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Remembering the crew of and the sacrifice they made on this day 33 years ago.
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7 weeks ago by jcoffey42
Honor View20 Singapore Launch: A Hole New World (S$699)
It is common knowledge that Huawei offshoot e-brand Honor has been a large part of the group’s meteoric success in 2018 – notably overtaking Apple in aggregate sales figures. Rebranded, redesigned and reinvigorated with new technology, the Honor View20 was launched in Paris days ago. Today, it arrives in Singapore – counting itself amongst the...

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7 weeks ago by vrzone
Bitcoin Breaking News — Our first tweet was in honor of Hal's running...
Our first tweet was in honor of Hal's running bitcoin tweet from ten years ago today. You were one of the great ones sir. via Tumblr Our first tweet was in honor of Hal's running bitcoin tweet from ten years ago today. You were one of the great ones…
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9 weeks ago by ohiobitcoin
In 1938, Nazis demanded to know if ‘The Hobbit’ author was Jewish. He responded with a high-class burn.  | GOOD
25 July 1938 20 Northmoor Road, Oxford 

Dear Sirs,

Thank you for your letter. I regret that I am not clear as to what you intend by arisch. I am not of Aryan extraction: that is Indo-Iranian; as far as I am aware none of my ancestors spoke Hindustani, Persian, Gypsy, or any related dialects. But if I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of Jewish origin, I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have no ancestors of that gifted people. My great-great-grandfather came to England in the eighteenth century from Germany: the main part of my descent is therefore purely English, and I am an English subject — which should be sufficient. I have been accustomed, nonetheless, to regard my German name with pride, and continued to do so throughout the period of the late regrettable war, in which I served in the English army. I cannot, however, forbear to comment that if impertinent and irrelevant inquiries of this sort are to become the rule in matters of literature, then the time is not far distant when a German name will no longer be a source of pride.

Your enquiry is doubtless made in order to comply with the laws of your own country, but that this should be held to apply to the subjects of another state would be improper, even if it had (as it has not) any bearing whatsoever on the merits of my work or its sustainability for publication, of which you appear to have satisfied yourselves without reference to my Abstammung.

I trust you will find this reply satisfactory, and 

remain yours faithfully,

J. R. R. Tolkien
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