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The Outer Space Treaty of 1967
Treaty on principles governing the activities of states in the exploration and use of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies.
Opened for signature at Moscow, London, and Washington on 27 January, 1967
THE STATES PARTIES. TO THIS TREATY,
INSPIRED by the great prospects opening up before mankind as a result of man’s entry into outer space,
RECOGNIZING the common interest of all mankind in the progress of the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes,
BELIEVING that the exploration and use of outer space should be carried on for the benefit of all peoples irrespective of the degree of their economic or scientific development,
DESIRING to contribute to broad international co-operation in the scientific as well as the legal aspects of the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes,
BELIEVING that such co-operation will contribute to the…
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Did you know that, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, the origin of the word snark lies in the snorting sound people made — already in the nineteenth century! — when they wanted to dismiss or ridicule another person? These days, others might not be able to hear us as we roll our eyes in disbelief at their opinions (when eyes roll in front of a laptop, do they make a sound?). We’ve become masters, however, at making the silent, verbal equivalent of eye-rolling: a quick, snide comment on a blog post, a disapproving cat in a hastily-phrased meme. Is the art of creative disagreement a thing of the past?
A quick, snide comment on a blog post, a disapproving cat in a hastily phrased meme: is the art of creative disagreement a thing of the past?
Not quite. We read hundreds of your posts every week, from Writing…
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NEW YORK – A day after the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg touted the progress the World Trade Center site -and all of Lower Manhattan – has made in 12 years, but warned of future terror threats.
Bloomberg said when he took office in January 2002 the ruins of the World Trade Center were still smouldering and that there was real worry that the city would not be able to recover from the crippling economic and emotional blows delivered by the disaster.
“But today we can declare that the era of post-9-11 uncertainty is over,” Bloomberg said in a speech to the Downtown Alliance, which manages the area’s Business Improvement District.
He boasted that the population of downtown has tripled since 2001 and the area is now home to hotels, schools and parks.
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