RFK - Bobby Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis
At the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Bob Kennedy was the country’s attorney general.  At first he advocated a strike against the island, ninety miles south of Florida, where the Soviet Union was installing offensive ballistic missiles.  As he listened to the debate amongst the President's closest advisors, however, he changed his mind.

Move the video forward, to 1:10, to view a short clip of Bobby’s role in the crisis.  Included are recreated scenes, hist

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(2/12)Battlefield: The Battle for Russia
This fast paced episode of "Battlefield" chronicles the titanic war in the east, that eventually decided World War II in Europe. Despite numerous warnings from the Communist spy networks: the Lucy Spy-Ring the Red Orchestra Richard Sorge, and pleadings from Churchill and FDR, through ultra decrypts, Stalin discounted all invasion warnings. Stalin felt that all these alarming reports was actually an attempt to divide agreements between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, by the British and America
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Aram Khachaturian was a Soviet Armenian composer who lived from 1903-1978.  His music was influenced by Armenian Folk Music.  He composed various piano works, as well as concertos for violin, cello and piano.  He is probably best know for the piece Sabre Dance and the film music for Spartacus.
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Aram Khachaturian was a Soviet Armenian composer who lived from 1903-1978.  His music was influenced by Armenian Folk Music.  He composed various piano works, as well as concertos for violin, cello and piano.  He is probably best know for the piece Sabre Dance and the film music for Spartacus.
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Aram Khachaturian was a Soviet Armenian composer who lived from 1903-1978.  His music was influenced by Armenian Folk Music.  He composed various piano works, as well as concertos for violin, cello and piano.  He is probably best know for the piece Sabre Dance and the film music for Spartacus.
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Aram Khachaturian was a Soviet Armenian composer who lived from 1903-1978.  His music was influenced by Armenian Folk Music.  He composed various piano works, as well as concertos for violin, cello and piano.  He is probably best know for the piece Sabre Dance and the film music for Spartacus.
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Aram Khachaturian was a Soviet Armenian composer who lived from 1903-1978.  His music was influenced by Armenian Folk Music.  He composed various piano works, as well as concertos for violin, cello and piano.  He is probably best know for the piece Sabre Dance and the film music for Spartacus.
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Aram Khachaturian was a Soviet Armenian composer who lived from 1903-1978.  His music was influenced by Armenian Folk Music.  He composed various piano works, as well as concertos for violin, cello and piano.  He is probably best know for the piece Sabre Dance and the film music for Spartacus.
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Aram Khachaturian was a Soviet Armenian composer who lived from 1903-1978.  His music was influenced by Armenian Folk Music.  He composed various piano works, as well as concertos for violin, cello and piano.  He is probably best know for the piece Sabre Dance and the film music for Spartacus.
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Aram Khachaturian was a Soviet Armenian composer who lived from 1903-1978.  His music was influenced by Armenian Folk Music.  He composed various piano works, as well as concertos for violin, cello and piano.  He is probably best know for the piece Sabre Dance and the film music for Spartacus.
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Aram Khachaturian was a Soviet Armenian composer who lived from 1903-1978.  His music was influenced by Armenian Folk Music.  He composed various piano works, as well as concertos for violin, cello and piano.  He is probably best know for the piece Sabre Dance and the film music for Spartacus.
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Aram Khachaturian was a Soviet Armenian composer who lived from 1903-1978.  His music was influenced by Armenian Folk Music.  He composed various piano works, as well as concertos for violin, cello and piano.  He is probably best know for the piece Sabre Dance and the film music for Spartacus.
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Mac Basics
Once you have registered your new Mac and have gotten to the desktop you will notice icons are in a dock at the bottom of your screen.  You will see a finder icon which works like windows explorer, opening things in a different window.  There is a dashboard icon and a mail icon. Next is the icon for Safari which is the browser.  iChat allows you to have audio and video chats.  The iTunes icon lets you sync all your iTunes.  There are other basic icons that are discussed. (5:37)
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How To Learn 10 Mac Shortcuts

Go to the Spotlight function by pressing the Command key while you tap the Space bar. Click on Keyboard and Mouse in the drop-down list – the dialog box that pops up lists shortcuts.

Hit the Command and the comma keys to open the Finder preferences.

Take and save a picture of your screen.

Press the F9 key to tile open windows on the desktop, and again to return them to their original positions.


Zoom in by pressing Command, Optio

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How To Use a Flash Drive or Memory Stick
How To Use a Flash Drive or Memory Stick. Learn how to use a flash drive or memory stick.

Plug the flash drive into the computer in one of the USB ports on the side or on the back of your computer.

Open My Computer on a Windows machine to find the flash drive. It may be called drive D, E, or F depending on how many other drives are on your computer.




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Learn Basic Computer Skills : Organizing Files in Microsoft Windows
Organizing files in Microsoft Windows is crucial when you want to find those files again. Learn more in this video.

Expert: Ross Safronoff
Bio: Ross Safronoff started using a two piece VHS camera system, and then progressed to a 8mm camcorder, then Hi-8, followed by a mini-DV, and finally a Digital8.
Filmmaker: Ross Safronoff

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SeArch : Archeologisch erfgoed in de Noordzee
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Het SeArch-project wil het marien archeologisch archief in kaart brengen, met daarbij twee doelen:

  1. De ontwikkeling van een snelle en kwaliteitsvolle methodiek voor het inschatten van het archeologisch potentieel van door werken geaffecteerde &helli
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The Political Economy of the Cold War
At its heart the Cold War was a competition between two economic systems. Despite having in common a "military-industrial complex", they were profoundly different in the degree of freedom they offered their citizens, the living standards they were able to achieve and the pace of technological innovation they could sustain. In this first lecture, Niall Ferguson compares and contrasts the United States and the Soviet Union in the Cold War and asks how far the outcome of the Cold War was economical
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Some Russia-related links
Over time I've accumulated a lot of Russia-related internet links. I'd like to share some of them with you. As I come across more worthy links I'll update this post. So, if you are interested, bookmark it!


1. The first pick is NY based authentic Russian clothing store. I am planning on ordering from them one of their cute aprons. Children's costumes are precious!

Rusclothing.com

2. Pick #2 is a site

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How to Secure a New Computer
The tutorial focuses on three main areas:

Updating your WIndows Software
Security Software
Routine Maintenance

Updating your Windows Software
Run Windows Automatic Updates before you do anything else on your new computer. This will go out to Microsoft and install any Windows updates that affect system security and stability.
Click the Windows (Start) button, then select Control Panel from the menu. (10:37)

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