Random quote: "We are not asking for a complete opening of NATO’s door, just a small enough opening so that Lithuania can get through it." Lithuanian Prime Minister Gediminas Vagnorius, speaking to journalists in July, 1998 - (Added by: Tomas Baranauskas)
Posted 2006-03-21 08:31 (#35498 - in reply to #35458) Subject: поиски в Вильнюсе
Оказывается, знакомый в Вильнюсе тоже не может найти:
ja pomniu Vas i vashu prosbu. Film, k sozeleniju iz redkich, ja sam
ego videl lish odnazdy, ocen davno.
Na dniach esce raz rassprosu pro etot film v samoj bolsoj videoteke
Vilniussa. Esli tam nebudet, stoz, togda, dumaju ostaetsa lish
obrasciatsa v Litvoskuju kinostudiju.
Виноваты, конечно, американцы с их Баффало Биллами:
The bravest of the brave Congressional Medal of
Honor Recipient colonel William F. Cody known as Buffalo Bill.
Buffalo Bill, the champion buffalo killer of the Great Plains, was
awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1872, although this award
was revoked in 1916 on the grounds that Cody was not a regular member
of the armed forces at the time. The award was restored posthumously
in 1989. Buffalo Bill worked as a guide for people wanting to hunt
buffalo. For several years Mr. Cody continued to hunt buffalo and
fight Indians. During this time he earned the nickname "Buffalo Bill"
when he killed 11 buffaloes with 12 bullets, and later killed 4,280
buffaloes in 18 months using a 50-clibre breech-loading Springfield
rifle. Most of the destruction of the American Bison took place
Colonel Richard I. Dodge in 1867 at Fort McPherson, Nebraska, advised
a group of hunters to "Kill every buffalo you can. Every buffalo dead
is an Indian gone". General Philip H. Sheridan: "Let them kill, skin,
and sell until the buffalo is exterminated, as it is the only way to
bring lasting peace and allow civilization to advance. The buffalo
hunters have done more in the last two years to settle the vexed
Indian question than the regular army has done in the last 30 years."