Sidetracked

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You never know how things are going to turn out. I went downtown yesterday for the sole purpose of doing some photography in and around the Chicago Art Institute and got sidetracked by the Polish Constitution Day Parade.

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The parade, in honor of the Polish Constitution of May 3 1791, is an annual event in Chicago and is the largest Polish parade outside of Poland, drawing thousands of people who come to celebrate their national heritage. The sight of all those red and white flags flying in the breeze drew my attention away from the job at hand and I wandered off down Columbus Drive to see what was happening.

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There was an added air of excitement in the crowd, the event following so soon after Pope John Paul’s canonization and indeed this seemed to be the theme for this year’s parade.

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Almost everyone, spectators and participants, wore red and…

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Polish Air Force One

A footnote for those who do not read Polish

On 10 April 2010, the Polish Air Force One, a Tupolev Tu-154M, fin number 101, crashes near Smolensk, Russia. All 96 on board die, including the President of the Republic of Poland and the First Lady, Polish military chiefs of staff, members of Parliament and senators, the chairman of the central bank […]

za pomocą Dr inż. Lasek w obliczu całkowitej ruiny – Salon24 | Niezależne Forum Publicystów.

There’s a Poland Caucus?

With the assistance of a translator they said, they are hoping for Oscar :oops:  :arrow: that’s why the secret police informer bio has a hope in the title :roll:

Who else was there? The film’s star Robert Wieckiewicz (who pulls off Walesa’s moustache pretty well); Polish ambassador Ryszard Schnepf; and Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a member of the U.S. Senate Poland Caucus. (There’s a Poland Caucus? Who knew?)

za pomocą Lech Walesa cracks jokes — in Polish.

Cheating in Chess

In the meanwhile, we need to make it clear to potential cheaters that the traditional rules of law enforcement still apply: you can rob a few banks, but if you make a career of it you’ll end up drawing attention and end up full of bullet holes. Fraud detection constantly improves over time and, with statistical analysis as a tip-off, we’ll be watching you very carefully — uncomfortably so. As they say, you’ll draw heat. And when we do catch you, there will be retroactive hell to pay. Doesn’t sound like a career plan, does it Lance?

via The Crown Game Affair « Gödel’s Lost Letter and P=NP.