Eu quero um pouco de coragem, sem precisar me afogar em qualquer coisa que me tire da realidade, eu quero esquecer que nas ruas se distribui medos, eu quero mais sorrisos, eu quero poder gritar o que for preciso, e sussurrar o que for ilícito, eu quero menos mascaras e escassez, quero sinceridade, menos penalidade, mais confiança em mim e em você, mais cumplicidade, mais intimidade, mais cuidado, mais carinho, mais prazer, mais amor, menos roupa e mais querer.
—  Por isso eu quero você! 

A senior Wehrmacht NCO rests a Maschinengewehr 34 (MG.34) on the shoulder of a Spiess (Hauptfeldwebel) who is holding a Soviet SVT-40 rifle, somewhere on the Ostfront (Eastern Front) c.1942

“From official German field regulations, firing over No2s shoulder was a quick expedient to engage low flying enemy aircraft. Otherwise it´s not mentioned anywhere, but one can assume that it was also applied in other situations, when quick engaging targets was required and no other rest for the gunner available. (….LMG team in wheat field, engaging Russian Cavalry few hundred metres away and such).” (Battlefront.com)

(Nb. this MG 34 tripod and sling are absent which suggests that it could have been removed from a Sonderkraftfahrzeug (APV)

(Colourised by Doug)

Array Networks will move into the new location pleasantly in May of 2009

The Boyd pool of spring, everything grows glory. May 1 of 2009, Array Networks (Beijing) The company moves into the new location pleasantly. So far, sales-forces and Beijing research and development centres of markets of Array Networks Beijing general headquarters, China district move into the mansion in the 21st century of Beijing located in Yansha commercial circles formally, work in unison in the same place, raise Array Networks grow up new page of development.

Array Networks has entered China over the past five years, has held the pulse of the times, led the technological trend, have the courage to bring forth new ideas, bent on making progress, the business increases steadily, the group is strengthening constantly. It is passing to review, make people filled with exultation; Look forward to the future, our confidence has one’s heart filled with. We move into the new location pleasantly today, have happiness developed, it is the expression of a kind of confidence even more. Array Networks will continue the cooperative partner hand in hand, will plant the Chinese market of root, with remarkable technology and products, and support that the localized close service wins the confidence of customer, help the customer to promote productivity, create greater value for the customer.

Swan’s Judas’ exhibition, the fine horse industry starts and revitalizes. Hope every friend continues caring about and supporting Array Networks, letting us create brighter future together! Happiness of tomorrow of Array Networks!

Array Networks (Beijing) The new address of the company:

Address: Bright horse’s room of 10 floors 1001-1017 of the mansion of the 21st century of A No. 40 of bridge circuit of Chaoyang District of Beijing

Postcode: 100016

Tel.: 84446688

Fax: 84447566

Since this is my FIRST OFFICAL POST on tumblr I decided to start a little thing that I will do every week or so on Saturday called … “The Minivan of the Week!” Yeah I know, who really gives a crap about minivans, but hopefully *fingers crossed!* that this could be fun. And maybe even semi-hilarious to see all the ugly interesting looking minivans that the WORLD has to offer. (Why just do the United States? I’m sure that other countries have some nightmares on wheels as well.) And maybe someday when you are sitting around the table with your family over the holidays playing a trivia game, this random minivan information will help you. So you really should be thanking me. But you can do it later.:)

Minivan of the Week: **The Infamous Chevrolet Lumina APV!!**

Classification: Ugly

Production: 1989-1996

Made in: Tarrytown, New York, USA

Body Style: A 3-door van

Layout: FF layout (front engine and front wheel drive)

Engine/Transmission: a V6 engine, with either 3 or 4 speed automatic transmission

Weighing in at: 3599 to 3899 lbs, which is 1632 to 1769 kg

Random/Useless Information:

*APV stood for ‘All Purpose Vehicle’

*related to the Oldsmobile Silhouette and the Pontiac Trans Sport

*Was one of the first 'stylish’ and 'sporty’ minivans, (I know, that minivan is really ugly in my opinion, but remember, this was the late 80’s/early 90’s, all kinds of crazy crap went on then) and was even considered 'avantgarde’

*Made to compete with popular minivans such as the Dodge Caravan, Plymouth Voyager (one of my personal favorites,) Chevrolet Astro, and even Chrysler, who at the time completley dominated the minivan market

*Was the most powerful minivan on the market until the Ford Windstar

*Eventually replaced by the Chevrolet Venture 

Next Week’s Minivan: **Plymouth Voyager!**

I will try and do a minivan that is somewhat related to the one that I just did, BUT feel free to request a minivan! :)

like in Lisbon

oh Lisbon, from the APV til the youth exchange you never stopped surprising me.

pre-meeting for the youth exchange you took care of me and never let me pay for the transportation. when i arrived at midnight to your knees you gave me a whole band who took me to the hostel in exchange for my sleep. i didn’t mind.

you made me nervous by not knowing a thing about my agenda but i all went away when i finally met Filipa and everybody els from the APV for the meeting.

you mesmerized me by showing your beauty when we walked on your stone streets and looked at the tiled, ornamented buildings. the sun gently warmed us when we looked at you from above from the castle while drinking beer and  enjoying the company of each other. the maltese guy Charlie lost his tram virginity on the line 28.

i never had a good sleep in Lisbon because the parties were too good and people are friendly not to mention caring. you always threw great people at me and i thank you for that as i thank you for my lack of sleep during the 2 days in november.


oh Lisbon, you knew i was coming back for the youth exchange and stored the best for the last. thus the week of wine began.

you put us in the quite but amazing Oriente, the area of ‘98 Expo, were we had a chance to enjoy wine by the river and during the day learn about our colorful group. you are skill in gathering the best people around you. and i have to thank you for that again. i could not have imagined that people can get along so quickly while being SO different - just amazing. 

your weather was unbelievable for us - it was January and i could walk around just in a long sleeved jacket and not worry about freezing. the only thing that i was worried about was the absence of sunglasses. i even got a slight tan on my white skin.

you are not scared of showing every part of you because that is what you are made of. spending a day in Damaia was i think the best day of them all. the stories that i have heard became reality to me and the experience was eye opening for me. your best parts are amazing but your weak parts are even better.

i have to talk about your people. they are always there to help and apparently they even like problems then they have something to do. they know how to have fun with or without a reason, that you can make up as you go. they like to share good things that is later hard to forget. they want you to have a good time no matter what. they are my kind of people.

there is so many things that i want to tell you but can’t. you have left one of the best feelings in me and will never forget it.

oh Lisbon, believe me and i’m a person of my words - i will be back. i just can’t get enough of you!

apparently according to a cat scan yesterday (yep spent all day yesterday in le hospital for appendicitis symptoms - false alarm on that one) I have a mass of arteriopulmonaryveins that didn’t fuse together right (born with it) in the bottom of my right lung, that they can do nothing about, that’s definitely going to burst one day.

doctor’s words “Soo if you start to feel shortness of breath and start coughing up blood, you’ll know why!”

cheery thoughts for the day…