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  • What was in it for me? I wasn't asking for any sort of reciprocation, after all. Why didn't she want her erogenous zones stimulated? I have no idea. All I know is that you could, if you wanted to, find the answers to all sorts of difficult questions buried in that terrible war-torn interregnum between the first pubic hair and the first soiled Trojan.
    (Nick Hornby, "High Fidelity")
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  • There is a central myth about British science and economic growth, and it goes like this science breeds wealth, Britain is in economic decline, therefore Britain has not done enough science. Actually, it is easy to show that a key cause of Britain's economic decline has been that the government has funded too much science... Post-war British science policy illustrates the folly of wasting money on research. The government decided, as it surveyed the ruins of war-torn Europe in 1945, that the future lay in computers, nuclear power and jet aircraft, so successive administrations poured money into these projects--to vast technical success. The world's first commercial mainframe computer was British, sold by Ferrranti in 1951 the world's first commercial jet aircraft was British, the Comet, in service in 1952 the first nuclear power station was British, Calder Hall, commissioned in 1956 and the world's first and only supersonic commercial jet aircraft was Anglo-French, Concorde, in service in 1976. Yet these technical advances crippled us economically, because they were so uncommercial. The nuclear generation of electricity, for example, had lost 2.1 billion pounds by 1975 (2.1 billion pounds was a lot then) Concord had lost us, alone, 2.3 billion pounds by 1976 the Comet crashed and America now dominates computers. Had these vast sums of money not been wasted on research, we would now be a significantly richer country.
    (Terence Kealey)
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  • The misery in war-torn Afghanistan is reminiscent of images from the Thirty Years' War.
    (Jurgen Habermas)
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  • I'm just delighted. I really thought that because it was a panel vote it might go to people who had gone to war-torn places. I'm very surprised and delighted.
    (Joe Wright)
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  • I didn't realize until then there was such a war-torn country in this world where people couldn't even afford to have the basic needs in life, such as food, accommodation and education. I was shocked.
    (Jack Lee)
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  • It was wonderful to hear the students grapple with the complex issues of peacekeeping in a war-torn region and to work toward a consensus of what could be done to promote peace and stability.
    (Laura McDowell)
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  • The idea being to perhaps keep them on edge, to keep them from going outside of their camps, and perhaps even make them reconsider deploying their troops to this war-torn area.
    (Matt McClure)
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  • At the end of day, we need a credible institution that has ability to lead an international response to global problems like nuclear proliferation, the horrifying spread of HIV-AIDS, economic and political rebuilding in war-torn regions, and worldwide poverty.
    (Norm Coleman)
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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina has done what many said was impossible even a year ago, let alone at the start of my mandate in May 2002. For the country now stands at the gates of Europe. This is a truly remarkable achievement for a country as war-torn as Bosnia and Herzegovina was just 10 years ago.
    (Paddy Ashdown)
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  • It's the latest game featuring war-torn Germany, where shooters hunt Nazis and supernatural beings during World War II. The new game promises unmatched exploration, action and espionage.
    (Todd Hollenshead)
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