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US & Allied Forces Carry Out Syria Strikes

Posted April 16th, 2018 at 04:56 AM by redskevin

The United States, with support from France and the United Kingdom has carried out strikes on Syria’s chemical weapon facilities on Saturday, following a chemical attack blamed on Syrian government forces. Besides the United States Air Force and Navy, the air forces of France and United Kingdom took part, with support from the French Navy.

The Syrians claim to have shot down most of the missiles, but the strikes did cause damage. Initial reports say that three civilians and six soldiers...
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Zhu Bajie: Patron Deity of Prostitutes

Posted March 21st, 2018 at 12:57 AM by ghostexorcist
Updated April 1st, 2018 at 05:38 AM by ghostexorcist


The Xiahai City God Temple (霞海城隍廟) in the Dadaocheng district of (old) Taipei, Taiwan contains a Zhu Bajie shrine statue (fig. 1) to which prostitutes and other members of the hospitality industry pay reverence. Taiwan Today writes:

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Thousand Cranes ... (in memoriam Dmitri Hvorostovky)

Posted November 28th, 2017 at 11:08 AM by deaf tuner
Updated December 8th, 2017 at 09:44 AM by deaf tuner

An old Japanese tradition, called Thousand Origami Cranes (千羽鶴 - Senbazuru) say that the one folding thousant origami will see his wish coming true.

Rasul Gamzatov, on his visit to Japan learned about the young girl from Hiroshima, a girl contracting leukemia after the atomic bombing. The girl that folded, as the old tradition wants, the thousand origami. Ofcourse, it wasn't enough for saving her young life ....

Hiroshima, Sadako Sasaki, the thousand...
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Police Criticized for Shooting Dementia Patient

Posted December 14th, 2016 at 07:35 PM by redskevin

Police in the American town of Bakersfield in California, have been criticized for shooting a 73-year-old dementia sufferer after reports he might have a gun, only to find he was carrying a crucifix.

A 2015 study rated Bakersfield Police Department as the deadliest in the US. The Bakersfield Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency for the city of Bakersfield, which according to the BBC, is 110 miles (177km) north of Los Angeles, and has logged 13.6 killings for every...
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A review of "Who rules the World?"

Posted October 4th, 2016 at 11:29 AM by Piccolo
Updated October 10th, 2016 at 02:57 PM by Piccolo

Here, I will post a review of Noam Chomsky's "Who rules the World"?

Per usual, Noam Chomsky covers American and world foreign policy, history, and re-iterates some of his usual points.

William Polk (son of noted diplomat Frank Polk, and distant descendant of President James K. Polk) is a noted foreign policy consultant who is referenced by Chomsky in this work.

Thus, topics covered are Neo-Liberalism, the reponsibility of intellectuals, wage slavery,...
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