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Runaway Negro Creek changed to Freedom Creek due to offensive name
On Thursday the U.S. Board on Geographic Names voted to make things right and change the name of the waterway called Runaway Negro Creek, to Freedom Creek, after residents lobbied to remove the culturally insensitive term, Savannah Now reports.And only two years later, they finally made it, found this creek a new name. And so creative!, to call it Freedom Creek, because African-American slaves may have found their freedom when running down this creek. Great!
According to a press release from Sen. Lester Jackson (D-District 2), the name change was originally proposed after a public interest meeting during the summer of 2017, where residents voiced concerns saying it was culturally insensitive.
#Georgia #US #USA #FreedomCreek #RunawayNegroCreek #News #Politics #Culture #History #Racism #NoRacism #StopRacism
On this day in 1990, the beautiful, enigmatic Swedish film star Greta Garbo dies at the age of 84, in New York City.
Born Greta Gustaffson, Garbo grew up in poverty in Stockholm, working in a barber shop and later in a department store to help support her family after her father died. From 1922 to 1924, Garbo studied on scholarship at the Stockholm Royal Dramatic Theater’s acting school. She was discovered by the director Mauritz Stiller, who cast her in his epic film The Legend of Gosta Berling and gave her the stage name Garbo. When Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer offered Stiller a film contract, he took Garbo with him to Hollywood. She made her American film debut in 1926’s The Torrent, and quickly became a sensation.
By the end of the 1920s, Garbo was playing the leading lady–on- and off-screen–opposite John Gilbert, the preeminent silent film actor of the day, in Flesh and the Devil and Love, among other films. Garbo made her sound debut in 1930’s Anna Christie; the film’s tagline was “Garbo Talks!” Her husky voice and thick accent only increased her exotic, mysterious appeal, and Garbo would reign supreme among Hollywood’s A-list actresses throughout the 1930s. She stood out in a star-studded cast in Grand Hotel (1932), the film in which she famously declared “I want to be alone,” as well as in a reunion with Gilbert (whose career in the era of sound did not fare so well) in Queen Christina (1933). Two later performances, in Anna Karenina (1935) and Camille (1936), both won her Best Actress honors from the New York Film Critics.
Garbo’s first comedy–marketed as “Garbo Laughs!”–was the acclaimed Ninotchka (1939), directed by Ernst Lubitsch. The coming of World War II cut off the European market, where Garbo’s films had always been more popular than in the United States, and when MGM refused to meet her salary demands, Garbo announced her retirement. Though she intended to return to work in Hollywood after the war ended, the planned projects never came to fruition. Despite three nominations, Garbo never won an Academy Award for Best Actress. She was given an honorary Oscar in 1955, however, for what the Academy called “a series of luminous and unforgettable performances.”
Known as the “Swedish Sphinx” for her unreadable image onscreen and her legendary aloofness, Garbo did no interviews after the early years of her career and declined to participate in the autograph-signing, public appearances and other trappings of the movie star life. She was never known to have married, but her love affairs–with Gilbert and others–inspired endless speculation. Having become an American citizen in 1951, she spent much of her post-Hollywood life living in New York, though she traveled frequently to Europe.
from This Day in History
May deliberately places «Festival of Britain» in year of the Irish civil war's 100th anniversary
What is now the Irish republic became the Irish Free State in 1922, while Northern Ireland remained part of the UK. A civil war erupted among Irish nationalists over the remaining links with Britain and raged for a year. Sunder Katwala, the report’s author, said: “Holding a festival of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 2022, on the centenary of Ireland’s partition and civil war, would be the worst possible timing. It is only likely to heighten tensions between communities – and that’s before we know Brexit’s implications for the border. Right across the UK, a festival so closely associated with Brexit may only reinforce divides when it could be bridging them.”I don't even believe that her announcement in this centenary event was a simple coincidence. I mean, why would you announce to hold such a festival in three years, where suddenly, public figures have to remind her that it would correlate with the 100th anniversary of the Irish Civil War that led to the first Irish Free State? Even if she forgot about it and therefore stumbled over an embarassing fauxpas, it would be shameful for the English PM, since their two countries' history is historically itnerwoven. How many mistakes could she do until she realised it was time for her to go?
“There is going to be a lot of rebuilding to do in Anglo-Irish relations, which had been put on a completely new footing over the last 20 years and were then trashed by the Brexiters over the last couple of years,” he said. “An example is their constant attacks on [Irish prime minister Leo] Varadkar for hostility when all he is doing is protecting the interests of the Irish people. I fear it will take years to put this right.”I would rather say that it'll take centuries once a hard border should appear on Irish soil.
#England #Ireland #NorthernIreland #Ulster #IrishCivilWar #Britain #IrishFreeState #History #GreatBritain #UK #UnitedKingdom #News #FestivalOfBritain #Brexit #HardBrexit #NoDealBrexit #TheresaMay #Politics #Nationalism
This town surely has got a Story to tell - yet now it's for sale
The Brown County town of Story is 17.4 acres of property, including a historic general store, an old grain mill, numerous barns, rental cabins, and outbuildings that include two 19th-century privies, The Herald-Times reported.
“We wanted to put the town into safe hands with appropriate restrictive covenants and keep the business running pretty much the way it is,” general manager Jacob Ebel said.
A news release announcing the sale describes Story as “the best surviving example of a 19th-century pioneer logging/farming community in the American Midwest.”
#Indiana #US #USA #Story #History #Economy #Economcis #Restoration #Renewal #TownForSale #News #Midwest #Pioneer #PioneerSettlement
Archaeologists opened ancient sacrophagus on live TV
"Expedition Unknown: Egypt Live" aired from the site outside Minya, which is along the Nile River south of Cairo and its Giza pyramids.
After exploring other tombs—finding artifacts like statues, amulets, canopic jars used to store organs, and other mummies including one that had decomposed to a skeleton—they crawled to the chamber containing the intricately carved sarcophagus.
"I can't believe this, this is incredible," exclaimed Zahi Hawass, an Egyptian archaeologist and former antiquities minister, who had taken charge of the expedition with American explorer Josh Gates as the host of the broadcast.
"It's a media spectacle in the end—but it could make people love antiquities and is a good promotional opportunity for tourism, if done right," an Egyptian archeologist who asked to remain anonymous told AFP.
#History #Archaeology #Egypt #DiscoveryChannel #Sacrophagus #AncientCulture #Pharaoah #AncientEgypt #News
A short list of the most transformative products of the past century and a half would include the lightbulb, Ford’s Model T—and the IBM System/360. This mainframe series forever changed the computer industry and revolutionized how businesses and governments worked, enhancing productivity and making countless new tasks possible.#ComputerHistory #Computers #IBM #System360 #Engineering #Technology #Manufacturing #Software #Management #History
In the years leading up to its 7 April 1964 launch, however, the 360 was one of the scariest dramas in American business. It took a nearly fanatical commitment at all levels of IBM to bring forth this remarkable collection of machines and software. While the technological innovations that went into the S/360 were important, how they were created and deployed bordered on disaster. The company experienced what science policy expert Keith Pavitt called “tribal warfare”: people clashing and collaborating in a rapidly growing company with unstable, and in some instances unknown, technologies, as uncertainty and ambiguity dogged all the protagonists.
Ultimately, IBM was big and diverse enough in talent, staffing, financing, and materiel to succeed. In an almost entrepreneurial fashion, it took advantage of emerging technologies, no matter where they were located within the enterprise. In hindsight, it seemed a sloppy and ill-advised endeavor, chaotic in execution and yet brilliantly successful. We live in an age that celebrates innovation, so examining cases of how innovation is done can only illuminate our understanding of the process.
In his memoirs, Tom Watson Jr. admitted to being in a nearly continuous panic from 1964 to 1966 and deeply regretted his treatment of [his brother] Arthur [who was managing System/360 engineering and manufacturing]. “I felt nothing but shame and frustrations at the way I’d treated him…. As it was, we remade the computer industry with the System/360, and objectively it was the greatest triumph of my business career. But whenever I look back on it, I think about my brother I injured.”
Years later, when asked whether IBM would ever engage in such a massive project again, one executive barked out, “Hell no, never again.” Watson tilted toward a similar reaction. Commenting in 1966, he said, “At our size, we can’t go 100 percent with anything new again,” meaning anything that big. After the 360, Watson made it a policy “never to announce a new technology which will require us to devote more than 25 percent of our production to that technology.”
The generation that brought out the S/360 remained unique in the company, a special clan bonded ferociously to IBM. Careers had been made and broken, personal lives and marriages upended. IBMers did not know at the time how extensively their products would change the world, but we do."
#Martin-van-Creveld: The Treaty of Versailles, the hundredth anniversary of which will be remembered in June of this year, has attracted more than its share of historical debate. What has not been said and written about it?
The #Treaty-of-Versailles, the hundredth #anniversary of which will be remembered in June of this year, has attracted more than its share of historical debate. What has not been said and written about it? That it did not go far enough, given that #Germany lost only a relatively small part of its #territory and #population and was allowed to continue to #exist as a #unified state under a single #government (French Prime Minister #GeorgesClemenceau). That it went much too far, thus helping lay the #foundations of #World-War-II. That it imposed a “Carthaginian Peace” (the #British economist #JohnMaynardKeynes in his 1919 best-seller, The Economic Consequences of the Peace). That it was “made in order to bring twenty #million #Germans to their #deaths, and to ruin the German #nation” (according to a #speech delivered in #Munich on 13 April 1923 by a thirty-four year old demagogue named #AdolfHitler). All these #views, and quite some others, started being thrown about almost as soon as the #ink on the #Treaty had dried. In one way or another, all of them are still being discussed in the #literature right down to the present day.
But what was there about the #Treaty that was so #special? Was it really as #original, as #unique, as has so often been maintained? Was the brouhaha it gave rise to justified? By way of obtaining an answer to this seldom-asked question, consider the following…
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No wonder his body got stoned ...
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Palestinian militant group cooperated with Israeli secret service to return an IDF soldier's dead body
Based in Syria and headed by Ahmad Jibril, PFLP-GC is an offshoot of the PFLP and is violently opposed to any peace with the Jewish State. The group was involved in dozens of deadly attacks against IDF troops in southern Lebanon and Israeli civilians during the 1970s and 1980s.Damn, I hate those counterproductive militant groups, they are standing in the way for a peace process. They remind me of the Tory party within the Brexit negotiations, just without the deadly attacks against the opposition.
IDF Spokesperson Ronen Manelis on Wednesday refused to say which country helped find Baumel’s remains, saying only that a “third-party” was involved. But on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country’s troops along with Syrian forces located Baumel’s body.
Jerusalem likely asked Moscow to have militants on the ground familiar with the rumors of where they were buried do the dirty work of excavating the graves, even if that meant the PFLP-GC.
#Israel #Palestine #Russia #Syria #MiddleEast #ForeignAffairs #Baumel #ZacharyBaumel #Putin #VladimirPutin #FreePalestine #FreeIsrael #History #IDF #IsraelDefenseForces #PFLP-GC #BringThemHome #Politics #News
#history #agriculture #barley
A 5,000-year-old barley grain discovered in Aland, southern Finland, turns researchers' understanding of ancient Northern livelihoods upside down. New findings reveal that hunter-gatherers took to farming already 5,000 years ago in eastern Sweden, and on the Aland Islands, located on the southwest coast of Finland.
On the NATO's 70th anniversary
The U.S. Congress invited Jens Stoltenberg to demonstrate its unwavering support for NATO amid rising tensions with Russia over the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty aimed at preventing a nuclear confrontation.
“We do not want a new arms race. We do not want a new Cold War. But we must not be naive. An agreement that is only respected by one side will not keep us safe,” said Jens Stoltenberg the NATO Secretary-General.
Drumpf’s individual relationship with NATO has been turbulent, partly because he wants closer relations with Russia, though his administration is pressuring fellow NATO member Turkey to drop an arms purchase from Moscow.
As policymakers in NATO capitals draft flowery speeches for their ministers, and caterers in Washington place their orders for just the right vintage of champagne, allies are making a series of decisions that are rapidly eroding alliance unity. Too few members today—the United State included—see a need to prioritize NATO solidarity. That’s weakening members’ collective hand against the alliance’s adversaries and casting a dark shadow over the 70th anniversary.Also, just saying: It's not even about spending more on interior affairs such as pensions or education, since both of them are heavily underspent, they are saved to death, one could tell. Our schools are degrading, fading into nowhere, while oure retirees either have the façade chance of buying shares on the stockmarkets (with the money they don't have), or dying in poverty. Our financial secretary Olaf Scholz avoids any kind of spendings to maintain the debt cut, to create no debts within the entire year. He's like the German Paul Ryan, although Ryan admitted he was a fiscal Conservative, while Mr. Scholz still claims to be a SocDem.
But the budget decision was never about NATO. Instead, Berlin’s defense spending debate became a choice between bending to Drumpf’s demands or spending more on domestic priorities such as pensions or education. It was also an attempt by the Social Democrats to differentiate themselves from Merkel’s Christian Democrats.
These S-400 batteries, which Russia plans to deliver in July, are unable to connect with the alliance’s early warning systems. U.S. military commanders also worry that the S-400s would compromise the security of the F-35 fighter jets that Turkey just purchased (as well as the F-35s that other NATO allies fly).
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"In 2014 at the NATO summit in Whales, all of our allies agreed of their own accord, to spend at least two percent of their GDP on defense. The United States has done all that and more," said Pence. "Twenty-three of the 28 member nations were still not paying what they should be paying."Instead of judging over other NATO members for not paying their 1.5 percent of their GDP into military, your country would be better off spending more in favour of education, not only in privately owned schools, but also into public schools which are attended by the general public. Just saying, you're setting the wrong scopes. Oh, and also: I don't know whether it was a mistake of yours in terms of pronounciation, but Wales is spelled without an .
Pence pointed at Germany, saying they have a stout economy, and yet would not devote the two percent in their latest budget proposal. He also criticized Germany for their increasing reliance on Russia for energy.1.45 percent is just fine, dude.
Pence said NATO members have opened up dialog with other countries in the region, like Australia, Singapore and South Korea.
NATO’s biggest long-term challenges are a diminishing appetite from the U.S. for security guarantees for Europe, as exemplified by the Drumpf administration's highly ambivalent attitude toward the alliance. This will be compounded by Brexit and the attendant centrifugal forces pulling at Europe, which will in turn undermine political unity — the true Achilles’ heel of an organization that operates on consensus. Finally, there will be downward pressure on defense budgets on both sides of the Atlantic as nations try to address social and infrastructure needs.
I think after the addition of North Macedonia and Montenegro, there will probably be a pause in actual admissions. If Finland and Sweden decide they’re sufficiently threatened by Russia, they may decide to move from a very close partnership to actual membership.
The strategic challenge of the future requires a level of creativity and engagement in developing technologies with a mindset that you need these technologies in place to deter, but you don’t necessarily need to use them.
One other theater NATO should address in the coming decade is the Arctic. The Arctic is a strategically important region, and ignoring its importance for collective security is short-sighted. NATO must take on a greater role in this region, starting with developing a NATO Arctic strategy.
“Since its creation in 1949, NATO has done more to promote democracy, peace, economic prosperity, and security in Europe than any other multilateral organization. NATO continues to form the backbone of security and stability in Europe, and serves as the cornerstone of America’s greatest strength, our alliances with likeminded nations.
The North Atlantic region must stand together in meeting the myriad challenges we collectively face. A strong, vibrant transatlantic partnership with the NATO alliance at its core is, and will remain, essential for ensuring peace, prosperity, and geopolitical stability in the 21st century.”
#US #USA #Europe #Europa #EU #News #Politics #Germany #Deutschland #Politik #NATO #Merkel #AngelaMerkel #Trump #DonaldTrump #Stoltenberg #JensStoltenberg #Pence #MikePence #Pompeo #MikePompeo #GlobalAffairs #ForeignAffairs #History #Anniversary #Global #Globalization #Worldwide #Military #Russia #Putin #EasternEurope #VladimirPutin #Overkill #Agitation #WorldWarII #WorldWarIII #NorthAtlanticTreatyOrganisation #Future
The World’s Oldest Rug Was Made In Armenia
March 27, 2019
The oldest surviving knotted carpet is the Pazyryk rug, excavated miraculously in the frozen tombs of Siberia, dated from the 5th to the 3rd century B.C., now in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. This square tufted carpet, almost perfectly intact, is considered by many experts to be of specifically Armenian, origin. The eminent authority of ancient carpets, Ulrich Schurmann, says of it:
“From all the evidence available I am convinced that the Pazyryk rug was a funeral accessory and most likely a masterpiece of Armenian workmanship”
When chemists and dye specialists of the Hermitage Museum examined the Pazyryk carpet for various substances, it has been concluded that the red threads used in the carpet were colored with a dye made from the Armenian cochineal, which was anciently found on the Ararat planes. Moreover the technique used to create the Pazyryk carpet is consistent with the Armenian double knot technique. This technique is particularly known as the “Armani baff”, that is “Armenian work” in several rug weaving centers of Iran.
Extracted from previous post: The Three Mile Island incident - 40 years later
In addition to the problems inside the nuclear power plant, communication issues caused further concern. People had a hard time trying to parse technical and contradictory information they were hearing from Metropolitan Edison.Could we therefore tell the people to be lucky, or would this be too cynical?
"The big problem was there was no communication," said Dick Hoxworth, who worked for WGAL-TV at the time. "Metropolitan Edison treated public relations as a necessary nuisance. They didn't really feel that public relations was something that you needed. Therefore, there was nobody there who could really communicate well--who could communicate what was going on. And the fact is that they tried to downplay what was going on."
"There was nothing unusual, or a basis for that decision. It was sort of a compromise between doing nothing and doing a full-scale evacuation," Denton said in 2004, adding that in hindsight, the only time evacuation should have been ordered was Wednesday morning when the core was melting--but no government officials knew that at the time.
Also on March 30, a new problem became apparent: a gas bubble in the containment building. The bubble contained highly flammable hydrogen. The fear was if the bubble were to explode, it would cause a meltdown and radiation would spread for miles around. The bubble dissipated over the next several days.
This article also includes a three-part podcast on the history of the Three Mile Island incident, «As It Happened». So, if you want to hear more about it how it came to happen, I can recommend it to you.
#US #USA #History #NuclearPower #NuclearEnergy #WorstCaseScenario #CleanEnergy #Harrisburg #ThreeMileIsland #News #Politics #Environment #Environmentalism #NeverForget #Fallout #Fallout2 #Desaster #Catastrophe
There are people
(I already thought that we had this debate about Nazis being actually left-wingers because it is called National Socialists. Even German poltiicians who, by their age (speaking of age and senilitiy), become more and more demented, made the same claim about this determining predicate in the end. It's socialism, but with a very nationalist scent. Just saying: There's nothing socialist about deporting people for relating to an ethnic, religious or whatever minority and murdering them like vermits. This is racist, discriminating, a crima against humanity. Something only the wrost scum in the world is capable of doing without having a very bad conscience about. Now, the Socialists are nothing like this, they are empathic and objected to reaching the best for all of the poeple (excluding fascists). How would murdering almost half of them accomplish this goal? The answer: It doesn't. Period.)
Barr’s bombshell announcement led to Brooks’ outburst, which in turn led to discussion about whether socialists are Nazis because they both use the word “socialist” in their title.He actually quotes from Hitler's infamous pamphlet but claims that the Democrats were the actual fascists? Dude, seriously... I'm planning on reading the book to say I have read it, but I would never quote any single line from this book, no matter how desperate I was. There is a certain intonation when quoting from certain sources, and you should mind this as a public personality...
_ Brooks said in his floor speech Monday. Brooks quoted from Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" about the use of the "big lie" tactic to dominate political struggles, and the Alabama Republican claimed that's what Democrats did to Drumpf over the Russia allegations._
"Concentration camps were built by private firms who submitted the low bid," Nadler said. "It was in no sense a socialist economy or a socialist ideology. You shouldn’t confuse it by absolutely objectively false invoking of Nazis."It's true, great German companies and concerns employed the innocent inmates in the camps. The pharmaceutical company Bayer, the IG Farben, Siemens, etc... There's nothing less socialist than introducing the private market to incarceration and murdering camps so that they get cheap employees who will never see the light of day again. This is... Ugh, screw it. These so-called Conservatives are all piles of pure shit.
#History #Revisionism #GOP #Republican #RedWave #Texas #Alabama #DeepSouth #SpecialKindOfStupid #Nazi #Nazis #NoNationalism #NoPatriotism #NoFascism #NoNazism #NoNZS #Nationalism #Patriotism #Fascism #NationalSocialism #Socialism #Communism #NSDAP #Hitler #AdolfHitler #MeinKampf #MeinKrampf #Politics #News #US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #Steinbach #ErikaSteinbach #AfD #NoAfD #Germany #Deutschland (To include my German peers who may well remember the moments when AfD party members claimed that Nazis were leftists, for the very same reason discussed in this argument; different country, same struggles) #Poltiik
Until then, we will tear some flags apart:
Kosovar PM fires Deputy minister for genocide comment on independence anniversary
The Western military alliance committed “a deliberately planned genocide against a sovereign country that fought Albanian terrorism inside its own borders," Mikic wrote in a Facebook post on March 24, which marked the 20th anniversary of NATO’s 78-day air campaign.
Rights groups say that several hundred people died in NATO’s bombing campaign that helped end Belgrade's crackdown against ethnic Albanians in its then-province Kosovo.
#Kosovo #EasternEurope #NATO #Serbia #Yugoslavia #History #Politics #News #Anniversary #IndependenceDay
España solo se disculpará por la conquista de México si ellos piden perdón por los mariachis | El Mundo Today
“Los conquistadores españoles mataron a sus hombres, violaron a sus mujeres y se llevaron gran parte de su riqueza, pero jamás irrumpieron en un restaurante chillando y tocando guitarras y trompetas”, ha expresado la diplomacia española ante el desafío mexicano. “La Batalla de Centla fue dramática, pero no es comparable al horror que se vive con la canción Cielito lindo”, explica la Casa Real en su respuesta.
Se violan más derechos humanos en tres canciones de un grupo de mariachis que en siglos de ocupación”, insisten desde La Moncloa.
#Méxco #Mexico #Spain #Espana #Music #Musica #Mariachi #HernánCortes #Cortez #Cortes #Conquistadores #History #Historia #News #Satire #Politics #Policia #Sanchez #PedroSanchez #Moncloa
Trump signs Golan Heights decree
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed a decree on Monday at the start of a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying the United States recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory that Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war. The decree formalized Trump’s statement on March 21 saying it was time for the United States “to fully recognize” Israeli sovereignty over the Golan.
The Golan Heights (Hebrew: רמת הגולן, Ramat HaGolan), or simply the Golan, is a region in the Levant, spanning about 1,800 square kilometres (690 sq mi). The region defined as the Golan Heights differs between disciplines: as a geological and biogeographical region, the Golan Heights is a basaltic plateau bordered by the Yarmouk River in the south, the Sea of Galilee and Hula Valley in the west, the Anti-Lebanon with Mount Hermon in the north and Wadi Raqqad in the east.
The Venus of Berekhat Ram, a stone figure from the Lower Paleolithic era, found in the Golan Heights, may have been created by Homo erectus between 700,000 and 230,000 BCE.
The Venus of Berekhat Ram
In the 3rd millennium BC the Amorites inhabited the Golan, being part of the territories that Labaya the Canaanite king of Shechem opted to annex in the 14th century BC as stated in the Amarna Letters sent to Ancient Egypt. After the Late Bronze Age collapse the Golan was part of the newly formed kingdom of Geshur until it was conquered in the end of the 2nd millennium by the Arameans. The Aramaean city state Aram Damascus reached over most of Golan to the Sea of Galilee.
In the Bible, Golan is mentioned as a city of refuge located in Bashan: Deuteronomy 4:43, Joshua 20:8, 1 Chronicles 6:71. 19th-century authors interpreted the word "Golan" as meaning "something surrounded, hence a district".
According to the Bible, the Children of Israel conquered the Golan from the Amorites. The Bible says that the area, known as Bashan, was inhabited by two Israelite tribes during the time of Joshua, the tribe of Dan and Manasseh. The city of Golan was a city of refuge. King Solomon appointed ministers in the region. After the split of the United Monarchy, the area was contested between the northern Kingdom of Israel and the Aramean kingdom from the 9th century BC. King Ahab of Israel (reigned 874–852 BC) defeated Ben-Hadad I in Afek of the southern Golan.
In the 8th century BC the Assyrians gained control of the area, followed by the Babylonian and the Persian Empire. In the 5th century BC, the Persian Empire allowed the region to be resettled by returning Jewish exiles from the Babylonian Captivity, a fact that has been noted in the Mosaic of Rehob.
Temple of Pan
Tourism. A ski resort on the slopes of Mount Hermon
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European federalism was pushed and financed by US spy chiefs
(Yet another outdated article, but this time, it's of historical relevance, and I am glad to say that this seems not to be distorted by any conspiratorial crackers who try to degrade the European Union, and direct it into any Jewish conspiracy in favour of the Great Replacement. This is something itneresting to read, and I guess that it will find a lot of agreement.
I also found it in someone's post on the Diapsora, but forgot to note it down. So, if this certain person comes along my post, feel free to leave a comment highlighting yourself for the others. Thanks a lot!)
The documents were found by Joshua Paul, a researcher at Georgetown University in Washington. They include files released by the US National Archives. Washington's main tool for shaping the European agenda was the American Committee for a United Europe, created in 1948. The chairman was Donovan, ostensibly a private lawyer by then.
The European Youth Campaign, an arm of the European Movement, was wholly funded and controlled by Washington. The Belgian director, Baron Boel, received monthly payments into a special account. When the head of the European Movement, Polish-born Joseph Retinger, bridled at this degree of American control and tried to raise money in Europe, he was quickly reprimanded.
#US #USA #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #Europa #History #CIA #ACUE #News #Politics #EuropeanFederalism #Britain #GreatBritain #England #Communism #Imperailism
Some additional information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Committee_on_United_Europe
Rafi Eitan, ex-minister and legendary spy who captured Eichmann, dies aged 92. A former Shin Bet and Mossad officer, Eitan was also famous for being the handler of American-Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard; Netanyahu mourns ‘hero of Israeli intel community’.
Times of IsraelMORE:
By TOI STAFF
Rafi Eitan, a former Israeli minister, Shin Bet and Mossad officer, and the legendary spy who led the famed capture of Adolf Eichmann, died on Saturday at the age of 92. The Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv, where Eitan was hospitalized, issued the announcement of his death to the media.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement on his passing calling him a “beloved person” and “hero of the Israeli intelligence community.”
“My wife Sara and I mourn alongside the people of Israel the passing of Rafi Eitan,” Netanyahu said. “Rafi was among the heroes of the intelligence services of the State of Israel on countless missions on behalf of the security of Israel.”
“He was a personal and close family friend. His wisdom, wit and commitment to the people of Israel and our state were without peer. We mourn his passing,” Netanyahu said.
“On behalf of the Israeli Knesset, I mourn the passing of former Knesset member and intelligence official Rafi Eitan,” said Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein.
“His commitment and contributions to the founding of Israel, its security and particularly the operation that led to the capture of Nazi criminal Eichmann will forever be remembered by the Israeli people. May his memory be a blessing,” he added.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin too issued a statement, calling Eitan “a brave fighter, whose contributions to the security of the State of Israel will be taught for generations to come.”
“Rafi was a born fighter who stuck to his mission and to what he knew to be right. Our heads are bowed today in his memory, and we part from him in sorrow and thanks, and with deep appreciation for his contribution to the people and the country,” Rivlin said.
Eitan commanded the 1960 intelligence operation that captured Nazi war criminal and Holocaust organizer Eichmann in Argentina and took him back to Israel for prosecution. He was also the chairman of the defunct Gil Pensioners party and pensioner affairs minister from 2006 to 2009.
Eitan was also famous for being the handler of American-Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, who as a civilian intelligence analyst for the US Navy, passed reams of classified material to Israel from the summer of 1984 until November 1985. Eitan was head of the Bureau of Scientific Relations at the time.
Pollard was recruited by an up-and-coming Israel Air Force officer, Col. Aviem Sella, and run by Eitan. Pollard served a life sentence in US federal prison beginning in 1987 and was released in November 2015.
In a 2014 episode of the Israeli investigative TV show “Uvda,” Eitan admitted for the first time that Israel’s leadership at the time, then-prime minister Shimon Peres and defense minister Yitzhak Rabin, knew full well that Israel had a spy within the US armed forces. In the episode, Eitan was unapologetic about turning Pollard in to US authorities after Pollard fled to the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC with his FBI tail.
Last year, Eitan made headlines when he publicly endorsed the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, in a move that shocked the Israeli diplomatic corps. The AfD, derided by critics as anti-Semitic and racist, was the first openly anti-immigrant, far-right party to enter the Bundestag since World War II.
Photo credit: Orel Cohen/ Flash 90
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Auschwitz museum tells visitors to be more respectful when attending the site
(Expect the worst when reading the article, wwe're living in the 21st century, and suffer from the disrespect of this era.)
In a statement shared on Twitter on Wednesday, museum authorities said tourists should reconsider coming if they do not respect those who were killed there, specifically calling out those posing for photos to share on social media, apparently ignoring the bitter history of the site.
"There are better places to learn how to walk on a balance beam than the site which symbolizes deportation of hundreds of thousands to their deaths."
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I've also created a basic 3D flyover animation of Giza:
You can download the model here:
All made with #foss only of course: #Blender, #ffmpeg, #Gimp and so on. Already uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. I hope you will reuse it, and my hope is you will keep the derivative works in the public domain as well. It would be great if someone could e.g. create an interactive tour with the #Godot engine.
Saying that the chemical attacks on Ghouta didn't happen isn't supporting Bashar al Assad. Etc.True.
ivan zlax wrote the following post Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:52:58 +0300
Related to previous post about Syria. 6 years ago:
The situation in Syria is still in the focus of world media. Experts predict another U.S. aggression for “human rights”. Washington regularly declares its readiness to attack Syria. The official version – to punish al-Assad and Syrian army for the use of chemical weapons against the civilian population.
In the message August 22 Eugene Furst congratulates Col. on successful operation and refers him to Wasington Post publication about chemical attack in Syria. From the Anthony’s wife dialog with her friend it’s clear the video with the children killed in the chemical attack near Damascus was staged by U.S. Intelligence.
30 августа 2013 на ресурсе pastebin анонимным хакером была опубликована переписка полковника американских вооруженных сил Anthony Jamie MacDonald. Согласно этим данным, 22 августа Eugene Furst поздравляет полковника с успешно проведенной операцией, ссылаясь на статью в газете Washington Post о химической атаке под Дамаском.
Из опубликованной переписки жены полковника можно прийти к выводам, что видео с детьми, погибшими в химической атаке, было инсценировано американской разведкой.
«Как видишь, я нахожусь далеко от от этого, но наши ребята постарались как следует. Мне нравится догонять тебя. Надеюсь на скорую встречу».
«Кстати, видел твой последний успех. Хорошая работа. Молодцы»
«Я всё думаю про этих сирийских детишек. Слава Богу, они живы. Надеюсь, им дадут за это какой-нибудь подарок или деньжат».
«Я тоже это видела и очень испугалась. Но Тони успокоил меня. Он говорит, они не пострадали, это делалаось для съемки на камеру. Так что не волнуйся, дорогуша».
«Знаешь, все никак не могу забыть эту ужасную газовую атаку в Сирии. Ты видела этих детишек? Я просто ревела… Их отравили, они умерли. Когда это кончится? Я вижу их лица во сне. Что Тони говорит тебе об этом?»
Неисправленный профиль полковника из linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/anthony-j-macdonald/31/615/a2
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