HBO GO - Destaques da programação de Julho   
Destaques da programação HBO GO. (Imagem/Divulgação)
O mês de Julho traz a grande estreia da sétima temporada de Game of Thrones e a chegada das novas temporadas de Ballers e Insecure, os amantes de série terão novidades toda semana. Além dos novos episódios, títulos como Inferno, Já Estou Com Saudades e Invasão à Londres são destaques nas novidades do catálogo da plataforma da HBO GO, onde os assinantes têm acesso à melhor programação, a qualquer hora e em qualquer lugar.

Confira a lista das produções que entram e saem da HBO GO.

Estreia de produções originais:

  • Game of Thrones S7 (16 de julho)
  • Ballers (23 de julho)
  • Insecure (23 de julho)

Novos documentários:

  • Rock and a Hard Place (03 de julho)
  • Open Your Eyes (21 de julho)

Novo especial:

  • T.J. Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous (03 de julho)

Estreias de filmes:

  • Já Estou Com Saudades, (Miss You Already), 2015 (1º de julho)
  • Mad Max 2 – A Caçada Continua (Mad Max 2), 1981 (03 de julho)          
  • Superman, 1978 (03 de julho)
  • Os Goonies (The Goonies), 1958 (07 de julho)
  • Miss Simpatia 2: Armada e Poderosa (Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous), 2005 (07 de julho)
  • A Sogra (Monster-in-Law), 2005 (07 de julho)
  • O Cara (The Man), 2005 (07 de julho)
  • Floresta Maldita (The Forest), 2016 (08 de julho)
  • Winter, o Golfinho 2 (Dolphin Tale 2), 2014 (14 de julho)
  • Inferno, 2016 (15 de julho)
  • Golpe Duplo (Focus), 2015 (16 de julho)
  • O Policial Fora de Controle (Observe and Report), 2009 (21 de julho)
  • A Maior Luta de Muhammad Ali (Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight), 2013 (21 de julho)
  • Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, 2013 (21 de julho)
  • O Discurso do Rei (The King’s Speech), 2010 (21 de julho)
  • Invasão à Londres (London Has Fallen), 2016 (22 de julho)
  • Cães de Guerra (War Dogs), 2016 (29 de julho)
  • Um Milionário Em Apuros (King’s Ransom), 2005 (30 de julho)

Novidades para a família:

  • Beleza Negra (Black Beauty) (08 de julho)
  • Meu Amigo, O Unicórnio (Nico the Unicorn) (08 de julho)
  • O Riquinho (Richie Rich) (10 de julho)
  • Lego Liga da Justiça: Fuga em Massa em Gotham City (Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout) (13 de julho)
  • Scooby Doo 2: Monstros a Solta (Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed) (21 de julho)


Saem em Julho:

  • Liga da Justiça: Deuses e Monstros (Justice League: Gods and Monsters) (07 de julho)
  • O Informante (The Informant) (08 de julho)
  • Música e Letra (Music And Lyrics) (11 de julho)
  • A Máfia Volta ao Divã (Analyze That) (12 de julho)
  • Mensagem Para Você (You've Got Mai)l (12 de julho)
  • América Nua E Crua: Prostitutas em Ação – Cinco Anos Depois (Hookers At The Point: 5 Years Later: America Undercover) (18 de julho)
  • A Forca (The Gallows) (19 de julho)
  • Preto ou Branco (Black Or White) (21 de julho)
  • Whitney Cummings: Sou Sua Namorada (Whitney Cummings: I'm Your Girlfriend) (22 de julho)
  • Lego Liga da Justiça: Ataque da Legião do Mal! Lego Dc Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack Of Magic Mike XXL (30 de julho)


  • Terremoto: A Falha de San Andreas (San Andreas) (30 de julho)
  • O Serralheiro (El Cerrajero) (31 de julho)
  • Os Últimos Guardiões (The Last Keepers) (31 de julho)
  • Madea – Reunião de Família (Madea's Family Reunion) (31 de julho)
  • Ensinando a Viver (Martian Child) (31 de julho)
  • O Menino E O Mundo (31 de julho)
  • Homem-Aranha 3 (Spider-Man 3) (31 de julho)
  • Jogo Duro (Wild Card) (31 de julho)


          2 accept plea deals in Colorado Springs killing   

The two were accused in the death of Courtney Beaudette during a home invasion on June 1, 2016.


          A Message to Colorado from President Obama   
Legalized pot has been a bit “hit” in Colorado so far. Here’s something I wonder about: If we, as El Pasoans, have to go through a potentially invasive search when we want to leave our city ( Border Patrol Checkpoints) will people leaving Colorado be similarly inconvenienced? If not, why? Is drug smuggling only bad if it comes from the border? Continue reading…
          Cardiac Sonographer, Grd 2/3   
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          TRAINSPOTTER: Hell’s Wedding Bells — How the #GuptaLeaks reveal that South Africans paid for the whole damn thing   
The Daily Maverick and amaBhungane can now confirm that the legendary Gupta family nuptials — a four-day wedding binge-fest in Sun City that took place between 29 April and 3 May, 2013 — was paid for in its entirety by money stolen from a Free State dairy project, and laundered through a Gupta shell in Dubai. In all, at least R33.4 million was pissed away in the wedding of Gupta niece Vega, and new nephew-in-law, Aakash. The happy couple were aided and abetted in their endeavours in no small part by the current Mineral Resources Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane, who will be remembered as the most generous wedding underwriter in South African history. And so, we arrive at the understanding that South Africa is an ungainly mash-up between two seventies classics, The Godfather and Invasion of the Body Snatchers — a gangster state in which the inhabitants are zombified agents of a corrupt, festering uber-mind, based not in outer space, but in the United Arab Emirates. By RICHARD POPLAK, with reporting from amaBhungane and Scorpio
          PORTUGUESES CÚMPLICES DO GENOCÍDIO EM TIMOR-LESTE | revelado desde 2005   




A revelação de documentos secretos norte-americanos trouxe a verdade à tona sobre acontecimentos ocorridos em 1975 que comprovam a existência de conluio e indiferença de entidades portuguesas (civis e militares) na ocupação selvática levada a cabo por forças militares indonésias ao serviço de Suharto. Também esses traidores portugueses ficaram impunes. Conclui-se após a notícia veiculada pela Lusa em 2005, e que é recomendável não esquecer.

É costume em Portugal (assim como também em outros países) a culpa morrer solteira. Contudo isso não nos impede, em democracia, de recorrer às memórias da história para relembrar aos que são desses tempos mas ignoram e às novas gerações que no caso da invasão de Timor-Leste alguns portugueses têm a sua percentagem de responsabilidades perante o genocídio ocorrido naquele país, assim como a cobardia aviltante e desleixo em entregar de mão-beijada a Pátria de um povo e o próprio povo que Portugal colonizava (sendo por isso responsável).

É evidente que esses portugueses traidores e dignos de chafurdarem em chiqueiro adequado às suas práticas permanecem no secretismo e impunes. Nem a história de Portugal alguma vez fez constar quem são e o que fizeram na abrangência daquele fatídico período. Muito provavelmente alguns (ou todos) ainda foram condecorados por “bons serviços prestados à nação e a bem da nação”. Vómitos, é o que tais energúmenos merecem por tal comportamento. Decerto que inseridos numa componente política e militar. Se bem que certo é que não sabemos exatamente quem desses devemos apontar. A impunidade permite-lhes a opacidade conveniente.

Nem atualmente, mais de 40 anos volvidos, os nomes desses traidores, desses pulhas, e cúmplices dos crimes ocorridos em Timor a partir de 1975, por militares e polícias indonésias, foram divulgados. Passando-se uma esponja pelas responsabilidades e culpabilidades criminosas que lhes cabe.

Em abono da verdade deve ser facto real que na atualidade alguns deles já são ossadas ou pó. Isso não invalida que não seja escrita a história como se deve e que se lhes sejam retiradas condecorações se as tiveram recebido. Ao menos isso. Condecorar traidores é blasfémico para a história de Portugal e ainda muito mais aviltante para as centenas de milhares de vítimas timorenses.

Não são, não foram, os portugueses da plebe que agiram de modo tão sabujo e traidor dos povos timorense e português. Foram especificamente uns quantos, políticos e militares, pela certa. Quem? Quantos? Temos o direito de saber. Não só os portugueses mas também os timorenses interessados na verdade de toda a trama que causou cerca de 250 mil cadáveres timorenses.

Esta é a história pocilgueira de colonizadores cobardes e indiferentes aos destinos nefastos do povo por que se devia sentir e ser responsável. Essa seria a atitude correta e demonstrativa do respeito devido àquele povo. O colonialismo, os negreiros, decidiram ao contrário, cobardamente, com todo o desprezo pelas vidas humanas que então era fácil adivinhar serem varridas da face da terra, do Timor Lorosae. Assim se pode deduzir ao ler a seguir o que consta no jornal Público em 2005. Não só a Indonésia de Suharto é responsável pelo genocídio mas também os EUA e Portugal o são.

MM / AV

DOCUMENTOS SECRETOS | Portugal disse aos EUA que não se oporia à invasão de Timor-Leste

Em Março de 1975, Portugal já tinha informado os Estados Unidos não ser sua intenção resistir a uma possível invasão de Timor-Leste pela Indonésia, revelam documentos secretos divulgados ontem em Washingon. Isto apesar de uma análise militar norte-americana ter concluído que Portugal, com o mínimo de preparativos, tinha a capacidade de "encurralar" os indonésios em Díli, devido à falta de apoio dos timorenses a uma invasão Indonésia e às dificuldades do terreno.

Os documentos mostram a frustração indonésia para com a falta de resposta de Portugal à crescente crise em Timor durante 1975 e ainda a má informação sobre a situação política em Portugal por parte de um proeminente oficial indonésio.

Por outro lado, os memorandos revelam que em Novembro desse mesmo ano o actual ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros de Timor-leste, José Ramos Horta, contactou desesperadamente a embaixada norte-americana em Sydney, na Austrália, para apelar à " ajuda política e económica à Fretilin" e avisar que a invasão indonésia a Timor-Leste estava "iminente".

Em Março de 1975, Portugal já tinha informado os Estados Unidos não ser sua intenção resistir a uma possível invasão de Timor-Leste pela Indonésia, revelam documentos secretos divulgados ontem em Washingon. Isto apesar de uma análise militar norte-americana ter concluído que Portugal, com o mínimo de preparativos, tinha a capacidade de "encurralar" os indonésios em Díli, devido à falta de apoio dos timorenses a uma invasão Indonésia e às dificuldades do terreno.

Os documentos mostram a frustração indonésia para com a falta de resposta de Portugal à crescente crise em Timor durante 1975 e ainda a má informação sobre a situação política em Portugal por parte de um proeminente oficial indonésio.

Por outro lado, os memorandos revelam que em Novembro desse mesmo ano o actual ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros de Timor-leste, José Ramos Horta, contactou desesperadamente a embaixada norte-americana em Sydney, na Austrália, para apelar à " ajuda política e económica à Fretilin" e avisar que a invasão indonésia a Timor-Leste estava "iminente".

Esta iniciativa de Ramos Horta foi feita por indicação do Comité Central da Fretilin e, segundo o documento confidencial do Departamento de Estado, o funcionário da embaixada norte-americana que recebeu Ramos Horta "ouviu a exposição sem comentários".

A Indonésia invadiu Timor-Leste em Dezembro de 1975 com conhecimento prévio dos Estados Unidos.

Arquivo de Segurança Nacional dos EUA revela documentos secretos

Os documentos foram dados a conhecer pelo Arquivo de Segurança Nacional (National Security Archive), um centro de estudos que se especializa em tentar angariar e publicar documentos governamentais, muitas vezes secretos.

A organização deu ontem a conhecer 39 documentos até agora secretos sobre os contactos diplomáticos em redor de Timor-Leste após a queda da ditadura em Portugal, que levou à descolonização.

Poucos meses após o 25 de Abril de 1974, o Governo indonésio começou de imediato a sondar os Estados Unidos sobre a posição de Washington quanto a Timor-Leste e a sua possível anexação por parte de Jacarta.

Henry Kissinger foi informado da invasão

Em Dezembro de 1974, um funcionário do Conselho de Segurança Nacional dos EUA enviou um memorando ao então conselheiro de Segurança Nacional, Henry Kissinger, informando-o de que num contacto com o adido de defesa da Indonésia ficou a saber que "o Governo indonésio estaria interessado em saber a atitude norte-americana para com Timor Leste (e, por implicação a nossa reacção à possível tomada de controlo pela Indonésia)".

O funcionário sugere a Kissinger que convide entidades indonésias para conversações sobre essa e outras questões, ao que Kissinger dá sua aprovação com uma assinatura no final do documento por baixo da palavra "aprovado".

Poucos meses depois, em Março de 1975, um memorando "ultra secreto" de três páginas endereçado a Henry Kissinger pelo mesmo funcionário do Conselho de Segurança Nacional avisa que a Indonésia receia que "uma retirada apressada dos portugueses deixará Timor enfraquecida sujeita aos instintos esquerdistas de uns poucos líderes do movimento independentista, líderes que os indonésios receiam serem influenciados por Pequim".

O documento informa estarem a crescer as pressões dentro da Indonésia para uma "acção militar directa". "Temos alguma informação indicando que estão a avançar preparativos para essa acção e uma informação de que Suharto deu ordens para incorporação de Timor português não mais tarde do que Agosto de 1975, pela força se necessário", lê-se no documento. 

"Entidades oficiais portuguesas informaram-nos de que não resistirão a qualquer uso da força por parte da Indonésia," acrescenta o documento, sem dar outros pormenores.

Posição da Austrália era "ambivalente"

O relatório "ultra secreto" descreve a posição da Austrália sobre a possível invasão Indonésia como "ambivalente".

O autor do documento afirma que o Departamento de Estado não sabe "qual a melhor política a seguir", afirmando que o embaixador norte-americano em Jacarta recomendou "uma política de silêncio".

O documento propõe que se o Governo indonésio voltar a inquirir sobre a posição norte-americana, a resposta seja manifestar "a esperança de que qualquer mudança no Timor português seja levada a cabo pacificamente".

Henry Kissinger concorda com esta posição e nesse mesmo mês o consulado dos Estados Unidos em Surabaya enviou um extenso telegrama secreto à embaixada norte-americana em Jacarta alertando para as dificuldades que o Exército Indonésio enfrentaria numa invasão de Timor-leste.

O telegrama é titulado "Estimativa das capacidades militares indonésias " e nele o autor avisa que os timorenses ligam a possível invasão indonésia "às memórias amargas da ocupação japonesa e não deverão fornecer guias ou informação" aos invasores.

"Os portugueses não praticaram o ‘apartheid’ e as relações inter-raciais são excelentes," diz o documento.

"Não existe qualquer possibilidade de simpatia por uma autoridade indonésia entre a elite timorense ou a população em geral," acrescenta o documento, que avisa que sem o apoio da população "operações militares no Timor português seriam um grande peso para as melhores forças armadas do mundo".

O documento faz depois uma análise detalhada do terreno de Timor-Leste, afirmando que, embora com planeamento e preparação Díli, possa ser tomada "por uma força militar capaz", as forças portuguesas, com apoio de organizações locais e com "um mínimo de preparativos defensivos e uns poucos dias de aviso, podem encurralar os indonésios em Díli sem gastarem muito sangue ou munições".

O documento analisa depois praias perto de Díli para um possível desembarque indonésio, concluindo que "a logística e manutenção seriam a chave para uma operação com sucesso contra Timor português e estes aspectos não têm sido no passado os pontos fortes dos indonésios".

"Como é que os portugueses tencionam cumprir as suas responsabilidades"

Em Agosto de 1975, a embaixada dos Estados Unidos em Jacarta enviou um documento "secreto" ao Departamento de Estado a relatar um encontro entre o embaixador dos Estados Unidos e o tenente general Yoga Sugomo, dos serviços secretos indonésios.

Neste encontro, Yoga delineou a situação em Timor-Leste e expressou frustração por não conseguir clarificar "o que o actual Governo português vê como as suas obrigações e responsabilidades no Timor português ou como é que os portugueses tencionam cumprir as suas responsabilidades".

"Yoga disse francamente que o Governo da Indonésia não sabia quem estava no poder em Portugal e não conseguia obter respostas de Lisboa ou de qualquer outra representação diplomática portuguesa em Macau, Hong Kong, Nova Iorque e noutros locais," diz o documento, que relata como o general Yoga considerou os "socialistas" portugueses como "pró-Moscovo" e os "comunistas" como "pró-Pequim".

Quando informado pelo embaixador norte-americano de que "os socialistas portugueses tendem a manter laços ideológicos com os socialistas europeus e não com Moscovo" e sobre como as "tendências" em Portugal eram "vistas como não comunistas e de dificuldades para os comunistas, o general Yoga repetiu meramente que, pelo que sabia, os "socialistas eram pró-Moscovo e os comunistas eram pró-chineses".

Interrogado pelo general indonésio sobre qual a posição dos Estados Unidos para com a situação em Timor-Leste, o embaixador respondeu que, "em primeiro lugar, o Governo dos Estados Unidos não está ansioso por se envolver de qualquer modo no Timor português", sendo o "principal interesse norte-americano o impacto de qualquer mudança no Timor português nas relações dos Estados Unidos com a Indonésia".

"Em segundo lugar, o Governo dos Estados Unidos não tem qualquer objecção à fusão de Timor português com a Indonésia, assumindo que é esse o desejo da população", acrescentou o diplomata, citado no documento.

O embaixador disse que poderia "haver problemas" se houver "uma tomada pela força" avisando que isso poderia pôr em perigo a ajuda militar à Indonésia.

O general indonésio insistiu numa opinião mais clara das autoridades norte-americanas, afirmando que "se daqui a quatro ou cinco anos Timor português for pró-soviético ou pró-chinês, então os problemas não serão só da Indonésia".

O embaixador norte-americano disse que a posição norte-americana não estava "inteiramente dependente do ramo executivo do Governo dos Estados Unidos".

"O ramo executivo pode compreender a situação, mas as suas mãos podem ficar amarradas, pelo que não é possível dizer exactamente qual seria a reacção dos Estados Unidos", disse o embaixador dos Estados Unidos.

No encontro, o general Yoga disse não acreditar que a fusão de Timor-Leste com a Indonésia pudesse angariar mais apoio entre a população timorense porque "só a Apodeti (Associação Popular Democrática de Timor) é que apoia isso".

O décimo segundo e último assunto

A 5 de Dezembro de 1975, nas vésperas de uma visita do então Presidente Gerald Ford a Jacarta, o Departamento de Estado enviou uma nota "secreta" a Henry Kissinger a mencionar a informação sobre a decisão da Indonésia de invadir Timor entre "6 e 8 de Dezembro".

O documento sugere que - embora seja de esperar que a Indonésia não tome qualquer acção antes da partida de Ford de Jacarta, para evitar um "sério embaraço" - seja enviada uma "mensagem urgente" às autoridades indonésias "pedindo que os indonésios não façam qualquer anúncio e não tomem medidas militares até bem depois da partida do Presidente de Jacarta".

Documentos preparados por Kissinger para o Presidente Ford, para a sua visita a Jacarta, indicam, contudo que para Washington Timor-Leste não era uma prioridade.
A situação em Timor-Leste é apenas o décimo segundo e último assunto do "briefing" ao Presidente norte-americano.

Lusa, em Público | 29 de Novembro de 2005, 12:08

Também publicado em TIMOR AGORA 


          A Two Hour Journal Of Bethesda's MMORPG   

The MMORPG genre and The Elder Scrolls series are known for being engrossing time sinks. Players pour hours into these worlds and still feel like they hardly scratched the surface. Bethesda is combining both game types with The Elder Scrolls Online, potentially creating an even bigger threat to fantasy fans’ calendars (and wallets). I played two hours of Zenimax Online Studio's ambitious title at a Gamescom 2013 preview event in Cologne, Germany. The time I spent exploring Bleakrock Village and clearing bandits from a mine flew by, so I kept a detailed journal to archive my experience.

9:00 a.m.

Bethesda representatives sit us down at our computer stations, explain the basics of character customization and skill distribution, then set us loose.

9:09 a.m.

I begin by selecting a male Dark Elf and am dropped into Bleakrock Village, an island off the coast of Skyrim. I’m a Templar, which is a precursor to the Dawnguard featured in The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim’s post-launch DLC. A Bethesda employee helps me with the skill point distribution system. I drop a point into my combat skills, acquiring Puncturing Strikes, which allows me to attack several enemies in front of me at once. Attacks like these can be leveled up, independent of your character level, allowing players more progression without the regular old grind. I start off with a quest to commander Rana.

9:18 a.m.

I encounter a woman preaching at a statue about Rana. She claims Rana is risking people’s lives. I continue to explore the snowy Nord village and talk to a Denskar Earth-Turner, a dairy farmer that tells me he moved to this village to start a new life.

9:22 a.m.

I find commander Rana, who needs my help warning the townsfolk. She believes an invasion ship is on the way. She tells me I need to find important Bleakrock citizens at a dragon shrine, a haunted hollow, and an abandoned mine. I decide to start off by killing the bandits inhabiting the mine and send Rana’s compatriot Seyne back to town.

I find a journal in your quarters which reveals Rana’s partner Seyne is also a Dark Elf, and that the commander has been exiled to command a garrison or Nords on Bleakrock. The journal mentions a mysterious body that showed up on the beach, which was curiously dry. A Bethesda employee watches me curiously as I type and read this journal entry simultaneously. I believe they think I’m feverishly copying down the content of the in-game journal.

9:30 a.m.

I test out the first-person swordplay on some unsuspecting deer wandering through the woods. I feel like a monster. The action feels familiar to Skyrim, which helps me settle into the experience more quickly. I find sergeant Seyne outside the mine. She killed one of the bandits and asks me to wear its clothes and sneak into the mine and see what they’re doing down there.

9:35 a.m.

I attempt to sneak into the bandit encampment and blow it. I’m discovered pretty quickly and begin battling. The first guard I kill drops a letter. These bandits have been charged to wrangle up villagers and sell them for supplies. I accept a secondary quest to burn the bandits’ supplies, but the quest marker is far off. I attempt stealth again, but a patrolling sentry spots me. I get ambushed, die, revive on my corpse, and try again. I kill the first sentry I see, take its uniform, and try to be more careful. I’m almost discovered again when the sentry immediately respawns on my location.

9:42 a.m.

I make it to the mine, but the person on the other side of the massive door won’t let me in. I explore the surrounding area for clues. I fight some more bandits, settling into a steady attack, block, attack rhythm familiar to Elder Scroll’s basic combat. I find a contract in a nearby house that reveals the bandits took over the town in order to retrieve magical artifacts from the mine, Hozzin’s Folly. The note warns of traps in the mine, as it used to host old Nord rituals.

9:50 a.m.

I find more clues, including a relic and an old journal. The relic is shattered and has lost its magical potency. The journal reveals that the Nords were performing rituals in the mines to appease their god, but otherwordly creatures called scamps are causing trouble. I knock on the door to the mine, tell the guard I’m there to help take care of the trouble, and I’m let in. The fool immediately flees upon recognizing me as a stranger and is immolated by an old booby trap.

10:00 a.m.

I batter enough bandits to level up. I spend the skill point on the Puncture ability, which allows me to damage my enemies’ armor for a short duration. I blow my cover again and am swarmed by disgruntled miners toiling away. Puncture changes up the way I play quite a bit. I now open up combat by using the armor-weakening move on my foes, then peppering them with regular sword swipes for increased damage.

10:10 a.m.

I find my way into the tomb, and I’m prompted to avoid a series of fire traps. The scamps blast me with fire spells as I slowly work my way into the tomb. A swirling, glowing mass of purple and yellow light is in the middle of an improvised ritual chamber. This is a portal to the hellish world of Oblivion, and I have the option to enter. Stepping within I’m prompted to destroy the Unspeakable Sigil. I stare down the mouth of a twisted, red cavern with intimidating red banners hanging from above.

10:16 a.m.

I fight several more scamps. The little fiery goblins like to cast area-of-effect fire spells, but the casting time and telltale ruins give me a moment to step out of the way. I kill the remaining scamps and approach a floating sphere basking in bright light. I click the Unspeakable Sigil and my character is knocked back, sent through a portal, and suddenly outside the mine. A message informs me that I’ve destroyed the strange item. Seargeant Seyne meets me outside. I tell her what happens and she tells me a group called the Covenant is behind it all. She rewards me with a new sword and suggests we head back to speak with Captain Rana.

10:22 a.m.

I return to Bleakrock via a toll-based shrine teleportation system. This luxury cuts my travel time in half, which allows me to warn Rana more quickly to evacuate citizens. Seyne is already there, fervently reading a book near her commander. Rana asks me to start rounding up people to get out safely. Being the upstanding denizen of Tamriel I am, I set out to find the 15 people I need to help evacuate.

10:30 a.m.

I run into a wounded warrior named Hoknir. A beast named Deathclaw has eaten off his foot (though his character model still clearly has the appendage). He wants me to end the beast in his stead. Hoknir lost a slew of gear as he limped away from Deathclaw’s base. He suggests I follow the trail of equipment like breadcrumbs to the fiend’s lair.

10:35 a.m.

I find Hoknir’s arrows and sword on the wait to Deathclaw’s lair. I take out a couple of wolves chewing on a deer carcass. I loot the dead doe’s carcass and use the meat to lure Deathclaw outside. An unremarkable battle ensues that I easily win. I begin questioning Hoknir’s claim to be a lifelong hunter of dangerous beasts. Nevertheless, I take Deathclaw’s talon and head back. Hoknir miraculously rises to his feet and asks me how my hunt went. I exchange the memento for Hoknir’s axe, he limps a few steps towards the road, the dissolves into nothing. My quest tracker indicates I’ve rescued one of the missing townsfolk of Bleakstone. I decide to head back to Bleakstone to see if we can advance the quest without rescuing any more schleps like Hoknir.

10:42 a.m.

Rana gives me a chance to change my mind about abandoning the missing people. I’m still rewarded for rescuing the people that I did. I gladly equip the new pair of pants. The Covenant has arrived, and Rana charges me with cutting a swath through them and lighting a warning beacon to warn the mainland about them. In the meantime, Rana goes to rally the villagers. 

10:49 a.m.

I fight a handful of Covenant troops on my way to the tower. One enemy rogue uses an ability to leap over my head and land behind me, forcing me to turn quickly and block his follow up attack. I encounter an archer with a red, glowing charge shot which can perceptive players can sidestep. I like the simple cues the game displays to telegraph enemy attacks. I climb the tower, light the warning beacon, and am prompted to go talk to Tillrani Snow-Bourne.

10:56 a.m.

A trail of dead villagers leads all the way back to Bleakstone Village. Snow-Bourne is mortally wounded. Between bloody coughs she mentions that the townsfolk must be saved from the spreading fire. She points me towards a well and water buckets, so I get to work. I click on the buckets near the well and make for the closest flaming building. An incendiary mage is blocking barring my route, but the blade Seyne gave me makes short work of him. I use the water bucket on the flaming door and enter. Within I find the dairy farmer cowering in building and lead him out. I set out to put out more fires when I’m informed my two hours is up.

 

Time in Tamriel flies by whether you’re playing a single-player Elder Scrolls game or checking out Bethesda’s new MMO. I haven’t played World of Warcraft for years, and Star Wars: The Old Republic couldn’t hold my attention, but I’m excited to play more of The Elder Scrolls Online. The interesting questlines and familiar combat have kept me engaged so far, and doing it all with friends should make the experience even more exciting. The Elder Scrolls Online hits Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC early next year.

Check out more impressions from a previous The Elder Scrolls Online preview


          A New Doc Takes You Through The History Of The Pines Invasion   
In "The Panzi Invasion" Bianca Del Rio, Hedda Lettuce and others share their personal stories from Fire Island.
          Police Investigating Another Home Invasion On Rockford’s East Side   
    On 6/7/17 at around 1:00 A.M. Rockford Police responded to the 1800 of Ridgeland Rd for a reported … Continue reading →
          Os Capial: banda apressadinha revela capa e título do próximo disco   

Trabalho foi desenvolvido pelo renomado quadrinista e ilustrador Luciano Salles, que revelou isso no seu blog - http://www.dimensaolimbo.com/…/emboscada-caipira-de-plasma-…



E daí que o segundo disco d’Os Capial foi lançado há pouco tempo (agosto de 2016)? A dupla caipira de grind/death Dito (cantoria/viola) e Bento (batucada) já está fazendo a pré-produção de seu terceiro álbum, cujo título e a capa foram elaborados pelo renomado quadrinista e ilustrador Luciano Salles (conhecido em Araraquara/SP, onde vive, como “Pirica”), que também irá compor a letra da faixa-título: “Emboscada Caipira de Plasma”.

O artista esclarece o significado da capa. “Ele está protegendo seu galo de estimação e sua terra desse invasor (que somos nós) ou de quem estiver olhando o desenho, e conta com uma baita ajuda de outro mundo ali atrás”, explica Pirica, referindo-se ao OVNI. “Seria um tipo de ritual: ele se cerca de algumas facas com seu animal de estimação, um ser que ama e que, ao mesmo tempo, tem o auxílio mais do que normal dos extraterrestres, que também estão presentes para intimidar o agressor, lutando sempre contra quem quer sua pequena terra, latifúndios, monocultura, agrotóxicos e tudo mais o que fode fortemente. O cara está decidido a ir com tudo”, completa.

Sobre as cores e alguns detalhes: “as treze ‘facas’ estão em vermelho, pois é a cor do nosso chakra base, que significa ‘raiz’, ‘terra’. A luz da nave foi feita na cor do nosso segundo chakra, que significa ‘morada’, ‘elemento água’. O boné dele traz a era de aquário bordada”, representado por 13 facas, explana.

Salles, que desde 2015 desenvolve ilustrações para o jornal Folha de S. Paulo, é autor dos quadrinhos “Limiar: Dark Matter” (2015, independente), “L’Amour: 12 oz” (2014, Mino), “O Quarto Vivente” (2013, independente) e “Luzcia, a Dona do Boteco” (2012, independente). Colaborou para o projeto “Ícones dos Quadrinhos e Mônica(s)”, livro em comemoração aos cinquenta anos da personagem. Contatos: www.facebook.com/lucianosalles, @lucianosalles (Instagram e Twitter), ehttp://dimensaolimbo.com/

“Emboscada Caipira de Plasma” está previsto para ser gravado (com transmissão ao vivo do processo, via internet), no primeiro semestre de 2017 e lançado no segundo, via Cemitério Records, de Diomar Souza, selo que lançou o álbum anterior, “Grindagem Deatherra” (2016). O ‘debut’ “Nossa Grindroça Querida” (2015) também saiu pelas mãos de Souza, por meio do extinto selo Rotten Foetus Records.

Os Capial
@oscapial (Instagram)

Discografia
CD “Nossa Grindroça Querida” – 2015 - https://oscapial.bandcamp.com/
CD “Coletânea da Seletiva do Araraquara Rock 2015” – 2015
Coletânea virtual “Death Metal Narcoleptica - Vol.5”, da Rússia - 2015
Coletânea virtual “Latin America Noise Brutal Basarabia - Vol 1”, da Moldávia – 2016
CD “Grindiagem Deathterra” – 2016 - https://oscapial.bandcamp.com/

Videografia
- Os Capial - Ao vivo Teatro Wallace Leal - Araraquara SP - Out 2016 -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARNmGb26VDY
- Garrafada de Galinha (clipe) -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epcfQiDfR9I
- Porco do Mato Eu Não Mato (clipe) -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al-Le4Lc6QY
- Aquela Rua (cover Horríssono) (clipe) -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9nGw_l5UCI

          Incendio a Rozzano, fiamme nel "The Space": cinema invaso dal fumo, 6 persone intossicate   
L’incendio è divampato alle 16.30 di sabato. Densissima colonna di fumo. Multisala evacuato
          What is PRP Therapy, its Benefits and Procedure?   
Platelet-Rich Plasma is an extract from human blood that represents as the recent possible treatment option for fast soft-tissue healing of the joints and bones. PRP works as a stimulating factor that accelerates soft tissue healing and regeneration in orthopaedics. The PRP joint therapy is relatively simple, non-invasive procedure to treat joint injuries, arthritis and the like. Patients who are candidates for PRP joint NJ therapy are adult individuals who previously worked as laborers,...
          O retorno dos agentes de viagem   

Um acolhedor café da tarde foi enviado a Cristina e sua família assim que se acomodaram na suíte do resort. Eles foram acompanhados por um simpático carregador que levou as malas até o quarto que acomodaria Cristina e seus dois filhos durante a viagem a Pernambuco.


O excelente tratamento recebido pela família no resort não custou caro. Na verdade, foi pago um valor menor do que o previsto para a reserva de tal suíte. E isso tampouco foi resultado de horas de pesquisas cansativas na internet. Ela conseguiu a viagem dos sonhos por meio da ajuda de um agente de viagem sem que fosse necessário sair de sua casa. Cristina contou com a ajuda do BomTrip.com, o portal que permite o contato -  incluindo negociação e pagamento – entre viajantes e agentes via internet.
A decisão se deu porque Cristina precisava de recomendações especiais e do suporte de alguém que a orientasse de acordo com suas necessidades, já que viajava com duas crianças e gostaria de evitar que qualquer problema acontecesse durante a viagem. Ela queria um profissional que conhecesse bem o destino e soubesse indicar quais atividades poderiam ser feitas para tornar aquele momento em família ainda mais agradável.
De acordo com os relatórios da indústria do turismo, clientes como Cristina, que procuram um atendimento personalizado, não são tão poucos quanto se pensa. Segundo um levantamento do BomTrip.com, existem no Brasil aproximadamente 15 milhões de viajantes que se enquadram nesse perfil. Além disso, indicando a futura tendência mundial, há mais ou menos três anos as agências de turismo americanas têm vivenciado um crescimento em suas vendas, apesar das desvantagens perante os grandes portais da internet.
Essa boa notícia se dá como reflexo do que aconteceu às agências americanas, que voltaram a prosperar a partir de 2011. Com isso, os agentes de viagem voltaram a ser pauta de discussões: “estariam eles de volta?”. Naquele contexto, logo após um período em que se acreditava na total dominação dos grandes portais de viagem, era difícil acreditar que sim. Mas, como os números provaram, os agentes de viagem americanos recuperaram sua força, e o BomTrip.com veio para fazer com que as agências brasileiras também vençam esses obstáculos.
Apesar de todas as dificuldades, a esperança cresceu, e ainda cresce, à medida em que os viajantes se cansam de ter seu tempo e sua energia consumidos pelas inúmeras pesquisas necessárias ao se planejar uma viagem por conta própria. No mundo contemporâneo, mais rápido e movimentado do que nunca, o tempo aparece como um bem de valor inigualável.
Apesar do surpreendente retorno, não se espera que o mercado das agências volte à era pré-internet. Mas, ao que tudo indica, os agentes de viagem ainda desempenham um papel bastante relevante no universo do turismo. E tudo isso se deve a um simples fato: seres humanos não devem ser substituídos por máquinas, mas sim trabalhar em colaboração com elas. E é exatamente isso que o BomTrip.com faz: oferece via internet o atendimento personalizado dos agentes de viagem e, com isso, atrai cada vez mais clientes para as agências.
Além disso, o padrão de atendimento dos agentes evoluiu muito. Aquele tempo em que se consultava um agente de viagens para perguntar-lhe o que fazer ficou para trás. O agente atual não determina o destino do cliente, ele trabalha em colaboração com o viajante, que já tem uma ideia do que deseja fazer, e procura entender suas vontades e avaliar o que cabe no seu bolso. E a plataforma criada pelo BomTrip.com é ideal para promover essa comunicação entre agente e viajante, fazendo com que o entendimento seja pleno e que a viagem saia como (ou melhor que) o esperado.
Os agentes contemporâneos também se preocupam em oferecer aos viajantes opções exclusivas que eles não conseguiriam organizar facilmente por conta própria, como, por exemplo, um curso de dança balinesa ou um cruzeiro noturno pelo rio Nilo. Ou seja, agentes podem acrescentar à viagem elementos para torná-la mais autêntica e especial.
Apesar de estar resolvido quando às suas vontades, o cliente contemporâneo, assim como todo o resto do mundo, não têm tempo para sair de sua casa à procura do serviço que deseja. Hoje, dá-se prioridade a tudo o que pode ser resolvido sem sair do lugar. Por isso, o BomTrip.com se caracteriza como uma plataforma de auxílio não somente para os agentes, mas também para os viajantes, já que facilita o acesso até o serviço personalizado.
E é assim, on-line, que os agentes ganham força para competir com os grandes portais de viagem que, por sua comodidade, tanto atraíram os viajantes. Agora, os agentes e agências podem oferecer não só a comodidade, mas também o que já ofereciam antes da invasão virtual, o serviço de conselheiros pessoais que desejam proporcionar a seus clientes a melhor experiência antes, durante, e depois da viagem.
Tony Gonchar, o CEO da Sociedade Americana dos Agentes de Viagem, uma vez escreveu: “Graças a seu profundo conhecimento, experiência e conexões na indústria do turismo, os agentes de viagem podem proteger não somente o dinheiro de seus clientes, mas também seu maior bem, o tempo.” A frase de Tony Gonchar resume, em poucas palavras, o porquê do tão inesperado retorno dos agentes de viagem.

Fonte: www.bomtrip.com

          Patufet, on ets? Viatge per la història de Catalunya   


Per Àngela Sánchez Vicente


Una nova aventura del nostre amic Patufet cau a les nostres mans!

Aquest cop amb Patufet, on ets? Fem un Viatge per la història de Catalunya a través d’unes meravelloses il·lustracions que a més d’un alt poder pedagògic i didàctic desperta l’agilitat visual dels menuts de casa.

El Troba el Patufet en un recorregut pel temps és la versió catalana i nostra dels mítics llibres dels anys vuitanta de cercant en Wally. Però per nosaltres és una icona en Patufet i a més ens agrada que obre debat i ens explica coses de la nostra història i la nostra terra.

L’Hugo Prades i en Roger Roig ja tenen una legió de menuts seguidors lectors que gaudeixen de l’experiència d’aprenentatge amb els seus contes com a costumari i també amb els seus llibres on les activitats els tenen ben distrets alhora que ens donen la oportunitat als adults a explicar-los una mica més allò que ja es veu a les il·lustracions i al text explicatiu.

Els àlbums del Patufet són una eina molt potent d’entreteniment doncs cerquen al seu amic, a la Patufeta, al Patufot, al Patuf, al Bru, al monstre ratolinets, i elements típics de cada època.

Des de la prehistòria, a la Barcelona olímpica passant per els grecs, els romans, els àrabs, l’edat mitjana, el 1714, la invasió francesa, l’esclat industrial i el modernisme i un somni cap al futur.

Una pinzellada fàcil i comprensible de cada època acompanyat de l’essencial als dibuixos com les robes, els pentinats, els edificis i la visió global de la societat ajuda als menuts a fer un viatge per l’eix cronològic de Catalunya.

De la mà de Cossetàniapodem desgranar, un cop més, una obra mestra pels nanos i els no tant nanos. Reconec que m’he picat i he buscat al Patufet i als seus amics!

Us el perdreu?

Vinga va, tota la colla d’en Patufet us espera!



          L'importance d'adapter le secteur forestier aux changements climatiques   
Un sommaire de ce rapport est disponible. Le présent rapport trace un bilan des connaissances acquises en matière de changements climatiques récents dans les forêts du Canada et présente des prévisions de changements au cours du siècle selon les scénarios d’émissions mondiales de gaz à effet de serre élaborés par le Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat. Même si l’on réduit de façon durable les émissions de gaz à l’échelle mondiale, on prévoit un climat très différent et auquel il sera essentiel de s’adapter. On observe déjà les effets sur les forêts, et ils seront de plus en plus considérables. On s’attend d’ailleurs à ce que la tendance actuelle à la hausse de la superficie brûlée chaque année se poursuive. En raison des changements climatiques, les forêts seront soumises à des périodes de stress d’envergure, ce qui augmentera à court et à moyen terme la probabilité d’invasions de ravageurs. Les invasions de plusieurs ravageurs ont dépassé en envergure toutes les épidémies antérieures et sont associées au franchissement du seuil climatique. L’invasion de la forêt boréale par le dendroctone du pin ponderosa (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) semble probable, même si l’effet de l’élargissement cette aire de répartition serait probablement moindre que celui observé récemment en Colombie-Britannique. On prévoit en outre que les épidémies causées par la tordeuse des bourgeons de l’épinette (Choristoneura fumiferana Clemens) dureront plus longtemps et s’aggraveront. En raison des changements climatiques, on s’attend à ce que la croissance des forêts soit variable, soit un ralentissement de la croissance due à la sécheresse dans les forêts situées dans certaines parties de l’Ouest du Canada, ce qui serait probablement le scénario le plus impressionnant à court et à moyen terme. En revanche, on anticipe une légère croissance des forêts situées dans l’Est. De tels impacts entraînent des répercussions sur le coût et l’approvisionnement du bois d’oeuvre, et l’évolution du climat influera aussi sur les opérations forestières, les possibilités de loisirs, la biodiversité et la séquestration de carbone. La planification qui se basait sur le passé doit être réévaluée. Il se peut que les objectifs actuels concernant l’aménagement durable des forêts ne puissent pas être atteints dans le futur, même s’il existait de nouvelles opportunités. Il se peut que les changements climatiques aient des conséquences sur la sécurité publique, provoquent une importante rupture économique et sociale pour des communautés tributaires de la forêt comme celles des Autochtones, et qu’ils aient une incidence sur la compétitivité des entreprises ainsi que sur les mesures et politiques de tous les ordres de gouvernement. On peut réduire ces effets en cernant et en mettant en oeuvre le plus tôt possible des mesures afin de réduire les vulnérabilités ou de tirer profit de nouvelles possibilités. Les éléments clés de l’adaptation du secteur forestier comprennent la sensibilisation et les débats, l’amélioration des connaissances et de l’information, des évaluations de la vulnérabilité, des cadres et des outils de planification ainsi qu’un renforcement de la coordination et coopération entre les gouvernements et avec les autres intervenants du secteur forestier. Il faudra un effort continu pendant de nombreuses années pour relever le défi de l’adaptation.
          The importance of forest sector adaptation to climate change   
Le présent rapport trace un bilan des connaissances acquises en matière de changements climatiques récents dans les forêts du Canada et présente des prévisions de changements au cours du siècle selon les scénarios d’émissions mondiales de gaz à effet de serre élaborés par le Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat. Même si l’on réduit de façon durable les émissions de gaz à l’échelle mondiale, on prévoit un climat très différent et auquel il sera essentiel de s’adapter. On observe déjà les effets sur les forêts, et ils seront de plus en plus considérables. On s’attend d’ailleurs à ce que la tendance actuelle à la hausse de la superficie brûlée chaque année se poursuive. En raison des changements climatiques, les forêts seront soumises à des périodes de stress d’envergure, ce qui augmentera à court et à moyen terme la probabilité d’invasions de ravageurs. Les invasions de plusieurs ravageurs ont dépassé en envergure toutes les épidémies antérieures et sont associées au franchissement du seuil climatique. L’invasion de la forêt boréale par le dendroctone du pin ponderosa (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) semble probable, même si l’effet de l’élargissement cette aire de répartition serait probablement moindre que celui observé récemment en Colombie-Britannique. On prévoit en outre que les épidémies causées par la tordeuse des bourgeons de l’épinette (Choristoneura fumiferana Clemens) dureront plus longtemps et s’aggraveront. En raison des changements climatiques, on s’attend à ce que la croissance des forêts soit variable, soit un ralentissement de la croissance due à la sécheresse dans les forêts situées dans certaines parties de l’Ouest du Canada, ce qui serait probablement le scénario le plus impressionnant à court et à moyen terme. En revanche, on anticipe une légère croissance des forêts situées dans l’Est. De tels impacts entraînent des répercussions sur le coût et l’approvisionnement du bois d’oeuvre, et l’évolution du climat influera aussi sur les opérations forestières, les possibilités de loisirs, la biodiversité et la séquestration de carbone. La planification qui se basait sur le passé doit être réévaluée. Il se peut que les objectifs actuels concernant l’aménagement durable des forêts ne puissent pas être atteints dans le futur, même s’il existait de nouvelles opportunités. Il se peut que les changements climatiques aient des conséquences sur la sécurité publique, provoquent une importante rupture économique et sociale pour des communautés tributaires de la forêt comme celles des Autochtones, et qu’ils aient une incidence sur la compétitivité des entreprises ainsi que sur les mesures et politiques de tous les ordres de gouvernement. On peut réduire ces effets en cernant et en mettant en oeuvre le plus tôt possible des mesures afin de réduire les vulnérabilités ou de tirer profit de nouvelles possibilités. Les éléments clés de l’adaptation du secteur forestier comprennent la sensibilisation et les débats, l’amélioration des connaissances et de l’information, des évaluations de la vulnérabilité, des cadres et des outils de planification ainsi qu’un renforcement de la coordination et coopération entre les gouvernements et avec les autres intervenants du secteur forestier. Il faudra un effort continu pendant de nombreuses années pour relever le défi de l’adaptation.
          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $1,171,310   

Bismarck, N.D. -- The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for fifteen projects totaling $1,171,310 at its quarterly meeting May 18-19th in Harvey.

APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.

The following requests will be reviewed:

Lana Maychrzak (Sentinel Butte) is requesting $89,000 to expand the Van Daele Guest Ranch by updating guest lodges, the shower house and renovation of existing common area structure. Contact Lana Maychrzak at (701) 872-2060.

Dakota Carriage Company (Davenport) is requesting $26,250 to expand their services by adding a new facility to expand agricultural education and additional space for food options. Contact Sari Kraft at (701) 347-4069.

Travis Schweitzer (Moffit) is requesting $26,250 to build an on-farm, state inspected slaughter and processing plant capable of processing roughly 12 head per week with a focus on beef, bison, pork and lamb. Contact Travis Schweitzer at (701) 220-1508.

John Schneider (Fargo) is requesting $43,575 to support 3DomFuel’s development of a new line of natural long fiber (i.e. flax and hemp) FDM filament. The proposed natural long fiber filament will fit a defined customer need by providing increased mechanical properties while maintaining the focus on sustainable materials. Contact John Schneider at (320) 287-0840.

Northern Ag Development Corporation (Fargo) is requesting $23,907 to determine the feasibility of a North Dakota-based, producer-owned, finished cattle supply cooperative. The project will include a Northern Plains finished cattle market analysis and business plan. Contact Kevin Skunes at (701) 663-3886.

Harvest Profit (Fargo) is requesting $13,125 for additional software development and market assessment in support of a suite of software tools which will allow farmers to track field-by-field profitability, expenses, plans and analysis. Contact Nick Horob at (701) 361-7070.

Black Bison Organics (Mandan) is requesting $55,816 to investigate the processing and market potential of non-utilized and underutilized materials from agricultural, mining and forestry activities in the state. Contact Derek Lowstuter at (303) 565-0350.

New Energy Investors (Amherst, MA) is requesting $225,000 to develop and construct a commercial scale biomass refinery at the Spiritwood Energy Park in Stutsman County, converting local biomass residues as corn stover, wheat straw and energy crops into cellulosic ethanol, lignin pellets, biogas and bio-chemicals. Contact Stephan Rogers at (413) 531-6884.

Richland IFC (Dwight) is requesting $78,000 to work with the Northern Crops Institute to research how corn flours and grits are made and applied to final food products. Their goal is to gain a better understanding of milling procedures and uses of corn milled ingredients. Contact Dominique Schuler at (701) 403-5230.

Shine Technologies Worldwide (Minot) is requesting $52,704 to develop a non-invasive diagnostic instrument for livestock animals to be used by producers and veterinarians. The instrument will differentiate between bacterial and viral infections and possibly differentiate specific pathogenic species. Contact Dr. Matthew Hanson at (612) 237-6903.

Grand Forks Region EDC (Grand Forks) is requesting $33,432 to complete a market analysis for expanded transload services in the Grand Forks region primarily in the agricultural market. Contact Keith Lund at (701) 746-2722.

Anchor Ingredients (Fargo) is requesting $153,000 to expand the market for organic and conventional commodities of North Dakota grown and processed grains. They plan to participate in trade shows to connect with potential customers and create brand recognition. Contact Seth Novak at (701) 499-1480.

Dick Wagoner (Hannaford) is requesting $47,250 to develop brand identity and promotional material for marketing, product development and advertising of Miller Ultimate Feeds. Contact Dick Wagoner at (701) 769-2154.

Ross Graves (Williston) is requesting $86,000 to support Confluence Food Group in determining the market for high oleic and high linoleic safflower oil in the US food markets and to update the current NDSU Research on safflower genetics. Contact Chris Blackwell at (701) 609-8599.

Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative (Wahpeton) is requesting $218,000 to support the marketing and utilization of a new soil amendment product created during the processing of sugar beets for crop farmers. Contact Nancy Wulfekuhle at (701) 671-1322.

APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.
 

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          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $495,529   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for ten projects totaling $495,529.45 at its quarterly meeting May 21st at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.
 
The following requests will be reviewed:
 
Anna Stassens (Granville), co-owner of Buffalo Creek Bodyworks, is requesting $12,105.45 to develop Buffalo Creek Orchards on two acres of land. The orchard will grow four species of organic apples and three species of organic raspberries. The harvest will be sold at farmers markets, grocery stores, restaurants and through the produce distribution food hub in Anamoose.  Contact Anna Stassens at (360) 852-6702.
 
Lindsay Ostlie (Carrington), co-owner of Ostlie's Sunny Side Acres, is requesting $25,000 to plant a half acre of hops and for the establishment of a small hops processing facility on their existing farm. The facility will enable Sunny Side Acres to pellet, package and market locally grown hops, thereby meeting increasing demands from the growing micro-brewing industry in North Dakota. Contact Lindsay Ostile at (701) 285-3344.
 
Mirek Petrovic (Rugby), co-owner of Very Berry Patch U-Pick, is requesting $53,445 to create The Farm-tastic Food Hub in an attempt to aggregate and distribute fresh produce from small growers throughout North Dakota. Contact Mirek Petrovic at (701) 542-2537.
 
Bison Compost, LLP (Leeds) is requesting $135,100 to further develop a North Dakota-based bison manure compost business that produces and sells antibiotic and hormone-free product in various sizes.  Contact Judy Duenow at (701) 466-2216.
 
Bowdon Meat Processing Cooperative (Bowdon) is requesting $16,380 to support marketing efforts and to pay for a refrigerated trailer. The company intends to work with AdFarm to develop and implement a go-to-market strategy to diversify operations beyond custom slaughter. Contact Robert Martin at (701) 356-1049.
 
Prairie Roots Food Cooperative (Fargo) is requesting $59,325 to open a full-line retail food cooperative in Fargo to offer local farmers an opportunity to sell their yields. APUC funds will pay for a general manager and a marketing consultant to specialize in local food marketing prior to the store opening and during the first months of operation. Contact Tim Mathern at (701) 476-7825.
 
Altavian Inc (Grand Forks) is requesting $58,800 to partner with the Unmanned Applications Institute (UAI), in conjunction with the corn, soybean, potato and dry bean growers associations, to conduct research as to the use unmanned aerial systems. This will include monitoring crop/plant stands, disease and invasive species identification and potential water deficiencies of corn soybeans, potatoes and dry beans. Contact Thomas Rambo at (855) 325-8284.
 
NDSU Department of Plant Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $30,510 to conduct research to develop new formulations of plant growing media using Dakota Peat and to test the performance of newly developed mixes on growing floricultural crops, as well as other horticultural crops for mass market. Contact Chiwon Lee at (701) 231-8062.
 
NDSU Department of Plant Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $44,366 to introduce 20 raspberry cultivars that show certain winter hardiness to North Dakota.  Contact Wenhao Dai at (701) 231-8473.
 
Midwest Malting (Bismarck) is requesting $60,498 to start a craft malting company in North Dakota, a state where numerous varieties of barley are produced. Contact Jared Stober at (701) 595-3388.
 
For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.

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          Noninvasive Brain Stimulation for Depression - The Devil Is in the Dosing.   

Noninvasive Brain Stimulation for Depression - The Devil Is in the Dosing.

N Engl J Med. 2017 Jun 29;376(26):2593-2594

Authors: Lisanby SH

PMID: 28657865 [PubMed - in process]


              
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          What can noninvasive fetal DNA testing tell us?   
Until relatively recently in human history, birth involved a lot of surprises. While a number of old wives’ tales promised a way to determine a baby’s sex and health status, the truth is that there was no accurate way of knowing these things until after the baby was born. Today, of course, it’s a very […]
          Storie di innovazione italiana: Echolight   

tratto dal sito www.arti.puglia.it

















Echolight: la nuova frontiera della diagnosi dell’osteoporosi

Un software per individuare le fratture vertebrali e un sistema ad ultrasuoni per caratterizzare la resistenza ossea della colonna vertebrale e consentire la diagnosi dell’osteoporosi: è questa l’idea di Echolight, la prima classificata della Start Cup Puglia 2009, che ha sfiorato la vittoria del Premio Nazionale per l’Innovazione, attestandosi tra le prime dieci finaliste. Un’idea che parte da Lecce, ma che ha già in tasca il biglietto per la Silicon Valley.
Abbiamo intervistato per voi Sergio Casciaro, Direttore della Divisione di Ingegneria Biomedicale dell’Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica del CNR di Lecce ed ideatore di Echolight.
Intervista di Francesca Tondi







Che cos’è e come è nata Echolight?
Echolight è l’idea alla base del business plan che ha partecipato all’edizione 2009 della Start Cup Puglia, consentendo la vittoria del primo premio di 15.000 euro. L’impresa intende sviluppare dispositivi medicali non invasivi per la diagnosi dell’osteoporosi e di altre patologie ossee.
Il progetto è nato qualche anno fa e costituiva la proposta di finanziamento rivolta alla Comunità Europea nell’ambito del Programma Quadro di ricerca: purtroppo, in quell’occasione, non venne finanziato, ma abbiamo perseverato nel reperimento dei fondi necessari allo sviluppo di tali dispostivi, molto vicini al mercato più che alla ricerca.
L’innovazione solida e vera nasce sempre dalla competenza e, in tal caso, dall’esperienza pluriennale nell’ambito della bioingegneria. Il resto deriva dall’intuizione del singolo, dal lampo di genio che fornisce la soluzione al problema. Tutto ciò che rimane sottostante alla nascita dell’idea, è un processo del tutto misterioso e rappresenta il vero punto di partenza.

Qual è l’innovazione alla base di Echolight e quali sono le possibili applicazioni della vostra scoperta?
L’idea di Echolight apporta delle fondamentali novità nella diagnosi dell’osteoporosi, in termini di efficacia e di costi: la diagnostica attraverso gli ultrasuoni da noi proposta, infatti, consente di fornire informazioni accurate sullo stato della densità ossea della colonna vertebrale e di altri siti specifici di riferimento clinico. Esistono già altri sistemi ad ultrasuoni, che tuttavia analizzano siti periferici e pertanto non sono efficaci come quello di Echolight. Attualmente, l’esame sui siti di riferimento specifici in cui solitamente si manifestano le patologie ossee, come la colonna vertebrale o il collo del femore, avviene solo attraverso i raggi X ma, a causa del rischio dovuto all’utilizzo delle radiazioni ionizzanti, l’esame può essere effettuato solo a cadenza biennale.
Il kit diagnostico che Echolight intende sviluppare, invece, è poco costoso, non invasivo, non dannoso. Inoltre, mentre l’indagine a raggi X (attraverso il sistema Dexa) può essere realizzata solo all’interno di strutture ospedaliere o centri specializzati, il sistema di Echolight potrebbe essere diffuso anche nelle farmacie, consentendo ai pazienti di effettuare controlli frequenti e senza rischi.

Qual è l’investimento necessario a mettere a punto l’idea di Echolight?
Purtroppo le idee ad alto contenuto tecnologico spesso necessitano di grandi investimenti per essere realizzate: è questo il caso di Echolight, che necessita di circa tre milioni di euro. Per perseguire questa strada, dunque, abbiamo deciso di partecipare a competizioni per il finanziamento: prima tra tutte la Start Cup Puglia, che ci ha portato alla vittoria del primo premio e alla partecipazione al Premio Nazionale per l’Innovazione a Perugia, dove siamo rientrati nella classifica dei primi dieci finalisti risultati e primi in classifica per quanto riguarda le iniziative nel biomedicale (seguiti da Osteoinvent, la seconda classificata alla Start Cup Puglia); poi il venture camp “Mind the Bridge” a Milano, nell’ambito del quale ci siamo classificati al primo posto a livello nazionale e siamo stati selezionati per partecipare alla finale del MTB Business Plan Competition, il principale evento della Silicon Valley che si terrà nella primavera del 2010.
Una pioggia di riconoscimenti, dunque. Come è composto il gruppo di persone che ha permesso tutto ciò?
La forza di Echolight probabilmente consiste nel gruppo che la compone: una parte di ricerca ed un’anima commerciale. Il progetto è in cantiere già dal 2003 e ha avuto una lunga gestazione, dovuta sia alle necessità di compiere ulteriori approfondimenti scientifici che alla mancanza di fonti di finanziamento. Poi, in giro per l’Italia per conferenze, l’idea di Echolight ha incontrato l’interesse di due fratelli imprenditori di Imola, Matteo e Stefano Pernisa, con esperienza nel settore medicale e della densitometria ossea.
Il gruppo di ricerca, invece, è composto dal sottoscritto, da Francesco Conversano e da Ernesto Casciaro, tutti operanti nell’Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica del CNR di Lecce.

Cosa vi ha spinto a partecipare alla Start Cup Puglia 2009?
Innanzitutto il dovere morale di essere presenti in Puglia ed avere visibilità sul territorio. E l’intuito ci ha dato ragione, poiché la vittoria della competizione, oltre ai 15.000 euro del premio che verranno utilizzati per coprire parte delle spese di costituzione della società, ci ha consentito di incontrare imprenditori baresi illuminati, che potrebbero finanziarci. Inoltre, essa costituiva un’importante occasione per “certificare” l’idea e dotarla di gambe sulle quali farle muovere i primi passi.
Iniziative quali la Start Cup  Puglia possono contribuire ad incoraggiare i giovani pugliesi a fare impresa?
Purtroppo in Puglia la cultura d’impresa è carente e le capacità imprenditoriali dei giovani sono inespresse o ancora troppo acerbe. Si pensi, infatti, che nell’evento milanese di Mind The Bridge, Echolight era l’unica società selezionata a sud di Roma.
Ritengo, dunque, che occorra coltivare ancora a lungo il terreno e che iniziative quali la Start Cup possano contribuire a tale scopo.

Quali sono i vantaggi e gli svantaggi di lavorare in Puglia?
I vantaggi derivano dalla bellezza della terra e dal clima, che favoriscono la nascita di idee ed assicurano una buona qualità della vita. Ma gli svantaggi derivano dalla difficoltà nel fare ricerca e dalla debolezza di un tessuto imprenditoriale presso il quale affermarla.
Spesso è necessario emigrare: anch’io ho svolto attività di ricerca all’estero e, tornando in Italia, ho conosciuto il precariato. Tornando in Puglia, poi, con molta fatica, ma anche con molto entusiasmo, ho dovuto costruire tutto a partire dalle basi: dall’allestimento del laboratorio, alla formazione del personale, per giungere alla ricerca dei finanziamenti. La figura stessa del ricercatore, oggi, è cambiata: deve essere al passo con i tempi, possedere intraprendenza e dinamismo.

Lo stesso dinamismo che l’ha portata dal Cern di Ginevra al Politecnico di Losanna e poi ancora al centro NIH negli USA. Quali saranno le prossime tappe?
Di sicuro la Silicon Valley con Echolight. E poi, la strada è ancora tutta da percorrere.


          Mosul mosque where Islamic State took world stage lies in rubble   
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The leaning minaret of Mosul's Grand al-Nuri Mosque survived conquests by the Mongols and the Ottomans, neglect under Saddam Hussein, and air raids during the Iran-Iraq War and the U.S. invasion in 2003.

          Mulher invade Palácio do Jaburu e acaba contida por seguranças de Temer   
BRASÍLIA - O Palácio do Jaburu, residência do presidente Michel Temer, foi invadido na madrugada deste sábado por uma mulher "aparentemente embriagada", informou o Gabinete de Segurança Institucional (GSI). A invasora pulou a cerca do imóvel...
          Former Vice President, Sambo alleges plans to implicate him for corruption   


The immediate past Nigeria’s Vice President, Architect Mohammed Namadi Sambo has expressed fear that the nation’s security agencies may plant incriminating objects in his house to implicate him of corruption.


The former Vice President who reacted to the repeated raids on his Kaduna residence by the anti-graft agencies said he is apprehensive that a repeat of Commando-style raid of his residence will not be surprising if an incriminating object is planted in order to willfully and deliberately incriminate him.

Sambo in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Umar Sani, lamented that the recent desperation exhibited by some security agencies in carrying out a raid on an unoccupied residence and blocking all entry and exit points, in a ‘commando-style’ and coming along with a bullion van speak volumes of the ‘clandestine’ intention of the security operatives.

According to the statement, “In the late afternoon of Wednesday, the 28th of June 2017, the Alimi Road, Kaduna un-occupied residence of the former Vice President Arc Mohammed Namadi Sambo, GCON, was invaded by security operatives armed with a search warrant, who conducted a forensic search of the entire residence.

“Initially, we were at a loss as to their identity but later discovered that they were operatives from the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC). This raid brings to five the number of times the residence was searched within a period of six months and on each occasion valuable fittings were deliberately destroyed.

“It is worthy of note to state that no such brazen attempts were made at any point, either at his Link Road Kaduna residence, or his Abuja apartment, which he presently occupy.

“As the visit of the operatives was unscheduled, the reasons for the search were not specifically stated. However, the outcome of the search was made known. At the end of the whole exercise, the officers, who carried out the search were satisfied that nothing incriminating was found.

“As a law-abiding citizen, the former Vice-President did not raise any alarm in the previous invasions in view of the fact that he has nothing to hide.

“The recent desperation exhibited by some security agencies in carrying out a raid on an unoccupied residence blocking all entry and exit points, in a commando-style and coming along with a bullion van speaks volumes of the clandestine intention of the security operatives.

“It is therefore worrisome to note that the consistency with which the searches occurred and the intervals between them portrays a desire of a fault-finding mission. We are apprehensive that a repeat of such episode will not be surprising if an incriminating object is planted in his residence in order to willfully and deliberately incriminate him.

“It is against this background that we wish to draw the attention of the unsuspecting members of the public to this phenomenon. The desperation of some of the security agencies is glaring by the number of times such searches were conducted and still counting. We hope it is not a way to try to give a dog a bad name in order to hang it,” Sambo said.
          150 Things to Know on Canada’s 150th Birthday   
On the occasion of Canada’s 150th birthday here are 150 things to know...

1. Today, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is one of the world’s most popular political leaders.
2. Justin Trudeau emerged out of the shadows and into the political spotlight when delivering the eulogy at his father’s funeral, the late Pierre Elliot Trudeau in September 2000.
3. The four pallbearers at the funeral were Justin Trudeau, the Aga Khan, former President Jimmy Carter and…the late Cuban autocrat Fidel Castro.
4. Justin Trudeau’s brother, Alexandre Trudeau, is a fearless filmmaker, who was Embedded in Baghdad before, during and after the U.S. invasion in 2003.
5. While Justin is a social media star, his father was the true showman, who once famously pirouetted behind Queen Elizabeth’s back.
6. In fact, this was just one of many colorful moments. To this day in Canada to give the ‘Pierre Trudeau salute’ means something, very interesting…
7. And who can forget the moment featuring the Rolling Stones, the paparazzi and the Prime Minister.
8. However, the elder Trudeau also did some amazing things for Canada. For starters, until 1982 when he brought it back to Canada, the constitution was effectively governed by the Queen of England.
9. That same year he pushed through the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms.
10. This protection of Canadian rights and diversity did not emerge overnight. Back in 1971, the elder Trudeau declared the new Canadian multiculturalism policy.
11. Four years earlier, in 1967, Pierre Trudeau uttered these famous words: “There's no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation,” when he decriminalized homosexuality in sweeping changes to the criminal code.
12. It took Canada until 2005 to legalize same-sex marriage, being the first nation outside of Europe and fourth in the world to do so.
13. However, while things were eventful under Pierre Trudeau they were also turbulent. He suspended civil liberties during the ‘October Crisis’ in 1970, when he invoked the ‘War Measures Act’ after a provincial cabinet minister was kidnapped by separatist militants.
14. He also enacted the National Energy Program in the 1980s which effectively federalized revenues from energy resources in Alberta, creating long-term hostility towards the federal Liberal Party in the years to come in Western Canada.
15. Trudeau was also an antagonist to separatist ambitions in Quebec, delivering two fiery speeches, one in 1980, and another in 1995 to thwart referendums for independence.
16. All in all, the elder Trudeau served for 15 years but he wasn’t the longest serving Prime Minister. That would be William Lyon Mackenzie King, who served for 21 years.
17. In second place was the founding Prime Minister, John A. Macdonald, who served for 18 years – and who also had a bit of a drinking problem.
18. When Canada was founded in 1867, there were only four provinces: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
19. In fact it was not until 1949 that the last province, Newfoundland joined Canada, and that was only after a barely won referendum.
20. Canada also has three Territories: the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavat, the latter being formed in 1999.
21. The country is extremely ‘big’, the second largest in the world with over 2 million lakes, among other things.
22. But, 75% of Canadians actually live within 100 miles of the U.S.-Canada border.
23. This may be one of the reasons why the U.S.-Canada economic relationship is the largest in the world, estimated to total US$630 billion in 2016 alone.
24. Close to 30,000 trucks cross the border every single day between the two countries.
25. While things are rosy today, it wasn’t always so. During the War of 1812, the Canadas, as the British colonies were known then, went to battle with the U.S., ultimately burning down the White House on August 24, 1814.
26. War was quite frequent back then due to competing French, British, and American ambitions. After fierce fighting, the 1763 Treaty of Paris essentially gave the British control over much of French Canadian land.
27. In addition, one cannot forget that much of Canadian land belonged to the First Nations, who have been marginalized, ostracizied, occupied and colonized throughout much of Canadian history.
28. During Canada’s first years, a group of people called the Metis who were ethnically mixed between First nations and European descent, rose up in rebellion, ultimately establishing a short-lived provisional government in 1870.
29. The leader of that rebellion Louis Riel was ultimately ranked as the 11th Greatest Canadian.
30. That battle was only one of many for the acknowledgement of the rights of First Nations. One of the worst stains on Canadian history was the residential school system that at one point put a third of all First Nations children under the care of the state.
31. Thousands of students died, and many more were subject to emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.
32. While today, people acknowledge some of these aspects of history, the fight is not over. One of the scandals that was a campaign issue for Justin Trudeau, was the plight of up to 4,000 missing or murdered aboriginal women.
33. Canada’s history has not always been one of inclusivity. The Chinese Exclusion or Immigration Act of 1923 effectively banned immigrants of Chinese origin.
34. This was a culmination of violence and protests against immigrants from East and South Asia, including riots in 1907 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
35. Today, whites are expected to become a minority in Vancouver by 2031 (although I suspect this has already happened).
36. 20.6% of Canadians are foreign-born today and 19.1% identify themselves as visible minorities. 3% of the population identifies as Muslim.
37. There are more Sikhs in the Canadian Cabinet than there are in India’s government (4 versus 2).
38. It was not until the 1940s, however, that Sikhs truly received voting rights.
39. Canadian women achieved the right to vote around the same time as women in the U.S. in the late 1910s.
40. Canada also became home to a number of Black Canadians due to the Underground Railroad, although racism has reared its ugly head in Canada as well.
41. While ethnic and racial struggles have been real, so have class struggles. A lot of this culminated in gained labor rights and ultimately universal healthcare.
42. The ‘grandfather’ of universal healthcare was actually New Democratic Party leader Tommy Douglas, who was named the Greatest Canadian in that (in-)famous poll.
43. Tommy Douglas is also the grandfather of prominent Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland.
44. Kiefer Sutherland’s father is Donald Sutherland, who married Tommy Douglas daughter, prominent public figure, Shirley Douglas.
45. While living in the U.S. Donald Sutherland retained only Canadian citizenship but lost the right to vote due to the Conservative Party’s new laws in 2015.
46. This also led to a rallying cry by then candidate Justin Trudeau, that “A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian.”
47. There are almost 3 million Canadians living abroad but many retain a vibrant Canadian identity.
48. For example, the Terry Fox Run, a hallmark of Canada, has been held in over 60 countries by countless millions over the years.
49. Through these runs over $650 million has been raised for cancer research.
50. And it is all inspired by Terry Fox, who ran the Marathon of Hope in 1980 after losing one leg to cancer.
51. He ended his run after reaching 5,373 kilometres over 143 days.
52. Inspired by Terry’s courage, a fellow West Coaster, Rick Hansen embarked on a Man in Motion World Tour for two years in 1985.
53. He criss-crossed 34 countries raising $26 million along the way.
54. It also inspired the song St. Elmo’s Fire, which reached #1 on the Billboard Charts.
55. The best-selling Canadian artist of all time remains Celine Dion, who has sold over 200 million albums worldwide.
56. It appears though that fellow Canadian Justin Bieber may soon beat her on the charts.
57. There are a lot of Canadian singers, that are quite prominent, but they often live abroad, like Bryan Adams.
58. In fact, Bryan Adams and Beverley Hills 90210 star Jason Priestly went to the same high school, Argyle Secondary School in Vancouver.
59. And while Bryan Adams is known for his singing, he once mixed up the lyrics of the Canadian national anthem.
60. The Canadian national anthem, ‘O Canada’, was itself composed in 1880.
61. However, the lyrics of the anthem were originally French and were then translated into English.
62. The final English version emerged two decades later, which remains with us today.
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          Joel Simpson on deep state issues, Barrie Zwicker on false flags, "immigrant invasions," and MSM censorship   
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Joel Simpson
First hour: Joel Simpson has "had careers in college teaching, jazz piano and music software" but is happiest now as a professional photographer. He also has a good eye for truth (as opposed to "public myth.") Tonight we will discuss election integrity, deep state issues, 9/11 and false flag "terrorist" operations.
     Joel wrote a terrific report on the Left Forum (and its "banned" co-event, the Left Out Forum). In it, he writes: "Growing up, as I did, in the traumatic shadow of the Holocaust, I embraced Zionism as a young person—it was the dominant ideology of my Jewish education—insensitive to its implicit racism, and only came to realize its truly oppressive dimensions in the early 1980s." Since then he seems to have fully recovered, as evidenced by these excerpts from an emailed defense of the Left Out Forum: 

"I have learned a lot observing this mostly covert conflict (over holocaust revisionism). On one hand, there are legitimate historical researchers who are questioning some of the long-accepted beliefs about the Holocaust, which is perfectly legitimate. Historians change perspective on major events from generation to generation. It's happened to slavery and the Civil War, the two World Wars, the British Empire, and many other historical subjects, whose massive existence was never denied. However, the Holocaust has become sacrosanct as part of the justification for Israeli ethnic cleansing and subsequent oppression, hence Norman Finkelstein's book The Holocaust Industry, which sounded pretty outrageous when it came out, I admit. The almost inconceivable horror of the Holocaust was being treated as a commercial product—and I was brought up immersed in Holocaust history—and yet, this is what the Israelis seemed prepared to do and have done. Because of the Holocaust's special status, anyone whose research conflicts with any part of the official story is branded as a H. denier! This is simply ridiculous, as any serious student of history knows...
     "So 'Holocaust denier' has become like 'conspiracy theorist': a term that stifles debate and automatically discredits anyone who questions official policies in a particular domain. This doesn't mean that there aren't real nuts who try to deny the historicity of the Holocaust, but these are fringe elements, not respectable and credentialed academics who are honestly questioning Israel's neo-colonialist oppression, or taking a second look at the horrors of the Holocaust. History, as you of all people know, is immensely complex and can never be exhaustively accounted for. We can only take pieces of it and try to make sense of it, and so it is rewritten every generation or so. 
     "As for 'conspiracy theorist,' you probably know that the CIA invented this term around 1967 to silence critics of the JFK Assassination investigation, which was a sham, as is well known today. I avoid the term because of this origin, and as Lance deHaven Smith points out in his brilliant book Conspiracy Theory in America, the term is used to discredit people who simply connect the dots and come to conclusions other than those of the power structure—as was done in the Declaration of Independence itself. 
    "Having said that, I refuse to condemn by association, especially when I have direct experience of a person. I have read a lot of what Kevin Barrett has written, and there isn't a shred of anti-Semitism or Holocaust denial in it. In fact, he's quite ecumenical. Same for Prof. Anthony Hall, who was crassly smeared on his Facebook page, then suspended without pay, but ultimately exonerated."

Second hour: Leading Canadian media critic Barrie Zwicker, author of Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-up of 9/11, recently submitted an op-ed to the Toronto Star, Canada's largest circulation newspaper. It begins:

"The June 5 headline in The Star reads: 'Public safety minister reassures Canadians ahead of Canada Day celebrations.' The story quotes Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale as saying the RCMP and other security agencies are taking 'necessary and appropriate steps' to protect people at Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations this summer. This Canadian would be more reassured if the minister declared there will be no more unnecessary and inappropriate police-manufactured fake 'terror plots'—such as the one on Canada Day 2013 in Victoria, B.C. perpetrated by the RCMP."

Barrie has not heard back from the Star, so he suspects they have deemed his article unprintable...like other articles he has submitted touching on false flag terror, 9/11 truth, and related subjects. So much for media criticism in Canada!

We will also discuss:

*Weaponized migration (the topic of Mike Springmann's book, reviewed by Barry here.)

*The Sanders/Corbyn phenomenon. Barrie opines: "Certainly the left ain’t dead, especially among younger voters."

 *Sy Hersh’s fascinating article about how Trump’s decision to launch cruise missiles against the Syrian air base was arrived at.
          Nothing to Hide   

This article supplements Slate’s Conspiracy Thrillers Movie Club. To learn more and to join, visit Slate.com/thrillers.

Most generally but most straightforwardly, surveillance narratives relying heavily on satellite and GPS imagery indicate the place surveillance technologies have come to hold in the formations of geopolitics, particularly through the integration of system and subject. This integration can be traced directly to the manner in which surveillance is incorporated into a film’s storyline, but, perhaps more importantly, also to its increasingly privileged place as an aspect of cinematic continuity systems. What one finds in films that incorporate locative technology and satellite imaging is that both systems serve dual and interrelated purposes: to visually establish an individual subject from a great distance, and to find a technological means within the narrative for motivating crosscutting between shots that construct elaborate plot connections between spaces, people, events, and actions. Whether they include a liberal surface critique of surveillance in their narrative, or unabashedly celebrate the spectacle of global surveillance, such films work to legitimize that caricatured element of the “world image.”

There are myriad examples: In the seminal example of such films, Enemy of the State, the numerous shots coded as satellite images, targeting the protagonist from high above, visually situate him in a variety of complex urban spaces. These shots are then “put into play” as they are crosscut with shots of the satellites themselves in orbit, the satellite operation center, and other figures in the political drama that unfolds.

GPS imaging, a digitally animated rendering of a figure in a given space enabled by satellite locative technologies, serves a similar purpose in these narratives, and is used both alongside and interchangeably with satellite photography. The image, though this time arguably more mediated by digital animation than photographic images, is designed to show a point on a map from above. These data visualizations appear in the same cinematic genre and with an almost identical narrative function as the satellite photography—to visually pinpoint a singular figure within a broad narrative and visual context—and thus GPS also provides a tie between the general and the particular, an individual body and a system. Satellite and GPS images often serve the function of establishing shots, providing the context for the individual storylines that will develop either within the entire film, or within the scene that shot is establishing. Here, however, the establishing shot is a continuous presence, insistently tying the individual’s image and action to its context—a context that includes not just the space the satellite provides an image of, but the space that includes the satellite—a world system in which satellite technologies have an integral part, both symbolic and literal. The cinematic satellite image is, like many surveillance moments within these narratives, a type of point-of-view shot—an image that, insofar as it is highlighted as a technologized vision set apart from the other cinematic images, insistently refers back to itself as much as it refers to the objects it provides images of.

The satellite and GPS images within these films also clearly function as a narrative device, a technique that motivates crosscutting or establishes other cinematic forms of narrative connectivity. The satellite or GPS image almost never exists as a signifying image in and of itself; instead it is used as a mode of producing narrative relationality across very broad fields, and almost inevitably, in a manner that highlights the individual as a geopolitical subject. Most frequently and simply, this will take the form of a chase scene, in which we see not only what is happening on the ground but also the third and broader term in the chase—the larger agency monitoring and directing the chase through satellite and GPS, an agency that represents the broader political context of the smaller, individual actions below. Within these scenes, the surveillant image and the surveilling agency are frequently the narrative touchstone, the fulcrum of the scene, as much if not more than the protagonist (who is rarely aligned with the surveillant gaze) and in this way, we see the further invitation to the film’s spectators to identify themselves with both the system of surveillance and a globalizing visual logic, even as they are also identified with a character subjected to that system.

The fact that the great majority of scenes utilizing satellite and GPS are chase scenes that culminate in destruction and often death (though rarely of the protagonist) is crucial to understanding exactly what kind of global system this is: All the films use surveillance technology that visualizes “location” in such a way that it serves as a narrative and stylistic pivot that constructs relationships among individual bodies, inter- and transnational spaces, and broad global systems through economies of violence. The agency and world citizenship of the protagonists of current political action-thrillers is offered only in relation to a violent targeting, even as they gain increased value within a larger symbolic economy of “global” politics. The frequent result is that these films follow both a narrative and spatial trajectory that frequently establishes Americans as geopolitical subjects through monitored immersion in globalized urban locations.

Enemy of the State, as suggested above, has come to serve as the model for more recent films that incorporate satellite imaging as an integral part of the narrative, and Tony Scott (before his suicide in 2012) was becoming somewhat of a surveillance auteur, continuing these themes and aesthetics in the 2006 action-sci-fi-terrorism-thriller Déjà vu. Enemy of the State tells the fictionalized story of the political intrigue surrounding a bill that allows the U.S. government broad powers of surveillance, pitting corrupt National Security Agency leadership against resistant members of Congress and unwitting citizens. The political tale is told through the filter of one of these citizens, a labor attorney played by Will Smith. With the casting of Smith, Enemy of the State establishes itself as an action-based political film with a personality-based narrative, even before the narrative unfolds. While it is “set” entirely within the U.S., both the political stakes around national security and the use of GPS and satellite within the narrative make this a film that presents domestic concerns (in a number of senses) as on the cusp of global political significance.

Smith’s character, Robert Dean, finds himself by pure happenstance at the center of this intrigue when an old college buddy surreptitiously drops a computer disk into Dean’s shopping bag as he runs for his life. The disk contains surveillance footage of a congressman’s murder, which Dean’s friend, a wildlife researcher, captured unintentionally with a hidden camera intended to record birds. This series of purely accidental encounters results in a large-scale manhunt (already begun with the chase of the friend who slips the disk to Dean), with the massive technological and political power of the NSA unleashed upon Dean by those responsible for the videotaped murder. The narrative is organized around Dean’s discovery that he is being tracked and then targeted, followed by his attempts to extricate himself from the multiple “framings” used against him as weapons: The constant visual frames of the surveillance he is now under, and the information technology-enabled frame-up in which his professional, financial, and personal life are destroyed such that he will have no credibility should he go public with the video.

By using the NSA’s access to massive amounts of personal data as the method of targeting Dean alongside its elaborate geo-surveillance operation, the film already effectively elides any distinction between its surveillance system and the myriad economic and social systems through which daily life functions in the contemporary United States. Here, Enemy of the State suggests the dependence of a subject’s position on the “correct” functioning of multiple systems (computer systems, legal systems, financial systems, etc.), which a surveillant narrative structure produces as integrated and thus unstable—a threat to one’s very identity. Ultimately, the film goes to great lengths to demonstrate how an individual’s life, in this case bourgeois domestic life in particular, is inextricably linked to geopolitical concerns; in no uncertain terms, it also makes clear that the tie that binds these realms is a network of surveillance systems.

Similarly to the visual system described above, in which the pinpointing of an individual is tied to a representation of global totality through satellite imaging, Enemy of the State insists that the political debates about national security versus individual rights come down to a question of how much one’s domestic space can and should be put into relationship with national security practices and geopolitical systems. The increasing intrusion of the NSA into Dean’s life also involves the revelation of his marital problems resulting from a prior affair, and the film moves frequently back and forth between his domestic space and his implication in the political conspiracy. The suggestions of marital difficulty are themselves heavily interspersed with clear visual and narrative representations of an upper-middle-class couple very much in love and happy in the domestic space that they share with their young son. As the surveillance is ratcheted up, the fallout from his infidelity is reactivated and his marriage and domestic life are destabilized; the plot thread in which he evades surveillance, clears his name, and manages to expose the government figures targeting him is joined with the plot thread in which he reconnects with his wife and re-establishes domestic propriety and happiness.

In and of itself, this is unremarkable—surveillance films are certainly not the only Hollywood narratives in which the establishment or re-establishment of a heterosexual union is provided as the corollary resolution to a parallel or primary narrative thread. As has been argued in numerous contexts, this is the very lifeblood of classical Hollywood narrative. The particular insistence on this formula in this context is notable more for the significance that “intimate,” domestic space comes to hold in a film that is on every other level concerned with presenting as broad an aesthetic and narrative as possible. Unlike the films of the 1970s and 1980s, which feature usually unmarried and often antisocial protagonists attempting to uncover a vast political system, the otherwise paranoid political vision of Enemy of the State returns to a more classical Hollywood formula. The film’s structure and its reliance on heterosexual monogamy to define both discord and resolution imply that geopolitical stakes are in some ways reducible to the domestic stakes of the bourgeois household.

To drive this point home (as it were), the film closes not with Dean’s successful escape from surveillance but instead with multiple formations of surveillant mediation “managed” within and by domesticity. The final scene presents Dean and his wife sitting on their couch watching television: They have exposed the “bad apples” in the U.S. government with the help of an ex-NSA operative now working as a surveillance expert, Edward Lyle (played by Gene Hackman in what is one of this film’s several references to the earlier canonical surveillance narrative, The Conversation). As they watch the political story from which they have now extricated themselves play out on their television, “resolution” here suggests a return to their proper roles as spectators. As Dean’s wife (also an attorney) shouts her critiques of governmental surveillance at the screen, he playfully turns her comments into a sexual innuendo, and the connection between their position as media consumers, the liberal critique of government overreach, and the stability of their upper-middle-class existence becomes synonymous with narrative resolution.

The scene continues with Dean flipping through the channels until he sees a live video image of himself, sitting and watching TV. Realizing that this surveillance shot is a perversely playful greeting from his mysterious ally, he responds conversationally to the television as Lyle communicates a message through a series of televised images. Rather than respond with outrage that Lyle has invaded his home, Dean merely teases him—“You are one sick man”—and accepts this “friendly” invasion of his privacy as humorous. The film closes with Dean’s television returning to its usual broadcast in the form of Larry King, who in 1998 was an iconic political talk show host, conducting a discussion about surveillance and national security, followed by a cut to the film’s final imagery: satellite photography of the globe—the “Earth-shot” Lisa Parks cites as the emblematic image of idealized globalization. King’s characteristic political narcissism provides the film’s concluding dialogue in voiceover: “You’ve got no right to come into my home.”

The contiguity offered between domestic space and global imaging is announced here with little subtlety: A final political comment provided by a televised media figure on the sanctity of domestic space, accompanied by an image of the globe, sets the terms fairly clearly. Even while the media provides critiques of surveillance culture, it is that same mediating presence that provides the link between the “world system” and individual subjects within it. By establishing both a visual and narrative continuity between the personal and the political, the singular and the total, the house and the globe, all through devices of surveillance and mediation, the film indicates that it is in some ways proper domestic work—and the task of the media consumer—to establish one’s place in the global system. The connection to legal and political debates about security versus privacy is clear, but what the film seems to suggest is that ultimately the privacy at stake is that of the liberal bourgeois subject who, even if his or her domestic life isn’t perfect, ultimately has “nothing to hide” and must, like Dean, merely accept with begrudging good humor the pervasiveness of surveillance as part of the economy of mediation in upper-middle-class America.

A reading of this film through its positioning of the ideal liberal bourgeois subject in a security state is bolstered by the casting of a black actor and celebrity, Will Smith, in the lead role. Beyond its function as a star vehicle for Smith, it is not inconsequential that a film about the unfair targeting of a black man by American surveillance and security operatives takes such pains to emphasize this targeting as an absolute, unequivocal coincidence. Both in the casting of Smith and the implicit reliance on his bankability as an action star, the film narrates the overreach of state surveillance in the 1990s in a framework that completely ignores and even puts under erasure the racial projects of American surveillance (and cinema): the racializing and profiling central to the policing of black populations, the Islamophobic securitization characteristic of the 1990s on through today, and countless others that have rendered the histories of surveillance inseparable from the histories of race in the United States. Instead, Smith is cast in a role that in today’s parlance would be referred to as “postracial” (in terms of both his upward career trajectory and his narrative function within the film), suggesting a significant disavowal at the heart of this critique of surveillance and an investment in the idea that this could happen to anyone (an idea that also has come to define contemporary forms of celebrity, especially as constructed by reality programming).

If we consider the film’s narrative formulation in relation to the stylistic constructions discussed earlier, what emerges is that Enemy of the State’s narrative efforts to establish the individual subject in relation to a global system do not ultimately serve to highlight the political implications and context of an otherwise individualized subject. Rather, they serve to eclipse historically embodied political experience, particularly as defined by racial identity, in favor of a liberal subject defined in relation to an aesthetic of geopolitics, an aesthetic produced through the incorporation of global imaging and information systems into cinematic continuity devices and broader media culture. This aesthetic in turn serves to centralize and privilege the place of the bourgeois media consumer even as that consumer is shown to be endangered by the very technologies that enable his or her position.

Excerpted from Surveillance Cinema by Catherine Zimmer. Reprinted with permission from NYU Press.


          Confusion And Incivility In Our World   



Volume XXXVI Issue VII July 2017
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"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings."


Jeremiah 17:9-10

"O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things."


Matthew 12:34-35

"Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment."

Matthew 22:37-38

"For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints."
I Corinthians 14:33



In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will examine a world run amok with confusion, chaos, and incivility. At this present time, there are throngs of people walking about in a state of confusion, seemingly uncertain of many things, including something as simple and basic as one's gender. In Genesis 1:27 we read, "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." Yet, today we live in a world where some women want to be men, some men want to be women, and some people do not want to be either man or woman. Those who refuse to be called either male or female are now referred to as "non-binary" human beings. (1)

In June 2017 it was announced that Oregon will become the first state in the United States to allow individuals to choose a third gender for their state issued identification or driver's license. On these identification cards, male will be marked with the traditional M, female will be marked with an F, and the third "non-binary" gender will be marked with an X. (2) The new policy came about largely on the efforts of a man named Jamie Shupe who became the first person in the United States to be legally pronounced neither male nor female in 2016. Shupe had previously tried to transition to the female gender but eventually decided he did not want to be female either. "I only became a female because I had no other choice. All of the systems channeled me in that direction, both medical and government, until I took a stand against that. It wasn't until I got to Portland [Oregon] and got exposure to the queer community that I then understood how wrong all what had been done to me was," Shupe stated. Despite Shupe's claim to be neither male nor female, he seems to acknowledge that he was born with a male body. "Turning a male body, especially an older male body into female, I think it really sets the stage for people committing suicide. I mean you had to maintain a hyper-feminine appearance 24-7 or you were back to getting called sir," Shupe lamented. (3) It is my personal belief that this individual is being tormented by evil spirits. Shupe even uses the pronouns "they," "them," and "their" as personal identifiers which suggests that there is more than one evil spirit involved. Needless to say, Shupe does not think highly of Christians. "All the Bible-thumpers believe that there's only males and females according to the Bible. I'm the person who destroyed that in the United States," Shupe boasted. (4) The new policy will take effect in Oregon on July 1, 2017. (5)

Following Oregon's lead the American capital city of Washington, D.C., also announced that they will begin issuing identification cards and driver's licenses with a non-binary gender option on June 26, 2017. (6) A similar change in policy might soon be implemented in the state of New York where New York Assistant Speaker of the House Felix Ortiz has introduced legislation that if passed would allow a non-binary gender designation on driver's licenses and identification cards. "Our governmental agencies should reflect the society we live in. While this change may seem small, it is a step forward to change the rigid mindset often faced by many today," Ortiz stated. (7)

Why are a growing number of men finding it so painful to be part of the male gender? In recent decades, we have seen an effort from the liberal left to villainize manhood. We are often told that men are responsible for all of the world's woes and that being a masculine man is a bad thing. Leftists frequently refer to this so-called problem as "toxic masculinity." (8) Consider the words of the famous singer and actress known as Bette Midler who posted a message online in response to a recent terrorist attack in London. In this message, Midler wrote: "More sorrow and grief at the hands of madmen. Men and religion are worthless." (9) Instructors at college campuses will often preach against masculinity too. For example, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill published a website in 2016 which asked, "How has the concept of masculinity contributed to the perpetration of violence in our society?" (10) It was also reported that students at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, were subjected to a mandatory orientation video which declares that the three most damaging words a boy can hear are "be a man." (11) Is it any wonder that some men are so desperate to not be members of the male gender?



Oddly enough, despite the fact that the male gender is so often disparaged, some women in these modern times have decided that they want to be men. This includes a woman living in Portland, Oregon, who claims to be a transgendered male. She has undergone testosterone treatments to deepen her voice and enable her to grow facial hair while presenting herself as a very masculine person. Yet, she is pregnant and will soon have a biological child with her homosexual husband. The couple has two adopted children, one of which claims to be very excited about her "dad's" pregnancy. "What I was thinking about a baby that my dad's having, it's really, really fun, it's really, really exciting," the child said. (12)

We now live in a bewildering world where we are told that transgender men can give birth to babies, and a growing number of people are so tormented that they do not want to be the gender they were given by God, nor any gender at all. This is a spirit of confusion at work, and we know that God is not the author of confusion. People are accustomed to being told that they can be whatever they want, and they are often advised to follow their hearts. Yet, the Scriptures tell us in Jeremiah 17:9, "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" In like manner, Jesus tells us in Matthew 12:35, "A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things." It is for this reason that we must surrender our lives to God and give Him our hearts. For as we read in Matthew 22:37, "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." If you have not yet repented of your sins and given your heart to God, I urge you to do so now. In so doing, you feel find that God enables His people to overcome all the confusion of this world.

USA: A Hotbed Of Incivility

On June 19, 2017, CBS News published an article with a headline that declares, "Americans say U.S. political debate is increasingly uncivil." (13) Of course, if you have interacted with people in the United States at all lately, you do not need a poll published by a news outlet to declare this blatantly obvious fact. The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States last year divided the nation, and bitterness has been festering in this country ever since that time. Despite the fact that it has been nearly one half of a year since Trump was inaugurated as President, the ugliness has not subsided.

In recent weeks we have seen numerous celebrities and public figures insinuate or otherwise suggest that the current President of the United States should be assassinated. For example, in March 2017 the rapper known as Snoop Dogg released a music video which portrayed him firing a toy gun at a clown named Ronald Klump who strongly resembled the President. Speaking of his video, Snoop Dogg was quoted as saying, "I don't ever expect or look for a reaction. I just put it out because like it's something that's missing. Anytime I drop something, I'm trying to fill in a void. I feel like it's a lot of people making cool records, having fun, partying, but nobody's dealing with the real issue with this… clown as president." (14)

Perhaps the vilest of all celebrities in Hollywood is the so-called comedienne Kathy Griffin. In 2007 Griffin made headlines after she mocked Jesus during her acceptance speech at the Emmy Awards. During this speech Griffin said, "A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus." She then made a remark aimed at Jesus that is so blasphemous that I cannot even publish it in this newsletter. Finally, she told the audience, "This award is my god now." (15) Griffin, who once made a television special entitled "Straight to Hell," (16) stirred controversy again in late May 2017 when she published a photo of herself holding a fake and bloodied decapitated head, which very strongly resembled the head of Donald Trump. The grotesque image was so offensive that even liberal public figures such as Chelsea Clinton condemned it. After calling the photo "vile and wrong," Clinton said, "It is never funny to joke about killing a president." (17) First Lady Melania Trump was also deeply offended. "As a mother and a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing. When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it." (18) After being fired by CNN and losing at least one endorsement deal, Griffin apologized. "I sincerely apologize… I'm a comic. I cross the line. I move the line, then I cross it. I went too far. The image is too disturbing; I understand how it offends people. It wasn't funny. I get it. … I beg for your forgiveness," Griffin claimed. (19) Days later, Griffin blamed Trump for her downfall rather than admitting that she was at fault for her actions. "I don't think I'm going to have a career after this. I'm going to be honest, he broke me. A sitting president of the United States and his grown children, and the First Lady, personally, I feel, are trying to ruin my life forever," she lamented. (20) I suspect that the same evil spirits who once inspired a woman named Herodias, who was the wife of Herod, to demand the head of John the Baptist are now working in Kathy Griffin.

Actor Johnny Depp has also hinted that perhaps President Trump should be put to death. Speaking at a film festival in Glastonbury, England, on June 22, 2017, Depp told the audience regarding Trump, "It is just a question - I'm not insinuating anything. By the way, this is going to be in the press. It will be horrible. I like that you are all a part of it. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? I want to clarify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it has been a while and maybe it is time." (21) Depp apologized the next day saying, "I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump. It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone." (22)

Sadly, the bitterness that is so prevalent in our country today does sometimes result in violent acts. Such was the case on June 14, 2017, when a gunman targeted Republican lawmakers during a baseball practice session in Alexandria, Virginia. Four individuals were wounded in this assault, including Steve Scalise, who is the majority whip for the United States House of Representatives. (23) The shooter, who was identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, was a fervent supporter of former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. He was shot and killed by police officers on the scene. According to media reports, Hodgkinson often posted messages on the Internet regarding his hatred for President Trump and the Republicans, even writing at one point, "It's time to destroy Trump and Co." (24)

Donald Trump is a polarizing figure to be sure, and as he is human, he is certainly prone to make mistakes. Whether you like or dislike the President, the bitterness, strife, and incivility on display in our land is appalling and shameful. I believe there are forces at work who hope to see the United States ripped to shreds because a nation in a weakened state is much easier to manipulate and control. Meanwhile, the folks who publish the Global Peace Index have lowered the ranking of the United States by eleven spaces since last year. According to their reckoning, the United States is now the 114th most peaceful nation in the world. "The U.S. deterioration is primarily driven by the growing intensity of internal conflict within the country, which was partly seen in the divisive 2016 Presidential election, as well as increases in the perceptions of criminality across American society," the latest edition of the index report said. (25)

The Leading Edge Of A Technology Tsunami

As I study the news and read of the advancements of technology, it can be a struggle to keep up with all that is happening. I cannot help but marvel at how quickly technology is developing and how rapidly our world is changing. With the advent of the Internet, more and more people today are connected to a global system that is certainly advantageous in some ways, while frightening and invasive in others. According to a report issued by Pew Research Center in September 2016, only 13 percent of Americans today do not use the Internet. The majority of those who still live in an offline world are senior citizens aged 65 years or older. Conversely, only 1 percent of Americans aged 18 to 29 do not use the Internet. (26) Amongst this group of young people, Pew reports that 36 percent report being online "almost constantly," while 50 percent of them go online multiple times each day. (27) Even as more Americans connect to the Internet on a daily basis, traditional forms of media are dying out. In June 2017, it was reported that the circulation of daily newspapers in the United States has fallen to its lowest rate in 77 years. (28)

The Internet has also dramatically changed the shopping habits of Americans. Whereas most purchases were once made in brick and mortar retail locations, more shoppers today are opting to conduct their purchases online. As a result, a multitude of retailers today are facing extinction. In April 2017 Business Insider reported that more than 3,200 stores are closing throughout the United States. This figure includes 552 RadioShack electronics stores, 400 Payless shoe stores, 240 Family Christian bookstores, 138 J.C. Penney department stores, 108 Kmart mass merchandiser stores, 70 Staples office supply stores, and 70 CVS drugstores. (29)

Even as retail stores continue to shutter and shopping malls become abandoned, the online store known as Amazon.com is thriving. In fact, this online entity that started as a book store in 1995 has grown to such an extent that 52 percent of all books in the United States, whether in paper or electronic form, are sold by Amazon, and a full 43 percent of all e-commerce transactions are facilitated through the company. (30) The online behemoth has continued to grow over the years, and in recent days the company has sought expansion beyond the confines of the online world. In June 2017 it was announced that Amazon had purchased the grocery store chain known as Whole Foods for 13.7 billion dollars. This development has raised fears that Amazon will eliminate many employment positions at Whole Foods, opting instead to use robots and automation to cut operational costs. "Amazon's brutal vision for retail is one where automation replaces good jobs. Sadly, the hard-working men and women who work at Whole Foods now face an uncertain future," said Marc Perrone, who is president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. (31) While Amazon has not announced any plans to cut jobs at Whole Foods, it is interesting to note that the company announced plans in 2016 to open a futuristic grocery store known as Amazon Go. This store, which recently opened in Seattle, Washington, is entirely cashless. To shop, customers must use a smartphone equipped with a special program. As you enter this store, you scan your phone, and as you shop, the store automatically tracks what you put in your shopping cart or if you put something back. When your shopping is completed, you simply walk out the door, with no need to check out with a cashier. The purchases are automatically billed to your Amazon account. (32) It is not far-fetched to think that Amazon may have similar plans for their Whole Foods stores.

While Amazon makes plans to launch their automated grocery stores, Sam's Club locations in the United States already allow customers to use a similar automated process. The retailer now offers a downloadable program for smartphones called "Scan and Go." As customers browse the store, they can simply scan the barcodes on products with their smartphone, and when they are ready to check out they use the phone to pay for the purchases as well. (33)

Additionally, the iconic fast food chain known as McDonald's has announced plans to replace cashiers at 2,500 locations with automated ordering kiosks. Since the announcement, McDonald's has attempted to assuage fears that the rollout of automated kiosks will result in a loss of employment for the company's current workers. "Our CEO, Steve Easterbrook, has said on many occasions that self-order kiosks in McDonald's restaurants are not a labor replacement. They provide an opportunity to transition back-of-the-house positions to more customer service rules such as concierges and table service where they truly engage with guests and enhance the dining experience," said a spokeswoman for McDonald's. (34) I cannot help but be skeptical of McDonald's claim that these kiosks will not result in a loss of jobs. Do they really believe that McDonald's customers want table service? It is far more likely that McDonald's is making this change to counter the rise in minimum wage in various areas around the country. For example, the minimum wage in San Francisco, California, has been increased to fifteen dollars an hour. Following this increase, sixty restaurants have closed in San Francisco since September 2016. (35)

It is logical that automation will result in a massive loss of jobs. "If it is doing the same thing over and over again, and it doesn't require analysis, it's going to be automated. We're on the leading edge of a technology tsunami," stated Professor Ed Hess of the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. He further went on to say, "The question is, is this automation going to produce enough new jobs that technology itself can't do?" (36)

Another casualty of mankind's technological advancements could soon be paper money. I have noticed on numerous occasions that cashiers at grocery stores in this area are often startled when I pay with cash. On one occasion a cashier at our Piggly Wiggly store assumed I would be paying with a credit or debit card and curtly informed me that my payment "didn't go through." It was at this point that I handed her the cash that I had been holding in my hand to which she reacted with a noticeable surprise. Reactions like these are an indicator that the United States may soon go the way of nations such as Sweden where cash is seldom used. Here let it be noted that about 2,000 people in Sweden have already received a microchip implant in their hands. According to a report by The Independent, the state-owned Swedish rail company known as SJ is now allowing passengers to pay their fares with these embedded microchips. Speaking of this development, a spokesperson for SJ was quoted as saying, "As north Europe's largest train operator and one of the top 10 digital companies in Sweden, we are at the forefront of digital developments. This is an interesting project that gives us ideas of how to enhance the digital customer experience even further." In another remark, the spokesperson said regarding the microchip, "It's just a matter of days before everyone has it." (37)

The Battle For Life Is Raging

Abortion is the most heinous of all sins committed in the United States, and it happens every day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for every 1,000 live births in the year 2013, 200 babies were slaughtered using this barbaric practice. (38) Although abortion rates have been falling in some areas, there are still many determined Democrats and liberals who vow to continue fighting for their "right" to murder babies. In June 2017 the governor of the state of Delaware, John Carney, signed a bill that allows women in his state to abort babies in the womb at up to nine months of gestation, removing all restrictions. (39) This is truly disheartening, but thankfully there are efforts being made elsewhere to stem the tide of innocent blood.

On June 22, 2017, the liberal news outlet known as the Huffington Post published a panicked headline which declares, "Republicans Might Actually Defund Planned Parenthood This Time." (40) The article is referring to the new Senate healthcare bill, which if passed, would prevent Medicaid patients from accessing Planned Parenthood's services for one year. (41) While this is a step in the right direction, the defunding of Planned Parenthood should be permanent. Nevertheless, when news broke of this possibility, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards threw a fit. "It's as bad as we thought. The text of the Senate bill was just released, and now there's no denying the truth: This bill would devastate Planned Parenthood patients and leave millions of Americans without access to care." (42) Of course, what Richards really means by "access to care" is access to abortion, because that is the so-called service that they primarily perform. Planned Parenthood murdered 328,348 babies in 2015. (43)

Remarkably, the United States opposed a recent United Nations resolution that called for greater access to "safe abortions" under the guise of preventing violence against women. After hearing the resolution presented by Canada, United States First Secretary to the United Nations Jason Mack told the Council, which was assembled in Geneva, Switzerland, "We do not recognize abortion as a method of family planning, nor do we support abortion in our reproductive health assistance." (44) It is my hope and prayer that efforts to stop abortion in the United States will be successful.

In closing, I urge every reader of this newsletter to continue to watch and pray as we see the condition of this world deteriorate. The mess is not pretty. However, we have the promise of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, who tells us in Matthew 28:20, "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." Jesus also promises us in John 14:18, "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." No matter what happens, God is always with His people!

Thank you all for your kind support of this newsletter. We could not do what we do without your help. Please keep us in prayer as we endeavor to continue this ministry during these challenging days. As always, our team of intercessors is ready and willing to pray for you or any prayer requests you may have. Please do not hesitate to send them our way. Each request is always given individual attention. Grace and peace be unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.


Samuel David Meyer

Acknowledgements

01. USA Today, June 21, 2017, By William Cummings, http://usatoday.com.
02. Ibid.
03. Ibid.
04. Ibid.
05. Ibid.
06. The Washington Post, June 21, 2017, By Rachel Siegel, http://washingtonpost.com.
07. NBC News, June 20, 2017, By Mary Emily O'Hara, http://nbcnews.com.
08. National Review, June 7, 2017, By Ben Shapiro, http://nationalreview.com.
09. Ibid.
10. The College Fix, November 2, 2017, By William Nardi, http://thecollegefix.com.
11. Ibid.
12. Life Site News, June 20, 2017, By Claire Chretien, http://lifesitenews.com.
13. CBS News, June 19, 2017, By CBS News, http://cbsnews.com.
14. The Washington Post, March 15, 2017, By Elahe Izadi, http://washingtonpost.com.
15. Reuters News Service, September 11, 2007, By Reuters News Service, http://reuters.com.
16. Bravo TV, http://bravotv.com.
17. National Public Radio, May 31, 2017, By Miles Parks, http://npr.org.
18. Ibid.
19. Ibid.
20. Time Magazine, June 2, 2017, By Melissa Chan, http://time.com.
21. The Guardian, June 23, 2017, By Press Association, http://theguardian.com.
22. Fox News, June 23, 2017, By Fox News, http://foxnews.com.
23. The New York Times, June 14, 2017, By Michael D. Shear, Adam Goldman, and Emily Cochrane, http://nytimes.com.
24. Ibid.
25. The Washington Times, June 1, 2017, By Jennifer Harper, http://washingtontimes.com.
26. Pew Research Center, September 7, 2016, By Monica Anderson, http://pewresearch.org.
27. Pew Research Center, December 8, 2015, By Andrew Perrin, http://pewresearch.org.
28. Newsmax, June 1, 2017, By Cathy Burke, http://newsmax.com.
29. Business Insider, April 17, 2017, By Hayley Peterson, http://businessinsider.com.
30. USA Today, June 26, 2017, By Elizabeth Weise, http://usatoday.com.
31. The Washington Post, June 16, 2017, By Danielle Paquette, http://washingtonpost.com.
32. Business Insider, June 16, 2017, By Kif Leswing, http://businessinsider.com.
33. Chicago Tribune, December 12, 2016, By Lauren Zumbach, http://chicagotribune.com.
34. CNBC, June 22, 2017, By Tae Kim, http://cnbc.com.
35. The Fresno Bee, June 13, 2017, By Jeremy Bagott, http://fresnobee.com.
36. New York Post, April 30, 2017, By Ed Zwirn, http://nypost.com.
37. The Independent, June 16, 2017, By Helen Coffey, http://independent.co.uk.
38. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, http://cdc.gov.
39. The Christian Post, June 20, 2017, By Jay Gotera, http://christianpost.com.
40. The Huffington Post, June 22, 2017, By Laura Bassett, http://huffingtonpost.com.
41. Ibid.
42. Life Site News, June 22, 2017, By Steven Ertelt, http://lifesitenews.com.
43. Ibid.
44. Reuters News Service, June 22, 2017, By Stephanie Nebehay, Geneva, Switzerland, http://reuters.com.

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          Tras amenaza de EEUU, terroristas planean ataque químico en Siria   

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Tras amenaza de EEUU, terroristas planean ataque químico en Siria

Grupos terroristas planean usar municiones tóxicas en la provincia meridional siria de Daraa como parte de una trama para desencadenar una invasión en el país. “Los terroristas emplearán múltiples municiones con materiales tóxicos en un futuro cercano en una de las áreas en la provincia de Daraa. La provocación será parecida a la de Idlib”, indicó una fuente diplomática siria, en alusión al ataque químico registrado el 4 de abril en la localidad de Jan Sheijun (noroeste).
El diplomático, citado anónimamente el jueves por la agencia oficial rusa Sputnik, señaló que sus pronunciamientos se basan en datos obtenidos por fuentes militares del país.
El lunes, la Casa Blanca dijo que el Gobierno del presidente sirio, Bashar al-Asad, planea llevar a cabo un supuesto ataque con armas químicas y advirtió de que si eso sucede, el mandatario y el Ejército de Siria “pagarán un alto precio”.
En este contexto, la fuente destacó que la nueva amenaza militar de Washington podría empujar a los terroristas a perpetrar un ataque químico para luego acusar de ello a Damasco.
La nueva provocación de los terroristas está destinada a instigar la invasión del territorio sirio y el “forzoso derrocamiento del poder” por parte de la llamada coalición contra el grupo terrorista EIIL (Daesh, en árabe), encabezada por EE.UU., detalló.
En la misma jornada del jueves, el Ministerio sirio de Exteriores denunció las amenazas de Washington, que “violan las resoluciones del Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas (CSNU)”.
Los terroristas emplearán múltiples municiones con materiales tóxicos en un futuro cercano en una de las áreas en la provincia de Daraa. La provocación será parecida a la de Idlib”, indicó una fuente diplomática siria.
Las alegaciones de Casa Blanca buscan encubrir las ofensivas de la “ilegal coalición” anti-EIIL, dirigida por EE.UU., que ha ocasionado la muerte de miles de sirios inocentes, añadió la Cartera.
El Gobierno de Damasco siempre ha rechazado este tipo de acusaciones y asegura que nunca empleó ni empleará sustancias tóxicas en su campaña militar contra los grupos terroristas y recuerda que todo su arsenal químico ya fue eliminado o entregado a la Organización para la Prohibición de Armas Químicas (OPAQ) en 2014.
Rusia ya ha reaccionado a las afirmaciones de la Casa Blanca, tachando de “inadmisible” cualquier amenaza de Washington contra el “liderazgo legítimo” de Siria. Moscú además advirtió de que reaccionará de manera ‘digna y proporcionada’ si Washington toma una medida militar contra el Ejército sirio.
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          Mulher tenta invadir Palácio do Jaburu nesta madrugada   

Uma mulher tentou na madrugada deste sábado (dia 1º) invadir o Palácio do Jaburu. É a segunda vez nesta semana que um dos palácios em Brasília é alvo de invasores. Na noite de quarta-feira (28), um adolescente de 15 anos chegou a derrubar o portão de entrada do Palácio do Alvorada. Segundo a assessoria do …

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          Fractional flow reserve to guide and to assess coronary artery bypass grafting   
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          Profesías de Nostradamus que no se cumplieron   
Sabio para algunos y farsante para otros, Michel de Notredame, mejor conocido como Nostradamus, nació el 14 de diciembre de 1503 en una pequeña localidad del sur de Francia, y desde su infancia destacó por su gran interés en la lectura y los idiomas, al mismo tiempo que su bisabuelo comenzó a instruirle en el campo que lo haría famoso: las ciencias astrales. Después de estudiar medicina y contraer matrimonio, Nostradamus comenzó a hacer uso de su presunta capacidad para predecir el futuro, logrando publicar desde horóscopos hasta almanaques. Durante su segundo matrimonio, Michael comenzó a emplear su “don de clarividencia” y conforme sus presagios se iban cumpliendo, su popularidad iba creciendo. Nostradamus falleció a la edad de 62 años, el 2 de julio de 1566, a causa de un edema, pero dejó una gran cantidad de profecías escritas, las cuales están recopiladas en 10 tomos que se conocen como Centurias, de los cuales cada uno se encuentra elaborado con 100 predicciones de 4 versos cada una. Como bien lo menciona el portal ehowenespanol.com, las predicciones de Nostradamussorprenden al mundo cada vez que un acontecimiento conmociona al planeta, pero muchos sus pronósticos no siempre se cumplen. Sin embargo, al hombre también hay que darle el beneficio de la duda, pues según información de diversos portales en la web, existen algunas profecías que sí se han cumplido, pues pronosticó desde la caída de las Torres Gemelas hasta la llegada de Hitler al poder, así lo menciona el portal ABC. Entre estas profecías sí cumplidas podemos encontrar las siguientes: El nacimiento de Napoleón Bonaparte y su posterior alzamiento como emperador de Francia. Las dos bombas atómicas que Estados Unidos lanzó sobre las ciudades japonesas de Hiroshima y Nagasaki. Asesinato del Presidente de los Estados Unidos John F. Kennedy y la muerte de su hermano, el senador Robert Kennedy, quien falleció después de la una de la madrugada. El nacimiento de Hitler y su subida al poder. Los trágicos atentados sucedidos el 11 de septiembre de 2001 en E.U. cuando dos aviones chocaron contra las Torres Gemelas de Nueva York. El fin del mundo Es una de las más famosas del profeta, pero parece que no le atinó al año, pues en una de sus cuartetas afirmaba que “en el séptimo mes del año 1999 desde el cielo vendrá el gran rey del terror”, lo que muchos interpretaron como el fin, que no sucedió. La Tercera Guerra Mundial Según Nostradamus, ésta se iniciaría el 6 de septiembre de 2006, sin embargo no sucedió; además firmó que el año siguiente habría una pestilencia de la que ni jóvenes ni viejos ni bestias sobrevivirían, y tampoco sucedió. Su propia muerte Sí, por increíble que parezca Nostradamus intentó adivinar la fecha de su muerte. Predijo que iba a morir en noviembre de 1567, no obstante, Nostradamus murió a causa de un edema en julio de 1566, casi un año antes de lo que él mismo dijo. El Papa asesinado Como parte de su vaticinio de atentados en Italia, Nostradamus había previsto que para 2010 el Papa Benedicto XVI iba a ser atacado y muerto por una mujer. Algunos tienen sospechas de que esta profecía recae sobre la dudosa muerte de Juan Pablo I en 1978 Muerte de Juan Pablo II Según otra de sus profecías, el Papa iba a morir en la isla de Capri tras huir del Vaticano a causa de una invasión rusa, ya que iba a ser capturado e incinerado, sin embargo, Juan Pablo II murió en 2005 por causas naturales. Virus mortal En sus cuartetas, el astrologo anunciaba que para el año 2011 la humanidad entera sería víctima de una pandemia desencadenada por una guerra bacteriológica causada por armas químicas. El anticristo Según Nostradamus, el anticristo destruiría a tres países importantes en una larga guerra de aproximadamente 27 años, la cual comenzaría en 1999 y terminaría hasta el año 2026. Fin de España El profeta postuló que España iba a ser cautivada por el jefe del estado libio. Muchos seguidores del astrólogo francés creían que esta cuarteta estaba centrada en la figura de Muamar Gadafi, líder durante más de 42 de Libia y que fue asesinado en 2011. Caída de París El astrologo predijo que hacia 1999 en Francia iba a ser restaurada la monarquía. Según Nostradamus, a partir de ese momento, comenzaría la debacle en el país que iba a materializarse con sucesivas invasiones de los musulmanes. FUENTE: http://de10.com.mx/top-10/2017/07/02/10-profecias-de-nostradamus-que-no-se-cumplieron
          GLI USA SI RITIRANO DALLA SIRIA SUDORIENTALE   
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Gli Usa si ritirano da Al-Tanaf e rinunciano all’occupazione della Siria Sudorientale

FONTE: MOON OF ALABAMA
Gli Stati Uniti rinunciano alla posizione senza speranza al confine tra Siria e Iraq, vicino al-Tanaf, nella Siria sud-orientale. I militari statunitensi avevano già bombardato le forze siriane quando si stavano avvicinando alla posizione, ma si sono ritrovati esclusi, isolati a nord e chiusi in una zona inutile. Al-Tanaf è nell’area blu con le due frecce scure nella parte inferiore della mappa. Sarà presto rossa quando verrà liberata e posta sotto il controllo del governo siriano.
Qui appresso una versione più espressiva della mappa:
Per ricapitolare:
Il piano statunitense era avanzare da al-Tanaf a nord, verso l’Eufrate, per conquistare e controllare tutto il sud-est della Siria. Ma la Siria e gli alleati hanno effettuato una mossa inattesa impedendo il piano. Gli invasori sono ora separati dall’Eufrate da una linea ovest-est che termina al confine siriano-iracheno. Elementi delle Unità Militari Popolari irachene sotto il comando del governo iracheno, avanzano per incontrare le forze siriane al confine. Gli invasori statunitensi sono ora nel mezzo del deserto piuttosto inutile attorno al-Tanaf, dove la sola opzione è morire di noia o rientrare in Giordania da dove sono venuti” (1).
Le forze armate statunitensi avevano anche trasferito per 300 km un lanciarazzi HIMARS dalla Giordania ad al-Tanaf. Una ridicola bravata. Non ne migliorava le capacità passando dalla posizione iniziale in Giordania a poche miglia ad ovest. Ma qualcuno nell’esercito statunitense credeva che mostrare tale arma in una zona condannata avrebbe impressionato i siriani e i russi e cambiato la realtà. Non l’ha fatto. Era chiaro che gli Stati Uniti se ne sarebbero dovuti andare. Ora pare stia succedendo. Una fonte credibile afferma (2):

Evidentemente l’FSA di al-Tanaf sta davvero volando verso Shaddadi. È in corso di attuazione il piano C”.
C’erano a riguardo diverse voci (4) sin da ieri e quelle sopra riferite ora lo confermano. LOL davvero.
Circa 150 miliziani addestrati dagli Stati Uniti verranno trasferiti (5) da al-Tanaf alla Siria nordorientale, dove si uniranno alle (odiate) forze curde. Potrebbero poi cercare di raggiungere dal nord Dayr al-Zur, assediata dall’ l’ISIS, o eseguire una missione suicida contro un’altra posizione dell’ ISIS. L’Esercito arabo siriano si avvicina per liberare Dayr al-Zur probabilmente da sud e da est. È improbabile che lascerà che i fantocci degli USA vi partecipino. Il contingente statunitense si sposterà ad ovest da al-Tanaf, tornando in Giordania. Le forze siriane e irachene assumeranno il controllo del confine da al-Walid ad al-Tanaf per far riprendere il regolare traffico commerciale sull’autostrada Damasco-Baghdad.
I vari sostenitori che hanno propugnato (6) la grande missione statunitense di occupare l’intero confine iracheno-siriano e la Siria orientale hanno perso. Il collegamento diretto, la “mezzaluna sciita”, tra Iran e Libano che con tale mossa avrebbero voluto impedire non è mai stato un collegamento stradale fisico e certamente nulla che gli Stati Uniti avrebbero potuto combattere con qualsiasi genere di mezzi materiali. Quel loro spronare per una occupazione statunitense della Siria orientale e l’incitamento a un grande conflitto sono ormai falliti.

Fonte: www.moonofalabama.org
Link: http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/06/us-retreats-from-al-tanf-gives-up-idea-of-occupying-south-east-syria.html
29.06.2017
Scelto e tradotto per www.comedonchisciotteoorg da OLDHUNTER

NOTE
1.http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/06/syria-summary-the-end-of-the-war-is-now-in-sight.html
2.https://twitter.com/TomtheBasedCat
3.https://twitter.com/TomtheBasedCat/status/880450519663353861
4.https://twitter.com/WithinSyriaBlog/status/880451414174126082
5.https://twitter.com/ColoniumKoeln/status/880488058344415233
6.http://www.thedailybeast.com/where-to-draw-the-line-against-irans-mideast-takeover?via=twitter_page

          Fwd: Occupy Chumbi Valley a cable from Hareshwar Dayal+Asian nations need to put China on notice+Vietnam Russia Joint Statement   

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From: Sanjeev Nayyar

1. Human rights in Pakistan-Occupied Gilgit Baltistan 30.6.17 by Sajjad Hussain http://www.vijayvaani.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?aid=4356
 
2. China's T-Junction stand-off with Bhutan: Flexing muscle to annex land is nothing new for Beijing 30.6.17 by lt gen prakash katoch
China's annexation of Tibet, Manchuria, Xinjiang and parts of Mongolia are all well-documented. It also wants to capture the Doklam plateau because it overlooks Chinese posts in Chumbi valley of China-Occupied Tibet (CoT).
SN – Strategic thinkers and columnists must always refer to Tibet and Chinese Occupied Tibet as Lt Gen Prakash Katoch has done in the above article.
 
3. Occupy Chumbi Valley a cable from Harishwar Dayal – Nehru said NO by Claude Arpi 2015 http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/2015/12/occupy-chumbi-valley-cable-from.html
 
 
The two presidents underscored the importance of cooperation in defence and military technology, as well as coordination of actions in defence-security without harming any third party.'
 
6. Asian nations need to put China on notice – an Indian viewpoint by N S Venkataraman 30.6.17 https://www.slguardian.org/2017/06/asian-nations-need-to-put-china-on-notice-an-indian-viewpoint/
 
7. China: Breach of Agreement of Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage confirms Chinese Cussedness 30.6.17 by lt gen prakash katoch http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/china-breach-of-agreement-of-kailash-mansarovar-pilgrimage-confirms-chinese-cussedness/
Chinese citizens watching Salman Khan's 'Tubelight' may feel happy the PLA can overrun Indian posts anywhere, but they would not know that: even in 1962, it took the sacrifice of 5-6000 PLA troops to overrun Rezang La held by mere 3-400 Indian soldiers; the Nathu La incident of 1967 where PLA troops were forced to vacate their posts for three days, scurrying like rats abandoning the sinking ship; the Indian response to Chinese intrusion in Sumdorog Chu in 1986 where they had also built a helipad ..
In 1979, China under Den Xiaoping attacked Vietnam to "teach them a lesson" but learnt a lesson instead and the PLA returned with their tails tucked between their legs. Interestingly, during the invasion of Vietnam, Xi Jinping was a secretary in the Chinese Ministry of Defence.
 
9.
 
 
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sanjeev nayyar
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          Don't Nobody Bring me, No Bad News... I wish.   

      Just once in my life, I’d like to go to a doctor’s office and walk out with a diagnosis of “Just take these few pills and you’ll be right as rain in no time.” But, no, that’s not my luck or life. I went into my PCP a few weeks ago, because the little nodules in my palms (painless) we suddenly growing rapidly and were very rock hard to the touch. She sent me over to a hand specialist with the expectations they were just simple ganglion cysts that can be removed in a simple office visit. NOPE. These are not cysts. I have Dupuytren’s Disease, which could potentially cause my fingers to curl into my palms and become immovable. It’s a genetic disease, a faulty gene in my DNA is the culprit, my body is creating fibrous scar tissue on healthy muscle, skin and tendons, sending out fibers to connect together tendons and tissue like a spider web, pulling the fibers taught and hard (Like it’s trying to knit a wound together where there is no wound.)

      There is no cure, surgery to cut the fibers when it gets to that stage is the only option and it involves skin grafts too. It’s very invasive because the fibers also connect to nerves, one bad CUT in surgery and the nerve is severed. It’s also not a permanent cure. Once this gene is triggered, it doesn’t stop. The surgery would have to be repeated every few years. Thankfully, I’m not that far along yet. But I am showing rapid fibrous growth, not a good sign. Rather heartbreaking news for an author and an artist who rely on using their hands. So I am NOT in the best of moods today as I walk out of yet another Doctor’s office with ONE MORE DISEASE added to my laundry list of Diseases.

  • ·         Severe Pulmonary Disease
  • ·         Chronic Acute Asthma
  • ·         Type II Diabetes
  • ·         Diabetes Mellitus Peripheral Neuropathy
  • ·         Degenerative Bone Disease (Osteoporosis)
  • ·         Osteoarthritis
  • ·         Gastroparesis (Neuropathy of the Stomach)
  • ·         Myofascial Pain Lower Back Protruding L3, L4, L5 Vertebrae
  • ·         Pre-Renal Neuropathy (Progressive Kidney failure,)
  • ·         And now Dupuytren’s Disease.

      I don’t need to have every medical condition in the book thanks! It freaking sucks.

      People call me “strong” and “brave” and a “fighter”. Well, you know what… it’s only because I have to be. There’s no secret to coping, you just *DO*. You have two choices. Live life as best you can for as long as you can and do everything Doctor’s tell you to try and stay alive just one more day. *Or* you can give up. I may be a lot of things, but I have never been a quitter. Never give up, never surrender!


          Police searching for home invaders   
Seattle police dispatched officers and a search dog to the Mount Baker neighborhood Saturday to look for two men who pulled off an apparent home-invasion theft.
          Etat islamique (ou ISIS, ou Daech) au jour le jour   
Qui sont les auteurs d'attaques terroristes en Occident ? (30/06/2017)
L'EI reprend un quartier de Raqqa (30/06/2017)
L'EI totalement retiré de la province d'Alep (30/06/2017)
Mossoul : dans les ruines laissées par Daech (29/06/2017)
L'EI subit deux revers en Irak et Syrie (29/06/2017)
Daech a perdu 60% de son territoire et 80% de ses revenus (29/06/2017)
EI/Philippines : la Chine promet d'aider (29/06/2017)
Roumanie : un arrestation en lien avec l'EI (29/06/2017)
Mossoul : les forces irakiennes annoncent avoir repris la mosquée Al-Nouri (29/06/2017)
L'interminable reconquête de Mossoul, la «capitale» irakienne de Daech (28/06/2017)
Offensive à Raqqa : « l'État Islamique n'existe plus » (09/06/2017)
Daech veut créer un califat aux Philippines (29/05/2017)
Syrie : six mois pour libérer Raqqa de l'État islamique (10/02/2017)

Qui sont les auteurs d'attaques terroristes en Occident ? (30/06/2017)
Par Le Figaro.fr avec AFPMis à jour le 30/06/2017 à 19:08 Publié le 30/06/2017 à 18:42

Les auteurs d'attaques terroristes en Europe et aux Etats-Unis étaient dans leur grande majorité des hommes jeunes et connus des autorités, selon une étude universitaire ayant passé au peigne fin les 51 attentats perpétrés en Occident depuis trois ans.

Depuis la proclamation du "califat" de l'Etat islamique le 29 juin 2014, il y a juste trois ans, 51 attentats ont été menés en Occident, dans un nombre limité de pays (8). La France a été le pays le plus touché, avec 17 attaques, suivie des Etats-Unis (16) et de l'Allemagne (7).


Ces attaques qui ont fait 395 morts et au moins 1.549 blessés, ont été perpétrées par 65 assaillants. Quarante-trois ont perdu la vie, 21 ont été arrêtés, 1 est en fuite.

L'âge moyen des auteurs s'élève ainsi à 27,3 ans. Le plus jeune avait 15 ans, le plus âgé 52. Sur les 65 assaillants, 63 étaient des hommes, soit 97% d'entre eux.

73% étaient citoyens du pays où ils ont mené l'attaque. 14% résidaient légalement dans le pays ou étaient en visite légalement depuis des pays proches, 5% étaient des réfugiés ou des demandeurs d'asile, tandis que 6% étaient présents illégalement sur le territoire ou attendaient d'être expulsés. 17% étaient des personnes qui se sont converties à l'islam.

82% étaient déjà connus d'une façon ou d'une autre des autorités avant l'attaque. 57% avaient un passé criminel et 18% avaient déjà effectué un séjour en prison. En revanche, seuls 18% d'entre eux s'étaient rendus à l'étranger pour combattre sur un terrain de guerre.

Concernant les attaques proprement dites, dans 8% des cas, l'ordre venait directement de dirigeants de l'Etat islamique. Dans 26%, les assaillants n'avaient pas de connexion avec l'EI ou d'autres groupes djihadistes, mais ont été inspirés par leur message. Enfin, dans 66% des cas, les auteurs avaient une forme de connexion avec l'EI ou d'autres groupes, mais ont agi de manière autonome.


Ce rapport baptisé "Djihadiste de la porte d'à côté. Radicalisation et attaques djihadistes en Occident" est le fruit d'une recherche approfondie conduite par Lorenzo Vidino, Francesco Marone et Eva Entenmann, dans le cadre du Programme sur l'extrémisme de l'Université George Washington, situé dans la capitale américaine, de l'Ispi (Institut pour les études de politique internationale) de Milan et de l'ICCT (centre international pour le contre-terrorisme) de La Haye. Ils ont étudié les 21 attentats perpétrés en Occident depuis 3 ans.

L'EI reprend un quartier de Raqqa (30/06/2017)
Par Le Figaro.fr avec AFPMis à jour le 30/06/2017 à 14:01 Publié le 30/06/2017 à 13:51

Le groupe État islamique (EI) a repris aujourd'hui un quartier du sud-est de la ville de Raqqa, son bastion en Syrie, près de trois semaines après l'avoir perdu, a affirmé l'Observatoire syrien des droits de l'Homme (OSDH).

"L'EI a totalement repris al-Senaa, le quartier le plus important dont s'était emparées les Forces démocratiques syriennes (FDS) le 12 juin", a indiqué à l'AFP Rami Abdel Rahmane, directeur de l'Observatoire, en référence à l'alliance kurdo-arabe appuyée par une coalition internationale menée par les Etats-Unis.



"En utilisant des tunnels, les jihadistes ont attaqué les FDS en utilisant des kamikazes ainsi que des drones transportant des charges explosives", a-t-il précisé. Al-Senaa, un quartier densément peuplé, se trouve à proximité de la vieille ville de Raqa.

Hier, une quarantaine de membres de l'EI, vêtus de l'uniforme des FDS pour tromper la vigilance de leurs adversaires, avaient attaqué al-Senaa et Mechleb, deux quartiers du sud-est. Ils avaient mené trois attaques suicide à la voiture piégées, actionné des drones avec des charges explosives, pour s'emparer de six positions tenues par les FDS.

Après l'attaque d'aujourd'hui , les FDS ont dû se replier sur le quartier adjacent de Mechleb "où elles renforcent leurs positions", a dit M. Abdel Rahmane. Après la perte d'al-Senaa, les FDS contrôlent toujours Mechleb à l'est et deux autres quartiers à l'ouest.

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L'EI totalement retiré de la province d'Alep (30/06/2017)
Par Le Figaro.fr avec AFPMis à jour le 30/06/2017 à 14:26 Publié le 30/06/2017 à 14:02

Le groupe jihadiste Etat Islamique (EI) s'est totalement retiré d'Alep, mettant fin à une présence de quatre ans de la province septentrionale de Syrie, a affirmé à l'AFP l'Observatoire syrien des droits de l'homme (OSDH).

"Daech s'est complétement retiré de la province d'Alep face à l'avance des forces du régime", a dit le chef de l'ONG, Rami Abdel Rahmane, en utilisant un acronyme en arabe de l'EI. Ce retrait d'Alep a été confirmé de source militaire syrienne.

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Mossoul : dans les ruines laissées par Daech (29/06/2017)
Par Luc Mathieu, Envoyé spécial à Mossoul Photos William Daniels — 29 juin 2017 à 20:26

Dans le vieux Mossoul, dimanche. 
Dans le vieux Mossoul, dimanche.  Photo William Daniels pour Libération 
Si la reprise de la mosquée Al-Nouri marque un tournant symbolique du conflit, les combats se poursuivent entre des jihadistes aux abois et une armée épuisée.

  Mossoul : dans les ruines laissées par Daech
Quand le vent se lève, la vieille ville de Mossoul disparaît. Le ciel gris et brûlant, les murs sales des maisons ravagées, la poussière des gravats, plus rien ne se distingue, tout se mêle. Seule ressort parfois la puanteur de cadavres oubliés. Les forces irakiennes ont avancé jeudi et dévoilé un paysage post-apocalyptique. Elles ont gagné quelques centaines de mètres sur l’Etat islamique. Cela paraît peu. Mais dans des venelles d’un mètre et demi de large où chaque pas risque de déclencher une mine artisanale, où chaque porte peut receler un piège, c’est beaucoup. L’avancée est aussi symbolique. Les forces spéciales se sont emparé de ce qu’il reste de la mosquée Al-Nouri et d’Al-Hadba, son minaret penché recouvert de mosaïques, le «bossu» comme le surnomment les Mossouliotes. Les jihadistes l’ont dynamité le 21 juin. Ils ne voulaient pas que les soldats puissent parader et faire des selfies devant le minbar où Abou Bakr Al-Baghdadi, le calife autodésigné, a fait sa seule apparition publique. C’était le 3 juillet 2014, l’Etat islamique était au faîte de sa puissance. Jeudi, l’armée irakienne a commencé à déminer les ruines de l’édifice. «D’ici quatre à cinq jours, nous aurons atteint le Tigre. La victoire est une question de jours. Daech n’est plus qu’un pain de glace qui fond sous le soleil», souffle le général Sami al-Arthy, à la tête de deux divisions des forces spéciales irakiennes.

Dans la poussière de la vieille ville, à côté de son blindé noir frappé d’une tête de mort, Nasser, 23 ans, soldat dans les forces spéciales, ne dit pas autre chose. «Dans dix jours, deux semaines peut-être, c’est réglé. On sent que les hommes de l’Etat islamique n’ont plus le moral, qu’ils ne pensent plus qu’à s’échapper. Ils ne savent plus se battre alors qu’il y a encore trois semaines, ils étaient des combattants redoutables.» La bataille a anéanti le vieux Mossoul. Pas une maison ne semble avoir été épargnée. Des toits se sont écroulés, laissant des blocs de béton pendre comme des guirlandes, seulement retenus par leurs armatures métalliques. Des voitures calcinées aux carcasses tordues disparaissent sous la chaussée. Des cratères creusés par des frappes aériennes ont aspiré camionnettes et bulldozers. Quand les avions de la coalition ne bombardent pas et que les combats cessent, un silence profond se répand, imperméable aux bruits de la vie qui a repris dans les autres quartiers.

Tréteaux de fer
Jeudi, comme à chaque progression de l’armée irakienne, des habitants sont apparus au détour des ruelles. Exténués, sales, regards tristes ou joyeux de croiser des militaires. Ils n’ont que quelques sacs et sont entourés d’enfants. Une vieille femme a les yeux dans le vague. Seuls ses deux fils qui la soutiennent l’empêchent de s’écrouler. Devant une maison écrasée par un bombardement il y a dix jours, un homme reste à côté de deux sacs de plastique noir d’où s’écoule une odeur de mort. «Ce sont les restes de mes parents, on vient de les sortir», dit-il calmement. Un autre attend à ses côtés que les secouristes de la Défense civile extraient le cadavre de son père. Il reste une douzaine de corps sous les décombres.

La bataille de Mossoul n’est pas finie, mais les soldats sont épuisés. Ils marchent lentement, s’accroupissent dès qu’ils le peuvent à l’ombre d’un mur éboulé ou d’un blindé. Ceux des forces spéciales n’ont en réalité jamais cessé de combattre depuis 2014. Ils ont mené les assauts à Samarra, Tikrit, Ramadi, Fallouja, Hit, Baji et désormais Mossoul. Le califat irakien est presque annihilé, mais l’enchaînement des combats les a usés.

Dans la cour d’une maison de la vieille ville au toit à moitié arraché, Ahmed, 29 ans, s’est avachi dans un vieux canapé. Il est 15 heures et la chaleur pèse comme un sac de ciment sur les épaules. Il fait près de 50 degrés. «Le plus dur n’est pas tellement la fatigue physique, mais celle liée à la perte d’amis au combat, dit-il. Si je ne compte que depuis le début de l’offensive dans l’ouest de Mossoul, j’en ai perdu quatorze. Mon frère aussi est mort durant un combat.» Il sort son smartphone et montre les photos où il pose en riant avec chacun d’eux. «Au fond, ma vie se résume à la guerre.» Comme la plupart des autres soldats, Ahmed porte les cicatrices de ces offensives qui n’en finissent pas. Il est sorti il y a un mois de l’hôpital après l’explosion d’un mortier qui l’a blessé aux deux jambes et à un bras. Dans la cour de la maison, l’un de ses copains montre son bras, transpercé par cinq balles qui ont laissé des cercles sombres sur la peau et une longue cicatrice. «J’ai aussi été touché au ventre par un éclat», dit le jeune soldat.

Depuis le début de la bataille de Mossoul, les blessés sont rapidement soignés dans de petits centres d’urgence qui se déplacent au gré de la ligne de front. Ils sont ensuite transférés dans des hôpitaux. Cette semaine, l’un des plus avancés est installé à côté de la mosquée Abou Zyan, à environ 500 mètres de la vieille ville, dans deux anciens ateliers. Il n’y a ni porte ni fenêtre et des machines-outils sont encore installées au fond, trop lourdes sans doute pour être pillées.

Les infirmiers ont installé cinq brancards sur des tréteaux de fer. Les cartons de compresses, seringues et perfusions s’entassent le long des murs. Des grappes de mouches bourdonnent autour de petites flaques de sang. Chaque jour, les blessés se succèdent, emmenés par de vieilles ambulances aux suspensions défoncées qui pilent devant les anciens ateliers. «Les blessures les plus courantes sont dues à des éclats de mortiers, de mines artisanales et de grenades. Il y a aussi des blessures par balle, mais c’est moins fréquent», explique un infirmier. Les cadavres sont enveloppés dans une couverture puis déposés dans des sacs mortuaires. La guerre contre l’Etat islamique a décimé les rangs de l’armée irakienne. Les forces spéciales ont perdu 40 % de leurs effectifs, blessés ou tués, depuis le début des combats, selon le Pentagone.

«Seul Dieu a des yeux»
La guerre ne sera pas pour autant terminée avec la fin de la bataille de Mossoul. Avant même le début des derniers assauts contre la vieille ville, l’Etat islamique a répliqué à sa manière, brutale et rapide. Dans la nuit de dimanche à lundi, une soixantaine de jihadistes ont attaqué deux quartiers de l’ouest de Mossoul, libérés il y a quelques mois, Tanak et Yarmouk. Ils ont investi le premier, avancé vers le second. Les habitants ont fui en quelques heures. Les autorités irakiennes ont d’abord blâmé des «cellules dormantes». La réalité est plus inquiétante. Les jihadistes n’attendaient pas cachés à Mossoul dans des caves ou des maisons abandonnées. Ils venaient de beaucoup plus loin, de Tall Afar, à la frontière syrienne, l’une des dernières villes irakiennes qu’ils contrôlent encore. «Ils ont marché durant une partie du trajet et ont réussi à passer nos lignes. Ils avaient des informateurs qui leur ont dit comment éviter les check-points et parvenir jusqu’à Mossoul. Tout était prêt pour eux quand ils sont arrivés», explique le général Haider Fadhel des forces spéciales. Au moins un soldat a été tué lors de l’assaut. Aucun civil n’aurait perdu la vie, selon l’armée irakienne.

Un jihadiste a été capturé. Il a 11 ans. Les autres ont tous été tués, selon le général. «La plupart avaient des vestes explosives. Nous en avons abattu quelques-uns», affirme-t-il. Le cadavre poussiéreux de l’un d’eux, barbe et cheveux longs, pantalon court, était accroché tête en bas lundi matin au poteau cassé d’un feu tricolore. «Ce sont les habitants qui l’ont mis là, pas nous», expliquait un soldat en faction. Quelques heures plus tard, le corps avait été décroché. Il gisait juste à côté sur un terre-plein. Des enfants lui jetaient des cailloux, lui défonçant le crâne. Des adolescents criaient : «C’est un Pakistanais ! Non, un Afghan !» «C’est un Tadjik», hurlait un autre. Un homme d’une quarantaine d’années répétait : «Seul Dieu a des yeux et sait ce qui s’est passé.»

Le jour même, l’armée s’est déployée dans plusieurs quartiers de l’ouest de Mossoul, à plusieurs kilomètres de la vieille ville et de ses combats. En milieu d’après-midi, une vingtaine de soldats ont investi le quartier de Tal Ruman. Ils frappent aux portes métalliques des maisons. La plupart s’ouvrent. Ils pénètrent dans la cour, le salon, jettent un œil dans la cuisine, montent vers les chambres, observent les portes à l’arrière. «Regardez ce que vous voulez, et partout», dit un propriétaire bedonnant en offrant des graines de tournesol. Les inspections ne durent que quelques minutes. Au coin d’une rue, deux blindés sont arrêtés. Des soldats ouvrent le coffre d’un Humvee noir. Un homme pieds nus en tee-shirt blanc est allongé. Il a une vingtaine d’années et l’air terrifié. Un militaire lui met une claque et le sort en le tirant par une oreille. Le jeune est poussé jusqu’à un commandant qui joue avec une petite barre de fer. «Je n’ai rien fait, je n’ai rien fait», répète l’homme en gardant la tête baissée. «Quoi que tu aies fait, quoi que tu fasses, si jamais c’est pour Daech, tu es mort», crie le commandant. Un peu à l’écart, un soldat aux yeux bleus dit : «On le pousse un peu mais c’est pour lui faire peur. On veut qu’il travaille pour nous.» L’homme est ramené au Humvee où il récupère son sac. Il est libre. Il s’éloigne aussi vite qu’il le peut.


Luc Mathieu Envoyé spécial à Mossoul Photos William Daniels


L'EI subit deux revers en Irak et Syrie (29/06/2017)
Par Le Figaro.fr avec AFPMis à jour le 29/06/2017 à 20:31 Publié le 29/06/2017 à 20:12

Les djihadistes du groupe Etat islamique (EI) ont enregistré aujourd'hui deux importants revers en Syrie et en Irak:En Irak, les forces gouvernementales ont repris le site de la mosquée emblématique d'Al-Nouri, dans la vieille ville de Mossoul où elles traquent les derniers jihadistes.

» Lire aussi - Le crépuscule de l'État islamique à Mossoul

C'est dans cette mosquée qu'Abou Bakr al-Baghdadi avait fait en juillet 2014 son unique apparition publique connue en tant que chef de l'EI, peu après que les jihadistes s'étaient emparés de la deuxième ville d'Irak. Il avait appelé dans un prêche les musulmans à lui obéir.

La mosquée Al-Nouri et le minaret penché, connu sous le nom d'"Al-Hadba" ("la bossue") et surnommé "la tour de Pise irakienne", avaient été détruits le 21 juin par les jihadistes qui les ont fait exploser alors que les forces irakiennes progressaient en direction de ce site. Le "califat", proclamé par l'EI il y a trois ans jour pour jour, touche à sa fin, a affirmé le Premier ministre irakien Haider al-Abadi.

Les Forces démocratiques syriennes (FDS) ont "pris le contrôle d'une région au sud de l'Euphrate, coupant ainsi la dernière route que l'EI pouvait utiliser pour se retirer de Raqqa", a expliqué à Rami Abdel Rahmane, directeur de l'OSDH. "Les FDS ont pu maintenant encercler complètement Raqa" a-t-il dit.

Quelque 2.500 jihadistes combattent dans la ville, selon le général britannique Rupert Jones, commandant en second de la coalition internationale. L'ONU a estimé mercredi que près de 100.000 civils étaient "pris au piège" à Raqqa, alors que des dizaines de milliers de civils seraient aussi bloqués dans la vieille ville de Mossoul.

Daech a perdu 60% de son territoire et 80% de ses revenus (étude) - 29/06/2017
Par Le Figaro.fr avec AFPMis à jour le 29/06/2017 à 16:44 Publié le 29/06/2017 à 16:43

Le groupe Etat islamique (EI) a perdu en trois ans 60% du territoire qu'il a occupé en Irak et en Syrie et 80% de ses revenus, selon une étude du cabinet d'analyse IHS Markit publiée jeudi. Le territoire du "califat" autoproclamé en juin 2014 à cheval sur ces deux pays est passé de 90.000 km² en janvier 2015 à 36.200 km² en juin 2017, explique cette firme basée à Londres. Une coalition internationale conduite par les Etats-Unis mène des frappes aériennes contre les jihadistes depuis l'été 2014.

Au sol, la bataille est engagée en Irak par l'armée et en Syrie principalement par les Forces démocratiques syriennes (FDS), une alliance de combattants kurdes et arabes anti-EI. "La montée et la chute de l'EI se caractérisent par une expansion rapide suivie d'un déclin continu. Trois ans après sa proclamation, il est évident que le projet de gouvernance du califat a échoué"', note Columb Strack, un expert du Moyen-Orient à IHS Markit. "Le reste du +califat+ devrait se désintégrer avant la fin de l'année et son projet sera réduit à une série de zones urbaines isolées qui devrait être reprise au cours de 2018", a-t-il ajouté.

Par ailleurs, les finances de l'EI se sont aussi effondrées. Les revenus mensuels sont passés de 81 millions de dollars au deuxième trimestre 2015 à 16 millions de dollars au second semestre 2017, soit une baisse de 80%. "Cela s'explique par un déclin continu de toutes les sources de financement, que ce soit la production de pétrole, les taxes et les confiscations ainsi que les autres activités illicites", note un autre expert d'IHS Ludovico Carlino. Ainsi les revenus générés par le pétrole sont tombés de 88% et les taxes et confiscations de 79% entre 2015 et 2017. Pour lui, "la perte de territoires est le principal facteur ayant entrainé les pertes de revenus".

"La perte de contrôle de régions peuplées comme Mossoul (en Irak) et de zones pétrolières dans les provinces de Raqa et Homs en Syrie ont eu un impact significatif sur la capacité du groupe à générer des revenus", a-t-il expliqué.

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EI/Philippines: la Chine promet d'aider (29/06/2017)
Par Le Figaro.fr avec AFPMis à jour le 29/06/2017 à 15:10 Publié le 29/06/2017 à 14:42

La Chine a promis aujourd'hui de continuer à fournir aux Philippines "l'aide nécessaire", au lendemain de la livraison par Pékin de milliers d'armes à Manille pour affronter des djihadistes qui occupent une ville de l'archipel.

Le 23 mai, des centaines de combattants brandissant le drapeau noir du groupe Etat islamique (EI) ont pris le contrôle de quartiers de Marawi, une localité de la région de Mindanao, dans le sud du pays. L'armée philippine mène actuellement une campagne de bombardements et de combats au sol mais n'a pas réussi à déloger les assaillants des poches où ils se sont retranchés.


"Hier, le premier lot d'aide d'urgence a été livré aux Philippines", a déclaré aujourd'hui le ministre chinois des Affaires étrangères Wang Yi lors d'une conférence de presse à Pékin.

"A l'avenir, conformément aux besoins des Philippines, nous continuerons à fournir l'assistance et l'aide nécessaires", a-t-il souligné aux côtés de son homologue philippin Alan Peter Cayetano, actuellement en visite en Chine. M. Wang a également promis le soutien chinois dans les opérations de reconstruction de Marawi.

Une cargaison chinoise de fusils d'assaut, fusils de sniper et de munitions est arrivée hier aux Philippines. C'est la première aide militaire de Pékin depuis que le président philippin Rodrigo Duterte a annoncé fin 2016 sa "séparation" d'avec les Etats-Unis - son allié militaire traditionnel - au profit de la Chine.

Cette livraison d'armes, d'une valeur de 50 millions de yuans (6,5 millions d'euros), "reflète l'avènement d'une nouvelle ère dans les relations philippino-chinoises", s'est réjouit M. Duterte.
L'ambassadeur chinois aux Philippines, Zhao Jianhua, a assuré qu'un "deuxième lot" d'armes chinoises sera bientôt livré.

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Roumanie: un arrestation en lien avec l'EI (29/06/2017)
Par Le Figaro.fr avec AFPMis à jour le 29/06/2017 à 15:11 Publié le 29/06/2017 à 13:13

Un Roumain de 39 ans soupçonné d'avoir collecté des données militaires au profit du groupe Etat islamique (EI) a été interpellé aujourd'hui, une première dans ce pays de l'Union européenne, ont indiqué les autorités roumaines.

Le suspect est accusé d'avoir effectué des repérages "au printemps 2015 à proximité d'une installation militaire du territoire roumain, observant attentivement les voies d'accès et les clôtures", a précisé le parquet chargé de combattre le crime organisé et le terrorisme (DIICOT) dans un communiqué.

Son "but déclaré était de contribuer à l'organisation d'un attentat terroriste contre cette base", a ajouté le Service roumain des renseignements, selon lequel l'homme avait déclaré son "adhésion" au groupe jihadiste EI.

Il voulait transmettre les informations collectées à "une cellule salafiste et pro-jihadiste d'un état de l'Union européenne", a ajouté le parquet. Selon ce dernier, cette cellule était en lien avec des auteurs des attentats terroristes du 13 novembre 2015 à Paris.

Les autorités ont organisé ce matin trois perquisitions dans le département d'Arges (sud) où habitait le suspect. Il est également poursuivi pour "propagande" en ligne en faveur du groupe EI et a été placé en garde à vue.


Surveillé depuis 2015, l'homme se serait radicalisé après avoir vécu plusieurs années à l'étranger, dans un pays de l'Union européenne où il était en lien avec des groupes jihadistes, a précisé le service des renseignements.

Mossoul: les forces irakiennes annoncent avoir repris la mosquée Al-Nouri (29/06/2017)
Par Le Figaro.fr avec AFPMis à jour le 29/06/2017 à 11:40 Publié le 29/06/2017 à 11:30

Les forces irakiennes ont annoncé aujourd'hui avoir pris le contrôle de la mosquée Al-Nouri où Abou Bakr al-Baghdadi avait donné en juillet 2014 son premier prêche en tant que chef du groupe Etat islamique (EI). Sa dernière apparition publique connue à ce jour.

Des membres de l'EI avaient fait exploser cette grande mosquée, minaret emblématique de la ville irakienne, le 21 juin dernier.

L'armée irakienne a fait savoir que les Forces spéciales avaient pris la mosquée aux jihadistes. Un commandant des Forces spéciales a lui indiqué que le site n'avait pas encore été repris mais que ses forces étaient sur le point de le faire.

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L'interminable reconquête de Mossoul, la «capitale» irakienne de Daech (28.06.2017)
Par Adrien Jaulmes Mis à jour le 28/06/2017 à 21:32 Publié le 28/06/2017 à 19:50

VIDÉO - Après neuf mois de bataille, les forces irakiennes avancent sur le dernier refuge des combattants de Daech. Une ultime offensive qui s'oppose à la défense ingénieuse, retorse et acharnée des djihadistes.

La longue reconquête de Mossoul sur l'État islamique touche à sa fin. Acculés dans les ruines de la vieille ville, dans les décombres de ce qui fut le cœur de leur sinistre expérience étatique, les combattants djihadistes livrent leur dernier combat. L'issue de la bataille ne fait désormais plus aucun doute, mais les soldats irakiens devront néanmoins la livrer jusqu'au bout.

Il leur a fallu neuf mois de durs combats pour arriver jusqu'aux ruelles autour de la grande mosquée où fut proclamé le califat, en juillet 2014. Neuf mois au cours desquels les combattants fanatiques de l'EI ont reculé pied à pied, se battant maison par maison. Neuf mois pendant lesquels des ...

Offensive à Raqqa : « l'État Islamique n'existe plus » (09/06/2017)
Par Eloi Thiboud  Publié le 09/06/2017 à 12:33

FIGAROVOX/ENTRETIEN - Le 6 juin les Forces Démocratiques Syriennes soutenues par la coalition américaine, sont entrées dans Raqqa défendue par Daech. Spécialiste des questions internationales, Hadrien DESUIN décrypte le déclin de l'État islamique à Raqqa.

Spécialiste des questions internationales et de défense, Hadrien Desuin est essayiste. Il vient de publier La France atlantiste ou le naufrage de la diplomatie (éd. du Cerf, 2017).

FIGAROVOX. - Les forces arabes et kurdes, soutenues par les Américains, ont engagé l'offensive contre l'EI à Raqqa et sont entrées dans l'est de la ville le 6 juin. Que représente Raqqa pour l'EI aujourd'hui? La reconquête de Raqqa signifie-t-elle la chute de l'État Islamique?

D'un point de vue strictement territorial, «l'État islamique » n'existe plus.

Hadrien DESUIN. - Raqqa ne représente pas grand-chose dans la symbolique du Califat. Une ville comme Mossoul est plus intéressante car elle frappe l'imaginaire de la mythologie islamique. Tout comme Damas d'où est partie la reconquête de Saladin pour chasser les croisés de Jérusalem. Raqqa a toutefois été la plus grosse ville syrienne sous occupation de l'État islamique. Elle était donc la capitale économique de Daech en Syrie. Elle était très bien située quand l'organisation djihadiste était au faîte de sa puissance en 2014- 2015. 300 000 habitants, à très grande majorité arabes sunnites, ont donné de la substance à l'État islamique. Désormais encerclée, l'issue militaire de Raqqa ne fait pas de doute. Le siège sera long mais ce n'est qu'une question de temps. Les assaillants vont sans doute prendre le temps de laisser s'affaiblir les assiégés en coupant leur ravitaillement. En attendant, ils pourraient bien conforter leurs positions dans toute la province de Raqqa.

D'un point de vue strictement territorial, «l'État islamique» n'existe plus. Les liaisons sont très compliquées entre la Syrie et l'Irak. Il ne reste que des grosses poches de résistances, incapables de se coordonner entre elles. Plus aucune zone n'est sûre. Ces dernières vont persister encore longtemps car elles sont tenues par des fanatiques prêts à mourir plutôt que de se rendre. Dans certains quartiers très urbanisés, les petites équipes de snipers ou de tireur RPG peuvent considérablement ralentir la progression d'une troupe entraînée. Il faut 10 assaillants pour un défenseur à moins de raser la ville. Il s'agit toutefois d'un combat d'arrière-garde. Depuis que les contre-offensives des coalitions américaines et russes ont commencé, l'EI est revenu au modèle plus classique d'Al Qaïda : internationalisation du terrorisme et guérillas franchisées dans tout le monde musulman. N'oublions pas que Daech n'est au départ qu'une dissidence d'Al Qaïda en Irak et au Levant.

L'idéologie de Daech, et du djihadisme en général, ne peut pas vivre en dehors de la conquête. Dès qu'elle fut arrêtée aux portes de Bagdad, à Palmyre et dans Kobané, Daech a dû se réinventer pour survivre et maintenir sa folle cavalcade meurtrière.

Quels sont les intérêts des États-Unis à Raqqa ?

Les États-Unis ont voulu prendre Raqqa avant les Russes, les Iraniens et l'armée syrienne. Quitte à se fâcher avec les Turcs qui redoutent par-dessus tout l'extension du Kurdistan syrien. La prise de Raqqa marquera symboliquement la défaite de Daech en Syrie et donc la victoire de la coalition américaine. Pour Donald Trump, l'enjeu est d'importance après des années d'extrême prudence de la part de Barack Obama sur ce dossier. D'un point de vue géopolitique, la coalition irano-russe serait contrainte de laisser la vallée de l'Euphrate aux alliés des Américains. Il s'agit de confiner le plus possible la Russie et l'Iran qui sont toujours vus à Washington comme les principaux adversaires de l'Amérique à l'échelle du monde.

Les Forces Démocratiques Syriennes (FDS) soignent malgré tout leurs relations avec les Russes et donc avec le régime syrien car ils doivent se coordonner avec eux dans la poche d'Afrin, coupée du cœur du Rojava qui va de Kobané à Hassaké. En prenant Raqqa, les Américains veulent aussi rassurer l'Arabie Saoudite, le grand allié de Donald Trump : la Syrie de l'Est ne tombera pas dans l'escarcelle chiite. Cette vision saoudienne et confessionnelle est quelque peu caricaturale car le régime de Bachar a toujours su composer avec les populations sunnites dans le passé. En faire une secte arc-boutée sur un clan alaouite est très simpliste. La Syrie des années 2000 savait aussi jouer des rivalités entre l'Iran et l'Arabie Saoudite.

Qui tiendra la ville après le départ des djihadistes ?

Les membres arabes de l'alliance FDS sont en première ligne mais les Kurdes auront une place incontournable. Toutefois, ils devront s'appuyer impérativement sur les grandes familles de la ville qui ont subi l'oppression de l'État islamique pendant plus de cinq ans. Les Kurdes pourront réoccuper les quartiers dont ils ont été expulsés mais doivent rester en dehors des quartiers arabes s'ils veulent gagner la paix. Dans l'idéal, il faudrait qu'une municipalité sous l'égide des notables de Raqqa prenne les affaires socio-économiques en main, laissant aux FDS la défense militaire de la ville.

Pourquoi la coalition russe ne participe-t-elle pas à cet assaut ?

Parce que les Américains et les Russes ne sont jamais parvenus à se mettre d'accord sur le périmètre d'une éventuelle coalition commune. Les Russes sont alliés aux Iraniens, au Hezbollah et à l'armée de Bachar Al-Assad. Ni le Pentagone, ni la CIA ne peuvent accepter de combattre avec les alliés de la Russie. Ils soutiennent des rebelles sunnites qui se battent justement contre l'armée syrienne dans le sud du pays. Faute de s'entendre sur un partage des zones d'influence, la partition de la Syrie se fait par les armes. Chaque camp tente de prendre le maximum de terrain sur les décombres de Daech, un peu comme ce qui s'était passé à Manbij et Al-Bab.

Dans l'idéal, il faudrait qu'une municipalité sous l'égide des notables de Raqqa prenne les affaires socio-économiques en main, laissant aux FDS la défense militaire de la ville.

Pour la bataille de Raqqa, les forces soutenues par la Russie sont encore à 100km de la ville. Laquelle est déjà ceinturée par les FDS. Il est donc trop tard pour les troupes de Damas de participer à la prise de la ville. L'objectif est de consolider les territoires gagnés à l'est d'Alep et dans le centre du pays, autour de Palmyre. Il y a aussi les quartiers de Der Ez Zor à défendre, l'autre grande ville sur l'Euphrate. L'enclave qui résiste depuis des années à Daech est de nouveau sous l'intense pression des djihadistes.

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Daech veut créer un califat aux Philippines (29.05.2017)
Par Camille Bouscasse Mis à jour le 29/05/2017 à 12:42 Publié le 26/05/2017 à 18:39

VIDÉO - L'État islamique contrôle toujours la ville de Marawi sur l'île de Mindanao avec l'appui de djihadistes venus de pays asiatiques. Le président philippin Rodrigo Duterte évoque «une invasion».

La percée de groupuscules islamistes rattachés à l'État Islamique (EI) plonge l'île de Mindanao aux Philippines dans le chaos. Les islamistes philippins ont pris le contrôle de la ville de Marawi, un bastion musulman au sein d'un pays à majorité catholique.

«L'État Islamique a radicalisé un grand nombre de jeunes philippins musulmans»
José Calida, le solliciteur général des Philippines

Depuis le début des violences, et notamment depuis que le chef de police de Malabang s'est fait décapiter à un poste de contrôle des rebelles, les autorités philippines ont déployé les forces spéciales ainsi que plusieurs hélicoptères de combat. Après avoir instauré la loi martiale dans la région mardi dernier, le président philippin Rodrigo Duterte a insisté sur sa volonté de se montrer sévère et ferme envers les terroristes des groupes Mauteet Abou Sayyaf

Maute est une branche de Daech qui opère dans la région de Lanao du Sud sur l'île de Mindanao et qui s'est rendue célèbre en septembre 2016 lors d'une attaque à la bombe meurtrière à Davao, la plus grande ville de l'île de Mindanao. 

Quant à Abou Sayyaf, le groupe islamiste qui sévit depuis plus de vingt ans a récemment étendu son influence à toutes les îles du Sud des Philippines et est responsable d'une multitude d'attaques terroristes dans la région. Selon les autorités philippines, des combattants indonésiens et malaisiens, entre autres, seraient venus soutenir et renforcer les islamistes philippins. Pour Manille, la présence de ces forces étrangères dans les rangs des insurgés est due à un appel de ralliement lancé par Daech.

L'apport des combattants indonésiens et malaisiens révèle le nouveau mode opératoire de l'État Islamique (EI). Pour la première fois en Asie de l'Est des branches locales de Daech déploient leurs forces sur des territoires autres que les leurs. Cette capacité de mobilisation et de déplacement de terroristes étrangers visent à internationaliser le terrorisme en s'appuyant sur les sous-groupes lui ayant prêté allégeance. Daech qui veut instaurer un califat sur l'île de Mindanao cherche à territorialiser son influence.

Pendant les derniers jours, l'État Islamique a engagé une succession d'offensives, à l'instar du double attentat-suicide de Jakarta. L'ouverture de ces nombreux fronts inquiète d'autant plus les autorités philippines que, selon José Calida, le solliciteur général des Philippines, l'État Islamique «a radicalisé un grand nombre de jeunes philippins musulmans.» Qualifiés de «très déterminés» par l'armée, les djihadistes ont provoqué la fuite de nombre des 200.000 habitants de Marawi et la mort de 46 personnes.

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          Back to School with Massage   

Swing Back into the School Groove with Routine Massage Therapy

As the dog days of summer slowly fade away and the busy days of back to school season push full speed ahead, your routine can quickly switch from lazy summer afternoons to carpools, after school activities and homework assignments. Before your family calendar fills itself to the brim with school functions this fall, homecoming events and holiday parties, make sure to pencil in some restoration and relaxation time for yourself by scheduling monthly massage appointments for the next 3-6 months. Taking time out of your busy schedule to focus on you is not only good for your health and well-being, but your improved mood and increased energy levels can rub off on those around you as well. It’s a win-win for both you and your family!

Back to School = Back to Routine

Routine is essential when you’re focusing on maintaining your health and wellness. As you plan out the remainder of 2011 and look forward to the new year, now is a great time to get into the habit of reducing stress and enhancing your lifestyle with massage at Elements Buckhead.

Industry research suggests that many diseases are stress related and high stress can be a leading contributor to accelerating the aging process of our bodies, both internally and externally. Regularly scheduled massage sessions make it easy for you to dedicate yourself to a healthy and happy lifestyle by allowing you to take time out for yourself on a monthly basis to maintain reduced stress and increased energy levels. A consistent massage routine will leave you feeling restored, invigorated and vibrant.

Back to School = Back to Health

According to a September 2010 study published by The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Swedish massage produces measurable biological effects and may have a positive effect on the immune system. Rapaport MH, Schettler P, Bresee C. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2010;16(10):1–10.

Increasing your immune system is important during the fall season, especially for teachers and families returning back to school as germs can run wild along school hallways and inside classrooms. Incorporating massage into your back to school routine can help you maintain a stronger immune system during cold and flu season, thereby reducing missed days at work and school.

Back to School = Back to Massage

It never hurts to be reminded of all the wonderful benefits of receiving massage and body work treatments on a consistent and regular basis. According to American Bodywork and Massage Professionals (www.abmp.com), massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach to well-being based on the body's natural ability to heal itself.

Massage has many benefits, such as:

* Increases circulation, which allows the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
* Stimulates the lymph system, the body's natural defense, against toxic invaders. For example, in breast cancer patients, massage has been shown to increase the cells that fight cancer.
* Releases endorphins, the body's natural painkiller. For this reason, massage is incorporated in treatment for chronic illnesses, injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve pain.
* Improves range of motion and decreases discomfort associated with lower back pain.
* Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles.
* Reduces muscle spasms and cramping.
* Increases joint flexibility.
* Reduces recovery time for strenuous workouts and eliminates subsequent risk of muscle strain.
* Relieves pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication.
* Reduces post-operative adhesions and edema, as well as reduces and realigns scar tissue after healing has occurred.
* Contributes to shorter labor, reduces the need for medications and supports a quicker recovery.

As you get back into the swing of things this fall, remember to get back into massage.


          Massage and Medical History: Top Three Things to Tell Your Therapist   

If you’re looking for a good massage therapist, it’s important to find someone who is invested in getting to know the entirety of their clients and not just what hurts in the moment. A good therapist wants to know not only how a client feels mentally and physically at the time of the massage appointment, but also how they can help their clients move forward to accomplish their goals during and after the massage therapy session.  In order to give you the best massage experience that meets all of your needs medically, mentally and physically, Elements Massage encourages its clients to discuss the following three areas with their therapists prior to receiving a therapeutic massage.

Medical History

Getting a massage is more than just rubbing a tight muscle here and there. Therapeutic massage is a non-invasive and drug-free approach to well-being based on the body's natural ability to heal itself. Massage therapy addresses a variety of health conditions that range from stress-induced tension and sleep disorders to high blood pressure, diabetes, lower back pain, immunity suppression, spinal cord injury, autism, cancer-related fatigue, post-operative care, age-related disorders, infertility, eating disorders, smoking cessation and depression.

Due to the power of massage to heal and restore your mind and body’s health and wellness, it’s important to disclose all of your medical history to your therapist before starting a session so that he or she can customize your massage experience. Prior to getting your first massage from a new therapist and every massage going forward should include a thorough dialogue between you and your therapist about current and past medical conditions.   

Current Medications

When you’re seeking a massage to relax and unwind your muscles and your mind, you may not think about the importance of letting your therapist know about prescription and over-the-counter medications that you take regularly. However, massage is such a circulatory process that can promote healing on even a cellular level that it’s important to disclose every medication or pain relievers that you may be taking. This critical information can help the therapist make sure that the bodywork he/she provides doesn’t interfere with the purpose of your medications.

Accidents and Injuries

Using massage therapy to encourage a more rapid healing process for existing injuries can be a powerful approach to rehabilitation and recovery. In these instances, therapists will want to know specifics about the pain you’re feeling and the details associated with the injuries so they can deliver the best massage experience to meet your goals. However, it’s also important to let therapists know about past injuries or accidents too so they can ensure to not aggravate the affected area.

Before getting a massage always take the time to discuss your medical history, medications and accidents or injuries with your massage therapist. At Elements Massage, highly trained and qualified massage therapists work with you to meet your individual needs based on your goals for each session, as well as your past and current medical history and conditions. Visit us today.

 


          Massage and Medical History: Top Three Things to Tell Your Therapist   

medical-history-therapist-elements-massageIf you’re looking for a good massage therapist, it’s important to find someone who is invested in getting to know the entirety of their clients and not just what hurts in the moment. A good therapist wants to know not only how a client feels mentally and physically at the time of the massage appointment, but also how they can help their clients move forward to accomplish their goals during and after the massage therapy session.  In order to give you the best massage experience that meets all of your needs medically, mentally and physically, Elements Massage encourages its clients to discuss the following three areas with their therapists prior to receiving a therapeutic massage.

Medical History

Getting a massage is more than just rubbing a tight muscle here and there. Therapeutic massage is a non-invasive and drug-free approach to well-being based on the body's natural ability to heal itself. Massage therapy addresses a variety of health conditions that range from stress-induced tension and sleep disorders to high blood pressure, diabetes, lower back pain, immunity suppression, spinal cord injury, autism, cancer-related fatigue, post-operative care, age-related disorders, infertility, eating disorders, smoking cessation and depression.

Due to the power of massage to heal and restore your mind and body’s health and wellness, it’s important to disclose all of your medical history to your therapist before starting a session so that he or she can customize your massage experience. Prior to getting your first massage from a new therapist and every massage going forward should include a thorough dialogue between you and your therapist about current and past medical conditions.   

Current Medications

When you’re seeking a massage to relax and unwind your muscles and your mind, you may not think about the importance of letting your therapist know about prescription and over-the-counter medications that you take regularly. However, massage is such a circulatory process that can promote healing on even a cellular level that it’s important to disclose every medication or pain relievers that you may be taking. This critical information can help the therapist make sure that the bodywork he/she provides doesn’t interfere with the purpose of your medications.

Accidents and Injuries

Using massage therapy to encourage a more rapid healing process for existing injuries can be a powerful approach to rehabilitation and recovery. In these instances, therapists will want to know specifics about the pain you’re feeling and the details associated with the injuries so they can deliver the best massage experience to meet your goals. However, it’s also important to let therapists know about past injuries or accidents too so they can ensure to not aggravate the affected area.

Before getting a massage always take the time to discuss your medical history, medications and accidents or injuries with your massage therapist. At Elements Massage, highly trained and qualified massage therapists work with you to meet your individual needs based on your goals for each session, as well as your past and current medical history and conditions. Visit www.elementsmassage.com today to find the Elements Massage studio nearest to you.


          Routine Massage Supports Bone and Joint Health   

When your muscles are tight, achy and sore, it is common to turn to massage therapy Massage supports bone and joint healthto help relieve muscle pain and discomfort. But, did you know that massage can also be beneficial to helping relieve pain and soreness associated with common bone and joint conditions? In recognition of National Bone and Joint Awareness Week this month, Elements Massage recommends adding regular massage therapy sessions into your health and wellness routine.

Alleviates Pain

According to the United States Bone and Joint Initiative, bone and joint conditions are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability worldwide, affecting hundreds of millions of people. (https://www.usbji.org/programs/public-education-programs/action-week) While massage in most cases can’t cure common bone and joint conditions, it can improve circulation throughout the body, which in turn can help alleviate the common pain associated with such conditions.

Promotes Functionality

People who suffer from common bone and joint conditions such as arthritis tend to lose range of motion as inflammation builds up in certain joint capsules. Through the use of various massage techniques, pressures and strokes around the inflamed joint area, licensed massage therapists can help improve blood flow, reduce pain, and ultimately improve overall range of motion and functionality.

Research Points to Massage

Research has shown that massage is one of the most popular complementary therapies used by Americans today. And, when it comes to the benefits of massage for bone and joint health, many leading organizations have found routine therapeutic massage to help with relieving pain, improving circulation and increasing range of motion. Some industry findings include:

Ultimately, massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach to well-being based on the body's natural ability to heal itself. 


          Routine Massage Supports Bone and Joint Health   

When your muscles are tight, achy and sore, it is common to turn to massage therapy Massage supports bone and joint healthto help relieve muscle pain and discomfort. But, did you know that massage can also be beneficial to helping relieve pain and soreness associated with common bone and joint conditions? In recognition of National Bone and Joint Awareness Week this month, Elements Massage recommends adding regular massage therapy sessions into your health and wellness routine.

Alleviates Pain

According to the United States Bone and Joint Initiative, bone and joint conditions are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability worldwide, affecting hundreds of millions of people. (https://www.usbji.org/programs/public-education-programs/action-week) While massage in most cases can’t cure common bone and joint conditions, it can improve circulation throughout the body, which in turn can help alleviate the common pain associated with such conditions.

Promotes Functionality

People who suffer from common bone and joint conditions such as arthritis tend to lose range of motion as inflammation builds up in certain joint capsules. Through the use of various massage techniques, pressures and strokes around the inflamed joint area, licensed massage therapists can help improve blood flow, reduce pain, and ultimately improve overall range of motion and functionality.

Research Points to Massage

Research has shown that massage is one of the most popular complementary therapies used by Americans today. And, when it comes to the benefits of massage for bone and joint health, many leading organizations have found routine therapeutic massage to help with relieving pain, improving circulation and increasing range of motion. Some industry findings include:

Ultimately, massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach to well-being based on the body's natural ability to heal itself. To start adding the power of massage into your health and wellness routine, visit www.elementsmassage.com today to find the Elements Massage location nearest to you.   


          Elements San Antonio Client Chooses Massage Over Surgery, Medications to Address Chronic Pain, Live a Pain-Free Lifestyle   

When you’re plagued with constant debilitating pain that affects your everyday functionality and abilityElements Massage client to perform your job’s duties, you don’t want to hear from your doctors that your only options for pain relief are to undergo an unpleasant surgical procedure with unfavorable side effects or to just try and tolerate the pain for as long as you can. For Stephanie Condron, those were the only options presented to her for relieving the neuropathy in her heel from an arthritic condition that caused a burning pain when she walked, sat or drove.

“My heel pain was diagnosed as having severe arthritis in my big toe joint,” explains Stephanie. “The inflammation in this area was compressing the nerve so I had a burning numbness from my big toe, through my heel and foot. This caused constant severe pain that was distracting, but I just kept trying to put it off because I didn’t want to have surgery.”

To address Stephanie’s neuropathic heel condition, her doctor recommended an invasive surgical procedure that would include fusing bones together, which would lead to the permanent inability to flex her foot. The decreased flexibility would leave her with permanent issues with walking and balance as a result of the surgery. As an oncology nurse, Stephanie wasn’t pleased with that type of diagnosis so she decided to turn toward finding less invasive, drug-free and natural options to help manage her pain. After just a few massage therapy sessions with Kathryn Davis at the Elements San Antonio studio focusing on her feet, calf and lower leg muscles, Stephanie has experienced pain-free results in her heel. She still has arthritis, but the underlying neuropathic pain is completely resolved.

“As a nurse, I refuse to depend on pain medications to get me through life and I’m very aware of the risks and side effects with having surgical procedures, even when you have the best doctors,” says Stephanie. “Because of my background, I didn’t want to go the traditional medicine route because I know that surgeries aren’t always the best option and can even make the condition worse in some cases. Instead, I turned to massage, which has been a great non-medication method to decrease my pain and increase my functionality for both my neuropathy heel pain and chronic back pain.”

When Stephanie started experiencing neuropathy in her heel, she wasn’t a stranger to massage. In fact, she had used massage for four years from 2008-2012 to manage chronic pain from a herniated disk in her back. As the pain subsided and her back condition improved, she eventually discontinued using massage until a new pain in her hip area flared up, making her walk in a crouched positioned due to the level of pain she was experiencing. When she initially started seeing Kathryn for her hip pain, she had no idea that the new pain was linked to the herniated disk in her back until Kathryn started doing neuromuscular work that focused on massaging the muscles that connect in the hip area, the muscles around the front of her legs and her lower back. 

“When it comes to addressing hip and feet pain, you’re going to work on a lot of the legs and glute areas,” explains Kathryn. “With Stephanie, I started with the legs and worked my way through her major pain areas until we could find the source for each of her problems. Once I get Stephanie to a place where she’s feeling consistent relief, I have her come back for a massage as soon as she starts feeling discomfort again so we can resolve the pain quickly.”

When Stephanie was in the middle of experiencing the neuropathy in her heel and hip pain, she turned to massage on a weekly or every-other-week basis. But, now that she’s basically pain-free in her hip and heel areas, she’s on a once per month consistent massage schedule to keep her body in tune and in tip-top shape. She appreciates Kathryn’s in-depth attention to finding the underlying source of the pain and not just focusing on chasing the symptoms. She also likes Kathryn’s neuromuscular approach that focuses on addressing and stretching the muscles in the area where there’s pain, but also in the areas surrounded by and connected to the painful area.

 “You may not necessarily need surgery when you’re experiencing chronic pain like Stephanie was,” explains Kathryn. “We can help you get pain relief with massage in most cases so give it a try before opting for surgery. At least give me three sessions to see if I can help relieve your pain.”

Stephanie is living a pain-free lifestyle that didn’t require intrusive procedures or pain medications because she instead turned to the more natural, complementary healing approach of massage. She’s thankful that she looked into alternative solutions other than surgery and that she connected with someone like Kathryn who was able to meet her needs. Massage ended up being the perfect answer for Stephanie’s chronic pain and it continues to be an important part of her life as she strives to age gracefully and maintain a healthy well-being. 

“As you get older, you realize that in order to maintain the level of functionality you want, you have to invest time in yourself,” shares Stephanie. “Massage has helped me get out of pain and it’s helped me feel good. I will not take narcotics and I don’t want to have to take pain relievers all of the time. I’m thankful for massage as it’s helped to keep me functional, independent and able to continue doing my job.”


          Four Conditions Massage Can Help Improve That You May Not Know About   

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Stress, headaches and neck or back pain are all pretty common ailments for which people turn to massage to experience mental and physical relief. But beyond these common conditions, massage also can play a big part in remedying many other daily ailments and injuries that you may have never thought of.

Take a look at the following four types of conditions that massage can help treat that may not be so commonly known, and you may gain a new appreciation for how massage can positively affect the health and wellness of your mind and body.  

Post-Operation Recovery

Surgery can certainly take a toll on your body, both during the actual procedure as well as throughout the recovery process.  Bonnie Vaniea, massage therapist at Elements Wilsonville, suggests getting a massage as soon after a surgery as possible, dependent on your doctor’s approval.  Doing so can speed up recovery times and help prevent later pain that may not have anything to do with the actual incisions and procedures during the surgery,

“People don’t think about how beneficial getting a massage is after surgery that focuses on range of motion and relaxing the muscles involved during the procedure,” says Vaniea. “In surgery, they are cutting through your tissues and those tissues need help healing.”

In the instance of knee surgery, it’s important to get your quadriceps, hamstrings, thigh muscles and lower leg muscles all worked on by a massage therapist after the procedure because all of those muscles cross the knee and attach within the kneecap area. When you have surgery some of those muscles can get injured -– surgeons cut through some and the ones they don’t cut compensate for the ones that were. Using soft tissue movements, stretching and working on the muscles around the joints, massage therapists can help complement your recovery strategy so you’re back to what you love doing in no time.

Digestive Discomfort

There are so many over-the-counter medicines that people use to help with the pain caused from digestive issues.  But usually these medicines just mask the pain, rather than treat the problem. For most people, they think their digestive issues are something they will have to learn to live with and they can’t do anything to relieve the pain. But massage can be an effective remedy for many of the common digestive problems that Americans suffer from on a daily basis.

A lot of the most common digestive conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), constipation and indigestion involve cramping, bloating and stomach pain. Getting abdominal massage can help get your digestive system moving and flowing in a non-invasive and non-medical approach.

“Usually when I do abdominal massage on people, they love it.  And it’s not something that they would have thought to do on their own because it can be a taboo area in most people’s minds,” says Vaniea. “I’ve worked with a couple of people on abdominal issues and over time the amount of improvement they’ve experienced has been amazing. I’ve gotten them from the state of always being in pain to now they get days of relief after they get a massage and they don’t have to take any pills any more.”

Body Image Issues

Body image can be a sensitive issue and not something that a lot of people are comfortable talking about. But, men and women struggle on a daily basis with feeling comfortable with their bodies, liking how they look and being content with their physical appearance.

Research has shown that receiving healthy therapeutic touch like massage can help you become more accepting about how you look and let go of the negative feelings you may have about yourself, says Vaniea.

“When I’m giving a massage, I’m not judging how you look,” explains Vaniea. “I’m touching your body in a positive way and I’m not judging you so it can help people get past their negative feelings and help them feel better about themselves. Massage can really help people accept themselves.”

Staying Connected with Society

Even though in today’s society you can be connected with thousands of people across the country and the world through social media and technology, you can still feel isolated and alone if you lack face-to-face, verbal communication. This can be especially true with elderly people who may be partially homebound and don’t get out into the community as often as they used to.

Vaniea believes that the one-on-one attention that massage therapists give to their clients can help people stay connected and feel accepted by society.

“Massage can help people who may be isolated feel accepted by society because it gives them an outlet to socialize and have conversations with people,” says Vaniea. “For example, a lot of elderly like to talk, but may feel like no one has time for them. Massage is good for them because they have my undivided attention during their session. Verbal communication is a powerful thing.”

Whether you suffer from some of the conditions that massage is most commonly known for such as headaches, neck pains and back pains, or you can relate more to the conditions discussed above, regular massage is a great remedy for establishing and maintaining overall health and wellness. And, as Vaniea notes, you don’t have to be injured or hurt to get a massage. Better yet, get a massage before you get hurt for injury prevention and just overall enjoyment.

“Just because you aren’t hurt doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a massage,” explains Vaniea. “Some of the best massages you can get are when you’re not hurt because then you can just focus on fully enjoying it.”


          Four Conditions Massage Can Help Improve That You May Not Know About   

Conditions Massage Can Help WithStress, headaches and neck or back pain are all pretty common ailments for which people turn to massage to experience mental and physical relief. But beyond these common conditions, massage also can play a big part in remedying many other daily ailments and injuries that you may have never thought of.

Take a look at the following four types of conditions that massage can help treat that may not be so commonly known, and you may gain a new appreciation for how massage can positively affect the health and wellness of your mind and body.  

Post-Operation Recovery

Surgery can certainly take a toll on your body, both during the actual procedure as well as throughout the recovery process.  Bonnie Vaniea, massage therapist at Elements Wilsonville, suggests getting a massage as soon after a surgery as possible, dependent on your doctor’s approval.  Doing so can speed up recovery times and help prevent later pain that may not have anything to do with the actual incisions and procedures during the surgery,

“People don’t think about how beneficial getting a massage is after surgery that focuses on range of motion and relaxing the muscles involved during the procedure,” says Vaniea. “In surgery, they are cutting through your tissues and those tissues need help healing.”

In the instance of knee surgery, it’s important to get your quadriceps, hamstrings, thigh muscles and lower leg muscles all worked on by a massage therapist after the procedure because all of those muscles cross the knee and attach within the kneecap area. When you have surgery some of those muscles can get injured -– surgeons cut through some and the ones they don’t cut compensate for the ones that were. Using soft tissue movements, stretching and working on the muscles around the joints, massage therapists can help complement your recovery strategy so you’re back to what you love doing in no time.

Digestive Discomfort

There are so many over-the-counter medicines that people use to help with the pain caused from digestive issues.  But usually these medicines just mask the pain, rather than treat the problem. For most people, they think their digestive issues are something they will have to learn to live with and they can’t do anything to relieve the pain. But massage can be an effective remedy for many of the common digestive problems that Americans suffer from on a daily basis.

A lot of the most common digestive conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), constipation and indigestion involve cramping, bloating and stomach pain. Getting abdominal massage can help get your digestive system moving and flowing in a non-invasive and non-medical approach.

“Usually when I do abdominal massage on people, they love it.  And it’s not something that they would have thought to do on their own because it can be a taboo area in most people’s minds,” says Vaniea. “I’ve worked with a couple of people on abdominal issues and over time the amount of improvement they’ve experienced has been amazing. I’ve gotten them from the state of always being in pain to now they get days of relief after they get a massage and they don’t have to take any pills any more.”

Body Image Issues

Body image can be a sensitive issue and not something that a lot of people are comfortable talking about. But, men and women struggle on a daily basis with feeling comfortable with their bodies, liking how they look and being content with their physical appearance.

Research has shown that receiving healthy therapeutic touch like massage can help you become more accepting about how you look and let go of the negative feelings you may have about yourself, says Vaniea.

“When I’m giving a massage, I’m not judging how you look,” explains Vaniea. “I’m touching your body in a positive way and I’m not judging you so it can help people get past their negative feelings and help them feel better about themselves. Massage can really help people accept themselves.”

Staying Connected with Society

Even though in today’s society you can be connected with thousands of people across the country and the world through social media and technology, you can still feel isolated and alone if you lack face-to-face, verbal communication. This can be especially true with elderly people who may be partially homebound and don’t get out into the community as often as they used to.

Vaniea believes that the one-on-one attention that massage therapists give to their clients can help people stay connected and feel accepted by society.

“Massage can help people who may be isolated feel accepted by society because it gives them an outlet to socialize and have conversations with people,” says Vaniea. “For example, a lot of elderly like to talk, but may feel like no one has time for them. Massage is good for them because they have my undivided attention during their session. Verbal communication is a powerful thing.”

Whether you suffer from some of the conditions that massage is most commonly known for such as headaches, neck pains and back pains, or you can relate more to the conditions discussed above, regular massage is a great remedy for establishing and maintaining overall health and wellness. And, as Vaniea notes, you don’t have to be injured or hurt to get a massage. Better yet, get a massage before you get hurt for injury prevention and just overall enjoyment.

“Just because you aren’t hurt doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a massage,” explains Vaniea. “Some of the best massages you can get are when you’re not hurt because then you can just focus on fully enjoying it.”


          7/1/2017: YOUR MOVIE PLANNER: Colony   

9PM, SKY 1 Don’t worry if you missed season one of this low-key alien invasion drama, starring Lost’s Josh Holloway. Season two starts with a flashback to the day the aliens arrived – placing a wall around LA in a jaw-dropping moment – so it’s a good...
          7/1/2017: YOUR MOVIE PLANNER: The 5th Wave   

(2016) 15 11.55PM, SKY ACTION Young-adult sci-fi actioner in which an alien invasion comes in devastating waves. Alex Roe and Chloe Grace Moretz are among the survivors fighting back against the ‘Others’.
          Let Your Back Pain Loose   

It doesn’t matter whether you are a desk jockey, athlete, construction worker, stay-at-home mom or retiree, you will more than likely experience some level of back pain and discomfort throughout your life. Researchers and doctors agree that low back pain is one of the leading major health problems in today’s society. With cooler temperatures and less than favorable conditions, back pain can be even more present this time of year as snow shoveling duties, icy sidewalks and extreme winter sports can be the norm.

According to industry reports, 70 to 85 percent of people in the U.S. experience low back pain some time in their lives. Each year, 5 to 10 percent of the workforce misses work due to low back pain and almost 10 percent of all patients are at risk for developing chronic pain and disability.1

Back Pain Triggers

One of the most frustrating characteristics of back pain is its ability to sneak up on you when you least expect it. You bend over to pick up your toddler from the bathtub and an unexpected pain shoots through your back and shoulders. You end the day feeling great after going on a weekend bike ride with buddies or playing a friendly flag football game with family, but wake up the next morning with your back muscles as stiff as an iron rod. Or, you may have spent the day in a long board meeting with few scheduled breaks and by the time you get your exhausted body to bed, all you can do is toss and turn because of a dull constant pain buzzing throughout your neck, back and shoulders. Sound familiar?

Industry statistics indicate that 97 percent of non-specific back pain problems are triggered by outside influences such as muscle strains, awkward movements, staying in a static position for too long, or when the combination of minor stresses occur together.

The most common reported causes of low-back pain include:

  • Heavy Physical Work
  • Bending
  • Twisting
  • Lifting
  • Pulling and Pushing
  • Repetitive Work Patterns
  • Static Postures

Back pain usually is discovered when causes like the ones listed above are combined with an individual’s poor body stability, tone, flexibility and balance.2

Back Pain Remedies

So, what types of remedies should you use to combat back pain? Experts suggest taking a holistic approach to reducing back pain incidents by keeping your body fit with proper exercise and diet, using relaxation techniques such as massage and yoga, and enlisting proper posture practices such as ergonomically correct computer stations, strengthening core muscles and sleeping on your back or side with pillows supporting your knees and back.3

Massage

As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain. Massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach to combating back pain based on the body's natural ability to heal itself. A 2011 study compared structural and relaxation (Swedish) massage techniques, and found that both types of massage worked well to remedy chronic low back pain with few side effects. The study also found that massage helps people with back pain function better even after six months, which can help support their ability to work, take care of themselves and be active. 4

For those who use massage as a preventative measure to back pain or to manage daily back stress, one massage a month is common. Weekly massage sessions may be necessary for injury relief or to relieve chronic neck or back tightness that interferes with your daily life. If this is the case, weekly sessions are essential in order to build on each week's improvements in healing until the desired results have been achieved.

Yoga

The backbone of yoga practice and purpose is increasing an individual’s flexibility, while lengthening and strengthening a body’s muscles and mind’s focus. In relation to alleviating back pain specifically, recent studies have revealed that yoga classes have been linked to better back-related function and diminished symptoms from chronic low back pain. In one of the largest U.S. yoga studies to date, back-related functionality improved and symptoms were diminished with yoga at 12 weeks, while clinical benefits such as reduced use of pain medications lasted at least six months.5

Balance and Stability

Another common remedy to combat back pain is adding balance and stability moves to your daily activities. There are various poses and stability exercises that target your back muscles and core, but three simple balance movements that can get you started include: Bird Dog (extending your opposite hand and leg while on your hands and knees); Superman (extending both arms and legs while lying on your stomach); and Plank (holding your body off the floor by leaving your forearms and toes touching the floor). Start by holding each movement for 10 seconds and increase your time as you become stronger.

At some point in your life, you will more than likely experience some level of back pain. Whether it’s spending too much time hunched over your computer, shoveling heavy loads of wet, dense snow, or taking a wrong turn down a steep mountain ski run, back pain has a way of creeping up on you. The key to alleviating back pain is to take a holistic approach to treating and preventing your muscle aches and strains. By using a combination of the relaxation, flexibility and stability building techniques described above, low back pain can become a thing of the past, allowing you to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Call Elements Therapeutic Massage today to begin living a restored, vibrant and pain-free lifestyle.

 

Sources: 1 Buselli P, Bosoni R, Buse G, Fasoli P, La Scala E, Mazzolari R, Zanetti F, Messina S. Trial Abstract for Effectiveness evaluation of a SMATH System, October 2011. 2 Chaitow, Leon. Massage & Bodywork Magazine, June/July 2006. 3 Buford, Darren. Massage & Bodywork Magazine, August/September 2001. 4 Group Health Research Institute. Annals of Internal Medicine, July 2011. 5 Karen J. Sherman; Daniel C. Cherkin; Robert D. Wellman; Andrea J. Cook; Rene J. Hawkes; Kristin Delaney; Richard A. Deyo. A Randomized Trial Comparing Yoga, Stretching, and a Self-care Book for Chronic Low Back Pain. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2011.


          Close Out Holiday Season Stress by Rejuvenating your Mind and Body with Massage Therapy   

The children are nestled all snug in their beds while visions of holiday loot dance in their heads. Little Johnny has his video games and little Susie her dolls. Dad has his new power tools and the doggies have their new fresh-baked dog treats. All mom wants when it’s all said and done is a long winter nap. But, alas, the clatter inside your head won’t give you any time for a moment’s rest.

As the exhausting and hectic holiday season comes to a close and the New Year peeks out on the horizon, many of us find ourselves stressed out, maxed out and bloated to the max. Although the holidays are a time for making memories with family, friends, co-workers and your children, the festivities unfortunately can include chaotic family obligations that leave you feeling worn out both mentally and physically.

Too much of a good thing can lead to stress (hosting 20 of your closest friends and family for holiday dinner), overindulgence (having seconds, thirds and fourths of Grandma’s famous gingerbread cookies) and exhaustion (too many cocktail party functions combined with late nights by the fireplace drinking too many glasses of homemade eggnog). Instead of wrapping up your holiday season as a bundle of stress that leaves you with a chaotic digestive system, give yourself the gift of massage to rejuvenate your body and restore your system with positive energy.

Kick Stress to the Curb with Therapeutic Massage

Whether you need to release tension, reduce stress or simply relax and feel your best, regularly scheduled therapeutic massage sessions are essential for promoting your overall mind and body well-being. Massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach to wellness based on the body's natural ability to heal itself and stabilize your systems. Regular monthly massages provide relief to people of all ages and all walks of life from the competitive athlete to the home gardener or the over-stressed business person. It is the perfect recipe for helping you unwind from the holiday stress and prepare yourself for a healthy, happy and prosperous new year.

Balance Your Body with a Healthy Diet and Stable Digestive System

Eating healthy during the holidays is borderline impossible, but instead of mentally beating yourself up for indulging during the season, take action today to begin stabilizing your digestive system and balancing your body. Therapeutic massage sessions can promote a healthy digestive system by relaxing tense abdominal and intestinal walls, as well as stimulate activity of your major digestive organs (kidneys, small and large intestines, colon) to improve circulation and waste removal. When combined with a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and complex carbohydrates, massage therapy can help regulate your bowel movements, flush out the toxins in your system and leave you feeling more energetic and rejuvenated as you embark on the New Year.

Regularly Scheduled Massage Therapy Sessions Benefit Your Mind and Body

Research analysis from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine suggests that a single session of massage therapy can reduce common ailments such as blood pressure and heart rate, while multiple sessions can reduce common mental and physical conditions such as depression and pain.

Find an Elements Therapeutic Massage near you today today to step out of the holiday fog and breakthrough into the New Year feeling physically energetic and mentally prepared for a happy and healthy lifestyle.

While you’re at it, why not schedule multiple monthly massages for the first six months of the year to jump start your body’s physical and mental well-being? Now, that sounds like a good New Year’s resolution you can stick to for total body health and wellness.


          Colon cancer nuclear pore dynamics are captured by HS-AFM   
One of the key reasons for cancer mortality is caused by the highly invasive behavior of cancer cells, which is often due to aggressive metastasis. Metastasis is facilitated by various growth factors and cytokines secreted from cells of the immune system, which operate through various signaling pathways.
          Comment on Make Your Own Condiments That are Frugal and Better Than Store-Bought (Recipes for DIY Relish, Mayo, Mustard, Ketchup, Tarter Sauce and Pickles) by Uterus Tumor Surgery   
Uterine Most cancers Treatment Second only to cesarean section, hysterectomies are one of the vital generally performed surgical procedures on girls — greater than a half a million each year. Partial hysterectomies are typically performed by eradicating the uterus through a small incision just above the pubic hairline. The truth that no surgical procedure is required close to the vagina and no sutures are left inside the vagina may be accountable for lowering discomfort throughout the restoration period. The unwanted side effects you possibly can experience after a hysterectomy are dependent upon the type of hysterectomy you receive. For early invasive cervical cancer that has not spread to other regions, a radical trachelectomy (the removal of the cervix or the neck of the uterus) might be carried out in lieu of a total hysterectomy. On the subsequent page, we have a look at find out how to prepare for the operation, recovery and uncomfortable side effects. Leading off both sides of the body of the uterus are two tubes referred to as the fallopian tubes Close to the end of each tube is an ovary. In a long time gone by, hysterectomies usually included the removing of the fallopian tubes and/or ovaries. This includes the removal of the fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, ovaries, close by lymph nodes and higher portion of the vagina. Smart OC, Hindley JT, Regan L, Gedroyc WG. Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone and magnetic-resonance-guided ultrasound surgical procedure for uterine leiomyomata. As well as, exploring alternative remedies with fewer unintended effects could make a distinction in the lengthy-time period end result of your health. Generally reported unintended effects, which will be severe in some ladies, include menopausal-like symptoms.
          Operating Room Scrub Tech FT - UAB Medical West - Bessemer, AL   
Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, the Operating Room Technician Facilitates the operative or other invasive procedure by preparing and providing
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          Biomedical Technician - Hayek Medical - Ontario   
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          Comment on Fact: Los Saicos was the first punk band ever. by B.   
Yes, agreed. These genres, avenues, were already well established, and finding new ground. USA bands, The Sonics, The Monks. That said, The Kinks, The Who, had their own brand of music. infusion. British Invasion bands of the 60s. The Kinks, were highly influential. Riff-rock. Perhaps, most definitive, even in terms of proto-punk. Honestly, the First. Having released material in 1964. So too, The Who. By 1965, My Generation, Substitute. They were also the first band to smash (break) their instruments, equipment live on stage, beginning 1964. Okay, no bearing, although a First. Also, very modern sounding. Looking. They were highly influential. UK bands, The Deviants, The Troggs. The Pretty Things, who released a brilliant concept album. There were many such bands, artists. In this tradition. Or, bordering on psychedelic rock. Among other elements. By 1969; a host of artists. In the tradition of Proto-metal, hard rock, stoner rock, doom and gloom. Progressive rock. However, these genres were already well established by the likes of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd etc.. Yes, and to mention, Iggy Pop. The Stooges. Typically, and still very much a rock group. However, even there, on what basis can you label this music PUNK? OR, ANY OF IT? Punk rock typically rebelled against [many and all] mainstream rock and roll, rock music. Popular music. Unless, inventive. That said, it also begins with the glam rock scene. UK. Bowie, T. Rex etc.. Yes, and the emerging pub rock scene, UK. These all form the basis, the many progressions, transitions, for later punk rock. On the precipice. Most particularly, UK.
          Famous Medieval Knights   
From War History Online:
James Douglas was only a child when his father died fighting alongside William Wallace against the English invasion of Scotland. Sent to Paris for his own safety, it was there that he learned the ways of knighthood. On his return to Britain, he found King Edward I unwilling to restore his family’s lands, and so joined Robert the Bruce in the successful first Scottish war of Independence.

A leading fighter in the Scottish guerrilla war, Sir James captured Douglas and Roxburgh Castles (1307 and 1314) and fought in the famous Scottish victory at Bannockburn (1314). He became one of Bruce’s closest companions, and was known by the English as the Black Douglas. When Bruce – now King Robert I – died in 1329 he asked Sir James to take his heart to Jerusalem. Diverted to a crusade against the Saracens in Spain, Douglas saw a fellow knight become surrounded at the Battle of Teba. Throwing Bruce’s heart ahead of him, he charged into the thick of the fighting and died a warrior to the last. (Read more.)

          Avvistato nuovo smartphone Xiaomi “Riva” su Geekbench!   

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          The Amplifiers Used On Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.   
Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP. There is currently a wonderful television program that goes into great detail about the production and history of each song.

Sargent Pepper recording session
While much of the music was done on keyboard and string instruments, McCartney’s bass, and some guitar is featured on the recordings.  The TV special mentioned said little about the guitars and nothing is noted about the amplifiers used on the album.


Paul McCartney with 1967 Bassman
The television program showed  only one amplifier; the Beatles’ blonde 1964 Fender Bassman. Aside from the Vox AC30, we know this Bassman amplifier was used on many of the Beatles albums.

We know that McCartney first used this amp in 1965 and continue to use it until 1967 in the recording studio.



After that Lennon and Harrison both put that Bassman to use.  Lennon continued to use it in the studio on some of his solo work. This Fender Bassman was the 1964 6C6-B circuit and featured twin Utah 12” speakers. It was a similar circuit to the one used on in the same era Bandmaster.

Beatles with Vox AC30's
The Beatles and many other British groups preferred to use Vox amplifiers since they were readily available and less expensive than imported United States brands, such as Fender. The Vox AC30 was perhaps the most used by the Beatles during their early days.

1964 Vox AC30

The Vox AC30 was a 30 watt class A amplifier, which technically speaking is very inefficient, because the power tubes are operating at full power. However class A is very pleasing to the ear and makes for a great performing amplifier.


The Vox AC30 had cathode biasing and no negative feedback loop. In my opinion the AC30 is one of the best amps ever made.

Despite the popularity of Vox amps in the U.K., the company was facing financial difficulties as early as 1964.

Jennings and Denney
Vox' manufacturer was JMI or Jenning’s Musical Instrument and run by Tom Jennings along with musician/guitarist/amplifier designer Dick Denney. In 1964 the partners had sold the company to a conglomerate called The Royston Company. Both men maintained posts in the organization through 1967 at which time they left the company. Perhaps the two men saw the writing on the wall, as the following year Royston filed for bankruptcy.

Some of the former JMI employees cut a deal with the bank that held the assets and they were able to procure the Vox name. Vox equipment was then produced under the name Vox Sound Equipment until 1969 when yet another bankruptcy ensued.

Vox Birch Stolec AC30
A company called Birch Stolec Industries purchased Vox from the holding company. One of the sales managers for this company was none other than Rick Huxley, the bass player for the Dave Clark Five. This firm built Vox amplifiers which included printed circuit boards and also produced some solid state versions of Vox amplifiers.

But let’s back up to before 1967 when Sargent Pepper was being made. Even before that date, when the Beatles and other bands were touring, as early as 1964, the folks at Vox realized the AC30 at full volume was not going to cut through the screams of the female fans. So they investigated producing a larger version.

Vox AC50 MKII


They had already come up with the AC50 MKII that McCartney can be seen using in concerts. (He still uses this amp today.)




Vox AC100


What they came up with was the Vox AC100 aka the Vox Super Deluxe. This was a a one channel amplifier that came with a large speaker unit, which contained four 12" Celestion speakers. It was Vox' answer to the Fender Dual Showman amplifier. The Beatles can be seen using this amp in concert footage.



Later in 1964 JMI reached an agreement with the Thomas Organ Company of the United State that they would be the sole US distributor for Vox. This may sound like an odd arrangement, if not for the fact the JMI was once known as the Jennings Organ Company. It may have been short-sighted of the former Jennings Organ Company to believe a US organ manufacturer would be a great vehicle to distribute Vox amplifiers. But during the guitar boon era, many companies were trying to get a piece of the pie.

US made Vox Super Beatle
Once Thomas Organ inked the deal they realized that JMI/Vox was not capable of manufacturing an adequate number of amplifiers to make the deal profitable. Thomas Organ, not at all happy about the situation and proposed a deal that they become licensed manufacturers of Vox amplifiers in the United States and Canada. Probably due to the financial situation at JMI, they agreed.

This is how the US Vox Super Beatle and other US amplifiers came to be made by the Thomas Organ Company aka Vox US.

Dick Denney traveled to the USA in 1965 to visit the Thomas Organ/VOX US manufacturing facility to see their products first hand. He was impressed with their solid state amplifiers. This lead him to come up with his own solid state/tube hybrid versions.

The guitar amps that Denney designed were called the UL7 series and the bass versions were the UL4 series.  UL was suggestive of Underwriters Laboratories, a group the put its approval on electronic merchandise.

Vox UL705




The UL705 was a 5 watt amplifier,while the UL710, and UL715 produced 15 watts. Both had solid state preamps, with tube based power amplifier sections.




Vox UL730
In 1966 a Vox UL730 was delivered to Abbey Road Recording studios for The Beatles use.

The power tube (or valve) selection of the UL730 included one ECC83 and a quartet of EL84 tubes. The ECC83 is actually a preamp tube, but was used as a phase inverter.



Vox UL730


The UL730 was a two channel amplifier with two inputs per channel, a boost switch for each channel. Channel One featured volume, treble, middle, and bass potentiometers, and controls for tremolo speed and depth.


Vox UL730 front panel
A distortion control was included in this channel. Channel Two included the volume, treble, middle, and bass controls, and added a reverb control.

The separate speaker cabinet was loaded with twin 12” Celestion speakers. Of course the amplifier featured the trolley.

The Beatles session
with the UL730


Vox manufactured only 100 units. This was not a popular amplifier since out of the 100 units sold, 76 units were returned. Some may have been defective, while others were exchanged for another amp of the era. The 76 units that were returned were said to have been destroyed.




Harrison's UL730

The amplifier that was delivered to the Beatles included a promotional sticker inside of it that stated it was “Promotional Stock - Model No. 760 Amp A/C Current - Serial # 3020 - Artist The Beatles”.


It is said to have been in George Harrison's procession and was to be auctioned on 12/15/2011, but the seller withdrew the offer prior to the sale date.

Vox single spring reverb
This was likely the amplifier that the Beatles used on the Sargent Pepper recordings. The UL730, and most Vox amplifiers included the Vox single spring reverb since Tom Jennings did not want to pay Hammond the $1 per unit royalty for use of their 3 spring version.


To avoid this fee he and Denney came up with their own reverb design.

McCartney using UL730

During the albums creation, McCartney played his Rickenbacker 4001S bass through it on most of the songs. Although it is said that he employed the UL430 bass amp on Lucy In The Sky.



Vox UL430
The UL430 was essentially the UL730 with no effects except for the boost switch. Other than that the tube compliment, speakers, and electronic design were similar. These amps look different from the VOX AC design. The UL amps, except for the UL705 feature controls in the front of the amplifier unit. They all still had the signature Vox grill cloth fabric. The UL730 and its companions are a part of our unique guitar history.

In addition to the Bassman and the Vox UL730, The Beatles utilized a 1967 Fender Showman amplifier that was in the studio.

1967 Fender Showman
The 1967 Fender Showman was a black faced and from the final year Fender made black face amplifiers. The amp had an 85 watt  head. The cabinet was loaded with a single 12” JBL speaker. The preamp section was made up of two 7025’s and the power tubes included a quartet of 6L6’s.

It is also written that Paul McCartney used a Selmer Thunderbird Twin 50 MkII on Good Morning, Good Morning, which he may have used early in The Beatles career.

Selmer Thunderbird Twin 50 MKII
The Selmer Thunderbird was finished in what is called “croc-skin”. The preamp and power amp were housed in the cabinet. The amplifier had two inputs, a“Selectortone” push button tone control feature, along with tremolo and reverb contols. This amp came with a stand to raise it off the floor.

1967 Vox Conqueror/Defiant
 Several other sources say that the Beatles used a Vox Conqueror on Sargent Pepper. The Conqueror was the completely solid state amp that replaced the UL730. This 30 watt two channel amp featured germanium transistors. The channel controls were mounted on top of the head and featured a normal and a brilliant channel, while the effects controls were mounted on the amplifiers front panel.

Both channels featured volume, treble, and bass potentiomers and a boost switch. And both had two inputs.

1967 Vox Conqueror
top and front pane
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The front panel for the effects  had controls for tremolo speed and depth, as well as a reverb section that allowed reverb on channel one, off, or channel two. It also included a MRB switch that selected tone boost frequencies.


The Vox Conqueror came with a modified trolley that contained the speaker unit only. The head stood on top of the speakers.

Vox Defiant
Vox also made a similar amplifier called The Vox Defiant. The Defiants head was slightly larger than the Conqueror. In fact at first look it resembled the Conqueror. However the Defiant pushed 50 watts instead of 30 watts.  The Defiant amp was featured in the background of a promotional photo for Sargent Pepper. But for the promo video I do not know if this amp was used on the record,

The Beatles also used two other Vox amplifiers; the 7120 and the 4120 bass amp, which they had used on the Revolver LP.

Vox 7120

The 7120 was the most powerful amplifier that Vox had produced. This was another hybrid amp, with a solid state preamp section and a tube power amp section, which consisted of four KT88 power tubes and an EL84 and an ECL86 which acted as phase inverters. It was rated at 120 watts. It utilized one ECL86, one EL84, and a quartet of KT88’s. The amplifier had two channels.



Vox 7120
Channel One was the vibrato channel and had two inputs, a boost switch, a volume, treble, middle, and bass control, along with a tremolo section with speed and depth, and a reverb section, and a distortion control.

Channel two featured two inputs, a boost switch, volume, treble, middle, and bass controls, and a reverb control.

Vox 7120

The 7120 speaker cabinet had two 12” Celestion T 1225 speakers and two Goodman midax horns. The controls on the amplifier section were on the bottom of the amplifier head.



Vox 4120
The Vox 4120 bass amplifier was very similar in the amplifier section. However it lacked the effects associated with the 7120. Everything else was the same. The speaker compliment was quite different. The amp had four 12” Alnico Celestion speakers and two Goodman Midax high frequency 17 watt horns. The 4120 also had an output of 120 watts, It was made for only one year; 1966.

McCartney with a Vox UL730, Harrison and Lennon with Vox Defiant amps


This photo is from the Beatles promotional video for Hello, Goodbye.






          Teenage Invasion!   
Teenagers!

Bushy and I are holed up in the bedroom. A few moments ago a loud throng of teenagers ( with my 16 year old son leading) came knock knocking into my home. Right now they are all ( about 10) lazyingly sprawled in my living room floor giggling, laughing while all the while watching a DVD film ( 300..whoo whoo! ) and munching on Big Macs and fries...Kinda' petrifying really!


I know this is it..shucks'..the official start of summer vacation. Uh' oh'...snooks'..kids will be home for more than a month...what to do....what to do!..More of this hangin' around for them I guess...

But the coming Friday is extra special. This youngest son of mine will be graduating from high school. Graduating...wow'....dig that!? When his dad and I think about this fact, we still get kinda' stunned...and I mean..stunned..stunned. Gosh'..last kid off high school..whew! We are now so officially done with nappies' ( did that in our 20's)...done with museum field trips...done with just about everything most of our peers are still groping into. At 40, we have two boys in college...unbelievable.

I'm relieved honestly. I look at some of my friends who actually still have toddlers and gaaawsh'....sorry man....but really...I mean..I'm just glad there aren't any talks about eating squash or asparagus or carrots in my home anymore. You want pizza? Ok..you got it then... pizza it is.. I am sooo00 not going to argue! Pizza for peace.

Of course, this also means we get more of the "challenges" that have to be seriously seriously seriously dealt with. Reminders about hanging out with the wrong crowd in college, smoking, dope, sex, drinking....the works.

I'm still unsure how...um'...competent I am to deal with all these issues..the changes...the borrowing of the car...the trusting ( oh' shucks' the trusting) that they would make the right choices...I know my kids are basically okay...

wonder if I am.
wonder if I will be.

          Flash hozzászólása (The Flash 3.évad 8.rész “Invasion!”)   
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          Foto Perang Dunia II   
Duta besar Jepang untuk Jerman, Hiroshi Oshima, menginspeksi sebuah kendaraan perang yang direbut dari tangan Rusia
Dibawah bendera Matahari Terbit dan Swastika (yang dipasang terbalik) para pelaut Jerman dan Jepang dalam resepsi penyambutan awak U-511 di Penang tahun 1953
Lukisan Karya Adam Hook yang menggambarkan pasukan terjuun payung dari Angkatan Laut Jepang, dalam pertempuran di Manado tanggal 11 Januari 1942
Prajurit penerjun payung Jepang dari pasukan Pendarat Angakatan Laut Yokosuka ke-2 sedang berkumpul di kapal transport mereka sebelum mendarat di Kalimantan, Desember 1941
Seorang komandan tank Jepang mengarahkan tank medium tipe 89 melalui sebuah rel kereta di Cina tahun 1938


          Perang Dingin   
  Perang Dingin adalah sebutan bagi sebuah periode di mana terjadi konflik, ketegangan, dan kompetisi antara Amerika Serikat (beserta sekutunya disebut Blok Barat) dan Uni Soviet (beserta sekutunya disebut Blok Timur) yang terjadi antara tahun 1947—1991. Persaingan keduanya terjadi di berbagai bidang: koalisi militer; ideologi, psikologi, dan tilik sandi; militer, industri, dan pengembangan teknologi; pertahanan; perlombaan nuklir dan persenjataan; dan banyak lagi. Ditakutkan bahwa perang ini akan berakhir dengan perang nuklir, yang akhirnya tidak terjadi. Istilah "Perang Dingin" sendiri diperkenalkan pada tahun 1947 oleh Bernard Baruch dan Walter Lippman dari Amerika Serikat untuk menggambarkan hubungan yang terjadi di antara kedua negara adikuasa tersebut.
Setelah AS dan Uni Soviet bersekutu dan berhasil menghancurkan Jerman Nazi, kedua belah pihak berbeda pendapat tentang bagaimana cara yang tepat untuk membangun Eropa pascaperang. Selama beberapa dekade selanjutnya, persaingan di antara keduanya menyebar ke luar Eropa dan merambah ke seluruh dunia ketika AS membangun "pertahanan" terhadap komunisme dengan membentuk sejumlah aliansi dengan berbagai negara, terutama dengan negara di Eropa Barat, Timur Tengah, dan Asia Tenggara.
    Meskipun kedua negara adikuasa itu tak pernah bertempur secara langsung, namun konflik di antara keduanya secara tak langsung telah menyebabkan berbagai perang lokal seperti Perang Korea, invasi Soviet terhadap Hungaria dan Cekoslovakia dan Perang Vietnam. Hasil dari Perang Dingin termasuk (dari beberapa sudut pandang) kediktatoran di Yunani dan Amerika Selatan. Krisis Rudal Kuba juga adalah akibat dari Perang Dingin dan Krisis Timur Tengah juga telah menjadi lebih kompleks akibat Perang Dingin. Dampak lainnya adalah terbaginya Jerman menjadi dua bagian yaitu Jerman Barat dan Jerman Timur yang dipisahkan oleh Tembok Berlin. Namun ada pula masa-masa di mana ketegangan dan persaingan di antara keduanya berkurang. Perang Dingin mulai berakhir di tahun 1980-an ketika Pemimpin Uni Soviet Mikhail Gorbachev meluncurkan program reformasi, perestroika dan glasnost. Secara konstan, Uni Soviet kehilangan kekuatan dan kekuasaannya terhadap Eropa Timur dan akhirnya dibubarkan pada tahun 1991.

          Sejarah Perang Dunia II   
Perang Dunia II, atau Perang Dunia Kedua (biasa disingkat PDII) adalah konflik militer global yang terjadi pada 1 September 1939 sampai 2 September 1945 yang melibatkan sebagian besar negara di dunia, termasuk semua kekuatan-kekuatan besar yang dibagi menjadi dua aliansi militer yang berlawanan: Sekutu dan poros. Perang ini merupakan perang terbesar sepanjang sejarah dengan lebih dari 100 juta personil. Dalam keadaan "perang total," pihak yang terlibat mengerahkan seluruh bidang ekonomi, industri, dan kemampuan ilmiah untuk melayani usaha perang, menghapus perbedaan antara sipil dan sumber-sumber militer. Lebih dari tujuh puluh juta orang, mayoritas warga sipil, tewas. Hal ini menjadikan Perang Dunia II sebagai konflik paling mematikan dalam sejarah manusia.

Umumnya dapat dikatakan bahwa peperangan dimulai saat Jerman menginvasi Polandia pada tanggal 1 September 1939, dan berakhir pada tanggal 14 Agustus 1945 pada saat Jepang menyerah kepada tentara Amerika Serikat. Secara resmi PD II berakhir ketika Jepang menandatangani dokumen Japannese Instrumen of Surrender di atas kapal USS Missouri pada tanggal 2 September 1945, 6 tahun setelah perang dimulai.

Perang Dunia II berkecamuk di tiga benua tua; yaitu: Afrika, Asia, Eropa.

          A Novel Rat Model of Intramedullary Tibia Fracture Fixation Using Polyetheretherketone Threaded Rod   
imageBackground: The rat fracture fixation models have been widely adopted, but current implant designs suffer from operational difficulty, massive soft-tissue dissection, and radiological intervention. The authors developed a new tibia fracture-healing model using minor invasive intramedullary fixations with polyetheretherketone (PEEK) threaded rods, which have excellent x-ray translucency and no magnetic resonance artifact. Methods: Tibia fractures of 6 adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were fixed with intramedullary PEEK threaded rods. X-ray examination was performed at 0, 4, and 8 weeks postoperatively. Histological analysis was conducted via hematoxylin-eosin staining of nondecalcified tissue sections. Results: Radiological fracture healing was observed at 8 weeks postoperatively. Histology demonstrated fracture gap bridging and bone ingrowth adjacent to PEEK. Conclusion: This innovative model is simple and effective, providing a new selection in future biomedical research.
          Vitality from the Bottom Up | Alternative Health | Life Enthusiast Podcast | Podcast #214   
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          American scholar Chalmers Johnson, 1931 - 2010   
There are people whose memory fades with time. There are others whose importance only grows. Such a man was Chalmers Johnson , who died last week. As a CIA analyst, and an influential scholar of east Asia's political economy, he forced a revision both of the Chinese revolution and the Japanese "economic miracle". Johnson went from being a spear-carrier for US global power to an unflinching chronicler of its impending demise. It started with a visit to Okinawa, where a 12-year-old Japanese girl was abducted and raped by two US marines and a sailor in 1995. He found that local hostility to the US military was not the exception, a response to three "bad apples", but the rule. Only late in his career did his impact reach beyond academia, with a trilogy that pathologised America's current role in the world. Blowback, the CIA word for the unintended consequences of actions that are kept secret from the US public, was the first: it was ignored at home when it came out in 2000. Its prime example was the recruiting, arming and putting into combat of mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan in the 1980s. 11 September made this book a bestseller, while "blowback" entered the political vocabulary. With 700 declared military bases, and probably 300 secret ones, around the world, Johnson likened his country to the Roman republic as it turned into an empire, which would find itself overstretched, bankrupted and then overrun. The uncomfortable parallel may have some life in it yet. - from In praise of … Chalmers Johnson.

Chalmers Johnson on his "Blowback" trilogy:

In Blowback, I set out to explain why we are hated around the world. The concept "blowback" does not just mean retaliation for things our government has done to and in foreign countries. It refers to retaliation for the numerous illegal operations we have carried out abroad that were kept totally secret from the American public. This means that when the retaliation comes -- as it did so spectacularly on September 11, 2001 -- the American public is unable to put the events in context. So they tend to support acts intended to lash out against the perpetrators, thereby most commonly preparing the ground for yet another cycle of blowback. In the first book in this trilogy, I tried to provide some of the historical background for understanding the dilemmas we as a nation confront today, although I focused more on Asia -- the area of my academic training -- than on the Middle East."

The Sorrows of Empire was written during the American preparations for and launching of the invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq. I began to study our continuous military buildup since World War II and the 737 military bases we currently maintain in other people's countries. This empire of bases is the concrete manifestation of our global hegemony, and many of the blowback-inducing wars we have conducted had as their true purpose the sustaining and expanding of this network. We do not think of these overseas deployments as a form of empire; in fact, most Americans do not give them any thought at all until something truly shocking, such as the treatment of prisoners as Guantanamo Bay, brings them to our attention. But the people living next door to these bases and dealing with the swaggering soldiers who brawl and sometimes rape their women certainly think of them as imperial enclaves, just as the people of ancient Iberia or nineteenth-century India knew that they were victims of foreign colonization."

In Nemesis, I have tried to present historical, political, economic, and philosophical evidence of where our current behavior is likely to lead. Specifically, I believe that to maintain our empire abroad requires resources and commitments that will inevitably undercut our domestic democracy and in the end produce a military dictatorship or its civilian equivalent. The founders of our nation understood this well and tried to create a form of government – a republic – that would prevent this from occurring. But the combination of huge standing armies, almost continuous wars, military Keynesianism, and ruinous military expenses have destroyed our republican structure in favor of an imperial presidency. We are on the cusp of losing our democracy for the sake of keeping our empire. Once a nation is started down that path, the dynamics that apply to all empires come into play – isolation, overstretch, the uniting of forces opposed to imperialism, and bankruptcy. Nemesis stalks our life as a free nation.”

- three excerpts from Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic by Chalmers Johnson.
          Andrew J. Bacevich on How to Dismantle the American Empire   
The question demands to be asked: Who is more deserving of contempt? The commander-in-chief who sends young Americans to die for a cause, however misguided, in which he sincerely believes? Or the commander-in-chief who sends young Americans to die for a cause in which he manifestly does not believe and yet refuses to forsake?

The Afghanistan decision was his [Obama's] opportunity to begin to chart a new course on national security policy, to begin to break away from this pattern of behavior that we’ve adhered to for the past sixty or so years. And he blew it. I can’t pretend to look into his heart and understand what factors caused him to make the decision he did. I suspect that a political calculation may have weighed more heavily than a strategic calculation or a moral calculation. And I find that deeply upsetting, because I, and I think many of us, felt that here, finally, was a public figure who—whose decisions would not be influenced primarily by political calculations... My guess is the President probably right now has a case of buyer’s remorse and is wishing that he hadn’t actually made the decision that he did, but it has become Obama’s war. I mean, he finds himself in a circumstance now where, having bought the war, it’s going worse now than it was last year. And he’s basically facing a reelection campaign right around the corner. Unless David Petraeus, our new commander, truly pulls a rabbit out of the hat, then President Obama will run for reelection in 2012 with this war still very much ongoing and, in all likelihood, with no end in sight.

But you asked the question, where does the pressure come from? And the pressure comes from what President Eisenhower called the military-industrial complex. The pressure comes from the national security apparatus. There are people in institutions who are deeply invested in maintaining the status quo. There are budgets, there are prerogatives, there are ambitions, that ostensibly get satisfied by maintaining this drive for American globalism, again, backed by an emphasis on military power. So I don’t discount for a second that the President would have had to, you know, shove aside some fairly stubborn resistance to make that course change on Afghanistan, and he chose not to do it. - Andrew J. Bacevich from a DemocracyNow! interview.

There exists an alternative tradition to which Americans today could repair, should they choose to do so. This tradition harks back to the nearly forgotten anti-imperial origins of the Republic. Succinctly captured in the motto “Don’t Tread on Me,” this tradition is one that does not seek trouble but insists that others will accord the United States respect. Updated for our own time, it might translate into the following substitute for the existing sacred trinity.

First, the purpose of the U.S. military is not to combat evil or remake the world, but to defend the United States and its most vital interests. However necessary, military power itself is neither good nor inherently desirable. Any nation defining itself in terms of military might is well down the road to perdition, as earlier generations of Americans instinctively understood. As for military supremacy, the lessons of the past are quite clear. It is an illusion and its pursuit an invitation to mischief, if not disaster. Therefore, the United States should maintain only those forces required to accomplish the defense establishment’s core mission.

Second, the primary duty station of the American soldier is in America. Just as the U.S. military should not be a global police force, so too it should not be a global occupation force. Specific circumstances may from time to time require the United States on a temporary basis to establish a military presence abroad. Yet rather than defining the norm, Americans should view this prospect as a sharp departure, entailing public debate and prior congressional authorization. Dismantling the Pentagon’s sprawling network of existing bases promises to be a lengthy process. Priority should be given to those regions where the American presence costs the most while accomplishing the least. According to those criteria, U.S. troops should withdraw from the Persian Gulf and Central Asia forthwith.

Third, consistent with the Just War tradition, the United States should employ force only as a last resort and only in self-defense. The Bush Doctrine of preventive war -- the United States bestowing on itself the exclusive prerogative of employing force against ostensible threats even before they materialize—is a moral and strategic abomination, the very inverse of prudent and enlightened statecraft. Concocted by George W. Bush to justify his needless and misguided 2003 invasion of Iraq, this doctrine still awaits explicit abrogation by authorities in Washington. Never again should the United States undertake “a war of choice” informed by fantasies that violence provides a shortcut to resolving history’s complexities.

Were this alternative triad to become the basis for policy, dramatic changes in the U.S. national security posture would ensue. Military spending would decrease appreciably. The Pentagon’s global footprint would shrink. Weapons manufacturers would see their profits plummet. Beltway Bandits would close up shop. The ranks of defense- oriented think tanks would thin. These changes, in turn, would narrow the range of options available for employing force, obliging policy makers to exhibit greater restraint in intervening abroad. With resources currently devoted to rehabilitating Baghdad or Kabul freed up, the cause of rehabilitating Cleveland and Detroit might finally attract a following.

Choosing

President Lyndon Johnson had hoped that an ambitious domestic reform program known as the Great Society might define his legacy. Instead, he bequeathed to his successor a nation that was bitterly divided, deeply troubled, and increasingly cynical.

To follow a different course would have required Johnson to depart from the Washington rules. This he -- although not he alone -- lacked the courage to do.

Here lies the real significance -- and perhaps the tragedy -- of Barack Obama’s decision, during the first year of his presidency, to escalate the U.S. military effort in Afghanistan. By retaining Robert Gates as defense secretary and by appointing retired four-star officers as his national security adviser and intelligence director, Obama had already offered Washington assurances that he was not contemplating a radical departure from the existing pattern of national security policy. Whether wittingly or not, the president now proffered his full-fledged allegiance to the Washington consensus, removing any lingering doubts about its durability.

In his speech of December 1, 2009, while explaining to the cadets at West Point why he felt it necessary to widen a war already in its ninth year, Obama justified his decision by appending it to a much larger narrative. “More than any other nation,” he declared, “the United States of America has underwritten global security for over six decades -- a time that, for all its problems, has seen walls come down, and markets open, and billions lifted from poverty, unparalleled scientific progress and advancing frontiers of human liberty.” Obama wanted it known that by sending tens of thousands of additional U.S. troops to fight in Afghanistan his own administration was carrying on the work his predecessors had begun. Their policies were his policies.

The six decades to which the president referred in his artfully sanitized rendering of contemporary history were the years during which the American credo and the sacred trinity had ascended to a position of uncontested supremacy. Thus did the president who came into office vowing to change the way Washington works make known his intention to leave this crucially important element of his inheritance all but untouched. Like Johnson, the president whose bold agenda for domestic reform presaged his own, Obama too was choosing to conform - an excerpt from WASHINGTON RULES: America's Path To Permanent War by Andrew J. Bacevich.
          Joy Gordon on the Invisble War, the United States and Iraq Sanctions   
Joy Gordon, author of Invisible War: The United States and the Iraq Sanctions, discusses the comprehensive sanctions imposed on Iraq in the 1990s that killed 500,000 children, the US led effort to literally starve Iraq by cutting off food importation, how the Gulf War and subsequent sanctions destroyed Iraq’s modern infrastructure and prevented rebuilding, contradictory US and UN policies on rewarding compliance of Security Council resolutions and how the US “reverse veto” power guaranteed the sanctions would never be lifted while Saddam Hussein remained in power. Listen to Scott Horton's interview of Joy Gordon on Anti-war Radio.

It is important to remember that the U.S. presence in Iraq, and the harm done by the Unted States to the Iraqi population, did not begin in 2003. Starting in August 1990, the United States was instrumental in imposing the cruelest sanctions in the history of international governance. While the United Nations (UN) Security Council was within its mandate to respond to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, the sanctions regime it imposed, in conjunction with the massive bombing campaign of 1991, destroyed nearly all of Iraq's infrastructure, industial capacity, agriculture, telecommunications, and critical public services, particularly electricity and water treatment. For the next twelve years the sanctions would prevent Iraq from restoring any of these to the level Iraq had achived in the 1980s and would devestate the health, education, and basic well-being of almost the entire Iraqi population... - from Invisible War: The United States and the Iraq Sanctions by Joy Gordon, Professor of Philosophy at Fairfield University.
          Translator, critic and BBC script editor, Barbara Bray, 1924 - 2010   
Barbara Bray, who has died aged 85, was one of the most significant links between British and French literature in the 20th century. She was the principal translator and an early champion of Marguerite Duras, who was her close friend, and also translated the work of Jean Genet, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Anouilh and Alain Robbe-Grillet. As a young and influential script editor at the BBC in the 1950s, she fostered the work of many writers including Harold Pinter and, perhaps most importantly, Samuel Beckett, who became her personal and intellectual partner for more than 30 years. - from the obituary for Barbara Bray published in theGuardian by Andrew Todd.

Barbara Bray, apart from introducing Harold Pinter to Samuel Beckett, was also the BBC radio script editor who found and commissioned both men when they began their careers in radio drama, Beckett with All That Fall in January 1957 and Pinter with A Slight Ache in 1959. Barbara Bray recalls: "the (BBC) Third Programme asked Sam to write them a radio play and though he never worked to commissions he said he would if he could. All That Fall aroused such interest among the general public and among writers that we thought it would be a good idea to introduce the public to Beckett's prose works. While we waited for him to write Embers we selected things from his works and there happened to be an invasion of Irish actors in the London theatre then. So we got people like Pat Magee and Jack McGowran to read bits from the so-called trilogy." What then was the original reaction of the general public to the works of these two men both destined to become Nobel Prize winners? Barbara Bray explains: "Pinter's first radio plays were met with remarks concerning the ravings of a lunatic, and similar things were said concerning Samuel Beckett readings, but after the second or third readings people began to get intrigued and began to get an ear for it as you do with music. New music is at first strange to you, then you listen to it a few times and you begin to get the hang of it. We did all Harold's radio plays on the Third Programme. Harold would write many of his plays first for radio, then they would become television plays and then stage plays. The tide was turning when authors realized that if they were going to distinguish themselves, it was going to be as much with their words as with their action." Barbara Bray was one of the first producers to realize that such a change was taking place as, in the wake of John Osborne's Look Back In Anger (1956), the nature of the relationship between author and public was dramatically being transformed. She remembers: "the focus of drama switched back to the classical Shakespeare period when the word was more important than the action or at least as important as the action and where the stress was largely on the function of words in drama." - from When Harry Met Sam by Declan McCavana.

Barbara Bray, editor and translator and four time winner of the Scott Moncrieff prize for translation, was born November 24, 1924 and died February 25, 2010.
          Microwave Ovens and Your Body | Alternative Health | Life Enthusiast Podcast - Podcast #139   
Microwave cooking ovens were originally researched and developed by German scientists to support mobile operations during the invasion of the Soviet Union. Had they perfected electronic equipment on a mass scale, the Nazi's could have eliminated the logistical problems connected with cooking fuels while producing edible products in far less time than they could using traditional cooking tools. After the war, the Allies discovered the medical research and documentation concerning microwave technology. The papers and experimental microwave equipment were transferred to the U.S War Department and classified for reference and scientific investigation. The Soviet Union also retrieved some of the devices and began to experiment on them separately. The Russians - who have done the most diligent research into the biological effects of microwave ovens - HAVE OUTLAWED THEIR USE, and issued an international warning about the biological and environmental damage that can result from the use of these and of similar frequency electronic apparatuses. Microwaves And your health Microwaving raw broccoli drastically diminishes, and in some cases nearly eliminates, some natural health-promoting chemicals, a new study says. Of particular note in the research was the post-microwaving disappearance of almost all - 97 per cent - of flavonoids. Flavonoids, substances often found in many brightly coloured fruits and vegetables, have been linked to a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and lung cancer. Microwaving reduced other similarly desirable chemicals in broccoli by anywhere from 74 to 87 per cent. Some of these substances have been associated with slowing the effects of aging, reducing the risk of heart disease and preventing Alzheimer's, Type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Microwaves and Nutrients Each week Martin Pytela and Scott Paton discuss Holistic principles for healthy living. Life Enthusiast Co-op is built on over 25 years in study, health consultations and market research in the field of holistic and alternative medicine. We deliver solid time tested expertise. We are in this business not for the money, but for the passion, we have for sharing with others what we had to learn the hard way, through experience. We focus on high quality, innovative holistic solutions. Length: 32:27 Go to iTunes and review our podcast: iTunes Life Enthusiast Reviews and 5 star ratings <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
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          Comment on NO B.S. FRIDAY: End of the Secret Fascists by Traveller   
So WWIII is just around the corner! It's great what you can 'prove' with statistics. In Quora 'https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-populism-and-democracy' puts it in a nutshell.:"In short, Democracy is a form of government elected by the people whereas Populism is a movement initiated by the people to bring some change in the existing government." So it is not necessarily anti-establishment, it is more about a popular movement to make the establishment work for the people, rather than for their own benefit. Therefore it aligns with much of what you say Jon. Populism is a modern term but I believe that most of the modern 'rights' have been gained by populist movement of one sort or another; starting with Magna Carter when the knights took away some of the power of the king, to stop him taking their land and money when he felt like it. It also applies to many other subsequent movement, such as the poll tax riots, the emancipation movement, strikes, voting rights, abolition of slavery, etc. These have gradually improved the lot of the people, leading to our modern democratic societies. If this is taken to the extreme, as in Fascism and Communism (which as implemented is actually Totalitarianism), then in my view that is not populism, as these movement seek to destroy the current governments and replace them with something else (which generally turns out to be worse!). Gradual changes through 'populism' has been proven to much more effective than invasion or revolution in improving peoples lives. You may be right Jon that the Internet may save the day, as people are able to see (if they care to look!) how others countries have a better systems than theirs and create populist movements to achieve gradual change. Let's hope so. Disruptive change is unstable and dangerous.
          Hard but worth it: researchers fight invasives on Subantarctic islands (commentary)   
Hard but worth it: researchers fight invasives on Subantarctic islands (commentary) First seal hunters, then invasive mice and cats wreaked havoc on the wildlife of chilly, remote Marion Island, a situation common to many islands just north of the Antarctic Circle. Today the hunters and the cats are gone and the wildlife is generally thriving. But the mice continue to take a toll. The views expressed are those of the author.
          Arquivo-X   

Arquivo X, como outras séries de ficção científica que surgiram nos anos 1990, apresentava como pano de fundo uma mitologia que foi sendo desenvolvida até o final do programa. Mas ela se destacava por ser tão complexa que o resultado fascina ainda hoje. Abaixo, veremos alguns dos pontos principais da Mitologia de Arquivo X:

A série começou timidamente, com os agentes Mulder (David Duchovny) e Scully (Gillian Anderson) fazendo investigações sobre fatos bizarros ou inexplicáveis sem conexão uns com os outros, mas o criador Chris Carter não demorou para introduzir os primeiros elementos de uma mitologia própria.

Na primeira temporada nos é apresentada a conspiração do governo secreto, que bem mais tarde descobre-se pretender ajudar os aliens a colonizar (na verdade, invadir) a Terra, e o caso do misterioso desaparecimento de Samantha Mulder, que teria sido abduzida pelos aliens. Também foram introduzidos os Pistoleiros Solitários, um trio que vai ajudar muito a dupla do FBI, e desvendará muitos segredos no processo.

Na segunda temporada surge o arco da abdução de Scully, pelo governo secreto. Mais tarde descobre-s que foram feitas experiências com ela, que lhe impedem de ter filhos, e ela contrai câncer. Além disso foi nela implantado um chip que pode controlá-la, como é visto no quinto ano. O chip teria curado seu câncer. Também é nessa temporada que aparecem os clones de Samantha Mulder e os caçadores alienígenas.

No terceiro ano, descobre-se sobre os experimentos para a criação de híbridos humano-alienígenas, e os conspiradores (o Sindicato) acabam tendo sucesso, como é visto no sexto ano, quase desencadeando a colonização. O "óleo negro" também surge nesta temporada, e no longa metragem descobre-se que este é apenas um dos estágios pelos quais os aliens passam, que seriam: vírus alienígena, óleo negro, alien malvado e alien cinzento.

No quarto ano surge o câncer de Scully e a suspeita de que a irmã de Mulder foi seqüestrada pelo governo secreto. Uma nave alienígena supostamente teria sido abatida pelo governo, e arqueólogos teriam descoberto restos congelados de vida alienígena.

No quinto ano, fica evidente que os seres sem face são inimigos dos conspiradores e surge Cassandra Spender (mãe de outro agente do FBI, Jeffrey Spender), que fora seqüestrada (abduzida) várias vezes pelo governo. Ela seria o primeiro híbrido humano-alienígena.

• O longa metragem plantou diversas dúvidas quanto à natureza dos aliens, confundindo muita gente, principalmente por mostrar que o "óleo negro" passou por uma transformação. Um amigo do pai de Mulder mostra que a conspiração já estaria sendo desenvolvida desde os anos 40, e que existe um plano para infectar a população com o vírus alienígena, através de abelhas modificadas geneticamente. Muitos órgãos do governo estariam envolvidos. Descobre-se que os aliens já tentaram colonizar o nosso planeta, na ultima era glacial (12.000 anos atrás), mas foram detidos pelo nosso clima. Alguns permaneceram em hibernação, em diversas regiões. O Sindicato estaria colaborando com os aliens na colonização para terem acesso ao vírus alienígena, e poder criar uma vacina em segredo.

O sexto ano começa com Jefrey Spender e Diana Fowley assumindo o Arquivo X, somente para não continuar as investigações de Mulder. Cassandra reaparece dizendo que a colonização vai começar, se ela não for morta. Muitos líderes do Sindicato são mortos pelos seres sem face, incluindo Cassandra. O Sindicato era, a princípio, um grupo formado em 1947 que respondia ao Departamento de Defesa, devido ao incidente Roswell. Mas em 1973 eles fizeram uma aliança com os aliens cinza, onde criariam híbridos humano-alienígenas para o processo de invasão. Foi nesta época que o Sindicato rompeu os laços com o Departamento de Defesa, tornando-se independente. Scully vai até a África, onde foi encontrada uma nave alienígena, e nela encontra transcrições da Bíblia e textos sagrados de outras religiões, algo que deixou a agente perplexa.

Na sétima temporada surge a revelação de que o canceroso, pai do agente Spender, também seria o pai de Mulder, mas ela ficou no ar, sem ser confirmada. No final desta temporada Mulder é abduzido, e na seguinte descobre-se que isso ocorreu apenas com humanos que tiveram sua atividade cerebral alterada.

Na oitava temporada surgem os soldados híbridos humano-alienígenas (os "supersoldados"), que definitivamente não se encaixam na mitologia mostrada até agora. Eles estariam em atividade pelos menos desde a Guerra do Golfo (1990/1991). Nasce o bebê de Scully, que supostamente seria o salvador da humanidade, e tanto os conspiradores humanos quanto os aliens estão preocupados com o surgimento dessa criança, que demonstrou ter habilidades de telecinésia.

Na ultima temporada, se descobre que algo no território dos extintos índios anasazi é letal para os supersoldados que surgiram na temporada anterior. Estes novos aliens e o bebê de Scully foram o centro desta temporada, embora os agentes Dogget (Robert Patrick) e Reyes (Annabeth Gish) tenham tido algum destaque.

A complexidade inerente à trama de fundo de Arquivo X, entre outras dificuldades, acabou em alguns momentos complicando a vida de Chris Carter e os roteiristas da série, deixando alguns furos na mitologia. Por exemplo, os caçadores alienígenas e os seres sem face, que sumiram sem explicação. Outro fato em aberto é se o canceroso é mesmo o pai de Mulder. Algo estranho são as múltiplas funções do chip implantado em Scully. Mas o grande responsável pela bagunça, que surgiu da sétima temporada em diante, foi David Duchovny, que inventou de sair da série, depois mudou de idéia e acabou saindo definitivamente no começo do último ano. A carreira dele no cinema é o que se pode chamar de esquecível, mas sua atuação em Arquivo X foi incrível, de acordo com boa parte dos fãs.

De qualquer modo Chris Carter criou uma mitologia interessante, que mesmo com alguns furos não estraga o quadro geral, que é fantástico.


          #132 Delitos habituales cometidos por los empresarios contra los trabajadores y que no sabes que son delito   

#96 "Las grabaciones en el ámbito personal están prohibidas, pero en el laboral no"

Yo tengo entendido que puedes grabar cualquier conversación que tengas con otra persona, sea laboral, personal o lo que sea. Corregidme si me equivoco.

"[...] la grabación de una conversación que tiene lugar entre dos personas y que uno de los intervinientes desea conservar para tener constancia fidedigna de lo tratado entre ambos, no supone una invasión de la intimidad o espacio reservado de la persona ya que el que resulta grabado ha accedido voluntariamente a tener ese contacto y es tributario y responsable de las expresiones utilizadas y del contenido de la conservación, que bien se puede grabar magnetofónicamente o dejar constancia de su contenido por cualquier otro método escrito. Cuando una persona emite voluntariamente sus opiniones o secretos a un contertulio sabe de antemano que se despoja de sus intimidades y se las trasmite, más o menos confiadamente, a los que les escuchan, los cuales podrán usar su contenido sin incurrir en ningún reproche jurídico."

» autor: bralmu


          Luz Intensa Pulsada – Fotodepilação   
A Fotodepilação é um moderno tratamento de depilação, seguro e não invasivo, que tem como finalidade, a remoção dos pêlos. Através deste tratamento, consegue-se a eliminação definitiva em cerca de 95% dos pêlos  e a destruição dos folículos que os produzem. No tratamento são necessárias de 6 a 8 sessões. A fotodepilação consiste na absorção [...]
          Eletroporação   
A Eletroporação é um tratamento estético não-invasivo, que emite uma onda eletromagnética, capaz de abrir os poros da membrana celular,auxiliando na penetração dos ativos sem que seja necessário o uso de agulhas, permitindo que os produtos sejam realmente absorvidos pela pele, facilitando a passagem de qualquer ativo para os tratamentos de rejuvenescimento facial e tratamentos [...]
          Fotorejuvenscimento   
É um tratamento indolor, rápido e não invasivo,  pode ser aplicado no rosto, pescoço, colo e mãos. A luz intensa pulsada age nos níveis cutâneos superficiais bem como nos níveis cutâneos mais profundos. Estimula a formação de colágeno e fibras elásticas sendo progressivamente observado o rejuvenescimento cutâneo em todas as áreas onde é aplicada a [...]
          Mosul mosque where Islamic State took world stage lies in rubble   
The leaning minaret of Mosul's Grand al-Nuri Mosque survived conquests by the Mongols and the Ottomans, neglect under Saddam Hussein, and air raids during the Iran-Iraq War and the U.S. invasion in 2003.
          CLINIC ASSISTANT - Sunrise Health Region - Canora, SK   
Valid drivers license, where required by the job. Provides non-invasive/non-interpretative clinical procedures. Basic keyboarding skills.... $19.95 - $21.36 an hour
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          CLINIC ASSISTANT - Sunrise Health Region - Preeceville, SK   
Valid drivers license, where required by the job. Provides non-invasive/non-interpretative clinical procedures. Basic keyboarding skills.... $19.95 - $21.36 an hour
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          Mindy on an invasion of bunnies at Hammond Towers   


AN invasion of young bunnies has caught our columnist on the hop and not even scaredy cat Satchel can shoo them away...
          BANANA REPUBLIC   
Cito: “Todos os sistemas de vigilância estavam inoperacionais – câmaras, sensores de invasão e alarmes de peso. E as 25 torres de vigilância desertas”. Sabem quem não vai assumir responsabilidades políticas por mais esta e que não se demite certamente? O-primeiro-ministro-só-para-as-coisas-boas-porque-nos-momentos-maus-logo-se-vê-quem-será-o-bode-expiatório. Entretanto pode ir encomendando novo focus group para a plantação de bananas à beira mar plantada. Não sei se isto não seria caso para a destituição desta gente toda. Pela gravidade deste assunto, e dos demais, acho que isto bateu completamente no fundo. O senhor presidente da República deve por fim a isto imediatamente, sob pena de ele próprio ficar também em causa. Estabilidade sim, mas não a qualquer preço. Paulo Gorjão
          Juiz aceita denúncia contra os ex-deputados Eduardo Cunha e Henrique Alves   

iG São Paulo

Ambos estão supostamente envolvidos em investigação da PF que indica desvio de recursos públicos, lavagem de dinheiro e corrupção ativa e passiva

O juiz federal Francisco Eduardo Guimarães Farias, titular da 14ª Vara Federal no Rio Grande do Norte, aceitou integralmente a denúncia protocolada pelo MPF (Ministério Público Federal) contra os ex-deputados federais Eduardo Cunha e Henrique Eduardo Alves. A informação foi divulgada neste sábado (1).

Leia também: Entenda o que precisa acontecer para que Temer seja investigado

Ex-deputados federais Eduardo Cunha e Henrique Alves após reunião do Conselho Nacional do PMDB

Ex-deputados federais Eduardo Cunha e Henrique Alves após reunião do Conselho Nacional do PMDB

Foto: Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil 05.11.2014

Segundo nota da Justiça Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, tanto Eduardo Cunha quanto Henrique Alves estão supostamente envolvidos na investigação conhecida como Operação Manus, que indica desvio de recursos públicos, lavagem de dinheiro e corrupção ativa e passiva a partir de contratos operacionalizados com as construtoras OAS, Odebrecht e Carioca Engenharia.

A Operação Manus é um desdobramento da Lava jato que investiga atos de corrupção ativa e passiva e de lavagem de dinheiro na construção da Arena das Dunas, em Natal, no Rio Grande do Norte. O superfaturamento identificado chega a R$ 77 milhões, segundo a Polícia Federal.

Leia também: Mulher invade Palácio do Jaburu, residência de Temer, e é detida após disparos 

“Tem-se que há farta justa causa para a continuidade do processo e recebimento da denúncia por todos os crimes imputados aos réus, inclusive o de possível organização criminosa, ante a plausível união dos acusados para cometimento dos delitos expostos na peça inaugural”, escreveu o juiz.  A acusação também é feita contra os réus José Adelmário Pinheiro Filhoe Fernando Luiz Ayres da Cunha Santos Reis, haja vista que sobre eles já recai referida imputação no contexto da Operação Lava Jato.

Denúncia

A acusação traz três núcleos do suposto esquema criminoso: o político, operado por Eduardo Cunha e Henrique Alves; o econômico, por José Adelmário Pinheiro Filho (Léo Pinheiro) e Fernando Luiz Ayres da Cunha Santos Reis, e o financeiro por Carlos Frederico Queiroz Batista Silva e Arturo Dias de Arruda Câmara.

Leia também: Após colocar tornozeleira eletrônica, Rocha Loures volta para casa, em Brasília

Segundo a nota, no caso do núcleo político, a peça inaugural relata que os acusados, entre os anos de 2012 e 2015, teriam solicitado e aceitado propinas no valor de até R$ 11,5 milhões, de forma oculta e disfarçada, por meio de supostas doações feitas ao Diretório Nacional do Partido do Movimento Democrático Brasileiro (PMDB), legenda da qual os acusados são integrantes, dentro e fora do período eleitoral, para, em contrapartida, de forma política e parlamentar, favorecer empreiteiras do núcleo econômico da organização criminosa, além de outras empresas não incluídas na ação.

*Com informações da Agência Brasil


          Holiday Horror ‘Better Watch Out’ Image Prepares for Violence   
Here’s a brand new look at Chris Peckover’s holiday horror Better Watch Out, which Well Go USA will be release here in the States on October 6, 2017. Described as Home Alone meets Scream, Trace reviewed the film out of the Fantastic Fest premiere, calling it “a hilariously bonkers home invasion tale.” “Better Watch Out provides a bonkers twist on the home invasion sub-genre that had me […]
          American Society for Parasitology, Day 4   
These are my notes from talks I saw on Friday's sessions!

R Grunberg gave a very nice talk about whether parasite abundance (density) scales with body size (Damuth’s Law). Her data suggests not. But host body size comes into play: if you do that, the parasites follow Damuth's Law. How you feed and disperse tweaks the effect a little.

Janine Caira: This project started with a donation of a huge, awesome army ant collection. Over 500 species were associated with just one species of army ant – guests associated with the army. Lots of ectoparasites live on specific parts of specific species. This prompted a lot of outreach at her campus, around the tag line, “Be our guest.” Antu.uconn.edu

Jessica Light: surveyed parasites on property in South Texas, supported by East Foundation. Not many mammals in museum collections are from South Texas. #collectionsareessential Found 19 mammal species, about 70% parasitized. Tick borne diseases are particularly interesting.

Niyomi Wijerardena: pika parasites! Pikas have five very distinct lineages, but the endoparasites don’t track those lineages. What about the ectoparasites? Fleas don’t track those lineages either, suggesting ancient contact between pika populations that are not recorded in DNA.

LIjun Lu is doing transcriptome work on what makes snail resistant to infection by schistomes.

Lauren Bassett was looking at the genetics of a microsporidium that is a potential biocontrol for red invasive fire ants.

Maria Castillo is also studying protein expression related to schistosomiasis infection of the snails. Thioester containing proteins seem to be related to resistance to various kinds of infection.

Presidential lecture by Gerald (Jerry) Esch. Described three stories, each of decades long and filled with obstacles from fights, fallacies, and waiting for blind luck, to emphasize the long road that research faces. He ended saying, “What does the future hold? I don’t know. But neither did the researchers who founded the field of parasitology 150 years ago.”

Michael Zimmerman starts describing the mating system of bluegill sunfish, which has dominant alpha males and beta males, which perform “drive by insemination.” Parasites may contribute to the maintenance of these two forms. The alpha males had higher diversity and abundance of parasites than beta males or females.

Nicci Carpenter: Helminths reduce fitness in mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis, also known as the plague fish)mosquito fish. The nematodes reduce brood size, and parasite diversity reduces embryo size.

Victor Vidal Martinez: healthy ecosystems have more parasites. Studying parasites on the fish on the Mexican portion of the Gulf of Mexico, which are subject to pollutants. Saw a higher diversity of parasites off the Yucatan Peninsula, which is good! It indicates a a healthier ecosystem than in the rest of the Mexican region of the Gulf.

Isabel Caballero: Although the cestode species she studies are definitely inbred, they show no strong evidence of inbreeding depression. 

Stephen Greiman (@sgreimanbio): what drives species interactions now and in the past? He points out that when you look at just the top ten museum for mammal species, there are literally millions of samples in just those ten institutions. Using next generation sequencing, he was able to use next generation DNA sequencing to identify known parasites in shrews. Different sequences were slightly better at resolving some groups than others.

Seth Bromage: Bluegill and pumpkinseed sunfish are about the same size, but very different parasite infection patterns. The same species, U. dispar, is bigger on bluegill. Seth filled his talk with speculation, because “It’s fun for me.”

P Robison: For fish, salinity is a major environmental factor that limits distribution. Guppies will tolerate salty water in an aquarium, but you never find them in any salty water in the wild. Metacercaria are very high near the range limit, but rare near the center of the distribution (further from ocean). Exposure to brackish water killed more fish, and resulted in a higher parasite load, for the guppies. 

John Shea: How do horsehair worms find each other to reproduce in hosts? Blood borne parasites can potentially have miles of blood vessels to search. It looks like in aquariums, there is substantial luck involved. But it looks a little better in lower water depth, with more evidence of successful mate detection.

Justin Wilcox: Most parasitologists think most animals are parasites, but that is just a hunch. He tested the hypothesis that parasite diversity will be comparable to free living microbial communities, using  parasites in macaques and next generation sequencing. Diversity of parasites and free living species is comparable. And there is a lot of diversity in these macaques.

Matt Bolek: presenting work of master’s student Chelsie Pierce. How do amphibian tadpoles differ from the adults in their parasites? Tadpoles are herbivores, e.g., and adults are carnivores: very different parasite habitats. Tadpole size, just like adults, affects parasite communities. Difficult to compare species, because the tadpoles’ basic natural history is so different. But parasite life cycle strategies were major factors in determining community structure.

Charles Criscione: The goal is to try to work out mating systems in parasite systems in the wild, and the particular focus here is on inbreeding. We know little about the ecological drivers of parasite mating systems. Looking at gecko tapeworms, which probably have high inbreeding. But, as mentioned in Isabel’s talk, not evidence of inbreeding depression.

The day ended with a student/faculty mixer, which the organizers called “The Vortex.” It was a good  idea, although it might have done with a little more room.


          Comparison of size, terminal fall velocity, and density of bighead carp, silver carp, and grass carp eggs for use in drift modeling   
Invasive Asian carp established in the United States spawn in the turbulent water of rivers, and their eggs and early larvae develop while drifting in the current. The eggs, which are believed to perish if they settle before hatching, are slightly denser than water and are held in suspension by water turbulence. It is possible to use egg drift modeling to assess the capability of a river to support the survival of Asian carp eggs. Detection of spawning and estimation of egg abundance in the drift are typically assessed by ichthyoplankton trawls. Correct sampling design and interpretation of trawl data require knowledge of the vertical distribution of eggs in the drift, which can be accomplished with particle transport models. Data that are required to populate models of egg drift and vertical distribution include physical properties of assessed rivers and information on egg size, density, and terminal fall velocity, but data on these egg characteristics have not been previously available. Physical characteristics of the eggs are presented as a function of postfertilization time. We recorded mean egg diameter and terminal fall velocity for eggs from each Asian carp species during the first 5 h of development and at approximately 12 and 22 h postfertilization. Eggs of all species reached their maximum size before 4 h. Water-hardened eggs of Silver Carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix and Grass Carp Ctenopharyngodon idella were similarly sized in our trials, and water-hardened eggs of Bighead Carp H. nobilis were the largest. After water hardening, Silver Carp eggs sank slowest, and Bighead Carp eggs sank fastest. For a given species, smaller-diameter eggs generally had faster terminal fall velocities and higher specific gravity than larger eggs. We provide regression models of egg density and diameter for all three species, discuss usage of these data in modeling the drift and dispersion of Asian carp eggs, and discuss implications for egg sampling design.
          Efforts to eradicate yellow crazy ants on Johnston Atoll: Results from crazy ant strike teams X, XI and XII (June 2015–December 2016)   
Efforts to eradicate invasive yellow crazy ants (Anoplolepis gracilipes; YCA) on Johnston Atoll have been continuous since their discovery in 2010. Through 2014, a variety of commercial and novel formicidal baits were tested against the ant, but none proved capable of eradication. More recently, polyacrylamide crystals (“hydrogel”) saturated with a sucrose solution containing the insecticide dinotefuran has been shown to be effective over large areas when applied against YCA alone or sequentially with a protein-based cat food bait. During June 2015–December 2016, Crazy Ant Strike Teams (CASTs) conducted treatment and monitoring efforts across an infestation of about 57 ha on Johnston Atoll. Following three infestation-wide treatments (primarily using hydrogel) during 2015, YCA were reduced 98% and surviving nests became difficult to find. Subsequently, a protocol designed to detect ants at low abundance that combined hand searching with a high density of baited monitoring stations (12 stations/0.25 ha; HST protocol) was employed within a network of 50 x 50 m cells that subdivided the infestation. During 2016 YCA were found at numerous locations using this method and standard grid-based bait monitoring surveys. Overall, 65 cells where YCA were detected, or cells adjacent to detections, were treated with hydrogel or cat food bait. YCA were not detected during four monitoring events each separated by at least one week, on 85% of these cells after 1–3 treatments, but it was necessary to treat several cells 4–7 times before YCA were eliminated. Results from HST searches allowed us to estimate the probability that YCA were detected when present in an area when searched using that method. Based on this probability, it was determined that areas would have to be searched three times without YCA being detected to allow 93% certainty that the ants were absent. The level of certainty increased to 99% when the search was conducted four times and YCA were not found. Overall, the likelihood of eradicating YCA on Johnston Atoll appears high using existing protocols.
          Enabling Facebook Users to Protect Their Free Speech Rights   
by Paul Alan LevyAn important appeal is pending in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals – the highest appellate court in D.C. The federal government served D.C. warrants on Facebook, demanding access to the entirety of 90 days worth of communications in three separate Facebook accounts, including identifying information.  (Presumably, the reason why the case is in local court rather than federal district court is that D.C. felonies are prosecuted in the local courts but by the federal government).  The warrant arrived with a court order forbidding Facebook from disclosing the existence of the warrants to the users so that they could seek judicial protection against the invasion of their free speech rights.  It appears that the warrant was issued by a trial-level judicial officer, that a motion to quash the non-disclosure warrant was denied, and that Facebook appealed.  We know all of this because Facebook was allowed to issue a court-approved…
          Unusual population attributes of invasive red-eared slider turtles (Trachemys scripta elegans) in Japan: do they have a performance advantage?   

The slider turtle (Trachemys scripta Thunberg in Schoepff, 1792) is native to the USA and Mexico. Due to the popularity of their colorful hatchlings as pets, they have been exported worldwide and are now present on all continents, except Antarctica. Slider turtles are well-established in Japan and occupy aquatic habitats in urban and agricultural areas, to the detriment of native turtles with which they compete. We asked the overall question, do slider turtles in Japan have a performance advantage because they are liberated from the numerous competing turtle species in their native range and released from many of their natural predators? Traits compared included various measures of adult body size (mean, maximum), female size at maturity as measured by size of gravid females, clutch size, population density and biomass, sex ratio, and sexual size dimorphism, the latter two a partial reflection of growth and maturity differences between the sexes. We sampled slider turtle populations in three habitats in Japan and compared population attributes with published data for the species from throughout its native range in the USA. Mean male body sizes were at the lower end of values from the USA suggesting that males in Japan may mature at smaller body sizes. The smallest gravid females in Japan mature at smaller body sizes but have mean clutch sizes larger than some populations in the USA. Compared to most populations in the USA, slider turtles achieve higher densities and biomasses in Japanese wetlands, especially the lotic system we sampled. Sex ratios were female-biased, the opposite of what is reported for many populations in protected areas of the USA. Sexual size dimorphism was enhanced relative to native populations with females as the larger sex. The enhanced dimorphism is likely a result of earlier size of maturity in Japanese males and the large size of mature (gravid) Japanese females. Slider turtles appear to have a performance advantage over native turtles in Japan, possibly as a result of being released from competition with numerous sympatric turtle species in their native range, and the absence of many co-evolved predators and parasites in Japan. This slight competitive edge, coupled with the catholic diet and broad tolerance of varying aquatic habitats of slider turtles, is reflected in their dominance over native and naturalized Japanese turtles in altered aquatic habitats.


          Western bats as a reservoir of novel Streptomyces species with antifungal activity   

At least two-thirds of commercial antibiotics today are derived from Actinobacteria, more specifically from the genus Streptomyces. Antibiotic resistance and new emerging diseases pose great challenges in the field of microbiology. Cave systems, in which actinobacteria are ubiquitous and abundant, represent new opportunities for the discovery of novel bacterial species and the study of their interactions with emergent pathogens. White-nose syndrome is an invasive bat disease caused by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, which has killed more than six million bats in the last 7 years. In this study, we isolated naturally occurring actinobacteria from white-nose syndrome (WNS)-free bats from five cave systems and surface locations in the vicinity in New Mexico and Arizona, USA. We sequenced the 16S rRNA region and tested 632 isolates from 12 different bat species using a bilayer plate method to evaluate antifungal activity. Thirty-six actinobacteria inhibited or stopped the growth of P. destructans, with 32 (88.9%) actinobacteria belonging to the genus Streptomyces. Isolates in the genera Rhodococcus, Streptosporangium, Luteipulveratus, and Nocardiopsis also showed inhibition. Twenty-five of the isolates with antifungal activity against P. destructans represent 15 novel Streptomyces spp. based on multilocus sequence analysis. Our results suggest that bats in western North America caves possess novel bacterial microbiota with the potential to inhibit P. destructans.


          Modeling the geographic distribution of Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus (Acari: Ixodidae) in the contiguous United States   

In addition to serving as vectors of several other human pathogens, the black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis Say, and western black-legged tick, Ixodes pacificus Cooley and Kohls, are the primary vectors of the spirochete (Borrelia burgdorferi ) that causes Lyme disease, the most common vector-borne disease in the United States. Over the past two decades, the geographic range of I. pacificus has changed modestly while, in contrast, the I. scapularis range has expanded substantially, which likely contributes to the concurrent expansion in the distribution of human Lyme disease cases in the Northeastern, North-Central and Mid-Atlantic states. Identifying counties that contain suitable habitat for these ticks that have not yet reported established vector populations can aid in targeting limited vector surveillance resources to areas where tick invasion and potential human risk are likely to occur. We used county-level vector distribution information and ensemble modeling to map the potential distribution of I. scapularis and I. pacificus in the contiguous United States as a function of climate, elevation, and forest cover. Results show that I. pacificus is currently present within much of the range classified by our model as suitable for establishment. In contrast, environmental conditions are suitable for I. scapularis to continue expanding its range into northwestern Minnesota, central and northern Michigan, within the Ohio River Valley, and inland from the southeastern and Gulf coasts. Overall, our ensemble models show suitable habitat for I. scapularis in 441 eastern counties and for I. pacificus in 11 western counties where surveillance records have not yet supported classification of the counties as established.


          Look at the Pretty Fireworks Ooh   
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Okay so I haven't been paying attention - that happens when you have no immediate plans - and I didn't realize until this afternoon that this here ahead of us is a holiday weekend. Or it is for me, anyway - the holiday itself isn't until Tuesday so some of you might not have this spectacular luxury but I am personally off until Wednesday. I mean I'm not going anywhere, but I'm still off. I'm just off, dammit! God. So anyway MNPP will be static until then, unless I get too exhausted lounging around watching Okja over and over and over between now and then, which...

... I doubt will happen. But if y'all need to pretend I am whispering in your ear before you go to the movies or anything just go re-read my review of The Little Hours ... or my review of Beatriz at Dinner ... or my review of Baby Driver ... or my review of The Beguiled ... or my review of The Bad Batch ... and then you'll know what to do. Or not. I am not the boss of you. God. Bye!
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          GMAT Reading Comprehension (RC) | The Persian invasion of 480 BC, led by the Persian king himself,   
The Persian invasion of 480 BC, led by the Persian king himself, was perhaps one of the darkest hours ever faced by the ancient Greeks. Xerxes, with an army numbering in the hundreds of thousands supported by a fleet said by Herodotus to include 1,200 ships, threatened to overrun all Greece. As Xerxes advanced, the Delphic oracle prophesied disaster for both Athens and Sparta, the city-states upon whose strength and leadership the survival of the Greek world depended. Such oracles, often dismissed
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Top World News Now                 
February 21, 2013

COURTESY SOCHA FAAL

 Heads up from AntiMullah. Separate vacations and Obambi brings Reggie Love back with  him. If you do  not know what this is, you need to visit/view AntiMullah.com more often to keep up with latest developments.

Tone and content reflects information not normally provided by Lame Stream Media's love fest with Obambi. And worldwide events that discredit his claims and motives for anti-American, pro-Moslem Brotherhood policies and actions.
 
Read and become knowledgeable and stop believing the incredible lies Obama feeds us at every opportunity. Lies his own Democrats increasingly have a problem swallowing and are intentionally leading our nation into certain fiscal and political destruction.


United States
GOP Resists Obama's Push for Tax Rise to Head Off Cuts
Obama Fleshes Out Plans for Infrastructure Projects
Obama considers urging the Supreme Court to overturn California’s ban on gay marriage
White House announces online espionage response policy
US issues final word on essential benefits under "Obamacare"
Anonymous thrown into China-US cyberwar scandal
Pentagon informs Congress of plans to furlough 800K civilian workers
In wake of Benghazi, rapid response Marine unit heading to Europe
US issues worldwide caution to its citizens of terror threats
Body found in restaurant rubble after Kansas City explosion
Why Americans Might Be Better Off If Their Burgers Were Made Of Horsemeat
Sex-Change Surgery Available Through Many US Colleges
Majority of US citizens say illegal immigrants should be deported
Hundreds of thousands march in Puerto Rico against gay rights
 
 

Russia
Putin Invites G20 Leaders to St. Petersburg Summit
Migrant workers call on Putin for amnesty
Lavrov: Time to end the war in Syria
Moscow: N. Korea sanctions can only impact nuclear program
IMF warns of higher inflation, slower GDP growth in Russia
Russia's missing billions revealed
Russia Tries To Remove Images of New Drone From the Internet
Russian Military to Develop Anti-Meteorite Defenses
Russia investigates 25 cases of Defense Ministry fraud - Prosecutor General
MP resigns after bloggers disclose his Florida property
Russia escalating attacks on free expression a year on from Pussy Riot protest
‘Ample Evidence’ Linking Ukraine Ex-President to Journalist Murder
French Specialists Resume Work at Chernobyl Disaster Site
Ukraine: Embezzlement At State Orphanages
Belarus Phases Out Russian Warplanes, Radars
 
 

China
Xi Jinping's campaign to purge Communist Party 'won't be easy'
Incumbent cabinet holds final meeting
China's central banker skips retirement bar to stay on
Manila to tackle sea row 'with or without China' at UN
Attacks originating from US rank 1st among overseas hackings in China
Photos show new activity at N Korea nuclear site
Spy agencies scrounge for details on North Korean nuclear test
North Korea: A nuclear 7-Eleven?
N Korean propaganda video shows Obama in flames
US Envoy Opposes S Korean Nuclear Armament
Rise in online fan clubs extolling China's party leaders
After China's multibillion-dollar cleanup, water still unfit to drink
Smog in Pearl River Delta 'worse than in Beijing'
Maoists Block Deal to Break Nepal's Long Political Deadlock
 
 

Cameron to pay respects to victims of Amritsar massacre
Cameron's India trip hits wobble with concern over helicopter deal
Sars-like virus death reported in UK
New coronavirus can infect human lungs as easily as cold virus
Magdalene laundries: Ireland to apologise to survivors
Iranian torture guard refused UK citizenship
Britain expands "bigger than burgers" horsemeat tests
Regulator warns Britain 'on the brink' of energy crisis
Scotland 'faces EU funding cut'
Tanker drivers in Scotland vote to strike
Belfast Orange Order warns members over flag protests
One in four Africans attacked in Ireland
 
 

Berlusconi accused of trying to buy votes days before election
After Bulgarian Protests, Prime Minister Resigns
Greek police fire tear gas on anti-austerity protesters
Greece welcomes Hollande with ‘news blackout’
Dutch experiment in legalised prostitution a disaster
Thieves in Belgium pull off most spectacular and dramatic diamond heist in years
Iceland considers dropping its currency
Lawmakers Threaten to Veto Tightened Budget
EU reinforces sanctions against DPRK
To Revive Honey Bees, Europe Proposes a Pesticide Ban
Anti-austerity strike to bring Greece to a standstill
Italy politicians make final drive for votes before poll
 
 

Berlusconi's possible comeback a nightmare for Angela Merkel
Merkel's Rainbow Problem: On Gay Rights, Chancellor Still a Conservative
German Officials Signal Berlusconi Isn't Their Man
Germany Sends Troops to Mali
German police raid firms over Ponzi scheme
Germany: Court Backs Adoption by Same-Sex Couples
Net activists slam Germany's open data portal
NSU victims' families want more than sympathy
Security staff at Hamburg airport to strike Wednesday in pay dispute
Swiss mayoral candidate 'pro-Hamas, pro-Iran'
Outgoing chairman of Switzerland's Novartis foregoes $78 million golden parachute deal
Norway is Afraid of Foreign Spies
 
 

Hollande: French soldier killed in northern Mali
Hollande confirms seven kidnapped in Cameroon
Hollande urges investment in Greece, growth in Europe
Hollande: France will miss 2013 growth target
French Kidnapped in Cameroon Were Taken Into Nigeria
France saw 58 percent rise in anti-Semitic attacks in 2012
Man arrested for serial attacks on Paris Chinese
France to unfreeze development aid to Mali
France Charges 11 In Alleged Kurdish Extortion Ring
 
 
War For Global Energy Supremacy-World War III
Syrian rebels threaten Hezbollah with 48-hour deadline
Syrian military reportedly shoots down Israel drone
US direct military support to Mali likely to continue after elections
Mortars Explode Near Assad Palace in Damascus
Missile kills more than 30 in Syria
Typhoid breaks out in rebel-held eastern Syria
Foreign Arms Supplies to Syrian Rebels Expanding
Pro-Assad militia now key to Syrian government’s war strategy
Russia's double dealing on arms to Assad regime leaves UK isolated over Syria
Syrian Rebels Threaten to Attack Lebanon Over Border Dispute
 
Insight Into Today’s News
Billionaires Continue To Dump Stocks
G20 issues empty declaration against currency wars
Norway Enters The Currency Wars
The Second-Mortgage Shell Game
The Last Liberal Branch of Government
US/NATO occupation of Afghanistan unraveling
Goodbye? We’ve Lost Who We Are?
US Schools Go Into Full Prison Mode
Hornady Addresses Ammo Shortage: We’re working 24/7
US Media Yet Again Conceals Newsworthy Government Secrets
 

Former foreign minister Livni joins Netanyahu coalition
Prisoner X: Benjamin Netanyahu adds to mystery
Secretary Kerry to skip Israel in first trip
Turkey, Israel Cut 1st Defense Deal Since Freezing Ties
Israel Seeks to Curb Weapons Flow to Gaza
West Bank protesters rally for release of deteriorating prisoners
Palestinian Prisoner's Hunger Strike Reaches 211th Day
Fatah Official Warns of Violence if Prisoners Aren't Freed
'Iron Dome' may be instrumental in peace process
Head of Israeli IVF unit arrested in Romania
 
 

 
 

Security deteriorating in Egypt due to political instability
Opposition Sets Conditions For Dialogue With Morsi
Morsi's advisory team less diverse after months of walkouts
Morsi Issues Presidential Decree to Appoint New Mufti
Strike, Protests Hit Egypt's Port Said for 3rd Day
Egyptians protest at Libyan border over new visa rules
Egypt ministry appeals against order to block YouTube
Egypt files new charges against Mubarak's last premier
2 Sunni groups halt roles in Bahrain crisis talks
A Palace Rift in Bahrain Bedevils Key US Navy Base
 

Iran to Conduct Military Drills Over 3 Days
Reformists Meet Khamenei To Improve 'Internal Climate'
Rivals Forced to Apologize to Supreme Leader
Ahmadinejad threat to cancel Iranian poll
Iran Pushes Nuclear-Free Mideast Plans
Syrian Prime Minister Claims Iran is Now “Occupying” Syria
MPs say sovereignty over three Persian Gulf islands is non-negotiable
Iran protests Berlin film award for banned Jafar Panahi
Fatwa Issued Against 3G Internet Operator in Iran
Iran FM Spurns Western 'Gold Trade' Offer
Stung by 'Argo,' Iran Backs Conference Denouncing 'Hollywoodism'
 
 

Iranians prepare terror campaign inside U.S.

'There are numerous Revolutionary Guard cells' inside borders - huge numbers within our universities and schools.

SHORT INTRODUCTION 
BY ALAN PETERS

For the record, we have been warning about the build  up of Islamic infiltrators, mostly Iranians, all the way back to the very late Bush years by which time some 40,000 SUICIDERS had gradually gathered in the USA, not just terrorists but dedicated suicide bombers or those prepared to die for Islam.

Then came Obama and the game escalated to beyond measure with tens of thousands of Palestinians imported into the USA at taxpayer costs and nearly a BILLION dollar budget as so-called "refugees"!

Prior to this the State Department made visas visitors from Iran and Arab countries, who no longer had to register on arrival and provide fingerprints plus "religious visas for Iranian clerics suddenly became "ask and receive" the latter abused the "religious" rights, set up, ran and coordinated Islamic anti-American terrorism  activity throughout Shia mosques around America and among Sunni collaborating organizations. 

Like those formed by Obama's buddies the Moslem Brotherhood, which operates in part treacherously from inside the White House! Perhaps "treasonously" would apply here for those like Obama, who aid and abet them.

Our worst enemy is from within our own country and our feckless leadership from the White House and their pro-Islamic policies.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is alive and well in the U.S. and the country’s law enforcement officials ignore them at their peril, according to former U. S. Air Force officer Steven O’Hern.

O’Hern says that the Revolutionary Guard, long an influential factor in the radical Islamic regime in Iran, does most of its surveillance and intelligence gathering through its proxy force, Hezbollah, considered by many to be a terror group.

“In the United States, the Revolutionary Guard uses more than one approach. Hezbollah operatives and sympathizers are present in large numbers in many parts of the United States and actively conduct reconnaissance missions that develop information, photographs, and diagrams of federal buildings, and infrastructure targets,” O’Hern said.

“Those targets include such things as water utilities or electrical substations, and other potential targets to give the Guard the ability to quickly order a terrorist strike in our homeland,” O’Hern said.

He explains that the Revolutionary Guard is working through Shi’a mosques around the United States as well as the nation’s Lebanese immigrant communities.

WND previously reported that a former Iranian official who has knowledge of Iran’s terror network estimated there are more than 40,000 of the regime’s security, intelligence and propaganda forces in the West, largely in friendly South American nations.

And WND has reported that Muslims are using mosques, including some in the United States, as terror command centers.

It is the Guards’ intelligence office that runs financing, recruiting and other strategies through Islamic centers and mosques, including some in New York and Ohio.

And as early as several months ago, the Guard threatened to bring its war to the shores of the United States.
O’Hern, who has written “Iran’s Revolutionary Guard,” about the issue, said the primary mission of the Iran Revolutionary Guard and its Hezbollah proxy is to weaken the U. S. national security.

“In the United States, the Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah have a long-term mission of gathering intelligence on homeland targets and maintaining the capability to deliver multiple terrorist attacks if the IRGC chooses to do so,” O’Hern said. “I say ‘maintain’ because the Guard has already developed it.”

He said attacks could be ordered in retaliation if Iran’s nuclear program is hit, or, “Sleeper cells could even be ordered into action if economic sanctions were so successful that the regime was in danger.”

“Attacks against the U.S. homeland are only one place where the IRGC can strike – it also can attack U.S. troops and facilities in Afghanistan, Africa, Europe, all of which are closer,” O’Hern said.

O’Hern’s findings are affirmed by the analysis of a former Defense Department analyst who has asked not to be named for security reasons. The analyst points to the major Arab-American communities in the major cities, especially in Dearborn, Mich., and the San Francisco Bay area.
“It is my sense that IRGC will rely more on Hezbollah in the U.S. than having their own operatives here. The reason for that is Hezbollah presence is primarily through the concentration of the Arab-American communities, mainly Lebanese, throughout the U.S., such as in Michigan and elsewhere,” the source said.

Former FBI counterterrorism officer and Islam analyst John Guandolo agrees that the Revolutionary Guard has a presence in the United States, and it operates through the major Shi’a communities.

“This is the Iranian government’s military activity in the U.S,” he said.
Guandolo, who established Guandolo and Associates in 2012, says that when it comes to working to undermine non-Muslim countries, Shi’a and Sunni Muslims work together.

“We do know the Sunni and Shi’a groups that are hostile to the United States are working together. In Lebanon, Iraq, and other places we see Hezbollah, by Iran, and Hamas with al-Qaida, working together on the ground,” Guandolo said.

“In the United States, the largest Muslim Brotherhood organization, the Islamic Society of North America, put forth the ISNA Code of Honor which says Sunni Muslims will not challenge other Muslims, the Shi’a, on their Takfiri, their legitimacy,” Guandolo said.

“All Muslims are focused on a similar goal. In other words, the Muslim world is working towards one goal right now and they have written agreements and are working on the ground around the world together,” Guandolo said, “So, yes, Hamas, CAIR works with Hezbollah, which is basically the IRGC.”

The former Defense Department analyst says the Revolutionary Guard operates the same way worldwide.

“That is similar in Africa and Latin America. Like Iran, Hezbollah is mainly Shi’a, although it will have some Sunnis and even some Christian Lebanese who are sympathetic here,” the former Defense Department analyst said.

“There is a major Hezbollah contingent, for example, in Canada. It would be much easier for Iran to work through them and the extensive Lebanese communities throughout the U.S. than to seek to establish a major independent presence,” the Defense Department analyst said.

Still, he said, it’s possible that the IRGC itself may have operational units working in the United States.

“However, I don’t doubt that IRGC may have some operatives here acting as liaison with the Hezbollah elements here. In Lebanon, the IRGC presence is more open with representatives working out of the Iranian embassy in Beirut,” the Defense Department analyst said.

A former CIA station chief agrees, concluding that in the final analysis, Muslims will work together in combating their major enemy, the United States.

“Like al-Qaida in Sunni mosques, any Lebanese Shi’a or Hezbollah member here is a de facto Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps terrorist. Some 20 percent of all mosques in the U.S. are Shi’a, therefore they are de facto representatives of the Revolutionary Guard,” the former CIA station chief said.

O’Hern says that the IRGC and Hezbollah fund their operations through a set of illegal activities.

“Hezbollah harvests large amounts of money from the United States to support its operations – millions of dollars from criminal enterprises such as narcotics trafficking, the sale of counterfeit goods, and financial crimes are sent back to Hezbollah from our country every year,” O’Hern said.

WND reported in September 2011 that IRGC proxy Hezbollah had been suspected of funding operations by raising money through the network of U.S. Shi’a mosques located in cities with large Lebanese immigrant populations.

Former Air Force and State Department security officer Dave Gaubatz says it appears the reason for raising money is to give money to Hezbollah.

The FBI and the IRS were unavailable for comment on this story. Congressional representatives and federal regulatory agencies also contacted about the issue either referred WND to another office or refused comment.

OBAMA, IN HIS BIASED PRO-SLAMIC FERVOR HAS FORBIDDEN THESE AND OTHERS IN HIS ADMINISRATION FROM LINKING ANY FORM OF ISLAM TO TERRORISM OR EVEN MENTIONING IT IN TRAINING MANUALS, SO THOSE CHARGED WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT HAVE LITTLE OR NO ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE LET ALONE OPPOSE TERRORISM. OR IMPLEMENT COUNTER-MEASURES WITHOUT RISKING THEIR JOBS!



          The Dr. Roni Show - Miracles of Holistic Health and Wellness: Encore: Dr. Roni DeLuz and Theresa Huber discuss the revolutionary emotional and psychological healing process of PSYCH-K.   
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          The Dr. Roni Show - Miracles of Holistic Health and Wellness: Encore: Dr. Roni DeLuz and Theresa Huber discuss the revolutionary emotional and psychological healing process of PSYCH-K.   
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          The Dr. Roni Show - Miracles of Holistic Health and Wellness: Dr. Roni DeLuz and Theresa Huber discuss the revolutionary emotional and psychological healing process of PSYCH-K.   
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          VPNs and You   

History books of the future will refer to the mid-90s to early 2000s as the golden age of the internet. Why do they they think that? Well for starters, before I sat down to write this I googled “how to write a good tech article” and over 6 million results were found. Truly a marvelous time! However, it seems these days there is always something in the news about a hacking scandal or somebody getting their identity stolen, a bank account hacked, etc. With how open and cavalier some folks can be with their online activity and digital footprint, it’s no surprise there are so many instances of privacy crimes and security breaches taking place over the internet.

If you’re like me, you probably enjoy being able to venture freely across the digital serengeti that is the inter-webs, all the while remaining protected and anonymous to anyone who may be lurking in binary-coded shadows.

So how can you stay protected?

The answer is VPN. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and it is many things, but above all else, it provides safe and anonymous access to the Internet. When you are connected to your wifi through a dedicated VPN, all of your traffic and activity becomes encrypted and impossible to be read and understood, essentially “scrambling” your IP address and redirecting its “origin” elsewhere, thus granting you total anonymity to anyone who may be looking. Thus, even if your communication is eavesdropped by malicious persons, they would be unable to decipher what site you are connecting to or what information you are exchanging. Acquiring a VPN is just as easy as a few clicks. I personally use Private Internet Access (PIA), which requires a monthly or yearly subscription to use the VPN service. Now, as far as setup goes, think of a VPN as just another application. It requires a download, a brief registration process, and that’s it! Once it’s downloaded and you’ve registered with the service, open it up and start surfing freely and privately. Keep in mind, a true, dedicated VPN runs in the background on your computer and is non-invasive, thus you shouldn’t even notice it doing its job. Remember this if you are setting out on the hunt for a reliable VPN service. Most importantly, do the research! There are dozens upon dozens of VPN services out there, free and subscription based, so take the time to make sure the one you go with is suited to your needs and desires. 

If you’re the type of individual who doesn’t do much online business and/or banking, you may have no need for a VPN, but of course it never hurts to add that extra level of security and peace of mind!


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          Guiné 61/74 - P17517: Blogoterapia (287): Não é fácil ser português (Juvenal Amado, ex-1.º Cabo Condutor Auto Rodas)   


1. Mensagem do nosso camarada Juvenal Amado (ex-1.º Cabo Condutor Auto Rodas da CCS/BCAÇ 3872, Galomaro, 1971/74), com data de 25 de Junho de 2017:

Ser português não é fácil, e penso que nunca foi fácil para a grande maioria do povo. Lançados à conquista de um império, que nunca resultou numa maior distribuição das riquezas, modernidade nem bem estar, fica-nos o orgulho de que os nossos antepassados fizeram o impensável para um país tão pequeno como o nosso, tanto na expansão como na defesa da nossa nação. Não foi pois por falta de coragem que não chegamos ao tão almejado estádio em que seria equiparada a nossa grandeza exterior, com a riqueza e bem estar interno e que nos elevaria a estatuto entre as nações mais avançadas na arquitectura, na medicina, nas ciências, na educação e, por conseguinte, no progresso que dita o bem estar da sua população.

Os nossos antepassados regaram com o seu sangue terras longínquas, repeliram invasões, guerras civis, revoluções e, por fim, acabamos a construir as cidades para os outros.

Assim chegou a vez da nossa geração e fomos quase um milhão.

Durante 13 anos fomos actores principais numa guerra que nos sangrou, apartou das nossas famílias e, pior, tornou o futuro irremediavelmente perdido para muitos.

Aqui chegados, constato que continuamos a ser usados na nossa boa vontade e orgulho patriótico.

No 20 de Maio fui receber a minha Medalha Comemorativa de Campanha. No momento senti um misto de orgulho e algumas dúvidas.

Orgulho por ir receber a medalha que foi finalmente imposta, quarenta e tal anos depois do meu regresso. Independentemente das razões, entendo que é meu direito reivindicar a mesma, como uma coisa que me é devida.

Dúvidas. Qual real valor que esta condecoração tem. Na mesma cerimónia vi militares no activo receberem também distinções por serviços prestados. Terá sido na Bósnia? No Iraque, em África, onde se fazem hoje comissões de 6 meses como voluntários, mais bem armados, equipados, treinados e remunerados? No caso, as ditas Medalhas por Serviços Distintos tinham a categoria de ouro, prata e bronze. É aqui que começa a minha incompreensão.

Será que no meio de vinte e tal ex-combatentes que foram receber a Medalha Comemorativa das Campanhas, não estariam homens, que no seu tempo praticaram actos de bravura em combate durante as suas comissões, em especial em Angola, Guiné e Moçambique?
Vinte e tal meses em zonas 100% operacionais que até a água se ia buscar com risco de vida. Isto é comparável a quê nos dias de hoje?

O nosso exército é hoje profissional e voluntário, os seus membros relativamente bem remunerados, direi mais, excelentemente remunerados, quando prestam serviço em qualquer zona de conflito, normalmente em missões de policiamento ou de interposição.

Note-se que não estou contra a nossa participação nessas acções, uma vez que a integridade nacional se defende hoje a milhares de quilómetros das nossas fronteiras. Talvez se deva pôr em causa as razões que provocaram a instabilidade neste Mundo e que levaram ao actual estado de coisas, mas isso é outra questão.

Será possível que aqueles jovens soldados (todos graduados alguns com o peito carregado de medalhas), que no sábado foram condecorados por serviços prestados, tenham feito alguma coisa que transcendesse os actos de bravura de alguns de nós há 45 ou mais anos.

Estavam lá veteranos das três frentes, Comandos, tropa normal e paraquedistas, que naquela guerra sofreram o que só nós sabemos. Perfilámo-nos, emocionámo-nos com a homenagem aos mortos (cada um se lembrou dos seus) recebemos as honras dos militares em parada, seguidamente almoçámos no quartel no meio das fardas de gala e camuflados, mas será que nem um de nós merecia uma daquelas medalhas, de bronze ou prata, para já não falar na de ouro?

Quantos ex-combatentes receberam alguma? Soldados anónimos que contribuíram com a sua coragem para salvarem outros. Quem não conheceu um pelo menos? Algumas provas disso foram ignoradas e apagadas, para assim não serem prova viva da gravidade dos ataques. Chegou-se ao cúmulo de mencionar as munições gastas para repelir o ataque como sendo gastas em exercícios.

As provas de heroísmo foram apagadas como apagaram os buracos feitos pelas armas do inimigo e, quanto muito, foram as companhias ou batalhões galardoados no final das comissões pelo cômputo geral do serviço, beneficiado destes louvores os comandantes que viram assim averbadas estas às suas folhas de serviços.

Quanto à medalha, vou guardar a minha como memória daquele tempo, mas lamento que ela cheire a prémio de consolação e que, ao nos serem entregues hoje, se queiram justificar perante nós de alguma coisa, em vez de praticarem a mais elementar justiça para quem deu tanto si.

Dentro de alguns anos haverá milhares de veteranos a viver sozinhos, sem rendimentos para irem para um lar, com valores hoje a rondar os 1000 € (que muitos casais de reformados hoje não aufere), mais medicamentos, fraldas e cuidados de saúde complementares.

Nessa altura para que servirão as medalhas?
Que nos irão fazer?

A Pátria sempre teve filhos e enteados, mas une-nos, apesar das nossas diferenças sociais e até politicas, um sentimento que nos enche o peito. Podemos não estar de acordo com governos e governantes mas a Pátria somos nós, ama-se, não se discute, não se vende e não se renega, por muito que em nome dela nos maltratem.

Dela espera-se só o reconhecimento, pelo amor que lhe damos, na maioria das vezes sem retribuição alguma.

Um abraço
Juvenal Amado

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2. Comentário do editor:

Não é meu hábito "deitar faladura" a seguir aos textos dos camaradas, mas o tema que o Juvenal traz à liça, sugere-me alguns comentários.

Quanto à atribuição da Medalha Comemoretiva das Campanhas, logo no fim da nossa comissão ficou registada na Caderneta Militar de cada um. Vejam a página 12.
Conclusão, a Medalha devia ter sido distribuída na altura. Como não foi, e todos nós mudámos de residência inúmeras vezes depois de passarmos à disponibilidade, digamos que as autoridades militares perderam o nosso rasto, não sabendo sequer se somos vivos. Restava fazer o que agora vem a ser feito, requerer a Medalha, dando sinal de que ainda estamos vivos. "Estes" nunca a negaram e estão a distribuí-las às centenas, anualmente.
Já agora, a culpa disto tudo foi da "outra senhora", a quem poucos afrontavam então.

Quanto às Medalhas de Serviços Distintos, a coisa é mais complicada, pois a sua atribuição dependeria de proposta dos respectivos Comandantes.
Já se sabe que conforme a hierarquia ia descendo, mais difícil era o acesso às mesmas. E nós, caro Juvenal só tínhamos direito à de cobre, à de folheta, melhor dizendo.
Voltamos à mesma, não vale a pena pensarmos nisso agora.

E o mais sensível para nós, as actuais missões no estrangeiro.
Não há comparação possível com o nosso tempo. Quantas localidades tinham telefone na Guiné?
Os militares de hoje têm ao seu dispor toda uma panóplia de meios de comunicação que há cinquenta anos eram impensáveis.
Os vencimentos são tão diferentes que é pecaminoso fazer qualquer comparação.
Os actuais militares ganham muito? Não, nós é que ganhávamos pouco. O problema foi nosso, que vivemos noutros tempos de míngua.
O tempo de missão foi consideravelmente reduzido porque os efectivos são suficientes para a rotação dos mesmos.

Os militares de hoje são  considerados e reconhecidos? Ainda bem, pena que não tenha sucedido isso connosco.
Não te esqueças Juvenal, que pela esquerda radical, a seguir ao 25 de Abril, fomos considerados fascistas, colonialistas e outras coisas terminadas em istas, sorte tivemos em não sermos presos. Talvez  porque éramos muitos. Já nem falo na entronização daqueles que se negaram a ir para a guerra, transformados em verdadeiros patriotas.

Finalmente, o nosso fim de vida, para uns em carência, para outros mais desafogado.
A falta de condições básicas terá a ver com a condição de ex-combatente? Em alguns casos sim, mas não podemos generalizar. Cada caso tem de ser analisado, e arranjar-se a solução adequada. A nossa condição de ex-combatente não se pode sobrepor à daqueles que por serem mulheres ou homens mais afortunados, não foram à guerra.

Que queremos afinal? Respeito, reconhecimento pelo nosso esforço e apoio aos estropiados e afectados física e psicologicamente pela guerra.

CV
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          When TPTB or NWO needs more slaves   
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The Great Lakes are steaming toward an invasive species iceberg while those with power to steer away from catastrophe continue to belligerently delay any meaningful intervention that could prevent disaster.


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          OSF Review: "A Wrinkle in Time" (4) Needs Some Ironing Out   

It is my great privilege to review four of the eleven 2014 shows staged by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Of the seven currently running, I am reviewing:



This is our second year reviewing OSF productions. Last year we covered "A Streetcar Named Desire," "The Unfortunates" and "Two Trains Running." I do regret that I didn't start sooner. Since I was in high school drama I have had an interest in attending an OSF production. I just didn't have a real drive to see Shakespeare, I guess. My bad. I regret not coming sooner and more often. I highly recommend the wonderful experience and that YOU not put it off like I did.

You can read my additional opening comments to this series and the other comments I've made in the other reviews I did by clicking the selections in the list above.

Also you'll find our addition of supplemental information to help you plan your own OSF visit. Each play review will also offer an OSF Trip Tips section to help you better enjoy your visit as well as brief restaurant reviews.

Ironing Out a Few Wrinkles Could Improve This Work


Here the cast annoyingly reads from the book. Photo: Jenny Graham.
After a three day stay in Ashland, Ore. I am writing to you from the Java Hut in Crescent City, Calif. where I am enjoying the sunshine and a mocha. The campground where we stayed last night was supposed to have WiFi but I couldn't get signed on to it.

Anyway that's just a wrinkle that took me some time to iron out. And speaking of ironing out, that's just what this production of "A Wrinkle in Time" needed. During my three days at OSF this was the show that had people talking the most. Negatively. For the most part that's the buzz I heard. "The actors they cast are too old." "It's just not right." "We didn't like it."

But, honestly, it wasn't all that bad. My own initial reaction was also one of dislike, but the production quickly grew on me. True, it is awfully cerebral, esoteric and preachy--especially for a "children's" play. I see a lot of productions by the Oregon Children's Theater and the Northwest Children's Theater and this wasn't light enough to be the sort of thing they present. So maybe it was meant for the older crowd, then? But those were the ones who I heard complaining most. 

Many generations have read this book. So what about the younger crowd? I sat surrounded by a group of highschoolers. I heard their murmurings, too. Their reactions were mixed as well. Hmmm.

Charles Wallace (left, Sara Bruner), Meg (Alejandra Escalante) and Calvin
(Joe Wegner) land on a far-flung planet. Photo by Jenny Graham.
Well, I'm glad I had some extra time to mull this all over, because it actually was a great production with only a few wrinkles. Mainly the heavy-handed, overly narrative script. This production is the world premiere of a new stage version (there have been others, plus a Disney movie version) of the tale based on the science fiction fantasy novel by American writer Madeleine L'Engle, first published in 1962. 

The story revolves around a young girl whose father, a government scientist, has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called a tesseract. The book won a Newbery Medal (as well as several other awards after being rejected by several dozen publishers). This new adaptation is by playwright/director Tracy Young

The one hour and forty minute show is staged without an intermission which is just a tad too long. The script needs cutting anyway. I would immediately cut all the reading from the book that is done by the actors. It isn't needed and was just way too invasive. Show, don't tell.

Mrs. Who (K.T. Vogt) dismisses the children
(Alejandra Escalante, Joe Wegner, Sara Bruner)
as a reader (Kate Mulligan) sits in the window.
Photo: Jenny Graham.
Second, yes, it could have benefited from some younger actors playing the kids roles. And it did have a older female playing the role of the youngest boy (which I felt was not a good move and, in this instance, was a little creepy).

Thirdly, I would like to point out that Mrs. Which is not a witch. (Did you see the spelling difference?) The three characters that enable the journey in this allegory are Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which--who together may represent the triune God (Which representing the Holy Spirit) though in the book the three are referred to as guardian angles.

Time Will Tell


But, other than those things, the production was fantastic in many regards. Something I liked about the script was the inclusion of Science Girl (played eerily by Jada Rae Perry). I'm having trouble understanding the meaning of the character and that is why I like the addition--it is food for thought. Perhaps she represents Meg in some way, perhaps she represents "everyman," or perhaps the Divine, for she is always causing action upon the other characters (as if doing voodoo).

Meg Murry (left front, Alejandra Escalante) relives the taunts of her
classmates and teachers at school (Mark Bedard, Jeremy Thompson,
Kate Mulligan) with her brother Charles Wallace (Sara Bruner).
Photo by Jenny Graham.
Also the acting overall, despite adults playing ten and fourteen-year-olds, was really good. Alejandra Escalante did a good job with the role of Meg Murray and Sara Bruner actually did really well as Charles Wallace (if Sandy Duncan can play Peter Pan than why not). The ensemble, too, was marvelous. The show's standouts were Joe Wegner as Calivin O'Keefe, Kate Hurster as Mrs. Murry (reminding me of Lea Thompson in "Back to the Future"), Dan Donohue as Mr. Murray, Judith-Marie Bergan as Mrs. Whatsit (perfect casting) and Michele Mais as Mrs. Who. 

I also liked the "twins," played wonderfully by Jeremy Thompson and Mark Bedard (yes, the same guy that plays Groucho in "Cocoanuts"!), and Daniel T. Parker's portrayal of Aunt Beast.

The stage direction by Tracy Young was done well and very differently. As a piece of experimental theater in many regards, the production used some very new cutting-edge tech and some very old (1950-60's) tech, as well as some older stage (late 1800's) effects and illusions mixed with trendy new time-based media. Plus the precision video mapping on the surface of the stunning backdrop set piece was truly magical. The mix was jaw dropping and extremely effective.

Mrs. Whatsit (left, Judith-Marie Bergan) and Mrs. Who (K.T. Vogt)
contemplate the universe. Photo by Jenny Graham.
Kudos especially to Scenic Designer Christopher Acebo, Lighting Designer Robert Wiezel (stunning), and Video Designer Shawn Sagady (oh, wow), as well as Sound Designer Paul James Prendergast and the other contributing tech crew.

All of this came together--the entire vision--contributing to a real sci-fi creep factor that effectively emulated the feel of Cold War hysteria and the threat/fear of Communism (note the use of red in the production) that was a prevalent theme in the book. The book's other themes of self-worth, coming of age, real beauty, bravery and the overcoming power of the Gospel message (of love) and the imagination are also presented well.

So, I think this production is well worth seeing. Though it might be the weirdest piece of theater you will ever see, and though it might have a wrinkle or two, it will certainly be one of the most rewarding visual experiences you'll likely see (outside a theme park, perhaps). And it's a great one for the kids, too. Maybe a bit lofty, but clean and visually interesting.

OSF Trip Tips


You'll need to see Dennis Sparks' review of this production. His take is very different than mine and he disagrees with me on some major points. Personally, I don't think he gets a few things on this one (land vs. planet, the witches reference, the wormhole idea, etc.), but he is a brilliant reviewer none-the-less.

He also reviews the Ashland Springs Hotel (formerly the Mark Antony) where he stayed. It sounds and looks like a lovely place to stay. So check that out, too.

Our own final Ashland experience was to grab a lunch bite at the popular Martolli's Hand-Tossed Pizza. It's popular because it's cheap, quick and...well, pizza. I had the Combo slice with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, olives and mushrooms with a red sauce. The wife had the Pesto Veggie with pesto, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes and mushrooms with some feta cheese and olive oil.

Despite the fact that I'm not much of a Greek food fan I liked her slice better than mine. I've been on a low fat, low salt diet so my greasy pepperoni and salty pizza was a shock. A bit too much in those regards, but toothsome none-the-less. The crust was very good. And at $2.50 - $3.50 such a big slice of 'za would be hard to beat. The service was fast, so if you're running late for a play, it's an excellent choice.

At any rate, sadly, we're on our way home now (300 miles/5 hours, but well worth the trip). If we get a chance, we'll try to return this fall and see "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," "Into the Woods" and "The Great Society," all opening this summer. And there's always next year with "Much Ado About Nothing," "Guys and Dolls," "Long Day's Journey Into Night," "The Count of Monte Christo," "Pericles," "Antony and Cleopatra," and many more including the premiere of several new plays. So until we meet again, (and parting is such sweet sorrow) I bid you ado, this man's part is thus finished, for...

"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts..." ~Wm. Shakespeare

By Gregory E. Zschomler
All production photos, by Jenny Graham, provided.
Other photos as noted.

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          【Minecraftマルチ】12/24マルチイベントについて   

12月24日に私の鯖で行うマルチ放送についてです。「侵略MOD(Invasion


          Mosul mosque where Islamic State took world stage lies in rubble   
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          (USA-MS-Jackson) Staff Registered Nurse (Primary Care Clinics)   
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          Former City keeper Caballero stays in England but moves south   

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          Buffon gives Donnarumma simplest advice of all   

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          ‘Ambitious’ Deulofeu determined to thrive at Barcelona   

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          Profesías de Nostradamus que no se cumplieron   
Sabio para algunos y farsante para otros, Michel de Notredame, mejor conocido como Nostradamus, nació el 14 de diciembre de 1503 en una pequeña localidad del sur de Francia, y desde su infancia destacó por su gran interés en la lectura y los idiomas, al mismo tiempo que su bisabuelo comenzó a instruirle en el campo que lo haría famoso: las ciencias astrales. Después de estudiar medicina y contraer matrimonio, Nostradamus comenzó a hacer uso de su presunta capacidad para predecir el futuro, logrando publicar desde horóscopos hasta almanaques. Durante su segundo matrimonio, Michael comenzó a emplear su “don de clarividencia” y conforme sus presagios se iban cumpliendo, su popularidad iba creciendo. Nostradamus falleció a la edad de 62 años, el 2 de julio de 1566, a causa de un edema, pero dejó una gran cantidad de profecías escritas, las cuales están recopiladas en 10 tomos que se conocen como Centurias, de los cuales cada uno se encuentra elaborado con 100 predicciones de 4 versos cada una. Como bien lo menciona el portal ehowenespanol.com, las predicciones de Nostradamussorprenden al mundo cada vez que un acontecimiento conmociona al planeta, pero muchos sus pronósticos no siempre se cumplen. Sin embargo, al hombre también hay que darle el beneficio de la duda, pues según información de diversos portales en la web, existen algunas profecías que sí se han cumplido, pues pronosticó desde la caída de las Torres Gemelas hasta la llegada de Hitler al poder, así lo menciona el portal ABC. Entre estas profecías sí cumplidas podemos encontrar las siguientes: El nacimiento de Napoleón Bonaparte y su posterior alzamiento como emperador de Francia. Las dos bombas atómicas que Estados Unidos lanzó sobre las ciudades japonesas de Hiroshima y Nagasaki. Asesinato del Presidente de los Estados Unidos John F. Kennedy y la muerte de su hermano, el senador Robert Kennedy, quien falleció después de la una de la madrugada. El nacimiento de Hitler y su subida al poder. Los trágicos atentados sucedidos el 11 de septiembre de 2001 en E.U. cuando dos aviones chocaron contra las Torres Gemelas de Nueva York. El fin del mundo Es una de las más famosas del profeta, pero parece que no le atinó al año, pues en una de sus cuartetas afirmaba que “en el séptimo mes del año 1999 desde el cielo vendrá el gran rey del terror”, lo que muchos interpretaron como el fin, que no sucedió. La Tercera Guerra Mundial Según Nostradamus, ésta se iniciaría el 6 de septiembre de 2006, sin embargo no sucedió; además firmó que el año siguiente habría una pestilencia de la que ni jóvenes ni viejos ni bestias sobrevivirían, y tampoco sucedió. Su propia muerte Sí, por increíble que parezca Nostradamus intentó adivinar la fecha de su muerte. Predijo que iba a morir en noviembre de 1567, no obstante, Nostradamus murió a causa de un edema en julio de 1566, casi un año antes de lo que él mismo dijo. El Papa asesinado Como parte de su vaticinio de atentados en Italia, Nostradamus había previsto que para 2010 el Papa Benedicto XVI iba a ser atacado y muerto por una mujer. Algunos tienen sospechas de que esta profecía recae sobre la dudosa muerte de Juan Pablo I en 1978 Muerte de Juan Pablo II Según otra de sus profecías, el Papa iba a morir en la isla de Capri tras huir del Vaticano a causa de una invasión rusa, ya que iba a ser capturado e incinerado, sin embargo, Juan Pablo II murió en 2005 por causas naturales. Virus mortal En sus cuartetas, el astrologo anunciaba que para el año 2011 la humanidad entera sería víctima de una pandemia desencadenada por una guerra bacteriológica causada por armas químicas. El anticristo Según Nostradamus, el anticristo destruiría a tres países importantes en una larga guerra de aproximadamente 27 años, la cual comenzaría en 1999 y terminaría hasta el año 2026. Fin de España El profeta postuló que España iba a ser cautivada por el jefe del estado libio. Muchos seguidores del astrólogo francés creían que esta cuarteta estaba centrada en la figura de Muamar Gadafi, líder durante más de 42 de Libia y que fue asesinado en 2011. Caída de París El astrologo predijo que hacia 1999 en Francia iba a ser restaurada la monarquía. Según Nostradamus, a partir de ese momento, comenzaría la debacle en el país que iba a materializarse con sucesivas invasiones de los musulmanes. FUENTE: http://de10.com.mx/top-10/2017/07/02/10-profecias-de-nostradamus-que-no-se-cumplieron
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          The Zookeepers Wife (2017) 720p BluRay x264 DTS-WiKi   
The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Biography | Drama | History | War The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. Starring: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl, Iddo Goldberg, Michael McElhatton, Anna Rust, Johan Heldenbergh Director: Niki Caro […]
          7/1/2017: World: Invasion altering Antarctic’s ecosystem   

As climate change continues to cause massive melting and ice loss in Antarctica, new habitats may begin to open up for wildlife across the thawing continent, scientists say. But while that may sound like a boon for plants, microbes, birds and other...
          Comment on Does the PTO have a Right to Intervene in IPR Appeals? by Ned Heller   
Guest, you are talking about procedural injury. Case and controversy requires an invasion of a legal right owned by one party, or potential infringement of the legal right owned by the other party, here the patent owner. How is the government impacted by an invalid patent in any way different than the populace at large? Did you read that long quote from American Bell (1897) that says that the government is not harmed at all by the issuance of an invalid patent for invention, in contrast to an granting a land patent to the wrong person? The government owned the land and then lost it. In contrast, the inventor owns the invention and brings something new to the world. The government does not own that invention.
          Comment on Celgard: Important Challenge to the Federal Circuit’s Pervasive No-Opinion Judgments by Ned Heller   
Guest, you are talking about procedural injury. Case and controversy requires an invasion of a legal right owned by one party, or potential infringement of the legal right owned by the other party, here the patent owner. How is the government impacted by an invalid patent in any way different than the populace at large?
          Home invasion in Phoenix ends with death of one suspect   

Fox 10 PHOENIX (KSAZ) – A frightening home invasion reportedly took place in broad daylight in a West Phoenix neighborhood Friday, as two men with machetes barged into a home. The residents, however, reportedly fought back with a gun, and the … Continue reading

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          Global analysis finds unnecessary end-of-life treatment in hospitals is widespread   
The largest systematic review of the care of elderly patients hospitalised at the end of their life has found more than a third received invasive and potentially harmful medical treatments.
          Rozzano, fuoco e fumo nel cinema: sale evacuate, sei persone in ospedale    
L’allarme è scattato verso le 16.30. Fiamme innescate da un cortocircuito nel magazzino degli addetti alle pulizie. In poco tempo una densa coltre di fumo nero ha invaso i corridoi. Un centinaio le persone accompagnate all’esterno della struttura
          Edición 636 del Sábado 25 de Junio de 2011   
DOMINGO 26 de JUNIO ELECCIONES
a INTENDENTE MUNICIPAL- CONCEJALES
y TRIBUNAL de CUENTAS
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PROMESA A LA BANDERA
Alumnos de Cuarto Grado
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TANTI SIERRAS CLUB
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TORNEO DE PATÍN
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EXHIBICIÓN GIMNASIA ARTÍSTICA
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CARTA DE LECTORES

Estimado/a
Les informo que debido a la gestión personal del Sr. Daniel Hayland (Director de Deportes de la CONADIS), tenemos la oportunidad de seguir desarrollando esta nueva actividad del Básquet para Ciegos, ya que desde el 8 al 13 de Agosto próximo, en la localidad de Embalse - Río III - Córdoba, realizaremos un nuevo Campus de enseñanza, junto a los profesores y colaboradores que acompañan este proyecto.
La CONADIS ha ofrecido en forma gratuita, la estadía completa durante esos días a los PARTICIPANTES. Los CUPOS son LIMITADOS.
Si deseas participar, por favor de contactarse:
vía mail a ricardo@basquetparaciegos.com.ar o al (02477) 15688505.
Ricardo Molinari.
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HOSPITAL DOMINGO FUNES
El jueves por la tarde, la redacción de El Diarito se comunicó con la Dra. Rodriguez, vocera de la Asamblea del Hospital Domingo Funes, la que nos comunicó que tuvo lugar una reunión en horas de la mañana de este día, en el cual participaron Delegados de los hospitales de Cruz del Eje, Colonia Santa María y Río Cuarto vía internet, dada la distancia, resolviéndose continuar con la ASAMBLEA PERMANENTE con la atención como hasta el momento de solo GUARDIAS y URGENCIAS hasta el día miércoles 29 de junio, que se realizará un encuentro con movilización en la Ciudad de Córdoba Capital.
Además en estos días se hará entrega de notas con los reclamos a las autoridades del Hospital y al Ministerio de Salud.
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MUNICIPALIDAD DE TANTI
Llamado a Licitación Pública –
Ordenanza Nº 683/2011 Decreto Nº 102/2011.
Llámase a Licitación Pública para el día 18 de Julio de 2011, a las 11 hs, a fin de otorgar la contratación de la ejecución para la Obra Construcción de Red de Distribución Gas Natural sub etapa zona A , correspondiente a calle San Martín y Belgrano de la primera etapa, según DC Nº 1061. Valor del Pliego de Bases y Condiciones Pesos Trescientos Doce ($ 312.00.-). Los mismos podrán ser adquiridos en “Mesa de Entradas” de esta Municipalidad, de lunes a viernes de 07 : 30 a 13 : 00 hs.
El presupuesto oficial para dicha obra es de Pesos Un Millón Cuarenta y Ocho Mil Setecientos Cincuenta y Dos con Setenta y Tres centavos
($ 1.048.752,73). Tanti, Cba. Calle Manuel Belgrano Nº 142-
Tel. (03541) 498250
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LIMPIEZA VOLUNTARIA DEL RIÓ
INVITAMOS A TODOS LOS QUE QUIERAN COLABORAR CON LA LIMPIEZA VOLUNTARIA DEL ARROYO TANTI.
LA MISMA SE REALIZARÁ EL DÍA SÁBADO 2 DE JULIO, SALIMOS DESDE
LA PLAZA DE LOS ARTESANOS A LAS 14HS.
LOS ESPERAMOS Y AGRADECEMOS A TODOS LOS QUE NOS AYUDAN A CUIDAR EL MEDIO AMBIENTE!
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DEPARTAMENTO DE ARTE
Con gran éxito comenzaron los TALLERES DE PLÁSTICA (martes a las 15hs) dictados por el Pintor de la Vida Salvaje, Juan Márquez y organizados por el Departamento de ARTES dependiente de la Dirección de Cultura Municipal, en donde aún se encuentra abierta la inscripción. Los cupos son limitados.
El sábado 18 de junio a las 15hs, comenzó la actividad de los TALLERES LITERARIOS a ser dictados por el Escritor Sr. Jorge Gaillardou, también en la Dirección de Turismo, Cultura y Deportes (frente al Monumento a la Familia) –se ruega puntualidad.
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TANTI SIERRAS CLUB
GIMNASIA ARTISTICA
El grupo de gimnasia artística a cargo de la profesora Graciela Garrone invita a la EXHIBICIÓN a realizarse en las instalaciones del Tanti Sierras Club el SÁBADO 2 de JULIO a las 17:30 horas.
LOS ESPERAMOS!!
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PATÍN ARTÍSTICO: TORNEO EN LAGUNA LARGA
El sábado 4 de junio las alumnas de la profesora Mayra Bustos se presentaron en el Segundo Torneo Zonal en CAM
( Centro Artístico Musical ) de Laguna Larga organizado por la Federación Cordobeza,
logrando Antonella Debandi Scarfo el primer lugar en categoría FA 8 años, Melina Sayago tercer puesto en 4C 14 años, Antonella Cervellini sexto puesto 4C 11 años, y Valentina Ragessi sexto lugar en 4C 10 años.
FELICITACIONES PARA LAS ALUMNAS DEL TANTI SIERRAS CLUB.
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"20 de JUNIO" Día de la Bandera y fallecimiento
del General y Abogado Manuel Belgrano
El 20 de junio pasado, perdido entre un fin de semana largo, muy apto al turismo, se conmemoró: el día de "nuestra bandera", la bandera de la Patria y "la muerte de su creador; el General Belgrano", un hombre, que nació en la Buenos Aires de 1770, el mismo mes de junio, en que muriera 50 años más tarde, en esa misma ciudad.
Era hijo de una gran familia de 11 hermanos en que él era el cuarto, estudió en el Colegio de San Carlos, donde se recibe de Licenciado en Filosofía; su familia lo envía a España, donde estudia leyes y se recibe de abogado con solo 23 años, pero fue estudiar y volver, lleno de ideas revolucionarias para ser Secretario Vitalicio del Consulado de Buenos Aires, y más tarde participar en las Invasiones Inglesas y ser uno de los vocales de la 1* Junta de Gobierno Patrio en 1810. Pero con el objetivo de llevar la revolución a todo el Virreinato, y de contener el avance realista, fue nombrado "Jefe del Ejercito del Norte".
Al ir a Paraguay fundó, en Entre Ríos: la ciudad de "Mandisoví" y en Corrientes "Curuzú Cuatiá", venciendo a los españoles en Campichuelo pero fue derrotado en Paraguarí y Tacuarí.
Al regreso, lo enviaron a la Costa del Río Paraná y el 27 de febrero de 1812, en la barranca de Rosario, y a orillas de ese río, enarboló por primera vez la Bandera celeste y blanca, con un sol en su interior, sobre su franja central. Inspirado, al decir de unos por los colores del cielo, por otro en el manto de la Virgen (aunque ambos pueden conjugarse ya que era un gran creyente). En Jujuy ya jefe del ejercito del Norte instaló allí su cuartel general y la hizo bendecir.
Desobedeciendo las ordenes del gobierno de Buenos Aires de regresar a Córdoba, se queda en Tucumán y vence a los realistas el 24 de septiembre de 1812, como era el día de la Virgen de la Merced, en agradecimiento a la victoria, se nombró a dicha Virgen "Patrona del Ejercito".
Mas tarde derrotó a los realistas en Salta el 20 de febrero de 1813, y se dirige al Alto Perú (hoy Bolivia) pero lo vencen, en Vilcapugio y Ayohuma; debido a estas derrotas, entrega el Ejercito a San Martín en la "Posta de Yacasto" en Salta.
Al llegar a Buenos Aires, lo arrestan y lo procesan pero por sus reconocidos méritos lo liberan.
En Tucumán y Salta, por sus victorias recibió una gran recompensa dineraria, de 40.000, que el donó para crear cuatro escuelas.
Murió el 20 de junio de 1820, en una gran pobreza en la misma ciudad que lo vió nacer; el reloj que era su única pertenencia de valor, se lo entregó a su médico para pagarle por las múltiples atenciones que tuvo para con él. El reloj estaba en el museo de Buenos Aires, donde recientemente lo robaron...
Las escuelas nunca se hicieron. El actual gobierno nacional inauguró una hace 3 años donde se dijo que era la primera del mandato de Belgrano.
Esta una simple muestra del olvido a nuestro héroes y la falta de respeto a su palabra, además de los delitos que nos hacen perder nuestro patrimonio.
Belgrano descansa en el atrio de la iglesia de Santo Domingo, envuelto en su traje de dominico con que fuera sepultado.
Jóvenes, que el día de nuestra Bandera, el respeto a su creador, y el símbolo que ella representa esté siempre en la mira de Nuestros Ideales y Nuestros
Corazones.

Lic. Raquel Collasso de Ranieri
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ELECCIONES 2011
LISTADO DE MESAS MASCULINO:
ESCUELA D. F.SARMIENTO

MESA 1: Aballay Sergio hasta Bertona Lioni.
MESA 2: Bessi - Cejas.
MESA 3: Cepeda - Flores, Juan C.
MESA 4: Flores, Marcelo - Heredia, Juan C.
MESA 5: Heredia, Miguel A. - Massari, Gastón.
MESA 6: Massari Basualdo - Patiño Héctor.
MESA 7. Patiño, José A. - Rosso. Hugo.
MESA 8: Rosso, Miguel hasta Zorzoli.
LISTADO DE MESAS FEMENINAS:
IPEM N° 84 J.V.LESCANO
MESA 1: Aballay Carla hasta Benitez M.
MESA 2: Benotti hasta Chazarreta.
MESA 3: Chippino hasta Flores Nancy.
MESA 4: Flores, Rosario hasta Lancieri.
MESA 5: Landaida hasta Molina, Gabriela.
MESA 6: Molina, Ignacia hasta Peña, Vanesa.
MESA 7: Peña, Viviana hasta Sanchez, Zulma.
MESA 8: Sanchez, Bertone hasta Zuñiaga.
Nomina de designados para presidente de mesas y suplentes
MESAS MASCULINAS: Esc. D. F. Sarmiento
1.- BACA, Luis.
BERTONA LIONI, Juan José.
2.- BUSTOS, Claudio.
MACIO, Ruth Viviana.
3.- DURINA, Sergio Claudio.
DE BENEDITTIS. Martín.
4.- FERNANDEZ, Norberto.
ANDRADA, Omar.
5.-CARRIZO, Julio César.
CELOIRA, Mónica.
6.- FRIAS, Ignacio Nelson.
BARROS, Ezequiel.
7.- CORDOBA, Diego.
PALMER, Juan Manuel.
8.- LOPEZ, César.
FLORES, Gonzalo.
MESAS FEMENINAS: IPEM ° 84
1.- ALTAMIRANO, Gloria.
CASTILLO, Gloria.
2.- CEPEDA, Sandra Nahir.
DE CIA, Mónica Teresita.
3.- FERNANDEZ, María del Carmen.
DOMINGUEZ, Natalia Elizabeth.
4.- CORDOBA, Lorena Carolina.
MAJUL, Natalia.
5.- MUZZOPAPA, Iris.
LANCENI, María Luz.
6.- DONAHER, Adela.
LUENGO, Marcela.
7.- PEDERNERA, Sandra Noemí.
PERDERNERA, Nina Elisa.
8.- VILLAREAL, Daniela.
JECZMIENIOWSKI, María del Carmen.
Al cierre de esta edición la Junta electoral nos informó de la presentación de renuncias de algunos Presidentes de mesa, razón la cual se continúa convocando a los suplentes.
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VEDA ELECTORAL Y OTRAS PROHIBICIONES
La Junta Electoral Municipal de la localidad de Tanti, comunica a la población que con motivo de las elecciones previstas para el próximo domingo 26 de junio, donde se elegirá Intendente, Concejales y Tribunos de Cuentas, están vigentes las siguientes prohibición prescriptas por el Articulo 66 del Código Electoral Provincial (Ley 9571):
·- Desde 48 Horas antes de la iniciación de los comicios quedan prohibidos los actos públicos de proselitismo
·Desde las cero horas del día de los comicios y hasta tres horas inmediatas posteriores al cierre queda prohibido:
-La exhibición, depósito y portación de armas en los lugares de los comicios y hasta una distancia de 100 mts del perímetro.
-Los espectáculos al aire libre o en recintos cerrados, acontecimientos sociales, culturales, deportivos y toda clase de reunión publica.
-El expendio de cualquier clase de bebida alcohólica
-Ofrecer o entregar a los electores facsímiles de boletas de sufragio.
-El uso de banderas, divisas u otro distintivo por parte de los electores.
-La apertura de organismos partidarios dentro de un radio de 100 mts del lugar de votaciones.
-La publicación o difusión de resultados de encuestas, en bocas de urnas o similares.
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CAMBIO DE GESTIÓN,RENOVACIÓN DE ESPERANZA
Trabajo, proyectos, mucha promoción y un único objetivo: ocupar el lugar que queda vacante a partir de diciembre. Finalmente, la ardua tarea de reunir los distintos aspectos a mejorar y las posibles innovaciones anunciadas en diferentes actos, folletos y publicidades pasarán a la etapa de las concreciones, desde mañana; cuando finalice la jornada electoral y contemos con el nuevo nombre que ejercerá el cargo de ejecutivo municipal.
Si bien, el nuevo mandatario asumirá en su puesto recién en el último mes del año, la mayoría de ellos aseguró comenzar a trabajar apenas concluyan los comicios; para delinear sus puntos más importantes al frente de la localidad y para preparar la temporada turística, que ya estará iniciada al momento de su asunción.
Más allá de las propuestas y las preferencias, los candidatos Ana Cornaglia (Unión por Córdoba), Luis Azar (Unión Cívica Radical), Mario Castro (Es Posible), Jorge Cuello (Todos por Tanti), Héctor Gómez (Nuevo Encuentro) Alfredo Toledo (Unión Vecinal Federal), Alberto Busquier (Tanti Nuevo) y Gustavo Villa (Avance Republicano) concordaron en las falencias más urgentes que deben tener en cuenta para mejorar la calidad de vida de la gente de Tanti.
Por eso, aunque cada uno tenga un método distinto para realizar un cambio que mejore estas situaciones, todos parecen haber atendido el pedido general de la población. Casos como el de la salud, la integración social y la capacitación junto al trabajo se encuentran en primer lugar en las plataformas electorales; al igual que problemas ecológicos o de seguridad.

En una elección histórica para el pueblo, dónde ocho personas se postulan para convertirse en el nuevo intendente, existen diversas opciones para tomar una decisión antes de emitir el voto y hubo reiteradas oportunidades para conocer las intensiones de cada candidato. Lo único que queda es comprometerse con una lista y darle su apoyo con vista a los próximos cuatro años.
El esfuerzo de los candidatos conocerá su suerte mañana. Esperamos que la victoria o la derrota no los haga cambiar de parecer en cuanto a su ideología y sus promesas de campaña; teniendo en cuenta que incluso los perdedores pueden contribuir al desarrollo de la próxima gestión, en calidad de concejales.
Leslie Grasso
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CONCEJO DELIBERANTE:
Sesión Ordinaria
día:15/06/2011 hora: 17:30hs
Lugar: Sede Concejo Deliberante
Orden del Día:
Lectura Acta Anterior.
Asuntos enterados:
1) Correspondencia. Nota solicitando exencion ITV para habilitación de camión atmosférico. Se solicita información sobre Ordenanza y pasa a comisión.
2) Proyecto Ordenanza DEM: Regulación presentación de planos de poseedores de inmuebles. Pasa a Comisión de Política Social
3) Proyecto Ordenanza DEM: Exención derecho de aprobación de planos. Pasa a Comisión de Presupuesto al igual que el punto 4) Proyecto Ordenanza DEM: Modificación Ord. N* 657/10 Tarifaria 2011.
5) Proyecto Ordenanza Dem: Entrega de camas. Comisión Política social.
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COMISION COOPERADORA: EN ALERTA POR EL ESPACIO EDUCATIVO!!!
La Comisión Cooperadora del Jardín de Infantes “Domingo Faustino Sarmiento” de la localidad de Tanti se encuentra realmente preocupada por una serie de apremiantes cuestiones que afectan a la actividad normal y seguridad en general de las salas de cuatro y cinco años del mencionado jardín.
Si se trata de describir el lugar, la casa construida en el año 1928 y que fuera años más tarde (1986) obtenida producto de una herencia vacante de la Sra. Rosa de Hoselle de Espuler, tiene un corazón enorme, pero lamentablemente ya no cuenta con las dimensiones y distribución de espacios conforme al actual movimiento interno de 160 alumnos, divididos en dos turnos ( mañana y tarde ).
El personal afectado a la labor educativa se las ingenia para organizar la añeja vivienda desde una estrecha recepción, la cual oficia de Dirección y kitchenette por igual. Las menudas salas ( con un solo baño cada una y sin servicios sanitarios para docentes ni personal ) están conectadas entre si a través de angostas puertas ( no aptas para movilizar niños rápidamente en caso de emergencia!! ). Estos infantes de Tanti comparten a diario sus vivencias escolares entre estas paredes ( algunas de adobe...), bajo techos que no resisten la menor de las lluvias y con los juegos confinados en espacios sin ventana ni salida al exterior!
Dado el incansable reclamo a través del tiempo, finalmente el Jueves 16 de Junio, en horas del mediodía, miembros de la Comisión Cooperadora, acompañados por otros miembros de la Comunidad Educativa, fueron recibidos en el despacho del Director de Infraestructura Escolar del Ministerio de Educación del Gobierno de la Provincia de Córdoba, Carlos Pedetta, ocasión en la que se prometió ( quizás con el ánimo de acallar, apaciguar o postergar reclamos sociales en una coyuntura electoral ) enviar a Tanti un equipo técnico para relevar el terreno y el vetusto edificio. Si bien se había señalado que el Jardín tenía prioridad frente a otros asuntos, lamentablemente se reconoció que este gobierno provincial no tiene previsto contemplar la construcción de un nuevo jardín. Propusieron en cambio derivar el trámite al ámbito de la Nación...con un poco de suerte y tiempo....tal vez...quien sabe...?
Cómo no estar muy preocupados por un MERECIDO, ADECUADO Y SEGURO ESPACIO EDUCATIVO...?
NADA justifica en absoluto que en tantos años los niños nunca hayan contado con un edificio que se adecue a las REGLAMENTACIONES VIGENTES para establecimientos educativos. NADA!!!
¿Tenemos en potencia un “pequeño” Cromagnon? No es bestial alarmarse por la posibilidad de un espanto semejante.
Lo brutal es saber que hoy la urgencia para las autoridades provinciales ( responsables de antemano ante cualquier desastre en el Jardín de Tanti ) es demoler y reconstruir polémicas obras ( ...por ejemplo, la Casa de Gobierno... ) que sólo responden a conveniencias electorales, faraónicas, millonarias, que les da poder....PODER para reírse y aprovecharse de la pobreza del pueblo!!!
COMISIÓN COOPERADORA 2011
Patricia Moreira
Presidente
Cel: 03541-15585047
Ana Simes
Secretaria
Cel:03541-15575506
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REIKI LINAJE KUAN YIN SANACIÓN MAGNIFICADA
*Porque esta clase de Reiki proporciona la apertura del corazón?
Porque cuando se inicia a la persona o esta recibe tratamiento se reactiva una glándula, el Timo que está sobre el corazón y esta secreta la hormona llamada "humor", al comenzar a funcionar asi al corazón con alegría y amor.
Y quien posee un corazón abierto comienza a tener una mente clara, entonces los problemas dejan de
serlo pues los resuelve desde el buen humor, superando la ansiedad, el enojo, y el ruido.
*Y que relación tiene con sentirse protegido, asistido?
Al actuar en los diario con el corazón abierto y la mente clara, nos comunicamos desde esa frecuencia con las demás personas y solo se cruzan en nuestro "dial" situaciones relacionadas con esta frecuencia de amor que portamos, quedando fuera del alcance de Frecuencias o Energías densas o bajas quedando libre nuestro camino de lo comúnmente llamada "mala onda".
Solo atraemos lo que somos en cada momento por lo tanto si soy amorosa y estoy serena solo ocasionaré esa clase de situaciones.
Es una gran oportunidad tomar una sección o iniciarse como "sanadora magnificada" porque tomo un lugar
nuevo en mis relaciones, en la familia y en la comunidad que habito...
Puedes reconocerte y saber de tu real misión de vida desde esta misericordia técnica de sanación.
Lic. Mabel Ruffini
Maestra Magnified Healing- Reiki Rinaje Ruan Yin
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CONVOCATORIA ABIERTA
Se invita a todos los músicos de la región que se desempeñan en la actividad de manera independiente
( estén activos o no) ,a una charla informativa a los fines de la creación de la ASOCIACIÓN de MÚSICOS UNIDOS e INDEPENDIENTE de CÓRDOBA. La misma se realizará en calle Mariano Moreno
( La Vestal, Casa de las Estatuas) Tanti, el día miércoles 29 de junio a las 21 horas.
MÚSICOS AUTOCONVOCADOS DE TANTI
Consultas : (03541) 15661471
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ACTIVIDADES
DE JULIO
Viernes 1- Copa América
Proyección partido Argentina vs Bolivia 21:30hs Centro Cultural Acceso libre
Sábado 2 : Cine para todos
19:00hs Centro Cultural
Taller Literario
15:00 a 17:00hs Dirección de turismo, cultura y deporte
Escritor Jorge Gallardo
Domingo 3: Ciclo de conferencias
Cultura Musical Profesor Miguel Ángel
17:00hs Centro Cultural


          17:25 - Crece el pago de salarios en especie: en varias provincias ofrecen bonos de súper a los empleados   
La actual situación económica que sacude al interior del país obliga a los empresarios a diseñar peripecias para cumplir el pago de sueldos. Ante la abrupta caída en las ventas, la invasión de importaciones y la estrepitosa suba de las tarifas de servicios, comenzaron a surgir en algunas provincias el pago de "salarios en especie".
          Tracey Cox Takes to Twitter to Support #SmearForSmear Campaign   

Tracey Cox Twitter #SmearForSmear

Tracey Cox has taken to Twitter to show her support for #SmearForSmear.

The #SmearForSmear hashtag, cervical cancer's answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge, has flooded Twitter as thousands of females showcase their best smeared lipstick selfie with the aim to raise awareness about cervical cancer and to encourage women to attend a smear test.

The charity behind the viral campaign is Jo's Trust, a cervical cancer charity dedicated to providing support and raising awareness about the disease.

Tracey's own experience with cervical cancer means that she is particularly passionate about the movement.

"I had severe cervical cancer - one step off invasive - when I was 30 years old. If I hadn't had a smear test, the doctors said I would have been dead within two years," says Tracey.

"Getting a regular smear test stops it ever getting to the frightening stage, because if caught early enough, there's rarely a problem. I've spent my life telling all my friends to get regular smear tests. They all dutifully go now and love knowing they're safe and healthy. Go for yours NOW!"

A smear test is a method of detecting abnormal cells on the cervix (the entrance to the womb from the vagina). Detecting and removing abnormal cervical cells can help to prevent cervical cancer.

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          Reactie op Wat de media NIET vertelden rondom MH17… door Sub Rosa   
MSN 4.7 : Ik ben op de hoogte van de oliebelangen in de Golan via Genie oil. Zoals U zelf schrijft is de Golan bezet door Israël. Het is dus Israël dat daar de lakens uitdeelt. (en de vergunningen). Trouwens wie heeft er de werkelijke macht in de USA en welke belangen worden daar gediend dan wel verraden. De USA gedragen zich hier als een vazal van Tel Aviv. Dit betekent ook "sponsoren" waarvoor de USA belastingbetaler wordt geplunderd. De USA en andere vazallen, voeren ook oorlog in het Midden Oosten om de belangen van Tel Aviv te beschermen, ook als dit tegen hun eigen belangen ingaat. Deze olie en pijpleidingen belangen kunnen niet los gezien worden van het Oded Yinon plan om het Midden Oosten te balkaniseren via oorlogen en chaos. Terzelfder tijd is deze chaos nodig om de EUSSR te overspoelen met vreemdelingen invasies ten einde er het Coudenhove Kalergi plan uit te voeren. Van je "vrienden" (sic) moet je het inderdaad hebben!!! Putin heeft er inderdaad zijn belangen, maar Rusland is niet verantwoordelijk voor de oorlogen en chaos van de laatste 30 jaar in het Midden Oosten en Noord Afrika. In Syrië staat hij ten andere aan de zijde van het wettelijke gezag en steunt geen terroristen zoals de "duivel" in Tel Aviv!!!. Ik ken Martin Armstrong en uit wiens hand men eet, diens woord men spreekt. Enkele jaren gevangenis laten ook hun sporen na!!! MSN, een goede poging maar je zal betere argumenten moeten vinden om de aandacht van de "duivel" af te leiden.
          Profesionales de Urgencias del Hospital Torrecárdenas amplían sus competencias en ventilación mecánica no invasiva   
La formación ha sido impartida en colaboración con el área de Urgencias del Hospital de Montilla, en Córdoba - Fuente: www.juntadeandalucia.es
          Warum Frau Merkel zwingend abgewählt werden muss.   
Merkel ohne Programm Keine Ideen, kein Aufbruch, nichts!
Ihre Partei gähnt vor Langeweile, sie selbst glänzt derzeit durch Nichtstun - und trotzdem sind CDU und Angela Merkel wieder obenauf. Doch die Kanzlerin hat keine weitere Amtszeit verdient.
Keine Ideen, kein Aufbruch, keine Vorstellung, wo das Land hinwill. Nichts. Im Gegenteil, Merkel strahlt aus: Wo wir sind, ist vorn. Bloß nicht bewegen. Welch ein Trugschluss.


Die Systemmedien geben sich in der Regel alle Mühe, zu erklären, wie beliebt Frau Merkel wäre.

Schaut vom allerdings anonymisierte Umfragen an, so ergibt sich ein vollständig konträres Bild.

focus Umfrage  26.06.2017


Da gab es zum Beispiel eine Umfrage bei T-Online, so ähnlich, „Wer macht das Rennen, Merkel oder Schulz.“
Schon die Fragestellung ist die reine Manipulation. Etwa so, welches Bein hätten sie den lieber gebrochen, das Linke oder das Rechte.

Schlicht, überhaupt keins, aber diese „Wahlmöglichkeit“ besteht nicht. Und so soll der Konsument dazu bewegt werden, das zu wählen, was man kennt.
Ergo Merkel – denn die kennen wir ja schon zur genüge.

So wählen dann die Manipulierten „Merkel“ ohne das sie bemerken, dass genau das, das gewollte Resultat ist, woraus die Lügenpresse dann Umfragewerte für Merkel von 53 % produziert.

Im oben verlinkten Spiegelartikel heißt es weiter:
Welches große politische Projekt bringt man mit Merkel in Verbindung? Welchem Gesetzesvorhaben hat sie ihren Stempel aufgedrückt? Was will sie, außer weiter an der Macht bleiben?

Außer das Merkel Millionen Invasoren unkontrolliert nach Deutschland einlud, hat sie nichts bewegendes unternommen. Diese Fremden aus moslemischen Ländern, unter denen sich ein verschwindend geringer Anteil von Kriegsflüchtlingen befindet, fluten noch immer Europa und nach den Wahlen, passen Sie gut auf, wird der Familiennachzug in ungeahntem Ausmaß beginnen und alle europäischen Länder, die keine Flüchtlinge aufnehmen wollen, werden unter Federführung von Merkel von dem Verein EU bestraft. Das wird uns Deutsche alle Sympathien bei unseren Nachbarn kosten und die Völker aneinanderhetzen.

Im oben verlinkten Spiegelartikel heißt es weiter:
Bis zum Ende der Legislaturperiode 2021 sagt die Steuerschätzung ein zusätzliches Steueraufkommen von mehr als 110 Milliarden Euro in vier Jahren voraus. Hat man von Merkel irgendwann mal gehört, was sie mit diesem Geld machen will? Investitionen in die Infrastruktur? Bildung? Integration? Steuerstrukturreformen?


Hat sie einen Plan? Hat sie nicht.
Und diese Frau will von uns gewählt werden?
Frau Merkel ist überfällig zur Abwahl. Wie seinerzeit Kohl, der letztendlich von Merkel gestürzt wurde.
In der sogenannten christlichen Union ist aber niemand, der es wagen würde Merkel zu stürzen, denn die infrage kommenden Frauen oder Männer wurden von Merkel und ihren Seilschaften, von denen nicht wenige in der kommunistischen DDR , genau wie Merkel,  ihre sozialistischen Weihen erhielten.
Also bleibt nur die Abwahl und die ist absolut nötig.




Zum Thema:

Wo bleibt eigentlich das Kind mit dem Weckruf „der Kaiser ist ja nackt!“?

http://www.journalalternativemedien.info/meinungen-kommentare/ra-lutz-schaefer-kurios/



          India and China: An unresolved squabble   
FIFTY years on from China's invasion of north-east India, our correspondent visits Tawang, a remote Himalayan border town still claimed by both countries
          Skylar Green   
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          Cardiofysiologisch laborant invasief (interventie verpleegkundige) - ZorgSaam Zeeuws-Vlaanderen - Zeeuws-Vlaanderen   
Stichting ZorgSaam Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. ZorgSaam maakt op deze manier de zorg nog menselijker en persoonlijker.... €2.567 - €3.774 per maand
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          AANP & INM Releases FAQ For Consumers   

Naturopathic medicine emphasizes prevention and self-healing, treating each person holistically to establish optimal health. This is according to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), which has released a new FAQ for consumers on the definition and focus of naturopathic medicine, in partnership with the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM). The FAQ describes naturopathic medicine’s Therapeutic Order, which identifies the natural order in which all therapies should be applied to provide the greatest benefit with the least potential for damage. From least to most invasive, these are the therapeutic approaches employed by naturopathic doctors: Remove obstacles to health Stimulate the self-healing mechanisms Strengthen weakened systems Correct structural integrity Use natural substances to restore and regenerate Use pharmacological substances to halt progressive pathology Use high force, invasive modalities (e.g. surgery, radiation, chemotherapy) “Naturopathic doctors don’t just identify and treat illnesses; we treat patients holistically to restore them to good health,” said Michelle Simon, PhD, ND. “We do that by identifying the underlying causes of illness, and developing personalized plans to address them. In that regard, naturopathic medicine focuses on health care, not sick care.” Naturopathic doctors are educated and trained in accredited naturopathic medical colleges. While many naturopathic doctors are trained [...]

The post AANP & INM Releases FAQ For Consumers appeared first on Natural Practitioner Magazine.


          A beekeepers' perspective on bee health   
(NC) The honeybee industry has experienced many struggles over the past decade. Challenges have included the Varroa mite, diseases, invasive pests, and poor winter weather conditions. Despite these challenges, Lee Townsend, Alberta beekeeper and vice-president, TPLR Honey Farms Ltd. believes that “the Canadian honeybee industry is thriving and vibrant.”
          #26 Usuarios de Adblock vs Webmasters: La guerra en la Red por los anuncios aceptables   

#4 uBlock, como han dicho más arriba, va bastante bien. En el móvil uso el navegador Adblock Browser, que se lo zampa casi todo.

#18 me temo que esto es ya un justos por pecadores. La existencia de este tipo de programas han conseguido que la publicidad no sea tan invasiva, pero es que muchos hemos acabado hasta las narices de publicidad a pantalla completa, vídeos, audios y demás mierda molestando. Aún recuerdo con horror aquella publicidad de una puñetera bruja riéndose hace más de 10 años que empezaba a sonar provocándote un infarto y ni siquiera sabías de qué web de las que tenías abierta venía...

» autor: Valsereg


          #11 La invasión de los calentólogos   

#1 {0x1f4fc} www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiUAovbXtwU

» autor: difusion


          #20 Usuarios de Adblock vs Webmasters: La guerra en la Red por los anuncios aceptables   

#15 Cada visita tiene su coste (servidores, ancho de banda, sysadmins, etc...) Si eres un gorrón, que no quiere ni ver la publicidad, ¿Por qué regla de tres necesita un webmaster soportar tu gasto? Yo preferiría reservar esos preciados (y caros) recursos para quien me aporte algo o aprecie mi trabajo, no para el gorrón de turno.
Como veo mucho purista, vamos a poner un ejemplo: Imagina que tienes un bar con wifi y tienes las terrazas llenas de gente que no consume absolutamente nada y no quieren ni ver que las sillas las ha patrocinado CocaCola y por si fuera poco te dicen que te portes bien y te compres sillas sin publicidad y mas cómodas (invasivas). Tu en cambio pagas religiosamente tus impuestos, tasas al ayuntamiento por la terraza, incluso el coste del wifi. Preferiría que no estés y no molestes, para que las sillas estén libres para los clientes que consuman en el local o que como mínimo hagan que mis patrocinadores tengan interés en mi local. Los demás ni agua del grifo.

» autor: merinet


          #10 La invasión de los calentólogos   

#9 Si con eso te contentas, 24 horas abiertos locales y tabernas. Para asegurar el momento.

» autor: sinson


          (USA-OH-Cleveland) PA-Outpatient-Hosp-ProviderObGyn-Women's-Health   
**Job Summary:** The Department of Ob/Gyn Women's Health has an opening for a Physician Assistant. This opportunity is open to new graduates who have a desire to work independently. The ideal candidate be will highly motivated and be active participant in the Chronic Pelvic Pain program in the Women's Health. Outpatient Hospital Midlevel Provider (T31170, D29020) With the supervision of a Physician, (as per O.R.C. 4730) performs complete histories and physicals on patients of all ages to establish and record patient's current health status and to develop a working diagnosis and treatment plan to provide continuing medical care, including daily examinations, writing orders, chart notes, discharging patients and completing discharge summaries, in a variety of clinical settings. Practices as privileged by the Board of The Department of Ob/Gyn Women's Health has an opening for a Nurse Practitioner. This opportunity is open to new graduates who have a desire to work independently. The ideal candidate be will highly motivated and be active participant in the Chronic Pelvic Pain program in the Women's Health. The Department of Ob/Gyn Women's Health has an opening for a Nurse Practitioner. This opportunity is open to new graduates who have a desire to work independently. The ideal candidate be will highly motivated and be active participant in the Chronic Pelvic Pain program in the Women's Health. Governors. Provides outpatient and/or hospital based care to patients (more than 50% of their time) with complex, acute, and chronic health conditions, in the Hospital care role. Practices in a setting that requires the performance of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to manage acute and chronic health problems, working with multi-disciplinary teams. **Responsibilities:** + Conducts thorough medical histories, performs complete physical examinations (where indicated), initiates appropriate lab, radiology tests or other special tests required for evaluation of illness, and scrutinizes lab data on new and former clinic patients and hospital admissions to establish a record of the patient's current health status and to develop a working diagnosis and treatment plan with direct review by a physician. + Works with autonomy within applicable state law under direction of supervising physician. + Performs and interprets, at least to the point of recognizing deviations from normal, common laboratory, radiologic, cardiographic and other routine diagnostic procedures used to identify pathophysiologic processes as privileged by CCF Credentialing Board. + Performs routine procedures such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, managing simple conditions produced by infection or trauma, assisting in the management of more complex illness and injury which may include assisting surgeons in conducting operations and taking initiative in performing evaluation and therapeutic procedures in response to life-threatening situations, as privileged by CCF Credentialing Board. + Performs specialized procedures, including bone marrow aspirations, biopsies and harvest, blood draws, designated IV starts, spinal taps, thoracentesis and paracentesis as well as other specific procedures as directed by the physician, following approval by CCF Credentialing Board. + Provides information and answers routine questions of patients regarding their disease, including preventive health maintenance topics such as diet, weight, smoking and topics related to medical specialty, with basic recommendations. + Educates patients regarding their disease, treatments, related drug and treatment side effects and hazards. Assists with record keeping, completes appropriate patient medical chart, transcribes lab data and routine correspondence, as directed and reviewed by physician. + Refers patients to physicians as appropriate for consultation or for specialized health resources and treatment. + Ensures continuity of care by serving as a liaison between patient and other members of the multi-disciplinary care team or with other specialty areas as necessary. + Performs research follow-up studies as directed by the supervision of a physician. + Assists in data analysis. + Participates in quality monitoring thru the review of records and treatment plans for patient outcomes on a periodic basis to assure quality care. + Facilitates appropriate length of stay, discharge planning and compliance with regulatory standards for inpatient management. + May serve as clinical preceptor for PA students and other health professionals. + Demonstrates a high standard of moral and ethical behavior. + Demonstrates compassion and professionalism and a commitment to excellent patient care. + Other duties as assigned. **Education:** + Graduate of an A.R.C.-approved Physician Assistant Program. Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies and/or applicable state license through the State Medical Board for certificate to practice. **Certifications:** + Current certification as a Physician Assistant through the NCCPA. + Must have Prescriptive authority or eligible to apply for licensure to prescribe from the State Medical Board within the first 6 months of hiring. + Must have approved Physician Supervision Agreement (listed on State Medical Board website) and/or signed addendum to Physician Supervision Agreement. + Must be privileged by CCF's Credentialing Board. If candidate has held a license to prescribe within another jurisdiction and needs to obtain a Master's degree in order to apply for CT prescribe from applicable state, the candidate will be subject for review for eligibility for hiring within our system. + Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) + Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) + Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA) **Complexity of Work:** + Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. + Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. + Good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. + Demonstrated competency and the ability to perform advanced assessment, diagnosis, treatment plan development and invasive procedures as per clinical privileges. **Work Experience:** + Depending on practice, surgical fields may require surgical experience. **Physical Requirements:** + Ability to push/pull patients as part of a team to various positions, to move/push medical equipment and supplies. + Requires extensive walking, sitting and stair climbing. + Ability to obtain safety precautions against blood borne pathogens by using protective gear. **Personal Protective Equipment:** + Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required. The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be offered smoking cessation assistance and will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
          (USA) Registered-Respiratory-Therapist-RRT-Float   
**Job Summary:** Provides assessment, treatment, care and evaluation for patients with respiratory insufficiencies. **Responsibilities:** + Must float to multiple CCHS locations to perform respiratory care services for the geriatric, adult and pediatric patient population in a variety of inpatient settings like critical care, obstetrics, emergency department, and behavioral health. + Must maintain site specific competencies/certifications for each CCHS location. + Must develop and maintain relationships with multidisciplinary care teams at each location and local/enterprise respiratory clinical leadership. + Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment and develops a plan of care based on diagnosis. + Directs respiratory staff for delivery of care. + Implements and monitors patient care plan with advanced monitoring techniques. + Performs airway management including intubation, pulmonary function testing and point of care testing as well as invasive procedures including arterial line placement. Administers specialty gas, bronchoscopy assistance and advanced modes of ventilation. + Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate. + Performs advanced respiratory care modalities. + Evaluates respiratory practice, administration of medications, and treatment based on patient outcomes. + Educates the patient and family about the illness and provides information about community support groups and other available programs. + At sites where applicable, the employee will perform blood gas puncture and analysis. + If the employee is designated as a Technical Consultant by the blood gas Laboratory Director, the employee must meet minimum qualifications as specified by the CLIA code of federal regulations. + Other duties as assigned. **Education:** + Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy program. + Bachelor's Degree preferred. + Diploma and/or transcripts must be provided for validation. **Certifications:** + Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care. + Ohio Respiratory Care Professional (RCP) Board licensure. + Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and/or Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (NPS) certification when appropriate for site. **Complexity of Work:** + Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. + Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. **Work Experience:** + Prior experience in critical care preferred. + Neonatal/pediatric experience preferred when appropriate for site. + Prior experience performing invasive procedures preferred when appropriate for site. **Physical Requirements:** + Good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination. + Normal hearing and vision or corrected to normal range. + May require sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time. **Personal Protective Equipment:** + Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required. \#LI-KJ1 The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be offered smoking cessation assistance and will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
          (USA) Registered-Respiratory-Therapist-RRT   
**Job Summary:** Provides assessment, treatment, care and evaluation for patients with respiratory insufficiencies. **Responsibilities:** + Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment and develops a plan of care based on diagnosis. + Directs respiratory staff for delivery of care. Implements and monitors patient care plan. + Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate. + Performs advanced respiratory care modalities. + Evaluates respiratory practice, administration of medications, and treatment based on patient outcomes. + Educates the patient and family about the illness and provides information about community support groups and other available programs. + At sites where applicable, the employee will perform blood gas puncture and analysis. + If the employee is designated as a Technical Consultant by the blood gas Laboratory Director, the employee must meet minimum qualifications as specified by the CLIA code of federal regulations. + Other duties as assigned. **Education:** + Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy program. + Bachelor's Degree preferred. + Diploma and/or transcripts must be provided for validation. **Certifications:** + Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care. + Ohio Respiratory Care Professional (RCP) Board licensure. + Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) + Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) + Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA) + Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) through American Heart Association (AHA) **Complexity of Work:** + Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. + Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. **Work Experience:** + Prior experience in critical care preferred. + Neonatal/pediatric experience preferred when appropriate for site. + Prior experience performing invasive procedures preferred when appropriate for site. **Physical Requirements:** + Good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination. + Normal hearing and vision or corrected to normal range. + May require sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time. **Personal Protective Equipment:** + Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required. \#LI-KJ1 The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be offered smoking cessation assistance and will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
          #9 La invasión de los calentólogos   

#7 Nada comparable con tomar un café con leche en la plaza de...

» autor: Alaalbar


          #8 La invasión de los calentólogos   

#6 Sí, está claro que lo de esta señora y sus congéneres está a otro nivel.

» autor: Fullmoon


          #7 La invasión de los calentólogos   

#6 Lo más placentero se goza con la parte de cerebro, digamos, más arcaica.
Comer, cagar y follar al momento no tiene precio.

» autor: sinson


          #26 La desaparición de un solo insecto polinizador altera todo un ecosistema   

#14 Si, la segunda son las especies invasoras

» autor: correcorrecorre


          (USA-NJ-Paterson) Respiratory Therapist   
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”. Job Overview Under general supervision and according to established procedure specific to age and upon order of a physician provides respiratory care designed to stabilize, prevent or remedy patient respiratory problems. In doing so, arranges and operates a variety of oxygen and other therapeutic gas equipment in order to safely administer prescribed doses of medical gases and aerosolized drugs to patients. Checks equipment regularly for proper functioning and records data obtained during therapy and diagnostic testing in patient charts. Draws, analyzes, and reports ABGs to physicians and nurses. Involved with adult ventilator weaning protocol and MDI protocol. Participates in embracing excellence and relationship based care. Verifies and interprets physician orders to determine requirements, medication and dosages ordered and possible interactions. Recommends MDI/ DPI as alternatives medications and following MDI protocol. Serves as a clinical consultant and attends patient rounds with the Medical and Nursing staff. Oxygen therapy and precautions to be observed, and alters procedures as necessary to provide respiratory therapy in accordance with physician orders. Knowledgeable to operate Pyxis, maintain draw with accurate medication count, and the respiratory patient specific draw to store with the proper patient's MDIs. Responsible for proper documentation, complete patient assessment on all patients, and to complete treatment/ equipment charges. Responsible for documentation of eMAR. Writes legibly on respiratory notes. Responsible for preventing missed treatments/therapy and logging missed treatments in the missed log book. Explains and educates all treatment procedures to patient and/or family members to ally fears, elicit cooperation, and ensure proper technique of therapy. Follows protocol for infection control policy in all respiratory equipment and machines. Utilizes equipment in adhering to departmental safety procedures by placing and fitting face mask, annuals, arranging tent or hood securing endotracheal, tracheotomy tubes in position and so forth according to procedure performed. Attends to CPR's and RRT's. Performs external or internal patient transports. Performs diagnostic test and procedures. Reviews patients charts for past medical history and current diagnosis, in order to give proper report. Follows all ABG department policies, responsible for all ventilator setting changes, and oxygen therapy as per MD-s order. Reports to MD, RN of an ABG result of considered panic values within required time, and enters data to lab system completely avoiding pending logs. Assist in intubation and initiates, set up and monitors patients on continuous ventilation including maintenance of airway patency, suctioning, and ensuring ventilators/NIVmachines are functioning properly. Check ventilator alarms int./ ext. Performs respiratory weaning protocols/ extubation and non invasive ventilations all in accordance to Respiratory policy. Entering intubations/extubations in the log book in all labs. Makes regular rounds of assigned patients to ensure physicians' orders are being followed and patient is monitored. Maintain a good shift report to incoming Respiratory therapist. Make sure equipment is in good working condition, properly regulated. Complete patient charges, enters all respiratory orders, and or cancel orders as needed. Assists/coordinates in the orientation of new employees and training respiratory therapy students. Adheres to all departmental policies and in reporting Emergency situation; Chain of Command. Participates in Emergency triage disaster Planning. Maintains knowledge of current trends and techniques in the field by reading appropriate journals, books and other advance literatures. Frequently access the Respiratory Therapy IntraNet websites to be aware of new memos, policies, in-services, and educational information. . Attends and participates in departmental in-service and staff meetings. Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned. Special Projects Work requires a Graduate of an approved A.M.A. school for Respiratory Therapy. Must be Certified Respiratory Therapist and have a Licensed as a Respiratory Therapist by the New Jersey State Board of Respiratory Care. Registration required as a Respiratory Therapist. Work requires the analytical ability to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles. Must be able to explain clinical, technical and diagnostic procedures to patients and their families, comforting patients and their families, enforcing policies and regulations in difficult situations, or performing other duties requiring a comparable level of communication skill. Work requires providing direct patient care to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, young adult, adult and geriatric patient Requisition ID: 2017-10664 Shift: Day Shift Hours AM/PM: 7:00AM-3:00PM Department: SJ RESP THER External Company Name: St. Joseph?s Healthcare System External Company URL: www.StJosephsHealth.org
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          Invasão de Extraterrestres Nos Jogos Olímpicos 2012   

Um dos maiores especialistas em Ovnis do Reino Unido deu sua opinião sobre a probabilidade de extraterrestres aparecerem, de repente, em nossos céus, e como a comunidade internacional iria responder a este evento.
 
Nick Pope, que durante mais de duas décadas esteve no controle do Ministério da Defesa disse que, grandes eventos públicos, assim como os Jogos Olímpicos de Londres, seriam um horário nobre, para que aeronaves de outros mundos se apresentassem para a humanidade.Ele advertiu:


“Assim como os eventos públicos internacionais, que colocam todos em estado de alerta para o terrorismo, nós também devemos lançar nossos olhos mais longe e estarmos preparados até mesmo para o mais aparentemente insondável”.

As obrigações de Pope, no Ministério da Defesa, incluiram relatórios de investigação de OVNIs, entre 1991 e 1994, e dizem que ele começou sua pesquisa como cético, antes de se tornar convencido de que os avistamentos levantados pela defesa, eram importantes para a segurança nacional e as questões da segurança aérea.

Ele estava particularmente interessado nos casos em que as testemunhas eram pilotos, ou onde os OVNIs foram rastreados no radar, e disse que havia outros crentes entre os seus antigos colegas.

    Ele disse: “Foi uma crença amplamente difundida nos círculos do Ministério da Defesa, de que os extraterrestres têm sido capazes de nos detectar durante décadas, através de transmissões de TV e rádio”.

“O que antes parecia coisa de ficção científica está constantemente a ser realizado pelos órgãos centrais como distintamente real”.

“Se os estrangeiros têm estudado a nossa psicologia, eles podem optar por aparecer em nossos céus em uma data significativa - a cerimônia de encerramento dos Jogos Olímpicos é uma data que está sendo amplamente divulgada por grupos de conspiração”.

“As bombas atômicas detonadas na década de 1940, e a tecnologia de foguetes desde então desenvolvida teria, sem dúvida, alertado civilizações alienígenas próximas de nossa existência”.
“Em sua chegada, é difícil dizer o que fariam: explorar, ajudar ou destruir. Nossos recursos fazem-nos uma grande ameaça especial”.

Esperemos que, se os extraterrestres vierem e se apresentarem para nós, eles venham com um espírito de amizade, carinho e compartilhamento de aprendizagem, mas Pope disse que o governo também foi preparado para os piores cenários.

“O governo deve e tem planejado, para o pior cenário: Ataque alienígena e invasão alienígena”.


Ônibus espaciais, lasers de energia dirigida e de armas estão todos comprometidos, através do Plano de guerra para uma Invasão Alienígena e defesa, contra quaisquer naves alienígenas em órbita.

“Se Ovnis entrarem em nossa atmosfera, os jatos da RAF, equipados com armas tecnologicamente avançadas e mísseis de última geração, estariam prontos para entrar na briga, para proteger os Jogos Olímpicos”.

“E se os alienígenas desembarcarem num movimento sem precedentes, não tenho dúvida de que todo o Exército teria que se juntar na luta”.

Falando sobre o impacto cultural de extraterrestres, desde os primeiros casos amplamente relatados na década de 1940, ele disse: “É interessante notar que todos nós fomos, de certa forma, preparados para lidar com uma invasão alienígena – através de jogos de estratégia e resistência de consoles, em batalhas extraterrestres, ajudando assim as pessoas a se adequar a uma realidade alienígena hostil”.

“A nossa falha principal é a falta de conhecimento. Estamos limitados na medida do que sabemos sobre as espécies exóticas”.

O papel de Pope no governo foi uma vez descrita como a trabalhar nos Arquivos X do Reino Unido. Seu último papel no Ministério da Defesa, realizado até 2006, foi a de diretor de segurança e Defesa, e desde que deixou o cargo, ele começou a dar palestras e entrevistas para TV sobre seus pontos de vista sobre a existência de OVNIs.

 Pope ainda acrescentou: “Os extraterrestres podem possuir armas ou tecnologia avançada que não tenho nenhuma idéia. Os extraterrestres podem ter invisibilidade, um raio da morte, teletransporte, campos de força e outras coisas que não podemos sequer adivinhar. Além disso, a unidade é fundamental, mas como a história é dita, isso não é tão fácil”.

“O curso lógico, é unir o mundo contra a ameaça alienígena, combinando nossa força militar e de luta no âmbito das Nações Unidas. Mas alguns países não podem lutar”.

“Nós vimos este tipo de traição e covardia na Segunda Guerra Mundial. Embora algumas pessoas corajosas juntaram-se à Resistência, grande parte da França aceitou a ocupação nazista”.

Pope conclui: “A falha final, e talvez a maior, é a preparação. Com os eventos públicos de grandes massas, estamos todos em estado de alerta para o terrorismo. Mas também devemos lançar nossos olhos mais longe e estar preparados até mesmo para o mais aparentemente insondável”.

Tradução e adaptação de texto: Gério Ganimedes


Comentário do Autor

Os ventos do acobertamento viram a página dos eventos mundiais e os manipuladores de informação já começam a alertar, sobre um antes, apenas hipotético, agora possível e até iminente “ATAQUE ALIENÍGENA” mortal e destruidor. Neste anúncio de duas faces, vejo claramente duas hipóteses: Uma falsa invasão, com propósitos ainda desconhecidos está sendo implantada na mente das pessoas, ou já sabem muito além, das reais intenções e aproximação de uma raça alienígena invasora e maligna. Uma coisa me deixa intrigado: Um ex-oficial de Defesa e Segurança de um REINO se transforma em ufólogo e especialista em ovnis, e inicia uma campanha para alertar sobre a presença extraterrestre e sobre uma possível chegada ou invasão durante os jogos olímpicos, cria uma situação no mínimo duvidosa na sua postura. Porque o Reino Unido permitiria que um ex-funcionário da Rainha, saísse falando publicamente, em palestras e entrevistas, abrindo o jogo e divulgando pesquisas de registros ovnis, e até mesmo "levantando lebres", sobre chegada de naves e invasão extraterrestre?
Tem pedra neste arroz, quase quebrei os dentes.
Fiquem bem...
Gério Ganimedes

Nota: Muito estranha esta reportagem. Os únicos extraterrestres que estão neste mundo, desde que eles foram expulsos do céu, são satanás e seus anjos caídos. Estes estão trabalhando, incansavelmente, para enganar e desviar a humanidade da verdade revelada na palavra de Deus. Como disse Jesus: "nos últimos dias veríamos coisas espantosas..." Lucas 21:26.
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          Atual leitura... A Pérola Que Partiu a Concha [Nadia Hashimi]   

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Mais uma vez e porque acho que tomei embalagem, vou voltar a entrar no mundo ocidental em termos literários, desta vez com a leitura de A Pérola Que Partiu a Concha, um romance inserido na colecção Grandes Narrativas da Editorial Presença.

Da autoria de Nadia Hashimi, esta obra reflete a realidade afegã antes da invasão soviética, local onde a autora nasceu mas de onde partiu bem cedo com os pais para os EUA. Formada em Medicina e Biologia, esta primeira obra de Nadia já foi vendida para mais de dez países e promete conquistar os leitores com a realidade dos factos a ser descrita através das vidas de duas mulheres bem distintas, com um século de diferença, mas com coragem e sonhos bem semelhantes na luta pela sobrevivência no Afeganistão.

Esta é a minha atual leitura... A Pérola Que Partiu a Concha.

Cabul, 2007. Com um pai toxicodependente e sem um único irmão, Rahima e as irmãs só podem frequentar a escola esporadicamente e mal lhes é permitido sair de casa. 

A Rahima, resta a esperança proporcionada pela bacha posh, uma prática antiga através da qual as raparigas podem ser tratadas como rapazes, e adotar o seu comportamento, até terem idade para casar. Como filho, ela pode ir à escola, ao mercado e sair à rua para acompanhar as irmãs mais velhas. Rahima não é a primeira da família a seguir esta prática pouco comum. Shekiba, sua trisavó, já o fizera um século antes para tentar salvar-se. 

Os destinos das duas cruzam-se numa história, ao mesmo tempo, bela e triste que nos fala da condição feminina num ambiente hostil. O que acontecerá a Rahima quando tiver idade para se casar? Como sobreviverá? E Shekiba, terá ela conseguido construir uma vida nova e mais digna? A Pérola que Partiu a Concha é a história de duas mulheres que lutam para sobreviver no Afeganistão.


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          Initiation of Home Mechanical Ventilation at Home in Patients With Chronic Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure   
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          Jennifer Bell   
Not many people can say that their work has been seen by nearly 50 million people around the world, but Jennifer Bell can easily make that claim. As the lead stylist for one of the most successful movies of all time, The Avengers, Bell brought some of Marvel’s beloved superheroes to life. We talked to the in-demand hairdresser—she’s currently working on the next installment of Iron Man—about pleasing comic book fans, breaking into the film industry, her favorite projects and more.

When did you discover your passion for hair?


My passion actually ignited after I started doing hair. I was looking for a new direction in my life and had an opportunity to go to beauty school. As I learned to work with hair, my passion only grew.

Favorite Oribe Product?


Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray.

What got you interested in the film industry?


When I started school, my boyfriend at the time worked in the film business. I would visit him on set and thought it seemed like a great working situation. From that point it was my goal to do films.

Did you ever work in a salon?


I worked at Shell Burton’s, an upscale salon in West Hollywood, after I got out of school. Even though it was my goal to do films, I knew I needed that experience. I worked there for about a year assisting Shell. It was the perfect place to start because he had a lot of celebrity musicians as clients, and I got to assist him on music videos. It was the ‘80s, so they were a big deal then!

How did you break into films?


After a year in the salon, it was time to move on. I went back to bartending to make money and have my days free, and I started pounding the pavement….working for free, doing anything I could to get some experience. There was a lot more non-union work back then. When I realized my next hurdle was going to be getting into the union, that became my obsession!

One day I happened to be in the right place at the right time, and I was asked to assist the Dept Head Hairdresser on a non-union film. As luck would have it, it was organized and went union in the first week. I got my required 30 working days and joined in 1988. From that point, the pavement pounding continued….but once you join the union you can put your name on the roster and do ‘day-playing,’ where you have the opportunity to meet more people and get more experience. Then things just snowballed, and the more people I met, the more I worked.

Do you have a favorite look that you’ve created?


I think Love Ranch was one of my favorites. Even though the movie didn’t do well (always a disappointment), it was one of the most creative and challenging projects I’ve done. It was based on a true story set in 1976 at the Mustang Ranch in Reno, Nevada. Helen Mirren was such a pleasure to work with and was up for anything.

How much do you work with the director on the hair looks for the various characters?


It is always my goal to please the director and the costume designer! When I get the script, I do a breakdown of each character and do a presentation. Once I have the director’s vision clear in my head, that is what I approach the actors with.

What’s it like to create superhero hair?


Creating superhero hair is not as exciting as it may sound. These characters have been around for a long time and have a huge following from the comic books, so you can’t stray too far. It’s more about adapting a two-dimensional style into a three-dimensional one that looks believable.

Who has your favorite look for The Avengers?


It’s hard to choose a favorite. In The Avengers, each character has their own distinct look. I think Loki was the one we got to have the most fun with. He was definitely a group effort—his costume was spectacular and very inspiring.

Were you a fan of comic books growing up?


I was not really a comic book fan, but I’m still amazed at how loyal the true fans are… I have a huge need to please them!

Who’s your favorite superhero?


Iron Man, of course!

You’ve worked on films of many different genres, from huge blockbusters (Transformers) and period pieces (Love Ranch) to sci-fi (The Invasion) and comedies (The Hangover Part II)—do you have a favorite? How does your job differ with each type of film in terms of creativity, preparation, etc.?


I love every genre of film making. For the last couple of years I have been on a roll with these big superhero movies and that has been great, but I am ready for a nice romantic comedy!

On a large action movie, you have stunt doubles for the main cast…sometimes more than one. That is a challenge in itself and usually includes a wig. The better the doubles look, the closer they can shoot them.

Period movies include a much larger prep time, and I work more working closely with the costume designer. The majority of the characters wear wigs, which involves a whole new aspect of prep and maintenance throughout the shoot. It’s a lot of hard work, but very rewarding at the same time.

Sci-fi is where I have the most freedom to create looks. I usually get a few notes about the direction they want to go, then it’s up to me to put it all together. This isn’t something I do alone. I have a great crew that I work with, and it is definitely a group effort. That is one of the things I love about this business: Being open to everyone’s ideas only makes you look better in the end.
          Firenze, nasce il gruppo per educare i turisti a “fare i bravi”   

Firenze, nasce il gruppo per educare i turisti a “fare i bravi”

A Firenze nasce il gruppo su WhatsApp per educare i turisti a “fare i bravi”. E salvare la città dal turismo mordi e fuggi. “Firenze è una città che deve vivere anche, e non solo, di turismo. Non può essere ridotta un mangificio o peggio a uno stuolo di venditori abusivi. Deve tornare la culla dell’arte e della cultura”. Lo sostiene l’Armata pacifica, l’associazione composta da una cinquantina di guide turistiche collegate tra loro tramite un gruppo WhatsApp, che chiede di collaborare con l’amministrazione, e sulla stessa linea di Confesercenti e del Comune, propone la realizzazione di un vademecum che indichi al turista cosa può e cosa non può fare. Insomma, una sorta di istruzioni per l’uso di Firenze, da distribuire appena il visitatore mette piede in città, e da accompagnare a un’adeguata segnaletica informativa e a un maggior numero di controlli. Il tutto al fine di salvare Firenze dall’invasione selvaggia di oltre 10 milioni di turisti ogni anno. Ma anche da quella degli abusivi. Tra i messaggi dei ciceroni sull’applicazione di messaggistica si scopre infatti che davanti agli Uffizi c’è un muro di abusivi, che i biglietti per l’Accademia sono esauriti perché i bagarini hanno fatto incetta, o peggio, che per entrare bisogna sfidare i 35 gradi e un’ora di calvario, riporta La Nazione. E ancora, che vicino al Duomo i cestini strabordano, e che il sagrato di San Lorenzo è diventato il baretto di una spiaggia, e il Ponte Vecchio un corridoio di poster. L’Armata Pacifica però è pronta a battersi per fermare tutto questo. Sarà una battaglia di civiltà, combattuta a colpi di idee e proposte.

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          Firefighters battle wildfires in Arizona, Utah, California   
It has become the largest wildfire in the nation at 78 square miles (201 square kilometers). “Getting closer to Mayer, it looked like we were driving into some alien sort of invasion, like the whole sky was on fire”, she said. Parts of two state highways are closed because of the fire. Winds made conditions...
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          Biomedical Technician - Hayek Medical - Ontario   
United Hayek Medical specializes in the design, manufacture, and sale of non-invasive respiratory devices, which provide a real non-invasive alternative for...
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          OR RN FOR SURGERY CENTER - West Sunset Surgery Center dba Minimally Invasive Center of Excellence - Las Vegas, NV   
*GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: * Contributes to the company by utilizing the nursing process in planning, executing, and evaluating the nursing care given to the
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          Pre OP/PACU RN - West Sunset Surgery Center dba Minimally Invasive Center of Excellence - Las Vegas, NV   
West Sunset Surgery Center dba Minimally Invasive Center of Excellence is a heavily orthopedic surgery center, but also multi-specialty, 2 room surgery center
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          Africa population growth key at AU summit - Deutsche Welle   

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Africa population growth key at AU summit
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"The goal is not to limit birth rates," said Minister Kaffa Rékiatou Christian Jackou. "The goal is to have a strong, responsible and active working population." Jackou is the minister for population in Niger, the African country with the highest ...
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          CRITICAL CARE TECHNICIAN   
Assists the Registered Nurse in providing direct, indirect,and non-patient care responsibilities. Assists patients in dressing/undressing, bathing, or eating. Performs EKG's, collects non-invasive body fluid specimens and gathers vital signs. Provides clerical support for the patient care unit including transcription, record keeping, and departmental communications. High School diploma or equivalent required with ..
          Del laboratorio al paciente   
Antonio Rodríguez y Juan Rafael Muñoz están al frente de sendos proyectos para mejorar la precoz y menos invasiva detección de los cánceres más frecuentes y para el abordaje de las osteoartrosis
          St. Joseph and Kalamazoo rivers test clean for invasive carp   
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced environmental DNA (eDNA) sample results from the St. Joseph and Kalamazoo rivers show no signs of invasive silver and bighead carp. According to DNR fisheries biologist Nick Popoff, none of the 260 eDNA samples collected May 1 and analyzed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicated […]
          Macclesfield Hypnotherapy   
Hypnotherapy is fast becoming a popular complementary solution in the treatment. Hypnotherapy is a very useful complimentary therapy which can help the majority of people. Hypnotherapy is a very powerful therapy for healing. Hypnotherapy is non invasive, no drugs, non-pharmaceutical, you are in control. Hypnotherapy is a widely accepted ,established and recognised treatment and is […]
          Mosul mosque where Islamic State took world stage lies in rubble   

Mosul mosque where Islamic State took world stage lies in rubbleBy Stephen Kalin MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The leaning minaret of Mosul's Grand al-Nuri Mosque survived conquests by the Mongols and the Ottomans, neglect under Saddam Hussein, and air raids during the Iran-Iraq War and the U.S. invasion in 2003. A Reuters visit to the site on Friday, a day after Iraq's military recaptured it, confirmed the extent of destruction: the 45-metre (148 ft) al-Hadba minaret had been reduced to a stump while the mint green dome was the only part of the prayer hall still standing. Below the mosque's dome in July 2014, Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delivered a Friday sermon presenting himself at the head of a modern-day caliphate spanning swathes of territory which the al Qaeda offshoot group had just seized in Iraq and neighboring Syria.



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Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with the rape of a Georgia woman during a home invasion. Continue reading…
          History of the Peloponnesian War - Book V   


History of the Peloponnesian War


Book V:  After the armistice is concluded, Cleon, emboldened by his success in Pylos, leads an expedition through Thrace to Torone where he takes Torone, destroying some of Brasidas' fortifications.  He makes Eion his base and Brasidas makes Amphipolis his, whereupon Cleon attacks, however in his delusions of grandeur he misjudges his ability, and tries to retreat too late.  In the fighting, Cleon is killed but his nemesis, Brasidas, is also fatally wounded.

Argos from Mycene (1884)
Edward Lear
source ArtUK


Both sides are eager for peace now, Athens suffering heavy losses, no longer certain of her strength in arms and worried about Sparta taking advantage of her weakness, and Sparta concerned about the devastation of their lands, deserting Helots, the return of the prisoners at Pylos to their important families, the possibility of civil war, their expiring thirty-year truce with Argos, and Peloponnesian cities intending to go over to the enemy.  Negotiations ensue with new leaders, Pleistoanax, son of Pausanias for Sparta and Nicias for Athens, each with their own agendas and with an idealistic view that peace would bring all things good with no repercussions from the war.  The peace treaty is then agreed upon.  Allies of Sparta refuse to accept the treaty, whereupon Sparta forms a fifty-year alliance with Athens, hoping this will dissuade aggression from Argos.  This happens in the winter of the tenth year of the war. Yet as time passes, the two powers begin to suspect each other, as both neglect to act on some of the conditions of the treaty, Sparta dragging her heels the most and being the whiniest.  Thucydides claims this was not a bonafide peace treaty but merely a ceasing of hostility in a war that continued.  

Near Athens (1863-65)
Harry John Johnson
source ArtUK

With the Corinthians once again causing trouble, they attempt to persuade Argos to go against Sparta.  Other states, uneasy with the treaty between the two major players, consider an alliance with the Argives.  More small invasions continue as does political plotting.  The Argives attempt to elicit a treaty with Sparta but changes its mind and makes one with Athens.  Alcibiades opposes Athens' treaty with Sparta and Nicias pushes for its fulfillment while attempting to delay their treaty with the Argives, however he fails and the treaty is made, yet even so, the Athens and Sparta alliance continues.  The Spartans surround Argive forces, yet a truce is called by their leaders, Agis king of Sparta (remember the Spartan dual-king thing) and the Argive, Thrasylus.  The people on each side are furious at the undemocratic decision, each thinking they could have won; Thrasylus is stoned and has to flee to an altar to save his life and Agis nearly loses his home and is fined.  Instead, they enact a law, giving Agis ten counsellors and he is unable to make a decision without them.  


More fighting between Sparta and her allies and the Argives and her allies, then the Argives make an alliance with Sparta.  With infighting in Argos, the Argives change their minds again and reforge ties with Athens.  Athens launches an expedition against Melos and after persuasive arguments, finally kills the men, sells the women and children as slaves, and settles Melos itself.


The bay of Milos
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          Due antivirus nel computer possono andare d’accordo?   
antivirusLa presenza contemporanea di due o più antivirus nello stesso computer (citiamo per esempio quelli più conosciuti Avast, McAfee, Nod, Bitdefender, Avira, Avg) è altamente sconsigliata. Non dobbiamo mai fare l’errore di installare due antivirus nella stessa macchina. Due antivirus sullo stesso PC: è un errore Come mai due antivirus non possono coesistere nello stesso dispositivo? Il risultato porta sempre a instabilità di sistema e problemi di varia natura. Gli antivirus, infatti, sono programmi molto invasivi che non vanno d’accordo tra loro, direi anche per ovvie ragioni. Perchè? La risposta è abbastanza semplice. Un antivirus potrebbe considerare l’attività dell’altro software
          Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk   
In 2016, an estimated 246,660 women will be newly diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the U.S.; 40,450 women will die as a result of this disease.
          Comment on Why I Quit Christianity: Part 2 by Duke Hunt   
Sorry that you found the time in Christianity unbeneficial. My discovery was that I had “been taught lies by the fathers” (Jer 16:19) I have found the Bible to be trustworthy. Every mistake I have found so far has been the result of the monks or Masoretes with extra help from modern day preachers. Scripture does advise us to not trust the flesh because man will lie to us. (Jer 17:5) (Ps118:8). I do ask that you be slow to be critical of the Creator. His reputation takes a beating because of mischievous mankind. Man is unique in that only man among creation was given free will to obey or disobey. That disobedience is mostly responsible for many of the criticisms against the Creator. By the Creator holding His Word above Himself, He has made Himself subject to that same Word and Promises. Unfortunately, like any deal, it can go against the parties of the contract. Since the Abraham covenant and the Golden Calf adultery necessitated a death punishment, the Creator sent HIS Son to die for his Family so they and us could be Saved. As HE said, there is no greater Love. When Man chooses to disobey and set himself apart from the Creator, why should anyone ask where was the Creator when they needed HIM? Scripture does advise us that showing disregard to the Creator will result in unanswered prayers and self-reliance. Why is the Creator blamed for man’s choice? The Creator is not a magic genie that can be summoned when in trouble. Some of us personally try to be obedient and think we have seen miracles. The uncertainty is lower for a case of miracles than for a case of coincidences. Usually anyone only has to ask about a few of the Ten Commandments before finding any unfortunate victim was willfully disregarding at least one of the Ten Commandments. So the question again, if man ignores the Creator, why the amazement that the Creator did not help especially when that was the warning in the Scriptures? Is there a Hell of eternal torment? Only in the deprived mind of man. Christianity picked up eternal torment from the Catholic Church. Scripture does not teach that, only men from pulpits. Hell in Scripture is the grave where we are unconscious in death. Scripture tells us the dead know nothing and that body and soul will cease to exist. Disobedience will result in that sleep being eternal. We sleep every 12 hours and no one complains about that sleep being torment. With Death, we just don’t wake up as we were accustomed. The ones that don’t wake up are the ones that didn’t like the Godly Life anyway. No, carnal life is not eternal. That was the first lie taught by Satan to Grandma Eve in the Garden. Satan taught the lie that they could be as bad as they want to be and live forever. So, No the Creator is not cruel. Man owns that one. Errors, contradictions, logical absurdities, and moral abominations? Man owns that one also. Monks and Masoretes with agendas and out of ignorance produced most of the errors, contradictions and absurdities. Some were also threatened by the authorities if the translation didn’t favor the authorities. It is called politically correct speech in our days. We see a lot of it as fake truth in the newspapers of today. Morality is defined by the Creator, who usually seeks to resolve disobedience in an amicable way. The Universe and the Earth belong to the Creator. But HE had Abraham mark off a section of the land for HIS People, leaving the rest of Earth for the disobedient. Most of the ‘atrocities’ are the result of home invasions were the perps refused to leave and refused to not hurt HIS People. Like the drug gang bangers next door that won’t leave your kids alone. Most of mankind would use deadly force in those situations, so why would the Creator be denied what mankind permits for man? The atrocities were avoidable if the perps would have left or behaved. But they instead egged on a smack down conflict that they lost. Why isn’t the Creator allowed to protect a piece of the Creation HE saved for HIS Family? The other nations were left alone if they stayed out of HIS Camp and off of HIS Land. Isn’t that what we all expect? Why not allow the same privilege for the Creator? Why the Canaanites? They invaded HIS land and would not leave. HIS Law of the Land was that everyone, whether citizen or visitor, had to obey the Law. So when the Canaanites flipped off the Creator and said they weren’t leaving, HE did what we always ask our police to do. Use force to evict or lockup. And when someone resists the Police, the mortician visits the scene. The Canaanites hunted Israel like prey which made them a sore issue with the Creator. No Surprise. God told us HE does not always answer prayer. HE did advise in Scripture that if someone decided to dis HIM and ignore HIM, there wouldn’t be answered prayers. An example of how HE does keep HIS Promises. :- ) He is the Creator even if people dis HIM and treat HIM like a magic genie. HE gave man freewill. If man chooses to use that freewill to disobey, then man will be self-reliant and self-reliance means no answered prayers and no white knight rescues. When people get what they choose, why is that a criticism of the Creator? Corruption of institutional Christianity? Yes, of course, man corrupts just about everything, even the Garden of Eden. The organized religious leaders killed the Savior because He pointed out the corrupt system. Apostle Paul admitted to killing Christians by orders from the corrupt system. Today as always, most of the organized religious systems teach abominations. Scripture warns us we inherit Lies from our fathers’ traditions. That is why it is so important to read Scripture (HIS Words written to us for us) because the man on the pulpit will lie to you. (Yes the believer will have to work at shifting through the translation errors.) Preachers have admitted to me many times they know what the Bible says and they choose to not teach it. The inconvenient Truth from God. Try it. They will probably admit it but be prepared to be told to not come back. It is about business, not worship. Everyone has been given freewill to disbelieve or believe. It is not permitted to interfere with what the Creator has given. However, we are duty bound to try and keep the testimony correct for an informed decision by those choosing to believe or disbelieve. He said, Before us he lays Life and Death. The choice is ours. How is HE to blame when HE allows us to do the choosing? And No, there is no pulpit eternal Hell torment. There is no purpose for that other than man’s greed to psych the laity to keep the pews and collection plates full. Please don’t believe all the bad things of which they accuse the Creator. HE is Loving enough to allow us to leave or stay. Remember, Satan’s purpose is a bad report to separate us from our Savior.
          Milano, i migranti dormono sui tetti. Genova, in una settimana 400 arrivi   
GENOVA. 1 LUG. Invasione fuori controllo e business immigrati. Materassi piazzati a cielo aperto non solo intorno alla stazione Centrale e in altre zone pericolose della città, ma anche in cima ad una palazzina (pericolante e sovraffollata) poco distante dal centro. A Milano i migranti dormono pure sui tetti. Il fatto è stato documentato anche […]
          Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn calls for end to UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia   
UK opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to protesters in Parliament square during an anti-austerity demonstration on July 1, 2017 in London. (Photo by AFP)
Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has denounced the use of UK-made weapons in Saudi Arabia’s war against Yemen, calling on the government to block further arms sales to the kingdom. 
In an interview with Al Jazeera on Saturday, Corbyn said his opposition party had previously called on the government to suspend its arms sales to Saudi Arabia, and would continue to do so in the next. 
"We have constantly condemned the use of these weapons by Saudi Arabia in Yemen, and called for the suspension of the arms sales to Saudi Arabia to show that we are wanting a peace process in Yemen, not an invasion by Saudi Arabia,” he told the news network..
“And arms sales policy has to reflect that we do not believe those countries that commit abuses of human rights or kill civilians with the use of those weapons should continue to receive British arms," he added.
Corbyn said his fellow lawmakers “have already put that resolution to parliament in the last parliament.”
"We'll continue to do that when there's a new parliament formed after this general election. Our policy of the Labour Party is unchanged," he added. 
Smoke rises to sky following air-strikes by Saudi Arabia in Yemen. (AFP file photo)
Since Saudi Arabia launched its brutal campaign against Yemen in March 2015, the UK government has approved arms export licenses to Saudi Arabia worth $4.1 billion, according to London-based Campaign Against the Arms Trade. 
Riyadh launched the aggression against Yemen in an attempt to crush the popular Houthi movement and reinstall the former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh. The war has so far killed over 12,000 Yemenis and wounded thousands more, according to the latest tallies.
Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes and subsequent blockade has also created a humanitarian disaster in Yemen. Cholera is on the rise while almost 3.3 million Yemeni people, including 2.1 million children, are currently suffering from acute malnutrition. Since April, more than 1,300 Yemenis have died of cholera.
A displaced Yemeni family live in a temporary shelter at a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) on the outskirts of the capital Sana'a on April 15, 2017. (Photo bY AFP)
Corbyn told Al Jazeera that he was “totally shocked by the war in Yemen."
“Totally shocked, by the bombardment that's taken place, by the killings that have happened, by the cholera outbreak that's now rife. And the numbers who are affected, the numbers who have already died," he added.
Last week a rights group also called on the UK government to end arms sales to Riyadh and its allies.
The Arab Organization for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR) called on “the UK government to review its role in the sale of arms to a number of Arab governments that are known for gross human rights violation."
"A Saudi-led coalition has killed hundreds of Yemenis, destroyed scores of homes in addition to obliterating most of Yemen's core infrastructure," the rights group said.
Despite the calls for a halt on the arms sales to Riyadh, the UK government continues to provide the kingdom with weapons.

          Veteran has Tongue Cancer Surgery – Home in 3 Days   

Warren, an Army Veteran, had surgery for a cancerous tongue tumor. He spent only three days in the hospital. Read how VA surgeons solve complex problems with minimally invasive procedures. Read the full story

Two VA Doctors with their VA Patient after surgery
          The 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion   

A VA patient for 65 years, Robert Royce is grateful he lived through the D-Day invasion — it has had an impact on his entire life. And the 89 year old Army Veteran would enlist again…if he could. Read the full story

Portrait of an elderly man
          Os Aliens Arcturianos: Estariam ligados diretamente ao Espiritismo? “Mestres em Cura”   
Segundo uma popular teoria da conspiração, essa raça tem visitado a Terra em segredo para ajudar a humanidade. Ufologia, espiritismo ou pura loucura?

NOSSO LAR
Segundo ufólogos, os arcturianos seriam uma raça antiga, muito evoluída científica e espiritualmente. Para ter uma ideia, a tecnologia deles estaria 3 mil anos à frente da nossa. Eles habitam Arcturus, a estrela mais brilhante da constelação do Boieiro (ou Pastor), que fica a 33 anos-luz de distância do nosso sistema solar e é 30 vezes maior que o nosso Sol.

O ENIGMA DE OUTRO MUNDO
Em sua evolução, os arcturianos teriam transcendido o corpo físico. Mas, em certas ocasiões, podem ganhar forma humana, com cabeça, tronco e membros. A altura varia de 1 a quase 3 m. A cabeça seria avantajada, com olhos grandes e boca pequena. O corpo seria esbelto, com contornos regulares. Para alguns ufólogos, a pele é azul-esverdeada. Para outros, é alva, quase branca.

ELES ESTÃO ENTRE NÓS
Entre outras façanhas, eles seriam capazes de se comunicar pela mente (telepatia), prever o futuro (clarividência) e mover objetos (telecinesia). Suas espaçonaves, entre as mais modernas de todo o Universo, seriam invisíveis – e, segundo estudos britânicos, as verdadeiras responsáveis pelos famosos círculos encontrados nas plantações da Inglaterra, chamados de agroglifos.

REPRODUÇÃO SOB CONTROLE
Ainda segundo ufólogos, essas criaturas não ficam doentes nem sentem dor, e vivem, em média, 500 anos. Em Arcturus, não há guerra, fome, dinheiro ou sofrimento. Anciões muito sábios governam a sociedade e escolhem os casais que poderão ter filhos. Um rigoroso processo de seleção dos candidatos seria a garantia para gerar bebês evoluídos.

GUARDIÕES DA GALÁXIA
Eles acreditam em uma força superior, a “fonte criadora”, e têm a missão de ajudar outras raças (inclusive a humana) a evoluir espiritualmente. Eles nos veem como “irmãos caçulas”, daqueles bem encrenqueiros, que têm muito a aprender. Os arcturianos também nos protegeriam, secretamente, de invasões alienígenas.

INFILTRADOS DO BEM
A teoria da conspiração afirma ainda que há habitantes de Arcturus entre nós. Por meio de “buracos de minhoca”, eles conseguem vir à Terra e reencarnar como terráqueos, para transmitir conhecimento e cumprir tarefas. Alguns exemplos seriam Leonardo da Vinci e Nikola Tesla, entre outros gênios da humanidade.


CONTATOS IMEDIATOS
O norte-americano Edgar Cayce foi o primeiro paranormal a supostamente se comunicar com os arcturianos, em 1910. No Brasil, Chico Xavier costumava dizer que, entre 2019 e 2057, seriam grandes as chances de fazermos contato com eles. “Esses seres trarão grandes avanços médicos, tecnológicos e científicos nunca antes imaginados”, teria declarado o médium.

POR OUTRO LADO…

A teoria da conspiração apela para os aspectos mais contestáveis da ufologia e do espiritismo

Até hoje, nenhuma sonda espacial ou varredura com telescópios de última geração (como o projeto Seti) obteve indícios de vida fora do nosso planeta. “Não há qualquer comprovação científica da existência dessa ou de qualquer outra raça alienígena”, afirma o astrônomo Márcio Borges Fernandes.

A estrela mais próxima do sistema solar, a Próxima Centauri, está a 4,22 anos-luz, o que equivale a quase 40 trilhões de quilômetros. Agora, imagine Arcturus, que está a 33 anos-luz! Certamente torna improvável que eles façam “visitas frequentes” à Terra

Arcturus é uma estrela do tipo gigante vermelha, o que tornaria difícil a existência de vida lá, quanto mais sua evolução por milênios. Para ter uma ideia, quando o Sol se tornar uma gigante vermelha, daqui a alguns bilhões de anos, a vida na Terra será destruída rapidamente pelo aumento de sua luminosidade
Não há evidências científicas que comprovem que Da Vinci ou Tesla sejam infiltrados. Embora tenham sido grandes gênios, sua capacidade intelectual está dentro do potencial esperado para humanos

 “Nem todo ufólogo acredita na existência dessa raça. Não podemos afirmar que os seres com quem Chico Xavier se comunicava fossem arcturianos. Sobram teorias e faltam evidências”, explica oufólogo Thiago Luiz Ticchetti

Se os arcturianos são tão avançados e estão há séculos ajudando a humanidade, por que ainda não temos a cura para certas doenças, por exemplo.
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          Donald and Hillary   
If Donald Trump's done something wrong (I have seen no evidence that he has) then he should be impeached.

If he's offering this Tweet as an excuse . . .

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Trump is wrong to prosecute me and my staff and to tolerate the CIA threatening our work but he's dead right here:





It's not an excuse.

If he's offering it as context?

I agree with him 100%.

I think Hillary should be behind bars.

I think her security clearance should be revoked.  (Yes, she still has it.)

I think Hillary's a criminal.

That being the case, I agree with Trump.

However, if Donald is using that as an excuse, no, it doesn't justify anything he's done.

For context, yes, he's right that this is ridiculous what's going on right now when Hillary should have been imprisoned.


"Iraq snapshot" (THE COMMON ILLS):
Friday, June 16, 2017.  The Mosul Slog continues, a bishop misses the point, and much more.


It’s Going Down: ICE Arrest 199 Iraqi Christians During Deportation Sweep! [Video]
 
 




"That priest is probably still floating on a fog pillow," wrote Anne Sexton ("The Inventory Of Goodbye"). Bishop Bawai Soro's feet certainly aren't touching the ground.


Reading his column at THE HILL, it's hard to figure out whether he's stupid or dishonest?


ISIS is more in the news than the Iraqi government so he may be using them -- and lies -- to make a case.  If so, it may attract more eyeballs for being 'trendy' but it will also attract many eyeballs from the heads of people who get that Soro doesn't know what the hell he's writing about.


ICE and US President Donald Trump must not return Iraqi Christians to Iraq, he argues, because the will face the Islamic State.


The Islamic State?


Forget the corporate spin that the Islamic State is on the run, the problem for Iraqi Christians throughout the Iraq War has not been the Islamic State.

Yes, they've been victimized in the rare areas of Iraq that the Islamic State has grabbed control of in the last few years.

But stop pretending that's it.

The Iraqi government has failed them and has persecuted them.

They have passed laws against them, the forces have raided their bars and establishments to shut them down even when the law wasn't on the Iraqi forces' side.


The Islamic State is a recent thing in the long war.  It will likely be replaced by something else.

The same can't be said of the Iraqi government where thug Nouri al-Maliki was replaced by thug-lite Hayder al-Abadi.

The exodus of Iraqi Christians from Iraq begins long before the emergence of the Islamic State (as did the relocating to northern Iraq from Baghdad).

Is the Bishop a liar or just stupid?

And the argument to make, pay attention here, against deporting the group back to Iraq is that the Iraqi government has not only failed to protect them, the Iraqi government has taken part in attacking them.

The Iraqi government's history since the 2003 US-led invasion is one of persecuting religious minorities -- this includes Christians.

So why would you force Christians to return to that country?

That's the argument you make.

You rest it instead on the Islamic State?

The minute The Mosul Slog finally wraps up, people shrug and say, "Well they're over, no reason the Christians can't be sent back now."

The Bishop had a column to make a case and he didn't.

Instead, he's put out the highly damaging notion that, were it not for the Islamic State, Iraq would be a fine place for Iraqi Christians to live.


But the Islamic State did not run them off from Baghdad.

It wasn't the Islamic State, either, that reduced Baghdad's Jewish population to one elderly person.



Day 240 of The Mosul Slog.

map update. Green= completely liberated. Orange= frontline clashes. White= control.
 
 



End of ISIS: U.S. and Iraqi Forces Prepare for Final Battle After Surrounding Old City
 
 




End coming?

Good, because it's already been 240 days.


Though the operation to liberate or 'liberate' Mousl was only launched in October, Mosul was seized
by ISIS in June 2014.

Nouri al-Maliki was prime minister then.

Some have not forgotten that fact.

G.H. Renaud (KURDISTAN 24) reports:

Demonstrators called for Maliki to face justice as they marked the third anniversary of the Speicher massacre where Islamic State (IS) militants killed hundreds of students at the Air Force base near Tikrit.
[. . .]
Banners listed the three “plagues” demonstrators believe Maliki is responsible for: the fall of Mosul, the Speicher Massacre, and the squandering of Iraq’s money.


Nouri and Moqtada al-Sadr are squaring off for upcoming elections -- whenever they might be held.

Provincial elections were actually supposed to take place in April.

They have been delayed until September but there's also a proposal to combine them with next year's national elections.





The following community sites -- plus Jody Watley -- updated:


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  •           Joan Baez is an idiot   
    From BILLBOARD:


    Similarly, Joan Baez didn't connect as deeply with Sgt. Pepper's because of her own inexperience with substances. "I was already well into the Beatles, but I never took drugs so there's a distance between a lot of what people wrote and did in those years and my pristine little self," the newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer explains. "My little self missed out on a lot of stuff, but I certainly knew the Beatles and I knew about their transition from being Liverpool kids to being fairly sophisticated in the, shall we say, Western ways of the culture we were then. I remember 'Norwegian Wood,' everybody was like, 'oh, he was high when he wrote that.' It was a big deal. And (Sgt. Pepper's) too. I guess I wasn't on quite the same trip."


    First off, "Norwegian Wood" was not on SGT. PEPPER'S.  It was two albums before (RUBBER SOUL).

    Second of all, she's a liar.

    She was anti-rock during that period and is on record being anti-rock.

    It took her brother-in-law to get her to do 'rock.'  (Though the album was shelved when he died.)

    Third, you don't have to do drugs to enjoy SGT. PEPPER'S.

    It was her stupidity and musical bias that prevented her.

    What an idiot.

    What a liar.

    "I couldn't get into SGT. PEPPER'S because I didn't do drugs"?

    What a load of hogwash.

    Joan Baez gets sadder and more pathetic with every year.

    Remember once upon a time when we could at least count on her to oppose war but she spent the last eight years humping Barack Obama's leg.

    "Iraq snapshot" (THE COMMON ILLS):
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017.  The Mosul Slog continues, deportations of Iraqis begin in the US, and much more.



    The never-ending Mosul Slog continues.  Day 237.


    And the 'accomplishments' just keep rolling in.  As the use of White Phosphorus begins to get coverage, other issues emerge.  James Cogan (WSWS) reminds, "Prior to the allegations of war crimes relating to the use of white phosphorus, evidence had already emerged in Mosul of the torture and extrajudicial murder of alleged ISIS fighters by US-backed forces."


    And this morning?






    UNHCR issued the following:


    Food poisoning incident at Hasansham U2 displacement camp.
    Around 800 individuals have been affected by a serious outbreak of food poisoning at Hasansham U2 camp, which houses 6,235 individuals who have been displaced from Mosul and other conflict areas; around 200 people have been taken to hospital. At least one person (a child) has died.
    The police authorities are currently carrying out an investigation into the incident.
    UNHCR is extremely concerned by events at the camp, which has resulted in at least one casualty, with hundreds of other people falling ill, and more than 200 hospitalised.
    Staff have been working closely overnight to coordinate the response with other agencies and the relevant authorities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Baghdad to ensure that those who have fallen ill were able to receive swift medical treatment and that the seriously sick were provided transport to nearby hospitals.
    Extra clean water is now being provided at the camp and additional health agencies have been brought in to help in the response.
    We are waiting for the police investigations to understand clearly the chain of events and to draw lessons from this tragic incident which will allow agencies to reinforce public health protocols to prevent such situations in the future.
    Staff who were at the camp on Wednesday saw many residents being treated by health staff.
    It is understood that families became sick, complaining of stomach ache and vomiting, after eating an iftar meal to break the daily Ramadan fast.
    One woman receiving treatment in the camp with her daughter and neighbour, told UNHCR staff : "We felt stomach pains as soon as we ate. We felt we couldnt breathe and then saw that our neighbours were all suffering at the same time".
    Another elderly man, who was waiting to return to his tent after being treated said: "We're grateful for the assistance you have provided. You have been very good with us".
    PHOTOS: UNHCR/ Amira Abd El Khalak

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    Zamira Rahim (CNN) reports, "People began vomiting and complaining of stomach pains shortly after Iftar, the evening meal that Muslims eat to break their fasts during Ramadan."  ALJAZEERA adds, "The food was provided by a non-governmental organisation. Authorities have launched a formal investigation into the incident, officials said. The Kurdish news agency Rudaw, citing Erbil's mayor, said the owner of the restaurant that made the food had been arrested."  AP quotes Ministry of Health spokesperson Seif al-Badr stating, "There are 752 cases of food poisoning and two death, a woman and a child."






    The tragedy continues Hundreds of people poisoned in IDP camps around , no official statement on what is caused this.







    Deadly outbreak of food poisoning strikes Iraqi refugee camp







    Day 237 of The Mosul Slog.


    Still it continues.

    It's produced a record number of refugees.

    It's produced War Crimes.

    And still it continues.


    Igor Kossov (USA TODAY) reports:


    The Iraqi military had planned on a big celebration Saturday, the third anniversary of the Islamic State's capture of Mosul, by completing the liberation of Iraq's second-largest city and the militants' last major stronghold in the country. But it didn't happen.
    Instead, the military is still struggling to eject a militant group that has shown renewed determination and ferocity than expected despite being heavily outnumbered.




    Remember when The Mosul Slog was only supposed to last a couple of weeks?



    Meanwhile, in the United States . . .