Daily Archives: December 26, 2011

FILM – Beatificatio Johannis Pauli II: Vatican, May 1, 2011



“Auctoritate Nostra Apostolica facultates facimus ut Venerabilis Servus Dei Ioannes Paulus II, papa, Beati nomine in posterum appelletur …”

Cops Ready for War (from The Daily BEAST)


Cops Ready for War (from The Daily BEAST)

Cops Ready for War (from The Daily BEAST) ( click here and find out more about this!)

Every city squad car is equipped today with a military-style assault rifle, and officers can don Kevlar helmets able to withstand incoming fire from battlefield-grade ammunition. And for that epic confrontation—if it ever occurs—officers can now summon a new $256,643 armored truck, complete with a rotating turret. For now, though, the menacing truck is used mostly for training and appearances at the annual city picnic, where it’s been parked near the children’s bounce house.

“Most people are so fascinated by it, because nothing happens here,” says Carol Archbold, a Fargo resident and criminal justice professor at North Dakota State University. “There’s no terrorism here.”

Like Fargo, thousands of other local police departments nationwide have been amassing stockpiles of military-style equipment in the name of homeland security, aided by more than $34 billion in federal grants since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a Daily Beast investigation conducted by the Center for Investigative Reporting has found.

Interactive Map: States Spend Billions on Homeland Security (Source: http://news.yahoo.com/cops-ready-war-094500010.html)

Toaca de la Manastirea Feredeu , Romania


Mount Athos, part 2 CBS News _ 60 Minutes (From CBS News-60 Minutes)


Mount Athos, part 2 CBS News _ 60 Minutes (From CBS News-60 Minutes)

Mount Athos, part 2 CBS News _ 60 Minutes (From CBS News-60 Minutes) (click here to find out more about Mount Athos monastery and the monks)

ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING.
THANK YOU SO MUCH.

English: The church of the Romanian Skete Prod...
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Mount Athos, part 1 (from CBS News, 60 Minutes): Kyrie Eleison


Mount Athos, part 1 CBS News _ 60 Minutes

Mount Athos, part 1 CBS News _ 60 Minutes (click here to watch this rare visit of the Mount Athos)

Mount Athos, part 1

December 25, 2011 4:02 PM

Bob Simon steps back in time when he gets rare access to monks in ancient monasteries on a remote Greek peninsula who have lived a Spartan life of prayer in a tradition virtually unchanged for a thousand years.

Romanian Skete Prodromos - detail.

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Latina: Simonopetra monastery in Mount Athos, ...

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Read Story: Mount Athos: A visit to the Holy Mountain

English: Elder Paisios in Mount Athos (Agion O...

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Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7392864n&tag=component.0;topnews#ixzz1hiHEdUP9 

GoDaddy accused of interfering with anti-SOPA exodus


GoDaddy accused of interfering with anti-SOPA exodus

GoDaddy accused of interfering with anti-SOPA exodus (click here to read more at CNET News)

A tale of two systems – From Occupy Boston (or when the wolves are sheep keepers)


A tale of two systems - From Occupy Boston (or when the wolves are sheep keepers)

A tale of two systems - From Occupy Boston (or when the wolves are sheep keepers) (Click here...And read more! Also feel free to share!)