Daily Archives: April 15, 2015

Words of wisdom.

The greatest generosity is non-attachment.

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GM protected from switch lawsuits

GM protected from switch lawsuits http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32329496

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What’s it really like to work at McDonald’s?

What’s it really like to work at McDonald’s? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32283560

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Street fashion: Tokyo Camera Style

Street fashion: Tokyo Camera Style http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-32232291

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Russia’s most daring theatre company

Russia’s most daring theatre company http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32320896

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Protests reignited over police killings

Protests reignited over police killings http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32322768

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US to exhume Pearl Harbor remains

US to exhume Pearl Harbor remains http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32313713

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From France 24 : new Paris Paris keep it celebrates 100 years of Édith Piaf

New Paris exhibit celebrates 100 years of Édith Piaf


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YouTube graffiti tracks cave water

YouTube graffiti tracks cave water http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-32324232

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Protester crashes ECB growth update

Protester crashes ECB growth update http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32317952

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US minimum wage protests expand

US minimum wage protests expand http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32324293

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Group: ISIS has base few miles from Texas border – Fierce clashes in Iraq as ISIS takes control of villages

By Info on April 15, 2015 News

Islamic State fighters are operating training bases near the U.S. southern border and are being aided by violent drug cartels to smuggle terrorists into states like Texas, a report published Tuesday by a watchdog group claims.

The Judicial Watch report, which cited an unnamed Mexican Army officer and a Mexican police inspector, raises new fears that the fight with ISIS is closer to the U.S. than previously thought.

The report identified the locations of the two bases, and said one is as close as 8 miles from Texas in a town west of Juarez. Mexican authorities found possible evidence — plans written in Arabic and Urdu — last week in the town of “Anapra,” the sources said. These sources told the watchdog that “coyotes” who work for drug cartels assist in smuggling terrorists between Fort Hancock, Texas, and other undisclosed locations.

The U.S. State Department and the Department of Homeland Security did not immediately respond to an inquiry from FoxNews.com to confirm the report. But the Mexican border has long been seen as a potential vulnerability.

FoxNews.com reported last summer that social media chatter shows ISIS is aware of the porous border, and are “expressing an increased interest” in crossing over to carry out a terrorist attack.

15/04/2015 12:36 By: Fox News

via Group: ISIS has base few miles from Texas border – Fierce clashes in Iraq as ISIS takes control of villages.

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@nprnews Islamic State operating in Mexico just 8 miles from U.S. border #WakeUpAmerica

Fighting Boko Haram: Chad aims to ‘destroy’ militant group | euronews, world news

Luis Carballo will be online to discuss his experiences in Chad on Thursday at 15:00 CET. He’ll answer your questions in English, Spanish or French so please post them in the live blog at the foot of this page, email them to askluis@scribblelive.com or Tweet them using the hashtag #askeuronewsluis. You can follow Luis on Twitter @granangular.

For more than a decade, the Islamist group Boko Haram had a limited strategy: to create an Islamic caliphate in northern Nigeria. But now it has spread its terror campaign to neighbouring countries as well.

Chad, Niger and Cameroon have responded with a military alliance which, since January, has been helping the Abuja government.

“What these children have seen, you wouldn’t wish it on your worst enemy.”

In March, Boko Haram signed a deal with ISIL, or the self proclaimed Islamic State. This turned the conflict into an international one, switching on red lights across the region and accelerating a joint offensive.

via Fighting Boko Haram: Chad aims to ‘destroy’ militant group | euronews, world news.

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†Rome, Italy, Apr 15, 2015 / 02:25 am (CNA)†

Crucifix. Credit: Bluekdesign via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

High-profile Rome exorcist: ‘ISIS is Satan’ Crucifix. Credit: Bluekdesign via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

In a recent Facebook post, well-known Roman exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth said the Islamic State (ISIS) “is Satan,” and he also questioned the lack of response from Western nations.

“ISIS is Satan. Things first happen in the spiritual realms, then they are made concrete on this earth,” he said in an April 8 post on the social media website.

Father Amorth continued, “there are only two spiritual realms: The Holy Spirit and the demonic spirit.”

He said the demonic enters in “because evil is disguised in various ways: political, religious, cultural, and it has one source of inspiration: the devil. As a Christian I fight the beast spiritually.”

“The political world, which today seems to lack a response in face of the massacre of Christians, will also have to fight ISIS and it will do it in a different way. If it advances as it seems to be doing, we ask ourselves what has the West done over the course of the last decades.”

The priest, who founded the International Association of Exorcists, explained that Satan “keeps saying that the world is in his power, and what he says is true. Biblically speaking we are in the last days and the beast is working furiously.”

ISIS took control of the largest Christian city in Iraq, Qaraqosh, in August last year, causing tens of thousands of people to flee.

The terrorist group has persecuted and murdered Christians and other religious minorities in parts of Syria and Iraq.

Fr. Amorth, age 90, has performed over 70,000 exorcisms during the past 29 years. The number is so high because carrying out an exorcism can require multiple sessions and each time the rite is administered it is counted as one instance.

Fr. Amorth has previously spoken about the danger posed by people no longer believing in the devil, as well as a shortage of exorcists.

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Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

April 15

1755   English lexicographer Dr. Samuel Johnson publishes his Dictionary of the English Language.
1784   The first balloon is flown in Ireland.
1813   U.S. troops under James Wilkinson siege the Spanish-held city of Mobile in future state of Alabama.
1858   At the Battle of Azimghur, the Mexicans defeat Spanish loyalists.
1871   ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok becomes the marshal of Abilene, Kansas.
1861   President Lincoln mobilizes Federal army.
1865   Abraham Lincoln dies from John Wilkes Booth’s assassination bullet.
1912   With her band playing on the deck, the ocean liner Titanic sinks at 2:27 a.m. in the North Atlantic.
1917   British forces defeat the Germans at the battle of Arras.
1919   British troops kill 400 Indians at Amritsar, India.
1923   Insulin becomes generally available for people suffering with diabetes.
1923   The first sound films shown to a paying audience are exhibited at the Rialto Theater in New York City.
1940   French and British troops land at Narvik, Norway.
1945   President Franklin D. Roosevelt is buried on the grounds of his Hyde Park home.
1948   Arab forces are defeated in battle with Israeli forces.
1952   President Harry Truman signs the official Japanese peace treaty.
1955   Ray Kroc starts the McDonald’s chain of fast food restaurants.
1959   Cuban leader Fidel Castro begins a U.S. goodwill tour.
1960   The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizes at Shaw University.
1971   North Vietnamese troops ambush a company of Delta Raiders from the 101st Airborne Division near Fire Support Base Bastogne in Vietnam. The American troops were on a rescue mission.
1986   U.S. warplanes attack Libya.
Born on April 15
1452   Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, scientist and visionary
1684   Catherine I, empress of Russia
1741   Charles Wilson Peale, portrait painter and inventor
1800   Sir James Clark Ross, Scottish explorer who located the Magnetic North Pole.
1832   Wilhelm Busch, German painter and poet, created the precursor to the comic strip.
1843   Henry James, writer and critic.
1874   George Harrison Shull, American botanist, developer of hybrid corn.
1874   Johannes Stark, Novel Prize-winning German physicist.
1880   Max Wertheimer, Czech-born psychologist.
1889   Thomas Hart Benton, painter, muralist.
1889   Asa Phillip Randolph, American labor leader and Civil Rights advocate.
1898   Bessie Smith, American blues singer.
1904   Arshile Gorky, abstract painter.
1922   Harold Washington, first black mayor of Chicago
1922   Neville Mariner, conductor.
1932   Eva Figes, British novelist.
1940   Jeffrey Archer, English novelist and politician (Kane and Abel, Honor Among Thieves).

– See more at: http://www.historynet.com/today-in-history#sthash.DUjk8rhu.dpuf

today’s picture: The ‘Unsinkable’ Titanic

The ‘Unsinkable’ Titanic
The White Star Line’s Titanic–shown here departing Southhampton, England, on her maiden voyage to New York on April 10, 1912–struck an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. on April 14, 1912. The collision opened five forward compartments along the starboard side. At 2:20 a.m., two hours and 40 minutes after impact, the magnificent ship once thought to be unsinkable disappeared beneath the sea with the loss of about 1,522 lives. Because there were lifeboats for only half those on board, only 705 passengers and crew survived the disaster. Among the survivors was J. Bruce Ismay, president of the White Star Line, who telegraphed his New York office, ‘Deeply regret advise you Titanic sank this morning after collision with iceberg, resulting in serious loss of life. Full particulars later.’ – See more at: http://www.historynet.com/picture-of-the-day#sthash.qnx3ouxV.dpuf

Saint of the Day for Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 : St. Paternus

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St. Paternus

St. Paternus.The first 5th century saint. He followed his father’s path by becoming a hermit in Wales. He founded the monastery at the great church of Paternus, and became a bishop of that region. He … continue reading

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quotation: ‘…Any coward can fight a battle when he’s sure of winning, but…’ George Eliot

Any coward can fight a battle when he’s sure of winning, but give me the man who has pluck to fight when he’s sure of losing.

George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss

today’s birthday: Charles Willson Peale (1741)

Charles Willson Peale (1741)

Peale was an American painter, inventor, and naturalist. After studying painting in London, he returned to America and became the country’s preeminent portrait painter. A captain in the militia during the American Revolution, he painted many portraits of military leaders. Later, he established a portrait gallery, founded the Peale Museum, and even formed the first scientific expedition in American history. Peale is probably best known for his portraits of which historical figure? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language Published (1755)

Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language Published (1755)

Written by literary scholar Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language was the first comprehensive English lexicographical work ever undertaken and is among the most influential dictionaries in the history of the English language. Remarkably, Johnson completed the work nearly single-handedly over a period of nine years. Unlike most modern lexicographers, he introduced humor into a number of his more than 42,000 definitions. What are some examples? More… Discuss



The word “Champagne,” when capitalized, refers specifically to the white, sparkling wine made in the Champagne region of France. Generally, production begins with the fermentation of grapes with low sugar and high acid levels to produce a still wine, which is blended with other wines, a small amount of sugar and yeast, and stored. During the second fermentation, carbon dioxide is trapped in the bottle. How should Champagne be poured in order to preserve the bubbles? More… Discuss

word: pompous


Definition: (adjective) Characterized by excessive self-esteem or exaggerated dignity.
Synonyms: overblown, grandiloquent, portentous
Usage: He read the proclamation aloud in a pompous voice, although nobody was paying attention. Discuss.

Study: Acetaminophen dulls both joy and pain

Study: Acetaminophen dulls both joy and pain

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Dementia ‘halted in mice brains’

Dementia ‘halted in mice brains’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32315763

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Divorcees ‘have more heart attacks’

Divorcees ‘have more heart attacks’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32303997

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Ebola survivors ‘safe sex warning’

Ebola survivors ‘safe sex warning’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32284629

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Pro-Putin Russian bikers anger Poles

Pro-Putin Russian bikers anger Poles http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-eu-32301622

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EU accuses Google of search ‘abuse’

EU accuses Google of search ‘abuse’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32315649

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