Daily Archives: December 13, 2015

Iraq: Sanctuary to killing field | Crux


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Sex, love and robots: is this the end of intimacy?


Sex, love and robots: is this the end of intimacy?

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La Tour Eiffel


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Cetatea FĂGĂRAŞ, Winter 2015


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this pressed: 1 Dead and Multiple Wounded in Shooting Near L.A. Hotel: Reports #ShootingVictims https://t.co/whIqoD7jf4 pic.twitter.com/IWOgFSjuU3 — Melody Rigo (@Melody407000) December 14, 2015


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Saint of the Day for Sunday, December 13th, 2015: St. Lucy


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St. Lucy

Lucy’s history has been lost and all we really know for certain is that this brave woman who lived in Syracuse lost her life during the persecution of Christians in the early fourth century. Her … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Susuharai


Susuharai

In Japan, many people choose to give their houses a thorough cleaning at year’s end. Worn or broken furniture and utensils and items that have been lost are replaced. New tatami mats, the thick straw mats on which people sit and sleep, are brought in, and damage to the paper sliding doors in traditional Japanese houses is repaired. In some areas, it is customary to tie pounded rice cakes (mochi-bana, “rice-cake flowers”) to the branches of willow trees as an offering to the gods. Friends and co-workers may also throw “year-end forgetting parties” known as bonen-kai. More… Discuss

quotation: W. Somerset Maugham


Conscience is the guardian in the individual of the rules which the community has evolved for its own preservation. It is the policeman in all our hearts, set there to watch that we do not break its laws. It is the spy seated in the central stronghold of the ego.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Discuss

today’s birthday: Dick Van Dyke (1925) Chim Chim Cheree Mary Poppins


Dick Van Dyke (1925)

After appearing in television variety shows during the 1950s, Van Dyke made his Broadway debut and earned his first Tony Award starring in Bye, Bye Birdie. He won several Emmy Awards for the successful television comedy series The Dick Van Dyke Show and also danced and sang in the films Mary Poppins and Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang. Van Dyke appeared infrequently during the 80s but made a career comeback with what dramatic TV series that co-starred his son?
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this day in the yesteryear: The Nanking Massacre (1937)


The Nanking Massacre (1937)

Upon capturing the city of Nanking, which had been the Nationalist Chinese capital, Japanese forces under orders to destroy the city proceeded to kill and rape the Chinese residents on a mass scale. Tens of thousands were raped and between 100,000 and 300,000 are estimated to have been killed during the Nanking Massacre. The tense relations between the two nations into the 21st century is, in part, due to the brutality of Japanese troops during this time. What happened to those responsible? More… Discuss

The Don


The Don

Sir Donald “The Don” George Bradman’s 20-year cricket career began in 1928, when he joined the Australian national team. He is widely considered the sport’s greatest player and one of the world’s most outstanding athletes. Bradman’s career batting average was 99.94 runs per inning, a record that still stands at 30 runs higher than his nearest competitor. In 1934, acute appendicitis and peritonitis nearly cost Bradman his life. Who famously asked to be kept apprised of his condition? More… Discuss

word: welter


welter

Definition: (noun) A confused mass; a jumble.
Synonyms: clutter, jumble, mare’s nest, muddle, smother
Usage: Surrounded by a welter of papers and magazines, Susan began work on her scrapbook. Discuss.
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Twins by the lake


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Waiting for the snow…


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Globally, religious persecution is Christian persecution | Crux


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Trump: ‘I have far better judgment’ than Cruz


Trump: ‘I have far better judgment’ than Cruz

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Casă la țară, Gheorghe Petraşcu


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The guitar


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Winter cold


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