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Hindus celebrate Kartika Purnima in honor of the day when God incarnated himself as the Matsya Avatar in fish form. According to Hindu mythology, the purpose of this incarnation was to save Vavaswata, the seventh Manu and progenitor of the human race, from destruction by a deluge. Bathing in the Ganges or in other holy water is considered to be of special religious significance. Hindus spend the day fasting, meditating, and performing charitable acts. It is also believed the Shankara killed the demon Tripurasura on this day, for which he is also called the Tripurari. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Carlos Polestico Garcia (1896)
After graduating from law school, Garcia became a schoolteacher, poet, and public official in his native Philippines. Elected vice president in 1953, he became president upon his predecessor’s unexpected death in 1957. Though he maintained ties with the US, he was known for his “Filipino First” policy, which emphasized the sovereignty and economic interests of the Filipino people over those of outsiders. He retired from public life in 1961. However, in 1971, he died just days after doing what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
This Day in History:
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Is Assassinated (1995)
Rabin was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 for his role in the historic Oslo Accords—widely considered a major milestone in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process—but not everyone supported the treaty, which stipulated that Israel would withdraw from certain contested Palestinian territories. Following a Tel Aviv peace rally, Rabin was shot and killed by Yigal Amir, an extremist Israeli law student who opposed Rabin’s peace efforts. What Jewish law did Amir claim justified the assassination? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Quote of the Day:
Louisa May Alcott
I have made a plan for my life, as I am in my teens, and no more a child. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Article of the Day:
The bomba kryptologiczna—Polish for “cryptologic bomb”—was a machine designed in 1938 by mathematician and Polish Cipher Bureau cryptologist Marian Rejewski to break German Enigma machine ciphers. Shortly before Germany invaded Poland in 1939, Rejewski and his colleagues shared their findings on Enigma decryption with the French and British. The intelligence gathered as a result contributed, perhaps decisively, to the defeat of Nazi Germany. How did the machine come to be called a “bomb”? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Idiom of the Day:
glimmer of hope
A minute indication that something may improve, succeed, or turn out for the best in the end. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Word of the Day:
Definition: (noun) A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient.
Synonyms: disdain, patronage
Usage: Natasha did not like the visitor’s tone of condescension to childish things.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Dacă comunismul a reprezentat visurile și aspirațiile lumii: Cum se face că a părăsit arena mondială ca un pugilist bătut măr, facut knockout, și care nu și-a revenit nici măcar în Cuba…
Comunismul este in cimitir, unde și-a săpat singur groapa contrazicând învățăturile de cârciumă ale unor imbecili, care au avut tupeul să se așeze in tronul lui Dumnezeu după ce au încercat să-l ucidă…Rușine să le fie la toți si la fiecare membru al partidului comunist, mort sau în viață! Blestemat să fie în vecii vecilor! Amin!
È inutile programmare
la propria vita in ogni minimo dettaglio: il destino avrà sempre l’ultima parola.
Holding the galaxy between your fingers: Life is beautiful!
Firenze (Florence) !
San Angelo and Tiber River, Rome !
I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:
What should happen to IS fighters in Syria and Iraq? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41818290
Biserica Ortodoxă a rânduit ca sâmbătă, 4 noiembrie, să se facă pomenirea morților, cunoscută și sub denumirea de Moșii de toamnă.
În biserici au loc slujbe şi se împart pachete cu mâncare săracilor. În plus, se aprind lumânări care semnifică atât lumina credinţei, cât şi a faptelor bune ale celui comemorat. Tradiţia spune că în această zi e bine să fim împăcaţi cu toţi oamenii, să fim îmbrăcaţi curat, iar femeile să aibă capul acoperit. De asemenea, în această zi nu este bine să spălăm haine sau să facem alte munci.
Polish pope devotees petition against French plan to axe cross
More than 38,000 people signed an online petition as of Thursday protesting against a French court order to remove a cross from a statue of the late Polish-born Pope John Paul II in Brittany, western France.
The petition, launched on the CitizenGo website four days ago, “opposes the removal of the cross from a public space and emphasises the Christian roots of Europe”.
It is addressed to the European Parliament, the centre-right European People’s Party and the European Court of Human Rights.
Controversy erupted last week when France’s top administrative court gave the town of Ploermel six months to remove the cross above a papal statue in a public square in a bid to comply with laws enforcing the secular nature of public spaces.
Although the statue of the late pontiff itself is not in question, the court’s move drew ire in heavily Roman Catholic Poland where the Polish-born saint is widely revered and religious symbols are not restricted by law.
Rightwing Prime Minister Beata Szydlo offered last weekend to move the statue to Poland to “save it from censorship”, callingJohn Paul II “a great European” symbolising a “united Christian Europe”.
Szydlo added that “the dictate of the political correctness — the secularisation of the state — opens the door to values that are culturally alien to us and that lead to Europeans being terrorised in their daily lives”.
Gifted to Ploermel by the Georgian-born Russian artist Zourab Tseretel, the statue which features a cross on the arch framing it, was installed in a public square in October 2006.
A local citizens group then launched a legal drive to remove the cross citing a century-old French law on the separation of church and state, but the town’s mayor refused.
After years of legal wrangling, France’s top administrative court ruled last Wednesday that the cross must go in line with the 1905 law that rules out “raising or affixing any religious sign or emblem” in a “public place”.
The court’s decision also drew protests from representatives of the Roman Catholic church in France while conservative French lawmaker Nadine Morano said Wednesday she was launching a separate petition “to include the Christian roots of France in the constitution”.
In a twist, Budapest on Thursday also offered to take the statue and cover all transport costs.
The foreign ministry said its French envoy contacted authorities in Brittany but had not yet received a response.
“From the point of view of Europe’s future, any decision that aims at restricting Christianity and the removal of Christian symbols by referring in a hypocritical way to tolerance is incredibly damaging,” Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told the MTI state news agency.
Like his Polish ally, Hungary’s populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban has positioned himself as a vocal defender of European “Christian identity”, which he says is under threat from Muslim refugees.