The Lone Quark

3 December 2014

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Whenever she hears the helicopter, Umm Abdu tenses, collects her medical kit and runs through the lanes of Old Aleppo to the only working hospital in her neighbourhood.

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/02/-sp-female-medic-aleppo-syria-war-umm-abdu

23 November 2014

“No Man Left Behind” sculpture

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I like these statues. I feel nervous about his M9 service pistol however.
http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2014/11/22/fallujah-statue-kasal-pendleton-iconic-photo/70026084/

22 November 2014

This is so sad. I wish B&N could profit from just books.

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http://m.wsj.com/articles/why-barnes-noble-is-selling-beer-kits-popcorn-makers-1416615443?mobile=y&mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTWhatsNewsCollection

Destruction of Palestinian Homes is a war crime

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http://www.timesofisrael.com/razing-homes-of-terrorists-families-a-war-crime-rights-group-says/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=c661f829cd-2014_11_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-c661f829cd-54777141

14 November 2014

Chocoholics despair!

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The world may be running out of chocolate.
chocolate article at Bloomberg

8 November 2014

Do you think there is a message here?

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has removed U.S. Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, 66, as head of the Vatican’s highest court and named him to a largely ceremonial post with a chivalric religious order.

http://cnsblog.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/pope-removes-cardinal-burke-from-vatican-post/

22 July 2011

My Condolences to Norway

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22 July 2011 Bomb Attack in Oslo (Morten Holm/Scanpix/Reuters).

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg :
“I have a message to whoever attacked us. It’s a message from all of Norway,” he said. “You will not destroy us. You will not destroy our democracy.”

11 February 2011

‘There is something in the soul that cries out for freedom’

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What an extraordinary Day! The people of Egypt have begun the long road to creating a new form of government in search of the fundamental freedoms that I take for granted.

May Allah protect and guide you, the new Egypt.

 

5 February 2011

One Man’s Ultimate Protest Against Oppression

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A young university graduate, Mohamed Bouazizi, set fire to himself in December in Sidi Bouzid, 125 miles southeast of Tunisia’s capital.

For the unemployed and oppressed people of Tunisia, a young man’s decision to set himself on fire in mid-December was a wake-up call, sparking days of protests and eventually the fall of the government.

‘I pray that the new authorities will make new fair policies — policies that my son inspired,’ Manoubia Bouazizi, Mr. Bouazizi’s mother, told the Associated Press.

19 December 2010

Limpa Bread on the way

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