How Terrorists and Dictators Silence Arab Journalists, Gatestone Institute, Khaled Abu Toameh, May 19, 2016 ♦ That is the sad state of journalism in the Arab world: “If you’re not with us, then you must be against us and that is why we need to shut your mouth.” A journalist who does not agree to serve […]
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Chinese consumer electronics upstart Xiaomi is best known for making a serious dent into the phone sales of competitors like Samsung in its home country. But for its U.S. expansion, Xiaomi decided to go after a different market: Xiaomi’s new Mi Box aims to squarely compete with streaming devices from Roku and Amazon as well……
via Xiaomi Wants to Take On Roku and Apple TV With New Streaming Box — Variety
New research exposes “massive secretive operation” to fill China’s internet with propaganda.
via Meet the Chinese Trolls Pumping Out 488 Million Fake Social Media Posts — Foreign Policy
A few weeks ago, I turned in a class project, where I had to make a documentary. Here it is.
An Egg is Priceless on a Holy Day Marina Ruslanova 2010s ______________________________ This is in the style of “folk” popular luboks (crude prints for mass distribution). It’s an Old Russian proverb… Дорого яичко к святому дню literally is “An egg is priceless on a holy day”, which carries the meaning of “Anything done at the […]
via 30 April 2016. Old Russian Wisdom… An Egg is Priceless on a Holy Day — Voices from Russia
If anyone out there could convince people that the No. 13 isn’t so bad after all, Vin Scully is the guy. On Thursday night during the Diamondbacks-Dodgers game, Scully used Nick Ahmed’s jersey number to take a stand for No. 13. Your browser does not support iframes. @CityHall03 transcribed Scully as he spoke. Scully’s voice…
via Vin Scully made a very convincing argument as to why the belief that No. 13 is unlucky is a lie — For The Win
When Muslim Azerbaijanis and Christian Armenians went to war between 1992 and 1994 over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, about 30,000 living in a territory the size of Prince Edward Island died and as many as one million were displaced from there and from Azerbaijan. The savage fighting there presaged the intensely personal communal violence…
via Nagorno-Karabakh: This ‘frozen’ post-Soviet conflict is heating up and fits right in with current global chaos — National Post – Top Stories
During the Vigil of Divine Mercy in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis spoke words whose truth reaches all the way back to a great Father of the Church, Gregory of Nyssa, who, in his Life of Moses, wrote: “ideas create idols; only wonder leads to knowing…”
via WATCH FRANCIS: “Faith Without Mercy Becomes Ideology” — Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org
I rarely agree with the Roman pontiff on many things, but in this one, yes, faith must ALWAYS be tempered with mercy. Otherwise, it’s a dead faith which profits no one.
Originally posted on FOLLOWING HADRIAN: On a recent trip to Southern Spain, I travelled along the Roman Baetica Route and I visited many of the archaeological sites and museums that Andalusia has to offer. Among the plethora of ancient treasures to be found in the region, I was particularly impressed by the incredible mosaics I…
Even decades after his death, Albert Einstein continues to be vindicated. Einstein predicted that scientists would discover gravitational waves, and it looks like the LIGO project confirmed his suspicions.
HT: New York Times.