Xiaomi Wants to Take On Roku and Apple TV With New Streaming Box — Variety

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

30 April 2016. Old Russian Wisdom… An Egg is Priceless on a Holy Day — Voices from Russia

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

Vin Scully made a very convincing argument as to why the belief that No. 13 is unlucky is a lie — For The Win

Nagorno-Karabakh: This ‘frozen’ post-Soviet conflict is heating up and fits right in with current global chaos — National Post – Top Stories

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

WATCH FRANCIS: “Faith Without Mercy Becomes Ideology” — Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

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.

A guide to the mosaics along the Roman Baetica Route (Spain)

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