Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Israel pauses to remember 6 million murdered in Holocaust

Israelis across the country paused for two minutes Monday morning in memory of the six million Jews who were murdered in Europe under Nazi rule as a siren pierced the clear blue sky in an annual marking of Holocaust Remembrance Day...http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-pauses-to-remember-6-million-murdered-in-holocaust/ Times of Israel

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Becca Krueger Cover of Ray Charles "Hit the Road Jack"

Becca Krueger

How I Planned And Shot An Erupting Volcano With The Milky Way

Albert Dros

Panorama of the valley with the milky way stretching over it and an erupting Fuego.
Sony A7R2, Samyang 14mm f/2.8, wide open at f/2.8, 25s, ISO 4000, panorama of multiple images

Nature has lots to offer for landscape photographers. We love to shoot nature’s paintings. Storms, rainbows, tornadoes, lightning strikes: they’re all a gift from nature that we can play with as a landscape photographer. Volcanoes are one of them, too, especially when they’re erupting. I have been fascinated by volcanoes; they have been on my list to shoot for quite a while. My younger brother recently went to Guatemala for some backpacking and learning the Spanish language. When he sent me some photos of an erupting volcano, my photography senses were immediately triggered. The erupting volcano was called ‘Fuego’ (literally “Fire”). I managed to find webcams and activity on scopes and checked how active Fuego was. According to the history, the volcano has remained quite active, but you had to be lucky to see a lot of eruptions. Still, the idea of meeting up with my brother and shooting a volcano seemed like a good enough reason to go.

When I decided I wanted to go to Guatemala to try and shoot the volcano, I started doing my research on how I wanted my shot to look. Erupting lava is best visible in evening and night, so I was obviously going for that. I researched other shots from this volcano. Most good shots were during a full moon so that you could see the scenery well, lit by the full moon in combination with the lava eruptions. I wanted to try something different. I have always been intrigued with planning and photographing the Milky Way at particular locations. How awesome would it be to shoot the erupting volcano with the Milky Way?...http://www.albertdros.com/single-post/2017/04/11/How-I-Planned-And-Shot-An-Erupting-Volcano-With-The-Milky-Way

In China, Unregistered Churches Are Driving a Religious Revolution

A Chinese Christian woman sings during a prayer service at an underground Protestant church in Beijing.
Kevin Frayer / Getty
China, the world’s rising superpower, is experiencing an explosion of faith. The decades of anti-religious campaigns that followed the 1949 communist takeover are giving way to a spiritual transformation—and among the fastest-growing drivers of that transformation are unregistered churches.

Once called “house” or “underground” churches because they were small clandestine affairs, these groups have become surprisingly well-organized, meeting very openly and often counting hundreds of congregants. They’ve helped the number of Protestants soar from about 1 million when the communists took power to at least 60 million today. Of these believers, about two-thirds are not affiliated with government churches. In other words, Protestants in non-government churches outnumber worshippers in government churches two to one...https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/04/china-unregistered-churches-driving-religious-revolution/521544/

Monday, April 24, 2017

"Vincent" by Don McLean


We all Have Numbers on Our Arms by Paula R. Stern


The President of the State of Israel is speaking before a ceremony commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel.

A rough translation of part of his speech. Missing much but here's a brief overview...

 On January 27, 1945, the gates of hell opened, he tells the audience. The allies had reached Auschwitz. There, they found the youngest immigrant. He was 8 months there. His fater, mother, younger sister and twin sister were murdered. He was 4 years and eight months old. His tattooed number was A2459.

 He was adopted. He grew. He came to Israel. He moved to Israel. He married and brought children into this world. He died last month. In his name and in the name of all of you - we have returned home and from this place, we will never be lost. May their memory be blessed.

 The Prime Minister of the State of Israel (rough translation)...

Last week, it was publicized that the allies knew about the systematic murder of Jews in 1942. Two years more that we had known. Because of this new knowledge, there is a terrible meaning. If they'd done something in 1942 against those concentration camps, they could have saved four MILLION Jews and millions of others.

They knew and they didn't act.  In the hours that they sent our people to the fires, when Mengele was torturing and experimenting. The allies knew and did not act.

Three elements of how this was possible - hatred against the Jews, preference for other actions, and our weakness.

Has this hatred disappeared? No - this hatred continues to spread.

Has the world's priorities changed? This too we have to answer in the negative. Even today, the world continues in silence - Cambodia, Rhodesia, Congo...and even in Syria.

We started a field hospital for Syrians - we've treated thousands of Syrians. We're not silent. The weak wait.

We must be able to defend ourselves, at every minute, against every enemy. And we have the power to do this. This is the greatest job, of every prime minister of Israel. I say this for all of us, the generations the built this country and the ones who continue to build it. We have switched the weakness to strength. A people without defense, to a people who defend.

We excel in intelligence, in strength, in development against anti-Semitism. I say to you, people of Israel, this is a huge overturn. Small nation, a tiny people who lost millions. From where does our strength come - it comes from the spiritual faith of our people. Last week, we met with the ones who lit the candles tonight - each story....

We heard the story of Max Frievler - saved by your father, who carried you on his back. You were the sole survivor. I saw your mother's body, called to your baby sister. A broken little Jewish boy. And at age 14, you entered the Red Army. Max is here with us. Proud, strong, with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

We heard the story of Moshe Porat - 108080 - you told us that here in Israel, at age 14, you were so proud that you entered the army of Israel, and you looked on the army draft and saw the ID number 108080. Same man. Same number. But the destiny of one so different than the destiny of the other.

More than 10 years ago, I went to Poland. Moshe Porat...Saba Moshe (Grandfather Moshe) went with us. He is such a special man. I'm so glad they gave him this honor. He has worked so hard to make sure we never forget.

Two of the six who will come before our people tonight and mark this day. Every year, they appear more frail; every year, we know we are blessed to have among us those who witnessed. Already, there are those who deny - cursed may they be.

Maidanek. Chelmno. Auschwitz. Bergen-Belsen. Dachau. Treblinka...and so many others. We each carry the tattoo...if not on our arms, then in our hearts.

May the memories of six million be blessed. http://israelisoldiersmother.blogspot.ca/2017/04/we-all-have-numbers-on-our-hands.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+blogspot/Rkbit+(A+Soldier%27s+Mother)


                                   Kim Jong-un is certainly no stranger to the odd porky. Reuters

 The North Korean Leader visited the Thaechon Pig Farm of the Air and Anti-Air Force of the Korean People’s Army in a show of support to his troops...https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3393484/kim-jong-un-all-smiles-at-state-pig-processing-plant-as-his-regimes-top-lies-are-revealed/

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Buddha with a Thousand Hands

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Chihuahua arrested by police gains Facebook fame


The world's police forces are beginning to use social media both to quell crime and to make themselves more likable.

By turning to Facebook and accusing Nickelback of crimes against music, for example.
On Wednesday, the Craigavon Police Department in Northern Ireland took to Facebook to make accusations -- against a chihuahua.

He was spotted, police say, at 3.30 a.m. "He was subsequently arrested for jay walking, disorderly behavior and 2 counts of assault on police. He's got serious anger issues, and bit myself AND Big T," said the officer who posted a picture of this Nigel the chihuahua.

Nigel was also described as "an angry wee man and is seriously anti police!" Perhaps he'd merely mistaken the officers for mailmen...https://www.cnet.com/news/police-arrest-chihuahua-northern-ireland-facebook-fame/

Friday, April 21, 2017

This is the new Google Earth


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12 Ex-Smokers Reveal What Helped Them Actually Quit Smoking for Good

                                                                             Photo: Shutterstock

 While some people have all the intentions to quit smoking for good, it becomes a bigger challenge than they ever expected. Between the temptations, the stress, and withdrawal, it's hard to kick a familiar habit. The good news is that there's a light at the end of the tunnel...http://www.readersdigest.ca/health/healthy-living/quit-smoking-advice/?_cmp=DailyDigest&_ebid=DailyDigest4212017&_mid=145473&ehid=E7EBF48E26DE0A6FA55A56B74D84792B5AD69129

Me And Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin - repost

Janis and George in Janis's bedroom at 892 Noe Street, San Francisco janisjoplin.com/forum/

Trump and trade: Trudeau’s policy isn’t in Canada’s interest, let alone America’s

by Ezra Levant
 I'm Canadian, so while I like Donald Trump, I like Canada more, even when our PM is someone like Justin Trudeau. But as I explained on last night's program, Trudeau's new trade policy on dairy is bad for us, not just the United States: https://www.therebel.media/trump_and_trade_trudeau_s_policy_isn_t_in_canada_s_interest_let_alone_america's_

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

5000 Ducks Go For A Walk In China

First Nations issue resolutions to ban drug traffickers

Addictions counsellor hopeful Esgenoôpetitj band council will follow Elsipogtog and Tobique

 Gail Harding · CBC News

 Signs promoting living a life free of alcohol and drugs can be seen throughout Esgenoôpetitj First Nation. (Gail Harding/CBC)

As Esgenoôpetitj First Nation mourns and prepares for the funeral service of a suspected overdose victim, an addictions counsellor says they're remaining vigilant and hopeful there will be no more overdoses.

Leo Bartibogue said there should be help available for people with addicitions, but he would also like to see something done to keep drugs like the pills suspected to have caused 35-year-old Ann Marie Lambert's death — and four other overdoses — off the reserve...http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/new-brunswick/first-nations-issue-resolutions-ban-drug-traffickers-1.4072397

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ranchers watch lone beaver herd curious cattle on Sask. pasture

The Canadian Press, Regina Leader~Post 

Ranchers northeast of Regina are shaking their heads after watching a herd of curious bovines slowly follow a beaver across one of their pastures.
Pete Fisher / Regina Leader~Post
ITUNA, Sask. — It’s about as Canadian as a cattle drive can get.
Ranchers northeast of Regina are shaking their heads after watching a herd of curious bovines slowly follow a beaver across one of their pastures.

Adrienne Ivey and her husband Aaron were out checking their 150 cattle near Ituna on Good Friday when they noticed something odd.

The cattle were gathered together and walking slowly behind a beaver, with some of the heifers lowering their heads to get a closer look at the furry cowboy with a funny-looking tail.

When the beaver stopped, the herd would stop, and then follow again when the rodent resumed its stroll...http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/ranchers+watch+lone+beaver+herd+curious+cattle+sask+pasture/13306680/story.html

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"Seven Bridges Road" by Ian Matthews

JA Wells

All hail the great god of the sun

LINE OF DUTY North Korean soldiers march and shout slogans during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of the country’s founding father, Kim Il-Sung, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Picture: REUTERS

North Korea displayed what appeared to be new long-range and submarine-based missiles on the 105th birth anniversary of its founding father, Kim Il-Sung, on Saturday, as a nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier group steamed towards the region.

Missiles appeared to be the main theme of a giant military parade, with Kim Il-Sung’s grandson, leader Kim Jong-Un, taking time to greet the commander of the Strategic Forces, the branch that oversees the missile arsenal.

A US navy attack on a Syrian airfield this month with Tomahawk missiles raised questions about US President Donald Trump’s plans for reclusive North Korea, which has conducted several missile and nuclear tests in defiance of UN sanctions, regularly threatening to destroy the US...http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/all-hail-the-great-god-of-the-sun-20170415

North Korea Military Parade 2016

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VIDEO: Spiders create huge web in New Zealand field


Whale’s eye view reveals feeding habits in Antarctica – video

Source: WWF

The World Wildlife Fund released this footage filmed in March 2017 that shows the view from a camera attached to a whale in Antarctica. Scientists used suction cups to attach cameras to humpback and minke whales, revealing new feeding habits and their social lives. The data gathered will be used to protect whales and their ecosystems...https://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2017/apr/13/whales-eye-view-reveals-feeding-habits-in-antarctica-video

Bird Man: Since childhood, Jon Groves has obsessed over birds of prey

Sarah Hewitt for Swerve,Calgary Herald
 Guinness in mid-hunt chasing a gadwall. Jon Groves / Swerve

Open spaces are the best hunting grounds for birds like gyrfalcons. Guinness, a six-year-old trained falcon, flexes its talons around the leather gauntlet Jon Groves wears on his forearm. Groves slips off the hood and, with his teeth and spare hand, unties the jesses that tether the raptor to his fist. Guinness leaps and with a few powerful wing beats, climbs aggressively into the sky. Groves flushes a partridge from the wheat stubble and Guinness tucks in its wings and dives.

 “When it’s really cold out,” Groves says, “you can actually hear them cutting through the air if you’re close enough—that’s pretty amazing.”... http://calgaryherald.com/feature/jon-groves-obsesses-over-birds-of-prey

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

'The tomb is empty because He is risen!'

Mark 16:1-7
 1And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
 2And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
 3And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?
 4And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
 5And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.
 6And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
 7But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.

How this Canadian woman catfished an NBA star and an aspiring model, almost ruining their lives

Shelly Chartier is a soft-spoken Canadian woman who seems so childlike at first that she looks more like a teenager than someone in their 30s.

The 33-year-old lived an isolated life for years caring for her invalid mother inside their small home in the tiny town of Easterville, located in the Canadian province of Manitoba. She only has a 6th grade education and had no contact with the outside world except for a computer and an internet connection.
Given her seemingly simple and very quiet life, it’s hard to imagine that Chartier was the mastermind behind a massive “catfishing” scheme that launched an international criminal investigation and, authorities say, almost ruined the career of an NBA star, terrorized an aspiring model in Los Angeles and manipulated several other victims.

“She tends to try and downplay or mitigate what she did, to pass it off on others, to make it seem as if she was just some innocent bystander who got caught up in all this,” said Mike McIntyre, reporter with the Winnipeg Free Press...http://abcnews.go.com/US/canadian-woman-catfished-nba-star-aspiring-model-ruining/story?id=46778331 



Friday, April 14, 2017

Forget the ‘Mother of all bombs,’ meet the Russian-made ‘Daddy’

The bomb is four times more powerful than the one dropped by the US in Afghanistan. © Reuters / Reuters 

The US boasts that its GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), known as the ‘Mother of all bombs’, is the largest ever non-nuclear bomb used in combat but, don’t be fooled, Russia possess something far superior. Kids, meet Daddy.

The Aviation Thermobaric Bomb of Increased Power, known as the ‘Father of all bombs’ (FOAB), was developed by Russia in 2007 and eclipses its US rival in both power and efficiency.

It can inflict a 44 ton-yield when detonated, compared to the 11-ton-yield of the mother. Unlike its US counterpart though it’s less hefty, weighing in at 7,100kg compared to 8,200kg...https://www.rt.com/viral/384743-moab-russia-father-bomb/


Raining in Saskatoon

Saskatoon's weather: Clouds and showers; high 10 C, low 0 C

It's expected to grey for most of the day on Friday, according to Environment Canada's forecast. Gord Waldner / Saskatoon StarPhoenix ... http://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/saskatoons-weather-clouds-and-showers-high-10-c-low-0-c 


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Michael Bublé’s wife confirms son Noah is recovering well from cancer battle

Daily Hive Staff

Michael Bublé’s wife Luisana Lopilato has shared some good news.

Lopilato spoke to reporters at a press conference in Argentina, saying that their three-year-old son Noah is recovering well from his recent cancer treatment.

“Thank God, my son is well,” she said...https://www.google.ca/search?q=Michael+Buble%E2%80%99s+wife+brings+good+news+for+son,+Noah%E2%80%99s+cancer+battle&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=7S3wWO2mMojVjwTIiLSoAg

Thursday, April 13, 2017

U.S. drops largest non-nuclear ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on ISIL target in Afghanistan

Robert Burns, The Associated Press
 This photo provided by Eglin Air Force Base shows the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb. Eglin Air Force Base via AP
U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with the “Mother of All Bombs,” the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said.

The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, unleashes 11 tons of explosives. When it was developed in the early 2000s, the Pentagon did a formal review of legal justification for its combat use.

The Pentagon said it had no early estimate of deaths or damage caused by its attack, which President Donald Trump called a “very, very successful mission.”

The U.S. military headquarters in Kabul said in a statement that the bomb was dropped at 7:32 p.m. local time Thursday on a tunnel complex in Achin district of Nangarhar province, where the Afghan affiliate of the Islamic State group has been operating. The target was close to the Pakistani border...http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/u-s-drops-largest-non-nuclear-mother-of-all-bombs-in-afghanistan


The Gap Band performing "You Dropped A Bomb On Me."

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The Male Lion – Undisputed King of the African Jungle

Lions are fascinating animals and worthy of all the admiration they inspire. For centuries they have represented bravery, pride and royalty and regularly feature as a symbol of courage and nobility on national flags, family crests and coats of arms.

At one time lions were abundant throughout the African continent as well as in Greece, the Middle East and Northern India – how sad to see that today they only occur naturally in sub-Saharan Africa (mostly in eastern and southern Africa), and even here their numbers have declined by more than 42% in the last two decades alone. (A small number can still be found in India). It is interesting and significant that wherever the symbolic lion appears it is always the splendid male lion, even though the lioness does most of the hunting!..http://www.wherelionsroam.com/the-male-lion/

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Rescued Elephant Adopts an Orphan Mouse and Raises Her as Her Own

When it comes to mice and elephants, most of us know that a very tense relationship exists. Elephants may be massive pachyderms who seem to dominate the world around them with poise and grace – but when you add a mouse into the mix, suddenly these great beings are reduced to nothing more than a bumbling, clumsy mess.

We know we spent most of our childhoods watching cartoon interactions between these animals and laughing at the ridiculousness of it all, which is why when we saw this story from the Elephant Conservation Trust (ECT) in Nairobi, Kenya, we had to do a massive double take.

About five years ago, ECT rescued an orphaned elephant named Kutania. The little elephant had gotten trapped in a well and was sadly left behind by her herd. When they found little Kutania, she was in a terrible state and it took months of coaxing to get her to trust her human caretakers. After the apparent rejection she faced after being abandoned by her herd, Kutania was extremely wary of the other elephants at the sanctuary. According to her caretakers, she would run out to play with the other little elephants, but if they didn’t immediately show her attention, she would retreat – afraid to face the brunt of rejection yet again.

This didn’t bode well for little Kutania’s chances of making it in the wild and caretakers were beginning to become resigned to the fact that she would forever be in the confines of the sanctuary – but then something amazing happened...http://www.onegreenplanet.org

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Ancient Village Discovered on Canada’s West Coast Predates the Pyramids

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This is a fascinating story and kind of a fun break from politics. Researchers have discovered an ancient settlement off the west coast of Canada that is approximately 14,000 years old. Read Here>> http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/04/ancient-village-discovered-on-canadas-west-coast-predates-the-pyramids/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LegalInsurrection+%28Le%C2%B7gal+In%C2%B7sur%C2%B7rec%C2%B7tion%29


Lloydminster woman and pet pig return home after favourable ruling

Lloydminster resident Stacey Walton is petitioning the City of Lloydminster to change its bylaws so she can keep her pet pig Arnold. Photos from Facebook. Saskatoon

   A Lloydminster woman and her beloved micro pig Arnold have moved back into the city after a judge ruled the 32-kilogram swine is a pet, not livestock.

Stacey Walton received a ticket last summer for violating the City of Lloyminster’s domestic animal bylaw, which forbids keeping livestock in the city. She was fined $100 and told to get rid of Arnold, who she purchased nearly two years ago at a rare and exotic animal sale.

Walton couldn’t bear to part with the pig, who sleeps in her bed and hangs out at the garage where she works. She fought the ticket in court earlier this spring, calling her boyfriend and members of her family to testify to the fact that Arnold is more similar to a pet dog than livestock.

That may have helped sway the judge, who told Walton last week that she can keep the critter within city limits.

“I was very happy. I ran and grabbed my pig, brought him to the shop,” Walton said...http://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/lloydminster-woman-and-pet-pig-return-home-after-favourable-ruling

Fleetwood Mac, "Little Lies"

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Panel discussion with MP Iqra Khalid was interrupted by protesters

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Camera crew in Alberta, Canada captures man leaping into frozen pond to save his dog.