Daily Archives: 01/02/2024

Men of Iron (Version 2 Dramatic Reading) by Howard Pyle (1853 – 1911)

“The year 1400 opened with more than usual peacefulness in England. Only a few months before, Richard II—weak, wicked, and treacherous—had been dethroned, and Henry IV declared King in his stead. But it was only a seeming peacefulness, lasting but … Continue reading

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“La città dell’oro” di Emilio Salgari

La Città dell’oro, pubblicato nel 1898, è un romanzo d’avventura di Emilio Salgari. La storia è ambientata nel Sud America, tra la fine del XVI e l’inizio del XVII secolo, e racconta di una spedizione di quattro uomini alla ricerca … Continue reading

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“Il viaggiatore volante” di Bruno Barilli

Conosciuta a Monaco Danitza Pavlovic giovane nipote del re serbo Pietro Karađorđević, la quale era nella città tedesca per ragioni di studio, Bruno Barilli si recò nel 1912 in Serbia – a Pozarevac non lontano da Belgrado – a trovare … Continue reading

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Bird flu, US farms

Bird flu is infecting some chicken farms in the US. When a farm is infected, it will infect nearly all the chickens, and the government requires killing all the chickens to hinder spread to other farms. If that were the … Continue reading

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Biden’s climate commitments

*Rampant Biden Administration Oil, Gas Drilling Approvals Continue to Undermine U.S. Climate Commitments.* No amount of renewable electric generation will avert global heating disaster unless it leads to reducing total greenhouse gas emissions. For civilization’s survival, that must be the … Continue reading

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Ukraine turns the war

Ukraine builds long-distance attack drones and uses them to attack Russia’s oil export terminals. Post Views: 4

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Rebellions brewing, TX, USA

Governor Abbott of Texas has declared that he can disobey the federal government in the name of Texas. He has also clearly echoed the manifestos of the secessionists of 1861. The wrecker’s supporters have been preparing for rebellion for over … Continue reading

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UN Gaza aid endangered

* António Guterres says loss of funding from US and [other countries], [for humanitarian aid for Gaza], means aid into Gaza for whole of this month cannot be guaranteed.* Post Views: 5

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UNRWA saddled upon

*Famine in Gaza is being made ‘inevitable’ says UN rapporteur. Countries defunding UNRWA, the main aid distributor in Gaza, are accused of collectively punishing more than 2.2 million Palestinians.* Post Views: 5

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Israel dossier on HAMAS in UNRWA

Israel accused 12 members of the UNRWA staff of fighting for HAMAS or other terrorist groups. This is being used as an excuse to cut off the aid to the Palestinians. Israel kept the information secret for months until a … Continue reading

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Ukraine-aid deal

Congress was considering a deal which would trade military aid for Ukraine for restoring the wrecker’s border wall and cruel treatment if people crossing the border. The articles I’ve seen do not explicitly say, but I think that the aid … Continue reading

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Insurrectionist presidency, US

*We must start urgently talking about the dangers of a second [insurrectionist bullshit] presidency.* Post Views: 4

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Biden pauses fossil fuel plans

Biden has ordered a reconsideration of the criteria for approving fossil gas export terminals. As a consequence, several proposals are now on hold. If this leads to stricter criteria, and to less construction of new export terminals, that could be … Continue reading

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Hague ruling on Israel

* UN court’s ruling is devastating for Israel and awkward for [its] allies such as the UK and US, which belittled South Africa’s case.* The court did not label the crimes Israel has already committed as “genocide”, but pointed out … Continue reading

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Oil tanker afire

A Houthi attack set an oil tanker on fire, just south of Yemen. Post Views: 4

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Russians’ doctors visits

Moscow now requires clinics to record the audio of every meeting with a patient. Post Views: 4

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Automobile Girls at Newport, The by Laura Crane

Published in 1910, the young sisters, Barbara and Mollie Thurston, are being invited by their skilled friend, Ruth Stuart, to go on a real-life adventure in a motor car, for Ruth is a girl who actually can drive a motor … Continue reading

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TikTok pulls Taylor Swift and The Weeknd’s music

It comes after a licensing rights row between the platform and the artists’ record label, Universal. Post Views: 3

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ASIA/MYANMAR – Sciopero silenzioso e preghiera nell’anniversario del colpo di Stato militare

Yangon – Fedeli cattolici del Myanmar trascorrono l’anniversario del colpo di stato operato il 1° febbraio 2021 dalla giunta militare dedicandosi all’Adorazione eucaristica silenziosa, recitando il Rosario, rimettendo la situazione tribolazione e precarietà sotto la protezione della Vergine Maria e invocando … Continue reading

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VATICANO – Il Dott. Benjamín Estévez de Cominges nominato Segretario Generale della Segreteria per l’Economia

Città del Vaticano – Il Santo Padre ha nominato in data odierna il Dott. Benjamín Estévez de Cominges,finora Delegato per l’Amministrazione del Dicastero per l’Evangelizzazione nella Sezione per la prima evangelizzazione e le nuove Chiese particolari, Segretario Generale della Segreteria … Continue reading

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