Isis sends female supporters to serve as frontline suicide bombers | World news | The Guardian

As jihadis retreat from key Middle East territories, they have made a ‘drastic U-turn’ on deploying female recruits, posing a challenge for security organisations

Fonte: Isis sends female supporters to serve as frontline suicide bombers | World news | The Guardian

— karin izumi

Quem somos depende unicamente de nós. Agir ao invés de reagir é sinal de força, maturidade e inteligência. É a atitude de pessoas que assumem responsabilidades e não se fazem de vítima. Sabem quem são e o que precisam fazer para ficarem em paz. Não são reativas e não esperam a felicidade vir de […]

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A lo Trump Macri construye un muro en Argentina

Noticiasargetinas

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Todos miran al país del norte y se horrorizan por el anuncio del hoy presidente Donald Trump de construir un muro en la frontera con Mexico. Lo que nadie muestra y nadie te dice es que en nuestro país también Macri está construyendo un muro, o para no faltar a la verdad, será más bien un alto alambrado entre las ciudades fronterizas de La Quiaca, del lado argentino, y Villazón, al costado boliviano.

Se constató que se dio inicio por orden del Ejecutivo Nacional a la construcción de un vallado de más de 10.000 metros , la extensión abarca desde las vías del desaparecido ferrocarril Belgrano, hasta avenida Bolívar en la ciudad fronteriza.

Este “muro” que se está construyendo, tiene por objetivo encauzar el paso de una ciudad a la otra, desalentar el paso por lugares no habilitados y según gendarmería brindar mayor seguridad. Pero para algunos, que no son…

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Snowden: herói e mártir

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A múltipla escolha acrescentada no Brasil ao título original de SNOWDEN: HERÓI OU TRAIDOR? procura inspecionar a opinião do espectador, mas absolutamente não se justifica no filme de Oliver Stone. Para o cineasta, frontalmente crítico ao status quo do governo americano, Edward Snowden é, sim, um herói. É um homem que nunca titubeou na convicção de que estava fazendo a coisa certa para colocar a segurança dos cidadãos acima da segurança do estado.

“Você terá outras maneiras de servir ao país”, prevê o oficial do Exército que o dispensa após um acidente de treinamento. A súbita aparição do Snowden real no lugar do ator Joseph Gordon-Levitt nas sequências finais, ao som da trilha sacralizante de Craig Armstrong, não deixa lugar para a opção “traidor”. Logo, o título brasileiro sugere uma polêmica que não está no filme, mas supostamente em sua recepção pelo público.

Independente do julgamento de cada um, SNOWDEN…

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Maybe Trump’s election is the BEST thing that could have happened!

Lucky Otters Haven

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I know what you’re probably thinking.  You probably think I must have finally snapped.  That I’ve given into Stockholm Syndrome and now identify with the enemy.   You’re  maybe even thinking about hitting the “backspace” key,  writing me off as a traitor to my left wing ideals — or at the very least writing me off as a typical unstable, waffling Borderline  who blows hot and cold depending on my mood and can’t stick to my beliefs.

None of these are actually true (though I do feel a little crazy!)

Please hear me out.   It’s not what you’re probably thinking at all.   I still can’t stand Trump.  I can’t stand his personality, his racism, his sexism, his entitlement, his malignant narcissism, the way he insults those who aren’t exactly like him.   Hell, I can’t stand his FACE.  I can barely stand looking at his smug orange mug…

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Cheesy Thumbprint Cookies with Tomato Bourbon Jam

Foodie On Board

Cheesy Thumbprint Cookies with Tomato Bourbon Jam Cheesy Thumbprint Cookies with Tomato Bourbon Jam

Metric? Imperial? Tablespoons? Ounces? Grams? It is all just so darn confusing! I know what you are thinking – Chef Julianna should be a pro at doing conversions, shouldn’t she? Well, no. You see, I was brought up in an era of measurement confusion. As a kid growing up in Canada, it was clear and easy – imperial measurements were the order of the day. We measured length in inches and feet; distance in miles; weight in pounds; and we baked with cups, teaspoons and tablespoons. I could go into a store and hold a bag of apples in my hands, and instinctively know that it was one pound. Easy, right? Then some bonehead (no names mentioned) decided that Canada would adopt the metric system. What? The radio played little songs so that we would know if we were speeding or not –…

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“Everybody knows”

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Everybody knows

A Poem by Coyote Poetry

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I awoke pissed off today. Then my Poet of music Leonard Cohen set me off to describe my emotion.

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“Everybody knows, the games been fixed”
(I borrow a few lines from Leonard Cohen.
Sometime we need to learn emotion and feelings
from people who lived a long life.)

“Everybody knows”

Mr. President.

Did you see the gas prices?
Poor people making minimum wage won’t be giving lunch money
to their kids.
Will be eating ramen noodles for lunch at work.
Must decide to fill gas tank or pay bills.

“Poor cities in the USA are getting the left over.”
Do you give a shit?
The bloody rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.

Gas companies made biggest profit the past year ever by sucking the last dollar and hope
from the people. The oil company sells us the oil they…

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