Say hello again to two of the most over-promoted and sinister figures involved with the current U.S. government: Mohamed Elibiary and Dalia Mogahed. If you were one of those Christian Copts standing in the ruins of your village or church, what message would you take from all this?
A little while back I paid a visit to Bangor Cathedral, North Wales. If you are ever in Bangor you might be confused and assume that the Gothic style building on the hill is the cathedral, but that’s actually part of the University.
Instead, the Cathedral is low-lying and inconspicuous, on a site that has been in use as a place of Christian worship since the 6th century, almost in the centre of town.
The site of Bangor Cathedral was originally occupied by St. Deiniol‘s monastery which was sacked in 634 and again in 1073. Nothing of the original building survives.
The church was badly damaged when King Edward I…
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Professor Rosie Woodroffe, a badger expert at the Zoological Society of London said “When you kill badgers two things happen. The first is there are fewer badgers”.
You think I made that up? In the same Telegraph article, Environment Minister Owen Paterson told the BBC that (a) the marksmen brought in to kill 70% of all badgers missed their target because the badgers “moved the goalposts and kept moving around like wild animals” (b) he had thought the Badger population on Dartmoor was 5,000, whereas it’s only 3,800, and (c) even then, the marksmen missed their target of killing 70%.
A failure? Not a bit of it. Mr Paterson said: “Our chief vet thinks that there’s no question the cull in Somerset has been a success.”
Now as we head up the wooden stairs to Beddington tonight, what we need to bear in mind is that the people who…
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The European Council recently passed an edict forbidding the circumcision of male children until the age of consent, eighteen years of age. This makes both Judaic and Islamic commandments to circumcise young male children at the age of eight days illegal forcing breaking of covenants with G0d. This is just another brick building the wall beyond which many European leadership wish to push all religious Jews, even the least observant. This is another front of the bans on Kosher and Halal slaughter of animals in order to make their meat edible under religious guidelines. Perhaps the European Council believes they hope for Jews to forget their religion or simply vanish from amongst those preferred people, those who are not religious Jews. This vindictive edict has been passed before with the same ends in mind. King Antiochus was the Greek ruler whose oppression of Jews in the land of Israel led…
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A long time ago in China, a girl named Li-Li got married and went to live with her husband and mother-in-law.
In a very short time, Li-Li found that she couldn’t get along with her mother-in-law at all. Their personalities were very different, and Li-Li was angered by many of her mother-in-law’s habits. In addition, she criticized Li-Li constantly.
Days passed days, and weeks passed weeks. Li-Li and her mother-in-law never stopped arguing and fighting. But what made the situation even worse was that, according to ancient Chinese tradition, Li-Li had to bow to her mother-in-law and obey her every wish. All the anger and unhappiness in the house was causing the poor husband great distress.
Finally, Li-Li could not stand her mother-in-law’s bad temper and dictatorship any longer, and she decided to do something about it.
Li-Li went to see her father’s good friend, Mr. Huang, who sold herbs…
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In Jamaica, the ackee fruit is a mixed blessing. Though originally native to West Africa, it migrated to Jamaica in 1778 and is now the country’s national fruit. If improperly eaten, though, ackee can cause what has been dubbed the Jamaican Vomiting Sickness — which, other than the self-explanatory symptoms, can lead to coma or death. Unripe ackee fruit contains a poison called hypoglycin, so preparers must be careful to wait until the fruit’s protective pods turn red and open naturally. Once open, the only edible portion is the yellow arilli, which surround always-toxic black seeds. With all that risk comes a delicious payoff — Jamaica’s national dish is ackee with codfish. You have to commend the bravery of whoever first tried these strange-looking fruits. The ackee is sometimes called a “vegetable brain” because only the inner, brain-shaped, yellowish arils are edible.
Native to the Malay…
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During the 1960’s as a college student, I became involved in the anti-Vietnam war movement. My view of the war changed from one of indifference to opposition as President Johnson expanded our involvement and more of our young men were killed in action. This opposition was directed toward our government’s policy – never to those who had enlisted or were conscripted into this war.
When I first began working to end the United States’ engagement in southeast Asia, mine was a minority opinion. But as more of our fathers and sons and brothers fell in battle, what had started as a movement of college students spread throughout the country. The protest marches soon included mothers and fathers and grandmothers and the American people en masse demanded the war end. And those in Washington heard their voices and we brought our troops home.
Unfortunately, the antipathy to this war became so…
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