As practice for sketching animals with USk Montreal at the Biodome this coming Sunday, I sketched my dog today. I know the animals at the Naturalia room are preserved, but after a long walk the dog didn’t move much either. We usually start Sunday sketching at 10 am but since the room only opens at 10:30, we’ll be beginning a bit later. There’s a café on site so there will be no venturing out into the cold to find a place to eat this time. Hope to see you there!
Sketched in a Stillman & Birn Beta Sketchbook.
By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor
In another setback for political change in Russia, opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down by several men who shot him four times in the back while he traversed a bridge along with a Ukrainian woman. Boris was to speak before a peace rally denouncing Russian involvement in the hostilities in the Ukraine, economic policies, and other issues.
Boris, a former deputy-prime minister, is an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The crime scene was within two hundred meters of the Kremlin.
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PONDERABLE: “Many people love falsehood. Few love the truth. Because falsehood can be loved truly, but truth cannot be loved falsely.” — Rebbe Yaakov Yitzchak of Peshischa ~
By Caroline B. Glick ~
It is hard to get your arms around the stubborn determination of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today. For most of the nine years he has served as Israel’s leader, first from 1996 to 1999 and now since 2009, Netanyahu shied away from confrontations or buckled under pressure. He signed deals with the Palestinians he knew the Palestinians would never uphold in the hopes of winning the support of hostile US administrations and a fair shake from the pathologically hateful Israeli media. In recent years he released terrorist murderers from prison. He abrogated Jewish property rights in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria. He agreed to support the establishment of a Palestinian state west of the Jordan River…
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Consumers of BBC content on February 26th could not have failed to notice the story promoted as ‘exclusive’ (but also published on the same day by the Washington Post) in which the identity of the ISIS terrorist nicknamed ‘Jihadi John’ was revealed.
Among the plethora of reports appearing across all BBC platforms were several which included comment from the organization ‘Cage’ and its representative Asim Qureshi. As readers may recall, we have previously noted here that Qureshi’s appearances on the BBC have been remarkable for the fact that introductions and descriptions of the organization he represents have breached editorial guidelines by failing to comply with the clause which commits the BBC to “clearly summarising the standpoint of any interviewee where it is relevant”.
So did the BBC make efforts to rectify that problem in its latest batch of reports?
An article titled “‘Jihadi John’ named…
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When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife. – Prince Philip
The only reason they say ‘Women and children first’ is to test the strength of the lifeboats. – Jean Kerr
I’ve been married to a communist and a fascist, and neither would take out the garbage. – Zsa Zsa Gabor
Home cooking ~> Where many a man thinks his wife is. – Jimmy Durante
Men are like linoleum floors. Lay ’em right and you can walk all over them for thirty years. – Betsy Salkind
A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle. – Irina Dunn
Q. “Why buy the cow if you can get the milk for free?”
A. “Why buy the pig if all you want is a little sausage?”
Aah . . . that’s better!
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Monday, I’ll be guest posting on L. Marie’s blog as part…
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