Memorial Day–2016

Peace out, indeed Lobo!

In Saner Thought

Today is Memorial Day….a day set aside to remember our fallen service people during a time of war.

We build monuments to them and then they are soon forgotten…at least this day the public is forced to remember…..all the “sunshine patriots” come out of the woodwork…..and most will beat their chests like sex crazed primates….the sound and fury that signifies (what?)…….

But first a musical interlude….

This will be my only post of the day for I intend to honor our vets in my own way…..first I post this video of the group that I was part of during the Vietnam War…the LRRPs…..with the 9th Infantry Division….Mekong Delta….Republic of South Vietnam…..

Please take the time to learn about a group of men that did all asked of them and for the most part have been forgotten….something I hope to rectify…..

9th Infantry Division RECONDO Qualification Badge, LRRP, LRP | Vietnam ...

Although the LRRPs of Vietnam became the 75th Rangers…..I was…

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Puerto Rico’s born-again farmers dig for victory in island’s debt battle

Repeating Islands

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An article by Richard Luscombe for London’s Guardian.

Agriculture on the Caribbean island is reviving as Puerto Ricans go back to the land to grow food for local consumption and help tackle a $73bn debt crisis

Nelson Rosada has been a chef for 28 years. He takes pride in having crafted many extraordinary dishes. But, he claims, none have been as special as the food he now serves daily at the Caribe Hilton Hotel, on the north-east coast of Puerto Rico.The reason, he says, is that for the first time the ingredients he uses are fresh, grown and harvested locally instead of arriving – many days old – on a boat from Florida.

This might appear a small victory for one sous chef catering mostly to tourists, but it is indicative of a revival in agriculture in the US territory that offers, some believe, one potential solution to…

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Suelo rocoso en Uruguay

Wow! Must be agates, obsidian, flint, emeralds, crystal geodes and more!


Rocas magmáticas

Se originan por enfriamiento y solidifiación de un magma a alta temperatura y en estado de fusión. Estas rocas pueden ser cristalinas, integradas por la asociación de minerales con formas geométricas o amorgas cuando el enfriamiento fue brusco y los minerales fundidos en el magma no tuvieron tiempo de cristalizar.
Existen formas intermedias entre ambos extremos, ej. el granito es una roca cristalina formada por cristales de cuarzo, feldespato y mica; el basalto es una roca de origen volcanico consolidada por enfriamiento de las lavas y sin cristalización.

Rocas sedimentarias

Se originan por depósito de materiales procedentes en general de la destrucción de otras rocas por los procesos erosivos; se forman en capas sucesivas y se dicen estraficadas.
Los elementos depositados pueden ser gruesos o finos y permanecer sueltos (roca no consolidada) o ser más o menos fuertemente unidos (roca consolidadada). Atendiendo a esto la roca se denomina:

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Israeli extremist settlers stormed al-Aqsa Mosque – PNN

Hordes of Israeli extremist settlers stormed on early Sunday morning the holy al-Aqsa Mosque, in Occupied Jerusalem, via the Maghareba Gate. The break-in was carried out under heavy escort by Israeli soldiers and special police troops. The fanatic Israeli settlers reportedly performed provocative rituals and chanted anti-Muslim slogans. A group of Muslim women have been maintaining vigil outside the al-Aqsa after the Israeli occupation police prevented them from entering the Mosque to perform their prayers. Tension has been running high in Occupied Jerusalem as Israeli fanatics stepped up assaults on the al-Aqsa Mosque. Observers said the break-ins make part of Israeli intents to Judaize the mosque and divide it spatially and temporally between Muslims and Jews.

Source: Israeli extremist settlers stormed al-Aqsa Mosque – PNN

تعيين ليبرمان.. صفعة فلسطينية ليست غريبة


تعيين ليبرمان.. صفعة فلسطينية ليست غريبة

المشكلة ليست بتعيين ليبرمان وزير حرب. الحقيقة، فكون ليبرمان وزيرا للحرب هو من أكثر الامور طبيعية في الحكومة الحالية والسابقة وسابقاتها. المشكلة فينا نحن الفلسطينيون.

طبعا وكعادتنا، نحن الأكثر تحليلا ومعرفة بإسرائيل، وتركيبتها السياسية وغيرها من تركيبات، فعندما تسمع التحليلات الفلسطينية عن إسرائيل، تظن لوهلة أننا المحتلون لإسرائيل وليس العكس. استغرب حنكتنا فائقة الحدود، وفشلنا الذريع الذي لم يستطع انهاء الاحتلال، بل عششه فينا.

ان تعيين ليبرمان كوزير للحرب يقول أن نتانياهو على المسار الصحيح. فتعيين ليبرمان وزيرا للخارجية كان كارثي على إسرائيل، وهو اليوم في الوضع المناسب لشخصيته وإمكانياته.

هل تعيينه سيزيد الحروب علينا؟ هل سيزيد النظام الإسرائيلي دموية؟ إن كان وزير الحرب هو من يقرر الاعتداءات والعدوان والقتل في إسرائيل، فالأولى أن نلوم سابقه، الذي صار يظهر لنا وكأنه من حمائم السلام.

استطيع أن أفهم أن تحاول إسرائيل ترويج ليبرمان في منصبه هذا. فليبرمان شخصية غير مقبولة بالضرورة بتمثيل الشارع العام الذي…

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Mystery of Mongol Retreat from Hungary Solved

Di Cosmo and his colleagues have previously found that a stretch of warm, wet weather between 1211 and 1225 probably helped fuel the Mongols’ initial expansion by giving them ample fodder for their horses. And other climate researchers have found that the Mongols may have influenced the climate as well: In 2011, researchers reported that the Mongol invasion of the 1200s had a tiny but perceptible effect on global carbon dioxide levels because the amount of death and destruction their expansion caused slowed deforestation for agriculture.

Source: Mystery of Mongol Retreat from Hungary Solved

Jeremy Corbyn ‘failed to reply’ to Israeli Labour on fears of antisemitism – Trog-Laborites will try anything to undo what their voters decided!

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Source: Jeremy Corbyn ‘failed to reply’ to Israeli Labour on fears of antisemitism

8-Year-Old Brought Loaded Gun Into Brooklyn School: Gothamist

An 8-year-old boy is accused of bringing a loaded handgun into his elementary school in Brooklyn yesterday. Police say the gun was found in the boy’s backpack, and it’s unclear how he ended up with it—they suspect he may have brought it in because he was having a dispute with another child. Teachers at P.S. 91 on Albany Avenue near Maple Street say they discovered the gun after the boy refused to sit on his backpack when instructed to do so. When teachers became suspicious they looked inside and found a loaded seven-shot, .380-caliber pistol wrapped in a black shopping bag. Police say they’re still trying to ascertain how the boy got a hold of the gun. The school sent home letters alerting parents about the incident. “A student was discovered carrying a weapon in his book bag,” the letter read. “We assure you that every precaution was taken and will continue to be taken to ensure the safety of our students and staff.” ABC 7 reports that officials think the child was having a dispute with a classmate, and suspect he may have obtained the gun from his teenage brother. “Talk to your child,” Gregory Floyd, president of Teamsters Local 237, told the station. “If your child is having a dispute with another child, there should be something in place in the schools that they can just reconcile these issues without resulting in bringing weapons to school.” This is the sixth time since March that teachers have found a child with a gun at a city school.

Source: 8-Year-Old Brought Loaded Gun Into Brooklyn School: Gothamist

Pope says migrants are ′not dangerous, but in danger′ | News | DW.COM | 28.05.2016

Holding a life jacket from a young migrant girl who perished at sea, Pope Francis on Saturday told hundreds of children at the Vatican that migrants “are not dangerous, but in danger.” The pontiff told the Italian children and migrants that a rescue worker in the Mediterranean had given him the life jacket after he failed to save the young girl’s life. “He brought me this life jacket and, crying a little bit, he said: ‘Father, I failed. There was a little girl in the sea and I wasn’t able to save her. All I could reach was her life jacket,'” Pope Francis said. “I don’t want to upset you, but you are brave and you know the truth. They are in danger: many children… they are in danger,” the pontiff told the children. “Think about this girl. What was her name? I don’t know: a child without a name. Each of you must give her the name you want to. She is in heaven, she is watching over us,” he added.

Source: Pope says migrants are ′not dangerous, but in danger′ | News | DW.COM | 28.05.2016