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Tidbits and notes posted on FB and Twitter. Part 246

Note: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. I pay attention to researched documentaries and serious links I receive. The page of backlog opinions and events is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains a month-old events that are worth refreshing your memory

Since 7,000 BC, northern Europeans chewed birch bark for medicinal and recreational purposes. The Maya and Aztecs used chicle, a latex derived from the sapodilla tree, to quench thirst, fight hunger, freshen breath, and for fun.

Social rules governed chewing: According to Smithsonian, “adult women who dared to chew chicle in public were viewed as harlots, while men who did so were “effeminate.” And native North Americans chewed spruce tree resin, a habit that incoming Europeans adopted.

L’exécution d’un rebelle Vietcong à Saïgon

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Saïgon est l’ancien nom de la ville vietnamienne Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville. Cette photographie a été prise par Eddie Adams, lauréat du prix Pulitzer, le 1er février 1968.

Elle montre l’assassinat d’un rebelle Vietcong par le chef de la police de la ville. Le prisonnier a les mains attachées alors que le « colonel » est sur le point d’appuyer sur la détente. Eddy Adams dira ensuite : « Le colonel a tué le prisonnier, j’ai tué le colonel avec mon appareil photo. » This picture affected the US people in their estimation of the moral value of this war.

A quarter of a BILLION Facebook accounts are fake! 87 million of us had our data stolen to help Trump win. Russian disinformation operations generated BILLIONS of shares. On Wednesday CEO Zuckerberg will make history testifying before the US Congress.

Sireh said: “We landed among wonderful people. And we fucked it up…”

Now that the car assassin in Munster was announced to be a German “mentally sick” as usual, can we go and cover the repeated genocide of Israel snipers against the Palestinians with live bullets? So far, withing a week, 2,200 injured and 30 killed.

US/ Saudi Kingdom eliminated the leaders of Jaish Islam who made a deal with Syria. Those who insisted on resuming the reign of terror for another week on the civilians in Douma, by using supposedly chemical weapons on the children, which the colonial powers provided them with, are now boarding the buses to Jarablos by Turkey’s border.

Il y a toujours de l’insolence et de distance dans la bonte’ des heureux. Les gens actives et malheureux savent joindre leurs souffrances avec celles des humbles.

What does it means to sign but Not ratify? Can I sign a check but Not ratify it? There are 32 States who signed the International Court for crimes against humanity (Court Penale Internationale), but did’t sign it: among them USA, Russia, Israel and Syria. The States that didn’t even sign it are Saudi Kingdom, China, Turkey, Indonesia (they have already committed crimes against humanity?)

Why Lebanon had to sign the Court Penale Internationale and ratify it and keep paying money it doesn’t have? While USA, Russia, Israel Syria, Turkey, Saudi Kingdom and 32 other States either they didn’t sign or didn’t ratify it? For a political Court that has No intention of reaching a verdict?

What does it means that Israel has informed USA of its air strike on airport T4 in Homs? 4 Iranians killed and a colonel? The jet fighter crossed Lebanon from Jounieh toward Baabek 

Islamic countries use gold-backed crypto-currencies to get around Sharia law. “In the Islamic faith, it’s believed that economic activity should be based on real, physical assets, not speculation.

Observant Muslims also do not invest in banking products that offer returns via interest payments. Therefore, many people in the Gulf states and beyond don’t consider bitcoin, ethereum, and other cryptos to be compliant.”

Chimpanzees should be considered people. Many philosophers now agree (paywall) that they should be given legal rights.

China 13th Five-Year Plan is to battle climate change. Working to become one of the global leaders in renewable energy development as part of its Belt and Road Initiative. China has reiterated its renewable energy goals at aiming to reduce reliance on fossil fuels: Beijing is pushing for a 60% reduction in coal usage by 2020.

Koulouna kaasiroun wa 3aajozoun bi hal moujtama3 al moutakhalef, mahma e3takadna ennana ta7ararna fi al moughtarabaat


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