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Tidbits and notes posted on FB and Twitter. Part 194

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

Handicapped Stella Young: “I’ve been approached by strangers wanting to tell me that they think I’m brave or inspirational, and this was long before my work had any kind of public profile. They were just kind of congratulating me for managing to get up in the morning and remember my own name.

“Je ne suis pas habile a regner ni a dominer, et je n’ai rien trouve’ d’autre que de me tenir debout” (Discours de l’ Imperatrisse d’Autriche Marie-Therese devant la diete de Hongrie en 1741 apres avoir ete’ couronner “Roi de Hongrie”. Elle avait 20 ans et 3 nations attaquaient militairement son royaume)

Les Hongrois lui fournirent 30,000 soldats qui libererent Prague and assiegerent les Francais a Prague avant leurs capitulation

The Knesset Internal Affairs Committee yesterday discussed the policy of refusing to return the bodies of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces to their families: Palestinian bodies to be thrown into the sea was heard in the Knesset
Ce que j’ai appris le plus de ma vie c’est de bien naviguer a travers les saisons creuses. Ces saisons etaient frequentes, et je suis devenu maitre de navigation
S’il y a une vie que l’autre bord me reserve, je n’en veux pas. Les reves de nuits ne contiennent aucunes des sens olfactives et de gouts de ce qu’on mange: c’est pas une vie quand on a besoin toujours d’intermediare cerebrales pour etre heureux
As I mentioned at the start of Turkish incursion into the Kurdish enclave province of Afrin, the goal was to encourage the Syrian army to take control of this potentially virulent border province. The main worry for Turkey is the eastern Kurdish province (Menbij and Hasakeh) bordering the Iraqi Kurdistan provinces.
Israel government to boycott film festival in Paris Film Festival over the organiser’s decision to air a movie that is said to ‘hurt the reputation of Israel’s military‘. Its reputation is already pretty badly hurt since its only function is to attack Palestinian children. Great victory for BDS Palestine.

Culture Minister, Miri Regev, is said to be on a mission to stop the film Foxtrot” gaining wide recognition. The Israeli movie has a controversial scene in which the Israeli military covers up the deaths of a carload of Palestinian teenagers. The movie won the Silver Lion award at the Venice Film Festival and was shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.

Knesset votes down bill recognizing Armenian genocide in a preliminary vote. Bill was sponsored by Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid to have Israel recognize the Armenian Genocide. 

Why Tellerson meeting the 3 Lebanese “leaders” singly after 4 pm?  Why they don’t meet with him all together instead of being singly cornered? (Was sacked after meeting Turkey Erdogan)


“I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much”: Handicapped Stella Young, a comedian and journalist

Ladies and gentlemen, I’m afraid I’m going to disappoint you dramatically. I am not here to inspire you. I am here to tell you that we have been lied to about disability.

Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn’t automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. In this very funny talk, Young breaks down society’s habit of turning disabled people into “inspiration porn.”

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxSydney, an independent event. TED’s editors chose to feature it for you.




March 2023

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