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Tensions are rising between the US and its NATO allies over defence spending. We ask former US Ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns to analyse what's at stake. Tesla has announced plans to build a factory in China in founder Elon Musk's biggest foreign expansion to date. Tasha Keeny at ARK Invest explains the significance of the move. Attention now turns to Europe for its response to the UK's new Brexit proposal. We get the views of Ilja Nothangel, of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and further analysis from our regular economic commentator, Roger Bootle of Capital Economics. Also in the programme, the BBC's Roger Hearing reports from Mongolia on how the country is urbanising at a rapid pace.
          11-7-1405: Laksamana Muslim Cheng Ho Temukan Benua Amerika Lebih Dulu dari Columbus?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Liputan6.com, Beijing - Jauh sebelum Christopher Columbus mencapai 'Dunia Baru' dan Ferdinand Magellan berlayar mengelilingi Bumi, Laksamana Cheng Ho (Zheng He) asal Tiongkok menjejakkan kaki ke tanah yang belum dipijak Bangsa Eropa.

Hari itu, 11 Juli 1405, Laksamana Cheng Ho angkat sauh dari Nanjing, ibu kota Tiongkok pada awal pemerintahan Dinasti Ming. Armadanya terdiri atas 200 kapal dan 28 ribu kelasi, jauh lebih besar dari kepunyaan Columbus, yang pada 1492 hanya membawa tiga bahtera: Nina, Pinta, dan Santa Maria.

Teknik navigasi dan kapal yang dimiliki Cheng Ho juga amat canggih pada masanya.

Dari Nanjing, Cheng Ho berlayar melintasi Asia dan Arabia, hingga mencapai lokasi yang kini menjadi pantai Somalia.

Wilayah yang ia jelajahi konon lebih luas dari itu. Sebab, antara tahun 1405 dan 1433, pemerintahan Dinasti Ming mensponsori tujuh perjalanan eksplorasi, di mana Cheng Ho menjadi komandannya. Tujuannya adalah memperluas pengaruh China di tanah asing dan jaringan perdagangan.

Seperti dikutip dari nationalgeographic.org, perjalanan ketiga Cheng Ho membawanya ke wilayah yang kini dikenal sebagai Vietnam tengah, pulau Sumatra dan Jawa di Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India selatan dan barat, serta Thailand.

Ia bahkan disebut-sebut sebagai penemu benua Amerika dan Australia.

Seperti dikutip dari New York Times, pada 2006, seorang pengacara dan kolektor terkemuka asal Beijing, China mengungkap sebuah peta lama yang konon membuktikan bahwa bangsa Eropa bukanlah orang pertama yang berlayar ke seluruh dunia dan menemukan Amerika.

Peta lawas tersebut digambar pada tahun 1763, namun ada catatan di dalamnya yang menyebut bahwa dokumen tersebut adalah reproduksi dari atlas yang berasal dari tahun 1418.

Liu Gang, nama kolektor bersebut, mengaku membeli peta itu seharga US$ 500 di sebuah toko di Shanghai pada 2001. Namun, baru belakangan ia menyadari arti pentingnya.

"Isu utamanya bukanlah peta itu sendiri," kata dia dalam sebuah konferensi pers. "Namun, informasi di dalamnya berpotensi mengubah sejarah," kata dia.

Sekelompok cendekiawan dan penggemar sejarah, yang dipimpin oleh Gavin Menzies, mantan komandan kapal selam Angkatan Laut Inggris, berpendapat bahwa Cheng Ho melakukan perjalanan lebih jauh daripada anggapan kebanyakan sejarawan China dan Barat.

Menzies bahkan mengklaim, Cheng Ho mengunjungi benua Amerika pada 1421, 71 tahun sebelum Columbus.

Dalam bukunya yang terbit pada 2003, 1421: The Year China Discovered America" (William Morrow/HarperCollins), Menzies mengungkapkan sejumlah bukti yang menyebut, Cheng Ho berlayar ke wilayah yang kini menjadi pantai timur Amerika Serikat pada 1421. Ia bahkan meninggalkan jejak permukiman di sana.

Pencapaian Cheng Ho telah menjadi spekulasi selama bertahun-tahun. Sebab, banyak catatan sejarah yang sengaha dihancurkan ketika para kaisar Tiongkok mengubah pikiran mereka terkait hubungan dengan dunia luar.

Liu Gang mengatakan, jika koleksinya tersebut benar-benar berasal dari tahun 1418, peta itu mengungkap pengetahuan tentang garis bujur dan garis lintang serta bentuk dasar dunia, termasuk fakta bahwa Bumi itu bulat, yang tidak mungkin berasal dari informasi dari bangsa Eropa.

Namun, para sejarawan belum menemukan kata sepakat soal peta yang yang konon didapat dari pelayaran Cheng Ho.

Gong Yingyan, sejarawan sekaligus ahli peta dari Zhejiang University mengatakan, atlas milik Liu Gang terlalu penuh dengan anakronisme, untuk disebut sebagai buatan dari Abad ke-15.

"Saya memiliki harapan besar ketika pertama kali mendengar tentang keberadaan peta semacam itu," kata Gong. "Tapi saya bisa melihat sekarang bahwa itu adalah peta yang sepenuhnya biasa yang tidak membuktikan apa-apa," kata dia soal peta yang diklaim jadi bukti penjelajahan Laksamana Cheng Ho.

 

 

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Laksamana Muslim

Laksamana Cheng Ho#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Cheng Ho (Zheng He) terlahir pada 1371 dengan nama Ma He. Pria yang lahir di Yunan tersebut adalah keturunan diplomat besar asal Rusia Sayyid Ajjal Shams al-Din Omar -- yang dipilih sebagai Gubernur Yunnad di masa pemerintahan Dinasti Yuan.

Sementara, buyutnya, kakek dan ayahnya, semua bertugas di garnisun Mongolia di dekat Yunnan.

Ayahnya tewas pertempuran ketika Dinasti Ming naik ke tampuk kekuasaan dan orang-orang Mongol diusir dari Yunnan. Cheng Ho yang kala itu masih berusia 11 tahun dijadikan kasim atas perintang seorang jenderal Ming dan dikirim ke istana.

Cheng Ho kemudian membantu Kaisar Yongle atau Zhu Di, menggulingkan Kaisar Jianwen. Atas jasa dan kesetiaannya, penguasa baru mengangkatnya sebagai komandan angkatan laut. Cheng Ho juga punya posisi dan pengaruh kuat di istana.

Seperti dikutip dari gbtimes.com, Zhi Di punya kebijakan asing yang aktif sekaligus agresif. Ia mendambakan perluasan wilayah Tiongkok.

Sebagai bagian dari upaya mencapai tujuannya, ia mengirim armada raksasa ke Asia Tenggara untuk menjelajahi rute perdagangan baru. Dikomandani Cheng Ho, armada tersebut membawa membawa barang dan pasukan, yang mencapai negara-negara Asia Selatan, Afrika Timur dan Arabia. Pelayarannya memicu salah satu periode pertukaran perdagangan dan budaya yang belum pernah terjadi sebelumnya dalam sejarah Tiongkok.

Namun, para sejarawan menduga, ada alasan lain di balik itu. Sang kaisar diyakini mengirim armada dalam rangka mengejar kaisar yang terguling, Jianwen yang kala itu jadi buron.

Ia diduga tak tewas selama Pertempuran Nanjing namun bersembunyi di suatu tempat di barat laut China -- sembari terus melancarkan perlawanan pada kaisar baru.

Selama 1405 hingga 1433, Cheng Ho berlayar ke Laut Barat (Samudera Hindia) tujuh kali dengan armada yang terdiri atas 317 kapal dengan hampir 28 ribu awak.

Kapal terbesarnya berukuran panjang 130 meter -- yang jika dibandingkan, bahtera utama milik Columbus, Santa Maria, hanya mirip sekocinya saja. Kisahnya bahkan konon mengilhami dongeng Petualangan Sinbad, Sang Pelaut dalam Kisah 1001 Malam.

Pada 2005, peringatan 600 tahun pelayaran Cheng Ho diperingati di China, negara asalnya.

"Dinasti Ming ... tidak perlu menaklukkan atau merampok negara lain, melainkan mencoba mempromosikan perdagangan dengan negara-negara miskin untuk membantu mereka berkembang, "kata pejabat China, Laksamana Muda Zheng Ming seperti dikutip dari Sydney Morning Herald.

Namun, Geoff Wade, sejarawan dari National University of Singapore berpendapat apa yang dilakukan Cheng Ho adalah misi militer dengan tujuan strategis, seperti kekuatan kolonial lain.

Selain awal perjalanan Cheng Ho, sejumlah peristiwa bersejarah terjadi pada 11 Juli. Pada 1970, ssebuah roket Angkatan Udara Amerika Serikat jatuh di Daerah Sunyi Mapimí, Meksiko, selanjutnya menimbulkan legenda urban bahwa di daerah tersebut sinyal radio tidak dapat diterima.

Sementara pada 11 Juli 1995 terjadi Pembantaian Srebrenica. Sekitar 8.000 orang Muslim Bosnia dibunuh tentara Serbia-Bosnia pimpinan Jenderal Ratko Mladić.

 

 


          11-7-1405: Laksamana Muslim Cheng Ho Temukan Benua Amerika Lebih Dulu dari Columbus?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Liputan6.com, Beijing - Jauh sebelum Christopher Columbus mencapai 'Dunia Baru' dan Ferdinand Magellan berlayar mengelilingi Bumi, Laksamana Cheng Ho (Zheng He) asal Tiongkok menjejakkan kaki ke tanah yang belum dipijak Bangsa Eropa.

Hari itu, 11 Juli 1405, Laksamana Cheng Ho angkat sauh dari Nanjing, ibu kota Tiongkok pada awal pemerintahan Dinasti Ming. Armadanya terdiri atas 200 kapal dan 28 ribu kelasi, jauh lebih besar dari kepunyaan Columbus, yang pada 1492 hanya membawa tiga bahtera: Nina, Pinta, dan Santa Maria.

Teknik navigasi dan kapal yang dimiliki Cheng Ho juga amat canggih pada masanya.

Dari Nanjing, Cheng Ho berlayar melintasi Asia dan Arabia, hingga mencapai lokasi yang kini menjadi pantai Somalia.

Wilayah yang ia jelajahi konon lebih luas dari itu. Sebab, antara tahun 1405 dan 1433, pemerintahan Dinasti Ming mensponsori tujuh perjalanan eksplorasi, di mana Cheng Ho menjadi komandannya. Tujuannya adalah memperluas pengaruh China di tanah asing dan jaringan perdagangan.

Seperti dikutip dari nationalgeographic.org, perjalanan ketiga Cheng Ho membawanya ke wilayah yang kini dikenal sebagai Vietnam tengah, pulau Sumatra dan Jawa di Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India selatan dan barat, serta Thailand.

Ia bahkan disebut-sebut sebagai penemu benua Amerika dan Australia.

Seperti dikutip dari New York Times, pada 2006, seorang pengacara dan kolektor terkemuka asal Beijing, China mengungkap sebuah peta lama yang konon membuktikan bahwa bangsa Eropa bukanlah orang pertama yang berlayar ke seluruh dunia dan menemukan Amerika.

Peta lawas tersebut digambar pada tahun 1763, namun ada catatan di dalamnya yang menyebut bahwa dokumen tersebut adalah reproduksi dari atlas yang berasal dari tahun 1418.

Liu Gang, nama kolektor bersebut, mengaku membeli peta itu seharga US$ 500 di sebuah toko di Shanghai pada 2001. Namun, baru belakangan ia menyadari arti pentingnya.

"Isu utamanya bukanlah peta itu sendiri," kata dia dalam sebuah konferensi pers. "Namun, informasi di dalamnya berpotensi mengubah sejarah," kata dia.

Sekelompok cendekiawan dan penggemar sejarah, yang dipimpin oleh Gavin Menzies, mantan komandan kapal selam Angkatan Laut Inggris, berpendapat bahwa Cheng Ho melakukan perjalanan lebih jauh daripada anggapan kebanyakan sejarawan China dan Barat.

Menzies bahkan mengklaim, Cheng Ho mengunjungi benua Amerika pada 1421, 71 tahun sebelum Columbus.

Dalam bukunya yang terbit pada 2003, 1421: The Year China Discovered America" (William Morrow/HarperCollins), Menzies mengungkapkan sejumlah bukti yang menyebut, Cheng Ho berlayar ke wilayah yang kini menjadi pantai timur Amerika Serikat pada 1421. Ia bahkan meninggalkan jejak permukiman di sana.

Pencapaian Cheng Ho telah menjadi spekulasi selama bertahun-tahun. Sebab, banyak catatan sejarah yang sengaha dihancurkan ketika para kaisar Tiongkok mengubah pikiran mereka terkait hubungan dengan dunia luar.

Liu Gang mengatakan, jika koleksinya tersebut benar-benar berasal dari tahun 1418, peta itu mengungkap pengetahuan tentang garis bujur dan garis lintang serta bentuk dasar dunia, termasuk fakta bahwa Bumi itu bulat, yang tidak mungkin berasal dari informasi dari bangsa Eropa.

Namun, para sejarawan belum menemukan kata sepakat soal peta yang yang konon didapat dari pelayaran Cheng Ho.

Gong Yingyan, sejarawan sekaligus ahli peta dari Zhejiang University mengatakan, atlas milik Liu Gang terlalu penuh dengan anakronisme, untuk disebut sebagai buatan dari Abad ke-15.

"Saya memiliki harapan besar ketika pertama kali mendengar tentang keberadaan peta semacam itu," kata Gong. "Tapi saya bisa melihat sekarang bahwa itu adalah peta yang sepenuhnya biasa yang tidak membuktikan apa-apa," kata dia soal peta yang diklaim jadi bukti penjelajahan Laksamana Cheng Ho.

 

 

Saksikan juga video berikut ini:

 

Laksamana Muslim

Laksamana Cheng Ho#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Cheng Ho (Zheng He) terlahir pada 1371 dengan nama Ma He. Pria yang lahir di Yunan tersebut adalah keturunan diplomat besar asal Rusia Sayyid Ajjal Shams al-Din Omar -- yang dipilih sebagai Gubernur Yunnad di masa pemerintahan Dinasti Yuan.

Sementara, buyutnya, kakek dan ayahnya, semua bertugas di garnisun Mongolia di dekat Yunnan.

Ayahnya tewas pertempuran ketika Dinasti Ming naik ke tampuk kekuasaan dan orang-orang Mongol diusir dari Yunnan. Cheng Ho yang kala itu masih berusia 11 tahun dijadikan kasim atas perintang seorang jenderal Ming dan dikirim ke istana.

Cheng Ho kemudian membantu Kaisar Yongle atau Zhu Di, menggulingkan Kaisar Jianwen. Atas jasa dan kesetiaannya, penguasa baru mengangkatnya sebagai komandan angkatan laut. Cheng Ho juga punya posisi dan pengaruh kuat di istana.

Seperti dikutip dari gbtimes.com, Zhi Di punya kebijakan asing yang aktif sekaligus agresif. Ia mendambakan perluasan wilayah Tiongkok.

Sebagai bagian dari upaya mencapai tujuannya, ia mengirim armada raksasa ke Asia Tenggara untuk menjelajahi rute perdagangan baru. Dikomandani Cheng Ho, armada tersebut membawa membawa barang dan pasukan, yang mencapai negara-negara Asia Selatan, Afrika Timur dan Arabia. Pelayarannya memicu salah satu periode pertukaran perdagangan dan budaya yang belum pernah terjadi sebelumnya dalam sejarah Tiongkok.

Namun, para sejarawan menduga, ada alasan lain di balik itu. Sang kaisar diyakini mengirim armada dalam rangka mengejar kaisar yang terguling, Jianwen yang kala itu jadi buron.

Ia diduga tak tewas selama Pertempuran Nanjing namun bersembunyi di suatu tempat di barat laut China -- sembari terus melancarkan perlawanan pada kaisar baru.

Selama 1405 hingga 1433, Cheng Ho berlayar ke Laut Barat (Samudera Hindia) tujuh kali dengan armada yang terdiri atas 317 kapal dengan hampir 28 ribu awak.

Kapal terbesarnya berukuran panjang 130 meter -- yang jika dibandingkan, bahtera utama milik Columbus, Santa Maria, hanya mirip sekocinya saja. Kisahnya bahkan konon mengilhami dongeng Petualangan Sinbad, Sang Pelaut dalam Kisah 1001 Malam.

Pada 2005, peringatan 600 tahun pelayaran Cheng Ho diperingati di China, negara asalnya.

"Dinasti Ming ... tidak perlu menaklukkan atau merampok negara lain, melainkan mencoba mempromosikan perdagangan dengan negara-negara miskin untuk membantu mereka berkembang, "kata pejabat China, Laksamana Muda Zheng Ming seperti dikutip dari Sydney Morning Herald.

Namun, Geoff Wade, sejarawan dari National University of Singapore berpendapat apa yang dilakukan Cheng Ho adalah misi militer dengan tujuan strategis, seperti kekuatan kolonial lain.

Selain awal perjalanan Cheng Ho, sejumlah peristiwa bersejarah terjadi pada 11 Juli. Pada 1970, ssebuah roket Angkatan Udara Amerika Serikat jatuh di Daerah Sunyi Mapimí, Meksiko, selanjutnya menimbulkan legenda urban bahwa di daerah tersebut sinyal radio tidak dapat diterima.

Sementara pada 11 Juli 1995 terjadi Pembantaian Srebrenica. Sekitar 8.000 orang Muslim Bosnia dibunuh tentara Serbia-Bosnia pimpinan Jenderal Ratko Mladić.

 

 


          Mongolian Art – Origins Etched in Stone      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In Mongolia, located in East Central Asia and bordered by Russia to the north and China to the south, rock formations yield evidence of artistic expression and communication in the form of petroglyphs dating back to ancient times. Such early examples of stone drawings and carvings discovered in the mountains of western Mongolia are reflections […]
          Photos: A new dawn for shamanism in Mongolia after Soviet repression - Hindustan Times      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Hindustan Times

Photos: A new dawn for shamanism in Mongolia after Soviet repression
Hindustan Times
A Mongolian Shaman or Buu, prays during a ceremony outside Ulaanbaatar at sunrise. Banned for 70 years under Communist rule, shamanism has seen resurgence in Mongolia since 1992, when the ancient practice became protected under the constitution.


          The photographer showed how to live a modern Mongolian shamans. Photo - www.MICEtimes.asia (press release)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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The photographer showed how to live a modern Mongolian shamans. Photo
www.MICEtimes.asia (press release)
Here still cherish the traditions. Under communism, shamanism in Mongolia has been prohibited for 70 years. Since 1992, when he was officially restored and legally defended, he reached the emergency recovery. Now shamans are in great demand.


          The photographer showed how to live a modern Mongolian shamans. Photo - www.MICEtimes.asia (press release)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

www.MICEtimes.asia (press release)

The photographer showed how to live a modern Mongolian shamans. Photo
www.MICEtimes.asia (press release)
Here still cherish the traditions. Under communism, shamanism in Mongolia has been prohibited for 70 years. Since 1992, when he was officially restored and legally defended, he reached the emergency recovery. Now shamans are in great demand.


          Shamanism returns to Mongolian grasslands, in pictures - Telegraph.co.uk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Telegraph.co.uk

Shamanism returns to Mongolian grasslands, in pictures
Telegraph.co.uk
A Mongolian Shamaness or Buu, beats her drum while taking part with others in a fire ritual meant to summon spirits to mark the period of the Summer Solstice in the grasslands outside Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Banned for 70 years under Communist rule, ...


          In pictures: Mongolian shamans perform fire ritual - The Times      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Times

In pictures: Mongolian shamans perform fire ritual
The Times
A Mongolian Shaman, or Buu, taking part in a fire ritual that is meant to summon spirits at the Mother TreeKEVIN FRAYER/GETTY IMAGES. The Times, June 29 2018, 5:00pm. Shareemailfacebooktwitter ...


          Mongolia's shamanic rituals – in pictures - The Guardian      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Guardian

Mongolia's shamanic rituals – in pictures
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Banned for 70 years under communist rule, the ancient practice of shamanism has been protected by Mongolia's constitution since 1992. Kevin Frayer / Getty Images. Fri 29 Jun 2018 02.00 EDT. Mongolian shamans, or buu, take part in a ceremony ...


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The Guardian

Mongolia's shamanic rituals – in pictures
The Guardian
Banned for 70 years under communist rule, the ancient practice of shamanism has been protected by Mongolia's constitution since 1992. Kevin Frayer / Getty Images. Fri 29 Jun 2018 02.00 EDT. Mongolian shamans, or buu, take part in a ceremony ...


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The Guardian

Mongolia's shamanic rituals – in pictures
The Guardian
Banned for 70 years under communist rule, the ancient practice of shamanism has been protected by Mongolia's constitution since 1992. Kevin Frayer / Getty Images. Fri 29 Jun 2018 02.00 EDT. Mongolian shamans, or buu, take part in a ceremony ...


          Shaman Rituals Burn Bright in Mongolia - Getty Images FOTO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Shaman Rituals Burn Bright in Mongolia
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On the summer solstice last week, Mongolia's Shamans gathered to practice traditions and rituals that are thousands of years old. This might not seem remarkable, but under Communist rule, Shamanism was banned in Mongolia for 70 years; since 1992, ...


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Shaman Rituals Burn Bright in Mongolia
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On the summer solstice last week, Mongolia's Shamans gathered to practice traditions and rituals that are thousands of years old. This might not seem remarkable, but under Communist rule, Shamanism was banned in Mongolia for 70 years; since 1992, ...


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          Photos: A new dawn for shamanism in Mongolia after Soviet repression - Hindustan Times      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Hindustan Times

Photos: A new dawn for shamanism in Mongolia after Soviet repression
Hindustan Times
A Mongolian Shaman or Buu, prays during a ceremony outside Ulaanbaatar at sunrise. Banned for 70 years under Communist rule, shamanism has seen resurgence in Mongolia since 1992, when the ancient practice became protected under the constitution.


          The photographer showed how to live a modern Mongolian shamans. Photo - www.MICEtimes.asia (press release)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

www.MICEtimes.asia (press release)

The photographer showed how to live a modern Mongolian shamans. Photo
www.MICEtimes.asia (press release)
Here still cherish the traditions. Under communism, shamanism in Mongolia has been prohibited for 70 years. Since 1992, when he was officially restored and legally defended, he reached the emergency recovery. Now shamans are in great demand.


          The photographer showed how to live a modern Mongolian shamans. Photo - www.MICEtimes.asia (press release)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

www.MICEtimes.asia (press release)

The photographer showed how to live a modern Mongolian shamans. Photo
www.MICEtimes.asia (press release)
Here still cherish the traditions. Under communism, shamanism in Mongolia has been prohibited for 70 years. Since 1992, when he was officially restored and legally defended, he reached the emergency recovery. Now shamans are in great demand.


          Shamanism returns to Mongolian grasslands, in pictures - Telegraph.co.uk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Telegraph.co.uk

Shamanism returns to Mongolian grasslands, in pictures
Telegraph.co.uk
A Mongolian Shamaness or Buu, beats her drum while taking part with others in a fire ritual meant to summon spirits to mark the period of the Summer Solstice in the grasslands outside Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Banned for 70 years under Communist rule, ...


          In pictures: Mongolian shamans perform fire ritual - The Times      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Times

In pictures: Mongolian shamans perform fire ritual
The Times
A Mongolian Shaman, or Buu, taking part in a fire ritual that is meant to summon spirits at the Mother TreeKEVIN FRAYER/GETTY IMAGES. The Times, June 29 2018, 5:00pm. Shareemailfacebooktwitter ...


          Mongolia's shamanic rituals – in pictures - The Guardian      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Guardian

Mongolia's shamanic rituals – in pictures
The Guardian
Banned for 70 years under communist rule, the ancient practice of shamanism has been protected by Mongolia's constitution since 1992. Kevin Frayer / Getty Images. Fri 29 Jun 2018 02.00 EDT. Mongolian shamans, or buu, take part in a ceremony ...


          Mongolia's shamanic rituals – in pictures - The Guardian      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Guardian

Mongolia's shamanic rituals – in pictures
The Guardian
Banned for 70 years under communist rule, the ancient practice of shamanism has been protected by Mongolia's constitution since 1992. Kevin Frayer / Getty Images. Fri 29 Jun 2018 02.00 EDT. Mongolian shamans, or buu, take part in a ceremony ...


          Mongolia's shamanic rituals – in pictures - The Guardian      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Guardian

Mongolia's shamanic rituals – in pictures
The Guardian
Banned for 70 years under communist rule, the ancient practice of shamanism has been protected by Mongolia's constitution since 1992. Kevin Frayer / Getty Images. Fri 29 Jun 2018 02.00 EDT. Mongolian shamans, or buu, take part in a ceremony ...


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Shaman Rituals Burn Bright in Mongolia
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On the summer solstice last week, Mongolia's Shamans gathered to practice traditions and rituals that are thousands of years old. This might not seem remarkable, but under Communist rule, Shamanism was banned in Mongolia for 70 years; since 1992, ...


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Shaman Rituals Burn Bright in Mongolia
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On the summer solstice last week, Mongolia's Shamans gathered to practice traditions and rituals that are thousands of years old. This might not seem remarkable, but under Communist rule, Shamanism was banned in Mongolia for 70 years; since 1992, ...


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Alguns desses "casos" são aquilo que noutro contexto levaria logo uma acusação de "snowflakes". Exemplos: "German Greens Created “Anti-Feminist” Wiki; Targeted Christian Public Figures" (página 40), "Lottery’s Advertisement Featured Model Posing as Crucified Jesus" (página 41), "Pro-Abortion Activist Dressed as Bishop; Handed out Abortion Pills at “Communion”" (página 42), "Catholic Pro-Life Student Union President Ousted" (página 42), "Italian Television Presenter Attacked Online for Wearing Rosary & Holy Medals" (página 43), "Rome Bus Stops the Target of Offensive Images" (página 44), "Columnist Calls Immigration Minister’s Crucifix Necklace a Symbol of Xenophobia" (página 45), "Polish Prosecutors Investigate Play for Offending Religious Sentiments" (página 45), "Mallorca Gay Men’s Chorus Dress as Nuns" (página 46), "Media Campaign Targets Priest for Upholding Church Doctrine" (página 48), "Las Palmas Prosecutor Investigated Performance of Drag Queen as Christ" (página 51), "Muslims Encouraged to Marry Christians to Spread Islam in Spain" (página 51), "Journalist Called Bishop Sexist and Homophobic" (página 51), "Mongolia Magazine Puts “Transgender Jesus” on Cover" (pagina 52).... E isto olhando só para uma dúzia de páginas - e diria que apresentar os casos "procurador investiga alguém por esse alguém ter ofendido a religião" (vejo pelo menos dois) como exemplos de intolerância e discriminação CONTRA os cristãos (presumivelmente intolerância e discriminação por parte da pessoa que está a ser investigada) é algo entre o bizarro e o risível. Sim, há montes de casos graves (como igrejas atacadas e incendiadas), mas esse relatório soma esses casos com casos de "alguém disse mal da igreja católica" ou "católico praticante perde as eleições para a associação de estudantes".
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<div style="margin:0;padding:0;border:15px ridge #990099;vertical-align:baseline;text-align:center;"> <div style="margin:0;padding:0;vertical-align:baseline;text-align:center;"> <div style="margin:0;padding:0;border:5px ridge #cc99ff;vertical-align:baseline;text-align:center;"> <a href="https://i1.wp.com/i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r549/Ana_Mustata/38695059.gif" rel="nofollow"><img src="https://i1.wp.com/i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r549/Ana_Mustata/38695059.gif" style="max-width:100%;" /> O dimineata reusita si placuta va doresc ! Astazi ,soarele a rasarit la orele 5:40 si va apune la orele 21:01 ; Au trecut 192 zile din an si au mai ramas 173... Ce s-a intamplat astazi,de-a lungul timpului ? http://i57.tinypic.com/aexsw6.jpg 1999 » Sarbii din Kosovo suspenda colaborarea cu Forta de mentinere a pacii condusa de NATO (KFOR) 1991 » In Hawaii si Mexico are loc o eclipsa totala de soare 1989 » A decedat Sir Laurence Olivier, actor si regizor britanic 1987 » Populatia pamantului a depasit 5.000.000.000 locuitori 1986 » Maricica Puica alearga 2.000 m in 5:28.69 (record mondial) 1979 » Statia spatiala americana Skylab, reintra in atmosfera terestra 1978 » Printesa Margareta a Marii Britanii, sora reginei Elisabeta, se desparte de sotul ei, Contele Snowdon, dupa 18 ani de mariaj 1974 » In China, langa Xi'an, este descoperita armata de teracota din mormantul Imparatului chinez Qin Shi Huangdi 1973 » In Franta, la Paris, se prabuseste un Boeing 707 din Brazilia 1969 » In Marea Britanie, formatia Rolling Stones lanseaza hitul Honky Tonk Woman 1969 » In SUA, interpretul David Bowie lanseaza hitul Space Oddity 1955 » S-a nascut Mariana Buruiana, actrita si scriitoare romanca 1955 » S-a nascut Maria Dragomiroiu, interpreta romanca de folclor 1953 » S-a nascut Leon Spinks, pugilist american 1943 » S-a nascut Susan Seaforth Hayes, actrita americana 1942 » In timpul celui de al Doilea Razboi Mondial, are loc cel mai lung raid aerian, in cursul caruia 1.750 avioane Lancastere britanice bombardeaza portul Danzig din Polonia 1940 » Romania se retrage din Liga Natiunilor (Societatea Natiunilor) 1937 » A decedat George Gershwin, compozitor american 1934 » S-a nascut Giorgio Armani, creator italian de moda 1923 » In Italia toate partidele non-fasciste sunt dizolvate 1921 » Mongolia isi dobandeste independeta fata de China 1920 » S-a nascut Yul Brynner, actor american de origine rusa 1919 » "Cyprès lauriers" op.156 pentru orga si orchestra de Camille Saint-Saëns are premiera in Cazinoul din Ostend. Compozitorul canta la orga 1913 » Carol I, solicita regilor Serbiei, Greciei si Muntenegrului sa inceapa tratativele de pace, in vederea incheierii Celui de al Doilea Razboi Balcanic 1895 » Auguste si Louis Lumiere fac o demonstratie a filmului in fata oamenilor de stiinta 1889 » In Mexic, este fondat orasul Tijuana 1878 » In Imperiul Autro Ungar, la Conservatorul din Viena, are loc premiera unui cvintet pentru pian, de Gustav Mahler. Compozitorul in varsta de 18 ani, se afla la pian 1865 » In Germania, la Bad Ems, are loc premiera operei comice Coscoletto, ou Le lazzarone, de Jacques Offenbach 1864 » "Persischer Marsch" op.289 de Johann Strauss are premiera in Pavlovsk 1863 » In Germania, la Bad Ems, are loc premiera operei comice Il Signor Fagotto, de Jacques Offenbach 1863 » Papa Pius al IX-lea il viziteaza pe Franz Liszt la manastirea Madonna del Rosario de langa Roma 1862 » In Germania, la Bad Ems, are loc premiera operei comice Bavard et Bavarde (denumita mai tarziu Les Bavards), de Jacques Offenbach 1859 » In SUA, Charles Dickens publica A Tale Of Two Cities (Poveste din doua orase) 1791 » Pentru a onora memoria barbatului care, se spune, a dat spiritul revolutiei, trupul lui Voltaire este transportat cu pompa din Romilly-sur-Seine in Panthéon (Sainte-Geneviève) 1714 » Dimitrie Cantemir a fost ales membru de onoare al Academiei din Berlin 574 » A decedat Papa Ioan al III-lea 138 » Antoninus Pius, devine Imparat Roman sursa:www.infoazi.ro Va doresc o zi buna ! Va multumesc pentru vizite si mesaje. ! https://i1.wp.com/i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r549/Ana_Mustata/38695059.gif </a> </div> </div> </div>
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<div style="margin:0;padding:0;border:15px ridge #990099;vertical-align:baseline;text-align:center;"> <div style="margin:0;padding:0;vertical-align:baseline;text-align:center;"> <div style="margin:0;padding:0;border:5px ridge #cc99ff;vertical-align:baseline;text-align:center;"> <a href="https://i1.wp.com/i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r549/Ana_Mustata/38695059.gif" rel="nofollow"><img src="https://i1.wp.com/i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r549/Ana_Mustata/38695059.gif" style="max-width:100%;" /> O dimineata reusita si placuta va doresc ! Astazi ,soarele a rasarit la orele 5:40 si va apune la orele 21:01 ; Au trecut 192 zile din an si au mai ramas 173... Ce s-a intamplat astazi,de-a lungul timpului ? http://i57.tinypic.com/aexsw6.jpg 1999 » Sarbii din Kosovo suspenda colaborarea cu Forta de mentinere a pacii condusa de NATO (KFOR) 1991 » In Hawaii si Mexico are loc o eclipsa totala de soare 1989 » A decedat Sir Laurence Olivier, actor si regizor britanic 1987 » Populatia pamantului a depasit 5.000.000.000 locuitori 1986 » Maricica Puica alearga 2.000 m in 5:28.69 (record mondial) 1979 » Statia spatiala americana Skylab, reintra in atmosfera terestra 1978 » Printesa Margareta a Marii Britanii, sora reginei Elisabeta, se desparte de sotul ei, Contele Snowdon, dupa 18 ani de mariaj 1974 » In China, langa Xi'an, este descoperita armata de teracota din mormantul Imparatului chinez Qin Shi Huangdi 1973 » In Franta, la Paris, se prabuseste un Boeing 707 din Brazilia 1969 » In Marea Britanie, formatia Rolling Stones lanseaza hitul Honky Tonk Woman 1969 » In SUA, interpretul David Bowie lanseaza hitul Space Oddity 1955 » S-a nascut Mariana Buruiana, actrita si scriitoare romanca 1955 » S-a nascut Maria Dragomiroiu, interpreta romanca de folclor 1953 » S-a nascut Leon Spinks, pugilist american 1943 » S-a nascut Susan Seaforth Hayes, actrita americana 1942 » In timpul celui de al Doilea Razboi Mondial, are loc cel mai lung raid aerian, in cursul caruia 1.750 avioane Lancastere britanice bombardeaza portul Danzig din Polonia 1940 » Romania se retrage din Liga Natiunilor (Societatea Natiunilor) 1937 » A decedat George Gershwin, compozitor american 1934 » S-a nascut Giorgio Armani, creator italian de moda 1923 » In Italia toate partidele non-fasciste sunt dizolvate 1921 » Mongolia isi dobandeste independeta fata de China 1920 » S-a nascut Yul Brynner, actor american de origine rusa 1919 » "Cyprès lauriers" op.156 pentru orga si orchestra de Camille Saint-Saëns are premiera in Cazinoul din Ostend. Compozitorul canta la orga 1913 » Carol I, solicita regilor Serbiei, Greciei si Muntenegrului sa inceapa tratativele de pace, in vederea incheierii Celui de al Doilea Razboi Balcanic 1895 » Auguste si Louis Lumiere fac o demonstratie a filmului in fata oamenilor de stiinta 1889 » In Mexic, este fondat orasul Tijuana 1878 » In Imperiul Autro Ungar, la Conservatorul din Viena, are loc premiera unui cvintet pentru pian, de Gustav Mahler. Compozitorul in varsta de 18 ani, se afla la pian 1865 » In Germania, la Bad Ems, are loc premiera operei comice Coscoletto, ou Le lazzarone, de Jacques Offenbach 1864 » "Persischer Marsch" op.289 de Johann Strauss are premiera in Pavlovsk 1863 » In Germania, la Bad Ems, are loc premiera operei comice Il Signor Fagotto, de Jacques Offenbach 1863 » Papa Pius al IX-lea il viziteaza pe Franz Liszt la manastirea Madonna del Rosario de langa Roma 1862 » In Germania, la Bad Ems, are loc premiera operei comice Bavard et Bavarde (denumita mai tarziu Les Bavards), de Jacques Offenbach 1859 » In SUA, Charles Dickens publica A Tale Of Two Cities (Poveste din doua orase) 1791 » Pentru a onora memoria barbatului care, se spune, a dat spiritul revolutiei, trupul lui Voltaire este transportat cu pompa din Romilly-sur-Seine in Panthéon (Sainte-Geneviève) 1714 » Dimitrie Cantemir a fost ales membru de onoare al Academiei din Berlin 574 » A decedat Papa Ioan al III-lea 138 » Antoninus Pius, devine Imparat Roman sursa:www.infoazi.ro Va doresc o zi buna ! Va multumesc pentru vizite si mesaje. ! https://i1.wp.com/i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r549/Ana_Mustata/38695059.gif </a> </div> </div> </div>
          Michael Galak The Legacy and Lessons of Barbarossa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2018/07/legacy-lessons-barbarossa/ The hallmark and genesis of the Great Patriotic War, as Russians call it, was the political incompetence of the Soviet leadership, their naiveté, paranoia and blind reliance on a Marxist interpretation of world events. Marx is no longer the Kremlin's sacred text, but all else has changed little if at all. June 22, 1941 – its the date which is engraved in memory of all who had a misfortune to be born in the USSR. This was the day Operation Barbarossa began, the Nazi attack on the Soviet Union. By today’s date, July 10, German forces were at Kiev’s doorstep and, behind the rapidly advancing front line, the Wehrmacht and SS were firmly in control. On this day Jews were being massacred in the Polish town of Jedwabne, as they would be in countless other locations. In retrospect, the clash between Hitler and Stalin was inevitable, two predators willing and ready to spill blood generously to achieve their delusional dreams of world dominance. Both required enemies to hate to consolidate their hold on their respective populations. The Nazis were focusing their need for hatred on the Jews. The Soviets were concentrating on the ‘evil’ of the international bourgeoisie. The Soviets adopted pseudo-scientific Marxist theories of class struggle as the basis for the extermination of millions of unwanted souls. The Nazis based their extermination programs on the equally pseudo-scientific theories of race and social Darwinism. Both regimes were quite successful in brainwashing their followers. Both were socialists with insignificant ideological variations. Even flags, songs and holidays were similar. The difference between the Nazis and the Soviets, described as the divide between the evil ‘Right’ and the noble ‘Left’, has always struck me as being contrived and nonsensical. The beginning of the direct war between the USSR and the Nazi Germany was characterized by the extraordinary series of events. The two countries were allies and, following the infamous Molotov-Ribbentrop treaty, which stunned the world at the time, were busily dividing Europe. Hitler was grabbing France, Netherlands, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Greece, Yugoslavia and the Western half of Poland. Stalin, not to be outdone, was getting Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, parts of Hungary, Romania and Eastern Poland. Stalin demanded an increase of his share of the European spoils during the Molotov’s visit to Berlin in 1940. Hitler refused and activated the contingency plan of attack on the Soviet Union ‘Barbarossa’ almost immediately after Molotov’s departure. Both countries were planning to attack each other sooner or later.
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Don't give up on hope.

A daily column on what the ALP have as a policy, supported by a local member, and how it has 'helped' the local community. I'll stop if I cannot identify a policy. Feel free to make suggestions. Contact me on FB, not twitter. I have twitter, but never look at it. 

Gabrielle Williams was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers, working with the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing and the Minister for Families and Children. 


As part of the November 24th Vic election campaign I have a petition I want to bring before the Opposition Leader Matthew Guy. I believe Matthew will be the next premier of Victoria and so I am petitioning him as I raise the issues of Employment, Crime and Education in Dandenong. I am also seeking money for my campaign. I don't have party resources, and so my campaign is on foot, and on the internet. Any money I receive that is not spent on the campaign will go to Grow 4 Life. I am asking questions like "What do you love about Dandenong?" and "If you could change something in Dandenong to make it better, what would it be?" I'm not limiting the questions to state issues. I'm happy to discuss anything, and get things done.

I am a decent man and don't care for the abuse given me. I created a video raising awareness of anti police feeling among western communities. I chose the senseless killing of Nicola Cotton, a Louisiana policewoman who joined post Katrina, to highlight the issue. I did this in order to get an income after having been illegally blacklisted from work in NSW for being a whistleblower. I have not done anything wrong. Local council appointees refused to endorse my work, so I did it for free. Youtube's Adsence refused to allow me to profit from their marketing it. Meanwhile, I am hostage to abysmal political leadership and hopeless journalists. My shopfront has opened on Facebook.

Here is a video I made Ballad of Mytzi The Puppy 

The Ballad of Mytzi The Puppy was written as a sequel to 'The Mystery of Webster's Curse.' There was a small opening through which this story might come into being. Master had killed his sister, Mistress, because of the curse. Mytzi was a witness. Mytzi goes seeking justice .. or revenge. It is a tough world for a puppy on its own. This is not about the curse, but about the puppy. It has a beginning, middle and an end.

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=== from 2017 ===
Some things should not happen, but they do. Malcolm Turnbull shot himself in the foot delivering a speech nearly identical to one he had delivered in Victoria earlier in the year. There was nothing eye opening in the speech. But typical of the frat boy, journalists had been briefed on the speech prior to it being delivered. And they had been told it was going to be a hit at Tony Abbott, and reported that, by claiming the Liberal Party was not a conservative party. So Turnbull had taken his absence overseas to expand a factional battle in his own party. It is understandable Turnbull wants to secure his legacy as PM. That must be the reason for the speech. Some good people would have written it so as to not do what Turnbull did with his frat boy cleverness Miranda Devine would call 'fox like.' Jeff Kennett correctly highlighted the stupidity of it. Abbott had had Turnbull in a broad tent cabinet, Turnbull rejected talent in his cabinet. It was reminiscent of when then Communications Minister Turnbull appeared pictured behind a sandwich board guy with "Abbott you c#nt" written on it. It later turned out Turnbull had paid the guy $50 for the staged photo op. Stupid. Counter productive. Utterly wasteful. Indulgent. How long will the Liberal Party endure such misbehaviour from their party leader? Turnbull sucks oxygen away from good news, like Cormann's negotiated success with Trump's USA over trade impositions on steel. 

In 472, after being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius was captured in the St. Peter's Basilica and put to death. Anthermius had been placed on the throne by Ricimer, a goth born Roman general. Ricimer married Anthemius' daughter, but drifted apart. Open hostility broke out and Constantinople tried to help, but made things worse. 1174, Baldwin IV, 13, became King of Jerusalem, with Raymond III, Count of Tripoli as regent and William of Tyre as chancellor. 1302, Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) – a coalition around the Flemish cities defeated the king of France's royal army. The locals had been killing French peoples, and the French king intended to teach them a lesson in humiliation. He succeeded, badly. 

In 1801, French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons made his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovered another 36 comets, more than any other person in history. 1804, a duel occurred in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. 1893, the first cultured pearl was obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto. 1895, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière demonstrated movie film technology to scientists. 

In 1906, Murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette in the United States, inspiration for Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy. Grace loved the song "Won't you come home Bill Bailey" and she got the nickname Billy. She would often sign letters as "the kid" She was lively and at age 20 was pregnant and unwed. Chester offered to journey with her to an unwed mother's home. He was the father. He killed her after taking her rowing on a lake. He was executed two years later. 1914, Babe Ruth made his debut in Major League Baseball. 1921, former President of the United States William Howard Taft was sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person ever to hold both offices. 1924, Eric Liddell won the gold medal in 400m at the 1924 Paris Olympics, after refusing to run in the heats for 100m, his favoured distance, on the Sunday 1930, Australian cricketer Donald Bradman scored a world record 309 runs in one day, on his way to the highest individual Test innings of 334, during a Test match against England

In 1940, World War IIVichy France regime was formally established. Philippe Pétain became Prime Minister of France. 1943, Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army within the Reichskommissariat Ukraine (Volhynia) peak. Also 1943, World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily – German and Italian troops launched a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily. 1947, the Exodus 1947 headed to Palestine from France. 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was first published, in the United States. 1962, first transatlantic satellite television transmission. Also 1962, Project Apollo: At a press conference, NASA announced lunar orbit rendezvous as the means to land astronauts on the Moon, and return them to Earth.

1972, the first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky started. 1979, America's first space station, Skylab, was destroyed as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean. 1995, the Srebrenica massacre was carried out. 2006, Mumbai train bombings: Two hundred nine people were killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India. 2012, astronomers announced the discovery of Styx, the fifth moon of Pluto.






















=== from 2016 ===
The NSW Government is being criticized for banning greyhound racing. Some argue that animals will die as a result of the decision. Some argue that many will lose money as a result of the decision. But it is hard to tell if the complaints are motivated by concern for the animals or hatred for a decision made by a conservative government. Some have argued that 'only' 20% of the industry have been called corrupt. Were organised crime to have 20% of any industry, I'd want it cleaned up. But Greyhound racing cannot be cleaned up in NSW as not even the regulators know how. Animal lives don't matter. No one would say a thing if the industry produced meat for human consumption. It is terrible for honest people who miss out on their income. No conservative government would lightly close industry. Margaret Thatcher closed coal mining in UK, but only after it became more expensive to mine than the UK received in returns. The problem for those in the industry is that they turned a blind eye to corruption. There is a cost to that. Malcolm Turnbull owns greyhounds. 

For some, at the moment, the Sex Party has more credibility.  
=== from 2015 ===
Italian consulate in Egypt is bombed with at least one killed. The consulate had not been open when it was bombed by what is thought to have been a car bomb at the end of Ramadan. 

FBI admits it failed to prevent gun killer from legally obtaining gun. The killer who went to a church with his weapon and killed several members of the congregation including a senator, had received his gun license in error after a check failed to show his arrest for drug charges. Without the gun, his attack would not have been as successful. He was also motivated by the flag of the Confederates from the Civil War, as have been a large number of bigots and haters through the ages.

Former Greek treasurer exemplifies debt issues. He calls for Greece to take on more debt she'll never repay. He is taking a day off parliament to go to the airport to send his daughter to Australia to live a good life she cannot have in debt laden Greece. 

ABC said to be independent of the government. Imagine how much it would cost if it were dependent on the government

Laurie Oakes who had called for Mr Abbott to resign is now calling for Mr Shorten to resign. 

Australia has a law against free speech which prevents discussion of a proposed constitutional amendment. Section 18c of the racial vilification act prevents full discussion of the important issue. But one thing should be obvious; Australia does not need an apartheid constitution which recognises race. 

Omar Sharif dies at age 83. From Lawrence of Arabia through the Last Valley, Sharif was a versatile actor who spoke English perfectly, as well as a half dozen other languages. He loved playing Bridge and achieved greatness in much he touched. He never remarried after he lost his wife, saying he never loved another woman. Earlier this year he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. 
From 2014
Those following Vikings and the story of Ragnar Lodbrok would be interested to know that on this day in 911, his brother, Rollo, signed the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte. It meant the creation of the duchy of Normandy and directly led to Rollo being the ancestor of today's Queen. Another signatory was the king of France, called Charles the Simple. The treaty meant Rollo would oppose other Viking assaults on French land. 

China sent a fleet of ships on a journey of discovery on this day in 1405. They would discover America and achieve many great things. But China was very big then too, and viewed herself, correctly, as the centre of world power, and so exploration was not a long term agenda. Europe became great explorers as they tried to find new ways to get to China. 

In 1796, The US took Detroit from Britain under treaty. In 1804, under a Democrat style President, Vice President Aaron Burr duelled with his political opponent Alexander Hamilton, killing him. But no one wanted to chase a Democrat over an illegal killing. In 1833, Aboriginal man Yagan, accused of killing settlers, was killed. His head was displayed in England as a curiosity. Finally it was returned to Australia and buried in ceremony in 2010. 1848, Waterloo Station opened. 1895, two brothers, August and Louis Lumiere demonstrate movie film to scientists. 1914, Babe Ruth debuts in Major League Baseball. 1921, former US President Taft was appointed as Chief justice to the US High Court, the only person ever to serve in both positions. 1930, Donald Bradman scored 309 runs in a day in a test match. The Exodus 1947 left from France to Palestine. 1960, Harper Lee, descended from General Lee, published To Kill a Mockingbird. 1962, Nasa announced project Apollo. 1972, Bobby Fisher squared off against Spassky for the world chess championship. 1995, Srebrenica massacre. Born on this day in 1274 is Robert the Bruce, 1653, Sarah Goode, 1767 John Quincy Adams, 1899 EB White, 1916 Gough Whitlam and in 1950, Bonnie Pointer. 
Historical perspective on this day
In 472, after being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius was captured in the St. Peter's Basilica and put to death. 911, signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy. 1174, Baldwin IV, 13, became King of Jerusalem, with Raymond III, Count of Tripoli as regent and William of Tyreas chancellor. 1302, Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) – a coalition around the Flemish cities defeated the king of France's royal army. 1346, Charles IVCount of Luxembourg and King of Bohemia, was elected King of the Romans.

In 1405, Ming admiral Zheng He set sail to explore the world for the first time. 1476, Giuliano della Rovere was appointed bishop of Coutances. 1576, Martin Frobisher sighted Greenland. 1616, Samuel de Champlain returned to Quebec. 1735, Mathematical calculations suggest that it is on this day that dwarf planet Pluto moved inside the orbit of Neptune for the last time before 1979. 1740, PogromJews were expelled from Little Russia. 1750, HalifaxNova Scotia was almost completely destroyed by fire. 1789, Jacques Necker was dismissed as France's Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille. 1796, the United States took possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty. 1798, the United States Marine Corps was re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.

In 1801, French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons made his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovered another 36 comets, more than any other person in history. 1804, a duel occurred in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. 1833, Noongar Australian aboriginalwarrior Yagan, wanted for the murder of white colonists in Western Australia, was killed. 1848, Waterloo railway station in London opened. 1864, American Civil WarBattle of Fort StevensConfederate forces attempted to invade Washington, D.C. 1882, the British Mediterranean Fleet began the Bombardment of Alexandria in Egypt as part of the Anglo-Egyptian War. 1889, Tijuana, Mexico, was founded. 1893, the first cultured pearl was obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto. Also 1893, a revolution led by the liberal general and politician, José Santos Zelaya, took over state power in Nicaragua. 1895, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumièredemonstrated movie film technology to scientists. 1897, Salomon August Andréeleft Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon. He later crashed and died.

In 1906, Murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette in the United States, inspiration for Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy. 1914, Babe Ruth made his debut in Major League Baseball. Also 1914, USS Nevada (BB-36) was launched. 1919, the eight-hour day and free Sunday became law for workers in the Netherlands. 1920, in the East Prussian plebiscite the local populace decided to remain with Weimar Germany. 1921, a truce in the Irish War of Independence came into effect. Also 1921, the Red Army captured Mongolia from the White Army and established the Mongolian People's Republic. Also 1921, former President of the United States William Howard Taft was sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person ever to hold both offices. 1922, the Hollywood Bowl opened. 1924, Eric Liddell won the gold medal in 400m at the 1924 Paris Olympics, after refusing to run in the heats for 100m, his favoured distance, on the Sunday 1930, Australian cricketerDonald Bradman scored a world record 309 runs in one day, on his way to the highest individual Test innings of 334, during a Test match against England. 1934, Engelbert Zaschkaof Germany flew his large human-powered aircraft, the Zaschka Human-Power Aircraft, about 20 meters at Berlin Tempelhof Airport without assisted take-off. 1936, the Triborough Bridge in New York City was opened to traffic.

In 1940, World War IIVichy France regime was formally established. Philippe Pétainbecame Prime Minister of France. 1943, Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galiciaby the Ukrainian Insurgent Army within the Reichskommissariat Ukraine (Volhynia) peak. Also 1943, World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily – German and Italian troops launched a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily. 1947, the Exodus 1947 headed to Palestine from France. 1950, Pakistan joined the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank. 1957, Prince Karim Husseini Aga Khan IV inherited the office of Imamat as the 49th Imam of Shia Imami Ismai'li worldwide, after the death of Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah Aga Khan III. 1960, France legislated for the independence of Dahomey (later Benin), Upper Volta (later Burkina) and Niger. Also 1960, Congo Crisis: The State of Katanga broke away from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Also 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was first published, in the United States. 1962, first transatlantic satellite television transmission. Also 1962, Project Apollo: At a press conference, NASA announced lunar orbit rendezvous as the means to land astronauts on the Moon, and return them to Earth.

In 1971, Copper mines in Chile were nationalised. 1972, the first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky started. 1973, Varig Flight 820 crashed near Paris, France on approach to Orly Airport, killing 123 of the 134 on board. In response, the FAA banned smoking on flights. 1977, Martin Luther King, Jr. was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 1978, Los Alfaques disaster: A truck carrying liquid gas crashed and exploded at a coastal campsite in Tarragona, Spain killing 216 tourists. 1979, America's first space station, Skylab, was destroyed as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean. 1990, Oka CrisisFirst Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada began. 1995, the Srebrenica massacre was carried out. 2006, Mumbai train bombings: Two hundred nine people were killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India. 2012, astronomers announced the discovery of Styx, the fifth moon of Pluto.
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Bread of Life is a daily bible quote with a layman's understanding of the meaning. I give one quote for each day, and also a series of personal stories illustrating key concepts eg Who is God? What is a miracle? Why is there tragedy?

January is the first of the anticipated year-long work of thirteen books. One for each month and the whole year. It costs to publish. It (Kindle version) should retail at about $2US online, but the paperback version would cost more, according to production cost.
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Over on twitter, my timeline yesterday was filled with people collectively hugging each other over Claire Berlinski's Ode to Empire over at DailyBeast.

I encourage everyone to read it then come back.

OK, if your hot-take is, "yes, oh, yes, she is so right," take a deep breath. Walk around a bit. Take another deep breath, then come back. If you raised an eyebrow a few times or rolled your eyes, you're OK.

Now that everyone is back, let's jump in to it.

At first read, I found myself sympathizing with the emotion that Claire brought to her article, but then I started to see a few things that caused my head to tilt a bit and made a note to read it a second time. I'm a NATO guy - I have a great affection for what it has done and hopefully will do. But like anything else you love, you have to love it enough to point out and help it fix its shortcomings.

The second time through the soft-light filter drifted away and the gaps in many of her points broke out in sharp contrast. Here are the ones that had me saying under my breath, "Oh, come on Claire, aren't you being a little overwrought?"

I'm tempted to give the article a full-Fisking, but the paying gig calls and I like Claire too much to do that.
Modern Europe—liberal, democratic Europe—is a creation of the United States.
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This global order is in many respects an empire—a Pax Americana—but it is far more humane (in Europe, at least) than the European empires that preceded it.
Wait ... Pax Americana outside Europe may not be as humane as the European empires in the New World, Africa, and Asia? Come on, that is a moral-relativistic cheap shot if I've ever seen one, and Eurocentric to a selfish degree at that.
Power is the only coin that matters.
Of course, but let's go back to POLMIL101. The levers of national power are Diplomatic, Informational, Military, and Economic. We are talking about a military alliance, so it is good to focus on the "M" - but American global power and influence is a lot more than military. Having those on our side, our allies, increase their contribution to "M" does not diminish our power at all. If they do that, then we have more leverage in "D," "I," and "E." If they refuse to pull their fair share of "M" - then the support of the American people will further erode when it comes to us filling in the gap they created. When we shrug that burden off, then all D.I.M.E. will collapse for everyone.

The solution isn't for America to shut up and take it like a soyboi, but for people to do their fair share, as good friends and neighbors do.

The mindset is not all that different than the 25-yr old man still living at home because it is cheaper, easier, and lets him spend his money on wine, women, and song as opposed to being a responsible adult and fully contributing member of society.
The collapse of liberal democracy in Europe would represent the failure of our own ideals. The collapse of European security would mean the end of liberal democracy.
If the only thing holding together liberal democracy in Europe are an occupying American Army forever, then frankly the Europeans don't deserve it. If they lack agency of their own to the point they are content to be vassal states of the USA, then fine - they can send their gold reserves and 10% of all their tax revenue to:

COL Patrick N. Kaune, USA
c/o U.S. Army Garrison Fort Knox
125 Sixth Avenue
Bldg. 1110B room 226
Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121
USA

Pat will make sure it is stored appropriately.

If not, then act like a full partner.
Today, neither Europe nor the United States are wealthy or powerful enough, alone, to sustain and expand liberal democracy in a world increasingly dominated by China, Russia, and anarchy. No European country alone, nor any of the American states alone, can maintain the liberal global order. A United Europe, however, and the United States, are together strong enough to sustain and expand the liberal tradition and democratic values. This is precisely why the enemies of liberal democracy are determined to drive a stake through our alliance.
This is correct and good. We are an alliance, kind of a Defenders of The Enlightenment Superfriends. As friends, who are super, one thing we should understand as a baseline requirement; everyone will carry their fair share of the burden. We will all, inside our national ways and means, contribute as individuals and collectively, to support the advancement of civilization though Diplomatic, Informational, Military and Economic means. As good friends do, if someone is not doing their fair share, then others should point that out and motivate that friend to lean in. If that friend refuses, then the rest of the Superfriends are well within their rights to ask if that friend is a friend after all.

The next bit was just sad to read. In addition to being wildly Eurocentric in its understanding of the human record of conflict (Mongolians, Persians, Chinese, Arabs, assorted Inca and Aztec descendants, not to mention modern era Rwandans, Japanese and Cambodians are looking at each other in amazement), it is just dripping with European self-loathing that helps no one.
The wars that broke out in 1939 and 1914 were iterations of the wars fought by Bismarck, Napoleon and Louis XIV—Sedan, 1870; Leipzig, 1813; Jena, 1806; Austerlitz, 1805; Valmy, 1792; Turckheim, 1675. The 20th centuries’ wars were bloodier for only one reason: a massive improvement in killing capability. What would the next iteration of this war look like considering the technology we’ve got now?

Postwar, Europe ceased to be the world’s leading exporter of violence because it was stripped of full sovereignty and subordinated to outside hegemons—first the U.S. and the USSR, then the U.S. alone.
Yes, all true ... but the world cannot and should not be set in aspic and stuck in the 'fridge.

This next bit is a bit over the top;
The benefits of this—to the U.S., Europe, and the world—are not just economic, although those benefits are immense. The benefits are in wars not fought, lives not squandered.

European free-riding isn’t an anomaly or a trick, as many Americans now seem to believe—it’s the central feature of our postwar security strategy. How is it, then, that suddenly, we’ve become consumed with rage that Europe is “taking advantage” of us? How have we forgotten that this is the point of the system? We designed it this way, and did so for overwhelmingly obvious historic reasons learned at incalculable cost.
Just no. At the height of the Cold War, Belgium spent ~3.25% GDP on defense, but was last over the 2% mark in 1992. She is now under 1%. In the same time period, the USA went from 6.3% to 3.1%.

Even today, EST, GRC, and by some measures GBR are all over 2%. Many other nations will be soon. Again, this is not too much to expect for an alliance that shares not just security guarantees, but also responsibilities. To have one, you must shoulder your fair share of the other. No one is asking anyone to spend 3.1%. Just 2/3 of that at a minimum.
The United States underwrites European security through forward engagement and guarantees based on deterrence. In return, its allies accept the United States’ dominant role in the international system. They contribute—significantly, in both money and blood—toward meeting common challenges. Until now, our statesmen have had the good sense to allow all concerned to save face and to describe our relationship as a partnership, with each contributing according to ability. Unfortunately, it seems everyone who understood what this actually meant—European subordination to U.S. hegemony—is dead.
This is an insult to the Europeans. Just by size, we're the big kid in the alliance, but no one is forcing anyone in to this alliance. A demand for fairness is not killing the alliance, it is only asking for a respectful relationship to strengthen the alliance.

Also, I know Trump derangement syndrome is blinding people, but Trump did not invent this concern. I've been on this for two decades, but I'm just a gnat on the natsec rump, listen to General Craddock in 2009, and SECDEF Gates in 2011.

This is not new - we just have a President who is willing to lead with it in the open.

If our slacking NATO partners will simply do the minimum - which isn't too much - then our alliance will be better, stronger, and better able to promote liberal democracy. 

Claire is 180 degrees out from what is going on.
They were wrong. We’re now cheerfully pissing away the greatest achievement of American history, the work of generations, achieved at incalculable cost in life and treasure: a free, united, secure, and prosperous Western world. The 20th century has been forgotten. No one learned a thing from it.
The present state of events is not good for NATO, The West, or any of its alliance partners.

Regular readers here know I get a kick out of the Norwegian series Occupied because it took the warning I gave to my NATO colleagues the first decade of this century, "We are one election away from the USA seriously looking at leaving NATO if you guys don't start spending more on your own defense." and made a series out of it. They refused to understand that there is a strong tradition in the American culture that started with the first English speaking colonies in North America, "He who does not work, does not eat." We will only take slackers for so long - especially entitled slackers.

The nation that needs to get itself in order first is Germany. Regardless of some people's view of Germany, this is 2018. She is a critical and important leader in the family of liberal democracies. Her economy is a powerhouse and her under-investment in her defense undermines deterrence and the ability of NATO to decisively act.

If you care for Germany and NATO, then you need to be as clear and direct as a Dutchman about it. Case in point, Rich Lowry over at NR;
Germany’s defense spending, or lack thereof, is a disgrace. One would think the country would have been embarrassed into following a different trajectory after German troops — Panzergrenadierbataillon 371, to be exact — had to use broomsticks instead of guns in a NATO exercise in 2014. But Germany evidently doesn’t embarrass easily.

NATO countries, after a long vacation from history after the end of the Cold War, agreed at a summit in Wales in 2014 to spend 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense annually within ten years.

The Baltic states, and anyone in the direct line of fire of Vladimir Putin’s Russia, are scared and spending, although no one will mistake these countries for behemoths. England is above 2 percent, at least in theory (one think tank says that it’s actually 1.6 percent). France is steadily increasing toward the 2 percent target.

It is the biggest economy in Europe and fourth-largest in the world that is the serious laggard. Germany spends all of 1.2 percent of GDP on defense. As Elisabeth Braw points out in Foreign Policy magazine, its military is short on tents and winter clothes. Its aircraft suffer from missing spare parts, and most of its tanks aren’t battle-ready. It has a shortfall of about 20,000 officers and noncommissioned officers. It is promising to get to 1.5 percent GDP . . . by 2025 ...
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It’s not clear how seriously Germany takes the Russian threat (although it sent some troops to Lithuania last year). Germany has been supportive of the proposed Russian pipeline, Nord Stream 2, that would make Europe more dependent on Russian natural gas and bypass Ukraine. It’s Trump, the alleged tool of Putin, who has been complaining bitterly about the project.

With Putin looming to the East, NATO remains a vital tool of Western power. It’s not an imposition to ask that Germany act like it.
Germany needs to get its act together. It is long overdue.

All is not lost. There is good news about NATO when you want to find it. If you push Germany to the side, you can see that many in the alliance get it.

Today NATO issued its latest report of defense spending. Read it all, but these two graphs tell much of the story about who wants to be an adult, and who is content to live in mom's basement.


Note the nations who are just as the cusp of reaching the 2% mark. BZ to them all. Also note the cluster of shame in the bottom left-hand corner. Those are your free-riders - with Germany right in the center of them. Such lost potential.


As you can see, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, Romania all are making the stretch. They get it. Other nations showing merit, Bulgaria, Canada, Slovakia, and The Netherlands. More work to do, but they are heading in the right direction.

UK, France, Croatia, Albania, and Belgium.  My dudes. Are you reading any of your intel reports?

Name 'em and shame 'em. A few decades of begging isn't helping - and liberal democracy isn't quite flourishing to the East.


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  • Thousands of Buddhist monks in Mongolia were killed under Communist leadership in the 1930s.
  • Today's millennial generation is the first to come of age since democracy was introduced, and young monks are finding a new set of challenges to keep their religion alive.
  • The leaders of one revered monastery are in their 20s and 30s, and are struggling to attract new students.


In Mongolia, the future of one of the world's oldest religions is in the hands of millennials.

Young Buddhist monks are increasingly being given control of Mongolia's monasteries as the religion struggles to find new blood.

The millennial generation of monks is the first to come of age since democracy was introduced to Mongolia in 1990. Prior to that, Buddhists in this sparsely-populated country faced deadly persecution — an estimated 17,000 monks were killed in Stalinist purges in the late 1930s.

Now, monks in their 20s and 30s are tasked with leading the next generation of Buddhist religious leaders. At one monastery in northern Mongolia, the monks alternate hours of religious study with games of basketball and the occasional phone call, a privilege reserved for people older than 25.

Here's what life is like for Mongolia's generation of millennial monks.

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The millennial generation of monks in Mongolia is the first generation to come of age since democracy came to the country in 1990. Before, under communist leadership, Mongolia lost thousands of monks to bloody purges.

Source: Reuters



Religious centers like the Amarbayasgalant Monastery are shells of what they once were. Before the purges, 800 monks resided at the monastery. Just 40 live there today.

Source: Reuters



Located in the seemingly endless grasslands of northern Mongolia, the monastery is struggling to attract and retain students.

Source: Reuters



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29-year-old Lobsang Tayang is one of several millennial monks who are rejuvenating Buddhism in Mongolia.In Mongolia, today's millennial generation is the first to come of age since democracy was introduced, and young monks are finding a new set of challenges to keep their religion alive.
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While I'm not prepared to call a heat wave a direct result of global warming, the current hot spell in the UK is exposing some interesting relics from the past in fields across the UK. Weeks of extreme heat and drought have baked Welsh fields to a crisp. But amidst the desiccated remains of crops, bizarre circles of green have emerged. While I would like to tell you it's aliens, it's definitely not aliens. It's the remains of ancient settlements emerging from centuries of slumber. These are crop marks, the 21st century's answer to crop circles. Great Britain as a whole has been facing wild run of heat, with Wales getting the worst of it. The country just had its hottest June on record, according to the U.K. Met Office. The Porthmadog, a small port town in northwest Wales, recorded the hottest June temperature in the United Kingdom when it reached 33 degrees Celsius (91.4 degrees Fahrenheit) on June 28. At the same time, Wales recorded one of its five driest Junes on record, getting just 22 percent of its normal rainfall. It's no surprise the fields have dried out, but the halos and lines of green in their midst-dubbed crop marks-are a shock. They're relics of the Iron Age, a period which lasted from roughly 800 B.C. until 50 A.D., showing where forts and settlements once existed. Iron Age settlements in Wales were usually surrounded by ditches that acted as deterrents for would be invaders. Over time, those settlements were abandoned overrun by invading Romans, who effectively ended the Iron Age in the region. Top soil filled them in, making them both more fertile than the surrounding land and able to retain water. When the current drought hit, these relatively wetter, fertile patches of land have helped keep plants nourished even as everything around them dies, according to research by theRoyal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW), which has been documenting the ghostly reminders of our ancestors. This latest dry, hot spell has provided an exceptional opportunity to view and catalog the sites-some which were already known-from the air. "We have had periods of dry weather in the past, where cropmarks and parching have exposed archaeology, but this current spell is really exceptional both in extent and longevity and the last time it was to this extent was probably back in the 1970s," Louise Barker, a senior investigator of archeology at RCAHMW, told Earther. It's a weird juxtaposition of how we used to live and how the way in which we live now is messing with the planet. While no analysis has been done of the current heat wave racking the U.K., research has shown that climate change is almost certainly playing a role in making heat waves around the world more intense and likely to occur. Future projections indicate more of the same: Wales, and indeed all of the U.K. is projected to get hotter and drier in the future, according to projections put together by the Met Office. "Whilst this obviously presents many challenges, one opportunity that arises from this is the discovery of new heritage sites in desiccated grassland and crops which are visible as parch and crop marks," Barker said. Climate change has afforded weird archeological opportunities elsewhere in the world. Melting glaciers have offered a glimpse of life 6,000 years ago in Norway and thousands of years ago on Alaska's North Slope, which researchers are now scrambling to excavate. In a more modern twist, NASA climate scientist Ben Cook pointed Earther toward remnants of forgotten towns that appeared after the recent five-year California drought caused reservoirs to drop precipitously. At the same time, a rise in drought conditions is making looting more likely in Mongolia by affecting herding opportunities, showing just one of the many ways climate change will have bizarre, unintended consequences. https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/scorching-heat-wave-reveals-signs-of-ancient-civilization-in-the-uk/ar-AAzRhdK?li=BBnb7Kz#image=AAzRhdK_1|3 {{file|t=sKe0c_1531343789}} {{file|t=u9NMG_1531343788}} {{file|t=uzQy5_1531343787}} {{file|t=fJgh_1531343786}} {{file|t=kQYEg_1531343789}}


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