Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Pope Francis: Martin de Porres is help for hair stylists to avoid gossip--Aleteia

Pope Francis is encouraging hair dressers to call on their patron, St. Martin de Porres, and resist the temptation to gossip, which “can easily creep into your work environment, as we all know.”

The pope said this as he received in audience a group of Italian hairdressers on Monday, who were in Rome on the “usual day of rest of your trade” for a pilgrimage.

The hairdressers belong to an association named after their patron, Martin de Porres, and the Holy Father devoted much of his brief address to reflections on the saint.

via aleteia.org

I'm glad I'm not Pope.

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Pope Francis: Martin de Porres is help for hair stylists to avoid gossip--Aleteia

Pope Francis is encouraging hair dressers to call on their patron, St. Martin de Porres, and resist the temptation to gossip, which “can easily creep into your work environment, as we all know.”

The pope said this as he received in audience a group of Italian hairdressers on Monday, who were in Rome on the “usual day of rest of your trade” for a pilgrimage.

The hairdressers belong to an association named after their patron, Martin de Porres, and the Holy Father devoted much of his brief address to reflections on the saint.

via aleteia.org

I'm glad I'm not Pope.

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Three Charms for Hitler: Harmful Magic and Practical Kabbalah in World War II – Tablet Magazine

The struggle of Jerusalem kabbalists against Adolf Hitler and their attempt to destroy him through ritual tactics of ban and witchcraft is neither the first nor the last link in a chain of actions and stories about such actions. In the stories about the visits to Rome of the kabbalist R. Shlomo Molkho (1500-1532) and of Nathan of Gaza (Sabbetai Zevi’s prophet, 1643-1680) are echoes of possibly similar acts aimed against the pope. The Rebbe of Lubavitch (Menachem Mendel Schneerson, 1902-1994) and his Hasidim who, according to a popular Habad tradition, “eliminated” Joseph Stalin in the course of a Hasidic gathering during the 1953 Purim holiday, and those who cursed Gamal Abdel Nasser after the Six-Day War engaged in similar acts when operating in the United States and in Israel against foreign despots-enemies. Not much time would pass until others would seek to harm Israeli Prime Ministers with a widely publicized Pulsa’ de-Nura’ (fire-stroke) ritual.

In between, Eliyahu Mizrahi and his friends also tried to act and save their people from the impending catastrophe. Armies and weapons of the kind operated by the Allies in the battlefield were not available to them. But they had, so they believed, another power, a holy force hidden in ancient manuscripts in the shape of charms and incantations, rituals and holy names. They therefore fought the enemy in their way and, resorting to the power of practical Kabbalah, tried to kill Adolf, son of Klara, Hitler, “ruler of the Germans.”

via www.tabletmag.com

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How China’s Military and Police Use US Satellites | China Uncensored - YouTube

American satellite companies like Boeing, SSL, and the Carlyle Group are helping China's military police with mass surveillance and monitoring of the Chinese people, including Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, China island building in the South China Sea, and broadcasting state-run propaganda. A Wall Street Journal expose uncovers how the Chinese state and US companies have skirted US laws to take part in human rights abuses in China. At least the money is good.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Minnesota Model, Halima Aden, Makes History As The 1st To Wear Burkini In Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)– A Minnesota woman is breaking boundaries in the modeling world, becoming the first model to wear a hijab and burkini for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.

via minnesota.cbslocal.com

Ehh. Doesn't really do it for me.

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Saudi Arabia beheading so many prisoners it will need more executioners as Kingdom is tipped to set new slaughter record

The Sharia law-run state has advertised for eight new executioners to handle the projected rise in brutal public beheadings.

No special qualifications are needed for the jobs whose main role is “executing a judgement of death” but also involves performing amputations on those convicted of lesser offences.

The macabre job advert was reportedly posted on the country's civil service jobs portal.

via www.thesun.co.uk

Makes me think of de Maistre's The Executioner.

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Magma is the key to the moon’s makeup | YaleNews

For more than a century, scientists have squabbled over how the Earth’s moon formed. But researchers at Yale and in Japan say they may have the answer.

Many theorists believe a Mars-sized object slammed into the early Earth, and material dislodged from that collision formed the basis of the moon. When this idea was tested in computer simulations, it turned out that the moon would be made primarily from the impacting object. Yet the opposite is true; we know from analyzing rocks brought back from Apollo missions that the moon consists mainly of material from Earth.

A new study published April 29 in Nature Geoscience, co-authored by Yale geophysicist Shun-ichiro Karato, offers an explanation.

via news.yale.edu

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New York City and the Allure of Strange Lights in the Sky - The Atlantic

The spectacle, which appeared without warning on Thursday night, stunned observers. They sensed something was wrong—because, obviously, would you look at the freaking sky?—and quickly formulated some possible explanations. The theories leaned heavily on science fiction. Maybe the glow signaled the end of a massive battle between superheroes. Maybe it was an alien invasion. Maybe the apocalypse was nigh, and this, these eerie turquoise clouds over Queens, were the first sign that the end was near.

What people witnessed was much less dire: a quirk of electricity. Just after 9 p.m. local time, some equipment at an electrical power plant in the Astoria neighborhood short-circuited. (There was no explosion or fire, contrary to early reports.) According to the station’s operator, Con Edison, the malfunction produced something called an arc flash. A powerful electric current shot into the air and sent atoms of gas in the air into a state of excitement. When atoms become excited, they emit light, and different gases produce different colors. In this case, the atmospheric recipe resulted in a ghostly blue.

via www.theatlantic.com

Sure, sure. That's what they *want us to think!* In fact, well, I can't go into right now. But. Watch the skies!

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U.S. Navy Wants Pilots to Report UFOs, Despite Stigma - The Atlantic

The U.S. Navy is drafting new rules for reporting such sightings, according to a recent story from Politico. Apparently, enough incidents have occurred in “various military-controlled ranges and designated airspace” in recent years to prompt military officials to establish a formal system to collect and analyze the unexplained phenomena. Members of Congress and their staffs have even started asking about the claims, and Navy officials and pilots have responded with formal briefings.

via www.theatlantic.com

It's the aliens, Marge! Get the dogs!

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Israel and The Virtue of Nationalism (Yoram Hazony Full Interview) - YouTube

Yoram Hazony (President of Herzl Institute) joins Dave to discuss how is Israel is stronger than ever while the USA and England are struggling, his new book “The Virtue of Nationalism,” free speech, and more.

via www.youtube.com

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