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58 killed in attack on UN base in South Sudan


IdealisticRebel:

This is so sad. May they be protected and emotional healed.

Originally posted on Follow The Money:

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http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/foreign/19-Apr-2014/at-least-58-killed-in-attack-on-un-base-in-south-sudan

The United Nations said on Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians.

The top UN official in the war-torn nation, Toby Lanzer, praised peacekeepers from India, Nepal and South Korea for preventing what could have been a massacre of up to 5,000 people, and vowed the world body would use “lethal force” again to protect civilians under their protection.

“We will do everything necessary to protect the lives of people in our protection, including the use of lethal force,” Lanzer told AFP. In the clearest account yet of Thursday’s incident in the government-controlled town of Bor, Lanzer described how a group of around 350 armed youths in civilian clothes “used extremely violent force to breach the perimeter” of the UN base.

He said they opened fire on terrified…

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Killing off the Coyotes.


IdealisticRebel:

Important reading. We are all one.

Originally posted on pgcps mess - Reform Sasscer without delay.:

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“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”1

In his book, Rewriting the Family Script, Roger Hillerstrom shares how “a small, Midwestern town once sponsored a coyote hunt because so many farmers were losing chickens to the predators. Fifteen hundred coyotes were killed over a single weekend.

“However, within a few months the entire community was overrun with rodents, because their natural enemy, the coyote, had been eliminated. A year after that, the rodents weren’t much of a problem, but the rattlesnakes were! Because there were so many rats and mice for them to eat, the poisonous snakes had reproduced rapidly.

“At that point, the chickens were safe, but the humans were in danger! You see, the coyotes had been an important part of the environmental system—the food chain. When one part of that system changed, other parts adapted…

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About Friendship, Books and adventure


Originally posted on Mavadelo's mindscape:

Today I had the pleasure of being able to meet a friend for the first time in real life. I know this friend through these blogs and facebook and in the short time we know each other she has become very dear to me.

Today I went to Den Haag (the Hague) to meet Patty van Delft. You might know Patty from the blog Petite Magique where she posts stories, poetry and poetrics. Since a little while Patty can call herself a published author as well. Recently she has released “My Wings”(see for sales and other info my sidebar) which is a collection of dark (her dark wings)  and light (her light wings obviously) poetry.,

Today, Patty had the official presentation of her latest achievement. The fantasy novel Drägan Duma: Zij die hoort (Drägan Duma: She who hears). I had promised to be there. Like I said, I consider…

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The President’s Travel To Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Republic Of Korea: April 22nd Through April 29th.


IdealisticRebel:

A great read!

Originally posted on The ObamaCrat™:

By Jueseppi B.

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4/18/14: White House Press Briefing: Presidents Upcoming Trip To Asia.

Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Asia in April

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The President will travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines in late April as part of his ongoing commitment to increase U.S. diplomatic, economic and security engagement with countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

In Japan, the President will meet with Prime Minister Abe to highlight the historic steps the United States and Japan are taking to modernize our 54-year alliance, deepen our economic ties, including through the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and expand our cooperation on a range of diplomatic challenges in Asia and globally.

The President will then travel to the Republic of Korea, where he will meet with President Park to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to a strong alliance, review recent developments in North Korea and…

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Croatia: Easter As Dawn Of Life


Originally posted on Croatia, the War, and the Future:

Easter time in Zagreb Croatia Ban Jelacic Square

Easter time in Zagreb Croatia Ban Jelacic Square

Wishing you all a Happy and Peaceful and Joyous and Blessed Easter!
I have chosen a Croatian poem that I hope will bring as much meaning to you as it does to me.

The Dawn of Life
(original poem by Boris Javor/Adrian Vinković Rangel; translated by Ina Vukic)

I have searched for the real me a long time,
I wandered across the world that’s filled with delusions,
and searched for the light of the first cause,
of new Sun for salvation to shine.

You, wake us so we can follow the Dawn of life,
You, allow Your goodness to lead us into
the Dawn of life.

Today I understood that we were given everything,
in accordance with the love that spreads from you.
And the time is coming when joy will ignite everywhere,
for that beautiful moment my heart watches.

You, illuminate…

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Croatia: Easter As Dawn Of Life


Originally posted on Croatia, the War, and the Future:

Easter time in Zagreb Croatia Ban Jelacic Square

Easter time in Zagreb Croatia Ban Jelacic Square

Wishing you all a Happy and Peaceful and Joyous and Blessed Easter!
I have chosen a Croatian poem that I hope will bring as much meaning to you as it does to me.

The Dawn of Life
(original poem by Boris Javor/Adrian Vinković Rangel; translated by Ina Vukic)

I have searched for the real me a long time,
I wandered across the world that’s filled with delusions,
and searched for the light of the first cause,
of new Sun for salvation to shine.

You, wake us so we can follow the Dawn of life,
You, allow Your goodness to lead us into
the Dawn of life.

Today I understood that we were given everything,
in accordance with the love that spreads from you.
And the time is coming when joy will ignite everywhere,
for that beautiful moment my heart watches.

You, illuminate…

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Candy Dish Haibun


Originally posted on Friendly Fairy Tales:

Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first.
– Good Will Hunting

Bluebells and snowdrops at foot of tree

My grandmother had a small two-bedroom apartment on the second floor of a building in Youngstown, Ohio. My parents would drop me off for a visit, and Grandma Myers and I would spend several days, just the two of us. We would visit Mill Creek Park and walk through the extensive flower gardens.

Each visit, I would perch on one of her two couches, and look through old loose photographs, older generations of Shumakers and Myers intermingling with newer ones in the disorganized drawer of her breakfront. She would sit beside me, naming people, so that I learned my family’s faces without ever meeting most of them. After several years, I knew who they all were myself. I loved looking through those photographs, most of them black and white, seeing my mother as she grew up.

On…

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Candy Dish Haibun


Originally posted on Friendly Fairy Tales:

Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first.
– Good Will Hunting

Bluebells and snowdrops at foot of tree

My grandmother had a small two-bedroom apartment on the second floor of a building in Youngstown, Ohio. My parents would drop me off for a visit, and Grandma Myers and I would spend several days, just the two of us. We would visit Mill Creek Park and walk through the extensive flower gardens.

Each visit, I would perch on one of her two couches, and look through old loose photographs, older generations of Shumakers and Myers intermingling with newer ones in the disorganized drawer of her breakfront. She would sit beside me, naming people, so that I learned my family’s faces without ever meeting most of them. After several years, I knew who they all were myself. I loved looking through those photographs, most of them black and white, seeing my mother as she grew up.

On…

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Promise Not Kept


Originally posted on Soup to Nuts:

By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | April 16, 2014

Always a studious child, when it was time for the science project, she went to the library, chose an experiment and turned it in on time.

Can your children count on you? Can your kids count on what you say today meaning the same thing tomorrow?

When nine-year-old Chelsey was in the fifth grade, Mr. Ramirez wanted her to work harder and perhaps bring her Bs and Cs up to As so he made her a deal, he would give her $10 for every A she brought home the next marking period. Always a studious child, she was filled with renewed energy and spent more time on homework and studying for tests. When it was time for the science project, she went to the library, chose an experiment and turned it in on time. All the while she thought not only about…

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