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Afghanistan's Lapis Lazuli is a 'Conflict Mineral' Fueling War in the Country

Afghanistan’s Lapis Lazuli is a ‘Conflict Mineral’ Fueling War in the Country

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By SisiBroad | June 9, 2016 12:00 am

Afghanistan's mineral wealth is helping fuel the war that has long ravaged the country, with armed anti-government groups, including the Taliban, earning up to $20 million a year from illegal mining of lapis lazuli, a London-based corruption watchdog said on Monday. The total earned by armed groups in 2014 was $19.9 million, the group added, noting that a local strongman identified as ... MORE>>

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President Obama lifts Vietnam arms embargo that lasted 50 years

Vietnam vets support lifting of arms embargo, but human rights groups lament lost leverage

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By | May 23, 2016 9:22 pm

As President Obama lifts Vietnam arms embargo, human rights groups and U.S. lawmakers criticized President Obama for he gave up an important bargaining chip for pressuring Hanoi to improve its human rights record. “Even as it faces the glare of global attention with the U.S. president’s visit, the Vietnamese authorities, shamefully, are carrying out their repressive business as usual,” said Rafendi ... MORE>>

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SECRET SERVICE AGENT DID HIS DIRECT JOB SHOOTING ARMED MAN OUTSIDE WHITE HOUSE

SECRET SERVICE AGENT DID HIS DIRECT JOB SHOOTING ARMED MAN OUTSIDE WHITE HOUSE

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THEME:   NATION

By Dan Bart | May 20, 2016 10:34 pm

  Perhaps the most serious breach of Wight House security was on Sept. 19, 2014, when Omar Gonzalez climbed over the north fence and made his way deep into the White House. That man had a knife in a pants pocket. On top of this life frightening weapons he had two hatchets, a machete and 800 rounds of ammunition were found ... MORE>>

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It looks that the less population has direct experience with current, we have to stress word “CURREENT” refugee crisis the more welcoming people are.

Most people in 27 contries are willing to welcome refugees into their countries, poll finds

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By | May 19, 2016 10:18 pm

"The Refugees Welcome Index exposes the shameful way governments have played short term politics with the lives of people fleeing war and repression. Governments must heed these results, which clearly show the vast majority of people ready and willing to make refugees welcome in their country," Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty said in a statement, criticizing some politicians' "xenophobic" rhetoric. [caption ... MORE>>

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Doctors Without Borders said they were not received any advance warning of US airstrike

Pentagon Answered To Donald Trump’s Cozying Up To Putin

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THEME:   NATURE, WORLD

By Dan Bart | April 29, 2016 4:46 pm

Some time ago Donald Trump was asked about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s habit of launching invasions and targeting critics. “He’s running his country, and at least he’s a leader,” Trump replied, “unlike what we have in this country.” Reminded that Putin is accused of ordering the murder of journalists, Trump effectively said he doesn’t actually believe the accusations and ultimately doesn’t ... MORE>>

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Rodugin, Putin, Medvedev of Russia

Revelations of Panama Papers Have Only Just Begun

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THEME:   LIFE STYLE, NATION, WORLD

By Ann Tyller | April 5, 2016 11:25 pm

The documents, known as the Panama Papers, named international politicians, business leaders and celebrities raised questions about corruption in the global financial system. Many of the figures named in the leak have denied in the strongest terms that they had broken any laws The leak of millions of private financial documents linking scores of the world’s rich and powerful to a secretive ... MORE>>

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“Good luck,” he added. “Enjoy yourself, folks.”

Go, Donald, go after NATO

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By | April 2, 2016 8:57 pm

Speaking at a rally in Rothschild, Wisconsin ahead of the state’s primary on Tuesday, the Republican Speaking at a rally in Rothschild, Wisconsin just a few days ahead of the state’s primary on Tuesday, the Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said that if conflict between Japan and nuclear-armed North Korea were to break out, “it would be a terrible thing ... MORE>>

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Captain Simratpal Singh. Simratpal Singh, a decorated Sikh-American officer and combat veteran, graduated from the West Point Academy in 2010

SIKH SOLDIER IN U.S. ARMY HAS BEEN GRANTED A LONG-TERM RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION

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By Dan Bart | April 1, 2016 5:14 pm

Recently The Pentagon's trys to make it easier for Muslims, Sikhs, Jews, Wiccans and others to follow the tenets of their faith while serving in the U.S. military. Advocacy groups say the process remains difficult. A Sikh U.S. Army captain Simratpal Singh has been granted a long-term religious accommodation to wear a beard, turban and uncut hair in uniform, a decision ... MORE>>

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BREATHING is extremely important part of the FIVE TIBETAN RITES

BREATHING IS A CRUCIAL PART OF THE FIVE TIBETAN RITES

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THEME:   FIVE TIBETAN RITES, LIFE STYLE

By Serge K | April 1, 2016 5:14 pm

I recommend doing the rites in the morning rather than the evening, because they do stoke your energy. Begin by practicing five to seven repetitions of each rite, and build up to 21 reps. All FIVE TIBETAN RITES exercise takes between 12 to 20 minutes depending upon your mood physical as well as mental. Morning is the best time to do FIVE ... MORE>>

Tire Tread Wear Index, Traction Index, Temperature Index

When to Buy Tires for Taxi

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THEME:   NYC, NYC Taxi

By Ann Tyller | April 1, 2016 5:14 pm

When to buy tires for taxi What to watch When to Buy Tires for Taxi When to buy Tire for taxi - There is no specific requirement for taxi tires by NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) and you can always buy a used tire. Though selecting the right tires for your taxi cab is not specified by TLC but you have to ... MORE>>

Juilliard SCHNITTKE Homage to Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, and Dmitri Shostakovich for piano six-hands

Alfred Schnittke - 80th anniversary of his birthday

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THEME:   NYC, PHOTO

By SisiBroad | April 1, 2016 5:14 pm

Chamber Concert FOCUS! 2014 : Alfred Schnittke's World Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the birth of Soviet-Russian composer Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) and his circle of composers. FOCUS! 2014 Presents "Alfred Schnittke's World," Six Free Concerts January 24 - 31, 2014 SCHNITTKE Homage to Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, and Dmitri Shostakovich for piano six-hands (1979) David Aladashvili, Peter Dugan, and Dan K. Kurland, pianists [caption id="attachment_2820" align="alignleft" width="580"] Juilliard ... MORE>>

A Google Glass Hysteria

A Google Glass Hysteria

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THEME:   LIFE STYLE, NATION

By Ann Tyller | April 1, 2016 5:14 pm

There were at least couple of incidents last week when people wearing the Internet-enabled device detained by homeland security A man having a Google Glass was hauled out of an Ohio movie theater and interrogated for hours after being accused of illegally recording the movie. After several hours of interrogation by the homeland security ... MORE>>

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