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Lyudmila Pavlichenko, 1942: Honour Uniform | De Ja Vu: Honour Courage: ATF Agent Douglas Carlin interviews Carrol Oerstadt – Ferry shootout | Jacob David George Soldiers Heart: Farmers Killing Farmers: Returns Nato Medals | VVAW Dewey Canyon III: Returned Boots John & Judy Kerry | 01 Oct: Steven Craig Paddock Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Route 91 Harvest shooting | Thomas Mair Jo Cox Birstall Library Market Street Its a Cake Thing Shooting Concord Cake Thing | Concord Cake Thing | 19 April 1775 – Battles of Lexington and Concord – Revolution of Independence | 25 July 2000 Concord Paris Crash into Les Relais Bleus Hotel | 24 March 2015 Andreas Lubitz German wings Ravin du Rosé Kamikaze Suicide crash | Why I Care – Michael Hall | Real Face of War Chechnya Russia – Petra – War Boots | DEW: Decisive Ecological Warfare | Brat – Brother – All the Kremlin’s Underdog Goodguy Gangsters | 30 July 2016 Heart of Texas Lockhart Power Lines Balloon Crash | 16 June 2016 Thomas Mair – shooter of Jo Cox – volunteered at Pathways Day Center | 22 March 2016 Brussels – Zaventem Airport & Maalbeek Metro – Attacks | 13 Nov 2015 – Paris Bataclan Death Metal concert & St Denis Stade de France football match – Attack | Julia Butterfly: Hold Space for People who think I am a nut job. | The Air I Breathe | US Army Environmental Command Army Earth Day | Barbara Kruger: Your Body is a Battleground: Before & After Women’s Make Up | Before After Tar Sands / Aral Sea | Pawal Kuczynski Pinocchio Washington Monument | Womens Rights News: Child Soldiers Liberia.

EoP observations of possible random and/or military intelligence psychotronic manipulated coincidence; are subject to EoP Radical Honoursty Information Quality Operations caveat.

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Lyudmila Pavlichenko, 1942: Honour Uniform

America was a different world. People lived without war, without hunger, without care. Without understanding. ‘Do you use face powder’? Do you curl your hair? Arn’t you worried your uniform makes you look fat’? – were all questions asked by the press.
“There is no rule against [wearing makeup], but who has time to think of her shiny nose when a battle is going on? I wear my uniform with honor. It has the Order of Lenin on it. It has been covered with blood in battle. It is plain to see that with American women what is important is whether they wear silk underwear under their uniforms. What the uniform stands for, they have yet to learn.” – Lyudmila Pavlichenko to Time Magazine in 1942.
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DeJaVu: ATF Agent Douglas Carlin interviews Carrol Oerstadt; Ferry shootout

Déjà Vu is a 2006 American science fiction thriller film directed by Tony Scott, written by Bill Marsilii and Terry Rossio, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The film stars Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel, Val Kilmer, Adam Goldberg and Bruce Greenwood. It involves an ATF agent who travels back in time in attempts to prevent a domestic terrorist attack that takes place in New Orleans and to save a woman with whom he falls in love. Filming took place in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. …. Similarities between Timothy McVeigh and Carroll Oerstadt: Jim Caviezel’s character, Carroll Oerstadt, seemed to mirror in several ways the story of Timothy McVeigh, a domestic terrorist who destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City with a bomb in 1995. Caviezel and Scott did not deny this, and both admitted that the Oerstadt character was at least partly based on McVeigh. Ross Johnson of The New York Times also compared the ferry bombing at the film’s beginning to the Oklahoma City bombing. Trailer.
» IG: 15-10-19_dejavugwhunting17-10-17_malta-daphnegalizia-carbomb.

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Jacob David George Soldiers Heart: Farmers Killing Farmers: Returns Nato Medals

Jacob GeorgeJacob David George: Jacob, a 3-tour veteran of Afghanistan, came home and did his best to heal from the wounds of what he called “moral injury.”  Here you can listen to his music, read his poetry, and support our work to get it into the hands of veterans around the world at no cost to them. Popular Resistance: Last week “bicycle ridin, banjo pickin, peace rambling hillbilly from Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas” Jacob David George died as a result of moral injuries sustained in Afghanistan. Jacob joined the US Army before the attacks of 9/11. He served three tours of Afghanistan (2001, 2002, 2003/4) and came back a changed man. He said that after witnessing wholesale slaughter and picking through body parts he was affected by Post Traumatic Stress. He understood that to be profoundly affected by war was not a disorder. Jacob often talked about the moral component of PTS, the trauma caused by taking part in or witnessing events that are contrary to your very being. This is different to the PTSD of the military psychiatrist who is interested in events that put the individuals own life in danger. This is the opposite, it is trauma caused by harming others. Jacob advocated for healing rituals and ceremonies to come to terms with the trauma of war. He talked about the need to heal the soul as well as the brain. He described throwing his medals back to the US Government during the 2012 NATO protests in Chicago as the most therapeutic thing he had done. … In the USA 22 veterans kill themselves every day. In 2012 more UK soldiers and veterans killed themselves than were killed in Afghanistan. In the USA 30% of veterans have considered suicide. More veterans of the Falklands War have committed suicide than were killed in action. The suicide rate among veterans in the USA is double that of the civilian rate. These statements are controversial not because they overestimate the problem but because these figures do not include the veterans who drink themselves to death. The veterans who no longer care for their own well being and drive cars into trees or the veterans who die homeless on the streets. To admit the scale of the problem would be an admission that war is harmful to those who take part in it long after returning home.

Sustainable Options for Youth: Support the Troops Poem later turned into Lyrics:

“We just Need to support the troops” is what they tell me well,
This is from a troop so listen carefully,
What we Need are teachers who understand the history of this country,
What we Need is a decent living wage, so people ain’t cold and hungry,
What we Need is bicycle infrastructure spanning this beauteous nation.

What we Need are more trees and less play stations,
What we Need is a justice system that seeks the truth,
What we Need are more books and less boots,
What we Need is love for every woman and man,
From southern Louisiana to the mountains of Afghanistan.

Now, it’s true the troops need support,
The support to come home,
They need treatment and jobs and love for the soul,
See, war ain’t no good for the human condition,
I lost a piece of who I was on every single mission,
And I’m tellin’ you, don’t thank me for what I’ve done,
Give me a big hug and let me know we’re not gonna let this happen again,
Because we support the troops and we’re gonna bring these wars to an end.

Chicago NATO Summit: Global Story: Jacob David George Chicago NATO Summit.

Veteran Brothers Ride Till the End of Wars: Flux Rostrum: Veteran Brothers Ride till the End of Wars, Afghanistan Special Ops Report.

Human Cost of War: IVAW Testimony: Veterans for Peace: Human Cost of War IVAW Testimony: Jacob David George.

Minnesota Men’s Conference:  Minnesota Men’s Conference: Jacob David George, Minnesota Men’s Conference.

Remembering Jacob David George Aubrey James Shepherd: Aubrey Shepherd: Remembering Jacob David George.

Veterans Reject NATO Wars: The Alyona Show: Veterans Reject NATO Wars. People’s World: Iraq and Afghanistan veterans return medals at NATO Summit. Edward Durham: Iraq War Veteran throws his medals and stars, and explains why.
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Global Story: Jacob David George Returns Medals at NATO Summit. The Alyona Show: Veterans reject NATO Wars. Jacob David George: Support the Troops End the Wars. Flux Rostrum: Jacob David George brothers ride to end Wars, Afghanistan Special Ops Report. Tarot1984: Vietnam Veterans Return Medals to Washington, Mark Santow: Vietnam Veterans Against War Dewey Canyon III. Years of Living Dangerously: Why I Care – Michael Hall. Daily Mail: Andreas Lubitz German Wings Kamikaze Pilot.
» IG: 17-03-19_whatawaytogo; 17-04-09_eoppowsub-earthfirst-biochemwarfare17-05-31_dtrump-kanyewest-katthygriffin-jdgeorge.

VVAW Dewey Canyon III: Returned Boots John & Judy Kerry

Global Story: Jacob David George Returns Medals at NATO Summit. The Alyona Show: Veterans reject NATO Wars. Jacob David George: Support the Troops End the Wars. Flux Rostrum: Jacob David George brothers ride to end Wars, Afghanistan Special Ops Report. Tarot1984: Vietnam Veterans Return Medals to Washington, Mark Santow: Vietnam Veterans Against War Dewey Canyon III. Years of Living Dangerously: Why I Care – Michael Hall. Daily Mail: Andreas Lubitz German Wings Kamikaze Pilot.
» IG: 17-03-19_whatawaytogo; 17-04-09_eoppowsub-earthfirst-biochemwarfare;  17-05-31_dtrump-kanyewest-katthygriffin-jdgeorge.

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01 Oct: Steven Craig Paddock Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Route 91 Harvest shooting

2017 Las Vegas Strip Shooting: On the night of October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on a large crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, killing 58 people and injuring 489. Between 10:05 and 10:15 p.m. PDT, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, fired hundreds of rifle rounds from his suite on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel. About an hour after firing ceased, he was found dead in his hotel room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His motive remains unknown. The incident is the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in the United States. The crime reignited the debate about gun laws in the U.S., with attention focused on bump firing, a technique Paddock used to allow his semi-automatic rifles to fire at a rate similar to that of a fully-automatic weapon.
» IG: 17-10-01_lasvegasrte91-mandalaybayshooting17-10-10-eopobs-robbinsdalioinc17-10-17_malta-daphnegalizia-carbomb.

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Thomas Mair Jo Cox Birstall Library Market Street Its a Cake Thing Shooting Concord Cake Thing

Jo Cox: Its a Cake Thing
Jo Cox was slaughtered in Market Street; between Birstall Library, Priestly Residential Care Home; Armitage Watch Repairs on the West; and Its a Cake Thing; Princess and The Venue Dancing hall ballrooms; Sandwich Co and Tesco Express on the Eastern side [PNG]. Similarly; the alleged evidence against Saddam Hussein and Iraq used to justify the 2003 Iraq war; was ‘yellowcake’ uranium. Unlike Marie Antoinette; these fuck honour Black Nobility don’t have the goddamn balls to inform their humans slavery cattle subjects; on the front pages of their newspapers to wake up their kaffir human factor farmed cattle. “Don’t have bread, Eat cake; you kaffirs breeding like cockroaches on Viagra and consuming like bling niggers on crack. Don’t have organic clean water; organic clean oxygen; organic food; organic relationships based upon buck stops here honesty, honour. Eat Masonic Cake you kaffirs.”
UK v Thomas Mair: 25 Jun: Juvinon Systems ISM; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: FYR: ISM: Marius; UK V Thomas Mair: Re: 10 May 2016 EoP Acting Clerk Computer Hack: Obsolescence, Bill Gates & Assassination of WiP breeders/consumers.

Let them Eat Cake:
“Let them eat cake” is the traditional translation of the French phrase “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”, supposedly spoken by “a great princess” upon learning that the peasants had no bread. Since brioche was a luxury bread enriched with butter and eggs, the quote would reflect the princess’s disregard for the peasants, or at least a complete lack of understanding that the absence of basic food staples was due to poverty rather than a lack of supply.

Its a Cake Thing Concord Oreo Cookies:
UK: 14 Market St Birstall: Its a Cake Thing; Concord Sydney AU: Its a Cake Thing Rainbow Oreo’s.
» IG: 17-04-03_vagabondtapes-pentagonpathtowar17-05-09_wilburrossmilken-letthemeatestcake.

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19 April 1775 – Battles of Lexington and Concord – Revolution of Independence

The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The battles were fought on April 19, 1775 in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy (present-day Arlington), and Cambridge. They marked the outbreak of armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in America.
In late 1774, Colonial leaders adopted the Suffolk Resolves in resistance to the alterations made to the Massachusetts colonial government by the British parliament following the Boston Tea Party. The colonial assembly responded by forming a Patriot provisional government known as the Massachusetts Provincial Congress and calling for local militias to train for possible hostilities. The Colonial government exercised effective control of the colony outside of British-controlled Boston. In response, the British government in February 1775 declared Massachusetts to be in a state of rebellion.
About 700 British Army regulars in Boston, under Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, were given secret orders to capture and destroy Colonial military supplies reportedly stored by the Massachusetts militia at Concord. Through effective intelligence gathering, Patriot leaders had received word weeks before the expedition that their supplies might be at risk and had moved most of them to other locations. On the night before the battle, warning of the British expedition had been rapidly sent from Boston to militias in the area by several riders, including Paul Revere, with information about British plans. The initial mode of the Army’s arrival by water was signaled from the Old North Church in Boston to Charleston using lanterns to communicate “one if by land, two if by sea”.
The first shots were fired just as the sun was rising at Lexington. Eight militiamen were killed, including Ensign Robert Munroe, their ranking officer. The British suffered only one casualty. The militia were outnumbered and fell back, and the regulars proceeded on to Concord, where they broke apart into companies to search for the supplies. At the North Bridge in Concord, approximately 400 militiamen engaged 100 regulars from three companies of the King’s troops at about 11:00 am, resulting in casualties on both sides. The outnumbered regulars fell back from the bridge and rejoined the main body of British forces in Concord.
The British forces began their return march to Boston after completing their search for military supplies, and more militiamen continued to arrive from neighboring towns. Gunfire erupted again between the two sides and continued throughout the day as the regulars marched back towards Boston. Upon returning to Lexington, Lt. Col. Smith’s expedition was rescued by reinforcements under Brigadier General Hugh Percy, a future duke of Northumberland known as Earl Percy. The combined force of about 1,700 men marched back to Boston under heavy fire in a tactical withdrawal and eventually reached the safety of Charlestown. The accumulated militias then blockaded the narrow land accesses to Charlestown and Boston, starting the Siege of Boston.
Ralph Waldo Emerson describes the first shot fired by the Patriots at the North Bridge in his “Concord Hymn” as the “shot heard round the world”.

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25 July 2000 Concord Paris Crash into Les Relais Bleus Hotel

Air France Flight 4590 Concord Takeoff: 25 July 2000 Air France Flight 4590 Concord crash into a field next to Les Relais Bleue Hotel in Gonesse; halfway between Charles de Gaulle & Le Bourget Airport; less than 6 km from Goussainville, the site of the crash of the supersonic Tupolev Tu-144during the 1973 Paris Air Show. Gonesse was also the crash site for the unmanned Le Globe – the worlds first hydrogen filled balloon — on 27 August 1783, 45 minutes after launch by Jacques Charles and the Robert brothers on the Champ de Mars in Paris. Flight 4590 takeoff. Concorde SST. Paris Charles de Gaulle AirportParis Charles De Gaulle CDG AirportAir France Takeoff Truck Driver Witness: Photo from Truck Driver passenger of Air France Flight 4590 takeoff – BBCLes Relais Bleue HotelLes Relais Bleue Hotel Logo. L Shaped Titanium Alloy StripL-shaped Titanium alloy strip and tyre. Concorde SST. Gonesse Memorial: Gonesse MemorialGonesse Ville & Dentaire LogosVille de Gonesse and Centre Dentaire Garges Sarcelles logos.
» IG: 16-03-27_concordcrash25july.

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24 March 2015 Andreas Lubitz German wings Ravin du Rosé Kamikaze Suicide crash

24 March 2015 Andreas Lubitz Germanwings Kamikaze Suicide Crash: Germanwings Flight 9525 (4U9525/GWI18G) was a scheduled international passenger flight from Barcelona–El Prat Airport in Spain to Düsseldorf Airport in Germany. The flight was operated by Germanwings, a low-cost carrier owned by the German airline Lufthansa. On 24 March 2015, the aircraft, an Airbus A320-211, crashed 100 kilometres (62 mi) north-west of Nice in the French Alps. All 144 passengers and six crew members were killed. It was Germanwings’ first fatal crash in the 18-year history of the company. The crash was deliberately caused by the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, who had previously been treated for suicidal tendencies and declared “unfit to work” by a doctor. Lubitz kept this information from his employer and instead reported for duty. Shortly after reaching cruise altitude and while the captain was momentarily out of the cockpit, he locked the cockpit door and initiated a controlled descent that continued until the aircraft impacted a mountainside. In response to the incident and the circumstances of Lubitz’s involvement, aviation authorities in some countries implemented new regulations that require the presence of two authorized personnel in the cockpit at all times. Three days after the incident, the European Aviation Safety Agency issued a temporary recommendation for airlines to ensure that at least two crew members—including at least one pilot—were in the cockpit during the entire duration of the flight. Several airlines announced that they had already adopted similar policies voluntarily. The crash site is within the Massif des Trois-Évêchés, three kilometres (2 mi) east of the settlement Le Vernet and beyond the road to the Col de Mariaud, in an area known as the Ravin du Rosé. The aircraft crashed on the southern side of the Tête du Travers, a minor peak in the lower western slopes of the Tête de l’Estrop. The site is approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) west of Mount Cimet, where Air France Flight 178 crashed in 1953.

Global Story: Jacob David George Returns Medals at NATO Summit. The Alyona Show: Veterans reject NATO Wars. Jacob David George: Support the Troops End the Wars. Flux Rostrum: Jacob David George brothers ride to end Wars, Afghanistan Special Ops Report. Tarot1984: Vietnam Veterans Return Medals to Washington, Mark Santow: Vietnam Veterans Against War Dewey Canyon III. Years of Living Dangerously: Why I Care – Michael Hall. Daily Mail: Andreas Lubitz German Wings Kamikaze Pilot.
» IG: 17-03-19_whatawaytogo; 17-04-09_eoppowsub-earthfirst-biochemwarfare17-05-31_dtrump-kanyewest-katthygriffin-jdgeorge17-08-24_pgill-pathwaystoterrormasculinity.

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Why I Care – Michael Hall

Global Story: Jacob David George Returns Medals at NATO Summit. The Alyona Show: Veterans reject NATO Wars. Jacob David George: Support the Troops End the Wars. Flux Rostrum: Jacob David George brothers ride to end Wars, Afghanistan Special Ops Report. Tarot1984: Vietnam Veterans Return Medals to Washington, Mark Santow: Vietnam Veterans Against War Dewey Canyon III. Years of Living Dangerously: Why I Care – Michael Hall. Daily Mail: Andreas Lubitz German Wings Kamikaze Pilot.
» IG: 17-03-19_whatawaytogo; 17-04-09_eoppowsub-earthfirst-biochemwarfare17-05-31_dtrump-kanyewest-katthygriffin-jdgeorge17-08-24_pgill-pathwaystoterrormasculinity.

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Real Face of Chechnya War: Petra – War Boots

Unlike them you see things a little bit different. As a journalist who comes and goes, you don’t get it, ever. I’ve been filming this Chechen war for many years, from December 1994. I was trying to capture the images of the war, the explosions, because that was what was wanted. These were the pictures they wanted. The more bodies the better, the more blood the better. Thats how it goes on for many years, beginning in 1994 and its still going on. After the first war when they exhumed the bodies, I went to film them to find out how many bodies were buried there. Now its even worse, no one is even looking for graves. I’ve begun to think is this all that is left of a man after war, just a pair of boots? To be honest, I didn’t feel sorry for these people. And I doubt that any journalists feel sorry for these people. What they want is pictures of something to write about. Maybe later they feel sorry, but first they want to do is do their job. I was the same. Then last Sept I was filming the Russians in Dagestan, when the OPC I was on, hit a mine. I can remember the conversation I had with my bosses at Checktv. I get through to them and say I just got blown up in a mine, and my camera was running, to which they reply ‘excellent’. Here was expecting them to say something like ‘are you all right’, or ‘was anyone killed’? Actually someone was killed. …. I filmed his last breath. That taught me something terrible. You don’t feel pity for people when they die before your eyes, but on the other hand the journalist inside you is telling you, these people would have died anyway. So its just good that it happened infront of your camera. But you know if you start to think like that, it is the end. Thats when I knew I had to stop. … I was no longer an observer from the outside, but a participant. … The idea that I can stop this war just by filming it, its just not true. This war is very cruel and very unjust. All the problems could have been solved without going to war. I know the war will continue, because its not about destroying terrorists but about creating obedient [responsible freedom] people . – [EoP Amended] Petra.
The real face of War: Chechnya Russia War.
» IG: 17-10-07_eop-v-wip-media-06.

DEW [Wed]: Decisive Ecological Warfare

Decisive Ecological Warfare (DEW) is the strategy of a movement that has too long been on the defensive. It is the war cry of a people who refuse to lose any more battles, the last resort of a movement isolated, co-opted, and weary from never-ending legal battles and blockades.
The information in the DEW strategy is derived from military strategy and tactics manuals, analysis of historic resistances, insurgencies, and national liberation movements. The principles laid out within these pages are accepted around the world as sound principles of asymmetric warfare, where one party is more powerful than the other. If any fight was ever asymmetric, this one is.
The strategies and tactics explained in DEW are taught to military officers at places like the Military Academy at West Point for a simple reason: they are extremely effective.
When he was on trial in South Africa in 1964 for his crimes against the apartheid regime,Nelson Mandela said: “I do not deny that I planned sabotage. I did not do this in a spirit of recklessness. I planned it as a result of a long and sober assessment of the political situation after many years of oppression of my people by the whites.”
We invite you to read this strategy, and to undertake that same long and sober assessment of the situation we face. Time is short.
» Deep Green Resistance: Decisive Ecological Warfare.
» IG: 17-04-09_eoppowsub-earthfirst-biochemwarfare17-08-06_trumpbedminsterwedding-lessorangeexpected17-09-11_nktragedyofcommonsgrass-2.

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Brat – Brother – All the Kremlin’s Underdog Goodguy Gangsters

Brat/Brother: Brat/Brother (Russian: Брат, translit. Brat) is a 1997 Russian crime film directed by Aleksei Balabanov. The film stars Sergei Bodrov Jr. as Danila Bagrov, a young Russian ex-conscript. The character of Danila is considered by many in Russia to be an icon of the early post-Soviet period. Brother unexpectedly became one of the most commercially successful Russian films released in the 1990s and quickly became a cult film throughout Russia. Due to the film’s popularity and fan demand, a sequel, Brother 2, was released in 2000. Brother 2 is notable for having a significantly higher budget, more emphasis on action sequences, and taking place in Moscow and Chicago.
In the autumn of 1997, Danila Bagrov (Sergei Bodrov Jr.) returns to his small hometown of Priozersk following his demobilization from the Russian Army after the First Chechen War. Before he reaches home, he ends up in a fight with security guards, after he accidentally walks onto the set of a music video for the band Nautilus Pompilius. After Danila rejects a job offer from the chief of the local militsiya, who was a classmate of Danila’s deceased father, he is released, on the condition that he will find work within the week. His mother insists that he travels to St. Petersburg to seek out his successful older brother Viktor, whom his mother is confident will help him make a living.
Danila travels to the city, but his attempts to make contact with Viktor are unsuccessful. Instead, he travels around the city and befriends several people from a very wide urban spectrum: Kat (Mariya Zhukova), an energetic drug addict and party-girl, and “German” Hoffman (Yury Kuznetsov), a homeless street vendor whom Danila helps after a thug attempts to extort him. Danila knocks the thug unconscious and takes a revolver from his pocket.
Unbeknown to their mother, Viktor (Viktor Sukhorukov) is an accomplished hitman who goes by the street name “Tatar” but is growing too independent and is starting to irritate his mob boss “Roundhead” (Sergei Murzin). His latest target is “Chechen”, a Chechen mafia boss who was recently released from prison and runs an open-air market. Roundhead, who is unhappy with the amount of money that Viktor demanded for the hit, orders his thugs to secretly watch him.
When Danila finally finds Viktor’s apartment, he is welcomed by Viktor. To avoid exposure, Viktor passes his assignment to his brother, gives him money to settle into the city, and then lies to him that the Chechen has been extorting from him, and asks Danila to perform the hit. Although Danila claims that his army service was spent at the headquarters as a clerk, he carries out the task professionally. First, he asks German to find him a room in a communal flat in the city center (much to the dismay of the old alcoholic landlord who threatens to shoot German with his vintage hunting rifle, as revenge for World War II). He then constructs a makeshift silencer out of a plastic soda bottle and an oil filter, as well as a decoy firecracker out of a matchbox. Finally, he follows Chechen and, despite the latter’s security, takes him out without being spotted. As Danila makes his exit, Roundhead’s thugs spot him and chase him. Making his escape, Danila jumps into a freight tram and, despite being wounded in the abdomen, manages to kill one of the pursuing thugs.
The tram driver, a woman named Sveta (Svetlana Pismichenko), helps Danila escape. Later, despite her marriage to an abusive husband, the two begin an affair. Danila later recovers, with German’s help. With the money given to him by Viktor after the hit, he begins to enjoy St. Petersburg, gives his provincial image a makeover, goes to a concert with Sveta to see his favorite band, Nautilus Pompilius, and manages to scare away her husband. He meets up with Kat to go to a nightclub and then smokes cannabis in an afterparty, where he taunts a French tourist whom he mistakes for an American. The night ends with him sleeping with Kat.
Roundhead’s loss of a thug and the fact that Viktor employed Danila to carry out the hit aggravates him even more. He decides to draw him into a combined raid. Once again Viktor, suspecting a trap, passes the job to Danila. The two thugs raid the apartment, but their main target is away. While they wait, in an apartment on the floor above, a party is taking place with several well-known Russian rock stars. A young radio director, Stepan (Andrey Fedortsov) mistakes the raided flat for the party flat and is almost killed by the thugs, who take him as a hostage. Vyacheslav Butusov, the lead singer of Nautilus Pompilius, makes the same mistake, but Danila instead follows Butusov above and relaxes in the friendly musical atmosphere. Realizing the balance between right and wrong, he comes downstairs and finds that the thugs have just killed their main target, and are about to do the same with Stepan. Instead, Danila kills both thugs. Danila and Stepan drag the corpses to the Smolensky Lutheran Cemetery, where German and his friends dwell. Once again, German helps Danila by disposing of the bodies.
Roundhead is furious upon finding out what happened. Instead of going after Tatar, he decides to track Danila and intercepts Sveta’s tram. They later raid her apartment, where his men beat and rape her, and learn his phone number, as well as his address. A henchman nicknamed “Mole” ambushes Danila near his apartment building, but the bullet hits Danila’s music player, giving him a chance to fire back and kill Mole. Realizing that staying home is unsafe, he travels to Sveta’s house and is shocked at her state. Initially thinking it was her husband, he then learns who was responsible and realizes that the only way they could have tracked Sveta was when he returned a phone call from her home telephone to his brother.
At the same time, Roundhead raids Viktor’s apartment and forces him to call Danila at gunpoint, so that he comes to pick up his payment. Realizing the depth of the situation, Danila decides to end it all at once. He goes back to the communal room that he was renting, buys the rifle from the old man, converts it into a sawed-off shotgun, and replaces the duck-hunting pellets with nailheads. At Viktor’s apartment, he makes easy work of Roundhead and two of his henchmen and tells the surviving thug to warn the rest of the gang that anyone who hurts his brother will be killed. In reply, the thug tells him that it was Viktor who turned him in.
Danila forgives his brother, gives him some of the money from Roundhead’s suitcase (keeping the rest for himself) and then tells him to return home and to work for the militsiya. Danila decides to go to Moscow, as St. Petersburg, according to Viktor, “is a pretty town, but provincial nonetheless”. Once again he visits Sveta, intending to take her with him, but her husband has returned and is beating her. Seeing Danila, he challenges him to a fight, but before he can come closer, Danila fires a shot into his leg. Sveta rushes to her husband and begins to treat his wound. Danila urges her to come with him, but she tells him to get out and never come back. He leaves her a Nautilus Pompilius CD. He then meets up with German, converses with him about the influence of the city on its residents, saying that everyone is weak here, to which German replies that the city is an evil that drains the strength from those who enter it. Danila offers him money, but German declines, saying “What’s good for the Russian is death for the German”. Before he leaves the city, he finds Kat to say goodbye. She is indifferent to his departure, but he gives her money nonetheless.
The last scene of the film shows Danila walking out of a snow-covered forest. He hitches a ride to Moscow on a passing Kamaz truck. As he chats up with the driver, the final shot is of the winter road stretching far into the wilderness.
» IG: 16-08-08_putin-unintendedincidents_mcveightocbrat.

All the Kremlins Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin by Mikhail Zygar:
“I read this book in one night, truly a page-turner. It leaves a profoundly scary impression: [Putin’s court is the] real House of Cards.” —Lev Lurie, writer and historian. All the Kremlin’s Men is a gripping narrative of an accidental king and a court out of control. Based on an unprecedented series of interviews with Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, this book presents a radically different view of power and politics in Russia. The image of Putin as a strongman is dissolved. In its place is a weary figurehead buffeted—if not controlled—by the men who at once advise and deceive him. – Amazon.
Zygar concludes that, as the circle of advisors trusted by Putin has become smaller and closer over time, there is little in the way of fresh or innovative thinking, and without some kind of external stimulus, the existing political and economic structures will remain for the foreseeable future. One of the most popular Russian films of the 2000s was Brat-2, a sequel to the equally popular Brat, about small-time gangsters trying to eke out a living among the economic chaos and corruption at the end of the Yeltsin era. Both movies spawned a number of popular phrases and were quoted regularly. In the second movie, much of which is set in the U.S. and which came out just three days after Putin’s 2000 inauguration, one of the Russian heroes turns to his American counterpart and says: “So tell me, American, what is power? Is it really money? That’s what my brother says, money is power. You have a lot of money, but so what? I think the truth is power. Whoever has truth on their side is the more powerful.” For Putin and many of Russia’s citizens, this image of the tough, street-hardened, wily underdog getting the better of its slicker, richer but weaker opponent is one they nurture and cherish. – Russia Direct: All the Kremlin’s men: Inside Russia’s political system.
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30 July 2016 Heart of Texas Lockhart Power Lines Balloon Crash

30 July 2016 Heart of Texas operated Kubicek hot air balloon crash after collision with cable power lines at L-bend on Jolly Rd, near Lockhart Texas.

Lockhart Heart of Texas Balloon Crash: On July 30, 2016, sixteen people were killed when the hot air balloon they were riding in struck power lines, crashed and caught fire in the unincorporated community of Maxwell near Lockhart, Texas, a city 30 miles (48 km) south of the state capital Austin. It is the deadliest ballooning disaster in the United States, and the second-deadliest worldwide, surpassed only by a hot air balloon crash in Egypt in 2013. It is also the deadliest aviation incident on U.S. soil since Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashed in 2009. The balloon departed from Fentress Airpark at 06:58 local time (11:58 UTC) on Saturday, July 30, 2016. It was carrying the pilot and fifteen passengers. At 07:42, the aircraft struck power lines and crashed into a field near Lockhart, Texas. All sixteen people on board were killed. The emergency services were alerted at 07:44 about a “possible vehicle accident”, and arrived at the scene to find the basket of the balloon on fire. A witness described hearing two “pops” which were thought to be a gun going off.

“He was a hippie. He loved people, he loved the earth, he loved what he did, he just loved. He was optimistic. Everything turned good for him, in his mind. …. Eight years ago, the Better Business Bureau issued its third warning within a decade to consumers: Beware of booking hot air balloon flights with Alfred “Skip” Nichols. Nichols, 49, who was piloting the balloon that crashed in central Texas on Saturday, killing him and 15 passengers, had been a source of nearly 50 complaints in the St. Louis region going back to at least 1998.” – Heavy: Skip Nichols: Five Facts You Need to Know; St Louis Post-Dispatch: Pilot of crashed Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon rides in Texas had long list of business complaints in St. Louis. Heart of Texas Balloon Rides: Suspension of Service.

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16 June 2016 Thomas Mair – shooter of Jo Cox – volunteered at Pathways Day Center.

Mr Mair had been referred to by the Pathways day centre for adults with mental health problems. – Telegraph: Jo Cox murder: Thomas Mair asked for mental health treatment day before MP died.

In 2011, he was photographed by the local paper volunteering in nearby Oakwell Hall country park. The previous year he was quoted in the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, saying he had begun volunteering after attending Pathways Day Centre for adults with mental health problems. “I can honestly say it has done me more good than all the psychotherapy and medication in the world,” he said. “Many people who suffer from mental illness are socially isolated and disconnected from society, feelings of worthlessness are also common, mainly caused by long-term unemployment. “All these problems are alleviated by doing voluntary work. Getting out of the house and meeting new people is a good thing, but more important in my view is doing physically demanding and useful labour. “When you have finished there is a feeling of achievement which is emotionally rewarding and psychologically fulfilling. For people for whom full-time, paid employment is not possible for a variety of reasons, voluntary work offers a socially positive and therapeutic alternative.” – The Guardian: Suspect in Jo Cox’s killing described as quiet, polite and reserved.

16 June 2016 Thomas Mair shooting & stabbing of Jo Cox: On 16 June 2016, Jo Cox, the British Labour Party Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen, died after being shot and stabbed multiple times in Birstall, West Yorkshire. In September, a 52-year-old Scottish-born local man named Thomas Alexander Mair was found guilty of her murder and other offences connected to the killing, and was sentenced to life imprisonment with a whole life order. Mair had singled out Cox, a “passionate defender” of the European Union and immigration, because he viewed her as “one of ‘the collaborators’ [and] a traitor” to white people. The incident was the first killing of a sitting British MP since the death of Conservative MP Ian Gow, who was assassinated by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in 1990, and the first death of a politician during an attack since county councillor Andrew Pennington was killed in 2000. Thomas Alexander Mair, a 52-year-old unemployed gardener born in Scotland, had a long history of mental health problems. He believed liberals, leftists and the mainstream media were the cause of the world’s problems. Mair had links to right-wing political groups including the National Front and the English Defence League; he had attended far-right gatherings and purchased far-right publications, to some of which he had sent letters. In his home were found Nazi regalia, far-right books, and information on the construction of bombs. He had searched the internet for information about the British National Party, apartheid, the Ku Klux Klan, prominent Jewish people, matricide, white supremacism, Nazism, Waffen SS, Israel, public shootings, serial killers, William Hague, Ian Gow (another assassinated MP), and Norwegian far-right terrorist Anders Behring Breivik (about whose case he collected newspaper clippings). A police official described Mair as a “loner in the truest sense of the word … who never held down a job, never had a girlfriend [and] never [had] any friends”. The Guardian referred to him as “an extremely low burner” who “appears to have fantasised about killing a ‘collaborator’ for more than 17 years, drawing inspiration from” David Copeland. The evening before killing Cox, Mair visited a treatment centre in Birstall seeking help for depression; he was told to return the next day for an appointment. However, Mair’s health was not part of the defence case in the trial. After his arrest, he was examined by a psychiatrist who could find no evidence that he was not responsible for his actions due to his mental health.

Paul Gill: Devon Arthurs and the Pathways to Extremism:

“The mechanics of radicalization were broadly similar in all cases. With lone actors, they tend to jump around. They are often looking for something to give their lives meaning. Many are converts [who are] looking for identity and answers. Our studies on both jihadis and rightwingers, and also school shooters and such like, found very little difference in terms of … pathways. It’s like when your immune system is down. You can guess you’ll get sick, but what sickness you contract depends on what you are exposed to.” – Paul Gill, University College London Extremism expert.
– The Guardian: Pathway to extremism: what neo-Nazis and jihadis have in common.

“This guy [Devon Arthurs] has only changed the T-shirt [of] what his violence is about.” – Paul Gill.
– The Guardian: Pathway to extremism: what neo-Nazis and jihadis have in common.

Though it is almost impossible to create a typical terrorist profile, some research shows that ‘seekers’ who are looking for a particular form of brotherhood or cause that can give their lives meaning are particularly prone to radicalization. There is also evidence that a sudden destabilizing event – or even a minor incident that has a powerful emotional impact – can make an individual vulnerable.
– The Guardian: Pathway to extremism: what neo-Nazis and jihadis have in common.
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JM Berger: GI Joe: The common causes of radicalization:
One thing experts emphasize: There is no single pathway to radicalization, and there are many contributors to radicalization. But generally, radicalization takes root when someone has some sort of problem — whether about his own life, society at large, or something else entirely — and a radical ideology or group provides an answer to that problem. He may seek out that radical ideology himself, or a group will come to him.
J.M. Berger, an expert on terrorism and author of Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam, explained in a talk that sources of grievances can be broadly broken into two categories: personal issues and social issues.
For personal, he cited economic insecurity, loss of a loved one, exposure to violence, relocation, religious conversion, and some kinds of mental illness.
For social, he cited war and insurgency, rapidly changing demographics, swift changes in civil society or civil rights, watershed changes in communication technology, efforts to foment uncertainty by state actors, and economic upheaval.
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22 March 2016 Brussels – Zaventem Airport & Maalbeek Metro – Attacks

22 March 2016 Brussels Attacks: On the morning of 22 March 2016, three coordinated suicide bombings occurred in Belgium: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at Maalbeek metro station in central Brussels. Thirty-two civilians and three perpetrators were killed, and more than 300 people were injured. Another bomb was found during a search of the airport. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attacks. The perpetrators belonged to a terrorist cell which had been involved in the November 2015 Paris attacks. The Brussels bombings happened shortly after a series of police raids targeting the group. The bombings were the deadliest act of terrorism in Belgium’s history. The Belgian government declared three days of national mourning.

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13 Nov 2015 – Paris Bataclan Death Metal concert & St Denis Stade de France football match – Attack

November 2015 Paris Attacks: The November 2015 Paris attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks that occurred on Friday 13 November 2015 in Paris, France and the city’s northern suburb, Saint-Denis. Beginning at 21:16 CET, three suicide bombers struck outside the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, during a football match. This was followed by several mass shootings, and a suicide bombing, at cafés and restaurants. Gunmen carried out another mass shooting and took hostages at an Eagles of Death Metal concert in the Bataclan theatre, leading to a stand-off with police. The attackers were shot or blew themselves up when police raided the theatre. The attackers killed 130 people, including 89 at the Bataclan theatre. Another 413 people were injured, almost 100 seriously. Seven of the attackers also died, while the authorities continued to search for accomplices. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying that it was retaliation for the French airstrikes on ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq. The attacks were planned in Syria and organised by a terrorist cell based in Belgium. Most of the Paris attackers had French or Belgian citizenship, two were Iraqis, and all had fought in Syria. Some of them had entered Europe among the flow of migrants and refugees. In response to the attacks, a three-month state of emergency was declared across the country to help fight terrorism, which involved the banning of public demonstrations, and allowing the police to carry out searches without a warrant, put anyone under house arrest without trial and block websites that encouraged acts of terrorism. On 15 November, France launched the biggest airstrike of Opération Chammal, its contribution to the anti-ISIL bombing campaign, striking ISIL targets in Raqqa. On 18 November, the suspected lead operative of the attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was killed in a police raid in Saint-Denis, along with two others.

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Julia Butterfly: Hold Space for People who think I am a nut job.

“I can hold space for people who think I’m a nut job. It’s cool. But I know from my own experience what I experienced. I know what I learned. I know what I saw. I know what I heard. It was this inner knowing that would arise, and I was clear that it was coming from the nature that I was interacting with.” – Julia Butterfly Hill; Press Democrat: Environmental activist Julia ‘Butterfly’ Hill climbs back onto public stage.

Luna & Julia Butterfly: “When I walked into the redwoods I walked into a cathedral that was more amazing that any manmade cathedral I’ve ever been in.” – Julia Butterfly; Adventures in Treesitting.

Julia Lorraine Hill (known as Julia “Butterfly” Hill, born February 18, 1974) is an American environmental activist and tax redirection advocate. She is best known for having lived in a 180-foot (55 m)-tall, roughly 1500-year-old California redwood tree for 738 days between December 10, 1997 and December 18, 1999. Hill lived in the tree, affectionately known as Luna, to prevent Pacific Lumber Company loggers from cutting it down. She is the author of the 2000 book The Legacy of Luna and co-author of One Makes the Difference. She is a vegan.
– Barefoot Bushcraft: Julia Butterfly Hill; Visiting Julia Butterfly in her treehouse; Adventures in Treesitting; Fear is Simple and Profound; Joe Friendly: War and Tax Resistance; Earth Films: Luna The Stafford Giant Tree Sit.
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The Air I Breathe

The Air I Breathe: The Air I Breathe is the 2007 crime drama thriller directorial film debut of Korean-American filmmaker Jieho Lee, who co-wrote the script with Bob DeRosa. It stars Kevin Bacon, Julie Delpy, Brendan Fraser, Andy Garcia, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Emile Hirsch, and Forest Whitaker.  The concept of the film is based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones – Happiness (Whitaker), Pleasure (Fraser), Sorrow (Gellar), and Love (Bacon). The proverb speaks of these emotions, not as isolated fragments of feelings, but as elements that make up the whole of the human existence. Each of the four protagonists is based on one of the four emotions; and like the proverb their paths are inextricably linked to each other, akin to the Fingers (Garcia) of a hand. None of the four main characters’ actual names are mentioned in the whole film, although Gellar’s character’s stage name, “Trista”, is mentioned several times.

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US Army Environmental Command Earth Day

U.S. Army Environmental Command (USAEC): Purpose
The USAEC’s mission is to lead and execute Army cleanup and environmental quality programs, providing technical expertise to enable Soldier readiness and sustainable military communities. This includes the Military Munitions Response Program. – EPA.
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Barbara Kruger: Your Body is a Battleground: Before & After Women’s Make Up

Barbara Kruger addresses media and politics in their native tongue: tabloid, sensational, authoritative, and direct. Kruger’s words and images merge the commercial and art worlds; their critical resonance eviscerates cultural hierarchies — everyone and everything is for sale. The year 1989 was marked by numerous demonstrations protesting a new wave of antiabortion laws chipping away at the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Untitled (Your body is a battleground) was produced by Kruger for the Women’s March on Washington in support of reproductive freedom. The woman’s face, disembodied, split in positive and negative exposures, and obscured by text, marks a stark divide. This image is simultaneously art and protest. Though its origin is tied to a specific moment, the power of the work lies in the timelessness of its declaration. – The Broad: Your Body is a Battleground.

In 1979 Kruger began to utilize found images, mostly from mid-century American newspapers and magazines, with words collaged over top of them. Having established her mature style, she produced many similar artworks in which black and white were the main colors. There main issues she centers on are politics, mass media/advertising, and gender equity. Being a women in society is a constant battle with one’s image and appearance playing on a woman’s mind repeatedly. Although there are some who can break away from this continuous cycle of staring, examining, judging, adjusting, possibly crying, binging, purging, and every other action. Most women will be stuck in this rut for most of their adolescence and adulthood. Barbara Kruger exhibits this struggle in “Your body is a battleground”. Her photograph was originally a poster for a pro-choice march that took place on the 9th April 1989 in Washington, D.C. Although now its purpose is to voice her opinion to protect women’s rights through an image that raises issues about power, patriachy, stereotyping and consumption.  “Your Body is a Battleground” questions the viewer about feminism by using a picture in which her message is contradicting the idea that culture has given, this is the idea concerning ideal beauty as advertised in magazines. This image exemplifies Kruger’s interest in addressing the political issues I have given examples of previously. Using a model’s face as the central image, she gives the image additional meaning by dividing the photograph into sections: on the right and left the image reverses from positive to negative, and from top to bottom the face is divided into thirds with the slogan “Your body is a battleground.” Barbara Kruger criticises the objectified standard of symmetry applied in modern times to feminine beauty by the media and advertising. In this Kruger criticizes society’s view of beauty “having to be symmetrical.In my opinion the image is a very strong one that represents our personal fight against societies standards and its “rule” on how our bodies should look (against how we really want it to look like). Kruger fought for womens rights over their bodies which is the purpose of this image. I can relate to this statement by understanding we do care about our appearance way too much, rather than accepting ourselves the way we are. We fight in the wrong ways (which is against our natural body rather than against the fake standards of society that controls the way we should look and feel about our bodies.
Kruger & Gender Politics: The image is showing contrasting actions for example positive and negative, good versus bad etc. This is done through the split image of the face, the figures characteristics such as her hair and make-up display 1950’s style. Her gaze is directed straight ahead making eye contact with the viewer. Kruger stresses her commitment to the issue related to the image by the words “Your Body is a Battleground” in the centre. The image relate to an array of political and social stances. Ideas of power are societal structure are often referenced in her work. Since power cuts through all aspects of society, women are forced to defend themselves in society. The image’ text refers to the constant fight in which women take part in. This fight is to do with womens rights to choose what happens to with her OWN body and is one that revolves around power. The issue is to do with a struggle between men and women “over the same valuable piece of real estate – the female body”. This highlights womens strive to gain power but also projects their anxieties at the same time. This idea shows the constant push between the sexes; women fight to have control over their physical bodies as well as their place in society, while men fight to maintain their dominance over women in society. But my question relating to this would be, why do men have so much so called control over women/womens bodies? What gives them the right to tell us what to do or dictate what we can and connot do (infact, it works both ways but do we see women doing this to men? The answers no)? The male gaze turns females in sexual objects that are not permitted to think for themselves. Their thoughts, opinions and behaviours stem from the CONSTANT judgements of men. Krugers image “Your Body is a Battleground” challenges the issue by depicting the female figure in confrontation with the viewer (the subjects eyes glare directly at the viewer in defense, and this is why this image is so powerful).  Krugers work is united as most  of its stands for the same set of morals and values.  “Your Body is a Battleground” potrays notions of power, patriarchy, stereotyping and consumption. Its purpose is to use images from the media juxtaposed with text to explore the power of imagery. – Womens Empowerment Blog: Your Body is a Battleground.

Complex: Celebrities without Makeup or Photoshop. The List: Stars who are completely uncrecognizable without makeup.

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Before After Tar Sands / Aral Sea

Aral Sea, Sierra Nevada Snowpack,Lake Mead, Yosemite National Park’s Lyell Glacier, Lake Powell Arizona, Zachariæ Isstrøm glacier Greenland: National Geographic: See Before-and-After Photos of the Changing Environment: Side-by-side comparisons reveal just how much glaciers, lakes, and snowpacks have been altered by nature and humans.

Tar sands (also known as oil sands) are a mixture of mostly sand, clay, water, and a thick, molasses-like substance called bitumen. Bitumen is made of hydrocarbons—the same molecules in liquid oil—and is used to produce gasoline and other petroleum products. Extracting bitumen from tar sands—and refining it into products like gasoline—is significantly costlier and more difficult than extracting and refining liquid oil. Common extraction methods include surface mining—where the extraction site is excavated—and “in-situ” mining, where steam is used to liquefy bitumen deep underground. The largest deposits of tar sands are found in Alberta, Canada. While tar sands have been in production since the late 1960s, and currently account for about 5 percent of all U.S. gasoline, production has been scaling up—which could have serious consequences for the air, water, and climate. – Union of Concerned Scientists: What are Tar Sands?.

Before & After Tar Sands: Answer World: Great Minds Against Tar Sands Development. Tree Hugger: National Geographic Slams Tar Sands — Canadian Politicians Pissed. The Guardian: Canada’s tar sands landscape from the air – in pictures.

Aral Sea: The Aral Sea was an endorheic lake lying between Kazakhstan (Aktobe and Kyzylorda Regions) in the north and Uzbekistan (Karakalpakstan autonomous region) in the south. The name roughly translates as “Sea of Islands”, referring to over 1,100 islands that once dotted its waters; in the Turkic languages aral means “island, archipelago”. The Aral Sea drainage basin encompasses Uzbekistan and parts of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Formerly one of the four largest lakes in the world with an area of 68,000 km2 (26,300 sq mi), the Aral Sea has been steadily shrinking since the 1960s after the rivers that fed it were diverted by Soviet irrigation projects. By 1997, it had declined to 10% of its original size, splitting into four lakes – the North Aral Sea, the eastern and western basins of the once far larger South Aral Sea, and one smaller intermediate lake. By 2009, the southeastern lake had disappeared and the southwestern lake had retreated to a thin strip at the western edge of the former southern sea; in subsequent years, occasional water flows have led to the southeastern lake sometimes being replenished to a small degree. Satellite images taken by NASA in August 2014 revealed that for the first time in modern history the eastern basin of the Aral Sea had completely dried up. The eastern basin is now called the Aralkum Desert.

Before & After Aral Sea: BBC News: Aral Sea: Man-made environmental disaster. Columbia Edu: Aral Sea Crisis.

The Aral Sea is a five and a half million year-old closed-drainage basin system (known as an endorheic basin), meaning it contains no natural outflows to other bodies of water.  Its name signifies a “sea of islands,” a reference to the fifteen hundred islets that once dotted the Aral’s surface. This changed in the 1960s when the Soviet government’s diversions of the Amu-Darya and Syr-Daryarivers sapped the sea of its inflows. Two projects are generally blamed: Joseph Stalin‘s “Great Plan to Transform Nature” (1948 until mid-1950s), andNikita Khrushchev‘s “Virgin Lands Campaign” (Освое́ние целины́, 1954-1960).  The plans were to dig irrigation canals from Uzbekistan through Turkmenistan, fed by the Amu Darya and Syr Darya Rivers, to sustain large-scale agriculture in the desert. Motivating factors were greed and survival; the former driven by cotton prices, the latter borne out of famine and a starving population. The winners were the farmers, who would go on to become worldwide leaders in cotton production (aka“white gold”). By 1988 Uzbekistan had become the world’s largest exporter of the fluffy fiber. The losers were the existing natural ecosystems supporting thousands of animals and fish, and a regional sea-based economy that supported over 100,000 people across two countries.
– Sometimes Interesting: The Disappearing Aral Sea.

The municipal museum in the now-dusty former fishing port of Aral displays a surprising work of art: a mural that honors local fishermen who in 1921 helped save Russia from starvation by sending to Moscow 14 boxcars loaded with fish. Near it is a photocopy of Vladimir I. Lenin’s typewritten letter of thanks to those fishermen, and near that is a bronze bust of Aral’s own hero of that effort, Tölegen Medetbayev. Surprising, because those 14 boxcars of carp, sturgeon, bream and other freshwater fish came from the same part of the Aral Sea that from the 1980s until relatively recently had become too salty for anything to survive.  …… “Certainly, this is an environmental disaster. We’re talking about [what was once] the world’s fourth-largest inland body of water,” said White. Since 1960, he explained, when the commercial fishing catch exceeded 43,000 tons, the Aral Sea has lost as much as 88 percent of its surface area and 92 percent of its volume. In 1996 only 547 tons of fish were caught, much of it contaminated with pesticides. Meanwhile, salinity had jumped from 10 parts per thousand (ppt) in 1960—essentially fresh water—to 92 ppt in 2004—some three times the salinity of most oceans. …… He then invited me to lunch at his wooden shack across the street from the aging Hotel Aral. To my surprise, the museum curator opened the door to a storage room, sat down and started to play a rickety old piano. Not one of its 88 keys was in tune. Then he took out a rusty German trumpet lacking a mouthpiece and pretended to play. …. This has been a humanitarian disaster, too, he added, in which the sea’s disappearance brought unemployment, poverty and emigration.  Darmenov, 58, didn’t hesitate to place blame squarely on the ussr, whose agricultural scientists and civil engineers transformed semi-arid steppe into fields of cotton and wheat through irrigation that required building some 30,000 kilometers of canals, 45 dams and more than 80 reservoirs. “The Soviet engineers didn’t think about the consequences. They knew the lake would dry up someday, but they didn’t care. There was no democracy; everybody was scared to talk,” Darmenov said. “Some scientists warned this would happen, but nobody listened to them. In 1985 people finally began talking, but by then it was too late.” …. “This is not about money, or about what man can do. Everything depends on nature,” said Darmenov. .. “We are very grateful that our president hasn’t forgotten about this problem, and that he’s trying his best to revive the sea.”
– Aramcoworld: Reviving the North Aral Sea.

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Pawal Kuczynski Pinocchio Washington Monument

I recently discovered an artist named Pawal Kuczynski whose works are particularly interesting because they convey current political or societal discourse and philosophical ideas through art in a way that makes the audience think about the idea through metaphor or semiotics. ….. Here is another work by Kuczynski which is less ambiguous and more direct. It depicts the United States Capitol building and Washington Monument – two very famous American buildings. The Washington Monument is the nose of Pinocchio, a fictional character most famously known from the Disney Film Pinocchio. This suggest that “America was built on a lie” – a radical, anarchistic view on the history of America. The use of the Washington Capital building is symbolism for the Government (and I would argue capitalism). The “Pinocchio” puppet suggests that the lie has been buried and forgotten.
– Luke Monet: Conveying Meaning in Design.

Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski draws clever paintings that challenge our preconceived notions of society and usual way of thinking. His artwork often is centered around real world issues like poverty, war and pollution. Take his piece that questions the integrity and honesty of politics for example. Rather than downright calling politicians liars, he makes you contemplate whether the Washington Monument is really an extension of Pinocchio’s nose instead! – Dashburst: Illustrating World Issues through Satirical Art.

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Womens Rights News: Child Soldiers Liberia .

Gloria Sherman was 13 years old when Charles Taylor’s soldiers came for her in 2001. Flushed from her hiding place in the bush outside her village in Lofa, northern Liberia, she was forced to watch as her father and brother were skinned alive. Then she was taken into a captivity lasting nearly two years: a conscript child soldier and a sexual slave in the former president’s army. She is 18 now, but the memories are still raw. “We used to do bad, bad things that they told us to do,” she said last week. “Sometimes even if you were only 10 years old they would put guns and ammunition on your head to carry to the battle; you have to do what they said or they’d kill you. They killed many children, many girls. All the time many soldiers would have sex with you, every night they would come and have sex and beat you, and if you said no they would kill you or hit you with guns.” – Mondo9: Agony of Liberia Child Soldiers.

VICE travels to West Africa to rummage through the messy remains of a country ravaged by 14 years of civil war. Despite the United Nation’s eventual intervention, most of Liberia’s young people continue to live in abject poverty, surrounded by filth, drug addiction, and teenage prostitution. The former child soldiers who were forced into war have been left to fend for themselves, the murderous warlords who once led them in cannibalistic rampages have taken up as so-called community leaders, and new militias are lying in wait for the opportunity to reclaim their country from a government they rightly mistrust.
– Vice: The Cannibal Warlords of Liberia.

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Lord of War: A Day in the Life of a Bullet – Kalyshnikov Kid Child Soldiers 

Lord of War is a 2005 war crime film written, produced, and directed by Andrew Niccol, and co-produced by and starring Nicolas Cage. It was released in the United States on September 16, 2005, with the DVD following on January 17, 2006, and the Blu-ray Disc on July 27, 2006. Cage plays an illegal arms dealer, inspired by the stories of several real-life arms dealers and smugglers. Trailer. Clips: Life of a Bullet. The One Star King: Used Gun. Lavriccat: Kalishnikov Kids Child Soldiers; Lord of War- Warlord.
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Ecology of Peace Therapy:

Ecology of Peace therapy, like Ecology of Peace alternative dispute resolution; focuses on the root cause cause of the particular problem, and most problems are a direct or indirect result of military, religious, racial, economic, political etc resource conflict; and all resource conflict problems are a result of laws that allow beings who call themselves humans, to breed and consume above ecological carrying capacity limits, pretending the earth’s resources are infinite; and that resource conflict is the fault of some racial, religious or ideological group of individuals.

If your activism to end racism, slavery, oppression, climate change; food shortages, food inflation, cost of living increases, urban sprawl, traffic jams, toxic waste, pollution, peak oil, peak water, peak food, peak population, species extinction, loss of biodiversity, peak resources, climate change, feminism, nazism, Islamism, capitalism, communism, militarization of police, etc; does not include discussion of the root – ‘right to breed / consume with total disregard for ecological carrying capacity limits’ clauses of the Masonic War is Peace social contract –overpopulation and consumption causes of those socio-economic, psycho-political and ecological resource war  problems; your activism is just another ‘Its not about the Nail’ Masonic War is Peace Bullshit the Public Relations Stunt.

If the nail you are hammering is to abolish the Masonic War is Peace social contract and replace it with an Ecology of Peace social contract; then that nail is simultaneously addressing a multitude of ecological overshoot problems: whether crime and violence, unemployment and poverty, food shortages, inflation, political instability, loss of political freedoms, conformist political correctness, vanishing species, garbage and pollution, urban sprawl, traffic jams, toxic waste, resource depletion, etc.

Put simply the nail is in the bulls eye target zone, and each hammer strike, sends problem solving solution ripples to each of all of these problems; whereas if you find a nail and stick it in only one of these problem areas; each hammer strike is pointless; because in the absence of addressing the root cause of the problem: Masonic War is Peace ‘right to breed/consume with total disregard for ecological carrying capacity limits’ social contract; the particular problem you are focussed on is only going to get worse; as the tap of overpopulation / overconsumption-ecological overshoot resource scarcity grows and grows and grows.
— EoP v WiP NWO Neg: 28 Feb: Malcolm X Grassroots Movement .. COWS: Context of White Supremacy.

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EoP: Economic System enabling Self Sufficient Responsible Freedom Healthy Masculinity.

Self confident masculinity or feminity – however the individual personally defines their conception of masculinity or feminity – starts with self honesty, and is nurtured by (i) relating to friends, family and/or colleagues who practice ego literate [ego-eco-literacy.tygae.org.za] aka responsible freedom [responsible-freedom.tygae.org.za] communication feedback to one another; and (ii) self confident self sufficient non-violently cooperative gender relations will be enhanced by an economic system [eop-nwo-sco.tygae.org.za] that provides a property ration to responsible freedom individuals which – with their and family or friends labour – can enable their self-sufficient honourable survival.
» EoP Leg Sub: 20 Aug: EoP Re: The Damage we do to boys and men explains the Trump presidency.
» IG: 17-08-24_pgill-pathwaystoterrormasculinity.

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