Throwback Thursday: Space & War

Originally posted on Michael J. Rance:

This is a post from a year ago today, when bombs were falling on Gaza as the world watched in horror. As NASA made an important discovery today in relation to the probability of life outside of our solar system, I figured this would be an appropriate picture to share. Enjoy.

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« Stumbled upon a picture snapped by a German astronaut on board the International Space Station this past night. The city and the unusual bursts of lights stemming from the landscape and ocean are rather beautiful; until you realize that this image is of Israel and Gaza at war.
This image symbolizes exactly how I feel about this conflict. Here we are as a species, advanced enough to capture high definition pictures beyond the outermost barriers of Earth’s atmosphere aboard a space station that is home to men and women of a variety of nationalities acting in the name of…

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BBC News yet again amplifies Arafat conspiracy theories

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On July 21st the BBC News website’s Middle East page included a report titled « Yasser Arafat: French prosecutor seeks end to murder inquiry« . The article’s opening lines reasonably sum up the story as follows:Arafat art

« A French prosecutor has said there is no case to answer regarding the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

A murder inquiry was ordered by a court in Nanterre in August 2012 after his widow Suha alleged he was poisoned with polonium-210, a radioactive element.

On Tuesday, the local prosecutor concluded the case should be dismissed. »

Later on readers are told that:

« His [Arafat’s] widow objected to a post-mortem examination at the time, but agreed to allow French, Russian and Swiss experts to take samples from his remains after traces of polonium-210 were found on his personal effects in July 2012 as part of an investigation by the Qatar-based al-Jazeera network.[…]

…the French…

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Amid Daily Bloody Attacks, Nigeria’s New President Vows to Defeat Boko Haram | VICE News

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Le nouveau Président nigérian jure d’éliminer Boko Haram en dépit des récents attentats actuels. Bon courage car ça ne se fera pas du jour au lendemain.

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In the wake of multiple suicide blasts that killed dozens as they ripped through northern Nigeria late last week, the country’s new president has reaffirmed his commitment to fight against the deadly insurgent group Boko Haram.

In the city of Demature on Friday, nine worshippers were killed after a suicide bomb was detonated inside a mosque as residents were celebrating Eid, which marks the end of the Islamic high holiday of Ramadan. In an increasingly disturbing trend, one of the two female suicide bombers is believed to have been a young girl – this time only 10 years old.

A marketplace was also bombed on Thursday in the city of Gombe, killing 43 shoppers who were preparing for the start of Eid festivities. Though the group hasn’t claimed responsibility, the bombings have been widely attributed to Boko Haram, which has publicly declared its intention to establish an Islamic caliphate in…

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Taylor Swift Apologizes to Nicki Minaj, Feud Over « New Music, Music News, Concerts, Gossip – 97.1 AMP RADIO

Taylor Swift Apologizes to Nicki Minaj, Feud Over « New Music, Music News, Concerts, Gossip – 97.1 AMP RADIO.

Good talk Taylor :) And Nicki too.

THE 2015 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” NOMINATIONSdeo music awards,

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Voilà la liste des nominés pour les Video Music Awards 2015. Pour moi allez Talor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5. Vous aurez la liste complète des nominés sur le lien de l’article.

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So here it is for the VMA’s nominees. For me go Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5. You’ll get full list of nominees on the post link.

Originally posted on Hype&Genius:

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Nicki Minaj certainly made sure everybody was aware of the MTV video nominations after a stream of angry tweets regarding her thoughts on Anaconda not being nominated. Minaj had some valid points on cultural appropriation, subtle racism and a worship of skinny girls in music videos. But lets look past Nicki for the time being and see what the fuss is all about. Let us know who your favourites are in the comment section below.

The 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” to Air LIVE on Sunday, August 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

NEW YORK, NY, July 21, 2015 – MTV today announced via Beats 1 “Chart” show on Apple Music the 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” nominations. Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar and Mark Ronson lead the pack with the most Moonman nods for music’s most unexpected night, which will air live from the Microsoft Theater, formerly Nokia Theatre…

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