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uhuh ... cutting off the internet ?
An unintended yet timely response from Estonia:
FYI: insightful, IMO.
Estonian President Warns of ‘Self-Occupation,’ Prompting Praise and Political Spin
Posted 16 September 2017 9:07 GMT
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid giving a speech in June 2017. Photo by Estonian Foreign Ministry, CC-BY.
In her recent independence day speech, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid spoke on technological change, the globalization of labor, and the dangers of close-minded nationalism. This last point has dominated global reactions to her remarks.
In her national address, which marked the 26th anniversary of Estonian independence from the Soviet Union, President Kaljulaid talked about the perceived contradictions between national and socially liberal values. Her remarks were concrete and straight forward, emphasizing the possibility of preserving Estonian culture “without inhibiting democracy.”
“I am proud that I am an Estonian and I do not see any contradiction in also being part of an international value-based community,” she said.
World to end yet again September 23 according to Christian scholars!
combining the last two messages ...
But is the persecution real? More than any other bible-thinking group Christians get more insults. Their beliefs are attacked. Jews are not.
Beliefs of some coming end of the world are attacked and ridiculed. Justly? Perhaps. Nonetheless there is persecution.
There are nonsense arguments. Saturday versus Sunday, when Moses knew neither Saturday or Sunday. For Moses the holy day was every seventh day after the new moon. The Saturday versus Sunday argument shows ignorance of what the bible is about. Christians bring this persecution on themselves for their ignorance. Why doesn't God tell them the truth? Guess why. No such God.
Yes Christians get persecuted ... for their ignorance.
Agreed on all points,except you asside.
Scots is served in a glass, but not in a snifter, as this is for brandy. (shape designed for sniffing).
I am not sure of the how scotch or any other liquor is relevant.
This is based on a non separation of church and state issue, where in defference to some Protestants and Mormans
it is considered not PC for American politicians to be have their photos taken with drinks in their hands. In Europe,
both Catholic and Protestant countries, it is quite common for cops and civil servants on the job, and politicians
toasting with alcohol. For those who are dry, one can´t tell the differnce because they commonly use cider instead
of cava to indicate that they are a part of the team.
Another example of Trump´s lack of scholarship and pollitical savy.
Yes Mussolini said this in 1943, but he did not coin it.
1922 from graffitti by an unknown soldier
c1799 Tipu Sultan
4c B.C. Alexander the Great
4c B.C. Chabrias
Bad scholarship because he probably did not know about the phrase until one of his uneducated handlers fed it to him.
Bad Politics, when he could have used a better political model then Mussolini, he chose someone with whom America shold not identify with, as opposed to a leader of a fascist government which the U.S. assisted in abolishing.