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Life in the Valley of Death

Conflict

Video - Ukraine under Russian occupation: locals advised on how to deal with invading 'peacekeepers'

Russian peacekeeping forces have worked hard over the weekend to reinforce their positions along the eastern Azov Sea coast. In the town of Novoazovsk, invaded by Russian troops last week, fliers were distributed instructing locals on how to behave under occupation. 11 more words

BERND PULCH

Book of the Week - Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen

This is one of the books that I have to do for one of my English modules this year. It’s set in wartime Britain, from about 1938 to 1942, and switches setting between Stella’s, the heroine, flat in London to an inherited home of her son Roderick’s in Ireland, called Mount Morris. 671 more words

My Stuff

Russia and Ukraine are at War, Just Don’t Tell Anyone

 Simon Leitch*

Brisbane, September 2 (2014) Alochonaa: For years in the West we have been massacring the English language.  Deliberately, systemically, successfully and without remorse we have ignored, sidelined, murdered and disposed of certain words and replaced them with cheap artificial substitutes with entirely different meanings whilst hoping no one would notice.  1,220 more words

International Relations

Welcome to the start of WW3- America's still asleep

World war 1 and World War 2 both started after many treaties between countries were in place(intentionally) Then a chain reaction began each time an assassination of another countries V.I.P.(WW1 was Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, WW2 was the polish doctor Zygmunt Klukowski,even though many other factors led to this incident) 528 more words

Government & Politics

Brutality, Futility, Stupidity

 “I HATE WAR as only a soldier who has lived it can…its brutality, its futility, its stupidity…EVERY GUN THAT IS MADE, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”
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