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Thai rehab temple abbot arrested for 'meth medicine'

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

BANGKOK: An abbot at a Thai temple treating drug addicts has been arrested for selling patients traditional medicine laced with methamphetamine following an undercover sting operation, authorities said Friday (Sep 8). 354 more words

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The Best And Worse Times

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”  446 more words


Carissimi: Today's Mass; St. Giles, Abbot

S. Giles, Abbot; Commemoration of the Twelve Holy Brothers, Martyrs: Missa “Os iusti”

ATHENS, in Greece, was the native city of St. Giles. He was of noble parentage, and devoted himself from early youth to piety and learning. 1,770 more words


refugees are boat people?

‘boat people’

a term interchanged in the media with the word refugee and asylum seeker.

The term ‘boat people’,was first used in Australia in the mid 70s when Vietnamese refugees began arriving on our shores by boat, since then it has been a part of the Australian… 337 more words

The Abbots of Abingdon - Introduction

The medieval Abbot had a complex role. He was a spiritual father, Baron and politician. As this is such a large subject, a series of six posts will examine his functions in depth. 1,646 more words

Laughter: The Universal Language – #27

Today’s story is laugh-out-loud funny. So if you’re reading this on your phone on the bus somewhere, people might stare at you. But who cares! :-D 226 more words


Wednesday Playday: Carcassonne- It's not only builders that get excited laying tiles.

Now, if I told you that you could win a game by putting tiles on the table, would you believe me?

Yes, probably, everyone and their mums have played Scrabble at some point. 2,636 more words