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The Common Ills Iraq snapshot
Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Chaos and violence continue, the Senate
hears about Iraq, US Gen Martin Dempsey provides a laundry list of what
would make him call for US boots on the ground in combat in Iraq, all
that and Jethro Tull.
This morning in DC, the US Senate Armed Services Committee held a
hearing on the issue of Iraq, Syria and the Islamic State which they
insist upon calling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. They
shorten it to "ISIL" which they insist upon pronouncing as a word making
it sound as if they're referring to a renegade von Trapp family member,
one who goes around singing "Sixteen Going On Seventeen."
The hearing opened with a small number of protesters declaring "No more
war!" and other statements before Committee Chair Carl Levin brought
down the gavel and called the hearing to order.
Once the hearing started, CodeStink's Medea Benjamin would attempt to grab some headlines by yelling at... (more)
Daily Devotion Christ Working In You
â€śOpen thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.â€ť - Psalm 119:18.
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Today's Chapters: Ezekiel 43-45
Message Title: Christ Working In You
Hello My Friend,
If you are saved and born again, rejoice, because God is always with you, do not fear, just let all the burdens, guilt, or shame go and give it all to Him. Once you receive the Lord, Jesus Christ as your Saviour, never stop allowing Him to work in you, He is the key to all the blessings in our lives, even in the struggles. The more we allow Him to work in us, the easier we will be able to handle future struggles as well as be able to help others through theirs. We have an amazing Christ in us to strengthen us, guide us, and protect us, so, let Him do His work in us. â€śBut the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion... (more)
sadas The constructio n of dozens of dams.
Chinese researches say the fall is due to rising levels of pollution in the Yangtze river and the construction of dozens of dams.
Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences also found that no young sturgeons were found swimming along the Yangtze toward the sea during the period they usually do so.
A researcher told Xinhua that in the 1980s, at least several thousand sturgeon could be found in the river. It is estimated only around 100 fish remain.
"Without natural reproduction, the fish population cannot replenish itself. If there are no further steps taken to strengthen conservation, the wild sturgeon faces the danger of extinction," he said.
People view sturgeon fish at the Beijing Aquarium on 30 May 2012. Several sturgeon fish are housed in the Beijing aquarium
This file picture taken on 9 November 2006 shows a keeper playing with a finless porpoise, a cousin of the baiji dolphin and one of five in Wuhan Baji Aquarium. The finless porpoise, another native species... (more)
Truth in Love The Headchopper Next Door
The Headchopper Next Door
Author: Daniel Greenfield
Source: the Sultan Knish blog - 09.14.2014
Every week another lad or lass from St.
Louis, Toronto or Sydney makes the trip through Turkey to the Islamic
State. A reporter dispatched by a local paper to talk to the neighbors
scribbles down the same recollections about how nice and normal Jihad
Joe or Jihad Jane was.
Classmates remember a loud partier or a shy student. Neighbors mention
that everything seemed normal until those last few years when he began
wearing a robe and she began wearing a burka.
The Somali and Algerian immigrants, the German and American converts,
the black burkas and dyed beards, headed into the dying summer to kill
Christians and Kurds, Turkmen and Shiites, to behead babies and crucify
critics, donâ€™t seem like monsters. They loved their parents. They posed
for jokey snapshots on Facebook. They had... (more)
blog Development of pipe fittings
Our pipe fittings industry after 20 years of development, already has a considerable scale, and has maintained a rapid growth rate. At present, there are tens of thousands of registered Pipe Fittings, reach a certain size has more than 300, can produce 160 categories, more than 10,000 varieties. Since the 90s of the last century, the total output value of heavy industry has maintained rapid growth, during which the national pipe fittings industrial output and market sales growth has remained at 16-20% level. With the development of science and technology, continuous improvement of people's quality of life, self-care is also growing awareness of health and safety has become a modern two main themes of most concern. Therefore, known as the green pipe, rubber lined pipes, plastic-lined composite pipe, etc., more and more the pursuit of health and lifestyle of modern people of all ages.
Pipe nipple and the pipe connecting between the tool is detachably connected to the point between... (more)