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Joseph of Arabia (Video)

December 31, 2018

Ashraf Ezzat

Throughout my life, I have heard too many weird stories that my mind just couldn’t perceive them all as true. One of the weirdest and most unbelievable of them is the story of Joseph.

I could have dismissed it like any other story of the remote past that didn’t necessarily warrant any scrutiny or investigation to validate its historicity, had it not been a biblical story, and had I not been Egyptian.
Any given story should have a general ambiance that sets it apart by a unique dialogue, location and cultural background. That’s what we call the milieu of the story.
The Story of Joseph is an ancient Arabian tale, and everything about it is Arabian: its linguistic, cultural and geographical milieu.

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This Day in History: Queen Victoria Chooses to Make Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s Capital (1857) — euzicasa

December 31, 2018

This Day in History: Queen Victoria Chooses to Make Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s Capital (1857) First inhabited by indigenous tribes, the city that became Ottawa was founded as Bytown in 1827 by John By, an engineer in charge of construction of the Rideau Canal linking Lake Ontario and the Ottawa River. In the 1850s, the city […]

via This Day in History: Queen Victoria Chooses to Make Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s Capital (1857) — euzicasa

News Pictures – Graham says Trump slowing down planned withdrawal from… — News Exc Celebrity

December 31, 2018

Article and photos from hienalouca.com President Donald Trump has ordered a slowdown to the withdrawal of U.S. forces in Syria, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday. ‘I think we’re in a pause situation,’ the South Carolina Republican said outside the White House after a two-hour lunch with the president. ‘I feel pretty good about where we’re headed’ in Syria, Graham said adding that the president ‘told me some things I didn’t know that make me feel a lot better about where we’re headed in Syria.’ ‘He promised to destroy ISIS. He’s going to keep that promise,’ Graham said of Trump. ‘We’re not there yet. But as I said today, we’re inside the 10-yard line and the president understands the need to finish the job.’ Scroll down for video

via News Pictures – Graham says Trump slowing down planned withdrawal from… — News Exc Celebrity

Clarification about My Views on Childhood Bullying — Beyond Highbrow – Robert Lindsay

December 31, 2018

My bullying posts caused a lot of controversy, and I got accused of supporting bullying. That’s not exactly what I was talking about. What I am saying is rather simple. Bullying and peer pressure occur throughout life. If you don’t follow society’s basic rules, you are going to be corrected, all throughout life. Everywhere I […]

via Clarification about My Views on Childhood Bullying — Beyond Highbrow – Robert Lindsay

French police braces for NYE unrest as Yellow Vests plan Champs-Élysées rally — Peace and Freedom

December 31, 2018

France is deploying more than 147,000 security forces nationwide to gird for New Year’s Eve unrest as yellow vest protesters prepare to join the public revelry. The Interior Ministry said in a statement issued Sunday that the heavy security measures are needed because of a “high terrorist threat” and concerns about “non-declared protests.” Pierre Andrieu, AFP […]

via French police braces for NYE unrest as Yellow Vests plan Champs-Élysées rally — Peace and Freedom

Avaaz: clicktivist heroes or Soros wolf in woolly disguise?

December 29, 2018

Source: Avaaz: clicktivist heroes or Soros wolf in woolly disguise?

LinkedIn billionaire ‘sorry’ for funding ‘Russian bot’ disinformation campaign against Roy Moore — RT USA News

December 29, 2018

Source: LinkedIn billionaire ‘sorry’ for funding ‘Russian bot’ disinformation campaign against Roy Moore — RT USA News

‘Project Blitz’: Here’s the new plan Christian nationalists have to seize even more power | Alternet

December 17, 2018

Source: ‘Project Blitz’: Here’s the new plan Christian nationalists have to seize even more power | Alternet

Two charged after stolen cards used to buy cannabis: Police — Ottawa Citizen

December 11, 2018

Two Ottawa men face charges after the province’s online cannabis retailer tipped local fraud detectives to suspicious transactions using stolen credit cards to buy or attempt to buy “multiple” orders of the newly licit drug. The Ontario Cannabis Store says its internal controls stopped most of the attempts and alerted its fraud protection team, but a…

via Two charged after stolen cards used to buy cannabis: Police — Ottawa Citizen

The Shut-down Cometh — Mock Paper Scissors

December 11, 2018

“I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck,” Trump said, insisting the public doesn’t want criminals and others coming into the country. “I’m going to shut it down for border securty.” “We believe you shouldn’t shut it down,” Schumer said. “I am proud to shut down the government for border security, […]

via The Shut-down Cometh — Mock Paper Scissors


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