The Difficulty of Ruling over a Diverse Nation (1578)

The Difficulty of Ruling over a Diverse Nation (1578) | The Public Domain Review

“16th-century Dutch engraving depicting a fantastical animal with the heads of various other animals sprouting from its body: an allegory for the difficulty of ruling over a diverse nation. In the background, watching on, can be seen a small mob or leaders, both secular and religious. This work by Antwerp-based artist Pieter van der Borcht the Elder, with its image of a confused and troubled body politic, can perhaps be seen as particularly salient in regards to two upcoming votes making recent headlines: the US presidential elections and the UK’s EU Referendum.”


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Hamas, Palestinian Authority Target Journalists Ahead of Election

Hamas, Palestinian Authority Target Journalists Ahead of Election

“Some Western journalists and human rights advocates also treat these cases as “internal Palestinian issues” that are of no relevance to international public opinion. A story about a Palestinian journalist who is arrested by Israel is news. A Palestinian journalist incarcerated or threatened by the Palestinian Authority or Hamas is not.

Take, for example, the case of Ahmed Said, a journalist from the Gaza Strip. Last week, he was arrested by Hamas security forces, who also confiscated his personal computer. Said has a radio show on the Sawt Al Sha’ab (Voice of the People) radio station, where Palestinians call in to voice their grievances and talk openly about the problems they are facing under Hamas rule in the Gaza Strip.

Before he was arrested, Said had phoned the spokesman of the Hamas police force, Ayman Al Batnihi, to discuss the recent rise in cases of homicide in the Gaza Strip. According to the journalist, the furious spokesman threatened him: “You are causing us a lot of problems and inciting people. I know how to deal with people. You need to be hanged.””

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Planets Die: Mars Fossilized rivers

Fossilised rivers suggest warm, wet ancient Mars

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Outting gays in Saudi Arabia – Could Be Deadly

Source: Mick Hartley: Outting gays in Saudi Arabia

“Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s most repressive countries when it comes to LGBT rights, and gay people can face punishments ranging from a fine or flogging up to to the death penalty.

Wikileaks is known for routinely publishing illicitly-obtained government data from around the world – recently publishing emails illegally hacked from the servers of the US Democratic National Convention. That attack was thought to have been perpetrated by Russian-backed hackers.

The organisation has now been accused of carelessly and recklessly publishing unredacted data from Saudi Arabia in a separate mass info dump, including the personal details of thousands of Saudi people.”

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Haze in China amplifies UHI effect | Size Matters

Study reveals surprising role of haze in the warming of Chinese cities Research reveals that impacts of haze pollution in the US and China vary significantly From the YALE SCHOOL OF FORESTRY & …

Source: Study: Haze in China amplifies UHI effect | Watts Up With That?

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Dog Zen: This dog gets it.

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Canadian Taxes – How Much? A Bunch!

Show Anyone Threatening to Move to Canada If Trump Wins This Stat About Their Ridiculous Taxes

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