11/21/2017

Babylonian Map of the World 2000 BC

White Crocodile Spotted in Australia

Such crocodiles are "not uncommon" at a young age, particularly in crocodile farms, according to Mr Britton.

However, it is difficult for a pale juvenile to steer clear of predators.
The crocodile under some tree branches in the river


The crocodile swimming in the Adelaide River

11/20/2017

Yemen's Children Speak




Syria After The Collapse of ISIS

Yemen: a catastrophe that shames Britain

The Guardian view on Yemen: a catastrophe that shames Britain | Editorial | World news | The Guardian


An impoverished country has been destroyed by what is both a civil and a proxy war. Houthi rebels, allied to Iran, drove out the internationally recognised president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, allying with his predecessor who had been ousted in the Arab spring. Since then, 10,000 lives have been lost, many to heavy bombing by the Saudi Arabian-led coalition, with arms and military support from the US, UK and others. The blockade has taken this terrible, futile conflict to a new depth. It seeks to starve a population into submission – a crime against humanity horrifically familiar from its ongoing use in Syria as well as elsewhere. Britain’s staunch support for Riyadh makes it complicit.

Syria and Israel

11/19/2017

Icarus By Pieter Brueghel

In Breughel's Icarus, for instance: how everything turns away 
Quite leisurely from the disaster; the ploughman may Have heard the splash, the forsaken cry, 
But for him it was not an important failure; the sun shone 
As it had to on the white legs disappearing into the green 
Water, and the expensive delicate ship that must have seen 
Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky,
Had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on. 
- WH Auden.

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Hariri To Return To Beirut

Pluie Tardive - Mike Barr