1…………> An Ancient Culture Cove: Tower Collection
Some of the 8 million books harbored and cherished in The Cambridge University Library, and its banned books of the Tower Collection, with the oldest manuscripts dating from 1710, and the most recent material from the 21st century, may see the light of day for the first time in decades.
The 17-story Tower, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, became storage home to the so-called “secondary material” which entitles Cambridge University Library to get a copy of every book published in the U.K.
Among the books the tower holds, there is “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien and Ian Fleming’s “Casino Royale”. Such novels were deemed of little academic value at the time of publication and effectively banished to the Tower.
“Now regarded as an archive of global importance, the Tower’s irreplaceable contents tell the story of our national life through the printed word,” the exhibition’s curator Liam Sims told Anadolu Agency.
The Cambridge University’s history goes back to 1209 and it holds 31 independent colleges, 150 departments, faculties, and institutes.
2………….> Putin 101: Bear Paw Across the Face
President “Comrade Colonel” Putin may be reliving some moments of past Soviet Union glory as the opposition leader Alexei Navalny and more than 1,600 anti-Kremlin refuseniks have been arrested by police during street protests ahead of his inauguration for a fourth presidential term.
Mr. Putin who has been portrayed by Kremlin-friendly media as the “Fatherly person” of the nation, won a landslide re-election victory in March, cementing his power position after being in power, either as president or prime minister, since 2000.
Protests were reported across Russia including the far east and Siberia as Mr. Navalny called for Russians to take to the streets in more than 90 towns and cities across the world’s largest country to register their opposition to Mr. Putin’s autocratic “Tsar-like” rule.
3…………> Shot At Political Correctness: Trump
President Donald Trump has done it again, outraging the Muslim believers in the Islamic Sheikdom of France by suggesting the 2015 jihadists attacks on Paris could have been stopped by giving people guns.
He mimicked gunmen summoning and shooting victims one by one, saying “Boom! Come over here!” and using his hand to imitate a gun being fired, while the politically correct opposition was infuriated by his omission of the fact that
the terrorist sprayed many of their 130 victims with semi-automatic fire and set off bomb belts.
“France expresses its firm disapproval of the comments by President Trump about the attacks of 13 November 2015 in Paris and asks for the memory of the victims to be respected,” the foreign ministry said.
François Hollande, who was French president at the time of the attacks, said Mr. Trump’s remarks were “shameful”. They “said a lot about what he thinks of France and its values”, he added.
Manuel Valls, who was France’s prime minister in 2015, tweeted: “Indecent and incompetent. What more can I say?”
Indécent et incompétent.Que dire de plus?
2:42 AM – May 5, 2018
In the same speech to the National Rifle Association (NRA) in Dallas, Texas, the US president criticised the level of knife crime in London, comparing one of the city’s hospitals to a “war zone”.
“Paris, France, has the toughest gun laws in the world… Nobody has guns in Paris, nobody, and we all remember more than 130 people, plus tremendous numbers of people that were horrible, horribly wounded. Did you notice that nobody ever talks about them? They were brutally killed by a small group of terrorists that had guns. They took their time and gunned them down one by one. Boom! Come over here. Boom! Come over here. Boom! But if one employee or just one patron had a gun, or if just one person in this room had been there with a gun, aimed at the opposite direction, the terrorists would have fled or been shot.” he told the NRA.
4…………> CO2 Bomb: Tick, Tick You Die
Prof. Ralph Keeling has been recording carbon dioxide levels at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii since 1958.
“We keep burning fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide keeps building up in the air. It’s essentially as simple as that. At the recent pace, we’ll hit 450 ppm in a mere 16 years, and 500 ppm 20 years after that. That’s well within the dangerous territory for the climate system,” he pointed out.
Carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere, which contributes heavily to human-induced global warming, is now at its highest level in the past 800,000 years, according to scientists.
5…………> A Message Of Peace
Leave the madness behind and listen to the music of eternal peace, Christus Vincit circa 1982.
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