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Mysterious Things

Mysterious Things

I am excited to read this book by John B. Alexander, watch this space for a review soon!

 

Check the author’s website at http://johnbalexander.com/

Reality Denied: Firsthand Experiences with Things that Can’t Happen – But Did by [Alexander, John B.]

Blurb from Amazon:

REALITY DENIED confronts conventional wisdom with events that, although quite real, seem to challenge the revered “laws of science,” proving them to be wrong or incomplete. The thorny issues of life after death, mind over matter, UFOs, remote viewing, telepathic communications with animals, and more are all addressed from Col. John Alexander’s firsthand perspective. Here physical and spiritual domains collide, providing glimpses of worlds beyond everyday reality.” (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076M8PRR1/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1)

 

 

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Jadotville

Jadotville

 

We watched the movie, The Siege of Jadotville last night. I am not an aficionado of “chick flix”, being more of the “blood, gore and guts” type of girl. I don’t do horror and zombie movies either; I prefer real dramas.

Well, I was in for a surprise. I watched, stunned, as the story unfolded. The movie left me with such a deep, sad sense of injustice and futility that I struggled to fall asleep.

The Siege of Jadotville happened in September 1961,  and it is based on true events. It was a time during which there was much unrest all over Africa as many colonial powers were being forced to relinquish their grip on the suppressed people of the benighted continent.

The United Nations decided to intervene in a conflict in Congo-Leopoldville, a state founded after independence was granted to the former Belgian Congo in 1960. They sent a troop of 155 UN soldiers, all Irishmen, untested in battle, to combat the mercenaries who had been employed by the State of Katanga which had seceded from Congo-Leopoldville. They were to protect the remaining Belgian settlers in the mining town, only to discover that they were unwanted because it was felt that the UN was meddling in the politics of the country.

The movie captured the terrifying ordeal of the A Company as they were ultimately abandoned during the five day siege. They received scant assistance as the powers-that-be played political games, leaving them to eventually surrender. Upon their return to Ireland they were reviled as cowards and were never given the recognition they so justly deserved.

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The movie is based on the book by Declan Power, The Siege at Jadotville: The Irish Army’s Forgotten Battle; a gripping drama that will horrify you when you realize how small and insignificant we are when human lives are used as pawns in the game of power and politics.

 

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See also :https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Jadotville

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2016 in movies,, Uncategorized, war

 

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The Root Cellar, by Christine Price

Available from Amazon.com, for Kindle or your mobile device!

A fast-paced historical novel that reaches from early 20th Century Russia to the nuclear research facility at Los Alamos, a man’s search for meaning in a world that leads to a profound understanding of his own personal journey through life as a Jew.

Click on link below! Only $2.99!

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The Enormous Advantage of Occupying Powers

The Enormous Advantage of Occupying Powers

Yes, I bet that headline got your attention, right?

We all hate war, and what it means but let’s take a quick look at some of the advantages an occupying power can bring to the table:

  • Genghis Khan, one of my all- time shaker- and-mover favorites, brought many new laws into existence, as well as paper moneyIMG_3236
  • The Romans civilized much of Europe, bringing awesome things like underfloor heating, bathrooms and mosaics.

  • The Crusades and the “Infidel Invasion” by the Turks brought much needed culinary, algebraic and fashion changes to Europe because they had become so uncivilized after the Romans withdrew they virtually went back to being barbarians, thanks to Christianity.

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  • England’s occupation of India and other colonized countries gave the world cricket, tea and pith helmets…and of course, English as she is spoke. Too bad the U.S. didn’t like any of those, they would have been better off.
  • Hitler’s scientists developed rockets which formed the basis of many other frightening killing machines so dearly loved by the military.
  • American occupation of foreign nations….ooops, you got me there. But let’s not forget McDonalds, Elvis Presley, the A-bomb and teeth whitening! Awesome!!!  Image result for atom bomb

Yes of course I am being facetious. That’s how I roll, so don’t take this seriously and write me hate mail or put me under a fatwa. I am simply not worth the effort.

 
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Posted by on June 24, 2015 in humor, satire, war

 

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