With Grand Admiral Thrawn being brought up, Star Wars fans will more than likely go straight to Ezra Bridger. Bridger was last seen with Thrawn at the end of Rebels as the two disappeared on a damaged Star Destroyer. Fans were never certain of their fate, but it seems that Dave Filoni and crew are preparing to show us what happened. Ahsoka Tano's presence was enough to keep everybody excited about The Mandalorian season 2, but it appears that there is a lot more on the horizon. … [Read more...] about Latest The Mandalorian Episode Teases a Bigger Connection to Classic Star Wars Mythology
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What the three men discussed remains a closely guarded secret, a fact that has only served to encourage conspiracy claims. In the absence of an official statement, it’s suggested they may have agreed to intensify efforts to provoke and weaken the Tehran regime. Any ensuing retaliation by Iran might then potentially be used to justify an attack on its nuclear facilities before Trump leaves office on 20 January. … [Read more...] about Was scientist’s killing the opening shot of a Trump-led war on Iran?
With the message “Heart to Heart – Raise Lives”, Run For The Heart is a charity-run programme organised by Gamuda Land and Heartbeat Vietnam annually to raise funds for children who need heart surgeries. Its aim is to give them a normal, healthy life and a bright future. … [Read more...] about “Run for the Heart” race to be held online
War and deceptionIn 1971, soon after the Pentagon Papers (officially called the Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force) were published in The New York Times, exposing a long trail of official deception on the U.S. war in Vietnam, Arendt wrote about how the lie in normal circumstances, is “defeated by reality”. However large the tissue of falsehood, even when spun with the help of computers, it would be inadequate to “cover the immensity of factuality”. A fact could be removed from the world if a sufficient number of people “believe in its non-existence”. But this would require a process of “radical destruction”, an experiment that totalitarian regimes had undertaken with frightening consequences, though without the intended result of “lasting deception”. The lessons from the Pentagon Papers, and the “extraordinarily strong” opposition that had emerged to the U.S. war in Vietnam, was … [Read more...] about The global epidemic of alternative truths
From the ancient Germanic name Everard, meaning "brave as a wild boar," Everett re-entered the top 100 names for boys in 2018 after nearly a century. Though there aren't many famous Everetts to account for the recent surge, George Clooney's played a character by this name in the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou. Everett is popular in the American South, with Rhett being a popular nickname after the character from Gone With the Wind. … [Read more...] about 100 Vintage Baby Names Coming Back Into Style
Mr. Pompeo and the Israeli Prime Minister then flew to Neom, the futuristic megacity being built in Saudi Arabia, and held secret talks with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in the first direct talks between the top leaders of Israel and the Kingdom. It’s hardly a secret that Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Trump administration would want to stop the Iran nuclear deal being revived, which could lead to the lifting of sanctions on Iran and leave the Islamic Republic stronger. When the leaders met in Neom, there were speculations that something was brewing in West Asia. Then came the attack on Fakhrizadeh. … [Read more...] about Explained: What does the killing of nuclear scientist Fakhrizadeh mean for Iran?