Ethel Ruby Keeler was an American actress, dancer, and singer who was paired on-screen with Dick Powell in a string of successful early musicals at Warner Bros., particularly 42nd Street. From 1928 to 1940, she was married to actor and singer Al Jolson. She retired from show business in the 1940s, but made a widely publicized comeback on Broadway in 1971.Wikipedia
Ethel Ruby Keeler, August 25, 1909, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
February 28, 1993, Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.
Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Orange, California, U.S.
Re: #3 How so the confusion? Christine Keeler.
Two different eras and occupations...
Christine Margaret Keeler was an English model and showgirl. Her meeting at a dance club with society osteopath Stephen Ward drew her into fashionable circles. At the height of the Cold War, she became sexually involved with a married Cabinet minister, John Profumo, as well as with a Soviet naval attaché, Yevgeny Ivanov.Wikipedia
Christine Margaret Keeler, February 22, 1942, Uxbridge, England
December 4, 2017, London, England
Christine Levermore/Platt, C.M. Sloane
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08/08/2022 11:43 Comments ||
"She was right. Peace was the way."
"She was right. But at the wrong time."
– Kirk and Spock, 1930 ("The City on the Edge of Forever")
Sister Edith Keeler was a female Human social worker in New York City, United States, in the 20th century.
In 1930, she ran a soup kitchen out of the 21st Street Mission. Known for her compassion and forward thinking, she sought to bring peace to the entire planet. That same year, she died in a traffic accident. (TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever")
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08/08/2022 11:54 Comments ||
That same year, she died in a traffic accident.
Probably by the handy work of "The Deep State" at the League of Nations.
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08/08/2022 11:59 Comments ||
Resting Place: Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Orange, California, U.S.
Interesting as both my parents and numerous other relatives are there. I grew up 15 minutes from there.
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[ToloNews] Information and Culture department head Rahmatullah Hamad said that in Zabul two women and one man were publically whipped for committing adultery and another two men were whipped for robbery.
Earlier, the leader of the Islamic Emirate, Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada, said that all previous laws will be considered null, and Sharia law will be implemented in the country.
Dozens of locals gathered to watch the public punishment.
"The Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... succeeded. They said in their initial speech that the constitution and other laws of the former government are demolished and Sharia law will be implemented," said Shir Hassan Hassan, a political analyst.
"First of all, Hudud has its own conditions which require an actual witness and a confession that is not forced. I am sure that these two issues have not been observed," said Munisa Mubariz, a human rights ...which are usually entirely different from personal liberty... activist muppet.
The local officials in Zabul did not allow the press to cover the scene of the punishment, but the Information and Culture Dept head Rahmatullah Hamad said that two men were arrested on charges of robbery and they were given 20 lashes and one month in prison.
"One man and one woman were punished on charges of adultery, the man named (...) was hit 39 times and was sentenced to six years in jail. The woman named (...) was whipped 39 times and sentenced to two years in prison, and a woman named (...) who facilitated the illegitimate relations between the two of them was whipped 20 times and sentenced to six years in prison," he told TOLOnews in a voice message.
"The decision made based on Sharia, it is natural that it will come into effect in Islamic governments," said Bilal Karimi, deputy front man for the Islamic Emirate.
Earlier, the Provincial Governor of Parwan, Obaidullah Ameenzada, said that the leader of the Islamic Emirate, Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada, ordered to cancel all laws and implement Sharia law in the country.
"He (Islamic Emirate’s Lord High Potentate and Supreme Leader of All He Surveys) said no, there is no difference between the law of Ashraf Ghani ...former chancellor of Kabul University, ex-president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money. When Biden abandoned the country left with a helicopter, four cars, and part of the national treasury... and Zahir Shan. We don’t accept the law of Zahir Shah and Ashraf Ghani, we want Sharia law," he said.
This is the first time that the individuals are being punished based on Sharia law in public under the current government.
[Garowe] A car laden with explosions on Sunday detonated in Jowhar, the regional administrative capital of HirShabelle, a state which has been under persistent attacks from the al-Shabaab ...... al-Qaeda's tentacle in East Africa... turbans, who control swathes of rural central and Southern Somalia.
Witnesses said the earth-shattering kaboom targeted Nur Doob Hotel within the busy city, leaving at least five people including two women critically injured. The explosion has since been confirmed by the police in the busy city. This is the second terrorist blast in the same area since last month.
Although no group has taken responsibility for the attack, the al-Shabaab turbans are known for such cowardly acts within the Horn of Africa nation which is struggling with instability for the last couple of years despite stringent security operations.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has also pledged to intensify the fight against the turbans, arguing that he's keen to ensure all sources of revenue for the group, which enables them to wage attacks across the country and even outside the borders.
Recently, the US has also been supporting the ongoing fight against violent mostly peaceful extremism, including through training of Danab Special Forces, who are critical in the fight against the turbans. The US also equips the special forces.
There are over 22,000 African Union ...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful... Transition Mission [ATMIS] in the country who have been also critical in the fight against turbans, and the team is set to remain in the country for the next three years after which, they will hand over security responsibilities to Somali forces.
[LIBYAREVIEW] On Saturday, Libyan protesters threatened to shut down the southern oil and gas fields next week. This will occur if the government fails to meet their necessary needs, especially from fuel and gas.
In a statement, Bashir al-Sheikh, the coordinator of the Fezzan movement, said that the residents of southern Libya are lacking basic rights.
He added that the southern region suffers from endemic instability wracked by communal conflict, a shortage of basic services, rampant smuggling, and fragmented or collapsed institutions.
Al-Sheikh stressed that the residents of southern Libya demand the construction of oil refineries in the south, re-operation of Fezzan airports to resume international flights, appointing their sons in oil and investment companies, and diplomatic missions.
He explained that the protesters also demand the government to set up new road projects, and ensure the holding of parliamentary and presidential elections before next June.
Libyan protesters blocked the road between Sebha and Ubari, in southern Libya. They announced that they would prevent trucks from passing through and reaching El Sharara oil field, the country’s largest field.
On Thursday, the Libyan Prime Minister-designate, Fathi Bashagha, allocated 50 million Libyan Dinars in urgent aid to help resolve problems facing the residents of southern municipalities.
According to Prime Minister’s Decision No. 20 of 2022, the amount would be deducted from the miscellaneous expense category of the 2022 general budget.
Notably, a truck carrying diesel fuel in southern Libya caught fire, killing at least nine people and injuring 76. The truck was involved in a traffic accident and overturned.
Pictures posted on social media pages by residents showed a burnt-out truck and several other vehicles on both sides of the road, in the Azwaiya area of Bent Bayya municipality.
A security source said that "after the truck overturned, but before it caught on fire, some people from other cars had approached it to try and take fuel from the truck’s tank."
"(Those) citizens approached it to refuel without realizing the magnitude of the danger. Unfortunately, the fire broke out in the truck and resulted in the casualties."
Libya has Africa’s largest proven oil reserves, but chronic corruption and smuggling to neighboring countries mean that the pumps often run dry.
Southern Libya is particularly affected by poor services and a lack of investment, more than a decade since the overthrow and killing of Muammar Qadaffy ...who single-handedly turned a moderately prosperous kingdom into a dictator's fantasyland and was then murdered by his indignant subjects 42 years later... in a NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A single organization with differing goals, equipment, language, doctrine, and structure.... -backed uprising in 2011.
[HODHODYEMENNEWS.NET] The UAE-funded militia launched a campaign of kidnappings and forced displacement against the people of the Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of... i island of Socotra archipelago.
Local sources reported that the UAE militia, during the past hours, launched a massive campaign of kidnappings of a number of opponents of its presence in the city of Hadibo, including local leaders, and transferred them to its secret prisons on the island.
The campaign of kidnappings targeted a number of loyalists of the former Islahi governor in Socotra, Ramzi Mahrous, as a result of their criticism of the UAE’s decision to appoint Raafat al-Thaqali, the leader of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militia in Socotra, as governor of the island, early this month.
Other sources reported that the UAE forces completed the process of displacing the people of Abdul Kuri Island after taking control of 6 oil sectors on the island, and the near opening of the military airport in partnership with the Zionist navy.
The UAE displaced a number of Abd al-Kuri’s people at the end of last June, after it transferred military vehicles and construction equipment last May to the island to establish an airport in cooperation with the navy of the Zionist enemy.
[HODHODYEMENNEWS.NET] At least two children were seriously injured on Saturday as a result of the earth-shattering kaboom of a landmine left behind by the US-Saudi-Emirati aggression in al-Tuhaita district, Hodeidah province.
According to the Executive Mine Action Center, the earth-shattering kaboom caused serious injuries to the 2 children .
The rising number of victims due to mines and remnants left over by the aggression forces during the humanitarian truce ..The purposes of a truce are twofold: 1.) bring up more arms, ammunition, and reinforcements; and 2.) get the enemy to relax his vigilance. A truce is not the same thing as a ceasefire, and a ceasefire doesn't mean you have to stop shooting... in many provinces, is attributed to the lack of survey devices and equipment required to clean the affected areas, as a result of preventing their entry by the coalition, the center said.
It called on humanitarian partners to play their role and pressure the United Nations ...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks... Development Program to provide detectors to cleanse the province from the war remnants.
[HODHODYEMENNEWS.NET] Dozens of Zionist settlers stormed the courtyards of the blessed al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday from the Almugharba Gate under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces, marking the commemoration of the so-called "destruction of the Temple".
By stormed, the reporter means lined up nicely and walked quietly and respectfully through the site where once the Jewish Temple stood. The destruction of the Temple is commemorated by the so-called Arch of Titus, erected in Rome in 81 A.D. — and still visible there today — by the so-called Roman emperor Domitian to commemorate the victory of his brother, the so-called Emperor Titus a decade earlier over the revolting Jews, followed by the so-called destruction of the so-called Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.
Israeli occupation army forces reinforced deployment in al-Aqsa Mosque vicinity to secure settlers while they were storming the Holy Shrine’s courtyards.
Hardcore Zionist parliament member Itamar Ben-Gvir led hundreds of Jewish krazed killer settlers in a provocative march through the Old City of occupied, performing Talmudic prayers amid tight protection by the occupation forces.
In addition, the occupation forces closed the entrance to the Ras al-Amud neighbourhood and prevented the residents from leaving and reaching the perimeter of the Bab al-Asbat area.
The so-called "Union of Temple Organisations" had called on their supporters and settlers to participate widely in the storming of al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday.
How dare those uppity Jews act as if they were the rulers of their very own country, and the Muslims there were their subjects! But no worries — as soon as Iran has functional nuclear bombs, that all will be fixed in accordance with Allah’s will. Though why Allah is taking so long, given that Iran has been working on the problem since at least the 1970s, is a bit confusing.
And so this round ends — this year’s short, victorious war... unless Palestinian Islamic Jihad has another unexpected outburst because peace with Israel is against their principles. Day 3 is here, Day 2 here, Day 1 here.
[AlAhram] A Cairo-brokered ceasefire between the Israeli and Paleostinian sides in the Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... Strip has come into effect on 11:30 local time (8:30 GMT) as previously announced, according to media reports.
The ceasefire agreement is set to end three days of renewed conflict between Israel and Islamic Jihad ...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah... in the enclave with Israeli Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s claiming the lives of 43 Paleostinians, including children.
How many died from PIJ rockets landing on their heads? How many more were PIJ hard boys dying when Israel destroyed their launch sites while they were launching? How many were in the PIJ tunnel the IDF destroyed?
Israel affirmed in an official statement today that it will stop fighting with the Islamic Jihad in Gaza at 11:30 pm local time. However, ars longa, vita brevis... it threatened to strike back "forcefully" in response to any breach of the ceasefire.
Israel also thanked Egypt for its efforts in securing an end to the escalation.
Egypt has intensified contacts with both sides in the enclave to contain the current escalation, an official source said earlier.
Moreover, Egypt is also working to ensure the release of Paleostinian captive Khalil Awawdeh and transport him for treatment as well as captive Bassam al-Saadi, the source added.
Awawdeh, 40, has been arrested by the Israeli authorities in December last year and detained since then without a trial. Awawdeh has been reportedly on a hunger strike for around a month as he remained in jail without charges. Saadi, a senior figure in Islamic Jihad's political wing, was recently arrested in the occupied West Bank.
Fighting between Israel and Islamic Jihad started in Gaza on Friday when Israel assassinated prominent Islamic Jihad leader Taysir al-Jaabari in Gaza through airstrikes, ending a year of calm in the enclave. The Islamic Jihad reportedly launched hundreds of rockets against Israeli cities from Gaza in retaliation.
On Sunday, Israeli officials also claimed to kill Khaled Mansour, a big shot of the Islamic Jihad in an airstrike in Gaza yesterday.
Both Israel and the Islamic Jihad said that they had agreed to the Cairo-brokered ceasefire proposal.
"A short while ago the wording of the Egyptian truce agreement was reached, which contains Egypt's commitment to work towards the release of two prisoners, al-Saadi and Awawdeh," senior Islamic Jihad member Mohammad al-Hindi said in a statement.
According to earlier reports, the deal will include Israeli concessions to alleviate the Gaza Strip's fuel shortage. Within this context, Israel said that it will ease the blockade and allow the passage of fuel trucks to the strip’s power station on Monday.
The ceasefire plans come a day after President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Egypt is exerting "big efforts," alongside partners, to restore stability and calm in the Gaza Strip and is contacting the Paleostinians and Israelis to ensure that things do not get out of control.
Egypt also announced in a brief statement by the foreign ministry on Friday that it has intensified contact round the clock in an effort to contain the situation in Gaza, achieve calm, and protect lives and properties.
Hear ye! Hear ye! Everyone will now notice how important Egypt is!
The last major Israeli assault on Gaza was in May 2021, which killed around 250 Paleostinians, including women and kiddies, before an Egypt-brokered ceasefire ended hostilities.
The Israeli aggression last year has left the enclave in dire need of reconstruction work after destroying and damaging thousands of housing units and vital facilities and leaving scores of Gazooks homeless after 11 days of airstrikes.
And now the need is even more dire, which it would not have been had Islamic Jihad been able to keep it in their pants, as it were.
Over the past year, Egypt has maintained diplomatic and security contacts with both the Israeli and Paleostinian sides to consolidate the ceasefire and pave the way for the resumption of the Paleostinian-Israeli peace talks.
Egypt has also been carrying out the reconstruction work in the enclave, including building towns that are planned to accommodate hundreds of thousands of Paleostinians, as El-Sisi pledged $500 million to rebuild Gaza in May 2021.
[HODHODYEMENNEWS.NET] Islamic Jihad ...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah... resistance movement pronounced martyrdom of one of its senior commanders in an Israeli strike on Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... ’s Rafah.
In a statement early on Sunday, al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad said commander Khaled Mansour was martyred along with other 3 fighters of the resistance group in a strike that killed 4 other civilians.
The deaders included a child and two women, the statement said, adding that other civilians were maimed in the strike which hit a residential area in Rafah, south of the besieged enclave.
Mansour was member of al-Quds Brigades’ Military Council, and the Southern Command Chief in Gaza, according to the statement.
"The blood of commander Mansour will set fire to the battle to defend al-Quds and al-Aqsa which will be violated by Zionist settlers today," the statement said, referring to plans by Zionist MK Itamar Ben Gvir to storm the holy site along with hundreds of Israeli settlers.
"The blood of our Mujahedeen won’t go in vain, and the Israeli enemy will regret he strike."
Earlier on Friday, the Israeli occupation assassinated the Islamic Jihad’s Northern Command Chief Tayseer al-Jaabari in a strike in Gaza, as it announced it has started an aggression on the coastal enclave.
The strike since then went ahead, killing so far at least 32 deaders, including women and kiddies, and wounding more than 200 others.
The Times of Israel is livebliogging here today under the headline
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
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