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The main mascots of The Equestrianeers. A Minecraft server my friends and I have been working on and is finally open.

The guys on the bottom picure are (from left to right) Oakplank (the builder), Lucidstar (the merchant), Dungeon Crawler (the adventurer), Airstrike (the guards-pony), Fidget (the newcomer), and Lighningbolt (the enchanter/magican).

All of you guys feel free to get on the server and check it out. The server is called equestrianeers.net and everyone is welcome. Come get on and have some fun.

We are planning on doing some events later on if anyone is interested, as well as include some interesting extra content and options.

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CJTF-OIR Airstrike on Roadblock in Iraq

You just don’t invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests. This is an act of aggression that is completely trumped up in terms of its pretext. It’s really 19th century behavior in the 21st century.
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John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, about Russia’s response to the fascist coup in Ukraine, on NBC’s Meet the Press, March 2, 2014

JOKE OF THE WEEK from the mouthpiece of the the U.S. administration that invaded Libya, threatens to bomb Syria, regularly massacres civilians with drones, proclaims its right to assassinate anyone anywhere anytime, is re-colonizing Africa, continues to occupy Afghanistan, etc.

Thanks to Tanya Gilbert

I wonder if Kerry’s speechwriters realize that they just wrote his epitaph…

GAZA CITY : Five Palestinian men sit on August 20, 2014 next to a destroyed bus and houses in front of a house that was completely demolished after it was targeted by Israeli airstrikes late on August 19. Hamas said on August 20 that an Israeli air strike killed the wife and child of its Gaza military chief, as a temporary ceasefire went up in smoke and Cairo truce talks froze. AFP PHOTO/ ROBERTO SCHMIDT

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NATO airstrikes rock Tripoli during the night

Witnesses claim Gaddafi’s compound was the target: Some have cried foul over NATO’s increased bombings against Gaddafi territories, saying that the mandate for civilian protection, but the U.N. resolution authorizing the no-fly zone uses a rather vague phrase in defining the mission. It states: “…to take all necessary measures to protect civilians under threat of attack in the country, including Benghazi, while excluding a foreign occupation force of any form on any part of Libyan territory.” A pro-military force type might read that and say, “well, the civilians are in danger as long as Gaddafi is in power.” We’d likely agree with that. It is a bigger and bloodier mission than expected, however, and that may have consequences in public opinion and diplomacy. source

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New York City, July 9, 2014

As of last night, Israel has murdered at least 41 Palestinians, including 13 children, injured more than 100 people and deliberately targeted at least 60 homes. The bombing of the open-air prison that is Gaza continues unabated with the full support, blessing and funding of the US government. Entire families have been massacred, children’s legs blown off, full blocks leveled–all to the sickening glee of the Zionist state.

Yesterday, thousands took to the streets of NYC to stand with the people of Palestine.

There is no middle ground here. You are on the side of the oppressor, or you stand with the oppressed.

‪#‎gaza‬
‪#‎palestine‬
‪#‎BDS‬

Photos and report by Nastaran Mohit

Photograph by Bassam Khabieh—Reuters

Jan. 7, 2014. Men hold up a baby who survived what activists say was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus.

From the Polar Vortex freezing over much of North America and the refugee crisis in South Sudan to a massive volcano erupting in Indonesia and the welcoming of newborn pandas in Washington and Taipei, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

SYRIA, Douma : An injured Syrian boy sits in a chair as he awaits treatment at a makeshift hospital following reported air strikes by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the rebel held area of Douma, north east of the capital Damascus on February 8, 2015. The key rebel bastion on the outskirts of Damascus has been under siege for nearly two years, leading to food and medical shortages. AFP PHOTO / ABD DOUMANY

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NATO airstrikes rattle Gaddafi’s home/military compound

NATO unleashes attacks in Tripoli: The strikes early Monday morning came with reports from NATO officials that nobody had been badly harmed, though Libyan state TV later claimed 45 civilian casualties. The odds of civilian death in this regard aren’t negligible, as Gaddafi has hosted throngs of still-loyal citizens at his sprawling residence to act as human shields, fully hoping that the risk of killing them would deter NATO from launching attacks like this one — be warned that there is a small amount of graphic imagery in the video. source

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Palestinians confront Israeli soldiers during a demonstration against Israeli military action in Hamas, near the West Bank town of Nablus, Monday, July 14, 2014. Israel began its campaign against militants in the Hamas-controlled Gaza last Tuesday, saying it was responding to heavy rocket fire from the densely populated territory. The military says it has launched more than 1,300 airstrikes since then, while Palestinian militants have launched nearly 1,000 rockets at Israel.

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U.S. airstrikes in Syria

Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by Monday evening, raising questions about whether the mission was really underway.

The statement by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu came hours after the U.S. airdropped weapons and ammunition to resupply Kurdish fighters for the first time. Those airdrops Sunday followed weeks of airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition in and near Kobani. (AP)


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