You know what sucks? It’s the fact that he didn’t finish the book I got him for his birthday. He didn’t finish Harry Potter (movies) because he kept asking me to watch it with him. It’s the fact he had his whole future planned out and he couldn’t accomplish anything, because of this stupid, cruel and crappy country.
—  Rahaf Jammal, speaking about his friend Mohammed Shaar, 16. Shaar was one of seven people killed in a car bomb that ripped through the upscale downtown district of Beirut on Dec. 30.
Shaar oil field back with the Syrian Army soon

Official Syrian news channels just announced that the Syrian Army was able to regain control of most of Al Shaar oil field that the ISIS attacked and seized control over it few days ago.

Getting back this oil field is very important to the Syrian people as it feeds most of the electricity stations that supply Homs and Damascus.

Soon it will back to the Syrians and the blackouts will stop 

#Syria : this child’s face tells you all you need to know about Assad’s reforms.

A frightened child stands in the street after a Syrian government artillery shell destroyed his family home in the Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo, on October 13, 2012. Syria’s army retook control on October 14, 2012, of a historic mosque in second city Aleppo after fierce clashes with rebels in and around the area, a military official and an observer group said. (Zac Baillie/AFP/Getty Images)

Sons of the father
Damian, Skaar and Daken …..sons of three of the most well known heroes in comic industry ( Batman, Hulk and Wolverine respectively). Are they destined to rule the earth after their fathers have died? will they take up the mantle and fight the good fight? or will they try to tear down want their fathers have tried so hard up hold any chance they get? 

At this point Damian is trying to do the right thing somewhat by becoming Robin and assisting in his father’s crusade against crime. However he still has that assassin’s mentality and would kill where his father would not. 

Daken has proven that he is the total opposite to Wolverine and he is willing to do what it takes to end his father. No father/son bonding has gotten through to him but his goals are clear, destroy his father and build an empire unheard of. 

Skaar came to earth to kill his father for the death of his mother and the destruction caused on his home world. Giving the chance and the resources Skaar would have destroyed the earth to achieve his goals however he has taken to the side of good (for now).

These three are just examples of the children some heroes produce that can make this world a better place or bring it to it’s knees.


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07/08/2012 Aleppo, #Syria *EXTREMELY GRAPHIC*: Leg amputation surgery was done to an injured civilian in Al-Shaar field hospital in Aleppo.

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Stunned Worshippers Return to Har Nof Synagogue

About 30 worshippers arrived Wednesday morning to Bnei Torah synagogue in Jerusalem’s Har Nof for shacharit morning prayers - the day after two Arab terrorists horrifically massacred worshippers, killing five people in the synagogue. 

Two security guards stood at the entrance to secure the morning prayer service, after the 7 a.m. prayers the previous day was interrupted by an attack with hatchets, knives and guns.

Among the worshippers were residents, people wounded in or present at the scene of the attack, as well as Economics Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) and MK Dov Lipman (Yesh Atid)

One of the worshippers, Yitzhak Heshig, a doctor at Shaare Zedek Medical Center who was injured in Tuesday’s attack, made it a point to return to the synagogue for the next morning’s prayers. 

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Pittsburgh’s Jewish Community: Squirrel Hill

Squirrel Hill (named for its abundance of grey squirrels in the time of early European settlers) is a neighborhood located on the East Side of Pittsburgh. It is comprised of two areas: Squirrel Hill North and Squirrel Hill South, although it is really only treated as one area. It’s the center of Jewish life and culture in Pittsburgh, with about 40% of its residents being Jewish. Most of Pittsburgh’s Jews live here, although other neighborhoods, such as the Hill District, were at one point in time predominantly Jewish.

The first Jews began arriving in Pittsburgh in the 1820s, mainly to escape persecution, but also for new opportunities. The early immigrants largely came from Germany, Poland, Lithuania, and Russia. Hebraic scholars from Poland and Lithuania formed congregations, such as the Shaare Torah Congregation in 1888, which still exists today. Russian Jews fled from pogroms in their country in large numbers. Jews began creating new organizations and charities which served the entire community, many of which still exist today. By 1900, Pittsburgh’s Jewish population had increased significantly.

Jews continued to arrive throughout the 1900s, escaping Nazi persecution. In the 1930s, there were 55,000 Jews living in Pittsburgh. In the 40s and 50s, Jewish schools were opened throughout Squirrel Hill.

Murray Avenue features many Jewish shops and most, if not all of Pittsburgh’s kosher restaurants and grocery stores are here. While there are many Jews who live outside of Squirrel Hill or in the suburbs, it’s really the only place you can find such a large Jewish presence in the city.

Caroline Coon

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Caroline and Paul in 1977, photo by Sheila Rock

Caroline Coon came to London at sixteen to study painting and do some occasional work as a model. She soon became something of a fixture in the Sixties scene, hobnobbing with musicians, acting in short films, and helping to found Release, an agency that provided legal aid for young people arrested on drug possession charges. She left art school in 1968 because the art establishment had declared that figurative painting, her preferred mode of expression, was dead,* and turned her attention to journalism instead.

Writing for magazines such as Sounds and Melody Maker, she was among the first journalists to give punk any kind of legitimacy in the popular press, the general journalistic consensus at the time being that most punk bands were best “returned to the garage immediately, preferably with the engine running,” as voiced by Charles Shaar Murray in his review of the Clash. She became romantically involved with Paul Simonon and professionally involved with the rest of the band, helping to design sleeves for their records, including their first single, “White Riot,” and eventually managing the band when they fired Bernard Rhodes.

Her activities in the public sphere were not always met with praise, however, and the Stranglers famously dedicated their fantastically misogynistic 1977 song “London Lady” to her. Caroline’s response, via her website, is that “[i]n fact, the song is a woman-hating fantasy with lyrics indicative of what clinicians call ‘small penis anxiety’ and evidence of the sexism and misogyny that contaminates the male dominated music industry to this day.”

In 1980, Caroline began work on the film Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains, acting as a special consultant and, essentially, resident punk, designing makeup and costumes with an authentically punk feeling. She was also instrumental in casting Paul Simonon, Steve Jones, and Peter Cook of the Sex Pistols as members of the English band the Looters, fronted by Ray Winstone. The film was not an immediate success at its initial release but has a well-developed cult following.

Caroline remains an active artist and often uses her work for purposes of political agitation. Her current projects include pressing for the legalization of marijuana and other controlled substances and advocating for sex workers’ rights (perhaps inspired in part by her 1977 interview with sex party hostess Janie Jones?). She recently gave a keynote address at an academic conference in Belfast on the topic of the Clash, arguing that the band has been overlooked by most academics because they point out some uncomfortable truths about the left’s relationship with money and popularity. She keeps a blog about what she’s been reading recently and which political causes inspire her the most.

*Art schools’ 1960s-inspired stance on figurative painting lost them many talented artists, like Caroline Coon herself, Paul Simonon, and Billy Childish. That is a topic I would definitely like to explore further, as it’s near and dear to my own heart as well.

Shaar oil field back with the Syrian Army!

Official Syrian news channels just announced that the Syrian Army was able to regain FULL control of Al Shaar oil field that the ISIS attacked and seized control over it few days ago.

Getting back this oil/gas field is very important to the Syrian people as it feeds most of the electricity stations that supply Homs and Damascus.

The syrian channels also said the blackouts that have been happening because of shortage of gas in electricity stations that was supplied by Al Shaar field will stop within 48 hours and everything will be back to normal.

Picture from the brave Syrian Army men who fought ISIS and took back this strategic oil field. God Bless

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Rejected audio of Hydrogirl in the Shaar temples.

#Syria rebels say captured 100 troops: activists

27/07/2012

Syrian rebels say they have captured 100 regime soldiers and militia members during fighting in the city of Aleppo in the north of the country, according to a video distributed by Syrian activists on Friday.

The video, which shows dozens of men in civilian clothing seated in a courtyard, was filmed by a man who describes himself as a member of the rebel Free Syrian Army.

The captured men tell the camera that they are members of the Syrian army and the “shabiha” pro-regime militia.

"I am Colonel Mohammed Rashid Mohammed al-Mhmeid… I was arrested at the entrance of Aleppo," one of the men says.

"I am Captain Fuad al-Hosh, commander of the Aleppo police in Shaar district. I was captured when I left my post," another said.

One man identified himself as a member of the shabiha, saying he was captured in Hanano in Aleppo and had “killed a demonstrator.”

Rebel fighters and Syrian troops have been massing in the city of Aleppo for a major battle that sources said could come as early as Friday or Saturday.

The two sides have already been battling in part of the city, including the southern Salaheddin neighbourhood.

Yehuda Glick’s medical condition continues to improve Thursday.
The activist for Jewish rights on the Temple Mount has been hospitalized at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for a week, since an Arab terrorist tried to assassinate him last Wednesday.

Army Radio reported, and Glick’s son Haggai told Walla! News that Glick had begun to communicate with relatives. “My father replied with nods of ‘Yes and No’ to questions last night and this morning,” he said. 

However, the activist is still on a respirator and his condition continues to be defined as serious. Additionally, because of the intense pain he is in when awake, doctors have increased dosages of anesthetic.

2 Jewish men wounded outside Jerusalem’s Jaffa Gate in suspected terrorist attack - 24 November 2014

A Jewish man in his 40s is in moderate-to-serious condition after being stabbed in the upper torso Monday evening, while another man sustained light wounds, police said, when both were attacked by a group of Arab assailants near the Old City’s Jaffa Gate.
According to Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, police “strongly believe the stabbing was a terrorist attack.”
“The victims were surrounded by a group of Arab men, and one was stabbed and the other was lightly injured, although it is not clear if he was stabbed as well,” Rosenfeld said shortly following the attack.
Police arrested one of the suspects and continue to search for the others after they fled the scene, he said, adding that the stabbing victim managed to walk to a nearby police station where he received first aid before being rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
“Police continue to search the Old City for the other suspects and hope to make arrests soon,” Rosenfeld said.
The attack comes after an Arab youth said he was assaulted Sunday night by three Jewish men near Pisgat Ze’ev, a Jewish neighborhood in east Jerusalem. The unidentified victim was transferred to an area hospital in light condition, police said.
Meanwhile, police announced on Monday that an Arab resident of the Old City was arrested last week on suspicion of spreading violent propaganda on his Facebook page.
In a statement, police said Mahmoud Asila, 32, was arrested on November 18 for posting photos and videos deemed as “incitement,” which called for running over security forces and for attempting to spur car attacks against Israelis in general.
An investigation by Jerusalem Police revealed that after the November 5 car attack during which Ibrahim al-Akry of Shuafat drove into bystanders and killed a Border Police officer and wounded 13 people, Asila posted images and videos on his Facebook page praising the terrorist and condemning security forces who shot and killed Akry.
Asila also posted photos of himself holding guns, knives and an assault rifle, police said. In one screen shot taken from his Facebook page, his background photo shows a picture of a car driving into Israeli soldiers, with the words “Run over for the sake of Jerusalem” in Arabic.
Another screen shot showed a picture of Egged bus driver Yussuf al-Ramuni, 32, who a coroner concluded committed suicide by hanging himself in a bus last week, although the Arab media has argued he was murdered by Jewish settlers.
In the image, Asila wrote: “May you have the blessing of paradise/ the sons of dogs have hanged you.”
The investigation also revealed that Asila made threats against Mohammed Zoabi, the 16-year-old cousin MK Hanin Zoabi living in Nazareth, who published videos in June in Arabic, Hebrew and English supporting Israel and calling for the return of the three kidnapped Yeshiva students.
Asila took responsibility for the Facebook posts but claimed they are a part of his “freedom of speech,” police said.
According to the investigation, Asila’s postings garnered thousands of “likes” from supporters.