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Trump’s Saudi Arabia speech meets muted reception among the alt-right

  • President Donald Trump’s Sunday speech at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, was supposed to be a barn-burner.Supposedly authored by Stephen Miller, one of the architects of Trump’s travel ban on individuals from several Muslim-majority countries, the speech was on terrorism in the Islamic world — a topic on which the president is particularly bellicose.
  • But the president delivered a toned-down call for unity intended to reset his image in the Muslim world and didn’t even say the words “radical Islamic terrorism,” a phrase he relentlessly campaigned on.
  • Trump’s more moderate tone seems to have garnered a muted reaction from the alt-right, the loosely organized and mostly digital network of white nationalists, far-right reactionaries and trolls which exalted in the president’s rise to office. Read more. (5/21/2017 5:00 PM)
Penthesilea [Part 3]

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He is constantly exhausted, and yet sleep eludes him every night.

For the longest time Sasuke occupied himself with battle strategy in the moments before sleep – running numbers in his head and trying to out-think the plans of his rival. Uzumaki is a bit of an idiot, but he has Nara Shikamaru at his side, and the man is known to be a genius. Itachi was able to keep up with his ploys with ease, but Sasuke struggles.

He is not a logical or anticipatory thinker, preferring to react to problems as they present themselves. That kind of thinking is fine when it’s only himself, but with so many lives dependent on his own, he can’t rely on such personal methods.

As time goes on, however, his ruminations change in a more bothersome way. Defensive strategies and planned training maneuvers give way to imagining the clear brilliance of green eyes and a mouth curved into an impish smile.

This, more than battle strategy, keeps him awake at night, and he hates himself for being so weak and fallible as to be distracted by a woman of all things.

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“A fire on the Essex flight deck after a belly tank breaks away from an F6F Hellcat after landing on board. Image part of an album of photographs collected by Captain Carlos W. Wieber during his command of the aircraft carrier Essex (CV-9) during 1944-1945.” 16 December 1944.

(National Museum of Naval Aviation: NNAM.1983.046.010.088 Cropped)