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Wetzlar in Hessen, Central Germany, is a former Free Imperial City, owing much of its fame to being the seat of the Reichskammergericht (Imperial Supreme Court) of the Holy Roman Empire. It straddles the river Lahn and lies on the German Timber-Frame Road on the north edge of the Taunus mountain range. It’s known for its old town and its medieval cathedral. Notable features include the Eisenmarkt and the steep gradients and tightly packed street layout of a medieval town. The sandstone cathedral of St. Mary was commenced in the 12th century as a Romanesque building. In the later Middle Ages the construction was continued in Gothic style. The church was never finished, as one steeple still remains uncompleted. The cathedral suffered heavy damage in WW2 from aerial bombing, but was restored in the 1950s.

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March 16, 1988, a genocidal poison gas attack on the city of Halabja in which 3,200-5,000 Kurdish people were killed

Anfal Campaign Genocide Museum

182,000 broken pieces of glass to represent the victims of Saddam’s Anfal genocide. 4,500 bulbs to represent the destroyed villages.

The Anfal campaign began in 1986 and lasted until 1989, and was headed by Ali Hassan al-Majid (a cousin of then Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein). The Anfal campaign included the use of ground offensives, aerial bombing, systematic destruction of settlements, mass deportation, firing squads, and chemical warfare.

In addition, 31 Assyrian villages were destroyed. One million Kurds, of 3.5 million within the borders occupied by the Iraqi state, were internally displaced.

As part of the Arabization of Bashur (the region of Kurdistan occupied by Iraq) Saddam relocated poor Arabs into Kurdish cities using the lure of cheap public housing. 

While Bashur has gained relative autonomy since Saddam has been deposed, Kurds in Turkey and the Turkish occupied Bakur region of Kurdistan continue to face genocidal campaigns, including the use of curfews and summary executions of those found breaking curfew. 

Increasingly, the Turkish state has attacked and threatened to invade Rojava to wipe out the autonomous region there and subjugate the Kurds and other ethnic groups. 

rupphirebomb day 1! Meeting! 

R: Hi! I’m Ruby 

S: -Turns around surprised and starts blushing- Ni-nice..to meet..you I’m.. S..s..apphire

This is my human AU where Ruby meets Sapphire in a Circus. They both are acrobats and Ruby is a new member for the aerial team.

This one was inspired by Cirque Arachne. 

Happy Rupphire for everyone! n_n

Even flying at high altitudes, B-52 Stratofortresses were capable of hitting targets with great precision. During Operation Niagara, the aerial bombing campaign to support American troops at Khe Sanh, the bombers could accurately hit Vietnamese positions a sixth of a mile away from American forces, often to great effect. One PAVN prisoner even stated that three quarters of his regiment was lost to a single B-52 raid alone. 1968

Meditation + Seated Poses to Tame Anxiety

To vanquish anxiousness, attempt this short reflection adhered to by a seated yoga exercise series from Lynn Stoller, a Boston-based hatha yoga exercise teacher and physical therapist who instructs trauma-sensitive yoga exercise to veterans and their families. These presents can be engaged in at the workplace or anywhere with a chair.

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    5-minute meditation

    “One of the most effective meditations for nervous people is open monitoring– sitting as well as noticing points that are occurring in their setting, from physical experiences, thoughts, and also emotional states to external noises,” says Steve Hickman, PsyD, executive director of the College of California San Diego Facility for Mindfulness. “Individuals with anxiety tend to feel their ideas are coming at them like a falls. Open tracking enables you to fill in the silent room behind the falls and view your thoughts but not be mauled by them.” Try this open-monitoring reflection for 5 minutes a few days straight and slowly raise the time you sit as you come to be knowledgeable about the practice:

    Sit conveniently, close your eyes, and for a minute or 2 delicately allow your mind to relax on your breath, adhering to the inflow and also outflow through your nostrils. Then expand your recognition and notice your present-moment encounter– tension in your neck, competing thoughts, seems around you. When something turns up, whether it’s an idea, experience, or emotion, name it without evaluating–“Assuming is happening,” “Concern is taking place,” “Planning is occurring”– and also allow it to pass easily. “The dispassionate phrasing enables you to distance yourself from the experience so you could see it as absolutely nothing more than an arbitrary nerve shooting as opposed to a fact or important,” states Hickman. “It educates your mind to permit anxious thoughts to be born, float, and pass away without having a big psychological impact.”

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Sun Breath

Sit in a chair with your feet grown on the flooring straight under your knees as well as arms down on your sides. Press your resting bones right into the seat as you lengthen up via your spine. Turn your palms upward, and take a slow inhale as you circle your arms bent on the sides and overhead, linking your hands. On an exhale, gradually lower your linked hands behind your neck while lifting your arm joints toward the ceiling. On an inhale, bring your palms back up over your head. As you breathe out, different your hands and also transform them downward as you slowly lower your arms back to your sides.

Why it works: This vibrant stretch lifts the chest, permitting for a deeper breath. It also extends the breast, which is generally acquired into a safety position when anxiousness is present. The postural adjustment could reduce worry and fear considering that the physical sensations we feel in the body could influence our emotions.

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Knee Bend to Cobra

On an inhale, press your resting bones right into the seat surface as you extend up via your spine. As you breathe out, turn your pelvis backward, rounding your back as well as putting your chin as you raise one knee towards your forehead. Stay right here until the last decrease of your exhale. As you breathe in, lesser your leg back to the flooring as you raise your “tail” out from under you, extend your spinal column, and increase your upper body while grasping the sides of the chair. Change sides, repeat 4 times on each side.

Why it works: This powerful cousin to Cat-Cow aids to loosen the back, massage and capture out stress in the abdominal location, modulate the breath, and facilitate a much deeper breathe out that calms the stressed system.

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Sun Breath Twist

On an inhale, bring your arms out to your sides and overhead. On an exhale, maintain length in your spine as you turn your torso to the right, placing your left hand on the beyond the ideal knee, and also your ideal arm to the chair. On an inhale, bring your arms back up overhead as you untwist back to facility. Change sides, repeat for three reps. On a 4th representative, hold the twist for three breaths on each side, slowly unwind as well as feel the effects.

Why it works: Twists squeeze out stress in the stomach area, extending overhead lifts the chest, permitting for a deeper, soothing breath.

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Sun Pose

On an inhale, sweep your arms bent on your sides and also overhead. On an exhale, transform your hands down and also swan-dive forward, hinging at the hips. As you enter a layer, location your palms on your lesser upper legs to secure your back. On an inhale, press your palms versus your thighs to aid in raising back up, as well as complete the inhale by lifting your arms back out to the sides as well as overhead. Repeat 6 times, relocating slowly as well as rhythmically with your breath. On your 6th fold, launch your hands to the floor, allowing your go to hang between your legs for 30 secs. Bring your lower arms to your thighs for a few breaths, then press your hands versus your upper legs as you inhale back to an upright position.

Why it works: The rhythmical motion calms the amygdala– the mind framework that could be hyperalert to prospective threats.

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Murti Mudra

Finish the experiment your hands in Murti Mudra for 1– 2 minutes: Clasp your hands together and also prolong the little fingers, pushing them together as well as pointing them onward, while relaxing the clasped hands in front of your tummy or on your lap.

Why it works: This mudra from the custom of Integrative Yoga exercise Treatment attracts the power of the breath downward, extending the exhalation, which is grounding as well as calming.

    Tank and/or Submarine Plushes?

    Trying to gauge interest level is a run of tanks and/or submarine plushes. And maybe a line of pillows/plushes of bullets or torpedoes or aerial bombs. Thoughts? Any particular tanks? Sizes? Other vehicles or ideas? Almost done with Gondolas, unless more orders come in, so looking ahead to the next thing.

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    “Nine days after the 9/11 attacks on the United States, President Bush told a joint session of Congress: “Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there.” Technically speaking, war on terror, is an inapt combination of nouns. Terror is more a strategy than an enemy. Conducting a war on terror would be like carrying out a war on long-range aerial bombing or a war on minefields. When a tactic is substituted for a specific foe (e.g., the Germans, Japanese, and Italians in World War II), final victory becomes hard to determine and unending war becomes a realistic option.”

    And so it was.

    Martin H. Levinson, “Political Catchwords: Linguistic Maps That Shape Politics and Governance,” 2014