March 23, 1917 - Baghdad: General Maude Pledges Allied Commitment to Arab Freedom
Pictured - The Proclamation of Baghdad.
The British army triumphantly entered Baghdad in March, and then advanced west and north-east to capture Fallujah and Baquba respectively. The commander of the British Mesopotamian forces, General Sir Stanley Maude, took the opportunity that month to make the “Proclamation of Baghdad,” a speech promised to uphold Arab freedom:
“Many noble Arabs have perished in the cause
of Arab freedom, at the hands of those alien
rulers, the Turks, who oppressed them. It
is the determination of the Government of
Great Britain and the great Powers allied
to Great Britain that these noble Arabs shall
not have suffered in vain. It is the hope
and desire of the British people and the
nations in alliance with them that the Arab
race may rise once more to greatness and
renown among the peoples of the earth, and
that it shall bind itself together to this
end in unity and concord.”
Exactly what type of freedom he promised was ambiguous. The speech ended by inviting Arabs to work alongside the British empire. Did that mean true indepdence, or just the replacement of one colonial empire by another?
kaleidescopic gemini initiates the mutable quad, the well renowned twins expressing duality in every physical, sensual, and spiritual way. virgo follows the twins through a wave of changing, charging crystals reflecting the light, the mutable wave. virgo awakens the soul, nurtures a second life as it appears through the mother goddess, the spiritual life. all forms coalesced until sagittarius infuse like an arrow, shooting a million daggers in the direction of every star. pisces is the final mutable sign, reflecting every star onto its ocean and shining like the light of god, as each of the dualities represented become like marbles across the sky
John A. Payton was a renowned civil rights attorney, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF), and member of the Pomona College Board of Trustees. He guided the organization to resounding legal victories, including Lewis v. City of Chicago, which vindicated the rights of over 6,000 applicants who sought to become firefighters in the city of Chicago, and Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District v. Holder, which turned back a challenge to the constitutionality of a core provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965’
//I’m not sure if this my sickness or what, but I could hear clearly the rustle of my burning cig from the distance of approx. 20cm. *gasp* Am I getting a superpower due to the fevers?
Anyhoo, I can’t seem to write too today. I’m sneezing almost all the time, but damn I gotta say, why now Ichiji wears a less formal clothes like that than the rest of his family? No cravat seen (from that angle), and he also coiled up his sleeves. He looks identical to Sanji prior this chapter. If I know my boy Ichiji pretty well, he’s getting ready of something (???). And wouldn’t even bother bother to dress nice and all. I could be wrong tho, but look at that somewhat annoyed face of his, and tell me you didn’t get something on your mind. The usual Ichiji would held up his head high, or smirks his renowned bitch face
Sweet things noticed by me was Yonji seems really care to Reiju, and heck why did she needs to cold-shoulder him like that? And Niji too lmao. Did you, perchance, implied that Reiju’s also ‘having fun’ someplace else? The sexual inuendo is strong on this one, tho xD
Oh, let me end this rant fast with this. The green is Yonji, Red is Ichi, and the motherfucker in orange is Judge. I didn’t catch where is Niji (who I wanted to believe went ‘Stealth’ to somewhere) and Reiju at the moment. But you see, I don’t want to doubt Oda’s skill in story telling with his godly precision in backgrounds and character’s placements. But didn’t the Vinsmokes are being too carefree here, Oda???
I want you to said it to me that I looked up the Vinsmokes way too high, but I will debated back every last bit of your statements with the facts. And now I’m getting frantic and being paranoid that Oda will misuse the leaders of the legendary mythical army of Germa.
OR, might that bigass birdie that came right outta Sesame Street, along with Navy, only use Germa to created propaganda? I doubt it.
The two women had been drinking way to much that night, laughing and swapping stories about their respective brothels. However, with alcohol surging through their bodies, flirtation began. Subtle touches here and there, until Susan leaned over and placed her lips against Bella’s neck, causing the tiny assassin to crane it out to welcome the affections, capturing her bottom lip betwixt her teeth. Her hand slid up Susan’s leg, fingers gently massaging the flesh of the renowned whore’s thigh as a moan passed from her lips.
Swiveling her head to the side, Bella’s lips moved in to press against Susan’s, locking them together in a heated, booze induced kiss. Next thing you know, the two women were atop the table, hands and lips exploring the various parts of the other one.
Ayy i'd love to know more about your ocs! Care to give a basic rundown of some of your main/favorite ones?
this is my boy poe
he was a little b a by horse that got smacked in the face with a stray spell during the 1600′s which turned his face white and now he’s like a weird zombie drippy mouth meat eater that is locally renowned as a “bad omen”. omg I’ve been tweaking his design and story since like 2008-9. he I s my baby.
NO OFFICIAL name but I call him king sandybutt, another cursed being. I like cursed things don’t I
he was consumed by greed and so various body parts of his were turned to gold, and he has eyes in both of his hands that keep watch on him and his bad behavior…hes been in progress for years too, I’ve always wanted a black and gold dragon and so he happened ahaha. he needs a new ref so I can get rid of that watermark since my hard drive died UGH,
and this is my newest and most recent child Dennis, he’s a old water park inner tube given new life and spends the off season (early spring and autumn) romping around the waterparks. his nose ring is a handle and if you book his snoot he squeaks
idk I love I how progressed from SCARY to NEON DOGS based on various things but like these guys are my loves probably,, ahhh!! thank you for the ask!
The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 to representing how close we are to a global catastrophe. It’s maintained by the members of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board.
The group of scientists, including 16 Nobel Laureates, announced this morning that we have moved dangerously close to all-out disaster. The Clock’s recent advance to two and a half minutes means that scientists and experts agree that we are teetering on the brink of societal collapse or an apocalyptic scale nuclear war, which symbolically occurs at midnight exactly.
In the years since the Clock was created we have only been this close to midnight once, in 1953 when the Hydrogen Bomb was first tested. Further, the minute hand has only changed nineteen times since the Clocks creation.
This is not an announcement to take lightly or brush off – these scientists are all renowned geniuses in their respective fields and they have never been known to change the Time casually or without very strong reasoning.
To those that are sick of politics and don’t see the point in discussing the current state of the world: THIS is the point. THIS is the result of widespread apathy, lack of education, and disinterest in current events.
Once upon a time Rome was a magnificent and powerful empire, but it still crumbled to the ground at the peak of its glory. As an Archaeology student I can tell you that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
The final sentence in the Doomsday report this morning gave a warning, “Wise public officials should act immediately, guiding humanity away from the brink. If they do not, wise citizens must step forward and lead the way.”
honestly my biggest pet peeve in fic AND in canon is everyone forgetting that kara is more than just a musclehead with the emotional range of a puppy and is actually a refugee, with her entire culture and language and religion wiped out, everyone she’s ever met dead, not simply a human with powers but a Kryptonian, always.
Who comes from a family of universe-renowned scientists, and was considered a genius by the standards of the extremely technologically advanced society that aren’t simply american humans in a few thousand years but people who probably have very different brains–along with also being created via the Codex and genetic manipulation (so it’s probably phased out any junk DNA, or vestigial structures–so, Kara probably doesn’t actually have an appendix or wisdom teeth tbh). If Kara had actually lived her life on Krypton, there’s a very high chance she would have went into the Science guild tbh
Really, imagine if you had gone through the equivalent of a rigorous phD program, and then all of a sudden put in a kindergarten science class. In the comics Kara was about to become the youngest person on the Kryptonian science counsel, ever
Yeah, of course Kara’s going to be bored with Earth level science, those science fairs that Alex dragged her along to are, to her, probably rudimentary at best, wildly off the mark at worst (and really–she’s been told to keep hidden. Genius children make news, genius children are noticed. Alex probably had a bit more leeway as the daughter of two world renowned scientists, already noticed by her teachers to be gifted but kara’s already the new adopted kid with the funny accent and mannerisms in a small town. That would be the exact opposite of laying low).
Lena’s probably a better tactician than Kara–a life as a Luthor would be a constant practice in tactics, long term planning. She’s definitely a brilliant scientist, but out of the two of them? Kara’s probably better.
And honestly? Lena realizing just how brilliant Kara really is, a fully fleshed three dimensional character, would be such a better story than just pretending that kara is an idiot with maybe 3 emotions.
Part of what makes Kara such a compelling character is that she’s been through so much, has so much anger and rage and sorrow but still manages to be a light and inspiration for others, intelligent, someone with a gift with words, a genius–someone who thinks of herself–Kara Zor-El, the powerless Kryptonian–as ordinary, someone not yet worthwhile, but she wants to be. She defeated Myriad through her words, through her sincerity and optimism, simply as herself. As Astra said, Kara “has the heart of a hero,” regardless of powers.Her heart is what makes her a hero.
tl;dr: kara is more than just a “puppy” who is incapable of intelligent thought
-“I got… I got…. I got…” a girl began, building up to something surely astronomical. “I got… TROLLS!” the girl finally announced, an enormous grin overtaking her entire face. I am glad that it lived up to all of the hype.
-A man walked towards me as I was stocking candy, not speaking a word, merely approaching me with his hands outstretched, handing me several boxes of Legos. Upon realizing this was not an offering, I questioned why he did not wait at the register where the light was on and the average person would have gone first.
-I believe that the world-renowned fashion leader Kenneth Bone has gone incognito and is shopping at my store, certainly preparing to present himself as our hero only to prove himself a villain once more.
-I rang up a man with a forehead larger than my future and eyes so deep they could have been a Jaden Smith tweet.
-I passed a copy of the National Enquirer with the headline, “George Michael: The Last Potato”. Later I realized that the headline was actually regarding the last photo of the man, not the last potato. This makes much more sense, but I stand by not questioning it after I noted what magazine it was.
-A woman slammed down her items and shouted, “Now you hold on just one minute, I want to check something.” I complied, expecting questions on sales or prices. Instead, she spent the next thirty seconds examining and digging around inside the waistband of her grandson’s pants. I hope that she found what she was looking for.
-I was asked the ominous question, “Do y'all participate in the chip yet?” I am becoming more convinced as time goes on that The Chip is a technocratic cult sweeping the nation, and that if we have not already capitulated, we will.
-In a magnificent illustration of things not to do at the checkout line, woman in her mid-fifties put me on Facetime with her husband. I was willing to give her a chance, but after confirming that she was not, in fact, married to Ryan Reynolds, I wish nothing more than to forget this encounter.
-The amount of people with thinning hair pining over my thick fluff is growing concerning. It is only a matter of time until one of them attempts to make it their own. I must start preparing now.
Let’s see, you started a brawl in the streets with Ned Stark and disappeared from the capital. My husband died in a tragic hunting accident. It must have been traumatic for you. My only daughter was shipped off to Dorne. We suffered through a siege. A rather short siege. A rather short siege that I didn’t expect to survive. And now I’m marrying my eldest son to a wicked little bitch from Highgarden while I’m supposed to marry her brother, a renowned pillow biter, so…
Okay but imagine and James and Lily didn’t die, and the Potter’s live their life fairly happily, and Harry still defeats Voldemort in the Second Wizarding War some way or another. But James Potter is sick of fighting wars that could’ve been stopped long before innocent people had to die, and despite everyone swearing that immature and always-joking James Potter would never become a Ministry worker, he takes up a career in politics.
James becomes an unstoppable force of nature in the Wizengamot and the Ministry, he champions for muggleborn and werewolf rights, he implements a fair functional trial system, and helps to eradicate ancient laws and regulations that discriminate.
He becomes known for being something other than the father of the Boy-Who-Lived and First and Second Wizarding War veteran. His policies are renowned and he strides (no longer struts) down the halls of the Ministry, robes dramatically sweping behind him, greying temples and Dumbledore-style twinkling eyes.
“The company is now home to internationally renowned recording artists, including Little Mix, Susan Boyle, Ella Henderson, Il Divo, Fleur East and Fifth Harmony, while its television arm also includes Britain’s Got Talent.”
Seems like there’s someone missing from this list…hmmm…thinking…who is it??