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It's heart-breaking to see the utter destruction that has been levelled in the Syrian city of Homs, as shown in this drone footage. The only other time I've seen such devastation has been in World War 2 footage.

As the video explains, the destruction is the result of the Syrian government attempting to retake Homs from the opposition forces.

After seeing this footage, the challenges faced by Western nations in dealing with the migrant influx doesn't seem so terrible in comparison.

More drone footage from Homs: https://youtu.be/DoRdCbDd50o

Original video: https://amp.twimg.com/v/258732d4-9b8c-4dff-b1d7-f231ac9b597e
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+Zaid El-Hoiydi That is going to be a monumental challenge that will need to be tackled once we get there.  In the meantime, I am hoping that the conflict does not spread.  But the ambitions of other powers in that area aren't easily contained.
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If you're at all an architecture buff, you will love these cross-sectional illustrations of Japanese train stations. They remind me of the perspective exercises I had done in art class while in school.
In addition to being an architect, Tomoyuki Tanaka is also a master draftsman. Every project he’s done – from renovations and residential homes to urban planning – has been accompanied by detailed sketches, cross-sections and diagrams, all painstakingly produced by hand. In an age of CAD and com
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"In the end we will actually need less buildings in the world, but the buildings that are there will be used in a better way, be more efficient, and will be using a lot less energy than in the past."

This is a marvellous demonstration of applying the "Internet of Things" and sustainable development practices towards contemporary ideas of workplace productivity. 
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Informative and interesting and who wouldn't want to work in this kind of environment!!!
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Aircraft dogfighting A.I. has reached a new milestone

The Air Force colonel that was consistently defeated by this A.I. had this to say:

"I was surprised at how aware and reactive it was. It seemed to be aware of my intentions and reacting instantly to my changes in flight and my missile deployment. It knew how to defeat the shot I was taking. It moved instantly between defensive and offensive actions as needed."
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that's the very near future of dogfighting. We're not going to expend human life to down fighter/bombers. It's robots doing what we used to do, only better.
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The stickies say, "this violence in my kid's face is not okay".

Have to admit, I'm so desensitized to violence in media, and steeped enough in comic culture, that I didn't notice what impact this X-Men: Apocalypse campaign could have on others. I'm glad someone pointed this out and the issue is now getting some traction. 
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+Zaid El-Hoiydi I would say the problem really isn't the violence itself, but that it hasn't been contextualized.  From that perspective, it is always difficult or impossible to provide sufficient context to children, which is why such a display should not be used.
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"Finally an election bumper sticker I can support."
@Umbradomo I follow that twitter account! I would so vote for Cthulu if it were a real option. Or a meteor for that matter. Maybe a campfire. JVP · May 29. JVP @haq4good. @RayDavidson @SwiftOnSecurity If @smod2016 wins, we exchange all problems for just the one. Demon Lord Illidan ...
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“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future”.
-- Dr. Maria Montessori

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1. You ARE 100% right ! - hence your point here IS True  - however we must not forget that a child's 'INNOCENCE' is subject to the preserved maintenance (of their 'innocence') by THEIR guardian(s) / biological parents. Otherwise the child(ren) will fall pray to those whose only focus is to prevent their success(es) above their own.

2. As for "SUPERIORITY" - this is merely the collective expression of a child's function because of their INNOCENCE in the application to which they aspire to become and or apply. Furthermore there may well, and most probably will be many ; to which their protected INNOCENCE gives them a far greater understanding in their own applications than their biological parents / mentors before them.

3. Thus, here entereth EVOLUTION ! "POTENTIAL" has absolutely nothing to do with it !

4. POTENTIAL is the term coined by those who live in a world of WHAT IF's and COULD HAVE's. For example ; either one is an MEXI-CAN, or an MEXI-CAN'T ! ??? ! Hence SUPERIORITY = MEXI-CAN !

5. "SUPERIORITY" IS and ALWAYS will be those INNOCENT children who CAN, and WILL always perform above and beyond the Western ideology of "Strive for mediocrity". 

6. INNOCENCE is also the fundamental platform for children to build upon (eg. Piaget's studies) - otherwise no comparisons of an Top Down set of principles within Perception and Cognition can ever take place nor be instrumental in building from a child's INNOCENCE ! Which again, IS SUPERIORITY !

7. INNOCENCE is merely PURITY !
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TSA master keys cracked

'It’s a great metaphor for how weak encryption mechanisms are broken — gather enough data, find the pattern, then just ‘math’ out a universal key (or set of keys),” said Johnny Xmas. “What we’re doing here is literally cracking physical encryption, and I fear that metaphor isn’t going to be properly delivered to the public.”'

I'm really intrigued by this news because it does provide a good metaphor for weak encryption to those who don't understand why encryption is good for their online activity.

Another takeaway is this: I believe the TSA is widely recognized as one of the most ineffective security organizations; news like this just further cements that belief.
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Proving once again suicide bombers are not Muslims by any stretch of the imagination.

Why would you bomb a place where your spiritual guide is buried ???

The Guardian: Bombers attack across Saudi Arabia including at mosque in Medina. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwisqTrCs

#stupidity #stupid #Muslims #islam
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A must read article ...its clear the CIA funded by the ROTHSCHILD's and ROCKEFELLER's are again, creating hell on earth and using manipulative fear tactics to spark WW III.

http://shoebat.com/2016/07/04/happy-4th-of-july-america-muslim-terrorists-chose-to-blow-up-the-holiest-place-in-islam-to-celebrate-the-end-of-ramadan-just-keep-in-mind-the-bible-predicted-that-islams-holiest-places-will-be-de/

And to think my mum's relative (Great Uncle) worked directly with Lawrence of Arabia whom was murdered by the ROTHSCHILD'S when he returned to the UK on a motorcycle accident. The west is so ignorant of WHO the real enemy is - and THEY reside in SCOTLAND !
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'Khalidi took some comfort from the tendency of Isis, and its ancestors, to splinter violently, perhaps because of “their literal and highly selective use of sacred scripture, both Koran and ‘Hadith’ (sayings of the Prophet Mohamed) and their total indifference towards Islamic history, to say nothing of Islamic philosophy, theology…or Koranic commentary…”'

It can be argued that every religious perspective -- and indeed, every intellectual position -- will favour some evidence and reject other evidence. But the sheer quantity of Islamic source material, historical evidence, and philosophy that ISIS reject make them an outlier in this regard. Thus when people claim that ISIS represents the true face of Islam, they couldn't be further from the truth. 
The Near East School of Theology in Beirut is housed in a bland grey and brown building near the Mediterranean Sea. A few days ago, the audience in its underground lecture theatre was witness to one of the most remarkable lectures on ancient and modern Islam in recent times, which – had it been more widely advertised – might have had just about every shade of religious protester huffing and puffing outside in the aptly named Jeanne D’Arc Street.
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+Peter GNG​ The world could definitely use more cricket, though I don't know how much peace it would bring. 😉
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What are common Iftar items in Iran?
Abbas Naderi's answer: As usual, the major component is bread. For the types of bread involved, check What do Iranians eat in their daily lives? Most people have a sizable Iftar, and then a few hours later go for a small dinner or skip dinner entirely. This is more common in the long days of Ram...
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The more calories, the merrier ! Mmmm ... now I am hungry !  :)
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I can only imagine what effect this video would have if it were available to watch in 360° VR. For now, I think I'll stick to plain old 2D video for the sake of my stomach!
Testing the ReelSteady plugin.
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Indeed +Sohail Mirza. I was a little disappointed they didn't show the landing, just the bit at the last were he reared up. Just wondering if those suits allow for a controlled landing.
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