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Old 07-06-2014, 07:18 AM   #61
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Nofekh (נֹפֶךְ = in the masoretic text) / Anthrax (in the Septuagint) - while Anthrax simply means coal (presumably here referring to the colour of burning coal), the Vulgate here has Carbunculus, referring to the Carbuncle, which was red.. Philo of Alexandria, when writing about this stone, says that it was red.. He seems to be in agreement with Josephus,the LXX, and the Jerusalem Targum, the latter saying that it is כדכדנא, explained by Saadia Gaon as meaning karkand, a red variety of precious stone. Nofekh appears to be a loan word; it may derive from the Egyptian term m-f-k-t, referring to Malachite or Turquoise, both of which are a greenish blue; it may instead derive from lupakku, a term appearing in the Amarna letters, referring to a mineral of unknown colour which was sent in tribute to Akhnaten from AshKalon.. In classical rabbinical literature there is some debate between whether Nofekh was red or greenish blue; Exodus Rabbah and the 2nd JUrusalem Targum favour it being red, while the Babylonian Targum and first Jerusalem Targum favour it being green...
The Manchurian Candidate (1959), by Richard Condon, is a political thriller novel about the son of a prominent US political family who is brainwashed into being an unwitting assassin for a Communist conspiracy..Major Bennett Marco, Sergeant Raymond Shaw, and the rest of their infantry platoon are kidnapped during the Korean War in 1952. They are taken to Manchuria, and are brainwashed to believe that Shaw saved their lives in combat — for which Congress awards him the Medal of Honor..It is revealed that the Communists have been using Shaw as a sleeper agent, a guiltless assassin subconsciously activated by seeing the “Queen of Diamonds” playing card while playing solitaire.. Provoked by the appearance of the card, he obeys orders which he then forgets. Shaw’s KGB handler is his domineering mother Eleanor, a ruthless power broker working with the Communists to execute a "palace coup d’├ętat" to quietly overthrow the U.S. government, with her husband, McCarthy-esque Senator Johnny Iselin, as a puppet dictator..Marco discovers the trigger of the "Queen of Diamonds" and meets with Shaw at the Central Park Zoo shortly before the party's national convention...

Military brat is an English-language colloquial or military slang term used in several countries to describe the children and teenagers of active-duty military personnel. It also describes the unique subcultures associated with these populations. It is also a recognized term of cultural identity..The term denotes childhood and/or adolescent immersion in military culture to the point where the mainstream culture of one's home country may seem foreign or peripheral. In a number of countries (but not all) where there are military brat subcultures, the term also references a lifestyle of high mobility, as the child's family follows the soldier-parent great distances from one non-combat assignment after another during most or at least a significant portion of one's growing up years.. For highly mobile military brat populations, a complex 'mixed' cultural identity often results, due to the resulting exposure to numerous national or regional cultures while growing up..Within military culture, the term "military brat" is not considered to be a pejorative (as in describing a spoiled child), but rather connotes affection and respect..War Child is a non-governmental organisation founded in the UK 1993, which focuses on providing assistance to children in areas of conflict and post-conflict. They use their film and entertainment background to raise money for aid agencies operating in former Yugoslavia. War Child UK was soon followed by organisations in the Netherlands and Canada...The military use of children takes three distinct forms: children can take direct part in hostilities (child soldiers), or they can be used in support roles such as porters, spies, messengers, look outs; or they can be used for political advantage either as human shields or in propaganda..The Last Flight to Kuwait..This is the chilling and untold true story of the British, French, German and North American victims of an alleged MI6/Special Forces mission that used a British Airways civilian flight, as a Trojan Horse on the EVE of the 1st Gulf War on August 1st 1990..The covert mission was an extraordinary gamble that went badly wrong,delivering 367 passengers into the hands of Saddam's Republican Guard.. brain has not only been washed, as they say... It has been dry cleaned..It's a terrible thing to hate your mother.. But I didn't always hate her.. When I was a child, I only kind of disliked her..It has been decided that you will be dressed as a priest, to help you get away in the pandemonium afterwards. Chunjin will give you a 2-piece Soviet Army sniper's rifle that fits nicely into a special bag. There's a spotlight booth that won't be in use. It's up under the roof on the Eighth Avenue side of the Garden.. They're smashed as of now because we say so, because we say they are to be smashed. We're busting up the joint, we're tearing out all the wires...

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