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Old 26-09-2014, 01:22 AM   #183
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A Speakers' Corner is an area where open-air public speaking, debate and discussion are allowed. The original and most noted is in the northeast corner of Hyde Park in London, United Kingdom, the site of the Tyburn gallows used for public executions..Public riots broke out in the park in 1855, in protest over the Sunday Trading Bill, which forbade buying and selling on a Sunday, the only day working people had off. The riots were described by Karl Marx as the beginning of the English revolution..Five Corners ( Пять Углов) is the main square of Murmansk, Russia, located in the extreme northwest part of Russia, on the Kola Bay, an inlet of the Barents Sea on the northern shore of the Kola Peninsula, close to the Russia's borders with Norway and Finland..German forces in Finnish territory launched an offensive against the city in 1941 as part of Operation Silver Fox, and Murmansk suffered extensive destruction, the magnitude of which was rivaled only by the destruction of Leningrad and Stalingrad...

Vincent McNabb, O.P. (8 July 1868 – 17 June 1943) was an Irish scholar and priest, based in London, active in evangelisation and apologetics..McNabb was born in Portaferry, County Down, Ireland, the 10th of eleven children..Francis Joseph "Frank" Sheed was born in Sydney on March 20, 1897 to John Sheed, a descendent of Scottish Presbyterians, and Mary Maloney, an Irish Catholic.. At the insistence of their father, Frank Sheed and his brother Jack were raised Protestant.. At age 16, Sheed surprised his family by declaring his decision to become a Catholic..John Webster (circa 1913 – 15 December 2008), aka Mo(u)hammed Jon Webster, or more simply just Webster, was a soap box orator and public speaker who principally plied his trade at Speakers' Corner near Marble Arch at Hyde Park, London and beneath the Moreton Bay Fig trees of The Domain, Sydney from the early 1950s till the late 1980s..A communist rabble rouser in the 1940s, he went on to subscribe to the anti-semitic views of the British fascists, until he was approached by Sir Oswald Mosley who told him - inter alia - in 1947 "We can use the Hebrews" ..The deployment of the famous name of the prophet of Islam in one of Webster's monikers hails from a time wherein he, having received the honorary title of Sheikh from the Hazhar University of Cairo while married to a Jewish woman, embraced the Islamic religion in order to marry a Moslem one..Though he was married twice he had a number of gay relationships.. This marriage to a Persian woman in 1963 was as brief as his previous marriage to the Jewish lady..Kitchener, Ontario has a small area designated as Speakers' Corner on the northwest corner of King and Frederick Streets. It existed already since the mid-1980s..
We Englishmen are God's gift to the whole world... now, citizen, look at yourself..You've stayed 'til one..Now it's closing time! Paid your tab?.Better tote it up.Or are you planning to stay 'til dawn?.Damn..With a face that has forgotten how to smile..I walked away from the past..From the Hotel Arctic..Into a darkness untouched by any god: The blind polar night...
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