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by Bernard (bernard) on Mon Aug 1st, 2022 at 06:38:03 PM EST
NY Yella Cake -100:  August 3, 1922
The Italian Fascists are threatening to move 14,000 squadristi into Rome with "solid arguments" against the general strike which the Communists called in protest of previous Fascist violence. Someone shoots at the mayor's car. Companies whose workers are among the strikers are politely requested by the Fascists to fire them and replace them with... Fascists.
Aug 1 -100: Yella Cake readers got first peak at Mussolini-brand nationalism pulling Facta's and Victor Emmanuel III's strings (according to 21st century "American experience" of WWII authorities).
by Cat on Wed Aug 3rd, 2022 at 03:26:02 PM EST
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4 August 2020:

2020 Beirut explosion

On 4 August 2020, a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the Port of Beirut in the capital city of Lebanon exploded and detonated, causing at least 218 deaths, 7,000 injuries, and US$15 billion in property damage, and leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless. A cargo of 2,750 tonnes of the substance (equivalent to around 1.1 kilotons of TNT) had been stored in a warehouse without proper safety measures for the previous six years after having been confiscated by the Lebanese authorities from the abandoned ship MV Rhosus.
by Bernard (bernard) on Thu Aug 4th, 2022 at 05:50:53 PM EST
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ASEAN 55th anniversary, 1967 - 2022

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Aug 9th, 2022 at 12:35:02 AM EST
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by Bernard (bernard) on Tue Aug 16th, 2022 at 02:49:10 PM EST
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for cooking and a bottle of wine for sipping, iirc
by Cat on Wed Aug 17th, 2022 at 12:05:00 AM EST
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by Bernard (bernard) on Sat Aug 20th, 2022 at 09:01:37 PM EST
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Onion style?

What is a Soviet Russia? The troops were from Warsaw Pact countries: USSR, Poland, East-Germany, Hungary, and Bulgaria.

America was distracted in Vietnam ... McCain failed to avoid the SAM batteries above Hanoi .. Zelensky is no Dubcek and in 1968 fewer deaths ... the 1948 suppression of dissent in Czechoslovakia was a greater shock ... NATO mission was adjusted from German containment to Soviet containment and a fierce Cold War ensued.

Dubček joined the illegal Communist Party in Slovakia and was a member of the underground anti-Nazi resistance movement

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat Aug 20th, 2022 at 10:29:49 PM EST
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Kishida scraps trip to Africa, Middle East after testing positive
Kishida received his fourth COVID-19 vaccine shot on Aug. 12.
oh? What's the "live with it" productivity positivity rate of JAPAN this month? South Korea? Taiwan?
by Cat on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 07:53:24 PM EST
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