Friday, January 17, 2014
Lord Stirling's News Blog EUROPE
News Blog EUROPE
Holy Shroud of Turin
prayer to St. Michael the Archangel - video ~ link
AVE MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” -Nikola Tesla
17 January 2014
Syrian Government offers prisoner exchange ~ link ~
Syria hands over plan for Aleppo ceasefire, readies for prisoner exchange ~ link ~ The Syrian government is ready to negotiate a ceasefire agreement with opposition forces in the flashpoint city of Aleppo, Foreign Minister Walid Moallem has said. A list of rebel prisoners has also been drawn up in preparation for a proposed exchange.
Syria's foreign minister has said Damascus is ready to offer a prisoner exchange with rebels. Speaking in Moscow, Walid Muallem also said he had presented a ceasefire plan for the second city Aleppo to his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov.
Damascus has handed Moscow a plan for a ceasefire in the city of Aleppo, Moallem announced at a news conference with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, in Moscow on Friday.
Obama orders "curbs" on NSA data use ~ link ~ If, after all the many lies that this man has told, you still believe him...you are brain dead! Stirling
Wildfires continue to wreak havoc across Australia ~ link ~ On Friday, Australian authorities said at least 43 wildfires were burning in Victoria, and over two dozen more in Southern Australia and New South Wales.
British Foreign Minister: Independent Scotland not guaranteed the same EU membership terms ~ link ~ Considering all the troubles in the EU, a independent Scotland should stay OUT of the EU. Look for lots more high level scare tactics from the London government as we near the vote for an independent Scotland. Stirling
Japan WWII soldier who refused to surrender, Hiroo Onoda, dies - with video ~ link ~ One tough man. Stirling
Bone fragment could be King Alfred or son King Edward ~ link ~
A fragment of pelvis bone unearthed in Winchester in 1999 may belong to King Alfred the Great or his son Edward the Elder, academics have said. It was found at a previous dig at Hyde Abbey and has been dated to 895-1017 - the era the king died.
Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall gives birth to a daughter ~ link ~ Also see: Zara Tindall and a rather different royal birth ~ link ~ Also see: Zara Tindall - A royal without rank ~ link ~ Also see: Royal baby: Family Tree ~ link ~ It is said that Princess Anne did not want titles for her children, hence they are commoners yet close in line of succession to the Crown. There is a greater issue here of male/female honours and the discrimination against females with regards to titles. Princess Anne's younger brother, Prince Andrew (Duke of York), two children received the title of Princesses in the grade of HRH (Her Royal Highness) because he was a male. For Princess Anne's children to receive titles, if the normal rules were followed, the Queen would have had to have made Anne's first husband at least an Earl (then his eldest son and all daughters would have a courtesy title). When it came time for Prince Edward (Earl of Wessex) to have children, they changed the rules so that only the Prince of Wales's descents would be HRH princes/princesses. So Edward's children (Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn) receive courtesy titles due a Earl's children and are not HRH prince and princess. This is rather silly since their cousins (Andrew's girls) are HRH Princess Beatrice and HRH Princess Eugenie. The rules need to be reformed again, so that ALL grandchildren of the Sovereign are princes and princesses, those in most direct line of succession should be HRH and those not children of the Prince/Princess of Wales should be HH (His/Her Highness) prince/princess. The HH was used until World War I in the United Kingdom. The would allow some differentiation for senior and not so senior royals but would eliminate the sexist based rules. Children of HRH/HH princes/princesses not otherwise titled could take courtesy titles of Lord/Lady (similar to younger sons and daughters of Dukes). Stirling
Mysterious rock appears near Mars rover Opportunity - with photos ~ link ~ I suspect that there is life on Mars. Stirling
Mystery object on Moon? ~ link ~ Strange!