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Old 2016-05-10, 06:25   #2971
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Old 2016-05-10, 08:39   #2972
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From the comments: "It might be safer if we stopped using arabic numerals."
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Old 2016-05-14, 08:15   #2973
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This viewer is certainly impressed by the horror film "Psycho".

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Old 2016-05-16, 02:32   #2974
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This viewer is certainly impressed by the horror film "Psycho".

"Cat Watching..." This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by The Orchard Music.
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Old 2016-05-16, 10:43   #2975
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"Cat Watching..." This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by The Orchard Music.
Hmm, indeed.
The video showed a cat clearly watching something in the direction of the camera, rivetted and showing moments of clear horror or terror, with the soundtrack of a scene from the horror film "Psycho" playing in the background. At the end of the film, I think at the moment when the female lead is stabbed in the shower by the motel owner, the cat springs away.

For those who read Dutch, or have the patience to use Google Translate, here was my source (film also now unavailable here since it was embedded from Youtube. There is some discussion about animal emotions and what cats can or can't perceive while watching a TV screen.
http://www.joop.nl/kijk-nou/kat-kijk...-het-niet-meer
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Old 2016-05-20, 06:56   #2976
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Statue of Liberty Wears Chains and Shackles Honoring Freed Slaves

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Old 2016-05-22, 14:16   #2977
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What I read a week or two ago was that the Statue of Liberty represents the god Libertas, who now has the new name Isis. So, symbolically, ISIS is fighting Isis.

And then there's the pun for Isis that mostly Muslims are aware of(because of the language the pun is in, Arabic maybe?) that probably resembles the US more than the ISIS it's fighting, something about bad people squashing others underfoot.

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from : http://humansarefree.com/2014/04/the...ti-statue.html
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She was referred to as the goddess of personal freedom and liberty. In fact Libertas meant freedom. So liberty means freedom. The 2 names describe the one concept we call freedom. Liberty = Freedom and Freedom = Liberty.

This goddess was the goddess of freedom because she promoted the ideals for the personal freedom to do anything that felt good. She was called the matron goddess of prostitution because she promoted sexual freedom. Indeed, she had invented the concept. Slaves considered her their goddess in the hopes of winning their freedom.

Many women who gained freedom later turned to prostitution to survive and thereby retained Libertas as their goddess, especially if they became priestesses in the Libertas cult.

Libertas was also a goddess of war in order to fight for freedom. She was also referred at times as the goddess of victory because freedom must have victory in order to survive. This goddess was also the goddess of immigrants.

The whole idea of immigration connoted the idea of freedom. Her popularity was also unique because of her unique doctrine of hearing personal prayers. This unique doctrine was something that most of the pagan deity doctrines were not disposed towards.
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The name Daesh, according to France24, is a "loose acronym" for "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (al-Dawla al-Islamiya al-Iraq al-Sham). The name is commonly used by enemies of ISIS, and it also has many negative undertones, as Daesh sounds similar to the Arabic words Daes ("one who crushes something underfoot") and Dahes ("one who sows discord"). Samantha Rollins

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Old 2016-05-22, 20:00   #2978
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Actually, Isis is a much older name for a goddess than any name that is Latin based.
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Old 2016-05-23, 07:09   #2979
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The stretch of the river Thames around Oxford is also called the Isis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Isis
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Old 2016-05-24, 04:05   #2980
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Old 2016-06-17, 22:52   #2981
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Statue of Liberty Wears Chains and Shackles Honoring Freed Slaves
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DeGruy explains that Bartholdi intended the statue to represent democracy and to symbolize the end of all types of oppression. However, according to DeGruy, the American decision-makers of the day rebuffed Bartholdi for including the chains and shackles and insisted that he remove them. Bartholdi was adamant that they remain, although he eventually was forced to compromise because he didn’t want to risk losing the financial support that was making the project possible. Finally, he removed the chains from Lady Liberty’s hand, replacing them with a book.

But, what most people don’t know, even today, is that Bartholdi left the broken shackles and chains that were at her feet. These symbols of state-sponsored bondage, human chattel and the hypocrisy of American exceptionalism remain there on the Statue of Liberty as a permanent reminder of the slaves that contributed to the building of the United States.

Because the height of the pedestal built to support the statue makes it impossible to see the chains and shackles from the ground, most people visiting Liberty Island remain unaware of them.
The Statue of Liberty Arrived in New York in 350 Pieces
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