Reggae declared part of the global patrimony of humanity

Diversity Macht Frei

Here’s a microcosmic glimpse of the future. What happens when brown people take over? They pass resolutions proclaiming themselves to be officially Kangz; declare Beethoven was black; decree the ancient Greeks stole all their best sheeeeeit from King Bajumbo of Matabeleland; and ordain that reggae is now part of the global patrimony of humanity.

The future is arriving faster than anyone expected.

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Reggae declared part of the global patrimony of humanity

THE CROSS AND THE SPIRAL – On the Triskele in Early Christian Art

Balkan Celts

Breadalbane Brooch 1 full - Silver-gilt pseudo-penannular D-shaped brooch

Discovered in Perthshire, Scotland in the 19th century the magnificent Breadalbane Brooch is an intricately designed, silver-gilt dress fastener that is closely related to a select group of brooches that were produced during the ‘golden age’ of late Celtic art…

Full Article:

https://www.academia.edu/22841807/THE_CROSS_AND_THE_SPIRAL_On_the_Triskele_in_Early_Christian_Art

Breadalbane - 4 -  Disc with spiral ornament on the reverse of the brooch, left-hand terminal - 8th century -

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Dr Iain MacInnes: Outlaw King, Fact or Fiction?

Scottish History Network

Many of us have by now watched the new Netflix release, Outlaw King. And many on social media have had questions about the film, the period and its history. As I have written elsewhere “historical accuracy” is a problematic consideration, not least because medieval sources never provide a truly “accurate” portrayal of the past. All historical sources, upon which films like Outlaw King are based, were written with a specific purpose in mind, for a specific audience, and with the intention of telling one very specific version of history. This makes it no more accurate, then, than anything we see on the screen. Still, we historians work to interpret the history that has come down to us. As such, we can at least compare Outlaw King to the prevailing historical narrative to sort out what is likely from what is fantasy.

The things that look right…

The film does…

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BARBARIAN DANUBE – Celtic Settlements and Fortifications on the Lower Danube

Balkan Celts

UD: November 2018

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The Roman Limes on the Lower Danube – a sophisticated and highly developed defensive and communication network which bears testimony to the magnificent planning and organizational skills of Imperial Rome.

Or was it?

 

In fact, recent archaeological research in the Lower Danubian region (Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania) clearly indicates that this system was not developed by Rome, but adopted from a previously established Iron Age network…

Full Article:

https://www.academia.edu/31354293/THE_BARBARIAN_DANUBE_-_On_Celtic_Settlements_and_Fortifications_on_the_Lower_Danube

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I Refuse To Cheat – An Analysis of Nat 4

Dear Madam President

I Refuse To Cheat.

I’m a mathematics teacher in a secondary school in Central Scotland. I have responsibility for a National 4 class.


This year, I have pupils in that class who come to class every day, who try hard, who do the work that’s asked.


I also have pupils in that class who don’t bother coming, who don’t bring anything that’s asked, who don’t do any work, who misbehave, and who disrupt the class.


And what will happen at the end of the year? Those two groups of pupils will end up with exactly the same qualification.


Pupils who are incapable of passing the National 4 assessments on their own will be taken away to pupil support, or for one-to-one ‘coaching’ with another teacher, and will return an hour later having passed their assessments.


It’s a miracle! A student who’s done no work all year will learn more in…

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Unkarin kansannoususta 62 vuotta

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MIKLÓS DORSCH   (suomentanut Timo Hännikäinen)

Lokakuun 23. päivä 1956 on kaivertunut ikuisiksi ajoiksi Unkarin ja maailmanhistoriaan. Tuolloin kommunismi horjahteli itäblokissa: unkarilaiset lähtivät kaduille vaatimaan vapauttaan. Jotkut maksoivat siitä hengellään, toisilla oli vain muutama toivon päivä ennen Moskovan veristä väliintuloa, joka pakotti Unkarin kestämään kommunismia vielä kolme vuosikymmentä.

Vuoden 1948 peukaloitujen vaalien jälkeen kommunistit ottivat vallan Unkarissa ja perustivat totalitaarisen hallinnon. Synkimpiä olivat muutamat ensimmäiset vuodet, jolloin vallitsi stalinistinen terrori karkotuksineen, vankileireineen, teloituksineen ja näytösoikeudenkäynteineen. Kaikkialla läsnäoleva salainen poliisi AVH häiritsi unkarilaisten elämää vuosina 1948-53. Stalinin kuoleman jälkeen Imre Nagy valittiin hallituksen päämieheksi. Hänen politiikkansa koostui sarjasta uudistuksia, joilla hallintoa pyrittiin pehmentämään, ja piti sisällään muun muassa vankileirien ja salaisen poliisin autonomian lakkauttamisen. Hänet kuitenkin syrjäytettiin vajaat kaksi vuotta myöhemmin.

Kesäkuun lopulla 1956, kun viranomaiset olivat tukahduttaneet puolalaisten työläisten kapinan Poznanissa, kommunistipuolueen uusi johtaja pani alulle samankaltaisia uudistuksia kuin Nagy oli tehnyt, ja Moskova vastasi uhkaamalla sotilaallisella interventiolla. Lokakuussa…

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Insider Trading? Theresa May’s Husband Set To Profit From New Cannabis Medicine DAYS After Government Relaxes Ban

Researching Reform

GW Pharmaceuticals, a company whose largest investor is UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s husband, Philip May, has received FDA approval for Epidiolex, a new cannabis derived drug to treat childhood epilepsy. The announcement comes just days after the Home Office relaxed the UK’s strictly controlled ban on the medication for two children suffering from related conditions.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid issued a licence for a batch of cannabis oil, which is illegal in the UK, to treat Billy Caldwell, who suffers from violent epileptic seizures. Shortly after the move, Alfie Dingley was also granted a license for the oil, to treat his epilepsy. Alfie had previously been denied the medication.

The Home Office licenses were issued in the middle of June, with FDA approval of GW’s new medicine being announced on the 25th June, in a GW press release aimed at London and California.  The approval for Epidiolex would…

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Insider Trading? Theresa May’s Husband Set To Profit From New Cannabis Medicine DAYS After Government Relaxes Ban