CIA and Saudi Arabia Conspired To Keep 9/11 Details Secret, New Book Says

But Strada evinces even more disdain for the Saudis. Responding to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s August 20 message “wishing Muslims around the world a blessed Eid al-Adha,” she tweeted, “Seriously???”

Strada added, “The Saudis promote & finance the most virulent hatred toward Americans than any other nation. Murdered 3,000 on Sept 11.” The “9/11 families,” she wrote, “will #NEVERFORGET. #FreeTheTruth”

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How did Saudi King Abdullah become a world hero? – Opinion – Jerusalem Post

Did Burmese maid Layla Bint Abdul Mutaleb Bassim share the “modern” vision of the king as she was dragged through the streets and then beheaded in public while being held by four soldiers on January 18 of this year? She plead for her life and declared her innocence. It is tradition in Saudi Arabia’s injustice system that executioners ask those they kill for forgiveness prior to beheading them. But the young Bassim shouted in the street, blindfolded and with her arms tied behind her back: “haram [forbidden], haram, haram, I did not kill, I do not forgive you, this is an injustice.” And then the sword of modernity, of progress, of “warm and genuine friendship,” fell on her neck – three times, as the executioner could not kill her in one stroke. The man who filmed the gruesome legal murder of Bassim was arrested.

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Are humans alone in the Universe?

We are, according to this report, Dissolving the Fermi Paradox, published earlier this month.

It’s not surprising that we haven’t found anyone who is like us. Life on the surface of a planet is precarious – the constantly changing atmosphere has to stay within certain boundaries for us to survive. The magnetism that deflects most of the solar wind,which would otherwise strip away the ozone layer that protects Earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation is always fluctuating. Then there’s the ever-constant threat of asteroids.

Anything that survives on the surface has to be adaptable and somewhat vicious. This suited humanity in the short run (the past 200,000 years, an eye-blink in universal time), but when our adaptability gives us the power to destroy the planet, it puts us at a tipping point; expand to other planets or die here.

Other surface dwellers may have reached this point, and may not have survived. Or, they could have evolved into something that’s so advanced, we can’t even comprehend their existence.

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Sketching – Portrait 2

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Sketching – Woman facing away

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Sketching at the Art Student’s League, in a class taught by the amazing Costa Vavagiakis

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Life Drawing

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Woman, Life Drawing

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