I “lost” my tablet pen and I had a feeling Tesla stole it from my desk, so I investigated. He ran to the fridge and I followed him and remembered that he lost his egg (pictured) under there a little while ago. I pulled the fridge out to see if my tablet pen might be hiding there too.
Tesla STOLE everything we’ve lost in the past few months and put it under the refrigerator. My tablet pen along with 6 other pens/pencils, the bottom part to an iPhone charging case, a handful of buttons, part of my hair clippers, our lego man magnet, clothespins, a candle, along with various bottlecaps, paperclips, magnets, chopsticks, and drinking straws. He nearly got Erin’s whole weekday pill case under there.
Haunting Video Shows What Syria’s Civil War Would Look Like in the West
what would it be like if the U.S. was war torn like Syria? A new video by international NGO Save the Children imagines just that, through the eyes of a young girl
The disturbing video features shots of the girl as she goes about her normal life over the course of a year. The video begins and ends with the child celebrating her birthday. Between shots, we see how her life changes dramatically as war ravages her country.
The video marks the third anniversary of the conflict in Syria, in which over 10,000 children have died and over 2 million have become refugees.
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It’s easy for some of us to say, why don’t they just leave? But if it were our homeland, our home, would it be so easy for us? My college has worked to get a number of Syrian students here this year, one of which is the lead violinist in my orchestra. She’s a wonderfully talented and self-sufficient young woman, but she’s had to leave her family behind. When admissions was trying to secure her as a student here, they sometimes lost communication with her for extended periods because her school was being bombed. She’s happy to be safe here, but her parents are right within the war zone in Syria. She has pictures up on FB of crumbling buildings, shattered windows in her apartment, a demolished car on the street. She’s homesick and worried about her parents and wants to go back, because they aren’t ready to leave. It’s a terrible position to be in and I wish I knew what to say to her.
While it is commonly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette,there is no record of this phrase ever having been uttered by her. It appears in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Confessions, his autobiography (whose first six books were written in 1765, when Marie Antoinette was nine years of age, and published in 1782). The context of Rousseau’s account was his desire for bread, to accompany some wine he had stolen; however, in feeling he was too elegantly dressed to go into an ordinary bakery, he thus recollected the words of a “great princess”.
“Finally I recalled the stopgap solution of a great princess who was told that the peasants had no bread, and who responded: “Let them eat brioche.”
Marie-Antoinette was not only too young but not even in France when it was first published. Rousseau’s Confessions were finished in 1769 and, as Marie Antoinette arrived at Versailles from Austria in 1770, at the age of fourteen, the young Austrian Archduchess, unknown to him at the time of writing his work, could not be the “great princess” mentioned by Rousseau. (x)