This hacker is fighting for victims of the Orlando shooting by flooding ISIS Twitter accounts with gay pride — Fusion

A self-proclaimed hacker who goes by the name Wauchula Ghost claims to have infiltrated hundreds of Twitter accounts belonging to reputed Islamic State sympathizers, replacing their avatars with rainbow flags and tweeting pro-LGBT messages. The hacker has ramped up his efforts in the wake of the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando that left…

via This hacker is fighting for victims of the Orlando shooting by flooding ISIS Twitter accounts with gay pride — Fusion

This is awesome.

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Massecre in Florida

As most know, a terrorist attacked a Nightclub in Florida.This was a direct attack on the LGBTQ community. A Hate crime.

So far I’ve seen guns, the FBI, ISIL,Muslims, and the victims being blamed for it. For me the reason is more simple.  Like every other human predator,This man CHOSE to attack the club. He chose to hate people for something that was none of his damned business. There may have been contributing factors but it’s still on him.

So this is my opinion.

May the victims find peace.

 

 

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness month and I’m going to do some profiles. I’ll start with Alexander the Great. Obviously, his diagnosis can’t be proven, especially since there are no neutral sources as far as I know, on him.

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Copy written to Il taccuino di PaN

Alexander was born in what is now Macedon, Greece, to King Phillip the II and one of his wives, Olympias. From birth, he may have been told that he was a demigod by his mother.He was highly intelligent and had the best tutors, He was just as athletic.  His Nurse and servents raised him and at 13 he was sent to boarding school. He hardly saw his dad, who was off fighting, or his mother.

When he was 16 Alexanders father left him in charge of Macedon. The boy then proceeded to conquer the Maedi, a Thracian tribe from somewhere in SW Europe. Here he founded his first city.A short time after Phillip was assassinated, a former lover his was held responsible and killed.

At 20 Alexander became the head om his father’s empire. After  which he put down the Greek rebellions and finished off the Balkans.That’s when he decided to take out the Persian empire, thus earning himself an arch nemesis.

Darius III.

Ironically many people Alexander’s army were Greek mercenaries Many of whom were Spartans.

Not that it worked.

Through cunning and the trust his men had in him, ALaxander took city after city of the Persians. Despite almost dying a couple times due to injuries from battle. Each place he won he founded a city, usually named after him and at least one named after his favorite horse, Bucephalus.

After a while, the Persians got tired of Darius and killed him themselves. This disappointed Alexander who ordered Darius be buried at the Persian capital with full honors. Alexander then hunted down and killed Darius’ usurper,Bessus.

The Persian empire was now his.

He didn’t stop  there though.

After Persia, Alexander decided to keep going, much to the exhaustion of his men. This is the time the signs of his possible mental illness became most noticeable.

Alexander’s second found  out the pointy way.  His name was Parmerio, and Alexander thought his kid was plotting to kill him.  Instead of just offing those believed to be involved, Alexander had Parmerio killed too.  He didn’t do it himself though, he made a man named Polydamus do it. By taking the man’s sons hostage.

Then their was Alexander’s friend, Cleitus.  Cleitus was peeved that Alexander was adopting the ways of the Persian.  So he told his king off. Later that, he and Alexander got drunk and killed his friend.  This triggered Alexander to go into a deep depression for three days.

After this Alexander kept making more bad decisions, like running his troops into the ground until they force him to stop his advance into Asia.  Attacking place, leading to unnecisary loss of men.

Before these murders he showed signs like achoholism, unstable temperment, reckless behavior in battle, to the point of ignoring serious wounds in battle, impulsivity, Delusions, more than usual paranoia, Detachment.depression.

 

Sources:

Livescience

Wikipedia

 

 

 

WTF -The Hinterkaifeck Murders

Gruber family-The Hinterkaifeck Murders shook the public – both from the brutality and the bizarre circumstances surrounding the homicides.  Police deduced that Andreas, Cäzilia, Viktoria, and young Cäzilia were somehow lured to the livestock barn and slaughtered one by one. Afterward, the killer (or killers) entered the house and bludgeoned little Josef while he slept in his parents’ bedroom. Then they headed to Maria’s room and murdered her, too.:

Hinterkaifeck homestead, The Gruber family, and their new maid were found bludgeoned to death.

The victims consisted of Maid, Maria Baumgartner(44), Patriarch And Matriarch Andreas(63) and Cäzilia(72) Gruber, their daughters Viktoria Gabriel(35),Cazilia(7-8)and 2 yr old son, Josef.

Police say that the events started about six months before, when the previous maid left, claiming the house was haunted. At the end of March, Mr.Gruger told friends of footprints in the snow leading to his farm but not away, footsteps, and a strange newspaper. None of this was reported to the police.

Sometime on March 31, The oldest four Grubers were lured to the barn and killed, the younger Cazilia, surviving a short time.  The Killer(s?) went into the house where they killed the toddler and the maid.  Their task completed, they took care of the farm animals, ate the family’s food over the weekend.

The family was found on April 4th, 1922, when no one was seen in a couple days.

Autopsies concluded the family was killed using a mattock, a hammer-like tool similar to a pickax, one side of the head flattened into a hoe.

.Rbbery was considered motive at first, until the police found a large sum in plain sight.Then Viktoria’s husband, Karl Gabriel was a suspect, he was dropped after his surviving unit confirmed they saw him die in ww1.(His body was never found though)In 2007 Police academy students came up with a suspect but have kept it uner wraps out of respect to the killer’s family.

whm- Kandake

Queen-of-MeroeWhen we think about Africa the Egyptians seem to get all the press,The totally understandable.  The Nile valley was home to a civilization just as interesting.  The Kingdom of Kush was a Nubian kingdom that lasted from 1070 BC – AD 350. It was founded at the end of Egypt’s New Kingdom in what is now Sudan.  The Kushite kingdom was also known as Ethiopia.

For this women’s history month entry, I’m focusing on the Kandake.  The Kandake was the title for Kushite queens who participated in combat.  The title translates to queen or queen-mother.  They are mentioned in the Bible and the Romances of Alexander the Great.

Alexander the Great was said to have come against the Kandake or Candace of Moroe(the capital in later years) They had a “romantic” encounter. Since Alexander didn’t go into Nubia, this is considered fantasy.

The earliest know Kandake to rule independently was Shanakdakhete(shown). Amanirrenas fended off Rome for five years. Amanishakheto is best known for her jewelry that was robbed from her tomb.  Amanitore is believed to be the kandake mentioned in the bible (Acts:8:26–40) she was one of th last rulers of the kingdom and was one of it’s greatest builders.

WTF-Dyatlov Pass incident

I love mysteries, here is one I find fascinating.

Dyatlov Pass incident what we know.

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It is located in the Ural mountains, specifically, Kholat Syakhl whose name means “Dead Mountian” due to lack of game. SO named by the native Mansi.  The incident happened in 1959. There were eight students and one professor/group leader who lost their lives….

 

  • Igor Alekseievich Dyatlov (Игорь Алексеевич Дятлов), the group’s leader, born January 13, 1936
  • Yuri Nikolaievich Doroshenko (Юрий Николаевич Дорошенко), born January 29, 1938
  • Lyudmila Alexandrovna Dubinina (Людмила Александровна Дубинина), born May 12, 1938
  • Yuri (Georgiy) Alexeievich Krivonischenko (Юрий (Георгий) Алексеевич Кривонищенко), born February 7, 1935
  • Alexander Sergeievich Kolevatov (Александр Сергеевич Колеватов), born November 16, 1934
  • Zinaida Alekseevna Kolmogorova (Зинаида Алексеевна Колмогорова), born January 12, 1937
  • Rustem Vladimirovich Slobodin (Рустем Владимирович Слободин), born January 11, 1936
  • Nicolai Vladimirovich Thibeaux-Brignolles (Николай Владимирович Тибо-Бриньоль), born July 8, 1935
  • Semyon (Alexander) Alekseevich Zolotariov (Семён (Александр) Алексеевич Золотарёв), born February 2, 1921

 

Their goal was to reach Otorten who’s name means “Don’t go there.” using a catagory 3 route. (The most diffecult?) Their climb began in the city of  Ivdel in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia on January 25. They drove to Vizhai, the last town befor the clumb were the incredibly lucky  Yuri Yudin dropped out due to illness.

February 1 the team became stranded in the pass due to weather.

Families of the climbers and Mr Yudin demanded a search after the climbers  were eight days late in checking on back at Vizhai.

The search part found more than expected.

What rescuers found was a massacre.

Six days after the search started the search party found the team’s tent, cut from the inside, with no one in it.  Footprints leading to the treeline showed the missing hikers left in their socks, one shoe, or barefoot.  It was here rescuers became a recovery team when they found the first two bodies, Krivonischenko and Doroshenko.

The two were laying under a cedar tree with recently broken branches.  They  were barefoot and in their underwear laying near the remains of a small fire. Their deaths appeared to me caused by hypothermia. (It’s not uncommon for people to strip before death from cold)

Dyatlov, Kolmogorova and Slobodin were found after, their positions indicated they may have been trying to return to camp.Their deaths seemed normal.

The rest weren’t found till May, in their hiding place of a nearby ravine.

Nicolai Thibeaux-Brignolles had a depressed skull fracture. Dubinina and Zolotarev chests were crushed and their  eyes were missing. Dubinina’s tongue was missing.  The internal injuries have no explanation other  “great pressure”.that something stronger than a human did it as the injuries were similar to being hit by a car. Unusually the soft tissues around the broken bones were undamaged.

Official cause of death is “a compelling force.”

Other stuff

Some witnesses say that the last three found had ohysical changes such as oringish skin and white hair. It’s said thay wer also radioactive. No idea how accurate this is.

There are many theories like..

The military

avalanche

aliens.

Kompolen(a protective forest spitit honored by the Mansi)

Yeti or more accurately Almasty

experiment

The Mansi(pretty sure this has been disproven)

Infrasound

a crap load of others.

Sources

This is an awesome site. http://dyatlov.looo.ch/en/p/toc

Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

BHM Feminism

One thing I’ve notices is I don’t see many feminists of color.

By feminist I’m not referring to the stereotype of women wanting special treatment and whining about perceived slights. I’m talking actual, equal  rights.

Black feminism became noticeably popular in the 1960s in response to lack of response to intersectionality. Intersectionality was coined by legal scholar Kimberle Crenshaw in 1989. It argues that sexism, class oppression, gender identity and racism are inextricably bound together.  Something I agree with as it seems like they feed on each other.

Some Famous black feminists are …

Alice Walker. Author of The Color Purple, Pulitzer Prize winner, Activist with Code Pink, an anti-war group,  participant in the Gaza Freedom March, Civil Rights Movement, 1963 March on Washington, Russell Tribunal on Palestine, 2011 Gaza Flotilla, which led to accusations of antisemitism, though her fight isn’t with the Jewish religion but the acts of the Israeli government.She also coined the term Womanism a social change perspective based upon the everyday problems and experiences of black women and other women of minority demographics.

Professor Patricia Collins First black woman to be president of the American Sociological Association(ASA) Her primary concerns is gender within the African American Community.She has authored many books, her best known is Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment,

Toni Cade Bambara a.k.a Miltona Mirkin Cade, author, professor, documentary film maker, activist. Her first book is Gorilla, My Love from there she wrote poetry, screenplays, other works of fiction, anthologies, academic papers. She also was a bog supporter of non-mainstream artists co founding Voices from the gap.  and Southern Collective of African-American Writers. She died of colon cancer in 1995 at the age of 56.

Laverne Cox best know for her roll as Sophia Burnset on Orange is the New Black. She has also been on Law and order SVU, Musical Chairs, Bored to Death, I Want to Work For Diddy, ect. She was the first black trans-person to direct and star in her own show, TRANSform Me. She speaks on trans rights and writes on current affairs for Huffington Post.

Bukola Oriola, Nigerian American journalist. She wrote Imprisoned: The Travails of a Trafficked Victim about her time as a slave.

These are just a few.  Who have you found inspiring.

bhm- King Peggy

vlcsnap-2010-06-15-19h50m07s229Peggieline was born in Ghana and later became a US Citizen in 1997. In 1970 she was hired as a secretary in the Embassy of Ghana, were she still works.

In 2008 Peggieline’s uncle, Amuah-Afenyi V died and rituals were done to find the new king. On the 25th of September 2008 that honor was given to Peggieline. She inherited the title was Amuah-Afenyi VI, Nana of of Tantum(or Otaum). With her title she received  1,000-acre (4.0 km2) family-owned estate and an eight-bedroom palace, and chiefdom of Tantum, a fishing villiage.

Now she spends several weeks a year in the village and will move there on retirement.

She and writer Eleanor Herman have co-written King Peggy (ISBN 978-0-385-53432-1), published in 2012 by Doubleday.

SOurce

King Peggy

Lady King Peggy

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BhM- Hatshepsut

I’m going to profile various black historical figures over this Febuary.

I’m starting with Maatkare Hatshepsut.

This “Foremost of Noble Ladies” was born in 1507 BC to Thutmose I and his primary wife Ahmose in the 18th dynasty of Egypt. Hatshepsut was the primary wife of Thutmose II, with whom she had a daughter, Neferure. Neferure wasn’t the heir though, that honor belonged to Thutmose III, son of Thutmose II and his concubine Iset.

When Thutmose II died Hatshepsut was named co-regent with Thutmose III, due to his age.  Unusually for the time Hatshepsut didn’t kill her nephew to take over, she allowed him to live and lead her armies until her death. Here he was allowed to hone his skills.

During Hatshepsut’s reign Egypt experienced relative peace and much prosperity.  This was due to many factors including her mastery of propaganda, Thutmose’s skills as a commander, and Hatshepsut’s ability to keep everyone busy.

Hatshepsut is responsible for reestablishing trade routes that were cut off by the Hyksos, and establishing trade with Punt.  She built the mortuary temple at Deir el-Bahari, Karnak’s red chapel, restored the Precinct of Mut,built the two largest obelisks in the world,  the Temple of Pakhet, and a crap load of statues.

Hatshepsut’s reign ended on the 22nd year of her reign,when she was 51. It was due to her death.  According to her mummy, that was identified in 2007, Hashepsut died of a bone cancer/diabetes combo, made worse by arthritis and bad teeth.

Sometime after her death, Thutmose III decided to erase her from history for unknown reasons.