November 20, 2016: Syrian regime forces pounded eastern Aleppo Sunday with airstrikes killing around 300 people. It was the heaviest bombardment since the war began. - CNN
December 6, 2016: “Syria's army and allies closed in on areas near Aleppo's Old City on Tuesday, looking closer than ever to achieving their most important victory of the five-year civil war by driving rebels out of their last urban stronghold.” - Angus McDowall, John Davison, Stephanie Nebehay/ Reuters
February 11, 2016: The death toll from the civil war in Syria (which began in 2011, was at approximately) 470,000 (children, women, and men). -- New York Times
Please see 8/7/16 blog: "Barrel bombs reportedly used by the Syrian Air Force..."
"Near Cannon Ball, North Dakota: Celebrations, tears of joy, chanting and drumming rang out among thousands of protesters at the Standing Rocksite after the Army Corp of Engineers announced it will look for an alternate route for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota." - Caroline Kenny, Gregory Krieg, Sara Sidner, Max Blau/ CNN
"For months, members of the Sioux tribe and their supporters have camped out, fighting the pipeline they say could be hazardous and damage the water supply of their reservation nearby." - Reuters
Change the route of the pipeline through Lakota territory, the Sioux were there first.
12/10: Passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified on December 6, 1865, the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States. The 13th amendment, which formally abolished slavery in the United States, passed the Senate on April 8, 1864, and the House on January 31, 1865." - - ourdocuments.gov
Please see blog of 12/9/15 (carbuncle moon)
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