July 7 in history
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"A lot of people are not crossing the Mediterranean because they are fleeing conflict...they are coming from countries which are just plain poor........"
But there now fell upon France a new and frightful misfortune. Since the beginning of December there had been a hard and almost unbroken frost. On January 6, after a brief thaw, it set in again with a bitterness so intense that two days later the rivers of France, even the Rhone, one of the most rapid rivers in Europe, were almost completely covered with ice. All the canals of Venice were frozen, and the mouth of the Tagus at Lisbon. Masses of ice appeared in the Channel and the North Sea. Communications between England and Holland were suspended; Harwich and the Dutch ports were ice-bound. Olives and vines split asunder. Cattle and sheep perished in great numbers. The game died in the forests, the rabbits in their burrows. From January 25 to February 6 there was an interval of snow followed by a few days’ thaw, and then another month, until March 6, of extraordinary cold. Thereafter gradually the weather became less severe. Thus this almost glacial period lasted into the fourth month. On February 4 it was known at Versailles that the seed corn was dead in the ground. . .But never forget that the industrial revolution and a warming world is a disaster for humanity.
Their sufferings were extreme. In Paris the death-rate doubled. . . In the countryside the peasantry subsisted on herbs or roots or flocked in despair into the famishing towns. Brigandage was widespread. Bands of starving men, women, and children roamed about in desperation.
“In October 2011, I suggested in a message to my followers on Twitter that Crosby Textor had introduced push polling to Australia. I acknowledge that this claim is untrue. Crosby Textor’s business has not commenced at the time of the events I had in mind........"
The Islamist arrested for Friday’s terror attack on a factory in France has told police that he beheaded his boss in a car park after the victim had reprimanded him for dropping a box of valuable electronic equipment two days earlier.
Participants in previous flotillas trying to get to the Gaza Strip have been arrested, detained, deported and even killed by Israeli forces.No explanation as to why they might have been killed? I remember this incident and sure enough, the so called activists were killed because they attacked the Israeli boarding party with knives. They were dumber even than our two Maoris. Took bloody knives to a gunfight.