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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Brreaking news-3 - Persectives. From heroes to traitors to heroes

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      hoax   a deliberately fabricated falsehood               made to masquerade as the truth.
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=== News ====
        in a postmodern era.

Piece 1.   Colonialism. Asian controlled shores
           Guardian news - 9 December 16
 From traitors to heroes 
President revokes colonial-era order and declares 19 leaders of 1818 uprising ‘patriotic war heroes’ who fought for freedom in Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon.
     The Great Rebellion of 1817–1818, also known as the 1818 Uva rebellion, was the third Kandyan War with the British.

Image result for Keppetipola Disawe heroeA group of Sri Lankans who rebelled against British colonial rule in India have been celebrated as war heroes, almost 200 years after they were condemned as traitors and executed.  Ceylon was ruled by Britain from 1815 to 1948, when it regained independence. 

The group of 19 included one of the leaders of the 1818 rebellion, Keppetipola Disawe, who was beheaded. His unusually shaped skull was then brought back to the UK and placed in a medical museum in Edinburgh, and only returned after official requests in 1954.
  • Keppetipola Disawe  was surrounded by British troops: he came out to meet them, identified himself, and surrendered. He and other leaders of the rebellion were found guilty of high treason and sentenced to death. Keppetipola is now regarded as a national hero, and when his skull was finally returned it was enshrined in an urn and buried marked by a memorial pillar in Kandy.

Piece 2.
    truth lies ahead of our mental abilities
       NYTimes news - 1st January

Czech Fake News Watchdog Kicks Off Operations
PRAGUE — A Czech unit set up to combat fake news ahead of the country's two crucial elections starts operations on Sunday.
The Center Against Terrorism and Hybrid Threats, an analytical section of the Interior Ministry, plans to rebut disinformation that could be spread with the aim of manipulating elections.
Czechs will likely pick their lawmakers in October. The presidential election is coming up in early 2018. President Milos Zeman, known for his pro-Russian stance, aged 72, has yet to announce whether he plans to run for re-election.
Interior Ministry says that its new section has neither "a button to turn off the internet" nor the right to remove content from the cyberspace.

A Czech-language hoax alleging that a terrorist attack had happened in Prague made the rounds online in July 2016 using this image.
A Czech-language hoax alleging that a terrorist attack had happened in Prague made the rounds online in July 2016 using this image.

Piece 3.  potentially mind-controlled “shooters.” 
      Alaska Adn news - 9th January
Anchorage police returned gun to Florida shooting suspect after his ‘mental health crisis’
FBI Special Agent Marlin Ritzman addresses the media Saturday at Anchorage Police Department headquarters about the investigation into Florida airport shooting suspect Esteban Santiago, who is an Anchorage resident. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Iraq war veteran was accused of killing five people at Fort Lauderdale airport.  The 26-year-old suspect, Esteban Santiago, had a history of acting erratically (four misconduct acts in 2016) and investigators are probing whether mental illness played a role in America's latest mass shooting. 
  • Santiago was deployed to Iraq with the Puerto Rico National Guard from April 2010 to February 2011.
Authorities have said Santiago walked into an FBI office in Anchorage in November last year behaving erratically, and that he was turned over to local police who took him to a medical facility for a mental evaluation. A federal law enforcement official told Reuters that Santiago told the agents in Alaska his mind was being controlled by a U.S. intelligence agency, and that it was ordering him to watch videos made by the Islamic State militant group.
When city police officers arrived at the FBI building downtown, they were told by agents that Santiago was "asking for help" and was having "terroristic thoughts and believed he was being influenced by ISIS."
Santiago "had a loaded magazine on him" but left his firearm in his vehicle before contacting agents

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