Archive for February 12th, 2018

Maldives: Ex-leader, judges wanted to overthrow government

on February 12, 2018, 6:10 AM / in International News

Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka –  Maldives officials are accusing two arrested Supreme Court justices and a former president of plotting to overthrow the government. They say police have found more than $200,000 in suspicious money in searches since a state of emergency was declared last week in the tourist haven. A presidential statement Sunday said ex-President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom […]

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Afghan officials: Taliban killed 16 pro-government fighters

on February 12, 2018, 6:09 AM / in International News

By RAHIM FAIEZ | Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan –  Afghan local officials have confirmed an attack over the weekend in southern Helmand province, saying the Taliban there killed 16 pro-government militiamen. Two officials in Helmand say the attack took place on Saturday night. They say the attackers targeted a checkpoint belonging to the pro-government militiamen in Gareshk district. The two officials […]

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February 12th in History

February 12th in History

on February 12, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 322 days remaining until the end of the year (323 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Damian of Alexandria Julian the Hospitaller February 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Darwin Day (International) Georgia Day (Georgia) Lincoln’s Birthday (United States) National Freedom to Marry Day, unofficial (United […]

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Undigested Knowledge

Undigested Knowledge

on February 12, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.  John 8:31 In his book on language, British diplomat Lancelot Oliphant (1881–1965) observed that many students give correct answers on tests but fail to put those lessons into practice. “Such undigested knowledge is of little use,” declared Oliphant. Author Barnabas Piper noticed a parallel in his own life: “I […]

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Quote for Today: February 12th

Quote for Today: February 12th

on February 12, 2018, 5:30 AM / in History, People

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in an apartment on the second floor of a commercial building in Tampico, Illinois on February 6, 1911, the son of […]

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