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By grh9674 in Informative       
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  1. The Scorpionfly is not the result of a genetic experiment that placed a scorpion stinger onto a wasp. The stinger is actually part of their genitals. They are not harmful to humans.

  2. Another insect that looks as if it was a genetic experiment combining two different animals. Sorry, it isn`t, it is just nature. The Scorpion-tailed spider is so named because of the female’s strange looking abdomen and in having a “tail” similar to that of a scorpion. Only the female has a tail; the male looks more like an ordinary spider and is much smaller. These creatures are found in Australia and they seem to be completely harmless.

  3. They are called "Orb Weavers" because of the circular webs they spin. The spines on there backs are a protection feature against birds. It is not dangerous to humans.

  4. This animal is closely related to the black widow spider and found is found in Hawaii, where it is known as nananana makaki’i. It is not known to be dangerous to humans in any way. Because it is only found in Hawaii, it is considered endangered because of its limited range and the reduction of its natural habitat.

  5. The Brazilian Treehopper leads solitary life for the most part and prefers to stay away from any sort of interaction with any animal or insect it encounters. Its unusual growths on the thorax make it difficult for predators to swallow it. This is an example of an evolutionary trait to help in its defense against predators.

  6. It is found in Central and also South America. The Hercules Beetle is so called because of its amazing toughness. It has the ability to bring loads up to 850 times its own physical body weight.

  7. The Phasmatodea, an order of insects, whose members are also known as stick insects or stick bugs. Their natural camouflage makes them difficult for predators to detect, but many species have another line of defense in the form spines or toxic secretions.

  8. This odd-looking fly is the Beetle fly. It is also called Beetle-backed fly and can be found in tropical Asia and Africa. As its name implies, it does not look like a fly but looks like a beetle. It is a family of insects of the order Diptera with an estimate of 90 species.

  9. This is one of the largest species of praying mantis, possibly the largest that mimics flowers. The Devils Flower Mantis or Idolomantis diabolica can be found in Africa, most notably in Tanzania.

  10. There are around 1.5 million ants on the planet for every human and over 12,000 different species. One of the more interesting species of ant are the Cephalotes ants, also known as the door-headed ants. These ants make their nests in holes in trees formed by wood boring beetles or abandoned ant hills. Some fave been reported to use this adaptation to "fly" a short distance.

  11. Living in the mountainous of Malaysia, these insects, related to the grasshopper and cricket are the largest of their kind in the world.

  12. A maggot of the Bluebottle Fly is usually born in feces and it is also their first meal.

  13. Found in South America, it’s sharp mandibles they are able to slice a pencil in half and easily tear through human flesh.

  14. Another flying giant insect that is found in the Caribbean and the continent of South America.

  15. They live everywhere except Antarctica. They are named after the large thorn sticking out of their head.

  16. These large, biting flies inhabit much of mid-continental Africa and feed on blood. The bite can transmit the parasite that causes the African Sleeping Sickness.

  17. The giant spider wasp hunts tarantulas as food for its larvae.

  18. They look as they can be destructive. In reality, they are just kindly caterpillars; they do little more than eat and metamorphose into beautiful looking moths.

  19. If eaten, they can be poisonous.

  20. They are not aliens, but bred for thousands of years to produce silk, these are strictly domestic caterpillars and their reproduction does not take place in the wild.

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  1. One---if not the most famous painting in the world, is The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. This famous portrait of Lisa del Giocondo was completed some time between 1503-1519 and currently on display at the Musee du Louvre in Paris.

  2. Edvard Munch painted this on cardboard using oil and pastel. It is known as, The Scream (1893).

  3. Vincent van Gogh painted Starry Night in 1889. The painting came from memory has he shows the view from his room at the sanitarium where has staying at.

  4. The Last Supper was painted by Leonardo da Vinci. This world famous painting is not shown in a museum, but rather covers the back wall of the dining hall at Santa Maria delle Grazie monastery in Milan, Italy

  5. Painted by Raphael and now located in the Vatican, this painting shows famous philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle walking in the middle along with other philosophers.

  6. In the Sistine Chapel, is the painting by Michelangelo of the creation of man.

  7. One of the most expensive paintings ever sold is by Van Gogh. It sold for $71.5 million back in 1998. It shows the artist without his beard.

  8. James McNeill Whistler used only black and grey shades in this portrait of his mother. It is also known as, “Arrangement in Grey and Black. The Artist’s Mother,”

  9. Pablo Picasso is the founder of a style called Cubism. It shows the same picture from different angles.

  10. Diego Valazquez painted Margarita Teresa of Spain as a young child along with the King and Queen of Spain.

  11. Kandinsky is often known as the founder of abstract art, a form that uses shapes and symbols instead of real people. Composition 8 is one of his first paintings.

  12. Picasso painted the bombing of the Spanish city of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.

  13. Rembrandt depicts an entire city moving out led by its captain.

  14. This painting is one of the oldest preserved ones dating back to 1434. It was done by Jan van Eyck and portrays the Italian businessman Giovanni Arnolfini and his pregnant wife.

  15. Diego Rivera, the most popular Mexican painter of the 20th century, shows how a person is struggling to carry a huge flower basket on his back.

  16. Sandro Botticelli painted the emergence of Goddess Venus from the sea.

  17. Vincent Van Gogh

  18. Gustav Klimt

  19. Painted in 1903 by C.M. Coolidge

  20. Not a painting, but a picture of inspiration.

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  1. This conspiracy probably had its beginnings from a book written by Sigmund Freud called, Moses and Monotheism, that states that Moses was actually the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten who ruled ~1353 BC to 1336 BC. In actuality, Akheaten became the first ruler to go with a monolithic idea of god---the idea of only one god. It was not accepted very well.

  2. The conspiracy is that in 1953 Astronomers had made contact with a race of aliens. These Extraterrestrials made contact with the United States and warned about a previous group of aliens. In 1954 President Eisenhower is said to have been involved in meetings with these Extraterrestrials. They offered to help us in technological advances and achieve greater spiritual awakening, but requested the United States disarm all its nuclear weapons. The request was denied and Eisenhower became very suspicious.
    A meeting later in 1954, was setup with Eisenhower and "Grey" aliens, (the other aliens) and a deal was reached which was called the "Grenada Treaty" This treaty stated that we would keep the presence of the Greys on earth secret and that they would exchange us with advanced technology. It also allowed the "Greys" to abduct humans for research.

  3. There was said to have been a great war between two technologically advanced groups of beings in the history of our solar system and this war resulted in the destruction of a planet called Tiamat. 1/2 of Tiamat became the Asteroid Belt while the other 1/2 became Earth.

  4. The Vatican Library is open to the public, but in the library it is said that there are secret archives that only a few people have access to. There are ancient books from around the world as well as many of the texts from ancient Alexandria before it burned down that are also stored in these vaults. The locations are so secret that some popes had no knowledge of them. Many writings are not included in the New Testament. There are writings on ancient occult magic and alchemy that would show the true hidden knowledge that the church keeps from its members.

  5. There are those that believe people that rule countries are actually a shape shifting reptile race of extraterrestrials from the star Alpha Draconis in the Draco constellation.

  6. The history books say that Adolf Hitler committed suicide on April 30, 1945, however, there are many of people who don't believe this and think that he faked his death. They believe that Hitler had a stand-in and that this stand-in was the one that was found death in the bunker in Germany. Some people say he went to Barcelona Spain, and then eventually ended up in South America, with aid from the Catholic Church.

  7. On July 4, 1776 the founding fathers of America sat debating whether or not to sign the Declaration of Independence, a declaration of war against England. A voice came from the balcony saying, "God has given America to be free!" With that they signed the Declaration of Independence. Afterwards they went to check on who said this, but found nobody. to this day, nobody knows who this was.

  8. A secret government operation known as The Montauk Projectwhich, was a set experiments dealing with time travel as well as mind control. It was located in Montauk, New York where it is said they worked with technology given to them from extraterrestrial groups from Orion and Sirius A.

  9. In 1943, the US Navy named a project The Philadelphia Experiment to test Einstein's Unified Field Theory, in an effort to bend space-time. It is said that the U.S.S. Eldridge ship completely disappeared, was transported 200 miles into Norfolk, Virginia, and then later reappeared back in its original location.

  10. The Treaty of 1213 is a treaty that was created between King John of England and Pope Innocent III on October 3, 1213. This treaty assigned all the land of England over to the Pope - the Catholic Church.

  11. The most talked about aspect of the Great Seal is the pyramid with the missing chief cornerstone at the top with the "All Seeing Eye" at the top of it.

  12. The Knights Templar are known as the military and financial wing of the Vatican throughout the Crusades of the 1100s and into the 1300s. It is officially stated that the Knights Templar officially ceased to exist in 1312. However, it is said in Germany the Knights Templar went on to become the Teutonic Knights who eventually went on to become the Teutonic Order which went on to provide political support for Adolf Hitler.

  13. Simply thought that way because of all the violence and corruption caused.

  14. There is a conspiracy, heightened by the book, "Holy Blood Holy Grail", and then brought out with the movie the Da Vinci Code. Many believe that Jesus was actually married to Mary Magdeline and then his bloodline was brought over to France where the descendants went on to become the Merovingians.

  15. Many of the art and design throughout the airport is full of masonic and "New World Order" themes.

  16. Skull & Bones is a secret fraternal order operating out of Yale University in Connecticut. It is said to one of the most influential bodies when it comes to politics. Both John Kerry and George W. Bush were members of Skull & Bones.
    Skull & Bones is said to be a branch of the Illuminati. It is also said that Skull & Bones members practice Satanic rituals and go through Satanic initiations to become members.

  17. The British Royal Family and Rothschilds, such as Lord Palmeston, Giuseppe Mazzini, Albert Pike and George Peabody, were manipulating both the North and the South states to create a civil war so they could take over the divided nation.

  18. Governments using DNA and genetic manipulation to create a super race of humans.

  19. Because they say the Earth is overpopulated, some people believe that the people in power are planning depopulation on a mass global scale. They will point out the many methods that are currently in use such as: war, deadly drugs, viruses such as AIDS, abortion, euthanasia and all the additives and chemicals put in our food and water.

  20. The goal of the Illuminati is to operate behind the scenes without people knowing who or what is controlling it.

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  1. The first ancient Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC. The ancient Games included running, long jump, shot put, javelin, boxing, pankration (an ancient sport combining boxing and wrestling) and equestrian events. The first Olympic champion was a cook named Coroebus. He won the only event–a 192-meter footrace called the stade. The games began as a way to honor Zeus and the other gods of Olympus.

  2. The modern use of the Olympic Flame began in the 1936 Berlin Games. Around 3,330 runners brought the flame through Greece, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Germany. Greek rituals also included torch relays, although this was not actually part of the Ancient Olympic Games. Today, the Olympic flame is lit in front of the ruins of the Temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece. The flame emphasizes the connection between the ancient games and the modern ones.
    https://youtu.be/hl4Ly6bWNzE

  3. Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima lights the Olympic cauldron with the Olympic torch on August 5, 2016.

  4. Athletes from around the world gather in Maracana Stadium for the opening day celebrations.

  5. The ceremonial flames burn to signify the opening of 2016 Summer Olympics.

  6. Athletes from around the world gather together on the floor of the stadium to watch a beautiful fireworks display to set off the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

  7. Gold medallist Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland, broke her own world record in the women's hammer, setting a new distance of 82.29m - the sixth time she has set a new record in the event.

  8. Michael Phelps collected more Olympic medals than any person before. He has a total of 28 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time record for 23 Olympic gold medals, making him the most successful athlete of the Olympic Games. In the 2016 Olympic Games, he won 5 more gold and one silver medal. He has said that he is now retiring.

  9. Ethiopian runner Almaz Ayana ran in the 10,000-meter woman`s race. Her time of 29 minutes, 17.45, shattered the record by 14.33 seconds. The 1993 record was held by China's Wang Junxia.

  10. Usain Bolt from Jamaica had time to turn and smile during his 100 meter semi-final victory. He later won the final in a time of 9.81 seconds. It was his third 100 meter victory in three Olympic Games.

  11. Wayde van Niekerk from South Africa set a world record in the 400 meter race, beating the 17 year old record of Michael Johnson by 0.15 seconds.

  12. Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas stumbled as she came towards the finish and dove over the line in the 400 meter final. By diving over the finish line (which is legal) she edged the world champion Allyson Felix from America to win in 49.44 seconds.

  13. Nick Skelton is 58 years old and is Britain's second-oldest Olympic gold medallist when he won the individual show jumping event. Joshua Milner was 61 in 1908.

  14. Usain Bolt has won nine Olympic medals from three Olympic Games. He won in the 100 meter, the 200 meter and the 4x100 meter relay. It has become to be known as the "triple triple."

  15. New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin and USA's Abbey D'Agostino collided on the track during the 5,000 meter race. The ladies gave up any chance of winning a medal by helping each other up to finish the race. They should receive a gold medal for true sportsmanship.

  16. Katie Ledecky shattered her own world record in the 800-meter freestyle. The win gave her four gold medals. Three individual medals to go along with the silver she won as part of the 4x100 freestyle relay in Brazil.

  17. Brianna Rollins won the gold, Nia Ali the silver and Kristi Castlin took the bronze. This was the first time in Olympic history that a nation won all three medals in the 100 meter race.

  18. Allyson Felix became the first woman in track & field history to obtain five gold medals.

  19. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was at the Olympics closing ceremony as the Nintendo game character Super Mario offered a sneak preview at Tokyo's plans for the 2020 games.

  20. Closing ceremonies for one the most spectacular Olympics ever.

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By grh9674 in Informative       
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  1. Before we begin, let`s have a little song and dance for Mr. Trump.

  2. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." This was the spark that began the Trumps controversial statements.

  3. Speaking of Senator John Mccain, "He's not a war hero. He is a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured." Trump tried to clarify his remarks but did not apologize. "If a person is captured, they're a hero as far as I'm concerned. . . ."

  4. After the first Republican debate, Trump was upset by the way Megyn Kelly treated him and said, "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her, wherever." Trump attempted to clarify the remark on Twitter.
    "Re Megyn Kelly quote: 'you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever' (NOSE). Just got on w/thought" Trump also responded that he was not referring to a menstrual cycle of a woman.

  5. Trump said, "I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering." When confronted by George Stepanopoulos about this, Trump replied by saying, “There were people that were cheering on the other side of New Jersey, where you have large Arab populations. They were cheering as the World Trade Center came down..." While some Muslims were cheering overseas, there has never been any evidence to support Trump`s claim of Muslims cheering in New Jersey.

  6. Speaking about the terrorism issue, Trump said this, "Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on..." This brought a great deal of controversy, because he would ban people from coming into the country just because of their religion.

  7. "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot people and I wouldn't lose voters," This came about to show he is so popular with the voters. What does this imply about his supporters?

  8. Waterboarding is form of torture now banned by the U.S.A. During a Republican debate Trump stated, "In the Middle East, we have people chopping the heads off Christians, we have people chopping the heads off many other people. We have things that we have never seen before -- as a group, we have never seen before, what's happening right now. The medieval times -- I mean, we studied medieval times -- not since medieval times have people seen what's going on. I would bring back waterboarding and I'd bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding."

  9. "I saw him. He was, you know, very emotional. And probably looked like -- a nice guy to me. His wife, if you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably -- maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say." Trump insinuated that Ghazala Khan had stood silently by her husband onstage because her Muslim faith does not encourage her to speak up. The mother explained that she was too distraught to speak with a huge photo of her son behind her. This brought an onslaught of negativity towards Trump.

  10. Trump is currently facing three separate lawsuits. Two in California and one in New York. The New York attorney general has made no doubt about his feelings about Trump University`s class action lawsuits, when he said, "It's fraud. This is straight up fraud." While the trial (if there is one) will not occur until November, this could become an issue in the election.

  11. Judge Gonzalo Curiel,is the judge overseeing the fraud case against Trump University in San Diego. Trump feels he is being treated unfairly in the matter of his lawsuit by the judge because he is a "hater" and "Hispanic." Trump says it because of his comments about Mexicans and that he is building a wall. The judge was born in Indiana, but his parents are from Mexico. For more information on this, here is a link: http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/article/2016/jun/08/donald-trumps-ra...

  12. Trump claims that he is the only one that can bring back the growth in the economy. However, he has gone bankrupt 4 times .

  13. Trump considers himself as a winner. He is known for bringing up past mistakes of other people. Shouldn`t other people remind him of his past mistakes?

  14. Trump was accused of mimicking a New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski, who has arthrogryposis, a chronic condition that limits his arm motion. While moving his arms around in a mocking way, Trump said, “You oughta see this guy – ‘uh, I don’t know what I said, uh, I don’t remember,’” Trump denies this and claims he never knew of the disability. The reporter and others have said that Trump has been interviewed by him and it would be hard to forget the disability.

  15. Throughout Trump`s campaign, violence has erupted many times at his rallies. Those protesting him have been beaten and thrown out. Trump has said he would pay the legal fees of any of his supporters that gets in trouble for doing this. The man in the picture above man was attacked at a Trump rally in Alabama for shouting “Black lives matter,” Trump called the man obnoxious and said, “maybe he should have been roughed up.” At the time of the fight, he was shouting, “Get him out of here. Throw him out!”

  16. There are many other accusations against Trump. Some include using undocumented Polish workers on his construction projects. Not paying workers or contractors. Constantly being sued for violating state laws concerning operations of his casinos. Trying to evict tenants by turning off their utilities. Plus many more. Should these issues be looked into since he will be representing the American people if elected to the office of The President of the United States?

  17. "There should be surveillance on US mosques." Trump believes Muslims should be tracked by law enforcement as a counter-terrorism initiative. This will bring up a many issues dealing with the rights of people given by our Constitution.

  18. Since ISIS mingles in with the civilian population will the deaths of innocent children bother Trump as long as he can kill the people belonging to ISIS? The main ideology of ISIS is to bring about Judgment Day --- the end of the world. It comes from a prophecy from Muhammad and as we have seen, the members and supporters of ISIS are not afraid to give up their lives. Where all the money come from to "bomb the hell out of ISIS"????

  19. The idea of sending illegal aliens back home sounds interesting. However we should ask how will this be paid for? How will it be done? What about those that are just waiting to become citizens, have a job, pay taxes and became "illegal" because of mistakes made? The BBC estimates $114,000,000,000 will be needed to accomplish this idea.

  20. Every year we see reports of the rising temperatures around the world. Climate change should not even be debated, it is happening right in front of our eyes. However, Trump has dismissed climate change science as a "hoax."

  21. Trump said it would be better if Japan and south Korea would not rely that much on the United States for military defense and should build their own nuclear weapons. He added this, "Nuclear war between Japan and North Korea may be terrible but it would be pretty quick." Trump needs to be briefed in what happens during a nuclear exchange.

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  1. Even though Trump said he regrets "saying the wrong thing" at times, he did not specify what he said that would be considered wrong. If this quote is an actual apology, why would he now change his way of never apologizing?

  2. Discussing the Iraq war Trump has said, “"I was among the earliest to criticize the rush to war (in Iraq), and yes, even before the war ever started." Yet, in September of 2002 during an interview with radio "shock jock" Howard Stern, Trump was asked if he was for the invasion of Iraq, Trump responded, "Yeah, I guess so." Even though Trump sounded hesitant in his answer and did change his mind later, the point is that he did support the invasion at one time.
    Here is a short clip of the comment----------- https://youtu.be/PFZRHUG0dlU

  3. While saying the problem of ISIS was caused by President Obama and Mrs. Clinton`s way of withdrawing the troops from Iraq, Trump told CNN (March 16, 2007) that the US should “declare victory and leave, because I’ll tell you, this country is just going to get further bogged down. They’re in a civil war over there.”

    Here is a video on how he would have done it----- https://youtu.be/4SmJx53Yn2k

  4. Something that Trump never mentions, is why we left Iraq. The reason was that George W. Bush, finalized the Status of Forces Agreement. It was for the withdrawal of all American troops by the end of 2011.

  5. “I had previously said that NATO was obsolete because it failed to deal adequately with terrorism. Since my comments, they have changed their policy and now have a new division focused on terror threats.” This was said by Trump in Youngstown, Ohio on August 15, 2016. However, since 2004, NATO had a program for the defense against terrorism. In July, after months of negotiations with member nations, NATO decided to increase their efforts in Syria and Iraq, long before Trump made this statement.

    Here is a link to NATO`s plan which was in place since 2004. http://www.nato.int/nato_static_fl2014/assets/pdf/pdf_2014_10/20151029_1...

  6. One of Trump`s most controversial statements was that Obama and Clinton were the founders of ISIS. He was given many opportunities to clarify his comment, but he said that he actually means it. A few days later, he said he was being sarcastic. The group's roots are in the group that was known as, al Qaeda in Iraq and started in 2004 by Jordanian Islamist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. It was a major player in the insurgency against the US-led forces that invaded Iraq. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed by US forces in 2006. The current leader of ISIS is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has a PhD in Islamic Studies.
    https://youtu.be/PfOP_JwnOvM

  7. One of the reasons for Trumps low numbers in the polls is because of the little support from African-Americans. The other night, he asked the African-Americans what they would have to lose if they voted for him. He promised to help them better than the Democrats have, but never got into the specifics of how he will do it. The new Donald Trump is standing along side the African-Americans. Yet, in Trump`s past, he has been sued by the Department of Justice for housing discrimination.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/29/donald-trump-blacks-lawsuit_n_8...

  8. Trump has stated in his speech at the Republican convention that, “America is one of the highest-taxed nations in the world.” The top income tax rate in the United States is 39.6 percent. That ranked 33rd highest on a list of the top rates in 116 nations compiled this year by KPMG, an international tax advisory corporation. The bottom income tax rate in the U.S. is 10 percent. Forty-one countries have higher bottom rates, according to data on 157 nations and territories.---This information is found here----------------------------------------------------------------------------------http://www.politifact.com/virginia/statements/2015/oct/20/donald-trump/t... --
    Here is a link showing countries and their rankings ---- -http://money.cnn.com/infographic/economy/taxes-for-34-countries-ranked/

  9. The "New Trump" should show the evidence of this statement: "I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down," he said at a Nov. 21 rally in Birmingham, Ala. "And I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering." It seems as if the entire story Trump made up has been forgotten.

  10. Dealing with the economy, Trump has been hard on those businesses that have left the United States to produce their product abroad. He has threatened harsh retaliations for those companies that continue this practice. However, let`s see where some of his products are made. His shirts and ties are made in Bangladesh and China. He also has businesses in other countries. Virtually all of his daughter Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessory line for women is made outside the U.S. Trump's wife, Melania, who is also in the fashion business, has a jewelry line with QVC. The jewelry is produced in China. Will the "New Trump" bring his businesses here to the U.S.?
    Here is a Clinton campaign ad about Trump and his businesses that produce outside of the country. ----
    https://youtu.be/U8qUhXzr43o

  11. The "New Trump" has said his economic plan will bring prosperity to the people of the country, because he is a great business man. We all know of his bankruptcies and other failed businesses, but now there is a new problem with the Trump Empire. The New York Times has just completed an extensive investigation has found that the Trump organization has, at least, $650 million in debts and that companies they’ve partnered with have at least $1.95 billion in loans. However, just as Trump explained that in his bankruptcies he actually made money, this should in no way affect his personal wealth. Only those businesses will be affected. The "New Trump" has to show he can handle the economics of the country.

  12. Despite the pleas from the Governor of Louisiana not to come to the disaster area, Trump showed up. The governor asked this because they would have to suspend some rescue missions to ensure Trump`s safety. "Donald Trump hasn’t called the governor to inform him of his visit," a spokesman for Edwards' office said in a statement Thursday evening. "We welcome him to LA but not for a photo-op. Instead we hope he’ll consider volunteering or making a sizable donation to the LA Flood Relief Fund to help the victims of the storm." Trump did donate an 18-wheeler full of supplies to the victims and spent 49 seconds handing them out.
    http://www.mediaite.com/online/watch-donald-trump-spend-exactly-49-secon...

  13. We all heard the comment from Trump that he did not consider Senator John McCain a war hero because he was captured. In May of 2016, Donald Trump told Don Imus that he doesn’t regret suggesting Sen. John McCain isn’t a war hero last summer. “You know frankly, I like John McCain, and John McCain is a hero. Also, heroes are people that are, you know, whether they get caught or don’t get caught — they’re all heroes as far as I’m concerned. And that’s the way it should be.”
    He added: “I like not to regret anything… You know after I said that, my poll numbers went up seven points.”

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  1. The Normans from France were the first to build castles that were made of dirt and wood. they were called, Motte and Bailey Castles. The term motte and bailey castle comes from Norman French words for mound and enclosed land.

  2. In the Romanian countryside, is the 12th century fortress of Prince Vlad Dracul, also known as Vlad the Impaler. It was the setting of Bram Stoker's 1897 horror novel, Dracula.

  3. Neuschwanstein Castle is a nineteenth-century palace built on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. It was built as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner by Ludwig II of Bavaria. The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the king.

  4. Caerlaverock Castle has that familiar castle surrounded by a moat look. It was first built in the 13th century. It is located on the southern coast of Scotland, on the edge of the Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve. Caerlaverock was a stronghold of the Maxwell family from the 13th century until the 17th century when the castle was abandoned.

  5. Hohensalzburg Castle is translated into English as, "High Salzburg Fortress." The castle sits atop the Festungsberg, a small hill in the Austrian city of Salzburg. It is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe.

  6. Eltz Castle, or the German translation, Burg Eltz, is a medieval castle that was built in the hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier, Germany. It is still owned by a branch of the same family (the Eltz family) that lived there in the 12th century,

  7. The Château de Suscinio or de Susinio is a French castle, built in beginning of the 13th century. It is a moated castle and was the residence of the Dukes of Brittany. It is located in the commune of Sarzeau in the département of Morbihan, near the coast of the Atlantic ocean. It was designed to be a place of leisure.The castle was fortified and enlarged, at the end of 14th century, when the heirs of the duchy had to fight to keep their lands.

  8. Hohenwerfen Castle (German: Burg Hohenwerfen) stands above the Austrian town of Werfen. The castle is surrounded by the Berchtesgaden Alps. The castle was built between 1075 and 1078 by the order of Archbishop Gebhard of Salzburg. Formerly the castle belonged to the Habsburg family of Austria , currently, their relatives The House of Sforza, Count Andreis reside within it.

  9. Burghausen Castle in Burghausen, Upper Bavaria, is the longest castle complex in the world.

  10. The castle's history started in the Middle Ages when a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Pena was built on the top of the hill above Sintra. According to tradition, construction occurred after an apparition of the Virgin Mary.

  11. One of the most famous castles in the world is Windsor Castle. It is the residence of the Roayal Family od England. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion of England by William the Conqueror. Windsor Castle is owned by Queen Elizabeth II

  12. A moated castle near Robertsbridge in East Sussex, England. It was built in 1385.

  13. Hohenzollern Castle is the ancestral seat of the imperial House of Hohenzollern. It has gone through 3 changes since first constructed in the 11th century. The final castle was built between 1846 and 1867. It is the most visited castle in Germany.

  14. The Alcázar of Segovia began as an Arab fort, which itself was built on a Roman fort. It has served as a royal palace, a state prison, a Royal Artillery College and a military academy since then. It is currently used as a museum and a military archives building.

  15. Le Mont-Saint-Michel or Saint Michael's Mount, is an island commune in Normandy, France.The island has held strategic fortifications since ancient times and since the 8th century AD has been the seat of the monastery from which it draws its name. According to legend, the archangel Michael appeared in 708 to Aubert of Avranches, the bishop of Avranches, and instructed him to build a church on the rocky islet. Aubert repeatedly ignored the angel's instruction until Michael burned a hole in the bishop's skull with his finger.

  16. Camelot the castle associated with the legendary King Arthur. Most scholars regard it as being entirely fictional. It brings up the stories of The Knights of the Round Table. However, no direct evidence has been provided to show it actually existed.

  17. The castle has a long association with legends related to King Arthur. Local tradition, founded largely on the writings of Geoffrey of Monmouth in his twelfth-century History of the Kings of Britain, claims this is the birthplace of King Arthur. The ruins of the castle, dates back to the twelfth or thirteenth centuries.

  18. Truly beautiful----but eventually, it will be washed into the sea

  19. A wonderful form of art.

  20. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world. From its beginnings in the 9th century, the castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. It is the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic.

  21. Might be a difficult castle to defend. Here is the story behind this small castle------http://anitasnotebook.com/travelstories/the-smallest-castle-in-the-world/

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  1. Just a small fraction of the stars that are in our Milky Way Galaxy

  2. The reflection of the colors from water is breathtaking

  3. 7 separate waterfalls, each a sister to the other

  4. it is not a scene from the Wizard of Oz

  5. Such a peaceful scene from what was once a war torn country

  6. We can see how it got its name.

  7. A lenticular cloud is a lens-shaped cloud that normally develops on the downwind side of a mountain or mountain range. This occurs when stable, moist air flows over a mountain, creating a series of oscillating waves.

  8. From the green pastures to the top of the mountains in a spectacular view.

  9. imagine being in the lighthouse at that time.

  10. The water is so clear, it looks like the boats are floating.

  11. Ever wonder how a cave formed up there?

  12. Didn`t take much thought into naming this. lol

  13. Mammatus are most often associated with the anvil cloud and also severe thunderstorms. They often extend from the base of a cumulonimbus, but may also be found under altocumulus, altostratus, stratocumulus, and cirrus clouds, as well as volcanic ash clouds.

  14. And with this, i say good night.

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