Daily Archives: August 20, 2022

Centers of Origin

Aug 20, 2022

The White South Africans Starting Again in the Congo

Journeyman Pictures May 17, 2016

Journey Into The Unknown (1998): White South African farmers risk everything to start a new life in the Congo. ‘

The Congo was once the ‘bread basket of Africa’, and now white South African farmers are selling their homes to build a new life in the DRC. But will this new colony of expats overcome their prejudice and find the land of opportunity they hoped for?


Record rainfall drenches western Austria as firefighters tackle torrential flooding

euronews– Aug 20, 2022

Despite weeks of high temperatures, Austria’s dry ground was unable to absorb heavy flash flooding that fell overnight.

What Russia’s war means for the International Space Station

Apr 13, 2022

Can the US and Russia still collaborate in space?

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The International Space Station has been orbiting above us for the last 20 years. It’s been home to astronauts from more than a dozen different countries — but mostly Americans and Russians. The two former “Space Race” countries control the main parts of the station. The science done there has required close collaboration and so it’s been largely insulated from politics on Earth.

But Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may change that. The two countries have agreed to cooperate through 2024… but after that, the future of the space station is uncertain.

New Zulu king crowned in South Africa despite family feud – BBC News

Aug 20, 2022

After a year-long family feud, Misuzulu ka Zwelithini is finally to be crowned Zulu king in a traditional ceremony in South Africa on Saturday.

The 48-year-old is the son of the previous king, but some royals argue he was not the rightful heir and that the late king’s will was in fact forged.

Thousands of people are expected at Saturday’s traditional coronation at KwaKhangelamankengane Palace, where the king-to-be will enter the sacred cattle kraal to invoke his ancestors before being announced to both the living and the dead as the new Zulu monarch.

He is expected to wear the hide of the lion that he hunted for the royal event, a key feat in proving he is indeed the chosen one. More than 10 cows have been slaughtered in preparation for the festivities.

Why Trump Can’t Declassify Documents About Nuclear Weapons

MSNBC – Aug 11, 2022

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell speaks to national security attorney Bradley Moss about a report from The Washington Post that FBI agents were trying in part to acquire classified documents relating to nuclear weapons when they searched former president Donald Trump’s Florida estate on Monday.

MEGA VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS Shake the World | Countdown to Armageddon

HISTORY– Aug 3, 2022

If we were faced with a volcanic hyper eruption today, could we survive? Find out in this clip from Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End, “Mega Eruption.”

Pence Defends Law Enforcement Amid Mar-a-Lago Search Backlash

NBC News
– Aug 19, 2022

Former Vice President Mike Pence defended law enforcement amid angry fallout over the Mar-a-Lago search. Pence did not answer questions about former President Trump’s criticism of the FBI. Trump’s allies have repeatedly teased at a possible video release of what happened inside the estate during the FBI’s search. One of Trump’s attorneys says that the footage should be made public.

Ex-Trump official says GOP has dissolved into another Trump property

CNN – Aug 19, 2022

Former Trump White House official Gavin Smith joins CNN’s New Day to discuss his recent op-ed ‘To our former Trump world colleagues — this is your moment to finally put America first,’ where he explains why his party needs to move on from Donald Trump.

‘Sad to see’: Adam Kinzinger on GOP pandering for Trump votes

CNN – Aug 19, 2022

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) talks to CNN’s Jake Tapper about how Republicans running for election are leaning on conspiracy theories to appease the party’s pro-Trump base.