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Life is a Myster— History Lesson: The Tweet Heard Around the World, Vengeful Mistresses, Fake Elections

It has been a while but a lot of things have happened in my life since my last post so I had to take a short hiatus. The thing that hasn’t changed though is me bringing my thermos everywhere for coffee now. I might be slightly addicted to the high that comes with filling my thermos and saving one plastic/paper cup at a time.

So who remembers the shot heard around the world history event that we’ve been drilled into since… forever? The battle of lexington which started the Revolutionary War. Well anyway, we are now in the 21st century… and so… it goes, the tweet heard around the world.¬†Some interesting famous tweets that have spurred on some momentous moments. History repeats itself for sure, just in different ways, eh?

Love can be a scary thing. Especially for these Chinese government officials whose mistresses have taken revenge on them.

If only we could travel into the future huh? Seems like it has for Azerbaijan. Their big presidential election on Wednesday was already expected to be rigged with their impediments on free speech. But really? Releasing the voting results before voting even starts? Cmon, that’s a bit much…

There is nothing that horrifies me more than people who are not willing to admit wrongdoings and trangressions that have happened. This Japanese politician told reporters at his weekly press conference Monday that “anyone would understand” the role of “comfort women” when soldiers were risking their lives and you wanted to give them “a rest.”¬†From what I understand, most other Japanese officials do not agree with him. Either way, this continuing pattern of Japanese officials denying horrific things that happened is not new. Do you guys remember when a Japanese mayor denied that the Nanjing massacre even HAPPENED?! seriously, this is just ridiculous.

History. Anyone who doesn’t understand the importance of history just needs to look at these above examples to realize… in fact, history is essential to understanding the current world around us.

Best wishes to all of you out there.

Julie

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