THE ARMY IS PREPPING FOR BATTLES IN MEGACITIES

According to Army Times, our Army is now concentrating on fighting in ‘megacities’ of 20 million or more people against “criminal and extremist groups” who can “influence the lives of the population while undermining the authority of the state.”

“It is inevitable that at some point the United States Army will be asked to operate in a megacity and currently the Army is ill-prepared to do so,” reported Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno’s Strategic Studies Group.

The military isn’t allowed to serve as police on American soil, but once the jihadists Obama has been bringing into the U.S. via our open border commits serious acts of terror, expect that to be thrown out the window as America has already been declared a ‘battlefield’ per S.1867, or the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

There are the largest cities as of 2015.

Rank Megacity Country Continent Population
1 Tokyo Japan Japan Asia 37,900,000
2 Delhi India India Asia 26,580,000
3 Seoul South Korea South Korea Asia 26,100,000
4 Shanghai China China Asia 25,400,000
5 Mumbai India India Asia 23,920,000
6 Mexico City Mexico Mexico North America 22,200,000
7 Beijing China China Asia 21,650,000
8 Sao Paulo Brazil Brazil South America 21,390,000
9 Jakarta Indonesia Indonesia Asia 20,500,000
10 New York City United States United States North America 20,300,000
11 Karachi Pakistan Pakistan Asia 20,290,000
12 Osaka Japan Japan Asia 20,260,000
13 Manila Philippines Philippines Asia 20,040,000
14 Cairo Egypt Egypt Africa 18,810,000
15 Dhaka Bangladesh Bangladesh Asia 18,250,000
16 Los Angeles United States United States North America 17,900,000
17 Moscow Russia Russia Europe 16,900,000
18 Buenos Aires Argentina Argentina South America 16,500,000
19 Kolkata India India Asia 16,240,000
20 London United Kingdom United Kingdom Europe 15,800,000
21 Bangkok Thailand Thailand Asia 15,350,000
22 Lagos Nigeria Nigeria Africa 15,210,000
23 Istanbul Turkey Turkey Europe/Asia 14,800,000
24 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Brazil South America 14,500,000
25 Tehran Iran Iran Asia 13,700,000
26 Guangzhou China China Asia 12,700,000
27 Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of Congo Africa 12,500,000
28 Shenzhen China China Asia 12,250,000
29 Lahore Pakistan Pakistan Asia 11,580,000
30 Rhine-Ruhr Germany Germany Europe 11,350,000
31 Tianjin China China Asia 11,000,000
32 Bengaluru India India Asia 10,820,000
33 Paris France France Europe 10,770,000
34 Chennai India India Asia 10,350,000
35 Hyderabad India India Asia 10,100,000

History

2012 in architecture

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The year 2012 in architecture involved some significant events. 

 

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Tokyo Skytree

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British media say woman, 82, beheaded at London house

(Reuters) – An elderly woman was found beheaded at a house in a north London suburb on Thursday, British media reported, in an incident that police said did not appear to be terrorist related.

Officers said they were called to the house in Edmonton following reports of a man armed with a knife, and found the woman’s body in the garden. She was named as 82-year-old Palmira Silva who detectives believe is of Italian descent.

“Whilst it is too early to speculate on what the motive behind this attack was I am confident, based on the information currently available to me, that it is not terrorist related,” said Detective Chief Inspector John Sandlin who is leading the investigation.

He declined to confirm reports that the woman had been beheaded, or say what weapon was used in the attack.

Police said a man, 25, had been arrested on suspicion of murder by armed officers at the scene after they used a stun gun. One officer suffered a suspected broken wrist during the arrest.

Earlier, there was an attempt to attack two other people at a house on the same street but they escaped unharmed.

The reported nature of the killing had prompted speculation that the murder might be a terrorism incident after last year’s gruesome murder of a British soldier in London, and the recent release of videos by Islamic State jihadists showing two U.S. journalists being beheaded apparently by a British national.

“This is was a highly visible attack in broad daylight on a residential street,” said Sandlin in a statement. “I can understand why this may cause people concern, however we are confident that we are not looking for anyone else at this stage.”

(Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison and Dominic Evans)

 

Prince George of Cambridge

 

 

World famous astrologer Philip Levine, founder in 1985 of Sirius Astrological Services, told me in an exclusive interview that the new Royal baby is definitely a complete Cancerian. “Very Cancer (4 planets; none in Leo), but just barely Cancer (29 degrees, 58 minutes of Cancer for Sun),” said astrologer Levine.

 
 

For more on “The Royal Name Game,” click here.

 

George Alexander Louis

 
 
 
 
 
 

The royal baby is named George Alexander Louis, the Clarence House has announced. Prince William and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, name their baby George Alexander Louis. He will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.

 
It is generally acknowledged that the current son of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, when he becomes king, will be known as King George VII. There is no direct connection between the first name given to princes and what name they will use as kings. The new Prince George might be King Alexander or King Louis someday, for example.
 
He also may have a pet name around the castle, but that will be kept private for some time. The word formed by his initials, GAL, probably will not be used as a nickname – and one wonders if much forethought was given about this combination.
 
 
 

Here are the meanings behind George Alexander Louis.

 
George
 

George is from the Greek name Γεωργιος (Georgios) which was derived from the Greek word γεωργος (georgos) meaning “farmer, earthworker”, itself derived from the elements γη (ge) “earth” and εργον (ergon) “work.”

 
Saint George
 
Saint George was a 3rd-century Roman soldier from Palestine who was martyred during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian. Later legends describe his defeat of a dragon, with which he was often depicted in medieval art. Initially Saint George was primarily revered by Eastern Christians, but returning crusaders brought stories of him to Western Europe and he became the patron of England, Portugal, Catalonia and Aragon.
 
The name was rarely used in England until the German-born George I came to the British throne in the 18th century. Five subsequent British kings have borne the name. Other famous bearers include two kings of Greece, the composer George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), the first president of the United States, George Washington (1732-1797), and the Pacific explorer George Vancouver (1757-1798). This was also the pen name of authors George Eliot (1819-1880) and George Orwell (1903-1950), real names Mary Anne Evans and Eric Arthur Blair respectively.
 
Alexander
 

Alexander is the Latinized form of the Greek name Αλεξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant “defending men” from Greek αλεξω (alexo) “to defend, help” and ανηρ (aner) “man” (genitive ανδρος). In Greek mythology this was another name of the hero Paris, and it also belongs to several characters in the New Testament.

 
Alexander the Great
 
The most famous bearer was Alexander the Great, King of Macedon. In the 4th century BC he built a huge empire out of Greece, Egypt, Persia, and parts of India. Due to his fame, and later medieval tales involving him, use of his name spread throughout Europe. The name has been used by kings of Scotland, Poland and Yugoslavia, emperors of Russia, and eight popes. Other notable bearers include English poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744), American statesman Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), Scottish-Canadian explorer Sir Alexander MacKenzie (1764-1820), Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), and Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), the Scottish-Canadian-American inventor of the telephone.
 
Louis
 

Louis is the French form of Ludovicus, the Latinized form of Ludwig.

 

One form of the name, as the words Lewis and Louveteau, which, in their original meaning, import two very different things, have in Freemasonry an equivalent signification – the former being used in English, the latter in French, to designate the son of a Mason. Within Freemasonry, Lewis is a significant name.

 
 
Louis XIV, the Sun King of France
 
The form Louis was the name of 18 kings of France, starting with Louis I the son of Charlemagne, and including Louis IX (Saint Louis) who led two crusades and Louis XIV (the “Sun King”) who was the ruler of France during the height of its power, the builder of the Palace of Versailles, and the longest reigning monarch in the history of Europe. Apart from among royalty, this name was only moderately popular in France during the Middle Ages. After the French Revolution, when Louis XVI was guillotined, it became less common. The Normans brought the name to England, where it was usually spelled Lewis, though the spelling Louis has been more common in America. Famous bearers include French scientist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), Métis leader Louis Riel (1844-1885), who led a rebellion against Canada, and Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), who wrote Treasure Island and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
 
 
Acknowledged sources of information include CNN, ABC News, Behind the Name, The Masonic Dictionary, and various