The rise of Yugoslavia c.1918


The creation of Yugoslavia after WWI and how its chart foretold the inevitable fall into Communism.

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The week of March 7, 2017 : Vesta goes Direct


At 4:32 EST, Vesta, an asteroid the second largest asteroid after Ceres, see our previous post,  goes direct.(The shot above is from the Dawn Mission in 2011.)  Minor stuff usually but it comes on the heels of Venus, to whom the vestal virgins, and of which the asteroid is named, going retrograde.  Vesta is in…

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Teriyaki Style: Murderess Sada Abe


Sada Abe was  a prostitute working as a maid in a Tokyo hotel in the Hirohito area, pre-War WWII Japan, 1936.  She strangled her lover, Kichizo Ichida, who was also her employer, during mad passion after he told her that he no longer wanted her sexual advances.  She then cut off his penis with a…

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