Bodyweight Exercises

Posted in uncategorized with tags on October 3, 2022 by andelino
One mid adult man doing pushups

Changing your thinking can lead to changing your body.

Our world is designed for people to sit. But being sedentary is more detrimental than you might think!

Resting your body on a couch, driver’s seat or office chair for most of your waking hours contributes to poor health. After age 40, muscle loss accelerates at about 5 to 10 percent every decade unless you exercise regularly, states the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Read more at “You Can Do Bodyweight Exercises”

Most Powerful Army

Posted in uncategorized with tags on October 3, 2022 by andelino

The German Army needs to become the best equipped force in Europe. This was German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s plea at a two-day conference of the German armed forces on September 15–16, titled “The Bundeswehr in a New Era—Taking Critical Stock at a Time of War in Europe.” “As the most populous country with the greatest economic power and as a country in the middle of the Continent, our army must become the cornerstone of conventional defense in Europe: the best-equipped force in Europe,” he said. Though it is easy to brush aside the abundance of rhetoric coming out of Germany right now, it is paramount we understand its goals.

Read more at “From Rubble to the Most Powerful Army in Europe”

Queen’s Funeral

Posted in uncategorized with tags on October 2, 2022 by andelino

The inspiring message in 4 billion people being transfixed by Britain’s Queen.

Most of the world tuned in to the biggest live tv event in history, today. The final figures are not quite in, but over 4 billion are expected to have watched the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

From Washington to Westphalia, flags flew at half-mast in her honor. Westminster Abbey hosted one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in history, with over 500 foreign heads of state, monarchs and dignitaries from 175 countries in attendance.

Read more at “The Queen’s Funeral Shows the Power of the Throne”

World War III

Posted in uncategorized with tags on October 2, 2022 by andelino

The commander in chief of Ukraine’s army, Gen. Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, and Lt. Gen. Mykhailo Zabrodskyi warned there is a “direct threat” of Russia using nuclear weapons. “It is hard to imagine that even nuclear strikes will allow Russia to break Ukraine’s will to resist,” they wrote on September 7. “But the threat that will emerge for the whole of Europe cannot be ignored. The possibility of direct involvement of the world’s leading powers in a ‘limited’ nuclear conflict, bringing closer the prospect of World War iii, cannot be completely ruled out either.”

They are not the only ones warning of World War III. In an interview with NBC News in March, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said World War III “may have already started.” Headlines around the world are saying the same thing. In Britain, the Daily Express asked, “Is World War III now a reality in Europe?” On March 15, the New York Times published a piece titled “This Is How World War III Begins.” In June, a Russian TV host said, “A real war has already begun—World War III,” according to the New York Post.

Read more at “The Prospect of World War III”

Greece and Turkey

Posted in uncategorized with tags on October 1, 2022 by andelino

Tension between Greece and Turkey Europe is currently fixated on the war between Russia and Ukraine. And rightly so—this is the biggest conflict Europe has seen since the Second World War. But this isn’t the only contention on Europe’s eastern fringes. Tensions are fraying between Greece and Turkey. And they’re frayed enough for headlines like the following to pop up:

Could Greece and Turkey Go to War? The Answer Is Yes(19FortyFive)

Greece to Allies: Crack Down on Turkey or Risk Another Ukraine” (Politico)

Greece Warns Allies of Turkey Conflict Danger Amid Tension” (Associated Press)

Is the prospect of war in the eastern Mediterranean serious? Could Europe see a second major war on its eastern border? What is causing the escalation between Ankara and Athens?

Read more at “Will Turkey and Greece Go to War?”

Iron Cross

Posted in uncategorized with tags on October 1, 2022 by andelino

The German army and the “Christian” cross

The German Bundeswehr’s Iron Cross has a long-standing tradition. “Tradition needs symbols, signs and ceremonials,” the federal army’s 2018 Guidelines on the Understanding and Cultivation of Tradition says. “They shape the image of the Bundeswehr in state and society. … In most cases, they emerged a long time ago. They are representative of the historical and military context that produced them or that is attributed to them.” The tradition of fighting under the symbol of the cross goes back further than Adolf Hitler, the Prussian Empire, the Crusades or Emperor Constantine. The symbol goes back long before the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Read more at “In This Sign, Conquer”

U.S. Navy Drones

Posted in uncategorized with tags on September 30, 2022 by andelino

Iran’s aggression in the Red Sea is more dangerous than you think.

Iranian Navy destroyer Jamaran seized two of the United States Navy’s sea drones on September 1. The Navy responded by sending two of its guided-missile destroyers, USS Nitze and USS Delbert D. Black, to retrieve the stolen drones. The Iranians attempted to hide the large drones under tarps but ultimately cast them overboard as the U.S. destroyers approached.

Following the failed theft, Iranian state television claimed the Jamaran found the drones abandoned and endangering shipping traffic. “After two warnings to an American destroyer to prevent possible incidents, Jamaran seized the two vessels and released the vessels in a safe area.”

Read more at “Iran Tries to Steal U.S. Navy Drones”

Confronting U.S. Dominance

Posted in uncategorized with tags on September 30, 2022 by andelino

When nuclear-armed powers show such solidarity in wartime, what does this mean for the world? I tell you, it is woe to the world!

Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Uzbekistan on September 15, marking the first time the two have convened in person since Russia dramatically escalated its war of aggression on Ukraine in late February.

The trip is Xi’s first visit outside of China in almost 1,000 days, and is intended as a signal to the world of the enduring strength of the Russia-China axis—despite the war.

Read more at “Xi Reemerges on World Stage With Putin to Confront U.S. Dominance”

War in Ukraine

Posted in uncategorized with tags on September 29, 2022 by andelino

If you want to understand the magnitude of what has happened in Ukraine over the last week, you have to look at the mountain spa town of Jermuk, Armenia, around 800 miles away from Ukraine’s advance.

Early on Tuesday morning, artillery shells began falling around Jermuk. Drones struck select targets. Soldiers are reportedly invading the area.

What does this have to do with Ukraine? On the surface, nothing. Azerbaijan and Armenia have a long-standing dispute over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Both sides blame the other for the latest violence.

Read more at “Is the War in Ukraine About to Get Much Worse?”

Consequences of Vaping

Posted in uncategorized with tags on September 29, 2022 by andelino

Is vaping really healthier than smoking?

When the first e-cigarettes came out in 2007, I was in high school. Smoking was already popular among the senior classes, but vaping became the newest “cool” thing. It was specifically marketed as a healthy alternative to traditional cigarettes. Yet research and statistics have since revealed that vaping poses serious health risks and, in some cases, is more addictive and dangerous than cigarettes.

Read more at “The Deadly Consequences of Vaping”

%d bloggers like this: