North Korean and South Korean athletes participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics marched as one during Friday’s opening ceremony, gleefully entering the ring as a unified team sharing a flag.
Spectators were visibly moved, HuffPost Korea reported, with some in the audience tearing up at the sight. The unified flag shows the Korean peninsula in blue, set against a white backdrop.
The only people in the VIP box who didn’t stand during the Korean team’s entrance were Mike Pence, the U.S. vice president, and Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, the American student who died shortly after being released from North Korean custody, The Washington Post’s Anna Fifield reported.
The games already have became a diplomatic feat as much as an athletic one. The two Koreas have used the occasion to re-establish dialogue with one another, spearheaded by South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s desire to deflate tensions in light of the North’s growing nuclear prowess. Pence reportedly seeks to damp the spirit of reconciliation, recommending that South Korea cut ties with its neighbor after the games end.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister and North Korea’s nominal head of state were both seated behind Pence in the VIP box.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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Wildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours.
Wim’s breathtaking images show a small group of king penguins before they head out to sea at sunrise. Wim said: “The sunrise created beautiful vibrant colors and amazing reflections. I feel as though the pictures awaken a sense of awe for the beauty of these king penguins and the remote Falkland Islands.”
“I was photographing this scene while lying flat in the surf early morning. After 15 minutes or so I was completely soaked from head to toe in icy seawater, losing feeling in my hands and feet.
“My special clothing was being completely trashed by the salt water — not the most pleasant experience of my life. I kept on looking at the pictures on the back of the camera, and that was all the incentive I needed to carry on.” (Caters News)
What happens when college and university campuses that are run by far-Left academics aren’t far-Left enough? Easy; one day they just implode because they have become too expensive to operate.
As reported by The Wall Street Journal, student demands are venturing into the absurd and are now even focused on turning the school cafeteria into an Alt-Left version of themselves.
The paper notes that at least some students coming back to class at the University of Texas in Austin are much more focused on their food than their studies:
Students … will have twice as much help wrestling with some of the big questions that college presents.
For instance, does water contain gluten? And, is all food genetically modified?
Those are among a growing list of food-related student queries that prompted UT Austin to hire a second campus dietitian ahead of the fall semester.
Now, don’t get me wrong. It’s perfectly fine not only to want to know more about the food you’re eating but to ensure that it’s as clean as it can possibly be. But we’re talking about a college cafeteria here, not a trendy eatery or organic food market. And now the persnickety behavior is costing the university more money — in personnel and food costs — that has to be paid for by students.
The first dietician, Lindsay Wilson, told the WSJ that she was getting far too many requests for personalized menus for snobbish eaters, as well as others for information about the foods being provided and sold in the cafeteria.
“I have had a little pushback from some very feisty vegans,” she told the paper.
She’s not alone, nor is the University of Texas the only school to come under siege by students who want expensive, unrealistic changes and additions made to school cafeteria menus.
Today, for instance, at the University of Houston, students might march for hydroponic foods like cilantro. The university just spent $6,500 to construct a pair of hydroponic grow towers which, as Natural News readers know, are vertical gardens that use nutrient-infused water to grow herbs and other small crops indoors, without soil.
The University of California—Los Angeles (UCLA) has built aeroponic grow towers that only use mist to grow thyme, butter lettuce, and microgreens on top of the school’s Bruin Plate dining center.
“If you’re not eating good things, how do they expect your brain to grow?” asked Hannah Logan, a senior at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, who is majoring in sustainable farming and food.
Obviously, school administrators are taking the demand seriously. UMass Amherst officials have pointed to a 2016 survey which found that 70 percent of the university’s students said better food quality was important to them and something that attracted them to the school. (Related: It’s time to clamp down on college CRYBULLIES and take back America’s universities from the lunatic Left.)
So what has happened? Spending on this stuff has grown (no pun intended) dramatically as well. UMass has spent $4.9 million on local and sustainably grown foods this year through June; that’s up from $2.7 million just three years ago.
Someone has to pay for that kind of largess and, you guessed it, that would be the students or, more accurately in most cases, their parents. Thanks to guaranteed government money, tuition has increased on average 400 percent in three decades. With such a windfall of funding, schools can — and are — spending tens of millions on fads and other perks to attract students. The food fad is but one of them.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to grow wholesome, healthy foods, and to consume wholesome, healthy foods. But if such programs are going to cost schools the kind of money they are costing, is it the school’s responsibility to provide those kinds of food choices or should it be up to students themselves to bring it with them?
Just keep in mind college isn’t getting cheaper, it’s getting more and more expensive, and that’s partly due to expensive food demands like these.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.
Joe: Your mom just texted me. They’re on their way back from that Women’s March.
Vernon: What the hell are these women marching for?
Bobby: I think it’s about abortions. Usually, that’s when women get mad, is when somebody tell them they can’t have abortions.
Jerrod: All I know is that any time I ask Maxine what she’s marching for, she gets all riled up and mad at me. And she says “If you don’t know, then you’re part of the problem.” And then I laugh. Man, I guess I am kind of part of the problem.
Joe: I know why they March. See, a whole lot of women voted for Trump, and a whole lot of other women are angry at those women because they feel like those women aren’t being the kind of women that they feel they supposed to be. See, it’s all very confusing, but the point is, it ain’t got nothing to do with us men.
Bobby: Yeah, I don’t like when they group us all together and make it sound like all men are misogynists or rapists just trying to keep women down. When it’s really only 45% of us that do that.
Maxine: Hi, guys.
Cynthia: Oh! That March, it was incredible. They had speeches and music and Lena Dunham. She had a T-shirt on that just said “Vagina” across it. Ooh, there was something weirdly powerful about it.
Evelyn: Ooh, yeah, that March was inspiring. I have never seen so many masculine haircuts on women. It was cute and confusing.
Cynthia: You should’ve seen Mom out there. She chanted louder than all of us. Oh, I’ve never seen you so excited.
Evelyn: Well, I just got caught up in the moment. (Chuckles)
Bobby: Hey, Grandma, you got some Lemonheads?
Evelyn: Ooh, you know I do, precious.
Evelyn: Here you go.
Maxine: You know, I’m so glad that we all went together. It was really cool having three generations of women all standing united.
Jerrod: Hey, Maxine, what were y’all marching for?
Maxine: Uh, there are so many issues, Jerrod. Women’s rights are literally under attack. And if you don’t know that, then you’re part of the problem.
Jerrod: (Laughs) See? I told y’all.
Bobby: Where’s Nekeisha?
Cynthia: She threw a can of Mountain Dew at a congressman. So they kept her for a few questions. She said it didn’t have anything to do with his speech, it was a personal issue and he knew what he did.
Evelyn: Ooh, that Nekeisha, she’s just a little firecracker.