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For a while Chen Youliang had begun to disengage his navy, and Zhu Yuanzhang had received word that his ground forces had broken the land siege of Hongdu and had entered the city in triumph.
Further the Yuan Army had denigrated into an ineffectual force.
This might not be so frightening if the president*'s ideology was still as amorphous as it was during his entire public life. But it's beginning to coalesce now around some truly perilous and anti-democratic ideas. And there are enough people telling him that he's right to get the rest of us in serious trouble.
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The Yuan called up 170,000 peasants to fix the dams.
President Barack Obama prohibiting the transfer of a host of equipment, including armored vehicles, grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and camouflage uniforms following controversy over the "militarization" of the police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. "We've seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like there's an occupying force as opposed to a force that's part of the community that's protecting them and serving them," Obama said at the time. "It can alienate and intimidate local residents and send the wrong message." President Donald Trump will sign a new executive order Monday rescinding Obama's directive and Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed the policy change during a speech at the annual conference of the Fraternal Order of Police in Nashville, Tennessee, where he received multiple standing ovations and appeared touched by the warm welcome.
People came to him in droves and Zhu rose quickly among the Song.
Pock! A ball flew in a slow, stupid arc toward the waves. Pock! A white kid (we learned later he was Australian) knocked another ball. It rose up to the sky, teeny-tiny, and then dropped into shining water.
This would mark the start of a three-year war between Chen and Zhu.
There is no question that the president* has a sweet tooth for authoritarian solutions; he's already given one speech that could fairly be characterized as a winking acknowledgement that police violence shouldn't be of great concern to the police who are violent. And his American Carnage inaugural address created a country of the mind that makes the lurid civic fantasies of Wayne LaPierre look like visits to Rivendell. Over this past weekend, he reversed an Obama ban on the sale of military equipment to local police departments. From :
The city was quickly besieged and reduced to starvation.
I went back to the house and saw Carmi, the caretaker, staring at the scene I had made. “I talked to them,” I explained, “because it’s not right.”
At this point Han Lin’er sent out calls for aid.
Seven men had just trooped onto the sheltered beach carrying golf clubs and two plastic bags of white balls. It was low tide, and a stretch of sandbars was visible. Nastasia, my 26-year-old daughter, and Ken, my sister’s husband, stood behind them, ready to wade into the water.