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Trump must be pissed that George had the discourtesy of dying during his G20 summit. nt

The Cross of Burgundy

The Cross of Burgundy (Spanish: Cruz de Borgoña; Aspa de Borgoña) or the Cross of Saint Andrew (Spanish: Cruz de San Andrés), a saw-toothed (raguly) form of St. Andrew's cross, was first used in the 15th century as an emblem by the Valois Dukes of Burgundy, who ruled a large part of eastern France and the Low Countries as effectively an independent state. The Duchy of Burgundy was inherited by the House of Habsburg on the extinction of the Valois ducal line. The emblem was then assumed by the monarchs of Spain as a result of the Habsburgs bringing together, in the early 16th century, their Burgundian inheritance with the other extensive possessions they inherited throughout Europe and the America, including the crowns of Castile and Aragon, where the cross got a global impact, being found nowadays in different continents.

The Spanish monarchs continued to use it in their own arms after the Burgundian house was part of the Spanish Crown, and even after due to the extinction of the House of Burgundy. From 1506 to 1701 it was used by Spain as a naval ensign, and up to 1843 as the land battle flag, and still appears on regimental colours, badges, shoulder patches and company guidons. The emblem also continues to be used in a variety of contexts in a number of European countries and in the Americas, reflecting both the extent of Valois Burgundy and the former Habsburg territories.

Does it look familiar?


This is the hymn of the Spanish tercios

The tercio was an administrative unit with command of up to 3,000 soldiers, subdivided originally into 10, later 12 compañías, made up of pikemen, swordsmen and arquebusiers or musketeers. These companies were deployed in battle and were further subdivided into units of 30 soldiers. These smaller units could be deployed individually or brought together to form what were sometimes called Spanish squares. These powerful infantry squares were also much used by other European powers, especially the Imperial Army of the Holy Roman Empire.

Bumped into a Caravan, on my way to Saltillo Mexico

Huge mobile homes, one right after the other, scores of them, each hauling a small car, mainly mini-coupes. All sporting Quebec license plates.

It's an absolute invasion, I tell you....

Welcome Winter Mexicans!


Alfonsina and the Sea

Alfonsina Storni (29 May 1892 – 25 October 1938) was an Argentine poet of the modernist period.

Around 1:00 AM on Tuesday, 25 October, 1935. Alfonsina left her room and headed towards the sea at La Perla beach in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Later that morning two workers found her body washed up on the beach. Although her biographers hold that she jumped into the water from a breakwater, popular legend is that she slowly walked out to sea until she drowned. She is buried in La Chacarita Cemetery. Her death inspired Ariel Ramírez and Félix Luna to compose the song "Alfonsina y el Mar" ("Alfonsina and the Sea" )

In Switzerland, country of origin of the poet Alfonsina Storni and in the fabled "Victoria Hall" in Geneva, the Argentine soprano Mariana Flores y Argentinian guitarist Quito Gato, interpret "Alfonsina y El Mar", by Ariel Ramírez (1921-2010) & Felix Luna


America's Rake is in the White House nt

The caravan is approaching. What can we do?

Strange answers to the psychopath test Jon Ronson

Desperately need a go fund me campaign for Trump

To buy him more crayons.

He ran through his supplies, answering Muller's questionnaires.

Celebrating the Blue Wave

The Band Of Her Majesty's Royal Marines - Nimrod

Those who understand, do. Those who don't, don't.

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