July 4th this year was on Jummah and a day of fasting during Ramadan. Allhamdullilah I was able to spend it with family and friends for iftar and have a great time back home in Houston. #twins #ramadan2014 #july4 #america #murica #newglasses

July 4th this year was on Jummah and a day of fasting during Ramadan. Allhamdullilah I was able to spend it with family and friends for iftar and have a great time back home in Houston. #twins #ramadan2014 #july4 #america #murica #newglasses

RAMADAN MUBARAK

Ramadan Mubarak! So happy it has arrived. A month filled with seeing our Muslim Brother and Sisters every night and joyous gatherings for Iftar. Please forgive me for anything I may have done to hurt you. I’m sorry if I’ve written, said, or done anything to offend you. Please find it in your heart to forgive and make dua that Allah grants me guidance and sincerity.

Beef Rib and Brisket from Franklin BBQ. Best BBQ I’ve ever had. #5hourwait #worthit @kingaslan30 (at Franklin’s Bbq)

Beef Rib and Brisket from Franklin BBQ. Best BBQ I’ve ever had. #5hourwait #worthit @kingaslan30 (at Franklin’s Bbq)

Finally made it to Velvet Taco. So hungry forgot to take a pic before I started. Definitely worth the visit if you are in Dallas and it is coming to Chicago soon!

Finally made it to Velvet Taco. So hungry forgot to take a pic before I started. Definitely worth the visit if you are in Dallas and it is coming to Chicago soon!

Intern Orientation was amazing. Met some great people, learned a lot about MEC and with almost a month done in my internship I am still excited to come in every day and learn more. Allhamdullilah. #peoplecantpronouncemyname

Intern Orientation was amazing. Met some great people, learned a lot about MEC and with almost a month done in my internship I am still excited to come in every day and learn more. Allhamdullilah. #peoplecantpronouncemyname

Couldn’t wait till Thursday for Throwback Thursday. Can’t even remember when this was.

Couldn’t wait till Thursday for Throwback Thursday. Can’t even remember when this was.

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A Ukrainian army helicopter was shot down by separatists on Thursday, killing 14. 
Ukrainian musicians respond to the unrest. 
Politico asks why we (the West) failed to listen to the fears of Eastern Europe.
Former military chief Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi has won in a landslide in Egypt’s presidential election.
Meftah Bouzid, editor of the Libyan weekly paper Burniq and critic of extremism, was gunned down and killed in the center of Benghazi.
On his visit to Palestine and Israel, the Pope invited Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas to pray for peace at the Vatican. Both accepted - and will meet on June 8th for the joint prayer.  
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas asked his prime minister Rami Hamdallah to form a unity government involving Hamas and Fatah.
40 hunger-striking Palestinian inmates were hospitalized after refusing food for a month — the total on strike is about 240, according to Israeli Prison Services. 
Faouzi Mohammed Ayoub, a Hezbollah senior operative on the FBI’s most wanted terrorist list, was reportedly killed fighting in Syria.
Syria will miss the June 30 deadline for chemical weapons eradicaton. 
A convoy of chemical weapons inspectors and UN staff were attacked on their way to investigate the reported site of a chlorine attack. All are reported to be safe and well. 
Jordan expelled the Syrian ambassador.
Syria’s financial losses during the first 3 years of the ongoing conflict have been tabulated at $144 billion (or 246% of the GDP in fixed prices in 2010).
Bahrain freed human rights activist Nabeel Rajab after two years in prison for organizing and taking part in illegal gatherings. 
The White House accidentally revealed the name of the CIA chief of station in Kabul by including it in a list of participants at a briefing sent to the media.
The Taliban has released 23 police officers kidnapped last week in northern Afghanistan.
All but 9800 American troops will be pulled from Afghanistan by the end of the year — and the rest will be out by the end of 2016.
The AP reports that the CIA drone program in Pakistan is winding down. 
AG Eric Holder has hinted that New York Times reporter James Risen, who has defied a subpoena in order to avoid discussing confidential sources in the case of Jeffrey Sterling, may not serve jail time. 
NBC aired a long interview with Edward Snowden — his first US television interview. It covered a range of subjects, from 9/11 to his former intelligence work, his opinions on the value of mass surveillance and whether he would come home (he would).
One of the most newsworthy moments in the interview was Snowden’s statement that counter to official claims, he had actually pursued channels inside the NSA to raise his concerns before taking more drastic action. The NSA responded by releasing an email from him to the Office of General Counsel that does not relate directly to the programs in question. It is important to note that simply because that email exists does not mean others do not. 
Former counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke told Democracy Now! that the Bush administration’s actions in invading Iraq qualify, in his opinion, as war crimes. 
Ghaleb Nassar al-Bihani, a 35-year-old Yemeni inmate at Guantánamo Bay who has spent 12 years in detention without charge, has been approved for transfer (“as soon as practicable”). 
At the West Point commencement, President Obama outlined a conception of US foreign policy.
Reverse engineering D-Day technology. 
Mary Edwards Walker — the only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor — was an incredibly cool lady.
German photographer Dietmar Eckell documents wartime relics decaying and being claimed by natural surroundings. 
Photo: Bambari, Central African Republic. A young boy stands in front of a barricade in a protest after French troops opened fire on protesters on May 22. Goran Tomasevic/Reuters.
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Photo: Bambari, Central African Republic. A young boy stands in front of a barricade in a protest after French troops opened fire on protesters on May 22. Goran Tomasevic/Reuters.

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beachescomics:

This is probably my all time favourite cover. Gotta love Jim Lee.
Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder, All Star Vol 1 #8
January 2008
DC Comics
Written by: Frank Miller
Cover by: Jim Lee

beachescomics:

This is probably my all time favourite cover. Gotta love Jim Lee.

Batman and Robin the Boy WonderAll Star Vol 1 #8

January 2008

DC Comics

Written by: Frank Miller

Cover by: Jim Lee