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The Great Sphinx of Giza is the largest monolith statue in the world, standing 241 ft long, 63 ft wide and 66 ft high.
It is also the oldest known monumental sculpture, and is believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians in about 2550 BC.
The upper photos were taken before the concrete support was added to the bottom of the headdress in the 1920s.
The lower photos were taken after the 1920s restoration.
The Pyramid of Chefren, also known as the Pyramid of Khafre, can be seen in the background of the last photo.
From a report at the link below:
Attempts to restore the Sphinx have often caused more harm than good. In the 1920s it was deemed necessary to support the head with cement approximations of the absent parts of the headdress, and it is these extensions that chiefly account for the altered appearance of the Sphinx's head in recent times, when compared with old photographs and drawings.
Dennis Rodman has returned to North Korea to meet 'my friend Kim.’
Is the ‘free spirited’ former basketball star (shown above) America’s unofficial ambassador to Korea or is he just hungering for more attention?
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman went back to North Korea saying he plans to hang out with his friend the supreme leader of NOrth Korea, Kim Jong-un.
Is Rodman in Morth Korea to help negotiate the release of Kenneth Bae, a US citizen currently serving a 15-year forced labor sengtence in North Korea or is Rodman there to start a basketball league. With Rodman you never know.
Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-un
For whatever the reason the notoriously erratic retired NBA player is in North Korea once again to meet with the despotic boy king.
Dennis Rodman is shown on the right as he bows while greeting his ‘friend’ Kim Jong-un.
We wonder if Rodman's facial piercings set off airport metal detector alarms.
When a wartime president is needed, American has a community organizer in the White House.
War presidents don’t quibble. They don’t leak. They don’t go AWOL. They aren’t dispirited or downbeat. They aren’t ambivalent about the mission. And most important of all, war presidents are never irresolute.
These are a few of the rules for presidents before, during, and after the country goes to war. On Syria, President Obama disregards all of them.
As the death toll in the Syrian civil war mounted, Obama opposed American intervention.
Then, in an offhand remark a year ago, he said his policy would change if the Assad regime crossed a “red line” and used chemical weapons.
Still, he ignored unsubstantiated reports of gas attacks that Secretary of State John Kerry said numbered in the “teens.” He decided to act only when American intelligence confirmed an estimated 1,400 people had been killed in a gas attack by the Syrian military on August 21.
He promised a bombing assault on Labor Day weekend to degrade Assad’s chemical arsenal.
That didn’t happen as Obama abruptly suddenly killed that plan and announced he would seek the approval of Congress.
So hesitation, delay, and unreliability are the hallmarks of Obama’s approach to Syria, for now.
This amounts to presidential “fecklessness,” says Steven F. Hayward, author of Greatness: Reagan, Churchill, and the Making of Extraordinary Leaders.
“A strong war leader needs one quality above others,” he says, “a ruthlessness to see it through, coupled with a touch of legerdemain to keep our enemies off balance and fearful of what the United States might do.”
Instead of a strong leader we have the same community organizer we elected not once but twice.
Baldwin will reportedly host his own MSNBC show, “Up Late w/Alec Baldwin.”
From the MSNBC announcement:
Award-winning actor, activist and philanthropist Alec Baldwin (pictured) will join MSNBC as the host of a new weekly current events and culture talk show to air Fridays from 10-11 p.m. ET. “Up Late w/Alec Baldwin” will begin this October.
MSNBC must be rewarding the hot-tempered actor for his outspoken left-wing opinions.
“After two seasons of my WNYC podcast, I've developed a fondness for hosting a show that involved talking with smart, talented and engaging people in every imaginable field,” said Baldwin. “I'm grateful to MSNBC for helping me bring a similar show to television.”
Baldwin’s conceit can only be topped by hot temper and anger at the paparazzi.
Photos of Baldwin beating up a photographer can be found here.