2016年5月1日 星期日

full on, taser, insurgent, militia, Full Circle, 'fishing militia'

"I was walking around doing a lap of honour with the boys and a young fella came running out and he got smoked by the security guard, like full-on tackled him. I felt sorry for the little fella."
A 14-year-old All Blacks fan is now the proud owner of a Rugby World Cup winner’s medal – after an extraordinary act of generosity from Sonny Bill Williams.

14-year-old New Zealand fan Charlie Lines is now the proud owner of a World Cup winner’s medal – after an extraordinary act of generosity from Sonny Bill Williams

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How did 73-year-old Robert Bates, an insurance company CEO, end up joining a sting operation that ended when he pulled out his handgun and killed the suspect instead of stunning him with a Taser?http://cnn.it/1GFVq1b

A snowflake has hexagonal symmetry: it looks the same when rotated by sixty degrees...Angelina Jolie's face has mirror-image symmetry: it looks the same in a mirror as full on.
"For so work the honey-bees,
Creatures that by a rule in nature teach
The act of order to a peopled kingdom.
They have a king and officers of sorts;
Where some, like magistrates, correct at home,
Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad,
Others, like soldiers, armèd in their stings, 用尾刺作武器
Make boot upon the summer's velvet buds;
Which pillage they with merry march bring home
To the tent-royal of their emperor."
--Archbishop of Canterbury from "Henry V" (1.2.186)

Taser is an electroshock weapon that uses electrical current to disrupt voluntary control of muscles

By NED MARTEL Visiting this Caribbean nation 25 years after Ronald Reagan sent the Marines in, an American visitor finds new luxury resorts near old battlefields and surfers in place of insurgents.

Drawing moderate members away from the Taliban may be the key to making progress in what President Obama considers to be a losing war in Afghanistan. The New York Times leads with an interview with the President in which he suggests that the strategies of stripping insurgents away from Sunni militias in Iraq may also allow the U.S. to make inroads against the Afghan insurgency.

Clouds of violence are gathering along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, the WP reports, as the Pakistani military lines up to face the Taliban in Peshawar. The U.S. has been urging Pakistan to take a stronger approach toward insurgents, though Islamabad has carefully avoided a full-on confrontation until now.

The fishing fleet based in this tiny port town on Hainan island is getting everything from military training and subsidies to even fuel and ice as China creates an increasingly sophisticated fishing militia to sail into the disputed South China Sea.

group noun [C]
a military force which only operates for some of the time and whose members often have other jobs:
A UN force was sent in to stop fighting between three rival militias.
The government called out the militia to help cope with the rioting.

noun [C]
a member of a militia
insurgent Show phonetics
1 [C usually plural] FORMAL someone who is fighting against the government in their own country:
All approaches to the capital are now under the control of the insurgents.

2 [C] US someone who opposes especially political authority

insurgency Show phonetics
noun [U]
The government is reported to be concerned about the growing insurgency in the South.
Compare counterinsurgency.

full on
phrase of full
  1. 1.
    running at or providing maximum power or capacity.
    "he had the heater full on"
  2. 2.
    so as to make a direct or significant impact.


Line breaks: sting
Pronunciation: /stɪŋ Definition of sting in English:


1small sharp-pointed organ at the end of theabdomen of beeswaspsants, and scorpions,capable of inflicting a painful or dangerous wound byinjecting poison.

1.1Any of a number of minute hairs or other organsof plantsjellyfishesetc., which inject apoisonous or irritating fluid when touched:nettle-like plant with no sting
wound from a sting:wasp or bee sting

1.3sharp tingling or burning pain or sensation:she felt the sharp sting of tears behind hereyelids

1.4[IN SINGULAR] A hurtful quality or effect:recalled the sting of his betrayalshe smiled to take the sting out of her words
informal carefully planned operation, typically oneinvolving deception:five blackmailers were jailed last week after they were snared in a police sting

VERB (past and past participle stung /stʌŋ/)

[WITH OBJECT] Wound or pierce with a sting:he was stung by a jellyfish[NO OBJECT]: nettle stings if you brush it lightly
Feel or cause to feel a sharp tingling or burningpain or sensation:[NO OBJECT]: her eyes stung as if she might cryagain[WITH OBJECT]: the brandy stung his throat(as adjective stinginga stinging pain

1.2[WITH OBJECT] (Typically of something saidhurt orupset (someone):stung by her mockery, Frank hung his head
(sting someone into) Provoke someone to do (something) by causing annoyance or offence:he was stung into action by an article in thepaper

[WITH OBJECT] informal Swindle or exorbitantlyovercharge (someone):I had to buy some boxer shorts at the last minute and got stung for £42.50!
Old English sting (noun), stingan (verb), of Germanicorigin.

Full Circle in Berlin

Mindy Wiesel’s abstract paintings are hauntingly inspired by her parents’ suffering during the Nazi regime.

Mindy Wiesel was born in a displaced persons’ camp in Germany two years after her Jewish parents were freed from Auschwitz. The young family emigrated to the United States – but the shadows cast by the past proved to be long. A Berlin gallery is now hosting Wiesel’s first ever exhibition in her „native“ Germany.
Report: Alexa Dvorson

full on

Definition of full on in English:

1Running at or providing maximum power or capacity:he had the heater full on
So as to make a direct or significant impact:
the recession has hit us full on
(full-oninformal Not diluted in nature or effect:this is full-on ballroom boogie

  1. Urban Dictionary: Full-On


    Full-On. Adjective. A particularly intense or extreme experience, whether good or bad. "The party got a bit full-on when those randoms turned up with all that ...