RIP Ronald Lee Ermey

This is one of the best scenes in the whole movies history.  And that’s because of the brilliant performance by Ronald Lee Ermey.  Unfortunately, Ronald Lee Ermey has passed away on April 15, 2018, at the age of 74.  He played a few more roles in other movies, but I think this is by far his best contribution to the cinema.  Probably, because he was a drill instructor in the United States Marine Corps in real life.

Thank you, Ronald.  Rest in peace.

 

Daily Prompt: No, Thanks

The Daily Post asks the question:

Is there a place in the world you never want to visit? Where, and why not?

 Being genuinely open to travel opportunities, I was surprised how quickly my brain came up with an answer – Burma. Why?  Because I’ve seen Rambo.  And before you scream at me for it just being a movie, read a bit further – Wikipedia page for Rambo movie, and Wikipedia page for Burmese anti-government protests.

CYPRUS has drawn up plans to take in up to 200,000…

CYPRUS has drawn up plans to take in up to 200,000 refugees from the fighting in Syria, where the crackdown by government troops against opposition forces has intensified in recent weeks.

While the figures are a worst-case scenario, the number is equivalent to a quarter of the island’s population, a huge burden at a time of economic upheaval.

Cyprus Mail