Journey in Life: 08/27/18

Monday, August 27, 2018

"Blood feud" nghĩa là gì?

Juliet waiting for Romeo. Photo courtesy Prairie Kittin.

'Blood feud' nghĩa là mối thù truyền kiếp (a feud, usually between families, with a cycle of retaliatory violence; vendetta).

Ví dụ
1000-year-old blood-feud victim found in Jerusalem hills.

Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa: Divided by blood feud, united in federalism. They were both staunch warriors of federalism. And the people of Tamil Nadu voted for them over and over again. The future of politics here is the future of the cause of federalism.

Will it be another hum-drum year where Celtic outclasses all domestic challengers? Or is the Celtic-Rangers blood feud back and fostering competition in the Premiership? Let’s look at some of the in-game storylines to see what might shift the tide of the tie.

Let’s just say 20.5 million people have spent five minutes bumbling with the checkout in a browser every year. That would mean people waste over 1.7 million hours in a year because of this problem. This isn’t so much a blood feud in which these companies are trying to mortally wound each other, it’s more like a competition to inflict paper cuts that only hurt users.

Phạm Hạnh

John McCain, con sư tử cuối cùng của Thượng viện Mỹ

Thượng nghị sĩ Mỹ John McCain qua đời ở tuổi 81
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...He had been diagnosed (chẩn đoán) with an aggressive glioblastoma (= a highly invasive glioma (khối u thần kinh đệm) in the brain), and the prognosis (tiên lượng bệnh) was serious (nặng, trầm trọng). In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable (không động tâm, không mủi lòng) advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment.

...In 1967, his A4 Skyhawk was hit by a surface-to-air missile over Hanoi. McCain was captured by the North Vietnamese, who tortured (tra tấn) and beat (đánh đập) him for more than five years. He was in solitary confinement (biệt giam) for several of those years.

His captors (kẻ bắt giữ) offered him early release after learning his father was a notable (có tiếng, trứ danh, uy quyền, nhân sĩ) naval officer. But McCain refused to leave before the other prisoners. He was released in 1973.

McCain’s injuries from his imprisonment were visible the rest of his life, most noticeably the restricted movement of his arms.