Saturday, August 15, 2015

August 15, 2015

 5.6-magnitude earthquake shakes Guatemala
A 5.6-magnitude earthquake shook several villages in southern and central Guatemala Saturday, including the capital, according to the national seismological institute Insivumeh.  
Pope Has a Plan to Fix the World
The pope has stepped into the push for global sustainability —the world-wide effort to "save the planet" from the destructive efforts of its human inhabitants. Blaming wasteful consumerism and selfish profiteering, he declares that the world is in a mess and he knows how to fix it.  
If You Think You're Safe From Earthquakes, You May Be Wrong
The states in the most danger danger are California, with the highest number of people at risk, followed by Washington, Utah, Tennessee, Oregon, South Carolina, Nevada, Arkansas, Missouri, and Illinois.  
10 Things That Are Going To Happen Within 15 Days Of The End Of The Shemitah
The following are 10 things that are going to happen within 15 days of the end of the Shemitah…...   
Russian antivirus firm faked malware to harm rivals - Ex-employees
Beginning more than a decade ago, one of the largest security companies in the world, Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, tried to damage rivals in the marketplace by tricking their antivirus software programs into classifying benign files as malicious, according to two former employees. They said the secret campaign targeted Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), AVG Technologies NV (AVG.N), Avast Software and other rivals, fooling some of them into deleting or disabling important files on their customers' PCs. 
How China’s military might matches up with the United States
China is the world’s youngest and most ambitious superpower. Over the past decade the country has dumped billions of dollars into its military. That rapid expansion worries some analysts.  
Euro ministers give blessing to Greek bailout, wooing IMF on debt
Euro zone finance ministers have agreed to lend Greece up to 86 billion euros ($96 billion) after Greek lawmakers accepted their stiff conditions despite a revolt by supporters of leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.  
NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of minor geomagnetic storms on Aug. 16th when a CME (movie) is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field.  
Economists expect two US Federal Reserve rate rises this year
The US Federal Reserve will probably raise interest rates twice this year, with the first increase in almost a decade coming as early as next month, according to a Reuters poll of economists published on Thursday.  
Shallow 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits off Solomon Islands
A shallow 6.6-magnitude quake hit off the Solomon Islands on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said, but there was no Pacific-wide tsunami expected. The quake struck some 214 kilometres (132 miles) west of the town of Lata but 460 kilometres from the capital Honiara, USGS said.  
Chinese Air Pollution Kills 4,000 People Each Day (And Why It Will Kill Many More)
It has hardly been a secret that the unprecedented level of pollutants in the Chinese air would impair life expectancy and lead to extensive health problems, but even we were surprised to find out the quantification of China's air problem: according to one study, an average of 4,000 people a day are killed in China, as a result of the dense smog.  
Pastor John Hagee defends Texas Jewish neighborhood after night of terror
The Federal Bureau of Investigation says they have identified at least one person they believe is responsible for terrorizing a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in San Antonio. Dozens of homes and cars were vandalized August 12 with anti-Semitic graffiti and rocks. Swastikas were spray-painted on Jewish memorials, the letters “KKK” and other racially charged language. The word “Jew” was plastered across an SUV.  
N. Korea threatens imminent strikes against South, warns US
North Korea's military on Saturday warned of imminent strikes on South Korean border units and issued fresh nuclear weapons threats against the United States in response to what it called "grave" provocations from both.  
Russia steps up demand for U.S. to drop European missile shield
Russia urged the United States on Friday to scrap plans to station parts of a missile shield system in Europe now that Iran has reached an agreement with world powers to limit its nuclear program.  
Islamic State leader raped American hostage, US finds
American hostage Kayla Mueller was repeatedly forced to have sex with Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, U.S. intelligence officials told her family in June. "They told us that he married her, and we all understand what that means," Carl Mueller, Kayla's father, told The Associated Press on Friday, which would have been his daughter's 27th birthday. Her death was reported in February.  
Cost of hunt for escaped NY killers topped $1 million a day
Payroll records suggest the hunt for two escaped killers in northern New York cost more than $1 million a day, with overtime alone for state troopers and corrections officers $22 million higher than last year.  

Friday, August 14, 2015

August 14, 2015

Michele Bachmann “Extremely Excited” Iran Deal Ushering in End of Days
Bachmann connected the UN Security Council vote on the Iran nuclear agreement with the fulfillment of the End of Days prophecy in Zechariah 12:3. When the UN voted unanimously on July 20th to endorse the agreement and lift sanctions against Iran, Bachmann saw a major prophecy coming true. Interviewed on Jan Markell’s Understanding the Times radio show this past weekend, Bachmann said, “All the nations of the world signed an agreement that slams the door against Israel...  
Israel’s Newest Postage Stamp, Inaugurated at United Nations, Honors a King of Persia
“With this stamp, we give our stamp of approval” he said, “to the man who wrote the first known human rights declaration, a king who believed that all people can live side by side in peace, and that everyone is entitled to religious freedom. King of Persia, Cyrus the Great”.  
ISIS used Mustard Gas on Kurds, Likely Obtained from Syria
Mustard gas, or sulfur mustard, is a type of chemical warfare agent that is not found naturally in the environment and which today has no medical use. It blisters the skin and may lead to blindness, adverse effects to the respiratory and digestive tracts and bone marrow abnormalities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No antidotes currently exist for mustard gas exposure.  
Forecasters warn this winter's El Nino could be historically strong
The current El Nino, nicknamed Bruce Lee, is already the second strongest on record for this time of year and could be one of the most potent weather changers of the past 65 years, federal meteorologists say.  
Former Fetal Tissue Company Rep Speaks Out: Planned Parenthood Chops Up Babies ‘Just to Get Money’
O’Donnell outlines that as part of her job, she would ship the labeled “specimens” via FedEx. “The sad thing is that people [at FedEx] would ask what was in the box, and I didn’t know what to say. ‘Oh, there’s dead baby parts in there.'” The Center for Medical Progress decried the revelation as being inhumane and immoral.  
A Death Cross, Wild Market Swings And A Currency War – And We Haven’t Even Gotten To September Yet
This is exactly the type of behavior that we would expect to see during the weeks or months leading up to a crash. As any good sailor will tell you, when the waters start getting very choppy that is not a good sign. Does this mean that the time of financial “shaking” has now arrived? A lot of people are extremely concerned about what is going to happen in September, and I think that there are very good reasons to be concerned.  
Rebuilding of Old City Synagogue Infuriates Muslims
The start of a project to rebuild the Tiferet Yisrael synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City is infuriating Muslims. The synagogue was built in the 1860s but blown up by the Jordainan army in 1948.  
Emerging sunspot AR2401 is crackling with minor C-class solar flares. More potent eruptions could be in the offing if the sunspot continues to grow as rapidly as it has in the past 24 hours.  
Magnitude 6.6 quake hits Solomons
A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck the Solomon Islands archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey says. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.8, struck at 5:49 a.m. on Thursday Its epicenter was 175 km southeast of Gizo.  
Small earthquake rattles New Jersey overnight
The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-2.5 quake hit around 3:41 a.m. Friday, roughly 2 miles north of Bernardsville at a depth of 3½ miles. Police say there are no reports of damage.  
Global warming increases 'food shocks' threat
Climate change is increasing the risk of severe 'food shocks' where crops fail and prices of staples rise rapidly around the world. Researchers say extreme weather events that impact food production could be happening in seven years out of ten by the end of this century. The authors argue that an over reliance on global trade may make these production shocks worse.  
Private-Equity And Hedge-Fund Donors Dominate New Barack Obama Foundation
Hedge-fund and private-equity founders dominate the early giving to the new Barack Obama Foundation, which is raising money for the official Obama Presidential Library, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis.  
Freedom And Central Planning Can Never Coexist
The average person is a statist, whether he realizes it or not. It is important that liberty activists recognize and accept this fact because the truth of our limitations as a movement determines the kinds of solutions into which we should ultimately put our time and energy. The fantasy of a final grand march of an awake and aware majority on the doorsteps of power is just that: a fantasy.  
Shortages push some Venezuelans to queue overnight for food
As dawn breaks over the scorching Venezuelan city of Maracaibo, smugglers, young mothers and a handful of kids stir outside a supermarket where they spent the night, hoping to be first in line for scarce rice, milk or whatever may be available.  
Obama unleashes drilling rigs while fighting global warming
Is President Barack Obama trying to have it both ways? Obama is playing the roles of both climate change warrior and driller-in-chief: At the same time he hails the campaign against climate change he announced last week, he’s opening the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to drilling and is on track to lease land to mine massive amounts of coal in the West.  
Planned Parenthood to Raise Funds by Attacking and Defaming Peaceful Prayer and Worship Event in Ida
MERIDIAN, Idaho, —In a fund raising email sent by Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands, Planned Parenthood spread malicious lies about a “Worship for Life” event sponsored by Stanton Healthcare.  
The serious case for a Trump presidency . . . rough edges and all
I knew I was cutting against the grain and going against conventional political wisdom when, on Tuesday, I offered my presidential Pick Six of the candidates I like best in this race – and Donald Trump was at the top of the list. After a media week of pointless conflicts with Megyn Kelly, of complaining about debate questions, and of generally giving his critics everything they thought they needed to write off his candidacy – how could I still think he would be a good president?  

Thursday, August 13, 2015

August 13, 2015

Gisborne shaken by earthquake
The 5.1 magnitude quake struck off the coast of Gisborne around 4am, GeoNet said. It was described as "severe". The quake was located 705km north-east of Gisborne, at a depth of 12km.  
Heat wave heightens danger in an already epic summer of fire
Northern winds that siphon moisture from the air. Flames that run rampant at night after aircraft have been grounded. Flying embers that spark more blazes. And now, rising temperatures are expected throughout the state. In a move that veteran fire officials say they have never seen before, the U.S. Forest Service has pulled firefighters from all 50 states and Puerto Rico to help.  
Experts say ‘Godzilla El Niño’ may be coming
The waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean are heating up, scientists say, building towards a strong El Niño event that could rival the intensity of the record 1997 event that wreaked weather-related havoc across the globe, from mudslides in California to fires in Australia. “There is a greater than 90% chance that El Niño will continue through Northern Hemisphere winter 2015-16,  
Magnitude-5.5 earthquake strikes off eastern Taiwan
Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) A magnitude-5.5 earthquake struck off Taiwan's east coast Thursday night, with light shaking felt far away in Taipei in the north.  
President Obama The Antichrist? More Evangelists Now Saying We Can’t Know For Sure Yet, But He’s Definitely ‘Paving The Way’
Obama has made public his stands on issues that are not exactly aligned with the Christian faith. He is pro-gay, and actively pushing for same-sex unions and rights of homosexuals even outside America. He is also pro-abortion, funding the killing of the unborn in his controversial health programme. Does this make President Obama the Antichrist? Not exactly, according to Christian evangelists, but they believe the American leader is "paving the way" for the Antichrist.  
Hand of God: Meteor Strikes Iran in Apparent Divine Judgement
the Bible explains that Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed after being judged unfavorably (Genesis 19). The destruction of the evil cities, carried out by a natural disaster, is sometimes interpreted as having been struck by a meteor, with sulfur raining down from the heavens.  
Russia and Nato 'actively preparing for war'
Russia and Nato are actively preparing for war with one another amid the greatest build up of military tension in Europe since the end of the Cold War, a new report says.  
Exciting News! Daily Tours of the Temple Mount Starting Soon!
This exciting update came about following a meeting held on August 11 in Jerusalem. A group of Temple Mount Heritage Center trained tour guides were united in their desire to start giving tours to all who are interested in visiting the Temple Mount.  
Germany: Iraqi Kurdish forces hit with chemical weapons
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq who are fighting ISIL were attacked with chemical weapons a few days ago, the German defence ministry said on Thursday. "There was a chemical weapons attack" southwest of Arbil, a ministry spokesman said, adding that some Kurdish fighters suffered respiratory problems while German military trainers were unhurt.  
Ben Carson: Planned Parenthood Trying to Control Black Population
Planned Parenthood sets up abortion clinics in black neighborhoods to "control that population," GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said Wednesday. "I know who [Planned Parenthood founder] Margaret Sanger is," Carson said on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto." "I know that she believed in eugenics and that she was not particularly enamored with black people."  
Did Isaac Newton predict major turn in Bible prophecy?
Sir Isaac Newton, the English scientist and devout Christian, had a burning desire to study end-times prophecies of Christ’s return. He had a particular interest in Daniel’s prophecies, and he put together calculations that point to Sept. 23, 2015, as a key date.  
Jewish Teen Attacked, Arabs Riot in Jerusalem
Arab violence against Jews continues in Israel with daily riots and attacks on Israelis. A Jewish teen was attacked by an Arab teen as he walked through the Muslim quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem late Wednesday.  
6.4 Earthquake Strikes Near Solomon Islands
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck near the Solomon Islands Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The earthquake struck at 11:49 a.m. PT about 140 miles west of the capital of Honiara. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The earthquake comes two days after a 6.6 earthquake in the same area.  
Magnitude 5.5 quake jolts eastern Indonesia
A 5.5 magnitude earthquake has occurred on Tuesday night in eastern Indonesia, the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) said on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 222 kilometers (138 miles) northwest of the Babar Islands in Maluku Province, No tsunami warning was issued and no immediate information on casualties or damages was available.  
Binhai blast: With blasts registering on earthquake scales, damages appears heavy
Thunderous fiery explosions at a warehouse containing hazardous goods traumatized this northeast port city late yesterday, killing at least 17 people, injuring at least 400, shattering glass on scores of high-rise buildings and causing other extensive damage. The force of the blasts registered on earthquake scales and was felt miles away.  
Dozens of cars, homes tagged with anti-Semitic graffiti in San Antonio Jewish community
A Jewish community on the North Side woke to widespread anti-Semitic vandalism Wednesday morning that included spray-painted swastikas, “KKK” lettering and other hateful slurs. “(We are) saddened and outraged,” said Howard Feinberg, a board member of the Rodfei Sholom Congregation...we became aware that in the neighborhood around our synagogue, there was a lot of graffiti of the anti-Semitic and racial nature.”  
Devastating bird flu threatens US poultry farmers
...More than 48 million turkeys and chickens have either died by the bird flu virus or been killed to stop its spread since it emerged on the west coast in December and swept across the nation. Egg prices have doubled as farmers work to rebuild their flocks in 20 states... Meanwhile, a handful of countries have banned US poultry farmers implement strict biosecurity measures...  
‘Soon, Very Soon You Will See’: Pro-Islamic State Hacking Group Issues Chilling Warning to America
A representative for a pro-Islamic State hacking group issued a chilling warning to members of the U.S. military and government Wednesday, promising that “very soon” followers of the organization would retaliate for overseas bombing targeting the terror organization. ...“Just like they spy on muslims, we are spying on them, watching their employees, watching their soldiers, recording their movements...  
Facial Recognition Software Moves From Overseas Wars to Local Police
Facial recognition software, which American military and intelligence agencies used for years in Iraq and Afghanistan to identify potential terrorists, is being eagerly adopted by dozens of police departments around the country to pursue drug dealers, prostitutes and other conventional criminal suspects. But because it is being used with few guidelines and with little oversight or public disclosure, it is raising questions of privacy and concerns about potential misuse.  
Iraq truck bomb kills dozens at Baghdad market
At least 59 people have been killed after a truck bomb exploded in north-eastern Baghdad, Iraqi officials say. The blast tore through the crowded Jameela market in the predominantly Shia district of Sadr City. The Sunni jihadist group, Islamic State (IS), said it was behind the bombing and that it targeted Shia militiamen.  
China allows yuan currency to drop for third day
China has set the guiding rate for its yuan currency lower for a third consecutive day. But Thursday's rate of 1% down against the dollar was a smaller margin than the shock cuts earlier in the week. The bank had on Tuesday announced it would start setting the daily rate based partly on the previous day's trading, bringing the yuan closer to a free-floating currency.  
Jewish neighborhood in San Antonio hit with anti-Semitic graffiti
Racist and anti-Semitic symbols including swastikas were painted on more than 30 cars, homes, buildings and signs in a predominately Jewish neighborhood in San Antonio, prompting a police investigation, authorities said on Wednesday.  
Armed Black Panthers March In Texas: ‘Off The Pigs’
A group of armed members of the New Black Panther Party marched on the Waller County Jail Wednesday afternoon chanting “The revelation is on… Off the pigs,” and “Oink Oink… Bang Bang!” The group of about fifteen Black Panthers exercised their First and Second Amendment rights. The group was met in Waller County by a large contingent of Harris County (Houston) Sheriff’s Office deputies.  
IS says it has beheaded Croatian hostage in Egypt
The Islamic State group said Wednesday it has beheaded a Croatian hostage, and released a picture of a body after what would be the first such killing of a Westerner in Egypt.  
The Climate Change Industry drastically depletes the Energy Market
Countries and companies around the globe have spent trillions of dollars to stop the Earth from warming and the Earth did not get the message, it responded by cooling. Not to worry, environmentalists who were blatantly wrong and tried to say that cooling is part of global warming, changed their golden goose agenda to climate change. Even though climate change is real, it is called seasons, critics of the climate change industry, of climatism, have been marginalized under the rubric of global warming heretic deniers.  
Kentucky tells prison chaplains: Sign pledge to never say homosexuality is a sin, or you’re out
I know what some of you are going to argue. The Commonwealth of Kentucky is not telling preachers they can’t preach 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. They can do that in their churches all they want, no problem. But if they want to work in the prisons on behalf of the commonwealth, they have to agree not to go there. It’s not about the right to freedom of religion. It’s about your right to a gig with the commonwealth.  
Black Skin Privilege: Justifying Voter Fraud
Black Americans today receive preferential treatment in the realm of elections and voting rights because the Left needs them to acquire and keep political power. To left-wingers it’s 1815, not 2015. Blacks today are unquestionably full citizens unhindered by officially sanctioned discrimination, but to the Left there are still crosses burning in front of black families’ houses while residents cower in terror inside. It’s a nefarious but brilliant strategy that relies on Republican cowardice.  

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

August 12, 2015

US Congressmen Harassed By Angry Muslim Mob On Temple Mount
A group of US Congressmen in Israel on a working policy trip were attacked by a mob of Muslims while visiting the Temple Mount Tuesday. The lawmakers are part of a delegation organized by the Israel Allies Foundation, which works with Congress and parliaments around the world to mobilize political support for Israel based on Judeo-Christian values.  
Three Years of Rain Falls in 12 Hours as Deadly Storm Causes Flooding, Mudslides in Chile
At least six people are dead in Chile after a potent weekend storm brought unusual rains to Chile's Atacama desert region, while the coast was battered by destructive waves and strong winds. Antofagasta, Chile, saw 0.55 inches (14 mm) of rain in just 12 hours Saturday into Sunday. That may not sound like much, but it's actually more than three years worth of rain for this town where the average annual rainfall is just 0.14 inches 
Obama Blocks Release Of Report Of Russian Nuclear Weapons Treaty Violation
Hicks said, however, that steps are being taking “across the government to address Russia’s violation of the treaty, including preserving military response options—but no decision has been made with regard to the type of response, if any.”  
German Media Alarmed by 'To Berlin!' Slogan on Modern Russian Bombs
The German tabloid Bild has been alarmed with pictures from the recent Russian naval aviation military exercises featuring bombs attached to Antonov An-26 military transport aircraft with WWII era-slogans such as “To Berlin!” and “For Stalin”. What made the situation even more peculiar is that the military exercises were staged a mere 500 kilometers away from the German capital.  
Could NASA be hiding ‘proof that ISS is being monitored by aliens’?
It all started with a YouTube viewer who examined the ISS footage and decided the station was being “monitored by extraterrestrials.” He posted the short version of the video, which shows the ISS cam panning to the right, before it freezes and, indeed, shows a pink and gold UFO just sitting there.  
Stocks, yields tumble after China pushes yuan lower again
Markets around the world fell for a second day on Wednesday, with stocks, the dollar and emerging market currencies all under pressure after China pushed the yuan lower again overnight, boosting the appeal of top-rated government bonds.  
Turkey PM: Syria no-fly zone needed
The Turkish prime minister has told the BBC that Turkey will push again for a no-fly zone over northern Syria to protect civilians fleeing both Islamic State and Syrian government forces. Ahmet Davutoglu said he would work with the US to establish a "safe area" for people displaced by Syria's conflict. Mr Davutoglu did not rule out sending Turkish troops in to protect the area.  
Ukraine surge in fighting violates ceasefire - EU
The European Union says escalating attacks on government-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine violate a February peace deal with pro-Russia separatists. "The Minsk Agreements must be implemented in good faith, starting with full observation of the ceasefire and genuine withdrawal of heavy weapons," the EU said. Ukraine on Monday accused rebels of carrying out the heaviest shelling since the truce was agreed.  
China's yuan currency falls for a second day
China's Central Bank has again cut the guiding rate for the national currency, the yuan, a day after Tuesday's record 1.9% devaluation. ...The yuan fell another 1% on Wednesday, marking the biggest two-day lowering of its rate against the dollar in more than two decades.  
Israeli combat troops react angrily to new rules of engagement in West Bank
...Israeli defense establishment on Tuesday temporarily revised the rules of engagement for combat soldiers on the ground serving in the Palestinian territories... ...IDF soldiers were furious... The...defense establishment is now requiring soldiers to hold their fire except for instances in which there is a genuine threat to their lives.  
NGO calls to raze outpost homes: 'Israel's complicity in illegal building is outrageous'
Yesh Din has petitioned the High Court of Justice to force the demolition of nine illegally built homes in the Derech Ha’avot outpost in the Gush Etzion Region of the West Bank. It focused on these nine homes in particular because they are under construction and located on land which Yesh Din claims belongs to residents of the nearby Palestinian village of al-Khader.  
Amnesty approves policy to decriminalize sex trade
Amnesty International approved a controversial policy Tuesday to endorse the de-criminalization of the sex trade, rejecting complaints from some women's rights groups who say it is tantamount to advocating the legalization of pimping and brothel owning.  
China's move to devalue currency could reverberate globally
China's surprise move Tuesday to devalue its currency has intensified concerns about a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy, whose growth rate has reached a six-year low. It is also fanning tensions with the United States and Europe, whose exports could become comparatively costlier.  
The FBI Considers The IRS & DOJ, Domestic Terrorists
Eventually it was bound to happen. The ever increasing ambiguous laws that allow the government to prosecute, or worse, simply negate all Constitutional protections of its citizens would come back to hang them. In an unusual circumstance, what is essentially one party in D.C. when it comes to matters of covering up governmental criminality, has split into a two party system. Specifically, a sect of the Republican party known as Tea Partiers pushed unrelentingly to expose the criminality acted upon members of its own tribe by various government agencies.  
At least 47 dead in market bomb blast in NE Nigeria
At least 47 people were killed and dozens wounded in a bomb blast Tuesday in a part of northeast Nigeria frequently targeted by Boko Haram Islamists, a medical source and witnesses said.  
Why Iran’s Anti-Semitism Matters
A few days ago, I spoke with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry about the politics of the Iran deal (you can find the full interview here), and at one point in our conversation I put to Kerry what I thought was—to be honest—something of a gimme question: “Do you believe that Iranian leaders sincerely seek the elimination of the Jewish state?”  
Clinton relents, gives up possession of private email server
Hillary Rodham Clinton relented Tuesday to months of demands she relinquish the personal email server she used while secretary of state, directing the device be given to the Justice Department.  

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

August 11, 2015

Giuliani: Trump, Hillary Won't Be the Nominees
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani does not believe Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will end up living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when the dust settles from the 2016 campaign...  
To ready for the final redemption, Israelis take red heifers by the horns
What has made a modern-day red heifer an impossibility thus far lies in this description in the Book of Numbers, Chapter 19: “This is the ordinance of the law which the Lord hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke.”  
George Soros funds Ferguson protests, hopes to spur civil action
There’s a solitary man at the financial center of the Ferguson protest movement. No, it’s not victim Michael Brown or Officer Darren Wilson. It’s not even the Rev. Al Sharpton, despite his ubiquitous campaign on TV and the streets. Rather, it’s liberal billionaire George Soros, who has built a business empire that dominates across the ocean in Europe while forging a political machine powered by nonprofit foundations that impacts American politics and policy, not unlike what he did with 
Defend Damascus from Tehran
Around 7,000 fighters have arrived in Syria over the past few weeks and their initial priority is defense of the capital. The goal is to reach 10,000 men to support the Syrian army and pro-government militias in Damascus and to retake Jisr-al-Shughur because it’s key to the Mediterranean coast and Hama region in Central Syria.  
Russia says 'early details' of plan to fight Islamic State start to emerge
Lavrov was speaking at a joint news conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. He said Moscow and Riyadh agreed that international players should join ranks to counter the Sunni jihadists who control swathes of Syria and Iraq.  
Alaska, Australia and Everywhere Else: Earthquakes 29 July-4 August 2015
The week of 29 July-4 August 2015 was an interesting one, seismologically speaking. In a typical week we would expect to see most, if not all, of the larger earthquakes in a given week at or near the boundaries of the earth’s tectonic plates, and to a certain extent that was true, with the largest tremor of the week striking in Alaska.  
NJ Man is Sixth Suspect in ISIS Plot
Nader Sa’adeh, 20, became the sixth suspect to be arrested since June in a Da’esh (ISIS) plot that has spread across the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region, U.S. officials say. The tri-state ISIS cell allegedly includes several more potential terrorists who have yet to be caught.  
For the past week, solar activity has been low. However, the sun has not been quiet. "I have noted that the sun has been extremely dynamic at shortwave radio wavelengths with almost constant Type III bursting," reports Thomas Ashcraft of New Mexico.  
Goddess Kali projected on New York's Empire State Building
In a breathtaking spectacle, Goddess Kali was projected on the Empire State Building in New York. Artist Andrew Jones designed the portrait of the goddess to make the point that Mother Nature now more than ever needs a fierce avatar to fight the dangers of pollution and extinction, reported.  
Russian Warships Dock In Iran for War Training
Two Russian warships have docked in northern Iran for a series of naval training exercises with the Islamic Republic, according to Persian-language reports... The two Russian ships docked in Iran’s Anzali port on Sunday and will hold “joint naval exercises during the three-day stay of the warships in Iran,” according to a Persian-language report in Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency.  
Ferguson Demonstrations: Authorities Declare State of Emergency in St. Louis County
St. Louis County authorities declared a state of emergency Monday and more than 100 people were arrested on the second day of protests marking a year since a police officer killed Ferguson, Missouri, teen Michael Brown. ..."The recent acts of violence will not be tolerated in a community that has worked so tirelessly over the last year to rebuild and become stronger," Stenger said in a statement.  
Iraqi parliament backs PM Haider al-Abadi's reforms
The Iraqi parliament has unanimously approved reforms aimed at stamping out corruption and easing sectarian tensions. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's programme was pushed through without debate, according to parliamentary speaker Salim al-Juburi. The move follows recent anti-government protests sparked by unreliable electricity amid a major heatwave.  
Turkey air strikes: PKK targeted by air force jets
Turkey has launched a series of overnight air strikes against Kurdish militants, aimed at 17 targets in the south-east, the army says. The targets were in Hakkari province on the border with Iran and Iraq. Turkey has seen increasing violence in recent weeks between the military and Kurdish separatists.  
Greece says bailout deal broadly agreed
Greece says it has broadly agreed the substance of a bailout deal with its creditors, according to Greece's finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos. "Two or three small issues," are yet to be resolved with lenders, Mr Tsakalotos said. The European Commission said a technical agreement had been reached with Greece, and that a political agreement was pending.  
Climate change: Australia sets new emissions target
Australia plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by between 26% and 28% below 2005 levels by 2030, PM Tony Abbott has said. It is less than cuts pledged by countries such as Canada and the US. Australia's previous target was to cut emissions by 5% by 2020, based on emissions in 2000.  
China devalues yuan currency to three-year low
China's central bank has devalued the national currency, the yuan, to its lowest rate against the US dollar in almost three years. The lender said the move was a "one-off depreciation" of 1.9% in a move to make the exchange rate more market-oriented. It comes in the wake of a string of weak economic data from the world's second largest economy.  
China pledges continued support for Ebola-hit Africa nations
China's foreign minister has pledged continued support to the three West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 11,200 people. Minister Wang Yi ended his tour in Guinea on Monday after visiting Sierra Leone and Liberia.  
A Black Skin Privilege Tax?
On July 20, fake petition prankster Mark Dice aired a YouTube video in which he asks primarily sign a petition advocating a one percent “White Privilege Tax”... The signers were told the tax would be used to help fund social programs for minority communities as a means of countering the leftist fad known as “white privilege.” Unsurprisingly, the petition was well-received...Under the banner of “turnabout is fair play,” we offer the following arenas in which a reasonable case could be made that black privilege is an integral part of the American landscape.  
The Obama Administration in Defense of the Nuclear Agreement with Iran
On August 5, 2015, President Barack Obama delivered an address that included criticism of Israel’s stance on the nuclear agreement with Iran. Although his specific remarks were particularly poignant, the overall message was not new. Indeed, regular statements by the president, Secretary of State Kerry, and other leading members of the administration since the agreement was signed in Vienna are intended to persuade Congress and US public opinion of the value of the nuclear agreement and why it merits United States approval. What follows is a review of the administration’s leading contentions in favor of the agreement.  
Fox News Lurches Left as Murdoch’s Sons Take Control of Media Dynasty
Rupert Murdoch handed over 21st Century Fox, the conglomerate behind Fox News, to sons James and Lachlan July 1, 2015. James is now CEO and Lachlan executive co-chairman. Last year Murdoch elevated his sons to prominent positions, James to co-COO and Lachlan to non-executive co-chairman, but the turnover of the conglomerate came sooner than expected.  
Assad cousin arrested over 'road rage' killing: report
Syrian authorities have arrested Suleiman al-Assad, a cousin of the president accused of killing a military officer in a road rage incident, official news agency SANA said Monday.  
Greece, lenders locked in marathon talks for bailout deal
Greece and its international lenders were locked in marathon overnight talks to seal a multibillion-euro bailout deal on Tuesday, racing against a countdown to European Central Bank debt repayments falling due in days. 
Goddess Kali, Hindu God Of Death And Destruction Projected On Empire State Building
Goddess Kali, Hindu God Of Death And Destruction Projected On Empire State Building The Times of India reports today that “In a breathtaking spectacle, Goddess Kali was projected on the Empire State Building in New York.” For those of you not familiar with the Goddess Kali, she is the Hindu god of death and destruction.  
Remorse: Only 26% Would Vote For Obama Again
President Obama’s claim he could win a third term was debunked by a poll showing only 26% would vote for him again. The Monmouth University poll released Monday also revealed that 68% would vote for someone else if the Constitution allowed Obama to run a third term.  

Monday, August 10, 2015

August 10, 2015

US envoy Shapiro on Iran deal: Israel needs to prepare for the day after congressional vote
it is in Israel's best interest to begin diplomatic talks with the US in preparation for the day after the congressional vote takes place, said the United States ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, in an interview with Israel Radio on Monday morning. "We have to accept that there is a clear disagreement between us and maybe we won't succeed in convincing each other," said Shapiro.  
What Ted Cruz Told Megyn Kelly About God Will Blow You Away
“Senator Cruz, start from you. Any word from God?” Kelly asked.  
Police: Cannibalism suspected in Russian 'Granny Ripper' case
Police in the Russian city of St. Petersburg say they are investigating cannibalism and occult sacrifice as motives in the suspected slayings of at least 11 people by a pensioner dubbed the "Granny Ripper."  
The Assault On Donald Trump Shows That Our 2 Party System Is Really A 1 Party System
This two-headed abomination that we call a “two party system” is in reality just a one party system. Yes, many Democrats and many Republicans really do hate one another, but at the end of the day there is very little difference between the two parties. That is why nothing ever really seems to change no matter who gets elected.  
Vatican seeks indictment of Jewish supremacist for supporting church burning
The Custody of the Holy Land, the Vatican's representative body in Israel, called on Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to indict high-profile Jewish supremacist Bentzi Gopstein on charges of incitement to racism.  
ISIS Allegedly Plots to Attack Britain’s Queen Elizabeth
UK police received notice of a specific concrete threat made against the Queen herself, according to The Sunday Express.  
Islamic Waqf Authority Guard Arrested on Temple Mount
In a new twist, a Waqf Islamic Authority security guard was arrested Monday morning in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount. Israeli security personnel were forced to use pepper spray to bring the situation under control.  
Measuring more than 150,000 km wide, sunspot AR2396 is one of the biggest sunspots of the current solar cycle. For the past week it has crossed the solar disk apparently poised to explode. Yet it has not.  
Small Earthquake Rattles Parts Of Maryland
)–A small earthquake rattles parts of Maryland Saturday night and dozens of residents say they felt the earth move! Although experts consider it weak, the earthquake is the strongest we’ve had in Maryland in at least a year.
6.9 magnitude earthquake hits Solomon Islands; no damage
A magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck near the Pacific’s Solomon Islands Monday, but there were no reports of damage or injuries. According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake struck 214 kilometers (132 miles) west of the capital, Honiara.  
LIVE: Afghanistan's Hindukush region rocked by 6.2 magnitude earthquake; tremors felt in India, Pakistan
The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) has put the quake magnitude at 6.2. As per the IMD, the quake's epicentre was in Hindukush region of Afghanistan at a depth of 210 kilometres. The quake's Latitude was 36.5°N and Longitude 71.3°E.  
Aerial Assault drone is armed with hacking weapons
Hackers' arsenal was beefed up with a drone armed with weapons to crack into wireless computer networks at close range, whether they be in skyscrapers or walled compounds. David Jordan of US-based Aerial Assault was at an infamous Def Con hacker gathering on Sunday, showing off a drone that could be dispatched on missions to land atop buildings or hover outside walls and probe for cracks in computer networks.  
PKK leader: Turkey is protecting IS by attacking Kurds
The man leading the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has accused Turkey of trying to protect the Islamic State group by attacking Kurdish fighters. Cemil Bayik told the BBC he believed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wanted IS to succeed to prevent Kurdish gains. Kurdish fighters - among them the PKK - have secured significant victories against IS militants in Syria and Iraq.  
Turkey attacks: Deadly violence in Istanbul and Sirnak
A wave of violent attacks hit Turkey on Monday, with five members of the security forces killed in the south-east and a bomb blast in Istanbul. Separately, two assailants opened fire outside the US consulate in Istanbul, but no-one was injured or killed. Four police were killed by a blast on a road in Sirnak province. Shortly after, gunmen opened fire on a military helicopter, killing one soldier.  
Afghanistan: Taliban suicide bomb attack near Kabul airport
A Taliban suicide bomber has attacked a checkpoint near the entrance to the international airport in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing five people. Local officials said at least 16 people were injured in the blast, which happened at about midday (07:30 GMT).  
The Timebomb Under Yellowstone: Scientists Warn Of 'Nuclear Winter' Across U.S. If Supervolcano Erupts
A supervolcano in the heart of America's northwest has the potential to blanket the US in a 'nuclear winter'. If it were to erupt, the Yellowstone supervolcano would be one thousand times as powerful as the 1980 Mount St Helens eruption, experts claim.  
Mexican missing-student activist killed in Guerrero state
A Mexican community activist who helped families search for their missing relatives has been killed. Miguel Angel Jimenez Blanco's body was found near his home in a town in the south-western state of Guerrero.  
Thousands sign petition to keep Megyn Kelly out of future GOP debates
A petition posted Friday to demands that Fox News ban Megyn Kelly from participating in any further GOP debates. By Sunday afternoon, that petition had garnered over 27,000 signatures. "Megyn Kelly characterizes the Presidential selection process as 'fun', dismissing the millions of Americans that find it much more serious," petitioners said. "We deserve better than Megyn Kelly."  
Police: Man who killed 8 had a dispute with woman victim
A family of six children and two parents were fatally shot in the head at a Houston home by a man with a violent criminal history who had previously been in a contentious relationship with the mother, authorities said Sunday.  
Israel charges Swede with spying for Lebanon's Hezbollah
Israel charged a Swede of Palestinian descent on Sunday with spying for Hezbollah, saying the Lebanese guerrilla group had tasked him with gathering information on Israeli military facilities that might be attacked in a future war.  
Israel’s Defense Minister Hints at Renewed Assassinations of Iranian Nuclear Scientists
Issuing a somewhat veiled threat at Iran, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Israel is not responsible for the lives of Iranian nuclear scientists, hinting at the renewal of covert assassination missions. “Ultimately it is very clear, one way or another, Iran’s military nuclear program must be stopped,” he said.  
Christians Burn While Pope Worries about “Worldly” Matters
In June, Pope Francis released his first independent encyclical. It merely served to highlight the indifference to the plight of persecuted Christians around the world. The Pope warned about issues dealing with the environment, but he did not once mention the plight of persecuted Christians  

Sunday, August 9, 2015

August 9, 2015

Dershowitz: Obama Is an Abject Failure—by His Own Standards
“If you judge president Obama by his own standards, he is an abject failure when it comes to international relations. Forget about my standard or yours. By his own standard he is an abject failure when it comes to dealing with Iran.”  
Obama: Netanyahu only foreign leader ‘I can recall’ forcibly interfering in US policy
US President Barack Obama charged that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the only foreign leader he could recall who had forcibly interfered in a foreign policy debate in Washington. He spoke about Netanyahu in an interview that he gave to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Thursday about the Iran deal, which will be aired in full on Sunday night.  
Attack in central Mali sign of spreading extremist violence
The first attack by Islamic extremists in a central Mali town, in which 10 people died, shows that jihadist aggressions are spreading in the country and hitting more directly at the government military and the U.N. peacekeeping force, an expert said Saturday.  
Activists: Hundreds of Syrian Christians flee Islamic State
Hundreds of Christian families have fled a central Syrian town as Islamic State fighters advance toward it, activists said Saturday, the anniversary of the U.S. beginning airstrikes against the extremists in Iraq.  
IS top command dominated by ex-officers in Saddam's army
While attending the Iraqi army's artillery school nearly 20 years ago, Ali Omran remembers one major well. An Islamic hard-liner, he once chided Omran for wearing an Iraqi flag pin into the bathroom because it included the words "God is great."  
Attacks on army, police and U.S. special forces kill 50 in Kabul
A wave of attacks on the Afghan army and police and U.S. special forces in Kabul have killed at least 50 people and wounded hundreds, dimming hopes that the Taliban might be weakened by a leadership struggle after their longtime leader's death.  
Typhoon weakens over southeast China after 20 dead, missing
A typhoon that lashed Taiwan dumped heavy rain and winds on the Chinese mainland on Sunday, leaving 20 people dead or missing, collapsing homes and trees and cutting power to more than a million homes.  
A year into bombing ISIS: How successful was the campaign?
Saturday marks the one year anniversary of US-led airstrikes against the self-declared Islamic State, and analysts say the campaign can point to few triumphs.  
Anti-Houthi forces take strategic city in Yemen, Emirati troops killed
Fighters backed by an Arab military coalition seized the key city of Zinjibar in southern Yemen on Saturday, residents and militia sources said, dealing another major blow to the dominant Houthi group.  
Jon Stewart, Patron Saint of Liberal Smugness
IT shows how gifted Jon Stewart is that his best moment happened on someone else’s show. He appeared in 2004 on “Crossfire,” a CNN yelling program, and asked the hosts to take seriously their responsibility to public understanding by having useful conversations instead of shouting matches.