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Joel 2:28  And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: (KJV)
Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: (KJV)

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NEW!!! (RED HOT) Henry Gruver Russia to Nuke the USA PART 1

Steve Quayle Published on Dec 19, 2016

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Henry Gruver: Russia to Nuke the USA - part 2

Published on Dec 27, 2016

Steve Quayle interviews Henry Gruver at GenSix Studios concerning Henry's open vision of a nuclear strike by Russia on the east and west coasts of the United States. This is part 2 of that conversation. 

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Map Shows Which US Cities Might Be Targeted First In Nuclear Strikes Upon America - What Should This Map Tell Us?

'A Strange Game, The Only Winning Move Is Not To Play'

April 19, 2017 By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die

The new story over at the Daily Mail today reports North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un smiled and waved as a cheering crowd watched a simulation of a US city being wiped out by a North Korean nuclear attack. You can see that video as the final video below. Just the latest provocation proving the 'mad dictator' is out of his mind, and more than willing to sacrifice the lives of the North Korean people, one North Korean defector recently stated Kim will stop at nothing to nuke the US as a 'last stand'. With the world on the edge of a nuclear war that could begin at any time according to the North Korean foreign minister in this story from The Sun that the Drudge Report linked to on Monday morning, we take a look within this ANP story at this recent story from JD Heyes over at Natural News called "If Nuclear War Breaks Out, Which US Cities Would Be Targeted First?" and all of the latest news from around the world that shows us we may be closer to nuclear war now than at any time since the Cold War. While most military experts believe that a war with North Korea would be 'won' by the US, those same experts warn that North Korea could do an incredible amount of damage to the US and as the Natural News story reports, striking American cities would have a multiplying effect. According to China, perhaps even more correctly, in such a war, nobody would win. For cities that were spared, residents would no doubt panic, leading to widespread chaos and even more death and destruction. Smaller cities of 1 million, 500,000, even 100,000 people would quickly degenerate into mayhem as the national government fought mostly to save itself – though a strike on Washington, D.C., would most assuredly take out the bulk of the federal government. Even a single nuclear strike could cause widespread pandemonium in American cities that were not targeted. While we've been ever so fortunate here in America to have long avoided an all-out war upon US soil, NKorea has also recently warned that "If the USA is planning a military strike against us, we will react with a preemptive nuclear strike!" as also heard in the 1st video below. Also claiming that they'll be conducting more missile tests on a 'weekly, monthly and yearly basis', North Korea's Vice-Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol warned that an "all-out war" would result if the US took military action. While many believe that North Korea's missiles couldn't strike most of the US if launched from Kim's 'hermit kingdom', this new story from Zero Hedge claims the potential range of North Korea's current weapons, particularly the KN-14 and KN-08 missiles, would put most of the US and the world within range as seen in the next graphic below And as we reported on ANP back on April 14th, North Korea's traditional nuclear weapons may not even be the biggest problem and threat that America faces. Warning that NKorea still has at least '3 aces in the hole', while a North Korean nuclear strike upon the US would be beyond devastating, an EMP attack launched upon our country could quite literally 'take down all of America at once'. And as we've been warned, such a devastating attack would only need one strike to be successful while NKorea 'taking out' 17 different cities would require at least 17 successful attacks. Yet we come back to the Natural News story's warning: Even a SINGLE nuclear strike could cause widespread pandemonium in US cities all across the country. While US cities make up less than 4% of the country's land mass, they are home to 62.7% of the total US population according to this March 4th, 2015 US Census Bureau story. If the 'snowflakes' in America are troubled now by the lack of 'safe spaces', war upon US soil could instantly lead to NO 'safe spaces' unless you're headed 'underground', and even most UG bunkers wouldn't be completely 'fail safe' should war upon US soil lead to a forthcoming 'invasion of America' such as that warned of by Pastor Henry Gruver. Below videos, we take a look at a new SQAlert which asks if Gruver's prophecy is now coming true with an alleged warning that the nation of Mexico may be allowing North Korea to use its ports and bays for an attack upon America in exchange for parts of the Southwest being returned to Mexico should NKorea pull off a miracle and win a war against the US. While we're unable at this time to confirm that this warning is true, it's been reported time and again that Mexico is seeking 'reconquista', the 'reconquest' of the parts of America that were once Mexico. As we've previously reported on ANP, Gruver had a vision of the invasion of America and its total destruction by the hands of the Russians and the Chinese. For those who may have missed it, the third and fourth videos below are Gruver's interviews with Steve Quayle in which they discuss his open vision of a nuclear strike by Russia on the East and West coast's of the United States in a two-part interview. In the 2nd video below from David Knight at Infowars he takes a look at what's now happening between the US and North Korea, asking how we've suddenly found ourselves on the brink of thermonuclear war, a war that could begin by accident and spin completely out of control, even before most people knew it had begun. And just as the 1983 movie classic WarGames warned, "A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?" And if it were in our power to do so, we would love to set up a nice chess match between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, live-streamed for the entire world to see, a matchup that would surely make winners of us all. 

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The US Government Has Been Preparing For The ‘End of the World’ Since The 1930’s – CIA Docs Reveal

By @truther2127 - 04/19/2017

(MARC AMBINDER) — Among the greatest foreign-policy dilemmas faced by former President Jimmy Carter is one that has never been publicly aired but is gaining new relevance. It concerns nuclear war, and how the U.S. government would survive it. Carter’s decisions remain classified, but documents newly declassified by the CIA, along with the archives at several presidential libraries, provide a new window into the White House’s preparations for an imminent apocalypse. Today, such an apocalypse could be triggered by any number of nuclear-armed states, including North Korea and Pakistan. During Carter’s presidency, such anxieties were focused squarely on the Soviet Union. It was during that period that military planners in both the Soviet Union and United States began to grapple with what until then had been an unthinkable heresy: abandoning the Mutually Assured Destruction catechism that had governed global order since the 1950s and preparing for surviving an all-out nuclear war. Carter and his White House were interested in more specific questions. If the presidency could survive after a nuclear war, what exactly would it do afterward? How could the surviving commander in chief be identified? Who would identify him? How would he fulfill the three main functions of the presidency: to be the chief executive of the government, the head of state, and the commander in chief of its armed forces? Carter’s answers came in the form of Presidential Directive 58, which was issued in the final months of his presidency; Ronald Reagan amended those plans with his own presidential directive in 1983. Their contents inform the continuity of government plans that remain in effect for the Trump administration. They have been the object of a multibillion-dollar pastiche of programs and a magnet for conspiracy theorists around the world. 

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SHOCK: Drug overdose deaths now kill more Americans every year than the entire Vietnam War… after Democrats refused to protect the border from drug cartels

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by: Mike Adams

(Natural News) For the last eight years, Democrats allowed drug smugglers and drug cartels to run rampant across the U.S. border, hoping to invite in a sufficient number of illegal aliens to make sure a Democrat could win the presidential election (through illegal voting, of course). The America-hating Democrats lost the election, but the social cost of their “open borders” lunacy will be felt for years to come. (See also The Left’s Descent to Fascism for more background on the deeper cost to society of the Left’s embrace of fascism and treason.) One of the most devastating costs of the Democrats’ open borders policy is the widespread trafficking of illicit drugs across the U.S. border, effectively flooding the heartland with dangerous chemical substances that destroy lives. Those chemicals are now killing more Americans every year than the entire Vietnam War. According to an analysis report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, overdose deaths from illicit drugs have reached war-like levels of annual deaths: 47,055 drug overdose deaths in 2014 (61% involving opioids) 52,404 drug overdose deaths in 2015 (63% involving opioids) (Data were not yet available for 2016.) The drugs cited for causing the overdose deaths are many of the same drugs brought into the United States by Mexican drug cartels, using smuggling routes that were left largely undefended by the Obama administration, which sought to leave America’s borders wide open for political purposes: natural/semisynthetic opioids methadone heroin synthetic opioids “A multifaceted, collaborative public health and law enforcement approach is urgently needed” to stem the growing epidemic, urges the CDC report, yet Democrats have systematically opposed any substantial support of police, Border Patrol or any law enforcement body that would substantially reduce the inflow of these addictive, dangerous substances into the United States. (Related: Find more news about drug addiction at In other words, just to keep winning elections, the Democrats have allowed a deadly drug war to be waged on the American people by drug cartels that largely originate from South of the border. Just to get Hillary Clinton elected, the Democrats subjected America to Vietnam War levels of carnage, suffering and death. That’s how much the Democrats despise America (and are willing to do anything to attain political power). Big Pharma’s chemical rampage of opioid deaths across America “The ongoing epidemic of opioid deaths requires intense attention and action,” warns the CDC report, which also points out the role of Big Pharma and the overprescription of addictive opioids. Yet the Obama administration did absolutely nothing to reel in the domineering power of the “legal” drug cartels in America: the pharmaceutical industry. While Americans are dying by the tens of thousands, Big Pharma is reaping a windfall of profits from addictive opioids. Follow the saga of opioids at For eight years under Obama, the Democrats sold out America to both the pharmaceutical giants and the Mexican drug cartels, and now we’re paying a devastating price across society. The loss of productive lives, the addiction treatment costs and the law enforcement burden are all adding enormous economic burdens to cities and states that are already drowning in debt. At the same time, treasonous, lunatic Leftists declared their cities to be “sanctuary cities” to actually harbor violent criminals and drug dealers, further adding to the scourge of drug deaths now devastating Americans across the country. (Question: When will President Trump arrest the mayors who openly violate immigration law and harbor violent criminals under the treasonous scheme of “sanctuary?”) President Trump, Jeff Sessions and DHS Secretary John Kelly are now left to clean up the enormous mess created by Obama and lawless Democrats The upshot of all this is that this enormous problem with drug deaths has been dumped in President Trump’s lap. Fortunately for us, DHS Secretary John Kelly appears to be taking this problem seriously. In prepared remarks delivered at George Washington University, Kelly rips into the enormity of the drug smuggling / drug cartels fiasco left behind by Obama, promising to finally allow law enforcement to take aim at the flow of these illicit street drugs that are killing tens of thousands. “[T]he damage TCOs [Transnational Criminal Organizations] do is not only violence and potential terror. It is also vast tonnages of marijuana and hard drugs—cocaine, heroin, counterfeit opiates, fentanyl, and meth amphetamines—they smuggle across our borders to feed both the recreational and addictive U.S. drug demand,” Kelly said. His remarks continue: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Coast Guard all bear witness to the massive quantity of drugs TCOs are bringing to our homeland every day—with devastating consequences. In 2015, which is the most recent data we have, there were 52,404 [1] deaths in the United States caused by a drug overdose. It’s the highest number of drug-related deaths our country has ever seen. It’s more deaths than the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1995 [2]. In a single year, we’ve lost nearly as many Americans to drug overdose as we lost in battle in World War I [3]. Almost as many as was lost in 12 years in Vietnam. And that’s just overdose deaths. That number—as high as it is—says nothing about the long-term health damage to our citizens who survive, to say nothing about the human misery, the families ripped apart, and the extremes of crime and violence inherent in the illegal-drug enterprise. We still need to educate the Trump administration about the remarkable benefits of non-psychoactive hemp extracts (CBD) Frustratingly, Kelly goes on to denounce marijuana as a “gateway drug” without making a distinction between non-psychoactive CBD products vs. high-THC (psychoactive) marijuana, saying, “DHS personnel will continue to investigate marijuana’s illegal pathways along the network into the U.S., its distribution within the homeland, and will arrest those involved in the drug trade according to federal law.” Nevertheless, it’s refreshing to finally see someone at DHS who is actively seeking to thwart drug cartels and drug smuggling into the United States. It may take far more than eight years under President Trump, however, to finally get a grip on this massive problem that’s been allowed to fester under Obama and the Democrats. While much of the so-called “War on Drugs” is a total sham and a complete waste of money, filling our prisons with non-violent marijuana users, the problem of heroin smuggling and hard drugs from Mexican drug cartels is a very serious and costly problem that must be urgently dealt with. We must also, of course, deal with Big Pharma’s opioid epidemic and the mass over-prescribing of such dangerous drugs by corrupt doctors who are routinely bribed by drug companies across America. Watch my mini-documentary on the drug war’s “fake science” problem in this shocking video: 

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85% of All Food in U.S. Now Contaminated: Toxic Pesticides Also Found in Drinking Water

Toxic Pesticides Found in Drinking Water — and Other Pesticide-Related News

by Dr. Mercola

Modern agricultural practices have led to ever-increasing amounts of chemicals being used on our food, and whether we’re talking about pesticides, herbicides or fungicides, most have deleterious effects on health. According to the latest report on pesticide residues in food by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a mere 15 percent of all the food samples tested in 2015 were free from pesticide residues. In 2014, over 41 percent of samples had no detectable pesticide residues on them. [1] That just goes to show how quickly our food is being poisoned. At that trajectory, we may eventually find out none of the non-organic food sold in 2016 or 2017 was pesticide-free. Recent news has highlighted a number of problems associated with this out-of-control use of agricultural chemicals, starting with atrazine. Atrazine, the “Forgotten” Toxin Atrazine, the second most commonly used herbicide in the U.S. after glyphosate, has been linked to many disturbing health effects. Despite that, it has not received nearly the same public attention glyphosate has. A recent KCET story [2] with focus on atrazine notes its effects are in many cases actually worse than glyphosate. If it wasn’t for Roundup, atrazine would probably be the most controversial herbicide on the planet,” Chris Clarke writes. “It’s the pesticide most commonly found as a runoff contaminant in rivers, streams, lakes and wetlands. It can travel hundreds of miles on airborne dust from the farm fields where it’s applied in order to contaminate those wetlands, and can persist for decades once it gets there. It’s been linked to reproductive abnormalities in frogs, hormonal changes in alligators, and serious harm to other wildlife populations. And it can even promote fungal diseases in the soil by killing off beneficial fungi while leaving the pathogens. Atrazine Is a Potent Health Hazard Atrazine is the most common water contaminant in the U.S., where it was initially approved for use in 1958. It’s been banned in Europe since 2005, and groundwater contamination was, in fact, one of the determining factors behind this decision. An estimated 70 million pounds of atrazine are applied to agricultural fields in the U.S. each year, the vast majority of it being used on corn. [3] Independent research [4] shows atrazine causes hermaphroditism in frogs (turning males into egg-laying females) by inducing an enzyme called aromatase, which causes overproduction of estrogen. For this reason, atrazine is also suspected of contributing to breast cancer. Research has also shown atrazine: Blocks testosterone production Is a potent endocrine disruptor Chemically castrates wildlife and causes sexual reproductive problems in a wide range of animals, including mammals, birds, fish and amphibians Induces miscarriage in laboratory rodents Reduces immune function in animals Studies looking at human cells and tissues suggest the chemical likely poses similar threats to human health. For example, one study linked atrazine exposure in utero to impaired sexual development in young boys, causing genital deformations, including microphallus (micropenis). The evidence [5,6] also suggests atrazine exposure may contribute to a number of different cancers, specifically breast cancer, ovarian cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, hairy-cell leukemia and thyroid cancer. Elevated concentrations of atrazine in drinking water have also been associated with birth defects in the human population, including abdominal defects, gastroschisis (in which the baby’s intestines stick outside of the baby’s body) and others. Bee-Killing Pesticides Contaminate Drinking Water Neonicotinoids, pesticides linked to bee die-offs around the world, are another water contaminant Americans have to contend with. Water testing by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 2015 showed neonicotinoids are present in more than half of all streams tested. Similar findings were recently made in Switzerland by the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology. [7] There, watercourses were found to be contaminated with 128 different agricultural chemicals: 61 herbicides, 45 fungicides and 22 insecticides. All streams and brooks tested failed to meet Swiss water quality standards. Thresholds for acute toxicity to aquatic life were also exceeded. Now, a team of investigators at the USGS and the University of Iowa report [8] finding three different neonicotinoids — clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam — in all samples of treated drinking water. [9,10] Water treatment facilities simply are not equipped to filter out most pesticides. The water samples were collected from taps in Iowa City and on the University’s campus. Measured in parts per trillion, neonicotinoids were found at concentrations ranging from 0.24 to 57.3 nanograms per liter. While the concentrations were quite low, there’s really no telling what the health effects might be, especially when you consider all the other chemical contaminants found in most tap water. Research has shown that even non-toxic ingredients can have toxic effects when combined. By acting on various pathways, organ systems, cells, and tissues, the cumulative effects of non-carcinogenic chemicals can act in concert to synergistically produce carcinogenic activity. As noted by lead author Dr. William Goodson: [11] [W]hat we’re realizing … [is] that there’s reason to think that it doesn’t take one chemical to take it all the way from normal to cancer. One chemical can take it part way, another chemical will take it another portion of the way, and maybe a second, third or fourth chemical will take it all the way. Carbon Filters Can Significantly Reduce Pesticide Contaminants In theory, water treatment will render your tap water safe to drink. But there are several limitations to the process that leave most tap water questionable at best. Many chemicals simply cannot be filtered out. Pesticides, drugs, radioactive particles and fluoride are all common water contaminants that are very difficult to effectively remove. As a general rule, activated carbon filters are the best, although they cannot remove fluoride. For that, you need either a reverse osmosis system, a deionizer or an activated alumina filter, each of which can remove about 90 percent of the fluoride. [12] The USGS/University of Iowa team investigated the effectiveness of different filtration systems in eliminating neonicotinoid pesticides, and activated carbon filtration was a clear winner, removing 100 percent of clothianidin, 94 percent of imidacloprid and 85 percent of thiamethoxam. EPA Chief Rejects Science and Chooses Not to Ban Chlorpyrifos Chlorpyrifos is the most commonly used organophosphate insecticide. Household use was banned in 2000, and even scientists at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have pushed for a complete ban, as the dangers posed by this insecticide are well-documented. For example, living within 1 mile of chlorpyrifos-treated fields increases a woman’s risk of having an autistic child by 300 percent. [13,14] A petition to ban chlorpyrifos was filed over a decade ago. Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA, recently issued an order denying the petition. [15] As noted by NPR: [16] That’s despite the agency’s earlier conclusion, reached during the Obama administration, that this pesticide could pose risks to consumers. It’s a signal that toxic chemicals will face less restrictive regulation by the Trump administration. In its decision, the EPA didn’t exactly repudiate its earlier scientific findings. But the agency did say that there’s still a lot of scientific uncertainty about the risks of chlorpyrifos, and it said that because of that uncertainty, the court had no right to set a firm deadline for a decision. A federal court had ordered the EPA to decide by midnight on Friday [March 24] whether to ban chlorpyrifos … Patti Goldman, from the environmental group Earth[j]ustice, calls the decision “unconscionable,” and says that her group will fight it in court. Will EPA Do the Right Thing and Ban Atrazine? Considering the evidence showing other EPA officials have taken an active role in protecting chemical giants like Monsanto against rulings that would impact their bottom line, Pruitt’s actions does raise suspicions. The EPA is also in the process of reassessing atrazine, and it remains to be seen whether the agency will finally take a firm stand against this pernicious toxin, or let it slide like chlorpyrifos and glyphosate. On June 6, 2016, the EPA released its most recent risk assessment for atrazine, [17] which concluded the chemical may cause reproductive harm to mammals, fish and birds, with the level of concern surpassed nearly 200-fold using real-world scenarios for mammals. For fish and birds, atrazine exceeded the level of concern by 62- and 22-fold, respectively. The risk assessment is expected to be finalized sometime this year. Not surprisingly, the pesticide and agriculture industries are up in arms over it. According to the Iowa Corn Growers Association, should the EPA’s report be finalized as written, it would lead to such severe label restrictions that it would “effectively ban the product from most uses” [18] — which is exactly what the public health needs. The question is whether the EPA will again fold to industry pressure to keep a toxic profit-maker on the market. EPA Official Prevented Glyphosate Safety Review and USDA Drops Glyphosate Testing of Food One EPA official accused of colluding with Monsanto to prevent the truth about Roundup from seeing the light of day is Jess Rowland, former associate director of the EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs, Health Effects Division. Email correspondence shows Rowland even stopped a glyphosate investigation by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on Monsanto’s behalf. Rowland was part of the EPA team that declared glyphosate is unlikely to be a human carcinogen, a finding that runs contrary to the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s determination. Curiously (if you believe in coincidences), the USDA has suddenly dropped its plan to test food for residues of glyphosate, after spending most of 2016 coordinating with the EPA and the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) to start testing corn syrup on April 1. As noted by The Huffington Post: [19] Documents show that at least since January 2016 into January of this year, the glyphosate testing plan was moving forward. But when asked about the plan this week, a USDA spokesman said no glyphosate residue testing would be done at all by USDA this year … Glyphosate Linked to Pregnancy Problems Now, researchers looking at glyphosate’s impact on pregnant women add more fuel to the fire, concluding glyphosate levels in women’s bodies correlate with poor birth outcomes. [20] It seems quite clear that avoiding testing food for glyphosate is putting human health at grave risk. The team presented its preliminary findings at the Children’s Environmental Health Network Conference in Washington D.C. on April 6. In all, 91 percent of the 69 pregnant women tested had glyphosate in their urine, and higher levels were associated with significantly shorter pregnancies and lower birth weights — risk factors that set children up for health and neurodevelopmental problems. Dr. Paul Winchester, medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit at the Franciscan St. Francis Health system and lead author of the study said: This is a huge issue. This is the first U.S. study to demonstrate glyphosate is present in pregnant women. Everyone should be concerned about this … Is this level of exposure safe or not? We’ve been told it is, but exposures haven’t been measured. It’s mind-boggling. Female Farmers Use Fewer Pesticides Speaking of women, in related news, researchers have found that when female farmers are in charge of pesticide application, fewer pesticides are used. [21] An estimated 38 percent of farm managers in Cambodia and Laos are women, and under their watch, 42 percent fewer pesticides are used. Other statistics revealed in the study included a 251 percent jump in pesticide use when farmers sought advice from pesticide sellers, and a 45 percent drop when advice was sought from friends and neighbors. Meanwhile, education about pesticide hazards was not associated with a decrease in use. In fact, while 82 percent of Cambodian farmers admitted being worried about cancer risks, they continued using the chemicals anyway. On the other hand, knowledge about the use of beneficial insects did result in the use of fewer pesticides. How to Protect Yourself From Toxic Pesticides According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 75 percent of the U.S. population has detectable levels of pesticides in their urine, and unless you’re a farmer, your diet is one of the most significant routes of exposure, along with your drinking water. [22]Eating organic is one of the best ways to lower your overall pesticide burden. The largest study [23] of its kind found that people who “often or always” ate organic food had 65 percent lower levels of pesticide residues compared to those who ate the least amount of organic produce. Organic produce also had, on average, 180 times lower pesticide content than conventional produce. [24] Keep in mind it’s possible to find produce that is not certified organic that may still have a lower pesticide burden than typical conventional produce. If you can’t find organic produce, look for a local farmer who has eliminated pesticide use (or uses a minimal amount of such chemicals). Filtering your drinking water is also important. As mentioned, atrazine is the most commonly detected pesticide in U.S. water supplies, and certain areas may also have neonicotinoid contamination. To remove pesticides, look for a filter certified by NSF International to meet American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard 53 for volatile organic compounds reduction. This will ensure the filter is capable of significantly reducing atrazine and other pesticides. [25] Most activated carbon filters will meet this requirement and get the job done. Unfortunately, if your water is fluoridated, you’ll need yet another type of filtration to get the fluoride out. For that you need either a reverse osmosis system, a deionizer or activated alumina filter. Lastly, if you know you have been exposed to pesticides, eating fermented foods and/or using a low-EMF infrared sauna can be helpful, especially if combined with an optimal supplemental detox regimen including binders to catch the toxins that are mobilized from the fats. The lactic acid bacteria formed during the fermentation of kimchi has been shown to help your body break down pesticides. In addition, there is some evidence that the antioxidant lycopene, found in watermelon, tomatoes, red bell peppers and more, may protect against some of atrazine’s toxic effects. [26] Read the full article at 

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A deadly salamander disease just got a lot scarier

By Erik StokstadApr. 19, 2017 , 1:00 PM

Europe's largest and best known salamander species, the fire salamander, is falling victim to a deadly fungus, and new research is making scientists more pessimistic about its future. A 2-year study of a population in Belgium, now entirely wiped out, has revealed that these amphibians can't develop immunity to the fungus, as was hoped. To make matters worse, it turns out the fungus creates a hardy spore that can survive in water for months and also stick to birds' feet, offering a way for it to spread rapidly across the continent. Two other kinds of amphibians, both resistant to the disease, also act as carriers for the highly infectious spores. "This is terrible news," says geneticist Matthew Fisher of Imperial College London, who studies the fungus but was not involved in the new research. "This isn't a problem that's going to go away. It's a problem that's going to get worse." The pathogen, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal), is a chytrid fungus, a type that lives in damp or wet environments and typically consumes dead organic matter. Bsal infects and eats the skin of salamanders, causing lesions, apathy, loss of appetite, and eventually death. Over the past few decades, a related fungus, B. dendrobatidis (Bd), has struck hard at amphibian populations around the world, particularly in the Americas, Australia, Spain, and Portugal. More than 200 species of frogs and toads are thought to have gone extinct, including many kinds of Costa Rica's striking stream-breeding toads. Bsal was identified in a nature reserve in the Netherlands in 2013 after fire salamanders started dying with ulcers and sores similar to those caused by Bd. Fire salamanders (Salamandra salamandra) grow up to 35 centimeters long, can live more than 40 years, and hunt insects and other small prey in forest streams. Their bright yellow spots warn predators of poison around their head and back. In the Dutch nature reserve, the population plummeted 99.9%. The fungus is thought to have arrived in Europe via salamanders or newts imported from Asia for the pet trade. Bsal has since been found in Belgium and Germany in both fire salamanders and alpine newts. As soon as Bsal was spotted in Belgium in April 2014, veterinarian An Martel of Ghent University in Merelbeke, Belgium, and her colleagues began visiting every month to track the population. About 90% of the fire salamanders died within 6 months, and after 2 years all were gone. The fieldwork revealed that adult animals were more likely to get infected, which makes sense because they are in closer contact with each other—through fighting for mating and breeding, for example—than are juveniles. But the death of these adults means that the population likely won't recover. There was no immune response detected in any of the sick animals in the lab, suggesting that it will be impossible to develop a vaccine, the team reports today in Nature. "We really wanted to find solutions to mitigate disease, to save the salamanders, but everything turned out bad," Martel says. The team had also hoped that the fungus would become less virulent—as often occurs when a pathogen reaches a new host that lacks any immunity—but that hasn't happened: Fungal spores taken from the last fire salamanders in the Belgian forest, when dripped onto the backs of healthy salamanders in the lab, were just as lethal as those collected early in the outbreak. "When they come in contact with a single spore, they will die." This is a very important piece of work, and it's terrifying. … If [this] gets loose in the United States, it's going to be bad. Joe Mendelson, Zoo Atlanta The paper has more bad news. Researchers knew that Bsal makes spores with a tiny tail called a flagellum, which propels them toward amphibians. If spores dry out, they die. Otherwise, they typically survive for a few days before being eaten by protozoa. But Martel's group discovered that Bsal makes a second type of spore that looks much hardier and is rarely eaten by protozoa. "This will make it almost impossible to eradicate the fungus from the environment," says Martel, who adds that the spores can survive in pond water for more than 2 months. Another experiment showed that soil remained infectious for 48 hours after it was walked on by a sick salamander. In a separate lab test, the spores adhered to goose feet, suggesting they could hitchhike long distances on birds. The group also showed that two species that share the same habitat as the fire salamander are likely carriers of the disease. Midwife toads (Alytes obstetricans) could be infected with the fungus and shed spores for a few weeks, but they didn't get sick. A high dose of the fungus killed alpine newts (Ichthyosaura alpestris), but low doses made them infectious for months without killing them. As has happened with Bd in the Americas, Bsal will lurk in these reservoirs of disease even after local populations of fire salamanders vanish. Any fire salamanders that arrive from elsewhere will likely get infected by newts or toads. According to results from previous infection trials, most salamander species in Europe are likely just as vulnerable to Bsal. The fire salamander has a range that extends across Europe, and the fear is that the fungus will reach endangered salamanders. With small populations, these species could more easily be driven extinct, Fisher says. "The assumption is that they are all at risk," he says, and the findings in the new paper "have really upped their risk status." Martel and European colleagues recently started monitoring for Bsal in seven countries. It is possible to cure amphibians in the lab. For animals that can take the heat, like fire salamanders, 10 days at 25°C will kill the fungus. Other species can be cured with a combination of two drugs. But there is no practical solution for animals in the wild, especially when their habitat is contaminated with fungal spores. Herpetologist Jaime Bosch of the National Museum of Natural History in Madrid had a rare success in eliminating a chytrid fungus from the wild. A few years ago, he and colleagues got rid of Bd on the Spanish island of Mallorca by temporarily removing some 2000 tadpoles of the Mallorcan midwife toad (Alytes muletensis) and disinfecting their ponds with powerful chemicals. But this success would be hard to replicate in less isolated locations, he says. "Right now, we are very far away from having any solution." The only hope in the meantime, Bosch and others say, is to slow the spread of the disease by ending the importation of amphibians. The United States, a hot spot of amphibian diversity, has already taken steps in that direction. Last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service banned the import of 201 species of salamanders on the grounds that they might introduce the fungus. Joe Mendelson, a herpetologist at Zoo Atlanta, says the new research suggests the list should be expanded to include other carriers such as the toad and newt studied in the new paper. "This is a very important piece of work, and it's terrifying," he says. "If Bsal gets loose in the United States," he says, "it's going to be bad." 

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Remember Jerusalem

Hal Lindsey

By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down and wept, When we remembered Zion. — Psalms 137:1 NASB

The word “Zion” was first used for the ancient stronghold built on one of Jerusalem’s hills, but came to mean the city itself. To remember Zion, then, is to remember Jerusalem and all the promises God made concerning her. That attachment in memory, even by Jews who would never in their lives see the city, became a crucial part of maintaining a Jewish identity in all the foreign lands to which they would be dispersed through the centuries. Jerusalem and her memory became for the Jews a symbol of God’s literal promises to the literal bloodline of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The prophet Daniel would the model for Israeli prosperity and devotion during the diaspora. Daniel remembered Jerusalem at each time of prayer. He made sure that his home in Babylon had windows facing Jerusalem. He would open those windows, and pray in that direction three times a day. Now he certainly didn’t do that because he thought God could hear him better if he prayed toward Jerusalem. He did it as a reminder that his people would return there someday. God made that promise, and would keep His word. Trusting God’s faithfulness, Daniel remained faithful even under threat of death. In verses 5 and 6 of Psalm 137, we read the pledge that became central to the thinking of Jews around the globe for 2500 years. “If I forget you, O Jerusalem, May my right hand forget her skill. May my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, If I do not remember you, if I do not exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy.” One of the great miracles of history is that God kept His people distinct from the societies they entered. They became productive members of those societies, but were not assimilated. A big part of that miracle comes from their attitude toward Jerusalem and the promises of God it represents. For hundreds of years, Jews have ended their Passover Seder with the phrase, “Next year in Jerusalem.” Even Jews living in Jerusalem end the Seder with these words. For them, Jerusalem is not only a real place on the earth, but it also means “The City of Peace.” So, they’re saying, “Next year in the literal city,” but it also carries the thoughts, “Next year in peace and in the fulfilled promises of God.” Jesus came to Jerusalem at the climax of His life and ministry. He showed both His frustration and love for the city and its people when He said, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling.” (Matthew 23:37 NASB) They rejected Jesus just as Daniel and the other prophets predicted. God used that very rejection for our salvation. Romans 11:11 says, “By their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles.” But that did not negate God’s promises to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and others. Those promises began to be fulfilled in the 19th century when Jews started returning to the land in large numbers. They were returning to the place deeded to them by God Himself — the Promised Land. That led to the rebirth of Israel as a nation in 1948. They would regain control of Jerusalem in 1967. According to scripture, their return to the land portends another return — the return of Jesus. Peace is coming to Jerusalem — peace to “The City of Peace.” God keeps His promises. JERUSALEM gives proof through the ages. Even Israelites who have little faith have a supernatural love for the City of Jerusalem that they don’t fully understand. I was not born as a Jew, but as soon as I received Jesus Christ as Lord and savior - I too received that supernatural love for Jerusalem. It is going to be the eternal dwelling place God will dwell in with us in the center of the universe. How could anything be greater? 

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It’s About the Temple Mount

By Hal Lindsey

After a brief lull, the so-called “stabbing intifada” in Israel came roaring back this week. Israel has an array of sophisticated security precautions in place. They even deployed the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) in Jerusalem. But security forces always have limitations. Pundits usually tell us that the answer to violence is to eliminate guns from the equation. But even if the Israelis could do that, they still couldn’t get rid of knives, cars, Molotov cocktails, rocks, bombs, or bare hands. The centerpiece of this uprising is the knife, something you can’t outlaw. Knives are among the most basic humans tools, and they’re everywhere. Jesus taught that murder is not just an action, but an attitude of the heart (Matthew 5:21-22). Police can scan faces, set up metal detectors, use radiation detection equipment, bomb-sniffing dogs, and create heavily guarded checkpoints, but killers will still get into populated areas. The murder is not in their guns, but in their hearts. They will find rocks. They will drive cars into pedestrians. They will find and use knives. Against all reason, Palestinians keep on initiating attacks that result in more security checkpoints, more walls, and more scrutiny. It’s like “suicide by cop.” They keep coming at the Israelis until they get shot. Their continued attacks destroy their freedoms and opportunities for financial prosperity. How can it be worth giving up all that just to kill unknown Jews as they walk down a street? Social scientists usually attribute the current wave of violence to economics, most often a lack of jobs. Yet, as Joseph Farah asks in a World Net Daily column this week, “If conditions for Arabs are so bad in Israel, why is the Arab population exploding?” He points out that “In 1949, the Arab population of Israel was about 160,000. Today, it is over 1.2 million.” Rank and file Arabs have more freedom and greater opportunity in Israel than anywhere else in the region. That’s why their numbers have grown so dramatically. Their arbitrary violence against Jews winds up hurting everyone, but especially the Palestinians themselves. So why do they stay on the offensive? The root problem is not economic, but religious. Muslims hate Jews as a matter of religious obligation. Secular Europe cannot fathom this fact, and even Americans find it difficult to grasp. Large numbers of Palestinians are willing to let their children die as suicide bombers. It’s not that they don’t love their children. They do. But Islam comes first. The Temple Mount stands as ground zero for the current unrest. If that sounds familiar it’s because it has happened many times before. Those 35 acres of ground intensify emotions on both sides like nothing else. Jews would at least like to pray there — an idea that is anathema to the Muslims. That small plot of land has inspired so much fear and rage among Muslims that in October, U.S. News and World Report ran an editorial by Ben Caspit calling on Israel to completely close the Temple Mount to Jews. Caspit wrote, “Israel has no intention of taking control of the Al-Aqsa Mosque or changing the status quo involving the Temple Mount. The Palestinians, however, are more attentive to conspiracy theories based on statements by the messianic Israeli right. The thing is, the messianics stand at a great distance from the government, and anyone who relates to their words as a scenario soon to unfold is simply manipulating facts. None of this is important at the moment, however, because the Palestinians are convinced that Israel plans on usurping Al-Aqsa.” The Muslim hysteria about Jews rebuilding the Temple may not be as farfetched as Caspit claims. A poll taken in 2010 showed that 49% of Israelis want to see the Temple rebuilt. Only 23% said it shouldn’t happen. The rest were undecided. Whether they believe it’s possible or not, Palestinian leaders use fear of a rebuilt Jewish Temple to stir up their constituents to the point of violence. Even proposals to rebuild the temple without harming the mosques draws a frenzy of rage from the Muslims. No matter what Israel the promises, they fully expect the Jews to destroy the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. It’s interesting that so many Palestinians are convinced that there will be another Jewish Temple on the site. Few of them know it, but they’re agreeing with the Bible. It says that before the mid-point of the seven-year period known as Daniel’s 70th Week, the temple will be rebuilt and sacrifices will be offered again. Daniel 11:31 says that forces from the Antichrist “will arise, desecrate the sanctuary fortress, and do away with the regular sacrifice. And they will set up the abomination of desolation.” [NASB] To “do away with the regular sacrifice,” and to “set up the abomination of desolation” requires that the temple be rebuilt. In the meantime, to understand the Temple Mount hysteria among Muslims, we need to understand the spiritual dimensions of the problem. This is not just a real estate dispute. It is about principalities and powers. Satan will stir anyone he can, as much as he can, in an attempt to keep the holy place in a state of desecration. But he cannot stop God’s plan. The mighty can never defeat the Almighty. Unbelieving religious Jews will rebuild the false temple and offer false animal sacrifices during the first part of the Tribulation. (Daniel 11:31) Then the “man of lawlessness”, the Antichrist, will desecrate that false temple of God by taking his seat in the Holy of Holies, displaying himself as being God. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 NASB) That event will start the last half of the Tribulation. That will start 3½ years of the greatest horrors yet known to mankind. It will end with the visible Coming of THE ALMIGHTY, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will rule for 1000 years of peace. Then is the last Judgment of all unbelievers of all Ages. He will then establish forever the New Heaven and Earth. (I have just tried to synthesize hundreds of pages in a few words. Have mercy on me for brevity. Hal Lindsey) 

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etc.. Throughout the world right now peace is fastly disappearing, wars are rising up, trouble on the right hand, trouble on the left hand, etc..

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Jesus Is Coming Soon!

by Hal Lindsey

For more than fifty years, I have lived in the urgent expectation of Jesus’ return. Fifty years is a long time. Do I regret it? Was I wrong? No and no! In Luke 12:37, Jesus said, “Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching.” (NKJV) As followers of Christ, we are to live in a state of watchfulness. A thousand years ago, there were Christians living in expectation of His coming. They were not foolish to do so. They were obedient. Titus 2:13 directs us to be “looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” (NKJV) Those Christians from previous generations who lived in expectancy of Christ’s return tended also to be those who lived closest to Him. They were the ones most interested in His word, in sharing the Gospel, helping the poor, and caring for the sick. If you’re always on the lookout for Christ’s return, someone will inevitably remind you that no one knows the day nor the hour. But they’re missing the point. It’s precisely because we do not know the day nor hour of His return that we are to be watchful. In Matthew 24:42, Jesus said, “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.” (NKJV) For two thousand years, people have been watching. That sounds like a long time, but remember this. God gave the first promise of His first coming to Adam and Eve. It took thousands of years, but God kept His word and Jesus came. By human standards, the Lord may sometimes seem slow. But He has a reason for that. 2 Peter 3:9-10 says, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come.” (NKJV) When skeptics complain about God allowing evil and pain in the world, remember that “the Lord is not slack.” He will one day stop all the child molesters, terrorists, and other criminals. And He will hold them to account. But He won’t just stop the evil you don’t like. He will stop all evil. He will hold everyone to account. Why does he wait? Because He “is longsuffering toward us.” He’s “not willing that any should perish.” He wants everyone to “come to repentance” — turn to Him and be saved. For now, love and concern compel Him to wait. But He will not wait forever. Earlier in the same chapter, Peter wrote, “Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.’” (2 Peter 3:3-4 NKJV) I’m convinced that these are the last days, and can assure you that scoffers have come. “I’ve been hearing this all my life!” … “You’ve been saying this for fifty years!” Yes, and I will keep on saying it because it’s still true. There are no signs yet to be fulfilled before the rapture. But signs of the Second Coming are everywhere. Since the rapture comes before the Second Coming, the rapture has to be exceedingly close! The big thing that makes our time different from any other is the existence of Israel as a nation, and the Jews having control of Jerusalem. But there are other things unique to our time, as well. For instance, before now the world did not have the technology needed for the Antichrist to control commerce as completely as the Bible foretells. There’s another sign unique to today. Jesus is coming soon . . . because He must! In dozens of areas, human civilization is hurtling headlong toward destruction. Look at just one — machines with artificial intelligence. Scientists like Stephen Hawking warn of such machines taking over the world, destroying the human race in the process. Far out? Even longtime proponents of artificial intelligence have now joined in the warnings. Air Force General Paul Selva, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the U.S. Defense Department, recently warned about “autonomous weapons systems” similar to the title character in the movie, “The Terminator” — and just as dangerous. General Selva sees weapons that are not under direct human control as a menace to mankind. And, like self-driving cars, they’re just around the corner. Then there’s nuclear proliferation. Some people take comfort from the fact that no nuclear weapons have been used in combat since 1945. But that’s like taking comfort from the fact that you’ve been playing Russian roulette for an hour and no shots have been fired. Just keep playing, and the odds will catch up to you. During the Cold War, Carl Sagan, wrote, “The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.” Except now, a madman in Korea also holds a match. The nation of Iran, run by religious fanatics who see it as their job to create an apocalypse, also have, or will soon have, a match in their hands. Next door neighbor enemies, India and Pakistan, both have nukes. Russia has more than anybody, and no one knows if their leader is crazy or not. But don’t be afraid. Things are shaping up as God said they would. Just be sure you have invited Jesus to save you. Receive the pardon purchased for you when He died on the cross. He will instantly give you a new heart with new desires. Ask Him to empower you with His Holy Spirit. Then remember to thank Him for all these things. In His power, you will begin to live a life that will draw others to Him as well. 

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etc. For I have warned you Russia is not your friend, I have warned you that China is not your friend, I have warned you that North Korea is not your friend and I have warned you that Iran is not your friend. etc.

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Defector: If Tensions With US Worsen, North Korea Will Start Kidnapping Americans

Leah Barkoukis Posted: Apr 18, 2017 1:00 PM

A North Korean defector said Kim Jong Un plans to kidnap Americans if tensions with the U.S. continue to escalate. Ung-gil Lee told the Daily Mail that if the U.S. attacks the rogue nation, a special forces group armed with deadly nerve agents will be deployed into South Korea to kidnap tourists, businessmen, and diplomats. “The best case [for his old unit] would be to round them up and take them north, but if not they will take the foreigners hostage in South Korea. “But they will all be killed, come what may – this goes hand in hand with assassination,” Lee, who served in one of these units for six years, told the Daily Mail. Lee, a former corporal in the 11th Storm Corps, says his former comrades have been trained to carry out Islamic State-style terror attacks. The 37-year-old, who now works as a financial adviser in Seoul after defecting from the repressive regime in 2006, warns that if attacked, Kim Jong Un will respond very differently from Syria’s President Bashar Assad: ‘He is going to fight back and use all retaliatory measures. Unless Trump thinks he can get rid of him, he must not carry out an attack.’ Lee was recruited to join North Korea’s infamous special forces aged 17. Following one year of brainwashing ‘re-education’, he spent five years training as a communications officer. . North Korea has a long history of kidnappThe nation is thought to have 200,000 men and women in the world’s biggest special forces, with 140,000 in infantry groups and 60,000 in Lee’s 11th Storm Corps. They are renowned for extreme training that includes boxing fights before dinner every night, punching trees and swimming in freezing seas. Elite units are trained to infiltrate South Korea by air, sea and through a network of tunnels built by forced labourersing people for a number of reasons. In 2002, Kim Jong Il admitted that his special forces got “carried away by a reckless quest for glory” in their kidnapping of 12 people from Japan during the 1970s and 1980s. “It was regretful and I want to frankly apologize,” the late leader told then-Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. According to Human Rights Watch, North Korean agents have also kidnapped people from South Korea as well as “China, Thailand, Europe, and the Middle East.” While there have been no confirmed cases of U.S. citizens being kidnapped by North Korea, two Americans—Otto Warmbier and Kim Dong Chul—are currently being detained in the country, with allegations that a third—David Sneddon—may be as well. 

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etc. Keep your eyes; keep your eyes upon what is going on in the Mid-East, that is your tree, that is your tree, I have told you to watch Israel, that is your tree. etc.

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Crisis Looms in Gaza as Hamas Struggles to Deal With Energy Crisis

Cries for aid as Hamas, Palestinian Authority trade blame over high taxes, unpaid bills, as Strip’s power plant runs out of fuel

Jack Khoury Apr 19, 2017 2:30 PM

The Gaza Strip’s severe power shortage will grow even worse unless its generating plant receives new fuel supplies, the Gaza Electricity Authority warned on Tuesday. Since Sunday, the power plant has been operating at minimal capacity, with the result that Gazans have power only for five or six hours a day, rather than the usual eight. Gaza’s Health Ministry warned on Tuesday that the power shortage could create health problems and urged the international community to step in. It said the lack of steady power to hospitals, coupled with a shortage of fuel to operate emergency generators, could cause the hospitals to collapse. Moreover, it added, the hospitals are already treating only urgent cases, endangering the health of patients who must wait for treatment. The Electricity Authority said it can’t afford to buy fuel from Israel because of the high taxes imposed by the Palestinian Authority. Operating the plant at 50 percent capacity – which has been the norm for the past 10 years – costs about 50 million shekels ($14 million) a month, it explained in a statement. But without the tax, the cost would drop to about 20 million shekels a month, enabling the utility to buy more fuel, it said. Hamas accuses the PA of deliberately prolonging the crisis, and of imposing the taxes to begin with, in an attempt to put pressure on the inhabitants of the Gaza Strip that will weaken support for the territory’s Hamas government. The PA counters that Gaza residents and municipalities owe it about four billion shekels, of which 400 million shekels is owed by the municipalities alone.

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CBS/AP April 19, 2017, 7:47 PM

Russia blocks U.N. statement condemning North Korea despite Chinese support

Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov confers with an aide during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council concerning the situation in Syria, at U.N. headquarters, April 7, 2017, in New York City.

Drew Angerer, Getty Images Last Updated Apr 20, 2017 9:50 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- Russia objected to a Security Council statement proposed by the U.S. on Wednesday that would have condemned North Korea’s missile tests, despite China’s support of the measure, CBS News’ Pamela Falk reports. A Security Council diplomat familiar with the negotiations confirmed that the draft press statement was approved by China, the North’s closest ally, as well as the other permanent members of the Security Council. Russia was the lone dissenter. Tensions with North Korea still simmering despite diplomacy talk “Russia is slowing this down, and it is not clear why,” the diplomat told CBS News. “The U.S. wanted to get the message out.” Falk reports that the Russian Mission to the U.N. responded to the delay late Wednesday, conceding that they wanted language from earlier statements included. “When we requested to restore the agreed language that was of political importance and expressed commitment to continue to work on the draft with the penholder, the U.S. delegation without providing any explanations cancelled the work on the draft claiming that is was Russia who had ‘blocked’ the statement,” a Russian diplomat told CBS News. The statement includes a Security Council demand that “the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea conduct no further tests.” It also states that North Korea’s “illegal ballistic missile activities are contributing to its development of nuclear weapons.” China has been slow to support statements condemning North Korea in the past, but signed off on the message Wednesday. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley circulated the missive in her role as president of the Security Council for the month of April. Diplomats speaking on condition of anonymity told The Associated Press that Russia objected because a sentence in the draft expressing the council’s commitment “to a peaceful, diplomatic and political solution to the situation” dropped the words “through dialogue” that had been in previous statements. Earlier in the day on Wednesday, Haley told reporters, “It is important that North Korea know we are not trying to pick a fight, so don’t try to give us one.” “We have said it as clearly as we can possibly say it: The ball is in their court. They shouldn’t try and play it,” she said. Asked by CBS News if she considers ballistic missile tests to be a provocation, she said the U.S. evaluates North Korean action based on whether the country “violates Security Council resolutions, so they definitely have done that.” North Korea will definitely be in the U.N. spotlight on April 28 when U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson presides at a Security Council meeting where U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will brief members on the North’s nuclear program. The U.S. has invited foreign ministers from the 14 other council nations and many are expected to attend. Vice President Mike Pence visited South Korea over the weekend in a show of support for the U.S. ally. The U.S. carrier group that includes the USS Carl Vinson is scheduled to arrive off the Korean coast by the end of April, CBS News’ David Martin reports. 

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Peter KORZUN | 14.04.2017 | WORLD

Libya Enters New Phase of Armed Conflict

Alarm bells are ringing. The world has another armed conflict on its map. East Libyan forces led by General Khalifa Haftar are about to take control of the Tamanhent air base near the city of Sabha, which is located on the frontline between rival forces based in eastern and western Libya. The leadership of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in the capital, Tripoli, has ordered its forces to counter the attack. According to Libyan media outlets, heavy fighting is taking place in the area. With the two leading competitors at war, the Libyan conflict has entered a new phase – a problem for the international community to face. Several members of the House of Representatives (HoR) based in Tobruk have called for an immediate no-fly zone in southern Libya. It means the UN Security Council will have to tackle the issue soon against the background of its failure to agree on a draft resolution on Syria. Libya has been mired in a conflict between two competing governments since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 after a NATO-led intervention. Political power has been split between two rival governments in Tripoli and Tobruk since 2014, with other actors also scrambling for power, including armed formations, tribes and city-states. The continuing quarrels between the two governments are thwarting diplomatic attempts at unification. In March, 2015, the HoR appointed General Haftar commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA). The military leader has been part of the Libyan political scene for about half a century. Around 1990 he went into exile to the United States after a failed attempt to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi. In the 1970s, Haftar received military training in the Soviet Union. The general speaks Russian. After the start of the uprising against Gaddafi in 2011, Haftar returned to Libya where he became a key commander of the makeshift rebel force in the east. The GNA is largely aligned with Misrata, the most militarily powerful city in western Libya. The borders are open and nothing stands in the way of outside interference. For instance, all of a sudden the Misrata forces happened to be in possession of aircraft striking Barak Al-Shati airbase in southern Libya. The planes could not have fallen from the sky but they could have been delivered by Persian Gulf states, for instance Saudi Arabia, with the approval from Washington. Libya is a problem to hit mainstream media headlines soon. The country is too important to ignore. The situation when everyone is fighting each other cannot last long. Russia and the US will have to add this issue to their security agenda. Moscow has already been asked by Libya's military leader Khalifa Haftar to intervene. It also enjoys good working relations with the HoR. The Libyan parliament’s delegation visited Moscow. No wonder, it is Russia – not the US, France or any other Western state – the Libyan military leader has asked for help. Libyans remember well the NATO intervention of 2011 and don’t trust the West, especially in view of its failure to achieve any positive results in Syria. Russia’s operation in that country has changed the political landscape and strengthened Moscow’s standing among the region’s powers. It’s important that, unlike the US, Russia enjoys a good relationship with Egypt and good working relations with the UAE – the countries that back General Haftar. The United States and its NATO allies have already been militarily involved in Libya with their special operation forces and drones operating in the country. As the Libyan war has entered into a new phase, it’s important to make precise what the US position is. According to the Guardian, Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant to Donald Trump, has pushed a plan to partition Libya, and once drew a picture of how the country could be divided into three areas on a napkin at a meeting with a senior European diplomat. Gorka is said to be competing for the White House post of presidential special envoy to Libya, a position that is yet to be formally announced. The plan to partition the country into three sections is based on the old Ottoman provinces of Cyrenaica in the east, Tripolitania in the northwest, and Fezzan in the southwest. The US has tried it before. Kosovo is an example. Iraq has become a divided nation as a result of US invasion in 2003. The Iraqi Kurdistan government has recently announced it would hold a referendum on independence this year. The United States played a decisive role in partitioning Sudan in 2011. Now the world has to tackle the problem of South Sudan plunged in internal conflicts, hunger and poverty. The lessons of history should be learnt. The international community cannot leave the country alone but this time there should be a concerted international effort undertaken upon a UN Security Council’s resolution. With the war going on it’s hard to imagine the country will have a united government to ask for outside help and make it legitimate. But any international operation approved by the UN is unthinkable without Russia. The need to normalize the situation in Libya rather unites than divides Russia and the West. But any idea of dividing the country is unacceptable. The Middle East has seen enough of divisions. Libya, Syria, Yemen and other nations should remain sovereign undivided states. 

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Merkel Admits ‘There Is No Doubt’ Some Migrants Pose A Security Threat

Jacob Bojesson Foreign Correspondent 7:54 AM 04/13/2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged Thursday “there is no doubt” some refugees in Germany pose a security threat to the country. Merkel called on German states to adopt a common security and anti-terror framework in an interview with the Funke media group. She admitted that some migrants who entered Germany over the past two years have raised security concerns for authorities. “There is no doubt that among so many people who have sought shelter in our country, there were also people who have become the focus of security authorities,” Merkel said. “We owe it to the innocent refugees to pursue those who choose to abuse our will to help.” The chancellor said Germany “was already a target for Islamist terrorism before refugees arrived” when asked whether her open-door policy brought extremists to the country. “We know that we are threatened like many other countries, and do everything in our power to ensure freedom for the citizens – even in close coordination between the federal government and the federal states,” Merkel said. Merkel is in a tight race with Social Democrat Martin Schulz in her bid to secure a fourth term as chancellor in September’s general election.

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etc. Have you read my word, do you know that Ezekiel thirty eight and thirty nine is knocking on the door, as a matter of fact, its got a battering-ram and it is knocking the door down, but you are not aware of that.  Are you aware of how they are removing the Bible, are you aware of how they are fighting Christians, are you aware of the countries that are killing every Christian that is there?  And then you think I can delay another five years or another ten years.  Have you not read in my word where they are laying under my altar and they are crying out, how much longer, how much longer?  Oh what a sad state the world is in. etc.

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Why Christians Are Being Slaughtered in Egypt

04/14/2017 by Raymond Ibrahim

On April 9—Palm Sunday, which starts the holy week of Easter—two Christian churches were bombed during mass in Egypt, leaving at least 50 worshippers dead and nearly 130 injured and/or mutilated (graphic images/video of aftermath here). Less than four months earlier, around Christmas, another Christian church was bombed in Egypt, leaving 27 worshippers—mostly women and children—dead and wounding nearly 70. On New Year’s Day, 2011, yet another Egyptian church was bombed, leaving 23 worshippers dead. In 2013, almost 70 Christian churches in Egypt were attacked, many burned to the ground, by Muslim Brotherhood supports. Then there are the many “lesser” attacks on Egyptian churches—botched bombing attempts, hate-filled graffiti, and “angry mob” uprisings—that are so “everyday” as to receive virtually no media coverage in the West. One need only listen to the words and teachings of some of Egypt’s Muslim preachers to understand why Egypt’s Christians—who are increasingly being slaughtered—and their churches are constantly under attack. Take Dr. Ahmed al-Naqib, for instance. He has studied at the best Islamic madrassas, including Al Azhar, authored numerous books on doctrine, received awards and decorations for his academic achievements, and regularly appears on television. In one video he appears discussing an earlier Muslim mob attack on a church in Egypt, which the media and government always denounce as fitna, an Arabic word that means temptation or discord and which Islam commands Muslims to oppose. Citing revered Islamic texts including the Koran, Dr. Naqib explained that the open display of shirk—the greatest sin in Islam, associating someone else with God, which the Koran accuses Christians of doing via the Trinity—“is the worst form of fitna, worse than murder and bloodshed.” In other words, and as he went on to make perfectly clear in the remainder of the video, fitna (or discord) is not when Muslims attack Christian churches—far from it—but rather when Christians are allowed to flaunt their shirk (or “blasphemies”) in churches near Muslims. Fighting that—even to the point of “murder and bloodshed”—is preferable. Then there’s Dr. Yasser Burhami, the face of Egypt’s Salafi movement, who is as well credentialed and prolific as Naqib: he’s on record saying that, although a Muslim man is permitted to marry Christian or Jewish women, he must make sure he still hates them in his heart—and always shows that he hates them—because they are infidels; otherwise he risks compromising his Islam. As for churches, Burhami once issued a fatwa forbidding Muslim taxi and bus drivers from transporting Christian priests to their churches, and act which he said is “more forbidden than taking someone to a liquor bar.” But it’s not just “radical” or Salafi sheikhs who make such hateful pronouncements. Even so-called “moderate” Islamic institutions, such as Al Azhar’s Dar al-Ifta, issued a fatwa in August 2009 likening the building of a church to “a nightclub, a gambling casino, or building a barn for rearing pigs, cats or dogs.” Such analogies are not original to the Salafis or Dar al-Ifta but rather trace back to some of Islam’s most revered doctrinaires, including Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn Qayyim, whose books are sold and used everywhere in Egypt, including schools. They taught that “building churches is worse than building bars and brothels, for those [churches] symbolize infidelity, whereas these [bars and brothels] represent immorality.” Hence why after the fatal December 11, 2016 church bombing that left 27 dead, “everyday” Muslims wrote things like “God bless the person who did this blessed act” on social media. One average looking Muslim woman appears in the streets of Egypt jubilantly celebrating the massacre (video with English subtitles). She triumphantly yells “Allahu Akbar!” and says that “our beloved prophet Muhammad is paying you infidels [Christians] back… for rejecting tawhid, which must be proclaimed in every corner of Egypt!” Americans may remember that Muslims around the world also celebrated the terror strikes of September 11. Then, the assumption was “we must’ve done something to make Muslims hate us so much.” But if powerful America is capable of provoking Muslims with its foreign policies, what did Egypt’s already downtrodden and ostracized Christian minority do to make Muslims celebrate the news that a church was bombed and Christians blown to pieces? One can go on and on with examples of Muslim clerics and institutions inciting—with absolute impunity—against Christians and their churches in Egypt. Many secular and/or moderate Egyptians agree. For instance, back in 2014, Muslim Brotherhood supporters mauled and murdered a woman after her cross identified her as a Christian. Soon thereafter, an Egyptian op-ed titled “Find the True Killer of Mary” argued that: Those who killed the young and vulnerable Mary Sameh George, for hanging a cross in her car, are not criminals, but rather wretches who follow those who legalized for them murder, lynching, dismemberment, and the stripping bare of young Christian girls—without ever saying [the word] “kill.” [Islamic cleric] Yassir Burhami and his colleagues who announce their hate for Christians throughout satellite channels and in mosques—claiming that hatred of Christians is synonymous with love for God—they are the true killers who need to be tried and prosecuted. One can say the same thing about last Palm Sunday’s church bombings that claimed 50 lives. Although the Islamic State was quick to claim the terror attacks, it’s really not relevant to the story. “ISIS”—like al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab, Hamas, Taliban, Wahabbi Saudi, and the Muslims who persecute Christians in 40 of the 50 worst nations around the world—is a symptom, not the source of the hate. In short, until such time comes that the Egyptian government removes the “radical” sheikhs and their teachings from the mosques, schools, television stations and all other positions of influence, Muslims will continue to be radicalized, churches will continue to be bombed, and Christians will continue to be killed. 

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Japan Prepares For North Korea "Emergency"

by Tyler Durden Apr 14, 2017 5:50 PM

Judging by the precautionary actions of North Korea's neighbors, the next 48 hours on the Korean peninsula could see substantial volatility, because at the same time as China's largest carrier was said to suspend flights to Pyongyang, the Japanese government has asked the U.S. to provide advance consultation if it is about to launch military action against North Korea, and "has ramped up preparations for emergency situations" according to Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun, including the potential evacuation of some 57,000 Japanese citizens currently in South Korea. According to the Japanese publication, PM Shinzo Abe stressed that the region is becoming increasingly tense. “[U.S. President Donald Trump] has stated that all options are on the table. It’s a fact tensions are rising,” he said at the Prime Minister’s Office after receiving a written proposal calling for tougher sanctions on North Korea from the Liberal Democratic Party’s Eriko Yamatani, chief of the headquarters for the abduction issue. He added that "if an unexpected situation occurs, we’ll ask the United States to cooperate in rescuing the abduction victims." The Japanese government, like its South Korean peer, has asked for advance consultation regarding any U.S. military action against North Korea during a series of meetings between Japanese and U.S. officials. The U.S. side is said to have responded positively to the request. This is because Japan would need to take appropriate precautions given that, as an ally of Washington, it could be a target for retaliation should the U.S. military attack North Korea, although in order to preserve the "element of surprise" it would not be at all surprising if Trump proceeded to launching a strike unannounced. As the infographic below shows, the Japanese government is contemplating five potential emergency responses should a military clash break out between the US and North Korea: Logistical support by Japan's Self-Defense Forces (SDF) in the event of a local conflict Use of force by the SDF in the event of a full scale war Protection of Japanese citizens in South Korea Preparation for armed attacks against Japan Civil protection and response to evacuees There are three main threats Japan would face if Trump launches an attack: in addition to a potential ballistic missile retaliation; the mass evacuation of thousands of Japanese citizens, and what would likely be a massive refugee onslaught by North Koreans. Furthermore, recall that under its post-war constitution, Japan is not allowed to have offensive military forces. Its Article 9 declares "the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes." That may complicate logistics should war indeed break out in North Korea. As the Japan Times notes, a North Korean attack on Japan would involve ballistic missiles. The Japanese government has been bolstering defensive measures against ballistic missiles, including making permanent in August 2016 an order to the Self-Defense Forces to intercept and destroy incoming missiles. There is also the concern of an imminent evacuation: A difficult issue that would emerge in a contingency on the Korean Peninsula is the rescue and protection of an estimated 57,000 Japanese, including tourists, in South Korea. The government started compiling an evacuation plan in the 1990s and has updated and changed it several times. The government plans to convene a meeting of the four ministers who form the National Security Council to review the strategy for dealing with this issue at an early date. Security legislation that came into force in March 2016 newly allows the Japanese Self-Defense Forces (SDF) to take steps to protect, rescue and transport Japanese overseas. The Japanese government plans to use government-chartered aircraft and SDF transport vessels for such evacuations, which would be conducted in cooperation with the U.S. military. A potential complication here is that the governments of Japan and South Korea don't really have the best diplomatic relations, a tension that goes as far back as treatment of Koreans by the Japanese during World War II. “South Korea’s allergy toward the SDF is still strong, so there has not been much progress regarding concrete talks between the Japanese and South Korean governments,” a senior Defense Ministry official told The Yomiuri Shimbun. The Japanese government must also figure out how to cope with the huge number of refugees expected to descend on Japan from the Korean Peninsula. They would need to be temporarily accommodated, but it also is possible that North Korean agents would slip into Japan with the intention of striking nuclear power plants, heavily populated areas and other targets. As the Shimbun adds, implementing immigration control procedures for those refugees would not be easy. So in case airstrikes do begin, will Japan get involved on the offensive, in breach of its constitution, and a development that would in turn put both China and Russia on edge? While in theory, the SDF is supposed to jointly respond with U.S. forces according to how a contingency on the Korean Peninsula would develop, however in practice a Japanese response would likely be limited: senior Defense Ministry official emphasized the difference made by the security legislation, which permit the limited exercise of the right of collective self-defense: “There has been progress regarding Japan-U.S. coordination for role sharing.” The most realistic SDF activity would be logistics support for the U.S. military. The SDF is permitted to supply ammunition to U.S. forces and refuel ready-to-fly fighter jets, among other measures, in situations that do not constitute an armed attack but are recognized as having an important influence on Japan’s security and safety. Still, as Shimbun notes, "in a situation that could result in Japan sustaining damage equal in seriousness to a direct attack, the government would recognize that the nation’s survival is under threat and permit the use of force by the SDF. Using the right of collective self-defense, it would become possible for the SDF to defend U.S. ships by counterattacking enemies that attacked them, based on the SDF mobilization order. The SDF could also conduct other operations, including minesweeping in the open sea to remove mines laid by North Korea. Under such a situation, the government would simultaneously recognize that Japan is at imminent risk of coming under attack while likely starting preparations based on the Civil Protection Law, such as evacuating residents. Ideally all of the above contingency scenarios never have to be implemented, and the threat of a US attack on North Korea remains just that, eventaully resulting in de-escalation instead of potentially unleashing another regional conflict and what some would saw "world war" in addition to the similar development in the middle-east. Unfortunately, considering how long the neo-con warhawks had been "caged" and prevented from profiting from an all out war, we doubt this optimistic scenario deserves much merit. 

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If War Breaks Out, These Are North Korea's 'Aces In The Hole' - This Is Why Kim Jong Un And North Korea Pose A 'Nightmare Scenario' To America And The World

April 14, 2017 By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die

Saturday April 15th is the 'Day of the Sun' in North Korea. The 105th anniversary since the birth of the founder of NKorea Kim II Sung, the 'Day of the Sun' has traditionally seen the North testing new weapons and this April 15th may be no different with current leader Kim Jong Un allegedly planning something huge that day. The new story from Pravda is called "North Korea: Nuclear War To Start On The Day Of The Sun" within which they report upon comments recently made by a North Korean Foreign Ministry official: "We will take most severe countermeasures against the provocateurs to defend ourselves with the might of our weapons." According to Yevgeny Kim, an expert with the Center for Korean Studies at the Institute of the Far East, "I do not think that the Americans are crazy enough to attack North Korea, given the situation that has developed so far. The Northerners can answer. This is not Syria! They will certainly attack US ships and army bases. They have their own missiles for the purpose." It's clear that what's happening now in North Korea is much different from Syria. Having already tested several nuclear weapons, NKorea poses an 'existential threat' to America while Syria did not. In this new story from the Daily Mail they report that according to a new poll, the majority of Americans feel 'uneasy' about President Trump's ability to handle 'the North Korean problem'. In fact within the story, Trump himself makes clear that NKorea, an issue that has bedeviled policy makers for decades, is "not as simple as people would think". As Yevgeny Kim mentioned, Kim Jong Un and North Korea will answer any attacks upon them. And while Trump's recent visit with China's President Xi seems to have cemented China's cooperation with Trump and the US to 'deal with the North Korean problem', NKorea has several 'aces in the hole' that we may not be able to account for until it's too late. As Dr. Peter Vincent Pry has reported, all North Korea needs is ONE successful attack upon America and Kim could bring down our entire nation. If the two North Korean satellites allegedly capable of carrying miniaturized nuclear weapons capable of launching an EMP attack against America aren't enough, Kim's other aces in the hole are a large number of NKorean submarines that are apparently capable of 'disappearing without a trace' and 'sleeper agents of North Korean terror' already spread throughout the world, just waiting for the word to 'go live' so they can deliver biological terror. As we reported nearly two years ago on ANP back in August of 2015, 50 North Korean subs 'went off radar', spooking South Korea and Japan, with several of them unable to be located for several days. According to one national security expert, "We didn't know where they were at the time. One would hope that we would keep very close tabs on those that could launch the submarine-launched ballistic missiles [SLBMs]. All of that is very worrisome because that may very well have a nuclear weapon someday." Well that 'someday' has flown the coop as we all know that North Korea has nuclear weapons now. Might they be capable of launching nuclear weapons from their subs? While 'China flaunts their mighty missiles' on state TV, another clear message to North Korea along with the recent 'MOAB' mother-of-all-bombs that Trump recently had dropped on ISIS in Afghanistan, this April 10th story from the Daily Mail asked "Is There A Russian Or Chinese Submarine Off The Coast Of California" after unusual Naval Aircraft patrol searches sparked fears that something very strange was going on off of the West coast. This new story from The Express asked if Kim is planning a secret nuclear attack using a 'secret submarine', once again bringing up the danger posed by 50 submarines that simply 'disappeared' back in 2015. Expert Joseph Bermudez, from website 38 North, said that although the secretive state's intentions are unclear, the images suggest that North Korea is now capable of deploying missiles larger than a KN-11 submarine-launched ballistic missile which was tested in August. It is believed that dictator Kim Jong-un’s nuclear submarine system is inspired by the Golf-class submarines used by the Soviet Union before the fall of the Iron Curtain. According to this November 2014 story from RT, such subs are capable of carrying missiles armed with nuclear warheads. In the first video below we hear a new warning about North Korea's 'hidden submarine threat'. Another NKorean 'ace in the hole' is outlined by Michael Snyder who asks in this new story over at End Of The American Dream, where will Americans go if NKorean agents of terror release biological agents in US cities? While North Korea is half the world away, Snyder's story reports agents of Kim's regime could still bring America to a total standstill in no time at all. As we reported on ANP on April 12th, the NKorean regime recently sent out a series of coded messages to their spies around the world. Were those messages received by NKorean agents in America and if so, how would a few spies here in the US be able to shut America down? While the 2nd video below outlines NKorea's biological weapons threats, the scenario outlined by Snyder is chilling: In the aftermath of a massive U.S. military strike on North Korea’s nuclear facilities, North Korean agents that have been embedded inside the United States for years quickly start going to work. In Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, small containers that had been covertly smuggled into the U.S. are opened and dropped on the ground in the middle of large groups of people. At first nothing seems to happen, but pretty rapidly those that have been exposed start developing puffy white sores and blisters on their skin. When this hits the news, panic begins to spread as people realize that this appears to be a coordinated attack. Before too long, others that have been exposed to a different bioweapon start bleeding profusely from their eyes, ears, mouths and noses. People drop dead by the thousands, and a national health crisis is declared. Economic activity comes to a complete halt as everyone becomes deathly afraid of leaving their own homes. Hospitals and other medical facilities are completely overwhelmed because they can only treat a small fraction of those that are dying. Because these weaponized diseases were designed to spread like wildfire, pretty soon nearly every community in America is affected. The federal government attempts to intervene, but it is powerless to stop the spread of these pandemics. Thousands of dead bodies lie rotting in the streets of our major cities because there aren’t enough people willing to take the risk of burying them. And because virtually everyone is camping out at home, essential public services start to break down very rapidly and our society descends into a state of utter chaos. As we have reported time and again on ANP, possibly the greatest danger that North Korea poses to America is its ability to deliver an electromagnetic pulse attack upon our nation, an attack that experts have warned will nearly instantly send America back to the dark ages and could easily lead to the deaths of 90% of Americans or more. Nearly instantly wiping out the electricity for all America at once, experts warn one North Korean EMP would do more long-term damage to this nation than 10 nuclear bombs being detonated in large cities across our nation. Leaving an America without any power, no banking system, no public utilities, no public transportation system, and no electronic communications, we're happy to report that finally, the Pentagon is preparing to protect America from such a devastating attack after 8 years of Obama administration inactivity on America's achilles heal. Yet, will it be too late? The Washington Examiner story reports the new defense mechanisms being developed by the Pentagon to protect our electric grid from a cyber attack or EMP won't be ready until the year 2020. According to this new Daily Caller story, Texas's power grid is completely vulnerable to an EMP from North Korea as well and such an attack could lead to total devastation. Reporting that the biggest obstacle to hardening our electrical grid has long been political and not technological, we see why hardening the grid by 2020 may be way too late. “The electric power grid is vulnerable to what legitimate experts classify as high impact threats,” state Sen. Bob Hall, a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 83, said while introducing the bill before the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce on Wednesday — the same day Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said relations between the U.S. and Russia are “at a low point.” An EMP attack, Hall said, would be the “most debilitating to critical infrastructure because it has the ability to disrupt, disable and irreparably destroy electronics over a wide geographic area.” “For some, the threat posed by an EMP can be hard to conceptualize,” Hall added. “However, this threat is not science fiction and its consequences cannot be overstated.” “Electricity is the third most important thing to sustaining life. The only two things more important to sustaining life are air and water,” added Hall, a former Air Force officer and engineer. “This bill would provide our state with a golden opportunity to ensure that when the lights go out in the rest of the country, they stay on in Texas.” In the final video below, Prepper Recon is joined by Brad Harris from Full Spectrum Survival to talk about the EMP threat the Kim Jong Un and North Korea pose to America with solid action steps we should be taking to prepare for such a grave possibility that we dutifully pray never arrives upon American shores. 

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BREAKING: China’s National Airline Just Suspended All Flights to North Korea

By LN Buzz Team Apr 14, 2017

What North Korea and China know (or believe they know) appears to have them all a bit spooked. North Korea has started an evacuation of Pyongyang, for example, and now China’s national airlines is suspending all flights to North Korea. More via Reuters: China’s national airline, Air China, suspended flights from Beijing to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, from late on Friday, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said. It did not say why the flights, which operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, were being suspended. CCTV did not give a source for its news report published on its website and Air China could not immediately be reached for comment after business hours. The last flight between the two cities took place on Friday, with the return flight to Beijing arriving in the early evening, the broadcaster said. Senior U.S. intelligence officials are saying that if North Korea triggers a nuke test or full launch, the U.S. military will immediately act. Officials are reporting that two U.S. destroyers carrying tomahawk missiles are in the region and heavy bombers are at the ready in Guam. Last week the Pentagon announced that the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group was being sent to the region. This would suggest that both China and North Korean officials might believe a nuke test or strike is on the horizon. This considering it’s the only act U.S. officials are saying will provoke immediate and harsh military response. If there was no realistic threat of nuclear weapons being tested or launched by North Korea, one can assume China would not take the action it currently appears to be taking. 

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Where Will You Go?, NK Nuke Test, WW3 Imminent?, NK EMP Satellites Over US: The Diamond Report

Published on Apr 14, 2017

Where Will You Go?, NK Nuke Test, WW3 Imminent?, NK EMP Satellites Over US, LePen's Campaign HQ Attacked + Legal Action, Alex Jones: Impeach Trump, MOAB Footage, Cassini, Apple To Test Self-Crashing Cars, Christians Cancel Easter Celebrations Over ISIS, Cernovich Loves Being Attacked By MSM, NK Will 

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I Feel Sick, Because The U.S. Is On The Verge Of Making An Extremely Costly Mistake

By Michael Snyder, on April 14th, 2017

All day long I have just felt sick. Right at this moment, we are closer to war with North Korea than we have been at any point since the Korean War ended in 1953. If Donald Trump decides to launch a military strike against North Korea’s nuclear facilities, the consequences could be absolutely catastrophic. The North Koreans have already promised to launch nukes at South Korea and at U.S. military bases in the region in return, and they also have vast stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons that they could use as well. To get an idea of the chaos that just a handful of North Korean agents armed with biological weapons could unleash inside the United States, just see this article. A military strike on North Korea could be the spark that sets off a global war in which millions of people die, and so we need to do all that we can to prevent this from happening. My hope is that if people make enough noise that Trump will back down and decide not to attack. Earlier today, I was sent the following piece of intel. I was told that I could share it with all of my readers as long as I kept the name of the individual that sent it to me out of it. According to this source, it certainly looks as though an attack is being prepared… An O-5 silver maple leaf Air Force puke says the bomb buses in Guam are maximum loaded, fully fueled and reserves are topped off. ‎ Reserves are only topped off just before the buses go airborne. Kunsan has everything pointed north and ALL gates are closed…no traffic in or out. 7 air wings have been moved into the area and an augmented Carl Vinson CVN-70 (not alone) (per CMC x 2 and an O-5) has also moved into the area. m An O-5 barker and an O-6 Marine says all Easter leave has been cancelled with ALL‎ loaded up, geared up and warming up in several theaters. Castle is locked and loaded. Seoul is moving essential government and military personnel, as is true for U.S. Command Components and Personnel located at Yongsan‎, further south to Daegu. AND…Red Cloud is ready to go on the war path with nobody sleeping in the wigwams, all the arrows have been taken from the box. For those that don’t know, “Kunsan” refers to a U.S. Air Force base that is located at Gunsan Airport on the west coast of the Korean peninsula. But just because these preparations are being made does not mean that a strike will actually happen. In fact, there are some signs that indicate that we will not see a U.S. attack over the next several days. For one thing, Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to be in South Korea on Sunday and Monday. So it would seem that it would be quite unlikely that anything would happen during that time. In addition, Fox News is reporting that the Trump administration has come to the conclusion that military force should not be used against North Korea… But a U.S. military official, who requested anonymity to discuss planning, said the U.S. doesn’t intend to use military force against North Korea in response to either a nuclear test or a missile launch. The official said plans could change in the unlikely event a North Korean missile targets South Korea, Japan or U.S. territory. But of course things seem to shift hour to hour with the Trump administration. On Thursday, NBC News was reporting that the U.S. military was poised “to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea” if it looked like the North Koreans were about to conduct a nuclear weapons test… The U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test, multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. North Korea has warned that a “big event” is near, and U.S. officials say signs point to a nuclear test that could come as early as this weekend. So I don’t know what is going to happen. But without a doubt we are very close to war with North Korea at this moment, and I am going to join with millions of others to do whatever we can to prevent that from happening. A war with North Korea would be far different from the wars that the U.S. military has been fighting in the Middle East. An ideology known as “Juche” is essentially the national religion of North Korea. In Juche, the people are put at the center of everything, and “the leader” is considered to be at the center of the people. In other words, “the leader” is almost put at the level of a deity. It is a very sick and twisted philosophy, but here in the western world we need to understand that when we openly talk about killing Kim Jong-Un on television and on the Internet, we are essentially threatening to kill their “god”. And the reason that is a problem is because Kim Jong-Un is surrounded by throngs of brainwashed supporters that will carry out any order that he gives them. Here in the western world, we consider it to be highly immoral to use chemical and biological weapons against innocent civilian populations, but the North Koreans do not share those moral values. The North Koreans consider the United States to be the great force for evil in the world, and if they feel like their way of life is being threatened by the U.S. they will not hesitate to use those sorts of weapons. And of course they are constantly threatening to use nuclear weapons against us. Just today I saw a report that talked about how the North Koreans are threatening to unleash “nuclear thunderbolts”, and in another report the North Koreans were quoted as saying they would “ruthlessly ravage” the United States if they are attacked… North Korea upped its warmongering with Donald Trump today in a series of menacing boasts threatening to ‘ravage’ US troops amid fears the two countries are heading for war. The secretive state vowed to ‘pulverize’ US bases and South Korean capital Seoul if it was threatened by the US military, which is carrying out drills on the Korean peninsula. A US aircraft carrier group is steaming towards the region. It claimed it would ‘ruthlessly ravage’ the US if Washington attacked. North Korea is one of the most wicked nations on the entire planet, and I would certainly greatly rejoice if their government were to fall. But I don’t see any way that a military strike on North Korea would be successful. If the North Koreans were able to fire even a single nuclear or chemical warhead at a major city such as Seoul or Tokyo it would be the worst foreign policy disaster in the history of the United States. The North Koreans would certainly be blamed, but the Trump administration would also be blamed for conducting such a reckless attack in the first place. Our relationships with our allies in the region would be permanently destroyed, and this would benefit China greatly. Without using nukes in an overwhelming first strike (which would be unthinkable), I don’t believe that there is any possible way that we could take out all of North Korea’s nukes before they had a chance to at least fire some of them off. And if North Korea did nuke Seoul or Tokyo or any U.S. military bases in the region, we would almost be forced to respond with nukes of our own, and that would have to be followed up by a massive ground invasion to topple the regime. So if Donald Trump is reading this, for the good of humanity I would like to strongly urge him not to conduct a military strike on North Korea at this time. The risk is just way too great, and if things go wrong we could easily be looking at a scenario in which millions of people end up dead. 

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Kim shows off the weapons he believes will 'annihilate' the West: North Korean dictator declares he can take on Trump in nuclear war as he surprises experts by revealing new 'game-changing' missiles

Kim saluted thousands of soldiers at Kim Il-sung Square during the Day of the Sun celebrations

A top official vowed at the parade to 'beat down enemies with the power of nuclear justice'

Choe Ryong Hae also said the country would 'instantly counter with an annihilating strike' if the US attacked

US officials feared Kim Jong-un would mark the national holiday by launching sixth nuclear weapons test

A worrying number of weapons were on display, including prototypes of intercontinental ballistic missiles

Large crowds cheered as sword-wielding soldiers marched in a perfectly choreographed display

The country's goal is to put a nuclear warhead on an ICBM capable of reaching the continental United States

Submarine-launched ballistic missiles were also on show for the first time, indicating advancing technology

The regime has accused Trump of provoking armed conflict and issued multiple warnings of retaliation

By Reporter and Dave Burke For Mailonline Published: 21:58 EDT, 14 April 2017 | Updated: 13:53 EDT, 15 April 2017

North Korea unveiled 'game-changer' ballistic missiles during a display of the country's military might as Kim Jong-Un warned of an 'annihilating strike' if the US attacks. The intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), which Pyongyang claim could travel thousands of miles, increased concerns that the secretive state is preparing for a possible attack on Washington after they were paraded during the country's Day of the Sun celebrations. A gleeful Kim, wearing a Western-style suit at Kim Il-sung Square, saluted formations of soldiers who yelled out 'long live' to celebrate the 105th anniversary of his grandfather's birth. The two new kinds of ICBM were enclosed in canister launchers mounted on the back of transporter erector launcher trucks as they were paraded in front of crowds during today's festivities. Pyongyang has yet to formally announce it has an operational ICBM but experts believe they the new rockets could be liquid-fuelled intercontinental ballistic missiles, or an early prototype. Submarine-launched ballistic missiles were also among the military hardware on show for the first time, indicating an improving technological capability that could help it evade anti-missile systems. Kim has accused President Donald Trump of provoking his nation towards armed conflict with a series of increasingly aggressive moves, including sending the USS Carl Vinson to the Korean peninsula. One of Kim's top officials, Choe Ryong Hae, today vowed North Korea would 'beat down enemies with the power of nuclear justice'. He told the packed-out square: 'If the United States wages reckless provocation against us, our revolutionary power will instantly counter with annihilating strike, and we will respond to full-out war with full-out war and to nuclear war with our style of nuclear strike warfare.' A total of 56 missiles of 10 different types were displayed, culminating in enormous rockets on articulated trailers and on 16-wheeler vehicles. Single-engine propeller-powered planes flew in a 105 formation overhead. However, Melissa Hanham, a senior research associate at the US-based Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California, said that Pyongyang's parade did not mean that a missile attack was imminent. She said: 'North Korea has a habit of showing off new concepts in parades before they ever test or launch them. It is still early days for these missile designs.' If the Korean missiles actually work they could have a similar range to a DF-41 Chinese missile, which can fly 9,000 miles, and could hit the continental US. But it's very unlikely that North Korea has that technology at this stage. Chad O'Carroll, managing director of specialist service at NK News, said the long-range missiles would be 'a big game-changer once it is deployed in service'. However, he added there would be a long testing schedule ahead before a trial launch of the missile itself. Liquid-fuel missiles also 'take hours to fuel up and if there is intelligence that they were doing that it would be quite easy to stop it before it was launched'. In his annual New Year's address, Kim said North Korea's preparations for an ICBM launch had 'reached the final stage'. Recent satellite imagery suggests the country could conduct another underground nuclear test at any time. Solid fuel ICBMs are a 'much more difficult threat to prevent', O'Carroll said, adding that risk was still 'many many years' away. Also on show for the first time was the North's submarine launch ballistic missiles (SLBM). Tensions have been mounting in recent weeks, and North Korea has issued several warnings threatening to 'pulverize' US troops and retaliate in response to any military action. Kim Dong-yub, a North Korea expert at Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies, said the canisters and trucks suggested that the North was developing technology to 'cold launch' ICBMs, ejecting them from the canisters before they ignite. This would allow North Korea to prevent its limited number of ICBM-capable launcher trucks from being damaged during launches and also make the missiles harder to detect after they're fired, he said. Cold launches would also allow the missiles to be fired from silos. Kim said that the North is also likely developing solid-fuel ICBMs, and that some of the rockets paraded inside canisters on Saturday might be prototypes. Unlike previous parades attended by Kim, there did not appear to be a senior Chinese official in attendance at today's celebrations. China is North Korea's lone major ally, but has spoken out against its missile and nuclear tests and has supported UN sanctions. China yesterday again called for talks to defuse the escalation in tensions. Some detachments carried assault rifles or rocket-propelled grenades, others were equipped with night-vision goggles and daubed in face paint. One troupe was made up of sword-wielding women. The nuclear-armed North is under United Nations sanctions over its weapons programmes, and has ambitions to build a rocket capable of delivering a warhead to the US mainland - something Trump has vowed 'won't happen'. Tensions between the US and North Korea have been mounting in recent weeks, and yesterday Pyongyang issued a series of menacing threats to 'ravage' US troops and 'go to war if they choose'. China warned the region could go to war 'at any moment'. US President Donald Trump is monitoring the emerging crisis from his Mar-a-Lago resort this weekend without the company of his top advisers. North Korean state television showed Kim, wearing a black suit and white shirt, stepping out of a black limousine. He saluted his honor guard before walking down a red carpet to a podium and clapped with senior government officials to address the massive crowd taking part in the parade. Goose-stepping soldiers and marching bands filled the square as tanks, multiple launch rocket systems and other weapons waited to parade. Kim, a 30-something leader who took power in late 2011, emphasizes nuclear weapons as the foundation of his national defense strategy. The country under his watch has been aggressively pursuing a goal of putting a nuclear warhead on an ICBM capable of reaching the continental United States. 'DAY OF THE SUN': CEREMONY THAT ENFORCES CULT STATUS OF THE KIM PARTY RULING NORTH KOREA Hundreds of thousands of jubilant North Koreans today lined the streets of capital Pyongyang hoping to get a glimpse of despot leader Kim Jong-un. The country held its annual Day of the Sun celebration, an annual holiday to mark the birthday of the nation's founder - and Kim's grandfather - Kim Il Sung. Crowds waved flags and flowers in a colourful display of patriotism captured on camera in front of the world's media - a rare public display by leaders in the secretive state. Kim did not address the rally himself on Saturday, instead waving and smiling as ecstatic crowds - men in suits, women in traditional hanbok dresses - filed past him behind the military display. 'Long live!' they chanted, some in tears. Such pageantry reinforces the cult of personality around the Kim family, three of whom have ruled North Korea with a vice-like grip. When foreign journalists visit North Korea, their movements are closely managed and they are usually restricted to Pyongyang. Conversations with people are monitored by government 'minders', who also provide translations into English. Near the birthplace of Kim Il Sung, a pilgrimage spot for North Koreans, commuters yesterday moved briskly on and off the subway, young women holding umbrellas walked by, clasping arms, while two children in blue school uniforms shuffled down the street holding a flower basket almost their own size. 'If the enemies want to wage war with our leaders, we have nothing to fear because we will win,' said Jon Myon Sop, who works at a bus station. 'I know about how tensions are rising on the Korean Peninsula and how the U.S. and its puppet countries have brought their military assets to the region.' Cho Hyon Ran, a tour guide at the site, said: 'We don't want war but we are not afraid of war because we have strong power, our country is the strongest one in the world now. 'You can see all people are laughing, all people are singing, all people are celebrating the Sun's day,' she said in English. 'We are not afraid of anything.' North Korea's state news agency said the Trump administration's 'serious military hysteria' had reached a 'dangerous phase which can no longer be overlooked'. The United States has warned that a policy of 'strategic patience' with North Korea is over. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence travels to South Korea on Sunday on a long-planned 10-day trip to Asia. China, North Korea's sole major ally and neighbor which nevertheless opposes its weapons program, on Friday again called for talks to defuse the crisis. 'We call on all parties to refrain from provoking and threatening each other, whether in words or actions, and not let the situation get to an irreversible and unmanageable stage,' Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters in Beijing. North Korea on Friday denounced the United States for bringing 'huge nuclear strategic assets' to the region as the USS Carl Vinson strike group with a flag-ship nuclear-powered aircraft carrier steamed closer, and said it stood ready to strike back. 'The Trump administration, which made a surprise guided cruise-missile strike on Syria on April 6, has entered the path of open threat and blackmail,' KCNA quoted the military as saying in a statement. 'The army and people of the DPRK will as ever courageously counter those who encroach upon the dignity and sovereignty of the DPRK and will always mercilessly ravage all provocative options of the U.S. with Korean-style toughest counteraction.' CHINA CALLS ON RUSSIA TO HELP EASE TENSION China is seeking Russia's help to cool surging tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions, the country's foreign minister has told his Moscow counterpart, after Beijing warned of possible conflict over North Korea. China - the North's sole major ally and economic lifeline - yesterday warned that war over North Korea could break out 'at any moment'. In a call with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi said the common goal of the two nations was to 'bring all the parties back to the negotiating table', according to a statement on China's Foreign Ministry website. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi yesterday warned that war could break out 'at any moment' amid heightened tensions over North Korea 'China is ready to coordinate closely with Russia to help cool down as quickly as possible the situation on the peninsula and encourage the parties concerned to resume dialogue,' Wang told Lavrov, referring to the stalled six-party talks on the North's nuclear programme that includes Russia, China and the United States. 'Preventing war and chaos on the peninsula meets common interests,' he added. Beijing has long opposed dramatic action against the North, fearing the regime's collapse would send a flood of refugees across its borders and leave the US military on its doorstep. Trump insists that China must exert more leverage on Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear ambitions or suffer the consequences. North Korea launched a missile test last Tuesday, and satellite images taken earlier this week showed continued activity at the Punggye-ri Nuclear site. The US deployed USS Carl Vinson to the region in response, and Trump tweeted about the 'menace' of North Korea while military exercises were conducted in South Korea. The US and North Korea traded increasingly bitter words this week, and another warning of retaliation came on Saturday from the regime's KCNA news agency. 'All the brigandish provocative moves of the U.S. in the political, economic and military fields pursuant to its hostile policy toward the DPRK will thoroughly be foiled through the toughest counteraction of the army and people of the DPRK,' KCNA said, citing a spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army. DPRK stands for the official name of North Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. 'Our toughest counteraction against the U.S. and its vassal forces will be taken in such a merciless manner as not to allow the aggressors to survive.' US TANKS CARRY OUT EXERCISES CLOSE TO NORTH KOREAN BORDER AMID HEIGHTENED TENSIONS US tanks were today pictured close to the border with North Korea as they continue to carry out military exercises will allies in South Korea. Pyongyang has repeatedly objected to the US presence on the Korean peninsula, and yesterday vowed to 'pulverize' US bases and South Korean capital Seoul if it was threatened by the US military. Pictures taken today show US forces taking part in joint exercises in Paju, alongside South Korean troops. North Korea has accused the US of acting aggressively in the Korean peninsula at a time of heightened tensions A statement issued yesterday by the Korean People's Army boasted that US military bases in the South 'as well as the headquarters of evils such as the (South Korean presidential) Blue House would be pulverized within a few minutes'. North Korean vice foreign minister Han Song Ryol yesterday blamed Trump and the US for rising tensions. Han cited US-South Korean wargames, the deployment of a US aircraft carrier to the peninsula last weekend, as well as Trump's recent tweets on Tuesday that the North is 'looking for trouble'. American troops have been taking part in training drills today alongside South Korean forces close to the border with North Korea The statements were criticised by South Korea's Foreign Ministry, which said Han's remarks revealed the 'true colours of North Korea's government that is bellicose and a breaker of regulations'. It said North Korea will face strong punishment it will find hard to withstand if it makes a significant provocation, such as another nuclear test or an intercontinental ballistic missile launch. China immediately responded, saying anyone provoking conflict will 'pay the price'. China's foreign minister Wang Yi said today there would be 'no winner' in any war, as tensions mount with the US. The secretive state also vowed to 'pulverize' US bases and South Korean capital Seoul if it was threatened by the US military. The rhetoric comes after North Korea warned that Trump's 'troublemaking' and 'aggressive' tweets have pushed the world to the brink of thermo-nuclear war. Pyongyang's Vice Minister Han Song Ryol accused Trump of building up a 'vicious cycle' of tensions and warned the US against provoking North Korea militarily. He added the country would continue developing its nuclear program and conduct its next nuclear test whenever its leaders see fit. In the past week Trump has shown his willingness to launch military strikes, with US missiles deployed in Syria and Afghanistan. The U.S. military also dropped the 'Mother of All Bombs' on an ISIS tunnel network in Afghanistan About 200 foreign journalists were allowed in North Korea for Saturday's parade. But they are closely managed by government 'minders', and saw nothing out of the ordinary in Pyongyang on Friday despite the talk of war. Near the birthplace of Kim Il Sung, a pilgrimage spot for North Koreans, commuters moved briskly on and off the subway on Friday. 'If the enemies want to wage war with our leaders, we have nothing to fear because we will win,' said Jon Myon Sop, who works at a bus station. 'I know about how tensions are rising on the Korean Peninsula and how the U.S. and its puppet countries have brought their military assets to the region.' Cho Hyon Ran, a tour guide at the site, said: 'We don't want war but we are not afraid of war because we have strong power, our country is the strongest one in the world now. 'You can see all people are laughing, all people are singing, all people are celebrating the Sun's day,' she said in English. 'We are not afraid of anything.' Special forces raid, missile strike, cyber warfare, or MORE negotiations: Trump's choices for dealing with Kim Jung-Un -but experts say there are no good options Donald Trump has said that 'all options are on the table' when it comes to North Korea - but what exactly does that mean? The President has a vast range of possible ways of dealing with the secretive Communist nation ranging from cyber warfare to a missile strike - and even a nuclear attack of his own. spoke to three military experts to describe what each of those options means - and the pitfalls of each. They described the President as having 'no good options' with North Korea and said that it will require impressive statecraft to deal with Pyongyang. Our experts were: J.D. Williams, a Senior Defense Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation Harry Krejsa, a Research Associate at the Center for a New American Security working in the Asia-Pacific Security Program Jeff McCausland, a professor at Dickinson College, retired Army colonel, former dean of the Army War College and a CBS consultant. THE GENERAL PICTURE McCausland: Hope is not a method and we've been hoping since Bill Clinton or Ronald Reagan that this problem would solve itself, that one day the people of North Korea wake up and decide this wasn't working any more. That hasn't happened and it seems less likely it will happen. We seem to have this foregone belief we can work with the Chinese, that was the strategy of strategic patience. They have their own interests...Somebody once described North as the land of bad choices. When you deal with a problem like North Korea which has gone on for the last three or four administrations there are no good choices. Krejsa: The Trump administration has made a rhetorical effort to say that they are considering military action but that was never off the table. Military action has always been a back burner because the options on that side are very bad. Seoul, which is home to 20 per cent of the entire population of South Korea, is within conventional artillery range of North Korea and there are thought to be a tremendous number of North Korean military units within range of Seoul. Seoul would be very much at risk for large scale civilian casualties and military casualties….All the options we have are bad and the options we have are not effective. We need really creative statecraft on the part of the United States and its allies and I worry we don't necessarily have all the human capital in place to pursue that. MORE NEGOTIATIONS McCausland: Broadly you only really have three options. One, you accept the fact North Korea is a nuclear power and you decide you're going to live with it. That's what we did in Pakistan and India and Israel. Two, you can negotiate with North Korea or around North Korea. They would like it to be a bilateral negotiation because it enhances their positions but that's impossible for the US to do because of our close ties to the Japanese and the South Koreans. You can negotiate around the North Koreans and I think that's what the President will try to do, negotiate more directly with the Chinese and put pressure on Kim Jong-un so he does change his path...A deal with North Korea would be a complete revolutionary change from 60 years of American foreign policy. The solution is the Iranian deal on steroids. It's (the Iran deal) an ugly baby it's a far more attractive baby than doing nothing, it's more attractive than the alternatives' MORE SANCTIONS Krejsa: A lot of the focus has been put towards secondary sanctions which I think are the next frontier - sanctions on companies which do business with the North Korean government but skirt restrictions. The tricky thing about them is that they would go after the sources of currency and goods and luxury items that still make their way into North Korea but fall into Chinese companies and cause problems with the Chinese relationship. CYBER WARFARE Williams: Theoretically it would be about getting access to systems that could disable or disrupt something in the operational chain of the North Korean military or specifically missile activity. Theoretically it's a very elegant way to achieve an effect without what the military likes to call kinetic operations, or firing guns and dropping bombs. If you have that in your kit bag it's something you would want to consider using. But there are likely uncertainties about the effectiveness of that. Once you use them, you only get one shot because you reveal the capability and the adversary initiates protection measures. McCausland: Using Cyber to go after the North Korean nuclear capability would be not unlike the effort against Iran using the Stuxnet virus. That being said going after North Korea is frankly more difficult simply because you're talking about a country that's hermetically sealed. It doesn't have the connections to the global information systems, the Internet etcetera like a country like Iran. The portals where you can get into their systems are far more complicated. Secondarily any effort to try to do that through a human capability where you get a human inside their system who physically infects their computers is also very very difficult to do basic on how hermetically sealed this place is. THE NAVAL TASK FORCE President Trump has dispatched Nimitz-class Carl Vinson with three cruisers and destroyers to the Korean Peninsula as show of force. Williams: Sending a carrier strike group into anybody's neighborhood has long been an important signal, politically both to adversaries and to your friends. Secondly the group was not sent as a rapid surge sort of deployment, it was already in the Pacific. It was scheduled to do something else and they've been turned around to hang out off North Korea. It's a different thing to move a carrier around when it's forward deployed than one or more ships being sent from the West coast. There's a magnitude of what the signal is sent here. From a military perspective the carrier group gives you offensive and defensive options. On defense the ships have missile defense capability. If you're concerned there might be a missile attack or a missile test that might go astray and you want to protect Japan or South Korea, having that capability gives you some options. On the offensive you have striking power. You can attack land targets with manned aircraft and cruise missiles. Depending on what political circumstances are, all those things, you have some more options with the carrier strike group. A MISSILE STRIKE ON NORTH KOREA McCausland: You're talking about a pretty massive strike far beyond what we saw in Syria with 59 cruise missiles. The simple reason is you want a very high probability with a single strike you have been pretty successful in taking them down. Obviously you have to convince the South Koreans and the Japanese you can do this in a fashion that the possibility of them retaliating against Seoul or Tokyo or some other major target has been removed or dramatically reduced. The problem is that if our intelligence about Iraq was such we thought they had nuclear weapons and they didn' one North Korea expert put it to me, we know far more about black holes than what goes on in North Korea. If you think we have absolute assurance that we know everywhere that they have stored medium range missiles with conventional warheads, let alone nuclear warheads, that's still somewhat problematical. Any type of decapitating strike would have to address multiple locations, many (missiles) stored inside a mountain and being able to assure the Japanese and South Koreans of the high probability of success and realising even a limited response (from North Korea) could still do massive damage to those two countries. Williams: It's going to make it a much more difficult problem if you have to hit multiple targets in the same time frame. It's going to be much more difficult than hitting an airfield where a chemical weapons attack came from like in Syria. There's probabilities of success which has to be weighed at the political level about how to use force and the potential reaction. The size of the campaign would depend on how many nuclear weapons the North Koreans have and how concentrated they are. If you have nuclear weapons you're probably not going to disperse them widely. You probably want to maintain control of them. That makes the problem a little easier, you would expect some concentration of the nuclear arsenal but at the same time North Korea will have an awareness of the threat and they will do some dispersals. The difference in trying to do a campaign to eliminate somebody's nuclear capability is your margin of error is zero. If you don't get them all you have a big problem. Krejsa: The issue is if they make the decision to go down this path the downsides are going to be tremendous. I'm sure there's discussion as to what red lines could prompt military action but I don't think we're anywhere near that right now just because any sort of pre-preemptive attack would bring tremendous downsides. North Korea increasingly sees its nuclear weapons as totally central to their regime's legitimacy and the continued survival of their regime. Any effort to take that away by force would probably be seen as an act of war and an attempt at regime change. OTHER ASSETS IN THE REGION Williams: What the US can do with assets out of bases and Japan is subject to some constraints and the agreements with the host nation. You don't have to worry about those things on an aircraft carrier. If the South Korean government and Japanese felt the threat was directed against them they would cooperate on a collaborative response. If it wasn't they would probably some political hesitation and rightly so. SPECIAL FORCES / ASSASSINATION Krejsa: In recent years we've turned to Special Forces as a catch all that can have a light footprint and a narrow mission and get it done quickly and with great skill, but those kind of things are probably not practical for North Korea. North Korea is an intelligence black hole. Not many people believe we have great human intelligence inside North Korea and we don't have enough understanding of how things work and where everything is to be able to do have any sort of convincing potential for success. Williams: Special Operations are very good for doing very precise types of military action on 'point targets', as they are called, like if you have something that you want to do to a particular place on the ground and for whatever reason you don't want to use a weapon like an air strike. The more recent uses have been to recover hostages, you've seen examples of that in Syria and Yemen. The second reason would be if you want to get intelligence out of a site like the recent raid in Yemen. Against that are risks; getting access, the possibility of something going wrong, the potential for casualties with manned aircraft. Your risk calculation goes up significantly. Operations of this nature require very very good and precise intelligence. The choice to use it in a situation like this would be evaluated at the very highest levels of government. My view would be: if there was very very good intelligence and part of it was that there was very strong potential for an imminent use of nuclear weapon those two things could tip the calculus to make a President strongly consider the use of Special Operations. But short of that or a decision to embark upon a campaign involving a series of military actions, I think that's on the very low end of the probability scale. A LARGER ATTACK BY THE US McCausland: We're talking about military capabilities far beyond one task force. I would hesitate to say, long range strike aircrafts such as B-52s. You're looking for shock and awe, you're talking large numbers carrier based aircraft, large numbers of long range aircraft coming from the United States, large numbers of cruise missiles, perhaps strategic strikes using conventional warheads. Williams: If North Korea has the low end of the number of weapons you end up with a relatively small number of things you're trying to get rid of. If you have good intelligence it might not be that big of a strike. It really depends on your judgments and assessments of what you have to take care of. NUCLEAR WEAPONS McCausland: I think it's very unlikely if not impossible to believe that the United States would use a nuclear weapon preemptively. I think that would be way off the scales. ….AND CAN AMERICA DEFEND ITSELF IN THE EVENT OF A STRIKE BY NORTH KOREA? Assuming that North Korea can fire a nuclear missile that can reach the US - though experts say it may be 5-10 years from doing this - it would reach mainland America in around 30 minutes, The missile would likely be a Taepo Dong which is thought to have a range of between 6,200 and 8,000 miles, enough to hit the US East coast. But despite having the most powerful military in the world, America may not be able to defend itself against an attack from the Communist nation. The Pentagon has spent $40 billion on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system (GMD) which is designed to stop a nuclear warhead in space. Each GMD interceptor is 60ft tall and has a 150lbs 'kill vehicle' at its tip. During a nuclear attack the interceptors would be fired out of underground silos in Alaska and California and would travel through the air at four miles per second. They would destroy the nuclear missile by crashing into it, though there are no explosives on board the interceptors. However it is not clear if the system would work and tests have yet to be successful despite decades of similar programs and at least $84 billion being spent on missile defense over the past decade. The Government Accountability Office said in 2015 that the GMD system 'has not demonstrated through flight testing that it can defend the US homeland against the current missile defense threat', which includes North Korea. Williams: Ballistic missile defense is a very difficult problem, probably one of the most difficult problems that we have now. Our defense community is saying that we have some capability and it's being designed and optimized to deal with the kind of threat you would get from a North Korean style attack. It's still a hard problem, there's been some success and failures. Krejsa: Missile defense has improved a lot since the Star Wars era but it is no sure thing. Our capabilities are pretty good under ideal conditions but wartime is not ideal conditions. It's extremely unlikely we would be able to use military force to prevent a nuclear strike from happening.

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BRAVE: Chinese Christians Still Attend Underground Churches Despite Risk of Persecution

Posted March 13, 2017

It’s no secret the Chinese government isn’t all that fond of Christianity. They’ve taken aggressive steps to “contain” growth, including rezoning and demolishing churches. One woman, the wife of a pastor, defiantly stood in front of a bulldozer that was about to demolish their church. It plowed over her and they buried her alive. The risks are huge, but faithful believers are not backing down – but they are being more discreet. Last year new reports surfaced that approximately a 100 million people throughout China have started to worship in “underground churches” over traditional ones. A well known and open secret among Chinese Christians. But organizations like China Aid a persecution watchdog in the eastern country, explain that in 2015, that was a risky idea. Noting that there was “more than a 150 percent” increase in the number of “abuses” against Christian followers in over a decade that year. A recent editorial piece written by Colin Clark, an international pastor based in China unpacked some of the complexities and long unanswered questions people have about practicing Christianity in China in 2017. Clark opened with a disclaimer explaining that his perception is arguably “not definitive and one-sided” because he is writing it based on his personal experience. Also pointing to the fact that the legal rights and government regulations in China are very fluid and sometimes “China is one thing” and “at other places and times it’s the opposite.” But according to his post on Christianity in China today for The Gospel Coalition, the culture in 2017 is much different than what it was perceived or what was going on even last year. “The official stance of the Communist Party is atheistic, but that’s not forced on all Chinese citizens or expatriates. Protestant Christianity is one of five approved religions alongside Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, and modified Catholicism (I say “modified” since the Chinese Catholic Church is forced to operate independent of Rome).” So are the wildly reported stories claiming that the brutality against Christians are real? Clark explains that, under the current government combined with the Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM), “the Protestant church leader in the country actually has the final word and reserves the right to censor and control their churches to the extent they deem necessary and appropriate.” Many citizens attend underground churches that meet in off-hour bars, storefronts, rented homes and apartments so they can speak freely. But in doing this, these churches are acting illegally which is why they are called “underground”. Under current Chinese law, all religious institutions must register. If they do not, the Chinese government has the right to persecute them once they are located. Consequently, many Christians have decided to meet outside the TSPM structure so they share the gospel the way they choose. But the government does not want that, so they have extended invitations for the churches to register. But still very few have come forward. The term “underground” is all relative. In China, even if a church leader decides not to register, the government still knows about it. So why don’t they just do it? Well if they do, they will have to learn how to deal with many policies that they currently don’t have to follow like having services at church buildings so they can be monitored and be willing to submit sermons to government officials to be reviewed and approved before their weekly service, Clark said. 

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etc.. The clock is ticking, the midnight hour is already striking, the horses have been riding and yet many see not the things I have told them. They understand not what my word has said, etc..

Rev 6:4
4 And another horse appeared, a red one. Its rider was given a mighty sword and the authority to remove peace from the earth. And there was war and slaughter everywhere. (NLT)

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Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US

Countries warn of ‘grave consequences’ if Washington carries out further missile strikes against Assad regime

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV April 15, 2017, 4:00 am

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia, Syria and Iran strongly warned the United States Friday against launching new strikes on Syria and called for an international investigation of the chemical weapons attack there that killed nearly 90 people. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who hosted his Iranian and Syrian counterparts in Moscow, denounced the US missile strikes on Syria as a “flagrant violation” of international law. Additional such actions would entail “grave consequences not only for regional but global security,” Lavrov said. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said the meeting sent a “strong message” to Washington. Iran’s Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasized that the participants agreed that unilateral actions by the US were unacceptable. The US accuses the Syrian government of deliberately launching the deadly chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun on April 4. Russia has alleged that the victims were killed by toxic agents from a rebel chemical arsenal hit by Syrian war planes. Moscow has warned against putting the blame on Damascus until an independent inquiry is conducted and vetoed a proposed UN resolution on the attack, saying it failed to mention the need to inspect the affected area. Lavrov on Friday expressed skepticism about a preliminary investigation conducted by the UN’s chemical weapons watchdog. He alleged that its experts failed to visit the site and said it was unclear to Russia where evidence was taken and how it was In Russia’s view, the probe conducted by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons should be widened to include experts from many nations, he said. “If our US colleagues and some European nations believe that their version is right, they have no reason to fear the creation of such an independent group,” Lavrov added. “The investigation into this high-profile incident must be transparent and leave no doubt that someone is trying to hide something.” Lavrov said the US strike on the Syrian base has undermined peace efforts in Syria and reflected Washington’s focus on ousting Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government. “Such attempts won’t succeed,” he said. The three ministers also discussed the beefing up of US forces on Jordan’s border with Syria, Moallem said. He added that Russia, Iran and Syria have “common procedures against any aggression,” but wouldn’t offer specifics. Lavrov said Moscow has asked Washington about the purpose of the buildup and received assurances that the US troops were deployed there to cut supply lines between the Islamic State group factions in Syria and Iraq. “We will keep monitoring the issue, since the only possible reason for using military force on the territory of Syria is to fight terrorism,” Lavrov said. Russia has staunchly backed Assad’s government throughout Syria’s six-year civil war. It has conducted an air campaign in Syria since September 2015, saving Assad’s government from imminent collapse and helping to reverse the Syrian military’s fortunes. 

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Could this ballistic missile one day nuke the west coast of America? Kim Jong-un unveils huge new weapon at 'Day of the Sun' parade

North Korea unveiled new prototypes of intercontinental ballistic missiles

The missiles, which have not yet been flight tested, could one day reach the US

Submarine-launched ballistic missiles were also on display for first time

Arsenal suggests the country has been plowing ahead with its goal of putting a nuclear warhead on an ICBM that can reach the continental US

Kim Jong Un kicked off the parade on Saturday commemorating the 105th anniversary of his late grandfather's birthday, also known as the Day of the Sun

By Reporter Published: 01:56 EDT, 15 April 2017 | Updated: 13:39 EDT, 15 April 2017

North Korea unveiled what appeared to be new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) at its Day of the Sun parade, amid increasing fears its trying to develop a model that could hit the United States. North Korea showed two new kinds of ICBM enclosed in canister launchers mounted on the back of transporter erector launcher trucks, or TELs. The larger missile was similar in appearance to the Chinese DF-41, which can fly 9,000 miles. If the Korean missiles actually work, and have a similar range to the Chinese missile, they could hit the continental US. But it's very unlikely that North Korea has that technology at this stage. Also on show for the first time was the North's submarine launch ballistic missiles (SLBM). Kim Jong Un kicked off the parade commemorating the 105th anniversary of his late grandfather's birthday and rolled out a military arsenal that also included submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM), which also made their debut on Saturday. Tensions have been mounting in recent weeks, and North Korea has issued several warnings threatening to 'pulverize' US troops and retaliate in response to any military action. The new prototypes suggests Pyongyang is working towards a 'new concept' of ICBM, said Melissa Hanham, a senior research associate at the U.S.-based Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California. 'However, North Korea has a habit of showing off new concepts in parades before they ever test or launch them,' Hanham said. 'It is still early days for these missile designs'. Kim Dong-yub, a North Korea expert at Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies, said the canisters and trucks suggested that the North was developing technology to 'cold launch' ICBMs, ejecting them from the canisters before they ignite. This would allow North Korea to prevent its limited number of ICBM-capable launcher trucks from being damaged during launches and also make the missiles harder to detect after they're fired, he said. Cold launches would also allow the missiles to be fired from silos. Kim said that the North is also likely developing solid-fuel ICBMs, and that some of the rockets paraded inside canisters on Saturday might be prototypes. North Korean state television also showed what appeared to be several KN-08 and KN-14 ICBMs. Kim, who took power in late 2011, emphasizes nuclear weapons as the foundation of his national defense strategy. And the arsenal showcased on Saturday suggest the country has been plowing ahead with its goal of putting a nuclear warhead on an ICBM that can strike the US, although the North has yet to flight test them. In his annual New Year's address, Kim said that North Korea's preparations for an ICBM launch have 'reached the final stage.' And U.S. satellite imagery suggests the country could also conduct another underground nuclear test at any time. North Korea conducted two such tests last year alone, which analysts say would have taken the country a step forward in gaining the knowledge to make nuclear weapons small enough to fit on long-range missiles. The North also launched a long-range rocket last year that put a satellite into orbit, which Washington, Seoul and others saw as a banned test of missile technology. On Saturday, North Korea also displayed SLBMs for the first time ever, after the missile was successfully tested in 2016. They have a range of over 600 miles. SLBMs could help North Korea evade an anti-missile system and serve as a backup if its land-based arsenals are destroyed. Displaying more than one of the SLBM missiles indicates North Korea is progressing with its plan to base a missile on a submarine, which are hard to detect, said Joshua Pollack, editor of the Washington-based Nonproliferation Review. 'It suggests a commitment to this program,' said Pollack. 'Multiple SLBMs seems like a declaration of intent to advance the program'. Other military hardware at the parade included tanks, multiple rocket launchers and artillery guns, as well as a solid-fuel missile designed to be fired from submarines. North Korea also possesses a powerful midrange missile, which outside analysts call 'Musudan'. It can potentially reach U.S. air bases in Guam. Choe Ryong Hae, a close aide to Kim, addressed the packed square and reiterated a warning to the United States. 'If the United States wages reckless provocation against us, our revolutionary power will instantly counter with annihilating strike, and we will respond to full-out war with full-out war and to nuclear war with our style of nuclear strike warfare,' he said. North Korea on Friday denounced the US for bringing 'huge nuclear strategic assets' to the region as the USS Carl Vinson strike group with a flag-ship nuclear-powered aircraft carrier steamed closer to the peninsula. A U.S. Navy attack on a Syrian airfield this month raised questions about U.S. President Donald Trump's plans for reclusive North Korea, which has conducted several missile and nuclear tests in defiance of U.N. and unilateral sanctions, regularly threatening to destroy the United States.

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SPOTTED: Putin 'moves military forces' to North Korean border as world prepares for WAR

VIDEO has been released allegedly showing a mass military mobilisation in Vladivostok, Russia, just eight miles from the border with North Korea, as the world edges towards war.

By Oli Smith PUBLISHED: 00:00, Sun, Apr 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 02:15, Sun, Apr 16, 2017

Russia has reportedly moved military vehicles towards the city, which is within striking distance of North Korea. The dramatic move, unconfirmed by the Russian government, was spotted by residents in the border city and posted on social media. This comes as North Korea warned that they are prepared for all-out war with the US, while China pleads for the two powers to back down from escalation. Since the emergence of the Vladivostok footage, fears have grown that North Korea could become the trigger for a conflict involving the US, China and Russia. Both China and Russia consider North Korea as a necessary buffer state, which they need to keep stable for their own national security. According to the reports, a military convoy of eight surface-to-air missiles, part of Russian Air Defence, were on the move. The S400 anti-aircraft missiles were moved to Vladivostok, where Vladimir Putin already has a major navy base. North Korea has warned the US not to take provocative action, after holding a military parade that showed off new intercontinental and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. Officials from the despotic regime have said that the country will "hit back with nuclear attacks" if necessary. There is mounting speculation that current leader Kim Jong-un will soon order a new nuclear test. This comes after a US aircraft carrier group continues to move towards the region. President Donald Trump has already pledged to remove the threat from the Korean peninsula. China has pleaded for the US and North Korean to back down from the war-footing. On Friday, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned that "conflict could break out at any moment". He said: “We call on all parties to refrain from provoking and threatening each other and not to let the situation get to an irreversible and unmanageable stage." Air China, owned by the Chinese government, decided to end its service between Beijing and Pyongyang, amid fears of an escalation. 

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etc. the whole world can tell you right now that Russia and North Korea has declared war on the United States of America.  The whole country can tell you an invasion is coming, the whole country can tell you the cashless monetary system is ready to start, the banks will have no money, the mark of the beast will be here.  But I am trying to protect you by placing one that can protect you, but even if that is not so and cannot be, I will still protect you and take you through this time safely. etc   

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Vision of New York City Bombed by 10 Russian Nuclear Missiles

John W. Johnston

Around 1986 God took me up into the heavens and I found myself flying like superman through the air. I was in the clouds and the cover was so thick that I could not see my hands in front of my face. I couldn’t understand why I was flying through the air. As I dropped in altitude and started to get below the clouds, I began looking to my left and to my right. As I was looking, I saw five nuclear missiles, long range intercontinental ballistic missiles to my right and to my left. A total of ten missiles! Each one carried multiple warheads with the red Communist star on the fuselage of the missiles. The five pointed red star is the universal representative symbol for Communism. The star that I saw on the missiles looked like the second red star below. At the time of this vision Russia had a red star on their flag which is the first picture below. I feel in my spirit that these will be Russian missiles. As I looked down to the ground I saw Staten Island, Manhattan Island and New York City. I could not believe that these missiles were getting ready to hit New York with such a magnitude. They were coming right down onto the state of New York. The next thing I knew, I was standing down on the ground looking at all of the devastation. All the buildings were totally annihilated. The big skyscrapers had fallen over as though a domino effect had happened when they were blown up. When they started falling, these skyscrapers fell one against another knocking each other down. There were dead bodies lying everywhere. Tens of thousands were dead and the air smelled of rotting, burning flesh. Not only did the air smell foul but as I looked everything was dark even though it was midday. I could not believe my eyes! I then sensed time had passed, weeks and months. God then let me see little children taking instruments like butter knives and scraping the corpses of the people that had died. The children were looking for food by scraping the flesh off the people’s bodies only to cause their own death later of radiation poisoning. The devastation was beyond anything of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The death and the disease that broke out after was beyond imagination. I could not believe what I was seeing. I was overwhelmed and sickened by the devastation. I asked God why He showed me this? He said He is going to judge the United States and He’s going to judge it hard. He said that the enemies of the United States are going to attack. After having this life-like vision of what is coming, it was quickened to me later that Chicago and a lot of other big cities are also going to take a hit. From what I’m receiving right now, this is going to be worse than anything this nation could ever imagine. The American people will not believe what is happening to them. God is going to execute His judgment on this nation and He is going to pay America back double for the sins that have reached into Heaven. Read Revelation 18 Click here to watch my videos about the Chinese invasion of the west coast! Foreign Armies WILL Invade and Occupy America – The Enemies of America Will Bomb Our Churches and Synagogues During the same time as the vision about the state of Florida in July of 1995, God gave me a vision of a massive army coming down on America. He said, “John, I am going to allow the enemies of the United States to judge America. When America’s enemies come they will have no mercy on the men, women and children. I saw troop movement and they appeared to be Communist Chinese and Russian troops coming into the United States. As they came in, America was no match. I saw churches and synagogues were being leveled by heavy artillery. As the churches were being blown up I saw Jews and Christians being herded up and shot like cattle in front of their churches and homes. I saw the troops killing children and infants with their bayonets. I saw the American people tormented beyond imagination. The troops were void of emotions. Their objective is to take the nation and take it hands down. All able bodied working people will be forced into slave labor. Some will be taken to other countries and some left here. The soldier’s main objective was to kill all Jews and Christians. As I am seeing all this horror I asked, “Lord, what is happening?” He said, “Because of the wickedness of the United States of America I am allowing her enemies to invade her lands.” God ended the vision. The enemies of America are supernaturally being drawn together. When they come, they are going to catch the nation completely by surprise. Great is going to be her destruction and torment. This judgment is coming soon! The American people, Christians and non-Christians do not believe that God has fiery indignation that will be poured out. The great day of darkness is quickly coming upon the whole world, the day of God’s wrath and judgment. Jeremiah 50:3 For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast. Read Jeremiah 50 and 51 The Bear is Ready to Pounce November 20, 1998 I was praying in my Pastors office one afternoon at about 4:30 P.M. when suddenly the whole wall turned into a vision. I saw a black forest that had an opening into the forest with what looked like a wide beaten animal path. It looked as though animals had been traveling on it for years. I found myself standing in a large meadow outside the forest. I began to hear cracking sounds like very large trees being pushed over one by one with great strength. Suddenly, a large Kodiak grizzly bear came growling and pouncing out of the path to the edge of the meadow where I could see him. He was very angry and stood there growling and pouncing on his front paws in a threatening manner. A large circus chain was around his neck with a 6 inch, red and amber medallion that had a gold hammer, sickle and star engraved in the upper left hand corner. I asked God what this meant. He said, “Russia is getting ready to make a strategic move in the world.” At the time President Boris Yeltsin was in the hospital and very ill. That same day a Russian Democratic reformer by the name of Galina Starovoytova was assassinated at her home. Galina was murdered because she was nominated to run against the hard line communist party in the case of Yeltsin death. During this time, I felt God quicken to me that in the beginning of 1999 the fireworks for the world would really start to manifest. God Sent Prophets to Warn the Jews prior to WW II and They Did Not Listen! In the early 1930’s God asked three Jewish men, Leo Braeck, Eli Wiesal and Martin Burber to warn the Jewish people of the fire under their feet and to go to Palestine to escape what was coming. God instructed the men to warn them that they were getting ready to be destroyed by the Nazi’s. The reaction of the Jews was disbelief. They thought they had the best of everything in food, housing, business and lifestyle and they refused to give it up. Many replied, “Why should we listen to you prophets telling us we are going to be destroyed when there are no signs in the air? You three Prophets go to Palestine, we are staying!” The Jews of Germany and Europe did not listen to the three prophets that God sent to warn them. Because they did not listen they became victims of one man who tried to destroy the entire Jewish population. Pastors and Shepherds, listen to what the Prophets are saying! The day and hour of the Prophet has come. The Prophets are speaking with great power and with signs and wonders such as has never been seen before in the history of the Christian Church. Shepherds listen to the Prophets and heed their warnings!

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Chinese Components Found in North Korean Rockets Despite Sanctions

Published on Apr. 15, 2017

China seems to be having second thoughts about indulging the deranged Kim regime in North Korea for so long, but it will not be easy for Beijing to downplay the amount of assistance it has given Pyongyang’s nuclear missile program over the years. On the one hand, China’s ban on North Korean coal seems like a serious blow to the North Korean economy, and China appears to be serious about maintaining the ban. It is unclear whether China would be willing to use the other high-powered economic weapon in its arsenal and ban exports of Chinese oil to North Korea, effectively devastating their economy (and possibly triggering one of China’s worst fears, a flood of North Korean refugees). On Friday, mixed with its customary threats to unleash “nuclear thunderbolts” against the United States, North Korea sneered through one of its “think tanks” that “somebody” was cooperating with the U.S. in a “naive and foolish” attempt to collapse the North Korean system. The very same type of satellite launch vehicle China helped North Korea build is just about good enough to put an EMP weapon over the United States or Europe, with potentially catastrophic results. Source:

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etc. For I have warned you Russia is not your friend, I have warned you that China is not your friend, I have warned you that North Korea is not your friend and I have warned you that Iran is not your friend. etc.

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Russia, Iran warn US against new Syria attacks

A week since the US launched airstrikes in Syria, Iranian, Syrian and Russian foreign ministers have met in Moscow. All three countries strongly warned the United States against launching new strikes. Hosting three-way talks with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem (pictured above, left), and Iranian counterpart Mohammed Dschawad Sarif (pictured above, right) in Moscow on Friday, Russian Foreign Minsiter Sergey Lavrov denounced last week's US attack on Syria and warned that any further such action would entail "grave consequences not only for regional but global security." Read: US skips out on Afghanistan conference in Moscow Lavrov also told al-Moualem that Russia and the US have a shared understanding that such strikes would not be repeated. The Interfax news agency reported that the Russian diplomat revealed this had been "concluded" during Wednesday's visit of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Moscow. US 'did not rule out any future action' In Washington, however, the US State Department said Tillerson did not eliminate the possibility of the US maybe undertaking future strikes. "The secretary explained there were no subsequent targets after the missile strike, but he did not rule out any future action," State Department acting spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement. "He stressed that Russia is in a position to use its influence over the Assad regime to ensure it is never again necessary for the US to act," Toner said. US blames Assad regime The US launched Tomahawk missiles at Syria's Shayrat air base near Homs last Friday, in response toa chemical attack in the northwestern Idlibprovince. Washington has blamed Assad's government for the deadly attack which killed more than 80 people. Damascus, however, has staunchly denied the accusation. The Syria crisis is also set to be the focus of further talks planned for Saturday between Lavrov and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani. 

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etc. Keep your eyes; keep your eyes upon what is going on in the Mid-East, that is your tree, that is your tree, I have told you to watch Israel, that is your tree. etc.

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Iran is trying to provoke a Russia-US hot war in Syria

In Syria, an ancient game is being played - with people, countries and strategic goals as pawns.

Mark Langfan, 13/04/17 14:25

When you boil Syria down to its principal players, there are only three: Russia, the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran. With Assad’s chemical attack, people have been misdirected from the reality by blaming the powerless Assad. But Assad doesn’t mvoe without direct Iranian permission. So, the real question is why did Iran launch a chemical weapons attack? The answer is simple: Iran desperately needs Russia and the United States to get into a hot war in Syria so as to enable Iran to pick up the shattered pieces. In contrast, the United States and Russia desperately need each other to defeat Iran’s waxing neo-Safavidic Empire from stretching from Iran to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. In order to see why Iran is attempting to foment a Russia/US battle, one has to boil the Syrian theater into the child’s hand-against-hand game of ROCK/PAPER/SCISSORS-shoot. When one child flashes PAPER against the other child’s ROCK, the “paper” envelops and beats the rock. When one child flashes PAPER against the other child’s SCISSORS, the scissors cuts and beats the paper. When one child flashes SCISSORS against the other child’s ROCK the rock smashes and beats the scissors. Russia is the “rock,” Iran is the “paper,” and the United States is the “scissors.” Iran’s strategy is to envelope Syria like a piece of paper, topologically combining Iran’s Iraqi “paper,” along with Iran’s Hezbollah/Lebanon “paper” to form a patchwork-quilt Shiite Empire spanning from Iran/Persia through Iraq, and Syria, and Lebanon into the Mediterranean Sea. As an example of this, Iran just announced it was to build a trans-Iran/Iraq/Syria/Lebanon railroad. Russia is the "rock" trying to bash the Sunni opposition to pieces in order to carve-out its eastern Mediterranean naval outpost and military enclave. The United States, through Sec of Def Mattis, under the strategic cover of defeating ISIS in Eastern Syria is the "scissors" against Iran’s “paper” Shiite Empire. The United States with its indigenous allies is trying to efficiently occupy eastern Syria from the Kurds in the north to Jordan in the south. By topologically “cutting” off Iran’s patchwork piece of paper, Iraq, from Iran’s patchwork piece of paper, Syria, the United States is attempting to defeat Iran’s waxing paper Shiite Imanate. Before Iran’s chemical attack in the name of Assad, the western Syrian rock strategy of Russia, and the eastern scissors strategy of the United States were avoiding each other, complementing each other, and together quietly weakening the whole Syrian paper envelopment strategy of Iran. This was great for Russia and the US, but bad for Iran. Iran saw the United States’ cutting its patchwork-quilt in two in eastern Syria as an existential threat to the grand strategic arc of its contiguous Mesopotamian/Levantian/Mediterranean swatch of Empire. Therefore, Iran had to do something to instigate a hot war between the United States and Russia. And presto, Iran bombs civilians with Sarin using Assad’s planes, Assad takes the fall, and Russia and the United States are escalating against each other. Russia and the United States urgently need each other to thwart Iran’s scheme to control the Middle East. It is in both Russia’s and United States’ worst strategic interests to allow Iran to become the colossus of the Middle East. Syria is big enough for Russia and the United States to find a modus vivendi and live with each other, allowing each to achieve strategic goals. Russia and the United States have a mutually exact goal i- both aim to defeat the ISIS Sunni Caliphate and the Iranian Shiite Imanate. To defeat both Islamic radical terror threats requires Russia and the United States to work together, and not fight each other. In the current war against both Sunni and Shiite radical Islamic terror, the United States and Russia are critically necessary for one another as allies, not inimical enemies. 

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John 15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. (KJV)

Luke 21:17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. (KJV) 

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etc.. You shall be hated by the world, the world shall be against you, etc.

John 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. (KJV)

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etc. Have you read my word, do you know that Ezekiel thirty eight and thirty nine is knocking on the door, as a matter of fact, its got a battering-ram and it is knocking the door down, but you are not aware of that.  Are you aware of how they are removing the Bible, are you aware of how they are fighting Christians, are you aware of the countries that are killing every Christian that is there?  And then you think I can delay another five years or another ten years.  Have you not read in my word where they are laying under my altar and they are crying out, how much longer, how much longer?  Oh what a sad state the world is in. etc.

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Egyptian Coptic Christians Cancel Their Easter Celebrations

After the vicious Palm Sunday attacks last week, let us pray for the persecuted faithful in this solemn and soon-to-be-joyous season 

by Leah Jessen | Updated 14 Apr 2017 at 8:01 AM

Our religious freedom allows us to celebrate Easter this year — but we should remember those around the world who are persecuted for practicing their faith. Nearly 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith in 2016, according to a report from the Center for Studies on New Religions. “As many as 600 million were prevented from practicing their faith through intimidation, forced conversions, bodily harm, or even death,” Fox News noted. Those numbers are so astounding they can barely be comprehended. This past Palm Sunday, bombings at churches in Egypt left the faithful everywhere highly aware of the existence of Christian persecution. Now, Egyptian Christians have canceled their Easter services and celebrations for this weekend after attacks from the Islamic State claimed the lives of over 40 people at two Coptic churches. Choosing instead to use the time as a period of mourning, the Minya Coptic Orthodox Diocese will limit Easter activities to prayers "without any festive manifestations," according to reports. Related: Christian Teacher Banned from Wearing Cross Necklace in Germany Most of the Christians in Egypt are Orthodox Coptic. The Coptics, as in Catholicism, have a pope that heads their church. The pope remained unharmed in the attacks. Police arrested 28 people "for their possible ties to the planning and financing of Sunday's attacks," Breitbart News reported. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi declared a three-month state of emergency following the bombings. Related: ISIS Targets the Faithful During Palm Sunday Mass "The attacks constituted one of the deadliest days of violence against Christians in Egypt in decades and presented a challenge to the authority of the country's leader," a report in The New York Times noted. Egyptian security forces killed seven suspected ISIS extremists as they planned more attacks on Christians, the British publication The Daily Mail reported Tuesday. 

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EXCLUSIVE – Source: Nine Hamas Members Arrested for Attempting to Join Islamic State

by Ali Waked 12 Apr 2017

TEL AVIV — Hamas in recent days arrested nine of its militants who were trying to cross into the Egyptian Sinai with their weapons, apparently to join Waliyat Sinai, the Islamic State’s affiliate in Egypt, according to an informed Hamas official. The alleged defectors were arrested outside a tunnel connecting the Palestinian side of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, with the Egyptian districts of the city, the source said. The militants were carrying Ak-47 rifles and RPJ shells, he added. According to a preliminary investigation conducted by the Hamas military wing’s intelligence corps, the detainees confessed to trying to join the Islamic State, stating that their move was driven by ideology, the official revealed. The detainees sought to join a string of dozens of other former Hamas militants who recently reportedly joined the ranks of IS. Meanwhile, a top pro-Hamas news site reported on Monday that a prime suspect in the assassination of top Hamas terrorist of Mazen Faqha on March 24. The report said that the first stage in the investigation was completed, and its results will be compiled into a report and submitted to Hamas leader Yehya Sinwar. 

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This mechanic fixes anyone's car for free

Sheeka Sanahori , USA TODAY 11:37 a.m. ET April 12, 2017

POWDER SPRINGS, GA - One mechanic has figured out a way to eliminate much of the stress that comes with automobile repairs: do all the labor for free. David McCoy has been leading his Car Care team for 15 years. The retired air force mechanic has helped single mothers, and cancer patients, but he'll help anyone who says they need it. He says his criteria is, “Do you need it? If so, you qualify.” McCoy says the free repairs are especially important in his community, a suburb of metro-Atlanta, because it doesn't offer public transportation. Forty volunteers do the repairs twice a month. In 2016, he and his team donated $68,000 worth of labor and car parts. McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church gives donations to keep Car Care running. 

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Detroit doctor first to be charged under federal law against female genital mutilation

By Andrea Noble - The Washington Times - Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Detroit emergency room physician was charged in federal court Thursday with performing female genital mutilations on two girls in what is thought to be the first case of its kind in the U.S., and authorities suspect she may have been engaging in the practice for years. Dr. Jumana Nagarwala is accused of performing mutilation procedures this year on at least two girls in a medical clinic in Livonia, Michigan. According to court documents, investigators believe she may have been involved in carrying out other procedures as far back as 2005. The case is believed to be the first in which prosecutors have charged someone with performing female genital mutilation, which involves the removal of all or part of the genitals, under a 1996 federal statute banning the practice in the U.S. “Female genital mutilation constitutes a particularly brutal form of violence against women and girls. It is also a serious federal felony in the United States,” said Daniel Lemisch, acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, where the charges were filed. “The practice has no place in modern society, and those who perform FGM on minors will be held accountable under federal law,” he said. Female genital mutilation is practiced most commonly in the Middle East and Africa, especially in majority Muslim countries. Its practitioners generally believe it to be religiously mandated, but scholars and theologians hotly dispute that argument. The practice is rare in many other majority Muslim societies. The criminal complaint filed in court makes no mention of Dr. Nagarwala’s religion or ethnic background, stating only that she as well as the families of the two girls were members of a community that is known to conduct female genital mutilations as part of its religious and cultural practice. Dr. Nagarwala was listed as an emergency room physician who speaks both English and Gujarati — a language used in western India — on the website of the Henry Ford Health System, where she worked. The Detroit Free Press reported that Dr. Nagarwala appeared in federal court Thursday afternoon wearing a white headscarf, glasses and a long white dress with multicolored embroidery. She was ordered held in detention pending the results of a bond hearing Monday. The paper reported that two male family members were in the courtroom but declined to comment to reporters, as did Dr. Nagarwala’s defense attorney. According to a criminal complaint filed in court, FBI agents were tipped off from unidentified sources that Dr. Nagarwala was performing female genital mutilation procedures. Agents said they interviewed two 7-year-old girls who told them that they traveled together from Minnesota with their families to see the doctor at a medical clinic. One of the girls told investigators that the visit had been billed as a special girls’ trip, and the other said her parents instructed her not to tell anyone about the procedure. The girls described the procedures to investigators, and subsequent examinations showed evidence that their genitalia had been cut. A parent of one of the victims told investigators that they had taken the girl to the doctor for a “cleansing” of extra skin, the court documents state. A Michigan branch of child protective services subsequently conducted interviews of other girls in the area, and the children indicated that they had undergone similar procedures by Dr. Nagarwala, the affidavit states. A Henry Ford spokesman told The Detroit News that the doctor was put on administrative leave. “The alleged criminal activity did not occur at any Henry Ford facility,” health system spokesman David Olejarz told the paper. “We would never support or condone anything related to this practice.” The court documents do not identify the medical clinic where the procedures took place and state only that the doctor was not employed at that clinic. A study last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 513,000 women and girls in the U.S. had undergone or were at risk of being subjected to female genital mutilation. Some cultures believe the painful procedures will initiate girls into adulthood or ensure their virginity or fidelity, according to Equality Now, a human rights organization. The World Health Organization recognizes female genital mutilation as a human rights violation. The U.S. outlawed the practice in 1996, but prosecutors said this case is believed to be the first in which federal charges have been brought under that law. In 2006, Georgia prosecutors obtained a conviction for aggravated battery and cruelty to children against a father who used a pair of scissors to remove his daughter’s clitoris. The father, Khalid Adem, was an Ethiopian immigrant who spent 10 years in prison and was deported from the U.S. this year. 

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Officials: Melted fuel still leaking out of Fukushima reactor — Likely escaping from opening at bottom of containment vessel — Gov’t experts want to give up sending in robots to search for molten cores — “Disaster the likes of which has never been known”

Published: April 11th, 2017 at 9:27 am ET By Enenews Staff

Mainichi, Mar 28, 2017 (emphasis added): [TEPCO] failed to locate melted nuclear fuel inside the No. 1 reactor at the disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant… [T]he latest survey on the No. 1 reactor also failed to obtain data necessary to extract melted fuel, such as where the fuel is located. Therefore, the utility is compelled to consider fetching melted fuel in the absence of sufficient data… [T]he robot explored an area around the opening for workers at the bottom of the container vessel… It is believed that most of the melted fuel at the No. 1 reactor has spread across the contaminated water accumulating at the bottom of its container vessel. TEPCO believes that melted fuel is likely leaking from the opening. Asahi Shimbun, Mar 24, 2017: Some Nuclear Regulation Authority members are skeptical of continuing to send robots into reactors in the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant… These regulators are increasingly calling for a new survey methodology after recent investigations utilizing robots controlled remotely generated few findings and were quickly terminated… The lower part of the reactor’s containment vessel is submerged in water where deposits of fuel debris are believed to reside below the surface after melting through… TEPCO and the government… have yet to collect information on the location, amount and condition of the melted fuel… [T]he surveys centering around the robots so far have failed to produce meaningful results. Asia Times, Mar 10, 2017: The robots are part of an unprecedented task, challenging engineers to come up with technology that doesn’t exist to deal with a nuclear disaster the likes of which has never been known.


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etc America your money will be worth nothing in the near future, this will bring panic, famine and martial law, yes, in the streets of America.  If you had read my word you know that these are the beginning of sorrows etc

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U.S. Gold Bullion Exports To Hong Kong Surge, 82% Of Total Shipments

Posted by SRSrocco in News, Precious Metals on April 10, 2017

U.S. gold bullion exports to Asia started off with a bang in 2017, as the majority of the total shipped in January went to Hong Kong. Not only did the U.S. export most of its gold bullion to Hong Kong, it was the highest monthly amount in quite some time. Looking back at the data for the past two years, Hong Kong’s highest monthly amount of gold bullion imported from the United States was less than half of what was shipped in January. According to the USGS, the U.S. exported 31.6 metric tons (mt) of gold bullion to Hong Kong, 82% of the total 38.1 mt shipped in January: The four other countries that received the remaining lion’s share was, China (2 mt), India (1.6 mt), Singapore (1 mt) and Switzerland (1 mt). If we assume that most of the gold bullion exported to Hong Kong made its way into China, then if we add the other 2 mt that China received, the total gold bullion shipped to China was more like 33.6 mt. Either way, the overwhelming majority of U.S. gold bullion exports in January went to Asian countries and India (35.2 mt). Switzerland only received 1 mt of gold bullion from the United States. However, Switzerland also received 14.3 mt of gold dore bars and precipitates from the U.S.. The majority of this amount likely came from domestic U.S. gold producers. Regardless, to see Hong Kong receive 82% of the United States finished gold bullion bars in January, is quite impressive to say the least. If we convert that from metric tons, it comes out to be a little more than a million oz. This is a great deal of gold because the United States domestic gold miners only produced 18.7 mt of gold (601,000 oz). Furthermore, the U.S. total gold imports in January (bullion, dore bar & precipitates) were 18.9 mt. Thus, total domestic mine supply plus imports equaled 37.6 mt. The U.S exported 84% of their total gold mine and import supply to Hong Kong. If we include the total amount of gold that the U.S. exported in January of 55.4 mt (bullion, dore bars & precipitates), the U.S. exported nearly 18 mt more gold than they produced and imported. Of course, the majority of U.S. gold continues to head EAST. This is a bad sign as the Federal Reserve and U.S. Govt continue to prop the domestic economy and financial system with Debt and Derivatives. Sure, China is also added a lot of debt, but they are also acquiring one hell of a lot of gold. When the overdue financial crash happens, and the dust settles, China and Russia will be holding onto a lot of physical gold while the WEST will be holding onto a lot of worthless paper. I tried to do research on why Hong Kong imported so much gold from the U.S. in January, but nothing really stuck out. It wasn’t due to lower prices as the gold price actually increased from $1,160 to $1,220 in January. So, the Chinese were not taking advantage of lower prices. It will be interesting to see how much more gold flows to the EAST this year as the U.S. economy and financial system begin to disintegrate. While the Dow Jones Index could continue to move higher on more HYPE and HOT AIR, its valuations are extremely over valued… so is the S & P 500. Please stay tuned for U.S. gold export updates as the USGS releases them. 

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etc. We are going to see a magnetic reversal affecting the power grids.  Remember the Lord talked to us about buying generators etc.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Live-Streamed Spectacular Solar Eruption (WATCH)

April 11, 2017

A solar eruption on Sept. 26, 2014, seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory affecting the ionosphere in all of Earth's northern latitudes. If erupted solar material reaches Earth, it can deplete the electrons in the upper atmosphere in some locations while adding electrons in others, disrupting communications either way. New research on solar storms finds that they not only can cause regions of excessive electrical charge in the upper atmosphere above Earth's poles, they also can do the exact opposite: cause regions that are nearly depleted of electrically charged particles. The finding adds to our knowledge of how solar storms affect Earth and could possibly lead to improved radio communication and navigation systems for the Arctic. A team of researchers from Denmark, the United States and Canada made the discovery while studying a solar storm that reached Earth on Feb. 19, 2014. The storms effects on Greenland were documented by a network of global navigation satellite system, or GNSS, stations as well as geomagnetic observatories and other resources. Attila Komjathy of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, developed software to process the GNSS data and helped with the data processing. The results were published in the journal Radio Science. Solar storms often include an eruption on the sun called a coronal mass ejection, or CME. This is a vast cloud of electrically charged particles hurled into space that disturbs the interplanetary magnetic field in our solar system. When these particles and the magnetic disturbances encounter Earth's magnetic field, they interact in a series of complex physical processes, and trigger perturbations in the Earth's magnetic field. Those perturbations are called geomagnetic storms. The interactions may cause unstable patches of excess electrons in the ionosphere, an atmospheric region starting about 50 miles (80 kilometers) above Earth's surface that already contains ions and electrons. The 2014 geomagnetic storm was a result of two powerful Earth-directed CMEs. The storm initially produced patches of extra electrons in the ionosphere over northern Greenland, as usual. But just south of these patches, the scientists were surprised to find broad areas extending 300 to 600 miles (500 to 1,000 kilometers) where the electrons were "almost vacuumed out," in the words of Per Hoeg of the National Space Research Institute at the Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby. These areas remained depleted of electrons for several days. The electrons in the ionosphere normally reflect radio waves back to ground level, enabling long-distance radio communications. Both electron depletion and electron increases in this layer can possibly cause radio communications to fail, reduce the accuracy of GPS systems, damage satellites and harm electrical grids. "We don't know exactly what causes the depletion," Komjathy said. "One possible explanation is that electrons are recombining with positively charged ions until there are no excess electrons. There could also be redistribution—electrons being displaced and pushed away from the region, not only horizontally but vertically." The paper is titled "Multiinstrument observations of a geomagnetic storm and its effects on the Arctic ionosphere: A case study of the 19 February 2014 storm." Lead author Tibor Durgonics is a doctoral student at the Technical University of Denmark. Richard Langley (University of New Brunswick, Canada) provided data sets and interpretation. The Daily Galaxy via Jet Propulsion Laboratory Image credit top of page: Wikipedia Commons 

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etc. The storms will be far greater than the storms you have seen before, more hurricanes, more tornadoes, more typhoons, more cyclones, more tidal waves, more earthquakes, more flooding, more mudslides, oh, the trouble, the trouble, the trouble that shall come.  At times you may wonder what is taking place, and I say unto you, get into my word, look in my word, know what Jeremiah has said, know what Ezekiel has said, know what Joel told you etc

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US weather disasters 2017: Double than average and costing USA record-breaking $5 billions already

By Strange Sounds - Apr 11, 2017

The U.S. has endured a destructive start to 2017 from the multiple severe weather outbreaks since January. There have been 5,372 preliminary reports of severe weather across the United States in 2017 through April 8. This is more than than double the average of 2,274 for the same period of time during the past 10 years (2007-2016). In that decade, only 2008 had about the same number of severe weather reports by this point in the year with 5,242. The animation below shows how the occurrences of wind damage, large hail and tornadoes have piled up month-by-month this year. Portions of the South have been hit the hardest, but the Midwest has also seen a high concentration of severe weather reports. Seventy-one of 100 days have featured one or more reports of severe weather from Jan. 1-April 10. Monday marked the 26th consecutive day with at least one severe thunderstorm report logged in the U.S. Seven states have yet to see a report of severe weather in 2017: Alaska, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Vermont. Severe thunderstorms are largely responsible for the record number of U.S. billion-dollar weather-related disasters in the first three months of 2017. Three separate severe weather outbreaks have caused damage of a billion dollars or more, NOAA says. This year has also been unusual in how far north severe weather, including tornadoes, has occurred for so early in the year: Massachusetts was hit by two EF1 tornadoes Feb. 25, one near Conway and another near Goshen. No other February tornadoes are known to have struck the state during that month in the historical record. Just over a week later, Minnesota experienced a similar rare early-season event when severe thunderstorms spawned three EF1 tornadoes March 6. Those were the earliest known twisters for a calendar year in the state by nearly two weeks. 

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etc. For the disasters that shall take place are many, the flooding shall be far greater than in times past, the mudslides far greater than in times past, the earthquakes shall be more numerous and far greater than in times past. The tornadoes, oh the savageness of the tornadoes that shall rip across the land, the straight winds, the hurricanes, the forest fires, the volcanoes shall erupt, the rising of the sea level that will be marked not in inches but in feet. etc.. 

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East Coast gets early warning of quakes as Oregon and Washington switch on 'ShakeAlert' system already used in California

Could give people up to a minute of warning before strong shaking begins

Pilot projects being used to test the system ahead of public trials

By Associated Press Published: 15:55 EDT, 10 April 2017 | Updated: 11:46 EDT, 11 April 2017

An early warning system for earthquakes has been expanded to Oregon and Washington, joining California in testing a prototype that could give people seconds or up to a minute of warning before strong shaking begins. The system isn't ready to issue public quake warnings yet, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which has been working with university partners to develop the ShakeAlert system. But this version allows early adopters in Oregon and Washington to begin using the early signals to figure out what they need to do in the event of an earthquake. Such pilot projects are helping to make the system more reliable and pave the way for broader use. Officials with USGS, the University of Washington and others held a news conference Monday in Seattle to announce the system's roll out across the U.S. West Coast. California has been testing the production prototype since early 2016. Even a few seconds of advanced notice can help people to duck and cover or cities to slow trains, stop elevators or take other protective measures, agency officials say. In Washington state, a Seattle area firm RH2 Engineering has signed on as a pilot user to test the system to prevent water tank spills, The Seattle Times reported. The firm develops municipal water and sewage plants and hopes to use the system to be able to close valves in the event of an earthquake. 'The advantage of earthquake early warning is that it gives us forewarning that the shaking will occur, and we can be sure the valve is fully closed by the time the shaking starts,' the firm's Dan Ervin told the newspaper. The company is working on software and hardware to process the warning signals and automatically close valves. HOW IT WORKS ShakeAlert uses underground seismometers across the West Coast that measure the waves of energy coming from the ground. The data is sent to a computer to determine whether an earthquake is about to occur and if so, its location. It then sends out a warning to systems such as TV sets, mobile phones and home security networks to warn the public of how much time they have before shaking takes place. Several seconds is enough time to protect lives, shut down industrial processes and halt transportation before the shaking begins.

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From Vesuvius to Krakatoa, researchers reveal the world's five deadliest volcanoes

Expert reveals five of the deadliest volcanoes around the world

Includes Vesuvius, Italy, Changbaishan, China and Popocatepetl, Mexico

Also, Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Krakatoa, Indonesia

By Matthew Blackett With The Conversation Published: 17:50 EDT, 10 April 2017 | Updated: 18:01 EDT, 10 April 2017

An eruption of Mount Etna recently caught out some BBC journalists who were filming there. The footage was extraordinary and highlighted the hazards volcanoes pose to humans and society. Since 1600, 278,880 people have been killed by volcanic activity, with many of these deaths attributed to secondary hazards associated with the main eruption. Starvation killed 92,000 following the 1815 Tambora eruption in Indonesia, for example, and a volcanic tsunami killed 36,000 following the 1883 Krakatoa eruption. Since the 1980s, deaths related to volcanic eruptions have been rather limited, but this is not entirely a result of increased preparedness or investment in hazard management – it is significantly a matter of chance. Research shows that volcanic activity has shown no let up since the turn of the 21st century – it just hasn't been around population centres. Indeed, there remain a number of volcanoes poised to blow which pose a major threat to life and livelihood. DEADLY VOLCANOES Vesuvius, Italy Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of Congo Popocatepetl, Mexico Krakatoa, Indonesia Changbaishan, China Vesuvius, Italy Known for its 79AD eruption, which destroyed the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, Vesuvius is still a significant hazard given that it overshadows the city of Naples and its surrounds, which are home to over 3m people. It is also known for a particularly intense form of eruption. Plinian (after Pliny the Younger who was the first to describe the 79AD event) eruptions are characterised by the ejection of a vast column of gas and ash which extends into the stratosphere, far higher than commercial airliners fly. Were such an eruption to occur at Vesuvius today, it is likely that much of the population would already have been evacuated as a precursory swarm of earthquakes would likely herald its imminent approach. THE DESTRUCTION OF POMPEII, AS SEEN FROM A DISTANCE Ancient roman Bodies Italy Pompeii Volcanic. Victims in the remains of Pompeii, destroyed in AD79 +7 Ancient roman Bodies Italy Pompeii Volcanic. Victims in the remains of Pompeii, destroyed in AD79 An administrator and poet called Pliny the younger watched the disaster unfold from a distance. Letters describing what he saw were found in the 16th century. His writing suggests that the eruption caught the residents of Pompeii unawares. He said that a column of smoke 'like an umbrella pine' rose from the volcano and made the towns around it as black as night. People ran for their lives with torches, screaming and some wept as rain of ash and pumice fell for several hours. While the eruption lasted for around 24 hours, the first pyroclastic surges began at midnight, causing the volcano's column to collapse. An avalanche of hot ash, rock and poisonous gas rushed down the side of the volcano at 124mph (199kph), burying victims and remnants of everyday life. Hundreds of refugees sheltering in the vaulted arcades at the seaside in Herculaneum, clutching their jewellery and money, were killed instantly. As people fled Pompeii or hid in their homes, their bodies were covered by blankets of the surge. While Pliny did not estimate how many people died, the event was said to be 'exceptional' and the number of deaths is thought to exceed 10,000. But those who remained would initially be showered with huge pumice rocks too large to be kept aloft by the column of gas. Then, as the volcano began to run out of energy, the column itself would collapse, causing smaller particles of rock (from fine ash to small boulders) to fall from the sky and back to Earth at high velocity. Asphyxiating clouds of gas and pulverised rock – pyroclastic density currents – would then flood down the slopes of the volcano, annihilating anything in their path. Such gas-ash features have been known to travel tens of kilometres and at terrifying speeds, potentially turning modern Naples into a new Pompeii. Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of Congo This central African volcano has erupted several times over the last few decades and while its eruptions aren't particularly explosive, it produces a particularly runny – and dangerous – form of lava. Once effused, this lava can rapidly move down the flanks of the volcano and inundate areas with little or no warning. In 2002 (pictured), the lava lake at Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of Congo summit was breached, resulting in streams of lava hurtling towards the nearby city of Goma at 60km/h, engulfing parts of it to a depth of two metres In 2002, the lava lake at the volcano's summit was breached, resulting in streams of lava hurtling towards the nearby city of Goma at 60km/h, engulfing parts of it to a depth of two metres. Fortunately, warnings had been issued as the volcano's unrest has made it the focus of intense research – and over 300,000 people were evacuated in time. Should such an event occur again, we have to hope that the authorities are equally prepared, but this is a politically unstable area and it remains seriously vulnerable. Popocatepetl, Mexico 'Popo', as the locals call it, is just 70km south-west of the one of the largest cities in the world: Mexico City, home to 20m people. Popo is regularly active and its most recent bout of activity in 2016 sent a plume of ash to an altitude of five kilometres. In recent times, and indeed throughout much of its history, eruptive events at Popo have consisted of similarly isolated ash plumes. But these plumes coat the mountain in a thick blanket of ash which, when mixed with water, can form a dense muddy mixture which has the potential to flow for many kilometres and at relatively high speeds. Such phenomena, known as 'lahars', can be extremely deadly, as exemplified by the Nevado del Ruiz disaster of 1985 when around 26,000 people were killed in the town of Armero, Colombia, by a lahar with a volcanic source that was 60km away. 'Popo', as the locals call it, is just 70km south-west of the one of the largest cities in the world: Mexico City, home to 20m people. Popo is regularly active and its most recent bout of activity in 2016 sent a plume of ash to an altitude of five kilometres (pictured is an eruption in 2013) The Nevado del Ruiz tragedy was the direct result of volcanic activity melting ice at the volcano's summit, but a large volume of rainfall or snowmelt could feasibly generate a similar lahar on Popo. This could flow down-slope towards nearby settlements with little or no warning. Krakatoa, Indonesia Otherwise named Krakatau, Krakatoa's name is infamous; 36,000 people were killed by the tsunami triggered by its 1886 eruption, which released more energy than 13,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs. The eruption destroyed the volcanic island completely, but within 50 years, a new island had appeared in its place. The new island is named Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatoa) and since the 1920s, it has been growing in episodic phases, reaching about 300 metres in height today. But these plumes coat the mountain in a thick blanket of ash which, when mixed with water, can form a dense muddy mixture which has the potential to flow for many kilometres and at relatively high speeds. Such phenomena, known as 'lahars', can be extremely deadly, as exemplified by the Nevado del Ruiz disaster of 1985 when around 26,000 people were killed in the town of Armero, Colombia, by a lahar with a volcanic source that was 60km away 'Popo', as the locals call it, is just 70km south-west of the one of the largest cities in the world: Mexico City, home to 20m people. Popo is regularly active and its most recent bout of activity in 2016 sent a plume of ash to an altitude of five kilometres (pictured is an eruption in 2013) +7 'Popo', as the locals call it, is just 70km south-west of the one of the largest cities in the world: Mexico City, home to 20m people. Popo is regularly active and its most recent bout of activity in 2016 sent a plume of ash to an altitude of five kilometres (pictured is an eruption in 2013) The Nevado del Ruiz tragedy was the direct result of volcanic activity melting ice at the volcano's summit, but a large volume of rainfall or snowmelt could feasibly generate a similar lahar on Popo. This could flow down-slope towards nearby settlements with little or no warning. Krakatoa, Indonesia Otherwise named Krakatau, Krakatoa's name is infamous; 36,000 people were killed by the tsunami triggered by its 1886 eruption, which released more energy than 13,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs. The eruption destroyed the volcanic island completely, but within 50 years, a new island had appeared in its place. The new island is named Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatoa) and since the 1920s, it has been growing in episodic phases, reaching about 300 metres in height today. Otherwise named Krakatau, Krakatoa's name is infamous; 36,000 people were killed by the tsunami triggered by its 1886 eruption, which released more energy than 13,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs (pictured is an eruption in 2003) +7 Otherwise named Krakatau, Krakatoa's name is infamous; 36,000 people were killed by the tsunami triggered by its 1886 eruption, which released more energy than 13,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs (pictured is an eruption in 2003) KRAKATU'S DEADLY BLOW Towering 1,200ft above the tropical stillness of the Sunda Strait in Indonesia, one of the most terrifying volcanoes the world has ever known has begun to stir once more. It has been Almost 134 years since Krakatoa first showed signs of an imminent eruption, stunning pictures released this week prove that the remnant of this once-enormous volcano is bubbling, boiling and brimming over. With an explosive force 13,000 times the power of the atomic bomb that annihilated Hiroshima, the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa killed more than 36,000 people and radically altered global weather and temperatures for years afterwards. The eruption was so violent and catastrophic that no active volcano in modern times has come close to rivalling it, not even the spectacular eruption of Mount St Helens in the U.S. in 1980 New and significant activity commenced in 2007 and since this time, further episodes of activity were noted at the volcano, most recently in March 2017. No one knows for sure whether or not the spectacular growth of Anak Krakatau means it may one day repeat the catastrophe its 'father' unleashed, but its location between Indonesia's two most populated islands, Java and Sumatra, means it poses a grave threat to life. Changbaishan, China Few have heard of this volcano in a remote part of Asia – and its last eruption was in 1903. However, its history tells a rather scarier story. In around 969AD, the volcano produced one of the largest eruptions of the last 10,000 years, releasing three times more material than Krakatoa did in 1886. In around 969AD, Changbaishan, China produced one of the largest eruptions of the last 10,000 years, releasing three times more material than Krakatoa did in 1886. One of the chief hazards is posed by the massive crater lake (pictured) at its peak One of the chief hazards is posed by the massive crater lake at its peak (with a volume of about nine cubic kilometres). If breached, this lake could generate lahars that would pose a significant threat to the 100,000 people that live in the vicinity. In the early 2000s, scientists began monitoring the hitherto under-monitored volcano, and determined that its activity was increasing, that its magma chamber dormancy was coming to an end, and that it could pose a hazard in the following decades. Further complicating things is the fact that Changbaishan straddles the border of China and North Korea. Given such a geo-politically sensitive location, the effects of any volcanic activity here would likely be very hard to manage. Matthew Blackett, Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography and Natural Hazards, Coventry University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

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Vladimir Putin says US is preparing to bomb Syrian capital and will blame devastation on Bashar-al Assad's forces

The Russian leader made the astonishing claim during a press conference with the Italian President Sergio Mattarella

By Anthony BondStephen Jones 14:01, 11 APR 2017Updated23:13, 11 APR 2017

Vladimir Putin has sensationally claimed that the US is preparing airstrikes on the Syrian capital - and will pin the blame on Bashar-al Assad's forces. The Russian leader made the astonishing claim - that the US is planning to FAKE chemicals weapons attacks - during a joint press conference with the Italian President Sergio Mattarella. 

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Russia Sends More Warships Toward Syria Following U.S. Tomahawk Strikes

By: Sam LaGrone April 10, 2017 3:38 PM • Updated: April 10, 2017 4:12 PM

A Russian Navy surface action group is headed to the Eastern Mediterranean departing shortly after a U.S. Tomahawk missile strike on a Syrian airfield, a U.S. defense official told USNI News on Monday. Two Steregushchiy-class corvettes, an ocean tug and a fleet oiler departed from the naval base in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad on Saturday bound for the Eastern Mediterranean and likely Syria, the official told USNI News. The ships from the Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet are set to arrive in the next several days off the coast of Syria. The Russian SAG will join the guided missile frigate Admiral Grigorovich that sortied from the Black Sea on Friday after a nine-day resupply period. Steregushchiy-class corvettes are among the more modern Russian ships – constructed in the early 2000s — with some versions of the ship capable of fielding the Russian Kalibir NK long range land attack cruise missiles. The Russians have used the weapon – with similar ranges of U.S. Tomahawks – as part of combined Russian and al-Assad loyal forces campaign against rebels in Aleppo fired from Admiral Grigorovich. The 2,200-ton guided missile corvettes are, “designed for operations in adjacent maritime zones, fighting enemy surface ships and submarines, as well as to provide naval gunfire support for amphibious landings,” according to a U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence report. The both the SAG and Admiral Grigorovich left their homeports shortly after U.S. guided missile destroyers USS Ross (DDG-71) and USS Porter (DDG-78) launched 59 Tomahawk missiles targeting the al-Shayrat airfield, the alleged base from which Syrian Su-22s conducted an April 4 chemical weapon strike against civilians Khan Sheikhoun. The U.S. determined the strike was conducted by forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. “The assessment of the Department of Defense is that the strike resulted in the damage or destruction of fuel and ammunition sites, air defense capabilities, and 20 percent of Syria’s operational aircraft,” read a Monday statement from U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis. ”The Syrian government has lost the ability to refuel or rearm aircraft at Shayrat airfield and at this point, use of the runway is of idle military interest. The Syrian government would be ill-advised ever again to use chemical weapons.” Porter and Ross are part of the U.S. Navy’s four-ship forward deployed destroyer force based in Rota, Spain. While the ships are primarily focused on regional ballistic missile defense, they have also been employed for presence operations in the U.S European Command and U.S. Africa Command. Having the forward deployed assets already in the Mediterranean accelerated the U.S. response to the April 4 attack, Pentagon officials told USNI News last week. “These platforms provide an option for the leadership for a measured and deliberate strike. That’s their value,” Capt. Paul Stader – former commander of USS Hue City (CG-66) and Ross — told USNI News on Friday. “[Tomahawks] are very short notice and are capable of executing within a very tight timeline. They’ve evolved over the years that we’ve had them in the inventory and they’re a very capable option for leadership if we want them.” 

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Putin Responds: Syria Strikes "Cripple US-Russia Relations"; Deploys Missile Warship To Syria

by Tyler Durden Apr 7, 2017 8:12 AM

Responding to Trump's unexpected military attack on Syria in which 59 cruise missiles were launched (of which only 23 allegedly hit their target), Russian President Vladimir Putin "regards the strikes as aggression against a sovereign nation,” his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, noting that the president believes the strikes were carried out “in violation of international law, and also under an invented pretext.” The Kremlin spokesman insisted that “the Syrian army doesn’t have chemical weapons,” saying this had been “observed and confirmed by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, a special UN unit.” The Russian president said he sees the US missile strikes as an attempt to distract attention from civilian casualties in Iraq, Peskov added. “This step deals significant damage to US-Russian ties, which are already in a deplorable state,” Peskov said and added that the US has been ignoring the use of chemical weapons by terrorists and this is dramatically aggravating the situation, in Putin’s opinion. “The main thing, Putin believes, is that this move [by the U.S.] doesn’t draw us nearer to the end goal in the fight with international terrorism and on the contrary, deals a serious setback to the creation of an international coalition in the fight with it,” Peskov said. Other Russians took the opportunity to opine as well, led by Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov who said the US missile attack on a Syrian airbase is an act of aggression under a far-fetched pretext and is reminiscent of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Quoted by Tass, the top Russian diplomat said "It is an act of aggression under a completely far-fetched pretext. This is reminiscent of the situation in 2003, when the US and the UK, along with some of their allies, invaded Iraq without the consent of the UN Security Council and in violation of international law." "When speaking about the military intervention in Iraq many years after it happened, Tony Blair (who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007) acknowledged that they had misled everybody," Lavrov emphasized. "Now they did not even bother to provide any facts referring only to photos," he noted. "They indulged in speculations on children’s photos, on evidence provided by various non-governmental organizations, including the so-called White Helmets, which staged various 'incidents' to instigate action against the Syrian government." Moscow will demand truth of Idlib events, Lavrov stressed. "It is regrettable that all these causes do more harm to the already damaged relations between Russia and the United States. Hope remains that these provocations will not entail irreversible effects," Lavrov said. Russian lawmakers also took to the microphone on Friday, warning that the U.S. airstrikes in Syria could lead to an escalation of conflict in the Middle East and dash any plans for a U.S.-Russian coalition against terrorism. “It’s a new round of escalation in the Middle East. These ill-judged, irresponsible actions don’t contribute to global security, security in the Middle East,” Andrei Krasov, the first deputy head of the defense committee in the Russian lower house of parliament, told state news agency RIA. “Other military conflicts, an expansion of military conflicts, are entirely possible,” he added. Russian Senator Konstantin Kosachev said the airstrikes meant the possibility of a broad antiterror coalition in Syria “bites the dust before it was even born.” He said the aim of the U.S. strike was to “rubber stamp” responsibility on Mr. Assad’s for the chemical attack in Idlib province on Tuesday. “‘The walls of Trump’ are multiplying. And everything started so well. It’s a real shame,” said a post on the Facebook page of Mr. Kosachev, head of the international relations committee in Russia’s upper house of Parliament. Another lawmaker, Mikhail Emelyanov, warned against the risk of clashes between Russian and U.S. forces. “The U.S. is being dragged into the war in Syria in the full knowledge that Russia is supporting Syria and our troops are there, which means it’s fraught with direct clashes between Russia and the U.S. and the consequences could be the most serious, even armed clashes and exchanges of strikes,” Mr. Emelyanov told Interfax news agency. In immediate response, Moscow suspended its memorandum of understanding on flight safety in Syria with the US following the missile strike, calling the attack “a demonstration of force.” The Russian military has supported the Syrian government’s version of the events in Idlib, saying that Damascus attacked an arms depot where chemical weapons had been stockpiled by Islamic State and Al-Nusra Front militants. “Without bothering to investigate anything, the US went forward with a demonstration of force, a military confrontation with a country that is fighting international terrorism,” the Foreign Ministry’s statement reads. “Obviously, the cruise missile attack was prepared beforehand. Any expert can tell that the decision to strike was made in Washington before the events in Idlib, which were used as a pretext for a demonstration,” the statement reads The Memorandum on air safety was signed in October 2015, after Russia came to Syria to fight international terrorism at the invitation of the country’s government. The document of understanding was designed to prevent possible mishaps between the Russian and US Air Forces operating independently in the region. Russia’s Foreign Ministry has condemned the attack as an example of the “reckless attitude” that has only worsened “existing world issues” and created a “threat to international security.” Additionally, according to Tass, in response to the strikes, the Russian frigate Admiral Grigorovich armed with Kalibr cruise missiles will be deployed to the Tartus naval base in Syria. The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s frigate The Admiral Grigorovich, currently on a routine voyage, will enter the Mediterranean later on Friday, a military-diplomatic source in Moscow told TASS, adding that the ship would make a stop at the logistics base in Syria’s port of Tartus. "The Russian ship armed with cruise missiles Kalibr will visit the logistics base in Tartus, Syria," the source said. 

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Pieczenik Explodes: Issues Warning To Trump, Mattis AND McMaster About Going To War In Syria

by The_Real_Fly Apr 10, 2017 11:34 PM

America's foremost expert in international affairs, having served under 5 Presidents, instrumental in the Camp David accords, in addition to playing a key role in regime changes around the globe for decades, Dr. Steve Pieczenik exploded with rage on the Alex Jones show yesterday -- warning Trump and his team that war crimes would follow if they pursued a neocon agenda of war in Syria, which the American people do not want. "This is a warning to our generals, Mcmaster, and others, who think they can do a regime change in Syria. Number one, that will not be possible, not with the military, not with all the forces you have and not with the quality of the soldiers you have, the generals. Any notion of a regime change through force is both absurd or criminal. The issue of Syria and Assad have no national security interests to us at all. This will be an incredible dereliction of duty if we go to war in Syria." He then warned Mcmaster and Mattis directly, saying that he will "come forth, and be tried for criminal activity, as will Mathis." "There is no reason to put our men and women in harm's way for oil pipelines, or whatever nonsense that is military industrial complex thinks we need to do to get in the middle east. We have no interest in the middle east." "There is no cause for war." "Again, we're going through the nonsense of the neocons." Dr. Pieczenik made his first public appearance in more than 30 years during the Presidential elections, saying in no uncertain terms that he represented a faction of the American intelligence community that would not allow Hillary Clinton to become the next President. Moreover, he claimed to be part of an organization that released the Podesta emails to Wikileaks. Interestingly, the mainstream media continues to ignore the good Doctor -- in spite of the fact that is resume is anything but conspiratorial. He is the real deal. At one point in the interview, he got so heated that Jones had to cut him off when he threatened legal action against the President. "If this goes any step further, this is a warning to our generals, to our President, and anyone involved. Once again, we will react quite vociferously and strongly. This is grounds for all types of legal action against the President." He further elaborated on the situation in Syria as a war that is unwinnable, describing how the Assad family was firmly entrenched and could not be displaced by American forces, who have 'no idea what they're doing.' "The people I know in the military are increasing their force structures to the degree that there is no strategy whatsoever. If you have no strategy, and regime change isn't a strategy, do not go to war." "The President needs to understand, if he goes to war, that's his problem and we will have a major blowback, domestically. Our military is not prepared for this type of war. Our generals have no idea what they're doing." A confused Jones, obviously caught off guard by the acrimonious tone of Dr. Pieczenik, asked what had changed from Friday to cause him to issues these warnings. Pieczenik described, from a psyops point of view, the things he learned over the weekend that caused him to worry. "But once I hear, and I understand there are more forces placed there over the weekend, there was artillery placed in there. And in fact, they are creating in the White House, what we call a dichotomy or two messages." "You have a purposeful confusion." "Do not go to war in Syria." 

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North Korea warns of nuclear strike if provoked; Trump 'armada' steams on

Tue Apr 11, 2017 | 10:35pm EDT By Sue-Lin Wong and David Brunnstrom | PYONGYANG/WASHINGTON

North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression, as a U.S. Navy strike group steamed toward the western Pacific - a force U.S. President Donald Trump described as an "armada". Trump, who has urged China to do more to rein in its impoverished ally and neighbor, said in a tweet that North Korea was "looking for trouble" and the United States would "solve the problem" with or without Beijing's help. Tension has escalated sharply on the Korean peninsula amid concerns that reclusive North Korea may soon conduct a sixth nuclear test and after Washington said at the weekend it was diverting the aircraft carrier strike group Carl Vinson toward the Korean peninsula in a show of force. "We are sending an armada. Very powerful," Trump told Fox Business Network. "We have submarines. Very powerful. Far more powerful than the aircraft carrier. That I can tell you.” Referring to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Trump said: “He is doing the wrong thing.” Asked if he thought Kim was mentally fit, Trump replied: “I don’t know. I don’t know him.” North Korea said earlier it was prepared to respond to any U.S. aggression. "Our revolutionary strong army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements with our nuclear sight focused on the U.S. invasionary bases not only in South Korea and the Pacific operation theater but also in the U.S. mainland," its official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said. In spite of the military rhetoric, U.S. officials have previously stressed that stronger sanctions are the most likely U.S. course to press North Korea to abandon its nuclear program. At the same time, Washington has said all options - including military ones - are on the table and that a U.S. strike last week against Syria should serve as a warning to Pyongyang. The strike group heading toward Korea includes the nuclear-powered flagship aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, two destroyers and a cruiser. Such a strike group is generally accompanied by submarines, although the Pentagon does not normally publicize this. "PRUDENT" MOVE U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the deployment was not tied to a specific event but a matter of prudence. "She is just on her way up there because that is where we thought it was most prudent to have her at this time," he said at a Pentagon news conference. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump had put North Korea "clearly on notice" that he would not tolerate certain actions but dismissed Pyongyang's nuclear attack threat. "I think there is no evidence that North Korea has that capability at this time," he said. "Threatening something that you don't have the capability of isn't really a threat." North Korea remains technically at war with the United States and its ally South Korea after the 1950-1953 Korean conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. It regularly threatens to destroy both countries. However, North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests, two of them last year, and is working to develop nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the United States, presenting Trump with perhaps his most pressing security headache. South Korea's acting president, Hwang Kyo-ahn, warned of "greater provocations" by North Korea, including a possible nuclear test, given a meeting of the country's Supreme People's Assembly and upcoming national anniversaries. He ordered the military to intensify monitoring and ensure close communication with Washington. North Korea convened a Supreme People's Assembly session on Tuesday, one of twice-yearly sessions attended by leader Kim Jong-un, and reported a successful national budget execution and personnel appointments, the official KCNA news agency said. The agency made no mention of North Korea's nuclear weapons program or being under threat from the United States. Saturday is the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, North Korea's founding father and grandfather of the current ruler. A military parade is expected in Pyongyang to mark the day and North Korea often marks important anniversaries with tests of its nuclear or missile capabilities. Men and women in colorful outfits were singing and dancing on the streets of Pyongyang, illuminated by better lighting than seen in previous years, apparently practicing for the parade. TRUMP PRESSES CHINA Trump said a trade deal between China and the United States would be "far better for them if they solved the North Korea problem". "If China decides to help, that would be great," he tweeted. "If not, we will solve the problem without them!" Trump pressed his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to do more on North Korea at a meeting in Florida last week. China's U.N. ambassador, Liu Jieyi, called the Korean situation "tense" and repeated China's call for a return to dialogue with North Korea. “We believe that it is highly important to move toward denuclearization, to maintain peace and stability, and it’s time that different sides sit down to talk about achieving these objectives,” he told Reuters. Asked about Trump linking a trade deal to China’s help with North Korea: “We need to look at the situation on the Korean Peninsula as something that we should work together on.” South Korean officials sought to quell social media talk of an impending crisis, and Defence Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-kyun urged people "not to get blinded by exaggerated assessment about the security situation". North Korea's foreign ministry said the approach of the U.S. Navy strike group showed Washington's "reckless moves for invading had reached a serious phase". "We will take the toughest counteraction against the provocateurs in order to defend ourselves by powerful force of arms and keep to the road chosen by ourselves," an unidentified ministry spokesman said. U.S. officials said at the weekend the carrier group would take more than a week to reach waters near the Korean peninsula. A statement from U.S. forces in South Korea on Tuesday said General Vincent Brooks, commander of United States Forces Korea, would not attend a Congressional hearing expected this month because of the "security situation on the Korean Peninsula." The statement said the step was not unprecedented. Russia's Foreign Ministry, ahead of a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, said it was concerned about many aspects of U.S. foreign policy, particularly North Korea. "We are really worried about what Washington has in mind for North Korea after it hinted at the possibility of a unilateral military scenario," the ministry said in a statement. China and South Korea agreed on Monday to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea if it carried out nuclear or long-range missile tests, a senior official in Seoul said. On Tuesday, a fleet of North Korean cargo ships headed home, mostly fully laden, after China ordered its trading companies to return coal, sources with direct knowledge of the trade said. China banned all imports of North Korean coal, the country's most important export, on Feb. 26, but Washington has questioned how well the sanction was being implemented. (Additional reporting by Ju-min Park and Jack Kim in Seoul, Idrees Ali, David Brunnstrom, Ayesha Rascoe and Eric Beech in Washington, Michelle Nichols at the United Nations and Andrew Osborn in Moscow; Editing by Tom Heneghan and James Dalgleish) 

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USA and North Korea Could Soon Go To War, Possibly Nuclear War; Trump Advisers Prepare For ‘Show of Force’

By @truther2127 - 04/10/2017

The United States of America could soon be taking North Korea to war. Kim Jung-Un, the tyrant from N. Korea, has pushed too many buttons and warranted a response from the Trump administration. The USA deployed a Navy strike group to the region and Kim’s regime is lashing out at the move by the US calling it ‘reckless moves for invading.’ Only time will tell how it plays out, below are the links used in the report above. 

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China's nuke envoy embarks on S. Korea trip to discuss N. Korea issue

2017/04/10 13:40

SEOUL, April 10 (Yonhap) -- China's top nuclear envoy arrived in Seoul on Monday to discuss the growing threats from North Korea's missile and nuclear capabilities. Wu Dawei landed at Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, for a four- or five-day trip. Upon arrival, he didn't respond to reporters asking for comments, only saying, "Thank you." He is scheduled to hold talks with his South Korean counterpart Kim Hong-kyun in the afternoon followed by a meeting over dinner. They last met in Beijing in December. The Seoul meeting is also expected to provide a chance for the Seoul government to listen to China's take on the outcome of the recent summit talks between the United States and China, the decision by Seoul and Washington to deploy a Terminal High Attitude Area Defense system in South Korea and concerns over North Korea's possible additional provocations, among other things. Tensions are running high amid speculation that the North might carry out an additional nuclear test or a long-range missile launch this month, which experts say is filled with big events for Pyongyang to celebrate. During his stay, Wu also plans to meet major presidential candidates or their campaign officials to exchange views on key diplomatic issues concerning the two countries ahead of the May 9 election. 

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Not Prepared: Will Most Americans Be Absolutely Blindsided By Multiple Wars And A Simultaneous Economic Collapse?

Posted on April 11, 2017 Written by Michael Snyder

According to CBS News, an astounding three-fourths of all Americans have to “scramble to cover their living costs” each month. In other words, most of the country is either living paycheck to paycheck or very close to it. But instead of tightening their belts and trying to put something away for the very hard times that are coming, most Americans are completely and utterly unprepared for what is ahead because the people that they trust on television keep telling them that everything is going to be okay. Unfortunately, everything is not going to be “okay”, and when things start falling apart all around us there is going to be a lot of anger directed toward those that have been lulling everyone into a false sense of security. One of the reasons why I am sounding the alarm so loudly is so that people will not be blindsided by the things that are about to happen to this country. As you will see below, we are on the precipice of two major wars, conditions are ripe for a devastating economic collapse, and if you were to throw in a major natural disaster or two you would have a recipe for the kind of “perfect storm” that many have been warning about. Earlier today I focused on our looming economic problems, and in this article I want to address the potential for more military conflict in the very near future. When Donald Trump hit Syria with 59 cruise missiles, millions of Americans greatly celebrated, but much of the rest of the world was deeply alarmed. The Trump administration has said that more strikes are possible, but Russia and Iran are both pledging that “we will respond with force” if any more attacks are conducted… RUSSIA and Iran have said they will respond to further American military actions following the air strike in Syria last week. In a joint statement, the command centre for the two countries and allied groups said “we will respond to any aggression”. The statement read: “What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines. From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well.” Do you understand what that means? If Trump fires off any more cruise missiles at Syria, we will essentially be in a state of war with both Russia and Iran. Previously, Russia had warned that our two nations were “one step from war” because of Trump’s actions, but the Trump administration is showing no signs of backing down. In fact, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says that regime change in Syria is now a top priority… The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, who has done a remarkable job of continuing the diplomatic tone set by her predecessor Samantha Power, said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” which will air in full on Sunday, that regime change in Syria as one of the Trump administration’s top priorities in Syria. Her statement was a complete U-turn from what she said just over a week ago, when she told a group of reporters that the US was “no longer focused on getting Assad out.” Some members of the administration are apparently even advocating a full-blown invasion of Syria. For example, it is being reported that National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has come up with a plan to send 150,000 U.S. ground troops into the country… As NSA, McMaster’s job is to synthesize intellience reports from all other agencies. President Trump is being given an inaccurate picture of the situation in Syria, as McMaster is seeking to involve the U.S. in a full scale war in Syria. The McMaster-Petraeus plan calls for 150,000 American ground troops in Syria. Many special operations veterans including General Joseph Votel have raised serious concerns about McMaster’s plans for Syria. I don’t know if I have the words to describe how incredibly foolish that would be. Do we really want to fight an extremely bloody ground war with the combined forces of Russia, Iran, Syria and Hezbollah? There is very little good that could come out of a war in Syria even in the most rosy scenarios possible, but if things go bad they could go really, really bad. Meanwhile, NBC News is reporting that President Trump is considering various military options for North Korea, and one of those options includes “killing dictator Kim Jong-Un”… The National Security Council has presented President Donald Trump with options to respond to North Korea’s nuclear program — including putting American nukes in South Korea or killing dictator Kim Jong-un, multiple top-ranking intelligence and military officials told NBC News. After seeing what happened in Syria and hearing these threats openly discussed in the U.S. media, what do you think Kim Jong-Un is thinking at this point? One member of Congress is warning that “millions can die” if a military strike against North Korea goes badly. Once U.S. missiles begin flying, North Korea can start firing off their nukes and their vast arsenal of chemical warheads almost instantly. Could you imagine what would happen if large numbers of deadly nerve gas warheads started exploding in downtown Seoul, downtown Tokyo and at U.S. military bases in Japan? The carnage would be off the charts, and this is a scenario that we want to avoid at all costs. Unfortunately, it seems like we are coming closer to a conflict with North Korea with each passing day. In fact, today we learned that an aircraft carrier strike group headed by the USS Carl Vinson is sailing in the direction of North Korea right now… Amid rising tensions with North Korea, an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson were heading toward the Korean peninsula. The aircraft carrier and its accompanying ships had been scheduled to leave from Singapore for port visits to Australia on Saturday, but Adm. Harry Harris, head of U.S. Pacific Command, ordered the strike group to head north toward Korean waters instead. So what happens if the U.S. starts fighting two major wars simultaneously, the biggest debt bubble in the history of the planet starts bursting, and the U.S. stock market crashes by 50 percent as some analysts are projecting? Some Americans still have memories of living through the Great Depression and World War II, but most of us have been living in a bubble of peace and prosperity for so long that we don’t think that anything could ever come along and threaten our way of life. And since the election of Donald Trump, interest in “prepping” has dropped to the lowest level that I have ever seen. Most people have been lulled into a false sense of security, while the truth is that we have entered perhaps the most dangerous period of time in modern American history. So you all can do whatever you want, but me and my house are going to get prepared for the tremendous storm that is about to hit this nation. Those that are wise will do the same, but unfortunately most Americans are going to get absolutely blindsided by what is coming because they have been trusting the wrong voices. There is still time for you to prepare, but you have to start learning how to make your own survival foods as soon as humanly possible. The best way to do it is to get the inside scoop on how to do it right. Fortunately, there is a way to get twenty years worth of The Lost Ways. This new food storage system is called The Lost Ways. You do not need a lot of expensive equipment to store foods for a crisis using the methods taught here. Even better, The Lost Ways pays for itself quickly as you begin to put away garden produce or even meats that you buy on sale. For most folks it’s simply the biggest bargain of their lives. You can finally become self-sufficient and any extra money saved in food expense goes right back to your pocket. Frankly, at the end of the day, The Lost Ways actually makes you money! What’s more, the videos take you by the hand, step by step, through the entire process of “putting away” almost any food you can think of. It’s very much like having a food storage professional right there with you every step of the way. 

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etc.. The clock is ticking, the midnight hour is already striking, the horses have been riding and yet many see not the things I have told them. They understand not what my word has said, etc..

Rev 6:4
4 And another horse appeared, a red one. Its rider was given a mighty sword and the authority to remove peace from the earth. And there was war and slaughter everywhere. (NLT) 

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World of Trouble

By Hal Lindsey

The U.S. attack on Syria's al-Shayrat airfield may turn out to be one of the most important moves by an American President in this century. To see its importance, we should start by looking a long way from Syria — at Pyongyang, North Korea. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea operates as a vast prison camp where every citizen-inmate is confined and monitored. They are born with a life-sentence to hard labor. Like all prisons, it is not self-sustaining, and must be subsidized by someone else — in this case, the People's Republic of China. By economically and militarily propping up North Korea, communist China makes itself the enabler of North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Those programs put the whole world at risk — not just because of North Korea’s belligerence, but because they sell both weapons and weapons technology to the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Iran nuclear deal of 2015 ensures that country’s development of nuclear weapons. But just as important as the bombs, are the means to deliver them. North Korean ballistic missile technology undergirds Iran’s ongoing missile program. China enables North Korea which in turn enables Iran, and threatens the peace of the world. Iran is a nation of Shiite Muslims, and the world’s number one terrorist state. Sunni and Shiite Muslims are in a centuries-long, pitched battle for dominance in the Middle East. In 2011, it looked like the Iranians might lose a key ally in their struggle. That year, the United States and others encouraged so-called “moderate Muslim rebels” to take down the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Probably without fully realizing it, the U.S. was encouraging a religious civil war. Assad is part of the Alawite branch of Islam. According to Reuters, “Sunni Muslims make up 74 percent of Syria’s 22 million population, Alawites 12 percent, Christians 10 percent and Druze 3 percent.” In the religious civil war, Assad’s Alawite faith put him at a distinct disadvantage. But because Alawites revere the “Twelver school of Shia Islam,” Shia Iran sees him as an ally. So, when things turned against Assad early in the civil war, Iran stepped in to prop up him and his government. On the other side, Sunnis also funneled money and fighters into Syria on behalf of the rebels. With all factions being sustained by outside forces, and no clear winner on the battlefield, the cruel war drags on with no end in sight. And finding a good guy in this fight is like finding a mountain in Florida. If there ever were moderate rebels, they have long since disappeared. The ferocity of the war, along with its unending nature, has produced a humanitarian disaster. According to Mercy Corps, “Syria’s civil war has created the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country’s pre-war population — more than 11 million people — have been killed or forced to flee their homes.” We’re talking about 470,000 dead Syrians and two million injured. Many fled into Europe, hastening a fundamental change in European society. In 2012, then-U.S. President Barrack Obama, announced to the world that if the Assad regime in Syria used, or even looked like it might use, chemical weapons against the rebels, it would cross a “red line” forcing the U.S. to take action. In 2013, Assad used such weapons. Obama acted like he might use military force, then backed off. Instead, he welcomed Vladimir Putin to Syria. The Russians promised to supervise the removal of “every single bit” of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal. The U.S. readily agreed, but warned Syria that “the threat of force is real” and could still happen if they did not comply with the removal of all such weapons. Some chemical weapons were removed from Syria, but not all. They proved this by using those weapons several more times in the intervening years. Some of the attacks may have come from rebels who stole pieces of the Syrian stockpile, but others clearly came from Assad’s army. The bigger issue was Russia’s new position as a leader in the search for peace in the Middle East. In 2015, Iran convinced Russia to further step into the situation by putting troops on the ground in Syria on behalf of Assad. For students of prophecy, it was an amazing moment. Magog and Persia of Ezekiel 38 had joined forces in a nation along Israel’s northern border. In Assad’s recent chemical attack, the U.S. military monitored the planes carrying the weapons from the time they left the al-Shayrat airfield until they returned. This time, there’s no doubt. It was Assad’s men carrying out the chemical raid against civilian targets, including small children. The U.S. responded with a cruise missile attack on a single Syrian airbase. Such an attack does not stop Assad, or even cause him lasting harm. The immediate purpose was as a warning against the use of chemical weapons, or any other form of WMD, anywhere in the world. But there is another, deeper messagenot just to Syria, but also to the Russia, North Korea, China, and Iran. The United States will no longer sit on the sidelines. Passivity in the face of danger only increases that danger, and is no longer America’s policy. It is this switch from passive to active that makes this a significant move at a key moment in history. The attack on the Syrian base took place during a summit between President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China. The message seems obvious. If you do nothing about your renegade friends in North Korea, we will take care of the problem ourselves. Of course, none of this is without risk. The world staggers like a drunk on the edge of a cliff. We need divine intervention and wisdom. Strikingly, in announcing the U.S. attack, Donald Trump acknowledged that point. He said, “We ask for God's wisdom as we face the challenge of our very troubled world.”That’s a prayer to which we can all say, “Amen.” 

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North Korea calls U.S. aircraft carrier dispatch 'outrageous,' warns of counteraction

By Eric Talmadge Associated Press

North Korea is vowing tough counteraction to any military moves that might follow the U.S. move to send the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and its battle group to waters off the Korean Peninsula. The statement from Pyongyang comes as tensions on the divided peninsula are high because of U.S.-South Korea wargames now underway and recent ballistic missile launches by the North. Pyongyang sees the annual maneuvers as a dress rehearsal for invasion, while the North's missile launches violate U.N. resolutions. "We will hold the U.S. wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions," a spokesman for its Foreign Ministry was quoted as saying by the state-run Korean Central News Agency late Monday. The statement comes just after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian air base in retaliation for a chemical weapon attack carry a message for any nation operating outside of international norms. He didn't specify North Korea, but the context was clear enough. "If you violate international agreements, if you fail to live up to commitments, if you become a threat to others, at some point a response is likely to be undertaken," Tillerson told ABC's "This Week." The North has long claimed the U.S. is preparing some kind of assault against it and justifies its nuclear weapons as defensive in nature. "This goes to prove that the U.S. reckless moves for invading the DPRK have reached a serious phase of its scenario," the North's statement said. "If the U.S. dares opt for a military action, crying out for 'preemptive attack' and 'removal of the headquarters,' the DPRK is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S." North Korea's formal name is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. U.S. Navy ships are a common presence in the Korean region and are in part a show of force. On Saturday night, the Pentagon said a Navy carrier strike group was moving toward the western Pacific Ocean to provide more of a physical presence in the region. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, described the decision to send the carrier group as "prudent." 

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After Syrian Gassing, Trump Must Expose the Iran Deal

By Roger L Simon April 9, 2017

Among the more disturbing questions emerging from the renewed use of gas by Bashar Assad is whether Barack Obama and his loyal minions (Kerry, Rhodes, Rice, etc.) actually knew the Syrian leader still had chemical weapons, even though they trumpeted the opposite to the American public on numerous occasions. Either they lied or were so extraordinarily credulous they believed -- apparently without verification -- the Syrians had truly rid themselves of those WMDs, in which case Obama -- not Trump -- was Vladimir Putin's personal "useful idiot." (It may even be time to take a second look at the contention of some that Saddam transferred his chemical weapons to Syria way back when, which would be a surprise vindication of Bush 43.) Whatever the case, it's "heavy water" under the bridge at this point, but should alert us even more to the absolute necessity of revealing everything known about the also Obama-instigated Iran Deal, all its myriad hidden codicils and clauses that remain mysterious to the citizens of this country in whose name they were allegedly signed. That agreement too could be the product of useful idiocy, a sucker punch from the mullahs. The devil, in this case, is very much in the details, few of which we know, except that the Iranians refused to give a baseline development level for their nuclear weapons program in this first place. In a sense, that made everything else moot. Nevertheless, Iran has been the beneficiary of this deal to the tune of billions of dollars, some evidently in cash, much of which has been and is being spent in Syria, if not directly on chemical weapons, on a war that no less than the former chief rabbi of Israel, himself a Holocaust survivor, has called another Holocaust. Iran is also using the money to finance Hezbollah in that war, simultaneously arming those terrorist thugs with tons of modern weapons, including long range missiles, even while the mullahs use Hezbollah's guerrillas as cannon fodder to spare Iran's own quasi-terrorist Revolutionary Guard. The Islamic Republic's obvious goal is to control both Syria and Iraq by proxies. A victorious Assad would be Iran's boy as much as Russia's, possibly more. The Trump administration should expose this deal in its entirety to public view now. If that means Iran pulls out of the agreement -- as they have warned -- so be it. The transparency is worth whatever minimal insurance against a nuclear-armed Iran might be inherent in these evanescent documents. After seeing just how much insurance against chemical weapons was inherent in Obama's deal with Putin over the crossing of our then-president's "red line," one could be skeptical that there is any at all. Indeed, what little we know of the Iran Deal leads one to believe that it would be simple for the mullahs to be as busy as ever on their nuclear program. That they are allied with North Korea makes this all the more likely. 

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Lawmakers to Trump: Cancel Obama-backed Boeing sales to Iran

By Joel Gehrke (@Joelmentum) • 4/10/17 5:06 PM

President Trump should cancel airplane sales to Iranian airlines that facilitate terrorism, a pair of Republican lawmakers urged Monday. "Iran's commercial airlines have American blood on their hands," Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., wrote in a letter to Trump. A government decision to block the aircraft sales would provoke an uproar at home and abroad. It would cost Boeing, which has inked a pair of deals to sell 110 to Iran-based airlines, about $20 billion. It could deter American and European businesses from investing in Iran, which the regime's leaders have argued amounts to violation of the nuclear agreement that former President Barack Obama's team negotiated. "The possibility that U.S.-manufactured aircraft could be used as tools of terror is absolutely unacceptable and should not be condoned by the U.S. government," Rubio and Roskam wrote. "The United States should revoke authorizations and re-impose sanctions on Iranian airlines found guilty of such support, and should bar U.S. companies from selling aircraft to Iran until the Iranian regime ceases using commercial airliners for illicit military purposes." The Obama administration granted a license authorizing Boeing to strike the deals last fall, following Iranian complaints that they were not receiving the expected economic benefit of the sanctions relief provided by the nuclear pact. "We are going to do what we can to meet our commitments as long as Iran continues to meet their nuclear-related commitments," then-State Department spokesman John Kirby said. The Obama administration did far too much to help Iran, Republican lawmakers maintained, and they responded with legislation that would bar U.S. banks from financing the deal. "Why should U.S. banks and their customers be implicated in Iranian atrocities?" Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., said in November. Democrats countered that attempts to undermine the Boeing sales would 'unravel' the nuclear agreement. "I'm going to bet that under the Trump administration, Republicans will not be so eager to move legislation to unravel this agreement because, like the rest of us, they do not know how Mr. Trump will govern and because they know there is no other reasonable approach to curbing Iran's nuclear ambition short of military intervention," Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said at the time. Trump has sent mixed messages on the Iran deal, by turns denouncing it and complaining that Iran wouldn't spend the money received through the nuclear deal with U.S. companies. "I think it is an imperfect arms control agreement," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said during his confirmation hearings in January. "When America gives her word, we have to live up to it and work with our allies." Roskam and Rubio should have at least one ally in the Trump adminstration, in the former of current CIA director Mike Pompeo. "It is not your role to act as agents of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce," then-Congressman Pompeo wrote to the Obama administration in protest of the airplane sales last year. "America's security depends on you acknowledging that this agreement has not changed Iran's behavior in any material way." 

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Wisconsin Keeps Close Eye on Churches, Places of Worship

By Felix N. Codilla III , Christian Post Contributor Apr 10, 2017 | 7:48 AM

A place of worship in Wisconsin called off its Sunday service after a fugitive was reportedly seen on church premises. The suspect is identified as Joseph Jakubowski who stole from a gun store and threatened an unspecified attack that triggered a multiagency manhunt on him. On the night of April 4, the 31-year-old suspect broke into the Armageddon Supplies gun shop in Janesville and carted away 16 firearms consisting of at least two assault rifles and several handguns. He also torched his car which was parked near the burglarized store. Police later released a video showing Jakubowski mailing a package to the White House. The video was recorded by the suspect's friend who didn't realize the gravity of the situation until after the arms store burglary three hours after. He regretted recording the video, News 3 Madison reported. The mailed package contained a 161-page manifesto featuring anti-government rants and "personal angst against anything other than natural law or rule." Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden said, "Basically, he's angry at all government officials... Whether it's the president or local officials or whether it's law enforcement, he basically has a dislike for anyone that has authority or governmental power." On April 6, elders of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie reported a suspicious man matching Jakubowski's description who went to them and asked questions about church services and practices, including inquiries about turning people away. This prompted the church to cancel its worship services that Sunday. Although no threat was made on a religious group, authorities advised the cancellation of church services as a precaution considering Jakubowski's manifesto expressed "anti-religious views." The Janesville Police Department and Rock County Sheriff's Office beefed up patrols near churches. "We always want to hinge on the side of safety," police spokesman Joseph Hack said. "If we didn't and something did happen, it would be a bad look toward our department as well as the church." Bethlehem Lutheran had no surveillance camera installed but it was determined on Sunday afternoon that the person who inquired wasn't Jakubowski.

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etc For truly in the world right now, saith your Father God, is much trouble, trouble that they know not how to deal with. They know not how to stop the drought, the global warming, the flooding, they know not how to stop the rains, the forest fires, they do not know these things. They do not know how to stop the wars, the troubles that are taking place in the world and the troubles yet to come. etc.

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Russia warns of ‘real war’ ahead of G7 meeting on Syria

April 11, 201712:23am Victoria

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has pledged to defend “innocents” around the world ahead of a critical meeting in Russia later this week. Speaking in Italy before a meeting of G7 Ministers that is expected to lead to an ultimatum for Russian President Putin over his support for Syrian President Assad, Mr Tillerson visited the site of a Nazi massacre at Sant’Anna di Stazzema. “We rededicate ourselves to holding to account any and all who commit crimes against the innocents anywhere in the world,” he said. “This place will serve as an inspiration to us all.” Monday’s meeting of G7 nations is expected to lead to a directive pledging fresh sanctions against Russia if it fails to cut ties with President Assad. It follows US air strikes against the Syrian government in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack that killed 72 people including 11 children last week. The deadly attack came after Russia had pledged to rid Syria of chemical weapons and Mr Tillerson was scathing in his criticism of Russia over that failure. “Either Russia has been complicit or Russia has simply been incompetent in its ability to deliver on its end of that agreement,” he said. The harsh comments set the scene for a potential showdown between Mr Tillerson and his Russian counterparts. The new Secretary of State will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday in the shadow of the Syrian conflict and an FBI investigation over Russia. The Kremlin has denied a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin is on the cards despite the history between the pair. Mr Putin once awarded Mr Tillerson with the Russian Order of Friendship and the former oil executive faces harsh scrutiny over their dealings. Over the weekend, Russia warned of a “real war” in tweets asking followers whether they trusted US President Trump and UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to command. It also asked followers what the “probable outcomes” of the G7 meeting might be, including “conventional war”, a “war of clowns” of a “mix of the above”. 

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The Vast, Secretive Face Database That Could Instantly ID You In A Crowd

Amid questions of accuracy and legality, the FBI and police can search images for millions of Americans’ faces, potentially in real time.

By Alex Pasternack03.30.17 | 6:00 am

If you’ve been to the DMV to have your driver’s license photo taken, there’s a good chance your face is in a little-known group of databases that functions like a digital police lineup. Except, in this case, you needn’t even be suspected of a crime, and soon the searching could take place virtually anywhere, anytime. It’s just one example of the exploding use of facial recognition technology in law enforcement, and it’s raising major concerns among U.S. lawmakers and privacy advocates. “I’m frankly appalled,” Representative Paul Mitchell, a Republican from Michigan, told Kimberly Del Greco, the FBI’s deputy assistant director of criminal justice, during a House oversight committee hearing last week. “I wasn’t informed when my driver’s license was renewed my photograph was going to be in a repository that could be searched by law enforcement across the country.” Watch the exchange between Rep. Mitchell, the FBI’s Kimberly Del Greco, and Alvaro Bedoya of Georgetown’s Law Center Mitchell’s face and those of more than 125 million Americans—more than half of the country’s adult population—are thought to be stored in a vast network of databases used by local and federal law enforcement to scan photos and videos of individuals. Many of these faces, which can be searched without reasonable suspicion, belong to people who have never been charged with a crime and have no idea they are being searched. Yet there are few guidelines or legal rulings that govern exactly how face recognition, like a number of other new technologies, should be used by police. In a report last May on the FBI’s system, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found the FBI had “not fully adhered to privacy laws and policies and had not taken sufficient action to help ensure accuracy of its face recognition technology.” In response to the report, which urged the FBI to conduct regular audits of the system, “the Department of Justice and the FBI disagreed with three recommendations and had taken some actions to address the remainder, but had not fully implemented them,” the GAO said. “No federal law controls this technology, no court decision limits it,” said Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology, and the coauthor of “The Perpetual Lineup,” a report on the FBI and state face recognition databases. “This technology is not under control.” While a few attempts to set limits are inching slowly through state legislatures, the technology is racing ahead. Advancements in machine vision and artificial intelligence are widening the scope of the lineup too: Via body-worn police cameras, which are rapidly proliferating, face searches could happen up-close, at street level and in real-time—anticipating a future in which anonymity in certain public places could disappear. It’s this pairing of technologies in particular—the ability to scan and identify faces on the street—that is the “most concerning” from a privacy and First Amendment perspective, said Jason Chaffetz, Republican representative from Utah and chairman of the House Oversight committee. A 2014 Justice Dept. report also highlighted the combination, warning that using body cameras with “facial recognition systems and other new technologies like live feed and auto recording . . . may pose serious risks to public privacy.” In the legal vacuum surrounding their use, agencies exploring these technologies should “proceed very cautiously,” the report said. “Imagine the world where the cops are going down the street and they’ve got Google Glass on and their body cameras are recognizing people,” says Barry Friedman, the director of the Policing Project at New York University School of Law. “And it’s not just recognizing them, but they’re getting their security scores at the same time, and people are getting colored based on how dangerous the algorithms think they are. That’s one scary world.” Already law enforcement is pairing real-time face recognition software with footage from surveillance cameras, and police officers around the country are using face recognition apps on mobile phones to more quickly identify suspects they stop on the street. In New York, it emerged this week that police are beginning to acquire face recognition technology to scan the faces of all drivers commuting between the five boroughs. Questions Over Legality And Accuracy Of immediate concern to Congress was the legality of the FBI’s system. With the FBI’s Del Greco in the hot seat, a number of committee members asked why the agency hadn’t published a privacy report of its face recognition system until 2015, years after it first deployed the technology in public, in 2010. Had anyone at the FBI been reprimanded for the delay? Rep. Mitchell asked. “I have no knowledge,” Del Greco said. “There are days ignorance is bliss,” he fired back. Del Greco said the FBI had advised its privacy attorney internally throughout the roll-out of the system. “We don’t believe you,” Chaffetz said, “and you’re supposed to make it public.” He also alleged that the FBI “went out of its way” to exempt its facial recognition database from the Privacy Act. “So here’s the problem,” said Chaffetz. “You’re required by law to put out a privacy statement and you didn’t and now we’re supposed to trust you with hundreds of millions of people’s faces.” Del Greco defended the agency’s use of what she referred to as “face services,” saying it had “enhanced the ability to solve crime,” emphasized that privacy was of utmost importance at the FBI, and said that the system was not used to positively identify suspects, but to generate “investigative leads.” In one recent positive outcome for the technology, Charles Hollin, an alleged child molester, was caught after spending 18 years as a fugitive, thanks to a database that contained his passport photo. Currently, 18 U.S. states let the FBI use face-recognition technology to compare suspected criminals to their driver’s license or other ID photos. These, in addition to criminal and civil mug shots, and photos from the U.S. State Department’s passport and visa records, are part of a set of databases used by the FBI and police across the country. Over the past decade and a half, 29 states have allowed police agencies and the FBI to search their repositories of drivers’ faces during investigations. “I have zero confidence in the FBI and the [Justice Department], frankly, to keep this in check,” Rep. Stephen Lynch, a Democrat from Massachusetts, said. After the hearing, Bedoya, a former chief counsel for Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota, noted that the discussion had inspired a rare moment of bipartisan agreement. “The opposition to the use of driver’s licenses was remarkably strong and remarkably uniform across party lines,” he said. “In my five years as a Senate staffer, I never saw anything like it on a similar privacy issue.” In some ways, the FBI’s approach to face recognition resembles how police traditionally try to match fingerprints at a crime scene to those of criminals. In this case, however, the “prints” include the faces of millions of innocent people, often collected and scanned without their knowledge, according to the analysis by Bedoya and his colleagues. It estimated that around 80% of the faces searchable by the FBI belong to individuals who have never been charged with a crime. In under half a decade, they found, the FBI searched drivers’ faces more than 36,000 times, without warrants, audits, or regular accuracy tests. In Florida, police are encouraged to use face recognition “whenever practical.” (Individually, dozens of states also use face recognition to crack down on fraudsters applying for duplicate driver’s licenses, for instance.) To access the FBI’s networked databases of faces, an authorized, participating police agency need only show that its search is for “law enforcement purposes,” said Del Greco of the FBI. Those criteria are determined by individual states, she noted. Imagine going to the DMV to renew your license, Bedoya wrote in a recent op-ed in the Washington Post. “What if you—and most other teens in the United States—were then asked to submit your fingerprints for criminal investigations by the FBI or state police?” In scope, he argues, the face-matching system resembles the National Security Agency’s call-records program, which logged the metadata of all Americans’ phone calls. “This has never happened before—not with DNA or fingerprints, which are kept in smaller national networks made up mostly of known or suspected criminals. Yet law-enforcement face-recognition systems have received a fraction of the NSA’s oversight.” The possibility of misidentification and false positives is also worrisome, especially because the FBI has not been keeping track of such failures. “It doesn’t know how often the system incorrectly identifies the wrong subject,” explained the GAO’s Diana Maurer. “Innocent people could bear the burden of being falsely accused, including the implication of having federal investigators turn up at their home or business.” More worrisome, research shows that facial recognition appears to disproportionately impact minority communities. A report that was co-written by the FBI in 2012 found that the technology exhibited a higher number of failure rates with darker faces, a function of the kinds of data that humans input as they train the algorithms. “If you are black, you are more likely to be subjected to this technology, and the technology is more likely to be wrong,” said Elijah Cummings, a congressman for Maryland. “That’s one hell of a combination. Just let that sink in.” The FBI, like other law enforcement agencies, has argued that the algorithms are race-blind, and reiterates that face searches are only used as “investigatory” leads. “This response is very troubling,” Cummings noted. “Rather than conducting testing that would show whether or not these concerns have merit, the FBI chooses to ignore growing evidence that the technology has a disproportionate impact on African Americans.” Friedman notes that racial concerns aren’t exclusive to face recognition. “A lot of these technologies, just because of how they’re deployed, come with racialized aspects. If you’re using license plate readers in more heavily policed neighborhoods, you’re picking up more data in those neighborhoods. That’s something we need to be very aware of and thoughtful about.” Related Story: Police Body Cameras Will Do More Than Just Record You CHILLING EFFECTS A plethora of private companies already have your face in all of its biometric glory, provided it’s ever been uploaded to the servers of firms like Apple, Google, and Facebook. As these companies pile millions into AI research—in part, to better find you and objects in photos—a number of startups are also racing to automatically analyze the world’s video. One startup, Kairos, aims to let Hollywood and ad agencies study audiences’ emotional responses and help theme park visitors more easily find and purchase photos of themselves. Another, Matroid, launched this week by researchers at Stanford, focuses on analyzing television appearances and scanning surveillance video. “Google can give you pictures of cats, but not cat with grandpa or cat with grandpa and Christmas tree or with your son,” Pete Sonsini, a general partner at New Enterprise Associates, which is funding Matroid to an unspecified tune, told Bloomberg. “It’s really powerful for any human to be able to create a detector that can identify any image or set of images or face from their dataset.” Banks are using biometric technology to provide better personal verification, eventually allowing people to pay with their face. Airlines are imagining using biometrics to let passengers board an airline without a paper ticket. At a conference this week in Orlando, NEC, the Japanese company whose facial recognition algorithms are considered the most accurate by the Dept. of Homeland Security, released new features for its software suite which include a “virtual receptionist” and a system by which “age/gender recognition can trigger tailored advertisements/greetings and can trigger notifications to sales personnel for immediate follow-up and interaction,” said a press release. Another app, installed on a hotel’s cameras, would notify hotel receptionist and concierge services when a VIP or high value customer arrives at any of the building’s entrances. “This will allow them to receive them in person, greet them by their name, and provide them a better service. Also this can be used to identify any staff that were terminated when they enter the property and take appropriate action.” At Beijing’s Temple of Heaven Park, meanwhile, biometrics are already being used to ration toilet paper, CNN reported last week: “The facial recognition program keeps the dispenser from offering another round to the same person; if you need more, you reportedly need to sit tight—literally—for nine minutes.” Still, the most profitable applications for biometrics lie in the fast-growing law enforcement and public safety sector. Industry executives and police experts say that the next stage of the technology—automatically scanning public places for faces and objects in real time—could help more quickly find armed and dangerous or missing persons, identify critical moments amid torrents of body and dash cam footage, or even perhaps identify biased policing. In many communities, automatic license plate readers—brick-sized cameras mounted on the back of patrol cars—already do something similar with cars, archiving and cross-referencing every license plate they pass in real time to check for outstanding warrants or traffic violations. These are also the most worrisome applications, privacy advocates say, given the general secrecy that surrounds them, the few restrictions on their use, and the ability to track individuals. Pairing face-matching algorithms with body cameras, said Bedoya, “will redefine the nature of public spaces.” Even the mere prospect of the technology could have a chilling effect on people’s First Amendment rights, privacy advocates warn. In some cities, police are restricted from filming at protests and demonstrations—unless a crime is thought to be in progress—for this reason. Other police departments, however, have routinely filmed protesters: In New York, for instance, the NYPD sent video teams to record Occupy and Black Lives Matter protests hundreds of times, and apparently without proper authorization, agency documents released this week show. “Will you attend a protest if you know the government can secretly scan your face and identify you—as police in Baltimore did during the Freddie Gray protests?” Bedoya writes. “Do you have the right to walk down your street without having your face scanned? If you don’t, will you lead your life in the same way? Will you go to a psychiatrist? A marriage counselor? An Alcoholics Anonymous meeting?” Rep. Chaffetz appeared to support one controversial application of face recognition: using it to find undocumented immigrants. The Dept. of Homeland Security stores the faces of every visitor in its own database, and is determined to better track those who overstay their visas; in 2015, the agency estimated 500,000 overstays. “I think it is absolutely a concern that face recognition would be used to facilitate deportations,” Rachel Levinson-Waldman, senior counsel to the Brennan Center’s National Security Program at New York University School of Law, told The Intercept‘s Ava Kofman. “We’re seeing how this administration is ramping up these deportation efforts. They’re looking much more widely.” Generally, however, Chaffetz urged firmer limits. The technology “can also be used by bad actors to harass or stalk individuals,” he said. “It can be used in a way that chills free speech and free association by targeting people attending certain political meetings, protests, churches, or other types of places in the public.” “And then having a system, with a network of cameras, where you go out in public, that too can be collected. And then used in the wrong hands, nefarious hands… it does scare me. Are you aware of any other country that does this? Anybody on this panel? Anybody else doing this?” Neither Del Greco nor other members of the panel responded. Jennifer Lynch, a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, noted that “we don’t yet appear to be at point where face recognition is being used broadly to monitor the public.” But, she said, “it is important to place meaningful checks on government use of face recognition now before we reach a point of no return.” Real-time face recognition is coming to law enforcement; the question is how the technology itself will be policed, and what role the public will have in dictating its use. “If we’re going there, then we better be going there together,” said Friedman, of the Policing Project. “Did we all discuss this and agree to this?” To improve the use of face recognition, Bedoya and other privacy advocates urge well-defined limits. The FBI should only access mugshot databases with reasonable suspicion of a crime, and, if it’s a forensic use—a face recognition scan on surveillance footage, for instance, as opposed to a police officer photographing a person he has stopped—the technology should only be used in cases of felonies. For databases containing drivers license photos, Bedoya says law enforcement should have express consent from state legislatures, and only search those databases when they have probable cause to implicate the subject for a serious offense, like the kind required for a wiretap. The FBI should also regularly scrub its databases to remove innocent people, be more transparent about how it uses the technology, and, as the GAO recommended, conduct audits to ensure the software meets privacy and accuracy requirements. Policing veterans have also expressed discomfort with the use of the technology. In December, a guide to body cameras published by the Constitution Project, a nonpartisan think tank, and co-authored by a handful of retired police officials, warned that the privacy risks of video “tagging” technologies were “immense” because they “have the potential to end anonymity, catalog every person at a sensitive location or event, and even facilitate pervasive location tracking of an individual over a prolonged period of time.” In an interview about the future of body cameras, Bill Schrier, the former chief information officer at the Seattle Police Department and a 30-year veteran of government technology, told me that “most reasonable people don’t want potentially dangerous felons or sex offenders walking around in public and would, I think, support such use” of real-time face recognizing body cameras in those cases. But used to catch people wanted for “misdemeanors such as unpaid traffic tickets or pot smoking,” real-time face recognition could be dangerous. That, he said, could “seriously undermine faith in government, and start us down the road to a police state.” 

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These 10 companies control everything you buy

Kate Taylor, Business Insider Tuesday 4 April 2017 17:03 BST

Only 10 companies control almost every large food and beverage brand in the world. These companies — Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg's, Mars, Associated British Foods, and Mondelez — each employ thousands and make billions of dollars in revenue every year. In an effort to push these companies to make positive changes — and for customers to realize who controls the brands they're buying — Oxfam created a mind-boggling infographic that shows how interconnected consumer brands really are. Here's a further breakdown of the companies that own the brands and products we use every day: Kellogg's (Getty) 2016 revenue: $13 billion Forget Froot Loops and Frosted Flakes — Kellogg's also owns noncereal brands including Eggo, Pringles, and Cheez-It. Associated British Foods 2016 revenue: $16.8 billion This British company owns brands such as Dorset Cereals and Twinings tea, as well as the retailer Primark. General Mills 2016 revenue: $16.6 billion General Mills is best known for cereals like Cheerios and Chex, but it also owns brands like Yoplait, Hamburger Helper, Haagen-Dazs, and Betty Crocker. Danone 2016 revenue: $23.7 billion Best known for yogurts like Activa, Yocrunch, and Oikos, Danone also sells medical nutrition products and bottled water. Mondelez 2016 revenue: $25.9 billion This snack-centric company's brands include Oreo, Trident gum, and Sour Patch Kids. Mars 2016 revenue: $35 billion Mars is best known for its chocolate brands, such as M&M, but it also owns Uncle Ben's rice, Starburst, and Orbit gum. Coca-Cola 2016 revenue: $41.9 billion Coca-Cola is moving beyond soda, with beverage brands including Dasani, Fuze, and Honest Tea. Unilever 2016 revenue: $48.3 billion Unilever's diverse list of brands includes Axe body spray, Lipton tea, Magnum ice cream, and Hellmann's mayonnaise. PepsiCo (Getty) 2016 revenue: $62.8 billion In addition to Pepsi and other sodas, PepsiCo also owns brands such as Quaker Oatmeal, Cheetos, and Tropicana. Nestlé 2016 revenue: $90.2 billion Brands you may not have known that Nestlé owns include Gerber baby food, Perrier, DiGiorno, and Hot Pockets — plus, of course, candy brands including Butterfinger and KitKat. 

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Neonic pesticides detected in US drinking water for the first time

By Strange Sounds - Apr 6, 2017

You really think you drink clean water in the US? Small traces of the world’s most widely used insecticides have been detected in US tap water for the first time.

Samples taken by scientists in the US state of Iowa showed that levels of neonicotinoid chemicals remained constant despite treatment. After chemicals from fracking, scientists have identified neonic insecticides in US drinking water. Scientists say they cannot draw any conclusions relating to human health but argue that further study is needed. Rapid uptake of neonicotinoids The use of neonicotinoids has increased rapidly since their introduction in the early 1990s. These systemic chemicals were seen as an advance because they are usually applied as a seed coating and are lethal to insects but not to other species. In the US, sales of seeds pre-treated with neonics tripled from 2004 to 2014. Environmental impacts of neonicotinoids However concerns over their environmental impacts have also grown and they have been consistently associated with causing harm to bees. So great has the worry been, that there has been a moratorium on their use on flowering crops in the European Union since 2013. A study in 2015 from the US Geological Survey (USGS) found that neonics were widespread in water samples collected from 48 different rivers and streams in the US. New study on drinking water This new study from the USGS and the University of Iowa, looked at tap water that was treated in two different filtration systems. Samples from the University of Iowa treatment plant barely removed any of the three main neonic chemicals, clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. Water taken from the Iowa city treatment facility removed 100%, 94% and 85% respectively, of these substances. “These are very low levels, these are nanograms per litre which means parts per trillion, a very low concentration. But at the same time there are concerns about what those low levels might do from an exposure standpoint.” said Prof Gregory LeFevre, one of the authors from the University of Iowa. In the US, the Environmental Protection Agency regulates contaminants in water but as of now, neonics are not considered a threat. One of the issues of concern is not the direct exposure of humans to neonics in water, but how the insecticides might be transformed by the filtration process into other substances that pose a greater threat. How to get rid of neonics? The study presents evidence that the presence of neonics in drinking water can be essentially negated if activated carbon filtration systems are used, which is relatively economical compared to other technologies that are energy expensive. Given the scale of research looking at the impacts of neonics on bees and other creatures, it is important that further studies are carried out on drinking water to work out the levels of exposure around the world. 

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Upgrading humans into GODS will be the next 'billion dollar industry' expert claims

Expert said today's humans will become obsolete within the next 60 years

Humans will transform themselves into 'gods' with technology upgrades

But because the technology will be expensive, not everyone will be able to do so

Will cause a divide with old racists idiologies, but the differences are engineered

By Stacy Liberatore For and Cheyenne Macdonald For Published: 19:03 EDT, 3 April 2017 | Updated: 19:05 EDT, 3 April 2017

The next billion dollar industry will not be a service or product – it will be upgrading humans, an expert has revealed. It has been suggested that humans will have access to technology that will allow them to 'upgrade themselves into gods'. Bestselling author Yuval Noah Harari has also warned that because not everyone will be able to experience the upgrade, due to costs, there will be a divide that could spark ‘old racist ideologies’ - but this time, differences will be ‘engineered and manufactured’. ‘The greatest industry of the 21st century will probably be to upgrade human beings,’ Harari, who explores bleak future of humanity and ‘the rise of the useless class’ in his novel Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, told Jeremy Olshan with MarketWatch. Humans have been running on the same hardware and software for some 200,000 years, leaving us to be the ultimate project - and that is where Harari's prediction comes into play. ‘When we think about the future we generally think about a world in which people who are identical to us in every important way enjoy better technology: laser guns, intelligent robots, and spaceships that travel at the speed of light,’ Harari shared on his website. ‘Yet the revolutionary potential of future technologies is to change Homo sapiens itself, including our bodies and our minds, and not merely our vehicles and weapons.’ ‘The most amazing thing about the future won’t be the spaceships, but the beings flying them.’ THE RICH WILL BECOME 'GOD-LIKE CYBORGS,' HISTORIAN PREDICTS Last year Harari argued that the world will experience a radical shift in the next 200 years. Using biotechnology and genetic engineering, Professor Harari claimed the wealthy will transform into a new type of divine, immortal human with complete power over life and death. He argued that the rich are set to become God-like cyborgs in what could be the 'biggest evolution in biology' since life emerged. During a recent speech at the Hay Literary Festival in Wales, Professor Harari said, 'We are programmed to be dissatisfied,' The Telegraph reported. 'Even when humans gain pleasure and achievements it is not enough. They want more and more. 'I think it is likely in the next 200 years or so homo sapiens will upgrade themselves into some idea of a divine being, either through biological manipulation or genetic engineering of by the creation of cyborgs, part organic part non-organic. The technology to do this, however, will be restricted to the very wealthy, claims Professor Harari. Up until now, he says society has been held together by inventing 'fictions', such as religion, money and the idea of fundamental human rights. As long as humans believed they relied more and more on these gods they were controllable, he said 'But what we see in the last few centuries is humans becoming more powerful and they no longer need the crutches of the Gods.' ‘Humans are going to upgrade themselves into gods.' ‘That is, humans will acquire abilities that in the past were considered divine, such as eternal youth, mind reading, and the ability to engineer life.’ And although these ideas may sound far fetched or something from a science fiction film, tech giants of the world are already working towards making it a reality. Google has a division that focuses solely ‘overcoming death’, Harari noted. But, just because an upgrade boom is predicted, it doesn't mean everyone will experience it. Just as advancing from a flip phone to an iPhone was costly, so will becoming a more advanced being. The improvements are believed to ‘lead to greater income inequality than ever before,’ Harari said. And the economic inequality could actually be deemed biological inequality. The divide may also bring back old world racists ideologists, but instead of it being because of biological reasons, it will be for things that have been engineered or manufactured. Harari also believes that the advances beings will have less things to do during the day, as a majority of the tasks will be done by robots and artificial intelligence – leaving them to play computer games and spend their lives immersed in virtual reality. In addition to human beings upgrading, Harari also foresees a world where humankind may become 'eternally useless' due to the increasing capabilities of AI. The historian and lecturer at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem likens the fate of humans to that of the doomed protagonist in the fable of the boy who cried wolf, according to The Guardian. While humans have long predicted that machines will take over much of our society, many such forecasts have not yet come true. But in the end, like the wolf, Harari says AI will finally come to achieve what many have feared. The resulting shift could leave humans both jobless and aimless, The Guardian explains. ‘As the self-made gods of planet earth, which projects should we undertake, and how will we protect this fragile planet and humankind itself from our own destructive powers?’ Homo Deus questions. These ‘destructive powers’ have already begun to take hold, according to Harari. AI have begun to outperform humans in many areas, and there’s no guarantee we will be able to keep up as this continues. ‘Children alive today will face the consequences,’ Harari told The Guardian. ‘Most of what people learn in school or in college will probably be irrelevant by the time they are 40 or 50. ‘If they want to continue to have a job, and to understand the world, and be relevant to what is happening, people will have to reinvent themselves again and again and faster and faster.’ As humans become functionally ‘useless’ in comparison, we may no longer have value in the eyes of political and economic systems. This could in turn result in humans losing their sense of purpose. In a post-work world, human emotions may be controlled by drugs and virtual reality rather than real-life experiences, The Guardian explains. To prevent this dreary outcome, the author suggests humans take the issue very seriously. Rather than leaving the fate of AI solely to the discussions of scientists, Harari tells The Guardian it should become a part of the political agenda as well, to broaden the vision of what could happen and help to ‘decide the future course of humankind.’

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The robot sex experiment that let machines EVOLVE by passing 'genetic material' across several generations

Robots in the study were given two task: light gathering and obstacle avoidance

Randomized mating algorithm allowed them to swap material from ‘gene pool’

The researchers also took developmental factors into account for the first time

By Cheyenne Macdonald For Published: 16:46 EDT, 5 April 2017 | Updated: 17:18 EDT, 5 April 2017

A series of experiments has pitted robots against each other in different tasks to assess their evolving fitness across 10 generations, as they swapped genetic material in a process similar to mating. The study shows for the first time that developmental factors play a role in the evolution of physically embodied robots just as they do in biological systems, according to the researchers. The work taps into Darwinian evolutionary principles, and marks an important step forward in understanding how the interplay between evolution and development contributes to these systems. In the study, researchers from Vassar College expanded on efforts in evolutionary robots to include epigenetic factors for the first time. This addresses the events in an organism’s lifetime that influence epigenetic changes. The robots in the study were given two tasks: light gathering and obstacle avoidance. And, the researchers used a randomized mating algorithm to allow them to swap genetic material from the collective ‘gene pool.’ These genes were made up of binary code, which allowed for different possible wirings of the robots’ hardware. As the robots ‘reproduced’ across 10 generations, the physical expression of the genome changed by altering their wiring according to the new genetic setup. The researchers measured the robots’ fitness by their performance, and compared this with simulations. While evolutionary robotics has been around for some time, the researchers say this is the first time epigenetic factors have been considered. ‘For roboticists, the evo-devo [evolution and development] challenge is to create physically embodied systems that incorporate the three scales of time and the processes inherent in each: behaviour, development, and evolution,’ said Jake Brawer and Aaron Hill. ‘Because of the complexity of building and evolving physical robots, this is a daunting challenge in the quest for the “evolution of things.” ‘As an initial step toward this goal, in this paper we create a physically embodied system that allows us to examine systematically how developmental and evolutionary processes interact.’ The setup allowed even low-fitness robots to remain in the gene pool and reproduce, and the experiment continued until all lost mobility. While the robots didn’t necessarily evolve greater light capturing skills, the researchers found that the population with an epigenetic factor did evolve differently than those which did not take development into account. ‘It is important to note that our goal was not to show adaptive evolution per se but rather to test the hypothesis that epigenetic factors can alter the evolutionary dynamics of a population of physically embodied robots,’ the researchers said. ‘The results do indeed suggest demonstrate the broad importance of including Eos in investigations of evolvability. ‘To our knowledge, our work represents the first physically embodied epigenetic factors to be used in the evolution of physically embodied robots.’ THE ROBOTS THAT 'PROCREATE' In the Robot Baby Project at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, scientists have developed a way for robots to have 'sex' and pass on their DNA to offspring. Robots are put into an arena where they live, work, and reproduce. The researchers motivate them to move toward a red light, where they can communicate and even mate. Once they've evaluated each other and decide to reproduce, the robots send their genomes through the Wi-Fi network. A sexual reproduction mechanism then creates the genome for the offspring, randomly combining the features from the parents, including software (the brain) and hardware. The code is then sent to a 3D printer to create the new parts. Through this process, the researchers say robots can autonomously 'develop their bodies through evolution,' making for successive generations that have more advanced physical and behavioural capabilities.

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The Great Inception Part 11: The Mystery of Inanna, Patron Goddess of Nimrod

April 4, 2017 by Derek Gilbert

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the eleventh part in a new online series based on a SPECIAL SKYWATCH TV INVESTIGATIVE REPORT airing now on network television and our ROKU and YouTube channels. This series and the programs center on two groundbreaking books (to be released April 7) — Reversing Hermon by Dr. Michael S. Heiser and The Great Inception by SkyWatch TV host Derek P. Gilbert. These reports and entries unveil what most in the modern Church have never heard regarding how the story of the sin of the Watchers in 1 Enoch was central to the mission of Jesus, the messiah, as well as Biblical facts hidden behind the stories of the old gods, the Titans, and the role they played AND WILL PLAY in the lead up to Armageddon, imperative supra-classified details altogether forgotten by modern religious institutions. Nimrod was second generation after the flood. His father was Cush, son of Ham, son of Noah. In Sumerian history, the second king of Uruk after the flood was named Enmerkar, son of Mesh-ki-ang-gasher. Enmerkar is also a compound word. The prefix en means “lord” and the suffix kar is Sumerian for “hunter”. So Enmerkar was Enmer the Hunter. Sound familiar? Cush fathered Nimrod; he was the first on earth to be a mighty man. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord. Therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the Lord.” Genesis 10:8-9 (ESV), emphasis added The Hebrews, doing what they loved to do with language, transformed Enmer—the consonants N-M-R (remember, no vowels in ancient Hebrew)—into Nimrod, which makes it sound like marad, the Hebrew word for “rebel”. Now, get this: An epic poem from about 2000 B.C. called Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta preserves the basic details of the Tower of Babel story. We don’t know exactly where Aratta was, but guesses range from northern Iran to Armenia. (Which would be interesting. Not only is Armenia located near the center of an ancient kingdom called Urartu, which may be a cognate for Aratta, it’s where Noah landed his boat—the mountains of Ararat. So it’s possible Nimrod/Enmerkar was trying to intimidate the people—his cousins, basically—who settled near where his great-grandfather landed the ark. But we just don’t know.) Wherever it was, Enmerkar muscled this neighboring kingdom to compel them to send building materials for a couple of projects near and dear to his heart. Some background: The poem refers to Enmerkar’s capital city Uruk as the “great mountain”. This is intriguing, since Uruk, like most of Sumer, sits in an alluvial plain where there are precisely no mountains whatsoever. Uruk was home to two of the chief gods of the Sumerian pantheon, Anu, the sky god, and Inanna, his granddaughter, the goddess of war and sex. (And by sex, we mean the carnal, extramarital kind.) While Anu was pretty much retired (like the later Canaanite god El), having handed over his duties as head of the pantheon to Enlil, Inanna played a very active role in Sumerian society. For example, scholars have translated ritual texts for innkeepers to pray to Innana, asking her to guarantee that their bordellos turn a profit. Apparently, part of the problem between Enmerkar and the king of Aratta, whose name, we learn from a separate epic, was Ensuhkeshdanna, was a dispute over who was Inanna’s favorite. One of the building projects Enmerkar wanted to tackle was a magnificent temple to Inanna, the E-ana (“House of Heaven”). He wanted Aratta to supply the raw materials. Apparently, this wasn’t only because there isn’t much in the way of timber, jewels, or precious metal in the plains of Sumer, but because Enmerkar wanted the lord of Aratta to submit and acknowledge that he was Inanna’s chosen one. And so Enmerkar prayed to Inanna: “My sister, let Aratta fashion gold and silver skillfully on my behalf for Unug (Uruk). Let them cut the flawless lapis lazuli from the blocks, let them …… the translucence of the flawless lapis lazuli ……. …… build a holy mountain in Unug. Let Aratta build a temple brought down from heaven — your place of worship, the Shrine E-ana; let Aratta skillfully fashion the interior of the holy jipar, your abode; may I, the radiant youth, may I be embraced there by you. Let Aratta submit beneath the yoke for Unug on my behalf.”[i] Notice that Inanna’s temple was, like Uruk, compared to a holy mountain. And given the type of goddess Inanna was, the embrace Enmerkar wanted was more than just—ahem—a figure of speech. To be honest, some of the messages between Enmerkar and Ensuhkeshdanna about Inanna were the kind of locker room talk that got Donald Trump into trouble during the 2016 presidential campaign. But I digress. Well… no. Let’s continue with the digression for a minute. We should stop for a brief look at Inanna’s role in human history. The goddess has been known by many names through the ages: Inanna in Sumer, Ishtar in Babylon, Astarte in Canaan, Atargatis in Syria, Aphrodite in Greece, and Venus across the Roman world. Let’s just say the image we were taught of Aphrodite/Venus in high school mythology class was way off. Since we’d like to keep this a family-friendly book, we won’t dig too deeply into the history and characteristics of Inanna. Scholars don’t completely agree on the details, anyway. But it’s safe to say Inanna wasn’t a girl you’d bring home to meet your mother. In fact, she wasn’t always a girl, period. You see, while Inanna was definitely the goddess with the mostest when it came to sex appeal, she was also androgynous. She was sometimes shown with masculine features like a beard. On one tablet (although from much later, in the first millennium B.C., almost three thousand years after Nimrod), Inanna says, “When I sit in the alehouse, I am a woman, and I am an exuberant young man.”[ii] Her cult followers included eunuchs and transvestites, and she was apparently the first in history to make a practice of sex reassignment: She [changes] the right side (male) into the left side (female), She [changes] the left side into the right side, She [turns] a man into a woman, She [turns] a woman into a man She ador[ns] a man as a woman, She ador[ns] a woman as a man.[iii] It’s wonderfully ironic. The 21st century progressive ideal of gender fluidity was personified more than five thousand years ago by the Sumerian goddess Inanna, a woman who craved sex and fighting as much (or more) than men, taking on all comers in love and war, and better than men at both. Her personality is celebrated by modern scholars as complex and courageous, transcending traditional gender roles, turning Inanna into an icon of independent man/woman/other-hood. There is an ongoing debate among scholars as to whether the priesthood of Inanna was involved in ritual sex. The concept of divine marriage was common in ancient Mesopotamia, but generally the participants were a god and his consort. It appears that the rituals were intended to please the god so he’d be receptive to the requests from a city or kingdom under his protection. However, as a harimtu, which might mean “temple prostitute” or may simply refer to a single woman, Inanna herself participated in the rite with a king. And since she was the dominant partner in the ritual coupling, gender roles might not have been as clearly defined as we would assume. From a Christian perspective, however, Inanna isn’t complex at all. She’s a bad Hollywood screenwriter’s idea of a 15-year-old boy’s fantasy woman. Inanna is selfish, ruled by her passions, and destructive when she doesn’t get her way. The Sumerian hero Gilgamesh, who ruled Uruk two generations after Enmerkar, is remembered partly for rejecting Inanna. As he pointed out in the story, every one of the men in her life suffered horrible consequences—for example, Dumuzi the Shepherd, who ruled as a king in Bad-Tibara, the second city in Sumer to exercise kingship after Eridu. In the myth, even though Inanna married Dumuzi, she was happy to throw him under the bus when demons tried to drag her younger son, Lulal (Bad-Tibara’s patron god), down to the netherworld. At Inanna’s urging, the demons spared Lulal and took Dumuzi instead. Dumuzi’s sister pleaded for him, so Inanna agreed to allow her to take his place for half the year, thus making Dumuzi the first of many “dying and rising gods” in the ancient Near East. More than two thousand years later, one of the abominations God showed the prophet Ezekiel was women at the entrance of the north gate of the Temple weeping for Dumuzi, called Tammuz in the Bible. Well, for his impudence at daring to remind Inanna about the fate of Dumuzi, and the other poor shlubs who’d succumbed to the charms of the wild goddess, she flew up to heaven in a rage and demanded that her father, the sky god Anu, unleash the Bull of Heaven on Gilgamesh. That didn’t go well for the Bull of Heaven, but sadly for Gilgamesh, his best friend Enkidu was killed by the gods as punishment for spoiling Inanna’s revenge. We shared all of that with you to make a point: This is the deity Enmerkar/Nimrod wanted to make the patron goddess of his city, Uruk! (Replacing her father Anu, ironically.) Could it be that veneration of the violent, sex-crazed, gender-bending Inanna was responsible for Yahweh’s decision to stop Nimrod’s artificial holy mountain? Well… no. Probably not. Inanna has enjoyed a very long run near the top of the Most Popular Deities list. And why not? Selling humans on the concept of sex as worship is easy. Looking at the values of our modern society, it’s no stretch to say that Inanna is the spirit of the age. Gender fluidity is the flavor of the month among progressives in the West. The values of Inanna—immediate gratification and sex with whoever, whenever—are considered more open-minded, tolerant, and loving than the virtues of chastity, fidelity, and faithfulness introduced by Yahweh long after Inanna was first worshiped as the Queen of Heaven. Ironically, this means that so-called progressive ideas about gender and sexual morality are actually regressive! The enlightened think they’re cutting edge, breaking new ground and smashing old paradigms, when in fact they’re just setting the calendar back to more than a thousand years before Abraham. If Yahweh had genuinely intervened to put a stop to the cult of Inanna, she would be long forgotten, like Enki. And Miley Cyrus would be a freak, not a culture hero. No, the transgression of Nimrod was much more serious. Besides building a fabulous temple for the goddess of prostitutes, he also wanted to expand and upgrade the home of the god Enki, the abzu—the abyss. For more on that story, see Part 4 of this series, Babel, the Abyss, and the Gate of the Gods. 

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etc darkness is only going to continue to grow darker, the turmoil and the disaster in the world is only going to continue to get worse and every week you see how my word is being fulfilled even more so, saith the Lord. etc

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False Flag Chemical Weapons Attack Pushes WWlll, While Global Geoengineering Omnicide Continues

April 5, 2017 Dane Wigington

The US government and the western power structure as a whole is completely out of control. Though there is no denying the corruption and criminality that is rampant in other countries like China and Russia, the most dangerous desperate behavior being displayed by a global power center is that of the US / NATO / Trump administration, and the military industrial complex they all stand for. The US / NATO military industrial complex wants total global hegemonic power and will stop at nothing in the attempt to achieve it. The latest desired excuse to ramp up US / NATO military aggression in the Middle East has now been conveniently provided, but what really happened? And why? Do Americans even remember the earlier false flag chemical weapons attack that was staged in Syria, just as the UN weapons inspectors arrived in Syria? Does any rational person believe the Syrians would invite the UN inspectors to their country (after giving up all their chemical weapons willingly) and then launch a chemical weapons attack (with chemical weapons they did not even have) just in time for the UN inspectors to witness it? Really? The 7 minute video below is very important and informative report of the latest chemical weapons attack false flag launched by western powers that are desperate to trigger global conflict. What does Google show when you search "Trump / Syria chemical weapons attack"? The Google search results show only the criminally corrupt mainstream media official military industrial complex narrative. That is what the criminal corporate media are paid to do. Some of the "official narrative" headlines from Google are below. Trump says 'heinous' chemical weapons strike in Syria 'cannot be tolerated' Blaming Assad, Trump says Syria attack 'cannot be tolerated' Trump blames Assad and Obama for chemical attack in Syria The 2 minute video below is yet another glaring example of power structure controlled corporate media pumping out the scripted false narrative of the military industrial complex. This CNN carefully crafted propaganda report is shockingly transparent in regard to its attempt to create public support for continued US military intervention / aggression. The US mainstream media is a criminal collaborator and contributor to the totally tyrannical and completely out of control military industrial complex. Their lies also include deceptions of total omission. What else is happening in Syria (and all over the world) that mainstream media has never said a word about? An incomprehensibly massive and unimaginably destructive global climate engineering/weather warfare assault that must also be considered biological warfare due to the highly toxic fallout from these programs. Chemical weapons false flag attacks are not the only toxic activity being carried out in Syria by those in power. The photo below of the skies over Hama, Syria, was taken on the same day as the false flag chemical attack, April 4th, 2017. The next group of startling photos were also recently taken in the skies over Syria. Available evidence clearly indicates that the US / NATO military industrial complex pushing for WWlll. Due to accelerating biosphere implosion and waning global resources, it seems the power structure feels that creating global conflict and chaos is their last available option. In the meantime, every single human being on the planet (and the entire web of life) is being subjected to the highly toxic fallout from ongoing illegal global climate engineering / intervention programs (which must also be considered a form of biological / chemical warfare). All of us are facing what must be considered a fight for life. Whether or not we accept this or believe it is irrelevant, the front-line facts speak for themselves. All of us are desperately needed in the fight for the greater good. Investigate, participate, make your voice heard. DW 

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The Battle Of The Ages Has Begun - The Nature Of This War Is Supernaturally Evil - What Will The Righteous Do?

Shadow Government Ramping Up Efforts To Get Trump Into WW3

April 6, 2017 By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die

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With America possibly closing in upon a nuclear war with Russia that could lead to the deaths of hundreds of millions of Americans (leaving up to or more than 90% of the US population dead within a year after the war began), based upon what many people strongly believe was some kind of a 'false flag' event in Syria, there's never been an important time than now for the American people to speak up loudly and clearly and draw our own line in the sand. As we're now witnessing in the mainstream media's continually pushing of blame upon Syrian President Assad for the 'gas attack' in Syria without knowing all of the facts, the very same swamp that President Trump has pledged to drain has come back with a vengeance. And if Trump is now getting his 'intelligence' from the same 'swamp scum' who fed lies to Barack Obama, Americans and America are now in more danger than ever. While it's still too early to make the call on Syria, with Republican Congressman Thomas Massie disputing the facts of what happened there to CNN, joining former Congressman Ron Paul and the entire independent media as the massive voice of reason, will President Trump be drained by the swamp, abandon his base and betray the American people or is he still playing 4D chess on Syria, leaving the swamp scum, the MSM and independent media swaying in the wind? The final video below takes a look at what's happening now with the neocons 'wagging the dog' in Syria. We can see by recent events in Syria that there has never been a more important time than now for the American people to step up to the plate and help Trump defeat the shadow government Obama left to complete the destruction of America that endlessly seeks out death, destruction and war. As former Congresswoman Michelle Bachman recently stated, Christians need to come up with our own plans to counter the subversion of Barack and Michelle Obama and the 'shadow government' they've left. ANP recently reached out to Steve Quayle and he shared with us his own ideas on how we can do that, stressing that what we're now witnessing is nothing less than a spiritual battle against the forces of darkness. You can read Quayle's entire note to us on how we can help President Trump (and America) below videos. Although he's set up his fortress just miles away from the White House, the 'saboteur at large' has been nowhere near there recently. As AOL reported March 30th, former president Barack Obama is 'laying low on an island, writing his book', as far away from the unfolding insanity in Washington DC as he can get. Marlon Brando's 'island hideaway' of Tetiaroa, a privately owned island tucked away in the South Pacific purchased by Brando for around $200,000 back in the 1960's, will be one home to Obama as he cashes in on 8 years of destroying America with a handsome $60 million dollar book deal he and Michelle Obama procured from Penguin Random House recently for two books. It's not lost on some that Obama has chosen to stay as far away from DC and the US as he can considering all of the turmoil and chaos that is unfolding in the US, largely because of him and his decisions during 8 years in office, and specifically over the 2015/2016 election season. From nearly doubling America's national debt from the $10.626 trillion it was when he took over in 2009 to the massive $19.947 trillion debt he left President Trump and America with the day Trump took office, we see the enormity of the mountain Trump and America face ahead. And with 'Deep State-Gate' now exploding with Judge Andrew Napolitano claiming that Susan Rice and 'whomever else' may have been responsible for the 'unmasking' may be looking at felonies as heard in the 1st video below, we look at this recent story from Live Trading News claiming Obama is now holing up on an Island without an extradition treaty as another sign of the direction this world-class political drama may soon take. From their story: The leader of the seditious anti-Trump Administration “Deep State”, former US President Barack Hussein Obama is now HQ’d on the French Polynesian Island of Tetiaroa where there is no extradition treaty with the US. Some people believe that reasoned that he engaged in foul play in the Y 2012 election because he was “so unpopular” and “people despise his administration.” There have been rumors this month and now claims that Mr. Hussein Obama’s vacation to French Polynesia is his attempt to flee justice and imminent arrest: “This is why Obama is hiding in French Polynesia. He is a fugitive. He is hiding from arrest. I believe he knows he’s going to be arrested.” The speculation is that former President Obama may end up living aboard a yacht in International Waters in order to avoid extradition for sedition and perhaps treason to the US over what he called “the biggest scandal in the history of this nation” and possibly “the biggest scandal in the history of the world.” When we take into account that America now has a huge number of possible 'enemies within', people placed into positions of importance during Obama's 8 years, and people who are now working against the Trump administration behind the scene, we see why America and our ideals of freedom are still in such danger to this day. In the 2nd video below, Matt Drudge warns on the traitors within this government. As we reported on ANP time and again leading up to the 2016 election, even the very idea of 'America' was at stake with Hillary promising open borders and a continuation of Barack Obama's 8 years. Many Americans had begun to believe that our Republic wouldn't survive 4 years of another Clinton in the highest office of the land. The new story from WND is called "Urgent Warning For Christians To Help Trump Beat Obama's Shadow Government" within which former US Representative Michelle Bachmann urges Christians to come up with our own plans to counter the subversion of Barack and Michelle Obama and the 'shadow government' they've left. From the majority of the mainstream media, who sold away their souls while selling Americans lies disguised as 'truth', to those in Washington DC, Langley, Virginia and elsewhere across America now working against President Trump and America, we see why it's never been more important for the American people to step up, for seeing the direction we've long been heading, we may never get another chance. You can reach the White House at 202-456-1111 to express your support for President Trump or your outrage about what's now happening in Syria. The message of wisdom and warning seen below comes to us from Steve Quayle.: The nature of this war is supernaturally evil - the pedophiles, perverts, traitors and treason is being controlled by Satan and his fallen angels, whom this world's leaders are in blood covenant with. Christians must seek personal repentance, turn from our wicked ways and wage spiritual warfare against the prince of darkness and his shadow government and their "willing dupes". Never forget that the MSM and their lies fulfill the same role as all the other false witnesses and their lies in history. Note the absence of the name of Jesus and the call to repentance nationwide, that is lacking in all the dialogue, about how to fix this country. It is by our looking to men in the Republican party as our deliverers that we will lose, without a supernatural move of God, like in the Book of Acts! We are going to be decimated as a country and as the people of God, as Christians worldwide are already being trodden under foot of men and slaughtered at the hands of world haters under the hand of their demonic rulers. It was by the initiative of the early Christians who turned the world upside down, through their profession of faith and the power of the Holy Spirit with miraculous signs and wonders following, that the world was transformed. President Trump is God's prosecuting attorney, but God is the Ultimate King and Judge and judges nations in history and individuals in eternity. All the greatest kingdowms in history have passed away when they gave into the same lusts, powers, and perversions that we are now embracing and presenting to the world. We are truly under the pervious entity and its rulership under the 'Obama-nation' have become an object of scorn and contempt to the nations and their populations around the world. As the foundations of this once great nation are already destroyed, what will the righteous do? 

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Open Your Eyes: Social Democracy is Collapsing

Jeffrey A. Tucker Wednesday, April 05, 2017

A sign of strange times: 1984 by George Orwell has become a bestseller yet again. Here is a book distinguished for its dark view of the state, together with a genuine despair about what to do about it. Strangely, this view is held today by the Right, the Left, and even people who don’t think of themselves as loyal to either way. The whole fiasco happening in D.C. seems insoluble, and the inevitable is already taking place today as it did under the presidents who preceded Trump: the realization that the new guy in town is not going to solve the problem. Now arrives the genuine crisis of social democracy. True, it’s been building for decades but with the rise of extremist parties in Europe, and the first signs of entrenched and sometimes violent political confrontations in the United States, the reality is ever more part of our lives. The times cry out for some new chapter in public life, and a complete rethinking of the relationship between the individual and the state and between society and its governing institutions. Origins of the Problem At a speech for college students, I asked the question: who here knows the term social democracy? Two hands of more than one hundred went up. That’s sad. The short answer is that social democracy is what we have now and what everyone loves to hate. It’s not constitutionalism, not liberalism, not socialism in full, and not conservatism. It’s unlimited rule by self-proclaimed elites who think they know better than the rest of us how to manage our lives. By way of background, at the end of the Second World War, the intellectual and political elites in the United States rallied around the idea that ideology was dead. The classic statement summing up this view in book form came in 1960: The End of Ideology by Daniel Bell. A self-described "socialist in economics, a liberal in politics, and a conservative in culture,” he said that all wild-eyed visions of politics had come to an end. They would all be replaced by a system of rule by experts that everyone will love forever. To be sure, the ultimate end-of-ideology system is freedom itself. Genuine liberalism (which probably shouldn’t be classified as an ideology at all) doesn’t require universal agreement on some system of public administration. It tolerates vast differences of opinion on religion, culture, behavioral norms, traditions, and personal ethics. It permits every form of speech, writing, association, and movement. Commerce, producing and trading toward living better lives, becomes the lifeblood. It only asks that people – including the state – not violate basic human rights. But that is not the end of ideology that Bell and his generation tried to manufacture. What they wanted was what is today called the managerial state. Objective and scientific experts would be given power and authority to build and oversee large-scale state projects. These projects would touch on every area of life. They would build a cradle-to-grave welfare state, a regulatory apparatus to make all products and services perfect, labor law to create the perfect balance of capital and labor, huge infrastructure programs to inspire the public (highways! space! dams!), finetune macroeconomic life with Keynesian witchdoctors in charge, a foreign-policy regime that knew no limits of its power, and a central bank as the lender of last resort. What Bell and that generation proposed wasn’t really the end of ideology. It was a codification of an ideology called social democracy. It wasn’t socialism, communism, or fascism as such. It was a gigantically invasive state, administered by elite bureaucrats, blessed by intellectuals, and given the cover of agreement by the universal right of the vote. Surely nothing can truly be oppressive if it is takes place within the framework of democracy. A Brief Peace The whole thing turned out to be a pipe dream. Only a few years after the book appeared, ideology came roaring back with a vengeance, mostly in reaction to the ossification of public life, the draft for the Vietnam war, and the gradual diminution of economic prospects of the middle class. The student movement rose up, and gained momentum in response to the violent attempts to suppress it. Technology gave rise to new forms of freedom that were inconsistent with the static and officious structure of public administration. Political consensus fell apart, and the presidency itself – supposed to be sacrosanct in the postwar period – was dealt a mighty blow with the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Government no longer held the high ground. All that seemed to hold the old post-war social-democratic consensus together was the Cold War itself. Surely we should put aside our differences so long as our country faces an existential threat of Soviet communism. And that perception put off the unleashing of mass discontent until later. In a shocking and completely unexpected turn, the Cold War ended in 1989, and thus began a new attempt to impose a post-ideological age, if only to preserve what the elites had worked to hard to build. This attempt also had its book-form definitive statement: The End of History by Francis Fukuyama. Fukuyama wrote, “What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War, or the passing of a particular period of post-war history, but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankind's ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.” It was Bell 2.0 and it didn’t last long either. Over the last 25 years, every institution of social democracy has been discredited, on both the Right and the Left, even as the middle class began to face a grim economic reality: progress in one generation was no longer a reliable part of the American dream. The last time a government program really seemed to work well was the moon landing. After that, government just became a symbol of the worst unbearable and unworkable burden. Heavily ideological protest movements began to spring up in all corners of American public life: the Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, Bernie, Trump, and whatever comes next. The Core Problem Every public intellectual today frets about the fracturing of American civic life. They wring their hands and wonder what has gone wrong. Actually, the answer is more simple than it might first appear. Every institution within this framework – which grew more bloated and imperious over time – turned out to be untenable in one or another sense. The experts didn’t know what they were doing after all, and this realization is shared widely among the people who were supposed to be made so content by their creation. Every program fell into one of three categories of failure. Financially unsustainable. Many forms of welfare only worked because they leveraged the present against the future. The problem with that model is that the future eventually arrives. Think of Social Security. It worked so long as the few in older groups could pillage the numerous in younger groups. Eventually the demographics flipped so that the many were on the receiving end and the few were on the paying end. Now young people know that they will be paying their whole lives for what will amount to a terrible return on investment. It was the same with Medicare, Medicaid, and other forms of fake “insurance” instituted by government. The welfare state generally took a bad turn, becoming a way of life rather than a temporary help. Subsidy programs like housing and student loans create unsustainable bubbles that burst and cause fear and panic. Terminally Inefficient. All forms of government intervention presume a frozen world without change, and work to glue down institutions in a certain mode of operation. Public schools today operate as they did in the 1950s, despite the spectacular appearance of a new global information system that has otherwise transformed how we seek and acquire information. Antitrust regulations deal with industrial organization from years ago even as the market is moving forward; by the time the government announces its opinion, it hardly matters anymore. And you can make the same criticism of a huge number of programs: labor law, communications regulations, drug approvals and medical regulations, and so on. The costs grow and grow, while the service and results are ever worse. Morally unconscionable. The bailouts after the 2008 financial crisis were indefensible to average people of all parties. How can you justify using all the powers of the federal government to feed billions and trillions overall to well-connected elites who were the very perpetrators of the crisis? Capitalism is supposed to be about profits and losses, not private profits and socialized losses. The sheer injustice of it boggles the mind, but this only scratches the surface. How can you pillage average Americans of 40% of their income while blowing the money on programs that are either terminally inefficient, financially unsustainable, or just plain wrong? How can a government expect to administer a comprehensive spying program that violates any expectation of privacy on the part of citizens? Then there is the problem of wars lasting decades and leaving only destruction and terror guerilla armies in their wake. All of this can remain true without creating a revolutionary situation. What actually creates the tipping point in which social democracy morphs into something else? What displaces one failed paradigm with another? The answer lies with an even a deeper problem with social democracy. You can discern it from this comment by F.A. Hayek in 1939. “Government by agreement is only possible provided that we do not require the government to act in fields other than those in which we can obtain true agreement." Agreement No More Exactly. All public institutions that are politically stable – even if they are inefficient, offer low quality, or skirt the demands of basic morality – must at the minimum presume certain levels of homogeneity of opinion (at least) in the subject population; that is to say, they presume a certain minimum level of public agreement to elicit consent. You might be able to cobble this together in small countries with homogeneous populations, but it becomes far less viable in large countries with diverse populations. Opinion diversity and big government create politically unstable institutions because majority populations begin to conflict with minority populations over the proper functions of government. Under this system, some group is always feeling used. Some group is always feeling put upon and exploited by the other. And this creates huge and growing tensions in the top two ideals of social democracy: government control and broadly available public services. We created a vast machinery of public institutions that presumed the presence of agreement that the elites thought they could create in the 1950s but which has long since vanished. Now we live in a political environment divided between friends and foes, and these are increasingly defined along lines of class, race, religion, gender identity, and language. In other words, if the goal of social democracy was to bring about a state of public contentedness and confidence that the elites would take care of everything, the result has been the exact opposite. More people are discontented than ever. F.A. Hayek warned us in 1944: when agreement breaks down in the face of unviable public services, strongmen come to the rescue. Indeed, I’ve previous argued that the smugness of today’s social democrats is entirely unwarranted. Trump won for a reason: the old order is not likely coming back. Now the social democrats face a choice: jettison their multicultural ideals and keep their beloved unitary state, or keep their liberal ideals and jettison their attachment to rule by an administrative elite. Something has to give. And it is. Dark and dangerous political movements are festering all over the Western world, built from strange ideological impulses and aspiring to new forms of command and control. Whatever comes of them, it will have little to do with the once-vaunted post-war consensus, and even less to do with liberty. Presidential advisor Steve Bannon is a dark figure – straight out of Orwell – but he is smart enough to see what the Left does not see. He claims to want to use the Trump years to “deconstruct the administrative state.” Notice that he doesn’t say dismantle much less abolish; he wants to use it for different purposes, to build a new national collective under a more powerful executive. The institutions built by the paternalistic, urbane, and deeply smug social democrats are being captured by interests and values with which they profoundly disagree. They had better get used to it. This is just the beginning. The partisans of the old order can fight a hopeless battle for restoration. Or they can join the classical liberals in rallying around the only real solution to the crisis of our time: freedom itself. These are the ideological battle lines of the future, not Left vs. Right but freedom vs. all forms of government control. 

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America Is Falling From Within

Apr 06, 2017 Read More Articles by Dave Daubenmire

Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. America is in moral freefall. The open and blatant lying from the halls of our once great experiment in self-government has exposed a crumbling foundation of a city that once illuminated the world. The light is flickering and darkness hovers over the land. The flood of secularism and its shaky foundation has left our nation groping in the darkness. We have traded wise men for the foolish men and great will be our fall. America has fallen from within. We have done it to ourselves. The Founders of this nation, flawed though they were, understood the importance of shared values. All nations are built upon a common set of moral values and for just over 200 years this nation’s foundation was the rock of Christianity. Despite what the anti-moralists may try to convince you, America was formed upon the principle that liberty was the birthright of every citizen but that liberty was anchored to a set of immutable principles. It was those unchanging precepts that secured “the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” But somewhere along the way a soft coup was executed and the rug was pulled out from under our feet and we have been dealing with shifting sand ever since. America was great, a wise man told us, because America was good. But with the removal of the Bible as the cornerstone of our Republic the time-tested values of God’s Holy Commandments were sandblasted off of the walls of our institutions and replaced with the sinking sand of secularism. God’s laws are immutable. The laws of secularism are constantly shifting. Today, our nation is governed, not by immutable laws written in stone, but by emotion driven values driven by “feelings”. As emotions change, the laws change. Soon the rains descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. The secular kings and their secular horses could not put the nation back together again. Secularism is a fraud. It leaves the foundations upon which the nation was built open to the ebbs and flows of the whims of men. Emotionalism is a terrible base upon which to build. A moral earthquake has left the foundations in ruins. We have left nothing upon which the next generation can build. The secularists have mimicked God. They have tricked us into accepting counterfeit commandments that were designed to create a secularist utopia. They have successfully replaced the six thou-shall-nots of God with their more modern version of morality based not on the immutable laws of God but upon the ever-changing flood of human emotions. Thou shall not kill, steal, lie, sleep around, covet, nor dishonor your parents have been jettisoned from the American psyche replaced by the emotion driven sand box of tolerance, diversity, sexual anarchy, if it feels good do it, all beliefs are equal, and who am I to judge silly putty. An ever changing society requires a never changing standard in order to survive. Secularism secures nothing except the temporary. No long term culture was ever built upon a constantly-changing foundation. America is no longer great because they have changed the meaning of good. We have been here before. “In those days there was no king in Israel but everyone did that which was right in his owns eyes.” Secularism is doomed to failure. A moral system built upon the ever changing whims and emotions of the individual citizen cannot stand against the onslaught of evil designed to destroy the foundations of a nation. Godless emotions are sure to succumb to the evil hearts of men unrestrained by the laws of God. Secularism is to a nation what a windmill is to nature. Rather than giving direction to the storm it swings whichever way the wind blows. What would this nation look like today if we had remained anchored to the ROCK of AGES? . If we had held our ground when the winds blew we would not be dealing with most of the social issues we have today. Every problem America faces today is a direct result of our moral capitulation in the face of a storm of immorality. Secularism cannot save us. Everyone doing what is right in his own eyes will not work when the people are blind to a shared belief of right and wrong. In America today, the blind are truly leading the blind. Is it any wonder that we have ended up in a ditch? 

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Explosive device disarmed in St. Petersburg apartment building – city official

Published time: 6 Apr, 2017 08:11 Edited time: 6 Apr, 2017 10:09

A residential building in St. Petersburg was evacuated after an explosive device was found in one of the apartments, a city official said, adding that the device was later defused and police had made several arrests. “An explosive device has been located and disarmed,” Konstantin Serov, head of the administration of the district where the device was located, told TASS. Earlier Russian media reported that a nine-story residential building in St. Petersburg had been evacuated after a suspicious object was found in one of the apartments. All residents of the building were brought to safety and sheltered in a nearby kindergarten, TASS added. Investigators are still working in the building, Serov added. According to Serov, the owners of the apartment were absent when the searches were conducted. The men who were found there will be investigated by police, he added. “At about 6am I heard a loud noise on the stairs… Then I saw police taking people out of the apartment next door. Then at about 8 o’clock our building was evacuated,” a local witness told Interfax. When asked for comment by Ruptly, the Russian National Anti-Terrorist Committee said it could not confirm that the discovered object was indeed an explosive device. It did confirm that operatives are working at the scene. Several people have been detained after an explosive device was found in the building, RIA Novosti reported, citing Serov. “The danger has past. The device has been defused, the bad guys [sic] have been detained. Investigations are being conducted on the site,” Serov told Interfax, adding that residents can now return to their apartments. St. Petersburg was shaken by a fatal explosion on Monday when an improvised bomb went off in subway train carriage between Tekhnologichesky Institut and Sennaya Ploshchad stations. Another bomb disguised as a fire extinguisher was defused by a bomb squad at Ploshchad Vosstaniya station. The suspect was later identified as the 22-year old Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, a Russian citizen of Kyrgyz origin. Russia’s State Investigative Committee is treating the incident as a terrorist attack. 

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Tennessee Considers Bill to Declare God as Source of Liberty

Tennessee lawmakers are considering legislation to amend the state constitution to say that God is the source of liberties for the state's citizens.

April 5, 2017, at 1:34 p.m.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are considering legislation to amend the state constitution to say that God is the source of liberties for the state's citizens. The House Civil Justice Subcommittee voted Wednesday to advance the measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Micah Van Huss of Jonesborough. The bill failed in the same subcommittee last month. But the panel agreed to a motion to reconsider it. The proposed addition to the Tennessee Constitution would read: "We recognize that our liberties do not come from governments, but from almighty God." Amending the Tennessee constitution is a lengthy process. Proposed changes must pass by a majority during one two-year General Assembly, and then pass by at least two-thirds in the next, and then be approved by voters in a gubernatorial election year. 

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Israeli archaeologists shine light on life in time of Christ

03/19/2017 1:05:07 PM Updated on 03/19/2017 1:19:34 PM

Nails used in crucifixions among the many finds from first century CE around Jerusalem and the Galilee The Israel Antiquities Authority on Sunday offered a rare glimpse into its storerooms, where staff said recent archaeological discoveries have cast new light on life at the time of Christ. The event was organized ahead of the upcoming Christian holiday of Easter, which marks the resurrection of Jesus following his crucifixion. Among finds from the first century CE discovered around Jerusalem and the Galilee, where the Bible says Jesus lived and preached, are vases, cooking utensils, a wine press, nails used in crucifixions, jewelry and ossuaries. "Nowadays we can restore in a very clear way the daily life during that period, from the moment of birth, through the person's life, his dining customs, where he traveled across the land, and until his day of death including his burial," Gideon Avni, head of the authority's archaeology division, told AFP. "Over the past 20 years we have made a great leap in understanding the way of life of Jesus and his contemporaries," he said. "Every week new elements are discovered which allow a better understanding of this period. "The names on the ossuaries were recognizable, with known figures that are mentioned in the Talmud for example, and this is how you create the connection between what you find nowadays and the people who lived here 2,000 years ago." Avni said that the authority is custodian of more than one million objects, and each year receives about 40,000 new finds from about 300 archaeological sites. "The essential thing for us is to be able to understand very precisely the way of life in the time of Jesus, from birth to death," he said. The authority also displayed on Sunday coins from the late Byzantine period, which had been concealed by their owner inside the wall of a building, apparently as he fled an invading Persian army. "He probably hoped to go back and collect it, but today we know that he was unable to do so," archaeologist Annette Landes-Nagar told journalists. "This invasion was one of the factors that culminated in the end of Byzantine rule in the land of Israel." She added that the nine pieces from the seventh century AD were discovered in the ruins of a building used by pilgrims on the road to Jerusalem from Jaffa seaport. Remains of a Byzantine church were excavated nearby. (AFP) 

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16 Remedies for Radiation Exposure

By Claude Nelson March 30, 2017 11:07

Some nuclear events are survivable. Much depends on the type of event and your proximity to ground zero. Event possibilities range from dirty bombs that may distribute radiation over a small area, to nuclear accidents and nuclear weapon detonation that create large amounts of destruction and contamination. Your first goal is to avoid nuclear fallout, so you should take shelter immediately following a nuclear event. Then, you must mitigate the exposure that you do receive. Stay informed of local recommendations for your area, but be aware that your local news reporting may be designed to prevent mass panic, rather than give the best advice. Related: The Ultimate Bug Out Home Harmful Effects of Radiation Exposure The harmful effects of radiation exposure are many and varied. Some effects go unnoticed, only to cause cancers months or years later. Before exposure and immediately after exposure, you should act quickly to prevent absorption and remove radioactive substances from the body. There are a number of supplements and compounds that can help you detoxify and prevent damage. Each acts differently and some, like Iodine, are specific to only one radioisotope, so plan to use all of these methods, or as many as possible, for best results. The Law of Selective Uptake One important principle in protecting the body from the absorption of nuclear isotopes is the law of selective uptake. Reduced to bare bones, it means that radioactive isotopes look like nutrients to the body, so if the body is deficient, it will grab hold of the isotope and use it in the body. You can prevent this absorption by taking extra doses of the nutrients. Iodine supplements protect against iodine-131, cesium-137 mimics potassium in the body, strontium-90 mimics calcium, Plutonium-239 mimics iron, and cobalt-60 mimics vitamin B-12. Your first line of defense it to be nutritionally sound and take supplements for these minerals or vitamin when exposure is imminent or immediately following exposure. We’ll talk about these supplements in more detail below: #1. Iodine A nuclear or radiological event can release large amounts of Iodine-131 into the atmosphere. This radioactive iodine is quickly absorbed by the thyroid creating problems for the body immediately or even years later. Researchers investigating the Chernobyl nuclear accident found that potassium Iodide reduced thyroid exposure to radiation with minimal side effects. Taking a dose of potassium Iodide or nascent iodine before the event or immediately after can fill the iodine receptors on the thyroid and prevent absorption of radioactive Iodine-131. Nascent iodine is the most bioavailable form of iodine for this purpose, but potassium iodide (KI) is often recommended as well. One dose protects the body for 24 hours. If exposure is ongoing, daily doses will be needed, follow the recommendations of local authorities. #2. Potassium Potassium supplements protect the body from exposure to Cesium-137, another radioactive isotope that is commonly found in the environment following a nuclear event. Since cesium-137 mimics potassium in the body, immediate doses saturate the body with potassium and prevent absorption of cesium-137. Rich potassium sources in the diet is a good first line of defense, but it may not be enough. Potassium Orotate is the best form of potassium supplements to use for radiation exposure. Follow dosing guidelines on the product you choose, since too much potassium can have ill effects. Related: Potassium Permanganate: Why You Need It in Your Survival Kit. #3. Calcium and Magnesium Calcium and magnesium protect the body from absorbing Strontium-90. Supplementing with these nutrients has been proven to reduce strontium-90 absorption by up to 90 percent. As mentioned earlier strontium-90 mimics calcium, but these two minerals work together and need to be balanced, so for best results take daily supplements of both of these minerals. #4. Iron Some women take iron on a regular basis, but most men do not need regular supplementation. However, in a nuclear event, iron supplements can prevent the uptake of Plutonium-239. Take a daily iron supplement during exposure, but consult a physician about long term use. #5. Vitamin B-12 A fast absorbing vitamin B-12 supplement, such as Methylcobalamin can protect the body from exposure to cobalt-60. Cobalt-60​ is a product of nuclear reactors, so exposure could come from an accident at a nuclear reactor. It is also used in radiation therapy and could come from a spill or a dirty bomb. Take vitamin B-12 daily, following the label recommendations. Related: Top 30 Over-the-Counter Meds to Stockpile #6. Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) is a controversial sulfur compound that has been shown to actively detoxify the body and protect against the harmful effects of radiation. Animal studies show that DMSO protects DNA from breakage due to radiation exposure and guards against cell destruction. A Japanese study showed that even low doses of DMSO provide protection against radiation damage at a cellular level and can facilitate DNA repair. More research into DMSO is needed, but so far the results are promising. The FDA has not approved it’s use except for preservation of transplant organs and for cases of interstitial cystitis. If you choose to use DMSO, look for pure sources containing no other solvents, except possibly a small amount of water. #7. Zeolite Clay Zeolites clean the body of toxins and radioactive particles in the same way they clean the environment. Their porous structure and affinity for positive ions allow them to bind toxins and nuclear waste to them and remove them as they pass through the body. Zeolite Clay can be safely taken internally and was widely used for detoxification at Chernobyl. In addition to detoxifying the body, it is useful in removing nuclear contamination from the environment and can be used to mop floors and clean walls in contaminated areas. #8. Other Clays Bentonite, Fuller’s Earth, Kaolin, red clay, French Green Clay, and other clays are also effective at binding nuclear waste and removing it from the body. Clay particles are negatively charged, so positively charged radioactive ions are attracted to them. They can be taken internally or used to scrub down the body to remove external contamination. Clay’s are considered safe to consume, but be sure to purchase a pure, food grade clay. #9. Activated Charcoal Activated charcoal is useful for absorbing and neutralizing a number of poisons and toxins, including radiation. Studies show that activated charcoal is able to neutralize up to 70 percent of its weight in radioactive toxins. Other uses for activated charcoal include: natural remedy for dental infections, kidneys infections, ear infections, lowers blood pressures, water purifier and many more. #10. Papain Papain is a natural enzyme found in papaya fruit and known for its ability to reduce toxins. Studies in mice show that it helps exposed mice survive lethal radiation doses. Early research suggests that papain reduces skin reactions and other side effects following radiation therapy. #11. Bee Pollen Recent studies suggest that bee pollen is effective in preventing and relieving the negative effects of radiation therapies by boosting the body’s defenses and supporting natural functions and it could provide these same benefits after a nuclear event. Related: How to Start a Beehive #12. Beets Beets are excellent sources of antioxidants, which can help protect the body from the stresses of radiation exposure. They also help the body rebuild hemoglobin broken down as a result of exposure. Animal studies show that rats eating a diet heavy in beets had less effects after exposure to cesium-137. They were able to absorb and detoxify up to twice the radiation dose of the control group. Related: An Awesome 72 Square-Feet SHTF Medicinal Garden Plan #13. Cold-pressed Organic Vegetable Oils Olive oil, coconut oil, sesame oil and other healthy oils offer some protection during and after radiation exposure. Lipids in the oils offer protection to individual cells, lining the cell membrane and binding toxins before they can cause cell damage. Animal studies show that mice fed oil are protected from doses of x-rays ranging from 300 to 2,400 roentgens and can survive lethal doses. The recommendation is to drink ½ cup of oil as soon as possible after exposure. #14. Organic Germanium-132 Organic Germanium-132 is an ultra-modern mineral that increases oxygenation of the cells, supports the immune system and helps the body get rid of toxins, including radiation. Recent studies in the US and Japan have been experimenting with doses of 500 to 1000 mg per day for various medical conditions, but current recommendations in Japan are that exposed individuals take 100 mg daily of Organic Germanium-132. It is important to note that only organic germanium is recommended here. Inorganic germanium is highly toxic. In minerals, the term organic has a different meaning than in food and inorganic germanium is a completely different compound. #15. Prussian Blue Prussian Blue, also known as ferric ferrocyanide, is useful as an antidote for Cesium-137 when the radioactive isotope has been ingested. In the Brazilian Goiânia incident, researchers found that treatment with up to 10 grams of Prussian Blue daily removed up to 70 percent of the Cesium-137 from the body and reduced it’s effects accordingly. This is an experimental antidote for use only in cases of known exposure to cesium-137. #16. Organic Brewers Yeast Some sources recommend organic Brewers yeast for preventing the effects of radiation and helping the body repair after exposure. Give 5 to 15 mg to children and 25 to 50 mg to adults. For cases of known exposure, this dose can be safely doubled or even tripled. Other Recommendations During and following a nuclear event, nutrition and general health are vitally important. Eating fruits and vegetables containing high amounts of antioxidants will help protect the body from the harmful effects of radiation. Obviously, do not consume plants that have been exposed to fallout or grown in contaminated soil, but frozen, dried, freeze-dried and safe fresh produce are healthy and give the body systems a boost. For best results, each of these remedies should be begun immediately upon a nuclear event or exposure. Preparation is key. You should have these ingredients on hand before an event along with instructions on how to use them. 

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Asteroid 2017 GM to flyby Earth at a very close distance of 0.03 LD

Posted by TW on April 04, 2017

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 GM will flyby Earth at a very close distance of 0.03 LD (~11 520 km / 7 158 miles) from the surface of our planet on April 4, 2017. This is the 15th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the closest one. It is also among the 10 known asteroids to pass this close to Earth ever. 2017 GM belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. Its estimated size is between 2.8 - 6.3 m (9 - 20 feet). This small asteroid, first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on April 3, will make its closest approach to the Earth at 10:31 UTC on April 4 at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 18.48 km/s. This is the 15th known asteroid to pass within 1 lunar distance since January 9, 2017, and the closest one. You can find them all in our Near-Earth Objects category. 2017 GM is also one of the 10 known near-Earth asteroids to pass this close to Earth ever. As of March 31, 2017, there are 16 062 known near-Earth objects, 15 956 of them are near-Earth asteroids. 8 696 belong to the Apollo group of asteroids. Since the start of the year, we have discovered 355 new near-Earth objects. All of them are asteroids. The Virtual Telescope Project captured 2017 GM while it was safely approaching us today. "For this, we remotely used a telescope in Arizona, made available to the Virtual Telescope by Tenagra Observatories, Ltd. Above is an image coming from a single 30-seconds exposure, unfiltered, taken with the 16″-f/3.75 Tenagra III (“Pearl”) unit. The Paramount MEII robotic mount tracked the fast apparent motion (150″/minute) of the asteroid, so stars are trailing. The asteroid is perfectly tracked: it is the sharp dot in the center, marked by two red lines," they said. 

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Botswana hit by strongest quake in its history – shaking of M6.5 earthquake felt across southern Africa, including South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe

By Strange Sounds - Apr 3, 2017

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 has struck Botswana on April 3, 2017. This is the largest earthquake ever recorded in the country. Shakings were felt across southern Africa, including South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. The shallow earthquake struck at 7:40 p.m. local time at a depth of about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) about 44 kilometers (27 miles) east of Gope. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) put the preliminary magnitude of the earthquake at 6.5, making it the country’s largest earthquake ever recorded. Shaking has been felt across southern Africa, with reports of tremors being felt in the capital Gaborone and neighboring countries, including in Johannesburg and Pretoria in South Africa. Shaking has also been felt in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland. There was no immediate word about damage or casualties. Robert Mulaudzi, a spokesman for the emergency services in Johannesburg, said there were no reports of injuries in the city but many people evacuated the buildings they were in. Computer models from the USGS show that as many as 25.8 million people across the region may have felt the earthquake, though the area near the epicenter itself is not heavily populated. An estimated 56,000 people may have experienced “strong” to “very strong” shaking, according to the USGS. “Very scary and everyone in the house panicked,” a resident who lives in Gaborone told EMSC. Another resident, across the border in South Africa, added: “The ground was shaking for almost two minutes. Felt very strong.” Monday’s earthquake is the largest earthquake to strike Botswana in modern history, surpassing a 5.9-magnitude earthquake that struck the same region in September 1952. 

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Trudeau Says Canadian ISIS Supporters Have The Right To Defend Their Freedom

Published on April 1, 2017 in Canada/Crime by Jason Long

Several staff at the Trudeau international airport in Montreal lost their security clearance due to radicalization and support for the Islamic State. ISIS has influenced many people, and from Canadians to be stripped from their security clearance while working at a major Canadian airport that’s named after Justin Trudeau’s father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, is a bad thing, something that could lead to disaster and major safety issue for Canada. One of the employees had access to the runway directly, the investigation found that videos of ISIS has been shared and promoted from their social media accounts. The radicalized employee who still works there hasn’t been fired or taken into custody, he’s been given a new job at the same airport, but this time he can’t get access to the runway, is that justified? Or can Canadians feel safe now? Justin Trudeau responded to the story and said everyone has the right to their freedom. “I think that’s part of the kind of conversations we have to have as a society,” said Trudeau. “Keeping people safe is paramount important, but defending our rights and freedoms is as well, and making sure we do that in the right way.” Candice Malcolm who works for TheRebel.Media and the Toronto Sun voiced her opinion the article and unloaded on Justin Trudeau. You can’t make this stuff up. Trudeau wants to have a national conversation about whether terrorist sympathizers and ISIS supporters should be able to work in strategic locations at our national airports. He wants us to consider the rights and freedoms of terrorist sympathizers and ISIS supporters in order to strike the right balance between our safety and their freedom to do what? Support jihad? Trudeau is becoming a parody of an apologetic leftist who believes terrorism is our fault and zealous Islamists and jihadists are simply misunderstood. We’ve seen this sort of weak-kneed response from Trudeau before, in his early days in politics. The Canadian mainstream says there’s a Trump style right-wing conservative movement increase in Canada, and Trudeau is the one that triggers that by not promising the protection Canadians want. Some polls suggest Trudeau is losing support as more time goes by, slow but steady, will Canadians stand up at the next election and make their vote count? 

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‘KILL THEM WHERE YOU FIND THEM’ Pro-ISIS group draws up ‘kill list’ of targets – including names, addresses and emails of people in US and UK – and threatens Donald Trump

Included are well known politicians, celebrities, religious leaders and muslims who have spoken out against the terror group

By Jon Lockett 3rd April 2017, 8:44 am Updated: 4th April 2017, 7:29 pm

ISIS warlords have drawn up a hit list of more than 8,700 people urging their brain-washed followers to “kill them wherever you find them.” The pro-Isis United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) hacking group has released a video message threatening the US, President Trump, Brits and thousands of others. Isis hopes the list will inspire brutal ‘lone wolf’ attacks It threatens the imminent release of a ‘kill list’ of 8,786 names and addresses, commanding ‘lone wolf’ attackers to track down and kill those named. Included on the sick tally are believed to be well known politicians, celebrities, religious leaders and muslims who have spoken out against the terror group in the UK, the US, Canada and Afghanistan. Worryingly the message pledges to release the home addresses of those it wants wiped off the the face of the earth. The chilling message reads: “We have a message to the people of the US and most importantly your President Trump. “Know that we continue to wage war against you. Know that your counter attacks only make us stronger. The UCC will start a new step in this war against you. So expect us soon Insha Allah! “We will release as list with over 8,000 names, addresses and email addresses of those who fight against us. Kill them wherever you find them.” Former FBI agent-turned lawyer Stuart Kaplan warned earlier this year that ‘kill lists’ intend to inspire lone gunmen into carrying out attacks. He also warned that there is often little authorities can do to protect those on the list. Kaplan told news channel CBS12: “If in fact a sympathiser gets hold of this list and is readily able to identify you as being his neighbour and, then, decides to go out and do something horrific to you, there is no way to calculate the potential or to prevent that.” Isis reportedly used a secretive messaging site asking ‘lone wolf’ terrorists to target London just weeks before the Westminster attack. An image of an Isis fighter resembling executioner Jihadi John wielding a sword in front of Big Ben was sent in a message on Telegram. And in December, ISIS fanatics promised to launch terror attacks during New Year celebrations in western cities. Sick social media posts claimed that ‘bombings and trampling attacks’ would cause ‘mayhem’ at end of year parties. Another message showed Santa Claus being chased by a knife-wielding extremist along with a caption promising attacks on ‘disbelieving dogs’ during the Christmas holidays. One of the New Year posts included the caption: “Your celebrations have become a battlefield and a fighting area. So, wait for us.” The shocking new terror video was tracked down by the SITE Intelligence Group, a world leading non-governmental counter-terrorism organisation. The organisation has tracked and analysed global terrorism and jihadi networks for nearly two decades, and is well-recognised as one of the most knowledgeable and reliable experts in the field. 

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Why Are They So Afraid Of The World Finding Out The Truth About Antarctica? As More Bizarre Anomalies Emerge From The Ice At The Bottom Of The Earth, Globalist Mouthpieces Go Into 'Cover Up' Mode!

April 3, 2017 By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die

According to this March 14th, 2017 story from Popular Mechanics, "There Never Was A Secret Nazi Base In Antarctica". Vice's Motherboard 'doubled down' on that proclamation in a March 2017 story called "Fake News About A Secret Nazi UFO Base In Antarctica Refuses To Die" which claimed any kind of a 'secret Nazi base' in Antarctica is purely 'fake news'. And while the Santa Monica Observer recently called the 'secret Nazi base' in Antarctica the 5th ranked 'fake news story' of 2016 we have to ask, who made globalist mouthpieces the final determiner of truth from falsehood? The fact that Popular Mechanics won't even recognize chemtrails or weather modification, though the former head of the CIA has admitted to them as has the nation of China (and you can find one patent after another regarding weather modification here at Dane Wigington's GeoEngineering Watch website) should prove to us that Popular Mechanics is running cover-up for the globalists, peddling propaganda. As for Vice & Motherboard, they've also run one story after another calling those who believe in weather modification or chemtrails 'tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists'. If they're STILL running cover-up on weather modification and chemtrails, though now 100% proven, what else are they covering up? And what do their 'slave masters' want them to hide about Antarctica? As we see documented in this story and the videos below, something very unusual is now going on at the bottom of the world and while we are not in the position to prove that there are Nazi UFO bases in Antarctica, we are in the position to prove something very strange is indeed going on down there and for some reason, somebody doesn't want us to know about it. Between 1901 and 1938, the nation of Germany made 3 major expeditions to Antarctica with the 3rd one in 1938-39 establishing 'New Swabia', an unrecognized Antarctic claim of Nazi Germany. According to Wikipedia, one of the goals of the final expedition was to establish a submarine base in Antarctica and while New Swabia was alleged to have existed at least until the surrender of Germany in 1945, as we see documented in this story, a far greater mystery emerged. As Wikipedia documents, during the Nazi's return trip to Germany in 1939, the expedition stopped to make oceanographic studies near an uninhabited and mysterious island called 'Bouvet Island'. More than 70 years later, STILL uninhabited Bouvet Island sits at the southern end of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge where it is considered to be the most remote island in the world. Yet despite being uninhabited, Bouvet Island is the home to a top-level internet domain code, .BV, and as we see in this story and hear in the videos below, Bouvet Island is also in the general vicinity of several recent and long-time unsolved mysteries. According to this 2012 story from Sputnik News that was picked up days later by the Washington Post they reported that all the way back in 1943, Germany's Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz was quoted as saying: “Germany's submarine fleet is proud that it created an unassailable fortress for the Fuehrer on the other end of the world, in Antarctica". Donitz took over as leader of Germany after the 'alleged death' of Hitler and, according to Wikipedia, had played a major role in the naval history of World War II. We also know as fact that just years later, Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd led Operation Highjump ('officially' a US Navy Antarctic development program) to Antarctica and while we know we'll never get the full truth about what happened during that time period from the mainstream media, Steve Quayle has compiled a huge list of 'High Jump' stories here for those who'd like to read more about that aspect of the Antarctic cover-up. According to a 61-page collection of memoirs of former US president John F. Kennedy, JFK believed that Nazi Germany leader Adolf Hitler escaped Germany via submarine prior to his death. JFK speculated that the Fuhrer could have remained alive after the end of the war. Conspiracy theories abound that Hitler didn't actually die in Berlin, but that he escaped via submarine, either to Argentina or even to a secret Nazi underground base in Antarctica. (Interesting book for sale about Hitler escaping to Argentina can be found here.) And while many historians claim evidence for those theories remain scant and most historians deny those possibilities, we know now for fact that Project Paperclip was: a secretive United States Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA) program in which more than 1,600 German scientists, engineers, and technicians (many of whom were formerly registered members of the Nazi Party and some of whom had leadership roles in the Nazi Party) were recruited and brought to the United States for government employment from post-Nazi Germany (after World War II). If something huge really is going on now down in Antarctica that would help explain the many recent visits there by the 1% and dignitaries from over the world, should we really expect TPTB to tell us? In this recent story from UFO Sightings Hotspot that Steve Quayle linked to on his website on Monday they report upon another very strange anomaly coming to us from the bottom of the world as seen in the screenshot from MIMIC above. A 'spiral anomaly' that appears to begin from the Antarctic region, this is just the latest anomaly that we've seen over the past several months coming from the Antarctic as we've previously documented in numerous stories on ANP. As Pam Jones for Liberty recently asked, have they activated HAARP in Antarctica? Jones makes some excellent points in this story entry: If you have been following the strange things going on in Antarctica, this is sure to peek your curiosity. Huge Wave Anomaly are coming from near the Mystery Base and Pyramids in Antarctica. Right where pyramids were found in antartica is a base called “Princess Elizabeth” that appears to be shooting massive frequencies. WHAT are the elites doing? WHY? We deserve the TRUTH! ANP agrees completely - will we ever get it? From the previously mentioned UFO Sightings Hotspot story: We have seen strange wave anomalies in the past. The most recent anomaly is coming from Antarctica. All we have to go off of is the MIMIC Maps that leave out the poles and if you make a line down into Antarctica the path crosses the mysterious Princess Elisabeth Station located on Utsteinen Nunatak in Queen Maud Land. Coordinates: 71.949960°S 23.347503°E The station is situated at the base of pyramid-like structures while four large rectangular strange objects, partially buried under the snow, are located at about 2.5 km from the station. What is now happening in Antarctica and why are 'we the people' not getting any answers from those who are supposed to be 'public servants'? According to this December 29th of 2016 story from the NY Post, "scientists believe a massive object that could change our understanding of history is hidden beneath the Antarctic ice." Reporting that this "huge and mysterious 'anomaly' is thought to be lurking beneath the frozen wastes of an area called Wilkes Land", once again we got indications from a mainstream source that something is going on at the bottom of the Earth in a land covered by ice for millions of years according to scientists and mainstream science. However, as this March 23rd story from USAToday reports, both the Arctic and Antarctic poles have just set a terrifying new record for low levels of sea ice. With ice melting down allegedly exposing long hidden secrets according to several different stories and sources, how many more secrets might soon be revealed? Will we soon find out the 'real hidden truth' about our planet Earth and the truths about our past that have long been hidden? For those who may have missed it, in the first video below we hear from Steve Quayle in a recent QCast in which he talks with us about The Empire Beneath the Ice including the Nazi's and their UFO's while referencing the upcoming True Legends Conference in Branson, Missouri on September 15th through 17th. In the 2nd video below we hear more about the bizarre spiral anomaly that recently originated from the Antarctic as was seen on MIMIC while in the final video below, Anonymous talks with us about Antarctica and Operation Highjump while claiming what we're witnessing in the Antarctic right now is one of the biggest coverups in history. 

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Apr 3 2017, 5:42 pm ET

‘Win Tonight’: Men and Women at South Korean Base Poised for War 24/7

by Lester Holt and Alex Johnson

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — With the stakes on the Korean peninsula as high as they have ever been, life for the men and women here with the U.S. Air Force's 51st Fighter Wing is lived in a state of constant alert. South Korea has no nuclear weapons, so it relies on the United States' nuclear umbrella to deter North Korea and its erratic leader, Kim Jong Un. That makes Osan — less than 50 miles from the Demilitarized Zone separating the mortal enemies and home to a large proportion of the 28,500 U.S. military personnel in South Korea — the leading edge of the shield that protects the South from the North. Hence the base's slogan: "Ready to Fight Tonight." Patriot missile batteries are poised to defend the base from North Korean ballistic missiles. Preparations for chemical attacks are constant. Air crews hone their combat readiness round the clock. "We need to be ready every day to not only fight tonight, but win tonight," Lt. Col. Mike McCarthy, an F-16 pilot, told NBC News, which was granted rare access to the underground Air Operations Center. It's a facility so critical that war planners believe it's the North's No. 1 target should hostilities break out, and the military wouldn't allow NBC News to use the full names of front-line forces. Related: U.S. Begins Shipping Controversial Anti-Missile System to South Korea As a pilot identified only as Capt. Mike embarked on an eight-hour reconnaissance mission in a U-2 spy plane, a lieutenant colonel named Dane said: "It's a constant tempo. We are very busy all the time, and I think in the last 10 years we've been the busiest we have ever been in this airplane." That's because, as Navy Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, put it, "I have never seen a greater concern from a regional perspective of the threat that is being posed by North Korea." Kim is "desperate" and is prepared to use nuclear weapons to strike the United States and its allies, Thae Yong Ho, the highest-profile North Korean defector in two decades, told NBC News. Related: North Korean Defector Tells Lester Holt 'World Should Be Ready' That means that any moment, the men and women of Osan could have to drop everything, grab their gear and go into battle, said Col. Andrew Hansen, commander of the 51st Fighter Wing. "In terms of the constant day-to-day threat ... it is certainly more dangerous in Iraq and Afghanistan," Hansen said. "But in terms of the dominance of the threat — the capability of North Korea — certainly this is a much more dangerous place." 

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Sanctuary cities free 253 illegal-alien criminals in 2 weeks

Outlaws becoming 'main beneficiaries' of non-cooperation policies

Published: 3 days ago Paul Bremmer

Law enforcement agencies in New York City declined 12 detainers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during the week of Feb. 4 to Feb. 10, according to ICE’s latest Weekly Declined Detainer Outcome Report. The Big Apple was by far the jurisdiction with the most declined detainers during the period. There were four declined detainers in Orange County, California, and three in Washington, D.C., the second and third most, respectively. Overall, 47 ICE detainers were recorded as declined throughout the country from Feb. 4 to Feb. 10. ICE routinely issues detainers to state and local law enforcement agencies to notify them of its intent to assume custody of an illegal alien currently being detained in state or local custody on criminal charges. The detainer requests that the law enforcement agency notify ICE as early as possible, ideally at least 48 hours in advance, before a deportable alien is released from custody. It also asks the state or local jurisdiction to hold onto the alien for up to 48 hours so Department of Homeland Security agents have time to get there and take the alien into custody. However, many law enforcement agencies refuse to comply with ICE detainers, instead releasing deportable criminal aliens back into their communities. Some simply snub ICE, while others are bound by state or local ordinances or policies that restrict or prohibit cooperation with ICE. Such policies are only one type of “sanctuary policy” that help define a jurisdiction as a sanctuary city or sanctuary county. ICE lists 152 jurisdictions that have explicitly enacted policies limiting their cooperation with ICE detainers. ICE emphasizes the list is based on public announcements, news report statements and publicly disclosed policies, so there may be more jurisdictions that do not cooperate with ICE. New York City is among the uncooperative jurisdictions, having passed a local law in November 2014 that states the police department will not honor ICE detainers. Orange County and Washington, D.C. also have policies that limit cooperation with ICE. In addition to the many cities and counties on the list, ICE also lists the entire states of California and Connecticut as being uncooperative. ICE began issuing Weekly Declined Detainer Outcome Reports last week in pursuance of President Trump’s January executive order “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” The agency has issued only two reports so far; the first one covered the week from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3. It listed 206 declined detainers throughout the country, with 142 from Travis County, Texas alone. The Travis County sheriff’s office has a policy of only accepting detainers when accompanied by a court order or when the subject of the request is charged with or has been convicted of capital murder, first degree murder, aggravated sexual assault or continuous smuggling of persons. America is headed down a suicidal path – but it’s a subtle invasion, and not many Americans understand the full extent of the problem. Get all the details in Leo Hohmann’s brand new book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest Through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad,” available now in hard copy or e-book at the WND Superstore. Although all detainer requests in the ICE reports were recorded as declined during the specified weeks in January and February 2017, many were issued earlier, usually in 2015 or 2016. ICE listed one notable criminal activity, either a charge or conviction, associated with each individual whose detainer was declined. The activities included such crimes as assault, robbery, domestic violence, burglary, sexual assault, weapons possession and driving under the influence. Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, welcomes the addition of these declined detainer reports to the public realm. “I think it’s really important information for the public to have so that we can have an informed debate over the public safety problems created by sanctuaries,” Vaughan told WND. “It’s clear that the main beneficiaries of sanctuary policies are criminal aliens, many of them with very serious criminal histories.” Vaughan, who has previously testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the threats sanctuary cities pose to public safety, noted politicians in sanctuary jurisdictions often say ICE wants to deport harmless people who are good for the community, but the list of crimes committed by released aliens puts that argument to bed. “I think this shows exactly who is being shielded by these policies, and they are people who should clearly be a priority for deportation,” she asserted. Vaughan believes the reports will, in some cases, pressure sanctuary cities and counties to start complying with ICE detainers. She knows this because of the reaction CIS has received from publishing ICE’s list of sanctuary jurisdictions over the last few years. “We’ve gotten tremendous feedback from agencies, some of whom didn’t realize the impact of their policy or that there was another way they could do it,” Vaughan revealed. “Sometimes it was because citizens in these areas saw it and raised a stink with their local lawmakers. There are a couple of cases I know of where new sheriffs have been elected because they promised to overturn the sanctuary policies of their predecessors.” Overall, Vaughan applauds the Trump administration for its willingness to publicly expose sanctuary jurisdictions. “In general, this kind of transparency is a big improvement over past administrations and tells me that the Trump administration is confident that its policies and its approach are going to be popular with the public and that they will withstand public scrutiny,” she said. America is headed down a suicidal path – but it’s a subtle invasion, and not many Americans understand the full extent of the problem. Get all the details in Leo Hohmann’s brand new book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest Through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad,” available now in hard copy or e-book at the WND Superstore.

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Susan Rice ordered unmasking of Trump team in intel, Bloomberg View reports

By Kelly Riddell - The Washington Times - Monday, April 3, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Susan Rice, who Newsweek once described as former President Barack Obama’s “right-hand woman,” was at the center of unmasking Trump administration officials, a new report concludes. Eli Lake, who broke the story for Bloomberg View, wrote on Monday morning: “White House lawyers last month discovered that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter. “The pattern of Rice’s requests was discovered in a National Security Council review of the government’s policy on ‘unmasking’ the identities of individuals in the U.S. who are not targets of electronic eavesdropping, but whose communications are collected incidentally. Normally those names are redacted from summaries of monitored conversations and appear in reports as something like ‘U.S. Person One.’ “The National Security Council’s senior director for intelligence, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, was conducting the review, according to two U.S. officials who spoke with Bloomberg View on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly. In February Cohen-Watnick discovered Rice’s multiple requests to unmask U.S. persons in intelligence reports that related to Trump transition activities. He brought this to the attention of the White House General Counsel’s office, who reviewed more of Rice’s requests and instructed him to end his own research into the unmasking policy. …” One U.S. official familiar with the reports said they contained valuable political information on the Trump transition such as whom the Trump team was meeting, the views of Trump associates on foreign policy matters and plans click to read more 

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etc. For I have warned you Russia is not your friend, I have warned you that China is not your friend, I have warned you that North Korea is not your friend and I have warned you that Iran is not your friend. etc.

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How North Korea could kill 90 percent of Americans

By R. James Woolsey and Vincent Pry, opinion contributors - 03/29/17 07:00 AM EDT

The mainstream media, and some officials who should know better, continue to allege North Korea does not yet have capability to deliver on its repeated threats to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons. False reassurance is given to the American people that North Korea has not “demonstrated” that it can miniaturize a nuclear warhead small enough for missile delivery, or build a reentry vehicle for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of penetrating the atmosphere to blast a U.S. city. Yet any nation that has built nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, as North Korea has done, can easily overcome the relatively much simpler technological challenge of warhead miniaturization and reentry vehicle design. Indeed, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un has been photographed posing with what appears to be a genuine miniaturized nuclear warhead for ballistic missiles. And North Korea does, in fact, have two classes of ICBMs—the road mobile KN-08 and KN-14—which both appear to be equipped with sophisticated reentry vehicles. Even if it were true that North Korea does not yet have nuclear missiles, their “Dear Leader” could deliver an atomic bomb hidden on a freighter sailing under a false flag into a U.S. port, or hire their terrorist allies to fly a nuclear 9/11 suicide mission across the unprotected border with Mexico. In this scenario, populous port cities like New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, or big cities nearest the Mexican border, like San Diego, Phoenix, Austin, and Santa Fe, would be most at risk. A Hiroshima-type A-Bomb having a yield of 10-kilotons detonated in a major city would cause about 200,000 casualties from blast, thermal, and radiation effects. North Korea has tested a nuclear weapon having an estimated yield of 20-30 kilotons. The Defense Department assesses that on January 6, 2016, North Korea may have tested components of an H-Bomb. H-Bombs are much more powerful than A-Bombs and can produce much greater casualties—millions of casualties in a big city like New York. The notion that North Korea is testing A-Bombs and H-Bomb components, but does not yet have the sophistication to miniaturize warheads and make reentry vehicles for missile delivery is absurd. Eight years ago, in 2008, the CIA's top East Asia analyst publicly stated North Korea successfully miniaturized nuclear warheads for delivery on its Nodong medium-range missile. The Nodong is able to strike South Korea and Japan or, if launched off a freighter, even the United States. In 2011, the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Lt. General Ronald Burgess, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee that North Korea has weaponized its nuclear devices into warheads for arming ballistic missiles. On April 7, 2015, at a Pentagon press conference, Admiral William Gortney, then Commander of North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD), responsible for protecting the U.S. from long-range missiles, warned that the intelligence community assesses North Korea's KN-08 mobile ICBM could strike the U.S. with a nuclear warhead. And on October 7, 2015, Gortney again warned the Atlantic Council: "I agree with the intelligence community that we assess that they [North Koreans] have the ability, they have the weapons, and they have the ability to miniaturize those weapons, and they have the ability to put them on a rocket that can range the [U.S.] homeland." In February and March of 2015, former senior national security officials of the Reagan and Clinton administrations warned that North Korea should be regarded as capable of delivering by satellite a small nuclear warhead, specially designed to make a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack against the United States. According to the Congressional EMP Commission, a single warhead delivered by North Korean satellite could blackout the national electric grid and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures for over a year—killing 9 of 10 Americans by starvation and societal collapse. Two North Korean satellites, the KMS-3 and KMS-4, presently orbit over the U.S. on trajectories consistent with surprise EMP attack. Why do the press and public officials ignore or under-report these facts? Perhaps no administration wants to acknowledge that North Korea is an existential threat on their watch. Whatever the motives for obfuscating the North Korean nuclear threat, the need to protect the American people is immediate and urgent: The U.S. must be prepared to preempt North Korea by any means necessary—including nuclear weapons. Launch a crash program to harden against EMP attack the U.S. electric grid to preserve American civilization and hundreds of millions of lives. This could be part of President Trump’s infrastructure modernization project. Beef up national missile defenses. Revive President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), the unfairly derided “Star Wars.” Space-based missile defenses could still render nuclear missiles obsolete and offer a permanent, peaceful, solution to problems like North Korea. Ambassador R. James Woolsey was the Director of Central Intelligence from 1993-95. Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is chief of staff of the Congressional EMP Commission, served in the House Armed Services Committee and the CIA. 

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Former US Attorney: Susan Rice Ordered Spy Agencies To Produce ‘Detailed Spreadsheets’ Involving Trump

Richard Pollock Reporter 10:08 PM 04/03/2017

Update: In response to a question Tuesday from NBC News reporter Andrea Mitchell, former Obama White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice denied that she “prepared” spreadsheets of surveilled telephone calls involving Donald Trump and his aides. The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group, however, reported that Rice “ordered” the spreadsheets to be produced. In addition, former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova, one of TheDCNF’s sources, said Tuesday in response to Rice that her denial “would come as quite a surprise to the government officials who have reviewed dozens of those spreadsheets.” Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice ordered U.S. spy agencies to produce “detailed spreadsheets” of legal phone calls involving Donald Trump and his aides when he was running for president, according to former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova. “What was produced by the intelligence community at the request of Ms. Rice were detailed spreadsheets of intercepted phone calls with unmasked Trump associates in perfectly legal conversations with individuals,” diGenova told The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group Monday. “The overheard conversations involved no illegal activity by anybody of the Trump associates, or anyone they were speaking with,” diGenova said. “In short, the only apparent illegal activity was the unmasking of the people in the calls.” Other official sources with direct knowledge and who requested anonymity confirmed to TheDCNF diGenova’s description of surveillance reports Rice ordered one year before the 2016 presidential election. Also on Monday, Fox News and Bloomberg News, citing multiple sources reported that Rice had requested the intelligence information that was produced in a highly organized operation. Fox said the unmasked names of Trump aides were given to officials at the National Security Council (NSC), the Department of Defense, James Clapper, President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, and John Brennan, Obama’s CIA Director. Joining Rice in the alleged White House operations was her deputy Ben Rhodes, according to Fox. Critics of the atmosphere prevailing throughout the Obama administration’s last year in office point to former Obama Deputy Defense Secretary Evelyn Farkas who admitted in a March 2 television interview on MSNBC that she “was urging my former colleagues,” to “get as much information as you can, get as much intelligence as you can, before President Obama leaves the administration.Farkas sought to walk back her comments in the weeks following: “I didn’t give anybody anything except advice.” Col. (Ret.) James Waurishuk, an NSC veteran and former deputy director for intelligence at the U.S. Central Command, told TheDCNF that many hands had to be involved throughout the Obama administration to launch such a political spying program. “The surveillance initially is the responsibility of the National Security Agency,” Waurishuk said. “They have to abide by this guidance when one of the other agencies says, ‘we’re looking at this particular person which we would like to unmask.'” “The lawyers and counsel at the NSA surely would be talking to the lawyers and members of counsel at CIA, or at the National Security Council or at the Director of National Intelligence or at the FBI,” he said. “It’s unbelievable of the level and degree of the administration to look for information on Donald Trump and his associates, his campaign team and his transition team. This is really, really serious stuff.” Michael Doran, former NSC senior director, told TheDCNF Monday that “somebody blew a hole in the wall between national security secrets and partisan politics.” This “was a stream of information that was supposed to be hermetically sealed from politics and the Obama administration found a way to blow a hole in that wall,” he said. Doran charged that potential serious crimes were undertaken because “this is a leaking of signal intelligence.” “That’s a felony,” he told TheDCNF. “And you can get 10 years for that. It is a tremendous abuse of the system. We’re not supposed to be monitoring American citizens. Bigger than the crime, is the breach of public trust.” Waurishuk said he was most dismayed that “this is now using national intelligence assets and capabilities to spy on the elected, yet-to-be-seated president.” “We’re looking at a potential constitutional crisis from the standpoint that we used an extremely strong capability that’s supposed to be used to safeguard and protect the country,” he said. “And we used it for political purposes by a sitting president. That takes on a new precedent.”

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etc. Keep your eyes; keep your eyes upon what is going on in the Mid-East, that is your tree, that is your tree, I have told you to watch Israel, that is your tree. etc.

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Israel, European states advance plans for world's longest underwater gas pipeline

By Sharon Udasin April 3, 2017 15:02

The proposed 2,000 kilometer (subsea pipeline would connect gas fields offshore Israel and Cyprus with Greece and possibly Italy. Aiming to transform the Eastern Mediterranean into a regional energy hub, Israeli and European officials signed a joint declaration on Monday to promote construction of the world’s longest subsea natural-gas pipeline. “This is the beginning of a wonderful friendship between four Mediterranean countries – Israel, Cyprus, Greece and Italy,” National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz said at a press conference in Tel Aviv. “This is going to be the longest and deepest subsea gas pipeline in the world. It’s a very ambitious project.” The unprecedented $6-7 billion plan involves building a privately funded 2,200- km. deep-sea pipeline linking Israeli and Cypriot gas to the shores of Greece and Italy. After a recent feasibility study indicated the daunting project is technically possible, the energy ministers of the four countries and the energy commissioner of the European Union came together Monday for their first quadrilateral meeting to promote the plans. If all proceeds as expected, the ministers hope to see gas flowing through the pipeline by 2025. “We strongly support the development of the region as a future gas supplier,” said European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete. “It is clear that the potential resources of this region are very significant.” The EU currently receives its gas primarily from Russian and North Sea reservoirs – the latter of which are rapidly depleting. Europe could provide an attractive outlet for Eastern Mediterranean gas for decades to come due to its stable market for investors and geographical vicinity to the supplier, Cañete explained. “We support the East Med project and look forward to the rapid completion of the study phase,” he said. Cañete expressed his confidence that the plans would meet commission requirements and receive further financial backing for continued research but acknowledged that the European Commission cannot yet make definite commitments, Because the pipeline is considered an EU Project of Common Interest, the European Commission co-financed the project’s feasibility study, which was conducted by gas infrastructure developer IGI Poseidon – a 50-50 joint venture of Italian energy company Edison and the Greek DEPA Group. IGI Poseidon has already committed millions of euros to studying the project in hopes that a final investment decision can be reached by 2020, according to IGI Poseidon CEO Elio Ruggeri. Italy, in particular, he stressed, will have a shortage of gas supply contracts starting that same year, so “opening a new route adds reliability of supply to the Italian and European market.” IGI Poseidon is open to potential new partners, though the company remains the project owner until a final investment decision occurs, he explained. Italian Economic Development Minister Carlo Calenda said the pipeline is a priority project for his country as Italy works to phase out coal and build up a secure natural gas supply, “We think this project in the next decades can be a real pillar of our energy strategies,” he said. “Now, we need to speed up the project to realize it.” Calenda said the pipeline plans will be presented at the G7 Summit in Sicily next month as a “clear example of how we can diversify the supply in Europe and in Italy.” Echoing Calenda’s remarks, Greek Environment and Energy Minister Giorgos Stathakis emphasized the importance of not only diversifying gas sources, but also ensuring the security of supply. “As a transit country and because of its geographical position, obviously, Greece has a central role in this diversification process,” Stathakis said. “The next steps in the development of the project will need the full support of the ministers and the commission,” he continued. “This meeting today is a major step toward this direction.” As both a transit country and gas producer for the potential pipeline, Cyprus also has much to gain from partaking in this ambitious project, according to Cypriot Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis. “We consider the Eastern Mediterranean pipeline as a manifestation of our efforts over the past few years,” Lakkotrypis said. “We feel that this project can actually showcase the potential of the East Med to create another corridor into the European markets.” Despite the expensive and complicated nature of the project, the ministers expressed confidence that private companies such as IGI Poseidon would deem the plans an attractive investment. After a recent trip to the US, which included meetings with representatives from several large investment banks, Steinitz recalled that many were interested in this project and other potential gas developments in Israel and Cyprus. “Especially when they heard that the European energy commissioner was behind it [and] ready to give some assistance, that was very helpful,” he said. “This is going to be a private business project, but, first, the four governments should agree on the basic terms and regulatory issues.” Describing the pipeline as a “top priority for the four countries,” Steinitz said the partners decided on Monday to order their directors- general to meet every 60 days with the goal of shaping a quadrilateral memorandum of understanding by the end of 2017. “It’s going to be a wonderful and very beneficial Mediterranean partnership,” he added 

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Trump calls critics' bluff: Will share intel on Obama spying

Spicer: 'The smart move was to make all the materials available'

Published: 2 days ago By Garth Kant

Ron Paul's Urgent Warning

Short interview with 22-year Congressman Ron Paul has many on edge. Go to

WASHINGTON – It didn’t take long for a buzz of electricity to crackle through the glorified shoebox that is the White House press briefing room. It was the news they’d all been waiting to hear. Network reporters jumped on boxes to do live reports breathlessly passing on the news: The New York Times had just dropped a bombshell. And then they all proceeded to miss the lead. That was likely because the Times itself had buried the lead 10 paragraphs below the headline, which read: “2 White House Officials Helped Give Nunes Intelligence Reports.” However, the tenth paragraph read: “But the officials’ description of the intelligence is in line with Mr. Nunes’s own characterization of the material.” In other words, the New York Times’ own sources confirmed that the way House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., had described the information in key classified documents was accurate. And what Nunes had seen may prove President Trump’s claim that former President Obama spied on him and his transition team. Still, the media remained fixated on how Nunes got the information, and whether it was improperly obtained, rather than what the information actually said. And why he wasn’t sharing it with other key lawmakers, including the leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence committees. Like the reporting you see here? Sign up for free news alerts from, America’s independent news network. So, on Thursday afternoon, the White House dropped a bombshell of its own, and announced at the start of the daily press briefing that it had invited leaders of congressional intelligence committees to review the documents Nunes has seen. In that one fell swoop, President Trump totally changed the dynamic in the hottest controversy in Washington, by: Defusing much of the criticism of chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. for not sharing the information with other congressional leaders; Providing congressional leaders access to evidence that may show President Obama spied on the Trump transition team; Forcing the media to focus on the message instead of the messenger. To recap, Nunes had announced on March 22, as WND reported, he had learned from intelligence sources that “on numerous occasions, the intelligence community incidentally collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition.” And details about those people “were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting” even though they had “little or no apparent foreign intelligence value.” Learn more about the man front and center in the news today. Get Rep. Devin Nunes’ manifesto for “Restoring the Republic.” Then it was reported that on March 21, the day before Nunes made his announcement, he had come to the White House to meet a source and review dozens of intelligence reports on the Trump transition team acquired via government spying. The next day, Nunes discussed the intelligence reports with President Trump but said he hasn’t been able to share the contents with others because he wants to protect his sources, who he described as whistle-blowers taking great risks to expose wrongdoing. Essentially, the chairman has been waiting for the FBI, CIA and NSA to provide information to the Intelligence committee which could corroborate the information his sources provided. Then the committee would know what Nunes knows and see what he’s seen. On March 15, Nunes and Intelligence committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., sent a letter to the heads of the FBI, CIA and NSA, asking for a full account of surveillance activities by the Obama administration on the Trump transition team. WND has learned the committee has received a little information back but is waiting for much more from all three agencies. If the agencies fully comply with the request, they believe the documents will shed a lot of light on the issue. Nunes has said the NSA has been complying with the request, but the FBI has not. However, those three spy agencies were not the only ones to whom the March 15 letter was addressed. The letter was also CC’d to acting Director of National Intelligence Michael Dempsey. The DNI is a member of the White House staff, as the principal adviser to the president on intelligence matters related to national security. So, White House Counsel Donald McGahn responded to the March 15 request by inviting intelligence committee leaders to look at the documents for themselves, and “determine whether information collected on U.S. persons was mishandled and leaked.” The White House letter also asks the committees to determine if the intelligence collection was proper, whether names were revealed improperly, and “to the extent that U.S. citizens were subject to such surveillance, were civil liberties violated?” “Our view was that the smart move was to make all the materials available to the chairman and the ranking member of the relevant committees,” said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. He added, “We want them to look into this, as we have maintained all along – that I think there’s a belief that the president has maintained – that there was surveillance that occurred during the 2016 election that was improper.” Before the start of the press briefing Spicer read from the White House letter to the ranking members and chairmen of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees that said: “In the ordinary course of business, national security staff discovered documents that we believe are in response to your March 15, 2017 letter to the intelligence community seeking ‘documents necessary to determine whether information collected on U.S. persons was mishandled and leaked.'” Spicer then said, “We have and will invite the Senate and House ranking members and Chairman up to the White House to view that material in accordance with their schedule.” As WND reported on Thursday, a former Obama official appears to have inadvertently confirmed the former president’s administration spied on then President-elect Trump’s transition team for political purposes. Speaking on MSNBC March 2, Evelyn Farkas, deputy assistant secretary of defense under Obama, confirmed that not only was the previous administration collecting intelligence on the Trump team, it was attempting to share it as far and wide as possible. Farkas said the reason for that was, “We have very good intelligence on Russia,” and she “very worried because not enough was coming out into the open.” However, since then, intelligence chiefs who have seen the classified information in question, including Obama’s own former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper as well as former acting CIA Director Michael Morell, have said they have seen no evidence of collusion between the Trump team and the Russian government. That would appear to indicate the real reason the Obama administration was feverishly collecting and sharing the classified information was not for national security purposes, but for political reasons. For weeks, reporters have demanded to know: Where is the evidence to back up President Trump’s claim that the Obama administration spied on him? Then reporters demanded to know details about how Nunes got the intelligence information showing the Obama administration spied on the Trump team and where he got it. Nunes said he went to the White House to meet a source and review dozens of intelligence reports because that was simply the most convenient secure location that had a computer connected to the system that housed the reports. The chairman told Bloomberg News, “We don’t have networked access to these kinds of reports in Congress.” Nunes also said his source was an intelligence official and not a member of the White House staff. But when the Times story broke Thursday morning, claiming that a pair of White House officials “helped” Nunes get the intelligence reports, reporters thought they had a smoking gun proving the administration colluded with the chairman in some nefarious way to obtain the information. However, a close look at the Times story shows that it said only that a pair of White House officials “played a role” in providing the reports to Nunes and “assisted” in the disclosure. Those vague descriptions did not indicate the Trump White House played any role in shaping the content of the reports. Ever since Nunes made his March 22 announcement that he had seen the intelligence information, Spicer has accused the reporters of attacking the messenger and ignoring the message, and the Times story added gasoline to the fire. Spicer’s sentiments were perhaps best summed up by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who said earlier in the week, “Whether it was the White House or Waffle House, what difference does it make if the information is reliable and authentic?” Get the hottest, most important news stories on the Internet – delivered FREE to your inbox as soon as they break! Take just 30 seconds and sign up for WND’s Email News Alerts!

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Army Officer Warns Of Democratic Coup Plans

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Hodgson: Elected officials of ‘sanctuary cities’ should be arrested

By Liliana Rutler Published: March 29, 2017, 6:39 am

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WPRI) — Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson has taking his fight against sanctuary cities to the nation’s capitol. Hodgson testified in Washington on Tuesday before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on immigration. He called ‘sanctuary cities’ a danger. The sheriff told lawmakers that the mayors of these cities are breaking the law and should therefore be arrested. “These officials pledge not to work with, cooperate or even communicate with federal immigration enforcement. As a result, these ‘safe zones’ have become magnets for illegal aliens, some of which have violent criminal records. If these sanctuary cities are going to harbor and conceal criminal illegal aliens from ICE, which is in direct violate of Title 8 of the US Code, federal arrest warrants should be issued for their elected officials,” said Hodgson in Washington on Tuesday. Earlier this year, Sheriff Hodgson signed a deal with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Under the agreement, officers from the Sheriff’s Department will be trained to conduct immigration screenings on inmates, the same as ICE agents. Hodgson has also pitched support from Bristol County inmates to help build President Donald Trump’s wall between the U.S. and Mexico. On Wednesday, Sheriff Hodgson is scheduled to meet with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. On Monday, Sessions announced he will withhold federal grant money to sanctuary cities in an effort to get them to cooperate with federal immigration laws. 

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Jewish News

Letter written to Grand Mufti from Himmler uncovered

The document in question is a letter of praise sent by head of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, to Palestinian leader Amin al-Husseini in the autumn of 1943 at the height of the extermination of Jews in Europe.

Ynet|Published: 30.03.17 , 15:36

The archives of the National Library of Israel have revealed another document that attests to a connection between Nazi Germany and Mufti Hajj Amin al-Husseini. The document in question is a letter of praise sent by head of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, to the Palestinian leader in the autumn of 1943 at the height of the extermination of Jews in Europe. "To the Grand Mufti Amin al-Husseini. The National-Socialist movement of greater Germany has made its fight against world Jewry a guiding principle since its very beginning. For that reason it has been closely following the battle of freedom-seeking Arabs—and especially in Palestine—against the Jewish invaders," wrote the SS commander. Himmler continued, saying, "The joint recognition of the enemy, and the joint battle against him are what creates the firm allegiance between Germany and freedom-seeking Muslims all over the world." Himmler ended the letter with congratulations to the Mufti, saying, "In this spirit, I am happy to wish you on the first anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, warm wishes for the continuation of your battle until the big victory." Al-Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem, was considered the main instigator of the 1920 riots and was sentenced in absentia by the British Mandate authorities to 15 years in prison. However, he was granted a pardon within a short period of time, and was appointed a year later to the Mufti, the supreme authority on matters of religion. He took an extreme line, rejected any cooperation with British Mandate authorities, objected to the establishment of a Jewish national home and rejected any possibility of reaching an agreement with the Jews. After his exile from Palestine, he stayed in Iraq during the war with Nazi Germany. The letter from Himmler was sent about two years after the meeting between the Mufti and Adolf Hitler in the midst of World War II, during the murder of millions of Jews in Eastern Europe. According to a British archive revealed 50 years ago, the Mufti asked "to take the opportunity to thank the Fuehrer, who is popular with the entire Arab world, for the sympathy he has always shown to the Arab world, especially the Palestinians. "The Arab states are convinced that Germany will win the war and that Arab interests will flourish. The Arabs are Germany's natural friends because they have the common enemies of Germany, especially the British, the Jews and the Communists, and for this reason they were willing to cooperate with Germany with all their heart." The subject of the Mufti's connection with the Nazis was the background created in Israel last year following a speech made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's in which he claimed that Hitler did not want to exterminate the Jews, but Al-Husseini convinced him.,7340,L-4942848,00.html 

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Russian and American troops are within ‘hand-grenade range’ of each other in Syria as they overlap while fighting ISIS, warn US commanders

Daily Mail

Russian and US troops are working with Kurdish YPG fighters to combat ISIS

A defense expert warns that ‘escalation is bound to happen’ between troops

US Central Command said, however, that military commanders are working together to avoid accidental casualties and inadvertently striking one another

Russia wants an ‘alliance’ with the US and to be ‘recognized as an equal partner’

During the first two weeks of March, the troops worked together to stop the Turkish army from entering Manbij, a town in the Aleppo region of Syria

Russian troops are within ‘hand-grenade range’ of American forces in parts of Syria, sparking fears of escalated tension in the region. The two nations are working together with Kurdish YPG fighters in the country to combat ISIS in Syria and neighboring Iraq. Though the countries’ commanders are in contact, the Pentagon stopped military-to-military cooperation following Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. Recently the forces ‘have converged literally within hand-grenade range of one another’, warned Army Lt. Gen. Steven Townsend, the commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve. Recently US and Russian forces ‘have converged literally within hand-grenade range of one another’. Pictured above, Russian soldiers gather as rebel fighters and their families evacuate the besieged Waer district in the central Syrian city of Homs, after an agreement reached between rebels and Syria’s army ‘Escalation is bound to happen,’ Andreas Krieg, a professor at the Defense Studies Department at King’s College London, told NBC News. US Central Command said, however, that military commanders are working together to avoid accidental casualties and inadvertently striking one another. Russia wants ‘an alliance between Russia and the United States in fighting terrorism, and to be recognized as an equal partner with the United States’, Igor Sutyagin, a senior research fellow at London’s Royal United Services Institute, told NBC. He said an alliance would strengthen its ‘international standing as a power and its position with its own people’. Kreig added that US and Russian interests in the Middle East are ‘overlapping to a huge extent’. ‘Fighting ISIS and fighting the jihadis is absolutely the first priority of the [Donald] Trump administration,’ he told NBC News. ‘This is why [Defense Secretary James] Mattis is going so hardcore after ISIS. And almost everything goes as long as they are fighting jihadis at the same time.’ As of last month, there were approximately 1,000 US troops fighting on the ground, while there are between 1,600 and 4,500 Russian troops in the same area. US Central Command said said that US and Russian military commanders are working together to avoid accidental casualties and inadvertently striking one another. Pictured above, a Syrian security personnel (right) and Russian soldiers (back) monitor as rebel fighters and their families evacuate the besieged Waer US commanders are weighing the possibility of deploying hundreds more troops, and the Pentagon this week announced it had provided artillery support and choppered local forces behind enemy lines in a bid to seize a strategic dam. During the first two weeks of March, the troops worked together to stop the Turkish army from entering Manbij, a town in the Aleppo region of Syria. A witness told NBC that he saw Russian, Syrian and US troops all within three miles from one another at separate bases near the town on March 12. Before teaming up with Kurdish fighters, US and Russian troops were on different sides of the Syrian civil war.

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Will We Find A Permanent, Peaceful Solution To North Korea Before A Single Warhead By North Korean Satellite Takes Down The National Electric Grid?

March 30, 2017 Story submitted to All News Pipeline by Ambassador R. James Woolsey and Dr. Peter Vincent Pry

The mainstream media, and some officials who should know better, continue to allege North Korea does not yet have capability to deliver on its repeated threats to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons. False reassurance is given to the American people that North Korea has not “demonstrated” that it can miniaturize a nuclear warhead small enough for missile delivery, or build a reentry vehicle for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of penetrating the atmosphere to blast a U.S. city. Yet any nation that has built nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, as North Korea has done, can easily overcome the relatively much simpler technological challenge of warhead miniaturization and reentry vehicle design. Indeed, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un has been photographed posing with what appears to be a genuine miniaturized nuclear warhead for ballistic missiles. And North Korea does, in fact, have two classes of ICBMs—the road mobile KN-08 and KN-14—which both appear to be equipped with sophisticated reentry vehicles. Even if it were true that North Korea does not yet have nuclear missiles, their “Dear Leader” could deliver an atomic bomb hidden on a freighter sailing under a false flag into a U.S. port, or hire their terrorist allies to fly a nuclear 9/11 suicide mission across the unprotected border with Mexico. In this scenario, populous port cities like New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, or big cities nearest the Mexican border, like San Diego, Phoenix, Austin, and Santa Fe, would be most at risk. A Hiroshima-type A-Bomb having a yield of 10-kilotons detonated in a major city would cause about 200,000 casualties from blast, thermal, and radiation effects. North Korea has tested a nuclear weapon having an estimated yield of 20-30 kilotons. The Defense Department assesses that on January 6, 2016, North Korea may have tested components of an H-Bomb. H-Bombs are much more powerful than A-Bombs and can produce much greater casualties—millions of casualties in a big city like New York. The notion that North Korea is testing A-Bombs and H-Bomb components, but does not yet have the sophistication to miniaturize warheads and make reentry vehicles for missile delivery is absurd. Eight years ago, in 2008, the CIA's top East Asia analyst publicly stated North Korea successfully miniaturized nuclear warheads for delivery on its Nodong medium-range missile. The Nodong is able to strike South Korea and Japan or, if launched off a freighter, even the United States. In 2011, the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Lt. General Ronald Burgess, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee that North Korea has weaponized its nuclear devices into warheads for arming ballistic missiles. On April 7, 2015, at a Pentagon press conference, Admiral William Gortney, then Commander of North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD), responsible for protecting the U.S. from long-range missiles, warned that the intelligence community assesses North Korea's KN-08 mobile ICBM could strike the U.S. with a nuclear warhead. And on October 7, 2015, Gortney again warned the Atlantic Council: "I agree with the intelligence community that we assess that they [North Koreans] have the ability, they have the weapons, and they have the ability to miniaturize those weapons, and they have the ability to put them on a rocket that can range the [U.S.] homeland." In February and March of 2015, former senior national security officials of the Reagan and Clinton administrations warned that North Korea should be regarded as capable of delivering by satellite a small nuclear warhead, specially designed to make a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack against the United States. According to the Congressional EMP Commission, a single warhead delivered by North Korean satellite could blackout the national electric grid and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures for over a year—killing 9 of 10 Americans by starvation and societal collapse. Two North Korean satellites, the KMS-3 and KMS-4, presently orbit over the U.S. on trajectories consistent with surprise EMP attack. Why do the press and public officials ignore or under-report these facts? Perhaps no administration wants to acknowledge that North Korea is an existential threat on their watch. Whatever the motives for obfuscating the North Korean nuclear threat, the need to protect the American people is immediate and urgent: The U.S. must be prepared to preempt North Korea by any means necessary—including nuclear weapons. Launch a crash program to harden against EMP attack the U.S. electric grid to preserve American civilization and hundreds of millions of lives. This could be part of President Trump’s infrastructure modernization project. Beef up national missile defenses. Revive President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), the unfairly derided “Star Wars.” Space-based missile defenses could still render nuclear missiles obsolete and offer a permanent, peaceful, solution to problems like North Korea. Ambassador R. James Woolsey was the Director of Central Intelligence from 1993-95. Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is chief of staff of the Congressional EMP Commission, served in the House Armed Services Committee and the CIA. More of Dr. Pry's stories can be found here. Story originally published at The Hill. 

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Episode 23 - Interview with Steve Quayle: Fukushima Radiation Everywhere, and Dark Forces Undermining Our Institutions

From: Remnant Radio Network

A MUST LISTEN if you're concerned about the REAL FORCES BEHIND our NATION'S demise!!!

Chris and Ross Interview Steve Quayle of , nationally known radio host, photographer and author of a numerous books. For the past seven years, Quayle has prophetically articulated the need for Americans to be aware of bioterrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Steve continues to shout from the rooftops about the coming massive loss of life due to lack of civil defense ... See More 

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“Most catastrophic fisheries collapse in history” expected along West Coast — Official: “This is a nightmare, I have never in my life dreamed that it could get this bad” — Threat of “coast-wide fishing failure” (VIDEO)

Published: March 30th, 2017 at 12:43 pm ET By ENENews

Yurok Tribe Press Release, Mar 24, 2017 (emphasis added): The Yurok Tribe is bracing for the far-reaching economic, cultural, and social challenges created by what is expected to be the most catastrophic fisheries collapse in the Klamath River’s history. The number of fall Chinook salmon predicted to return… is the lowest on record… This unprecedented fisheries crash will have real consequences for the Yurok people… “This is a nightmare. I have never in my life dreamed that it could get this bad,” said Thomas P. O’Rourke Sr., Chairman of the Yurok Tribe… The bleak 2017 forecast is linked to a three-punch combination, comprised of two straight years of extremely elevated juvenile fish disease levels, diminished river conditions and poor ocean health… “We are in crisis mode… [this is] the most terrible fisheries disaster in the Tribe’s history,” said Chairman O’Rourke. KRCR News, Mar 24, 2017: The Yurok Tribe announced Friday that they are preparing for what they are calling, “The most catastrophic fisheries collapse in the Klamath River’s history.“ Yurok officials said that the amount Chinook salmon predicted to return to the river in 2017 is… the lowest number on record. KRCR News transcript excerpt, Mar 24, 2017: “The Yurok Tribe is announcing a major disaster. They’ve been bracing for what they are expecting to be one of the most catastrophic fisheries collapse in the history of the Klamath River. The number of fall Chinook salmon predicted to return to the river this year is the lowest on record, that’s according to the tribe.” Anderson Valley Advertiser, Mar 22, 2017: Salmon Runs Crash… With record low runs forecasted, the commercial and recreational ocean Chinook salmon fishing seasons in the Klamath Management Zone (KMZ) from Southern Oregon to north of Shelter Cove will be closed this season… Ocean salmon abundance is expected to be so low this year that the Pacific Fishery Management Council… is considering a statewide closure of the commercial Chinook salmon season… A PFMC press release… stated that “drought, disease, poor ocean conditions and other issues” are expected to reduce Klamath River Chinook salmon returns to a record low level… [Mike Burner, the PFMC’s deputy director said] “we are in unprecedented territory.” The Record, Mar 21, 2017: Scientists believe the numbers of adult chinook salmon in the ocean this year are so low that recreational and commercial fishing seasons up and down the California coast will be drastically reduced… Oregon Public Broadcasting, Mar 13, 2017: The West Coast is on track for a meager and potentially disastrous salmon season… [Butch Smith, who chairs an advisory panel that helps the Pacific Fishery Management Council set salmon seasons] this year may end up being considered a coast-wide fishing failure. 

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etc.  for the world hates the Christians more now than at anytime in history.  Even during the days Jesus walked on earth, it is much worse now and it is not going to get better because those that don’t believe the truth are going to come against you like never before because they don’t want you to know the truth etc.

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The War Against Christians is Accelerating on All Fronts – Steve Quayle & Pastor David Lankford Provide Critical Status Report & Guidance Tonight on The Hagmann Report 8-10:00 PM ET

By Douglas J. Hagmann - March 31, 2017

Christians have been in the crosshairs of a demonic enemy since Jesus Christ walked the earth. Recently, something has changed. The landscape of the battlefield has been altered, and the war has intensified across the earth, and continues to accelerate and intensify with each headline and every passing hour. The battle against Christians is raging, from the overt beheadings by Muslim terrorists to the more covert asymmetrical warfare in the West. Despite this increasing intensity and acceleration, it seems that more Christians have become disturbingly silent and even accommodating to an enemy determined to eradicate anyone who professes the name of Jesus as the only true Savior of mankind. There are many Christians who seem to be anemic, naïve, or perhaps deliberately dismissive of the increasingly fierce assault on true believers. True Christians have not been mandated to passivity. We do not have that luxury despite knowing how the war ends and that as true believers of Jesus Christ, we will walk with Him in victory. However, that does not mean we can be passive in this war – the greatest war in the history of the earth. However, we cannot be effective in this battle without the proper instruction and equipment. We must be prepared for the many deceptions that we will encounter, and be properly equipped for battle. We must stand in the power of the blood of Jesus Christ and choose deliverance over deception. While we obviously receive our instructions from the Holy Bible in this epic battle, it is also pragmatic to look to field commanders for status reports and for “fine tuning” that is often necessary to be more effective. It’s part of Christian fellowship that we seek but find lacking in today’s churches, pastors and pulpits. Steve Quayle and Pastor Lankford team up again to provide Christians with a current “SitRep,” or an overview of battle conditions, and applicable instructions on being an effective soldier in this war for our very salvation. We read in Ephesians 6:10-18 (KJV) that we must put on the whole armor of God to be able to discern the deception ahead of us, and to help others do the same. During this broadcast, we will discuss the practical application of being righteously victorious in battle by understanding the tasks before us. Steve Quayle and Pastor Lankford will provide a necessary battle assessment and informative, instructional and inspirational update as we prepare to face our demonic opponent in the physical, while understanding that the battle exists against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:10-18 (KJV): 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; TO WATCH/LISTEN LIVE (8-10:00 PM ET), CLICK HERE.


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Christians Urged to Pull Children From Public Schools

Written by Alex Newman Thursday, 23 March 2017

The warning was clear: Christian parents should pull their children out of public schools, now, to protect them from spiritual damage, extreme indoctrination, and other serious problems. Pastors and churches should work to encourage that “exodus,” helping and encouraging families to put their kids in homeschools or private Christian schools as quickly as possible. The alternative will be the continued decline of the church in America and an acceleration of the nation's decline. That was the explosive message of an evangelical ministry leader speaking as a guest this week on one of America's top Christian radio programs. Dr. James Dobson, one of the nation's most influential Christian leaders and a former public-school teacher, hosted the discussion on his national radio program focusing on the spiritual danger of allowing children to sit in secular or even anti-God public schools for over a dozen formative years. Dobson's guest on his nationally syndicated show Family Talk, heard on hundreds of stations across America, was Lt. Col. E. Ray Moore, a retired military chaplain, a homeschooling pioneer, and the nation's leading advocate of a mass exodus of Christian children from the government schools. The explosive interview could have far-reaching ramifications, forcing millions of Christian parents and thousands of pastors across America to re-consider their choices. In the two-part interview, which aired Monday and Tuesday across the nation and is available online, Moore said churches and Christian families must launch a fresh effort to “really grow Christian schooling and homeschooling in the evangelical and conservative church community.” First of all, he said, there is a “scriptural pattern” that underpins his argument. “The Bible is clear: Scripture assigns the education of children to the family with assistance from the church — and not government,” said Moore, who leads Frontline Ministries and is the director of the Exodus Mandate Project to get children out of government schools. “So we actually do not believe in state-sponsored education in any fashion.” Citing various Bible verses, Moore said parents are commanded to raise their children up in the “culture” of the Lord. Homeschooling and Christian schools help fulfill that, he explained, adding that public schools today are overtly hostile to Christianity and the Bible. Especially in the early years of child development, homeschooling is an excellent choice, with Christian schools available later for those who feel they can't do it themselves. For one, it creates a strong solidarity in the family, Moore said, adding that many homeschooling families are able to avoid the “teenage rebellion” stage altogether. “These kids that are homeschooled, and their peers in Christian schools, are a different breed, it's a different culture,” he continued. Dr. Dobson agreed, saying the sentiment was “absolutely true,” and that young children are especially vulnerable to lifelong effects from being bullied or teased in their early years. “Today, public schools don't offer much in the way of values education, and if they do, it's often wrong,” said Dobson, who was described as “the nation's most influential evangelical leader” by The New York Times. “Particularly today, so much of what goes on in public schools is really harmful.” When Moore and Dobson were children, public schools still began the day with prayer and the Bible. “It was very, very different than it is today,” Dobson added. When asked by Dobson about his concerns, Moore let loose. “We got a reprieve in the last election, so I think it's time for Christians to take a look at resetting the agenda for the church in the area of K-12 Christian schooling and homeschooling,” said Moore, the author of the book Let My Children Go and an executive producer for the popular Christian film on government schools entitled IndoctriNation. “We have four years to do something better and different. I think it's time for pastors and churches and Christian leaders to really look at the Exodus Mandate option, which is our ministry, to pull out and start up private Christian schools and homeschools, that's what we're advocating.” Dr. Dobson asked Moore what damage the “indoctrination” the children are being subjected to in public schools — “they've been propagandized and given a philosophy that in many cases is contrary to scripture and what we believe” — has done to America's children. Citing resources put together by the Nehemiah Institute, Moore explained that if only millennials (18 to 34 years old) had voted, the GOP would have won only five states. “Trump would have gotten 23 electoral votes, and Hillary 504,” Moore said. “What it shows is that about 80 percent of the millennials, are pretty left and progressive, they're part of the Occupy crowd, that type of a voter. We're losing the next generation.” Perhaps even more alarming, the public schools are also responsible for the decline in morality and the church. “We believe you can make a case with data that the main reason the culture and the next generation are turning away from traditional values, from the Gospel, from Christianity, is primarily because of the indoctrination of the public-school system,” said Moore, adding that some 80 percent of evangelicals today have their children in government school. “So we're losing about 70 to 80 percent of the Christian children, they're abandoning the church and the Christian faith in their early adult years. And people will ask why this is happening. Well, you put them in a public school, you didn't give them a Christian education.” Moore, whose latest film, Escaping Common Core, goes through many of those arguments, said Christian churches need to be “fully committed to K-12 Christian schooling and homeschooling as a normal way of life among our people.” “If we do that, we can save our children, and maybe save our culture as well,” he said. After serving in Christian ministry for more than four decades, though, Moore said “it grieves me to have to say this, so I'll be as delicate as I can, but a lot of our very good conservative pastors are not doing their job on starting up Christian schools or encouraging K-12 Christian schooling.” He said many pastors have told him they are scared of taking a stand because so many in their flocks have their children in government schools. “So we're in an awkward moment in history where the pastors may think, if I speak up and really push this hard, I might lose my job,” Moore said. “They do think that. But if they don't, we lose our country and we lose our children.” While some have criticized his firm stance, Moore said that the criticism is actually declining. “The culture is changing in our direction, rapidly,” he said, suggesting Christian parents and leaders are increasingly realizing the threat posed by anti-God government schools. “They see it, they see what's happening in their own children.” Speaking to pastors in particular, Moore said they need to stand up. “Parents are going to have to give an account for their children, but pastors are going to have to give an account for their flock,” Moore said. “They have a charge to shepherd the flock, and part of that is providing Christian education for the children. I'm not talking about Sunday school, I'm talking about Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday school. Now, it's not going to be easy, but they've got to do it. And I think that a lot of pastors, if they don't step up, they could lose reward.... In pastoral work, we have to warn the flock, we have to teach, admonish, and this is an area that must be dealt with.” Moore also said he did not know of any “serious Christian leaders” who were still trusting their children to government schools. Across America, he said, Christians are increasingly realizing that the public-school system is a danger to their children, and are responding accordingly. And that is very good news, not just for the children, but for the whole country. In short, an exodus from the government schools, led by pastors and churches, could help save the children, the churches, the culture, and the country all in one, Moore argued. At the end of the first segment, Moore thanked Dobson for all he has done to raise awareness over the years. If more prominent Christian leaders such as Dobson would stand up, Moore said, the effect would be tremendous. Dobson seemed pleased, too. “It's nice having somebody else to beat this drum besides myself,” said Dr. Dobson, who founded both Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council, two of the most important and influential pro-family ministries in America. “I've said it for many, many years, and I don't regret a moment of it.” In the second half of the interview, which was broadcast on March 21, Dobson asked whether removing Christian children from public schools would deprive other children there of a Christian influence. Moore said he was glad the question came up. “That's called the salt and light argument, and it's the number one objection I get from people who don't support what I'm doing,” Moore explained, acknowledging Jesus' commands to the faithful to be salt and light. “But it doesn't apply to little children at the K-12 level in the public schools ... a little six, seven or eight year old is not ready for a hostile environment.” In fact, since that argument was made so often, Moore decided to produce a pamphlet addressing that exact subject. “We're putting them in harm's way in pagan and godless public schools,” he explained. “And I think, frankly, even though it's a valid text, it's probably the most misused and abused text in the Bible.... It's probably an excuse more than anything else, for not doing what scripture teaches on education. There is no wiggle room in the Bible on how we should educate our children.” In summary, children need to be brought up in the fear and admonition of the Lord, he said. And they are not getting that in government schools — in fact, they are getting the opposite — when, as Dobson argued, parents' number one job is to ensure that their children follow Christ. The consequences of the government school system are massive. Dobson and Moore discussed Abraham Lincoln's reputed comments on the fact that the philosophy in the classroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next. After that, Moore pointed to President Ronald Reagan's National Commission on Excellence in Education, which stated in its landmark 1983 A Nation at Risk report that the government school system was so bad, it threatened the future of Americans as a nation and a people. “If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war,” the report stated. And since then, the situation has only gotten much, much worse, Moore and Dobson agreed. “We're losing our children because of the extreme indoctrination going on,” Moore continued. “We have LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] teachings now in the schools, evolution — you can't teach intelligent design or creation — they're doing a revisionist form of American history, they're not even learning basic, rudimentary education anymore in a lot of our public schools.” He also attacked Common Core, the controversial national “education” standards foisted on states by the Obama administration, as part of a “radical progressive agenda” that has even started creeping into some Christian schools. Dobson, who was a public-school teacher at one time, explained how his journey into this field began in graduate school while at the University of Southern California, where he studied child development. “The big fad at that time ... was that early childhood development was necessary,” he said. “The experts at that time, in my field, were all convinced that children should be ushered into formal education — usually in state-sponsored education — and to do it at younger and younger ages, to get them into formal education as early as three years or even younger. Everyone seemed to believe that, and there were many federal grants at that time to get kids into formal classrooms, much of it at the public school level.” Multiple forces converged to push the idea — it created lots of jobs for teachers, it coincided with and facilitated the push to get as many mothers as possible into the work force, and of course the federal government drove much of the support. Dobson ended up believing in the idea. But on a speaking tour, somebody gave him a copy of Better Late Than Early: A New Approach to Your Child's Education, a book by the late homeschooling pioneer Raymond Moore — no relation to the Moore on this week's programs despite having the same name — and encouraged him to read it. “It was the first time I ever heard this notion that you would benefit children more by holding them out of public education than getting them into the early classroom situation,” Dobson said, adding that Moore had been in the same USC program as him. “It contradicted what I had been taught.” Dobson was so intrigued that he contacted the late Moore and invited the expert to his radio studio for a discussion. “It was like putting a match to gasoline,” he said. “I got it. I saw it. I knew he was right.” The conversation then went on to homeschooling all those decades ago. “That was a new concept to me,” Dobson explained. “My wife Shirley and I would have homeschooled if we had known about it. But nobody was talking about that at that time. That was a brand new idea for my listening audience, too. And frankly, I didn't know how many of them were out there.... The sky fell on me. You can't believe the number of calls and letters that came. They weren't mad at me, they were saying, tell me more, tell me more. And that was the beginning of the modern homeschool movement, and I supported it every year from that time on.” One person who heard those early broadcasts in 1981 was the Moore on this week's radio program who, by mere coincidence, shares a very similar name with the late Raymond Moore. The two Moores actually worked together after that. “I'm so happy to have this opportunity, Dr. Dobson, because I never have thanked you for that broadcast,” Moore told Dobson early on in this week's two-part interview. “So I'm thanking you today, and I know you're aware of the pivotal role it played in homeschooling. We think homeschooling started to grow exponentially after that, it just took off.” Moore told Dobson that he was already homeschooling at the time of those broadcasts in 1981, having started in 1977. “I'm guessing that at that time there may have been several hundred families homeschooling nationally. It was rare, and those who did really kept it quiet. It was under threat,” said Moore, whose own four children were homeschooled until at least middle school before attending private Christian schools. “We were comfortable that we were doing the Lord's will on it with our son, he was young at the time.... But even those of us doing God's will — and we believe we have scriptural, biblical basis for it — we still need to be affirmed, we need Godly people and respected Christian leaders to say you're doing the right thing, keep it up.” Both Moore and Dobson noted that even Jesus was homeschooled until he was 12-years old. And Moore said it was clearly the right choice, noting that his children, now in their 30s and 40s, are “still walking with the Lord,” have “good marriages,” and are “very successful.” The same is true as a general rule, both agreed, saying that homeschooled children and children from Christian schools were more respectful, better educated, and more. The data that does exist seems to confirm that, with homeschoolers on average doing far better on every relevant metric than their government-schooled peers. In a statement to The New American, Moore said his interview with Dr. Dobson was “a big moment for Exodus Mandate.” “After 50 years of service Dr. Dobson still holds the ´good housekeeping seal´ for the family,” he noted, saying he was glad to be able to expose the “educational malpractice called Common Core” and promote his latest movie on the subject, Escaping Common Core, Setting our Children Free. “K-12 Christian education and home schooling is one method to assure survival of traditional values and the natural family.” The interview will certainly have a major impact. On the show, Dobson mentioned that he had heard Moore speak at the enormously influential Council for National Policy (CNP), a low-profile gathering of top conservative and Christian leaders sought out by GOP presidential candidates on down. “You did a great job, and it was on that basis that I asked if you could be with us here on the broadcast,” Dobson said of Moore's CNP speech to many of America's most influential political and religious voices. Moore said the sentiment among top leaders was quickly changing as people realize the danger of government schools. Plus, with Common Core and other developments, many parents are also realizing that something is very wrong. Indeed, public schools have been getting more and more brazenly anti-Christian in recent years. And the indoctrination — both political and religious — has become progressively more extreme, to the point where it is now becoming obvious to anyone who cares to look. However, it still remains to be seen whether enough American children will be able to receive a good enough education to sustain the churches, the values, and the liberties that made America great. Alex Newman is co-author of Crimes of the Educators, and a correspondent for The New American, covering economics, education, politics, and more. Follow him on Twitter @ALEXNEWMAN_JOU. He can be reached at: 

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Amazing aerial footage shows firefighters battle raging inferno which collapsed part of Interstate 85 in Atlanta

First responders said a portion of Interstate 85 collapsed Thursday due to a massive fire under the bridge

Authorities said there were no immediate reports of casualties in the incident and it's unclear how fire started

Aerial video showed smoke billowing from highway as firefighters extinguished blaze alongside the road

Georgia Department of Transportation said they are looking over collapse, but it's still too hot to be inspected

By Valerie Edwards For and Reuters Published: 21:50 EDT, 30 March 2017 | Updated: 10:41 EDT, 31 March 2017

A massive fire collapsed a portion of the Interstate 85 highway in Atlanta on Thursday. The city's first responders said part of the highway collapsed due to the fire that broke out under the bridge. There were no immediate reports of casualties in the incident but Atlanta Fire and Rescue said on Twitter that all lanes were blocked and that residents should avoid the area. Video from the fire department posted on their Instagram page showed firefighters battling the massive blaze. '*Major Emergency* Heavy Fire showing under Interstate 85 in Buckhead. 2nd alarm requested. Atlanta Fire on scene,' the department wrote in the video's caption. It was not immediately clear what was burning under the bridge or how the fire started. Atlanta Fire Department spokesman Sgt Cortez Stafford said no cars were on the overpass when it fell. 'Our guys got here quickly and shut down the interstate and said, 'No one else is driving over this bridge,' he said. Firefighters noticed chunks of concrete falling from the bridge and got out of the way just minutes before it collapsed, Stafford said. Aerial video showed thick black smoke billowing into the sky above the freeway as a line of cars stood halted on either side. The aerial video showed more firefighters extinguishing the fire on one side of the highway. A photo posted on the Twitter feed of local WSB-TV showed what appeared to be barrels and coils under the bridge. The fire broke out in an industrial area near route 400. Witnesses told WSB-TV that Atlanta state troopers were telling cars to turn around on the bridge minutes before it collapsed because they were concerned about its integrity. By Thursday evening the fire department had the blaze under control. Atlanta's public transit system, MARTA, will provide extended service through the weekend. Firefighters said the fire burned for more than an hour under I-85 northbound near Piedmont Road, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The interstate - a major artery for the US South that runs through the heart of Atlanta - was closed indefinitely. 'This is about as serious a transportation crisis as we can imagine,' Mayor Kasim Reed said. The Georgia Department of Transportation said inspectors are looking over the collapse, but the scene is still too hot for them to inspect and there is no timeline on a fix. The state's top transportation official said there's no way to tell when the highway, which carries 250,000 cars per day, can be safely reopened to traffic in either direction. 'We will have to continue to evaluate the situation and adjust as we do,' Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry said. 'This incident - make no bones about it - will have a tremendous impact on travel.' The interstate is a major thoroughfare for traffic heading north and south through Atlanta. The bridge collapse effectively 'puts a cork in the bottle,' Georgia State Patrol Commissioner Mark McDonough said. Capt Mark Perry of the Georgia State Patrol told the Journal-Constitution that the agency doesn't know what started the fire beneath the bridge but that terrorism is not suspected. Gov Nathan Deal told reporters that some PVC plastic materials in a vehicle may have caught fire. 'I do not know why they did or what the source of their transport was,' Deal said. 'But those are questions that will hopefully be answered at least by tomorrow morning.' Deal said inspectors were at the scene and they've contacted the original company that built the bridge to come in and assess the extent of the damage. 'We're trying to determine everything we can about how quickly can we repair it and get it back in service,' Deal said. 'I can assure you we will do everything to expedite the repair and replacement of that section of the bridge.'

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Obama Administration Brainwashed Americans About Moscow’s Influence on U.S. Elections: Russian Foreign Minister

By Graham Lanktree On 3/30/17 at 2:40 PM

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Americans have been brainwashed to believe his country influenced the 2016 election and that President Donald Trump is ready to reset U.S.-Russia relations. In an interview with the National Interest published Wednesday (but which took place on March 24), Lavrov said he hasn’t “seen a single fact” to substantiate “groundless accusations” from the CIA, NSA, and FBI early this year that Russia worked to sway the election in favor of the Republican candidate through hacks of political emails and a misinformation campaign. The Obama administration, he maintained, made it all up and “decided that the American people should be brainwashed without any facts.” Every day Americans are being bombarded “with very simple phrases like ‘Russia is aggressor in Ukraine,’ ‘annexation of Crimea” and so on and so forth,” Lavrov said. The ongoing investigations at the FBI, CIA, and other intelligence agencies, and in the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, are part of a “Russophobic” political campaign, Lavrov said. Read more: FBI Director James Comey tried to reveal Russian tampering months before election This anti-Russia campaign took over the Democratic Party, he added, “to raise support among the American people” by “playing on their feelings that no one shall meddle with American affairs. Lavrov’s comments were published as the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee’s Republican Chairman Senator Richard Burr and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA.), the Intelligence Committee's ranking member, said that " upward of 1,000 paid internet trolls " bombarded U.S. states with anti-Clinton news during the 2016 campaign. "This is one of the biggest investigations the Hill has seen in my time here," Burr, who was first elected to Congress in 1995, said on Wednesday. Warner said that campaigns of “fake news” on social media targeted key swing states, including Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Early Thursday Russian President Vladimir Putin called any accusations that Russia interfered in the election "lies" used for "domestic American politics." On March 15 the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) charged two Russian intelligence agents and two hackers with the theft of 500 million Yahoo user accounts in 2014. They targeted American and Russian cybersecurity, military and diplomatic personnel, the DOJ said, and then used the emails to hijack specific users’ other accounts, such as Google. This wasn’t linked to their current investigation of Russia’s influence on the election, officials said. However, it offers a view into Russia’s methods and capabilities after American intelligence agencies found links between Russian intelligence and hackers that infiltrated Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s campaign emails in 2016. Trump has been a vocal supporter of Putin, praising him throughout the 2016 election and afterward, calling him “very smart” for not responding to a new raft of sanctions Obama introduced against Russia in January for their alleged election interference. Before the release of the US intelligence agencies report, Trump dismissed claims of Russian influence on the election as a “witch hunt.” Although no clear example of wrongdoing has been established, American authorities have since found at least four of Trump’s campaign officials and associates to have had contacts with Russian government representatives despite their original claims to the contrary. President Barack Obama and the EU placed economic sanctions on Russia after it annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. Yet Lavrov said that when Putin and Trump spoke soon after the election that they addressed “what could be done to bring the bilateral relations to normalcy.” Normal relations, Lavrov said, is “not to try to impose some of your ideas on others.” The Obama administration, he said, had a “superiority complex” and “were obsessed with their exceptionality, with their leadership.” President Trump, he said, “holds the same position as we do in Moscow, as President Putin does, that we don’t want to meddle in other people’s matters.” Lavrov said that Trump’s Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is also someone he can do business with. The two held meetings on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bonn, Germany, in mid-February. “From the point of view of personal relationship, we feel quite comfortable,” he said. Tillerson will make a trip to Moscow in April while Trump meets with the members of NATO. Lavrov said that he and Tillerson will “discuss the preparation for the presidential meeting which should take place when both countries, both leaders feel comfortable.” A member of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s consulting firm has suggested that they meet in the fall after establishing a relationship with traditional American allies. Kissinger has been advising Trump and it a long-time advisor to Putin. “I don't believe that we are having another Cold War” like some in the West have suggested, Lavrov said. “Ideologically, we’re not different, we’re not apart. Yes, there are nuances in how the countries in the West and Russia and its neighbors are run. But all in all the basis is democracy, which is elections, basically, and organizing the system, the way you respect the opposition and it’s also market economy.” At least eight critics and political opponents of Putin have died violently in attacks by masked gunmen, poison, or other means in the past decade. The day before Lavrov’s interview on March 23, Putin critic and former Russian MP, Denis Voronenkov, was shot dead by a gunman in Kiev, Ukraine. He was a vocal critic of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and gave testimony about it to Ukrainian authorities. “He told me he was receiving threats from the FSB,” Russia’s domestic security service, another former Russian MP Ilya Ponomarev told The Guardian. “To be honest,” said Ponomarev, who also fled Russia, “I had thought he was being a bit paranoid.” When Fox News host Bill O’Reilly asked Trump about all the killings that are linked to Putin in an interview in February, he said: “There are a lot of killers. Do you think our country is so innocent?" 

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Russia hired 1,000 people to create anti-Clinton 'fake news' in key US states during election, Trump-Russia hearings leader reveals

Senate Intelligence Committee's Mark Warner claims the Kremlin targeted pivotal swing states

Rachel Roberts Thursday 30 March 2017 17:40 BST

The Kremlin paid an army of more than 1,000 people to create fake anti-Hillary Clinton news stories targeting key swing states, the leading Democrat on the committee looking into alleged Russian interference in the US election has said. Senator Mark Warner, the Democrat ranking member, and chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Republican Senator Richard Burr, appeared together at a press conference to give an update on the investigation ahead of the first witnesses appearing today. Mr Warner said: “We know about the hacking, and selective leaks, but what really concerns me as a former tech guy is at least some reports – and we’ve got to get to the bottom of this – that there were upwards of a thousand internet trolls working out of a facility in Russia, in effect taking over a series of computers which are then called botnets, that can then generate news down to specific areas. “It’s been reported to me, and we’ve got to find this out, whether they were able to affect specific areas in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, where you would not have been receiving off of whoever your vendor might have been, Trump versus Clinton, during the waning days of the election, but instead, ‘Clinton is sick’, or ‘Clinton is taking money from whoever for some source’ … fake news. “An outside foreign adversary effectively sought to hi-jack the most critical democratic process, the election of a President, and in that process, decided to favour one candidate over another.” The key states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania which Mr Warner named all fell narrowly - and unexpectedly - to Donald Trump. The Senate Committee will examine whether the Trump campaign co-ordinated with the Russians to hire the army of trolls. Mr Warner and Mr Burr were keen to stress they were unified in the investigation, in spite of reported in-fighting along political lines. Mr Burr said he did not want to “take snapshots” of where the investigation stood but hinted the committee had spoken to Ret Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, Mr Trump’s former Director of National Intelligence who stepped down from his post after ties to foreign governments were revealed. A parallel investigation is running in the lower House of Representatives, but this has been marred by calls for chairman Devin Nunes to step down following allegations he is co-operating with the White House. A CBS poll revealed half of Americans now believe the Russians interfered with the election to help Mr Trump, while 10 per cent believe there was Russian interference but that it was not specifically designed to benefit the tycoon. Speaker of the House, Republican Paul Ryan, said the US had a responsibility to the rest of the world to get to the bottom of the alleged Russian interference. “They’re doing it to other countries right now," he said. "We all knew this before the election, we all knew Russia was trying to meddle with our election, and we already know right now they’re trying to do it with other countries.” Seven staffers are probing Mr Trump’s alleged links to Russia and said his son-in-law Jared Kushner had agreed to be interviewed by the Senate committee, although it is not known if he will appear under oath or on camera. Journalist Adam Chen, now a staff writer at the New Yorker but a freelancer when he investigated alleged interference in the US election , claimed in a podcast with Longform that a large number of Russian trolls were now churning out support for Mr Trump “I created this list of Russian trolls when I was researching. And I check on it once in a while, still. And a lot of them have turned into conservative accounts, like fake conservatives. I don't know what's going on, but they're all tweeting about Donald Trump and stuff," he said. A total of 20 individuals have been asked to appear before the committee members for private interviews, but no names apart from Mr Kushner’s were confirmed during the press conference. 

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Comey Wanted To Reveal Russian Interference During The 2016 Election, Obama White House Stopped Him

Matt Vespa Posted: Mar 30, 2017 1:00 PM

Former Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) owes FBI Director James Comey an apology. In fact, the entire Democratic Party, their allies, and other progressives owe the man an apology. Weeks after Donald Trump’s upset win over Hillary Clinton, the respected leader of the FBI was dragged through the mud, accused of being a partisan agent who sunk Clinton’s presidential hopes. For Reid, it was all Comey’s fault, telling CNN "I'll say singlehandedly, had he not written that letter a week or so before the election, she would have won and we would have picked up two more Senate seats.” Comey had issued a letter to Congress saying that the bureau would be reviewing new emails found on the laptop of Huma Abedin, Clinton’s top aide, which were discovered in a separate probe by the FBI. Her husband, Anthony Weiner, shared that laptop and the FBI was investigating him over allegations that he had inappropriate sexual interactions with a minor. It turned out nothing new was discovered, but Democrats railed about the timing of the disclosure. Either way, Comey was sunk. In either outcome, he was going to look like a partisan hack. Release them now and Democrats will go after him. Release this development after the election; Republicans would go ballistic, accusing him of sitting on new evidence relating to Clinton’s email usage. Yet, Newsweek is saying that Comey wanted to write an op-ed about the Russian interference into the 2016 election, but the Obama administration vetoed it. If he had been given the green light, Comey’s op-ed would have been published in the summer of 2016: Well before the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence accused the Russian government of tampering with the U.S. election in an October 7 statement, Comey pitched the idea of writing an op-ed about the Russian campaign during a meeting in the White House Situation Room in June or July. “He had a draft of it or an outline. He held up a piece of paper in a meeting and said, ‘I want to go forward. What do people think of this?’” says a source with knowledge of the meeting, which included Secretary of State John Kerry, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Department of Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson and the national security adviser Susan Rice. But many in the room didn’t like the idea, and White House officials thought the announcement should be a coordinated message backed by multiple agencies, the source says. “An op-ed doesn’t have the same stature. It comes from one person.” The op-ed would not have mentioned whether the FBI was investigating Donald Trump’s campaign workers or others close to him for links to the Russians’ interference in the election, a second source with knowledge of the request tells Newsweek. Comey would likely have tried to publish the op-ed in The New York Times, and it would have included much of the same information as the bombshell declassified intelligence report released January 6, which said Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to influence the presidential election, the source says. Russia did have a concerted interference campaign that included the use of state-funded media and social media trolls, but this is far from the hack allegations that have sent the Left on the neo-McCarthyite warpath. If this election was truly hacked, then Russia would have had to mess with the vote totals. That did not happen. It also circles back to the Axios story, which noted how the Clinton team was actually more infuriated with Obama than Russia or James Comey for being too cautious about releasing information about possible Russian interference. Maybe the Obama White House thought that the electorate wouldn’t back Trump; that the coalition that put Obama over the top in 2008 and 2012 would side with her. Everything would be fine. Nope. Trump won and so began the mad dash to spread as much intelligence the Obama White House knew about the Russians throughout government before Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. Were the guns loaded, but Obama didn’t fire because he believed so much, like most on the Left, that Trump would never be elected president? Some could argue he wasn’t serious about Clinton, but Obama did take unprecedented steps in terms of campaigning for her that suggests otherwise. He’s a smart man. Clinton as his successor would be best, even if he didn’t agree with her on everything. We’ll never know what would have happened if Comey had been allowed to pen that op-ed, but it's safe to say that the election probably would’ve been slightly closer. 

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Israel okays first new settlement in decades to replace Amona

Top ministers unanimously approve settlement near Shiloh for evacuees from razed outpost; White House indicates move was outside purview of talks on limiting West Bank construction, but expects building to be reined in

By Raphael Ahren and Times of Israel staff March 30, 2017, 11:02 pm

Senior lawmakers voted unanimously Thursday to establish a new West Bank settlement for families evicted from the razed Amona outpost, the first new Jewish town in the territory since the 1993 Oslo Accords, amid intense negotiations with the US over settlement building. The new community will be located near the settlements of Shiloh and Eli, north of Ramallah, according to the Prime Minister’s Office. The PMO also announced the approval of tenders for some 2,000 new settlement homes — housing units whose planned construction was first announced in January. The security cabinet, which voted for the Amona replacement, was also informed that some 900 dunams (about 222 acres) of territory in the West Bank would be registered as state land. The approval of the new Amona settlement, which still must be okayed by the full cabinet, comes after months of uncertainty over whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be able to keep his promise to replace the outpost, razed last month after the High Court of Justice ruled it had been built illegally on private Palestinian land. A White House official said after the announcement that talks between Jerusalem and the US on limiting settlement construction were ongoing, and hinted that Israel had agreed to some sort of slowdown that takes US President Donald Trump’s “concerns into consideration.” The official indicated the Amona decision may have remained outside those discussions. “With regards to the new settlement for Amona residents, we would note that the Israeli prime minister made a commitment to the Amona settlers prior to President Trump laying out his expectations, and has consistently indicated that he intended to move forward with this plan,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The settlement would be the first new legal one in some 25 years. While Israel stopped establishing new settlements in the early 1990s, outposts set up since then have been given retroactive approval, and existing settlements have expanded their footprints, sometimes being neighborhoods of existing settlements in name only. Netanyahu has repeatedly vowed to fulfill his promise to establish the new West Bank location for Amona evacuees, including earlier Thursday ahead of the vote. Former Amona residents welcomed the decision, saying they expected the government to immediately implement it, “so that by the upcoming summer we will enter the homes” built in the new community. The residents thanked the cabinet members and Netanyahu “who in the face of the pressure, fulfilled his commitment to establish a new community in Judea and Samaria.” Channel 2 reported Thursday that Netanyahu had made clear to the Trump administration that this promise to establish the new community was personal and that he intended to see it through. Trump had asked Netanyahu at a joint press conference last month for Israel to “hold back” on West Bank settlement construction. Several efforts since then to formulate a coordinated Israeli-US position on settlements have not yielded an agreement. The White House official said the administration expected Israel to heed Trump, saying that while it did not view settlements as an obstacle to peace, “further unrestrained settlement activity does not help advance peace.” “Going forward and as we move into more detailed discussions regarding the possibilities for advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace, the Israeli government has made clear that Israel’s intent is to adopt a policy regarding settlement activity that takes President Trump’s concerns into consideration,” the official said. Netanyahu was expected to update ministers during the security cabinet meeting on ongoing talks with the White House about limiting settlement building. He also told minister that that some 2,000 housing units of just over 6,000 announced in January and February in the West Bank and East Jerusalem were approved. On Thursday, the Israel Land Authority issued tenders for 1,992 units: 698 for Alfei Menashe, 630 in Beit Arye, 612 in Beitar Illit and 54 for Karnei Shomron. Since Trump’s inauguration in January, Israel has okayed over 6,000 housing units in East Jerusalem and in the West Bank, some of them outside settlement blocs Israel hopes to keep in a future peace deal with the Palestinians. Netanyahu also informed ministers that some 900 dunams in the West Bank had been claimed as state land. The land in question includes an area near the West Bank settlement of Eli, land near the outpost of Givat Haroeh, once slated for demolition, and the unauthorized outpost of Adei Ad. The land would likely be used for settlement construction. 

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The Dollar Dump Begins: “China, Japan, Belgium, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia Have All Become Big Sellers”

Mac Slavo March 27th, 2017

As global financial markets teeter on the edge of collapse, a report published this morning suggests that the run up in the U.S. dollar may be over. As of today, some 80% of post-Trump election gains have been wiped out and as noted in the special video report from Future Money Trends below, it appears that things are only going to get worse: China sold more U.S. Treasuries last year than any country has ever sold in a single year… $188 billion worth… Japan is also making an exit, selling nearly $30 billion since election day… Belgium, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia have all become big sellers too… Official national debt is $20 Trillion… the real debt has been calculated to be $200 Trillion… what’s not included in the official numbers is social security, Medicaid and Medicare obligations… Think about it… every penny spent on the military, welfare programs, foreign aid and even your Congressman’s paycheck… it’s all borrowed money… As explained in the video report, our creditors know this and they are in the process of dumping their holdings before the whole system collapses in on itself. While President Trump may have the best intentions, Future Money Trends warns that the debt ceiling debate is just getting started, and chances are that neither Republicans or Democrats will make it easy on the new administration. In fact, it’s quite possible that, as we highlighted previously, the Deep State will make their move to overthrow Trump in June, because on June 1st the United States will literally run out of money unless the debt ceiling is raised. While Congress would normally just take a vote and push the limit higher, the current political environment is such that the debt ceiling itself could be used to attack the Trump administration and potentially even crash the U.S. economy. The U.S. is borrowing money to pay for it all… the largest debtor in history is flat broke… Without borrowing it won’t even be able to pay for social security recipients or the interest on our debt… the same debt and creditors who have been selling Treasuries… Democrats will see this as the perfect political opportunity to do permanent damage to the Trump Presidency… and frankly, so will establishment Republicans who hate him, along with many of the Tea Party representatives who were elected to stop the reckless spending in D.C. The debt ceiling will be a vote that no one wants to give, but has to happen…. otherwise the United States… the holder of the world’s reserve currency… will experience a real national default. This year is anything but normal with President Trump at the helm, so the debt ceiling may well be used to crush his administration. With our creditors dumping dollars at an unprecedented rate, coupled with the possibility of Deep State operatives and politicians using the debt ceiling as a financial weapon of mass destruction, one could certainly see the potential for serious problems going forward. Moreover, and perhaps the most important takeaway from the video above, even if a debt ceiling vote does take place, it is clear to our creditors that there is no paying back any of the money we’ve borrowed, which may explain the mass exodus out of U.S. Treasuries over the last several months. 

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Trump handed Merkel $374B NATO bill during talks -- report

Published March 27, 2017

President Trump handed a bill to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for about $400 billion -- money he claims Germany owes NATO -- during their White House meeting earlier this month, according to a British newspaper. Trump has been outspoken about NATO countries not meeting their pledge to spend at last 2 percent of GDP on defense. He raised the issue publicly in the joint press conference he held with Merkel on March 17. “I reiterated to Chancellor Merkel my strong support for NATO, as well as the need for our NATO allies to pay their fair share for the cost of defense,” Trump said at the joint press conference. “Many nations owe vast sums of money from past years, and it is very unfair to the United States. These nations must pay what they owe.” But The Times of London reported Sunday that Trump had gone a step further and told officials to calculate how much German defense spending had fallen short of the target since 2002 -- when former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder committed to higher defense spending. The bill was then handed to Merkel during their private meeting, The Times reported, to the tune of more than 300 billion U.K. pounds – about $374 billion. Trump's colorful move was described as “outrageous” by a German minister. “The concept behind putting out such demands is to intimidate the other side, but the chancellor took it calmly and will not respond to such provocations,” the minister told The Times. The White House denied the report to Business Insider, with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer saying: “No, this is not true.” The Times reported that Trump had his staff prepare similar bills for other NATO members not meeting the 2 percent targets. If true, the hardball tactic may have had some effect, with Merkel reaffirming at the press conference her nation’s intention to keep the 2 percent commitment. “NATO is of prime importance for us, and it was not without very good reason that we said during our summit meeting in Wales that also Germany needs to increase expenditure. We committed to this 2-percent goal until 2024,” she said. “Last year we increased our defense spending by 8 percent, and we’re going to work together again and again on this.” 

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Klayman Calls On Americans To Demand A Thorough Investigation Of Surveillance On Trump

Published on Mar 22, 2017

See Klayman letter to Chairman Nunez at 

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Jeff Sessions Defending America’s Right to Exist

By Dave Hodges

AMERICA NEEDS IMMIGRATION. MOST IMMIGRANTS DO NOT POSE AN EXISTING THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES. America’s native birthrate is 1.8. The US needs a birthrate of 2.1 in order to maintain social programs such as Medicate, Medicaid and Social Security. However, our totally open borders approach is suicidal with regard to national defense and defense against terrorism. We also are seeing subverstive groups particpating in movements which threaten the solidarity and order of the United States (La Raza, the cartels and their terrorist allies). These groups are guilty of treason and sedition. Immigration needs to be orderly and screen and deny entry for those who pose a threat to our country and its citizens. I offer no apology in this regard. Attorney General Sessions Jeff Sessions has announced that so-called sanctuary cities will now be denied federal funds as a consequence for breaking our nation’s immigration laws. It is time to establish a rule of law towards our immigration process. The left cares nothing about the safety of our citizens. They care nothing about the re-entry into the country of convicted felons who have harmed our citizens. They care nothing about the preservation of our country. Sessions just swung the pendulum back in the other direction. The dangerous immigration road America has been on has been foretold, with regard to consequences, over a centruty ago in a work called the Chesterton Prophecies. The Chesterton Prophecies In the book, Chesterton Prophecies, the book maintains that England lost far more than its preeminent position as the world’s sole super power. Chesterton postulated that England had lost its national soul through the unintended integration of its culture with more “barbaric cultures” that it had previously conquered. The protagonist in the book, Dalroy, proclaimed that great nations have frequently followed a similar pattern of progressive and complete self-destruction: The great nation declares victory over the barbarians. The great nation begins to enjoy the fruits of cheap labor by employing the barbarians that it had conquered. The barbarians become so enmeshed into the great nation, that an alliance with barbarians is formed (e.g., de facto amnesty including members of criminal organizations). Assimilation is followed with the barbarians becoming a privileged class. Thus, the great nation is conquered. Near the end of the book, almost every virtuous cultural tradition, of the great nation, comes under sharp criticism, while every cultural tradition emanating from the barbarians’ place of origin became praiseworthy. Certainly the relationship between the United States and various countries south of our border; parallels Chesterton’s stunningly accurate prophecies by describing what has happened to present day America. Consider the following parallels which strikingly correspond to Dalroy’s view of how empires crumble: The United States fulfills its “Manifest Destiny” mandate by provoking and winning a war with Mexico in order to gain a southern railroad route to California. The great nation was victorious. Dalroy’s first principle is fulfilled. The economies of the two countries bifurcate and the United States begins to enjoy the fruits of its imperialistic labors. The conquered people provides nearly 160 years of cheap labor which helps to fuel the economic growth of the United States. Guest workers and illegal immigrants trickle into the United States. Despite the comparatively low wages, more immigrants come north to experience the bountiful leftovers of their former conquerors. This trend continues to the point in which the original trickle of guest workers and illegal immigrants becomes a raging tsunami of humanity most of whom are seeking to experience the American dream at the expense of their former conquerors. The great nation employed those that it had conquered. Dalroy’s second principle is fulfilled. Average American citizens begin to note the loss of economic standing, culture and traditions. “Special privilege” programs, such as Totalization, deportation instead of criminal prosecution for organized criminal activities, free medical and free education, serve to fully integrate the former illegal aliens into the mainstream of American society. To frame the desired paradigm shift, legal terms such as “illegal alien” become likened to racial epitaphs uttered during the worst days of the old “Jim Crow” laws. The ”politically correct police” (i.e., the corporate media) label all Americans who desire to secure their borders, in this age of terrorism, as racists and xenophobic. The alliance has been formed. Dalroy’s third principle has been fulfilled. Illegal immigrant subgroups (e.g., Reconquista de Atzalan, MECHA, CALEXIT) begin to proclaim that the takeover of America is moving forward and if the present occupants of this country do not like it; then these “Euros” can “go back to Europe .” (In this scenario, it’s not certain where American citizens whose historical roots lie in Africa, the Middle East, South America, Mexico, Panama, Canada, Asia, the Pacific Rim, the Caribbean, and most of all, Native Americans, are supposed to return to). At what point do we admit that the great nation of America has been conquered and is in the process of being successfully occupied? Ultimately, how many people from third world countries can inhabit the United States until we are considered to be a third world country? Conclusion A nation without borders, is no longer a nation. It is high time that our government stands up and defends its right to exist. Thank God for Jeff Sessions. Now we can implement immigration practices that protect Americans as well as the Americans that rightfully occupy this country. One just has to wonder how many riots will the left sponsor because we are now enforcing our immigration policies as written. 

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Another DHS “Exercise” Planned: The Risk of Terrorism Drills Becoming Reality

By The Daily Bell Staff - March 27, 2017

If government had the citizens best interests at heart, we wouldn’t have to worry when they planned an exercise for our safety. In fact, it would be a good thing, if we could trust the government, that they were training so hard to keep us safe in the event of an emergency. But the government does not care about the citizens and is not interested in keeping us safe. You cannot trust the government, and that is why it is always a bit terrifying to find out they have a Homeland Security exercise planned. Even more concerning is that the security exercises increasing target “home grown terrorists” and “right wing extremists.” For instance, a bill passed the House of Representatives last Friday “To require an exercise related to terrorist and foreign fighter travel,” which would involve multiple agencies training for different scenarios. One scenario involves preventing a hypothetical American traveling to a foreign country to pledge their support to the terrorists. The second scenario outlined, which according to the bill must be included in the training exercise, targets “terrorist infiltration into the United States, including United States citizens.” If the authorization for the exercise passes the Senate, we will be monitoring the available details of where and when it will implemented, because actual terrorist attacks and mass shootings have tended to align with the government’s training operations. Past Exercises Turned Real Consider the Boston Marathon Bombing, and the very real and undisputed facts about the similarities to a planned Department of Homeland Security exercise planned for Boston two months after the attack. Without even delving into the conspiracy theories, there are quite a few eyebrow-raising similarities to what had been planned in the exercise, and what actually happened the day of the attack. “Operation Urban Shield” would involve multiple federal and state law enforcement agencies training for a scenario in which “Free America Citizens,” a made up home-grown terror organization, would leave backpacks around the city of Boston. Officials from a dozen agencies had been meeting for months to plan the scenario. They behaved much like movie producers, recruiting students from Northeastern University and the Boston Police Academy to play the parts of terrorists and witnesses. And what about students from UMASS Dartmouth? This sounds like something out of a movie. A student is recruited to take part in a security exercise, and ends up being blamed for an actual attack. The planned exercise has eerie similarities to the police investigation that led to the capture of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose images were caught on video cameras and who were captured after a car chase and shoot-out with police. In the training scenario, investigators participating in Urban Shield would have to track down footage of the bombers caught by street surveillance cameras and the phones of “witnesses.” They would have to call on intelligence analysts to figure out which terrorist cell might be threatening the city. In the scenario, the terrorists would flee police in stolen cars they would dump in cities outside Boston, which would compel detectives from different jurisdictions to cooperate and share intelligence. One major clue would have been the body of one of the terrorists found near a stolen car, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. There were also false leads to keep investigators guessing, the official said. And of course that is basically what happened in the sketchy events of hunting down the terrorist duo. There was video of the older brother apparently being arrested before he somehow ended up dead, with apparent police bullet holes in his mangled body which was also supposedly run over by his younger brother while escaping. Of course the younger brother would be apprehended after illegal unconstitutional searches in Watertown Massachusetts. Watertown was basically shut down by martial law in order to search for the suspect. People in the town were forced from their homes at gun point, before their houses were raided and searched. This was done without warrants, or probable cause, because a dangerous criminal was loose in the area. Sandy Hook is another scenario in which there was an apparent federal exercise planned. Unfortunately the events surrounding the Sandy Hook Massacre are so convoluted that it is nearly impossible to wade through what happened and what didn’t. Again, there are a number of things we know are sketchy, like the timeline of events, the strange behavior of people involved, and certain videos and 911 recordings which contradict the official story. However one tactic of information control is to saturate the market of information. The true story of what happened is certainly out there in bits and pieces, but 100 other fake scenarios have been published alongside the real events which obscure any possibility of the average internet user being able to distinguish fact from fiction. Conclusion The only hope to stop the next “terrorist attack” which conspicuously aligns with a planned safety drill is to shine the light on these events before they happen. It isn’t a perfect solution, but the nefarious agents of the state do tend to scatter like cockroaches when they are identified. If we can call significant attention to their actions it might just prevent the government from doing something terrible in order to justify their agenda for control. 

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The Overlapping Crises Are Coming, Regardless of Who's in Power

March 28, 2017 by Charles Hugh Smith

No leader can reverse the dynamics of mutually reinforcing crises. Commentators seem split into three camps: those who see Trump as a manifestation of smouldering social/economic ills, those who see Trump and his supporters as the cause of those ills, and those who see Trump as both manifestation and cause of those ills. I think this misses the point, which is the overlapping crises unfolding in this decade-- diminishing returns on skyrocketing debts, the demographics of an aging populace, the erosion of the social contract and the profound disunity of political elites--will continue expanding and feeding on each other regardless of who is in power. Historical analysis seems to swing between the "Big Man/Woman" narrative that views individuals as the drivers of history, and the "Big Forces/it's all economics" narrative that sees individual leaders as secondary to the broad sweep of forces beyond the control of any individual or group. So while the mainstream views President Lincoln as the linchpin of the Civil War--his election triggered the southern secession--from the "Big Forces/it's all economics" view, Lincoln was no more than the match that lit a conflict that was made inevitable by forces larger than the 1860 election. The tension between these two narratives is valuable, as history cannot be entirely reduced to individual decisions or broad forces (weather, resource depletion, financial crisis, geopolitical upheaval, demographics, plague, etc.). The dynamic interplay between the two shapes history. Individuals do matter--but they cannot offset structural crises for long. Which brings us to Trump. The status quo is falling apart for profoundly structural reasons: promises made when growth was robust, debt was modest, energy was cheap and abundant and the work force was far more numerous than those dependent on the central state's "pay as you go" pension and welfare programs-- these promises made in yesteryear can no longer be kept, regardless of who's in power. We cannot get blood out of a turnip, and those who claim we can are only exacerbating the coming crises with their fantasies and denials. I've been addressing these slow-moving, inevitable crises for the past 10 years. Despite the illusion of tepid "growth" and the maintenance of the status quo, beneath the surface everything is becoming much more fragile and increasingly brittle. Even Timothy Geithner concedes this in his recent Foreign Affairs article on how to deal with the next global financial crisis. The central banks and states have expended all their ammunition-- lowering interest rates, creating money out of thin air to bolster systemic liquidity, buying bonds and other assets to prop up shaky markets, and borrowing immense sums to prop up government spending-- and there is little left for the next crisis. Why I Have to Agree with Tim Geithner on This (March 8, 2017) And this sober view--that some additional central bank trickery can save the system in the next financial crisis--assumes things that are unlikely to be true: what if energy is no longer cheap and abundant? What if global weather isn't conducive to grain surpluses? What if central banks buying stocks no longer props up the market? What if debt finally reaches levels that cannot be sustained? Could Hillary, or some other leader, forestall these deeply structural crises? The short answer is no. The only thing a leader can actually do is lower expectations so the erosion of promises that cannot be kept will be accepted as inevitable, and bolster hope while demanding sacrifices of all those who have benefited from the status quo. If we look back on great leaders who dealt with one crisis after another, we find they didn't actually make the crises disappear; they only managed them on the margins, and spoke to the need to make sacrifices for a better future. If we set aside the rose-colored glasses, we find that Franklin Roosevelt didn't actually "lead the nation out of Depression." The nation was still deeply entrenched in the Depression in 1940, after 8 years of FDR's leadership. It took World War II and federal borrowing and spending on an unimaginable scale to extricate the U.S. from the grip of bad debt the powers that be refused to write off and the resulting stagnation. Which brings us again to Trump. Since no one can actually resolve these overlapping crises, a focus on the individual leader's actions is a distraction. Yes, an individual can manage the margins of crisis more or less effectively. But overlapping mutually reinforcing crises are not a war, with a victorious and a vanquished side. As Peter Turchin and other writers I have quoted and discussed for many years have detailed, these structural trends play out regardless of policy tweaks or grand pronouncements. Leaders who manage to ease the decline or temporarily reverse it are considered successes; those who exacerbate the decline are considered failures. Why Our Status Quo Failed and Is Beyond Reform. No leader can reverse the dynamics of mutually reinforcing crises. No one can reverse the diminishing returns on financialization, debt, centralization, financial fakery, rentier state-cartel parasitism, or reverse the decline in paid work, the erosion of well-being and health and rising inequality. There is no way to actually forestall the reckoning as the forces of demographics, financial predation, Imperial over-reach, soaring debts, political disunity, technology disruption and the failings of state-cartel centralization grind up the status quo. 

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Los Angeles School District Reduces Funding To School, Reason: ‘Too Many Whites’

March 27, 2017 / World Events and the Bible /

Outrage has grown at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, as the school faces layoffs and increased class sizes due to a law limiting funds for schools with a higher white student body. The Los Angeles Unified School District provides more funding for schools where the white population is below 30 percent. In a letter to parents, the district noted the highly regarded middle school had been above the percentage for the past couple years. Source: NoHo school budget cuts due to high white student percentage sparks outrage | 

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Silicon Valley’s Quest to Live Forever

Can billions of dollars’ worth of high-tech research succeed in making death optional?

By Tad Friend A Reporter at Large April 3, 2017 Issue

On a velvety March evening in Mandeville Canyon, high above the rest of Los Angeles, Norman Lear’s living room was jammed with powerful people eager to learn the secrets of longevity. When the symposium’s first speaker asked how many people there wanted to live to two hundred, if they could remain healthy, almost every hand went up. Understandably, then, the Moroccan phyllo chicken puffs weren’t going fast. The venture capitalists were keeping slim to maintain their imposing vitality, the scientists were keeping slim because they’d read—and in some cases done—the research on caloric restriction, and the Hollywood stars were keeping slim because of course. When Liz Blackburn, who won a Nobel Prize for her work in genetics, took questions, Goldie Hawn, regal on a comfy sofa, purred, “I have a question about the mitochondria. I’ve been told about a molecule called glutathione that helps the health of the cell?” Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells and their mitochondria, which provide energy; some in Hollywood call it “the God molecule.” But taken in excess it can muffle a number of bodily repair mechanisms, leading to liver and kidney problems or even the rapid and potentially fatal sloughing of your skin. Blackburn gently suggested that a varied, healthy diet was best, and that no single molecule was the answer to the puzzle of aging. Yet the premise of the evening was that answers, and maybe even an encompassing solution, were just around the corner. The party was the kickoff event for the National Academy of Medicine’s Grand Challenge in Healthy Longevity, which will award at least twenty-five million dollars for breakthroughs in the field. Victor Dzau, the academy’s president, stood to acknowledge several of the scientists in the room. He praised their work with enzymes that help regulate aging; with teasing out genes that control life span in various dog breeds; and with a technique by which an old mouse is surgically connected to a young mouse, shares its blood, and within weeks becomes younger. Joon Yun, a doctor who runs a health-care hedge fund, announced that he and his wife had given the first two million dollars toward funding the challenge. “I have the idea that aging is plastic, that it’s encoded,” he said. “If something is encoded, you can crack the code.” To growing applause, he went on, “If you can crack the code, you can hack the code!” It’s a big ask: more than a hundred and fifty thousand people die every day, the majority of aging-related diseases. Yet Yun believes, he told me, that if we hack the code correctly, “thermodynamically, there should be no reason we can’t defer entropy indefinitely. We can end aging forever.” Nicole Shanahan, the founder of a patent-management business, announced that her company would oversee longevity-related patents that Yun had pledged to the cause. “I’m here with my darling, Sergey,” she said, referring to her boyfriend, Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google. “And he called me yesterday and said, ‘I’m reading this book, “Homo Deus,” and it says on page twenty-eight that I’m going to die.’ I said, ‘It says you, personally?’ He said, ‘Yes!’ ” (In the book, the author, Yuval Noah Harari, discusses Google’s anti-aging research, and writes that the company “probably won’t solve death in time to make Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin immortal.”) Brin, sitting a few feet away, gave the crowd a briskly ambiguous nod: Yes, I was singled out for death; no, I’m not actually planning to die. After Moby put in a plug for being vegan, Dzau called on Martine Rothblatt, the founder of a biotech firm called United Therapeutics, which intends to grow new organs from people’s DNA. “Clearly, it is possible, through technology, to make death optional,” Rothblatt said. (She has already commissioned a backup version of her wife, Bina—a “mindclone” robot named Bina48.) Aging has long lacked the kind of vocal constituency that raised awareness of H.I.V. and breast cancer; as a species, we stink at mobilizing against a deferred collective calamity (see: climate change). The old wax fatalistic, and the young don’t really believe they’ll grow old. But Rothblatt suggested that the evening marked an inflection point. Turning to Dzau, she declared, “It’s enormously gratifying to have the epitome of the establishment, the head of the National Academy of Medicine, say, ‘We, too, choose to make death optional!’ ” The gathering blazed with the conviction that such events can spark: the belief that those inside the room can determine the fate of all those outside the room. In the back, Andy Conrad picked up a mike to challenge the emphasis on extending maximum life span, which is currently around a hundred and fifteen. Conrad is the C.E.O. of Verily, a life-sciences firm owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet. Like most of the scientists in the room, he aims simply to help people enjoy a few more “quality-adjusted life years.” He asked, “Isn’t longevity a misnomer? Isn’t it ‘living longer well’? Or ‘healthspan’?” The biologists nodded with relief. Norman Lear, still vigorous at ninety-four, closed the night by saying, “Seven years ago, I wrote a pilot script for a TV show called ‘Guess Who Died?,’ about people at a retirement community. I just learned today that it’s on its way to being made.” The audience demographics were catching up to him: by 2020, for the first time, there will be more people on Earth over the age of sixty-five than under the age of five. Lear continued, “So what I wish to offer you is, we have a stage now to get some of the things you’ve said tonight out to a national audience.” More applause: the message would spread! But which message? Death is optional? Or death will just have to wait? For decades, the solution to aging has seemed merely decades away. In the early nineties, research on C. elegans, a tiny nematode worm that resembles a fleck of lint, showed that a single gene mutation extended its life, and that another mutation blocked that extension. The idea that age could be manipulated by twiddling a few control knobs ignited a research boom, and soon various clinical indignities had increased the worm’s life span by a factor of ten and those of lab mice by a factor of two. The scientific consensus transformed. Age went from being a final stage (a Time cover from 1958: “Growing Old Usefully”) and a social issue (Time, 1970: “Growing Old in America: The Unwanted Generation”) to something avoidable (1996: “Forever Young”) or at least vastly deferrable (2015: “This Baby Could Live to Be 142 Years Old”). Death would no longer be a metaphysical problem, merely a technical one. The celebration was premature. Gordon Lithgow, a leading C. elegans researcher, told me, “At the beginning, we thought it would be simple—a clock!—but we’ve now found about five hundred and fifty genes in the worm that modulate life span. And I suspect that half of the twenty thousand genes in the worm’s genome are somehow involved.” That’s for a worm with only nine hundred and fifty-nine cells. The code book is far more complex for animals that excite our envy: the bee larva fed copiously on royal jelly that changes into an ageless queen; the Greenland shark that lives five hundred years and doesn’t get cancer; even the humble quahog clam, the kind used for chowder, which holds the record at five hundred and seven. For us, aging is the creeping and then catastrophic dysfunction of everything, all at once. Our mitochondria sputter, our endocrine system sags, our DNA snaps. Our sight and hearing and strength diminish, our arteries clog, our brains fog, and we falter, seize, and fail. Every research breakthrough, every announcement of a master key that we can turn to reverse all that, has been followed by setbacks and confusion. A few years ago, there was great excitement about telomeres, Liz Blackburn’s specialty—DNA buffers that protect the ends of chromosomes just as plastic tips protect the ends of shoelaces. As we age, our telomeres become shorter, and, when these shields go, cells stop dividing. (As Blackburn said, “It puts cells into a terribly alarmed state!”) If we could extend the telomeres, the thinking went, we might reverse aging. But it turns out that animals with long telomeres, such as lab mice, don’t necessarily have long lives—and that telomerase, the enzyme that promotes telomere growth, is also activated in the vast majority of cancer cells. The more we know about the body, the more we realize how little we know. Still, researchers plunge ahead. Understanding isn’t a precondition for successful intervention, they point out; we had no real grasp of virology or immunology when we began vaccinating people against smallpox. In the murk of scientific inquiry, every researcher looks to a ruling metaphor for guidance. Aubrey de Grey likes to compare the body to a car: a mechanic can fix an engine without necessarily understanding the physics of combustion, and assiduously restored antique cars run just fine. De Grey is the chief science officer of Silicon Valley’s SENS Research Foundation, which stands for Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence—a fancy way of saying “Planning Your Comprehensive Tune-up.” An Englishman who began his career with a decade of work in A.I., he speaks with rapid fluidity, often while stroking his Rasputin-length beard. De Grey has proposed that if we fix seven types of physical damage we will be on the path to living for more than a thousand years (assuming we can avoid getting hit by a bus or an asteroid). When I met him at the SENS office, in Mountain View, he told me, “Gerontologists have been led massively astray by looking for a root cause to aging, when it’s actually that everything falls apart at the same time, because all our systems are interrelated. So we have to divide and conquer.” We just need to restore tissue suppleness, replace cells that have stopped dividing and remove those that have grown toxic, avert the consequences of DNA mutations, and mop up the gunky by-products of all of the above. If we can disarm these killers, de Grey suggests, we should gain thirty years of healthy life, and during that period we’ll make enough further advances that we’ll begin growing biologically younger. We’ll achieve “longevity escape velocity.” De Grey vexes many in the life-extension community, and one reason may be his intemperate life style. He told me, “I can drink as much as I like and it has no effect. I don’t even need to exercise, I’m so well optimized.” Until recently, he maintained two girlfriends and a wife. Now, he said, “I’m engaged, and my polyamorous days are behind me.” But the main reason is his prophetic air of certainty. His 2007 book, “Ending Aging,” is replete with both exacting research into the obstacles to living longer and proposed solutions so ambitious that they resemble science fiction. De Grey’s fix for mitochondrial mutation, for instance, is to smuggle backup copies of DNA from the mitochondria into the vault of the nucleus, which evolution annoyingly failed to do—probably because the proteins needed in the mitochondria would ball up during their journey through the watery cell body. His fix for that, moving the DNA one way and the proteins that it produces another, amounts to a kind of subcellular hokey pokey. A number of scientists praise de Grey for anatomizing the primary threats, yet they see troubleshooting all seven pathways through such schemes—and you have to troubleshoot them all for his plan to work—as a foredoomed labor. Matt Kaeberlein, a biogerontologist at the University of Washington, said, “It’s like saying, ‘All we have to do to travel to another solar system is these seven things: first, accelerate your rocket to three-quarters of the speed of light . . . ’ ” The great majority of longevity scientists are healthspanners, not immortalists. They want to give us a healthier life followed by “compressed morbidity”—a quick and painless death. These scientists focus on the time line: since 1900, the human life span has increased by thirty years—and so, as a consequence, have cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and dementia. Aging is the leading precondition for so many diseases that “aging” and “disease” are essentially metonyms. Accidents and violence are the leading causes of death up to age forty-four, then cancer rises to the top, and then, at sixty-five, heart disease. Healthspanners want to understand the etiologies of cancer and heart disease and then block them. Why do we almost never get those diseases at age two? How can we extend that protection to a hundred and two? But if we cured cancer we would add only 3.3 years to an average life; solving heart disease gets us an extra four. If we eliminated all disease, the average life span might extend into the nineties. To live longer, we’d have to slow aging itself. Even if we do that, the healthspanners believe, we’re not going to live forever—nor should we. They worry about the rapid drain on natural resources and on Social Security; the potential for a Stalin or a Mugabe to stay in power for centuries; the loss of new ideas from the young; and profound lifelong boredom. Amy Wagers, a researcher at Harvard, told me, “Part of the meaning of life is that we die.” The Greeks warned about the danger of grasping for godlike powers. It didn’t work out well for Asclepius or Achilles, and it worked out even worse for Tithonus, whose lover, Eos, begged Zeus to grant him eternal life but forgot to request eternal youth as well. Decrepit, senile, and miserable, Tithonus eventually shrank into a cicada who stridulated ceaselessly, calling out for release. When I met Ned David, I thought that he was about thirty. He had an unlined face and thick auburn hair, he walked rapidly with his hands stuffed into his jeans pockets, and he wore red Converse high-tops. David is forty-nine. He is a biochemist and a co-founder of a Silicon Valley startup called Unity Biotechnology. Unity targets senescent cells—cells that, as they age, start producing a colorless, odorless, noxious goo called SASP, which Unity’s researchers call “the zombie toxin,” because it makes other cells senescent and spreads chronic inflammation throughout the body. In mice, Unity’s treatments delay cancer, prevent cardiac hypertrophy, and increase median life span by thirty-five per cent. “We think our drugs vaporize a third of human diseases in the developed world,” David told me. David isn’t taking any of Unity’s drugs, which won’t be on the market for at least seven years. His youthfulness derives from existing therapies: he takes metformin—a diabetes drug that has made elderly diabetics live longer than a healthy control group—and Retin-A, for his skin. He also swims a lot, having quit running because of spinal osteoarthritis. “I am often accused, here, of picking the things we work on based on the problems of aging I have,” David said. “But because of our drugs I predict that I will run again!” A systemic approach to aging, which would ideally result in your general practitioner prescribing you a “God pill,” is philosophically attractive but financially infeasible. Pharma and biotech companies make money only if they treat a disease, and, because aging affects everything, the F.D.A. doesn’t recognize it as an “indication” susceptible to treatment (or to insurance-company reimbursement). So Unity is taking aim at glaucoma, macular degeneration, and arthritis; the fridge in its lab is stocked with human eyeballs and knee cartilage. This is the customary serial-specialist approach to aging, which tackles it symptom by symptom: let’s restore those eyes, then send you down the street for a 3-D-printed kidney. Last fall, Unity raised a hundred and sixteen million dollars from such investors as Jeff Bezos and Peter Thiel, billionaires eager to stretch our lives, or at least their own, to a span that Thiel has pinpointed as “forever.” In a field rife with charlatans, Ned David’s Dorian Gray affect has factored into his fund-raising. “One class of investor, like Fidelity, finds my youthful appearance alarming,” he said. “Another class—the Silicon Valley type, a Peter Thiel—finds anyone who looks over forty alarming.” Traditionally, it has been the graying tycoons of technology who funded aging research, hoping to disrupt the three-act structure of the Silicon Valley journey: life hacker, rock climber, cadaver. Now aging has cachet in the startup world. Arram Sabeti, the thirty-year-old founder of a tech company called ZeroCater, told me, “The proposition that we can live forever is obvious. It doesn’t violate the laws of physics, so we will achieve it.” Sabeti spends his leisure time reading all-cause-mortality metastudies, and is an investor in the Longevity Fund, a venture fund recently launched by Laura Deming. Deming, who is twenty-two, terms the longevity market a “two-hundred-billion-dollar-plus” opportunity, but she told me that “it’s really impossible to say how big it could be, because if you cured aging you’d change medicine entirely. ”Unsurprisingly, it was Google that transformed the Valley’s view of aging. Surprisingly, perhaps, it was the company’s Bill Maris who was in the vanguard. As the founder and C.E.O. of Google Ventures, Maris led successful investments in companies such as Nest and Uber; he was amiable, admired, and financially secure—not an obvious modern-day alchemist. However, he told me, “My thoughts can turn to dark things when I’m alone.” His father died of a brain tumor in 2001, when Maris was twenty-six. “I majored in neuroscience, I’ve worked in hospitals, but until my father died I did not understand the finality of ‘Gone, never to be seen again,’ ” he said. Maris, who is forty-two, is a longtime vegetarian who works out on an elliptical machine for an hour every day. He comforts himself with the knowledge that the scientist who performed a 3-D scan of his brain praised his robust corpus callosum, the bundle of nerve fibers that connects the hemispheres. (Maris displays gleaming polymer models of his and his wife’s brains under glass bells in his office.) But such precautions and advantages were temporary, personal stopgaps. How could he fix the problem permanently, and for everyone? He decided to build a company that would solve death. He discussed the idea with Ray Kurzweil, the futurist who popularized the concept of the Singularity—the idea that humans will merge with A.I. and transcend our biological limitations—and Kurzweil was enthusiastic. Maris also discussed it with Andy Conrad, the geneticist who runs Alphabet’s Verily, and Conrad was thoughtfully discouraging. The first problem was the long study time in humans: it’s hard to run a clinical trial on subjects who take eighty years to die. (A related issue is that we have no accepted model for how to measure biological age, which often differs significantly from chronological age. Seventy probably isn’t the new fifty for, say, Ozzy Osbourne.) The second problem was the immense difficulty of determining whether any seeming cause of aging was actually causal, or merely a correlative of some other, stealthier process. “Andy did throw a lot of cold water on the idea,” Maris said. “But there were no issues of fact. He didn’t say, ‘Aging isn’t a genetic disease,’ or ‘Google will never fund this.’ ” In 2011, Maris pitched his proposed company to John Doerr, a prominent venture capitalist who is on Alphabet’s board. “Imagine you found a lamp on the beach, and a genie came out and granted you a wish,” Maris said. “If you were clever, your first wish would be for unlimited wishes.” As Doerr nodded, Maris continued, “Let’s say you’re going to live, at most, another thirty years.” Doerr had just turned sixty. “If each day is a wish, that’s only between one and ten thousand wishes. I don’t know about you, but I want to add more—I want to add wishes faster than they’re taken away.” Doerr, confronted with the limits to his life span, was galvanized. When Maris pitched Google’s founders, Sergey Brin, who has a gene variant that predisposes him to Parkinson’s disease, loved the idea, and Larry Page declared, “We should do it here!” In 2013, Google launched Calico, short for the California Life Company, with a billion dollars in funding. “Calico added a tremendous amount of validation to aging research,” George Vlasuk, the head of a biotech startup called Navitor, told me. “They have money, brainpower, and time.” But Calico has proved to be extremely secretive. All that’s known is that it’s tracking a thousand mice from birth to death to try to determine “biomarkers” of aging—biochemical substances whose levels predict morbidity; that it has a colony of naked mole rats, which live for thirty years and are amazingly ugly; and that it has invested in drugs that may prove helpful with diabetes and Alzheimer’s. (The company declined to comment.) A number of longevity scientists confess to disappointment with Calico’s direction. Nir Barzilai, a geneticist who is a leader in the aging field, told me, “The truth is, we don’t know what they’re doing, but whatever it is doesn’t really seem to be attacking the problem.” Another scientist who’s familiar with Calico’s workings said that it’s pursuing its mission judiciously, but that the company began, fatally, as a vanity project. The scientist said, “This is as self-serving as the Medici building a Renaissance chapel in Italy, but with a little extra Silicon Valley narcissism thrown in. It’s based on the frustration of many successful rich people that life is too short: ‘We have all this money, but we only get to live a normal life span.’ ” Maris, who has retired from Google Ventures, strongly disagreed with that view. “This is not about Silicon Valley billionaires living forever off the blood of young people,” he said. “It’s about a ‘Star Trek’ future where no one dies of preventable diseases, where life is fair.” If Silicon Valley billionaires end up being sustained by young blood, they will satisfy an ancient yearning. In 1615, a German doctor suggested that “the hot and spirituous blood of a young man will pour into the old one as if it were from a fountain of youth.” In 1924, the physician and Bolshevik Alexander Bogdanov began young-blood transfusions, and a fellow-revolutionary wrote that he “seems to have become seven, no, ten years younger.” Then Bogdanov injected himself with blood from a student who had both malaria and tuberculosis, and died. Parabiosis, the surgical linkage of circulatory systems, has had a mostly grisly history in humans—when it was tried as a desperate measure on terminal cancer patients, in 1951, a two-year-old boy lost part of his foot to gangrene—and in rodents, which resisted being conjoined. A 1956 study warned, “If two rats are not adjusted to each other, one will chew the head of the other until it is destroyed.” We kept trying. In 2005, a Stanford lab, run by a stem-cell biologist and neurologist named Tom Rando, announced that heterochronic parabiosis, or an exchange of blood between older and younger mice, rejuvenated the livers and muscles of the older ones. Vampires everywhere felt validated. Last fall, on “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert warned teen-agers that President Trump would replace Obamacare with mandatory parabiosis: “He’s going to stick a straw in you like a Capri Sun. ”Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists also had their straws poised. Rando said, “I’ve had a lot of meetings with young billionaires in Silicon Valley, and they all, to varying degrees, want to know when the secrets are coming out, both so they can get in on the next big thing and so they can personally take advantage of them. I say, ‘This is not an app. If you come at biology from a tech point of view, you’re going to be disappointed, because the pace is much slower.’ ” In recent years, the parabiosis field has grown quarrelsome. Is the rejuvenative key the presence of young-blood proteins, or the absence of something like SASP? Could it be a cellular by-product from one mouse, or the effect of borrowing a younger mouse’s liver? In 2014, the Harvard scientist Amy Wagers concluded that young-blood factors, particularly a protein called GDF11, gave older mice a stronger grip and renewed their brains. Most of her colleagues questioned her results, and the drug company Novartis promptly did a study that suggested the exact opposite: you should blockade GDF11. Wagers told me, “Different groups have reported that amounts of GDF11 go up, go down, or stay the same with age.” With a bleak laugh, she added, “Clearly, one group is right.” After Rando’s colleague Tony Wyss-Coray showed that young blood can foster new neurons in the hippocampus region of the brains of old mice, a company called Alkahest spun out from his work. Alkahest has begun to sift the more than ten thousand proteins in plasma, in hopes that the right protein cocktail can cure Alzheimer’s—a process that is expected to continue for more than a quarter century. When I visited Alkahest recently, Joe McCracken, the vice-president of business development, cued up side-by-side videos of genetically identical, equally aged mice. They were about to run a Barnes maze: a disk dotted with black circles, one of which was a hole—a laboratory version of a burrow in which to escape a diving hawk. During previous runs, they’d been trained to remember the hole’s location. McCracken, who was with two colleagues, explained that the first mouse had been treated only with a placebo of inert saline. We watched it nose here and there, uncertainly, before finally stumbling upon the hole. It took a minute and twenty seconds. The men clapped, releasing their anxiety. “It’s me in the parking lot, looking for my car,” Sam Jackson, the company’s chief medical officer, said. Then McCracken played the video of a mouse that had been tuned up with plasma from eighteen-year-old human beings. That mouse darted purposefully toward one sector of the maze, found the hole, and scooted into it in eighteen seconds. The execs grinned and shook their heads: youth. Every longevity experimenter has talismanic photos or videos of two mice: one timid and shuffling, with patchy fur; the other sleek and vital, thrumming with the miracle elixir. But can mice be our proxy? Empathy beguiles us into believing so. When you read that mice made to run on a treadmill were given “a five-minute warmup period and a five-minute cooldown period,” you think, Very sensible. Yet mice don’t have heart attacks, and their muscles start wasting suddenly, rather than gradually, as ours do. Mice also don’t get Alzheimer’s disease, so scientists mimic it by breeding mice with genes taken from humans. But, since we get Alzheimer’s only when we’re old, testing treatments in young mice often proves misleading. It doesn’t help that labs use radiation to cause artificial aging, or that lab mice live much longer than wild mice. Tony Wyss-Coray told me, “People say, ‘The young mouse finds the hole—O.K., we’re good, give me the treatment!’ And I say, ‘We don’t know if it’s safe, we don’t know if mice are the same as humans—you have to wait.’ ” We’ve cured cancer in lab mice dozens of times, and made them live twice as long, yet none of those results have transferred upstream. “So many times, the mice have failed us,” the geneticist Nir Barzilai lamented. The reigning view among longevity scientists is that aging is a product not of evolutionary intent but of evolutionary neglect: we are designed to live long enough to pass on our genes, and what happens afterward doesn’t much matter. As the geroscientist Richard A. Miller wrote, “Mice that devote their energies to eating and breeding will do better than those that spend valuable capital on eye repair and anticancer surveillance.” We mature more slowly than mice and live much longer, because we, like whales and naked mole rats, are at much less risk of being eaten in our first year. Yet from the age of thirty or forty on, after we’ve spawned, we’re living on time that evolution regards as pointless. Eric Verdin, the C.E.O. of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, the leading nonprofit in the field, noted that “if you just kept aging at the rate you age between twenty and thirty, you’d live to a thousand. At thirty, everything starts to change.” From that point, our risk of mortality doubles every seven years. We’re like salmon, only we die in slow motion. The battle between healthspanners and immortalists is essentially a contest between the power of evolution as ordained by nature and the potential power of evolution as directed by man. The healthspanners see us as subject to linear progress: animal studies take the time that they take; life sciences move at the speed of life. Noting that median life expectancy has been increasing in developed nations by about two and a half years a decade, Verdin told me, “If we can keep that pace up for the next two hundred years, and increase our life spans by forty years, that would be incredible.” The immortalists have a different view of both our history and our potential. They see centuries of wild theorizing (that aging could be reversed by heating the body, or by breathing the same air as young virgins) swiftly replaced by computer-designed drugs and gene therapies. Bill Maris said, “Health technology, which for five thousand years was symptomatic and episodic—‘Here are some leeches!’—is becoming an information technology, where we can read and edit our own genomes.” Many immortalists view aging not as a biological process but as a physical one: entropy demolishing a machine. And, if it’s a machine, couldn’t it be like a computer? Progress in computers, or anyway in semiconductors, has been subject to Moore’s Law, the exponential flywheel that has doubled capacity every two years. In linear progress, after thirty iterations you’ve advanced thirty steps; in exponential progress, you’ve advanced 1.07 billion steps. Our progress in mapping the human genome looked like it was linear—and then was revealed, once the doublings grew significant, as exponential. A number of startups are trying to harness exponential curves. BioAge has been using machine learning and crunching genomics data to search for biomarkers that predict mortality. Kristen Fortney, the company’s thirty-four-year-old C.E.O., told me that she had also begun testing computationally designed drugs to find an unexpected substance that would powerfully affect those markers. She’s about to seek her next round of venture financing, and she’s optimistic: “Biotech is something a lot of V.C.s don’t understand, but machine learning and big data are things they do understand.” Aging doesn’t seem to be a program so much as a set of rules about how we fail. Yet the conviction that it must be a program is hard to dislodge from Silicon Valley’s algorithmic minds. If it is, then reversing aging would be a mere matter of locating and troubleshooting a recursive loop of code. After all, researchers at Columbia University announced in March that they’d stored an entire computer operating system (as well as a fifty-dollar Amazon gift card) on a strand of DNA. If DNA is just a big Dropbox for all the back-office paperwork that sustains life, how hard can it be to bug-fix?   And the news story continues click on the link below. 

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March 27 2017 Rachel Browne

'Survivors have waited too long': 4000 institutions named in sex abuse royal commission

Thousands of institutions have been implicated in allegations of child sexual abuse, according to new data released by a royal commission. As the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse commences its final public hearing, chairman Justice Peter McClellan has urged child protection reform and proper redress for victims. The $500 million inquiry is Australia's longest royal commission, starting in 2013 and due to finish with a final report to the federal government in December. In his opening remarks to the hearing, Justice McClellan said governments and institutions needed to focus on redress and regulatory changes, "designed to ensure that so far as possible no child is abused in an institutional context in the future". "Survivors have waited too long for an effective response to their suffering and the future protection of Australian children must be given the highest priority," he said. Justice McClellan and five commissioners have heard the testimony of more than 6500 child sexual abuse survivors in private sessions, with another 2000 people still awaiting a meeting. More than 1200 witnesses have appeared at the commission in 400 days of public hearings. Data gleaned largely from private sessions found there were more than 4000 institutions where alleged abuse of children occurred. Religious institutions were most frequently named, with 60 per cent of survivors in private sessions reporting child abuse in a religious organisation. Just over one-third of survivors reported abuse in a government-managed institution. "It is remarkable that failures have occurred in so many institutions," Justice McClellan said. "It is now apparent that many of the characteristics of failure within institutions are common." An analysis of alleged perpetrators found members of the clergy were most commonly identified by those attending private sessions, followed by teachers and residential care workers. The majority of alleged perpetrators were adult males, accounting for 94 per cent of reported abusers. Counsel assisting the commission Gail Furness SC told the inquiry the statistics are likely to represent a fraction of child sexual abuse survivors. "It is very likely that there are very many people who have been sexually abused in institutional contexts in Australia as children who have not attended a private session," she said. The commission heard 64 per cent of people who attended a private session were male. Almost half reported they were abused when aged between 10 and 14 years, while 28 per cent were aged between five and nine years when the abuse allegedly occurred. "When a child is sexually abused, the effects can be devastating," Ms Furness said. "For some, the impacts of the abuse, and an institution's response to it, last for their whole lives." The impact of abuse is widespread, the inquiry heard. "Child sexual abuse affects the whole community," Ms Furness said. "The effects ripple outwards, adversely affecting victims' parents, siblings, partners, carers and children." The hearing into the nature, cause and impact of abuse continues. 

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etc. For the disasters that shall take place are many, the flooding shall be far greater than in times past, the mudslides far greater than in times past, the earthquakes shall be more numerous and far greater than in times past. The tornadoes, oh the savageness of the tornadoes that shall rip across the land, the straight winds, the hurricanes, the forest fires, the volcanoes shall erupt, the rising of the sea level that will be marked not in inches but in feet. etc.. 

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READY TO BLOW Flight chaos threat for Brits as experts fear four of Iceland’s volcanoes are set to erupt just like Eyjafjallajökull that grounded jets in 2010

Seven years ago it blew sending choking clouds of ash into the atmosphere grounding 100,000 flights

By Jon Lockett 27th March 2017, 8:14 pm

FOUR mighty volcanoes in Iceland including the one which caused air travel chaos across Europe in 2010 could erupt ‘at any moment’ say experts. Seven years ago the massive Eyjafjallajökull blew sending choking clouds of ash into the atmosphere across the continent. The dust clouds grounded 100,000 flights costing Europe’s economy an estimated £4 billion. Now experts have told the Daily Star Online that four of the country’s biggest volcanos are showing signs they have ‘woken up’. It’s claimed Katla, Hekla, Bárðarbunga and Grímsvötn are on the brink of blowing their tops. Hazel Rymer, Professor of Environmental Volcanology at Open University fears fiery Hekla poses the biggest danger of bringing Europe to a standstill. “When Hekla erupts, it’s effects are usually felt very severely by the local people,” she said. “It can have an impact internationally just as the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull did in 2010.We are on our guard.” Hekla, which stands at 1,488 metres high, last erupted in 2000 and is long overdue a new blast. And Pall Einarsso, a geophysicist at the university of Iceland, says its internal pressure is already higher than the last two times it blew. He says Europe could see Hekla erupt at any moment. “This could certainly do terrible things, even though most eruptions are small and rather harmless,” he said. “This could be spectacular.” Katla last erupted in 1919 but research indicates it is now ready to blow. Bárðarbunga is the most active and last erupted in 2014 releasing two cubic kilometres of lava. Volcanologist David Pyle, of Oxford University, says a repeat of the ash cloud chaos is most likely to be caused by Hekla or Katla. “The Eyjafjalljokull eruption in Iceland in 2010 wasn’t a very big eruption, but it produced a lot of fine ash, over several weeks,” he said. "The same thing could happen again - with the right combination of eruption size (not too big, not too small), and weather systems.” Europe could, however, escape a repeat of the air travel disruption if the eruption is high enough. “It is likely that future explosive eruptions from Icelandic volcanoes like Katla or Hekla will inject volcanic ash high enough in the atmosphere for it to get caught up in the polar vortex, and blown across Scandinavia, Greenland and the Arctic Ocean,” he said. 

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etc. For I have warned you Russia is not your friend, I have warned you that China is not your friend, I have warned you that North Korea is not your friend and I have warned you that Iran is not your friend. etc.

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Declassified Report Proved How Close The US Was To Nuclear War - Have We Learned From The Past? NKorean War Threats No Laughing Matter

March 27, 2017 - Story submitted to All News Pipeline by Ambassador R. James Woolsey and Dr. Peter Vincent Pry

The United States must not dismiss Kim Jong-un’s threats as mere bluster In 2015 the Intelligence Community declassified The 1983 Soviet “War Scare” — the definitive report by the president’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board on how and why the USSR nearly launched a preemptive nuclear strike during the NATO theater nuclear exercise ABLE ARCHER-83, held in November 1983. For months prior to ABLE ARCHER-83, Moscow warned vociferously that deploying U.S. missiles to European NATO would result in World War III. Washington dismissed Soviet threats as “bluster” to frighten NATO into non-deployment of these first theater nuclear missiles with range to reach Moscow. After all, Soviet SS-20 missiles posed a far greater threat to NATO. And ABLE ARCHER-83 was routine. The only thing new was the exercise would include the new nuclear missiles. We did not know it then, but subsequent analysis proved Moscow misconstrued ABLE ARCHER-83 as cover for a surprise nuclear attack. The USSR prepared a surprise of their own — a preemptive nuclear strike, which they very nearly launched, and almost certainly would have done so if the exercise continued another 24 hours. Many analysts regard the 1983 Soviet war scare as more dangerous than the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Now the U.S. and South Korea are conducting a routine military exercise FOAL EAGLE-17 mobilizing thousands of troops. For the first time, the U.S. has deployed THAAD missile defenses to protect South Korea from North Korean nuclear strikes. B-52 nuclear bombers will be flown into South Korea. The focus of the war game is preemptive warfare to prevent North Korea from launching nuclear missiles, including by U.S. nuclear first strikes against North Korean forces and leadership. North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is threatening preemptive nuclear war. Pyongyang wrongly declares, as it does every year during routine U.S.-South Korean military exercises, that these are no war games, but this time a real impending U.S. surprise attack. North Korea fired four missiles which splashed down close to Japan, a rehearsal for nuclear strikes against U.S. bases according to Pyongyang. Many dismiss Kim Jong-un’s nuclear threats as mere “bluster.” This is a profoundly dangerous underestimate. Kim Jong-un is a sociopath who inherited absolute power from his father and grandfather. Like them, Kim is mentally and spiritually absolutely corrupted. Kim is so suspicious of his own followers that he is purging his political and military elites, inventing sadistically ingenious ways of killing even close relatives. Kim Jong-un is essentially Caligula in the third generation, armed with nuclear weapons. His paranoid personality is exactly the type to start a nuclear war. Failure to understand the dangerously dysfunctional mind of the North Korean dictator is leading analysts to misread the character of the nuclear threat from North Korea. For example, Western analysts wrongly assume North Korea must follow a testing regime similar to that for U.S. missiles, where there will be numerous flight tests to perfect the missile before operational deployment. But North Korea sees itself in a long nuclear crisis with the United States, always on the verge of nuclear war, necessitating that missiles get rushed out the door based on component testing and maybe some minimal flight testing. Pyongyang is in a panic, like Moscow during World War II rushing not properly tested tanks to the front from the factory floor — except Pyongyang’s panic is over nuclear war. Pyongyang’s nuclear war scare mentality explains why North Korea deployed 30 Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) for nine years based only on component testing, without flight testing. Some Western analysts thought the Musudan was a fake missile — until it was successfully flight-tested last year. Pyongyang’s panic explains why North Korea has deployed the KN-08 and KN-14 mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) without flight testing. Pyongyang’s panic explains why we should be a lot more worried about their KMS-3 and KMS-4 satellites orbiting over the U.S. If nuclear-armed, these satellites could make an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack that would blackout North America and kill millions. Surprise EMP attack by satellite is such an unconventional gambit it is still not on the mental radar screens of most analysts — exactly as Pyongyang hopes. What is to be done? President Trump should harden the national electric grid against EMP and cyberattack, starting by appointing new commissioners to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission who care more about national security than essentially representing the electric utilities. Redeploy Aegis guided missile cruisers to plug holes in the National Missile Defense, especially in the southern Gulf coastal states — Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas. Modernize the U.S. nuclear deterrent, including development of EMP and cyber weapons capable of neutralizing nuclear missile threats preemptively. Launch a new Manhattan Project to resurrect President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative and deploy space-based missile defenses to make preemptive warfare unnecessary. Story originally published here. Ambassador R. James Woolsey was director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is chief of staff of the congressional EMP Commission and served in the House Armed Services Committee and the CIA. His books on Amazon can be found here. 

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KIM IN THE CROSSHAIRS Japan to ‘bomb North Korea’ in missile strike before crazed despot Kim Jong-un can ‘destroy’ the country in nuclear attack

The maniacal tyrant has angered the entire region with recent missile tests

By Corey Charlton 28th March 2017, 9:06 am Updated: 28th March 2017, 3:07 pm

JAPANESE lawmakers are calling for new laws to allow Tokyo to launch pre-emptive strikes against an increasingly aggressive Kim Jong-un. The maniacal tyrant has angered the entire region with recent missile tests as he seeks to develop his nuclear warheads. Hiroshi Imazu, the head of Japan's ruling party, told The Washington Post: "Japan can't just wait until its destroyed. "It's legally possible for Japan to strike an enemy base that's launching a missile at us, but we don't have the equipment or capability." Discussions surrounding the law change were supported by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and defence minister Gen Nakatani. Nakatani told the paper: "I believe that we should consider having the capacity to strike." Japan's current constitution, created in the wake of the Second World War, means it is illegal for the country to launch an attack - it can only go to war in self-defence. But a group of influential politicians are lobbying for the law change that would allow them to take the front foot against North Korea. Last week Japan also began staging mass evacuation drills as tensions in the region heated up. Just hours ago it was reported Kim Jong-un was preparing another nuke test to commemorate his dead grandad's birthday. There has been increased activity at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Korea leading experts to believe the country’s next nuclear test is imminent, according to the Yonhap news agency. Kim Jong-un recently threatened to reduce the US “to ashes” as tensions with North Korea continue to increase. And just last week, a propaganda video mocked up his troop's destroying a US aircraft carrier and downing a bomber jet. 

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etc. It is not the books that man writes, it is the word, the living word, the logos, the rhema, stay in my word, walk in my word, function in my word and you shall see what the EU is about ready to do, you shall understand what Russia is planning and purposing now, you shall even see China who is the last army that moves down into that valley after my church is gone. You will understand these things, for it is very clear in my word exactly what I shall do and you will not say, well, it must be fifteen years off, you will not say it must be ten years off, you will not say it must be five years off, for you shall see the signs clearly and you shall understand the hour, you shall understand the time and you will know.

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Claim: Russia Has Created A Devastating Zircon Hypersonic Missile That Will Rip Right Through U.S. Warships: “Unstoppable… Unbeatable… Undefendable”

Mac Slavo March 27th, 2017

As President Trump ratchets up the U.S. military in his latest budget proposal, his counterpart, Russian President Vladimir Putin, has reportedly created a hypersonic missile with such devastating implications for the U.S. Navy, that it is being called “unstoppable.” Russia claims to have created a devastating hypersonic missile that travels five times faster than the speed of sound and could rip through navy warship defences because it’s too fast to stop. The Kremlin’s Zircon missile has been called “unstoppable”, “unbeatable” and “undefendable” with a 4,600mph speed that only one defence system in the world can destroy – that system is owned by Russia. The missile employs revolutionary scramjet technology to reach its hypersonic speeds whereby propulsion is created by forcing air from the atmosphere into its combustor where it mixes with on-board fuel – rather than carry both fuel and oxidizer like traditional rockets. This makes it lighter, and therefore much faster. The US Navy warns it could be fitted to Russia’s nuclear-powered Kirkov warship, where it would have a range of up to 500 miles. In comparison, the Royal Navy’s Sea Ceptor missile, which is designed to destroy incoming missiles can only travel 15 miles and hit top speeds of 2,300mph. Full report: International Business Time

Reports indicate that no counter measures for the Zircon missile exist. If true, then the majority of the U.S. Naval fleet has just been rendered obsolete.


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No age discrimination: Muslim ‘migrants’ rape elderly German women, 90 and 79

Posted on March 23, 2017 by Dr. Eowyn | 28 Comments

In Europe, no female of whatever age is safe from Muslim “migrants”:

Young girls are advised to wear magic tattoos to protect themselves from being molested in public swimming pools.

Young women are advised to wear sneakers so they can outrun ‘refugees’.

The physically handicapped are not safe (see “Wheelchair-bound woman raped by refugees at Sweden asylum center“).

Kind-hearted women who help “migrants” by working in asylum centers get molested.

Even really old women are not safe from being raped.

Here are two examples: (1) On July 24, 2016, a 40-year-old “refugee from Eritrea” — code words for a North African Muslim “migrant” — raped a 79-year-old woman when she was visiting her sister’s grave in Ibbenbueren, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. A witness called the police after hearing the woman crying for help at around 6 a.m. The victim was given medical treatment and released from hospital after two days. The unnamed suspect, who has been in Germany since 2013 and was living in a hostel for asylum seekers, was charged with rape and put in police custody. If found guilty, he could face 15 years in prison. (Source: Daily Mail) (2) On October 2, 2016 in Düsseldorf, a 19-year-0ld “Moroccan migrant” raped a 90-year-old woman in daylight. The woman had just left a church in the city center when her assailant pushed her into a narrow alley between two pubs, where he demanded money and then raped her. The woman was treated for injuries in a hospital and released the next day. The suspect was arrested a few weeks later, when DNA found at the crime scene matched the DNA taken from the “migrant” after he had been arrested for theft in May 2016. (Source: UK Express) On March 16, 2017, trial began in Düsseldorf for the 19-year-old suspect. According to the prosecution, the 90-year-old victim had just lit a candle in the St. Lambertus Church when the young man confronted her and shouted “money, money!” But when the woman did not have any money with her, the 19-year-old dragged her into the courtyard where he pulled down her leggings and raped her, before strangling her and pulling at her hair. Then he went through her handbag, stealing her house key and writing down her address. Thankfully, there is no evidence that he later broke into her home. The “Moroccan migrant” is facing up to 15 years in prison if found guilty of rape, bodily harm and theft. (Source: The Local) A leaked internal “Casablanca Report” from Düsseldorf says there is a “child sex crisis in swimming pools”. Referring to the report, chief of the German police union Rainer Wendt said that Düsseldorf, like other German cities, has “around 2,244 North African migrant criminals”. Wendt said these migrant criminals are “laughing” at the German justice system as they are often allowed to go free after committing crimes: “They despise our country and laugh at our justice. If there is no pre-trial detention made, no imprisonment is imposed, and no deportations carried out. The police make multiple arrests and the perpetrators get away with it.” (Source: Breitbart) The situation is so bad in Europe that 80% of Swedish police reportedly want to quit, while police have lost control of no-go zones in Germany and in the city of Marseilles, France, where “excessive violence, riots, and rapes has made it the most dangerous city in Europe.” Marseilles has a 30-40% Muslim population. Boys are not safe either from being sexually assaulted by Muslim “migrants” (see “Iraqi migrant rapes a 10-year-old boy at a swimming pool in Vienna and tells police it was a ‘sexual emergency’“). Nor are store mannequins and goats. 

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Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology have come up with a solution to slow wifi. Use a wireless network based on harmless infrared rays. The capacity is not only huge (more than 40Gbit/s per ray) but also there is no need to share since every device gets its own ray of light. This was the subject for which TU/e researcher Joanne Oh received her PhD degree with the ‘cum laude’ distinction last week. The system conceived in Eindhoven is simple and, in principle, cheap to set up. The wireless data comes from a few central ‘light antennas’, for instance mounted on the ceiling, which are able to very precisely direct the rays of light supplied by an optical fiber. Since there are no moving parts, it is maintenance-free and needs no power: the antennas contain a pair of gratings that radiate light rays of different wavelengths at different angles (‘passive diffraction gratings’). Changing the light wavelengths also changes the direction of the ray of light. Since a safe infrared wavelength is used that does not reach the vulnerable retina in your eye, this technique is harmless. No interference If you walk around as a user and your smartphone or tablet moves out of the light antenna’s line of sight, then another light antenna takes over. The network tracks the precise location of every wireless device using its radio signal transmitted in the return direction. It is a simple matter to add devices: they are assigned different wavelengths by the same light antenna and so do not have to share capacity. Moreover, there is no longer any interference from a neighboring wi-fi network. Data capacity of light rays Current wi-fi uses radio signals with a frequency of 2.5 or 5 gigahertz. The system conceived at TU Eindhoven uses infrared light with wavelengths of 1500 nanometers and higher; this light has frequencies that are thousands of times higher, some 200 terahertz. which makes the data capacity of the light rays much larger. Joanne Oh even managed a speed of 42.8 Gbit/s over a distance of 2.5 meters. For comparison, the average connection speed in the Netherlands is two thousand times less (17.6 Mbit/s). Even if you have the very best wi-fi system available, you won’t get more than 300 Mbit/s in total, which is some hundred times less than the speed per ray of light achieved by the Eindhoven study. The Eindhoven system has so far used the light rays only to download; uploads are still done using radio signals since in most applications much less capacity is needed for uploading. Five years The work of doctoral student Oh is part of the wider BROWSE project headed up by professor of broadband communication technology Ton Koonen, and with funding from the European Research Council. Joanne Oh focused predominantly on the technology of data transmission via directable infrared light rays. Other PhDs are still working on the technology that tracks the location of all the wireless devices as well as on the essential central fiber-optic network connecting the light antennas. Koonen expects it will still be five years or more before the new technology will be in our stores. He thinks that the first devices to be connected to this new kind of wireless network will be high data consumers like video monitors, laptops or tablets. Many devices at the same time Koonen’s group is not the only one working on ‘indoor optical wireless networks’. A few other universities and research institutes around the world are also studying whether data can be transmitted via a room’s LED lighting. However, the drawback here is that the bandwidth is not high and that the connected devices still have to share. A few other groups are investigating network concepts in which infrared light rays are directed using movable mirrors. The disadvantage here is that this requires active control of the mirrors and therefore energy, and each mirror is only capable of handling one ray of light at a time. The grating used by Koonen and Oh can cope with many rays of light and, therefore, devices at the same time. The work of Oh and Koonen comes under the auspices of the TU/e Institute for Photonic Integration, one of the world’s leading research institutes for ‘photonics’, the use of light (photons) rather than electricity (electrons) to transmit data. 

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Stunning new ESA animation reveals the Earth's magnetic 'cocoon' in unprecedented detail

Animation reveals a detailed look at Earth's ‘lithospheric magnetic field’

The layer makes up 6 percent of the magnetic field, and is hard to see from space

ESA's Swarm satellites collected data for three years for high resolution view

By Cheyenne Macdonald For Published: 14:58 EDT, 22 March 2017 | Updated: 15:06 EDT, 22 March 2017

The European Space Agency has released the highest resolution map yet of Earth’s elusive ‘lithospheric magnetic field,’ a weak layer in the massive ‘cocoon’ around our planet. The agency’s Swarm satellites have mapped the magnetic signals of this layer in unprecedented detail, revealing new insight to Earth’s magnetic history. A stunning new animation created after three years of data collection now shows the finer details of this small section, which arises from the electrical currents in space and the magnetized rocks of our planet’s upper lithosphere. While much of Earth’s magnetic field is generated by deep movement of molten iron in the outer core, at depths of more than 3000 kilometers (1865 miles), a much weaker layer making up just 6 percent comes from the crust and upper mantle. While it’s hard to spot from space, the Swarm satellites have allowed scientists to map the lithospheric magnetic field in stunning detail. This reveals more precise variations than previous reconstructions, as a result of geological structures in Earth’s crust. ‘By combining Swarm measurements with historical data from the German CHAMP satellite, and using a new modelling technique, it was possible to extract the tiny magnetic signals of crustal magnetization,’ said Nils Olsen from the Technical University of Denmark. The researchers found one such anomaly in Central African Republic, around the city of Bangui. Here, the magnetic field is far sharper and stronger – but, why it is this way remains a mystery. Some suspect it may have been created by a meteorite impact more than 540 million years ago. Earth’s magnetic field is always changing, according to the ESA, as magnetic north ‘wanders.’ And, its polarity flips every few hundred years. The magnetic field allows scientists to see a ‘snapshot’ of past event in the crust, as new material is generated through volcanic activity, with iron-rich minerals pointing magnetic north. Our planet's magnetic field is believed to be generated deep down in the Earth's core. Nobody has ever journeyed to the centre of the Earth, but by studying shockwaves from earthquakes, physicists have been able to work out its likely structure. At the heart of the Earth is a solid inner core, two thirds of the size of the moon, made mainly of iron. At 5,700°C, this iron is as hot as the Sun's surface, but the crushing pressure caused by gravity prevents it from becoming liquid. Surrounding this is the outer core there is a 1,242 mile (2,000 km) thick layer of iron, nickel, and small quantities of other metals. The metal here is fluid, because of the lower pressure than the inner core. Differences in temperature, pressure and composition in the outer core cause convection currents in the molten metal as cool, dense matter sinks and warm matter rises. The 'Coriolis' force, caused by the Earth's spin, also causes swirling whirlpools. This flow of liquid iron generates electric currents, which in turn create magnetic fields. Charged metals passing through these fields go on to create electric currents of their own, and so the cycle continues. This self-sustaining loop is known as the geodynamo. The spiralling caused by the Coriolis force means the separate magnetic fields are roughly aligned in the same direction, their combined effect adding up to produce one vast magnetic field engulfing the planet. This activity typically takes place along the sea floor, and as the magnetic poles periodically flip, the solidified magma creates ‘stripes’ that reveal the magnetic history. The researchers found one such anomaly in Central African Republic, around the city of Bangui. Here, the magnetic field is far sharper and stronger – but, why it is this way remains a mystery. Some suspect it may have been created by a meteorite impact more than 540 million years ago. Earth’s magnetic field is always changing, according to the ESA, as magnetic north ‘wanders.’ The researchers found one such anomaly in Central African Republic, around the city of Bangui (pictured). Here, the magnetic field is far sharper and stronger ¿ but, why it is this way remains a mystery The researchers found one such anomaly in Central African Republic, around the city of Bangui (pictured). Here, the magnetic field is far sharper and stronger – but, why it is this way remains a mystery The formation of new crust typically takes place through volcanic activity along the sea floor, and as the magnetic poles periodically flip, the solidified magma creates ¿stripes¿ that reveal the magnetic history The formation of new crust typically takes place through volcanic activity along the sea floor, and as the magnetic poles periodically flip, the solidified magma creates ‘stripes’ that reveal the magnetic history And, its polarity flips every few hundred years. The magnetic field allows scientists to see a ‘snapshot’ of past event in the crust, as new material is generated through volcanic activity, with iron-rich minerals pointing magnetic north. HOW DOES A LIQUID IRON CORE CREATE A MAGNETIC FIELD? Our planet's magnetic field is believed to be generated deep down in the Earth's core. Nobody has ever journeyed to the centre of the Earth, but by studying shockwaves from earthquakes, physicists have been able to work out its likely structure. At the heart of the Earth is a solid inner core, two thirds of the size of the moon, made mainly of iron. At 5,700°C, this iron is as hot as the Sun's surface, but the crushing pressure caused by gravity prevents it from becoming liquid. Surrounding this is the outer core there is a 1,242 mile (2,000 km) thick layer of iron, nickel, and small quantities of other metals. The metal here is fluid, because of the lower pressure than the inner core. Differences in temperature, pressure and composition in the outer core cause convection currents in the molten metal as cool, dense matter sinks and warm matter rises. The 'Coriolis' force, caused by the Earth's spin, also causes swirling whirlpools. This flow of liquid iron generates electric currents, which in turn create magnetic fields. Charged metals passing through these fields go on to create electric currents of their own, and so the cycle continues. This self-sustaining loop is known as the geodynamo. The spiralling caused by the Coriolis force means the separate magnetic fields are roughly aligned in the same direction, their combined effect adding up to produce one vast magnetic field engulfing the planet. This activity typically takes place along the sea floor, and as the magnetic poles periodically flip, the solidified magma creates ‘stripes’ that reveal the magnetic history. ‘Understanding the crust of our home planet is no easy feat,’ said ESA Swarm mission manager, Rune Floberghagen. ‘We can’t simply drill through it to measure its structure, composition, and history. ‘Measurements from space have great value as they offer a sharp global view on the magnetic structure of our planet’s rigid outer shell.’ The new map now stands as a global view of the magnetic stripes, helping scientists to better understand magnetic and tectonic activity. ‘These magnetic stripes are evidence of pole reversals and analyzing the magnetic imprints of the ocean floor allows the reconstruction of past core field changes,’ said Dhananjay Ravat from the University of Kentucky. ‘They also help to investigate tectonic plate motions.’

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China threatens American B-1 bomber flying off South Korea: Stand off as Beijing claims US aircraft violated its 'defense zone'

China has accused the US plane of operating in its airspace without permission

Pliots of a Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber were forced to respond to controllers

Chinese Air Traffic officials radioed the bomber flying 70 miles from Jeju Island

The US bomber was in the controversial Chinese Air Defense Identification Zone

American and Japanese officials do not recognize the airspace China claism

By Reporter Published: 01:54 EDT, 23 March 2017 | Updated: 14:53 EDT, 23 March 2017

Chinese military officials have accused US bombers of flying too close to the country and operating in its airspace during a mission off South Korea. Pilots of the US Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber were forced to respond to Chinese air traffic controllers during a flight about 70 nautical miles southwest of South Korea's Jeju Island. American officials told CNN the pilots told the Chinese controllers they were conducting 'routine operations in international airspace and did not deviate from their flight path'. The network revealed the tense moment was the result of the bombers had actually entered the Chinese Air Defense Identification Zone - a controversial area of sky over the East China Sea. The airspace also covers islands claimed by Japan, and it is not officially recognized by the US. 'Pacific Air Forces ... did not recognize the Chinese Air Defense Identification Zone when it was announced in November of 2013, and does not recognize it today,' US Pacific Air Forces spokesman Major Phil Ventura told CNN. 'The ADIZ has not changed our operations.' Chinese authorities demand airplanes flying over or through the airspace must first notify officials. US Air Force sources said B-1 bomber was carrying out training operations with Japanese and South Korean jets in recent days. On March 21, the American bomber was seen flying in formation with Japan Air Self Defense Force F-15s.

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Are Untested Combination Vaccines Killing Our Children?

By Christina England

It appears that the pharmaceutical industry is trying to cram as many vaccines as humanly possible into one syringe and advertise these combination vaccines as safe and effective. In reality, however, a growing number of medical professionals are concerned that administering too many vaccinations to an infant at one time increases their chance of suffering an adverse reaction. This is especially the case for combination vaccinations, and it appears that the fears of medical professionals are justified, because, over the years, history has painted a very disturbing picture. History Proves that Combination Vaccines are Unsafe In October 2000, the 6-in-1 vaccination Hexavac was first licensed for use in Europe. The vaccine manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur was formulated as a combination vaccination that combined the diphtheria vaccine, tetanus vaccine, acellular pertussis vaccine, recombinant hepatitis B surface antigen vaccine, inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine and Haemophilus influenza vaccine in one syringe. Just five years later, however, the vaccination was withdrawn from use by the European Medicines Agency for “commercial reasons.” However, Dr. Klaus Hartmann believes that the vaccine was withdrawn for very different reasons. In a 2015 documentary, titled We Don’t Vaccinate – Myth and Reality of the Vaccination Campaigns, he explained his reasons why. Dr. Hartmann worked for the licensing authority at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute and was in charge of vaccine safety. He was not opposed to vaccination; however, he was concerned about the aluminum adjuvants contained in vaccines and was especially concerned about the 6-in-1 vaccination Hexavac because he had noticed a massive increase in the number of children suffering adverse reactions. He stated that: Here we had another problem with Hexavac. A pathologist had autopsied a child who had died two days previously, after getting the Hexavac vaccine. He found that the child had a massively swollen brain, something that he had never come across before in his career as a pathologist. Several other cases were mentioned; it was not just this one child. This observation had raised Dr. Hartmann’s concerns, because, at the time, the vaccine had been licensed as safe in Europe. He explained that experts had discussed the vaccine in depth during meetings and they had decided that it was not wise to connect the vaccine to the deaths of these babies because politically, it was not considered, “a smart thing to do, to damage the public’s trust in vaccinations.” Consequently, Dr. Hartmann resigned from his post, and a year later, the Focus magazine stated that the mortality rate among the vaccinated babies in the first 48 hours after a vaccination with Hexavac was 2.5 times higher than the average mortality in this age group. A year later, Hexavac was taken off the market and disappeared forever. Within a few months, a study titled the Token study was published, which, according to Austrian investigative journalist Bert Ehgartner, was a scandal and in a class all of its own. He explained that: Naturally people became very disquieted simply because the probability of death following a vaccination had been shown to triple, so there they sat in conference rooms, asking themselves how they could handle the situation. Fortunately, they had good advisors because these idiots at the Robert Koch Institute had their study financed completely by the vaccine manufacturers, which is why when all this happened they had to immediately notify their sponsors industry, for the more they wanted to have experts available for dealing with the public relations aspect of the vaccinations, they of course are employed by the vaccine manufacturers themselves. He continued: The publication of the study results was delayed for two years, as the pharma industry had to hold numerous meetings and lectures to address the issue. Finally, they announced that everything was OK, that absolutely nothing unethical had happened, they simply reshuffled data and redefined parameters, they simply used statistics to make the link between the vaccinations and the casualties disappear. Confirming the information that had been relayed by Dr. Hartmann, Rolf Kron, M.D., explained that the more comprehensive English version of the Token study mentioned that hundreds of deaths had occurred after the vaccination. He stated that: When looking through the data bank of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute, you will find very few deaths and suspected cases, listed. At the same time constant mention of the fact that it is still unclear whether these cases are really vaccine related. If now for example, there is no increase in the number of deaths between the fourth and the seventh day after vaccination, then only this is mentioned in the medical papers. When however, we take a look at the days before and after this period to find out what the mortality rate is, we suddenly see an enormous increase. In the shorter German version, it is only stated that the vaccines are safe and that multiple vaccines pose no significant risk of an increase in the infant mortality rate. For more information on this vaccine, read: European Medicines Agency – Hexavac, and European Medicines Agency – Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use European Public Assessment Report (EPAR) Another Lethal 6-in-1 Vaccine is Unleashed In 2011, news leaked about another dangerous 6-in-1 vaccination, which had also been licensed as safe and effective. Reports revealed that a confidential GlaxoSmithKline document had been leaked to the press, which exposed the fact that within a two-year period, a total of 36 infants had died after they had received the 6-in-1 vaccination, Infanrix Hexa. According to the Initiative Citoyenne website, a 1,271-page document had revealed that GlaxoSmithKline had received a total of 1,742 reports of adverse reactions between October 23, 2009, and October 22, 2011, including 503 serious adverse reactions and 36 deaths. Initiative Citoyenne stated: It’s not that 14 deaths were recorded by GSK between October 2009 and end in October 2011 as we had originally calculated but 36 (14 from 2010 to 2011 and 22 from 2009 to 2010). In addition to these 36 deaths at least 37 other deaths (sudden death mainly), bringing the total to at least 73 deaths since the launch of the vaccine in 2000, and again, this concerns only the death by sudden death, no further recovery of under-reporting. Using the figure of 36 deaths over a two-year period, the figures averaged 1.5 deaths per month, which I am sure most will agree is extremely high. It should also be noted that only 1 to 10% of adverse reactions to vaccines are actually reported. Therefore, in reality, the problem could potentially be far more serious and the actual number of fatalities could have been much higher. The Deadly Chemical Cocktail The charts revealed that many of the infants who had passed away had died within the first few days of receiving the vaccine. A total of three infants were reported to have died within hours of receiving the vaccine. This was hardly surprising, given the vaccination’s ingredients, which were listed on the GSK Infanrix Hexa product information leaflet. Sadly, it is not only the 6-in-1 vaccinations that are believed to be killing our children, because according to reports, multiple deaths are also occurring after the 5-in-1 vaccinations. Reports from India Towards the end of 2016, a flood of reports from India revealed that 237 children had died after being vaccinated with pentavalent (5-in-1) vaccinations. In November 2016, the website SundayGuardianLive published an article titled 237 deaths by pentavalent vaccine and still counting. The author, pediatrician Jacob Puliyel, revealed that after submitting a Freedom of Information report, they were shocked to learn that: Under Right to Information we know that up to August 2016 there have been 237 deaths reported to the government here within 72 hours of vaccination with pentavalent. We examined deaths in states which were giving DPT and pentavalent vaccine concurrently. As expected, the true figures were never revealed to the public and any link to the vaccination went from being probable to “unlikely” extremely quickly. He wrote: There were three deaths following the use of pentavalent vaccine in Sri Lanka. The Government of Sri Lanka suspended the use of the vaccine. WHO experts investigated the deaths. They found there was a clear temporal association of the deaths to the vaccine (WHO terminology, meaning the deaths followed soon after vaccination) and there was no alternate explanation for the deaths. According to the standard protocol in investigation of vaccine deaths these deaths would have to be declared as ‘probably’ caused by Pentavalent vaccine. The experts balked at the prospect of giving such a report. No country would use this vaccine after that. Instead they wrote in their report that they were deleting ‘probable’ and ‘possible’ from the standard classification. The report maintained that although it was probably related to the vaccine, they were reporting it as “unlikely” to be related to vaccination. The full report was not published online, only the conclusion was made public. He continued: The full report was presented to the Delhi High Court in a vaccine case. Once this devious methodology employed by the WHO experts was known, it was exposed by the British Medical Journal. Following the exposé, the WHO set up a 40-member committee called the CIOMS/WHO committee. 19 of the 40 were representatives of vaccine manufacturers with conflicts of interest. They developed a new algorithm for investigating adverse events after immunization, which decreed that any reaction seen first in Phase 4 trial must be ignored. However, it appears that their lies eventually caught up with the World Health Organization (WHO), because the pentavac SD, the main pentavalent vaccination that was licensed for use in India, was manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. According to their website, the Serum Institute of India stated that: Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. is now the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by number of doses produced and sold globally (more than 1.3 billion doses) which includes Polio vaccine as well as Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hib, BCG, r -Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccines. It is estimated that about 65% of the children in the world receive at least one vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute. Vaccines manufactured by the Serum Institute are accredited by the World Health Organization, Geneva and are being used in around 140 countries across the globe in their national immunization programs, saving millions of lives throughout the world. Interestingly and crucially, however, the Serum Institute of India is not only accredited by the World Health Organization, but they also have an affiliation with the Gates Foundation, UNICEF and GAVI Alliance (Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunisation). On their website, GAVI stated that: The GAVI Alliance provides vaccines to children in poor countries. It is a true alliance, including donors like Canada and the countries that receive vaccines, as well as organisations such as UNICEF, the World Health Organisation, World Bank, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the private sector. Speaking on the pentavalent vaccination, GAVI stated that: Geneva, 30 July 2014 – The five-in-one pentavalent vaccine is being used in all GAVI Alliance-supported countries – now the race is on to increase coverage of the vaccine which protects children against five life-threatening diseases. Pentavalent, which protects against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP) as well as hepatitis B (hepB) and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), was first introduced with GAVI support in Kenya in 2001. South Sudan became the 73rd and final GAVI-supported country to introduce the vaccine on the 16th of July 2014. However, it appears GAVI has more than a casual relationship with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Careful research shows that they were the organization that actually set up GAVI Alliance in 1999. The Serum Institute of India stated: Nearly two million children in the worlds poorest countries die from preventable diseases every year because they do not have access to life-saving vaccines. The GAVI was established in 2000 to save children’s lives by expanding immunisation in poor countries. In its first ten years, GAVI-financed programs have immunised more than 280 million children, thereby saving more than five million lives. Saving Children’s Lives: GAVI Alliance Pledging Conference for Immunisation was held in London on Monday in which city-based vaccine major Serum Institute of India has participated. The objective of the conference was to bring together GAVI donors and partners. Vaccine manufacturers were specifically invited to demonstrate their active contribution to counter the financing challenge and making significant pricing and/or supply announcements. This year, Serum has offered GAVI the pentavalent vaccine at $1.75 per dose. The vaccine was purchased by GAVI a couple of years ago at more than $3/dose. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla, chairman and managing director, Serum Institute of India, said: The mission to further children’s health in developing countries had been at the heart of the institutes business model right from when we started manufacturing life-saving vaccines at the lowest affordable prices and providing them to UNICEF and PAHO. India Severs Its Ties with the Gates Foundation In early 2017, Asianet Newsable announced that the Indian government had chosen to cut some of their funding ties with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and their involvement with the Indian immunization program. Announcing the news, author Fleme Varkey wrote: The Gates Foundation was working with and funding the Immunization Technical Support Unit (ITSU), which provides strategy and monitoring advice for New Delhi’s massive immunisation programme that covers about 27 million infants each year. The Indian government has now distanced itself from the programme and refused their funding as well. Outlining the government’s reasons why they had chosen to boycott the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, she explained: 1. There were concerns that the BMGF was facilitating external (foreign) interest in this immunisation programme, bringing big pharmaceutical players to test, and market their products in India. This is in reference to the Foundation’s backing the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunisation (GAVI) and Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). Concerned organisations have cited this as a conflict of interest. 2. In India, GAVI has been responsible for introducing the Hepatitis B vaccine into the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP), a vaccination programme launched by the Indian government in 1985. The liquid Pentavalent vaccine is a replacement of DPT and Hep B vaccines, containing a combination of diptheria, pertusis, tetanus (DPT), Hepatitis B and Hib Meningitis antigens. The government of India decided to introduce it in UIP, as per WHO recommendations in 2011. However, there are allegations that without considering the experience of other countries using this vaccine, it was introduced in India and has resulted in a lot of infant deaths. She continued: The question lies that how were these vaccines allowed to still be promoted in different states under the National Immunisation Programme despite there being reports of deaths regarding its usage? Reading her article in full, which we highly recommend, will demonstrate that not only do the BMGF have many conflicts of interest but in their attempts to convince the Indian government that the pentavalent vaccines were safe and effective, they failed to mention the deaths that had been associated with this vaccine. One of the biggest myths being propagated in the compliant mainstream media today is that doctors are either pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine, and that the anti-vaccine doctors are all “quacks.” However, nothing could be further from the truth in the vaccine debate. Doctors are not unified at all on their positions regarding “the science” of vaccines, nor are they unified in the position of removing informed consent to a medical procedure like vaccines. The two most extreme positions are those doctors who are 100% against vaccines and do not administer them at all, and those doctors that believe that ALL vaccines are safe and effective for ALL people, ALL the time, by force if necessary. Very few doctors fall into either of these two extremist positions, and yet it is the extreme pro-vaccine position that is presented by the U.S. Government and mainstream media as being the dominant position of the medical field. In between these two extreme views, however, is where the vast majority of doctors practicing today would probably categorize their position. Many doctors who consider themselves “pro-vaccine,” for example, do not believe that every single vaccine is appropriate for every single individual. Many doctors recommend a “delayed” vaccine schedule for some patients, and not always the recommended one-size-fits-all CDC childhood schedule. Other doctors choose to recommend vaccines based on the actual science and merit of each vaccine, recommending some, while determining that others are not worth the risk for children, such as the suspect seasonal flu shot. These doctors who do not hold extreme positions would be opposed to government-mandated vaccinations and the removal of all parental exemptions. In this eBook, I am going to summarize the many doctors today who do not take the most extremist pro-vaccine position, which is probably not held by very many doctors at all, in spite of what the pharmaceutical industry, the federal government, and the mainstream media would like the public to believe. Read: Medical Doctors Opposed to Forced Vaccinations – Should Their Views be Silenced? Canadian physician Dr. Andrew Moulden provided clear scientific evidence to prove that every dose of vaccine given to a child or an adult produces harm. The truth that he uncovered was rejected by the conventional medical system and the pharmaceutical industry. Nevertheless, his warning and his message to America remains as a solid legacy of the man who stood up against big pharma and their program to vaccinate every person on the Earth. Dr. Moulden died unexpectedly in November of 2013 at age 49. Because of the strong opposition from big pharma concerning Dr. Moulden’s research, we became concerned that the name of this brilliant researcher and his life’s work had nearly been deleted from the internet. His reputation was being disparaged, and his message of warning and hope was being distorted and buried without a tombstone. This book summarizes his teaching and is a must-read for everyone who wants to learn the “other-side” of the vaccine debate that the mainstream media routinely censors. Read Dr. Andrew Moulden: Every Vaccine Produces Harm on your mobile device!

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By Coach Dave Daubenmire March 23, 2017

America is a mess and it is getting messier every day. If you think I am wrong I invite you to spend a couple of hours with a group of high school seniors. I don’t care where you find them. I don’t care if it is in a school, at a mall, or, dare I say it, a Christian youth group at your local church. You will be hard pressed to find any of those students who hold and are able to defend a truly Biblical worldview. The fake left has been successful in classifying hard-core Biblical beliefs as “hate” speech. Because the worst thing anyone can do today is hate something even the adoption of Christian values has to be given a different name. It is very unusual to find any young person who will self-identify as a Christian when questioned regarding his/her political ideology. Christians have modified their Christian beliefs and have instead adopted the much more politically correct identity of “conservative.” Christianity is “hateful” and ‘judgmental” while conservatism is “tolerant” and “accepting”. Whole churches have become “conservative” or “liberal” based on their political leanings in regards to their acceptance of hard-core Biblical beliefs. Because the church has refused to get involved in the political debate the fake left has engaged in a cultural rebranding that divides Christians along cultural issues into a conglomerate of a cornucopia of political beliefs. It is so bad today that the term Christian is no longer a standalone ideology but one that requires hyphenization…conservative-Christian, moderate-Christian, liberal Christian. The divide and conquer strategy has come home to roost. Christianity is no longer a self-describing political position. They have so successfully divided us that Christians no longer identify as Bible believers but as pro-this and anti-that political categories. You see, Christianity has become a meaningless term…even to those who claim Christ as their Savior. A few years ago I wrote a commentary called Conservatism is Pretend Salt which attempted to explain the sellout of Biblical beliefs to the murky meaningless term…conservatism. We now have homosexual conservatives, pro-marriage conservatives, compassionate conservatives, fiscal conservatives, social conservatives, and my favorite, Christian conservatives. This all came to head this weekend when youthful conservative Tomi Lahren was exposed as a new breed of conservative…pro-choice. The Twitter world exploded with social conservatives who had been fooled into believing that Tomi was one of them. Even though they reacted with disgusted, they failed to realize that they had long ago forfeited their right to indignation when they subjugate their Christianity to the more politically correct conservative. Tomi is probably a sweet girl. She certainly knows how to make the conservative argument in a way that makes the Fox News crowd that so loved fake conservative Megan Kelly paddy cake their meat hocks until they realized that she wasn’t the type of conservative they were. That is where the substitution of Christian for conservative has led us astray. A conservatism not based on the foundations of the Bible is a Christ-less conservatism. Jesus is the standard by which all moral law is based. Remove Him and His Name from your political ideology and you find yourself in bed with the Log-Cabin conservatives. Which brings me to Milo. A few months ago flamboyant homosexual Milo Yiannopoulos was all of the conservative rage until he was exposed as a pro-paedophilia conservative…certainly a new-genre in the ever changing catch phrase of conservatism. Christians are always looking for the newest hero to carry their banner. But the best banner bearer of all is the namesake of the religion they claim to adhere to. Jesus is the Christian hero. He may not be as flashy as Tomi, or as feminine as Milo, but His political brand has stood the test of time for over 2000 years. Substituting conservative for Christianity reminds me of the failed rebranding the Coco Cola went through a few years ago. As is often the case, the original is usually the best. Christianity doesn’t need to be improved; it simply needs to be applied. I find it ironic that in the political waters that we swim things have gotten increasingly murky. Trump shocked the world by rising to the top of the political heap and he did it by not fitting into the mold that the political experts told us would be essential for his success. The Republicans told us that he wasn’t Republican enough and the conservatives told us he wasn’t conservative enough. The most ironic thing of all is that we were told by the Christians that he wasn’t Christian enough. This is the same group of conservatives who rejected His Name in favor of more politically correct monikers. As is becoming more and more obvious to those who have eyes to see the Republican Party is top heavy with Christ-less conservatives. All of their years of conservative jabbering…smaller government, anti-abortion, traditional family, school choice…was nothing more than political posturing. I am reminded of what Romeo uttered to Juliet. “A rose by any other name will still smell as sweet.” Biblical Christianity is a standard of morality. Conservatism is a political doxy. According to the dictionary a doxy is nothing more than a harlot. Christians stand on principles. Conservatives lay down with harlots. Any questions as to which group is running our government? Conservative-Christian? Some names simply do not smell as sweet. Note: If you enjoy hearing more Truth, please join our daily show at . Only the TRUTH can set us free!! 

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A Critical Care Surgeon Meets the Great Physician

I felt distant from God until I witnessed a medical miracle.

Kathryn L. Butler/ February 17, 2017

My eyes darted to the tracing on the cardiac monitor. The gaps between my patient’s heartbeats lengthened. The plodding rhythm meant that blood, oozing from beneath his fractured skull, was crowding out his brain. He was 22, and someone had bludgeoned him with a baseball bat in his sleep. His wife, lying beside him, died during the assault. His four-year-old son witnessed everything. I thrived on the urgency of the emergency room—the chaos, the opportunities to reach people in dire moments. Yet as I placed my patient’s central venous line, I struggled to focus. I thought of his four-year-old son in footed pajamas, and the images of brutality he might never forget. As I wrestled with these thoughts, paramedics rushed in with a 15-year-old boy dying from a gunshot wound. They were performing compressions to force oxygen-rich blood to his brain. In a blur of adrenaline, I grasped a scalpel and surgically explored his chest. I cupped his still heart and searched its borders with trembling fingers. When my hand plunged into a yawning hole, I caught my breath. The bullet had torn open his aorta. We could not save him. As I fought tears, my trauma pager blared yet again. Another 15-year-old boy. Another gunshot wound. This time, the bullet had struck the boy’s head. I tried to compose myself. The least I could do, I thought, was to mend his wound, clean him, and give his family a final glimpse of the boy they loved. Midway through my work, the door opened. I raised my eyes in time to see his mother walk into the room. She froze, howled, and crumpled to the floor. I tugged the bloodied gloves from my hands, rushed from the room, and hid my face as I cried. Cut Off from God The next morning, as I finished my shift, I wandered about as if lost. I despaired over how little life mattered to people. Each of my patients had suffered at the hand of someone who looked at him and saw no worth. How could God allow such evil? I had grown up as a nominal Christian. My family observed certain Christian traditions, but we never read the Bible or talked about the gospel together. I understood Christianity to be synonymous with good behavior. After work, I drove for hours. A hundred miles from my home, I parked at a bridge that spanned the Connecticut River. Mountains flanked the bridge, and the October sun set the horizon afire in jewel tones. Below me, the river shone like polished metal. I gripped the guardrail, tipped my face against the wind, breathed, and felt . . . nothing. I parted my lips to pray, but no words came. I felt cut off from God. I thought the Lord—if he even existed—had abandoned me. Thereafter, I fell into agnosticism. Doubt led to hopelessness, and hopelessness to despair. I dreamed of an eternal sleep, of numbness, of annihilation. Thoughts of taking my own life troubled me daily. I fought the impulse to return to the bridge over the Connecticut River and hurl myself over the railing. Only love for my husband, Scottie, brought me home each evening. Months later, Scottie lost his job. While I struggled with the problem of evil, he sought the church, understood the Word for the first time, and accepted Christ as his Savior. Scottie invited me to join him in worship, but I remained disillusioned. When I finally attended church to appease him, the sanctuary, the singing, and the ceremony seemed awkward and foreign. He would bow his head in prayer, and I would stare ahead with my thoughts cast outside the church walls, my gaze defiant.

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Thursday March 23rd – Open Thread →

Freedom Watch Notifies Congress of “Deep State” Intelligence Whistle-Blower – full pdf…

Posted on March 22, 2017 by sundance

Freedom Watch notifies congress of a “Deep State” intelligence community whistle blower, Dennis Montgomery, with hundreds of millions of documents showing CIA and FBI and Intelligence Committees were spying on, and conducting surveillance on, American citizens for political purposes. Mr. Montgomery is trying to use a legal “whistle-blower” process and not follow the same approach as Edward Snowden. 

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230 000 lost power across the US South, baseball-sized hail

Posted by TW on March 22, 2017

A line of severe thunderstorms hit the US South on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, leaving more than 200 000 customers without power and at least one person dead. Baseball-sized hail was reported in South Carolina during rush hour, damaging numerous cars. Some 230 000 customers were left without power Tuesday night in Georgia and Tennessee after a cluster of severe thunderstorms rolled through the region. Close to 40 000 were still without power Wednesday morning. In Georgia, one person was killed after a large tree fell on his home. In Hamilton County, Tennessee, a home caught fire after it was struck by lightning but there were no reports of injuries. In South Carolina, wind gusts reached 130 km/h (81 mph). Baseball-sized hail was reported during rush hour when thousands of cars were on the roads leaving work. WSPA reports countless cars saw windshields busted and body damage in Taylor and Greer area. "It sounded like bombs going off," Greer resident, Sam Manley said. According to the National Weather Service, a storm system will move from the Rockies to the East Coast during the next several days bringing a severe thunderstorm threat to many parts of the nation. On Thursday, large hail will be the main threat in the High Plains. By Friday a more widespread threat will develop in the ArkLaTex region where damaging winds, very large hail and tornadoes will be possible. Featured image: Hail covers the ground in Greenville, South Carolina on March 21, 2017. Credit: Tracy Maschke (via The Weather Channel) 

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TV: Explosion hits US nuclear plant — Officials declare emergency alert — “Fire shuts down reactor” — Gov’t conducting special investigation, possible “serious safety consequences” — “Atmospheric steam dumps” required (VIDEO)

Published: March 23rd, 2017 at 7:40 am ET By ENENews

WSVN, Mar 22, 2017 (emphasis added): Officials looking into explosion at Turkey Point that hurt 1… an alert was issued following the “arc flash” explosion… A plant worker was hurt in the explosion and treated at a local hospital… US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mar 20, 2017: Facility: TURKEY POINT… Emergency Class: ALERT… EMERGENCY DECLARED… ALERT DECLARED FOR INDICATIONS OF FIRE IN SAFETY RELATED SWITCHGEAR… “Alert declared at 1119 EDT 3/18/17 based on… Fire or Explosion affecting plant safety systems. Fire alarms in the Unit 3 4kV switchgear rooms resulting in a loss of the 3A 4kV bus and trip of all three Reactor Coolant Pumps… Decay heat is being removed using feedwater and steam generator atmospheric steam dumps. One person was injured with a minor burn and possible sprained ankle and was taken to a local hospital… Notified DHS SWO, DOE, FEMA, HHS, NICC, USDA, EPA, FDA (e-mail), NWC (e-mail), NNSA (e-mail), and NRCC SASC (e-mail)… [UPDATE] Emergency Plan personnel at the Technical Support Center and Emergency Operations Facility were no longer required for support, the Operations Support Center was staffed for recovery efforts, and plant personnel were sufficient and capable for continuing mitigation efforts. US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mar 22, 2017: NRC To Conduct Special Inspection at Turkey Point Nuclear Plant… [A]n arc flash, or small explosion, also damaged a nearby fire door, which may have left other safety systems vulnerable had there been a fire. A plant worker who was in the room was injured and was treated at a local hospital. “This was an event that could have had serious safety consequences and we need to know more about what happened and why,” said NRC Region II Administrator Cathy Haney… The Citizen (Florida Keys), Mar 22, 2017: Turkey Point fire shuts down reactor… ABC 10 News, Mar 18, 2017: Firefighters respond to electrical fire at Turkey Point — Firefighters responded to reports of a fire inside the Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station… according to the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department. Florida Power & Light reported there was an electrical fire… The incident didn’t… pose an immediate danger to the facility, according to FPL spokesman Peter Robbins… Watch the ABC 10 broadcast here 

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BOMBSHELL: CIA Whistleblower Leaked Proof Trump Under "Systematic Illegal" Surveillance Over Two Years Ago: FBI Sat On It

The same day House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes gave a press conference disclosing that President Trump had been under "incidental surveillance," Attorney and FreedomWatch Chairman, Larry Klayman, sent a letter to the House Committee on Intelligence imploring them to pursue the claims and evidence presented under oath at a Washington DC FBI Field Office by his client - CIA / NSA Whistleblower Dennis Montgomery - who Klayman claims "holds the keys to disproving the false claims... ...that there is no evidence that the president and his men were wiretapped" When Montgomery attempted to deliver this information through the appropriate channels two years ago, the former CIA and NSA contractor wasn't given the time of day: [W]hen Montgomery came forward as a whistleblower to congressional intelligence committees and various other congressmen and senators, including Senator Charles Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who, like Comey, once had a reputation for integrity, he was “blown off;” no one wanted to even hear what he had to say. As a result, Montgomery went to attorney and FreedomWatch founder Larry Klayman - who then approached the FBI: Under grants of immunity, which I obtained through Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah Curtis, Montgomery produced the hard drives and later was interviewed under oath in a secure room at the FBI Field Office in the District of Columbia. There he laid out how persons like then-businessman Donald Trump were illegally spied upon by Clapper, Brennan, and the spy agencies of the Obama administration. Montgomery left the NSA and CIA with 47 hard drives and over 600 million pages of information, much of which is classified, and sought to come forward legally as a whistleblower to appropriate government entities, including congressional intelligence committees, to expose that the spy agencies were engaged for years in systematic illegal surveillance on prominent Americans, including the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, prominent businessmen such as Donald Trump, and even yours truly. Working side by side with Obama's former Director of National Intelligence (DIA), James Clapper, and Obama's former Director of the CIA, John Brennan, Montgomery witnessed “up close and personal” this “Orwellian Big Brother” intrusion on privacy, likely for potential coercion, blackmail or other nefarious purposes. He even claimed that these spy agencies had manipulated voting in Florida during the 2008 presidential election, which illegal tampering resulted in helping Obama to win the White House. Given the fact that the FBI had Montgomery's testimony and evidence for over two years, Klayman traveled to Washington DC last Thursday to meet with Committee Chairman Devin Nunes in the hopes that he would ask FBI Director Comey why the FBI hadn't pursued Montgomery's evidence. When Klayman arrived to speak with Nunes, he was "blown off" and instead shared his information with committee attorney Allen R. Souza - who Klayman requested in turn brief Nunes on the situation. During my meeting with House Intelligence Committee counsel Allen R. Sousa I politely warned him that if Chairman Nunes, who himself had that same day undercut President Trump by also claiming that there is no evidence of surveillance by the Obama administration, I would go public with what would appear to be the House Intelligence Committee’s complicity in keeping the truth from the American people and allowing the FBI to continue its apparent cover-up of the Montgomery “investigation.” And, that is where it stands today. The big question: will House Intelligence Committee Chairman Nunes do his job and hold FBI Director Comey’s feet to the fire about the Montgomery investigation? Klayman has detailed all of this in a NewsMax article, followed up with an official letter to Chairman Nunes today, requesting that he question Comey on Montgomery's evidence. Perhaps this explains Nunes' impromptu press conference today admitting that Trump's team was under "Incidental Surveillance" before making his way to the White House to discuss with the President. So - we know that evidence exists from a CIA / NSA contractor turned whistleblower, detailing a massive spy operation on 156 judges, the Supreme Court, and high profile Americans including Donald Trump. See the letter below:

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North Korea’s latest missile test was a flop, officials say

The United States sent a supersonic bomber streaking over ally South Korea in a show of force against the North, officials said.

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press March 22, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s latest missile launch ended in failure on Wednesday as the United States sent a supersonic bomber streaking over ally South Korea in a show of force against the North, officials said. The reported launch failure comes as the North angrily reacts to ongoing annual U.S.-South Korean military drills that it views as an invasion rehearsal. Earlier this month, North Korea fired four ballistic missiles that landed in waters off Japan, triggering strong protests from Seoul and Tokyo. The American military detected what it assessed as a failed North Korean missile launch on Wednesday morning, the U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement. It said the missile ‘‘appears to have exploded within seconds of launch.’’ South Korea’s Defense Ministry said it also believes the launch from the eastern coastal town of Wonsan ended in failure. It said it was analyzing what type of missile was launched. Get Ground Game in your inbox: Daily updates and analysis on national politics from James Pindell. The failure might mean that the missile is a newly developed one the North has not deployed, according to South Korean media. Last year, the country suffered a series of embarrassing failed launches of its new medium-range Musudan missile before it successfully test-fired one. View Story Patterson: N. Korea is Trump’s nuclear Rubik’s Cube North Korea’s history shows that it cannot be trusted. Also Wednesday, a U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber and South Korean fighter jets conducted joint training exercises that displayed ‘‘strong deterrence against North Korean nuclear and missile threats,’’ South Korea’s Defense Ministry said. The U.S. military said the training was held after the bomber staged a similar exercise with Japanese fighter jets. The United States often sends powerful warplanes in times of heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula, which remains in a technical state of war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. About 28,500 U.S. soldiers are deployed in South Korea. North Korea is pushing hard to upgrade its weapons systems to cope with what it calls U.S. hostility. Many weapons experts say the North could have a functioning nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the continental U.S. within a few years. North Korea carried out two nuclear tests last year. American defense officials had said Tuesday that the U.S. military was expecting another North Korean missile launch in the next several days. The officials said the U.S. had increased its surveillance over the North and had detected a North Korean missile launcher being moved, as well as the construction of VIP seating in Wonsan. On Sunday, the North claimed a major breakthrough in its rocket development program, saying it had conducted a ground test of a new type of high-thrust rocket engine. Washington, Seoul and others view the North’s space program as a cover for its banned long-range missile development program.

Associated Press writer Lolita C. Baldor in Washington contributed to this report. 

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China threatens American B-1 bomber flying off South Korea: Stand off as Beijing claims US aircraft violated its 'defense zone'

China has accused the US plane of operating in its airspace without permission

Pliots of a Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber were forced to respond to controllers

Chinese Air Traffic officials radioed the bomber flying 70 miles from Jeju Island

The US bomber was in the controversial Chinese Air Defense Identification Zone

American and Japanese officials do not recognize the airspace China claism

By Reporter Published: 01:54 EDT, 23 March 2017 | Updated: 05:56 EDT, 23 March 2017

Chinese military officials have accused US bombers of flying too close to the country and operating in its airspace during a mission off South Korea. Pilots of the US Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber were forced to respond to Chinese air traffic controllers during a flight about 70 nautical miles southwest of South Korea's Jeju Island. American officials told CNN the pilots told the Chinese controllers they were conducting 'routine operations in international airspace and did not deviate from their flight path'. The network revealed the tense moment was the result of the bombers had actually entered the Chinese Air Defense Identification Zone - a controversial area of sky over the East China Sea. The airspace also covers islands claimed by Japan, and it is not officially recognized by the US. 'Pacific Air Forces ... did not recognize the Chinese Air Defense Identification Zone when it was announced in November of 2013, and does not recognize it today,' US Pacific Air Forces spokesman Major Phil Ventura told CNN.

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Massive Cover-Up Alleged To Be Ongoing At Large, West Coast Universities As The Pacific Ocean Food Chain Collapses

- As The 'Gates Of Hell' Are Opening, The Appetites Of Demons Are Being Expressed Through Humans

March 23, 2017 By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die

According to this story from the Center For Biological Diversity, marine fish provide 15% of all animal protein consumed by human beings. Also warning in the first paragraph of their story that the global fisheries industry is collapsing, their story is further confirmation of what ENENews and many other local outlets along the West coast are publishing, the deep Pacific ocean is dead and broken, devoid of life over large portions. The February of 2017 story from Armstrong Economics asked "Has The Extinction Cycle Also Turned Against Us?" within which a claim is made that a massive coverup is ongoing about the true health of the Pacific Ocean with threats being made against researchers to prevent them from publishing their true findings. "The penalties for violating these new rules are severe: loss of tenure, civil lawsuits for violation of contract, and potentially employment termination." What might researchers have learned that requires such a cover-up and why should the public be concerned about a cover-up of the collapse of the Pacific Ocean food chain? The stories coming to us from that region largely have one thing in common - the mass die-off's happening now to life around the Pacific Ocean are all largely due to the creatures starving to death. Heartbreaking story after story warn of malnourished and diseased fish, birds and mammals. Where is their food this recent ENENews story asks? Where did 100's of millions of salmon go another ENENews story asks? This stunning claim was also recently made: "All forms of ocean life dying in stunning numbers across Pacific." That sadly also includes many fish, sea birds and mammals at the 'top of the food chain' in the ocean's, those without any predator's besides man, and 'the top of the food chain' definitely includes us. How many millions of Americans and people throughout the world might lose their lives due to what is now happening in the Pacific Ocean? If indeed the mass deaths happening there now are due to radiation, we should remember this fact: With each succeeding step in the food chain, radioactive particles are accumulated in predatory species. Bioaccumulation is the process by which harmful contaminants accumulate in organisms at the top of the food chain. Top predators, such as Pacific Bluefin Tuna, are at risk because they consume numerous, small organisms, along with the radioactive particles that the prey have inside their bodies. As tuna eat contaminated prey, the radiation increases in its tissues exponentially. Dating as far back as to this May 29, 2012 story from BBC we learned that Bluefin tuna caught off of the coast of California had tested positive for radiation within their bodies. Can the Pacific Ocean withstand another 50 million tons of radioactive waste poured into it with huge parts of it already showing massive signs of death and destruction? Each day we're getting more and more signs and indications that we're living in truly perilous and Biblical times whether or not the mainstream media wants to report upon them and as Steve Quayle along with Pastor Rick Wiles talk about in the first video below, from cannibalism going mainstream to 'all hell breaking loose on Earth', we're coming in to a time of God's promises being fullfilled as we watch the words of Hosea 4:3 coming true before our very eyes. Quayle warns us we're now watching the appetites of demons being expressed through humans. We shouldn't be surprised this is all unfolding - we've long been warned. As recently as June of 2016 it was reported a government think tank and FEMA contractor predicted a 395% spike in food prices which would cause social unrest as heard in the 2nd video below. Food has long been used as a weapon. In the 3rd video below from CNN back in October 2015 they reported the oceans food chain could collapse. Was that just 'fake news'? In the final video below we see an 'end times report' that looks at all of the 'mass animal death events' in 2017 alone. Much more below but first, from the Armstrong Economics story: I have just returned from visiting my friend, who is a senior cetacean biologist at one of the large west coast universities. While there, he described an amazing situation to me that has alarmed me greatly. He said that research at his university has conclusively identified the complete or almost complete collapse of several dozen food chains within the Pacific Ocean, all within the last 36 months or so. Further, in “unauthorized” exchanges with the relevant departments in other coast universities, he learned that the numbers involved may well be more like hundreds of chain collapses in the same timeframe as opposed to dozens. Finally, in talking with authoritative figures in Vancouver, they apparently believe that the figure is likely closer to 1000. My friend also explained that equally alarming is the fact that all these research departments are finding within the genres of sea life they have physically examined within the same timeframe “huge numbers of general body mutations, as well as skin disorders” which all cannot yet be accounted for in terms of causation. As bad as all of this sounds, here is the real rub. Regarding these findings about food chain collapses, mutations, and injuries, my friend’s university has instituted a policy that forbids them from publishing their findings, from discussing their findings (on this subject) publicly or in private with other researchers outside their own campus, or finally from taking “unauthorized” radiation readings as part of their research. As our society turns away from God and falls more and more deeply into spiritual decay, we shouldn't be surprised that Hollywood continually pushes 'hunger game' and 'cannibalism' movie themes at the same time as many of our sources of food are being systematically destroyed. As many paying attention know, the 'cannibalism' theme we're watching play out also carries over to politics as Quayle mentions in the 1st video below, and in the 7+-year-old story outlined below we get proof that John Podesta appears to enjoy pushing cannibalism as far as he can get away with. In this story dated June 1st of 2009, Politico asked DC's 'A-listers' where they go on vacation. The first full year of Barack Obama's presidency, they reported DC politicos were getting ready for August getaways and while Lynn Cheney proclaimed she'd be spending her summer at her home in Jackson, Wyoming, working on her autobiography of James Madison, John Podesta claimed he'd be in California doing conference calls in the most unusual way. Is there any particular reason his response then (seen in the screenshot and republished below) didn't raise any eyebrows? As we hear in this video, all of this push by Hollywood, politics and the mainstream towards what society has long-called a 'final taboo' is all coming at a time when the fabric of our society is being ripped apart all around us. The story over at the Church of Euthanasia is called "Butchering The Human Carcass For Human Consumption". A 'step-by-step guide' on how to break down the human body from 'full figure into serviceable choice cuts of meat', we see in their website another very real sign of our world's descent into madness, a world where life no longer means anything to the controlling few who hope to spend their lives eternally via transhumanism as men are changed into monsters. In closing, also discussed in the 1st video is Quayle's very interesting interpretation of Numbers 13:32-33 which we've republished below. As Pastor Wiles mentions, do these verses from Numbers refer to 'giants' and 'cannibalism'? So they gave out to the sons of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, "The land through which we have gone, in spying it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants; and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great size. "There also we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak are part of the Nephilim); and we became like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight." 

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The Communist Global Governance Takeover; China Set to Take the Leadership Role of the New Global Human Order By Nate Brown - 03/20/2017

The hidden Chinese hand within the United Nations is finally being revealed, as China embarks on a global communist takeover. However, it’s almost like the world stage was discreetly prepared for such. China, once reluctant to contribute troops to the United Nations’ Peacekeeping force has now dispatched more troops than any other permanent member of the UN Security Council. China is ambitious, and they are planning to replace the United States as a Superpower. Over the last several years, China has sought to become a normative power; and with that, the communist nation has made substantial contributions to the United Nations. Just last year, China overtook the USA economically in size, and now they plan to dominate the US politically. Make no mistake; China is a communist nation, not one based on freedom. Controls over religion in China have increased since 2012, seeping into new areas of daily life and triggering growing resistance from believers. At least 100 million people—nearly one-third of estimated believers in China—belong to religious groups facing “high” or “very high” levels of persecution (Protestant Christians, Tibetan Buddhists, Uighur Muslims, and Falun Gong). Despite tightening controls, millions of religious believers defy official restrictions in daily life or engage in some form of direct protest, at times scoring significant victories. The impact of these dynamics reaches beyond the realm of religious policy, deeply affecting China’s overall legal, social, political, and economic environment. Xi Jinping recently stated that China should take the lead in shaping the ‘New World Order,’ rather than their original position of just playing an important role. Interestingly enough, like an agenda, the communist nation is ready to take the lead on the world stage after everything is set in place within the UN. Just last year, the Christian Truther uncovered the United Nations’s ambitions of creating a new global human order one based on communism: “The UN at the seventy-first regular session has aggregated the role of the United Nations in promoting a new global human order into their agenda. In addition to the aforementioned under section A. titled, “Promotion of sustained economic growth and sustainable development in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and recent United Nations conferences,” is also the plan for total Globalization and interdependence. Under the allocation of Agenda items resides the declaration of a formation of a new global human order. Adopted by the General Assembly at its 2nd plenary meeting, on September 16, 2016. The official adoption of such ideology brings to light the global conspiracy against humanity to form a New World Order, as mentioned by world leaders and select governmental officials.” The New Global Human Order adoption by the United Nations, was created by Cheddi Jagan, the fourth president of Guyana, who was a well-known communist. The very ideology of the New Global Human Order is based solely on communism, after the adoption by the UN, all that was left was for a leader aligned with the same ideology to take the stage; enter, China. According to the Chatham House Think Tank, China will play a significant role going forward, and China is seeking to be a global leader on several issues such as Climate Change; Trump was quite right when he tweeted the possibility that Climate Change was a Chinese ploy. 

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Next-Gen Russian Subs 'Better and Cheaper' Than Newest US Subs

© Photo: press-service of JSC "PO "Sevmas Military & Intelligence 14:00 20.03.2017

Cutting-edge Russian-made nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarines, known as the Yasen class, cost nearly half as much as the USS Illinois, the latest US-built Virginia class subsurface ship, defense analyst Konstantin Makiyenko told, adding that the Russian system is also to a large extent better than its American counterpart. "The Yasen-class nuclear-powered submarine has turned out to be approximately twice as cheap, while exceeding the American submarine in terms of numerous tactical and technical characteristics," Makiyenko, deputy director of the Moscow-based Center for Strategic and Technology Analysis in Moscow, asserted. The Yasen-class sub is estimated to cost approximately US $1.6 billion, while the Virginia class ships are said to cost $2.7 billion per unit. The newspaper also pointed out that the Russian sub has a crew of 64 sailors compared to 120 for the USS Illinois. The Russian nuclear-powered subsurface ship is capable of operating at a maximum depth of 600 meters (1968 feet), while the Illinois can dive to a maximum depth of 450 meters (nearly 1480 feet). Although both can travel at comparable speeds, the Yasen class is reported to be more self-sustainable. Ruslan Pukhov, who heads the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, said that the Yasen-class is also better armed that its American counterpart. The Yasen class can be outfitted with either 32 Oniks supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles or 40 Kalibr-PL anti-ship, anti-submarine and land attack cruise missiles. The Virginia-class subs are currently capable of carrying 12 Tomahawk BGM-109 long-range subsonic cruise missiles, but the Block V boats will have a total of 40 Tomahawks. For its part, "the Yasen class is expected to receive sea-based cruise missiles with a range of 5,500 kilometers, double the range of the latest version of the Tomahawk," observed. The Yasen class is expected to become the backbone of the Russian Navy. Severodvinsk, the first Yasen-class sub, entered service in June 2014 and was assigned to Russia's Northern Fleet. The second Yasen-class submarine, dubbed Kazan, will be the first watercraft of the improved Project 885. It is expected to be commissioned in 2018. Four more Yasen-class subs are currently under construction, with the sixth Project 885 watercraft, called Perm, laid down in July 2016. A total of six updated Yasen-class submarines are due to join the Russian Navy by 2020. A total of 13 Virginia class submarines have been in active service with the US Navy, with the USS Illinois commissioned in late October 2016. Long said to be the model defense-acquisition program, the Virginia class is said to have lately been plagued by delays and quality issues. "Problems seem to stem from two primary factors: the move in 2011 to double the submarine construction rate from one to two per year has strained shipyards and the industrial base that supplies parts for the subs; and the Navy has successively reduced contractual building times as shipbuilders grew more experienced with building the submarines, cutting back on earlier, highly-trumpeted opportunities to beat deadlines," Defense News reported. 

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Scientists Have Invented a Hydrogel Fabric That's 5 Times Stronger Than Steel

But you can still bend and stretch it.


Scientists have created a new hydrogel material reinforced with fibres that they say is up to five times harder to break than carbon steel – but still easy to bend and stretch. That combination of properties means the new fabric could be used as the basis for artificial ligaments and tendons designed to help the body heal – or in manufacturing or fashion where a very tough but elastic material is needed. Researchers from Hokkaido University in Japan developed the fabric, called fibre-reinforced soft composite (or FRSC), by combining hydrogels containing high levels of water with glass fibre fabric. "The material has multiple potential applications because of its reliability, durability and flexibility," says one of the researchers, Jian Ping Gong. Putting two natural materials together to combine their properties is a trick people have been pulling off for a very long time – straw and mud go together to make bricks, and paper and glue gives you papier-mâché. The idea is you end up with a new super-material that combines the best parts of both your source materials. The scientists set out to create a substance that could bear heavy loads and was also very fracture-resistant, taking the best characteristics of hydrogels, but adding extra durability and toughness through the glass fibre fabric. The team says the incredible strength of the composite material comes from dynamic ionic bonds – atoms attracted to each other as electrons get swapped – acting between the fibre and the hydrogels, and within the hydrogels themselves. As the scientists increased the toughness of the hydrogels in the lab, the overall toughness of the composite material went up too. These same principles could also be applied to add toughness to other soft components, such as rubber, the researchers say, building on previous studies of hydrogels carried out at Hokkaido University. The end result is a material that's 25 times tougher than glass fibre fabric; 100 times tougher than hydrogels; and five times as strong as carbon steel, in terms of the energy required to break them. While hydrogels have already been touted as suitable materials for healing wounds and building soft robots, their lack of toughness has previously limited their usefulness – something which the new research could change. "This work provides a good guide toward the design of FRSCs with extraordinary fracture resistance capacity," the researchers write in their paper. The findings are published in Advanced Functional Materials. 

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U.S. and Russian troops are now in the same Syrian city

By: Andrew deGrandpre, March 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military's "reassurance and deterrence" mission in the Syrian city of Manbij is achieving its goal of preventing key American allies from battling one another, the Pentagon said Monday, but what's already a tense situation could become more complicated with the arrival of Russian troops and continued advances by Turkish-backed rebels. Fewer than 100 elite Army Rangers are in Manbij to keep the peace between Syrian Kurdish forces and those loyal to Turkey, said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. Russian troops are there providing security for humanitarian convoys that have entered the war-torn city, a development he called unsurprising in light of last week's high-level talks between the senior-most military commanders from Russia, Turkey and the U.S. The Americans and Russians have had no close interaction on the ground, Davis said. Moscow, he added, has "kept us abreast of their operations" in Manbij, but the two militaries do not coordinate in Syria. Rather, the Pentagon prefers the term "deconflict." The dynamic in Syria is deeply complex. U.S. troops there are focused on training and assisting local forces fighting the Islamic State. Their presence has swelled to around 1,000 in recent weeks with the addition of a Marine Corps artillery unit focused on the ISIS capital of Raqqa and the Army Rangers sent to Manbij. The Russians are backing Syrian President Bashar al Assad, whose military continues to battle rebel groups seeking to oust him from power. Meanwhile, Turkey's president has called for the liberation of Manbij from the Kurds. Ankara considers the Kurds to be terrorists linked to a militant group responsible for carrying out deadly attacks across the border. Video posted to social media from Manbij shows the Americans' armored vehicles — a mix of Strykers, humvees and mine-resistant tactical trucks — sitting idle or traveling in convoys. "They tend to find a place to park, and look out and watch," Davis said of the Rangers' mission. "They are, for the most part, static, but they do move." The Americans moved in during early March amid signs of violence between Syrian Kurdish militias, who hold the city proper, and Turkey's Syrian proxies, who've made several recent land grabs nearby. "Why we're there, and why we care, is we want to make sure the parties on the ground aren't shooting at each other," Davis said. In that regard, the mission has been "relatively successful in keeping all forces there focused on the common enemy of ISIS," he said. "We have not seen a large amount of sparring or skirmishing." The Rangers' vehicles display brightly colored American flags meant to make their presence abundantly obvious and, it is hoped, ward off direct attacks should hostilities erupt again. Davis declined to discuss what the U.S. military's response would entail if the soldiers come under fire, saying only that they maintain the right to defend themselves. For now, the mission appears to be open-ended. Asked whether the Russians' presence in Manbij means the small American force there can pull out, Davis said there are no immediate plans for that occur. Andrew deGrandpre is Military Times' senior editor and Pentagon bureau chief. On Twitter: @adegrandpre. 

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Russia Exposes Far-Left's Lunacy and Their Diabolical Scheme to Frame Trump

Published on Mar 20, 2017


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etc.. All these things are end-time signs, the economy, the loss of jobs, the government control. You are in a time that the world has never seen before and that time does not get better, etc..

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Posted on March 19, 2017 by Jon Watkins

Project Dragnet: NSA Documents Prove Surveillance on Donald Trump for Years!

WASHINGTON, D.C. – have obtained credible information regarding individual records of U.S. citizens under National Security Agency (NSA) electronic surveillance in the years 2004 through 2010 – a database that documents both Donald J. Trump and Alex Jones were under illegal, unauthorized government monitoring during those years. Michael Zullo, formerly the commander and chief investigator of the Cold Case Posse (CCP), a special investigative group created in 2006 in the office of Joseph M. Arpaio, formerly the sheriff in Maricopa County, an Arizona State Certified Law Enforcement Agency, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. The NSA electronic surveillance data was created by the NSA as part of the NSA’s illegal and unconstitutional Project Dragnet electronic surveillance of U.S. citizens, dragnet-nsa-spying-survives-2015-review  first  revealed by news reports published in 2005,  as further documented by the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013 – a project that Sheriff Arpaio and his chief CCP investigator Michael Zullo believe has never been shut down. Sheriff Arpaio and Chief Investigator Zullo have identified dozens of entries at various addresses, including both Trump Tower in New York City and Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, under which Trump was under NSA electronic surveillance, as a result of the analysis they conducted on Project Dragnet records of U.S. citizens that were the targets of electronic surveillance from 2004, during President George W. Bush’s term of office, through 2009, the first year of President Obama’s presidency. Here is an abstract of the NSA line-item listings as they appeared in the database detailing NSA electronic surveillance of Donald Trump, produced here as it shows up in the Project Dragnet Database (with the exception that the last four digits of the telephone number are redacted): Master Database Records Donald Trump - Trump International - 1 Central Park, NYC 212-299-xxxx 9/17/2008 Donald Trump Trump World Tower 845 United Nations Plaza, NYC 212-247-xxxx No Date Donald Trump - Trump Tower SAL - 108 Central Park, NYC 212-832-xxxx - 2/19/2007 - Donald Trump - Trump Palace Co 200 E. 69th Street A, NYC 212-472-xxxx - 11/12/2008 Donald Trump Trump Entrmt Re 725 Fifth Ave. FL, NYC 212-891-xxxx 2/19/2007 Donald Trump Trump Organization 725 Fifth Ave. BSM, NYC 212-715-xxxx 2/23/2009 Donald Trump Trump Palace 725 Fifth Ave., NYC 212-308-xxxx 6/1/2004 Donald Trump Mar-a-Lago Club 1100 S. Ocean BL, Palm Beach, FL 561-832-xxxx No Date Donald Trump No Business Identified 1100 S. Ocean BL, Palm Beach, FL 561-835-xxxx 4/30/2006 Donald Trump Trump International 401 N. Wabash Ave. 312-888-xxxx 11/11/2008 Donald Trump Douglass Limous 239 Nassau St., Princeton, New Jersey 609-924-xxxx 12/1/2008 Donald Trump Trump International 3505 Summit BLV, West Palm Beach, FL 561-682-xxxx 12/29/2004 Donald Trump Flights INC P.O.Box 196, Hamilton MA 978-468-xxxx 11/9/2004 Donald Trump No Business Identified 10 Market St., NYC 607-767-xxxx No Date Donald Trump Trump International 1 Central Park, NYC 212-299-xxxx 9/17/2008 Donald Trump Trump Hotels Huron Ave. BrigA, Atlantic City, NJ 609-441-xxxx No Date Donald Trump Trump National 339 Pine Rd, Briarcliff M 914-944-xxxx No Date Donald Trump Trump Plaza & C 2500 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 609-441-xxxx 4/14/2008 Donald Trump Trump Palace Co. 200 E. 69th St., NYC 212-472-xxxx 11/12/2008 Donald Trump Seven Springs L. 66 Oregon Rd, Mount Kisco, NY 914-244-xxxx 12/13/2006 and 4/11/2008 The Project Dragnet database suggests Trump was under surveillance not only for phone conversations, but also for financial information, including most likely bank account transactions, credit card transactions, and tax filings. Also listed as under NSA surveillance in the period 2004-2010 was Trump’s former wife, Ivanka Trump at House of Ivanka, 10 East 64th Street, New York City. The Project Dragnet database also indicates that the NSA was conducting electronic surveillance on an extensive list of Trump employees in the years 2004-2010 – the only years for which Sheriff Arpaio had data. Here is a partial list of the Trump employees that show up in the Project Dragnet database: Patricia Hernandez, a Manager for the Trump Organization, was under NSA electronic surveillance at Trump Parc, Central Park South, in New York City, at phone 212-586-xxxx, date: 9/16/2008. Mike van der Goes, a Golf Pro at Oceans Trails Golf Course in Palos Verdes, who was promoted to be general manager when Trump bought the course from the bank in 2005 and renamed it Trump National. Mike van der Goes was under surveillance at Trump National, 1 Ocean TRL, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, at phone: 310-265-xxxx, no date. Carolyn Kepcher, a frequent guest on NBC’s television program “The Apprentice,” who was under NSA electronic surveillance when she was General Manager at the Trump National Golf Course in Briarcliff, New York, in Westchester County north of New York City, at 339 Pine Rd., in Briarcliff, New York, at phone 914-944-xxxx, date: 9/7/206. Joe Traci, a Real Estate Property Manager at Trump New World Property Management, at 438 W. 69th Street, New York City, phone 212-769-xxxx, date: 11/12/2008; and at 5 12th Street, New York City, phone: 212-586-xxxx, no date. Roger Socio, a Senior Project Manager, Trump Organization, Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Avenue, New York City, phone: 212-715-xxxx, 2/23/2009. Bill Fichter, Residents Manager, Trump Organization, Trump Palace, 200 E. 69th Street, New York City, phone: 212-879-xxxx, date: 2/24/2009. Florin Bogosel, Trump Park Avenue, 502 Park Avenue, New York City, phone: 212-223-xxxx, no date. Grace Dunne, Trump Park Residence, 3770 Barger Street, Shrub Oak, New York, phone: 914-245-xxxx, date 1/26/2006. Greg Bradley, Vice President, Trump Pavilion for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 9028 Van Wyck, East Richmond Hill, New York, phone: 718-291-xxxx, no date. All these employees appear to have been under NSA phone surveillance, plus various of them under financial surveillance as well. Alex Jones is listed as being under electronic surveillance for phone records, as well as under surveillance for financial records, in 2006. The address listed for Alex Jones in the NSA Project Dragnet database was correct for his residence at that time. So too, Alex Jones confirmed the phone number listed was also correct. Sheriff Arpaio and Chief Investigator Zullo have validated through law enforcement channels the validity of the name, address, and telephone numbers for the dates that appear in the Project Dragnet database. Sheriff Arpaio and Chief Investigator Zullo are prepared to share relevant information with appropriate federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, as well as the Department of Justice, Homeland Security Department, the White House, and members of Congress the Project Dragnet Database in whole, or in part, as it pertains to NSA electronic surveillance of Donald J. Trump and his various employee. Sheriff Arpaio and Chief Investigator Zullo also show up in the database, listed as being under both phone and financial surveillance. Zullo explained that he and Arpaio came in contact with the information from Operation Dragnet during an unrelated investigation that began in October 2013 and ended January 2015. A whistleblower by the name of Dennis Montgomery brought forward information that Montgomery alleges was collected while he was employed as a subcontractor for the NSA, working on various surveillance projects. Court documents do verify Montgomery was contracted by the NSA, in part to develop computer breaching software that has been utilized in government mass surveillance operations targeting American citizens without legal justification. While Montgomery’s credibility has been called into question, Zullo maintains that the amount of information provided by Montgomery related to Operation Dragnet was extraordinarily voluminous and that Montgomery had shared information with investigators in 2013 that is only now being revealed by media outlets. More coming….. 

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Posted on March 19, 2017 by Ray Starmann

Surveillance – What Surveillance?

By Ronnie Herne “Mass surveillance is different. If you’re truly worried an attacks coming from anyone anywhere, you need to spy on everyone everywhere.”

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY UTAH DATA CENTER Our NSA (National Security Agency) does not have an open and transparent history. The NSA was created in secret in 1952 not by Congress, but by a pen stroke of Harry Truman in a 7-page document that remained classified for years. Even its name was undisclosed. And it stayed hidden until finally, in 1971, NSA analyst Perry Fellwock blew the whistle on NSA and their secret program Echelon with its vast information gathering technology even back then. This led to the Church Committee hearings and some legislation. Obviously, it wasn’t enough….. WHISTLEBLOWERS Over the recent years, 6 additional patriotic whistleblowers have come forward at great sacrifice and risk to themselves. These include Bill Binney, Edward Snowden, Russ Tice, Mark Kline, Thomas Tamm, and Thomas Drake. Click the above link for more information on these men. NSA TODAY Bigger: See Wired article from 2012. Written by James Bamford, this is an article that spares no one’s feelings in laying out what the NSA is, and does. Bigger and Nastier: “The NSA is more interested in the so-called invisible web, also known as the deep web or deepnet – data beyond the reach of the public. This includes password-protected data, US and foreign government communications, and noncommercial file-sharing between trusted peers. ‘The deep web contains government reports, databases, and other sources of information of high value to DOD and the intelligence community according to a 2010 report.’” But don’t feel left out. Oh No! They already have every keystroke, every conversation, every search (Yes, even those), every credit card purchase, every check, every rewards card purchase, every toll gate, every bill, every-everything about you. What do you think is filling up those monstrous computers? The next two blue links are enlightening wakeup articles from Bruce Schneier. Bruce is a go-to guy on internet security, and author of Data and Goliath, about collecting your data and controlling the world. It was a best selling Amazon Book of the Year in 2015. The Utah Data Center came online in 2014, at a cost of somewhere between one and one-half to two billion dollars for one million-plus square feet. Details are not readily shared with the public. 100,000 square feet will be for data storage. The remaining 900,000 square feet will be for administration and “technical support”…… ? What, exactly, does that mean in spook-talk? Data Mining? More secret programs? Mind Control with DOD’s DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)? It is widely believed that a large emphasis at the Utah Data Center will be put on cracking encryption. You know, breaking the private codes. This will done in conjunction with their Oakridge, Tennessee facility which is developing the world’s fastest supercomputer. Currently encryption done at 128 bits, and 192 bits, and most securely at 256 bits has them at bay. But between the vast storage data in Utah and the lightning speed in Tennessee they think they may be able to crack them. Would it be okay to pray for a large magnetic storm? And they’re building another data center in Fort Meade, Maryland that will be two and one-half times bigger. Just what are they going to do there? Here Are A Handful of the Programs… ECHELON Reportedly developed to monitor Russia and the Eastern Bloc, this one has been around since about 1966. “ECHELON was part of an umbrella program codenamed FROSTING, which was established by the NSA in 1966 to collect and process data from communications satellites. FROSTING had two sub-programs:[25] TRANSIENT: for intercepting Soviet satellite transmissions, and ECHELON: for intercepting Intelsat satellite transmissions.” This 1999 article brought more information to the fore. Echelon’s focus is international intercepts. Shrouded in secrecy, Echelon uses large golf-ball shaped facilities (called radomes short for radar-domes which protect delicate radar equipment from the climate) on earth, plus satellites, to listen in on, intercept, and copy any and all transmissions. Echelon includes sites in England (RAF Menwith Hill), Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and others. The satellites used are said to be stationary. Several years back (+/- the year2000) there was an international flapdoodle as allegations flew that U.S. companies were getting insider information based on intercepted commercial bids, and using them to secure lucrative contracts. This, while believed to be true, was of course denied. CARNIVORE This was an earlier FBI e-mail wiretap system that could be set up by the FBI, in conjunction with your ISP (Internet Service Provider), and operated remotely. It was newer technology in the year 2000, unregulated (if you just forget the Fourth Amendment), and extremely prone to overreach without oversight. Carnivore was eventually renamed DCS1000 but that didn’t improve its murky reputation nor lessen the FBI’s secrecy surrounding the eavesdropping which many believed expanded to intercepting and copying all e-mails. Are we singing Kumbaya yet? SNIFFER This isn’t a program but rather a means of creating surveillance. Routers direct internet traffic noting destinations of the “packets” that go through the router. “Packets” are parts of transmissions that have been reduced into smaller parts to make transmissions flow more efficiently. A sniffer is an intercept monitor that can copy either limited, specific targets, or copy any and every thing that passes by. HEARTBLEED This was created through a flaw discovered in an update to the the SSL program. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. SSL has been supplanted by TLS, Transport Layer Security. However, SSL is still widely used. The SSL is used for security in roughly 2/3 of “secure” Net transactions (think credit card purchases on secured sites). This Heartbleed bug allowed the NSA easier access to our passwords and personal information. The NSA claims it did not know of the Heartbleed bug until 2014. Sources say the NSA knew at least two years earlier. You think? TRAPWIRE TrapWire is a shadowy overreaching program originated by a corporation known as Abraxos, in Virginia. Abraxos is filled with ex-CIA, ex-Intelligence Community spooks. Its purpose is to film people and study patterns of behavior, pre-assign likely guilt, and call it terror assessment. Talk about guilty until proven innocent! In 2005 an Abraxos officer stated that TrapWire could “collect information about people and vehicles that is more accurate than facial recognition, draw patterns, and do threat assessments of areas that may be under observation from terrorists.” TrapWire was exposed in 2012 when a researcher went through a series of hacked e-mails from a company known as Stratfor, aka “Shadow CIA”. It was revealed at that time that literally millions of cameras – public, red light, traffic, bridge, commercial, casino, U.S. and international — were digitally recording people, encrypting the data, and sending it to places unknown for storage using face recognition to note “persons of interest” in “Suspicious Activity Surveillance”. TEMPEST This is a program used by the government to reconstruct information data streams by capturing electromagnetic radiation from computers, printers, handheld devices and converting these radiations into their original transmissions. Unbelievable. Just unbelievable. PRISM Created under George W Bush, PRISM is a secretive tool that co-opts the biggest internet service providers. These include Google, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo, Skype (now owned by Microsoft), Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, and YouTube. It is believed information can be gleaned from the user equipment via back doors; from the internet backbone; or from the corporate cloud database. This may include general data and/or verbatim copies. Prism slides released by Edward Snowden. How we learned of PRISM. 2013 – 2014 leaks from Edward Snowden. The leaks he provided. XKEYSTROKE This is a very developed query program. You can search, or query, using MAC or Microsoft Office or pdf or phone number or e-mail address or type of document or extensions, and more. This classified link is from 2008 – “The Unofficial XKS User Guide”. TEMPORA This is a British program shared with NSA that collects – for later sorting – internet information carried on fiber optic cables. It went operational in 2011. The cable companies are aware. I believe all the major cables are now tapped. This matters because much of the international cable traffic flows through the US. SPECIAL SOURCE OPERATIONS (of the NSA) This is the division of NSA that collects data from telephone and cable sources. These commercial companies have been coerced (?) into being willing partners with NSA. It is loudly rumored that these companies – your carriers – are well paid for their cooperation. (Are you surprised?) Back in the day that worked just fine; they cooperated and no one was the wiser. Then in 2013 Edward Snowden happened and the big Verizon-NSA link became front page news. Well, it’s still going on and all the major companies are in on it. “SSO also cooperates with private telecommunication providers under the following four programs, which are collectively referred to as Upstream Collection:

– BLARNEY (collection under FISA authority, since 1978)

– FAIRVIEW (cooperation with AT&T, since 1985)

– STORMBREW (cooperation with Verizon, since 2001)

– OAKSTAR (cooperation with 7 other telecoms, since 2004)”

“The government does not need to know more about what we are doing. We need to know more about what the government is doing. We need to turn the cameras on the police and on the government, not the other way around.” Ron Paul June 14, 2013

We’ll continue in PART TWO with everyday surveillance that is all around us. The scope is breathtaking, and growing. 

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As you can clearly see the evil in the world is almost fifty-fifty, my word has shown you that before, so that should not be a surprise.  For I have said that two shall be standing in the field and one shall go and one shall remain, that is fifty-fifty, and it has got to that place, that also means that the end is very, very near.  So you will still have half of the world that desires to do evil and half of the world that desires to do good, but only about thirty percent are true Christians. etc.

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Scare Mongering about Home Schooling

8:00 AM, Mar 09, 2017 | By Charlotte Allen

The Washington Post Magazine's cover story this week is about … the horrors of home-schooling. Specifically, the horrors of "fundamentalist Christian" home-schooling. The cover illustration for the story depicts a sinister windowless log cabin that's supposed to be your typical home school, I guess. Author Lisa Grace Lednicer's main source for the story seems to have been an anti-home-schooling activist named Sarah Hunt, age 36, who was home-schooled herself and lived to tell the tale. Actually, Hunt seems to have done quite well for herself even though home schooling at the behest of her father had consisted "largely of reading and watching videos from the Bob Jones University curriculum." In other words, Hunt was essentially taking college course while still in high school—what was supposed to be wrong with that? She enrolled in the University of New Mexico at age 17 (with the approval of her father—an avionics engineer, by the way—who praised her grades and encouraged her to apply for a Rhodes scholarship), went to law school at Georgetown, one of the nation's top universities, and is now a practicing lawyer. Again, what was supposed to be wrong? Here's what was wrong: She straddled two worlds. There was the one she had grown up in, where she had learned that being a smart and outspoken woman was dangerous. And there was the world in which she was trying to make her way, where she was teased for her ignorance of pop culture touchstones such as "The Smurfs," Madonna and "Mad Max." Gee, no Madonna. So Hunt and a home-schooled friend from Georgetown have recently formed the Center for Home Education Policy where they "do legal work for those who want to attend public school." In other words, use the legal system to prevent parents from raising and educating their children according to their own religious views and moral standards. But remember, this is "fundamentalist Christian" home-schooling we're talking about, and we can't have that. One of the tenets of Hunt's campaign is that home-schooling breeds child abuse. She points out that her center has collected some 84 accounts of child deaths in home-schooling households over an indeterminate period dating back to at least 2011. (If you do the math, though, using figures from the federal government's Children's Bureau, you find out that that's at most less than half the rate at which children die from abuse or neglect in the general U.S. population.) Hunt's and author Lednicer's home-school horror-story poster child—or actually, poster adult at age 18—is Cornelia Hertzler, daughter of "fundamentalist" (that word again!) parents who didn't believe that higher education was part of "'God's plan' for her." At some point the parents had taken away Hertzler's laptop and cell phone, we are told. When Hunt heard all this in a phone interview with Hertzler, she pushed the panic button: Hunt texted a lawyer she knew in Oregon. She had a checklist: The home-schooled woman … would need to collect proof of her identity, because confiscating identification was a common parental tactic. The lawyer had to be prepared. Some parents forcibly restrain their children. If Hertzler, 18, got out, she would need to get to a computer, perhaps at a library, to alert people. She would also need help finding work and housing, and eventually coaching on issues such as the SAT and financial aid, Hunt said. What—were Hertzler's parents Mr. and Mrs. Ariel Castro? Lednicer interviewed Hertzler (and also her father, Roger Hertzler) and wrote this: etc. etc. 

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etc.. Did I not warn you that the days would be like Sodom and Gomorrah as it was in the days of Lot? When America accepts this lifestyle and makes a law protecting them, she will be like Samson breaking her last vow. I will no longer stand with her neither will my blessing be upon her, then shall come to pass in my timing, the twenty four hour period of Babylon’s destruction. For you have not a leader of this country who follows my word or ways. They have gone the ways of the antichrist system and forsaken the religion of their forefathers of days gone by. etc..

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FIVE migrants allegedly gang raped a seven-year-old girl at a refugee centre in Germany, according to reports

Daily Star - March 20, 2017

Cops are probing a “serious sexual assault” at the Central Initial Reception Center (ZEA) for refugees in the Hamburg, reports say. The alarm was reportedly raised on Tuesday evening shortly after 7pm. A girl, aged seven, is thought to be the victim of the alleged group sex attack, German newspaper BILD reported. Five Arabs have reportedly been accused of carrying out the alleged assault. Public prosecutor Nana Frombach told BILD: “We have initiated a case against five persons. “There had been no urgent need for action. The investigation will continue.” 

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Two immigrant high school students who 'raped a fourteen-year-old girl in a bathroom' arrived in America just months ago from El Salvador and Guatemala

Jose Montano, 17, and Henry Sanchez, 18, have been charged with first-degree rape and sexual offense in attack at Rockville High School in Maryland

The two arrived in the US from Central America less than a year ago

Police say Montano and Sanchez first approached a 14-year-old girl in the school hallway and propositioned her, but she refused

Teens then allegedly forced her into a boys' bathroom stall, and raped her

By Reporter Published: 20:21 EDT, 19 March 2017 | Updated: 03:21 EDT, 20 March 2017

Two teens who were arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl at their high school had recently arrived from Central America, reports suggest. Police in Maryland arrested Jose Montano, 17, and Henry Sanchez, 18, after the young girl told school officials the pair had forced her into a bathroom stall and raped her. Sanchez is now facing deportation proceedings as he had a pending 'alien removal' case against him, according to the Washington Post. He is believed to have entered the US illegally from Guatemala seven months ago. Immigration and Customs Enforcement won't report on Montano's immigration status as he is a minor. Montano arrived El Salvador about eight months ago. Sanchez was held without bond in court on Friday. Montgomery County Assistant States Attorney Rebecca MacVittie called him a 'substantial flight risk'. Montgomery County Police announced the arrests on Friday, saying that the alleged assault happened the day before at Rockville High School. According to investigators, the victim was walking in a school hallway at around 9am when she ran into the two teens. Montano asked the freshman to walk with them and to have sex, but the girl turned them down, according to a press release from the Montgomery County Police Department. The 17-year-old boy repeated his request, then forced her into a boys’ bathroom and into a stall, where he and Sanchez proceeded to rape her. They reportedly took turns holding her down while repeatedly assaulting her and she cried out, and was eventually able to escape the bathroom. The teenage girl later reported the alleged attack to school officials, who immediately called the authorities. Despite their age, both the boys were placed in the ninth grade. Investigators with the Special Victims Division arrested Montano and Sanchez on campus that same day on charges of first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual offense. Montano is charged as an adult, but police have not released his booking photo. On Friday, Rockville High School sent a letter to parents addressing the incident and the arrests, according to WUSA. 'Ensuring a safe, secure and welcoming learning environment for all of our students is our top priority. Our staff remains vigilant in the monitoring of our school each and every day,' the note said in part. Gboyinde Onijala, a spokeswoman for the Montgomery County Public Schools, said that staff at Rockville High will increase monitoring of the hallways and bathrooms. The school has one school resource officer.

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First Democrat Official Tied To Elite Pedophile Ring Pleads Guilty (Video)

By Voice of Reason · Monday, March 20th, 2017

While the mainstream media has been trying to keep the public distracted with yet more stories about Russian conspiracies, the crackdown against high level pedophiles has begun. We have previously reported that many pedophiles are far from the image of a stereotypical loser; in fact they are often placed in the highest rungs of society, and are extremely well connected. Case in point – Democrat and former mayor of Hubbard, Ohio Richard Keenan. In the following video, Right Wing News looks at the recent guilty admission by the former mayor of 20 counts of sex crimes, including 8 counts of rape. The victim was 4 years old when the abuse started. President Trump is intensifying his efforts against the embedded pedophile rings, and this is only the beginning. Now that they know the President himself is after them, what desperate tactics will Democrats and the mainstream media resort to in order to keep themselves out of jail? Former mayor of Hubbard, Ohio (D) Richard Keenan has admitted in court to raping a young child, as President Trump’s urgent investigation into the elite pedophile ring that has infiltrated Washington D.C. and politics nationwide continues taking down high-profile perpetrators. Keenan previously blamed the 4-year-old victim for initiating the acts, describing her as a “willing participant“. He is now facing life behind bars. DO NOT MISS: White House Intruder Was Pizzagate Whistleblower Trying to Contact Trump (Video) The Youngstown Vindicator reports that according to court documents, the victim told Keenan’s wife about the sexual abuse that began when she was 4-years-old and lasted for three years. When Keenan’s wife confronted him about the allegations, he responded, “I did it.” The Democrat mayor also confessed to the allegations to his pastor, a social worker and his brother and sister-in-law, according to documents filed by the assistant prosecutor. Email 

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Homosexual director of ‘Beauty and Beast’ wants to rip the Bible to pieces

Posted on March 18, 2017 by Dr. Eowyn | 54 Comments

I have published two posts warning about Disney’s new flick, Beauty and the Beast, that:

The Beast is Baphomet, i.e., the devil. Disney inserted homosexual propaganda into the movie by making Gaston’s manservant LeFou homosexual and featuring the studio’s first “exclusively gay scene”. Now we know why. Beauty and the Beast‘s director Bill Condon, 61, born in New York City and raised in an Irish Catholic family, is openly homosexual and has a visceral hatred for Christianity. Pete Baklinski reports for LifeSiteNews, March 17, 2017, that in a 2007 interview with Passport Magazine, Bill Condon said he wishes he could “rip pages out of the Bible” when he stays in hotel rooms. When asked what the first thing he does when he gets into a hotel room, Condon replied: “I wish I could say I’m like [homosexual actor] Ian McKellen and immediately go rip pages out of the Bible, but there don’t seem to be bibles in the hotel rooms I stay in these days.” According to a report by The Charlotte Observer’s Lawrence Toppman, there are two homosexual moments in the film: The first comes when “a young man whirls into the surprised Le Fou’s arms, and they dance happily away together”. Later in the dance, Le Fou “spins across the room and lands on the reclining Gaston’s lap, wrapping Gaston’s arms around him.” Neither scene is found in the original Beauty and the Beast story, nor are they essential or add to the plot. Which makes Disney’s new movie a FAKE Beauty and the Beast! Condon said in a March 1 interview with Attitude: “Le Fou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston. He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realising that he has these feelings. And [actor] Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that’s what has its payoff at the end, which I don’t want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.” So committed and insistent is Disney on the homosexual message in Beauty and the Beast that the studio would rather swallow the loss of box office revenue in Malaysia than cut out the pro-“gay” scenes, as requested by the Malay government. Beauty and the Beast is being boycotted by Christian and Conservative groups: A petition to boycott the film created by LifeSiteNews has been signed by 131,000 people. The petition to Disney states: “Children’s movies are no place for promoting a harmful sexual political agenda, one that offends the deeply held beliefs of countless parents and families. I pledge to boycott both the Beauty and the Beast movie, and other Disney films and products, until such a time as Disney commits itself to protecting, not harming, the innocence of our children.” The American Family Association has 51,000 petition signers saying they “can’t support Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ movie” because it pushes the “gay agenda on our children. Homosexual behavior is unhealthy and unnatural. It is irresponsible and careless of Disney to promote such an agenda in a movie designed and marketed to children.” Colorado Christian University created a petition to Disney CEO Rober Allen Iger where “Christian Americans” pledge to “not allow our children or grandchildren to be subjected to your radical Left-wing agenda through your latest rendition of Beauty and the Beast. We will not allow you to bully us into going against our Biblically-based beliefs in natural marriage, and we will certainly not let you circumvent us as leaders of our families to force these beliefs on the impressionable young minds of our children.” On March 2, evangelist Franklin Graham wrote his 5.5 million Facebook followers asking them to “say no” to Disney’s remake. “They’re trying to push the LGBT agenda into the hearts and minds of your children—watch out! Disney has the right to make their [shows], it’s a free country. But as Christians we also have the right not to support their company. I hope Christians everywhere will say no to Disney.” Earlier this month Christian owners of an Alabama drive-in theater said they would refuse to show the film because it would “compromise on what the Bible teaches.” Russia slapped a 16+ rating on the film, effectively banning children from seeing it. Alas, the boycotts evidently are in vain. The movie had a record $170 million opening in the U.S. this weekend, earning $350 million worldwide. (Hollywood Reporter) 

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Blizzard-bound Churchill awaits supply train: OmniTrax says track cleared

Northern Manitoba town's grocery shelves are bare as residents face another blizzard

CBC News 1 Hour Ago

Another winter blizzard is hitting the remote northern Manitoba community of Churchill, where people are already desperate for groceries that have been delayed since the last blizzard two weeks ago. But there could be relief as soon as Monday afternoon, if the train can get all the way through to the town of about 900 residents. OmniTrax, the Denver-based company that owns the rail line that brings supplies into Churchill, cleared the tracks and is trying to get supplies delivered as soon as possible. A train with supplies departed from the northern Manitoba town of Gillam, about 270 kilometres southeast of Churchill, at around noon Monday. "A lot of families are suffering because they have young children and they need milk," said local resident Lana Bilenduke. No bread or vegetables are for sale at the local store and meat is scarce, she said. "Everyone's in a crisis until we get our groceries in." Churchill 'like a ghost town' after blizzard buries town Churchill declares state of local emergency​The northern Manitoba town is again in the midst of near-zero visibility, wind gusts of 90 km/h and wind chill values in the –40s due to an intense low pressure system over Hudson Bay, according to Environment Canada. 3.4k shares Another winter blizzard is hitting the remote northern Manitoba community of Churchill, where people are already desperate for groceries that have been delayed since the last blizzard two weeks ago. But there could be relief as soon as Monday afternoon, if the train can get all the way through to the town of about 900 residents. Churchill to Winnipeg map Churchill, Man., is located about 1,000 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg. (Google Maps) OmniTrax, the Denver-based company that owns the rail line that brings supplies into Churchill, cleared the tracks and is trying to get supplies delivered as soon as possible. A train with supplies departed from the northern Manitoba town of Gillam, about 270 kilometres southeast of Churchill, at around noon Monday. "A lot of families are suffering because they have young children and they need milk," said local resident Lana Bilenduke. No bread or vegetables are for sale at the local store and meat is scarce, she said. "Everyone's in a crisis until we get our groceries in." Churchill 'like a ghost town' after blizzard buries town Churchill declares state of local emergency​The northern Manitoba town is again in the midst of near-zero visibility, wind gusts of 90 km/h and wind chill values in the –40s due to an intense low pressure system over Hudson Bay, according to Environment Canada. Churchill blizzard Churchill has been under a local state of emergency since March 10, after the area was hit with 60 cm of snow over three days. (Keith McDougall/YouTube) The forecast calls for five more centimetres of snow, on top of the 60 cm that fell over three days during the previous blizzard. The town has been under a local state of emergency since then. The latest blizzard conditions should ease late Monday afternoon or early in the evening. Churchill Deputy Mayor Shane Hutchins said a freight train hasn't come into town in nearly three weeks, and people are still digging out from the earlier blizzard. Deliveries usually come once a week, but shelves are bare at the town's lone supermarket — the Northern Store, he said. "I've lived here 50 years and no, we've never had anything like this." Another winter blizzard is hitting the remote northern Manitoba community of Churchill, where people are already desperate for groceries that have been delayed since the last blizzard two weeks ago. But there could be relief as soon as Monday afternoon, if the train can get all the way through to the town of about 900 residents. Churchill to Winnipeg map Churchill, Man., is located about 1,000 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg. (Google Maps) OmniTrax, the Denver-based company that owns the rail line that brings supplies into Churchill, cleared the tracks and is trying to get supplies delivered as soon as possible. A train with supplies departed from the northern Manitoba town of Gillam, about 270 kilometres southeast of Churchill, at around noon Monday. "A lot of families are suffering because they have young children and they need milk," said local resident Lana Bilenduke. No bread or vegetables are for sale at the local store and meat is scarce, she said. "Everyone's in a crisis until we get our groceries in." Churchill 'like a ghost town' after blizzard buries town Churchill declares state of local emergency​The northern Manitoba town is again in the midst of near-zero visibility, wind gusts of 90 km/h and wind chill values in the –40s due to an intense low pressure system over Hudson Bay, according to Environment Canada. Churchill blizzard Churchill has been under a local state of emergency since March 10, after the area was hit with 60 cm of snow over three days. (Keith McDougall/YouTube) The forecast calls for five more centimetres of snow, on top of the 60 cm that fell over three days during the previous blizzard. The town has been under a local state of emergency since then. The latest blizzard conditions should ease late Monday afternoon or early in the evening. Churchill Deputy Mayor Shane Hutchins said a freight train hasn't come into town in nearly three weeks, and people are still digging out from the earlier blizzard. Deliveries usually come once a week, but shelves are bare at the town's lone supermarket — the Northern Store, he said. "I've lived here 50 years and no, we've never had anything like this." Blizzard in Churchill Blizzard conditions with near-zero visibility, wind gusts of 90 km/h and wind chill values in the -40s are expected in Churchill on Monday, just two weeks after the above storm slammed the area. (Keith McDougall/YouTube) However, the news that OmniTrax has a train loaded with supplies headed that way is welcome news, he said. "It looks like we should have groceries available to us hopefully some time either late this afternoon or early tomorrow morning," he said, adding: "I don't know what the expiry date of the vegetables or produce is … fingers crossed they are in relatively good shape." People in Churchill were becoming increasingly frustrated with OmniTrax after what Hutchins described as "nearly non-existent" communication between the company and the town since snow-clearing plows on the line were recently shut down. OmniTrax sells Hudson Bay rail line to First Nations group Churchill residents frustrated Omnitrax shuts down 'lifeline OmniTrax suspends rail service to Churchill Ron Margulis, an OmniTrax spokesperson, said the snow on the rail line to Churchill was abnormal and difficult for crews to get rid of. But as of Monday the crews had accomplished that goal. Margulis also disputed Hutchins's assertion OmniTrax has not communicated properly with the town. Margulis said the company had sent notices to communities along the route that were affected by the line's temporary closure. 

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Wildfire near downtown Boulder forces more than a thousand to evacuate the Colorado city

Wildfire consuming 62 acres in Sunshine Canyon near Boulder started early on Sunday morning

Authorities have ordered more than 1,000 to evacuate; another 2,200 told to be ready to move out

No property damage or injuries yet, but strong wind threatens to fan the flames toward town

By Associated Press and Keith Griffith For Published: 10:49 EDT, 19 March 2017 | Updated: 19:40 EDT, 19 March 2017

A wildfire burning in the mountains just outside downtown Boulder, Colorado has forced more than a thousand residents to evacuate. The fire ignited dead trees that exploded into black plumes of smoke on Sunday. Wind pushed the flames in the wooded area a couple of miles west of Pearl Street, the shopping and dining heart of the university city's downtown. The fire was only about 62 acres and hadn't caused any injuries or damaged structures by noon on Sunday, but strong gusts and warm and dry weather threatened to fan the flames. Authorities made more than 1,000 calls to residents ordering them to evacuate and warned an additional 2,200 to get ready to leave if conditions worsened, said Gabi Boerkircher of the Boulder Office of Emergency Management. It wasn't clear exactly how many houses or residents were evacuated because the calls could have gone to multiple people living in the same home and likely didn't include children. There were no reports of injuries or damage to homes, emergency officials said. At least eight aircraft were making drops to battle the flames, and a community center has opened as an evacuation shelter. The fire was at 20 per cent containment by noon Sunday, according to the Boulder OEM. Officials were not sure how the fire started. It was first reported around 1.40am Sunday. Seth Frankel, who has been warned that he and his family may need to evacuate, said he had packed up 'generations of things' that can't be replaced and was ready to go if the air quality got worse. He said smoke is pouring toward neighborhoods and many dead trees are combusting and sending black smoke into the air less than a half-mile from his home. But he and his wife, a Boulder native, and three daughters have dealt with fires and floods before. 'It's always alarming and always on your mind, but it's not an uncommon sensation around here,' said Frankel, who has lived in Boulder for 20 years. He got word about the fire early Sunday from a neighbor who received a warning call and has been outside with neighbors watching the flames and smoke. But he let his daughters, 9, 11 and 13, get some more sleep. 'It's still alarming, but there's no panic,' Frankel said.

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Report: Hundreds of millions of Pacific salmon missing, presumed dead — Gov’t issues emergency order along US West Coast — Japan suffering historic collapse, fish starving to death — All forms of ocean life dying in stunning numbers across Pacific

Published: March 19th, 2017 at 3:40 pm ET By ENENews

South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), Mar 16, 2017 (emphasis added): The low salmon run size for the Yuba River appears to be part of another regional salmon collapse. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife point to preliminary data from the Sacramento River that indicates salmon runs have also dropped to record low levels. According to Dan Bacher’s reporting, last year’s salmon run on the Klamath River was a 38-year low… Gary Reedy, SYRCL’s consulting salmon expert reports that “A new crash for the Central Valley Chinook salmon is not unexpected.”… The Oregonian, Mar 15, 2017: Worst Klamath chinook run on record forecast — The worst run forecast on record for the Klamath River’s chinook salmon could close all salmon fishing along most of the Oregon Coast this summer… Mendocino Beacon, Mar 16, 2017: Returns of spawning Klamath River fall Chinook are projected to be the lowest on record in 2017… “The salmon runs this year will present a challenge for ocean fishermen and managers throughout the West Coast,” said Executive Director Chuck Tracy… “the low forecast for Klamath River fall Chinook is unprecedented”… “This year will be an exceptionally difficult year for ocean salmon fisheries, especially in Oregon and California”… said Council Chair Herb Pollard. Juneau Empire, Mar 6, 2017: Spring king fishing canceled by emergency order… the Juneau area will be closed for king salmon fishing… biologists expect a second-straight year of record-low king salmon returns on the Taku River. “We’ve been in a period of low productivity, not just on the Taku, but on several rivers up and down the coast,” Juneau Area Management Biologist Daniel Teske said… Nobody knows exactly why Southeast king salmon are struggling, but biologists do know where the fish are being affected: in the ocean… The increased die-off must be happening in a marine environment, Teske said, otherwise numbers on the four rivers wouldn’t fall at the same time… Undercurrent News, Feb 1 , 2017: Japanese salmon fisheries in historic collapse — Landings in Hokkaido, Japan are the lowest in nearly three decades, reports the blog The volume of salmon caught at main fishing ports, including Hokkaido, plunged 30-40% in 2016 from the previous year. The figure represented the lowest level in 28 years. The collapse has been confidently attributed to the starvation of four-year-old Chum salmon… Russ George, Jan 31, 2017: Japanese Salmon Fisheries in Historic Collapse… News from Japan is terrible for NW Pacific fish… Local fishermen have been increasingly concerned over the fact that the trend of meager catch that continued in recent years has not been held in check and indeed is worsening every year… Given the shortfall of fish and the scrawny condition of the fish that were caught all evidence points to a cataclysmic collapse of ocean pasture primary productivity and fish starving at sea… Across the Pacific ocean salmon pastures have failed… Minato-Tsukiji, Nov 17, 2016: Japan chum salmon landings the worst in 24 years — This year’s chum catch in Japan is very poor, with declines in landings not only in the Hokkaido region but also in Honshu… Also, chum sizes are also getting smaller… Russ George, Feb 3, 2017: Hundreds of Millions of Pacific Salmon Missing and Presumed Dead — Across 10,000 miles of North Pacific ocean pasture declarations from Japan and the USA are reporting a cataclysmic collapse of Pacific Salmon. The fish are tragically starving at sea as the plankton pastures have turned into clear blue lifeless deserts… Collapse of North Pacific ocean fish pastures has resulted in near total collapse of Pacific SalmonIt’s not just Pacific salmon that are dying in the North Pacific all forms of ocean life are being reported dead and dying [in] stunning numbers… Hokkaido Shimbun, Jan 31, 2017: Salmon landings in Hokkaido in 2016 are the lowest in three decades — The number of salmon caught in Hokkaido in 2016 plunged 29.4% from the previous year… The figure represented the lowest level in 28 years… Local fishermen have been increasingly concerned over the fact that the trend of meager catch that continued in recent years has not been held in check… Minato-Tsukiji, Mar 3, 2017: The harvest in Hokkaido was the worst in 24 years… Beginning with the Sanriku area, landings all over Honshu were below those of the previous year… The number of returning four-year-olds, which are regarded as the main shoal, was a record low… See also: Massive die-offs reported in Pacific Ocean — Officials: “No fish out there, anywhere, over a very large area”… “What’s happening? Where’s their food?” — “Alarming… Frightening… Like nothing we’ve ever observed before” (VIDEO)


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The Global Famine Begins: UN Announces That The Worst Food Crisis Since World War II Is Happening Right Now

Published: March 19, 2017

We always knew that this would start happening. Earlier this month, I wrote about the severe economic problems that are plaguing South America, but up to this point I have neglected to discuss the horrific famines that are breaking out all over Africa. Right now there is a desperate need for food in South Sudan, Somalia, northeast Nigeria, Eritrea and Kenya. And Yemen, even though it is not technically part of Africa, is being affected by many of the same factors that are crippling nations all over eastern Africa. The United Nations says that more than 20 million people could die from starvation and disease if nothing is done. When I write about economic collapse, this is the kind of thing that I am talking about, and we are starting to see alarming conditions spread across the globe. Many believe that we could never possibly face this kind of food crisis in the western world, but unfortunately wishful thinking will only get you so far. The United Nations was formed in 1945, and the UN has just announced that what we are facing this year is “the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the UN”. The following comes from a CNN article entitled “20 million at risk of starvation in world’s largest crisis since 1945, UN says“… “We stand at a critical point in history. Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the UN,” UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said Friday. “Now, more than 20 million people across four countries face starvation and famine. Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death. Many more will suffer and die from disease.” It would be hard to overstate the level of human suffering that we are witnessing in many parts of Africa at this moment. In Somalia, the UN estimates that more than 6 million people are in desperate need of food aid… As Somalia inches closer to a calamitous famine, the prospect of utter devastation and colossal loss of human life is once again becoming an imminent reality. The humanitarian situation in Somalia is deteriorating by the day with up to 6.2 million people in need of urgent aid. People across Somalia have been forced to walk hundreds of miles in search of food, water and shelter- with women and children disproportionately affected. Over 300,000 children under the age of five are severely malnourished, with over 200,000 more children at risk of acute malnutrition. In South Sudan, close to half the population is in dire need of assistance, and things have gotten so bad there that people will literally eat grass if they can find it… Across South Sudan more than one million children are believed to be acutely malnourished and UNICEF have said that if urgent aid does not reach them, many of them will die. “There is no food, we eat anything we can find,” one South Sudanese mother told ITV. “We will find grass, we will eat it. That’s just the way it us for us now.” Over in Yemen, there are about seven million people in need of food help, and authorities are warning that if nothing is done “millions of children” could starve to death… “The numbers affected are absolutely extraordinary,” said Mark Kaye, Save the Children’s Yemen spokesperson. “We keep on talking about a country that’s on the brink of famine, but for me these numbers highlight that we’re at the point of no return. If things are not done now we are going to be looking back on this and millions of children will have starved to death, and we’ll all have been aware of this for some time. That will shame us as an international community for years to come. Eritrea was not specifically included in the recent UN alert, but it should have been. Much of the country has been hit by a crippling drought, and approximately half of all children in Eritrea are stunted… But we cannot understand why Eritrea is not included in the appeal. Unicef has confirmed what we know from our friends and families inside the country. In a report in January, the agency said that the El Niño drought has hit half of all Eritrea’s regions. Acute malnutrition is widespread. As Unicef put it: “Malnutrition rates already exceeded emergency levels, with 22,700 children under five projected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition in 2017 … Half of all children in Eritrea are stunted, and as a result, these children are even more vulnerable to malnutrition and disease outbreaks.” We have been warned that there would be famines in diverse places in these times. But here in the western world we tend to be lulled into a false sense of security by our comfortable lives, not realizing that the massively inflated standard of living that we have been enjoying has been fueled by the largest mountain of debt in the history of the planet. In Kenya, a national emergency has been declared due to drought and famine. For those of you that are parents, what would you do if your children were crying out for food but you didn’t have anything to give them? The following story from Kenya is beyond heartbreaking… Emmanuel Ayapar is three years old and can no longer walk. The flesh on his legs, which dangle from his mother’s hip as she carries him around, is wasting away. He seems listless and sad, tongue flicking repeatedly in and out of his mouth. ‘We do not have enough food,’ said Veronica, his 28-year-old mother. ‘We eat only once a day.’ The little boy is suffering from severe malnutrition and is at risk of starving to death. He weighs just 15lb – half the typical weight for a boy of his age. I don’t even know what to say after that. In the western world we can be so incredibly self-absorbed that we don’t even realize that children are literally starving to death on the other side of the planet. Hopefully those of us that live in “wealthy” western countries will step up to the plate and aid those in need, and hopefully this crisis will also help us to understand that we need to prepare for the day when things get difficult in our own nations too. 

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Disastrous National Security Breach in U.S. Congress

By Douglas J. Hagmann - March 19, 2017

Unless you’re plugged in to the independent media, there’s a good chance that you’ve not yet heard of one of the largest and arguably most important cases of government infiltration in recent history. On February 2, 2017, three Pakistani brothers with top access to the computer systems inside the U.S. House of Representatives containing some of the nation’s most sensitive information were removed from their positions by U.S. Capitol Police. The three brothers who are the target of a criminal probe, deliberately understated as a “procurement scam” include Imran Awan, Abid Awan and Jamal Moiz Awan, each who were the “shared employees” of at least 31 Democratic Congressional Representatives. But the case itself and potential damage is much, much worse than is being reported, if it’s being reported at all. While the corporate media is obviously more intent to prove some nebulous cyber connection between President Donald Trump and the Russians, they have yet to pay even the most basic lip service to this case of apparent espionage that has taken place at the highest levels of our government. The Amal brothers had complete and direct access to information of three extremely sensitive committees: The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Homeland Security Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The access to the information they had, along with their known or suspected affiliations to such groups as Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood, has “shaken” government insiders with knowledge about the case. Imran Awan has been identified as the group’s leader, initially providing computer services for Florida Democrat and former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Recall that it was Schultz’s email which was “hacked” during the 2016 election when she served as DNC Chairman. Among the House members who presently employed the services of ring leader Imran Awan were Andre Carson, the second Muslim member of the House of Representatives, as did Congresswoman Jackie Speier. On March 22, 2016, it was Jackie Speier was one of eight House members who asked for additional funding so that the Awan clan could secure Top Secret/SCI level clearance. Additionally, it was revealed that these employees were paid more than three times the salary of a “normal” IT worker, grossing upwards of $4 million dollars combined during their tenure as IT professionals. While the average government IT professional earns about $55,000 per year, Imran Awan was being paid $165,130, Abid Awan grossed $164,980 per annum, and Jamal Awan $157,577 according to government records. Further investigation, however, found that the three brothers were merely the “core” infiltrators. Also on the government payroll were Hina R. Alvi, wife of Imran Awan, who was paid $168,300 per year and Natalia Sova, wife of Abid Awan, who was paid a meager $34,854. And, it gets worse. Investigators determined that not only did the Awan clan have access to highly sensitive information, they set up an external server and copied information from Congressional computers to their off-site server, reportedly stealing documents, records, emails and other sensitive and classified information to the server under their sole control. Much More than a “Procurement Scam” Notably in 2009, the Awan brothers opened a car dealership in Virginia identified as Cars International A, LLC, interestingly referred to as “CIA” in court documents. Information contained in several well-researched and comprehensive investigative reports by The Daily Caller, The Gateway Pundit and George Webb, a guest on The Hagmann & Hagmann Report details the mysterious car dealership and notes that the Awan brothers were also the recipient of a $100,000 “loan” made by Iraqi politician and disgraced “doctor” Ali al-Attar, who has reportedly fled to Iraq and has ties to various Muslim groups, including Hezbollah. Ali al-Attar was born in Baghdad to Iranian parents. He was indicted by the U.S. government in 2012 for tax fraud that reportedly involved diverting a half-million dollars from his medical offices into his personal account. Such actions appeared to be international in scope as it is suspected but not proven that he also diverted money to the accounts of others in the Middle East. According to a source in contact with this writer, the potential damage to our national security is “incalculable.” This source is also questioning why an investigation of this magnitude has not been handed off to the FBI for investigation, rather than keeping it assigned to the Capitol Police. “That itself should raise a lot of flags,” stated this source who declined to be named for this report. At this point, the weight of evidence strongly suggests that the United States House of Representatives computer systems, including and especially the documents and emails to and from top Representatives on the most sensitive committees including but not limited to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Homeland Security Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee has been compromised from within. Consider the above in the context of the raid in Yemen on January 29, 2017 when a U.S. Navy Seal was killed. Just four days later, the Awan brothers were banned from the premises of the U.S. Capitol. A coincidence? I think not. According to my DC source, it was not a coincidence. More investigative results about the level of Muslim infiltration into the most sensitive areas of our nation’s infrastructure will be published in the coming days. They are working with the secular Progressive Socialists to bring down not merely President Donald Trump, but our nation. It will shock even the most hardened among us. Stay tuned. 

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etc.. Did I not warn you that the days would be like Sodom and Gomorrah as it was in the days of Lot? When America accepts this lifestyle and makes a law protecting them, she will be like Samson breaking her last vow. I will no longer stand with her neither will my blessing be upon her, then shall come to pass in my timing, the twenty four hour period of Babylon’s destruction. For you have not a leader of this country who follows my word or ways. They have gone the ways of the antichrist system and forsaken the religion of their forefathers of days gone by. etc..

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Supreme Court judge: Marriage, religious liberty under attack

Thu Mar 16, 2017 - 2:44 pm EST

MADISON, N.J., March 16, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The United States’ commitment to religious liberty is being tested and hostility toward traditional moral beliefs is on the rise, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito told a group of Catholic lawyers Wednesday night. Justice Alito repeated the words he had written in his own dissent in the Obergefell case legalizing homosexual “marriage,” telling the group that he suspected the decision would be used to “vilify those who disagree and treat them as bigots.” "We are seeing this is coming to pass," Alito said. He then referenced a famed Bob Dylan song lyric, "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows." "A wind is picking up that is hostile to those with traditional moral beliefs," Alito said. He told the audience that while religious freedom has been recognized in Congress and in the courts, attitudes are not so quick to change. The Supreme Court Justice described how a Democratic lawmaker opposed his 2005 nomination because Alito would make "too many Catholics on the court." Alito also called on Americans to raise awareness of threats to religious freedom in the wake of Supreme Court rulings such as the Hobby Lobby case, where the company’s Christian owners objected to being forced to provide contraception in violation of their religious beliefs. "We are likely to see pitched battles in courts and Congress, state legislatures and town halls," he said. "But the most important fight is for the hearts and minds of our fellow Americans. It is up to all of us to evangelize our fellow Americans about the issue of religious freedom." Alito’s appearance was sponsored by Advocati Christi — or Advocates of Christ. The initiative is part of the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey’s Catholic Center for Evangelization. It offers outreach to Catholic lawyers and judges to “deepen their practice of the profession of faith, and integrate it into their daily life and practice.” Alito spoke for about 45 minutes, according to an AP report. He talked about the hostility faced by Catholics in the U.S. in previous centuries and his joy while staying up overnight as a Catholic youth in 1960 to witness John F. Kennedy’s election as the first Roman Catholic president. "I felt it had lifted me up from the status of second-class American," Alito recalled. While dissenting from the majority in the Obergefell decision in 2015, Justice Alito was alone in saying that marriage existed for the sake of procreation and child-rearing. He wrote that the majority opinion was based on ideas of romantic love. He had also expressed a concern shared by the other conservative dissenting justices that the Obergefell decision supplants the democratic process with the views of five unelected justices. “If a bare majority of justices can invent a new right and impose that right on the rest of the country, the only real limit on what future majorities will be able to do is their own sense of what those with political power and cultural influence are willing to tolerate,” Alito had written in his dissent. “All Americans, whatever their thinking on that issue,” he concluded, “should worry about what the majority’s claim of power portends.” Alito was a U.S. Attorney in New Jersey and based in Newark while a member of the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. He was nominated to the High Court by President George W. Bush and has served since 2006. 

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etc. Keep your eyes; keep your eyes upon what is going on in the Mid-East, that is your tree, that is your tree, I have told you to watch Israel, that is your tree. etc.

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Israel said to strike Syria for second time in 24 hours, amid threats from Damascus

Unconfirmed reports indicate jets hit Hezbollah weapons convoy, military targets, hours after drone strike in Syrian Golan; Syria UN envoy says retaliatory missile launches during Friday raid a ‘game-changer’

By Times of Israel staff March 20, 2017, 2:25 am

Israel is said to have struck Syria overnight Sunday-Monday, the second strike in 24 hours and third in three days as tensions escalated between the two countries over the weekend.

Syria media reported early Monday that Israeli jets took out a number of targets near the Lebanon-Syria border including a Hezbollah weapons convoy and Syrian military sites. The reports have not been confirmed. Earlier Sunday, an Israeli drone strike reportedly killed a member of a Syrian pro-regime militia, an attack that came two days after Israeli jets, in an early Friday morning operation, hit an arms transfer meant for Hezbollah near Palmyra, with Syrian air defenses firing missiles at the planes. One missile was intercepted by Israel’s Arrow missile defense battery, military officials said, in the first reported use of the advanced system. It was the most serious incident between the two countries since the Syrian civil war began six years ago. On Sunday evening, Syria’s ambassador to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari said Syria’s response to Friday’s strike was a “game-changer.” Speaking on Syrian state TV, Jaafari said the military’s response was “appropriate and in line with Israel’s terrorist operation,” and that Israel “will now think a million times [before striking again],” according to a translation cited in Ynet. “Syria’s forceful response to the Israeli attacks changed the rules of the game,” he said. His comments came hours after Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman threatened to destroy Syrian air defense systems for targeting the Israeli aircraft during the bombing run Friday. “The next time the Syrians use their air defense systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation,” Liberman said on Israel Radio. Israeli officials have warned of the possibility Hezbollah and Iran could attempt to set up a base to attack Israel near the border with the Israeli Golan Heights. Last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Moscow, where he asked the Kremlin to make sure Iran does not gain a foothold in the area. Israel has also repeatedly vowed to prevent Hezbollah from acquiring any advanced weaponry and several strikes on such convoys over the years since the Syrian civil war began in 2011 have been attributed to Israel. Jerusalem has also claimed several of the raids, including Friday’s. “Each time we discover arms transfers from Syria to Lebanon we will act to stop them. On this there will be no compromise,” Liberman said Sunday. “The Syrians must understand that they are held responsible for these arms transfers to Hezbollah and that if they continue to allow them then we will do what we have to do.” Earlier Sunday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that Israeli aircraft struck a truck driving near the town of Khan Arnabeh in the Quneitra province, on the road to Damascus. The National Defense Force, a pro-regime militia set up in 2012, claimed the man killed was from among its ranks, naming him as Yasser Hussien Assayed. 

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For man brings many things about themselves, their foolishness, they run off at the mouth and they do not consider the things that they are saying. They poke the bear in the eye and poke the bear in the eye and they poke the bear in the eye and they do not realize that the bear can be very vicious, that he can tear them to shreds, that he can kill those that they love, he can kill their sons and their daughters and they never think of this. They only do the stupid things that they think themselves because they don’t inquire of me or ask of me and therefore the things that come are because of their foolishness. etc.

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Rand Paul Fires Back at McCain: ‘He’s Unhinged, Makes a Strong Case For Term Limits’ (VIDEO)

Cristina Laila Mar 16th, 2017 9:56 pm 85 Comments

Senator John McCain went on a long winded rant from the Senate floor, accusing Rand Paul of working for Vladimir Putin simply because he objected to Montenegro’s bid to be a part of NATO. Rand Paul responded by saying McCain is unhinged, past his prime and makes a strong case for term limits. Ouch! Rand Paul Fires Back at McCain: ‘He’s Unhinged, Makes a Strong Case For Term Limits’ (VIDEO)

Cristina Laila Mar 16th, 2017 9:56 pm 85 Comments

Senator John McCain went on a long winded rant from the Senate floor, accusing Rand Paul of working for Vladimir Putin simply because he objected to Montenegro’s bid to be a part of NATO. Rand Paul responded by saying McCain is unhinged, past his prime and makes a strong case for term limits. Ouch! MSNBC: “What’s your reaction to Senator McCain’s characterization of your objection?” Rand Paul: “Well you know I think he makes a really really strong case, you know for term limits. Umm I think maybe he’s uh past his prime. I think maybe he’s gotten a little bit unhinged. I do think that when we talk about NATO there can be a rational discussion about the pros and cons of expanding it.” Rand Paul is correct. There needs to be a rational discussion about NATO without corrupt, unhinged career politicians tying everything to Russian conspiracies. Why does everything all of a sudden have to be about Russia? 

Isaiah  5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (KJV)

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Lutheran, Episcopal and United Church of Christ Clergy: “We Stand With Planned Parenthood” Abortion Biz

National Micaiah Bilger Mar 16, 2017 | 3:35PM Des Moines, Iowa

A group of female clergy from Iowa wrote a letter this week to publicly state their support of the abortion chain Planned Parenthood. The letter, published in the Des Moines Register on Wednesday, included signatures from seven women pastors from the United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Episcopal Church, Unitarian Universalist Association, Christian Church (Disciple of Christ) and Unity Church. A note included with the letter said the pastors were not speaking on behalf of their denominations or congregations. The pastors praised Planned Parenthood’s work and blasted a state bill that would defund the abortion group and redirect tax dollars to community health centers that don’t provide abortions.As clergy and as women, we oppose any action by the Iowa Legislature to restrict a woman’s ability to make her own health care and reproductive decisions or to access health care services,” they wrote. “Additionally, we support Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the excellent care it provides for any woman who chooses its health care services.” In February, the Iowa Senate passed Senate File 2 to defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups in the state. The legislation would direct taxpayer funding to federally qualified health centers that provide more comprehensive health care but not abortions. The bill currently is being considered in the state House. In their letter, the pastors described the bill as “dangerous” and “extreme” legislation that “threatens access to basic health care for low-income women.” They also claimed that legislators’ opposition to abortion is purely religious. They wrote: All arguments against a woman’s reproductive choices are based in morality and religious beliefs, using those religious beliefs to change the law and infringe upon the rights of women. Through our faiths, we are joining together to balance those arguments and to assure legislators that the religious community does not speak with one voice. We are deeply committed to social justice, which includes caring for the poor and oppressed. Defunding and shutting down Planned Parenthood would hurt those struggling to get by and those who already face many barriers in accessing health care. As clergy and as women, we know that women are well equipped to make their own health care decisions. We also believe that this bill is a matter of legislating inequality and will deny low-income women access to quality family planning services. SIGN THE PETITION! Congress Must De-Fund Planned Parenthood Immediately Their letter makes a number of assumptions that are not true, one being that the pro-life position is entirely a religious one. While Christians make up a large part of the movement, there also are quite a few secular pro-lifers. Data also does not back up their claim that women will lose access to health care if Planned Parenthood is defunded. As previously reported, supporters of Senate File 2 contend that Iowa “women will have access to 221 clinics statewide that will expand coverage to rural women who must now make long drives to urban areas for family planning services.” Women can find much more comprehensive health care at community health clinics. The non-abortion services that Planned Parenthood provides are very limited. For example, Planned Parenthoods do not provide mammograms and very few provide prenatal care; and those that provide ultrasounds appear to do so only for abortion purposes. Data from the abortion group’s own reports show a growing focus on abortions and a continuous decrease in its non-abortion services. From 2009 to 2014, “cancer screenings” dropped from 1,830,811 to just 682,208. “Breast exams/breast care” fell by more than half, from 830,312 in 2009 to 363,803 in 2014 and Pap smear tests dropped nearly two-thirds, from 904,820 to 271,539. In that same time period, Planned Parenthood’s abortion numbers remained steady, hovering around 320,000 per year. Iowa is one of a number of states that are moving to defund the abortion group. Last week, Republicans in U.S. Congress released the American Health Care Act. Their plan to repeal Obamacare includes provisions that would revoke funding for Planned Parenthood. A provision in the bill prohibits states from using “direct spending” on “prohibited entities” with federal funds allocated from the legislation; and those entities include any entity that “provides for abortions.” That means the nation’s biggest abortion corporation — Planned Parenthood. President Donald Trump recently offered Planned Parenthood a deal that would have allowed it to keep receiving tax money if it stopped doing abortions. Planned Parenthood refused. 

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Army to get laser that can zap drones

By Aaron Gregg March 16

Lockheed Martin said Thursday it has finished a 60-kilowatt laser system for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and is preparing to hand it over to the Army for further testing. In initial tests, the company achieved 58 kilowatts of power but expects its laser to reach its full potential by the time of its delivery in the next few months. The laser is what the company calls a “combined fiber” laser beam, bringing together individual lasers to form a single, stronger beam. Lockheed has been testing it at an installation in Bothell, Wash., and plans to ship it to an Army installation in Huntsville, Ala., in the next few months. “We’re really at the dawn of an era of the utility of laser weapons,” said Robert Afzal, senior fellow for laser and sensor systems at Lockheed Martin. The Army’s specialized military vehicles “can now carry something which is small enough and powerful enough for what we believe will be militarily useful.” Multiple military agencies and defense companies have been working on laser weapon capabilities. In 2014, Boeing published a video of its 10-kilowatt laser destroying a mortar in flight. Proponents say lasers could be cheaper than traditional munitions systems because they don’t require expensive projectiles and they don’t need to be reloaded. That could make the system useful in taking down airborne adversaries, such as off-the-shelf drones. The idea of an off-the-shelf drone fleet commanded by a non-state entity presents new challenges for a global military establishment that has focused for centuries on war with other governments. For example, Gen. David Perkins said this week that a U.S. ally had taken down an adversary’s off-the-shelf quad-copter — which can be purchased online for a few hundred dollars — with a multimillion-dollar Patriot missile. Mark Gunzinger, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, said: “That’s $3 million to shoot down a three-or-four-hundred-dollar drone. . . . What if you could do that with a beam of light that costs a buck?” More powerful projectiles such as Hellfire missiles are also more likely to cause collateral damage, making them less practical in certain situations. Proponents say laser weaponry could be more precise and ultimately more effective against small airborne targets. Lasers “hit targets at the speed of light, they cost almost nothing per shot, and they have an almost unlimited number of times they can be used,” said Loren Thompson, chief operating officer of the nonprofit Lexington Institute, which receives funding from defense firms including Lockheed Martin and Boeing. “A medium-sized laser should be able to take out any number of drones in a very short period of time because they are so fragile.” The Navy has already deployed a ship-based laser that it says is ready for combat use, but the Army faces a unique set of challenges. To protect American soldiers from low-budget drone fleets, the Army would need a highly mobile laser that can sit on the back of a truck. The agency would have to find a way to carry enough battery power to fire continually without the truck overheating. Such a large power source isn’t a problem if it’s stationary on a ship or military installation, but moving it around the battlefield might be difficult. With the 60-kilowatt laser announced this morning, Lockheed says that it has reached that goal and that the weaponry is ready to be deployed. “In terms of the maturity of this technology to be field-able on an Army vehicle, this technology is ready for that,” Afzal said. The company said its initial testing showed the laser to be near physical limits for accuracy and reasonably energy-efficient, directing 43 percent of electricity used to power it directly into the laser itself, helping it deal with the mobility problem. The system is designed to be a low-weight solution that sits on a ground-based vehicle called a Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT), essentially a truck designed for carrying large artillery. The Army already has laser weapons it is testing, but Lockheed’s laser may have advantages in power and portability. The 60-killowatt laser has its origins in the Defense Department’s Robust electric laser initiative, which started in 2010 and ended when a 15-kilowatt laser was developed. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has its own initiative to create a turret-based laser that can fire downward from an aircraft. 

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Japan holds first-ever evacuation drill simulating North Korean missile strike into waters nearby


AKITA – Amid a growing missile threat from North Korea, the northern city of Oga, Akita Prefecture, held Japan’s first-ever evacuation drill for local residents, gaming out a scenario in which Pyongyang lobs a ballistic missile into the waters nearby. The drill came as the North continues to make advances in its missile and nuclear weapons programs, having carried out a number of launches over the past year, with its latest test-firing earlier this month. Conducted on the premise of a ballistic missile falling into Japanese waters off Akita, the drill was aimed at promptly relaying information while facilitating the swift and safe evacuation of residents. Hosted by the prefectural and city governments, the drill saw local officials direct 110 residents and other participants in a district of Oga, which faces the sea, to evacuate to a public hall and elementary school. The central government relayed emergency information to the local municipalities partly through the J-Alert emergency advisory service, which is also employed in the event of disasters. The city then used its wireless system to broadcast the information it received via loudspeakers and inform residents, who had registered ahead of time for such information, through their smartphones and other gadgets. While the central government has been carrying out drills to relay news alerts to municipalities using the J-Alert system, Friday’s drill marked the first residents had taken part in an actual evacuation drill. At a local elementary school, 44 students who were on the school’s premises were rushed to its gymnasium following the broadcast. Shin Kikuchi, the school’s principal, expressed hope that key information will be relayed smoothly by the central and local governments, as the students must depend on authorities for such details. On March 6, North Korea simultaneously launched four ballistic missiles, three of which landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone. Tokyo estimated that one of the missiles fell into the Sea of Japan just 200 km off the Ishikawa Prefecture’s Noto Peninsula. 

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N. Korea blasts U.S. bombing drills in S. Korea

2017/03/16 15:10

SEOUL, March 16 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Thursday condemned South Korea and the United States for "escalating nuclear attack threats," citing the participation of U.S. strategic bombers and the nuclear-powered USS Carl Vinson in joint military drills in South Korea. North Korea's official news agency, KCNA, said a fleet of B-1B Lancer bombers from the Andersen air base on Guam made a stealth flight over the Sangdong firing range of South Korea on Monday for about an hour on a nuclear bomb-dropping drill aimed at making preemptive strikes at major targets of the DPRK. DPRK is an acronym for Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the North's official name. The defense ministry didn't confirm the deployment of the U.S. strategic assets to the region, where tensions have increased in recent weeks with North Korea's missile launches and the killing of Kim Jong-un's half-brother in Malaysia. A spokesman for U.S. Forces Korea said, "We do not discuss operational matters." Seoul and Washington kicked off their annual joint drills -- the computer simulation-based Key Resolve and field-centered Foal Eagle -- in March. The two-week Key Resolve started Monday, while Foal Eagle runs through the end of April. Pyongyang has long denounced the exercises as rehearsals for an invasion despite Washington's assurance that they are defensive in nature. The communist North also blasted a joint drill by South Korea, the United States and Japan to detect and trace North Korean missiles. The exercise involving Aegis-equipped destroyers from the countries began on Tuesday. The North's official news agency said this clearly shows that its enemies' reckless military act to make a preemptive nuclear attack on the DPRK has reached a "very dangerous phase." 

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Inching towards nuclear war? It's terrifying. North Korea's use of missiles threatens a new global flashpoint which could suck in South Korea, China, Japan and the US

By Neil Tweedie for the Daily Mail Published: 19:37 EDT, 16 March 2017 | Updated: 22:14 EDT, 16 March 2017

At 8.30 in the morning, rush hour is in full swing in the South Korean capital Seoul, home to some 25 million people. Those commuters crammed into the underground system are the lucky ones — initially, at least. When the missile hits, they are protected from the blinding light of the 20-kiloton detonation. But above ground, in the area centred on the Yeouido financial district, all is destruction. Buildings up to a mile from Ground Zero have been vaporised or reduced to rubble. Some 70,000 people are dead, killed by the heat and the blast wave. Many more will succumb to radiation burns and radioactive fall-out over coming days. The nuclear nightmare that has long bedevilled South Korea — America’s key ally in the region and one of the world’s most dynamic economies — has become reality. North Korea, most rogue of rogue nations, has struck. The nuclear explosion, similar in size to that which levelled Hiroshima, signalled the start of a blitzkrieg-style ground invasion intended to swiftly overwhelm its richer, more advanced neighbour. A second atomic warhead, inbound on a crude Rodong rocket, has been successfully intercepted by America’s THAAD (Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence) anti-ballistic missile system. But Seoul’s torment is only beginning as hundreds of North Korean heavy guns rain down shells on the capital, many containing Sarin nerve gas. The city, bunched up against the North-South border, is hopelessly vulnerable to a mass sneak attack of the kind now taking place, as hundreds of thousands of North Korean troops, and thousands of tanks, pour out of innumerable underground bunkers built within miles of the Demilitarized Zone between the two countries. The rest of the world watches as the horror is relayed via 24-hour rolling news and on social media. And waits for the next move ... Could such a scenario ever come to pass? Will Kim Jong-un, latest incarnation of the cult dynasty that has ruled the Communist northern half of Korea since 1948, exchange bluff for action and, one day, deploy his small but lethal nuclear arsenal? That terrifying possibility moved a step nearer this month when, without warning, Kim Jong-un ordered a salvo of missiles to be fired towards his other nervous neighbour, Japan. The latest in a series of escalating acts of provocation by the North Korean dictator this year saw three (non-nuclear) missiles land in Japanese waters. North Korean media, which released photographs of the launch ‘supervised’ by a delighted Kim Jong-un, said the missiles had been aimed at American bases in Japan. International condemnation was swift and wide-ranging, with the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, describing the launch as a ‘new level’ of threat. The U.S. appears to be losing patience. On Tuesday, it ratchetted-up the pressure further with the deployment to Korean waters of the super-carrier USS Carl Vinson. The 100,000-ton Nimitz-class carrier, with 40-plus F-18 fighters on board, and a powerful escort of cruisers and destroyers, is the ultimate ‘big stick’ expression of American power — and a provocation to paranoid minds in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. Sources in South Korea are claiming the heightened military presence — which includes moving in ‘Grey Eagle’ attack drones — is part of a U.S. plan to ‘decapitate’ North Korean leadership and demolish key military facilities. Ostensibly, Vinson is there to take part in the annual U.S.-South Korean joint military exercises — codenamed ‘Foal Eagle’ and ‘Key Resolve’ — involving 300,000 South Korean personnel and 20,000 Americans. This act of allied solidarity was met, as usual, with blood-curdling threats from Pyongyang. It warned of ‘merciless ultra-precision strikes from ground, air, sea and underwater’ in retaliation. As the Vinson berthed in the South Korean port of Busan, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, on a tour of the region, warned that the ‘diplomatic and other efforts of the past 20 years to bring North Korea to a point of denuclearisation have failed’. The United States, said Tillerson, had provided $1.35 billion in assistance to Pyongyang to encourage it to abandon its nuclear programme, but to no effect. A ‘new approach’ was required — but what that might be, he refused to say. President Donald Trump has stated that ‘every option was on the table’ when it comes to North Korean aggression. While the phrase was meant to reassure, many Japanese, and South Koreans worry that the Americans are contemplating pre-emptive strikes on North Korean military sites — which would indeed place them in the crosshairs of retaliatory attacks. In unusually graphic language, China, North Korea’s reluctant patron, has warned that the communist state and the U.S. are like ‘two accelerating trains’ speeding towards a head-on crash. The rhetoric may not be misplaced. If World War III is to break out anywhere, then it will probably be in this febrile region. North Korea is intent on developing nuclear-tipped missiles that can hit the States. Large areas of Japan and all of South Korea are already in range. Its nuclear arsenal numbers some 20 Hiroshima-size atomic bombs. What is not clear is if North Korea has the ability to marry these A-bombs to its missiles to create workable devices. But even the most cautious of analysts warns it is only a matter of time. Kim Jong-un, irrational and unpredictable at the best of times, appears increasingly trigger-happy, revelling in his ability to make Western powers squirm. In February, North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile, superior to anything that had gone before. Just days later came the brazen murder, by a hit squad using powerful VX nerve toxin of Kim Jong-un’s estranged half-brother, Kim Jong-nam. The manner of the killing, at Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia, was intended to strike terror into the hearts of exiled opponents of the Kim regime. (Yesterday, Interpol issued warrants for the arrest of four North Koreans in connection with the murder.) It is, however, the test-firing of four ballistic missiles towards Japan on March 5 (a fifth is thought to have failed) that most concerns the West. The missiles themselves are not the most worrying feature. Unlike the one launched on February 12, these were not propelled by solid-fuel motors which allow for quick launches. Nor did they have intercontinental range. Judging by the distance (600 miles) and height (160 miles) reached by the missiles, they were probably what experts call ‘extended-range’ Scuds, acquired in the Nineties after the fall of the Soviet Union. What truly alarmed was the simultaneous, multiple-firing, which suggests advanced operational skill; the impact area of three of the missiles within 200 miles of Japan; and the threats that followed. North Korea’s UN ambassador claimed that the situation on the Korean Peninsula was ‘inching to the brink of a nuclear war’. China’s intervention, calling on the U.S. and South Korea to halt military exercises in exchange for North Korea suspending tests seems, not surprisingly, to have fallen on deaf ears, as evidenced by the arrival of the Carl Vinson this week. For the time being, the U.S. military response is defensive, bringing forward the long-planned installation of its anti-ballistic missile system, known as THAAD, on South Korean soil. The system, while not perfect, is designed to knock out Scud-type missiles. China has called the installation of THAAD a provocative military escalation, a claim echoed by Russia. Both nations fear that the system’s radar would allow the Americans to peer deep into their territory and monitor their missile tests. China views every U.S. military development in its hemisphere as an attempt to thwart its ambitions for regional dominance. But America needs Chinese help in reining in Pyongyang. The best outcome for all in the region would be for China to use its leverage as North Korea’s biggest trading partner and main source of arms, food and energy to persuade Kim Jong-un to halt his nuclear ambitions. China has, in fact, recently put pressure on its troublesome semi-ally, announcing last month that it was stopping imports of North Korean coal, a third of the poverty-stricken nation’s exports. However, Beijing has always been cautious about actions that could cause the collapse of the North Korean system, and with it a flood of refugees. Before leaving office, Barack Obama warned Donald Trump that North Korea was the gravest security risk he would face as president. Every day that has passed since the inauguration confirms this assessment. Perhaps the best hope for those living in the shadow of North Korea’s nuclear ambitions lies in 33-year-old Kim Jong-un himself. He loves the good things in life, yachts, cars, the best tobacco, even as his people go hungry. War with South Korea means instant war with the United States, and whatever mayhem North Korea can cause during its brief nuclear rampage, it cannot hope to prevail against the world’s only superpower. In signing the order to attack South Korea, Kim would be signing his own death warrant. We must hope Kim Jong-un is still sane enough to understand that.

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Horror as father and son have throats slit in Paris street killing

A FATHER and son have died after a knifeman slit their throats in a stabbing in Paris in broad daylight.

By Katie Mansfield PUBLISHED: 12:13, Fri, Mar 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 17:15, Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Police sources say the men were discovered with their throats slit outside a building in the French capital’s 11th district. Both men died at the scene as paramedics tried to save them. The attack happened on Rue de Montreuil in the east of the French capital near Place de la Nation. One resident told Le Parisien: "I went down. I saw a body in the hall, a body in the yard and a third person sitting with the firemen and policemen around. There was blood everywhere.” Armed police surrounded the scene as officers launched an investigation into the attack. Police have arrested a man in connection with the attack. He is said to be a family member. Police sources have called for caution on the motives of the knifeman. Judicial police are leading the investigation. Local media say the father was killed in the courtyard of the building. The knifeman, said to be his son, is thought to have stabbed him in the stomach before slitting his throat. Witnesses said the killer then sat by the body. Police have set up a psychological unit on the ground floor for those affected by witnessing the killing. Traffic was stopped in the area with firefighters and SWAT officers at the scene throughout Friday afternoon. The attack comes amid high security in the city just hours before Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge visit to meet President Francois Hollande. France remains under a state of emergency following a string of deadly terror attacks in the past 18 months. 

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Oklahoma state senator arrested on child prostitution charge


Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shortey is facing three felony charges for his involvement in child prostitution. The charges come after Shortey was caught in a motel room with a 17-year-old boy where it was apparent the two were there to engage in sexual acts. Shortey, who is 35, has a wife and three young children. Police were tipped off by the teen’s father. Authorities were able to obtain a search warrant during which they discovered the juvenile’s Kindle Fire tablet containing a conversation between him and Shortey pertaining to sex in exchange for money. The felony charges that Shortey will be facing include: -Engaging in child prostitution -Engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church. -Transporting a minor for prostitution/lewdness. While the age of sexual consent in Oklahoma is 16, state child prostitution laws apply to any person under the age of 18. Both Shortey and the teenage boy admit to being acquaintances for about a year, having met through Craigslist and later communicating on the messenger application Kik, which has been criticized as being unsafe for minors. Within a few hours after the arrest, Shorty was released on a $100,000 bond. Shortey has been a senator since 2010. He is a staunch Republican and was the state chair of President Donald Trump’s campaign during the primary elections. During his time in the state Senate Shortly pushed bills that targeted the expulsion of illegal immigrants and the expansion of the state’s gun rights. Ironically a few of his bills targeted gay and transgendered people, including a measure passed earlier this year that would allow business owners to discriminate against gay people. His most notable bill, however, was introduced in 2012 and would have banned the use of aborted human fetuses in food. The bill garnered a lot of controversies both in-state and around the country. The bill was never granted a hearing in a Senate Committee. The arrest has, of course, led to calls for Shortey’s resignation. The Oklahoma Senate imposed sanctions on Wednesday voting 43-0 for a resolution that accuses him of “disorderly behavior.” Among other things, it removes Shortey from membership and leadership of various Senate committees, bars him from occupying his office and reserved parking spot at the Capitol, blocks his expense allowances and authorship of bills, and revokes his right to have an executive assistant. Shortey will, according to Senate officials, still receive his $38,400 annual salary as a senator and will be allowed to vote. The allegations have also raised red flags pertaining to Shortey’s involvement with the Oklahoma City YMCA’s Youth and Government Program. Shorty has since been removed from his volunteer position of which he served over the last 17 years. He had been active in the program and served as a chaperone on several out-of-state trips. The organization is unaware of any allegations of wrongdoing involving Shortey’s work for the program, but the agency is conducting an internal investigation due to the nature of the criminal case. 

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Nuclear Engineer: My biggest concern is Fukushima plant will collapse… Concrete under reactors is being “eaten away”… “There’s ongoing chemical attacks” — Containment structures are tilting, in jeopardy of falling over (AUDIO)

Published: March 17th, 2017 at 6:19 am ET By ENENews KGO 810 AM, Feb 9, 2017 (at 9:15 in):

Pat Thurston, host (emphasis added): “There’s a story that’s going around the internet, Snopes says there’s nothing to verify that this is true — I guess Tepco is denying it — but there’s a story going around that the containment structure is in jeopardy — its tilting — it’s in jeopardy of falling over, so we’ll talk about that too — if that is even a possibility. Were that to happen, what would that mean?… First, to the issue of the potential for a collapse of the building — for the building to topple over — for it to somehow to collapse. Is that a thing? Can that happen?” Arnie Gundersen, nuclear engineer: “Yeah, it can happen — and that’s my biggest concern. Tepco is building a wall along the ocean… it’s trapping all this groundwater onsite, and essentially making the ground mushy… There’s already significant damage [to the reactor buildings] — the entire coast of Japan dropped three feet during that earthquake and never rebounded… But the Fukushima site didn’t fall straight, it fell at an angle, it’s about a two inch incline across the site now. So the buildings are in mushy ground and they’re not quite straight. The other part is that there’s a toxic brew of radioactive chemicals inside there, but there’s also just chemicals – they’re eating away at the concrete and they’re eating away at the steel. It’s a nasty chemical broth inside these plants. My fear is that if there’s a Richter 7 quake, not the Richter 9 that happened 6 years ago, if there’s a Richter 7 quake on that site it could breach those containments… The horse is out of the barn at that point… (discussion continues at 32:00 in) On toppling over… probably half the concrete inside the containment that was originally there has been eaten away by the hot radioactive fuel — and there’s ongoing chemical attacks — so I really think the concrete under the containment is pretty darn punky [“resembling punk in being soft or rotted”] right now, and is getting punkier as time goes on.” ENENews has published several reports in recent weeks on this topic: TV: Collapse imminent at Fukushima — Officials find large section under reactor is “unstable… about to collapse” (VIDEOS) Expert: “Potential Global Catastrophe” from Fukushima Unit 2 highly radioactive fuel… Reactor could be destroyed, “making Tokyo area uninhabitable”… This is “most dreaded” scenario — Already “partially liquefying” below reactors Expert warns of collapse at Fukushima reactor: “It would be the end of Japan” — AP: Melted fuel has broken pieces of structure in containment vessel (VIDEO) 

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Greg Hunter-Weekly News Wrap-Up 3.17.17

Greg Hunter Published on Mar 16, 2017

Greg Hunter of looks back at the week's top stories on the Weekly News Wrap-Up. 

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Evacuation in California after massive cracks appear in the street, driveways and sidewalks in new development in Rancho Santa Fe

By Strange Sounds - Mar 15, 2017

Three homes in a Del Dios development near Lake Hodges were evacuated after after massive cracks appear in the street, driveways and sidewalks. A huge mass of earth is being pulled by gravity down slope. Consequently homes are sinking… And if this ‘landslide’ suddenly cracks a natural gas line, you can asphyxiate and that has already happened! Behind security gates is a newer development called Cielo with magnificent views and million-dollar mansions built on steep hilltops. But the earth beneath at least three of them is starting to shift. According to geologists, what they are experiencing is an arcuate failure or pull away service where this mass of earth is being pulled by gravity down slope. Such slides are home destroyers. They are slow-moving, but still dangerous. If it cracks a natural gas line, you can asphyxiate and that has happened. By most accounts, the cracks showed up just in the last week-and-a-half. These are properties worth millions of dollars, built just in the last 18 months. They are situated on a steep slope high above Lake Hodges. The cause of the sinking has not been identified. So far, just the three properties are showing signs the earth is moving, but neighbors are also feeling a little on edge. 

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Secret Service Laptop Stolen With Trump Tower Floor Plans & Info On Clinton Scandal

by Staff Writer 9 · March 17, 2017

On Friday, law enforcement sources told multiple news agencies that a laptop containing floor plans for Trump Tower, information about the Hillary Clinton investigation and other national security information was stolen from a Secret Service Agent’s car. ABC News, CBS News, the NY Daily News and more stated that police sources confirmed that the incident happened on Thursday morning. If you have tips you want American Military News to investigate please email . Your identity will be protected. Among other items stolen with the laptop were coins and a black bag that had the Secret Service insignia on it. Those were later recovered, but the laptop with “sensitive” material on it has not yet turned up. The Secret Service agent’s car was in the driveway of her home in New York when a thief reportedly stole the items. The NY Daily News reported that the thief “stepped out of a car, possibly an Uber, on a street in Bath Beach and stole the laptop from the agent’s vehicle. Video footage shows the suspect leaving the scene with a backpack. “The agent also told investigators that while nothing about the White House or foreign leaders is stored on the laptop, the information on there could compromise national security,” the NY Daily News reported. The suspect also took “sensitive” documents and the agent’s access keycard. CBS News reported that sources told them that the laptop also contained some important documents pertaining to Pope Francis. “The Secret Service is very heavily involved and, citing national security, there’s very little we have on our side,” a police source told the NY Daily News. “It’s a very big deal.” “There’s data on there that’s highly sensitive,” they added. “They’re scrambling like mad.” ABC News reported that the computer “is encrypted and authorities are able to wipe the hard drive remotely if needed.” 

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Massive Chaos And Carnage Averted, This Time, What Happens The Next? War Drums Beating As Turkish Foreign Minister Warns: 'Holy Wars Will Soon Begin In Europe'

March 16, 2017 By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die

In this brand new story from Daniel Lang over at SHTFPlan we're shown several 'mind-boggling' photos of 10,000 illegal firearms which were recently seized by Spanish police after a massive weapons operation was busted in Spain. With guns including anti-aircraft guns, machine guns and mortar rounds, this new RT story reports the illegal arsenal was likely meant for sale to criminals and terrorists according to Europol. With the massive 'trojan horse invasion' of Europe by terrorists posing as refugees still ongoing with refugees still pouring in to European nations despite less than 10% of 'planned refugee relocations' having been carried out, more and more signs are emerging that we could soon be witnessing outright war all across Europe after Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated "Holy wars will soon begin in Europe". We hear about this 'threat' in the 1st video below. Warning that 'wars of religion' in Europe will soon begin and that Europe is collapsing, we see that the globalist-backed Islamic attempt to overthrow Europe is being kicked into overdrive. We take a look below at what that might mean for us here in America with Obama-backed judges working dilligently to trample upon President Donald Trump's attempts to keep America and Americans safe from the same fate Europe is now suffering through. As the SHTFPlan story clearly points out, it's very difficult for most people in Europe to acquire guns legally as much of Europe is a 'gun-free zone'. Just imagine the kind of chaos and carnage that could be caused by terrorists who were able to get possession of an arsenal that looks like this. This LOOKS like preparation for war! While chaos and carnage was averted, this time, how many more such operations are being run across Europe or America, meant to supply 'trojan horse terrorists' with weapons capable of taking down airplanes or taking out big chunks of small cities? Having a value of more than 10 million euro on the black market, one Spanish govt spokeperson stated: 'This modus operandi used to purchase weapons is the same as the one used for the attacks carried out in Paris on January 7th, 2015, against employees of the satirical weekly "Charlie Hebdo", in which 12 people were killed and another 11 injured, all with recommissioned weapons acquired at the time from a Slovak gunsmith.' As we are told in the 2nd video below, this massive weapons haul would have easily have been enough to either start a small war or carry out a coup. What did they have in mind for it? While we're grateful that authorities were able to bust up that ring, seeing the amount of weapons terrorists might have been able to get their hands on is quite disturbing. Certainly nothing good could ever come of these falling into the wrong hands. Also giving us another reason to back President Trump's immigration plans that keep getting shot down by Obama-appointed judges, (the latest one who has seemingly ruled a Muslim Imam has special Constitutional Rights to bring anyone he wants from terror countries in America), we're a bit concerned that President Trump's new national security advisor appears to share Barack Obama's view on Islam and terror as Raymond Ibrahim reports in this new story. As we reported back on March 5th, something very sinister is going on with Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, George Soros, the 'deep state' and the remainder of the election losers and their continuing attempts to sabotage and bring down President Trump, thus bringing down America as well. As we reminded you then, according to one expert, "Barack Obama switched sides in the war on terror" and we saw that in the US government's support of terrorists in Syria. After taking the Muslim Brotherhood off the terror watchlist, Obama invited them into the White House and if Obama really is 'an agent of Islamic terror' as many have warned, it's easy to see why the war against President Trump and America continues even though Obama is no longer in the White House. And what ever happened to all of the weapons that the govt purchased during the Obama administration for agencies such as the US Postal Service, the FDA, and practically every other government agency large and small? As we recently learned from WND, the DHS is now rationing ammunition to agents in the field. Where in the world have all the bullets gone? Are they being held in some warehouse somewhere in preparation to be used against the American people? Simply knowing that Barack Obama and the globalists are doing everything in their power to sabotage the agenda of President Trump tells us much that we need to know. America could be heading towards very dark days if Obama truly is himself a 'sleeper agent of Islam' and he's allowed to continue the Islamic jihad agenda for America. As we hear in the final video below from a former Muslim, Islam is a political system and according to her, there is no way that you can separate 'radical Islam' from 'spiritual Islam', "they are the same thing" she tells us. In fact, according to this former Muslim, she was also brought up to wage jihad against Christianity and the West. How can Americans possibly coexist peacefully with those who want to destroy us because of our religious beliefs? Between France's 'fatal attraction to Islam' to the Swedish 'welfare state' funding Islamic terrorism to much of Europe being completely overrun by those seeking to impose their will upon the people, not assimilate into the culture, we understand why its ever more important for President Trump's plans to be implemented here, before we're seeing widespread threats of 'holy wars' being carried out in US streets. 

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America’s Final Solution-Only Trump Stands In the Way

By Dave Hodges

The criminal elite are panicked over what the Trump movement has brought to the forefront. Millions of previous unaware Americans are learning how evil is the system of governance that they have been living under truly is and they are angry beyond belief. This has forced the hand of the criminal elite and they are accelerating their timetable of total subjugation. A New Age of Genocide Is Being Unveiled Move over, Mao, Stalin, Hitler and Pol Pot, there is a new extermination king in town. It is called Agenda 2030. In the Agenda 2030 conference previously held in Paris is being guided by 17 goals which contains targets that will forever alter humanity and change the planet forever. Of particular concern is goal #12, as it is the conduit from which the globalist depopulation agenda will be ushered in. Agenda 2030 Goal #12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Following the planned economic collapse, Agenda 2030 will enforce the most brutal austerity programs ever conceived of, or ever enforced. Just as it was in the Hunger Games movie, all food, water and medicine will be rationed. Inhabitants will be forced to take the Mark of the Best, the dreaded but largely unknown RFID chip. We are already witnessing the birth of a cashless society. Soon, cash will be banned. Automation will bring promises of unlimited food production. The public will be sold on the widespread use of robots to achieve this goal. It will be a ruse. The goal is to replace human workers with robots. The globalists will horde the food in order to help wipe out the ‘useless eaters’ through starvation. Then the population will be forced into a devastating World War III. Subsequently, Ted Turner and the other globalists will be able to achieve their goals of reducing the world’s population to a low of 500,000,000. Predictive Programming of Man’s Demise From the early 1960’s, the TV show, The Twilight Zone predicted the obsolescence of mankind through automation. It is chilling that a TV show from over 5o years ago predicted the time and events that we are now living in. Humans Are the Excess Inventory of the World What do business owners do with their excess inventory? They at first try to get rid of the product by selling at a reduced price and when that fails, they simply destroy the inventory. The latter is the fate that awaits the American people and ultimately the human race. Soon, humanity will no longer be needed because humanity has become the newest form of excess inventory. Over 90% of us will soon be obsolete. Soft Kill Methods Fluoride, aluminum from chemtrails and specific vaccines, artificial sweeteners, dangerous drugs (VIOXX) have constituted some of the passive means of depopulation. Humanity’s very existence is under assault. Why? Because the majority of humans are no longer needed as a species. One of the popular sayings in our society in regard to how many things causes cancer is to dismiss the danger as “everything causes cancer”. And of course, anybody that writes about our toxic environment, dangerous GMO food supply and tainted drinking water is a conspiracy theorist unless they work for the EPA and are preparing to steal your land. As devastating as the soft kill methods that we have been forced to endure are, these methods pale in comparison as to what lies ahead. Take the Globalists At Their Word The words of Henry Kissinger tells humanity what lies ahead. It’s no longer the Third World. Kissinger’s attitude towards all of humanity can be summed as, “We don’t need you anymore”. On this point, Kissinger has a lot of company as depopulation has been the order of the day for quite some time among the globalists. “A total world population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal”. Ted Turner, in an interview with Audubon magazine “The present vast overpopulation, now far beyond the world carrying capacity, cannot be answered by future reductions in the birth rate due to contraception, sterilization and abortion, but must be met in the present by the reduction of numbers presently existing. This must be done by whatever means necessary”. Initiative for the United Nations ECO-92 EARTH CHARTER “No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless he will take a LUCIFERIAN Initiation.” – David Spangler Director of Planetary Initiative for the United Nations The above used to be just words, now they form the philosophy of the Fabian Socialists that are running the planet. Through Agenda 2030 and Goal #12, their words are fast becoming reality. Why Humans Are No Longer Needed The bulk of humanity has become expendable. We were good to the elite when they could exploit our labor and enjoy the fruits of humanity’s talents. One-third of jobs now performed by humans will be replaced by software, robots, and smart machines by 2025, according to a prediction by information technology research and advisory firm, Gartner. Some estimate that by 2050, 75% of all jobs will be eliminated by automation. This prediction reflects the evolution of robot capability, said Ryan Calo, a professor at University of Washington School of Law with an expertise in robotics. Robotic abilities are quickly surpassing human ability. Robots do not require food, health benefits nor do they require a minimum wage. The use of robotics in replacing humans will only continue to expand, according to Ray Kurzweil, the director of engineering at Google. Kurzweil anticipates that by 2029 robots will have reached human levels of intelligence and functionality. Many experts predict that these robots will put people out of work and this is exactly what we are finding. Automation has lessened the need for human capital. In short, we have become excess inventory and must be disposed of. For many who cover the misdeeds of the criminal elite, we know at the root of this struggle is the need for the elite to eliminate 90% of all humanity before humanity realizes the true nature of the coming agenda and rises up to oppose this tyranny. In order to accomplish this, the elite need to move from passive soft kill to hard kill methods and they need to do so very quickly. In order to accomplish this agenda, complete political control must be realized. The former beacon of freedom to the world, the United States must be obliterated along with any notion of individual liberties. The Final Solution There will become a bifurcation point where soft kill methods, and diluting the native population through massive immigration will not be enough to ensure total dictatorial control over the planet by the globalists because its methods of replacement are not expeditious enough. That is when soft kill will need to become the Final Solution of hard kill. In history, the pattern is always the same: Step One Perpetrate an economic collapse that will put millions of desperate people on the street. The Ameruica Spring, courtesy of George Soros is coming. Step Two Combine the economic collapse with the creation of a false flag series of events which necessitates the need for martial law and extreme measures of subjugation. It would appear that a mass casualty event is in the works. Step Three  Step Five Systematically exterminate the undeCordon people off for their own protection Step Four Exploit whatever free labor can be extracted from this doomed group while they are being protected sirable group as a move to promote national unity against a contrived common enemy (e.g. Christians) Step Six World War III will evolve out of the turmoil as was the case with World War II-Serfdom will re-emerge Step Seven This is when global depopulation will begin in earnest. When the smoke clears and the bulk of humanity has been buried, the New World Order will truly be born. These seven steps are all supported by past history. What makes Americans think that we are immune to established historical precedent? Sometimes it is good to be reminded of who we are fighting and what their Agenda (2030) consists of. MAYBE WE SHOULD ALL DO SOMETHING TO HELP DONALD TRUMP BECAUSE THE ALTERNATIVE IS…… 

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As the Day Approaches

By Hal Lindsey

Just over two years ago, the Barna Group polled Americans about the end times. They found that 41 percent agree with the sentence, “The world is currently living in the ‘end times’ as described by prophecies in the Bible.” This is more than a vague awareness that things are off-track; more than an ill-defined sense of looming apocalypse. This is a specific belief that the events of our time match the Bible’s description of the end time. 2 Peter 3:10-13 says, “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, on account of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.” (NASB) Peter asked, “What sort of people ought you to be?” The King James Version translates it, “What manner of persons ought ye to be?” (KJV) Through Peter, the Holy Spirit tells the reader that the things of this world we get hung up on — money, houses, cars and other luxuries — will not last. He’s telling us to take the long view of history. Look at the big picture. See your life in context — not just the context of tomorrow or next week, but of eternity. Peter asked, “Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be?” Those words were hardly on the page when he began giving the answer. “In holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God.” (2 Peter 3:11-12 NASB) Forty-one percent believe we are in the end times as described in the Bible. So why don’t they live “in holy conduct and godliness?” Forty-one percent is not a majority, but it is such a large minority that mainstream advertisers would never want to offend it. The celebration of evil that permeates American entertainment would not hold — at least not in the mainstream. But even Christians can lose the ability to blush. The world is falling into a pit of violent debauchery, and a large percentage of people who believe Jesus is coming soon, are following the world down. We desperately need another Great Awakening in the United States. That doesn’t just mean sinners being saved. An awakening includes reformation and revival. Christians, including the clergy, need to renew their love for God and His word — to love Him more than money, prestige, or comfort. Hebrews gives us a great picture of how to live our lives, and then says that it is especially true for those who live in the end times. “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:23-25 NKJV) Two years ago, 41% of Americans said they could “see the Day approaching.” So why aren’t the 41% holding fast the confession of their hope without wavering? Why aren’t we stirring up love and good works in one another? Why do so many forsake the assembling together of those with like faith? I’ve spent much of my life pointing out just how near we are to “the Day.” It’s heartening that so many Americans now agree with that basic message. I pray that this glorious belief will begin to manifest itself in our attitudes and actions. When that happens, we will see miracles! 

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etc. Keep your eyes; keep your eyes upon what is going on in the Mid-East, that is your tree, that is your tree, I have told you to watch Israel, that is your tree. etc.

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Analysis: Will the Israel, Syria missile flare-up set a new precedent?

By Yossi Melman March 17, 2017 16:14

The incident showed the explosiveness that is threatening Israeli-Syrian relations, with the presence of Iran and Hezbollah, who are attempting to reach Israel's borders. In the most serious border incident since the start of the Syrian civil war six years ago, Arrow defense system intercepted a Syrian Missile fired at an IAF fighter jet, just after midnight on Thursday night. The incident showed the explosiveness that is threatening Israeli-Syrian relations, with the presence of Iran and Hezbollah, who are attempting to reach Israel's borders. Sponsored by the Syrian military regime under President Bashar Assad, the forces are looking to open a new front in addition to the Lebanese border. Thursday night’s incident was similar to about 15 events that had been reported by foreign media over the past six years. One can estimate that Israel's intelligence gathered accurate information which enabled the IAF to target what is considered "Strategic weapons," or in other words, accurate, long-range missiles. After completing the mission, while on their way back to Israel, Syria’s anti-aircraft missile defense system was activated. However, the fired missile missed the IAF planes. Syria’s response to the IAF’s fire forced the IAF to use it’s own Arrow battery, to shoot down at least one Syrian missile. It would be the first time that the Arrow defense system, which was built to intercept ground-to-ground and ballistic missiles, was successfully used to shoot down an anti-aircraft missile. Israel presumably did not intend to report the attack, wanting to continue with its ambiguous policy of neither confirming nor denying its actions in Syria. Such attacks are usually reported by foreign media and official statements from the Syrian army. This time, however, the IDF spokesperson confirmed the attacks in the early morning hours, a result of the fact that alert systems were activated in the Jordan Valley and Jerusalem area. Residents claimed to have heard and seen the launch. An IDF source told The Jerusalem Post that Israel has no plans to escalate or intensify tension with the Syrian army; however, Israel will continue to operate according it’s red lines, working to stop transfer of weapons, mainly accurate long-range missiles being transferred from Iran, through Syria, to Hezbollah. Syria, Iran and Hezbollah also have no interest in an escalation, especially with Syria's civil war raging on with no end in sight. This issue was a focal point in talks last week with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Netanyahu sought to intensify Putin's understanding of Israel's interests in Syria as well as its red lines. Netanyahu stressed that Israel will not allow any attempts by Iran or Hezbollah to send their forces to Israel's border with Syria in the Golan Heights. However, it seems that even though Putin may understand Israel's interests, Russia's influence on Assad and his army is not absolute. 

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No offense to the ‘Arrow,’ but greater threats loom from the north

While Friday’s use of surface-to-air missiles by Assad against Israeli jets is worrying, Iranian-built rocket factories in Syria and Lebanon are worse

By Avi Issacharoff and Times of Israel staff March 17, 2017, 2:57 pm

Set aside for one moment the celebrations here regarding the successful interception by the Arrow missile defense system of a Syrian missile early Friday. Israel has no shortage of reasons to be concerned by “the message” involved in Syria’s firing of surface-to-air missiles at Israeli fighter jets overnight. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the increasingly worrying situation taking shape in the north. It would seem that Assad wants to put Israel on notice that he no longer intends to sit idly by while weapons convoys headed from Syria to the Hezbollah terror group in Lebanon are destroyed by the IDF. According to Arab-language media reports, the target of the Israeli airstrike — which is said to have occurred near the Lebanese town of Baalbek — was a convoy of trucks carrying “strategic weapons,” a term which Israel has previously used to define advanced missiles and chemical weapons. In the past, Assad has rarely responded to reported Israeli air and missile strikes on targets deep within Syria. His apparent growing confidence would appear to come from his recent successes in defeating rebel groups and the Islamic State in the brutal Syrian civil war, thanks largely to massive Russian support. It is unlikely that there was any Russian involvement in firing the missiles at the Israeli jets. Israel works very hard to coordinate with Moscow to ensure no accidental clashes with the superpower in Syria’s crowded skies. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a frequent visitor to Moscow, most recently last week where he went to press Russian President Vladimir Putin to try and prevent Israel’s arch-foe Iran from filling the vacuum in Syria left by the nearly vanquished Islamic state. These concerns show that the use of surface-to-air missiles against Israeli fighter planes is only a minor headache for Israel. A much greater problem for the Jewish state lies with a report published earlier this week in the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida that Iran has established rocket factories in Syria and Lebanon capable of producing long-range missiles. According to the al-Jarida report, the missile production facilities are built deep underground and are operated by advisers from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, as well as Lebanese experts trained at the Imam Hossein University in Tehran, a key training institution for IRGC personnel. The goal of these factories is said to be to produce highly accurate missiles and rockets capable of striking strategic targets in Israel, and if reports leaking out in the Arab-language media are true, then it is safe to say these factories will not be easily destroyed in Israeli airstrikes. The Iranian missile factories in Syria and Lebanon also correspond with Iran’s desire to establish a naval port in Syria to be leased for 50 years, which would help Iran guarantee its interests in the war-torn nation. All of this points to a trend that we will likely see much more of in 2017: as the Islamic State terror group gets weaker, the influence of the Islamic Republic of Iran expands and gets stronger.

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etc. But it is not an exciting time for the lukewarm or the ungodly, it shall be a terrible time, a time of a dictator, a dictator government that dictates, that takes away your rights, that takes away your freedoms, that takes away the things that you have, the things that you never expected that they would control, they shall control. Oh, what an hour is just ahead. etc..

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Homeschoolers under attack by officials conducting unannounced visits

Sunday, March 12, 2017 by: Thomas Dishaw

(Natural News) School officials in Paris, KY are attempting to overstep their boundaries by conducting unannounced visits to homeschooling families. According to the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), these visits are a clear violation of a state-wide agreement that was implemented to protect a family’s constitutional right to privacy. The school officials claim they are only there to help the parents, but part of their plan to help involves demanding information from parents about attendance records and curriculum. They have even asked to meet the children to question them in some instances. One home school parent, Jenny Griffith, who received one of these visits said “I got the impression that district staff could become more difficult if I didn’t cooperate in answering their questions or bring out my child to meet them. I tried to handle the situation as civilly as possible, without adding any threat to them.” The officials also told her that the district intends on visiting every homeschooling family three times a year. After being alerted of these visits, the HSLDA quickly got involved and warned parents of this threat to their fourth amendment rights. On the HSLDA website, they spell out for their members what their rights are and how they should handle the situation. According to Kentucky laws, a homeschool program operates as a private school. While private schools are required to keep attendance and scholarship records (i.e. report cards) in the same manner as the local public school, homeschooling parents do not need to open their homes and present these documents simply because a school official comes knocking TJ Schmidt, a contact attorney for Kentucky through the HSLDA, also said that unless school officials receive some report or have some evidence that the parents are not educating their children, no further inquiry should be made. This agreement, known as the Best Practices Document, has been in place for more than 20 years. Schmidt also assured families that he and Cindy West, a local CHEK representative and veteran homeschooling mom in Bourbon County, have contacted the Paris Independent School District and are objecting to the visits on behalf of the parents. They expect the visits to cease but promise to monitor the situation. (RELATED: Get all the news Google is trying to hide at This is not the first time that the HSLDA has had to step in when dealing with a Kentucky school district. In 2015 homeschooling families in Gallatin County, KY received a packet from Roxann Booth, the director of pupil personnel, letting them know county officials would visit the home of every homeschool program through the coming school year. The packet also contained forms that requested detailed information not required by state law. When the HSLDA was alerted about this violation Schmidt wrote a letter to Ms. Booth on behalf of the families informing her that the information requested went well beyond what is required under Kentucky law. And because home visits would violate each homeschooling individual’s privacy rights the HSLDA would legally challenge any attempt to carry out these visits. Within two weeks, every homeschooling family received a follow-up letter from Ms. Booth apologizing for the demands for additional information and the challenge to the legitimacy of their homeschool programs. Public schools do not want any challenge to their plans to turn all of our children into politically correct social justice warriors with no ability to think for themselves. As we see from these examples, they know very well where the lines are but are more than willing to cross them until someone is brave enough to stand up and tell them that they refuse to conform. 

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Chicago's violent gangs looting freight cars filled with guns

By Matt Finn Published March 09, 2017

The guns – boxes and boxes of them – are part of shipments that are destined for gun companies or gun shops across the country. But as gangsters have caught on to the practice, they are ransacking these trains and stealing weapons that eventually make their way to the city’s blood-soaked streets. "Any time you have individuals who can go in and steal guns from a train, that makes the environment very toxic," said Pastor Cory Brooks, who leads a church around the corner from the freight yard. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said that since 2013, more than 150 firearms have been reported stolen from freight trains. An Associated Press investigation revealed that some were traced to violent crimes and only 16 were recovered. CHICAGO RECORDS 762 HOMICIDES IN 2016, UP 57 PERCENT FROM PREVIOUS YEAR In a city already reeling from one of the most violent crime waves in years, where tens of thousands of firearms are recovered from the streets every year, 150 stolen guns might not seem like a big deal. But one single gun can be linked to at least 14 fatal shootings, according to the ATF. "How in the world are these kids getting these guns? I see them on Facebook. Everybody got guns. They can't go purchase a gun, so where are they getting them from?" said city alderwoman Emma Mitts of the 37th Ward. In one instance, thieves stole more than 100 new Ruger handguns described as "pretty" in comparison to the shoddy, makeshift guns criminals in Chicago’s rough streets often use. Brooks and Mitts both partially blame Norfolk Southern, the rail yard, saying it could easily beef up security to protect the sitting freight on its tracks. They said the company needs to do something before the weapons get in the hands of more dangerous criminals. "We need to be concerned about terrorists who could get into these areas unprotected here and steal things and explosives and really hurt our communities," Brooks said. Norfolk Southern told Fox News that it's fully liable for any stolen property. The company said it takes the issue seriously, working with all law levels of law enforcement and recently increasing security around its tracks. POLITICS OF POLICING MAKING CHICAGO CRIME WAVE WORSE? "While we can’t discuss the specifics of the ongoing investigations, we are taking significant steps to evaluate and adapt our security protocols, prevent criminal trespass and address community concerns," Norfolk Southern spokeswoman Susan Terpay wrote in an email. While working on this story, Fox News noticed a very responsive presence of security near the train yard. "Norfolk Southern’s Chicago-based police department, the largest freight railroad law enforcement force in the city, is increasing patrols of rail yards using uniformed officers in marked cars and K-9 units,” Terpay wrote. “In addition, the department is conducting undercover surveillance investigations." The company is hoping that beefed-up security at the rail yard would appease neighbors trying to keep guns out criminal hands in one of America's deadliest communities. "It only compounds that damage being done to our city,” Brooks said, “and it only hurts the individuals who are trying to live here and have a safe environment." 

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White Genocide In South Africa: A Plea For American Christians To Pray

On March 10, 2017 By Geri Ungurean

Recently, a reader of wrote to Todd Strandberg and copied me about the atrocities happening in his country of South Africa. The writer of the email gave me permission to publish it in this piece: “On the 22nd of April the Christians of all race groups are coming together to pray for our country. God has given Angus Buchan a number of one million people who will be going. For South Africa this is a great number considering that we are 40 million people in the country. Already most places of accommodation have been sold out in the Bloemfontein area. The prayer meeting will be held on a farm outside of Bloemfontein. Our country is in a terrible state with corruption, raping, hi-jacking and the most heinous murdering and torture ever imagined (especially on farms). With the greatest of respect to all Americans due your sufferings and problems, you guy’s have no idea of the utter violence and disrespect of life that goes on in South Africa. The government has no control, and the quietness from them sends a positive message to all evil doers. The “normal” murder rate, as I understand it, is 7 people murdered for every one hundred thousand citizens. In South Africa, it is 130 for every one hundred thousand citizens. Farmers are murdered and tortured in ways you cannot imagine. There are open statements being made that all white people in this country are going to be murdered. Todd, I take a lot of encouragement from the fact that God heard the cries of His people in the USA, and changed things around for you. I ask you now, please could you stand with us in South Africa by asking our USA brothers and sisters in Christ to pray with us and stand in the gap on 22 April that God would change South Africa for His glory.” From South Africa Facing White Genocide, Total Communist Takeover While most of the world refuses to acknowledge what is happening in largely communist-controlled South Africa, the non-profit group Genocide Watch declared last month that preparations for genocidal atrocities against white South African farmers were underway and that the early phases of genocide had possibly already begun. In the long run, Genocide Watch chief Dr. Gregory Stanton explained, powerful communist forces also hope to abolish private-property ownership and crush all potential resistance. According to experts and official figures, at least 3,000 white farmers in South Africa, known as Boers, have been brutally massacred over the last decade. Many more, including children and even infants, have also been raped or tortured so savagely that mere words could not possibly convey the horror. And the problem is growing worse, international human rights monitors and South African exiles say. The South African government, dominated by the communist-backed African National Congress (ANC), has responded to the surging wave of racist murders by denying the phenomenon, implausibly claiming that many of the attacks are simply regular crimes. Despite fierce criticism, authorities also stopped tracking statistics that would provide a more accurate picture of what is truly going on in the so-called “Rainbow Nation.” In many cases, the murders are simply classified as “burglaries” and ignored, so the true murder figures are certainly much higher than officials admit. The police, meanwhile, are often involved in the murders or at least the cover-ups, multiple sources report. A white South African exile living in the United States told The New American that when victims are able to defend themselves or apprehend the would-be perpetrators, many of the perpetrators are found to be affiliated with the ruling ANC or its youth wing. Experts are not buying the government’s cover-up. “The farm murders, we have become convinced, are not accidental,” said Dr. Stanton of Genocide Watch during a fact-finding mission to South Africa last month. It was very clear that the massacres were not common crimes, he added — especially because of the absolute barbarity used against the victims. “We don’t know exactly who is planning them yet, but what we are calling for is an international investigation that will try and determine who is planning these murders.” Indeed, most honest analysts concede that the thousands of brutal killings and tens of thousands of attacks are part of a broader pattern. And according to Dr. Stanton, who was also involved in the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa and has decades of experience examining genocide and communist terror, the trend points toward a troubled future for the nation. “Things of this sort are what I have seen before in other genocides,” he said of the murdered white farmers, pointing to several examples including a victim’s body that was left with an open Bible on top and other murder victims who were tortured, disemboweled, raped, or worse. “This is what has happened in Burundi, it’s what happened in Rwanda. It has happened in many other places in the world.” Speaking in Pretoria at an event organized by the anti-communist Transvaal Agricultural Union, Dr. Stanton also slammed the effort to dehumanize whites in South Africa by portraying them as “settlers.” The label is meant to paint Afrikaner white farmers — descendants of Northern Europeans who arrived centuries ago — as people who do not belong there. It is the same process that happened prior to the infamous genocide against Christian Armenians in Turkey, Stanton explained. The dehumanization phenomenon also occurred against the Jewish people in Germany under the National Socialist (Nazi) regime of mass-murderer Adolf Hitler, well before the Nazi tyrant began implementing his monstrous “final solution.” Unfortunately, South Africa might be next in line, experts believe. “Whenever you have that kind of dehumanization … you have the beginning of that downward spiral into genocide,” Stanton noted, adding that the situation in South Africa had already moved beyond that stage. The next phase before extermination, which began years ago in South Africa, is organizing to actually carry it out. “We are worried that there are organized groups that are in fact doing that planning,” Stanton continued during his speech. “It became clear to us that the [ANC] Youth League was this kind of organization — it was planning this kind of genocidal massacre and also the forced displacement of whites from South Africa.” Genocide Watch raised its alert level for South Africa from stage five to stage six — the eighth and final stage is denial after the fact — when then-ANC Youth League boss Julius Malema began openly singing a racist song aimed at inciting murder against white South African farmers: “Shoot the Boer” and “Kill the Boer.” Described by the anti-genocide group as a “racist Marxist-Leninist,” Malema has also been quoted as saying that “all whites are criminals” and threatening to steal white farmers’ land by force. After the calls to genocide made international headlines, the South African Supreme Court ruled that the song advocating murder of whites was unlawful hate speech. Incredibly, the President of South Africa, ANC’s Jacob Zuma, then began singing it early this year too. Since then, the number of murdered white South African farmers has been growing each month, according to reports. Other senior government officials, meanwhile, have openly called for “war.” “This is the kind of talk that of course is not only pre-genocidal, it also comes before crimes against humanity,” Dr. Stanton said, urging everyone to remember that they are all members of the human race. “Those who would be deniers, and who would try to ignore the warning signs in this country, I think are ignoring the facts.” There is also increasing “polarization,” where the target population — white farmers in this case — and even moderates are portrayed as an “enemy,” Stanton explained about the march to genocide. And that phenomenon is ever-more apparent in South Africa, leading Genocide Watch to classify South Africa as being close to the final stages of genocide in July of this year. The issue of land distribution, which has become one of the key drivers of the downward spiral, is also among the greatest concerns. The white minority in South Africa still owns much of the land despite ANC promises to redistribute it to blacks. But the re-distribution that has occurred — like in neighboring Zimbabwe — has largely resulted in failure. Despite the atrocious track record so far, extremists including elements of the ANC-dominated government are now hoping to expropriate land from white farmers more quickly, with some factions even arguing that it should be done with no compensation at all. And the communist agenda, like virtually everywhere else where forcible land redistribution has been adopted, has even broader goals. “Whatever system of land tenure is adopted in South Africa, the communists — in the long run — have in mind to take away all private property. That should never be forgotten,” Stanton warned, noting that he had lived in communist-run countries before. “Every place you go where communists have taken over, they take away private ownership because private ownership gives people the power — the economic power — to oppose their government. Once you have taken that away, there is no basis on which you can have the economic power to oppose the government.” Meanwhile, the South African government is stepping up efforts to disarm the struggling white farmers, too — stripping them of their final line of defense. As has consistently been the case throughout history, of course, disarmament is always a necessary precursor to totalitarianism and the eventual mass slaughter of target groups. In fact, arms in the hands of citizens are often the final barrier to complete enslavement and even extermination. “The government has disbanded the commando units of white farmers that once protected their farms, and has passed laws to confiscate the farmers’ weapons,” Genocide Watch noted on its website in an update about South Africa posted last month. “Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocidal killings.” The exile who spoke with TNA said that many of the guns confiscated from whites by officials have later been found at the gruesome murder scenes of white farmers. Even mere possession of an “unregistered” or “unlicensed” weapon — licenses have become extraordinarily difficult to obtain, if not impossible — can result in jail time. And in South Africa, especially for white farmers, that is a virtual death sentence, with widespread rape and HIV infections being the norm. Dr. Stanton promised the Afrikaners that he would be visiting the U.S. Embassy and bringing the issue to the attention of world leaders. However, he also urged them not to give up their guns and to continue resisting against the communist “ideology” espoused by so many of the political and party leaders that now dominate the nation’s coercive government apparatus. The United Nations defines genocide as “the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group.” The term also includes actions other than simply wholesale slaughter, though. According to the UN, among the crimes that can constitute genocide are causing serious harm to members of a specific minority group, deliberately inflicting conditions on the minority aimed at bringing about its destruction in whole or in part, seeking to prevent births among the targeted population, and forcibly transferring minority children to others. Activists and exiles argue that many of those conditions have already been met — and any single one can technically constitute genocide if it is part of a systematic attempt to destroy a particular group. Meanwhile, experts say that the government is encouraging the problem, actively discriminating against whites, and in many cases even facilitating the on-going atrocities. Of course, this would not be the first time a similar tragedy has happened in Southern Africa. When Marxist dictator Robert Mugabe seized power in Zimbabwe (formerly known as Rhodesia, once one of the richest countries on the continent), he began a ruthless war against the white population and his political opponents. The country promptly spiraled into chaos and mass starvation under the Mugabe regime when the tyrant “redistributed” the farms and wealth to his cronies, who of course knew nothing about farming. The regime murdered tens of thousands of victims, and estimates suggest that millions have died as a direct result of Mugabe’s Marxist policies. Whites who refused to leave their property during the “redistribution” were often tortured and killed by the regime or its death squads. With Mugabe still in charge, the tragic plight of Zimbabwe continues to worsen today. But the mass-murdering despot is still held in high regard by many senior officials in the ANC. Not all South Africans — especially city dwellers — are convinced that there is an on-going genocide in their country, or even that one may be coming. Indeed, the vast majority of blacks and whites would simply like to live in peace with each other, and there are plenty of other problems facing South Africa at the same time. However, virtually everyone agrees that without solutions, the precarious situation in the “Rainbow Nation” will continue to deteriorate, going from bad to worse. Many activists seeking to draw attention to the issue are calling on European governments and the United States to immediately begin accepting especially vulnerable white refugees from South Africa as a high priority. There are less than five million whites in the country, about 10 percent of the population, down from almost a quarter decades ago. Analysts say that giving them asylum, however, may prove tough politically — partly because it could expose the precious establishment myths of Nelson Mandela and his ANC as being “heroic” so-called “freedom fighters.” Unsurprisingly, the establishment press has barely reported a word about the looming potential calamity. And by the time the world media finally catch on, many analysts worry that it might be too late. – source Brethren, will you join with our brothers and sisters from all over the world to pray for South Africa? The date for the gathering of Christians to meet on a farm in South Africa is April 22, 2017. Right now there are over one million people scheduled to attend. We may not be able to be there physically, but that won’t keep our prayers from reaching the ears of God. Would you please share this article with as many of the brethren as you can? Our Father heard the prayers of Christians in America, and He turned the direction we were heading around. He can do anything because he is God! Please mark your calendars to fast and pray on April 22 for the people of South Africa. MARANATHA 

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Assange says leaks show CIA's 'devastating incompetence'

[AFP] Dario THUBURN AFPMarch 9, 2017

Assange says leaks show CIA's 'devastating incompetence'

[AFP] Dario THUBURN AFPMarch 9, 2017

Speaking via streaming video from Ecuador&#39;s embassy in London, where he has been living as a fugitive from justice since 2012, Julian Assange, seen in 2016, waved off criticism of WikiLeaks while blasting the CIA for its poor controls Speaking via streaming video from Ecuador's embassy in London, where he has been living as a fugitive from justice since 2012, Julian Assange, seen in 2016, waved off criticism of WikiLeaks while blasting the CIA for its poor controls (AFP Photo/BEN STANSALL )

London (AFP) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday accused the CIA of "devastating incompetence" for failing to protect its hacking secrets and said he would work with tech companies to develop fixes for them. "This is a historic act of devastating incompetence, to have created such an arsenal and then stored it all in one place," Assange said. "It is impossible to keep effective control of cyber weapons... If you build them, eventually you will lose them," Assange said. Assange was speaking in a press conference streamed live from Ecuador's embassy in London, where he has been living as a fugitive from justice since 2012. He said his anti-secrecy website had "a lot more information" about the Central Intelligence Agency's hacking operation but would hold off on publishing it until WikiLeaks had spoken to tech manufacturers. "We have decided to work with them to give them some exclusive access to the additional technical details we have so fixes can be developed and then pushed out. "Once this material is effectively disarmed by us we will publish additional details about what has been occurring," he added. - CIA questions Assange 'integrity' - On Tuesday, WikiLeaks published nearly 9,000 documents it said were part of a huge trove leaked from the CIA, describing it as the largest ever publication of secret intelligence materials. "This extraordinary collection, which amounts to more than several hundred million lines of code, gives its possessor the entire hacking capacity of the CIA," it said. In Washington, the CIA, hit hard by the apparent leak of much of its cyber-spying arsenal, defended itself while criticizing the WikiLeaks founder. Assange says leaks show CIA's 'devastating incompetence' [AFP] Dario THUBURN AFPMarch 9, 2017

Speaking via streaming video from Ecuador&#39;s embassy in London, where he has been living as a fugitive from justice since 2012, Julian Assange, seen in 2016, waved off criticism of WikiLeaks while blasting the CIA for its poor controls Speaking via streaming video from Ecuador's embassy in London, where he has been living as a fugitive from justice since 2012, Julian Assange, seen in 2016, waved off criticism of WikiLeaks while blasting the CIA for its poor controls (AFP Photo/BEN STANSALL )

London (AFP) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday accused the CIA of "devastating incompetence" for failing to protect its hacking secrets and said he would work with tech companies to develop fixes for them. "This is a historic act of devastating incompetence, to have created such an arsenal and then stored it all in one place," Assange said. "It is impossible to keep effective control of cyber weapons... If you build them, eventually you will lose them," Assange said. Assange was speaking in a press conference streamed live from Ecuador's embassy in London, where he has been living as a fugitive from justice since 2012. He said his anti-secrecy website had "a lot more information" about the Central Intelligence Agency's hacking operation but would hold off on publishing it until WikiLeaks had spoken to tech manufacturers. "We have decided to work with them to give them some exclusive access to the additional technical details we have so fixes can be developed and then pushed out. "Once this material is effectively disarmed by us we will publish additional details about what has been occurring," he added. - CIA questions Assange 'integrity' - On Tuesday, WikiLeaks published nearly 9,000 documents it said were part of a huge trove leaked from the CIA, describing it as the largest ever publication of secret intelligence materials. "This extraordinary collection, which amounts to more than several hundred million lines of code, gives its possessor the entire hacking capacity of the CIA," it said. In Washington, the CIA, hit hard by the apparent leak of much of its cyber-spying arsenal, defended itself while criticizing the WikiLeaks founder. For more news videos visit Yahoo View, available now on iOS and Android. "As we've said previously, Julian Assange is not exactly a bastion of truth and integrity," said spokeswoman Heather Fritz Horniak. "Despite the efforts of Assange and his ilk, CIA continues to aggressively collect foreign intelligence overseas to protect America from terrorists, hostile nation states and other adversaries." - Assange: CIA was 'careless' - The documents showed that CIA hackers can turn a TV into a listening device, bypass popular encryption apps, and possibly control one's car. Most experts believe the materials to be genuine, and US media said Wednesday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is opening a criminal probe into the leak. The investigation could focus on whether the CIA was sloppy in its controls, or, as The Washington Post reported, it could be "a major mole hunt" for a malicious leaker or turncoat inside the agency. WikiLeaks itself said the documents, hacking tools and code came from an archive that had circulated among US government hackers and private contractors. "The CIA has been so careless to produce this material. So do various cyber mafia already The CIA on Wednesday accused the group of endangering Americans, helping US rivals and hampering the fight against terror threats through its leaks. "The American public should be deeply troubled by any WikiLeaks disclosure designed to damage the intelligence community's ability to protect America against terrorists and other adversaries." "Such disclosures not only jeopardise US personnel and operations, but also equip our adversaries with tools and information to do us harm," Horniak said. While refusing to confirm the authenticity of the documents WikiLeaks published, Horniak stressed that hacking is a normal part of its mission "to be innovative, cutting-edge, and the first line of defence in protecting this country from enemies abroad." 

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Raising Ramses: Archaeologists lift 3,000-year-old statue of Egyptian Pharaoh considered 'one of the most important discoveries ever' from muddy ditch in Cairo slum

Researchers from Egypt and Germany found the bust of the statue and the lower part of the head

They also found upper part of a life-sized limestone statue of Pharaoh Seti II, Ramses II's grandson

Discovery was made in the working class area of Matariya among unfinished buildings and mud roads

It shows the importance of the city of Heliopolis which was dedicated to worship of Ra - the sun god

By Tim Collins and Julian Robinson for MailOnline and Reuters Published: 05:56 EDT, 13 March 2017 | Updated: 11:57 EDT, 13 March 2017

This is the moment archaeologists lifted a 3,000-year-old statue of an Egyptian Pharaoh considered 'one of the most important discoveries ever' from a muddy ditch. Experts descended on the Souq al-Khamis district of the capital Cairo and used a crane to lift the three-tonne torso of the statue, which is believed to depict revered Pharaoh Ramses II. The discovery, hailed by the Antiquities Ministry as one of the most important ever, was made near the ruins of Ramses II's temple in the ancient city of Heliopolis. Researchers from Egypt and Germany say the 26ft statue probably depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. The first part of the colossus - a large portion of the head - was pulled up Thursday. The Ministry of Antiquities says the statue's parts would be assembled at the Egyptian museum in central Cairo, where they would be pieced together and restored before being moved to the yet-to-open Grand Egyptian Museum near the Giza Pyramids. Ramses the Great was the most powerful and celebrated ruler of ancient Egypt. Known by his successors as the 'Great Ancestor', he led several military expeditions and expanded the Egyptian Empire to stretch from Syria in the east to Nubia in the south. He was the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt and ruled from 1279 to 1213 BCE. 'Last Tuesday they called me to announce the big discovery of a colossus of a king, most probably Ramses II, made out of quartzite,' Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani told Reuters on Thursday at the site of the statue's unveiling. 'We found the bust of the statue and the lower part of the head and now we removed the head and we found the crown and the right ear and a fragment of the right eye,' Anani said. Just days ago, archaeologists, officials, local residents, and members of the news media looked on as a massive forklift pulled the statue's head out of the water The joint Egyptian-German expedition, which included the University of Leipzig, also found the upper part of a life-sized limestone statue of Pharaoh Seti II, Ramses II's grandson, which is 80 centimetres long. The discovery was made in the working class area of Matariya, among unfinished buildings and mud roads. Dietrich Raue, head of the expedition's German team, told Reuters that ancient Egyptians believed Heliopolis was the place where the sun god lives, meaning it was off-limits for any royal residences. 'The sun god created the world in Heliopolis, in Matariya. That's what I always tell the people here when they say is there anything important. According to the pharaonic belief, the world was created in Matariya,' Raue said. 'That means everything had to be built here. Statues, temples, obelisks, everything. But ... the king never lived in Matariya, because it was the sun god living here.' The find could be a boon for Egypt's tourism industry, which has suffered many setbacks since the uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011 but remains a vital source of foreign currency. The number of tourists visiting Egypt slumped to 9.8 million in 2011 from more than 14.7 million in 2010. A bomb attack that brought down a Russian plane carrying 224 people from a Red Sea resort in October 2015 further hit arrivals, which dropped to 1.2 million in the first quarter of 2016 from 2.2 million a year earlier.

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Superstar reporter goes public with Obama's creepy spying on her

Shares bizarre details about hacked computer as she investigated scandals

Published: 3 days ago by Garth Kant

WASHINGTON – The woman who is perhaps the nation’s top investigative journalist is fighting back against Big Brother. Sharyl Attkisson shared with WND a detailed and harrowing description of what it was like to experience a reality straight out of Orwell: The reporter claims she was spied on by the Obama administration while investigating its scandals. What tipped her off? Imagine what it must be like to watch your computer turn itself on and off. “That’s one visible sign I noticed over many months,” Attkisson told WND in an email interview. “At the time, I suspected it was some sort of phishing program seeking my passwords and contacts, and was confident my computer had sufficient protections. I never suspected it was connected to an intrusion of my systems until sources and forensics told me that it was.” She also watched a different computer that she used delete files by itself. After Attkisson released a video showing that as it was happening, Vox’s Max Fisher claimed it was more likely that she had a stuck backspace key. WND asked, as an Emmy-award winning investigative journalist and now the anchor of her own Sunday morning national TV news program, “Full Measure,”did she find Fisher’s claim that she was confused by a keyboard plausible? “It was just a silly attempt by a noted propagandist blog that had no firsthand information to deflect from the surveillance,” she replied dismissively. “The ‘expert’ didn’t even know enough to understand there is no ‘backspace’ key on the computer shown, and — in any event — that holding down such a key cannot duplicate the super fast deletions demonstrated at the beginning of that particular video clip.” What do YOU think? Will President Trump spy on American citizens like Obama did? Sound off now in the WND Poll! The five-time Emmy Award winner and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting announced in January she is suing the Justice Department and seeking $35 million in damages for illegally hacking her computers and monitoring her work between 2011 and 2013. Three separate computer forensic exams of her computers revealed what appears to be stunning evidence pointing straight to the Obama administration. “The most important and irrefutable finding is: forensic evidence of a government-owned I.P. (internet protocol) address accessing my computer,” Attkisson told WND. She said she was told that was “better evidence than the U.S. had when it accused China of various acts of hacking into our government, which the government accepts as proven.” Her computers were examined by three independent forensics examiners including: a confidential source, an examiner hired by CBS News, and an examiner hired by her attorney. What they found is just stunning. Attkisson provided an itemized overview of some of their findings, and described what a confidential source and examiner hired by her attorney found:

“A government-owned I.P. address was used to access my computer.”

“We are able to see instances of exact date and time that the intruders entered my computers, and the methods they used to do so.”

“They used commercial, non-attributable software proprietary to the CIA, FBI, NSA or DIA.”

“The malware was constantly running on my computers. It included a feature that logged my keystrokes, accessed all my emails and collected my passwords.”

“Skype was surreptitiously used to listen in on audio.”

“My smartphone was also infected.”

“Three classified documents had been put on my computer.”

“Once sources notified me that I was likely being surveilled, and I discussed this in emails, the intruders took steps to erase evidence of their presence. However, the deletions themselves create a record of evidence.” CBS and its analyst found:

“Attkisson’s computer was accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions in late 2012.”

“Evidence suggests this party performed all access remotely using Attkisson’s accounts.”

“An intruder had executed commands that appeared to involve search and exfiltration of data.”

“This party also used sophisticated methods to remove all possible indications of unauthorized activity, and alter system times to cause further confusion.”

“[Attkisson’s] systems were indeed subject to non-standard interactions between June 2012 and January 2013.”

“Definitive evidence that shows commands were run from Sharyl’s user account that she did not personally authorize.” “This history has been deliberately removed from Sharyl’s hard drive.” The intruders conducted an inordinate number of internal computer clock “time stamp” changes, likely to try to confuse any forensics that might be conducted. Why her? WND asked the former CBS Washington bureau investigative correspondent, did she think the administration considered her a foe? And acted to stop her out of purely political concerns? “I have no idea, the perpetrators would have to answer that question and they certainly aren’t stepping forward,” she replied. “But,” she continued, “my computer intrusions occurred in context of the Obama administration’s crackdown on whistleblowers and a lot of my work deals with whistleblowers.” “Additionally, we know the administration was aggressively trying to control the narrative on a number of stories it saw as damaging, especially as the re-election year of 2012 shaped up.” Attkisson detailed her experience under surveillance in 2014 in her highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller, “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.” Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, records previously obtained by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch indicate Attkisson was targeted by the Obama administration because of critical reporting. In 2014, Judicial Watch said it “obtained an October 4, 2011, email to White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz, Attorney General Eric Holder’s top press aide, (in which) Tracy Schmaler, described Attkisson as ‘out of control.’ “Schmaler added ominously, ‘I’m also calling Sharryl’s [sic] editor and reaching out to Scheiffer’ (an apparent reference to CBS’ Chief Washington Correspondent and Face the Nation moderator Bob Scheiffer). Schultz responded, ‘Good. Her piece was really bad for the AG’ (attorney general.)” Given that Obama’s Justice Department had labeled her as “out of control” and tried to get the reporter’s employer to rein her in, WND asked Attkisson: What did she make of an administration that seeks to control reporters? “I expect it,” was the sober response. “But it’s our job to resist it and we aren’t doing a very good job of that as an industry.” (Attkisson described problems endemic in the news media, including the genesis of fake news, in an interview with WND in December previewing her new book titled “The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote,” due to be published on May 22, 2017.) Did she think her experience and that of the Associated Press and Fox News reporter James Rosen (both spied on by the Obama administration) were part of a pattern? “Yes. I was informed about my case prior to us knowing about any of the other cases, just before the Snowden revelations, and prior to former DNI (Director of National Intelligence James) Clapper falsely telling Congress that the government was not collecting data of millions of Americans…but all of these events occurred in the same general time frame.” So, was it the administration that was “out of control?” “You decide!” she replied, echoing a famous news slogan. Investigating the truth about her own story, the award-winning reporter has faced what she called a Catch-22 dilemma. “To find out who accessed my computer, we need the government’s cooperation, but the government isn’t cooperating.”