25 Feb 2017

Huge earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea sparking Pacific RING OF FIRE fears
The quake was so powerful that it was felt as far away as the capital Port Moresby, 750 km (460 miles) away on the country’s south coast.

Straight WNBA Star Says Lesbian Culture Broke Her Spirit
There is a “very, very harmful” culture running throughout the WNBA, she says, which saw her get bullied during her eight-year career because she is heterosexual.

Pope Quietly Trims Sanctions for Sex Abusers
He declined to defrock priest found guilty of sex crimes against children

This Is the Gayest AND Most Trans Place in America
But the gayest and most trans place in America is neither a city nor a state. It’s Washington, D.C.

New Zealand surprised Israel by sponsoring anti-settlement UN resolution
Israel is waiting for an explanation from New Zealand regarding why it surprised Jerusalem and sponsored UN Security Council Resolution 2334 before there can be any talk of repairing the damaged ties between the two countries…The official said that Israel was stunned by New Zealand’s sponsorship of the anti-settlement resolution, especially since New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully was in Israel just weeks before and did not mention the likelihood of such an initiative.

Iran plans to buy Kazakh uranium ore, seek Russia help to make nuclear fuel
Iran plans to buy 950 tonnes of uranium ore from Kazakhstan over three years and expects to get Russian help in producing nuclear fuel, its top nuclear official said in remarks published on Saturday. The acquisition would not violate Iran’s landmark 2015 deal with world powers over its disputed nuclear program as the deal did not set limits on the Islamic Republic’s supplies of uranium ore.

Mexico warns US over border wall funding
Mexico has warned the US against imposing a unilateral tax on Mexican imports to finance a border wall, saying it could respond in kind. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said the government could place tariffs on selected goods from US states reliant on exports to Mexico. Earlier, US President Donald Trump vowed to start building the wall “soon, way ahead of schedule”.

Egypt’s Coptic Christians flee Sinai after deadly attacks
Dozens of Coptic Christian families in Egypt have fled North Sinai province after a number of killings in recent weeks by suspected Islamist militants. Many have now taken refuge in the Evangelical Church in the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya. The Coptic Church has condemned the attacks, saying they were aimed at “dividing” Egyptians.

Namaste, Satan: Metal yoga class set inside Satanic Temple in Salem, Mass.
Metal music and yoga do not seem like two things that go together all that often. But they’re getting paired up under one roof: The Satanic Temple in Salem, Massachusetts. The classic is scheduled for Sunday, March 5, at 9:30 a.m. Black Widow Yoga has pulled together the class. On its Facebook page, Black Widow Yoga describes itself as an independent yoga concept that uses metal music instead of “traditional yoga music.”

IDF disperses Lebanese protestors who cross border
Dozens of demonstrators from Lebanon crossed the international border Saturday to protest amid reports of Israel installing spy installations and photography equipment in Lebanese territory. The protestors attempted to cross the border near the area of Kibbutz Manara and were eventually dispersed by IDF forces firing tear gas.

France’s Hollande fires back at Trump over Paris comments
French President Francois Hollande fired back at Donald Trump on Saturday after the U.S. president remarked in a speech that a friend thought “Paris is no longer Paris” after attacks by Islamist militants…”There is terrorism and we must fight it together. I think that it is never good to show the smallest defiance toward an allied country. I wouldn’t do it with the United States and I’m urging the U.S. president not to do it with France,” Hollande said.

In sweeping move, Trump puts regulation monitors in U.S. agencies
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday to place “regulatory reform” task forces and officers within federal agencies in what may be the most far reaching effort to pare back U.S. red tape in recent decades. Trump signed the directive in the Oval Office with chief executives of major U.S. corporations standing behind him including Dow Chemical Co (DOW.N), Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) and U.S. Steel Corp (X.N).

Reddit Caught Censoring Posts Using The Term “Rothschild”
It’s the latest chapter of the long, documented saga of Reddit censorship against various forms of political speech over the past several years. In a humorous development, Reddit’s admin team has been caught censoring posts using the term “Rothschild.”

The US Navy may have just figured out a way to save billions on bombs
The US Navy may have come across a common sense way to save billions on bombs, according to statements made from US officials at the AFCEA West 2017 conference. For years now, the Navy has been working on the Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air (NIFC-CA) network to help detect, track, and intercept targets using a fused network of all types of sensors at the Navy’s disposal.

‘Country Over Party’: Dershowitz to Leave Dems If Ellison Is Elected DNC Chair
Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, a high-profile Democrat for decades, said in an op-ed published Friday that he will leave the party if Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) is elected chairman this weekend.

When will Obama the Revolutionary Renegade strike?
Now that he’s been unceremoniously dragged off the high horse of his presidency, revolutionary renegade Barack Hussein Obama has returned to full-scale community organizing with a waiting ‘Civilian National security Force’, he promised back in 2008 that would be “just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded as the U.S. military” at his command.

Rev. Graham is Thankful First Lady Melania Trump is Sharing Her Christian Faith
Over the weekend, liberals and the establishment media freaked out after First Lady Melania Trump joined her husband’s rally in Florida and recited the Lord’s Prayer. The choice was a courageous stand for her religion, and something we’re not used to seeing after 8 years of Michelle Obama. The left is not happy with her, but now Rev. Franklin Graham has come to her defense!

Tech Companies Join Challenge on Transgender Bathroom Rules
Apple Inc., PayPal Holdings Inc., EBay Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Salesforce.com Inc. are among the technology companies that are backing transgender rights by joining a friend-of-the-court brief in a U.S. Supreme Court case regarding bathroom access.