21 Feb 2017

France’s Le Pen cancels meet with Lebanon grand mufti over headscarf
The cleric’s press office said Le Pen’s aides had been informed beforehand that a headscarf was required for the meeting and had been “surprised by her refusal”. French law bans headscarves in the public service and for high school pupils, in the name of church-state separation and equal rights for women. Le Pen wants to extend this ban to all public places, a measure that would affect Muslims most of all.

SWEDEN RIOT: Police forced to shoot at protestors as violence erupts – yet PM is in denial
SWEDEN’S capital was plunged into chaos on Monday as police were forced to fire at rioters after a violence erupted in an area described as high risk. The terrifying scenes took place just hours after the country’s Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, slammed Donald Trump for claiming Sweden was in crisis as a result of its liberal refugee policy.

Idea of EU Army Signifies Dawn of Europe’s New Foreign Policy Concept
“This year, which will see the reformatting of the US’ attitude towards NATO and its military presence [in Europe], will signify the further prospects for the formation of the European defense union and Europe’s relationship with the European non-NATO member states, such as Sweden, Norway and Finland,” he told the video conference.

PA leader calls on EU to recognize ‘Palestine’
“There is a greater need than in the past for all EU countries to recognize an independent Palestinian state within the 1967 borders with its capital in East Jerusalem,” he said, adding such a move would be an “act of support for the efforts of the Palestinian leadership to end the occupation and to save the two-state solution.”

Ayatollah: We will liberate ‘Palestine’, remove cancer of Israel
The comments were made at the Sixth International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada, a government-sanctioned event held in Tehran. According to the Mehr news agency, representatives of 80 countries joined the event, which glorifies terrorism and acts of wanton violence against Jews and advocates in favor of the destruction of the Jewish state.

SOLAR TORNADO OVER-ROTATES, EXPLODES
Yesterday, an explosion on the sun’s eastern limb hurled a twisted plume of debris more than 250,000 km above the solar surface. NASA’s orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the blast:

Haley Scorches ‘Shameful’ UN Anti-Israel Bias After First Security Council Meeting, Vows Things Will Change
The Trump appointee then declared, in no uncertain terms, that the US would no longer allow anti-Israel bias to go unchallenged. “I am here to underscore the ironclad support of the United States for Israel. I’m here to emphasize the United States is determined to stand up to the UN’s anti-Israel bias,” she announced.

1,800-year-old Hebrew stone inscriptions found in ancient Galilee synagogue
An 1,800-year-old limestone column capital engraved with two Hebrew inscriptions dating to the Roman period was discovered during a recent restoration and conservation project carried out in an ancient synagogue in Peqi’in, located near the Western Galilee. The Israel Antiquities Authority said the work is being conducted by the Council for Conservation of Heritage Sites in Israel, as part of a project by the Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Ministry.

Netanyahu heads to Australia amid calls by former leaders to recognize ‘Palestine’
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrapped up a 36-hour visit to Singapore on Tuesday that focused on economic and security issues, and headed to Sydney where he is expected to hear much more – at least from opposition politicians and the media – about the Palestinian issue.

Over 100 gravestones desecrated at St. Louis-area Jewish cemetery
Vandals damaged and knocked-over more than 100 headstones at a St. Louis-area Jewish cemetery. FOX2NOW…reported that police in University City, Missouri, were…reviewing footage from surveillance cameras in the area…The station quoted police as saying that it was likely there was more than one perpetrator. The police have not yet confirmed whether the incident is being considered a hate crime.

Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser
US President Donald Trump has named Lt Gen HR McMaster as his national security adviser. He will replace Lt Gen Michael Flynn who was fired after just three weeks and three days in the job. A lieutenant general with the US Army, HR McMaster served in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he worked on a government anti-corruption drive.

Dangerous radioactive particles have been detected across Europe and no-one knows where they came from
DANGEROUS radioactive particles have been detected in seven different European countries and scientists can’t explain where they have come from. Traces of Iodine-131 were found in Norway, Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France and Spain in January, but the public were not immediately alerted. These radioactive particles are produced by atomic bomb explosions or nuclear disasters such as Chernobyl or Fukushima.

Reddit Censors Pro-Trump Content in New Crackdown
Reddit is banning the vast majority of pro-Donald Trump posts from appearing on its “most popular” page frequented by new users. The online discussion site announced it was clamping down on what would appear as “popular” by showing visitors only popular posts from handpicked categories, which would apparently exclude anything from pro-Trump subreddits.

China opposes U.S. naval patrols in South China Sea
China said on Tuesday it opposed action by other countries under the pretext of freedom of navigation that undermined its sovereignty, after a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group began patrols in the contested South China Sea. The U.S. navy said the strike group, including the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson, began “routine operations” in the South China Sea on Saturday amid growing tension with China over control of the disputed waterway.

Nikki Haley slams United Nations for anti-Israeli double standards
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley gave a very strong statement condemning the United Nations for their anti-Israel bias and double standards against America’s Middle East ally. “The first thing I want to do is talk about what we just saw in there,” Haley began. “The Security Council just finished its regular monthly meeting on Middle East issues. It’s the first meeting like that that I’ve attended, and I have to say it was a bit strange.”

It Has Begun, Tillerson Fires Most of the 7th Floor
The infamous 7th floor Americans were stunned to learn of the State Department rogue Shadow Government which operated in secret from the 7th floor. They were behind the corrupt handling of the Clinton documents.

Now Democrats call Obama’s shadow government ‘The Devil’

Two Democratic operatives recently called OFA “The Devil.” When former President Obama issued a call to arms to his OFA troops in order to protect his legacy, particularly Obamacare, Stephen Handwerk, executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, wrote in a private email to fellow party leaders, “This is some GRADE A Bulls–t right here.”

David Horowitz: Dems Double Down on Everything Voters Rejected
Democrats are failing by sticking with policies that voters have soundly rejected — including in the election of Donald Trump as president, best-selling author David Horowitz told Larry King’s “PoliticKing” show.

Meanwhile, Rioting Breaks Out In Sweden
Just a day after ‘fake news’ criticizes Trump’s comments on Sweden, a riot in so-called “Little Moghadishu” – the Swedish borough of Rinkeby – occurs. 100s of young people throw stones at police, set fire to eight cars forcing police to fire warning shots…

Government Knows Best – Junk Food Ban Goes Global
One small problem has emerged as a Nanny State in the Pacific islands considers banning imported sugary foods to combat their obesity epidemic…”No country in the world has been able to demonstrate reductions in its obesity prevalence, so we’re not that different…It’s just that our levels are higher to start with.”

Publisher cancels Milo Yiannopoulos book ‘Dangerous’
Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos’ publisher has cancelled his planned book, “Dangerous.” Simon & Schuster and its Threshold Editions imprint announced Monday that “after careful consideration” they had pulled the book, which had been high on Amazon.com’s best-seller lists and was the subject of intense controversy.

20 Feb 2017

3 man I.T. SPY ring busted in Congress! Maria Bartiromo goes Ballistic.
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California Told To ‘Brace For Evacuation’ As Storm Approaches
As the first outer rain bands from a Pacific storm touched Northern California on Sunday, residents in the Central Valley were told to be prepared to leave their homes amid fears that severe flooding could hit the State on Monday and Tuesday as the severity of the storm is expected to worsen.

Present Conflict With Islam Will Determine Christian Fate in End of Days, Says Rabbi
In a startling lecture, a noted rabbi labelled the anti-Israel movement prevalent in global politics today as the first stage in a two-part End of Days prophecy, noting that this stage, a Christian-Muslim alliance, is ending as America’s new president severs ties with the Islamic world. Another rabbi agrees, suggesting the absurdity that has come out of the anti-Israel UN is only an indication that the next stage, a Muslim-Christian conflict, will be even stranger.

Kim Jong-nam death sparks diplomatic row
Malaysia has recalled its envoy to Pyongyang in an escalating row over the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un.

Trump to interview John Bolton, three others for national security adviser
The four men are former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, Army strategist Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, acting national security adviser Keith Kellogg and West Point superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Saturday.

Harsh weather in Afghanistan kills dozens in blizzard, rainstorms
As many as 50 people have died in storms over the past three days in Afghanistan, including 25 shepherds lost in a blizzard, a government disaster management official said on Monday.  Another 44 people were hurt in weather-related accidents.

Genetically engineered viruses will WIPE OUT hundreds of millions, warns Bill Gates
Bill Gates has told world leaders to prepare for the worst, with a genetically engineered virus on the way which could wipe out large swathes of the population – yet there is no preparation for it, he added. An outbreak is on the horizon, he warned, and urged the powers that be around the globe “to prepare for these epidemics the same way we prepare for war.”

Alaska’s Bogoslof Volcano erupts, sends up ash cloud
An Alaska volcano that’s been active since mid-December has erupted again. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says Bogoslof (BOH-gohs-lawf) Volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted just before 10 a.m. and sent an ash cloud to 25,000 feet. Ash can harm and stop jet engines. Ash from southwest Alaska volcanos is a threat airliners operating between North America and Asia when a cloud rises above 20,000 feet. After the eruption, the Aviation Color Code was raised from orange to red, the highest level.

Blowing up Houses, Digging up Graves… Iraqis Purge ISIS
“This village suffered a lot,” said 26-year-old resident Ammar Ibrahim, who used to be in the security forces, but is now in a tribal armed group. “ISIS blew up our houses so we are blowing up theirs. No trace of them will remain.”

Dozens of workers lose their jobs for participating in Day Without Immigrants protest
Twelve Latino employees from the I Don’t Care Bar and Grill in Tulsa, Okla. told Fox 23 News they were fired over text message because they didn’t show up for their shift and failed to let their employers know about their absence.

‘New Day’ of Arab-Israeli Partnership Dawning in Opposition to Iran
Arab, African and Asia leaders believe that a “new day” has arrived in the Middle East and increasingly view Israel as an island of stability that could anchor a period of economic growth around the region, according to Chairman of the Conference of Presidents, Stephen M. Greenberg, and CEO Malcolm Hoenlein.

Democrats are obsessed with power, not effective education
You would think, after years of Washington pumping tens of billions of taxpayer funds into public education with virtually no improvement in test scores, a new Education secretary that genuinely wants change would be celebrated.

Iranian Dissidents Demand Investigation Into Islamic Regime’s Secret U.S. Lobbying Network
A group of nearly 100 prominent Iranian dissidents is demanding that Congress launch investigations into clandestine efforts by the Islamic Republic to influence U.S. policy using a network of lobbyists and propaganda pieces placed in Voice of America’s Persian service, according to a letter sent to leading lawmakers and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

US twin sea buildup against China, NKorea, Iran
Donald Trump marked his first month as US President with two major military gambits in the Middle East, Asia and the South China Sea. Early Sunday, Feb. 19, the US Navy said that the Nimitz-class USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and strike group had begun patrols in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. With them are three air squadrons coming from their Naval Air Station Lemoore: the USS Lake Champlain guided missile cruiser and two guided missile destroyers, the USS Michael Murphy and the USS Wayne E. Meyer.

Two rockets from Sinai explode in southern Israel; none hurt
Two rockets launched from the Sinai Peninsula exploded in southern Israel’s Eshkol Regional Council on Monday morning, the IDF reported. No air raid sirens were activated in the area as the projectiles were headed toward open territory, a military source added. There were no reports of injury or damage in the incident.

South Sudan declares famine in Unity State
A famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced in any part of the world in six years. The government and the United Nations report that some 100,000 people are facing starvation, with a million more on the brink of famine. A combination of civil war and an economic collapse have been blamed.

East Ukraine ceasefire due to take effect
A ceasefire is due to come into effect in eastern Ukraine following a deal in Munich over the weekend to halt fighting and withdraw heavy weapons from the front line. But there have been many such agreements in the past and the omens for peace in the region are not good. Russian-backed fighters and the Ukrainian army have clashed almost daily for the last 30 months.

Global arms trade highest since Cold War
Worldwide arms trade has risen to its highest level since the Cold War in the last five years, driven by a demand from the Middle East and Asia, a study said Monday. Between 2012-2016, arms imports in terms of volume by countries in Asia and Oceania accounted for 43 percent of global imports, a 7.7 rise compared to the previous 2007-2011 period, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Washington prepares to bring North Koreans to U.S. for talks
Preparations are under way to bring senior North Korean officials to the United States for talks with former U.S. officials, the first such meeting in more than five years, The Washington Post reported on Sunday. The talks would be the clearest indication yet that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to communicate with the new Trump administration.

Democrats Suggest Invoking The 25th Amendment Unless Trump “Gets A Grip”
After questioning President Trump’s sanity earlier in the week, it appears Democrats have found another narrative to cling to – invoke the 25th Amendment unless Trump “gets a grip.”

U.S. deploys carrier to contentious South China Sea
The United States deployed aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to patrol the increasingly contentious South China Sea, despite Beijing’s warnings not to challenge its sovereignty in the resource-rich sea.

America Is No Longer Top Dog: Chinese Military “Reaching Near-Parity” With The West
So the question is, what happens if a nation that has already mastered unconventional warfare also reaches parity with the United States when it comes to conventional warfare?

Leah Remini agrees Tom Cruise could ‘single-handedly’ end Scientology
Leah Remini, star and producer of the A&E docuseries Scientology and the Aftermath, agreed with a startling conclusion from Bill Maher on HBO’s Real Time Friday night: Tom Cruise could single-handedly end the cult of Scientology.

Flood Fears Renewed As Another Storm Aims For California
The first outer rain bands from a powerful Pacific storm headed to Northern California on Sunday brought light rain and wind and renewed warnings of possible flooding in the already soggy region.

Internet-Regulating FEC Commissioner to Resign
A Democratic Federal Election Commission official who pushed to regulate the internet and has been absent from public meetings for months is resigning, according to an announcement. Ann Ravel, who wanted to regulate political speech on the internet from websites such as the Drudge Report, announced Sunday that she is stepping down from her post.