31 May 16
Mysterious huge crack developing in Wyoming
A crack that started developing in late September on a Wyoming ranch is now about the length of six football fields.
The crack, which is about 50 yards wide, is located 40 miles south of Ten Sleep.
And it doesn't make any sense, where it happened it's just like the ground opened up, and the size of it is just huge."
Trump: The Principled Choice
...we find ourselves staring across a divide at fellow conservatives with whom we’ve previously stood side by side and who – claiming principle – have declared themselves NeverTrumps. Not only do we find their arguments unavailing, we wonder what principle they think they’re upholding.
Jesus, Marx & Darwin would be banned from UK universities today – Oxford academic
Figures like Jesus, Charles Darwin and Karl Marx would all be banned from British universities today due to the rise of counter-extremism legislation and US-style ‘safe spaces,’ an Oxford professor has claimed. Oxford Professor of European Studies Timothy Garton Ash told an audience at the Hay literary festival on Monday that pressure groups and the state are carrying out a double-pronged attack on free speech.
June 7: FEMA Will Hold a Drill to Prepare for a 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake and Tsunami
Starting on June 7, FEMA will be conducting a large scale drill that has been named "Cascadia Rising" that will simulate the effects of a magnitude-9.0 earthquake... In addition U.S. Northern Command will be holding five other exercises simultaneously...those five exercises are entitled "Ardent Sentry 2016,″ "Vigilant Guard," "Special Focus Exercise," "Turbo Challenge" and "Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore." Do they know something that the rest of us do not?
Russia demands Turkey withdraw troops from Iraq
Russia demands that Turkey withdraw its troops from Iraq, the RIA news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Tuesday.
"This (keeping troops in Iraq) is an absolutely unacceptable position," it cited Lavrov as saying. "In principle, I believe that what the Turks are doing deserves far greater public attention on the part of our Western partners."
'Guardians of Democracy' Call For Revolt in Israel
Peddling this idea are Nahum Barnea from the daily Yediot Aharonot and Zvi Bar'el from the daily Haaretz. Not surprisingly, those toying with this dangerous notion are leftists who cry endlessly about the dangers Israeli democracy faces from some vague "chilling processes" emanating from the Right.
Houses collapse during severe floods in southern Germany
Footage shows collapsed buildings and cars buried under rubble, following violent storms that caused severe flooding in southern Germany on Monday. Four people have died and several more are injured. The scenes are from the streets of Braunsbach, which according to German media...
Jordan’s New ‘Pro-Israel’ Prime Minister Hani Fawi al-Mulki
Newly appointed Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Fawzi al-Mulki has been described in the pan-Arab media outlet Al Jazeera as having “strong Israeli ties.”
Netanyahu says willing to discuss Arab initiative for peace with Palestinians
Following Egyptian President Sisi's comments on peace, Netanyahu said 'Arab peace initiative includes positive elements that can help revive constructive negotiations with the Palestinians'.
What is the Last Secret to Be Revealed Before the Messiah?
When the Temple was still in service thousands of years ago, music was an essential aspect of serving God. That sacred music, sent into exile along with the Jewish people after the destruction of the Second Temple, has been lost for 2,000 years. Today, one man is working to bring back that music, the return of which was predicted by a great Jewish sage to be the last step before the Messiah.
Jeff Sessions: Donald Trump Will Attract Black And Hispanic Voters In General Election
“Donald Trump is going to do better with Hispanics and African Americans, I am convinced, because he’s talking about things that will really make their wages go up,” Sessions said during a recent interview in his Capitol Hill office with The Daily Caller.
Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strongest since 1999 killer quake: CWB
Taipei, May 31 (CNA) A magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck off Taiwan's northern coast early Tuesday afternoon was the strongest in the country in 17 years, but it is not expected to be followed by many aftershocks, the Central Weather Bureau said.
“Radical” vs. “Moderate” Islam: A Muslim View
According to Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Khadr, the first loyalty of radicals is to Islam while the first loyalty for moderates, regardless of their religion, is to the state. Radicals reject the idea of religious equality because Allah’s true religion is Islam; moderates accept it.
China to 'pressure' U.S. on maritime issues, paper says
China will "pressure" the United States on maritime issues at talks in Beijing next week because of Chinese concern about an increased U.S. military presence in the disputed South China Sea...
China has been angered by what it views as provocative U.S. military patrols close to islands China controls in the South China Sea. The United States says the patrols are to protect freedom of navigation.
U.S. Cellphone Study Fans Cancer Worries
For almost as long as people have had cellphones, scientists have been debating whether the now-ubiquitous devices cause health effects....
The researchers said the findings were significant...
The study found “low incidences” of two types of tumors—one in the brain and one in the heart—in male rats that were exposed to the kinds of low-level radio waves that are emitted by cellphones.
Giant swarm of locusts fills the sky in terrifying footage
THE SUN was blocked out when thousands of bugs descended from the sky in near Biblical scenes.
The massive swarm is so huge it has spread for 70 thousand hectares across farmland in southern Russia.
Local authorities have reportedly scrambled vehicles and aircraft to combat the major infestation.
In the shocking video dark clouds of the insects cover the sky.
Analysis: Netanyahu’s call for a revised Saudi initiative may be too little too late
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...to circumvent a French led internationalized process...by proposing...a revised version of a 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.
...“The Arab peace initiative...can help revive constructive negotiations with the Palestinians..." he said.
“To this end, we welcome...Egyptian President...el-Sisi and his offer to help advance peace and security in the region,” Netanyahu said.
South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed
A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, according to South Korea's military, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that somewhat tempers recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland.
Heavy air strikes on Syria's Idlib kill and injure dozens: monitor
Heavy air strikes in Syria's rebel-held city of Idlib on Monday evening killed and injured more than 150 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The war monitor said it believed the planes were Russian.
Disfiguring tropical disease sweeps across Middle East
A disfiguring tropical disease is sweeping across the Middle East as a combination of heavy conflict and a breakdown of health care facilities in Isis-occupied areas leaves swathes of people vulnerable to the illness.
Libyan oil guard says captures coastal town from Islamic State after clashes
A force that controls oil terminals in eastern Libya said it had captured the town of Ben Jawad from Islamic State, pushing the militant group back along a coastal strip they control east of their stronghold of Sirte.
Spokesman Ali al-Hassi said five Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) fighters had been killed and 18 wounded in fierce clashes in the coastal town, and that fighting was continuing in the nearby town of Nawfiliyah.
Sunni hawk wins Lebanon vote, risking new tensions
A hawkish Lebanese Sunni politician has won local elections in the second largest city of Tripoli in a result that marks a blow to long-established Sunni leaders and risks reviving tensions among rival sectarian groups there.
30 May 16
Pakistan: Proposals to allow men to beat wives who refuse sex – is UK next?
AN ISLAMIC body which advises the Pakistan government has proposed a law to allow men to “lightly beat” their wives for refusing to have sex, wear a hijab or those who talk loudly “so the neighbors can hear”.
Obama 'engagement' policy 'enabled Boston, San Bernardino attacks'
Administration courts terrorist front groups despite its own evidence
Jordan's King dissolves parliament, names caretaker PM
King Abdullah appointed veteran politician Hani Mulqi as prime minister after dissolving parliament by royal decree on Sunday, following the end of its four-year term, and charged him with conducting new elections by October.
Defiant Blair is ready for ‘full debate’ on ‘brutal’ Chilcot report
Leaks have suggested that it is expected to be heavily critical of Blair, but will not call for criminal charges against him.
CHANCE OF STORMS ON MEMORIAL DAY
NOAA forecasters estimate a 55% chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms on May 30th when Earth enters a high-speed stream solar wind flowing from this coronal hole..
Spate of earthquakes rattle eastern Taiwan
Three earthquakes rocked eastern Taiwan Monday morning, with the largest one measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
Earthquake jolts Saumlaki, Maluku
A tectonic earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale jolted Saumlaki, the capital of Southwest Maluku, on Monday at 3:20 a.m. local time.
Governments Turn to Commercial Spyware to Intimidate Dissidents
...It used to be that only a handful of countries had access to sophisticated hacking and spying tools. But these days...countries, be they small...like the Emirates, or poor...like Ethiopia, are buying commercial spyware or hiring and training programmers to develop their own hacking and surveillance tools.
The barriers to join the global surveillance apparatus have never been lower.