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06 Oct 15

Roseburg, Oregon City Leaders: Obama IS NOT WELCOME to Come Grandstand at the Funerals of Shooting Victims
David Jacques, publisher of the Roseburg Beacon, told Bill O’Reilly on Monday that the people of Roseburg would not welcome Barack Obama if he came to town to politicize the funerals of the Umpqua College shooting victims.  

The Complicated Futility of Ignorance
I have several topics to touch on, none substantial enough for a post on its own, although there is a thread through all of these.  

Hard habit to break: Obama in new siege on 'Little Sisters' nuns
No one seems quite sure how the Little Sisters of the Poor became the punchline in so many football jokes. Jokes that go something like: “Ohio State is undefeated.” “Yeah, but they’ve been playing the Little Sisters of the Poor.”  

ISIS so weakened by Russian airstrikes and desertion it could be destroyed in HOURS
ISLAMIC STATE (ISIS) is now so fragile that its so-called Caliphate could be wiped out in a matter of HOURS, a top terror expert said today. Western and more recently Russian airstrikes, chaotic leadership and mass defections have weakened the jihadi group to such an extent that it would be unable to repel even a small invasion force.  

End of ISIS? Putin sends in his most ruthless special forces killers to finish off jihadis
The Russian supremo ordered the deployment of soldiers from his fearsome Spetsnaz unit to root out and eliminate packs of fleeing jihadis. It is especially significant because many of the men have a deep hatred of jihadis from their time fighting in Chechnya's bloody civil war, when Islamist fanatics battling for independence carried out frequent atrocities against Russian citizens.  

Archaeologist Believes Remains of Sodom’s Fiery Destruction Have Been Found
“Based on the excavated evidence, the city’s Bronze Age heyday seems to have nevertheless come to a sudden, inexplicable end toward the end of the Middle Bronze Age—and the ancient city became a relative wasteland for 700 years, for the most part void of human habitation,” reported “Popular Archaeology” last week.  

Europe-U.S. data transfer deal used by thousands of firms is ruled invalid
A deal that allows thousands of companies to transfer data from Europe to the United States is invalid, the highest EU court said on Tuesday in a landmark ruling that follows revelations of mass U.S. government snooping.  

Bushfires rage in Australia as ‘Godzilla El Nino’ takes affect
Firefighters are struggling to put out the blazes, with changing wind directions making their task even more difficult. Aerial water bombers have also been called in to provide assistance, as gusts of wind have reached over 100 kilometers an hour.  

Russian Air Force destroys 20 ISIS tanks near Palmyra
“About 20 units of medium T-55 tanks, which were earlier seized by the militants from the Syrian army, have been destroyed [in the strikes],” as well as three multiple rocket launchers, he noted.  

Moderate earthquake felt in Aleutian Islands
The Alaska Earthquake Center says the 5.7 magnitude quake occurred at 9:35 a.m. Monday. The quake was centered 111 miles west of Adak, where it was felt.  

UN Asks Iran to Help Foment Peace in Syria
United Nations (UN) chief Ban Ki-moon urged Iran on Monday to pressure its ally Syria to reach a peaceful resolution of the brutal civil war there, AFP reports. During a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Ban "reiterated that there is no military solution to the conflict and asked Iran to exercise its influence in promoting a political solution,"  

Jerry Brown Signs Assisted Suicide Bill
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a physician-assisted suicide bill. The law is based on a similar measure in Oregon and will allow doctors to prescribe medication to end someone’s life. The only stipulation is two doctors must agree the patient is mentally competent and only has six months to live.  

Swedish bishop wants to remove crosses from church and mark direction of Mecca to make it more inviting for Muslims
The bishop wants to temporarily make the Seamen’s Church available to all, for example by marking the direction of Mecca and removing Christian symbols, as is already done in common prayer rooms at airports and in some hospital chapel.The proposal has triggered protests. Patrik Pettersson, priest of the Oscars parish in Stockholm, thinks that the proposal is noteworthy and writes on his blog:“The church chapel can not reasonably be equated with prayer rooms at airports and hospital chapels anyway. The Christian churches and chapels are not public areas at any time.”  

Ben Carson Promotes ‘I Am a Christian’ Trend After Tragic Oregon Shooting
Presidential candidate Ben Carson kickstarted a very popular trend this weekend with one simple, yet beautiful message. Carson chose to boldly express his faith after the tragic mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The murderer, 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, demanded students stand and state their religion before firing, multiple witnesses reported.  

Texas Top Cop: ISIS May Be Infiltrating Border
Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety...warned...that vulnerabilities at the southern border may leave Americans open to a possible terrorist attack. “[I]ndividuals that come across the Texas/Mexican border from countries with a known terrorism presence and the answer to that is yes,” McCraw stated...when asked if any suspected ISIS terrorists had yet infiltrated the border.  

Edward Snowden interview: 'Smartphones can be taken over'
Smartphone users can do "very little" to stop security services getting "total control" over their devices, US whistleblower Edward Snowden has said. ...UK intelligence agency GCHQ had the power to hack into phones without their owners' knowledge. Mr Snowden said GCHQ could gain access to a handset by sending it an encrypted text message and use it for such things as taking pictures and listening in.  

China cautiously welcomes Trans-Pacific free trade deal
China has cautiously welcomed a free trade deal struck between 12 Pacific Rim countries, the biggest in decades. The US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) cuts trade tariffs and sets common standards in member countries including Japan and the US. China said it was "open to any mechanism" that follows World Trade Organization rules.  

Iraq officials: car bombs across Iraq kill 56, wound dozens
A series of car bombings across Iraq Monday killed at least 56 people and wounded dozens as the government continued its efforts to combat extremism across the country. The largest bombing took place in the Shiite-majority town of al-Khales in Iraq's eastern Diyala province. At least 32 people were killed in the attack and 58 were wounded when the car bomb tore through a commercial street, a police official said.  

Syrian rebels call for regional alliance against Russia and Iran
Syrian insurgent groups including the powerful Islamist faction Ahrar al-Sham have called on regional states to forge an alliance against Russia and Iran in Syria, they said in a statement on Monday.  

Israel arrests alleged Hamas men for settler killings
Israeli security forces said Monday they had captured five alleged Hamas militants who carried out last week's killing of a Jewish settler couple in front of their young children.  

NATO warns Russia over airspace violations as Syria airstrikes widen
NATO warned Russia to stay away from Turkey on Monday after the Turkish air force intercepted a Russian warplane that strayed into its airspace from Syria, underscoring the heightened risk of a wider conflagration as Russia escalates its intervention in the Syrian conflict.  

Chicago's violence in September was especially brutal
A violent September in Chicago ended with more homicides than any other month this year and the second-most shootings, according to data kept by the Chicago Tribune's breaking news desk. Though the summer months in Chicago have traditionally been the most violent, shootings last month decreased little from August and there were about 50 percent more shootings than September 2014.  

05 Oct 15

World’s First Lesbian Bishop Calls for Church to Remove Crosses, to Install Muslim Prayer Space
The Bishop of Stockholm has proposed a church in her diocese remove all signs of the cross and put down markings showing the direction to Mecca for the benefit of Muslim worshippers.  

Catastrophic Scenario: World War III may have begun on September 30, French media say
French news outlets write that World War III may have already started, noting that two events which emerged in Moscow and Gulf Area, can be seen as the trigger for a global confrontation. The history will remember perhaps 30 September 2015 as the smooth beginning of the Third World War. There are fears that Kremlin and Tehran, engulfed in pride after July nuclear agreement, will try to flex their muscles by testing their willingness and capacity to the maximum.  

Preview Of World War III? Russia Is Putting On A Display Of Firepower That Is Shocking The World
The Russians have unleashed their own version of “shock and awe” in Syria, and the brutal efficiency of their airstrikes against ISIS targets has stunned many observers around the globe. For more than a year, the Obama administration has claimed that its bombing campaign in Syria has been a “success”, and yet ISIS has continued to grow stronger and gain more territory. But now just over a few days the tide of the conflict appears to have turned.  

Do You Know What The Hurricane Name Of Joaquin Actually Means?
I thought it unusual for the hurricane watcher people to pick a Spanish name, and it got me curious as to the meaning of that name. When I went and looked it up, I about fell off my chair. According to the name meaning web sites I visited, the name Joaquin means “Raised By Yahweh“. Huh, are you kidding me? “raised by Yahweh”?  

Putin Damages ISIS More In 3 Days Than Obama-led Strikes Did All Year
The Russian Air Force has conducted more than 60 flights and bombed over 50 ISIS targets in three days, according to Russia’s top armed forces official.  

Syrian rebels call for regional alliance against Russia and Iran
Syrian insurgent groups including the powerful Islamist faction Ahrar al-Sham have called on regional states to forge an alliance against Russia and Iran in Syria, they said in a statement on Monday.  

Assad: I Won't Hesitate to Step Down if That's the Solution
Assad’s comments were made in an interview which aired Sunday on Iranian Khabar TV and which were tweeted out by his official account. He also said a coalition between Syria, Russia, Iran and Iraq must succeed "or else the whole region will be destroyed", according to excerpts from the interview quoted by the BBC.  

Senior Hamas Official: Time Ripe for 3rd Intifada
Mahmoud al-Zahar, a senior Hamas official, said that the conditions are ripe for a new intifada against Israel, but, unfortunately, the Palestinian Authority prevents it and uses its security forces to block the emerging uprising.  

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