29 Jun 15
Russia's Putin reaffirms supposrt for Syrian Leadership
Vladimir Putin said at the start of talks with Syria's foreign minister on Monday that there was no change in Russia's support for the Syrian leadership. Putin said he hoped for an end to Syria's 4-1/2 year-old conflict, adding: "We are convinced that in the end the Syrian people will win."
Greece in shock as banks shut after snap referendum call
Greeks struggled to adjust to shuttered banks, closed cash machines and a climate of rumours and conspiracy theories on Monday as a breakdown in talks between Athens and its creditors plunged the country deep into crisis.
US Officials Warn of ISIS Attacks on July 4
American police forces from coast to coast are on alert from federal officials that the Islamic State (ISIS) is planning to terrorize the country during the July 4 Independence Day holiday.
Earthquake of 5 magnitude rocks Nepal
A 5-magnitude earthquake on Monday rocked Nepal, triggering panic among the people already battered by the two devastating earthquakes two months ago and over 330 aftershocks.
Earthquake of 5.8 magnitude strikes off Peru: USGS
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 struck off the coast of Peru on Monday, the United States Geological Survey reported. The USGS said the quake's epicentre was 145 kilometres (90 miles) south of Puquio and 34 kilometres deep.
Puerto Rico governor says island can't pay its public debt
The governor is warning that Puerto Rico can't pay its $72 billion public debt, delivering another jolt to the recession-gripped U.S. island as well as a world financial system already worrying over Greece's collapsing finances.
Greece imposes capital controls, banks to remain shut
Greece's five-year financial crisis took its most dramatic turn yet, with the cabinet deciding after an 8-hour session that Greek banks would remain shut for six business days and restrictions would be imposed on cash withdrawals.
Earthquake Hits Sinai Coast, Felt From Eilat to Tel Aviv
An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale occurred off the coast of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula shortly after 6:30 p.m. Saturday and was felt all the way from Eilat at the southernmost tip of Israel to the greater Tel Aviv area in central Israel.
The green mirage—and con job
Elon Musk and his fellow barons of Climate Crisis, Inc. recently got a huge boost from Pope Francis. Musk et al. say fossil fuels are causing unprecedented warming and weather disasters. The Pope agrees and says Catholics must “ask God for a positive outcome” to negotiations over another UN climate treaty.
President who opposed gay marriage three years ago turns White House into rainbow extravaganza
It’s not Barack Obama’s style to win a victory with any sort of humility, you understand. That’s not in his makeup. And there’s really little point in mentioning that he was “opposed” to gay marriage as recently as 2012 when he announced his big evolution on the issue, because everyone knows he wasn’t really opposed at all. He pretended to be until he sensed correctly that the politics of the country were changing and it was OK to admit he was for it - which he had been all along.
The Supreme Court Has Ruled: Principled People Will Not Obey!
Following the Supreme Court’s illegal, immoral, and incredible “gay” rights decision, the White House (owned by the American people, not the President) was flooded with rainbow-color lights in celebration of that disgusting, dangerous, and decadent decision. Such impudence and defiance was an insult to America and a goading of God. However, be assured that God sees the evil and the good and He is involved in our world. Sometime His judgment seems slow, but it is always sure and severe. Judgment is on the way!
28 Jun 15
‘Gay Marriage’ Ruling: Evil with a Silver Lining
...five judicial imperialists perched high atop the U.S. Supreme Court bench called the Supreme Being a liar. They presumed to invent, out of thin air and through judicial fiat, a “constitutional right” to sin-based “gay marriage.” (Father God, as you exact Your perfect justice on America, please have mercy upon Your faithful.)
Jindal SCOTUS Is 'Out of Control, Let's Just Get Rid of the Court'
“The Supreme Court is completely out of control, making laws on their own, and has become a public opinion poll instead of a judicial body,” the 2016 presidential candidate said in a statement.
No tsunami threat, shaking felt from 5.0 Big Island quake
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck the south eastern portion of the Big Island near Pahoa Saturday evening, shaking nearby communities.
Earthquake felt throughout southern Israel
An earthquake reported to be between 5.1 and 5.5 magnitude was felt in southern Israel. No damage or injuries were reported in the earthquake that struck on Saturday afternoon. The epicenter of the earthquake reportedly was in the Sinai Peninsula. The temblor was felt in Eilat, Beersheba and Ashdod in the south and also in Tel Aviv, Hod Hasharon, Holon, Netanya, and Jerusalem, according to reports.
Rocket alert sirens sound twice in 30 minutes in northern Golan Heights
Rocket alert sirens sounded twice in a span of 30 minutes in several communities throughout the northern Golan Heights on Sunday afternoon.
Following the first round of rocket sirens that went off at approximately 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, the IDF said the sirens were triggered by internal Syrian battles between rebel groups and Assad government forces.
Mild earthquake jolts country
According to the US Geological Survey (USGS) an earthquake of magnitude 5.6 on richter scale struck Assam in India on Sunday morning at around 6.40am. Tremors were felt in Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal and eastern part of India.
Sandstorm, 5.2 magnitude earthquake hits Eqypt
n what could be called unstable weather conditions Egypt faced a sandstorm in the northern part of the country followed by 5.2 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake was centered in the Sinai peninsula. The impact of it shook buildings more than 200 miles away in Cairo.
Overthrow the Judicial Dictatorship
Commentators have missed the real significance of Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent in the gay marriage case. He calls the decision a judicial “Putsch,” an attempt to overthrow a form of government—ours. His dissent, joined by Justice Clarence Thomas, was written “to call attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy.”
For many black Americans, Confederate flag debate a distraction
As calls grow to remove the Confederate flag from public spaces across America's South, Vanessa White says she questions whether that would mark real progress for black Americans like her.
The 57-year-old Compton, California construction worker has seen and endured too much, she says, to be excited. Over the years, five members of her family have been killed by guns: her two brothers, at the ages of 28 and 38; her nephew, at 19; her niece, at 16; and her niece's mother, at 28. All of them had dropped out of school in their teens.
DJ Gary Ganja Hopes To Hit New High With ‘Music For Stoners’
It claims to be the first radio station of its kind in the United States and its getting a lot of different listeners.
“We’re like 420 friendly, we play music for stoners, we have marijuana comedy, this summer we’re giving away trips to Amsterdam and Jamaica,” Gary Ganja said as he started a show in mid-June.
Suicide bombers kill at least three in northeast Nigeria
Two suicide bombers killed at least three people and injured 16 in the capital of the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno on Saturday, the latest in a string of deadly attacks by suspected Islamist militants.
Activists: IS fighters kill 200 civilians in Syrian town
Islamic State fighters who launched a surprise attack on a Syrian border town massacred more than 200 civilians, including women and children, before they were killed or driven out by Kurdish forces, activists said on Saturday.
A North Dakota Oil Boom Goes Bust
In a field of brittle yellow grass and clotted mud about five miles north of Dickinson, North Dakota, stands a cemetery of sorts. Drilling rigs stretch into the sky like tall skeletons. The occasional lone truck rattles along a dirt road. Otherwise, the location is deserted.
Eurozone Rejects Greek Bailout Extension: All Bailout Programs Expire On June 30, Referendum Moot
In effect, and very symbolically, Greece is already out of the Eurogroup. Worse: the referendum is now moot as the programs will expire on Tuesday night and Greece won't have anything actionable to vote on next Sunday.
French terror suspect took selfie with beheaded victim
The top suspect in the beheading of a businessman that French authorities are calling a terrorist attack took a "selfie" photo with the slain victim and sent the image via WhatsApp to a Canadian mobile phone number, officials said Saturday.
Tunisia weighs new security approach as tourists flee
Thousands of tourists fled from Tunisia on Saturday after the country's worst terrorist attack killed 38 people — including 15 Britons — as the government struggles to prevent future jihadi attacks against the all-important tourism sector.
27 Jun 15
Syria crisis: Islamic State 'kills 120 civilians' in Kobane
Islamic State (IS) militants have killed more than 120 civilians since launching a fresh attack on the Syrian border town of Kobane, activists say.
IS "fired at everything that moved" after entering on Thursday, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
A separate IS attack on the north-eastern city of Hassakeh has displaced 60,000 people, the UN says.
Tunisia launches security clampdown after resort attack
Tunisia's Prime Minister Habib Essid has announced a clampdown on security after an attack on a holiday resort in which 38 people were killed.
He said army reservists would be deployed to archaeological sites and resorts.
About 80 mosques accused of "spreading venom" will close within a week, he said.
‘UN resolution on Palestinian state is dangerous – even if US plans to veto it’
French MP Meyer Habib is worried.
...“I tried to tell the president on our flight that, in my opinion, it is counterproductive to go to the UN and try to force Israel’s hand. The great powers should push parties to negotiate, that is the only way to reach a good agreement. I think he listened. He said he would update me,” Habib told The Jerusalem Post from his office in Paris the next day.