29 Jan 15
A Tale Of Two City Protests: Sharia In Dallas Vs. Christian Prayer In Baton Rouge
“the militant Muslim is the person who beheads the Infidel, while the moderate Muslim holds the feet of the victim.”
State Department Hosts Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders
The Muslim Brotherhood is an Islamist organization that advocates jihad. Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Muhammed Badi said in a September 2010 sermon that “change that the [Muslim] nation seeks can only be attained through jihad and sacrifice and by raising a jihadi generation that pursues death just as the enemies pursue life.”
Fed outlook and Greece worries hit stocks, dollar up
Stocks fell in Europe and Asia and the dollar strengthened on Thursday after the Federal Reserve took an upbeat view of the world's largest economy and signaled it was on track to raise interest rates this year. The stronger dollar helped push U.S. oil prices to six-year lows and weighed on the price of gold.
Gun range's ban on Muslims draws fire
she made the decision in September after two customers she deemed suspicious visited. She said their furtive behavior and cellphone ringtones of “Allahu Akhbar” prompted her to revise her range’s policies.
SOUTHERN CORONAL HOLE
A vast hole has opened in the sun's atmosphere over the sun's south pole. hot gas flows outward at speeds exceeding a million mph. A stream of solar wind from this coronal hole is expected to reach Earth in the days ahead.
Look Who is Behind the New US Democratic-Style Campaign in Israel
Flying in to run the show is none other than Jeremy Bird. The same Bird who was the deputy national campaign director and then national campaign director for Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, respectively.
North Korea demanded $10bn in cash and food to attend talks with South
North Korea demanded $10 billion in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak said, adding that he refused to pay anything for holding talks.
..."as a condition for a summit" that included 400,000 tons of rice, 100,000 tons of corn, 300,000 tons of fertilizer and $10 billion in capital the North would use to set up a bank.
Who is killing the great bankers of Europe?
This is either the most interesting case of coincidental deaths or one of the most evil plots in modern history.
Western bankers are dropping dead all over the place - most of them youngish and in good health. There appear to be an unusual number of suicides and "unexplained" deaths.
Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department
The State Department hosted a delegation of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned leaders this week for a meeting about their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, who rose to power following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, an ally of the Brotherhood, in 2013.
Millions to owe Obamacare tax penalty
Some 3 million to 6 million Americans will have to pay an Obamacare tax penalty for not having health insurance last year, Treasury officials said Wednesday. It's the first time they have given estimates for how many people will be subject to a fine.
The penalty is $95, or 1% of income above a certain threshold (roughly $20,000 for a couple). So you could end up owing the IRS a lot of money.
Ebola outbreak: Virus mutating, scientists warn
Scientists tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.
Researchers at the Institut Pasteur in France, which first identified the outbreak last March, are investigating whether it could have become more contagious.
More than 22,000 people have been infected with Ebola and 8,795 have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
North Korea might be restarting nuke plant, US institute says
North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.
If true, the finding, which is based on recent commercial satellite imagery, will be an added worry for the United States and the North's neighbors at a time of increasing animosity over recent U.S. sanctions against the North and Pyongyang's fury about a U.N. push to punish its alleged human rights abuses.
The Pentagon Is Pushing For Better Weapons To Stay Ahead Of China And Russia
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work on Wednesday urged NATO allies to develop and make more innovative weapons, and said bold action was needed to stay ahead of rapid weapons development by China, Russia and other countries.
The New Greek Government Arrives In Its Residence: Finds No Power, No Wifi Password And No Toilet Soap
Things in Greece are bad. So bad, that the outgoing government of Antonis Samaras decided to not only leave the new inhabitants of the official residence of the Greek prime minister, the Maximos Mansion, without power, and without the WiFi password, but they decided to "borrow" all the soap in the toilet as well.
US nuclear scientist jailed for trying to sell secrets
A former scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US has been sentenced to five years in jail for attempting to pass nuclear bomb-making secrets to Venezuela.
Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni pleaded guilty in 2013 to delivering secrets to an undercover FBI agent, who he thought was a Venezuelan official.
Pedro Mascheroni, who is 79, is originally from Argentina.
Hezbollah will pay 'full price' for deadly attack: Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Lebanon's Hezbollah it will pay the "full price" after missiles killed two Israeli soldiers in an attack that raised fears of another all-out war.
Iran names new UN ambassador after US visa refusal
Iran appointed a new UN ambassador Wednesday following Washington's refusal to grant a US visa to a previous nominee over the 1979 embassy hostage crisis, state news agency IRNA said.
28 Jan 15
5.7 earthquake strikes in Northern California
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon 25 miles from Ferndale in Northern California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
House plots new lawsuit against Obama's immigration orders
Under the emerging plan, members would vote on a resolution authorizing the House to take various legal actions. Options could include filing a new lawsuit against the president or joining the states' lawsuit against the executive action.
Snowden files show Canada spy agency runs global Internet watch
The spying initiative was revealed in 2012 documents obtained by U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden. It is the first revelation from the Snowden files to show Canada has launched its own mass, globe-spanning Internet surveillance.
In Saudi Arabia, Michelle Obama raises eyebrows with a handshake and some hair
Despite the country's strict modesty standards, Obama met the recently-instated King Salman without a headscarf and shook his hand.
Though foreign women visiting Saudi Arabia are not required to wear a headscarf, the decision to go with hair uncovered drew criticism.
'We will cut off your head in the White House': ISIS threatens to behead Obama and turn the U.S. into a 'Muslim province' in new execu
slamic State militants have threatened to behead Barack Obama and turn the U.S. into a Muslim province in the latest gruesome video to emerge from their self-styled caliphate.
The footage shows a black-clad jihadist standing over a Kurdish soldier who, in a sickening climax to the video, has his head cut off.
FEAR GRIPS VATICAN: 'Islamic State is clear. They want to kill the Pope'
Iraq's ambassador to the Holy See, Habib Al Sadr, at the time warned that "what has been declared by the self-declared Islamic State is clear. They want to kill the Pope. The threats against the Pope are credible."
ECONOMIC EARTHQUAKE: IBM rumored to lay off 110,000 employees - biggest cull in business history
There are alarming indications that the largest corporate layoff in history may be near. There are rumors afoot that computer IBM plans to lay off 110,000 employees shortly. As their entire worldwide workforce is estimated at 430,000, this represents a quarter of their employees.
Top Obama Aid Working to Defeat Israeli Right
A top appointee in President Barack Obama’s 2012 election campaign is now working to defeat Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in the upcoming March election in Israel, according to the Daily Caller website.
Ukraine looking more like Poland on the brink of World War Two
more than 9,000 Russian soldiers and several hundred tanks are on active duty in Ukraine and that 7 percent of his nation’s territory is effectively occupied. “If this is not aggression, what is aggression?” he asked.
Moscow Talks to Defuse Syrian War Begin
Syrian opposition figures and representatives of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad began talks in Moscow Wednesday, but there was little hope that they would make a breakthrough in ending the country's bloody four-year civil war that has claimed over 200,000 lives.
Secret planting of up to 75,000 Syrian Muslims begins in U.S.
refugees, most of them Muslims, will be resettled in cities throughout the U.S. in 2015, with that figure expected to surge to near 75,000 over the next five years.
Obama’s Policies Bring the Golan to a Boil
ISIS gained a foothold there when the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade of the Free Syrian Army “defected” from the de facto alliance with the U.S.-Arab coalition against Assad, and declared its allegiance to ISIS. The Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade had been one of the most active rebel factions holding territory directly adjacent to the “area of separation” between Syria and Israel
On Monday, Jan. 26th, mountain-sized asteroid 2004 BL86 flew past Earth--and it was not alone. NASA radar images revealed, to the surprise of astronomers, that the space rock has its own moon.