04 Sep 15
Kentucky County Clerk upheld the law and is a political prisoner in America
I’ll make this very brief, for it’s not that complicated. Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis broke no laws. In fact, she kept to her oath of office and upheld the Kentucky state Constitution by refusing to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples. Setting aside her Christian beliefs here, I ask anyone to show me the codified law of Rowan County or the state statute in which she has allegedly violated. It does not exist.
Obama Pushes Solar Power--In Arctic Town That Sees Little Sun in Winter
President Obama promoted solar energy to residents of Kotzebue, an Alaskan town located 26 miles north of the Arctic Circle that gets less than six hours of sunlight for 34 days in early December through early January.
Lawmaker: Synthetic weed leaving streets full of ‘zombies’
State and city legislators joined forces on Thursday to demand that online retailers such as eBay and Craigslist stop selling the dangerous synthetic marijuana known as K2.
“The Internet has become a virtual bodega and a chemist’s warehouse,” state Sen. Jeff Klein, a Bronx Democrat, said at a Manhattan press conference.
Iran thumbs nose at US even as Obama rallies support for nuke deal
Even as President Obama was securing the Senate support necessary to assure passage of the nuclear deal with Iran, Tehran's top defense officials were scoffing at U.S. claims the pact will restrict the Islamic Republic's military ambitions.
...“Iran does not plan to issue permission for the [International Atomic Energy Agency] to inspect every site," Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan told Al Mayadeen News...
Islamic State 'blows up Palmyra funerary towers'
Jihadist militants from Islamic State (IS) have blown up three funerary towers at the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria's antiquities chief has said.
Maamoun Abdul Karim said they included the Tower of Elahbel, built in AD103 and one of the best-preserved.
The multi-storey sandstone monuments, standing outside the city walls in an area known as the Valley of the Tombs, belonged to rich Palmyrene families.
Migrant crisis: EU 'must accept 200,000 refugees', UN says
EU nations must accept up to 200,000 refugees as part of a "common strategy" to replace their "piecemeal" approach to the migrant crisis, the UN says.
Antonio Guterres, head of the UN refugee agency, said the EU must mobilise "full force" for the crisis, calling it a "defining moment".
EU leaders, split over sharing the refugee burden, are scrambling to agree a response in meetings on Friday.
Sierra Leone village in quarantine after Ebola death
Nearly 1,000 people in Sierra Leone have been put under quarantine following the death of a 67-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola.
It comes five days into a six-week countdown for the country to be officially declared Ebola-free.
The quarantine will last for three weeks, provided no new cases are recorded.
UN expected to easily pass resolution allowing Palestinian flag to fly at New York HQ
The UN General assembly is likely to adopt a resolution next week that would allow the Palestinian flag to be raised at the United Nations in time for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' visit to New York...
The 193-nation body will vote on September 10 on the measure, predicted to easily garner enough support for easy passage, according to AFP.
Frosty relations over future of the Arctic
When, like Evon Peter, you know your ancestors have lived, hunted and fished the same land for 14,000 years, the concerns of nations which have existed only for a few hundred can seem trivial.
Yet in the Arctic, the proximity of Russia and the US is becoming hard to ignore.
Flashpoint: White House Confirms Russian Presence In Syria, Warns It Is "Destabilizing"
Two days ago we reported something which we had anticipated for a long time but nonetheless did not expect to take shape so swiftly: namely, that with Assad's regime close to collapse and fighting a war on three different fronts (one of which is directly supported by US air and "advisor" forces), Putin would have no choice but to finally intervene in the most anticipated showdown in recent history as "Russian fighter pilots are expected to begin arriving in Syria in the coming days, and will fly their Russian air force fighter jets and attack helicopters against ISIS and rebel-aligned targets within the failing state."
Palestinians attack US tourists mistaken as settlers
Palestinians attacked five US tourists driving in the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday, hurling a petrol bomb and rocks at their car, police said, apparently mistaking them for settlers.
Why aren’t there more Kim Davises?
A federal judge ordered Kim Davis — the defiant Kentucky county clerk who has cited her Christian faith in refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples — to jail Thursday afternoon for refusing to carry out the duties of her position.
Migrant crisis: Hungary train standoff enters second day
A tense stand-off between police and migrants on a train in Hungary is continuing into a second day.
On Thursday, police let the migrants board the train in Budapest but then tried to force them off at a refugee camp to the west of the capital.
If They Won’t Fight, Destroy Them
Children had their heads cut open and their brains removed. Others were pulled, whole and intact, from freezers then carved up and sold for scrap. Brokers haggled over the prices of heads and eyes and livers and hearts. Hands and feet were tossed about. These are the things we have learned about Planned Parenthood. What we are learning now is that Republican leaders have no inclination to fight this evil.
That Dead Boy is Barack Obama’s Fault
ISIS did not exist in the first few years of Barack Obama’s time in the White House. ISIS only became a thing when the White House, out of pride and arrogance, decided it was better to placate the left by withdrawing all troops from Iraq rather than help the Iraqis maintain their stability.
A young boy has died, washed up on the shores of Europe. His picture has shocked the world and his death is direct result of Barack Obama fleeing the Middle East, tail tucked between his leg, so he could pridefully say he ended a war he never wanted.
Magnitude 3.1 earthquake strikes about 11 miles from Mount St. Helens
A magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck Thursday afternoon about 11 miles north-northwest of Mount St. Helens, Washington Emergency Management said.
03 Sep 15
China holds massive military parade, to cut troop levels by 300,000
China's confidence in its armed forces and growing military assertiveness, especially in the disputed South China Sea, has rattled the region and drawn criticism from Washington.
Xi, speaking on a rostrum overlooking Beijing's Tiananmen Square before the parade began, said China would cut by 13 percent one of the world's biggest militaries, currently 2.3-million strong.
Battle of the Messiah’s: Iran Hastening Process of Mahdi’s Arrival with Horrific Chaos Around the World
Most people are aware of the Christian and Jewish concepts of messiah, but very few outside of Islam know of their concept of messiah and how it irreconcilably pits them against the Judeo-Christian world. Today, the Islamic concept of the messiah is being expressed in current political events, most notably in the nuclear agreement with Iran.
Palestinians Angered by Sanhedrin Decision to Put Pope Francis on Trial
The Sanhedrin decided to try the Pope after the Vatican signed its first comprehensive treaty with the “State of Palestine”, thereby officially recognizing its statehood. The treaty was ratified on May 13.
NATO Allies Making It Easier for Iran to Attack Israel?
Apparently, NATO allies believe, although the idea defies logic, that the nuclear deal with Iran will discourage the mullahs in Tehran from attacking Israel.
10 Mind Blowing Facts About CERN Large Collider You Need to Know
One year after CERN’s grand opening, Sergio Bertolucci, former Director for Research and Scientific Computing of the facility, grabbed headlines when he told a British tabloid the super collider could open otherworldly doors to another dimension for "a very tiny lapse of time,” mere fractions of a second. However, that may be just enough time “to peer into this open door, either by getting something out of it or sending something into it.”
$200,000 offer ends 'gay' Democrat's child-sex charges
“Mr. Bean offered him over $200,000 to civilly compromise this case,” Hasselman said, the Oregonian reported. “Now if you’re this child and you have the choice between embarrassment and $5 a day [as a paid witness] and over $200,000 … it seems to me that would be a highly influential factor in deciding what you’re going to do.” Bean was a donor for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign...
Hillary’s IT Guy Says He’ll Plead The 5th If Called To Testify About Homebrew Email Server
The State Department IT worker who managed Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was secretary of state will plead the Fifth Amendment if called to testify about his work on the Democratic presidential candidate’s mysterious email setup, his attorney informed the House Select Committee on Benghazi this week.
Jeb Bush's new stance on Trump: Bring it on
Republican Jeb Bush’s new campaign ad ridiculing Donald Trump as a “germophobe” and Democrat-in-disguise is just the start of what will be a bigger onslaught, signaling a more aggressive stance by the candidate, Bush advisers said on Wednesday.
The 2030 Agenda: This Month The UN Launches A Blueprint For A New World Order With The Help Of The Pope
Did you know that the UN is planning to launch a “new universal agenda” for humanity in September 2015? That phrase does not come from me – it is actually right in the very first paragraph of the official document that every UN member nation will formally approve at a conference later this month.
Legionnaires' outbreak in Illinois kills 8, sickens 41
An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has killed an eighth person in Quincy, Illinois, and sickened 41, mostly at a veterans home, health and veterans affairs officials said on Wednesday.
Four hurricanes swirling, more dangerous weather on tap
Forecasters are keeping a wary eye on four hurricanes -- two of which are Category 4 -- feeding off the warm waters of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Hurricane triplets Kilo, Ignacio and Jimena have simultaneously formed in the central Pacific. It’s the first time three hurricanes that held a Category 3 rating or stronger had formed in the central and eastern Pacific basins at the same time,
Tropical Storm Kevin forms in Pacific off Mexico's coast
Tropical Storm Kevin has formed in the eastern Pacific off Mexico's coast.
The storm's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 40 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Kevin is expected to remain a tropical storm through Friday.
Kerry Promises Israel, Saudis Money In Wake of Iran Nuclear Deal
Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday moved to reassure Congress that Israel and America’s Gulf State allies would be fully taken care of in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal, which Kerry acknowledged would not stop Iran’s support for terrorism, according to a letter sent by the secretary of state to lawmakers.
Obama secures enough support from senators for Iran deal
US President Barack Obama has secured enough support in the US Senate to ensure that the Iran nuclear deal will go into effect.
Democrat Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the 34th senator to back the deal on Wednesday.
US Congress could still oppose the deal, but Mr Obama has now enough votes to override any resolution of disapproval.