01 Apr 15
IS enters Palestinian camp in Damascus; Jordan closes border
DAMASCUS, Syria — Islamic State militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Wednesday and were clashing with a Palestinian group, the deepest foray yet by the extremist group into the Syrian capital, seat of President Bashar Assad's power, according to opposition activists and Palestinian officials.
Israel advances plans for largest Palestinian housing project
An Israeli committee has approved controversial plans for eventual construction of 2,200 Palestinian homes in occupied east Jerusalem, a spokeswoman said Wednesday, in the largest such project since 1967.
The Problems with Bill O’Reilly's Book Killing Jesus and Bill’s Troubling Worldview.
The Problems with Bill O’Reilly's book Killing Jesus and Bill’s Troubling Worldview. Hear Bill O’Reilly in his own words declare that the book of Luke and Matthew were embellished. Hear Bill say the Holy Spirit directed Bill to write this book that undermines the Word of God as Bill does not take the Word of God literally as he openly admits much of the Bible is allegory. Hear Bill say that anyone that lives a good life will get to heaven.
Tony Blair whisks Cherie away to Abu Dhabi to kill off talk of a divorce
Just last month it was reported Blair is to step back from his Middle East peace envoy role, which would enable him to spend more time with his clients.
Jesse Ventura to host new heavyweight current affairs show on RT America
“Off the Grid,” a talk show launched by Ventura last year on Larry King’s Ora TV internet network, will join RT’s Friday evening television line-up beginning this Friday, April 3.
In a statement released by RT, Ventura said the program will showcase “uncensored discussions on the critical issues facing America today.”
Joe Biden sending signal to American Jews?
VP's strange comment seen as dire warning by some. “You understand in your bones that no matter how hospitable, no matter how consequential, no matter how engaged, no matter how deeply involved you are in the United States … there is really only one absolute guarantee, and that’s the state of Israel,” Biden reportedly told the room full of surprised Jewish leaders. Israel Today magazine took the position that Biden’s comments may have been a type of prophetic warning to American Jewry, even if he didn’t fully realize the significance of his statement.
Russian strategist suggests nuking Yellowstone
The suggestion is attributed to Konstantin Sivkov, who wrote in an article at the Russian language VPK News that, “As a result, the U.S. will cease to exist.” While the rest of the world, he noted, would suffer a “catastrophe,” Russia likely would suffer little “due to the distance from the eruption site, the size of the territory and the location.”
'The Resistance' against Pope Francis
Ultra-traditionalist bishops in Brazil claim to be leading The Resistance to Pope Francis's religious revolution, despite their own excommunications. French Bishop Jean-Michel Faure said on Sunday (March 29) the new group rejects Pope Francis and what it calls his "new religion."
World Bank sees protracted recession in Russia
Russia faces a protracted recession as the impact of Western sanctions lingers and oil prices stay low, the World Bank said in a report published on Wednesday.
In its baseline scenario, the bank expected Russia's gross domestic product to contract by 3.8 percent in 2015 and a further 0.3 percent in 2016, describing medium-term growth prospects as dim.
For the second time in two weeks, a Forbush Decrease is underway. In other words, the number of cosmic rays around Earth is down. Forbush decreases happen when CMEs sweep past Earth and push aside cosmic rays that normally surround our planet. A CME that hit Earth on March 17th, St. Patrick's Day, triggered the strongest geomagnetic storm of the current solar cycle.
Arkansas passes 'religious freedom' bill similar to new Indiana law, sparking more protests
The state’s Republican-led House gave final approval to the bill, which prohibits the state and local governments from infringing on a person's religious beliefs without a "compelling" interest.
UN says Israel, not Iran, North Korea or Syria worst violator of human rights
Last week, Israel was the U.N.’s number one women’s rights violator. This week it is the U.N.’s all-round human rights villain.
Palestinians formally join International Criminal Court
The Palestinians have formally joined the International Criminal Court (ICC), a key step towards being able to pursue Israelis for alleged war crimes.
Foreign Minister Riad Malki attended a low-key ceremony at The Hague.
The ICC's chief prosecutor launched a "preliminary examination" in January, after the Palestinians signed its founding treaty, the Rome Statute.
At least nine dead as fatal storms hit Germany and Austria
At least nine people have been killed in gales that have battered Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK.
Seven people were killed in Germany, including two men whose car was hit by a tree.
German media reports that there have been dozens of injuries from flying branches.
China building 'great wall of sand' in South China Sea
China's land reclamation is creating a "great wall of sand" in the South China Sea, a top US official says, leading to "serious questions" on its intentions.
US Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Harry Harris made the comments in a speech in Australia on Tuesday night.
He said by pumping sand on to coral reefs and adding concrete, China had created "over 4sq/km (1.5 sq miles) of artificial landmass".
Iran, Russia express optimism as nuclear talks extended
Six world powers and Iran met again on Wednesday in a bid to reach a preliminary accord on reining in Tehran's nuclear programme, after failing to agree crucial details such as the lifting of UN sanctions by a midnight deadline.
...But as top negotiators from the powers met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Russia and Iran expressed optimism that an initial agreement was within reach.
Iranian aircraft buzzed Navy helicopter in Persian Gulf
Washington —An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed U.S. Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, sparking concern that top Iranian commanders might not be in full control of local forces.
Hacker Group Anonymous Threatens Israel With ‘Electronic Holocaust’
Cyber activist group Anonymous has released an internet video which threatens Israel with an “electronic Holocaust” on April 7, in a massive cyber attack planned to fall just over a week before Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 16, known in Israel as Yom HaShoah.
Sen. Cotton: Socialist France Tougher on Iran Than Obama
The socialist government of France is taking a tougher stance against Iran in the nuclear talks under way in Switzerland than is the United States, Sen. Tom Cotton told Fox News Channel.
McCain Joins Bolton, Invites Israel to Bomb Iran
Senator John McCain took to the Senate floor last week to rail against peace talks with Iran. No surprises there. But McCain went beyond blasting the deal. He suggested a surprising and disturbing method of blowing up the talks.
The Israelis will need to chart their own path of resistance. On the Iranian nuclear deal, they may have to go rogue. Let's hope their warnings have not been mere bluffs. Israel survived its first 19 years without meaningful U.S. patronage. For now, all it has to do is get through the next 22, admittedly long, months.
31 Mar 15
Taiwan, Norway seek to join China-backed AIIB, Japan still cautious
Japan remains cautious about signing up to the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), indicating that Tokyo will miss the March 31 deadline for application, but both Taiwan and Norway said they would seek to join the institution. Finance Minister Taro Aso reiterated Japan's concerns about governance at the AIIB, its debt sustainability and environmental and social safeguards.
Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown exposes hundreds of suspected cases
A three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone has exposed hundreds of potential new cases of Ebola, aiding efforts to bring to an end an epidemic that has already killed 3,000 people in the country. Reports to authorities of sick people increased by 191 percent in Western Area, which includes the capital, during the lockdown compared with the previous weekend, said Obi Sesay of the National Ebola Response Center.
NY Assembly Passes Abortion Bill Allowing Shooting 3rd Trimester Babies Through the Heart With Poison
The New York State Assembly voted a resounding 94-49 Wednesday to approve a bill that would allow third trimester abortions using procedures such as a shot of poison to the baby’s heart by medical professionals who won’t necessarily be doctors. “And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.” 2 Kings 17:17 (KJV)
What an Iran nuclear deal could look like
World powers want to cut Iran's ability to build an atomic weapon to a "one-year breakout time." That would mean Tehran would need at least 12 months to be able to produce enough material for a nuclear bomb.
The assumption is that the international community would have enough time to detect such a move -- and could seek to strike or destroy the facilities.
Iran Likely to Force Obama to Back Down on ‘Deadline Threat’
Quoting anonymous sources, AP said that marathon talks have produced “mixed results” but that both sides will issue a general statement to continue negotiations, exactly what President Obama said would not happen.
One-Third of GOP Voters See Obama Worse for US than Assad and Putin
A Reuters online poll reveals that 34 percent of Republican voters view President Barack Obama as more of an imminent threat to the United States than Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON
On Saturday morning, April 4th, sky watchers in the USA can see a brief but beautiful total eclipse of the Moon.
If Liberals Are The Good Guys, Why Do They Lie So Much?
If you listen to liberals, you’d believe that conservatives are hateful, racist, cruel, selfish dishonest, mean-spirited Fascists while liberals are compassionate, caring, open minded, honest, giving saints who want the best for everyone. If that’s true, then why is it that liberals have to incessantly lie about what they’re doing, what’s happening in the world and about conservatives?
Multiple Earthquakes Recorded In Oklahoma
at 12:57 a.m., a 3.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded 11 miles west of Stillwater, At 1:06 a.m., a 3.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded ten miles west of Stillwater, And again, at 9:17 a.m., another 3.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded 11 miles east, northeast of Perry...
South Pacific Earthquakes Rattle Several Nations, Small Tsunami Follows
A pair of strong earthquakes rattled the South Pacific nations of Tonga, Samoa and Papua New Guinea Monday. The South Pacific earthquakes resulted in a small tsunami, frightening locals near the epicentre. However, there had been no reports of damage or injuries so far