Nov. 2, 2015
President Obama will announce as much as $8 million in educational grants to communities on Monday as part of a meeting in Newark, New Jersey, with former prisoners who have found employment after ending their incarceration. The grants will go to nine communities in an effort to create effective education programs to help former inmates re-enter society.
Newly elected U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Republicans will be a more focused, open and productive force under his leadership in an effort to become a more effective check on President Barack Obama.
A record 218,394 migrants fled across the Mediterranean Sea in October, more than in all of last year, the United Nations refugee agency said. The figure was up from 172,843 the previous month, and from 23,050 in October 2014.
An external impact probably caused structural damage leading to the crash of an Airbus A321 in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula killing all 224 on board, according to the Russian airline.
China’s crackdown on its financial industry is intensifying as authorities investigate strategies blamed for exacerbating a $5 trillion stock-market rout.
The U.S. and South Korea approved a joint plan to deal with North Korean missiles carrying nuclear and biochemical warheads after Kim Jong Un’s regime ratcheted up its threats of attack.
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A clear majority of Iranian legislators said Monday the Islamic republic will not abandon the slogan of “Death to America” despite its July nuclear accord with world powers.
China’s first big passenger plane rolled off the assembly line on Monday as the Asian giant seeks the prestige of having its own aviation sector, and to challenge foreign giants Airbus and Boeing for market share.
A customer with a concealed carry license shot and killed an armed man attempting to rob a neighborhood store, Chicago police said Sunday.
One student was shot dead and another wounded after gunfire erupted Sunday near dormitories on the Winston-Salem State University campus.
Just like his predecessor, the freshly elected speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, has no qualms about opposing the White House. In a series of interviews Sunday, Rep. Ryan (R) of Wisconsin revealed that he has no intention of working with President Barack Obama on comprehensive immigration reform, an issue for which Obama had issued executive orders last year.
Scientists at the world’s largest atom smasher have made a precise tally of the jumbled cascade of particles produced when two proton beams are smashed together. The results could help researchers discover new types of particles, akin to the now-famous Higgs boson.
A British-built observatory located on Hawaii’s tallest mountain announced that it would be closing, meeting the request of Hawaii’s Gov. Ige to shut down 25 percent of the telescopes on the mountain, in order to facilitate the construction of the Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT).
China on Monday raised the daily reference rate for its yuan currency by the largest margin in a decade, officials and reports said, just three months after a surprise devaluation sent shockwaves through global markets.
The U.S. military on Sunday hailed the success of a complex $230 million test of the U.S. missile defense system that it said showed the ability of the Aegis and THAAD weapons systems to identify and destroy ballistic and cruise missiles at once.
Once taboo, cosmetic surgery for Brazilian men is advancing at a rapid pace, with one male going under the knife every two minutes, experts said in an article Sunday.
The US navy has found wreckage it believes to be from the doomed freighter El Faro which sank during Hurricane Joaquin a month ago, the National Transportation Safety Board said Saturday.
Despite an improving job market, more millennials are moving back home with their parents – and staying longer. A third of 18- to 34-year-olds are living with their families — more than during the Great Recession
China’s top family planning body has warned couples that they must continue to obey the country’s one-child policy until the law changes in March.
Prosecutors in Lebanon have charged a Saudi prince and nine other people with drug smuggling, a week after a record seizure at Beirut’s airport. He and four other Saudis were arrested after two tons of Captagon pills were found in cases being loaded on a private jet.
The US will release nearly 6,000 people jailed for drug crimes in the coming days. About 3,400 inmates were already confined in places like halfway houses. Another 1,700 of the inmates are not US citizens and will possibly face deportation.
Insiders in the group that represents ISIS in the Gaza Strip claimed to WND Sunday that the global jihadist group will soon release information purporting to show how it helped to bring down the Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt, killing all 224 people on board.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday that radiation levels of up to 9.4 sieverts per hour have been detected outside a reactor containment vessel at the meltdown-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. People exposed to the maximum radiation dose for some 45 minutes will die. Tepco expects decontamination work to take at least one month.
A dispute has erupted across Scotland over a proposal by activists to impose mandatory LGBT training on children as young as 5 years old.
A new study published in PNAS finds that firstborn children tend to score higher on objective measures of intelligence and self-reported measures of intelligence. But it finds that there are no birth-order effects on other personality characteristics.
Top News – 11/2/2015
Texas woman used in ‘blood ritual’ while being held captive
“It was a form of witchcraft where they cut her hair and drew blood from her,” he said.
Bomb May Have Blown Up Russian Airbus Flight over Sinai
Egyptian officials suspect that terrorists planted a bomb onboard the Russian Airbus A321 that crashed on Saturday over the Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 crew and passengers.
Hunters Discover Massive “Gash” in Earth 150 Miles from Yellowstone Caldera
Hunters chasing after the antelope in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains have come across something quite unexpected: a crack in the earth about 700 yards long and 50 yards wide. The natural phenomenon was first recorded by Randy Becker and then later shared online by SNS Outfitters, an antelope hunting guide service, where the pictures soon started a buzz.
Russian bombs batter Syria; US jets silent for 3 days
The Russian defense ministry said Monday it had hit 94 targets in just the past 24 hours. US defense officials say Russian sorties have no bearing on coalition actions in Syria, and insist the situation reflects greater discrimination and refinement in terms of which targets are struck
Cyclone blows through the Persian Gulf
Thousands of oil workers were evacuated from the coast of Oman today as the most powerful cyclone in 60 years roared up the Persian Gulf…
Report: CIA Recruiting Israeli Soldiers
Channel 2 television reported that the IDF has warned soldiers, especially American “olim,” to be careful not to fall into a trap and leak confidential information.
New Rules of Engagement Result in Safer Security Forces, High Arab Casualties
In late September, 2015, following a critical increase in Arab terrorism, Israel changed the rules of engagement for its security forces. The perceived result has been a decline in injuries and casualties among Israeli police and the military– in part, due to the use of preemptive measures, and a sharp rise in injuries and casualties among Arab rioters and terrorists.
Voyager probes to receive humanity’s final message to the cosmos before contact lost
The probes were launched with the intention of exploring the farthest reaches of Earth’s solar system. Now, as they reach the outer edge of the planetary group, their on-board electricity supply is running out. Scientists are expected to lose contact with the probes in 2,920 days.
Author to conservatives: Persevere to outlast ‘gay revolution’
“Hey, buddy – we’re not going anywhere,” Brown proclaimed in an interview with WND. “We’re not backing down, we’re not bowing down, we’re not caving in, we’re not quitting. We are here for the long haul.” The Supreme Court may have declared “same-sex marriage” a constitutional right, and a majority of Americans now support “same-sex marriage,” but Brown does not believe that means the marriage fight is over.
Russian airline: The plane that crashed in Sinai must have been damaged by an external force
Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that there are not yet any grounds to rule out any theory for the crash of the Russian airliner in Egypt, including terrorism.
Magnitude-4.3 earthquake hits central Alaska near small town
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude-4.3 earthquake hit central Alaska on Saturday night. The agency says the quake’s epicenter is 61 miles west of the town of Talkeetna, which has an estimated population of 900, and 97 miles northwest of Anchorage, the state’s largest city
GEOMAGNETIC STORMS LIKELY TODAY
NOAA forecasters estimate a 90% chance of geomagnetic storms on Nov. 2nd-3rd when a fast-moving stream of solar wind is expected to hit Earth’s magnetic field.
A series of earthquakes north of Phoenix jolts residents
A series of three sizable earthquakes, including a magnitude 4.1, jolted Arizona on Sunday evening rattling homes in the Phoenix area.
Israel is Avoiding the Abyss, For Now
For the past four weeks, Israel and the West Bank have been hit by a wave of stabbing attacks by Palestinian Muslims on Israeli Jews and protests in the West Bank. Palestinian fury derives from claims that Israel planned to change the status quo banning Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, as it is known to Jewish people, or Haram al-Sharif, as it is known to Muslims.
$20 trillion man: National debt nearly doubles during Obama presidency
When President Obama signs into law the new two-year budget deal Monday, his action will bring into sharper focus a part of his legacy that he doesn’t like to talk about: He is the $20 trillion man. Mr. Obama’s spending agreement with Congress will suspend the nation’s debt limit and allow the Treasury to borrow another $1.5 trillion or so by the end of his presidency in 2017.
Yemen island hit as Cyclone Chapala heads for mainland
A rare tropical cyclone has hit the remote Yemeni island of Socotra, killing at least one person before heading towards the Yemeni mainland. Many residents took shelter in schools and caves as the storm, named Chapala, brought hurricane-force winds, heavy rain and powerful waves to the island. Photos and videos posted online showed water flowing through the streets of the provincial capital, Hadibu.
Pope Francis to make official visit to Mexico in February
Pope Francis has announced that he will make his first official visit to Mexico early next year. The Vatican says the Pope’s eight-day trip will begin on 12 February. Pope Francis is expected to address issues such as poverty, organised crime and discrimination against migrants who look for a better life in their own country or abroad.
Turkey election: Erdogan calls on world to respect result
Turkey’s president says the world must respect the results of the election, which saw the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) regain its parliamentary majority. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said voters had chosen stability following unrest. With almost all ballots counted, state-run Anadolu news agency said the AKP had won 49.4% of the vote, with the main opposition CHP on 25.4%.
Jordanian sheikh stirs controversy with fatwa against killing Jews
A senior Jordanian Salafi sheikh… issued a fatwa against killing Jews. Sheikh Ali Halabi said…that Jews can be killed during war only…at other times is a betrayal. When asked by a student if it is permissible to kill Jews in Palestine, the sheikh answered: “Someone who protects you, gives you electricity and water, transfers you money and you work for him and take his money – would you betray him, even if he was a Jew?”
Unilateral building freeze reportedly implemented throughout east Jerusalem
The Jerusalem Municipality has suspended all building activity in the eastern portion of the capital, which will impact the controversial residential construction plan in Ramat Shlomo… According to the report, the construction freeze order, which will be submitted this week…applies unilaterally to Palestinian and Jewish homes.
Israel economy minister resigns to allow major gas deal: PM
Israel’s economy minister resigned on Sunday, opening the way for the government to greenlight a multibillion dollar gas deal with US energy giant Noble Energy, a statement from the Prime Minister’s office said.
STEALTH AGENDA: New UN Tribunal to Judge US for “Climate Debt”
The official draft text of the climate treaty for the soon-to-start UN Climate Summit in Paris proposes to establish a global Supreme Court that would rule on issues such as “climate justice,” “climate finance,” “technology transfers,” and “climate debt.”
Putin’s Approval Rating Reaches Historic Maximum of Almost 90%
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has reached historical maximum and hit almost 90%, according to a poll conducted by Russian Public Opinion Research Center (WCIOM).
Russian plane that crashed in Egypt ‘broke up in the air’
A Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula broke up in mid-air, an official of a Moscow-based aviation agency said on Sunday after visiting the disaster site, but stressed it was too early to draw conclusions from this.
Haitians Flow Into Cemeteries To Mark Voodoo Day Of The Dead
Revelers streamed into cemeteries across Haiti on Sunday bearing beeswax candles, food offerings and bottles of rum infused with hot peppers to mark the country’s annual Voodoo festival of the dead.
Top Headlines – 11/2/2015
Barkat to Netanyahu: Enough talk about strengthening Jerusalem, it’s time for action
‘Dividing capital into Arab and Jewish municipalities is the only way to end bloodshed’
Despite New Impetus, Differences Thwart Israeli-Palestinian Peace Effort
Trudeau tells Netanyahu there’ll be friendly ties but a ‘shift in tone’
US sends warning to Kuwait Airways over discrimination against Israelis
Israel economy minister resigns to allow major gas deal: PM
IDF warns soldiers: Beware of CIA recruitment
IDF on Mount Hermon preparing for Iran-backed terrorism
In new Hebrew clip, IS promises ‘great war’ on Jews
The Sinai plane crash: Did ISIS do it?
Russian aviation agency: Debris scattered widely suggests plane broke up at great altitude
Al-Qaida chief urges militant unity against Russia in Syria
Republicans say Obama’s deployment of 50 ground troops in Syria ‘shows weakness’
Putin’s Popularity Reaches Historic High of Almost 90 Percent
Turkey election: President Erdogan tightens his grip on power in surprise landslide victory
Turkish PM says election outcome a ‘victory for democracy’
Turkish PM calls for new constitution after election victory
US, South Korea defense chiefs urge North Korea to cease nuclear activities
U.S., South Korea defense chiefs vow no tolerance for North Korea provocation
Japanese Prime Minister: South China Sea a cause for international concern
Bill Gates: Only Socialism Can Save Planet
$20 trillion man: National debt nearly doubles during Obama presidency
Biometric banking is booming
Study: Self-driving cars have higher accident rate
Oil prices drop on China demand worries
5.9 magnitude earthquake hits near San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Taitung City, Taiwan
5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Ndoi Island, Fiji
Earthquake Swarm Tally in San Ramon Keeps Rising, Quakes Now Near 450 in Two Weeks
Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 27,000ft
Colima volcano in Mexico erupts to 24,000ft
Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 18,000ft
Karymsky volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 18,000ft
Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft
Rinjani volcano in Indonesia erupts to 11,000ft
Tropical Cyclone Chapala Threatens Yemen With Flooding, Damaging Wind
Iraq declares state of emergency in areas hit by extreme rainfall
Texas, Southern Plains on Alert for Another Round of Flooding Rainfall
Chipotle closes dozens of stores in Washington and Oregon in E. coli scare
Paul Ryan doubtful about defunding Planned Parenthood
NGO petitions High Court to allow same-sex marriage in Israel
Massachusetts ‘United Church of Christ’ Hosts Blasphemous ‘Drag Gospel Festival’
Haitians flow into cemeteries to mark Voodoo day of the dead
US prisoner release: Nearly 6,000 drug inmates to go free
Father stabbed in front of child in Calif. road rage attack
Philly-area police confirm finding needles in candy
Steve Lumbley – Superstition – The Fruit of Christian Zionism
W.F.White – The Pagan Pope Francis, Universalism, and The Global Agenda of Rome
German Church Removes Symbols of Christianity To Make Muslim Migrants ‘Comfortable’
UMC and Episcopalian Church Clergy Lead Prayer Rally to “Bless” Abortion Clinic
RCC idolatry tour Rolls into Dallas to display remains of young saint killed in rape attempt
Billy Graham, product of the religious system says: It’s a Sin to Criticize Your Pastor
New Jersey Pastor Ron Christian Found Dead Inside Church – No Foul Play Suspected
‘Muslims are just sick of Islam’: More refugees in Iraq embracing Jesus Christ
1) Kentucky governorship election’s significance elevated by conflicts over gay marriage, Kim Davis
Kentucky Gubernatorial Race May Give GOP an Opening, Wall Street Journal (Arian Campo-Flores))
2) Amendments to legalize marijuana in Ohio sow confusion as big business co-opts industry
On Ballot, Ohio Grapples With Specter of Marijuana Monopoly, New York Times (Mitch Smith and Shery Gay Stolberg)
3) Possible overturn of Houston ‘bathroom ordinance’ threatens city’s progressive reputation, economic status
Gay rights battle flares in Houston over nondiscrimination ordinance, Washington Post (Sandhya Somashekhar)
The Equal Rights Fight Over Houston’s Bathrooms, New York Times (Mimi Swartz)
4) Discussion of dying sun reveals secular worldview expectation of end of world
Far in Space, a Glance at How Earth May End, Wall Street Journal (Gautam Naik)
In other news…
Frontrunning: November 02
- Baffle with BS: German Bonds Decline Along With Peers as Draghi Cools QE Talk (Read More)
- And yet… ECB’s Nowotny says low inflation forces ECB to act (Read More)
- Stocks fall on China data, but stronger euro zone lifts gloom (Read More)
- Global factories struggle as stimulus fails to spur (Read More)
- Russian airline rules out technical fault, pilot error in Egypt crash (Read More)
- Turkey returns to single-party rule in boost for Erdogan (Read More)
- Shanghai Police Said to Raid Office of Hedge Fund Firm Zexi (Read More)
- Volkswagen Failed to Report Fatal Incident to U.S. Regulator (Read More)
- Jeb 2.0: Bush relaunches campaign with e-book, tour (Read More)
- Clinton and Sanders Enter New Phase in Battle for New Hampshire (Read More)
- Oil Guru Who Called 2014 Rout Sees OPEC Production on Hold (Read More)
- Sprint Targets Snacks, Additional Cost Cuts (Read More)
- Record Migrant Numbers Crossed Mediterranean in October, UN Says (Read More)
- Apple Financing Seen a Boon for Cheaper Carriers Like T-Mobile (Read More)
- Valeant Short Seller Dials Back Warning of Bombshell Report on Monday (Read More)
- Shire to buy Dyax for $5.9 billion, still wants Baxalta (Read More)
- National Bank of Greece Offers Debt Swap Following Stress Tests (Read More)
- Visa Agrees to Buy Visa Europe for as Much as $23.4 Billion (Read More)
- As third enrollment season kicks off, insurers move to curb costs, boost premiums (Read More)
- Drug Makers Buy Pricey Vouchers to Speed Products to Market (Read More)
At the upcoming United Nations Climate Summit in Paris, participating nations have prepared a treaty that would create an International Tribunal of Climate Justice giving Third World countries the power to haul the U.S. into a global court with enforcement powers.
Congress would be bypassed – left out in the cold – by this climate deal, critics say.Policies once left to sovereign nations could be turned over to a U.N. body if the U.S. and its allies approve the proposed deal in Paris during the summit scheduled for Nov. 30-Dec. 11.
According to the proposed draft text of the climate treaty, the tribunal would take up issues such as “climate justice,” “climate finance,” “technology transfers,” and “climate debt.” Buried on page 19 of the 34-page document is the critical text – still heavily bracketed with text that hasn’t been completely resolved and agreed upon – reads:
An International Tribunal of Climate Justice as a compliance mechanism is hereby established to address cases of non-compliance of the commitments of developed country Parties on mitigation, adaptation, [provision of] finance, technology development and transfer [and][,] capacity-building[,] and transparency of action and support, including through the development of an indicative list of consequences, taking into account the cause, type, degree and frequency of non-compliance.
The U.N. held a preparatory conference in September in Bonn, Germany, that drafted language to be approved at the upcoming Paris climate summit. At the Bonn meeting the U.N. brought together more than 2,000 participants from governments, observer organizations and the media.
But none of those media chose to report on the proposed new global tribunal.
The Paris Conference is mandated to adopt “a protocol, another legal instrument or an agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all parties,” which is to come into force in 2020, according to IISD Reporting Services, which tracks the global sustainable development movement.
Like many initiatives that come out of the U.N., there has been a media blackout on coverage of the potential for a new world tribunal that would make binding decisions on a host of issues critical to the U.S. economy. The draft text has been available on the Internet since Oct. 20 for all to see.
“The only mentions one is likely to find with search engines are alarms being sounded by critics, the climate realists who reject the apocalyptic predictions (and discredited pseudo-science – see: here, here, and here) of the multi-billion dollar global warming lobby,” writes William F. Jasper for the New American magazine.
China, India behind the move
One such critic is the Craig Rucker, executive director and co-founder of CFACT.
Rucker points out that more than 130 developing nations – “led by South Africa and instigated by China and India” – are insisting they will not sign a climate deal in Paris unless it contains massive redistribution of wealth from developed to poor nations.
“Now they want the power to haul the U.S. and its allies before a U.N. Star Chamber to enforce compliance,” Rucker writes.
He also notes that this is not the first time the U.N. has tried to insert language creating a global climate court into a U.N. climate document. It happened in 2011 at a summit in Durban but was stripped at the last minute when CFACT blew the whistle and some media outlets picked up the story.
But this time around, the globalists writing the text have substituted the world “tribunal” for “court” and insist the body will be “non-judicial.”
“The slight edit to the terminology offers little comfort,” Rucker said, cautioning that the word “tribunal” could get watered down further if it attracts too much attention.
“If the climate tribunal becomes the focus of public scrutiny, watch for the negotiators to pull a switch behind closed doors and try and accomplish the same thing by re-branding it an enforcement ‘mechanism,’” he said.
Ceding sovereignty to U.N. bureaucracy
“Whatever they call it, countries who sign onto this agreement will be voting to expand the reach of the U.N. climate bureaucracy, cede national sovereignty, and create a one-way street along which billions will be redistributed from developed to poor nations,” Rucker says. “Developed nations would be expected to slash their emissions while the ‘poor’ countries expand theirs. China, which holds a trillion dollars in U.S. debt, would be counted among the poor.”
He said China and India are “delighted,” with the prospect.
“They would like nothing better than a world where the West cedes the competitive advantages their free market economies created,” Rucker writes. “They hope for a future where Asia does the manufacturing and the U.S. and Europe do the importing – until their wealth runs out, anyway.”
Obama, Kerry ‘desperate’ to claim treaty as success
Rucker said President Obama and John Kerry are desperate to claim the climate treaty as a foreign policy “success.”
“President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry are mired in foreign policy failures,” Rucker notes. “They desperately want to get this agreement signed so they can claim a victory for their legacies.
“How far are they willing to sell out American interests to get this ill-begotten agreement signed?” source
Did you know that the United Nations intends to have biometric identification cards in the hands of every single man, woman and child on the entire planet by the year 2030? And did you know that a central database in Geneva, Switzerland will be collecting data from many of these cards? Previously, I have written about the 17 new “Global Goals” that the UN launched at the end of September. Even after writing several articles about these new Global Goals, I still don’t think that most of my readers really grasp how insidious they actually are. This new agenda truly is a template for a “New World Order”, and if you dig into the sub-points for these new Global Goals you find some very alarming things. (Read More….)
According to German press reports, keeping track of all the Muhammads and Alis pouring across borders is proving ever so tricky for European countries being flooded with people on the move from the Middle East and Africa. Now, the United Nations is partnering with a private company to offer a solution – a new “universal” identification system that will comply with the United Nations’ sustainability goal of getting “legal” biometric IDs that include iris scans, photographs and fingerprints, “into the hands of everyone in the world by the year 2030.”…………. Click here for full story
A homosexual-activist group called Time for Inclusive Education launched a petition demanding children in their earliest years of schooling “learn about homosexual, bisexual and transgender issues.” But Rev. David Robertson, moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, calls the proposal a “Trojan horse to impose an ideological perspective on all pupils.”……… Click here for full story
It now appears that Google is actively taking steps to consolidate every bit of information and put it into a single database to create a form of artificial intelligence that may very well put in place the infrastructure for the antichrist to take advantage of.“ Google will know the answer to your question before you have asked it, he says. It will have read every email you’ve ever written, every document, every idle thought you’ve ever tapped into a search-engine box. It will know you better than your intimate partner does. Better, perhaps, than even yourself,”…………… Click here for full story
|Huge ice flash flood sweeps across Saudi Arabia
Posted: 02 Nov 2015 08:03 AM PST
Saudi Arabia has been hit by unprecedented ice flash floods, as seasonal low pressure brings huge downpours to Iraq and Iran as well. The shocking video shows chunks of ice the size of large ball bearings. Extreme weather conditions have been lashing the country since October 28, as the low pressure area concentrated over the northern part of the Persian Gulf, according to climate scientist Dr Abd al-Aziz al-Rubaie, as cited by thewatchers.com. FULL REPORT
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|German Schools Abolish Christian Festival to Avoid Offending Muslim Migrants
Posted: 02 Nov 2015 07:51 AM PST
Primary schools and kindergartens in Germany are abolishing a Christian celebration and changing it into a generic “festival of lights” so as not to offend the hundreds of thousands of Muslim migrants pouring into the country. According to a translated report out of the Epoch Times, schools are re-naming the Christian-themed St. Martin’s Day, an annual celebration that takes place in numerous European countries on November 11. Several daycare centers in Düsseldorf have abolished the festival altogether out of “consideration for the refugees,” a decision that has prompted fierce criticism from head teachers at other schools in the region.
Others have re-named the event the “Festival of Lights” in order to “facilitate the integration” of the Muslim migrants, said Nanette Weidelt, head of the Düsseldorf Don Bosco-Montessori School. Leftist politicians have been attempting to amend the celebration for a number of years, with Rüdiger Sagel insisting the change was a necessary response to the “high proportion of Muslim children in the day care centers.” “You should not impose the Christian tradition,” Sagel asserted. However, some see the change as yet another example of how Germans are being forced to integrate with Muslim culture and not the other way around as it should be FULL REPORT
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|One Of The Most Dangerous Volcanoes In North America Is Roaring To Life
Posted: 02 Nov 2015 06:15 AM PST
(Michael Snyder) More than 25 million people live in the vicinity of North America’s 2nd-highest volcano, and in recent weeks this volcano has been steadily rumbling and has been spewing out massive amounts of black smoke and ash. I have previously written about “the most dangerous mountain in the United States” (Mt. Rainier), but if the volcano that I am talking about today experiences a full-blown explosive eruption it could potentially be a cataclysmic event beyond what most of us would dare to imagine.
Popocatepetl is an Aztec word that means “smoking mountain”, and it is also the name of a giant volcano that sits approximately 50 miles away from Mexico City’s 18 million residents. “Popo”, as it is called by locals, was dormant for much of the 20th century, but it came back to life in 1994. And now all of this unusual activity in recent weeks has many wondering if a major eruption may be imminent. FULL REPORT
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|Russian plane crash was NOT caused by a fault as evidence points at a bomb
Posted: 02 Nov 2015 06:11 AM PST
BREAKING NEWS – Fears were growing today that a bomb could have destroyed the Russian holiday jet that crashed in Egypt killing all 224 people on board. The Airbus A321 broke up mid-air shortly after takeoff from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, scattering wreckage over a wide area in Sinai. Terrorism and aviation experts believe a bomb may have been responsible, pointing to the fact there was no distress call and that the fuselage skin had peeled outwards possibly due to a ‘force acting outwards from within’.
A top official at Russian airline Metrojet also blamed ‘external activity’ for the disaster, insisting the jet was in ‘excellent’ condition and that the pilots ‘totally’ lost control of the aircraft. Alexander Smirnov, the deputy general director of Metrojet’s parent company Kogalymavia, told reporters in Moscow today that the cause of the crash ‘could only have been a mechanical impact on the plane’ in the air. ‘The plane was in excellent condition. We rule out a technical fault and any mistake by the crew,’ he said. The airline said its plane dropped 186mph in speed and around 5,000 feet in altitude one minute before it crashed into Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Kogalymavia’s deputy general director for engineering, Andrei Averyanov, said a 2001 incident when the plane’s tail section struck the tarmac on landing was fully repaired and could not have been a factor in the crash. FULL REPORT
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|Russian airline official rules out technical error as cause of crash
Posted: 02 Nov 2015 06:05 AM PST
The Russian airliner that broke apart in mid-flight over the Sinai peninsula was not caused by any malfunction or pilot error, the airline said Monday, deepening the mystery over the disaster but leaving open probes into some kind of plot or attack. The latest statements in Moscow gave no indications of the direction of the investigations into Saturday’s crash that killed all 224 aboard.
But Alexander Smirnov, deputy general director of the airline, insisted the tragedy could only be the result of some “mechanical impact on the aircraft.” Dmitri Peskov, the personal spokesman to Russian President Vladimir Putin, said that an act of terrorism had not been ruled out, but urged patience until the investigation presents its results. FULL REPORT
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|Battle Continues Over Christian Business’ Right Not to Print T-Shirts With ‘Gay Pride’ Messages
Posted: 02 Nov 2015 06:01 AM PST
A court battle continues over the right of a Christian business not to print t-shirts for a “gay pride” event in conflict with its biblical beliefs after the Kentucky Human Rights Commission recently filed an appeal of a ruling in favor of the company. As previously reported, the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization of Lexington (GLSO) had wanted the Kentucky-based Hand On Originals–a company that identifies as “Christian outfitters” on the home page of its website–to print t-shirts for the 2012 Lexington Gay Pride Festival. When manager Blaine Adamson declined the order due to the company’s biblical convictions, GLSO filed a complaint with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Human Rights Commission.
“I want the truth to come out—it’s not that we have a sign on the front door that says, ‘No Gays Allowed,’” owner Blaine Adamson said following the filing of the complaint. “We’ll work with anybody. But if there’s a specific message that conflicts with my convictions, then I can’t promote that.” HRC examiner Greg Munson ruled in October 2014 that Hands On Originals violated the law by not printing the shirts for the event. The company was then ordered to undergo diversity training so that it would not decline to print such messages in the future. FULL REPORT
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|Same EPA that unleashed massive pollution in Colorado river now denying risk of harmful radioactive activity in St. Louis
Posted: 02 Nov 2015 05:54 AM PST
A five-year fire is burning beneath a landfill in a St. Louis suburb, and it’s rapidly approaching an old cache of nuclear waste. At present, St. Louis County emergency officials are unsure whether or not the fire will set off a reaction that releases a radioactive plume over the city. An emergency plan was put together in October 2014 to “save lives in the event of a catastrophic event at the West Lake Landfill.” St. Louis County officials warn, “There is a potential for radioactive fallout to be released in the smoke plume and spread throughout the region.”
Many residents are taking precautions; some are buying gas masks, while others are considering moving away. Just recently, over 500 local residents discussed the precarious situation at a church meeting which usually draws in less than 50 people. Nothing stands in the way of the uncontrollable landfill fire, which is smoldering hot underneath the trash of the West Lake Landfill of Bridgeton County, St. Louis. This “smoldering event” is not uncommon. Fires ignite and smolder under landfills because the trash becomes so compact and hot. In this case, the fire is brewing less than a quarter mile from an old deposit of nuclear waste that threatens to spread cancer-causing radon gas. FULL REPORT
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|Mysterious ‘gash’ forms on Wyoming ranch, unleashing fears of hidden volcanoes and earthquakes
Posted: 02 Nov 2015 05:44 AM PST
When a pair of hunting guides noticed a crack in the ground in a remote ranch of central Wyoming last month, they didn’t think much of it. When they returned to the location in the Bighorn Mountains a few weeks later, they were shocked by what they found, according to NBC Affiliate KUSA. “There it was, this huge slide or crack or whatever it is,” Sy Gilliland, owner of SNS Outfitter & Guides, which offers guided elk, antelope, deer, moose and bear hunts, told KUSA.
“I don’t really think anyone knows what happened out there, all of a sudden it was just there. I think the reason it’s so fascinating is it’s so big. And it doesn’t make any sense, where it happened it’s just like the ground opened up, and the size of it is just huge.” How huge? About 50 yards wide and the length of six football fields, SNS reported on its Facebook page. Two posts about the crack generated widespread curiosity and were shared nearly 10,000 times. FULL REPORT
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What is The Gospel?
God made everything out of nothing, including you and me. His main purpose in creation was to bring him pleasure.
The chief way in which we as humanity do this is through loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.
Instead of this, we have sinned against our loving Creator and acted in high-handed rebellion.
God has vowed that he will righteously and lovingly judge sinners with eternal death.
But God, being merciful, loving, gracious, and just, sent his own son, Jesus Christ, in the likeness of man to live as a man; fulfilling his perfect requirements in the place of sinners; loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.
And further, his son bore the eternal judgment of God upon the cross of Calvary, as he satisfied the eternal anger of God, standing in the place of sinners. God treated Jesus as a sinner, though he was perfectly sinless, that he might declare sinners as perfect.
This glorious transaction occurs as the sinner puts their faith (dependence, trust) in the Lord Jesus Christ as their substitute. God then charges Christ’s perfection to the sinner, and no longer views him as an enemy but instead an adopted son covered in the perfect righteousness of his son.
God furnished proof that this sacrifice was accepted by raising Jesus from the dead.
God will judge the world in righteousness and all of those who are not covered in the righteousness of Christ, depending on him for forgiveness, will be forced to stand on their own to bear the eternal anger of God.
Therefore, all must turn from sin and receive Christ Jesus as Lord.
There is no greater message to be heard than that which we call the gospel. But as important as that is, it is often given to massive distortions or over simplifications. People think they’re preaching the gospel to you when they tell you, ‘you can have a purpose to your life’, or that ‘you can have meaning to your life’, or that ‘you can have a personal relationship with Jesus.’ All of those things are true, and they’re all important, but they don’t get to the heart of the gospel.
The gospel is called the ‘good news’ because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this: God is holy and He is just, and I’m not. And at the end of my life, I’m going to stand before a just and holy God, and I’ll be judged. And I’ll be judged either on the basis of my own righteousness–or lack of it –or the righteousness of another. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus lived a life of perfect righteousness, of perfect obedience to God, not for His own well being but for His people. He has done for me what I couldn’t possibly do for myself. But not only has He lived that life of perfect obedience, He offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice to satisfy the justice and the righteousness of God.
The great misconception in our day is this: that God isn’t concerned to protect His own integrity. He’s a kind of wishy-washy deity, who just waves a wand of forgiveness over everybody. No. For God to forgive you is a very costly matter. It cost the sacrifice of His own Son. So valuable was that sacrifice that God pronounced it valuable by raising Him from the dead – so that Christ died for us, He was raised for our justification. So the gospel is something objective. It is the message of who Jesus is and what He did. And it also has a subjective dimension. How are the benefits of Jesus subjectively appropriated to us? How do I get it? The Bible makes it clear that we are justified not by our works, not by our efforts, not by our deeds, but by faith–and by faith alone. The only way you can receive the benefit of Christ’s life and death is by putting your trust in Him–and in Him alone. You do that, you’re declared just by God, you’re adopted into His family, you’re forgiven of all of your sins, and you have begun your pilgrimage for eternity.
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Who do you think that I am?
With that brief question Jesus Christ confronted His followers with the most important issue they would ever face. He had spent much time with them and made some bold claims about His identity and authority. Now the time had come for them either to believe or deny His teachings.
Who do you say Jesus is? Your response to Him will determine not only your values and lifestyle, but your eternal destiny as well.
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