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  • What happened in Katanga?

    06/04/2003 2:39:07 PM PDT · by Central_Floridian · 30 replies · 423+ views
    4 June 2003 | Central_Floridian
    I have read in "Noned dare call it treason" by John A. Stormer and on the internet that the UN violently established a communist regime in the Congo in 1962-1963. If anyone knows of proof for or against this and would share their knowledge with me I would be grateful.
  • Remember Katanga!

    08/11/2003 6:48:14 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 900+ views
    David W. Neuendorf ^ | 1995 | David W. Neuendorf
    Fifty years ago today, the life work of Alger Hiss came to fruition. Hiss, a US State Department official, served the United Nations as its acting Secretary General during its founding conference in the spring of 1945. On October 24, 1945 the United Nations Charter became effective as a majority of the countries that had signed it ratified their signatures. Several years later, Hiss went to a federal penitentiary for committing perjury when testifying that he was not a Soviet agent. His personal career was over, but his most important work, the United Nations, lived on. Globalists everywhere are today...
  • Christian minister accused of “Crime against Humanity”

    03/15/2012 7:53:37 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 4 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Christian minister accused of “Crime against Humanity” Scott Lively targeted by an international homosexualist plot By Julio Severo Two years ago, Scott Lively, author of “The Pink Swastika”, addressed members of the Ugandan Parliament, which was considering a bill criminalizing homosexuality. Lively urged an emphasis on therapy rather than punishment, and, after the bill was released he opposed the death penalty provision. Scott Lively: accused of “Crime against Humanity” Now, on March 14th a lawsuit was filed in an American court alleging that Lively committed the “Crime Against Humanity,” by speaking against homosexuality in Uganda. The plaintiffs say that his...
  • George Clooney's Satellites Build a Case Against an Alleged War Criminal(???)

    12/04/2011 2:45:25 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 8 replies
    Time ^ | Saturday, Dec. 03, 2011 | MARK BENJAMIN
    .....The ICC documents obtained by TIME show a significant portion of this new investigation is based on data from the Satellite Sentinel Project, a network of private spy satellites and analysts organized by George Clooney in partnership with John Prendergast's Enough Project. The satellites have been snapping pictures of northern Sudan since December of last year. "We are the antigenocide paparazzi," Clooney told TIME then.
  • Obama's condom-nation to cost billions

    08/27/2012 6:07:16 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 5 replies
    WND ^ | Aug. 26, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    If the Obama administration has its way, not only will taxpayers be forced to purchase health care, they also will be required to indirectly subsidize various health-care services globally. The plan ultimately could extract another $56 billion from the U.S. Treasury over the next eight years... USAID separately will spend up to $800 million over five years on a program designed to ensure that recipient nations more efficiently manage U.S. foreign assistance funds and initiatives...
  • Ethiopia's new leader faces heavy burden of expectation

    08/26/2012 7:24:55 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 1 replies
    The Citizen ^ | August 26, 2012
    Ethiopia's new leader Hailemariam Desalegn, expected to assume power following the death of the longtime prime minister, readied for the post on Friday after holding talks with US President Barack Obama. But Hailemariam, 47, a relatively little-known politician overshadowed by his mentor Meles Zenawi, who died on Monday, faces tough challenges both internally and across the volatile Horn of Africa region. Obama, who telephoned Hailemariam late Thursday, urged him to "use his leadership to enhance the Ethiopian government's support for development, democracy, human rights and regional security," the White House said. Hailemariam has also met with South Sudan's foreign minister...
  • White House Seeks to Spark Agribusiness Growth -- But Guess Where?

    08/25/2012 7:27:56 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 6 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Aug. 25, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Certain sectors of the agricultural industry are experiencing a “less impressive” growth rate than anticipated by the Obama Administration, which is stepping in to spark that growth. And it doing so in Uganda, where its Commodity Production and Marketing campaign aims to “sustainably increase the production and marketing of quality maize, beans, and coffee” in that African nation. The administration last year devised a plan to cut Ugandan poverty in half, while also reducing other social ills, such as the frequency of cattle raiding across the country. As U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor reported last year, “Plan Uganda” will cost...
  • In Africa, Obama's Race Still Resonates

    08/24/2012 10:55:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Root ^ | August 24, 2012 | Jenée Desmond-Harris
    During the 2008 election cycle and after President Obama's victory over John McCain, Obama mania swept the world, and the international excitement was due in no small part to what made his presidency most historic: his race and, specifically, his Kenyan ancestry. The day after the election, the African Times chronicled the "euphoric reactions" of people in Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast and Kenya. Nearly four years later, and less than three months before another election, what's the status of that euphoria among those for whom Obama's African roots created a personal stake in politics on another...
  • Gambia to execute all death row prisoners next month

    08/21/2012 11:18:03 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    France 24 ^ | 8/21/2012
    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh (pictured) pledged to have all of the country’s death-row prisoners executed by mid-September in a stern Eid address aired on Sunday which targeted “heinous acts” including homosexuality and drug use. Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has told the people of his tiny west African nation that by the middle of September all those already sentenced to death for crimes will be executed. He added that crimes like banditry, drug trafficking or illicit use, homosexuality, murder, terrorism and other subversive activities against either the state or the people will not be tolerated. Jammeh said in a televised address...
  • African prelate under fire for comments on homosexuality

    08/21/2012 7:11:46 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 19 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | 8-21-12 | Staff
    A leading prelate in Cameroon has come under fire for reportedly calling homosexuals “corrupters of society” during a homily on the Feast of the Assumption, according to a tendentious Radio Netherlands report. “Homosexuality is an insult to family, an enemy to women and creation," preached Archbishop Simon-Victor Tonyé Bakot of Yaoundé, the nation’s capital. "We hear about debates on same-sex marriage. How is homosexuality promoting procreation and family values? If all men were married to other men, what would become of women?” The nation of 19.7 million is 26% Catholic, 14% Protestant, and 20% Muslim. An estimated 40% of the...
  • 'THE MOSLEM MENACE' 1907 article

    08/19/2012 6:38:11 PM PDT · by Milagros · 6 replies
    Otago Witness ^ | October 23, 1907
    THE MOSLEM MENACE. Otago Witness , Issue 2797, 23 October 1907, Page 78 SOME FACTS ABOUT THE SENUSSIA "The next 20 years will see Europe struggling in the throes of an African war against forces so great that at the end it is unlikely to a degree that a single white man remains in Africa," says Captain H. A. Wilson, in a very striking and informative article on "The Moslem Menace" in the Nineteenth Century for September. "Nor am I alone in this belief," he adds. "I have quoted Dr. Carl Peters to this effect... visible signs of the deep...
  • Climate and Drought Lessons from Ancient Egypt

    08/18/2012 11:29:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | Thursday, August 16, 2012 | United States Geological Survey et al
    Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt's Nile Delta document the region's ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise of Egypt's Old Kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time... said Christopher Bernhardt, a researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey... "Even the mighty builders of the ancient pyramids more than 4,000 years ago fell victim when they were unable to respond to a changing climate," said USGS Director Marcia McNutt. "This study illustrates that water availability was the climate-change Achilles Heel then for Egypt, as it may well...
  • Ancient Egypt was destroyed by drought, discover Scottish experts

    08/04/2011 5:51:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 71 replies
    Scotsman, Tall and Handsome Built ^ | Tuesday, August 2, 2011 | Lyndsay Buckland
    ...the fall of the great Egyptian Old Kingdom may have been helped along by a common problem which remains with us now -- drought... a severe period of drought around 4,200 years ago may have contributed to the demise of the civilisation. Using seismic investigations with sound waves, along with carbon dating of a 100-metre section of sediment from the bed of Lake Tana in Ethiopia, the team were able to look back many thousands of years. They were able to see how water levels in the lake had varied over the past 17,000 years, with the sediment signalling lush...
  • Dry lake reveals evidence of Southwestern ‘megadroughts’

    02/28/2011 5:16:59 PM PST · by decimon · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Los Alamos National Laboratory ^ | February 28, 2011 | Unknown
    Cooling trend could be on the way unless thwarted by greenhouse gassesLOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, February 28, 2011—There’s an old saying that if you don't like the weather in New Mexico, wait five minutes. Maybe it should be amended to 10,000 years, according to new research. In a letter published recently in the journal Nature, Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers and an international team of scientists report that the Southwest region of the United States undergoes "megadroughts"—warmer, more arid periods lasting hundreds of years or longer. More significantly, a portion of the research indicates that an ancient period of warming...
  • Geology Picture of the Week Extra: GoogleEarth searcher finds pristine impact crater in Egypt

    07/23/2010 9:11:02 PM PDT · by cogitator · 31 replies · 2+ views
    Space.com ^ | July 22, 2010 | Clara Moskowitz
    The header link goes to the article on space.com. Basic story is that an Italian guy who sounds like a hobbyist (former curator of a science museum) found the feature while tooling around on GoogleEarth. Since it's in the remote desert, it's hardly changed since impact -- even has ejecta rays. There's a problem here; most models indicate that an object the likely size of this object should disintegrate in the atmosphere. This one obviously didn't. Abstract in Science magazine (you'd have to pay to read the whole thing) The Kamil Crater in Egypt Fresh crater in Egypt -- increases...
  • Stone Age humans crossed Sahara in the rain

    11/12/2009 5:56:28 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 53 replies · 1,212+ views
    New Scientist ^ | November 9, 2009 | Jeff Hecht
    Wet spells in the Sahara may have opened the door for early human migration. According to new evidence, water-dependent trees and shrubs grew there between 120,000 and 45,000 years ago. This suggests that changes in the weather helped early humans cross the desert on their way out of Africa... While about 40 per cent of hydrocarbons in today's dust come from water-dependent plants, this rose to 60 per cent, first between 120,000 and 110,000 ago and again from 50,000 to 45,000 years ago. So the region seemed to be in the grip of unusually wet spells at the time. That...
  • Once Lush Sahara Dried Up Over Millennia, Study Says

    05/08/2008 7:08:12 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 178+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 5-8-2008 | James Owen
    Once Lush Sahara Dried Up Over Millennia, Study SaysJames Owen for National Geographic NewsMay 8, 2008 The grassy prehistoric Sahara turned into Earth's largest hot desert more slowly than previously thought, a new report says—and some say global warming may turn the desert green once again. The new research is based on deposits from a unique desert lake in remote northern Chad. Lake Yoa, sustained by prehistoric groundwater, has survived for millennia despite constant drought and searing heat. The body of water contains an unbroken climate record going back at least 6,000 years, said study lead author Stefan Kröpelin of...
  • Space Data Unveils Evidence of Ancient Mega-lake in Northern Darfur

    03/29/2007 1:33:28 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 233+ views
    Physorg.com ^ | 3-28-2007 | Boston University
    Space Data Unveils Evidence of Ancient Mega-lake in Northern Darfur Researchers at the Boston University Center for Remote Sensing used recently acquired topographic data from satellites to reveal a now dry, ancient mega-lake in the Darfur province of northwestern Sudan. Drs. Eman Ghoneim and Farouk El-Baz made the finding while investigating Landsat images and Radarsat data. Radar waves are able to penetrate the fine-grained sand cover in the hot and dry eastern Sahara to reveal buried features. Segments of the lake’s shoreline were identified at the constant altitude of 573 ± 3 meters above sea level. Ghoneim incorporated these segments...
  • Climate Key To Sphinx's Riddle

    01/08/2007 11:27:02 AM PST · by blam · 44 replies · 1,890+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 1-7-2006 | Jeremy Watson
    Climate key to Sphinx's riddle JEREMY WATSON GLOBAL warming is one of the greatest threats to present day civilisation but work by a team of Scots scientists suggests the ancient Egyptians may have been earlier victims of climate change. The pharaohs ruled their empire for hundreds of years, spreading culture, architecture and the arts before it collapsed into economic ruin. Why that happened is one of the great mysteries of history. Now a team of scientists from Scotland and Wales believe the answer lies beneath the waters of Lake Tana, high in the Ethiopian Highlands, and the source of the...
  • African Ice Core Analysis Reveals Catastrophic Droughts, Shrinking Ice Fields, Civilization Shifts

    10/18/2002 7:41:36 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 420+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 10-18-2002 | OSU
    African Ice Core Analysis Reveals Catastrophic Droughts, Shrinking Ice Fields, Civilization Shifts COLUMBUS, Ohio – A detailed analysis of six cores retrieved from the rapidly shrinking ice fields atop Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro shows that those tropical glaciers began to form about 11,700 years ago. The cores also yielded remarkable evidence of three catastrophic droughts that plagued the tropics 8,300, 5,200 and 4,000 years ago. Lastly, the analysis also supports Ohio State University researchers' prediction that these unique bodies of ice will disappear in the next two decades, the victims of global warming. These findings were published today in the journal...