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  • Obama-GOP "Trade" Scheme Includes "Unrestricted Immigration"

    04/22/2015 5:09:14 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 April 2015 | Alex Newman
    The establishment GOP-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), recently touted by the White House as the “most progressive trade agreement in history,” is also a “Trojan horse” to advance Obama’s “unrestricted immigration” agenda, according to political insiders and critics who have studied the secretive scheming. With the Big Government wing of the Republican Party currently plotting to empower the Obama administration with fast-track Trade Promotion Authority to make it easier to impose the TPP and other radical agreements on the American people, opponents are warning that the White House immigration agenda may become all but impossible to stop. Critics say Congress must...
  • Embraer and Saab discuss exporting Brazilian fighters from 2023

    04/14/2015 6:55:35 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/14/2015
    Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA and Swedish partner Saab AB hope to devise a plan by June for exporting the Gripen fighter jet from the South American country beginning in 2023, a senior Embraer official said on Tuesday. Jackson Schneider, the head of Embraer's defense unit, said deliveries of 36 Gripen NG single-engine jets to the Brazilian Air Force from a joint assembly plant in the country would begin in 2018. It could wrap up as early as 2023, opening up export capacity. The companies formalized their partnership in the $5.4 billion program on Tuesday at the LAAD defense fair in...
  • Envelope tests positive for anthrax in the Bahamas

    10/21/2001 11:38:34 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 17 replies · 337+ views
    Ananova ^ | Monday 22nd October 2001 | Ananova
    An envelope containing white powder in a Nassau post office has initially tested positive for anthrax. This is the first discovery of anthrax in the Caribbean, officials say. The letter was destined for a Bahamas address and had a local stamp, claims Police Commissioner Paul Farquharson. Investigators are naming the recipient or whether the envelope had a return address. Lab tests at a Nassau hospital indicate the presence of anthrax spores, says Chief Medical Officer Marceline Dahl-Regis. Officials are now waiting for the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm it the bacterium. None of the 10 employees ...
  • Obama says Brazilian President Rousseff will visit US in June

    04/11/2015 11:31:43 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 11, 2015
    President Barack Obama says Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will visit Washington this summer, nearly two years after she canceled a similar trip to protest U.S. spy programs. Her visit is set for June 30. Rousseff canceled a state visit to the U.S. in the fall of 2013 to protest an American spy program that targeted Brazil's government and citizens.
  • Vatican Approves Sainthood Process for Helder Camara, Patron of the Brazilian Catholic Left

    04/08/2015 11:56:26 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 5 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Vatican Approves Sainthood Process for Helder Camara, Patron of the Brazilian Catholic Left By Julio Severo Just weeks after official announcement of the beatification of the leftist Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, murdered in 1980, the Vatican has given a green light for the sainthood process for a Brazilian bishop known for radically promoting the liberation theology: Helder Camara (1909-1999). The beatification request was made by Olinda and Recife Archbishop Fernando Saburido, who received from the Vatican a very positive answer. In an interview to the Catholic TV network Canção Nova, Saburido said, “Helder Camara was a courageous prophet who...
  • Brazil Probes Alleged Corruption Among Tax Officials

    04/08/2015 11:49:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 8, 2015 | By PAULO TREVISANI
    BRASÍLIA—Prosecutors are investigating allegations that Brazilian tax authorities solicited bribes from major companies in exchange for reducing their liabilities in corporate tax disputes, officials say. On Tuesday, the Finance Ministry said the alleged scheme wasn’t systematic but rather, involved “isolated acts” carried out by a small group of government tax officials. When prosecutors announced the investigation on March 26 they said that losses to the nation’s treasury totaled $6.1 billion over 15 years. The case comes amid a scandal at state-owned Petróleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, in which authorities have arrested dozens of people for their alleged roles in bribery...
  • When This Dog Copied His Owner Getting Down on the Ground, It May Have Saved His Own Life

    04/06/2015 1:57:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Independet Journal Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Amanda Ghessie
    When local police raided a home in the Vargem Grande neighborhood of Santa Catarina, Brazil, one smart pup knew exactly what to do— he laid down. Filippo Valdez, the police spokesman, explained: “There was a male dog that was barking when officers burst onto the scene but when it saw its owners obeying the command to lie down, it ran over and laid down as well.” According to Metro, local police generally shoot animals that are present when they are carrying out armed raids. But because this dog followed suit when his owner and owner’s companions were ordered to hit the deck,...
  • A Word of Life and Hope Restored [Charismatic Caucus]

    04/06/2015 11:26:46 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-6-15 | Jedidiah
    You are not alone look beside you and find me filling your Wellspring with hope even now as the enemy flees with his lies and " T "rue hope becomes your warmth and understanding, that My light is upon you to shed all darkness and though things now seem out of reach "Truly " (( ( I AM ) )) and this is all you Truly need to know for I have already laid out your steps before Me and nothing can alter your path in Me alone . So come closer and completely dissolve all your worries into Me...
  • Triplets Marry on the Same Day, in the Same Ceremony, in the Same Dress

    04/01/2015 9:58:52 PM PDT · by shove_it · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1 Apr 2015 | Lauren Tuck
    Some siblings spend their lives trying to differentiate themselves from one another, but Brazilian triplets Rafaela, Rochele, and Tagiane Bini aren’t really into being individuals — not even on their wedding day. The identical sisters shared the bridal spotlight, tying the knot together while wearing the same veils, headpieces, and white dresses. Your only shot at telling them apart was through slight alterations in the necklines of their embellished white gowns. Also, each carried distinctive bouquets of flowers in yellow, blue, and red. Even their makeup and hair looked the same. [...] Even without the flowers to tell them apart,...
  • Teen libertarian is face of Brazil's young free-market right

    03/30/2015 11:56:15 AM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 30, 2015 | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON
    Microphone in hand and standing atop the sound truck, the raspy-voiced protest leader jabbed his finger into the air shouting for the ouster of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, igniting wild cheers from the crowd below him. "What Lula and Dilma have done shouldn't just result in their being banned from politics. It should result in them being in jail!" Kim Kataguiri yelled, denouncing Rousseff and her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The March 15 demonstration was the largest Sao Paulo had seen in more than three decades, since 1984 protests demanding democratic elections after a long dictatorship.
  • Fears of a new global crash as debts and dollar’s value rise

    03/29/2015 6:19:27 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 13 replies
    the guardian ^ | Saturday 28 March 2015 12.00 EDT | Heather Stewart
    Greek ministers are spending this weekend, almost five grinding years since Athens was first bailed out, wrangling over the details of the spending cuts and economic reforms they have drawn up to appease their creditors. As the recriminations fly between Europe’s capitals, campaigners are warning that the global community has failed to learn the lessons of the Greek debt crisis – or even of Argentina’s default in 2001, the consequences of which are still being contested furiously in courts on both sides of the Atlantic. As Janet Yellen’s Federal Reserve prepares to raise interest rates, boosting the value of the...
  • Why South African Students Say The Statue Of Rhodes Must Fall

    03/29/2015 11:11:37 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    NPR ^ | MARCH 28, 2015
    more than two weeks, public debate in South Africa has been dominated by a statue. Students at the University of Cape Town have been demonstrating to have the bronze figure of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes removed from its central position on campus. Rhodes bequeathed the land on which the university was built, but he also slaughtered Africans by the thousands in colonial conquest and helped lay the foundations of apartheid in South Africa.
  • Zuma's Anti-Black Remarks Reflect Racist Mentality - EFF

    03/25/2015 10:33:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    news24 ^ | 2015-03-25
    The EFF on Wednesday condemned President Jacob Zuma's alleged "anti-black" remarks made in a speech to the SA Local Government Association. "The Economic Freedom Fighters condemns the racist anti-black and self-hating remarks of President Zuma that poor South Africans are lazy particularly because whites are not in control," spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said. Speaking in Midrand on Tuesday, Zuma related an anecdote of a visit to an unnamed African country during the liberation struggle. "I got there and people were working very slowly, they were not in a rush, and I asked the comrade who was taking me, 'What's happening?' "He...
  • Tim Hortons’ owner in talks over possible $40-billion deal to buy Kraft

    03/25/2015 3:09:09 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 12 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | March 25, 2015 | OLIVIA ORAN
    Kraft Foods Group Inc, maker of Velveeta cheese and Oscar Mayer meats, is in talks to be acquired by Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. 3G teamed up with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc to acquire Ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co for $23.2-billion two years ago. 3G is now expected to merge Kraft with Heinz if it clinches a deal.
  • Anti-Marxist Counter-Revolution in Brazil

    03/18/2015 9:31:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/18/15 | Cliff Kincaid
    “We won’t be another Venezuela” -- Marxist basket case of economic failure and corruption With the Middle East in turmoil and Russia’s Vladimir Putin threatening nuclear war, most of our media have missed a big story south of the border. President Barack Obama’s fellow Marxist, Dilma Rousseff, is coming under tremendous pressure to resign her presidency in Brazil. As many as three million Brazilians took to the streets on Sunday to demand the impeachment of Rousseff, a former Marxist terrorist, and the end of the rule of the Brazilian Workers’ Party. Such a development would be a major blow to...
  • Former Brazilian Presidential Candidate Condemned to Pay R$ 1 Million for Voicing “Homophobic” View

    03/16/2015 6:36:42 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 12 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Former Brazilian Presidential Candidate Levy Fidelix Condemned to Pay R$ 1 Million for Voicing “Homophobic” View By Julio Severo Former Brazilian presidential candidate Levy Fidelix was condemned by the São Paulo Supreme Court to pay a fine of R$ 1 million (over US$300,000) in a public civil action filed by the LGBT movement. The condemnation, delivered Friday (March 14), deals with declarations that Catholic Fidelix made in an interview in a TV show September 28, 2014, where he said: “The large intestine does not reproduce… How can I, a family man and a grandfather, be afraid of losing votes?...
  • Fractal Symetry [Charismatic Caucus]

    03/15/2015 1:25:08 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    bible ^ | 3-15-15 | Jedediah
    My Fractal Symmetry balances The Father's Heart for He is the source of Love and I AM the Avenue to His Heart therein if you have seen Me, heard Me,listened and obeyed Me as your Shepherd then we are already one and the Kingdom is yours for in your obedience to Me "THE WORD" you dissolve into balance and I AM , therefore your quotient becomes Eternal and "We are one" . . . John 14:3 If I go and prepare a place for you , I will come again and will take you to myself , that where I...
  • Thousands Crowd Brazil's Streets: Demand Military Intervention & Rousseff Resignation, Impeachment

    03/15/2015 12:52:28 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 3-15-2015 | Durden
    It appears the 'people' are growing more and more dissatisfied with their corrupt and greedy leaders across the world. As we noted recently, Brazil's economy is imploding, consumer sentiment is at record lows, and with the Petrobras scandal providing a glimpse at just how deep the corruption might go, Brazilians are revolting. Hundreds of thousands are crowding the streets in several regional Brazilian capitals, dominated ironically by the middle and upper classes. Demands for "Dilma Out" and "Impeach Dilma" are also interspersed with calls for a quasi-coup and "military intervention."
  • Discoveries Challenge Beliefs on Humans’ Arrival in the Americas

    03/28/2014 9:09:21 AM PDT · by Theoria · 68 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 Mar 2014 | SIMON ROMERO
    Niede Guidon still remembers her astonishment when she glimpsed the paintings. Preserved amid the bromeliad-encrusted plateaus that tower over the thorn forests of northeast Brazil, the ancient rock art depicts fierce battles among tribesmen, orgiastic scenes of prehistoric revelry and hunters pursuing their game, spears in hand. “These were stunning compositions, people and animals together, not just figures alone,” said Dr. Guidon, 81, remembering what first lured her and other archaeologists in the 1970s to this remote site where jaguars still prowl. Hidden in the rock shelters where prehistoric humans once lived, the paintings number in the thousands. Some are...
  • Woman Buys Bananas Infested With World’s Deadliest Spiders

    03/13/2015 1:11:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    A British couple made a shocking discovery a few days ago after buying bananas from their local grocery store. The bananas were infested with spiders. And not just any spiders. When a Brazilian Wandering Spider bites a man, its venom can cause a painful four-hour ****, and can even lead to death. The woman who bought the bananas recognized the spider cocoon and put the bananas into her freezer to kill all the spiders.
  • Brazil combats violence against women with new law

    03/11/2015 7:59:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    UPI ^ | March 11, 2015 | Ed Adamczyk
    BRASILIA, Brazil, March 11 (UPI) -- Brazil's tough new law imposes harsh sentences for the killing of women and girls, and the legislation is seen as a victory for Brazilian women. President Dilma Rousseff signed the bill into law this week, saying it is a part of the government's "zero-tolerance policy toward violence against Brazilian women."
  • The noise from Brazil? An economy on the brink

    03/08/2015 11:38:31 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 06 March 2015 | Alberto Nardelli
    Rising inflation, slowing growth, a weakening currency, surging debt and a deepening corruption scandal - Brazil is suddenly looking vulnerable ___ The more you look at Brazil’s fundamentals, the more shaky the country looks. And we are not talking about the defensive prowess of David Luiz here. It is the country’s economic backline that risks tumbling down like a set of dominoes. When a Latin American economy is in trouble a good place to start is its inflation rate. Brazil’s is today running at 7.5%. While this is nowhere near the 2,000-3,000% of the early 1990s, when the price of...
  • Brazil's Rousseff Races to Contain Congressional Revolt Over Austerity [Commie Ping]

    03/05/2015 1:07:05 PM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 1 replies
    Voice of America ^ | March 5, 2015 | staff
    BRASILIA— Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff raced on Wednesday to defuse a rebellion by legislators upset about her budget austerity plans and her handling of a corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras. Rousseff met with legislative leaders from her coalition after they unexpectedly threw out a presidential decree that would have raised payroll taxes and helped close a gaping hole in Brazil's budget. “This is very serious for Rousseff,” said political analyst Gabriel Petrus of Brasilia-based consultancy Barral M Jorge Associates. “It looks as if there is no political stability on top of the economic crisis.” The economic impact of...
  • New monkey species discovered in the Amazon rainforest

    03/04/2015 8:56:19 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 03-04-2015 | by Sarah Rakowski & by Fauna & Flora International
    Scientists have discovered a new species of titi monkey in Brazil, according to a recent paper published in scientific journal Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia. Titis are new world monkeys found across South America. These tree-dwelling primates have long, soft fur and live in small family groups consisting of a monogamous pair and their offspring. Rather touchingly, they are often observed sitting or sleeping with their tails entwined. In 2011, researcher Julio César Dalponte spotted an unusual looking titi monkey on the east bank of the Roosevelt River, whose colouration did not match any known species. Intrigued, a team of...
  • Justin Peters: an American Cessationist Teaching “Apologetics” to Brazilian Pentecostals

    02/26/2015 7:00:43 AM PST · by juliosevero · 10 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Justin Peters: an American Cessationist Teaching “Apologetics” to Brazilian Pentecostals By Julio Severo A guest speaker of VINACC (a Brazilian conference of evangelicals), an American evangelical made headlines by blasting preachers of the Prosperity Gospel as “false prophets.” Justin Peters gave his apologetics lecture at an Assemblies of God church in Campina Grande, Brazil in February 16, 2015. VINACC held in this church its Second International Apologetics Meeting of Paraiba. In the event, Peters said, “Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Joel Osteen, Myles Munroe, Joyce Meyer and others are, all of them, false prophets. What they teach is not the...
  • The Eternal Love of The Father

    02/24/2015 8:15:54 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    bible , ^ | Jedediah
    THE Eternal Love of The Father Virtue upon virtue , line upon line of My Word is truly a River of Life as you walk in My Love and not your own for as your Father in Heaven I AM with you always even onto forever but it is My desire you carry My Heart and not your own for your love can be injured But My Love for you ,in you and through you is an unstoppable Truth that sheds off the lies of the enemy and before which all condemnation Must Fall! For My Love is Sovereign and...
  • All Bubbles Burst: China's Real Estate Market Crashing, Eurogroup Prepare For Grexit & Default...

    02/18/2015 10:23:39 AM PST · by alexmark1917 · 6 replies
    China's Real Estate Market Crashing... Real Estate is the single biggest domestic lending segment in China. Combined with deflation in Iron Ore, Steel, Copper, and other industrial metals China's collateral quality is looking very very shaky compared to loan volume... SNIP While the world's attention is glued to events in Greece, the real action continues to evolve quietly thousands of kilometers east, in China, where the near record surge in new loans remains unable to offset the dramatic slowdown in shadow banking issuance. And while China's bubble-chasing, animal spirits have recently reoriented themselves from real estate to the stock market,...
  • Get Ready for $10 Oil

    02/17/2015 10:29:59 AM PST · by Duke C. · 65 replies
    Bloomberg | A. Gary Shilling
    At about $50 a barrel, crude oil prices are down by more than half from their June 2014 peak of $107. They may fall more, perhaps even as low as $10 to $20. Here’s why.
  • As Deepwater Contracts Fail, Offshore Driller Strikes 6 Rig Years And $1 Billion From Backlog

    02/13/2015 10:22:41 AM PST · by thackney · 2 replies
    Oil Pro ^ | 2/13/2015 | Joseph Triepke
    Seadrill disclosed this morning that two of its three-year contracts for ultra-deepwater rigs with Petrobras in Brazil have failed. Seadrill had booked $1.1bn into its backlog associated with the contracts last quarter. That backlog, and the six rig years of work it represents, is now being written off as the contracts are no longer expected to be honored as signed. While there has been a sprinkling of offshore rig contract terminations here and there since oil prices started falling, most have been for contracts well underway and most have been related to a single operator, Statoil, that has been right-sizing...
  • BW Confirms Five Deaths, Four Missing in FPSO Explosion Offshore Brazil

    02/13/2015 4:39:49 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | February 12, 2015 | BW Offshore |
    Norway's BW Offshore confirmed Thursday that of the 74 persons onboard the Cidade de Sao Mateus FPSO, there have been five fatalities, with four crew still missing. The remaining crew are all accounted for and receiving medical care where needed, with two in critical condition and for safety reasons, have all been taken off the unit. The next of kin have been informed and all personnel are being attended to by a special support team established by BW Offshore Brazil. Search and rescue operations continued into the night following the explosion onboard the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit...
  • Can a Chinese billionaire build a canal across Nicaragua?

    02/04/2015 10:42:14 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 4, 2015 | By Joshua Partlow
    PUNTA BRITO, Nicaragua — One of the largest engineering projects in history would start here, on this desolate and pristine crescent of dark-sand Pacific beach. From in front of the hammock-swinging shrimpers on the porches of their tin-and-wood shanties, the trench would run east in sinuous curves up through the mangroves and banana fields until it reaches the shores of Central America’s largest freshwater lake, then cut across the Caribbean highlands and through indigenous territory, ending its journey 172 miles away on the beaches of the Atlantic. They call it the Grand Inter-Oceanic Canal: an audacious $50 billion plan by an...
  • Petrobras chief and other senior executives resign (corruption scandal)

    02/04/2015 8:22:33 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    BBC News | 2/4/15 | BBC
    The head of Brazil's state-run oil giant Petrobras and five senior executives have resigned in the wake of a huge corruption scandal. Maria das Graças Foster's departure follows the arrest and testimony of some three dozen executives at Petrobras and many of its suppliers. The board of Petrobras is due to meet on Friday to elect new executives. The scandal involves alleged price-fixing, bribes and kickbacks, which implicates Brazil's ruling party. Prosecutors have uncovered around $800m in bribes and other illegal funds. More than 200 businesses are being investigated and more than 80 people, including three former executives from Petrobras,...
  • Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: I want to be like Queen of UK

    02/01/2015 7:47:01 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | January 30, 2015 | Raziye Akkoc
    Despite living in the world's biggest residential palace that cost £384 million, Recep Tayyip Erdogan insists he is not seeking to be a sultan, but more like the British Queen. The Turkish president referred to the UK as an example for Turkey to follow as he explained that changes to the role of the president would not alter the Turkish republic's democracy... Mr Erdogan's comments, reported in Hurriyet Daily News, included an attack on those who said Turkey was becoming like a monarchy and that he aspired to be like an Ottoman sultan despite other countries also having presidents... Padishah...
  • India Rejects Climate Deal With Obama

    01/27/2015 8:32:48 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/27/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    India has rejected pleas from the Obama administration to enter into an agreement to put a future limit on its greenhouse gas emissions in order to fight global warming. President Barack Obama went abroad hoping to strike a climate deal with India — the world’s third-largest greenhouse-gas emitter — in order to build support for an international global warming treaty ahead of a United Nations summit later this year. But India had other ideas. Obama wanted India to announce it would peak its greenhouse gas emissions by a certain year, mirroring a pledge China made last year to peak its...
  • Brazil finds coffee protein with morphine effect

    01/25/2015 5:45:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Brasília (AFP) - Brazilian scientists have discovered a protein in coffee that has effects similar to pain reliever morphine, researchers at the state University of Brasilia (UnB) and state-owned Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation Embrapa said Saturday. Embrapa said its genetics and biotech division, teaming up with UnB scientists, had discovered "previously unknown protein fragments" with morphine-like effects in that they possess "analgesic and mildly tranquilizing" qualities. The company added tests on laboratory mice showed that the opioid peptides, which are naturally occurring biological molecules, appeared to have a longer-lasting effect on the mice than morphine itself....
  • Fury as Indonesia executes foreigners by firing squad

    01/18/2015 1:57:47 AM PST · by dila813 · 44 replies
    Yahoo-AFP ^ | Today | Arlina Arshad
    Jakarta (AFP) - Brazil and the Netherlands recalled their ambassadors from Indonesia and expressed fury on Sunday after Jakarta defied their pleas and executed two of their citizens along with four other drug offenders by firing squad.
  • Conrad Black: Defending the Christian West

    01/12/2015 1:32:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The National Post ^ | January 10, 2015 | Conrad Black
    As I was sitting down to write about the atrocity in France, my wife Barbara hove into view, always a delicious sight, and announced that she was writing elsewhere on the same subject and that I could not do it. So I will not, other than to say that France had to admit more than a million Algerian Muslims in the mid-sixties, who had been loyal to France in the savage war of independence in that country, as well as a million European Algerians. It has been comparatively indulgent of Muslims since then, but this incident, or a few others...
  • America Is Being Transformed Into Brazil

    01/04/2015 10:32:16 AM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Jan. 3, 2015 | Andrew Thomas
    Our dishwasher broke just after Christmas. The timer stopped working, and a new one costs about $100. My wife suggested that since the dishwasher is nineteen years old, we should buy a new one. Up until now it was working very quietly and efficiently, washing and drying a full load in about an hour. We visited the appliance shop where we had recently purchased a new clothes washing machine a few months earlier. I mentioned to the salesman that our new washer was very slow, taking nearly two hours to finish a large load compared to our old one, which...
  • America Is Being Transformed Into Brazil

    01/03/2015 5:02:11 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/3/2014 | Andrew Thomas
    21,000 new regulations have been enacted under Obama, and 2,375 are scheduled so far for 2015. Congress does not have the power to stop this avalanche, and can do very little to slow it down. The sad and frustrating part of this “government gone wild” scenario is that it is highly doubtful any of these regulations can be rescinded or fixed before they potentially cause significant permanent damage to our individual freedoms, to say nothing of how they will negatively impact our day-to-day lives. This is how Obama’s “fundamental change” of America is accomplished.
  • Arms wide open: The story of Rio's Christ the Redeemer.[Lots of Getty Pics and graphics]

    01/03/2015 12:54:34 AM PST · by moose07 · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 March 2014 | BBC
    There is a trapdoor on Christ's right shoulder. To mount the steps and slowly, fearfully peer out is to see the world through the eyes of a bird, or even a god. Far below, white blocks of flats and offices cluster among folds of tropical green. Down there are the poor in the favelas, the rich in the luxury high-rise apartments, the homeless, the famous football stadiums and Guanabara bay with its scattered islands and boats. Beyond the sands of Copacabana and Ipanema, the limitless Atlantic ocean. To the left, standing twice a man's height, is the slightly bowed head...
  • Germany Tense Over anti-Islam 'Pegida' March in Dresden

    12/15/2014 12:43:09 PM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/15/14
    A march against "Islamisation of the West" is due to take place in Dresden, with turnout expected to reach about 10,000 in the eastern German city. A big counter-demonstration is also being organised, similar in size. Dresden is the birthplace of a movement called "Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West" (Pegida), which staged a big rally a week ago. Justice Minister Heiko Maas called Pegida's protests "a disgrace". But the Eurosceptic party AfD is sympathetic. "Most of their demands are legitimate," said Bernd Lucke, leader of the conservative Alternativ fuer Deutschland (AfD), which has campaigned for a tougher...
  • 17,500 Germans Gather to Sing Christmas Carols Against Islamisation

    12/23/2014 7:35:18 AM PST · by PROCON · 47 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Oliver Lane
    The German PEGIDA movement held its largest meeting yet last night to protest what they call the ‘Islamisation of the Western World’, despite stiff opposition from all sections of Germany’s elite including politicians, media, and the arts. PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against Islamisation of the West) has grown rapidly since its inception in October, a peaceful ‘strolling’ movement opposing the exceptional violence seen in street battles between Salafist Muslims and ethnic Kurds seen in many German cities this year and enormous immigration. Now on it’s tenth ‘evening stroll’, it has grown from a couple of hundred people, to 15,000 last week,...
  • Germans Protest Islam, Leftwing Media Denounces Putin

    12/21/2014 9:24:20 PM PST · by juliosevero · 34 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Germans Protest Islam, Leftwing Media Denounces Putin By Julio Severo On Monday, December 15, some 15,000 people in Germany took part in a demonstration labeled by the German press as ‘xenophobic.’ The demonstration was held by the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA, by its German-language acronym), whose main objective is to oppose Islamic immigration from the Middle East and Africa. Since October, PEGIDA has held weekly rallies against Islam. German chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned PEGIDA, declaring, “There is no place in Germany for those who are instigating hatred against immigrants.” She also denounced the...
  • The 35 Most Powerful Militaries In The World

    12/20/2014 4:04:53 AM PST · by iowamark · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Amanda Macias, Jeremy Bender and Skye Gould
    There's only one real way to compare military strength, and thankfully the world hasn't had many opportunities lately. Despite the potential powder keg in the South China Sea, standoffs in Ukraine, and proxy wars throughout the Middle East, inter-state warfare between the world's military powers has been all but banished from the global scene (for the time being, at least). For a simpler evaluation of military power, we turned to the Global Firepower Index, a ranking of 106 nations based on more than 50 factors including overall military budget, available manpower, and the amount of equipment each country has in...
  • Who Really Discovered America?

    07/14/2002 2:08:47 PM PDT · by blam · 181 replies · 18,652+ views
    Who Really Discovered America? Did ancient Hebrews reach the shores of the North and South American continents thousands of years before Christopher Columbus? What evidence is there for Hebrew and Israelite occupation of the Western Hemisphere even a thousand years before Christ? Was trans-Atlantic commerce and travel fairly routine in the days of king Solomon of Israel? Read here the intriguing, fascinating saga of the TRUE DISCOVERERS OF AMERICA! William F. Dankenbring A stone in a dry creek bed in New Mexico, discovered by early settlers in the region, is one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries in the Western...
  • A WORD OF LOVE AND DIRECTION

    12/09/2014 7:03:33 AM PST · by Jedediah
    My children of light you have arrived for you abide in My presence in Zion yet many remain earthbound in distractions. Therefore throw off these hindrances "yeah" fast the earth for though I am coming I have already arrived in "you" My Zion on earth. You see as you strip your wellspring of earthly desires Heaven arises in you in all the fullness of The Godhead and it is then My will "is" done. Let there be freedom for My Spirit to "speak" to you of new things and allow Me to bless you through your obedience to My Voice...
  • Opec's Wake Up Call

    12/08/2014 7:58:38 AM PST · by thackney · 6 replies
    Energy Intel ^ | December 2014 | Sadad al-Husseini
    The Opec meeting of Nov. 27 brought new strategic thinking to Opec's deliberations and redirected its fixation away from short-term oil pricing toward greater commercial transparency and market-based commodity pricing. This was due in no small measure to Saudi Arabia's determination to eliminate ill-advised oil price manipulations and restore Opec's credibility as the price setting leader of international oil markets. This reality check became inevitable when Opec finally focused on the stark facts of a weak global economy and soft oil demand at a time of abundant oil supplies and inflated prices. The kingdom was forceful in advocating the reality...
  • Brazilian Families Want Legal Homeschooling

    12/04/2014 4:37:33 PM PST · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Brazilian Families Want Legal Homeschooling By Julio Severo A group of families made a 12-hour trip to be in Brasilia, Brazil’s capital city, to attend a vote in the Brazilian Congress on homeschooling. The vote was postponed, but the presence of these families and their children touched the hearts of many congressional representatives. Homeschool families in the Brazilian Congress These families, who were sponsored by ANED (Associação Nacional de Educação Domiciliar, National Home Education Association), promise to be in Brasilia again next Wednesday, when there will be a possible new vote. Congressmen touched by homeschool families The current Brazilian...
  • Saudis have reasons better than shale to let prices fall

    11/09/2014 6:06:10 AM PST · by thackney · 29 replies
    Oil & Gas Journal ^ | 11/07/2014 | Bob Tippee
    Only by overlooking important forces in markets and politics can anyone assert that Saudi Arabia is letting crude prices fall mainly to extinguish competition from North American shale oil. With oil, the Saudi regime always takes the long view. With security, however, its motivations are more immediate. The kingdom faces unusually intense threats: Islamic State (IS) militancy in Iraq and Syria, the chance that Iran won’t agree by a Nov. 24 deadline to suspend its nuclear ambitions, terrorist insurrections from restive Yemen, durability of the menacing government of Bashar Al-Assad in Damascus. Falling oil prices hurt the IS and Iran,...
  • Rising Turkish Menace: U.S. and NATO Ally Wants Islamic Advance in Latin America

    11/25/2014 8:01:53 AM PST · by juliosevero · 27 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Rising Turkish Menace: U.S. and NATO Ally Wants Islamic Advance in Latin America By Julio Severo The president of Turkey has re-written history by claiming Muslim explorers, not Christopher Columbus, discovered America. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Recep Tayyip Erdogan, chief of America’s NATO ally, said November 15 that Islamic sailors found the New World in 1178. He said, “Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus.” Turkey is the only Islamic nation in the NATO. His theory — which is supported only by Islamic historians — came to light in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of...