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  • The Testimony of Jesus Christ [Charismatic Caucus]

    05/17/2016 7:22:47 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-17-16 | bible ,Holy Spirit
    Supernatural experiences are happening now with in my Body and Bride but do not let this distract you for though you walk on the waters with me it is My Testimony that keeps you afloat for I AM in and through all things and it is as you cause others to understand My love for them that I elevate you to walk in the heavenlies for you are not earthly bound and it is "My Spirit IN YOU" that performs what seems impossible to others for as Stephen did now you shall do ! Acts 6 Seven Chosen to Serve...
  • Chinese bullet train in Venezuela stalls as alliance derails

    05/15/2016 3:39:09 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 5-14-16 | JOSHUA GOODMAN
    It was once billed as a model of socialist fraternity: South America's first high-speed train, powered by Chinese technology, crisscrossing Venezuela to bring development to its backwater plains. Now all but abandoned, it has become a symbol of economic collapse — and a strategic relationship gone adrift. Where dozens of modern buildings once stood, cattle now graze on grass growing amid the rubble of the project's gutted and vandalized factory. A red arched sign in Chinese and Spanish is all that remains of what until 16 months ago was a bustling complex of 800 workers. That's when the project's Chinese...
  • U.S. intelligence officials fear Venezuelan coup, government crackdown

    05/14/2016 1:23:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 14, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    U.S. intelligence officials said Friday they are concerned Venezuela is slipping into a crisis that could lead to a coup attempt or a government crackdown on dissent. Reuters reports: In a bleak assessment of Venezuela’s worsening crisis, the senior officials expressed doubt that unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro would allow a recall referendum this year, despite opposition-led protests demanding a vote to decide whether he stays in office…They said one “plausible” scenario would be that Maduro’s own party or powerful political figures would force him out and would not rule out the possibility of a military coup. Still, they said...
  • Son of Lebanese migrants is Brazil’s new president

    05/12/2016 2:42:20 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 17 replies
    All arabiya - English ^ | 05.112016 | Reuters
    The son of Lebanese migrants - Vice President Michel Temer will take the helm of the world’s fifth-most populous nation on Thursday after Brazil’s Senate voted to put President Dilma Rousseff on trial for breaking budgetary laws.
  • Brazil's Rousseff bows out defiantly after historic Senate vote to try her

    05/12/2016 8:28:46 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    al Reuters ^ | May 12, 2016 | Anthony Boadle and Maria Carolina Marcello
    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff bowed out defiantly on Thursday, suspended from office after the Senate voted to put her on trial for breaking budget laws in a historic decision brought on by a deep recession and a corruption scandal. Rousseff, in office since 2011, will be replaced by Vice President Michel Temer, for the duration of a Senate trial that could take up to six months. Rousseff, speaking shortly before she left Brasilia's Planalto presidential palace, said was notified of her suspension on Thursday morning. "I may have made mistakes but I did not commit any crime," Rousseff said in...
  • Off the Podium: Why Public Health Concerns for Global Spread of Zika Virus Means

    05/12/2016 3:22:18 AM PDT · by Enchante · 15 replies
    Harvard Public Health Review ^ | May 2016 | Amir Attaran
    "Which leads to a simple question: But for the Games, would anyone recommend sending an extra half a million visitors into Brazil right now? Of course not: mass migration into the heart of an outbreak is a public health no-brainer. And given the choice between accelerating a dangerous new disease or not—for it is impossible that Games will slow Zika down—the answer should be a no-brainer for the Olympic organizers too. Putting sentimentality aside, clearly the Rio 2016 Games must not proceed."
  • Rousseff impeachment: Brazil Senate in marathon debate

    05/12/2016 12:42:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/12/2016 | BBC
    Brazil's Senate is debating whether President Dilma Rousseff should face a full impeachment trial. The majority of the senators have already said they will vote against the president. If this is confirmed in a vote to be held later, Ms Rousseff will be automatically suspended from office. She is accused of illegally manipulating finances to hide a growing public deficit ahead of her re-election in 2014, which she denies. Ms. Rousseff made a last-ditch appeal to the Supreme Court to stop proceedings, but the move was rejected.....
  • The Brazilian Zika virus strain causes birth defects in experimental models

    05/11/2016 1:01:26 PM PDT · by NYorkerInHouston · 8 replies
    Nature ^ | 5/11/2016 | Cugola FR, Fernandes, IR, et al.
    Zika virus (ZIKV) is an arbovirus belonging to the genus Flavivirus (family Flaviviridae) and was first described in 1947 in Uganda following blood analyses of sentinel Rhesus monkeys1. Until the twentieth century, the African and Asian lineages of the virus did not cause meaningful infections in humans. However, in 2007, vectored by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, ZIKV caused the first noteworthy epidemic on the Yap Island in Micronesia2. Patients experienced fever, skin rash, arthralgia and conjunctivitis2. From 2013 to 2015, the Asian lineage of the virus caused further massive outbreaks in New Caledonia and French Polynesia. In 2013, ZIKV reached Brazil,...
  • Chaos in Brazil as Dilma Rousseff impeachment vote 'anulled'

    05/09/2016 4:08:51 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5-9-16 | unattributed
    The impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was thrown into confusion Monday when the speaker of the lower house of Congress annulled an April vote by lawmakers to launch the process. Waldir Maranhao, the interim speaker of the lower house, wrote in an order seen by AFP that a new vote should take place on whether to impeach Rousseff.The surprise move came just as the Senate was preparing to vote this week on whether to suspend Rousseff from office while an impeachment trial gets underway. Maranhao's order said that legislators should hold a new vote in five sessions time. However...
  • A Slice of the Confederacy in the Interior of Brazil

    05/08/2016 9:43:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 May 2016 | Simon Romero
    On a stage festooned with Confederate flags, a singer was belting out “Dixieland Delight” by Alabama near an obelisk honoring the Americans who fled to this outpost in the aftermath of the Civil War. “We’re not racists,” said Cícero Carr, 54, an engineer whose great-great-grandfather hailed from Texas. Wearing a fedora featuring the rebel battle flag, he explained in Portuguese, “We’re just revering our ancestors who had the good sense to settle in Brazil.” At the annual celebration of Brazil’s self-described Confederados one scorching Sunday in April, Confederate flags adorned the hoop-skirted gowns of young belles and the trucker caps...
  • Olympians Shouldn’t Swim Through Sewage

    05/08/2016 12:29:12 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 43 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | MAY 5, 2016 | LYNNE COX
    THIS summer, when the Olympic Games are held in Rio de Janeiro, marathon swimmers, sailors and triathletes will be asked to compete in the highly polluted waters of Guanabara Bay and off nearby Copacabana Beach. Any athlete coming into contact with these waters has a high probability of becoming ill. Members of the United States junior national rowing team and competitive sailors have become sick with diarrhea, vomiting and flulike symptoms after training and competing around Rio, and they experience only “incidental contact” with the water. Marathon swimmers and triathletes will ingest this water — and the consequences could be...
  • Brazil Ponders an Erotic Theme Park, With No Sex Allowed

    05/03/2016 1:35:27 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 19 replies
    NYT via Drudge ^ | MAY 3, 2016 | By SIMON ROMERO
    Erotic sculpture park? Check. Bumper cars designed like genitalia? Check. Snack bar serving aphrodisiac recipes? Check. Sex on the premises? Uh, better not. Entrepreneurs in Brazil are seeking to build an adults-only theme park called ErotikaLand near the city of Piracicaba, about two hours’ drive from São Paulo, and they hope to open its doors by 2018. But the project is setting off debate over public displays of sexuality in Brazil, where Carnival celebrations feature scantily clad dancers and thousands of short-stay love motels strive to please an exacting clientele. “We cannot be known as the capital of sex,” Matheus...
  • The Latter glory of this house will be greater[charismatic CAUCUS]

    05/03/2016 11:06:38 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-3-16 | bible,HolySpirit
    My train of Glory is about to shine, All over my children for through my blood they are divine, Now I shall come down and rest, Upon my treasure chest, For this is where ever they are gathered in My Name, Shouting out My Fame, "To the ones that have overcome and pushed through", " I AM Chasing after you ", MY Glory is about to reveal, The Fullness of My Kingdom's Seal, The Father's Heart now fully revealed, Not just a sector but as a whole, Not just a faith or trust "now you shall know", The Fullness of...
  • There is Healing in the arms of Jesus

    04/28/2016 9:54:59 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Disappear My children so that I may manifest freely for there is healing within the Wings of My fullness. Do you "Truly" desire to feel My healing Touch ? For as My Wings envelope you is when "TRUE REST " Begins and saturates your ( ( (( Heart and Soul )) ) ) "FIND ME" AT ~ ~ SURRENDER ~ ~ for I AM there EVEN NOW with outstretched arms with your healing in the ( ( (( Wings of My ARMS )) ) ) outstretched for I AM YOUR CROSS ! ! ! Deuteronomy 33:12 The Lord’s beloved rests...
  • Brazil’s Giant Problem

    04/26/2016 6:11:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 22, 2016 | John Lyons and David Luhnow
    When construction began in 1956 on Brazil’s new capital, everything about it pointed to the country’s ambitions as a rising global power. Its architect Oscar Niemeyer designed curving, futuristic government palaces, embodying hopes for a utopian modernity. Brasília rose in just 41 months, laid out in the shape of an airplane, a seeming reflection of the nation’s impatience to soar. But the sparkling new capital was a monument to Brazil’s past. For all its modernist appeal, it was one more expression of the country’s long and troubled attachment to the concept of a giant paternalistic state, responsible for managing the...
  • Huge coral reef discovered at Amazon river mouth

    04/23/2016 11:55:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 4/22/2016 | John Vidal
    Scientists astonished to find 600-mile long reef under the muddy water in a site already marked for oil exploration
  • Marxist President Of Brazil On Verge Of Impeachment

    04/18/2016 1:48:06 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 15 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 4/18/16 | Gary
    The impeachment vote in the lower house passed with more than a two-thirds majority.  The upper house will now vote with only a simple majority needed to oust President Rousseff.  The global power vacuum grows ever larger and someone with evil intent will step into the void.
  • Brazil impeachment backers take strong lead in Congress vote (Vote Happening NOW)

    04/17/2016 5:42:27 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 51 replies
    KDAL ^ | Anthony Boadle and Maria Carolina Marcello
    Supporters of the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff took a commanding lead in a ballot in the lower house of Congress on Sunday that could hasten the end of 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule in Latin America's biggest economy. With 272 votes cast, 210 members of Congress had voted in favor of Rousseff's impeachment and 62 voted against or abstained. The Datafolha polling group projected Rousseff's defeat. Rousseff's opponents needs votes from 342 of the 513 members of the chamber to send her for trial in the Senate on charges of manipulating budgetary accounts to support her...
  • Impeachment About to Succeed in Brazil

    Impeachment winning 169 to 46 against in Brazil 342 needed to water the tree of liberty!!!
  • Guatemala Lessons for Brazil in the Midst of a Powerful Political Crisis

    04/05/2016 8:22:03 PM PDT · by juliosevero
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Guatemala Lessons for Brazil in the Midst of a Powerful Political Crisis By Julio Severo Protests against a corrupt president? A population calling for the impeachment of the corrupt president? This is what Brazil is living right now. And this is what Guatemala lived last year. But there is a huge difference between the presidents of both nations. While Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was a Marxist terrorist who fought the military rule in Brazil in the 1960s, Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina was a general who fought communists in the past. In fact, he was trained for such fight....
  • Iran announces naval deployment in Latin America

    04/03/2016 3:21:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/4/16 | Ari Yashar
    Iranian Army Commander Maj. Gen. Ataollah Salehi on Saturday announced that Iran intends to deploy warships and destroyers in Latin America, in a sign of the attempts of the leading state sponsor of terror to expand its military cooperation with countries opposing the US. We intend to take a longer stride in marine voyages and even go towards friendly states in Latin America," Salehi told reporters at the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. Speaking at a ceremony welcoming back the Iranian Navy's 38th fleet after 75 days of international deployment, he said...
  • Failure to sell Olympic seats is Brazil's big ticket headache

    04/03/2016 7:58:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    AFP ^ | April 2, 2016 | Sebastian Smith
    . Failure to sell Olympic seats is Brazil's big ticket headache Sebastian Smith AFP April 2, 2016 The zika virus, high crime and a major political crisis have all dampened the initial excitement over Rio's hosting South America's first Olympic Games View photos The zika virus, high crime and a major political crisis have all dampened the initial excitement over Rio's hosting South America's first Olympic Games (AFP Photo/Yasuyoshi Chiba) More Brazil's government sounded the alarm Saturday over meager sales of Olympic tickets and public apathy just five months before Rio hosts South America's first Summer Games. With worries about...
  • ET Gems: Black Diamonds Come From Outer Space

    01/09/2007 2:37:49 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 693+ views
    Yahoo/Live Science ^ | 1-8-2006 | Jeanna Bryer
    ET Gems: Black Diamonds Come from Outer Space Jeanna Bryner LiveScience Staff Writer LiveScience.com Mon Jan 8, 7:20 PM ET If you’re looking for a space-age way to propose marriage, a black-diamond ring might be the way to go. Long baffled by their origin, scientists now have evidence that these charcoal-colored gems formed in outer space. Stephen Haggerty and Jozsef Garai, both of Florida International University, analyzed the hydrogen in black diamond samples using infrared-detection instruments at the Brookhaven National Laboratory and found that the quantity indicated that the mineral formed in a supernova explosion. Also called carbonado diamonds, meaning...
  • Brazilian startup Urban3D sees 3D printed housing as solution for growing slum problems

    03/23/2016 11:49:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    3Ders ^ | March 23, 2016
    Various companies and startups around the world are already exploring 3D printing construction solutions, usually involving a concrete 3D printer. The idea is that this can not only greatly speed up customized production, but will also significantly reduce construction costs. But the founder of Brazilian startup Urban3D Anielle Guedes looks far beyond costs or customized, artistic housing. She has been dreaming about a completely different purpose: to use efficient 3D printing construction to combat the world's growing slum problems. For whatever way you're looking at the situation, there's certainly a growing slum problem. Thanks to economic realities and a population...
  • Brazilian Crisis Sparks Chances for Socialist Marina Silva in the 2018 Presidential Election

    03/21/2016 6:16:40 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 2 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Brazilian Crisis Sparks Chances for Socialist Marina Silva in the 2018 Presidential Election By Julio Severo In the midst of the deep political and financial crisis in Brazil, and massive protests against its leftist President Dilma Rousseff — despised by most Brazilian population who, according to Datafolha polls, wants her impeached for corruption and economic recession —, a new political scenery and possibilities begin to emerge. Former Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva is one of these possibilities. According to another poll by Datafolha, she is the preferred choice for most Brazilian constituents for the 2018 presidential election in Brazil....
  • Brazil tumbles like 'House of Cards' in crisis

    03/19/2016 3:43:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 17 March 2016 | Daniel Gallas
    The plot to Brazil's political crisis has become so complicated that even makers of political drama 'House of Cards' joke they are now following events. There is even an online quiz where one has to guess: did it happen in Brazil or in House of Cards, or both? But this is no laughing matter in Brazil. This is the country's toughest political crisis since the early 1990s, when its first democratically-elected President in the modern era, Fernando Collor, was removed from power. On Wednesday night the crisis took a bizarre turn, as a judge revealed phone conversations between President Dilma...
  • Zika Virus: Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment CDC

    03/18/2016 10:07:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    Centers For Disease Control ^ | 03-18-2016 | Staff
    Symptoms Most people infected with Zika virus won’t even know they have the disease because they won’t have symptoms. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The incubation period (the time from exposure to symptoms) for Zika virus disease is not known, but is likely to be a few days to a week. See your healthcare provider if you are pregnant and develop a fever, rash, joint pain, or red eyes within 2 weeks after traveling to a place where Zika has been reported....
  • Why Brazil is freaking out

    03/17/2016 9:31:18 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    cnn money ^ | 3-17-2016 | Patrick Gillespie
    You can't make this stuff up. A current president shields a former president from investigation by appointing him to her cabinet. Then a judge annuls the appointment. Billionaires, corporate execs and politicians are jailed in a massive corruption scandal. Huge protests call for the impeachment of the president, Dilma Rousseff. Oh, and the economy is tanking while its stock market is soaring. This is the story of Brazil. Once a star economic performer, Brazil is now deep in recession, sparked by the gargantuan bribery scandal at Petrobras, the state-run oil company, and a sharp decline in commodity prices. Unemployment is...
  • Protesters storm Brazilian capital after bugged phone call goes public.....

    03/17/2016 6:24:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 08:08 EST, 17 March 2016 | By Matt Hunter
    Rest of title: ...which reveals President gave senior government position to her predecessor so he could avoid arrest over corruption President Rousseff appointed Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as her chief of staff She is battling impeachment attempt, recession and oil corruption scandal Judge heading oil probe orders phone call between pair to be made public Call seems to confirm Lula's job spared him possible arrest for corruption Protests have erupted in Brazil's capital after a recorded phone call between President Dilma Rousseff and her once-popular predecessor was released, suggesting that she appointed him to her cabinet to spare him...
  • Lula, the Ugliest Face of “the Brazilian Way of Doing Things”

    03/15/2016 5:26:51 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 7 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Lula, the Ugliest Face of “the Brazilian Way of Doing Things” By Julio Severo Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva is, with his socialist Workers’ Party, facing a multitude of scandals of corruption. The acts of corruption were measures to get certain results, especially financial, in spite of the laws. This is the heart of the “jeitinho brasileiro,” which is a process used to reach something desired in spite of contrary determinations (laws, orders, rules etc.). Brazilians face a confusing and inefficient bureaucracy, which affects everybody: rich and poor. The rich use their huge power and influence...
  • Russia Threatens Invasion If North Korea Nuclear Rhetoric Continues

    03/09/2016 5:29:36 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/09/16 | Russ Read
    North Korea’s provocative nuclear rhetoric has gotten so bad even the Kremlin has come out against the hermit kingdom, warning continued nuclear threats could justify an invasion. The warning was issued in the form of a written statement from the Russian foreign ministry. It follows North Korea’s threat it would engage in a “preemptive and offensive nuclear strike” in reaction to the start of joint U.S.-South Korean war games Monday. “We consider it to be absolutely impermissible to make public statements containing threats to deliver some ‘preventive nuclear strikes’ against opponents,” said the statement, as translated by the Russian TASS...
  • China's state media warns US against Trump

    03/14/2016 12:57:31 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 89 replies
    skynews.com.au ^ | 6:59 pm, Monday, 14 March 2016 | skynews.com.au
    In a strongly worded editorial on Monday, China's official media criticised the rise of Donald Trump in the race to the White House, warning of severe consequences if he is elected US president. 'The rise of Trump has opened a Pandora's box in US society,' says the editorial published by the People's Daily and the Global Times newspapers, two mouthpieces of the Communist Party of China. 'Instead of pointing fingers at other countries for their so-called nationalism and tyranny, the US had better watch itself from becoming a source of destructive forces against world peace,' it says while underlining Trump's...
  • (In other news...) Record Brazil protests put Rousseff's future in doubt

    03/14/2016 11:24:24 AM PDT · by 11th Commandment · 8 replies
    RUETERS ^ | Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:42am GMT | Daniel Flynn and Alonso Soto
    Hundreds of thousands (millions) of Brazilians flooded the streets on Sunday in the biggest ever protests calling for President Dilma Rousseff's removal, reflecting rising popular anger that could encourage Congress to impeach the leftist leader. The demonstrations were the latest in a wave of anti-government rallies that lost momentum late last year but have regained strength as a sweeping corruption investigation nears Rousseff's inner circle. Poor Brazilians, who form the base of the ruling Workers' Party support, have not turned out in great numbers in recent protests. But their support for Rousseff has faded as unemployment rises and inflation climbs.
  • India files trade complaint against U.S. over temporary work visas

    03/04/2016 5:06:54 PM PST · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 4th, 2016 | By Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi and Rajesh Kumar Singh
    Trade tensions between India and the United States intensified on Friday as New Delhi filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over steep fee increases for U.S. non-immigrant temporary work visas. The WTO said in a statement that India has disputed the doubling of the fees for H-1B and L-1 work visas and limits on their numbers. The visas are typically used by thousands of Indian nationals hired by information technology services firms operating in the United States. The complaint comes just days after the United States won a WTO ruling in favor of its challenge to India's domestic...
  • FIRST FRUIT[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/10/2016 9:29:12 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-10-16 | bible,Holy Spirit
    I have given you My words and shared my heart, I have shown you the beginning is where to start, Yet even in your valleys you return To me, For I am your first fruit and Majesty, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_24IdbJ0Tw Lead me to the cross Luke 21:1-4 The Widow’s Two Mites 21 And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, 2 and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. 3 So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; 4 for all these...
  • Former Richest Man in Brazil Offers US$ 170,000 to Witchcraft in a Bid To Return to Former Glory

    03/06/2016 5:29:34 PM PST · by juliosevero · 12 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Former Richest Man in Brazil Offers Gold Coins Worth US$ 170,000 to Afro-Brazilian Deity Yemanja in a Bid To Return to Former Glory By Julio Severo Once the richest man in Brazil, Eike Batista is claimed to have resorted to an Afro-Brazilian ritual in the hope of rebuilding his billion-dollar empire, throwing gold in the Atlantic Ocean. Eike Batista, in his former glory The flamboyant businessman, who suffered one of the largest personal and financial collapses in corporate history, tossed over 700 thousand Brazilian Reals (about US$ 170,000) in gold coins onto the waves off the coast of Rio...
  • Brazil on course for worst recession in century

    03/04/2016 7:29:23 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3 Mar, 2016 | Sebastian Smith
    Brazil's economy shrank by 3.8 percent in 2015, the government said Thursday, with the biggest contraction in 25 years set to push the Latin American giant into its worst recession for more than a century. The latest gloomy news from Brazil was no surprise, but the severity underlined the depth of problems facing President Dilma Rousseff's government as it battles both declining economic output and 10.67 percent inflation. The state statistics office said 2015 registered the worst single annual fall in GDP since 1990, a year when the economy dipped 4.3 percent. With the International Monetary Fund predicting a further...
  • Brazilian man hides in gas tank to try to get into US

    03/04/2016 2:27:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 4, 2016 4:49 PM EST
    U.S. authorities say a Brazilian man tried to sneak into the country from Mexico by hiding in a gasoline tank. Customs and Border Protection says inspectors found the 38-year-old inside the modified tank of a 2001 Toyota Sequoia early Tuesday at a crossing in Calexico, California. An imaging device spotted anomalies in the SUV's gas tank and backseats. ...
  • The Vessels of The Lord's Heart[charismatic Caucus]

    03/03/2016 9:28:37 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible ^ | bible
    Junctions of The heart of My body and Bride are opening and closing in perfect Sympatico now with the Father's will in that those that have guarded their heart from guile through perfect love shall always remain centered upon the throne of My love for all mankind. This is the season where the Fruit of My Spirit shall reign supreme as My Blood courses through the vessels of My heart . . . "course through something" - to run, race, or flow rapidly through something Sympatico - The definition of Sympatico is getting along and having mutual understanding with another...
  • Brazil recession: 'I've never seen anything like this'

    03/03/2016 12:15:08 PM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | March 3, 2016 | Flora Charner and Patrick Gillespie
    When Barbara Araujo and Allan Alves got married three years ago, they had big plans: open a business, buy a house and start a family. But with Brazil plunging into its worst recession in over two decades -- hopes for a brighter future are fading. The Brazilian economy shrank 3.8% in 2015, according to government data published Thursday. That's the biggest annual drop since 1990 and the country is in its longest recession since the 1930s.
  • SAVING GRACE[charismatic Caucus]

    02/29/2016 9:33:33 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-29-16 | Holy Spirit ,Bible
    Do you see my children ? My Heart is for Saving Grace yet My Sword divides Light from darkness and there is still a battle over Virtue and Holiness being first and foremost and I shall never allow Sodom and Gomorrah to stand again. So watch as My Spirit moves for truly I am about to sweep My Threshing Floor clean in order to bring all those The Father has given me into my hands. Isaiah 60 60 Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you—rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory...
  • Israeli Missiles, RWS to Equip Philippine Navy Combat Boats

    02/28/2016 1:05:17 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Defense Update ^ | Feb 27, 2016
    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will supply three Mini Typhoon remotely controlled weapon mounts to arm three multi-purpose attack crafts (MPAC MKIII) of the Philippine Navy. The contract amount is $12 million (PhP 594,319,550), each RWS will operate 12.7 heavy machine guns also mount Spike-ER launchers, extending the boat’s firepower to more than 8 kilometers. The new boats are constructed by a joint venture between Philippine shipbuilder Propmech Corporation and Taiwanese builder Lung Teh Shipbuilding Corporation. MPAC Mk III will also have provisions for two M60/7.62mm Light Machine Gun. According to Philippine sources each Mini-Typhoon will contain 2,000 rounds and 10...
  • IRAN SHOWS US THE MONEY

    02/27/2016 9:55:49 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | Feb 27, 2016 | COTT JOHNSON
    One thing George W. Bush got right: the Islamic Republic of Iran is an evil regime. It seems an elementary point. It seems obvious. The regime is responsible for the murder and disfigurement of many Americans. It is the proud supporter of terrorist organizations including but not limited to Hamas and Hezbollah. It is itself a tyrannical, murderous, terrorist regime. Yet President Obama is operating on a theory of international relations that has enriched and empowered the regime. Iran took at least $100 billion as the downpayment for its professed support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The JCPOA...
  • Afghanistan Welcomes Russia’s Military Assistance

    02/28/2016 4:50:07 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 20 replies
    Bakhtar News ^ | February 28, 2016 | Manager (?)
    Kabul (BNA) The Russian government has recently handed over its first military assistance consisting of 10000 Ak-47 to ANP. While the Afghan government sincerely appreciates Russian assistance and requesting further contribution for ANSF equipping and capacity building. A number of experts and law makers on the role of regional countries in war on terror who were optimist on these assistance and future of Afghanistan and believed that Moscow is concerned on influence of terrorists and extremists into their borders said that if regional countries make honest cooperation with us in the direction of restoration of stability, we would witness it...
  • Electric Car War Sends Lithium Prices Sky High

    02/23/2016 4:00:07 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 30 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 23-02-2016 | Page
    With lithium prices skyrocketing beyond wildest expectations, talk heating up about acquisitions and mergers in this space and a fast-brewing war among electric car rivals, it’s no wonder everyone’s bullish on this golden commodity that promises to become the ‘’new gasoline”. Moreover, land grabs, rising price predictions, and expectations of a major demand spike are leaping out of the shadows of a pending energy revolution and a new technology-driven resource era. For once, we have agreement across the board on a commodity: Demand for lithium will continue to rise throughout the year--and beyond--spurred by the rise of battery mega/gigafactories and...
  • UK Special Envoy to Yemen Alan Duncan Claims US Controlled by Jewish Bankers Posted By On

    10/16/2014 4:30:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    UK Special Envoy to Yemen Alan Duncan Claims US Controlled by Jewish BankersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On October 15, 2014 @ 12:24 pm In The Point | 18 Comments Alan Duncan, the UK’s Special Envoy to Yemen and Oman, a former oil industry man and current MP, offered a calculated insult to the United States and a staple of Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda as part of his unfortunate campaign against the Jewish State.After denouncing Israeli “Apartheid” despite having built his career working with an oil company that actually propped up Apartheid in South Africa, Duncan demanded that all candidates be...
  • Rio Has Given Up On Its Goal To Clean Up The Water In Time For The Olympics

    02/18/2016 4:42:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Deadspin ^ | February 18, 2016 | Tom Ley
    Rio Has Given Up On Its Goal To Clean Up The Water In Time For The Olympics When bidding to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Jaineiro promised the International Olympics Committee that it would eliminate 80 percent of the sewage found in the city's notoriously filthy water, and would fully regenerate the lagoon in which rowing and kayaking events will be held. Now a few months from the start of the games, Rio has given up on keeping those promises. Outside The Lines' Bonnie Ford has a thorough examination of the current state of Rio's water pollution, and...
  • Pope Francis OK's Contraception Use in Zika-Affected Countries

    02/18/2016 12:27:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    VOA ^ | 02/18/2016
    Pope Francis has suggested it is acceptable to use artificial contraception methods in countries affected by the Zika virus. "Avoiding pregnancy is not an absolute evil," he told reporters en route to Rome following his five-day trip to Mexico. He cited Pope Paul VI's decree in the 1960s that allowed nuns serving in Africa to use contraception due to the threat of rape. He said, "In certain cases, as in this one, such as the one I mentioned of Blessed Paul VI, it was clear." But he maintained the church's stance against abortion calling it "an absolute evil". CDC's advice...
  • Homeschooling in Brazil: Where Is it Headed?

    02/17/2016 2:19:40 PM PST · by juliosevero · 2 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Homeschooling in Brazil: Where Is it Headed? Religious Trends and Esoteric Detours By Julio Severo A prominent Presbyterian blog in Brazil published, on February 5, 2016, an article about homeschooling trends in Brazil. Even though I disagree with them on conservative issues (they consider themselves conservatives, but their Mackenzie Presbyterian University, the largest Protestant university in Brazil, hires pro-abortion and Marxist professors), they were honest enough to mention me as one of the known homeschooling examples in Brazil. Another two homeschooler names mentioned, Josue Bueno and Cleber Nunes, were also reported by me back in 2008 in articles that...
  • Zika hysteria is way ahead of research into virus, says expert (Microcephaly? Maybe not..)

    02/17/2016 10:23:18 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 57 replies
    Guardian ^ | February 20, 2016 | Jonathan Watts
    One of the world's leading virologists has warned against public hysteria surrounding the Zika virus, saying global health authorities need to focus more broadly on prevention of infectious diseases rather than finding a cure for specific outbreaks. Leslie Lobel, an Israeli physician who has worked with the US military and the Uganda Virus Research Institute to try to find a vaccine for Ebola, believes ...the evidence is not yet conclusive. "it's not clear that what's going on in Brazil is linked to the Zika virus. There's no definitive proof that Zika is causing microcephaly. I believe the hysteria is way...