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  • 1431: Joan of Arc

    05/29/2020 11:29:34 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 6 replies
    ExecutedToday.com ^ | May 30, 2008 | Headsman
    On this date in 1431, Joan of Arc (also Jeanne d’Arc, even though d’Arc wasn’t really her name at all) was burned at the stake for heresy in the marketplace of Rouen, France. Very much has been written and said about this strange figure, the Maid of Orleans — not quite so much larger than life as she seems otherworldly to it: in her mystical exaltation, in her unthinkable elevation from the illiterate peasantry to military command (and bizarrely effective intervention in the intractable Hundred Years’ War). Apotheosis to the ranks of France’s national heroes is the least of it;...
  • Pentecost Renewed[charismatic caucus]

    05/29/2020 11:46:58 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    IN A MOMENT A SUDDENLY "Pentecost Renewed" A new wind of "ADD " Venture is coming to you , Prepare for the wind that is blowing through , For what is coming is The One and The Three , All in agreement " The All Of Me " , The gates of hell shall not prevail , For what is coming is a HOLY GALE ! Isaiah 43:18-20 18 “ Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it?...
  • Europe’s social welfare net shows signs of wear from virus

    05/29/2020 9:27:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2020 | Angela Charlton, Colleen Barry and Nick Perry
    Europe’s extensive social welfare net was showing signs of fraying under economic strain from the coronavirus, as protests erupted Friday for a second day in Spain against layoffs by French carmaker Renault, while Italy’s chief central banker warned that “uncertainty is rife.” Elsewhere, New Zealand has all but eradicated the coronavirus with just one person in the nation of 5 million known to be infected. But developments were grim in other nations, with India reporting a record increase in cases, and Pakistan and Russia a record number of deaths. As cases steadily rose across Africa, officials who are losing the...
  • Reshuffling: Oil price crash alters priorities, greases skids to new world order

    05/28/2020 8:19:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 28, 2020 | Ben Wolfgang and Guy Taylor
    The sustained plunge in global oil prices has brought deep, unexpected shifts on the geopolitical landscape, with impacts felt in the Arctic and the Middle East, and in the fortunes of the American heartland and the future of the Russian-Chinese strategic alliance. A U.S.-engineered market truce has helped energy prices rebound slightly this month after flatlining in April, but analysts say reverberations will likely be felt for years to come as they chip away at the foundational international partnerships in the post-World War II era and create new alliances and rivalries. Analysts say there is no way the U.S. and...
  • Spain WILL NOT ban Hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19, unlike other European nations spooked by reported side effects

    05/28/2020 9:46:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    RT News ^ | 05/28/2020 | George Frey @Reuters
    The Spanish health watchdog has said it sees no reason to stop the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), the potentially dangerous medicine touted as a Covid-19 treatment by the US president. Several European nations, including France, Italy and Belgium, have decided to suspend prescription of the anti-malaria drug, which came to international prominence after US President Donald Trump said the medicine could be used to tackle Covid-19 and that he himself was taking it. The Spanish health watchdog, AEMPS, said the paper published by the magazine Lancet, which warned about health risks associated with HCQ, was not conclusive enough to stop...
  • French govt authorizes dangerous drug for COVID-19, spurring euthanasia suspicions (clonazepam/Klonopin)

    05/27/2020 11:34:43 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 33 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | Apr 24, 2020 | Jeanne Smits
    April 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Controversy broke out in France at the end of March when a government decree made an anti-epileptic drug — clonazepam, Rivotril in France, known as Klonopin in the U.S. — available outside its specific marketing authorization, in order for it to be used on patients with respiratory distress in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic. Critics say the drug can now be used to kill off the fragile and the elderly. One of the reasons for their fears is that there is a formal contraindication for use of the molecule in case of respiratory distress,...
  • NATO Proves We're Not All in This Together

    05/27/2020 10:54:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2020 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Where has NATO been during this pandemic? U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron have repeatedly referred to their nations being at war with the coronavirus, so why haven't we seen a coordinated international response to the "attack"? The North Atlantic Treaty Organization operates on the premise that an attack on one member country warrants a response by all. In 2003, NATO formed the Multinational Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Battalion. According to NATO's website, this unit is "prepared for deployment in crisis situations such as natural disasters, infectious disease outbreaks and industrial accidents,...
  • France revokes decree authorising use of hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19

    05/27/2020 10:12:21 AM PDT · by semimojo · 31 replies
    France 24 ^ | 5/27/2020 | France 24
    The French government on Wednesday revoked a decree authorising hospitals to prescribe the controversial drug for Covid-19 patients after France’s public health watchdog warned against its use to treat the disease. The drug has been the subject of much debate in France, where “maverick” Professor Didier Raoult claimed in March to have successfully treated Covid-19 patients using a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin. However, doctors have questioned the value of Professor Raoult’s study, saying it was poorly designed and based on too small a sample to offer hard evidence of benefit.
  • France's Determination to End Free Speech

    05/26/2020 12:45:01 PM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | May 26, 2020 at 5:00 am | Judith Bergman
    France's Determination to End Free Speech by Judith Bergman May 26, 2020 at 5:00 am Private companies will now be obliged to act as thought police on behalf of the French state or face heavy fines. "Under the pretext of fighting 'hateful' content on the Internet, it [the Avia law] is setting up a system of censorship that is as effective as it is dangerous... 'hate' is the pretext systematically used by those who want to silence dissenting opinions.... A democracy worthy of its name should accept freedom of expression." — Guillaume Roquette, editorial director of Le Figaro Magazine, May...
  • 1923: Albert Leo Schlageter, Nazi martyr

    05/26/2020 2:37:23 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 26 replies
    ExecutedToday.com ^ | May 26, 2008 | Headsman
    On this date in 1923, a German paramilitary was shot by a French firing squad near Dusseldorf for his anti-occupation sabotage efforts. Albert Leo Schlageter, a World War I veteran and conservative Catholic who signed up with the right-wing Freikorps and tangled with communists after the war, joined the fledging Nazi party when it absorbed his Freikorps unit in 1922. The next year, France occupied the Ruhr to secure war reparations payments then crippling Germany, which would do much to speed the rise of the Nazis in the years ahead. Schlageter was nabbed sabotaging railroad lines in resistance, and Berlin’s...
  • Wuhan virus lab was signed off by EU Brexit chief Michel Barnier in 2004 - despite French intelligence warnings that China's poor bio-security reputation could lead to a catastrophic leak

    05/26/2020 10:38:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/26/2020 | Glen Owen
    The construction of the Chinese laboratory at the centre of mounting suspicion over the source of the Covid-19 pandemic was signed off by the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier – despite warnings by French intelligence services. Mr Barnier – currently embroiled in acrimonious negotiations with the UK over a post-Brexit trade deal – was the French foreign minister when he gave the go-ahead for work to start on the Wuhan Institute of Virology in 2004, under a joint deal with the Chinese. The move came despite strong opposition from French diplomatic and security advisers, who argued that the Chinese...
  • Watch: Farage Again Catches French Ships Escorting Illegal Migrant Boats Into British Waters....

    05/26/2020 9:01:49 AM PDT · by caww · 58 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/26/2020 | KURT ZINDULKA
    The Brexit Party leader 'turned investigative journalist' took to the English Channel again on Tuesday morning to report on the increased waves of illegal boat migrants sailing from camps in France to the United Kingdom. We’ve given the French 61 million quid 'to stop' illegal boat migrants coming into British waters. What we witnessed again today, was the navy, the French navy, escorting them into our waters,” Farage said. Mr Farage said that he witnessed a French ship escorting a “rib” (a small rubber boat) loaded with 13 illegal migrants into British waters. In the video, the veteran Brexit campaigner...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 5/24/2020

    05/24/2020 9:32:47 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/24/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    In San Jose, California today Pastor Mike McClure of Calvary Chapel told worshipers at an outdoor service that the church will reopen for a regular indoor service next Sunday regardless of any local orders..... His comments came hours after a US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld Governor Gavin Newsom's ban on indoor church services..... The Oregon Supreme Court telling a local judge to throw out his injunction against Governor Kate Brown's coronavirus emergency orders or explain why he shouldn't by 5 pm Tuesday...... North Dakota Republican Governor Doug Burgum getting emotional at his Friday media appearance over...
  • French Police Raid Alleged Far-Left Antifa Bomb Factory HQ

    05/22/2020 9:44:03 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 22 2020 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    French police in the Paris suburb of Bagnolet have arrested four people after discovering the alleged headquarters of the city’s far-left extremist Antifa movement, where it is claimed explosives were being manufactured. The raid of the building took place on Sunday with officers discovering dozens of Molotov cocktails and other incendiary devices. The building, which has been occupied by members of the far-left extremist movement, featured various radical slogans including: “A cop, a bullet, social justice.” The building also featured graffiti stating “Welcome to our Paris HQ Antifa75”, fueling speculation that the squat was the headquarters of the Paris chapter...
  • Traditional Catholics get French Highest Court for Administrative Matters to Act for the Liberty of the Church when (Catholic) Bishops didn't

    05/21/2020 10:07:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Le Monde via Rorate Caeli ^ | May 19, 2020 | Cécile Chambraud
    Traditional Catholics get French Highest Court for Administrative Matters to Act for the Liberty of the Church when (Catholic) Bishops didn't Note: The following is an article published in the French daily Le Monde, not known for Catholic sympathy.  The remarkable fact referred to in this article is that a group of Traditional Catholic priests and laity brought a suit to what is the French equivalent to the Supreme Court on administrative and governmental matters to celebrate Mass within the situation of the Covid-19 crisis.  The French Bishops Conference protested against the situation but did not follow up with an appeal...
  • France says no sign of virus rise after lockdown eased

    05/20/2020 11:44:25 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 8 replies
    Medical Press ^ | MAY 20, 2020
    There is no sign yet that France's easing of a lockdown to combat the coronavirus has boosted the epidemic, the health minister said Wednesday, as the latest figures showed daily deaths trending lower.France on May 11 eased its almost two-month lockdown in a bid to revive an economy clobbered by the epidemic. Health Minister Oliver Veran warned that it was too early to assess the impact of the easing. But he added there was so far no sign that the virus was regaining impetus. "It takes at least 10 to 15 days for us to know if there is an...
  • How did the plague reshape Bronze Age Europe?

    05/20/2020 9:37:06 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | December 3, 2019 | Anthony King
    ...Prof. Haak will also try to detect more plague DNA in hundreds of skeletons from the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age. So far, DNA evidence from a dozen skeletons points to little variability between the strains of Yersinia pestis in such remains, suggesting that the pestilence spread rapidly across the continent. The speed may owe to another human advance at this time -- the domestication of wild horses, which may literally have carried the disease into Europe. "We see the change from wild local horses to domesticated horses, which happened rapidly at the beginning of the Bronze Age," said...
  • France: Applying sovereignty will have consequences

    05/19/2020 8:07:28 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/5/20
    The French government issued a strongly-worded statement Tuesday urging Israel not to apply sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. The statement calls on Prime Minister Netanyahu and alternate Prime Minister Gantz not to "annex", as the move "will have significant implications for Israel's relations with the EU." The French foreign ministry is aligning with the European foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, who is regarded as the most senior official in Europe who actively opposes the move. "We support the announcement by EU Foreign Minister Borrrell that annexation would be in violation of international law, and would not proceed without implications for...
  • France to Begin Teaching Arabic in French Schools for 'Linguistic Diversity'

    05/18/2020 2:14:45 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 39 replies
    NN ^ | 05-18-20 | Jay Greenberg
    France will soon begin teaching Arabic in French schools to give children more "linguistic diversity."French President Emmanuel Macron pushed through a new education decree to authorize his new program earlier this month.France is currently battling one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the world amid the global pandemic.
  • France: Vandals cut down monumental and iconic iron cross, “symbol of the entire Languedoc region”

    05/16/2020 6:34:30 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAY 16, 2020 2:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    France: Vandals cut down monumental and iconic iron cross, “symbol of the entire Languedoc region” MAY 16, 2020 2:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER This attack could have perpetrated by militant atheists, angry ex-Catholics, any number of people. But such people have been in France for years, and there have not been incidents of this kind. However, France has seen a large influx of Muslim migrants in recent years, many of whom believe that it is an insult to Allah to say that Jesus is the Son of God (cf. Qur’an 19:35), and that Jesus died on the cross (which the...