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  • Israeli Hackers Strike Back at Anonymous OpIsrael, Expose Participants With Their Own Webcams

    04/10/2014 7:19:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | April 10, 2014 6:19 PM | Shiryn Ghermezian
    An Israeli hacker team published on Tuesday images and personal details of members of the Anonymous hacker collective who participated in the OpIsrael attack against Israeli sites earlier this week, Israel’s Channel 2 reported. Israeli Elite Force gained access to the computers of 16 Anonymous members and was able to capture screenshots and photos of the anti-Israel hackers with their own webcams. The Israeli team published the information in a Dropbox document via their Facebook page, saying, “Anonymous, next time do not mess with us.” The file includes the names of the attackers, their countries of origin, and usernames and...
  • Remnants of Sailendra dynasty allegedly found

    04/12/2014 12:40:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Jakarta Post ^ | Wednesday, April 09, 2014 | Ainur Rohmah
    The National Archeological Excavation Center has found more evidence of the existence of the Sailendra civilization, believed to have prospered during the 7th century in Ngreco hamlet, Kesongo village, Tuntang district, Semarang regency, Central Java. Previously, a team found pieces of bricks, artifacts and a jaladwara waterway segment, while recently it discovered a foundation believed to have been used for a temple structure. A jaladwara was a water sewage system commonly found in bath houses during ancient times. The tip of the jaladwara is usually the shape of a dragon’s head. The finding is strengthened by the discovery of soil...
  • UN agency's choices to replace Richard Falk at Palestinian post accused of anti-Semitism

    04/09/2014 8:15:16 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 08, 2014
    Under pressure from Arab nations, the United Nations Human Rights Council has rejected a U.S.-backed choice to replace its outgoing point man on Palestine, and is now eyeing two candidates who share a long history of alleged anti-Israel bias. The current front-runner to replace Richard Falk, a 9/11 truther who once praised Ayatollah Khomeinei and was reliably anti-Israel while serving as the council's special rapporteur on Palestinian rights, is Christine Chinkin, a law professor at the London School of Economics. Chinkin authored the Goldstone report, an infamous UN study on the Gaza conflict that was repudiated by Israel. A dark...
  • Before Noah: Myths of the Flood Are Far Older Than the Bible

    04/07/2014 1:36:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    TIME ^ | 04/05/2014 | Ishaan Tharoor
    <p>Darren Aronofsky’s Noah dominated the U.S. box office on its opening weekend and won critical acclaim, but not without controversy. The film, based on the biblical story in Genesis of Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood, arrived amid a deluge of outrage from religious groups. Some Christians fumed at the film’s straying from biblical Scripture. Meanwhile, a host of Muslim-majority countries banned Noah from screening in theaters because representations of Noah, a prophet of God in the Koran, are considered blasphemous. Such images “provoke the feelings of believers and are forbidden in Islam and a clear violation of Islamic law,” read a fatwa issued by Cairo’s al-Azhar University, one of the foremost institutions of Sunni Islam. Egypt has not banned the film, but Indonesia, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have. “It is important to respect these religions and not show the film,” lectured the main censors of the UAE.</p>
  • MH370 skirted Indonesia to avoid radar: report

    04/06/2014 8:53:21 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 33 replies
    NDTV ^ | April 6, 2014 | World | Press Trust of India
    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 flew around Indonesian airspace apparently to avoid detection after vanishing from radar screens on March 8, a media report said today, suggesting the possibility of a more sinister reason behind the jet's disappearance..... After reviewing radar data provided by neighbouring countries, investigators have now found that the jetliner curved north of Indonesia before turning south toward the southern Indian Ocean, CNN quoted a Malaysian official as saying. The official also suggested the possibility of a more sinister reason behind MH370's disappearance a month ago. The plane's flight path clearly showed that someone on the plane was...
  • Three more Ethiopians killed in Saudi Arabia (massacres reported)

    03/25/2014 1:00:54 PM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies
    Three more Ethiopians killed by Saudi police. The killing of Ethiopians continues in Saudi Arabia Three more Ethiopians killed in Saudi Arabia Three more Ethiopians have been killed in Saudi Arabia. Thousands of Ethiopians are leaving the middle east country after scores have been killed in the past few days. Hundreds more injured and women are being raped in front of their families. It is astounding and mind boggling the international community is so silent about this shameful actions of the Saudis. "The act of killing innocent civilians is uncalled for, we condemn that," Foreign Ministry spokesman Dina Mufti told...
  • Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) orders a new Stealth Fast Missile Patrol Vessel Trimaran

    03/23/2014 9:17:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 19 March 2014
    According to Indonesian media JakartaGreater, citing the Chief of Indonesian Navy, a new 63 meters Stealth Fast Missile Patrol Vessel (FMPV) trimaran will be ordered from shipbuilder North Sea Boats (PT Lundin). The first vessel, KRI Klewang-625, was destroyed in a fire in September 2012 shortly after its launch. The Fast Missile Patrol Vessel (FMPV) was officialy launched on Friday 31st August, 2012 at PT Lundin’s shipyard facility in Banyuwangi, East Java. In 2009 PT Lundin signed a contract to build a one of the most advanced “stealth” warships for TNI-AL (Indonesian Navy). This was the result of an intensive...
  • The Catholic Roots of Obama’s Activism (Marxist roots, plus first name of 1988 girlfriend?)

    03/23/2014 3:01:21 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 90 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 22, 2014 | JASON HOROWITZ
    This Thursday, Mr. Obama will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican after a three-decade divergence with the church. By the late 1980s, the Catholic hierarchy had taken a conservative turn that de-emphasized social engagement and elevated the culture wars that would eventually cast Mr. Obama as an abortion-supporting enemy. Mr. Obama, who went on to find his own faith with the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.’s Trinity United Church of Christ, drifted from his youthful, church-backed activism to become a pragmatic politician and the president with a terrorist “kill list.” The meeting this week is a potential point of...
  • Missing MH370: Search Extended Up to Kazakhstan, Down to Indian Ocean

    03/15/2014 1:55:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | 3/15 | Michelle Tam
    The search for MH370 enters a new phase based on new satellite data received, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He told a press conference on Saturday that the search and rescue operations at the South China Sea has ended and all assets will be focussed on two new corridors. “A northern corridor stretching approximately from the border of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to northern Thailand, or a southern corridor from Indonesia to the southern Indian Ocean,” he said. Najib said based on satellite data, MH370’s last communication with the satellite was in one of two possible corridors. Najib said the...
  • Built in Ability "The Lord is with Me"[charismatic caucus]

    03/16/2014 5:14:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-16-14 | Jedediah
    My order is inevitable for it is simply The Father's will concisely done in full view and commitment of My Witness that is My spirit in you . . . Acts 17:28 28 For in him we live and move and are! As one of your own poets says it, ‘We are the sons of God.’ John 14:12 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. Job...
  • Germany to assist Israelis in states where they have no embassy

    02/21/2014 9:46:56 AM PST · by wolf78 · 7 replies
    Ha'aretz ^ | Feb. 21, 2014 | 6:11 PM | Reuters
    Germany is to offer Israeli citizens consular assistance in states such as Indonesia or Malaysia where Israel has no official diplomatic representation, under a new deal to be signed by Angela Merkel when she visits Jerusalem next week.
  • Great family Soetoro, Obama Close Relatives in Jakarta

    02/22/2014 9:52:22 AM PST · by Brown Deer · 19 replies
    Jawa Pos National Network ^ | 05 November 2008 | Laporan RIDLWAN HABIB
    Great family Soetoro, Obama Close Relatives in JakartaWednesday, November 5, 2008, 10:16:00 Lolo Soetoro large family, caring stepfather of Barack Obama in Indonesia, the tremendous pride had close relatives who would lead the most powerful country in the world. Though thousands of miles apart, they gathered yesterday to pray that Barry Soetoro, nicknames senator from Illinois while living in Menteng, Jakarta, it won the presidential election in the United States. "We believe the Barry win, but we fret because there are a lot of death threats nggegirisi (scary)," said Ir Heri Purnomo, cousin Maya Kasandra Soetoro (Obama's sister), the Jawa...
  • Aceh [Indonesia] Fully Enforces Sharia [on Muslims and non Muslims]

    02/18/2014 8:49:11 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Jakarta Post ^ | 2/7/14 | Hotli Simanjuntak and Ina Parlina
    Without much fanfare, the Aceh provincial administration and legislative council have approved the Qanun Jinayat (behavior-governing bylaw) that obliges every Muslim and non-Muslim in Aceh to follow sharia, the Islamic legal code. “The qanun does indeed oblige everyone in Aceh to follow sharia without exception,” councilor Abdulah Saleh, who was involved in the deliberation of the qanun in the council, confirmed on Thursday. The Qanun Jinayat was approved by the legislative council on Dec. 13 and signed by Governor Zaini Abdullah. It was a revision of the controversial 2009 Qanun Jinayat that introduced the punishment of stoning to death. Following...
  • Kerry warns of bleak future in call to arms on climate change

    02/16/2014 11:38:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News / Agence France-Presse ^ | February 16, 2014 | Jo Biddle
    Jakarta (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday issued a clarion call for nations to do to more to combat climate change, calling it "the world's largest weapon of mass destruction". In a keynote speech, one of a series planned in different countries throughout the year, Kerry sought to make both a moral and economic argument for greater urgency in cutting greenhouse gases. He warned that low-lying Asian nations and their rich ecosystems were particularly at peril from rising sea levels. Talking to a crowd of Indonesian agriculture, energy and marine students, he said the country and Southeast...
  • Kerry Warns About Global Climate Change

    02/16/2014 7:25:36 AM PST · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Voice of America ^ | FEb 16, 2014 | VOA
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has told an audience in Jakarta, Indonesia, that climate change is a threat to the entire world. "When I think about the array of global climate, of the global threats, think about this: terrorism, epidemics, poverty, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. All challenges that know no borders. The reality is that climate change ranks right up there with every single one of them." Kerry said the science of climate change is compelling the world to act and that the science is absolutely certain.
  • John Kerry to urge climate action in Indonesia address

    02/15/2014 5:27:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    bbc ^ | 15 February 2014 Last updated at 19:16 ET
    "Secretary Kerry will deliver remarks on the compelling and undeniable scientific case of this growing challenge, that is pushing the planet towards a tipping point of no return", a senior state department official said. Mr Kerry wants to help broker a global climate treaty in 2015 that will commit the US and other nations to historic reductions in fossil fuel pollution, the BBC's Washington correspondent Kim Ghattas reports. The talks in Paris next year are aimed at finding a new international climate agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol which ends in 2020. The US never ratified the Kyoto agreement, signed...
  • Stone Age harpoon found on Pacific island

    02/08/2014 3:18:58 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Science News ^ | January 14, 2014 | Bruce Bower
    A 35,000-year-old piece of carved bone found on Timor, an island between Java and Papua New Guinea, indicates that complex hunting weapons were manufactured much earlier than previously thought in Australasia. A team led by archaeologist Sue O’Connor of Australian National University in Canberra has unearthed, in a project that began in 2000, what it regards as the broken butt of a bone harpoon point. Three closely spaced notches were carved on each side of the artifact, above a shaft that tapers to a rounded bottom. Wear on the notches and residue of a sticky substance close to the bottom...
  • Indonesia volcano Sinabung in deadly eruption

    02/01/2014 9:00:43 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 40 replies
    BBC ^ | 1 February 2014
    volcano has erupted on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, engulfing villages in ash and killing at least 14 people. Mount Sinabung spewed hot gas, ash and rocks 2km (1.5 miles) into the air in a series of eruptions during the morning.
  • Is the TPP about Free Trade or Economic Nationalism? [Trans Pacific Partnership]

    12/31/2013 11:28:29 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 22 replies
    Cato ^ | December 26, 2013 | Simon Lester
    One of the big Obama administration trade initiatives going on right now is negotiations with eleven countries in the Pacific region, called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). What exactly is being talked about in these trade talks? Is it really about free trade? Based on standard media coverage of the issue, it’s not easy to discern.  Here’s an example from the Washington Post.In the print version of the piece, the title notes that the U.S. is seeking “to shape global trading rules”; and the sub-title says that the goal of the talks is “a freer flow of world commerce.”...
  • Python strangles security guard

    12/27/2013 7:25:37 AM PST · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 27 December 2013
    A security guard has been killed by a python near a luxury hotel on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. Agung Bawa, assistant security manager at the Bali Hyatt hotel in Bali's Sanur area, says the incident happened at about 3am today as the 15ft python was crossing a road near the hotel, which is closed for renovations until 2015. People watching were unable to help and called the police, who came but failed to save the man. The python escaped into nearby bushes. Bawa says the victim, Ambar Arianto Mulyo, a 59-year-old security guard at a nearby restaurant, had managed...
  • RI looks to Russia for submarines with multi-role missile systems (Indonesia)

    12/06/2013 11:18:40 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | December 07 2013
    Indonesia is in talks with Russia on the purchase of a number of Kilo Class submarines, as the country expands its deterrent capabilities in anticipation of future regional disputes. Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said on Friday that a team of officials, led by Navy chief of staff Adm. Marsetio, would head to Russia at the end of this month to initiate a deal and assess the technical capabilities of the arsenal. “There is a plan for a massive build-up of our submarine fleet,” Purnomo said in a press conference after an hour-long closed-door meeting with Russian Ambassador to Indonesia and...
  • LET My Waters Move in You ~ ~ [charismatic caucus]

    11/17/2013 3:38:38 PM PST · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 11-17-13 | Jedediah
    You have entered in, now sit quietly at my feet and listen and record the report of My heart for now your desires have become mine for I AM The Perpetual fire that abides in you eternal. Listen then GO, SPEAK and DO for I AM The Voice of your many waters ~ ~ ~ So let My waters move in you , "RISE UP" Oh Well for The Voice of many waters is "CALLING" to you for My Glory . John 7:38(AMP) 38 He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as...
  • Currencies in Asia rise for the fourth straight week

    10/28/2013 3:34:52 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 2 replies
    Joong-Ang Daily ^ | 10/28/2013 | Joong-Ang Daily
    Asian currencies rose for a fourth week on signs of a pickup in Chinese manufacturing and as U.S. jobs data fueled speculation the Federal Reserve will delay cutting its record stimulus. The Bloomberg-JPMorgan Asia Dollar Index added 0.1 percent from Oct. 18 as China’s yuan reached its strongest level in 20 years and Indonesia’s rupee had its best week since June 2009. Malaysia’s ringgit rallied in offshore markets yesterday after the government proposed to cut its budget deficit for 2014. South Korea’s won retreated from a two-year high on suspected central bank intervention. “There’s still scope for upside in Asian...
  • In Obama’s Absence, Kerry Rails Against Shutdown at Indonesia Summit (Blames GOP, naturally)

    10/05/2013 6:07:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 5, 2013 | Charlie Campbell in Bali
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tells the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Bali that Republican members of Congress are jeopardizing American foreign relations. After the ongoing government shutdown led President Barack Obama to back out of a long-planned summit in Indonesia, Secretary of State John Kerry, who went in Obama’s stead, took a hardline stance toward the partisan bickering in Washington. Kerry’s tone turned aggressive during a media appearance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bali on Saturday, launching a spirited attack on Republican members of Congress for spurring the federal shutdown that forced Obama to cancel...
  • Deadly 13th-Century Volcano Eruption: Mystery Solved?

    10/01/2013 7:06:15 PM PDT · by Renfield · 33 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 9-30-2013 | Brian Handwerk
    One of history's great disaster mysteries may be solved—the case of the largest volcanic eruption in the last 3,700 years. Nearly 800 years ago, the blast that was recorded, and then forgotten, may also have created a "Pompeii of the Far East," researchers suggest, which might lie buried and waiting for discovery on an Indonesian island. The source of an eruption that scattered ash from pole to pole has been pinpointed as Samalas volcano on Indonesia's Lombok Island. The research team, led by geographer Franck Lavigne of the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, has now dated the event to between May...
  • Miss Philippines wins Miss World in Indonesia (Muslims protest & cause trouble)

    09/30/2013 7:19:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle / The Associated Press ^ | September 30, 2013 | Firdia Lisnawati
    Miss Philippines, Megan Young, was crowned Miss World on Saturday amid tight security on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, where the contest's final round was moved following protests by Muslim hardliner groups. "I promise to be the best Miss World ever," Young, 23, said after winning the 63rd annual event, as a large number of Filipino fans who traveled with her celebrated by jumping and waving the country's flag. Despite threats from the Islamic Defenders Front to disrupt the contest.....
  • China: 'Pakistan is our Israel'

    11/01/2010 10:08:14 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 28 Oct 2010 | Thalif Deen
    When a US delegate once confronted a Chinese diplomat about Beijing's uncompromising support for Pakistan, the Chinese reportedly responded with a heavily-loaded sarcastic remark: "Pakistan is our Israel". But judging by China's unrelenting support for some of its allies, including North Korea, Burma, Zimbabwe and Sudan, its protective arm around these countries is no different from the US and Western political embrace of Israel - right or wrong. ..."China is trying to reassert its political clout at the United Nations as a counterweight to its defensive stand on currency and trade issues." The New York Times newspaper said on Tuesday...
  • Indonesian Muslims resume anti-Miss World protests

    09/14/2013 6:59:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2013 8:33 PM EDT
    Indonesia Muslim hard-liners have resumed protests in the country’s capital and two other cities against the Miss World pageant being held in the resort island of Bali. … They waved banners with the slogan “Reject Miss World” and “Miss World Go To Hell.” …
  • Google Street View driver in triple crash and run

    09/14/2013 9:51:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    FRance24 ^ | 9/14/13 | AFP
    AFP - A driver collecting video data for internet giant Google's Street View feature in Indonesia slammed into two vehicles after trying to flee responsibility for an earlier crash, police said Saturday. The Indonesian man had been driving a Subaru hatchback ... when he hit a public minivan. "He did accompany the minivan driver to the garage, but he said he was scared the repair fee would be high, so he got in his damaged car and fled," Bogor district police operations chief Hendra Gunawan told AFP. ... "He has been released and all the payments for the vehicles have...
  • Obama Pivots to Asia, Announces Trip to Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, and the Philippines

    09/13/2013 12:05:27 PM PDT · by maggief · 54 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | September 13, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    President Barack Obama will be traveling to Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines, at the beginning of next, the White House announced today. "The President will travel to Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines from October 6 – 12 as part of his ongoing commitment to increase U.S. political, economic and security engagement with the Asia Pacific," reads the press secretary's announcement.
  • Harrison Ford threatened with deportation from Indonesia over interview [..] about climate change

    09/12/2013 3:08:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Sept 11, 2013 | Margaret Eby
    Ford, 71, was in the country as part of a Showtime series on climate changed called "Years of Living Dangerously." According to The Telegraph, Ford angered presidential adviser Andi Arief, who accused Ford of "attacking" Hasan with questions and "harassing state institutions."
  • Asia pivot: US to sell attack helicopters to Indonesia in $500 million deal

    08/27/2013 7:47:34 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 9 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 08/27/2013 | Sarah Schronhardt
    The United States announced on Monday that it will sell eight Apache attack helicopters to ally Indonesia for $500 million plus maintenance, radar, and training as part of its “pivot” toward Asia, a move many analysts see as an attempt to counter an increasingly assertive China. US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the deal during a meeting with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Jakarta, saying the helicopters were an example of the US’s commitment to helping Indonesia build its military capability. Though human rights groups criticize the sale for ignoring allegations of abuse by military forces against separatists in...
  • Top Israeli official “sick” of commemorating Hiroshima, Nagasaki A-bomb victims

    08/15/2013 9:51:50 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 40 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 08/16/2013 | Jiji
    JERUSALEM – A senior Israeli government official has posted online comments on Facebook saying he is “sick” of commemorations for the victims of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, a local newspaper reported. “I am sick of the Japanese, ‘Human rights’ and ‘Peace’ groups” over holding their “annual self-righteous commemorations for the Hiroshima and Nagasaki victims,” the Haaretz daily quoted Daniel Seaman, a deputy director general at the Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs, as writing in his Facebook post. Seaman, a key Israeli online public relations official, also wrote on the social networking site: “(The bombings of) Hiroshima...
  • Terrorists strike Obama's elementary school (Indonesia)

    08/09/2013 7:30:46 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 8-9-13 | Art Moore
    As President Obama offered greetings from the White House to Muslims celebrating the feast that ends the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, the Catholic school he attended in Jakarta was hit with a terrorist attack. Asia News said the attack Wednesday came amid an escalation of tensions on the eve of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr. Two Molotov cocktails were thrown inside the walls of the Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic School in South Jakarta by an assailant on a motorcycle, Asia News reported. The attack on the school followed the double bombing of a Buddhist temple Sunday, which...
  • Whistleblower: Obama Was Indonesian Citizen & Given Financial Aid...

    08/08/2013 6:41:27 AM PDT · by yoe · 64 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | August 7, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Dr. Orly Taitz has been pushing the Barack Obama eligibility issue for some time now. She has sought to go specifically through the court system and back in February she attempted to (Obama Eligibility Case Requested To Move To Oral Arguments At US Supreme Court) move to oral arguments on Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of president of the United States. She is also one that ( questions the motives) of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Mike Zullo in their investigation. In June she presented
  • Indonesia eel hot item for smugglers (Japan)

    07/30/2013 1:24:24 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 1 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 07/29/2013 | Christine T. Jandraningsihi
    PALABUHANRATU, INDONESIA – Japan is steeped in century-old rituals where people traditionally eat grilled freshwater eel on “doyo no ushi no hi,” the day customarily dedicated to eating eel. Eel day fell on July 22 this year, but concern over dwindling stocks in Japan is growing, with other countries in the region reporting a similar trend. Continued demand for juvenile eel has led to an increase in the smuggling of glass eel from Indonesia to Japan and China, prompting Jakarta to toughen regulations. In Japan, eel is commonly eaten in the summer but is also the main ingredient in several...
  • Obama Administration Vetoes Ban on Sale of Some Apple Devices

    08/03/2013 12:06:20 PM PDT · by Monty22002 · 61 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/3/2013 | BRENT KENDALL
    The Obama administration on Saturday vetoed a U.S. trade body's ban on the sale of some Apple AAPL +1.28%iPhones and iPads, a rare move that upends a legal victory for smartphone rival Samsung Electronics Co. 005930.SE +0.47% U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman made the decision to veto the ban on the Apple devices, citing concerns about patent holders gaining "undue leverage." He said Samsung could continue to pursue its patent rights through the courts.
  • Flat-headed cat, the world's least known feline, is now endangered

    03/23/2010 12:15:57 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 73 replies · 3,179+ views
    mnn ^ | Mar 23 2010 | Bryan Nelson
    If you believe the myth that all cats hate getting wet, then you've yet to meet the flat-headed cat. With webbed feet and a streamlined head perfectly adapted for speed in the water, these strange felines not only like the water, they practically live in it. They are also recognized as the world's least known feline. And unfortunately, they may remain mysterious. According to National Geographic, a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE has indicated that the flat-headed cat's habitat is rapidly being transformed into vast biofuel plantations. Native to the swampy peat forests of Thailand, Malaysia and...
  • Flat-headed cat, the world's least known feline, is now endangered (by bio fuel plantations)

    03/27/2010 7:52:19 AM PDT · by llevrok · 35 replies · 1,548+ views
    Mother Nature Network.Com ^ | 3/23/10 | Bryan Nelson
    If you believe the myth that all cats hate getting wet, then you've yet to meet the flat-headed cat. With webbed feet and a streamlined head perfectly adapted for speed in the water, these strange felines not only like the water, they practically live in it. They are also recognized as the world's least known feline. And unfortunately, they may remain mysterious. According to National Geographic, a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE has indicated that the flat-headed cat's habitat is rapidly being transformed into vast biofuel plantations. Native to the swampy peat forests of Thailand, Malaysia and...
  • Indonesian Palace Angry at Alleged Western Spying

    07/29/2013 8:34:20 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 5 replies
    Jakarta Globe ^ | 07/30/2013 | Ezra Sihite
    The State Palace on Monday lashed out at foreign governments that allegedly spied on Indonesian leaders, saying the practice was unethical. “Wiretapping is not good for bilateral relations,” presidential spokesman Teuku Faizasyah said at the State Palace on Monday. The comments come days after allegations resurfaced that at a Group of 20 conference in London in 2009 attended by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, intelligence agencies including Britain’s General Communication Headquarters and the US National Security Agency tapped into delegates’ personal e-mails and text messages. The allegations published by Australian media outlets on Friday, which suggested that the Indonesian delegation...
  • Indonesian officials to question businessman over opening of Nazi-themed cafe

    07/19/2013 5:53:49 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2013 | Fox News
    BANDUNG, Indonesia – Authorities in central Indonesia will ask a restaurant owner to explain his reasons for opening a Nazi-themed cafe that has sparked controversy among locals and tourists, an official said Thursday. Soldatenkaffee includes a red wall of Nazi-related memorabilia, including a large flag with the swastika and a giant picture of Adolf Hitler. Its wait staff dresses in SS, or Schutzstaffel, military uniforms, and can be seen posing in front of the cafe on its Facebook page. The cafe, located in the West Java provincial capital of Bandung, one of Indonesia's tourist destination cities, has been open since...
  • Inmates riot, escape, set fire to Indonesia prison [terrorists escape]

    07/12/2013 4:04:14 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 6 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | July 11, 2013 | BINSAR BAKKARA
    MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities were searching for scores of inmates, including terrorists, who escaped a crowded Indonesian prison that was still burning Friday after prisoners set fires and started a deadly riot at the facility in the nation's third-largest city. Thousands of policemen and soldiers are deployed around Tanjung Gusta prison to blockade roads linking Medan, the capital of North Sumatra, to other provinces were blockaded while fire brigades were battling the fires. About 200 prisoners escaped following the riot late Thursday in which three prison employees and two inmates were killed. Officers deployed to hunt the escaped inmates...
  • Indonesia Still Far From a Rainbow Nation

    07/09/2013 10:53:52 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 4 replies
    Jakarta Globe ^ | 07/10/2013 | Dessy Aswin
    Indonesia is a long way from achieving the openness and tolerance of the United States and Europe toward people of diverse sexualities, experts and activists say. But a National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) statement calling for more protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people is a step in the right direction, they say, adding that civil society groups should push the government to end discrimination and violence. Heru Susetyo, a human rights expert at the University of Indonesia, told the Jakarta Globe that community leaders needed to engage in public debate on LGBT issues. “There should...
  • Group rescued after five days trapped in trees by angry tigers

    07/08/2013 5:13:41 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 48 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | Jul. 08 2013, 7:23 AM EDT | AP
    Rescuers on Monday reached five men trapped in trees by several Sumatran tigers for five days after the angry animals mauled a sixth man to death, police said. First Lt. Surya Purba said three tamers managed to drive the tigers away before the men who were in weak condition were evacuated from trees in the protected Mount Leuser National Park in Tamiang, an Aceh district neighbouring with North Sumatra province. The men were looking for rare agarwood — used to make incense and perfume — and accidentally caught a tiger cub in a trap they were using to catch deer...
  • Whistleblower: Financial Aid Given To Obama As Foreign Student With Indonesian Citizenship (Taitz)

    06/20/2013 6:53:59 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 135 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | June 20, 2013 | Orly Taitz
    A whistle-blower from Higher Education Services Corporation in Albany New York came forward and advised Attorney Orly Taitz that she personally reviewed Barack Obama’s financial aid information, which stated that financial aid was given to Obama as foreign student and as a citizen of Indonesia. She [whistleblower] further checked that Obama transferred from the Occidental college to Columbia University in New York and his financial aid would indeed be handled by the Higher Education Services Corporation...
  • Asia Gets Double Blow From Fed, China PMI

    06/20/2013 2:54:06 AM PDT · by John W · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 20, 2013 | Nyshka Chandran
    Asian equities got hammered on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled an end to its bond-buying program later this year while shrinking factory activity in China further added to market gloom. Japan's Nikkei index closed down 1.7 percent after dipping below the 13,000 mark. Amid the worst hit, Australia's benchmark tumbled over 2 percent, while South Korea's Kospi and the Shanghai Composite traded at 2013 lows. Emerging Asia also suffered, with Thailand's SET Composite, and Indonesia's Jakarta Composite sinking over 3 percent each. "I think everyone is looking at everyone else in the market and trying to figure out if...
  • It's Hard To View These Photos From Indonesia And Brazil And Not Worry About Emerging Market Blowup

    06/18/2013 6:36:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/18/2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    The protests in Turkey continue to dominate the attention of media, but today there were two other protests in red-hot emerging markets that warrant your attention, especially since the basic narratives are fairly similar. In Indonesia and Brazil — where governments are hoping to pursue fiscal consolidation — protests have turned violent. In Indonesia the issue is the initial driver of protests is the removal of a fuel subsidy. In Brazil, it's over an increase in bus fares, as well as general frustration over inequality, and the money being spent on next year's World Cup. Both — along with other...
  • Cisco Launches Internship Training Program in Indonesia

    06/12/2013 11:48:30 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 2 replies
    MarketWired ^ | 06/12/2013 | Cisco
    JAKARTA, INDONESIA--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2013) - Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced an industry-academia collaboration in Indonesia, where students will have the opportunity to learn on the job through an internship with business leaders in the country. The Cisco® Internship Training Program (CiTP) aims to develop a future-ready workforce by providing students with real-life industry experiences through the Cisco Networking Academy™ program; an opportunity to learn from information and communication technology (ICT) implementations as well as developing their leadership skills. Cisco has received more than 200 applications from students keen to participate in the CiTP program with the following companies...
  • Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were necessary [OK, FR Ladies Get Angry]

    05/14/2013 6:16:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 52 replies
    An outspoken nationalist mayor said the Japanese military's forced prostitution of Asian women before and during World War II was necessary to "maintain discipline" in the ranks and provide rest for soldiers who risked their lives in battle. The comments made Monday are already raising ire in neighboring countries that bore the brunt of Japan's wartime aggression and have long complained that Japan has failed to fully atone for wartime atrocities.
  • Aerosmith drops Indonesia show over security fears

    05/06/2013 3:26:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2013 10:38 PM EDT
    Aerosmith canceled a show in Indonesia after authorities there said they had foiled a bomb plot targeting the Myanmar Embassy. Concert promoter Ismaya Live cited safety concerns as the reason for the cancellation, but it wasn’t clear if there was a direct connection to the alleged embassy plot. The American rockers were scheduled to perform this coming Saturday for a nearly sold-out crowd of 15,000 in the capital, Jakarta, said Helmi Sugara, event organizer spokesman. …