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  • TRUE VIRTUE [charismatic Caucus]

    11/23/2015 7:44:25 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 11-23-15 | Holy Spirit,Bible
    My opportunities come with decisions made from a righteous mindset and it is only as one decides to walk in Virtue NOT Guile that heavens open and the Highway of Holiness is then revealed before your very eyes as Stephen ~ ~ ~ Acts 6:8-15 8 Now Stephen, full of grace (divine blessing and favor) and power (strength and ability) worked great wonders and signs (miracles) among the people. 9 However, some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (freed Jewish slaves), as it was called, and [of the synagogues] of the Cyrenians and of the Alexandrians...
  • Clarice Feldman: A Busy Week for CDC (Center for Dumb Control)

    11/22/2015 9:39:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 22, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
  • Obama Warns Of America’s 'Pitfalls' While Speaking in Malaysia

    11/21/2015 11:37:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon | 11/21/2015 | David Rutz
    President Obama spoke to a group of young Southeast Asian leaders Friday in Malaysia and warned them about about avoiding the "pitfalls" the United States suffers from, the Washington Times reports. Human Rights Watch says on its main Malaysia page that the country’s government has engaged in a "strong crackdown on civil and political rights, including charging organizers of peaceful demonstrations. Though he had promised to repeal the Sedition Act, Prime Minister Najib Razak pushed through amendments to strengthen it, as well as a repressive counterterror law." Obama, however, warned the leaders about such American weaknesses as racial divides, income...
  • Obama visits refugee center, says U.S. must welcome evacuees

    11/21/2015 9:13:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    Visiting refugee children at a shelter in Malaysia, President Obama said Saturday that America's leaders shouldn't fear young Syrians and others from war-torn nations seeking to emigrate to the U.S. "American leadership is us caring about people who have been forgotten, or who have been discriminated against, or who have been tortured," Mr. Obama told reporters at the refugee center in Kuala Lumpur. "That's American leadership. That's when we're the shining light on the hill. Not when we respond on the basis of fear." The president is embroiled in a long-distance battle with lawmakers in Washington, and with a majority...
  • Obama in Malaysia: "You'll See Oceans Rise--More Drought, More Flooding, Bigger Hurricanes,

    11/20/2015 3:12:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 20, 2015 | Staff
    Full title: Obama in Malaysia: "You'll See Oceans Rise--More Drought, More Flooding, Bigger Hurricanes, Typhoons" Video: 1 hour 40 minutes of Bambam blowing hot air at link if anyone interested. lol ( - Speaking today at a townhall meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, President Barack Obama warned that if the world does not "stop the amount of carbon that we send up" there will be everything from rising oceans to more droughts and more floods and bigger hurricanes and typhoons. Obama was speaking to a group of people associated with the Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), a program sponsored...
  • Obama warns Asian leaders to avoid ‘pitfalls’ of America

    11/20/2015 10:14:44 AM PST · by jazusamo · 84 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 20, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama discussed America's faults Friday with young Asian leaders, saying the U.S. suffers from "pitfalls" such as income inequality, a political system controlled by the wealthy and political parties divided along racial lines. Speaking at a town-hall event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Mr. Obama said the biggest problem in the U.S. is the influence of the wealthy on the government. "It is very important to avoid any political system where money overwhelms ideas," said Mr. Obama, who raised a record $1.1 billion for his reelection campaign in 2012. "And the United States politics process has become so expensive and...
  • Family of elderly U.K. man imprisoned in Iran press for his release

    An elderly man from the United Kingdom has been held in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison for the last four years on charges of spying, according to his family, who is pushing for his release based on concern about his age and health. Kamal Foroughi, an engineer by training, was working as a consultant in the capital city of Tehran for the Malaysian national oil and gas company Petronas when Iranian authorities took him into custody in May 2011, taking him from his apartment without any warrant for his arrest, according to his family. "My dad is 76-years-old and gets no...
  • JESUS "IS" LORD [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/28/2015 2:09:09 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    Your obligation to Me is a standard of excellence drenched in worship and intimacy for it is only in the secret place that secrets are revealed and it is by My spirit these scrolls are opened and revelation knowledge speaks wisdom through understanding for I AM The Jot and Tittles you Truly seek and come through intimacy to know. So let it be this knowledge you use for I AM THE WORD and MY WORD is only revealed through Me for I AM THE SPIRIT and My freedom is the understanding of KNOWING ME for I alone am your Rabbi,...
  • Flight 370 flew directly to heaven: Dupes fall for Daily Currants Sarah Palin satire

    03/24/2014 5:50:54 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies ^ | 3-24-14 | Twitchy staff
    Sarah Palin believes flight 370 flew directly to heaven... how is she a senator? DIMV (@Freshselective) March 21, 2014 The Daily Currant strikes again. The website, which calls itself The Global Satirical Newspaper of Record, last week claimed that Sarah Palin told Sean Hannity she believes Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 accidentally flew too high and got stuck in heaven. The story was cross posted to other non-satire sites and managed to fool quite a few.
  • Malaysia arrests man for hacking U.S. security data to supply targets for Islamic State

    10/16/2015 9:07:05 AM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/16/2015 | Yantoultra Ngui
    Malaysia has arrested a man on charges of hacking into the personal information of more than a thousand U.S. security officials and handing the database to the Islamic State militant group in Syria so it could target the individuals. The 20-year-old from Kosovo, who entered Malaysia in August 2014 to study computer science and forensics at a private institute in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, will be extradited to the United States, police said in a statement on Thursday night. "Early investigation found the suspect communicated with one of the right hand man (leader) of IS terrorist group in Syria to...
  • Final report MH17. Dutch Safety Board: Buk surface-to-air missile system caused MH17 crash

    10/16/2015 6:21:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 26 replies
    Dutch Safety Board ^ | 13 October 2015 | Dutch Safety Board
    The crash of flight MH17 on 17 July 2014 was caused by the detonation of a 9N314M-type warhead launched from the eastern part of Ukraine using a Buk missile system. So says the investigation report published by the Dutch Safety Board today. Moreover, it is clear that Ukraine already had sufficient reason to close the airspace over the eastern part of Ukraine as a precaution before 17 July 2014. None of the parties involved recognised the risk posed to overflying civil aircraft by the armed conflict in the eastern part of Ukraine. Download press release
  • The Russian People Saw A Strikingly Different Picture Of MH17 Findings

    10/16/2015 6:21:12 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | October 14, 2015 | Tom Balmforth
    MOSCOW -- As Western media broadcast somber footage from a darkened room in the Netherlands dominated by an assembly of dented, shrapnel-riddled pieces of a passenger jet shot down over Ukraines conflict zone last year, the pictures on Russian TV on October 13 were dramatically different. [....] On their front pages and Internet sites, Russian media moved headlines that seemed aimed at absolving Moscow of any of the blame for the downing of Malasyia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed on July 17, 2014, on territory held by Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. Experts Say MH17 Might Have Been Downed By...
  • Sailing in South China Sea not provocative, U.S. says

    10/15/2015 4:12:06 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:28am EDT | Tim Kelly and Megha Rajagopalan
    U.S. naval vessels sailing through international waters in the South China Sea, including areas claimed by China, cannot be considered provocative, the U.S. Navy's most senior uniformed officer said on Thursday, while a Chinese newspaper called for a firm response to any "unscrupulous" U.S. behavior. China has overlapping claims with Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei in the South China Sea, through which $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year. Beijing has warned it will not stand for violations of its territorial waters in the name of freedom of navigation. The United States says international law prohibits claiming...
  • MH370: Man reports 'plane wreckage containing human remains and Malaysian flag found on Philippines'

    10/12/2015 5:11:51 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    Mirror ^ | 12 OCT 2015 | SAM ADAMS , SAM RKAINA
    MH370 speculation has been sparked again after reports of plane wreckage containing human remains and a Malaysian flag - on the Philippines. Audio and visual technician Jamil Omar went into a police station on Saturday to lodge the report after a relative spotted wreckage on the Tawi Tawi island in the south of the country, it has been reported. The Philippines is thousands of miles east of the last known radar location of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, which vanished in March last year. And Tawi Tawi is 4,700 miles from Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, where confirmed MH370...
  • Teens Discovery of Skeleton-Filled Fuselage in Jungle Could Be MH370

    10/12/2015 6:02:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 12, 2015 | Emily Saul
    A teenager hunting for birds in the jungle of a Philippine island claims to have stumbled upon a fuselage full of skeletons and a Malaysian flag, and authorities believe it could be from missing Flight MH370. The coastal wreckage in Tawi Tawi was under investigation by local authorities in Malaysias Sabah region Monday. The finding was reported by Jamil Omar of Borneo, 46, who says his nephew made the grim discovery in September, but didnt realize what it was as he has no access to television or newspapers.
  • Sabah police gets report claiming plane wreck with Malaysian flag found on Philippine island

    10/11/2015 8:38:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | October 11, 2015
    KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The police in the Malaysian state of Sabah have received a report claiming that an aircraft wreckage with the Malaysian flag painted on it was found on a southern Philippines island. The report was made by a man who said the wreckage with human remains inside was spotted by his nephew, from the southern Philippine island of Tawi Tawi, at Ubian Island in southern Phillippines several days ago. State Commissioner Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said the man made the report at the Sandakan police station on Saturday (Oct 10). "This matter is being investigated,"...
  • Company Stampede to Southeast Asia Seen on Trade Pact[TPP]

    10/07/2015 10:19:00 AM PDT · by Theoria · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | 07 Oct 2015 | Jake Maxwell Watts, Kathy Chu and Celine Fernandez
    Vietnam and Malaysia growth depends heavily on external trade Even before the ink is dry on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, companies are laying out plans to expand in Vietnam and Malaysia, both rapidly developing Asian nations whose growth depends heavily on external trade.Manufacturers of apparel, rubber gloves and bikes are among those considering increasing production in the Southeast Asian countries to capitalize on export growth expected from the accord, which sweeps away tariffs to markets including the U.S., the worlds biggest economy.The mammoth trade agreement is seen as a game-changer for these national economies, according to an analysis by...
  • Iran captain set to miss Asian Cup as husband took passport (womens soccer team)

    09/16/2015 1:06:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 16, 2015 7:53 AM EDT | Jon Gambrell
    The captain of the Iranian womens soccer team will miss the Asian Cup tournament as her husband has confiscated her passport in a domestic quarrel, local media has reported. The dispute between 30-year-old midfielder Niloufar Ardalan and her husband, sports journalist Mahdi Toutounchi, touches on the rights of women in the Islamic Republic. Under Iranian law, husbands can stop their wives from traveling outside of the country. News of Ardalan missing the tournament came Monday, when Iranian news website reported that Ardalan wouldnt be traveling to Malaysia for the Asian Cup, which begins Thursday. Ardalans husband reportedly wanted her...
  • MH370 Mystery Continues: French Investigators Unable to Link Found Plane Debris to Missing Plane

    09/01/2015 6:43:37 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 25 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 31 Aug 2015 | By Polly Mosendz
    In late July, about 3,800 miles away from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's last known location, a piece of plane debris washed up. It was found on the coast of Runion Island in the Indian Ocean and appeared to be part of a plane wing from a Boeing 777. MH370, which disappeared March 8, 2014 with 239 people on board, is a Boeing 777. Immediately, rumors began flying that the planeor at least a piece of ithad been found. ...
  • NOBLE HOUSE [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/18/2015 2:18:36 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I AM moving you into Michael's Domain , Your life will never be the same , For from Glory to Glory I will bring you to see, The Truth of My Majesty, So hold onto My virtue for here we go, Straight through Zion's gates and onto the show, Where truly myriads of Angels you shall see, And the fullness of My glory, For few are the eyes that look into, My glory that not even Moses then knew, But now even He you shall find there, Sitting beside Me in his chair, Yet I have reserved a place for...
  • Authorities study plane debris found off Madagascar for links to missing MH370

    07/29/2015 6:30:46 PM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 29, 2015 | Paris Syndey
    France's air crash investigation agency is studying a piece of plane debris found on Reunion Island off the east coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean for possible links to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, a spokesman said on Wednesday. A person familiar with the matter told Reuters the part was almost certainly from a Boeing 777 but that it had not yet been established if it came from MH370. A U.S. official said air safety investigators had a "high degree of confidence" the debris was from the same model as MH370, the Associated Press reported. No trace has been...
  • MH370: New debris found in Maldives

    08/16/2015 1:54:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    The Star ^ | Sunday August 16, 2015 | desiree tresa gasper
    Two pieces of new debris have been found in the Maldives and experts will determine if they are linked to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pix). He said one was a "honeycomb material" while the other had a flat surface. "It is very small, about the size of your hand," he said when asked to explain on the new finding on Sunday. "The first thing we have to do is to determine if it is actually of plane material," Liow said adding that the discovery was made two days ago. "Our team...
  • Experts determine that debris is from missing Malaysia Airlines MH370

    08/05/2015 12:36:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Dayton Daily ^ | 08/05/2015
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia After more than a year of waiting the first piece of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been found. Experts have confirmed that the debris found on Reunion Island last week was that of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 that went missing last year, Malaysia's prime minister said Wednesday. "It is with a very heavy heart that I must tell you that an international team of experts has conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris ... is indeed MH370," Prime Minister Najib Razak told reporters. Malaysian Airlines published a press release shortly after the debris was confirmed: ______________________________________________________ Malaysia...
  • Australia says initial MH370 debris drift models gave wrong clues

    08/04/2015 8:32:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Aug 4, 2015 9:59pm EDT
    Initial models of where potential debris from a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet might first wash up had incorrectly identified Indonesia as the most likely location, the Australian body leading the search said on Wednesday. Flight MH370 disappeared without a trace in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board and search efforts have focused on a broad expanse of the southern Indian Ocean off Western Australia. A piece of aircraft debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion last week roughly 3,700 km (2,300 miles) from the expected crash zone was consistent with where the plane...
  • U.S. intelligence assessment focuses on cockpit activities of MH370

    07/31/2015 6:28:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 2015/07/30 | Evan Perez
    U.S. intelligence assessment focuses on cockpit activities of MH370 By Evan Perez, CNN Justice Reporter Updated 2359 GMT (0659 HKT) July 30, 2015 (CNN)—A preliminary assessment by U.S. intelligence agencies, produced in the wake of the MH370 disaster, suggested it was likely someone in the cockpit deliberately caused the aircraft's movements to go off course before the Malaysian airliner disappeared. Two U.S. officials briefed on the matter said the assessment, which was not intended for public release, was prepared months ago and was solely based on available satellite and other evidence, and not based on more detailed findings by investigators....
  • Is this MH370? US pilot believes he's found wreckage of missing airliner

    05/09/2014 11:26:33 AM PDT · by Renfield · 51 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4-28-2014 | Lydia Warren
    (Poster's note: I searched by title and keyword and didn't find this already on FR) A pilot from New York believes he has found the wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370 off the coast of Thailand after searching thousands of satellite images online. Michael Hoebel, 60, spent hours trawling through the images made available to the public on a crowd-sourcing website,, before coming across what he believes is the doomed plane. The recreational pilot from Tonawanda said he was shocked to discover that the aircraft, which vanished two months ago, appeared to be in one piece beneath...
  • Woman Claims She Saw Missing Malaysian Air Flight While Sailing In Indian Ocean

    06/04/2014 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    British woman Katherine Tee is saying she spotted what she believes is the missing Malaysian Air flight MH370 while she was sailing. She saw in early March, but is only now coming forward because she did not believe her eyes at the time. Tee said that while she and her husband Marc Horn were sailing across the Indian Ocean from India to Thailand, she spotted what looked like a plane on fire during the night of March 7. She thought she was hallucinating, but after the media coverage, she looked up the flight plan of the aircraft and discovered their...
  • MH370: Plane Deliberately Set on Autopilot 'West of Sumatra' When it Ran Out of Fuel and Crashed

    06/26/2014 9:53:10 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 61 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 26, 2014 | Lydia Smith / IB Times
    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was "highly likely" on autopilot when it ran out of fuel and crashed into the Indian Ocean, Australian researchers have said. A new search area for the missing Boeing 777 plane has been announced by the Australian government .... Deputy Prime Minister Warren Trust confirmed the search will move further south to an area 1,800km (1,100 miles) off the western coast of Australia.... An expert group has reviewed the existing information on MH370, revealing that is it probable that the plane was on autopilot when it ended its flight. Truss said it was "highly, highly likely...
  • Former Airline CEO Claims US Military Shot Down MH370 Near Diego Garcia

    12/22/2014 7:24:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    zero headge ^ | 12/22/14 | tyler durden
    A second senior airline industry source has revealed his belief that there is some sort of conspiracy behind the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. As The Herald Sun reports, Emirates president and CEO Sir Tim Clark made world headlines in October when he revealed his doubts about the fate of the missing plane, which disappeared early in the morning of March 8 this year. Now a second senior airline industry source has voiced his doubts about the fate of the plane, with the even wilder claim that the Boeing 777 may have been shot down by US military personnel...
  • MH370 Found? Debris on Reunion Island.

    07/29/2015 9:08:07 AM PDT · by chuck allen · 100 replies
    Breakingnews ^ | 7/29/2015 | News Sources
    MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH370 MISSING 36m Editor's note: Numerous tweets are noting the discovery of airline debris off the coast of La Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean and speculating about a possible link to the missing Malaysia jet MH370. Jon Ostrower, the Wall Street Journals aerospace reporter, says the debris appears to be an airline flap. - Tom The airline debris found on Reunion Island was discovered on the coast of St. Andrew by trail maintenance workers - @clicanoore read more on MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH370 MISSING 9m Local report: Investigators say the debris found on Runion Island...
  • THE Overcomer's Crown [Charismatic Caucus]

    07/23/2015 12:01:23 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    Bible. The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 7-23-15 | Jedediah
    I am alabaster in beauty ; the pearl in your crown , The voice of wisdom ; my words never fall to the ground , My majesty surrounds you for my heart you obey , My kingdom goes before you each and every day , There is no other that you serve , Your feet remain steady ; they never swerve , My heart is the path you joyfully anticipate , I AM your inheritance you pant for yet never need to wait , I AM your Shepherd ; your gateway , the pool of mercy you know , My...
  • Security Council vote on Iranian sellout will include agenda item on Israel

    07/20/2015 9:32:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/20/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    To add insult to injury, the United Nations Security Council session approving the West's sellout to a nuclear Iran will include an agenda item about Israel. In addition to the councils expected endorsement of the Iranian nuclear deal, the 15-member body will also reportedly discuss Israels treatment of Palestinians. Malaysia, a non-permanent member of the Security Council, proposed adding the discussion to the agenda, according to a report in the Hebrew-language website NRG on Sunday. The Foreign Ministry said the expected discussion was an ugly and cynical attempt to further cement the Palestinian issue on the agenda of the...
  • Never-before-seen footage reveals Russian-backed rebels arriving at..wreckage of MH17 [Video@Link]

    07/16/2015 4:40:06 PM PDT · by Krosan · 101 replies [VIDEO AT LINK] ^ | 17.07.2015 |
    RUSSIAN-backed rebels in Ukraines east believed they had shot down a Ukraine Airforce fighter jet as disturbing new footage shows them ransacking the luggage of passengers and crew from Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17. A year ago today, 298 passengers and crew including 38 Australian citizens and residents died aboard the Kuala Lumpur bound commercial flight after it was shot down over east Ukraine, 40km from the Russian border. Much footage exists particularly on the internet of the aftermath of the downed airliner, smouldering over three main wreckage sites about the rebel stronghold of the embattled Dontesk region. But, after a...
  • You "ARE" Redeemed be at Peace [charismatic caucus]

    07/14/2015 9:39:21 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Redemption is on its way for those lost and trodded upon as a doormat "Truly" KNOW I stand before you and I have become this for you. So now your declaration is "REDEEMED" for I AM your Redeemer from the lies of the enemy. Redemption is yours eternally just come to Me that I may heal your broken hearts for I AM your Hope and Healer . So now just come and drink from My Love for you are My creation and I love you for you Are My Beloved friend and I have already laid down My life for...
  • Un-Islamic to Criminalise Homosexuality, Muslim Group With Malaysian Links Says

    07/01/2015 1:31:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    A US-based Muslim group has hit out at those seeking to criminalise homosexuality, arguing that it is un-Islamic to punish those of different sexual orientations. Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV), which has a Malaysian chapter, said however that it would be up to Malaysias people to decide if they want to legalise same-sex marriages as has been done by the US Supreme Court earlier this week. Yes, I do believe all forms of penalisation and outright criminalisation of homosexuality needs to be done away with as it has no basis in universal values, compassion for our fellow humankind. Homosexuality is...
  • China's "Ancestral" Claim to South China Sea Islands (Video)

    07/01/2015 1:31:49 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 6 replies
    China Uncensored ^ | Jul 1, 2015
    China has vowed to never back down from its aggressive territorial expansion into the South China Sea because it would shame their ancestors. What their ancestors would say about angering all their neighbors by building fake islands in the middle of the ocean is still unknown. China is locked in territorial conflicts with the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, and Malaysia over what amounts to $5 trillion dollars a year in shipping lanes. And sharing does not seem to be an option.
  • Malaysian Gymnast Criticized for Wearing Leotard

    06/21/2015 11:59:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | June 21, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Farah Ann Abdul Hadi is a Malaysian gymnast who recently won six medals (including two golds) at the SEA Games. Normally, this would be a joyful occasion for a country that isn't exactly known as a gymnastics powerhouse, but Hadi is in the news for a different reason. A photo of her posted by a Malaysian news station led to massive criticism from religious clerics, sports officials, and ordinary Malaysians who were horrified by the fact that she was...wearing a leotard. As Hadi is a Muslim, the criticism centered on the fact that her leotard revealed her "aurat," an Arabic...
  • The New World Map

    06/18/2015 4:27:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | June 18, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Adolf Hitler started World War II by attacking Poland on September 1, 1939. Nazi Germany moved only after it had already remilitarized the Rhineland, absorbed Austria and dismantled Czechoslovakia. Before the outbreak of the war, Hitler's new Third Reich had created the largest German-speaking nation in European history. Well before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese government had redrawn the map of Asia and the Pacific. Japan had occupied or annexed Indochina, Korea, Manchuria and Taiwan, in addition to swaths of coastal China. Attacking Hawaii, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia was merely the logical 1941 follow-up...
  • 4 Mt Kinabalu nudists remanded

    06/10/2015 10:43:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    New Straits Times ^ | June 10, 2015 | Arnaz M. Khairul
    It is only a matter of time before notorious Canadian nudist Emil Kaminski arrives in the clutches of police after four of his accomplices, including two women, were today served with four-day remand orders in the Kota Kinabalu Magistrates Court following their arrests yesterday. The quartet - two Candian brothers aged 22 and 23, a Dutch national and a British woman - were detained separately, three surrendered at the Kota Kinabalu District police headquarters and the other was arrested before boarding a flight at the Tawau Airport.
  • Canadian siblings barred from leaving Malaysia following earthquake

    06/06/2015 6:07:01 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 31 replies
    The Star ^ | 6 June 2015 | Stephanie Werner
    Two Canadian siblings have been barred from leaving Malaysia after being blamed for an earthquake that struck Mount Kinabalu, in Malaysia Borneo, on Friday. According to Malaysian police reports, Lindsey Petersen, 23, and Danielle Petersen, 22, are two of five tourists who have been identified as disrespecting the mountain, considered a sacred place in the indigenous culture of Sabah. According to a Malaysian news outlet, rescuers recovered the bodies of 19 climbers ...Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Pairin Kitingan, of the eastern Sabah state, blamed the earthquake on the group that included the Canadians because they showed disrespect to the sacred...
  • Why Chinas Air Force Needs Russia's SU-35

    05/31/2015 10:12:33 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | June 01, 2015 | Jesse Sloman and Lauren Dickey
    Last April, Chinese airplane manufacturer Shenyang Aircraft Corporation surprised military observers by test flying its new J-11D fighter jet, an upgraded version of the J-11, Chinas indigenous copy of the Russian Su-27. The D-model J-11 is believed to include such advanced features as an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, a relocated infrared search and track (IRST) system, and the expanded use of composite materials to reduce the planes weight and radar signature. This first flight indicates that the J-11D is further along in its development cycle than many experts predicted and is poised to provide a new and deadly...
  • China Says It Could Set Up Air Defense Zone in South China Sea

    05/31/2015 8:27:53 AM PDT · by McGruff · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | MAY 31, 2015 | Edward Wong
    A Chinese admiral said on Sunday that Beijing could set up an air defense zone above disputed areas of the South China Sea if it felt it was facing a large enough threat, according to Chinese news media. Adm. Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of staff of the Peoples Liberation Army, told a regional security forum in Singapore that China had not said it would defintely create a so-called air defense identification zone, but that any decision would be based on an aerial threat assessment and the general security situation. He also said other nations should not overemphasize the issue.
  • China is putting weapons on its artificial islands in the South China Sea

    05/28/2015 1:02:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/28/15 | John Garnaut, David Wroe
    Diplomatic tensions surrounding disputed territories in the South China Sea could escalate dramatically following reports China is now putting weapons on its artificial islands in the area. Australias defence force is considering joining the U.S. in flying and sailing freedom of navigation missions over the disputed territory, where China has been building islands by dragging sand from a reef and piling it up to create structures now being monitored by satellites. Fairfax Media reports the Australian fly-over expeditions may occur as a result of heightened concerns that China is enhancing its military capabilities and reach across the maritime expanse.
  • US Senator McCain wants to arm Vietnam in case of 'crisis' with China

    05/29/2015 11:31:18 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    CNA/kk ^ | 30 May 2015 | Jack Board
    US Republican Senator John McCain has called for the gradual removal of the country's lethal arms embargo on Vietnam "as soon as possible". Senator McCain made the remarks on Saturday (May 30) on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue, arguing that Vietnam needs to be given the means to further deter "assertive behaviour" by Beijing in the South China Sea. "We'd like to see them have great capability, particularly with weapons that are defensive in nature, that could be used in the case of a crisis situation between Vietnam and China," he said.
  • In Other News, China Warns War Is Inevitable

    05/28/2015 9:37:26 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The power vacuum created by the Obama administrations withdrawal from world leadership and resistance to tyranny is not only being filled by the Islamic State and its terrorist affiliates like Boko Haram and state sponsors of terror like soon-to-be nuclear Iran but also by an increasingly belligerent and resurgent China. Chinas State Council, the Communist giants version of our cabinet, has issued a policy paper declaring that Beijing is facing a grave and complex array of security threats that forces it to switch its strategy from defense to offense and that as a result China will increase its open seas...
  • China Warns of Inevitable War with US Over South China Sea

    05/27/2015 9:58:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    Defense One ^ | 5-26-2015 | lily Kug
    After Chinese state media warned that war with the United States may be inevitable, Beijing has published a policy paper detailing how the military will shift its focus from land and coastlines to the open seas. Chinas State Council released a white paper today that criticizes external countriesbusy meddling in South China Sea affairs and sets out an active defense military strategy for the country. The paper comes a day after an editorial (link in Chinese) in the state-run Chinese tabloid Global Times said conflict between China and the US will be unavoidable if the Washington doesnt lay off Beijing...
  • China Predicts War with US over Spratly Islands

    05/27/2015 10:08:15 PM PDT · by Altenkrug · 76 replies ^ | May 26, 2015
    A Chinese state owned newspaperwarnsof a conflict with the US, unless Washington stops demanding that China halts land reclamation and construction projects in the South China Sea. The Global Times says War is inevitable unless the US backs down on Chinese land reclamation and the consequent rights to territorial boundaries of such man made islands. The islands that are man-made are in disputed waters of several regional nations. Some of these nations have close ties with the United States. The US maintains that it is also maintaining the free passage of the waters of the South China Sea for all...
  • Who Would Win A Conflict In The South China Sea: The Infographic

    05/27/2015 12:02:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/27/15
    Now, with Beijing set to enforce what is effectively a no-fly zone over its new sovereign territory we bring you the following graphic from WSJ which shows that when it comes to sheer size, Chinas air force and Navy are beyond compare. Chinas promise to beef up its naval capabilities to prevent further meddling and provocative actions by rivals in the South China Sea is a daunting prospect for most of its neighbors, which already view Beijings fast-improving armed forces with trepidation... As a recent Pentagon review of Chinas military modernization drive noted, China is investing in capabilities designed to...
  • Behind the scenes: A secret Navy flight over China's military buildup

    05/26/2015 11:01:06 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 8:09 AM ET, Tue May 26, 2015 | Jim Sciutto, Chief National Security Correspondent
    Above the South China Sea (CNN)Take-off is swift on the U.S. Navy's P8-A Poseidon -- there's no slow roll down the runway on military flights -- and within minutes, the turquoise blue of the South China Sea comes into view from the window of America's most advanced surveillance and sub-hunting aircraft. The P8 crew, composed of more than a dozen naval aviators, invited me into the cockpit to watch and to listen. CNN last week first reported on this secret surveillance mission, which eight times received warnings from the Chinese navy to leave the contested area. This is a behind-the-scenes...
  • Philippines to fly over disputed South China Sea: Aquino

    05/25/2015 7:29:31 AM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 05/25/2015 | AFP
    Philippine military and commercial aircraft will keep flying over disputed areas in the South China Sea despite Chinese warnings over the airspace, President Benigno Aquino said on Monday. "We will still fly the routes that we fly based on the international law from the various conventions we entered into," Aquino told reporters when asked whether the Philippines accepted China's position. The Chinese military last week ordered a US Navy P-8 Poseidon surveillance plane away from airspace above the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea.