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  • Church in Prague receives relic of Czech Marco Polo [Odoric of Pordenone]

    09/18/2018 10:33:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Radio Czech ^ | September 12, 2018 | Tom McEnchroe
    I, brother Odoric, a Czech from Turlania,...crossed the sea and visited the land of the unbelievers intending to harvest some of their souls. I will not mention all that I have seen...For I would have not believed it myself, if I had not heard it and seen it with my own ears and eyes. Thus begins the 'The Journey into the Empire of the Great Khan', a book of recollections written in the 14th century by Czech priest, Odoric of Pordenone, who set out for China in 1318, after being commissioned by the Pope to establish contact with the its...
  • Be Sustained[charismatic Caucus]

    09/17/2018 7:40:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Be sustained in ME my children for truly as I AM alive in you, eternally My living fire of Virtue is always ready to rise up and meet your Declaration of being made whole,blessed and prosperous. "Take on My Graciousness" ( (( Just Believe ! )) ) Malachi 4:1-3 The Great Day of the LORD 1“For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, when all the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble; the day is coming when I will set them ablaze,” says the LORD of Hosts. “Not a root or branch will be left to them.”...
  • President Duterte calls Philippines typhoon an 'act of God'

    09/16/2018 4:08:22 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Philippine News Agency ^ | 09 - 16 - 2018 | Jelly Musico
    President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday expressed his sympathies to families who lost their loved ones during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong. “I share the grief of those who lost loved ones,” Duterte said in a situation briefing on the effects of "Ompong" in Tuguegarao City. “Those we call in the unforeseen events, in insurance, this is an act of God. I don’t know how it can be an act of God but that is the term used by the insurance,” he added. Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Francis Tolentino said at least 25 people died at the height of the...
  • At least 12 dead after 560-mile wide super-typhoon hits the Philippines

    09/15/2018 5:51:58 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 15 September 2018 | CHRIS PLEASANCE
    At least 12 people have died in the northern Philippines in the wake of the 560-mile wide Super-Typhoon Mangkhut. Most of them died in landslides or inside houses that got pummelled by the storm's fierce winds and rain. Presidential adviser Francis Tolentino said the dead included an infant and another child who were among four people killed in a landslide in Nueva Vizcaya, one of several provinces battered by the typhoon today. Mr Tolentino also said that at least two other people are missing and the death toll could climb to 16 once other casualty reports are verified.
  • Zion Lives in You[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/30/2018 9:53:35 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    Beloved I AM your Kingdom for ALL resides in me, Therefore I AM your Being "Zion" Do You see? For I AM the Movement within You I speak you do, It is just this simple ~ Zion living and moving through you, I AM your innate Being ALL You need to see, I reside in and through you The Wellspring you set free, I AM your true existence My Kingdom can not lie, Just let go of your existence and in me rely, Not just in steps or breathing but in each beat of your heart, For its desire must...
  • Duterte says buying US F-16 jets ‘utterly useless’

    08/27/2018 11:01:38 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 23 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 24, 2018 | JIM GOMEZ
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has rejected an offer by the US defence chief and other top American officials to buy F-16 fighter jets, saying such an acquisition would be “utterly useless” because his country needs lighter combat aircraft to fight insurgents. Duterte scoffed at the offer on Thursday, saying it had been floated in a letter by Defence Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. The offer came after he was slammed by the US for his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs, he said.
  • PH-US Trade deal hangs as Trump crisis worsens (They're buying the US media's baloney)

    08/26/2018 5:27:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Philippine Daily Inquirer ^ | August 27, 2018 | Roy Stephen C. Canivel
    The political uncertainty surrounding Trump’s presidency might eventually affect the bid to pursue a free trade deal between the US and the Philippines, a top official said. Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez told reporters last week that part of the reason behind the exploratory talks for the free trade agreement (FTA) was prompted by the Trump administration. However, recent events have cast a shadow of uncertainty over Trump’s presidency after members of his inner circle were implicated for crimes that may be linked to the US president. While impeachment is still a question left up in the air, Trump...
  • North Korea accuses US of plotting invasion while talking with 'smile on its face'

    08/26/2018 5:11:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Macomb Daily ^ | August 26, 2018 | Simon Denyer, The Washington Post
    North Korea's main newspaper accused the United States on Sunday of staging military drills to prepare an invasion while at the same time pursuing dialogue with a smile on its face. Rodong Sinmun, the official mouthpiece of the Workers' Party of Korea, cited alleged U.S. troop movements in the region which it called "extremely provocative and dangerous" and said they threatened to derail the dialogue between the United States and North Korea. The U.S. military called the accusation "far-fetched." The opinion piece came two days after President Donald Trump canceled a planned trip to North Korea by Secretary of State...
  • not forsaken but Esteemed[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/21/2018 9:38:05 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I have not forsaken you, even now you stand in my courts beside me as I in all My majesty release my justice and blessings . You see you are on display in my courts as one wise and esteemed for you know IAM and in the precipise of this revelation all of creation stands before The living God awaiting My desire for I AM All in All and this is who you know to be True and Faithfull as Creator Lord and God . Yahweh is My name and there is nothing before I AM. Therfore fear not oh...
  • Book about Filipino women taken offline in Korea

    08/20/2018 5:19:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    ABS-CBN News ^ | August 20, 2018
    MANILA - A book about Filipino women written by a Korean man has been removed from online book retailers after complaints that it is "obscene and racist." According to The Korea Times, the e-book "How to Treat Bar Hostesses in the Philippines" received flak after a tweet about it spread earlier this month. Many expressed concern about the book's content, which talks about how to deal with Filipino women from a Korean man's perspective. The book's author, identified only as "Kevin Cho," urged his readers to "make the best use of Filipinas, who can give unforgettable memories." "Even if you...
  • U.S. Set to Return Philippine Bells That Once Tolled to Mark a Massacre

    08/14/2018 9:13:55 AM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 Aug 2018 | Richard C. Paddock
    The American soldiers were eating breakfast in Balangiga’s town square when Filipino villagers, including men disguised in dresses, attacked them with bolo knives. Forty-eight Americans died. The year was 1901 and for the United States Army, the massacre in the central Philippines was the worst since Custer and his troops were slaughtered at the Battle of Little Bighorn, 25 years earlier. In retaliation, the United States commander ordered his forces to kill every male older than 10 and turn the central Philippines island of Samar into a “howling wilderness.” American troops killed civilians, burned houses and destroyed food supplies. They...
  • Poland's Christian Migrants

    07/22/2018 3:49:19 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 38 replies
    First Things ^ | July 20, 2018 | Filip Mazurczak
    In 2016, Poland issued 586,000 first residence permits to nationals of non–European Union countries. Poland issued more such permits that year than did any other EU member-state except Britain—and more than Germany (505,000), which has more than double Poland’s population. The vast majority of these non-EU migrants have come from the former Soviet Union, especially from Ukraine, a nation plagued by war, poverty, and corruption. In late 2017, 1.45 million Ukrainians were working legally in Poland. In a country of 38 million, that amounts to nearly 4 percent of the population, and between 4 and 6 percent of the workforce....
  • RP – a Chinese province? (Philippines)

    07/16/2018 12:31:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Guardian ^ | July 17, 2018 | Modesto P. Sa-onoy
    THE government is investigating the source of the tarpaulins that suddenly appeared in several places in Manila proclaiming the Philippines as a Province of China. I don’t think this is a prank but that there are sectors in this country that want to call attention to the possibility that at the rate the Duterte government is handling the West Philippine Sea and Scarborough Shoal issues, this country will truly become a province of China. The idea of the Philippines as a Chinese province should not be seen as an impossibility. Even now the Chinese government is already engaged in clear...
  • Massive brawl breaks out between Australia and Philippines during FIBA Basketball World Cup

    07/02/2018 12:08:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Insider ^ | 07/02/2018 | Brandon Wiggins
    A recent FIBA basketball game between Australia and the Philippines has made waves due to the breakout of what has been called "the biggest basketball brawl since the Malice at the Palace." Members of the Philippines squad cleared the bench for the fight, and one NBA player, Milwaukee Center, Thon Maker, got involved in the fight. It started when Australia's Daniel Kickert fouled Filipino guard Roger Pogoy and in response Jayson Castro threw a punch and former NBA journeyman Andray Blatche shoved an Australian player," according to Scooby Jaxson of Sports Illustrated. Australia and The Philippines were meeting for a...
  • Philippine President Duterte blasts Bible creation story: 'Who is this stupid God?'

    06/23/2018 11:34:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    GMA Network ^ | 06/22/2018
    After ranting about the Catholic Church, the President of the Philippines now has a beef with the concept of 'original sin' in the Genesis creation story MANILA, Philippines – After recent tirades against priests and the Church's "hypocrisy," Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte cursed God and called God "stupid" for the concept of "original sin" in the Bible's creation story. Duterte, on Friday, June 22, began with retelling the story of Adam and Eve and how they ate the fruit from the forbidden tree and thus brought original sin upon humankind. "Kinain ni Adam (Adam ate it) then malice was born....
  • Infamous pedophile smiles as he gets life in prison

    06/17/2018 10:33:30 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 45 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 06/14/18 | Candace Sutton
    Australian pedophile Peter Gerard Scully, considered one of the world’s most depraved child traffickers and rapists, smiled as he was sentenced to life in a Philippines court. The former Melbourne, Australia, property developer was filmed smiling as he left the Cagayan de Oro city court in the southern Philippines province of northern Mindanao. He had just been sentenced to life in prison, along with his former girlfriend and accomplice, Carme Ann Alvarez. Scully, 55, faces up to 60 further charges for child murder, torture and abuse cases against children as young as 12 months. That includes the abuse of two...
  • Could North Korea Become the Next Singapore?

    06/08/2018 3:57:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The National Interest ^ | June 8, 2018 | Graham Allison
    With a population about twice the size of North Korea’s capital Pyongyang, Singapore has a GDP per capita that is 38 times larger than North Korea’s. Kim might just be taking notes when he heads to his summit with Donald Trump. Did President Trump choose Singapore as the site for next Tuesday’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un by accident? No way. One of Trump’s wildest cards in his unorthodox path to this meeting with Kim Jong Un is his vision of a prosperous North Korea. As Trump put it last week, “I truly believe North Korea has brilliant...
  • South Korea offers $1bn aid for infrastructure boost

    06/05/2018 4:30:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Gulf Times ^ | June 6, 2018 | Catherine S Valente, Manila Times
    South Korea has offered $1bn in official development assistance (ODA) to the Philippines to help boost the Duterte administration’s infrastructure programme, Malacanang said yesterday. In a news conference in South Korea, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said the commitment was made during a bilateral meeting on Monday between President Rodrigo Duterte and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, at the Blue House in Seoul. “On the economic co-operation aspect, South Korea has doubled its overseas development assistance for our infrastructure projects, to support our Build, Build Build programme,” Roque told reporters. “In previous years, they provide us $500mn in ODA. And...
  • Duterte hopes new oil mine in Cebu to uplift Filipinos

    06/02/2018 6:46:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | June 1, 2018 | Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
    PAGBILAO, Quezon – President Duterte has expressed hope the newfound oil reserve in Cebu province could save the Filipino people from poverty. “I hope that we can tap more oil. And if we really have it in plenty, then maybe, just maybe in the fullest of God’s time we would have to, we will climb higher,” Duterte said in his speech during the inauguration of the 420-megawatt Pagbilao Unit 3 power project by TeaM Energy Corp. and Aboitiz Power Corp. held here Thursday afternoon. Duterte was referring to the Alegria Oil Field in Cebu, which he inaugurated on May 19....
  • The U.S. Embassy Prepares to Move to Jerusalem (very detailed analysis of effect)

    05/14/2018 8:02:34 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | May 7, 2018 | Nadav Shragai
    The United States has hammered another nail into the “coffin” of the 1947 UN Partition Resolution that called for the internationalization of Jerusalem.The Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, the Philippines, Guatemala, Honduras, Bolivia, and various other countries are considering to follow in the footsteps of the United States.The Christian evangelical sector of American voters was what finally clinched Trump’s resolve to transfer the embassy from Tel Aviv and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.The “price” Israel will pay appears to be continued restraint in construction and an occasional building freeze in Jerusalem.The embassy will open in west Jerusalem, with...