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  • ‘We are brothers,’ Pope Francis tells Patriarch Kirill

    02/12/2016 3:34:19 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | February 12, 2016 | Cindy Wooden
    Patriarch Kirill is overheard telling the Pope: 'Things are easier now' At long last, Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow have embraced, kissing each other three times.“Finally,” the Pope told the Patriarch as they met in a lounge at Havana’s José Martí International Airport . “We are brothers,” he told the Patriarch.Amid the clicking of cameras and multiple flashes, Patriarch Kirill was overheard telling the Pope, “Things are easier now.”“It is clearer that this is God’s will,” Pope Francis told him.A flight of almost 12 hours capped months of intense negotiations and more than two decades of...
  • As pope and Russian patriarch meet, Ukraine fears a 'shaky' Vatican

    02/12/2016 1:51:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Crux News ^ | February 11, 2016 | Rev. Andriy Chirovsky
    EDITOR'S NOTE: In much of the world, Friday's historic meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in Havana, Cuba, will be hailed as a breakthrough. Attitudes are more mixed, however, in Ukraine, long the front line of tensions between Catholics and the Russian Orthodox. There, the 5-million-strong Greek Catholic Church has suffered terribly for its loyalty to Rome, constituting the world's largest underground religious body during the Soviet era, and it's also a leader in civil resistance to the current Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine. In this essay commissioned by Crux, the Rev. Andriy Chirovsky,...
  • JOY FOREVER IN THE GLADNESS OF GOD'S LIGHT[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/10/2016 7:16:57 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Juggling things is not what I would have you do so inquire of me and recognize the sound of my voice through others with great humility for as David waited for the sound of my heavenly army through the trees truly I will sound out through the mighty oaks I have placed in the forest of your life. So listen to the rustling of my spirit's breath moving through this garden of your life and be drawn to my fruit for truly there is no other fruit that bears my eternal fragrance and life and you can eat the leaves...
  • How Vladimir Putin lost Ukraine

    02/10/2016 11:49:46 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 15 replies
    NEW STATESMAN ^ | 10 Feb 16 | Elizabeth Pond
    Putin’s war cost Russia its centuries-long shared identity with its neighbour. Now, Kyiv risks betraying the spirit of the Maidan revolution. When the Russian inquest finally comes, the answer will be clear. It was President Vladimir Putin who lost Ukraine – after a millennium of shared east Slav identity. When the Ukrainian inquest into who lost the ­Euromaidan’s “Revolution of Dignity” finally comes, the answer, on the present evidence, will also be clear. It was an elite core of politicians and oligarchs who first worked a miracle in fighting Russia’s military Goliath to a stalemate – only to revert to...
  • The Joy of The LORD[ Charismatic Caucus]

    02/05/2016 7:40:47 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The pursuit of happiness is to enter into obedience and not leave. Many of My children are doing their own thing which truly has nothing to do with My Kingdom or The Father's will and in such manner have heaped upon themselves coals of futility weighing themselves down with yokes of bondage. However where My Spirit is there is freedom and in this place you will find My Vessels filled from My Spring of Life within them for there is a well flowing freely that need not be dug again. . . 2 Corinthians 3:17 17 Now the Lord is...
  • In Blow to Ukraine’s Reform Hopes, Top Official Resigns, Citing Corruption

    02/04/2016 3:27:48 PM PST · by marvel5 · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 4, 2015 | Michael Birnbaum
    In a blow to hopes that Ukraine will be able to overcome a decades-long struggle with corruption and mismanagement, the country’s Western-trained economy minister resigned Wednesday, saying he had been unable to beat back corruption. Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius said that he had come under pressure from senior allies of the country’s president to make patronage appointments in state-owned companies and to appoint unqualified deputies who would have overseen the most lucrative industries in Ukraine. The resignation fed growing concerns from Ukraine’s allies that the country remains stuck in unscrupulous dealmaking almost two years after pro-Western protesters overthrew President Viktor...
  • A BEATIFUL REFRESHING IS HERE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2016 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I saw a huge waterfall pouring over a beautiful rock formation and the water looked like liquid glass so pure and transparent you could see all the rocks behind it . All around the base of the waterfall were people and they were enjoying the refreshing spray and droplets covering them as a beautiful misty spray and the droplets just seemed to hang in the air effortlessly and the sound of the waterfalls was the roar of His Voice. As I looked over where the water goes over the falls I saw Jesus with his bare feet standing in the...
  • Statue of controversial Bolshevik leader toppled in Ukraine

    02/01/2016 2:26:45 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 13 replies
    EXPATICA ^ | 30 Jan 16 | Unknown
    Ukrainian activists in the eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk on Friday night toppled a statue of controversial Bolshevik leader Grigory Petrovsky, implicated in a famine that killed millions in the 1930s, city hall said. Several young men toppled the 12-tonne bronze statue of Petrovsky -- nicknamed "the butcher" for his role in the collectivisation of agriculture that led to a famine known as Holodomor -- as they sung the Ukrainian national anthem, a YouTube video of the incident showed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7_Um7NJACw The monument, which had been inaugurated in 1976, will be now kept in a museum, Dnipropetrovsk mayor Borys Filatov said on...
  • The world's most dangerous selfie stick: Ukrainian soldiers attach camera to tank's gun barrel

    01/27/2016 7:07:58 AM PST · by tlozo · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/27/2016 | Jake Polden
    A group of Ukrainian soldiers came up with a truly unique way of documenting their exploits by attaching a camera to their tank's gun barrel. The dangerous selfie stick captured footage of the soldiers travelling through what is believed to be the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine. The particular area has been the scene of bitter fighting since separatists there began an armed revolt to break away from Kiev to join neighbouring Russia. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3419046/The-world-s-dangerous-selfie-stick-Ukrainian-soldiers-attach-camera-tank-s-gun-barrel-capture-incredible-footage-patrol.html
  • Release The Father's Heart it is ok to love [Charismatic Caucus]

    01/22/2016 8:56:25 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    Stop hiding my heart from my children sons and daughters of light for I AM your defense and my spirit takes no offense. So challenge the adversary with the Virtue of My love My Children for you carry The Heart of an Overcomer for I have already overcome the world for all mankind. My Heart trusts My Love for The Father of Mercies gave Me Grace to give to you endlessly. . . and such is My Love for ALL of you ! 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 Love: The Superior Way 13 If I speak human or angelic languages but do...
  • Its a New Day [Charismatic Caucus]

    01/20/2016 11:15:12 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-20-16 | Holy Spirit,Bible
    It is a new day my children and I have dressed you in my light and filled you to overflowing with my spirit for I have set you free to please My Kingdom and give freely "The Spring of Life" for as I and The Father are one so you ARE for I have washed you in my blood and breathed upon you as my True disciples of Truth and I call you Friend, Priests and Kings for I have made you worthy My Beloved ! 1 Peter 2:9-10 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a...
  • Former Commander Of Pro-Russian Separatists Says He Executed People Based On Stalin-Era Laws

    01/20/2016 1:28:03 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | January 19, 2016 | Anna Shamanska
    For most of his 42-minute appearance on a radio talk show, former Russia-backed separatist commander Igor Girkin sounded like nothing more than a fanatic discussing a dream now widely dismissed as fantasy. He spoke of hopes for the creation of a "Novorossia" -- a New Russia stretching across much of Ukraine, from Kharkiv to Odesa, and one day joining a Russian empire including all of Belarus and Ukraine. It wasn't until the last minute that the interview with Girkin went from surreal to chilling. Referring to his time commanding separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk in 2014, a...
  • I WILL PUT MY NAME THERE ! MUST SEE

    01/19/2016 11:13:55 AM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-19-16 | bible
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ALxcFRxucE
  • US lifts ban on funding ‘neo-Nazi’ Ukrainian militia

    01/19/2016 7:03:21 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 11 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/18/2016 06:14 | SAM SOKOL
    US lifts ban on funding ‘neo-Nazi’ Ukrainian militia By SAM SOKOL \ 01/18/2016 06:14 Last June, Congress passed a resolution intended to block American military funding for Ukraine from being used to provide training or weaponry for the Azov Battalion. Congress is reported to have recently repealed its ban on a Ukrainian militia accused of being neo-Nazi, opening the way for American military assistance. Last June, Congress passed a resolution intended to block American military funding for Ukraine from being used to provide training or weaponry for the Azov Battalion, an independent unit that had been integrated into the former...
  • Has Ukraine’s President Poroshenko Forgotten How to Speak Ukrainian?

    01/15/2016 2:09:34 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 4 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 1/15/16 at 8:58 AM | Damien Sharkov
    Has Ukraine’s President Poroshenko Forgotten How to Speak Ukrainian? By Damien Sharkov On 1/15/16 at 8:58 AM Poroshenko had bold words for Russia on Thursday but not all of them were in Ukrainian.
  • Top US, Kremlin officials meet at Russian border for closed Ukraine talks

    01/15/2016 1:16:46 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 49 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 01/15/2016 | Anna Smolchenko with Ania Tsoukanova
    Top US, Kremlin officials meet at Russian border for closed Ukraine talks AFP By Anna Smolchenko with Ania Tsoukanova in Kiev 1 hour ago Moscow (AFP) - Top US and Russian officials met Friday in Russia's westernmost outpost to discuss the Ukraine crisis amid a fresh international drive to bolster a fragile truce in the east of the ex-Soviet country. US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and top Kremlin aide Vladislav Surkov met near the city of Kaliningrad in Russia's exclave bordering European Union members Lithuania and Poland, a source familiar with the situation told AFP. "The meeting is...
  • Ukraine Goes Dark: Russia-Attributed Hackers Take Down Power Grid

    01/14/2016 7:26:19 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 13, 2016 | Riley Walters
    As many as 80,000 residents in western Ukraine lost power for six hours on Dec. 23. Cybersecurity firms SANS ICS and iSight Partners have attributed the blackout to Russian hacking group Sandworm and its malicious software, BlackEnergy 3. Cyberattacks on power grids and other critical infrastructure are not new, but this most recent attack seems to be the first use of cyber as a weapon with kinetic effects during an ongoing conflict, highlighting the growing importance of cybersecurity. While an analysis of the cyberattack is ongoing, BlackEnergy has a history of targeting information control systems. For the Prikarpattiaoblenergo electric company...
  • A PURE HEART[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/13/2016 9:39:04 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Situational changes are coming into play now for My Children of Light as never before , for as The Bride comes into The understanding that not only her wedding Gown but also her armor is held together with the oil of Unity and Oneness truly She will begin to form in all fullness, Beauty and Color within My children's hearts for "I have come for One Bride" woven into My Agape' Love and she carries the aroma and scent of eternal Life found only in Me The Lion of Judah ! Joshua 15:17-19 17 So Othniel son of Caleb’s brother,...
  • Inflation in Ukraine hits 20-year high in 2015 of 43.3%

    01/11/2016 5:45:30 AM PST · by mac_truck · 10 replies
    Ukraine Today ^ | 1/6/2016 | Staff
    New figures from the state statistics office show inflation in Ukraine reached a 20-year high of 43.3% in 2015. That represents an increase of nearly 20% on 2014's figure of 24.9%. Items which saw the biggest jumps include gas, which rose in price nearly four times, hot water and heating, whose prices increased by nearly 80% and vegetables, which were almost 70% more expensive in 2015 than they were in 2014. In annual terms, no goods saw price falls between the two years.
  • No Longer divided but One Body In Christ Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/09/2016 3:42:51 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible, Holy Spirit ^ | 1-9-16 | Holy Spirit , Bible
    Solomon"s seal is coming into play, This is not just another day, For I have woven my body into one, And this is something that must be done, So stay within the fabric of my Word, Dismiss the lies that you have heard, For the eye of the needle waits for you, But only in true unity may you pass through, So let the child within begin,for a pure heart is free of sin, Allow my virtue to take you through, That is my spirit inside of you! Galatians 3:28 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor...
  • Ukraine blackout is a cyberattack milestone

    01/06/2016 2:44:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    cnet ^ | 01/05/2016 | katie collins
    A massive power outage in Ukraine last month has been attributed to hackers targeting the electricity grid with malware. Security researchers say it is the first known instance of a blackout being credibly linked to the actions of malicious hackers. ... Attacks on energy sources are fairly commonplace, but have never before caused a blackout, John Hultquist, iSight's head of cyberespionage intelligence practice, told Ars. That makes it a milestone, he said. "It;s the major scenario we've all been concerned about for so long." ... As for who might be responsible for the attack, Ukraine has already pointed the finger....
  • 2016 A BIRTHING of Unity and Oneness [Charismatic Caucus]

    01/04/2016 9:21:05 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-4-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I am birthing a new thing in you my children that you may bear forth great multitudes of fruit for my glory for I am expanding my tent pegs so that my Tapestry covers the earth and so now as my spirit rises up in you "Truly" you shall bud, blossom and bear fruit ripe for the picking and I shall use you as Aaron's Rod for I carry you in my hand for you know me as your divine authority and God. I am your inheritance for you are my priest and I am your pleasure and delight and...
  • What Russia's been doing in Ukraine since you stopped paying attention

    01/01/2016 1:21:39 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 78 replies
    THEWEEK.COM ^ | 31 Dec 15 | Terrell Jermaine Starr
    It didn't take long for western media to lose focus. After Russia began its military campaign to prop up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the world largely stopped paying attention to Ukraine. It shouldn't have. Over the last few months, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been busy trying to deepen the quagmire he created in Eastern Europe. A United Nations' report released in November detailed the degree to which his proxy war in Ukraine has turned the country into Russia's killing field. More than 9,000 people have died since the spring of 2014 after Russia-backed rebels began fighting Kiev for independence,...
  • Ukrainian Police Blame Second Crimean Power Outage On Sabotage

    01/01/2016 2:08:55 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Ukrainian police are blaming saboteurs yet again for blowing up an electricity pylon that shut down electricity for at least one-quarter of the residents of Crimea. A previous power outage in November in the peninsula annexed by Russia also was blamed on sabotage. None of the culprits were ever identified or prosecuted. Police in Ukraine's Kherson region, which borders Crimea, said on December 31 that the only functional high-voltage line providing electricity to Crimea had been cut off by a blast. They said they are setting up a commission to investigate the matter.
  • Crimea Official Says Ukraine Has Cut off Power Again - Interfax

    12/31/2015 10:15:59 PM PST · by ClayinVA · 2 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 12/31/2015 | Reuters
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  • Blaming Russia…Again

    12/24/2015 8:17:49 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 12 replies
    Souloftheeast.org copied by 21stcenturywire.com copied by ZeroHedge.com ^ | December 19, 2015 by Daniel Spaulding Souloftheeast.org Seoul, South Korea | Daniel Spaulding copied by Tyler Durden on 12/24/2015 21:30 -0500
    In American politics the nation of Russia, especially as personified in its leader Vladimir Putin, becomes all things to all men.To American leftists, Russia is a neo-fascist, violently nationalist country that ruthlessly suppressed minority groups, especially homosexuals. To the American Right, Putin is the second coming of Stalin who is working to subvert good old-fashioned American values around the world.In line with the latter narrative, a certain Christian Gomez recently published an article on The New American website, the flagship of the John Birch Society, supposedly revealing that the Russian government is the real power behind the ISIS terrorist group,...
  • JESUS CALLING [Charismatic Caucus]

    12/21/2015 10:48:28 AM PST · by Jedediah · 14 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles, Holy Spirit ^ | 12-21-15 | bible,Jedediah
    Journey your way to me through listening to my heartbeat words to you immersed in worship writing down each beat of my heart for you are not depressed but merely missing divine assignments that lead to blessings that bring you into prosperity until your cup runs over with unspeakable Joy :o) \o/ Do you see my children I hold the Key of David in my hand and my arm is outstretched welcoming you into communion with me for I AM The Bread of Life. Come drink of my cup offering intimacy with you my Bride for you are worthy and...
  • UKRAINE: EU extends sanctions against a defiant Russia

    12/21/2015 9:34:08 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 6 replies
    yahoo ^ | 12-21-2015 | Bryan McManus
    The EU extended damaging economic sanctions against Russia on Monday amid sharp differences over relations with Moscow which struck back with a furious tirade and its own import ban against Ukraine. Russian officials steamrollered tonnes of Western food outside the city of Novozybkov in August 2015 (AFP Photo/) [excerpted] The European Council of all 28 EU member states said it rolled over the economic sanctions because the peace accords, agreed by France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia at talks in the Belarusian capital Minsk, would not be fully implemented by the end of this year as required. "Since the Minsk agreements...
  • UKRAINE: The Polish Deputy has collected 153 pages of facts of war crimes of Russia in the Donbass

    The Deputy of the lower chamber of the Polish Parliament — małgorzata Gosiewska published a report on "Russian war crimes in Eastern Ukraine in 2014." As reported by "Polish radio," the document, which the Deputy of the party "Law and Justice" prepared with the support of volunteers, described the actions of the Russian soldiers and Pro-Russian militants in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. In addition, the text refers to several events that took place in Crimea and in Russia, where were taken prisoners. The basis of the document laid more than 60 interviews that Polish experts held prisoners. In the...
  • HIS Eye is on the sparrow His eyes are on your soul[charismatic Caucus]

    12/18/2015 7:08:38 AM PST · by Jedediah
    My eye is on the sparrow but do you not see? The coming catastrophe, For your sustainment does not come from man, But from My very hand, And so it is with your soul, That I created so only I know, What it takes for you to be sustained, It is found in My Blood, My Spirit, My very name, JESUS IS LORD must be your call, For Truly I AM your all, so come to your Creator for it is Me, I AM your Tree and River of Life come eat and drink and be set free, Free from...
  • Kerry in Moscow for tough Syria, Ukraine talks with Putin

    12/15/2015 6:09:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 14, 2015 7:20 PM EST | Matthew Lee
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Russia to try and narrow gaps with Russian leaders over a political transition to end Syria's civil war and restore stability in eastern Ukraine. [...] The trip is Kerry's second to Russia this year - he met with Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in May - but his first since frosty relations over Ukraine were exacerbated by Moscow's intervention in Syria in late September. President Barack Obama has seen Putin briefly twice since then at international summits in Turkey and France. ...
  • Russian Military and Mercenaries Directly Implicated in Torture of Ukrainian Prisoners

    12/13/2015 5:02:41 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 65 replies
    Atlantic Council ^ | Dec. 9, 2015 | Halya Coynash
    Ukrainian human rights activists believe that over 87 percent of Ukrainian soldiers and half the civilians who have been taken prisoner by Kremlin-backed, pro-Russian militants in the Donbas have been subjected to torture or ill treatment. Additionally, in over 40 percent of the so-called "interrogations," key roles were played by mercenaries from the Russian Federation or by people who identified themselves as Russian military personnel. The coalition Justice for Peace in Donbas has just released a report entitled "Those Who Survived Hell." The study is based mainly on a survey of 165 people, both soldiers and civilians, who were held...
  • U.S., Russia Spar Over Ukraine Conflict At UN Meeting

    12/13/2015 11:37:39 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    T he United States and Russia traded accusations on December 11 over the conflict in Ukraine at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council. Russia delayed the meeting for an hour and a half with an attempt to block testimony by UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic, prompting Washington to accuse the Kremlin of trying to suppress public discussion of facts about Ukraine's war with pro-Russian separatists in the east. In the end, Simonovic spoke at the meeting despite protests from Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, who said human rights discussions should take place in Geneva at...
  • Poroshenko Takes Part In Holodomor Memorial Ceremony

    12/13/2015 11:32:31 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | November 28, 2015 | (RFE/RL) With reporting by Ekho Moskvy
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has taken part in ceremonies to commemorate the millions who died of famine under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. Poroshenko attended a ceremony in the capital, Kyiv, at the museum dedicated to the famine, or Holodomor. A minute of silence was also held across Ukraine. November 28 has been marked in Ukraine as the day to commemorate the victims of the Holodomor since 2006. The famine took place in 1932 and 1933 as Soviet leader Stalin's police forced peasants in Ukraine to join collective farms by requisitioning their grain and other foodstuffs. It is estimated that up...
  • Watching the Bear

    12/12/2015 8:02:03 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | December 12, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Russia has modernized her hardware, professionalized her military and begun using the modern tactics in Iraq and Afghanistan that have been used for decades by Western nations. Putin has learned a great deal from the Afghan invasion and the wars in Chechnya. He has adopted American tactics, especially those employed in air operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Under Putin’s leadership the Bear has learned to no longer rely exclusively on overwhelming brute force to win a war. In 2014, the Russians started a proxy war to regain eastern Ukraine and annexed Crimea. Ukrainian forces have been fighting Russian-trained soldiers using...
  • Saturation[Charismatic Caucus]

    12/09/2015 7:25:40 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 12-9-15 | Holy Spirit,Bible
    Saturate yourself in me my children for truly it is as you drip from my presence change occurs and as The oil of Unity dripped off Aaron's beard down his robe saturating the Tassels of My Word, truly you My Bride must fill your lamps with this Oil of Intimacy for Me to complete you in Me . . . Leviticus 6:13 Fire shall be kept burning continually on the altar; it is not to go out Matthew 14:36 36 They were begging Him that they might only touch the tassel on His robe. And as many as touched it...
  • The IMF Outfoxes Putin: Policy Change Means Ukraine Can Receive More Loans

    12/09/2015 6:59:18 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 4 replies
    Ocnus.net ^ | 12/9/2015 | Anders Еslund
    Today the Executive Board of the IMF reversed its "policy on not lending into arrears." IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said in a statement that “the IMF’s executive board met today and agreed to change the current policy on non-toleration of arrears to official creditors." Historically, the IMF has refused to lend to any country that has not serviced its debt to any sovereign. The IMF staff started contemplating a rule change in the spring of 2013 because nontraditional creditors, such as China, had started providing developing countries with large loans. The IMF intended to adopt a new policy in the...
  • "Combat Effectiveness" Being Degraded by Obama's Military Policies

    12/05/2015 4:51:26 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    "Combat Effectiveness" Being Degraded by Obama's Military Policies By evaluating an overwhelming amount of evidence that has been building for 6 ½ years, the obvious conclusion personnel with extensive military experience will come to, is that Obama’s military policies have been degrading the finest US military fighting force in history. Over the last 6 ½ years, the US Armed Forces has been hollowed out by Obama, his Social Experiment On Diversity has severely fractured unit cohesiveness, his “Politically Correct Policies” have negatively affected unit morale, and the “Combat Effectiveness” of the US military is being degraded. Tip of the spear...
  • The Completion of The HARVEST DRAWS NEAR

    12/03/2015 7:43:35 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible,the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 12-3-15 | Holy Spirit
    My compromise is Virtue for it is my power alone that controls the universe you have come to know and understand but now my virtue Is about to do a new thing so watch as I show all mankind that truly the stars and planets answer to my spirit's call and even my overseers shall begin to be seen in the natural for I AM moving the heavens and the earth as my arrival begins to show its face and my glory upon the earth shall change things in these coming days as I bring the harvest to completion just...
  • A Birthing is Transpiring [Charismatic Caucus]

    12/02/2015 11:28:35 AM PST · by Jedediah
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 12-2-15 | bible,Holy Spirit
    Surrogate anointing's are transpiring right now as my spirit moves among my people and what I have birthed through one by great revelations from my waters shall begin to rise up and rain down on other. I AM releasing the voice of many waters throughout my vessels of truth dressed in my righteousness bearing the oil of intimacy trimmed in humility and grace. BY Pat Chen: Problems can occur in the process of bringing God's vision to birth as well. Whether God has called His church to birth new souls into the kingdom or to bring forth a vision or...
  • Russia fuming as Nato expands military alliance with invitation to ex-Soviet ally

    12/02/2015 3:29:54 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | Dec 2, 2015 | Tom Batchelor
    The 28-nation US-led group agreed to start the entry process at a meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels this morning, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. The move will be seen as a warning to the Kremlin that its influence in the region is waning, despite a show of strength during last year's annexation of Crimea and the subsequernt bombing campaign in Syria. In retaliation, Russia has warned that Montenegro will be punished for the action.
  • “New York Times” Comes Clean – Concedes Recurring “Source” Served As Cuban Spy

    12/01/2015 9:45:36 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Cuba Confidential ^ | 11/30/2015
    Kudos to the New York Times News Service for revealing to its readers that long time Cuba “source” and college lecturer Arturo Lopez Levy “used to work for the Cuban intelligence services.” Previously, the Times appears to have used biographic snippets provided by the long-time graduate student. Let us hope that in the near future, the esteemed newspaper will address Lopez-Levy’s close familial ties to Cuban President Raul Castro. After all, readers deserve to be told when a source has such vested interests.
  • US reportedly supplying Ukraine military with obsolete equipment

    12/01/2015 3:13:28 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 01, 2015 | Fox News
    The U.S. has been supplying Ukrainian forces with obsolete equipment, some of which dates back almost thirty years, according to a published report. The Washington Post reported that Ukrainian government forces battling Russia-supported rebels in the east of that country have called into question Washington's commitment to them based on the shoddy gear. The paper also reported that the lack of sufficient equipment has bred distrust and lowered Ukrainian morale. [....] Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014 and its support for the rebels has brought relations between the two countries to a post-Soviet low. Ukraine has since...
  • Putin 'to wipe out Turkey' in nuclear war

    11/27/2015 1:53:41 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 45 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Nov. 27, 2015 | Harry Kemble
    Political hothead and Russian colonel Vladimir Zhirinovsky called for president Vladimir Putin to wipe out Turkish capital Istanbul, killing nine million people. Turkey's decision to down a SU-24 fighter jet after it entered their aerospace was branded "stupid" by Zhirinovsky. "A nuclear attack can destroy Istanbul very easily. Just one nuclear bomb in the Istanbul Strait will wash the city away," he told Moscow Speaking Radio.
  • Individuals Picketed in Moscow on the 95th Anniversary of Legalization of Abortions in Russia

    11/24/2015 7:30:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 11/19/15
    On November 18, 2015, the 95th anniversary of legalization of abortions in the Soviet Union, individuals picketed in defense of life of pre-born children at the entrances to the Council of Federation and the State Duma in Moscow. The Pro-Life Movement activists silently witnessed the fact of legality of infanticide for past 95 years before the elected representatives of the people and representatives of the regions who were arriving to the plenary meetings. Commenting on the action, Chairman of the Synodal Department for Cooperation of the Church and Society Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said: "I am very glad that Orthodox...
  • Ukraine stops buying Russian gas, closes airspace

    11/25/2015 2:30:07 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 41 replies
    Yahoo News AP ^ | November 25, 2015 | NATALIYA VASILYEVA
    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas, hoping to rely on supplies from other countries, and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbor.Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014 and its support for separatist rebels in the east has brought relations between the two countries to a post-Soviet low. Ukraine has since been trying to cut its dependence on Russian gas. Russia's state-controlled gas company, Gazprom, said Wednesday that it stopped sending gas to Ukraine on Wednesday morning and will supply no more because Ukraine has not paid in...
  • U.S. steps up Ukrainian combat training

    11/24/2015 2:02:55 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    politico.com ^ | 11/23/15 | Michael Crowley
    The United States began combat training for Ukrainian Army forces on Monday, expanding its effort to help Ukraine defeat Russian-backed separatists. Until now, U.S. trainers had worked only with Ukraine’s Interior Ministry, and officials say the shift to regular army training signals President Barack Obama's growing commitment to Ukraine's defense against the aggression of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • Crimea without power from Ukraine after electricity pylons 'blown up'

    11/22/2015 11:06:15 AM PST · by amorphous · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 22 Nov 2015 | Jason Bush and Alessandra Prentice
    Crimea was left without electricity supplies from Ukraine on Sunday after pylons carrying power lines to the Russia-annexed peninsula were blown up overnight. It was not immediately clear who had damaged the pylons, but a Russian senator described the move as an "act of terrorism" and implied that Ukrainian nationalists were to blame. Crimea receives the bulk of its electricity from the Ukrainian mainland and its seizure by Russia last year prompted fury in Kiev and the West, which then imposed economic sanctions on Russian companies and individuals. Russia's Energy Ministry said emergency electricity supplies had been turned on for...
  • Kharkiv Fights Tooth And Nail Against Ukraine Decommunization Process

    11/21/2015 4:37:27 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | November 20, 2015 | Volodymyr Noskov
    KHARKIV, Ukraine -- Towns and cities across Ukraine pressed hard to meet a November 21 deadline for identifying streets, squares, enterprises, and other places that fall under a sweeping "decommunization" law that came into force in May. Local communities were also submitting suggestions for new names to replace literally thousands of ubiquitous toponyms like Lenin Avenue or Dzerzhinsky Square. In addition, they were tasked with identifying monuments and artworks that are suffused with Soviet symbols and ideology that should be dismantled under the legislation. Over the last six months, the country has passed through a process of public hearings and...
  • Flurry Of Claims Spells Trouble For What's Left Of Ukraine Cease-Fire Regime

    11/21/2015 4:32:44 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | November 12, 2015 | James Miller and Pierre Vaux
    F ar from international front pages, the situation in eastern Ukraine is once again on the verge of open warfare. While the situation around Donetsk, the capital of the Russian-backed fighters, has remained strained since the announcement of the newest cease-fire in September, with sporadic small-arms fire reported almost daily, it has deteriorated significantly in the last two weeks. In the first month of the cease-fire regime, both sides were reporting calm, even playing down attacks that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was reporting; but the Russian-backed separatists in the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) are...