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  • Myanmar extremist Buddhist monk Wirathu calls UN envoy 'a whore'

    01/20/2015 5:43:49 PM PST · by Viennacon · 15 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 1/19/2015 | Gianluca Mezzofiore
    Myanmar's ultra-nationalist Buddhist monk Wirathu has called the UN's special rapporteur for human rights in Burma a "whore" during a public address in Yangon. The leader of the controversial 969 nationalist movement hit back at Yanghee Lee for an earlier comment in defence of the stateless Rohingya Muslims, who are persecuted in the country's western Rakhine state. "We have already made public our Race Protection Law, but without even studying it, this bitch [kaungma in Burmese] keeps on complaining about how it is against human rights!" Wirathu shouted. "Can this whore really be from a respectable family background?" he asked...
  • Watch: UN Demands Israel Give Golan Back to Syria (truncated)!

    12/01/2016 6:03:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    ..... That date marked the 69th anniversary of the UN vote in to approve the Partition Plan, dividing the British-ruled Palestine Mandate into a Jewish state and an Arab state. Click below and learn about the absurd scene at the UN, where the world body issues the ludicrous demand that Israel give the strategic Golan Heights to Syria, the most unstable country in the region. Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7ApsHhA5iY
  • UN LGBT expert vows broad investigations into abuses

    12/01/2016 10:16:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 1, 2016 8:25 AM EST | Dake Kang
    The first-ever U.N. independent expert selected to examine violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people has vowed to forge ahead with wide-ranging investigations despite formidable opposition to his appointment in a U.N. vote. “This mandate will cover every country under the sun and under the moon,” Vitit Muntarbhorn said at a LGBT conference in Bangkok on Wednesday. “There can never be a political or legal vacuum in terms of protecting people.” This includes working with countries opposed to his appointment, Vitit said. “We also have to cover not only peace, but war,” he said, noting that members...
  • A Minute of Silence for Fidel Castro, Then UN Resumes Condemnation of Israel

    12/01/2016 8:31:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2016 | 4:19 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    After a minute of silence in honor of Fidel Castro, United Nations member-states on Tuesday turned to the regular General Assembly agenda item entitled “the question of Palestine,” in preparation for votes on several resolutions condemning Israel. “I’m deeply saddened by the passing of Fidel Castro,” began the president of the General Assembly, Peter Thomson of Fiji. He described the Cuban dictator as “one of the iconic leaders of the 20th century, with a great love for his homeland and the Cuban people, he dedicated his life to their welfare and development.” […] On a day when the U.N. marks...
  • UN official: Palestinian recognition was historic milestone

    11/29/2016 10:38:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 29, 2016 12:53 PM EST
    A top U.N. official says the admission of Palestine to the United Nations as a non-member Observer State in 2012 was a historic milestone. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, reflecting on the state of the Israel-Palestinian conflict as part of the U.N.’s “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People,” acknowledged both the achievements and lost opportunities related to the conflict as he and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon near the end of their tenure this year. …
  • New UN Boss Tells Europe Migration Unstoppable, Says Politicians Should Ignore Voters

    11/25/2016 8:29:26 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/24/16 | Virginia Hale
    The incoming Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) told a room of policymakers in Europe on Wednesday that “migration is not the problem but the solution”, and said politicians should ignore voters. Speaking in Lisbon at the Vision Europe Summit, António Guterres said European nations have no right to control their borders and that they must instead take in floods of the world’s poorest people. “The idea that management of migration is a matter of national sovereignty is extremely limited. The truth is that in the meantime, the real controllers of international mobility are the smugglers and criminal organisations. It...
  • Half Of The Population Of The World Is Dirt Poor – And The Global Elite Want To Keep It That Way

    11/25/2016 6:44:21 AM PST · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | 22 November 2016 | Michael Snyder
    According to Compassion International, approximately half of the population of the entire planet currently lives on $2.50 a day or less. Meanwhile, those hoarding wealth at the very top of the global pyramid are rapidly becoming a lot wealthier. Don’t get me wrong – I am a very big believer in working hard and contributing something of value to society, and those that work the hardest and contribute the most should be able to reap the rewards. In this article I am in no way, shape or form criticizing true capitalism, because if true capitalism were actually being practiced all...
  • Liberals SHOCKED that Trump would hire minority Nikki Haley

    11/23/2016 8:18:03 AM PST · by 198ml · 76 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/23/16 | Chris Pandolfo
    Wednesday morning, news broke of the latest addition to the incoming Trump administration as South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) accepted the president-elect’s offer to serve as ambassador to the United Nations. And the immediate response from the Left and from the trolls was, frankly ... completely predictable.
  • S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley tapped to be Trump’s U.N. ambassador

    11/22/2016 10:59:40 PM PST · by Syncro · 253 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | November 23, 2016 at 1:31 AM | Robert Costa
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a rising Republican star and daughter of Indian immigrants, has accepted President-elect Donald Trump’s offer to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in the coming administration, according to a person familiar with the selection process.The move, which will be announced Wednesday morning, was first reported by the Post and Courier , comes as Trump advisers are seeking to diversify his ranks and marks his first female appointment to a cabinet-level post.The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a decision that has not yet been announced by Trump’s transition team.Haley, 44,...
  • Israel: Iran is smuggling weapons to Hezbollah on commercial flights

    11/22/2016 7:32:26 AM PST · by zlando · 14 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | November 21, 2016 | Europe Israel News
    UN Ambassador Danny Danon sent an urgent letter to the Security Council members in which he revealed the smuggling route from Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to Hezbollah Iran is smuggling weapons and ammunition to Hezbollah through commercial flights from the Islamic Republic to Lebanon, according to intelligence information revealed by Israel’s UN ambassador to the Security Council, which was cleared for publication on Tuesday. UN Ambassador Danny Danon sent an urgent letter to the Security Council members in which he revealed the smuggling route from Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to Hezbollah: “The Iranian Al-Quds Force packs weapons, ammunition and missile technology...
  • 123 countries support Israeli resolution at the UN

    11/19/2016 1:10:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/16 | Ben Ariel
    The United Nations on Friday approved an Israeli-sponsored resolution focusing on international innovation and development. The resolution, entitled "Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development," passed with 123 countries supporting it, 30 countries opposing, and eight abstaining, according to a statement from Israel’s UN mission. After months of diplomatic efforts, Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon succeeded in passing the resolution by working country by country to convince it of the importance of the law, notwithstanding the fierce opposition from the Arab bloc to all Israeli resolutions. The Arab member-states opposed the resolution, despite the fact that many elements of the decision...
  • Climate talks: 'Save us' from global warming, US urged(Barf Alert)

    11/18/2016 6:30:47 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 19th 2016 | Matt McGrath
    The next head of the UN global climate talks has appealed for the US to "save" Pacific islands from the impacts of global warming. Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said that the islands needed the US now as much as they did during World War Two. He was speaking as global climate talks in Marrakech came to an end. Mr Bainimarama said that climate change was not a hoax, as US President-elect Donald Trump has claimed. Mr Trump has promised to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement and scrap all payments for UN global warming projects. But...
  • Ban Ki-moon: 'Trump should work for humanity'

    11/18/2016 6:28:48 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 72 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/18/2016 | Jacopo Prisco and Isa Soares
    Speaking to CNN at COP22, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged Trump to "really work for humanity." "I hope the President-elect Trump will really see the reality, will consult with his senior advisers and world leaders and take wise and correct decisions for their future involvement in world affairs," he said. "I count on the US continued engagement and leadership to make this world better for all," he added.
  • UN atomic agency chief urges Iran to honor nuclear deal

    11/17/2016 8:13:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 17, 2016 6:17 AM EST
    … Yukiya Amano of the International Atomic Energy Agency referred to last week’s IAEA finding that Iran overstepped limits on the amount of heavy water it is allowed to possess for the second time since the agreement’s implementation in January. Heavy water is a concern because it is used to cool reactors that can produce substantial amounts of plutonium. That, in turn, can be applied to making the fissile core of nuclear warheads. …
  • Skeptics Crash UN Summit To Issue A Blistering Rebuke Of Climate Alarmism

    11/16/2016 8:46:19 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/16/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    One of America’s most prominent global warming skeptics showed up at the United Nations summit in Morocco with a lengthy report challenging the notion the climate is spiraling out of control. Marc Morano, the publisher of Climate Depot, has one thing to say to UN delegates: Donald Trump is right, Al Gore is wrong on global warming. “All of the so-called ‘solutions’ to global warming are purely symbolic when it comes to climate,” Morano wrote in his new report. “So, even if we actually faced a climate catastrophe and we had to rely on a UN climate agreement, we would...
  • John Bolton calls for major NATO and U.N. reforms

    11/15/2016 10:46:37 AM PST · by GonzoII · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 15, 2016 | Guy Taylor
    Former George W. Bush administration foreign policy hawk John Bolton says President-elect Donald Trump’s win, coupled with the recent “Brexit” vote, presents a unique moment for the U.S. and Britain to get together behind a push for major change in the current world order.Mr. Bolton, who is reportedly still in the running for a possible cabinet position in the Trump administration, said Washington and London have a rare chance to join forces on aggressive reforms at both the United Nations and NATO.
  • ICC claims US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan

    11/14/2016 7:32:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.15.2016 | jm/bw (Reuters, dpa)
    The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor has suggested the US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan. An investigation would expose US forces to ICC scrutiny for the first time. Delivering her annual report to members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on Monday, chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said she would decide “imminently” whether to ask judges for permission to launch a full-blown investigation as to whether US military forces and CIA operatives may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan through the “cruel or violent” interrogation of detainees. Bensouda said the Taliban, Afghan government forces and US...
  • Trump Rumored To Be Appointing Gay Advisor As U.S. Ambassador To The UN

    11/14/2016 3:06:04 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 96 replies
    New Now Next ^ | November 14, 2016 | Dan Avery
    Richard Grenell was spokesman for four UN ambassadors under George W. Bush...
  • U.S. to push ahead on climate pact before Trump takes over: Kerry

    11/12/2016 7:15:06 PM PST · by Innovative · 88 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 12, 2016 | Charlotte Greenfield
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the Obama administration would do everything it could to implement a global agreement to combat climate change before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Kerry made the comments during a visit to New Zealand just before setting off to Marrakesh, Morocco to take part in climate talks between 200 nations. Donald Trump, who calls global warming a hoax and has promised to quit the Paris Agreement, was considering ways to bypass a theoretical four-year procedure for leaving the accord, according to a source on Trump's transition team. Kerry declined to speculate on...
  • UN committees pass 10 resolutions against Israel in one day

    11/12/2016 11:57:22 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 26 replies
    Kehila News Israel ^ | 11-11-16 | Karen Faulkner
    In the sort of move Israel has regrettably come to expect from the United Nations, UN committees adopted no fewer than 10 draft resolutions against the Jewish state in one day. On the same day, Tuesday, November 8, 2016, one draft resolution each was passed against Syria, North Korea and Iran, major human rights offenders. [snip] One of Tuesday’s major resolutions against Israel referred to “persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities.” This draft passed with 156 votes in favor. Aside from Israel only five states voted against: the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia,...
  • UN chief confident Trump will drop rhetoric, show leadership

    11/11/2016 10:17:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | November 11, 2016 | Carole Landry, Andre Viollaz
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced confidence on Friday that Donald Trump will shed the strident rhetoric that propelled him to the White House and engage with the world to confront global crises like climate change. Ban told AFP in an interview that he hopes to meet with the US president-elect in the coming weeks to explain how the United Nations expects the United States to “continue to work for humanity.” Trump won the US presidency on a platform that calls for closer ties with Russia, pulling out of the Paris climate deal, shaking up security alliances and questioning US funding...
  • At UN, African and Islamic States Reject Western-Led LGBT Human Rights Push

    11/08/2016 9:20:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 8, 2016 | 4:28 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    In a move that some warn could set a dangerous precedent for the U.N.’s Human Rights Council, a group of countries will try to use a vote in New York Tuesday to reverse an earlier decision, which they were unable to defeat at the Geneva-based HRC. The issue at stake: a council decision last June to create the U.N.’s first independent expert focused on “violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.” A group led by African and Islamic states tried to prevent that from happening, and the vote result illustrated how divisive the issue is — the...
  • Wood Stove Ban Made Universal

    10/02/2013 2:10:04 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 248 replies
    http://freepatriot.org ^ | September 30, 2013
    For many years, those of us in the Arctic have been fighting the wood stove ban. The use of PM2.5 particulates has been an issue pursued by local agencies as a way to swipe at those who choose to live beyond the borders of traditional civilization. That attack has now extended to the rest of the United States. In a stunning move, the Environmental Protection Agency decided to ban most of the operational wood stoves in the U.S. In those places where there is you, God, and nature, the wood stove has represented that one thing that can sustain. Going...
  • UN climate chief: No doubt world will shift to low emissions

    11/07/2016 5:27:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 7, 2016 7:52 AM EST | Karl Ritter
    Climate negotiators started work Monday on implementing the Paris Agreement on global warming amid uncertainty over how the U.S. election will impact the landmark deal as temperatures and greenhouse gases soar to new heights. U.N. climate chief Patricia Espinosa told delegates in the rain-soaked Moroccan city of Marrakech that “no politician or citizen, no business manager or investor” can doubt that the world is determined to shift toward a “low-emission, resilient society.” So far, 100 countries have formally joined the agreement adopted last year in Paris, including top polluters China, the United States, the European Union and India. However, U.S....
  • 'The People Imagine a Vain Thing...Psalm 1 and 2 pt 5

    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision. (Psalm 2:1-4)Psalm one and Psalm Two go together. Psalm one looks at an individual over against the world he lives in. The Individual is separated inwardly, he thinks differently because he has a different source, the Law of God. He meditates on...
  • Mohamed El Baradei has an Iranian wife? (Cueball nukes inspector)

    12/06/2004 3:56:51 AM PST · by dennisw · 21 replies · 6,850+ views
    free republic ^ | dec 5 2004 | Awatcher2
    Perhaps it was just a little “Pillow Talk” with his Iranian wife!  Who is Dr. Mohamed El Baradei? A quick Google search yields the following general biographical information:Dr. ElBaradei is the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA], an inter-governmental organization based in Vienna, and formed under the auspices of the United Nations in 1957. He was appointed to the office effective Dec. 1 1997, and re-appointed to a second term in Sept. 2001. El Baradi was born in Egypt in 1942. He gained a Bachelor’s degree in Law in 1962 at the University of Cairo, and a...
  • It's ONLY Your Country on the Line 2016 [radio]

    11/01/2016 4:52:00 PM PDT · by Randall_S
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 31, 2016 | JJ McCartney
    First hour of radio program. Topics: Look at implications if Trump or Hillary wins on national and international topics, including – National Parties Media Economy U.S. Relationship with International Organizations, including: NATO, UN Foreign Relations, including: Iran, Russia, Israel, U.K., E.U. states International Islamic Jihad and Terror
  • Xi shows one-China benefits in talks with Taiwan opposition

    11/01/2016 7:24:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 1, 2016 9:27 AM EDT | Christopher Bodden
    Chinese President Xi Jinping met Tuesday with Taiwan’s opposition leader, underscoring Beijing’s message to the island’s independence-leaning administration that it won't have access to the mainland’s highest levels of power if it doesn’t accept that Taiwan is part of China. Xi’s meeting with Nationalist Party Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu at the Great Hall of the People in the heart of Beijing comes months after China cut off communication and exchanges with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s administration. Diplomatically, China has also sought to isolate the island even more by having its representatives barred from international gatherings. […] Xi said that China “resolutely...
  • Top University Stole Millions From Taxpayers By Faking Global Warming Research

    10/24/2016 5:02:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/2016 | ANDREW FOLLETT
    A global warming research center at the London School of Economics got millions of dollars from UK taxpayers by taking credit for research it didn’t perform, an investigation by The Daily Mail revealed. The UK government gave $11 million dollars to the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) in exchange for research that the organization reportedly never actually did. Many papers CCCEP claimed to have published to get government money weren’t about global warming, were written before the organization was even founded, or were written by researchers unaffiliated with CCCEP. The government never checked CCCEP’s supposed publication lists,...
  • Clinton support of OIC and Anti defamation of Islam

    10/24/2016 1:15:09 PM PDT · by Bodega · 6 replies
    World News Daily ^ | Oct 24, 2019 | Bill Federer
    Many articles in the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights were rejected by the leaders of 57 Islamic countries, who formed their own group called the OIC – Organization of Islamic Cooperation. In 1990, the OIC passed their “Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam” affirming Shariah law as supreme, with: the death penalty for those leaving Islam punishing women who are victims of rape allowing men to be polygamous permitting wife beating censoring speech insulting Islam On Dec. 12, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began a three-day closed door meeting with the OIC-Organization of Islamic Cooperation promising to...
  • HOW USELESS IS THE UNITED NATIONS?

    10/24/2016 5:47:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    wnd.com ^ | October 23, 2016 | Bill Federer
    Signing of the United Nations charter The United Nations officially began Oct. 24, 1945. Its name coined by President Franklin Roosevelt. The United Nations was created to prevent future wars. Unfortunately, there have been nearly 150 wars with over 100 million casualties from the day the United Nations’ charter was drafted in the Garden Room of San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel: 5 in Central Asia 11 in South Asia 20 in Southeast Asia 13 in Eastern Europe 23 in the Middle East 25 in Latin & South America 50 in Africa The Secretary-General at the United Nations Charter Conference in 1945...
  • UN TOLD EU TO ACCEPT 1.3M MORE MIGRANTS EVERY YEAR OR FACE POPULATION CRISIS

    10/23/2016 6:11:53 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 52 replies
    EXPRESS.CO.UK ^ | October 15, 2016 | REBECCA FLOOD
    The radical report, titled ‘Replacement Migration: Is It a Solution to Declining and Ageing Populations?’ advocates an influx of immigrants as a means of supporting an ageing population. It projects that over the next 50 years the population of several western countries, including the UK, Germany, France and Italy, will steadily decline unless measures are taken to reverse the trend. Penned in 2001, the report has resurfaced in the wake of the migrant crisis sweeping Europe. It reads: “The new challenges of declining and ageing populations will require comprehensive reassessments of many established policies and programmes, including those relating to...
  • CBS Pushes PC Attack on Wonder Woman: ‘Large-Breasted, White' 'American Flag Motif'

    10/22/2016 4:52:04 AM PDT · by DFG · 69 replies
    newsbusters ^ | October 21, 2016 | By Scott Whitlock
    The journalists at CBS This Morning on Friday promoted a petition by “concerned” United Nations staffers against the honoring of Wonder Woman, a “large-breasted, white woman” who wears an “American flag motif.” The fictional DC comics character is being hailed as an “Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.” Talking to Lynda Carter, the ‘70s era Wonder Woman, guest co-host Margaret Brennan insisted the character was “drawing some scrutiny because of the way you’re dressed.” Gayle King catalogued the list of complaints from outraged, dissident UN staffers: “Listen on to what they are saying though, Lynda. ‘A large breasted,...
  • UN expert urges next UN chief to focus on ending tax havens

    10/21/2016 8:45:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2016 10:30 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    A U.N. human rights expert urged the next U.N. secretary-general on Friday to make the elimination of tax havens a priority to ensure that corporations, billionaires and “kleptocrats” pay their fair share of taxes. Alfred de Zayas, an American law professor, also urged Antonio Guterres, who will succeed Ban Ki-moon as U.N. chief on Jan. 1, to call a world conference on phasing out the offshore havens. […] De Zayas told a news conference after presenting his new report to the U.N. General Assembly that it’s estimated that as much as $32 trillion are held offshore in secrecy jurisdictions escaping...
  • U.N. Special Report: U.S. Workers Restricted in Exercising Basic Union Rights

    10/21/2016 10:54:50 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    afl-cio ^ | 10/21/2016 | Aaron Chappell
    A new report finds that the United States fails to uphold the most basic rights of workers, particularly in the South, where some states "support or collude with employers to infringe upon workers’ rights to peaceful assembly and association." The report cited examples such as Tennessee officials’ opposition to unionization at a Volkswagen plant and the "government of Mississippi [which] touts the lack of unionization as a great benefit when courting potential employers."
  • When the Entire Internet Seems to Break At Once

    10/21/2016 9:41:28 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 165 replies
    http://www.theatlantic.com ^ | Oct 21 2016 | Robinson Meyer and Adrienne Lafrance
    For more than two hours on Friday morning, much of the web seemed to grind to a halt—or at least slow to dial-up speed—for many users in the United States. More than a dozen major websites experienced outages and other technical problems, according to user reports and the web-tracking site downdetector.com. They included The New York Times, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, GitHub, Etsy, Tumblr, Spotify, PayPal, Verizon, Comcast, EA, the Playstation network, and others. How was it possible to take down all those sites at once?
  • This Is The Second Amendment Book To Read Before November 8th

    10/19/2016 4:49:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/19/2016 | Bob Barr
    A central theme of “Shall Not Be Infringed” is that, despite her efforts to soften her express words, President Hillary Clinton would take steps to do precisely what candidate Hillary Clinton has vowed to do – undermine the fundamental Supreme Court ruling in the 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller opinion, that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms. Second Amendment supporters and opponents alike understand that if you overturn that underpinning of Heller, you open the door for all manner of government actions to not just “chip away” at how an individual chooses to...
  • (Prime Minister) Theresa May To Step Into Brussels Lions’ Den

    10/18/2016 8:51:03 AM PDT · by tekrat
    One America News Network ^ | 10/18/2016 | Alastair Macdonald and Jan Strupczewski
    Theresa May’s first EU summit was never going to be easy but Thursday’s encounter in Brussels may be a thoroughly bleak affair now that fellow leaders feel she has taken a hard line on breaking away from the European Union. The British prime minister caught the other 27 off guard on Oct. 2 when, having campaigned to stay in the bloc, she thrilled her Conservatives’ conference in Birmingham with rousing pledges to start Brexit talks by March, curb immigration and reject EU court rulings — a recipe, EU leaders said, for "hard Brexit".
  • Emails show Bloomberg wants to be Clinton’s secretary of state(YIKES!)

    10/16/2016 8:04:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 10/15/2016 | Aaron Short
    Secretary of State Bloomberg? It’s not unthinkable. A confidant of Mike Bloomberg floated to a top Hillary Clinton adviser the idea of giving the former mayor the Cabinet post, according to a batch of e-mails released Saturday by WikiLeaks. Clinton aide Neera Tanden asked Howard Wolfson — a current Bloomberg consultant and former deputy mayor — in a June 3, 2015, e-mail whether the former mayor was seriously considering a run for president.
  • World fights UNESCO

    10/15/2016 4:23:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/10/16 | Hezki Baruch
    Sixty thousand people from around the world signed a petition from StandWIthUS opposing UNESCO's declaration that there is no connection between the Jewish nation and the Western Wall and Temple Mount. StandWithUs is an international non-profit dedicated to informing the public about Israel and to combating extremism and anti-Semitism. 20,000 people signed the petition in April, after the decision to have the declaration was first made, but after last week's declaration, the number of signatures jumped to 60,000. The petition calls on UNESCO to recognize the Jewish nation's history. It also declares that UNESCO's decisions are entirely politically motivated and...
  • Global deal reached to limit powerful greenhouse gases(Hurl fest!)

    10/15/2016 8:44:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    bigstory.ap.org ^ | 10/15/2016 | BRADLEY KLAPPER and IGNATIUS SSUUNA
    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Nearly 200 nations have reached a deal, announced Saturday morning after all-night negotiations, to limit the use of greenhouse gases far more powerful than carbon dioxide in a major effort to fight climate change. The talks on hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, were called the first test of global will since the historic Paris Agreement to cut carbon emissions was reached last year. HFCs are described as the world's fastest-growing climate pollutant and are used in air conditioners and refrigerators. Experts say cutting them is the fastest way to reduce global warming. President Barack Obama, in a statement...
  • U.S. Senate votes against UN Gun Restrictions

    10/14/2016 12:05:15 PM PDT · by dvan · 63 replies
    10/14/2016 | email
    The Republican controlled U.S. Senate FINALLY did something IMPORTANT.....and stood up to Obama's attempts to overthrow the U.S. Constitution! Hooray! A 53-46 vote! All but two are Democrats.................. Tells you where they are getting their "instructions." PLEASE READ ON? THEN, PLEASE PASS IT ON! The U.N. Resolution 2117 lists 21 points dealing with firearms control, but perhaps of most interest is point number 11: "CALLS FOR MEMBER STATES TO SUPPORT WEAPONS COLLECTION and DISARMAMENT of all UN countries".By a 53-46 vote - The U.S. Senate voted against the U.N. resolution. HOORAY. This is that brief, glorious moment in history when...
  • U.N. body votes Temple Mount no longer Jewish

    10/13/2016 10:25:38 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 46 replies
    WND ^ | October 13. 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    Israeli soldiers patrol the Temple Mount in Jerusalem UNESCO, the United Nations committee responsible for “cultural understanding,” has given preliminary approval to a resolution that denies the documented historic Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. The vote was 24-6 with another 26 nations abstaining. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately condemned the resolution as “the theater of the absurd.” The proposed resolution, submitted by seven Muslim nations under the title “Item 25: Occupied Palestine” refers to parts of the site by the Muslim terms, “Al-Aqsa Mosque” and “Haram al-Sharif” and emphasizes the historic and religious...
  • Palestinians push for UN membership and against settlements

    10/13/2016 4:25:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 13, 2016 7:10 PM EDT
    The Palestinians say they are sounding out members of the U.N. Security Council on a new resolution demanding a halt to Israeli settlement building and about prospects for becoming a full member of the United Nations. Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour said Thursday he has met about half the 15-member council in the last 10 days and expects to meet the rest in the next week. He said he will then report back to the Arab ministerial committee which will decide on next steps. …
  • Israel turns to Vatican for help at UN

    10/13/2016 8:34:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    INN ^ | 10/13/16 16:33 | Gary Willig
    The government of Israel has taken the unusual step of asking the Vatican for help in preventing a UNESCO vote denying any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount or the Western Wall. […] Israel’s Ambassador to the Vatican, Oren David, contacted Antoine Camilleri, the Vatican’s Undersecretary for Relations with States to ask that the Vatican work to convince UNESCO’s member states to vote against a Palestinian initiative which would refer to the Western Wall and Temple Mount by their Arabic names and only use the Hebrew terms for the sites in quotation marks. Israel has tried to make the point...
  • Amal Clooney Threw Tantrum at UN Meeting Over How to Eradicate ISIS

    10/13/2016 7:31:54 AM PDT · by fella · 17 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 13 October 2016 | Jamie Schram
    Amal Clooney nearly caused an international incident at the Iraqi UN Mission of Iraq in Manhattan when she lectured the ambassador on Islamic State and showed up with an unauthorized camera crew. According to the New York Post, the human rights lawyer wife of George Clooney originally demanded to meet with the prime minister at the mission during the UN General Assembly, but that was rejected and she settled for the country’s UN Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim, two Iraqi officials confirmed. Get our exclusive newsletter—the best of Heat Street every day She arrived with Yazidi refugee and Noble Peace Prize nominee...
  • Saddam Hussein 'had secret torture chamber in New York'

    10/12/2016 8:51:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 13 October 2016 4:44AM | (Our Foreign Staff)
    Saddam Hussein had a secret torture room built in the basement of the Iraqi mission to the United Nations in New York’s Upper East Side, it has been reported. The Iraqi dictator ordered the installation of the “detention room” inside the five-story building at 14 East 79th Street when he rose to power in 1979, two unnamed Iraqi officials told the New York Post. “It was a dark room. The doors were reinforced in a way that nobody could break in or out. You didn’t need to soundproof it,” one official said. The other official added: “You’re not going to...
  • Trump as president would pose global danger - U.N. rights chief

    10/12/2016 12:57:57 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 30 replies
    reuters ^ | 10/12/16 | Stephanie Nebehay
    The world will be in danger if Republican nominee Donald Trump becomes president of the United States, the top United Nations human rights official said on Wednesday. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein cited Trump's views on vulnerable communities including minorities and his talk of authorising torture in interrogations, banned under international law, as "deeply unsettling and disturbing". "If Donald Trump is elected on the basis of what he has said already - and unless that changes - I think it is without any doubt that he would be dangerous from an international point of view,"...
  • UN human rights chief: Trump would be 'dangerous' if elected [Prince Zeid again]

    10/12/2016 5:16:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 12, 2016 7:15 AM EDT | Jamey Keaten
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump would be “dangerous from an international point of view” if he is elected, the U.N. human rights chief said Wednesday, defiantly doubling down on his recent expression of concerns about “populist demagogues” that prompted a rebuke from Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations. In a broad-ranging news conference touching on issues like violence in Yemen, Syria and sub-Saharan Africa, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said some remarks by Trump are “deeply unsettling and disturbing to me,” particularly on torture and about “vulnerable communities.” “If Donald Trump is elected, on the basis of what he has said...
  • UN chief says death penalty for terrorism often unfair (Barf Ki-Moon)

    10/10/2016 5:49:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2016 4:14 PM EDT | Michael Astor
    Death sentences for terrorism are often handed down after unfair trials by special courts that disrespect human rights and the rule of law, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday in remarks commemorating World Day Against the Death Penalty. While 65 countries retain the death penalty for terrorism-related offenses, experience shows that executing “terrorists” mostly fuels propaganda for their movements by creating perceived martyrs, Ban said. “The death penalty is a cruel and inhumane practice. It has no place in the 21st Century,” Ban said. “To be legitimate and effective, counter-terror measures, like all security operations, must be anchored in...