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  • [tr]...proto-Sinaitic inscriptions found along the coast of Uruguay

    02/02/2018 10:11:40 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | January 24, 2015 | William James Veall
    Proto-Sinaitic led to the development of the Phoenician alphabet and its variants, many characters from which are clearly visible within the Uruguayan petroglyphs. Based upon this hypothesis, the characters would be dated from 1850 BC to 1100 BC. After this date (1100 BC) came the fully developed, 22 character, Phoenician 'international' writing system subsequently used by all West Semitic languages. I observed that many of the 'new international' characters do not appear among the petroglyphs suggesting movement away from this particular coastline 'port of call' some time after 1100 BC... Proto-Sinaitic has, allegedly, been found in Brazil at Itacoatiara, near...
  • trump’s principled move vs. eu’s cowardice

    12/26/2017 5:48:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 26, 2017 | Joseph Puder
    Why the president's Jerusalem decision was the right thing to do. The Trump administration vetoed a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution last week that called on the U.S. to rescind its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and ultimately move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the seat of Israel’s parliament (Knesset), the Supreme Court, and where the Prime Minister and President of the Jewish State reside.  The UNSC resolution drafted by Egypt and backed by 13 other members of the Security Council affirms that “any decision and actions which purport to have altered the character,...
  • Germany Building ‘Panama Canal on Railway Tracks’ Through South America

    Bolivian President Evo Morales met with German and Swiss officials in Bern, Switzerland, on December 14 to sign an agreement on building one of the largest infrastructure projects of the century—a coast-to-coast railroad across South America. The Central Bi-Oceanic Railway Corridor, or “Panama Canal on Railway Tracks,” will stretch from the Pacific coast of Peru, through Bolivia, and across Brazil to the Atlantic Ocean. The total length of the projected route is 2,333 miles. Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay also plan to add connection routes to the corridor. Germany and Switzerland will assist in the ambitious project’s construction and will also...
  • Nikki Haley Wins Tweet of the Year

    12/21/2017 4:39:24 AM PST · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 12/20/2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Nikki Haley, our U.N. ambassador, had the tweet of the year. Nikki Haley tweeted the following: “At the U.N. we’re always asked to do more & give more,” meaning America. The U.N., we, the United States. We’re always asked to do more and give more. “So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American ppl, abt where to locate OUR embassy, we don’t expect those we’ve helped to target us. On Thurs there’ll be a vote criticizing our choice. The U.S. will be taking names.” That is her tweet about the vote today at the U.N....
  • UN votes resoundingly to reject Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as capital

    12/21/2017 10:52:46 AM PST · by DFG · 163 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/21/2017
    The United Nations general assembly has delivered a stinging rebuke to Donald Trump, voting by a huge majority to reject his unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The vote came after a redoubling of threats by Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, who said that Washington would remember which countries “disrespected” America by voting against it. Despite the warning, 128 members voted on Thursday in favour of the resolution supporting the long-standing international consensus that the status of Jerusalem – which is claimed as a capital by both Israel and the Palestinians – can only be settled...
  • Nikki Haley warns UN: Americans don't want to 'pay for the privilege of being disrespected'

    12/21/2017 8:59:47 AM PST · by GonzoII · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 21, 2017 | Joel Gehrke
    World leaders rebuking the United States at the United Nations shouldn’t expect the American people any longer to “pay for the privilege of being disrespected,” U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned Thursday. “In the case of the United States, we are asked to pay more than any other nation for that dubious distinction,” Haley told the UN General Assembly. “We have an obligation to demand more for our investment. And if our investment fails, we have an obligation to spend our investment in more productive ways.”
  • Trump threatens Jerusalem opponents with US funding cutoff

    12/20/2017 6:24:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 109 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 2017 7:08 PM EST | Edith M. Lederer
    President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to cut off U.S. funding to countries that support a resolution criticizing his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We’ll save a lot. We don’t care,” he said, alluding to U.S. aid. The president strongly supported U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley who said Tuesday that the United States “will be taking names” of countries that vote in favor of a General Assembly resolution Thursday declaring that Jerusalem’s status can be changed only by direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. “For all these nations, they take our money and then vote against us. They take hundreds of millions of...
  • In Rare Move, Trump Threatens to Cut Aid to UN Members Who Vote Against Jerusalem

    12/20/2017 11:40:22 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 100 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Dec 20, 2017 | Boa Landeu (Reuters)
    U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote in favor Thursday of the United Nations resolution rejecting Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Speaking to reporters at the White House Wednesday, Trump also expressed support for a letter sent by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, in which she warned member states against supporting the resolution. (Snip) "They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us," Trump said. "Well, we're watching those votes. Let them vote against us. We'll save a lot....
  • Haley Vetoes Jerusalem Resolution; Slams Obama For Not Backing Israel a Year Ago

    12/18/2017 5:22:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 18, 2017 | 6:42 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    As U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley on Monday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution seeking to overturn President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, she also sharply criticized the Obama administration’s decision a year ago not to back Israel in the same forum, calling the implications of that move “a stain on America’s conscience.” Monday’s resolution was backed by all other 14 members of the council — the ten temporary members and permanent members Russia, China, Britain and France — but Haley declared that she was casting the sole dissenting vote “proudly.” “The fact that this veto...
  • HALEY WARNS US ‘TAKING NAMES’ OF UN OPPONENTS OF TRUMP'S JERUSALEM MOVE

    12/20/2017 7:08:46 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/20/2017 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    The United States has publicly warned United Nations member states not to support Thursday’s UN General Assembly resolution denouncing US President Donald Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. The text will also call for nations, including the US, not to relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. To date, the US is the only country who said it will do so. The UN General Assembly is scheduled to hold a special emergency session to disavow Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem on Thursday at the request of Yemen, Turkey and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The resolution is expected to...
  • Britain just betrayed America at the United Nations

    12/18/2017 5:05:55 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 91 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 18, 2017 | By Benny Avni
    Haley berated UN member states for their hypocrisy. On the one hand, she noted, they complained that Trump’s decision “prejudges” final-status issues. On the other, she said, they rely on the United Nations, despite being “disproportionally hostile” to Israel, to weigh in on all kinds of issues regarding Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking. Prior to the vote, knowing full well Haley would veto the proposed resolution, Rycroft and other envoys from American-allied countries worked behind the scenes to make sure the United States would stand alone in opposition. They watered down the language, weeded out explicit anti-American statements and dutifully anchored the text...
  • Haley warns US ‘taking names’ of UN opponents on Jerusalem move

    12/20/2017 6:28:46 AM PST · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/20/2017 | Tovah Lazaroff
    The United States has publicly warned United Nations member states not to support Thursday’s UN General Assembly resolution denouncing US President Donald Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. The text will also call for nations, including the US, not to relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. To date, the US is the only country who said it will do so. The UN General Assembly is scheduled to hold a special emergency session to disavow Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem on Thursday at the request of Yemen, Turkey and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The resolution is expected to...
  • Uruguay pharmacies start selling marijuana

    07/19/2017 11:10:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 96 replies
    ph.news.yahoo.com ^ | 7/19/2017 | Mauricio RABUFFETTI
    Pharmacies in Uruguay started selling marijuana Wednesday under a four-year-old law that has made the small South American country the first in the world to legalize pot from production to sale. At a pharmacy in Montevideo's old town, five customers were waiting to buy when the store shutters went up at the start of the day. "I've been smoking since I was 14. Let's give it a try," said a 37-year-old man who would not give his name or allow his picture to be taken. The pharmacist who sold the marijuana would not give her name either. She said it...
  • Israel Urges Jews To Leave France, Suspends "Working Ties" With ...

    12/26/2016 4:53:35 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 10 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | December 26, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    In an unexpected escalation that was not the result of Israel's angry response to Friday's UN vote which passed a resolution condemning the country's settlements on occupied Palestinian territory, and which the US refused to veto, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday called on French Jews to leave their country to protest a Paris-hosted conference planned for next month aimed at restarting Palestine-Israel peace talks, Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth has reported.
  • Ousted Filipino congressman pleads guilty to tax evasion, fraud [Clinton donor Mark Jimenez]

    08/01/2003 4:22:50 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 203+ views
    Associated Press | August 1, 2003
    MIAMI -- An ousted Filipino congressman pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of tax evasion and one count of election financing fraud. Mark Jimenez, 56, agreed that he owes up to $1.5 million in income tax for 1995 and 1996 and will serve at least 21 months in prison. He will be sentenced at a later day, federal prosecutors said. Jimenez was extradited in December to Miami, where he was charged with using money from his Miami company and a closely related one to reimburse employees for illegal donations to former President Bill Clinton and other Democrats. Jimenez made...
  • Brazilian airline issues alert for former Gitmo detainee

    07/04/2016 2:49:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 4, 2016 5:21 PM EDT
    A Brazilian airline is asking its employees to be on the lookout for a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was resettled in Uruguay. The alert about Syrian native Abu Wa’el Dhiab adds to a growing mystery about his whereabouts. Uruguayan authorities have insisted for weeks that he is visiting neighboring Brazil and that as a refugee he is entitled to leave Uruguay. …
  • Olympic Countdown: Al Qaeda Terrorist Released from Gitmo to Uruguay Sneaked into Brazil, Where...

    06/28/2016 11:15:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 28, 2016
    Full title: Olympic Countdown: Al Qaeda Terrorist Released from Gitmo to Uruguay Sneaked into Brazil, Whereabouts Unknown With the summer Olympics just a few weeks away in Brazil, a veteran Al Qaeda operative released from Guantanamo to Uruguay has gone missing and authorities in Latin America believe he sneaked into Brazil after being denied legal entry. The Islamic terrorist’s name is Jihad Ahmad Diyab an in late 2014 President Obama sent him to Uruguay along with five fellow Gitmo inmates as part of a misguided plan to shut down the U.S. military prison at the Naval base in southeast Cuba....
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Roll Cloud Over Uruguay

    06/12/2016 6:40:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | Sunday, June 12, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What kind of cloud is this? A type of arcus cloud called a roll cloud. These rare long clouds may form near advancing cold fronts. In particular, a downdraft from an advancing storm front can cause moist warm air to rise, cool below its dew point, and so form a cloud. When this happens uniformly along an extended front, a roll cloud may form. Roll clouds may actually have air circulating along the long horizontal axis of the cloud. A roll cloud is not thought to be able to morph into a tornado. Unlike a similar shelf cloud, a...
  • Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica blasts the behavior of six ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees

    04/07/2016 7:17:20 PM PDT · by OddLane · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 5, 2016 | AP
    Uruguay's former president says the conduct of six former Guantanamo Bay detainees resettled in the South American nation has been "abysmal" and has hurt efforts to resettle others. Former President Jose Mujica, who oversaw the resettlement in late 2014, made the comments Tuesday to La Republica newspaper. Mujica, now a senator, says the men's behavior discouraged other Latin American countries that were considering taking in former detainees. He didn't provide details. "Who did the men hurt? Other Guantanamo prisoners."
  • Jewish man stabbed to death in Uruguay

    03/08/2016 9:09:04 PM PST · by Lera · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/2016
    Jewish man stabbed 10 times by man who shouted "Allahu Akbar". The motive is under investigation. A Jewish man was stabbed to death on Tuesday night in Uruguay by a man who shouted "Allahu Akbar", local media reported. According to reports, the incident occurred in the town of Paysandu in western Uruguay. The Jewish man, who was stabbed in the back ten times, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, where he died of his wounds shortly after. The perpetrator, who reportedly is known to local police and has a criminal background, was caught and taken in for...