California fires spreading fast!! Homes destroyed! Multiple fires breaking out, power outages!!
‘Orwellian nightmare’: German Interior Minister drafts law to spy on all digital devices – report
Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere plans to argue “the legal duty for third parties to allow for secret surveillance” during an interior ministry conference in Leipzig next week. The proposal would “dramatically extend” the state’s powers to spy on its citizens, according to the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND) report.
If signed into law, de Maiziere’s proposal would allow German security services to spy on any device connected to the internet. Tech companies would be compelled to provide the state with backdoor access to most digital consumer devices, including private tablets, computers and even televisions and cars. However, German authorities would need the authorization of a judge before tapping into a compromised consumer device….
San Diego opens giant tent to house 350 homeless people to help contain a hepatitis A outbreak that has killed 20
- The first of three industrial-sized tents to house the homeless opened Friday as part of the city’s efforts to contain a hepatitis outbreak
- The outbreak has killed 20 people in the past year, marking the worst epidemic of its kind in the US in 20 years
- About 20 people made their way to a bunk bed Friday in the tent that will house 350 single men and women
- Two other giant tents will open later this month – one for families and one for veterans – the tents will house a total of 700 people….
Evergreen State’s student newspaper includes no-whites-allowed opinion section
‘For people of color by people of color’
The student newspaper at Evergreen State College has a section in its opinion pages described as “for people of color by people of color.”
“This should be a place where we can be us without it being overshadowed by the dark cloud that is living under white supremacy and having to see things from a white perspective. This is why when we do cover these issues it will be in the context and from the perspective of POC and POC only,” according to the section’s editors as they reintroduced it to readers in September.
The anonymous column, known as “POC Talk,” debuted in the bi-weekly Cooper Point Journal last year and returned this fall to the newspaper’s pages following racial unrest that erupted at the public university this past spring.
“Dear White people, please take a step back, this isn’t brown-people-answer-white-people’s-questions-hour, we’re asking specifically for submissions from POC,” the section’s editors added in their September intro. “As being told no seems to be a difficult concept for some of y’all I await your emails about the Irish, how the term white fragility is mean (great example of white fragility) and how we need to view people through a color-blind lens (just lol). You will 100% not get a response!!!”…
US judge OKs suspensions for students who ‘liked’ racist memes
US District Judge James Donato ruled Wednesday that the Albany Unified School District did not violate students’ freedom of speech when they expelled one student for creating an Instagram account that hosted racist content and suspended nine other students who “liked” the posts, according to court documents obtained by RT America.
The ruling comes from a lawsuit filed by the 10 students, who claimed that the school violated their free speech rights. Donato ruled that the posts were “within the scope of the First Amendment,” but also found that the posts qualify as “school speech” that he said is “potentially subject to greater regulation by school authorities.”
In November 2016, a student referred to as “CE” created a private Instagram account with the handle @yungcavage and invited other students at the school to follow the account. CE posted 30 to 40 memes that featured other students and faculty at the school, which included “racist and derogatory” comments….
13 dead, 2 missing after boat & oil tanker collide off South Korea
At least 13 people are dead and two missing after a collision off the South Korean city of Incheon on Sunday, AP reported citing the local coast guard. A South Korean fishing boat reportedly collided with a refueling vessel and capsized. Seven people were rescued from the 9.8-ton capsized boat, which was carrying 20 passengers and two sailors, with the vessel’s captain among the two missing. The 336-ton refueling vessel did not sustain any damage. The cause of the incident is as yet unclear, and the rescue operation is ongoing.
Police release ID of truck driver in I-55 crash that killed 4, injured 12; investigation ongoing
Illinois State Police on Saturday released the name of the driver who was behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer that smashed into seven cars at highway speed, killing two Staunton sisters, their friend and another student.
Mohamed Yussuf Jama, 53, of Greeley, Colo., was the truck driver, according to Illinois State Police spokesman Calvin Dye Jr.
No citations had been issued to Jama as of Saturday.
“The investigation into the crash is ongoing,” Dye said….
Jama’s 2016 Freightliner Cascadia slammed into cars on Interstate 55 with “no attempt to stop,” Dye said. The cars were slowed or stopped in traffic, ahead of the truck. The semi ran over some vehicles….
Famed Met Opera Conductor Accused Of Molesting Teen For Years
The Metropolitan Opera said they first learned about the allegations last year but took no action.
The Metropolitan Opera in New York has launched an investigation into its famed conductor, James Levine, amid news stories about a 2016 police report that accuses him of molesting a teenage boy decades ago.
The alleged abuse continued for several years, according to the report filed in October of last year.
Officials with the Met, in a statement to The New York Times on Saturday, acknowledged that they have been aware of the allegations against the Grammy award-winning artist since the report was filed. But they took no action after asking Levine about it….
Badass Nanny Takes Down Alleged Package Thief, And It Was All Caught On Video
An alleged package thief got more than she bargained for when an eagle-eyed nanny intercepted her.
Surveillance footage shows a woman hopping out of the passenger seat of a vehicle in Everett, Washington on Tuesday, and then running toward a home and returning to the car with a large package.
“HEY!” a voice calls out. “What the fuck are you doing?” ….
Baby is first to be born in US after uterus transplant, hospital says
A baby born at a Texas hospital is the first in the US to be birthed from a mother who had received a uterus transplant, according to the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.
All the prophecies the bible said will happen in end times, are happening or almost complete at present
One dead after hit-and-run driver strikes six people during knife fight outside Queens hookah bar
An irate hit-and-run driver mowed down six people, killing one, after a knife fight outside a Queens hookah bar Sunday morning, according to police and a witness.
Cops found at least one person dead after the violent fracas outside XS NYC at 129th St. and Liberty Ave. just before 5 a.m. in South Ozone Park.
Police believe two stabbing victims who showed up at a hospital after the fight were hurt in the melee.
A video of the mayhem, obtained exclusively by the Daily News, shows the Sonata driving at a high rate of speed before jumping the curb cut and traveling down the sidewalk, headed toward the pedestrians. About 5 seconds later, a silver Nissan SUV can be seen doing a U-turn on Liberty Ave., and tearing onto the sidewalk behind the Sonata, in apparent pursuit of the first car, the video shows.…
Pope Francis: World Government Must Rule U.S. ‘For Their Own Good’
Pope Francis told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica that the United States of America has “a distorted vision of the world” and Americans must be ruled by a world government, as soon as possible, “for their own good.”
The Pope made the observation in an interview with La Repubblica reporter Eugenio Scalfari.
“Last Thursday, I got a call from Pope Francis,” Scalfari reported. “It was about noon, and I was at the newspaper when my phone rang.”….
LISTEN To This! What Is Going On Above Earth?
151 UN states vote to disavow Israeli ties to Jerusalem
The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to disavow Israeli ties to Jerusalem as part of six anti-Israel resolutions it approved on Thursday in New York. The vote was 151 in favor and six against, with nine abstentions.
The resolution came as the Trump Administration was rumored to be actively considering relocating its embassy to Jerusalem….
Trump May Move U.S. Embassy In Israel To Jerusalem. Here’s Why That Matters.
Experts warn the proposed move could lead to an “absolute explosion” in the region.
President Donald Trump is expected to make a key policy announcement next week on the U.S. position on the status of Jerusalem, a decision that may have dramatic repercussions for the delicate peace process between Israelis and Palestinians.
Like other presidential candidates before him, Trump repeatedly promised during his campaign to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The move would placate the Israeli government and conservative allies in the U.S., but would meet a furious response from Palestinians and would complicate the already daunting task of brokering an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord….
A war with North Korea would be hell: Millions could die
“War is hell”
This is not how Puerto Rico usually does Christmas
On the southeastern coast of this island, where Hurricane Maria made landfall two months ago, the waves of the Caribbean lash the crumbling foundation of Jose Morales’ battered seaside home.
A year ago, the Morales clan kicked off the holidays in Yabucoa with a large outdoor gathering that included turkey and a traditional pig roast. It’s an example of the importance Puerto Ricans place on the Christmas season, when family feasts and roving parties called parrandas happen seemingly every week.
But this year is different.
“This year there will be no Christmas,” says Morales, who is 74 and legally blind. “Those who can will enjoy the holidays. We can’t. We’ll be here. Living in fear, in danger.”….
The 2017 supermoon: How to see it and get the best photo
On Sunday, stargazers, astronomers and curious sky-watchers will get a chance to witness the first and only supermoon of 2017.
In November 2016, the moon reached a distance closest to the Earth than ever seen since 1948, producing a supersized supermoon. However, on Sunday night, the moon will still shine 16% brighter and appear 7% larger than its usual size.
This supermoon will be the first in the series of three consecutive full moon supermoons, the next two to occur in January….
All the prophecies the bible said will happen in end times, are happening or almost complete at present
Mel Gibson: Hollywood Is ‘Den Of Parasites’ Who ‘Feast On Blood Of Kids’
Hollywood studios are “drenched in the blood of innocent children” according to Mel Gibson who claims the consumption of “baby blood is so popular in Hollywood that it basically operates as a currency of its own.”
Hollywood elites are an “enemy of mankind continually acting contrary to our best interests” and “breaking every God given taboo known to man, including the sanctity of children,” Mel Gibson said in London, where he is promoting his role in Daddy’s Home 2, his most prominent on-screen role in years….
Dramatic moment twister rips through Italian Riviera caught on camera (VIDEOS)
The tornado lasted but a few violent minutes, moving from the sea into the city centre, where it managed to wreck two of the town’s verandas. It also damaged stained glass windows and tore a chimney from the roof of a building.
As well as ripping up trees and road signs, a number of cars and motorcycles were also damaged. La Stampa reports that a number of pedestrians were even forced to cling to poles to avoid being flung into the air. At least one person suffered minor injuries, according to Il Messaggero.
In another dramatic video, onlookers captured the moment a waterspout formed by the circling winds lashes boats docked in the city’s Old Port, while flinging debris around the harbor….
14yo rapes schoolmate in Norway, films assault & sends to friends
The incident took place in Grenland district, Telemark County in southern Norway last week, as reported on Friday by the local Varden newspaper, which initially broke the story.
“The boy is suspected of rape and for spreading material of a sexual nature involving children,” police attorney Torunn Fossli Sæthre confirmed to Norway’s media. It was the girl’s parents who reported the case to police, according to broadcaster NRK….
7 dead, over 270 missing as Tropical Storm “Ockhi” forms just south of India
On November 20, the remnant energy of Tropical Storm “Kirogi,” which hit southern Vietnam on November 19, led to the formation of a new low-pressure area over the Gulf of Thailand. During the next several days, the system moved into the Bay of Bengal and slowly drifted westward, but was unable to organize significantly due to unfavorable conditions. On November 29, the storm organized into a depression just off the southeast coast of Sri Lanka, and the IMD gave it identifier BOB 07. Due to its rapidly consolidating low level circulation center the JTWC issued a TCFA on the system shortly before classifying it as Tropical Cyclone 03B….
Man Sues Kennywood, Says He Got Eye-Eating Parasite While On Raging Rapids Ride
Pittsburghers know all about the Raging Rapids – a Kennywood staple and a great way to cool off on those hot summer days.
Robert and Krystsina Trostle claim they rode the Raging Rapids on July 2, 2017, and days later, Robert had severe pain in his left eye and was diagnosed with microsporidia keratitis.
Attorney Alan Perer is representing Robert and Kryststina Trostle.
“We’re certain that this is the cause. There was no other explanation. Water from this ride shot into his eye, which is part of this ride, the excitement and the fun of the ride,” said Perer.
They allege in the lawsuit it was caused by the microsporidia parasite that was present in the water.
“The water shot into his eye, and almost immediately thereafter, he started having these problems,” said Perer….
North Korea ROCKED by another earthquake in NUCLEAR testing hotspot
NORTH Korea has been rocked by an earthquake close to where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, according to South Korea’s Weather Bureau and Geological Society.
The micro-quake occurred about 1.7 miles northeast of the Punggye-ri nuclear site in the country’s northeastern province of North Hamgyong, the Korea Meteorological Administration said on its website.
“The quake is a natural one and it is believed to have occurred in the aftermath of the sixth nuclear test”, it said.
Minor tremors have been detected at the site since the North carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test underground in September, damaging geological structures in the area.
An official of the Korea Meteorological Administration said: “Kilju is a rocky area where natural earthquakes normally do not occur….
Although Revelation was written nearly 2000 years ago, it rings true with resounding clarity for churches today. In Revelation 2, Jesus addresses a church in Pergamos that compromised doctrine and was silent about sin. They were motivational and encouraging, but powerless against breaking Satan’s grip.
While Pergamos was soft on sin and compromise, churches at the opposite end can be critical and judgmental sin-sniffers. Neither attitude or position is pleasing to God.
The compromising, silent church often lacks boldness; it’s easier to be passive. But it’s not healthy, wise or God-honoring. Jesus lovingly challenges the silent compromisers in this church: “You’re a nice church—you feed the homeless and reach out to those in need—but I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality” (see Rev. 2:14).
The silent church allows false teaching because they don’t want to rock-the-boat. They are liberal in twisting or reinterpreting the truth, or they avoid it all together….
Israeli missile hits target near Iranian base in west Damascus
Israel has fired several missiles into western Syria tonight, targeting several sites near the Iranian base in the Kesweh area, a source told Al-Masdar News.
According to the military source, at least one Israeli missile struck its intended target, while the rest were intercepted by Syrian anti-aircraft missiles (SAM)….
Vermont senior tested ricin recipe on retirement community, feds say
The cupboard above the stove in Betty Miller’s retirement apartment contained bottles labeled “apple seed,” “cherry seed,” “castor beans,” and “ricin,” the FBI says.
‘Flu-pocalypse’ Predicted Due To Ineffective Flu Shots, Doctors Say
U.S. health officials are bracing for a devastating flu season this winter that many people won’t even be able to ward off with their annual flu shot.
The possibility of a “flu-pocalypse” is being talked about after record numbers of patients were diagnosed with influenza in Australia, whose flu season just ended. In a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), a group of infectious disease doctors say that Australia’s vaccination against the flu was only effective 10 percent of the time this year….
‘Pray Prince George is gay’: Clergyman wants 4yo royal to find ‘love of fine young gentleman’
It is not just little George’s love life the reverend is concerned with. In fact, the reason he wants the prince, who is third in line to the throne, to be ‘into men’ is so the Church of England (CofE) will be forced to support same-sex marriage. When the boy becomes King, he will also be the leader of the Church.
The senior Anglican minister and LGBTQ campaigner, provost of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow, wrote his thoughts in a blog titled ‘What’s in Kelvin’s head’ after the news of Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s engagement….
All the prophecies the bible said will happen in end times, are happening or almost complete at present
Pakistani Taliban attack university campus, killing 12..
Pakistani Taliban militants have attacked the campus of an agriculture university in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing at least 12 people.
The gunmen, disguised as women, arrived at the Agriculture Institute of Peshawar on Friday. They shot and wounded a guard before entering the campus, said police chief Tahir Khan.
Police and army commandos arrived and cordoned off the campus, Khan said, who added that a blast was also heard from the campus.
At least 35 others were also wounded in the attack.
Police and army troops killed all of the gunmen — who were reportedly three — about two hours into the attack, the military said….
Swedish man sentenced to 10yrs in jail for ‘online rape’
A Swedish court has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for “rapes” which took place online. He was found guilty of coercing teenagers to perform sexual acts in front of webcams, threatening them or their families if they refused to do so.
Bjorn Samstrom, 41, was convicted of rape and sentenced by the Uppsala City Court on Thursday, with the court finding that he was guilty of online sexual offenses against 27 children in the US, Canada, and Britain between 2015 and early 2017, AP reported. It marks the first time that someone has been convicted of rape over the internet in Sweden, a country whose law makes clear that rape doesn’t have to involve intercourse, and can instead be any act that is considered equally violating….
Megacities could soon boast these boxy vehicles (VIDEO)
A new proposed e-car for Chinese megacities looks more akin to a toaster on wheels than a smooth roadster….
Student op-ed calls white people ‘an abomination’
Texas State University’s student newspaper published an op-ed Tuesday telling “white people” that “your DNA is an abomination.”
“When I think of all the white people I’ve ever encountered—whether they’ve been professors, peers, lovers, friends, police officers, et cetera—there is perhaps only a dozen I would consider ‘decent,’” student columnist Rudy Martinez begins the op-ed, which The University Star has not posted on its website….
Contending that racial categories “are used to subjugate non-white people,” Martinez complains that “in Texas, a bizarre state I have now inhabited for four years, I continuously meet individuals that either deny the existence of white privilege or fail to do something productive with it.”….
Killing the Biosphere to Fast-track Human Extinction
Scientists Call For Ban On Glitter, Say It’s A Global Hazard
Arts and crafts enthusiasts have known for years that glitter tends to attach itself everywhere and never seems to come off. Scientists now say that the sticky decorations are also an ecological hazard that needs to be banned across the globe.
Environmental scientists are arguing that the risk of pollution, specifically to the oceans, is too great to ignore and the tiny plastic particles need to be outlawed….
World’s first ‘smart condom’ collects intimate data during sex and tells men whether their performance is red-hot or a total flop
A British company has released the first pictures of a ‘smart condom’ which collects very intimate data about the sex life of anyone brave enough to wear it….
Army Tests New ‘AI-Controlled-Exoskeleton’ Super-Soldier
19 killed, thousands of homes affected as floods and landslides hit Java, Indonesia
At least 11 people have been killed after heavy rain produced by Tropical Cyclone “Cempaka” triggered severe floods and landslides in East Java, Indonesia on November 28, 2017. Cempaka is the first named storm of the 2017/18 Australian region cyclone season. In addition to heavy rain, strong winds caused by Cempaka brought volcanic ash from erupting Mount Agung to Bali’s Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, canceling flights for the third day in a row.
On November 22, 2017, TCWC Perth and TCWC Jakarta started to monitor a weak tropical low that had developed about 332 km (206 miles) south of the city of Surabaya, the capital of Jawa Timur (East Java) province of Indonesia….
Brown University to allow students to ‘self-identify’ as persons of color
School officials refuse to clarify how and why policy will be implemented
Brown University is implementing a change to its graduate school application that will allow applicants to “self-identify” as persons of color. Multiple efforts by The College Fix to clarify the details of this change were ignored by campus officials.
The policy comes as a result of complaints made by graduate students on the Graduate School advisory board that international and Asian American students are not treated as members of historically underrepresented groups by the university, according to The Brown Daily Herald.…
Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance in Brain
Researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
According to a recent Pew Research Center study, 46 percent of Americans say they could not live without their smartphones. While this sentiment is clearly hyperbole, more and more people are becoming increasingly dependent on smartphones and other portable electronic devices for news, information, games, and even the occasional phone call.
Along with a growing concern that young people, in particular, may be spending too much time staring into their phones instead of interacting with others, come questions as to the immediate effects on the brain and the possible long-term consequences of such habits.
Tampa serial killer caught – Seminole Heights slayings: Man, 24, faces four counts of murder
One of the most intense dragnets in city history ended Tuesday with a tip to a police officer sitting in a McDonald’s doing her paperwork.
The investigation raced from there. A 24-year-old man was taken in for questioning. Crime tape went up. Officers descended on the Ybor City fast food joint, then a family home in Sulphur Springs. Television cameras stood watch. So did residents, wondering what it all meant. Anxious relatives of the victims waited for the news: Was an arrest finally at hand?
That night, Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan told the city that the six-week hunt for the Seminole Heights serial killer was over.
Howell Emanuel Donaldson III was arrested on four counts of first-degree murder. He is accused of shooting and killing three men and one woman as they made their way along their own neighborhood streets.
Do Scientific Tests Support Claims That This Jerusalem Church Holds the Tomb of Jesus?
Scholars long have wondered if the site in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre is indeed the tomb of Jesus Christ as identified by the Romans about 1,700 years ago.
As first reported by National Geographic, scientific test results given to the magazine appear to back up the claims that the remains of a limestone cave enshrined in the church are part of the tomb where Jesus’ body was believed to have been placed.
“It’s corroborating what the historical accounts are telling us,” Kristin Romey, archaeology editor for National Geographic, told CBN News….
Teachers forced to attend ‘LGGBDTTTIQQAAPP’ training session
3-D Printing DNA: Hacking Life’s Code and Creating New Organisms
How Bursts of Ultrasound Can Be Used to Flip Switches in the Brain
It sounds like the beginning of a Stephen King novel: a protagonist bolts up in bed, his unsuspecting brain picking up ultrasound waves crashing in the air. These waves have the power to fry his delicate neural tissue—instead, they silently spark his neurons into action. Horrified, the man watches his arms pull back the sheets, as if controlled by an amorphous puppeteer.
Using extrasensory sound waves to alter someone’s actions sounds like a classic sci-fi trope. Yet last week, at the Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington, DC, two teams of scientists presented proof-of-concept data showing that acoustic mind control may be possible.
In both macaque monkeys and sheep, the teams delivered ultrasonic waves across the skull to a brain region the size of a single rice grain. Shockingly, the sound waves interacted with the electrical hum of neurons in the brain, increasing their activity.
By focusing the waves on brain regions that control the eyes or the legs, the scientists could pingpong monkeys’ gazes and move sheeps’ hind legs….
Alien life? Bacteria ‘that had not been there’ found on ISS hull, Russian cosmonaut says..
Shkaplerov, an ISS expedition flight engineer who will take his third trip to the ISS in December as part of the Expedition 54 crew, said that scientists found living bacteria while they were taking samples from the surface of the station. Speaking to TASS, he said that the microorganisms might have come from outer space….
Louisville girl, 11, crashes truck into home because she wanted ‘to kill people’
Police in Louisville, Ky., said an 11-year-old girl who drove a truck into a family’s home Friday told authorities she “wanted to kill people,” WDRB reported.
“(The officer) couldn’t believe what she said. He was like, ‘excuse me?’ And she said, ‘I wanted to kill people.’ And he said ‘I’m sorry, what did you say?’ And she said, ‘I wanted to kill people,’” Joshua Pate, the homeowner, told the station….
Massive Nuclear Disaster In Russia Poisons Europe
Reports of the elevated radiation levels over Western Europe raised alarms, but nuclear safety authorities in France and Germany said there was no threat to human health or to the environment — an assurance repeated on Tuesday by Moscow.
The Russian state weather service Roshydromet said it had found what the Russian news media described as “extremely high pollution” at two monitoring facilities within a 62-mile radius of the Mayak nuclear reprocessing and isotope production plant.
A weather station in the town of Argayash recorded ruthenium 106 levels that were 986 times higher than a month earlier, the state weather agency said. A second station at Novogorny detected levels 440 times higher. Ruthenium 106, which does not occur naturally and has a half-life of about a year, is used for medical purposes.
For weeks, Russian officials had denied the French and German accusations. Citing the results of its own air monitoring on European territory, Moscow pointed to high radiation levels over Romania, Italy and Ukraine, insisting that there had been only a negligible presence of ruthenium 106 on Russian territory.
On Tuesday, even after the Russian agency acknowledged the radiation spike in the Urals, Maxim Yakovenko, the head of Roshydromet, said in a statement that higher levels of contamination had been detected in Romania than in Russia. “The published data is not sufficient to establish the location of the pollution source,” he said….
N.Korea says new ICBM test proves U.S. mainland within range of nuclear weapons
* Kim Jong Un declares North Korea a nuclear power
* New Hwasong-15 missile can reach all U.S. – N.Korea
* Missile lands in Japan exclusive economic zone
* Russia and China both express concern
North Korea said it successfully tested a powerful new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Wednesday that put the entire U.S. mainland within range of its nuclear weapons.
North Korea’s first missile test since mid-September came a week after U.S. President Donald Trump put North Korea back on a U.S. list of countries it says support terrorism, allowing it to impose more sanctions.
North Korea, which also conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test in September, has tested dozens of ballistic missiles under its leader, Kim Jong Un, in defiance of international sanctions. The latest was the highest and longest any North Korean missile had flown, landing in the sea near Japan….
Drone-satellite hybrid could soon hover high within Earth’s atmosphere
The High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS) will fly at an altitude similar to conventional aircraft, but operate more like satellites, according to a statement from the agency. The unmanned aircraft will not actually work from space but will remain high within Earth’s atmosphere, monitoring the territory below.
The British optician kidnapped and killed last month in Nigeria died in a hail of bullets after singing the hymn “Amazing Grace” to lift the spirits of his fellow hostages, two of them said.
Ian Squire, 57, was killed instantly by shots fired by one of four gang members who abducted him and three other aid workers from their clinic in the country’s lawless southern Delta region on 13 October, the U.K.’s Telegraph newspaper reports….
David Donovan said: “We asked if [Ian] could play a song or sing a hymn. He said the only thing he could do without chord sheets was ‘Amazing Grace.’
“So we sang that together. And at the end of it, three of us were sitting on the mattress, and Ian was standing up. And as he was standing up, we heard two single shots and then a salvo. Ian died instantly….
Matthew 24-christians persecuted
If someone secretly installed software on your computer that recorded every single keystroke that you made, would you be alarmed? Of course you would be, and that is essentially what is taking place on more than 400 of the most popular websites on the entire internet. For a long time we have known that nothing that we do on the internet is private, but this new revelation is deeply, deeply disturbing. In my novel entitled The Beginning Of The End, I attempted to portray the “Big Brother” surveillance grid that is constantly evolving all around us, but even I didn’t know that things were quite this bad. According to an article that was just published by Ars Technica, when you visit the websites that have installed this secret surveillance code, it is like someday is literally “looking over your shoulder”….
Arab Emirates Bring Pagan War Goddess to UN
The same multinational group that recreated the Palmyra Victory Arch and sent it on a world tour has now recreated a statue of Athena, the Greek goddess of war, for an exhibit in the United Nations, an organization that claims to be working towards world peace but which one rabbi likens to modern-day paganism.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) officially inaugurated the Digital Archaeology Exhibition, “The Spirit in the Stone”, at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York City last Thursday. The UAE, the Italian mission to the UN, and the Institute of Digital Archaeology (IDA) cooperated in re-creating a statue of the Greek goddess Athena for the exhibit.
Today, at the @UN Headquarters in New York, we unveiled a historic artefact from Palmyra that was revived using advanced technology after being destroyed by extremists. This artefact would have been lost forever if not for the efforts of the UAE in saving humanity’s shared past pic.twitter.com/2q9WJAORyi
— Omar Sultan AlOlama (@OmarSAlolama) November 22, 2017
The original Athena statue stood in Palmyra, Syria, until it was destroyed by ISIS in 2015. The UAE announcement described the goddess as “synonymous with reason, refuge and the rule of law, all of the same values on which that historic institution was built,” but the statue depicts Athena in her classic pose grasping a spear, belying her prominent role as the Greek goddess of war….
SHOCK VIDEO: Students undergo ‘disturbing sensory experiences’ to drive out prejudice
Some San Diego State University students are undergoing what organizers acknowledge is a “disturbing” series of “sensory experiences” in an attempt to drive out students’ prejudicial tendencies and help make them less oppressive.
The annual workshop, “Journey to a Shared Humanity,” is described on the university’s website as a way for organizers to get students to “step outside their comfort zone and into the shoes of those who are struggling with oppressive circumstances.”…
Obama to meet with world leaders
Former President Barack Obama will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an upcoming trip abroad.
Obama will visit China and India before making a stop in Paris, according to a spokesperson for the former president. Obama will speak at various summits in the three countries he visits.
The Times of India last week reported that Obama would be in India’s capital city of New Delhi on Dec. 1 for an Obama Foundation event, which the spokesperson confirmed in a statement….