Friday, June 17, 2016
EGYPT SAYS IT HAS FOUND PLANE WRECKAGE OF EGYPTAIR IN THE MEDITERRANEAN.
EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)
ISIS 'kill list' includes names of 151 Canadians-[CBC]-June 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
There are 151 Canadians about to get an uncomfortable phone call from police.It may go something like this: "It's probably nothing, but … your name appears to be on an ISIS kill list."Imagine getting that call. Imagine being the constable assigned to make it.CBC has obtained a copy of the list, which contains the names, and email and physical addresses of some 8,300 people around the globe. It's hard to tell what unites them.The Canadian names are mostly of women, from predominantly small centres in Canada, although there are some from large cities, too.Names not hand-picked-There are lots of theories as to how the names got on the list. What seems clear is they weren't hand-picked. These don't appear to be people targeted for who they are or what they have said or done. It doesn't even seem like the names were entered manually. Some appear multiple times.In analyzing the Canadian data, CBC has learned that most email addresses (71 per cent) appear to have been hacked at some point, either in an old LinkedIn hack or one from Myspace or Adobe. It is possible the information from those hacks was simply pushed around from group to group. Some of the information may exist in the public domain.The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) says it first uncovered the list on pro-ISIS accounts from social media platforms like Telegram.MEMRI's Elliot Zwig says the first call was to police."It's a large list, it would be difficult to follow through on them, but it's something that we've shared with law enforcement and they're taking seriously and presumably are proceeding upon," he said. "We know the right places to go, the right accounts to link up with, the right people to contact, the right forums to be present in, it came to us, it wasn't something that was overly difficult to find."'We want them dead'-The entity behind the list is called the United Cyber Caliphate. It's a sort of umbrella group for pro-ISIS hackers. It has a history of defacing websites and acting like a type of IT resource for ISIS supporters.United Cyber Caliphate and others have been busy building and releasing these lists. In the past four months, nine "kill lists" have surfaced. Sometimes, as was the case with a release of 3,600 names of New York residents in April, the hacking group publishes a bizarre accompanying graphic. That one included the phrases, "we want them dead" and "the most important citizens of New York."Civilians aren't the typical targets of these lists. Pro-ISIS hacking groups have previously targeted U.S. drone operators or transit police or government employees.This seems far more random.'Duty to inform'-There is no indication anyone on any of these lists has ever been harmed, but if they have had that call from police, they have most assuredly had a moment of pause. Various police agencies in Canada have confirmed to CBC that they are in the process of informing everyone on the list of what is going on. There is a "duty to inform." It takes time and resources and distracts from other investigations police need to be conducting.And that suits these pro-ISIS groups just fine.To keep people on edge, and police on the run, is exactly what they want to do.A spokesman told CBC News the RCMP is aware of the list and is working with domestic and international law enforcement partners to assess the information and notify Canadians on the list. "Because of the sensitive nature of this matter, we will not be providing further comment," Harold Pfleiderer said. "We have no information indicating that this threat is linked to the terrorist attack that occurred earlier this week in Florida."The CBC respects the privacy and safety of those named on the list, and will not publish their names.
CIA chief: IS working to send operatives to the West-[The Canadian Press]-Deb Riechmann, The Associated Press-June 16, 2016-YAHOONEWS
WASHINGTON - CIA Director John Brennan told Congress on Thursday that the Islamic State remains "formidable" and "resilient," is training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks on the West and will rely more on guerrilla-style tactics to compensate for its territorial losses in the Middle East.Giving the Senate intelligence committee an update on the threat from extremists, Brennan said IS has been working to build an apparatus to direct and inspire attacks against its foreign enemies, as in the recent attacks in Paris and Brussels — ones the CIA believes were directed by IS leaders."ISIL has a large cadre of Western fighters who could potentially serve as operatives for attacks in the West," Brennan said, using another acronym for the group. He said IS probably is working to smuggle them into countries, perhaps among refugee flows or through legitimate means of travel.Brennan also noted the group's call for followers to conduct so-called lone-wolf attacks in their home countries. He called the attack in Orlando a "heinous act of wanton violence" and an "assault on the values of openness and tolerance" that define the United States as a nation.Brennan said the CIA is sharing intelligence with the FBI to help identify potential lone-wolf attackers, but the CIA's responsibility is to gather information about operations overseas.He said IS is gradually cultivating its various branches into an interconnected network. The branch in Libya is likely the most advanced and most dangerous, but IS is trying to increase its influence in Africa and to plot attacks in the region and in Europe, Brennan said. The IS branch in the Sinai has become the "most active and capable terrorist group in all of Egypt," attacking the Egyptian military and government targets in addition to foreigners and tourists, such as the downing of a Russian passenger jet last October.Other branches have struggled to gain traction, Brennan said. "The Yemen branch, for instance, has been riven with factionalism. And the Afghanistan-Pakistan branch has struggled to maintain its cohesion, in part because of competition with the Taliban."He said the U.S.-led coalition has made progress combating the group, which has had to surrender large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria and has lost some of its leaders in airstrikes. IS has struggled to replenish its ranks of fighters, Brennan said, because fewer of them are travelling to Syria and others have defected."The group appears to be a long way from realizing the vision that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, its leader, laid out when he declared the caliphate two years ago in Mosul," Iraq, Brennan said.He said the group's ability to raise money has also been curtailed, although the group still continues to generate at least tens of millions of dollars in revenue each month, mostly from taxation and from sales of crude oil."Unfortunately, despite all our progress against ISIL on the battlefield and in the financial realm, our efforts have not reduced the group's terrorism capability and global reach," he said."In fact, as the pressure mounts on ISIL, we judge that it will intensify its global terror campaign to maintain its dominance of the global terrorism agenda."Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., committee chairman, said there has been much public discussion about progress the U.S.-led coalition has made to contain the group's geographic reach, to degrade its finance and media operations and to remove its fighters from the battlefield. But he said the militant group's "global battlefield now includes the United States and we cannot stand idly by.""Now is not a time to pay lip service to these threats," Burr said. "The sooner we as a nation realize that there is only one path for us to take at this juncture, the sooner we will destroy ISIL and ensure the continued safety of our nation."
Russia says 48-hour truce reached in Syria's Aleppo-[The Canadian Press]-Bassem Mroue, The Associated Press-June 16, 2016-YAHOONEWS
BEIRUT - The Russian Defence Ministry said a 48-hour cessation of hostilities has been declared in the divided northern Syrian city of Aleppo and activists reported a relative calm in Syria's largest city on Thursday.In past months, Aleppo has witnessed fierce fighting and bombardment, which has claimed the lives of hundreds of people on both sides of the contested city.Russia said the truce went into effect after midnight Wednesday. Several similar truces have been declared in the city in recent months.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the city was calm early Thursday but that government warplanes later bombarded several rebel-held neighbourhoods in Aleppo.The Observatory said that since the latest round of violence began on April 22, 627 people have been killed and some 2,900 wounded. It said the dead included 124 minors under the age of 18.Rebels seized part of Aleppo from forces loyal to President Bashar Assad in 2012. Assad's forces, backed by Russian airstrikes, have nearly encircled rebel-held parts of the city in recent months.Aleppo-based activist Baraa al-Halaby said opposition fighters in the city — once Syria's commercial centre — were not informed about the truce. He said that although there is a truce, government forces as well as Russian and Syrian warplanes have been targeting the Castello road that links rebel-held areas with the rest of the country, preventing people from leaving."This is a joke," al-Halaby said by telephone, speaking of the alleged cease-fire. "The Castello road has been bombarded with barrel bombs for the past 12 hours."Jan Egeland, who is leading the U.N. Syria envoy's effort to get humanitarian aid into the country, called the truce a "confidence-building measure" and a key step toward possibly getting convoys into Aleppo "where it has been impossible to do humanitarian work in many areas for too long.""The fighting has gotten worse. The bombing is worse. The protection needs of the civilian population are being trampled upon across the Syrian map," he told reporters in Geneva, referring to the overall security situation in Syria."It is then very positive that a truce for 48 hours was declared today in Aleppo — Aleppo city — we need more of this and we need it in Aleppo and we need it elsewhere because we are acutely aware that the access we have now can end tomorrow," Egeland added.Humanitarian aid organization Mercy Corps said there has been "a significant decrease in violence, although there have been minor infringements" since the cease-fire went into effect."Mercy Corps is deeply appreciative of any opportunity to deliver life-saving aid safely and for the people of Syria to have relief from the seemingly endless violence of this conflict," said Xavier Tissier, North Syria director for Mercy Corps."However, a scant 48 hours is not enough time to ensure that the hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in east Aleppo have the food and other essentials they need," he said. "Incredibly short, one-off windows cannot be considered a serious attempt at permitting humanitarian access. We need permanent, sustained, unfettered access that the people of Aleppo can depend on."Near Aleppo, fighting continued between members of the Islamic State group and the U.S.-backed predominantly Kurdish Syria Democratic Forces near the IS stronghold of Manbij.The U.S. Central Command said that as of Monday, the Syrian Arab Coalition, which is part of the SDF, completed the first phase of their operation to free the town of Manbij by securing the territory surrounding the IS-held town."After clearing Daesh from this area they are now ready for the second phase to liberate the city itself," the CENTCOM statement said, using an Arabic acronym to refer to IS. It added that since the operation against IS in Manbij began in late May, the U.S.-led coalition has conducted more than 190 airstrikes in the vicinity of Manbij.____Associated Press writers Jamey Keaten in Geneva and Vladimir Isachenkov in Moscow contributed to this report.
Egypt says flight data recorder of doomed plane recovered-[Associated Press]-MAGGIE MICHAEL-June 17, 2016-YAHOONEWS
CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian investigation committee said the flight data recorder of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month killing all 66 people on board was recovered early Friday from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, one day after the plane's cockpit voice recorder was also retrieved.The announcement came two days after officials said they had found the wreckage of the Airbus A320 and had started mapping its debris on the seabed.The latest findings raise hopes that investigators will be finally able to determine the cause of the crash and whether the plane broke apart in the air, or stayed intact until it struck the water.The EgyptAir Airbus A320 was flying to Cairo from Paris when it crashed on May 19 between the Greek island of Crete and the Egyptian coast.The wreckage was believed to be at a depth of about 3,000 meters (9,800 feet). Previously, search crews found only small floating pieces of debris and some human remains.On Friday, the committee said in a statement that the vessel John Lethbridge, contracted by the Egyptian government to search for the plane wreckage, pulled the data recorder out of the sea in stages. It added that it managed to "successfully retrieve" the memory unit of the recorder which is the "most important" component.While the statement didn't elaborate on the condition of the recorder, but it implied that the memory unit had been safely recovered.The two units, the so-called black boxes, are tucked into the plane's tail.The committee said that the data will be downloaded and analyzed once it arrives from the port city of Alexandria, where they will be transferred from the site of the crash.Earlier in the day an official in the committee said that the investigators had already started analyzing the cockpit voice recorder after it arrived in Cairo overnight. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media.
Second flight recorder retrieved from crashed EgyptAir flight-[Reuters]-June 17, 2016-YAHOONEWS
CAIRO (Reuters) - A second flight recorder has been retrieved from the crashed EgyptAir flight MS804, containing data from aircraft systems which could shed light on what brought the plane down last month, Egyptian investigators said on Friday.An Egyptian committee investigating the crash into the eastern Mediterranean Sea made the announcement a day after search teams found the cockpit voice recorder in a breakthrough for investigators seeking to explain what caused the plane to go down, killing all 66 people on board.The Airbus A320 crashed early on May 19 on its way from Paris to Cairo. The two blackbox recorders are crucial to explaining what went wrong.The Egyptian investigation committee said preparations were under way to transfer the two flight recorders to Alexandria where they will be received by an official from the general prosecutor's office and investigators.No group has claimed responsibility for bringing down the plane, but investigation sources have said that it was too early to rule out any causes, including terrorism.If intact, the cockpit recorder should reveal pilot conversations and any cockpit alarms, as well as other clues such as engine noise. But crash experts say it may provide only limited insight into what caused the crash, especially if the crew was confused or unable to diagnose any faults.For that, the second black box containing data from the aircraft systems is needed.The crash is the third blow since October to Egypt's travel industry, which is still suffering from the 2011 uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.A Russian plane crashed in the Sinai Peninsula last October, killing all 224 people on board in an attack claimed by Islamic State. In March, an EgyptAir plane was hijacked by a man wearing a fake suicide belt. No one was hurt.(Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Alison Williams and Dominic Evans)
Egypt says it has found plane wreckage-[The Canadian Press]-Maggie Michael, The Associated Press-June 15, 2016-yahoonews
CAIRO - Egypt on Wednesday said that it spotted and obtained images from the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board, according to a statement by the country's investigation committee.The committee said that the vessel John Lethbridge, which was contracted by the Egyptian government to join the search for the plane debris and flight data recorders, "had identified several main locations of the wreckage." It added that it obtained images of the wreckage located between the Greek island of Crete and the Egyptian coast.The next step, the committee said, will be drawing a map showing the wreckage location.The 75-meter (82.05-yard)-long survey vessel is equipped with sonar and other equipment capable of detecting wreckage at depths up to 6,000 feet (1,830 metres).The EgyptAir Airbus A320 en route to Cairo from Paris had been cruising normally in clear skies on an overnight flight on May 19. The radar showed that the doomed aircraft turned 90 degrees left, then a full 360 degrees to the right, plummeting from 38,000 feet (11,582 metres) to 15,000 feet (4,572 metres) before disappearing at about 10,000 feet (3,048 metres).Leaked flight data indicated a sensor detected smoke in a lavatory and a fault in two of the plane's cockpit windows in the final moments of the flight.The cause of the crash still has not been determined. Ships and planes from Egypt, Greece, France, the United States and other nations have been searching the Mediterranean Sea north of the Egyptian port of Alexandria for the jet's voice and flight data recorders, as well as more bodies and parts of the aircraft.Since the crash began, only small pieces of wreckage and human remains have been recovered in a search that has been narrowed down to five-kilometre (three-mile) area of the Mediterranean.Egypt's civil aviation minister Sherif Fathi has said he believes terrorism is a more likely explanation than equipment failure or some other catastrophic event. But no hard evidence has emerged on the cause, and no militant group has claimed to have downed the jet.Wednesday's announcement came nearly two weeks after the French ship Laplace detected black box signals from the missing plane.Locator pings emitted by flight data and cockpit voice recorders can be picked up from deep underwater. The Laplace is equipped with three detectors designed to pick up those signals, which in the case of the EgyptAir plane are believed to be at a depth of some 3,000 metres (9,842 feet). By comparison, the wreckage of the Titanic is lying at a depth of some 3,800 metres (12,500 feet).Ten days later, Egyptian investigators said that time is running out in the search for the black boxes. They said on Sunday that nearly two weeks remain before the batteries of the flight's data and cockpit voice recorders expire and they stop emitting signals.If retrieved, the boxes could reveal whether a mechanical fault, a hijacking or a bomb caused the disaster. The voice recorder should contain a record of the last 30 minutes in the cockpit, and is equipped to detect even loud breathing. The data recorder would contain technical information on the engines, wings and cabin pressure. Investigators hope the black boxes will offer clues as to why there was no distress call.Finding them without the signals is possible but more difficult.Last October, a Russian airliner crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula shortly after taking off from the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, killing all 224 people on board. A local affiliate of the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for downing the aircraft just hours after the crash. In November, Russia said an explosive device brought down the aircraft.The two disasters have unsettled authorities at the Cairo airport, where false alarms or bomb threats have caused lengthy delays to flights and at least one cancellation last week.Security has also been considerably tightened at Egypt's 20-plus airports since the Russian plane crash, with passengers now subjected to roughly the same security measures in force at major international airports.
FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS
7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
Wildfires in California, New Mexico trigger evacuations-[Reuters]-By Brendan O'Brien-June 17, 2016-YAHOONEWS
(Reuters) - Firefighters worked into early Friday morning to try to contain a growing wildfire in coastal Southern California and a larger blaze in rural New Mexico as hot weather fed flames that triggered hundreds of evacuations.The Sherpa Fire in California grew to about 1,400 acres (560 hectares) overnight after forcing authorities to evacuate 400 homes and businesses and to close part of the 101 Freeway, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office and fire information center InciWeb.About 1,200 firefighters were trying to keep the fire from exploding out of control as airplane tankers and helicopters dropped water, according to officials and online videos.The blaze, which ignited on Wednesday in a wilderness area northwest of Santa Barbara, has consumed chaparral and tall grass in the Los Padres National Forest, according to InciWeb.Because of the fire, officials said they had closed two state beaches and some ranch land, forcing out campers and horses.Southeast of Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Dog Head Fire, which broke out on Tuesday about 6 miles (10 km) northwest of the town of Tajique, has also forced evacuations and grown to about 16,000 acres (6,500 hectares) overnight.Governor Susana Martinez declared a state of emergency and ordered the state's National Guard to be prepared to assist if needed, according to a statement from her office.The fire destroyed 24 homes and 21 other structures, InciWeb said.The blaze has burned through timber in central New Mexico, pushing heavy smoke toward cities more than 100 miles (160 km) away as flames spread through a largely unpopulated area, state fire information officer Peter D'Aquanni said in a phone interview on Thursday.D'Aquanni said winds could shift the flames to the east as more than 600 firefighters tackle the blaze.Torrance County Sheriff Heath White said on Thursday that his office was evacuating about 200 people.The National Weather Service on Friday predicted dry, windy and hot weather for the region through next week, which could lead to more wildfires.The weather service issued excessive heat warnings for areas in the U.S. Southwest, including California, Nevada and Arizona and New Mexico. Its forecast office in Phoenix predicted temperatures as high as 119 degrees Fahrenheit (48.3 Celsius) in the coming days, which would exceed record highs.(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)
Born from the ashes: Fort McMurray family returns home, with new baby in tow-[CBC]-June 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
When mother Stacey Greeley was 38 weeks pregnant, she and her husband were evacuated from Fort McMurray.But now the family has returned home, along with their new addition.Greeley, originally from Queen's Cove, Newfoundland, and her husband Derrick were evacuated from the Alberta community during the wildfire.They didn't have time to pack up the newborn's items, so they left with nothing and drove to nearby Cold Lake to be with family.When they got there, the donations started to roll in."I guess word got out of me being there, we ended up with four car seats, strollers, boxes and boxes of clothes. It was unreal what Cold Lake did for us," said Greeley."It's a small town, so it's kind of like Newfoundland, actually."As if waiting until everything was ready for him, Deegan William Raymond Greeley was born on June 1 — 10 days late.It wasn't long after that people started to return to Fort McMurray, including the Greeleys, whose home was safe from the fires but in need of baby preparation."Smoke levels were pretty high in the basement, but my husband and his father came back early and scrubbed out the basement [...] had environmentalist come in and make sure all the air was good for our little one to come back."Now, the family is settling back into their home and are giving away those donated items from Cold Lake to another family in Fort McMurray.And how is Deegan liking Fort Mac? "Oh he loves it. So much easier, [because] I had everything ready," said Greeley."Now I'm not living out of boxes anymore."
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
2 TIMOTHY 4:3-4
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Dying MP's gender-neutral national anthem bill passes third reading in Commons-[The Canadian Press]-The Canadian Press-June 16, 2016-YAHOONEWS
OTTAWA - Ailing Liberal MP Mauril Belanger was in the House of Commons Wednesday as his private member's bill to render O Canada more gender neutral cleared one final hurdle.The legislation still requires the approval of the Senate, however, which means Belanger — who was diagnosed last November with Lou Gehrig's disease — may not live to see it become law.Bill C-210, which would change the second line of the anthem from "true patriot love, in all thy sons command" to "in all of us command," passed third and final reading in the Commons by a margin of 225-74.As the vote began, Liberal MPs stood and applauded Belanger, who sat in the House in his wheelchair. Many flashed him a thumbs-up sign, his trademark gesture, as their votes were registered.When it was done, the entire House broke into an impromptu rendition of O Canada, as well as a rousing standing ovation.The anthem change has been a Belanger cause for years, but took on far greater urgency in recent months after it was confirmed he has an incurable, fatal, neurodegenerative condition also known as ALS.Belanger ran and easily won election for a seventh time in October, but found he was having difficulty speaking during the final weeks of the long campaign. He went public with his condition at the end of November, saying he would drop out of the race to be Speaker of the Commons, a position he had long coveted.Belanger's disease is a particularly aggressive version of ALS — a fact made plain by the alarming rate at which his condition appeared to erode.By January, when he introduced his bill, he had lost his ability to speak, and so needed a voice generator to convert text into computerized speech — the first use of such technology in the Commons.In March, he was named honorary Speaker. He shuffled down the corridors of the Centre Block using a walker. He had to be helped into the chair. He presided using a tablet and, at one point, mopped tears from his eyes.In early May, he used the iPad again to open second reading of his bill. He seemed noticeably thinner. His collar was loose to accommodate a tube inserted in his throat to help him breathe and keep his lungs clear of fluid.The Conservatives opposed the bill on the grounds that important pieces of the national heritage shouldn't be trifled with. If they are changed, it should be with broad consent of Canadians, they argued.However, a number of Tory MPs — Gerry Ritz, Peter Kent, Michelle Rempel and Candice Bergen, among others — voted to support the legislation.Belanger has said the change would actually return the anthem closer to the original "thou dost in us command" — wording that was changed to "all thy sons" in 1913, presumably to honour men in the armed forces at the approach of the First World War.Since then, Belanger said, women have won the right to vote, to run for office and to die in combat as members of the military and the anthem should not slight half the population.The Conservatives tried to resurrect "thou dost in us command" in the 2010 speech from the throne, only to face strong public opposition. They dropped the idea.
New bill would allow border guards to collect biographic data on those leaving Canada-[CBC]-June 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
The federal government has announced proposed changes to the Customs Act that would allow border guards to collect biographic information from everyone leaving Canada.The move will help implement the final stages of the entry-exit agreement Canada signed under a joint border initiative with the U.S. in 2011.The legislation proposed by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, titled "An Act to amend the Customs Act," is one of three public safety bills the Liberal government plans to introduce this week. A bill on pre-clearance for people crossing the border is expected tomorrow."Today we have introduced draft amendments to the Customs Act to allow the collection of basic exit information when anyone leaves our country. It might come as a surprise to a great many Canadians that this doesn't happen already," Goodale told reporters in Ottawa Wednesday.The Canada Border Services Agency currently collects biographical information from everyone entering Canada, but Goodale said the government does not have a reliable way to track when and where a person leaves Canada. This bill will close the gap, he said.The minister explained that the biographical information collected would not go beyond what Canadians would find on the second page of their passport: full name, nationality, date of birth, gender and issuing authority of the passport."Having this data will allow us to better respond to Amber Alerts, for example, on missing children," Goodale said. "It will help us deal with human trafficking. It will help us deal better with illegal travel by terrorist fighters, it will help John McCallum deal with immigration proceedings and visa applications and it will help us ensure the integrity of Canadian social programs."Canadians who were required to be a resident of Canada to access benefits, for example, will no longer be able to "defraud taxpayers" by not meeting the residency requirement, Goodale said. The measure would mean a savings of "several tens of millions of dollars a year, perhaps more," he said.The measures would also help save money currently being spent by immigration enforcement officials who are wasting time trying to track down people who have already left the country.Goodale also said that the bill would also introduce a number of "technical amendments" to the act that would allow the government to better crack down on smuggling.The minister said that while the new measures would increase security for Canada, it would not "impede the flow of people and goods across the border."Building on D.C. commitments-Goodale said no data will be collected from people leaving Canada by air, because the passenger manifests for each aircraft would serve the same purpose.The move to collect basic information from travellers also builds on a commitment Canada made to the U.S. during the state visit to Washington to deepen co-operation along the shared border. The changes would also bring Canada into line with the practices already employed by Canada's Five Eyes intelligence allies: the U.S., United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.Government House leader Dominic LeBlanc also served notice today that he will propose new legislation to create an all-party committee on national security.That bill, titled "An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts," could be tabled as early as Thursday.The Liberals campaigned on a promise to create a committee tasked with overseeing all of Canada's national security agencies.
Trump's new Obama claims thrust him into uncharted territory-[The Canadian Press]-Julie Pace And Jill Colvin, The Associated Press-June 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's latest accusation against President Barack Obama — that he's putting U.S. enemies ahead of America's own people — is thrusting him into uncharted territory for the presidential candidate of any major political party.Trump spent the first days following the Orlando nightclub massacre hinting Obama was sympathizing with or even supporting terrorists. Some of those times he said he was repeating what "many people" believe — one of the presumptive Republican nominee's favourite ways to sprinkle conspiracy theories into the presidential campaign.By Wednesday, Trump abandoned the innuendo and embraced a more pointed accusation against Obama."Media fell all over themselves criticizing what Donald Trump 'may have insinuated about @POTUS.' But he's right," Trump posted on Twitter. The message included a link to a story by Breitbart News, a Trump-friendly website, that claimed to have proof the Obama administration backed a terror group in Iraq.Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said the candidate was retweeting a message from another Twitter user. Still, it was an effort by the GOP's White House pick to explicitly link the sitting Democratic president with those seeking to harm Americans, just days after 49 people were killed and dozens more wounded in Florida."Trump's comments regarding the president crossed every line," John Weaver, the senior strategist for Ohio Gov. John Kasich's failed Republican presidential campaign, wrote on Twitter. He cast Trump as a "peddler of lies, fantasies and half-baked conspiracy theories."For years, Trump has been the most high-profile proponent of the "birther" movement that falsely claims Obama is a Muslim who was born outside the United States, when in fact he is a Christian born in Hawaii. The businessman has also floated debunked conspiracy theories about former rival Ted Cruz's father being involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and Hillary Clinton playing a role in the death of former White House aide Vince Foster.For Republican officials already struggling with whether to fully embrace him, Trump's willingness to engage in stories usually limited to supermarket tabloids is only making their options more complicated."I don't go for these conspiracy theories and the "birtherism" nonsense," said Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa. The congressman, who has not endorsed Trump, said that while it's fair to criticize aspects of Obama's approach to combatting terrorism, "I part company with those then who want to get into these conspiracy theories."In a statement to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Trump said Obama "continues to prioritize our enemy over our allies, and for that matter, the American people."Clinton, who will face Trump in the November election, quickly challenged Republicans to either "stand up to their presumptive nominee" or "stand by his accusation about our president."Trump's suggestions about Obama come as the president takes a more active role in the White House race. In a blistering speech Tuesday, Obama said Trump was a "dangerous" threat to national security and was putting America's religious freedoms at risk by calling for a temporary ban on foreign-born Muslims entering the U.S.But the White House has avoided commenting on Trump's attempts to link Obama to terrorism, calling the matter "small."Trump has offered no verifiable information to back up his assertions. His theory was not supported by the document cited in the report he linked to Wednesday — a secret 2012 Defence Intelligence Agency analysis. The Breitbart story, citing that document, suggested that the United States was in league with al-Qaida in Iraq, the precursor to the Islamic State.Instead, the document states generally what was widely known at the time — that "the West, Gulf countries, and Turkey support the opposition" to the government of Syrian leader Bashar Assad.The U.S. backs several anti-Assad rebel groups but does not include al-Qaida in any negotiations or material or financial support, even as it fights Assad's government. Whether the U.S. co-operated with figures from that group is not addressed in the document.Trump did not mention the report or his broader accusations during a rally Wednesday in Atlanta. But some of those in the crowd said they were on board with the candidate's assertions."I think he's dead on the money," said Brad Butler, a 45-year-old Trump supporter from Dallas, Georgia. "So this is Islamic terror and this is his religion. Why would he (Obama) be mad at it?"Diane Gurganus, 70, from Jefferson, Georgia, said she, too, believed Obama was a Muslim whose religious beliefs were affecting the way he has responded to Islamic State militants and the Orlando attacks."It's like his agenda is to destroy America in everything he's done," she said.___Colvin reported from Atlanta. AP writers Erica Werner and Eileen Sullivan in Washington contributed to this report.___Follow Julie Pace at http://twitter.com/jpaceDC and Jill Colvin at http://twitter.com/colvinj
Sanders, Clinton meet for nearly two hours after she wins final primary-YAHOONEWS-Liz Goodwin-Senior National Affairs Reporter-June 14, 2016
Hillary Clinton and her top advisers met with Sen. Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane Sanders, on Tuesday evening shortly after Clinton was projected the landslide winner of the final Democratic primary in Washington, D.C.The meeting at a D.C. hotel lasted nearly two hours and marked the first time the candidates have met face to face in months. Neither candidate spoke to the press after their conclave ended, but the pair had agreed to discuss the end of the Democratic race and Sanders’ desire to change the Democratic Party.The Clinton and Sanders campaigns released nearly identical, carefully worded statements after the meeting, saying both candidates had congratulated each other on their campaigns and had a “positive” discussion. Both camps said they talked about the “dangerous threat Donald Trump poses to the nation.” The Clinton camp said the pair discussed “uniting the party,” while Sanders’ statement omitted that phrasing. The candidates agreed to work to develop a “progressive agenda” for the party platform in July, Sanders’ statement said, while the Clinton campaign called it their “shared agenda.”Sanders has at times vowed to “fight” all the way to the Democratic convention in July, but Clinton has said she expects that they will go into the convention united.Clinton became the presumptive Democratic nominee early last week, but Sanders has not yet endorsed her or conceded his own bid. The Vermont senator faces mounting pressure to step down and throw his support behind her. (In 2008, Clinton had already conceded at this point in the race to now-President Barack Obama.)-Sanders is clearly already starting down that road. Sanders’ campaign announced to supporters Tuesday that he will make an important video announcement Thursday night from his hometown of Burlington. The senator has also stopped saying he wants to convince superdelegates to flip from supporting Clinton to supporting him. And he declined to hold a rally Tuesday night, even though he has held them on other election nights.But the candidate is still not going down without a fight. In a feisty news conference earlier Tuesday, Sanders reiterated that he wants to fundamentally transform the Democratic Party, and called for a replacement of the Democratic National Committee’s “leadership,” presumably meaning chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. (He has already endorsed the congresswoman’s primary opponent in Florida.)-“I do believe that we have to replace the current Democratic National Committee leadership,” Sanders said. He also called for “the most progressive platform” ever at the convention in July.Sanders has vowed to take his progressive ideals to the convention, but it’s unclear how many of his goals — which include changing the Democratic nomination process by eliminating superdelegates and allowing independents to vote in Democratic primaries in every state — he can achieve.“He has every right to express his opinion — he got a lot of votes!” said former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a Clinton supporter and a former chair of the DNC. “That doesn’t mean he has to get his way there.” Sanders has some leverage in making his demands. Clinton will count on Sanders to rally his supporters — especially younger voters, who she has had trouble attracting in the Democratic primaries — to vote for her.No matter what happens at the convention, Sanders will be a key figure in the progressive movement going forward. The senator has amassed a valuable email list of supporters who have already donated millions of dollars to Sanders-backed candidates. “Bernie Sanders will be a powerful force in the Democratic Party over the next five or 10 years if he chooses to be, because he can raise money and he can support progressive candidates,” Rendell said.
OZONE DEPLETION JUDGEMENT ON THE EARTH DUE TO SIN
26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold,(7X OR 7-DEGREES HOTTER) as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people,(ISRAEL) and healeth the stroke of their wound.
27 Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened,(DAY LIGHT HOURS SHORTENED) there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake (ISRAELS SAKE) those days shall be shortened (Daylight hours shortened)(THE ASTEROID HITS EARTH HERE)
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.
8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
Dangerous triple-digit heat to challenge records in southwestern US this weekend-By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist-June 15, 2016; 6:17 AM ET
Heat will build to dangerous and record-challenging levels in much of the southwestern United States toward this weekend and into early next week.Temperatures will climb well past 100 F in parts of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona with the worst days of heat likely from Saturday to Tuesday.However, the heat will not stop there."A truly historic heat wave is likely to bring intense and all-time (late 1800s to present day) record-challenging heat to a large part of the Southwest this weekend into next week," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Ken Clark said.While the summer months can be unbearable in terms of heat in the Southwest, temperatures will climb to 10-20 F above average for the middle of June during the upcoming pattern."The core of the heat will be centered on Arizona, where portions of the state, including Phoenix, could approach their highest temperature on record for any calendar day," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said.Temperatures may not only reach levels not felt in the past several years but could challenge the highest mark on record in some cases."The all-time record high in Phoenix is 122 set on June 26, 1990," Pydynowski said.Temperatures are likely to top 113 in Las Vegas and 117 in Palm Springs, California, which would be the highest mark since late June 2013, when temperatures reached 117 and 122, respectively."The highest temperature on record in the United States during the month of June is 129 in Death Valley, California, on June 30, 2013," AccuWeather Meteorologist Ryan Adamson said. "That record could be in jeopardy this weekend and early next week."Death Valley, California, could touch 130 early next week. Death Valley has only reached that mark once since records have been kept. On July 10, 1913, the temperature reached 134, which is the highest on record for any calendar day at the site and happens to be the world record high temperature.During the peak of the heat, temperatures will climb into the 90s in Los Angeles. However, portions of the Inland Empire will climb past 100 and will challenge record highs.AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures will be several degrees higher than the actual temperature.The heat will have thousands flocking to Southern California beaches for relief, where temperatures will be significantly lower and patchy low clouds are likely.The buildup of heat will make it dangerous for strenuous outdoor activities during the midday and afternoon hours.People traveling through the region should make sure their vehicle can operate safely in the extreme temperatures.Motorists traveling on area highways will need to reduce their speed to minimize the chance of the engine over-heating or a tire-related failure. Driving at night might be a safer option.Heat-related delays are possible at area airports. Extreme heat can negatively affect the performance of aircraft during takeoff and low-altitude ascent.The extreme heat and associated low humidity will raise the risk of wildfire ignition and expansion.It is possible the extreme heat will continue in part of the Southwest well into next week.If you will be traveling in the region, be sure to carry plenty of water in case of a vehicular failure. Those who must work in the extreme conditions should regularly consume non-alcoholic fluids to avoid the risk of dehydration, hyperthermia and heat stroke.
Image of Saturn’s icy ring gone-awry has NASA baffled-[The Daily Buzz]-Elianna Lev-June 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
NASA is baffled by an image sent back from its Cassini space probe, which reveals an unidentified object creating a large disruption on Saturn’s F ring.That’s the outermost discrete ring of the planet’s expansive icy rings, and lies just below the main disk.The Weather Network describes it as frequently sporting “strange patterns and structures, such as braids, clumps, ripples and jets.”In early April, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured something big and strange along this particular thin ring.A time-lapse animation of the mysterious blip shows the passage of three of Saturn’s moons, followed by the large disruption in the F ring. It appears to be around 700 km long, and roughly 100 km wide, or as The Weather Network describes it, the size of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, end to end, with a bit of room to spare.According to NASA, the disruption was likely created by “the interaction of a small object embedded in the ring itself and material in the core of the ring.”“Scientists sometimes refer to these features as ‘jets’,” they explain on their website..“Because these bodies are small and embedded in the F ring itself, they are difficult to spot at the resolution available to NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Instead, their handiwork reveals their presence, and scientists use the Cassini spacecraft to study these stealthy sculptors of the F ring.”
Kerry tours Arctic Circle to see climate change impact-[Matthew Lee, The Associated Press]-June 16, 2016-YAHOONEWS
NY-ALESUND, Norway - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday visited Norway's extreme north, viewing areas where climate change has melted ice and opened new sea lanes.Trailed by staff and journalists in small Zodiac-type inflatable boats, Kerry and Norway's foreign minister motored in an Arctic scientific vessel from a research station in Ny-Alesund, the world's northernmost civilian settlement. The short cruise took Kerry and his delegation across the iceberg strewn Kongsifjorden (King's Bay Fjord), where puffins and other Arctic birds skirted the waters, to the Blomstrand Glacier.The glacier has receded significantly in the past 25 years to 30 years, with summer temperatures that can now be 8 degrees and 11 degrees higher than they once were, according to Jan-Gunnar Winther, the director of the Norwegian Polar Institute, who guided Kerry and Foreign Minister Borge Brende."It's stunning," Kerry told reporters from aboard the vessel as it idled in front of the massive ice wall. "This is the centre of change within the centre of change."As America's top diplomat, Kerry has made the health of oceans and combating the effects of climate change a priority, and he will host an international conference on oceans in September, the third such event he has organized since taking office in 2013."We're not on the pace we need to be" to reverse the effects of climate change, Kerry said. He called for renewed efforts to move away from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy."Even where there is awareness, the steps that people are taking are not big enough fast enough," Kerry said. "So, we have a huge distance to travel."Kerry was a champion of the global change agreement reached in December in Paris that seeks to hold the temperature change to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), although he said ideally the world would agree to less than 2 degrees."If we move more rapidly to the various other clean energies that already exist, we hope to be able to meet what we need to preserve a level of temperature increase that's supportable, survivable," he said. "We'll get there hopefully."After the visit to Norway's portion of the Arctic Circle, Kerry planned to see icecaps in Greenland after a stop in Copenhagen. Both trips were intended to highlight his concern about climate change and oceans ahead of the September conference.The ice-loss-driven opening of the Arctic Ocean has led to competition among several nations for its resources and access to newly available sea lanes for commercial maritime trade. U.S. officials say both Russia and China are preparing to exploit those possibilities and that the United States should take note.On his brief visit to the glacier, Kerry did not address those issues and seemed more impressed by the beauty of the bluish ice."It's stunning," Kerry said. "The power of nature and the importance of our respecting it."He then pulled out a smartphone to take pictures of the Blomstrand Glacier as his boat turned to head back to the research station.
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