Tuesday, September 13, 2016
CLINTON ONLY HAS PNUEMONIA NO OTHER STUFF WRONG WITH HER---LIAR CLINTON AID.EU JOINT DEFENCE FOCUSES ON SOUTH.
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 DIVSION REGION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.( BE HEAD OF 3 NATIONS)
25 And he (EU PRESIDENT) shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.(3 1/2 YRS)
23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king (EU DICTATOR) of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences,(FROM THE OCCULT-NEW AGE MOVEMENT) shall stand up.
24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power:(SATANS POWER) and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes;(JESUS) but he shall be broken without hand.
36 And the king (EU DICTATOR) shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers,(THIS EU DICTATOR IS JEWISH) nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.(CLAIM TO BE GOD)
38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces:(WAR) and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god,(DESTROY TERROR GROUPS) whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many,(HIS ARMY LEADERS) and shall divide the land for gain.
19 And I saw the beast,(EU LEADER) and the kings of the earth, and their armies,(UNITED NATIONS TROOPS) gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse,(JESUS) and against his army.(THE RAPTURED CHRISTIANS)
France and Germany propose EU 'defence union' By Andrew Rettman-SEPT 12,16-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 09:27-Germany and France have drawn up plans for closer EU defence cooperation, including a new military HQ and swifter deployment of overseas missions.The ideas were outlined by the two countries’ defence ministers, Ursula Von der Leyen and Jean-Yves Le Drian, in a six-page paper sent to the EU foreign service on Sunday (11 September) and seen by German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung and French daily Le Figaro.The Franco-German paper says, according to Le Figaro, that “in the context of a deteriorating security environment … it is high time to reinforce our solidarity and European defence capabilities in order to more effectively protect the citizens and borders of Europe”.The UK had in the past opposed steps toward the creation of an EU army or duplication of Nato structures.But the Franco-German paper says that “taking into account the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU, we have to henceforth act as 27 [member states]”.The paper says EU military missions, such as the Sophia anti-migrant smuggler operation or the Atalanta anti-pirate mission, should in future be commanded out of a joint military HQ instead of rotational command by EU states.It says EU states should create a new command centre for coordinating medical assistance, a logistics centre for sharing “strategic” assets, such as air-lift capacities, and should share satellite reconnaissance data.It adds that the Eurocorps in Strasbourg, an existing military club between Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy and Poland, could in future help the EU Council to plan missions in order to speed up deployment.It says EU “tactical groups”, also knows as “battle groups” - joint battalions created by small groups of EU states - should be made operationally ready.It calls for a single EU budget for military research and for joint procurement of air-lift, satellite, cyber-defence assets and surveillance drones, in a programme to be coordinated by the European Defence Agency, an EU offshoot in Brussels.It also says the EU should foster a European esprit de corps by creating a new military academy or by having European courses at national military schools.-Core group-The paper notes that a core group of EU countries could go ahead on the basis articles 42 and 46 of the EU treaty on “permanent structured cooperation”, but that the project would be open to all EU states.Speaking in Vilnius last Thursday, Germany’s Von der Leyen compared the plan to the EU’s free travel Schengen zone."It's time to move forward to a European defence union, which is basically a 'Schengen of defence’,” she said, according to the Reuters news agency, adding: "That is what the Americans expect us to do”.“When we have threats that are surrounding us, we all know no country by its own will be able to manage that. But we together, we Europeans, we are very strong if we improve our capabilities as Europeans,” she said.A French defence ministry source told the AFP news agency the idea was to avoid “substituting it [joint EU defence] for national defence bodies which remain, by definition, the key to the security of EU member states”.French sources also said the plan should be implemented by “2017 to 2018”.-Same hymn sheet-The Franco-German initiative was reportedly cooked up between Von der Leyen and Le Drian in the margins of the Nato summit in Warsaw in July and is to be discussed at an EU summit, which will take place without the UK, in Bratislava on Friday.The European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, is also expected to call for deeper EU military cooperation in a speech in Strasbourg on Wednesday.The ideas are likely to win support in eastern EU countries, such as the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia, but could pose problems for neutral EU states, such as Ireland, as well as for others, such as The Netherlands, who do not believe that people in post-Brexit Europe want to make new leaps in integration.Meanwhile, France and Germany earlier in August already put forward a blueprint for EU internal security cooperation, including an EU border guard force and better intelligence sharing on terrorist suspects.
EU joint defence to focus on south By Andrew Rettman and Aleksandra Eriksson-SEPT 12,16-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 20:54-EU military missions should in future be commanded out an EU military HQ with joint EU medical and logistical support, according to Franco-German proposals.The two countries put forward their ideas in a six-page paper, seen by EUobserver, on Sunday (11 September).They said the leap forward would amount to the creation of a real common security policy, “an instrument created by the Lisbon Treaty that has not been used until today”.But EU countries who are wary of Russia might be disappointed by the paper’s focus on the EU’s southern neighbourhood.France and Germany said that the creation of “a permanent HQ for the military and civilian missions and operations of the EU … [is] an objective for the medium-term”.They said the EU should also have its own medical and logistical HQs, with “strategic” assets, such as air-lift capacity, and should have its own budget lines for military operations and R&D.The paper recognised that its proposals could prove controversial at a time when EU states are wondering whether to react to Brexit with less or more integration.It said the “political responsibility for defence lies in the first place with member states”, but that their initiative could create “greater efficiency”.But it said that “taking into account the fact that the United Kingdom has decided to leave the European Union, we must henceforth act at 27” because “the credibility of the entire European Union” is at stake.The paper added that a core group of EU states could launch the new security policy, and hinted that members of Eurocorps, an intergovernmental military club in Strasbourg that is composed of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and Poland, could be in the vanguard.In one suggestion, it also declared the political intention to create “an authentically European esprit de corps” by joint training of military officers.The paper spoke of other projects, such as making EU “tactical groups” ready to go into action, sharing military satellite imagery, and joint procurement of high-end technology, such as surveillance drones.EU tactical groups, formerly called “battlegroups”, are put together by small sets of EU states. Their soldiers train together and are meant to be posted overseas if a crisis erupts, but have never been used, in part, because member states were never keen to foot the financial bill.-Southern focus-For countries such as the Baltic states and Poland, who see Russia as their main threat, the paper devoted its attention to crisis management missions in the EU’s southern neighbourhood, however.France and Germany said they drafted it in the context of the recent Islamic State-linked terrorist attacks in Belgium, France, and Germany.They spoke of military assistance to states in “key zones … where our common security is at stake”, but mentioned only the Mediterranean region and former French colonies in western and central Africa.They gave as examples of model EU missions its operations in the sea near Libya and Somalia, in Mali and in Central African Republic, and they mentioned EU territorial integrity only in the context of military support for an EU coast guard and border guard force in order to help manage the migration crisis.The paper did not mention Russia or Ukraine, which has been calling for EU peace monitors and military assistance for two years.But Poland, on Monday, welcomed the draft.Its EU affairs minister, Konrad Szymanski, said: “There’s a broad agreement that we should go forward on security and defence - the diving line being the shopping list”.He added that EU defence coordination is not the same thing as an “EU army”, but he said that when the 27 EU leaders, minus the UK, meet in Bratislava on Friday, “I have no doubt that steps will be taken toward greater EU defence”.-Brexit opening-An EU source said the departure of the UK, which had opposed EU military integration, had created a “new situation”, but that “we are just at the beginning of the process” and that talks could go on for “years to come”.The contact added that the Czech Republic, Italy, Finland, Hungary, and the Netherlands also supported the Franco-German ideas, while France was “definitely at the forefront” of the initiative.But the source, who came from an EU state with a large defence industry, said some capitals might not like joint procurement for fear of losing their arms exports edge.
Germany, France seek stronger EU defense after Brexit: document-[Reuters]-By Gabriela Baczynska and Robin Emmott-September 12, 2016-YAHOONEWS
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany and France have outlined plans to deepen European military cooperation, a document showed on Monday, as Britain's exit from the European Union removes one of the biggest obstacles to stronger EU defense in tandem with NATO.In potentially the biggest leap in European defense since the 1990s, Berlin and Paris are laying out ways for the bloc to rapidly deploy forces, with security cooperation emerging as a unifying force for Europe after Britain's shock vote to leave.European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is set to add to the momentum in his annual State of the Union address on Wednesday by calling for an end to the isolated way in which EU militaries work.EU leaders will discuss defense cooperation at a summit without Britain on Friday in the Slovak capital Bratislava and could take decisions at the end of this year.German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will discuss closer military ties with his counterparts from the Baltic states in Riga on Tuesday, while German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen will raise the issue during a meeting with her Norwegian counterpart in Bodoe, Norway, on Wednesday.In a policy document seen by Reuters, Germany and France, the EU's two remaining military powers, have made a detailed list of proposals, including a joint and permanent EU command headquarters for its civilian and military missions.Such a move falls well short of a European army, but would mark a step in the EU's ambitions in areas from disaster relief to peacekeeping. It could help revive the EU battle groups that have been operational since 2007 but have never been used.Berlin and Paris said they also sought a strengthening of the Eurocorps, a joint military group of some EU and NATO states, allowing it to play a bigger role in EU operations.The decision to relaunch closer military cooperation, which was first tried by Britain and France in 1998, goes beyond Britain's decision to leave the EU, diplomats say. No European nation has the resources alone to confront failing states on Europe's borders, Islamist militants or a resurgent Russia.The joint paper floats the idea of setting up the EU's own medical resources, joint land, air and sea transport capabilities to complement the bloc's missions and enhancing common training among officers across the 27 states.France and Germany, as well as senior EU defense officials, are also keen to work with the U.S-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which counts 22 of the EU's 28 members. "We ... recognize that a stronger and more capable European defense will also lead to a stronger NATO," the document read.-"STRATEGIC AUTONOMY"-The paper appears timed to complement efforts in Brussels led by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to show that the bloc is reacting to citizens' concerns about security in the wake of attacks in European cities this year and to show that the EU remains relevant despite Brexit.Britain and France are Europe's leading military powers. Britain is also one of only a small handful of NATO allies to meet the NATO objective of spending more than 2 percent of its national output on defense. Britain had long been skeptical of expanding EU military missions, wanting to avoid duplication with NATO.In a separate EU document seen by Reuters, Mogherini calls on European governments to build "strategic autonomy", suggesting independence from the United States. She urges "permanent structured cooperation" allowing some EU armies to work together when some countries do not wish to."This is about coalitions of the willing," said a senior EU defense official. "There is no better time to try this."Mogherini, Berlin and Paris want EU governments to consider better financing for the bloc's missions and operations.They would like to see a defense research program in the EU budget for the first time, starting with the next common budget for 2021-27. France and Germany proposed starting with setting aside 90 million euros to that end already in 2017-2019.While that is dwarfed by the United States' multi-billion-dollar military research budget, it could help prevent the EU from falling behind in the military arena or having to rely on countries such as South Korea and Israel for hardware.One idea under discussion is a European investment fund for defense, which would allow EU governments who pay into it to also borrow so as to ensure that funds are available for joint defense programs. These range from new helicopters to drones.The fund, which could start on a small scale in 2017, could be backed by the European Investment Bank to finance projects.(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Gareth Jones and Alison Williams)
UK's next EU commissioner 'highly motivated' By Nikolaj Nielsen-SEPT 12,16-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 09:27-Britain's designated EU commissioner for security Julian King says he is "highly motivated" for the job.In a letter sent to the European parliament ahead of a grilling from MEPs on Monday (12 September), King said his big priorities for the security portfolio would be "to strengthen our defences against terrorism and organised crime, and to build our resilience".He was appointed to the post following the departure of EU financial services commissioner Jonathan Hill in the wake of the June UK referendum to exit the EU.EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker created and gave the new security portfolio to King in early August in a move that surprised some given the UK opt-out on EU justice and home affairs laws.The EU parliament, in its list of questions to King, did not ask anything related to the eventual departure.The commission presented its broad internal security policy last April and set aside some €4 billion up until 2020 to implement its strategy.It includes everything from cutting terrorist access to finance to cybersecurity and information sharing among EU national authorities.King, a former UK ambassador to France, said he also wanted to implement existing instruments "to the full" including the controversial sharing of airline passenger details.The EU passenger name records (PNR) agreement has been billed by defenders as a tool to crack down on foreign fighters and criminals.The agreement has been heavily promoted by France.Bernard Cazeneuve, France's interior minister, personally lobbied EU lawmakers in the lead up to the agreement's adoption in April.Cazeneuve also pushed the issue in a joint internal security strategy published with his German counterpart, Thomas de Maiziere, in late August.Both men want the agreement up and running in each member state. They also want data collected for all flights taken inside Europe.But last week, the advocate-general of the European Court of Justice said a similar agreement with Canada violated people's fundamental rights to privacy.The non-binding opinion is likely to factor into the Court's final verdict, which may then bear wider import on the EU's own PNR system.The German-Franco bid also calls for an EU-wide identification management system and a greater ease of access to data hosted by Internet service providers.
CHINA AND KINGS OF THE EAST MARCH TO ISRAEL 2ND WAVE OF WW3 (200 MILLION MAN ARMY)
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates;(WERE WW3 STARTS IN IRAQ OR SYRIA OR TURKEY) and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.(THE TURKEY ATATURK DAM ON THE EUPHRATES CAN BE SHUT AND DRIED UP ALREADY BY TURKEY)
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon,(SATAN) and out of the mouth of the beast,(WORLD DICTATOR) and out of the mouth of the false prophet.(FALSE POPE)
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.(WERE 2 BILLION DIE FROM NUKE WAR)
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.(ITS AT THIS TIME I BELIEVE WHEN AMERICA GETS NUKED BY RUSSIA ON THE WAY TO THE MIDEAST)
DANIEL 11:44 (2ND WAVE OF WW3)
44 But tidings out of the east(CHINA) and out of the north(RUSSIA, MUSLIMS WHATS LEFT FROM WAVE 1) shall trouble him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.( 1/3RD OF EARTHS POPULATION)
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.(WORLDWIDE WAR)(TURKEY-IRAQ-SYRIA)(EUPHRATES RIVER CONSISTS OF 760 MILES IN TURKEY,440 MILES IN SYRIA AND 660 MILES IN IRAQ)
15 And the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels were loosed,(WORLDWIDE WAR) which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(1/3 Earths Population die in WW 3 2ND WAVE-2 billion)
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand:(200 MILLION MAN ARMY FROM CHINA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST) and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
China, Russia launch South China Sea naval war games-[Associated Press]-CHRISTOPHER BODEEN-September 12, 2016-YAHOONEWS
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese and Russian navies launched eight days of war games in the South China Sea on Monday, in a sign of growing cooperation between their armed forces against the backdrop of regional territorial disputes.The "Joint Sea-2016" maneuvers include ships, submarines, ship-borne helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, along with marines and amphibious armored vehicles who will conduct live-firing exercises, according to a Defense Ministry statement Sunday.Tasks will include defensive and rescue drills, anti-submarine exercises and the simulated seizure of an enemy island by marines from both sides.The exercise is part of an annual program which "aims to consolidate and advance the Sino-Russian comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination, and deepen friendly and practical cooperation between the two militaries," Chinese navy spokesman Liang Yang was quoted as saying."It will also improve coordination between the two navies on joint defense operations at sea," Liang said.China's South Sea Fleet will make up the bulk of the forces, along with some elements from the North and East Sea fleets, Liang said.The ministry didn't say exactly where the drills would be held in the South China Sea, the site of heated territorial disputes between China and its Southeast Asian neighbors. However, the official Xinhua News Agency said the Russian ships arrived early Monday in the Guangdong province port of Zhanjiang and the exercises would be held off the Guangdong coast, apparently in waters that are not in dispute.Joint Chinese-Russian drills have become increasingly common in recent years — this week's exercises are the fifth between the two navies since 2012 — with the countries joined in their mutual suspicion of the U.S. and its allies.Russia has been the only major country to speak out on China's behalf in its demand that the U.S. and other countries stay out of such arguments. That came as an arbitration panel in The Hague, Netherlands, issued a ruling invalidating China's claims to virtually the entire South China Sea, a result that Beijing angrily rejected as null and void.Following the ruling, China vowed to continue developing man-made islands in the disputed Spratly island group and said it would conduct regular aerial patrols over the strategically vital sea through which passes an estimated $5 trillion in trade each year.While China says the drills do not envision specific enemies or target any third parties, their location in the South China Sea has drawn criticism.During a visit to China last month, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Scott Swift, said "There are other places those exercises could have been conducted." He described them as part of a series of actions "that are not increasing the stability within the region."Xinhua rejected such sentiments in a commentary Monday, saying those viewing the exercises as threatening were "either ill-informed ... or misled by their prejudice about China and Russia.""A logical guess is that, for those who have bought the sensational claim regarding the drill, they probably only see words like 'island seizing' and 'South Sea Fleet' and start to imagine a war in the South China Sea," Xinhua said, blaming sensationalistic Western media reports that it did not further identify.State Department spokesman John Kirby said Monday that the U.S. did not view the exercises as a threat. He told reporters that as long as the exercises were not threatening or provocative and were conducted in accordance with international law, "there's nothing that precludes them from doing that."Russian news outlets said 18 ships, 21 aircraft and more than 250 marines from both sides would take part in the drills. The ships include destroyers, cruisers, a Russian battleship, amphibious warfare ships and supply vessels.However, Xinhua said the Russian component would include three surface ships, two supply ships, two helicopters, 96 marines, and amphibious armored equipment.China's navy would contribute 10 ships, including destroyers, frigates, amphibious ships, supply vessels and submarines, along with 11 fixed-wing aircraft, eight helicopters, 160 marines and amphibious armor, it said.____Associated Press writer Matthew Pennington in Washington contributed to this report.
From bricks to smuggled wigs: China's border trade with North Korea-[Reuters]-By Sue-Lin Wong-September 12, 2016-YAHOONEWS
DANDONG, China (Reuters) - China's main border post with reclusive North Korea was packed with trucks carrying everything from bricks to exhaust pipes on Monday, as it re-opened for business for the first time since Pyongyang angered the world with its fifth nuclear test.China, North Korea's most important diplomatic ally, condemned the test - the North's largest nuclear explosion to date - but has been ambivalent about whether it will support further sanctions against its impoverished neighbor.In Dandong, though which about three-quarters of the country's trade with North Korea flows, some truck drivers said routine checks had been stepped up since Friday's test, although others said it was pretty much business as usual."I bring across all kinds of things, products for ordinary people," said a truck driver who gave his family name as Wang, hauling a cargo of vehicle exhaust pipes. "Business hasn't been bad, we're pretty busy."Wang was among the Chinese drivers waiting to cross the narrow "Friendship Bridge" across the Yalu River into North Korea as it re-opened to traffic following the weekend and the North's National Day holiday on Friday.Trucks loaded with wooden frames, construction materials, steel, aluminum, rubber, machinery, bricks and even small bulldozers queued in line at the single-lane border checkpoint.China has signed up to tough UN sanctions on North Korea designed to stymie its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, but has long been wary of cutting off trade completely lest it harm ordinary North Koreans and precipitate a collapse of its neighbor.Driver Ying Ren, 54, said everything taken across the Dandong border would be inspected."They check us for everything, they can even tell if we have two bottles of beer. They don't care if we have beer, but they can tell that we have it," he said."After they imposed sanctions goods like chemicals were banned from being taken across because they might be used for the nuclear bomb."-BANNED GOODS-Current U.N. sanctions target luxury goods and materials that could be used for North Korea's banned nuclear and ballistic missile programs. They also aim to restrict the North's access to hard currency to fund those programs.Another driver, also surnamed Wang, said border checks appeared slower after the latest nuclear test."The checks really stepped up after the sanctions were introduced earlier this year," he said, referring to a further round of sanctions approved after North Korea's fourth nuclear test in January."Now they check when we load the trucks and they check again when we go through customs. They give me a list so I can see that they know everything I have on board. But trade in goods for ordinary people will continue indefinitely. How can it not? We don't want North Korean refugees flooding into China."While South Korea and the United States are pushing for further sanctions after Friday's latest test, backed by Britain and France, the remaining veto powers on the U.N. Security Council, China and Russia, have been less clear.Much of the economic development that has raised living standards for ordinary North Koreans in recent years is derived from cheap, Chinese imports sold in semi-legal private markets that have sprung up around the country.Even Western nations are reluctant to impose sanctions that interfere with this day-to-day trade, say analysts, because they hope the emergence of a growing consumer class in North Korea will ultimately undermine leader Kim Jong-un's government.Driver Liang Hengshun said he preferred not to linger in North Korea."They're a very closed society, we aren't allowed to use our phones, we can't listen to the radio, they'll take away anything that isn't written in Korean script like Chinese newspapers in our trucks," he said.Smuggling was still quite common, he added, although much of it had more to do with turning a profit than beating sanctions."The tour buses smuggle in wigs, eyelash extensions, small things like that won't be caught," Liang said."If you want to buy a wig through formal channels it costs 1,000 yuan ($150) or so, but if you get one of these black market ones it'll only be 2-300 yuan and the driver is happy because he can make some money too," he said."We don't usually smuggle those kinds of things on our big trucks, we leave that for the tour buses."(Reporting by Sue-Lin Wong in Dandong, China; Additional reporting by James Pearson in Seoul; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Alex Richardson)
Tspiras hopes 'Club Med' to soften EU austerity-By Aleksandra Eriksson-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, 9. Sep, 09:28-Leaders of France, Italy, Portugal, Malta and Cyprus are gathering in Athens on Friday (9 September) for an “EU-Med” mini-summit, which Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras hopes will promote a left-wing answer to Europe’s multiple crises at next week’s Bratislava summit.Tsipras said he hoped the meeting would help give weight to Europe's southern states, which were worst hit by Europe's many problems.”We [the Mediterranean countries] are in the eye of the storm of the refugee crisis, the security crisis and terrorism, and the economic crisis. Today we have a north which accumulates surpluses and a south that suffers heavy deficits. There is no European convergence when such disparities exist,” Tspiras told Le Monde in an interview published on Thursday.The Bratislava meeting is supposed to be a show of unity after the UK’s vote to leave the EU.But Tspiras hopes that the southern gathering will help to prevent that discussions on the EU's future are monopolised by the Visegrad group of Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia, who have said their proposal will be to roll back some of the EU’s powers, notably in the field of migration.The Greek PM also wants to form a counterweight to Germany, and its belt-tightening agenda for the EU.He said that the EU’s stability and growth pact was ”not the Gospel”, did not work in practice, and should be reviewed so that EU countries can create growth.Senior German lawmakers already warned against a stronger role for what they call the ”Club Med” in the EU."I am deeply concerned that the southern EU countries will jointly form a strong coalition of reform-unwilling redistributors, threatening the financial stability in Europe,” German conservative MEP Markus Ferber told Die Welt.The MEP said a strong and stable union was more essential than ever following the Brexit vote."After Britain's departure, the 'Club Med' will have a blocking minority that can prevent all kinds of laws in Brussels that it does not like," Ferber said.Germany's EU commissioner Guenther Oettinger was also worried about the Athens meeting."It would not be good if the divide deepened between EU member countries with big budget problems ... and those with minimal fiscal issues," he told the Passauer Neue Presse.Part of Tsipras’ anti-austerity push will be to gather support for his country’s debt relief demands.Also on Friday, eurozone ministers will examine Greece’s economic situation. Creditors, including the International Monetary Fund, say Greece will never manage to pay back its €328 billion, but Berlin has refused to open debt relief discussions before the German elections in 2017.
Clouds of uncertainty gather around Energy East Pipeline development-[The Canadian Press]-September 12, 2016-YAHOONEWS
CALGARY — Doubts are growing over the fate of the Energy East Pipeline after members of the National Energy Board panel examining the project resigned, leaving questions over how the review will proceed.Analyst Dirk Lever of AltaCorp Capital in Calgary said Monday the pipeline regulatory process has become so "murky" and "messy" due to political pressure that it's difficult to say whether any pipeline approval can be assured."I think everyone just wants to see some clarity on it," he said. "Certainly from industry, they just want to know what they have to do."On Friday, the National Energy Board announced that the three people overseeing the review of Energy East were stepping down following complaints that two of them met last year with former Quebec premier Jean Charest, a consultant for developer TransCanada at the time, to discuss the pipeline.The regulator also said board chairman Peter Watson and vice-chairwoman Lyne Mercier will not be involved in choosing members of the new panel in order to avoid "an apprehension of bias."NEB spokeswoman Sarah Kiley said Monday a temporary chairperson will select members of the new panel, who will decide whether the review will resume in Montreal from where it left off or start all over. The hearings began last month in Saint John, N.B."It's very much dependent on when the new panel is appointed and, of course, they will have a number of decisions to make in front of them, so they will have to revisit the decisions made by the previous panel," Kiley said.The NEB is still aiming to have a decision on the $15.7-billion Energy East pipeline project by March 18, 2018, she added."However, our key goal as always is to have a meaningful and thorough review so if we need to ask for more time that's certainly something we'll consider."TransCanada, the proponent behind Energy East, has said it remains committed to the project. Spokesman Tim Duboyce said construction would begin shortly after approval, with the goal of shipping oil in 2021.When the project was proposed to potential shippers in 2013, TransCanada anticipated oil would start flowing in 2017.In a report released Monday, credit rating agency DBRS said Canada has just enough pipeline capacity now to handle current production but it will experience a "takeaway gap" of 1.5 million barrels per day by 2030 if production growth meets forecasts.Report author Ram Vadali said the NEB resignations represent a new hurdle for pipeline projects but he believes they will eventually be approved, if only because their benefits to the economy are numerous."It is possible. The framework is in place," he said. "It's just how long will these discussions take place? We're optimistic, cautiously optimistic, that these temporary stoppages will be overcome."Not everyone shares those views, however.On Monday, Scotiabank analyst Robert Hope said already poor prospects of the development seeing the light of day have worsened.In a note to clients, Hope said he thinks the chance the project will be built has fallen to 25 per cent from 33 per cent, adding that he believes fervent opposition in Montreal makes it politically unpalatable for the federal Liberals to approve it because that may endanger the 33 seats they gained in Quebec during the 2015 election.The 4,500-kilometre pipeline would ship about 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to Eastern Canada refineries and a marine terminal in Saint John, N.B.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Dan Healing, The Canadian Press.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said Robert Hope was an analyst with CIBC.
Brazil ratifies Paris deal; joins top polluters U.S., China-[By Leonardo Goy and Marcelo Teixeira]-September 12, 2016-YAHOONEWS
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil, one of the world's largest emitters of heat-trapping gases, on Monday ratified the Paris agreement to fight global warming, joining top polluters United States and China and bringing the deal closer to implementation.Brazil's President Michel Temer signed the ratification in Brasilia following approval by both houses of Congress. U.S. and China had ratified the deal on September 3.With Brazil's ratification, the Paris climate agreement comes closer to the requirements to enter into force. It needs ratification by at least 55 parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change representing at least 55 percent of global emissions.The U.N. said that by September 7 it had 27 ratifications amounting to 39 percent of global emissions. Brazil accounts for around 10 to 12 percent of global carbon pollution.Temer, who took over the presidency permanently last month after predecessor Dilma Rousseff was removed from office on charges of breaking budget laws, said Brazil's support for the climate deal has not changed with the new government.With its ratification, Brazil reinforced its commitment to cut carbon emissions by 37 percent by 2025 and 43 percent by 2030, compared to 2005.The Paris deal aims to limit average temperature rises to 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels. The agreement also calls for countries to do their best to try to limit that rise to 1.5 degrees.Climate experts said Brazil now needs to work on a plan to fulfill its pledges.Carlos Rittl, who leads a network of environmental organizations called Climate Observatory, said the government should include the climate agenda in its economic planning.He criticized the recent focus on oil reserves development, saying renewables such as wind and solar power would help generate many more jobs at a time of high unemployment as Brazil is immersed in its deepest recession in generations.The Climate Observatory published last week a study saying Brazil's pledges to the conference could be more challenging. It urged the government to increase its ambitions by quickly adjusting its Paris goals.(Reporting by Leonardo Goy and Marcelo Teixeira; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
Hydro rebates may not go far enough, says Downtown Mission-[CBC]-September 12, 2016-YAHOONEWS
Plans to eliminate Ontario's portion of the HST from hydro bills will help small businesses, but it won't do much for places like the Downtown Mission.The provincial government announced plans in Tuesday's throne speech to provide rebates for urban and residential residents as well as businesses to reduce hydro costs.Those reductions will be helpful for small businesses that are often struggling to keep their doors open, say business representatives in the Windsor region. But the savings might be minimal for places like the Mission, which already receives rebates on the tax portion of their electricity rates."I'm not sure if it's going to help us at all," said Ron Dunn, executive director at the Mission. "We would like to see a portion of the cost off the actual bill."More reductions needed-Eliminating Ontario's portion of the HST will be a big help small businesses, but this is just one small step in the right direction, according to the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce."Often times businesses run at margins of between five and 15 per cent, so it could be the difference of being profitable and not profitable in some circumstances," said Chamber president Matt Marchand.Chamber members have been lobbying to lower the province's hydro rates. An eight-per-cent reduction is just the start, Marchand explained."We're going to keep pushing for the cost of electricity and the entire cost of doing business in Ontario to drop to a competitive level," he said. Some clients at the Downtown Mission will see the benefits of eliminating a portion of the HST, but most people using the Mission's facilities have their hydro included in their rent.Any hydro reduction will largely benefit landlords, not the clients who are struggling to pay their rent, Dunn explained."Wouldn't it be great if some landlords stepped up and offered some reduction in rent?" Dunn said. "I think I know what landlords will say to that, but there's always hope."
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)
Tropical Storm Ian forms southeast of Bermuda: NHC-[Reuters]-September 12, 2016-YAHOONEWS
(Reuters) - Ian, the ninth tropical storm of the season, has formed over the Atlantic and is located about 1,140 miles (1,840 km) southeast of Bermuda, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.The system, packed with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km/h), is moving toward the northwest and could strengthen beginning Tuesday night, the Miami-based weather forecaster said.(Reporting by Apeksha Nair and Vijaykumar Vedala in Bengaluru)
16 When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine, which shall be for their destruction, and which I will send to destroy you: and I will increase the famine upon you, and will break your staff of bread:
5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.(A DAYS WAGES FOR A LOAF OF BREAD)
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Northern Ontario communities spend more than half of income on food:Report-[The Canadian Press]-September 12, 2016-YAHOONEWS
TORONTO — A new report suggests people living in remote northern Ontario communities spend more than half their income on food to meet basic nutritional needs.The report from Food Secure Canada looked at the cost of certain food items in three northern Ontario reserves — Moose Factory, Fort Albany and Attawapiskat — located in the Mushkegowuk territory, along the James Bay Coast.It found on-reserve households in Fort Albany must spend at least 50 per cent of their median monthly income to buy food for a basic nutritious diet. The report said a "reasonable assumption" suggests Attawapiskat and Moose Factory must do so as well."For households that live on fixed incomes, spending more than half of their monthly income on food leaves little for other basic needs and does not allow for unexpected monthly costs," the report said. "When forced to choose, people pay for fixed expenses first, and food becomes a ‘flexible’ element of the household budget, despite the centrality of food to ensuring long-term health and well being."The report said such households often need to make choices about kind and amount of food they can buy, and opt for poor quality food that is filling and cheaper but less nutritious.The report also compares food prices in the northern communities to comparable purchases in southern Ontario.It says the average cost of a food basket for a family of four for a month in the northern community of Attawapiskat in June 2015 was $1,909, compared to $847 in Toronto.Food Secure Canada says that's despite the fact that Attawapiskat is serviced by the federal government's Nutrition North Canada program, intended to make healthy perishable food more affordable in northern communities.A food basket in Fort Albany was $1,831.76, and $1,639.42 in Moose Factory.Food Secure Canada called on federal and provincial governments to make access to nutritionally adequate and culturally appropriate food a basic human right in Canada."We are living hand to mouth," Gigi Veeraraghavan, a community health worker and one of the report authors said in a release. "The subsidy, as we experience it in Fort Albany, has not made it possible for the average family to eat well, let alone afford basic things like diapers and toilet paper."NDP MP Charlie Angus, whose riding includes the three reserves studied in the report, said the findings don't surprise him."We have families going hungry all the time in the north, people who can't afford to put basic food on the table," he said in an interview. "We have in Canada a first world economy and we have a fourth world, and the fourth world is in the north, where children are not able to get fed. Where it's cheaper to feed your children pop and chips because you can't afford to give them nutritional vegetables and fruits."Angus added that the Nutrition North program is "broken.""We've heard the government say they're going to look at the program but tinkering with this program isn't sufficient. There is a serious food crisis affecting all the northern communities so we need to completely look at an overhaul of this system."The deputy grand chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, which represents 49 First Nation communities in northern Ontario, said the report's findings are a call for action that must be answered by the federal government."The fact that many of our people lack access to, or simply cannot afford, healthy and nutritious food to feed their families is outrageous," Derek Fox said in a statement. "The Nutrition North program needs to be more transparent and reflective of the circumstances our people are facing, with our First Nations engaged as full partners."The report suggested that simply reducing food prices is unlikely to have a noticeable impact on food security for northern First Nations."Although geographical isolation exacerbates the food insecurity of northern First Nations, it is only one of many barriers. This suggests that, although identifying the high cost of foods is a critical exercise, it would seem that the problem of income-related food insecurity...in the North is but one piece of a much larger, much more complex puzzle," it said."The puzzle we refer to extends far into the historical record that ultimately affects First Nations’ ability to exert control and sovereignty over their food."Diana Mehta , The Canadian Press
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.
Volcano erupts on the island of Reunion-[Reuters]-September 12, 2016-YAHOONEWS
REUNION ISLAND, FRANCE - The Piton de la Fournaise volcano on the Reunion Island erupted on Sunday (September 11), a surprise treat for some lucky 250 locals and tourists who happened to be hiking on trails nearby.Onlookers gazed from a cliff as molten lava reaching heights of up to 30 meters spewed from the volcano's central crater.This was the second eruption this year for the Piton de la Fournaise, one of the most active volcanoes in the world along with Italy's Mount Etna and the Kilauea in Hawaii.The location of the eruption posed no direct threat to the population though authorities have shut down certain hiking trails and nearby areas due to harmful gases and high temperatures.While some of the tourists on the site were seeing a volcanic eruption for the first time, others were regular watchers of eruptions, such as Manuel, who moved to Reunion from mainland France ten years ago."To be here…There are nearly 900,000 people living in Reunion, we're a handful of 200 people who are here and it's magical," he said.The Piton de la Fournaise has erupted over a dozen times in the past ten years, prompting thousands to flock each year to the island to admire the spectacle.
Four South Korea nuclear reactors suspended due to earthquakes-[Reuters]-September 12, 2016-YAHOONEWS
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's nuclear operator said early on Tuesday it suspended operation of four reactors at a nuclear power complex as a precaution late on Monday after two earthquakes struck the country's southeast.The earthquakes, of magnitude 5.1 and 5.8, occurred on Monday night near the city of Gyeongju, according to South Korea's meteorological agency.The 5.8 magnitude earthquake was the strongest recorded in South Korea, an official at the meteorological agency said.Two injuries had been reported as a result of the quake, but no serious damage had been immediately reported, the agency said.State-run Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co shut down the Wolsong No.1, Wolsong No.2, Wolsong No.3 and Wolsong No.4 reactors, with a combined capacity of 2,779 megawatts, an official with the operator said.It was not immediately clear when the four reactors would restart.The shutdown of the four takes the number of reactors offline in the country to seven, according to KHNP website.KHNP, owned by state-run utility Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO), operates 25 nuclear reactors in Asia's fourth-largest economy.(Reporting by Jane Chung,Ju-min Park; Editing by Tony Munroe and Alison Williams)
Odds of mega-quake rise at high tide: study-[AFP]-Marlowe Hood-September 12, 2016-YAHOONEWS
Seoul (AFP) - The same gravitational force that creates high tides when the Moon and Sun align may also play a role in triggering major earthquakes, according to a study released Monday.Better understanding of this mechanism could help predict when known faults are more likely to produce killer quakes, researchers said."Large earthquakes are more probable during periods of high tidal stress," the scientists concluded in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Geoscience.When the tug of gravity is strongest, they added, "the probability of a tiny rock failure expanding to a gigantic rupture increases."For centuries after the discovery that solar and lunar forces affect the ocean tides, scientists speculated whether they also cause Earth's crust to buckle and fracture.But only recently has statistical research started to establish a firm link between planetary alignments and tremblors.Satoshi Ide, a professor at the University of Tokyo, and colleagues zeroed in on large earthquakes -- magnitude 5.5 or greater -- around the world over the last two decades.His team reconstructed the size of gravitational pull, known as "tidal stress", in the two weeks prior to each tremor.They found no clear correlation with smaller quakes.Many of the largest earthquakes, however, occurred during periods when the pull of the Moon and Sun were particularly forceful.These included the December 26, 2004 quake in Sumatra, which ravaged a large swath of the island and delivered a deadly tsunami towards south and southeast Asia. Some 220,000 people died.- Spring tide danger -The same link held for two other mega-quakes, the 2010 tremblor near Maule, Chile, and the 9.0 magnitude quake off the coast of Japan's Honshu Island that claimed about 19,000 lives and crippled the Fukushima nuclear power plant in 2011.Exactly how large earthquakes start and evolve is still poorly understood.One theory suggests that all quakes begin with a tiny fracture and grow, in a cascading process, into large-scale ruptures.If this is true, then the new study suggests that the likelihood of this happening increases during the Spring tide, the period just after a new or full Moon.The findings "can be used to improve probabilistic earthquake forecasting, especially for extremely large earthquakes," Ide and colleagues concluded.Every day, there are numerous small earthquakes worldwide.But only a tiny fraction of these events grows into the kind of giant tremor that can topple buildings and launch devastating tsunamis.The new results, Ide told AFP -- derived from a statistical analysis of a large number of tremblors -- cannot explain why some small quakes turn into mega ones at Spring tide, while others do not.
1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
ALL YOU HEAR ON THE NUTCASE NEWS LIBERAL STATIONS IS - HOW CAN WE POSSIBLY SUCK HOLE UP TO CLINTON BUT STILL GET OUT CLINTON MEDICAL HISTORY. WELL YOU ASK 5 QUESTIONS ABOUT TRUMP. AND 1 QUESTION QUICKLY ABOUT CLINTONS HEALTH. YOU DISTRACT PEOPLE BY ASKING ABOUT WHEN WILL TRUMP RELEASE HIS MEDICAL RECORDS AND TAX RETURNS. WHILE YOU TRY TO GET PEOPLE TO FEEL SORRY ABOUT CLINTONS BRAIN DEAD BRAIN DAMAGE LIES. AND THEN YOU TRY TO REALLY DISTRACT BY SAYING TRUMP DOES NOT EVEN PUT MONEY IN HIS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION. TO COVERUP LIAR CLINTONS E-MAIL SCANDEL.HER CALLING 7 MILLION AMERICANS NUTJOB HATERS. AND TO ESPECIALLY COVER UP HER SEIZURES FROM HER BRAIN DAMAGE.AND THATS HOW THE LIBERAL-DEMOCRATIC-PROGRESSIVE NUT JOBS TRY TO DEFLECT FROM CLINTONS CRIMES-BRIBES AND MOST OF ALL BRAIN DAMAGE.
Clinton's prospects in betting markets tumble on health concerns-[By Angela Moon]-September 12, 2016-YAHOONEWS
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online betting markets cut back Hillary Clinton's prospects of winning the Nov. 8 election after a video showed the Democratic presidential candidate stumbling and having difficulty walking as she was helped into a van at a Sept. 11 memorial, raising concerns about her health.Her probability of victory fell 7 percentage points to 64 percent on Sunday, the biggest one-day drop since she accepted her party's nomination in late July, according to online predictions market PredictIt. Sunday's trading volume on PredictIt was also the largest in at least three months.The sharpest plunge occurred immediately after the video, taken by a bystander, showed up on social media.In a modest rebound on Monday, her prospects rose 1 percentage point on PredictIt, but trading volume was low as she canceled a planned trip to California for fundraising and other campaign events.Her campaign disclosed that Clinton, 68, had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday after she complained of allergies and was seen coughing repeatedly in recent days.The health problem was the latest blow to Clinton's White House bid at a time when Republican rival Donald Trump has erased most of her lead in national opinion polls and is competitive again in many battleground states where the election is likely to be decided.Trump's prospects on PredictIt rose following news about Clinton's health incident, up 3 percentage points to 34 percent on Sunday, the highest end-of-the-day level since July 30.On Monday, his probability remained unchanged despite his pledge to soon release detailed information about his health.Paddy Power, one of Europe's biggest gambling companies, also showed Clinton's chances of winning falling to 65 percent from 73 percent in the past 24 hours.Trump's probability of winning rose to about 40 percent from 33 percent overnight, Paddy Power said.According to the latest polls by Reuters/Ipsos released on Saturday, Clinton had an 83 percent chance of winning the election by an average of 47 votes in the Electoral College, the body that ultimately selects the president.Late last month, Reuters/Ipsos's States of the Nation poll estimated Clinton had a 95 percent chance of winning by an average of 108 electoral votes.The Electoral College consists of 538 electors, apportioned by states' populations; a candidate must pick up a majority of at least 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.(Reporting by Angela Moon; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)
Clinton has ‘no other’ health problem than pneumonia — aide-Brian Fallon says presidential nominee will return to campaign mid-week, after stumble at 9/11 memorial raised fresh questions on her health-By AFP September 12, 2016, 9:02 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Hillary Clinton is suffering from no health ailments other than pneumonia, and the Democratic presidential nominee is expected to return to the campaign trail as early as mid-week, a senior aide said Monday.“There’s no other undisclosed condition. The pneumonia is the extent of it,” spokesman Brian Fallon told MSNBC a day after the 68-year-old Clinton fell ill at a 9/11 memorial event in New York and her campaign subsequently announced she was diagnosed Friday with pneumonia.“I expect that by the middle to the [end] of the week she’ll be back out there on the campaign trail,” he said, adding that the campaign will also release fresh medical records to help “further put to rest any lingering concerns” about the former secretary of state’s health.Clinton’s White House bid stumbled Monday as the bout of pneumonia gave her rival Donald Trump a new opening to question her fitness for office.In his first public comments since Clinton was taken ill at a 9/11 ceremony in New York on Sunday, an unusually subdued Trump offered her his wishes for a rapid recovery, but also suggested that the former secretary of state’s health issues were of longer standing than admitted.“Something is going on but I just hope she gets well and gets back on the trail, and we’ll be seeing her at the debate,” the Republican candidate said in a phone interview with Fox News.The unexpected turn of events barely eight weeks before the November 8 elections has turned a conservative angle of attack into a serious line of questioning about the 68-year-old Clinton’s health, why it took two days to reveal the pneumonia diagnosis, and what would happen if she were forced to quit the race.“Antibiotics can take care of pneumonia. What’s the cure for an unhealthy penchant for privacy that repeatedly creates unnecessary problems?” asked former White House aide David Axelrod on Twitter. Antibiotics can take care of pneumonia. What's the cure for an unhealthy penchant for privacy that repeatedly creates unnecessary problems? — David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) September 12, 2016-“We could have done better yesterday, but it is a fact that public knows more about HRC than any nominee in history,” fired back Clinton’s communications director Jennifer Palmieri.We could have done better yesterday, but it is a fact that public knows more about HRC than any nominee in history. https://t.co/Q50oHK85wQ— Jennifer Palmieri (@jmpalmieri) September 12, 2016-But the episode has fueled fresh speculation and conspiracy theories on the internet, already awash with unsubstantiated rumors Clinton may have a brain tumor, Parkinson’s or dementia. #HillarysBodyDouble was a trending topic on Twitter on Monday.The root of the persistent claims about Clinton’s health lies in 2012, towards the end of her tenure as secretary of state. A stomach virus and dehydration prompted her to faint, causing what her doctor said was a concussion. Doctors then said they found a blood clot on the brain. Clinton later received the all-clear.The former first lady has dismissed rumors about her health and pointed to a letter from her doctor declaring her fit to serve as president.But Trump has repeatedly raised doubts about Clinton’s stamina and physical strength, and on Monday questioned her campaign’s account of the current episode.“Because they say pneumonia on Friday, but she was coughing very, very badly a week ago and even before that if you remember, and this was not the first time,” he said in an interview with CNBC.Drawing a contrast, Trump told Fox he had a physical last week and would release the details once test results are back.“I think they are going to be good. I feel great, but when the numbers come in, I’ll be releasing very, very specific numbers,” the 70-year-old real estate magnate said.
Clinton campaign says it could have better handled health scare-[Reuters]-By Alana Wise and Steve Holland-September 12, 2016-YAHOONEWS
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign acknowledged on Monday that it mishandled a health scare for the Democratic candidate and promised to release additional medical details in the coming days, a pledge Republican rival Donald Trump made as well.Clinton, 68, cancelled a trip to California to recuperate from pneumonia, but her campaign drew criticism for waiting two days to reveal that diagnosis, a move that reinforced concerns about what critics view as a tendency toward secrecy.“I think that in retrospect, we could have handled it better in terms of providing more information more quickly," Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon told MSNBC.He said the campaign was too focused on making sure Clinton was well instead of releasing information during the 90 minutes following the release of a video showing her nearly collapsing after attending a memorial in New York for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.The campaign said initially that Clinton was suffering from the heat."In those 90 minutes, we were putting a priority on making sure she was OK,” Fallon said. Clinton received the diagnosis on Friday. Her campaign announced it on Sunday.Trump, 70, has been suggesting for weeks that Clinton lacks the energy needed to be president. He has raised questions about her stamina, mirroring a strategy used during the Republican primary campaign when he derided rival Jeb Bush as a "low-energy" candidate.Clinton flew nearly a million miles as secretary of state under President Barack Obama and has kept up a heavy travel schedule as a presidential candidate. Democrats said her continued attendance at events despite her diagnosis proved her toughness.Asked by Fox News on Monday about the health of the candidates, Trump said: "I think it's an issue. In fact ... this last week I took a physical and .... when the numbers come in I'll be releasing very, very specific numbers."Trump has released less information to the public about his health than Clinton has.In recent weeks, staff at Clinton's headquarters in Brooklyn have been hit by an illness, and several aides required medical treatment, a campaign aide said.Spokesman Fallon said Clinton never lost consciousness during the episode and it was not connected to a concussion she suffered in 2012.“There’s no other undisclosed condition. The pneumonia is the extent of it," he said.The health problem was the latest blow for Clinton at a time when Trump has erased most of her lead in national opinion polls and is competitive again in many battleground states where the election is likely to be decided.Clinton's dismissal of half of Trump's supporters as a "basket of deplorables" of racist, homophobic people on Friday triggered heavy criticism, and she later said she regretted the comment.Trump has compared the remark to a much-criticized comment by 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney that 47 percent of the electorate were dependent on the government.“I was deeply shocked and alarmed to hear my opponent attack, slander, smear, demean these wonderful, amazing people who are supporting our campaign by the millions,” Trump told a conference of National Guard members in Baltimore.He did not mention Clinton's health, however.Trump has made incendiary comments repeatedly as a candidate, including questioning whether a U.S.-born judge could be fair because of his Mexican heritage and criticizing the Muslim parents of a U.S. soldier who died in combat.(Additional reporting by Jonathan Allen and James Oliphant; Writing by Jeff Mason; Editing by Alistair Bell and Jonathan Oatis)
WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)
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)
I HEARD IT WAS A SHIITE MUSLIM THAT TRYED TO BURN DOWN THE SUNNI MOSQUE IN ORLANDO FLORIDA.OVER THE BLACK ROCK CULT ISLAMIC SUNNI WORSHIP AT HAJJ.WE WILL SEE IF THIS MADE UP HEADLINE BY ME HAS ANY FACT TO IT. AS OF NOW IT DOES NOT.
If potential terrorists can't be monitored 24/7, jail them: Clement-[The Canadian Press]-September 12, 2016-YAHOONEWS
OTTAWA — Conservative leadership candidate Tony Clement is proposing putting people at high risk of committing terrorist acts behind bars if they cannot be monitored around the clock."If they are so dangerous to the Canadian population that they deserve a peace bond slapped on them, I would put it to you that unless we can surveil them 24/7, they should be incarcerated," Clement told a news conference Monday in Ottawa.The Ontario MP and former cabinet minister said the case of Aaron Driver, 24, a known terrorist sympathizer who was killed last month in a confrontation with police in Strathroy, Ont., showed the limits of court-ordered peace bonds to deal with people who have extremist ideas.The RCMP has acknowledged that Driver, who was under a peace bond while he planned his thwarted terrorist attack with explosives, was not under constant surveillance and that it was a tip from U.S. authorities that alerted them to his plans.Clement said peace bonds are not enough unless security officials are able to monitor people 24 hours a day."If that is not possible, then I think the community interest and the national interest is there would be incarceration until they were no longer a threat," Clement said.Clement said this would have to follow a judicial process — and be subject to judicial review — but said the details would be up to the courts.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has said the Liberal government is searching for ways to make peace bonds more effective and has suggested mandatory counter-radicalization counselling for those under bonds is one option.Clement revealed his position while unveiling his proposed plan for increasing national security to protect Canada from terrorist threats at home and abroad."This terrorist threat is growing and those who have been radicalized or are radicalizing others need to be taken off the streets," Clement said.The plan includes enhanced screening for immigrants and foreign nationals coming to Canada, which Clement noted was recommended by a June 2015 report from the Senate national security committee.Clement said that would include setting up a pilot project to study the feasibility of using secure, face-to-face video conferencing with people applying to immigrate while still in their current country of residence.Clement also recommended revoking the Canadian citizenship of dual nationals convicted of terrorism — something the Conservatives had brought in and the Liberals are currently attempting to reverse with Bill C-6, which is currently before the Senate.He also proposed setting up an independent government agency to monitor the activities of all charities to make sure they are not contributing to terrorism or radicalization.The plan also said Clement would "work with moderate mainstream Muslim Canadians to identify and counter the political-religious ideology fuelling Islamist fundamentalism."Clement was asked whether he had ever proposed some of these ideas when he was a cabinet minister in the previous Conservative government of prime minister Stephen Harper."A lot has changed since we were in power. We've had the Paris attacks, the Brussels attacks, the Orlando attack and it illustrates this threat is not receding, it's growing," Clement said, adding that this is a plan he is now proposing as someone who is running to be leader of the Conservative party.Clement spoke about the part of his plan involving enhanced screening for immigrants last week, when he was responding to a controversial idea from Conservative leadership rival Kellie Leitch to vet potential immigrants and refugees for what she calls anti-Canadian values.Clement has said that idea is neither workable nor desirable.— Follow @smithjoanna on Twitter-Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press
Molenbeek mayor opens new front on extremism By Nikolaj Nielsen-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, 9. Sep, 20:45-This week’s knife attack on police in the Molenbeek district of Brussels once again drew attention to a place that has been labelled a jihadist hotspot.A 20-year old man, reportedly Algerian, stabbed two police officers on Wednesday (7 September) before fleeing the scene. He was later caught.Locals say it had nothing to do with Islamic radicalism.But for her part, Molenbeek’s mayor, Francoise Schepmans, says that radicalisation thrives on other forms of criminality and that one way to tackle terrorism is to first target lower offences.In the tense atmosphere after the March attack in the EU capital, and other attacks in France and Germany, Belgian media quickly reported that the knife attacker had turned toward Islamic extremism.Molenbeek already became infamous after it emerged that suspects in the Brussels terrorist attack and in the Paris attack of last November had sheltered there.Salah Abdeslam, a key Paris suspect, is a Belgian of Moroccan origin who was arrested in Molenbeek in March after having hid there for four months.His brother, Ibrahim, who also came from Molenbeek, blew himself up in the French capital. Mohamed Abrini, the childhood friend of both brothers, was later involved in the Brussels bombings.Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who lived near to Molenbeek's main police station, also took part in the Paris assault.More broadly, around 47 residents out of the 100,000 people who live in Molenbeek have gone to fight in Syria with extremist groups such as Islamic State (IS).Pieter Van Ostaeyen, who researches Belgian jihadists, in early August estimated that 543 Belgians had left in total, of whom 127 had returned to Belgium.-Crime and radicalisation-Local residents deny that this week’s Molenbeek knife attack had any connection to terrorism."According to our information, there was no direct link to radicalisation or terrorism," Mustafa Er, a spokesman for the Molenbeek local authority, told this website on Friday (9 September).Er said the knife attacker was an illegal immigrant who had been ordered to leave Belgium several times."The last one [order] dated from August. Unfortunately, that order was not applied," Er said.Whatever the attacker’s motive might have been, the Molenbeek mayor, who has undertaken the overwhelming task of trying to ensure that her area never again becomes home to terrorists, believes that ordinary crime can be a precursor of radicalisation.Speaking to EUobserver on Tuesday, Schepmans noted that the Abdeslam group were petty criminals before they were recruited by IS."We could not imagine that in 2012, in 2013, that these individuals, who were petty criminals, who were delinquents, would transform into violent radicals," she said in the sidelines of an event organised by the European Institute of Peace, a Brussels-based foundation.The mayor is currently rolling out a new strategy to crack down on delinquency.In February, she received some 50 additional police officers specifically tasked to go after drug peddlers, car thieves, and other more-or-less minor offenders.Crime figures in the neighbourhood had dropped by almost 12 percent between 2009 and 2014.The first six months of 2016 saw a three-fold increase compared to last year, but authorities said the higher number of arrests was due to greater police numbers and more foot patrols.-Fractured community-Schepmans indicated that Molenbeek’s fractured community was also part of the problem, however.Asked how Abdeslam had managed to evade arrest for four months, the mayor said that his friends, who hid him, had such a narrow world view that they did not even see him as a terrorist."If this delinquent benefited from being hidden, it is simply because the community of Moroccan origin, certain persons from the community thought it was needed to hide the friend, the brother, and not at all a terrorist or a radical," she said.The European Institute of Peace recently carried out a two-month study in Molenbeek.Researchers conducted 406 interviews with randomly selected residents. The full report is not yet public, but on Tuesday it produced a summary of findings.They found, among other things, that Molenbeek residents who have a north African heritage have few contacts with other minorities in the district.They also found sharp divisions even within the Moroccan community.They noted, for instance, that some, like those that can trace their origins to the Rif, a mountainous region in North Morocco, speak only Berber while others speak Arabic.
Indian girls attacked with acid days after landmark death sentence verdict-[Reuters]-By Nita Bhalla-September 12, 2016-YAHOONEWS
NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three girls in eastern India are being treated in hospital after acid was thrown on them, said police on Monday, just days after a court handed down a landmark death sentence verdict to a man found guilty of murdering a nurse in an acid attack.The teenage girls were attacked late on Sunday in West Bengal's Bankura district as they were returning home from tuition classes and were waiting near a bus stand.Deputy Commissioner of Police Satyabrata Bhoi said they were taken by three men in a car where they were attacked and acid thrown on them. The three men have been arrested, he said, adding that the victims were now recovering in hospital."A Bolero vehicle and three persons have been arrested -- a driver and two other persons -- and cases have been registered against them," Bhoi told Asian News International (ANI).Acid attacks – meant to maim, disfigure or blind – occur in many countries. They are most common in Cambodia, as well as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. Most victims are women, injured and disfigured by jilted partners or relatives.Previously classified under grievous harm, acid attacks became a specific offense in India in 2013 after public pressure forced the government to improve laws to protest women following the fatal gang-rape of a young woman on a New Delhi bus in 2012.According to India's home ministry, there were 222 cases reported in 2015 compared to 309 the previous year. Activists say the number is under-reported as many do not report cases for fear the perpetrators will seek revenge.On Thursday, a man in the city of Mumbai was sentenced to death for a fatal acid attack on a nurse at a busy railway station three years ago in what is seen as a legal landmark.Preeti Rathi, who was 23 when she was murdered, had just arrived from Delhi to join the Indian navy as a nurse. Her neighbor Ankur Panwar attacked her after she rejected a marriage proposal.It is the first such sentence for an acid attack in India. While certainty of justice and punishment is crucial, regulating the sale of acid is also essential, say campaigners."It is shocking that despite the Supreme Court guidelines, acid is so easily available to people like those who did this to these girls," lawyer and women's rights activist Abha Singh told reporters."The Supreme Court has given very clear guidelines that you cannot easily sell acid over the counter and is it the responsibility of local authorities to do surprise checks to see if acid is being sold illegally."India's top court in 2013 ordered the government to curb the sale of acid to control attacks on women.It made it mandatory for anyone wishing to buy the chemical, which is cheap and used as an everyday household cleaning product, to be over 18 years of age and have an identity card.(Reporting by Nita Bhalla, editing by Ros Russell; Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's rights, trafficking, corruption and climate change. Visit news.trust.org)
For refugees in Greece, long wait for asylum is 'like death'-[Reuters]-By Karolina Tagaris-September 12, 2016-YAHOONEWS
CHIOS, Greece (Reuters) - Life in Greece has become so difficult for Amir and Walaa, teachers from Syria, that they sometimes think about returning to the home they risked everything to flee."I know in Syria we have war and bombs every day," says Amir, visibly exhausted. But there, "every Syrian dies once. Here we die every day. Every day is bad."For the past six months, home is a bleak tent on the Aegean island of Chios, pitched in a dusty medieval castle moat, where they wait without work or money for a verdict on their asylum claims.Until then, they are prevented from going beyond Greece, or even Chios, under a deal agreed in March between the European Union and Ankara that will see those who do not qualify for asylum sent back to Turkey, from where they arrived.They are among thousands in the same predicament.Conditions at the Souda camp, as well as on other two sites on the island, deteriorated over the summer as the migrant population swelled to three times the capacity.A fire tore through tents during a protest in June, and brawls are frequent at night. Walaa says she and her children, aged six and eight, are too scared to leave the tent after sunset, as men frequently get drunk and fight one another.The couple fled the wrecked city of Homs for Europe and arrived in Greece on March 19 - a day before the EU-Turkey deal was implemented - but were barred from leaving the island. Since then, they have been interviewed twice, but have yet to be given any information on their fate, they said.The process - which includes thorough identity checks, interviews and an assessment of whether Turkey is safe or not for a particular individual - can take weeks. Applicants can appeal a negative decision, prolonging the procedure.In nearly six months since the EU-Turkey accord was agreed, just over 500 people have been ferried back to Turkey, but none of those who had requested asylum were among them, Greece says. Meanwhile, nearly everyone currently on Chios and four other Aegean islands close to Turkey has expressed an interest in applying.Even though arrivals have slowed to a hundred or so a day from thousands last year, about 13,000 refugees and migrants are currently on the islands, up from about 5,000 in March. Over 3,500 are on Chios alone."We wait," Walaa said, stirring sugar into tea, "but what we wait for, I don't know."Each day, she checks a board for when their number - 10,624 - will be called. But they are not called in any particular order, so it's anyone's guess when that may be - "maybe tomorrow, maybe after one week," authorities say.-"UNACCEPTABLE CONDITIONS"-More than 57,000 refugees and migrants, mostly Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis, are in camps across Greece, stranded since countries across the Balkans closed off the route to northern Europe. Humanitarian organisations on the ground have deplored conditions at the camps as unfit for humans."The conditions are unacceptable for humans, let alone for refugees who are vulnerable and who carry wounds from war," said Giorgos Kosmopoulos, an Amnesty International researcher and former Greece director.A few metres down, in a tiny tent with a tarpaulin roof barely bigger than 1 by 2 metres (40 x 80 inches), 26-year-old Syrian student Mohammad Al-Jassem, who arrived in Greece on March 30, spends his days writing notes to his family back home."I love you mama. I hope to see you in the future," reads one, in green ink on yellow paper. "I want to stay in Europe. I am tired of the Middle East. Always war."Like others in the camp, Al-Jassem says he had no choice but to leave the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zor."I don't want to hold a weapon and kill someone," he said. "I just want to study, to work, to have a new life, to have a new start, to go to Germany, to find peace, to leave this mess."And if Turkey was safe, he would not have come to Europe in the first place, he says. "If they send me back to Turkey I will go back to Syria."For everyone in the camp, the days are long. "Five months and 11 days," says Daud, a 45-year-old Syrian, when asked how long he has been in Greece.He describes long days spent in temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit), and long nights of people fighting, brandishing knives and stealing."Every day there is a fight," he says. After three interviews, he has yet to be told what will become of him and his wife.Asked what will happen if they are ordered back to Turkey, he replies without hesitation: "No. I will go to Syria and die in Syria."(Reporting by Karolina Tagaris; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)
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