Friday, September 23, 2016
PROSECUTORS-DEFENDER ARGUE OVER STATUS OC NY-NJ ISLAMIC TERRORIST-SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ATTEMPTED MURDERER WITH 10 OR MORE BOMBS.AND DAY 2 OF NORTH CAROLINA BLACK RACISTS OF POLICE HATER RIOTERS.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prosecutors and New York's top federal public defender squabbled on Thursday over when the suspect in the series of weekend bombings around the city and New Jersey will get a lawyer.Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, has been held in a Newark, New Jersey, hospital since he was arrested on Monday after a gunfight with police. He faces federal charges in both states for a Saturday night bombing in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood that injured 31 people and a pair of blasts in New Jersey.Rahami, a naturalized U.S. citizen who emigrated from Afghanistan with his family at the age of 7, was motivated by militant Islamic views, prosecutors said, citing a journal he was carrying in which he begged for martyrdom and expressed outrage at the U.S. "slaughter" of Muslim fighters in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Palestine.The case is being treated by authorities as an act of terrorism, and while prosecutors currently believe Rahami acted alone they are still searching for anyone who may have helped him plan the attack or build the homemade bombs.David Patton, the head of the federal public defenders office in New York asked on Wednesday to be appointed as Rahami's attorney and asked to be allowed to meet with him, saying he has not had the advice of a lawyer thus far.New York police said on Wednesday they had not yet been cleared to interview Rahami and were waiting for doctors to confirm that he is well enough to be questioned.The FBI also said that Rahami was arrested by police in New Jersey and remained in the custody of the state, not the federal government.A U.S. magistrate judge late Wednesday said he accepted that position."The Government asserts unequivocally that the defendant 'is not in federal custody,'" Judge Gabriel Gorenstein wrote in an order late Wednesday. "Whether there are federal authorities questioning defendant does not address the issue of custody."The judge said the timetable for when Rahami can meet with a public defender cannot be decided until the issue of custody is resolved.Normally, a U.S. criminal defendant goes before a magistrate with little delay and, if too poor to afford a lawyer, appointed a lawyer at that first appearance or soon afterward, said Norman Lefstein, an Indiana University law professor."A person in this situation ought to have the capacity to confer with a lawyer. If the person had money, they would be able to talk to a lawyer," Lefstein said.The FBI also continued to search for two men who found a second, unexploded pressure cooker device that prosecutors say Rahami left in a piece of luggage in Chelsea on Saturday night.The two men, who took the bag but left the improvised bomb on the street, are not suspects, officials said, but investigators want to interview them as witnesses.Investigators also looked into Rahami's history of travel to Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as for evidence he may have picked up radical views or been trained in bomb-making.The attacks in New York and New Jersey were the latest in a series in the United States inspired by Islamic militant groups including al Qaeda and Islamic State.A pair of ethnic Chechen brothers killed three people and injured more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon in 2013 with homemade pressure-cooker bombs similar to those used in this weekend's attacks.In June an Orlando gunman and in December 2015 a married couple in San Bernardino, California killed dozens in mass shootings inspired by Islamic State.(Writing by Scott Malone; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)
I PUT THE BLACK THUG CRIMINAL TERRORISTS STORIES WITH ISLAM. BECAUSE THESE BLACK LIVES HATE CULT IS AS MUCH A TERRORIST GROUP AS ISLAM. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE THE BLACK LIVES RIOT-CULT BURNS-LOOTS-TERRORIZES INNOCENT PEOPLES BUSINESSES AND PEOPLE.
Charlotte, N.C. in state of emergency after second night of violence-[Reuters]-By Greg Lacour and Andy Sullivan-September 22, 2016-YAHOONEWS
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) - Residents of Charlotte, North Carolina, woke to a state of emergency on Thursday with National Guard troops deployed on the streets after a second night of violent protests over the fatal police shooting of a black man.One person was on life support after being shot by a civilian late Wednesday as riot police used tear gas, rubber bullets and flash-bang grenades to try to disperse demonstrators who looted stores and threw rocks, bottles and fireworks.Four police officers suffered non-life threatening injuries, city officials said.The latest trouble erupted after a peaceful rally earlier in the evening by protesters who reject the official account of how Keith Scott, 43, was gunned down by a black police officer in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Tuesday afternoon.Authorities say Scott was wielding a handgun and was shot after refusing commands to drop it. His family and a witness say he was holding a book, not a firearm, when he was killed.A spokesman for the Charlotte Fraternal Order of Police told CNN on Thursday he had seen video from the scene showing Scott holding a gun.Scott's wife, Rakeyia Scott, said on Wednesday evening that her family was "devastated" and had "more questions than answers" about her husband's death.She said she respected the rights of those who wanted to demonstrate, and asked that they do so peacefully.But the pleas appeared to go mostly unheeded. Overnight, protesters smashed windows and glass doors at a downtown Hyatt hotel and punched two employees, the hotel's manager told Reuters. The slogan "Black Lives Matter" was spray-painted on windows.Looters were seen smashing windows and grabbed items from a convenience store as well as a shop that sells athletic wear for the National Basketball Association's Charlotte Hornets. Protesters also set fire to trash cans.It was the second night of unrest in North Carolina's largest city and one of the biggest U.S. financial centres. Sixteen police officers and several protesters were injured on Tuesday night and in the early hours of Wednesday.-'VIOLENCE NOT TOLERATED'-Governor Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency late Wednesday night and began the process of deploying the National Guard and state highway patrol officers to the city to help restore peace."Any violence directed toward our citizens or police officers or destruction of property should not be tolerated," McCrory said in a statement.Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts was considering a curfew and Bank of America Corp , which is headquartered in Charlotte, told employees not to report to work at its uptown offices, local media reported.The American Civil Liberties Union has called on the police in Charlotte to release camera footage of the incident. Authorities have said the officer who shot Scott, Brentley Vinson, was in plainclothes and not wearing a body camera. But according to officials, video was recorded by other officers and by cameras mounted on patrol cars.Todd Walther, the Charlotte Fraternal Order of Police official, said the plainclothes officers were wearing vests marked "police" and that he saw them do nothing wrong. Releasing the video would satisfy some people, but not everyone, he added, and people will have to wait for the investigation to conclude."The clear facts will come out and the truth will come out. It's unfortunate to say that we have to be patient, but that's the way it's going to have to be," Walter said.Mayor Roberts said she planned to view the footage on Thursday, but did not indicate if or when it would be made public.The killing of Scott came just days after a fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in Tulsa, Oklahoma that was recorded on video. Protesters have held peaceful rallies demanding the arrest of the female officer involved.U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by telephone on Wednesday with the mayors of Charlotte and Tulsa, a White House official said.The two deaths were the latest in a series of police shootings over the last couple of years that have raised questions about racial bias in U.S. law enforcement.They have also made policing and community relations a major topic ahead of the presidential election in November.William Barber, president of North Carolina's chapter of the NAACP, called for the "full release of all facts available," and said NAACP officials planned to meet with city officials and members of Scott's family on Thursday.(Additional reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Jeremy Gaunt and Jeffrey Benkoe)
EUROPEAN UNION ARMY
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;(#11 SPAIN) 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)
Focus-University rankings reveal two-speed Europe-By Joseph Boyle-SEPT 22,16-EUOBSERVER
VIENNA, Today, 08:04-The EU is breaking into a two-speed continent as far as universities are concerned, the latest global rankings suggest.Institutions from the UK, Germany and the Netherlands are leaving behind most of the rest of the EU, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings.The University of Oxford, in the UK, has achieved the ultimate prize – it has been named as the world's best university, displacing American institutions for the first time since the THE began the rankings 13 years ago.Some 32 British universities made the top 200, described by the THE as the elite group. Three reached the top 10 – Oxford, the University of Cambridge (4) and Imperial College London (8).The only other European institution in the top 10 was ETH Zurich (9). The rest of the top 10 were from the US.Germany's top university, LMU Munich, came in at 30, but overall German institutions performed strongly, with 22 ranked in the top 200.And the Netherlands supplied 13 of the top 200, with the Delft University of Technology (59) ranking most highly.These three nations performed similarly in last year's rankings.No guarantee for Europe-However, although Europe was still the most successful continent, the THE suggested that it was falling back slightly.“Overall six European institutions have fallen out of the top 200, with 99 now making this cohort,” said Phil Baty, editor of the rankings.He highlighted France as being particularly weak, with one-third of France's 27 institutions falling down the rankings.Just three French institutions now make the top 200 – Ecole Normale Superieure (66), Ecole Polytechnique (116) and Pierre and Marie Curie University (121) – all of which have fallen compared with last year.Other surprises included the University of Copenhagen, which plummeted from 82 last year to 120 this year, and the University of Helsinki, which tumbled from 76 to 91.Baty suggested the Nordic institutions were feeling the effects of budget cuts.He also painted a damning picture for Central and Eastern Europe, saying the region provided just one university in the top 600, down from six last year, and three of Romania’s four universities dropped significantly.“Europe’s success in the ranking cannot be guaranteed in the long-term while more of Asia’s leading universities soar to join the world elite,” Baty concluded.-The Americans always win-The THE rankings, one of three major global studies, are mainly aimed at the institutions and public bodies that buy their products.THE looks at 13 different factors, the main one being quality of teaching.Much of the data comes from surveys filled in by more than 10,000 academics, who are asked to rate the teaching at the institutions they are familiar with.The other main factors are the volume and quality of research at a university.Another index, the QS ranking, is aimed much more at students and places a much greater emphasis on the reputation of an institution among academics and employers.In that survey, Cambridge beat Oxford, Germany did not do as well, and France performed much more strongly.A third survey, the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, focuses on research funding and outcomes.Cambridge again beat Oxford on the Shanghai rankings, and France's top two institutions are ahead of anything Germany has to offer.One thing that all the surveys have in common, though, is that US institutions are completely dominant.
Report: Hungary could push for treaty change on migration By Eszter Zalan-SEPT 22,16-EUOBSERVER
BUDAPEST, Today, 09:30-Hungary's government might push for a treaty change to keep asylum rules in national competences if it wins a referendum on migration quotas on 2 October, Hungarian daily Nepszabadsag reported Wednesday (21 September).The paper quoted senior government officials saying that if the majority reject the EU's migration quotas, prime minister Viktor Orban could use the momentum to change the Lisbon treaty.According to the paper, Hungary would propose exempting national migration rules from the common European policies.Orban has been a key figure among leaders of eastern European countries which have been calling for reinforced national competencies.The Hungarian prime minister said in July he had an "ambivalent relationship" with treaty change.Speaking after the EU summit he told journalists that even though it was not time for treaty change, "when tempers calm down, we should ask ourselves: aren't there problems in this treaty that we should rethink?"Hungary's government had already challenged the quota plan in the EU's top court, the European Court of Justice.Voters support the government's position, polls have shown, the question is whether enough people bother to show up to surpass the 50 percent threshold to make the plebiscite valid.While Hungary's referendum will not have direct legal consequences for the EU, the government said it wanted to use the extra mandate to close down discussions on the quota.-Nordic disputes-In the meantime, Nordic countries are calling on the EU to act, as Hungary has refused to take back asylum seekers from other EU and other European countries under the bloc's asylum rules, called Dublin regulation.In a 9 September letter seen by AFP, ministers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden expressed their "great concern" at Budapest's refusal to abide by the Dublin rules under which refugees must seek asylum in the first EU country they enter.The joint letter quotes from a statement sent by Budapest to fellow EU nations in May, which insisted that Hungary "cannot accept any incoming Dublin transfers". Hungary has argued that the migrants first entered the EU in Greece.The ministers argue this is "a violation of the EU law and it is not acceptable" and called on EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos to "act promptly".While the EU Commission has launched probes into Hungary's asylum laws, it has been reluctant to act on the Nordic complaint, saying it was a bilateral issue.-No-go zones-The government's referendum has caused a diplomatic spat with the UK.The British embassy in Budapest has complained to the Hungarian foreign ministry about the publication of a leaflet sent to millions of people that suggested parts of Britain and other countries had become "no-go areas" because of high numbers of migrants."This leaflet is clearly inaccurate. There are no areas in the UK in which the laws of the UK cannot be enforced," Britain's foreign office said in a statement according to AFP."There are no-go zones in Europe and we don't want no-go zones in Hungary," Hungary's foreign minister Peter Szijjarto told BBC on Wednesday.There a few migrants in Budapest, and the government has refused to accept the migrants it was assigned – just under 1,300 people – under last year's EU quota plan.
Canada's peacekeeping plan not politically motivated, says top soldier-[The Canadian Press]-September 22, 2016-YAHOONEWS
OTTAWA — The country's top soldier is pushing back against suggestions the Liberal government wants to use Canadian troops for political purposes by deploying them on United Nations peacekeeping missions.The opposition Conservatives accused the Liberals this week of treating the military like "pawns" by promising to support peacekeeping operations in exchange for a UN Security Council seat.The Liberal government has promised up to 600 troops for future peacekeeping operations, as well as 150 police officers and $450 million for peace support operations.But chief of the defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance said Wednesday that Canadian troops will be deployed as peacekeepers for no other reason than to help bring peace and stability to another part of the world."I reject the notion that this is done simply for political reasons and putting troops in harm's way into risky areas for anything other than the true merits of the value of the use of military force," he said.Vance told the Senate defence committee that his staff members are looking at various UN mission options to see where Canada could best contribute. The government still has not decided on a specific mission, he added.Vance wouldn't say which missions the government is currently considering, but he acknowledged that many — if not all — carry some degree of risk. He said he wouldn't advise Canada participate in a mission with unnecessary or unmanageable risk."But a risky mission that has great potential of success may be a mission that you want to invest in," he said. "And the military, we do risk. We're good at that, if we can mitigate it."Some have worried that Canadian peacekeepers could be put into a no-win situation, or bound by endless UN bureaucracy that might tie their hands or otherwise put them at risk, such as in previous missions in Rwanda and Bosnia.Vance said UN commanders might give Canadian troops specific tasks, but he would "never" let the UN have the last word on when or how Canadian peacekeepers could act. He said he is the one who writes the rules of engagement for Canadian troops, which would continue with a peacekeeping mission."I never relinquish Canadian command of those troops," he said. "We have learned a lot since the days of Bosnia and Rwanda and elsewhere. And one of those is you're never out from under Canadian command."— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press
DRUG PUSHERS AND ADDICTS
1 PET 5:8
8 Be sober,(NOT DRUGED UP OR ALCOHOLICED) be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries (DRUGS) were all nations deceived.
21 Neither repented they of their murders,(KILLING) nor of their sorceries (DRUG ADDICTS AND DRUG PUSHERS), nor of their fornication,(SEX OUTSIDE MARRIAGE OR PROSTITUTION FOR MONEY) nor of their thefts.(STEALING)
B.C. coroner warns against complacency in wake of encouraging overdose stats-[The Canadian Press]-September 22, 2016-YAHOONEWS
VANCOUVER — British Columbia is bombarding the province with thousands of overdose-reversing naloxone kits as part of an all-out assault against a drug crisis that has killed 488 people so far this year.Health Minister Terry Lake said Wednesday during an update on the opioid emergency that 13,000 life-saving kits have been distributed cost-free to nearly 300 sites across B.C., including emergency departments, public-health units and provincial and federal correctional facilities.Newly released data from the provincial coroners' service show the number of deaths involving illicit drugs decreased to 49 in August from 55 the previous month, though the 488 fatalities so far this year have nearly overtaken the 505 deaths reported for all of 2015."(August) marks the first month of 2016 where the number was reduced over the equivalent month in 2015, but we are very, very cautious about what that means," Lake told a news conference."We need more data, more time to see if there's a trend happening."Over 11,000 people have been trained to administer naloxone, including first responders such as police officers and firefighters."All ambulance crews and 46 fire departments are now carrying naloxone," Lake said, adding the B.C. Centre for Disease Control is expanding its take-home naloxone program and that the province expects to reach its goal of opening 500 new addiction treatment beds by 2017.The number of drug deaths where fentanyl was detected between Jan. 1 and July 31 of this year has remained strong at 264, or around 55 per cent of total illicit drug deaths. That's more than three times the 82 fentanyl-related deaths that occurred over the same period last year."Thirty-six per cent of fentanyl deaths also involved cocaine, which is frightening, because we know there are people who thought they were taking cocaine and had absolutely no idea they were taking fentanyl," Lisa Lapointe, B.C.'s chief coroner, told the news conference.Fentanyl continues to take an exceptionally high toll, she added."We must all work together to try and reduce that toll, which is predominantly affecting young people and people who should have many more years of life ahead of them," said Lapointe."Despite the small decrease in the number of deaths in August, the last thing we would want is for anyone to become complacent or think that the danger is over or that the risks are diminished."British Columbia has been the epicentre of opioid deaths in Canada, and the province declared a public health emergency in April, after which the coroner's service began collecting and releasing monthly statistics on overdose deaths.While Vancouver has seen the highest number of deaths in the province this year, the fatality rate has remained consistent since last year. The same can't be said for other B.C. municipalities such as Kamloops, where the number of fatalities has spiked more than five times higher.In June, Premier Christy Clark announced a joint task force on overdose response."It's a massive effort," Lake said, adding that overdose deaths involving fentanyl have hit communities across North America."People have been reaching out to British Columbia to learn about what we're doing," he said.Earlier Wednesday, the chief medical health officer of Vancouver Coastal Health said the city could see as many as four new supervised-injection sites by early next year.Dr. Patricia Daly said the health authority is applying to Health Canada to expand the number of harm-reduction sites in its area, where there are currently two such facilities. Insite, in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, was North America's first supervised injection site.Daly said she hoped the sites will be up and running by early 2017.Applying to offer safe-injection services became especially difficult in early 2015 after the previous federal government passed a bill that added several prohibitive regulations.— Follow @gwomand on Twitter-Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press
1 CORINTHIANS 6:9,14-18
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.
15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Conservative leadership hopeful compares Ontario sex ed to residential schools-[The Canadian Press]-September 22, 2016-YAHOONEWS
TORONTO — Conservative leadership hopeful Brad Trost raised some eyebrows Wednesday when he compared Ontario's new sex-education curriculum to residential schools.Trost joined a couple hundred parents gathered outside the provincial legislature to protest Liberal changes to the way sex education is taught in the province.The updated document includes warnings about online bullying and sexting, but some parents have taken issue with discussions of same-sex marriage, masturbation and gender identities.Unlike at their previous rallies, the protesters also lashed out at Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown, whose flip-flopping on the issue has made him a target of the ire of many social conservatives.Trost, known for his opposition to same-sex marriage, was one of the guest speakers at the protest."You have a responsibility, a responsibility that you take very seriously, a sacred responsibility to do what is right for your children," the Saskatchewan MP told the crowd."We in Canada, when we have taken away those rights from parents we have had a disaster each and every time. The most tragic incident in our history was the residential schools and that was the underlying problem: parental rights were not respected."About 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Metis children were taken from their families and forced to attend government schools. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission heard graphic testimony from survivors who detailed physical, sexual and emotional abuse at the schools.Trost said after his speech that the Ontario sex-ed curriculum is "not nearly" the same level of seriousness as residential schools, but "the underlying principle is the same."He was hesitant to comment on the controversy surrounding Brown, his former Conservative caucus colleague, but said his "personal friend" has always been "a shy guy when it comes to policy and things like that."Brown told social conservatives last year that he would "repeal" the curriculum — a promise he never made publicly. A letter went out under his name last month in a Toronto byelection saying he would "scrap" the curriculum if elected premier, but Brown disavowed it in an op-ed days later, saying he hadn't seen it and that he now supports the changes.Social conservatives have since produced emails that appeared to suggest Brown was aware of the promise to scrap the updated curriculum. Tanya Granic Allen of the group Parents as First Educators says she had discussions with Brown's chief of staff during the byelection about what commitments the leader could make to win her group's support.Brown said Wednesday they're upset he has changed his position."It's their mission now to make life difficult for those that oppose them," he said."I've made my position very clear on sex education. It is today what it was when I wrote my op-ed, that I support an updated curriculum."The crowd of protesters booed when social conservative leader Charles McVety mentioned Brown's name."Patrick Brown, I supported him," he said. "I want my $10 (membership fee) back because it was taken from me in a fraudulent manner."The curriculum was implemented last year and all of the three major party leaders now support it, but the protesters insist it is age inappropriate."(Premier Kathleen Wynne) does not get to tell us parents what our children will learn, we tell her what they will learn," Granic Allen said. "Most parents don't want their kids indoctrinated by the state and whatever new fad is taking hold of society these days."Allison Jones, The Canadian Press
1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.(WITH CHILDREN-NOT ABORT AND MURDER GODS CREATED CHILDREN)
Italian minister under renewed fire for Fertility Day campaign-[Reuters]-By Steve Scherer-September 22, 2016-YAHOONEWS
ROME (Reuters) - Italian Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin came under renewed fire on Thursday as she hosted a "Fertility Day" conference aimed at persuading couples to have more children.An advertising campaign launched by the ministry had to be pulled at the start of the month after critics denounced it as sexist and another advert was withdrawn on Wednesday following accusations that it was racist.Lorenzin put a brave face on the mishaps, and said it was vital to raise Italy's falling birth rate. Fewer babies were born in 2015 than in any year since the modern state was founded 154 years ago."What's more important than polemics are facts, and the facts are that we currently have 700,000 people who want to procreate and for various reasons cannot," she said at the conference.Dozens of protesters shut out of the Rome conference by police accused the government of doing little to help couples have children, saying Italy needed more jobs, day care services and welfare support.Italy's fertility rate last year was 1.35 children per woman, compared with an EU average of 1.6.The idea that Italians will be persuaded to have more children by adverts appeared to be dismissed even by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who said earlier this month services and economic conditions, not advertisements, were needed.Lorenzin is a member of a centrist bloc, considered close to the Catholic Church, that is allied with Renzi's Democratic Party.Arturo Scotto, an opposition parliamentarian for the Italian Left party who took part in Thursday's protest, called for Lorenzin's resignation."The minister should listen to the reasons why many people are protesting against this campaign all over Italy," he said.Events organised by the ministry to mark the first "Fertility Day", and counter-protests, were being held in other cities on Thursday.The ministry's first ad campaign included a picture of a woman holding an hourglass next to the words: "Beauty has no age limit. Fertility does."On Wednesday, the ministry put out another ad with the words, "the good habits to promote" over a picture of two white men with smiling white women clinging to their backs on a beach.The bottom half of the ad read "the bad habits to leave behind" over a picture of youths smoking cannabis, one of them black.The ad was denounced as racist on social media and by Italian rights groups, and withdrawn by the ministry hours after it was sent out."There was supposed to be a different photograph than the one that was used," Lorenzin said. "The person who switched the picture will be held responsible."(Reporting by Steve Scherer; editing by Andrew Roche)
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)
Dunford: No doubt Russia is responsible for aid convoy hit-[Associated Press]-September 22, 2016-YAHOONEWS
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer is telling a Senate committee he has no doubt that Russia is responsible for the airstrike on a humanitarian aid convoy in Syria, calling it an unacceptable atrocity.U.S. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that both Russian and Syrian aircraft were in the area at the time of the strike.Dunford tells the Senate Armed Services Committee that he's not certain which aircraft dropped the bombs, killing 20 civilians.A senior U.S. official said Wednesday that the U.S. has a very high degree of confidence that the attack was carried out by a Russian-piloted aircraft. The official wasn't authorized to discuss the issue publicly and spoke anonymously.
India calls Pakistan 'terrorist state' at UN debate-[Associated Press]-September 22, 2016-YAHOONEWS
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — India has branded Pakistan a "terrorist state" in a stinging response to Pakistan's criticism of Indian suppression of protests in disputed Kashmir.India exercised its right of reply in the U.N. General Assembly late Wednesday. It was responding to Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who had demanded a U.N. probe into "brutalities" by Indian forces.Indian diplomat Eenam Gambhir described that as a "hypocritical sermon."She blamed Pakistan for a rebel attack Sunday that killed 18 Indian soldiers in Kashmir, the deadliest attack on a military base there for years.She said: "What we see in Pakistan is a terrorist state, which channelizes billions of dollars, much of it diverted from international aid, to training, financing and supporting terrorist groups as militant proxies against it neighbors."
Defence chief defeating ISIL alone won't bring peace, stability to Iraq-[The Canadian Press]-September 22, 2016-YAHOONEWS
OTTAWA — Western military intervention may have prevented a "short-term calamity" in Iraq, but it is only the start of a long effort to bring peace and stability to the country, says Canada's defence chief."My belief is that the work we're doing now militarily in Iraq is the first step in a long, long journey to ensure the success of that region into the future," Gen. Jonathan Vance told the Senate defence committee Wednesday.Concerns about Iraq's long-term stability are mounting after its parliament sacked a high-profile minister for the second time in a month.Finance minister Hoshiyar Zebari was impeached Wednesday on allegations of corruption — the same fate that befell defence minister Khaled al-Obaidi at the end of August.The allegations have not been publicly proven, and some believe they are actually politically motivated and intended to weaken Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's grip on power.There has also been an uptick in violence between some of the various Iraqi groups, including Kurdish forces and Shia militias, that have until now been united in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.Thomas Juneau, an expert on Middle East politics at the University of Ottawa, said the fear is that such infighting will only increase as Iraq's various ethnic, religious and political factions begin to stake out ground for the post-ISIL era."Everybody's fighting ISIL right now," he said. "But this coalition — in the loosest term — against ISIL is very weak in the sense that the only glue that holds it together is fighting against ISIL. So the more ISIL weakens, the more glue that barely holds this coalition together also weakens."Vance told the Senate committee that ISIL — also known variously as the Islamic State, ISIS and Daesh — will be dismantled or at least rendered militarily insignificant in Iraq. However, he said there are a variety of other issues that need to be addressed, including the country's many political, economic and social challenges."Political stability, the rule of law, democratic principles, all of that, is of huge importance to the long-term success of Iraq," he said."We prevented the short-term calamity that would have been the Islamic State in Baghdad. But there's lots more to be done."But Juneau said that is more easily said than done.The reality is that the West doesn't have as much sway over internal Iraqi politics as it would like to believe, he noted. As a result, the divisions that many have blamed for creating the conditions to let a group like ISIL grow are unlikely to go away any time soon."In practice, there's very little that can be done," Juneau said. "What everyone is realizing is this pressure is not working."— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter-Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press
Death toll from air strike in Yemen rises to 26, sources say-[Reuters]-September 22, 2016-YAHOONEWS
SANAA (Reuters) - The death toll from an Arab coalition air strike which hit a house in a residential area in western Yemen has risen to 26 people, medics and residents in the Houthi-held area said on Thursday, and the alliance said it was looking into the report.Warplanes of the Saudi-led alliance launched missiles on Wednesday at a residential neighborhood in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah where Houthi leaders were staying, a resident and medical workers in the Houthi-controled area told Reuters.The raid hit a house in a neighborhood populated by workers, according to medical services and local officials. Apart from those killed, 60 others were wounded, they said.The coalition, which began operations in Yemen in March last year to try to reverse the rise to power of the Iran-allied Houthi group, has repeatedly said it does not target civilians.In a statement, the coalition said it was aware of reports alleging civilian casualties in Hodeidah city."As with any allegation we receive, the information about the incident will be reviewed, and once it is found supporting the allegation based on credible evidence we will then move to a next step of investigations," the statement said.The deputy governor of Hodeidah province, Hashim Azazi, had earlier put the death toll at 19 civilians, but said rescue workers were still pulling victims out of the rubble.A Houthi leader, Ali al-Amad, said in a Tweet he had survived a raid on the presidential palace.U.N.-sponsored talks to try to end the fighting that has killed more than 10,000 people collapsed in failure last month and the Houthi movement and allied forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh resumed shelling into neighboring Saudi Arabia.Hundreds have been killed in strikes that have hit schools, hospitals, markets and private homes. Nearly half of Yemen's 22 provinces are on the verge of famine, according to the U.N. World Food Program, as a result of the war that has drawn in regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia.(Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari and William Maclean,; Writing by Reem Shamseddine, editing by Sami Aboudi and Raissa Kasolowsky)
U.N. says revival of Syria truce is possible, working on peace talks-[Reuters]-By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay-September 22, 2016-YAHOONEWS
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations said it was possible that countries backing the Syria peace process would agree on Thursday to salvage a collapsed ceasefire, and that it was still working to restart peace talks within weeks.U.N. Deputy Special Envoy for Syria Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy told reporters in Geneva that the United States and Russia had the backing of other states in the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), which was to meet later on in New York for the second time this week, to reinvigorate their joint truce plan."Clearly, the resumption of the talks would be greatly helped by revitalising the cessation of hostilities, and I think that is a possibility," he said. "That is the objective of the meeting of the ISSG."Ramzy said he hoped to hear a positive outcome within hours.A relaunch of the U.S.-Russia peace plan would require all sides to swallow their anger over attacks committed since the ceasefire was supposed to take hold on Sept. 12, including a U.S. air strike on Syrian forces and an attack on a U.N. aid convoy.Ramzy's boss, U.N. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura, had conceded at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that a U.N. plan for a new constitution and free and fair elections sounded like "a dream".But with no other prospect of peace and a U.S. presidential election looming, diplomats say failure to revive the plan would doom Syria to months or years more war."This is where the situation is right now: a grim picture on the ground in terms of humanitarian aid and in terms of the cessation of hostilities, but at the same time a determination by the ISSG, and particularly the co-chairs, to make things work and to jump-start the political process," Ramzy said.De Mistura said on Wednesday he was ready to bring the warring sides together for direct talks for the first time, and Ramzy said preparations would begin immediately, "with a view to holding these talks hopefully within the next few weeks".(Reporting by Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay; writing by Tom Miles)
The Latest: Iran blames world powers for spread of terrorism-[Associated Press]-September 22, 2016-YAHOONEWS
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the high-level U.N. General Assembly meetings (all times local):___11:00 a.m.Iran's president is blaming world powers for the spread of terrorism over the past 15 years, saying their "repression and military intervention" has led to a more insecure world.Hassan Rohuani also accused regional rival Saudi Arabia of spreading "hate ideology" in the region in speech to the U.N. General Assembly that touched on familiar Iranian concerns. He also criticized a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing families of victims of bombing attacks linked to Iran to receive monetary damages from the country. At risk for Tehran is 1.75 billion in bonds, plus accumulating interest.At the same time, he praised the nuclear deal reached with the United States and five other powers last year as a "win-win approach for both sides.___10:45 a.m.Japanese officials say that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe requested that Iran cease military cooperation with North Korea.Abe made the request at a Wednesday meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak publicly about the conversation between the two leaders.The appeal from Abe reflects a desire to cut sources of revenue for North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.The officials say Rouhani responded that development of weapons of mass destruction would not contribute to world stability and he supports denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.According to the U.S. Congressional Research Service, there's no evidence that Iran and North Korea have engaged in nuclear cooperation but they have on missile technology.___9:00 a.m.India has branded Pakistan a "terrorist state" in a stinging response to Pakistan's criticism of Indian suppression of protests in disputed Kashmir.India exercised its right of reply in the U.N. General Assembly late Wednesday. It was responding to Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who had demanded a U.N. probe into "brutalities" by Indian forces.Indian diplomat Eenam Gambhir described that as a "hypocritical sermon."She blamed Pakistan for a rebel attack Sunday that killed 18 Indian soldiers in Kashmir, the deadliest attack on a military base there for years.She said: "What we see in Pakistan is a terrorist state, which channelizes billions of dollars, much of it diverted from international aid, to training, financing and supporting terrorist groups as militant proxies against it neighbors."
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