Tuesday, October 11, 2016
DEATHS TOP 1,000 IN HAITI AND US COASTAL AREAS FROM HURRICANE MATTHEW.10 DEAD 5 MISSING AND THOUSANDS TRAPPED YET IN HAITI.
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)
THE FIRST JUDGEMENT OF THE EARTH STARTED WITH WATER-IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THE LAST GENERATION WILL BE HAVING FLOODING
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
GOD PROMISED BY A RAINBOW-THE EARTH WOULD NEVER BE DESTROYED TOTALLY WITH A FLOOD AGAIN.BUT FLOODIING IS A SIGN OF JUDGEMENT.
Some 1.1 million still powerless in U.S. Southeast after hurricane-[Reuters]-October 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
(Reuters) - The number of homes and businesses without power at midday on Monday, after Hurricane Matthew pummeled the U.S. Southeast's Atlantic coast over the weekend, dropped to about 1.1 million, according to local electric companies.That was down from a high of around 2.2 million on Sunday morning when the storm was still battering the North and South Carolina coasts.Matthew, the first major hurricane to hit the United States in more than 10 years, lashed Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina and Virginia with heavy rain and wind, after killing 1,000 people in Haiti as it swept north through the Caribbean.The hardest hit utility was NextEra Energy Inc's FPL power company in Florida, which reported 958,100 customers affected by the storm. FPL said on its website it had already restored service to about 903,900 homes and businesses.FPL said it was on track to restore service in the most severely damaged and flooded areas by the end of Monday.Duke Energy Corp, meanwhile, said it could take a week to restore power to some customers in the hardest hit parts of the Carolinas because the utility will have to rebuild parts of its electrical system.(Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Cynthia Osterman)
U.N. seeks $119 million for Haiti hurricane victims-[Reuters]-By Stephanie Nebehay-October 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations appealed for $119 million (96.06 million pound) on Monday to bring life-saving assistance to 750,000 people in southwestern Haiti, which is reeling from a direct hit by Hurricane Matthew.The money will go to provide food, clean drinking water and shelter to the most vulnerable among 1.4 million people in need, after large areas of crops were destroyed and infrastructure was damaged last week, the U.N. said in the three-month appeal to donors."Hurricane Matthew has resulted in the largest humanitarian crisis in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake, at a time when the country is already facing an increase in the number of cholera cases and severe food insecurity and malnutrition," it said.Haiti started burying some of its dead in mass graves after Hurricane Matthew, a government official said on Sunday, as cholera spread in the devastated southwest and the death toll from the storm rose to 1,000 people."This is not a population on its knees, but on the ground," Pierre-Andre Dunbar, Haiti's ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva, told a news briefing."Crops were also destroyed, which means the country will face a severe famine as the southwestern peninsula is considered the breadbasket of Haiti," he said.In the Grande'Anse region on Haiti's western peninsula, some villages and towns suffered 90 percent destruction with low-income housing particularly affected, said Rudolph Muller of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs."Needs may grow in the days ahead as more areas are reached," he said.(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay, editing by Tom Miles, Larry King)
Hundreds in North Carolina stranded in floods from Hurricane Matthew-[Reuters]-By Judy Royal-October 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. (Reuters) - Floodwaters left hundreds of people stranded in their homes and on rooftops in North Carolina early on Monday, and officials warned life-threatening flooding from swollen rivers would continue for days after Hurricane Matthew ravaged the southeastern United States.Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic storm since 2007, was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone on Sunday after its rampage through the Caribbean killed 1,000 people in Haiti.In the United States, the death toll rose to at least 21 people with nearly half of the fatalities reported in North Carolina.After receiving more than a foot (30 cm) of rain from Matthew during the weekend, skies were clear over North Carolina on Monday but the storm's after-effects were creating major problems by overwhelming rivers and breaching levees."Hurricane Matthew is off the map, well into the ocean, but it still is right here in North Carolina," Governor Pat McCrory said at a new conference on Monday. "This is an extremely dangerous situation."Ten people have died in the state, including a person killed after a car was driven into floodwaters and swept away in Johnston County on Sunday, McCrory said. With rivers rising, the governor said he expected the number of dead to increase.Some 1,500 residents were stuck in their homes and on rooftops in Lumberton after an unexpected river levee breach Monday morning, McCrory said. Air and water rescues were underway in the city, where hundreds of people evacuated their homes overnight hours before the breach and floodwaters continued to rise quickly, he said.McCrory said several other swollen rivers in the central and eastern parts of the state were expected to hit record levels and would crest throughout the week. Residents in several cities were urged to evacuate.The National Weather Service said "life-threatening flooding" would continue on Monday over eastern portions of the state.-BREACHED DAMS-Many coastal and inland communities remained under water, either from coastal storm surge or overrun rivers and creeks.All 2,000 residents of Princeville were told on Sunday to evacuate due to flash flood risks. The town lies on the Tar River about 25 miles (40 km) north of Greenville.Several dams have breached in the area around Cumberland County, south of Raleigh, Michael Martin, fire marshal for the city of Fayetteville, said by phone.Rescue teams still are on alert and there have been 1,400 people rescued. More than 600 National Guard troops were aiding in rescue and recovery efforts in the state.In neighboring South Carolina, a vehicle trying to cross a flooded roadway in Florence County was swept away by floodwaters, killing one person, Governor Nikki Haley said on Sunday.Jake Williams of Florence said on early Monday that his power had been out since Saturday morning."Trees are down in every neighborhood on almost every road," he said. "I am no weather man but would guess that the gusts of wind were near 100 mph (160 km), and with soggy ground a lot trees couldn't stand up to it."In Virginia Beach, the city said it had received more than 13 inches (33 cm) of rain and 55,000 people remained without power on Sunday night. The city said some 200 vehicles were abandoned and many roads remained impassable.Norfolk, which declared a state of emergency, said efforts were underway to clear streets of debris and abandoned vehicles with city offices, libraries and recreational centers set to re-open Monday.While power was being restored in some areas, 1.2 million people were without power in Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina and Virginia, down from Sunday's peak of 2.2 million.Before the National Hurricane Center discontinued tropical storm warnings for Matthew, it was about 200 miles (320 km) off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and heading away from land as of late on Sunday.The National Hurricane Center said on Monday morning that tropical storm Nicole was expected to strengthen into Tuesday. The storm was about 500 miles (800 km) south of Bermuda and moving northward toward the island.The Atlantic hurricane season runs until Nov. 30.(Writing by Timothy Mclaughlin and Laila Kearney; Editing by Colleen Jenkins and Bill Trott)
High winds limit traffic on Confederation Bridge-[CBC]-October 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
Some vehicles have been restricted from crossing the Confederation Bridge on Thanksgiving Monday due to high winds.The restrictions were put in place shortly before 12 p.m. Restricted vehicles include automobiles towing trailers, motorcycles, high-sided vehicles including trucks, tractor trailers, recreational vehicles, and buses.A rainfall warning was issued for parts of the Island Monday. The forecast also called for strong northerly winds gusting up to 80 km/h that will affect the province later this afternoon and continue throughout the evening.
Hunt on for survivors after houses collapse in China, killing at least 17-[Reuters]-October 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
BEIJING (Reuters) - At least 17 people were killed after residential buildings collapsed in the eastern Chinese coastal city of Wenzhou on Monday and rescuers were looking for survivors, state news agency Xinhua said.As of 7 p.m. or 1100 GMT, only six survivors had been pulled from the debris, Xinhua quoted the district government as saying. It was unknown how many people were in the buildings when the accident happened.Xinhua did not give a cause for the pre-dawn collapse in Wenzhou's Lucheng industrial district in Zhejiang province and said that investigations were still going on.The collapsed buildings were built by villagers and five adjacent houses built in the 1970s remain standing, though rescuers are demolishing them to avoid secondary disasters, Xinhua said.(Reporting by Reuters TV and Lee Chyen Yee in Singapore; Editing by Catherine Evans)
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-10 WORLD REGIONS/TRADE BLOCS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION 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.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 COUNTRIES FROM THE EU OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
TTIP negotiators lower expectations By Aleksandra Eriksson-OCT 10,16-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 09:27-The 15th round of negotiations over the EU-US free-trade deal TTIP ended last Friday (7 October) in New York without much fanfare.At the concluding press conference, US and EU chief negotiators Dan Mullaney and Ignacio Bercero spoke at length about the rationale for a transatlantic trade pact, rather than reporting on the round's results.The previous one, in July, closed with the goal to conclude negotiations by the end of the year.That bar is now set much lower.“If we cannot conclude negotiations by the time the Obama administration leaves in January, we hope at least to have a consolidated text laying out the positions of the EU and US side by side,” one EU official said.This would set out the achievements of the last three years' negotiations, if the next US president chooses to proceed with the talks.The 15th round mostly focussed on technical details and solving conceptual and linguistic differences.Quicker progress is made difficult by the need to sacrifice sacred cows on both sides of the Atlantic, such as opening up public procurement markets in the US and scrapping the special treatment of EU agriculture products protected by geographic names.Britain’s vote to leave the EU reduced the significance of the deal, and public discontent in Europe is adding to the problems.According to the last Eurobarometer in July, the majority of Europeans still support TTIP but their share is falling in all countries but Sweden.Some of those most opposed - the French and Germans - are heading to the election booth next year, and their governments' support seems to be waning.Germany’s social democratic vice-chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, has called the negotiations ”de facto dead”, and France’s trade minister Matthias Fekl said he would urge EU colleagues to stop the talks.-No funeral yet-Eventually, EU trade ministers decided at their latest meeting to pursue talks until January, when a "natural pause" would occur as the Obama administration left the White House and his successor would need months to put an own team into place.But Gabriel Siles-Brugge, an associate professor in politics at Warwick university, told this website nobody was planning TTIP’s funeral yet.“It was entirely foreseeable that negotiations wouldn’t end under the Obama administration,” said the academic and co-author of a book called The Truth about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.The talks are most likely to resume in late 2017, Siles-Brugge said, adding that Brexit could facilitate TTIP talks because the EU might be more willing to compromise now that it was losing leverage."Brexit strengthened the political imperative to show unity and deliver results," the politics professor said.The comprehensive trade deal has only been three years in the making, while it took five to conclude CETA, a similar agreement between the EU and Canada.-TTIP and CETA not so different-CETA negotiations ended in February.The deal is due to be ratified at an EU-Canada summit later this month, pending the approval of national and some regional governments.EU leaders have said CETA is "very different" and "everything we didn't get with" TTIP.Siles-Brugge argued that Ceta and TTIP weren't so different."Both go far beyond eliminating trade barriers, and both constrain by rather subtle means the space governments have to pursue public policy," he said."It doesn't stop governments from regulating, but it makes it more costly and cumbersome for them to do so."
Agenda-Greek bailout and EU border corps This WEEK By Aleksandra Eriksson-OCT 10,16-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 09:30-The week kicks off with a meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Luxembourg on Monday (10 October) where they are expected to unlock a tranche of international financial aid to Greece.Athens could receive €2.8 billion if its international creditors - the European Union, the European Central Bank, the European Stability Mechanism and the International Monetary Fund - say it has fulfilled all 15 conditions, such as new welfare cuts and privatisations.Meanwhile, the IMF still hasn’t decided whether it would participate in the bailout programme agreed last year. According to two senior sources speaking to Reuters, the fund will likely go for a special advisory status instead.The IMF has said it will stay on board only if it considers that Greek debt is sustainable. It has been arguing that Greece’s debt is already so massive that the country will never be able to pay its dues back. But major lender Germany is blocking all debt relief talks before German elections next year.The issue of debt relief, pushed by the IMF, will not be formally discussed by ministers but will be in all heads on Monday. Discussions will take place before the end of the year.Greece will stay centre-stage as EU ministers of interior meet next Thursday (13 October) in Luxembourg for a discussion on the shortfalls in implementation of EU migration measures. A particular hot button issue concerns the failure to relocate 160,000 asylum seekers from Greece and Italy to the rest of the EU.The European Commission put forward relocation plans last year as a way to persuade so-called ’frontline’ countries to register and ’keep’ refugees, rather than letting them move on to other EU countries.But less than 6,000 people have been moved from Greece and Italy one year after the scheme’s launch, making the attempt look increasingly like a farce.Austria, Hungary and Poland haven’t been willing to shelter a single refugee, while Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia have only taken a dozen or so each.Ministers will also set out the way forward for the bloc’s new European Border and Coast Guard, which was officially launched last week.But despite the pomp accompanying its unveiling, marked by the presence of Bulgarian top politicians and high-ranking EU officials, the agency still needs to be staffed with a pool of 1,500 border guards by December.EU states also need to prepare for a so-called ’stress test’, to take place early next year. Five member states are due to dry-run methods to protect the EU’s border, say in the instance of the arrival of refugees.
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse:(CHLORES GREEN) and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword,(WEAPONS) and with hunger,(FAMINE) and with death,(INCURABLE DISEASES) and with the beasts of the earth.(ANIMAL TO HUMAN DISEASE).
Like a nuclear bomb,' cholera and destruction after hurricane in Haiti-[Reuters]-By Gabriel Stargardter-October 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
PORT-A-PIMENT, Haiti (Reuters) - Patients arrived every 10 or 15 minutes, brought on motorcycles by relatives with vomit-covered shoulders and hoisted up the stairs into southwest Haiti's Port-a-Piment hospital, where they could rest their weak, cholera-sapped limbs.Less than a week since Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, killing at least 1,000 people according to a tally of numbers from local officials, devastated corners of the country are facing a public health crisis as cholera gallops through rural communities lacking clean water, food and shelter.Reuters visited the Port-a-Piment hospital early on Sunday morning, the first day southwestern Haiti's main coastal road had become semi-navigable by car.At that time, there were 39 cases of cholera, according to Missole Antoine, the hospital's medical director. By the early afternoon, there were nearly 60, and four people had died of the waterborne illness."That number is going to rise," said Antoine, as she rushed between patients laid out on the hospital floor.Although there were 13 cases of cholera before Matthew hit, Antoine said the cases had risen drastically since the hurricane cut off the desperately poor region.The hospital lacks an ambulance, or even a car, and Antoine said many new patients were coming from miles away, carried by family members on camp beds.Inside the hospital, grim-faced parents cradled young children whose eyes had sunk back and were unable to prop up their own heads."I believe in the doctors, and also in God," said 37-year-old Roosevelt Dume, holding the head of his son, Roodly, as he tried to remain upbeat.-RUBBLE-Out on the streets, the scene was also shocking. For miles on end, almost all the houses were reduced to little more than rubble and twisted metal. Colorful clothes were littered among the chaos.The region's banana crop was destroyed with vast fields of plantain flattened into a leafy mush. With neither government or foreign aid arriving quickly, people relied on felled coconuts for food and water.The stench of death, be it human or animal, was everywhere.In the village of Labei, near Port-a-Piment, locals said the river had washed down cadavers from villages upstream. With nobody coming to move the corpses, residents used planks of driftwood to push them down the river and into the sea.Down by the shore, the corpse of one man lay blistering in the sun. A few hundred meters to his left in a roadside gully, three dead goats stewed in the toxic slime."It seems to me like a nuclear bomb went off," said Paul Edouarzin, a United Nations Environmental Program employee based near Port-a-Piment."In terms of destruction - environmental and agricultural - I can tell you 2016 is worse than 2010," he added, referring to the devastating 2010 earthquake from which Haiti has yet to recover.Diarrhea-stricken residents in the village of Chevalier were well aware of the nearby cholera outbreak, but had little option except to drink the brackish water from the local well that they believed was already contaminated by dead livestock."We have been abandoned by a government that never thinks of us," said Marie-Ange Henry, as she surveyed her smashed home.She said Chevalier had yet to receive any aid and many, like her, were coming down with fever. Cholera, she feared, was on its way.Pierre Moise Mongerard, a pastor, was banking on divine assistance to rescue his roofless church in the village of Torbeck. In his Sunday best - a sports coat, chinos and brown leather shoes - he joined a small choir in songs that echoed out into the surrounding rice fields."We hope that God gives us the possibility to rebuild the Church and help the victims here in this area," he said, before the music seized him, and he slowly joined in the chant, closing his eyes and turning his palms up toward the sky.(Editing by Frank Jack Daniel and Kieran Murray)
Opinion-Danish pigs are bacteria 'time bomb' By Kjeld Hansen-OCT 10,16-EUOBSERVER
Copenhagen, Today, 10:11-Every day 35,000 live pigs roll over Denmark’s border into Germany on heavily loaded trucks, heading for countries across Europe.More than two thirds of them are likely to be carrying infectious Livestock Associated MRSA bacteria.Once they arrive at their destinations they pose an immediate threat to the farmers and slaughterhouse workers who come in contact with the animals. These workers then pass the infectious bug on to their local communities.The strain that affects pigs is known as Livestock Associated Methicillin Resistant Streptococcus Aureus (LA-MRSA). It can be passed to humans when they work directly with infected livestock – the primary transmission route – but also when they handle contaminated meat.The disease is resistant to human medicine. While many people can carry the bacteria without getting ill, LA-MRSA can cause skin complaints as well as more serious and life-threatening infections – mainly in people with underlying conditions such as pneumonia and blood poisoning.The Danish pig industry is the number one EU-28 exporter sending some 13 million live pigs out of the country every year. The lion’s share end up in Germany and Poland, where most are slaughtered, but some are exported further on.As the Danish pig industry accounts for 57 percent of the total live pig exports to EU countries, it is the main source for the spread of LA-MRSA across the European Union.-How did it go so wrong?-Worse still is the fact that each year another 190,000 live Danish pigs are exported for breeding purposes. They are trucked, sailed or flown into 48 countries all over the world, where they are incorporated in the top of the breeding pyramid.In 2015 all EU-28 countries except for Malta, Luxembourg, Cyprus and Croatia were importing pigs for breeding purposes from Denmark. Most breeders were trucked into Germany (125.529), Belgium (8.267), Hungary (7.126), Spain (6.913) and Poland (6.339).At least 63 percent of these breeding pigs are infected with LA-MRSA, but buyers abroad are told nothing. Danish pigs are not checked for LA-MRSA before export, and Danish pig farmers have no obligation to report on LA-MRSA, when facing buyers.-How did it go so wrong?-Since LA-MRSA was first discovered in Denmark back in 2006, the influential Danish pig industry has adamantly opposed proposals aimed at cleaning up production. Instead they insisted on secrecy.When two journalists used the Information Act in 2012 to demand food ministry data listing which farms had been infected, the pig industry blocked the disclosure by taking legal action against the authorities.-Exporting the bacteria-The battle lasted for two years and went all the way to Denmark’s highest legal authority, the Supreme Court, before this vital information was finally made public. I was one of those two journalists.Since 2006 the LA-MRSA bug has spread rapidly, and today more than 12,000 Danish citizens are estimated to be carriers.Since robust screening procedures were introduced five years ago, six people are known to have died; there may have been more victims before 2011. Also newborn babies have been diagnosed with the bacteria transmitted by their mothers during birth. But exports of infected pigs are still booming and will set a new record in 2016.On top of this massive export of LA-MRSA into continental Europe, Denmark has also exported the bacteria to our northern neighbours.A newly published study show that in two out of a three large outbreaks of LA-MRSA in Norway the bacteria came from Denmark. Norway has banned all imports of pigs just to keep the bug out. When it nevertheless came into the stables, it was due to visiting farmworkers and veterinarians from Denmark.-The solution is clear-The authorities and the pig industry in Norway united years ago to fight the bug. It has now been brought under control and is heading towards extinction.The Danish pig industry and food authorities have dismissed the idea of doing the same. They openly claim that taking action against LA-MRSA will hurt the export industry’s profits. Therefore Danes – and the rest of the world – must learn to live with the bug.Countries with a low rate of infection such as the UK and Norway can still save a clean and safe pig industry. But the time bomb is ticking. It only took eight years for us to go from having no infected farms to nearly 100 percent being infected.If the borders of EU-28 is not closed to infected pigs, it will only be a matter of a few years before the entire breeding pyramid in all EU countries is infected. This will threaten all citizens. Some will die.The solution is clear: Take action to ensure only healthy Danish pigs are allowed to cross your borders – before it is too late.Kjeld Hansen is a Danish journalist working with Investigative Reporting Denmark.
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)
French police angry at 'no-go zones' after petrol bomb attack-[Reuters]-October 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
PARIS (Reuters) - French police unions complained angrily on Monday about being sent into gang-ridden "no-go zones" after two officers were seriously injured in a petrol bomb attack during a routine surveillance job in an area south of Paris at the weekend.The incident, in which around 15 people attacked a patrol car in broad daylight on Saturday, played into a national debate on security in the run-up to next year's presidential election. It prompted calls from political adversaries for the resignation of Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve."We're very angry. It is surreal that colleagues be injured on such a mission," said Nicolas Comte, a spokesman for France's second-biggest police union, Unité SGP Police.Unions urged staff to take part in silent protests in front of police stations throughout France on Tuesday, and called for a go-slow in the area where the attack was carried out to press the government to give police more resources."Despite all the reassurances, there are still no-go zones in France ruled by a handful of gangs of criminals who get more and more radical as the years go by," the SCSI-CFDT union said.After two years marked by deadly militant attacks, and with France still under emergency law, security is dominating the agenda in the run-up to the presidential and parliamentary elections starting in April 2017.Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the attackers would be hunted down and punished, and insisted there are no no-go zones in France. But opponents were quick to accuse President Francois Hollande's Socialist government of being a soft touch on law and order."A strong state is a state that does not go into retreat, a state that gets rid of no-go zones," said Alain Juppe, the center-right politician that opinion polls favor to become France's next president.The police team that was attacked had been posted in a parked car to watch a closed-circuit TV camera that had been broken several times since it was installed by town authorities after a spate of smash-and-grab robberies targeting motorists.(Reporting by Gerard Bon; Writing by Brian Love and Ingrid Melander; Editing by Leigh Thomas and Mark Trevelyan)
Ottawa warned about law that stripped some Canadians of citizenship: advocate-•October 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
VANCOUVER — The Canadian government was aware and warned repeatedly years before an arcane law began stripping longtime Canadians of their citizenship, says a man who spent decades lobbying for change.Bill Janzen, the former head of the Mennonite Central Committee's office in Ottawa, said he and his colleagues met with the federal government throughout the 1980s and 1990s to find a fix to the so-called 28-year rule.The provision was part of a 1977 law that automatically removed citizenship from people born abroad to Canadian parents who were also born outside the country."The government holds a big responsibility for this," Janzen said. "They've created a mess."The law applies to people born between Feb. 15, 1977, and April 16, 1981, no matter how quickly after their birth they moved to Canada. It was rescinded in 2009, but the change didn't apply retroactively.The only way to prevent the automatic loss of citizenship was to apply to retain it before the age of 28 — a detail legal experts contend the government failed to adequately communicate to those affected.Janzen said he has heard numerous stories of people going to citizenship officials and being told they had never heard of the law."They said, 'Don't worry about it. Go home and enjoy Canada. ... Once a Canadian, always a Canadian,' " Janzen said, noting that officials often pointed out the absence of any expiry date on their citizenship cards."It happened again and again and again."Janzen has helped more than 180 people navigate the expensive and time-intensive process of regaining their citizenship over the years, So far, 160 requests have been approved.Immigration Minister John McCallum could not be reached for comment, but a spokeswoman for Citizenship and Immigration Canada said in an email the government advised those affected "when possible" of the need to apply before the age of 28 to retain their citizenship."As we do not have data on the number of individuals who might have been impacted, we were unable to advise people systematically," Sonia Lesage wrote, adding that the number of people who remain affected is "very small."Lesage said the immigration minister has discretionary authority to grant citizenship in "cases of special and unusual hardship" and she encouraged anyone who thinks they might be affected to contact the department.Pete Giesbrecht knows the fear, frustration and embarrassment of having his citizenship evaporate without warning.The 37-year-old man was called to the police station one morning last November in a small community in southern Manitoba and abruptly told by immigration officials he would be deported unless he voluntarily left the country within 30 days, he said.Giesbrecht was born in Mexico but in 1990 at about the age of eight he moved to Canada, where he grew up, got a job, paid taxes, married a Canadian woman and fathered three children. He doesn't speak Spanish.Sponsored by his wife, Giesbrecht now has a permit allowing him to work in Canada and is partway through the process of becoming a landed immigrant. But hiring an immigration lawyer to fight his initial deportation order and applying for the necessary paperwork wasn't straightforward or cheap, he said."I've spent $7,000 so far," he said, adding that he feels let down by the only country he's ever called home."It burned. It burned a lot. I was extremely embarrassed," he said. "Word spread like wildfire."Janzen said cost is a big challenge for many of the people caught by the 28-year rule, some of whom are "desperately poor.""If your basic legal status is not settled, it's so paralyzing," he said. "For some of them, they've known there's a problem and they've not known how to solve it (so) they've lived under the wire secretly. That's no way to live."While other cases do exist, the issue appears to have had a disproportionate impact on Canada's Mennonite community.James Schellenberg of the Mennonite Central Committee described many of those affected as descendants of Mennonites who, by and large, left Canada in the 1920s for Mexico, Paraguay and elsewhere in Central and South America.Starting in 2003, two years before the first of those who were affected began turning 28, Mennonite officials put advertisements warning of the law in newspapers popular among Mennonites.Some people inquired at immigration offices but officials told them not to worry, said Marvin Dueck, an Ontario-based immigration lawyer who has worked on about 50 lost-citizenship cases."Once a Canadian, always a Canadian. That was a common response," Dueck said. "And once a government official says that, why should they trust the Mennonite Central Committee?"Stefan Janzen of Surrey, B.C., was caught by the 28-year rule but was able to regain his citizenship after years of work."Everyone I talked to seemed very confused. They didn't know what exactly was going on," he said. "They thought I was a citizen but they weren't quite sure."After being directed to file the incorrect paperwork, Janzen eventually made the correct application and had his Canadian status restored at a citizenship ceremony in June 2013.Instead of using a landed-immigrant card to sign in like all the other soon-to-be Canadians, Janzen raised some eyebrows when he presented his Canadian passport.He said he wants the government to find a solution and notify those affected."With technology and computers, they should be able to go through a list and figure out who's in this."— Follow @gwomand on Twitter-Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press
Merchant ships off Yemen brace for more danger after attacks on navy craft-[By Jonathan Saul]-October 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
LONDON (Reuters) - Missile attacks from Yemen on Western military craft risk spilling over into nearby busy sea lanes which could disrupt oil supplies and also other vital goods passing through the tense area, shipping and insurance sources say.While shipping companies have yet to divert ships, there are growing worries that any further escalation could hinder oil supplies and potentially lead to higher insurance costs for shipments.The route is among the world's busiest and used by major shipping groups such as container line Maersk and oil tanker carriers including Norway's Frontline and Iran's NITC, which has benefited this year from the lifting of international sanctions on Tehran.A ship insurance source said some ships coming into Yemeni ports were already switching off their tracking systems, which allow anyone to monitor their movements via the Internet, due to the violence in the country.The source said war risk insurance premiums to Yemeni ports such as Hodaida in the north, already amounted to hundreds of thousands of dollars of cover for every vessel.A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer was targeted on Sunday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, a U.S. military spokesman said, although the ship was not hit.The Houthi movement on Monday denied its forces had carried out a missile attack on a U.S. warship.The attempted strike on the USS Mason came just a week after a United Arab Emirates vessel was attacked by Houthis and suggests growing risks to the U.S. military from Yemen's conflict.The attacks took place around the Bab al-Mandab gateway though which nearly four million barrels of oil are shipped daily to Europe, the United States and Asia."The Bab al-Mandab is a vital artery for shipping," said Gavin Simmonds, security and commercial policy director with the UK Chamber of Shipping."International shipping is totally dependent on the ability of the international community to provide safe transit of commercial vessels along major sea lanes."The UN last week said it took threats to shipping around Bab al-Mandeb "extremely seriously"."It is a deteriorating situation and it is worrying that this longer range weaponry is being used in the area," said Phillip Belcher marine director with INTERTANKO, an association which represents the majority of the world's tanker fleet.Yemen has a 1,900-km (1,181 mile) coastline that also juts into the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea - a vast area to police given international navies are already stretched combating Somali piracy in the region, which had been contained in recent years.The U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence said in a report last week commercial ships in the Red Sea, Bab al-Mandab and Gulf of Aden areas should operate "under a heightened state of alert as increasing tensions in the region escalate the potential for direct or collateral damage to vessels transiting the region".Riyadh is leading a coalition of Arab states which began launching air strikes against the Houthis in Yemen 18 months ago to restore to power ousted President Abd Rabbu Mansour al-Hadi.The war has killed at least 10,000 people and brought parts of Yemen, by far the poorest country in the Arabian peninsula, to the brink of starvation. Both sides accuse the other of war crimes.(Editing by David Evans)
Captured Syrian was Islamic State-inspired, poised to strike: Germany-[Reuters]-By Paul Carrel and Martin Schlicht-October 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
BERLIN/DRESDEN, Germany (Reuters) - A Syrian refugee arrested in Germany on Monday was ready to strike imminently with attacks similar to those in Brussels and Paris, and the suspect was probably inspired by the Islamic State militant group, investigators said.Jaber Albakr, 22, arrived in Germany in February last year during a migrant influx into the country and was granted temporary asylum in June 2015. Officials said he had not previously aroused suspicion.The suspect's background will prove unwelcome news for Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose conservatives have lost support to the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party over her refugee-friendly policy.Speaking during a news conference after talks in Niger's capital Niamey, Merkel lauded German police for the arrest and hinted her government could tighten security laws. "We have to do everything possible, also if necessary change the laws in order to ensure safety of the people in Germany," she said.Police had been looking for the Syrian suspect since he evaded them during a raid on Saturday on an apartment in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, where they found 1.5 kg of highly-charged explosives.They arrested him after acting on a tip-off that other Syrians were holding him at an apartment in Leipzig, around 60 kilometers (37 miles) northwest of Chemnitz."According to what we know, the preparations in Chemnitz are similar to the preparations for the attacks in Paris and Brussels," federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said.Islamic State gunmen and bombers killed some 130 people in the French capital in November and the militant group claimed responsibility for suicide bomb attacks in the Belgian capital four months later that left at least 30 people dead.Joerg Michaelis, president of the Saxony state criminal investigation office, told a news conference in Dresden that Albakr was likely to have been inspired by Islamic State. "The behavior of the suspect speaks for an IS context," he said.-IN THE CROSSHAIRS-Stephan Mayer, a senior lawmaker with Merkel's Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union (CSU), said Germany's security agencies needed to be consulted more intensively in the authorities' handling of refugees."Germany is in the crosshairs of Islamist terror, just like France, Belgium or Britain," Mayer told television station n-tv. "We must be very careful."Merkel said last month she wished she could "turn back the time by many, many years" to have better prepared for last year's arrival of almost 1 million migrants. In power since 2005, she has yet to say whether she will seek a fourth term as chancellor in a federal election next year.Michaelis said the explosives found in the Chemnitz flat were similar to those used in the Paris and Brussels attacks.Markus Ulbig, interior minister in the eastern state of Saxony, told the Dresden news conference that investigations had not yet determined the target Albakr aimed to attack."...The work (of the investigators) has shown that we have prevented an imminent attack," he said.Police identified a second suspect as 33-year-old Khalil A., who was also from Syria and entered Germany in November last year. He was arrested at Chemnitz train station on Saturday and has been remanded in custody.A spokesman for the federal interior ministry said it was too soon to say whether Albakr was part of a larger network. Two other suspects detained on Saturday were released on Sunday.In July, the Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for two attacks in the western German state of Bavaria - one on a train near Wuerzburg and the other at a music festival in Ansbach that wounded 20 people.(Additional reporting by Joseph Nasr and Michael Nienaber in Berlin and Andreas Rinke in Niamey; Editing by Mark Heinrich)
On Greece's Lesbos, migrants remain in limbo in squalid camps-[By Karolina Tagaris]-October 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) - The flow of new arrivals has slowed to a trickle, but thousands of migrants remain in limbo on Greece's islands, in grim camps they liken to prisons.Seven months since the European Union and Turkey signed a deal to shut off the route taken by a million people last year, boats now rarely arrive on Lesbos, once at the centre of the human tide. Beaches have been largely cleared of lifejackets and deflated rubber boats.But nearly 6,000 migrants are stranded in the island's two camps, nearly twice their intended capacity. Few are even permitted to travel on to the Greek mainland. Many local people bitterly resent their presence.Tensions and violence erupt frequently. A fire swept through part of Moria camp, a disused hilltop military base, after a protest in September, forcing thousands to flee.Police are investigating the alleged rape of a Pakistani teenager by four other Pakistani youths. Women say they are constantly scared of sexual harassment."They said here is a camp, but here is a jail," Kamal Hassan Hussein, a 30-year-old Somali, said outside Moria."Everyday we think about how we find food, how we get water, how we go to the toilet," he said. Queues for pasta or potatoes could be two hours long."Here I'm in jail," he repeated. "It's difficult to contact family, its difficult to eat food, it's difficult to sleep."About 5,000 migrants are currently in Moria, originally designed to swiftly identify genuine asylum seekers and those eligible for the EU relocation program.Journalists are not allowed in Moria, a camp run by the Greek government. A spokesman for the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said people were sleeping in makeshift, closely-packed tents put up by relief organisations."UNHCR has found the camps on the islands still overcrowded, with difficult living conditions," Roland Schoenbauer said.Many tents could not withstand winter rain and wind and had no heating, while sanitation in the camps was poor, he said.Heavy rainfall over the weekend turned the dusty paths between the tents into mud.Amnesty International says food, including baby milk, is often scarce in Moria, and shower and toilet facilities are "extremely unhygienic". Migrants say fights break out in food queues, and the police do little to protect the vulnerable.-"LOSE, LOSE, LOSE"-Across the islands, about 15,000 are in camps built for 7,900.Under the EU-Turkey deal, asylum-seekers cannot travel beyond Greece and, usually, not even beyond the islands until their claims are processed."It's simply not possible to pack more people in the same space," Schoenbauer said. "It's a lose, lose, lose situation if the number of asylum-seekers is not brought down on the islands."Nearly 50,000 more people, mainly Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans, are in camps across Greece, some living in abandoned warehouses.Many are eligible for an EU scheme meant to relocate 160,000 migrants from Greece and Italy to other European countries over two years, but only a small fraction of that number have been moved so far.Local people fear the crisis has dealt a mortal blow to the economy of an island once popular with British holidaymakers."Tourism has been hit a lot," said Nikos Baharakis, a pensioner in the village of Moria, near the camp.Even his brother, who lives in Germany, preferred to holiday on Corfu last year rather than Lesbos, he said."The number of migrants must be reduced immediately," said Fotis Papaefstratiou, a former community leader, "for the island to breathe again."(Editing by Andrew Roche)
Yemen's Houthis respond to air strike with missile attack-[By Mohammed Ghobari]-October 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi movement launched a ballistic missile deep into Saudi Arabia and may have also fired on a U.S. warship, two days after an apparent Saudi-led air strike killed 140 mourners at a funeral attended by powerful tribal leaders.Saturday's air strike ripped through a wake attended by some of the country's top political and security officials, outraging Yemeni society and potentially galvanising powerful tribes to join the Houthis in opposing a Saudi-backed exiled government.On Monday, a Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen said it had intercepted a missile fired by the Houthis at a military base in Taif in central Saudi Arabia, striking deeper then ever before in the latest in a series of more than a dozen missile attacks.A missile was also fired at Marib in central Yemen, a base for pro-government militiamen and troops who have struggled to advance on the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa.A U.S. military spokesman said two missiles were fired from Houthi-held territory at the USS Mason, a guided missile destroyer sailing north of the strategic Bab al-Mandab strait. Neither missile hit the ship.The Houthis denied firing at the U.S. ship.Riyadh is leading a coalition of Arab states which began launching air strikes in Yemen 18 months ago to restore to power ousted President Abd Rabbu Mansour al-Hadi, who was driven from the capital two years ago by the Houthis.The Houthis, fighters from a Shi'ite sect that ruled a thousand-year kingdom in northern Yemen until 1962, are allied to Hadi's predecessor Ali Abdullah Saleh. They have the support of many army units and control most of the north including the capital Sanaa.The war has killed at least 10,000 people and brought parts of Yemen, by far the poorest country in the Arabian peninsula, to the brink of starvation. Both sides accuse the other of war crimes.The Saudis say the Houthis are stooges of their enemy Iran. The Houthis say they have led a national revolt against a corrupt government, and the country is now being punished by its rich and aggressive Gulf Arab neighbours with U.S. political and military support.Riyadh has denied responsibility for Saturday's air strike.Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday Saudi Arabia should be held accountable for war crimes in Yemen."Not only Saudi Arabia, but also those who have supported the aggression by the Saudi-led coalition against Yemeni people should be held accountable for the war crimes perpetrated in Yemen over the past year and a half," Zarif was quoted as saying by Iranian state-funded Press TV on Monday in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.Zarif also called on Ban to facilitate Iran sending a plane carrying humanitarian aides to Sanaa.Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies have launched thousands of air strikes against the Houthis and have imposed a naval blockade that has restricted access to imports for a country that depends on buying food abroad to feed itself.This month the Houthis launched a missile at a ship from the United Arab Emirates and at government positions on a island at the strategic 20 km (12 mile)-wide Bab al-Mandab strait, which controls the mouth of the Red Sea, on the main shipping route from the Indian Ocean to Europe through the Suez Canal.Among the dead in the funeral bombing on Saturday were notables straddling the country's many political divides, threatening to harden the will of powerful armed tribes around the capital who may make common cause with the Houthis."Despite all the massacres that have happened in this war, attacking a funeral is unprecedented and crosses a major red line in Yemeni culture," said Farea al-Muslimi, an analyst at the Sanaa Centre for Strategic studies."The air strikes killed powerful people, and their tribes and families will be drawn closer to the Houthis as they all try to retaliate."(Reporting By Noah Browning and Mohammed Ghobari, additional reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin, editing by Sami Aboudi and Peter Graff)
Britain says to take in Calais migrant children-[Reuters]-October 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Britain will honour a commitment to take in migrant children from the "Jungle" camp in the French port city of Calais, home secretary Amber Rudd said on Monday, urging France to help her speed the process.Rudd said progress had been made at a meeting with French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to help resettle unaccompanied children in the camp to Britain or to a safe children's centre while any necessary paperwork is processed.Britain has been accused of dragging its heels on helping move the around 1,000 unaccompanied children in the Jungle, an overcrowded camp which is home to nearly 10,000 people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.Paris has said the camp will be demolished soon."The UK government has made clear its commitment to resettle vulnerable children under the Immigration Act and ensure that those with links to the UK are brought here using the Dublin regulation," Rudd told parliament.Under EU rules known as the Dublin regulation, asylum seekers must make an initial claim in the first country they reach, but can have their application examined in another if, for example, they have relatives living there."We have made good progress today but there is much more work to do," Rudd said, referring to the meeting with Cazeneuve where the two sides agreed to speed up the process of moving the children before the camp is demolished.Rudd said more than 80 unaccompanied children have been accepted for transfer under the Dublin regulation since the beginning of this year and urged France to come up with a list of those who are also eligible to move under EU rules.Earlier, Cazeneuve said he would press the case for Britain to honour its commitment to take in the children after the Red Cross charity said many had been held back by bureaucracy."Of the estimated 1,000 unaccompanied children who are currently living in the Calais Jungle, 178 have been identified as having family ties to the UK. This gives them the right to claim asylum in the same country," the Red Cross said.Calais is one of several places in western Europe faced with huge build-ups of migrants.More than 11,000 were rescued in just 48 hours last week off the coast of Libya as they sought to cross the sea to Europe.(Reporting by Brian Love and Michel Rose in Paris, Elizabeth Piper in London,; Editing by Stephen Addison)
TRUMP JUST COMPLETELY CLEANED HOUSE ON THAT LIBERAL-DEMOCRATIC HITLER 2ND CLINTON.
Trump threatens jail time, Clinton says rival's campaign is 'exploding'-[Reuters]-By Steve Holland and Emily Stephenson-October 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Donald Trump, defiant amid a tide of criticism of his sexually aggressive remarks about women, said Hillary Clinton would go to jail if he were president and attacked her husband for his treatment of women in a vicious presidential debate less than a month before the U.S. election.The Sunday night debate, the second of three before the Nov. 8 vote, was remarkable for the brutal nature of the exchanges between Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, and Clinton, his Democratic rival.The New York businessman called Clinton a "devil" who repeatedly lies, someone with tremendous hate in her heart. The former secretary of state called Trump an abuser of women who is unfit for the White House.There was a palpable sense of mutual contempt as they stood on stage, refusing to shake hands at the start. Moderators Anderson Cooper of CNN and Martha Raddatz of ABC both seemed at points to be grimly watching two trains collide.Through it all, Trump, 70, and Clinton, 68, both landed punches as they clashed over taxes, healthcare, U.S. policy in the Syria civil war and Clinton's comments that half of Trump's supporters belonged in a "basket of deplorables."Trump took the stage in St. Louis, Missouri, at the most perilous time of his 16-month-old candidacy.He gave a more disciplined performance than at the first debate two weeks ago, but left Republicans torn over whether to publicly abandon a badly wounded candidate who is endangering closely contested congressional races, or to stand behind him in the dimming hope he can still win them the White House.A 2005 video, made public on Friday, of Trump making predatory remarks about women prompted a stampede of Republican politicians to abandon him during the weekend.On Monday, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway called Trump's comment over jailing Clinton "a quip." She told MSNBC what Trump critics have already noted, that, "whether she goes to jail is not up to Donald Trump."Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook told NBC that Trump had not appeared to take the video seriously. "Donald Trump came to try to rescue his spiraling campaign," Mook said.-REPUBLICAN CONCERNS-Even after the debate, party leaders remained concerned that Trump had not shown enough contrition over the remarks to win over independents and women voters who could decide the election.He again described the comments as "locker-room talk" and said he had never kissed or groped women without their permission, despite having bragged about doing so on the video that emerged on Friday.President Bill Clinton had done worse to women, Trump said in one of several forceful attacks that may reinforce his popularity with his core supporters who detest the Democratic nominee.Hillary Clinton responded that Trump's comments showed he is unfit for the White House."He has said the video doesn’t represent who he is but I think it’s clear to anyone who heard it that it represents exactly who he is," Clinton said.She accused Trump of dodging a discussion of policy issues to avoid talking about his campaign because of “the way yours is exploding and Republicans are leaving you."A CNN/ORC snap poll of debate watchers found that 57 percent thought Clinton won the encounter, versus 34 percent for Trump. U.S. stock futures and the Mexican peso jumped as markets saw less chance of a Trump victory.Trump's plans to slap tariffs on imports and renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are seen as negative for Mexico and Canada, which is why their currencies swing when his odds of winning change.-TRUMP VOWS PROSECUTION-Early in the 90-minute debate, Trump said he would appoint a special prosecutor to look into Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as President Barack Obama's secretary of state from 2009-2013.Clinton said, "You know it’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in this country.” Trump shot back: “Because you’d be in jail.”A nearly year-long FBI investigation into the emails concluded earlier this year that no charges should be filed, although FBI Director James Comey said Clinton had been careless in her handling of sensitive material.In a startling admission, Trump dismissed a statement from his vice presidential running mate, Mike Pence, last week in which Pence said the United States should be prepared to intervene militarily in Syria."He and I haven't spoken, and I disagree," Trump said.Pence, already the subject of rumors that he might bolt the Trump ticket in disgust at the lewd video, tried to quell the rumors by praising Trump on Twitter after the debate.On Monday, he stood by Trump and said his position on Syria had been mischaracterized in Sunday's debate."I'm proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with him," Indiana Governor Pence said on Fox News, adding that he looked forward to hitting the campaign trail later on Monday.Responding to an Oct. 1 New York Times story, Trump acknowledged using investment losses to avoid paying taxes, saying "of course I do." The Times reported he took so substantial a tax deduction on a declared $916 million loss in 1995 that he could legally have avoided paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years.-MOVING FREELY AROUND THE STAGE-The debate's town hall-style format allowed the candidates to move freely around the stage and address the questioners directly.Clinton frequently stood directly in front of the questioners to try to connect with voters. At times Trump stood almost over her shoulder, or wandered the stage, while she spoke. He paced, frowned and physically loomed over Clinton, prompting bewilderment and mockery from some on social media.Clinton defended her remark at a fundraiser in September in which she said half of Trump's supporters were part of a "basket of deplorables.""Within hours I said I was sorry about the way I talked about that, because my problem is not with his supporters, it's with him," Clinton said.Asked at the end to name one thing each admired about the other, Clinton said she respected his children for their ability and devotion to Trump. In response, Trump called her a fighter and said he admired her for her refusal to give up.As the moderators announced the end of the debate, the two candidates turned toward each other and shook hands.Their next and last debate is on Oct. 19.(Writing by Steve Holland and John Whitesides; Additional reporting by Amanda Becker, Amy Tennery, Michelle Conlin, James Oliphant and Susan Heavey; Editing by Howard Goller and Frances Kerry)
Top U.S. Republican Ryan distances himself from Trump White House bid-[By Richard Cowan]-October 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Ryan, the top Republican in the U.S. Congress, said on Monday he would not defend Donald Trump nor campaign with him, plunging the Republican candidate's presidential bid deeper into crisis over his sexually aggressive remarks about women.Ryan, speaker of the House of Representatives, also signaled he was preparing for Democrat Hillary Clinton to win the White House in the Nov. 8 presidential and congressional election.In an emergency conference call with Republican lawmakers, Ryan said he would now focus on protecting the party's majorities in Congress, to ensure that Clinton does not get a "blank check" in the form of a Democrat-controlled Capitol Hill, a source familiar with the call said.It is extremely rare for a House Speaker to turn his back on his party's presidential nominee. Ryan's move illustrated the extent of the upheaval triggered by the emergence on Friday of a video tape from 2005 showing Trump crudely bragging about groping women and making unwanted sexual advances.Ryan, the country's highest ranking elected Republican, said he could not defend Trump nor campaign with him in the coming 30 days, the source said.But he did not completely cut ties to the New York businessman, whose volatile campaign has created the Republican Party's biggest crisis in decades. Ryan went back on the conference call later to clarify that he was not withdrawing his endorsement, a source said.Republican members of Congress are worried that Trump's campaign could ruin their chances of holding their majorities in the House and Senate in November and inflict long-term damage on the party. Ryan has been a frequent critic of Trump, who has never previously run for office.The call was arranged to work out how to handle the fallout from Friday's video. During a weekend dominated by criticism of Trump over the lewd remarks about women, a string of members of Congress, governors and other prominent Republicans called on him to drop out of the race.Nearly half of all 332 incumbent Republican senators, congress members and governors have condemned Trump’s remarks, and roughly 1 in 10 have called on him to drop out of the race, according to a Reuters review of official statements and local news coverage.But any attempt to replace Trump on the ballot this close to Election Day would face huge legal and logistical hurdles.A defiant Trump went on the offensive in a vicious presidential debate on Sunday, saying former Secretary of State Clinton would go to jail if he were president and attacking her husband, Bill Clinton, for his treatment of women.The debate, the second of three before the vote, was remarkable for the brutal nature of the exchanges between the two.An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released on Monday showed Clinton increasing the lead she has held for months.The survey, conducted on Saturday and Sunday but before the debate, showed Clinton with 46 percent support among likely voters in a four-way matchup, compared to 35 percent for Trump.U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, on Friday called Trump's comments on the videotape "repugnant." But he has not withdrawn his support for Trump and has not commented since his initial remarks.(Additional reporting by Susan Cornwell, David Morgan and Susan Heavey; Writing by Alistair Bell; Editing by Frances Kerry)
Links to this post: