Friday, December 09, 2016
GAYS-LESBIENS CRY FOUL AGAINST FORCES.
13 If a man also lie with mankind,(ANOTHER MAN) as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind,(ANOTHER MAN) as with womankind: it is abomination.
2 TIMOTHY 3:3
3 Without natural affection,(HOMOSEXUALS) trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
1 CORINTHIANS 6:9,
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,(HARDENED SODOMITE RAINBOW GROUPERRS) nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:(HOMOSEXUALITY,AND ALL SEX SINS)
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:(LESBIENS)
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly,(SODOMITES) and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.(AIDS ETC)
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
GOD CREATED THEM MALE AND FEMALE IN MARRIAGE
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply,(HAVE LOTS OF CHILDREN) and replenish the earth,(HOMOSEXUALS CAN NOT REPLENISH THE EARTH WITH CHILDREN)(BY HAVING SEX WITH EACH OTHER) and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
Lawsuit against Forces alleges discrimination against gays and lesbians-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-December 8, 2016
HALIFAX — A former member of the Canadian Forces has launched a lawsuit against Ottawa over alleged discrimination based on her sexual orientation.Lawyer John McKiggan says in the statement of claim, which has not been proven in court, that between the 1950s and 1990s the Canadian government engaged in a campaign to identify, harass and purge lesbians and gays from the Armed Forces.The lawsuit, submitted on Tuesday, spans the years 1969 to 1995 and applies to anyone who served in Atlantic Canada.It names Nova Scotia resident Alida Satalic as the representative plaintiff in the class action, saying the former postal clerk who is a lesbian was mistreated and harassed.It says she was repeatedly interrogated by investigation units on the pretext of security screenings, and was asked about her sexual relationships in detail.The claim says she dropped out of the military 1989 after learning she had no career prospects, re-enrolled in 1993 and then left again years later.According to court documents, Satalic joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1981 at Canadian Forces Base Cornwallis in Deep Brook, N.S., and served at three bases.It says after she told investigators about her sexual orientation, Satalic was given the option of staying in the military with no further training or promotions, or a release from service as "Not Advantageously Employable."She accepted the release.The statement of claim says Satalic's career, earnings and pension all suffered.An email from a Canadian Armed Forces official said DND is aware of the lawsuit and is reviewing the details to determine its next steps.The lawsuit is claiming $100 million for the federal government's breach of duty of care, fiduciary duty and violation of charter rights, plus a further $50 million in punitive damages.In wider allegations, the lawsuit says a special security team created in 1946 harassed known homosexuals until the mid-1990s, long after Canada decriminalized homosexual sex in 1969. The Canadian Press
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.
Italy starts talks on post-Renzi government By Eszter Zalan-DEC 8,16-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 09:28-Italian politicians are set to begin talks on the formation of a new cabinet, a day after prime minister Matteo Renzi formally left his post following the crushing rejection of his constitutional reforms in a referendum on Sunday (4 December).President Sergio Mattarella could name a new prime minister by the weekend, with members of Renzi's cabinet among the frontrunners.One possible candidate is 66-year-old finance minister Pier Carlo Padoan, who helped Renzi's efforts ro revive the economy and stabilise the banking system. He has previously worked with the World Bank and the European Central Bank.Another candidate is 71-year-old Pietro Grasso, president of the Senate, an anti-mafia prosecutor, who has close ties to Mattarella as he investigated the Sicilian mafia’s murder of Mattarella’s brother in the 1980s.-Renzi gone-Renzi resigned after the Senate passed the budget bill, ironically giving his government a vote of confidence.But the 41-year-old tied his premiership to the approval of his reforms in Sunday's referendum. In the event, 59 percent of voters rejected the proposals."Budget law approved. Formal resignation at 1900. Thanks to everyone and viva l'Italia!" Renzi tweeted.Opposition parties, especially the populist Five Star Movement that campaigned hard for a No during the referendum campaign, are calling for early elections. Far-right Northern League has threatened to take people to the streets if elections are not called.Speaking to his Democratic Party's (PD) leadership, Renzi said PD was "not afraid of anything or anybody, if other parties want to go to the polls".General elections are due in 2018.Renzi might try to retain his leadership of the party, so he could emerge as a candidate when elections are held.On Wednesday, Moody's ratings agency downgraded Italy's outlook for sovereign debt to negative from stable, saying the failure of the constitutional referendum slowed reform progress and left Italy more exposed to unforeseen shocks.The political turmoil casts a shadow on the fragile banking system too, with Italy’s third largest lender, Monte dei Paschi bank, needing to raise €5 billion. Investors are not eager and the new government might have to save the bank.
British MPs back May's Brexit timetable By Aleksandra Eriksson-DEC 8,16-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 09:16-British lawmakers backed prime minister Theresa May's Brexit timetable on Wednesday (7 December) after she promised to present more detail on the government's strategy and objectives for leaving the EU.MPs approved the non-binding motion by 448 votes to 75. It said parliament "should respect the wishes of the UK as expressed in the referendum on June 23", when 52 percent of the Brits voted to leave the bloc.It was the first time the parliament voted to endorse May's promise to invoke article 50 of the EU treaty, which would formally set off the negotiations to leave the EU, by March.Broad backing behind the motion indicated that few MPs would be willing to block Brexit.The lawmakers also said they had a right to "properly scrutinise" the government and demanded that it publishes a "plan" for leaving the EU before article 50 is invoked.They agreed there should be no disclosure of material that could damage the UK's negotiating position.The prime minister has been secretive about the government's plans, saying she would not give a "running commentary" on Brexit negotiations. The opposition Labour party has repeatedly argued that the government has no exit strategy.She now conceded to more openness, partly to stem a rebellion among her own Tory MPs who demanded more insight into the government's dealings.But the government remained vague on how much insight it will give to parliament and when it will publish the exit plan."This word 'plan' is used in an extremely vague way," said senior conservative Ken Clarke, a Remain campaigner."I will make as much information as possible available without prejudicing our negotiating position," said David Davis, the Brexit minister.Labour Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said his party would challenge it again if the government only offered a “late, vague plan”.Twenty-three Labour MPs still voted against the motion, and their leadership, because of the lack of Tory assurances.The EU Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, told a news conference before the vote on Tuesday that Britons should start negotiations "the sooner the better”.He said negotiations had to conclude in just 18 months - by October 2018.Meanwhile, Britain's supreme court is holding a hearing this week on the government's appeal against a high court ruling that said it must seek parliamentary approval before invoking Article 50.Lord Pannick, a lawyer for the claimant Gina Miller, told the court on Wednesday the Brexit referendum did not have the legal force to overrule parliamentary sovereignty.Supreme court president David Neuberger replied that it would be "a bit surprising" that an act such as the referendum wouldn't have a legal effect.Thursday will be the last day of hearings in the appeal. It will give the government a chance to reply to claimants' arguments.The supreme court is expected to deliver its ruling early next year, and is not bound by the parliament's non-binding vote.
EU public lacks voice on banking laws By Peter Teffer-DEC 8,16-EUOBSERVER
Brussels, Today, 09:29-The complexity of financial laws is “an obstacle” that prevents the “man in the street” from influencing the lawmaking process, a high-ranking civil servant in the European Commission said on Wednesday (8 December).“The complexity of EU law is an obstacle for civil society to take its fair share in the discussion,” said the commission's Eric Ducoulombier.Ducoulombier heads a unit responsible for inter-institutional relations, planning, and stakeholders’ relations in the commission's financial services branch.He spoke at a conference about how civil society can make its voice heard in the sector.“We are not fully there yet, I fully admit this,” said Ducoulombier, adding that there is “asymmetry” between those representing the public interest and those representing the interests of financial firms.Ducoulombier’s remarks underlined the findings of a report by Finance Watch, an NGO in Brussels.Finance Watch held eight workshops over the past two years in which both private citizens and civil society groups said they “did not feel able” to influence regulation of big banks.-Complex, expensive-The two main reasons were complexity and lack of resources.“Banking regulation both internationally and nationally is dominated by technical and expert rule-making and enforcement,” the report said.“This tends to block the public from participating and representing their own interests in the domain of bank regulation.”The report said that EU “consultations” with stakeholders, including the general public, allow for tweaks on details, but not on core ideas.It said that by the time the public is consulted, the “scope [of the regulations] is already defined” by technical experts.On many occasions, the scope is set by international bodies even further away from public scrutiny and merely implemented by the EU.On lack of resources, several potential participants did not even have the time to go the Finance Watch workshops.They said “they simply don't have the time and/or staff to dedicate to a full-day workshop on banking, a non-core, non-funded issue for them”.-Public interest-According to its 2015 annual report, Finance Watch itself had a budget of €1.5 million.By contrast, the Corporate Europe Observatory, a pro-transparency NGO in Brussels, recently estimated that the financial sector spends €120 million per year on lobbying in Brussels and employs 1,700 people to do it.Part of the problem is that banking and finance is not as catchy a topic as, for instance, environmental affairs.The 2008 financial crisis prompted rare street protests against big banks.The EU bailouts and austerity that ensued also fuelled eurosceptic movements, many of which continue to flourish.But environmental NGOs, such as Greenpeace International, find it much easier to mobilise public support. Greenpeace International raises over €300 million a year in grants and donations. Finance Watch's last year raised only half a million from private donors, foundations and members.Even the lesser known Friends of the Earth Europe had an income of €5 million last year.Banks themselves recognise that there is a lack of public awareness on what they do.“It is so hard to get people interested in finance,” said Wim Mijs, who heads the European Banking Federation, a lobby group in the EU capital.The EU has tried to help fill this gap.Finance Watch itself was born in 2011 out of a concern by MEPs that there should be a civil society group focusing on the public interest in financial legislation.Over half of Finance Watch's budget comes from EU funds, and last summer the European Commission proposed to provide up to €6 million to Finance Watch and a second NGO, Better Finance, in the 2017-2020 period.The EU parliament is expected to vote on the commission proposal in March.Ducoulombier, on Wednesday, admitted that the sum is a modest one, but said it would still help to redress the balance.“You could say: '€6 million, compared to the firing power [of the financial sector lobby] this is peanuts'. Maybe,” he said.
Interview-Slovak minister defends EU presidency compromises By Eric Maurice-DEC 8,16-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 11:59-Slovakia achieved what it could on financial issues during its six-month EU presidency, its finance state secretary Ivan Lesay said."The priorities that we had pretty much correspond to the areas in which we achieved some successes," he told EUobserver on Tuesday (6 December), after Slovakia chaired its last finance ministers council meeting in Brussels.The last decision taken by ministers was to approve the extension of the European Commission's flagship investment programme, the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) - better known as the Juncker plan.Depending on a future agreement with the European Parliament, EFSI will continue until 2020 with the aim of raising €500 billion to help projects and companies in Europe.Ministers endorsed the extension proposal despite misgivings about the real impact of the plan so far and about the fund's functioning. They were quickly criticised by a one of the parliament's negotiators who said that they "closed their eyes to difficulties"."You can always have more but it is fine. As a presidency we are happy to have a deal," Lesay said.He admitted that before it took over the EU presidency in July, his government shared concerns over "additionality", the principle that the EFSI should only help projects that would not happen without its support."We defended the principle of additionality," Lesay said. "We stressed that if the EFSI was a vehicle for investments that would happen anyway it would not make sense."The Slovak state secretary noted that his country was "happy to learn that additionality was also a priority for many member states" and that they could add provisions on that issue to the commission's original plan.Lesay said that on tax evasion, another key issue of its presidency, Slovakia also went as far as it could.EU finance ministers agreed on criteria to establish a black list of tax havens, and member states at lower levels agreed on issues such as corporate tax and administrative cooperation on VAT. The EU also signed tax cooperation agreements with Norway and Monaco.Lesay insisted the black-list agreement was "a good deal", adding: "It was a very surprising achievement which not many stakeholders expected it would happen."The criteria for the tax-haven black list did not include minimal corporate tax rates because some countries, like the UK, were opposed.-'Difficult' tax deal-Lesay admitted that the deal "was difficult" because of strong national interests, and that Slovakia had to "make a compromise that is not really the most ambitious.""The commission and hardliners [who wanted more extensive criteria] were not happy, but that is the price to pay," he noted.Slovakia took the helm of EU ministers council just days after the UK voted to leave the EU.Lesay said that "formally there was no impact because the UK is still a member" but that "informally there was some impact" because it added "a sense of uncertainty" to the ministers' work.Part of the questioning that followed the Brexit vote was about the future of the EMU, the Economic and Monetary Union."Right after the referendum, you could see two kinds of reaction," the Slovak state secretary said. "Those who are in favour of deepening [the eurozone] said that their views had been vindicated, those against said that the game was over and that we need to defend what we have."But during its presidency, Slovakia only steered a discussion that started last year over the Five President's Report - a set of propositions to reform and deepen the eurozone made by the presidents of the European Commission, Central Bank, Council and Parliament, with the Eurogroup president.-'Not naive'-"We have tried to move in the direction of some common economic stabilisation instruments," Lesay explained, adding that there were no discussion on political union or treaty changes."We were not naive enough to think that we would achieve some major breakthrough, but it would be naive to think that the eurozone would be able to continue unchanged," he said to summarise his country's approach.Talks were more on "how that could be handled within the current institutional and legislative framework," he said, "focusing more on investment or creating some instruments focused on unemployment at European level".Lesay, who is Slovakia's representative in the Euro Working Group - the group that prepares Eurogroup meetings at ministers level - and led the negotiations for the EU 2017 budget, said Slovakia would now be "more free to take the floor".He said however that his country's priorities would be the same as a simple member state than as the council chair."What we will say will not be different to what we said during our EU presidency," he insisted.
Viola Desmond to be first Canadian woman to grace face of banknote-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-December 8, 2016
GATINEAU, Que. — Viola Desmond, often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre, will be the first woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote.Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Desmond will grace the front of the $10 bill when the next series goes into circulation in 2018."Today is about recognizing the incalculable contribution that all women have had and continue to have in shaping Canada’s story. Viola Desmond’s own story reminds all of us that big change can start with moments of dignity and bravery," Morneau told a news conference in Gatineau, Que."She represents courage, strength and determination—qualities we should all aspire to every day."Desmond’s sister Wanda Robson, who was instrumental in making Desmond's story more widely known, was on hand for the announcement."It’s a big day to have a woman on a bank note, but it’s an especially big day to have your big sister on a bank note," she said. "Our family is extremely proud and honoured."Others on the short list were poet E. Pauline Johnson; Elsie MacGill, who received an electrical engineering degree from the University of Toronto in 1927; Quebec suffragette Idola Saint-Jean; and 1928 Olympic medallist Fanny Rosenfeld, a track and field athlete.Famous Five activist Nellie McClung, the Alberta suffragette who fought in the 1920s for women to be legally recognized as persons in Canada, was for many Canadians the most obvious omission from the short list.There were more than 26,000 submissions from the public, which was later whittled down to 461 eligible nominees who had Canadian citizenship and had been dead for at least 25 years.Others who didn't make the cut included "Anne of Green Gables" author Lucy Maud Montgomery; B.C. artist Emily Carr; and Manitoba author Gabrielle Roy.In a recent online survey, 27 per cent of respondents made McClung the No. 1 choice, with Quebec politician Therese Casgrain, MacGill, Montgomery, Carr and Desmond rounding out the top six choices.The Bank of Canada's independent advisory council said it was looking for nominees who overcame barriers, inspired others or left a lasting legacy.By every measure, Desmond fits that bill.A businesswoman turned civil libertarian, Desmond built a business as a beautician and, through her beauty school, was a mentor to young black women in Nova Scotia.It was in 1946 when she rejected racial discrimination by sitting in a whites-only section of a New Glasgow movie theatre. She was arrested and fined; her actions inspired later generations of black people in Nova Scotia and the rest of Canada."She believed you could only be successful in life with an education, especially if you were a young black person," Robson said. "If I used bad grammar, she always corrected me — in a nice way, of course — all the time.""If you wanted another lady, other than the Queen, to be on the bill, you've chosen the right person. At least, I think so."The bank's advisory council received more than 18,000 submissions during a public call for nominations earlier this year.While it's the first time a woman other than the Queen has been on the face of a Canadian banknote, the Famous Five suffragettes, along with Casgrain, were featured on the back side of a $50 bill unveiled in 2004.The women were dropped from the bill in 2011 when a new polymer version was introduced.The Canadian Press
European Parliament committee says reject EU-Canada trade deal-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-December 8, 2016
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An EU-Canada free trade deal will destroy jobs in Europe and should be rejected, a committee of the European Parliament concluded on Thursday.The European Union and Canada signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in October, but only after hesitation in Austria other countries and opposition from a region of Belgium.and CETA needs backing from the European Parliament and that vote is expected in February.The employment committee voted 27-24 for a motion saying the 751-seat parliament should not give its approval to the deal, saying studies showed it could lead to 204,000 EU job losses.Parliament's trade committee is the lead body responsible for CETA, but before it holds a vote in January, other committees are allowed to offer their opinions. The environment and foreign affairs committees are also expected to give a view, with the latter expected to be in favor. CETA has struggled to secure approval in Europe some two years after the two sides reached a deal.Even after the European Parliament vote, CETA would only enter force provisionally, most likely in the form of import tariff removal, as it needs approval from the EU's 28 member states and Belgium's regions.Supporters say CETA will increase Canadian-EU trade by 20 percent and boost the EU economy by 12 billion euros ($13 billion) a year and Canada's by C$12 billion ($9 billion).The main focus of protests against CETA is the system to protect foreign company's investments against state intervention. Critics say its arbitration panels to rule on disputes allow multinational companies to dictate public policy, such as on environmental standards.(Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop; Editing by Janet Lawrence)
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)
RCMP seize 127kg of cocaine in drug smuggling investigation-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-December 8, 2016
LAC SAINT-FRANCOIS, Que. — RCMP say they have seized 127 kilograms of cocaine and made three arrests in a drug smuggling investigation in southwestern Quebec.Investigators say they uncovered a scheme to import large quantities of cocaine destined for the Montreal market by routing it through Los Angeles and Houston.They say the accused were also involved trafficking cannabis and illegal tobacco.Police say the investigation centred on the Lac Saint-Francois area, and officers also searched homes in Saint-Zotique, Que., and Lancaster, Ont.They have identified one of the accused as Jaime Flores, 50, who they say was already facing drug trafficking charges in an investigation into organized crime.Flores is due in court Thursday to face charges of conspiracy, drug importation and possession for the purpose of trafficking.The other two accused, whose names have not been released, will appear in court at a later date.The Canadian Press
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places,(DIFFERNT PLACES AT THE SAME TIME) and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
Quake magnitude 6.5 reported off coast of Northern California: USGS-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-December 8, 2016
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 was reported off the coast of Northern California on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.The quake was centered about 102 miles (165 kilometers) in the Pacific Ocean west of Ferndale, California, at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 km), according to the USGS.There was no tsunami warning, advisory or threat in effect following the earthquake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center of the National Weather Service said on its website.The quake was first reported with a 6.9 magnitude but downgraded to 6.5.Some social media users said they felt the tremor in San Francisco, about 260 miles (418.43 km) south."That was a big one," wrote Twitter user Antonis Papatsaras from the Bay Area city."Felt 20 seconds of very light shaking," tweeted another San Francisco resident, Lila LaHodd.(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles and Gina Cherelus in New York; Editing by Bill Trott)
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)
U.S. forecaster sees weak La Niña likely to fade in early 2017-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-December 8, 2016
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. government weather forecaster on Thursday said weak La Niña conditions were present but favored to dissipate in the coming months.The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center said in a monthly forecast that conditions were likely to transition back to neutral during January through March.The report said La Niña would likely bring above-average temperatures and below-median precipitation across much of the southern tier of the United States and the reverse in the northern tier.Typically less damaging than El Niño, La Niña is characterized by unusually cold ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean and tends to occur unpredictably every two to seven years. Severe occurrences have been linked to floods and droughts.(Reporting by Chris Prentice; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)
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)
Tigris lioness: Iraqi militiawoman fights for revenge against Islamic State-[Reuters]-By Isabel Coles-YAHOONEWS-December 8, 2016
MAKHMUR, Iraq (Reuters) - Wearing a camouflage cap over her headscarf, Miaad al-Jubbouri cuts an unusual figure among the hundreds of men fighting to retake a village from Islamic State in northern Iraq.The mother of five was the sole woman among a joint force of Iraqi army and tribal militias who attacked the village of Kanous on Wednesday - one of multiple fronts in a campaign to drive the insurgents from their remaining strongholds in Iraq.Like the men around her, Jubbouri said her motive for taking up arms was hatred of Islamic State, which overran large parts of the country more than two years ago, meting out brutal punishments and killing its opponents, including several of her cousins.But unlike them, her mere presence on the battlefield goes against the weight of tradition in a society where women are often confined to the home and seldom seen near the frontlines, except when fleeing."These soldiers are all my brothers; I am proud to be with them," said Jubbouri, to voices of approval from the men standing around her. "They (Islamic State) came to destroy Iraq but we will ... burn those dogs."Despite the fighting talk, Jubbouri joined the 'Lions of the Tigris' tribal militia just 10 days ago and has no prior combat experience.The militia is one of dozens that have sprung to support Iraqi forces advancing on Mosul - Islamic State's last major urban stronghold in the country - in a U.S.-backed campaign that began in October and is regarded as crucial to dismantling the caliphate the jihadists declared over parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014.The men treat her more like a mascot than a sister in arms.A Kalashnikov is slung across her small frame, but not once did Jubbouri fire it during Wednesday's battle, and she remained a short distance behind the first line of fire."They (the men) don't let me go to the very front. They fear for me, but I want to go," said Jubbouri apparently unperturbed by the deafening sound of mortars being fired at Kanous – her hometown.On the roof of a house further forward, a dozen soldiers and militiamen positioned on a roof fired round after round indiscriminately towards the village, facing only light resistance.-LIKE A WOLF-During the two years she lived there under Islamic State rule, Jubbouri said she secretly informed Iraqi security forces about the militants' movements, and flouted their order that women veil their faces.She left Kanous with her family this summer and joined thousands more displaced Iraqis at a camp in the Kurdish region, where her husband was picked up by security services and put in jail.Jubbouri is not sure why, but said her husband's name may have been confused with that of a suspect, or that someone bearing a grudge against him may have accused him of links with the militants. "As far as I know he's done nothing wrong," she added, the flag of Iraq tied around her neck like a scarf.After her husband was detained, Jubbouri went south to Tikrit and left her children - aged between one and nine - in the custody of a relative so she was free to join the fight against Islamic State."My children cried and said, 'We are scared you will die'," Jubbouri said. "I told them I won't."Neither her father nor mother are alive, and Jubbouri did not tell her uncles, who might have objected to her taking up arms. Her mother-in-law however encouraged Jubbouri to go and avenge the death of a son who was killed by insurgents in 2012.Jubbouri's husband, who remains in a Kurdish prison, is not aware of his wife's militia role. "He wouldn't be satisfied ... but he knows I am a wolf, that I am a fighter and that I am like a man," she said.Backed by the Iraqi government, the Lions of the Tigris' ranks are drawn from young local men, many of whom used to be in the army and have lost friends and loved ones to the militants.The men asked to have their photograph taken beside Jubbouri and said she would be awarded the home of an Islamic State fighter in Kanous after it was liberated."It raises the soldiers' morale to see a woman with them, fighting against terrorism and Daesh," said 27-year-old fighter Amer Kadhim.One commander talked about making Jubbouri the head of a female battalion, but the fighters were less enthusiastic about the prospect of their own wives and sisters taking up arms alongside them.Asked whether he would allow his female relatives to join the battle, Kadhim evaded the question. "We have customs and traditions," he said.(Editing by Pravin Char)
Long-awaited Canada border bill moves ahead in U.S. Congress-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-December 8, 2016
WASHINGTON — A bill to simplify crossing the Canadian-U.S. border moved ahead in the American Congress on Wednesday, with little time left to get it passed before lawmakers break to form a post-election legislature in the New Year.It's a long-awaited development.The Harper and Trudeau governments both signed so-called preclearance deals with the Obama administration, but the arrangement required implementing legislation and U.S. lawmakers have not made it a priority.The bill finally got some attention Wednesday evening. It sailed through the House of Representatives without objection. Lawmakers there urged the Senate to adopt it quickly, and make it law before breaking next week for the holidays.Lawmakers from different parties and different parts of the U.S. spoke in favour of the bill, before moving it forward."(This) is great news for U.S.-Canadian relations," said New York Republican Elise Stefanik."Canada is more than just a bordering nation. They are our neighbours, our friends and our largest trading partner. Plattsburgh, a city in my district, has even branded itself as Montreal's U.S. suburb."The plan stems from the oft-stated goal of policy-makers to achieve two goals: Simplify movement to avoid the border snarls that have frustrated commerce and travellers since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, while also maintaining security.It involves a pilot project to test a new way of crossing the border by getting people screened before the actual international boundary — better known as pre-clearance. Many Canadians are already familiar with the system because it exists at major airports, where they clear U.S. customs at home and avoid potentially longer lines after they land.Now it could be extended to trains, buses and potentially someday even cars on highways. The first pilot projects will occur at train stations in Vancouver and Montreal. They would only begin once implementation bills become law in both countries.The U.S. legislation makes clear American customs agents accused of committing crimes on the job would be prosecuted in U.S. courts. A Texas Democrat, Sheila Jackson Lee, said the bill offered multiple benefits — safer screening of visitors before they reach the U.S., cheaper processing costs and faster travel."That's a very, very important aspect of this legislation," she said of quicker travel.The Canadian version has already been introduced and is expected to pass, given that both the current and previous majority governing parties, the Conservatives and Liberals, both supported the plan.More recently, the Canadian government has lobbied to have pre-clearance adopted by the current Congress.A Canadian-U.S. business group saluted Wednesday's development."We are hopeful that this common-sense, bipartisan, bicameral effort will bear fruit before the end of this congressional session," said Maryscott Greenwood of the Canadian American Business Council."It's a long time coming, but well worth the effort in terms of efficiency along the most productive border crossing in the world."Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press-Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version erroneously said the bill was introduced Wednesday.
Syrian-Iranian grip' on Lebanon will tighten after Aleppo: Jumblatt-[Reuters]-By Lisa Barrington-YAHOONEWS-December 8, 2016
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's imminent victory in Aleppo will increase Syrian and Iranian influence in Lebanon, the leading Lebanese Druze politician said on Thursday, as Assad said Lebanon could not remain unscathed by regional conflicts.The Syrian army and allied forces have made rapid gains against anti-Assad rebels' main urban stronghold in Aleppo in the past two weeks, and look closer than ever to taking the city at the heart of a conflict now in its sixth year."Assad will win in Aleppo, benefiting from the fact that most of the international community has given up on the Syrian people. Then he will destroy Idlib," said Walid Jumblatt, the main political leader of the minority Druze community in Lebanon and head of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP).Idlib province is the rebels' largest remaining patch of territory in heavily populated western Syria."This means that (Assad's) influence in Lebanon will increase, and the Iranian-Syrian grip on (Lebanon) will strengthen," he told As-Safir, a Lebanese daily close to the Iran-backed Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah, which is fighting on Assad's side in neighboring Syria.Syria dominated Lebanese government and politics for years and had a military presence in the country until 2005, when it withdrew following the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri and months of anti-Syria protests.Jumblatt is seen as a weathervane of Middle Eastern politics and his stance towards Syria has shifted more than once in recent years. He was a leading voice in the anti-Syrian movement but then moderated his attitude after a rapprochement with Syria's allies in Lebanon, including Hezbollah.Early in the Syrian conflict, Jumblatt called for Assad to be removed from power. But he told As-Safir he has no plans to mend relations with the Syrian leader. "I will not end my political life repairing a relationship with Assad ... Even if the regime achieves total victory," he said.Lebanon, which suffered its own 15-year civil war, is caught up in regional rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran.Despite a 2012 declaration that Lebanon would disassociate itself from regional and international conflicts, the regional tensions have paralyzed internal decision-making and raised fears for Lebanon's stability.After a 2-1/2 year presidential vacuum, former army commander and Hezbollah ally Michel Aoun was elected in October.In an interview published on Thursday in Syria's al-Watan newspaper, Assad said Aoun's election was a victory for Lebanon and Syria, and that Lebanon could not disassociate itself from Syria."When the person (elected) is somebody like General Michel Aoun, who knows the danger terrorism around Lebanon poses for the Lebanese, this will also be a victory for both Lebanon and Syria," Assad said. "Especially when the president knows Lebanon cannot remain unscathed by the fires raging around it."Assad added that Lebanon cannot continue with its "politics of no-policy", referencing the disassociation policy.This week Aoun received Syria's Grand Mufti Ahmed Badr al-Din al-Hassoun, who congratulated him on his election.(Editing by Mark Heinrich)
Aleppo council head says 150,000 'condemned to death'-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-December 8, 2016
GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 800 people have been killed and 3,000-3,500 wounded in Syria's besieged eastern Aleppo in the past 26 days, while the remaining trapped civilians await an effective death sentence, the president of the Aleppo local council said on Thursday."Today 150,000 people are threatened with extermination. We are calling for a halt to the bombing and guarantees of safe passage of all," Brita Haji Hassan said during a trip to Geneva, where he will meet U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura on Monday.Tawfik Chamaa, a representative of the Union of Syrian Medical Relief Organisations (UOSSM), said 1,500 people needed medical evacuation, but any evacuation should have international observers to prevent them being "executed or diverted on the way to hospital".(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay, editing by Tom Miles)
U.N.'s Egeland says U.S. and Russia 'poles apart' on Aleppo-[Reuters]-By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay-YAHOONEWS-December 8, 2016
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States and Russia are "poles apart" in trying to agree the terms for evacuating people from besieged east Aleppo in Syria, U.N. Syria humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said on Thursday.Five months of negotiations over aid plans have all failed and produced "nothing", Egeland said, adding it was up to the United States and Russia to try to coordinate a deal.As he spoke in Geneva, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said after talks in Hamburg with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov he was "hopeful" about reaching an agreement with Moscow over Aleppo, but added he was awaiting "certain feedback and input"."The whole point of having co-chairs is that they are pulling together and they haven't been for quite some time," Egeland told reporters after a weekly Syria humanitarian meeting of countries with influence in the war.Opposition groups in eastern Aleppo previously gave mixed signals on how to organise evacuations, but now have dropped their conditions and are simply asking for a pause in the fighting to allow people to leave, Egeland added.Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have captured the majority of east Aleppo's territory in the past 10 days, but most of the zone's 250,000-275,000 civilians and about 8,000 rebels are still thought to be trapped in the siege."Very many are now crammed together, we think, in the remaining area, which may be only 25 percent of what it was in early November," Egeland said.The United Nations has said it estimates about 33,000 people have been displaced in the past 10 days, including about 20,000 going into government-held areas. Egeland said Syrian authorities say they have registered 30,000 in their areas.-HUMANITARIAN CORRIDORS-Russia has been pressing for rebels and their families to be evacuated to the rebel-held town of Idlib, but the rebels have said evacuees should go to northern Aleppo province.Egeland said the local council in Idlib had informed the United Nations the town could not receive any more people because it was already too full of displaced people and there was too much fighting going on.Russia has said it wants eastern Aleppo's citizens to leave via four humanitarian corridors, although it will not let food go in to supply the hungry population.Egeland said Russia had been told during the closed-door U.N. meeting that the creation of a humanitarian corridor meant a pause in the fighting."Russia said they will definitely be discussing with us how to organise the evacuations but they are not any more promising any pause (in fighting)," he said.(Reporting by Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Gareth Jones)
Merkel's Bavarian allies praise tougher migrant stance but say it's not enough-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-December 8, 2016
BERLIN (Reuters) - The Bavarian party allied to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrat Union (CDU) on Thursday welcomed the CDU's tougher stance on the integration of migrants but urged it to go further to restrict arrivals and up deportations.The CDU and Bavaria's Christian Social Union (CSU) together form the conservative faction in the Bundestag lower house of parliament, but the two parties are at odds over how to deal with last year's record migrant influx to Germany of 890,000 people.Their rift persists as the CDU wants to improve relations with the CSU ahead of a 2017 election and regain support lost to the far-right, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD).In a hardening of her stance on migrants' integration in Germany, Merkel this week called for a ban on full-face Muslim veils "wherever legally possible" and the CDU passed a resolution on tackling forced marriage and honor killings, and cracking down on dual citizenship."The overall development is good," CSU leader Horst Seehofer told German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.But Seehofer said differences remained and called for the deportation of a "demonstrable number" of refugees. He also reiterated his demand for a cap to be placed on the number of migrants coming here. Merkel has rejected such a cap.CSU member Manfred Weber, who also heads the conservative European People's Party (EVP) in the European Parliament, told taz newspaper the CSU would not join a coalition with the CDU after next year's election without an agreement on such a cap.Senior CSU member Gerda Hasselfeldt told the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain the CDU had strengthened its conservative profile and that many of its positions now corresponded with the CSU's own."The party congress is a good basis on which to go confidently into the 2017 election year together," she was quoted as saying.But the CDU's firmer stance attracted criticism from the opposition.Sahra Wagenknecht, a prominent member of the far-left Linke party, accused the CDU of simply adopting the policies of the AfD: "Instead of finally getting on with actually dealing with the causes of migration, they prefer to copy the AfD program when it comes to asylum issues," she told German news agency DPA.Greens leader Simone Peter was also critical of what she said was a shift to the right by the CDU on its refugee policy and said that forcing people to choose between two nationalities would seriously hinder integration.(Reporting by Christian Goetz, Ralf Bode and Michelle Martin; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)
Links to this post: