Wednesday, January 25, 2017
PAKISTAN TESTS SECOND NUCLEAR-CAPABLE MISSLE THIS MONTH.
REVELATION 6:7-8 (8 BILLION- 2 BILLION = 6 BILLION)
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,(2 BILLION) 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).
REVELATION 9:15,18 (6 BILLION - 2 BILLION = 4 BILLION)
15 And the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels were loosed,
18 By these three was the third part of men killed,(2 BILLION) by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMBS)
HALF OF EARTHS POPULATION DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION.(THESE VERSES ARE JUDGEMENT SCRIPTURES NOT RAPTURE SCRIPTURES)
LUKE 17:34-37 (8 TOTAL BILLION - 4 BILLION DEAD IN TRIB = 4 BILLION TO JESUS KINGDOM) (HALF DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION PERIOD JUST LIKE THE BIBLE SAYS)(GOD DOES NOT LIE)(AND NOTICE MOST DIE IN WAR AND DISEASES-NOT COMETS-ASTEROIDS-QUAKES OR TSUNAMIS)
34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other shall be left.(half earths population 4 billion die in the 7 yr trib)
35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.(Christians have new bodies,this is the people against Jerusalem during the 7 yr treaty)(Christians bodies are not being eaten by the birds).THESE ARE JUDGEMENT SCRIPTURES-NOT RAPTURE SCRIPTURES.BECAUSE NOT HALF OF PEOPLE ON EARTH ARE CHRISTIANS.AND THE CONTEXT IN LUKE 17 IS THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION OR 7 YR TREATY PERIOD.WHICH IS JUDGEMENT ON THE EARTH.NOT 50% RAPTURED TO HEAVEN.
MATTHEW 24:37-42 (THESE ARE JUDGEMENT SCRIPTURES-SURE NOT RAPTURE SCRIPTURES)
37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
42 Watch therefore:(FOR THE LAST DAYS SIGNS HAPPENING) for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Pakistan tests second nuclear-capable missile this month-[Reuters]-By Saad Sayeed-YAHOONEWS-January 24, 2017
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan successfully tested a new nuclear capable surface-to-surface missile on Tuesday that is able to deliver multiple warheads and evade radar detection, the army's media wing said.It was Pakistan's second missile test in a month.The Ababeel missile can reach targets at a range of 2,200 km (1367 miles), over three times the distance between Islamabad and New Delhi, capital of Pakistan's rival, and was heralded in an army statement as a way of "enforcing deterrence".The test follows the firing of Pakistan's first submarine-launched cruise missile on Jan. 10.India last year tested a locally designed anti-ballistic ,issile system, according to media reports, which could in theory intercept a nuclear-carrying ballistic missile.The latest missile tests are expected to fuel already heightened tensions between nuclear-powered neighbours Pakistan and India.The countries have fought three wars since independence from Britain in 1947 divided the Indian subcontinent into Muslim-majority Pakistan and Hindu-majority India."Development of (the) Ababeel Weapon System is aimed at ensuring survivability of Pakistan's ballistic missiles in the growing regional Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) environment," the statement reads.India's defence and foreign ministries in New Delhi declined to comment.Last year, Pakistani officials had expressed serious concern about Indian anti-ballistic missile testing with Pakistani Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz telling the country's Senate that it could lead to the "nuclearisation" of the Indian Ocean.Both countries have routinely tested ballistic missiles since they first became nuclear capable in 1998.(Additional reporting by Rupam Nair in NEW DELHI. Writing by Saad Sayeed. Editing by Kay Johnson/Jermey Gaunt)
China says will protect South China Sea sovereignty-[Reuters]-By Ben Blanchard and David Brunnstrom-YAHOONEWS-January 24, 2017
BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it had "irrefutable" sovereignty over disputed islands in the South China Sea after the White House vowed to defend "international territories" in the strategic waterway.White House spokesman Sean Spicer in his comments on Monday signaled a sharp departure from years of cautious U.S. handling of China's assertive pursuit of territorial claims in Asia."The U.S. is going to make sure that we protect our interests there," Spicer said when asked if Trump agreed with comments by his secretary of state nominee, Rex Tillerson. On Jan. 11, Tillerson said China should not be allowed access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea."It's a question of if those islands are in fact in international waters and not part of China proper, then yeah, we're going to make sure that we defend international territories from being taken over by one country," Spicer said.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular news briefing on Tuesday "the United States is not a party to the South China Sea dispute".China claims most of the South China Sea, while Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Brunei claims parts of the sea that commands strategic sealanes and has rich fishing grounds along with oil and gas deposits.China's sovereignty over the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea was "irrefutable" Hua said. But China was also dedicated to protecting freedom of navigation and wants talks with nations directly involved to find a peaceful solution."We urge the United States to respect the facts, speak and act cautiously to avoid harming the peace and stability of the South China Sea," Hua said."Our actions in the South China Sea are reasonable and fair. No matter what changes happen in other countries, what they say or what they want to do, China's resolve to protect its sovereignty and maritime rights in the South China Sea will not change," she added.-BAR ACCESS TO ISLANDS-Tillerson's remarks at his Senate confirmation hearing prompted Chinese state media to say at the time that the United States would need to "wage war" to bar China's access to the islands, where it has built military-length air strips and installed weapons systems.Tillerson was asked at the hearing whether he supported a more aggressive posture toward China and said: "We're going to have to send China a clear signal that, first, the island-building stops and, second, your access to those islands also is not going to be allowed."The former Exxon Mobil Corp chairman and chief executive did not elaborate on what might be done to deny China access to the islands.But analysts said his comments, like those of Spicer, suggested the possibility of U.S. military action, or even a naval blockade. Such action would risk an armed confrontation with China, an increasingly formidable nuclear-armed military power. It is also the world's second-largest economy and the target of Trump accusations it is stealing American jobs.Spicer declined to elaborate when asked how the United States could enforce such a move against China, except to say: "I think, as we develop further, we'll have more information on it."Tillerson narrowly won approval from a Senate committee on Monday and is expected to win confirmation from the full Senate.-RISK OF DANGEROUS ESCALATION-Military experts said that while the U.S. Navy has extensive capabilities in Asia to stage blockading operations with ships, submarines and planes, any such move against China's growing naval fleets would risk a dangerous escalation.Aides have said that Trump plans a major naval build-up in East Asia to counter China's rise.China's foreign ministry said earlier this month it could not guess what Tillerson meant by his remarks, which came after Trump questioned Washington's longstanding and highly sensitive "one-China" policy over Taiwan.Washington-based South China Sea expert Mira Rapp-Hooper at the Center for a New American Security called the threats to bar China's access in the South China Sea "incredible" and said it had no basis in international law."A blockade - which is what would be required to actually bar access - is an act of war," she added."The Trump administration has begun to draw red lines in Asia that they will almost certainly not be able to uphold, but they may nonetheless be very destabilizing to the relationship with China, invite crises, and convince the rest of the world that the United States is an unreliable partner."Bonnie Glaser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank called Spicer's remarks "worrisome" and said the new administration was "sending confusing and conflicting messages."Dean Cheng, a China expert at the conservative Heritage Foundation, said Spicer's remarks showed the South China Sea was an important issue for the Trump administration.He said it was significant that neither Spicer nor Tillerson had been specific as to what actions would be taken and this left open the possibility that economic measures - instead of military steps - could be used against China and firms that carry out island building.(Clarifies paragraph 4 attribution)(Additional reporting by Matt Spetalnick in Washington, and Christian Shepherd in Beijing; Editing by Andrew Hay and Bill Tarrant)
NATO boosts its Baltic presence, new troops start to arrive-[Associated Press]-YAHOONEWS-January 24, 2017
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The first of a 1,200-strong NATO force have arrived in Lithuania close to a key Russian Baltic Sea exclave amid growing fears on security in the region.The more than 100 Belgian army troops and five dozen military vehicles sailed to Klaipeda, some 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Russia's Kaliningrad exclave, which has a navy base and long-range missile systems.The Belgians will join German, Dutch, and Norwegian troops at the Rukla base in central Lithuania.At last year's NATO summit in Warsaw, the alliance decided to deploy forces in the countries bordering Russia and Belarus. There is a fear in the Baltic countries and Poland that the former Soviet republics could be next, after Russia displayed its might in Georgia and Ukraine.
Japan's military launches first communications satellite-[Associated Press]-YAHOONEWS-January 24, 2017
TOKYO (AP) — Japan successfully launched its first military communications satellite Tuesday that is designed to upgrade its network in the face of China's increasingly assertive maritime activity and North Korea's missile threat.The Kirameki-2 (kee-RAH-meh-kee 2) satellite was on an H-2A rocket that lifted off from the Tanegashima (tah-neh-GAH-shee-mah) Space Center in southern Japan. The satellite separated from the rocket and entered a designated orbit, the Defense Ministry said.It is the first of three satellites that will replace three civilian ones currently used by Japan's military. The new satellites will allow military units to communicate on a high-speed and high-capacity network.The new satellites are also aimed at stepping up Japan's emergency response capability in case of natural disaster, China's maritime activity from southern Japanese waters to the South China Sea, as well as missile threats from North Korea. The satellites are also planned for use for Japanese troops operating overseas as part of international peacekeeping operations, including those in South Sudan and off the Somali coast, Kyodo News reported.The Kirameki-1 was supposed to be launched in July 2016, but was damaged during transport to a launch pad in French Guiana. It is undergoing repair and now is scheduled for launch in 2018.
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)
Powerful storm hammers eastern United States with heavy snow, wind gusts-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-January 24, 2017
(Reuters) - A powerful storm that killed at least 21 people in the southern United States over the weekend was expected on Tuesday to bring heavy snow and wind gusts to the Northeast, causing school closings, treacherous driving conditions and power outages.The storm, known as a nor'easter, was forecast to bring snowfalls of up to 9 inches (23 cm) along with icy rains and wind gusts of 40 mph (65 kph) to northern Pennsylvania through central New York and into Maine on Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service said."Only travel in an emergency," it said in an advisory.School districts across the region canceled or delayed the start of classes on Tuesday due to the icy road conditions. Local news outlets showed early-morning footage of vehicles covered with a thick glaze of ice and snow-covered roads."I didn't want a snow day but I didn't want to drive in this mess either," Lauren Piechota, a teacher in Vermont, said on Twitter.Flood advisories and watches were also in effect for coastal areas throughout New England until midday as rain totals for the last couple of days were expected to reach 3 inches (8 cm), the weather service said.About 15,000 customers were without power early on Tuesday morning, according to online reports by utility companies in the region."Scattered power outages are expected as the slushy accumulations and ice will weigh down trees and power lines," the weather service said.The storm unleashed deadly twisters in Mississippi and Georgia over the weekend before turning cooler as it advanced on the Northeast on Monday and into Tuesday. It was expected to head into Canada by Wednesday, the service said.The weather system killed 16 people on Sunday in Georgia, according to a tally by the Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma.Georgia Governor Nathan Deal extended a state emergency declaration to 16 counties and said President Donald Trump had called him on Sunday and promised he would be "ready and willing to respond" to an expected request for federal disaster relief.(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)
Get up. We've got to get out': Storms kill 20 in the South-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-January 24, 2017
ADEL, Ga. — Bonnie and Wayne Collier were jolted awake in their mobile home by a cellphone weather alert early Sunday. They jumped up, turned on the TV, saw a tornado warning and decided to run."We heard the Code Red," said Bonnie Collier, 65. "He told me, 'Get up. We've got to get out."Quickly, they headed to a friend's nearby building just down the road from their mobile home near Cecil, Georgia. There they met up with their son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren — ages 5, 7 and 9.They arrived just ahead of a tornado, part of an unusual midwinter barrage of tornadoes and thunderstorms that killed at least 20 across the Deep South over the weekend."My husband yelled, 'Get under the tables!' and then it just came right over the top of us like a freight train."When they emerged, the home they had been sleeping in was blown clear across the street, flattened and shattered to pieces. Her car and his pickup truck were buried under debris."If we had been five minutes later, they probably would have found us out here somewheres dead."Collier returned Monday to pick through the wreckage, pulling out clothes and family photos with a mix of smiles and tears.She laughed as 5-year-old granddaughter Rylee ran up, holding a photo and excitedly shouting "Mimi! This one's of you." But moments earlier, she choked back sobs talking about how she could have lost much more than her home."Material things can be put back and replaced and family can't. And I'm just glad we got out OK," she said, wiping away a tear.Mobile homes were especially vulnerable to the storms, with seven people alone killed early Sunday in one trailer park community a few miles away — Sunshine Acres — in the community of Adel.Just the day after Devocheo Williams moved into Sunshine Acres, his mobile home — and many of those around him — were demolished as the winds descended before dawn with terrifying swiftness."The whole trailer park was gone in 15 seconds," Williams said, describing a funnel cloud that appeared to loop back around and hit the place a second time. "It looked like a ball of fire was going 100 mph."Williams said Monday he saw a little girl picked up by the winds and tossed into a ditch. Nearby, the girl's mother and a baby were trapped in rubble. He said he helped dig them out.Not everyone could be saved."I was walking by dead bodies of little kids and grown people," Williams said.Georgia reported 15 deaths Sunday, and four people died Saturday in Mississippi. In northern Florida, a woman died after a tree crashed into her home in Lake City as a storm swept through.The National Weather Service said 39 possible tornadoes were reported over the weekend. The agency sent out teams to examine the damage and confirm how many of the storms were twisters, which can happen any time of year but are far more common in the spring and early summer.Elsewhere in southern Georgia, a tornado slammed into Albany, a city of 76,000 people, Sunday afternoon and carved a path of destruction a half mile wide in places. The National Weather Service rated the twister as at least an EF-2, meaning it packed winds of 111 to 135 mph, if not greater.Anthony Mitchell of Albany was home with his pregnant wife and three children when a tornado warning on TV sent them scrambling. They crouched in a hallway as the twister started taking their home apart."The windows exploded, the doors flew off the hinges, the sheet rock started to rip off the walls and fly out the windows," Mitchell said. "The trailer started to lift up. And about that time a tree fell on the trailer, and I think that's what held the trailer in place from flying away."Three people were later found dead at Big Pine Estates, where Mitchell's family lives. A fourth body was discovered at a home just outside the trailer park.Mitchell lost his home and marveled that he didn't lose his life, too.A day later, Aretha Allen prayed aloud in front of the First Baptist Church where a shelter was set up for the survivors of Sunshine Park.Allen said her niece and the niece's brother both lived in a mobile home there, and she drove out to try to help them after hearing the park had been hit."We were looking, looking," Allen said, "but couldn't find them."Authorities late Monday confirmed seven people were found dead at Sunshine Acres, her relatives included."They died in the storm trying to save her grandchildren," she said, adding that the children had survived. "I know they've gone on to Jesus."___Reeves reported from Albany, Georgia. Associated Press writer Russ Bynum in Savannah, Georgia, contributed to this report.Brendan Farrington And Jay Reeves, The Associated Press.
Ottawa, eastern Ontario school buses cancelled as 'significant snow' expected-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-January 24, 2017
An approaching winter storm has led to school bus cancellations across Ottawa and some areas of eastern Ontario.The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and the Ottawa Catholic School Board have cancelled all exams today due to the school bus cancellations. Exams have been bumped a day and exams scheduled for Friday have been bumped to Tuesday.School bus service has been cancelled for the following boards:- Upper Canada District School Board.- Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.- Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.- Ottawa Catholic School Board.The Renfrew County Joint Transportation Consortium has cancelled school bus service in Renfrew and Arnprior, but all other services are running.The Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est has cancelled school bus service in Ottawa, Marionville, Carleton Place, Merrickville, Kemptville, Kingston and Brockville but service is running in Pembroke and Trenton.The Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario has cancelled school bus service in Ottawa, Brockville, Merrickville, Kemptville, Carleton Place, Marionville, Prescott-Russell, SDG and Kingston. Service is running in Pembroke and Trenton.School buses are running for the Western Quebec School Board and Commission scolaire des Draveurs.Snow is expected to begin in Ottawa this morning, with 10 centimetres falling today and two more in the evening."Snow will quickly spread into Eastern Ontario this morning then continue for the rest of the day into this evening. The snow may be mixed with ice pellets and even some brief freezing rain this morning," Environment Canada said in a special weather statement.
Toll from Italy avalanche climbs to 15 as hopes diminish-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-January 24, 2017
FARINDOLA, Italy — Hopes were fading on Tuesday that any more survivors would be found from a devastating avalanche, as the death toll climbed to 15 and rescue crews were hit with another tragedy nearby: an unrelated helicopter crash.The chopper was ferrying an injured skier off the slopes and six people were thought to be onboard. Poor visibility was hampering efforts by rescue crews to reach the downed helicopter, which had been taking the injured skier from the Campo Felice ski area to the Abruzzo regional capital of L'Aquila, civil protection spokesman Luigi D'Angelo said.The crash was another blow to central Italy's Abruzzo region, which has been slammed by a series of powerful earthquakes and heavy snowfall that triggered the Jan. 18 avalanche at the Hotel Rigopiano.The death toll from the avalanche climbed to 15 on Tuesday with the discovery of a half-dozen more bodies, leaving 14 people still unaccounted for. Nine people previously had been pulled out alive from the rubble, three of whom remained hospitalized in nearby Pescara.Firefighters' spokesman Alberto Maiolo said that search crews aided by excavators were finally able to penetrate the snow-covered central part of the hotel for the first time, finding the bodies in the bar and kitchen area. He said there were no signs of life."Logically, hopes fade as time passes, but we are continuing to search and trying to do it as quickly as possible," he said.The first funerals were held Tuesday, with crowds gathering under a steady rain outside the hilltop church in Farindola to pay their respects to Alessandro Giancaterino.The chief waiter, one of the first victims pulled from the rubble, had offered to stay for a double shift on Jan. 18 to spare a colleague from having to make his way to the hotel through the snow, which was two to three meters (six to 10 feet) high in some places."He was a great hard worker. He was very professional," said his brother, Massimiliano Giancaterino. "This is the memory that I want to keep of my brother, beyond obviously the private ones that I keep in my heart."Prosecutors are investigating whether a series of missed communications, underestimations of risks and delays in responding to days of heavy snowfall contributed to the toll from the avalanche. In addition, they are looking into the original construction of the isolated resort and whether it should have been open for business at all in such conditions.Giancaterino, who is also a former mayor of Farindola, said it was useless to speculate now, while an investigation was just beginning, about whether the tragedy could have been avoided."Now it is not the time for hypothesis," he said. "It is the time of pain and above all my thoughts go to the friends and relatives of those who are still missing," he said.Pietro Decristofaro And Paolo Santalucia, The Associated Press.
67 hours above freezing a record January thaw for Winnipeg-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-January 23, 2017
It's a record-breaking January in Winnipeg — and not because of the cold.A stretch of mild weather that significantly shrank the city's monstrous snowbanks and turned roads and sidewalks into a sodden mess also marked the longest January period of above 0 C temperatures since 1873.And the only reason the record stops there is because no one knows what happened before that. Records only started being kept that year.Winnipeg's official new record is 67 consecutive hours above freezing. It came to an end at 11 p.m. Sunday, when the mercury dipped to –0.2 C.The old record of 44 hours was set in January 2002.-'Bring your fins and your snorkel'-While the warm weather might be bringing some people outside, the record-breaking stretch has not been good for community centre ice rinks."Bring your fins and your snorkel. It's the only way you are going to be getting on [the rinks] right now," said Tracy Ball, the president of the Sinclair Park Community Centre.She said there's nearly three centimetres of water on top of the neighbourhood rinks.When it comes to creating nice ice, the price tag can be high."We've sat there shaking our heads and going, 'OK, what do we do?' Budgets are tight, we get a little over $5,400 to flood the rink, which includes water and sewage charges from the city," she said. The community centre is almost at the end of those dollars, she said, and it would cost at least $1,000 more to get just one rink back to pristine condition. It's even more difficult to justify the extra spending when the warmth comes at the end of January."We've got maybe a good February if the weather starts to co-operate. We know that come mid-March we start to lose ice," she said."Is it really worth it dollar-wise for what we are going to have to give up somewhere else?"The dramatic turn in weather also closed the city's popular Red River Mutual Trail and all skating rinks at The Forks.Mild weather and rain on Friday left puddles of water on the skating trail.It's not just the ice-makers struggling with the drastic weather change — the City of Winnipeg is focusing efforts on filling potholes much earlier than usual.Crews have been spending their mornings salting main arteries after frost and rain and their afternoons tackling surface failures with a temporary cold mix asphalt material.
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
13 Thou shalt not kill.(Murder)(THAT INCLUDES ABORTION)
12 He that smiteth (MURDER)a man,(OR BABY) so that he die, shall be surely put to death.(THATS THE DEATH PENALTY PEOPLE)
20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils,(OCCULT) and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries,(DRUG ADDICTIONS) nor of their fornication,(SEX OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE) nor of their thefts.(STEALING)
Medically assisted deaths could save millions in health care spending: Report-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-January 23, 2017
New research suggests medically assisted dying could result in substantial savings across Canada's health-care system.Doctor-assisted death could reduce annual health-care spending across the country by between $34.7 million and $136.8 million, according to a report published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Monday.The savings exceedingly outweigh the estimated $1.5 to $14.8 million in direct costs associated with implementing medically assisted dying."The take-away point is that there may be some upfront costs associated with offering medical assisted dying to Canadians, but there may also be a reduction in spending elsewhere in the system and therefore offering medical assistance in dying to Canadians will not cost the health care system anything extra," said Aaron Trachtenberg, an author of the report and a resident in internal medicine at the University of Calgary.Cost has to be a part of the discussion.The researchers used numbers from the Netherlands and Belgium, where medically assisted death is legal, combined with Canadian spending data from Ontario. Trachtenberg stressed that means the work is theoretical and needs to be readdressed when Canada starts collecting large scale data at home.After June 17, 2016 when Bill C-14 became law, provinces began rolling out their plans to deal with requests for doctor-assisted death.Manitoba has set up a Medical Assistance in Dying team (MAID). More than 100 patients have contacted MAID, with 24 receiving medically assisted deaths as of Jan. 6."In a resource-limited health care system, anytime we roll out a large intervention there has to be a certain amount of planning and preparation and cost has to be a part of that discussion," Trachtenberg said, adding the provinces' differing plans could impact the cost structure of implementation."It's just the reality of working in a system of finite resources."The report estimated that about one to four per cent of Canadians will die using physician-assisted death. Of those, 50 per cent will be between the ages of 60 and 80.The report estimates a 50-50 split between men and women.About 80 per cent of patients will have cancer and 60 per cent will have their lives shortened by one month while 40 per cent will have their lives shortened by one week.-End-of-life care has high costs in Canada-Health-care costs increase substantially among patients nearing the end of their life, Trachtenberg said."Canadians die in hospitals more often than, say, our counterparts in America or Europe and … we have a lack of palliative care services even though we are trying to improve that. And therefore people end up spending their final days in the hospital," he said."Hospital-based care costs the health care system more than a comprehensive palliative care system where we could help people achieve their goal of dying at home."The report used Manitoba as an example, where 20 per cent of health care costs are attributable to patients within the six months before they die, despite their representing only one per cent of the population. Patients who choose medical assistance in dying may forego this resource-intensive period, the report said."Whenever we roll out a large-scale intervention there has to be a discussion around costs. But we do not suggest that costs should ever be considered at an individual level," Trachtenberg said."We are not suggesting that patients or providers consider costs when making this very personal and intimate decision to request or provide medical assistance in dying."The report also emphasized that it is only a cost analysis and doesn't include the clinical effects on patients. Patient-level research will need to be done before true economic evaluation of medical assistance in dying in terms of cost-effectiveness and utility can be done, the report said.
Trump makes early move on restricting abortions around the world-[Reuters]-By Ellen Wulfhorst-YAHOONEWS-January 23, 2017
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday reinstated a global gag rule that bans U.S.-funded groups around the world from discussing abortion, a move that was widely expected but nonetheless dismayed women's rights advocates.The rule, which affects American non-governmental organizations working abroad, is one that incoming presidents have used to signal their positions on abortion rights. It was created under U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1984.Trump, an abortion opponent, signed the reinstatement directive at a ceremony in the White House on his fourth day in office. Former President Barack Obama had lifted the gag rule in 2009 when he took office."Women's health and rights are now one of the first casualties of the Trump administration," said Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity in Washington."The global gag rule has been associated with an increase in unsafe abortions and we expect that Trump's global gag rule will cost women their lives," she said.Reinstatement of the gag rule, formally the Mexico City policy, comes just two days after crowds of people marched in cities around the world in a show of unity for women's rights, among them abortion access.While no official estimates were available, organizers said nearly five million people participated.The far-reaching gag rule affects groups getting funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development, even if they use separate money for abortion services, counseling or referrals, advocates note."It is appalling to dictate to civil society groups and health care providers how they can spend their own money and force them to withhold from women critical information about and access to the full range of reproductive health care," said Nancy Northup, president of the U.S.-based Center for Reproductive Rights.The policy puts groups that provide women's health care in an "untenable position," said Brian Dixon of Population Connection Action Fund.They can either accept the restriction to keep their funding or they can reject the restriction and lose their funding, Dixon said."Either choice hurts the women that rely on them."Following the rule's inception in 1984, former President Bill Clinton revoked it when he took office in 1993 and former President George W. Bush reinstated it in 2001."Life-saving global health funding should not be a political football," said Ann Starrs, head of the Guttmacher Institute, a leading reproductive rights group.There is no evidence the rule reduces abortion, she said."In fact, by targeting funding for overseas family planning programs, it may well have the opposite effect by making it harder for many women to avoid unintended pregnancy, which in turn would increase recourse to unsafe procedures by women who cannot access safe abortion care," she said.(Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst, additional reporting by Steve Holland. Editing by Ros Russell and Belinda Goldsmith; Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's rights, trafficking, property rights, climate change and resilience. Visit http://news.trust.org)
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.
WITH DONALD TRUMP GETTING OUT OF THE TRADE DEALS. AMERICA IS STARTING TO ISOLATE ITSELF. AND SOME WORLD POWER WILL HAVE TO FILL THAT VOID. OH THE BIBLE SAYS THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL BREAK THE WORLD INTO TRADE BLOCS. AND CONTROL THE WHOLE WORLDS ECONOMY. BIBLE PROPHECY IS RIGHT ON SCHEDUALE. THE EU AT SOME POINT TAKES ECONOMIC CONTROL. AND SINCE TRUMP WILL BE DOING AMERICA FIRST IN EVERYTHING. I CAN SEE THE EU TAKING CONTROL OF THE WORLD TRADE BLOCS.
EU parliament committee backs EU-Canada deal-By EUOBSERVER-JAN 24,17
Today, 11:03-The European Parliament's international trade committee has backed the EU-Canada trade deal Ceta with 25 votes in favour, 15 against, and one abstention. The report now goes to plenary, where a vote is scheduled for February. If Ceta is backed there too, the deal, which eliminates 98 percent of tariffs between Canada and the EU, can be provisionally applied pending national ratification by all EU countries.
UK MPs must vote on Brexit trigger, court rules-By EUOBSERVER-JAN 24,17
Today, 11:01-The British government needs authorisation of parliament to begin the exit procedure from the EU, the UK Supreme Court has ruled. Judges voted to reject the government's appeal against an earlier court ruling. Government lawyers argued that ministers could use executive powers to go ahead with Brexit. The government said it would comply with the judgment. MPs are unlikely to block the exit process.
Canada needn't be 'enormously worried' about U.S. trade reset: Trump official-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-January 23, 2017
CALGARY — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau need not be "enormously worried" about a looming overhaul in U.S. trade policy under Donald Trump, an adviser to the new administration said Monday, as the Liberal government held a cabinet retreat aimed at finding its bearings in the shifting Canada-U.S. relationship.Stephen Schwarzman, who leads the president's Strategic and Policy Forum, said Canada is well regarded and will be in a good position should there be a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement."There may be some modifications, but basically things should go well for Canada in terms of any discussions with the United States," said Schwarzman, whom Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has described as a "longtime good friend."Schwarzman — the CEO of the Blackstone Group investment firm — met privately with Trudeau and with ministers as part of the two-day retreat in Calgary.Trump has famously promised a new trade relationship with the world focusing on American interests — indeed, he made good on one part of that promise Monday by signing an order removing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.Schwarzman said the Trump administration is more concerned with agreements in which there are big trade imbalances, which is not the situation with Canada.International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said it was good to have someone at the "top of the pyramid" hear from ministers."I think we have someone who has a very deep understanding of the relationship between the United States and Canada," he said after the daylong meeting.The Trudeau government is looking to mitigate the risks of the unpredictable new U.S. administration, from promoting the well-connected Freeland from her previous International Trade post to rethinking its approach to trade.David MacNaughton, Canada's ambassador to the United States, has suggested bilateral agreements outside of NAFTA are a possibility as Canada tries to avoid suffering economic harm through a potential border tax or unfavourable trade agreement changes.It is vital to have a good economic relationship with the U.S., he said. And while some matters may be dealt with inside the controversial Canada-U.S.-Mexico agreement, which Trump has promised to revisit, others may be better handled outside it.On Monday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer suggested Trump will meet with both Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in the next month or so to talk about how best to proceed on renegotiations.Blowing up the agreement might not necessarily have to happen, he hinted."Now, if they come in and express a willingness to (renegotiate), you could negotiate it within the current parameters and update it through the existing structure," Spicer said during his first official media briefing as press secretary."If they don't and he decides to pull out, then we will have to go back to the drawing table in the future."The danger, MacNaughton warned, is that Canada becomes "collateral damage" as Washington takes aim at what it sees as predatory trading partners."We will co-operate on trilateral matters when it's in our interest and we'll be looking to do things that are in our interest bilaterally," MacNaughton said. "Some of them may be within NAFTA and some of them may not be."Freeland said Canada has a strong relationship with Mexico and is happy to be part of NAFTA, but noted its dealings with the United States are mostly bilateral.Trump's policies are expected to have an impact on a host of cabinet portfolios, but ministers did their level most to project a business-as-usual signal on their way into Monday's meeting — notably Finance Minister Bill Morneau, whose federal budget is expected next month."The necessity for us to work together in a collegial fashion with the United States is no different today than it was last year or will be next year," Morneau said.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said the Trump and Trudeau governments can work together — "he's a businessman," she said — even though the U.S. president is a staunch supporter of coal and has in the past expressed doubts about the science of climate change.Renegotiating NAFTA offers a chance to address its flaws, said Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff — who takes particular issue with a chapter that allows investors the ability to sue foreign governments.The group is meeting with other unions Tuesday in Ottawa to gird for the coming talks."We're optimistic that something positive can come out of this," Yussuff said. "But ... we are dealing with a president who is quite erratic and we are not sure exactly what it is that he wants to do."— with files from Kristy Kirkup in Ottawa-Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press
Secret EU law making takes over Brussels By Nikolaj Nielsen-JAN 24,17-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 08:44-Secret EU law making reached a high in 2016 that has only been matched once before, according to figures obtained by EUobserver.The normal process starts with a bill from the European Commission. The bill is then channelled through the European Parliament and the Council of the EU, representing member states.If no agreement is reached at first reading, a second reading is launched. But according to figures provided by the parliament, not a single bill ended up in a second reading agreement in 2016, only the second time this has happened since EU parliament record keeping began in 2004."That is quite astonishing, but it is just a continuation of a trend that we have been seeing for quite a while now," said Vicky Marissen of Pact European Affairs, a Brussels-based consultancy specialising in EU decision-making procedures.Second readings are important because they open up the debate to the public at large. Removing this phase means the details are being agreed behind closed doors and people have to rely on insider information to understand what is happening.Well-connected lobbyists or specialised reporters may be able to follow the law-making process, but most people will struggle to make sense of why or how decisions were made. MEPs may debate the bill at the committee level, but the real decisions remain broadly out of sight.In 2004, over half of all the bills went to a second reading. This dropped to zero for the first time in 2014, then to four in 2015, and then again to zero in 2016."We have the short-cutting of the democratic process, almost going to an extreme now," said Jorgo Riss, director of the Brussels office of Greenpeace, an environmental pressure group.Riss said the second reading is "where the issue can get outside of Brussels, so into the papers, on to the radio, across Europe, that is where a lot more citizens can hear about it and can get engaged with it.""If you are not pursuing public interest, if you are pursuing more private interest, then the system works I guess much better for you," he added.-The trilogue-Rather than the lengthy and more transparent process, many bills are passed at first reading after closed-door negotiations between small groups of MEPs and national diplomats with an EU commission official as mediator.People who defend trilogues - as those meetings are known - argue it is an efficient way to move forward on often complex laws."From the different parties you have the drive to really come to a decision and trilogues really facilitate that and that is also the reason why there is no real reason to move away from that," said Marissen.A lot of it is political. Rotating six month EU presidencies want priority legislation under their watch completed before the next presidency takes over. The EU commission, as any given bill's progenitor, is also keen to get it passed quickly.If they agree on a text at trilogues, the bill can be adopted at the first reading. If they do not, then it goes onto a second reading.The rise of the trilogues means those second readings are becoming increasingly obsolete.Around 144 trilogue meetings took place last year alone, with 47 files adopted at first reading. In 2015, some 230 trilogues were held, with 46 files adopted at first reading.None ended up in conciliation, a structure that aims to break impasses between the institutions.The number of trilogues in a given year often depends on the complexity of a specific proposal. Some of the trilogues in 2015 were also likely a legacy of the bills issued under Jose Manual Barroso before he left as commission president in 2014.-Political pressure-For the few who have had to discuss the fine print and technical details until the early hours, the experience can be draining. It is also an opportunity for officials to exert political pressure, if needed.Julian King, the EU commissioner for security, reportedly made an appearance at the final trilogue on the EU firearms directive reform in early December. His intervention lasted until around 3am, according to one person present at the meeting.The discussions often revolve around a four-column internal document that outlines the positions of each side as well as a proposed compromise.The firearms paper, seen by this website, is 85 pages long. Some are much longer and are prized possessions for well-connected lobbyists who seek to exert influence.The talks also narrow down the more complex issues surrounding secondary legislation, a technical but politically charged area of law making.Depending on what is agreed, secondary legislation may give the EU commission an open door to tweak the text long after its adoption.Malcolm Harbour, a former conservative MEP from the UK, has had extensive experience chairing such meetings.By his own account, he says he probably chaired more trilogue meetings than any other MEP during his 15 years at the assembly that ended with his retirement in 2014."When I started in the parliament in 1999, if you look at the figures, my first five years in the parliament, probably half the dossiers I worked on went through the second reading agreements," he told this website earlier this month.He said the shift towards reaching quick agreements started in 2004 with the accession of 10 new member states."There have been quite a number of members of the European Parliament, including myself, who are rather alarmed by this trend," he said.-Transparency-Some view the talks as essential to modern EU lawmaking. Others question the lack of transparency.The closed-door talks are off limits to the public. Minutes are usually not taken. The bigger negotiations require a forward calendar of dates, preceded by technical briefings with staff from all three institutions. Those dates are not published either.If any notes are taken, obtaining them is also difficult because the meetings do not formally exist. Exercising the right to access EU documents to a meeting that never officially took place can be a daunting exercise in patience and disappointment.The back-room dealings have also led to a clustering of bills being agreed at first reading, making it more difficult for the interested public to follow the legislative trail in detail."There is a huge percentage of first reading agreements, that is the norm rather than the exception," said one European Parliament source.Efforts are under way to open up the first readings to greater scrutiny at the European Parliament.British socialist MEP Richard Corbett last year proposed requiring a plenary vote before launching a first reading with the other EU institutions. Before, it was mostly just up to the committee in charge of the file to decide.
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).
Norovirus behind illness that sickened 200 at Toronto college-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-January 23, 2017
TORONTO — A Toronto college says norovirus is at the root of an outbreak that had more than 200 students experiencing vomiting and diarrhoea in recent days.Humber College says Toronto Public Health has received laboratory results that show the highly contagious infection was what hit the institution's North Campus late last week.The college says it continues to work with the health agency and has been "rigorously" cleaning and disinfecting the campus, with a special focus on common areas and high touch areas.It also says self-serve food, like salad bar items, have been suspended and all open food from last week has been disposed of.Humber says the majority of students who have been ill have reported that they are now feeling better.Toronto Public Health had said the illness was first reported to the agency on Friday, after 40 people at a Humber College campus were sent to hospital.A spokesman for the college said on Friday that students began reporting symptoms around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, with more cases surfacing through the night.
Armyworm outbreak spreads across Malawi, threatens maize crop-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-January 24, 2017
LILONGWE (Reuters) - An infestation of armyworms, a pest that has hit maize fields in southern Africa, has spread across the length and width of Malawi, a senior government official said on Tuesday."The armyworms have now spread affecting all the 28 districts (and) threatening the crop for this year ...we are prepared and we will put it under control," Erica Maganga, principal secretary in the ministry of agriculture, told Reuters.(Reporting by Mabvuto Banda; editing by Ed Stoddard and Jason Neely)
MIGRATING BIRDS IN ISRAEL EATS HUMANS FLESH FOR COMING AGAINST ISRAEL-JERUSALEM
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog (RUSSIA/ARAB/MUSLIMS) a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers (EAST OF THE DEAD SEA IN JORDAN VALLEY) on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog (RUSSIAN) and all his multitude:(ARAB/MUSLIM HORDE) and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.(BURIEL SITE OF THE 300 MILLION,RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS)
12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.(OF ISRAEL)
16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.(OF THE ISRAEL-GOD HATERS)
17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.(OF RUSSIAN/ISLAMIC HORDES AGAINST ISRAEL)
18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;(AGAINST ALL NATIONS ARMIES THAT COME AGAINST JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL)
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,(RULER) the land of Magog,(RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal,(TOBOLSK) and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW) and Tubal:TOBOLSK)
4 And I (GOD) will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,(GOD FORCES THE RUSSIA-MUSLIMS TO MARCH) and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia,(IRAN,IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer,(GERMANY) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.(AFRICAN MUSLIMS,SUDAN,TUNESIA ETC)
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal: (TUBOLSK)
2 And I will turn thee back,(RUSSIA-ARAB MUSLIM ISRAEL HATERS) and leave but the sixth part of thee,(5/6TH OR 300 MILLION DEAD RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS I BELIEVE) and will cause thee to come up from the north parts,(RUSSIA) and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,( ARABS) and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog,(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMB) and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.
EU to step up effort against Russian and Islamist propaganda By Eric Maurice-JAN 24,17-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 09:23-The EU's anti-propaganda unit is getting more staff to counter Russian efforts to influence elections in Europe and expand its work against Islamic State (IS) militants.An EU source close to the work of the East StratCom Task Force said resources were being relocated within the EEAS, the EU foreign service, to strengthen the unit after member states rejected a European Parliament proposal to allocate it an €800,000 budget last year.The 11-strong team, which was set up in September 2015, still has no own budget and draws its funds from other EU and member state resources.With elections looming in Netherlands in March, in France in April, and in Germany in September, the anti-propaganda unit is expecting an increase in disinformation from Russia and pro-Russian activists in Europe.Since it started work, East StraCom has debunked over 2,500 fake stories from pro-Kremlin outlets, which are often linked to one another.Stories can be published first by official Russian media like Russia Today or Sputnik, which operate in different languages, and then taken by a whole range of other, smaller, websites. At other times, they originate on a small website, often in Central Europe, which are then used as the source of the "news" by others.In recent months, German chancellor Angela Merkel has been the main target of pro-Kremlin outlets, with articles going as far as to say that she was aware of last March's terrorist attacks in Brussels or in touch with some of the attackers.Even when debunked, these fake stories serve to confuse the public and damage the reputation of political leaders by playing on people's fears, especially over the migration issue, the EU source noted.German and British intelligence have warned against Russian efforts to meddle in the forthcoming election campaigns.Merkel herself insisted last November that "we are already having to deal with information out of Russia or with internet attacks that are of Russian origin or with news, which sows false information".On 1 January, the Czech government launched its own unit to fight fake news and disinformation campaigns.In France, where three of the main presidential candidates have called for a softer approach to Russia, and where the far-right National Front has been funded by Russian loans, the authorities have so far raised no alarm, and contacts with East Stratcom have been limited.For some EU countries, Islamist terrorism and IS are the most important threat to Europe, while others think it is Russia.That is why the EEAS is also setting up an equivalent of East Stratcom for the South, with the aim of addressing lack of information about the EU in Arabic and countering the IS narrative.Following East Stratcom's model, the South unit will communicate EU policies and values in Arabic, and it will monitor and debunk Islamist fake news and propaganda.Recruitment has started and a team should be in place by the end of March, the EU source said.
Iran, Russia, Turkey say will jointly enforce Syria ceasefire-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-January 24, 2017
ASTANA (Reuters) - Iran, Russia and Turkey will establish a trilateral mechanism to observe and ensure full compliance with the ceasefire in Syria, prevent any provocations and determine exactly how the ceasefire will work, the three nations said in a joint statement.Concluding the Syria talks in Astana, Tehran, Moscow and Ankara also said they supported the willingness of the armed opposition groups to participate in the next round of negotiations to be held in Geneva on Feb. 8 and the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 2254.It was not immediately clear whether Syrian opposition or the Damascus government backed the communique.(Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov)
Hamas warns US against moving Israel embassy-[Associated Press]-YAHOONEWS-January 24, 2017
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers are warning the U.S. not to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, saying such a step could unleash new violence.In a statement Tuesday, the Islamic militant group said a move would "open a new chapter of conflict" and "add fuel to the fire."Hamas is sworn to Israel's destruction. It has killed hundreds of Israelis in suicide bombings, and fought three wars with Israel since seizing control of Gaza 10 years ago.The rival Palestinian Authority has also urged President Donald Trump not to follow through on his campaign promise to move the embassy. The Palestinians seek east Jerusalem, captured by Israel in 1967, as their hoped-for capital.In southern Gaza, dozens of Palestinians demonstrated against the move. Some burned a caricature of Trump.
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)
Roadside bomb kills at least 4 troops in Somalia town: officials-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-January 24, 2017
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At least four soldiers were killed and five wounded on Tuesday when a roadside bomb that Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it planted exploded outside a military camp in a town near Mogadishu, officials said.Further south, Kenyan soldiers working under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) killed seven al Shabaab fighters in a Somali district on the countries' border, Kenyan authorities said.The blast in Afgoye, about 30 km (18 miles) southwest of the capital, took place a day after the insurgent group carried out a raid on the same town that was repulsed by government troops, Major Osman Abdulle, a police officer, told Reuters.Al Shabaab, which is waging an insurgency across Somalia aimed at toppling the Western-backed government in Mogadishu, claimed responsibility for the bombing."We planted the bomb last night. At least seven soldiers died," Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, the group's military operations spokesman, told Reuters.The Kenya Defence Forces said the al Shabaab fighters were killed during an operation to flush them out of the southern town of Badhaadhe, where the group had taken control of a mosque and a police station.It said it recovered rifles, ammunition and two 81 mm bombs among other items.Al Shabaab, which is affiliated with al Qaeda, aims to impose its own strict version of Islam on the Horn of Africa state.The group once held large swathes of Somalia including Mogadishu before being ousted from the capital in 2011 and losing further ground. But it continues to pose a formidable threat.(Reporting by Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar; Additional reporting by George Obulutsa in Nairobi; Writing by Aaron Maasho; editing by John Stonestreet)
Russian planes strike IS targets in Syria's Deir al-Zor: defense minister-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-January 24, 2017
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six Russian warplanes launched a coordinated strike on Islamic State targets in the Syrian province of Deir al-Zor, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday, citing the Russian defense ministry.The defense ministry said the Russian Tu-22 bombers flew from an air base in Russia over the territory of Iraq and Iran to make the strike.(Reporting by Alexander Winning; editing by Jack Stubbs)
Clear bag mandate for garbage raises a stink in Airdrie-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-January 24, 2017
Changes are coming to curbside garbage collection in Airdrie, Alta., that will force residents to be more transparent about what they throw away.By 2018, only one bag per household will be permitted, and it will have to be clear plastic.The city is also introducing curbside blue bin recycling in April.The clear bag mandate is meant to keep people aware of what they throw out — to prevent cans and bottles from going to the dump, according to waste management officials in the city of around 62,000 people just north of Calgary.But Carolyne Christie, who runs Kick It To the Curb Recycling, says clear trash bags could be unsightly and embarrassing for residents."When your child has had an accident and has just ruined a pair of underpants, for example, does the whole neighbourhood need to see that?" she said.The collection changes stem from upcoming regulations that, by 2018, will ban all paper and cardboard from Calgary landfills, which is where Airdrie's waste is sent.According to the City of Airdrie website, clear bags are a way the city can ensure banned items will not be heading to the dump.While many are cheering the arrival of curbside recycling, some residents, like Maria Keibel, say the clear bag approach feels a bit like Big Brother."I just want people to assume that I'm a good, law-abiding citizen who's going to do the right thing — without someone checking over my shoulder to make sure," she said.The switch to clear trash bags has proven successful in several Canadian cities.The Halifax Regional Municipality switched to clear bags in 2015, and earlier this year, the municipality reported that 24 per cent less garbage had made its way into landfills since the bags were introduced.Airdrie Coun. Allan Hunter says he's been hearing a lot of criticism about the new rules and is working to see some changes made before the new curbside collection plan goes into action."Sometimes we make missteps, or we miss things, or have unintended consequences, and this is one of those," he said.Hunter is hoping councillors will amend the plan and actually consider a move that is less transparent.
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