Friday, February 10, 2017
CHILE ALGAL BLOOM KILLS 170,000 SALMON,RAISING CONCERN.AND HEALTH IMPACTS FROM ATOMIC BOMB AFFECTS.
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.
Merkel says euro zone must remain one bloc-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-February 9, 2017
BERLIN (Reuters) - The euro zone must remain as one bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, urging members of the single currency bloc to deliver on their common commitments."For me it is not a matter of two speeds within the euro zone," Merkel said. "The euro zone must remain together. And what we agreed on should be delivered together by all the euro member states."Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Wednesday that Greece would have to leave the euro zone if it failed to meet its bailout commitments."The pressure on the Greeks to undertake reform must be maintained so that they become competitive, otherwise they can't remain in the currency area," Schaeuble told public broadcaster ARD.(Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Andrew Heaves)
Ireland asks EU for 'invisible' post-Brexit UK border-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-February 9, 2017
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ireland asked EU negotiators on Thursday to help it keep the border across the island "invisible" after Brussels reaches a Brexit deal with London that will take the British province of Northern Ireland out of the European Union.Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan said after a meeting which the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier described as "positive and constructive" that Dublin believed EU officials and leaders of other member states had a "clear understanding" of the "priorities and anxieties" of people in Ireland.High on the list is the preservation of the 1998 peace deal in Northern Ireland and continuing to let people and goods pass uninterrupted across a frontier on the island that will become Britain's only land border with the bloc it is leaving."We are anxious to maintain that invisibility of the border," Flanagan told reporters.Flanagan also said he believed British Prime Minister Theresa May's commitment to leaving the EU single market would probably also mean leaving the customs union.The European Parliament's Brexit point man, Guy Verhofstadt, has accepted an Irish invitation to visit the border, Flanagan added.Flanagan acknowledged that Ireland faces a "challenge of monumental proportions" in navigating the withdrawal of its only land neighbour and main trading partner from the bloc they joined together 44 years ago, but said Dublin remained firmly on the side of Britain's 27 EU partners in the negotiations.He said, however, that he saw no sign the others wanted "retribution" or to use Brexit to deter states from leaving."We would like to see a result that sees the UK having as close as possible a relationship with the European Union," he said. "We don't subscribe to the view that punishment should be exacted on the UK, that the UK should become a whipping boy."(Reporting by Alastair Macdonald; Editing by Gareth Jones)
PROOF HALF ON EARTH DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION PERIOD (8 BILLION ON EARTH)
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.
New report could shed light on health impacts of A-bomb test-[Associated Press]-RUSSELL CONTRERAS-YAHOONEWS-February 9, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Residents of the New Mexico village of Tularosa have long said those living near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test in 1945 weren't told about the dangers or compensated for their resulting health problems.Since then, they say, descendants have been plagued with cancer and other illnesses while the federal government ignored their plight.More details will emerge on those concerns Friday, when a report is set to be released examining whether the blast damaged the genes of the people exposed to it.The Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium will unveil the health assessment involving residents of the historic Hispanic village and other New Mexico counties around the testing site.Some residents allege that the federal government neglected to include New Mexico in a law that compensated residents near another atomic test site because many of those near the Trinity Test were Hispanic.The government has not commented on those claims. Officials with the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Division, which oversees the compensation program, said Congress would have to amend the act to expand payouts to New Mexico residents.The study and report expected Friday were done after the consortium received a grant from the Santa Fe Community Foundation to hire an expert to evaluate health surveys of residents in Socorro, which is also close to the site, and four New Mexico counties.The Downwinders are lobbying for compensation and apologies from the U.S. government.The Trinity Test took place as part of the Manhattan Project, a top-secret World War II nuclear development program run out of the then-secret city of Los Alamos, New Mexico.Residents did not learn that the test had involved an atomic weapon until the U.S. dropped bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the war ended.Tina Cordova, co-founder of the Downwinders, said the group wants the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act amended so people near the Trinity Test site can finally be included.The law currently only covers areas in Nevada, Arizona and Utah that are downwind from a different test site.In 2015, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, pressed the Senate to include New Mexico residents in the law."The rest of the world didn't know about the tragedies that happened in the Tularosa Basin," Udall said. "For a long time, the government denied that anything happened at all."The Downwinders will unveil the report on Friday evening at the Tularosa Community Center. Separate discussions are set for Sunday in Socorro and in Albuquerque on Feb. 15.___Follow Russell Contreras on Twitter at http://twitter.com/russcontreras . His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/russell-contreras .
French MPs clear way for payouts to atomic test victims-[AFP]-YAHOONEWS-February 9, 2017
Paris (AFP) - More than 50 years after France began conducting dozens of nuclear tests in the South Pacific, the French parliament on Thursday significantly eased the criteria for islanders who suffered health effects to be compensated.The upper house Senate is expected to follow suit next Tuesday, scrapping barriers to compensation that deemed most claimants to have been at "insignificant risk" of developing a radiation-induced illness.Around 150,000 civilian and military personnel took part in 210 nuclear tests carried out by France between 1960 and 1996 in the Pacific and the Sahara desert. Thousands of them later developed serious health problems.Only around 20 of approximately 1,000 people who filed complaints against France have received compensation.Ahead of Thursday's vote, Tahitian MP Maina Sage said extending compensation to other sufferers would "finally appease somewhat (the) deep trauma" caused by a "state (that) operated with full awareness of the consequences".The Mururoa and Fangataufa atolls saw 193 nuclear tests over three decades until then-president Jacques Chirac called a halt to the programme in the 1990s.France long denied its responsibility for the health and environmental impacts out of fear the admission would weaken its nuclear programme during the Cold War.It was only in 2010 that France passed a law authorising compensation for military veterans and civilians whose cancer could be attributed to the test programme.During a visit to French Polynesia in February 2016, President Francois Hollande acknowledged the deleterious effects on health and the environment and pledged to revamp the compensation process.Hollande also said France would provide financial assistance to the oncology department of Tahiti's hospital, in line with demands from local politicians.Starting this year, France will pay more than 90 million euros ($96 million) a year to boost the facilities.It was above the Fangataufa atoll that France launched its first H-bomb in August 1968.French Polynesia, with a population of about 280,000, is one of three French territories in the Pacific.
Explosion at French nuclear plant, 'no radiation risk'-[AFP]-Chloé COUPEAU-YAHOONEWS-February 9, 2017
Caen (France) (AFP) - An explosion at a nuclear power plant on France's northwest coast on Thursday caused minor injuries, but the authorities said there was no risk of radiation.The blast occurred in the engine room at the Flamanville plant, which lies 25 kilometres (15 miles) west of the port of Cherbourg and just across from the Channel Islands."It is a technical incident. It is not a nuclear accident," senior local official Jacques Witkowski told AFP.He said a ventilator had exploded outside the nuclear zone at the plant, which has been in operation since the 1980s and is operated by state-controlled energy giant EDF."It's all over. The emergency teams are leaving," Witkowski said.Five people suffered smoke inhalation but there were no serious injuries, Witkowski said.One of the two pressurised water reactors at the plant was shut down after the explosion and the incident was declared over at 1100 GMT, the authorities said.The two 1,300 megawatt reactors have been in service since 1985 and 1986, and the site currently employs 810 people, along with an additional 350 subcontractors.A new third-generation reactor known as EPR is being built at Flamanville, which will be the world's largest when it goes into operation in late 2018."Explosions in turbines, usually related to oil in bearings overheating, are not uncommon and occur from time to time in conventional coal, oil or gas plants," said Barry Marsden, a professor of nuclear graphite technology at the University of Manchester.But Neil Hyatt, a professor of radioactive waste management at Sheffiled University said the incident should not be taken lightly."Any incident of this kind at a nuclear power plant is very serious, and the national and international regulators will want to undertake a thorough investigation to understand the cause and lessons to be learned," he said.- 'Improved safety record' -Construction of the new reactor at Flamanville began in 2007 and was initially due for completion in 2012 but has been delayed several times, and its initial budget has more than tripled, to 10.5 billion euros ($11.2 billion).EDF said its safety record at nuclear sites improved last year, with 2.3 accidents for every one million hours worked, compared with 2.6 accidents in 2015.That translates into five accidents that required reactor shutdowns in 2016, after eight the previous year.France relies heavily on nuclear power, building its first nuclear plant in 1977 at Fessenheim, a site on the border with Germany that is set to be decommissioned in 2018.Nuclear reactors generate about 75 percent of France's electricity supply, a level the government wants to bring down to 50 percent by 2025.Fessenheim, located on a seismic fault line, has worried French, German and Swiss environmentalists for years and its fate has been the subject of dispute with Berlin.France and Germany are close EU partners but have taken vastly different approaches to power generation.Germany -- where the public mood swung against nuclear power following the 1986 Chernobyl disaster -- decided to phase out nuclear power after Japan's Fukushima meltdown in 2011.
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.
Former Palestinian PM to be new UN envoy to Libya-[AFP]-YAHOONEWS-February 9, 2017
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres plans to appoint former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad as UN envoy to Libya, tasked with brokering talks on changes to a faltering political deal, diplomats said Thursday.Guterres informed the Security Council in a letter that he intends to appoint Fayyad to replace Martin Kobler of Germany, who has been Libya envoy since November 2015.Fayyad, 65, was prime minister of the Palestinian Authority from 2007 to 2013 and also served as finance minister twice.The appointment comes amid diplomatic negotiations over changes to a UN-brokered political deal that led to the formation of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj's unity government.The Sarraj government was installed in Tripoli last year but has failed to assert control further east, where strongman General Khalifa Haftar holds sway.Kobler told the Security Council on Wednesday that talks on "possible amendments" to the political agreement were making progress.Negotiations have focused on Haftar's role in the government and the need to have a unified army.Sarraj's government is strongly backed by Western countries, while Haftar has been gaining support from Russia and Egypt after his forces drove jihadists from the second city of Benghazi.Guterres has given the council two days to raise objections to the appointment, but diplomats said they did not expect opposition to the choice of Fayyad.It was the first major appointment by Guterres of a special envoy to a conflict area since he became UN chief on January 1.
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)
Flights canceled, schools closed as snow wallops U.S. northeast-[Reuters]-By Scott Malone and Jonathan Allen-YAHOONEWS-February 9, 2017
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The fiercest storm of the winter slammed the northeastern United States on Thursday, leaving a foot (30 cm) of snow in places, forcing cancellation of thousands of flights and closing schools.The storm, which came a day after temperatures had been a spring-like 50 to 60 degrees (10 to 16C), had wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour (80 kph) and left roads and sidewalks dangerously slick in densely populated cities such as New York, Boston and Philadelphia.Some areas had "thunder snow," violent bursts of weather featuring both snow and lightning, which could drop as much as 4 inches (10 cm) of snow per hour. Some coastal roads around Boston were closed as wind-driven waves washed over them.All flights at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport were halted on Thursday morning due to the storm's intensity. More than half of the flights into or out of the three major New York-area airports as well as Boston Logan International Airport were canceled.Nationwide, about 3,200 flights were canceled, according to Flightaware.com."This is an unusually fast, intense storm," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters. "It's very tough conditions out there."David Hassan, 50, attested to the ugliness of the weather as he packed up his mobile coffee cart in New York's Times Square."I don't like coming out in this weather but I have three kids going to school and I have to work," Hassan said as he prepared for the two-hour trip back to his home in Parsippany, New Jersey.The snow made his regular customers grumpier than usual, he said: "Everybody complains."New York was expecting 10 to 14 inches (25-36 cm) of snow while Boston braced for even more."Travel is going to be extremely dangerous. When it comes down at 2 to 3 inches per hour it's hard for the plows to keep up," said Alan Dunham, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Taunton, Massachusetts.Many schools systems were closed in the area, including Boston, Philadelphia and New York City, the nation's largest with more than 1 million students.Many government offices also were shuttered with Massachusetts and Connecticut ordering non-emergency workers to stay home.Blizzard warnings were in effect for the New York's eastern Long Island suburbs, southern Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.Temperatures were expected to fall to single-digit Fahrenheit levels (below -12.8 C) overnight in the Boston area.(Additional reporting by Gina Cherelus in New York and Svea Herbst-Bayliss in Providence, Rhode Island; Editing by Larry King and Bill Trott)
Thousands of UBC students engage in massive snowball fight-Tricia Chan-Yahoo Canada News-February 8, 2017
One of Canada’s most temperate cities was covered in a record-breaking amount of snow over the weekend, but that didn’t stop University of British Columbia (UBC) students from getting to campus or having a little fun.-The science behind why Vancouver sucks at dealing with snow-On Monday, just minutes after noon, thousands of students at the Vancouver campus began walloping each other with snowballs during an organized event.#UBC took advantage of today's winter weather with an epic snowball fight on Main Mall. #bcstorm #bcsnow pic.twitter.com/j5znS0mKdq— UBC (@UBC) February 6, 2017-“It was so much fun and it’ll probably go down as one of my best memories at UBC,” fourth-year student Amanda Coulson told the Daily Hive. “These events have really created a sense of school spirit. I love it!”According to the Daily Hive, more than 3,000 were involved in the campus-wide winter festivities.Over 3,000 people took part in #UBC's massive campus-wide snowball fight today https://t.co/LdbRb5d2Yh pic.twitter.com/gdHXwXMT1b— Daily Hive Vancouver (@VancityBuzz) February 7, 2017-It is rare for Vancouverites to get as much snowfall as they have seen this winter. Lisa West of Environment Canada told Vancouver’s News 1130 that the city has broken records that have stood for more than half a century.“We got 12 centimetres of snow measured here in a 24-hour period,” West explained. “The last record was set back in 1946 for 10.7 centimetres.”But students didn’t seem to mind the heavy snowfall. Many went outside and took advantage of the healthy dusting they received to bring their student body together for some fun while fighting off a case of the Mondays.There was an epic snowball fight @UBC today! #UBC pic.twitter.com/DcIUMngesv— The Vancouver Sun (@VancouverSun) February 7, 2017-“You almost never get snow around here, especially in February, so it’s great,” student Sydney Francis told the CBC.Another student, Shawn Esquivel, told the public broadcaster that he was missing a math tutorial to participate in the battle.“It seems like a better use of my time,” he said with a smile.
Estevan area could see more flooding this year-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-February 9, 2017
It could be a dry spring for much of Saskatchewan this year — with one notable exception.According to the Water Security Agency's preliminary outlook, much of Saskatchewan received less snow than normal this winter.In fact, many areas are completely devoid of snow after evaporation due to above-normal temperatures in January. The already-melted snowpack means any future snowfall will have a hard time soaking into the saturated ground.Meanwhile, the southeast corner of the province, including Estevan, is expected to receive either above-normal or well above-normal runoff. The area saw flash flooding last year.The agency noted that the snowpack could continue to grow for another six to 10 weeks. As well, since much of the province was soaked right before the ground froze, above-average amounts of snow and rain or a rapid spring melt could mean significantly higher runoff.Even below-normal runoff could make flooding issues worse in "closed basin" lakes like Little Manitou Lake and the Quill Lakes. Those lakes are already full, and have no natural outflow.The agency will release its official spring runoff forecast next month.
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).
Malaria parasite may trigger human odor to lure mosquitoes-[Associated Press]-MARIA CHENG-YAHOONEWS-February 9, 2017
LONDON (AP) — Scientists may have figured out part of the reason why mosquitoes are drawn to people infected with malaria.Mosquitoes prefer biting people already sickened by malaria, apparently attracted by some kind of odor. Now, Swedish researchers say they've identified a substance pumped out by malaria parasites that triggers that smell, noticeable only to mosquitoes."This is a very interesting piece of the puzzle," said Alvaro Acosta Serrano, a parasite researcher at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, who was not part of the new study.It might be possible one day to make synthetic versions of the mosquito-attracting fragrance to lure and then wipe out the insects, he said.In the bloodstream, malaria parasites release a specific substance, which somehow mixes with the infected person's blood cells to give off an aroma that seems particularly enticing to mosquitoes, the researchers at Stockholm University reported Thursday in the journal Science.Malaria kills about 429,000 people every year, mostly children in Africa, according to the World Health Organization. It spreads when a mosquito bites someone already infected, sucks up blood and parasites, and then bites another person.Key strategies against malaria include spraying insecticide, using bed nets covered with repellent to ward off the night-biting insects and trying to identify and treat the disease early. In 2015, the world's first malaria vaccine was licensed but it only works in about one-third of children and has yet to be recommended for use by WHO.For their study, the researchers carefully released hundreds of mosquitoes — one by one — into a Y-shaped tube that offered two choices: human blood mixed with the malaria substance or regular human blood. About 95 percent dove straight into the blood with the malaria substance."They all started eating very vigorously," said one of the researchers, Noushin Emami, who painstakingly recorded the mosquitoes' responses.Emami and her colleagues also found that the mosquitoes devoured more of the blood with the malaria substance, which should theoretically spread malaria faster.Others said that the discovery is intriguing but needs to be tested beyond the lab."It's really important to consider all the cues mosquitoes might respond to," said James Logan of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine who is also researching the behavior of malaria-spreading mosquitoes.He said insects feeding in the wild are also influenced by factors like temperature, moisture and heat. Understanding the interaction between malaria parasites, mosquitoes and humans might result in a better diagnostic test to spot the early signs of malaria infection, he said."Both the parasites and mosquitoes are very wily creatures so we do need to develop novel methods of control," said Mara Lawniczak, who studies how mosquitoes spread malaria at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.She said mosquitoes are developing resistance to the most commonly used insecticides and in some areas have even changed their feeding patterns to survive. "The more we understand mosquito behavior and what drives it, the better we can target those interventions," she said.
1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land,(EARTH) because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
2 I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the LORD.
3 I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumblingblocks with the wicked; and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the LORD.
Chile algal bloom kills 170,000 salmon, raising concern-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-February 9, 2017
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - An algal bloom killed some 170,000 salmon in recent days in Chile, the world's second-biggest exporter of the fish after Norway, as they were being transported by boat, raising concern about an industry that was devastated by an outbreak last year.The current algal outbreak is not located near any of the salmon farms that dot southern Chile's coastline but has infested sections of the shipping lanes used by producers, the government's fisheries Sernapesca body told Reuters on Thursday.Harmful algal blooms happen when the normally occurring aquatic plants grow out of control and produce toxic effects on fish.Live fish being transported by local producers Australis Seafoods and Nova Austral were infected and killed earlier this month. The boats, which recirculate ocean water into the tanks to keep the fish alive as they are transported, inadvertently passed through the infested waters, Sernapesca said."Warm weather and little rain were some of the reasons for the algae bloom last year, and Chile has experienced some of the same weather this year," broker Pareto said.Last year, an algal bloom killed up to 20 percent of Chile's farmed salmon, some 25 million fish, pushing prices higher globally.Part of the fish being transported were headed for harvest and others were tiny smelts that were going from fresh water to cages in the ocean.A flyover on Wednesday by Chile's navy and Sernapesca could not visually locate the algal bloom, which has a distinctive colour, the government body said.(Reporting by Anthony Esposito; Additional reporting by Ole Petter Skonnord in Oslo; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)
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)
SODOMY & ANIMAL SEX BRINGS JUDGEMENT ON THAT NATION
22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:
25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.
DECIEVERS WAXING WORSE AND WORSE.
2 TIMOTHY 3:13
13 But evil men and seducers (RAPERS AND SEX SIN DOERS) shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-10
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers,(sex while married) nor effeminate,(HARDENED SODOMITES) nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards,(ALCOHOLICS) nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Study finds sex work can be an occupational choice for some in industry-[The Canadian Press]-yahoonews-February 9, 2017
VANCOUVER — Some sex workers are choosing the industry because it can be more lucrative and rewarding than low-paying service industry jobs, says a recent study by a researcher at the University of Victoria.Prof. Cecilia Benoit, a scientist at the Centre for Addictions Research of B.C., said she's heard a variety of reasons why sex workers get into the business through past studies, reasons that not only contradict the public perception of being coerced or exploited but also questions the efficacy of prostitution laws that are based on the notion all sex workers are victims.Benoit decided to quantify and analyze the comments she had previously heard and began a study after receiving funds from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.Her research team surveyed more than 200 female, male and transgender sex workers in six communities across Canada.While a third of sex workers who were surveyed entered the industry due to "critical life events," such as abuse or neglect, Benoit said it was more surprising to find that a quarter found the work appealing."They like working in this line of activity and they feel they are discovering themselves," Benoit said in an interview.A Vancouver sex worker said he got into the industry three years ago while he was a student in part to make money, but also to explore his sexuality and curiosity about the business. He asked that his name not be used because of fears of being stigmatized and harassed.Prior to his involvement in sex work, he identified as being gay, but came to realize he is transgendered.After discussions with his doctor about living with gender dysphoria, he said he decided that transitioning to a woman was not an option for him, at least in the near future.But he decided to remain involved in sex work, seeing mostly men but also women and couples."My life is unconventional due to the gender dysphoria, so it allows me to express certain needs that I have through work," he said.His situation is not uncommon. While research into male sex workers is limited, a study by the University of British Columbia published last year found that the exploration of sexual and gender identity was a theme among male sex workers, with more than 70 per cent of study participants identifying as a gender or sexual minority.The sex worker said he also found the work to be empowering."It gives me a boost in self-esteem and it makes me feel accomplished and happy because I'm providing a service," he said.Sex workers in Benoit's study reported similar benefits, including a Victoria-based woman who said she could support herself by naming her own price and working short hours."We all make choices within the limits in our lives," Benoit said.Her study surveyed sex workers between the ages of 19 and 61. Seventy per cent of them had a high school education.Employment options for most of them were in "low-prestige" jobs where they would work long hours for little pay or job security."People we were interviewing are weighing the pros and cons of different opportunities they have in front of them and I think the sex industry comes up looking OK for some of them compared to the other kinds of work they have available," Benoit said.Some were involved in sex work in addition to other jobs. The median income of those surveyed was slightly above the $32,020 for Canada's general population in 2013."Many of them are entrepreneurs, they're looking for the best they can do given their situation," she said.Benoit said recognizing the diverse and complex reasons why people get into sex work helps inform laws on prostitution."Blunt instruments" like the Criminal Code are not helping anyone, she said, especially if the prevailing attitude is that all sex workers are victims.She said for people who are in the industry out of desperation but want to get out, policies that increase social assistance or skills training would be more effective than criminalizing the industry.For those who choose sex work, Benoit said policies should approach it from an occupational health and safety standpoint.Public attitudes that perceive sex work as dirty and immoral also need to change, Benoit said."One of the real drivers of isolation and difficulties that sex workers face is the stigma," she said.Benoit plans to repeat the survey to determine whether Canada's new prostitution laws implemented in 2014 have affected the choices of sex workers.The study was published last month in the British journal Work, Employment and Society.—Follow @Givetash on Twitter.Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press.
20 Catholic churches in Archdiocese of Moncton in danger of closing-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-February 8, 2017
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Moncton is reviewing 20 of its 53 parishes and some are certain to close, says Archbishop Valéry Vienneau.The list of the churches at risk is not yet public. Vienneau says he will personally deliver the news to each parish over the next few months.The four English-language and 16 French-language churches will have a few months to present recovery plans before the archdiocese decides their fates.It's not likely all of them will close, but some will, confirmed Vienneau.-'Getting in touch with reality'-"This is an exercise of getting in touch with reality and then hopefully finding some direction," he said from his Moncton office."I think it's part of the normal process of a lot of dioceses at this point."Vienneau says both priests and parishioners are aging and many of the churches aren't sustainable, being short on people or money, or both.Vienneau will visit each of the churches in question in the next six months to deliver the news and offer support."Some people want me to be very rational and say some churches are closing tomorrow but that's not the way to do it. Because you're dealing with people, you're not just dealing with structures," he said."It's not like an enterprise, people have put their heart and soul in there so I want to respect that."-Parishioners waiting for news-Cail Bastarache is a parishioner at Holy Family Catholic Church in Moncton's west end and believes his parish is one of the four English churches on the chopping block."Our church, we've been talking about this for three years and we know that it's coming," he said. "I think it's the only decision [the Archdiocese of Moncton] can have because there are a lot of churches that are struggling."It's not the first time Bastarache and his wife have been through this adjustment. They had to relocate from their parish in Dieppe 10 years ago because it stopped offering English services."That was an emotional thing. We lost a lot of our friends, we had to go to Moncton," he said. "We may be going through it again. We're hoping beyond hope that isn't the case."-New uses considered for some-Just because a church is closed doesn't mean the archdiocese will be selling the land or building.In some cases the building will be given a new purpose within the Catholic community.But if unable to find a new, sustainable use for the buildings left behind by condensed parishes, then Vienneau says the archdiocese will have to demolish them for insurance purposes, or sell them."We don't have a choice," he said.Ultimately, Vienneau hopes his report and reviews are seen as positive."If we don't do it it would be a lack of responsibility on our part," he said. "Some parishes will find themselves in a situation they never thought."
CHINA AND KINGS OF THE EAST MARCH TO ISRAEL 2ND WAVE OF WW3 (200 MILLION MAN ARMY)
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates;(WERE WW3 STARTS IN IRAQ OR SYRIA OR TURKEY) and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.(THE TURKEY ATATURK DAM ON THE EUPHRATES CAN BE SHUT AND DRIED UP ALREADY BY TURKEY)
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon,(SATAN) and out of the mouth of the beast,(WORLD DICTATOR) and out of the mouth of the false prophet.(FALSE POPE)
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.(WERE 2 BILLION DIE FROM NUKE WAR)
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.(ITS AT THIS TIME I BELIEVE WHEN AMERICA GETS NUKED BY RUSSIA ON THE WAY TO THE MIDEAST)
DANIEL 11:44 (2ND WAVE OF WW3)
44 But tidings out of the east(CHINA) and out of the north(RUSSIA, MUSLIMS WHATS LEFT FROM WAVE 1) shall trouble him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.( 1/3RD OF EARTHS POPULATION)
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.(WORLDWIDE WAR)(TURKEY-IRAQ-SYRIA)(EUPHRATES RIVER CONSISTS OF 760 MILES IN TURKEY,440 MILES IN SYRIA AND 660 MILES IN IRAQ)
15 And the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels were loosed,(WORLDWIDE WAR) which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(1/3 Earths Population die in WW 3 2ND WAVE-2 billion)
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand:(200 MILLION MAN ARMY FROM CHINA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST) and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
Baltic states seek more NATO help ahead of Russian exercise-[Reuters]-By Andrius Sytas-YAHOONEWS-February 9, 2017
VILNIUS (Reuters) - The Baltic states will press the United States and NATO to take additional security measures in the region ahead of a large Russian military exercise planned for September, Lithuania's president said on Thursday.NATO has already started to deploy four battle groups of about 1,000 soldiers each to the Baltic states and Poland, part of efforts agreed under previous U.S. president Barack Obama to deter Russia from interfering in the region.The three small Baltic republics and Poland have felt especially vulnerable since Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region in 2014 and its support for pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. New U.S. President Donald Trump's calls for improved ties with Moscow have added to their anxiety."We see that risks are increasing, and we are worried about the upcoming 'Zapad 2017' exercise, which will deploy a very large and aggressive force (on our borders) that will very demonstrably be preparing for a war with the West," Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite told reporters after talks with her counterparts from Latvia and Estonia in Riga."This means that we will be talking with NATO about creating additional standing defense plans, about stationing additional military means and about creating a faster decision- making process", she said.Russia announced last September its plans to stage the Zapad 2017 exercise near its western borders but has not said how many troops will take part.On Thursday Moscow reiterated its stance that the deployment of new NATO troops and military hardware in the Baltic states, Poland and Germany posed a threat to its security and said it did not know how and when the buildup would end.-"PROVOCATIONS"-Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis told Reuters NATO must be ready to defuse any "provocations" during the Zapad exercise."The presence of such a large amount of troops next to our borders, of course, creates some risks. We will take counter-measures, including with our allies, to avoid any provocations," said Karoblis."It is clear that Russia wants to re-establish its domination, to change the defense system in Europe. It is already a threat for central Europe, particularly for the Baltics," he added.Moscow denies having any expansionist or aggressive agenda.The three Baltic states will lobby U.S. Secretary of State James Mattis in Munich next week to keep U.S. contingents that were deployed to the Baltics after Russia's annexation of Crimea in the region to complement the incoming NATO battle groups, a senior security official told Reuters.Karoblis also said NATO's European members should set aside their concerns about Trump's commitment to the alliance and focus instead on boosting their defense spending and military capabilities, something Washington has long called for.The minister said NATO should be ready to "If we speak about modification of some priorities of NATO, for example, increasing attention to terrorism, I think in the present situation this is fair enough," he said. "But the classical role of NATO should remain, including, of course, (responding) to the aspects and threats related to the East."(Reporting By Andrius Sytas; Editing by Gareth Jones)
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)
Informal' network helping refuge seekers get to Manitoba, U.S. officials say-[CBC]-yahoonews-February 8, 2017
The rising number of people illegally crossing the U.S. border into Manitoba has not escaped the notice of the Department of Homeland Security.Officials in the U.S. say that "informal" networks of family members and friends, rather than criminal profiteers, are helping refuge seekers get to the border."What we've seen hasn't fit the profile of hardened criminals or organized crime types," says Eric Kuhn, a U.S. border patrol officer in Pembina, N.D."It's more informal, almost charity-based, although some of them are charging a fair amount of money to get here … so there's some profit motive there."Marc Prokosch, an immigration lawyer in Bloomington, Minn., said he has heard about a network of drivers that take refuge seekers from Minneapolis to the border.He characterized it more as an underground railroad than a human smuggling route. Prokosch said several of his clients have disappeared, only to contact him weeks later from inside Canada.Kuhn said it's not illegal to drive someone to the border, but it can be "exploitative."-Getting to the border-People get to the border in a variety of ways. For example, some take a bus into Grand Forks, N.D., and hire a cab.One taxi driver told CBC News he gets requests "all the time" — often right at the Grand Forks bus depot — and has made several trips himself.He charges up to $200 US per person for the approximately one-hour ride."It's like an airplane seat," he explained.Others are driven in private vehicles from Minneapolis, which is about seven hours away.Once they get to the border, Kuhn said refuge seekers use one of three main routes to cross over by foot.Some use railroad tracks, while others hide in the treeline until they can get across, he said."They try to use the cover of darkness, they don't like to be seen," said Kuhn. "They want to make their entry before anyone detects them."-Ease of access-Kuhn said the most popular route is a decommissioned border crossing at Noyes, Minn., and Emerson, Man., where people can use a state highway to drive right up to the barricade between the two countries, get out of the vehicle and walk over."This is one of the areas where they've found for it to be the best spot for them to cross," said Kuhn, while giving CBC a tour of the area recently."I think it's ease of access. We're on a maintained state highway, you're not dealing with gravel roads and township and prairie trails, you're still in town, you're not in the hinterlands, in the wilds and swamps."While approaching that area is very simple, refuge seekers run a high risk there of being intercepted by U.S. border patrol officers, he said.To the east, some asylum seekers cross on foot near a set of TransCanada natural gas pipeline pumping stations on either side of the border.The stretch of the border west between Noyes and Neche, N.D., involves a much longer trek over snowy farmers' fields.People are told by their drivers and others who have made the journey to walk towards a large cell phone tower and the windmill lights near Halbstadt, Man.They're less likely to be discovered by border officers, but Kuhn said they risk frostbite or worse if they can't get a cell signal to call 911 or are unable to flag down help quickly once they're on the Canadian side.That was the case of two Ghanaian men who lost fingers and toes to frostbite after crossing on Christmas Eve."The great danger you get into in our area of operations … is the less likely you are to have a cell signal," Kuhn said. "When you do get into trouble and try to call 911, it may not go anywhere."We'll move heaven and earth to save people regardless of their legal status ... but we can't help you if we don't know you're there."-'Don't do it, don't do it'-Since last spring, the Canada Border Services Agency says more than 400 people have snuck into the country along this stretch, compared to 68 in 2013.Refugee claimants are choosing to walk across the border instead of presenting themselves at ports of entry because the Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the U.S. means claimants must file for refugee status in the first safe country in which they arrive.Despite calls to suspend or withdraw from the Safe Third Country Agreement, Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen has said repeatedly that U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order on immigrants and refugees does not affect the agreement, which will remain in place.While political uncertainty in the U.S. is creating fear among many of his clients, Prokosch cautions them against making the crossing, particularly in light of stories of refuge seekers nearly freezing to death in the process."I'm saying, don't do it, don't do it. Talk to your lawyer first. This is dangerous stuff. You've made it out of a dangerous situation, don't put yourself back into another dangerous situation."Prokosch said that while the U.S. political situation is tense, "there's always something we can try to keep someone in the United States."
Amid Canada's charm offensive, Trump, Trudeau to meet Monday in Washington-[The Canadian Press]-yahoonews-Feb 9, 2017, 11:52 AM
WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet Monday in Washington, the Prime Minister's Office says.In a statement, the PMO says the two leaders will discuss "the unique relationship between Canada and the United States" and how best to "work hard for middle-class Canadians and Americans, together."A statement from the White House says the two leaders are looking forward to "a constructive conversation on strengthening the relationship between our two nations."Word of the meeting comes amid the federal government's ongoing economic messaging operation, which has Finance Minister Bill Morneau in the U.S. capital today — the third federal cabinet minister to visit this week.Morneau is meeting members of Congress and the administration to drive home a point that Canada is eagerly making as NAFTA trade negotiations approach: trade with Canada is good for American interests.In a speech at Georgetown University, Morneau listed the nine million U.S. jobs tied to trade with Canada, saying they pay better than non-trade jobs.He also says Canada buys more from the U.S. than all members of the European Union combined, and notes there's no big trade deficit with Canada.The government hopes those messages help the Canadian government escape the most damaging effects of the Trump agenda, which includes the threat of tariffs and tougher trade deals.The Canadian Press.
ISIS is reportedly calling Trump's travel ban 'the blessed ban'-[Business Insider]-Pamela Engel-Business Insider-yahoonews-February 8, 2017
The terrorist group ISIS has reportedly branded President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration "the Blessed Ban" as it seemingly proves that the West is at war with Islam.New York Times terrorism correspondent Rukmini Callimachi reported from Iraq that ISIS has been talking about Trump's travel ban, which bars refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries — identified as hot spots for terrorism — from entering the US."I reported here in Nov/Dec of last year," Callimachi tweeted on Wednesday. "Guess what's different on this trip? Everywhere I go, Iraqis want to ask about the visa ban."Callimachi is in Mosul, ISIS' stronghold in Iraq that is slowly being liberated from the terrorist group.She said a resident of western Mosul, which is still under ISIS control, told her translator in a phone call that ISIS is also discussing the ban."The resident said ISIS has been openly celebrating the ban," Callimachi tweeted. "They've even coined a phrase for it: الحظر المبارك — or 'The Blessed Ban.'"Callimachi explained why: "ISIS sees this as *their* doing. They succeeded in scaring the daylight out of America.""ISIS, according to this resident of Western Mosul, thinks their terror tactic worked. They frightened the most powerful man in the world," Callimachi said, referring to Trump.ISIS has been silent on the ban on its official propaganda channels, but the group's supporters have been cheering it online. And the Pentagon noted on Tuesday that many Iraqi ISIS fighters are now trapped in western Mosul, the area of the city that Callimachi's source is from.Terrorism experts opposed to the ban have said it will end up helping ISIS recruit more people as it pushes its message that the West is at war with Islam. US legal actions that seem to target Muslims could play into that narrative."The [ISIS] chatrooms have been abuzz about how this shows that there is a clash of civilizations, that Muslims are not welcome in America etc.," Mia Bloom, a terrorism expert and professor at Georgia State University, told Business Insider via email last week.Callimachi notes that ISIS' language is similar to that used by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the founder of ISIS' predecessor group Al Qaeda in Iraq.Zarqawi "called the 2003 invasion of Iraq 'the Blessed Invasion,'" Callimachi said.Trump defended the travel ban in a rambling speech to the National Sheriffs' Association on Wednesday morning. He accused judges of trying to overturn the executive order because of politics and pointed to immigration law that seems to support his travel ban."I think our security is at risk today, and it will be at risk until such time we are entitled and get what we are entitled to as citizens of this country," he said. "We want security. One of the reasons I was elected is because of law and order and security."
Russian airstrike kills 3 Turkish soldiers in Syria-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-February 9, 2017
ANKARA, Turkey — A Russian warplane "accidentally" hit a building on Thursday in northern Syria with Turkish soldiers inside, killing at least three troops and wounding 11, Turkey's military said.President Vladimir Putin promptly called his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to express regrets over the friendly fire incident. The Kremlin said Putin conveyed his condolences over the "tragic incident."The Russian airstrike took place in the morning, near the town of al-Bab, which Turkish troops and Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters are trying to capture from the Islamic State group. News of the deaths came as Turkey was holding funerals for five Turkish soldiers killed in an IS attack near al-Bab the day before. The Turkish military said Turkey and Russia were conducting a joint investigation into the incident.Meanwhile, in a reflection of how complex the Syrian theatre of war has become, Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters and Syrian government allied troops briefly clashed on the outskirts of an Islamic State-held town in northern Syria.It was the first such confrontation since the Turkey-backed offensive began in northern Syria last August. Thursday's clashes came despite Ankara's remarks the previous day that it was in talks with Moscow to co-ordinate troop movements and avoid any encounter with the Syrian military in the fighting around the IS-held town.Turkey and Russia recently repaired ties that were strained by Turkey's downing of Russian jet near the border with Syria two years ago. In late December, the two countries brokered a cease-fire for Syria and in January they sponsored peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan. Syrian rebels and President Bashar Assad's government officials attended that gathering.Thursday's airstrike deaths raise the number of Turkish troops killed in Turkey's operation in Syria to 64.Syria's opposition-run Thiqa news agency, which covers Syrian opposition fighters in the offensive on al-Bab, told The Associated Press that a sniper opened fire on the Turkey-backed forces advancing on the western edge of al-Bab, sparking clashes that wounded several fighters.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the clashes were fierce around the southwestern edge of al-Bab, where the government troops made a significant advance on Thursday.The Turkey-backed opposition fighters have also made a significant push into al-Bab, seizing a strategic hill on the town's western edge. There was no immediate comment from Damascus on the reported clashes between the government troops and the opposition fighters.A Russia- and Turkey-sponsored cease-fire, in place since Dec. 30, has excluded areas where militant factions, the Islamic State group and Syria's al-Qaida affiliate, operate or hold ground.Syrian government troops and allied militias, as well Turkish troops, the U.S-led international coalition, and Russia have been going after IS in different parts of the country.The push has lately focused on the IS-held town of al-Bab, northeast of Aleppo. Syrian government forces and their allies have been pushing from the south, aided by Russian airstrikes-On Thursday, government troops seized a village south of al-Bab, bringing them less than 3 kilometres (1.5 miles) from the town, according to opposition monitors.Meanwhile, Turkish troops, backing Syrian opposition fighters, have pushed their way from the western part of the town, entering the outskirts of al-Bab. The two advances have effectively encircled the militant group, which had set up strong fortifications around al-Bab.Another fight against IS is raging in east and northeast Syria, where Kurdish troops, backed by the United States, are advancing against the IS in the militants' de facto capital of Raqqa. Meanwhile, government forces are battling an IS offensive in Deir al-Zour and another one in the central Homs province, around the ancient town of Palmyra.In other developments in Syria, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the Red Cross said a suspected rebel mortar attack that hit a Red Crescent distribution centre in the government-held city of Aleppo Wednesday killed a volunteer and two civilians.The attack in the Hamadaniya neighbourhood also wounded seven other volunteers. The Observatory said there were also other mortar rounds that hit security checkpoints in the area. Syria's state news agency said mortar shells also hit other buildings in the neighbourhood .After years of heavy fighting, Syrian government forces drove the rebels out of eastern Aleppo in December, but the opposition still holds some areas on the city's outskirts. Fighting has continued around Aleppo and in other parts of Syria despite a Russia- and Turkey-sponsored cease-fire.Violence has also beset rebel- and opposition-held areas, including in Homs, where at least nine civilians were killed in suspected Russian or government airstrikes on Wednesday. The governor of Homs, Talal Barazi, told the AP that three people were killed when an explosive device was detonated in the city on Thursday.___El Deeb reported from Beirut. Associated Press writer Albert Aji in Damascus, Syria, contributed to this report.Suzan Fraser And Sarah El Deeb, The Associated Press.
New Westminster schools may soon become sanctuaries for undocumented children-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-February 8, 2017
New Westminster schools are one step closer to becoming sanctuaries for children of families with precarious immigration status, who fear enrolling their children in schools will risk their security.On Tuesday night, the education policy committee of the New Westminster Board of Education recommended approval of a sanctuary schools policy to go forward for a vote on Feb. 28. According to the British Columbia School Act, all school age residents can attend a school in their district. But, school board vice-chair, Mark Gifford says some families have held their children back from school for months or even years out of fear of losing their children or being forced out of the country."It's a scary experience for folks new to a country or who've been here for some time, and held off from engaging with big systems. They seem scary sometimes, and kind of involve too much risk for folks to approach," said Gifford.Precarious immigration status refers to less than full legal status, and can include refugee applicants, undocumented entrants, and temporary workers.-Two key principles-The proposed sanctuary policy focuses on two key principles: access to all, and access without fear.Access to all would ensure that all children who are residents of New Westminster are given equitable access to education, regardless of their immigrant status. Access without fear focuses on making schools safe zones, where all children and families can expect the school and its staff will protect students' personal information and not share it with any immigration authorities.The sanctuary policy is the result of a year of consultation with community stakeholders, like Sanctuary Health, a community group who seeks to ensure that all people have access to essential services regardless of immigration status."I'm really excited about this policy moving forward, and I think that this means that children and families who were previously afraid or worried that they weren't going to be able to access schools will know that the New Westminster school district stands behind them and is going to support them in being a part of the community and being a part of the school system," said Tasha Nijjar with Sanctuary Health.Gifford says that if the policy is approved the school board will adopt the changes in time for the 2017 school year.
END OF THE WORLD CONSPIRACIES-DATE SETTERS.
15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
2 TIMOTHY 4:3-4
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
12 Say ye not, A confederacy,(CONSPIRACY) to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy;(CONSPIRACY THEORY) neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man,(ONLY BY THE SIGNS-WE KNOW THE RAPTURE CAN HAPPEN ANY SECOND NOW-NOT BY DATE SETTING) no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Over 100 dead in Brazil state as police strike spurs anarchy-[Reuters]-By Paulo Whitaker and Pablo Garibian-YAHOONEWS-February 9, 2017
VITORIA, Brazil (Reuters) - More than 100 people have been reported killed in violence and looting during a six-day strike by police in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, with schools and businesses closed and public transportation frozen.The Army mobilized airborne troops and armoured vehicles on Thursday to reinforce the roughly 1,200 soldiers and federal police trying to contain the chaos in the coastal state north of Rio de Janeiro.Most of the violence was centred in the state capital Vitoria, a wealthy port city ringed by golden beaches and filled with mining and petroleum companies.Police in Espirito Santo are demanding a pay rise amid an economic downturn that has hammered public finances in Brazil, with many states struggling to ensure even basic health, education and security services.Soldiers patrolled abandoned streets in downtown Vitoria, stopping and frisking the occasional pedestrian against shuttered store fronts.State officials said they needed hundreds more federal troops and members of an elite federal police force to help establish order and make up for the absence of some 1,800 state police who normally patrol Vitoria's metropolitan area."The Army's involvement in Espirito Santo is temporary. It is here to make government negotiations possible and bring peace to the population. We are not going to replace the police," General Eduardo Villas Boas said on Twitter.-"HOSTAGES IN OUR HOMES"-The state government has not released an official number for killings since police started striking on Saturday for better pay, but a spokeswoman for the union representing police told Reuters early on Thursday it had registered 101 homicides.That would be more than six times the state's average homicide rate during the same period last year. The Globo TV network, citing security officials, reported that 200 cars were stolen in Vitoria on a single day, ten times the daily average for the whole state.The state's retail association said businesses have lost 90 million reais ($28.87 million) since police walked off the job.Where stores did open their doors, they were swarmed by shoppers stocking up as if preparing for a natural disaster."Good thing the supermarket opened because I have two young children at home and the food is running out," said salesman Vitor Paulo, weighted down with shopping bags. "It's like we're hostages in our own homes. We're scared to go out."Representatives of the striking police, including some of the officers' wives, met with state officials on Wednesday to demand that salaries be doubled for every category of officer.The union said they have not received a raise in four years. Monthly pay for an officer starts at 2,643 reais ($848), according to Corporal Thiago Bicalho, a spokesman for striking police."We are going to analyse the offer and see what we can do in reality to advance this situation," said Julio Pompeu, director of the state's human rights secretariat, who is helping the government negotiate with police.The two sides are scheduled to meet again on Thursday.(Reporting by Paulo Whitaker and Pablo Garibian; Writing and additional reporting by Brad Brooks and Brad Haynes; Editing by Bernadette Baum and Andrew Hay)
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