Tuesday, February 14, 2017

 

RCMP SAY 21 PEOPLE ARRESTS AS OF LAST SATURDAY FOR ILLEGAL CROSSING THE BORDER AT EMERSON MANITOBA.

JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY LADIES.

Japan killjoys wage war on Valentine's 'conspiracy'-Alastair HIMMER-Agence France-Presse-YAHOONEWS-February 12, 2017

Tokyo (AFP) - As Japan prepares to celebrate Valentine's Day, a cranky group of marxist protesters have called for an end to public displays of love, claiming it hurts their feelings.Members of 'Kakuhido', or the Revolutionary Alliance of Men that Women find Unattractive, unfurled a giant "Smash Valentine's Day" banner as the party-poopers set off to try and overthrow the annual celebration of romance.The grumpy comrades elicited curious looks from passers-by in the trendy Shibuya district where they rallied against commercialism and chanted other buzz-kill slogans such as "public smooching is terrorism!""Our aim is to crush this love capitalism," the group's public relations chief Takayuki Akimoto told AFP."People like us who don't seek value in love are being oppressed by society," he added. "It's a conspiracy by people who think unattractive guys are inferior, or losers -- like cuddling in public, it makes us feel bad. It's unforgivable."Previously, the killjoy group has also protested against "housewives who control Japan's future" as their hapless husbands work all hours at the office.Valentine's Day in Japan is a huge money-spinner for the confectionery business as women are traditionally expected to buy chocolates for the men in their lives -- from lovers to work colleagues.Men reciprocate a month later on White Day, a Japanese marketing brainwave dreamt up by confectioners in the 1980s to keep the cash tills ringing."The tradition of giving chocolates means you're always competing," said Akimoto, 33, blasting what his group calls the "passion-based capitalism" of Valentine's Day."You're judged by how many sweets you get. It's a business strategy by the chocolate capitalists, it's ridiculous."Valentine's Day originated as an ancient Christian and Roman tradition and Akimoto fumed: "Religious overtones have been twisted and turned into a vehicle to make money."Japan is experiencing a loss of mojo with couples apparently too stressed or busy to have sex, frustrating government efforts to raise the birthrate as policymakers struggle to cope with a shrinking population.Akimoto claims the group's message has begun to hit home after 10 years of protests."Recently you hear of more people spending Christmas alone or women growing tired of Valentine's Day," he said. "We believe that through our fight, we've helped contribute to that social shift."Kakuhido was founded in 2006 by Katsuhiro Furusawa, who began reading the Communist Manifesto after being dumped by his girlfriend and came to the conclusion that being unpopular with the opposite sex was a class issue, fuelling his anti-Valentine message.Akimoto offered some advice for would-be disciples of the spoil-sport group, which also protests White Day and Christmas."We're saying you don't have to enjoy Christmas or Valentine's Day," he said joylessly, adding that Kakuhido is also taking aim at Halloween."Just spend the day doing normal things. Our enemy is formidable, but we are ready for a long, drawn-out war."

WW2 bomb forces huge evacuation in Greece - and museum trip for refugees-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-February 12, 2017

THESSALONIKI, Greece (Reuters) - A World War Two bomb forced a massive evacuation in Greece's second-largest city on Sunday, but also gave a group of stranded refugees a rare day-trip to the museum.The bomb was deactivated by specialists by midday and was taken from the site, just to the west of central Thessaloniki, to a military shooting range to be destroyed.Up to 72,000 residents living within a 2 km (1.2 miles) radius of the bomb site had been asked to leave their homes for local gyms, stadiums and cafes in one of the country's biggest peacetime evacuations.The 250 kg (550 lb) bomb was discovered about 5 metres (16 feet) below ground during excavation works at a petrol station last week."Phase two of the bomb removal operation was successfully completed. Citizens can safely return to their homes," Regional Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas wrote on Twitter.For one group of refugees and migrants the discovery of the bomb led to an excursion to a museum.The group, many of them Syrians fleeing the civil war there, live in a nearby former toilet paper factory. They were taken to the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, a listed monument whose permanent exhibitions include masterpieces of ancient Greek art dating from prehistoric times to late antiquity.About 450 people live in the Softex refugee camp in an industrial zone on the outskirts of the city, in conditions described as "prison-like" by Amnesty International.They are among about 60,000 refugees and migrants stranded in makeshift and formal camps across Greece since Balkan countries closed their borders last March to those seeking passage to western and northern Europe.Greece's migration ministry said Sunday's trip was organised at the request of the refugees, and Greek state TV said they would also visit Thessaloniki's White Tower, a waterfront monument and one of Greece's most recognisable buildings.(Reporting by Alexandros Avramidis; Writing by Karolina Tagaris; Editing by Jeremy Gaunt and Hugh Lawson)

STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

LUKE 21:25-26
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)

Snowy Sunday and hazardous road conditions coming for Toronto-[CBC]-yahoonews-February 11, 2017

Don't put away your boots and shovels yet, Toronto — Sunday promises to be another snowy day.Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the city. There could be up to 10 c.m. of white stuff on Sunday, with some heavy snowfall.-Snow starting Sunday morning-The snow is expected to start early Sunday morning and end in the evening.Environment Canada says local blowing snow will be a concern that night.And if you're venturing out of the house, be careful out there.Environment Canada is expecting hazardous road conditions and reduced visibility, so don't rush and factor in some extra time.Toronto Pearson International Airport is advising anyone flying on Sunday to check their flight status.

Aftershocks rattle survivors after Philippine quake kills 8-[Associated Press]-YAHOONEWS-February 12, 2017

SURIGAO, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials on Sunday warned survivors of a powerful earthquake that left at least eight people dead in the country's south to ensure their homes and buildings are sturdy enough before venturing back amid continuing aftershocks.A strong aftershock alarmed residents, some of whom screamed in fear, while waiting for President Rodrigo Duterte to arrive to console earthquake survivors gathered in a gymnasium in the hard-hit capital of Surigao del Norte province.The magnitude 6.7 quake struck late Friday, killing at least eight people, injuring more than 200 and damaging the main provincial airport and about 1,000 houses in Surigao, officials said. Some residents said the shaking was so strong they could not stand up to rush out of their houses.Officials appealed for volunteer engineers to help check the stability of damaged schools, hospitals, malls, hotels and other buildings, especially in the provincial capital of Surigao city, which has been placed under a state of calamity to ensure a rapid release of emergency funds and prevent food hoarding. Power was restored Sunday in some parts of the city."Our call is do not return hastily after the strong quake," said Romina Marasigan, spokeswoman of the government's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. "We have to ensure that our residences are safe.""The critical infrastructures — the schools, the hospitals and offices that provide services — should also be checked if they are still safe for use," she said. "We are again reiterating our appeal for help from civil and structural engineers to ensure the safety of the people."Renato Solidum, who heads the Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology, said at least 137 aftershocks had hit following the quake. "Aftershocks are normal after a strong earthquake. Typically, these may last for days, up to weeks," he said.Among the structures damaged by the quake were 12 schools, six bridges and some shopping malls, many of which had visible cracks, shattered glass windows and damaged canopies. The quake may have busted tap water pipes, limiting supply in Surigao city, which lies about 700 kilometers (430 miles) southeast of Manila, and three outlying towns, officials said.Duterte arrived more than three hours late in Surigao city because his entourage had to make a detour following the closure of its airport due to deep cracks in its runway. He later expressed sympathy and pledged financial help to quake survivors needing medical treatment.The Philippines sits in the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where earthquakes and volcanoes are common.The last major earthquake that struck Surigao, an impoverished region also dealing with a communist insurgency, was in 1879, Solidum said. A magnitude 7.7 quake killed nearly 2,000 people on the northern island of Luzon in 1990.Following Friday's quake, communist guerrillas declared an indefinite cease-fire in quake-hit areas to foster rehabilitation work and help people recover faster from the calamity. "Rest assured we will not do any harm to the military as long as they will not come to our areas," Comrade Oto, a regional rebel spokesman, said in a statement.___Associated Press writer Jim Gomez in Manila contributed to this report.

More than 200 whales swim away after New Zealand stranding-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-February 11, 2017

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Whale lovers in New Zealand finally got some good news after more than 200 stranded whales managed to refloat themselves overnight and swim away, while volunteers managed to save another 17 whales at high tide.More than 650 pilot whales have beached themselves along Farewell Spit at the tip of the South Island in two separate mass strandings over recent days.About 350 whales have died, including 20 that were euthanized. Another 100 have been refloated by volunteers and more than 200 have swum away unassisted.Hundreds of volunteers have spent days at the beach dousing the whales with buckets of water and trying to refloat them.Department of Conservation spokesman Herb Christophers said on Sunday everyone is hoping the strandings are finally over.Nick Perry, The Associated Press.

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

WORLD TERRORISM

GENESIS 6:11-13
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.

GENESIS 16:11-12
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)

ISAIAH 14:12-14
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)

JOHN 16:2
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)

Sobering' poll finds European support for Trump's Muslim ban By Eszter Zalan-euobserver

BRUSSELS, 9. Feb, 09:29-The majority of Europeans, according to a poll of more than 10,000 people in 10 EU countries, would support a Trump-style ban on migration from mainly Muslim countries.The London-based think tank, Chatham House, conducted the poll before US president Donald Trump's executive order was announced and asked if immigration from Muslim-majority countries should be stopped.An average of 55 percent of those surveyed agreed, 25 percent neither agreed nor disagreed and 20 percent disagreed, the poll, published on Tuesday, (7 February) said.According to the survey, 71 percent of people in Poland, 65 percent Austria, 64 percent in Hungary and Belgium, and 61 percent in France agreed.Support was also high in Greece (58%), Germany (53%), Italy (51%), the UK (47%) and Spain (41%).Chatham House called the findings "striking and sobering"."They [the results] suggest that public opposition to any further migration from predominantly Muslim states is by no means confined to Trump’s electorate in the US but is fairly widespread," it said in a statement.Most of these countries have been central in the migration crisis, or have seen terrorist attacks over the last years, and the radical right is part of their political scene, Chatham Hose pointed out.Support for the ban was stronger among older populations, with only 44 percent of people aged 18-29 being in favour, while 63 percent of those older than 60 said they agreed with a ban.The notion of a ban was more popular with men and those living in rural areas. Urban dwellers and female respondents were less likely to support the move.Education was also a dividing factor: of those with secondary level qualifications 59 percent opposed further Muslim immigration, while less than half of all degree holders supported further migration curbs.European leaders have slammed Trump's immigration ban from seven mainly Muslim countries, while leaders of Europe’s populist right-wing parties have praised the move.-Lack of faith-Another recent survey also showed that 80 percent of respondents have lost confidence in political parties, and the media, and are looking for strong leaders who break rules.The worldwide survey conducted online by Ipsos targeted adults under 65 in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Britain, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States.The results, published in late January, showed that people say they were more likely to support a party or political leader who promised radical change.European respondents participating in the survey generally lacked trust in international institutions.After the eurozone turmoil and bank bailouts, people also lacked faith in banks, with Spain and Italy leading the way, on 92 and 80 percent, respectively, followed by Germany on 75 percent.People tended to distrust the justice system as well, although to a lesser degree, with Spain, Hungary, Italy, and Poland being the most sceptical among the surveyed European nations.Lack of confidence in the media was also well above 50 percent in the European countries participating in the poll.In Hungary, where prime minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz has dominated the media landscape, respondents distrusted the media the most, with 87 percent saying they lack confidence.Seventy five percent of British respondents also said they do not trust their media.Most respondents had no confidence in their government either, with Spain distrusting their political leadership with 89 percent. Polish and Hungarian respondents also said ( 82 percent) that they do not trust their governments.In all European countries participating in the survey, over 70 percent of the respondents said they did not trust political parties.-Outspoken leaders-No surprise then that a high proportion of people was more likely to vote for a political party or leader that stood up for common people against the elite, and that around half were attracted to political parties and leaders promising to upset the status quo. The same group would support a leader who offends others, but speaks his/her mind.With the presidential election campaign heating up in France, where far-right leader Marine Le Pen is a front-runner, 80 percent of French respondents said they want a "strong leader who breaks the rules".In some European countries, which have been victims of terrorist attacks, like Belgium and France, people favour "stopping terrorism over protecting civil rights". In Germany, only 40 percent supported that notion.Around half of the people in Hungary, Belgium, and Italy thought that their country would be stronger if immigration was stopped, a curious result in Hungary where there is virtually no immigration, as last year it granted asylum protection to just 432 people, according to official figures.

Inter-Shi'ite tension mounts in Baghdad after clashes-[Reuters]-By Huda Majeed and Ahmed Rasheed-YAHOONEWS-February 12, 2017

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Tension between Iraq's Shi'ite leaders mounted on Sunday as the toll from protests in central Baghdad on Saturday increased to six killed, five demonstrators loyal to the fiery cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and one policeman.At least 174 other protesters were injured in clashes that pitted police and Sadr's followers who had gathered to demand an overhaul of a commission that supervises elections, ahead of a provincial poll due in September.The clashes broke out as the protesters attempted to cross the bridge that links Tahrir Square where they had gathered and the heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings, embassies and international organizations.In a statement reacting to the killing of his followers on Saturday evening, Sadr said: "Their blood won't have been shed in vain." He promised "peaceful" retaliation.Several Katyusha rockets hit the Green Zone on Saturday evening but there were no casualties, a military spokesman said.Sadr's military wing, the Peace Brigades, denied in a statement firing the rockets, reacting to the military spokesman who said they seem to have been fired from Baladiyat, a district where the cleric has many followers.The growing tensions come at a bad time for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi who is trying to focus on a critical battle with Islamic State in Mosul, the last major urban stronghold of the Sunni militants in northern Iraq.Four of the five protesters killed were hit by bullets and the fifth died of unknown causes, according to an updated casualties toll given by an Interior Ministry official. Most of the injured were treated for choking on tear gas, he said.Sadr says the electoral commission is favorable to his Shi'ite rival, former prime minister Nuri al-Maliki, a politician close to Iran whom he accuses of corruption.He also blames Maliki for the failure of the Iraqi army to contain the advance of Islamic State in 2014, as he was then prime minister and commander of the armed forces.The cleric said his supporters wanted to get near the Green Zone to make their voices heard by decision-makers, and had no intention of storming it again.Abadi ordered an investigation into the violence amid claims by the Interior Ministry that some demonstrators carried firearms and knives. Sadr insists his followers were peaceful.In a statement, Maliki's Dawa party accused Sadr without naming him of trying to "distract the Iraqi people in sedition in order to prevent the efforts to get rid of Daesh," an acronym for Islamic State.Sadr is openly hostile to American policies in the Middle East and, at the same time, he has a troubled relationship with Iraqi political groups allied with Iran.Sadr is the heir of a clerical family who suffered under Saddam Hussein, the former president toppled in the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. His Shi'ite rivals had fled Saddam's persecution, returning to Iraq after the invasion.A hardline Iranian-backed Shi'ite leader, sheikh Qais al-Khazali warned Sadr against escalation. "While we stand by the freedom to demonstrate, we stress the need not to allow events to spin out of control and lead to harmful consequences."Sadr's followers held several demonstrations last year to press for anti-corruption reforms and stormed the Green Zone after violent clashes with security forces.Iraqi forces last month completed the first phase of the Mosul offensive that started in October, by removing the militants from the eastern side of the city. They are now preparing to attack the part that lies west of the Tigris river.(Reporting by Huda Majeed and Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Toby Chopra and Stephen Powell)

RCMP say 21 people arrested for illegally crossing border at Emerson, Manitoba-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-February 11, 2017

EMERSON, Man. — The Mounties say 21 people crossed the border illegally this weekend near a Manitoba community where there has been a surge in asylum seekers — the latest to arrive in a method authorities say is on the rise.RCMP say they arrested two groups of people, one group of 16 and the other of five, illegally crossing at Emerson, Manitoba, late Friday and early Saturday."I had a few people call me saying they were ringing their doorbell and banging their doors," said Greg Janzen, the community's reeve."I know one household that let a young family in until the police came," he added.Police say all of the people asked to make refugee claims and were taken to the Canada Border Services Agency port at Emerson so they could do so.No one could be reached with the border services agency on Saturday for word on their status.An increasing number of refugee claimants, mostly from African countries such as Somalia and Ghana, have been risking freezing temperatures and walking through farmers fields to get over the border and into Emerson in the last few months.RCMP Sgt. Harold Pfleiderer said in an email there has been an increase in illegal migration in Quebec, Manitoba, and British Columbia, with the largest increase being seen in Quebec, although he said police weren't able to provide specific numbers.The increase follows planned new restrictions in the United States on refugees.Asylum seekers who cross the border illegally are generally doing so to circumvent the Safe Third Country Agreement, which is based on the premise that Canada and the United States are generally safe countries for refugees.That means Canadian officials typically won't admit refugees who have already claimed asylum in the United States. Those who cross illegally can make their claims once they're in Canada, according to immigration lawyer Julie Lessard."With the instability and insecurity these people feel in the United States they try to enter illegally, because that's the way to go around that agreement," she said.The mayor of the U.S.-adjacent township of Hemmingford, Que. says there are some refugees coming across every day, usually straight into the arms of RCMP officers already waiting to take them into custody."They want to be noticed, they're not hiding. They want to be picked up," Paul Viau told The Canadian Press.Politicians in Emerson met with RCMP and the Canada Border Services Agency on Thursday to address concerns after 22 refugees walked into Canada last weekend.Janzen said Saturday that he was pleased with the communication from authorities about the latest arrivals. He said authorities were asked if they needed the town hall for the latest arrivals, which was where last weekend's refugees were sheltered, but he said the offer was declined.The RCMP said Thursday it is increasing resources in the Emerson area to intercept border jumpers and take them to officials should they make a refugee claim.Two men from Ghana were severely frostbitten in December when they crossed the border at Emerson.Janzen said it isn't as cold now as it was before in southern Manitoba, and he thinks that means the number of illegal crossings will likely increase.He said he's faced some criticism and even claims he's racist for advising residents to not open their doors and call RCMP if a stranger shows up.He said he doesn't disagree with the person who opened the door for the family, though."He felt sorry for them. At that point, you know, the humanitarian part kicks in," Janzen said.___By Rob Drinkwater in Edmonton and Morgan Lowrie in Montreal.The Canadian Press.

U.S. will strengthen Pacific allies against NKorea hostility - official-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-February 12, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is committed to the security of its allies in the Pacific region and will bolster its allies there against any hostile actions from North Korea, a White House official said on Sunday."The message is that we are going to reinforce and strengthen our vital alliances in the Pacific region as part of our strategy to deter and prevent the increasing hostility that we've seen in recent years from the North Korean regime," White House adviser Stephen Miller said on the television show "Fox News Sunday."(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Alan Crosby)

Hundreds of immigrants arrested in 'routine' U.S. enforcement surge-[Reuters]-By Sharon Bernstein and Kristina Cooke-YAHOONEWS-February 11, 2017

(Reuters) - U.S. federal immigration agents arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least four states this week in what officials on Friday called routine enforcement actions.Reports of immigration sweeps this week sparked concern among immigration advocates and families, coming on the heels of President Donald Trump's executive order barring refugees and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim nations. That order is currently on hold."The fear coursing through immigrant homes and the native-born Americans who love immigrants as friends and family is palpable," Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, said in a statement. "Reports of raids in immigrant communities are a grave concern."The enforcement actions took place in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and surrounding areas, said David Marin, director of enforcement and removal for the Los Angeles field office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.Only five of 161 people arrested in Southern California would not have been enforcement priorities under the Obama administration, he said.The agency did not release a total number of detainees. The Atlanta office, which covers three states, arrested 200 people, Bryan Cox, a spokesman for the office, said. The 161 arrests in the Los Angeles area were made in a region that included seven highly populated counties, Marin said.Marin called the five-day operation an "enforcement surge."In a conference call with reporters, he said that such actions were routine, pointing to one last summer in Los Angeles under former President Barack Obama."The rash of these recent reports about ICE checkpoints and random sweeps, that’s all false and that’s dangerous and irresponsible," Marin said. "Reports like that create a panic.”He said that of the people arrested in Southern California, only 10 did not have criminal records. Of those, five had prior deportation orders.Michael Kagan, a professor of immigration law at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, said immigration advocates are concerned that the arrests could signal the beginning of more aggressive enforcement and increased deportations under Trump."It sounds as if the majority are people who would have been priorities under Obama as well," Kagan said in a telephone interview. "But the others may indicate the first edge of a new wave of arrests and deportations."Trump recently broadened the categories of people who could be targeted for immigration enforcement to anyone who had been charged with a crime, removing an Obama-era exception for people convicted of traffic misdemeanors, Kagan said.(Reporting by Sharon Bernstein in Sacramento, Calif., and Kristina Cooke in San Francisco; Writing by Sharon Bernstein; Editing by Peter Henderson and Leslie Adler)

Hole in tallest U.S. dam grows, officials say no threat of failure-[Reuters]-By Gina Cherelus-YAHOONEWS-February 10, 2017

(Reuters) - A 30-foot (9-meter) hole has appeared in a section of the tallest dam in the United States that is expected to worsen, but there was no immediate threat it will fail, endangering thousands of area residents, California state officials said on Friday.State authorities and engineers on Thursday carefully released water from the Lake Oroville Dam in Northern California as water levels in the reservoir rose due to heavy rain and snow.There was no imminent or expected threat to public safety or the dam, the Butte County Sheriff's Office said, and the California Department of Water Resources said the structure was sound.Still, authorities advised people living along the Feather River below the dam to gather important belongings and consider shelter if an evacuation warning is issued.The earthfill dam is just upstream and to the east of Oroville, a city of more than 16,260 people 65 miles (105 km) north of Sacramento. At 770 feet (230 meters) high, the structure, built between 1962 and 1968, is the tallest dam in the United States, besting the famed Hoover Dam by more than 40 feet (12 meters).Water levels at the dam on Friday were over 894 feet (273 meters), less than 7 feet (2 meters) from the top, said Doug Carlson, a spokesman for the Department of Water Resources.On Tuesday, officials began noticing large chunks of concrete missing from the dam's spillway. Erosion eventually caused a 200-foot-long (60-meter-long), 30-foot-deep hole to form near the center of the spillway, a structure used to control the release of water.As the spillway continued to crumble, an emergency spillway was being considered, the department said on Twitter.The department said it preferred not to use the emergency spillway because it would dump water onto trees and put debris into the Feather River, a source of water for parts of California.Video on the sheriff department's Facebook page showed about 35,000 cubic feet of water per second being released down the enormous slide into the river, but officials said the additional flow would not necessarily cause flooding."Flooding is based on total flow to the Feather River," the Butte County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. "The current forecasted total flow is not expected to exceed 75 cubic feet (2 cubic meters) per second, which is less than the flow in 2006 and half of the flow in 1997."(This story corrects conversion in first paragraph to 9-meter instead of 90-meter.)(Reporting by Gina Cherelus; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

Trump faces test from North Korea while mulling travel order-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-February 12, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Already in a domestic battle over his immigration order, President Donald Trump now faces a fresh foreign provocation in his first weeks in office — an apparent ballistic missile test by North Korea.After a stormy start on the diplomacy front, Trump has shown evidence of more traditional approach of closely cultivating a relationship with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The countries' long-standing ties were reinforced after word came Saturday night of the test-firing that would be North Korea's first of the year and an implicit challenge to Trump.The president, who was hosting Abe for a weekend visit at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida, said he stood by Japan "100 per cent ."As the new administration assesses the threat from North Korea, the White House also is focusing on its options following a legal blow to Trump's immigration order suspending the nation's refugee program and barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.Some answers about the way ahead may come later Sunday from Stephen Miller, the chief policy adviser who helped craft the order. He was scheduled to appear on four news shows.The administration maintains that all options are on the table, including a Supreme Court appeal. But Trump said on the plane ride down to Florida on Friday that he was considering signing a "brand new order" as early as Monday to try to bypass the legal challenges.Trump's trip to Mar-a-Lago had begun as a bonding session with Abe. For most of the day Saturday, Trump and the Japanese prime minister played golf under the Florida sun to get to know one another and show the world the U.S.-Japan alliance remained strong. Then events in Asia provided a more significant example of co-operation After North Korea reportedly launched a ballistic missile, the two leaders appeared for hastily prepared statements in a ballroom of Trump's south Florida estate. Abe spoke first and longest."North Korea's most recent missile launch is absolutely intolerable," Abe said through a translator. He added that the North must comply fully with relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions, but also noted that Trump had assured him that the U.S. supported Japan."President Trump and I myself completely share the view that we are going to promote further co-operation between the two nations. And also we are going to further reinforce our alliance," he said.Trump followed Abe with even fewer words, saying in part: "I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 per cent ." With that, they left the room.With Abe's early Sunday departure from Florida, Trump tweeted that the leaders had held "two days of very productive talks."In the opening days of his presidency, Trump's diplomacy had a rocky stretch that included contentious phone calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia. In contrast, the first visit by a foreign leader at his Mar-a-Lago estate was a friendly weekend of meetings, dinners and golf that suggested the new president was willing to invest time in developing close personal relationships with leaders he feels he can work with.

France condemns Pyongyang for missile firing-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-February 12, 2017

PARIS (Reuters) - France condemned the firing of a ballistic missile into the sea early on Sunday by North Korea, the first such test since U.S. President Donald Trump was elected."France condemns the missile strike that was conducted by North Korea on Feb. 12 in violation of resolutions of the United Nations' security council," the ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a short statement on Sunday."France reaffirms its solidarity with its partners in Asia-Pacific whose security is threatened by the North Korean nuclear and ballistic program," it said.The Trump administration indicated that Washington would have a calibrated response to avoid escalating tensions.(Reporting by Matthias Blamont; Editing by Toby Chopra)

Fourth Muslim group rejects federal grant to fight extremism-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-February 11, 2017

WASHINGTON — A California Islamic school wanted to keep an open mind before Donald Trump took office. But less than a month into Trump's presidency, the school rejected $800,000 in federal funds aimed at combatting violent extremism.The decision made late Friday night by the Bayan Claremont graduate school's board to turn down the money — an amount that would cover more than half its yearly budget — capped weeks of sleepless nights and debate. Many there felt Trump's rhetoric singling out Islamic extremism and his travel ban affecting predominantly Muslim countries had gone too far.It also made the school the fourth organization nationwide under the Trump administration to reject the money for a program created under President Barack Obama known as countering violent extremism, or CVE, which officials say aims to thwart extremist groups' abilities to recruit would-be terrorists.Bayan Claremont had received the second-largest grant, among the first 31 federal grants for CVE awarded to organizations, schools and municipalities in the dwindling days of the Obama administration. The school had hoped to use the money to help create a new generation of Muslim community leaders, with $250,000 earmarked for more than a dozen local nonprofits doing social justice work.But the fledgling school's founding president, Jihad Turk, said officials ultimately felt accepting the money would do more harm than good.It's "a heck of a lot of money, (but) our mission and our vision is to serve the community and to bring our community to a position of excellence," Turk said. "And if we're compromised, even if only by perception in terms of our standing in the community, we ultimately can't achieve that goal," he said, adding that accepting the funds would be short-sighted.The school's internal debate is also emblematic of handwringing among grassroots and non-profit organizations involved in the program in the last couple weeks.At Unity Productions Foundation of Potomac Falls, Virginia, officials said they would decline a grant of $396,585 to produce educational films challenging narratives supporting extremist ideologies and violent extremism "due to the changes brought by the new administration," according to a private message to donors reviewed by The Associated Press.And in Dearborn, Michigan, Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities said last week it was turning down $500,000 for youth-development and public-health programs because of the "current political climate." Ka Joog, a leading Somali non-profit organization in Minneapolis, also turned down $500,000 for its youth programs.The Homeland Security Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.A U.S. official said the Trump administration has been discussing changing the Obama administration program's name, established as a presidential strategy in 2011, to an iteration of "countering Islamic extremism." The official, who has knowledge of the discussions, was not authorized to speak publicly about the proposal and spoke on condition of anonymity.All told, more than 20 per cent of the roughly $10 million awarded by the Homeland Security Department has been rejected. And other groups have signalled they may follow suit, should the name change.Turk said school officials already had reservations about the CVE strategy under Obama because they felt there's no clear or proven pathway to violence for someone with a particular extreme ideology. The group went ahead, despite worries by some activists that the program equated to a government surveillance program, because it believed the previous administration wasn't hostile to their faith.But amid what Turk called Trump's "fixation on the American Muslim community," it became clear that the president's actions were more than campaign-trail rhetoric, he said."It was becoming more and more apparent," Turk said of Trump, "that he's actually looking to carry out all the scary stuff he said."___Follow Tami Abdollah on Twitter at https://twitter.com/latamsTami Abdollah, The Associated Press.

How Montrealers are speaking out against Islamaphobia-[CBC]-yahoonews-February 11, 2017

In the days since the deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque that killed six men and injured 19 others, many Quebecers have been reflecting on how we react when we witness Islamaphobia, racism and hateful comments.Some Montrealers are saying both the U.S. election and the attack on the mosque in Quebec less than two weeks ago have pushed them to start speaking out.Larissa Pickering, who lives in Hudson and owns sleep clinics with several locations in and around Montreal, says she often hears flippant remarks or slurs "toward other races, toward Muslims, toward Jews.'" "I cannot sit back and listen to a racist slur or Islamaphobia, I can't listen to that anymore," Pickering said, adding that she has stayed silent in the past mainly to avoid confrontation."[And] I figured that we were safe enough. My society's safe enough ... these atrocious things can't happen here," she said."Now I see we aren't so safe and it's largely due to what happened in Quebec City and what's happening in the States and worldwide."Confront with kindness-On the few occasions Pickering has spoken up in the past, it didn't turn out as she had hoped.She says it's important to approach people in a kind and gentle way, without being patronizing."If you fight fire with fire and you call a person out on their bigotry or their ignorance ... it can escalate," she said.Recently, a woman she plays tennis with made a negative remark about Muslims and immigrants.Pickering decided to share a positive story about one of her own employees who is Muslim.Pickering told the woman at the tennis club Muslims "are real people like you and me — same loves, same fears, no difference."She didn't manage to change the woman's mind but says she will continue to speak out."It might fall on deaf ears but I feel like, how can I sit back? How can I sit back and not doing anything? And it kind of frightens me that people do," she said."We also have to show our children too that those racist slurs, that they're not acceptable."'Beautiful, overwhelming'Daybreak listener Zahra Al-Mawlawi contacted CBC Montreal to share her experience as a Canadian Muslim woman born in Toronto, who now lives in Montreal with her husband.She says the discrimination she has faced in Quebec is mainly verbal, with people saying "go back to your home, you don't belong here," Al-Mawlawi said."I tell them 'I'm Canadian, I carry out my life same way you do  I work, I'm educated, I give back to society ... my beliefs are personal to me I'm not coming here and trying to force my beliefs on you,'" she said.Al-Mawlawi has been touched by all the people who've spoken out against Islamaphobia since the attack on the mosque.She said one colleagues in particular came forward, offering Al-Mawlawi support."She was telling me, 'You have no idea how many friends I'm going to start unfriending right now because of their views' and that was very powerful to me that she saw the value in sticking up for the victims, for the religion, and for me," she said.Al-Mawlawi says she believes the shooting was an eye-opener for people around the world and she hopes those who are just starting to speak up against discrimination are determined to continue doing so, like her friend at work."I found it very beautiful, overwhelming. I think she's a real positive influence that other people will definitely learn from."-Calling people out on Facebook-Jennifer Welch, lives in Montreal's Saint-Laurent borough but grew up in a rural area outside Windsor, Ont.She says in recent years, largely through her work as a lactation consultant, she has learned a lot about different forms of discrimination."I'm not somebody who's been subject to racism in my life because I'm white," she said."I wasn't always aware about what it was like for those people who don't have white skin or those who are coming from a different ethnic background," she said.Since the mosque shooting, Welch has felt the need to speak out, particularly on social media."When I see my contacts on Facebook, for example, posting things that are in support of Trump or in support of his actions or have any hint of racism in them, I challenge them," she said."I say 'Hey tell me about this, why are you saying this? I'm seeing racism here, I'm seeing bigotry here,'" Welch said.Welch says some of her contacts have remained steadfast in their views and she has dropped them from her friends list on Facebook.She admits no one has said "you are right" but she is determined to continue challenging her contacts.Welch says it may be more effective than attending large protests such as the women's rallies and marches which have taken place in Montreal and multiple cities around the world since inauguration day in the United States."I think it's easier to tune out a group than tune out somebody you actually have a contact with," she said."I think that one-on-one conversation is really important."

Trudeau says national unity more important than electoral reform-[CBC]-yahoonews-Feb 10, 2017, 2:54 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau  gave his longest explanation yet for his decision to abandon his promise on electoral reform when asked about voter cynicism at a town hall Friday in Yellowknife."I know people will be disappointed," Trudeau said over boos from the crowd. "This was my choice to make and I chose to make it with full consequence of the cost that is possibly going to come to it. But I will not compromise on what is in the best interest of Canada."In his 7½-minute answer, Trudeau outlined his own preference for ranked ballots and said either a referendum or proportional voting would be too divisive for Canada.Former N.W.T. Green candidate Eli Purchase asked the question about whether Trudeau thought voters would be more cynical because of the broken promise, referring to his own experience knocking on doors."I spoke to a gentleman who said he does not vote because politicians are all the same. They say exactly what you want to hear during the election campaign and then they turn things around and do whatever is convenient for them," Purchase said."It does really matter to me that we improve our democracy," Trudeau said as he began his answer. Someone yelled "then do it" from the crowd.-Ranked ballot: 'I'm not going near it'-Trudeau said he preferred a rank ballot system for electoral reform, but decided to back away once he faced accusations it would have a disproportionate benefit for the Liberal Party."I always felt we could make a clear improvement to our political process by offering people to not ever have to vote strategically again — to give a preference on your ballot, to rank your ballot," he said.Under that kind of ballot, voters would rank candidates in terms of preference. Candidates with the fewest votes would be eliminated and voters who supported them would have their vote transferred to their number 2, and so on until one candidate has more than 50 per cent support.Critics said that system favoured the Liberals too much, and Trudeau agreed, saying, it "favours parties who are good at reaching out to find common ground with broad groups of Canadians" and get second-choice votes."I'm not going near it," he said to a smattering of applause. "I'm not going to do something that everyone is convinced is going to favour one party over another."-Referendum 'divisiveness'-Trudeau was quick to put aside the idea of a referendum to determine an electoral system, citing recent votes over Brexit and an Italian constitutional reform package — both of which led to prime ministers resigning."There is a lot of divisiveness," he said. He added those divisions would be amplified in a vote that was very important to some but not as broadly supported as priorities such as jobs, health care, educational opportunities and reconciliation.The Conservative Party has been insisting on a referendum, which was included in the final report of the special committee on electoral reform in December.Trudeau said it is more important that Canada remain stable, alluding to the "unstable and unpredictable political context around the world."-Proportional representation 'risk'-Trudeau said proportional representation would undermine Canada's political tradition of compromise between diverse groups, brokered through the big three political parties that compete in first-past-the-post.Proportional representation, preferred by the NDP and Greens, could manifest in several systems. The goal is to tie percentage of the national popular vote more closely to representation in Parliament."If we were to make a change or risk a change that would augment individual voices — that would augment extremist voices and activist voices that don't get to sit within a party that figures out what's best for the whole future of the country, like the three existing parties do — I think we would be entering a period of instability and uncertainty," he said."And we'd be putting at risk the very thing that makes us luckier than anyone on the planet."-Trudeau spreading 'baseless myths,' NDP says-NDP democratic institutions critic Nathan Cullen said Trudeau is "using fear to distract from his broken promise," in a statement Friday afternoon.Cullen said Trudeau is blaming other parties and spreading "baseless myths of an alt-right takeover" instead of apologizing."In reality, it is the current winner-take-all voting system that offers the best hope for extremist fringe elements, as it did in the U.S., because parties don't need a majority of votes to win," Cullen said.The American electoral college system is a form of the first-past-the-post and contributed to President Donald Trump's election win, despite having lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton.On Thursday, Trudeau had said someone like Kellie Leitch could have her own party and hold the balance of power in a proportional system.The Ontario MP has sparked debate across the country by arguing in her leadership platform that new immigrants and visitors should be screened for "Canadian values" at the border.Cullen said, in the current system, the Conservative leadership hopeful could form a government by winning the Conservative leadership but she'd be restrained in a proportional system."A proportional system doesn't stop fringe elements but, unlike the current system, it ensures they stay on the fringe," Cullen said.

JOHN 8:44
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.

EXODUS 20:13
13 Thou shalt not kill.(Murder)(THAT INCLUDES ABORTION)

EXODUS 21:12
12 He that smiteth (MURDER)a man,(OR BABY) so that he die, shall be surely put to death.(THATS THE DEATH PENALTY PEOPLE)

Anti-abortion activists, counter-protesters rally around US-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-February 11, 2017

SEATTLE — Anti-abortion activists emboldened by the new administration of President Donald Trump staged rallies around the country Saturday calling for the federal government to cut off payments to Planned Parenthood, but in some cities counter-protests dwarfed the demonstrations.Thousands of Planned Parenthood supporters, many wearing the pointy-eared pink hats popularized by last month's women's marches, turned out for a rally in St. Paul, Minnesota, separated by barricades from an anti-abortion crowd of a couple hundred people. In Detroit, about 300 people turned up outside a Planned Parenthood office, most of them supporting the organization. In St. Louis, thousands marched, many carrying pink signs that read, "I stand with Planned Parenthood.""They do a lot of work to help women with reproductive health — not just abortions, obviously — but they help with birth control and cancer screenings and counselling and a whole variety of services, and it seems they're under attack right now, and that concerns me greatly," said Kathy Brown, 58, a supporter of the organization who attended the St. Paul rally.Andy LaBine, 44, of Ramsey, Minnesota, rallied with abortion opponents in St. Paul. LaBine, who was there with his family, said he believes Planned Parenthood is hiding "under a veil of health care.""I personally believe that abortion is a profound injustice to the human race," LaBine said.In one of his first acts as president, Trump last month banned U.S. funding to international groups that perform abortions or even provide information about abortions. Vice-President Mike Pence strongly opposes abortion, citing his Catholic beliefs, and the newly confirmed health secretary, Tom Price, has supported cutting off taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood.Federal dollars don't pay for abortions, but the organization is reimbursed by Medicaid for other services, including birth control and cancer screening. Anti-abortion conservatives have long tried to cut Planned Parenthood funds, arguing that the reimbursements help subsidize abortions. Planned Parenthood says it performed 324,000 abortions in 2014, the most recent year tallied, but the vast majority of women seek out contraception, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, or other services including cancer screenings.The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says defunding plans would cut roughly $400 million in Medicaid money from the group in the year after enactment and would result in roughly 400,000 women losing access to care. Republicans would redirect the funding to community health centres , but Planned Parenthood supporters say women denied Medicaid services from Planned Parenthood may not be able to find replacement care.At the non-profit 's New York headquarters, supporters outnumbered a group of 50 abortion rights opponents by a ratio of 3-to-1, and thousands rallied separately at Washington Square Park to support Planned Parenthood. In the Seattle suburb of Kent, 300 supporters turned out, as opposed to a couple dozen opponents, KOMO-TV reported. By contrast, in the deeply conservative western Iowa city of Council Bluffs, two dozen anti-abortion demonstrators drew no counter-rally.Outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in the Dallas suburb of Plano, about 20 anti-abortion protesters gathered — a few more than a typical Saturday, attendees said. They bore signs reading "Abortion Kills Children," ''Pray to End Abortion" and "Men Regret Lost Fatherhood."Maria Nesbitt, 47, participated along with her husband and daughters, ages 5 and 3, and said she was pleased about Trump's election and the prospect of cutting Planned Parenthood's funding. She and the girls held signs saying "Pray to End Abortion," though she said they're too young to understand what it means.Nearby, Anthony Hodgson, 57, held a sign with the same message."I believe it's not right. God told us, 'Thou shalt not kill,'" he said.In Detroit, Jill Byczek, 59, said she felt empowered after attending the recent women's march in Washington. Wearing a pink shirt that said "My Body My Choice," she said Planned Parenthood stands for "so much more" than abortion services."This is a way women get educated, get protected," she said. "This shows people are upset about what's happening. ... We are scared. We are worried. We have a person in power who's against us."___Associated Press writers Jeff Baenen in St. Paul, Minnesota; Jim Salter in St. Louis; Ed White in Detroit; Julie Walker in New York; and Jamie Stengle in Plano, Texas, contributed to this story.Gene Johnson, The Associated Press.

GOD CREATED THEM MALE AND FEMALE IN MARRIAGE

GENESIS 1:27-28
27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply,(HAVE LOTS OF CHILDREN) and replenish the earth,(HOMOSEXUALS CAN NOT REPLENISH THE EARTH WITH CHILDREN)(BY HAVING SEX WITH EACH OTHER) and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

GENESIS 2:21-24
21  And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22  And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

MATTHEW 19:4-6
4  And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5  And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6  Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

ROMANS 1:24-32
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:(HOMOSEXUALITY,AND ALL SEX SINS)
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:(LESBIENS)
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly,(SODOMITES) and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.(AIDS ETC)
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

LEVITICUS 20:13
13  If a man also lie with mankind,(ANOTHER MAN) as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

LEVITICUS 18:22
22  Thou shalt not lie with mankind,(ANOTHER MAN) as with womankind: it is abomination.

Massive North Carolina crowd protests Trump, anti-LGBT law-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-February 12, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — A massive crowd energized in opposition to President Donald Trump and to a state law limiting LGBT rights streamed into North Carolina's capital for an annual civil rights march on Saturday.The "Moral March on Raleigh" in downtown Raleigh was led by the North Carolina NAACP for an 11th year. Participants carried signs promoting issues from gerrymandering and immigration to public education.Raleigh police don't provide crowd estimates. Event organizers predicted 20,000 people. The surface area that the crowd covered neared the march's previous peak from 2014.Saturday's protesters also want to see a repeal of House Bill 2, which limits LGBT rights and which bathrooms transgender people can use.The Associated Press.

Famed church in Israel reopens 2 years after arson attack-[Associated Press]-YAHOONEWS-February 12, 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) — One of the most famous Catholic churches in the Holy Land has reopened with a special mass two years after an arson attack blamed on Jewish extremists.Israeli President Reuven Rivlin attended the reopening ceremony at the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish on Sunday, saying he wanted "to say loud and clearly, that hate cannot win."The church, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel, marks the traditional site of Jesus' miracle of the loaves and fish. It is one of the most popular stops for Christian pilgrims visiting the Holy Land.The 2015 arson caused extensive damage to the building.Jewish extremists have targeted mosques, churches and dovish Israeli groups in recent years.



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