Tuesday, May 30, 2017
CANADIAN LIBERALS DRUG LEGALIZATION FOR VOTES CULT IS DANGEROUS AND BRAIN DAMAGING.
15 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.
16 Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.
17 And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.(COULD THIS BE 70 YEARS AFTER ISRAEL BECAME A NATION IN 1948)(IF SO THIS SATANIC ONE WORLD WHORE CHURCH WILL MINGLE TOGETHER BY 2018)(AND NOW ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY AND ALL RELIGIONS ARE MINGLING AS ONE PEACE-LOVE-JOY-GET ALONG RELIGION LEAD BY THE VATICAN RIGHT NOW 4 YEARS FROM THE 70 YEAR TIME WHEN ISRAEL BECAME A NATION).AND IN CONTROL OF JERUSALEM.
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth;(FALSE VATICAN POPE) and he had two horns like a lamb,(JESUS IS THE LAMB OF GOD) and he spake as a dragon.(HES SATANICALLY INSPIRED,HES A CHRISTIAN DEFECTOR FROM THE FAITH)
12 And he (FALSE RELIGIOUS LEADER) exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him,(WORLD DICTATOR) and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.(THE WORLD DICTATOR CREATES A FALSE RESURRECTION AND IS CROWNED LEADER OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER).
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication,(VATICAN IN POLITICS) and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman (FALSE CHURCH) was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour,(VATICAN COLOURS)(ANOTHER REASON WE KNOW THE FALSE POPE COMES FROM THE VATICAN) and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(THE VATICAN IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS OR MOUNTAINS)
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen,(1-ASSYRIA,2-EGYPT,3-BABYLON,4-MEDO-PERSIA,5-GREECE) and one is,(IN POWER IN JOHNS AND JESUS DAY-6-ROME) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(7TH-REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION TODAY AND THE SHORT SPACE IS-THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL HAVE WORLD CONTROL FOR THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS.BUT WILL HAVE ITS MIGHTY WORLD POWER FOR THE FULL 7 YEARS OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THE WORLD DICTATOR WILL BE THE BEAST FROM THE EU.AND THE VATICAN POPE WILL BE THE WHORE THAT RIDES THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POWER.AND THE 2 EUROPEAN UNION POWER FREAKS WILL CONTROL AND DECIEVE THE WHOLE EARTH INTO THEIR DESTRUCTION.IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.YOU WILL BE DECIEVED BY THESE TWO.THE WORLD POLITICIAN-THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR.AND THE FALSE PROPHET THAT DEFECTS CHRISTIANITY-THE FALSE VATICAN POPE.
15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.(VATICAN-CATHOLICS ALL AROUND THE WORLD OVER 1 BILLION)
16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast,(WORLD DICTATOR) these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.(BOMB OR NUKE THE VATICAN)
17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city,(VATICAN) which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
Pope appeared open to the idea of a residential schools apology, Trudeau says-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-May 29, 2017
VATICAN CITY — Canadians want to press ahead with reconciliation in the wake of the residential school era, Justin Trudeau said Monday as he described his efforts to encourage Pope Francis to apologize for the Catholic Church's role in the tragedy.The pontiff — who pointed out that he himself is no stranger to the cause of helping those who have been marginalized — seemed open to the idea, the prime minister said following his audience with Pope at the Vatican."He reminded me that his entire life has been dedicated to supporting marginalized people in the world," Trudeau said.Pope Francis also expressed his enthusiasm for working with the prime minister and the Canadian bishops on finding a way forward on the issue of an apology, as recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.The commission included the demand for a papal apology — to survivors, their families and communities — as one of the 94 recommendations in its report on the dark history and legacy of residential schools.Trudeau, who has promised to act on each recommendation, had previously promised to speak to the Pope about an apology, but pointed out he could not compel the pontiff to agree.On Monday, Trudeau said he invited the Pope to visit Canada in the coming years, and thanked him for the global leadership he has shown on climate change. The pair discussed the importance of protecting the planet, he added.Trudeau, a religious Catholic, described the meeting as an opportunity for him to have a deeply personal discussion with the leader of his faith.At 1:04 p.m., a bell rang, signalling the end of the private audience, which began in the Pope's private quarters at about 12:28 p.m. The Prime Minister's Office described the audience as having been 42 minutes long.Afterward, Trudeau introduced his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, to the Pope along with officials from the PMO.The prime minister gave the Pope a rare set of Jesuit Relations books, which have become an important source detailing the beginnings of Canada.Trudeau called the books "an essential tool for historians to understand the early years and stories of Jesuit missionaries documenting the origins of Canada.""This is a rare edition that we got from the Jesuits," he said.The prime minister also presented the Pope with a Montagnais-French dictionary written by a French Jesuit in the 17th century.In return, the Pope gave the prime minister a gold medal marking the fourth year of his pontificate, an autographed copy of his message for World Peace Day and three papal letters about family, environment and evangelism.A readout from the Prime Minister's Office described "an extended conversation" on the need for leadership on issues like climate change and mass migration, and a discussion about stronger relations between Canada and the Holy See.Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press.
Conservative caucus embraces new leader Scheer; calls on MPs, rivals to unite-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-May 29, 2017
OTTAWA — New Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is basking in a hero's welcome on Parliament Hill.The Saskatchewan member of Parliament was feted by his fellow MPs and leadership rivals alike as he arrived Monday to address the Tory caucus, fresh off a thrilling final-ballot win in the party's leadership contest on the weekend.He called the role a great honour, but an even greater responsibility.And he wasted no time in issuing a call to arms to caucus members, invoking the name of former prime minister John Diefenbaker as he portrayed the Liberals as arrogant elites and the Conservatives as the party of the grassroots.Diefenbaker had been criticized prior to the 1967 policy convention for being overly preoccupied with the interests of "hardworking Canadians," Scheer said."'I can't help that,' he said — 'I'm one of them.' And that's as true of our party today as it was 50 years ago," he said to resounding cheers."We're the party of everyday Canadians who work hard, who make sacrifices to secure a better future for their kids. That's who we are, that's who we fight for — that's never going to change."The Liberals can take their cues from the cocktail circuit. We will take ours from the minivans, from the soccer fields, from the legion halls and the grocery stores."Scheer touched on all of the same themes he delivered following Saturday night's win, hailing the efforts of the other 12 candidates who sought the job and singling out Quebec MP Maxime Bernier in particular.Bernier was the presumptive front-runner throughout the race and the leader throughout Saturday night's nail-biting process of elimination, right up until the last ballot. He did not stop to speak to reporters prior to Monday's meeting.Scheer did have significant support among other elected MPs going into the campaign, about two dozen by the end of it. Many of the rest had backed fellow MP Erin O'Toole.When O'Toole dropped off the ballot, it appeared most of his supporters had picked Scheer as their second choice, as that's who won on the next, and final, round."I was on Erin O'Toole's team but our team is 100 per cent behind Andrew now," Edmonton MP Kerry Diotte wrote on Twitter.Conservative MPs walking into the caucus meeting Monday said the party was united behind Scheer, including those who lost the leadership race."We're a team," O'Toole himself said. "There's victory when there's unity, and I think every MP is united behind Andrew Scheer, who I think will contrast very nicely to Justin Trudeau — and we'll see that this week."Another leadership contender, Michael Chong, promised to keep pushing his often-unpopular ideas in caucus, namely his support for a carbon tax, a position that often garnered boos and catcalls during leadership debates."My track record shows that I've always been a loyal Conservative, but always somebody who is willing to fight for the ideas that I believe in," Chong said."It's a big-tent Conservative party with a diversity of views. You saw that on the floor of the convention in the way the vote broke out, so I'm looking forward to working with the new leader."Whether MP endorsements had anything to do with Scheer's win is hard to tell. But the narrow, drawn-out nature of his win — he took 50.95 per cent of the support on the final ballot to edge out Bernier — indicates he has some unifying work to do."We have just completed a leadership race that showed the strength of our party and our movement, and we did this at the same time that many of us were competing against one another," he said.Indeed, the party showed off signs of renewed strength over the course of the race, in particular on the fundraising front, as well as on growing its membership rolls — a central strategic element of the leadership battle."Now imagine what we can do working together."Saskatchewan MP Brad Trost, who finished an unexpected fourth in the leadership contest, said he was happy to see Scheer benefit from the support of social conservatives who backed himself and fellow contender Pierre Lemieux.He said Scheer will have to decide what to do about social conservative issues such as abortion.Trost himself said he doesn't plan to introduce any private member's bills on abortion in this Parliament, but does believe social conservatives will have a clear voice in the party going forward.Scheer also faces other political challenges, including his debut in question period as leader of the Opposition later today in the House of Commons. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won't be there, as he continues his overseas travels.The political stakes have changed though for the Liberals, said Conservative strategist Alise Mills, who noted Scheer is younger than Trudeau, and with more experience than the prime minister had when he took over the Liberal party."Andrew is a parliamentarian through and through," she said. "He's going to be very quick on his feet in question period."The Liberals are also aware the political playing field is different.In a fundraising email Sunday, they pointed out the Conservatives just finished their leadership race, a time when parties can connect with more people, welcome new members and raise more money, and Liberals asked for equal support ."We now know who our competition is — and all of our progress for a stronger middle class is at stake," the email said.Scheer also has to look beyond the Commons and put the party on course for the 2019 election.Central to success there will be victory in suburban and urban centres that the party lost in 2015. Scheer had mixed results there during the leadership campaign.For example, in the Toronto riding lost by former finance minister Joe Oliver, Bernier triumphed with 67 per cent of points and took two out of three ridings in Etobicoke, the heart of the populist "Ford Nation" considered key to Conservative fortunes.But in B.C., Scheer nabbed the urban riding of Vancouver South — home to the current Liberal defence minister but Conservative before that — and also the suburban Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam, lost by the Tories in 2015 as well.A question for all of the defeated leadership candidates, and MPs past and present, will be whether they will run for office under Scheer's leadership.Bernier said Saturday night he felt he still had a place, as did O'Toole."Proud to be your wingman as we fight for Canada," O'Toole tweeted.Scheer will have the task of figuring out who his wingmen, and women, will be in the Opposition shadow cabinet.People close to his campaign said he struck no deals in that regard during the leadership race, and it's likely he'll leave the current organizational structure in place over the summer and return with a refreshed bench for the fall parliamentary sitting.Said O'Toole on Monday: "I'm the MP from my hometown. That's an honour and I tackle issues that I care about. That will continue and I'm sure the new leader will use those talents in some way."The Canadian Press.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version referred to the riding of Vancouver South as being held by the finance minister.
NKorean missile launch may be testing rivals, not technology-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-May 29, 2017, 8:45 AM
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea's latest missile test Monday may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing U.S. and South Korean forces in the region that it can strike them at will.South Korean and Japanese officials said the suspected Scud-type short-range missile flew about 450 kilometres (280 miles) on Monday morning before landing in Japan's maritime economic zone, setting off the usual round of condemnation from Washington and the North's neighbours .It's the latest in a string of test launches by North Korea as it seeks to build nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles that can reach the U.S. mainland, a drive that puts North Korea high on the list of foreign policy worries for Japan, Washington and Seoul.North Korea already has an arsenal of reliable short-range missiles. While North Korean scientists could be tweaking them — for instance, developing a new solid-fuel short-range missile — the North tests these shorter-range missiles much less than it does its less dependable, longer-range missiles.This sets up the possibility that North Korea hopes to use the test to show it can hit U.S. targets near and far and emphasize its defiance of U.S.-led pressure on its missile and nuclear programs, which has included vague threats from President Donald Trump and the arrival in Korean waters of powerful U.S. military hardware. Scuds are capable of striking U.S. troops in South Korea, for instance, and the two newly developed missiles tested earlier this month have potential ranges that include Japan, Guam and even, according to some South Korean analysts, Alaska.The missile was launched from the coastal town of Wonsan, the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. It landed in Japan's exclusive maritime economic zone, which is set about 200 nautical miles off the Japanese coast, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. He said there was no report of damage to planes or vessels in the area.North Korea is still thought to be several years from its goal of being able to target U.S. mainland cities with nuclear ICBMs.South Korea says North Korea has conducted nine ballistic missile tests this year, including one in which four missiles were launched on the same day.North Korea's state-controlled media had no immediate comment on Monday's test, but released a statement, without mentioning the launch, that accused Seoul and Washington of "aggravating the situation" on the Korean Peninsula by conducting joint military drills and other "reckless acts."On Sunday, North Korea also said leader Kim Jong Un had watched a separate, successful test of a new type of anti-aircraft guided weapon system. The report didn't say when the test happened.The official Korean Central News Agency cited Kim as ordering officials to mass-produce and deploy the system all over the country so as to "completely spoil the enemy's wild dream to command the air."Trump has alternated between bellicosity and flattery in his public statements about North Korea, but his administration is still working to solidify a policy on handling the North's nuclear ambitions.Monday's launch was North's Korea's third ballistic missile launch since South Korean President Moon Jae-in was inaugurated on May 10. He has signalled an interest in expanding civilian exchanges with North Korea, but it's unclear if he'll be able to push anytime soon for major rapprochement while the North continues to make serious advances in its nuclear and missile programs.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that "North Korea's provocation by ignoring repeated warnings from international society is absolutely unacceptable."Suga, the Japanese Cabinet secretary, said the missile fell about 300 kilometres (190 miles) north of the Oki islands in southwestern Japan and 500 kilometres (310 miles) west of Sado island in central Japan.Suga said Japanese officials will discuss North Korea with a senior foreign policy adviser to Chinese President Xi Jinping, Yang Jiechi, who was scheduled to visit Japan later Monday. China is North Korea's only major ally.Besides its regular ballistic missile test-launches, North Korea carried out two of its five nuclear tests last year — in January and September. Outside analysts believe North Korea may be able to arm some of its shorter-range missiles with nuclear warheads, though the exact state of its secretive weapons program is unknown.___AP journalists Mari Yamaguchi and Kaori Hitomi in Tokyo contributed to this report.Foster Klug And Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press.
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS-10 WORLD REGIONS/TRADE BLOCS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 COUNTRIES FROM THE EU OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(THE VATICAN IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS OR MOUNTAINS)
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen,(1-ASSYRIA,2-EGYPT,3-BABYLON,4-MEDO-PERSIA,5-GREECE) and one is,(IN POWER IN JOHNS AND JESUS DAY-6-ROME) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(7TH-REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION TODAY AND THE SHORT SPACE IS-7 YEARS.THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL HAVE WORLD CONTROL FOR THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS.BUT WILL HAVE ITS MIGHTY WORLD POWER FOR THE FULL 7 YEARS OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THE WORLD DICTATOR WILL BE THE BEAST FROM THE EU.AND THE VATICAN POPE WILL BE THE WHORE THAT RIDES THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POWER.AND THE 2 EUROPEAN UNION POWER FREAKS WILL CONTROL AND DECIEVE THE WHOLE EARTH INTO THEIR DESTRUCTION.IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.YOU WILL BE DECIEVED BY THESE TWO.THE WORLD POLITICIAN-THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR.AND THE FALSE PROPHET THAT DEFECTS CHRISTIANITY-THE FALSE VATICAN POPE.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Merkel: Europe cannot rely on its allies anymore By Eszter ZalanMAY 29,17-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 09:29-German chancellor Angela Merkel urged European unity on Sunday (28 May), in an effort to consolidate her position as a steady leader in a time of an uncertain transatlantic alliance.Fresh from a Nato meeting in Brussels and G7 summit in Sicily, Merkel told a campaign event in Munich – ahead of the coming September general elections – that Europe must take its destiny into its own hands, as Brexit and a Trump-led White House mean less reliable international partners."I can only say that we Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands, of course in friendship with the United States of America, in friendship with Great Britain and as good neighbours wherever that is possible also with other countries, even with Russia," Merkel said."The times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days," she added.Merkel's strong words came after US president Donald Trump failed to commit support to Nato's Article 5, which states that an attack on one member of the alliance is seen as an attack on all, and refused to endorse a global climate change accord.The German chancellor did not mention Trump by name in the speech, but her comments highlighted frustrations with the US president, who, in Brussels, had lectured European officials on the German trade surplus, which he said hurts the US economy.It is not the first time she expressed ideas such as these.In January, after Trump said in an interview that Nato was "obsolete" and Brexit was a "great thing", she said that "we Europeans have our fate in our own hands."Since then, with the election of pro-European Emmanuel Macron as French president, Merkel sees an opportunity to strengthen the French-German motor of European integration, while the UK leaves the EU.But the chancellor's words of caution also aimed to rally support for her campaign, as she seeks a fourth term in September's general election.She warned of Europe's loneliness on the world stage whilst in a beer tent, speaking to supporters of her Christian Democratic party's (CDU's) Bavarian sister, the CSU.Merkel's handling of the refugee crisis created a rift between the two parties. Only a few months ago, CSU leaders even toyed with the idea of refusing to back her in the election. However, on Sunday, the CSU crowd reportedly applauded the chancellor for minutes.The 62-year-old Merkel also aimed her comments at her Social Democrat (SPD) rival and former European Parliament president, Martin Schulz.Schulz, whose initial momentum in the polls is falling, wants to portray himself as a bulwark against Trump's isolationism and is keenly pro-European. He has also urged for the mutualisation of debt in the EU.Merkel took aim at Schulz with her call for a stronger Europe and sent a clear message that she remains a reliable leader in a dramatically shifting global order.
Opinion-From Greece to Scotland, we stand by Europe By Stephen Gethins and Harry Theocharis-MAY 29,17-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 16:22-Rome wasn't built in a day and Europe is also a work in progress. What we don’t seem to remember, though, is that Rome wasn't dismantled in a day either.The 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome – signed on 25 March, and establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) – finds Europe as we know it, under threat.The victory of a pro-European, Emmanuel Macron, in the French presidential election, should not be an invitation to underplay the unprecedented success of the Front National running on a Frexit agenda, the triggering of Article 50 for the UK's EU exit, or Juncker's white paper openly questioning the current EU model.Last year's events have shattered any remaining taboos regarding the reversibility of the European project.In such a political climate, we feel compelled as national members of parliament to take on political and personal responsibility and speak-up against the toxic narrative engulfing aspects of the European political debate.National parliamentarians have a critical role to play in European politics. Both institutionally, through the mechanisms of review granted by the Lisbon Treaty, and more importantly, as the elected representatives of European citizens, they shape the European debate and provide a closer link with citizens than the European institutions.There are circa 10,000 members of parliaments across Europe with the power to approve or reject billions worth of Eurozone bailout packages and EU trade deals such as CETA – the EU-Canada agreement.National Parliaments are essential for the accountability, and legitimacy of the Union’s actions.-Open letter-This reasoning motivated us to draft an Open Letter for Europe, calling European policy makers to take to the stage in unity, across borders and political parties – in order to shape an inclusive and constructive conversation on the future of Europe.The debate about the future of the EU cannot just take place in the European institutions; in fact, the driving forces of this process are national, not European.We have a responsibility to take a stand and explain the European project and defend its importance, whilst engaging with our constituents in open conversations about the future direction of this common project.National Parliamentarians are uniquely placed to be able to facilitate these conversations and act as messengers of the people's will.More exchanges on the topic of the EU need to be established at the local levels, and it is our duty as parliamentarians to ensure that this is done.The EU has made us greener, healthier, wealthier, and fairer; it has provided more than 60 years of peace on the European continent; it has allowed the free movement of people around Europe and has facilitated travelling – improving education opportunities, allowing the European youth to experience other EU realities through the Erasmus programme and facilitating fruitful ties.We have come to take this all for granted. Yet, there is no denying that the present configuration of the EU has its weaknesses.In Greece, a traditionally strong pro-European country, support for the EU has plummeted dramatically as a crippled economy is consistently blamed solely and exclusively on the “troika” of the European Commission, European Central Bank (ECB), and International Monetary Fund (IMF).The majority of the blame indeed lies with successive Greek governments, but it is necessary to make other EU countries understand the hardships of the Greek people and fix the structural problems of the Greek economy whilst restoring Greek pride and Greek sovereignty.-The other side-Scotland offers a view from the other side.Our own political representatives which, by failing to establish a constructive and productive dialogue with their European counterparts and by miscommunicating Europe's challenges and opportunities, have reinforced the disconnect between the European project and its citizens – culminating in the Brexit vote of June 23rd.There is no such thing as a UK-exceptionalism in this instance, and we should guard ourselves from assuming this could just as easily happen elsewhere. For this reason, we urge national parliamentarians not to cocoon themselves in their respective pro-European bubbles.Throwing out the baby with the bath water should not be the solution. A collective effort to return to a more prosperous and peaceful union, what Europe has always striven for, is our responsibility.We must return to the roots of the European project, and reconnect with the reasons why, as Europeans, we embarked on such a journey together – using it as inspiration in our way forward.Now more than ever, if the EU is to restore its capacity as a prosperity and stability provider, what it needs from its political leaders is more constructive dialogue, a dialogue we national policy makers must be the driving forces behind.The Open Letter for Europe Initiative is a first step to instigate collaboration across borders, encourage national parliamentarians to recognise their role in shaping the future of Europe and drive a conversation around forging new compromises and a renewed social contract between the EU and its citizens.The full text of the open letter for Europe is available here.A double-interview with S. Gethins and H. Theocharis is available here.Stephen Gethins is an MP in the Scottish National Party (UK), and Harry Theocharis is an independent MP (Greece). Gethins and Theocharis met during the Athens convening of the Mercator European Dialogue, a network of National Parliamentarians from across Europe.
Juncker keen to build EU 'bridge' to Trump By Andrew Rettman-MAY 29,17-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 16:07-The European Commission wants to “build bridges” between the EU and the US amid negative fallout from last week’s meetings, it has said.“[Commission] president Juncker stands for building bridges”, Juncker’s spokesman, Margaritis Schinas, told press in Brussels on Monday (29 May) as the US dispute gathered traction in Germany.“Transatlantic relations remain crucial to global security and prosperity”, the EU spokesman added.He declined to say whether Juncker thought US president Donald Trump would uphold the Paris Agreement on slowing global warming, but he said Juncker’s meeting with Trump last week, which covered trade and climate, had been “constructive” and “amicable”.Amber Rudd, the UK’s home secretary, told the BBC also on Thursday that “we want to have a deep and special partnership” with the EU after the UK left the bloc.Their remarks came after US president Donald Trump denigrated Germany and caused uncertainty over US defence and climate commitments in a series of meetings with EU, Nato, and G7 leaders in Belgium and in Italy last week.Trump called Germany “very bad” for selling too many cars in the US and attacked Nato allies for spending too little on defence.Merkel, who is in the middle of an election campaign, told a party rally in Germany on Sunday that “the last few days” had taught her that the EU could no longer “depend” on the US or the UK.Martin Schulz, her main rival, who hails from the centre-left SPD party, went further, saying Trump had “humiliated” Merkel and that he was “outraged” and “appalled” at the US leader’s treatment of the chancellor.He said in an op-ed in Der Tagesspiegel, a German daily, that Trump relied on “political blackmail” instead of “international cooperation”.He also tweeted on Monday that: “The best answer to Donald Trump is a stronger Europe”.Schinas, the Commission spokesman, noted on Monday that the EU was taking steps on defence and economic integration.Echoing Merkel’s speech on EU self-reliance, he said: “This is really about making sure Europe is in charge of its own affairs, but, at the same time, Europe is open to the world and we remain always ready to engage”.He said Juncker wanted EU international development and refugee aid to be considered as a contribution to transatlantic security because it helped to “stabilise” potential conflict zones.Schinas, like Merkel, also referenced Brexit, saying: “the Commission works for the unity of the 27 member states” vis-a-vis the US and the departing UK government.Rudd, the UK minister, told the BBC that the UK would not use its contribution to collective security in Europe as a bargaining chip in the Brexit talks."We can reassure Mrs Merkel that we want to have a deep and special partnership so that we can continue to maintain European-wide security to keep us all safe from the terrorists abroad and those that are trying to be nurtured in our country”, she said.
DRUG PUSHERS AND ADDICTS
1 PET 5:8
8 Be sober,(NOT DRUGED UP OR ALCOHOLICED) be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries (DRUGS) were all nations deceived.
21 Neither repented they of their murders,(KILLING) nor of their sorceries (DRUG ADDICTS AND DRUG PUSHERS), nor of their fornication,(SEX OUTSIDE MARRIAGE OR PROSTITUTION FOR MONEY) nor of their thefts.(STEALING)
Medical journal calls for tighter rules on legal pot to protect young-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-May 29, 2017
Marijuana legalization will harm the health of youth unless major changes to the proposed law are made to protect their developing brains, a medical journal editorial says.Dr. Diane Kelsall, interim editor in chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, says Bill C-45 fails to safeguard vulnerable youth."There are a number of things in the legislation that are truly worrisome," Kelsall said in an interview. "If the intent is truly a public health approach and to protect our youth this legislation is not doing it."Canadian young people ranked first for cannabis use in North America and Europe, with one-third saying they tried it at least once by age 15, the Canadian Pediatric Society says.Before the federal election, physicians said the right legislation to legalize pot might curb teen toking by restricting access.The editorial takes issue with several aspects of the bill, which: - Sets the minimum age to buy recreational marijuana at 18. Kelsall calls that too young given evidence suggesting that the human brain doesn't mature until about age 25. - Allows people to grow pot at home, which Kelsall said increases the likelihood of diversion to young people. - Lacks limits on potency of strains despite increased risk of harmful effects with higher-strength cannabis.-Marijuana as a psychosis trigger-At the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, psychiatrist Romina Mizrah uses PET scanners to study how cannabis use changes brain function in young people with an average age of 20.In young people who regularly use cannabis, preliminary evidence points to a reduction in an enzyme that regulates the endocannabinoid system that buffers key chemistry within the brain, said Mizrahi."There is some understanding at this point from epidemiological studies that certainly marijuana is a trigger," said Mizrahi, director of the Focus on Youth Psychosis Prevention program. "Marijuana use predates the psychosis. Whether it causes the psychosis, that's a different question and that we don't know."Studies using MRI scanners also show physical and functional changes in the developing brains of regular users that are associated with damage, Kelsall said.-More potent pot-Mike Stroh, 35, of Toronto says he's part of a generation who grew up smoking current strains of marijuana, which have been genetically selected to produce a powerful high, with THC levels of about 20 per cent. That's up from around seven per cent in the 1960s and '70s.From age 13, Stroh got high almost daily until age 30."I was into sports," Stroh recalled. "I wanted to do stuff at school, but I wouldn't make it to the practice, I wouldn't make it to the tryouts, because I was either up all night selling drugs, trying to get them, fall asleep in a drug-induced coma, and then wake up in a mess."Stroh also lived with depression and anxiety and said he was never able to like himself. "That's the torment that brought me to my knees."He felt robbed of being himself and the opportunity for emotional maturity, cognitive development and professional opportunities. "Because marijuana doesn't bring you to your knees as quickly as other drugs may … there's this illusion that because you can be high and do things, it's not bad, so to speak."Stroh is now a mental health advocate who draws on his personal and family experiences to educate."We need to teach kids how to take care of themselves so when they do feel anxious and do feel depressed, scared or … frustrated with life, because yes, that's a part of being a teenager, then they learn that there's so many things they can do to help themselves as opposed to use drugs."
China says Philippines' 600-kg drug seizure was largest in shared crackdown-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-May 29, 2017
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Philippine authorities last week seized more than 600 kg of methamphetamines in the largest such bust since China launched a crackdown on drug-smuggling in cooperation with the Southeast Asian nation, Chinese customs said on Monday.China is the main source of methamphetamine consumed in the Philippines, which is caught in the throes of a brutal war on drugs waged by President Rodrigo Duterte.Two people arrested in a May 12 raid on suspected smugglers told Chinese authorities they hid the drugs in five printing machines to smuggle them into the Philippines, customs officials in the coastal city of Xiamen said.Tipped off by their Chinese counterparts, Philippine officials seized 604 kilograms (1,332 lb) of methamphetamine on May 26, Xiamen Customs said on its website."According to the Philippines side, this case is the largest drug trafficking bust made by the Philippines since China and the Philippines launched cooperation against cross-border drug smuggling," the Xiamen officials said in the statement."It shows China's determination to crack down on drug smuggling."The Philippines' Bureau of Customs said in a statement issued last Saturday that it had acted on the intelligence from Chinese customs to seize the drugs in Valenzuela City, about 14 kilometres north of the country's capital of Manila.It valued the haul at 6.4 billion pesos."Our level of effective information-sharing with China Customs Cooperation sends a strong warning to all those involved in the drugs trade," said Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon.The two nations agreed during Duterte's visit to China last October to strengthen cooperation in battling illicit drugs.Duterte defended Beijing last year after a Reuters report quoted Philippine drug enforcement officials as saying China had done little over the years to staunch the flow of meth and its precursor chemicals.(Reporting by Brenda Goh; Additional Reporting by Karen Lema in MANILA; Editing by Clarence Fernandez and Peter Graff)
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)
Bangladesh raises highest danger warning as cyclone takes aim-[Reuters]-By Ruma Paul and Dinuka Liyanawatte-YAHOONEWS-May 29, 2017
DHAKA/AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka/ (Reuters) - Bangladesh raised its storm danger signal to the highest level of 10 on Monday as a severe and intensifying cyclone churned toward its low-lying coast and was expected to make landfall in the early hours of Tuesday.Impoverished Bangladesh, hit by cyclones every year, warned that some coastal areas were "likely to be inundated by a storm surge of four to five feet (1.2 to 1.5 meters)" above normal because of approaching Cyclone Mora.The Disaster Ministry ordered authorities to evacuate people from the coast, the ministry's additional secretary, Golam Mostafa, told reporters in Dhaka. About 10 million of Bangladesh's population of 160 million live in coastal areas.River ferries had suspended operations and fishing boats called in to safety."Maritime ports of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar have been advised to lower danger signal number seven but instead hoist great danger signal number ten (repeat) ten," a government weather bulletin said."The coastal districts of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur and their offshore islands ... will come under danger signal number ten (repeat) ten."Bangladesh is hit by storms, many of them devastating, every year. Half a million people had their lives disrupted in coastal areas such as Barisal and Chittagong in May last year.It is still recovering from flash floods that hit the northeast, affecting millions of people, in April. Rice prices have reached record highs and state reserves are at 10-year lows in the wake of flooding that wiped out around 700,000 tonnes of rice.The cyclone formed after monsoon rains triggered floods and landslides in neighboring Sri Lanka, off India's southern tip, which have killed at least 177 people in recent days, authorities said, with 24 killed in storms in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, either by lightning strikes or under collapsed village huts.India warned of heavy rain in the northeastern states of Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh as Mora moved further up the Bay of Bengal.-RUBBER AND TEA PLANTATIONS HIT-Floods reached roof level and cut off access to many rural Sri Lankan villages, disrupting life for 557,500 people, many of them workers on rubber plantations, officials said. Nearly 75,000 people had been forced out of their homes.Villagers in Agalawatte, in a key rubber-growing area 74 km (46 miles) southeast of the capital, Colombo, said they were losing hope of water levels falling soon after the heaviest rain since 2003. Fifty-three villagers died and 58 were missing."All access to our village is cut off. A landslide took place inside the village and several houses are buried," Mohomed Abdulla, 46, told Reuters.Some areas in the southern coastal district of Galle, popular with foreign tourists, have not received relief due to lack of access."My entire village is cut off and nobody can come to this village," C.M. Chandrapla, 54, told Reuters by phone from the tourist village of Neluwa."There have been no supplies for the past two days. Water has gone above three-storey buildings and people survive by running to higher ground."The Sri Lankan military has sent in helicopters and boats in rescue efforts in the most widespread disaster since the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. About 100 people were missing in total.The meteorology department forecast torrential rains over the next 36 hours.Residents in seven densely populated districts in the south and center of Sri Lanka were asked to move away from unstable slopes in case of further landslides.The wettest time of the year in Sri Lanka's south is usually during the southern monsoon, from May to September. The island also receives heavy rains in the North West monsoonal season from November to February.Reuters witnessed some people stranded on the upper floors of their homes. Civilians and relief officials in boats distributed food, water and other relief items.One of the worst-hit areas was the southern coastal district of Matara which is home to black tea plantations. Rohan Pethiyagod, head of the Tea Board in the world's largest exporter of top quality teas, said supplies would be disrupted for the next auction due to a lack of transportation.Sri Lanka has already appealed for international assistance from the United Nations and neighboring countries.(Additional reporting by Ranga Sirilal in Colombo; Writing by Shihar Aneez and Sanjeev Miglani; Editing by Nick Macfie)
Flood fatigue sets in as Okanagan lakes and rivers continue to rise-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-May 28, 2017
Water in lakes and rivers throughout B.C.'s central Okanagan continue to rise past historic levels, but some residents are beginning to feel exhausted after weeks of preparing and dealing with floods.On Sunday, the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre said levels for Okanagan Lake had reached 343.06 metres that morning, which exceeds levels reached during the 1948 floods.The centre also said water flow in Mission Creek, which runs through the city, is expected to "increase significantly over the next few days" as the warm weather continues to melt the snowpack throughout the region.That's bad news for Kelowna residents like Maria Zebeda, whose home sits near the lake and along Mission Creek."This is a nightmare," Zebeda said. "It's very stressful, I think, for everybody."-Provincial workers helping-The saturated ground and high water table has already caused flooding in Zebeda's backyard, and a few days ago water began to seep into her basement.Zebeda, a single mother who works five days a week, said she hasn't been able to spend as much time dealing with her property as she would like to.That's why she's grateful for the help from provincial forestry workers who have been helping residents like her sandbag their properties for the past three weeks."This is really good news that they are coming to help," she said. "Any help I appreciate. I try to do as much as I can."The emergency centre is reminding residents near Okanagan Lake and Mission Creek to build up flood protection measures like sandbags, and to leave them in place until further notice.That's because water levels could continue to rise until July, mostly because of the snowpack continuing to melt.For exhausted residents like Zebeda, the idea that they may have to stay in crisis management mode for that long can be stressful.Having already experienced flooding in 2013, during which point she had to replace the flooring and furniture in her basement, Zebeda wants to see the city propose long-term flooding solutions."We cannot still be facing this problem year after year," she said.With files from Brady Strachan.
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
OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).
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)
Egyptian jets press home attacks on Libya's Derna: commanders-[Reuters]-By Ayman Al-Warfalli-YAHOONEWS-May 29, 2017, 11:24 AM
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Egyptian jets carried out air strikes on the Libyan city of Derna on Monday, pressing home attacks against Islamist militants Egypt says were responsible for ambushing and killing Egyptian Christians last week, Libyan commanders said.Egypt's air force began the attacks just hours after masked men boarded vehicles driving dozens of people to a monastery in the southern Egyptian province of Minya and opened fire at close range, killing 29 and wounding 24.A witness said on Monday one attack hit the western entrance to Derna and two others hit Dahr al-Hamar in the city's south."The air strikes are joint ones between the Libyan National Army and Egyptian army," Ahmad Messmari, a spokesman for Libyan National Army, an eastern Libyan faction allied with Egypt.An Egyptian military spokesman declined to comment. But Libyan operational commander Brigadier Abdulsalam Al-Hasi told Reuters the strikes targeted Majlis Mujahideen Derna and Abu Salim brigade, two local Libyan groups allied with al Qaeda.Islamic State claimed responsibility for last week's attack in Egypt, the latest targetting the Christian minority there. Two church bombings also claimed by Islamic State killed more than 45 people last month.According to Yasser Risk, chairman of state newspaper Akhbar Elyoum and a former war correspondent with close ties to Egypt's presidency, 15 targets were hit on the first day of strikes, including in Derna and Jafra, in central Libya, where what he called "terrorism centres" were located.He said the targets included leadership headquarters as well as training camps and weapons storage facilities. Sixty jets were used in the earlier raids, he said.Egypt has carried out air strikes in Libya occasionally since its neighbor descended into factional fighting in the years following the 2011 civil war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi.Islamist militant groups, including Islamic State, have gained ground in the chaos, and Derna, a city of about 150,000 that straddles the coastal highway linking Libya to Egypt, has a long history with Islamist militancy.Islamic State first attempted to establish a presence in Libya in Derna, but it faced armed resistance from more locally affiliated militant groups including Majlis Mujahideen Derna coalition and Abu Salim brigade. It was driven out of the city in 2015 and later set up its main Libyan base in Sirte.Egypt has been backing eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, whose Libyan National Army has been fighting Islamist militant groups and other fighters in Benghazi and Derna for more than two years.Messmari told reporters in Benghazi late on Sunday that Haftar's forces were coordinating with Egypt's military and the weekend raids targeted ammunition stores and operations camps.Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday the air raids targeted militants responsible for plotting the attack, and that Egypt would not hesitate to carry out additional strikes inside and outside the country.(Additional reporting by Asma Alsharif in Cairo; Writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Louise Ireland)
Egypt issues controversial NGO law, cracking down on dissent-[Reuters]-By Ahmed Aboulenein-YAHOONEWS-May 29, 2017
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt on Monday issued a new law that regulates the work of non-governmental organizations, a measure seen by rights groups as the latest sign of a growing crackdown on dissent against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.Human rights groups and activists say the law in effect bans their work and makes it harder for charities to operate.The measure restricts NGO activity to developmental and social work and introduces jail terms of up to five years for non-compliance.The law gives NGOs one year to comply or face being dissolved by a court.Parliament passed the bill in November but it had to be ratified by Sisi.Egyptian rights activists say they face the worst crackdown in their history under Sisi, accusing him of erasing freedoms won in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.The government had been working for years on a new law regulating NGOs, which rights groups feared would be more restrictive than Mubarak-era rules, but the bill drafted by lawmakers was so restrictive that even cabinet ministers objected.Lawmakers say the measure is necessary to protect national security. The government has long accused human rights groups of taking foreign funds to sow chaos and several are facing investigation over their funding.-CHARITIES OBJECT-Non-political charities say the measure restricts them at a time when subsidy cuts and tax increases have made it harder for Egyptians to make ends meet.Mohamed Zaree, Egypt program director at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, told Reuters the new law on NGOs was "the worst in history" and would practically ban charities from carrying put their work."The state is operating with no strategy or vision," Zaree said.Following the rise in prices that followed the government's decision to devalue the currency last year, Zaree said civil society groups should be allowed "to serve the needs of the community by offering the services that the government could not, instead of passing a law that ends their role".Charities have long played an important role in feeding, clothing and providing healthcare and education in a country where millions live on less than $2 a day.(Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Giles Elgood and Andrew Bolton)
Iranian hardliners accuse Rouhani of voter fraud, interference-[Reuters]-By Babak Dehghanpisheh-YAHOONEWS-May 29, 2017
(Reuters) - Defeated hardline candidate Ebrahim Raisi has complained of voter fraud in Iran's presidential election and called on the judiciary and the election watchdog to investigate, the semi-official Fars news agency said on Monday.The allegations, likely to stoke up Raisi's conservative supporters, were among his strongest since losing the bitterly contested May 19 vote to incumbent Hassan Rouhani by a margin of 57 percent to 38.Indignant at Rouhani's re-election, hardliners have vowed to press their conservative agenda. The head of the judiciary on Monday separately criticised Rouhani's campaign promises to work for the release of two opposition leaders under house arrest."Tampering with the numbers of people's participation is inappropriate. Not sending ballots to centers where the government's opponent has a chance of getting votes is very inappropriate," Raisi was quoted as saying."I ask the Guardian Council and the judiciary not to let the people's rights get trampled. If this vote-tampering is not looked into, then the people's trust will be damaged."The Guardian Council is a government body that vets candidates and supervises elections in Iran. It has already approved the results.But Raisi's comments were a signal that he and his supporters will continue to put up a fight against Rouhani, who won on promises to increase social freedom, improve human rights and open up the Islamic Republic to Western investment.His pledges included freeing former presidential challengers Mirhossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, along with Mousavi's wife, who have been under house arrest since 2011 after calling for protests in solidarity with pro-democracy uprisings across the Middle East."Who are you to break the house arrests?" Larijani said, according to Mizan, the judiciary's news site.Larijani said it was for Iran's Supreme National Security Council to take an initial decision on the detention of the opposition leaders, after which the judiciary would take over.During the campaign, Rouhani and Raisi exchanged barbs in debates and speeches using language rarely heard in politics in Iran. Rouhani accused Raisi of abuses while at the judiciary, and was in turn accused of corruption and economic mismanagement. Each denied the other's accusations.Raisi, a cleric who served on the judiciary for many years, made his allegations of voter fraud to a gathering of supporters on Sunday night, Fars said. He was also quoted as saying Rouhani had inappropriately used TV, newspapers and government offices for campaign purposes.(Editing by Mark Trevelyan and Richard Lough)
Iran-backed Iraqi force says takes Islamic State villages near Syria-[Reuters]-By Maher Chmaytelli-YAHOONEWS-May 29, 2017
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi Shi'ite force backed by Iran said it pushed Islamic State out of several villages on the border with Syria on Monday, potentially reopening a supply route to send Iranian weapons to President Bashar al-Assad.The maneuver could also be the prelude to a connection with the Assad's Iranian-backed forces, although they are yet to reach the Iraqi border from the Syrian side.Syrian rebel sources have warned of advances by the Syrian army and Iranian-backed militia to reach the border.The territory taken by the Popular Mobilisation force on Monday is located north of the Islamic State-held town of Baaj.For Popular Mobilisation, it is a step towards achieving a linkup with Assad forces, giving him a significant advantage in fighting the six-year rebellion against his rule.But the territory is connected with land held by U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish groups on the Syrian side, who are more focused on fighting Islamic State than Assad.It is not known whether the Syrian Kurds would allow the Iraqi Shi'ite force to use their territory to reach Assad's troops, deployed further south and further west.In a statement on its website, Popular Mobilisation described its advance to the border with Syria as "a Ramadan miracle", referring to the Muslim fasting month which started over the weekend.Popular Mobilisation is taking part in the U.S-backed Iraqi campaign to defeat Islamic State in the city of Mosul and the surrounding province of Nineveh.Iraqi government armed forces are focusing their effort on dislodging insurgents from the city of Mosul, Islamic State's de-facto capital in Iraq.While reporting nominally to Iraq's Shi'ite-led government, Popular Mobilisation has Iranian military advisers, one of whom died last week fighting near Baaj.-MOSUL CAMPAIGN-Iran has helped to train and organize thousands of Shi'ite militia fighters from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the Syrian conflict. Fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah are also working closely with Iranian military commanders in Syria.Eight months into the Mosul campaign, Islamic State fighters have been dislodged from all of the city except an enclave by the western bank of the Tigris river.Iraq's army on Saturday launched a new offensive to take the militants' enclave, which includes the densely populated Old City, amid concern over the fate of the civilians trapped there.Up to 200,000 people still live behind Islamic State lines in Mosul, struggling to get food, water and medicine, U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande told Reuters.Government forces have been dropping leaflets over the districts telling families to flee, but many have remained out of fear of getting caught in the crossfire."We have been informed by authorities that the evacuation is not compulsory ... If civilians decide to stay ... they will be protected by Iraqi security forces," said Grande."People who choose to flee will be directed to safe routes. The location of these will change depending on which areas are under attack and dynamics on the battlefield," she added."The fighting is extremely intense," a government advisor told Reuters. "The presence of civilians means we have to be very cautious," he said, speaking on condition of anonymity, explaining the slow progress of the campaign.(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Tom Heneghan)
Evacuation of rebels from Damascus district complete, city governor says-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-May 29, 2017
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The last group of rebels and other people who wanted to leave the besieged Barzeh district of Damascus have done so, the Syrian capital's governor was quoted as saying on Monday by state television, bringing it under state control.Some 1,012 people, including 455 fighters, left Barzeh in a bus convoy for rebel-held parts of northern Syria as part of an agreement between the government and insurgents, state TV said.(Reporting By Angus McDowall, editing by Larry King)
Philippine military says close to defeating Islamist rebels-[Reuters]-By Tom Allard-YAHOONEWS-May 29, 2017
MARAWI, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippine military said on Monday it was close to retaking a southern city held for a seventh day by Islamist militants, as helicopters unleashed more rockets on positions held by the rebels aligned with Islamic State.The occupation of Marawi city by the Maute, a group hardly heard of a year ago, has become the biggest security challenge of Rodrigo Duterte's 11-month presidency, with gunmen resisting air and ground assaults and controlling central parts of a city of 200,000 people.The military said the rebels may be getting help from "sympathetic elements" and fighters they had freed from jail during the rampage that started on Tuesday and caught the military by surprise."Our ground commanders have assured that the end is almost there," military spokesman Restituto Padilla told reporters. "We're trying to isolate all these pockets of resistance."More than 100 people have been killed, most of them militants, according to the military, and most of the city's residents have fled.The military said the Maute group was still present in nine of the city's 96 barangays, or communities.The Maute's ability to fight off the military for so long will add to fears that Islamic State's radical ideology is spreading in the southern Philippines and it could become a haven for militants from Southeast Asia and beyond. Malaysians and Indonesians were among the rebels killed.The government believes the Maute carried out their assault before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan to capture the attention of Islamic State and earn recognition as a regional affiliate.-BLACK-CLAD FIGHTERS-According to witnesses, men with black headbands typical of Islamic State have been seen on city streets in recent days. A photograph taken by a resident shows 10 men carrying assault rifles and dressed entirely in black.A Reuters photographer saw an Islamic State flag in an oil drum in an abandoned street on Monday, where chickens roamed in front of damaged shops and homes.Some troops tried to eliminate Maute snipers on Monday as others guarded deserted streets, taken back block by block.Helicopters circled the lakeside city and smoke poured out of some buildings. Artillery explosions echoed.Nearby Iligan City was in lockdown over fears that Maute fighters had sneaked out of Marawi by blending in with civilians."We don't want what's happening in Marawi to spill over in Iligan," said Colonel Alex Aduca, chief of the Fourth Mechanized Infantry Battalion.Sixty-one militants, 20 members of the security forces and 19 civilians have been killed since Tuesday, when Maute rebels went on the rampage after a botched military operation to arrest Isnilon Hapilon, who the government believes is a point man for Islamic State in the Philippines.Though most people have left, thousands are stranded, worried they could be intercepted by militants if they tried to flee.CNN Philippines reported that 10 people taken hostage while fleeing Marawi had escaped their Maute captors during an air strike on Monday and were in safe hands. The report said they witnessed the beheading of another hostage a day earlier.A video of several of the men was circulated online on Monday, showing them begging Duterte to stop military operations, otherwise they would be decapitated.Reuters could not verify the authenticity of the video or the accounts given in the news report.The military has warned that atrocities may have been committed by the Maute. The bodies of what appeared to be eight executed civilians were found in a ravine outside Marawi on Sunday, some with their hand bound.Zia Alonto Adiong, a politician involved in evacuation efforts, said civilians stuck in Marawi wanted air strikes to stop."The anticipation of death is worse than death itself," he told news channel ANC. "We appeal to our military forces to do a different approach."Army spokesman, Colonal Edgard Arevalo, said "surgical strikes" were taken on "known and verified enemy positions".Duterte imposed martial law last week on Mindanao, an island of 22 million people where both Marawi and Iligan are located, to quell the unrest and try to tackle radicalism.He made an unconventional offer on Saturday to Muslim separatists and communist rebels to become "soldiers of the Republic" and join his fight against extremists.(Additional reporting by Erik de Castro in MARAWI and Neil Jerome Morales, Karen Lema and Manuel Mogato in MANILA; Writing by Martin Petty; Editing by Robert Birsel)
SINS OF OCCULT WORSHIP
10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire,(OCCULT SACRIFICES) or that useth divination,(NEW AGER AND CRYSTALS ETC) divination n. The art or act of foretelling future events or revealing occult knowledge by means of augury or an alleged supernatural agency.) or an observer of times,(Meaning of observer. ... for sketching it. horoscope - Comes from Greek hora, hour, time, and skopos, observer.) or an enchanter,(The word enchant is derived from the Latin word incantare which refers to uttering an incantation or casting a spell). or a witch,(WITCH. Definition: [noun] a female sorcerer (SORCERY IN THE BIBLE IS DRUGS OR OCCULT ACTIVITY) or magician.)
11 Or a charmer,(charmer means a dealer in spells, especially one who, by binding certain knots, was supposed thereby to bind a curse or a blessing on its object.) or a consulter with familiar spirits,(function as mediums or psychics) or a wizard,(MALE WITCH-influence; a magical spell WITH WANDS) or a necromancer.(one seeking unto the dead.)
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.
22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.
Two-spirit talking circle held in Regina for Indigenous LGBT youth-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-May 28, 2017, 8:18 PM
A group of Indigenous two-spirit and LGBT youth gathered in Regina on Sunday to share experiences and support one another.The talking circle was facilitated by two-spirit elder Marjorie Beaucage, who described the circle as a kind of peer support for young Indigenous people who need to talk about their gender identity."Young people are pretty much on their own when it comes to their sexual identity and gender identity. There's so much homophobia still and so much judgment about lifestyles and different ways of being," said Beaucage."Silence is killing people." Around 10 people aged 14-25 attended the talking circle on Sunday.The event was organized in partnership with eight community organizations and was set to be held at the Heritage Community Association, until a power outage prompted them to relocate to the nearby Phoenix Residential Society.Providing a needed service-"Right now in Regina there's nothing that exists in terms of programming or services specifically for two-spirit people," said Shayna Stock, executive director of the Heritage Community Association.Stock said cities like Winnipeg have been able to address and create programming for two-spirit youth and just recently had the first ever two-spirit powwow."It's important to provide a service that doesn't exist yet," said Stock.One participant said they appreciated being part of a larger group and being able to listen more, instead of talking in a one-on-one setting. The circle was held as a first step toward finding and providing additional support for Regina's two-spirit community. Stock and Beaucage both expressed that the further development of supports needs to be two-spirit and youth directed.Stock said the Heritage Community Association has applied for funding to hold a weekly group meeting for local two-spirit youth."They know what they need and I really admire their bravery," said Beaucage. "Anything I can do to support the youth, I do."
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