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  • Amir Tsarfati: Middle East Update, October 11, 2019

    10/12/2019 12:19:08 AM PDT · by AzNASCARfan
    Youtube - Behold Israel channel ^ | October 11, 2019 | Amir Tsarfati
    Amir did a really good middle east update as usual...I have been waiting for his explanation to understand what is going on between Turkey and the Kurds from his point of view and he did not disappoint... The first half is the middle east update and then gets into Brazil, amazon etc... Amir Tsarfati: Middle East Update, October 11, 2019
  • The story of the confederates who fled the USA for Brazil – the Confederados.

    10/07/2019 6:40:02 PM PDT · by vannrox · 34 replies
    Metallicman ^ | September 30 2019 | editorial staff
    Full post, minus the photos and formatting... The American civil war set the South on fire. There in the heart of the United States was endless desolation, death, crime, and violence on a very, very personal scale. It tore at the heart of America. In the midst of all this, was an exit of Americans who fled American for a life elsewhere. The confederates that fled the United States didn’t do so to set up a nation where slavery was legal. They went elsewhere to set up a state where they the people had more power than the local government...
  • Protesters accuse interfaith event at Săo Paulo cathedral of left-wing activism

    10/05/2019 5:58:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Crux ^ | October 5, 2019 | Eduardo Campos Lima
    Protesters accuse interfaith event at Săo Paulo cathedral of left-wing activism SĂO PAULO - An interreligious ceremony held at the cathedral of Săo Paulo to support the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon was accused by critics as a cover for left-wing activism inside the Church.The Sept. 30 event was organized by the inter-religious coalition Dom Paulo Evaristo Arns Front for Justice and Peace. It was attended by Cardinal Odilio Scherer, the Archbishop of Săo Paulo, as well as Cardinal Claudio Hummes, the president of the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network, who will be the relator general for the synod.Leaders of other...
  • Teen Climate Activist Scolds UN, Files Children’s Human Rights Claim Against These 5 Nations

    09/24/2019 10:15:39 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 26 replies
    MRCtv ^ | September 23, 2019 | Monica Sanchez
    Soon after the speech, Thunberg and 15 other children filed a human rights complaint with the United Nations against five nations for allegedly violating a 30-year-old treaty in failing "to prevent the deadly and foreseeable consequences" of climate change on children.... ...CNN reports, "The petition names five countries -- Germany, France, Brazil, Argentina and Turkey -- which they say have failed to uphold their obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a 30-year-old human rights treaty which is the most widely ratified in history."...
  • AP interview: Colombian leader warns Venezuela

    09/21/2019 3:25:25 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 32 replies
    WRALTV-AP ^ | 9/21/19 | AP
    BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — Colombia's president is comparing Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic and says Venezuela's embattled socialist leader would be making a "stupid" mistake were he to attack. Ivan Duque made the comments in an interview Saturday with The Associated Press before traveling to New York. There, Duque is expected to condemn Maduro before the United Nations General Assembly as an abusive autocrat who is not only responsible for the country's humanitarian catastrophe but is also now a threat to regional stability for his alleged harboring of Colombian rebels.
  • The overcomer[charismatic Caucus]

    09/18/2019 5:50:06 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Overcomer I've pushed through the wings and stepped onto the Throne, I AM now with The LORD never alone, Vanquished the flesh across the Threshing Floor, Now Heaven is open as never before, The Eyes of Understanding now cover me, For now it is through His eyes I see, The wings represent the rest I now know, For now as Enoch it is with The LORD that I go . . .
  • The Fable of Edward Snowden

    12/31/2016 5:54:51 PM PST · by Robert DeLong · 58 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 30, 2016 | Edward Jay Epstein
    Of all the lies that Edward Snowden has told since his massive theft of secrets from the National Security Agency and his journey to Russia via Hong Kong in 2013, none is more provocative than the claim that he never intended to engage in espionage, and was only a “whistleblower” seeking to expose the overreach of NSA’s information gathering. With the clock ticking on Mr. Snowden’s chance of a pardon, now is a good time to review what we have learned about his real mission.

    09/15/2019 3:43:12 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 47 replies ^ | January 2019 | no byline
    Joao Teixeira de Faria – known as John of God – achieved international fame after being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey and having a list of famous clients, including Bill Clinton. Two months ago, his world crumbled after police discovered evidence that he was a mass murderer, baby trafficker, and sex slave ringleader. reports: The 77-year-old was arrested a week later in what prosecutors say could be the worst serial crimes case in the country’s history. Faria’s own daughter, Dalva Teixeira, has also spoken out, called him a “monster” and claiming he molested her as a child. The case has...
  • French first lady is 'truly ugly,' says Brazilian minister

    09/05/2019 10:39:24 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 76 replies
    AFP by Yahoo ^ | September 6, 2019
    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - A Brazilian government minister said French first lady Brigitte Macron was "truly ugly" Thursday, only days after the country's president appeared to endorse an attack on her appearance. Brazil's economy minister Paulo Guedes said he agreed with President Jair Bolsonaro's comments about Macron's looks. "The president said it -- it's true," he said to applause during an economic forum. "The woman is truly ugly." Later, an aide said in a statement that Guedes "asks for forgiveness for the joke he made today during a public event... when he mentioned the French first lady." Bolsonaro garnered...
  • Five Things They Don’t Tell You about Slavery

    09/05/2019 12:12:35 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | September 4, 2019 | Rich Lowry
    A sign commemorating the arrival of the first Africans is displayed at Chesapeake Bay, in Hampton, Va., August 24, 2019. (Michael A. McCoy/Reuters) It didn’t begin or end in the United States. The same people most obsessed with slavery seem to have little interest in the full scope of its history. There has been an effort for decades now — although with new momentum lately, as exemplified by the New York Times’ 1619 project — to identify the United States and its founding with slavery. To the extent that this campaign excavates uncomfortable truths about our history and underlines...
  • Kamala Harris Wants Americans to Eat Less Red Meat

    09/04/2019 10:17:15 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 137 replies
    TGP ^ | September 4, 2019
    Kamala Harris: I think that the point that you’re raising in a broader context is that a nation we absolutely have to have a real priority at the highest level of government around what we eat and in terms of healthy eating because we have a problem in America… The answer is yes. Let me say the balance that we have to strike here frankly is what government can and should do about creating incentives and then banning certain behaviors.
  • Political alliance with Venezuela and Cuba speculated: Brazil's da Silva, critic of U.S.

    08/15/2002 2:08:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies · 2,187+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Aug. 15, 2002 | Andres Oppenheimer
    Alternating harsh anti-American rhetoric reminiscent of the 1960s with efforts to moderate his language in pursuit of middle-class voters, the Workers' Party candidate tried to distance himself from the Forum de Sao Paulo, a group of mostly hard-line communist and leftist parties from around the world that he helped found in 1990. Its last meeting was held in Havana in December. SAO PAULO - Luiz Inacio ''Lula'' da Silva, a longtime critic of the U.S. role in Latin America, could become Brazil's next president, but he rejects speculation that he would form a political alliance with Venezuela and Cuba...
  • Why Everything They Say About The Amazon, Including That It's The 'Lungs Of The World,' Is Wrong

    09/04/2019 9:17:04 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 21 replies ^ | unknown | Michael Shellenberger
    The increase in fires burning in Brazil set off a storm of international outrage last week. Celebrities, environmentalists, and political leaders blame Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, for destroying the world’s largest rainforest, the Amazon, which they say is the “lungs of the world.”
  • Trump Doesn’t Attend the G7 Climate Session, Has Meetings With India and Germany

    08/26/2019 9:13:19 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 18 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 08-26-19 | Jack Phillips
    Stephanie Grisham, a White House spokeswoman, when asked why Trump didn’t attend, said that he instead had meetings with other world leaders. “The President had scheduled meetings and bilaterals with Germany and India, so a senior member of the Administration attended in his stead,” Grisham said in a statement to reporters. French President Emmanuel Macron said that Trump didn’t personally attend the climate session, but said that Trump’s team was present.
  • France’s Macron accuses Brazil’s Bolsonaro of ‘incredibly disrespectful’ comments about his wife

    08/26/2019 8:18:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/26/2019 | Adam Taylor
    French President Emmanuel Macron issued a fiery response to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for social media comments that appeared to criticize the appearance of French first lady Brigitte Macron. The French president’s remarks came on the final day of the annual meeting of the Group of Seven leaders in Biarritz, France, where the subject of raging fires in the Amazon had led to criticism of the Brazilian government and a pledge by world leaders to start a $20 million fund to help protect the rainforest. Bolsonaro...has called the international criticism of his government by European nations a reflection of a...
  • Trump Administration Ready for New 'Special Relationship’ with Brazil

    08/27/2019 5:21:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | August 27, 2019 | Bryan Darling
    President Donald J. Trump called his relationship with France’s President Emmanuel Macron a “special relationship” recently at the G-7 summit in France, yet the traditional “special relationship has always been understood as between the U.S. and the U.K. developed during WWII. There seems to be a new opportunity for a special relationship between the U.S. and South America’s emerging beacon of free markets and liberty – Brazil. The election of Jair Bolsonaro in October 2018 to be President of South America’s biggest and most populous nation was a big victory for better trade and military ties with the United States....
  • Brazil’s Bolsonaro causes global outrage over Amazon fires (Ha Ha)

    08/26/2019 4:00:06 AM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 25, 2019 | LUIS ANDRES HENAO and MARCELO DE SOUZA
    <p>The far-right populist leader initially dismissed the hundreds of blazes and then questioned whether activist groups might have started the fires in an effort to damage the credibility of his government, which has called for looser environmental regulations in the world’s largest rainforest to spur development.</p>
  • Our diets are fueling flames in the Amazon (barf Alert)

    08/25/2019 8:51:58 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 25th August 2019 | SHAHIR MASRI
    The Amazon has made headlines this month as fires rip across the region. While this is the dry season for the area, during which fires are common, fires have nonetheless reached unprecedented highs this season — up 80 percent compared to last year. As the Amazon burns, the world has lit up with despair and outrage, with hashtags such as #PrayForTheAmazon going viral. As the fires and emotional uproar continue, one naturally wonders "who is to blame?" Of course, the obvious cause is "human ignition," as these fires are mostly due to farmers and ranchers using flames to clear forests...
  • Macron believes Bolsonaro 'lied' on climate at G20

    08/24/2019 12:46:21 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 9 replies
    Dhaka Tribune ^ | 24 August 2019 | (author not given)
    The official said Brazil's comments and policies over the last few weeks showed that Bolsonaro did not intend to respect obligations on climate change and also did not want to commit on concrete proposals to maintain biodiversity French President Emmanuel Macron believes his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro lied to him on Brazil's stance on climate change, and France will now block a trade deal between the EU and South American nations. "Given the attitude of Brazil over the last weeks, the president can only conclude that President Bolsonaro lied to him at the Osaka [G20] summit [in June]," a French...
  • Tens Of Thousands Of Fires Ravage Brazilian Amazon, Where Deforestation Has Spiked

    08/22/2019 7:47:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | 08/22/2019 | Colin Dwyer
    Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest are proliferating at an alarming rate.That's the gist of an announcement this week by the country's National Institute for Space Research, or INPE. According to the agency, there have been 74,155 fires in Brazil so far this year — most of which erupted in the Amazon. That represents an astonishing leap of more than 80% over last year and by far the most that the agency has recorded since it began compiling this data in 2013.About half those fires, or nearly 36,000 of them, have ignited in just the past month. That's nearly as many...