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  • The Glorious, Hilarious Political Chaos in Brazil

    12/06/2016 8:51:02 AM PST · by OddLane · 10 replies
    FEE ^ | December 6, 2016 | Rapheal Lima
    Any Brazilian interested in politics has developed a new morning habit: checking to see which politicians were arrested in the earliest hours of the day. Such arrests have become common lately. This very morning, there was a police raid on two former big kahunas who are being investigated for taking bribes and disrupting investigations on the mega-company Petrobrás. On the evening of the same day, I left my gym to find that the president of the Senate has been ousted by order of the Supreme Court. Because he is standing trial for corruption, he can´t legally be in the succession...
  • Few survive after plane carrying Brazilian soccer team crashes

    11/29/2016 6:01:02 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 29 November 2016 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Six people have been pulled out alive from the wreckage of a chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team that crashed in Colombia, killing 75 people, while en route to a championship match, officials said.
  • Plane With Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes in Colombia

    11/28/2016 9:58:36 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 29, 2016
    BOGOTA, Colombia — An airplane with 72 people on board, including players from a Brazilian soccer team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport. Medellin's Mayor Federico Gutierrez said that it is possible there are survivors.
  • Rio Olympic golf course eerily empty three months on

    11/25/2016 5:40:03 PM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    AFP ^ | November 24, 2016 | Sebastian Smith
    Just three months after the Olympics ended, Rio's beautiful but controversial golf course is eerily quiet with birds' squawks far louder than the whack of balls. Built specially for the 2016 Games on what had been a nature reserve next to the beach in western Rio, the links-style course was meant to convert Brazilians to a sport they barely know and put the city on the international golfing map. But the $19 million facility created by star US designer Gil Hanse risks turning into a white elephant instead. A payment dispute could even lead to the imminent exit of the...
  • TRUE WORSHIP(charismatic caucus)

    11/06/2016 8:18:02 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    the joshua chronicles ^ | bible,holy spirit
    I saw the form of The Lord step into our presence and walk among us and a great Peace filled the room then I heard this . . .   The Shulamite(peaceful) Bride is in the Garden and I smell her "Aroma of Delight" and "this is worship" .  I shall reveal the answers to dilemas,the truth(clarity) where there has been revelations,visions and dreams yes,but in this truth shall come My strategy for your breakthroughs.   Song of Solomon 6:2-4Amplified Bible  (The Shulammite Bride) 2  “My beloved has gone down to his garden, To the beds of balsam, To feed his...
  • Brazilian priest ordered to pay thousands for preventing abortion

    11/02/2016 10:23:02 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 2, 2016 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman,
    … says he’s honored to suffer for Christ November 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A Brazilian Catholic priest has been convicted of “impeding” a legal abortion and ordered to pay the equivalent of $18,537 USD (60,000 Brazilian Reals) in damages for successfully petitioning a court to prohibit the killing of an unborn child in 2005. Fr. Luiz Carlos Lodi da Cruz was judged liable by the nation’s Supreme Tribunal of Justice last week for “moral damages” after requesting a court injunction against an abortion of an unborn child regarded as “inviable” outside the womb because of deformities in gestation. Although the...
  • Anti-Donald Trump protesters clash with supporters and riot police in Brazil...

    10/29/2016 3:12:42 PM PDT · by right-wingin_It · 33 replies
    Mirror ^ | October 29, 2016 | Laura Connor
    Anti-Donald Trump protesters were left bloodied and bruised after clashing with the Republican candidate 's supporters and riot police in Brazil. The campaign descended into violence when a group calling themselves "anti-fascists" brawled with around 50 pro-Trump supporters after the two sides starting screaming at each other. Riot police were called to the demonstration at Paulista avenue in Sao Paulo as a fight broke out. A number of pro-Trump supporters donned masks and carried posters showing Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton behind bars.
  • "Jesus is Lord" Immanuel(God with us)[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/25/2016 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the joshua chronicles,bible ^ | 10-25-16 | Holy Spirit
    No one else can be with you the way that I AM. Know that as I AM perpetually with you as the flowing down of a waterfall , Truly even this presence is your shield and guard. So there is no need to fear for I have already overcome this world for you and Zion is now your home and place of eternal reside. So "See" yourself here for it is your eternal truths you walk in not what is seen with your eyes but "what you know in your heart and soul to Be true". Now find Peace in...
  • The Father's Plumb Line "Jesus Christ in us"[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/21/2016 7:06:32 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My Plumb Line is a constant in your life it will never leave you or forsake you but can you even see it or is it masked by Your own desires or distorted by those around you that are blind to my True Will for My Word is Eternal and so it is with The Plumb Line of My Heart for it is when you align your life with My Heart by becoming servant of The Living God that your Heart on earth Becomes aligned with My Heart Your Heavenly Father so as you surrender all to Me My Son...
  • WAKE UP America ! Wake Up Body of CHRIST ![Charismatic Caucus]

    10/20/2016 10:20:09 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit , Bible
    You have allowed a breach in your walls my children! Seers awake ! Rise up to repair your borders and walls for you can not sustain what is about to come now as blind as you now are ! Awake ! Repair ! Come up higher and fast all distractions and guard your gates , replace your blind Seers with the ones that look to Me alone for guidance and KNOW I AM here. So there is no reason to tarry or allow in bitter waters that do not replenish and leave behind Asherah poles of disdain(contempt) . Am I...
  • YOU ARE NOT EXEMPT[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/12/2016 11:26:46 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    You are not exempt my children from the harvest just because your priorities collide with My kingdom Rules and regulations(that is The Harvest first) for it is all about Salvation of the lost now for my time has come and soon I shall be with you for a sweeping up of all My sheep. So for those too busy as Martha and have not chosen the best as Mary, Truly your reward shall be diminished from those that have forsaken all to tend my sheep in the pasture of light I have supplied(that is My spirit upon the earth) for...
  • JUST ( (( ROAR )) ) [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/11/2016 7:26:50 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, The joshua Chronicles ^ | 10-11-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    My Position(Plumb line) in your Life is about to take front seat and CENTER you in MY PERFECT WILL, for your hunger and thirst has been noticed by my Holy Angels observing you as a Mighty Warrior pushing through all resistance just to bring a drink of water to your King for I AM your ALL. So watch now as I open the Storehouses of Heaven for you for they can not be contained any longer as My blessings for you have overflowed the doors in such a manner they have burst open as the hinges of my mercies to...
  • SAVING GRACE and the Evidence of it in our Lives for others[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/27/2016 10:10:41 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    My subject matter(DNA) is Life Everlasting but where in your life is this a "matter of "Evidence" for in your daily endeavors even in your prayer life I should be the main ingredient of your prayer for others and this is, their salvation first for without me no life truly exists it is just matter(dust). Now I AM the breath ~ ~ ~ of your beginning through salvation and the end of the means for you to OVERCOME as I did for you but now is your time of destiny for I AM The Fulcrum of Balance( Plumb Line )...
  • Brazil Ex-President Lula To Be Tried For Corruption As Country's Politics Come Full Circle

    09/20/2016 4:23:48 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 5 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Sept 20. 2016 | Shannon Sims
    The news out of Brazil today might have been unimaginable 10 years ago, back when he thrilled crowds across Brazil with his promise of a different kind of future. It might have been unimaginable 5 years ago. It might even have been unimaginable 5 months ago. But this is 2016 Brazil, and these days the tables of power can turn quickly. So it goes for Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio da Silva, known as Lula, the man who was once the popular and charismatic leader of a new political movement in Brazil, founded on the premise of raising the country’s...
  • Brazil prosecutors file corruption charges against Lula (Petrobras & embezzlement allegations)

    09/14/2016 7:35:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/14/16 | Damian Wroclavsky
    Brasília (AFP) - Federal prosecutors in Brazil filed corruption charges Wednesday against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, describing the popular leftist as leader of a massive embezzlement ring at state oil company Petrobras. The charges allege that Lula received the equivalent of 3.7 million reais ($1.1 million) in bribes. Among the allegations are that Lula and his wife received a beachside apartment and upgrades to the property from a major construction company, OAS, which was one of the players in the Petrobras scheme. The allegations are not new but they now go before Judge Sergio Moro, head of...
  • Catholicism’s incredible growth story (global numbers have doubled since 19700)

    09/11/2016 5:54:37 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 43 replies
    Catholic Herald (U.K.) ^ | Thursday, 8 Sep 2016 | Philip Jenkins
    `There are around 1.2 billion Catholics in the world today; by 2050 it may be 1.6 billion (CNS) `Critics keep announcing the Church's imminent demise. If only they realised that numbers have doubled since 1970 – and are still rising In many parts of the world, it’s difficult to feel optimistic about the future of the Catholic Church. Some years ago, the American Physical Society heard an alarming paper that predicted the countries in the world that would have no religion whatever by 2100, and high on the list were such former Catholic heartlands as Austria and Ireland – Ireland!...
  • Be the Salt and Light of change for Jesus [charismatic caucus]

    09/08/2016 1:15:17 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My opposition is you, the enemy has no chance against Me in any arena! So do not fear or give in to them but continue to take back My land for this land is the hearts of those yet to be saved. I am not found where a talent is wasted for it shall be given to another . . . My Kingdom is expanding not lukewarm and so as My Mighty Ones push right through the enemy lines, you will find me with those that press into ME for as they gather together to hear ME speak it is...
  • Come run into My Arms[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/06/2016 8:00:44 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My opinion of you is righteousness for I have loved you through all eternity . So catch up with my love for you just drink it in and fall into the pool of my complete acceptance for you have already been washed in my forgiveness so don't challenge my love just receive it for you are mine and I am yours woven through all eternity together as one. Come to me and the sound of my voice both through others gestures of my love through them and by my Spirit speaking to your heart for I have already given you...
  • The Centurions of The Lord[ Charismatic Caucus]

    09/01/2016 8:59:25 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    Bible ,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 9-1-16 | Holy Spirit
    "My living creatures surround you for you have arrived " I AM The Guardian of your life , Nothing exists or is unseen, For I AM The eyes of those that believe, In and through all things I created to be, I AM The Author of all that you see, And of the invisible I make myself known, I AM The Author of existence That turns over every stone, So nothing I say nothing surprises Me, As far as the east is from the west and beyond I see, So rest your wholeness in My fullness for this is where...
  • Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff ousted in impeachment vote

    08/31/2016 1:56:47 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 31 August 2016 | Marina Lopes and Dom Phillips
    BRASILIA — Brazil’s Senate ousted Dilma Rousseff as president Wednesday, voting overwhelmingly to impeach the leftist leader in the culmination of a protracted process that has divided the country. The vote to impeach Rousseff was 61 to 20. Two-thirds of senators — 54 out of 81 — were needed for impeachment to pass. Senators broke into cheering and applause after the electronic voting was announced and sang the national anthem, concluding a process that was given the go-ahead in December. But a second vote to strip Rousseff of her political rights for eight years fell well short of the required...
  • Brazil police recommend corruption charges against ex-president Lula: official

    08/26/2016 1:35:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/26/16 | AFP
    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Police on Friday recommended corruption charges against Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as part of a probe into a huge embezzlement scheme at state oil company Petrobras. The recommendation, which must now be considered by prosecutors before becoming formal charges, was made in a filing seen by AFP. A judge would still have to decide whether to accept the charges. The development comes as Lula's successor and protege Dilma Rousseff fights an impeachment trial in the Senate. Lula, who founded the Workers' Party and was president between 2003-2010 before helping Rousseff get elected,...
  • Muslim Population in Latin America Grows 25% Amid Radicalization Concerns

    08/24/2016 3:13:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    National Security (Breitbart) ^ | August 24, 2016 | Edwin Mora
    Islam had an estimated 3 million adherents in Latin America and the Caribbean as of the end of last year, marking an increase of nearly 25 percent from the 2.3 million who were residing there in 2010, a Breitbart News analysis of U.S. Department of State (DoS) data shows. Among the Muslims in the region are people who emigrated from Muslim majority countries – including Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, and Pakistan – and locals who converted. Most of them are recent migrants and descendants of those who made the journey years and even generations ago, namely Palestinians, among others....
  • There is no compromise in Jesus Kingdom[charismatic Caucus]

    08/24/2016 8:26:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    There is no compromise in My Kingdom for I AM THE WORD ETERNAL therefore I AM both Provider and the lover of your soul. I know the plans I have for you and there is no need for you to compromise with the evil one for he has already been judged by me as un-righteous therefore remain in My will and in My WORD for it is your rudder and key to open each door I have set before you and it is My Spirit that moves these doors as you declare My will in your life. So come and...
  • Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony Ratings Lose Almost 50% Of London 2012 Viewers

    08/22/2016 4:27:33 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 56 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 22 Aug 16 | Dominic Patten
    On the Tube in London there’s a sign saying “Mind The Gap” to warn riders to be careful when stepping on the train – NBC might want to pay attention to the expression when it comes to Olympics ratings. With a 4.0/14 rating among adults 18-49 and 16.85 million viewers for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio Games, NBC is looking at the worst Summer Olympics results in decades. Not only are fast affiliates down to the second lowest result of the 2016 Olympics for the Comcast-owned net’s primetime coverage but they took a whooping 56% fall in the...
  • Speedo USA, Ralph Lauren end Ryan Lochte endorsement deals

    08/22/2016 12:57:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2016 | FoxNews/AP
    Ralph Lauren announced Monday it would not renew its sponsorship contract with Ryan Lochte, becoming the second company to drop the U.S. Olympic swimmer in the wake of his scandal in Rio de Janeiro. Earlier Monday, Speedo USA executives said the company would drop its sponsorship of Lochte and donate $50,000 to charity. In Ralph Lauren's case, the company stated its contract with Lochte was for the 2016 Rio Olympics only, and would not be renewed. "Ralph Lauren continues to sponsor the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team and the values that its athletes embody."
  • Zika cases jump to 170 in California, sparking travel warnings

    08/19/2016 10:14:53 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 8/19/2016 | Susan Abram
    California health officials on Friday urged travelers returning home from the Olympics as well as countries where Zika is spreading to continue to wear insect repellent and to practice safe sex for several more weeks, to help prevent the spread of the virus in the Golden State. While Zika is spread primarily through the bite of the black-and-white-striped Aedes mosquito, the virus also can be passed through sex, health officials said. They are mostly concerned with people returning home from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, because Brazil has been hit hard by the virus. “Continue using insect repellent to...
  • Woman Speaks Out: I Saw a Gun Pulled on the Swimmers

    Bruna Castro-Ruiz, 28, says she saw part of what unfolded early Sunday at a gas station in Rio, as Lochte and his teammates headed back to the Olympic village. (She says she has already spoken to police about what she saw.) Lochte has said the foursome was robbed at gunpoint after stopping at the gas station on the taxi ride home – an account he has changed slightly from earlier versions given to media. But local police later told PEOPLE that one of the swimmers in the group was seen on security video allegedly damaging a bathroom at the gas...
  • USOC confirms Lochte gas station incident, apologizes to Brazil as swimmers fly home

    08/18/2016 10:06:52 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/18/16 | Matt Norlander
    United States Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun released a statement late Thursday night that largely confirmed what Brazilian authorities made public earlier in the day. Ryan Lochte and three of his USA swimming teammates concocted a story about being held up at gunpoint by men posing as police officers while returning to the athletes' Olympic Village early Sunday morning. The USOC apologized to Brazil in the statement and gave more context to the latest news developing in the case. "The behavior of these athletes is not acceptable, nor does it represent the values of Team USA or the conduct of...
  • Ryan Lochte, James Feigen Indicted by Brazil Authorities For Falsely Reporting a Crime

    08/18/2016 7:49:20 PM PDT · by drewh · 88 replies
    National Post ^ | August 18, 2016 7:09 PM ET | The Associated Press and National Post Staff
    US swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen were indicted by Rio de Janeiro authorities on charges of making a false police report, ABC News reported Thursday. Brazilian police said earlier Thursday that the famous swimmer and his U.S. teammates were not robbed after a night of partying, and that the intoxicated athletes instead vandalized a gas station bathroom and were questioned by armed guards before they paid for the damage and left. The robbery that was or wasn’t has become the biggest spectacle outside of the Olympic venues in Rio, and given American Olympians a black eye in Brazil after...
  • Lochte Police Question Uber Taxi Driver: United States Swimmers Smashed Up Gas Station TOILET

    08/18/2016 1:31:59 PM PDT · by drewh · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11:14 EST, 18 August 2016 | By Ben Ashford In Rio De Janeiro and Ruth Styles
    Unnamed taxi driver has been located by officers from Civil Police and quizzed at Rio police station Officers now say the guard did NOT pull his gun on the athletes Detectives have demanded the other three swimmers hand over their Uber records Lochte already abandoned the most dramatic details of his account of the robbery - that their taxi driver was stopped and a cocked gun pressed to the swimmer's head Another police theory is that the swimmers went to Copacabana beach, which is notorious for its raucous nightlife DailyMail.com has found that, far from being robbed, Lochte and his...
  • Rio police: A security guard did point a gun at US swimmers but there was no robbery

    08/18/2016 12:55:04 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 16 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/18/2016 | FOX News
    Rio police: A security guard did point a gun at US swimmers but there was no robbery.
  • Brazil police: Swimmers were vandals, not robbery victims

    08/18/2016 1:20:07 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/18/2016 | Marilia Brocchetto, Flora Charner, Joshua Berlinger and Angela Dewan,
    Rio de Janeiro (CNN)[Breaking news update, posted at 3:39 p.m. ET]: Civil Police chief Fernando Veloso said at a press conference about four American swimmers: "In theory, one or all of them might be charged for false communication of a crime and for damaging private assets, the gas station. I'm not saying that they are charged right now because of that. We have to finalize the investigation and in theory that could be the case. This is not really a -- this kind of crime will not lead to their arrest."
  • How Ryan Lochte turned a drunken, frat-boy night into an international mess

    08/18/2016 11:50:34 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 53 replies
    Yahoo!!!!! ^ | 1 hour 37 minutes | Dan Wetzel
    How Ryan Lochte turned a drunken, frat-boy night into an international mess Yeah, it’s come to this: The story of the Olympics, a likely fake claim of robbery at the end of a drunken night of debauchery turned into global story courtesy of a publicity-mad swimmer-turned-reality-TV-star who, unlike his three buddies – teammates Jimmy Feigen, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz – is home safe in the United States. This is likely bad news for Ryan Lochte, who appears to have found his three compatriots throwing him under the bus to authorities. At least two of the swimmers are at the...
  • Two Olympic swimmers CONFESS Lochte armed robbery story WAS made up as Brazil cops release [tr]

    08/18/2016 10:52:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2016 | Ruth Styles, Matt Roper, Ben Ashford, Chris Spargo
    US swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz have told police that they fabricated claims that they and their Olympic teammate Ryan Lochte were robbed at a gas station on Sunday. The sudden admission came as video was released in which the men can be seen running to and from the bathroom, spending over 10 minutes at the gas station a little after 6am in the morning. Sources have confirmed to DailyMail.com that Lochte and the group destroyed a gas station door and refused to pay for the damage until a security guard demanded they hand over money.
  • 'The boy put a gun to my head and demanded my cash': Rio crimewave leaves tourists terrified as [tr]

    08/18/2016 5:33:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2016 | Matt Roper
    Thieves in Rio are targeting visitors to the Olympic Games with some robbers as young as 15 staging tourist holdups, MailOnline has learned. Rio's Tourist Police Station it is packed with families arriving to report they have just become a victim of crime. MailOnline found some in tears, others looking visibly shaken, as they told of their terrifying experience of Rio's dark side - and how their long-awaited Olympics holiday had suddenly turned into a nightmare. It follows reports that a Team GB athlete was robbed on Monday night and controversy over claims by US swimmers that they were held...
  • US Olympic swimmers pulled off plane by Brazil police

    08/17/2016 6:56:42 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 83 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/17/2016 | David Lawler
    Ryan Lochte, the US gold medal-winning swimmer, who claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janiero, has been ordered by a judge to remain in the country amid suggestions that they may have fabricated the incident. Federal police in Brazil stopped US team-mates Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger from boarding a flight to the United States at Rio de Janeiro's international airport on Wednesday, O Globo newspaper reported on its website. The swimmers, who were with Lochte during the alleged robbery, were taken off the plane for questioning, the newspaper said. Lochte, 32, one of the most...
  • US swimmer Ryan Lochte to have his 'passport seized by Brazilian authorities' over false claims [tr]

    08/17/2016 6:54:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | August 17, 2016 | Andrew Gilpin
    And order has been made to seize American swimmer Ryan Lochte's passport by Brazilian authorities after claims he 'lied about being robbed.' Earlier police had further questions for the swimmer - a 12-time Olympic medallist - about the supposed robbery and found 'little evidence' that it had taken place. Lochte claims that he and three of his team-mates were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi, but police say the swimmers were unable to provide key details in police interviews. Lochte’s attorney, Jeff Ostrow, said there was no question the robbery happened and that the swimmer had 24-hour security hired after...
  • Rio Olympics 2016: Who Can Win India a Medal Now?

    08/15/2016 10:25:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Indian Express ^ | August 16, 2016
    With only six days remaining in the Rio Olympic Games, India's chances of winning a medal look bleak.For the last 10 days, India has waited for its first medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics but its athletes have failed to finish on the podium. Many have come agonisingly close to winning one and many have had shock exits from early stages. With each passing day, the news is become more depressing. India now has only six day left to win that elusive medal from these Games, otherwise, for the first time since 1992, it will return medal-less. The high of...
  • U.S. Swimmer Ryan Lochte Robbed at Gunpoint in Brazil

    08/14/2016 10:00:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug 14 2016, 12:44 PM ET | Hasani Gittens
    U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte was robbed at gunpoint while in Rio de Janeiro overnight Saturday, NBC News has confirmed. Following conflicting reports — including the IOC denying any incident took place — Lochte himself confirmed with NBC’s Billy Bush that he and “three other swimmers” were robbed at gunpoint. Lochte’s mom had earlier told other news organizations that the robbery happened at a party. …
  • North Korea has its first gold medal of Rio Olympics

    08/13/2016 11:04:00 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 26 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 13, 2016 | The Associated Press
    North Korea has its first gold medal of the Rio Olympics after Rim Jong Sim won the women's 75-kilogram weightlifting class. Rim was utterly dominant, lifting 117 kilograms in the snatch and 153 in the clean and jerk for a total of 274, way ahead of the 258 managed by Belarusian silver medalist Darya Naumava, or 257 for Spain's Lidia Valentin Perez.
  • Olympians officially terrified of green ‘fart-smelling’ water

    08/12/2016 1:45:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 135 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Aug. 12, 2016 | Justin Terranova
    There’s something in the water in Rio — and it’s getting worse. The Olympic diving pool was closed Friday morning as the water continues to be a disturbing, murky shade of green. The concern for those who have been diving into the pool has grown as the problem persists.~SNIP~Some have speculated algae in the warm outdoor pool could be the issue, while The Sun has helpfully ruled out “excessive pee” as a potential source of the change. A spokesman for the International Swimming Federation told the Los Angeles Times there was a chemical issue with the tanks, though that would...
  • Where is everybody? Track and field starts at the Olympics - but virtually nobody turns up [tr]

    08/12/2016 9:44:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 12, 2016 | Shekhar Bhatia
    There was further disaster for the Rio Olympics today when the much anticipated track and fields events began to a near empty stadium. The 46,931-seater stadium was a swathe of empty blue seats and booths stocked with tickets were largely quiet. Rio 2016 has been plagued by a lack of interest from the Brazilian public and security fears have prevented an influx of American fans and other foreigners. Anti-government protests which have focused on the Olympics and the dire Brazilian economic situation have also hampered interest in the games.
  • JESUS calls us Friend[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/12/2016 7:13:57 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 8-12-16 | HolySpirit
    You see I am not just your God I AM your friend. I do things for you that others would not consider because of the cost but I have already laid down my life for you and that is why I send my angels to shut the mouth of the lions for you and turn impossible situations around even without your request at times for truly My name is Prince of Peace and Grace is the scepter I apply to the ones that call me Lord and Savior. John 15:15 15 I do not call you servants any longer, for...
  • Olympic Officer Shot in Head After Wrong Turn Into Slum

    08/11/2016 9:24:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/11 | Joshua Goodman and Felipe Dana
    Dozens of heavily armed commandos could be seen Thursday frisking residents and going house to house in the Mare complex of slumsElite special forces raided a slum in Rio de Janeiro Thursday after officers providing security at the Olympics made a wrong turn and encountered gunfire. One police officer was shot in the head, and was recovering at a local hospital. The officers from Brazil's national security force were using a GPS device to navigate unfamiliar streets when they took a wrong turn off a highway leading to Rio's international airport. Their truck was sprayed with bullets, and one officer,...
  • New doubts on Zika as cause of microcephaly

    08/09/2016 1:17:38 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 12 replies
    Science Daily ^ | June 24, 2016 | New England Complex Systems Institute
    Brazil's microcephaly epidemic continues to pose a mystery -- if Zika is the culprit, why are there no similar epidemics in other countries also hit hard by the virus? In Brazil, the microcephaly rate soared with more than 1,500 confirmed cases. But in Colombia, a recent study of nearly 12,000 pregnant women infected with Zika found zero microcephaly cases. If Zika is to blame for microcephaly, where are the missing cases? Perhaps there is another reason for the epidemic in Brazil. According to a new report by the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), the number of missing cases in...
  • Bus full of Chinese basketball reporters caught in roadside gunfight on the way to Olympic Village

    08/08/2016 11:40:13 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Shanghaiist ^ | 05 August 2016
    The 2016 Summer Olympics are scheduled to begin today, but for some it has already begun with a bang. Upon their arrival in Rio, a bus full of Chinese basketball reporters was caught in a roadside gunfight. Six locals were killed in the exchange, but no Chinese casualties have been reported. Initially, the Chinese-language Basketball Magazine posted on Weibo that Chinese national basketball team players had been caught near the flurry of bullets, where they would have presumably suffered from flashbacks to their two exhibition matches against Team USA last month. However, Basketball Magazine later corrected this report. Upon arriving...
  • Astonishing footage shows how brazen Rio thieves target unsuspecting tourists in broad daylight

    Brazen thieves have no fear as they snatch bags and phones from pedestrians wandering through the streets of the Olympic city. Rampant theft in broad daylight ..., sheer animals
  • [VANITY] How many of us are watching NBC's horrid coverage of the Horrid Rio Olympic Opening Ceremon

    08/05/2016 9:11:18 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 147 replies
    (Vanity) NBC Commercial Extravaganza of advertising | August 5, 2016 | Swordmaker
    NBC is interrupting the coverage of the opening ceremonies ever few minutes for at least three minutes of really BAD advertisements. But then the opening ceremonies are pretty bad themselves. . . among the worst of the modern era. How many of our Fellow Freepers are finding this as off-putting as I am? Then the Brazilians used it for a huge propaganda push for the dire consequences of Global Warming, not even "Climate Change!" Good Grief. . . Comments?
  • Police fire tear gas at angry mobs outside Olympic opening ceremony

    08/05/2016 6:09:03 PM PDT · by Pollard · 12 replies
    Full Title; Police fire tear gas at angry mobs outside Olympic opening ceremony as anti-Games demos hit cities across Brazil Police have fired tear gas at demonstrators protesting close to the Maracanã Stadium, where the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games is under way. Protesters, many furious over the presence of Brazil's acting president Michel Temer at the ceremony, waved placards calling for his removal. Angry protest have also broken out in São Paulo, the country's largest city, where mobs demonstrated against overspending on the Olympic games during one of the country's worst economic crises in history.
  • Soccer Legend Pele Won't Light Olympic Cauldron, Cites Health

    08/05/2016 11:26:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Pele apologized for disappointing BraziliansPele says his poor health will keep him from lighting the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics. In a statement on Friday, the 75-year-old soccer great says "I'm not physically able to attend the opening of the Olympics."