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  • Soldiers Allege Laura Poitras, Had Foreknowledge of 2004 Iraqi Attack on U.S. Troops

    06/12/2013 6:28:09 AM PDT · by don-o · 36 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 12, 2013 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    When Edward Snowden decided he wanted to release details about the NSA's intelligence operations to the public, he reached out to Laura Poitras, a 49-year-old film maker and political activist opposed to the war on terror. As the Washington Post noted on Monday, Poitras had "the odd distinction of sharing a byline in The Washington Post and in London’s Guardian newspaper last week on two blockbuster stories." snip But perhaps it isn't such a mystery why the U.S. government might want to question Poitras if you simply crack open John R. Bruning's 2006 book, The Devil's Sandbox: With the 2nd...
  • Anger as Brazilian judge backs anti-gay 'therapy'

    09/20/2017 6:47:22 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20th September 2017 | BBC News
    Brazilian activists and celebrities have condemned a court ruling that approves a "cure" for gay people. Waldemar de Carvalho, a federal judge in the capital Brasilia, backed a psychologist who had her licence revoked for offering so-called "conversion therapy". Rozangela Justino is an evangelical Christian who has called homosexuality "a disease". Critics have called the ruling regressive and medically unsound. Brazil's Federal Council of Psychology banned psychologists from offering treatments that claim to change people's sexuality in 1999. It said in a statement that the decision "opens the dangerous possibility of the use of sexual reversion therapies" and promised to...
  • Jesus The True and Eternal Supreme Court [charismatic caucus]

    09/18/2017 7:09:07 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Jurisdictions carry no weight in My courts for as Creator I Reign Supreme ! Do you see my children I AM The First and The Last Word as Mediator over All Creation and it is My hand that is the Gavel of Authority and My answer was given on The Cross " IT IS FINISHED " You are Worthy and My blood has dressed you in My Righteousness and My Answer to the enemy for you shall forever be " NOT GUILTY " and surely goodness and mercy shall follow you ALL the days of your life and you SHALL...
  • Brazil’s Bishops’ Conference Opens Door for ‘Some’ Practicing Adulterers to Receive Sacraments

    08/19/2017 12:08:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Catholicicism.org ^ | August 18, 2017 | Brian Kelley
    Crux, Felipe Dominguez: The Brazilian Bishops’ National Conference did not close the door that leads to the sacraments for divorced and remarried couples. In a pastoral guide to Amoris Laetitia, the bishops said that, even though Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation reaffirms the indissolubility of marriage, it also notes that “conditioning factors and extenuating circumstances” may “attenuate or even annul the moral responsibility and imputability of unlawful acts.” The report is here.
  • After The Flame: The 2016 Summer Games were supposed to bring Rio and Brazil [tr]

    08/10/2017 11:15:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 10, 2017 | Wayne Drehs and Mariana Lajolo
    Felipe Wu opens the door, apologizing for the mess. On the floor beside him sits a suitcase overstuffed with clothes. A few feet away, boxes filled with pistols and ammunition climb the stairs. There are shoes in the kitchen. Boxes in the living room. A hole in the wall where the air conditioner once sat. It is a home in disarray. A family that is about to move.
  • Bishop, “Homosexuality, if it is not a choice ..., it is a gift given by God.”[Catholic Caucus]

    08/05/2017 7:00:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 60 replies
    Call me Jorge ... ^ | August 4, 2017 | hereisjorgebergoglio
    Bishop Antônio Carlos Cruz Santos, “Homosexuality, if it is not a choice and not a disease, it is a gift given by God.” “Our prejudices can not perceive the gift of God, just as it happened to the blacks, who were not seen as people because of prejudice.” — Bishop Antônio Carlos Cruz Santos on homosexuality — Antônio Carlos Cruz Santos, the Bishop of Caicó, Brazil. Bishop Antônio Carlos Cruz Santos, just the other day gave a homily about homosexuality.  He begins it by lamenting the “high suicide rate among homosexuals” and proceeds to tell the sad story of a...
  • “They kept us as slaves”: AP reveals claims against church

    07/24/2017 8:36:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    washingtion post ^ | July 24, 2017 | Mitch Weiss, Holbrook Mohr and Peter Prengaman | AP
    SPINDALE, N.C. — When Andre Oliveira answered the call to leave his Word of Faith Fellowship congregation in Brazil to move to the mother church in North Carolina at the age of 18, his passport and money were confiscated by church leaders — for safekeeping, he said he was told. Trapped in a foreign land, he said he was forced to work 15 hours a day, usually for no pay, first cleaning warehouses for the secretive evangelical church and later toiling at businesses owned by senior ministers. Any deviation from the rules risked the wrath of church leaders, he said,...
  • Rio's $700 million village was turned into luxury condos now reportedly 'shuttered' and 93% vacant

    07/19/2017 1:38:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 19, 2017 | by Scott Davis
    The Rio Olympics continue to be an example of why more and more cities are wary of hosting the games. Rio 2016 has essentially become a financial disaster, with the games costing $13 billion in a mix of private and public money, according to a June Associated Press report. Much of the Olympic infrastructure is abandoned or underused, including the $700 million athletes village that was supposed to be turned into luxury condos once the games were over. Stephen Wade of the Associated Press recently reported via Twitter that the athletes village was "shuttered" and that only 7% of the...
  • Brazil's ex-President Lula convicted of corruption (9 1/2 years sentence in Petrobras scandal)

    07/12/2017 5:41:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 7/12/17 | BBC
    Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been convicted of corruption charges and sentenced to nine and a half years in prison. The judge ruled he could remain free pending an appeal. Lula has rejected claims that he received an apartment as a bribe in a corruption scandal linked to state oil company Petrobras. He says the trial is politically motivated and has strongly denied any wrongdoing. The case is the first of five charges against him.
  • Supernatural Experience[Charismatic Caucus]

    06/30/2017 9:55:35 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Supernatural experience is you saturated by my Presence in and through you for as Ezekiel was swept up into my presence "Behold" this IS where I desire you to be always and forever in the arms of the One that loves you is where you belong ! A Psalm of David. Psalm 23 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Even though I walk through...
  • What Kind of Washington Fools Would Honor Turkey’s Foreign Minister?

    06/17/2010 1:40:09 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 7 replies · 229+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 15, 2010 | Claudia Rosett
    Update (June 16th, 2010 10:20 am): A press assistant at the Wilson Center confirmed this morning that what I wrote below is correct. The ceremonial dinner, honoring Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, along with a Turkish business tycoon, is scheduled for Thursday evening, at the Four Seasons, in Istanbul. What follows is my post originally written Wednesday night:Turkey’s leaders have made a lot of news lately, and it’s been ugly: holding hands with Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, blessing the lead role of the terror-linked Turkish IHH foundation in last month’s Gaza terror flotilla, and voting last week against new sanctions on Iran in...
  • Brazilian Navy interested in Russian corvettes

    06/27/2017 4:27:36 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    Tass ^ | June 27, 2017
    ST. PETERSBURG, June 27. /TASS/. Brazil’s Navy has shown interest in the construction of Russian-project corvettes, the Northern Shipyard’s press service reported after a visit by Brazil’s Naval delegation. "The Brazilian delegation was invited to the Northern Shipyard on a fact-finding visit by Rosoboronexport. The Latin American state’s military is interested in the construction of corvette-type ships," the shipyard’s press service said. The enterprise’s management displayed the corvette construction capacities and showcased the Project 2032 Tiger corvette designed for export to the guests in cooperation with the United Shipbuilding Corporation and the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau and under the...
  • U.S. Bans Imports of Brazilian Beef Over Safety Concerns

    06/24/2017 8:39:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | June 23, 2017 | Ivana Kottasová
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the immediate suspension of fresh beef imports from the South American country on Thursday after inspections uncovered public health concerns, unsanitary conditions and animal health issues. The agency said the ban will remain in place until Brazil "takes corrective action." Brazil is the fifth biggest supplier of beef to the U.S., ranking behind only Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. It has sent nearly 50 million pounds of beef to the U.S. so far this year. "Although international trade is an important part of what we do at USDA, and Brazil has long been...
  • Ukrainians Build One of the Biggest Churches in Brazil

    06/13/2017 7:26:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    On June 4, the rite of consecration of the Holy Trinity Church for the Ukrainian community was held in the Brazilian municipality of Sao Jose dos Pinhais (Parana), Marcelino settlement. Local Ukrainians have been striving to do this for almost a century. Built next to the old church, the Church of the Holy Trinity represents a traditional Ukrainian architecture of temples. This building, according to SvitUA which cites Gazeta DO Povo, is one of the largest churches in Brazil. The area of the temple is about 740 square meters, its height is 32 meters. The premises of the temple can...
  • Snowden is turning into a liability for Putin

    09/19/2016 10:02:04 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 23 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | Sep 19, 2016 | by Leonid Bershidsky
    BERLIN – Edward Snowden is increasingly unhappy with the situation in Russia, where he has lived for more than three years. President Vladimir Putin once welcomed the National Security Agency contractor for his propaganda value, but he may be wondering if it’s all been worth it. Snowden arrived in Moscow in June 2013. That was almost a year before the Crimea annexation, and Russia could still try to sell itself to radical leftists who admired Snowden as the lesser evil, compared with the Big Brother United States. Putin talked a lot about Snowden, showing obvious delight for thumbing his nose...
  • Operation Car Wash: Is this the biggest corruption scandal in history? (Petrobras in Brazil)

    06/05/2017 10:51:36 PM PDT · by texas booster · 24 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | June 1, 2017 | Jonathan Watts
    On 14 January 2015, police agent Newton Ishii was waiting in Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão airport to meet the midnight flight from London. His mission was simple. A former executive of Brazil’s national oil company, Petrobras, was on the plane. Ishii was to arrest him as soon as he set foot in Brazil and take him for questioning by detectives. No big deal, the veteran cop thought as he ticked off the hours in the shabby Terminal One lounge. This was just one of many anti-bribery operations he had worked on. Usually they made a few headlines, then faded away,...
  • The American Confederacy Is Still Alive In A Small Brazilian City Called Americana

    05/07/2017 11:21:23 AM PDT · by blam · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-7-2017 | Melia Robinson
    When the American Confederacy lost the Civil War in May 1865, 10,000 Southerners fled the US for a small city in Brazil, where they could rebuild their lives and carry on their traditions. Now, 150 years later, their story has been seemingly erased from the history books. But deep in the heart of Brazil, descendants of these confederate expats gather annually to celebrate their controversial history and maintain their traditions and culture. In 2015, Vice's Mimi Dwyer attended the festival and revealed what life is like in the city called Americana. Each year, the small Brazilian city of Americana throws...
  • Brazilian Submarines Equipped with New Torpedoes

    05/04/2017 6:53:37 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Diálogo ^ | 05/03/2017 | Andréa Barretto
    The Brazilian Navy (MB, per its Portuguese acronym) is planning an exercise to test its MK-48 torpedoes, a new weapon being installed in the national fleet’s five submarines. This training is meant to let service members in the Submarine Force Command observe the system in operation, and the torpedo in use. “The last launch was successfully done in October 2016, from the Tupi (S-30) submarine. It was done in the final phase of certification testing for the combat system. That exercise took place in the vicinity of Rio de Janeiro,” stated Rear Admiral Oscar Moreira da Silva Filho, commander of...
  • VIDEO: Protesters Run Over By Speeding Car

    05/03/2017 6:30:39 AM PDT · by null and void · 38 replies
    DCStatesman ^ | 5/3/17 (?) | No Atributon
    A new video has come to light showing a ghastly incident where protesters were run over by an angry driver. It is hard to watch but it shows how desperate some people are getting. And perhaps a lesson that you should not protest on a highway. The driver is seen slowly pulling forward when the crowd swarms the car and refuses to let him go by. Then the driver backs up and floors it. It is unclear where the video took place. It looks like it may have been in Brazil. You are seeing these types of incidents all over...
  • Welcoming the Caliphate to Brazil

    04/21/2017 7:47:10 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 21 Apr, 2017 | Baron Bodissey and José Atento
    The following article about Brazil’s new open-borders law was published last night at Vlad Tepes. New immigration law opens Brazil’s borders to drug trafficking and the Islamic Caliphate. This article deals with the situation of the Islamization of Brazil in light of the new Law of Immigration, approved by the country’s Senate and sent for presidential signing. It highlights steps that have been taken to increase the nonexistent Islamic presence in Brazil into become an influential power. To understand the situation one needs to understand the deterioration of the political landscape of the country, which is briefly discussed in the...