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  • Back to blackouts: SA in the dark as Eskom stumbles ( South Africa )

    12/02/2018 7:18:10 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Tech Central ^ | 30 November 2018 | Paul Burkhardt
    Eskom’s warning that the country was threatened by months of rotating blackouts became a reality in less than 24 hours. The state-owned company, which produces most of South Africa’s power, said on Wednesday that controlled blackouts could return and last throughout the year. Even more concerning is that the company expects energy availability of the system will keep declining into early next year and probably only recover to current levels in six months. By Thursday, Eskom announced it was cutting 1GW from the grid. It doubled that amount on Friday in an outage that’s scheduled to last 13 hours. For...
  • Brazil's New Top Diplomat: Climate Change is a Marxist Hoax

    11/29/2018 7:54:45 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 36 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | November 28, 2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    Brazil's New Top Diplomat: Climate Change is a Marxist Hoax By Michael W. Chapman | November 28, 2018 | 3:23 PM EST Brazil's new, incoming foreign minister, Ernesto Araujo. (YouTube) Brazil's newly appointed foreign minister, Ernesto Frago Araujo, who starts his new job in January under President Jair Bolsonaro, has stated that the climate change issue was invented by "cultural Marxists" to help push a globalist agenda that is anti-growth and anti-Christian, reported The Guardian and the Daily Mail.  The Bolsonaro administration will take over Brazil's government on January 1, 2019. Bolsonaro selected Araujo to be minister of foreign affairs on...
  • Hamas seeks assistance from the UN

    11/28/2018 10:45:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 11/29/18 06:43 | Elad Benari
    Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the political bureau of the Hamas terrorist organization, on Wednesday night wrote a letter to the United Nations General Assembly president, Maria Fernanda Spinosa, in response to the US and Israel’s efforts against Hamas in the UN. The United States has been leading a push at the United Nations to win backing from European countries for a resolution condemning Hamas. The General Assembly is expected to vote in the coming days on the proposed resolution, which will condemn rocket firings into Israel and demand that Hamas end its use of violence. […] Israel’s Ambassador to...
  • Son of Brazilian President: 'We will relocate the embassy, the question is when'

    11/28/2018 10:01:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/28/2018 | Elad Benari
    Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, met on Wednesday with US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner. Bolsonaro wrote on Twitter that Kushner is one of the White House's most important advisers and a great entrepreneur, besides being President Trump's son-in-law. According to a report in Reshet Bet, the son of the Brazilian President-elect stressed at the meeting that the Brazilian embassy in Israel would move to Jerusalem. "We do not know the date for the relocation of the Brazilian embassy to Jerusalem or when it will happen, but we have an intention to do so....
  • 'We will relocate the embassy, the question is when'

    11/27/2018 4:34:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/11/18 | Elad Benari
    Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, met on Wednesday with US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner. Bolsonaro wrote on Twitter that Kushner is one of the White House's most important advisers and a great entrepreneur...
  • Study: Giraffes Prefer to Forage with Friends

    11/27/2018 12:08:26 PM PST · by ETL · 33 replies
    While already known that giraffes display preferred choices of companion within their social group, until now it has not been clear what drives these and whether these choices are just some, or all of the time. University of Bristol researcher Zoe Muller and her colleagues from Switzerland, Kenya, Brazil and the United Kingdom aimed to explore what factors drive specific interactions in giraffes, and whether behavioral state or disturbance by humans and predators had any effect on social relationships “The dynamic nature of animal societies often hides multiple layers of complexity,” Muller said.“Our work highlights the complex and dynamic nature...
  • They've Got Beef! Vegans Storm Steakhouse to Play Recording of Cows Being Slaughtered

    11/27/2018 8:30:04 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 70 replies
    The Sun ^ | 11/27/18 | Alex Matthews
    The gang, from Direct Action Everywhere, flashed anti-meat eating signs with "It's not food, it's violence" emblazoned on them and barked out a speech at the Touro Steakhouse in Brighton. But after barging through the restaurant they were ordered to leave with jeering diners chanting “you’re not singing anymore” as they were marched out. Footage of the demonstration begins with the person filming saying: “This smells horrible, look at all the flesh.” But as a spokeswoman attempts to give a speech about the benefits of veganism, patrons can be heard mocking her with one mimicking a cow mooing while waiters...
  • Honduras and the United States: What’s Wrong With This Picture?

    10/12/2009 9:36:44 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies · 995+ views
    The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College ^ | October 12, 2009 | By Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson
    As this is being written, Manuel Zelaya, the ousted and exiled ex-president of Honduras, is holed up in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital, having been smuggled there on Sept. 21. His followers acted like the anti-capitalist protesters who haunt G-20 meetings, smashing windows, spraying graffiti, attacking police cars, and suchlike. Here is how we got to this point: Zelaya was elected president of Honduras in 2005. His administration has been plagued by charges of corruption, with the impartial group, Transparency International, ranking Honduras under Zelaya as corrupt as Ethiopia, Indonesia, and Libya. In 2008, Zelaya joined the...
  • The biggest solar parks in the world are now being built in India

    03/28/2018 4:37:01 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    The LA Times ^ | 19 March 2018 | Shashank Bengali
    Weeds poke listlessly from the flat, rocky earth as the temperature climbs to the mid-90s. On a cloudless March afternoon, the blue horizon stretches out uninterrupted, as if even birds are too weary to fly.On this unforgiving patch of southern India, millions of silver-gray panels glimmer in the sun, the start of what officials say will be the biggest solar power station in the world.When completed, the Pavagada solar park is expected to produce 2,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 700,000 households — and the latest milestone in India's transition to generating more green energy. Long regarded as a...
  • Unfixable? Several nations have tried to restore democracy after populist strongmen. It was...

    11/21/2018 6:15:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | November 16, 2018 | Joshua Kurlantzick
    FULL TITLE: Unfixable? Several nations have tried to restore democracy after populist strongmen. It was never the same. In April, aided by massive gerrymandering, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling coalition crushed opposition in Hungary’s national elections, claiming a supermajority in the parliament. The prime minister — who had used two prior terms in office to dominate media outlets, alter electoral rules so that urban areas were massively underrepresented and seize control of the top courts — moved to further consolidate his power. He is pushing Central European University, a leading academic institution backed by George Soros, whom Orban has demonized,...
  • Lightning striking the Grand Canyon ...winners of the panoramic photography awards revealed

    11/20/2018 6:28:01 PM PST · by Candor7 · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09:27 EST, 19 November 2018 | Sadie Whitelocks
    These sweeping photos certainly command attention. The stunning shots have been revealed as the winners of an international panoramic photography contest. Both professional and amateur photographers were invited to enter their best landscape shots for the Epson International Pano Awards 2018 in a bid to win more than $50,000 (£38,000) in cash. And this year's competition received 4,937 entries from 1,251 photographers in 74 countries. The overall winner of the contest was Veselin Atanasov from Bulgaria, who impressed with his shot of the sun rising over a tree-lined hill in Tuscany. We were also very taken with the shot of...
  • Mexican Journalist Reveals the Truth About the Caravan

    11/19/2018 10:42:18 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 19, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    Mexican journalist Alex Backman has released a stunning expose on the caravan from Central America. He says the migrants are robbing and stealing in Mexico. They carjack cars containing just one occupant. There are even accounts of rapes. Many of the migrants will not let people film them. If they see someone filming them through a car window, they stop the car and demand the phone. Backman suspects the reason they don’t want to be filmed is because they have criminal histories. He said the Mexican president hasn’t done anything to stop it. The Mexican government is instead providing them...
  • The Implicit Desperation of China’s “Social Credit” System

    11/18/2018 12:36:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | November 15, 2018 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Other governments are keenly interested in following China’s lead. I’ve been pondering the excellent 1964 history of the Southern Song Dynasty’s capital of Hangzhou, Daily Life in China on the Eve of the Mongol Invasion, 1250-1276 by Jacques Gernet, in light of the Chinese government’s unprecedented “Social Credit Score” system, which I addressed in Kafka’s Nightmare Emerges: China’s “Social Credit Score”. The scope of this surveillance is so broad and pervasive that it borders on science fiction: a recent Western visitor noted that train passengers hear an automated warning on certain lines, in Mandarin and English, that their compliance with...
  • John Kerry: Europe must tackle climate change or face migration chaos

    11/16/2018 8:24:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 15, 2018 | by Patrick Wintour, Diplomatic editor
    Europe faces even deeper political turmoil and the possibility of mass migration from Africa unless the world urgently addresses the threat of climate change, the former US secretary of state John Kerry said on Thursday. In the discussion with the Observer Kerry said: “We are heading for catastrophe unless we respond to some life-threatening challenges very rapidly. We have a climate-denying president that pulls us out of the the Paris climate change agreement at a time when literally every day matters. “Europe is already crushed under this transformation that is taking place due to migration. In Germany Angela Merkel is...
  • Matric cheating scandal as Gauteng principal gives pupils exam answers

    11/11/2018 9:11:05 PM PST · by massmike · 22 replies
    mybroadband.co.za ^ | 11/12/2018 | n/a
    Mpontsheng Secondary School in Gauteng is at the centre of a matric exam cheating scandal. According to a report by the City Press, the principal of the school walked into a geography matric exam and handed out answers to paper 1 to pupils. South Africa’s matric exams have come under severe scrutiny in recent years, with allegations of cheating affecting pockets of pupils and teachers. However, cheating is not a primary concern of education experts, but rather the low quality of the exams and the readiness to push pupils through. Another grave concern is the high dropout rate of pupils...
  • Brazilian President-Elect Bolsonaro is Serious about Gun Law Reform

    11/10/2018 4:17:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Brazilian President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro is showing he is not your typical politician. Bolsonaro has held his political doctrines for decades. For decades, he has been unable to have them implemented because of the power of entrenched leftists in the Brazilian government. One of those deeply held positions is the belief that trusting the people with more power is the ethical thing to do. Specifically, President-Elect Bolsonaro is willing to trust them to be capable of protecting themselves with their own firearms.The government of Brazil has taken the opposite tactic for forty years, making firearms harder and harder for Brazilians to...
  • UCT vice-chancellor praises student for work signed off with ‘one settler‚ one bullet’

    11/08/2018 5:14:33 PM PST · by massmike · 3 replies
    timeslive.co.za ^ | 11/08/2018 | Nico Gous
    University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng has congratulated a student on his honours project in which he ended his acknowledgements with the phrase‚ “ONE SETTLER‚ ONE BULLET!!” Phakeng tweeted on Tuesday evening: “Congratulations dear son on completing this paper! I would like to study it at some stage. In the meantime‚ let me be kliye [sic]: I am proud of you! Way more than you can imagine! Welldone! [sic]” Congratulations dear son on completing this paper! I would like to study it at some stage. In the meantime, let me be kliye: i am proud of you! Way...
  • Three New DNA Studies Are Shaking Up the History of Humans in the Americas

    11/08/2018 1:53:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    gizmodo ^ | George Dvorsky
    By sequencing and analyzing 15 ancient genomes found throughout the Americas—six of which were older than 10,000 years—these researchers determined that, around 8,000 years ago, the ancestors of Native Americans were still on the move, migrating away from Mesoamerica (what is today Mexico and Central America) toward both North and South America. These groups moved rapidly and unevenly, sometimes interbreeding with local populations, complicating the genetic—and historical—picture even further. The close genetic similarity observed between some of the groups studied suggests rapid migratory speed through North and South America. The Meltzer and Willerslev team, which included dozens of researchers from...
  • Bolsonaro's sons show up in Mossad and IDF t-shirts, and the media melt down(Brazil)

    11/06/2018 9:20:35 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 11/6/2018 | Monica Showlater
    It's happening. The media are melting down and going into hysterics about Brazil's election of Jair Bolsonaro, AKA "Tropical Trump," to its presidency. Here's a starter tweet from a Washington Post contributor to show the pattern: This is a photo of Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro’s two sons wearing IDF and Mossad shirts. Israel has become a symbol for authoritarianism around the world. Hear that? Israel, authoritarian, get it? What planet does this person live on? Bolsonaro is very pro-Israel, and Israelis are delighted by the support. Bolsonaro has vowed to move Brazil's embassy to Jerusalem in a bid to...
  • Palestinians slam 'provocative' Brazil plan to move embassy to Jerusalem

    11/06/2018 8:38:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 11/03/2018
    RAMALLAH (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES) (AFP) - A senior Palestinian official on Friday condemned Brazilian far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro's announcement that he would move his country's Israel embassy to Jerusalem. "These are provocative and illegal steps that will only destabilise security and stability in the region," Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization's executive committee, told AFP. The United States moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, sparking fury among Palestinians, who consider the Israeli-annexed eastern part of the city the capital of their future state. "It is very unfortunate that Brazil has joined this negative alliance...