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  • Israeli air strike destroys Hamas TV building in Gaza: AFP

    11/12/2018 1:28:20 PM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | November 12, 2018 | Staff
    An Israeli air strike destroyed Hamas's Al-Aqsa TV building in the Gaza Strip on Monday after a series of warning shots, AFP journalists reported, drawing threats of a harsh response from Palestinian militants. The strike came as violence again flared between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. Hamas confirmed that the building in Gaza City was destroyed, while Islamic Jihad vowed to respond to Israel's action.
  • Put Down the Burger to Stop Climate Change, UN Argues(Serious news)

    11/12/2018 12:25:32 PM PST · by rktman · 70 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/9/2018 | B Johnson
    People need to cut back on burgers because they're contributing to climate change, the United Nations said this week. The United Nations Environment Program said research shows that Americans eat about three burgers a week, and if one of those was swapped for "a plant-based alternative burger for one year, it would be like taking the greenhouse gases from 12 million cars off the road for a year." The World Economic Forum blames the beef and dairy industries for churning out more greenhouse gas emissions than oil companies or some countries like Germany. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association argued that...
  • In North Korea, Missile Bases Suggest a Great Deception

    11/12/2018 9:55:02 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 12, 2018 | David E. Sanger and William J. Broad
    WASHINGTON — North Korea is moving ahead with its ballistic missile program at 16 hidden bases that have been identified in new commercial satellite images, a network long known to American intelligence agencies but left undiscussed as President Trump claims to have neutralized the North’s nuclear threat. The satellite images suggest that the North has been engaged in a great deception: It has offered to dismantle a major launching site — a step it began, then halted — while continuing to make improvements at more than a dozen others that would bolster launches of conventional and nuclear warheads. The existence...
  • UNDERCOVER: NGOs teaching migrants to lie

    11/12/2018 9:52:00 AM PST · by snarkpup · 15 replies
    Lauren Southern (YouTube channel) ^ | Nov 12, 2018 | Lauren Southern & George Llewelyn-John
    Preview of early material from upcoming documentary Borderless.
  • UN nuclear watchdog says Iran abiding with 2015 deal limits [IAEA lies again]

    11/12/2018 9:38:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2018 | Kiyoko Metzler
    The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog said Monday that Iran is abiding by the deal reached in 2015 with major powers that aimed at preventing Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives. In a confidential quarterly report distributed to member states and reviewed by The Associated Press, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran has been abiding with key limitations set in the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. The issue has grown more complicated since the U.S. withdrew unilaterally in May from the deal and then re-imposed sanctions. Iran’s economy has been struggling ever since and...
  • Don't Be So Quick To Blame Trump's No-Show At WWI Ceremony On The President Himself

    11/12/2018 8:50:00 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 11 replies
    The War Zone ^ | 10 November 2018 | Tyler Rogoway
    President Trump is taking a serious shellacking in the media and on social media for the cancellation of a planned trip to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I. The site is located roughly 55 miles outside of Paris. The optics of missing such an important event are undeniably bad and they play into other narratives about the President that are unflattering, but these types of decisions are not usually up to the President. The Secret Service and the White House Military Office who arrange presidential airlift with HMX-1 are the...
  • Armistice Day: White House defends Trump WW1 no-show

    11/12/2018 8:14:04 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 12th 2018 | BBC News
    The White House has defended US President Donald Trump's decision to miss a memorial event on Saturday after he faced a backlash. Mr Trump, who was in France to mark the centenary of World War One's end, cancelled a visit to a US military cemetery because it was raining. Bad weather and "near-zero visibility" grounded the presidential helicopter, White House officials said. French, German and Canadian leaders attended memorial events on Saturday. However, Mr Trump was reluctant to bring extra disruption to Paris traffic for a last-minute motorcade, his officials said. "President Trump did not want to cause that kind...
  • Trump largely alone as world leaders take aim at nationalism

    11/12/2018 7:55:26 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 51 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | November 12, 2018 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and JILL COLVIN
    PARIS (AP) - For President Donald Trump in Paris, America First meant largely America alone. At a weekend commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the president who proudly declares himself a "nationalist" stood apart, even on a continent where his brand of populism is on the rise. He began his visit with a tweet slamming the French president's call for a European defense force, arrived at events alone and spent much of his trip out of sight in the American ambassadors' residence in central Paris. On Sunday, he listened as he was lectured on...
  • Training kids to kill at Ukrainian nationalist camp

    11/12/2018 7:47:14 AM PST · by Mariner · 31 replies
    AP ^ | November 12th, 2018 | By YURAS KARMANAU
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The campers, some clad in combat fatigues, carefully aim their assault rifles. Their instructor offers advice: Don’t think of your target as a human being. So when these boys and girls shoot, they will shoot to kill. Most are in their teens, but some are as young as 8 years old. They are at a summer camp created by one of Ukraine’s radical nationalist groups, hidden in a forest in the west of the country, that was visited by The Associated Press. The camp has two purposes: to train children to defend their country from Russians...
  • Gorka: I'm outraged by Macron's comments on nationalism (VIDEO)

    11/12/2018 7:21:12 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11 NOV 2018 | Sebastian Gorka
    Nov. 11, 2018 - 4:07 - Insight from Fox News national security strategist and former deputy assistant to President Trump.
  • TRUMP Stares Down King of Morocco for Sleeping During WWI Commemoration Ceremonies (Video)

    11/12/2018 7:14:16 AM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 12, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    The 100 year anniversary of Armistice Day was celebrated this weekend in France. Several world leaders attended the event including President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. During Emmanuel Macron’s speech the King of Morocco fell asleep during Emmanuel Macron’s speech. President Trump stared him down.
  • EU President: Trump Not ‘Tuned in’ to ‘Strong, United’ Europe, Claims Nationalism a ‘Threat’

    11/12/2018 7:12:28 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Nov 2018 | Victoria Friedman
    European Council President Donald Tusk has said that the United States is not interested in a “strong, united” Europe and called nationalism a “fundamental threat” to the European Union. The former Prime Minister of Poland turned top Eurocrat made the comments at a speech in his home country on Saturday, the day before Poland celebrated the 100th anniversary of its rebirth as an independent state, with Poles taking part in a march through Warsaw on Sunday condemned by the mainstream media as “far-right” nationalism. “For the first time in history we have an American administration which, to put it delicately,...
  • Trump Signs Executive Proclamation: No Asylum for Illegal Entry

    11/12/2018 6:02:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Sara Carter ^ | 11/12/18
    President Trump on Friday morning signed a proclamation that would deny any asylum claims made by immigrants who entered the country illegally, in response to increased illegal entry along the U.S.-Mexico border.  Under this directive, claims for asylum may only be made at ports of entry to the United States.  The White House released a full explanation and details of the order on Twitter.Trump told reporters on Friday, “people can come in, but they have to come in through the ports of entry, and that, to me, is a very important thing,” In response to the migrant caravan making their...
  • Canada’s Trudeau Hijacks Armistice Centenary to Make Thinly Veiled Attack on Trump

    11/12/2018 5:54:37 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/12/2018 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used the Great War Armistice centenary Sunday to lash out at populism and nations that do not conform to narrow ideas of globalism, making a series of apparently thinly veiled attacks on U.S. President Donald Trump.
  • Pete Hegseth UNLOADS on French Leader Macron: “We Saved Your A** and Then You’re Going to...

    11/12/2018 5:31:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/11/18 | Jim Hoft
    After private talks with President Donald Trump French President Emmanuel Macron warned the global community of the dangers of nationalism in a speech aimed directly at the rising tide of populism in the United States and Europe.President Trump is in France this weekend to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of World War I, the great war.Over 100,000 Americans lost their lives in Europe during World War I.Following his remarks FOX News host UNLOADED on the French president: Pete Hegseth: It’s typical European arrogance. It really is. So we saved your ass. And then you’re going to preach to us? No...
  • Pinkerton: Learning the Right Lesson of World War I on Its 100th Anniversary

    11/12/2018 12:25:56 AM PST · by familyop · 13 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 11, 2018 | James P. Pinkerton
    The standard view of World War I is that it is a testament to the futility of war. Yet maybe the better way to think of the war, which lasted from 1914 to 1918—including American participation in 1917-1918—is that if war comes, it’s better to win than to lose. [...] Most of the chronicling of that war is heavy on mournfulness, along with the implication that war solves nothing. Hence we see headlines such as “The Tragic Futility of World War I” and “The Most Unnecessary War in History.” Still, we are left to wonder: If the war was “futile”...
  • Migrant caravan heads to central Mexican city of Irapuato

    11/11/2018 10:02:44 PM PST · by BeauBo · 7 replies
    Daily Magazine ^ | 11 November 2018 | MARCO UGARTE and YESICA FISCH
    Local Mexican officials were once again Sunday helping thousands of Central American migrants find rides on the next leg of their journey toward the U.S. border... The government of Queretaro said via Twitter that 6,531 migrants had moved through the state between Friday and Saturday... after staying in three shelters it had prepared... raising the possibility that other migrants have caught up to the main caravan. The migrants appear to be on a path to Tijuana across the border from San Diego, which is still some 1,600 miles (2,575 kilometers) away.
  • Matric cheating scandal as Gauteng principal gives pupils exam answers

    11/11/2018 9:11:05 PM PST · by massmike · 12 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...
  • By The Way, The Koreas Just Dismantled 22 Guard Posts On The DMZ

    11/11/2018 6:43:45 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | November ,11,2018 | Maz Shaw
    The North and South Korean militaries completed withdrawing troops and firearms from 22 front-line guard posts on Saturday as they continue to implement a wide-ranging agreement reached in September to reduce tensions across the world’s most fortified border, a South Korean Defense Ministry official said. South Korea says the military agreement is an important trust-building step that would help stabilize peace and advance reconciliation between the rivals… South Korea reportedly has about 60 guard posts — bunker-like concrete structures surrounded with layers of barbed-wire fences and manned by soldiers equipped with machine guns — stretched across the ironically named Demilitarized...
  • Mexican officials help caravan migrants find rides to U.S. border

    11/11/2018 1:42:30 PM PST · by kevcol · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2018 | Marco Ugarte and Christopher Sherman
    Local Mexican officials were once again Sunday helping thousands of Central American migrants find rides for the next leg of their journey toward the U.S. border. At a toll plaza to the west of the central Mexico city of Queretaro, where the group spent Saturday night, police helped find trucks to take migrants and prevented them from trying to stop drivers themselves. . . A day earlier a similar scene played out as the migrant caravan exited Mexico City. Dedicated metro trains moved them across the capital before dawn and at a toll plaza north of the city they formed...