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  • NYT, ABC, Washington Post ALL Delete Stories About a Child Porn Bust in Norway (vanity)

    12/11/2016 12:23:36 AM PST · by TigerClaws
    Link sets the context: It is to the actual story that's been, for some reason, deleted from Washington Post, New York Times, and ABC. They ran the story originally, then have since deleted it. On the day of the arrests (Nov. 20), Norway also announced it would no longer fund the Clinton Foundation. Related? ***Archive of the Deleted Stories Below*** Washington Post archive link isn't working so here's a pic https://i.sli.mg/fc5o2m.png ABCNews http://web.archive.org/web/20161120230530/http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/norwegian-police-arrest-20-men-pedophile-network-probe-43670565 NYTimes http://archive.is/uq4oF
  • Italy's prime minister just heavily insinuated he doesn’t want Trump to be president

    10/18/2016 10:14:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Week ^ | October 18, 2016 | Becca Stanek
    Donald Trump got a shout-out of sorts from Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi during the Italian leader's visit to the White House on Tuesday. At an arrival ceremony on the White House's South Lawn alongside President Obama, Renzi took an indirect jab at the Republican presidential nominee, saying he hoped America's next president would be as inclusive and tolerant as Obama has been. "My personal opinion is that the name of future has to be freedom. The name of the future has to be education not intolerance, sustainability not distraction, trust not hate, bridge[s] not walls," Renzi said. Renzi followed...
  • Saudi Citizen Decapitates Brother in Horrifying Murder

    11/05/2016 3:00:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Saturday, 5 November 2016
    A Saudi citizen in his thirties has decapitated his 17-year-old brother in Jeddah using a cleaver in what residents are calling one of the most horrifying murders in recent years. Spokesperson of the Makkah police department Col. Dr. Aati al-Qurshi confirmed that police in Jeddah are currently investigating the murder that took place in the early hours of Saturday. Qurshi also confirmed that the offender, who has not been named by authorities yet, has a drug-related criminal history and is said to be mentally unstable. The offender is currently in custody police custody pending further investigations into the cas
  • Donald Trump’s rhetoric could pose a danger to people and the planet

    12/08/2016 8:08:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Millersville Snapper ^ | December 8, 2016 | Lexie Corner
    Donald Trump is our president for the next four years. As much as it pains me to accept that fact, it is the current reality for our profoundly divided nation. We have elected a man who has degraded women for decades, has sparked an inferno of unabashed racism, and has called climate change a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. As a woman, I’m frightened. As an environmentalist, I’m petrified. Not only am I concerned for my fellow women and people of color, but I’m anxious for our planet as a whole. As a Woman Trump is a misogynist. This is...
  • Fran Lebowitz On Donald Trump, Protests and Moving to Canada

    12/08/2016 3:09:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Paper Magazine ^ | December 8, 2016 | Abby Schreiber
    Truthfully, I know this is not the party line -- certainly not the line coming from Obama, because it's his job to act calm -- but I'm not a politician, and to me, what this feels like is if the South had won the Civil War. It took them 150 years, but they finally won. That's what this is. I don't care what people say. Yes, they lost their jobs and it's horrible. I wasn't alone in feeling this, but I would say [on the left] I was unusually sympathetic to these people. I was against NAFTA. They have absolutely...
  • What it’s like protesting Trump’s victory abroad (Unintentionally funny)

    12/07/2016 11:44:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Stanford Grind ^ | December 7, 2016 | Phoebe Oathout
    On Nov. 9, 2016 at 11:41 P.M. Stanford time, the Associated Press declared Donald Trump the winner of the presidential election. On campus, it was just over 45 degrees Fahrenheit, an unusually warm temperature for the time of year. Inside dorms, tears flowed, students continued checking Twitter and PHEs told their freshmen that their doors would be open all night. I know this not because I was on campus, but because I watched it unfold later on Snapchat. In fact, at the same moment, it was 8:41 a.m. in Berlin, and I was comfortably asleep in my bed. Like over...
  • Senate Leaders Offer Trump A Solution With New Deportation Deferral Plan For Dreamers [AMNESTY?]

    12/10/2016 9:45:43 PM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 9, 2016 | Lisa Mascaro.
    <p>Lisa Mascaro.</p> <p>President-elect Donald Trump promised this week to "work something out" for the Dreamers, and on Friday, two senators served up a possible solution.</p> <p>Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will introduce legislation Friday to give young immigrants three years of protection from deportation under a new program allowing them to work, go to school or the military, and remain in the U.S. if they are otherwise lawful.</p>
  • Iran Frees Criminals If They Volunteer in Syria

    12/10/2016 10:49:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Saturday, 10 December 2016
    Iranian authorities are pardoning some of their most notorious criminals from its prisons as long as they agree to volunteer to fight in Syria, a local media outlet has reported. Al-Hissar News, a local human right news website focused on Iranian prisoners, revealed how Tehran coaxes Iranian and Afghan prisoners with promises of amnesty if they returned intact from the war. According to the source, prisons authority confirmed that the volunteered prisoners would be considered “martyrs”, in addition to benefits and perks to be rewarded to their families if they are killed while fighting on the frontlines. Thousands of Iranian...
  • 29 dead and 166 wounded in twin bomb attack near Istanbul stadium

    12/10/2016 9:08:42 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 14 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | December 10, 2016
    A car bomb followed by a suicide bombing left 29 people dead and 166 wounded Saturday night outside a soccer stadium in central Istanbul. Authorities said that a car bomb detonated by remote control was followed 45 seconds later by a suicide bomber. All but two of those killed were police officers, authorities said.
  • Brussels 'to fast-track offer' for British nationals in France to remain EU citizens

    12/10/2016 5:21:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 9 December 2016 16:52 CET+01:00
    The European Union’s Brexit negotiators will offer British people a chance to individually remain part of the EU, according to media reports in Britain. There was potentially some good news on Friday for all those Brits who were unhappy about the EU referendum result. The Independent newspaper claimed on Friday that Guy Verhofstadt, the man put in charge of Brexit negotiations by the European parliament, will fast-track a proposal that would allow Brits to opt-in and maintain their EU citizenship. It had already been revealed that the EU was considering a plan to allow Brits to stay as EU citizens...
  • Trump Fires Back at CIA Efforts to Undermine His Presidency

    12/10/2016 8:29:05 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 28 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec. 9, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    In a statement released Friday night, President-Elect Donald Trump blasted the CIA over a leaked report that claimed, without evidence of direct involvement, that Russia interfered in the recent presidential election to help elect Trump over rival Hillary Clinton. The leaked CIA report was first reported by the Washington Post Friday evening. Earlier Friday it was reported President Obama had ordered a “full review” due by the end of his presidency on allegations of Russia’s hacking to influence the election.
  • Exxon CEO is now Trump's secretary of state favorite - transition official

    12/10/2016 7:26:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/10/2016 | Steve Holland
    Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state, a senior transition official said. Trump met Tillerson on Tuesday and may talk to him again over the weekend, the official said. Trump appears to be in the final days of deliberations over his top diplomat with an announcement possible next week. Tillerson's favored status was revealed as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for secretary of state. The transition official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Tillerson, 64, had moved ahead in...
  • CIA Reportedly Concludes Russian Interference Aimed To Elect Trump

    12/10/2016 7:23:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/10/2016 | Emma Bowman
    U.S. intelligence officials have determined that Russia interfered with the 2016 election, specifically to help Donald Trump win the presidency, The Washington Post first reported on Friday. In addition to hacking into Democratic organizations, Russians hacked the Republican National Committee's computer systems, according to the Post — but they did not release any information that might have been retrieved from Republican networks. "Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, according to U.S. officials," the Post reports....
  • Terror suspect with loaded AK-47 and ISIS flag is arrested in Rotterdam.

    12/10/2016 7:17:16 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 15 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | December 9, 2016 | Julian Robinson
    Terror suspect with loaded AK-47 and ISIS flag is arrested in Rotterdam. Police found Kalashnikov with two full magazines in 30-year-old's apartment. They also found an ISIS flag and four boxes of highly explosive illegal fireworks. Dutch prosecutors say the suspect was planning to carry out a terrorist atrocity A terror suspect with a loaded AK-47 and ISIS flag has been arrested in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, it has emerged. Police found the Kalashnikov with two full magazines when they swooped on the 30-year-old's apartment in the port city. Prosecutors say he was planning a terrorist attack and also...
  • Vietnam Begins Its Own Island-Building Project in the South China Sea

    12/10/2016 7:12:44 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec 9, 2016 | Frances Martel
    With main objector Philippines placated, Vietnam is taking the mantle of opposition to China’s colonization of the South China Sea, with a new report indicating that it has begun dredging land in the Spratly Island chain. Reuters reports that satellite images reveal a new dredging project in the Vietnamese Spratly Islands, apparently intended to convert Ladd Reef from a shifting tidal land mass to a sturdy island onto which Hanoi can build military and civilian assets. The reef is already home to a lighthouse, Reuters notes, but it “is completely submerged at high tide.” The dredging project appears designed to...
  • Venezuela orders stores to get into the Christmas spirit (price controls)

    12/10/2016 6:55:16 AM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    Yahoo (a fake news site) ^ | 12-9-16 | Carola SOLÉ
    Seeking to spread some cheer, President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government has set aside its distaste for consumerism and sent a small army of bureaucrats and soldiers to force more than 200 retail stores in Caracas to hold Christmas sales. "Our worker-president has ordered us to guarantee fair prices for the people, and we are complying. These economic hitmen can't take away our merry Christmas," said William Contreras, head of the National Superintendency for the Defense of Socioeconomic Rights, known by the acronym Sundde. The government accuses the owners of the targeted stores of jacking up prices by 300 to 500...
  • China says opposed to unilateral sanctions on North Korea

    12/10/2016 6:51:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 10, 2016 5:13 AM EST
    China remains opposed to unilateral sanctions against North Korea taken without the approval of the U.N. Security Council, the country’s chief negotiator on the North’s nuclear program was quoted Saturday as saying. Wu Dawei also told his South Korean counterpart in talks Friday that China is “adamantly opposed” to the South’s deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system that China says poses a threat to its own security, China’s foreign ministry said in a statement. […] China demands that South Korea “give weight to China’s concerns” about the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, missile system, which is intended...
  • WSJ Mattis interview: Why Students Should Join ROTC (short video)

    12/10/2016 5:55:39 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/14/2015 | WSJ video
    Short (2:30) video of WSJ interview with General Mattis on why young people should join the military
  • Netanyahu to Remain in Office Despite Obama-Linked Efforts ( interfering in Israel Elections )

    12/10/2016 5:52:49 AM PST · by rface · 6 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | March 18, 2015 | Aaron Kliegman
    (( In the way of the growing meme regarding the Fake News about the US elections that Trump won the White House, I wish to go back a short time to some Real News about when the Obama team actively interfered in the elections in Israel to prevent Netenyahu from being re-elected. Obama Failed. )) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party won a surprising victory in yesterday’s elections over the Zionist Union headed by Isaac Herzog, despite the efforts of an anti-Netanyahu campaign linked to President Obama. ·evidence has indicated that Obama-linked personnel directly participated in campaigning against Netanyahu....
  • US adds 200 military personnel to Syria anti-IS campaign-Carter

    12/10/2016 12:13:54 AM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 12/10/16 | reuters
    MANAMA, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The United States is sending 200 additional military personnel to Syria to help the campaign to drive the Islamic State militant group from Raqqa, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday. Speaking in Bahrain at the Manama Dialogue conference on Middle East secu
  • Geert Wilders, Dutch Far-Right Leader, Is Convicted of Inciting Discrimination

    12/09/2016 9:54:10 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 39 replies
    The New York Slime ^ | December 9, 2016 | NINA SIEGAL
    Geert Wilders, the far-right politician who is seen as a likely contender to become prime minister when Dutch voters go to the polls next year, was convicted on Friday of inciting discrimination and of insulting a group for saying that the Netherlands would be safer with fewer Moroccans....The effect of the verdict on Mr. Wilders and on his party’s chances when the Dutch elections are held in March is unclear, but the trial seems to have improved his party’s standing, rather than diminishing it, among voters.If the Party for Freedom wins the most seats in the elections, Mr. Wilders could...
  • Russia Hacked Republican Committee but Kept Data, U.S. Concludes

    12/09/2016 9:51:56 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 85 replies
    NYT ^ | DEC. 9, 2016 | DAVID E. SANGER and SCOTT SHANE
    Russia Hacked Republican Committee but Kept Data, U.S. Concludes DAVID E. SANGER and SCOTT SHANE DEC. 9, 2016 WASHINGTON — American intelligence agencies have concluded with “high confidence” that Russia acted covertly in the latter stages of the presidential campaign to harm Hillary Clinton’s chances and promote Donald J. Trump, according to senior administration officials. They based that conclusion, in part, on another finding — which they say was also reached with high confidence — that the Russians hacked the Republican National Committee’s computer systems in addition to their attacks on Democratic organizations, but did not release whatever information they...
  • Dr Caroline Johnson Holds Seat for Tories as Labour Heads Towards 'Electoral Disaster'

    12/09/2016 9:49:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 9 DECEMBER 2016 | Laura Hughes, Ashley Kirk
    Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election: Dr Caroline Johnson holds seat for Tories as Labour heads towards 'electoral disaster'A senior Labour MP has warned his party is heading for "electoral disaster" after the Conservatives stormed to victory in the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election. Ukip emerged as the runner-up to the Tory candidate Caroline Johnson, who will be the new MP after winning a landslide 17,570 votes. Ukip's Victoria Ayling secured just 4,426. Labour fell from second place at the 2015 general election to fourth with only 3,300 votes, behind the Liberal Democrats who pulled in 3,600.
  • Aboard Charles de Gaulle, French and US sailors toast ‘l’interopérabilité’

    12/09/2016 8:50:04 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | December 9, 2016 | Chris Church
    ABOARD THE CHARLES DE GAULLE — U.S. Navy Lt. Osbaldo walked through the catapult spaces beneath the flight deck, shaking hands with every present member of his French crew, a morning routine he’s grown accustomed to since attaching to the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. Today, he’s ensuring his catapult and arresting gear systems are in perfect operational condition for the launch and landing of aircraft supporting the U.S-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Elsewhere on the ship, four other Americans are also adapting to the customs and courtesies of serving on a French...
  • Donald Trump and the Canary in the LGBT Coal Mine

    12/09/2016 6:47:52 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | December 9, 2016 | AUSTIN RUSE
    As Donald Trump begins to staff his administration, his appointees should understand how deeply the ideologically-driven LGBTs have burrowed into permanent jobs in the permanent bureaucracy and how dangerous they are.The new political appointees should also understand how this group and their allies have driven those who may disagree with their agenda either underground or from the federal bureaucracy altogether, and some even to jail.And they should understand that this group is entrenched and determined not to give an inch in the territory they have gained under the incredibly radical Obama administration.The LGBT cadres had already made great strides...
  • Navy Won’t Remove ‘Midshipman’ Title Because It’s Enshrined In The Law As A Rank

    12/09/2016 6:28:54 PM PST · by kevcol · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 9, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    The goal of the job title review Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus initiated back in January is to make women feel more included now that they have access to all combat roles, but the reason midshipman will remain in its current state is because the name is a rank stipulated by the law, Capital Gazette reports. . . . In late September, the Navy announced that it was ditching historic job titles and revamping the entire system, in effect removing an element that made the Navy unique from other services in the military. . . . Sailors have reacted...
  • Mitt Romney and Trump are on the same page

    12/09/2016 5:10:14 PM PST · by bobk3 · 43 replies
    Mitt Romney
    Various foreign policy quotes from Mitt Romney. Russia is our adversary but not our enemy Q: During the campaign, you took a lot of heat from Obama for saying that Russia was our greatest geopolitical foe. I'm sure you're tempted to say "I told you so"?ROMNEY: Well, there's no question, but that the President's naivete with regards to Russia's intentions & objectives has led to a number of foreign policy challenges that we face. We need to understand that Russia has very different interests than ours, this is not fantasy land, this is reality, where they are a geopolitical adversary....
  • South Korea 'Shaman Gate': President's State Policy Decided by Cult

    12/09/2016 3:35:11 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 7 replies
    The unprecedented political scandal threatening to unseat South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye is gathering pace. It has emerged than Park Geun-hye was influenced by a group of close friends with no political experience. In fact these friends were a mix of fortune-tellers and cult members, and were not simply consulting Park Geun-hye, but in many cases were literally dictating key political decisions. They also had access to secret government documents. Choi Soon-sil even made drafts of presidential speeches. Sputnik Japan asked Georgy Toloraya, an expert on Korea, how it was possible for a cult to dictate presidential policy in this...
  • Egyptian Women Resist Harassment With Short Dresses

    12/09/2016 3:08:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 9 December 2016 | Ashraf AbdelHamid
    A group of Egyptian women have resorted to a new and original way to fight sexual harassment during a march in the capital, Cairo - wearing short dresses. As onlookers watched on in silent amazement, the women waved signs carrying the message: "we are wearing the dresses of the past, we want the streets of the past”. The message was referring to the sixties and seventies when women’s skirts and dresses were fashionably much shorter, but they received less unwelcomed attention. Dr Riham Atef, the organizer of the march, told Al Arabiya.Net: “The concept behind this march is inspired by...
  • 600 'Underage' Migrants Turn Out to be Adults. (3/4 are liars-caught by medical test)

    12/09/2016 2:49:00 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 33 replies
    News chicken.com ^ | December 9, 2016 | NOT by brian williams
    The Danish government has revealed that of the suspected 800 “underage” asylum seekers they believed to be lying about their age, 600 of them were adults according to medical tests. The Danish Immigration Service (Udlændingestyrelsen – DIS) has suspected hundreds of “underage” migrants over the past year have been lying about their age in order to get preferential treatment and other benefits from the Danish government. The DIS was granted the ability to use medical tests to assert the real age of those suspected of lying and have said that at least 600, or three quarters of the migrants, were...
  • Foes of Russia Say Child Pornography Is Planted to Ruin Them

    12/09/2016 1:23:08 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 38 replies
    The New York Slimes (Old Grey Whore Fake News) ^ | December 9, 2016 | ANDREW (Honest, it ain't Fake) HIGGINS
    His indomitable will steeled by a dozen years in the Soviet gulag, decades of sparring with the K.G.B. and a bout of near fatal heart disease, Vladimir K. Bukovsky, a tireless opponent of Soviet leaders and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, is not a man easily put off his stride. But he got knocked sideways when British police officers banged on the front door of his home on a sedate suburban street here early one morning while he lay sick in bed and informed him that they had “received information about forbidden images” in his possession....The images sought by...
  • Greenland Had No Ice For 280,000 Years 1.1 Million Years Ago, And Could Go That Way Again

    12/09/2016 12:32:12 PM PST · by Lorianne · 63 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 08 December 2016 | Himanshu Goenka
    The fact that over 80 percent of a landmass, more than a fifth the size of the United States, is covered in ice and is still called Greenland has been a source of frequent puzzlement for many, who wonder at the misnomer. And while there is evidence that the world’s largest island (smaller than Australia, which counts as a continent) was greener in the past than it is now, a new study shows Greenland could have been completely ice-free 1.1 million years ago. In the Pleistocene epoch, which lasted from approximately 2.59 million years ago to 11,700 years ago, there...
  • Dutch to stop subsidizing renewables in long-term climate strategy

    12/09/2016 12:26:08 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07 December 2016
    The Netherlands will gradually phase out subsidizes for renewable energy and shift its climate change strategy to areas such as energy saving and carbon capture, the government said on Wednesday. A week ago, the Netherlands announced a 33 percent increase in subsidies for solar, wind, geothermal and other projects to 12 billion euros ($12.9 billion) in 2017, from 9 billion euros in 2016, as it struggles to reach 2020 targets. But the "Energy Agenda" published by the Economic Affairs ministry on Wednesday - setting out how greenhouse gas emissions can be cut to 80-95 percent of 1990 levels by 2050...
  • WORLD ECONOMIES IN TROUBLE: Middle East Oil Exports Lower Than 40 Years Ago

    12/09/2016 12:24:30 PM PST · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    SRSrocco Report ^ | 06 December 2016
    Yes, it’s true. Middle East net oil exports are less than they were 40 years ago. How could this be? Just yesterday, Zerohedge released a news story stating that OPEC oil production reached a new record high of 34.19 million barrels per day. To the typical working-class stiff, driving a huge four-wheel drive truck pulling a RV and a trailer behind it with three ATV’s on it, this sounds like great news. Unfortunately for the Middle East, this isn’t something to celebrate. Why? Well, let’s just say, there’s more to the story than record oil production. While the Middle East...
  • Italy says thousands of Nigerian women who arrive as migrants are forced to work as prostitutes

    12/09/2016 12:20:22 PM PST · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08 December 2016 | Tom Kington
    steep rise in the number of Nigerian prostitutes working in Italy is being linked to the arrival in the country of well-organized Nigerian mafias, which are using violence and religious rites to terrify trafficked women into submission, police say. Police say their operations this year have revealed the presence in Italy of a host of Nigerian gangs with names such as the Black Axe, the Vikings, the Buccaneers, the Eiye and the Maphites. The gangs have arrived in Italy as the number of Nigerian women sailing to the country from Libya has risen from 1,454 in 2014 to 10,624 between...
  • Human Rights Group: Russian Authorities Don't Want to Accept Syrian Refugees

    12/09/2016 12:16:03 PM PST · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | 07 December 2016
    Russian human rights organization Civil Assistance says that the Russian authorities are unwilling to grant asylum to Syrian refugees and have a distorted view of the situation in the Middle Eastern country. A new report from the organization, "Syrian Refugees in Russia," paints a bleak picture of the plight of these refugees in Russia. From 2011 to 2015, 2,011 Syrian citizens have requested permanent asylum in Russia, but only one received it, Civil Assistance wrote. Syrians requesting temporary asylum have been more successful – out of 4,442 applicants, 3,306 received asylum. However, temporary asylum status in Russia only lasts for...
  • In France, Presidential Candidate Le Pen Opposes Public Education for Illegal Immigrant Kids

    12/09/2016 11:48:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/09/2016 | Michael Walsh
    With the wind in her sails, "far right" French presidential candidate Marine le Pen called for ending free education to illegal alien children whose parents have violated French law by arriving and staying in France. "I've got nothing against foreigners but I say to them: if you come to our country, don't expect that you will be taken care of, treated (by the health system) and that your children will be educated for free," Le Pen said. "That's finished now, it's the end of playtime," she told a conference in Paris in comments that provoked a storm of condemnation...
  • In Defense of Christendom: Having ignored its inheritance, Europe wonders why (trc)

    12/09/2016 11:24:45 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 29 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 25, 2015 (last year) | Bret Stephens
    ... Europe wonders why its house is falling apart. The death of Europe is in sight. Still hazy and not yet inevitable... Europe is reaching its end not because of its sclerotic economy, or stagnant demography, or dysfunctions of the superstate. Nor is the real cause the massive influx of ... migrants. Those desperate people are just the latest stiff breeze against the timber of a desiccated civilization. Europe is dying because it has become morally incompetent.... it stands for shallow things, shallowly. Europeans believe in human rights, tolerance, openness, peace, progress, the environment, pleasure. These beliefs are all very...
  • Liberal church Houses Muslim Refugees Horrified by What they Find in Pews !!!

    12/09/2016 10:06:08 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 92 replies
    News chicken.com ^ | December 9, 2016
    A leftist Christian church decided to show their community that they must open borders by taking in Muslim refugees and letting them live in the church building. However, as soon as they opened their doors, they were forced to call the police when they discovered the sickening thing asylum seekers left for them in the church pews. The West is trapped in a vicious circle of embracing migrants, being abused by said migrants, and blaming the victims for provoking their wrath. The same tolerance and acceptance is not only never returned, but the gracious hosts find that their hospitality is...
  • Obama orders review of Russian election-related hacking

    12/09/2016 9:43:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 12:13 PM ET, Fri December 9, 2016 | Tal Kopan, Kevin Liptak and Jim Sciutto
    President Barack Obama has ordered a full review into hacking by the Russians designed to influence the 2016 election, White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser Lisa Monaco said Friday. “The President has directed the Intelligence Community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election process. It is to capture lessons learned from that and to report to a range of stakeholders,” she said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast with reporters. “This is consistent with the work that we did over the summer to engage Congress on the threats that we were seeing.” Monaco said...
  • U.N. Warns of Summary Killings in Aleppo, Syria

    12/09/2016 9:42:10 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 7 replies
    The New York Slimes (Old Grey Whore Fake News) ^ | December 9, 2016 | Shills NICK CUMMING-BRUCE and ANNE BARNARD
    Hundreds of Syrian men escaping rebel-held areas of Aleppo to go to government-controlled parts of the city are missing, and there were reports of government reprisals, including numerous arrests and several cases of summary killings of people perceived to be opposition supporters, United Nations rights officials said on Friday. At the same time, the officials said, rebels have in some cases prevented civilians from leaving, and there are reports that some groups killed or kidnapped residents who had demanded that insurgents leave their neighborhoods. The United Nations reports largely track what residents of eastern Aleppo have told The New York...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Obama/Clinton secret operation handed Port Canaveral

    12/09/2016 9:42:09 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 11 replies
    The American Report ^ | September 22, 2016 | Mary Fanning and Alan Jones
    This is a joint project of Mary Fanning of The American Report and Alan Jones of 1776 Channel. “ Just a few months after September the 11th, when I think we all conclude that, however horrible September the 11th was, it could have been far worse had the terrorists had access to chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons. – John R. Bolton ” florida-map-port-canaveral America is facing a grave national security nightmare at Florida’s Port Canaveral. After an apparent Clinton pay-to-play operation, Barack Hussein Obama administration officials handed over control of Port Canaveral’s cargo container operations to the brother of Saddam...
  • Obama grants waiver for military support of foreign fighters in Syria

    12/09/2016 9:01:45 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 29 replies
    R T News ^ | 12-9-2015 | Staff
    US President Barack Obama has ordered a waiver for restrictions on military aid for foreign forces and others in Syria, deeming it “essential to the national security interests” of the US to allow exceptions from provisions in the Arms Export Control Act.
  • On Trial, Geert Wilders Fights His Freedom of Speech Being Portrayed As “Hate Speech”

    12/09/2016 8:15:10 AM PST · by Non-Compliant_Deplorable · 9 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | 12/9/2016 | Pamela Williams
    "It seems citizens of the world are facing a government onslaught of attacks on freedom of speech. Right now in the United States many are fearing the threat to our freedom of speech on the Internet. Many Alternative Media websites are being mocked as “fake news”. In Amsterdam populist anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders is being accused of “hate speech”. Speaking at the end of his trial he branded it as a politically motivated “charade” that endangered freedom of speech."
  • Donald Trump's choice of generals for top posts 'extremely unusual' (More FAKE news)

    12/09/2016 7:13:56 AM PST · by jerod · 17 replies
    CBC News website ^ | Dec 09, 2016 5:00 AM ET | By Matt Kwong
    Ex-officers may actually restrain a hawkish leader, experts say, but management styles could be complicated Hup, two, three … heck, maybe even four. The procession of former military officers nominated for top jobs in Donald Trump's administration is raising concerns over whether the appointments could defy an American constitutional tenet: civilian oversight of government. The U.S. president-elect has tapped a trio of retired generals — marine John Kelly for secretary of Homeland Security, marine James Mattis for defence, and soldier Michael Flynn for national security adviser — to fill cabinet-level positions. More could be on the way. Retired army general...
  • North Korea still struggling with nuclear missile re-entry: U.S. official

    12/09/2016 7:12:49 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 8, 2016 | Phil Stewart
    North Korea still struggling with nuclear missile re-entry: U.S. official By Phil Stewart | WASHINGTON North Korea appears able to mount a miniaturized nuclear warhead on a missile but is still struggling with missile re-entry technology necessary for longer range strikes, a senior U.S. military official said on Thursday. "I think they could mate a warhead with a delivery device. They're just not sure (about) re-entry," said the official, speaking to reporters on condition of anonymity. "They're endeavoring to overcome that." North Korea has carried out repeated nuclear and missile tests this year in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions...
  • Trump Is Wise to Surround Himself with Generals for Key National Security Positions

    12/09/2016 6:58:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/09/2016 | David French
    We’ve reached an odd point in American political discourse when a civilian president-elect can appoint three civilian former members of the military to key positions in his administration (with his cabinet appointees being confirmed by a civilian Senate) and mainstream journalists fret about whether Donald Trump is forming a “junta.” Yet that actually happened yesterday, when Politico’s Julia Ioffe tweeted: “Three generals and maybe a fourth. Can we just cut to the chase and call ourselves a junta?” The New Yorker’s Nicholas Thompson mused on Twitter: “How many generals do you need in government before you technically become a junta?”...
  • After Brouhaha Over Women in Tanks, Israeli Army Wants Women in Warships Too

    12/09/2016 5:41:49 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Dec 09, 2016 | Gili Cohen
    The Israel Defense Forces is considering opening additional combat positions to women, including possibly placing women on the Sa’ar 6 warships currently being built in Germany that are to be deployed to protect Israel’s offshore natural gas rigs in the Mediterranean. The proposed integration of women in combat positions, including the Armored Corps and the Air Force’s search and rescue unit, has sparked opposition among some Orthodox rabbis, particularly over women serving in tank units. In remarks last week on the issue, Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot said the IDF was opening more combat roles to women, but added that...
  • All aboard the warship that'll make you Sicker (Royal Navy)

    12/09/2016 5:32:03 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    The Register ^ | 9 Dec 2016 | Gareth Corfield
    The Royal Navy will receive two more River-class offshore patrol vessels – and the motto of one appears to encourage her crew to vomit everywhere. HMS Tamar and HMS Spey were ordered from BAE Systems today as the Ministry of Defence signed the contract for the two ships, with Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin pressing the official button to start cutting the first steel. Both were ordered to take up the slack in naval shipbuilding between now and the eventual start of the construction of the Type 26 frigate. The two new ships, along with the support package for...
  • Which Foreign Policy Sacred Cows will Donald Trump Slaughter Next?

    12/09/2016 5:29:31 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 22 replies
    CNN.com ^ | December 9, 2016 | Stephen Collinson
    Donald Trump shook up America. Now it's the world's turn. The President-elect's decision to flout 40 years of diplomatic convention and take a call from Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen last week suggested he may be just as disrespectful of protocol on the world stage as at home. The call produced days of speculation about how the President-elect's impulsive style will reverberate around the globe and whether it could threaten the architecture of international relations. There are many global traditions and arrangements that he could target, though each could carry a geopolitical or diplomatic price -- one reason even presidents who...