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  • Could Russia's Cold War Super-Jet Last 100 Years?

    05/27/2016 7:33:09 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    The National Interest ^ | May 27, 2016 | Robert Farley
    Military aircraft can have notoriously short lifespans, especially during periods of technological ferment. The most elite aircraft of World War I could become obsolete in a matter of months. Things weren’t much different in World War II. And at the dawn of the jet age, entire fleets of aircraft became passé as technologies matured. The advanced fighters that fought in the skies over Korea became junk just a few years later. But a few designs stand the test of the time. The B-52 Stratofortress first flew in 1952, yet remains in service today. New C-130s continue to roll off the...
  • CBS poll: Plurality of Americans now disapprove of decision to use the atomic bomb on Japan

    05/27/2016 7:28:52 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 19 replies
    HotAir ^ | May 27, 2016 | Allahpundit
    An addendum to Larry’s item this morning, which correctly diagnosed Obama’s appearance in Hiroshima as a bit more apologetic than the White House wants observers to believe. If you come to the site of an act that ended four years of horrendous war and insist that a “moral revolution” is needed to ensure that such acts aren’t repeated, you’re obviously making a statement about the morality of that original act. If you want to protest guns, you don’t do it at a place where someone once used one to defend himself successfully from a threat. You do it at a...
  • Donald Trump's energy plan: Regulate less, drill more

    05/27/2016 7:06:28 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 27, 2016 | Matt Egan
    Donald Trump has a simple formula to get America's energy industry back on its feet: regulate less and start drilling a lot more for oil and gas. In his first in-depth speech about energy policy, Trump on Thursday promised to make American energy "dominance" a strategic economic and foreign policy goal of the U.S. "America's incredible energy potential remains untapped. It's a wound that is totally self-inflected," Trump said during a speech at a North Dakota oil industry conference.
  • Cassandra Butts, former deputy White House counsel, dies

    05/27/2016 6:30:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2016 8:47 PM EDT
    Cassandra Butts, former deputy White House counsel and a classmate and friend of President Barack Obama, has died, her family and Obama said. She was 50. […] Obama nominated Butts in 2014 to be the U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas. Hers was one of several nominations that the Senate has failed to act on. …
  • Obama's shameful apology tour lands in Hiroshima

    05/27/2016 4:51:48 PM PDT · by russbart · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | John Bolton
    An American president’s highest moral, constitutional and political duty is protecting his fellow citizens from foreign threats. Presidents should adhere to our values and the Constitution, and not treat America’s enemies as morally equivalent to us.
  • Sharia councils face inquiry into ‘discrimination against women’ (UK)

    05/27/2016 4:12:36 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 18 replies
    RT ^ | May, 26, 2016
    Home Secretary Theresa May has launched an independent inquiry into the state of Sharia law in the UK to examine whether Islamic courts are being used to support forced marriage and issue unfair divorces. The government is concerned that some Sharia councils in Britain may be misusing the religious legal code to cause “harm” in communities. The Home Office announced the review, which will be chaired by Islam expert Professor Mona Siddiqui, on Thursday. The inquiry is part of the government’s counter-extremism strategy and is expected to be completed by 2017. May drew on incidents of discrimination when she announced...
  • Korean Air Plane Catches Fire at Tokyo Airport, Hundreds of Passengers Evacuated

    05/27/2016 3:44:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    About 300 passengers and crew members have been evacuated from a Korean Air Boeing 777 at Tokyo's Haneda airport in dramatic scenes after one of the engines caught fire. TV footage from the airport showed the plane, which was bound for South Korea's Gimpo International, surrounded by red fire trucks and with the area around its left wing doused in foam. The plane's inflatable emergency evacuation slides had all been deployed. "The flight had a fire on Engine No.1," a Korean Air spokesman said.
  • Islamic State executes Syrian teenager on charges of homosexuality

    05/27/2016 3:36:06 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 17 replies
    ARA News ^ | 5/24/2016 | Serbaz Yusif
    DEIR EZZOR – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) stoned to death a teenage boy in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor province on charges of being gay, activists and eyewitnesses reported on Monday. Jamal Nassir al-Oujan, 15, was arrested by the ISIS-led Islamic Police in the Mayadin city of Deir ez-Zor province earlier on Sunday. The Sharia Court accused him of sodomy and decided to stone the boy to death. “Al-Oujan was brutally stoned to death by ISIS militants in Jaradiq square in the Mayadin city on Monday afternoon,” an eyewitness told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity. “Also, some...
  • The meaning of Memorial Day

    05/27/2016 3:11:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 27, 2016 | Bruce Walker
    America will celebrate Memorial Day in 2016 with the two presidential candidates, for the first time ever, having never been part of those armed services whose sacrifice we honor on that holiday. What causes young men to bleed and to die in another hemisphere? What led brave men to fight and die in the Civil War or in our War of Independence? The drone of politics today is all about the economy. People have plenty to eat and live in larger homes and apartments than our grandparents did. Medical care is much better now than thirty years ago. We live...
  • Jimmy Carter resigns from Elders

    05/27/2016 2:10:08 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Former President Jimmy Carter is resigning from his prominent role in the Elders, the international NGO announced Wednesday. The 91-year-old, who had played a large part of the group since its founding in 2007, announced in March that he no longer needed treatment for cancer, less than seven months after publicly revealing that doctors had found melanoma that had spread to his brain. Story Continued Below “From the Middle East to climate change, women’s rights to superpower diplomacy, Jimmy has brought the gravitas of his Presidential office but also the passion of an activist who believes the world can, and...
  • Syrians, Palestinians buy bogus Honduras identities to sneak into U.S.: Report

    05/27/2016 2:09:20 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/27/2016 | By Stephen Dinan
    La Prensa uncovered a criminal network that paid Honduran officials to illegally register foreigners as legal residents, which gave them access to documents that could then be used to gain broader access to the western hemisphere. The La Prensa report was highlighted Friday by the Center for Immigration Studies, which said the network appeared to be a favorite for those of Arab origin — particularly Syrians and Palestinians — who were looking for a way to enter the U.S. The criminal network managed to get names registered in Honduras’s national registration of persons (RNP). That meant they could obtain passports...
  • Carter: 'Unmanned' Job Titles a Challenge to Make Gender-Neutral

    05/27/2016 2:04:56 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 27 replies
    Military.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Hope Hodge Seck
    As the Navy and Marine Corps enter the final stage of a review mandated by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus aimed at removing the word "man" from job titles in favor of gender-neutral alternatives, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday he has been thinking about ways to apply the practice to the entire Defense Department. Navy and Marine Corps officials have said that all titles, including frequently used ones such as seaman and rifleman, are under a review that began in January at Mabus' request. The move comes as all previously closed job titles across the Defense Department opened to women.
  • McAuliffe Invited Chinese Donor to Fundraiser at Hillary Clinton’s Home

    05/27/2016 1:29:35 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 39 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Natalie Johnson May 26, 2016 | Natalie Johnson
    Hillary Clinton met with the Chinese businessman at the center of a federal investigation into Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) during a 2013 fundraiser at her Washington, D.C. home, according to a Time report. Clinton shook hands with Wang Wenliang during the Sept. 30 event. Less than a month later, Wang would donate $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation, ultimately pledging a total of $2 million to the foundation throughout the year. McAuliffe, who was on the board of the Clinton Global Initiative, invited Wang to the fundraiser three weeks after one of the businessman’s companies, West Legend Corp., contributed $60,000...
  • UN Plots War on Free Speech to Stop "Extremism" Online [End of Free Speech as we Know It]

    05/27/2016 1:05:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/14/2016 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations Security Council wants a global "framework" for censoring the Internet, as well as for using government propaganda to "counter" what its apparatchiks call "online propaganda," "hateful ideologies," and "digital terrorism." To that end, the UN Security Council this week ordered the UN "Counter-Terrorism Committee" — yes, that is a real bureaucracy — to draw up a plan by next year. From the Obama administration to the brutal Communist Chinese regime, everybody agreed that it was time for a UN-led crackdown on freedom of speech and thought online — all under the guise of fighting the transparently bogus...
  • Zero Apologies: Dropping A-Bomb on Hiroshima Was NOT a Mistake…

    05/27/2016 12:09:07 PM PDT · by russbart · 82 replies
    Obama’s recent trip to Cuba was of historically douchey proportions, yes. But this morning he outdid himself. He gave an apologetic speech to Hiroshima regarding the bombing in WWII, saying in part “We are not bound to repeat the mistakes of the past.” With all due respect, screw you Obama.
  • Obama Urges ‘Moral Awakening,’ Says 'Ordinary People...Do Not Want More War'

    05/27/2016 11:44:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 27, 2016 | 6:12 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    After laying a wreath in memory of Hiroshima’s war dead on Friday, President Obama called for an end to war; the elimination of nuclear weapons; a recognition that “every life is precious”; and a “moral awakening” among all nations and peoples. “We must reimagine our connection to one another as members of one human race,” he said. Obama said the souls of 100,000 Japanese men, women and children killed in Hiroshima “speak to us.” […] “We can think of those things and know that those same precious moments happened here 71 years ago. Those who died — they are like...
  • Lebanese paper: Hezbollah is digging into Israel

    05/27/2016 11:13:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 5/27/2016, 7:50 AM | Shimon Cohen
    In an article published on Wednesday for the 16th anniversary of Israel’s withdrawal from southern Lebanon, the Lebanese paper Al-Safir detailed the deployment of the Hezbollah terrorist organization on the border — and revealed the Iran-proxy is digging tunnels into Israel. The article, which was translated and exposed by MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute), also discusses Hezbollah’s activities in Syria where it is propping up Bashar al-Assad’s regime, and it defined the Syrian front as a larger challenge than the fight with Israel, due to the terrorist group’s losses there and the damage to its operational abilities. The Lebanese...
  • FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET (A First Look at America’s Supergun)

    05/27/2016 10:28:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 84 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 27, 2016 | Julian E. Barnes
    DAHLGREN, Va.—A warning siren bellowed through the concrete bunker of a top-secret Naval facility where U.S. military engineers prepared to demonstrate a weapon for which there is little defense. Officials huddled at a video screen for a first look at a deadly new supergun that can fire a 25-pound projectile through seven steel plates and leave a 5-inch hole. The weapon is called a railgun and requires neither gunpowder nor explosive. It is powered by electromagnetic rails that accelerate a hardened projectile to staggering velocity—a battlefield meteorite with the power to one day transform military strategy, say supporters, and keep...
  • The man who seduced the 7th fleet: Fat Leonard's trail of corruption

    05/27/2016 10:01:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2016 | Craig Whitlock
    For months, a small team of U.S. Navy investigators and federal prosecutors secretly devised options for a high-stakes international manhunt. Could the target be snatched from his home base in Asia and rendered to the United States? Or held captive aboard an American warship? Making the challenge even tougher was the fact that the man was a master of espionage. His moles had burrowed deep into the Navy hierarchy to leak him a stream of military secrets, thwarting previous efforts to bring him to justice. The target was not a terrorist, nor a spy for a foreign power, nor the...
  • Population to surge will ‘change the face of England forever'

    05/27/2016 9:26:36 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 45 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 26 May 2016 | John Bingham and
    The population of England is set surge by more than four million in the next decade as parts of the south prepare to see the number of inhabitants swell by up to a quarter, official projections show. New estimates, drawn up to help councils and the NHS plan ahead, expose the full impact of years of mass immigration on top of a revolution in life expectancy. Immigration is set to account for almost half of the expected population expansion, which would also official rank London as one of the world’s megacities – passing the 10 million mark - for the...
  • The stunning way a Catholic cardinal marked the deaths of refugees in the Mediterranean

    05/27/2016 9:08:45 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 26, 2016 | Rick Noack
    Someone who lets people drown in the Mediterranean also drowns God — every day, thousands of times." The archbishop of the city of Cologne, Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, found these striking words on Thursday to condemn Europe's increasingly tough attitude toward refugees. He spoke during a special church service, which took place in one of the German city's main squares. Woelki also used a seven-meter-long former refugee boat as his altar for the service to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. The boat had previously been recovered by the Maltese military during a search-and-rescue operation. The cardinal emphasized the significance...
  • Living near a landfill could damage your health

    05/27/2016 8:59:03 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | 24 May 2016
    According to research published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology, health is at risk for those who live within five kilometres of a landfill site. Researchers in Italy evaluated the potential health effects of living near nine different landfills in the Lazio region, and therefore being exposed to air pollutants emitted by the waste treatment plants. 242,409 people were enrolled in the cohort from 1996 to 2008. The results showed a strong association between Hydrogen Sulphide (used as a surrogate for all pollutants co-emitted from the landfills) and deaths caused by lung cancer, as well as deaths and hospitalizations...
  • Fort brush fire contained, 1,400 acres burned

    05/27/2016 8:50:13 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — A brush fire scorched more than a thousand acres and threatened homes on Fort Huachuca after burning throughout the day and into the evening Wednesday, leading to some residents being notified to be prepared for a possible evacuation, though one was never ordered. The fire was first reported at Range 10 shortly before 10:50 a.m. and is believed to have been started during training. “There was a military unit conducting weapons qualifications on the range,” said Angela Camara, public affairs office for Fort Huachuca. The fire soon spread toward Garden Canyon Road, leading to its closure, while...
  • 3,000 French Gas Stations Out of Fuel

    05/27/2016 8:44:54 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    NACS ^ | 26 May 2016
    An oil strike has forced around a fourth of the country’s stations to close because of lack of gasoline. ___ Some 3,000 gasoline stations in France—around a fourth of the country’s stations—have had to close because an oil strike has shut off their fuel supply, Telesur reports. For the first time in more than five years, France is dipping into its strategic oil reserves, while unions block refineries. Those stations lucky enough to have fuel are under government orders to restrict the sale of diesel or gasoline to around $30 per customer. Unions are picketing French refineries in protest against...
  • Ceremony honors fallen Signal Corps soldier

    05/27/2016 8:39:51 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    FORT HUACHUCA — “We will never forget,” Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison, Jr., told an audience of soldiers and civilians attending the annual Signal Cove of Remembrance observance Thursday morning at the Network Enterprise Technology Command on Fort Huachuca. It was the first time in the eight years since the cove was established that the annual ceremony did not add the name of another fallen soldier to the memorial, which is located just inside Greely Hall at the entrance to NETCOM. “Today’s ceremony is a time for all of us to remember the 101 signal soldiers and civilians who sacrificed...
  • France Socialist Trade Unions Refusing to Reform – Civil Unrest Erupting

    05/27/2016 8:13:13 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 26 May 2016 | Martin Armstrong
    Our sources in France are unanimously warning that a major socialist union uprising is building in France and could erupt rapidly. The unions in France are notorious for being the most socialist, highly Marxist, in the entire world. To get their demands, they will go anything. They even kidnapped the head of Goodyear until he yielded to their demands. They act more like Stalinist rebels who ignore laws and it is always just about them. Employers are evil capitalists in their book. This time the uprising is building over proposed labor regulation reform supported by Hollande, who is a socialist...
  • Obama At Hiroshima: Every Religion Claims "License To Kill"

    05/27/2016 7:59:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama delivered a pious anti-war address in Hiroshima highlighting “humanity’s core contradiction” of war, lamenting that humanity tried to justify war because of religion. “How easily we learn to justify violence in the name of some higher cause,” he said. “Every great religion promises a pathway to love and peace and righteousness, and yet no religion has been spared from believers that have claimed their faith has a license to kill.”
  • 'Rebel' general nears capital, Libyan oil fate up in the air

    05/27/2016 7:58:43 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    UPI ^ | 26 May 2016 | James Burgess
    The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by a rogue general coming from the country's east, is reportedly marching towards the capital, Tripoli, with an eye to 'liberating' it from the hands of the emerging Government of National Accord (GNA), according to local media reports. The LNA, and General Khalifa Haftar were said by late last night to be only 10 kilometers outside of Tripoli, with eastern officials warning that they would make their move soon, the Libya Herald reported.
  • Hillary Clinton’s Legacy of Terror——–Kosovo Is A Mafia State And Jihadi Haven

    05/27/2016 7:54:53 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Contra Corner ^ | 25 May 2016 | Justin Raimondo
    Kosovo is Clinton Country: a 10-foot-high statue of Bill overlooks “Bill Clinton Boulevard” in the capital city of Pristina. Hillary is also memorialized in what has become the crime capital of Europe: right off the street named for her husband is a store named “Hillary,” featuring women’s clothing modeled after the putative Democratic party nominee for President. Pantsuits figure prominently. As Vice puts it: “While former President Bill Clinton has had a boulevard named after him, it’s without a doubt that his wife’s the real star out here.” Why is that? As Gail Sheehy pointed out in her biography of...
  • Congress Must Censure President Obama over Hiroshima Speech

    05/27/2016 7:32:28 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 May 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama told the world on Friday in Hiroshima that the American decision to drop nuclear bombs on Japan in 1945 arose from humanity’s worst instincts, including “nationalist fervor or religious zeal.” The war that ended in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, he said, “grew out of the same base instinct for domination or conquest that had caused conflicts among the simplest tribes, an old pattern amplified by new capabilities and without new constraints.” The speech — delivered on the eve of Memorial Day weekend — was billed by the White House as anything but an apology, but Obama’s words betrayed...
  • Hillary Clinton Email Archive

    05/27/2016 7:15:00 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 9 replies
    Hillary Clinton Email Archive ^ | 2011-04-03 | Hillary Clinton
    Hillary Clinton Email Archive H: FRANCE'S CLIENT & Q'S GOLD. SID From: Hillary Clinton To: Lauren Jiloty Date: 2011-04-03 08:41 Subject: H: FRANCE'S CLIENT & Q'S GOLD. SID UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05785507 Date: 01/07/2016 RELEASE IN PART B6 From: H Sent: Monday, April 4, 2011 8:41 PM To: 'JilotyLC@state.goy' Subject Fw: H: France's client & Q's gold. Sid Attachments: hrc memo France's client & Q's gold 040211.doa Pls print. From: sbwhoeop Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2011 10:43 PM To: H Subject: H: France's client & Q's gold. Sid CONFIDENTIAL April 2, 2011 For:...
  • Syria war: Turkey anger over US commando photos

    05/27/2016 6:17:07 AM PDT · by McGruff · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | May 27, 2016
    Turkey has hit out at the US over images said to show US special forces in Syria wearing insignia of Kurdish militia, during joint operations against so-called Islamic State (IS). Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called the US "two-faced" and said the practice was "unacceptable". The images appear to show a US special forces soldier wearing the patch of the YPJ - a Kurdish militia group. A Pentagon spokesman said troops often blended in with partners for safety.
  • CHINA'S NEW CARRIER GETS A SKI RAMP

    05/27/2016 5:11:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Popular Science ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
    cjdby.net Type 001A Takes Shape The Type 001A carrier, likely to be named after a Chinese province, already has most of its hangar bay installed, the next major parts are the ski ramp, control tower island, and flight deck. China's first domestically built carrier, "Type 001A", is making brisk progress in its Dalian drydock. Tracing its design to the Soviet Admiral Kuznetsov class of aircraft carriers, the Type 001A will displace around 60,000-70,000 tons, is powered by steam turbines, and will carry between 30 and 40 helicopters and J-15 fighter jets. Type 001A first began construction in late 2014, and...
  • Islamic Council Allows Pakistani Husbands to ‘Lightly Beat’ Their Wives

    05/27/2016 4:40:05 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 May 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) — Pakistan’s 20-member constitutional body — recently proposed a bill recommending that men bestow a “light beating” onto their defiant wives. “A husband should be allowed to lightly beat his wife if she defies his commands and refuses to dress up as per his desires; turns down demand of intercourse without any religious excuse or does not take bath after intercourse or menstrual periods,” the CII bill says, according to Pakistan’s Express-Tribune newspaper.
  • Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky'

    05/27/2016 3:46:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 111 replies
    AP ^ | May 26, 2016 | Nancy Benac and Foster Klug
    Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 people killed by the world's first atomic bomb attack and sought to renew attention in his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons, as he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima. "Death fell from the sky and the world was changed," Obama said, after laying a wreath, closing his eyes and briefly bowing his head before an arched monument in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park that honors those killed on Aug. 6, 1945, when U.S. forces dropped the bomb that ushered in the nuclear...
  • Beijing’s Armed Fighter Jet of the Future Filmed In-Flight

    05/27/2016 3:30:20 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 27.05.2016
    The Hongdu Aviation Industries Group celebrated its 65th anniversary by unveiling an advanced L-15 Falcon trainer jet equipped with bombs and radar, thought to be a passive electronically scanned array (PSEA), that will help accuracy in airborne combat. The Falcon has not been known to carry weapons, until the Hongdu video was released and made the rounds on Chinese websites earlier this month. In the video, the jet can be seen with a centered-fuselage pod carrying a 23 mm cannon, PL-5II air-to-air missiles, and underwing fuel tanks. Hongdu, a subsidiary of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), had originally...
  • Mob Attacks Christian Woman, Torches 7 Homes in Egyptian Province

    05/26/2016 10:42:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 26 May 2016
    A mob ransacked and torched seven Christian homes in a province south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after rumors spread that a Christian man had an affair with a Muslim woman, according to a statement by the local Orthodox Coptic church. Released late Wednesday, it said that during the May 20 attack, the mother of the Christian man, who had fled the village, was publicly stripped of her clothes by the mob to humiliate her.
  • Greece Sends ‘Last EgyptAir Audio Recordings’

    05/26/2016 10:39:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 26 May 2016
    Greece has reportedly sent the last audio recordings of the doomed EgyptAir flight 804 on Thursday to the investigating teams in Cairo. The investigating team has also received radar imagery and audio recordings from Greece what would purportedly detail the flight’s final trajectory. This has come a day after Egypt reported contracted two foreign companies to help locate the flight data recorders of the carrier's plane that crashed last week in the Mediterranean, killing all 66 passengers and crew on board.
  • Bhutan's dark secret to happiness (contemplating death)

    05/26/2016 9:36:43 PM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 8 April 2015 | Eric Weiner
    ..I was having a panic attack.What I wanted to know was: why now – my life was going uncharacteristically well – and what could I do about it? “You need to think about death for five minutes every day,” Ura replied. “It will cure you.” “How?” I said, dumbfounded. “It is this thing, this fear of death, this fear of dying before we have accomplished what we want or seen our children grow. This is what is troubling you.” “But why would I want to think about something so depressing?” “Rich people in the West, they have not touched dead...
  • Here is the Email that should put Hillary in Prison: The Quest for Q's Gold [Vanity]

    05/26/2016 8:35:14 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 67 replies
    Hillary's Non-secured Emails | May 26, 2016 | self
    Here is just ONE example, although its a very good example, of why Hillary should be convicted of failing to secure CONFIDENTIAL government foreign-affairs documents... This one is from Sid Blumenthal to Hillary on April 2, 2010. Clearly from the subject matter, it does not belong on any unsecured computer system. It hints at the upcoming killing by the US, France, and NATO of Mohamar Qadaffi, and it even implys WHY this has to be done: Because Qadaffi is creating a 7-billion dollar fund of gold-backed dinars, which will be the only currency allowed for middle-east oil purchases. The message...
  • Obama snaps at reporter asking about Hillary Clinton’s emails

    05/26/2016 7:50:45 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 43 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | May 26, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama brusquely cut off a reporter’s question Thursday about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system at the State Department. At a press conference in Japan, the president said he would take one more question from reporters. But when the question turned out to be about Mrs. Clinton’s emails that violated State Department rules, he quickly changed his mind. “You know I take it back — I’m not taking another question,” Mr. Obama said. “We’re in Japan, don’t you have something to do with Asia that we want to talk about? I’ll be talking about this in Washington...
  • Plans to create an EU army 'kept secret' from voters

    05/26/2016 7:03:38 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 27 MAY 2016
    Plans to move towards the creation of a European army are reportedly being kept secret from British voters until the day after next month’s referendum. Drawn up by the EU’s foreign policy chief, the Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy foresees the formation of new European military and operational structures. This first step towards an EU army is supported by Germany and other countries, The Times reports. In 2011, similar proposals were vetoed by Britain, although there were concerns that a loophole could allow nine states to group together to bypass opponents. In an effort to avoid derailing the...
  • Guccifer, Hacker Who Says He Breached Clinton Server, Pleads Guilty

    05/26/2016 5:45:03 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/25/16 | Pete Williams
    A Romanian man who claims he broke into Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server — and did manage to hack into computer accounts of prominent world figures — pleaded guilty Wednesday in a U.S. courtroom. Marcel Lehel Lazar, entered guilty pleas to charges of identity theft and unauthorized access to protected computers before a federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia. Lazar said "guilty" twice, standing before the judge in a green jail jumpsuit. He will be held until he is sentenced in September and could face up to seven years in prison. (snip) He was accused of breaking into e-mail and Facebook...
  • Ambassador Kevin Vickers, former House sergeant-at-arms, tackles protester in Dublin

    05/26/2016 4:43:54 PM PDT · by traumer · 18 replies
    Canada's ambassador to Ireland, the man hailed as a hero for shooting Ottawa gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau after he stormed Parliament Hill in 2014, tackled a protester at a ceremony in Dublin Thursday morning. Kevin Vickers, the former House of Commons sergeant-at-arms, was at the event commemorating the 100 British soldiers who died during the Easter Rising, also called the Easter Rebellion, when Irish republicans tried to overthrow British control of the country by force.
  • WHO singles out Israel as world’s only ‘health rights violator’

    05/26/2016 3:25:20 PM PDT · by Lera · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/26/201 | Shoshana Miskin
    World Health Organization's UN resolution marks Israel as the world's only violator of 'mental, physical and environmental health.' The World Health Organization (WHO) called for an investigation into alleged abuses of "mental, physical and environmental health" rights by Israel, the only country singled out during the U.N. agency's annual assembly in Geneva. The motion was co-sponsored by the Arab Group of States and the Palestinian delegation, and it commissioned a WHO delegation to investigate and report on "the health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory" and "the occupied Syrian Golan." France, Germany and the United Kingdom were among the 107...
  • Activists Say Vietnam Restricted Access to Facebook During Obama Visit

    05/26/2016 3:21:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Fortune ^ | MAY 26, 2016
    The social network was blocked several times earlier this month The Vietnamese government restricted access to Facebook Inc inside Vietnam for several days this week as part of a broader crackdown on human rights and political dissidents during a visit by President Barack Obama, two activist organizations said on Thursday. Officials of Access Now, a digital rights organization, and Viet Tan, a Vietnamese pro-democracy group, said the social media site was restricted and at times blocked inside Vietnam from Sunday to Wednesday, citing reports from people inside the country on Twitter TWTR -0.76% and to Access Now’s digital security help...
  • Poland likely to face ‘revolution’: Wałęsa

    05/26/2016 2:08:24 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    thenews.pl ^ | May 24, 2016 | Rzeczpospolita
    The conservative Law and Justice party, which came to power last October, has carried out a series of sweeping reforms to the Constitutional Tribunal and other institutions, prompting anti-government protests and criticism from the EU. Commenting on former US President Bill Clinton’s recent claim that Poland and Hungary consider democracy “too much trouble” and prefer “Putin-like leadership”, Wałęsa told the Rzeczpospolita daily: “Bill Clinton spoke the truth and there is no need for him to apologise to Poles.” Clinton’s statement has sparked outrage in the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and prompted demands for an apology. Wałęsa said in...
  • Possible electoral fraud in Austrian presidential election

    05/26/2016 1:52:44 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 26, 2016 | Sierra Rayne
    As the days go by, the results of the Austrian presidential election get more suspicious. According to the official results, the far-left candidate Alexander Van der Bellen defeated Norbert Hofer from the Freedom Party of Austria by just 31,000 votes, 50.35% to 49.65%. The lights were already blinking red on the day the results were being released. Writing for Breitbart soon thereafter, James Delingpole didn't mince words and called the election a sham: We were continually assured by the left-liberal media how awful it would be if the (supposed) "far-right" candidate Norbert Hofer won. But actually the victory of Green...
  • A Look at Life on the Front Lines in the War Against Islamic State

    05/26/2016 12:29:56 PM PDT · by milton23 · 5 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/26/16 | Nolan Peterson
    The Daily Signal foreign correspondent Nolan Peterson recently visited the Kurdish peshmerga’s front line positions surrounding the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul—Iraq’s second biggest city. The peshmerga, which translates to “one who faces death,” are an ally of Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led international coalition combatting Islamic State, the terrorist army also known as ISIS. Kurdish commanders say the U.S.-led airstrikes have been a game changer, degrading their enemy and boosting the Kurds’ morale. And despite a lack of heavy weapons and ammunition, the peshmerga soldiers are determined to keep fighting.
  • Baluchistan Province Is a Primary Hub for Afghan Taliban

    05/26/2016 12:21:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    The Long War Journal ^ | May 25, 2016 | Bill Roggio
    The American airstrike in Baluchistan, Pakistan that targeted and killed Taliban emir Mullah Mansour was unprecedented as the US military and CIA have not launched an attack in the province since the drone program began in 2004. All but one of the 392 strikes recorded by The Long War Journal occurred in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (the other strike occurred on the border of the FATA). But Baluchistan province, which has been left alone until last weekend, has long been a major hub for the Afghan Taliban, replete with training camps, madrassa, mosques, and command and control centers. The...