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  • Obama Makes Birth Certificate Joke on Kenya Trip

    07/25/2015 3:11:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck
    If you can't beat members of the "birther" movement, join 'em. That's the approach President Obama took on Saturday night in Kenya, his father's homeland, when he made a wisecrack about his birthplace — which suspicious critics have harped on for years. "Some of my critics back home might be suggesting I'm here to look for my birth certificate," Obama said while making a toast at a state dinner hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta. "That's not the case." In 2011, Obama made his birth certificate public after so-called birthers questioned his eligibility to be president, claiming he was not a...
  • Obama on Kenya: There's a reason my name is Barack Hussein Obama

    07/25/2015 2:18:53 PM PDT · by wtd · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/25/2015 | Darlene Superville
    Obama on Kenya: There's a reason my name is Barack Hussein Obama"This is personal for me," Obama said. "There's a reason why my name is Barack Hussein Obama."
  • I Won't Be Gagged on Gays - Obama [yes, that IS the headline]

    07/25/2015 11:50:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 97 replies
    Nairobi Star ^ | 7/24/15 | Oliver Mathenge
    The White House has shrugged off demands by some leaders that President Barack Obama steers clear of support for gay rights while in Kenya on July 25. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that Obama was not expected to back away from addressing any particular tropic while in Kenya. He was answering a question on the matter while addressing journalists during a daily briefing at the White House on Tuesday. "I had not been made aware of that particular announcement from Kenya. Obviously, we have been clear that when the President travels around the world, he does not hesitate...
  • Obama lectures Kenyan president on gay rights

    07/25/2015 11:04:33 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 25 Jul 15 | Kristen Holmes and Eugene Scott,
    (CNN)—President Barack Obama on Saturday lectured Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta about his country's gay rights record. "When you start treating people differently not because of any harm they are doing to anybody, but because they are different, that's the path whereby freedoms begin to erode," Obama said at a joint press conference with the Kenyan leader in Nairobi. "And bad things happen."
  • ‘The issue of gay rights is a NON ISSUE!’ – Kenyan president REBUKES Obama’s nagging

    07/25/2015 10:56:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 7/25/15 | soopermexican
    Oh damn. Of course the very first question put to Obama at the press conference this morning in Kenya was about gay rights. He went on and on about Kenya’s lack of gay rights, but the president soundly slapped down his suggestion to impose his values on the African country.Watch below:(video at link)Notice the applause too.It should be too surprising that Kenyans aren’t open to his gay-mongering – before his visit a coalition made a statement that they would tell Obama to shut up and go home if he pressured them on gay issues. Funny how far left liberals like...
  • Obama lectures Kenyan president on gay rights

    07/25/2015 10:39:48 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat July 25, 2015 | Kristen Holmes and Eugene Scott
    President Barack Obama on Saturday lectured Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta about his country's gay rights record. "When you start treating people differently not because of any harm they are doing to anybody, but because they are different, that's the path whereby freedoms begin to erode," Obama said at a joint press conference with the Kenyan leader in Nairobi. "And bad things happen." Under Kenyan law, sexual activity between men is illegal and punishable with a maximum imprisonment of 14 years. Obama equated legalized discrimination of gays to legalized racism in America. "And when a government gets in a habit of...
  • Answering Long-standing Questions about Enigmatic Little Ice Age

    02/03/2012 9:32:32 AM PST · by null and void · 41 replies
    A new study appears to answer contentious questions about the onset and cause of Earth’s Little Ice Age, a period of cooling temperatures that began after the Middle Ages and lasted into the late 19th century. According to the new study, the Little Ice Age began abruptly between A.D. 1275 and 1300, triggered by repeated, explosive volcanism and sustained by a self-perpetuating sea ice-ocean feedback system in the North Atlantic Ocean, according to University of Colorado Boulder Professor Gifford Miller, who led the study. The primary evidence comes from radiocarbon dates from dead vegetation emerging from rapidly melting icecaps on Baffin...
  • 13th century volcano mystery eruption may be solved (Little Ice Age cause?)

    06/15/2012 1:49:41 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 15, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    A photo of the Rinjani caldera in Indonesia, while Lavigne won’t name the volcano until his paper is published, insiders suggest this a likely candidate for the missing 1258 AD eruption. Image: Wikipedia From ScienceNews: Indonesia implicated as location of biggest eruption in last seven millennia By Alexandra Witze SELFOSS, Iceland — One of the biggest mysteries in volcanology may finally have a solution. An eruption long thought to have gone off in the year 1258, spreading cooling sulfur particles around the globe, happened the year before in Indonesia, scientists report.Until now, researchers have known a big volcano went off...
  • Jakarta emerges as the US’s go-to friend

    07/12/2015 1:50:52 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 16 replies
    The Australian ^ | 13th July 2015 | Brendan Nicholson
    An increasingly powerful Indon­esia may supplant Australia in the future as the go-to ally for the US in the Asia-Pacific region, the new report on ANZUS says. It calls for the creation of a trilateral security process to milit­ate against potential rifts between Jakarta, Canberra and Washington. The report, by the Australian National University’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and the Washington-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies, says a stronger Indonesia is likely to attract far greater interest from Washington — to the extent that Jakarta would, over time, become­ a competitor with Canberra for US attention. “Under such...
  • 22 Years a Slave: Fisherman Survives Beating, Shackling, Years in Jungle

    07/03/2015 10:19:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Global News ^ | 7/3 | Margie Mason
    All he did was ask to go home. The last time the Burmese slave made the same request, he was beaten almost to death. But after being gone eight years and forced to work on a boat in faraway Indonesia, Myint Naing was willing to risk everything to see his mother again. His nights were filled with dreams of her, and time was slowly stealing her face from his memory. So he threw himself on the ground and roped his arms around the captain’s legs to beg for freedom. The Thai skipper barked loud enough for all to hear that...
  • [from January 3, 2014] Giraffe Was on Menu in Pompeii Restaurants

    07/02/2015 8:13:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Discovery News ^ | January 3, 2014 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Giraffe was on the menu in Pompeii's standard restaurants, says a new research into a non-elite section of the ancient Roman city buried by Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 A.D. The study, which will be presented on Jan. 4 at the Archaeological Institute of America and American Philological Association Joint Annual Meeting in Chicago, draws on a multi-year excavation in a forgotten area inside one of the busiest gates of Pompeii, the Porta Stabia. Steven Ellis, a University of Cincinnati associate professor of classics, said his team has spent more than a decade researching the life of the middle and...
  • Obama’s evolution of marriage and sexuality: An Asian perspective (Revealing)

    07/01/2015 8:07:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Asia Times ^ | June 30, 2015 | Dinesh Sharma
    During the re-election cycle in 2012, President Obama sent seismic shock waves through the news media when he became the first American president to publicly support marriage equality. On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court sided with the president’s views in a 5-4 decision, sending a ruling “like a thunderbolt” through American society in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states[1]. As the longtime advisor, David Axelrod revealed in his recent book[2] that candidate-Obama was in favor of same-sex marriage (when running for the US Senate[3]) before he was against it (while running for the Presidency[4]), and then he...
  • Dozens feared dead in Indonesian military plane crash

    06/30/2015 5:00:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/30/2015 | RONI BINTANG
    At least 55 people were killed when a military transport plane crashed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia on Tuesday, but the toll looked set to rise after it emerged that more than 100 people had been on board. "It looks like there are no survivors," Air Marshal Agus Supriatna told Metro TV in the Sumatra city of Medan, adding that some of the 113 passengers were air force families. The crash of the C-130B Hercules aircraft, which went into service half a century ago, is bound to put a fresh spotlight on Indonesia's woeful air...
  • At least 49 dead after military plane crashes in Indonesian city

    06/30/2015 4:54:14 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/30/15
    At least 49 bodies have been recovered after a military transport plane crashed in Medan, Indonesia,... -excerpt- the C-130 Hercules took off from Jakarta's Halim Perdanakusuma Airport on Tuesday with about 113 people on board, but it's not clear how many people were on the plane when it crashed. It made two stops along the way -- in Pekanbaru and Dumai.
  • Indonisian Volcano Continues to Spew Rocks as Thousands of Villagers Flee

    06/20/2015 9:17:25 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/20/2015 | Elaine O'Flynn
    More than 10,000 villagers have fled a rumbling volcano in western Indonesia this month as it continues to send hot ash and thick plumes of black smoke into the air. Mount Sinabung violently erupted last weekend after two years of inactivity, leading to the evacuation of 7,500 residents from their villages as their homes - some up to 15km away - were covered in ash. The total number of evacuees now stands at 10,714, say disaster relief officials, after several thousand people fled their homes at the start of the month when authorities raised the alert status of the volcano...
  • The New World Map

    06/18/2015 4:27:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Adolf Hitler started World War II by attacking Poland on September 1, 1939. Nazi Germany moved only after it had already remilitarized the Rhineland, absorbed Austria and dismantled Czechoslovakia. Before the outbreak of the war, Hitler's new Third Reich had created the largest German-speaking nation in European history. Well before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese government had redrawn the map of Asia and the Pacific. Japan had occupied or annexed Indochina, Korea, Manchuria and Taiwan, in addition to swaths of coastal China. Attacking Hawaii, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia was merely the logical 1941 follow-up...
  • RUN into your "NEWNESS" forget the former things [Charismatic Caucus]

    06/15/2015 9:30:33 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 6-15-15 | Jedediah
    Relax in The Beam of My majesty and drink deep of My Forgiveness for there is great healing here and rebuke the Harlot that drinks the blood of the Saints and the Prophets for truly there is only condemnation there for you "ARE" Forgiven, cleansed in My blood alone and I AM "Your" Salvation. Enjoy My creation for I have set it as a table of remembrance of My Glory, before you were in the womb. You will see as you rest in Me you make yourself completely available to My Voice calling to you in the wilderness(DRY PLACES), all...
  • OPEC members approve Indonesia's bid to rejoin: Indonesia Energy Ministry

    06/08/2015 5:19:59 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    Reuters via Fiscal Times ^ | June 5, 2015 | Alex Lawler and Jonathan Leff
    Te Saudi Arabian government delegation appreciate and fully support the decision of the Indonesian government to become an OPEC member again, because Indonesia is one of the founders of OPEC," Indonesian Energy Minister Sudirman Said said in the statement. Saudi Arabia is Indonesia's top crude supplier. Naimi will also push for Saudi state oil firm Saudi Aramco to invest in Indonesia's downstream sector, Said said.
  • US Embassy celebrates 4th of July earlier out of respect for Ramadan

    06/06/2015 12:07:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 55 replies
    pamelageller.com ^ | june 6, 2015 | pamela geller
    The United States Embassy enjoyed its annual 4th of July celebration on Thursday, June 4, one month early, in order to respect the upcoming Ramadhan month, which will begin on June 17 and last for one month. US Ambassador to Indonesia Robert O. Blake and US Ambassador to ASEAN Nina Hachigian presided over the festivities, which involved brass band renditions of the Star-Spangled Banner and the Indonesian national anthem, Indonesia Raya. Blake explained that the theme of the event leaned toward “green” development, which supported the US’ focus on building and promoting a green economy and more environmentally sustainable development....
  • Revelation Knowledge and Holiness Walk Hand in Hand [Charismatic Caucus]

    06/05/2015 9:09:46 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 6-5-15 | Jedediah
    Ambiguity is merely a lack of presence that is you in My Presence for Truly as Isaiah all things are made clear and concise before My Spirit. For I AM The Voice of Holiness and Virtue is My Language and there is nothing less in My Kingdom for I AM The Foundation Stone and Grace its Cornerstone. So find favor in My Presence for it is Here I desire for you to abide and " Complete Surrender " is your KEY to the Voice of Virtue calling to you "Even NOW" . . . Psalm 24:3-5 3 Who may ascend...
  • Open Heavens lead to Heavenly Armies [Charismatic Caucus]

    05/29/2015 7:36:02 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    bible, the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-29-15 | holy Spirit
    Supernatural Beings( Angels)are about to arrive on the scene assisting My children according to My Kingdom and now more than ever before they shall begin to naturalize before you as they truly are " Heaven on Earth " . Honor them as they honor you as My Creation and realize they ARE part of My Kingdom, My Power, and My Glory on Earth as it is in Heaven for now they shall be assisting you in this battle as never before. I have opened the Heavens now for you as I did for Jacob, as I did at My Resurrection...
  • Indonesia sinks 41 illegal fishing boats, including one from China

    05/20/2015 9:42:15 PM PDT · by rey · 54 replies
    Today online ^ | 20 May 2015
    Indonesia yesterday sank a large Chinese vessel as well as 40 other foreign boats that had been caught fishing illegally in the country’s waters, a move likely to spark a strong reaction from Beijing and other regional capitals.
  • Muslim Nations Do Not Want Muslim Refugees

    05/18/2015 9:34:56 AM PDT · by pinochet · 27 replies
    The relatively stable Muslim nations of Indonesia and Malaysia do not want Muslim refugees in their countries. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/18/indonesia-sends-three-warships-and-a-plane-to-turn-away-migrant-boats Thailand and Singapore do not want Muslim refugees either. Finally, there is one thing that Muslim nations, Buddhist nations, and the one Jewish nation can agree on. None of them want Muslim refugees in their countries.
  • Indonesian government tells fisherman not to pick up drowning migrants

    05/18/2015 8:11:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/18/2015 | Rick Moran
    The crisis in the Mediterranean Sea with Libyan refugees has dropped out of the news lately, as the EU has mounted a serious effort to save the lives of North Africans fleeing the violence while also cracking down on smugglers. But a world away in the waters off of Indonesia, there is another crisis involving boat people. These are Muslim refugees from Myanmar, escaping persecution and violence, as well as Bangledeshis fleeing poverty and hopelessness. But the nations of Southeast Asia have taken a decidedly different approach to the problem of refugees than the EU. BBC: Fishermen in Indonesia's...
  • MY HEART AND WILL FOR MY CHILDREN [Charismatic Caucus]

    05/11/2015 7:25:20 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Foundations are being laid now in my children that have crossed the threshing floor of My heart and will for all my children of light , for to partake of my cup you must enter into me in all fullness and truth therefore obey my statutes and “ live “ my words to you given upon the foundation of my kingdom “ My heart “ , for truly as I send my sent ones and speak through my prophets , the oracles shall reveal themselves to all those that receive me in the manner I choose to come, for many...
  • British Grandmother Prepares for Execution in Indonesia

    05/05/2015 9:04:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Jakarta Post ^ | Mon, May 04 2015,
    A British grandmother on death row in Indonesia is writing goodbye letters to her family and believes she could be executed at any time, she wrote in an article on Sunday. Lindsay Sandiford, 58, said she was expecting to die shortly, after seven foreign drug convicts were executed last week, causing a storm of international protest. "My execution is imminent and I know I might die at any time now. I could be taken tomorrow from my cell," Sandiford wrote in British newspaper the Mail on Sunday. "I have started to write goodbye letters to members of my family." Sandiford,...
  • The Clintons' Other, Truly Bodacious Mine Boondoggle

    04/27/2015 5:00:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4-27-15 | Jack Cashill
    The New York Times reported this week on the unseemly transfer of cash from parties interested in a major uranium deal to the Clintons. The Canadian company selling Uranium One to the Russians donated $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation. And Russians tied to the deal gave Bill Clinton $500,000 for a Moscow speech. The deal had global consequences. It would put one fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States under Russian control. So critical was the deal that it needed the approval of the U.S. State Department. State approved the deal, and it managed to so...
  • Wesley Clark a Business Success After Military

    09/28/2003 10:31:26 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 18 replies · 511+ views
    Associated Press | September 28, 2003 | DAVID PACE
    WASHINGTON - When two Russian immigrants and their American financial backer needed marketing help for their innovative electric motor, they turned to a merchant banker at one of the nation's largest investment houses - retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark. The meeting at the Washington office of Stephens Inc. in late 2001 proved fortuitous for both Clark, the former supreme commander of NATO, and the principals in WaveCrest Laboratories, at the time a small research and development company in Dulles, Va. "They hit it off pretty much right away," said WaveCrest spokesman Tom McMahon. Clark signed on as a consultant...
  • Rev. Graham: ‘Storm of Islam’ is Coming; ‘Persecution’ : Obama is ‘Very Sympathetic to Islam’

    04/08/2015 12:10:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 7, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    The storm of Islam” is coming, already with the persecution of Christians in the Middle East but it’s “going to get worse” with “persecution” in America because resident Barack Obama is “very sympathetic to Islam,” said evangelical pastor Franklin Graham... Muslims are influencing U.S. foreign policy as was evident in the way the White House “snubbed” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “[I]t’s because of the influence of Islam,” he said. “They hate Israel and they hate Christians, and so the storm is coming.” ... this isn’t just radical Islam – this is Islam. They’ve been persecuting Christians, minorities for centuries....
  • Slaves Used To Catch Fish That End Up On U.S. Tables

    04/03/2015 5:30:46 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 65 replies
    Times Union / AP ^ | 24 March 2015 | Margie Mason, Martha Mendoza and Robin McDowell, Associated Press
    Benjina, Indonesia ___ The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that clouds the supply networks of major supermarkets, restaurants and even pet stores in the United States. Here, in the Indonesian island village of Benjina and the surrounding waters, hundreds of trapped men represent one of the most desperate links criss-crossing between companies and countries in the seafood industry. This intricate web of connections separates the...
  • Coca-Cola Marketing Executive Wendy Clark Returns To Beverage Maker After Leave Of Absence

    03/31/2015 1:55:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/31/15 | MIKE ESTERL
    There has been speculation Wendy Clark might not return to Coca-Cola Co. but instead continue working on Hillary Clinton’s expected presidential campaign, after the senior marketing executive took a leave of absence from the beverage giant in January. But Coke and Ms. Clark confirmed on Tuesday that she will return to her post as North American marketing chief on April 6.
  • Lee Kuan Yew's Other Legacy: Why Singapore Has One Of The World's Toughest Militaries

    03/27/2015 8:28:53 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 56 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 24 2015 | Alberto Riva
    When Lee Kuan Yew died Monday at age 91, the founding father of Singapore did not leave just his legacy as the prime minister whose authoritarian policies shaped a backwater British colony into the world’s fourth-wealthiest nation. He also left Singaporeans with one of the most formidable armies in the world. The tiny island state of 5.4 million, with a land area far smaller than New York City’s, has more fighter jets than Spain, Poland or Sweden. Its army has as many tanks as Italy, which is more than 400 times the size. Its navy boasts the only stealthy ships...
  • ISIS Chemical Weapon Attack - in Indonesia?

    03/25/2015 6:30:36 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/3/15
    Indonesian terrorists believed to have returned from fighting with the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Syria are suspected of being behind an attempted chlorine bomb attack in a shopping mall last month, police said Wednesday. The homemade device - made up of several bottles and a detonator - was discovered in the mall south of Jakarta after it failed to go off properly. Police said it was the first such attack ever attempted in Indonesia. National Police Inspector General, Tito Karnavian, said the use of the chlorine resembled tactics employed by ISIS jihadists, who have taken over a vast swath...
  • Woman Charged in Bali Suitcase Murder Gives Birth

    03/18/2015 6:46:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | Mar 17, 2015 | By BJ Lutz and Chris Coffey
    The Chicago woman charged with killing her mother at a resort in Indonesia and helping her boyfriend stuff the slain woman's body in a suitcase gave birth Tuesday. Heather Mack's attorney confirmed to NBC Chicago that Mack, 19, delivered her 6 pound, 10 ounce daughter via cesarean section at about 6:09 p.m. (5:09 a.m. Central Time). Both mother and baby were said to be doing fine, according to attorney Anthony Scifo. Mack will likely remain hospitalized for a few days, he said.
  • What ISIS Really Wants

    02/16/2015 3:42:03 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 78 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2/16/15 | Graeme Wood
    snip The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic. Yes, it has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers, drawn largely from the disaffected populations of the Middle East and Europe. But the religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam. Virtually every major decision and law promulgated by the Islamic State adheres to what it calls, in its press and pronouncements, and on its billboards, license plates, stationery, and coins, “the Prophetic methodology,” which means following the prophecy and example of Muhammad, in punctilious detail. Muslims can reject the Islamic...
  • Get Ready for $10 Oil

    02/17/2015 10:29:59 AM PST · by Duke C. · 65 replies
    Bloomberg | A. Gary Shilling
    At about $50 a barrel, crude oil prices are down by more than half from their June 2014 peak of $107. They may fall more, perhaps even as low as $10 to $20. Here’s why.
  • Hizb-ut-Tahrir may become dangerous than ISIS: Report (One Million Members)

    02/15/2015 12:56:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Business Standard ^ | February 15, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Radical Islamist group Hizb-ut- Tahrir which cleverly avoided global scrutiny while spreading its ideology may become a more dangerous terrorist group than the ISIS and it's presence in South Asia should be a cause for concern for India, according to a report. "While ISIS runs amok in Syria and Iraq, demanding media attention through acts of barbarous cruelty, HuT (Hizb-ut- Tahrir or the Party of Liberation) is quietly building a global infrastructure of radicalised youth and deep-pocketed Arab support in preparation for the global Khilafat," said the report published in the latest edition of CTX Journal. The group has cleverly...
  • AirAsia 8501 Stall Warnings 'Screaming' Before Crash: Reports

    01/21/2015 11:06:32 AM PST · by Gideon7 · 75 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2015/01/21 | NBC News
    Warning alarms can be heard "screaming" on the cockpit voice recorder of AirAsia Flight 8501 before it crashed, an investigator was quoted as saying Wednesday. Among the audible alerts is one that indicated the plane is stalling, the investigator told Agence France-Presse (AFP) and the Wall Street Journal. NBC News was immediately unable to confirm the accounts. The reports come a day after Indonesia's transport minister said the Airbus A320, which crashed last month with 162 people on board, was climbing at an abnormally high rate before it plunged and disappeared from radar. "The warning [alarms] kept on screaming, and...
  • Tjipetir mystery: Why are rubber-like blocks washing up on beaches?

    12/02/2014 7:04:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    bbc ^ | 30 November 2014 | Mario Cacciottolo
    For the past few years, 100-year-old rubber-like blocks from Indonesia have been mysteriously washing up on beaches in the UK and northern Europe. The Titanic has been suggested as one of the possible sources - but now a beachcomber says she may have solved the puzzle of the Tjipetir blocks.
  • 'Walking' shark discovered in Indonesia

    08/30/2013 11:49:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 08-30-2013 | Staff
    A new species of shark that "walks" along the seabed using its fins as tiny legs has been discovered in eastern Indonesia, an environmental group said Friday. The brown and white bamboo shark pushes itself along the ocean floor as it forages for small fish and crustaceans at night, said Conservation International, whose scientists were involved in its discovery. The shark, which grows to a maximum length of just 80 centimetres (30 inches) and is harmless to humans, was discovered off Halmahera, one of the Maluku Islands that lie west of New Guinea. Bamboo sharks, also known as longtail carpet...
  • Fury as Indonesia executes foreigners by firing squad

    01/18/2015 1:57:47 AM PST · by dila813 · 44 replies
    Yahoo-AFP ^ | Today | Arlina Arshad
    Jakarta (AFP) - Brazil and the Netherlands recalled their ambassadors from Indonesia and expressed fury on Sunday after Jakarta defied their pleas and executed two of their citizens along with four other drug offenders by firing squad.
  • QZ8501: Pilots’ last words give goosebumps ( AirAsia: Allah uakhbar )

    01/14/2015 7:40:05 AM PST · by george76 · 78 replies
    New Straits Times ^ | Jan 13, 2015 | ALIZA SHAH
    KUALA LUMPUR: Despite being an investigator for almost two decades, analysing the Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 will be one of the toughest challenging for Nurcahyo Utomo, who knew the pilot personally. The National Transportation Safety Committee investigator, Nurchayo said listening to recording from black boxes over and over again can be disturbing and requires utmost mental strength. “Listening to the playback of a black box involved in a crash is not like listening to music or a discussion. “We are listening to a recording that represents the last moments before the crash and it is disturbing. There are times where...
  • Report: Last Words Heard on Crashed AirAsia Flight Were ‘Allahuakhbar, Allahuakhbar’

    01/14/2015 12:51:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 14, 2015 | Michael Morris
    Following the recovery of the two “black boxes” aboard the crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501, a story on Yahoo! News reports that “Allahuakhbar, Allahuakhbar were the last words [the pilots] said before they died.” AirAsia Flight QZ8501, a flight out of Surabaya, Indonesia and bound for Singapore, took off early Sunday December 28, 2014 in what can only be described as violent weather. The pilots, amidst the storm, radioed in, asking air traffic control for permission to turn left and climb to a higher altitude to avert the storm. A little while later, the plane crashed into the Java Sea, taking...
  • BREAKING: Last Words On AirAsia Flight #8501 Blackbox — “ALLAHU AKBAR!”

    airasia According to Indonesian official the last words on the blackbox belonging to missing AirAsia flight was “Allahu Akbar!” The recorder says, “Allah is Greatest! Allah is Greatest!” Via Tribune News (translated): Investigator Nurcahyo Utomo an expert examiner blackbox recording of National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC). He was assigned to check the recording of a conversation Captain irianto that fateful plane flew Air Asia, QZ8501. But it was not an easy task for him, because he knew very close to the former pilot of the Indonesian Air Force pilots. As quoted from Dailymail, Wednesday (14/01/2015), Nurcahyo can not imagine what...
  • Divers retrieve 2nd black box from AirAsia crash

    01/12/2015 7:58:47 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 26 replies
    News Advance ^ | 11-12-2015 | AP
    Divers have retrieved the crashed AirAsia plane's second black box from the bottom of the Java Sea, giving investigators the essential tools they need to start piecing together what brought Flight 8501 down. Transportation Ministry official Tonny Budiono says the trapped cockpit voice recorder was freed from beneath the wing's heavy ruins early Tuesday from a depth of about 30 meters (100 feet), a day after the aircraft's flight data recorder was recovered.
  • More Than a Quarter of AirAsia Victims Attended Same Church

    01/04/2015 6:14:52 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 1/4/2015 | Jessilyn Justice
    More than a quarter of the victims on AirAsia flight 8501 were members of the same pentecostal church in Indonesia ... Mawar Sharon Church, in Surabaya, Indonesia, hosted a prayer service earlier this week as to comfort relatives and remember those who were lost in the crash.
  • Muslims defend Ahok, the new Christian governor of Jakarta

    01/04/2015 11:20:01 AM PST · by 9thLife · 10 replies
    Mission Network News via Christian Telegraph ^ | DECEMBER 15, 2014 | KATEY HEARTH
    The newly-elected Chinese Christian governor of Indonesia’s capital city, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, is finding new allies in Jakarta’s influential Muslim leaders, reports MNN. Mr. Purnama, who goes by “Ahok,” reflects an “acceptance of diversity” agenda being put forth by the newly-elected President and former gubernatorial running mate, Joko Widodo. “He’s referred to as a double-minority because he’s ethnic Chinese, which is a minority in Indonesia, and he’s also Christian,” notes John Bachman of the Haggai Institute. “Given the fact that Indonesia has a very large Muslim population, there are some leaders that have been very vocal [about], ‘This is not...
  • It’s time to abolish the CIA

    01/02/2015 6:43:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 95 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 31, 2014 | Bruce Fein
    The CIA should be abolished. After a trial run of 67 years, the agency has proven a sorcerer’s apprentice. The director and his subordinates have became insufferably arrogant Platonic Guardians hiding behind secrecy in the belief that the rest of us are too stupid or naive to judge what risks to accept to preserve liberty and the rule of law. The CIA has made Americans less safe. Its incorrigible anti-democratic ethos was epitomized by legendary chief of counterintelligence James J. Angleton. He voiced contempt for the Church Committee’s investigation of chronic agency abuses, i.e., the “Family Jewels.” As reported in...
  • Indonesian Cave Art Among Science's Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2014

    12/22/2014 4:35:01 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Thursday, December 18, 2014 | press release of the AAAS
    ...among the top 10 breakthroughs was the realization, made public in October, 2014, by scientists that cave paintings discovered in 7 cave sites in the Maros karsts on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia were actually between 35,000 and 40,000 years old. The breakthrough was significant in that it was the first time that prehistoric human cave painting art found in Indonesia, or East Asia, for that matter, was found to date during time periods usually associated with the "first cave painter" works long known to exist in Europe. In the potential landmark study, the researchers used uranium-series dating of...
  • Scientists say Indonesia cave drawings the same age as those in Europe

    10/09/2014 6:36:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 10-09-2014 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe, according to a new study that shows our ancestors were drawing all over the world 40,000 years ago. And it hints at an even earlier dawn of creativity in modern humans, going back to Africa, than scientists had thought. Archaeologists calculated that a dozen stencils of hands in mulberry red and two detailed drawings of an animal described as a "pig-deer" are between 35,000 to 40,000 years old, based on levels of decay of the element uranium. That puts the art found in Sulawesi,...