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  • Indonesian capital gets a Christian governor

    11/20/2014 4:30:33 PM PST · by rjbemsha · 12 replies
    AP ^ | Niniek Karmani
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The first Christian governor of Indonesia's capital in 50 years was sworn in Wednesday despite loud protests from Islamic hard-liners who insisted Jakarta's top political job should go to a Muslim. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, a Protestant who is also the first ethnic Chinese to become an Indonesian governor, gained a reputation as deputy governor of being outspoken and combating corruption and cutting red tape. He is better known by Chinese nickname "Ahok." Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim nation, and 87 percent of its 250 million people are Muslim. Christians make up about 10 percent.
  • SAAB and PT Lundin introduce their redesigned Stealth Fast Attack Craft Trimaran

    11/17/2014 6:37:53 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 17 November 2014
    During Indodefence 2014, the international defence exhibition held in Jakarta in November, SAAB and local shipyard PT Lundin presented a redesigned Stealth Fast Attack Craft (FAC) trimaran. The first hull of the original project called KRI Klewang 625 (solely designed and built by PT Lundin) was destroyed in a fire in Septembre 2012 shortly after its launch. The new project, presented by SAAB as a turnkey system solution, incorporates many modification and improvements. Compared to the original KRI Klewang, the redesigned stealth FAC includes a raised bridge, modified wave-piercing hull and a higher mast. The new Sea Giraffe 1X 3D...
  • Fossilized maize, rice found in Temanggung

    11/02/2014 7:31:10 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Jakarta Post ^ | Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | Agus Maryono
    Liyangan archaeological site on the slope of Mount Sindoro in Temanggung regency, Central Java, has again proven its position as home to one of main archeological findings in Indonesia after archeologists from the Yogyakarta Archeology Agency found the fossilized remnants of staple foods, comprising maize and rice, still inside a bamboo basket at the site. The archeologists said the finding indicated that Indonesia had long been part of an international agriculture network because maize was not endemic to Java and at the site they had also found many artifacts from other countries, especially China. Head of the Yogyakarta Archeology Agency,...
  • Indonesian officials ordered to pay $100 to marry second wife

    10/15/2014 8:45:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    MATARAM, Indonesia (AFP) - An Indonesian district has ordered male civil servants to pay 1 million rupiah (S$100) to marry a second wife to crack down on polygamy, officials said on Wednesday, but activists criticised it as a "crazy" bid to profit from the practice. Male officials in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country were already required to get written permission from their superiors if they wanted a second wife. Under Islamic law, men can have up to four wives. But in East Lombok district, they will now also have to pay a 1 million rupiah fee to the local...
  • Dear US Navy: The Futuristic X3K Is What Littoral Combat Ships Should Be (Indonesian ship!)

    10/10/2014 9:32:03 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 35 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 10/10/2014 | Tyler Rogoway
    The last decade has seen some pretty awesome looking warships hit waters around the globe. On the "blue water" side of things the Star Wars looking Zumwalt Class and the minimalist art-like Lafayette Class were clearly designed with stealth in mind. Yet the "brown water" is where the most exotic vessels roam, and this is precisely where the X3K was born to fight. An Indonesian Combat Trimaran Designed In Sweden The X3K was built by Indonesian-based Swedish boat builder North Sea Boats, and designed in part by renowned exotic boat builder LOMOcean Design LTD. The goal was to build a...
  • Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch files for deportation of Barack Obama

    10/03/2014 7:50:30 PM PDT · by bitt · 180 replies
    Freedom Watch USA ^ | Oct 2, 2014 | Larry Klayman
    “In sum, deportation proceedings should be immediately commenced, an investigation undertaken, a full evidentiary hearing held, and Barack Hussein Obama should be removed from the United States,” Klayman writes in his deportation petition. The petition was sent to Thomas Homan of Enforcement Removal Operations at the Department of Homeland Security, Thomas Winkowksi of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Sarah Kendall of the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security at DHS. Klayman explained it is based “on the grounds that he has falsified various birth and other documents with regard to obtaining a U.S. passport and other privileges as an...
  • Indonesia's Conservative Aceh Province Votes to Punish Gay Sex by Caning

    10/02/2014 9:44:22 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 3, 204 | Staff
    Lawmakers in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province have passed a law that makes gay sex punishable by caning and subjects non-Muslims to it too. The law passed Saturday says anal sex between men is punishable by up to 100 lashes. Women found guilty of "rubbing" their body parts against each other for sexual pleasure are also liable for caning.
  • Russia-Egypt Arms Deal: Major Breakthrough as US Middle East Policy Faces Another Set Back

    09/23/2014 9:33:08 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 4 replies
    Strategic Culture Foundation ^ | 21.09.2014 | 00:02
    Russian President Vladimir Putin met Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, on August 12, 2014. It was his first official visit to the Russian Federation as President. And Vladimir Putin was the first leader to invite him for a visit outside the Arab world since his swearing-in as head of state. The agenda included introduction to a selection of Russian military hardware for sale. (1) The two leaders agreed to expand cooperation in the field of arms exports to Egypt in addition to studying the establishment of a logistics center Masri on the Black...
  • Indonesia president says Islamic State 'embarrassing' Muslims

    08/20/2014 8:23:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/21/2014
    The president of the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, has called the actions of Islamic State militants "embarrassing" to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite in tackling extremism. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the scale of the slaughter wrought by the extremists in overrunning large swathes of Iraq and Syria and the level of violence being used was appalling. "It is shocking. It is becoming out of control," he said in an interview with The Australian, a day after IS released a video showing a masked militant beheading US reporter James Foley, provoking worldwide revulsion. "We do not...
  • Wreck Of World War II-Era U.S. Ship Dubbed 'Galloping Ghost' Is Found

    08/19/2014 3:21:06 PM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | 19 Aug 2014 | Krishnadev Calamur
    The USS Houston sank during World War II after being hit by the Japanese, killing 700 sailors and Marines. Now, more than 70 years later, U.S. and Indonesian divers have confirmed that a sunken vessel in the Java Sea was the wreck of the ship dubbed "The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast."The Houston was carrying 1,068 crewmen when it was hit on Feb. 28, 1942, during the Battle of Sunda Strait. Only 291 sailors and Marines survived the sinking and their later use as slave labor by the Japanese. The vessel's commanding officer, Capt. Albert H. Rooks, was posthumously...
  • INDONESIA - operative base for the Islamic Caliphate in Asia, through recruitment and indoctrination

    08/13/2014 7:51:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    AsiaNews.net ^ | August 13, 2014
    Jakarta (AsiaNews) - It has yet to make any startling conquests in the Asian nation, but the Indonesian section of the Islamic State (formerly ISIS, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) has already started mass recruitment - as recently reported- in over 16 provinces of the archipelago. In particular, Aceh, the westernmost and majority Muslim area, is turning into a sort of haven for Sunni extremists, with the active brainwashing and indoctrination, especially of young people. According to a survey published in the local Serambi newspaper, in at least 21 districts of Aceh there is a massive infiltration of...
  • World's Most Populous Muslim Nation Declares ISIS Support Illegal

    08/12/2014 3:21:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/12/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    The nation with the largest Muslim population in the world has officially banned support for the terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which is responsible for mass killings of religious minorities in Iraq that has forced the U.S. government to respond with air strikes. Indonesia, whose citizens comprise over 10 percent of the global Islamic population, recently announced the ISIS ban in response to ISIS recruiting efforts. Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Djoko Suyanto said in a statement that ISIS, also known as ISIL, posed a threat to the nation's religious and cultural diversity....
  • Aceh, the Operative Base for the Islamic Caliphate in Asia, Through Recruitment and Indoctrination

    08/12/2014 10:30:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 8/12/14 | Mathias Hariyadi
    Fringes of the jihadist movement already active in 16 provinces in the Indonesian archipelago. Thousands of people have sworn allegiance to the fundamentalist leader Abu Bakar Al-Baghdadi. Most are veterans of the jihad with extensive experience in Afghanistan or, on the domestic front of the Moluccas. Jakarta: some areas are "fertile ground" for enrollment. Jakarta (AsiaNews) - It has yet to make any startling conquests in the Asian nation, but the Indonesian section of the Islamic State (formerly ISIS, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) has already started mass recruitment - as recently reported- in over 16 provinces of...
  • Occidental College transcripts provides concrete evidence to annul Obama presidency. [2011]

    08/07/2014 7:24:41 PM PDT · by mgist · 80 replies
    http://presscore.ca ^ | Saturday, June 18th, 2011 | Posted by Paul W Kincaid
    Occidental College transcripts provides concrete evidence to annul Obama presidency. The smoking gun evidence that annuls Obama’s presidency is Obama’s college transcripts regarding his application for and receiving of foreign student aid. Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the school. The transcript from Occidental College shows that Obama (Barry Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship (scholarship) for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program – an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S....
  • Judge rules largely in favor of Utah on rural roads dispute ( RS 2477 )

    07/28/2014 11:12:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | March 22, 2013 | Brooke Adams
    A federal judge handed a landmark victory to Kane County and the state of Utah on Wednesday in a years-long dispute with the federal government over whether some rural routes should remain in use as roads, or if they should be closed to the public. In two decisions, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups found he had jurisdiction to hear Kane County's claim, gave parameters for "reasonable" right-of-way widths on some routes and determined that 12 of 15 routes in dispute were roads and therefore accessible by the public. The distinction hinged on an 1866 law through which Congress sought to...
  • Israel to be investigated for possible 'war crimes' over Gaza raids

    07/23/2014 2:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Express ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cyril Dixon
    Navi Pillay said Tel Aviv's two-week onslaught on Gaza - which has cost more than 650 Palestinians lives - would be thoroughly investigated. Ms Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the attacks have destroyed houses and hospitals and killed civilians. "These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes. "Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated." According to Gaza officials, 475 houses have been destroyed and 2,644 damaged, while 46 schools, 56 mosques...
  • U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza

    07/23/2014 2:35:58 PM PDT · by illiac · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/23/14 | By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles of Reuters
    GENEVA, July 23 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The U.N. Human Rights Council condemned the Israeli assault which it said had involved "disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks", including aerial bombing of civilian areas, collective punishment, and the killing of more than 650 Palestinians. At the end of an emergency session, the 47-member forum adopted a resolution presented by Palestinians by a vote of 29 states in favor, 1 against (the United States) with 17...
  • Have We Got A Conspiracy for You - 9/11? JFK? Obama's Citizenship?

    Just as many (23%) say the theory that Obama is not an American citizen is true, with another 17% who aren't sure. Sixty percent (60%) reject that theory as false.
  • Sangeang Api volcano (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): eruption continues, ash spreads to Australia

    05/31/2014 6:30:16 AM PDT · by Excellence · 20 replies
    Volcano Discovery ^ | May 31, 2014 | T
    Eruptions continue at the volcano after yesterday's major explosion. Dense ash plumes rising from the summit crater can be seen on this morning's satellite images, and a MODIS hot spot is visible on the latest satellite data, suggesting fresh magma continues to arrive at the volcano's summit crater. In the meanwhile, the ash and SO2 plume has drifted and spread over more than 3000 km to the E and SE, covering a vast area that includes parts of northern and eastern Australia.
  • Modi targets counterterrorism as a key policy

    06/21/2014 7:07:04 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 7 replies
    The National ^ | June 21, 2014 | Harsh V Pant
    While his government’s focus remains squarely on domestic issues, Mr Modi is also charting a rather ambitious foreign policy course. He has already visited Bhutan and his future destinations over the next few months are likely to include Japan, Brazil, Southeast Asia, Australia and Nepal. Meanwhile, the Chinese foreign minister has saluted the new Modi government for injecting “new vitality into an ancient civilisation”.
  • The ISIS Extremists Causing Havoc in Iraq Are Getting Funds and Recruits From Southeast Asia

    06/17/2014 3:46:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Time ^ | June 17, 2014 | Yenni Kwok
    Militants from Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, are being lured by ISIS's hard-line Sunni extremism.Men in balaclavas are cradling Kalashnikovs as they look into a camera, somewhere in Syria. They are university students, businessmen, former soldiers and even teenagers. One by one, they urge their fellow countrymen to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the jihadist group so extreme that it has been denounced by al-Qaeda. But these aren’t Syrians, or Uzbeks, or Chechens. They are Indonesian. “Let us fight in the path of Allah because it is our duty to do jihad in the...
  • POW awarded medals 60 years after WWII bravery

    03/27/2003 5:46:35 PM PST · by Dubya · 24 replies · 1,574+ views
    BP NEWS ^ | Mar 26, 2003 | Erin Curry
    Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor. - Romans 13:7 (NASB) GALLATIN, Tenn. (BP)--March 25, 2003, Chief Petty Officer Jordan Joseph Garrett, United States Navy (Retired), received honors long overdue for actions that "reflected great credit" upon himself, the United States Navy and the United States of America. When the USS Houston was attacked by Japanese ships on March 1, 1942, Garrett refused to leave the vessel until the third "abandon ship" alert was issued. With two broken feet, shrapnel in his...
  • US Navy divers to visit wreck of USS Houston in Indonesia

    06/14/2014 12:36:48 PM PDT · by llevrok · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/9/2014
    Divers from the U.S. Navy will visit the World War II graveyard of the "Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast” — the sunken USS Houston — later this month in a bid to determine what remains of the ship, which went down with more than 700 sailors off the coast of Indonesia. The wreck of the Northampton-class heavy cruiser, which was sunk by the Japanese during the World War II battle of Sunda Strait on Feb. 28, 1942, will be surveyed by Navy divers working with their counterparts from Indonesia. The ship lies about 125 feet deep, near Java, Indonesia,...
  • Documentaries salute Houston's WWII contributions

    09/23/2007 7:13:58 PM PDT · by Dubya · 3 replies · 24+ views
    Houston Chroncile ^ | Sept. 23, 2007 | MIKE McDANIEL
    Two locally made documentaries will run in conjunction with this week's premiere of Ken Burns' film The War. Our Nation's Highest Honor (9 p.m. Monday, Channel 8) is a half-hour report on those in the Houston area who have received the Medal of Honor. Interviews with descendants are included. The special, unavailable for preview, was produced by longtime KUHT documentary maker Jim Fisher. Fisher is also producer of Cruiser Houston: Of Pride and Purpose (9 p.m. Tuesday, Channel 8), an excellent hourlong report on the USS Houston and its crew. Remarkable footage and superb sound editing hallmark this special, which...
  • Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston; WWII/Cold War books on BookTV/C-Span2 Jan13/14

    01/13/2007 7:00:23 AM PST · by VOA · 17 replies · 1,439+ views
    BookTV website ^ | 1-13-07 | BookTV staff
    This is a "headsup" for selected reviews/presentations about WWII and the Cold War that will appear on BookTV (C-Span2) this weekend of Jan. 13/14, 2007. Links to the segments of specific reviews (and their broadcast times) will be posted below. The "Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston..." might be pretty good. The author also produced "Last Stand of The Tin-Can Sailors" about Taffy 3 (Battle of Samar). The links below are for other WWII and Cold War topics that might be interesting.
  • Thailand’s rampant trafficking may carry price (slave labor)

    06/13/2014 2:10:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 13, 2014 5:04 AM EDT | Margie Mason
    He was too sick to eat, and Min Min Chan’s chest ached with each breath he sucked. It didn’t matter: The Thai captain warned him to get back on deck and start hauling fish onto the trawler or be tossed overboard. As a 17-year-old slave stuck in the middle of the sea, he knew no one would come looking if he simply vanished. Less than a month earlier, Chan had left Myanmar for neighboring Thailand, looking for work. Instead, he said a broker tricked and sold him onto the fishing boat for $616. He ended up far away in Indonesian...
  • Obama library: Bidders settle on sites

    06/11/2014 6:22:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 11, 2014 | By Melissa Harris and Dahleen Glanton
    The South Side lakefront jewel where Barack and Michelle Obama held their wedding reception vs. a rare, open downtown field set against Chicago's majestic mountain range of skyscrapers. These are just a few of the preliminary offerings area universities plan to present to the president, the first lady and the few confidants helping them as they begin to weigh where to locate the Obama presidential library and museum. Meanwhile, the University of Hawaii, where the president grew up, has said it wants to build the library on oceanfront property in Kakaako, a commercial and retail district of Honolulu between Ala...
  • These Little Leaguers Don’t Know Who Barack Obama Is (Low-Info Kids meet Low-Info President)

    05/21/2014 9:52:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    TIME ^ | May 21, 2014 | by Samantha Grossman
    On Monday evening, President Obama decided to stop by D.C.’s Friendship Park to surprise some Little Leaguers who were warming up for their game. Many of the young ball players weren’t exactly impressed, though, mostly because they apparently didn’t know who he was. Allow us to repeat that: the President of the United States of America just dropped by to say hey, and they didn’t know who he was. While parents reached for their phones to snap pictures, many of the children held back, skeptical about this strange man who they apparently had never seen before.
  • 'Gang-Rape' Victim Faces Public Caning

    05/07/2014 12:50:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, 7 May 2014
    A woman allegedly gang-raped in Indonesia's Aceh as a punishment for sleeping with a married man may still be caned for the affair under the province's laws, an fficial said Tuesday. A group of eight men allegedly carried out the sex assault last week on the 25-year-old widow at her house in Langsa in East Aceh district, and also beat up the man with whom she is accused of having an affair. After the attack, which also saw the couple doused with sewage, the pair were handed over to officials. Ibrahim Latif, head of Langsa's Islamic Sharia law office, said...
  • Indonesian gang rape victim faces public caning

    05/06/2014 4:38:03 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    An Indonesian woman who was gang raped after being accused of having an extramarital affair reportedly is facing a public caning for the offense. “We want the couple to be caned because they violated the religious bylaw on sexual relations,” Ibrahim Latif, the head of the Shariah office in the town of Langsa, said, according to Jakarta Globe. The woman reportedly was raped by eight men and three have been arrested, including a 13-year-old boy. The woman and the man she reportedly had the affair with were hit with sewage.
  • Malaysia Report Shows Confusion as Plane Vanished

    05/02/2014 8:18:09 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 2, 2014 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK and ANDY PASZTOR
    After Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 veered off its course, civilian air-traffic controllers spent precious predawn hours in befuddled exchanges with counterparts in nearby countries in an effort to locate the jet, according to documents released by investigators Thursday. A series of missteps began less than an hour after the plane disappeared around 1:20 a.m. on March 8.... Through that first stretch, the carrier's operation center continued to advise controllers that the plane was in "normal condition," remained in contact with ground facilities and was flying somewhere in Cambodian airspace—an area that was never on its flight path from Kuala Lumpur...
  • The Black Book of Tom Steyer: Allegations of fraud plague hedge fund of Democratic super-donor

    04/21/2014 12:57:45 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 21, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    The former hedge fund of one of the Democratic Party’s most important donors was involved in a scheme to defraud foreign investors out of tens of millions of dollars, according to documents filed in a Texas court. Farallon Capital Partners L.P., a fund run by Farallon Capital Management, the multibillion-dollar hedge fund founded by Democratic donor Tom Steyer, became a limited partner in a project to build a large shopping mall near Seattle, Wash., in the mid-1990s after it guaranteed a line of credit for the project.
  • Israeli Hackers Strike Back at Anonymous OpIsrael, Expose Participants With Their Own Webcams

    04/10/2014 7:19:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | April 10, 2014 6:19 PM | Shiryn Ghermezian
    An Israeli hacker team published on Tuesday images and personal details of members of the Anonymous hacker collective who participated in the OpIsrael attack against Israeli sites earlier this week, Israel’s Channel 2 reported. Israeli Elite Force gained access to the computers of 16 Anonymous members and was able to capture screenshots and photos of the anti-Israel hackers with their own webcams. The Israeli team published the information in a Dropbox document via their Facebook page, saying, “Anonymous, next time do not mess with us.” The file includes the names of the attackers, their countries of origin, and usernames and...
  • Remnants of Sailendra dynasty allegedly found

    04/12/2014 12:40:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Jakarta Post ^ | Wednesday, April 09, 2014 | Ainur Rohmah
    The National Archeological Excavation Center has found more evidence of the existence of the Sailendra civilization, believed to have prospered during the 7th century in Ngreco hamlet, Kesongo village, Tuntang district, Semarang regency, Central Java. Previously, a team found pieces of bricks, artifacts and a jaladwara waterway segment, while recently it discovered a foundation believed to have been used for a temple structure. A jaladwara was a water sewage system commonly found in bath houses during ancient times. The tip of the jaladwara is usually the shape of a dragon’s head. The finding is strengthened by the discovery of soil...
  • UN agency's choices to replace Richard Falk at Palestinian post accused of anti-Semitism

    04/09/2014 8:15:16 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 08, 2014
    Under pressure from Arab nations, the United Nations Human Rights Council has rejected a U.S.-backed choice to replace its outgoing point man on Palestine, and is now eyeing two candidates who share a long history of alleged anti-Israel bias. The current front-runner to replace Richard Falk, a 9/11 truther who once praised Ayatollah Khomeinei and was reliably anti-Israel while serving as the council's special rapporteur on Palestinian rights, is Christine Chinkin, a law professor at the London School of Economics. Chinkin authored the Goldstone report, an infamous UN study on the Gaza conflict that was repudiated by Israel. A dark...
  • Before Noah: Myths of the Flood Are Far Older Than the Bible

    04/07/2014 1:36:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    TIME ^ | 04/05/2014 | Ishaan Tharoor
    <p>Darren Aronofsky’s Noah dominated the U.S. box office on its opening weekend and won critical acclaim, but not without controversy. The film, based on the biblical story in Genesis of Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood, arrived amid a deluge of outrage from religious groups. Some Christians fumed at the film’s straying from biblical Scripture. Meanwhile, a host of Muslim-majority countries banned Noah from screening in theaters because representations of Noah, a prophet of God in the Koran, are considered blasphemous. Such images “provoke the feelings of believers and are forbidden in Islam and a clear violation of Islamic law,” read a fatwa issued by Cairo’s al-Azhar University, one of the foremost institutions of Sunni Islam. Egypt has not banned the film, but Indonesia, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have. “It is important to respect these religions and not show the film,” lectured the main censors of the UAE.</p>
  • MH370 skirted Indonesia to avoid radar: report

    04/06/2014 8:53:21 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 33 replies
    NDTV ^ | April 6, 2014 | World | Press Trust of India
    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 flew around Indonesian airspace apparently to avoid detection after vanishing from radar screens on March 8, a media report said today, suggesting the possibility of a more sinister reason behind the jet's disappearance..... After reviewing radar data provided by neighbouring countries, investigators have now found that the jetliner curved north of Indonesia before turning south toward the southern Indian Ocean, CNN quoted a Malaysian official as saying. The official also suggested the possibility of a more sinister reason behind MH370's disappearance a month ago. The plane's flight path clearly showed that someone on the plane was...
  • Three more Ethiopians killed in Saudi Arabia (massacres reported)

    03/25/2014 1:00:54 PM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies
    Three more Ethiopians killed by Saudi police. The killing of Ethiopians continues in Saudi Arabia Three more Ethiopians killed in Saudi Arabia Three more Ethiopians have been killed in Saudi Arabia. Thousands of Ethiopians are leaving the middle east country after scores have been killed in the past few days. Hundreds more injured and women are being raped in front of their families. It is astounding and mind boggling the international community is so silent about this shameful actions of the Saudis. "The act of killing innocent civilians is uncalled for, we condemn that," Foreign Ministry spokesman Dina Mufti told...
  • Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) orders a new Stealth Fast Missile Patrol Vessel Trimaran

    03/23/2014 9:17:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 19 March 2014
    According to Indonesian media JakartaGreater, citing the Chief of Indonesian Navy, a new 63 meters Stealth Fast Missile Patrol Vessel (FMPV) trimaran will be ordered from shipbuilder North Sea Boats (PT Lundin). The first vessel, KRI Klewang-625, was destroyed in a fire in September 2012 shortly after its launch. The Fast Missile Patrol Vessel (FMPV) was officialy launched on Friday 31st August, 2012 at PT Lundin’s shipyard facility in Banyuwangi, East Java. In 2009 PT Lundin signed a contract to build a one of the most advanced “stealth” warships for TNI-AL (Indonesian Navy). This was the result of an intensive...
  • The Catholic Roots of Obama’s Activism (Marxist roots, plus first name of 1988 girlfriend?)

    03/23/2014 3:01:21 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 90 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 22, 2014 | JASON HOROWITZ
    This Thursday, Mr. Obama will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican after a three-decade divergence with the church. By the late 1980s, the Catholic hierarchy had taken a conservative turn that de-emphasized social engagement and elevated the culture wars that would eventually cast Mr. Obama as an abortion-supporting enemy. Mr. Obama, who went on to find his own faith with the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.’s Trinity United Church of Christ, drifted from his youthful, church-backed activism to become a pragmatic politician and the president with a terrorist “kill list.” The meeting this week is a potential point of...
  • Missing MH370: Search Extended Up to Kazakhstan, Down to Indian Ocean

    03/15/2014 1:55:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | 3/15 | Michelle Tam
    The search for MH370 enters a new phase based on new satellite data received, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He told a press conference on Saturday that the search and rescue operations at the South China Sea has ended and all assets will be focussed on two new corridors. “A northern corridor stretching approximately from the border of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to northern Thailand, or a southern corridor from Indonesia to the southern Indian Ocean,” he said. Najib said based on satellite data, MH370’s last communication with the satellite was in one of two possible corridors. Najib said the...
  • Built in Ability "The Lord is with Me"[charismatic caucus]

    03/16/2014 5:14:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-16-14 | Jedediah
    My order is inevitable for it is simply The Father's will concisely done in full view and commitment of My Witness that is My spirit in you . . . Acts 17:28 28 For in him we live and move and are! As one of your own poets says it, ‘We are the sons of God.’ John 14:12 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. Job...
  • Germany to assist Israelis in states where they have no embassy

    02/21/2014 9:46:56 AM PST · by wolf78 · 7 replies
    Ha'aretz ^ | Feb. 21, 2014 | 6:11 PM | Reuters
    Germany is to offer Israeli citizens consular assistance in states such as Indonesia or Malaysia where Israel has no official diplomatic representation, under a new deal to be signed by Angela Merkel when she visits Jerusalem next week.
  • Great family Soetoro, Obama Close Relatives in Jakarta

    02/22/2014 9:52:22 AM PST · by Brown Deer · 19 replies
    Jawa Pos National Network ^ | 05 November 2008 | Laporan RIDLWAN HABIB
    Great family Soetoro, Obama Close Relatives in JakartaWednesday, November 5, 2008, 10:16:00 Lolo Soetoro large family, caring stepfather of Barack Obama in Indonesia, the tremendous pride had close relatives who would lead the most powerful country in the world. Though thousands of miles apart, they gathered yesterday to pray that Barry Soetoro, nicknames senator from Illinois while living in Menteng, Jakarta, it won the presidential election in the United States. "We believe the Barry win, but we fret because there are a lot of death threats nggegirisi (scary)," said Ir Heri Purnomo, cousin Maya Kasandra Soetoro (Obama's sister), the Jawa...
  • Aceh [Indonesia] Fully Enforces Sharia [on Muslims and non Muslims]

    02/18/2014 8:49:11 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Jakarta Post ^ | 2/7/14 | Hotli Simanjuntak and Ina Parlina
    Without much fanfare, the Aceh provincial administration and legislative council have approved the Qanun Jinayat (behavior-governing bylaw) that obliges every Muslim and non-Muslim in Aceh to follow sharia, the Islamic legal code. “The qanun does indeed oblige everyone in Aceh to follow sharia without exception,” councilor Abdulah Saleh, who was involved in the deliberation of the qanun in the council, confirmed on Thursday. The Qanun Jinayat was approved by the legislative council on Dec. 13 and signed by Governor Zaini Abdullah. It was a revision of the controversial 2009 Qanun Jinayat that introduced the punishment of stoning to death. Following...
  • Kerry warns of bleak future in call to arms on climate change

    02/16/2014 11:38:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News / Agence France-Presse ^ | February 16, 2014 | Jo Biddle
    Jakarta (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday issued a clarion call for nations to do to more to combat climate change, calling it "the world's largest weapon of mass destruction". In a keynote speech, one of a series planned in different countries throughout the year, Kerry sought to make both a moral and economic argument for greater urgency in cutting greenhouse gases. He warned that low-lying Asian nations and their rich ecosystems were particularly at peril from rising sea levels. Talking to a crowd of Indonesian agriculture, energy and marine students, he said the country and Southeast...
  • Kerry Warns About Global Climate Change

    02/16/2014 7:25:36 AM PST · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Voice of America ^ | FEb 16, 2014 | VOA
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has told an audience in Jakarta, Indonesia, that climate change is a threat to the entire world. "When I think about the array of global climate, of the global threats, think about this: terrorism, epidemics, poverty, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. All challenges that know no borders. The reality is that climate change ranks right up there with every single one of them." Kerry said the science of climate change is compelling the world to act and that the science is absolutely certain.
  • John Kerry to urge climate action in Indonesia address

    02/15/2014 5:27:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    bbc ^ | 15 February 2014 Last updated at 19:16 ET
    "Secretary Kerry will deliver remarks on the compelling and undeniable scientific case of this growing challenge, that is pushing the planet towards a tipping point of no return", a senior state department official said. Mr Kerry wants to help broker a global climate treaty in 2015 that will commit the US and other nations to historic reductions in fossil fuel pollution, the BBC's Washington correspondent Kim Ghattas reports. The talks in Paris next year are aimed at finding a new international climate agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol which ends in 2020. The US never ratified the Kyoto agreement, signed...
  • Stone Age harpoon found on Pacific island

    02/08/2014 3:18:58 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Science News ^ | January 14, 2014 | Bruce Bower
    A 35,000-year-old piece of carved bone found on Timor, an island between Java and Papua New Guinea, indicates that complex hunting weapons were manufactured much earlier than previously thought in Australasia. A team led by archaeologist Sue O’Connor of Australian National University in Canberra has unearthed, in a project that began in 2000, what it regards as the broken butt of a bone harpoon point. Three closely spaced notches were carved on each side of the artifact, above a shaft that tapers to a rounded bottom. Wear on the notches and residue of a sticky substance close to the bottom...
  • Indonesia volcano Sinabung in deadly eruption

    02/01/2014 9:00:43 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 40 replies
    BBC ^ | 1 February 2014
    volcano has erupted on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, engulfing villages in ash and killing at least 14 people. Mount Sinabung spewed hot gas, ash and rocks 2km (1.5 miles) into the air in a series of eruptions during the morning.