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  • More than 80 dead from drinking bootleg alcohol in Indonesia

    Police in Indonesia are promising to crack down on the distribution of bootleg alcohol as deaths this month from drinking illegally produced toxic liquor rose to at least 86... "In the past, bootleg alcohol was found to be a mixture of alcohol and energy drinks. Some are a mix of pure alcohol, carbonated drinks and an ingredient used in anti-mosquito repellent."... Alcohol is legal in Indonesia, but over 100 regional regulations are in place to control consumption. Across the country, the sale of alcoholic beverages containing less than 5% alcohol, such as beer, is no longer allowed in convenience stores...
  • The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water - like Cape Town

    02/12/2018 9:31:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/12/2018
    Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water. However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about - water scarcity. Despite covering about 70% of the Earth's surface, water, especially drinking water, is not as plentiful as one might think. Only 3% of it is fresh. Over one billion people lack access to water and another 2.7 billion find it scarce for at least one month...
  • Jakarta is sinking by up to 25cm a YEAR as experts warn there is just a decade left to save it

    04/06/2018 4:01:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2018 | Chris Pleasance
    he Lost City of Atlantis may be little more than a fable but for the residents of Jakarta, the watery fate of that metropolis is an all-too-real threat. That is because the Indonesian capital is sinking faster than any city on Earth, by up to 25cm per year in some places, with experts warning large parts of it will be underwater within a decade. Ministers are currently building sea walls to shield the residents from disaster, but that does little more than delay the inevitable, since it is not the ocean rising but the ground dropping that is causing the...
  • Hawaii: Committee Calls for Obama Statue in His Birth State

    03/28/2018 11:59:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    TIME ^ | March 28, 2018 | By AUDREY MCAVOY
    A state Senate committee in Hawaii on Tuesday called for a statue of former President Barack Obama to be erected in the state where he was born. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously for a resolution requesting that the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts commission the statue. The resolution called for an art advisory committee to be formed that would select a location for the statue, review design proposals and select an artist. It did not specify how the statue would be funded.
  • Indonesia's Sharia law province considers BEHEADING as a punishment for murder

    03/14/2018 5:24:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    AP ^ | March 14, 2018 | Staff
    Aceh province in Indonesia is considering the introduction of beheading as a punishment for murder. The conservative Muslim province is known for publicly caning gays, adulterers and gamblers and applying Islamic Shariah law. The local government has asked the Acehnese Shariah Law and Human Rights Office to research beheading as a method of execution to punish certain crimes.
  • Controversy grows over Orangutan smoking cigarette at Indonesian Zoo

    03/08/2018 1:25:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KUSI ^ | March 8, 2018
    A video of an Orangutan smoking a cigarette at an Indonesian Zoo is drawing a lot of criticism. A man flicked his cigarette into the primates enclosure at which point the orangutan picked it up and began smoking it. The act drew some laughter from the crowd at the time, but now activists are saying the video is just further evidence of the Bandung Zoo’s lack of supervision. The zoo has previously been accused of starving its animals and was temporarily closed in 2016 after an elephant was found dead with bruises on its body.
  • Englishman Living on Riverbank in Indonesia After Being Kicked Out by Wife

    03/06/2018 2:05:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 73 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Tuesday, 6 Mar 2018
    A 50-year-old Englishman, identified as Ian Whiteley, has reportedly been staying for months on the Angke riverbank in Tangerang, Banten, while waiting to meet his Indonesian wife. For the last four months Ian had been trying to seek his wife, who worked in Tangerang, Central Jakarta Immigration Office's enforcement division head Muhammad Deny Firmansyah said on Monday evening. "We have sent a letter to his wife, inviting her to come to our office tomorrow at 10 a.m. and meet her husband," Deny told The Jakarta Post. Deny said he expected the meeting would help them settle their private matters. Deny...
  • Australian diplomat whose tip prompted FBI’s Russia-probe has tie to Clintons

    03/05/2018 4:21:11 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/05/2018 | John Solomon and Alison Spann
    The Australian diplomat whose tip in 2016 prompted the Russia-Trump investigation previously arranged one of the largest foreign donations to Bill and Hillary Clinton’s charitable efforts, documents show. Former Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer’s role in securing $25 million in aid from his country to help the Clinton Foundation fight AIDS is chronicled in decade-old government memos archived on the Australian foreign ministry’s website.
  • Indonesian Christians flogged outside of mosque for violating sharia law

    03/05/2018 7:38:00 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    FOX News ^ | By Caleb Parke
    Indonesia publicly caned two Christians in a rare case of non-Muslims punished under sharia law. The two Indonesian Christians – Dahlan Silitonga, 61, and Tjia Nyuk Hwa, 45 – were whipped six and seven times respectively by a masked man wearing a robe, as a crowd of 300 ridiculed and took pictures of them outside a mosque in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh. The strict Islamic law punishment against the Christian man and woman comes as the predominently Muslim country shifts to a more radical, politicized version of Islam, Reuters reported. The pair – among five people punished – was...
  • Persevere[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/02/2018 9:27:41 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Perseverance is The blood , sweat and tears of the persecuted for My names sake but be reassured that all of Heaven is with you in all you do and say by My spirit and for My glory . 1 Corinthians 9:24 24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let...
  • Two Christians are flogged in Indonesia for playing a children's game that violates Islamic law

    02/27/2018 5:17:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 27, 2018 | Sara Malm
    Two Indonesian Christians were publicly flogged in Banda Aceh province on Tuesday for playing a children's entertainment game. The game is seen by authorities in the conservative Muslim province as 'gambling' and therefore it violates Islamic Sharia law. Some 300 people jeered and held up their mobile phones to record when Dahlan Silitonga, 61, and Tjia Nyuk Hwa, 45, were flogged six and seven times respectively.
  • Indonesian Woman Mauled to Death by Crocodile

    02/25/2018 8:03:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    A 66-year-old woman was mauled to death by a huge crocodile on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, police said on Saturday (Feb 24). The Indonesian woman's family and neighbours launched a search after she failed to return home from a riverside garden near the remote village of Teluk Kuali in Jambi province earlier this week. Locals became suspicious she had been attacked after seeing a huge crocodile near a boat containing her belongings, police said. "Residents found the lifeless victim floating on the edge of the river," Kuswahyudi Tresnadi, Jambi police spokesman, told AFP.
  • The Harvest is ready now [charismatic caucus]

    02/25/2018 8:22:06 AM PST · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    The time to plow is over for the seeds are bearing fruit for I have gone before you as David in the Valley of Breakthrough . So speak and declare My Words of Righteousness given to all those that believe on Me for "Truly" The Harvest is ready to be brought into the Storehouse That is , "My Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven" for "Truly" You "ARE " My Keepers of My Love and ONE True Light EMMANUEL ( God with us ) JOHN 4:34-38 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will...
  • Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung is Making a Mess. Here’s the View From Space!

    02/23/2018 8:27:19 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Universe Today ^ | Feb 23, 2018 | Matt Williams
    Mount Sinabung – a stratovolcano located on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia – became sporadically active in 2010 after centuries of being dormant. But on February 19th, 2018, it erupted violently, spewing ash at least 5 to 7 kilometers (16,000 to 23,000 feet) into the air over Indonesia. Just a few hours later, Terra and other NASA Earth Observatory satellites captured the eruption from orbit. The images were taken with Terra’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), which recorded a natural-color image of the eruption at 11:10 am local time (04:10 Universal Time). This was just hours after the eruption...
  • Indonesia joins China and South Korea on US trade hit list

    02/22/2018 6:19:31 PM PST · by cba123 · 4 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | February 23, 2018 | SIMON ROUGHNEEN
    JAKARTA -- Indonesia is the latest Asian country to face American trade curbs after the U.S. Department of Commerce said it planned to slap anti-dumping duties of 92.52% to 276.65% on biodiesel imports from the archipelago. Argentina, another biodiesel producer, was also targeted by the Feb. 21 announcement, after U.S. businesses complained that they were being undercut by unfairly subsidized fuel from both countries. The commerce department said that exporters from Argentina and Indonesia respectively sold biodiesel in the U.S. at 60.44% to 86.41% and 92.52% to 276.65% below what it deems fair value. (please see full article at the...
  • Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

    02/19/2018 6:42:53 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    Circa ^ | 19 Feb, 2018 | ASSOCIATED PRESS 0
    <p>JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes on Monday.</p> <p>Indonesia's Mount Sinabung started erupting on Monday, the biggest eruption of the volcano so far in 2018.</p>
  • Gays, Unmarried Couples Face Jail for Sex as Islamists Push Legal Changes

    02/01/2018 5:17:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 1, 2018 | Ben Otto and Anita Rachman
    Gay sex, cohabitation, and sex outside marriage would become illegal and punishable with prison terms under proposals from Islamic parties that could soon become law in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation. Critics say the moves, which are being negotiated among Indonesia’s political parties and government legislative drafters, would, if enacted, be a major blow to democracy in this Southeast Asian nation of 250 million.
  • Indonesia's special forces drink snake blood to impress Mattis

    01/25/2018 5:53:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UPI ^ | January 24, 2018 | Danielle Haynes
    Indonesia's special forces showed off their skills -- including drinking blood from decapitated snakes and breaking flaming bricks -- for U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis during his visit to Jakarta on Wednesday. The demonstration came as Mattis seeks to expand military and counterterrorism cooperation with Indonesia.
  • Video of Dogs Butchered at Indonesian Market Sparks Outrage

    01/24/2018 7:08:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Straits Times ^ | JAN 24, 2018
    Disturbing video footage of dogs being butchered and their hair burnt off with blowtorches at markets in Indonesia has prompted howls of protest from animal rights activists. Campaigners from the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia group are urging authorities to shut down the country's live animal markets, where they say thousands of dogs and cats are bludgeoned to death each week. Video filmed by the activists at markets in Tomohon and Langowan cities on Sulawesi island shows a stomach-churning array of burnt, mutilated animals - including monkeys, cats and bats - being sold openly.
  • The bizarre double-ended car that can be driven forward and back at the same time

    01/24/2018 11:34:56 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The Sun ^ | 23rd January 2018 | Joe Finnerty,
    An Indonesian mechanic spent six months created the two-headed Toyota that has double engines, pedals, gears and steering wheel THIS bizarre two-faced car has been turning heads of confused onlookers - but has now been banned by police. The two-headed Toyota is the brainchild of 71-year-old Indonesian mechanic who spent six months creating the unusual motor. Bizarre two-headed Toyota took six months to buildTATAR IMAJI 7 Bizarre two-headed Toyota took six months to build Roni Gunawan from Bandung in Indonesia's West Java Province split two Toyota Limbo cars in half before welding them back together to create the mirror image....