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  • The Joy of The LORD[ Charismatic Caucus]

    02/05/2016 7:40:47 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The pursuit of happiness is to enter into obedience and not leave. Many of My children are doing their own thing which truly has nothing to do with My Kingdom or The Father's will and in such manner have heaped upon themselves coals of futility weighing themselves down with yokes of bondage. However where My Spirit is there is freedom and in this place you will find My Vessels filled from My Spring of Life within them for there is a well flowing freely that need not be dug again. . . 2 Corinthians 3:17 17 Now the Lord is...
  • Non-alcoholic Guinness now sold in Indonesia

    01/27/2016 9:56:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 27, 2016 01:01 AM | James O’Shea
    Guinness is attempting to become more popular in Indonesia, where alcohol is mostly frowned up by the predominantly Muslim population. The company has developed non-alcoholic Guinness in a bid to win over those who shun alcoholic beverages. [...] The new non-alcoholic beer is called Guinness Zero and is said to be selling very well. There are no plans, however, to sell it anywhere else. The Guinness move comes after after the Indonesian government banned the sale of beer in convenience stores from April 2015 and other small stores. Guinness will continue to sell its regular brew in large supermarkets and...
  • ISIS is starting to expand its presence in Southeast Asia: "Moderate" Indonesia

    01/22/2016 9:18:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/22/2016 | Pamela Engel
    Late last week, ISIS claimed its first attack in Indonesia, which might be a signal that the group is seeking to expand its reach in southeast Asia, according to The New York Times and other news outlets. Though the attack on a shopping center in Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, is the first for which the terrorist group ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, and Daesh) has claimed responsibility in the country, smaller-scale attacks have been carried out by self-identified ISIS sympathizers in the region over the past year. And it appears that ISIS didn't just take credit for the...
  • Bomb blasts reported near Jakarta mall

    01/13/2016 8:19:35 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 87 replies
    ABC News ^ | 14 Jan 2016 | Staff
    Several explosions have been heard in the centre of the Indonesian capital ...
  • Explosions, gunfire heard in Central Jakarta: Reuters

    01/13/2016 8:17:16 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 13, 2016
    Several explosions were heard in the center of the Indonesian capital on Thursday, witnesses told Reuters. Police were not immediately available for comment, but according to the an official Jakarta police Twitter account one explosion went off in front of a shopping centre called the Sarinah mall.
  • UN human rights investigator resigns after Israel refuses visa request

    01/04/2016 3:16:16 PM PST · by Lera · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/04/2016 | Tovah Lazaroff
    Israel is the only country for which the UNHRC has assigned a permanent special investigator. A United Nations special investigator into alleged Israeli human rights abuses in the Palestinian territories resigned Monday citing Israel’s two-year refusal to grant him a visa to the West Bank so he could see the situation first-hand. “I took up this mandate with the understanding that Israel would grant me access as an impartial and objective observer,” Makarim Wibisono said. Wibisono, of Indonesia, was appointed to the post of special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories in 2014. He replaced...
  • Spot five planets at once and a transit of Mercury in 2016

    12/31/2015 11:16:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Batlimore Sun ^ | 12/31/2015 | Scott Dance
    Skywatchers will have many opportunities in 2016 to see just how small we are in the universe. Four days into the new year, hundreds of meteors will dance across the night skies.... Come September, an outer ring of the sun's annular eclipse will be visible across Africa. In between, there will be spectacular shooting stars, super moons, and lunar eclipses to take in. ... From about Jan. 20 to Feb. 20, all five planets that are visible to the naked eye — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn — will occupy the morning sky. This hasn't happened since 2005, according...
  • Screaming in agony, a woman collapses as she and a man are caned under Sharia law in Indonesia [tr]

    12/29/2015 6:28:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 29, 2015 | Jennifer Newton
    Hundreds of people gathered outside a mosque in Indonesia to see a woman scream out in agony after being caned as a punishment for being in 'close proximity' to a man she wasn't married to. Nur Elita was marched to the yard of Baiturrahumim Mosque in Banda Aceh for violating the region's strict Sharia laws, after she allegedly showed affectionate behaviour to a fellow university student. Under the law men and women, who are not spouses, are not allowed to get too close due to the the 'khalwat' offence and punishment is by public caning.
  • Just in Time for Christmas, 'New York Times' Finally Finds Perfect Story

    12/27/2015 3:28:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 27, 201544444 | Michael Walsh
    A once great newspaper's descent into special-interest, sex-obsessed self-parody is now complete. Even if the Gray Lady did have to travel all the way to ladyboy Indonesia to find the subject closest to its Leftist heart just before Christmas. The headline says it all: Transgender Muslims Find a Home for Prayer in Indonesia No, really. As the call to prayer boomed over this midsize university town on a recent Sunday evening, rows of conservatively dressed Muslim women laid out their prayer mats, bowed toward Mecca and murmured prayers in Arabic. As dusk fell, it was a ritual being carried out...
  • Directive 11: Obama's Secret Islamist Plan

    12/20/2015 8:41:50 PM PST · by Ray76 · 64 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Jun 7, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Behind the rise of ISIS, the Libyan Civil War, the unrest in Egypt, Yemen and across the region may be a single classified document.That document is Presidential Study Directive 11.You can download Presidential Study Directive 10 on “Preventing Mass Atrocities” from the White House website, but as of yet no one has been able to properly pry number 11 out of Obama Inc.Presidential Study Directive 10, in which Obama asked for non-military options for stopping genocide, proved to be a miserable failure. The Atrocities Prevention Board’s only use was as a fig leaf for a policy that had caused the...
  • Indonesian police say New Year terror plot foiled, five held

    12/20/2015 12:54:57 AM PST · by csvset · 4 replies
    France24 ^ | 20 dec 2015 | AFP
    JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesian police have foiled a major terror plot with the arrest of several men allegedly linked to a planned suicide bombing in Jakarta during New Year celebrations, according to documents seen on Sunday. During raids in several cities across Java island on Friday and Saturday, police arrested five members of an alleged extremist network and seized chemicals, laboratory equipment and a flag inspired by the Islamic State group. Among those arrested was Asep Urip, a 31-year-old teacher at an Islamic boarding school in Central Java, and his 35-year-old pupil Zaenal, whom police allege was being "groomed" to...
  • AN IMMEDIATE HARVEST AND BREAKTHROUGH

    12/16/2015 4:47:27 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Supernatural responses have been enacted in my children now against the enemies of my heart and the table is about to be turned in their favor bringing my children the breakthrough to not only overcome but to take back the land from the enemy for an immediate Harvest ! He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame. Revelation 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle, and reap, for the...
  • World's most expensive coffee is processed through a cat (Yes, you read that correctly)

    04/21/2012 8:22:39 PM PDT · by Stoat · 82 replies
    KOMO / KATU ^ | April 21, 2012 | Kerry Tomlinson
    PORTLAND, Ore. - This coffee can cost as much as $700 a pound and $80 a cup, and it is processed through the digestive system of a cat. It's said to be the most expensive coffee in the world and it was served up Friday at the International Coffee Expo in Northeast Portland. An Indonesian company brews it here as it is done in cafes in Jakarta. "It is very delicious, very smooth and so luxurious," said Valerie Sindal, director of sales and marketing for ValBeMar Specialty Coffee. Coffee cherries are eaten by Civet cats, processed through their digestive...
  • Saturation[Charismatic Caucus]

    12/09/2015 7:25:40 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 12-9-15 | Holy Spirit,Bible
    Saturate yourself in me my children for truly it is as you drip from my presence change occurs and as The oil of Unity dripped off Aaron's beard down his robe saturating the Tassels of My Word, truly you My Bride must fill your lamps with this Oil of Intimacy for Me to complete you in Me . . . Leviticus 6:13 Fire shall be kept burning continually on the altar; it is not to go out Matthew 14:36 36 They were begging Him that they might only touch the tassel on His robe. And as many as touched it...
  • THE WARFARE OF WORSHIP [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/24/2015 7:23:31 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    bible, the joshua chronicles ^ | bible,Holy Spirit
    Jursidiction is when My Spirit overwhelms the rulers,thrones and principalities with the heavenlies and you shall always find this in worship and praise for it causes an immediate setback and hedge of Holy Fire for My Seraphim guard My Glory and such is the worship of My Children to their KING ! Job 1:6-10 6 Now there was a day when the sons (the angels) of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan (the adversary and accuser) also came among them. 7 And the Lord said to Satan, From where did you come? Then Satan answered the...
  • TRUE VIRTUE [charismatic Caucus]

    11/23/2015 7:44:25 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 11-23-15 | Holy Spirit,Bible
    My opportunities come with decisions made from a righteous mindset and it is only as one decides to walk in Virtue NOT Guile that heavens open and the Highway of Holiness is then revealed before your very eyes as Stephen ~ ~ ~ Acts 6:8-15 8 Now Stephen, full of grace (divine blessing and favor) and power (strength and ability) worked great wonders and signs (miracles) among the people. 9 However, some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (freed Jewish slaves), as it was called, and [of the synagogues] of the Cyrenians and of the Alexandrians...
  • Anonymous Says ISIS Plans Attacks Against 'Paris And The World' Sunday

    11/21/2015 1:34:14 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 43 replies
    International business times ^ | November 21 2015 8:32 AM EST | By David Gilbert @daithaigilbert d.gilbert@ibtimes.com
    UPDATE: 3:05 p.m. EST -- The FBI Saturday said in a statement it is aware of an alleged threat by the Islamic State group to stage an attack on a WWE event scheduled for Atlanta Sunday evening. However, FBI Special Agent in Charge J. Britt Johnson of the Atlanta office said the bureau did not have "specific or credible information of an attack." The FBI is aware of reports of an alleged threat that includes an Atlanta, Georgia, venue and event. ... We have ... made the proper notifications as we continue to work closely with our law-enforcement and private-sector...
  • The Indonesian Jihad Against the Christian Church: This is the most "Moderate" Islamic Country

    11/19/2015 8:03:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/19/2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.Originally published by the Gatestone Institute. In compliance with Islamic demands, Indonesian authorities in the Aceh region have started to tear down Christian churches. Their move comes after Muslim mobs rampaged and attacked churches. At least one person was killed; thousands of Christians were displaced. On Friday, October 9, after being fired up during mosque sermons, hundreds of Muslims marched to the local authority's office and demanded that all unregistered churches in Aceh be closed. Imams issued text messages spurring Muslims from other areas torise up against churchesand...
  • Indonesia plans prison island guarded by crocodiles for drug convicts

    11/10/2015 7:28:22 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | November 9, 2015
    Indonesia's anti-drugs agency has proposed building a prison on an island guarded by crocodiles to hold death row drug convicts, an official said on Monday, an idea that would not be out of place in a James Bond film. The proposal is the pet project of anti-drugs chief Budi Waseso, who plans to visit various parts of the archipelago in his search for fierce reptiles to guard the jail. "We will place as many crocodiles as we can there. I will search for the most ferocious type of crocodile," he was quoted as saying by local news website Tempo.
  • Obama Leads But No One Follows In Climate Change Fight

    11/08/2015 6:20:09 AM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    Energy: The resident wants to decarbonize the planet by killing fossil-fuel production and its high-paying jobs. Almost no other nation is following his lead despite the promises that will be made at the Paris climate summit. Last week we learned in a Reuters report that Asia will build 500 coal-burning electric generation plants this year alone. An additional 1,000 are planned in China, India, Japan, Indonesia and other countries. The latest projections are that 40% of the added power generation in Southeast Asia by 2040 will be coal-fired. Does this sound like a continent that's taking the alarm bells of...
  • This Fighter Might Replace Indonesia's Aging F-5 Fighters (Hint: Not the Su-35)

    10/30/2015 8:28:50 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | October 30, 2015 | Benjamin David Baker
    Indonesia is currently in the process of updating a part of its eclectic mix of military aircraft. The three platforms which represent Jakarta’s most formidable airborne capability are the U.S. General Dynamics (GD) F-16, Russian Sukhoi-27, and Sukhoi-30MK. The Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) reflects the country’s recent history international relations, operating a mixed bag of Russian, U.S., Brazilian, and European aircraft. Since its independence in 1945, the country has fielded aircraft from both sides of the Iron Curtain, often reflecting its political alignment. In 1986s, Indonesia purchased a batch of F-16s, intended to supplement its fleet of F-5E Tigers. However,...
  • Why Is Obama's Meeting with Indonesian President Important?

    10/28/2015 10:24:33 AM PDT · by amorphous · 18 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 16 Oct 2015 | John Sifton
    There are lots of reasons why President Barack Obama is meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo today in Washington. Indonesia doesn't often get the attention it deserves, but it is a key country with major links to the United States. It's in the G7, and millions of its citizens or former citizens live in the US. Most important, Indonesia is the fourth most populated country in the world, with a Muslim population that outstrips all other countries in the Middle East and North Africa in size. Because it has a democratic system of governance, President Obama and other US officials...
  • Obama in secret pact with world's largest Muslim country

    10/27/2015 8:31:31 PM PDT · by amorphous · 75 replies
    WND ^ | 27 Oct 2015 | Curtis Ellis
    President Obama says the U.S. and the worlds largest Muslim country will merge their economies under an agreement whose terms have not been disclosed to Congress or the public. After Obama met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the White House Monday, Widodo said, Indonesia intends to join the TPP, referring to the TransPacific Partnership. Indonesia is the most populous Muslim nation in the world with 250 million people. Obama attended elementary school in the country. I have a very personal interest in Indonesia given the fact that I spent time there as a child and have relatives who are...
  • LAW PUNISHING GAY SEX WITH CANING TAKES EFFECT IN INDONESIA

    10/23/2015 11:44:16 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 24 replies
    AP ^ | 23 Oct 2015 | FAKHRURRADZIE GADE
    The law in Aceh province stipulates that anyone caught having homosexual sex can face up to 100 strokes of a cane, a fine of up to 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of gold (about $37,400) and imprisonment of up to 100 months. Adulterers are also subject to 100 lashes of a cane, but not to the fine or imprisonment.
  • Indonesia to Use Chemical Castration to Punish Paedophiles: Attorney General

    10/21/2015 11:36:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Chanel News Asia ^ | 21 Oct 2015
    Indonesia's president will soon sign a decree authorising the use of chemical castration to punish paedophiles, the attorney general said, following a string of headline-grabbing child sex crimes.Indonesia's President will soon sign a decree authorising the use of chemical castration to punish paedophiles, the attorney general said, following a string of headline-grabbing child sex crimes. Indonesia will join a small group of nations that allows such punishment, including Poland, Russia, and Estonia, as well as some US states. In 2011, South Korea became the first Asian country to use chemical castration as a punishment. "We are very concerned about child...
  • Indonesia's Aceh Province Tears Down Churches After Religious Violence

    10/20/2015 8:22:06 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/19/15 | Kanupriya Kapoor
    Authorities in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province on Monday began tearing down several small Christian churches after hardline Muslims demanded their closure, citing a lack of building permits, and following religious violence. Tensions are high among the ethnically and religiously diverse population of Aceh Singkil, where last week a mob burned down a church, leaving one person dead and forcing thousands of Christians to flee the area. Armed police and military troops have been deployed to the area and evacuees have returned. Indonesia has the world's largest Muslim population and the vast majority of its citizens practice a moderate form of...
  • Christian churches to be closed over Muslim groups pressure in Indonesia province

    10/19/2015 2:08:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/18/15 | Pamela Geller
    Remember, Obama grew up in moderate Indonesia. Why doesnt he ever address the vicious oppression, subjugation and supremacism of Islam in Muslim countries? Why is he constantly campaigning for Islam as a religion of peace? He is disingenuous and dangerous.Photo above: Residents walk near a burned church to attend Sunday mass at Suka Makmur Village in Aceh Singkil, Indonesia Aceh province, October 18, 2015 YT Haryono / Reuters Christian churches in Indonesia province to be closed over Muslim groups pressure, By RT, October 17, 2015Authorities in an Indonesian province in Northern Sumatra have decided to shut down several Christian...
  • Muslims Came To Destroy This Church, Christians Had a BIG Surprise Waiting or Them!

    10/18/2015 8:37:21 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    conservative post ^ | October 16, 2015
    The province of Aceh in Indonesia (Where Muslims are considered moderate) became the first in the nation to have officially introduced Sharia law strict adherence to Islamic law. So what did they do after adopting Koranic law? Within days, they decided that every Christian church in the province needed to be licensed under Sharia, and were thus illegal, as the BBC reported. So did they petition to government to fine them for this non-existent crime? Of course not. The savages decided to burn the Churches to the ground. So a mob of nearly 750 Muslims in Aceh attacked a...
  • Directive 11: Obamas Secret Islamist Plan [What's behind the rise of ISIS and Middle Easts wars]

    06/08/2015 8:29:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/08/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Behind the rise of ISIS, the Libyan Civil War, the unrest in Egypt, Yemen and across the region may be a single classified document.That document is Presidential Study Directive 11.You can download Presidential Study Directive 10 on Preventing Mass Atrocities from the White House website, but as of yet no one has been able to properly pry number 11 out of Obama Inc.Presidential Study Directive 10, in which Obama asked for non-military options for stopping genocide, proved to be a miserable failure. The Atrocities Prevention Boards only use was as a fig leaf for a policy that had caused the...
  • Hog-Nosed Shrew Rat Is 'Exciting' New Species

    10/06/2015 12:21:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 6, 2015
    Scientists say the rat is part of an "amazing group of rodents" only found in a remote part of Sulawesi Island in Indonesia.A new species of rat has been discovered on an island in Indonesia. The previously unknown hog-nosed shrew rat (Hyorhinomys stuempkei) was found in a remote and mountainous region of Sulawesi Island located about two days' hike from the closest village. Scientists consider the rat so exceptional that they have described it not only as a new species but a new genus - a step up from the "new species" label. The rat was discovered by an international...
  • 2 suspected Indonesian lesbians to undergo 'rehabilitation'

    10/03/2015 12:17:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 3, 2015 | The Associated Press
    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) Two suspected lesbians detained earlier this week by Islamic Shariah police in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province will undergo what an official described Saturday as "rehabilitation," and won't be charged with a crime. The women, 18 and 19 years old, were taken in for questioning Monday night by Sharia police officers who saw them sitting and hugging each other in Ulee Lheue, a coastal neighborhood in the capital, Banda Aceh, according to the law enforcement Shariah police chief, Evendi Latief. "They later confessed to be a lesbian couple and that was supported by pictures found on...
  • OPECs Family Feud

    09/28/2015 5:47:49 AM PDT · by thackney · 17 replies
    Hellenic Shipping News ^ | 9/28/2015 | Hellenic Shipping News
    When Venezuelan Oil Minister Juan Pablo Prez Alfonso resigned in 1963, he blasted the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, at the time torn by internal rivalries, for failing to produce any benefits for his country. Half a century later, OPEC is still split and Venezuela is again unhappy, this time at the unwillingness of the organizations top producer, Saudi Arabia, to rescue oil prices from a six-year low thats dragging the battered Venezuelan economy into an even deeper crisis. On Sept. 10, Venezuelas oil minister, Eulogio del Pino, tweeted appeals for OPEC and non-OPEC countries to have a discussion on...
  • Unearthed: Chris Matthews Reports Obama Born In Indonesia And Has Islamic Background

    Chris Matthews reported back on December 18th, 2007 that 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama was born in Indonesia and has an Islamic background. Video at link
  • So Is Barack Obama a Muslim or What?

    09/21/2015 7:04:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/21/2015 | Jack Cashill
    The fallacy that President Obama is a Muslim has tripped up many a politician, said NPRs Jessica Taylor hopefully on Friday, and on Thursday night, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump was its latest victim. Trumps presumed faux pas was his failure to correct a questioner who asserted that Barack Obama was a Muslim. Taylors real error as a reporter, like that of all her mainstream colleagues, was to dismiss the questioners assertion as a fallacy without providing any evidence to the contrary. Strange but true, reporters pride themselves on knowing nothing about Obamas roots. Last month, for instance, Catherine Thompson...
  • Lawmakers to Report Speaker to Ethics Council Over Trump Stunt

    09/07/2015 11:21:18 PM PDT · by make no mistake · 19 replies
    Jakarta Globe ^ | September 7, 2015 | Markus Junianto Sihaloho
    Jakarta. Several members of Indonesia's House of Representives say they will report the speaker and a deputy speaker to the House's Ethics Council over a controversial appearance the two made at a campaign event for US billionaire Donald Trump. House Speaker Setya Novanto and Fadli Zon, one of his deputies, appeared at a press conference in New York last week held by Trump, who wants to run for president of the United States. Charles Honoris, a member of Commission I, which deals with foreign affairs among other issues, said he and several colleagues would formally report the House leaders on...
  • Indonesias House Speaker Makes Unexpected Appearance at Trump Rally

    09/05/2015 4:08:38 AM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 25 replies
    The Jakarta Globe ^ | 11/04/2015 | Staffer
    Jakarta. Indonesias parliamentary speaker and one of his deputies made a surprise appearance at a campaign event by US presidential candidate Donald Trump in New York on Thursday, in a stunt both the House and the Foreign Ministry said they were not aware of. Both Setya Novanto, the speaker of the House of Representatives, and Fadli Zon, a deputy speaker, were seen standing in a group of people behind Trump as he spoke at the Trump Tower. Business Insider reported that after he finished speaking, Trump walked away from the podium only to return with Setya, whom he introduced to...
  • Defense Ministry to replace F-5 tiger aircraft with Sukhoi-35 jets

    09/03/2015 6:32:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    ANTARANEWS.com ^ | 3 September 2015
    Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Defense Ministry has decided to replace a squadron of aging American-made F-5 E/F Tiger jet fighters with Russian-made Sukhoi SU-35 aircraft. "We have agreed to buy a squadron of Sukhoi SU-35s from Russia to replace the F-5 Tiger jet fighters," Defense Minister, Ryamizard Ryacudu, said after conducting an impromptu inspection of weapons owned by the Army in Jakarta on Wednesday. Ryacudu explained that the reason for purchasing the Sukhoi jets was that the Indonesian Air Force's (TNI AUs) pilots were more accustomed to operating the Russia-made jet fighters. "Now we have jet fighters made by...
  • Indonesian state to punish dating teens with marriage for breaking curfew

    09/02/2015 10:09:32 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 13 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | 09/02/2015 | Express Tribune
    In a bid to reign in fraternization between young men and women, authorities in the picturesque state of West Java in Indonesia have decided to impose an early curfew of 9pm. If any couple is caught dating after the curfew, they will be punished by being forced to marry each other. This unconventional law will be implemented from September 2. Local government in Purwakarta decided that instead of throwing teenagers into jail, or extracting a fine from them, it was better that they learn the harsher truths of life early on. Moreover, such teens may get what they ultimately desire;...
  • When India sought covert United States help to tackle the triple squeeze of 1965

    08/25/2015 2:37:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | August 25, 2015 | Sushant Singh
    At the peak of the 1965 war with Pakistan, India had asked the United States to covertly provide experts to work with Indian military officials to tackle the Chinese threat. This request was made to the US Embassy in Delhi by L K Jha, principal secretary to prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, on September 18, 1965, after India detected Chinese movements in battalion strength on the eastern border of Ladakh and in Chumbi Valley. Worried by indications that China was getting ready for military action against India to relieve the pressure on Pakistan, Jha stressed to the embassy that providing...
  • Plane with 54 on board crashes in remote Indonesian region

    08/16/2015 1:36:04 PM PDT · by Jemian · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:37pm EDT | Kanupriya Kapoor and Fergus Jensen
    An aircraft with 54 people on board crashed in Indonesia's remote and mountainous region of Papua on Sunday, a government official said, the latest in a string of aviation disasters in the Southeast Asian nation. "The latest information is that the Trigana aircraft that lost contact has been found at Camp 3, Ok Bape district in the Bintang Mountains regency," Air Transportation Director General Suprasetyo told reporters. "Residents provided information that the aircraft crashed into Tangok mountain." There was no immediate word on whether anyone survived.
  • Daily Times See realtime coverage Indonesian plane with 54 people on board missing

    08/16/2015 6:38:40 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    Reutuers ^ | 8/16/15 | KANUPRIYA KAPOOR AND FERGUS JENSEN
    An Indonesian twin-turboprop aircraft carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday in the remote, forested eastern Papua region, the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) said, with search efforts hampered by failing light as night falls. "We can't confirm it has crashed. We can say contact has been lost with the plane," BASARNAS chief Bambang Soelystyo told Reuters by telephone. "It's a Trigana airline plane carrying 54 people including five crew. We are working to get more details."
  • Indonesian plane carrying 54 loses contact in Papua: Officials

    08/16/2015 3:09:27 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    AFP - Zee News ^ | August 16 | Staff
    Jakarta: An Indonesian passenger plane carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control Sunday during a flight in the rugged easternmost province of Papua, officials said. The Trigana Air ATR 42 turboprop plane lost contact just before 3:00 pm (0600 GMT) after taking off from Sentani airport in Papua`s capital Jayapura on a flight to Oksibil, the search and rescue agency said on Twitter.
  • Australia says initial MH370 debris drift models gave wrong clues

    08/04/2015 8:32:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Aug 4, 2015 9:59pm EDT
    Initial models of where potential debris from a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet might first wash up had incorrectly identified Indonesia as the most likely location, the Australian body leading the search said on Wednesday. Flight MH370 disappeared without a trace in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board and search efforts have focused on a broad expanse of the southern Indian Ocean off Western Australia. A piece of aircraft debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion last week roughly 3,700 km (2,300 miles) from the expected crash zone was consistent with where the plane...
  • 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 Obamas 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 Kenyas 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 arent 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 newstudy appears to answer contentious questions about the onset and cause of Earths 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...