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  • 'Psychic’ claims Bible ‘hidden code’ predicts Spain will be DESTROYED by a killer mega-tsunami

    04/25/2017 8:41:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies ^ | By John Shammas | Updated: 10th April 2017, 8:54 am
    It is claimed that the passages predict “everyone will flee” as “young men [are] left to pieces” A CONSPIRACY theorist has claimed that The Bible holds “hidden” passages which predict Spain will be destroyed by a giant tsunami. According to a ‘psychic’ who goes by the name T Chase, Cumbre Vieja on La Palma – not far from tourist hotspot Tenerife – will be hit first. It is claimed the devastation will be triggered when a volcano on the Canary Islands erupts, sparking huge tidal waves. North Africa would then be hit next, it is claimed. The passages which it...
  • General Motors fires 2,700 in Venezuela after plant closure: workers

    04/24/2017 8:32:13 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 24, 2017 | Corina Pons
    General Motors' (GM.N) Venezuelan subsidiary has sent a message to almost 2,700 staff informing them that they are no longer employed by the company and had received severance pay in their bank accounts, according to two employees. A Venezuelan court last week ordered the seizure of the company's Valencia plant, ruling in favor of two dealers that had filed a case in 2000 against the subsidiary on grounds they had not complied with an agreed sale of 10,000 vehicles. Workers say that before the seizure was announced, GM had been dismantling the plant, which has not produced a car since...
  • Spanish Woman Jailed Over Twitter Terrorism Joke

    04/23/2017 7:33:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Local ^ | 16 April 2017
    When she posted jokes on Twitter about a 1973 assassination committed by Spain's Basque separatist group ETA, Cassandra Vera never for one moment thought they would land her a one-year jail sentence. But last month, one of Spain's top criminal courts found the 21-year-old guilty of "justifying terrorism" and humiliating its victims - the latest in a series of such convictions for social media pranks that has the country divided, and partisans of free speech worried. "They ruined my life," Vera tweeted about the 13 posts about the 1973 murder of Luis Carrero Blanco, the prime minister and heir-apparent of...
  • Muslim driver mows down five pedestrians in Spain

    04/17/2017 5:12:37 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 23 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 17 April 2017 | Pamela Geller
    A 20-YEAR-OLD MOROCCAN, WHO HAD ONLY PASSED HIS DRIVING TEST TWO MONTHS AGO, KNOCKED DOWN FIVE PEOPLE AS THEY WAITED FOR A BUS NEAR THE LA CAIXA HEAD OFFICES ALONG THE AVENIDAS IN THE CENTRE OF PALMA. The incident happened at 10.15am on Saturday when the driver lost control of his vehicle, mounted the pavement and drove in to the five people, four tourists from Galicia, aged between 60 and 70, and a local resident aged 25. The Moroccan driver tested negative for alcohol but was arrested for dangerous driving. A fleet of ambulances, the National Police and local police...
  • "I'll Push You": Man pushes best friend in wheelchair 500 miles across Spain

    04/17/2017 2:23:25 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 6 replies
    The Today Show ^ | April 15, 2017 | Ashley Majeski
    Trekking 500 miles across Spain is no easy task for anyone, but for wheelchair userJustin Skeesuck, achieving the dream seemed nearly impossible. However, Skeesuck’s lifelong best friend, Patrick Gray, simply didn’t accept that idea. “We've done everything together so far. Why not have one more adventure?” Gray told TODAY. “So there was just no other response in my head than yeah, I'll push you.” That’s exactly what he did — pushing Skeesuck, whom he has known all his life — across northern Spain’s Camino de Santiago trail. Skeesuck, who has Multifocal Acquired Motor Axonopathy, a neuromuscular disease similar to ALS,...
  • Hello From Spain

    04/17/2017 7:12:37 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 134 replies
    Vanity ^ | 4/17/2017 | Oshkalaboomboom
    Because my wife wanted to be closer to her Grandchildren who live in England and we were looking to retire I decided to leave America and move to Spain in March 2016. Since I didn't know how busy it was going to be I left FR also but now that we are settled in I can afford to spend a bit more time on the site and share my impressions of the country. Spain has a lot of things conservatives would actually appreciate and I wish America would follow their lead. The most admired thing there is no entitlement mentality...
  • Spain ramps up border checks with Gibraltar under Schengen move as tensions tighten over Brexit

    04/07/2017 10:15:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:43 EDT, 7 April 2017 | Nick Enoch
    Spain said today it had stepped up border controls with Gibraltar under a scheduled move by the EU’s Schengen zone. The announcement comes amid rising friction over the British territory caused by Brexit. The interior ministry said it had intensified controls at the crossing point to Gibraltar, a rocky outcrop in Spain’s southern tip, in line with rules introduced on Friday for boosting security on the Schengen perimeter. […] The new rules coincide with a flare-up of tensions surrounding the rocky outcrop, which Spain ceded to Britain in 1713 but wants back. The European Union, reacting to Britain’s decision to...
  • Farmer Found Guilty of Murdering US Pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago

    04/07/2017 3:38:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    The Local ^ | 6 April 2017
    Denise Thiem disappeared on the camino de Santiago on April 5th 2015. Photo issued by Thiem Family A farmer from northern Spain has been found guilty of the brutal murder of American Denise Thiem, who went missing as she walked the pilgrimage route to Santiago. Miguel Angel Muñoz Blas, 41, was convicted by a court in León on Wednesday of the murder of a 40-year-old woman whose body was discovered on his land five months after she disappeared while walking the Camino de Santiago. Denise Pikka Thiem, from Arizona, was last seen on April 5th 2015 in a rural area...
  • Auto supplier Grupo Antolin to open Alabama facility with 150 jobs

    04/05/2017 10:32:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Alabama Newscenter ^ | April 1, 2017 | Jerry Underwood
    Gov. Robert Bentley recently announced that global auto supplier Grupo Antolin plans to invest nearly $10.4 million to establish a manufacturing facility in Jefferson County that will employ 150 people by 2020. The Birmingham-area location will add to Spain-based Grupo Antonlin’s extensive worldwide operating footprint, which includes 161 production plants and 25 technical and commercial offices in 26 countries. Antolin Alabama Inc. will put its facility in an existing building at Jefferson Metropolitan Park in McCalla, with a build-out underway. Total investment is projected to be $10.35 million. The average hourly wage for Alabama workers is estimated at $19.13. “Creating...
  • What are the Odds of Britain Going to War with Spain?

    04/04/2017 6:06:02 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    After several hundred years of complaining about the UK ownership of Gibraltar, Spain is looking set to make a final play for the territory. Gibraltar has long been recognized internationally as belonging to Britain with only Spain criticizing the position; and the Brexit negotiations may be their last real chance of getting it. One of the most decisive and well-managed military actions of modern history was former Prime Minister Margret Thatcher, responding to the Argentinian invasion of the Falkland Islands. Nowadays, Thatcher is much maligned by the left, but few would criticize her leadership during the time of the crisis....
  • Theresa May Says She Will 'Never' Cede Gibraltar to Spain

    04/03/2017 1:58:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Local ^ | 3 April 2017
    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday insisted that she would "never" allow Gibraltar to slip from British control against the wishes of Gibraltarians as the issue took centre-stage in early Brexit wranglings. May told Chief Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo that "we will never enter into arrangements under which the people of Gibraltar would pass under the sovereignty of another state against their freely and democratically expressed wishes." Her comments came as Spain pledged it would not close its border post-Brexit with the 6.7-square-kilometre (2.6-square-mile) British overseas territory on the southern tip of Spain.
  • Woman Gets Jail Term for Tweets as Critics Worry About Free Speech in Spain

    03/31/2017 1:44:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Local ^ | 29 March 2017
    A Spanish court on Wednesday sentenced a young woman to jail for posting jokes on Twitter about the 1973 assassination of a senior figure in the Franco dictatorship. The National Audience, Spain's top criminal court, found Cassandra Vera, 21, guilty of glorifying terrorism and humiliating victims of terrorism and slapped her with a one-year jail term. She is unlikely to spend time behind bars though as offenders of non-violent crimes with a sentence of under two years do not serve time in jail. Vera published 13 tweets between 2013 and 2016 about the assassination of Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, the...
  • Spain will have veto over Gibraltar in Brexit talks [says EU prez Tusk]

    03/31/2017 1:31:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies ^ | 31 March 2017 13:21 CEST+02:00 | The Local/AFP
    In what was widely hailed as a victory for Spain, the EU said Spain must have a say over whether any deal after Brexit applies to the British territory of Gibraltar, over which London and Madrid have rowed for 300 years. “After the United Kingdom leaves the union, no agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom may apply to the territory of Gibraltar without the agreement between the Kingdom of Spain and the United Kingdom,” the guidelines released by EU president Donald Tusk say. The tiny British overseas territory on Spain’s southern tip has long been the subject of...
  • The Potter's Hand[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/31/2017 7:49:24 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are more than just just a tongue of men and angels , Yeah more than this, for your purpose and life is mine for I hold you in My Hand as a songbird singing out My Love for My Children. So do not cage My Love but set it completely free for only through this freedom shall they receive My unconditional Love " Through Grace " carved out in My Word for truly the words I desire for you to form from their mouths upon their tongues are Eternal Life all from the fruit from The Tree of Life....
  • TOOLS OF JIHAD Shocking police pictures reveal 10,000-weapon arsenal including howitzers...

    03/17/2017 8:18:35 AM PDT · by Gritty · 53 replies
    The Sun ^ | March 15, 2017 | Danny Collins
    <p>POLICE last night revealed an arsenal of more than 10,000 weapons destined for the hands of terrorists and organised gangs around Europe.</p> <p>A continent-wide operation stopped weapons including anti-aircraft guns, howitzers and grenades falling into the hands of extremists in France, Spain and Belgium.</p>
  • Huge weapons haul seized by Spanish police

    03/14/2017 8:56:56 AM PDT · by CtBigPat · 28 replies ^ | 3/14/2017 | BBC
    Spanish Police have released striking pictures of a huge weapons haul seized from an organised crime group. It includes over 10,000 assault rifles, machine guns, pistols, revolvers, and 400 shells and grenades. The guns and ammunition were seized in January during an operation against firearms trafficking.
  • Now is the time for your walk of Faith[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2017 1:33:37 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    bible, Holy Spirit, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-6-17 | bible, The Joshua Chronicles
    I wait upon the waters for you in the midst of your storm. Now is the time for your walk of Faith . . . Step out of doubt and find your trust knowing I am The finisher of your faith and come to me even now for I have laid a table before you to eat from, for my showbread "declares" life everlasting "IS" yours right now ! "Come" for I AM The Peace for your heart. I have met you with a Yes and Amen now walk in your answer for you have received your request. Matthew 14:22-33...
  • France, Germany, Spain, Italy call for a multi-speed Europe

    03/06/2017 3:20:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2017 2:33 PM EST | Sylvie Corbet
    Leaders of France, Germany, Spain and Italy have called for a European Union which allows groups of member states to advance at their own pace, in a joint effort to cushion the impact of the Brexit. French president François Hollande hosted his counterparts on Monday evening in Versailles, near Paris, to prepare for a larger EU meeting later this week. “Europe must be able to draw the consequences of the Brexit,” he said in a joint statement with the other leaders of the European Union’s major economies. […] Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni joined...
  • Ex-IMF Chief Found Guilty of Embezzlement will NOT Go to Jail

    03/04/2017 10:34:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Local (Spain) ^ | 3 March 2017
    Spain's anti-corruption prosecutor on Friday allowed former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato to remain free and without judicial supervision despite a jail sentence of four years and six months for embezzlement. Rato, who is also a former Spanish economy minister, will now remain at liberty until the court rules definitively on his case. Rato was sentenced on February 23 for misusing funds when he was the boss of two Spanish banks. He was tried with 64 other former executives and board members, accused of misusing €12 million ($12.7 million) between 2003 and 2012. He is expected to file an appeal.
  • 100 customers flee Spanish restaurant without paying [Flash Diners?]

    03/03/2017 8:13:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | 03 March 2017 - 12H20 | Staff
    MADRID (AFP) - Spanish police were on Friday hunting more than a hundred restaurant customers who fled without paying the bill. The party enjoyed a 2,000-euro ($2,100) banquet on Monday at the Hotel Carmen restaurant in Bembibre, northern Spain, before promptly doing a runner. "They were dancing, then suddenly they had disappeared. In one minute, a hundred people had left," restaurant boss Antonio Rodriguez told Cadena Ser radio. "They didn't leave in little groups -- no, they went all at once." Restaurant staff were unable to stop them, Rodriguez said. "You can't do anything when there's so many of them."...