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  • Obama Braces for Donald Trump Questions From World Leaders

    05/22/2016 8:13:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | GARDINER HARRIS
    Officially, the top world leaders who gather Thursday at the Group of 7 summit meeting will talk about shared concerns, like global trade or the Islamic State. But their private discussions are likely to cover a topic that is not on the agenda: Donald J. Trump. President Obama now hears questions in his meetings with world leaders about whether Mr. Trump has a realistic shot at becoming president. For months, Mr. Obama has answered those questions with an emphatic “no.” But this week’s summit meeting in Japan is the first among major allies since Mr. Trump moved decisively toward securing...
  • Trump: The world's a total mess; I can fix it, Hillary can't

    05/20/2016 8:33:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-20-16 | Fox & Friends
    May. 20, 2016 - 10:24 - Presumptive GOP nominee speaks out on EgyptAir crash
  • Clinton says "whole world" wants her to beat Trump

    05/04/2016 12:54:28 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 112 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Talk about raising the stakes: Hillary Clinton says the “whole world” is pulling for her to defeat Donald Trump in November’s election.
  • This world map shows every country’s major export

    04/02/2016 12:28:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/02/2016 | Joe Myers, World Economic Forum
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch Do you know what your country’s biggest export is? Now, thanks to this map put out by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, you can find out. The map does not include the export of services, but highlights some interesting insights and global trends. Part of their Transforming World Atlas, the report highlights “how many countries in the world are dependent on commodities as the primary source of foreign income.” In a volatile global commodities market, it is a reminder of the risk posed by falling oil prices to economies around the world. The...
  • MEMRI: Arab world self-criticism in wake of Brussels attacks

    03/29/2016 7:04:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    inn ^ | 3/29/16 | Hillel Fendel
    Following the Islamic jihadist terrorist attacks in Brussels last week that killed 35 and wounded over 300, the Arab press reacted with blame for the West and certain countries in the region for supporting terrorism. A columnist for the Palestinian Authority (PA) daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, for instance, wrote recently that ISIS lacks the power and ability to carry out massive attacks like those in Paris and Brussels, and that they were actually orchestrated by Israel, using ISIS as a tool. Now, however, MEMRI – the Middle East Media Research, based in Washington, D.C. – reports on several noteworthy and self-critical...
  • The Meatgrinder of World War I [Verdun]

    03/19/2016 9:04:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 19, 2016 | Robert Bateman
    There is no quick route by which one may approach Verdun. No superhighway passes through this sleepy town, nor do any of France’s fabled “Trains de Grande Vitesse” stop here. There is only the local line, and even that humbled creaking route terminates in Verdun. In the end, one can only come to this hallowed ground slowly, by a small four-car train or by narrow two-lane road. This is as it should be. Some 250,000 men died in these few square miles of turf, and one should not rush into a graveyard.
  • Citi: World economy trapped in ‘death spiral’

    02/05/2016 8:50:37 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/05/16 | Katy Barnato
    The global economy seems trapped in a "death spiral" that could lead to further weakness in oil prices, recession and a serious equity bear market, Citi strategists have warned. Some analysts -- including those at Citi -- have turned bearish on the world economy this year, following an equity rout in January and weaker economic data out of China and the U.S. "The world appears to be trapped in a circular reference death spiral," Citi strategists led by Jonathan Stubbs said in a report on Thursday. "Stronger U.S. dollar, weaker oil/commodity prices, weaker world trade/petrodollar liquidity, weaker EM (and global...
  • Anyone else feel anxious as world collapses before our eyes?

    01/30/2016 10:27:55 AM PST · by Randall_S · 123 replies
    Me ^ | January 30, 2016 | Randall S
    Consider the following: - The Democrats have no viable candidates, and one very well may be indicted - The Republican Party is imploding/being made irrelevant by Trump - The country has no borders - The Middle East and North Africa are in chaos - Fox News and many conservative pundits have lost respect of their audiences - Europe is being fundamentally changed by an Islamic invasion, and is tilting toward civil war - The "Pope" has more interest in Palestinians than he does Catholics - The world economy is as shaky today as it was in 2008 Any other seismic...
  • Russian Federation moves up in Transparency International's 2015 corruption index

    01/28/2016 10:34:41 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 4 replies
    Bonham Journal ^ | January 28, 2016 | Sergio Higgins
    Denmark retained the top spot in the rankings as the country perceived as most clean, while North Korea and Somalia were the worst performers, each scoring just eight on the TI scale to 100. The other top spots, from second to ninth, were occupied by Finland, Sweden, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Singapore and Canada. In Transparency International's corruption perceptions index report for 2015, Nigeria ranked very low, at 136 out of 168 countries.
  • Dengue fever outbreak in Hawaii has global impact

    01/21/2016 12:47:13 PM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/21/2015 | Jennifer Abbasi
    Experts warn that we should be prepared for more dengue in the US and around the world. ‘Hawaii is a piece of a much bigger phenomenon that’s happening globally,’ says Dr. Peter Hotez at Baylor College of Medicine. It’s peak tourism season in Hawaii, and the state’s Department of Health has issued a warning for visitors and residents: dengue fever is spreading on the Big Island. More than 150 people on Hawaii Island have been infected with the mosquito-borne virus.
  • World's wealthiest 62 people now own as much as poorest half of population

    01/18/2016 3:12:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01/18/16
    Oxfam study also finds richest one per cent on the planet is now worth more than the rest of everyone else put together The world's richest 62 people are worth as much as the planet's poorest 3.6 billion put together, according to new research. Oxfam study also finds richest one per cent on the planet is now worth more than the rest of everyone else put together And the richest one per cent on the planet is now worth more than the rest of everyone else put together. The report - highlighting "runaway inequality" - was published by Oxfam ahead...
  • Obama, King Of The World? It's Quite Possible

    01/13/2016 6:16:36 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/12/2016 | THOMAS MCARDLE
    IBD warned over a year and a half ago that President Obama wasn't about to spend his post-presidency building houses, like Jimmy Carter, but that there were discernible signs that he would seek to become secretary-general of the United Nations. In the West Point speech he gave in May 2014, IBD pointed out that the president denied the reality of the American global decline he has engineered. "Think about it," he told the assembled cadets. "Our military has no peer." It was disturbingly similar to Carter's pathetic 1979 "malaise" speech, in which Carter boasted of "the outward strength of America,...
  • Obama: USA militarily stronger than when he took office?

    01/13/2016 5:46:05 AM PST · by DBCJR · 30 replies
    "We spend more on our military than the next eight nations combined."
  • Stratfor has 11 chilling predictions for what the world will look like in 10 years

    12/26/2015 9:29:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/26/2015 | Armin Rosen
    Earlier this year, private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, recently published its Decade Forecast in which it projects the next 10 years of global political and economic developments. While international analysts often try their hand at predicting the major events of the coming year, Stratfor believes that it's identified the major trends of the next 10. In many ways, Stratfor thinks the world a decade from now will be more dangerous place, with US power waning and other prominent countries experiencing a period of chaos and decline. 1. Russia will collapse ... "There will not be an uprising against...
  • Timeline of the worst mass shooting incidents across the globe over the past two decades

    12/04/2015 10:44:46 AM PST · by TBP · 3 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Friday, December 14, 2012, 6:12 PM | REUTERS
    Here is a timeline of some of the worst shooting incidents carried out by one or two gunmen around the world in the past two decades.
  • Report: The World Will Run Out of Breathable Air Unless Carbon Is Cut

    12/03/2015 2:27:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 80 replies
    Takepart.com on Yahoo ^ | 12/3/15 | Taylor Hill
    As representatives from 195 nations gather in Paris to hammer out a global agreement to slash greenhouse gas emissions, a new study finds that the failure to do so could leave the world gasping for breath. Marine plants such as phytoplankton are estimated to produce more than half the Earth’s atmospheric oxygen, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. For the study, Sergei Petrovskii, an applied mathematics professor at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, calculated how unrestrained global warming could affect phytoplankton and thus the ocean’s ability to generate breathable air. He ran computer models that...
  • lefty frizzell the one and only lp

    12/02/2015 12:42:55 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1962 | Lefty Frizzell
    Lefty Frizzell ‎– The One And Only Lefty Frizzell
  • In Fulfillment of Biblical Prophecy, the World Turns Against Jerusalem

    10/20/2015 5:46:09 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 9/10/2015 | Rivkan Lambert Adler
    As seen through multiple recent events, the nations of the world are increasing their efforts to weaken or remove Jewish sovereignty in Jerusalem. Is this a fulfillment of Zechariah 12:3’s prophecy that, at the End of Days, the nations of the earth will gather against Jerusalem? In the 1920s, the Muslims began calling the Kotel (Western Wall) the Al-Buraq Wall and the Kotel Plaza the Buraq Plaza. According to Muslim tradition, Al-Buraq was a horse with wings that carried Muhammad back and forth between Mecca and Jerusalem. Historically, the Kotel is a part of the outer, western retaining wall of...
  • SeaWorld banned from breeding killer whales in San Diego – but is allowed to double the size of [tr]

    10/09/2015 6:18:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2015 | Lydia Willgress
    The California Coastal Commission has banned SeaWorld from breeding captive killer whales in San Diego. The ban is one of the conditions SeaWorld must uphold as it doubles the size of the tanks used to hold the animals at the park. Animal rights activists praised Thursday's decision, which will see 11 orcas remain at the tourist attraction.
  • How we get to World War III

    10/07/2015 9:07:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    American Enterprise Inst. ^ | 10/7/15 | Danielle Pletka
    NATO’s SecGen Jens Stoltenberg today warned the Russians about their violation of Turkish airspace in ongoing Russian air operations over Syria. It was only the latest warning from NATO about Russian violations of various NATO nations’ airspace and assorted other antics. But today’s incursion — which prompted a nasty threat from Turkey about what would happen if the Russians make the same mistake again — only underscores what a dangerous place the world has become since Barack Obama became president. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg listens as US President Barack Obama speaks during their meeting in the Oval Office of the...
  • World on track for warming 'far above' 2C target: analysts

    09/02/2015 1:00:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 9/2/15 | Mariette Le Roux
    Bonn (AFP) - Inadequate national targets for curbing climate-altering greenhouse gases meant emissions would be "far above" the level required to stave off disastrous global warming, analysts warned Wednesday. Instead of the UN-targeted ceiling of two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) of average warming over pre-Industrial Revolution levels, the world was on track for 2.9-3.1 C by 2100, according to the Climate Action Tracker (CAT), a tool developed by a consortium of four research organisations. "The climate targets so far submitted to the UN by governments collectively lead to global emissions far above the levels needed to hold warming to...
  • Books by British historians that focus on Red Army atrocities are stripped from Russian [tr]

    08/06/2015 9:10:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 6, 2015 | Tom Wyke
    Russian officials have ordered to inspect and remove books by well-known British historians John Keegan and Antony Beevor from libraries, saying they promote Nazi-era stereotypes. The move is among a raft of measures to streamline historical narrative by limiting alternative viewpoints, as well as ending the perceived foreign influence from fields such as education. The regional education ministry in Sverdlovsk, near the Ural Mountains, issued a decree telling school and university libraries to 'check the availability of books' by the historians and 'take measures to remove them from access by students and teaching staff'.
  • How World War III became possible

    07/01/2015 3:07:23 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 68 replies
    Vox (Vox.com) ^ | June 29, 2015 | Max Fisher
    It was in August 2014 that the real danger began, and that we heard the first warnings of war. That month, unmarked Russian troops covertly invaded eastern Ukraine, where the separatist conflict had grown out of its control. The Russian air force began harassing the neighboring Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, which are members of NATO. The US pledged that it would uphold its commitment to defend those countries as if they were American soil, and later staged military exercises a few hundred yards from Russia's border.Both sides came to believe that the other had more drastic intentions....
  • Obama: World does not believe Israel serious about two-state solution

    06/02/2015 2:05:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 6/2/15 | HERB KEINON \
    The international community does not believe that Israel is serious about a two-state solution, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has placed so many conditions to its establishment that it is unrealistic to think it could come into existence in the near future, US President Barack Obama said Tuesday. Obama, in a Channel 2 interview, said that Netanyahu was “fairly unequivocal” in his statement the day before the election that a Palestinian state would not emerge under his watch. Since then, Obama said, Netanyahu has made comments indicating that there is a possibility of a Palestinian state, but added so many...
  • Russia Calls the United States a Joke to the World

    06/01/2015 10:01:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 6/1/15 | Leon Puissegur
    Ever wonder why Obama does not sit with Putin? Because Obama does not want to be seen with a man who knows what he is doing, even if some of it may be against our own nation. But herein lies the problem: Obama and Kerry both are powerless in the world, and Russia and the world know this—they laugh and joke about how incompetent both of these men really are and at how dumb they look in the eyes of the world. When was the last time anyone heard of our leaders being laughed at, scorned at nearly every word?...
  • OBAMA: I’VE RESTORED THE US AS THE ‘MOST RESPECTED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD’

    06/01/2015 7:10:41 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/1/2015 | Pam Key
    Monday while President Barack Obama was answering questions at a town hall with YSEALI Fellows, an exchange program for community leaders from ASEAN, The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, he said his administration has restored the Untied States as the “the most respected country on earth.” Obama said, “People don’t remember, but when I came into office, the Untied States in world opinion ranked below China and just barley above Russia, and today once again, the Untied States is the most respected country on earth. Part of that I think is because of the work we did to reengage the...
  • Obama: Under My Presidency, U.S. ‘The Most Respected Country In The World’ [VIDEO]

    06/01/2015 3:01:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/1/15 | Al Weaver
    President Barack Obama said Monday that his administration has lifted the U.S. to become “the most respected country in the world.” Obama made the claim during a discussion with Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Fellows at the White House. PRESIDENT OBAMA: People don’t remember, but when I came into office, the United States in world opinion ranked below China and just barley above Russia, and today once again, the United States is the most respected country on earth, and part of that I think is because of the work we did to reengage the world and say that we want...
  • Obama: "There´s A Lot Of Tumult And Chaos Around The World Right Now"

    04/21/2015 6:49:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 4/21/15 | Ian Schwartz
    In an interview with MSNBC´s Chris Matthews broadcasted on the network Tuesday evening, President Obama said "there´s a lot of tumult and chaos around the world right now." "Another area I know you care about, I certainly do, is Africa and on your feelings about watching those refugees, 950 people drowning, just trying to find a life. And then also Kenya, a country we all care about, very moderate country, pro-Western, getting terrorized as college kids, who are the hope of their families, getting killed because they´re Christians," Chris Matthews said to the president. "Look, it´s a heartbreaking situation," President...
  • World Will Get More Religious by 2050 [2 Thes 2]

    04/04/2015 11:05:18 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 18 replies
    Live Science ^ | 4/3/2015 | Jeanna Bryner
    The world is becoming more religious, as the number of agnostics and others who don't affiliate with a certain religion shrinks as a percentage of the global population. By 2050, just 13 percent of people in the world will say they are unaffiliated, compared with 16 percent who said the same in 2010, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. The United States is an exception, where more Americans are expected to flee organized religion. Numbers for all of the world's major religions, except Buddhism, are expected to rise as the population does the same. Islam will grow faster...
  • Night at The Museum 3

    03/23/2015 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 7 replies
    today | Me
    Watched the movie over the weekend and it is a very GOOD example of what libs think the world would be if they could have it their way.
  • The Blackfish effect: SeaWorld loses $25.4 million after documentary [truncated]

    02/27/2015 6:19:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    AP and UK Daily Mail ^ | February 26, 2015 | Staff and Alexandra Klausner
    SeaWorld reported a wider loss in its fourth quarter of $25.4 million as attendance to its theme parks continued to fall - due in part to the documentary 'Blackfish,' which criticizes the company's treatment of killer whales. Its shares fell in premarket trading Thursday. SeaWorld has been battling negative publicity after a 2013 documentary, 'Blackfish,' suggested that its treatment of animals may have led to the deaths of trainers.
  • Insider notes: Qatar set for winter World Cup, [truncated]

    02/18/2015 1:33:24 PM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    SI ^ | February 18, 2015 | Grant Wahl
    Multiple sources say it's a done deal that World Cup 2022 will take place in November and December of 2022 in Qatar. A FIFA task force will meet in Doha next week and make that recommendation, and the FIFA Executive Committee is set to make the decision final at its meeting in Zurich next month.
  • War Is At Our Footsteps, Countries Splurge To Do Whatever It Takes to Win.

    01/25/2015 4:37:06 AM PST · by alexmark1917 · 1 replies
    pic.twitter.com/uiT7ArqfWb — trutherbot (@trutherbot) January 20, 2015 Japan approves record defence budget, record $42b budget is to boost defences of disputed islands amid China's assertiveness in the region Japan's cabinet has approved the country's largest defence budget, with plans to buy surveillance aircraft and F-35 fighter jets to improve defences of disputed islands amid China's increasing assertiveness in the region. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet endorsed on Wednesday a nearly $42b defence budget for the year beginning in April, a two percent rise. The budget must still be approved by parliament, but Abe's coalition holds majorities in both houses. The...
  • A rising Islamic world: We are coming for you!

    01/15/2015 6:45:22 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 21 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 15, 2015
    "An awakening and rising Islamic world — a more militant faith than Christianity or secularism — is saying to the West: We want you out of our part of the world, and we are coming to your part of the world, and you cannot stop us." - Pat Buchanan. See here. There are still some, including sadly many within the Church such as Bishop Robert McManus, who believe that the Church and the West can "dialogue" with Islam, which is a manifestation of Antichrist. Apparently the message of 9/11 was lost on such people. The date of this heinous and...
  • ‘That is awesome': Mel Brooks shares a story about WWII that will make your day

    12/22/2014 7:28:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 21, 2014 | Staff
    Mel Brooks ✔ @MelBrooks My brother Lenny wrote “Happy Hannukah Hitler” on one of the bombs he dropped from his B17 Flying Fortress in WWII #AVeryMelHannukah
  • The Spirit of the 1914 Christmas Truce

    12/20/2014 5:28:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 19, 2014 | Robert M. Sapolsky
    On Christmas morning we stuck up a board with ‘A Merry Christmas’ on it. The enemy had stuck up a similar one…. Two of our men then threw their equipment off and jumped on the parapet with their hands above their heads. Two of the Germans done the same and commenced to walk up the river bank, our two men going to meet them. They met and shook hands and then we all got out of the trench… So wrote a British soldier named Frank Richards, referring to the first Christmas of World War I, one hundred years ago this...
  • A world of trouble for SeaWorld

    12/12/2014 6:30:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 12, 2014 | Terrence McCoy
    Under normal circumstances, an institution as big and famous as SeaWorld would be impervious to any number of public assaults on its standing. Like Wal-Mart or Comcast or Disneyland, one would assume it could bear any bad press and keep chugging. But after the release of the documentary “Blackfish” in the summer of 2013, it became clear to onlookers that these were not normal circumstances and not the usual bad press. That became dramatically clear Thursday, when the company’s CEO, Jim Atchison, resigned in a departure many link to the fallout.
  • The Once Great Country of America is Crumbling Before Our Eyes

    12/11/2014 12:59:44 PM PST · by Biggirl · 90 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 11, 2014 | Marc Patrone
    America is a mess and the world can barely tear its eyes away from the unfolding train wreck.
  • British man becomes first person to visit all 201 countries... WITHOUT using a plane

    12/10/2014 5:25:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/10/2014 | Matt Blake
    Graham Hughes, 33, used buses, taxis, trains and his own two feet to travel 160,000 miles in exactly 1,426 days - all on a shoestring of just $100 a weekYesterday he trudged into Juba, the capital of South Sudan, to end the epic journey that began in his hometown of Liverpool on New Year's Day 2009Spent four days 'in a leaky boat' to reach Cape Verde, was jailed for a week in Congo, and was 'saved from Muslim fundamentalists by a Filipino ladyboy'His lowest point was when his sister, Nicole, died of cancer two years agoHe says: 'I think...
  • China surpasses U.S. to become largest world economy

    12/06/2014 8:10:46 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 20 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 06, 2014 | unknown
    For the first time in decades, the U.S. is no longer the largest economy in the world, and China has become number one, the International Monetary Fund says. The IMF recently released the latest numbers for the world economy, stating that China will produce $17.6 trillion in terms of goods and services-- compared with $17.4 trillion for the U.S. Just 14 years ago, the U.S. produced nearly three times as much as the Chinese, Dow Jones’ MarketWatch reported. But each country reports its data in its own currency, according to the IMF website. In order to compare data, each country's...
  • UK government to pay off £1.9bn First World War debt

    12/03/2014 6:11:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    International Business Times ^ | December 3, 2014 | Ian Silvera
    The UK government will repay all of the nation's debt from the First World War, George Osborne is expected to announce. The Chancellor is also expected to say that the government will adopt a strategy to remove the other remaining undated gilts in the portfolio, where it is deemed value for money to do so. The Treasury will redeem the outstanding £1.9bn ($2.9bn, €2.4bn) of debt from 3½% War Loan on 9 March 2015.
  • Chris Matthews: Obama ‘Acts Like There’s No Other World Out There’ But His

    11/05/2014 5:04:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/5/14 | Brendan Bordelon
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews expressed dismay over President Obama’s post-election press conference on Wednesday, calling him entirely deaf to the millions of Americans who voted against his plan to grant executive amnesty for as many as 6 million illegal immigrants. “The people, if you look at the polling, their problem is illegal immigration,” he said. “He says, ‘I’m going to fix the problem.’ He doesn’t mean he’s gonna stop illegal immigration. He’s not going to do anything to stop illegal hiring, which is the magnet for illegal immigration, really. He’s going to basically say, ‘I’m going to deal with them...
  • Biden: ´Public Is...Frightened Because It´s a Frightening World´

    11/03/2014 10:13:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 11/3/14 | Susan Jone
    The public is concerned and frightened because it´s a frightening world. A lot has happened," Vice President Joe Biden told CNN in an interview that aired on Sunday. Biden noted that in every crisis, "there´s all kinds of attention" from Twitter and the news media. But later, "when we put it under control," there´s not much follow-up, Biden complained. So the public shouldn´t be anxious about Ebola and ISIS? the reporter asked him. "I think the public should not be as anxious as they are, but it´s understandable why they are. There is no existential threat to the United States
  • Microsoft co-founder pledges $100 MILLION of his own fortune to combat Ebola

    10/23/2014 7:36:28 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20:12 EST, 23 October 2014 | Associated Press
    Billionaire Paul Allen says he'll contribute at least $100 million to the fight against Ebola. The Microsoft co-founder said Thursday that among the initiatives he's supporting is the development of two medevac containment units that the U.S. State Department can use to safely evacuate health workers who become infected. Allen, who is worth more than $15billion, said he's working with the World Health Organization to increase its capacity for handling the logistics of transporting international aid workers, and he's establishing a fund to help cover the costs of emergency transportation of the workers.
  • World Series Ratings Off to Worst Start on Record

    10/23/2014 5:58:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 88 replies
    Variety ^ | October 22, 2014 | Rick Kissell
    The Kansas City Royals were a great story in baseball this year, but as a team with little star power that hails from a small market, their surprise run to face the San Francisco Giants in the World Series may not be resonating with more casual sports fans. Fox attracted a still-sizable audience to Game 1 of the Fall Classic on Tuesday — 12.2 million — but this left it tied with the 2012 Texas-San Francisco opener, which previously had been the smallest audience to kick things off. Last year’s World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red...
  • Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

    10/22/2014 12:13:13 AM PDT · by Hugin · 11 replies
    AP/MSN ^ | 10/21/2014 | RONALD BLUM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead. It might as well have been 100 with the way MadBum and this orange-and-black bunch play in the World Series. Bumgarner carried a shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off their October poise, putting a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll by romping 7-1 in the Series opener Tuesday night.
  • 24 Crazy Facts About Global Christianity in the 21st Century

    10/16/2014 6:48:59 AM PDT · by millegan · 6 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | Oct 16, 2014 | ChurchPOP
    The global face of Christianity has changed dramatically in the last one hundred years. So much so, that everything that seemed so permanent about “the way the world was” no longer holds. Information courtesy of PewForum, here’s where things stand:
  • Obama to virtually meet with world leaders on ISIS and Ebola

    10/15/2014 2:09:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/14 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will participate in a rare videoconference with the leaders of the U.K., France, Germany, and Italy on Wednesday as he looks to build support for efforts to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Ebola. The world leaders will also discuss additional steps they can take to pressure Russia to abide by a ceasefire agreement struck with the leaders of Ukraine, the White House said. At an event Tuesday with top defense officials from nearly two dozen allies — including the four European countries Obama will coordinate with in the videoconference — Obama vowed that...
  • 11 Maps to Help You Make Sense of World Religion

    10/11/2014 8:51:53 AM PDT · by millegan · 4 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | Sept 18th, 2014 | ChurchPOP
    Religion is such an important force in the world. So how well do we really understand it? What are the major religions in the world? Where are their adherents located? Check out these 11 fascinating maps and learn something new! You can click on any map to enlarge it.
  • Condoms for a Cause

    09/29/2014 9:47:27 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 3 replies
    The Grommet ^ | 9-29-14
    "Lack of condoms is a global problem, and Sir Richard's was founded by a team of socially conscious entrepreneurs and designers who are committed to combatting the spread of sexually transmitted infections. They’re vegan-certified, and the silicone-based lubricant doesn’t contain any spermicide, parabens, or glycerin."