Friday, August 25, 2017
RUSSIAN NUCLEAR BOMBERS FLY NEAR NORTH KOREA IN RARE SHOW OF FORCE.BUT WE KNOW RUSSIA IS WARNING THE US AND SOUTH KOREA ABOUT THE DRILLS THEIR DOING.RUSSIA SUCK HOLES UP TO NORTH KOREA.
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS-10 WORLD REGIONS/TRADE BLOCS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 COUNTRIES FROM THE EU OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(THE VATICAN IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS OR MOUNTAINS)
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen,(1-ASSYRIA,2-EGYPT,3-BABYLON,4-MEDO-PERSIA,5-GREECE) and one is,(IN POWER IN JOHNS AND JESUS DAY-6-ROME) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(7TH-REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION TODAY AND THE SHORT SPACE IS-7 YEARS.THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL HAVE WORLD CONTROL FOR THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS.BUT WILL HAVE ITS MIGHTY WORLD POWER FOR THE FULL 7 YEARS OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THE WORLD DICTATOR WILL BE THE BEAST FROM THE EU.AND THE VATICAN POPE WILL BE THE WHORE THAT RIDES THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POWER.AND THE 2 EUROPEAN UNION POWER FREAKS WILL CONTROL AND DECIEVE THE WHOLE EARTH INTO THEIR DESTRUCTION.IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.YOU WILL BE DECIEVED BY THESE TWO.THE WORLD POLITICIAN-THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR.AND THE FALSE PROPHET THAT DEFECTS CHRISTIANITY-THE FALSE VATICAN POPE.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
Heres the scripture 1 week = 7 yrs Genesis 29:27-29
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week:(7 YEARS) and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
16 And he(FALSE POPE) causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:(CHIP IMPLANT)
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.(6-6-6) A NUMBER SYSTEM
India's push to broaden use of its biometric database-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-August 24, 2017
(Reuters) - India's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday the right to privacy is a fundamental right protected by the Indian Constitution, in a potential setback to the government's push to mandate the use of Aadhaar, or unique ID numbers for a variety of routine tasks.Over a billion Indians have already registered for Aadhaar cards, which ascribe unique ID numbers, and record fingerprints and iris scans of each person. The database was originally set-up to streamline welfare benefit payments and reduce wastage.The current government however, has been keen to mandate the use of Aadhaar for everything from the filing of income taxes to the operating of one's bank accounts. Below is a timeline on the various Aadhaar developments:March 2006: India's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology approves a Unique ID (UID) scheme for poor families.December 2006: Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) constituted to collate two schemes -the National Population Register under the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the UID scheme.2007: At its first meeting, the EGoM recognizes need to create a residents database. This leads to the creation of Aadhaar.2009: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is created to issue unique identification numbers. Nandan Nilekani appointed the first chairman.December 2010: The National Identification Authority of India Bill, 2010 (NIAI Bill) introduced in Parliament.September 2011: Number of Aadhaar holders crosses 100 million.December 2011: Standing committee on Finance rejects NIAI Bill in initial form; recommends requirement of privacy legislation and data protection law before continuance of scheme.2012: Former High Court judge files petition contending that Aadhaar violates fundamental rights of equality and privacy.September 2013: Supreme Court passes interim order stating no person should suffer for not having an Aadhaar card.December 2013: The number of Aadhaar holders crosses 510 million-March 2014: The Supreme Court revokes orders made by agencies demanding Aadhaar for welfare schemes. Court also forbids UIDAI from sharing information in the Aadhaar database with any agency without the individual's consent.December 2014: Number of Aadhaar holders crosses 720 million.August 2015: Three-judge bench of Supreme Court limits use of Aadhaar to certain welfare schemes, orders that no one should be denied benefits for lack of an Aadhaar card. It refers question of right to privacy as a fundamental right to a constitution bench.February 2016: Number of Aadhaar holders crosses 980 million.March 2016: Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial & Other Subsidies, Benefits & Services) Bill introduced as a money bill in the lower house of parliament. Bill passed by Parliament; receives presidential assent.January-March 2017: Various ministries make Aadhaar mandatory for welfare, pension, and employment schemes. Aadhaar made mandatory for filing of income tax returns. Aadhaar holders crosses 1.14 billion.[Data compiled from Software Freedom Law Centre and State of Aadhaar Report 2016-17](Compiled by Abhirup Roy and Devidutta Tripathy)
PROOF HALF ON EARTH DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION PERIOD (8 BILLION ON EARTH)
REVELATION 6:7-8 (8 BILLION- 2 BILLION = 6 BILLION)
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse:(CHLORES GREEN) and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth,(2 BILLION) to kill with sword,(WEAPONS) and with hunger,(FAMINE) and with death,(INCURABLE DISEASES) and with the beasts of the earth.(ANIMAL TO HUMAN DISEASE).
REVELATION 9:15,18 (6 BILLION - 2 BILLION = 4 BILLION)
15 And the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels were loosed,
18 By these three was the third part of men killed,(2 BILLION) by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMBS)
HALF OF EARTHS POPULATION DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION.(THESE VERSES ARE JUDGEMENT SCRIPTURES NOT RAPTURE SCRIPTURES)
LUKE 17:34-37 (8 TOTAL BILLION - 4 BILLION DEAD IN TRIB = 4 BILLION TO JESUS KINGDOM) (HALF DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION PERIOD JUST LIKE THE BIBLE SAYS)(GOD DOES NOT LIE)(AND NOTICE MOST DIE IN WAR AND DISEASES-NOT COMETS-ASTEROIDS-QUAKES OR TSUNAMIS)
34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other shall be left.(half earths population 4 billion die in the 7 yr trib)
35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.(Christians have new bodies,this is the people against Jerusalem during the 7 yr treaty)(Christians bodies are not being eaten by the birds).THESE ARE JUDGEMENT SCRIPTURES-NOT RAPTURE SCRIPTURES.BECAUSE NOT HALF OF PEOPLE ON EARTH ARE CHRISTIANS.AND THE CONTEXT IN LUKE 17 IS THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION OR 7 YR TREATY PERIOD.WHICH IS JUDGEMENT ON THE EARTH.NOT 50% RAPTURED TO HEAVEN.
MATTHEW 24:37-42 (THESE ARE JUDGEMENT SCRIPTURES-SURE NOT RAPTURE SCRIPTURES)
37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
42 Watch therefore:(FOR THE LAST DAYS SIGNS HAPPENING) for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Russian nuclear bombers fly near North Korea in rare show of force-[Reuters]-By Andrew Osborn-YAHOONEWS-August 24, 2017
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown a rare mission around the Korean Peninsula at the same time as the United States and South Korea conduct joint military exercises that have infuriated Pyongyang.Russia, which has said it is strongly against any unilateral U.S. military action on the peninsula, said Tupolev-95MS bombers, code named "Bears" by NATO, had flown over the Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Japan, the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea, prompting Japan and Seoul to scramble jets to escort them.The flight, which also included planes with advanced intelligence gathering capabilities, was over international waters and was announced by the Russian Defence Ministry on the same day as Moscow complained about the U.S.-South Korean war games."The US and South Korea holding yet more large-scale military and naval exercises does not help reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula," Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the foreign ministry, told a news briefing in Moscow."We urge all sides to exercise maximum caution. Given the arms build-up in the region, any rash move or even an unintended incident could spark a military conflict."The United States and South Korea began the long-planned joint military exercises on Monday, heightening tensions with Pyongyang which called the drills a "reckless" step towards nuclear conflict.Some military experts regard the hulking Russian turboprop bombers which made the flight near the Korean Peninsula as a relic of the Cold War. But Russia has upgraded the aircraft since the Soviet fall and, since 2007, has used the planes to back its diplomacy with shows of force and to probe other countries' airspaces.Moscow said the bombers had been accompanied by Sukhoi-35S fighter jets and A-50 early warning and control aircraft.The A-50s, the Russian equivalent of the Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft, are designed to track aerial and ground targets at a long range, among other capabilities.-TENSIONS-Moscow did not say how many aircraft had taken part or when the mission had taken place."Our long-range aviation pilots, according to an established plan, regularly carry out flights over neutral waters over the Atlantic, the Arctic, the Black Sea and the Pacific Ocean from their bases and from tactical airfields," the defense ministry said in the same statement.It said the TU-95MS bombers were refueled in mid-air during the mission, and that during parts of the route they had been escorted by South Korean and Japanese military jets.Russia, which shares a border with North Korea, has repeatedly voiced concerns about rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula caused by Pyongyang's nuclear missile program, and has also complained about possible plans by Japan to deploy a U.S. anti-missile system on its soil.Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Zakharova said on Thursday that if Tokyo did go ahead and opt to deploy such a system it would be disproportional to the North Korean missile threat and could upset wider strategic stability in the region.Japan has at least twice before this year been forced to scramble its jets to intercept Russian aircraft.The daily Izvestia newspaper reported in October last year that Russia was close to finishing setting up a new division of heavy bombers to patrol "the Japan-Guam-Hawaiian Islands triangle."(Additional reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Ralph Boulton)
Civilian drills grow lax among South Koreans used to threats-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-August 24, 2017
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Once or twice a year, activity on the streets of South Korea's capital freezes as a wailing siren marks a nationwide drill aimed at preparing against a North Korean attack. Cars stop on roads. Pedestrians move into buildings and subway stations. Government buildings are evacuated.The scenes during the latest air-raid drill on Wednesday are remarkable for turning parts of this usually bustling city into a ghost town. But a closer look raises questions about whether the exercises are adequately preparing South Koreans while the threat from North Korea's nuclear and missile program grows.For many, there's no real training, just people standing around in schoolyards or other gathering spots, staring into their smartphones, chatting amiably or just looking bored or frustrated.Many schools don't participate in the air-raid drills and those that do often escort children outside. Leaving their buildings would be a good idea during earthquakes, but a terrible decision during attacks.The country has nearly 19,000 evacuation shelters, mostly built in subway stations and the parking garages of apartments and large buildings. Yet a 2014 government survey found that an overwhelming number of South Koreans did not know which shelters were closest to their homes."No, I don't know. I don't think anybody knows," 31-year-old Park Ji-na said shortly after Wednesday's drill.The 2014 survey, by the National Disaster Management Research Institute, also found that only 10 per cent of the 145 adults polled had CPR experience, and just 7 per cent owned gas masks.Most South Koreans have lived their entire lives facing threats from North Korea, and few show great worry."Realistically, the people who live in this country aren't thinking much about" the threats, Park said. "They are on the news all the time, but it's not like they are real threats affecting our lives."National and local governments and even companies organize the exercises. South Korea launched its current civil defence program in 1975, when the country was still run by a military dictator. Through the 1980s, nationwide evacuation drills were held on the 15th of nearly every month.In decades past, civil servants wearing yellow armbands whistled people off the streets and teachers ordered school children to crouch under their desks for exercises that lasted 30 minutes. There were even nighttime drills where people were instructed to turn off the lights and televisions at their homes to deter an imaginary attack by North Korean bombers.The drills became less frequent and more casual after the 1990s amid rising public complaints and a temporary improvement in relations between the rival Koreas. Today, though North Korea's nuclear weapons development and fierce rhetoric have drawn deep international concern, South Koreans are both inured to the threats and distracted by life in a country that is now about Asia's busiest and most vibrant.Kim Dae Young, a military expert at the Korea Research Institute for National Strategy, said the drills are failing to equip people with even basic information, such as how and where to evacuate and how to secure drinking water and other supplies during times of crisis.Noh Sang-yeol also was among those who did not know the shelter closest to his home. The 65-year-old said there's a need to strengthen training programs because the current drills are doing "nothing at all" to prepare people."I read from the newspapers that people in Japan, Guam or Taiwan are preparing well and even stacking up on food in case of emergency, and that made me think whether I should begin buying water or battery supplies," he said.An official from Seoul's Ministry of Interior and Safety said that although South Korea is considering whether its civil defence programs should be strengthened, it would be impossible to bring quick changes."These drills are intended for the entire nation and changes can't be made overnight by one or two people sitting on a desk," said the official, who didn't want to be named, citing office rules. "There should be close and comprehensive studies on people's willingness to participate and their awareness of national security issues before we could specifically determine what kind of training would be possible."Wednesday's air-raid drill followed North Korea's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July and its threat to lob missiles toward Guam earlier this month. The government had planned to send military planes over major cities emitting colored smoke to simulate an attack, but the flights were cancelled in Seoul and many other areas due to heavy rain and low clouds, according to the interior ministry.Government workers during the drill distributed leaflets instructing people what to do during an attack, which included recommendations to prepare to gas masks, raincoats and soap in case of nuclear, biological or chemical attacks. It also reminded people to evacuate to the higher floors of buildings, instead of subway stations or parking garages, in case of chemical attacks.The civil defence drill coincided with a large-scale joint military exercise between Washington and Seoul that runs through Aug. 31. This annual exercise has predictably drawn a verbal outburst from Pyongyang, which claims the war games are an invasion rehearsal.The lax civilian drills bother experts, who say stronger training is crucial, especially for the 25 million living in Seoul and its neighbouring metropolitan areas. They would only have minutes to respond to incoming North Korean missiles or artillery shells.The practices of the 1970s and 80s won't return, but experts say the drills should at least focus on giving people practical skills in rescue and evacuation.Even the South's emergency infrastructure is lacking, said Kim, the military expert. Aside from a few facilities in small border islands that have occasionally seen military skirmishes between the Koreas, South Korea's civilian shelters are not equipped to handle attacks involving nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, Kim said."The government should start building bunkers that could withstand nuclear attacks in Seoul and the neighbouring metropolitan area," Kim said. "Civil defence needs to become a more important part of the national defence strategy as North Korean threats grow."The ministry official, however, said upgrading thousands of shelters to protect against such attacks would be financially implausible.Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press.
Japan's Tepco gets slapped with new U.S. lawsuit over Fukushima-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-August 24, 2017
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings said on Thursday it has been hit with another lawsuit filed in a U.S. court seeking $5 billion for compensation over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the second filed against the utility in a U.S. court.The suit filed by 157 individuals is seeking that amount to set up a compensation fund for the costs of medical tests and treatment they say they need after efforts to support the recovery from the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.The utility, known as Tepco, is being sued regarding improper design, construction and maintenance, claiming compensation for physical, mental and economic damages, the company said in a statement.A multi-plaintiff lawsuit was filed on Aug. 18, 2017, against Tokyo Electric Power Co and other parties in the Southern District Court in California, the legal information group Justia said on its website.Tepco has been hit with more lawsuits than in any previous Japanese contamination suit over the meltdowns of three reactors at its Fukushima Daiichi plant north of Tokyo after a massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.Radiation forced 160,000 people from their homes, many never to return, and destroyed businesses, fisheries and agriculture.In June, a federal appeals court cleared the way for a group of U.S. military personnel to file a suit against Tepco over radiation exposure that they say occurred during recovery efforts on board the USS Ronald Reagan.Tepco did not make clear whether the two suits involved the same plaintiffs but Justia has two cases listed.Shareholders of Tepco are suing the utility's executives for a record 5.5 trillion yen ($67.4 billion) in compensation, in a long standing case.The company's former chairman and other executives of the company appeared in court in June to answer charges of professional negligence, in the first criminal case after the meltdowns at the plant. They all pleaded not guilty.The criminal and civil legal cases do not threaten financial ruin for Tepco, which is backstopped by Japanese taxpayers. The company faces nearly $150 million of costs to decommission the Fukushima plant and clean up the surrounding area, according to the latest government estimate.Tepco shares fell nearly 1 percent on Thursday, in line with many of Japan's other utilities, before the company announced the lawsuit.(Reporting by Aaron Sheldrick)
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)
NHC says Harvey quickly strengthening, to be a major hurricane-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-August 24, 2017
(Reuters) - Tropical storm Harvey is gaining strength and is expected to be a major hurricane when it approaches the middle Texas coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest update on Thursday."Harvey will approach the middle Texas coast on Friday and make landfall Friday night or early Saturday, and then stall near the middle Texas coast through the weekend," the NHC said.The system is located 365 miles (590 kilometers) southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, and packing maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (100 km/h), the Miami-based weather forecaster said.(Reporting by Karen Rodrigues and Eileen Soreng in Bengaluru)
Up to 14 missing after landslide in Swiss Alps-[AFP]-Miguel Medina with Nina Larson in Geneva-YAHOONEWS-August 24, 2017
Bondo (Switzerland) (AFP) - As many as 14 people are feared missing after a massive landslide swept away a mountainside in the Swiss Alps, ripping apart buildings and forcing the evacuation of a village, police said Thursday.The landslide, which struck on Wednesday, sent mud, rocks and dirt flooding down the Piz Cengalo mountain into the outskirts of the village of Bondo, near the Italian border.About 100 people were evacuated, some airlifted out by helicopters.Police in the canton of Graubunden, which initially announced no one was hurt, confirmed Thursday that eight hikers, from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, had been in the region of Val Bondasca where the landslide occurred and were missing.The Austrian foreign ministry confirmed that a couple from the country was missing, while Swiss daily Blick reported that four of those being searched for were German nationals.- More missing? -Another group of five to six people had also been reported missing, Andrea Mittner of the Graubunden police told a news conference, adding though that it was unclear if they had actually been in the affected area at the time of the landslide."Perhaps they had already left" the region, he said.No children were believed to be among the missing, he said.He said a massive search-and-rescue operation was scouring a five-square-kilometre (three-square-mile) area, involving some 120 emergency workers, helicopters and rescue dogs.Police and residents stressed that the mobile phone coverage in the area was spotty at best, voicing hope that might explain why the missing had not been in touch.The landslide set a full four million cubic metres (141 cubic feet) of mud and debris in motion, its relentless moving mass stretching 500 metres (1,640 feet) across, according to the regional natural hazards office (AWN).The event was so severe that the vibrations set off seismometers across Switzerland, which measured the equivalent of a magnitude 3.0 earthquake, according to the Swiss Seismological Service.Images showed an unstoppable mass of thick mud and sludge moving down the mountainside like lava, tearing up trees and demolishing at least one building in its path and partially engulfing others.- 'Terrible' -"It was terrible," Elisa Nunzi, 27, who witnessed the landslide from her home in a neighbouring higher-altitude village, told Blick.She said she first noticed something was amiss when a large flock of birds began flying nervously around the church tower, and then an ear-deafening bang that sent rocks pouring down the mountain."There were so many. It did not stop," she said, adding that a blanket of smoke and dust soon covered Bondo."You could not see anything for an hour. But you could still hear stones falling down. It smelled of granite," Nunzi said.Police said 12 farm buildings, including barns and stables, had been destroyed, while Graubunden's main southern highway was closed to traffic.Around 100 people had been evacuated from Bondo and surrounding villages, as well as from Alpine cabins, amid fears of fresh landslides.- 'Catastrophe' -Simona Rauch, a Protestant minister at a church in Val Bregaglia, a valley that groups several villages including Bondo, told AFP residents had not expected to be gone so long."People left immediately leaving everything behind. They didn't bring anything, because they thought they would be returning quickly," she said."No one expected this kind of catastrophe.The evacuees were being housed in private homes and in nearby hotels, including in the village of Castasegna on the Italian border.Wednesday's landslide was not the first to hit Piz Cengalo, In 2012, nearly 400 million cubic metres of mud, rocks and gravel -- the equivalent of 4,000 standard-sized houses -- poured down the mountainside, landing in an uninhabited valley.Following that incident, an automatic debris alarm system was installed.That alarm was set off when Wednesday's landslide barrelled down the mountain at 9:30 am (0730 GMT), police said, sparking an immediate deployment of emergency services.The last deadly landslide to hit Switzerland was in November 2014, in the city of Davesco-Soragno, killing two people and injuring four others.One of the worst such accidents in the wealthy Alpine country in recent years happened in 2000, when 12 people perished and four others were declared missing after floods in the southern canton of Valais.
WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)
EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18
OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)
THE POPE SAYS FLOOD YOUR COUNTRIES WITH MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS. BUT STILL IN ITALY THE POPES CITIES. THERE HOSING DOWN THE MUSLIMS TO GET RID OF THEM. CAN YOU SAY HYPOCRITE.
Police clear migrants from Rome piazza with water hoses-[Associated Press]-COLLEEN BARRY and PAOLO SANTALUCIA-YAHOONEWS-August 24, 2017
ROME (AP) — Migrants in a Rome piazza threw rocks, bottles and gas cans at police in riot gear who were using water jets to clear out about 100 mostly Ethiopian and Eritrean asylum-seekers early Thursday as part of a security operation criticized by humanitarian groups.Police say at least two people were detained, and 13 were injured.The dawn piazza operation comes days after authorities cleared most out of the 800 migrants, primarily asylum-seekers, who had been squatting in a nearby building since 2013.Police said in a statement the operation was necessary because the migrants remaining in the piazza had refused to accept city-organized lodging and because of the risk of cooking gas canisters and other flammable materials.Authorities have said such raids to clear migrants from buildings and squares, at least four since July in Rome, are part of anti-terrorism measures.But asylum-seekers, mostly women and children, who had been allowed to remain temporarily in a nearby building hung signs out of its windows saying "We are not terrorists." They were also cleared out.The U.N. refugee agency, UNICEF and humanitarian organizations have protested Italy's moves, saying they were carried out without warning and that there is not enough adequate housing for them and the hundreds more vulnerable asylum-seekers sleeping on Rome's streets. They also noted that many families would be separated by the new housing arrangements and children would be uprooted from schools."It is a shame that the absence of alternative housing solutions brought about a violent situation," Doctors Without Borders said, calling for "dignified solutions" for those who have been removed.On Twitter, Doctors Without Borders posted pictures of the police operation and protested the "indiscriminate use of violence." The organization noted there were no ambulances nearby to help, and said their volunteers treated 13 injured, mostly cuts and fractures, including an elderly woman who fainted after being hit by a water jet.Italy is struggling to meet the demand to house migrants, with more than 98,000 arriving so far this year after being rescued at sea in rickety smugglers' boats. More stringent border controls are preventing most of those migrants from continuing their journeys to preferred destinations further north.____Colleen Barry reported from Milan.
Controversial Islamist cleric indicted for incitement to terror-Raed Salah charged over speech he gave calling killers who shot dead two police offcers outside Temple Mount ‘martyrs’-By Alexander Fulbright August 24, 2017, 4:47 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Prosecutors on Thursday charged a controversial Islamic cleric with incitement to terror for praising the three Arab Israelis who shot dead two police officers last month just outside the Temple Mount complex in Jerusalem.Sheikh Raed Salah, a leading member of Israel’s now-outlawed Northern Branch of the Islamist Movement, has been held in custody since his arrest last week.Among the suspected calls for incitement to terror cited by the indictment filed at the Haifa Magistrate’s Court was a speech given by Salah at the funeral of the three men who carried out the July 14 attack at the Temple Mount, and who like Salah were from the Arab Israeli city of Umm al-Fahm.In his speech, Salah praised the three attackers — all of them named Muhammad Jabarin — as “martyrs” and asked for “God to have mercy upon them.”The three Arab Israelis shot dead two police officers using guns smuggled by an accomplice into the Temple Mount complex.Following the attack, Israel shut down the Temple Mount to Muslim worshipers before reopening the site two days later after installing metal detectors at entrances to the holy site.In response to the placement of the metal detectors, Muslim worshipers boycotted entering the Temple Mount until their removal.In addition to daily protests outside the Old City, uproar over the move also prompted violent clashes between police and the demonstrators, with five Palestinians killed in clashes. Tensions at the site were also cited by the Palestinian terrorist who stabbed to death three members of the Salomon family during Shabbat dinner at their home in the West Bank settlement of Halamish.As part of the indictment, prosecutors charged Salah with an additional two counts of incitement to terror for speeches he gave encouraging the violent clashes surrounding the Temple Mount.Salah was also charged with membership of an illegal organization over his continued involvement in the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement. It was banned in late 2015 over accusations it maintained links to terror groups and for stoking a wave of violence that saw dozens of deaths in a spate of stabbing, car-ramming and shooting attacks.Prosecutors requested Thursday that Salah be held in custody until the end of the legal proceedings.Salah’s lawyers and supporters have said the cleric is innocent, saying his sermons are always within the bounds of free speech and that he “stands against the murder of innocents.”They have called the preacher’s arrest political intimidation and say it was intended to silence dissent.Salah said in court last week that he had been threatened by Jewish prisoners.“If something happens, my blood is going to be on (Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu’s hands,” he said.His arrest last week came following his release from prison in January after serving a nine-month sentence on similar allegations.Founded in the 1970s, the Islamic Movement is a political organization, religious outreach group and social services provider rolled into one. The movement’s overarching goal is to make Israeli Muslims more religious and it owes much of its popularity to its provision of services often lacking in Israel’s Arab communities. The group runs kindergartens, colleges, health clinics, mosques and even a sports league – sometimes under the same roof.The movement split two decades ago. The more moderate Southern Branch began fielding candidates for the Knesset in 1996 and is now part of the Joint List, an alliance of several Arab political parties. Three of the Joint List’s 13 current Knesset members are part of the movement.The Northern Branch had also funded a group called the Murabitun, whose protests against Jewish visitors at the Temple Mount have occasionally turned violent. In September last year, Israel banned the group from the Mount.Times of Israel staff and AFP contributed to this report.
Opinion-Terrorists do not sit still, and nor should we By Julian King-AUG 24,17-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 15:21-In the past week, Europe has once again been struck by terror.In Barcelona and Cambrils, Spain, and in Turku, Finland, attacks have killed and injured citizens from across the continent, and across the world.Those sad events remind us that, today, no corner of Europe is immune, and no country unaffected.By whatever means they are pursued, there is nothing noble in these acts of cowardice. There can be no justification for such murder and violence.Faced with these threats, citizens - rightly - expect us to do more than just condemn after the fact. Maintaining people’s security is a primary role of any government, and it is certainly a priority of the current European Commission, too.We cannot promise that such attacks will not occur again. I wish we could, but in this - as in other areas - there is no such thing as “zero risk”.What we can do is make it harder and harder for those who would seek to perpetrate murder and atrocity.-Closing loopholes-Terrorists need weapons. New EU laws, agreed earlier this year, restrict gun ownership, and close loopholes that were so tragically exploited nearly two years ago in Paris.Meanwhile, we continue to intensify our fight against illegal trafficking through routes like the Balkans. And we've tightened controls around the materials used to build home made explosives.Terrorists need money. Last December, we proposed new ways to combat money laundering, to tighten controls on illicit cash movements, and to freeze and confiscate the assets of suspected or convicted criminals and terrorists.And terrorists need to move. We are making it harder for them to do so. Since last April, anyone seeking to enter or leave the EU’s Schengen passport-free travel zone faces new security checks.Countries will share information about those flying to, from or within Europe, under new EU rules on passenger name records agreed in April 2016 - even if many EU countries still need to get moving to implement those rules.Under our proposals for a European travel information and authorisation system, those hoping to visit the EU would have to undergo checks before even setting foot on European soil.Finally, we are working to improve how Europe's different law enforcement information and databases talk to each other, making it harder for terrorists to assume different identities in different countries, or otherwise slip through the cracks.Terrorists do not sit still, and nor should we. As we crack down on one form of terror, they find others to pursue. They adapt to changing technology and changing trends, and so should we.-Tackling radicalisation-So we are also taking upstream action to tackle radicalisation. EU networks help national practitioners learn from each other and support those on the front line of challenging radicalisation in our communities.The European internet forum, grouping internet companies and national authorities, tackles radicalisation online. Around 90 percent of the terrorist content identified by Europol, the EU's police cooperation agency, gets taken offline, and we're working with the internet companies to make detection more automatic.Toughened EU anti-terror laws mean those travelling to Syria to fight for Da’esh, or those receiving terrorist training, face criminal prosecution.The European Commission is working with national and local authorities to identify and spread the best practice in protecting so-called 'soft targets', such as public spaces, airports, stations, schools or hospitals.In September, I will be meeting City leaders from across the Euro-Mediterranean region, who are gathering in Nice to reinforce their efforts to tackle radicalisation and protect their citizens.This is not the first time Europe has faced a terror threat. In recent decades, we have seen the Baader-Meinhof Gang, the Red Brigades, the Basque ETA separatist group, and the Irish Republican Army (IRA).But today’s threat is more global. It targets our European way of life, seeks to divide our communities, and undermine our values.When it comes to security, national authorities remain the first line of responsibility, and the first line of defence. But the EU can and does provide significant support: improving information sharing on potential threats, boosting cooperation, and cutting the space available for terrorism to thrive and spread.When terrorism strikes, citizens across Europe rise up to show their compassion for victims, and their revulsion at the attackers’ nihilistic worldview: Je Suis Paris, I Am London, No tinc por.We need to show that same solidarity and determination, redoubling our efforts at local, national and European level to defeat those who seek to do us harm.Julian King is the European Commissioner for the Security Union.
Poland vows legal battle on migrant quotas By Andrew Rettman-AUG 24,17-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 09:28-Poland has vowed to fight the EU in court over migrant relocation quotas, while accusing the European Commission of creating a security risk.“Poland has sent a motion to the European Commission requesting it to discontinue its ongoing infringement procedure. Should it be continued, Poland is prepared to argue its case before the Court of Justice of the European Union”, the Polish foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday (23 August).It said the Commission had “unfortunately” mixed up the migrant issue with other complaints of a “political nature” on the rule of law in Poland.It also accused Commission vice president Frans Timmermans of political meddling.“Timmermans has demonstrated political intervention in Poland’s internal affairs, taking a position similar to that of the opposition,” the foreign ministry said.The rebuke came after the Commission launched legal action against Poland for its refusal to take asylum seekers from Greece and Italy.Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) boycotted EU migrant quotas after winning power in 2015, even though Poland had bound itself to take 6,182 people from the EU states on the front line of the migration crisis.Law and Justice has said Muslim asylum seekers were a terrorist threat.The Polish interior minister, Mariusz Blaszczak, said on Wednesday that the Commission’s migration policies increased that threat.“Paris, Stockholm, Brussels, Berlin, Manchester, Barcelona: How many more European cities have to be hit by terrorists so that the European Union wakes up? So the European Commission acknowledges that accepting blindly all those who come to the European shores is akin to putting a noose around Europe's neck?”, the minister’s statement said.The Commission’s “infringement proceedings” on migrant quotas could see Poland fined for non-compliance.But the Polish public stands behind the government’s hardline stance.Fifty seven percent of Poles would be happy to lose EU funds in return for keeping out Muslim migrants, while 51 percent would rather leave the EU than comply with the quotas, the IBRiS pollster said in July.The Commission has also launched action against the Czech Republic and Hungary over the same issue amid a wider boycott in Central Europe.France and Germany have taken in the most people, but they still fell 36,000 places short of their quotas as the EU deadline approached in September.The Commission’s separate complaint on the rule of law in Poland came after Law and Justice seized control of Polish courts and judges.That procedure could end in Poland’s vote in the Council of the EU being suspended, in what would be an unprecedented event in EU history.-Nato visit-Poland’s political disputes with the EU come amid geopolitical tension in the region.Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg will visit Poland on Thursday and Friday to inspect a rapid reaction force sent to the Polish border to deter Russian aggression.The Nato force contains about 1,000 US, British, and Romanian soldiers as well as US armour, with similar Nato battalions posted to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.Russia and Belarus will on 14 September conduct a large scale military drill called Zapad 2017 in the Baltic region.It is said to involve 12,700 soldiers, but Lithuania and other Western analysts predict that it will involve more 100,000, in what what would be the biggest exercise of its kind since the end of the Cold War.
Woman visiting Manitoba confronts self-proclaimed 'Nazi' after racist verbal attack-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-August 23, 2017
A Calgary woman who came to visit her family in Manitoba this summer says she was shocked by the racist verbal attack she endured when she asked a stranger for directions.In an exchange Calgary teacher Kaniz Fatima captured on video, a man who described himself as a "Nazi" told her to take off her "head towel off" because it "supports Muslims." He also told her to "go back to your country.""His comments actually shocked me a lot and then I was scared too," she said.Fatima was in Manitoba to visit family in early July. She and her family were driving in Pinawa, a small town about 95 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, when they got lost.Fatima said when she stopped to ask a stranger for directions, he called her a "parasite" and hurled racist insults at her.She posted a video she took of part of the encounter on social media this week."You are being racist," Fatima can be heard telling the man in the video."I'm a f--king Nazi," the man can be heard replying in the video. "Do you know what a Nazi is?"He then goes on to demand that Fatima remove her head covering."This is my hijab. Why should I take it off?" Fatima can be heard replying in the video.Two women passing by can then be heard confronting the man.Fatima says she and her family eventually got in their car and drove away.-'Doesn't represent Canada'-"I felt a responsibility to talk against racism, to stand up against Islamophobia," Fatima told CBC News in an interview Wednesday."I felt like I need to uphold my Canadian values and stand up for inclusion and justice because this is our country and we belong to this country."She praised the passersby who stopped to defend her."This man doesn't represent Canada. The other two ladies who stood up for us, they truly represent Canada," she said.Fatima, who came to Canada from Bangladesh in 2009, said she's never experienced anything like the racist attack before.Even so, she said she has heard of similar encounters and feels people are currently more open about expressing racist views than they have been in recent history.The political situation in the United States may be partly to blame, she said.Helmut-Harry Loewen is a hate crime expert and member of an anti-fascist activist group in Winnipeg called Fascist Free Treaty One.Speaking to CBC News last week, he said white supremacist groups are very much present in Manitoba and organizing, and attempts at recruiting within these groups are on the rise."Some have referred to it as the Trump effect, and we certainly saw that in Winnipeg just within days after Trump's election," he said."Posters went up downtown from various organizations. Some of them were posted on campus at the University of Manitoba promoting a kind of white students' union. All of this happened in the wake of Trump."But Canada has its own problems with racism. The number of police-reported hate crimes against Muslims jumped by 60 per cent in 2015 compared to the previous year, according to Statistics Canada.Data released in June of this year showed there were 159 anti-Muslim incidents reported to police in 2015, up from 99 the year before.Fatima said she plans on filing a report with police about her experience in Manitoba.
Navy ends sea search for McCain missing; confirms 1 death-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-August 24, 2017
SINGAPORE — The U.S. Navy on Thursday called off the search at sea for sailors missing after a collision between a destroyer and an oil tanker, and confirmed the identity of one body.The 7th Fleet said divers will continue to search flooded compartments inside the USS John S. McCain, where some remains have been found. The Navy has not provided specifics.Ten sailors went missing and five others were injured in the accident, which occurred Monday as the McCain was heading to Singapore for a routine port call.The fleet said it had identified the remains of Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Aaron Smith, 22, from New Jersey.The search, which also involved aircraft and ships from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia, was suspended after 80 hours of scouring a 2,100-square mile (5,400-square kilometre ) area east of Singapore, the Navy said.Earlier, it said a body found at sea by Malaysian forces was not one of the missing sailors. The remains were medically examined and will be returned to Malaysian authorities, it said.The commander of the 7th Fleet was relieved of duty on Wednesday following the McCain collision and other accidents this year that raised questions about its operations in the Pacific. Seven sailors died in June when the destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off Japan. Two lesser-known incidents occurred earlier in the year.The firing of Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, a three-star admiral, was a rare dismissal of a high-ranking officer for operational reasons.Aucoin was due to retire in a few weeks, and the officer named to succeed him, Vice Adm. Phillip Sawyer, assumed command immediately.Sawyer, speaking Thursday at a maritime security meeting in Bali, Indonesia, thanked regional navies for helping in the search for the missing McCain sailors."Often it is a brutal reminder that what we do is dangerous work in an unforgiving environment, requiring honed skills and constant vigilance," he said. "And even with those, bad things can happen."Lawrence Brennan, an adjunct law professor at Fordham University and a retired Navy officer, called Aucoin's dismissal "an unprecedented peacetime move.""Four incidents in a short time in an operational area is a problem," he said, though he cautioned against rushing to assign blame.The Navy has ordered an operational pause for its fleets worldwide to make sure all steps are being taken to ensure safe and effective operations. The Pacific Fleet will also carry out a ship-by-ship review of its vessels, looking at navigation, mechanical systems, bridge resource management and training.The 7th Fleet said four sailors injured in the collision and taken to a Singapore hospital for treatment were released on Wednesday.It identified the nine sailors who are still missing as Electronics Technician 1st Class Charles Nathan Findley, 31, from Missouri; Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Abraham Lopez, 39, from Texas; Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kevin Sayer Bushell, 26, from Maryland; Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jacob Daniel Drake, 21, from Ohio; Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Timothy Thomas Eckels Jr., 23, from Maryland; Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Corey George Ingram, 28, from New York; Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon, 26, from Connecticut; Electronics Technician 3rd Class John Henry Hoagland III, 20, from Texas; and Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Logan Stephen Palmer, 23, from Illinois.Annabelle Liang, The Associated Press.
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