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          Comment on Powered by the World’s Largest Consumer DNA Network, Ancestry Unveils More Detailed and Precise Ethnicity Estimates Than Ever Before by Janice      Cache   Translate Page      
I do think my ethnicity percentages are more accurate. But now that you've managed to separate Norway and Sweden, I wonder if you could separate Ireland, England and Scotland. I am feeling a bit miffed that my list of DNA matches for "New England Ancestors" (who were primarily English) includes my Scottish DNA matches ..... The problem for me is that it doesn't help me sort my matches. The Scots are paternal ancestors. The English and Irish are maternal. Hope this makes sense.
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          9/12/2018: COFFEEBREAK: BRIDGE      Cache   Translate Page      
Today’s deal is from a recent match between a team from Sweden and a team from Russia. To take 12 tricks, declarer must draw trumps, eliminate the hearts and clubs from both hands, and then play the ace and another spade. Should either defender have...
          Tyler Adams scores 1st goal to give US 1-0 win over Mexico      Cache   Translate Page      

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Americans is testing young players to get the United States back to the World Cup in 2022. Tyler Adams, Antonee Robinson and goalkeeper Zack Steffen are giving glimpses they might be able to help.

Adams scored his first international goal, four minutes after Angel Zaldivar was ejected for a studs-up tackle, and the United States rebounded from a poor first half for a 1-0 victory over Mexico on Tuesday night, the Americans' first win over their rival in three years.

"We wanted to show our character and pride for the country, and we went out there and battled at times," Adams said. "Maybe at the beginning the soccer wasn't there completely, it got a little chippy at times, but we handled ourselves well.

Adams, a 19-year-old who made his national team debut last November, scored after Kellyn Acosta passed to a sprinting Antonee Robinson on the left flank. Robinson crossed for Adams, who one-timed the ball from the penalty spot past goalkeeper Hugo Gonzalez, who played his first match for El Tri at age 28.

"He's a winner this kid, and I think I've been really pleased in terms of his growth with the ball in tight spots," U.S. interim coach Dave Sarachan said. "We know that he can run and cover ground and win tackles and compete. But at the next level now can you do the next part? And that's have a presence with the ball and picking your spots so it just keeps getting better."

The left-footed Robinson, burned by Douglas Costa with a cross that led to Brazil's opening goal in a 2-0 loss Friday, had replaced right-footed Eric Lichaj at left back in the 56th minute.

"I just saw the defenders dropping really deep toward the goal so I cut it back across so hopefully someone could get on the end of it, and thankfully Tyler did," Robinson said. "And it was a really great finish.

Adams called Robinson's cross good timing with the ball trickling right to him.

"So watching it was like in slo-mo, the ball just came to me and I was able to finish it," Adams said.

Mexico played a man short after Zaldivar took down U.S. captain Wil Trapp in the 67th minute, and the U.S. immediately surged in its attack.

U.S. midfielder Weston McKennie was replaced in the 40th minute after what appeared to be a non-contact injury to his left knee. McKennie will have a scan Wednesday.

The U.S. now has three wins, two losses and three draws under Sarachan, who took over last October after Bruce Arena quit when the Americans failed to qualify for the World Cup. New general manager Earnie Stewart plans to announce a permanent coach later this year.

The Americans had two losses and a tie in their previous three matches against Mexico, including a home defeat and a road draw in World Cup qualifying. Sarachan liked how his team kept their composure.

"This was a group that wasn't going to lose tonight, and I couldn't be more proud," Sarachan said.

Since opening the World Cup with wins over defending champion Germany and South Korea, Mexico has lost four straight games for the first time since 2001. Losses to Sweden and Brazil and the World Cup were followed by an exhibition defeat to Uruguay, with El Tri outscored 10-1 over the four matches.

There were few chances in the first half, when both teams showed little creative flair.

The match between the regional rivals became heated in the second half. Edson Alvarez was given a yellow card for bumping Matt Miazga after the 6-foot-4 American mocked Diego Lainez, who was defending him despite being nearly a foot shorter.

A crowd of 40,194 turned out for the game at Nissan Stadium, one of the sites on the proposed preliminary list for 2026 World Cup matches.

Sarachan made six changes from Friday and his lineup averaging 23 years, 5 days, the youngest starting lineup for the Americans against Mexico since at least 1990.

Mexico changed 10 starters from Friday and gave debuts to Gonzalez, defenders Jose Abella and Gerardo Arteago, and midfielder Erick Aguirre.

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This story has been corrected to show that Douglas Costa, not Diego Costa, had the cross that led to Brazil's opening goal in Friday's 2-0 loss.

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United States midfielder Tyler Adams (4) celebrates after scoring a goal against Mexico during an international friendly match Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The United States won 1-0. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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United States players celebrate after midfielder Tyler Adams scored a goal against Mexico during an international friendly match Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The United States won 1-0. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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U.S. midfielder Tyler Adams (4) applauds the fans after an international friendly match, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Adams scored the only goal as the U.S. won 1-0. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Mexico defenseman Hugo Ayala (3) battles U.S. midfielders Tim Weah (11) and Weston McKennie (8) for the ball during an international friendly match Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Mexico midfielder Roberto Alvarado (24) dribbles the ball past U.S. midfielders Tim Weah (11) and Weston McKennie (8) during an international friendly match, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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          Radio Derb Transcript Up For September 8: Britain's New Left, Sweden's New Right, Etc.      Cache   Translate Page      
01m19s  Staffing problems.  (Not enough Trumpists.) 08m33s  Politics, old and new.  (Cue Boomer balla [...]
          Grisly - The Spectral Wars 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
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          9/12/2018: ARTS: Folk club announce next month’s line-up      Cache   Translate Page      
EDINBURGH Folk Club have announced their line up for next month. They include Ransvik on October 3, which comprises Anna Wirsén, from Sweden, Christian Alvad from Denmark and Rod Sinclair from Scotland. Blueflint play on October 10 – the band have...
          BEYER, Adam/LAYTON GIORDANI/GREEN VELVET - Space Date (Drumcode Sweden) 12"      Cache   Translate Page      
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McDonnell: Labour will give power to workers through ‘ownership funds’(The Guardian):
All private companies employing more than 250 people would have to set up “ownership funds” giving workers financial stakes in their companies and increasing powers to influence how they are run, under radical plans announced by Labour as it prepares for a possible general election within months.
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You kids like Volvos? You like t-shirts and free trips? Our friends at Blipshift are running a contest with Volvo, where if you submit an awesome t-shirt design and win, they’ll send you to Sweden. Go to Blipshift for details. It’s running through Sunday, Sept. 16.

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          When Trump-Like Parties Win, Media Paints It as Victory For Extremism      Cache   Translate Page      

President Trump’s ideas are catching on around the world. Countries in Europe and elsewhere are embracing national identity, protecting borders and limiting immigration. So, when members of these new political forces make gains, the mainstream media has taken to describing them in the least-favorable terms imaginable. Sweden provided such an example this week. A center-right […]

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Police in Sweden were filmed hilariously chasing a stray swan through morning rush hour traffic, reminiscent of scenes from the hit movie Hot Fuzz.
          Sweden Hockey Tre Kronor T-shirt — Any color/Any size - Adult S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL Youth S, M, L, XL by BlastGear      Cache   Translate Page      

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          European NATO Jets Showcase Unified Russian Deterrence      Cache   Translate Page      
British, French and German fighter jets simulated flight interceptions over Western Europe on Wednesday as part of NATO drills to deter Russian planes from entering allied airspace and to showcase European efforts to integrate their air defenses.  Fighter pilots carrying air-to-air missiles from 10 NATO nations took turns to simulate the interception of a Belgian air force transport plane en route to Spain, performing visual inspections of the aircraft’s status by hovering off the wings at speeds of 900 km/hour (560 mph). Some 60 NATO jets, mainly from European allies, are on alert to defend alliance airspace, as NATO deals with a dramatic increase in Russian air activity on its borders since Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014, with a record 870 interceptions in the Baltics alone in 2016   This month, Moscow is holding its largest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union, with some 1,000 aircraft.  “NATO is relevant. This is not theoretical,” said Spanish Air Force Lieutenant General Ruben Garcia Servert on board the Belgian military transport plane, as Italian Eurofighters flew close to the cockpit to simulate interceptions. They later included British Typhoons and French Mirages.  “We have not always been successful in showing the taxpayer that we have the means and the capabilities to protect the population,” he told Reuters during a rare mid-air public display of flight interceptions.  European allies hope such displays highlight how their air forces are defending Europe in the face of sharp criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump, who at a summit in July railed against Europeans for not spending enough on defense and ports.  Able to divert, force to land or potentially even shoot down combat aircraft, NATO says its so-called air policing is not directed at Russia. But showdowns between rival warplanes in the Baltic and Black Sea are intensifying. Two U.S. jets escorted two Russian bombers over the Arctic Ocean on Sept. 7 in the latest incident, while Russia has scrambled fighter jets to intercept nuclear-capable U.S. bombers in interceptions that have echoes of the Cold War. Analysts warn that any collisions in the air over the Mediterranean, Baltic or Black Sea could risk the start of a wider conflict with Russia. ‘Single sky’ defenses  Both sides accuse the other of dangerous pilot behaviour, but NATO says Russian warplanes regularly fly without respecting international safety norms, such as responding to air traffic control and requests to identify themselves. Russia says all its flights are conducted in accordance with international law. “We have seen aircraft coming to our borders without flight plans, without any kind of controls ... safety regulations, entering into our area,” Garcia Severt said. “We have seen frequent activities in the Black Sea, but not only, sometimes we have seen aircraft flying around Europe,” he said, referring to Russian bombers off Portugal’s coast. NATO will hold its biggest exercise since 2002 in October and November in Norway, called Trident Juncture, and involving non-NATO Finland and Sweden, with more than 40,000 troops. While tensions with Russia have already prompted NATO to deploy multinational land battalions in Poland and the Baltics, NATO is also pushing to integrate its air forces, despite political resistance over issues of sovereignty. Under an agreement being negotiated, individual NATO countries’ air forces would defend each other's airspaces, regardless of the country they are in, under a “single sky” concept that could see Portuguese planes defending Spanish airspace, for example. Today, each nation defends its own airspace, unless, as in the case of the Baltics, it does not have fighter planes.
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          I want to make a pilgrimage to China on two conditions: Dalai Lama      Cache   Translate Page      
Foremost Buddhist figure and exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama who is currently in Malmo, Sweden on a four-nation tour in Europe has recently said that he wants to make a
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Who can become a Thesis Zombie? If you have a million creative ideas, plus you are easily stressed and you have once been a victim to procrastination… You are at risk of becoming a Thesis Zombie. When ‘thesis season’ comes around, students  usually go into deep hibernation mode (much like the Swedish brown bears). Hair […]

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          Apple Unveils Apple Watch Series 4 With 30 Percent Larger Display, Thinner Body, ECG Reader, Fall Detection, and More      Cache   Translate Page      
Apple announced new Apple Watch models at its Gather Round event today at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, Cupertino. The Apple Watch Series 4 will be available in 40mm and 44mm sizes – a step up from the 38mm and 42mm options of previous models – has a thinner body, and comes with a number of next-generation medical heart detection features approved by the FDA.


The new models have screens that are 30 percent larger than previous versions and, combined with a new user interface, allow watch faces to display up to eight complications, while native apps can show more information.

The Digital Crown has been re-engineered to include haptic feedback for better tactile responsiveness, the built-in speaker is 50 percent louder, and the microphone has been relocated, to reduce echo for better sound quality.

Meanwhile, new heart detection features, made possible via a new electrical heart sensor, include the ability to perform electrocardiogram (ECG) readings right out of the box, as well as detect low heart rhythm with background detection for atrial fibrillation, and low heart rate monitoring to detect very low blood flow from the heart.

The back of the Series 4 is made entirely of ceramic and sapphire crystal, with radio waves able to pass more freely through the front and rear, enabling better reception when using cellular functions. Despite the new tech, battery life remains on average the same as the previous generation Apple Watch, while running enthusiasts can now look forward to six hours' battery life when using outdoor workouts.


A new 64-bit Dual Core S4 processor provides up to 2x faster performance over previous generation models, and faster accelerometer and gyroscope technologies allow for better sensitivity, including the ability to detect a physical fall.

By analyzing wrist trajectory and impact acceleration, the Apple Watch Series 4 sends the user an alert after a fall, which can be dismissed or used to initiate a call to emergency services. If the device senses immobility for 60 seconds after the notification, it will automatically call emergency services and send a message along with location to emergency contacts.

With watchOS 5, Activity competitions allow users to challenge other Apple Watch wearers, automatic workout detection provides an alert to start a workout while giving retroactive credit, and Yoga and Hiking are new dedicated workout types that accurately track active calories burned and exercise minutes earned.

Meanwhile, Apple Watch owners can reach their friends with a tap of the wrist with Walkie-Talkie, a watch-to-watch connection exclusive to watchOS 5 that allows communication around the world over Wi-Fi or cellular.

The 40mm and 44mm Apple Watch models come in GPS and GPS + Cellular versions, in Silver, Space Gray, and Gold aluminum case options, and stainless steel options in Silver, Space Black, and Gold (with matching Milanese band).


A new Nike+ collection for Series 4 features redesigned Nike watch faces, which match to the new band colors, including a Pure Platinum/Black Sport Band and a Summit White Sport Loop with reflective yarn. Meanwhile new Hermès variants introduce an assortment of color-blocked bands and watch faces that shift from one color to the other with the passage of the minute hand.

Apple Watch Series 4 pricing starts at $399 for GPS and $499 for LTE, while the Series 3 continues to be available but at the new lower price of $280. Orders for the new models and new bands open Friday, September 14, with availability beginning Friday, September 21, in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE, UK and US, with other countries later this year.

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          Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deaths      Cache   Translate Page      

Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deathsThe number of cancer cases has continued to rise across Europe, however mortality rates from the disease have fallen, according to the World Health Organization's "European Health Report", published Wednesday. Some 2.4 percent of people living in the 53 countries constituting the WHO's "Europe region" had cancer in 2014, a 50 percent increase since 2000, although the figure conceals significant disparities in cancer type and region. In the Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland, the prevalence of cancer is twice as high at five percent, while it is only 1.8 percent in the 10 post-Soviet states that comprise the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), which includes Belarus, Georgia and Russia.



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At 12:56 PM on Wednesday, Coudersport Ambulance was dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a patient with difficulty breathing.
          Swedish voters seduced by white suprematism      Cache   Translate Page      
Nazi salutes provide cause for alarm wherever they are witnessed, but there is an added frisson when they are seen on the streets of Germany. Somewhat similarly, the idea of Sweden – a byword for European social democracy – flirting with the far right evokes a sense of despair.
          Viviane Robinson: global leader in education      Cache   Translate Page      
Distinguished Emeritus Professor Viviane Robinson has had an incredibly influential career working to change the way educators around the world view school leadership and improving outcomes for school students across the globe. She has consulted on leadership development and research to government agencies and organisations in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England, Singapore, Chile, Canada and Australia, as well as in her native New Zealand. She talks to Kathryn about her 42 year career at the University of Auckland, working with New Zealand's principals to improve student outcomes and on convincing policy makers that changing things isn't always the answer.
          The Real Contagion Threat Is Political      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Tom Luongo,

The real danger to the current institutional order was just demonstrated in Sweden. While I’ve talked at length about the potential financial contagion stemming from the implosion of multiple emerging market currencies it is the growing political crisis in Europe that will shape our future.

Sweden is The Land where Socialism Works, or so I keep getting told by ignorant leftists who cling to the power fantasy that central planning is the only way to make the trains run on time.

Central planning does do that, but only to deliver people into the nightmare of social disorder brought on by the disruption of the natural flow of capital.

Venezuela, South Africa, Soviet Union, post WWII Britain ... you get the idea.

But, the effects of the collectivist mindset are far more pernicious than those extreme examples.  And it is important we understand how little policies grow into big problems over time due to shaping people’s decisions through government edicts.

Corps Insanity

There is no better example for what I’m talking about than the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  A completely useless organization which sucks up billions in tax money to straighten rivers, build dams and alter the landscape to fit the needs of whoever paid Congress the most in lobbying money that year.

They engage in projects that cannot easily be done in the free market, nor should be done. But their activity creates downstream effects from their meddling which multiply over years and lead to problems which are orders of magnitude larger than they would have ever become naturally.

The Red Tides occurring off the Florida coast now are a political cudgel being swung at Governor Rick Scott to prevent him from moving up to U.S. Senator over his ‘environmental record.’  Now I’m no fan of Skeletor, as we call him down here, but these charges are simply grandstanding.

Because anyone who has an ounce of decency, intellectual honesty or passing acquaintance with history knows that the seeds of South Florida’s environmental nightmares are a product of the Corps of Engineers altering the landscape to serve Big Sugar and Big Corn.

These are two crops we shouldn’t even be growing (along with Soy and rapeseed) no less subsidizing due to their horrific effects on human health and development.  And this is another downstream effect of government meddling.

The real epidemic in the U.S. sapping our national wealth is not the rise of opioid use (though terrible) or the trade deficit it is diabetes and auto-immune diseases brought on by two generations of bad diet and ruinous food.

Health care and Big Pharma cost us trillions in easily avoided health problems due to the erroneous idea that human dietary needs are well-served by eating like my goats.

They aren’t.  Hell, even my goats spend most of their lives in ketosis.

This, again, is a product of government meddling into our food choices by diverting capital via farm subsidies and other bureaucratic structures built through the collective action of the ballot box.

So, a $200 million river straightening project turns into a multi-generational multi-trillion dollar loss of productive capital trying to keep people alive a little longer after a lifetime of eating like pigs being fattened for slaughter.

Okay, maybe that was the plan overall.

Rising Tides, Falling Boats

But, back to Sweden.  The results from the Swedish elections are another data point that populism is, well, popular.  The surge in popularity of the Sweden Democrats was strong enough to throw into flux the formation of a new government as support for the ruling Social Democrats has collapsed.

Where have we heard this story before?  Oh, only like all over freaking Europe.

What started with Brexit, carried across the pond to Trump, and spread to the continent in Italy, France, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, the Czech Republic and Germany which has now crossed back over the Baltic Sea to Sweden.

And still the political Left refuses to acknowledge the legitimacy of the concerns of voters, clinging desperately to the narrative that this is simply fringe ‘alt-right’ or ‘far-right Nazism’ rearing its head in an adolescent ab reaction to their very sensible and humanitarian policies.

They are supported in this delusion by the architects of the immigration nightmare in Europe who are quick to label anything vaguely sniffing of cultural pride as ‘extremism’ to shame apolitical and conscientious folks into staying within this failing paradigm of cultural suicide.

It is not working and thank the gods for it.

Whether the Sweden Democrats’ share of the vote is large enough for them to enter the government is irrelevant in the end.  Sweden’s political system is backward, but, hey, who am I to judge.

No one, actually, and that is the point.

The surge in popularity is what matters. And if they are excluded and things in Sweden continue as they are, then it will only serve up an even bigger voter backlash the next time they go to the polls if the government can even survive that long.

What’s is relevant is the contagion brought on by the downstream effects of one government intervention begetting a complete overhaul of the political landscape.

Europe is balkanizing.

Potential Post-EU map of Europe: Source @scottskingharry

Cultural Suicide Postponed

National cultures and community pride are sources of societal strength. The proponents of the Open Society and cultural homogenization are tone-deaf to the realities of forcing change because it is ‘the right thing to do’ or ‘the right thing to advocate.’

All it does is betray their totalitarian urge to force people they look down on to be better by first demonizing them for being racist and then acting out their own racism by forcing on their political opponents a life they do not want.

And the minute these long-suffering, abused people stand up for themselves and say, “No more” to their once peaceful communities being torn asunder by acid-throwing, gang-raping, rudderless immigrant males their reaction is to cry, “Racist!”

But that’s not working anymore.  What is working is the two-edged sword of political power.  Those that live by it will eventually hang from the rafters by it unless they willingly step aside and admit defeat with a modicum of grace and humility.

Given the reactions from the politically powerful all across Europe and the U.S. to this critical shift in the political landscape that is the last thing on their minds.

And that’s the most tragic irony of this entire period of history.  The very people who champion communitarianism and democracy as their highest ideal fear the power they have used so indiscriminately will be used against them when they lose it.

And their losses are mounting.

That’s what is inflaming their hatred and violence.  Abject terror of the backlash.  It is why this political contagion is the catalyst for global financial and economic collapse.  It’s already here in the form of emerging market upheaval. Faith in the institutions which circumscribe our lives is what props up currencies and, ultimately, asset values.

Politics got us into this mess.  It will not get us out of it.  The Great Reset is coming.  And you need to be prepared.

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          Takeaways from VGK rookie camp: Brannstrom is 'a special player,' Glass 'a threat all over the ice'      Cache   Translate Page      
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Only dummies use drugs

Forgive the over-simplified heading above.  I have clearly been reading too much journalism. What the article below shows is that illegal drug use is greatest in people who did poorly at school. Sadly, the authors are better at using complicated statistics than they are at thinking.  The BIG determinant of academic achievement is IQ, and yet they do not even mention IQ, let alone control for it.  They have wasted their efforts by that omission.  Low IQ would have caused both the low academic achievement and drug abuse.  The study tells us NOTHING new and skips over what was actually going on.  Sad and pathetic

Academic Achievement and Drug Abuse Risk Assessed Using Instrumental Variable Analysis and Co-relative Designs

Kenneth S. Kendler et al.

Abstract

Importance:  Low academic achievement (AA) in childhood and adolescence is associated with increased substance use. Empirical evidence, using longitudinal epidemiologic data, may provide support for interventions to improve AA as a means to reduce risk of drug abuse (DA).

Objective:  To clarify the nature of the association between adolescent AA and risk of DA by using instrumental variable and co-relative analysis designs.

Design, Setting, and Participants:  This study, assessing nationwide data from individuals born in Sweden between 1971 and 1982, used instrumental variable and co-relative analyses of the association between AA and DA. The instrument was month of birth. Co-relative analyses were conducted in pairs of cousins (263 222 pairs), full siblings (154 295), and monozygotic twins (1623) discordant for AA, with raw results fitted to a genetic model. The AA-DA association was modeled using Cox regression. Data analysis was conducted from October 2017 to January 2018.

Exposures:  Academic achievement assessed at 16 years of age (for instrumental variable analyses), and estimated discordance in AA in pairs of monozygotic twins (for co-relative analyses).

Main Outcomes and Measures:  Drug abuse registration in national medical, criminal, or pharmacy registries.

Results:  This instrumental variable analysis included 934 462 participants (478 341 males and 456 121 females) with a mean (SD) age of 34.7 (4.3) years at a mean follow-up of 19 years. Earlier month of birth was associated with a linear effect on AA, with the regression coefficient per month equaling −0.0225 SDs (95% CI, −0.0231 to −0.0219). Controlling for AA, month of birth had no association with risk of DA (hazard ratio [HR], 1.000; 95% CI, 0.997-1.004). Lower AA had a significant association with risk of subsequent DA registration (HR per SD, 2.33; 95% CI, 2.30-2.35). Instrumental variable analysis produced a substantial but modestly attenuated association (HR, 2.04; 95% CI, 1.75-2.33). Controlling for modest associations between month of birth and parental educational status and DA risk reduced the association to a HR of 1.92 (95% CI, 1.67-2.22). The genetic model applied to the results of co-relative analyses fitted the observed data well and estimated the AA-DA association in monozygotic twins discordant for AA to equal a HR of 1.79 (95% CI, 1.64-1.92).

Conclusions and Relevance:  Two different methodological approaches with divergent assumptions both produced results consistent with the hypothesis that the significant association observed between AA at 16 years of age and risk of DA into middle adulthood may be causal. These results provide empirical support for efforts to improve AA as a means to reduce risk of DA.

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WH Economic Adviser Explains Why Obama Can’t Take Credit for Recent Economic Boom

Kevin Hassett, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, dispelled the notion that former President Barack Obama can claim credit for the recent U.S. economic boom that has occurred during the Trump administration.

“One of the hypotheses that’s been floating around about the economy lately is that the strong economy that we’re seeing is just a continuation of recent trends. And, you know, since we're the nerds at the White House, we decided that this is a testable hypothesis. And so what we can do is we can go out and we can estimate recent trends -- that is, trends that ran in the economy up to the point of the last election -- and then compare the latest data to the recent trends,” he said.

Hassett showed several slides illustrating economic factors like small business optimism, business investment, structures, and equipment investment. Small business optimism, he illustrated, is at near record high, second only to July 1983.

“And so, I think that if you look at this chart, you can see that the first thing is small-business optimism. The middle chart is the percent reporting now as a good time to expand. The last one is the percent expecting higher real sales in six months. I think if you look at any of those, you'd say, ‘Gee, that doesn't really look like the continuation of a recent trend,’” he said.

Business investment is up more than $300 billion over the trend, Hassett noted.

“And I think that if anyone were to assert that the capital spending boom that we're seeing right now was a continuation of the trend that President Trump inherited, then, well, you know, they wouldn't get a high grade in graduate school for that assertion.

Capital goods orders and shipments are up sharply, Hassett illustrated.

“Durable goods orders, capital goods orders -- it's a key part of the economy, and it's one of the factors that we look at most closely because it characterizes, basically, the good-paying jobs, the jobs that affects normal Americans -- blue-collar Americans,” he said.

“And the first chart is core capital goods orders, and the second chart is core capital goods shipments, and if you look at it, the blue again shows a clear downward trajectory and billions of dollars, and then that trajectory reversed itself completely when President Trump was elected. If you were going to assert that the current good news is just the extension of a recent trend, then you'd just simply be factually incorrect,” Hassett said.

Business conditions have also improved sharply, Hassett noted in his chart presentation. Furthermore, new business applications have surged.

“Now, one of the things that I can remember at the American Enterprise Institute talking a lot about before I came in here was the fact that entrepreneurship in America was falling off, and one of the ways we can measure entrepreneurship is that, if you start a new business, that you have to apply for an ID number -- a tax ID number -- for your business,” he said.

“And so, in this chart, we've plotted the EIN applications for new businesses, and if you look at the blue line, they were heading up because we were at a recovery, but there's clear upward trajectory way above the trend at the end,” Hassett said.

Furthermore, he said, prime-age workers are re-entering the labor force and finding jobs, as illustrated by his chart presentation. There’s also improvement in blue collar jobs, Hassett noted. Additionally, blue collar jobs grew 3.3 percent in the year through July, the fastest pace since 1984.

“The next chart is prime-age workers re-entering the labor force, and again, if you look at the trend, one of the things people said when we put out our growth forecast that said that we'd have 3 percent growth was we said that President Trump's policies are going to bring factories back to the U.S., give you the capital spending boom that you saw in the previous chart, and that was going to bring people back into the labor force at precisely the right time,” Hassett said.

“Once again, you can see that there's clear break in the trend, and so, if you see a break in the trend in the capital spending, the new plant formation that gives blue-collar workers their jobs ... then maybe we see a break in the trend in blue-collar workers employment as well, and so this is employment for people in goods-producing industries,” he said.

“If you look, again, at the blue part on the left, you can see that there's a clear downward trend going on in the growth rate of that for President Obama, and then a clear inflection timed almost precisely, once again, at the election. And the notion, again, that somebody might defensively attempt to assert that this is a continuation of the trend is almost laughable if you look at this chart and, you know, look at the rest of them,” Hassett said.

His final chart showed that the growth of private nonresidential fixed investment Is well above projections. It illustrated what the Congressional Budget Office predicted would happen with capital spending back in 2017, what the CBO said in April 2018, and then what actually happened.

“And so, I would assert that if you look at the collective body of evidence, the notion that what we're seeing right now is just a continuation of recent trends is not super defensible,” Hassett said.

“And I think that -- I know that we're in a political time and passions are high, but, as geeky economists, one of the things we have to do is think ahead to what historians will think when they look back at this time,” he said.

“And I can promise you that economic historians will 100 percent accept the fact that there was an inflection at the election of Donald Trump, and that a whole bunch of data items started heading north. They will, of course, argue for a long time about why that happened,” Hassett said.

“In fact, we provided estimates at the time last fall that said that capital spending this year would go up about 11 percent because of the tax cuts. So far, in the first half of the year, capital spending is up 10 percent, and so you don't have to really reach far for a theory of what happened,” he said.

“President Trump deregulated the economy; we've talked about how that affects growth. The tax cuts have had exactly the predicted effect on the economy that's brought businesses back to the U.S., factories back to the U.S., and created jobs for ordinary Americans. It’s clear in the data that there's been a trend break,” Hassett added.

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Doctor Shortages Explode Thanks To ObamaCare — Who Could Have Predicted That?

A year before ObamaCare became law, an IBD/TIPP Poll warned that it would lead to doctor shortages because many would quit or retire early. New evidence shows that our warnings were dead on.

A recent report from the Association of Medical Colleges projects doctor shortages of up to 121,300 within the next 12 years. That's a 16% increase from their forecast just last year.

Not only are medical schools having trouble attracting doctors (New York University plans to offer free tuition to its med students), but current physicians are cutting back on patient visits, retiring early or switching careers.

An article in a recent issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings says that nearly one in five doctors plan to switch to part-time clinical hours, 27% plan to leave their current practice, and 9% plan to get an administrative job or switch careers entirely.

Another survey found that nearly two-thirds of doctors feel burned out, depressed or both.

This is already having a significant effect on patient access to doctors. A Merritt Hawkins survey of doctors in 15 metro areas found that "average new-patient physician appointment wait times have increased significantly. The average wait time for a physician appointment for the 15 large metro markets surveyed is 24.1 days, up 30% from 2014. "

Getting a new-patient appointment with a family physician, for example, went from an average 19 days in 2014 to almost 30 days in 2017. To get an appointment for a heart checkup with a cardiologist, wait times climbed from seven days in 2009 to 21 days in 2017. For a well-woman exam with an OB/GYN, they went from 17 days to 26 over those years.

This should not come as a surprise to anyone.

Eight years ago, IBD/TIPP surveyed 1,376 practicing physicians across the country, asking them what they thought about the health reform bill Democrats had been putting together.

The survey found that a surprisingly large share of doctors, 45%, "would consider leaving their practice or taking an early retirement" if Congress passed what ended up as ObamaCare. (To read more about ObamaCare, click here.)

The survey generated plenty of attention — most of it from Democrats and the mainstream media who desperately wanted to get ObamaCare enacted. They viciously attacked the survey, calling it "shoddy," "out of whack," "ludicrous," "not trustworthy," "shabby" and "garbage."

Turns out it was the critics of the poll who were shoddy, out of whack and not trustworthy.

Subsequent surveys proved the IBD/TIPP poll right, including one taken in 2015 by the Mayo Clinic that found 54% of doctors suffering burnout, and a 2016 survey that found just over half say they participate in ObamaCare plans.

Obama Mandates and Doctor Shortages

One of the big drivers of doctor exits, by the way, is the Obama administration's "electronic health records" mandate, which was supposed to vastly improve the quality and efficiency of care.

It's had the opposite effect. A Mayo Clinic survey found that the EHR mandate is reducing efficiency, increasing costs and paperwork hassles, and pushing more doctors to quit or retire early.

A Harris Poll found that 59% of doctors say the current EHR system foisted on them by the Obama administration needs "a complete overhaul," and 40% say it imposes more challenges than benefits.

ObamaCare continued what had been a long and sorry trend in health care. Government-imposed rules designed to fix some problem in the system instead generated mountains of new administrative work.

The result has been that while the number of physicians in the country has climbed modestly over the past three decades, the number of health care administrators exploded.

Driving doctors out of the medical profession and exacerbating doctor shortages was not what Obama promised when he started "reforming" health care. But it is what his heavy-handed government interventions are producing. Don't say we didn't warn you.

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The U.S. economy is a gift that keeps on giving

Appalachian Power recently announced utility rate cuts for more than 500,000 Americans. The West Virginia-based energy provider estimates the total rate reduction will come out to roughly $50 million, meaning customers’ monthly bills will decrease about six percent for the average residential account.

What explains the drop? The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed last December. Because of its lower federal tax bill, Appalachian Power can afford to slash rates and pass along its tax savings to working Americans who desperately need financial relief.

This story is playing out all across the country. Because of federal tax cuts, more than 665 U.S. employers can afford to help the Middle Class American workers in the form of pay raises, 401(k) increases, bonuses, and other employee benefits. Job creators are also taking advantage of their beefed-up budgets to expand hiring, extending career opportunities to thousands upon thousands of Americans who couldn’t find them years ago.

Appalachian Power’s utility rate reductions comprise only the tip of the iceberg. Wal-Mart issued a $1,000 bonus to employees. Apple will use its tax savings to hire 20,000 new employees, while Kraft Heinz plans to put $1.3 billion toward pre-funding of worker retirement benefit plans. New York-based M&T Bank Corporation focused on bumping up employee paychecks, increasing its base wage from $14 to $16 an hour.

And don’t forget the Republican tax bill’s positive impact on small business, which remains America’s most important employer. The United States is home to more than 30 million small businesses, which employ nearly 60 million workers—half of our private-sector workforce. In fact, small businesses account for 99.9 percent of all U.S. employers.

When they succeed, the U.S. economy flourishes. And they are succeeding!

Because of lower rates and increased deductions, job creators—large and small—now have more resources to invest in business expansion and job creation, bringing undeniable economic prosperity to local communities. The list of tax cut beneficiaries certainly includes America’s largest corporations, but it would be foolish to overlook the likes of neighborhood diners and community banks.

Take it from me: I’m a small business owner. As the president and CEO of Joseph’s Lite Cookies in Florida, I run a family-owned, sugar-free cookie business. We bake more than 12 million sugar-free cookies a day. And thanks to the tax cuts, we’re now experimenting with new product lines including sugar-free pancake syrup.

For years, I sent as much as 50 percent of my business income to the government—federal, state, and local. As the owner of a pass-through small business, my business income was taxed as personal income at the top federal rate of 39.6 percent, on top of the state and local tax burden.

But the future is now brighter—because of our tax savings. Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, I not only awarded four-figure raises to key employees, but also purchased new computer systems and created new product packaging for international expansion.

The bottom line is this: When you help job creators, you are helping those who depend on them—not millionaires and billionaires, but everyday Americans in need of a leg up. That’s the way the cookie crumbles.

SOURCE 

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by digby



My Salon column this morning:

Here's a story that won't merit a lot of discussion in the American press because our political circus and culture war is so loud and raucous that we can't hear much else:
Sweden headed for a hung parliament after an election on Sunday that saw the popularity of the nationalist Sweden Democrats surge, as one of Europe’s most liberal nations turns right amid fears over immigration.
Sweden is a social-democratic nation with excellent services, benefits and a very high standard of living. Most Swedish citizens have traditionally held very liberal views on just about everything. But the far right made big gains in this year's election because of immigration and, frankly, race. That's what right-wing "nationalism" in 2018 comes down to. Welcome to our world.

Sweden isn't the first European country to go this way in recent years. Hungary, Austria, Italy and (in its own manner) Britain have taken rightward turns, and those political movements are picking up steam all over the world. I won't try to analyze the reasons for this. There are hundreds of people trying to sort out where all this is coming from. Let's just say there are tectonic forces at play, from migration caused by war, economic dislocation and climate change to income inequality, corruption and God knows what else. But regardless of the reasons, there is no doubt that something is afoot and it's gaining ground.

Here in the United States, our version of this phenomenon is Trumpism, an especially cartoonish form of the right-wing nationalism we see elsewhere. Donald Trump is a ridiculous celebrity with a simple-minded set of talking points he's been spouting for decades, along with some recently acquired hate-radio tropes deployed to get his followers excited. Nonetheless, Trumpism is best understood as a variant of the global "alt-right" movement devoted to martial chauvinism, authoritarianism, anti-liberalism, nativism and racism. Perhaps the primary exponent of the current U.S. iteration is former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, who is also the former chairman of Breitbart News and now a propaganda filmmaker.

Bannon's last foray into electoral politics didn't end well when he went down to Alabama to stump for Judge Roy Moore in his ill-fated Senate race. You may recall that his pitch was almost entirely a series of attacks on the Republican leadership:




Bannon has been traveling all over Europe the past few months, making contacts and forming alliances with the various right-wing movements across the Atlantic, observing how they become dominant in their respective conservative coalitions and forming a new organization he calls "the Movement." Now he has rushed back to the U.S. to join the midterm fray, hoping to foment the paranoia and grievance that defines both Trump and his followers and to reframe the November election as a war for survival.

This weekend saw the release date of Bannon's new film, "Trump@War." It portrays the Democrats and the media as allied against Donald Trump and, by association, his followers. This strategy goes hand in hand with Bannon's recent proclamation that the Republicans need to run on impeachment.



There's good reason to believe Bannon is doing at least some of this in order to get back in Trump's good graces, but according to Jonathan Swan at Axios, it isn't working. Or at least it hasn't up until now. However, the second front in Trump's war may prove to be more fruitful. In an interview with Reuters over the weekend, Bannon described the New York Times' recent anonymous op-ed by a senior administration official as an attempted "coup" and compared Trump to Abraham Lincoln, which he knows the president loves:
“What you saw the other day was as serious as it can get. This is a direct attack on the institutions,” Bannon said during a flying visit to Italy. “This is a coup, okay ... This is a crisis. The country has only ever had such a crisis in the summer of 1862 when General McClellan and the senior generals, all Democrats in the Union Army, deemed that Abraham Lincoln was not fit and not competent to be commander in chief,” Bannon said. “There is a cabal of Republican establishment figures who believe Donald Trump is not fit to be president of the United States. This is a crisis."

He also claimed that he's not a "conspiracy guy," which will come as a surprise to anyone who's read his writings or watched his films.

Bannon is a white nationalist propagandist who has openly proclaimed that he wants to create chaos and blow up the existing world order and start over. If he had never been involved with the Trump campaign and hired into the White House he would probably be dismissed as a pseudo-intellectual Alex Jones. But the imprimatur of his association with the president gives him credibility in foreign capitals and could very well be influential in the Trump White House once again if this spirited defense against virtually everyone -- the Democrats, the media and the GOP establishment -- convinces Trump that he's a loyal soldier after all.

The fight between Trump and the Democrats is a natural political battle, and Trump has repeatedly insisted that he views the media as his enemy. But the ongoing leaking from Trump insiders and the anonymous op-ed could represent a tremendous opportunity for Bannon to flog his crusade against the Republican establishment, which he has considered to be Job One since his Breitbart days.

But he may have been spending too much time in Europe lately. Bannon has apparently failed to notice that if at one point there was a civil war within the Republican Party, the establishment has unconditionally surrendered. No Republican with any institutional power has done a thing to stop Trump. Some insiders have leaked self-serving stories to the press in order to reassure waffling suburban Republicans that they needn't worry about Trump blowing up the world. That looks a lot like an effort to help the party keep control and further empower his administration.

Sure, Trump is a crude demagogue. But Republicans have been priming the resentments of their white racist base for decades. How much of a surprise can this really be? The program he's enacting is their program, which they can't bring themselves to oppose no matter how crazy he sounds. They're just worried about losing those voters who find Trump to be too boorish. He doesn't understand that you're supposed to dog-whistle this stuff so you don't humiliate the nice suburban Republicans in front of the neighbors.

Bannon has said that the far-right European parties are about a year ahead of the United States. He's got that wrong. The European right may be getting its mojo back after a long hiatus, but the American right has been pushing a racist, nationalist politics for decades. It's just talking about it more openly now.



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Elections in the land of ice and snow and universal healthcare

By Spocko
I'm in the land of ice and snow and universal health care. It's been a great trip. No headlines about 45 in the papers! Woo hoo!
Beer Garden above Stockholm 
Yesterday I happened to be in Stockholm during their main election. The results aren't final yet, but the center left current ruling party has a slim lead. Guardian story

I was visiting my friend Dan M, I've known him since the early Atrios days, but never met in person. He had lots of great stories and insight into the political scene there. l'll write more about the fun part of the trip soon, and try not to bore people with my vegan meal adventures, 399 shots of Viking ships, mittens and statues. (Oslo's Statue park is Amazing!)

Viking Burial Ship (non-burned variety) 

I asked him about the rise of the anti-immigration party (called Sweden Democrats). He explained that their roots were with the Nazi skin heads, and to not listen to the English speaking press about them, because they get it wrong. I'm glad I talked to Dan, because that night I watched the BBC do a story about "The New Sweden" and it was clear they were pushing the following narrative: "Sweden thinks they are so great and egalitarian but they are becoming racists and bigots, just like America and England.They aren't so great after all!" Luckily, during one of his interviews with unemployed people saying how crummy Sweden was, a refugee/immigrant came up and talked about how fair Sweden was and how happy he was here. That kind of shut the reporter up, but not before he took the complaints of three unemployed people to the current political leader.
The reporter pushed the politician about problems with immigration and asked if the problems of the people he talked to was, "fake news." Luckily the politician was skilled enough to push back on the faulty premise. (Dear BBC, please don't use Donald Trump words in your interviews it makes you sound stupid, even with your British accent)
The immigration issue is real, but Dan M explained that as Sweden has taken a lot of refugees the right wing party has used the situation to blow the same racist dog whistles as in America. One of the politicians on the far right said the immigrants, "just need to learn to be more Swedish!" (as in change their skin color)
When I saw the "Queers Against Borders"
I knew I had found my people 
We actually walked into a political rally the previous day. Although I couldn't understand the language, the pacing and the cheering just SOUNDED like a fascist speech or Trump rally (Do they all listen to Hitler's speeches to practice?) I wasn't sure until I spotted the protesters penned in by the police who were holding a Queers Against Borders sign. The place they were speaking was an astroturfed location that Rick Steve's said "Latte Dad's" hang out. That's because of the intelligent family leave policies of the Swedish government. I saw a lot of Dads with strollers and kids in carriers. Like this guy!
Fit hot guys hold babies too! 
Why is the idea that you should invest in the health and safety of the people in your country so hard for Conservatives to get? What is that about? (There are multiple books that explain it better than I can, ask your local progressive.)
The thing that I noticed (and Dan confirmed) is that having health care makes a huge difference in the quality of people's lives. Imagine a world where everyone feels better and is less concerned about their health care. I'm visiting it now. Why don't we take a chance on it?
Why are Conservatives so against this? Earlier i I checked in with Digby and saw this piece
https://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2018/09/theyre-still-trying-to-kill-us.htm about how 20 state AGs are tying to kill the ACA insurance pre-existing condition section. What a horrible policy these people are pursuing.
The smell of sweaty nervousness of Americans
People kept telling us how expensive it is in Scandinavia, but with the cost they get something we don't, a removal of the undercurrent of "sweaty nervousness" that Americans feel about health care.

l realize I may be projecting based on a small sample size of everyone I know in American and the people I've talked to on our trip, but Dan confirmed that observation sounds right and he liked the term. It also might be because I know 3 people right now who are in financial crisis because of health care issues, so it has really focused my attention.
The right wing media in the US pushes the resentment that someone out there has something they don't. They also tap into the feeling many people have, "I work hard for my crappy-anxiety filled life, so everyone else should too!' People try to understand how politicians can be so nasty about providing health care to all. Are they just mean? Hateful racists? Sure, some of them.

But politicians, and rich Conservatives with great health care, also believe that "sweaty nervousness" in people is a good thing. They believe it makes them more productive. They also know it makes them stick to a job.
They see it as a benefit that health care is tied to employment. They believe it's good for people to not get too cocky, otherwise they would quit their job and
and run off to protest like a dirty fng hippie!

When we destroy our planet, THEN we will learn
I'm reading a great book by Becky Chambers, in which the humans have had to leave the planet we messed up. But as they moved to the stars they realized that they couldn't view their generation spaceships as having unlimited resources. They needed to see them as closed systems. They also understood that massive inequality in resources bread resentment. On "The Fleet" all the people know they have a place to stay and food to eat. (I'm not to the health care part yet). They see they are part of the whole system.

Now is the time to push for Universal Health care. If the stock market is good, and the unemployment rate is low, the excuse "We can't afford it!" is false, it's only driven by the health care for profit people and the desire to keep some folks more miserable than others as a motivational tool to stick to a job.
But when the unemployment goes up again, that health care goes away. That's why the ACA and its insurance reforms are so important. There are millions of us in the "gig economy" who can't count on future money for housing and food and who don't have health care from a job job. Contrary to politicians like Paul Ryan, we will still be motivated to work hard even if we have health care.

We end our trip in Canada, the home of the great Tommy Douglas, who brought universal healthcare to Canada. If Americans don't want to learn from Scandinavians, maybe we can learn from Canadians. I know I listen to the wisdom of Canadians as often as possible. Because, as you know, William Shatner is from Canada.

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Vanderleun linked to a blog I am not familiar with called Raconteur Report, which has a post remembering 9-11.
We have the spectacle of entire nations self-destructing under the onslaught of "refugees", suspiciously all military-aged males, minus women and children, streaming from every not-at-war Turd World Shitholia and Trashcanistan, raping entire populations in plain sight, for decades, with the full approval of the authorities, and pillaging the cultural heritage of the entire civilized world. And Stockholm Syndrome times Battered Wives' Syndrome is alive and well; but not just in Stockholm, but in Berlinistan, Londonistan, Paristan, Romistan, Rotherham, Chemnitz, and every other future no-go zone in the caliphate that's spreading like cancer from Spitzbergen to Sicily.
To Syracuse.
To San Diego.
Let me know when realization dawns for you.

...The half-assed, half-witted, half-stepping pseudo-response to 9/11 has ensured that every day is 9/11.

Ask a thousand English girls enslaved for sex in their own country, and passed around like so much white meat. For a decade, while Britistani officialdom watched.
(Dear British pussies: you should be hunting down like Adolph Eichmann, and beheading, on YouTube and LiveLeak, with dull rusty saws, every public official who did that, and putting their freshly-severed heads on London Bridge, but you're all women now, the best part of your DNA ran down the legs of French ladies of your grandfathers' era in the countryside outside Verdun, and you deserve the butt-raping you'll be getting in your own towns until you fix that. If ever. If you're too squeamish, maybe you can hire it out to the Gurkhas, but it still needs getting done. Sorry about the shoe fitting and all.)

Ask numbers beyond account stabbed, shot, or run over in France.
Ask the women of Germany and Sweden and Norway, gang-raped in 100% of cases by the very same swarthy "Asian" hordes of rapefugees they foolishly welcomed into their homelands.

When someone tells you they're coming for you, take them at their word.
If it's going to come down to that, it's always better to be the one twisting the bayonet, rather than the one impaled on the end.

Sooner or later, you're going to figure that out.
Hopefully, the light will dawn while you still have the means to make a choice in the matter.
Read more here.
          Gundlach: US Economy And Stocks Could Be "Burnt Out"      Cache   Translate Page      

By Robert Huebscher of Advisor Perspectives

Stimulative measures drive growth, and the U.S. economy and stock market have benefited from quantitative easing, lower rates, less regulation and tax cuts. But Jeffrey Gundlach admonished investors that too much stimulus can backfire.

Gundlach, the chief investment officer of Los Angeles-based DoubleLine Capital, spoke via webcast with investors on September 11. His talk was titled, “Miracle Grow,” and the focus was on his firm’s flagship mutual fund, the DoubleLine Total Return Fund (DBLTX). The slides from his presentation are available here.

Gundlach, an amateur gardener, said that he often uses Miracle Grow fertilizer to help his plants.

“But if you dump Miracle Grow on plants long enough it burns them out,” he said.

The growth of the deficit has been disconcerting. The deficit growth has been at levels that have historically been used to counter recessions, even though we have been in a nine-year-long period of growth.

The U.S. total debt outstanding and the total S&P return have moved up in tandem. That has been “miracle growth,” he said.

What’s going to happen when the next recession happens? The deficit could “explode,” Gundlach said.

Let’s look at what Gundlach said the future holds for the U.S. economy and stock and bond markets.

A recession ahead?

Tax cuts, deficits and debt have been responsible for the surges in U.S. growth – as are the threats of tariffs, which accelerated growth forward, according to Gundlach. Real GDP growth, he said, is at 2.9% and may be as high as 3.8% for Q3. Nominal GDP has accelerated as a result of higher inflation.

The last time nominal GDP grew at this rate was in 2004, which led to Fed rate hikes.

Is there trouble ahead? The year-over-year leading economic indicators (LEIs) are growing at 6.9%, matching the level at their peak in 2012-2013. “It’s very likely they will turn negatives,” and there is “no sign of a recession,” he said.

Sentiment surveys are “off the charts” and “have never been higher,” he said. This is the result of decreased regulation, according to Gundlach.

The PMI surveys are extremely strong (manufacturing is at 61.3 and at its highest level in 20 years). This, he said, is the result of “extraordinary” dovish central bank policies from the Fed and other central banks.

But the Fed is now in quantitative tightening (QT) mode. “We’ll see what happens as $60 billion/month of debt is retired, starting in October.”

There are also trillions of corporate maturities in the next five years, both in the U.S. and globally, according to Gundlach. Along with QT, that will lead to a lot of “interesting things” as all that debt needs to be re-floated, he said.

As debt has grown, it hasn’t been reinvested smartly, he said. Net government investment hasn’t grown. One of the positive things is that government capital spending has grown faster than consumption when compared to prior years, according to Gundlach.

Among households, student and auto loan debt has grown at alarming rates, he said. Millennials have been trapped into “lifelong debt problems” as a result of tuition increases, he said, which have been fueled by debt accessibility.

Home prices are up and home affordability is down, he said, so there has been a slump in housing growth. More than two-thirds of sentiment-survey respondents have said that it is not a good time to buy a home.

Countering Trump’s rhetoric

Gundlach generally stays out of politics in his webcasts. But this time he refuted some of President Trump’s claims.

This is not the “greatest jobs economy of all time,” Gundlach said, contrary to Trump’s claims. Wages growth has not kept up with inflation, except briefly in 2017, according to Gundlach. Wage growth is slowing down, according to data from the Atlantic Fed. Real average earnings growth is negative, with the CPI at 2.95%.

“It’s inflation that’s growing,” Gundlach said.

For the first 20 months of the Trump presidency, there have been 190,000 of new jobs per month. But under the last 20 months of Obama’s tenure, there were 211,000. Not only is this not the greatest jobs economy of all time, it is actually slightly worse than Obama’s presidency, and both periods were late-cycle in the economy, Gundlach said.

Since 1939, despite the huge increase in the population, there were “many, many” times when job growth was vastly higher than under Trump’s presidency, Gundlach said. But, Gundlach acknowledged, a lot of that historical growth happened when demographics were much more favorable than it is now.

The response to the next recession will be some form of universal basic income (UBI), he said. Gundlach cited a program like this in Sweden and noted the recent calls for UBI among socialist Democrats.

The miracle growth markets

Miracle Growth has been thrown at the markets, Gundlach said. As global central banks have pursued aggressively dovish policies, foreign stock market returns have responded in a similar way to those in the U.S.

But global stock markets are down this year, with some real “disasters” in the emerging markets, he said, due to the trade war.

“One of the things we will remember most about 2018 is that incredible divergence between the U.S. and global stock market returns,” Gundlach said.

Inflation has been picking up in the U.S. and internationally. Across the globe, 80% of countries have had rising inflation during the last three months. “We can clearly see that inflation has bottomed out and is heading higher,” Gundlach said. Both goods and services prices have been rising over that period.

We are not having problems getting inflation to the 2% level, according to Gundlach. There is good reason to believe the core CPI will go higher, according to DoubleLine’s proprietary models, the New York Fed’s Underlying Inflation Gauge (UIG) and the ISM PMI (which also is a leading indicator of inflation). Money growth (M2) supply also suggests a move above 3% for inflation, according to Gundlach.

A suicide mission

“It’s bad enough that deficits are increasing this late in the cycle, but we are increasing taxes and raising interest rates,” Gundlach lamented. It is a “suicide mission,” as Gundlach had called it in a previous webcast. If rates are hundred basis points higher, with $7 trillion of debt, there will be $140 billion of additional interest costs, according to Gundlach.

“This will put further pressure on the deficit and create a self-reinforcing cycle of higher debt and higher rates,” he said.

The Treasury could get overwhelmed by a “supply fear” that could lead to much higher inflation, with a tough economy and rising rates, Gundlach warned. “That would be the gateway to universal basic income. Americans would think they were getting something, but it would really be a devaluation of the dollar.”

The dollar’s next big move will be down and it will be lower than it is now by year end, he said. It has recently weakened versus the euro. That will help non-U.S. stock markets. But the dollar has strengthened relative to emerging markets, which has hurt those stock markets.

“The market is telling us the trade war is very bad for emerging markets, especially those with dollar-denominated debt,” Gundlach said.

But, he said, President Trump wants the dollar to be weaker and wants the Fed’s help to make this happen.

U.S. valuations, according to the CAPE ratio, are near 1929-levels. Emerging markets are at half the levels of the U.S., based on the CAPE ratio. It’s really hard to believe that equity markets will hold up. If it gets worse in the emerging markets, then it “has to be a global situation.”

That will happen if the dollar weakens.

Advice to investors

Since May, global markets are down 10% and the U.S. is up 7%. Emerging markets are down 20% over that period, which “looks like a bear market,” Gundlach said. But he does not expect this divergence to continue.

Commodities are at historically cheap levels, but are not going lower, according to Gundlach. “They are a late-cycle play and highly volatile” and they should “stay in the portfolio,” he said.

Gold, at approximately $1,200 per ounce, will increase in price as the dollar weakens. It is a “really good buy” at its current price and has “exhausted its downside,” Gundlach said.

The U.S. 10-year yield (at 2.97%) has been remarkably stable over the last several months. But if nominal GDP growth or the German 10-year yield moves higher – the two have historically been closely tied to U.S. 10-year rates – then it would lead to higher rates. But Gundlach said he does not have high conviction about the future direction of rates.

There is an extremely large speculative position against the Treasury market. Gundlach said that if rates head down, even a little, it could lead to a “stampede” and possibly to a 10-year rate as low as 2.25%. He called this scenario “conjectural” but not impossible.

The 30-year yield (at 3.12%) is nearing the 3.22% level, which Gundlach has previously cited as a threshold that would lead to higher rates, provided there are two consecutive closes above that rate.

Across sectors of the bond market, Gundlach said he is not a big fan of corporate bonds, which are two standard deviations rich, according to the DoubleLine models. Junk bonds are “very highly valued,” he said, but not in imminent danger. Corporate-debt-to-GDP is “horrifically” high, he said, and is inconsistent with tight option-adjusted spreads. Corporate bond yields are also suffering from historically high levels of supply.

With convertible bonds, investors are “basically owning stocks” he said. They are more of an equity investment.

Non-agency mortgage-backed (MBS) securities and floating rate bonds are his favored bond sectors.

Don’t buy Chinese stocks, he said. The financial problems there are “scary” and investors are better off in other Asian markets.

The S&P 500 will end the year modestly lower, he said.

“You want to be globally diversified,” Gundlach said. The U.S. market is sensitive to “just a few stocks.” If you want to increase beta, invest outside the U.S.

“I would not invest in e-commerce stocks,” Gundlach said. “I would rather sleep at night.”


          Its Monday and TSN basketball analyst Jack Armstrong starts the week with his five th      Cache   Translate Page      
Its Monday and TSN basketball analyst Jack Armstrong starts the week with his five thoughts on the NBA including a struggling Raptors defence, a pair of impressive rookie point guards in the Magics Elfrid Payton, Jr. Cheap Timberwolves Jerseys . and Shabazz Napier of the Heat, a potential problem with the NBAs new replay centre and James Johnson of the Raptors. 1. RAPTORS D: Its just not good at all right now and its a bad sign when Dwane Casey has to continually harp on it. Players are trying to just win on talent alone and that will get you beat on a lot of nights. A potentially dangerous character flaw, this team has a switch mentality, which we saw creeping in last March when they seem to think they can cruise their way through certain parts of games and pick it up when they feel like it, instead of having winning habits. Theyve given up over 101 PPG on 49 FG% and 44 3P%. If this team wants to be good to very good, it better realize that you have to respect your opponent and the game and stop trying to take shortcuts to success. It dont come easy. You got earn it and that means a much higher price has to be paid on D. Its nothing to do with schemes or Xs and Os. Do you want to lay it on the line all the time or not? Yes, I know they had free throw issues against the Heat, but weve all seen the defence in the first three games. Its not going to cut it and its time to decide how committed they really want to be. The good news is, this is all very correctable, but winning is really hard to do and you cant ever lose sight of that. Enough said. 2. ELFRID PAYTON (Magic): I love his game and potential. Hes long and athletic with terrific defensive range. Payton changes speeds and can score and create for others in the lane. Hes got good size and, as he fills out and figures it out, will be a good one. I can see why scouts were intrigued by him. Hes won me over. 3. SHABAZZ NAPIER (Heat): Hes going to be a nice back-up point guard for his squad. Napier is more of a pure lead guard than Norris Cole and Mario Chalmers. He makes the smart play and makes others better. Hes a winner and plays the game right and really hard. Napier was a good late first-round pick. 4. NBA REPLAY CENTRE: I really like the concept and it will help officials get it right more and more and thats a good thing. But my one observation is that, during a review, both teams are going to get an unofficial timeout and its going to make games longer. Maybe the NBA can consider a way to charge teams with a timeout in these instances or just reduce the number of timeouts, altogether. If not, were looking at longer games and thats not good for anyone. 5. JAMES JOHNSON (Raptors): Hes been steady so far for the Raps by playing under control on the offensive end, while being an energetic force on defence. If he keeps this up, hes going to start taking some minutes from teammates. He makes plays with many of them being impactful ones. Thats a good thing and will earn him more run. Nemanja Bjelica Jersey . The Calgary skip fell 10-8 to Swedens Oskar Eriksson in semifinal action Saturday and will face Switzerlands Peter de Cruz for the bronze medal  (Saturday at 10pm et/7pm pt on TSN2). Karl-Anthony Towns Jersey . -- Dee Ford prefers to keep things simple: Play hard and fast, and let others worry about his NFL draft stock. http://www.cheaptimberwolvesjerseyschina...ue-jersey/ . When the next inning rolled around Wednesday, though, Nationals manager Matt Williams sent Strasburg to the mound to face the top of the Dodgers order in what would become a 3-2 victory for Washington, the first time this season the No.SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau found the perfect way to celebrate their new contract extensions. Thornton scored his second goal of the game with 1:30 remaining in overtime to lead the San Jose Sharks to their sixth straight win, 3-2 over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Marleau also scored as the two longtime Sharks shined one day after signing three-year deals that will keep them in San Jose through the 2016-17 season. "For me and Patty both to score, its a great night for us," Thornton said. Antti Niemi made 20 saves and Joe Pavelski and Matt Irwin had two assists apiece as the Sharks overcame a 2-0 deficit to get their third six-game winning streak of the season. "Theyre our guys, and we need them when were down," Irwin said. "Jumbo got us to within one and Patty tied it up and obviously Jumbo won it in overtime. Theyre our guys. Its just kind of ironic what happened." Matt Cooke and Keith Ballard scored for the Wild, who built an early lead on the opener of a four-game road trip but still lost for the ninth time in their past 10 trips to San Jose. Darcy Kuemper made 29 saves as Minnesota lost for just the fourth time in 12 games this month. "We got a point against a good team in a tough building to play," Ballard said. "For the most part we played a fairly solid game. We werent the best at times. But we hung in there and even after they got those two quick goals, I thought we responded pretty well. We just couldnt find the time to get the third one tonight." Thornton and Pavelski combined on the game-winning play by causing a turnover at the blue line. Pavelski then fed Thornton, who beat Kuemper with a wrist shot from the top of the circle to end it with his ninth career overtime goal and first since Nov. 26, 2008, against Chicago. Pavelski assisted on both of Thorntons goals in a bit of a role reversal after Thornton helped set up many of his 19 goals in the previous 21 games. "Ive been teelling Pav, Youve been scoring too much. Wholesale Timberwolves Jerseys. Start passing the puck. And he finally listened," Thornton said. "I dont too often, but Pav just made two good plays and luckily I put them in." The Wild struck first on a nifty play by Cooke midway through the first period. Cooke deflected Thorntons cross-ice pass to Brad Stuart in the neutral zone. Cooke then beat Stuart to the loose puck and skated in on Niemi before beating him with a forehand for his eighth goal. They added onto the lead early in the second when Mikael Granlund fed Ballard for a one-timer that beat Niemi. It was Ballards first goal since Oct. 6, 2011, for Vancouver against Pittsburgh, ending a drought of 114 games without a goal. But that was all the Wild would get as they managed just 12 shots in the final 39-plus minutes. They spent much of the game on the defensive as they won just 18 of 59 faceoffs. "We lost the extra point because of the face-off circle tonight," coach Mike Yeo said. "We spent the entire night chasing and its inevitable that they will put you on your heels and give them some momentum. We never started with the puck. That was the big story." Minnesota dominated the opening half of the second period, limiting San Jose to one shot in the first 11-plus minutes before Thornton and Marleau delivered a day after getting their new contracts. Thornton struck first when Pavelski fed him for a one-timer that he knocked past Kuemper on a knuckler. Just 49 seconds later, Marleau scored his 22nd of the season when Tommy Wingels fanned on the original shot but still managed to get the puck to Marleau, who deflected it past Kuemper to tie the game. NOTES: Thornton has 40 career multigoal games. ... Minnesota F Jason Pominville got his 500th career point with an assist on Ballards goal. ... San Jose juggled its top two lines the second half of the game with Matt Nieto playing with Thornton and Pavelski and Brent Burns moving to a wing with Marleau and Wingels. 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Environmental campaign group ClientEarth has filed a complaint with a court in Sweden to block the construction through Swedish waters of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline intended to transport Russian gas to Germany, it said on Wednesday.Sweden approved the pipeline in June…
          Gundlach: US Economy And Stocks Could Be "Burnt Out"      Cache   Translate Page      

By Robert Huebscher of Advisor Perspectives

Stimulative measures drive growth, and the U.S. economy and stock market have benefited from quantitative easing, lower rates, less regulation and tax cuts. But Jeffrey Gundlach admonished investors that too much stimulus can backfire.

Gundlach, the chief investment officer of Los Angeles-based DoubleLine Capital, spoke via webcast with investors on September 11. His talk was titled, “Miracle Grow,” and the focus was on his firm’s flagship mutual fund, the DoubleLine Total Return Fund (DBLTX). The slides from his presentation are available here.

Gundlach, an amateur gardener, said that he often uses Miracle Grow fertilizer to help his plants.

“But if you dump Miracle Grow on plants long enough it burns them out,” he said.

The growth of the deficit has been disconcerting. The deficit growth has been at levels that have historically been used to counter recessions, even though we have been in a nine-year-long period of growth.

The U.S. total debt outstanding and the total S&P return have moved up in tandem. That has been “miracle growth,” he said.

What’s going to happen when the next recession happens? The deficit could “explode,” Gundlach said.

Let’s look at what Gundlach said the future holds for the U.S. economy and stock and bond markets.

A recession ahead?

Tax cuts, deficits and debt have been responsible for the surges in U.S. growth – as are the threats of tariffs, which accelerated growth forward, according to Gundlach. Real GDP growth, he said, is at 2.9% and may be as high as 3.8% for Q3. Nominal GDP has accelerated as a result of higher inflation.

The last time nominal GDP grew at this rate was in 2004, which led to Fed rate hikes.

Is there trouble ahead? The year-over-year leading economic indicators (LEIs) are growing at 6.9%, matching the level at their peak in 2012-2013. “It’s very likely they will turn negatives,” and there is “no sign of a recession,” he said.

Sentiment surveys are “off the charts” and “have never been higher,” he said. This is the result of decreased regulation, according to Gundlach.

The PMI surveys are extremely strong (manufacturing is at 61.3 and at its highest level in 20 years). This, he said, is the result of “extraordinary” dovish central bank policies from the Fed and other central banks.

But the Fed is now in quantitative tightening (QT) mode. “We’ll see what happens as $60 billion/month of debt is retired, starting in October.”

There are also trillions of corporate maturities in the next five years, both in the U.S. and globally, according to Gundlach. Along with QT, that will lead to a lot of “interesting things” as all that debt needs to be re-floated, he said.

As debt has grown, it hasn’t been reinvested smartly, he said. Net government investment hasn’t grown. One of the positive things is that government capital spending has grown faster than consumption when compared to prior years, according to Gundlach.

Among households, student and auto loan debt has grown at alarming rates, he said. Millennials have been trapped into “lifelong debt problems” as a result of tuition increases, he said, which have been fueled by debt accessibility.

Home prices are up and home affordability is down, he said, so there has been a slump in housing growth. More than two-thirds of sentiment-survey respondents have said that it is not a good time to buy a home.

Countering Trump’s rhetoric

Gundlach generally stays out of politics in his webcasts. But this time he refuted some of President Trump’s claims.

This is not the “greatest jobs economy of all time,” Gundlach said, contrary to Trump’s claims. Wages growth has not kept up with inflation, except briefly in 2017, according to Gundlach. Wage growth is slowing down, according to data from the Atlantic Fed. Real average earnings growth is negative, with the CPI at 2.95%.

“It’s inflation that’s growing,” Gundlach said.

For the first 20 months of the Trump presidency, there have been 190,000 of new jobs per month. But under the last 20 months of Obama’s tenure, there were 211,000. Not only is this not the greatest jobs economy of all time, it is actually slightly worse than Obama’s presidency, and both periods were late-cycle in the economy, Gundlach said.

Since 1939, despite the huge increase in the population, there were “many, many” times when job growth was vastly higher than under Trump’s presidency, Gundlach said. But, Gundlach acknowledged, a lot of that historical growth happened when demographics were much more favorable than it is now.

The response to the next recession will be some form of universal basic income (UBI), he said. Gundlach cited a program like this in Sweden and noted the recent calls for UBI among socialist Democrats.

The miracle growth markets

Miracle Growth has been thrown at the markets, Gundlach said. As global central banks have pursued aggressively dovish policies, foreign stock market returns have responded in a similar way to those in the U.S.

But global stock markets are down this year, with some real “disasters” in the emerging markets, he said, due to the trade war.

“One of the things we will remember most about 2018 is that incredible divergence between the U.S. and global stock market returns,” Gundlach said.

Inflation has been picking up in the U.S. and internationally. Across the globe, 80% of countries have had rising inflation during the last three months. “We can clearly see that inflation has bottomed out and is heading higher,” Gundlach said. Both goods and services prices have been rising over that period.

We are not having problems getting inflation to the 2% level, according to Gundlach. There is good reason to believe the core CPI will go higher, according to DoubleLine’s proprietary models, the New York Fed’s Underlying Inflation Gauge (UIG) and the ISM PMI (which also is a leading indicator of inflation). Money growth (M2) supply also suggests a move above 3% for inflation, according to Gundlach.

A suicide mission

“It’s bad enough that deficits are increasing this late in the cycle, but we are increasing taxes and raising interest rates,” Gundlach lamented. It is a “suicide mission,” as Gundlach had called it in a previous webcast. If rates are hundred basis points higher, with $7 trillion of debt, there will be $140 billion of additional interest costs, according to Gundlach.

“This will put further pressure on the deficit and create a self-reinforcing cycle of higher debt and higher rates,” he said.

The Treasury could get overwhelmed by a “supply fear” that could lead to much higher inflation, with a tough economy and rising rates, Gundlach warned. “That would be the gateway to universal basic income. Americans would think they were getting something, but it would really be a devaluation of the dollar.”

The dollar’s next big move will be down and it will be lower than it is now by year end, he said. It has recently weakened versus the euro. That will help non-U.S. stock markets. But the dollar has strengthened relative to emerging markets, which has hurt those stock markets.

“The market is telling us the trade war is very bad for emerging markets, especially those with dollar-denominated debt,” Gundlach said.

But, he said, President Trump wants the dollar to be weaker and wants the Fed’s help to make this happen.

U.S. valuations, according to the CAPE ratio, are near 1929-levels. Emerging markets are at half the levels of the U.S., based on the CAPE ratio. It’s really hard to believe that equity markets will hold up. If it gets worse in the emerging markets, then it “has to be a global situation.”

That will happen if the dollar weakens.

Advice to investors

Since May, global markets are down 10% and the U.S. is up 7%. Emerging markets are down 20% over that period, which “looks like a bear market,” Gundlach said. But he does not expect this divergence to continue.

Commodities are at historically cheap levels, but are not going lower, according to Gundlach. “They are a late-cycle play and highly volatile” and they should “stay in the portfolio,” he said.

Gold, at approximately $1,200 per ounce, will increase in price as the dollar weakens. It is a “really good buy” at its current price and has “exhausted its downside,” Gundlach said.

The U.S. 10-year yield (at 2.97%) has been remarkably stable over the last several months. But if nominal GDP growth or the German 10-year yield moves higher – the two have historically been closely tied to U.S. 10-year rates – then it would lead to higher rates. But Gundlach said he does not have high conviction about the future direction of rates.

There is an extremely large speculative position against the Treasury market. Gundlach said that if rates head down, even a little, it could lead to a “stampede” and possibly to a 10-year rate as low as 2.25%. He called this scenario “conjectural” but not impossible.

The 30-year yield (at 3.12%) is nearing the 3.22% level, which Gundlach has previously cited as a threshold that would lead to higher rates, provided there are two consecutive closes above that rate.

Across sectors of the bond market, Gundlach said he is not a big fan of corporate bonds, which are two standard deviations rich, according to the DoubleLine models. Junk bonds are “very highly valued,” he said, but not in imminent danger. Corporate-debt-to-GDP is “horrifically” high, he said, and is inconsistent with tight option-adjusted spreads. Corporate bond yields are also suffering from historically high levels of supply.

With convertible bonds, investors are “basically owning stocks” he said. They are more of an equity investment.

Non-agency mortgage-backed (MBS) securities and floating rate bonds are his favored bond sectors.

Don’t buy Chinese stocks, he said. The financial problems there are “scary” and investors are better off in other Asian markets.

The S&P 500 will end the year modestly lower, he said.

“You want to be globally diversified,” Gundlach said. The U.S. market is sensitive to “just a few stocks.” If you want to increase beta, invest outside the U.S.

“I would not invest in e-commerce stocks,” Gundlach said. “I would rather sleep at night.”


          The Real Contagion Threat Is Political      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Tom Luongo,

The real danger to the current institutional order was just demonstrated in Sweden. While I’ve talked at length about the potential financial contagion stemming from the implosion of multiple emerging market currencies it is the growing political crisis in Europe that will shape our future.

Sweden is The Land where Socialism Works, or so I keep getting told by ignorant leftists who cling to the power fantasy that central planning is the only way to make the trains run on time.

Central planning does do that, but only to deliver people into the nightmare of social disorder brought on by the disruption of the natural flow of capital.

Venezuela, South Africa, Soviet Union, post WWII Britain ... you get the idea.

But, the effects of the collectivist mindset are far more pernicious than those extreme examples.  And it is important we understand how little policies grow into big problems over time due to shaping people’s decisions through government edicts.

Corps Insanity

There is no better example for what I’m talking about than the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  A completely useless organization which sucks up billions in tax money to straighten rivers, build dams and alter the landscape to fit the needs of whoever paid Congress the most in lobbying money that year.

They engage in projects that cannot easily be done in the free market, nor should be done. But their activity creates downstream effects from their meddling which multiply over years and lead to problems which are orders of magnitude larger than they would have ever become naturally.

The Red Tides occurring off the Florida coast now are a political cudgel being swung at Governor Rick Scott to prevent him from moving up to U.S. Senator over his ‘environmental record.’  Now I’m no fan of Skeletor, as we call him down here, but these charges are simply grandstanding.

Because anyone who has an ounce of decency, intellectual honesty or passing acquaintance with history knows that the seeds of South Florida’s environmental nightmares are a product of the Corps of Engineers altering the landscape to serve Big Sugar and Big Corn.

These are two crops we shouldn’t even be growing (along with Soy and rapeseed) no less subsidizing due to their horrific effects on human health and development.  And this is another downstream effect of government meddling.

The real epidemic in the U.S. sapping our national wealth is not the rise of opioid use (though terrible) or the trade deficit it is diabetes and auto-immune diseases brought on by two generations of bad diet and ruinous food.

Health care and Big Pharma cost us trillions in easily avoided health problems due to the erroneous idea that human dietary needs are well-served by eating like my goats.

They aren’t.  Hell, even my goats spend most of their lives in ketosis.

This, again, is a product of government meddling into our food choices by diverting capital via farm subsidies and other bureaucratic structures built through the collective action of the ballot box.

So, a $200 million river straightening project turns into a multi-generational multi-trillion dollar loss of productive capital trying to keep people alive a little longer after a lifetime of eating like pigs being fattened for slaughter.

Okay, maybe that was the plan overall.

Rising Tides, Falling Boats

But, back to Sweden.  The results from the Swedish elections are another data point that populism is, well, popular.  The surge in popularity of the Sweden Democrats was strong enough to throw into flux the formation of a new government as support for the ruling Social Democrats has collapsed.

Where have we heard this story before?  Oh, only like all over freaking Europe.

What started with Brexit, carried across the pond to Trump, and spread to the continent in Italy, France, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, the Czech Republic and Germany which has now crossed back over the Baltic Sea to Sweden.

And still the political Left refuses to acknowledge the legitimacy of the concerns of voters, clinging desperately to the narrative that this is simply fringe ‘alt-right’ or ‘far-right Nazism’ rearing its head in an adolescent ab reaction to their very sensible and humanitarian policies.

They are supported in this delusion by the architects of the immigration nightmare in Europe who are quick to label anything vaguely sniffing of cultural pride as ‘extremism’ to shame apolitical and conscientious folks into staying within this failing paradigm of cultural suicide.

It is not working and thank the gods for it.

Whether the Sweden Democrats’ share of the vote is large enough for them to enter the government is irrelevant in the end.  Sweden’s political system is backward, but, hey, who am I to judge.

No one, actually, and that is the point.

The surge in popularity is what matters. And if they are excluded and things in Sweden continue as they are, then it will only serve up an even bigger voter backlash the next time they go to the polls if the government can even survive that long.

What’s is relevant is the contagion brought on by the downstream effects of one government intervention begetting a complete overhaul of the political landscape.

Europe is balkanizing.

Potential Post-EU map of Europe: Source @scottskingharry

Cultural Suicide Postponed

National cultures and community pride are sources of societal strength. The proponents of the Open Society and cultural homogenization are tone-deaf to the realities of forcing change because it is ‘the right thing to do’ or ‘the right thing to advocate.’

All it does is betray their totalitarian urge to force people they look down on to be better by first demonizing them for being racist and then acting out their own racism by forcing on their political opponents a life they do not want.

And the minute these long-suffering, abused people stand up for themselves and say, “No more” to their once peaceful communities being torn asunder by acid-throwing, gang-raping, rudderless immigrant males their reaction is to cry, “Racist!”

But that’s not working anymore.  What is working is the two-edged sword of political power.  Those that live by it will eventually hang from the rafters by it unless they willingly step aside and admit defeat with a modicum of grace and humility.

Given the reactions from the politically powerful all across Europe and the U.S. to this critical shift in the political landscape that is the last thing on their minds.

And that’s the most tragic irony of this entire period of history.  The very people who champion communitarianism and democracy as their highest ideal fear the power they have used so indiscriminately will be used against them when they lose it.

And their losses are mounting.

That’s what is inflaming their hatred and violence.  Abject terror of the backlash.  It is why this political contagion is the catalyst for global financial and economic collapse.  It’s already here in the form of emerging market upheaval. Faith in the institutions which circumscribe our lives is what props up currencies and, ultimately, asset values.

Politics got us into this mess.  It will not get us out of it.  The Great Reset is coming.  And you need to be prepared.

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          Jobs in Tanzania: Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Project Coordinator at Save The Children September 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Jobs in Tanzania: Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Project Coordinator at Save The Children September 2018

ROLE PURPOSE:
The Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Coordinator will work as part of an interdisciplinary team, under the guidance of the Area Programme Manager Singida-Dodoma. She/he will be based in Singida-Dodoma and will be responsible for coordinating with project Nutrition Officers to identify and provide assistance to members of Care Groups. Assistance includes productive asset transfers, agricultural production training, homestead garden support and training, post-harvest handling and storage assistance, and food preservation training.
She/he will also manage the formation of village Savings and Loans Groups (VICOBAS) composed of members of Care Groups who voluntarily wish to join. 

She/he will also be responsible for working closely with Nutrition Officers to identify and train various stakeholders in nutrition-sensitive agriculture including the importance of diversified household food production and consumption, sanitation and hygiene practices, and gender-equitable household decision making regarding food security resources such as food, food storage items and potable water devices such as filters. He/she will be responsible for ensuring high quality project implementation, monitoring and reporting of all project activities.

SCOPE OF ROLE:
Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania since 1986 providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered in support of Government of Tanzania priorities and policies both directly and through local partners.  Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, nutrition, HIV/TB and emergency response.

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined programmes of SCUK, SCUS, SC Sweden to create a single operation in Tanzania. We currently have an operational presence in Lindi, Shinyanga, Zanzibar, Songwe and Kigoma and we work through partners in other parts of the country. We employ nearly 100 staff and have an annual operating budget of approximately $10 million.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
Minimum of 5 years of relevant field experience with an international organization in agriculture and livestock programming.
Strong technical grasp of agriculture, livestock, climate change adaptation (CCA), environmental safeguards strategies, and natural resource management.
Experience, knowledge and skills in improved homestead garden production, demonstration plots, agricultural extension agent engagement, food preservation, and post-harvest handling and storage practices
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Demonstrated experience in project and time management.
Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English required.
Demonstrated experience in working effectively with CSOs and community-level actors, stakeholders and beneficiaries.
Experience applying and knowledge of the design, implementation and best practices for promoting behaviour change and adoption of improved practices and technologies in agriculture and livestock programming.

Significant knowledge of agriculture, food security, nutrition and gender issues in Dodoma and Singida Regions of Tanzania.
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations and independently.
Familiarity and understanding of donor policies and procedures is a plus.
Local candidates are encouraged to apply.  

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by Arta Gailuma — Photojournalist — September 1 & 2, 2018 at O2 Academy in Sheffield, UK — Hard Rock Hell is into its 11th year now and continues to deliver quality and grow with new festival additions. HRH Sleaze was born in 2017 and has been extremely well received, the fact that 58% of tickets for HRH Sleaze II were sold at HRH Sleaze I is quite amazing! The festivals second edition was taking place on September 1st and 2nd at O2 Academy Sheffield, United Kingdom. Two days, two arenas, over 20 bands, what a fun weekend! Saturday’s headliners were American hard rockers, veterans of glam and sleaze metal scene L.A. Guns. On Sunday same duty went to one of Sweden’s most successful and bestselling rock bands Backyard Babies. HRH Sleaze Concert Photo Gallery: Day 1 [See image gallery at hardrockhaven.net] Day 1 line up — Main Stage: L.A. Guns Jetboy Wildheart Last Great Dreamers Midnite City Second Stage: Coyote Mad Seeds The Senton Bombs Speed Stroke Psychobabylon The Idol Dead HRH Sleaze Concert Photo Gallery: Day 2 [See image gallery at hardrockhaven.net] Day 2 line up — Main Stage: Backyard Babies Tigertailz Toxicrose Shiraz Lane Falling Red The [...]
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Jul 16, 2018

 

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Corneliu Bjola

In the introductory chapter to the edited volume on Digital Diplomacy: Theory and Practice that Marcus Holmes and I published four years ago, I asked the question of whether digital technologies could be seen as a harbinger of change for diplomacy by revolutionizing the way diplomats perform their traditional functions of representation, communication and negotiation.

As the question remains valid today, it might be useful to take stock of the common conceptions and misconceptions of digital diplomacy so that we can get a better picture of how digital technologies have shaped expectations about diplomatic practice in the past decade and how digital diplomacy may continue to evolve in the coming years.

The Superman Myth

The first and surprisingly common misconception about digital diplomacy is the Superman myth, which claims that digital technology can grant extraordinary powers to those using them, and in so doing, it can help them increase their diplomatic clout to levels they might otherwise not be able to reach.

It is largely for this reason that small- and medium-sized states (e.g., Sweden, the Netherlands, Mexico, Israel, Australia) have proved so keen adopters of digital diplomacy, as it presented itself to them as a great opportunity to “punch” diplomatically above their political or economic weight. It is thus assumed that by being able to directly reach and engage millions of people, MFAs and their network of embassies could positively shape the views of the global public about the country of origin, and in so doing, they could increase the diplomatic standing of the country in bilateral or multilateral contexts.

The argument has a seductive logic, not least because of the scope, scale and reach that digital diplomacy affords MFAs to pursue. At the same time, it suffers from a structural flaw, namely, that digital technologies constitute a distinct source of power, which, if properly harnessed, can offset deficiencies in hard or soft power. In fact, the way in which digital technologies operate is by creating a platform through which other forms of power can be projected in support of certain foreign policy objectives. In short, the digital cannot give MFAs Superman strength, but it can help them channel the strength they already have more efficiently and productively.

The “Walk in the Park” Myth

The second and fairly entrenched misconception is the “Walk in the Park” myth, which supports the view that “going digital” is easy and that MFAs can successfully pursue their digital diplomatic ambitions with relatively modest investments in training and resources.

The speed by which the global public has migrated to the digital medium reinforces the idea of accessibility of social media platforms and the notion that anyone with basic technical skills can take part, shape and influence online conversations. What this view neglects, however, to acknowledge is the fact that with no clear direction or strategic compass, the tactical, trial-and-error methods by which MFAs seek to build their digital profile and to maximize the impact of their online presence cannot demonstrate their value beyond message dissemination. In other words, the adoption of digital tools without an overarching strategy of how they should be used in support of certain foreign policy objectives runs the risk of digital diplomacy becoming decoupled from foreign policy.

With 3.02 billion people or 38% of the world population expected to be on social media by 2021, a fast-growing rate of global mobile penetration and the anticipated launch of 5G technology in the next few years, the potential for positive and meaningful digital diplomatic engagement is strong and substantial.

The strategic use of digital platforms imposes order on digital activities through the definition of measurable goals, target audiences and parameters for evaluation. The goals determine the target audience, which in turn, determine the platforms, methods and metrics to be used. This implies that training cannot be limited to the art of crafting messages, but it must professionalize itself and focus on developing skills by which digital diplomats can strategically harness the power of digital platforms toward achieving pre-defined and measurable goals.

The Extinction Myth

The third and growing misconception is theExtinction myth, according to which digital diplomacy will gradually replace or make redundant traditional forms of diplomacy.

On the weaker side of the myth, there is the perception that digital technologies have the capacity to fundamentally change how diplomats perform their traditional functions of representation, communication and negotiation to the point that they may even put an “end to diplomacy,” as Lord Palmerstone once similarly quipped when he took notice of the arrival of the telegraph.

Stronger versions of the myth go a step further and acknowledge the possibility of having physical embassies and even diplomats replaced at some point by virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI), respectively. While digital technologies have demonstrated clear potential for revolutionizing how diplomats conduct public diplomacy, deliver consular services or manage crises, one should nevertheless be mindful of the fact that the core function of diplomacy that is relationship-building and management cannot be accomplished without close and sustained human contact.

The myth may thus be right about the fact that by increasing efficiency, digital technologies would likely reduce the number of diplomats required to perform certain routine functions. At the same time, the “extinction” hypothesis is hardly credible as the negotiation of human values and interests cannot be delegated to machines, and the amount of trust and mutual understanding that makes the “wheels” of diplomacy turn cannot be built without humans.

The Darth Vader Myth

The fourth and rather dark misconception of digital diplomacy is the Darth Vader myth, which sees the positive potential of digital platforms for engagement and cooperation at risk of being hijacked by the “dark side” of the technology and redirected for propaganda use.

The digital disinformation campaignsattributed to the Russian government, which has allegedly been seeking to disrupt electoral processes in Europe and the United States in recent years, offer credible evidence in support of this view. More worryingly, the digital medium operates in such a way that makes it an easy target for propaganda use.

Algorithmic dissemination of content and the circumvention of traditional media filters and opinion-formation gatekeepers makes disinformation spread faster, reach deeper, be more emotionally charged, and most importantly, be more resilient due to the confirmation bias that online echo chambers enable and reinforce. That being said, one should be mindful of the fact that any technology faces the problem of double use, as the case of nuclear energy clearly illustrates.

Trends are also important to consider. With 3.02 billion people or 38% of the world population expected to be on social media by 2021, a fast-growing rate of global mobile penetration and the anticipated launch of 5G technology in the next few years, the potential for positive and meaningful digital diplomatic engagement is strong and substantial. As long as the prospective benefits of digital diplomacy outweigh the risks, the pollution of the online medium by the “dark side” would likely stay contained, although its pernicious effects might not be completely eliminated.

As we look forward to the digital transformation of diplomacy in the next decade, it is also important to keep in mind the technological context in which MFAs are expected to operate. The 3G mobile technology made possible, for instance, the development and spread of social media networks. The 5G technology, which is due to arrive in just a few years, will likely usher in a whole new level of technological disruption, which could lead to the mass adoption of an entire range of tech tools of growing relevance for public diplomacy, such as mixed reality, satellite remote sensing or artificial intelligence.  

To a certain extent, the future is already here, as the appointment of the first-ever ambassador to the Big Tech industry by Denmark in 2017signaled the arrival of a new form of diplomatic engagement between state and non-state actors and the key role that technology is playing in this transformation.

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CORNELIU BJOLA

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Associate Professor in Diplomatic Studies, University of Oxford


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Earlier this year, the G7 launched the Gender Equality Advisory Council to promote the integration of gender equality and gender-based analysis across all G7 activities and outcomes. As part of Canada’s presidency of the G7 during 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “Gender equality must play a key role in creating lasting solutions to the challenges we face as a world.” The Gender Equality Advisory Council’s first report, Make Gender Inequality History, was released in June. It details commitments, investments, and measurable targets that G7 leaders should embrace to advance gender equality around the world. We see one recommendation as key to all the others: to adopt a feminist approach to international assistance by making gender equality a standalone objective and mainstreaming it throughout all development-assistance policies and programs. A few countries have already been leading the charge, including Sweden, which released its feminist foreign policy in 2014. As countries and international entities have increasingly focused on mainstreaming gender within their foreign-assistance policies and operations, The Asia Foundation has been building a commitment to gender equality in both our programs and our internal practices for many years. Our Gender Smart Initiative is cultivating an organizational culture and staff capacity to advance gender equality both institutionally and programmatically. As part of this organizational commitment, the Foundation’s Women’s Empowerment Program team organized the State-of-the-Art Gender Equality Workshop in Sri Lanka in August. The three-day workshop brought together more than 50 gender specialists, program leaders, and senior staff from The Asia Foundation’s 18 country offices for a mix of plenary and small-group discussions of key topics, from how to conduct a gender analysis, to implementing a gender and social-inclusion focus within programming, to combatting sexual harassment, as well as program topics like empowering girls and expanding women’s economic opportunities. Here are five key takeaways from the discussions. Donors are deepening their commitment to gender equality, both in their funding priorities and by putting their own houses in order, and they expect those they fund to do the same. In the past ten years there has been a groundswell of support among bilateral and multilateral... Read more

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Economist: “Sweden’s experiment with large-scale immigration from the Third World to a welfare state has failed.”

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High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with some rain Wednesday Showers in eastern Spain, some heavy. Drier for the rest of Spain and Portugal with good spells of sunshine. The showers extend through the Balearics as well as Corsica and Sardinia. Italy should be fair with sunny spells and feeling warm. Showers affecting Greece and Portugal, again some of these will be heavy. France has a mix of sunshine and scattered showers. Cloud and some showery rain extends over northern Germany and the Low Countries. Poland, southern Germany, Austria and Hungary should all be dry with sunny spells. Thundery showers forming in Switzerland. Denmark will be rather cloudy with some showery rain. Breezy with rain and showers in the Baltic States. Finland will be windy with further showers. Drier in Sweden and windy. Norway will be unsettled and windy with rain, some heavy. Very warm or hot across Central and Southern Europe, temperatures typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally exceeding 35C in parts of the south. Becoming progressively cooler further north, especially in the rain over Norway.

Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Lower temperatures sink a little further south into some central parts but the south remains very warm.


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Dutch freighter disabled, towed to safety, Kattegat

General cargo ship ARKLOW RESOLVE suffered engine failure at around 1000 UTC Sep 11 in Kattegat of Gothenburg, Sweden, shortly after leaving Gothenburg, bound for Spain

Swedish maritime authorities decided to tow the ship to safety
by CG SAR ships KBV 001 and KBV 316

She was towed to Hono waters, off Gothenburg,
and brought to anchor at around 0500 UTC Sep 12 - bron Fleetmon.com ↓ Vesseltracker.com

Bulkcarrier disabled off Marstrand

In the night of Sep 11, 2018, the Swedish Coastguard was alerted by the "Arklow Resolve"
which was drifting just south of Marstrand in wind speeds of 23 m/s
and wave heights up to four meters

The ship had suffered a main engine breakdown and was disabled after having left Gothenburg at 9.40 a.m. bound to Sevilla, ETA Sep 18

The patrol boats "KBV 001" and "KBV 316" were sent to the distressed ship which had difficulties to get anchored
It was therefore decided to take it in tow to a safer area

The ship was loaded with fertilizer and had on board about 86 tonnes of bunker oil and about 27 tons of diesel

The vessel was towed to the Dana Fjord off Gothenburg en where it was anchored
in pos 57° 40.60' N 011° 41.13' E, and the shipping company took over responsibility

ARKLOW RESOLVE
Bouwjaar 2004, imonummer 9287766, grt 2999
Eigenaar Arklow Shipping Nederland B.V., Rotterdam
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LxBxH 89,99 x 14,00 x 7,15 meter
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The UK is the Most Dangerous Country for Women in EU

It is difficult to compare crime statistics from country to country, but it at least gives us a 40,000-foot altitude overview of the dangers of foolish immigration policies. Just plot the highest concentrations of recent Muslim migrants in Europe and with just a few exceptions you have the countries where women are most exposed to sexual assault and rape. According to a September 6th Daniel Greenfield article in Front Page Magazine and European Union sex crime statistics collected by Emma Beswick and published in World News on November 24, 2017—Which EU Countries have the Highest Rate of Sex Crimes—the UK has edged out Sweden in sexual assaults.

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NO-ONE can dress up a far-right general election vote of 17.6 per cent as good news, but nor should the disappointment felt by Sweden’s Democrat fascists in suits be ignored. The misnamed Democrats had hoped the result would be still better, claiming that they could score as much as 30 per cent and replace the free-market conservative Moderate Party as the second party. Even mainstream opinion polls suggested the party, with its roots in Keep Sweden Swedish nazi extremism, could hit 24 per cent. The Moderates lost ground, as did the country’s largest party, the Social Democrats, but, alongside the Democrats’ surge from 12.9 per cent to 17.6, the Left party, which polled below 6 per cent in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 general elections, rose to 8 per cent. Its 28 seats, alongside the Greens’ depleted 15 and 101 for the Social Democrats, ought to ensure a continuation of Social Democrat Prime Minister Stefan Lofven’s government, whether as head of the erstwhile Red-Green Alliance or in some other guise. Both the Social Democrats and the Moderates borrowed elements from the Democrats’ anti-refugee programme in a forlorn attempt to spike the fascists’ rise. Yet the standing of Lofven’s party was assisted by principled anti-fascist activity backed by the Left, especially in the major cities. Where the right had previously controlled two of the main three cities, Stockholm and Gothenburg, all three, including Malmo, are now dominated by the Social Democrats, with the Left outscoring the Democrats in the capital. It is theoretically possible that the Moderates could, through a dirty deal with the Democrats, replace Lofven, but this is less likely than it would have been had the far-right carried the day with the kind of figures expected beforehand. Introducing far-right parties into government has already happened in northern Europe, specifically in Finland and Norway, mirroring stronger support for right-wing extremism in Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany and elsewhere. This is partially explained by pundits as a reaction to governments accepting growing numbers of refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and various African countries heading to Europe through Libya. Yet the numbers of refugees arriving in Sweden and Germany or even Greece and Italy are as nothing compared to those fleeing imperialist wars and their consequences in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq to Turkey, Lebanon or Jordan. Mainstream parties across Europe legitimise far-right parties’ programmes by giving credence, by imitation, to their ludicrous claims that taking in relatively small numbers of refugees undermines a country’s cultural identity or threatens to spark a crime wave. As ever, they proclaim personal opposition to racism and xenophobia but ascribe their bigotry to demands from “the public” — the working class. While some working people do indeed succumb to such negative phenomena, the reality in Sweden, as in all European states where a far-right surge has been witnessed, is that anti-racist opposition is co-ordinated by the left and the organised labour movement. So-called “moderate” centre-left/centre-right parties routinely replacing each other in government with no discernible qualitative change in policies bear huge responsibility for alienation expressed by working people faced by a neoliberal austerity agenda, whatever party is in office. Exploiting such alienation is easy for those seeking to divide people on the basis of skin colour, nationality or religion to assist their power-seeking ambitions. Sweden’s overall election result provides a negative example, but the opposite is true of the Left’s role in campaigning not only against xenophobia but for a socialist alternative to austerity. https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/article/far-right-breakthrough-prevented-in-sweden
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Permanent stay for Nauru anti government protestors; NGO stays on the case of deforestation in Papua; Fish management funding from EU and Sweden to help net thieves; A commission of inquiry details Samoa's harrowing rates of violence and a lack of government action; Another report says Pacific Islands students face bullying rates way higher than global averages.
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The European Union says its new funding agreement with marine agencies in the Pacific will help promote sustainable management and sound ocean governance in the region.
          обзор для Европы: Some showers - Very warm in the south, сент 13 - 07:43      Cache   Translate Page      

High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


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POWERFUL solar storms hitting the northern hemisphere have left an alien face appearing in the sky, researchers have said.
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“Music makes everything better! It can relieve pain, reduces stress, makes you work harder, and helps you relax. Music is one of life's most beautiful gifts. To quote Jimi Hendrix: ‘Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.’

“One of the best ways to capture the benefits of music is through singing. It allows you to truly feel the song with your mind, body, and soul. Research has shown singing can improve your health, increase happiness and even extend your life! No matter who or where you are, you can reap the many benefits of music by singing along to some tunes! Sing wherever you are.

“Singing is even good for your brain and can make you feel high. It releases endorphins, hormones that produce pleasure, simultaneous to oxytocin, hormones that diminish stress and anxiety. Oxytocin also decreases feelings of depression and loneliness, making us feel more connected with the world, which is precisely why singing with other people feels even better!

A study done by scientists at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden found people who sing together become so connected they exhibit synchronized heartbeats. Anyone who has ever been in choir can attest to this. When the magical sound of several people singing together is created, there is an unexplained unity between those singing.

“Singing also requires deep concentration on breathing, which works major muscle groups in the upper body and is great for both lung and cardiovascular health. Björn Vickhoff, the leader of the study, stated: ‘Song is a form of regular, controlled breathing, since breathing out occurs on the song phrases and inhaling takes place between these. It gives you pretty much the same effect as yoga breathing. It helps you relax, and there are indications that it does provide a heart benefit.’ Therefore, one could make the argument that singing is better for you than doing yoga! Research has also proven that singing produces lower levels of cortisol, reducing stress while improving our immune systems.

Lastly, a joint study from Harvard and Yale Universities in 2008 found singing increases life expectancy. If you want to feel less stressed, become happier, and live longer: Start singing!(New research says singing daily reduces stress, clears sinuses, and helps you live longer).





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          Europe: Some showers - Very warm in the south, 13 sep - 06:43      Cache   Translate Page      

High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


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          Volvo Memperlihatkan Konsep Lori Swapandu Yang Tidak Dilengkapi Kabin Pemandu      Cache   Translate Page      
Di masa hadapan kerjaya sebagai pemandu lori juga akan terjejas kerana teknologi swapandu yang sedang dibangunkan dengan pesat. Volvo Vera ialah sebuah lagi konsep lori kargo swapandu yang sedang dibangunkan oleh syarikat yang berasal dari Sweden ini. Tidak seperti lori Tesla, ia mempunyai profil rendah kerana tidak dilengkapi kabin pemandu. Tidak seperti lori Tesla, Vera […]
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"Exposing negative statistics about immigration sparked angry accusations of bigotry"
"sometimes values such as academic freedom and free speech come into conflict with other values to which Penn State was committed
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Sweden’s Volvo, the world’s second-biggest truck maker, presented a new self-driving electric truck on Wednesday, which it said should help respond to the boom in e-commerce and a shortage of freight drivers. Volvo said the truck, which does not have …
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          [Seti@Home] Hitparade van week 37      Cache   Translate Page      
Replies: 4 Last poster: KuuKe at 13-09-2018 06:11 Topic is Open Astronomen hebben in de dataset van de K2-missie van de Kepler Space Telescope van de NASA twee exoplaneten ontdekt die rond een ster in de open sterrenhoop Praesepe draaien. Het gaat om twee zogenaamde mini-Neptunessen. De nieuw ontdekte exoplaneten dragen de aanduiding EPIC 211964830b en c, beide planeten zijn zogenaamde mini-Neptunessen – gasplaneten die kleiner zijn dan de planeten Uranus en Neptunus in ons eigen zonnestelsel. De binnenste planeet heeft een straal van ongeveer 2,3 * de Aarde en de buitenste planeet heeft een straal van 2,8 * de Aarde. De draaien met een periode van 5,8 respectievelijk 19,7 dagen in een hele nauwe baan om hun ster heen. De ster met de aanduiding EPIC 211964830 is een rode dwerg die een straal en een massa van ongeveer 47% van de Zon heeft. De ster bevindt zich aan de rand van de centrale kern van de open sterrenhoop M44 (ook bekend als NGC 2632 en Praesepe de Kribbe). Dit is een compacte open sterrenhoop bestaande uit ongeveer 1000 sterren. De sterrenhoop is ongeveer 550 lichtjaar van ons verwijderd en is zichtbaar in het sterrenbeeld Kreeft – Cancer. 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          Europe forecast: Some showers - Very warm in the south, Sep 13 - 05:43      Cache   Translate Page      

High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


          Forklift Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2018–2024      Cache   Translate Page      

The global forklift market segmented into fuel, product, application, technology, class, and region. On the basis of fuel, the global forklift market is segmented into diesel, battery electric, and LPG/CNG. By product, the market is divided into warehouse and counterbalance. Application wise, the market is classified into freight and logistics, retail & wholesale, manufacturing, automotive, food industry, and others. By technology, the market is fragmented into electric powered, and internal combustion (IC) powered. On the basis of class the market is fragmented into class I, class II, class III, class IV, and class V. Geographically, the market is segmented into Europe, North America, Middle East, and Africa, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific.

Sarasota, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- Global Forklift Market: Overview

Forklift is a small industrial vehicle, having a power operated forked platform attached at the front to lift and move material over a short distances. Some forklifts allow operators to sit while operating and driving the machine. It is being widely used all over the industry for transporting goods and material. Forklifts consist of a variety of components to handle the task effectively.

Global Forklift Market: Growth Factors

The major factors driving the global forklift market are strong demand for forklift truck replacement in developed markets, growing e-commerce business across the globe. Increasing demand for bulk investment in the purchase of low-cost forklift trucks in emerging market, technological enhancement, and expansion of warehouse space globally will drive the growth of the forklift market. The use of a forklift for moving and lifting material over a short distance is the main factor behind its accelerated demand. However increases in third-party logistics services, the high cost of battery operated, and fuel cell forklift are hindering the growth of the market. Volatility in the global market is one of the major challenges in the global forklift market. Further, development of intelligence forklift is one of the key trends in the global forklift market. In addition, an increasing trend of hydrogen power truck as they are cost-effective and eco-friendly will surge the demand of this market in the next five year.

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Global Forklift Market: Segmentation

The global forklift market segmented into fuel, product, application, technology, class, and region. On the basis of fuel, the global forklift market is segmented into diesel, battery electric, and LPG/CNG. By product, the market is divided into warehouse and counterbalance. Application wise, the market is classified into freight and logistics, retail & wholesale, manufacturing, automotive, food industry, and others. By technology, the market is fragmented into electric powered, and internal combustion (IC) powered. On the basis of class the market is fragmented into class I, class II, class III, class IV, and class V. Geographically, the market is segmented into Europe, North America, Middle East, and Africa, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific.

Global Forklift Market: Regional Analysis

By region, Asia Pacific is the largest market for the forklift across the globe due to the presence of a large number of production facilities, high economic growth, heavy logistics activities, and adoption of advanced technology. China is expected to exhibit the fastest growth over the forecast period owing to the favorable economic environment and technological advancement. Europe is the second largest regional market for a forklift with Germany in the front position and Netherland, France, Spain, UK, Italy, Sweden, and Belgium are other attractive markets for a forklift. North America is one of the most profitable regional markets for a forklift. Middle Eastern Africa will also be a significant provider of the revenue of the global forklift market including Iran, Turkey, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia.

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Global Forklift Market: Competitive Players

Some of the key market players operating in the global forklift market are Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co., Ltd., Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc., Toyota Industries Corporation, Crown Equipment Corporation, Jungheinrich AG, UniCarriers Americas, Anhui HELI Co. Ltd., Clark Material Handling Company, Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Corp., Hyundai Heavy Industries, Combilift, KION Group AG, and Lonking Holdings Limited, among others.

Global Forklift Market: Regional Segment Analysis

North America
The U.S.
Europe
The UK
France
Germany
The Asia Pacific
China
Japan
India
Latin America
Brazil
The Middle East and Africa

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The importance of measuring blood pressure history

A new study published in JAMA Cardiology suggests that algorithms that predict risk of cardiovascular disease would be moremore blood pressure readings accurate is they included more, longer-term readings of blood pressure than if they were using single systolic blood pressure measurements.

The study looked at 11,767 adults and found that the cardiovascular disease
risk prediction model’s accuracy could be improved by adding long-term measurements.

Lead author, Lindsay Pool, PhD, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois said in this Medscape article, “"We have shown that the accuracy of classification for an individual's risk of future cardiovascular events improves with the use of a cumulative measure of blood pressure. It
gives us a better sense of who has been classified correctly as high or low risk”.

Whole grains found to be one of the most important food groups for type 2 diabetes prevention

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have found that it doesn’t matter what type of whole grain is consumed, as long as it’s a whole grain it can contribute to the prevention of type 2 diabetes.

Numerous prior studies had confirmed the positive impact of whole grain on the prevention of type 2 diabetes but no study, before now, had examined the role
of different whole grain sources. This study, as published in The Journal of Nutrition, found consistent associations between high whole grain intake and lower risk of type 2 diabetes and an association was found for all the different cereals and whole grain products (wheat, rye, oats) that were tested.

Rikard Landberg, Professor in Food and Health at Chalmers University of Technology, and senior researcher on the study told Science Daily in this article, "We wanted to see if there was a difference between different cereals. One might expect there would be, because they contain different types of dietary fibre and bioactive substances, which have been shown to influence risk factors for type 2 diabetes."

The study included more than 55,000 participants and found whole grains, of all types, to have a positive impact on the prevention of type 2 diabetes.
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Increasing time between meals could lead to a healthier, longer life

A new study, published in Cell Metabolism, has found that longer fasting times between meals could have a positive impact on our overall health and longevity.

It investigated the impact of daily fasting times, without a reduction of calories and regardless of the type of diet.

The study’s lead author, Rafael de Cabo, Ph.D., chief of the Translational Gerontology Branch of the NIA Intramural Research Program, theorised in this article, “Perhaps this extended daily fasting period enables repair and maintenance mechanisms that would be absent in a continuous exposure to food."

New research suggests we inherit “good fats” from our mothers

Described as a “groundbreaking discovery in obesity research”, researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have found a new function of the gene H19, where it performs a form of gene control in brown fat cells.

The study found that genes from our mothers typically lead to the development of brown fat tissue, whereas paternally-derived genes lead to the development of white fat tissue. Brown fat cells are proven to burn calories whilst white fat cells, in excess, lead to obesity.

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The far-right Sweden Democrats have been shunned in Swedish politics, but that may be about to change, with the party picking up 42 of the 349 seats in the recent elections. So has it moved on from its "extreme neo-fascist" past?


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Sweden attacker, Ola Toivonen has revelead that the action of racist Swedish fans against Jimmy Durmaz in Russia, played a role in their success. Durmaz caused the foul that resulted in Kroos netting the winner for Germany in the 2-1 World Cup loss, the Swede was attacked on social media. Durmaz denounced the attack and […]

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From 7 to 9 November 2018, the Heritage In Progress (HIP) Forum will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden at the UNESCO World Heritage site "Rock Carvings in Tanum", a conference dedicated to the use of cultural heritage in the politics of intercultural dialogue.The purpose of this event will be to share the experience and expertise of each to develop a new approach to intercultural dialogue in the context of sustainable development. Throughout the three days, and in the framework of ...
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          Spring: wattles of the Australian Capital Territory      Cache   Translate Page      
Wattle Day (on 1 September, the first day of our spring) was a week or so back as I write this, but it's only really started to feel 'springy' here in the past few days. As you probably know, Australia uses the Meteorological definition of seasons - that is they start on the first day of the month which contains the equinox or solstice, whereas in much of the rest of the western world at least they use Astronomical seasons, which start on the actual equinox/solstice. I read recently that in Finland and Sweden spring begins when the mean temperature over five consecutive 24-hour periods rises above 0 degrees centigrade; this does mean that spring starts on different days at different latitudes within the country. (For the record a mean 5-day average of above 10 degrees means summer, and of below 0 means winter. I quite like the concept, though I'm uncertain what happens if spring is declared then the mean drops below zero again...)
Spring in Canberra; massed Box-leaved Wattle Acacia (hereafter just A.) buxifolia, in September.
All this confirms of course that it is simple human conceit to rigidly define seasons; I'm on record as saying that spring in Canberra really starts when the little blue orchid Cyanicula caerulea first flowers, but that means that spring's official welcome varies from year to year. I'm OK with that, but I don't expect widespread acceptance any time soon. (However in northern Australia the traditional people of Arnhem Land define their six seasons by just such a system, so I'm neither alone nor original.)

For many of us the first wattle flowers of August are harbingers of better days to come (though in truth there's a wattle flowering somewhere on any given day of the year, and at least one local special flowers in winter). Some time ago I was asked to do a posting on local wattles, and finally here it is! It's a simple photo essay, introducing most of our native species (just over two thirds of them anyway, 16 of 23) in alphabetical order, lest I be accused of favouritism, and ending with a couple of non-locals which are widely established. Most of the absent seven here are scarce and/or grow in relatively remote areas of the ACT. I think I'll only need to use one photo taken outside the ACT.

Here we go then!
Box-leaved Wattle again, also on Black Mountain, above and below.
Locally it is found mostly on stony soils in the north of the ACT.

Box-leaved Wattle close-up; the little phyllodes are generally only 15-20mm long.
The common and scientific names both refer to the supposed resemblance of the phyllodes to the mostly
Northern Hemisphere boxes, Buxus spp., and probably in particular the common European B. sempervirens.
Poverty Wattle A. dawsonii, Molonglo Gorge.
Found mostly on low-nutrient rocky soils in dry areas above waterways in the north of the territory.
Seemingly named for otherwise little-known 19th century NSW surveyor and plant collector James Dawson.

Massed Silver Wattle A. dealbata, Namadgi National Park.
One of the most widespread and conspicuous local wattles, forming dense understoreys in both
dry and wet forests. In higher rainfall areas in Victoria and Tasmania it can be an impressive tree
to 30 metres tall; it has been used for furniture timber.

Silver Wattle detail; dealbata means 'whitewashed'.
It is probably sometimes mistaken for the locally exotic Cootamundra Wattle (see near end
of posting for distinctions), and probably vice versa too.



Spearwood Wattle A. doratoxylon (the common name is the translation of the scientific one, for a reported
Indigenous usage). In this picture the wattle is the somewhat wispy one in the foreground, below the
Black Cypress Pines in Molonglo Gorge. The species is widespread on rocky ranges to the west of here,
but in the ACT is restricted to this rocky gorge.
 

Broad-leaved Hickory Wattle A. falciformis, Namadgi National Park.
Found commonly at mid-altitudes across the ranges of central ACT, a handsome small tree.
The name means 'sickle-shaped'.

Early Wattle A. genistifolia, Black Mountain, above and below.
A prickly shrub, but delightful, especially as its pale flowers shine through the winter months.

The name means 'broom-leaved'.
Ploughshare Wattle A. gunnii, Black Mountain.
Named for the triangular phyllodes (which have very efficient little spiked tips), and for Ronald Gunn,
Tasmanian 19th century naturalist and collector for whom many species are named.
This one is found from South Australia to Tasmania to south-east Queensland.
Hickory Wattle A. implexa, Black Mountain. Sorry about the absence of flowers, which come in summer.
This small handsome tree grows in dry forests in the north of the territory.

Black (or Green!) Wattle A. mearnsii, Narrabundah Hill; this is one of the commonest and most
familiar wattles around Canberra, but not so much to the south of here. Its flowering is dramatic.

Black Wattle, Jerrabomberra Wetlands.
The name is bizarre; the very short version of the story is that in 1925 a US collector named Edgar Mearns collected
some specimens of it growing near Nairobi, where they had been planted, though neither he nor the Belgian
botanist De Wildeman to whom he gave the specimens realised that. (Why they thought that a new Acacia,
and not of the African type at all, should have been unnoticed there is beyond me.) De Wildemans, unaware that
the species had been described well over 100 years previously, treated it as a new species, and called it A mearnsii
after the collector. For obvious reasons the name was immediately ignored - until some detective work by
Kew Gardens researchers in 1967, who discovered that the original early 19th century name was invalid
(due to a crazy confusion of mismatched description and illustration), and mearnsii was the
next available name! There's not much more justice in taxonomy than there is in life sometimes.

Blackwood A. melanoxylon, National Botanic Gardens - and I can't believe that I don't have a 'wild'
photo of this wonderful tree, which is quite common in the ranges. It grows from the Adelaide Hills to
tropical Queensland, but in Tasmania and Gippsland in particular it grows into a huge tree, much sought after in
times past for furniture and panelling. Indeed the wall panelling and the doors and frames, including the massive
external front door, of Australia's original Parliament House, are made of Blackwood.
Melanoxylon (properly pronounced mel-an-oh-ZIE-lon) just means 'black wood'.

The lovely, almost white, flowers of Blackwood, high in Namadgi NP.

Blackwood pods, Namadgi NP.
The red arils are nutritious, and serve to attract ants to carry the hard (inaccessibly so) fallen seeds to the nest,
where the seeds are discarded, well away from the parent tree, and the arils taken in as food.
Mountain Hickory Wattle A. obliquinervia is found in mountain forests right up to the Snow Gums.
This one is regenerating in Namadgi National Park in the aftermath of the massive and intense wildfires of 2003.

Mountain Hickory Wattle, Namadgi National Park. If you click on the picture to enlarge it,
you will see that the mid-vein of each phyllode is off-centre - obliquinervia of course means
'oblique-nerved', referring to the veins.
Kangaroo Thorn A. paradoxa, Mount Ainslie, above and below.
This spiky tangled shrub was widely believed, for reasons uncertain, to be exotic in the ACT,
but that seems not to be the accepted view now. I don't know the significance of the 'paradox' in the name.

The pair of stem spikes beneath each phyllode are evident here.
Wedge-leaved (or Oven's) Wattle A. pravissima, Namdadgi NP, above and below,
is widespread in the lower slopes of the ranges, flowering profusely in early spring.
It is also widely planted. The species name means 'very crooked' for the stems.

The diagnostic triangular phyllodes are the best identifier.

Golden Wattle A. pycnantha,  Lincoln NP, South Australia. This is Australia's national
floral emblem and widespread in south-eastern Australian, but scarce in the ACT.
Mount Ainslie is probably your best chance of seeing it here.
Redstem Wattle A. rubida, Namadgi NP (all three pictures). A widespread and common
species, around Canberra and well up into the ranges.

These curved phyllodes are not universal in the species.

This photos shows both the red stem of the names, and an interesting characteristic,
wherein both juvenile foliage (pinnate feathery leaves) and adult phyllodes (flattened leaf stems)
occur on the same plant. To the right you can see the pinnate leaves growing from an already flattening stalk.

Dagger Wattle A. siculiformis, Namadgi NP, above and below.
Common enough along creek lines and swamp margins of the ranges.

The wickedly tipped phyllodes and the flower heads at their base are both characteristic.


Finally, a couple of  widespread wattles in the northern ACT which are (probably) not native to here, mostly originating from plantings.
Green (or Black!) Wattle A. decurrens, Cooleman Ridge - see also A. mearnsii, which it closely resembles.
It is generally agreed that it was not originally here, though it grows nearby. It flowers in early spring (A. mearnsiiblooms later) and has distinctively ridged branchlets.

Cootamundra Wattle A. baileyana, Black Mountain, above and below. A very well-known plant which grows
ferally across much of south-eastern Australia, but has a very limited natural range to the south-west of here,
with little of that included in reserves.

It could be mistaken for Silver Wattle, but Cootamundra Wattle has only three or four pinnae (leaflet-bearing
stems) per leaf-branch, compared with up to 20 for Silver Wattle.

So there it is, our local wattles (or most of them). Enjoy them, and spring - however you define it - and we can all only hope for some rain soon...

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          Episode 104: #104: Tamper Evident      Cache   Translate Page      

This week Dave and Gunnar talk about: credit card vulnerabilities, Dell vulnerabilities, and whether programmers are engineers.

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This week, Dave and Gunnar talk about: snollygosters firing 9 or every 10 sysadmins, even yet still more Google and privacy, hands-free computing, Gunnar’s reputation management problems, and Dave’s “how to say no” weapons turned against him.

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           Comment on Chippy match against Mexico prepares young USMNT for Concacaf style of play by Gomer Pyle       Cache   Translate Page      
Mexico’s senior team is not as great as self-hating USA fans make it out to be. They were lucky to back into the knockout rounds after a workmanlike but unremarkable Sweden dismantled them easily at the WC. And Brazil finished them off without breaking a sweat. Sure they had a better last 24 months than us, but they aren’t light years ahead at all
          Niger: Niger: Country Operation Update, August 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Algeria, Eritrea, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan

KEY INDICATORS

1,536 Refugees evacuated temporarily from Libya to Niger as part of the ETM (Emergency Transit Mechanism) from November 2017 – August 2018
2,094 Persons profiled by UNHCR in Agadez seeking asylum
32,183 Persons internally displaced in the Tillaberi region .

Operational Context The key situations include:

1. The Mali situation: began in 2012 with the outbreak of conflict in northern Mali. The regions of Tillaberi and Tahoua bordering Mali and hosting the majority of the refugees are increasingly affected by insecurity and terrorism. A State of Emergency was declared last year, and extended this year. There are currently 58,304 Malian refugees in Niger. UNHCR supports the socioeconomic integration of these refugees and the closure of the camps by the end of 2019 through urbanization and other programmes aimed at integration.

2. The Nigeria situation: began in 2013, with the arrival of the first Nigerian refugees across the border fleeing Boko Haram. The situation deteriorated with the first attacks in Niger territory in 2015. There are over 250,000 displaced persons in the region. The majority live in spontaneous sites or with the local population, while UNHCR manages one refugee camp, with 14,130 people.
An EU Trust Fund project is ongoing in Diffa region, aimed at supporting economic recovery and long term solutions through the construction of durable housing.

3. Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): The displaced population in the Diffa region is extremely mixed, including refugees, IDPs and returnees. Efforts are underway to complete biometric registration of all displaced persons, including IDPs, who often face similar protection risks as refugees. However, the IDP situation in Niger has become more complex with increasing insecurity in the regions of Tillaberi and Tahoua, bordering Mali. In 2018, attacks and insecurity in the area have resulted in the internal displacement of at least 32,183 people (with a huge increase in Abala department this month). Protection monitoring, advocacy, capacity building and coordinated efforts with humanitarian actors are ongoing to ensure an adequate response to the situation.

4. Mixed Migration: Niger is a major crossroads of migratory movements northwards towards Libya,
Algeria and the Mediterranean. These migratory flows constitute mixed migration, including economic migrants as well as persons in need of international protection. In Agadez, UNHCR works to identify asylum seekers within the migratory flows and works with the government, as well as IOM and NGOs to provide these persons with information and assistance. 2,091 persons, mostly Sudanese, are currently profiled by UNHCR in Agadez. 25% are minors and 222 are unaccompanied or separated children. The situation has become more complex, with the addition of downward movements from Libya and Algeria. A new humanitarian centre is being built to accommodate and screen those seeking protection.

5. Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM): This unique programme aims to provide life-saving protection, assistance and long-term solutions to extremely vulnerable refugees trapped in detention in Libya, through temporary evacuation to Niger. The aim is to deliver protection and identify durable solutions, including resettlement for these refugees, who are mainly Eritrean and Somalian. Their profiles mainly include survivors of torture or other forms of violence in the country of origin and/or transit countries (e.g. Libya) and others with compelling protection needs. Many of them are unaccompanied children (216) and women and girls at risk. To date, 1,536 people have been evacuated from Libya to Niger and a total of 399 individuals have departed for resettlement from Niger to France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and Switzerland. Other countries offering resettlement places are Belgium, Canada, Germany, Norway the UK, and the USA.


          Madeleine McCann: Could May and Perhaps rejoin the hunt      Cache   Translate Page      

Madeleine McCann is back in the news. And it’s all abut the money.

The Metro tells us that the “hunt for Maddie McCann has cost £11600000 so far”.  Not quite. That’s what Scotland Yard’s Operation Grange has cost. The Met’s investigation into the vanishing of Madeleine McCann began in 2011. Before that Portuguese police were investigating the case of the British child who went missing on the Algarve in 2007.  That wasn’t without cost. And there was the private investigation funded by well-wishers and run by Madeleine McCann’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann. The headline figure is wrong. But, then, the story isn’t about the missing child; it’s about us and if British readers can turn her into a talking point. Is she worth it?

The Metro oozes: “Speculation is growing into whether UK police will stop the hunt when the funding ends as no request for more cash has yet been made.” Who is speculating? Hopefully you are. And hopefully tomorrow you’ll tune in for an update on the single thread story spun out of control by a voracious media.

No news on the money means the story has been kickstarted as far afield as New Zealand, where the Herald announces: “Hunt for Madeleine McCann may end within three weeks.” When the word “may” appears in a headline you know your story is in trouble. But she was spotted “in a New Zealand supermarket”, so maybe the story is local to New Zealand after all?

She’s also been spotted in:

Canada,ItalySwedenPortugalSpainMoroccoMajorca,BelgiumBosniaFranceAustraliaBrazil,Wales, MaltaItalyGermanyAustralia, France, IndiaDubaiDorsetUSA and New Zealand (by boat).

In the Daily Record, readers are told: ‘Kate and Gerry McCann have vowed “the search will go on” for their missing girl amid reports police could shelve their hunt.’ Could. Or could not. An unnamed source tells us:

“They will never stop looking for Madeleine or hoping that one day she will be found. More than 11 years on there is still no evidence to suggest that she is dead or has been harmed. If the police search comes to an end, there are other avenues to explore. They have carefully managed the money in Madeleine’s Fund for that eventuality. Whether they choose to employ private investigators or go down another route is something for them to decide.”

To recap: There is no news.


          How Cooperation With Islamic Scholars Inspired a Jewish Cultural College in Sweden      Cache   Translate Page      
By Liam Hoare eJewish Philanthropy It took Abdulkader Habib, then-rector of the Islamic Kista Folkhögskola in Stockholm, to ask the question: If there were Christian and Islamic cultural colleges in Sweden, why was there no such Jewish institution? Of course, the Jewish community runs its own primary school and Paideia – the European Institute for […]
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King Kobra " Sweden Rock Life" Hard Rock Usa 2018
01 - Ready to Strike (Live)
02 - Tear Down the Walls (Live)
03 - Knock 'em Dead (Live)
04 - Shadow Rider (Live)
05 - Live Forever (Live)
06 - The Ballad of Johnny Rod (Live)
07 - Wild Child (Live)
08 - Hunger (Live)
09 - Highway Star (Live)
10 - Heaven and Hell (Live)
11 - Drum Solo (Live)
12 - Raise Your Hands to Rock (Live)
13 - Turn up the Good Times (Live)

Paul Shortino: Cantante
Dave Michael Phillips: Guitarra
Mick Sweda: Guitarra
Johnny Rod: Bajo
Carmine Appice: Batería

King Kobra era una banda que lo tenía todo para ser los número 1. Esta banda surgió en 1984 como un proyecto mas de Carmine Appice el mecenas de la batería, uno de los mas grandes dentro de su instrumento que procedía de bandas de los setenta como Cactus y Vanilla Fudge. Así que quiso acoplarse a los nuevos tiempos que corrían y hacer un Hard Rock comercial, para eso prescindió de su guitarrista habitual que le acompaño en Cactus y Vanilla Fudge, Tim Bogert y se unió a músicos por aquella desconocidos como Dave Michael Phillips  o el cantante Mark Free.
Lanzaron dos álbumes Ready to Strike y Thrill of a Lifetime que fueron un éxito rotundo a nivel de ventas y lanzaron a Mark Free al estrellato aunque internamente era un mar de dudas pues se sentía atrapado en un cuerpo de hombre cuando en realidad se sentía mujer y eso es lo que le alejó de la banda y del Rock. Muchos cambios de formación y lanzaron su tercera obra King Kobra III que no recibió el apoyo de la discográfica y paso inadvertido pese a que es un gran álbum y en este nuevo directo la banda se vuelve a olvidar de este trabajo, muy mal.
El caso es que a rey muerto rey puesto, eso pensó Appice que cuando recibió la oferta de Sykes para crear un nuevo proyecto ni se lo pensó y creo otra banda de Hard Rock de muchos quilates como era Blue Murder.
A finales de los noventa, nueva formación, siempre con el liderazgo de Appice y lanzan un álbum que es un fracaso absoluto a nivel de ventas y musicalmente es mediocre como el Hollywood Thrash del 2001 y nuevos años de inactividad.
El caso es que Appice nunca se rinde y el Hollywood Thrash es como si no existiera, ficha a Paul Shortino y a dos ex de Wasp como son Rod y Sweda para crear una nueva versión de King Kobra y lanza dos álbumes en el 2011 y el 2013 que aunque tienen sus buenos temas ya no suenan a los viejos King Kobra, ya perdieron esa chispa, es como si fuera otra banda.
Lo mejor es tocarse los clásicos de toda la vida y tirar del legado de los King Kobra antes que publicar un nuevo álbum, los tiempos no son los adecuados para la industria musical y esto no tiene visos de cambiar y si lo hace, será para peor.
Lo que no entiendo de este directo es que con el volumen de clásicos que tiene King Kobra porque no repasan su tercer álbum por ejemplo que es muy bueno o porque no se tocan temas de otras bandas de Appice como Cactus, Blue Murder, Proyect Zeus o el proyecto con su hermano Vinnie en vez de tocarse covers de Led Zeppelin y Black Sabbath que ya está muy visto, un directo más y los King Kobra que siguen sobreviviendo como pueden en el mundo del Hard Rock.



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          Sommario Europeo: Some showers - Very warm in the south, 13 Set - 06:43      Cache   Translate Page      

High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


          Sweden arrests person over royal jewels heist      Cache   Translate Page      

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say a person has been arrested over the theft of priceless treasures from the Swedish royal regalia, including a jeweled crown, from a cathedral where they were on display. Sweden’s Prosecution Authority said Thursday the suspect was arrested a day earlier but that none of the regalia — two ...

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          Treat – The Pleasure Principle (1986) [Japan Press 1990 + Reissue 1992] Lossless      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Australia completing in its Overwatch World Cup Group Stage this weekend      Cache   Translate Page      

Team Australia will square off against China, Denmark, Thailand, Spain and Sweden this weekend during a Bangkok-based Overwatch World Cup Group Stage event. The teams will duke it out between 14-16 this weekend with hopes of nabbing one of two World Cup finals spots. The big event will take place in November during BlizzCon 2018 […]

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          Volvo shows off self-driving, electric truck with no cab      Cache   Translate Page      
Sweden's Volvo, the world's second-biggest truck maker, presented a new self-driving electric truck on Wednesday, which it said should help respond to the boom in ecommerce and a shortage of freight drivers.

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The spread of anti-establishment movements in the U.S. and Europe — fed by a gnawing sense of Western failure — suggests a restoration of "the jungle," the more dangerous, strongman-led politics that preceded World War II, according to a leading historian.

Why it matters: Over the last week, politicians and voters in Italy, Hungary and Sweden have reinforced Europe's move away from the U.S.-led order. But historian Robert Kagan of the Brookings Institution says many forget that, prior to the war, normal European politics gave birth to fascism, Nazism, genocide and some of history's most predatory dictators.


  • In a vote today, the European Parliament censured Hungary as a "systematic threat to the rule of law" because of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's increasing concentration of power in his own hands, report the WSJ's Valentina Pop and Drew Hinshaw.
  • On Sunday, Swedish voters gave their biggest support ever to the right-wing Democratic Party, which has neo-Nazi roots. The Democrats finished with almost 20% of the votes, giving them 42 of the 349 seats in parliament, the third-largest share of nine parties or coalitions.
  • And last Friday, Matteo Salvini, Italy's powerful deputy prime minister, joined The Movement, a group founded by Steve Bannon to spread populist politics throughout Europe, reports the NYT's Jason Horowitz.

Ahead of the publication of his slender new book, "The Jungle Grows Back" (out next week), Kagan tells Axios that the string of events in Europe are examples of the world returning to its natural, tough guy-led state.

"Democracy and liberalism aren't our fate. It's always a battle of the human soul, of the competing forces of human nature. We now have tribalism and nationalism in search of strong authority."
Kagan, speaking to Axios

Kagan's thesis has gained traction in Germany. In a speech on Aug. 27 in Berlin, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said, "We Germans in particular can have no interest in a 'jungle growing back in the world order.' We must resist this to the best of our ability. And we must lay our hands on the right tools when the jungle beckons."

In the book, Kagan argues that the last three decades of geopolitics — the failure of the Arab Spring, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, not to mention the financial crash and more — have naturally led people to lose faith in the basic system of governance.

Americans in particular wonder why the U.S. ought to pay an outsized portion of the cost of the system. But Kagan says the governing system amounts to a bargain — the U.S. gets strategic hegemony and the same resulting peace and prosperity enjoyed by everyone, as long as it does not constrain anyone else's economic growth.

The impact: Absent the U.S., the whole house falls apart, Kagan says. "[T]here is no guarantee that democracy comes out on top," he says. "If you look at history, you have to say that that has been rarer."

  • "People think the last 30 years has been a disastrous foreign policy," he says. "It will be difficult turning it around. The only answer is to go back through history and say, 'This is what normal looks like.'"

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Swedish prosecutors say a person has been arrested suspected for stealing priceless treasures from the Swedish royal regalia, including a jeweled crown, from a cathedral where they were on display, before speeding off by motorboat

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A person has been arrested over the theft of priceless treasures from the Swedish royal regalia, including a jeweled crown, from a cathedral where they were on display, Swedish authorities said Thursday. Sweden’s Prosecution Authority said the suspect was arrested a day earlier but that none of the regalia — two […]
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High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


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The leader of the Swedish nationalist party's parliamentary group said his nation was "in deep trouble," fighting for its very existence and the survival of its culture.
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U2 Frontman Bono Taunts Sweden Democrats During Genocidal Rant The Irish rock frontman Bono mocked the Sweden Democrats as Nazis from stage in Paris on the night of Sweden's elections. In the guise of Macphisto, a sort of Irish version of the Faustian devil Mephisto, the rockstar twice performed a Nazi salute as he barked out "Åkesson!", the surname of the Sweden Democrats' leader Jimmie Åkesson.   This ugly prick called blonde blue eyed Swedes boring. Yeah they're 'sooo dull' being a minority in the world! Black hair is far more unique lol.The rest of the planet disagrees. https://t.co/FXwGQ7CR9Z — Lana ❌ (@LanaLokteff) September 12, 2018 "He's done so well in the election today," the devil character then drawled. "I love elections. I love balloons. I love… parties that get out of hand."   "It appears the Swedes are beginning to discover their Aryan Potential.…
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Survivalist It won’t take to 2050 to see a different world. Just a small fall in supply has effects well out of proportion to the nominal cash value of the oil lost. Cheap flights would disappear, trade would plummet, GDPs shrink - the books have to balance one way or another (see recent paper on impact on trade, I think by Barclays, and works by Hall and Kummel). The biggest impact might be food prices, they could easily double and more short term, then the few billion who spend half their income on food suddenly have to spend it all. Turmoil would ensue and likely knock more oil supply off line. There was a paper about Sweden I think – from memory (don’t quote me) a rapid fall by a quarter of the oil available leads to collapse and by a half to complete loss of civilization. At the same time the declining cheap and efficient energy would hamper efforts to address the other big ticket, long term issues: rising population, rising aspirations for the poor to become rich (of course); declining levels in some of the big aquifers (a few are getting to the point where the basic pump designs don’t work, the replacements needed are much more expensive and much more energy intensive); declining soil loss (at current rate all the soil on sloped arable land will be gone in 50 years – that’s a third – and most of the rest in another 50); and of course climate change related extreme weather. This year we’ve had record heat waves, wild fires, typhoons and (soon) hurricanes plus droughts etc. Soon those will be weekly events (we’re not far off now) but on top of that we will be having two or three extreme extreme-weather events per year. More and more of the oil will be going simply to triage on these (but the patient will get worse anyway). At some point countries will cease to be liberal democracies, the USA seems to be leading the way there, and say what you like about liberal democracies they have never declared war on each other, dictatorships on the other hand ... People will say oh we just need to do this, that or the other - but there is no "just" about any of it, and especially as oil disappears: ignoring the externalities there is absolutely no better real energy source imaginable by some way, especially the cheap stuff we used to have. You of course know all this and are preparing much better than me, I do not much more than appease my conscience by not flying and hardly ever riding in a car, but I think I’m getting to the “acceptance” stage and pretty much missed out on depression (no physical symptoms anyway). … [end of rant].
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İsveç'te hiçbir partinin üstünlük kazanamadığı seçimlerin ardından, Sosyal Demokratlar, 'merkez sağ hükümete destek vermeme' kararı aldı.

İsveç Başbakanı ve Sosyal Demokrat parti lideri Stefan Löfven, "merkez sağın hükümetine destek vermeyeceklerini" açıkladı.

Radio Sweden'ın aktardığına göre, seçimlerde az farkla ikinci sırada gelen merkez sağ blok, Sosyal Demokratlar'a birlikte hükümet kurma çağrısında bulunmuştu.

İsveç seçimlerinde aşırı sağcı ve göçmen düşmanı İsveç Demokratları'nın aldığı yüksek oyun sonucu olarak, "merkez sol" ve "merkez sağ" bloklar tek başına hükümet kuramaz hale geldi.

Merkezdeki partiler, İsveç Demokratları ile ittifak kurmak istemezken, Sosyal Demokratlar'ın kararı sonrası hükümet müzakereleri çıkmaza girmiş oldu.


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Gösta Knochenhauer posted a photo:

Kvinna vid havet / Woman by the sea

Ivar Johnsson (Swedish, 1885-1970) worked in an expressive classisistic style, reminding of Carl Milles. As a teacher at the Art Academy he created the first education in material science for sculpture. Johnsson studied in Paris in 1811-12. Back home in Sweden he collaborated successfully with several of the wellknown architects of the time, which made Johnsson a sought-after artist for public art. Among other works, he made a series of sculptures for KTH (The Royal Institute of Technology) in Stockholm and the decoration by the main entrance to the Stockholm City Library.

Woman by the sea (bronze 1932) is a study for a monument for the victims of the naval wars. It is a moving depiction of controlled grief in the monumentally simple sculpture of the sailor wife. The 5 meter tall original from 1934 stands on a 40 m high column in the port of Gothenburg and is one of the most cherished works of the artist.

Source: marabouparken.se/portfolio-item/ivar-johnssonkvinna-vid-h..., my translation
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Ivar Johnsson (svensk 1885-1970) verkade i en uttrycksfull klassicistisk stil som påminner om Carl Milles. Som lärare på Konsthögskolan skapade han den första utbildningen i materialkunskap för skulptur. Johnson studerade i Paris åren 1911-12. Åter hemma i Sverige inleddes en rad lyckade samarbeten med tidens kända arkitekter vilka gjorde Johnson till en efterfrågad konstnär vid offentliga utsmyckningar. Han har bla gjort en serie skulpturer till KTH och utsmyckningen i huvudingången på Stockholms Stadsbibliotek.

Kvinna vid havet (brons 1932, inköpt 1962) är en skiss till ett monument över sjökrigens offer. Det är en gripande skildring av behärskad sorg i den monumentalt enkla skulpturen av sjömanshustrun. Det 5 meter höga originalet från 1934 står på en 40 m hög kolonn i Göteborgs hamn och är ett av konstnärens mest uppskattade verk.

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Marabouparken, Sundbyberg (Stockholm)


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Hong Kong's Best Travel Guide 1.2


Device: iOS Universal
Category: Travel
Price: Free, Version: 1.2 (iTunes)

Description:

By using some 300 photos and 18,000 words HONG KONG’S BEST helps you make the most of your visit to this favorite Asian destination. After introductions to all the main CITIES and REGIONS you’ll find detailed and practical information on key SIGHTS and ACTIVITIES and be pointed in the right direction by several key ITINERARIES. Then there are suggestions of where you might EAT, DRINK and SHOP... and since the app is fully-independent the recommendations are not ads!

INTRODUCING HONG KONG

Hong Kong is a place like no other, defined by its Chinese heritage but molded by its British colonial past. Founded as a place to make money and running fast and furiously ever since, it’s a land of astounding contradictions, of skyscrapers towering over old temples, of high-end shopping malls next to street markets selling handbags and live seafood, and of trams rumbling clackity-clack through Central while underground one of the most efficient subway systems in the world dispenses passengers from throughout the region.

Hong Kong is one of Asia’s most sophisticated cities, renowned for its luxury hotels and designer boutiques, but it’s also one of the most densely populated places on earth, with much of the population crammed into tenements and tiny apartments. And while most people associate Hong Kong with its famous harbor, the iconic Star Ferry and neon-emblazoned streets, this former colony is much more than a city, with vast undeveloped regions even on Hong Kong Island and stretching through the New Territories, much of them preserved in parks and marked by hiking trails. In short, there’s something for everyone in Hong Kong, whether you’re an historian, a shopper, a kid, a foodie, an outdoor enthusiast, a museum nut or simply an explorer.


APP FEATURE: TRIP ESSENTIALS
Key before-you-go information, including:
• Accommodation
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The lowdown on city-layout and surrounding regions:
• Hong Kong Island
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APP FEATURE: ITINERARIES
With instructions and transport links:
• A Day Riding the Trams
• Aberdeen Sampan Tours
• Central & Mid-Levels In-A-Day
• Hong Kong Island In-A-day
• Lantau In-A-Day
• Northern Kowloon In-A-Day
• Riding The East & West Lines
• Star Ferry’s Harbour Tour
• Tsim Sha Tsui & The Peak in-a-day


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Growing up, BETH REIBER couldn't wait to get out of Dodge. She got the travel bug at 16, after being chosen as one of a dozen U.S. Girl Scouts to spend a month in Sweden, where, to her delight, she learned scouting was co-ed. Since then she has visited some 50 countries, contributed to more than 55 publications and websites and written nine guidebooks, including Frommer’s guides to Japan for more than 30 years and Frommer’s guides covering Hong Kong, Macau and Branson. Her latest is Frommer's EasyGuide to Tokyo, Kyoto and Western Honshu.

What's New

Improve content layout on iPads and iPhone X.
Improve search functionality.
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Tailor default font size set and initial map view to the device's screen size.
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STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Essity, the global hygiene and health company, has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, one of the world's most prestigious sustainability indices. Essity has qualified for inclusion in both the Dow Jones Sustainability...


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Sweden attacker, Ola Toivonen has revelead that the action of racist Swedish fans against Jimmy Durmaz in Russia, played a role in their success. Durmaz caused the foul that resulted in Kroos netting the winner for Germany in the 2-1 World Cup loss, the Swede was attacked on social media. Durmaz denounced the attack and […]

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Juncker: EU Will Send Additional 10,000 Guards to Borders
12 September 2018
BBC World Service

The EU plans to send 10,000 more border guards to tackle unlawful immigration by 2020, the European Commission's president Jean-Claude Juncker said in his annual state of the union address.

He called for more solidarity, rather than "ad-hoc solutions" for people on migrant ships.

His speech also tackled the region's other burning issues - populism, terrorism and Brexit.

This is Mr Juncker's last 12 months in the role.

He also proposed a new Africa-Europe alliance, based on co-operation rather than charity, leading to a continent-to-continent free trade agreement.

He recommended that the euro be used more strategically as the biggest currency after the dollar.

And he called for strong leadership on Brexit. "The United Kingdom will never be an ordinary third country for us," he said.

The next elections to the European parliament are expected to be held in late May next year.

Where was the passion?

Analysis by Katya Adler, BBC Europe editor

This was Jean-Claude Juncker's final speech as European Commission president, a nod to his legacy.

He was clearly keen to pat himself on the back where he could. His key message: Europe is going in the right direction (though we can't be complacent). But where was the passion? Public opinion polls across Europe show people more in favour of the EU than they have been in recent years but - and this is a hugely important but - they're also more sympathetic towards populist parties, which are often nationalist and Eurosceptic in nature.

These parties tend to win favour among voters because their message is that they - unlike traditional parties, and unlike what they call remote technocrats in Brussels - are listening to people's concerns and care deeply about social issues.

Populist parties are expected to do very well in next year's elections for the European Parliament. Mr Juncker said little today to change that by persuading disenchanted voters.

In his speech, Jean Claude Juncker also made a notably controversial proposal to abolish EU member countries' vetoes on certain tax and foreign policy issues. This is likely to be pounced on by critics of the EU who accuse it of being an undemocratic institution.

Mr Juncker said the EU needed to be secure from the many threats that faced it.

"We will not militarise the European Union. What we want is to become more autonomous and live up to our global responsibilities," he said.

"Only a strong and united Europe can protect our citizens against threats internal and external - from terrorism to climate change."

On migration

Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, currently employs 1,600 border guards across the EU, so the new figure is a substantial hike.

Mr Juncker committed to further developing the European Asylum Agency to offer more support to member states processing asylum seekers.

He stressed a need for legal routes for migration into Europe. "We need skilled migrants," he said.

From the start of Mr Juncker's mandate in 2014, migration has been a major crisis.

It has sparked a rise in populism that has seen power shifts in Italy, Austria, Hungary and Poland, with Sweden the latest country to register a rise in anti-immigration votes in an election.

On Wednesday morning, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told legislators in Berlin that illegal migration poses a greater threat to the cohesion of the European Union than the eurozone crisis.

German parliament is debating its government response to far-right demonstrations in recent weeks.

On Brexit

Mr Juncker offered some support to British Prime Minister Theresa May's Chequers plan, agreeing that the starting point for future partnership should be a free trade area between the EU and the UK.

Brexiteers discuss leadership challenge

He also emphasised the union's support for Ireland. "We want to find a creative solution that prevents a hard border in Northern Ireland. But we will equally be very outspoken should the British government walk away from its responsibilities under the Good Friday Agreement."

On terrorism

There will be "new rules to get terrorist content off the web within one hour".

Internet platforms will be required to develop new methods to police content but it is unclear what form those would take.

The written proposal states that net firms that fail to comply would face fines of up to 4% of their annual global turnover.

On Africa

He called it Europe's "twin continent" - a supportive nod to the African continent's attempts to build its own version of the EU.

He said the new Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs between Europe and Africa would help create up to 10 million jobs there in the next five years.

"We will create framework that brings more private investment to Africa," he said, adding the EU External Investment Plan - launched two years ago - had already started the work.

BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding said Europe is increasingly emulating China's approach to Africa - focusing on trade and on partnerships rather than conflicts and charity. But Europe has some catching up to do, he added.

On populism

"We should embrace the kind of patriotism that is used for good, and never against others," he said. "We should reject the kind of exaggerated nationalism that projects hate and destroys all in its path. The kind of nationalism that points the finger at others instead of searching for ways to better live together."

Is Europe seeing a nationalist surge?

After the speech, the EU parliament voted to start disciplinary procedures against Hungary for breaching core democratic values.

On Tuesday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he would not respond to "blackmail".

The commission has already launched disciplinary proceedings against Poland over reforms it says challenge the rule of law.

On the economy

"Europe's economy has now grown for 21 consecutive quarters… Never have so many men and women - 239 million people - been in work in Europe," Mr Juncker said.

"Youth unemployment is at 14.8%. This is still too high a figure but is the lowest it has been since the year 2000."

On clock changes

"Clock-changing must stop," the EU Commission president said, announcing an end to EU laws insisting countries change their clocks twice a year. "Member States should themselves decide whether their citizens live in summer or winter time."

The next elections to the European parliament are expected to be held in late May next year.

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Sweden's economy expanded at a faster pace in the second quarter but remained weaker than the previous estimate, revised data from Statistics Sweden showed Thursday.

Gross domestic product grew 0.8 percent sequentially, faster than the 0.5 percent expansion seen in the first quarter. The quarter-on-quarter growth was revised down from 1 percent.

On a yearly basis, GDP growth slowed to 2.5 percent from 2.8 percent a quarter ago. The second quarter growth was revised down from 3.3 percent.

The expenditure-side breakdown of GDP showed that household and government spending advanced 0.9 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively.

Changes in inventories contributed to GDP growth by 0.6 percentage points in the second quarter.

Meanwhile, gross fixed capital formation decreased 0.5 percent. At the same time, exports gained 0.4 percent and imports climbed 0.8 percent.


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This Tribute To The Herring Is Worth A Read

   
 Thursday 1 September 2005


In praise of the humble herring

The world's oldest woman spoke highly of their health benefits - and she should know. She died aged 115 this week, and put her longevity down to eating one of the pickled fish every day. Paul Vallely celebrates The King of the Sea
·    "Your raiment, O herring,
displays the rainbow colours
of the setting sun,
the patina on old copper,
the golden-brown of Cordoba leather,
the autumnal tints
of sandalwood and saffron.
Your head, O herring,
flames like a golden helmet,
and your eyes,
are like black studs
in circlets of copper."
Thus waxes the French author Joris Karl Huysmans (1848-1907) in the Larousse Gastronomique. And if that sounds fanciful consider Mrs Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper. She was, until this week, the world's oldest person. She died in her sleep at 115, after eating a herring every day. It worked for her.
The humble herring is not a fish much in fashion. But for nigh on two millennia it has been the secret which sustained the peoples and empires of northern Europe. The cool temperate waters around our islands and the north-west coast of the continent have teemed in huge quantities with the silver sparkle of this steely, bluish-green-backed fish with the glistening silvery belly. The King of the Sea was the folk name for what may well be the most abundant fish species in the world. The herring has moved in great, wide, spawning shoals around our littoral waters, plundered by gulls and gannets, with the rhythm of each year. The Romans, a warm-watered Mediterranean type, had a blind spot for the fish. But when the Anglo-Saxons arrived, herring fishing began to develop. By the 6th century, drift nets were at work off Great Yarmouth, though fishing was then restricted to the great rivers and estuaries into which certain members of the herring family would ascend in big shoals to spawn in fresh water.
From that, the herring became an essential part in the diet of the peoples of northern Europe, and in the centuries that followed, it formed a staple food of the ordinary people. It entered into our mythology too, with folk tales of jewellers who wrought herrings from sterling silver to attract the itinerant shoals.
It played a huge part in the continent's religion. Medieval Catholic Europe's huge demand for it, during Lent and fasting days, laid the foundation of the Dutch empire. Amsterdam, it was said, was built on herring bones. So large were the quantities consumed that a 17th century French physician, observing increased levels of sexual ardour during Lent, blamed the poor fish. The herring, says Alan Davidson in The Oxford Companion to Food , is the fish which had the greatest influence on the economic and political history of Europe.
 After the process of smoking fish was discovered in the 12th century the herring began to rival the cod for importance. In the days before refrigeration, the herring and the cod could be easily cured, and thus eaten far from the point of capture. The growth of the herring trade was one of the reasons for the foundation of the Hanseatic League, the first free-trade organisation in Europe. The merchants of the city of Hamburg, who had easy access to the salt mines of Kiel (salt being essential to the smoking process) forged an alliance with the merchants of Lubeck, who monopolised the rich herring stocks off the coast of Sweden.
The huge hauls of herring created great wealth for Danish, English, French and Dutch traders whose governments built and deployed great naval forces to protect them, creating the sea power which became the basis of the colonial era.
Such was the primacy of the herring, that there developed as many recipes for preparing it as there are days in the year. It was eaten raw, fresh, salted, cured, pickled and fermented. The Germans created the soused roll-mop. The Dutch came up with an enzyme-cured delicacy with raw, shredded onions. The English invented smoking then kippering. The Flemish dreamt up a salad of smoked herring and warm potato.
Great secrecy developed across Scandinavia about the best marinade with tarragon, cherry, sherry and curry as the defining extra ingredient. Mrs Beeton was even suggesting flavouring herring with cloves. In Sweden, herring is fermented to make surstrümming, which emits a strong, foul smell when the can is opened (the trick is to open the can under water, or eat the stuff outside). From early on, the recipes were highly sophisticated. One Manx recipe for minced herring pies includes almond paste, fish roes, dates, gooseberries, rose water and saffron.
But the shoals of the silver darlings were far from predictable. The ordinary folk of Europe got used to feast and famine. Chronicles from the Isle of Man record that in 1648, local people lived on herring, salt, butter and oatcakes. with water and butter milk to drink (beer and ale being available only on market days). But the year after, there came "a time of great dearth and scarsitie" during which many islanders died of starvation.
But in the annus mirabilis 1667, there was great rejoicing, when an immense herring shoal, such as had never been witnessed before, arrived. Bishop Wilson called his clergy to account for disgracing "their callinge ... by vendinge ayle and beer and keeping victuallinge houses" in which "many of the people became not only tipplers, but infamous for sottishness and drunkenness".
Yet by 1711 so grave was the failure of the herring that the bishop inserted into the litany a prayer to be read in all the churches on the island "that it may please God to restore and continue to us the blessings of the sea". The people were plunged into such want and penury that they began smuggling potatoes from North Meols and Ormskirk on the mainland. But that is another story.
By the Victorian era, kippers a curing process which had been invented in the 1840s by John Woodger, of Seahouses in Northumberland, brought the demise of the red herring, a tougher and drier victual whose success had been that it transported well inland and abroad. (And was also allegedly useful for dragging across a fox trail to deceive the hounds.)
Kippers became so popular all over the world that herring fishing developed into a huge industry in Britain. In parts of the country, as many as a quarter of the population were engaged in catching, curing and distribution. The railways even ran herring trains. Bloater, whole, ungutted smoked herring with a slightly gamey taste, became a great delicacy in the gentry's crustless tea-time sandwiches.
But it remained primarily the food of the poor. Before the Second World War, herring were still so plentiful they were sold from barrows in the street, six for a penny. So, in the age of post-war affluence, herring, in all their forms, went seriously out of fashion. The humble herring was a symbol of a past that people were trying to leave behind.
In Britain, the fishing industry last year had a bumper harvest for herring, and the amounts landed have been increasing year on year for years. Yet almost all the catch goes to industrial processing for fish and animal food. It is often entirely absent from supermarkets and frequently not even there on the slabs of our few fishmongers.
Indeed, search the internet and many of the references to the fish are overwhelmingly dismissive or jocular, as with the recent publicity for Dr Bob Batty, a scientist from Nottingham Trent University, who was awarded an Ig Nobel Prize (the satirical equivalent of the Nobel awards for science which makes people laugh) for research which suggested herring communicate with one another by farting.
But in the 19th and even into the early 20th century, herring fishing a`n curing providsed an a travelling industry for the fishermen and women of Scotland and northern England, catching, pickleing and packing th silver darlings in barrels for export.
But the reason the world's oldest woman may have had the longest laugh, of course, is that herring is very good for you. Lean fish such as sea bass, cod, haddock, hake, halibut and sole, have a fat content of less than 2.5 per cent, herring, mackerel, sardines, tuna and salmon, with a fat content of about 12 per cent, are high in omega-3 oils.
These polyunsaturated fatty acids benefit the cardiac muscles in the heart and reduce the chance of a heart attack. Indeed, one doctor's surgery in Orkney recently prescribed herring to a man with a dodgy ticker. Omega-3 oils also reduce the chance of a miscarriage in expectant mothers and may well have other beneficial effects. "This is an absolutely crazy situation, when good edible fish is being processed instead of being presented to the human food chain," says Mike Smylie, a maritime historian and author of Herring, A History of the Silver Darlings.
Some chefs are beginning to rerecognise this, too. "Look for plumpness, oiliness, a silvery golden colour and a good smokey smell in a kipper," says the blessed Delia. Rick Stein, the television chef, has come up with a trendy recipe for herring with a caper and tomato salsa which is good (and so is his version of the traditional Scottish dish of herring in oatmeal which he fries in bacon fat and garnishes with streaky bacon, cut into thin strips, less good for you, but delicious).
Mike Smylie himself, who was named as BBC Radio 4 Food & Farming Awards Food Campaigner 2005 for his pains, says fresh herring with black pepper and lime crust is delicious. He says: "The salmon might be the prince, and the cod the pretender, but as the saying goes, of all the fish in the sea, the herring is king'."
And that is not all. Professor Michael Crawford, the director of the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition at London Metropolitan University, has now discovered that one omega-3 acid, called docosahexaenoic acid, is so essential that without it, operation of the brain and the eyes begin to slow. These fatty acids also can help arrest the progress of other brain malfunctionings such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.
There is more. Mike Smylie, who has the online nickname Kipperman, says research by the US government's National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism suggested a relationship between fish-eating and aggression. Dr Joseph Hibbeln said that, with low levels of Omega-3 in the body, there is a corresponding low level of cortisone releasing factor (CRF) which tends to trigger of aggressive behaviour.
Fatty acids play a role in psychiatric disorders, impacting on symptoms of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and levels of attempted suicide. People who eat more fish are less hostile and aggressive. And countries in which people eat more fish have lower levels of depression. It is only a matter of time before the government makes the herring compulsory. Do not say you have not been warned.
Source: The Independent (https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/in-praise-of-the-humble-herring-5347560.html)


          Solar Broke Records All Over Europe This Summer      Cache   Translate Page      

This year saw new solar output highs across Europe as summer temperature records were smashed.

In the U.K., solar broke the record for weekly output between June 21 and June 28, producing 533 gigawatt-hours of energy. The spike in output led solar to take over from gas as the number-one energy source in the country, said the European PV industry body SolarPower Europe.

In July, solar also reached a new high in Germany, with a record 6.17 terawatt-hours of production, SolarPower Europe said. Further north, Denmark registered 361 hours of sunshine in May. This led to an increase of 33 percent in solar electricity production, smashing previous records.

And in the Netherlands, a sunny July saw 75 percent more solar power generation than in the same month last year. “Across Europe, records came tumbling down,” observed SolarPower Europe CEO James Watson in a press note.

“One of the side effects of this year’s heatwave has been a record amount of solar electricity production,” he said. “In country after country, solar has set impressive new milestones.”

The organization’s policy director, Aurelie Beauvais, said large-scale solar filled in for conventional generation as the 2018 European heatwave brought thermal power plants to a standstill.

“In France and Germany, coal and nuclear power plants had to be powered down as they could no longer use the huge volumes of water needed to cool their power stations, resulting in intermittent supply,” she said.

Solar kept Europe’s power grids stable as the output from these thermal plants flickered, she claimed.

While most of the credit for solar’s record-breaking performance in Europe this summer went to exceedingly hot and dry weather, which in turn was said to be linked to global warming, it is also true that Europe now has more solar capacity than ever before.

The European solar market grew by 28.4 percent in 2017, SolarPower Europe figures show. This brought the region’s total installed capacity to 107 gigawatts.

Capacity growth alone may have accounted for most of the records set this summer, said Josefin Berg, research and analysis manager for solar and energy storage at IHS Markit. “If more is getting installed you’re going to get more production, right?” she said.

Furthermore, hot weather would degrade PV performance rather than improve it, she said. At the height of the heatwave in July, even parts of the Arctic Circle saw temperatures rise above 30ºC.

In practice, SolarPower Europe communications director Kristina Thoring told GTM, the cause of this year’s solar records varied from country to country.

“In the Netherlands, it was the increased capacity buildout combined with the remarkably sunny weather that led to a new solar record,” she said.

Whatever the cause, it looks as though next summer might bring a fresh crop of solar records across Europe.

With costs hitting an all-time average low of €43.30 ($50.35) per megawatt-hour in Germany’s latest solar tender, in December 2017, and the European Commission ending five years of trade barriers on Asian panels, the industry is braced for increased growth.

“Europe has been in a transition phase over the last couple of years,” Thoring said. “We are now entering the next growth phase, as the European Union has agreed on a number of positive legislations which will mean increased deployment of solar.”

The growth in installed capacity is likely to result in further records of solar power generation across Europe, she said.

SolarPower Europe expects Germany alone to add more than 2 gigawatts of capacity this year, putting it back at the level seen during the country’s solar boom half a decade ago. French installations are also expected to breach the gigawatt barrier this year.

According to SolarPower Europe’s medium growth scenario, the total installed solar capacity across Europe could rise to 116 gigawatts this year and 129 gigawatts in 2019.

Germany will surpass 45 gigawatts of solar this year, and next year Italy and France will hit 20 gigawatts and 10 gigawatts, respectively.

Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables solar analyst Rishab Shrestha commented: “Solar as a share of generation will certainly increase in the future given the capacity forecasts.”


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High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


          VIET HUNG FOOD INDUSTRY COMPANY      Cache   Translate Page      
Viet Hung Food Industry Company Limited was formally established on the 1st of June, 1992. After nearly 20 years of development, Viet Hung has risen to become one of the leading processed food manufacturers and suppliers in Vietnam, with many practical products under GOMEX brand, satisfying the demands of consumers through out the country and around the world. With the strategy to be “customer-oriented" in their development, Viet Hung always seeks to understand and respond to its customers, this is the hallmark of their success; starting from the research of customers actual needs in order to offer new appropriate products, to building up the extensive distribution system for the most convenience for the customers; Some effective media programswere developed to convey to the target customers the practical benefit the company can bring to them. Discerning the importance of nutrition to customers’ health, Viet Hung always focuses on complimenting appropriate nutrients, bringing the customers the products that are not only convenient but also especially healthy, contributing to building a healthier life. Specifically, there was coordination with HCM city Nutrition Center to study and implement the supplement of vitamin B mixture, called VITAMAX® ,consisting of Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, to the products : instant noodles, instant beef noodles, instant porridge...under GOMEX 3 Mien brand. This is a creative and practical way the company can bring the best choices to its customers, especially as modern life is becoming more and more active. In addition to providing the market with variety of safe food products for the consumers’ interests, Viet Hung also participates keenly in many community activities to demonstrate its social responsibility. Viet Hung is an active member who connects closely with the activities of the Vietnam Food Safety Association (VINAFOSA), taking part in enhancing “the connection between the state agengies and consumers for ensuring food safety and hygiene”. According to the evaluation of VINAFOSA, Viet Hung is a characteristic business member, always at the forefront for quality assurance, upholding the standard of food safety and hygiene in its food manufacturing and processing. Viet Hung company’s market spreads both nationally and internationally, from cities & towns to regions and even remote areas. While continueing to grow domesticlly, Viet Hung has extended its business to Eastern Europe, Asia, America, Sweden, and Finland. Viet H?ng’s success today comes from the valuable contribution of the staff. The heart of the company is “customer-focused” Viet Hung staff work cooperatively and efficiently. Together with its experienced, enthusiastic and dynamic staff, Viet Hung was honoured with the following awards : Vietnam High Quality Products year 2005 and 2010, Food Safety Certificate 2006, Certificate of Food Safety for Community (Vietnam Best Food), Gold medal at Can tho international Fair 2006, Gold Prize for Food Safety and Quality, Vietnam top 500 Enterprises 2009... Looking ahead, Viet Hung constantly does its best, becoming the leading company in the instant food industry in Vietnam, as well as promotes the business to other countries in the region and the world, with the mission: MULTI PRODUCT • MULTI BRAND • MULTI NATIONAL
          UP IN SMOKE UNVEILS FINAL BANDS FOR 2018!      Cache   Translate Page      

UP IN SMOKE, Switzerland's annual and finest Stoner, Fuzz, Doom and Heavy Psychedelic Rock Festival, has announced the final bands for 2018! The following highclass acts have just been added to close this year's festival edition:

Sweden's Heavy Rock legends WITCHCRAFT will perform an exclusive show at UP in SMOKE at Z7 in Pratteln! The band has barely played any live shows in the last years, so it's more than a great honor to have them at this year's UP IN SMOKE Festival VOL VI next month!

Some more sweet acts are added to the bill as well:
The outstanding spacerock cult band FARFLUNG, Texas finest heavy psych blues combo THE WELL and heavy hard rockers GLANVILLE will join Switzerland's most heavy rocking party of the year. Last but not least UP IN SMOKE has added another surprise act! THE NEW DEATH CULT is here to crush hate, injustice, environmental destruction and greed with universal peace & love. Join the cult at UP IN SMOKE!

The line-up is now complete and features 20 amazing bands! Day Split will be unveiled within 10 days, but you should grab your 2-day pass while you still can! Taking place at the famous Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland, between October 5 – 6th 2018, tickets are available HERE!

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          Sweden: Deportation order agaisnt Palestinian who firebombed a synagogue removed as he might face danger if returned to the West Bank,      Cache   Translate Page      
(Stockholm)  Last December a few Middle eastern citizens unhappy at finding a jewish synagogue in the area decided to teach those pesky Jews a lesson by firing bombing it.

Which is why this May three Palestinians found themselves in court, on charges of carrying out a hate crime. (well it is Sweden after all)  Two of them received 2 years in prison, with the third 2 months and an air ticket home with a remit of being denied entry to Sweden for 10 years. Well to the ethical latte brigade that was a step too far and so they appealed on their point of view that this poor innocent lamb would face danger from the Israeli state if returned to his home country. Well yesterday the court of appeal ruled in their favour and cancelled the deportation order and the Ethical latte drinkers in Sweden wonder why people have flocked to the far right.

          Sweden, Once the ‘Avant Garde,’ Risks Reversing its History | Portside      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Sweden vote-counting continues with four districts remaining      Cache   Translate Page      
After a pause overnight, vote-counting in the Swedish election resumed on Thursday morning, with just four districts left to be counted in the parliamentary election.
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Arbor Biosciences, TATAA Biocenter Partner for NGS, Synthetic Biology Products in Europe
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          Sweden arrests suspect over royal jewel heist      Cache   Translate Page      
In late July, two men stole some of Sweden's royal jewels from a cathedral before getting away in a speedboat. Although one person has now been arrested, the hunt is still on to recover Sweden's priceless treasures. Reported by Deutsche Welle 18 minutes ago.
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          Europe forecast: Some showers - Very warm in the south, Sep 13 - 16:43      Cache   Translate Page      

High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


          Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'      Cache   Translate Page      


Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'





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    The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, said Wednesday that "Europe belongs to the Europeans" and that refugees should return to their native countries to rebuild them. 
    Speaking at a conference in Sweden's third-largest city of Malmo, home to a large immigrant population, the Dalai Lama -- who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 -- said Europe was "morally responsible" for helping "a refugee really facing danger against their life". 
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    "I think Europe belongs to the Europeans," he said, adding they should make clear to refugees that "they ultimately should rebuild their own country". 
    Revered by millions of Buddhists around the world, and regarded by his many supporters as a visionary in the vein of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, the Dalai Lama was speaking three days after the far-right populist party Sweden Democrats made gains in the country's general election on Sunday. 
    The anti-immigration party came in third, behind Prime Minister Stefan Lofven's Social Democrats and the opposition conservative Moderates in the Nordic nation which in 2015 took in the highest number of asylum seekers per capita in Europe. 

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    Sri Lanka is building a $15 billion metropolis to rival cities like Hong Kong and Dubai

    "This Really Scares Me": Hurricane Florence Turns South; Nuclear Plants To Shut Down

    In Sweden, Europe’s Drift To The Right Continues

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              "Europe belongs to the Europeans"      Cache   Translate Page      
    The world must heed the words of the Dalai Lama:
    The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, said Wednesday that "Europe belongs to the Europeans" and that refugees should return to their native countries to rebuild them.

    Speaking at a conference in Sweden's third-largest city of Malmo, home to a large immigrant population, the Dalai Lama -- who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 -- said Europe was "morally responsible" for helping "a refugee really facing danger against their life".

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              New study finds Yahoo Japan and weak legislation perpetuating online ivory trade      Cache   Translate Page      
    Seized ivory. Department of National Parks, Bangkok. © Ola Jennersten / WWF-SwedenTokyo, Japan, 13th September 2018 - Yahoo Japan is the single biggest online platform for elephant ivory sales in Japan, according to a new TRAFFIC investigation, which recorded a staggering 4,414 ivory items plus 35 whole tusks for sale over a four-week period in June and July 2018.
     
    The latest findings were revealed today in System Error, Reboot Required: Review of online ivory trade in Japan, which finds the overall number of elephant ivory items for sale on Yahoo Japan had fallen by 55%—from 9,788 to 4,414—compared to a similar survey in 2017. However the study found that the combined total value of ivory traded fell by only 16%, to JPY 37.8 million (USD 340,626) over the same time period, largely because of an increase in the sales of whole tusks, from 22 to 35.
     
    Under current Japanese legislation, only sales of whole ivory tusks have to be registered, but two of the tusks were sold without appropriate documentation.
     
    The buoyant ivory sales on Yahoo Japan were in marked contrast to other major Japanese retail platforms, notably Rakuten-Ichiba, Rakuma and Mercari—all of whom introduced voluntary ivory bans in 2017 following international concerns about the sale of ivory in domestic markets fuelling demand and leading to the poaching of elephants. Shops selling ivory were no longer identified on Rakuten-Ichiba and there was a significant reduction in ivory advertisements on Mecari (up to 98%) and on Rakuma, although a number of cryptic advertisements, use of code words, and rapid turnover in ivory products indicated some ongoing persistent trade.

    "The major online retail outlets in Japan have aligned their policies with those of the international community—apart from Yahoo Japan, who appear to undervalue the impact and risk of continuing to trade ivory," Tomomi Kitade, Head of TRAFFIC's Japan Office and lead author of the report.

    Some 88% of the trade in ivory observed on the Yahoo Auction website, part of the Yahoo Japan group, lacked proof-of-legality. The platform has also previously been identified as a source in the illegal export of 3.2 tonnes of ivory to China over an 18 month period up to April 2012.

    TRAFFIC's surveys also attempted to assess the impact of new regulations that came into force in Japan in June 2018, which call upon any businesses, as opposed to private individuals, selling ivory to display their registration details. However, according to the study "Non-compliance with the requirement to display business registration was relatively high overall, ranging from 22% to 52%. Furthermore, discerning whether the legal requirement applies to the many anonymous sellers on auction, CtoC (Customer to Customer) and SNS (Social Networking Sites) platforms presented a serious challenge."
     
    Although there is a government schemefor voluntary product certification, the study found its use sparse amongst online retailers and nearly non-existent on other platforms.
     
    "The Japanese governmentshould urgently introduce measures that effectively ban unregulated CtoC trade, while all e-commerce companies should introduce voluntary bans on ivory products and collaborate with initiatives such as the Global Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online," said Kitade [1]

    IvoryTowers:An Assessment ofJapan's Ivory Trade and Domestic Market, a TRAFFIC study released in December 2017 revealed how poor regulation of the domestic ivory market in Japan had led to illegal exports of ivory, particularly to the Chinese market.
     
    Japan's lack of adequate regulation of its domestic ivory market means the country is failing to live up to its commitments under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which calls on countries to take every measure to ensure domestic ivory markets do not contribute to elephant poaching or illegal trade.
     
    "WWF through its representatives in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America will be calling upon Yahoo Japan to institute an immediate voluntary ban on trading elephant ivory through its platforms. Japan is in urgent need of policy reform to eliminate unregulated ivory trade effectively from its domestic market and to live up to international expectations." said Margaret Kinnaird, WWF Wildlife Practice Leader. 

    Download the full report here.

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    For more information, please contact:
    Marsden Momanyi | WWF International | Email: mmomanyi@wwfint.org; Mob: +254798484940
    Note:
     
    [1] The Global Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online is a collaboration between world's leading e-commerce and social media companies to render online platforms and apps inoperable for wildlife traffickers to trade in endangered and threatened species. The founding members: are Alibaba, Baidu, Baixing, eBay, Etsy, Facebook, Google, Huaxia Collection, Instagram, Kuaishou, Mall for Africa, Microsoft, Pinterest, Qyer, Ruby Lane, Shengshi Collection, Tencent, Wen Wan Tian Xia, Zhongyikupai, Zhuanzhuan and 58 Group, convened by TRAFFIC, WWF and IFAW. Rakuten, a Japanese e-commerce company, has since joined the Coalition in August 2018.
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    Muitas vezes, quando leio os textos perpassados de horror dos bem-pensantes que julgam que só ficam bem na fotografia dizendo mal dos eleitores que vão fazendo o sucesso de partidos a que se convencionou chamar “populistas”, muitas vezes por pura preguiça intelectual, recordo-me de um filme de 1976 de Ettore Scola, "Feios, Porcos e Maus". Ou seja, lembro-me de como de facto esses bem-pensantes nunca gostaram especialmente do povo, mesmo quando dizem falar em nome dele. E agora detestam especialmente o povo que, em países como a Suécia, dão gás a partidos que desafiam as suas convicções: não querem mais imigrantes nem querem “mais Bruxelas”. Ou seja, são “xenófobos”, “eurofóbicos” e “contra todos os valores europeus”. Vale a pena questionar este discurso dominante, pois o mundo é sempre mais complicado do que parece.

    Primeiro ponto: o que se passou na Suécia? Apenas mais um episódio da erosão dos partidos dominantes a par com a subida de partidos que desafiam os consensos estabelecidos. Os Democratas Suecos, o partido descrito como xenófobo e eurofóbico, teve um bom resultado, mas menos bom do que previam as sondagens. Mesmo assim contribuiu para um cenário de quase ingovernabilidade, já que nenhum dos dois habituais blocos políticos (centro-esquerda e centro direita) tem maioria e os Democratas Suecos, com 62 deputados, dificilmente podem ser ignorados. Nicholas Aylott, um professor de ciência política da Universidade de Södertörn faz, em What sort of government might Sweden have after the election?, uma boa síntese dos cenários em cima da mesa, sendo que depois de lembrar que um diário sueco já conseguiu elaborar uma lista de 12 possíveis soluções governativas, acaba por desdramatizar a situação: “Quite possibly, then, Sweden will emerge with a rather extreme form of minority government – one whose only party has attained just a quarter or even a tenth of the seats in parliament. That is a recipe for slow, painstaking legislative negotiations on everything. It might not be what Sweden really needs. But it is not a recipe for chaos. In parliamentary politics, especially in Sweden, it may be better to be tolerated than liked.”


    É um sinal de que os suecos estarão mais tranquilos do que muitos europeus, sobretudo muitos dos que escrevem nos jornais, seja no alemão Handelsblatt, onde o diretor, Andreas Kluth, dedicou a sua newsletter de ontem ao tema – The populist right from Sweden to Germany –, seja nos portugueses, e cito só a título de exemplo o editorial do Público, de Manuel Carvalho, O vírus nacionalista instalado na Suécia, onde defende que, “Aconteça o que acontecer, o nacionalismo xenófobo dos Democratas Suecos já venceu”.
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    Siku za mshambuliaji wa Yanga Mkongomani, Heritier Makambo za kuendelea kubaki kukipiga Jangwani huenda zikawa zinahesabika baada ya baadhi za klabu za nje ya nchi kupiga hodi kuwania saini yake.

    Makambo ni kati ya wachezaji waliosajiliwa na Yanga msimu huu wa Ligi Kuu Bara baada ya kocha mkuu wa timu hiyo raia wa DR Congo, Mwinyi Zahera kumpendekeza kutokana na kuvutiwa naye kwenye majaribio.

    Mshambuliaji huyo hadi hivi sasa tayari amefunga mabao nane tangu ajiunge na Yanga kati ya hao mawili ya mashindano na mengine sita katika michezo ya kirafiki.

    Inaelezwa tayari mawakala watano kutoka kwenye nchi tatu za Uarabuni na mbili za Ulaya ikiwemo Sweden na Norway wameshaonyesha nia ya kumtaka mchezaji huyo.
    Mtoa taarifa huyo alisema, mawakala hao wamemfuata mchezaji huyo na kuwapa maelekezo ya kuzungumza na viongozi kabla ya kumfuata yeye kutokana na kubanwa na mkataba wa miaka miwili ya kuichezea Yanga.

    “Uwezekano wa Makambo wa kudumu kwa kipindi kirefu kuendelea kuichezea Yanga ni mdogo sana ni baada ya baadhi za klabu kutoka nje ya nchi zikiwemo za Uarabuni na Ulaya kuonyesha nia ya kumsajili.
    “Huo mkataba wenyewe wa miaka miwili aliosaini Yanga sijui kama ataumaliza kutokana na yeye mwenyewe ndoto alizoziweka za kupiga hesabu ya kucheza soka Ulaya.”

    Alipotafutwa Makambo kuzungumzia hilo alisema kuwa: “Mimi ni mchezaji mwenye ndoto nyingi ikiwemo ya kucheza soka la kulipwa ambayo ni lazima niitimize nikiwa Yanga.

    “Zipo baadhi za klabu zinaonyesha nia ya kunihitaji kwa kunipa ofa kutoka nje ya nchi ambazo nimewaambia nina mkataba na Yanga, hivyo vema zikafanya mazungumzo nao kabla ya kuja kwangu,” alisema Makambo aliyeibuka kuwa kipenzi cha Yanga.

    CHANZO: CHAMPIONI

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              As Europe Revolts, Brussels Demands Even More      Cache   Translate Page      
    Kai Weiss, CapX
    One would think Sweden's general election on Sunday, which once more saw big gains for a populist movement demanding a referendum on EU membership, would make Brussels stop and think about their visions of a federal Europe. Instead, the last few days have once again shown that a period of reflection is not on the agenda.It all started with Guy Verhofstadt, perhaps the most outspoken and prominent supporter of an ever closer union and the European Parliament's negotiator for Brexit. He quite diplomatically proclaimed in an interview with a French newspaper that the UK's decision to...
              Europe's al Qaedas: The 9/11 Roots of Anti-Immigrant Populism      Cache   Translate Page      
    J. Grunstein, WPR
    Yesterday's anniversary of the 9/11 attacks passed by with relatively muted commemorations. This is understandable given the passage of time, and how we commemorate increasingly distant events. But if the immediate consequences of 9/11 have faded, the less visible aftereffects of that day's trauma persist. At times, these aftereffects, no less pernicious for being hidden, spring into full viewmost recently on Sunday, when Swedish voters made the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats party the third-largest in parliament.
              How Spanish flu shaped a modern welfare state      Cache   Translate Page      
    On Sept. 15, 1918, a 12-year-old boy named Karl Karlsson who lived just outside Ostersund, Sweden, wrote a short diary entry: "Two who died of Spanish flu buried today. A few snowflakes in the air."
              Deutsche Telekom says EU raises concerns over Tele2's Dutch deal      Cache   Translate Page      
    Deutsche Telekom said on Thursday that the European Commission had raised competition concerns about the effect of its planned purchase of the Dutch operations of Sweden's Tele2 on the mobile retail market.

              SWEDISH SENSATION GUNHILD CARLING RETURNS TO TUCSON      Cache   Translate Page      

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact: Courtney Dodge, Khris Dodge Entertainment

    courtney.dodge02@gmail.com

    520-991-5307

     

    SWEDISH SENSATION GUNHILD CARLING RETURNS TO TUCSON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
    FOR ONE SPECIAL EVENT/PERFORMANCE AT SKYLINE COUNTRY CLUB

    Swedish jazz superstar Gunhild Carling will sing, dance, and play the night away on Sunday, September 30 at the Skyline Country Club ballroom as pop-up supper club Mister Bing’s Presents hosts an evening of fine dining and entertainment.

     

    A virtuoso on TWENTY-FIVE different instruments – including trumpet, trombone, harmonica, oboe, flute, and jazz bagpipe, plus singing and tap dancing – Gunhild Carling is an artist like no other. Her influences include everyone from Billie Holiday to Louis Armstrong and everything in between. She performs around the globe and has collaborated extensively with renowned ensemble Postmodern Jukebox. Her rendition of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” has scored more than 1.3 million views on YouTube, and views of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” – complete with jazz bagpipe solo – exceeds 1.5 million.

     

    “We had a blast when Gunhild came to Tucson last April,” says the evening’s musical director and keyboard player, Khris Dodge. “The audience couldn’t believe what it was seeing. Gunhild would sing a verse of a classic jazz tune, then suddenly play the most amazing trumpet solo you’ve ever heard, and then follow it up with tap dancing…all within the same song. She kept us musicians on our toes all night long with her boundless energy.”

     

    Something of a national treasure in her native country, the versatile Carling performed for the King of Sweden’s 70th birthday celebration. She also appeared on Season 11 of America’s Got Talent, took third place in the 2014 celebrity version of the Swedish television show Let’s Dance, and has played for audiences around the globe. She has spent a large part of 2018 performing around Europe, and her stop in Tucson will be her only Arizona date as part of her United States tour.

     

    Mister Bing’s Presents, in partnership with Khris Dodge Entertainment and Stuart Moulton Entertainment, brings you an extraordinary supper club experience in the Skyline Ballroom. Executive Chef Brian Steiner and his team will prepare a special three-course menu for the evening, and the pre-dinner cocktail hour will feature master magicians and dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio Tucson. The classic Hollywood show clubs of the 40s will come back to life against the elegant background of the Tucson skyline.

     

    “Mister Bing’s is about creating an experience for our patrons,” says the eponymous host and founder of the pop-up supper club. “We transport our audiences back in time to glamorous, old-world Hollywood and give them an evening unlike any other they’ll get in Tucson.”

     

    Tickets are $99 for the three-course dinner, dancing and floor show with exclusive cocktail pricing throughout the evening. Show-only tickets are $39. Cocktails/dancing begins at 5:00; dinner is served at 6:00; show begins at 7:00. Complimentary valet parking is available. Tickets are available by going online:  https://gunhildcarlinginconcert.brownpapertickets.com, or by calling for reservations/information: 520-991-5307. Skyline Country Club is located at 5200 E. St. Andrew’s Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718.

     

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              Birds help each other partly for selfish reasons      Cache   Translate Page      
    Up to now, researchers have believed that birds stay at home and altruistically help raise younger siblings because this is the only way to pass on genes when you cannot breed yourself. But this idea is only partially true. A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that birds benefit from being helpful because it also increases their chances of reproducing in the future.
              Neneh Cherry review – sonic rebel shimmies through the sadness      Cache   Translate Page      

    Village Underground, London
    Skanking to Four Tet’s beats, the musician’s delightful spontaneity lifts the sombre tone of a political set dedicated to lost friends and family

    With jazz luminary Don as a stepfather and 90s alt-rocker Eagle-Eye for a brother, it seems as if Neneh Cherry was always destined to connect disparate dots in the music world. But after moving from Sweden to London as a 14-year-old, it was a role she took on with zeal, via the eclectic nature of her collaborative streak: she is the degree of separation between Cher and the Bristol trip-hop scene; Four Tet and Rip Rig + Panic; the Slits, Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour and hip young dance-pop star Mabel. The latter is her daughter, but still the product of a musical collaboration: her father is Massive Attack and All Saints producer Cameron McVey, who co-writes much of Cherry’s work. Were it not for the in-yer-face solo career encapsulated by her genre-bending 1988 hit Buffalo Stance, Cherry might have been remembered as the pop music Zelig of the latter half of the 20th century.

    As it is, she is a fascinating musician in her own right. The diversity of her associates has long been reflected in Cherry’s sound, and nearly 30 years on from her debut album Raw Like Sushi she hasn’t ditched her guiding principle: to merge all manner of influences – hip-hop, jazz, R&B, dance and pop – under the umbrella of her own unruly and idiosyncratic sensibility. But the mood has decidedly changed: while Cherry has always sung about social issues, middle-age has seen a sombre tone creep in to her music. The vast majority of this evening’s set is taken from her forthcoming fifth album Broken Politics, a record that discusses the refugee crisis and gun control over rich, loping tapestries of beats supplied by Four Tet. As well as the overtly political content, tonight Cherry also sings, in her slightly foghorn vocal, about being downtrodden like fallen leaves on the song of the same name, while Soldier sees her take on the role of somebody being erased from society altogether. On stage, she shimmies and skanks her way through these dispatches from a world of despair with an unselfconsciousness that is both delightful and strangely moving.

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              Deutsche Telekom says EU raises concerns over Tele2's Dutch deal      Cache   Translate Page      

    Deutsche Telekom says EU raises concerns over Tele2's Dutch dealDeutsche Telekom said on Thursday that the European Commission had raised competition concerns about the effect of its planned purchase of the Dutch operations of Sweden's Tele2 on the mobile retail market. "The Commission is arguing that the combination of number 3 (T-Mobile NL) and number 4 (Tele2 NL) is likely to lead to price increases," Deutsche Telekom said in a statement, adding the companies involved disagreed with the Commission's concerns. It said the companies would continue a constructive dialogue with the Commission and that they remained confident that the merger would be approved towards the end of the year.



              Induced changes to political attitude can last over time      Cache   Translate Page      
    Cognitive scientists at Lund University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have demonstrated that experimentally induced changes in political attitudes can last over time. Notably, participants who verbally motivated these 'false attitudes' exhibited the largest changes. This is the first time a lasting effect of the choice blindness phenomenon has been observed.
              #canon6d - canonpia      Cache   Translate Page      
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              Comment on Powered by the World’s Largest Consumer DNA Network, Ancestry Unveils More Detailed and Precise Ethnicity Estimates Than Ever Before by Paula      Cache   Translate Page      
    Denmark - was a problem before and seems to be more of a problem now since you have Sweden and Norway as their own categories but no clue about Denmark. My father was 3/4 Danish. I now show 21% Sweden and my brother 8% Sweden and 8% Norway. No known Sweden or norway on tree (although small portion possible due to a few unknowns but 21%?). In the past, I have seen members born in Denmark who say they show large british isles. and seen denmark included in northern europe but your map of northwestern europe does not include denmark. Where are we????? Paula
              Comment on Controversial ‘Anti-Islam’ Book Shoots to Top of German Best Seller List by Yadja      Cache   Translate Page      
    I have kept up with the invasion of 75% Muslim men, running into Europe starting in 2015. Sadly Americans are left out of the loop and for good reason. If Americans saw what is happening to Europe they would turn on our politicians like ravish wolves to make them stop all immigration of Muslims to this country. The "Truth is out there" and the proof of the invasion is boldly there for all to see. Slavic countries refused to accept any so-called Refugees, they have no terrorist attacks or problems. The UK , Sweden and other countries are suffering and soon will be overtaken. Not an exaggeration here. Many countries in Europe have banned Soros and his organizations, he is the kingpin for the Refugees and pays billions, along with Big Bankers to keep the flow going. I wish Europe the best. I lived there for a few years, traveled extensively and it is a shame that they are losing all to Islam. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvc94fUm_X4&t=20s
              Steven Sloane appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Malmö Opera (Sweden)      Cache   Translate Page      
    Opus 3 Artists congratulates conductor Steven Sloane on his appointment as Principal Guest Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Malmö Opera, Sweden. Throughout a three-decade career Sloane has made music in a multitude of musical styles and forms, from early Renaissance to contemporary electronic music, with ensembles large and small, in the spheres of opera, symphony orchestra, and music theater. He has championed composers and emerging artists through advocacy including recording and new commissions. 
              Re: Police: Stabbing attack of North Berkeley woman was ‘unrelenting,’ ‘meant to kill’      Cache   Translate Page      

    There have now been a number of authoritative studies that have shown a
    link between cannabis use in adolescence and the onset of schizophrenia
    later, for instance the recent South London study1 by Sir
    Robin Murray and colleagues from the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings
    College, London which looked at over 400 people with schizophrenia and
    found that use of Skunk (a type of cannabis produced from genetically
    modified plants) increased the risk of developing psychotic illness
    threefold. This more or less confirmed the findings of previous work
    done in the UK and overseas and was very close to the 2.4 times
    increased risk reported in one of the earliest studies carried out on
    this subject which looked at over 45,000 soldiers in Sweden.2 It also supported the findings of a three year study of over 4,800 people carried out in the Netherlands.


              Dalai Lama: "Europa Pertence aos Europeus". Viu Papa Francisco?      Cache   Translate Page      

    Eu já disse aqui que a minha pior experiência como palestrante ocorreu na Suécia. Eu fui apresentar artigo sobre o Islã.

    Acho que Dalai Lama deve estar pensando a mesma coisa que eu agora.

    Leio hoje que Dalai Lama em palestra da Suécia disse que refugiados devem ficar nos seus próprios países, melhorar seus próprios países, pois a Europa pertence aos europeus.

    Dalai Lama sabe muito bem disso pois o seu país Tibete está sendo invadido e dominado culturalmente pelos chineses.

    Os jornalistas da Suécia  detestaram o que ele disse.

    Mas todos e inclusive o  Papa Francisco deveriam ouvir o que disse Dalai Lama.

    Vejam abaixo parte reportagem da Voice Europe sobre a palestra de Dalai Lama.

    Dalai Lama: Europe belongs to Europeans and refugees have to go home



    At a press conference in Sweden, the Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama shocked the audience by saying that Europe belongs to the Europeans and that the refugees should go home, Fria Tider reports.
    The Dalai Lama, who spoke at a conference in the multicultural city of Malmö, said Europe is “morally responsible” for helping “a refugee really facing danger against their life”.
    “Receive them, help them, educate them… but ultimately they should develop their own country,” the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner told the audience.
    He added that he believes “Europe belongs to the Europeans and that “they [the refugees]ultimately should rebuild their own country”.
    His remarks caused anger amongst the Swedish journalists who were present at the Dalai Lama’s press conference on Wednesday.


              Stockholm: a city that does things differently      Cache   Translate Page      
    PEOPLE dress differently on this island,” whispers my guide Gabriela, as we drive across the bridge from central Stockholm to trendy Sodermalm, one of 14 islands making up Sweden’s capital.
              Naftogaz: Swedish appeals court withdraws temporary stay on court judgment in Naftogaz – Gapzrom dispute      Cache   Translate Page      

    Sweden’s Svea Court of Appeal has withdrawn a temporary stay on the Stockholm arbitration ruling in accordance with which Gazprom must pay Naftogaz Ukrainy $2.6 billion, Naftogaz Chief Commercial Officer Yuriy Vitrenko said on his Facebook page. “The Swedish appeals court has considered our arguments and withdrawn its decision temporarily staying the obligatory execution in […]

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              Like Sweden, we’re ripe for the anti-immigration vote      Cache   Translate Page      
    Today in The Australian Like Sweden, we’re ripe for the anti-immigration vote After repeated rampages in Melbourne by African gangs, Australians are hardly likely to find the election results in Sweden surprising. With a sharp rise in violent crime, including … Continue reading
              Komentar na Tel Aviv domaćin Eurosonga 2019., komentirao/la SwedenEurovisionFan      Cache   Translate Page      
    Konačno, konačno je i ta saga riješena!
              : Some showers - Very warm in the south, 09 13 - 06:43      Cache   Translate Page      

    High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

    Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


              Deutsche Telekom says EU raises concerns over Tele2's Dutch deal      Cache   Translate Page      
    Deutsche Telekom said on Thursday that the European Commission had raised competition concerns about the effect of its planned purchase of the Dutch operations of Sweden's Tele2 on the mobile retail market.
              Office Manager - Akelius Canada Ltd. - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
    Akelius is a Swedish based real estate firm with 50 000 apartments in Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Sweden and United States....
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              General Maintenance Technician - Akelius Canada Ltd. - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
    Akelius is a Swedish based real estate firm with 50 000 apartments in Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Sweden and United States....
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              Message To Trump- Pass Law Against Censorship & Political Discrimination. Also Landing in the Digital Gulag. Show 3166.      Cache   Translate Page      

    Show 166. Message To Trump- Pass Law Against Censorship & Political Discrimination. Also Landing in the Digital Gulag.

    Segment 1- From one of our most promising rising stars in the Conservative movement, Lana Lokteff.

    Message To Trump: Pass Law Against Censorship & Political Discrimination.

    To watch this video visit-

    https://youtu.be/5D8tsVY1bVY

    Red Ice TV

    Published on Jul 19, 2018

    It is impossible for most people to participate in the modern world without the internet and dominate platforms. It is the town square. Big tech and major social media platforms are banning and discriminating against those on the right. Lana has a message for Trump.

     

    Segment 2-

    Alex Jones’ InfoWars Sent To The Digital Gulag

    To watch this video visit-

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    Red Ice TV

    Published on Aug 7, 2018

    The biggest free speech battle in modern American history been initiated with the removal of Alex Jones and InfoWars from the Internet. Legislation and mass protests against the monopoly platforms that have banned Alex Jones from the internet is the only way forward.

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              Mapillary strikes computer vision partnership with Amazon Rekognition to ease urban parking crunch      Cache   Translate Page      

    Many large U.S. cities seem to have adopted the motto: “Man, parking here sucks.” But a Swedish startup believes it can apply a little technology to solve a problem that is costing billions of dollars each year. Today, Mapillary, based in Malmo, Sweden, announced a new partnership with ecommerce giant Amazon. The startup said it will […]


               The Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'       Cache   Translate Page      
    The Tibetan spiritual leader, was speaking at a conference in Sweden's city of Malmö when he refugees should be helped but ultimately they should rebuild their own countries.
              Office Manager - Akelius Canada Ltd. - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
    Akelius is a Swedish based real estate firm with 50 000 apartments in Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Sweden and United States....
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              Switzerland vs Sweden, Sep 14, 2018 – Preview, Watch and Bet, Score      Cache   Translate Page      

    Davis Cup – World Group Teams, Switzerland – Sweden, Friday, 7:00 am ET Score, Highlights Short Preview Switzerland will have a small advantage in this match. Recently, the team did not play each other. !!!!! Information about video stream is absent for now Betting Odds Switzerland – Sweden 1 X 2 1.5 2.79 Switzerland –…

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              Nu är SeniorNet Lidingös höstprogram klart      Cache   Translate Page      
    FULLMATAT. SeniorNet Lidingö (SNL) är en lokalförening inom SeniorNet Sweden, en förening för dem som är 55+ och vill lära sig använda dator (PC), surfplatta eller smartphone. Höstterminen startar måndag den 17 september klocklan 10.30 och platsen är bibliotekets hörsal.
              Judy Asks: Is Europe Afraid of Migration?      Cache   Translate Page      
    Judy Asks: Is Europe Afraid of Migration?A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe's role in the world.
              Dear Sweden: Learn a Lesson From the US and Reject Corrosive Dystopianism      Cache   Translate Page      
    Christian Christensen
    Stockholm City Hall is seen behind the Swedish flag. (Photo: Stefan Lins/Flickr/cc)
    Stockholm City Hall is seen behind the Swedish flag.

              Concentric Loses Business with a Global OEM, but Underlying Business Performing Well      Cache   Translate Page      

    SKÅNES FAGERHULT, Sweden, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentric received a formal notice from a global OEM that will result in the loss of sales for Concentric in 2019 amounting to approximately 10% of projected sales in 2018, underlying EBIT margin expected to improve to 22% in 2018. ...


              These are the world's four riskiest housing markets, Oxford says      Cache   Translate Page      
    Housing market dangers are “especially acute” in Australia, Hong Kong, Canada and Sweden, Oxford Economics said, noting this has historically posed a threat to economic activity.
              MAX CAVALERA: How LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE Ended Up Singing On New SOULFLY Album, 'Ritual'      Cache   Translate Page      
    In a brand new interview with Sweden's RockSverige, Max Cavalera spoke about Randy Blythe's guest appearance on the upcoming SOULFLY album, "Ritual". The LAMB OF GOD frontman can be heard in the song "Dead Behind The Eyes", which Max says was written about Cenobites, the extra-dimensional beings who appear in the works of Clive Barker, including the novella "The Hellbound Heart" as well as its semi-sequel "The Scarlet Gospels" and the ten "Hellraiser" films. Max said: "It was really cool. [Randy is] really tight with [producer] Josh [Wilbur] and Josh has done all the LAMB OF GOD stuff, and he was working on the BURN THE PRIEST record, so I just told Josh to give him the tracks and, 'Show them to him, and if there's anything he likes, if he wants to sing on it, it's all cool.' I didn't have a song for him, so he showed him everything and what Josh told me was that they were listening to it, and the minute that song came on, it was nicknamed 'Bruiser Brothers', and the minute he heard it, it was, like, 'That's it! This is the one! I don't wanna hear anything else.' I had already written the lyrics, so I sent him all my lyrics and it was just good to have the Randy voice on it. He's got a real distinctive voice, really unique and that's what I like about guys like him. It's very original and you know it's him. "That song, the vocal pattern is really based on [SEPULTURA's 1987 album] 'Schizophrenia' and 'From The Past Comes The Storm'. It's totally influenced by that. When I worked on the song, I worked with my son Zyon and he was listening to 'Beneath The Remains' and asking me about songs like 'Stronger Than Hate' and all those parts and mesmerized by it, and I was, like, 'You know what? Let's challenge this! Let's make a song like that!' So I started working with him and added all those parts and it has one of my favorite guitar solos of Marc Rizzo. I gave him a whole section. It was crafted like 'Ride The Lightning' era. You've got this solid rhythm behind the leads, which not many people do. It can be kind of a headache to put it together and it might take a little time, but I think the final result is fucking awesome." Max went on to say that he is hoping to make a video for "Dead Behind The Eyes", "especially if we can get Randy in it too, and we'd have all of us dress up as 'Hellraiser' characters from the movie. I think that would be fucking fantastic." Asked if there are any other musicians that he would still like to collaborate with in the future, Max said: "On my bucket list is always still Ozzy [Osbourne] and Rob Halford. That's like old-school metal that I grew up with. I went on YouTube the other day and watched Ozzy [at the first] Rock In Rio [festival]. I watched it and it was so good. He's such a madman on that show. That was probably Ozzy at his best. I read his book and he tells the story about how he almost got arrested on the airplane for being drunk. An out-of-control maniac. To work with him would be really cool, as an Ozzy fan. It's one of those things you don't wanna push, even though I have met him many times. You kinda gotta wait for the right time and if it is ever gonna happen it will happen. I'm a believer of that. If it's meant to be, it will be. But I'm really happy with all the collaborations, because to me it's not about how famous the person is, but about the art itself." "Ritual" will be released on October 19 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The follow-up to 2015's "Archangel" was produced, recorded and mixed by Josh Wilbur (KILLER BE KILLED, LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA). Cover artwork was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM). Additional booklet art was handled by Marcelo Vasco (SLAYER, HATEBREED, KREATOR), who also handled the package design. The album features multiple guests, including Blythe and Ross Dolan (IMMOLATION).
              UNEP, COBSEA and Sweden Announce Project to Tackle Marine Plastic Pollution in SEA      Cache   Translate Page      
    UNEP, the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia and the Government of Sweden announced a four-year project in Southeast Asia to reduce the use of difficult-to-recycle plastic, increase collection and recycling of high-value plastic, and boost public awareness and support for improved plastic pollution policies. Several Southeast Asian countries are “major plastic polluters” and generate substantial amounts of plastic that ends up as marine litter in the world’s oceans.
              TiVo Deploys ‘Personalized Content Discovery' Platform with Sweden’s Com Hem      Cache   Translate Page      
    TiVo has announced that Swedish cable operator Com Hem will deploy its Personalized Content Discovery Platform. Com Hem has deployed TiVo’s Personalized Content Discovery Platform on its TV and mobile platforms, including both Android and Apple iOS. TiVo’s Personalized Content Discovery Platform ...
              Följ SET:s framfart i 24-timmars Bol d´Or      Cache   Translate Page      
    Sweden Endurance Team gör debut i långlopps-vm och kan följas Live både på nätet och på TV.
              Qatar Airways hosts IATA Chair Committee meeting in Doha      Cache   Translate Page      

    Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, hosted the Chair Committee meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), as part of his role as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors.

    H.E. Mr. Al Baker was joined by fellow IATA Board of Governors members, as well as several other key industry representatives at the meeting, which was held at the Four Seasons Hotel, Doha, on Wednesday 12 September 2018. H.E. Mr. Al Baker said: “This week’s meeting was an invaluable opportunity for IATA members to come together to discuss a number of key issues of importance currently facing the global airline industry. It is an incredible privilege to be in a position to work alongside such a respected and influential group of individuals, as well as help to lead discussion around the existing challenges and future direction of the industry I love.”

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    As one of the most recognisable figures in international aviation, the election of H.E. Mr. Al Baker to the prestigious post of Chairman of the Board of Governors is a clear recognition of the leading role that he plays in the aviation industry. Under his leadership, Qatar Airways has become one of the world’s most highly-respected airlines, competing on a scale very few airlines achieve. Passengers have recognised the airline’s commitment to the values of safety, security, innovation and quality of service by awarding it the Skytrax Airline of the Year 2017, the fourth time it has received this award.

    IATA represents some 290 airlines comprising 82 per cent of global air traffic. The national carrier of the State of Qatar was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’ 

    Qatar Airways is one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, with a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft flying to business and leisure destinations across six continents. The award-winning airline recently revealed a host of upcoming new global destinations, including Gothenburg, Sweden; Da Nang, Vietnam and Mombasa, Kenya.

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              Victor Rask Out After Surgery On Two Fingers      Cache   Translate Page      
    RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today that center Victor Rask today underwent surgery on his right fourth and fifth fingers. The procedure was performed by Dr. Harrison Tuttle at Raleigh Orthopaedic and Rask is out indefinitely. Rask, 25, suffered the injury while slicing food in his kitchen. The Leksand, Sweden, native completed his fourth NHL season in 2017-18, totaling 31 points (14g, 17a) in 71 games for the Hurricanes. Carolina's second-round selection, 42nd overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft, Rask has scored 62 goals and added 95 assists (157 points) in 313 career NHL games. In the release, it was stated he suffered the injury in a kitchen accident.
              Veronika Kyrylenko: ‘Open-Door’ Immigration Policy Backfires – Conservatism Is Growing in Europe      Cache   Translate Page      
    The European “red wave” trend that indicates a growing popularity of the right-wing parties across the continent has once again confirmed itself in Sweden, one of the most liberal hubs in Europe, during the general election on Sept. 9. The voters reduced the power of the centrist parties while boosting that of the right-wing Sweden…
              Arbor Biosciences, TATAA Biocenter Partner for NGS, Synthetic Biology Products in Europe - GenomeWeb      Cache   Translate Page      

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              Bergdala Glastekniska Museum in Bergdala, Sweden      Cache   Translate Page      

    Guilloché machine from Kosta around 1905.

    There are plenty of museums in the Småland province of southern Sweden that show off the fine glass products that came out of the "Kingdom of Crystal," as this region became known. But the Bergdala Glastekniska Museum is unique within the glass capital of Sweden, because it also shows how the glass was made.

    The modern history of Swedish glassmaking starts in the mid-1700s, a time when the industry's main products were handblown windows and tableware for the noblesse. This changed in the 1830s with the introduction of manual machines that made it easier to mass-produce tableware for the growing working class.

    This in turn made the bourgeoisie in the cities envious, and they demanded more elegant tableware. The glass industry responded to this new market by developing even more sophisticated machines, such as manual glass presses, and guilloché machines and pantographs used for etching intricate patterns in the glass. These machines were all manually operated; fully automatic machines would not be introduced until the 1940s. 

    The Bergdala Glastekniska Museum displays a unique collection of the antique machines that enabled the thriving Swedish glass industry, and visitors are welcome to try them out. You will not fully appreciate a piece of pressed glass until you have tried your muscles on a press mold from the late 1800s.


              Hard Rock | Southern | Stoner :: Snakes In Paradise - Step Into The Light (2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
    Autor: vlada
    Asunto: Snakes In Paradise - Step Into The Light (2018)
    Publicado: Jue 13 Sep, 2018 14:51 (GMT -3)

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    Tracklist:

    01. Wings of Steel

    02. Silent Sky

    03. Will You Remember Me

    04. Angelin

    05. Living Without Your Love

    06. If I Ever See the Sun

    07. After the Fire is Gone

    08. Love on the Otherside

    09. Things

    10. Liza

    11. Life`s Been Good to You & Me

    12. Step into the Light



    Line-up:

    Stefan Berggren - Lead vocals, acoustic guitar & keyboards

    Thomas Jakobsson - Electric guitar & acoustic guitar

    Stefan Zimman Jonsson - Lead guitar

    Tomas Pomma Thorberg - Bass

    Peter Petterson – Drums



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              Dalai Lama Says Europe Belongs To Europeans; Migrants Should Return Home      Cache   Translate Page      

    ‘Europe belongs to the Europeans,’ according to the Dalai Lama, who told a crowd of refugees in Sweden that they should return to their native countries to rebuild them and make them great. Speaking at [...]

    The post Dalai Lama Says Europe Belongs To Europeans; Migrants Should Return Home appeared first on Your News Wire.


              So… Volvo Trucks only opposes American-made glider trucks      Cache   Translate Page      
    As we learned at today’s House Science Committee hearing, Chinese-owned Volvo Trucks is quite okay with the glider trucks it makes in Sweden. Although Volvo Trucks and EPA resistance are campaigning to kill off the the US glider truck industry by pretending that gliders are bad for the environment, Chinese-owned Volvo boasts on its web … Continue reading So… Volvo Trucks only opposes American-made glider trucks
              Rise of the Right in EU: 'People Don't Want to be Raped and Robbed' – Academic      Cache   Translate Page      
    The EU-promoted globalist agenda, socioeconomic experiments and migrant policies have prompted rejection among Europeans and triggered a rise in the power of conservative parties, Sweden-based academic Dr. Bilyana Martinovski told Sputnik, discussing the Swedish 2018 vote and shedding light on the silenced surge in rape cases in the country.
              Dalai Lama: ‘Europe Belongs to Europeans’, Refugees Should Return and Rebuild Homelands      Cache   Translate Page      

    The Dalai Lama has told a press conference in Sweden that “Europe belongs to the Europeans”, asserting that refugees should be repatriated so they can rebuild their homelands.

    Speaking in the multicultural city of Malmö, where nearly half of residents are of foreign background, with Iraqis making up the largest single group, the leader of Tibetan Buddhism said Sweden is seen as “a peaceful, generally prosperous country” with a relatively small gap between rich and poor.

    “Spontaneously”, reports Norrköpings Tidningar, the Dalai Lama then “moved on to talk about one of the biggest issues in the Swedish election — the reception of refugees”.

    Noting that a large number of immigrants have settled in Europe from the Middle East and elsewhere, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning spiritual leader said it was good for nations to help “a refugee really facing danger against their life”.

    “Receive them, help them, educate them… but ultimately they should develop their own country,” said the 83-year-old Tibetan.


              Radio Sweden Weekly: Views and voices from around Sweden after the election      Cache   Translate Page      
    From Stockholm's City Hall to a radio studio in Falun via the suburbs of Eskilstuna hear views, reactions and analyses after Sunday's election.

    This week's edition of Radio Sweden focuses on the aftermath of the election and the great uncertainty that Sweden now finds itself in as factions within the political establishment vie for power and try to cobble together government alternatives. Hear ballot-voting volunteers in Stockholm City Hall, residents in Stockholm suburbs, local politicians in Eskilstuna, a newspaper editor in Falun, and the leader of a party that's risen to power in North Bothnia. Producer/Presenter: Nathalie Rothschild  nathalie.rothschild@sr.se
              Even race as final votes are counted, potential 40-year record in voter turnout, one person arrested for Strängnäs Cathedral jewel theft      Cache   Translate Page      
    Radio Sweden Daily brings you a roundup of the main news in Sweden on September 13th 2018.

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              ‘Victory or Death’: Top Sweden Democrat Stirs Nation With ‘Warlike’ ‘Pep Talk’      Cache   Translate Page      
    Sputnik | The leader of the Swedish nationalist party's parliamentary group said his nation was "in deep trouble," fighting for its very existence and the survival of its culture.
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              Sweden centre-left gains edge ahead of coalition talks      Cache   Translate Page      
    Preliminary results give ruling Social Democrats and allies a one-seat advantage
              Sanitary pads should be free just like condoms because it is a necessity      Cache   Translate Page      
    A project to educate and create awareness among hundreds of secondary school girls and boys on Menstrual Hygiene Management and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, ‘My Period is Awesome’ was launched this week. The project was launched by Women’s Action for Development (WAD) and the Wise Economy Global Association, through Forum Syd in Sweden. A […]
              Talent Manager - Sweden-Stockholm      Cache   Translate Page      
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              U2’s Bono gives Nazi salute to mock far-right Swedes      Cache   Translate Page      
    Band's frontman makes gesture during concert while shouting 'Akesson' in reference to head of the Sweden Democrats, a party with neo-Nazi origins which scored election success
              Resumen europeo: Some showers - Very warm in the south, 13 sep - 06:43      Cache   Translate Page      

    High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

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              The Department of Veterans Affairs Should Not Fund "Gender Alterations"       Cache   Translate Page      

    Family Research Council has submitted public comments urging the Department of Veterans Affairs to retain a regulation that prohibits “gender alterations” (hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery) from being funded by taxpayers as part of the VA’s medical benefits package.

    The VA had received a “Petition for Rulemaking” from transgender activists urging that it lift the restriction, which is found in 38 CFR 17.38(c)(4).

    The comment, written by FRC Senior Fellow for Policy Studies Peter Sprigg, said that the cost of these procedures would be exorbitant, and there is no convincing scientific evidence that they are effective in improving mental health or reducing suicide rates among those who undergo them.

    A synopsis of the comments stated:

    VA benefits should be aimed at the direst, most life-threatening needs first.  They should not go to surgery on physically healthy individuals who elect to alter their physically healthy bodies.

    In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memo declining to issue a National Coverage Determination (NCD) mandating coverage for gender reassignment surgery. They declared that “there is not enough high quality evidence to determine whether gender reassignment surgery improves health outcomes.” What CMS was unwilling to do for Medicare recipients, the VA should not be doing for recipients of VA medical benefits.

    Advocates for taxpayer funding of medical gender transition claim that it will reduce the mental health problems and risk of suicide that are known to exist at higher levels among those who identify as transgender. However, one of the strongest studies ever done on the subject, a 2011 study out of Sweden (Dhejne et al., PLoS ONE) did not support such a conclusion. The CMS memo stated:

    The study identified increased mortality and psychiatric hospitalization compared to the matched controls. The mortality was primarily due to completed suicides (19.1-fold greater than in control Swedes), but death due to neoplasm and cardiovascular disease was increased 2 to 2.5 times as well. . . . The risk for psychiatric hospitalization was 2.8 times greater than in controls even after adjustment for prior psychiatric disease (18%).

    Finally, the exorbitant cost of these procedures can hardly be justified for so little benefit. Data from the Philadelphia Center for Transgender Surgery suggests that a comprehensive package of male-to-female surgical procedures would cost $110,450, and female-to-male procedures would cost $89,050. That’s not to mention hormone treatment, which is required indefinitely and can cost as much as $200 a month.


              145 votes not counted in Sweden election after postal mix-up      Cache   Translate Page      
    Votes cast by 145 people have not been counted in the Swedish election, after a bag containing the ballot papers was delivered late.
              'I hope there will be adults in the room during Brexit negotiations'      Cache   Translate Page      
    The Local spoke to Sweden's ambassador to the UK, Torbjörn Sohlström, to talk about Brexit, fake news, and the deep roots of the Swedish-British relationship.
              Malmö's commuter-belt Moderates back talks with populists      Cache   Translate Page      
    The Moderate party mayors of three wealthy municipalities near Malmö have called for the party to enter into discussions with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats.
              SKF to supply stabilizers for world's largest research expedition vessel      Cache   Translate Page      
    SKF Marine Retractable fin stabilizer with SKF Dynamic Stabilizer Cover

    SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 — Gothenburg, Sweden, headquartered SKF has won a €2.25 million (about $2.62 million) order to deliver two pairs of retractable fin stabilizers, including novel dynamic stabilizer covers, for a 182.9 m research expedition vessel currently under construction by a Norwegian shipbuilder.

    Due for for launch in 2020, the ship will carry a team of international researchers and will be equipped for research and investigation into the entire marine ecosystem.

    SKF has been appointed to manufacture and deliver two pairs of retractable fin stabilizers for the control of the vessel's rolling motions, along with its innovative new SKF Dynamic Stabilizer Cover system which has been designed to reduce drag at the fin box openings and reduce fuel consumption for the vessel by more than 1%.

    SKF's Type Z stabilizer is designed so that the fin can be fully retracted and housed entirely within a vessel without any hull protrusion.

    SKF says these stabilizer systems are simple to operate, the associated control system being fully adaptive to the ship's speed, sea state and vessel roll motion, with selectable single or twin fin deployment of ±60° working angle in zero speed mode.

    The SKF Dynamic Stabilizer Cover comprises two specially shaped air cushions, fitted to the top and bottom of the fin box with small steel rails. In normal operation, the cushions are inflated using compressed air from the vessel's existing pneumatic systems.

    Inflated, the cushions form a smooth, streamlined cover over the fin box opening to achieve a significant reduction in drag.

    When the stabilizer fin is to be extended or retracted, air is released from the cushions which are then deflated by the water pressure outside the hull, creating room for the fin's movement. When deployment or housing is complete, the cushions can be reinflated.

    Control of the covers is fully integrated into the stabilizer fin control systems, requiring no additional action by the crew.

    Delivery of the fin stabilizers, dynamic stabilizer covers and associated control systems is scheduled for the beginning of September 2018.

    Although SKF does not name the vessel, unless someone else is building a 182.9 m research expedition vessel for delivery from another Norwegian shipyard, the ship is Kjell Inge Røkke's REV Ocean vessel under construction at Vard (more on the ship HERE)

     


              UU invites public to Constitution Day event      Cache   Translate Page      

    The Political Science and Public Administration faculty of Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, will host its annual Constitution Day celebration on Monday, Sept. 17. This celebration of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens will be held in the Swedenborg Memorial Library at Urbana University from […]

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              ON OSLO ANNIVERSARY, TRUMPS US STRUGGLES WITH ROLE AS MIDEAST PEACE MEDIATOR.      Cache   Translate Page      
    JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

    LUKE 21:28-29
    28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
    29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
    30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

    JOEL 2:3,30
    3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
    30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

    ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
    12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
    13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

    EZEKIEL 20:47
    47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

    ZEPHANIAH 1:18
    18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

    MALACHI 4:1
    1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

    And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
    Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

    On Oslo anniversary, Trump’s US struggles with role as Mideast peace mediator-Though it is still touting the upcoming reveal of its peace plan, the administration is further away than ever from its traditional position in the process-By Francesco FONTEMAGGI-TOI-SEPT 12,18

    WASHINGTON (AFP) — Twenty-five years ago, then US president Bill Clinton looked on as Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin shook hands on the White House lawn, sealing the Oslo accords.And in 1979, Jimmy Carter hosted the leaders of Israel and Egypt at Camp David — another indelible moment in diplomatic history.US President Donald Trump can only dream of such a scene unfolding on his watch.Under the president, the United States is further away than ever from playing its traditional role as mediator in the long-simmering Middle East peace process.Trump, a foreign policy novice, promised upon taking office to help broker the “ultimate deal” between Israel and the Palestinians.He tasked his son-in-law and senior aide Jared Kushner with leading a small group to make that happen. But that task force was seen by some as too close to Israel, and inexperienced in the world of high-stakes diplomacy.“It is something that I think is frankly, maybe, not as difficult as people have thought over the years,” Trump said in May 2017.But more than a year later, that notion has been brutally squashed.“All my life, I’ve heard that’s the hardest deal to make, and I’m starting to believe that maybe it is,” Trump said last week, though he added he still believed he could make it happen. ‘Peace through strength’? It’s true that since Trump took office, the situation has radically changed.At first, the Palestinians offered the mercurial president the benefit of the doubt. But late last year, they froze all contact with Washington after Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.That stance crossed a stark red line for Palestinian leaders, and flew in the face of decades of international consensus that the status of the Holy City should be determined via negotiations.Since the breakdown in US-Palestinian ties, the Trump administration has redoubled efforts to both punish Palestinian leaders and twist their arm so that they return to talks with Israel.US aid has been effectively wiped out, as has its support for the UN agency that assists three million Palestinian refugees, known as UNRWA.And on Monday, Washington ordered the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s mission in the US capital — an about-face 25 years after PLO leader Arafat was welcomed at the White House.Trump says he wants to achieve “peace through strength” — but is that viable anymore? US officials “believe that Palestinians can be convinced that they have lost and must take whatever set of arrangements — perhaps some limited form of autonomy with economic sweeteners — that they are offered,” says Michele Dunne, a researcher at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.According to Dunne, the Americans appear to be trying to take the thorniest issues — the status of Jerusalem, the right of return to Israel for Palestinians, and Palestinian statehood — off the negotiating table.“Clearly those issues remain highly relevant to Palestinians as well as many other Arabs and Muslims,” Dunne noted, adding: “It seems very unlikely that Palestinians will fold in that way.”-Mystery peace plan-The Palestinian Authority has denied Trump the role of Middle Ease peace mediator that Washington enjoyed for decades.But that is no surprise to Aaron David Miller, a former negotiator for both Republican and Democratic administrations on Middle East issues, who says Washington has never really been an “honest broker.”“Our relationship with Israel has prevented us from being a honest broker,” Miller told AFP.“We can be at certain times what I call an effective broker. We’ve used that relationship at times to reach agreements between Arabs and Israelis,” he said, citing the Camp David and Oslo accords.For now, however, “we have compromised, undermined and abandoned any possibility of being an effective broker,” said Miller, who is the Middle East program director at the Wilson Center, a Washington think tank.“I’ve never seen an administration that is so preternaturally supportive of Israel and at the same time so hostile towards the Palestinian piece of this peace equation.”The issue is such a minefield that Kushner’s team has not even found the right time to unveil its long-awaited peace plan — its unveiling has been delayed for months.But the White House insists the plan has not been abandoned.“It’s an extraordinarily ambitious project that the administration has undertaken,” National Security Advisor John Bolton said Monday.“The sensitivity and the appropriateness of the timing of rolling it out are difficult questions.”Miller says barring a real surprise, such as a roadmap to Palestinian statehood with East Jerusalem as its capital, “the most likely outcome is a ‘no’ from the Palestinians.”Such a refusal may even be the White House’s goal, Dunne says, so it can “use the Palestinians’ inevitable rejection as a justification for further changes to the US position on behalf of Israeli claims to the West Bank.”

    44,000 Catholic Women Demand Answers From Pope Francis Over Sex Abuse Crisis-[HuffPost]-Carol Kuruvilla-,HuffPost-YAHOONEWS-September 12, 2018

    More than 44,000 Catholic women have signed a letter pressing Pope Francis to explain exactly when and how he found out about sexual abuse and misconduct allegations against a high-ranking former cardinal.“Our hearts are broken, our faith tested, by the escalating crisis engulfing our beloved Church,” states the passionately worded letter organized by the Catholic Women’s Forum. “We are angry, betrayed and disillusioned.”“We, your flock, deserve your answers now.”For the past two weeks, Francis’ papacy has been thrown into crisis by claims that U.S. cardinals and Vatican officials covered up for then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Even though the Vatican has known about his allegedly abusive behavior with seminarians since at least 2000, McCarrick received clerical promotions and continued publicly representing the church, The Associated Press reports.The accusations against Francis himself were brought up by the Vatican’s former U.S. ambassador, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano. The archbishop, who has long been a critic of the Argentine pontiff, claims Francis rehabilitated McCarrick, lifting canonical sanctions imposed by his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI.Francis officially removed McCarrick from ministry in June after a church investigation determined that he had sexually abused an altar boy in 1971. McCarrick resigned from the College of Cardinals the following month.Soon after Vigano’s allegations came to light, Francis told reporters that he would “not say a single word” on the subject and suggested that journalists read Vigano’s claims and make up their own minds.The archbishop’s accusations and Francis’ silence have roiled the U.S. Catholic Church, with some in the hierarchy coming to the pope’s defense while others demand a thorough investigation. On Tuesday, the Vatican said Francis will meet with a delegation of U.S. cardinals and bishops about the issue on Thursday.The thousands of signatures on the letter to Pope Francis are evidence of how deeply this crisis has affected Catholic women, who see themselves as the backbone of the church.The letter from the Catholic Women’s Forum, an international network that seeks to amplify the voices of faithful Catholic women, has continued to gather signatures since it was first published on Aug. 30. Signers include prominent female American Catholic theologians, professors, business executives, writers and speakers. Mary Rice Hasson, the forum’s director, told HuffPost that the group’s web team is working hard to delete duplicate signatures. They are also deleting any signatures from men, who are being asked to sign a separate online letter.The women’s letter has already been sent to the pope twice ― through personal channels and through the apostolic nuncio in Washington, D.C. Hasson said via email that as long as the number of signatures continues to swell, the organization will continue to send it to Francis weekly.Hasson added that she’s not surprised by the surge of signatures, given the “depth of feeling” around this issue. Although the number of abuse cases involving priests dropped sharply after the Catholic Church adopted reforms in 2002, she said the church is still falling short in holding the hierarchy accountable and acknowledging sexual misconduct by bishops and cardinals.“These women love our Church, and they are heartbroken and appalled, not only at the underlying abuse, but also by an ecclesial culture that looked the other way in the face of egregious sexual abuse and misconduct,” Hasson wrote.The letter to the pope specifically states that the women want to know when Francis learned about McCarrick’s alleged sexual misconduct and abuse, and whether Francis released the former cardinal from any restrictions imposed by Benedict. In the letter, the Catholic Women’s Forum also takes the opportunity to remind Francis how important women are to the church. Fifty-four percent of American Catholics are women, according to the Pew Research Center. Catholic women are more likely than men to say they attend Mass at least once a week (43 percent vs. 35 percent) and more likely to say they pray every day (67 percent vs. 49 percent).“We are not second-class Catholics to be brushed off while bishops and cardinals handle matters privately,” the letter states. “We are the hands, the feet, and the heart of the Church. In short, we are the Church, every bit as much as the cardinals and bishops around you.”Hasson said she was heartened by reports that the Vatican is preparing a response to Vigano’s allegations, describing it as simply “the right thing to do.”“Our Church leaders need to realize that we cannot go back to ‘business as usual,’ absent significant efforts to address the situation,” Hasson said.This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

    Public gatherings banned in Zimbabwe capital over cholera-[AFP]-Reagan MASHAVAVE-YAHOONEWS-September 12, 2018

    Harare (AFP) - Zimbabwe on Wednesday banned public gatherings in the capital Harare following a cholera outbreak that has claimed at least 21 lives and left hundreds of people ill over the past week.The outbreak, first detected in the township of Glen View outside Harare, has prompted the health ministry to declare an emergency in the city."In light of the declaration of the state of emergency, the police in Harare will not allow any public gatherings," police spokeswoman Charity Charamba said in a statement."The Zimbabwe Republic Police is appealing to members of the public to take heed of the warning and cooperate as this will assist in alleviating the continuous spread of cholera."The ban came ahead of a planned rally by the opposition MDC party on Saturday at which it was due to hold a mock presidential inauguration of party leader Nelson Chamisa, who it claims was denied victory in the July 30 election due to fraud.At least 21 people, including two pupils from the same school, have died over the past week in Harare from cholera and at least 3,000 haven fallen ill from cholera and typhoid, according to the health ministry."We are now at 3,067 cases... The number of deaths has risen to 21," health minister Obadiah Moyo told reporters on Tuesday.One school was closed in Glen View. - Lack of clean water, infrastructure - Chamisa toured a health facility and called on the United Nations to help contain the situation."It's more than just an emergency it is a national disaster," he said.Britain warned people thinking of visiting Harare about the cholera outbreak and urged travellers to learn to recognise symptoms of the disease.Cholera outbreaks have occurred regularly in the city as authorities struggle to provide potable water and sanitation facilities.Informal housing areas without running water have mushroomed and basic infrastructure has collapsed due to years of neglect.Tests on water samples from some wells and boreholes showed the water was contaminated with cholera and typhoid-causing bacteria.Zimbabwe, which was ruled by Robert Mugabe from independence in 1980 until his ousting last year, suffered its worst cholera outbreak in 2008.A total of 4,000 people died and at least 100,000 people fell ill.President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who succeeded Mugabe, has pledged to revive the economy and improve public services."To contain the outbreak and mobilise resources we have declared a state of emergency in Harare, and are working closely with our international partners," Mnangagwa said Wednesday on Twitter.Amnesty International castigated the authorities for failing to invest in and manage basic water, sanitation and health care systems even after the 2008 outbreak."It is appalling that in 2018, people are still dying of such a preventable disease," said Jessica Pwiti, director of Amnesty International Zimbabwe said in a statement."No lessons were learned from the 2008 epidemic and the outbreak and deaths we're seeing now is symptomatic of a still broken-down sanitation infrastructure and poor sewer management, worsened by shortages of drugs and medical supplies."She urged the Mnangagwa administration to "learn from its predecessor's mistakes" and act urgently before more lives are lost.UNICEF advised Zimbabweans to prevent the spread of cholera by regular hand-washing, drinking only safe water, washing food, cooking it throughly, and avoiding shaking hands.

    MIGRATING BIRDS IN ISRAEL EATS HUMANS FLESH FOR COMING AGAINST ISRAEL-JERUSALEM

    EZEKIEL 39:11-12,18
    11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog (RUSSIA/ARAB/MUSLIMS) a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers (EAST OF THE DEAD SEA IN JORDAN VALLEY) on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog (RUSSIAN) and all his multitude:(ARAB/MUSLIM HORDE) and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.(BURIEL SITE OF THE 300 MILLION,RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS)
    12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.(OF ISRAEL)
    16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.(OF THE ISRAEL-GOD HATERS)

    EZEKIEL 39:17-21
    17  And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.(OF RUSSIAN/ISLAMIC HORDES AGAINST ISRAEL)
    18  Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
    19  And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
    20  Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
    21  And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
    22  So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.

    REVELATION 19:17-18
    17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;(AGAINST ALL NATIONS ARMIES THAT COME AGAINST JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL)
    18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

    EZEKIEL 38:1-7
    1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
    2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,(RULER) the land of Magog,(RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal,(TOBOLSK) and prophesy against him,
    3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW) and Tubal:TOBOLSK)
    4 And I (GOD) will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,(GOD FORCES THE RUSSIA-MUSLIMS TO MARCH) and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
    5 Persia,(IRAN,IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
    6 Gomer,(GERMANY) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.(AFRICAN MUSLIMS,SUDAN,TUNESIA ETC)
    7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.

    EZEKIEL 39:1-8
    1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal: (TUBOLSK)
    2 And I will turn thee back,(RUSSIA-ARAB MUSLIM ISRAEL HATERS) and leave but the sixth part of thee,(5/6TH OR 300 MILLION DEAD RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS I BELIEVE) and will cause thee to come up from the north parts,(RUSSIA) and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
    3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
    4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,( ARABS) and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
    5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
    6 And I will send a fire on Magog,(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMB) and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
    7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
    8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.

    Assad used chemical weapons in three attacks this year — UN report-Investigators say chlorine strikes, some of which utilized Iranian artillery, constitute war crimes-By AFP-SEP 12,18

    The Syrian government committed war crimes by using chlorine in three attacks against civilians in 2018, UN investigators said in a report released Wednesday.The forces of President Bashar Assad used the banned chemical weapons in attacks on Douma, near Damascus, on January 22 and February 1, as well as in the northern Idlib province on February 4, the report quoted by Reuters said.An unspecified number of civilians were injured in the three attacks, including women and children.“To recapture eastern Ghouta in April, government forces launched numerous indiscriminate attacks in densely populated civilian areas, which included the use of chemical weapons,” it said.“The Commission concludes that, on these two occasions, government forces and or affiliated militias committed the war crimes of using prohibited weapons and launching indiscriminate attacks in civilian-populated areas in eastern Ghouta.”It added that “the munitions documented were built around industrially-produced Iranian artillery rockets known to have been supplied to forces commanded by the government.”In Idlib “Government helicopters dropped at least two barrels carrying chlorine payloads in the Taleel area of Saraqeb.”The report was based on hundreds of interviews with figures on the ground. It brings the number of chemical attacks confirmed to have been committed by Assad’s troops since 2013 to 33. Six more attacks have not been definitively linked to the regime.On Tuesday US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Assad has been well warned against any chemical weapons use in an anticipated assault on Idlib province.The regime has twice been targeted by US air and missile strikes after previous alleged chemical attacks.US officials have in recent days said additional action would follow if Assad were to use the banned weapons in rebel-held Idlib.“In Idlib, we’re watching very closely what the Assad regime, aided and abetted by the Iranians and the Russians are up to,” Mattis told Pentagon reporters.Pointing to a US missile strike on a Syrian air base in April 2017 after Assad’s jets launched an alleged chemical attack in Idlib, Mattis noted that the Syrian leader had suffered massive losses to his air force.“The first time around, he lost 17 percent of his pointy-nosed air force airplanes,” Mattis said, referring to the unusual nose cones on Russian-built jets. “He’s been warned, and so we’ll see if he’s wised up.”A second strike, in April this year, saw British and French militaries assist the US-led mission.Idlib province and adjacent rural areas form the largest piece of territory still held by Syria’s beleaguered rebels, worn down by a succession of government victories in recent months.Assad has now set his sights on Idlib, and his forces have stepped up bombardment of the densely populated province since the beginning of the month.

    PROOF HALF ON EARTH DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION PERIOD (8 BILLION ON EARTH)

    ISAIAH 66:15-16
    15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire,(NUKES) and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.
    16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.

    ISAIAH 26:21
    21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity:(GOD/ISRAEL HATE AND BRAKING OF HIS COMMANDMENTS) the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.(WW3,1/2 earths population die - 4 BILLION).

    ISAIAH 13:6-13 KJV
    6 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
    7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:(FROM FRIGHT)
    8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
    9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

    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.

    Senior minister threatens Iran with attack if it continues nuclear development-Israel Katz says Islamic Republic had better accede to Trump’s demands or face ‘direct threat from the US and its allies’-By AP and TOI staff-SEP 12,18

    If Iran chooses to continue pursuing a nuclear program it will face a “military” response, Intelligence Minister Israel Katz warned Wednesday.Katz was responding to the Iranian nuclear chief’s statement that the Islamic Republic’s program stands ready to build advanced centrifuges and further enrich uranium.Ali Akbar Salehi told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Iran wouldn’t be deterred by US President Donald Trump’s sanctions and withdrawal from the global nuclear deal.But Katz said that if Iran presses forward it will face a “direct threat from the United States and its allies.”The US withdrawal from the deal in May has already badly shaken Iran’s economy, crashing its currency, the rial. Katz said Iran could either cave to Trump’s demands or watch its economy collapse.Salehi had said he hoped the atomic deal would survive, but warned the program would be in a stronger position than ever if not.In a veiled threat to Israel, Salehi said the consequences would be “harsh” if there were any new attacks targeting Iran’s nuclear scientists. A string of bombings, blamed on Israel, targeted a number of scientists beginning in 2010, at the height of Western concerns over Iran’s program.Israel never claimed responsibility for the attacks on the scientists, though Israeli officials have boasted in the past about the reach of the country’s intelligence services. “I hope that they will not commit a similar mistake again because the consequences would be, I think, harsh,” Salehi warned.Israel earlier this year removed tens of thousands of documents and other materials from Iran’s secret nuclear weapons program archive, stealing them from under the regime’s nose in a Mossad operation in Tehran. The material proved that Iran lied when claiming it was not seeking to build a nuclear weapons arsenal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, and showed that it intends to resume its nuclear weapons program if it can.Salehi also said that Trump’s decision to withdraw America from the 2015 accord “puts him on the loser’s side” of history. He added, “That deal could have paved the way for building the trust and the confidence that we had lost.”The 2015 accord, struck under then-president Barack Obama’s administration, saw Iran agree to limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of crippling economic sanctions.Salehi also spoke about Iran’s efforts to build a new facility at Natanz’s uranium enrichment center that will produce more advanced centrifuges. Those devices enrich uranium by rapidly spinning uranium hexafluoride gas.For now, the nuclear accord limits Iran to using a limited number of an older model, called IR-1s.The new facility will allow Iran to build versions called the IR-2M, IR-4 and IR-6. The IR-2M and the IR-4 can enrich uranium five times faster than an IR-1, while the IR-6 can do it 10 times faster, Salehi said. Western experts have suggested these centrifuges produce three to five times more enriched uranium in a year than the IR-1s.While building the facility doesn’t violate the nuclear deal, mass production of advanced centrifuges would. Salehi, however, said that wasn’t immediately a plan.“This does not mean that we are going to produce these centrifuges now. This is just a preparation,” he said. “In case Iran decides to start producing in mass production such centrifuges, (we) would be ready for that.”Salehi suggested that if the nuclear deal fell apart, Iran would react in stages. He suggested one step may be uranium enrichment going to “20 percent because this is our need.” He also suggested Iran could increase its stockpile of enriched uranium. Any withdrawal ultimately would be approved by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.While the UN repeatedly has verified Iran’s compliance with the deal, Trump campaigned on a promise to tear it up. In May, he withdrew the US in part because he said the deal wasn’t permanent and didn’t address Iran’s ballistic missile program and its influence across the wider Middle East. But Trump meanwhile has tweeted he’d accept talks without preconditions with Tehran.Asked what he personally would tell Trump if he had the chance, Salehi chuckled and said: “I certainly would tell him he has made the wrong move on Iran.”

    Putin says North Korea doing a lot to disarm but Washington not responding-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-September 12, 2018

    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that North Korea was taking a lot of steps toward denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula but Washington was not responding and was making endless demands for full disarmament instead.Washington and Pyongyang have been discussing North Korea's nuclear program since their leaders met in Singapore in June, though that summit's outcome was criticized for being short on details about how and whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was willing to give up weapons that threaten the United States.Putin, speaking at an economic forum in the Russian port city of Vladivostok, said Pyongyang had taken positive steps and was now waiting for a response. He said it was counter-productive if one side did a lot and the other did nothing."If North Korea does something toward denuclearization it expects reciprocal steps and not endless demands for full disarmament," said Putin.Putin said it was also important that North Korea received international guarantees about its own security and said Kim Jong Un was welcome to visit Russia at any time that was convenient for him.The White House said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump had received a letter from Kim Jong Un asking for a second meeting.(Reporting by Denis Pinchuk, Polina Nikolskaya and Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

    EARTH DESTROYED WITH THE EARTH IN NOAHS DAY(BECAUSE OF SIN,VIOLENCE AND GODLESS PEOPLE)

    GENESIS 6:11-13
    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.

    HOSEA 4:1-3
    1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
    2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
    3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

    DEUTORONOMY 28:22-24
    22  The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
    23  And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
    24  The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

    STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

    LUKE 21:25-26
    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)

    THE FIRST JUDGEMENT OF THE EARTH STARTED WITH WATER-IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THE LAST GENERATION WILL BE HAVING FLOODING
    GENESIS 7:6-12
    6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
    7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
    8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
    9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
    10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
    11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
    12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
    GOD PROMISED BY A RAINBOW-THE EARTH WOULD NEVER BE DESTROYED TOTALLY WITH A FLOOD AGAIN.BUT FLOODIING IS A SIGN OF JUDGEMENT.

    FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS

    REVELATION 8:7
    7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

    Residents told to ‘get out now’ as Florence takes aim at Carolinas-As fleeing cars fill state highways, North Carolina governor warns residents the approaching hurricane ‘is not a storm people need to ride out’-By Sebastien duval and Leila Macor-TOI-SEP 12,18

    WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, North Carolina (AFP) — Highways clogged with people fleeing North and South Carolina early Wednesday as monstrous Category 4 Hurricane Florence rumbled toward the eastern US as the biggest storm there in decades.While many coastal residents heeded mandatory evacuation orders, others boarded up homes and businesses and chose to brave the storm, which is forecast to trigger severe flash flooding as it dumps as many as three feet (almost a meter) of rain in some areas. Life-threatening storm surges of up to a staggering 13 feet in some places were also forecast.North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned that staying put would be a grave mistake and said people in evacuation zones “need to get out now.”“This is not a storm that people need to ride out,” Cooper told reporters. “This is a storm that is historic, maybe once in a lifetime.”Up to 1.7 million people in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have been given voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders, according to emergency management officials, as the storm churned across the Atlantic Ocean towards the coast.The eastbound lanes of several major highways have been shut down to allow for a smooth flow of traffic inland.“We are already experiencing heavily impacted traffic on some of the evacuation routes,” said Jeff Byard, the associate administrator for response and recovery at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).Forecasters are predicting that Florence will make landfall in the Carolinas late Thursday or early Friday as a still powerful Category 3 hurricane.As of 5:00 am (1100 GMT), Florence was a dangerous Category 4 hurricane packing sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (220 kilometers per hour), the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.It was located 575 miles (925 kms) east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and moving at 17 mph (28 kph) in a west-northwest direction.Briefing from the Oval Office, President Donald Trump urged people to heed orders to evacuate, saying “if you are asked to leave, get out.”“This will be a storm that’s going to be far larger than we have seen in perhaps decades,” Trump said.Speaking in the Oval Office alongside Trump, FEMA administrator Brock Long said Florence may be a “very devastating storm.”“The power will be off for weeks,” Long said. “You’re going to be displaced from your home in coastal areas. There will be flooding in inland areas as well.”Byard, the FEMA official, said “this storm is not going to be a glancing blow.”“This storm is going to be a direct hit.”“Hurricane Florence is the strongest storm to target the Carolinas and this part of our country in decades,” Byard said.The NHC said Florence is expected to be an “extremely dangerous major hurricane” when it makes landfall in the Carolinas late Thursday or early Friday, bringing life-threatening storm surge to coastal areas.A state of emergency has been declared in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington amid concern over potential torrential rain and flooding.The last time the US capital declared a state of emergency was in January 2016 when a winter storm dubbed “Snowzilla” blanketed the capital region in knee-deep snow.In Charleston, South Carolina, some residents were making preparations to leave Tuesday while others planned to ride out the storm.Streets were quiet with schools and many offices and businesses closed.Michael Kennedy, an engineer at Boeing, said he planned to leave on Tuesday for his parents’ home in Atlanta, Georgia.But his partner, Emily Whisler, said she will remain behind at the university where she is a resident in the psychiatry program.“They told me to bring a pillow and blanket,” Whisler said. “I’ll be living there for a few days.”Charleston, resident William Belli said he would not be among those joining the exodus.“Been through it!” Belli said, referring to Hurricane Hugo, which caused widespread damage in South Carolina in 1989. “Not worried in the least.”Walking his dog along empty streets, Belli said he’s well stocked with food and water.“I will enjoy the quiet,” he said.South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster on Monday ordered the mandatory evacuation of one million coastal residents. Schools in 26 of the state’s 46 counties were ordered closed from Tuesday.Cooper, the governor of neighboring North Carolina, ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, barrier islands that are a popular tourist destination, and parts of coastal Dare County.In Virginia, 245,000 coastal residents were ordered to evacuate including from the Eastern Shore, another popular beachfront destination.In neighboring Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan said his state was readying for potentially “historic and catastrophic rainfall, life-threatening flooding, and high winds.”On the five-level Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale Florence is a Category 4, meaning it is capable of causing “catastrophic damage.”By Saturday, total rainfall could accumulate to 20 inches (51 centimeters) — or even 30 inches in places — in parts of the Carolinas and Virginia, the NHC said.Fort AP Hill and Fort Bragg were selected as FEMA Incident Support and Federal Staging Area to assist in the response, the army said.The Virginia National Guard is planning to initially bring up to 1,500 soldiers and airmen to offer help in the state’s response operations.Some 7,000 guard members are ready to mobilize in North Carolina, while 1,100 will be activated in South Carolina.At this height of the Atlantic hurricane season, Florence was being trailed on east-to-west paths by two other storms, Hurricane Helene and Tropical Storm Isaac, but neither packs the deadly punch of Florence.

    Monster' Hurricane Florence to pummel U.S. Southeast for days-[Reuters]-By Ernest ScheyderYAHOONEWS-September 13, 2018

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (Reuters) - Hurricane Florence, on track to become the first Category 4 storm to make a direct hit on North Carolina in six decades, howled closer to shore on Tuesday, threatening to unleash deadly pounding surf, days of torrential rain and severe flooding.Fierce winds and massive waves are expected to lash the coasts of North and South Carolina and Virginia even before Florence makes landfall by early Friday, bringing a storm surge as much as 13 feet (4 meters), the National Hurricane Center in Miami warned. Catastrophic floods could follow if the storm stalls inland, it said.Although Florence was still days from arrival, authorities took extraordinary measures to move people out of harm's way. More than 1 million residents have been ordered to evacuate from the coastline of the three states, while university campuses, schools and factories were being shuttered.The U.S. Coast Guard closed ports in Wilmington and Morehead City, North Carolina and Hampton Roads, Virginia to inbound vessels greater than 500 tons and was requiring vessels of that size to leave if they did not have permission to be in the ports.Packing maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour (225 km per hour), the storm ranked as a Category 4 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale and was expected to grow stronger and larger over the next few days, the NHC said."This storm is a monster," North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said. "Even if you've ridden out storms before, this one is different. Don't bet your life on riding out a monster."He cited forecasts showing Florence was likely to stall over North Carolina, "bringing days and days of rain."To hasten evacuations from coastal South Carolina, officials reversed the flow of traffic on some highways so all major roads led away from shore.Kathleen O'Neal, a resident of Ocracoke Island in North Carolina's Barrier Islands, said she, her husband and son would ride out the storm. "A lot of local people are staying," she said of the island, which is reachable only by ferry or plane.LONG-TERM POWER OUTAGES POSSIBLE-Maps of Florence's trajectory showed its center most likely to strike the southern coast of North Carolina. The last Category 4 hurricane to plow directly into North Carolina was Hazel in 1954, a devastating storm that killed 19 people and destroyed some 15,000 homes.NHC forecasts showed the effects of Florence would be widely felt, with tropical storm-force winds extending nearly 300 miles across three states. A hurricane warning was posted for most of the Carolina coast north to the Virginia border.In addition to wind-driven storm surges of seawater, Florence could dump up to 35 inches (89 cm) in some spots as it moves inland, forecasters said.Communities in Florence's path could lose electricity for weeks due to downed power lines and flooded equipment, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long said.Utilities deployed crews and gear in advance, with workers en route to the region from at least 15 states, according to trade group, the Edison Electric Institute.Crews also prepared 16 nuclear reactors in the three-state region for the storm. One power station, Duke Energy Corp's Brunswick plant, the closest to the area where landfall is forecast, faced a likely shutdown as a precaution. Shutdowns also were possible at two more plants in the path of predicted hurricane-force winds.The American Red Cross said more than 700 workers were headed to the region while shelters were set up to house those unable to flee. A hospital in Hampton, Virginia, was transferring patients to safer places.U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed declarations of emergency for North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, freeing up federal resources for storm response."We are sparing no expense. We are totally prepared," Trump said at the White House.Trump faced severe criticism for his administration's response to Hurricane Maria last year in Puerto Rico. Some 3,000 people died in the aftermath of that storm.COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS-Days before its arrival, Florence was already disrupting commercial operations.Boeing Co suspended work on Tuesday at the South Carolina plant where it assembles 787 widebody jetliners, and a Volvo automobile plant in South Carolina's evacuation zone was also closed, company officials said.Smithfield Foods Inc [SFII.UL] said it would shut down the world's largest hog-slaughtering facility in Tar Heel, North Carolina, on Thursday and Friday due to the hurricane.Residents prepared by boarding up their homes and stocking up on food, water and other essentials, stripping grocery store shelves of merchandise. Many gasoline stations were running low on fuel."I'm scared we'll get 30 inches or more of rain," said Carol Trojniar, 69, a longtime Wilmington resident and retired real estate agent who has never experienced a Category 4 hurricane. "What is flooding going to do to our home, our city?"Trojniar said she and her husband were packing up belongings and plan to stack sandbags around their single-floor home in Wilmington's eerily named Landfall neighborhood near the ocean before checking into a hotel to ride out the storm, with plenty of wine."Where else can we go? If we try to leave, we'll just get stuck in the rain," she said.(Reporting by Ernest Scheyder; Additional reporting by Anna Driver in Holden Beach, North Carolina, Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina, Liz Hampton in Houston, Susan Heavey in Washington, Bernie Woodall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Scott DiSavino and Alden Bentley in New York, Nichola Groom and Alex Dobzinskis in Los Angeles and Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Writing by Nick Zieminski, Bill Trott and Steve Gorman; Editing by Bill Tarrant, Lisa Shumaker and Michael Perry)

    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

    WORLD TERRORISM

    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).

    GENESIS 6:11-13
    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.

    GENESIS 16:11-12
    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)

    ISAIAH 14:12-14
    12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
    13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
    14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

    JOHN 16:2
    2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

    Swedish court nixes deportation of Palestinian synagogue attacker-Appellate court says assailant cannot be returned to West Bank because anti-Semitic nature of attack could put him in danger from Israel-By TOI staff    Today-SEP 12,18

    A Swedish court of appeals on Wednesday overturned a deportation order against a Palestinian man who firebombed a synagogue, saying he would be in danger from Israel because of his crime if returned to the Palestinian Authority.The ruling by the Court of Appeals for Western Sweden was on a motion filed by one of the three migrants convicted of hurling Molotov cocktails at a synagogue in Gothenburg last year in the wake of the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.In June, the Gothenburg District Court determined that the two Palestinians and one Syrian had “violate[d] an ethnic group because of its beliefs,” and sentenced them to jail terms between  one and two years for the arson attack.The court also ordered one of the Palestinian defendants, who was in Sweden on an asylum seeker visa, to be deported back to the PA after completing his two-year sentence. The other two perpetrators, who reportedly had Swedish residency permits, were not ordered deported by the court.But on Wednesday, the SVT broadcaster reported that the deportation order was overturned on appeal since the perpetrator “could be perceived as a threat to other Jews,” and that Israel “might be interested in the matter.” In his decision, the judge said that Sweden “cannot safeguard the man’s fundamental human rights if he is deported to Palestine.”A few days after US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the Israeli capital last December, a dozen people threw multiple burning objects at the synagogue in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city.Some 20 Jewish teens participating in a celebration briefly took shelter in a cellar during the attack, but no one was injured, and minor damage to the building was caused.The attack, which was classified as a hate crime, was caught on surveillance cameras, leading to the arrests of the Palestinians and Syrian.There are around 20,000 Jews living in Sweden, according to the Official Council of Swedish Jewish Communities.The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention says there have been between 150 and 280 anti-Semitic acts, including threats, insults and violence, each year in the past decade.JTA contributed to this report.

    Rockets fired near airport in Tripoli, ISIS claims attack on oil company-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-September 12, 2018

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Rockets were fired late on Tuesday in the direction of the airport in Libya's capital, residents said, forcing flights to be diverted, less than a week after the United Nations brokered a fragile truce between rival armed groups in Tripoli.A spokesman for a faction controlling Matiga airport, the only one functioning in the capital, said there were no casualties or damage. Libyan channels reported that several people had been wounded by the rockets, one of which landed in the Mediterranean sea.Rival groups have been fighting in Tripoli for several days but clashes had been focused on the south of the city. Matiga airport lies in an eastern suburb.A Libyan Airlines flight bound for Tripoli from Alexandria, Egypt, was diverted to Misrata, the airport said on its Facebook page. Misrata lies about 190 km (120 miles) east of Tripoli.A spokesman for Misrata airport said that all flights bound for Tripoli would be diverted to Misrata.Separately, Islamic State claimed responsibility for a shooting attack on the headquarters of Libyan state oil company NOC in Tripoli, the jihadist group's news agency said on Tuesday.The attack on Monday killed two NOC staff and wounded 10, said officials, who had described the three shooters who were also killed as "Africans."It targeted the "economic interests of oppressing governments funding crusaders," a statement carried on the militants' Amaq news agency said.It was the first attack of its kind against the leadership of Libya's state oil industry.Libya has been divided into rival administrations but NOC has continued to function relatively normally across the country, which relies on oil exports for most of its income.Militants loyal to Islamic State have previously carried out attacks in Tripoli and other towns, despite having lost their stronghold in the central city of Sirte late in 2016.In May, Islamic State claimed a deadly attack on the national election commission offices in Tripoli.(Reporting by Ahmed Elumami, Hani Amara and Ulf Laessing; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Chris Reese, Toni Reinhold)

    U.N. chief pushes for protection of civilians in Syria's Idlib-[Reuters]-By Michelle Nichols-YAHOONEWS-September 12, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday appealed to Russia, Iran and Turkey to "spare no effort to find solutions that protect civilians" in Syria's Idlib and said it was "absolutely essential" a full-scale battle was avoided."This would unleash a humanitarian nightmare unlike any seen in the blood-soaked Syrian conflict," he told reporters.An estimated 3 million people live in Idlib - the last major stronghold of active opposition to President Bashar al-Assad. The U.N. has described it as a "dumping ground" for people evacuated and displaced from elsewhere in Syria during the seven-year war.Assad has vowed to retake the region, backed by his Russian and Iranian allies. Syrian government and Russian warplanes began air strikes in Idlib last week in a possible prelude to a full-scale offensive. They say they are targeting terrorist groups."I understand that the present situation in Idlib is not sustainable and the presence of terrorist groups cannot be tolerated. But fighting terrorism does not absolve warring parties of their core obligations under international law," said Guterres.Senior officials from Russia, Iran and Turkey met with U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura in Geneva on Tuesday. The presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia met in Tehran on Friday but failed to agree on a ceasefire in Idlib.Russia briefed the 15-member U.N. Security Council on Tuesday on the Tehran meeting, which was held as part of the so-called Astana process."Russia, Iran and Assad are demolishing Idlib and asking us to call it peace. But here's the reality: Astana has failed. It has failed to stop the violence or to promote a political solution," U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said.(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; editing by Diane Craft and Cynthia Osterman)

              PENCE IM CONFIDENT THE TRUMP HATER MOLE SEWER RAT LIBERAL IS NOT FROM MY STAFF.      Cache   Translate Page      
    JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

    LUKE 21:28-29
    28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
    29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
    30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

    JOEL 2:3,30
    3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
    30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

    ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
    12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
    13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

    EZEKIEL 20:47
    47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

    ZEPHANIAH 1:18
    18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

    MALACHI 4:1
    1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

    And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
    Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

    New York subway station buried by 9/11 open again-Commuters cheer as trains roll into the Cortlandt Street stop for the first time since the September 11 terror attacks-By AFP-TOI-SEP 11,18

    NEW YORK — Just days before the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, trains are once again running through a New York City subway station buried when the Twin Towers fell 17 years ago.People cheered, clapped and held their phones up to record the event as a train rolled to a stop, video footage from the subway station showed.The Cortlandt stop reopened on Saturday on the Number One line in what The New York Times described as “the last major piece in the city’s quest to rebuild what was lost.”The station was under the World Trade Center, whose twin towers collapsed in flames after being struck by airliners commandeered by Al-Qaeda terrorists.World Trade Centre Cortlandt station in Lower Manhattan has reopened for the first time in 17 years. It was devastated by the September 11th attacks. The new design features a sombre mosaic quoting the Declaration of Independence and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights pic.twitter.com/8dmwjppz0q— GTA Transit Helper (@TransitHelper) September 9, 2018-The Metropolitan Transportation Authority began rebuilding the stop in 2015, the Times reported.The 9/11 attacks claimed nearly 3,000 lives in the United States and led to the launch of deadly, long-running wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — countries that remain plagued by violence and instability to this day.The new WTC Cortlandt station on the 1 line is now open to the public. It’s fully accessible, has fewer columns for easier customer flow, and is also air-tempered to keep you cooler on hot days. pic.twitter.com/A5DaiBb06w— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) September 8, 2018-

    CBS chief executive Moonves quits over sexual misconduct claims-Network deducting $20 million from disgraced CEO’s severance package for donation to the #MeToo movement-By Jennie Matthew-TOI-SEP 11,18

    NEW YORK — US television giant CBS announced Sunday the immediate departure of powerful CEO Leslie Moonves, one of the biggest scalps in the #MeToo era, following a slew of escalating sexual misconduct allegations.Moonves, who transformed the corporation into the most watched television network in the country, was one of the most respected executives in Hollywood until he was first publicly accused.Two articles published by The New Yorker — on July 27 and on the day that his departure was announced — detailed allegations against the 68-year-old television titan from 12 different women.CBS subsequently declared that he would depart as chairman, president and CEO “effective immediately,” and that he and the network would donate $20 million to supporting the #MeToo movement and equality for women in the workplace.“The donation, which will be made immediately, has been deducted from any severance benefits that may be due Moonves,” CBS said.The disgraced CEO will not receive any compensation, pending the results of an investigation into the allegations against him being conducted by two blue-chip law firms, the corporation announced.“Any payments to be made in the future will depend upon the results of the independent investigation and subsequent board evaluation,” CBS announced in a statement.Moonves’s departure had been widely expected, with US media reporting that the terms of his exit had been under negotiation for weeks, and a deal had been anticipated before markets open Monday.-Police report-At least one report had suggested that he could get a golden handshake of $100 million in stock.One of his accusers, Jessica Pallingston, told the Pulitzer-winning journalist Ronan Farrow, who broke the allegations against Moonves in The New Yorker, that such a payoff would be “completely disgusting.”CBS announced that chief operating officer Joseph Ianniello will be president and acting CEO, overseeing all operations of the company, while the board searches for a permanent successor.Along with Moonves’s departure, CBS said it had agreet to settle a lawsuit with National Amusements pending in Delaware that would appoint six new independent directors to the board.The deal upheld the control of the Redstone family, whose members control an 80 percent voting stake in CBS, who agreed to drop — for at least two years — a proposed merger with the Viacom group.In July, Farrow’s first bombshell report detailed sexual harassment allegations from six women and complaints from dozens of others about a culture within the company tolerating sexual misconduct.While CBS appointed a team of lawyers to investigate, there was outrage from some advocates that Moonves was kept on the job.On Sunday, The New Yorker published allegations from another six women, who said that Moonves sexually harassed or assaulted them between 1980 and the early 2000s.They included claims that Moonves forced them into perform oral sex, exposed himself to them without their consent, and that he used physical violence and intimidation against them. Some of them also said Moonves retaliated after being rebuffed, damaging their careers.One of the women, television executive Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, filed a criminal complaint last year with Los Angeles police. The New Yorker said that while police found her allegations “credible” the alleged incidents happened too long ago to prosecute.-Moonves denial-Moonves told the magazine that three of the encounters were consensual.“I have never used my position to hinder the advancement or careers of women,” he said.“In my 40 years of work, I have never before heard of such disturbing accusations. I can only surmise they are surfacing now for the first time, decades later, as part of a concerted effort by others to destroy my name, my reputation and my career.”Since joining CBS in 1995, Moonves transformed the corporation into the most watched television network in the country and one of the media industry’s best-performing businesses.He was promoted to president and CEO of CBS Television in 1998, and became chairman in 2003.Moonves worked previously at Warner Bros. Television, where his team developed hit shows such as “Friends” and “ER.”A one-time actor, he is father to four children. His second wife Julie Chen stood by him after the accusations first surfaced.Farrow shared a Pulitzer Prize with The New York Times for his reporting on Harvey Weinstein, which galvanized the #MeToo movement to quash pervasive sexual harassment in showbiz and other industries.Earlier this year, he uncovered allegations of physical assault that forced New York state prosecutor Eric Schneiderman to resign.

    Memorial for 9/11 victims to chime an ‘everlasting concert by our heroes’-Dedication comes nearly 17 years after passengers and crew on hijacked Flight 93 fought back against terrorists who then crashed the jetliner into a Pennsylvania field-By MARK SCOLFORO-TOI-SEP 11,18

    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The heroism of airline passengers and crew who died when hijackers crashed their plane into a Pennsylvania field was remembered Sunday with the dedication of a concrete-and-steel tower that will ring with wind chimes for every one of them at the spot where they fell to earth.Relatives of the 40 people killed during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, helped ring eight of what will eventually be 40 aluminum chimes at the Flight 93 National Memorial site, and former Gov. Tom Ridge said the Tower of Voices will be “an everlasting concert by our heroes.”The dedication occurred nearly 17 years after passengers on the hijacked flight from New Jersey to California fought back against a band of terrorists who then crashed the jetliner into a rural field. Officials concluded the terrorists were aiming the Boeing 757 toward Washington, to be used as an enormous airborne weapon.It was “the day that lives were lost so that other lives were saved. And heroes were made over the skies of Shanksville,” said Ridge, who served as the first secretary of the Homeland Security Department when it was created after 9/11.The roughly 93-foot (28-meter) structure represents the final phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial. Each chime generates a distinctive sound, and rows of trees that ring the site symbolize sound waves.“Together their voices will ring out into perpetuity, with this beautiful Somerset County, Pennsylvania, wind,” park Superintendent Stephen Clark said.The national park at a the crash site, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) north of Shanksville, also includes a memorial plaza, dedicated on the 10th anniversary in 2011, and a visitor’s center that opened three years ago.As a cold, driving rain pelted the hills, memorial architect Paul Murdoch spoke of the plan, which uses the wind to activate the chimes. The remaining chimes are expected to be installed in the coming weeks.“These chimes respond to unanswered cries of voices not spoken again, but remembered in the vibrations of a monumental tower” Murdoch said.They range from 5 to 10 feet (1.5 to 3 meters) long, weigh as much as 150 pounds (68 kilograms) and are tuned.Nearly 3,000 people died in the Sept. 11 attacks, when terrorists seized control of four planes. They flew two of them into the World Trade Center skyscrapers in New York and the fourth into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC.“These guys are the real heroes,” said retired truck driver Stefan Robbins, visiting the memorial from Lexington, Kentucky. “They didn’t sign up — they’re not a cop, they’re not a firefighter.”The Flight 93 passengers learned in mid-flight they had been hijacked and responded heroically, declaring “let’s roll” as they confronted their adversaries inside the plane.Thirteen passengers on the plane made a combined 37 phone calls during the attack, getting information about the other three hijackings and crashes.“When they learned that, it galvanized them as a group,” Clark said. “They said, ‘We’re not going back to any airport. This is a suicide mission.'”As some passengers apparently tried to storm the cabin, the hijacker at the controls then rolled the plane, trying to throw them off balance, before the aircraft became inverted and crashed at 563 mph (906 kph) on the edge of a reclaimed strip mine at 10:30 a.m.The impact ignited about 100 hemlock trees. Hemlocks are used as symbols throughout the memorial’s design, including the tower.A 17-ton (15-metric ton) sandstone marks the impact site, located within a 44-acre (17.8-hectare) fenced-off area of the field where crash debris landed, referred to as the “sacred ground.” Access to that part of the park is limited to family members of the passengers and crew. Four 40-foot (12.2-meter) containers of remaining debris from the crashed airplane were buried there during a private ceremony on June 21.The memorial was funded with $46 million from 110,000 private donors, including $6 million to design and build the Tower of Voices. Volunteers are well on their way to the goal of planting 150,000 seedlings around the 2,200 acre (890 hectare) park. It attracted about 400,000 visitors last year.The dedication comes two days before the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. President Donald Trump is expected to attend that memorial ceremony Tuesday in Shanksville, along with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.Shanksville is about 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Pittsburgh.

    Pence: I’m confident no one on my staff wrote incendiary anti-Trump NYT op-ed-‘My people are dedicated to advancing the president’s agenda and supporting everything he is doing for the people of this country,’ says vice-president-By DARLENE SUPERVILLE-TOI-11 September 2018

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US Vice President Mike Pence says he’s “100 percent confident” that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous New York Times column criticizing President Donald Trump’s leadership.“I know them. I know their character,” Pence said in a taped interview aired Sunday by CBS’ “Face the Nation.”Some pundits had speculated that Pence could be the “senior administration official” who wrote the opinion piece because it included language Pence has been known to use, like the unusual word “lodestar.” The op-ed writer claimed to be part of a “resistance” movement within the Trump administration that was working quietly behind the scenes to thwart the president’s most dangerous impulses.Pence added his staff to the list of more than two dozen high-ranking administration officials who have denied writing the column.“Let me be very clear. I’m 100 percent confident that no one on the vice president’s staff was involved in this anonymous editorial. I know my people,” Pence said on “Face the Nation.” ”They get up every day and are dedicated, just as much as I am, to advancing the president’s agenda and supporting everything … President Trump is doing for the people of this country.”Asked whether he had asked his staff about the op-ed, Pence said, “I don’t have to ask them because I know them. I know their character. I know their dedication and I am absolutely confident that no one on the vice president’s staff had anything to do with this.”He restated that he thinks the essay writer should do the “honorable thing and resign.”Publication of the op-ed followed the release of stunning details from an upcoming book by Watergate reporter Bob Woodward in which current and former aides referred to Trump as an “idiot” and “liar” and depicted him as prone to rash policy decisions that some aides either work to stall or derail entirely.Both releases are said to have infuriated Trump, who unleashed a string of attacks on Woodward’s credibility and dismissed the celebrated author’s book as a “work of fiction.” Some of the officials featured in the book’s anecdotes about the president, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House chief of staff John Kelly, issued statements denying the comments attributed to them by Woodward.Woodward has said he stands by his reporting. The book, “Fear: Trump in the White House,” is scheduled to be formally released Tuesday, all but ensuring that the debate over Trump’s leadership ability and style will extend into a second straight week.Trump, meanwhile, has denounced the Times opinion piece as “gutless” and its publication as a “disgrace” bordering on treason.Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a Trump ally, has said the president would be justified in using lie detectors to ferret out the anonymous writer. The president has yet to say whether he’d go that far, but Pence says he’d be willing to submit to such an examination.“I would agree to take it in a heartbeat and would submit to any review the administration wanted to do,” he said in a taped “Fox News Sunday” interview.Both Pence and Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to Trump, pushed back during separate television appearances Sunday on the portrayals of Trump as anything but a thoughtful leader. Both also said they had no idea who wrote the piece; Trump has said he can name up to five people who could have written it.“What I see is a tough leader, a demanding leader, someone who gets all the options on the table,” Pence said on Fox News. “But he makes the decisions, and that’s why we’ve made the progress we’ve made.”Trump has said the Justice Department should investigate and unmask the anonymous author. He cited national security concerns as grounds for what would amount to an extraordinary criminal probe should Attorney General Jeff Sessions decide to pursue one.Neither Pence nor Conway answered directly when asked if Sessions should treat Trump’s comments as an order. The Justice Department is supposed to make investigative decisions free of political pressure from the White House and the president.Appearing on CNN, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, disagreed that the opinion piece amounted to a national security threat and attributed Trump’s musing about a Justice Department investigation “to a president who’s lashing out.”On an unrelated matter, Pence said on CBS that he has not been called for an interview by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible coordination between Russia and Trump’s Republican presidential campaign as well as Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.Pence said he’s willing to sit down with Mueller if he is asked and added that he so far has cooperated with all requests for information from the special counsel and will continue to do so.

    Liberman: We’ve thwarted terror attacks in recent days meant to disrupt New Year-In Rosh Hashanah toast with IDF soldiers, defense minister says Israelis will be able to celebrate holiday with confidence and security following army’s recent operations-By Jacob Magid-TOI-10 September 2018

    Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Sunday that the IDF has thwarted several terror attacks in the last few days meant to disrupt Rosh Hashanah celebrations.“In recent days, too, we have arrested suspects and prevented terror attacks,” Liberman said, addressing a company from the Armoured Corps at a toast for the Jewish New Year that starts Sunday evening.“The people of Israel will be able to celebrate Rosh Hashanah with confidence and quiet thanks to IDF soldiers and security forces who will continue to tour and protect us all during the holiday,” he said, without divulging further details.The defense minister thanked the company of Armoured corps soldiers, who are also responsible for guarding the West Bank settlement of Nokdim, where he lives.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered similar praise of the Shin Bet security service at a new year’s toast last week where he claimed that “not a day goes by in which there is no thwarting” of an attack.Netanyahu credited the work of the security agency with helping Israel to avoid much of the violence that has engulfed other countries in the Middle East.“The Shin Bet deters, thwarts, and defeats on a daily and hourly basis those who want us dead,” Netanyahu said at a toast with security chiefs for the upcoming Jewish new year.Israeli security services documented 255 attacks last month, including 11 in Jerusalem, the Shin Bet security service said in its monthly report published earlier this month. The June tally was 220 incidents.Despite the increase, the figures in July were well below those of May, when 365 incidents were documented — the highest number in over two years.Nearly two-thirds of the attacks recorded in July involved firebombs. Incidents involving the hurling of rocks at Israelis and their cars are not included in Shin Bet reports.

    Far-right makes major gains in Swedish elections as ruling party scrapes a win-Prime Minister Lofven says ‘moral responsibility’ to combat anti-immigration party with neo-Nazi roots that won nearly 18% of the vote-By PIETRO DECRISTOFARO and JAN M. OLSEN-TOI-SEP 11,18

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Voters handed Sweden’s ruling party its worst-ever election result Sunday and delivered a parallel lift to a far-right party with white supremacist roots, leaving the ideological outline of the Scandinavian country’s next government uncertain.After a campaign dominated by debates over immigration, the center-left Social Democratic Party emerged with the greatest share of the vote — 28.4 percent as the count neared completion — yet looking at holding fewer parliament seats and having its mandate to govern questioned.The potential for an immigration backlash to result in a big boost for the far-right Sweden Democrats inspired fear among many Swedes before the election. It received a little more than one in six votes, or 17.6 percent. Its showing was not as strong as the one-in-five polls had predicted, but good for a third-place finish that had the party’s leader telling supporters, “We won.”Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, who brought the Social Democrats to power in 2014, said he intended to remain in the job. The leader of the Moderates party that came in second, Ulf Kristersson, already had called on Lofven to resign and claimed the right to form Sweden’s next government.Sounding somber and firm, Lofven told his supporters the election presented “a situation that all responsible parties must deal with,” adding that “a party with roots in Nazism” would “never ever offer anything responsible, but hatred.”“We have a moral responsibility. We must gather all good forces. We won’t mourn, we will organize ourselves,” he said.Final election returns were expected later in the week. The preliminary results made it unlikely any party would secure a majority of 175 seats in the 349-seat Riksdag, Sweden’s parliament. It could take weeks or months of coalition talks before the next government is formed.Both the left-leaning bloc led by the Social Democrats and the center-right bloc in which the Moderates is largest of four parties have said they would refuse to consider the Sweden Democrats as a coalition partner.Sweden — home to the Nobel prizes and militarily neutral for the better part of two centuries — has been known for its comparatively open doors to migrants and refugees. Sunday’s general election was the first since the country of 10 million took in a record 163,000 refugees in 2015 as mass migration to Europe rose dramatically.Lofven eventually said Sweden no longer could cope with the influx and immigration laws were tightened.Like other far-right parties in Europe, the Sweden Democrats worked to soften its neo-Nazi image in the lead-up to the election. The party symbol was switched from a flame thrower to a flower. Members known for making pro-Third Reich statements were pushed out.It made its first mark in politics with municipal council seats in 2006, and since then slowly helped revise long-accepted social norms for what Swedes could say openly about foreigners and integration without being considered racist.At the Swedish Democrat’s election eve rally Saturday, party leader Jimmie Akesson criticized Lofven’s government for “prioritizing” the needs of new immigrants the ones of Swedish citizens.Akesson was jubilant as he addressed supporters a day later, declaring the estimated 14 parliament seats the Social Democrats picked up a victory other parties could not ignore in coalition negotiations.“This party has increased and made the biggest gains. Everything is about us,” Akesson said. “I am ready to talk with others”Turnout in the election was reported at 84.4 percent, up from 83 percent in 2014.

    China outlaws large underground Protestant church in Beijing-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-By Christian Shepherd-September 11, 2018

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing city authorities have banned one of the largest unofficial Protestant churches in the city and confiscated "illegal promotional materials", amid a deepening crackdown on China's "underground" churches.The Zion church had for years operated with relative freedoms, hosting hundreds of worshippers every weekend in an expansive specially renovated hall in north Beijing.But since April, after they rejected requests from authorities to install closed-circuit television cameras in the building, the church has faced growing pressure from the authorities and has been threatened with eviction.On Sunday, the Beijing Chaoyang district civil affairs bureau said that by organizing events without registering, the church was breaking rules forbidding mass gatherings and were now "legally banned" and its "illegal promotional material" had been confiscated, according to images of the notice sent to Reuters late on Sunday and confirmed by churchgoers."I fear that there is no way for us to resolve this issue with the authorities," Zion's Pastor Jin Mingri told Reuters.China's religious affairs and civil affairs bureaux did not immediately respond to requests for comment.China's constitution guarantees religious freedom, but since President Xi Jinping took office six years ago the government has tightened restrictions on religions seen as a challenge to the authority of the ruling Communist Party.Churches across China have faced new waves of harassment and pressure to register since a new set of regulations to govern religious affairs in China came into effect in February and heightened punishments for unofficial churches.In July, more than 30 of Beijing's hundreds of underground Protestant churches took the rare step of releasing a joint statement complaining of "unceasing interference" and the "assault and obstruction" of regular activities of believers since the new regulations came into effect.China's Christian believers are split between those who attend unofficial "house" or "underground" churches and those who attend government-sanctioned places of worship.Churchgoers were also given a notice from the district religious affairs bureau saying that the "great masses of believer must respect the rules and regulations and attend events in legally registered places of religious activity".Zion's attendees were also given pamphlets of officially sanctioned churches that they might attend instead.But for many worshippers and pastors, such as Jin, accepting the oversight and ultimate authority of the Communist Party would be a betrayal of their faith."On this land, the only one we can trust in is God," Jin said.(Reporting by Christian Shepherd; Editing by Michael Perry)

    MIGRATING BIRDS IN ISRAEL EATS HUMANS FLESH FOR COMING AGAINST ISRAEL-JERUSALEM

    EZEKIEL 39:11-12,18
    11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog (RUSSIA/ARAB/MUSLIMS) a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers (EAST OF THE DEAD SEA IN JORDAN VALLEY) on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog (RUSSIAN) and all his multitude:(ARAB/MUSLIM HORDE) and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.(BURIEL SITE OF THE 300 MILLION,RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS)
    12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.(OF ISRAEL)
    16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.(OF THE ISRAEL-GOD HATERS)

    EZEKIEL 39:17-21
    17  And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.(OF RUSSIAN/ISLAMIC HORDES AGAINST ISRAEL)
    18  Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
    19  And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
    20  Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
    21  And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
    22  So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.

    REVELATION 19:17-18
    17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;(AGAINST ALL NATIONS ARMIES THAT COME AGAINST JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL)
    18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

    EZEKIEL 38:1-7
    1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
    2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,(RULER) the land of Magog,(RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal,(TOBOLSK) and prophesy against him,
    3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW) and Tubal:TOBOLSK)
    4 And I (GOD) will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,(GOD FORCES THE RUSSIA-MUSLIMS TO MARCH) and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
    5 Persia,(IRAN,IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
    6 Gomer,(GERMANY) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.(AFRICAN MUSLIMS,SUDAN,TUNESIA ETC)
    7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.

    EZEKIEL 39:1-8
    1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal: (TUBOLSK)
    2 And I will turn thee back,(RUSSIA-ARAB MUSLIM ISRAEL HATERS) and leave but the sixth part of thee,(5/6TH OR 300 MILLION DEAD RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS I BELIEVE) and will cause thee to come up from the north parts,(RUSSIA) and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
    3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
    4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,( ARABS) and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
    5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
    6 And I will send a fire on Magog,(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMB) and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
    7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
    8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.

    Moscow accuses US of using white phosphorous in Syria-Russian general claims weekend bombings targeting area controlled by Islamic State resulted in ‘fierce fires’-By AFP-TOI-SEP 11,18

    MOSCOW — Russia on Sunday accused the United States of carrying out bombings using white phosphorous in eastern Syria against military targets in civilian areas, which is banned under international law.“Two American F-15 planes carried out bombings on September 8 (Saturday) targeting the area of Hajin in the Deir Ezzor region using incendiary phosphorous ammunition,” Russian general Vladimir Savtchenko said in a statement.“These strikes resulted in fierce fires. We are clarifying the information concerning possible deaths and injuries,” he added.In Syria, the jihadist Islamic State group still controls a pocket in Deir Ezzor between the Euphrates River and the Iraqi border, and also remains in the vast Syrian desert.An international coalition led by the United States is helping a coalition of Kurdish and Arab fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (FDS) which for months have been conducting an offensive to oust IS.The Russian army, which has been intervening militarily since 2015 in Syria in support of the forces of its ally President Bashar al-Assad, was accused in March by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights of having used incendiary bombs during the regime’s offensive against the rebel stronghold of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus.Moscow dismissed the allegation as a “shameless lie.”Use of white phosphorous is banned under the Geneva Convention for use against civilians and against legitimate military targets in areas with a major civilian population.

    PROOF HALF ON EARTH DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION PERIOD (8 BILLION ON EARTH)

    ISAIAH 66:15-16
    15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire,(NUKES) and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.
    16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.

    ISAIAH 26:21
    21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity:(GOD/ISRAEL HATE AND BRAKING OF HIS COMMANDMENTS) the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.(WW3,1/2 earths population die - 4 BILLION).

    ISAIAH 13:6-13 KJV
    6 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
    7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:(FROM FRIGHT)
    8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
    9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

    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.

    Russia prepares for biggest war games in its history-[AFP]-Maxime POPOV, Olga ROTENBERG-YAHOONEWS-September 10, 2018

    Moscow (AFP) - Russia on Tuesday will launch the biggest military drills in its history involving 300,000 troops as well as Chinese soldiers, in a move NATO denounced as "exercising large-scale conflict".The week-long deployment alongside Chinese and Mongolian armies dubbed "Vostok-2018" (East-2018) will start in eastern Siberia on September 11.It comes at a time of escalating tensions between Moscow and the West over accusations of Russian interference in western affairs and the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.The Russian army has compared the show of force to the USSR's 1981 war games that saw between 100,000 and 150,000 Warsaw Pact soldiers take part in "Zapad-81" (West-81) -- the largest military exercises of the Soviet era.But defence minister Sergei Shoigu said this time would be even larger, with 300,000 soldiers, 36,000 military vehicles, 1,000 planes and 80 warships taking part in the drills."Imagine 36,000 military vehicles moving at the same time: tanks, armoured personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles -- and all of this, of course, in conditions as close to a combat situation as possible," Shoigu said.The Russian army will roll out all of its latest additions for the event: Iskander missiles that can carry nuclear warheads, T-80 and T-90 tanks and its recent Su-34 and Su-35 fighter planes.At sea, the Russian fleet will deploy several frigates equipped with Kalibr missiles that have been used in Syria.Russia's previous military exercise in the region, Vostok-2014, was almost half the size, with 155,000 soldiers participating.The country's war games in Eastern Europe last year, Zapad-2017, saw 12,700 troops take part according to Moscow. Ukraine and the Baltic states said the true number was far bigger.- 'Future world war' -President Vladimir Putin is expected to attend Vostok-2018 after hosting an economic forum in Russia's far eastern city Vladivostok where his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping is one of the star guests.Russian military analyst Pavel Felgenhauer said the games were a "preparation for a future world war"."The army's General Staff believes this will take place after 2020 in the form of either a