Tuesday, December 1, 2015

UK: Tens of thousands without power

Northern Europe battered: Storms Gorm and Clodagh deliver winds of 100mph! Tens of thousands without power more flooding throughout the UK

Winds of 100 mph recorded in Denmark overnight
One month's rain expected to fall in the UK today
Tens of thousands in Sweden without power
Tens of thousands of people in western and southern Sweden are without electricity after a storm ripped through the region on Sunday night.
Storm Gorm is one of the most powerful weather systems to hit Sweden in years, having moved north from Denmark over the weekend.
It pulled down trees and power lines across the south of the country, while residents reported damaged roofs and cars.

"We've had everything from chimneys that have become loose and blown down to roofs that have come off and barns literally torn up from the ground," Johan Wallin, a spokesperson for the emergency services in Halland told the TT news wire.
"There will be many more phone calls when the electricity comes back; we're learning there are many trees lying around the county," he added. According to TT, approximately 9,000 people experienced problems with their fixed phone lines and several mobile networks also faced disruption during the worst of the bad weather.
A total of 55,000 people lost power over the weekend, with energy companies suggesting it could take several days to restore some services.

Further south "Storm Clodagh" battered Holland bringing trees down and damaging buildings, windgusts along the coast reached almost 100mph
Picture left a car is blown off the road in Holland

In the UK  "Storm Clodagh" wreaked carnage, Upturned trees, torn down fences, flight and train delays and flooding from a month's rain in a day as the  storm blasted it's way through Britain.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Christians, Muslims are ‘brothers’: Pope Francis

Bangui: Pope Francis today said Christians and Muslims were “brothers”, urging them to reject hatred and violence on a visit to a mosque in a flashpoint Muslim neighbourhood of the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui.
“Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters,” he said in an address at the central Koudoukou mosque in the PK5 district on the most dangerous part of his 24-hour visit to the war-torn nation.
“Those who claim to believe in God must also be men and women of peace,” he said in the district of flimsy shacks and red dirt roads which has been at the heart of recent sectarian violence pitting Muslim rebels against Christian vigilante groups.
“Together, we must say no to hatred, to revenge and to violence, particularly that violence which is perpetrated in the name of a religion or of God himself. God is peace, salam,” he said on a visit which has seen him hammering home a message of peace and reconciliation.
Addressing residents crowded into the mosque, Francis said his visit to the Central African Republic “would not be complete if it did not include this encounter with the Muslim community

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Twelve 6.0 + Magnitude Earthquakes in November

Magnitude 2.2 Earthquake - TENNESSEE



Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 2.2
28 Nov 2015 10:49:39 UTC
28 Nov 2015 04:49:39 near epicenter
28 Nov 2015 05:49:39 standard time in your timezone
Location 36.277N 88.191W
Depth 25 km
12 km (7 mi) ESE of Paris, Tennessee
38 km (23 mi) SSE of Murray, Kentucky
59 km (36 mi) E of Martin, Tennessee
65 km (40 mi) SE of Mayfield, Kentucky
127 km (78 mi) W of Nashville, Tennessee
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.7 km; Vertical 1.0 km
Parameters Nph = 17; Dmin = 36.6 km; Rmss = 0.17 seconds; Gp = 76°
Version = 6
Event ID se 60020503
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Southeast US Seismic Network
U.S. Geological Survey
University of Memphis


Magnitude 2.4 Earthquake - SOUTH CAROLINA



Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 2.4
28 Nov 2015 07:07:49 UTC
28 Nov 2015 02:07:49 near epicenter
28 Nov 2015 02:07:49 standard time in your timezone
Location 33.380N 79.645W
Depth 0 km
11 km (6 mi) SW of Andrews, South Carolina
57 km (35 mi) NE of Goose Creek, South Carolina
61 km (37 mi) NE of Ladson, South Carolina
62 km (38 mi) NE of Hanahan, South Carolina
146 km (90 mi) ESE of Columbia, South Carolina
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 3.5 km; Vertical 0.6 km
Parameters Nph = 12; Dmin = 58.5 km; Rmss = 0.32 seconds; Gp = 165°
Version = 3
Event ID se 60020403
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Southeast US Seismic Network
U.S. Geological Survey
University of Memphis


Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake - Taltal, Chile

M6.2 - 66km NNW of Taltal, Chile



Data Source US224.817°S 70.632°W depth=35.0 km (21.7 mi)View interactive map


2015-11-27 21:00:22 (UTC)2015-11-27 16:00:22 (UTC-05:00) in your timezoneTimes in other timezones

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66km (41mi) NNW of Taltal, Chile131km (81mi) S of Antofagasta, Chile181km (112mi) NNW of Diego de Almagro, Chile284km (176mi) N of Copiapo, Chile956km (594mi) SSW of La Paz, Bolivia

More information on regional seismicity and tectonics

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Global CMT project, New York, USA (GCMT)USGS National Earthquake Information Center, PDE (US)

Magnitude Earthquake 3.7 - NEW YORK



Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 3.7
28 Nov 2015 05:16:54 UTC
28 Nov 2015 00:16:54 near epicenter
28 Nov 2015 00:16:54 standard time in your timezone
Location 44.961N 74.719W
Depth 3 km
6 km (3 mi) S of Cornwall, Canada
14 km (8 mi) ENE of Massena, New York
52 km (32 mi) SW of Les Coteaux, Canada
56 km (34 mi) SW of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Canada
91 km (56 mi) ESE of Ottawa, Canada
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 3.5 km
Parameters Nph = 22; Dmin = 21.9 km; Rmss = 0.24 seconds; Gp = 112°
Version = 2
Event ID ld 60106806 ***This event supersedes event US100041uh.
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network
Columbia University

Friday, November 27, 2015

Muslims / Obama Destroying Churches. 

Muslims Who Are Working With Obama Are Now Systematically Destroying Churches

Muslims Who Are Working With Obama Are Now Systematically Destroying Churches. They Have Already Destroyed Three Churches And Will Continue To Destroy More

by Ted on November 27, 2015 in FeaturedGeneral

By Theodore Shoebat

The Islamic government of Omar al-Bashir, who Obama works with and defends, is systematically destroying churches in Sudan. The Muslim sharia state has already destroyed three churches, and they will continue to destroy more. Tut Kony, pastor of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church, said:

We have been stoned and beaten. This is their habit to pull down the Church. We are not surprised. This is the way they deal with the Church …

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom blamed this evil tyranny on Omar al-Bashir himself, who is protected by the Obama administration. The report stated:

These violations are the result of President Bashir’s policies of Islamization and Arabization… The government of Sudan prosecutes persons accused of apostasy, imposes a restrictive interpretation of Shari’ah (Islamic law) and applies corresponding hudood punishments on Muslims and non-Muslims alike, and harasses the country’s Christian community.

In 2012 I wrote an article showing how while Obama has supported the Islamic uprisings in the Middle East, he has in fact stopped a revolution against the Hitler of Africa, Omar al-Bashir, who has been responsible for the deaths of over three million people. I wrote:

The support of the rebels in Syria, and the condemnation of Assad, by the Obama administration can only make one question as to why he is against this particular regimen, but not that of Omar al-Bashir, the tyrant who has been responsible for the deaths of millions through the Jihad that he has commenced against Christians and the non-Arab Muslims of Darfur.

In fact, Obama had at one point in time prevented Salva Kiir, [the Christian president] president of South Sudan, from aiding rebels who wanted to topple al-Bashir’s regime, and replace it with a secular government.

Malik is the Executive Secretary for the Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO), which is stationed in Khartoum, Sudan, and which has its primary focus in expanding Wahhabist Islam in the African subcontinent. It was also in Khartoum, as I have written on before, where Bashir declared that he was going to make Sudan’s new constitution “100 percent Islamic”.

Malik Obama shares the same desires as Bashir, in fact both of them attended the General Conference of the Islamic Council of South Sudan, and both attended a meeting for the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Da’wa Organization, in which Bashir said

that the enemies of Islam who attempt to impose hegemony and make a siege and to encourage plots (and evil measures) towards Sudan will fail, stressing that Sudan rejects such methods of domination, despite the blockade that has been practiced upon it by the plotters of evil that bypassed Sudan with the help of Allah and the [Sudanese] determination.

This is all in accordance with the anti-Christian goals and policies which Bashir is pursuing orchestrating, and which Malik Obama upholds and supports. In an article I wrote last year, I reported on how Bashir’s uncle, Eltayeb Mustafa, who is a part of Bashir’s government, supported a fatwa which stated:

Of the greatest calamities and evils is to permit an exhibition entitled ‘the Holy Bible,’ this lying forgery, which allows the kufars [non-Muslims] to spread their religion amongst Muslims, and to fascinate the common man, that Christianity prevents them from carrying out the path of Allah. After all, hearts are weak, and people are not equal in distinguishing truth from falsehood, and this work should not be allowed for any sane person. These things are destructive and are of great mischief. The duty for whomever Allah has given a hand by leader or man of responsibility is to prevent this evil, or else he is a traitor to Allah, and his prophet, and to the Muslim community.

This is very akin to what the Islamic Dawa Organization, of which Malik Obama is an Executive Secretary, believes in, writing that “Muslims in Kenya suffer from the great challenge of the tyranny of the church which is known for its aggression …”

This anti-Christian sentiment which Malik Obama upholds and instills is exactly what is fueling the violence against Christians in Africa.

The fatwa which Mustafa affirmed gave the leeway to a number of Bashir’s thugsto slaughter and attack Christianscelebrating in front of Kambouni playground with sticks and machetes.

Right now, Bashir’s government is executing the dechristianization of and the systematic holocaust of Christians in his country. He is violently enforcing that Arabic, the language of Islam, be the dominant tongue; foreign missionaries have been forcibly deported, and churches have been bulldozed. In 2012, Bashir gave Christians till March 1 to leave North Sudan, but half a million of them were stranded, leaving them open targets for Muslims thirsty for Christian blood.

Malik Obama is not only working with a terrorist who attacked the United States, but also a mass murderer.



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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake - PERU-BRAZIL BORDER REGION



Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.4
26 Nov 2015 05:45:18 UTC
26 Nov 2015 00:45:19 near epicenter
26 Nov 2015 00:45:18 standard time in your timezone
Location 9.229S 71.270W
Depth 603 km
130 km (80 mi) SSW of Tarauaca, Brazil
155 km (96 mi) SW of Feijo, Brazil
234 km (145 mi) SE of Cruzeiro Do Sul, Brazil
287 km (177 mi) W of Sena Madureira, Brazil
702 km (435 mi) ENE of Lima, Peru
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 9.2 km; Vertical 6.4 km
Parameters Nph = 132; Dmin = 229.1 km; Rmss = 1.33 seconds; Gp = 44°
Version =
Event ID us 100041f1
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Obama’s ‘Titanic’ Deception About Islam

by LT. COLONEL JAMES G. ZUMWALT, USMC (RET) November 24, 2015

Navigating America's ship-of-state in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris by Islamic State jihadis, President Barack Obama has made an incredulous decision to sail full speed ahead into some very dangerous waters.

Islamic State boasts about having used the influx of Syrian refugees flooding Europe as concealment to position terrorists for those attacks. Despite this and despite warnings as to the dangers of doing so, Obama has announced he will press forward with resettling thousands of Syrian refugees in the U.S.

Over a century ago, another ship navigated into harms way when a captain refused to heed warnings he was given - opting instead to sail full speed ahead. Motivated by ego rather than the safety of the lives entrusted to him, Captain Edward J. Smith sealed Titanic's fate.

As Obama not only ignores warnings about terrorists hiding among Syrian refugees but also aggressively fights efforts to improve the vetting process for them, he - like Captain Smith - will not be remembered kindly by history for the consequences of his decision.

Smith's gross negligence that April night in 1912 cost the lives of 1,516 passengers. Obama's negligence, which might even prove criminal, will cost many more lives among 321 million passengers onboard his ship.

Obama remains committed to relocating Syrian refugees - most of whom are neither Syrian nor refugees but immigrants seeking the economic benefits of democratic welfare states. He mocks Republicans opposed to this effort, claiming they fear "widows and orphans" - most of whom are neither as 70 percent are young males.

Even if the Muslim immigrants were primarily women and children, they too have willingly played roles as suicide bombers. Hasna Aitboulahcen most recently may have become Europe's first female suicide bomber, allegedly blowing herself up as Paris police closed in on Abdelhamid Abaaoud - the mastermindof the attacks. As will be the case with many future immigrants who turn radical, her own family and friends' vetting process failed to identify her as a threat.

black market for fake Syrian passports exists in Turkey. Meanwhile, Muslim immigrants headed for the U.S. carrying false passports have been caught by alert officials in Honduras. Such routing and financial ability to purchase airfare suggest possible Islamic State funding.

In saying he will press forward to resettle Syrian refugees, Obama ignores evidence of the European turmoil Muslim immigration is creating. Videos show endless waves of Muslims descending upon villages like swarms of locusts, stripping towns of anything of value. Bloodied homeowners are shown in disbelief and shocknothing is done to protect them or their property as law enforcement is simply overwhelmed by the sheer numbers involved.

Even if no terrorists were among them, these immigrants clearly come armed with a lack of intent to respect the host nation's laws.

While a U.S. relocation effort would undoubtedly be better organized, historically once a Muslim population grows in numbers, it exhibits a more aggressive side - one focusing on maximizing its culture and laws, as mandated by Islam, at the expense of those of the host nation.

Earlier this month, the first American city in history, Hamtramck, just outside Detroit, elected a Muslim majority to its town council - control of which was relinquished by a shrinking Polish population.

An exuberant Muslim council member could not contain his joy over this landmark event as Islam had established its first elected foothold on American soil. Harboring no interest in unity, he boasted, "Today we show the Polish and everybody else."

Towns such as Hamtramck will become future breeding grounds for jihadists - just like the Belgian city of Molenbeek was for Paris terrorist mastermind Abaaoud.

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, Obama's denial in linking Islam to terrorism has gotten worse. While in Turkey this week speaking about the slaughter, he shockingly chose to describe the attacks as a "setback."

Read more: Family Security Matters http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/obamas-titanic-deception-about-islam?f=must_reads#ixzz3sVOkR4JS 
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake - Iberia, Peru

M7.5 - 173km WNW of Iberia, Peru



Data Source US310.585°S 70.966°W depth=602.3 km (374.3 mi)View interactive map


2015-11-24 22:45:38 (UTC)2015-11-24 17:45:38 (UTC-05:00) in your timezoneTimes in other timezones

Nearby Cities

173km (107mi) WNW of Iberia, Peru245km (152mi) WNW of Cobija, Bolivia247km (153mi) W of Brasileia, Brazil268km (167mi) S of Tarauaca, Brazil681km (423mi) ENE of Lima, Peru

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Magnitude 6.1 Saumlaki, Indonesia

M6.1 - 174km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia



Data Source US17.207°S 129.925°E depth=67.3 km (41.8 mi)View interactive map


2015-11-21 09:06:12 (UTC)2015-11-21 04:06:12 (UTC-05:00) in your timezoneTimes in other timezones

Nearby Cities

174km (108mi) WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia355km (221mi) WSW of Tual, Indonesia433km (269mi) SSE of Ambon, Indonesia442km (275mi) SSE of Amahai, Indonesia502km (312mi) ENE of Dili, East Timor

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake -Solomon Islands

M7.0 - 118km SW of Dadali, Solomon Islands



Data Source US48.929°S 158.410°E depth=13.4 km (8.3 mi)View interactive map


2015-11-18 18:31:04 (UTC)2015-11-18 13:31:04 (UTC-05:00) in your timezoneTimes in other timezones

Nearby Cities

118km (73mi) SW of Dadali, Solomon Islands178km (111mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands436km (271mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea847km (526mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

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The document stated that "The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers..."

One person who dared to speak out about the Islamist threat is Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a devout Muslim-American who served as an officer in the U.S. navy and also as a physician to the US Congress.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake - GREECE


Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.5
17 Nov 2015 07:10:08 UTC
17 Nov 2015 09:10:09 near epicenter
17 Nov 2015 02:10:08 standard time in your timezone
Location 38.755N 20.552E
Depth 11 km
14 km (8 mi) WNW of Nidri, Greece
27 km (16 mi) SW of Preveza, Greece
58 km (35 mi) SW of Arta, Greece
75 km (46 mi) WNW of Agrinion, Greece
289 km (179 mi) WNW of Athens, Greece
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 5.3 km; Vertical 3.8 km
Parameters Nph = 254; Dmin = 157.9 km; Rmss = 1.00 seconds; Gp = 39°
Version =
Event ID us 10003ywp
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake - GREECE


Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 5.4
17 Nov 2015 08:33:42 UTC
17 Nov 2015 10:33:42 near epicenter
17 Nov 2015 03:33:42 standard time in your timezone
Location 38.773N 20.541E
Depth 9 km
15 km (9 mi) WSW of Lefkada, Greece
26 km (16 mi) SW of Preveza, Greece
57 km (35 mi) SW of Arta, Greece
77 km (47 mi) WNW of Agrinion, Greece
290 km (179 mi) SSE of Tirana, Albania
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 5.4 km; Vertical 4.1 km
Parameters Nph = 186; Dmin = 158.5 km; Rmss = 0.98 seconds; Gp = 43°
Version =
Event ID us 10003ywz
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

Friday, November 13, 2015

Magnitude 6.5 EathquakeMakurazaki, Japan

M6.5 - 144km W of Makurazaki, Japan



Data Source US231.058°N 128.816°E depth=10.0 km (6.2 mi)View interactive map


2015-11-13 20:51:32 (UTC)2015-11-13 15:51:32 (UTC-05:00) in your timezoneTimes in other timezones

Nearby Cities

144km (89mi) W of Makurazaki, Japan148km (92mi) WSW of Kaseda, Japan156km (97mi) WSW of Kushikino, Japan162km (101mi) WSW of Ijuin, Japan741km (460mi) SSE of Seoul, South Korea

Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake Makurazaki, Japan

M7.0 - 159km WSW of Makurazaki, Japan



Data Source PT130.900°N 128.700°E depth=10.0 km (6.2 mi)View interactive map


2015-11-13 20:51:00 (UTC)2015-11-13 15:51:00 (UTC-05:00) in your timezoneTimes in other timezones

Nearby Cities

159km (99mi) WSW of Makurazaki, Japan164km (102mi) WSW of Kaseda, Japan174km (108mi) WSW of Kushikino, Japan180km (112mi) WSW of Ijuin, Japan756km (470mi) SSE of Seoul, South Korea


Mmagnitude 3.0 Earthquake - GREATER LOS ANGELES



Preliminary Earthquake Report
13 Nov 2015 11:32:32 UTC
13 Nov 2015 03:32:32 near epicenter
13 Nov 2015 06:32:32 standard time in your timezone
Location34.155N 117.473W
Depth11 km
7 km (4 mi) NNW of Fontana, California
10 km (6 mi) WNW of Rialto, California
11 km (6 mi) NW of Bloomington, California
11 km (6 mi) W of Muscoy, California
505 km (313 mi) W of Phoenix, Arizona
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.2 km; Vertical 0.6 km
Parameters Nph = 140; Dmin = 6.7 km; Rmss = 0.20 seconds; Gp = 17°
Version = 2
Event IDci 37272407
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
CISN Southern California Management Center
Caltech Seismological Laboratory
U.S. Geological Survey


Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake - CORDOBA, ARGENTINA



Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 5.8
13 Nov 2015 06:04:15 UTC
13 Nov 2015 03:04:15 near epicenter
13 Nov 2015 01:04:15 standard time in your timezone
Location 29.866S 64.500W
Depth 11 km
38 km (23 mi) N of Quilino, Argentina
63 km (39 mi) NNW of Dean Funes, Argentina
84 km (52 mi) SE of Recreo, Argentina
99 km (61 mi) NNE of Cruz del Eje, Argentina
705 km (437 mi) ENE of Santiago, Chile
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 7.0 km; Vertical 4.0 km
Parameters Nph = 110; Dmin = 442.2 km; Rmss = 1.09 seconds; Gp = 31°
Version =
Event ID us 10003xzv
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Meets With Vatican

Exclusive: Vatican Meets with U.S. State Department’s Gay and Lesbian Envoy

A symbolic meeting to open a controversial dialog

The Vatican on November 4, 2015 in Vatican City, Vatican.

The encounter took place in a non-descript room at the Vatican, and conversation stuck to regular diplomatic briefs. But for the parties involved on Tuesday morning, the meeting held historic significance: Randy Berry, the first-ever U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI persons, and Vatican officials from the Holy See’s Secretary of State office were meeting for the first time.

The moment, simple as it was, marked a new level of U.S. engagement with the Catholic Church on LGBT human rights issues. Berry told TIME he met with officials for about an hour, and he met separately with representatives from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. For both sides, the conversations were new.

President Barack Obama only created Berry’s position at the State Department in April, and until now, Berry has primarily only talked with faith leaders in the field, as he has traveled to 30 countries in the last seven months. He met with evangelical congregations in Jamaica when he visited in May, for example. Conversations about LGBT human rights have never before reached this level with the Catholic Church, which considers gay and lesbian sexual behavior a sin and restricts marriage to unions of one man and one woman.



Imagine the existence of a group involved in covertly formulating a plan on how to subvert the U.S. Constitution, distributing that plan among its leadership and agents within the U.S., quietly supporting terrorism to further this agenda, declaring war against America, and brazenly recognizing U.S. indifference by boasting about its terrorist activities.

A rational mind would conclude this group be identified as a domestic threat with every effort made to minimize its influence. Yet President Obama has not only embraced the group, but welcomed its leaders to the White House.

In numerous other countries—Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, the UAE, Bahrain and Russia—this group, known as the Muslim Brotherhood, has been banned due to its well-known destructive intentions and terrorist acts. The Obama administration has yet to do the same.

Legislation to pull back the Muslim Brotherhood’s veil, exposing its telltale terrorist heart, has been introduced—again. On November 3, legislation was filed to have the Muslim Brotherhood designated a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” (FTO)—introduced by Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97%
in the Senate and Representative Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)32%
in the House.

A similar bill introduced in July 2014 fizzled. The question now is whether Congress will push this bill through, forcing Obama’s Brotherhood enabler—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry—to strip the group of its veil.

Any group founded on the belief—as was the Brotherhood in 1928—that,‘‘Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader; the Qur’an is our law; jihad is our way; dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope” is transparently advertising its Islamist ideology. It has made clear the focus of this intent is global, seeking to “conquer… every obstinate tyrant” to ensure the world submits to Islam.
Sen. Cruz’s bill, known as the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015, explains the group’s evil intentions and terrorist activities.
It notes that training undertaken by the “Society of the Muslim Brothers” is renowned for “its distinctive qualities… because militancy and martyrdom had been elevated to central virtues in the Society’s ethos.”
It traces the Brotherhood’s violent early history, including establishment of a “secret (terrorist) apparatus” to do its bidding. While renouncing violence in the 1970s only to avoid persecution by the Egyptian government, it has learned to use proxy groups for this purpose that it helps to fund. Several of these proxy groups have received FTO designations by the U.S. or have resulted in individual Brotherhood leaders being identified as “Designated Terrorists,” according to Sen. Cruz’s bill.
The bill details how Brotherhood proxies still operate today to fund terrorist activities through the establishment of various front companies, some bearing the label of “unindicted co-conspirators” as a result of the largest terrorism-financing trial in U.S. history—the 2008 Holy Land Foundation prosecution.
The bill documents how the Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide, Mohamed Badie, in September 2010 issued a call—much like Osama bin Laden’s in 1996—for war against the U.S., fighting it with a “jihadi generation that pursues death just as the enemies (Israel and the U.S.) pursue life.”

"Christians are Allah's enemies!"

The Indonesian Jihad on Christian Churches

  • "We will not stop hunting Christians and burning churches. Christians are Allah's enemies!" – Islamic leaders, Aceh region.
  • In other parts of Indonesia, where Islamic law, or Sharia, is not enforced, churches, even fully registered ones, are also under attack
  • On Dec. 25, 2012, with all required paperwork in place, when the congregation assembled on empty land to celebrate Christmas, hundreds of Muslims threw rocks, rotten eggs, and bags filled with excrement at the Christians. Police stood by and watched.
  • For Indonesia, the country once hailed as the face of "moderate Islam," the "extremist" behavior one would expect of ISIS has apparently become the norm.
In compliance with Islamic demands, Indonesian authorities in the Aceh region have started to tear down Christian churches. Their move comes after Muslim mobs rampaged and attacked churches. At least one person was killed; thousands of Christians were displaced.
On Friday, October 9, after being fired up during mosque sermons, hundreds of Muslims marched to the local authority's office and demanded that all unregistered churches in Aceh be closed. Imams issued text messages spurring Muslims from other areas to rise up against churches and call for their demolition.
On Monday, October 12, authorities facilitated a meeting with Islamic leaders and agreed to demolish 10 unregistered churches over the course of two weeks.
Apparently this was not fast enough to meet Muslim demands for immediate action. On the following day, a mob of approximately 700 Muslims, some armed with axes and machetes, torched a local church, even though it was not on the list of churches agreed upon for demolition.

The Muslim mob then moved on to a second church, an act that led to violent clashes. One person, believed to be a Christian, died after being shot in the head. Several were injured, as Christians tried to defend their church against the armed mob.
Approximately 8,000 Christians were displaced; many fled to bordering provinces. Their fears were justified: Islamic leaders continued issuing messages and text messages saying, "We will not stop hunting Christians and burning churches. Christians are Allah's enemies!"

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Snow, Tornadoes, Thunderstorms Threaten Millions

Snow, Tornadoes, Thunderstorms Threaten Millions

A powerful system of storms churned across the Rocky Mountains and into the Midwest on Wednesday, dumping snow, driving high winds and leaving tens of millions of people in its projected path.
Blizzard conditions hit the Denver area on Wednesday morning — less than 24 hours after it hit a high temperature of 70. Strong winds reduced visibility, and ice closed roads in the Eastern Plains.
Denver escaped significant snow, but 6 inches fell near Palmer in the northern Colorado and near Lake George in the central part of the state. Up to 12 inches of new snow fell in the mountains, NBC station KUSA reported. Fifty-five flights were canceled Wednesday and 190 more were delayed at Denver International Airport.
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency issued an alert encouraging Chicago residents to stay aware of local forecasts and "be prepared to act quickly if storm warnings are issued."
"It's a huge, typical November storm," said Kevin Roth, lead forecaster for The Weather Channel. "Winter is on the way, that's for sure."
At least one Illinois school district, in Barry, closed early Wednesday because of the storm threat, NBC station WGEM of Quincy reported.
"We normally have a [Veterans Day] assembly, but we'll have to do that Friday," Western Community District Superintendent Terry Robertson said.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK06
Serial Number: 383
Issue Time: 2015 Nov 10 1430 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6
Threshold Reached: 2015 Nov 10 1430 UTC
Synoptic Period: 1200-1500 UTC

Active Warning: Yes
NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms.

Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible.
Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes.
Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state.