Saturday, December 31, 2016

Gunmen 'dressed as Santa' attack Turkey club

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At least 35 killed, 40 wounded in Istanbul nightclub terror attack

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Gunmen 'dressed as Santa' attack Turkey club

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AT least one gunman, allegedly disguised as Santa, has killed 35 clubbers inside an Istanbul nightclub in a New Year’s Eve terror attack.

The gunman shot his way into the popular Reina nightclub packed with New Year’s revellers at around 1.30am local time (10.30am AEDT).

The attacker is believed to have opened fire at police outside the nightclub before entering and firing on people inside.

Media reports said more than one assailant may have been involved in the attack.

So Cal Quakes

Thursday, December 29, 2016

UN, Obama Further Radicalize Palestinians

  • Last week's UN Security Council resolution sent the following message to the Palestinians: Forget about negotiating. Just pressure the international community to force Israel to surrender up all that you demand.
  • Abbas and his cronies are more belligerent and defiant than ever. They have chosen the path of confrontation, and not direct negotiations -- to force Israel to its knees.
  • One of Abbas's close associates hinted that the resolution should be regarded as a green light not only to boycott Israel, but also to use violence against it, to "bolster the popular resistance" against Israel -- code for throwing stones and firebombs, and carrying out stabbing and car-ramming attacks against Israelis.
  • The resolution has also encouraged the Palestinians to pursue their narrative that Jews have no historical, religious or emotional attachment to Jerusalem or any other part of Israel.
  • The Gaza-based Hamas and Islamic Jihad see the resolution as another step toward their goal of replacing Israel with an Islamic empire. When Hamas talks about "resistance," it means suicide bombings and rockets against Israel -- it does not believe in "light" terrorism such as stones and stabbings.
  • The UN's highly touted "victory," is a purely Pyrrhic one, in fact a true defeat to the peace process and to the few Arabs and Muslims who still believe in the possibility of coexistence with Israel.

Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake - SUMBAWA REGION, INDONESIA

6.2 - SUMBAWA REGION, INDONESIA

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude6.2
Date-Time
  • 29 Dec 2016 22:30:18 UTC
  • 30 Dec 2016 06:30:18 near epicenter
  • 29 Dec 2016 17:30:18 standard time in your timezone
Location9.066S 118.609E
Depth72 km
Distances
  • 33 km (20 mi) S of Tolotangga, Indonesia
  • 67 km (41 mi) S of Bima, Indonesia
  • 143 km (88 mi) ESE of Sumbawa Besar, Indonesia
  • 154 km (95 mi) WSW of Labuhanbajo, Indonesia
  • 768 km (476 mi) W of Dili, East Timor
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 4.4 km; Vertical 5.1 km
ParametersNph = 126; Dmin = 401.5 km; Rmss = 1.52 seconds; Gp = 26°
Version =
Event IDus 10007nl0
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Monday, December 26, 2016

THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL HAS JUST OFFICIALLY GIVEN EVERY INCH OF EAST JERUSALEM TO THE PALESTINIANS


THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL HAS JUST OFFICIALLY GIVEN EVERY INCH OF EAST JERUSALEM TO THE PALESTINIANS
Barack Obama has just made the worst decision of his entire presidency
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Barack Obama has just made the worst decision of his entire presidency.  On Friday, the UN Security Council adopted resolution 2334, and this never would have happened without the support and approval of Barack Obama.  Since the United States has veto power on the Security Council, no resolution can ever pass unless the United States allows it to pass.
For decades, it has been the policy of the U.S. government to veto all anti-Israel resolutions at the Security Council, and the Israeli government had been expecting that Barack Obama would not suddenly change that policy at the very end of his second term.  Most of the news headlines about resolution 2334 refer to “Israeli settlements”, but the reality of the matter is that this resolution is about much more than that.  The truth is that this resolution has established legally binding parameters for a “two-state solution” that Israel will never accept, and this includes giving every inch of East Jerusalem to the Palestinians.
If you have not read it yet, you can find the full text of resolution 2334 right here.  It is one of the most important documents of our time, so you need to take a few minutes to read it.
In the excerpt below, you will see that this resolution clearly states that East Jerusalem is in “Palestinian territory” and that the Security Council says that it will recognize no changes to the pre-1967 borders except “those agreed by the parties through negotiations”…
Reaffirms that the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territoryoccupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace;
Reiterates its demand that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territoryincluding East Jerusalem, and that it fully respect all of its legal obligations in this regard;
Underlines that it will not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations;

Of course not one inch of East Jerusalem was controlled by Israel prior to the 1967 war.  So the UN Security Council is saying that unless the Palestinians agree to give it up, every single inch of East Jerusalem (including the Temple Mount) belongs to the Palestinians.
As I have explained before, UN Security Council resolutions are considered to be legally binding on the parties.  Now that the Palestinians have been granted full legal ownership over East Jerusalem, does anyone actually believe that they will ever willingly relinquish that?
Today, more than half a million Israelis live in East Jerusalem and the 137 settlements that are scattered throughout the West Bank.

Obama pushed ANTI-ISRAEL UN RESOLUTION

NETANYAHU: OBAMA COORDINATED ANTI-ISRAEL UN RESOLUTION, DEMANDED IT BE PASSED




Obama Inc. is claiming that it merely stood aside and allowed an anti-Israel UN resolution to pass. Netanyahu is saying that Obama Inc. set the whole thing up.
"From the information that we have, we have no doubt that the Obama administration initiated it, stood behind it, co-ordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
"Friends don't take friends to the Security Council," he said.

Netanyahu has avoided such blunt and direct criticisms of Obama in the past. While Obama Inc. has had no problems launching nasty campaigns from the "chickenshit" smear to trying to force Netanyahu out of force, he has been more restrained. Netanyahu is clearly angry at this final betrayal and so are quite a few Israelis and American Jews.
His claim is entirely plausible. We've seen signs before that Obama had coordinated anti-Israel UN resolutions to pressure the Jewish State before. But the goal was usually to offer protection playing good cop and bad cop. This time there's just the bad Obama.
Netanyahu is saying that Obama didn't just stand aside and let it happen. He made it happen.

Muslims Targeting U.S. Churches


December 18, 2016
Muslims Targeting U.S. Churches

St. Peter & Paul Chapel in Cairo Bombed by Muslims in November 2016 killing 25 Christians
In the shadow of the savage killing of a priest by muslims during Mass in Normandy, France (July 2016) and the bombing of St. Peter and St. Paul chapel – a part of St. Mark’s Coptic church in Cairo, Egypt – four weeks ago, UTT has received reports in the last several weeks from law enforcement, pastors, and citizens revealing muslims are conducting pre-operation surveillance inside U.S. churches during services.

The information received by UTT from different states indicates the manner of the surveillance is similar in each case.

Two muslim males will come into a church during the service and sit together in the back of the church.  They will often take pictures and record video.  When approached by concerned ushers they will either tell their questioners they are “interested” in becoming Christians or they will run.
This information has been passed to appropriate law enforcement officials, and UTT is aware of a joint investigation between local police and the FBI in at least one of the cases.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Magnitude 7.7 Chile


M7.7 - OFFSHORE LOS LAGOS, CHILE

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 7.7 Date-Time25 Dec 2016 14:22:27 UTC25 Dec 2016 10:22:27 near epicenter25 Dec 2016 09:22:27 standard time in your timezone

Location43.417S 73.897WDepth33 km

Distances40 km (24 mi) SW of Puerto Quellon, Chile89 km (55 mi) S of Chonchi, Chile105 km (65 mi) S of Castro, Chile171 km (106 mi) S of Ancud, Chile1141 km (707 mi) SSW of Santiago, ChileLocation UncertaintyHorizontal: 5.5 km; Vertical 4.3 kmParametersNph = 88; Dmin = 38.5 km; Rmss = 1.36 seconds; Gp = 46°
Version =Event IDus 10007mn3

For updates, maps, and technical information
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Magnitude 2.1 Earthquake Virginia

M2.1 - VIRGINIA

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 2.1

Date-Time22 Dec 2016 11:22:36 UTC22 Dec 2016 06:22:36 near epicenter22 Dec 2016 06:22:36 standard time in your timezone

Location37.876N 77.623WDepth8 km Distances18 km (11 mi) NW of Ashland, Virginia25 km (15 mi) N of Short Pump, Virginia25 km (15 mi) NNW of Glen Allen, Virginia27 km (16 mi) NNW of Laurel, Virginia38 km (23 mi) NNW of Richmond, VirginiaLocation UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.5 km; Vertical 3.2 kmParametersNph = 14; Dmin = 24.5 km; Rmss = 0.15 seconds; Gp = 67°
Version = 3Event IDse 60032503

For updates, maps, and technical information
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University of Memphis

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

M6.5 - KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA


M6.5 - KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.5
Date-Time21 Dec 2016 00:17:16 UTC21 Dec 2016 09:17:16 near epicenter
20 Dec 2016 19:17:16 standard time in your timezone

Location7.527S 127.874EDepth158 kmDistances278 km (172 mi) ENE of Dili, East Timor372 km (230 mi) ENE of Atambua, Indonesia425 km (263 mi) S of Ambon, Indonesia430 km (266 mi) ENE of Kefamenanu, Indonesia278 km (172 mi) ENE of Dili, East Timor

Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 7.0 km; Vertical 5.5 kmParametersNph = 131; Dmin = 380.6 km; Rmss = 0.94 seconds; Gp = 18°
Version =Event IDus 10007lkw

For updates, maps, and technical information
see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
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Magnitude 6.7, Solomon Islands


M6.7 - SOLOMON ISLANDS

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.7 Date-Time20 Dec 2016 04:21:32 UTC20 Dec 2016 15:21:32 near epicenter 19 Dec 2016 23:21:32 standard time in your time zone
Location10.201S 161.231E

Depth35 kmDistances80 km (49 mi) WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands164 km (101 mi) ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands766 km (474 mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea873 km (541 mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu1131 km (701 mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 5.2 km; Vertical 1.9 kmParametersNph = 103; Dmin = 163.9 km; Rmss = 1.10 seconds; Gp = 21°
Version =Event IDus 200082pp

For updates, maps, and technical information
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Sunday, December 18, 2016

M6.0 - SOLOMON ISLANDS


M6.0 - SOLOMON ISLANDS

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.0
Date-Time18 Dec 2016 05:46:25 UTC18 Dec 2016 16:46:25 near epicenter18 Dec 2016 00:46:25 standard time in your timezone

Location10.227S 161.195EDepth39 kmDistances83 km (51 mi) WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands162 km (100 mi) ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands765 km (474 mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea874 km (541 mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu1132 km (701 mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Location Uncertainty

Horizontal: 8.1 km; Vertical 5.0 kmParametersNph = 102; Dmin = 162.1 km; Rmss = 0.97 seconds; Gp = 21°
Version =Event IDus 2000825r

For updates, maps, and technical information
see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey

WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G1

Space Weather Message Code: WATA20 Serial Number: 758 Issue Time: 2016 Dec 18 2053 UTC

WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G1 Predicted Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day: Dec 19:

None (Below G1) Dec 20: None (Below G1) Dec 21: G1 (Minor) THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 60 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur. Spacecraft - Minor impact on satellite operations possible. Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the U.S. such as northern Michigan and Maine.

Magnitude 6.1 - CENTRAL PERU

M6.1 - CENTRAL PERU

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.1

Date-Time18 Dec 2016 13:30:12 UTC18 Dec 2016 08:30:12 near epicenter

18 Dec 2016 08:30:12 standard time in your timezone

Location10.032S 71.016WDepth618 kmDistances208 km (128 mi) S of Tarauaca, Brazil219 km (135 mi) SSW of Feijo, Brazil269 km (166 mi) WNW of Cobija, Bolivia271 km (168 mi) WNW of Brasileia, Brazil693 km (429 mi) ENE of Lima, Peru

Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 9.7 km; Vertical 5.1 kmParametersNph = 222; Dmin = 314.8 km; Rmss = 1.11 seconds; Gp = 49°
Version =Event IDus 200082an

For updates, maps, and technical information
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Monday, December 12, 2016

Egypt’s Deadliest Church Attack

Middle East and Islam specialist
Egypt’s Deadliest Church Attack
2016/12/12 by Raymond Ibrahim 0 Comments
The worst attack on Egypt’s Christian minority in recent years occurred yesterday, Sunday, December 11, 2016.    St. Peter Cathedral in Cairo, packed with worshippers celebrating Sunday mass, was bombed; at least 27 churchgoers, mostly women and children, were killed and 65 severely wounded. As many of the wounded are in critical condition, the death toll is expected to rise.
As usual, witnesses say that state security was not present and that police took an inordinate amount of time to arrive after the explosion.   Preliminary investigations point to a bomb placed inside an unattended lady’s purse on one of the rear pews of the women’s section.
Mutilated bodies were strewn along the floor and pews of the cathedral.  “I found bodies, many of them women, lying on the pews. It was a horrible scene,” said one witness.
“I saw a headless woman being carried away,” said Mariam Shenouda: “Everyone was in a state of shock. We were scooping up people’s flesh off the floor.  There were children. What have they done to deserve this? I wish I had died with them instead of seeing these scenes.”
In death toll and severity, this attack surpasses what was formerly considered the deadliest church attack in Egypt: a New Year’s Day bombing of a church in Alexandria that killed 23 people in 2011.
Yesterday’s attack was also symbolically more significant:  St. Peter’s Church is attached to and used by St. Mark’s Cathedral, the seat of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Christian church and home to its leader, Pope Tawadros II.
It is to President Sisi’s shame that the deadliest church attack in Egypt occurred on his watch.  Yet it is also unsurprising considering how little has really changed for Egypt’s Christians since Sisi ousted Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in 2012. For starters, although Western and English language media do not report them, there have been several minor and unsuccessful terror attacks on churches in Egypt in recent weeks and months.  Last November, a man hurled an improvised bomb at the entrance of St. George Church in Samalout, Egypt.  Had the bomb detonated—it was dismantled in time—casualties would have been high, as the church building was packed with thousands of worshippers congregating for a special holiday service.
Instances of angry Muslim mobs attacking and killing Christians on the mere rumor that they are trying to build a church, or are meeting to pray in a house church, are also on the rise.  Last summer in Minya—the same place where a 70-year-old Christian woman was stripped naked, savagely beaten, spat on, and paraded in the streets to jeers, whistles, and yells of “Allahu Akbar”—rioting Muslims burned down 80 Christian homes on the rumor that Christians were trying to build a church.[1]   “No one did anything and the police took no pre-emptive or security measures in anticipation of the attacks,” said Bishop Makarios—who is also on record saying that Christians are attacked “every two or three days” in Minya and that the authorities are always turning a blind eye, if not actually aiding or enabling the attacks.

Friday, December 9, 2016

WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G1

Space Weather Message Code: WATA20 Serial Number: 757 Issue Time: 2016 Dec 09 2020 UTC

WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G1 Predicted Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day: Dec 10: G1 (Minor) Dec 11: None (Below G1) Dec 12: None (Below G1) THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 60 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur. Spacecraft - Minor impact on satellite operations possible. Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the U.S. such as northern Michigan and Maine.

Magnitude 6.9 - 94km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

Preliminary Earthquake
Report

Magnitude 6.9

Date-Time9 Dec 2016 19:10:06 UTC
10 Dec 2016 06:10:06 near epicenter

9 Dec 2016 14:10:06 standard time in your timezone
Location10.680S 161.126EDepth10 km

Distances90 km (55 mi) WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands188 km (116 mi) SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands789 km (489 mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea846 km (524 mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu1100 km (682 mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 7.6 km; Vertical 1.8 kmParametersNph = 113; Dmin = 188.3 km; Rmss = 1.53 seconds; Gp = 34°
Version =Event IDus 20007zlq 

For updates, maps, and technical information
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Magnitude 7.8 Solomon Islands

M7.8 - 68km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

2016-12-08 17:38:46 UTC10.665°S   161.335°E41.0 km depth

Magnitude 6.5 W of Ferndale, California

M6.5 - 160km W of Ferndale, California

2016-12-08 14:49:46 UTC40.475°N   126.153°W12.1 km depth

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Magnitude 6.5 - 19km SE of Sigli, Indonesia


M6.4 - NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude6.4

Date-Time6 Dec 2016 22:03:35 UTC7 Dec 2016 05:03:35 near epicenter6 Dec 2016 17:03:35 standard time in your time zone

Location5.308N 96.269EDepth17 kmDistances10 km (6 mi) N of Reuleuet, Indonesia35 km (21 mi) ESE of Sigli, Indonesia49 km (30 mi) WNW of Bireun, Indonesia98 km (60 mi) W of Lhokseumawe, Indonesia647 km (401 mi) WNW of Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaLocation UncertaintyHorizontal: 5.7 km; Vertical 4.0 kmParametersNph = 136; Dmin = 75.6 km; Rmss = 1.25 seconds; Gp = 53°
Version =Event IDus 10007ghm 

For updates, maps, and technical information
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National Earthquake Information Center
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Thursday, December 1, 2016