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Ali Naseer Mohamed, a longtime member of his countrys diplomatic corps and a former Maldives foreign minister, presented his credentials as ambassador to the United States on July 21, 2017, after being appointed on June 28. He is also the non-resident ambassador to Canada, as well as Maldives permanent representative to the United Nations.
Mohamed was born November 2, 1969, in Gaddhoo, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives. He studied business administration at the University of Sydney, Australia, before earning an M.A. in diplomatic studies at the University of Leicester, in England.
Mohamed joined the Maldives Foreign Service in 1985 as an attach in the high commission at Colombo, Sri Lanka. He returned to the Maldives in 1991 as an administrative officer and was made protocol officer in 1994. In 1997, Mohamed was tapped to lead the ministrys research division and in 2001 was made assistant director for research.
Mohamed became assistant director in the Department of External Resources in 2003 and the following year coordinated international relief efforts in Maldives for the aftermath of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. In 2005, Mohamed was appointed assistant director general in the Department of External Resources. He moved to the Political Affairs Directorate in 2007 as director general.
In 2008, Mohamed took time off to work on his Ph.D. in diplomatic studies at Australian National University in Canberra. He was back in the Foreign Relations Ministry in 2012 as an additional secretary in the Policy Planning Division. The following year, he was promoted to foreign secretary, serving until 2017. Speaking at the United Nations Human Rights Council on September 24, 2015, Mohamed made it clear that his government rejected the concept of freedom of religion for its citizens, as well as LGBT and non-traditional forms of families.
As a representative of a low-lying island nation, much of Mohameds focus in foreign relations has been to urge other nations to cooperate to reduce global warming.
Mohamed is married to Azeema Adam, who served as governor of the Maldives Monetary Authority until resigning in August 2017 to join her husband in the United States. She was criticized for inaction after the theft of almost $80 million from the Maldives state-owned tourism promotion company. The couple have a daughter and a son.
A data breach, as conventional wisdom goes, can happen to anyone, but how an organization handles the fallout is what shows us if they care about users at all and Equifax is failing spectacularly at it. One failure after another Following the Thursday announcement that it has suffered a data breach that has resulted in the compromise of sensitive information (including SSNs) of some 143 million US individuals, Equifax has set up a site More
IT security professionals believe the effects of cyber attacks on elections go beyond diminishing confidence in the democratic process, according to a Venafi survey of 296 IT security professionals at Black Hat USA 2017. Seventy-eight percent said they would consider it an act of cyber war if a nation-state was found to have hacked, or attempted to hack, another countrys election. Intelligence agencies have determined that nation-states have already targeted elections globally, including in the More
A powerful X8.2 solar flare erupted from Region 2673, located just around the visible disk, at 16:06 UTC on September 10, 2017, causing R3 - Strong radio blackout and a rapid increase in relativistic proton levels. Within just 3 hours, solar radiation storm reached...... Read more
Rapid deforestation in Cambodia is threatening the health of young children, concludes a new study published in the Lancet Planetary Health. Researchers have found that the loss of dense forest cover in Cambodia is associated with an increased risk of diarrhea, acute respiratory infection and fever in children younger than five years. This is alarming as deforestation has become a contributor to key child mortality factors in Cambodia, said co-author Roman Carrasco of the National University of Singapore (NUS). This study adds to the growing body of research which shows that clearing large swathes of forests can have serious consequences for human health. When Carrascos team analyzed health data from more than 35,000 households collected by the Cambodia Demographic and Health Surveys between 2005 and 2014, they found that loss of dense forest increased rates of diarrhoea, acute respiratory illness, and fever in children. For example, just a 10 percentage point increase in the loss of dense forest near the households was associated with a 14 percent increase in the rate of diarrhea among children. In contrast, a higher coverage of protected areas around the households was linked to a lower incidence of diarrhea and acute respiratory infection in children. It was surprising how clear the signal was all the conditions we were studying that we hypothesized could have a relationship with deforestation (diarrhea, acute respiratory infection, fever) clearly increased after losing dense forests, Carrasco said. Loss of forests can disrupt water cycle leading to water-borne diseases, and also
A severe thunderstorm that swept over Italy on September 10, 2017, causing at least 6 deaths, reached Croatia during the late afternoon hours, dumping heavy rain. Heavy rain continued through the rest of the day and overnight, breaking, in some areas, monthly...... Read more
Florida sheriff's office warns people not to shoot at Hurricane Irma
Wenn ihr mal raten msstet, welche Organisation sich um die Zahlungen fr die Betriebsrenten ihrer Mitarbeiter drckt wer wrde euch da auf Anhieb spontan einfallen?
Richtig! Die FDP!
Nach Informationen des SPIEGEL schuldet die frhere FDP-Bundestagsfraktion einer Rentenkasse mindestens knapp sechs Millionen Euro - fr die laufenden und knftigen Betriebsrenten frherer Mitarbeiter der 2013 aus dem Parlament ausgeschiedenen Fraktion.
In a desperate attempt to raise the morale of the terrorists of the collapsed Daash organization, Israeli enemy aircraft attacked a military post near Masiyaf, in the outskirts of Hama.
The General Command of the army and the armed forces said in a statement received by SANA a copy of the Israeli enemy flight at 2:42 am at dawn today, the launch of several missiles from Lebanese airspace targeting one of our military positions near Masiaf, which led to the death of two elements and the loss of material at the site.
Most government IT executives believe that IT modernization projects increase security challenges as opposed to alleviate them, according to a new study from Unisys. A large percentage of respondents to the study also reported concern about the excessive length of the procurement process and effectiveness of regulatory mandates which they said lead to a check-the-box approach to compliance. The blind survey of 200 federal IT executives, performed by research company Market Connections, asked about More
In the first hour of the show on this past Sunday evening, Doug Hagmann and I discussed two currect events:
The last 40 minutes of the interview focused on the Wasserman Schultz affair. IT was some of the most fascinating radio I have ever been involved in.
New Delhi: The BJP has sent a legal notice to writer and historian Ramachandra Guha for linking the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh to the Sangh parivar.
According to ANI, Karnataka BJP Yuva Morcha secretary Karunakar Khasale was behind the legal notice.
According to The News Minute, Khasalwas has demanded that Guha issue an unconditional apology for his statements within three days of receiving the notice, or civil and criminal proceedings would be initiated against him.
With 56 people detained in the first few days of the DSEI arms fair protests in London and more than 30 arrested just on the 9th, it seems likely the total count for Dsei arrests will top 100 this year, though its worth noting that many of these will be planned arrests involving lock-ons and 
Reading stories of hate crimes committed in the last few years is stomach-churning. It revives nightmares of reporting in Gujarat 2002. A report we wrote called the Survivors Speak recorded the atrocities, rapes and genocide. Weve all read similar stories about Rwanda and Kosovo. Not just gory murders but gruesome, vile, heinous new methods of torturing victims. The selfie addicts cannot resist gleefully video recording their crimes. They delight in recording their victims last moments, the blood, the anguish, the pleading for their lives to be spared.
Its why Harsh Mander, former civil servant and activist writer, and his Karwan e Mohabbat, feel it is important to stop the spread of hate in any form. Suspicion, distrust and generic hatred for the other were not a part of the Indian psyche in spite of sporadic riots, even a decade ago.
When the BJP came to power under Atal Bihari Vajpayee, I thought great. We need a strong opposition. There...
We all know what is happening in Myanmar. Rohingya Muslims are being brutalised, murdered, burnt alive and driven out of their homeland in lakhs. A lot has been written and said on the atrocities against these wretched of the earth, but recently I came across a piece that was so good I thought parts of it must be reproduced here. Maybe there is a solution out there and if not a solution, at least some hope for the Rohingya.
The italicised parts are from the original piece and the regular font, mine.
There was the house which was my world, there was the world of others who also were not free but who were together in prison as a community, and there was the world of the...
Congresss Blitzkrieg on our Retirement Savings Anthony Isola A Teachable Moment, April 23, 2017 Tony Isola, a Certified Financial Planner, brings a vast knowledge of personal finance strategies along with his expertise on the inner workings of the 403b market, which he manages for RWM. Congress is about to declare war on the average
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Around half of industry practitioners see the risk of silent cyber exposure potential cyber-related losses due to silent coverage from insurance policies not specifically designed to cover cyber risk as growing over the coming year, according to Willis Re. Silent cyber exposure In the Willis Re survey, respondents were asked to assess the extent to which, over the next 12 months, the cyber aspect of exposure would increase the likelihood of a covered More
By The Daily Galaxy
Because borates may play an important role in making RNAone of the building blocks of lifefinding boron on Mars further opens the possibility that life could have once arisen on the planet, said Patrick Gasda, a postdoctoral researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory and lead author. Borates are one possible bridge from simple organic molecules to RNA. Without RNA, you have no life. The presence of boron tells us that, if organics were present on Mars, these chemical reactions could have occurred.
The discovery of boron at Mars Gale Crater gives scientists more clues about whether life could have ever existed on the planet, according to the paper, published today in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.RNA (ribonucleic acid) is a nucleic acid present in all modern life, but scientists have long hypothesized an RNA World, where the first proto-life was made of individual RNA strands that both contained genetic information and could copy itself. A key ingredient of RNA is a sugar called ribose. But sugars are notoriously unstable; they decompose quickly in water. The ribose would need another element there to stabilize it. Thats where boron comes in. When boron is dissolved in waterbecoming borateit will react with the ribose and stabilize it for long enough to make RNA.
We detected borates in a crater on Mars thats 3.8 billion years old, younger than the likely formation of life on Earth, said Gasda. Essentially, this tells us that the conditions from which life could have potentially grown may have existed on ancient Mars, independent from Earth.
The boron found on Mars was discovered in calcium sulfate mineral veins, meaning the boron was present in Mars groundwater, and provides another indication that some of the groundwater in Gale Cater was habitable, ranging between 0-60 degrees Celsius (32-140 degrees Fahrenheit) and with neutral-to-alkaline pH.
The boron was identified by the rovers laser-shooting ChemCam (Chemistry and Camera) instrument, which was developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory in conjunction with the French space agency. Los Alamos work on discovery-driven instruments like ChemCam stems from the Labora...
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The Situation In The Markets Is Much Worse Than You Realize by Steve St. Angelo SRSRocco Report Its about time that I share with you all a little secret. The situation in the markets is much worse than you...
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(ZHE) In what is either a generous act of charity or an unnerving example of the control Tesla exercises over the vehicles it producers, or perhaps both, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has magically unlocked the batteries of every Tesla in Florida to maximize the distance that people fleeing from Hurricane Irma can travel before stopping to refuel at one of the companys superstation charging centers.
Typically, these types of over-the-air upgrades can cost thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars.
But Musk is temporarily offering full battery capacity to all owners of Model S/X 60/60D vehicles with 75 kilo watt battery packs, according to Electrek, a blog that covers electric vehicles.
The upgrade will surely help Floridians who are still rushing to escape as the now category 3 storm makes its second landfall near Naples. The upgrade will last through Saturday.
As a Tesla spokesperson explained to Electrek, the company decided on the mass-unlocking strategy after a customer called and asked if the company could upgrade his battery because he was trying to flee the storm. Teslas Supercharger network is fairly extensive in Florida and most owners should be able to get by even with a Model S 60 (the shortest range option).
A Tesla Model S 60 owner in Florida told Electrek that his Tesla was getting 40 more miles without a charge after Tesla had temporarily unlocked the remaining 15 kilo watts of the cars software-limited battery pack.
The company says that a Tesla owner in a mandatory evacuation zone required another ~30 more miles of range to optimize his evacuation route in the traffic and they reached out to Tesla who agreed to a temporary access to the full 75 kWh of energy in the battery pack, an upgrade that has cost between $4,500 and $9,000 depending on the model and time of upgrade.
The company also decided to temporarily unlock other vehicles with the same software-lock battery packs in the region.
Teslas supercharger network is fairly extensive in Florida and most owners should be able to get by even with a Model S 60 (the shortest range option), but sometimes that 30 more miles of range can make a big difference.
Most of the supercharger stations in the state are still open:
Be sitting down for this one! Via: Guardian: Redemption Camp has 5,000 houses, roads, rubbish collection, police, supermarkets, banks, a fun fair, a post office even a 25 megawatt power plant. In Nigeria, the line between church and city is rapidly vanishing.
On September 11, 2001, Islamic terrorists attacked New
The Muslim killers flew planes into the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center killing 2,606 innocent Americans.
Donald Trump visited Ground Zero after the attacks.
New York remembers Donald Trumps support for the
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If you read my previous
post on measuring security, you know I broke measuring into
three categories. I have no good reason to do this other than it's
something that made sense to me. There are without question better
ways to split these apart, I'm sure there is even overlap, but
that's not important. What actually matters is to start a
discussion on measuring what we do. The first topic is about
measuring security that directly adds to revenue such as a product
The concept of making money is simple enough. You take a resource such as raw materials, money, even people in some instances. Usually it's all three. You take these resources then transform them into something new and better. The new creation is then turned into money, or revenue, for your
business. If you have a business that doesn't make more money than it spends you have a problem. If you have a business that doesn't make any money you have a disaster.
This is easy enough to understand, but let's use a grossly simplified example to make sure we're all on the same page. Let's say you're making widgets. I suppose since this is a security topic we should call them BlockWidgetChain. In our fictional universe you spend $10 on materials and people. Make sure you can track how much something costs, you should be able to determine how much of that $10 is materials and how much is people. You then you sell the BlockWidgetChain for $20. That means you spent $10 to make $20. This should make sense to anyone who understands math (or maths for you English speakers).
Now let's say you have a competitor who makes BlockChainWidgets. They're the same thing basically, but they have no idea how much it costs them to make BlockChainWidgets. They know if they charge more than $20 they can't compete because BlockWidgetChains cost $20. Their solution is to charge $20 and hope the books work out.
I've not only described the business plan for most startups but also a company that's almost certainly in trouble. You have to know how much you spend on resources. If you spend more than you're charging for the product that's a horrible business model. Most of security works like this unfortunately. We have no idea how much a lot of what we do costs, we certainly don't know how much value it adds to the bottom line. In many instances we cannot track spendi.........
Was fr ein Glck, dass wir es nur mit einem Waffennarren zu tun haben, nicht etwa mit einem Islamisten!
Ach komm, die Reichsbrger, die wollen doch blo spielen! Da muss man nicht mit SEK die Tr eintreten und die erstmal fnf Jahre in Sicherheitsverwahrung nehmen!
Hier ist einer fr die Verschwrungstheoretiker unter euch: Die Propaganda-Matrix.
Gute Laune? Da kann ich abhelfen! Heiko Maas in der Frankfurter Rundschau ber die Verfassungsfeindlichkeit der AfD.
Die Partei, die uns die Agenda 2010 gebracht hat, vom Arbeitsamt verhngte Zwangsarbeit und Gngelei der Schwchsten der Gesellschaft, die Partei, die es gleichzeitig immer noch wagt, im Wahlkampf soziale Gerechtigkeit zu versprechen, DIESE Partei hat DIE STIRN, uns jetzt zu erzhlen, die AfD sei verfassungsfeindlich?!
Der Mann, der unser Zeitalter der Aufklrung und Presse- und Meinungsfreiheit mit seinem "Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz" in ein dunkles Zeitalter nicht nur der Internetzensur, sondern der privatisierten Internetzensur zurckwerfen will. DER erzhlt uns jetzt hier einen vom Pferd, wie verfassungsfeindlich die AfD ist?
Ich bin ja kein Freund der AfD, aber die mussten bisher noch nicht wegen ihrer Verfassungsfeindlichkeit vom Verfassungsgericht zurckgepfiffen werden. Ganz im Gegenteil zu den honorigen "Verfassungsbewahrern" von CDU und SPD.
Update: Oh, und:
Vor den freiheitlichen Brgerrechten, die sich aus dem Grundgesetz ergeben, hat die AfD wenig Respekt. Ihre Forderung, dass Untersuchungshaft gegen Verdchtige auch ohne Vorliegen von Haftgrnden verhngt werden soll, verstt gegen die verfassungsmige Unschuldsvermutung und das rechtsstaatliche Verhltnismigkeitsprinzip.Ja! Der Mann mit der Vorratsdatenspeicherung wirft jetzt anderen vor, die Unschuldsvermutung und das Verhltnismigkeitsprinzip zu untergraben!
Update: Auch ein Hinweis auf die unendliche Haft in Bayern passt an dieser Stelle gut.
Hey, das Mautsystem war teuer und hat unsere Grundrechte verletzt, aber wenigstens funktioniert es halbwegs, oder?
Nun, h, nein.
Nach Informationen der Sddeutschen Zeitung flieen privaten Autobahnbetreibern seit fast zwei Jahren zu hohe Einnahmen aus der Lkw-Maut zu. Dem Bundeshaushalt sind den Angaben aus Regierungskreisen zufolge bereits Mittel in zweistelliger Millionenhhe entgangen, weil das Abrechnungssystem nicht zwischen kleinen 7,5-Tonnen- und groen Zwlf-Tonnen-Lkw unterscheiden kann.m(
In Nigeria bauen die Kirchen jetzt sowas wie eine Stadt auf um ein Camp namens "Redemption Camp", das vor 30 Jahren gebaut wurde, um einmal im Jahr Ort fr eine Messe zu sein. Aber die Leute sind einfach da wohnen geblieben.
Die Preise pro MWh fr Windfarmen sind jetzt bei 60% von Atomenergie in UK. Und das ist so, obwohl bei der Nuklear-Option die Entsorgungskosten nicht eingepreist sind sondern separat auf den Steuerzahler zukommen. Auf der anderen Seite gibt es Subventionen fr die Windfarm. Aber mit so niedrigen Preisen hatte niemand gerechnet.
Last Wednesday, Dr. J. Leroy Hulsey of the University of Alaska Fairbanks presented the findings and conclusion of his teams two-year engineering study evaluating whether fire caused the collapse of World Trade Center 7 on September 11, 2001.
Many 9/11 Truth researchers focus on the mysterious collapse of World Trade Center 7 (WTC7) as the smoking gun evidence that Americans were lied to about the attacks. WTC7 was not hit by a plane, yet it collapsed at 5:20 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2001. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the collapse was caused by office fires leading to thermal expansion of the buildings supportive columns and girders.
Dr. Hulseys presentation, A Structural Reevaluation of the Collapse of World Trade Center 7, September 2017 Progress Report, detailed how his team eliminated fire as the cause of the collapse of the 47-storey building. Hulsey explained that NISTs report on the collapse found fires on floors 7 through 9, 11 through 14, 19, 22, 29, and 30. However, there is no evidence of fire below floor 7, Hulsey said.
Watch Hulseys presentation below:
You have to ask yourself lots of questions Where is the combustibility in this building? Did WTC7 collapse because of fires? Hulsey asked during his presentation. Our study shows that it did not collapse because of fires. This revelation matches what Hulsey told MintPress News in September 2016, when his teams preliminary finding was that fire did not produce the failure at this particular building, adding additional calculations are further substantiating the finding.
Dr. Hulsey and his team developed an AutoCAD drawing that they then used to create a virtual geography of the building. The research team first partnered with the non-profit Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth in May of 2015 to study of the collapse of WTC7. They did not release their final report in April 2017 as originally planned, but Hulsey said a draft report of the study will be released in October or November 2017 and will be open for public comment for a six-week period. I am still examining the progressive collapse. We thought we would be complete by the time announced but it is taking longer than I expected, Hulsey told MintPress. I simply am not going to release it until I am sure we are totally correct.
A final report will be published in early 2018 and submitted to peer-reviewed journals. It is my plan to provide the opportunity for public and technical input, a form of review and peer review, Dr. Hulsey stated. I will have it reviewed during this time frame. Once we have gone through that preliminary review; I will submit the findings to peer...
Sokoto and Zamfara state governments have completed the repairs of the 214 km Sokoto-Gusau federal highway to ease transportation challenges encountered by commuters plying the important route. This was contained in a statement issued in Sokoto Monday by Malam Imam Imam, the spokesman to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State. The road, which connects Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Katsina all through to Kaduna states, was fixed at the cost of N100 million. The two states combined resources to fix the road as it is the main link between their capitals and other...
By S.D. Wells
Theres one reason the United States has such loose regulations when it comes to allowing known carcinogens and health-crippling chemicals to be put in our most popular food products: Its a big bread winner for the pharmaceutical industry. Why? Its almost inevitable in America that once you start reeling from the effects of eating chemicals that you will visit a medical doctor, who will then prescribe chemical drugs to manage the symptoms of toxic food additive disorder.
You see, most countries around the world have a universal healthcare insurance system that provides relative equality of access, with fees set and maintained by a government committee. That means the government wants their citizens to be healthy in order to protect the people and the national budget. In America, however, the sicker the citizens get, the more money gets pocketed by the government, the sick care industry, and of course the toxic food industry, all of which have free reign over the US regulatory industries, such as the FDA, the CDC and the USDA.
That, my friends, is why its not a conspiracy theory that most conventional food in the USA is loaded with food toxins, including artificial flavors, colors, hormones, antibiotics, bleach, ammonia, conditioners, preservatives, industrial pollutants, insecticides and weedkiller. This is another reason why medical doctors in the USA are never trained or educated about nutrition in medical school. Why would a doctor trained to push chemical drugs for a living get training on how to help people eat foods that are chemical-free? It just wouldnt make sense to the insidious Ponzi scheme we know as chronic symptom-management healthcare today. Here come the eight known food poisons most of the world bans, except for the USA.
Originally patented as a flame retardant, brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is a synthetic chemical that can be found in numerous popular drinks in the USA, including sodas and sports drinks. Would you consume a beverage that you knew contained a little bit of gasoline, kerosene or diesel fuel? Why not? Is that becau...
Karl Marxs vision of communism is a utopian society of to each according to his needs, from each according to his abilities. By that measure, New York mayor Bill de Blasio, aka Warren Wilhelm Jr., is through and through a Continue reading
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Greece ranked as the worst place in the world to live as expat. This is the result of an online survey conducted among expats by Expat Insider, a networking group of Internations. In the survey Expat Insider asked respondents to rate and provide information about how it is to live as expat in 65 countries
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Featured image: Salvador Allende
On September 11, 1973, Salvador Allendes democratic government in Chile was ousted by United States-backed forces in one of the Cold Wars defining moments. Allende himself was killed during the coup while his presidential palace,
Cutting to the chase- It's clear the PKK/YPG thugs
backed by the US need Deir ez Zor for the creation of Israel
2.0 aka Kurdistan. They need the resources to be viable. They need
to DENY Syria access to their own resources in order to leave what
will remain of Syria vulnerable , weak & dependent on the
unlawfully, immorally created new territory. Water control and
denial is also an issue - Israel 2.0 has been being created
in plain site. Employing the ruse of the 'fight against ISIS' as
the smoke cover to ethnically cleanse and displace the resident
Th need of the oil rich Syrian territory explains quite clearly why this operation by the US backed terrorist Kurd army is called Jazeera Storm. Jazeera being the "familiar name for north-east Syria" which has been annexed and is controlled by the Kurds.. Hence it's a Kurdish storm come down to wreak havoc on Syria and her army.
interesting map at link
The duelling battles for Deir el-Zour highlight the importance of the oil-rich eastern province, which has become the latest focus of the international war against IS, raising concerns of an eventual clash between the two sides.
The US-trained Deir el-Zour Military Council said it was calling its operation Jazeera Storm, after the familiar name for north-east Syria.
The Military Council is a part of the predominantly-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which enjoys broad US military support.
The troops arrival to Deir el-Zour city brings Syrian forces and their allies a step closer to controlling the oil-rich eastern province and its capital bordering Iraq, a major boost for Tehrans growing influence in the area.
The region has some of Syrias largest oil fields, whose revenue is vital to the states dried coffers.
Syrias military command announced on Saturday they had captured the provinces Taym oil field from IS militants on Saturday.
Washington has been dete...
16 Years Ago Today
Sixteen years ago today the US came under attack by
2,997 people were murdered in a series of coordinated attacks by the Islamic group Al-Qaeda.
President George W. Bush later famously proclaimed: I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And, the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.
George W. Bush: Bullhorn Speech to Emergency Rescue Workers at 9/11 Ground Zero, New York, delivered 14 September 2001.
Heres a beautiful tribute to the victims of the 9-11
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David Eisenbach, a Columbia University professor, said he will submit an amicus brief in a lawsuit filed by families of people killed in the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
New evidence in a 9/11 lawsuit against the government of Saudi Arabia alleges the kingdoms embassy in Washington, DC, may have funded a test run for the deadly attacks in 2001, according to the New York Post. Sean Carter, the lead attorney for the 9/11 plaintiffs, stated wihtout hesitation, Weve long asserted that there were longstanding and close relationships between al Qaeda and the religious components of the Saudi government.
Additionally the NY Post is reporting the following:
Two years before the airliner attacks, the Saudi Embassy paid for two Saudi nationals, living undercover in the US as students, to fly from Phoenix to Washington in a dry run for the 9/11 attacks, alleges the amended complaint filed on behalf of the families of some 1,400 victims who died in the terrorist attacks 16 years ago.
The court filing provides new details that paint a pattern of both financial and operational support for the 9/11 conspiracy from official Saudi sources, lawyers for the plaintiffs say. In fact, the Saudi government may have been involved in underwriting the attacks from the earliest stages including testing cockpit security
Citing FBI documents, the complaint alleges that the Saudi students ...
Are Elite Controllers a fantasy? Read this.
by Jon Rappoport
September 11, 2017
We rarely get a chance to see a smoking gun that proves elite controllers are running the show from behind the curtain.
Thats why there is a curtain.
So Im republishing a conversation between two members of the Rockefeller Trilateral Commission (TC) and a US reporter.
First, a bit of background:
In 1969, four years before birthing the TC with David Rockefeller, Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote: [The] nation state as a fundamental unit of mans organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force. International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation state.
Goodbye, separate nations.
Any doubt on the question of TC goals is answered by David Rockefeller himself, the founder of the TC, in his Memoirs (2003): Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as internationalists and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structureone world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.
Who is in charge of destroying national economies, in order to create a new international order?
Who keeps pushing new economy-destroying trade treaties?
Who demands that these treaties must be ratified?
Who is in the business of killing jobs and hope?
Who demands that more US jobs disappear overseas and never come back?
The Trilateral Commission (TC).
The original stated goal of the TC was to create a new international economic order.
Here is a stunning piece of forgotten history, a 1978 conversation between a US reporter and two members of the Trilateral Commission. (Source: Trilateralism: The Trilateral Commission and Elite Planning for World Management; ed. by Holly Sklar, 1980, South End Press, Pages 192-3).
The conversation was public knowledge at the time.
Anyone who was anyone in Washington politics, in media, in think-tanks, had access to it. Understood its meaning.
But no one shouted from the rooftops. No one used the conversation to force a scandal. No one protested loudly.
The conversation revealed that the entire basis of the US Constitution had been torpedoed, that the people who were running US nat...
I am one guy living in a little flat on the Isle of Wight and strictly a member of no organisation but suddenly I am a global threat?? If I am so crazy, what could be the problem? Exposing the truth about world events is, of course, the problem and everything else is an effort to demonise me and discredit my information. Mind you, they have been trying for nearly 30 years and the numbers looking at my work worldwide just go on soaring. Keep trying chaps if you want to waste your time, but the world is waking up. Just for the record: Am I using reptilians as a metaphor for Jews? ABSOLUTELY NOT. When I say reptilians I mean REPTILIANS. Sorry to disappoint you. This is a report in the Times of Israel about the Yair Netanyahu posting. Read more Who is Yair Netanyahu?
The attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11) left nearly 3,000 dead in NYC, Washington D.C. and over Pennsylvania. The attacks transformed America into a deepening police state at home and a nation perpetually at war abroad.
The official narrative claims
Strangled to death after exposing MK Ultra and Monarch mind control programs. A former New York Times reporter was found strangled to death shortly after she exposed the CIAs MK Ultra and Monarch mind control programs.Sarah Kershaw was found dead at her apartment in the Dominican Republic where she had recently moved with her husband 
Minneapolis, MN On the evening of September 7, 2017, dozens gathered on the University of Minnesota (UMN) Minneapolis campus and marched in an open show of resistance against rape and fraternity culture during the fraternities prime recruitment week.
Individuals had been invited to gather at 9pm on the East bank of the Minneapolis UMN campus to Start off the school year right and dance against the frats and capitalist heteropatriarchy! Members of the Unlawful Assembly Marching Band were in attendance to provide live, mobile music for the dance party.
As the band began their first song people started dancing and walking on the sidewalk down SE University Avenue, heading down frat row the location of the majority of fraternity houses near the UMN campus. The group quickly took to the streets behind a large pink banner, its message Kill Rapists emblazoned in large black glittery letters and accompanied by images of a chefs knife and brass knuckles.
The group turned north immediately after Zeta Psi fraternity and then marched west on SE 4th Street in front of the fraternities located there. Chants included Fuck the frats, Smash rape culture, Kill Rapists, and Well be back.
This past week marked the beginning of the UMN 2017-2018 school year, as well as rush week when Greek letter org...
Melbourne: India on Friday (September 8) took up with Australia a recent offensive advertisement which features Ganesha and other divinities promoting the consumption of lamb meat and demanded its withdrawal.
The advertisement was released last Monday by the Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), triggering protests from the Indian community in the country.
High Commission is taking note of the protests of Indian community in Australia, have made a demarche to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Communication and Arts and Department of Agriculture bringing to their notice an offensive advertisement by Meat and Livestock Australia that hurt the religious sentiments of the Indian community, the Indian High Commission in Canberra said in a statement.
In a video advertisement released by MLA recently, Ganesha along with other religious figures is found to be toasting lamb, which the Indian community considers to be offensive and hurting their religious sentiments.
The Consulate General of India in Sydney has taken up the matter directly with MLA and urged them to withdraw the advertisement, it said.
A number of community associations have also registered their protest with the government of Australia and MLA.
MLAs latest campaign for lamb features a number...
The Government Has Manipulated Our Weather for Decades Video TruthStream Media Americans used to know about this but those who did seem to have largely forgotten, and nowadays we just arent told anything at all. This used to be...
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Frost & Sullivan found that the DDoS mitigation market generated a revenue of $816 million in 2016 and is expected to register a CAGR of 17.1 percent through 2021. Threat actors continuous development of new techniques to overwhelm their targets defenses and improve effectiveness of their DDoS attacks in terms of scale, frequency, stealth, and sophistication, are factors driving rapid growth. DDoS attacks are on the rise Attacks have become more extensive and are testing More
Indias higher education system has claimed yet another Dalit life as the struggle to democratise it meets with another failure. Anitha, who excelled in the Tamil Nadu State Board high school examination, had to resort to suicide when all doors of getting a medical seat were closed on her. This resulted from the Madras high court and Supreme Court quashing the petition to exempt Tamil Nadu from the ambit of the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET), in which Anitha was herself an impleader.
Her death, 20 months after the...
New Delhi: Rattled by the recent spate of derailments, the Indian Railways has decided to pause the laying of new lines for three months in order to fully concentrate on replacing the damaged tracks across the country.
The new railways dispensation has also decided to man all the unmanned level crossings within a year. Till now, the practice was to utilise maximum available new rails for laying new tracks. The replacement of damaged and stressed rail lines was secondary.
Every year, the railways procures about 5,000-km long new rails from the Steel Authority of India (SAIL), out of which 3,000-3,500 km rails used to be utilised for laying new tracks, including doubling, trebling and gauge conversion.
In a recent safety review meeting, the new railway minister Piyush Goyal took the drastic decision of not joining the race for adding new lines and instead utilise the available rails only for track renewal purpose.
Currently, the railways is laying about 7 kms of new rail in a day and the aim was to increase it to at least 12 kms per day.
However, taking strong exception to the ongoing practice, Goyal told the concerned officials present in the high-level meeting to ful...
The Junta ordered a hike in the price of bread from 11 to 40 escudos. While food prices had skyrocketed, wages had been frozen. From one day to the next, an entire country had been precipitated into abysmal poverty; in less than a year the price of bread in Chile increased thirty-six fold.
Geller Report, by Pamela Geller, September 11, 2017: On the morning of September 11, 2001, the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history took place when four commercial airliners were hijacked by Muslim terrorists. The first two planes, American Airlines Flight Continue reading
Kurds in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish region of Iraq, show their support for an independent Kurdistan (Photo: SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)
By Helmet Maroufi
Talking and writing about human right is maybe simple, but when you are talking or writing about a human rights of a forgotten nation, it is completely different. The Kurds, the largest nation in the world without a state, number 45 million people who have been divided between Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey.
The Kurds have experienced every kind of death dying in prisons, dying by bombs, dying fighting for freedom and dying fighting against terrorism on behalf of the entire world.
But the world looks upon the Kurds like they are watching a movie like Spartacus, not more. The world needs two things above all else oil and money. Humans rights are beautiful words but worthless.
The Kurdistan areas are rich. They are replete with oil, gold, aluminum, mercury, iron, gas and more. Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria have no intention of giving up such wealth.
The SykesPicot Agreement, officially known as the Asia Minor Agreement, was a secret agreement made in 1916 between the United Kingdom and France and to which the Russian empire assented.
The agreement defined their mutually agreed spheres of influence and control in southwest Asia and was based on the premise that these parties (known as the Triple Entente) would succeed in defeating the Ottoman Empire in World War I.
The SykesPicot Agreement profoundly influenced the Kurds perhaps even more than all the other peoples who were negatively affected by the agreement. It left them scattered over parts of Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Syria countries in which the Kurds are treated, to this day, as if they never belonged.
All things Kurdish are forbidden to have...
This video from London, England says about itself:
Rohingya genocide protest London 9/9/2017
Please show support to stop the ethnic cleansing taking place in Burma.
By Steve Sweeney in Britain:
London protests at brutal killings
Monday 11th September 2017
THOUSANDS gathered in London at the weekend to condemn the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
On Saturday hundreds gathered at Downing Street as they urged the government to intervene and stop the slaughter of the countrys persecuted minority.
They urged the British government to speak out and blasted the mainstream media for its silence over the killing of thousands of Muslims.
Protesters demanded that Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi be stripped of her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, accusing her of being complicit in the atrocities.
Muslims make up around 4 per cent of mainly Buddhist Myanmar, with around 1.1 million Rohingya living in the Rakhine area of the country. They are denied citizenship and have been persecuted for decades.
Thousands have been killed following an offensive by Myanmars army, which started in August, and around 65,000 are believed to have crossed the border into Bangladesh as refugees.
Earlier this week 157 MPs called on Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to suspend training of the Myanmar military amid reports of...
Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Good morning, Im still reporting on: Who Says National Debt is Good??, 1782 Synopsis: On Wednesday, President Trump in a surprise move supported a Democrat plan to raise the debt ceiling for 3 months to clear the way for other agenda items like Tax Reform. Trump knows that adding additional national debt is unnecessary, however, its a battle he has decided to at least postpone until things calm down inside the beltway. But outside the beltway, the battle rages over whether or not a national debt is as the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, put it: a blessing or as I would put it, a curse of the debt money system. ZeroHedge published an article recently that quoted a professor of economics who claimed that if the government paid off its debt, wed sink into a massive depression. The implication was that the national debt was a good thing. According to Professor Randall Wray, a professor of economics at Bard College: Actually, Prof. Wray is right as far as his understanding goes. If the debt were paid off wed have no national money because all money denominated in Federal Reserve Notes, or their electronic equivalents, is backed by an interest-bearing debt. Yes, its true. This country is saddled economically by the worst of all monetary systems the debt money system. But the good news is it doesnt have to be that way. Heres why. First of all, in the current system, when Congress authorizes a rise in the borrowing limit, what happens. The Treasury Dept. prints up interest-bearing bonds, notes and bills and has bond dealers sell them into the worldwide market. People, corporations and sovereign nations the world over put up real cash to buy these bonds because they are considered the worlds safest investment and pay a fixed rate of interest. After the bond dealers take their cut, the cash raised goes into the national coffers to fund the government. But, this historic accumulation of national debt is not without consequence. Currently, we, the taxpayers of America pay over $267 billion dollars per year in interest on this national debt that Prof. Wray thinks is of trivial import. Thats 6.8% of annual federal spending, the 5th-largest budget item. So, if all our money is the creation of this debt/bond-selling process, if we were to pay it off, we would have no money at all. But, as Wray points out, what if we just paid off a third of our debt, that would reduce the money supply by 1/3rd. Well, as it happens thats exactly what happened in the early 1930s and led to what? The Great Depression. Support Our Sponsors: - Life Change Tea: Rid Your Body From Toxins! https://www.GetTheTea.com - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. https.......
Working from his home office in a small town in England, Darren Williams spent four weeks this summer making a short but startling video that raises novel questions about the 2001 attack on the Pentagon. The video, "9/11: Pentagon Strike," suggests that it was not American Airlines Flight 77 that slammed into the Pentagon, but a missile or a small plane.
The AFL has not responded to questions about how its CEO came to mislead the public that the organisation had met with a former player at the centre of a growing storm around racism allegations.
The AFL has also refused to explain why Gillon McLachlan, the CEO of the wealthiest sporting code in Australia, claimed the issue was about the mental health of the player, rather than the allegations of racism leveled at other players and officials.
A fortnight ago, former Collingwood star, Hritier Lumumba of Brazilian and Conoglese heritage publicly revealed in a documentary on SBS that his nickname among some players in the early days of his time at the Collingwood Football Club was Chimp.
Lumumba also revealed that after he spoke out publicly about club president Eddie McGuires racial slur of Adam Goodes (McGuire suggested in 2013 that Goodes should be used to promote the film King Kong) he was targeted by senior officials within Collingwood, and eventually forced out after a decade playing for the club.
In a statement to media last week, Gillon McLachlan claimed that the AFL had met with Lumumba to address his concerns. But emails obtained by New Matilda reveal the AFL was still trying to secure a meeting with Lumumba the day after they claim to have met with him.
Lumumba maintains he has never met with the AFL, and only had a brief interaction with Tanya Hosch, General Manager of Inclusion and Social Policy.
Hosch had turned up to the screening of Marngrook, an AFL television show, and waited backstage for Lumumba. They spoke for several minutes, before agreeing to meet later in the week. That meeting never took place the AFL continued to publicly smear Lumumba, claiming that his mental health was the real problem.AFL star Heritier Lumumba, in a screencap from a documentary Fair Game which began airing on SBS on Sunday September 3.
Four days later, in response to scathing criticism of the popular F.........
By Dr. Mercola
The quality, quantity, and composition of the bacteria in your gut have enormous influence on your brain. Dr. David Perlmutter explores this phenomenon in great detail in his new book, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain-for Life.
Dr. Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and a fellow of the American College of Nutrition (ACN). He also has a clinic in Naples, Florida, and hes been very active in publishing his findings in peer-reviewed medical journals.
His previous book, Grain Brain, topped the New York Times bestseller list for 54 weeks. In my view, Dr. Perlmutter is probably the leading natural medicine neurologist in the US.
Certainly, most neurologists fail to consider how lifestyle impacts the neurological disorders they diagnose and treat every day, and prevention is an area of utmost importance as we still do not have effective treatments for many of the most common brain disorders.
Were now recognizing from research at our most well-respected institutions from around the globe that the gut bacteria are wielding this very powerful sword of Damocles, he says.
They determine whether were going to have a healthy brain or not, whether our brain is going to function well or not, and whether our brain is going to become diseased or not. Who knew that wed be referring back to the gut?
It turns out that this notion of reductionismwhere your body is reduced to its individual partsis completely nonsensical and grossly flawed. As explained by Dr. Perlmutter, every system in your body interrelates in a way that ultimately causes the manifestation of either health or disease.
In a previous interview, Dr. Perlmutter discussed specific dietary factors that influence your...
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja this afternoon ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to proceed with the recall process of the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye. The court also dismissed the suit by Dino challenging the validity of the process of recalling him by his constituents. Electorates from Dinos constituency had gathered signatures and forwarded same to INEC seeking for his recall from the Senate. Dino had however approached the court challenging the validity of the recall process. However, the trial judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba,...
It's been 16 years since 9/11 Americans are less free, terrorism is rampant, war is perpetual, and the police state is thriving.
North Korea appears to be preparing for another ballistic missile launch after marking its founding anniversary on Saturday, Radio Free Asia reported Friday.
Workers started repairing an underground missile launch pad in Samjiyon, Ryanggang Province. Signs show that the regime is replacing an old Paektusan-1 or Taepodong-1 missile with a new Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, sources told RFA.
Rebar and cement bags camouflaged are being brought into the missile base secretly at dead of night every day. The underground missile bases in Samjiyon sit 2,000 m above sea level, and missiles launched from here can fly much farther away than from other known bases.
A Cheong Wa Dae official said, Were keeping a close watch on North Korean activities and discussing how to react if they provoke again.
Meanwhile, the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission here said it has finally found some traces of radioactive xenon from the Norths recent nuclear test.
The North Korean regime warned the US will pay a due price if UNSC sanctions are passed.
U.S. will pay due price if new UNSC sanctions approved: DPRK foreign ministry https://t.co/tclXGhNAo9
NK NEWS (@nknewsorg) September 11, 2017
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RYAD KRAMDI/AFP | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arriving in Algiers late September 10, 2017
The Algerian presidency said Maduro and his Algerian hosts would also review the situation on world oil markets.
It did not elaborate or say whether a meeting was planned with ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 80.
Maduro said on Friday he planned to start selling oil, gas and all other products that Venezuela sells with new currencies, including the Chinese yuan, the Japanese yen, the Russian ruble, the Indian rupee among others.
An economy free from the US imperialist system is possible, he said during a television broadcast.
Washingtons tough new sanctions on Caracas bar American banks from trading in new bonds issued by Venezuelas government or the state-run oil company PDVSA.
The goal is to restrict the South American countrys access to vital bond and equity markets.
Both Algeria and Venezuela are members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries cartel, and have been hard hit by low oil prices following a market slump in 2014.
Venezuela has to make $3.8 billion in debt payments in October and November, while its foreign currency reserves have sunk under $10 billion.
The slump in crude oil prices has forced Algerias government to raise taxes and mothball many public projects as the country struggles with high unemployment.
Maduro arrived from Astana where he attended a summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
A service truck drives past an oil well in North Dakota, November 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Cullen
Love this response by US Open winner, Sloane Stephens.
(And just in case you were wondering exactly how big a cheque it was, it was made out for. $3.7 million).
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A team of scientists at Boston Childrens Hospital now says a rare genetic mutation could have caused some people to display the stereotypical traits of vampires. Thought to be fictional until now, a blood disorder could give vampiric qualities to those with the gene.
They are allergic to daylight and garlic and a crucifix will keep them away from you. But perhaps the most feared trait of vampires is the blood sucking of innocent people. Now, according to AOL, its as simple as a doctors explanation.
Well, the skins sensitivity to light has an explanation anyway. The doctor explained to the United Kingdom paper The Sun, there is actually a condition called erythropoietic protoporphyria or EPP. Its a blood disorder that affects kids and makes their skin sensitive to light. They could even get disfiguring blisters if they are in the sun too long, all because their iron levels are too low. Its basically like being chronically anemic.
Of course, this medical condition still doesnt explain where exactly the vampires have no reflection idea stems from, but nonetheless, can explain at least a few of the most typical stereotypes.
The condition anemia results when there are not enough healthy red blood cells in the body. There are many types of anemia and all are very different in their causes and treatments. Iron-deficiency anemia, the most common type, is very treatable with dietary changes and iron supplements. The condition EPP affects the bodys ability to make heme, which helps make hemoglobin part of our blood that helps carry oxygen. Like anemics, it means that those who suffer from this condition have iron levels that are way too low.
The researchers who have begun studying EPP said, that unlike anemia, in ancient times drinki...
Summary of events in West Papua for August -11 Sept. 2017
Pacific Islands Forum
The 48th Pacific Islands Forum was held from 4-8 September in Apia, Samoa. In a series of meetings starting with the Smaller Islands States Leaders Meeting on the 4 September, it ended with the Forum Leaders Retreat on the 8 September. The theme of this years meeting The Blue Pacific Our Sea of Islands.
Leading up to the Forum, CSOs in the region called on the PIF leaders to continue to press Jakarta to allow a fact finding mission to West Papua. http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/338676/west-papua-advocacy-groups-urge-forum-action
A not very strong mention of West Papua in the official communiqu. At best it got a mention.
d) West Papua (Papua)
37. Leaders recognised the constructive engagement by the Forum countries with Indonesia with respect to elections and human rights in West Papua and Papua and to continue a dialogue in an open and constructive manner.
48th Pacific Islands Forum Communique
However, leading up to and during the Forum, it was encouraging to see a lot of media attention on the issue of West Papua thanks to the ongoing awareness raising by the people of the region.
Nauru will host the next forum in 2018
Leaders also unanimously reappointed Dame Meg Taylor as Secretary General for a second, three-year term.
The Future of the Global Economy by John Mauldin Mauldin Economics Just Get the Direction Right The Future of the Global Economy The Bubble of Government Promises Its All About Supply, Not Demand Boston, Chicago, Lisbon, Denver, and Lugano...
The Super Eagles landed in the Ghanaian capital, Accra last night and immediately proceeded to the town of Takoradi by road ahead of Mondays WAFU Cup of Nations Tournament Group A clash with the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone. The trip to Takoradi, where all the participating teams except host team Ghana are being accommodated, took four hours. Nigerias flag-bearers are accommodated at the Best Western Hotel in the twin city of Sekondi. Eagles Team Administrator Dayo Enebi Achor confirmed to thenff.com that the Nigerian team would depart Takoradi...
For the first time since that fateful September morning 16 years ago, families of victims of the 9/11 terror attacks are using a new law and are going after Saudi Arabia in lawsuits for their role in the attacks. New evidence in one major lawsuit now reveals the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington may have funded a "dry run" for the hijackings carried out by two Saudi employees. This new information is detailed in a bombshell report out of the NY Post. As the Post reports: Two years before the airliner attacks, the Saudi Embassy paid for two Saudi nationals, living undercover in the US as students, to fly from Phoenix to Washington "in a dry run for the 9/11 attacks," alleges the amended complaint filed on behalf of the families of some 1,400 victims who died in the terrorist attacks 16 years ago. The court filing provides new details that paint "a pattern of both financial and operational support" for the 9/11 conspiracy from official Saudi sources, lawyers for the plaintiffs say. In fact, the Saudi government may have been involved in underwriting the attacks from the earliest stages - including testing cockpit security. "We've long asserted that there were longstanding and close relationships between al Qaeda and the religious components of the Saudi government," said Sean Carter, the lead attorney for the 9/11 plaintiffs. "This is further evidence of that."
Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) has intercepted 1,100 guns at the Tincan Island Port. The contraband was discovered d in a 20 feet container marked GESU25255208 and was concealed with water closet and sanitary wares. The Customs Comptroller General, Gamers Ali said in Lagos that the container was not among those listed for examination. He listed the contraband as including 600 pieces of Jojef Magnum Black, Pump rifles, Jojef Magnum Silver pump action rifles, Jojef Magnum plastic single barrel hunting gun pump action rifles. Details later
As parents all over the world review back-to-school safety tips with their kids, researchers have revealed serious security vulnerabilities in South Korean child filtering apps that may leave some parents asking: are our kids safer without them?
Researchers from Citizen Lab, Cure53, and OpenNet Korea conducted a series of security audits on Cyber Security Zone and Smart Dream, two parental monitoring apps for mobile devices. Their findings show that the children who use them are at risk of having their messages intercepted, personal data compromised, and even communication records falsified.
In April 2015, South Korea became the first country in the world to mandate that all phones registered to individuals under the age of 19 be equipped with monitoring and filtering apps that block content deemed harmful. This legislation was created with the intent of protecting minors from bullying and harassment, but security audits by researchers show these apps possess serious vulnerabilities that actually put minors at risk.
Especially when an app is mandated by the government, it should be held to the highest security standards to keep the public safe, explains Cure53 researcher Fabian Faessler. This, unfortunately, is not the case with these apps.
The apps studied were developed by the Korean Mobile Internet Business Association (MOIBA), an influential consortium of mobile telecommunications providers and phone manufacturers which is funded and promoted by South Koreas telecommunications regulator, the Korean Communications Commission. In 2015, Citizen Lab and Cure53 conducted a security audit of Smart Sheriff, a child monitoring app produced by MOIBA, and found 26 security vulnerabilities. MOIBA eventually took Smart Sheriff off the market. However, MOIBA still provides child monitoring apps: Cyber Security Zone and Smart Dream, the apps audited in this study.
In fact, Cyber Security Zone appears to simply be a rebranding of Smart Sheriff, replete with many of the same security issues, including possible breaches of sensitive information such as passwords, phone numbers, and other user data. The flaws also allow fake content to be inserted to the apps servers that could show the child visiting web pages and installing applications that they did not actually v...
As far as I am concerned, this is game/set/match.
Washington (CNN)- Around the time presidential candidate Donald Trump was touting his real estate dealings at a Republican primary debate, a proposal was in the works to build a Trump Tower in Russia that would have given his company a $4 million upfront fee, no upfront costs, a percentage of the sales, and control over marketing and design. And that's not all: the deal included the opportunity to name the hotel spa after his daughter Ivanka.
An internal Trump Organization document from October 2015, obtained by CNN on Thursday, reveals the details of a 17-page letter of intent that set the stage for Trump's attorney to negotiate a promising branding venture for Trump condominiums, a hotel and commercial property in the heart of Moscow. Trump signed the document later that month, according to Michael Cohen, his corporate attorney at the time. The document CNN obtained does not have Trump's signature because it is a copy of the deal that Cohen brought to Trump to sign.
Cohen pulled out of the arrangement three months later as the project failed to get off the ground.
Trump did not mention during the presidential campaign that his company explored the business deal in Russia. Instead, he insisted that he had "nothing to do with Russia." Even when talking about his past dealings with Russians -- like the Miss Universe pageant he held in Moscow in 2013 -- Trump never referred to the prospective licensing deal that fell through a few weeks before the Iowa caucuses.
While the potential Russian deal was still on the table, Trump was speaking positively about working with Russian President Vladimir Putin and also minimized Russia's aggressive military moves around the world. His willingness to accept narratives favored by the Kremlin contrasted with not only the Obama administration but also his Republican opponents.
As just a simple matter of whether Trump can be entrusted with our foreign policy, the answer is a clear 'no.'
We can look for evidence of collusion, but that's unnecessary to make the point. Trump was suspected of having undisclosed commercial interests in Russia that explained his policies and he could not have lied about it in a more brazen fashion.
What's really left to discuss?
Nice party you have:
If you would go to my county Republican clubs right now, they are all about Trump, said Representative Tom Rooney, Republican of Florida. He is the party.
In my opinion, the GOP can no longer be salvaged and must be scrapped. The Whigs broke up over slavery, so it's not like parties can't die because they're overrun by indecency.
After being shortly detained at Beirut airport on Sunday, French-Lebanese Ziad Doueiri appeared today in front of a Lebanese military court and was released on bail. Doueiri, whose latest movie The Insult, won the Venice Film Festivals best actor prize, was being interrogated for alleged collaboration with Israel during the filming of The Attack. According to Doueiri, no charges were filed against him and he stated that he was respectfully treated by the authorities.
A lot of people are arguing over the legality of his arrest but to me the issue is not a legal one especially that Doueiris movie was nominated to represent Lebanon at the Oscars next year and he has been traveling in and out of Lebanon for the past 3 years. Someone was obviously trying to send him a message but I think it backfired because Doueiris arrest and his latest movie are all over the media locally and internationally.
1213 Albigensian Crusade: Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, defeated Peter II of Aragon at the Battle of Muret.
1575 Henry Hudson, English explorer, was born (d. 1611).
1683 Austro-Ottoman War: Battle of Vienna several European armies joined forces to defeat the Ottoman Empire.
1814 Battle of North Point: an American detachment halted the British land advance to Baltimore in the War of 1812.
1847 Mexican-American War: the Battle of Chapultepec began.
1848 Switzerland became a Federal state.
1852 H. H. Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, was born (d. 1928).
1857 The SS Central America sank drowning a total of 426 passengers and crew, including Captain William Lewis Herndon. The ship was carrying 1315 tons of gold from the San Francisco Gold Rush.
1880 H. L. Mencken, American journalist and critic, ws born (d. 1956).
Clashes between the minority Rohingya population and security forces in Myanmars Rakhine province have resulted in a mass exodus into Bangladesh. The UN estimates that some 290,000 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh over the past two weeks alone. Estimates of deaths so far range from 400-1,000.
The Rohingya constitute around 1.1 million of Myanmars 53 million people. Theyre predominantly located in the northwest state of Rakhine. Dubbed as the worlds most persecuted minority, the Rohingya have encountered persecution and resistance wherever they migrate to: in Bangladesh, India, and of course Myanmar as well. India Prime Minister Narendra Modis recent visit to Myanmar was motivated in part by a desire to deport the 40,000 some Rohingya people that fled to India during the last uptick of Rakhine violence in 2012.
Recent events in Rakhine are unequivocally a humanitarian disaster, so much so that the venerable Aung San Suu Kyi has been widely panned for her tepid response to the crisis. Yet there are several geopolitical factors at play here which suggest that the Rohingyas problems are just beginning.
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Researchers in Australia have withdrawn a 2006 paper in The Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC), citing image duplication. In the withdrawal notice, published July 14, 2017, the authors claim that the errors do not impact the underlying scientific findings of the article. Although the notice does not mention an investigation, a comment on PubPeer on March 
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New media reports are coming out in support of the idea China may soon take action to shut down domestic bitcoin exchange platforms.
By Leo Knighton Tallarico
We are coming up to the beginning of the 4th quarter phase of the lunar cycle on Wednesday this week.
That will be the last quarter of the lunar cycle that began at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo on August 21.
That 4th and last quarter ends at the New Moon in Virgo on September 20, to be closely followed on September 22 by the Autumn Equinox.
This effectively ends Eclipse Season. So the enormous intensity brought on by this Eclipse Season begins to subside.
Now that does not mean that important events in the world will end at that point. In fact important events that have reference to what happened during Eclipse Season will likely unfold within 6 months from when Eclipse Season ends.
And it has been a most powerful Eclipse Season, with both natural and man made events erupting in the world, centered in large part in America.
North Korea and the United States have been frighteningly showing the world the potential danger of war and even nuclear war.
The natural disasters have been exceedingly dangerous ones. Since the Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo on August 21 we have experienced a devastating hurricane, Hurricane Harvey moving through much of Texas.
There also is an equally large hurricane about to engulf Florida, Hurricane Irma. And 2 more hurricanes have been developing in the Atlantic Ocean, Jose and Katrina.
These are said to be some of the biggest hurricanes in many years.
And in Mexico, an especially powerful 8.1 earthquake struck last week. This is one of the largest earthquakes in many years.
So the predicted natural disasters occurred as did the war threats and culture war threats during Eclipse Season.
Personal lives have been in uproar also, as many people have been coming to crossroads moments in their lives, or at least they are experiencing important turning point events or decisions that need to be made.
We have undoubtedly entered a most difficult transition time between one chapter of our lives to a whol...
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Its no secret that we like math at ProPublica. Our data team creates its own statistical models, drawing insights that support and help guide reporting done in more traditional ways. We feel strongly that investing in quantitative methods can help a newsroom find stories that would otherwise go unreported.
We have four full-time data journalists, as well as a team of developer-journalists and a wider newsroom thats full of very nerdy reporters. But despite a wide range of talents and expertise, we often find ourselves in quantitative conundrums that we need help to understand and untangle.
Thats why today were announcing a new group of advisers who will help us solve our thorniest problems and do data journalism at the highest possible level. These four people will help us develop methodologies, answer practical questions, introduce us to other domain experts and be another set of eyes on the white papers we write to explain our work.
They have diverse backgrounds and an array of areas of expertise. Were incredibly excited to introduce them.
Miguel Hernn is the Kolokotrones professor of biostatistics and epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He also teaches courses at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. His research focuses on what works best for treating and preventing cancer, cardiovascular disease and HIV. Hernn received his M.D. from the Universidad Autnoma de Madrid and an M.P.H, Dr.P.H. and M.S. from Harvard.
Charles Lang is a visiting assistant professor in learning analytics at Columbia Universitys Teachers College. He researches student learning through predictive analytics and graphical models. He received his Ed.D. from Harvard Graduate School of Education, as well as a B.S. in biochemistry and B.A. in political science from the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Heather Lynch is an associate professor of ecology and evolution at Stony Brook University. Her work as an ecologist involves using quantitative analysis and data collection methods to research the effect climate change and fishing has had on the Antarctic penguin population. She holds a Ph.D. in organismic and evolutionary biology from Harvard, an M.A. in physics from Harvard and an A.B. in physics from Princeton.
This summer, a Kansas City man named Edwin got a call from immigration officials. They had picked up his nephew at the southern border and wanted to release the teen into his care. So Edwin went online and bought a bed.
Later that week, he was contacted again, this time by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detective who knocked at his door. The agent gave Edwin a letter saying he needed to come to headquarters for an interview about three federal crimes: conspiracy, visa fraud and human smuggling.
Across the country, people like Edwin who have taken in young undocumented relatives are being swept up in what ICE calls a crackdown on guardians who pay human smugglers. More than 400 people were arrested over the course of two months this summer as part of the new approach. Others are still dodging ICE interviews, have agreed to go through deportation proceedings or have gone on the run. Some of those affected admit that they paid coyotes to reunite them with their young children. But many are collateral damage: People who just happened to be in the house when ICE showed up, or relatives who agreed to take in teens after they traveled to the U.S. on their own.
The message is getting out: Dont sponsor someone if youre here illegally, or youre going to get in trouble, said Claude Arnold, a former ICE Homeland Security Investigations special agent who supports the new policy. The idea is to have a deterrent effect, so when a teenager says, Uncle, I can pay my own way, but can I stay with you? the uncle is going to say, No way.
Edwin, who asked that his last name be withheld because of possible pending criminal charges, has been living in the U.S. for more than 15 years and says he never paid anyone to help his nephew cross the border. He points out that he has done everything by the book since emigrating from El Salvador to Missouri in 2001. He immediately got a job at a dry cleaning company and obtained Temporary Protected Status, which allows him to live and work in the U.S. so long as he keeps a clean criminal record. He doesnt follow the news and didnt know he was risking deportation by agreeing to take in his nephew. But he said it wouldnt have mattered; he couldnt have refused to welcome his sisters son.
My nephew is grown and he makes his own choices. Everyone pays their own way. But hes my family and its my duty to take him in, Edwin said.
Edwins nephew Wilbur lived in Kansas City with Temporary Protected Status himself as a child, but his parents decided to take him back to El Salvador...
Este verano, Edwin, un hombre de Kansas City, recibi una llamada de funcionarios de inmigracin que le informaron que haban recogido a su sobrino en la frontera sur. Queran liberar al adolescente y entregarlo a su cuidado. Por esto, Edwin fue al internet y compr una cama.
Ms tarde en esa semana fue contactado nuevamente, esta vez por un detective de la Oficina de Inmigracin y Aduanas, quien toc a su puerta. El agente le dio una carta a Edwin que deca que necesitaba ir a la sede principal para una entrevista sobre tres delitos federales: conspiracin, fraude de visas, y contrabando de personas.
A travs del pas, personas como Edwin que han acogido a parientes indocumentados estn siendo arrasados por lo que ICE llama una represin contra los guardianes que pagan a los contrabandistas humanos.
Ms de 400 personas fueron arrestadas en el transcurso de dos meses este verano, como parte del nuevo enfoque. Otros an siguen esquivando las entrevistas de ICE, han aceptado pasar por los procedimientos de deportacin, o se han dado a la fuga. Algunos de los afectados admiten que pagaron a los coyotes para reunirlos con sus hijos menores. Pero muchos son daos colaterales: Personas que estaban en la casa cuando ICE lleg, o parientes que acordaron recibir a adolescentes despus de que viajaron solos a los Estados Unidos.
El mensaje queda claro: No apoyen a nadie si estn aqu de manera ilegal, o tendrn problemas, dijo Claude Arnold, un agente especial de ICE jubilado quien apoya la nueva ley. La idea es tener un efecto disuasorio, por lo tanto, cuando un adolescente dice: To, puedo pagar mi propio viaje, puedo quedarme con ustedes? el to va a decir No, de ninguna manera.
Edwin, quien pidi que no se mencionara su apellido debido a posibles cargos penales pendientes, ha vivido en los Estados Unidos por ms de 15 aos y dice que nunca le pag a nadie para ayudar a su sobrino a cruzar la frontera. Seala que ha hecho todo de manera legal desde que emigr desde El Salvador a Missouri en el 2001. Apenas entr, consigui un trabajo en una tintorera y obtuvo Estatus de Proteccin Temporal, que le permite vivir y trabajar en los Estados Unidos mientras mantenga un rcord criminal limpio. l no sigue las noticias y no saba que se estaba arriesgando a ser deportado por aceptar recibir a su sobrino. Pero dijo que no le habra importado, ya que l no poda haberle negado la ayuda al hijo de su hermana.
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This ones dedicated to Jim Bakker.
The apologists of religion repeat to us every day that the passions alone create unbelievers. It is, they say, pride, and a desire to distinguish themselves, that make atheists; they seek also to efface the idea of God from their minds, because they have reason to fear His rigorous judgments. Whatever may be the motives which cause men to be irreligious, the thing in question is whether they have found truth. No man acts without motives; let us first examine the argumentswe shall examine the motives afterwardand we shall find that they are more legitimate, and more sensible, than those of many credulous devotees who allow themselves to be guided by masters little worthy of mens confidence.
You say, O priests of the Lord! that the passions cause unbelievers; you pretend that they renounce religion through interest, or because it interferes with their irregular inclinations; you assert that they attack your Gods because they fear their punishments. Ah! yourselves in defending this religion and its chimeras, are you, then, really exempt from passions and interests? Who receive the fees of this religion, on whose behalf the priests are so zealous? It is the priests. To whom does religion procure power, credit, honors, wealth? To the priests! In all countries, who make war upon reason, science, truth, and philosophy and render them odious to the sovereigns and to the people? Who profit by the ignorance of men and their vain prejudices? The priests! You are, O priests, rewarded, honored, and paid for deceiving mortals, and you punish those who undeceive them. The follies of men procure you blessings, offerings, expiations; the most useful truths bring to those who announce them, chains, sufferings, stakes. Let the world judge.
Im sure Bakker would be nothing new to Meslier, though perhaps he would be surprised and disappointed to see that people still fall for Bakkers ilk. Of course, Meslier was consumed with guilt because he too was one of Bakkers ilk. I enjoy Mesliers many critiques of religiousity, but I dont consider Meslier to be a great example: he didnt reveal his true feelings until he was safely dead, his flock kept getting fleeced and he didnt do anything for them ex...
Superfund sites are defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as highly polluted areas requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous materials and contamination.
Most came about due to lax regulations that allowed the discharge of very hazardous and often carcinogenic chemicals. The EPA was ordered to create a National Priorities List of such locations, and to oversee their cleanup.
Dozens of these Superfund sites were in the footprint of the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey. Another 22 of these sites exist in Florida. During Harvey, no attempt was made to secure Superfund sites from flooding and, as water receded, the EPA was very slow to respond.
Since then, there has been much pressure on the agency to come up with a plan to secure these sites in Florida, to give people fair warning and have a post-Hurricane Irma plan.
While it appears that the EPA has learned some lessons from Harvey, the agency remains understaffed and underfunded for the full scope of the potential public health crisis.
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The past few weekends have seen Labour MPs engaged in a pretty unseemly ideological schism over child grooming scandals in (most recently) Newcastle, and before that Rotherham, Rochdale and elsewhere.
It was kicked off by Sarah Champion who wrote an irredeemably dreadful piece for the Sun that spoke in such clumsily broad-brush terms about Pakistani men that it was perceived (rightly or wrongly) as outright racism and this cost her a frontbench role as shadow Equalities minister. Any thoughts that shed been misrepresented or misquoted by the sleazy tabloid were dispelled a week later when she gave an interview to the Times that saw her digging deeper into the same trench.
On Saturday, the constituency MP for Newcastle upon Tyne, Chi Onwurah, responded directly with a piece in the Guardian that was uncompromising in its assertion that race has nothing to do with the grooming gangs, whose members are motivated by misogyny, not racism, she wrote.
If my Twitter feed was anything to go by, her piece was not exactly well received, even by left-leaning liberals who might have been minded to agree with her general stance. Her opening sentence in particular was unfathomably crass and ill-advised, asking: Whats worse, rape or racism?
The arguments around it put me in mind of a rambling chat we had in the comments section of another post here, about the meaning and definition of hate crime, and I thought it might be worth unpicking how I see all of this.
I should stress at this point, I claim no particular expertise or authority in any of the areas under discussion here, but the criminology of the dynamics of sexual abuse is an area I have given a lot of thought to over the years, so I hope youll hear me out.
The first thing that needs to be said about grooming gangs is that there is not one scandal here. There are at least three different scandals, which have come together in a perfect storm of exploitation. Each is different, has different causes, different roots and should demand different responses. Here are the facts as I understand them.
Over years if not decades, in dozens of different towns and cities, apparently entirely independently, conspiratorial gangs, (almost but not exclusively) British Asian-Muslim men, used networks of small businesses such as taxi companies and fast food outlets to groom, intoxicate, rape and sexually exploit thousands of children, most (but not all) of whom were girls from non-Musl...
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