US: Army General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says, "We're going to need about 80,000 competent Iraqi Security Forces to recapture territory lost, and evidently the City of Mosul to restore the Border." Dempsey was addressing a congressional hearing concerning the need for a training center for US Troops to help in the training of Iraqi Troops.
Russia: New "Sputnik" radio network will involve radio broadcasts and websites staffed by hundreds of workers from offices in 25 international cities. An English-version website already has been launched, and this includes heavy does of the World-According to Moscow." Fox News.
Hong Kong: 3-Founders of Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Occupy Central Movement plan to turn themselves in soon, to show respect for China's New Rule of Law effort. But they would still like to take their movement to Being to speak before the authorities.
London: Regulators have asked (5) of the world's biggest banks to pay a penalty totaling $3.4 Billion Dollars (US) for manipulating the $5.3 Trillion-a-day currency market to earn more profits. These banks were Switzerland UBS AG, owing $800 million dollars, Citicorp will pay $668 million, JP Morgan Chase owes $662 Million, Royal Bank of Scotland owes $634 million and HSBC a sum owed of $618 million. ( A couple of these banks were mentioned yesterday as being involved in a case being brought against them by 200 Iraqi veterans- families of diseased or troops killed, who accused using bank funds to support insurgent groups. If I was a shareholder I'd sell very cheap and never admit any association with those financial groups.
UN: On the 13th, the United Nations had shown no changes in statistics, but today they added in both categories of cases and deaths. Cases now at 14,413 and deaths 5,177. 570 health care workers infected with 324 having died. More concerns reported on fear of a lot of people sick and dying in the deep rural eras. Over 600 Health Workers surrounded Liberia's Ministry of Health last Monday, demanded back payments of salaries and entitlements dating back at early September. Workers shouted for hours about their demands. In Sierra Leone more than 400 workers at the only Ebola Treatment Unit in southern part of the country, went on Strike over unpaid risk allowances the Government is meant to fund. Recently, an Ebola Treatment Center in Mali tested positive for Ebola. Now a 186 contacts are being tested. 20 American troops, who were treated for injuries sustained in North Mali are also being monitored.
US: Army budget cuts are taking a big toll on services members. This also includes the Officer Corps and it appears there is an apparent move afoot of Senior Commanders, all "ring knockers" themselves to protect fellow, but young "ring knockers". To explain, a ring knocker was a slang name for officer who was and has attended one of the 4 military academies or well-known universities with strong military customs and ritual. Such was Virgina Military Insitue (VMI) and Texas A&M, for Texas Agriculture & Military--They known as the Aggies. Will it seems the first officers to go are the ones we consider as "Mustangs". These are enlisted members who have or gain their Bachelor's Degree and decide the would like to become an officer The go through a Officer's School to learns what is expected of them. But for some captains, who rose from NCO to 2nd Lieutenant and made it to Captain, they quickly find the discharge paperwork and if they have enough years left, a retirement - but at a sergeant's rank. Now were sending billions of dollars out nearly everyday to foreign land to help them build up their military - go Iraq! But we can't keep our own military up to a fighting unit ready to defend us from Russia, China's new group and/or Russia. Typical Democrat- every Present of that party in last 30 years, has reduced our military and the Republicans have to rebuild and this only costs us more. Man, without the Lord, will always want more and will think nothing while inflicting great pain to seize his empire-- Read my Book "A Coming Storm" sold on Amazon.. I talked with a gentleman today about this story, so it was on my mind. Move along, guys.
Berlin: US Ambassador to the United Nations-Samantha Power warned that the increase in attacks poses a threat to all European values, and urged leaders to step up their efforts to thwart ANTI-JEWISH sentiment. "Make no mistake- we have a problem" The two-day conference was organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, was only attended by a two-thirds crowd of the 57 members, most of whom, unlike the US, sent only their deputies. Acts of violence have continued escalate and numbers of people joining these Jihadist groups is alarming.
Russia: A very recently release report, which was written in 2012, shows a rising concern for Russia's underwater graveyard for nuclear vessels, and nuclear containment systems- both of which are wearing out. The arctic water of the Soviet graveyard are right off Russia's northern coastline. According to a Joint Russian-Norwegian Report issued in 2012, there are 17,000 containers of nuclear waste, 19 rusting Soviet Nuclear ships, and 14 reactors cout out of atomic vessels and they lie at the bottom of the Kara Sea. This was a Standard practice worldwide back before new laws imposed for containment of nuclear waste. But when the new law was imposed, Russia continued on with the old ways until the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. Some of the nuclear waste containers are now leaking, but the threat pales in comparison with spent nuclear fuel rods housed in rusting carcases of three Soviet era Nuclear Submarine and a number of individuals reactors torn from their ships to drop to the bottom of the sea. "Counted in radioactivity, you could say that one single reactor component with spent nuclear fuel inside, contains much more radioactivity than all the thousands of containers together," the 2012 report said. The Scientists believed the worst threat came from the deeply submerged Russian Nuke Sub K-27 and its two experimental liquid to metal cooled reactors, which would pose a major threat to the Arctic's ecosystem instead of a massive explosion, the nuke event happening in the reactors may reproduce the tsunami wave action seen in Japan, or worse case, it would repeat the over 3 year long production of nuclear waste as is happening now at the north site. Everyday it spells 22 tons of waste into the ocean, mostly hugging the bedrock and people continue say it's not doing a thing to the fish or anything else. Yet, the bottom feeders, miniature in size nibble life off the rocks and exposed to the poisoned water. Then a larger sea creature become the predator until the infamous White Shark or up here the Salmon Shark, feeds on his dinner. Soon, we consume the radioactive poison and was does it do to us? The Barents Sea Fishing Industry was valued at 4 Billion Dollars and known to be home to the Atlantic Cod. Experts believe nuclear incidents from Russia graveyard will not begin until 2020 AD, but they our hopeful 2030 AD. Experts also hope the Russians will have acted and removed these glowing coffins from the sea.
Russia: Military trucks, the type used for the transporting of the dead, were seen crossing from Russia to Ukraine, but Russia still continues to deny's Russia's military presence.
Earthquakes for last 48 hours: (28) quakes over 4.0, (10) 2.5 3.6 in Alaska, (2) 2.8-4.8 in Kansas, (14) in Lakeview, Oregon in 2.5-4.4, (1) 4.7 in Iran ( bomb test??), (2) 4.6 and 4.6 in Philippines, (6) in California 2.5-3.0, (2) 4.8,5.0 in New Guinea, (1) 4.4 Greece, (1) 5.6 in Fiji, (1) 5.1 in Honduras, (3) 4.9/ 4.5/7.3 in Indonesia, (1) 4.6 Peru, (1) 4.6 Japan , (1) 4.5 India, and (1) 5.7 in Russia.
Australia: Tracking (4) Russian Navy ships off its northern coast, whose presence Australian Prime Minister Abbott said is a sign of Moscow's military assertiveness, amid strained relations after down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Rebel-held Ukraine. Ships included a "heavily armed" cruiser and destroyer, a tug and a refueling vessel. "I am betting there would be a 2/3 size scouting submarine along with them.
Rome: Riot Police deployed to prevent residents from attacking migrant refugees at a holding center in the latest of anti-immigrant disturbances in Italy. Resident say they are
not racial, but fed up with years of government neglect by authorities who have allowed Gypsies, migrant and asylum seekers, to settle in these locations without providing adequate services.
Portugal: Lisbon's Legionnaires Disease is being kept very quiet. I finally found the priginal story on a back street online services. But expecting WHO to run a story tonight.
Germany: The Administrative Court of Hanover said will reverse the recent Ban placed on the "Hooligans" to march on Nov. 15 and allow them to move ahead with their planned demonstration against fundamentalist Islam. It is unknown about Bans being reversed for Berlin and the other large cities. But for the Hooligans will not be marching, their court order allows them to demonstrate in one city location. (18) counter-demonstrations have been planned for the same day, and now riot police will have to keep them apart.
Kenya: Despite being banned for the last 3 years, the tradition of genital mutilation of wives and also of others, is still practiced in many rural parts of Kenya. More or less, this heinous act is the Muslim version of a permanent Chastity Belt worn in ?Merry Old England. This painful act prevents the wife from ever again enjoying the act of sex. Muslim men look upon their wives, but not all of these men follow this, as being only useful for producing babies, and that should be boy children. But if a female child is born, she may bring a good slave price or in better home, a prosperous son-in-law. Although the UN likes to believe this is only occurring in rural lands, there are far too many stories coming from wealthy homes how this mutilation is still being done of the wives.
US: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering top-to-bottom changes in the US Nuclear Force, how its operated and managed. A 4-star general to be placed in charge of the Nuclear Forces.
WHO: Ebola Statistics for today, 11/14/14, show an increase in Ebola cases to 14,413 and death total is now 5,177. 570 health care workers now infected and 324 of them have died.
US: America's cell phone now being targeted by the U.S. Department of Justice, who is scooping up data from thousands of mobile phones through devices deployed on small airplanes that mimic cellphone towers. A high tech hunt for criminal suspects that is also snagging innocent Americans. U.S. Marshals operate Cessna Aircraft from at least (5) metropolitan-area airports, with flying range covering most of the U.S. population. ( I do not believe I will have to worry here in Moose Pass...not yet. But maybe a tiger trap at the end of the driveway...."
South Korea: Seoul announced they'll be soon holding their annual military drills in the Island areas disputed Japan, in the South China Sea.
Israel: Israeli soldiers clashed today with dozens of Palestinian demonstrators, who broke into Qglandia Airport north of Jerusalem. The Palestinians climbed over one fence to leave the West Bank and enter Israel, then cut through the airport fencing. Once through the began waving their Palestinian flag and a banner that read, "We Are Going to Jerusalem. When the two sides met, the Israeli were forced to use tear gas and rubber bullets to get them to disperse. Several Palestinians were injured, but as tensions rise the elder of both groups begin to grow concerned.
Russia: Accuses the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe- special monitoring mission in the Ukraine, of presenting biased pictures and is supporting Kiev. However, In reponse, the Mission Representative said of how they were restricted to report on only what they see passing through the official crossing along the "tiniest strip" of the porous Russia-Ukraine Border.
US: President Obama has announced that he, meaning Washington and the whole United States, does NOT support "Independence" for Taiwan and Tibet. ( Now Taiwan has been our ally since the ending of WWII. We have treaties and agreements with them and past presidents have promised to help Taiwan win their independence and now Obama does this.
Someone should have taught Putin and Obama a hint of protocols, like do not touch a senior lady like the President's wife. Too many Chinese will feel Putin has transferred his evil on to her. Correct move is to ask the Chinese interpreter or a female companion of the lady to present the scarf as an overture instead of attack. Had that been the old empress of Peking, Putin would have been sliced in two. Then for the newspapers to catch Obama chewing his gum at a formal event...this is why Chief of the Armed Forces should have a military background, where they learn how to play nice and polite with strangers.
We gave Japan their independence and they're the ones who attacked us. China had taken Tibet. He already knows he'll got down as the worst President in our country for the last 75 years, overshadowing his first term, but he appears to have a desire to destroy us through his immigration orders, new guns law coming into play, and much more. With these new 10-year visas he has planned for China's students, the Chinese will be able to invest in property, buying businesses and homes. ( For Alaska, I'd say it would be good to see who is buying such homes and business in our coastal communities. The most important towns in Alaska are not Anchorage or Fairbanks. No, according to 1980's Alaska Army National Guard, these locations are Skagway, backed up by Haines, Seward, backed by Homer/Sodotna/Kenai coast. Currently these are the only sea ports connected with highway access to interior Alaska and road access into Canada and Lower 48.
In my book, A Coming Storm, I take that into account, but eventually my Chinese forces attempt to land at Anchorage and they pay for their mistake. But with an Oriental Army of 1 million from the South and a match number from the north, it would seem the Alaskan and Canadian would have little change. But it must've been similar to when Israel faced four countries in the 6-day war....and they won. Isn't God cool. The characters in my book must've thought so by the end of this part of the story....but not the series.
I let you go. Its now 11:02 p.m.. I want to get my rubber ducky out in the event the tsunami reaches Moose Pass, I do pray safety and blessing to the people along the Indonesia coastline. God Bless, BILL