I am going right into the news briefs, as I have a few of them tonight.
Libya is missing 11 passenger jets and it is feared they might be in the hands of the militant Muslim factions operating in their country. Congresswoman Michelle Bachman (R-Minn) says, "There's really two concerns: one, the planes could be used in a similar way that they were used on 9/11 in the United States, They could be used as flying bombs into oil-fields, buildings and strategic targets. Number Two (A) plane could be loaded with terrorists, could land as a commercial aircraft in an American city somewhere, or an European city, (they could) deplane, go about a maybe a Mumbai-type disaster . So, there's multiple ways these planes could be used."
U.S. Border Patrol reports 66,000 Immigrant Children apprehended at the US Southern Border, since January of this year. Apprehensions of children are up 88% during this same time in 2013.
Ukraine announces cease-fire agreement with Russia, but later retracts the statement. Ukraine , Moscow in talks over a cease-fire, but deny permanent agreement at this time.
Ukraine expects to obtain "special ally" status from NATO at its upcomming summit in Wales.
President Obama says U.S. objective is to "destroy" Islamic State. But then he backs off and says it can be made a "manageable problem."
Obama approves 350 additional troops for duty in Iraq, then says, "These forces will not be serving in a combat role."
European Union's European Commission has fined "Infineon, Philips and Samsung more than $181 million for their coordinated market behavior to create a cartel through Smart Card chips.
China and Poland dignitaries meet, concerning the potential for expanding bilateral defense cooperation.
19-year old boy from Zaria in North Nigeria's Kaduna State was put under isolation for suspected Ebola.
Ukraine and NATO to hold joint military exercises this month, which has upset Moscow.
Russia announces mass drills of its strategic missile forces in Southern Siberia, prior to the NATO summit. ( This may not have happened because I've not picked up any additional information relating to the drills.)
British Ebola patient discharged from hospital after making a full recovery.
Germany unveils memorial to the mentally ill and physically disabled people who were murdered by the Nazi Regime. 300,000 people were systematically executed under Hitler's orders to remove those "inferior" men and women from his future plans for his master race.
Russian nuclear power plant suffers pump failure and was forced into an automatic shutdown. Kola Nuclear Plant is located 200 km south of Russia's port city of Murmansk.
Australia is to open an embassy in Ukraine's Capitol City of Kiev, in a show of solidarity.
Jerusalem- Israeli Army forms a new elite unit, consisting of all lawyers. (This one is simply too easy to have fun with, just so many great lawyer jokes come to mind.)
Israel makes 15-year, $15 billion natural gas deal with Jordan, beginning in 2016.
Our Department of Homeland Security has managed to lose 6,000 foreigners, who entered the United States on student visas. These are men and women from such locations as the Middle East finished out the length of time allowed by the student visa and then vanished. (Makes one wonder how many of these people became members of terrorists cells and how many simply enjoyed the American ways of doing things and did not want to return home.)
New study shows 1 in 10 workers in California are here illegally. Based on information provided by Homeland Security and Department of Labor, an estimated 2.6 million illegal immigrants now reside in California without permission. These illegal immigrants makeup 38% of California's agriculture work force. ( For those of you who may not recall Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese had developed an intelligence network on Oahu- a fighting force that appeared suddenly at that morning's prearranged time and place. They were responsible for the destruction of numerous aircraft, military vehicle and bombing of several federal buildings. This caught the authorities on Oahu flat-footed, until the Army was able to respond to these Japan/American citizens. The ones who were captured were despised by the true Japanese Americans and looked upon as traitors to the US.)
An estimated 5,000 Atlantic City casino employees were being laid-off as another two casinos closed their doors. Unemployment numbers for the state will be taking a sharp increase this month.
Native language speakers win voting rights lawsuit against the State of Alaska. Federal Judge in Anchorage ruled the Alaska State Election Division violated the US Voting Rights Act by failing to provide ballots and candidate information in native language to Yup'ik and Gwich'in speakers in three rural regions of Alaska. ( This was an important battle, one that "might" bring about a second vote for Alaskan Statehood. These people were given little or in some cases no opportunity to have a chance to vote for statehood or decline statehood in this important choice. No ballots were sent to numerous villages and towns. I became involved in this matter while researching information for my "Militia" manuscript. I found the ballot, which should have had four options, only presented two options. Then the military committed an unethical move by flying thousands of troops up from Washington and elsewhere and told how to vote. At the time we had no registry laws, except maybe age requirements or they were not being used. Currently, I have talked to a lot of people who seek succession, possibly to rent the military the four major installations at a low fee- $1 a year. The people assigned to the bases have a positive effect on local economy, and several people decide to stay here- like my wife and I. Another item that had a souring effect on Alaska is now being called the 90-10 lawsuit. There might be more to the title than just that, but this is the important part. Native Corporations are taking US Congress to court over this 90-10 and all the entails. Basically it comes down to US Congress meeting with our 1959 Statehood Commission and advising them that since Alaska was so large and with so few people, Congress felt our new State Senate and Congress would not have the funds to run the government. Under the current law at that point, states paid to the US 33% of the funds gained on natural resources. The states would keep 67% to help run their government. But US Congress offered the Statehood Party a deal of letting them keep 90% of the funds from natural resources and provide the US with 10%. This really pushed the statehood people into calling for a vote. But at the time Alaska suffered a racial issue, where the privileged whites treated rural Alaskan Natives poorly. This changed in time. But after statehood came about, US Congress reversed its decision. So, keep your eyes on this and I am sure the judges decision will be challenged in the US Supreme Court eventually. )
Gun shop owner Chris Holmgren of Calico Light Weapons Systems in Oregon is possibly the latest victim of President Obama's "Operation Choke Point". This operation, set up by the Departments of Justice and Treasury prevents access to banks and others parts of the U.S. financial system. Holmgren was advised under this operation he was warned his credit card processor would have to close his account due to "illegal activities". The credit card company "thought I sold firearms over the Internet, which I do not do." He believes his company is the latest victim of the administration's over reach. Holmgren says his company only sells gun parts, which is legal over the Internet- currently.
Joseph F. Palumbo of a New York State gun shop says he was given 24-hours to comply with a "request" from the New York State Police to turn over all of his records of sales to customers who purchased "bullet button" AR-15 Rifles since the hastily passed "Safe Act" in 2013. Palumbo had no choice but to provide 165 records and now he and his customers fear "door-to-door confiscations" or "warrant-less searches" could come next. Detachable magazines were made illegal by the Safe Act, but these newer model came with a secured magazine that could only be released with a tool. Now it seemed the authorities wanted to challenge this new button device, but might be going after the weapons first.
China launches a Long March Rocket carrying two separate satellites. This is the 192nd mission for the Long March rocket family. The satellites reached their preset orbit.
Chinese President Xi Jinping urges anti-Japanese aggression spirit in future development. He called for the Chinese people carry on the national spirit of the anti-Japanese War as the country is expecting many "great battles" in its future development.
China accuses Vietnam of playing a risky game between the U.S. and China. Hanoi dignitaries welcome the US Military envoy , then promptly sent their senior envoy to Beijing. With rising tensions over the South China Sea incidents, a lot of analysts, who are watching this all play out, feel Vietnam is taking upon itself a major risk and with all said and done, Vietnam may not choose a side. Some feel Vietnam is shooting for a triangular relationship with Washington and Beijing. ( This ongoing event bears serious watching. For those of you who read my book, A Coming Storm, China invades Vietnam to kick off pre- World War III events, which lead to massive nuclear exchange. In my strange dreams I saw this happening from 15-years ago. But I must admit since then I have read of battles being fought between China and Vietnam, but no invasion. China had need of the massive rice belts to feed its army and it will require the deep water ports along its eastern coast. Cam Ranh Bay is the largest harbor on the continents eastern coast- but I've mentioned that before.)
Presidents of China, Russia and Mongolia to hold a three party meeting in the near future.
Moscow blames NATO for allegedly taking advantage of Ukraine Crisis to divert public attention from Europe's worsening economic situation in Europe.
Russian's Navy's new multipurpose nuclear submarine, the Severodvinsk, has successfully completed it missile testing phase on the White Sea.
Vietnam detects influenza A/H5N6 Virus in 5 Provinces (states).
U.S. and South Korea will create an army unit tasked with destroying North Korea's weapons of mass destruction in the event of all-out conflict. ( Nice to advertise???)
6.0 earthquake hits 175 km east of Ohonua, Tonga.
aL-Qaeda claims to have opened a new branch in India. Reportedly, the militant faction is losing terrorist applicants to Islamic State and is now searching out other areas for soldiers.
NASA reports Asteroid 2014 RC will pass by the earth on Sunday. The 60-foot rock will fly within a one tenth distance between the earth and the moon and is due to pass over New Zealand. NASA says it posses no threat to the planet.
Will that's it for the news briefs. I hope you might have found one or two of them interesting. But its good night for me. I'll try to start the Blue Eye's story tomorrow, but a lot of you have already heard it. But please do not read the story I found on the Internet about Blue Eyes, it is a total lie. It speaks of wrecked police cars, hurt officers and totally wrong concerning the incident. The man who wrote it wasn't even there. Now I love fiction, but I become upset with malarkey, being passed off as real.
God Bless, BI