Here is the news: Hope you find some of this interesting.
Yahoo News: New study shows marijuana might help with mental awareness of HIV victims, and this effects 50% of HIV victims.
Jerusalem Online: Terrorists launched rocket at Israel from the Gaza, but hit the home of an HAMAS official. (Kind of ironic, right?)
Patriotic Viral News: "High school students forced to sue district over anthem protest" During a Veterans Day assembly, where students wished to honor veterans, one group of students sat down on the gym floor during the playing of the anthem and at the end, the playing of taps. Conservative kids from a local club criticized the protesters thru local media. So, it was these conservative kid's club that was shut down for speaking out against the protesters. (Was this fair? What actions were being shown to the protesters- you may metaphorically spit on our flag but do not use free speech to complain about it? What are we teaching in our public schools?) So, the conservative students have resorted to bringing a suit against the school to allow their club back on campus. (1967-1971) my high school had weekly Friday afternoon anti-Vietnam War protests, on campus and had a very large liberal group in attendance. I never knew of a conservative club, but there were a lot of individuals who supported the men and women over there. But, I attended several of these meeting to see what was up and as a result I became quite curious about the who war thing. So, I enlisted and volunteer for service in Vietnam. I wanted to have my questions answer by my own experience- they were.)
Global Times: China- "Activity promotes development of global human rights under rule of law" (Could human rights actually be growing in China or is this all propaganda?) ALSO- China reports they were the number one producer of Gold in 2016- 455 tones. ALSO- Taliban offensive in North Afghanistan has caused the death of 18 civilians, including women and children, leaving 5,000 people homeless. ( I feel we need to leave Afghanistan, this is a war we have fought for 17-years, Nam was 10 years, World War II was 4 years, The tribal war in Afghanistan has gone on for over 2,000 years, even before Islam- which began in 0700 A.D. Could this become another Korea, where we've had troops stationed there since 1950-1951)
Manila Times: "What happened to all the foreign ISIS fighters." Washington DC has estimated 40,000 people had traveled from around the world to join ISIS in Syria and Iraq in 2014. Washington believes only 400 remain. (So, where have the others gone and what is their plan?)
ALSO- London- "Youthquake" has been named Oxford's word for 2017". ALSO- "Japan eyes $46 billion dollar defense budget to counter North Korea"
Taipei Times: Two Taiwanese Academics were denied entry visa to attend Hong Kong Academic Conference. ALSO- Chinese Minister in their Washington DC embassy "The day that US Navy vessels arrive in Koahsiung (Taiwan), would be the day the Chinese People's Liberation Army unifies Taiwan by force. (Taiwan has invited the US Navy to use their ports. But Minister Li Kexin claims the US must receive China's permission first.)
USA TODAY News: "US depletes funds to pay Secret Service agents for traveling with President Trump." (Maybe President Trump should be escorted by Delta Force Commandos who normally go around in civilian clothes. Military pay is a lot less than Secret Service and so is the Per-Diem rate. In fact the Delta Force people are better trained.) ALSO- 6.5 Earthquake in Java kills at least 3-people and damaged buildings. No report on injuries. ( Sorry, the quake was in the Taipei Times)
NBC News: "Iran breaks ban on live western music, but don't be expecting any dancing" ALSO- 500 people on two Caribbean Royal Cruises have fallen ill. ALSO- US bought a new anti-tank weapon and 59-days ISIS had it. (Seems that weapons given to Syrian Rebels to fight ISIS are landing in the hands of ISIS. Easy to do when both sides are the same people and can easily go back and forth, and money counts.)
NEWS NOW: France: Closes the most recent of 20 mosques in the City of Marseilles, due to reported radicalism. This began months ago when an Emergency Order went into effect after the Paris terrorist attack of Nov 15, 2015. ALSO- Report now says it is a CIA official who was requested in Russia and not an FBI Agent. ALSO- Greece, Cyprus and Egypt agree on a Mediterranean Defense Cooperation. ALSO- Human Rights Watch accuses Greece of neglecting female refugees-failure to provide adequate protection for women and girls living in government run housing. "Harassment, threat of gender-based violence and health risks."
Jerusalem Post: Libyan Coastguard rescue more than 250 migrants trying to reach Italy. ( The one positive thing that has come from all this migration of refugees is how so many countries have developed their own Coast Guard.)
Jerusalem Online: "Report: Obama Administration derailed large scale anti-Hezbollah Campaign to monitor drug-trafficking into the US by Hezbollah because it did not want to jeopardize the nuclear deal with Iran." According to a Politico Investigation.
Gatestone Institute News: Islamic Law dictates that all-land occupied by Muslims must remain Muslim forever, no matter who had it before. (This also means Jerusalem, when the Muslims took it over long ago). Under Sharia Law Muslims have the right to take over land from ANY non-Muslims, but the reverse is considered an attack on Islam. (Is this the peace the radical Muslims speak of?) Jerusalem is mentioned in the Bible 850 times, where it was also called Zion by the Jewish. BUT, it is never mentioned in the Quron, not even once. Jews face Jerusalem to pray, but the Muslims face Mecca- their holy city. ( Muhammad came into being in 0700 and his teachings became the Quron. But, there are a lot of scientists who say the last chapter in the Quron that doesn't match up with this chapter. The last chapter is the major one the radicalized Muslims use to kill. Prior teachings of Muhammad say to make friends with your non-Muslim neighbors. There are some professionals (Too many job specialties to list that do this sort of work) who feel Muhammad was assassinated by his new radicalized Muslim brothers, because they did not want peace. Malcolm X, a known racist and political leader journeyed to Mecca and when he returned he was changed, no longer a racist and he desired peace. He was also assassinated by his own radicalized people.)
ALSO- A Report that in the Palestinian Academic year of 2017-2018 there is more incitement to to violence then ever before. "Children are expendable".
Washington Free Beacon: Feds spend $3 million studying how to make Americans eat less, use energy for climate change (Really? Or is this money funding another black project). ALSO- Analysis show the $15.00 an hour wage will cost California 400,000 jobs. ALSO- Russia is reported to be expanding their nuclear missile arsenal and upgrading their underground facilities. (Makes me wonder if we're doing the same thing.)
Gatestone: Austria- December 18th, the new Freedom Party has taken over the government and promises to resist "Islamization" Desires to become the "Vanguard of Western Europe's resistance to mass migration from the Muslim world." But, currently, Austria is reportedly become a major base for radical Islam. "Christians Slaughtered Like Chickens". In Pakistan, "We cannot allow the Muslims to put up a mosque in place of our church". Christians purchased property to building their church. In 2004 they put up a temporary wooden one, to which the neighborhood Muslims burned it down. This happened again in 2007. The Christians then began building a stone church, but were stopped by the government. The Christians brought it to court, where it has been locked up for over 8-years. ALSO- 173 long -term Christian prisoners, for refusing to denounce their faith and become Muslims in Pakistan. ( But, it seems for a lot of these prisoners, who denounce their Christian faith to become Muslims, they are quickly beheaded to prevent them from returning to their prior faith. It's in the newsreels and it is nasty. Reminds me of the Biblical Times of Moses, when Egypt held the Jewish slaves for 400 plus years.)
That's it. Please remember, some of this might be propaganda and review it carefully. So much of this will never see your local paper and this is why I write it out for you- to be informed. I learned in the service and as a police officer that information can be a powerful weapon or even evidence for one of my investigations. (Thinking about you, Gary and what you had to deal with sometimes. He is one of the best investigators I ever worked with- now retired like this old duff.)
I won't be reporting on the news until after Christmas. Mona and I pray you all have a special time with family and friends. For those of you who drink, please don't drive. Remember, the guy who was arrested locally was shot several times and killed. Enjoy, not dilute yourself. Take this season to pray and heal. God can do mighty things if asked.
Man, I am terrible with holiday greetings. I apologize. But I do wish you well and please, do not hold Mona accountable for this journal, she has no idea what I write in here.
God Bless you all, BILL