I've picked out a lot of news stories over the weekend and this morning, so I had better get started. I hope you find them interesting.
North Korea: Former Agriculture Minister was executed for proposing a bill perceived as a threat to the Supreme Leader. Also, Education Ministry Official was executed for falling asleep during a group meeting with the Supreme Leader. The weapon used for the execution was an anti-aircraft weapon. It is believed the executions were carried out to show some kind of example, after several senior-level North Korean officials defected to the South. But some experts believe recent events could be making the Supreme Leader a more dangerous faction than ever before.
England: "Equality Now" a group that campaigns for women's rights and human rights, estimates that 137,000 women and girls living in England and Wales have been affected by female genital mutilation (FGM). This is a practice allowed under Muslim's sharia law.
England: Also under sharia law, Muslims want all dogs removed from public parks and pubic transportation. A Muslim taxi driver refused to transport a blind couple due to their blind service dog. Under sharia, Muslims hold all dogs to be impure and strictly forbidden. ( Makes one wonder how long before such laws will appear in the U.S. concerning our "Man's Best Friend"?)
Israel: A year ago a law was passed to increase the punishment for stone-throwing at passing motorists, people and military, as this had become a past time for Palestinians. But Israeli Supreme Court decided to ease the punishment of 7 Palestinian youths, who were convicted of throwing rocks at Israeli vehicles and sentenced from 1 to 3 years in prison. Sentences were reduced to 9 months, but their fines were increased.
United States: A report came out on "Americans Increasingly Giving Up on God." The new study showed Americans were leaving their religious institutions at a shocking rate-many saying they had become Atheists or they no longer believed in organized religion. Much of the blame for this major shift fall on schools allowing liberal teaching, removing God from the classroom and now, students are "shamed" for their participation in churches, synagogues, or other religious groups. Christians, Jews and students of different faiths are publically mocked as being weak, repeatedly told they follow sycophants and used by corrupt group leaders. (The Army of Satan has made its presence known in our school systems from the elementary schools to our colleges. Our Constitutional Laws, put into place by our Founding Fathers, are now being trampled upon by our own elected officials. But having said all this, our battle must begin in our own homes. If our children are braced up with a life of prayer, there is nothing out there in the world that can defeat them. The family and their Church Family, must stand together, or Satan will find a crack to worm his way in. Think about it. If its already happening, slap some good old prayer plaster on the cracks by simply asking God in to banish the enemy our loved ones in trouble.)
United States: Have you heard this one already? Our Internet is soon to have a Global Governance, effective October 1st, 2016. The U.S. announced the transition will have NO practical effects on the internet's functioning or its users. But this could spell an end to the Internet's current era of free speech, as well as free enterprise. The Geneva Declaration of Principles makes clear the United Nations, run by a majority of authoritarian governments, want a decisive role for governments Internet Governance. Civil Society Groups and Activists are calling on Congress to sue the Obama Administration to hold this off until, at least, the new administration takes office and all governmental bodies have more times to look over this plan. ( Now, I don't know about you, but this is the first news brief I've come across concerning this transfer of Internet power. "Gatestone Institute" who is reporting on this tidbit, is a reliable source and on numerous times exposed government actions contrary to American ideals. They also report: October 1st, 2016, Internet Governance will shift from U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Authority (NTIA) to a Nonprofit multi- stakeholder entity, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, also known as (ICANN). ( Only the government, federal or worldwide could come up with such a name, one as bad as you might have seen in a 1960's "Man from Uncle" series, or your worst vintage sci-fi movie. But if you think about it, world-wide Internet control would be the first step toward a one world government. Imagine how many religious programs that can suddenly be turned off, denied on-line access. Example- only Muslim or Buddhist TV programs are shown. Instead of Judge Judy, you get live Sharia Court, with public executions. This isn't good, people.)
Pentagon did it again. Investigation revealed government employees were issued government charge cards, which were used in casinos and strip clubs. Employees received $8,544 each in ATM fees. The investigation also showed that in the fiscal year of 2013-2014, more than $1 million was spent in casinos and strip clubs. (There was nothing said on whether or not the employees would be required to pay these fees back.)
China and Vietnam now urging stronger military ties and regional peace. But, this might not happen any agreement is soured over South China Sea issues. ( China is using its weight and wealth in an attempt to persuade those countries standing against them in the South China Sea issues. This is where China construct many of its own islands, built military bases on them and claimed International Waters as their own.)
Northwest China: A Chinese Province has launched a team of lawyers to monitor the online activities of human-rights lawyers, who will be punished for use of improper words and actions that will adversely impact society. (Yes, folks, communism still rears its ugly head, even when China pushes itself off as a great tourist stop.)
China: Chinese Army builds a 1,150-meter Pontoon bridge across the Yangtze River in 26-minutes. ( Yes, that was 26-minutes. Now remember I mentioned how they could build a bridge across the ice to Big Diomede...so on. Imagine how long they might need after this latest construction feat and what were they practicing for with the Yangtze River chore. Just wondering. That darn conspiracy light bulb hanging over my head keeps lighting up when I read stories like this. Of course in my book they simply used the better known "Ice bridge", where no construction is needed. But this is only strong enough for 4 month out of a year and with all the melt lately, maybe only 3 months.)
South Africa: A school was ordered to suspend racist hairstyle regulations after Black pupils said they had been called "Monkeys" by teachers for wearing "banned Afros". At a South African girl's school, a similar problem developed, where Black students are ordered to "straighten" their hair. ( The hate and racism of South Africa has once more reared its ugliness, but there is hope this time it will not lead to all the deaths that occurred last time. Still, something or someone is behind this new surge of hatred and it ns to be discovered and stopped.)
Iran: The military has deployed its new Russian supplied S-300 Mobile Surface to Air Missile Defense System around its underground uranium enrichment facility. Supposedly, this facility was no longer in use, as part of the promise made to the U.S. ( This is also the building Washington gave them ALL THAT MONEY in return for their promise not to play with nukes anymore. Maybe someone in Washington should've have read the Koran, and what it says about lying to one's enemy to reach the overall objective. Misdirection is one word...Thank you Mr. President.)
Russia new begins its large ground military exercises in 6 regions of Siberia and the Far East.
London: Over 400 people arrested and 5 people stabbed during the Knotting Hill Carnival in London. As to the new norm, there was no mention of how many of the 400 were refugees.
China: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the 10-nation assembly led by China, is not, "Doomed to be anyone's puppet," says Simon Tay, Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), adding, "China-ASEAN relationship is far deeper than just economics." ( ASEAN may be the 10 member group I identify in my book, "A Coming Storm", wow- that light bulb just flashed on again...I need to get LED lights. But keep an eye on this group and their relationship to Big Brother China. In my book, China teams up with Russia's Eastern Army, while the Western Army deals with Europe. China and Russia build roads and railways, but then in a two-week war, China defeats the Russian army and heads for Alaska and North America. )
Germany: Under a new proposed German Law, women could be forced to reveal the names of the biological fathers of their children. This law would require to reveal acts of adultery, of infidelity, during a relationship. Law has been dubbed the "Cuckoo Kids Law" by the German press and also known as the "Milkman's Kids" Law for obvious reasons. This law was requested to resolve the matter over who is responsible for paying child support payments.
England: New study by England's Public Health Ministry and Cancer Research UK, has shown that 8.4% patients with lung cancer and 2.4% with breast cancer have died within a month of beginning treatment with chemotherapy. Research showed the medication to be the cause of death. But in some hospitals the figures were much higher- such as in Milton Keynes where the death rate for chemo treated for lung cancer was a 50.9% within 30-days. In the well-known Cambridge Hospitals, 20% of the chemo patients who had breast cancer died within one-month. One worry was discovered in that not enough time was spent in individual patient review was done before chemo was used for that person. ( I found no evidence of a similar study being done in the United States and maybe there should be. When you think about it, chemo is a poison being put intro the body to kill another poison.)
France: The French plan to call upon the European Union to suspend all trade negotiations with the United States. Right now the ball is up in the air on this one.
Vietnam: Vietnamese President Quang warns there would be no winners in any armed conflict sparked by territorial disputes in South China Seas. ( Vietnam being pulled by both China, an old, but mighty enemy and the U.S., who has recently returned to Vietnam's Cam-Ran Bay, largest port on Vietnam's coastline.)
Egypt: Government Cabinet approved draft law against Female Genital Mulilation (FGM), to impose harsher punishment in making FGM a felony offense instead of a misdemeanor. Imprisonment will mean 5 to 7 years and up to 15 years operation leads to permanent disability or death. Egypt had banned FGM, but it was still widely practiced in rural areas. Now in Egypt, 82% of female circumcisions are performs by trained medical personnel.
Egypt: Law makers agree by two-thirds vote for a new law allowing Christian churches to be built and for other Christian churches to be renovated.
An unnamed high school in South Carolina has banned the American flag from being carried into the football stadium in front of their home team players. Reason given: Home school is mostly white and other school is mostly Hispanic and the flag might offend them. (But this other school was also an American high school. No, this is our flag for all races to love and honor. All races have fought and died under it, and all races live safely under its protection. A flag is not racist, only people can do that and this school just fell into that trap. They became racists against the whites.)
In Taiwan, as of July, this year, 603,109 foreigners were employed construction, factory work and domestic jobs. This is a new record for migrant workers in Taiwan.
Syria: "The Other Palestinians", a report was filed on the poor living conditions for Palestinians at Yarmouk Refugee Camp in Syria. This camp has gone without water for more than 720-days and has had no electricity for the last 3-years. In June of 2002, this camp held 112,000 Palestinians but by the end of 2014, there were only 20,000.
Syria: There are 765 children and 543 women languishing in Syrian prisons. According to Palestinian sources 503 Palestinian prisoners have died under torture, while some female prisoners have been raped by interrogators and guards. ( So, where is the United Nations Human Rights Groups, or the Activists that hang around Israel claiming every slight at the hands of the IDF as a major Human Rights violation. No, these stories go beyond the GAZA strip, where Arab mistreats Arab and the Koran appears to mean little. But in comparison, in our prior wars and possibly in actions we are taking right now, where are our Christian values and who hid the Bibles?)
Israel: Israeli Security Forces, which is different than Israeli Defense Forces, raided a Palestinian radio station suspected of broadcasting "incitement". 5 Palestinians/radio station workers, were arrested at the scene.
Germany: In Munich, while remodeling a research institute, dozens of brain tissue samples and other body parts belonging to Holocaust victims were discovered. Items are to be categorized and then buried in a respectful manner.
THAT'S ALL, FOLKS God Bless, BILL