Monday, November 25, 2013

Signs in the Heavens

My Way News - Will icy comet survive close encounter with sun?
My Way News reports: "For months, all eyes in the sky have pointed at the comet that's zooming toward a blisteringly close encounter with the sun. The moment of truth comes Thursday - Thanksgiving Day. The sun-grazing Comet ISON, now thought to be less than a mile wide, will either fry and shatter, victim of the sun's incredible power, or endure and quite possibly put on one fabulous celestial show."

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Rumors of War - Persia

My Way News - Easing of Iran sanctions could start in December
My Way News reports: "European Union sanctions against Iran could be eased as soon as December, officials said Monday, after a potentially history-shaping deal that gives Tehran six months to increase access to its nuclear sites in exchange for keeping the core components of its uranium program. The deal, announced Sunday, envisions lifting some of the sanctions that have been crippling the country's economy."

My Way News - Analysis: Iran deal leaves Israel few options
My Way News reports: "Netanyahu believes the six-month deal leaves Iran's military nuclear capabilities largely intact, while giving Iran relief from painful economic sanctions, undermining negotiations on the next stage. At the same time, Israel's strongest piece of leverage, the threat of a military strike on Iran, seems to be out of the question despite Netanyahu's insistence it would remain on the table."

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Final Empire and King of the North

My Way News - EU, Russia face off before divisive summit
My Way News reports: "The outcome of the summit could redraw the political map. The Iron Curtain running from the Baltic to the Adriatic, once sliced Europe into U.S. and Soviet spheres, and cut Germany in two. The EU has already pushed eastward, and accepted Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland and other former Soviet satellite states as fully-fledged members. This deal would draw two more eastern European countries closer to the EU."

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Wickedness Increases

My Way News - UK police: 3 women were slaves 'in simple terms'
My Way News reports: "The disclosure Thursday that a 69-year-old Malaysian, a 57-year-old Irish woman and a 30-year-old Briton were freed after apparently spending 30 years in captivity prompted a flurry of speculation and questions about how such a tragedy escaped notice for so long. [...] Since the most recent expansions of the EU and the lifting of restrictions on employment in many countries, instances of situations which amount to forced labor have increased, Europol says. [...] Last month, an 84-year-old man was jailed for repeatedly raping a deaf and mute girl he trafficked into Britain from Pakistan and kept as a virtual slave."

Comment: Formerly Christian Western Europe has been infiltrated by millions who do not share traditional Western values. This is the cause of the problem...but it would be politically incorrect to say that. Actions spring from values and therefore values are important, but it is no longer fashionable to talk about how different cultures have different sets of values.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Rumors of War - Persia

My Way News - Iran nuke talk issues: Enrichment, sanctions
My Way News reports: "Iran nuclear talks entered a delicate phase Thursday as negotiators tried to fine-tune a draft agreement that would limit Tehran's atomic program in return for easing some sanctions. Iran's ability to produce nuclear fuel and relief for Iran's oil and banking sectors appeared to be among the sticking points."

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Rumors of War - Persia

My Way News - Israel's new missile defense system passes test
My Way News reports: "Israel successfully tested its newest missile defense system on Wednesday, a key step toward making the third and final leg of the country's three-part defense system operational by next year, the defense ministry said. [...] Iran has developed missiles that can travel 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles), putting Israel and parts of Europe well within its range."

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Rumors of War - Persia

My Way News - Obama plunges ahead toward Iran nuclear deal
My Way News reports: "On the eve of new talks, President Barack Obama is plunging ahead in search of a nuclear agreement with Iran despite outright opposition from American allies in the Middle East and deep skepticism, if not open hostility, from Congress."

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Rumors of War - Persia

My Way News - French president vows tough Iran stance in Israel
My Way News reports: "Visiting French President Francois Hollande vowed to maintain his country's tough stance in upcoming nuclear talks with Iran this week, earning praise from his Israeli hosts Sunday as he began a three-day visit to the Jewish state. [...] Israel views a nuclear-armed Iran as a threat to its very existence, citing its repeated calls for the destruction of the Jewish state, Tehran's long-range missile program and its support for violent anti-Israel groups like the Hezbollah in Lebanon."

My Way News - Iran unveils what it says is its biggest drone
My Way News reports: "Iran unveiled a new aircraft Monday that it says is the biggest drone yet to be developed in the Islamic Republic, capable of staying aloft for up to 30 hours. Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said the reconnaissance and combat drone Fotros has a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles). That would cover much of the Middle East, including Israel."

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Jerusalem Security

My Way News - Hamas holds parade year after battle with Israel
My Way News reports: "Hamas claimed victory in last year's battle despite suffering heavy casualties. It is holding celebratory marches this week to mark the anniversary and to vow to continue their violent struggle against Israel. [...] The Israeli military says about 50 rockets have been fired into Israel this year, compared to 1,500 the previous year. The few fired have caused little damage, landing in open areas or being intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome rocket defense system. "

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Fear for the Future

My Way News - Destruction of Brazil's Amazon jumps 28 percent
My Way News reports: "The Amazon rainforest is considered one of the world's most important natural defenses against global warming because of its capacity to absorb huge amounts of carbon dioxide. About 75 percent of Brazil's emissions come from rainforest clearing, as vegetation burns and felled trees rot."

My Way News - Scientists warn of hot, sour, breathless oceans
My Way News reports: "The world's oceans are getting more acidic at an unprecedented rate, faster than at any time in the past 300 million years, the report said. But it's how this interacts with other global warming impacts to waters that scientists say is getting them even more worried. "

Comment: God entrusted nature to human stewardship and we are failing miserably to care for our natural resources.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

King of the North

My Way News - Egypt gives Russian dignitaries red carpet welcome
My Way News reports: "In an echo of the Cold War, Egypt gave the red carpet welcome Thursday to senior Russian officials aiming to expand Moscow's influence through military and economic cooperation with a key U.S. ally in the Middle East."

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Jerusalem Security

My Way News - Palestinian teen stabs, kills Israeli soldier
My Way News reports: "A Palestinian teenager stabbed an Israeli soldier to death at a bus station in northern Israel on Wednesday, police said, in a rare nationalistic attack far from the usual West Bank flashpoints. The soldier was stabbed multiple times in the neck and upper body and was evacuated to hospital in critical condition where he died of his wounds [...] The attack comes at a sensitive time as Israelis and Palestinians resumed peace talks in late July, after a nearly five-year break. The sides have set an April target date for reaching an agreement."

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Pestilence

My Way News - UN: 21 nations take up polio 'emergency'
My Way News reports: "Some 21 nations in the Middle East and nearby regions have jointly made the eradication of polio an emergency priority and recognized that Pakistan is a key part of the problem, the World Health Organization said Wednesday."

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pestilence

My Way News - Resistance to malaria drugs has spread in SE Asia
My Way News reports: "International experts raised the alarm Tuesday over the spread of drug-resistant malaria in several Southeast Asian countries, saying it endangers major global gains in fighting the mosquito-borne disease that kills more than 600,000 people annually."

My Way News - MERS virus match found in Saudi Arabian camel
My Way News reports: "There have been more than 60 deaths from the virus known as Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, with all but a handful of the fatalities in Saudi Arabia. The ministry said a sample from the camel was tested near the home of a patient infected with the virus."

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Signs in the Heavens

My Way News - Sightings of fiery streak across S. Calif. sky
My Way News reports: "The American Meteor Society received more than 150 reports from witnesses. The bright flash was visible primarily from Southern California, but people in Arizona, Nevada and Utah also reported seeing the light show, the group said. The last time a fireball created such as buzz was on Oct. 30 when some 360 people reported seeing a streak over the Pacific Northwest and southwestern Canada."

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Mark of the Beast

My Way News - Biometrics researchers see world without passwords
My Way News reports: "Research into new uses of biometrics is blossoming as universities enlist the technology for tasks ranging from paying for meals to restricting access to high-security facilities. Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh has even studied using sensors in special 'bio-soles' that measure the unique gaits and foot pressure to identify people. Soldiers in Iraq carry handheld devices that allow them to scan fingerprints, retinas and faces and compare them with a database filled with hundreds of thousands of identities."

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Friday, November 08, 2013

Fearsome Events & Roaring Waves

My Way News - Over 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines
My Way News reports: "One of the strongest storms on record has killed more than 100 people and injured another 100 in the central Philippines as it wiped away buildings and leveled seaside homes before sweeping west toward Vietnam on Saturday, still packing destructive winds."

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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Fearsome Events & Roaring Waves

My Way News - Strongest typhoon of the year slams Philippines
My Way News reports: "One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded slammed into the Philippines Friday, cutting communications and blocking roads in the center of the country amid worries of serious damage and casualties."

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Covenant With Many Update

My Way News - Kerry heads to Mideast to rescue peace efforts
My Way News reports: "Three months after the U.S.-brokered talks were launched, there have been no visible signs of progress, and both sides have reverted to a familiar pattern of finger pointing. With the talks set to end in April, the deadlock is raising speculation that the U.S. may need to step up its involvement and present its own blueprint for peace early next year, or perhaps lower expectations and pursue a limited, interim agreement."

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