NATO and US Object to Turkey's Missile Defense System From Russia
2-14-19, German citizen, 74 yr old Mr Klaus Roth a social worker who helped with Germany's 2015 migrant influx must vacate the his own home of 24 yrs ... allowing foreign migrants to move in. Mr Roth must move to apartment half the size of his current home of 1614 sq ft. According to the principle of communal solidarity, the allocations are made according to the number of inhabitants. Around 1,430 asylum seekers are currently housed in Esslingen County.
Only Hours Apart the USA, Russia and France Launch Nuclear Capable Missiles
2-6-19, Newsweek -- In recent days the U.S. and Russia have suspended their 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty banning land-based missiles with ranges from 310 to 3,420 miles following Washington's accusations that Moscow violated the deal with its new Novator 9M729 missile [here].
As the two sides continued to swap threats of escalation, three countries believed to have the most nuclear weapons in the world demonstrated their strategic capabilities "launched" missiles NOT equipped with nuclear warheads and all were likely scheduled far in advance, they came at a period of major uncertainty as follows:
- French military said its air force conducted a rare test Monday, Feb 4, 2019 of the nuclear-capable medium-range air-to-surface missile (ASMP).
- The U.S. then fired a nuclear-capable Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) later Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 night in local time
- and, about an hour and a half later, the Russian armed forces fired a nuclear-capable RS-24 Yars ICBM
Russia demands US destroy missile systems, strike drones
17 hours ago - U.S., Russia and France all launch nuclear-capable missiles within hours after INF treaty falls apart https://t.co/vkPZbkLkwc pic.twitter.com/ ...
NASA & Europe Launching 'Probes' to Collide With An Asteroid Attempting to Change Its Orbit and/or examine interior of rock
2-4-19, The Baltimore Sun -- The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) program's design was done by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory; the goal is to use a refrigerator-sized object to smash into and deflect an asteroid from Earth. A little 'nudge' early enough to alter an object’s orbit and cause it to miss an impact with Earth is the plan. The DART Test plan to avert catastrophe and NASA’s first mission not just to explore space, but to defend against it. [What could possibly go wrong?]
Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission | NASA
6-25-18, NASA -- DART will be the first demonstration of the kinetic impact technique to change the motion of an asteroid in space.
Didymos Size: 2500 ft diameter
[Note: Pyramid at Ghiza circumference appx 3,000 feet]
March 25, 2013, Miriam Kramer Space.com -- In 2022 scientists in Europe and the United States are moving forward with plans to intentionally smash a spacecraft into the 2500 foot diameter 'Didymos' asteroid to see inside the space rock. The European-led Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment mission [AIDA], is slated to launch in 2019 to send two spacecraft — one built by scientists in the U.S, and the other by the European Space Agency — on a three-year voyage to the asteroid Didymos and its companion, 'Didymos.' The asteroids were discovered in 1996 and at present orbit have no chance of impacting the Earth making them a great target for this kind of mission.
6-25-18, Humankind's first mission to a binary [made of two things or parts] asteroid system 'Didymos' is named for the Greek goddess of marriage. [Interesting it's also the name of 'Doubting Thomas:' John 11:16, 20:24-25, 21:2]. Hera would fly to the 2600 foot diameter mountain-sized main body 'Didymos' that is orbited by a 500 ft diameter 'moon,' informally called ‘Didymoon.’
4-3-15, The European Space Agency plans to launch its 'Asteroid Impact Mission' [AIM] probe. It'll travel over the course of a year or so, Aorbit Didymoon, mapping its surface and collecting data on its mass and overall structure. Current plans also call for it to send out a pair of smaller satellites to collect more data, as well as a lander that would touch down on Didymoon itself — becoming just the fourth craft (if Japan's current Hayabusa-2 mission is a success) to make a controlled landing on an asteroid.
Cost to deflect an asteroid in 2022 | here
Projected cost: Europe's AIM probe $194 million and NASA's DART $150 million...
Four titles: AIM Mission, HERA Mission, AIDA Mission, DART Mission
All intended to either examine interior of the rock or divert its orbit ... or both.
Weakened Relations Between Russia & Iran
Strengthened Relations Between Russia & Israel
Report: RUSSIA ATTACKS TARGETS HELD BY IRANIAN MILITIA IN SYRIA
2-4-19, According to the al-Quds al-Arabi daily after years of collaboration between Russia and Iran propping the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad, recently there have been signs of feuds between the nations. Tensions have escalated in relations between Russia and Iran, especially following Iran-linked bases and groups being targeted in Syria by Israel with Moscow’s prior knowledge.
Recently in the Al Monitor website, Russian political expert Anton Mardasov wrote an analysis: “The controversy between Moscow and Tehran has always been a part of the Syrian conflict. However, the debates between the two have started to become more political in nature, influencing the future of Syria’s armed forces and other military entities.”
Israel has immediately taken advantage of this situation and sided with Russia in order to establish a united front against Iran. According to the Deutsche Welle website, “Russia and Iran are distancing from one another in Syria. Taking its place is strengthening relations and increasing ties between Russia and Israel, aiming to decrease Iran’s influence in Syria to the point of forcing Tehran out of this country.”
Israel will not accept a Shiite government on its borders. All the while, Russia considers Iran’s presence and influence in Syria as an element undermining its efforts to establish cease-fire across the Levant and of course, its future interests in this strategic country.
Reportedly Saudis and allies trying to extend oil cooperation with Russia
2-5-19, CNBC -- Iran in particular opposes steps towards institutionalizing the alliance, OPEC and worries...
Iran Oil Industry Faces Bleak Outlook
2-6-19, Bloomberg -- Turkey’s imports of Iranian crude have remained constant at about 150,000 barrels a day, and Japan and South Korea have continued to take regular shipments, said Ezzatollah Moslehi, the deputy director for international affairs at state-run National Iranian Oil Co. The country’s crude output has yet to recover to pre-revolution levels and is unlikely to do so for...
Wild crude oil price swings may be new normal for markets as US, Russia and Saudis vie for influence
2-5-19, CNBC -- Booming U.S. oil production and the rise of the United States to become the world's largest producer has certainly factored in the shift away from OPEC as the main entity controlling supply and prices. Expected that the U.S. Iranian sanctions would take most of Iran's oil off the market; but by fall, when sanctions were close to going into effect, the US granted some exemptions to countries that buy Iranian crude and oil prices tanked.
Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu to Visit Moscow
Thursday, February 21. 2019
Feb 5, 2019, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin February 21, 2019 in Moscow. Reportedly, they will discuss regional affairs, the situation in Syria and the strengthening of the security coordination between Israel and Syria's armies. Sources: RT.com; The Times of Israel; Haaretz
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Report: Russia attacks targets held by Iranian militia in Syria
2-6-19, The Jerusalem Post -- Report only 20 hours old and not confirmed -- Russian forces blew up bridges on the Euphrates river held by Iranian militias several days ago. This is the first time the Russians attacked Iranian targets in Syria. The information came from a senior Syrian official who refused to be identified, and was reported in Bas News, a Kurdish news website.
Iran to move weapons site from Damascus airport due to Israeli attacks ...
2-7-19, Iran has continued to build up its weapons facilities at Damascus airport ... On Wednesday, 2-6-19, the Kurdish news agency Bas News reported that this week Russia even blew up several bridges under the control of Iranian militias ...
Crowds screaming “Death to America” & “Death to Israel” Islamic Revolution
2-1-19, TimesofIsrael -- Iran celebrating the 40th anniversary of the country’s Islamic Revolution that toppled the US-backed shah. The Feb 11, 1979 revolution overturned 2,500 years of monarchical rule and brought hard-line Shiite clerics to power; a civilization based on rage and hate.
Iranians trample on US flag
2-1-19, Iranian followers of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini chased the Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi from Iran. On February 11, 1979, Iranian loyalists and misguided foreign policymakers didn't make the right decision when Iran’s general staff declared the neutrality of the armed forces and troops are ordered back to their barracks, guaranteeing the Islamic Revolution’s success.
The Shah, wife and family were exiled with death sentences on their heads. Asylum was granted in Egypt for awhile, then Morocco, the Bahamas, Mexico and Switzerland where the Shah was under medical care for cancer. In October 1979 US Pres Jimmie Carter accepted him into the USA. He eventually went back to Egypt where - at age 60 - he on July 27, 1980 died near the Nile river at Aswan Egypt.
March 26, 2019, 40 Year Anniversary
Iran crowds scream death to Israel!
Israel-Egyptian peace agreement signed
March 26, 1979 Israel-Egyptian peace agreement signed ... ending three decades of hostilities between Egypt and Israel establishing diplomatic and commercial ties.
Then two years later the Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat was assassinated.
In 1981 Islamic extremists killed Anwar Sadat in Cairo. Sadat made bold decisions especially in foreign affairs; his reputation was largely based on his decision in 1977 to journey to the camp of Egypt’s foe, the Jewish state of Israel, to make peace that was signed in 1979.
What has happened to the family of the Shah of Iran after his exile from Iran in 1979?
The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) of weapons of intermediate & shorter range missiles between the United States and Soviet Union (now Russian Federation) was signed in Washington, D.C. by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and approved by the United States Senate and ratified on June 1, 1988.
On February 1, 2019, the US Sec of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. is pulling out of the INF treaty with Russia as Russia has violated it. Not the first time the USA and other nations have complained that Russia was in violation; only Pres Trump is strong enough to actually DO something about it. Technically, a U.S. withdrawal would take effect six months after this week's notification, leaving a small window for saving the treaty. The treaty would be in place 31 years on June 1, 2019. More here
In 2015 Chaos As Hungary Blocks Migrants at Serbian Border - 2019 Foreign Minister Says UN migration plan imperils whole world!
Czech Republic Pays Migrants $4500.00 GO HOME!
1-21-19, CZECH REPUBLIC HAS DECIDED funding the foreign migrants [$4500. each] to go home would cost taxpayers “far less” than if migrant groups remained in the country.
UN migration package ‘peril for world’, says Hungarian ...
1-18-19, The United Nations Global Migration Compact is “clearly a peril for the whole world”, which could trigger further waves of migration, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told MTI by phone from Liechtenstein. More here
U.S., Israel, others say ‘no’ to global migration compact ...
1-15-19, The United Nations, would require Israel to accept migrants in the name of legitimate global migration. Israel has no obligation, legal or moral, to accept the Sudanese and Eritrean migrants ...
12-26-18, Ukraine 'blinks' ... After a maritime conflict with Moscow in the Black Sea in late November 2018, acting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia of having sharply raised its military presence on the border, with Ukraine warning of the threat of 'full-scale war' and imposed 30 day martial law. He said that Ukraine had boosted its defenses during the 30 days of martial law, which was imposed in 10 regions that adjoin either Russia's borders or areas controlled by Moscow-backed separatists, as well as along the coast of the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea. Poroshenko also said that one of the reasons to end the martial law was the presidential election scheduled for March 31, 2019. Campaigning and elections are banned under martial law, he explained. Critics previously attacked the acting president, saying he used the incident in the Sea of Azov and the martial law to improve his ratings. More from Daily Mail here
Main Stream Hysteria Over the Ships in the Black Sea - Another view from Russia
Near the Russian Naval Base the Crimea Kerch Bridge  was recently constructed by Russia, it is an engineering marvel of the 21st century; I traveled across it twice on a recent ten day tour. Security is very tight as Ukraine continually threatens to destroy it by bomb laden tourist buses or with ships sailing under it.
I would expect Haley to make a statement  while she still has the chance, the report is so biased that it has no relevance to the actual incident it is the same old ‘Russia poisoned their own spy,’ when UK’s MI6 clowns actually were to blame. The UK is more than happy to join the anti-Russia band wagon as a smoke screen on their own problems because of the USA FISA court treason of their MI6 involvement.
Some history: Crimea has belonged to Russia for more than four centuries*; it has been a part of Russia since there was a Russia. In 1945 the Yalta [Crimea] Treaty  that ended WWII with Germany was signed at Yalta between, Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt. Russian Christianity was born in Crimea more than four centuries ago at Sevastopol. In the 1950s Nikita Khrushchev gave Crimea to Ukraine friends; it was a political “gift.”
* Crimea History: In March 2014, following the Ukrainian revolution and subsequent takeover of the territory by pro-Russian separatists and Russian Armed Forces, a Crimea-only referendum election was held but deemed unconstitutional by the Ukrainian Constitutional Court, was held to vote on leaving Ukraine and join Russia; the official result was that a large majority of Crimeans wished to join with Russia. Here
 Kerch Bridge here
 Nikki Haley here
 Yalta 1945 Conference here Crimea History here
Finland: Cleaning Undergrowth, Dead Trees Proper Forest Management Prevents Devastating Wildfires Such As California's
12-12-18, Canada Free Press -- Finnish president Sauli Niinistö didn't understand “raking” with heavy machinery is cleaning the forest undergrowth & debris. The “confusion” over what President Trump said unfortunately came initially from the Finnish side, as even our media thought “raking” meant only light removal of leaves, pine cones and other debris from forest floors. The forest service in Finland does carry out controlled burns of the forest floor mostly to clear away underbrush and also promote new saplings. [..snip] Finland manages its forests for timber, wildlife, controlled fires—and protection of nearby homes and people. Its lessons can and should be applied elsewhere. President Trump understands that. More here
Trump's Right About California's Fires: It Wasn't Climate Change
Nov 27, 2018 - In a 2006 report, the Western Governors’ Association warned that, “…over time the fire-prone forests that were not thinned, burn in uncharacteristically destructive wildfires… …In the long term, leaving forests overgrown (makes them) prone to unnaturally destructive wildfires…”
Have a Very Intolerant Day
This year it was celebrated at the World Tolerance Summit at the Armani Hotel in Dubai [a Muslim nation]. A photo of the event shows three Arab Muslim men in burnooses sitting under the Summit's subtitle, "Prospering from Pluralism: Embracing Diversity through Innovation and Collaboration."
- Diversity is great. As long as it’s limited to Muslim men.
- Pluralism is fantastic. But you’re not allowed to leave Islam.
- And tolerance is applied equally to Muslim men and other Muslim men on Tolerance Day.
Key conferences were held in three countries in a permanent state of war: Russia, Korea and Turkey.
- The Turkey tolerance conference featured a renewal of Turkey’s emergency law after over 10,000 Kurds were killed by Turkish authorities.
- After the Korean tolerance conference, North Korea sent armed infiltrators across the border.
- And during the Moscow tolerance conference, Chechen Islamic terrorists attacked a hospital and took thousands of hostages.
- The 1995 score read: Intolerance 3, Tolerance 0.
The trouble with tolerance is that tolerant people rarely go around advocating it. Tolerant people tolerate, rather than advocate. The United Nations says all the right things and does all the wrong things. The tolerant ends always justify the intolerant means. The best way to celebrate the International Day of Tolerance is to stop tolerating the United Nations.
*Excerpted and adapted full original report from Daniel Greenfield here
Egypt’s el-Sisi on World Migration: “For those [nations] who close the door to us, I say that we have nothing to reproach anyone about but ourselves."
"Instead of asking why these countries are closing their doors, ask yourself why Afghans in Afghanistan do not care about the fate of their country. Why are they fighting for forty years to kill each other and self-destruct? This question also arises for other countries like Pakistan and … Egypt too. It is also relevant for Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. Why do we behave this way?
We have an obligation to criticize ourselves: Are we protecting our own states? Do the leaders of the states I am talking about (the Muslim states) have no obligation to be more equitable, more respectful and more considerate of their people? And do not they have the duty to make concessions, to sit down to table and solve their problems, whether in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq or Libya? Why do they not? You want to go the heads of European states, whether in England, Germany, Italy or elsewhere, who close their borders to protect the fruit of long years of hard work and effort to build an evolved society! We ask that they open their doors to us, while we want to impose our culture, even though it is far from their own, especially in the field of work and effort. Our work ethic is different from theirs, they have a rigorous ethic, they do not agree with any privilege or carelessness in the field of work or training. On the other hand, we allow ourselves, sometimes in an exaggerated way, pass-rights and complacency. [..snip]
I just judge from what I see and what I understand about events happening on this subject. It’s not possible, it’s been more than forty years that you kill each other and you want me to let you in? No! Want to solve your problems? Solve them in your countries. That’s why I say to the Egyptians, “take care of your country!”
As for those who close the door to us, I say that in this we have nothing to reproach anyone about but ourselves." More here
Sweden Pays The Most to Foreign Migrants to Go Home =
$3,460.00 per person and Germany pays $1,226.00 per person
More here and here
USA Pres Trump Only World Leader Refusing to Sign Climate Change Commitment
Saudi Prince & Vladimir in Attendance
But Germany's Angela Merkel Late
12-1-18, MSN News· Russia's Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman both in Argentina to attend the G20 Summit regardless of unpleasant talk against them. World leaders have widely condemned the crown prince and Saudi Arabia over the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. Riyadh has long sought to distance the crown prince from the incident. Putin, however, has refused to publicly condemn the crown prince over the killing. And after Russian ships reportedly opened fire on and seized three Ukrainian vessels near Crimea, many European leaders have taken it as an act of Russian aggression suggesting Putin shouldn't attend the G20. However, he did and Pres Trump met with him... more here
"What? you're gonna arrest me if I go to Argentina?" Hmm ...
11-27-18, The Guardian -- The crown prince's attendance at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires could make the Argentine courts an avenue of redress for victims of abuses and the death of Jamal Khashoggi ... Riyadh initially claimed Khashoggi left the consulate in Turkey unharmed on October 2, 2018, but later admitted he was murdered in in a "rogue" operation that the prince and Saudi authorities knew nothing about.
Rights Group Urges Argentina to Charge Saudi Crown Prince at G20
11-27-18, Voice of America --Human Rights Watch has urged Argentine prosecutors to consider bringing criminal charges against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is due to join world leaders in Buenos Aires on Friday, Nov 30, 2018 for the G20 summit. The group said it filed a submission with Argentine prosecutors calling on them to invoke the country's universal jurisdiction statute to prosecute the crown prince for alleged war crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. [Note: I apologize as it may be inappropriate to find this humorous .. but I do.]
Also on the agenda is to draw up a roadmap to achieve a sustainable food future, one of the three priorities of the Argentine G20 presidency. These include:
- comprehensive and responsible soil management
- food waste reduction
- role of technology in agriculture
11-26-18, Massive protest in Pakistan over acquittal of Christian woman, Asa Bibi sentenced to death for blasphemy ... and subsequent release of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy. CNN more here
Islamist leaders arrested ahead of Asia Bibi Release Mobs protests
11-24-18, CNN -- Police have taken the leader of Pakistan's far-right Islamist Tehreek-e-Labbaik movement and dozens of his supporters into "protective custody" in the country's province of Punjab for causing unrest and upheaval in the nation. Note: Theresa May of UK denied asylum for Asa Bibi | here
Report: Pakistan's Christians Living in Terror over Asia ...
11-20-18, Breitbart -- In Pakistan Christians are very much beleaguered. Although Pakistan’s top court cleared Christian woman, Asa Bibi of blasphemy ordering her release to protective custody in Pakistan she is still in danger as mobs search house to house | here.
11-25-18, Gasoline in France costs about $7.60 per gallon for unleaded. [It's appx $3.00 in the USA]
Tear gas fired at Paris fuel protesters - fairydetox.org
fairydetox.org/2018/11/25/tear-gas-fired-at-paris-fuel-protesters.html1 day ago · Macron, however, has said that gas tax increases are necessary to reduce France's dependence on fossil fuels and fund renewable energy investments. 3,000 members of the security forces have been deployed.
France riots over high gas prices, Macron’s failures
11-25-18, France riots over high gas prices, Pres Emmanuel Macron’s failures Thousands of French citizens flooded the streets Saturday to demonstrate against Macron’s controversial fuel tax increase — clashing with policies as they called for Macron’s resignation.
11-26-18, US border officers used tear gas to repel them and said some threw rocks and bottles at agents.
San Diego border crossing shut down after migrants try entering U.S.
11-25-18, US Border agents it used tear gas and pepper spray after several migrants threw rocks at border. [Déjà vu ... under the president in 2013 - YEAH OBAMA - the same action was taken; was there an outcry? ... here and here ]
Man claiming to be migrant caravan member sets tree on fire, throws rocks at agents
11-24-18, Man from Mexico caravan has been taken into custody after setting a tree on fire and throwing rocks at border patrol agents.
Discrediting and Attacking Russia Over Ukraine [Again- more here]?
Obfuscate real issue?
Claim UK Behind Concealing FISA Application
Reports of Tense standoff around Kerch Strait between Russia & Ukraine
11-26-18, Russia Reports on RT.com - 16 hours ago · The waters near the Crimean peninsula were the site of a tense standoff between Russian and Ukrainian ships that involved a chase, some gunfire and fighter jets, followed by strong statements from Moscow and Kiev.
Russia accuses Ukraine of provocation after seizing Ukrainian ships close to Crimea
11-25-18, Reportedly Russia blocked the strait parking a tanker in it and causing a backup of cargo ships. On Monday, Russian ... Senate Democrats sue to block Matt Whitaker from serving as acting AG |more here
11-19-18, Washington Post -- Dept of Justice responded to Court filing maintaining that Pres Trump’s appointment of Matt Whitaker is lawful and that it “comports with the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution, Supreme Court precedent, past Dept of Justice opinions, and actions of U.S. Presidents, both Republican and Democrat. There are over 160 instances in American history in which non-Senate confirmed persons performed, on a temporary basis, the duties of a Senate-confirmed position. To suggest otherwise is to ignore centuries of practice and precedent.” More here
Is The Deep State Feeling The Heat? Want to conceal full FISA application?
11-26-18, American Thinker-- That's exactly the point of the massive effort to conceal the full FISA application -- because that would provide hard, black and white evidence that the Deep State forces of both the US and the UK are feeling Trump's pressure. The Daily Telegraph, in a surprisingly little remarked-upon article, informed the world that MI6 is battling PresTrump in their efforts trying to stop him from releasing FISA documents linked to Democrat Mueller's "Russia probe."
NATO head calls on Russia to free Ukrainian ships, sailors
11-26-18, BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Full support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. There is no justification for the use of military force against Ukrainian ships!"
Russia attacks, seizes Ukrainian vessels in Black Sea off Crimea - NBCNews.com
11-26-18, Ukraine convened an emergency meeting of what it called its war cabinet on Sunday after it accused Russia of having fired on three of its ships ...
Ukraine president proposes martial law after Russia seizes ships
The Guardian-5 hours ago
Russia fires to kill: Ukraine's General Staff elaborates on Russian ...
International-UNIAN-7 hours ago
Russia has attacked Ukrainian navy ships but what will the response ...
11-25-18, ABC News - See video here
Fact Check Reveals Misnomer: [fake news]
Russia in 2010 PM Putin referred to the 'blending of religion and government' not the faith aspect of the 'religions'
16th December 2010, Moscow – Conversation with then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin:
"Caucasians must not be afraid to live in Moscow or Russians to live in the North Caucasus. All citizens of Russia of whatever faith or nationality must recognize that we have a single common Motherland. From very beginning Russia was built up as a multi-national and multi-confessional state. The state exists to serve the interests of the majority. You know, we have Eastern Christianity and certain theoreticians say that it is much closer to Islam than [Roman] Catholicism is.”
Apparently Putin suggested there are major differences between Christianity and Islam, but unity of state and religious power. Orthodox Christians and Muslims are better able to understand their political theories because they have something in common than Western Christians and the Islamic world, where the idea of the fusion of state and religion is generally anathema.
Many suggest that the pretensions of the Russian Orthodox Church claiming to speak for all Russians imposing its views on Russian society; has caused Russian Muslims to increasingly feel like second class citizens.
As Russian Orthodoxy and Islam have this similarity [blend of religion and government], their fight may be more bitter than between Western Christendom and Islam, where an increasing number of Muslims, especially in Europe and the US, have come to share the view of Christians that a religiously neutral state is better. More here and here
President of Russia Vladimir Putin & Religion
Vladimir Putin was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia on October 7, 1952. He has been the President of the Russian Federation since May 7, 2012. He was also Russian Prime Minister from 1999 to 2000, President from 2000 to 2008, and Prime Minister from 2008 to 2012. His father was an atheist and his mother was an Orthodox Christian. Vladimir was baptized into the Orthodox Church as an infant.1
In an interview with Russian journalists published in 2000, Putin explained the significance of his well-known Orthodox cross pendant: "In 1993, when I worked on the Leningrad City Council, I went to Israel as part of an official delegation. Mama gave me my baptismal cross to get it blessed at the Lord's Tomb. I did as she said and then put the cross around my neck. I have never taken it off since."1 here
Yes, because of the world news media reports, most people believe all Pres Putin's 'fruit' is bad fruit ... however there are conflicting reports [here] of his good fruit and conflict with NATO. Matthew 7:16, 20, 12:33
The Hordes of Migrant Men March May Have Begun in Honduras; but there are Muslim men from the Middle East in the group. Many apprehended by border patrol in Texas. In Tijuana, Mexican Citizens Object to the Invasion
11-19-18, Robert Spencer -- Laredo Texas Sector Border Patrol agents continue to find illegal Muslim migrants from Bangladesh [Yemen, Jordan here] who crossed the border from Mexico. Why are they entering the country that way? The Investigative Project reported in January 2017: “A report by the Texas Department of Public Safety raises concerns about ISIS terrorists using the Mexican border both to enter and leave the country. It noted that at least 13 aspiring terrorists have tried to cross into Mexico, or considered trying, since 2012.”
Immigration Jihad: Six Bangladeshis Apprehended in 12 Hours ...
11-19-18, Pamela Geller -- Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents continue to find illegal immigrants from Bangladesh who cross the border from Mexico. During a 12-hour period beginning on Saturday evening, six Bangladeshi nationals were apprehended in two separate incidents.
BUILD THE WALL=> Jordanian Man Living in Mexico Smuggles Six Yemenis
8-5-18, Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski said, "Six Yemeni migrants have come across the Mexican border and into the United States. Alien smuggling puts our national security at risk, and the Criminal Division is dedicated to enforcing our immigration laws and disrupting the flow of illegal aliens into the United States."
'Tijuana First!' -- Mexicans Protest 'Illegal Invasion'
11-19-18, CNS.com -- Echoing the border control sentiments of President Donald Trump, Mexican citizens in Tijuana protested the influx of illegal aliens from Honduras and other countries, denouncing the migrant caravans as an "illegal invasion" and calling for a "Tijuana First!
Tijuana Mayor Blasts 'Horde' of Caravan Migrants, 90% Young Men; Demanding Immediate Action
11-18-18, Pastor Steve Cioccolanti unveils the oxymoronic use of the word "SAFE" by the alt-Left describing DANGEROUS policies & programs most voters would be appalled at. A timely message to share before the Victorian/ Australian Elections. He encourages us to pray the prayer of King David:
"Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me. Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness. Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. And in keeping with Thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am Thy servant." Psalm 143:1, 10-12
See 7 min video here
God Made the Sun to Light & Warm the Earth
"God made two great lights-the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night."
Currently Solar Minimum conditions are in effect;
this is causing the upper atmosphere to cool off
thus the earth is cooling
Man is discovering God's cycles in His Creation of Earth and Heavens. Apparently a current cycle has caused the earth to cool as His sun is giving off few solar flares:
10-27-18, SpaceWeather.com -- The daily Thermosphere Climate Index (TCI) is now on Spaceweather.com. TCI is a relatively new space weather metric that tells us how the top of Earth’s atmosphere (or “thermosphere”) is responding to solar activity. During Solar Maximum, the top of our atmosphere heats up and expands. More here
During Solar Maximum, the top of our atmosphere heats up and expands; currently the opposite is happening.
- NASA Sees Climate Cooling Trend Caused by Low Sun Flares/Spot Activity, 10-1-18, “We see a cooling trend,” said Martin Mlynczak of NASA’s Langley Research Center. “High above Earth’s surface, near the edge of space, our atmosphere is losing heat energy." For the past 17 years they have been using the SABER instrument onboard NASA’s TIMED satellite to monitor the wattage of infrared emissions from the top of the atmosphere. Recently, they realized that those measurements could be used to summarize the state of the thermosphere in a single daily index, the TCI, expressed in watts (W). Moreover, they learned to calculate TCI going back in time all the way to the 1940s, thus placing current conditions in a historical context. More here
- First Week of 2018 Was the Coldest on Record - Jan 09, 2018, Weather.com · Farther inland, Pittsburgh also saw its coldest first week of January on record with an average temperature of just 7.9 degrees, breaking the record of 9.7 degrees set in 1879.
- 2018 Starts With Record Cold in Parts of US - VOA news, Bone-chilling cold gripped the middle of the U.S. as 2018 began Monday, breaking low temperature records, icing some New Year's celebrations and ...
- Record-breaking cold sweeps US in first days of 2018 - CSMonitor.com -- Revelers gather in Times Square as a cold weather front hits the region ahead of New Year's celebrations in Manhattan, New York, on Dec. 31, 2017.
- April 2018 Was the Coldest in Two Decades - Weather.com - May 08, 2018 · In total, April 2018 ranked among the top 10 coldest on record for 22 USA states.
Solar Minimum conditions are in effect, and this is causing the upper atmosphere to cool off. The Sun goes through approximately 11-year cycles, from peak storm activity to quiet and back again. Solar scientists have tracked them for some time without being able to predict their relative intensity or timing. More here
In 17th century, there was a prolonged reduction in solar activity called the Maunder Minimum, [More here] which lasted roughly from 1645 to 1700 AD. During this period, there were only about 50 sunspots instead of the usual 40-50 thousand sunspots. Analysis of solar radiation showed that its maxima and minima almost coincide with the maxima and minima in the number of spots.
So where do we stand? Right now TCI=4.6×1010 W. That means the top of Earth’s atmosphere is approximately 10 times cooler than it was during the record-setting Solar Max of 1957-58 (TCI=49.4×1010 W). The record low value for TCI, 2.1×1010 W, was set during the Solar Minimum of 2009. It’s still not that cold in the thermosphere, although we’re getting close.
God Created the Heavens and the Earth:
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day." Genesis 1:1-5 [Also see see Jeremiah 31:35; Psalm 72:5; Job 9:7]
1 Corinthians 9:22
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