Good info and from the same people who showed dorian would stall and miss florida a.week before as well as get earthquake predictions right at world record levels. Continue reading “Some videoes from Suspicious Observers on cosmic disaster, plasma cosmology and climate forcing.”

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NEW YORK — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen “justice” as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months.

The word follows “toxic,” picked by Oxford Dictionaries, and “misinformation,” plucked by Dictonary.com.   Continue reading “Top of mind: ‘Justice’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year”

MSN – by Alex Temblador

The travel community seems to be looking for ways to be more eco-friendly. Destinations are outlawing straws, hotels are recycling soaps, and some cruise ships are working to power their boats with dead fish.

It seems United Airlines is looking for ways to be more environmentally-friendly, too, as they may soon power their jets with biofuel made from trash.   Continue reading “United Airlines May Soon Power Jets With Trash”

NBC News – by Andy Eckardt, Dec.17.2016

MAINZ, Germany — Do you wish you knew a Jew? If so, you can now rent one.

That is the attention-grabbing idea behind a project that aims to promote cultural understanding and dialogue by offering face-to-face encounters with Jews living in Germany.   Continue reading “Germany’s ‘Rent a Jew’ Project Aims to Fight Anti-Semitism”

The Telegraph – by Helena Horton

Barack Obama has called for more women to be elected to office because “because men seem to be having some problems these days.”

AFP reported that the former President made these remarks while talking to a private event in Paris on Saturday, and was referring to the sexual misconduct allegations made against many high-profile men.   Continue reading “Barack Obama: We need to elect more women because ‘men are having problems’”

This article says the killing of 4million Bosnian muslims is the worst European atrocity of the 20th century.

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THE HAGUE — A United Nations war crimes tribunal convicted Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb general, on Wednesday of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity in the slaughter of Bosnian Muslims during the breakup of Yugoslavia.

From 1992 to 1995, the tribunal found, Mr. Mladic, 75, was the chief military organizer of the campaign to drive Muslims, Croats and other non-Serbs off their lands to cleave a new homogeneous statelet for Bosnian Serbs.   Continue reading “Ratko Mladic Is Convicted in 1990s Slaughter of Bosnian Muslims”

Haaretz – by Amos Harel

Sunday’s cabinet decision to approve the acquisition of 17 F-35s for the Israel Air Force is a belated, necessary result to the partial decision the previous government made nearly three years ago. Then, only a partial equipping was approved in an unusual step that would have left the IAF at the end of the acquisition process with a squadron and a half. It would have been an operational hybrid, which would likely not allow long-term planning and conducting of missions on an ongoing basis. According to the decision, the IAF will have a full complement of two squadrons by 2021 or 2022.   Continue reading “F-35 Deal: As Always – Israeli Air Force Got What It Wanted, Despite Costs and Concerns”

Haaretz – by Barak Ravid

The security cabinet decided unanimously on Sunday to purchase 17 additional F-35 stealth fighter jets from the United States. The Prime Minister’s Bureau said the new purchase will bring the number of F-35s in the Israel Air Force to 50.

The state-of-the-art F-35, already nicknamed the Adir (Hebrew for mighty or glorious) in Israel, is considered the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft. The additional purchase will enable Israel’s Air Force to outfit two full squadrons of the plane.   Continue reading “Israel Decides to Buy 17 Additional F-35 Fighter Jets”

Haaretz – by Allison Kaplan Sommer

After dropping his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, New Jersey governor Chris Christie shocked the political world by endorsing Donald Trump – giving the maverick candidate his first real stamp of approval days before the crucial Super Tuesday race. It was a move that stunned and disappointed the anti-Trump GOP establishment, including Christie’s own friends and supporters.

Christie said he appreciated Trump “as a person, and as a friend,” and Trump, in turn described Christie as his “friend for many years” and a “spectacular governor.”   Continue reading “Meet the Kushners: The Feuding Real Estate Dynasty That Links Donald Trump and Chris Christie”

Haaretz – by Peretz Darr

Drought has always been a threat of existential proportions in the Middle East. The path Israel chose to mitigate its impact was discussed in the New York Times on May 29, 2015 in an article titled “Aided by the Sea, Israel Overcomes an Old Foe: Drought.” Israel’s conquest of drought cited by the Times was achieved by building five large-scale desalination plants in just ten years, a project viewed by many as one of Israel’s outstanding achievements. However, in contrast to natural water, desalinated water lacks essential elements essential to human health such as magnesium and calcium.

Israel’s desalination plants produce 600 million cubic meters of water per year, enough to supply drinking water to about 80% of the population.       Continue reading “Israel, the Next Flint? Gov’t Dawdling as Desalinated Water Kills”

Haaretz – by Jaime Nabrynski

My name is Jaime Nabrynski and you may recognize me as “the crying girl” at Hillary Clinton’s election party at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Multiple photos and videos were taken of me sobbing that night, used by media outlets all over the world the morning after the election. Since news of Donald Trump’s victory officially broke, I’ve received dozens of texts, emails and Facebook messages from devastated friends, family and strangers alike, letting me know that my tears in those photos represented what they too were feeling that night. The photos capture so much, but the words to describe those feelings we share? I don’t know if I have all of those yet.   Continue reading “My Picture Went Viral After Hillary Clinton’s Defeat. Here’s How I’m Channeling My Grief”