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Sirens wail in southern Israel as rocket fired from Gaza

Red alert sirens went off on Sunday evening in the Hof Ashkelon and Eshkol regions of southern Israel after a rocket was apparently fired from the Gaza Strip. Unconfirmed reports indicated that the rocket exploded inside the Strip, and the IDF Spokesperson said there were no reported rocket impacts in Israeli territory. The Times of Israel

NSA SPYING VIOLATES 4TH AMENDMENT

A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency program which collects information on nearly all telephone calls made to, from or within the United States is likely unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon found that the program appears to violate the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. He also said the Justice Department had failed to demonstrate that collecting the information had helped to head off terrorist attacks.  Acting on a lawsuit brought by conservative legal activist Larry Klayman, Leon issued a preliminary injunction barring the NSA from collecting so-called metadata pertaining to the Verizon accounts of Klayman and one of his clients. However, the judge stayed the order to allow for an appeal. “I cannot imagine a more ‘indiscriminate’ and ‘arbitrary invasion’ than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen for purposes of querying it and analyzing it without judicial approval,” wrote Leon, an appointee of President George W. Bush. The preliminary injunction Leon granted Monday does not require him to make a definitive ruling on the constitutional questions in the case, but does take account of which side he believes is more likely to prevail. More

ON EDGE: Bomb Scare Prompts Harvard Evacuations

BOSTON—Harvard University evacuated four buildings Monday morning after receiving an unconfirmed report that explosives had been planted in them, the school said. There were no reports of explosions, according to the Cambridge Police Department. Access to Harvard Yard, home to several of the evacuated buildings, was restricted to residents with university identification, Harvard said. After receiving the bomb report, the Harvard University Police Department told students and others to evacuate the Science Center and Thayer, Sever and Emerson halls, the university said in a statement. Officials said they had no reason to believe any other part of the university was under threat. ”Out of an abundance of caution, the buildings have been evacuated while the report is investigated,” the university said. “Harvard’s focus is on the safety of our students, faculty and staff.” Harvard requested that the Massachusetts State Police send its bomb squad and bomb dogs, said Trooper Dustin Fitch. “We don’t know the specific threat at this time,” he said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is also responding to the incident, officials said. The Harvard Crimson, a campus newspaper, reported that students filed into spacious Annenberg Hall after the buildings were evacuated. A dean told students there that exams were canceled for the morning, according to the paper’s Twitter feed. The Wall street Journal
 

US takes aim at China, ups naval aid to SE Asia

Taking clear aim at China’s growing aggressiveness in territorial disputes with its smaller neighbors, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Monday that the United States will boost maritime security assistance to the countries of Southeast Asia amid rising tensions with Beijing. On his first visit to Vietnam as America’s top diplomat, Kerry pledged an additional $32.5 million for members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to protect their territorial waters and navigational freedom in the South China Sea, where four states have competing claims with China. Included in the new aid is up to $18 million for Vietnam alone that will include five fast patrol-boats for its Coast Guard. With the new contribution, U.S. maritime security assistance to the region will exceed $156 million over the next two years, he said. Kerry said the new assistance was not a “quickly conceived reaction to any events in the region” but rather a “gradual and deliberate expansion” of U.S. support as part of the Obama administration’s broader decision to refocus attention on the Asia-Pacific region.

However, his comments came as Washington and Beijing trade barbs over a near collision between U.S. and Chinese naval vessels in the South China Sea just 11 days ago. China announced in late November that it was establishing a defense zone over the East China Sea, a maritime area between China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. All aircraft entering the zone must notify Chinese authorities beforehand, and China would take unspecified defensive measures against those that don’t comply. Neighboring countries and the U.S. have said they will not honor the new zone — believed aimed at claiming disputed territory — and have said it unnecessarily raises tensions. Already, China has claimed it has a sovereign right to establish a similar zone over the South China Sea, where China and the Philippines are locked in another long-running territorial dispute. More

Iraq’s battle to save its Christian souls: ‘Christians are finished here’

As the last remaining Christian priest in the Baghdad suburb of Doura, Archdeacon Temathius Esha no longer just puts his trust in God’s all-seeing eye. Built into the wall of his vestry, amid pictures of Catholic saints, is a 16-screen CCTV monitor, keeping watch on every corner of his church in case of possible attack. Along with the armed guard outside and concrete anti-blast walls, it makes St Shmoni’s feel more like a fortress than a house of worship. And after a decade in which Doura’s Iraqi Christian community has been robbed, kidnapped and murdered by Islamist extremists, it finds itself offering sanctuary to an ever-dwindling flock.

“Doura was once one of the biggest Christian communities in Iraq, with 30,000 families,” said Mr Esha, as he prepared for an afternoon congregation that barely filled two of the 22 rows of pews. “Now there are only 2,000 left. They feel they are strangers in their own land, and that makes them want to leave. The bleeding from migration is continuous.” Today, St Shmoni is one of just two of Doura’s original seven churches still open, casualties of a period in which the area become one of the most notorious al-Qaeda strongholds in Baghdad. In the years that followed the US-led invasion of 2003, two churches were car bombed, while the others closed due to lack of numbers and the kidnapping for ransom of four of Mr Esha’s fellow priests, which has left just him and a local monk remaining. Over the years, his own church has had an improvised explosive device and two car bombs planted outside it. All were fortunately discovered before they were detonated. More

The European Union is ready to provide Israelis and Palestinians with “unprecedented” financial, political and security assistance and a significant upgrade in ties if the two parties reach a peace agreement, the union’s foreign ministers announced Monday. The promised package, which includes upgrading bilateral relations to a so-called “Special Privileged Partnership,” can be understood as a major incentive to prod Israeli and Palestinian leaders into signing a final-status deal. Israeli officials reacted tepidly, if not cynically, to the plan, saying that as long as it does not include concrete proposals, neither side will rush to amend its positions to overcome the current stalemate in negotiations. “These are empty words, meaningless generalities. The offer, the way it looks now, has no concrete content at all and seems somewhat unrealistic,” an Israeli diplomatic official told The Times of Israel. “If they really wanted to make their mark on the peace process they would have come up with something a bit more tangible.”  The offer was made by the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council, which adopted the conclusions in Brussels. “The EU will provide an unprecedented package of European political, economic and security support to both parties in the context of a final status agreement,” a statement from the council read.

“In the event of a final peace agreement the European Union will offer Israel and the future state of Palestine a Special Privileged Partnership including increased access to the European markets, closer cultural and scientific links, facilitation of trade and investments as well as promotion of business to business relations.” The EU would also offer both states “enhanced political dialogue and security cooperation,” the foreign minister declared. The council conclusions do not provide any details regarding the promised assistance, yet state that the EU is ready to “contribute substantially to post-conflict arrangements for ensuring the sustainability of a peace agreement.” The EU “will work on concrete proposals, including by building on previous work undertaken on EU contributions to Palestinian state-building, regional issues, refugees, security and Jerusalem,” the foreign ministers stated. More

ONE ARIZONA COMMUNITY’S INSPIRING RESPONSE WHEN A SALVATION ARMY OFFICE WAS ROBBED

The Salvation Army operation in Glendale, Arizona was hit hard on Dec. 2nd when thieves kicked down an office door and made off with electronic equipment, a safe and $1700 in cash that volunteers had collected in the charity’s iconic red kettles. When all of the damages were tabulated, the robbers — whose actions were caught on security cameras — put a $4,000 dent in the operation.  This particular Salvation Army location is affiliated with a Korean church in Glendale operated by Kihyun and Aeran Oh. The husband and wife actually recognized the the two men who perpetrated the crimes. For months, the men have been frequent visitors and regularly received assistance from the Salvation Army.  Thanks to the information provided by the church leaders, Glendale police have already arrested 38-year-old Mark Dollar and he confessed to participating in the crime.

The other suspect, John Bardy, is still on the run. The theft could have been a devastating blow to the Salvation Army’s plans to provide food, clothing and support for the many needy people in the area. However, when the story hit the local press, the community of Glendale responded in a big way. Within hours of the local television coverage, a group of construction workers donated their time and materials to repair the doors that were kicked in by the crooks. Glendale’s Mayor Jerry Weiers immediately rallied local support for donations and offered his services to “ring the bell” this coming Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a Salvation Army kettle set up outside of a popular area outlet mall. “I am so proud of our city. I hear we have already raised between three and four thousand dollars for the wonderful couple that runs the Korean church and Salvation Army chapter here in Glendale. And that’s before I start ringing my big bell tomorrow,” Weiers said in an interview with TheBlaze on Friday afternoon. More

All Across Long Island, Movement Is On To ‘Keep Christ In Christmas’

 

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — There is more to Christmas than gifts and jingle bells, so say a growing number of people with lawn signs and bumper stickers. As CBS 2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported Monday, there’s a growing “Keep Christ in Christmas” phenomenon. Linda Doupe was recently found doing her Christmas shopping in a Christian store. “Keeping Christ …

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Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Laws on Gun Control

 

GREELEY, Colo. — When Sheriff John Cooke of Weld County explains in speeches why he is not enforcing the state’s new gun laws, he holds up two 30-round magazines. One, he says, he had before July 1, when the law banning the possession, sale or transfer of the large-capacity magazines went into effect. The other, …

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Toys which contain chemicals which can cause cancer, infertility in men and deformity of unborn children have been confiscated from a market stall. The ‘fruit-head’ dolls came with strawberry, apple, tomato or blackcurrant-shaped heads and were confiscated after tests showed they contained the harmful phthalates. The bright toys were reportedly found on sale at a shop …

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Obama Allows Great Lakes Water To Be Sold To China As Half The U.S. Faces Extreme Water Crisis

What in the world is Barack Obama thinking? At a time when the United States is facing the greatest water crisis that it has ever known, Obama is allowing water from the Great Lakes to be drained, bottled and shipped to China and other countries around the globe. Right now, the Great Lakes hold approximately 21 …

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Neighbors Call Cops On Man For Washing Car in His Own Driveway

 

Neighbors called police on a man in Garden City, New York for the egregious crime of washing a car in his own driveway.  A video shows a police officer approaching two men in their driveway to inform them washing their car on their own private property violates a city ordinance, telling them “you’re not allowed …

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Bloomberg unleashes mandatory vaccination of children

 

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg successfully pushed a highly controversial mandate through his NYC Board of Health on Wednesday, which stipulates all children between the ages of 6 months and 4 years, 11 months, that attend a NYC licensed daycare or pre-school must receive the annual flu shot. Set to go into effect in …

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Harvard students vote to ban bottled water

It’s refreshing to see that college students are beginning to do more than merely protest against environmental and health-damaging issues pushed by corporate America. They’re also going beyond pushing for labels and “co-existence.” They’ve started to go for the economic throat of big business by banning certain toxic products from campuses, such as bottled water. Though …

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The amount of sea ice in the Arctic has increased by close to 50 per cent compared to last year, according to satellite measurements. ESA’s CryoSat mission revealed that in October this year the Arctic had 9000 cu km of sea ice. This compares to just 6000 cu km in October 2012. Scientists believe part of this …

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Unusual cold weather hits northern Thailand – Disaster Zone Declared

 

Unusual cold weather has hit northern Thailand, and 95 settlements on the Chiang Mai province has been declared a disaster zone as temperature dropped to 3 degrees Celsius. The lowest temperature was registered around Doi Inthanon, the highest Mountain in the country. On Monday, temperature dropped to 3 degrees Celsius, while temperature in the provincial capital was …

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Sun will ‘flip upside down’ within weeks – scientists

SIGNS IN THE SUN – The sun is set to “flip upside down” within weeks as its magnetic field reverses polarity in an event that will send ripple effects throughout the solar system. Although it may sound like a catastrophic occurrence, there’s no need to run for cover. The sun switches its polarity, flipping its magnetic …

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Army to cut almost 4,000 captains, majors

 

Almost 19,000 captains and majors will be screened by separation and early retirement boards this spring as part of the ongoing drawdown of the active-duty Army. The Officer Separation Board and Enhanced Selective Early Retirement Board could select up to 20 percent of the considered population for separation from the Army — that’s about 3,800 people. …

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Religious groups get win vs. Obamacare birth-control mandate

 

US B-52 Bombers Appear in Chinese Military Training Game

 

In an article entitled “Sword to cut off the head of devils!” the website of China’s state-run newspaper Global Times showed a screenshot with a Chinese soldier pointing a rocket launcher at two B-52 bombers flying overhead. The screenshot is from the latest update of “Glorious Mission,” the official training video game of the People’s …

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Russia Confirms Tactical Missile Deployment on NATO Borders

Russia confirmed Monday that it has deployed tactical ballistic missiles near its borders with NATO but said the move did not violate international agreements. Bild newspaper in Germany reported over the weekend that Russia had “quietly” moved 10 Iskander-M (SS-26 Stone) missile systems into its Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad and along its border with the Baltic …

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WACO, TX – During a televised debate last week, the Republican candidates for Texas lieutenant governor expressed support for prayer and the teaching of Biblical creation in public schools. In a Thursday evening debate broadcast by KCEN-TV, the four candidates for lieutenant governor discussed a variety of political issues, as the coveted position is considered one of the most …

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DAYS OF LOT – Texas United Methodist Bishop Reinstates Lesbian’s Ordination Candidacy

 

AUSTIN, TX – A United Methodist Bishop for the San Antonio area has reinstated the candidacy of a lesbian woman who is seeking to be ordained in the denomination as a deacon. Mary Ann Kaiser serves as the youth director at University United Methodist Church in Austin. She initially became a candidate for ordination in the Alabama-West Florida …

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DAYS OF LOT – Indian gov’t considering repealing recently upheld law against ‘unnatural sex’

On the heels of last week’s Indian Supreme Court decision that upheld the country’s laws against any form of “unnatural sex,” which has been interpreted as including sodomy, bestiality, rape and sexual abuse of children, the government is reportedly considering working to repeal the law.  The Supreme Court had ruled that while the law does not violate …

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“If you’re gay and new to an area, how do you find out where gay people hang out?”  That, according to the creators of a newly-approved app for Apple’s iOS-based phones and tablets, is the “overly simplistic description” of the “problem” they sought to solve with Distinc.tt – billed as “the only gay social app …

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DAYS OF LOT – Part of Utah’s Bigamy Law Struck Down in Victory for Reality TV Star

A U.S. federal judge struck down a portion of Utah’s bigamy laws as unconstitutional on Friday, siding with a reality television star and his four wives. Polygamy is illegal in all 50 states. But Utah’s law is unique in that a person can be found guilty not just for having two legal marriage licenses, but also …

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U.S. urged to slow down NSA spying train

A federal judge on Monday declared the National Security Agency’s apparent practice of tapping Americans’ phones and storing data “indiscriminate” and “arbitrary” and said the practice will likely be ruled unconstitutional. A leading expert on constitutional law told WND, unless the NSA abuse is stopped, the nation will continue to see tyranny similar to that inflicted …

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Because the United States again has imposed sanctions against several companies and individuals who allegedly evaded U.S. embargoes on trade with Iran, Tehran says it may increase its uranium enrichment goals to the 60 percent level, according to report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.  That would be far above the recent interim agreement reached in …

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KISS YOUR IRA GOOD-BYE

The recent volatility of the Dow Jones Industrial Average indicates savvy investors on Wall Street are worried.  Should the Federal Reserve, under Chairman Ben Bernanke’s replacement, “taper” the current Fed policy of buying U.S. Treasury debt, investors anticipate a sharp downward market correction, possibly even a market crash. Last week, the Dow fell below 16,000 only …

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Small business owners: Federal government is stealing our ideas

“They stole all my stuff and used taxpayer money to do it,”  John Hnatio, a Maryland small business owner, says of the U.S. government. Hnatio claims the government has put his company, FoodquestTQ, nearly out of business by stealing his firm’s software that was designed to be licensed to the Food and Drug Administration to …

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Commander Chris Hadfield, the astronaut who captured the public’s imagination when he recorded David Bowie’s Space Oddity in the International Space Station, has predicted man will live on the Moon within his lifetime.  No human has set foot on the Moon for nearly four decades. But Earth will have a colony there within the next 30 …

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Multivitamin researchers say “case is closed” after studies find no health benefits

 

“Enough” with the multivitamins already. That’s the message from doctors behind three new studies and an editorial that tackled an oft-debated question in medicine: Do daily multivitamins make you healthier? After reviewing the available evidence and conducting new trials, the authors have come to a conclusion of “no.” “We believe that the case is closed — supplementing the …

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