Palestinian statehood bid fails at UN Security Council as US, Australia vote against/Japan Culls 42000 Chickens After Second Bird Flu Outbreak In A Month and more signs of JESUS’ soon return

Why New North Carolina Measles Cases Worries Health Officials

A case of red measles, also known as Rubeola, was diagnosed earlier this week in Moorseville, North Carolina — worrying health officials and highlighting the renewed threat of measles in this country. The infected person was unvaccinated and had recently returned from a trip to India confirmed Rebecca Carter, the public information officer for Mecklenburg …

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UN to vote Tuesday on resolution to end Israel’s occupation

The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Tuesday evening on a Palestinian resolution calling for an end to Israel’s occupation within three years, a proposal virtually certain to be defeated because of U.S. and Israeli opposition. Jordan’s U.N. Ambassador Dina Kawar, the Arab representative on the Security Council, told reporters after a closed-door meeting of the …

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A 2,500 Square-Mile Methane Plume Is Silently Hovering Over The Western US

A monstrous cloud of accumulated methane—a potent greenhouse gas—is now hovering over a large portion of the western United States according to satellite imagery analyzed by NASA and reported by the Washington Post. Created by years of intentionally released and errantly leaked natural gas during fossil fuel drilling operations, the cloud—invisible to the human eye …

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State Supreme Court Rules Firefighters Must Participate in ‘Gay Pride Parades’ Despite Objections

The Supreme Court of Rhode Island has unanimously ruled that the religious rights of two firefighters were not violated when they were forced to participate in a “gay pride parade” a decade ago despite their objections. Theodore Fabrizio and Stephen Deninno were assigned by city officials to drive a fire truck in the 2001 parade, …

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Shock As NY Times Reveals Obama Generals ‘Do Not Understand’ ISIS

Maj. Gen. Michael K. Nagata, commander of American Special Operations forces in the Middle East, sought help this summer in solving an urgent problem for the American military: What makes the Islamic State so dangerous? Trying to decipher this complex enemy — a hybrid terrorist organization and a conventional army — is such a conundrum that …

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Russia’s Financial Crisis Hits Dubai Airport.

Growth in passenger traffic through Dubai International Airport, one of the world’s busiest, slowed in November because of the geopolitical and economic instability hitting Russia, the airport’s operator said on Tuesday. Dubai is a popular tourist destination for Russians and a convenient place for them to park some of their savings abroad. Western economic sanctions …

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Another mysterious explosion heard in Bingham County; residents in Riverside say boom shook their homes

Bingham County residents are reporting a second mysterious explosion less than a week after the first blast triggered several 911 calls. Residents in the town of Riverside reported to the local media Sunday evening that they not only heard a loud explosion but the boom was powerful enough to shake their homes. However, the Bingham …

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28 Signs That US Public Schools Are Rapidly Being Turned Into Indoctrination Centers And Prison Camps.

It has been said that children are our future, and right now the vast majority of our children are being “educated” in public schools that are rapidly being turned into indoctrination centers and prison camps. Our children desperately need to focus on the basics such as reading, writing and math, but instead a whole host …

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Bodies, Debris Found in Search for Missing Jet

A grim discovery in the waters off Indonesia on Tuesday dealt a heartbreaking blow to families whose loved ones were lost on AirAsia Flight QZ8501, and their anguish was felt around the world. Debris from the plane was spotted about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the aircraft’s last known location over the Java Sea, off …

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FBI forensic lab misconduct could affect 2,600 convictions, 45 death row cases

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Nearly every criminal case the FBI and US Justice Department has reviewed during a major investigation that began in 2012 regarding an FBI lab unit has involved flawed forensic testimony, The Washington Post reported. The review – originally spurred by a Post report in 2012 over flawed forensic testimony by Federal Bureau of Investigation lab …

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Ukraine in ‘full-blown financial crisis’ – National Bank head

Ukraine’s GDP shrank by 7.5 percent from January till November 2014, as foreign exchange reserves fell to their lowest level since 2009, and inflation jumped to 21 percent by November, admits the head of the Ukraine’s National Bank, Valeriya Gontareva. The country’s foreign exchange reserves shrank to $9.9 billion, as Kiev gave Naftogaz an estimated …

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City orders church to shut down glee camp

It appears that Jesus and jazz hands don’t mix. That’s the gist of a legal battle in Auburn, N.Y., pitting City Hall against a summer glee camp hosted in the Case Mansion a building owned by the First Presbyterian Church. The city’s code enforcement officer issued a cease-and-desist order in July — alleging the church’s musical …

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Petrobras deadline prompts some bondholders to push for default

Petrobras, Brazil’s state-run oil company, could be declared in technical default on some of its foreign debt as early as Tuesday if bondholders pursue efforts to force it to speed up its assessment of losses in a giant corruption scandal. The push, led by New York-based Aurelius Capital, applies to $54 billion of Petrobras bonds …

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US West Coast will likely see peak of Fukushima radiation by end of 2015

Scientists keeping tabs on the eastward voyage of radioactive byproducts from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power-station disaster in Japan suggest that radioactivity from the byproducts should peak off the US and Canadian coasts by the end of next year. After that, they are expected to begin a gradual decline to background levels. The chief concern: Radioactivity …

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Arctic Cold Grips California; Rare Snow to Impact Southwest.

A storm and cold air forecast to develop at the end of 2014 and linger into the start of 2015 will deliver snow, rain and a frost or freeze to portions of California. The coldest air of the winter months so far will settle over California during the middle part of this week. At the same …

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Abortion industry on verge of ‘implosion’

The “implosion” in America’s abortion industry is continuing, and the only thing that prevents a complete collapse is a series of court injunctions that are preventing various state safety laws from being enforced, according to a new survey of the situation.  “In all, 73 abortion facilities shut down for all or part of the year. …

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Stop conversions, Stanford religious dean tells churches

The newly appointed dean for religious life at Stanford University has some advice for churches. They should stop doing all those conversions and shouldn’t even “do religion” all the time, contends Rev. Jane Shaw, who plans to teach “empathy” in her religion classes. The school explained her duties are to provide “spiritual, religious and ethical …

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Obama golf game prompts relocation of Army wedding

Two captains in the U.S. Army relocated their wedding over the weekend to accommodate a golf game for President Obama, who is currently on vacation in Hawaii, according to Bloomberg News. Natalie Heimel and Edward Mallue Jr. initially invited Mr. Obama to their ceremony, but received a letter Saturday saying he couldn’t come and wishing …

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Seed Libraries Struggle With State Laws Limiting Exchanges

Gardeners at hundreds of spots around the country are sharing seeds as part of an increasing interest in locally grown food, but some agriculture officials say the well-meaning effort violates state laws. In spots like Duluth, Minnesota, the conflict has surprised gardeners and library officials who never thought to examine the intricacies of state seed …

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Japan Culls 42000 Chickens After Second Bird Flu Outbreak In A Month

Japan on Monday ordered the slaughter of some 42,000 chickens after officials confirmed the country’s second bird flu outbreak in less than a month. DNA tests confirmed the H5 strain of the virus at a farm in Miyazaki prefecture in the country’s southwest after its owner reported Sunday that several chickens had suddenly died, the …

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License Plate Reader Technology Looks At Faces

The leading suppler of automated license plate reader technology in the US (ALPR, also known as ANPR in Europe) is expanding its offerings to law enforcement. Vehicle owners have already had their movements tracked by the company Vigilant Solutions, which boasts 2 billion entries in its nationwide database, with 70 million additional license plate photographs …

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A New Jersey bid to privatize water without public votes

A bill that would allow New Jersey municipalities to sell their public water utilities to private, for-profit corporations without putting the measure to voters is awaiting Gov. Chris Christie’s signature. Until now, any municipality in New Jersey that sought to sell off its water system to a private bidder had to hold a public vote. …

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Hackers could steal your fingerprint from readily available photographs, leaving iPhones and other technology vulnerable

Hackers have already proved they can bypass Apple’s fingerprint scanner using a collection of household items to make a latex replica print. And now, one expert has recreated the fingerprints of Germany’s Minister of Defence, Ursula von der Leyen, using just a photo of her. The security researcher known as Starbug, used publicly available software …

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ObamaCare fines rising in 2015, IRS to collect

Don’t have health insurance? Get ready to pay up. The ObamaCare-mandated fines for not having insurance are rising in 2015 — and for the first time, will be collected by the Internal Revenue Service. The individual requirement to buy health insurance went into effect earlier this year. But this coming tax season is the first …

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Solar System Likely To Collide With Nearby Orange Dwarf Star

A local orange dwarf star has a 90 percent probability of passing within the orbit of our outer solar system’s Oort Cloud between 240,000 and 470,000 years from now, says the author of a new study detailing the computer-modeled orbits of more than 50,000 nearby stars. In a paper just accepted for publication in the …

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California Activists Want Sexual Consent Taught to Kindergartners.

Aiming to address the “rape culture” pervasive at college campuses across the country, a student activist group has proposed teaching children as young as five about sexual consent. An organization called Take Back The Campus, made up of students from three California colleges, has released a list of demands it says will help curb the …

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Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Synagogue in Israel Where Jesus May Have Taught

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Archaeologists in Israel believe they have discovered the remains of an ancient synagogue where Jesus may have taught. Magdala is an ancient village in Israel located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, just five miles from the biblical city of Capernaum. The village has yielded numerous archaeological findings through the years, including …

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The American People Are Utterly Clueless About What Is Going To Happen As We Enter 2015

The American people are feeling really good right about now. For example, Gallup’s economic confidence index has hit the highest level that we have seen since the last recession. In addition, nearly half of all Americans believe that 2015 will be a better year than 2014 was, and only about 10 percent believe that it …

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CDC says nation at Flu epidemic threshold

Illinois is reporting high flu activity and the CDC says the U.S. has hit the flu epidemic threshold nationwide. According to the CDC, the proportion of deaths reported in 122 U.S. cities from pneumonia and influenza surpassed the seasonal baseline and currently stands at the epidemic threshold of 6.8 percent. The number of states reporting …

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Battles rage for control of Iraq’s Kirkuk

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