Sunday, August 30, 2015
Via Disclose.tv: A team of archeologists from the University of Tel Aviv have uncovered a collection of ancient scrolls in the West Bank region, near the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were originally uncovered in 1947, and which promise to shed a new light on the life and physical appearance of Jesus Christ. The newly found documents which are believed to have been written by a small Jewish sectarian group, called the Essenes, retraces different elements of the Old Testament and New Testament similar to the Dead Sea Scrolls, but scholars have turned their attention to a peculiar fragment which describes the birth of the Christ figure in a new light. The manuscripts that have been dated between 408 BCE to 318 CE describe the son of Mary as of a “darker color” of skin than her parents, a revealing bit of information admits professor Hans Schummer. The manuscripts that have been dated between 408 BCE to 318 CE shed a new light on the physical appearance of Jesus Christ, admits professor Hans Schummer of the University of Tel Aviv “It is quite revealing that the unknown author of the document notes with a certain sense of surprise that the infant’s skin tone is darker in color than his mother and father. “The infant was the color of the night” reads a part of the fragment of the scripture, “In the dark of the night, nothing could be seen of the infant except the white of his eyes”, reads another excerpt.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Via Before It's News: Stocks continue to remain under pressure. If the Fed decides not to raise rates, that will be a signal to the market that the economy IS NOT really “recovering”, and CANNOT handle a rate hike. Not raising rates has the potential to push stocks lower. On the other hand if the Fed decides to raise rates, the very mechanism which has been propping up this market will be seen as “going away”, and this will push stocks lower as well.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Via The Local: The Swedish coastguard has found the bodies of around 40 people in the hold of a stricken migrant boat off the coast of Libya. The macabre discovery was made after Swedish ship Poseidon was sent to the aid of the stricken vessel by the Italian coastguard, which said it was simultaneously coordinating rescue operations for multiple boats carrying at least 2.000 people. Swedish coastguard spokesman Mattias Lindholm told AFP the Poseidon had been able to save 439 people on the wooden boat. "Unfortunately there were around 40 people dead in the hold", he said. "The bodies are currently being transferred to the Poseidon". The Swedish ship was in the area as part of the EU border agency Frontex's search and rescue mission known as Triton. Just before the discovery of the bodies, the Poseidon had picked up 130 migrants from a rubber dinghy, Lindholm said. Italian media reported that another boat with some 700 people aboard was in trouble in the same area. MOAS, a Malta-based private organisation, said in a tweet that its boat the Phoenix was taking part in a complex rescue operation. "Phoenix are working with Italian and Swedish vessels to assist thousands", it said. Italy's coastguard said at least 10 vessels had issued distress calls and at least 2.000 migrants, "probably more" were in danger. On August 15th, the Italian navy discovered the bodies of 49 migrants asphyxiated in the hold of a people smuggler's boat. Survivors later testified that the victims had been locked below deck and constrained to stay there by force. More than 2.300 migrants have died at sea this year during attempts to reach Europe, almost invariably on overcrowded boats chartered by people smugglers.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Via Disclose.tv: Ricardo Azevedo, a public officer who lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has been getting a lot of attention for an invention that he came up with on his own – a motorbike that runs only on water. The bike, called T Power H20, can travel up to 310 miles, or nearly 500 kilometers, on a single liter of water. In a video that was recently released, Ricardo can be seen drinking from a bottle of water before pouring it into his tank, proving that his bike does indeed run on water. Incredibly enough, clean water is optional. You can even use polluted river water to run the bike. T Power H20 uses an external car battery to produce electricity and separate hydrogen from oxygen. “The advantage of this motorcycle, which works with the hydrogen that comes from the water, is that the result that comes of the exhaust is water vapor”, says Azevedo. “This is different from gasoline, the result of which is carbon monoxide”.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Via The Local: Sweden will increase its military cooperation with the United States, according to Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist. In an interview published on Saturday, he said the reason was Russian actions which had unsettled the security situation in Europe. In the interview with the Dagens Nyheter newspaper, Hultqvist called the Russian government under Vladimir Putin authoritarian and nationalistic and said closer military ties with the U.S. could help preserve peace and security. The announcement comes in the wake of a visit to Stockholm last Wednesday by U.S. Senator John McCain, during which he met he met Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, Defense Minister Hultqvist and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sverker Göranson. Discussions about Russia were high on the agenda. “John McCain as chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services plays a central roll in American policy, even if he’s not part of the administration”, Hultqvist told the paper. “His coming to Sweden was not only a courtesy call, but part of a process that is about deepening and developing our cooperation with the U. S.”. Hultqvist himself visited Washington in May, meeting McCain, Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work and other lawmakers. The two countries have developed a working plan where Sweden and the USA will tighten defence ties in five areas: interoperability, training and instruction, material cooperation, research, and international operations. The move has been motivated by Russian actions that are upsetting the security situation that has reigned in Europe since the end of the Cold War in 1991, Hultqvist said. “Russia annexed Crimea in violation of international law and has been fueling the military conflict in Ukraine”, he said. “This has contributed to a changed security situation in Europe and is a difficult reality that we have to live with”. Earlier this year in June, a report by the U.S.-based Center for European Policy Analysis (Cepa) claimed that some 33.000 Russian soldiers rehearsed a military takeover of the Baltic Sea area in March, including practising the seizure of Gotland off Sweden's east coast. That followed an incident last September when two SU-24 fighter-bombers allegedly entered Swedish airspace in what the former Foreign Minister Carl Bildt called "the most serious aerial incursion by the Russians" in almost a decade. Hultqvist told the paper that he is carrying out a resolution on defense passed by parliament in June. It said that Sweden should deepen its military cooperation with Finland, NATO, and the U.S., among others. Five parties supported the resolution. When asked if there were any negative consequences about closer ties with the Americans, Hultqvist said that he wasn’t interested in conducting a historical review, but that the current situation meant it was in Sweden’s best interests to develop its cooperation with neighboring countries and strengthen transatlantic ties. “It’s about creating a balance and that includes a strategy to preserve peace and security”, he said. Closer cooperation would decrease the risk of attack, he added.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Via The Local: U.S. senator and former presidential candidate John McCain slammed Russia over its increased military activity in the Baltic region on a visit to Stockholm on Wednesday. John McCain spoke to reporters on Wednesday on his brief visit to Stockholm with Republican party colleague John Barrasso and Democrat senator Sheldon Whitehouse. Top of the agenda were environmental issues, IT security and Russia. “We underline our concern for Russia's activities in the region and its military build-up”, McCain told Swedish media after he met Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist, and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Sverker Göranson, on Wednesday. “We all need to understand who [Vladimir Putin] is and what he wants. He wants to restore the Russian Empire”, said the 79-year-old war veteran, who has been a member of the U.S. senate for the state of Arizona since 1987. McCain has long advocated a more aggressive approach toward Russia and his comments are likely to fuel the debate in Sweden over its eastern neighbor's presence in the region. The two countries have enjoyed a strained relationship in the past year, with Sweden's security service Säpo stating that Russia posed the biggest intelligence threat to the Nordic nation in 2014. Earlier this year in June, a report for the U.S.-based Center for European Policy Analysis (Cepa) claimed that some 33.000 Russian soldiers rehearsed a military takeover of the Baltic Sea area on March 21st to 25th, including practising the seizure of Gotland off Sweden's east coast. The revelation followed an incident last September when two SU-24 fighter-bombers allegedly entered Swedish airspace in what the former Foreign Minister Carl Bildt called "the most serious aerial incursion by the Russians" in almost a decade. The following month a foreign submarine was spotted in Swedish waters, although the Swedish military was unable to determine where it came from. This increased Russian military activity has caused jitters in Sweden, prompting Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist to announce that Sweden would be stepping up its military power, including stationing 230 Swedish troops on Gotland from 2018. But the move has been criticized by center-right politicians, who argue the increase in military spending is not enough.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Via Breaking Israel News: A secret closely guarded for hundreds of years concerning the Messianic process was recently revealed. The secret, which was told to the world in May, explains how recent geopolitical events fit into the Messianic process. Rabbi Moshe Shturnbuch, a respected rabbi in the Orthodox Jewish community, is the holder of the newly revealed information. Descended from a long line of prestigious rabbis, Rabbi Shturnbuch is the great grandson of Rabbi Elijah of Vilna (also known as the Vilna Gaon), a Jewish scholar from the 18th century who is well known for his contributions in understanding the Messianic process. The announcement of the Messianic revelation, originally publicized by Rabbi Lazer Brody, raised many eyebrows. Said shortly before his death, the Vilna Gaon explained, “When you hear that the Russians have captured the city of Crimea, you should know that the times of the Messiah have started, that his steps are being heard. And when you hear that the Russians have reached the city of Constantinople [today’s Istanbul], you should put on your Shabbat clothes and don’t take them off, because it means that the Messiah is about to come any minute”.