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  Strange waves rippled around the world and scientists don't know why
Posted by: Mystic Wanderer - 11-28-2018, 07:44 PM - Forum: Strange Weather Phenomena - Replies (6)

Strange frequency waves rippled across the world on November 11, 2018, but so far no definite answer has been found as to what caused them.


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Quote:On the morning of November 11, just before 9:30 UT, a mysterious rumble rolled around the world.


The seismic waves began roughly 15 miles off the shores of Mayotte, a French island sandwiched between Africa and the northern tip of Madagascar. The waves buzzed across Africa, ringing sensors in Zambia, Kenya, and Ethiopia. They traversed vast oceans, humming across Chile, New Zealand, Canada, and even Hawaii nearly 11,000 miles away.


These waves didn't just zip by; they rang for more than 20 minutes. And yet, it seems, no human felt them.
Only one person noticed the odd signal on the U.S. Geological Survey's real-time seismogram displays. An earthquake enthusiast who uses the handle @matarikipax saw the curious zigzags and posted images of them to Twitter. That small action kicked off another ripple of sorts, as researchers around the world attempted to suss out the source of the waves. Was it a meteor strike? A submarine volcano eruption? An ancient sea monster rising from the deep?

“I don't think I've seen anything like it,” says Göran Ekström, a seismologist at Columbia University who specializes in unusual earthquakes.

“It doesn't mean that, in the end, the cause of them is that exotic,” he notes. Yet many features of the waves are remarkably weird—from their surprisingly monotone, low-frequency “ring” to their global spread. And researchers are still chasing down the geologic conundrum.

What is it about these waves that makes them so weird?

Quote:In a normal earthquake, the built-up tensions in Earth's crust release with a jolt in mere seconds. This sends out a series of waves known as a “wave train” that radiates from the point of the rupture, explains Stephen Hicks, a seismologist at the University of Southampton.

The fastest-traveling signals are Primary waves, or P-waves, which are compression waves that move in bunches, like what happens to an extended slinky that gets suddenly pushed at one end. Next come the secondary waves, or S-waves, which have more of a side-to-side motion. Both of these so-called body waves have relatively high frequencies, Hicks says, “a sort of ping rather than a rumbling.”

Finally, chugging along at the end come slow, long-period surface waves, which are similar to the strange signals that rolled out from Mayotte. For intense earthquakes, these surface waves can zip around the planet multiple times, ringing Earth like a bell, Hicks says.


However, there was no big earthquake kicking off the recent slow waves. Adding to the weirdness, Mayotte's mystery waves are what scientists call monochromatic. Most earthquakes send out waves with a slew of different frequencies, but Mayotte's signal was a clean zigzag dominated by one type of wave that took a steady 17 seconds to repeat.

“It's like you have colored glasses and [are] just seeing red or something,” says Anthony Lomax, an independent seismology consultant.

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The article goes on with lots of speculation as to what caused the frequency waves, but in the end they have no real answers.

It reminds me of those booms that we started hearing back in 2011 that have continued to this day around the world. There have never been any scientific answers to that one either.
So, what's going on?
I think the Earth is entering a phase we haven't experienced yet, so there are no answers until more data is collected and studied.

Fascinating time to be alive.  Cheers! minusculebeercheers

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  Some photos of Sami
Posted by: Wallfire - 11-28-2018, 06:54 PM - Forum: Off Topic - No Replies

I hope you all enjoy the photos 

Quote:[Image: kolttasaamelaiset-valitutmuokatut-3.jpg?itok=tTSioX14]
Eyes on Barents
Wearing my pride


 

 
Yle Sapmi

November 23, 2018
The bright red main cloth has been embroidered with beads of different colors.

Text by Sara Wesslin, Yle Sápmi
Photos by Henry Lämsä, Yle
Technical realization by Antti Hämäläinen, Yle
 
The headdress of a Skolt Sámi woman tells a great deal more about the wearer than an untrained eye catches at first glance. The hat will reveal the marital status of the woman. Is she married or widowed, or maybe looking for a spouse?
According to an old tradition, the suitor will tie the satin bands of a Skolt Sámi maiden’s hat in a knot after finding a promising companion. It is a sign for the folks of the maiden to start planning a wedding.
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Jasmin Semenoff, 18, from the village of Sevettijärvi, Finland, laughs softly at the story.
«I guess it might be true, but you don’t do that anymore,» she says.
 
[Image: kolttasaamelaiset-valitutmuokatut-15.jpg][i]Photo: Henry Lämsä, Yle[/i]
 
The young woman dresses in her Skolt Sámi attire, and she has obviously done so many times.
The first things she puts on are the reindeer leather shoes. She wraps the yellow and red woolen laces around her ankles. Then she slips into the purple skirt that extends to her ankles. The hem waves as a result of dozens of folds. On top of the skirt, she wears a shirt, kuurta, which is also rich in folds.
The attire is topped off with the two garments that Semenoff considers the most beautiful ones. First, she carefully adjusts the fiery red maiden’s hat, peeʹrvesǩ, on her hairline. A beadwork belt gives a finishing touch to her posture.
«I get this great feeling when I dress up in the traditional clothing. I also feel proud.»
The Skolt Sámi dress is the most beautiful thing that she owns.
 
[Image: kuvapari-1-jasmin-rannalla.jpg]Photo: Henry Lämsä, Yle
 

Quote:The peeʹrvesǩ is more modest than the hat of a married woman: the colorful satin bands end up floating behind under the hair. Almost naturally, the headdress makes a Skolt Sámi girl straighten herself up.

 
However, proud is not the word that Semenoff would use when describing her relationship to her Skolt Sámi roots.
She believes that wearing the Skolt Sámi attire did not feel the same for her parents as for her. It was by no way easy to be proud of being Sámi decades ago, but, for Skolt Sámi, the situation was even worse.
The Skolt Sámi are an indigenous people. They are one ethnic group among the Sámi. The traditional home region of the Skolt Sámi is situated in the border region of Finland, Norway and Russia. The number of Skolt Sámi in Finland is estimated to be six hundred. With only a few hundred speakers, the Skolt Sámi language is severely endangered.
As recently as 2006, the youngest native speaker of Skolt Sámi was over thirty years old.
The Skolt Sámi had to leave their traditional home region in Petchenga after World War II.
In 1949–1952, the Skolt Sámi settled in their new home regions in the municipality of Inari in Finland. In accordance with the final settling plan, the Skolt Sámi from Pechenga were settled in the neighborhood of Nellim, those from the Paatsjoki region in Keväjärvi, and the Skolt Sámi from Suonikylä in the region of Näätämö.
The Skolt Sámi are a minority within a minority, and they used to be considered an inferior Sámi group among the other Sámi groups.
A few decades ago, having a Sámi background was not appreciated. It was easier to hide your roots than to show that you belonged to a minority.
 
[Image: kolttasaamelaiset-valitutmuokatut-13.jpg][i]Photo: Henry Lämsä, Yle[/i]

Quote:You will have your native attire on at special occasions, from your christening to your funeral. Your family will see to it that you wear the dress correctly and erect.

However, Jasmin Semenoff belongs to a generation that was taught in the Skolt Sámi language as early as at the elementary school. 
The small girl gnashed her teeth when she studied the language of her family. Skolt Sámi was not spoken at her home, and, in a bigger village, the lessons of a small language felt like a burden for the young girl.
«More than anything else, learning Skolt Sámi was connected with shame, and I didn’t want to learn it. But when we moved to Sevettijärvi,» everything changed.
When the Semenoff family moved to Sevettijärvi, a Skolt Sámi village of two hundred inhabitants, Jasmin became interested in her native language. There were several pupils in her class studying Skolt Sámi, so she no longer had to study it alone. Skolt Sámi culture also played a big role in the teaching provided by the school.
 
[Image: kolttasaamelaiset-valitutmuokatut-19.jpg]Photo: Henry Lämsä, Yle
 
Sámi handicrafts and the traditional clothing are the most visible part of indigenous culture. The traditional outfits are colorful and look like their wearers. The Sámi dress is always a whole with personal characteristics.
At present, the clothing tradition is vital and reflects the world as it is today. Usually, Sámi learn to dress in their native attire gradually, from early on.
To learn to wear a Skolt Sámi dress is not as simple.
Though we do see more and more Skolt Sámi dresses worn every year, many Skolt Sámi do not get their first traditional attire until they are almost adults.
Skolt Sámi women particularly have began to wear the traditional clothing more often.
Today, there is a variety of cotton fabrics used for skirts and shirts, rich in patterns and colors. Sewing a Skolt Sámi dress, määccaǩ, of your own inspires you to experiment. This strengthens your identity.
The Skolt Sámi clothing is, at best, like a continuation of one’s skin. It is like roots that tell where the wearer comes from and which line he or she belongs to.
 
[Image: kolttasaamelaiset-valitutmuokatut-12.jpg][i]Photo: Henry Lämsä, Yle[/i]
 
Kati Ljetoff, 32, from Inari wore the Skolt Sámi outfit for the first time just two years ago.
She did not learn much about the Skolt Sámi clothing tradition until she started to study Sámi crafts and arts.
«It feels heavy to wear the Skolt Sámi dress. And I don’t mean this in a negative sense, but because it’s a totally new thing for me,» Ljetoff reflects.
Wearing the native Skolt Sámi attire has given Ljetoff a sense of belonging together with the other Sámi, but also having a connection to her own roots. In her family, almost nobody has ever worn the Skolt Sámi outfit.
When already an adult, Ljetoff realized that she kept being interested in Skolt Sámi crafts and arts. Eventually, she started studying to become an artisan in handicrafts.
«Now that I’m older I’ve finally understood where I belong. My native dress has played a big role in this. I want it to become even a stronger part of me,» Ljetoff says enthusiastically.

Quote:The headdress of a married woman is the crown of Skolt Sámi handicrafts: the šaamsiǩ is as if made for goddesses.

The Skolt Sámi clothing is very different from the other Sámi attires in Finland: the outfit is made of two parts and characterized by beadwork decorations and various headdresses.
There are less than ten people who know how to make Skolt Sámi handicrafts. For example, there is only one person who knows how to craft the impressive hat of a married woman, the šaamsiǩ. 
In order to revive the tradition, the Sámi Handicrafts Association Sámi Duodji got a group of craftswomen together to learn to make this hat from the beginning to the end in early 2018. The teacher was an experienced craftswoman – the only one who had made such a hat for herself.
Ljetoff was one of the five participants of the course. Being a craftswoman, she feels a pressure to revive Skolt Sámi culture.
 
[Image: kolttasaamelaiset-valitutmuokatut-22.jpg][i]Photo: Henry Lämsä, Yle[/i]
 
The headdress of a married woman is more impressive than the hats of a widow and a maiden. In other respects, it has the same style: bright red main fabric and beadwork decorations.
In times past, the horn-like shape of the hat was created with birch bark. At present, the bottom of the hat, the stiff part, is made from an old felt boot. It can take months even for the best and the most experienced artisans just to make this stiff part. The part is worked by hand, seam by seam, until it gets the final horn-like form. 
«I crave to do a good job in making a married woman’s hat. I really want to succeed with it. In future, I’ll be one of those who know how to craft this headdress,» Ljetoff reflects.

Quote:The concave upper part of the hat bends around the woman’s face, reminding us of a horn. The hat is richer in beadwork than any other Sámi handicrafts.

Wearing her native dress for the first time felt extremely exciting for Heidi Gauriloff, 30. Settling the maiden’s hat on her head made her hands shake.
In dressing in the attire, she was assisted by her Skolt Sámi language teacher. Ever since a child, Gauriloff had looked forward to this moment: she had completed a year of studies in the Skolt Sámi language. 
«The moment was the culmination of my year of language studies. My dress crowned my situation. I had finally learned to speak Skolt Sámi.»
The moment also inspired Gauriloff to get first the degree of an artisan and then complete an apprentice course in Skolt Sámi crafts. In Gauriloff’s line, no-one wore the Skolt Sámi dress anymore. Reviving the clothing tradition began to play a big role in her life and livelihood.
 «I didn’t have anyone who could show or teach me what to do,» Gauriloff explains.

Quote:An experienced craftswoman taught Heidi Gauriloff how to do beadwork, sew a maiden’s hat and make patterns for a kuurta, a shirt rich in folds.

Gauriloff also ended up on the revitalization course where Kati Ljetoff, too, studied how to make a married woman’s hat.
«The course was really important for us. Making the married woman’s hat is a challenge, because only few of the older skilled craftswomen have made it,» Heidi Gauriloff says.
At present, the Sámi dress – gákti in North Sámi, mááccuh in Inari Sámi or määccaǩ in Skolt Sámi – can now be found in many forms: it can be an impressive celebration dress, but also a festival outfit or a practical everyday dress.
Jasmin Semenoff from Sevettijärvi wore her native dress for the first time at the upper level of compulsory schooling.
Before that, she had borrowed old Skolt Sámi clothes from the Sevettijärvi School or performed in other borrowed clothes.
The teenager did not like the feeling of wearing fusty, used clothes.
When Semenoff finally was able to put on a native dress of her own, she was all smiles. Soon, her dress became for her a way of showing her roots. Jasmin’s dress is entirely purple. It is her favorite color.
The dress is exactly the kind of dress that she can wear with pride.
«Earlier, we Skolt Sámi were often called “Russians”. Things are different now. Today, we are mostly considered equal, especially among us Sámi young people,» Semenoff says. 
 
[Image: kuvapari-3-jasmin-poroaitaus.jpg]Photo: Henry Lämsä, Yle
 
Wearing the Skolt Sámi attire evokes diverse feelings both in the wearer and in the Sámi community. Often, older Skolt Sámi do not like the way the traditional clothing is worn today.
As the older generation have been ashamed of everything connected with Skolt Sámi culture and, thus, of themselves, they may feel frightened by the courage of the younger Skolt Sámi. They may even consider it strange. “That dress is not the right kind of dress; it’s not the kind that we used to wear.” “We couldn’t afford to use so many different colors in the old days.”

Quote:There is a certain threshold connected with wearing the Skolt Sámi dress. As a result of criticism against attempts to renew the traditional clothing, young people may even avoid wearing the outfit.

A young Skolt Sámi woman wears the dress as herself, wanting to show where she comes from. We did not see such feelings of pride even in the 1990s.
At present, the native dress represents much more positive feelings and experiences.
Ever after a Skolt Sámi wears the traditional clothing for the first time, he or she will feel and carry along looks that date from decades back. Glances that feel like a burden. In the old days, being Skolt Sámi was not something you took pride in, while it can be a source of pride today.
When you look at yourself in the mirror, wearing the native dress, you will face deep thoughts. Can I wear this clothing, though I never spoke Skolt Sámi in my childhood and adolescence? I hope I will not have to hear any negative comments on my dress.
The hardest thing is to be, after decades of shame, among the first ones to wear the clothing that will reveal one’s Skolt Sámi roots.
Heidi Gauriloff says that, in addition to excitement, she also felt ill when she wore the dress for the first time. The bad feeling was completely caused by other people’s opinions.
«When you wear the Sámi clothing, you’ll be sure to face criticism. Is the dress the way it should be? How have you put it on?»
There is an attempt to hang on to handicraft traditions for dear life.
«In a way, our clothing tradition is still in a box. It seems that the older generation would like to lock that box,» Gauriloff describes.
 
[Image: kolttasaamelaiset-valitutmuokatut-7.jpg][i]Photo: Henry Lämsä, Yle[/i]
 
As a craftswoman, Gauriloff is afraid that if no room is made, for example, for new colors, the whole handicraft tradition will become something for museums only.
«I wish we could take delight in every person who wears the traditional clothing and all new craftspeople,» Gauriloff says.
In their work, the young artisans would like to focus on providing support and information to those who are younger than they are. For those who consider making a Skolt Sámi dress for themselves, Kati Ljetoff has a clear message: her dress has only strengthened her self-esteem.
«I’m happy about the way in which I have grown as a person, and a traditional dress of my own has contributed to this growth. For me, the native dress is now the best outfit I have – and the strongest part of myself,» Kati Ljetoff reflects. 
In Ljetoff’s opinion, the Skolt Sámi clothing should reflect the time in which the Sámi live, not just the past. In future, young Skolt Sámi will have many examples who will show that you do not need to be afraid of expressing your roots.
«We Skolt Sámi should reflect on whether we will keep on carrying the burden of shame. I think it is time to let go.”

Quote:I wish everyone would feel, deep inside, the zeal to take pride in wearing the native dress. 

Jasmin Semenoff swears that, one day, she will be able to make every part of the dress on her own. Trying something new does not mean that she would ignore the traditions.
«For me, Skolt Sámi culture is something that I want to pass down to others. When I get a family of my own, I want my children to wear the Skolt Sámi dress and to learn the language. And one day, I will have the courage to speak the language.»

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  'Operation Surprise Party'
Posted by: Mystic Wanderer - 11-28-2018, 06:37 PM - Forum: Breaking News - No Replies

Many of you may have seen this (below) yesterday.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Military Investigation Services along with State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies to Hold Press Conference at the Department of Corrections in Columbia on Wednesday, November 28, 2018
The press conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the South Carolina Department of Corrections, located at 4460 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29210
Columbia, South Carolina --- United States Attorney Sherri Lydon announced that a press conference will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Department of Corrections, located at 4460 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29210.
Represented at the press conference will be members of the Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS), U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Command (CID), Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), Department of Defense Criminal Investigative Services (DCIS), Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations (IRS-CI), United States Marshals Service (USMS), the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC), the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

I know a lot of people were hoping some arrests of high-up people were going to be announced, but it turns out it was some inmates extorting service members from behind bars.

While it's not what we were hoping for, it's good that we are dealing with this issue.

There is a video in the article toward the bottom where you can watch the press conference.

Quote:SC, NC inmates busted in ‘Operation Surprise Party’ sextortion scheme of military members linked to contraband cellphone

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GF Default - WATCH: US Attorney, military investigation services hold press conference at SC DOC


By Tanita Gaither  and Caroline Hecker | November 28, 2018 at 9:12 AM EST - Updated November 28 at 11:40 AM
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - U.S. District Attorney Sherri Lydon announced the unsealing of a multi-defendant indictment where a number of inmates at South and North Carolina prisons created a ‘sextortion’ ring to take advantage of U.S. military servicemembers and used contraband cellphones to do so.

The two-year, multi-state investigation, dubbed “Operation: Surprise Party” alleges that 15 people inside and outside of the Department of Corrections used contraband cellphones to extort more than 400 servicemembers through online dating websites posing as young women.

When the inmate would begin an online relationship with the servicemember, Lydon says inmates would send nude photos of a woman and ask for nudes in return.

Once the servicemember sent their nude photos, the inmate would pose as the young woman’s father and demand money in exchange for not being reported to officers for having nude photos of an underaged woman.

NCIS has been investigating the ring for nearly two years. All arrests were made without incident, according to the U.S. Marshal’s office. It is “one of many” criminal organizations taking place in our prisons, officials said.

Quote:IRS says ring starts with contraband cell phones...used to allegedly access dating websites. Used family and friends outside of prison to help them. Inmates in both NC and SC are allegedly involved. @wis10 Call it a “sexstortion” ring.
— Caroline Hecker (@CHecker_WIS) November 28, 2018

The victims range in rank and are stationed at bases and posts across the country. In all, more than 440 servicemembers have had more than $560,000 in financial losses due to this scheme.
Once they received the money, inmates would use family members and friends outside of the prison to put the money in bank accounts and online banking services to deposit and use the money.

Quote:Inmates would allegedly pose as father of the online girls, asking for money to avoid calling the cops. More than 440 service members affected and more than $500,000 was allegedly extorted on behalf of the inmates involved. @wis10
— Caroline Hecker (@CHecker_WIS) November 28, 2018

South Carolina Department of Corrections Director Brian Stirling continued to bring up the major issues with contraband cellphones.

“They’re physically incarcerated but they’re virtually among us,” Stirling said.
The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty, Lydon said.

Those involved with the investigation include: Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS), U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Command (CID), Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), Department of Defense Criminal Investigative Services (DCIS), Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations (IRS-CI), United States Marshals Service (USMS), the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC), the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


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  Hard to exist ?
Posted by: 727Sky - 11-28-2018, 02:02 PM - Forum: Off Topic - Replies (4)

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I used to think I was just a regular guy, but . . I was born white, which now, whether I like it or not, makes me a racist;   

I am a fiscal and moral conservative, which by today's standards, makes me a fascist;   


I am heterosexual, which according to gay folks, now makes me a homophobic;   


I am non-union, which makes me a traitor to the working class and an ally of big business;   


I am a Christian, which now labels me as an infidel;   


I am older than 70, which makes me a useless old man;   


I think and I reason for myself, therefore I doubt anything and everything that the main stream media tells me, which, I assume, must make me a reactionary;   


I am proud of my heritage and our inclusive culture, which makes me a xenophobe;   


I value my safety and that of my family and I appreciate the police and the legal system, which makes me a right-wing extremist;   


I believe in hard work, fair play, & fair compensation according to each individual's merits, which today makes me an anti-socialist;   


I believe in the defence and protection of the homeland for and by all citizens, which now makes me a militant;   


A couple of years ago a woman called me and all of my friends a “basket of deplorables,” whatever that means.;   


Please help me come to terms with the new me...

because I'm just not sure who I am anymore!   

I would like to thank all my friends for sticking with me through these abrupt, new found changes in my life and my thinking - I just can't imagine or understand what's happened to me so quickly. 


 And, as if all this nonsense wasn't enough to deal with, I'm now afraid to go into either restroom . . .

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  Has anyone ever?
Posted by: guohua - 11-28-2018, 03:37 AM - Forum: Off Topic - Replies (5)

Have anyone you know or even maybe you have read one of these books.



I would think that a real practising Witch or a person practising wicca.

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  Who runs the UK
Posted by: Wallfire - 11-27-2018, 07:43 PM - Forum: European Union - Replies (6)

So if the story below is true it means two very disturbing things, well maybe three

1 The muslims in the UK control the government.
2  A large procent of muslims in the UK support the  killing a Christian woman that the law has freed.
2 Has the UK become a third world muslim country ??





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Asia Bibi
UK’s prime minister refused entry for Christian Asia Bibi

As angry mobs go door-to-door searching for Asia Bibi, the United Kingdom has so far refused to offer asylum to the Pakistani Christian woman. Bibi was recently freed after serving eight years on death row for blasphemy.
The Daily Mail reports UK Prime Minister Theresa May personally blocked the granting of asylum to Bibi, even overruling the British Home Secretary Sajid Javid, who has said that Bibi should be given refuge in the UK.
May was reportedly convinced that by granting Bibi refuge, she would inflame tensions among British Muslims and could even provide a stimulus for attacks on UK embassies around the world.
Earlier this month, Bibi’s husband Ashiq Masih begged May to grant asylum for his wife and family in the UK.
“I am requesting the prime minister of Britain to help us exit Pakistan and give us asylum if she can,” he said, according to The Guardian.
May’s indifference about Bibi has angered many people in the UK.  According to the website Jihad Watch, May’s government has welcomed two jihad preachers, who praised the murderer of a man who had broken Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. One of the preachers was even welcomed by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The UK government has also granted a Muslim teenage extremist, a war criminal, and a hijacker sanctuary in Britain, according to The Daily Mail.
Meanwhile, May’s government wouldn’t allow three Christian bishops to enter the country in 2016 after being invited to London to meet Prince Charles.
As CBN News reported, Bibi, a Roman Catholic, from the  Punjab province was arrested in June 2009 after some Muslim co-workers accused her of making blasphemous remarks against the Muslim prophet Mohammed during an argument. The alleged incident took place when Bibi went to get water for her and her fellow farmworkers. Two Muslim women refused to take a drink from the same container she used because she was a Christian.
Bibi received the death sentence in 2010.  Her conviction was overturned last month by Pakistan’s Supreme Court after she spent eight years in solitary confinement. The high court said her case was based on “inconsistent” evidence.
Following her acquittal, thousands of radical Islamists protested for days throughout Pakistan.
Bibi, 53, still remains in hiding at an undisclosed location, according to several media reports.
No Pakistani Christian has been held on blasphemy charges longer than Bibi. If she had lost her final appeal, she could have been put to death.
Pakistan’s three million Christians have also been trying to maintain a low profile after the court ruling in fear of retaliation.


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  Former Honduran Congressman Arrested in FL for...
Posted by: Mystic Wanderer - 11-27-2018, 04:35 AM - Forum: Breaking News - No Replies

This was a BIG bust!  Conspiring to bring tons of cocaine and guns into the U.S. 
The timing makes me wonder if some of those "invaders" were supposed to be in the U.S. by now to help sell the drugs. You never know, right?

Quote:Former Honduran Congressman And Brother Of The Current President Of Honduras Charged With Conspiring To Import Cocaine Into The United States And Related Firearms Offenses

Juan Antonio Hernandez Alvarado, a/k/a “Tony Hernandez,” Also Faces Charge for Lying to Federal Agents

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Raymond Donovan, the Special Agent in Charge of the Special Operations Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), announced today that former Honduran congressman Juan Antonio Hernandez Alvarado, a/k/a “Tony Hernandez,” (“HERNANDEZ”) was charged in Manhattan federal court with conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, related weapons offenses involving the use and possession of machineguns and destructive devices, and making false statements to federal agents.  HERNANDEZ is the brother of the current president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez.  The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel.  HERNANDEZ was arrested on November 23, 2018, in Miami, Florida, and will appear this afternoon in Miami federal court before United States Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman. 

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said:  “As alleged, former Honduran congressman Tony Hernandez was involved in all stages of the trafficking through Honduras of multi-ton loads of cocaine that were destined for the U.S.  Hernandez allegedly arranged machinegun-toting security for cocaine shipments, bribed law enforcement officials for sensitive information to protect drug shipments, and solicited large bribes from major drug traffickers.  Thanks to the ongoing work of the DEA, Hernandez is now in custody on U.S. soil and facing justice in the U.S. courts.”

Special Agent in Charge Raymond Donovan said:  “Drug trafficking and corruption around the world threatens the rule of law, fuels violence and instability, and harms innocent families and communities.  Hernandez and his criminal associates allegedly conspired with some of the world’s most deadly and dangerous transnational criminal networks in Mexico and Colombia to flood American streets with deadly drugs.  DEA looks forward to Hernandez facing American justice and answering for his alleged crimes.”

As alleged in the Superseding Indictment unsealed in federal court:[1] 

From at least in or about 2004, up to and including in or about 2016, multiple drug-trafficking organizations in Honduras and elsewhere worked together, and with support from certain prominent public and private individuals, including Honduran politicians and law enforcement officials, to receive multi-ton loads of cocaine sent to Honduras from, among other places, Colombia via air and maritime routes, and to transport the drugs westward in Honduras toward the border with Guatemala and eventually to the United States.  For protection from official interference, and in order to facilitate the safe passage through Honduras of multi-hundred-kilogram loads of cocaine, drug traffickers paid bribes to public officials, including certain members of the National Congress of Honduras.

Skipping ahead...


Quote:The Superseding Indictment charges HERNANDEZ, 40, with four counts:  (1) conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, (2) using and carrying machine guns and destructive devices during, and possessing machine guns and destructive devices in furtherance of, the cocaine-importation conspiracy, (3) conspiring to use and carry machine guns and destructive devices during, and to possess machine guns and destructive devices in furtherance of, the cocaine-importation conspiracy, and (4) making false statements to federal agents. 

If convicted, HERNANDEZ faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum term of life in prison on Count One, a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years in prison and a maximum term of life in prison on Count Two, a maximum term of life in prison on Count Three, and a maximum term of five years in prison on Count Four.  The potential mandatory minimum and maximum sentences in this case are prescribed by Congress and provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge.

Good job to those who captured this criminal!!!   minusculeclap



You can read the full write up here:  LINK

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  Silent Discos? Scottish People Upset?
Posted by: guohua - 11-26-2018, 11:32 PM - Forum: Off Topic - No Replies

I guess some Scottish people are upset with the Lourist for being to loud even with their headphones on  tinywhat
DAMN Noisy Tourist!  tinysure 
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Quote:Silent disco tours in Edinburgh are 'too loud' and could face clampdown

The disco tours are a hit with tourists and hen parties but their increasing popularity is starting to upset some people.
Just a little to loud when being Happy and Dancing to Head Phone Music.


Quote:Silent discos in Edinburgh could be facing a clampdown - with locals upset that the crowds of boogying tourists are too loud.

The "discos" involve people wearing their own headphones and dancing along as they follow a guided walking tour of the Scottish capital's most famous spots.
Council bosses say complaints have increased as the tours have become more popular.
Read More Here,,, But Quietly

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  Remembering JFK, Jr. on his Birthday
Posted by: Mystic Wanderer - 11-25-2018, 09:43 PM - Forum: Off Topic - No Replies

Today we celebrate  the 58th birthday of the Late John F. Kennedy, Jr.

Some think he is still alive, going by the name Vincent Fusca. I didn't believe it at first, but then, I have seen some astounding threads on Twitter; things that make me go Hmmmmm...   minusculethinking 

I have seen overlays of Vincent's face over John's, and they match up perfectly. He has been seen at several Trump rallies, and there is also a picture of a woman that looks like Carolyn who, in my opinion, is undeniably her.

Below is a video that compares the voice of John Jr. to a voice on a tape that was released having to do with Q.  Some think the man behind the voice is John Jr.  The likeness is uncanny!  Begin at the 1:50 mark to hear.

I don't know if John Jr. is still alive, but wouldn't it be great if he has been working in the background with President Trump to bring down the people who killed his father? He said he would do it; I hope he is about to.

If you're out there John-John, Happy Birthday.  We look forward to your big reveal.   minusculebeercheers 




https://youtu.be/luDeQ-63eZI

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  Dan Bongino - Obama, Mueller and the Biggest Scam in American History
Posted by: 727Sky - 11-25-2018, 10:53 AM - Forum: America's Ex-President Obama - Replies (9)

Interesting speech



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