World News Updates
Tuesday Nov. 18, 2008
Boy collapses after playing World of Warcraft for 24 hours straight
A schoolboy collapsed and went into convulsions after playing a new version of the World of Warcraft computer game for 24 hours straight.
The American strategy of rewarding irresponsibility
These are days of fear for most Americans. You can almost feel the creeping paranoia here. As the economic watering hole dries up, the creatures that depend on it are beginning to look at one another differently.
VIDEO - The Babylonian Mind
Iraq's damaged Babylon hopes for revival Easter's or Ishtar's gate in Babylon!
Beneath a patch of stony, desert ground on the River Euphrates, surrounded by date palms, many of the secrets of the cradle of civilisation are still waiting to be uncovered.
Foreign Troops Take Part in “Drill” at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson
To troops downed in combat, few sights are sweeter than the approach of military rescuers. In a few weeks, Tucson will be at the center of efforts to speed up that lifesaving process.Personnel from around the globe will converge at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base from Dec. 1 to Dec. 12 for the largest rescue exercise of its kind.
‘Obama’s Indian’ slammed with extremist accusations
Sonal Shah's appointment onto US President-elect Barack Obama's transition team advisory board prompted loud rejoicing. But her alleged links with extremist Hindu groups has marred the celebrations.
Mapping out a new world order
As familiar and reassuring as the map of the world is, there is only so much that physical geography can tell us about the state of the planet.
Gordon Brown to work with Obama to create a new world order
In a first real glimpse of how he plans to conduct the new special relationship with Barack Obama, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown today vowed to work with the US President-elect to create a new world order where 'markets need morals' and people come first.
Exposed: Federal Air Marshals Too Busy Smuggling Coke and Molesting Kids to Protect You
[“The Federal Air Marshal Service presents the image of an elite undercover force charged with making split-second decisions that could mean the difference between stopping a terrorist and shooting an innocent passenger. But an examination of police reports, court records, government reports, memos and e-mails shows that 18 air marshals have been charged with felonies, including at least three who were hired despite prior criminal records or being fired from law enforcement jobs. A fourth air marshal was hired while under FBI investigation. Another stayed on the job despite alarming a flight attendant with his behavior.”] (It's about the same as local and federal police issues.)
Massive 'Homeland Defense' Joint Exercise Is Under Way
[From November 12-18, it will be testing a “synchronized response of federal, state, local and international partners in preparation for homeland defense, homeland security, and civil support missions in the United States and abroad.”] Vigilant Shield ’09 ; Bulwark Defender 09 ; Global Lightning 09; Canada Command DETERMINED DRAGON ; Golden Guardian 2008 ; [Last year’s exercise included “the simulated detonation of three nuclear dispersal devices.” The fact sheet stressed the need to support a “civilian-led response” and to “exercise defense support of civil authorities,” including involvement in “critical infrastructure protection events” and coordinating “Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection activities.” ]
VIDEO - Senate wants Bailout Accountabilty
Barack Obama is warned to beware of a ‘huge threat’ from al-Qaeda
[Intelligence chiefs on both sides of the Atlantic have indicated that such warnings refer more to a general sense of foreboding than fear of an imminent or specific plan.]
Mapping out a new world order
[The book and the accompanying Web site were devised by Daniel Dorling, professor of human geography at the UK's University of Sheffield, Anna Barford, a research associate at Sheffield and Mark Newman, a professor of physics at the University of Michigan.]
Gardasil Linked to Seventy-Eight Outbreaks of Genital Warts
[According to Ragogo, as of August 14th, including the 78 outbreaks of genital warts, there have been 9,748 adverse events reported as per Judicial Watch, a non-profit watchdog group. Judicial Watch also reports that there have been 21 deaths, not including the deaths (by miscarriage) of 10 unborn babies.]
Orissa Bishops Warn of 'Master Plan' to Wipe-Out Christianity
[“It is estimated that 10,000 to 15,000 Christians of Kandhamal district are living outside the district,” the bishops wrote in the letter to the minister.” “Some 50,000 Christians have been displaced during the more than two months-long anti-Christian violence in Orissa. About 30,000 of the people are said to be living in refugee camps where the living condition is poor.”]
Separation agreement for Roberts, ORU completed
[Under the terms of the agreement, ORU will pay Roberts his $223,600 annual salary for the remaining term of his appointment, which was to run through November 2009. Roberts was first elected president in 1993. ]
Fed Blotter: MySpace Sex Offender Charged With Running Fake Internet Church
[It's not clear whether Courtright got any donations from his ersatz missionary work, but the indictment, filed in September in federal court in St. Louis, charges that he used the same computers on which he made child porn to produce $3,100 in counterfeit donation checks payable to his church. In February of last year, he allegedly deposited the checks and cashed them out through ATM and Visa Checkcard transactions before they were rejected.]
30 years after, the legacy of Jonestown
More than 900 people died by drinking poison in a mass suicide
Dark clouds tumbled overhead on that afternoon 30 years ago, in the last hours of the congressman's mission deep in the jungle of Guyana.
Ron Paul and Freemasonry
Ron Paul speaking at Georgetown Jesuit University, alma mater of Carroll Quigley and Bill Clinton. Note the Freemasonic symbols on the wall behind him.
Obama arrived 11 minutes early at whitehouse - Google Search
Too crazy for them all to report that he arrived 11 minutes early, hmmmmmm
VIDEO - Texas Pastor’s ‘Seven Days of Sex’ Challenge Begins Today
"God is pro-sex. He thought it up."
VIDEO - Holy Thugs’: Venezuelans Worship Popular ‘Saints’ Known for Lives of Crime
"They killed my boyfriend unfairly and I came here seeking justice."
VIDEO - Mexican Drug Cartels Behind Surge in Arizona Kidnappings & Home Invasions
"They tried to take out the eyes and the ears and the finger, also."
VIDEO - ‘Is Kashkari a Chump?’: Congressman Questions Treasury Official’s Faculties
"You're on TV. You’re the man. I don't know how much we're paying you, but you're our employee."
VIDEO - Hollywood & Tech Elite Craft Online Charter for Harmony Among All Religions
A website launched Friday with the backing of technology industry and Hollywood elite urges people worldwide to help craft a framework for harmony between all religions.
Toddler's Talking Elmo Book Asks 'Who Wants To Die?'
A mother in Dallas is one of several parents complaining about a new interactive book for toddlers in which Sesame Street character Elmo asks "who wants to die?"
Deepak Chopra on Jesus
This week, Deepak Chopra, medical expert, ayurvedic entrepreneur and New Age savant picks up another title: New Testament author. Chopra's book, Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment, speculates a story of the Messiah-to-be during what might be called his early Wanderjahr. And wander he does. We meet Jesus consulting with a guru on an icy mountaintop in what seems like Tibet. He gets caught up with armed Jewish zealots, dallies with the Essenes (who collected the Dead Sea Scrolls) and eventually achieves a oneness with God. Chopra spoke with TIME about his novel.
'Constitutional crisis' looming over Obama's birth location
Alan Keyes lawsuit warns America may see 'usurper' in Oval Office
The California secretary of state should refuse to allow the state's 55 Electoral College votes to be cast in the 2008 presidential election until President-elect Barack Obama verifies his eligibility to hold the office, alleges a California court petition filed on behalf of former presidential candidate Alan Keyes and others.
UK's Brown: Now is the time to build global society
The international financial crisis has given world leaders a unique opportunity to create a truly global society, Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown will say in a keynote foreign policy speech on Monday.
VIDEO - G20: A New World Order
G20 summit: New world order?
Some G20 nations hope the weekend summit on financial reform will be a modern Bretton Woods, but can it make big decisions without Barack Obama? By Stephen Foley in New York
VIDEO - ‘Intrinsic Evil’: South Carolina Priest Says No Communion for Obama Voters
Rev. Peterson: Black Preachers are Worshiping the Wrong Messiah
With the November 4 election of Barack Obama, black preachers have been celebrating across the country. Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND Action, Inc. is rebuking these black preachers for their part in electing the most left-wing presidential candidate in American history:
A Founding Father’s view of God
Making good on a promise to a friend to summarize his views on Christianity, Thomas Jefferson set to work with scissors, snipping out every miracle and inconsistency he could find in the New Testament Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Some Chicago Jews say Obama is actually the 'first Jewish president'
Quite a few of Barack Obama's "friends from the past" have popped up recently. It's doubtful whether he even knows their names, but in the Chicago Jewish community many people really are long-time friends of the president-elect. Some of the older people in the community say that they "raised him," while others half-jokingly call Obama "the first Jewish president."
VIDEO - Footage emerges of Obama poking fun at 'foul-mouthed' Rahm Emanuel
Jews and Israelis lauded U.S. president-elect Barack Obama's pick of Rahm Emanuel for chief of staff last week.