Apr 23

DAYS OF LOT – Gay-Sponsored ‘Hunky Jesus’ Contest in San Francisco

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Christians have criticized an event in San Francisco, Ca. that invited contestants to enter a “Hunky Jesus” competition, calling it distasteful and offensive. There were at least a thousand people in attendance for the controversial annual contest in San Francisco – the 2014 “Hunky Jesus” Competition, which saw a number of people dressed in costumes and carrying props that mocked Jesus, while others dressed as Mary, nuns, or other figures of the Christian faith. ”First, Jesus isn’t dead. He’s hot,” is one particularly offensive quote from the flyer promoting the event. The event is sponsored by a group of gay men posing as nuns called Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. This year’s gathering celebrated their 35th anniversary, and organizers decided to hold the controversial event on Easter Sunday at Hellman Hollow in Golden Gate Park, seemingly hoping to offend Christians. More

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Apr 23

US troops arrive in Poland for exercises across Eastern Europe amid Ukraine crisis

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U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland on Wednesday as part of a wave of U.S. troops heading to shore up America’s Eastern European allies in the face of Russian meddling in Ukraine. Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said an initial contingent of about 600 troops will head to four countries across Eastern Europe for military exercises over the next month. First, about 150 soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team based in Vicenza, Italy, are arriving in Poland. Additional Army companies will head to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and are expected to arrive by Monday for similar land-based exercises in those countries. More

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Apr 23

IAF strikes Gaza terror cell preparing to launch rockets into Israel

An Israel Air Force jetThe IAF fired on a terror cell that was about to fire rockets into Israel, security sources said. The terror cell was identified by the Shin Bet (Israeli Security Agency) and constituted an imminent threat to Israeli security, according to the sources. The results of the air strike are not yet known. The strike wounded four people, medical officials in the Hamas-ruled territory said. The attack came two days after terrorists in the Palestinian enclave launched rockets into southern Israel. There was no immediate word on the identities of those wounded in the air strike, launched just after Hamas Islamists and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestine Liberation Organization announced a unity agreement in Gaza City. Jerusalem Post

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Apr 23

ALERT: Antibiotic-Resistant MRSA ‘Superbug’ Spreading Into Homes.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacteria that is resistant to many of the strongest antibiotics, and although recent prevalence has been limited to hospitals and nursing homes, a new study of 161 New York City residents who contracted the MRSA infections finds that the these people’s homes were “major reservoirs” for the bacteria strains. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)Atlanta (CBS ATLANTA) – An anti-biotic resistant “superbug” that has long affected hospitals and other health care locations around the world has now found a new “reservoir” location: inside U.S. homes. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacteria that is resistant to many of the strongest antibiotics, and although recent prevalence has been limited to hospitals and nursing homes, a new study of 161 New York City residents who contracted the MRSA infections finds that the these people’s homes were “major reservoirs” for the bacteria strains, HealthDay reports. More

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Apr 23

FIREHOSES TURNED ON OBAMA PROTESTERS


Police armed with truncheons, shields and a fire hose clashed with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. Embassy in Manila on Wednesday to oppose a visit by President Barack Obama and an expected security pact that would increase the American military presence in the Philippines. Some of the protesters carried paper U.S. flags with the message: “Obama not welcome.” Obama, who landed in Japan on Wednesday, is due to visit South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines over the next five days as part of a wider attempt to “rebalance” and “pivot” toward Asia. More

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Apr 23

Kiev must immediately deescalate east Ukraine crisis, call back troops – Moscow

BREAKING NEWS:  Kiev authorities must “immediately” deescalate the situation in southeast Ukraine by withdrawing its troops from the region, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has said, adding that Kiev must start nationwide talks and stop “distorting” the Geneva agreement. “The Russian side once again insists on an immediate deescalation of the situation in the southeast of Ukraine, the withdrawal of divisions of the Ukrainian Army and the start of a real inter-Ukrainian dialogue including all the regions and political entities of the country,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on its website. Moscow is “surprised” by Kiev’s interpretation of the four-sided Geneva agreement adopted by Russia, Ukraine, the US and the EU on April 17, it added. Despite the call for disarmament of “all the illegal armed groups” specified by the agreement, Kiev, Washington and a number of European leaders “keep harping on the necessity to ‘hand over weapons’ [referring] only to the Ukrainian citizens defending their rights in southeastern Ukraine.” With that, the Western powers “are turning a blind eye to the ongoing provocative actions of the gunmen of the far-right groups, including that of the so-called Right Sector.” More

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Apr 23

Pentagon introduces Atlas, its new “robo sapien”

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The military on Tuesday showed off its new robot that one day could take on missions deemed too dangerous for humans. Homo sapien – in the person of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel – meets robo sapien – who goes by the name Atlas and is one of the most advanced robots in the world. Atlas still has a way to go on the evolutionary scale. “Great body, not much of a brain yet,” said Arati Prabhakar, the Pentagon’s director of advanced research. According to Prabhakar, putting one foot in front of the other turns out to be a very complex task for Atlas, especially when the ground is uneven. At 6-foot, 2 inches, and 330 pounds, Atlas is what the military calls a ground pounder – assigned mundane tasks like hooking up a fire hose – which takes him so long we have to show you at 33 times normal speed. More

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Apr 23

Obama says disputed islands within scope of U.S.-Japan security treaty

A group of disputed islands, Uotsuri island , Minamikojima and Kitakojima, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China is seen in the East China Sea
U.S. President Barack Obama has assured Japan that tiny islands in the East China Sea at the heart of a territorial row with China are covered by a bilateral security treaty that obligates America to come to Japan’s defense. Obama gave the assurance in remarks published by the Yomiuri newspaper on Wednesday, hours before he was due to arrive in Tokyo for a visit aimed at reaffirming strong U.S.-Japan ties in the face of rising tensions over China and North Korea. “The policy of the United States is clear – the Senkaku islands are administered by Japan and therefore fall within the scope of … the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security,” Obama said, referring to the disputed islands known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China. “And we oppose any unilateral attempts to undermine Japan’s administration of these islands,” he said. More

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Apr 23

‘Hacking the Constitution’: States Quietly Plan to Ditch Electoral College

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Nearly a dozen states have quietly signed onto a plan to effectively ditch the Electoral College and instead, award the White House to the candidate that wins the popular vote. The National Popular Vote agreement would take effect if states that represent 270 electoral votes all commit. New York has most recently joined the efforts, bringing the number of states to 10 plus the District of Columbia. Altogether, they represent 165 electoral votes.Without the Electoral College, FoxNews.com digital politics editor Chris Stirewalt said we would have had a whole different trajectory of presidents. If presidents are selected through the popular vote, he said that campaigns will focus on maximizing turnout in urban centers. He said the “plan is to subvert the will of the Constitution and the founders.” More

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Apr 23

110 websites closed as China cracks down on porn

chinese-gamers-play-mmo-world-of-warcraft-at-internet-cafeChina has shut down 110 websites as part of a national crackdown on online pornography, the State Internet Information Office said Sunday. Some 3,300 accounts on China-based social networking services, such as WeChat and Sina Weibo, as well as online forums have been deleted in the recently launched Cleaning the Web 2014 campaign, according to the office. Close to 7,000 advertisements and 200,000 texts with pornographic content were also deleted. “Pornography does great harm to minors and the social ethos,” read a circular issued by the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications at the start of the campaign. The campaign is in response to the persistent spread of pornography online despite multiple previous crackdowns. More

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