A day that will live in infamy.....
The Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide, in a historic decision that invalidates gay marriage bans in more than a dozen states.
Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. But in a 5-4 ruling, the court held that the 14th Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples and to recognize such marriages performed in other states.
The ruling means the remaining 14 states that did not allow such unions, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans.
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Friday, June 26, 2015
A documentary video that seeks to influence the Supreme Court justices as they rule on marriage features an undercover investigation that challenges the belief that “gays” are “born that way” and, therefore, should be granted special rights.
Equipped with a hidden camera, journalist Ryan Sorba went to a “gay” bar where he recorded candid answers to his questions. He found many men who identify as “gay” were molested as a youth.
He contends his findings have implications for the high court as it decides whether or not the traditional definition of marriage discriminates against people who identify as “gay.”
Many of the “gays” he interviewed, he says, not only were molested in their youth but went on to become molesters themselves.
In the opening of his documentary, Sorba says, “I interviewed individuals at an average gay bar on an average night and I discovered that I was literally surrounded by child molesters and victims of molestation.”
Sorba makes it clear he is not saying that everyone who identifies as “gay” is a child molester, but “many people who do identify as gay were molested, and many of the children and teens will go on to teach others kids their own age or younger what they learned from the molester.”
Sorba says he made the video “as an informative piece for the justices.”
Many Americans do not adequately understand the issue of homosexuality, he says.
He begins by asking of “gays”: “Do you believe being gay is strictly genetic?”
He says what he found was shocking.
“I learned that many attribute their own sexual orientation to molestation.”
He says that after finding out how many claim they are “gay” because they were molested, he decided to change his script in an attempt “to figure out who was doing the molesting.”
He learned that old men aren’t the only culprits.
“Woefully, I learned that after being molested by an older man, many children and teens will teach their friends what they learned from the molester,” Sorba says.
He warns that the content of his video is explicit but insists it is “necessary.”
“Parents be on guard,” he says. “If you know and child or teenager who has developed same-sex attraction, let this footage be a warning to you. It is a red flag that the child has been molested, by an adult, a teenager or another child.”
He ends his opening with a plea to the Supreme Court.
“If you do not already know and understand what I am about to show you, then I would urge you to practice judicial restraint and uphold the will of more than 50 million American voters and millenia of human experience,” he says.
“America needs more time to fully understand this issue, its causes and its consequences.
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Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/06/hidden-camera-gays-admit-theyre-not-born-that-way/#iqZvFK9GzRFMb1RX.99
Is there no end to the evils of the Great Satan?
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has claimed the United States is trying to arrest the Shia Muslim messiah, known as the "Hidden Imam," in bizarre speech to his supporters Monday.
In comments made to a group of clerics, which were posted by his supporters on the Dolatebahar.com website, Ahmadinejad claimed the US was putting an intense effort into capturing the Hidden Imam, whose imminent return is expected by followers of the so-called Twelver Shia sect of which the former president is a member.
"They've done so much research about the Hidden Imam in the human science universities of the United States that I am not exaggerating by saying that it is a thousand times more than all the work done in the seminaries of Qom, Najaf, and Mashhad," he told supporters, according to a translation by Radio Free Europe, referring to three Shia holy cities in Iran and Iraq.
According to Twelver Shias the "Hidden Imam" is the "Mahdi" - the Muslim messiah - and the twelfth in a series of Shia religious figures born in the 9th century, who will return to earth along with Jesus to redeem mankind. Other Muslims, including most Shias, believe the Mahdi has not been born yet.
"To quote a friend, they've completed a case against the Hidden Imam, and closed it also for his arrest," he said of the US, accusing the "evil" American government of fearing that the Imam's return would end its "empire."
"It is really a government established by Satan to prevent reaching God and the Hidden Imam... This evil government knows that its end will come if the Hidden Imam reappears," he railed.
But it appears the Hidden Imam still has something of an edge over US intelligence services, since according to Ahmadinejad "the only [evidence] they lack is his picture" - an crucial piece of evidence no doubt.
Ahmadinejad warned those gathered not to be complacent, though he admitted that many people "laugh about these comments."
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The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warns that America is dealing with “the highest threat level we have ever faced in this country.” Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the threat is coming from the radicalization of young people and foreign fighters heading to Iraq and Syria to join terror groups. “They’re very good at communicating through separate avenues where it’s very difficult to track,” Nunes said. “That’s why when you get a young person who is willing to get into these chat rooms, go on the Internet and get radicalized, it’s something we are not only unprepared [for], we are also not used to it in this country.” Several Americans across the U.S. have been arrested and charged recently with being ISIS sympathizers and trying to join the terror group. Nunes stated “we are having a tough time tracking terrorist cells within the United States.”
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Fear Mongering or Fear-Based Facts?
|The following prophetic observation and narrative taken from a 2008 Sunday morning televised “Meet The Press’.From Sunday’s 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST, Televised “Meet the Press”. THEN Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag.General Bill Gann’ USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain WHY he doesn’t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.The General stated to Obama that according to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171…During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, “Stand and Face It”.Senator Obama replied :“As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides.” “There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression…” “The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing.”|
The TPP Is About Transferring the American Economy to a Corporate, “Rollerball Movie” Style of Dictatorship
Declaring War On the New World Order
I Declare War On the Globalists and the TPP
Moscow is developing a new, ultra-high speed strategic attack vehicle similar to China’s hypersonic weapon, according to military analysts.
However, unlike high-profile strategic bomber flights and large-scale nuclear war games that U.S. military commanders have called provocative, details about the Russian hypersonic vehicle remain one of Moscow’s closely held military secrets.
The Russians have been developing the new Yu-71 vehicle for several years and conducted the most recent flight test in February, according to an article published this month in Jane’s Intelligence Review.
A Pentagon spokeswoman declined to comment on the Russian hypersonic test.
The unsuccessful flight test was believed to have been released into near space from atop an SS-19 missile that was launched from the Dombarovsky missile base in eastern Russia. The vehicle is part of Moscow’s secret Project 4202 missile program, the Jane’s report says.
Jane’s concludes that Russia over the past five years has stepped up the secret program as part of efforts to defeat U.S. missile defenses that were designed to counter predictable ballistic targets.
Hypersonic vehicles, however, are very difficult to track and target because they move in unpredictable ways at speeds of up to 7,000 miles per hour.
Mark Schneider, a former Pentagon official who closely monitors Russian strategic weapons programs, said Moscow’s development of glide-strike vehicles and maneuvering warheads are high-priority programs.
Unlike China’s hypersonic weapons, which include the recently flight-tested Wu-14, the Russian program has been mentioned publicly by senior Russian officials, indicating its importance.
“Both are reportedly nuclear-oriented and the Chinese program seems more successful,” Schneider said, adding that Russian tests were reported to have been failures.
“The Russian program was clearly described as strategic in nature,” he added. “The Obama administration talks about the Chinese threat, but very little about the Russian threat, so our only sources of information are the Russian press.”
Project 4202 could produce a small number of glide vehicles by the end of the decade that may be equipped with nuclear warheads, the Jane’s report says.
“A test launch from the Dombarovsky missile division site in February 2015 suggests that Russia is actively pursuing the development of a hypersonic glide vehicle that could potentially expand the long-range strike capabilities of its Strategic Rocket Forces,” the report says.
Pavel Podvig, a co-author of the Jane’s report, said it is difficult to gauge the significance of the Russian hypersonic program.
“It seems like a system in search of a mission,” said Podvig, a Geneva-based researcher. “Even if it works, which is still a rather big if, it won’t give Russia any substantially new capability.”
The new maneuvering high-speed weapon is billed as a means of defeating missile defenses, but Moscow’s concerns about missile defense are highly exaggerated, he said. The new system also could “seriously damage arms control efforts,” Podvig added.
Disclosures about Russian hypersonic weapon program follow China’s confirmation that it conducted a fourth flight test of its Wu-14 hypersonic glide vehicle earlier this month. U.S. officials said the latest Wu-14 engaged in a series of extreme high-speed maneuvers during the latest flight test June 7 in western China.
The United States is also developing an advanced hypersonic missile that is expected to be part of its conventional Prompt Global Strike program—a non-nuclear weapons system that will be capable of precisely hitting targets any place on earth in minutes.
The article says the “primary purpose is the development of a missile system that can effectively penetrate existing missile defense systems.”
Unlike U.S. plans for hypersonic missiles to deliver conventional warheads, “Russia appears to be considering the option of deploying its hypersonic system in a nuclear, as well as conventional, configuration,” the Jane’s report said.
“This would give Russia the ability to deliver a guaranteed small-scale strike against a target of choice; if coupled with an ability to penetrate missile defenses, Moscow would also retain the option of launching a successful single-missile attack.”
Up to 24 with new hypersonic payloads could be deployed at Dombarovsky by 2020 to 2025.
By that date, Russia will be deploying a new ICBM known as the Sarmat that would be capable of carrying the Yu-71.
The report says Moscow may seek to exploit its hypersonic weapons to gain leverage in arms control talks with the United States as a way to seek limits on U.S. missile defenses and the Prompt Global Strike program.
Massive hailstone that fell in Timonium, Md. June 23, 2015 (Nicka Pohl)
As a violent thunderstorm tore through northern Maryland Tuesday evening, it unloaded massive hail – large enough to rank among the biggest in Maryland state weather records.
Nicka Pohl shared with Capital Weather Gang the photo of a softball-size, spiked hailstone measuring approximately 4 inches in diameter, which fell near Timonium. Hail larger than golf balls fell throughout the Hunt Valley, Cockeysville, and Timonium areas in northern Baltimore County.
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Despite its strange appearance, there appears to be a simple explanation for the gaping hole.
Assistant lake manager BJ Parkey told Business Insider that the vortex had been created by draining some of the water from the reservoir.
'Just like in your house when you fill a bathtub full of water and [open] the drain, it will develop a vortex or whirlpool,' he said.
The water flow creates a cyclone shape, rather like a tornado, with a wider opening at the top tapering off to a narrow funnel.
The US Army Corps claims the vortex is 'eight feet in diameter and capable of sucking in a full-sized boat'
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Three weeks ago, Philippine President Benigno Aquino “went there” when, in a speech to Japanese lawmakers, the self-proclaimed “amateur student of history” compared China’s land reclamation efforts in the South China Sea to the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia.
This prompted Beijing to advise “certain people” in the Philippines to “repent” and “stop their provocations.”
Aquino would do neither.
Shortly thereafter, the Philippines aired a documentary entitled “Maritime Rights” designed to drum up domestic support for the government’s tough stance towards Beijing’s activities in the disputed waters around the Spratlys.
Since then, China has “completed” its dredging efforts and although the PLA admits it will use the new islands for military purposes, a new propaganda campaign has been launched, designed to show that despite attempts by the US and its regional allies to cast aspersions, island life in the Spratlys is all about girls, gardening, puppies, and pigs.
Apparently that wasn’t enough to calm Aquino’s fears of an impending Chinese blitzkrieg because as Reuters reports, tempers are once again flaring between Beijing and Manila with China accusing the Philippines of “roping” other countries in and attempting to incite a war. Here’s more:
China's military on Thursday accused the Philippines of trying to "rope in" other countries to the dispute over ownership of the South China Sea and stir regional tension after Japan joined a military drill with the Philippines.According to Japanese and Philippine officials, a Japanese surveillance aircraft, with three Filipino guest crew members, this week flew at 5,000 feet (1,524 m) above the edge of Reed Bank, an energy-rich area that is claimed by both China and the Philippines. It was accompanied by a smaller Philippine patrol aircraft.Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun, asked about the exercises, said that bilateral military cooperation between countries should benefit regional peace and security and not harm the interests of third parties."Certain countries are roping in countries from outside the region to get involved in the South China Sea issue, putting on a big show of force, deliberately exaggerating the tense atmosphere in the region," he told a monthly news briefing."This way of doing things will not have a beneficial effect on the situation in the South China Sea."
Earlier this week, Japan and the US joined the Philippines in conducting military drills near the disputed waters where China and others have conducted land reclamation projects. Here's Bloomberg:
The U.S. and Japan are conducting separate military drills with the Philippines near the disputed South China Sea, signaling support for the country as China builds out reclaimed reefs in the waters.The annual CARAT Philippines joint exercise started Monday off the east coast of Palawan island and will run until June 26, according to U.S. Navy spokesman Arlo Abrahamson. The Philippine and Japanese navies are holding drills around the same island through June 27, Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force said last week.The drill includes a sea phase with the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth, diving and salvage ship USNS Safeguard and a P-3 Orion surveillance aircraft and at least one Philippine frigate, according to the U.S. Navy. It’s the first time a littoral combat ship has taken part in CARAT Philippines.Japan’s exercises with the Philippines will take place adjacent to the Spratly Islands, where China has created more than 2,000 acres of land in waters also claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Taiwan and Malaysia. Japan will send a P-3C anti-submarine, maritime surveillance aircraft and 20 personnel.“The intent of CARAT is enhancing capabilities, navy-to-navy capabilities, increasing interoperability,” Rear Admiral Leopoldo Alano, commander of the Philippine Fleet, told reporters on Monday on Palawan. “These can be used both in wartime missions or missions other than war.”
The war games "should not be taken as an affront to any other and are an expression of cooperation and learning from all those involved,” an Aquino spokesperson said.
That's good to know, because when it comes to learning how to keep a tense situation from escalating into a full-blown military conflict, there's surely no better teacher than the US.
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A deadly heat wave with temperatures over 113 degrees covers southern Pakistan’s city of Karachi.
A heat wave in southern Pakistan has caused so much death in the country that morgues are overflowing, local medical workers say.
"They are piling bodies one on top of the other," Seemin Jamali, an official at a government hospital in Karachi, said of the city's overflowing morgues in an interview with Al Jazeera. Anwar Kazmi, an official with the Pakistani charity Edhi Welfare Organisation, told Agence France-Presse that the morgues had "reached capacity."
Pakistan's heat wave has been described as the worst in decades, with temperatures soaring to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The high temperatures hit during the Islamic month of Ramadan, when many Muslims were fasting during daylight hours. As of Thursday, reports in the Pakistani media put the death toll at 1,200, though temperatures have begun to fall.
Things got so bad that some morgues have put up signs outside, explaining that they are full.
Photographs taken from inside one morgue show how crowded it has become.
Volunteers try to identify a body among others of those who have died due to an intense heat wave at the Edhi Foundation morgue in Karachi on June 22. (Akhtar Soomro/Reuters)
A man waits, right, while volunteers search for the body of his deceased relative among the bodies of heat wave victims at Edhi Foundation morgue in Karachi on June 22. (Akhtar Soomro/Reuters)
The scale of crowding at the morgues had some major ill effects, Kazmi told Reuters. "The refrigeration unit was not working properly because there were too many bodies," the official explained.
On Tuesday, the Express Tribune reported that authorities were now attempting to bury unidentified bodies within a day to help deal with the backlog, but gravediggers were taking advantage of the situation and charging double their normal rates.
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