06 Mar 15
How Chinese investors are taking over the New York real estate market
For more than two decades, China’s most populated city, Shanghai, has experienced a building frenzy unlike any other: Developers have built office buildings in the city of 24 million as far as the eye can see, including skyscrapers like the under-construction Shanghai Tower, one of the tallest in the world.
But increasingly, Chinese developers and investors are looking elsewhere to build. And a fast-growing number are setting their eyes on New York.
Syria's al-Nusra Front commander 'killed in strike'
The military chief of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group has been killed in an air strike, the group has said.
The jihadist group said on social media that three other leaders were killed along with Abu Homam al-Shami.
The Nusra Front is one of the most powerful groups fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Palestinian leaders say they'll cut security coordination with Israel
Palestinian leaders in the West Bank said on Thursday they would halt the security coordination with Israel which is widely credited with keeping order in the territory and preventing attacks in Israel.
The Second Round of the Crisis Will DWARF 2008 In Size and Scope
If you are an investor, your big concern should not be about what to stocks… but what happens when the bond bubble goes bust.
All of the biggest problems in the financial world revolve around the bond markets today:
Welcome to the New Journalism Where Media Mob Mentality rules.
What are our expectations of the media? Mine are rather simple; fact check before printing because in this age of instant messaging you can’t take back an error; and base editorial opinions on facts-facts that are relevant to the argument.
US Christian Millionaire Joins the Fight Against ISIS
He's at least a half-billionaire, a committed Christian and, for the Islamic State (ISIS), Foster Friess may be their worst nightmare. Friess, a Republican mega-donor, has been waging a quiet one-man private war against ISIS, which is launching murderous onslaughts on the Kurds in Iraq, by funding Peshmerga Kurdish fighters.
Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Purpose in Addressing the US Congress on Iran
Over the past several weeks the American and Israeli national presses, as well as the American Jewish press, have debated the wisdom of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to accept House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to address a joint session of Congress concerning the Iranian nuclear program. President Obama indicated quite clearly that he was most displeased by this prospect and applied quite some pressure on Israel in an effort to force PM Netanyahu to cancel the speech—all to no avail. We might want to ask why Obama desired to scuttle such a presentation on the part of the Prime Minister, and what drove Netanyahu to resist all this pressure.
05 Mar 15
Chile: Eruption Sets Off Evacuations
One of South America’s most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes and prompting the authorities to evacuate about 3,500 people. The Villarrica volcano erupted around 3 a.m.
At least 45 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria's Borno state
BAUCHI, Nigeria - At least 45 people were killed by suspected Boko Haram militants at dawn on Tuesday in a remote village of Nigeria's northeast Borno state, sources from the military and the civilian joint taskforce reported.
Netanyahu's Iran speech gains tacit support in Saudi Arabia
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fiery speech this week before the U.S. Congress, in which he argued against an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, has received tacit support from an unlikely quarter -- Saudi Arabia.
Chinese official at Iran nuclear talks sees hope of a deal
China's representative at talks on Iran's nuclear program said on Thursday he saw hope that a deal would be done, a day after US Secretary of State John Kerry said "significant gaps" remained to be negotiated.
Iran, Anti-Semitism, And Parallels From The Past
I am reminded of my father’s boyhood in Hitler’s Germany. In his early years my father’s family was respected and popular among the gentiles in his village in southwest Germany. But the Nazis’ vicious anti-Semitism so demonized the Jews that they were no longer considered part of the human race. Less than seventy years later Europe and much of the rest of the world is again infected with vicious anti-Semitism and another mad regime is threatening genocide.
Europe: Time for the Third Way
The only solution is for the centre ground in European politics to retake the initiative. This requires a grand bargain in which the European economy is stimulated, both by fiscal and monetary means; and in return there is in each country a clear, verifiable and enforceable programme of structural reform.
1st-Century House Unearthed in Nazareth Could be Jesus’s Childhood Home
A leading archaeologist is hinting that a house dating back to the 1st century CE unearthed in Nazareth may have been the childhood home of Jesus.
Superbug outbreak extends to Cedars-Sinai hospital, linked to scope
In the latest superbug outbreak, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center discovered that four patients were infected with deadly bacteria from a contaminated medical scope, and 67 other people may have been exposed.
The Los Angeles hospital said Wednesday that it began investigating the possibility of patient infections after a similar outbreak at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center that sickened seven patients, including two who died.
According to two FCC commissioners, those new regulations are bad all around
The Obama administration...may be ecstatic at the passing of regulations that make the Internet a public utility on Feb. 26th, but not all FCC members are so sunny in their outlook...
TechFreedom held a fireside chat...with two FCC commissioners, Ajit Pai and Mike O’Rielly, and the two of them concurred that the new regulations are far-reaching, largely unchecked and pose a threat to consumer bills and to innovation in the industry.
Syria conflict: Blast hits Aleppo intelligence HQ
Dozens of Syrian security personnel and rebels have been killed in an attack on an intelligence facility in the city of Aleppo, a monitoring group says.
The attack began when a bomb placed in a tunnel near Air Force Intelligence's headquarters was detonated, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
Jihadist and Islamist rebels then launched an assault on the building.
Speculation over successor after Iran's Khamenei reportedly hospitalized in serious condition
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is currently hospitalized in serious condition at a hospital in Tehran, according to unofficial reports circulating.
Khamenei is suffering from prostate cancer that has reportedly spread to the rest of his body.
Egypt warns women against marrying IS fighters online
Egypt's state-sponsored Islamic authority warned women Wednesday against marrying fighters from the Islamic State group online, saying such unions would push them into a "circle of terrorism".
Iranian president says Israel 'greatest danger'
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said Israel creates the "greatest danger" in the region, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned against a nuclear deal with the Islamic republic.
You can't make fun of terrorists at the U. of Minnesota
No student or student group at a public university should have to fight for their First Amendment rights. But as I’m preparing for graduation in a few short months, that’s exactly what I find myself doing—fighting for the rights of my student publication.
GOP Backs Netanyahu as Top Democrat Slams Pelosi Over Remarks
Republicans praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress on Tuesday — and a top Democrat slammed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's comments that the speech was "an insult to the intelligence of the United States."
"Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech was not condescending," said Rep. Brad Sherman, the California Democrat and member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He was a member of Netanyahu's escort committee during his Washington visit.
Obama Presides over the Stupefying of America
In searching for one word to describe the state of affairs in America at the present time, I kept coming back to the word “stupefying.” For my purposes here, this is an incredibly useful word for illustrating what Barack Obama, and the left-wing in general, have done to our country.
Image captures light as both wave and particle for very first time
..the light traveled along the wire in two opposite directions and, when these waves bounced back to the middle, they intersected with each other to form a new wave that appeared to be standing in place. This standing wave, radiating around the nanowire, then became the source of light used in the experiment.
04 Mar 15
Rise of pragmatic Arab politician shakes up Israeli politics
JERUSALEM — A charismatic Arab politician, who confidently jousts with Jewish rivals on TV and wants to build a broad Arab-Jewish "alliance of the disadvantaged," has emerged as one of the biggest surprises of Israel's election campaign.
AP INTERVIEW: Reid wants Congress to delay Iran legislation
WASHINGTON — Key Senate Democrats led by Minority Leader Harry Reid announced their opposition Wednesday to fast action on a bill giving Congress final say on any nuclear deal with Iran.
Greek Gov’t Looking More and More Like the Tower of Babel
Recently Alexis Tsipras was forced to resort to cheap propaganda to appease Greeks who are worried about the economy and the SYRIZA left platform who speak uncontrollably against the temporary debt agreement. Creating imaginary enemies is a good propaganda technique and has worked wonders for SYRIZA in the past.
Netanyahu responds to Obama: We did indeed present practical alternative to Iran deal
Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in Israel on Wednesday after his two-day trip to Washington saying that "many around the world heard what Israel has to say about the bad deal with Iran." Apparently pushing back against those saying that there was no tactical alternative in his speech, Netanyahu said that he did indeed present a practical alternative that would extend Iran's break out time by adding new restrictions.
Jordanian King Warns Global Battle With ISIS Has Launched World War III
Jordan’s King Abdullah II is warning that the international battle against Daesh – the terror organization known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS or ISIL – has launched World War III, although the rest of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the radical Islamic terror group may not yet realize it.
'Netanyahu is Our Esther'; Congressman Hails PM's Speech
Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) said he felt the comparison was a fitting one - and that Netanyahu was in his view fulfilling the role of the Jewish Queen Esther in exposing the threat posed by Iran not just to the Jewish people, but to the entire world.