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Archive for September 22, 2015

Military ordered to ignore Child Rape

September 22, 2015

The American command in Afghanistan has told U.S. service members to ignore child rape by Afghan soldiers and police officers, reports The New York Times (NYT).

“Generally, allegations of child sexual abuse by Afghan military or police personnel would be a matter of domestic Afghan criminal law,” Col. Brian Tribus, the spokesman for the American command in Afghanistan, told The Times via email, adding that “there would be no express requirement that U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan report it.”

Vampire Killing Kits in limited supply – shop early for Christmas

September 22, 2015

You’ve seen them turn up on auction sites from time to time: “authentic vampire-killing kits,” attributed to a master craftsman, Professor Ernst Blomberg of Germany. (One sold for $12,000 at Sotheby’s.) A British museum curator explains how he proved them to be fakes — and why they’re nonetheless still very valuable.

The typical vampire-killing kit, supposedly carried around Europe by a bunch of Van Helsing-wannabes, consisted of a walnut box with a hinged lid, housing such items as a wooden stake and mallet, crucifix, pistol and vials of garlic powder.

Over the years, some have said they were authentic; others said they were made as souvenirs for gullible tourists who descended upon Transylvania following the publication of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Obama schemes for electricity rates to skyrocket

September 22, 2015

In 2008, President Obama said he would “bankrupt” coal plant owners and force energy prices across the U.S. to “skyrocket” as part of his plan to combat global warming – and now a new EPA rule on power plant emissions promises to do just that, slashing as much as 40 percent of the nation’s power supply and possibly even doubling Americans’ energy bills.

“So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them, because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted” Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board in January 2008.

He added, “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it — whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to, uh, retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.”

Mega-quake predicted in September 2015 by Harvard Professor

September 22, 2015

Professor David Schwartz, president of the Seismological Association Harvard University issued a red alert to the United States Geological Survey, to mark the imminent massive earthquake that will shake the territory of North America during the last days of this month

Ciara saucy snaps – Part TWO of SIX

September 22, 2015

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