Pope tells teens ‘happiness not an app’

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Vatican City (AFP) – Happiness is not an app you can download on your mobile phone, Pope Francis told thousands of teenagers on Sunday at a mass to mark a weekend dedicated to youth.

“Freedom is not always about doing what you want. In fact it is the gift of being able to choose the right way,” he said in a homily punctuated by regular bursts of applause from the crowd on a packed St Peter’s Square.

“Your happiness has no price. It cannot be bought and sold: it is not an application you download on a mobile phone. Even the latest version cannot help you to grow and become free in love.”

An estimated 70,000 teenagers were in Rome for a weekend of events to celebrate Francis’s Jubilee year dedicated to the theme of mercy.

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Analysis: A weakened Turkey seeks Israel’s help to break growing isolation

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Even if Israel and Turkey soon announce an end to their diplomatic crisis, which began almost six years ago as a result of the Mavi Marmara flotilla ship incident, relations between the two countries will not go back to how they once were. The golden era of cooperation in the security and intelligence fields between the two countries up until a decade ago will certainly not come back.
Turkey was a large and important market for Israel’s security industries, which provided drones, intelligence systems, tank and planes upgrades, and more. For years, there was close cooperation between the Mossad and Turkey’s intelligence agency, the MIT, which included meetings, an exchange of each countries’ situational assessments and more.
This cooperation began in 1958 with the initiation of an intelligence pact between Iran’s SAVAK, under the Shah, the Mossad and Turkish intelligence. The codename in Israel for this pact was “Clil” (Complete).
These intimate relations were ended by Recep Tayyip Erdogan when he rose to power in 2002, first as prime minister, and currently as president. It was a gradual process that deteriorated after the Marmara incident. However, the 2010 flotilla was merely a symptom of a deeper issue. Yet, despite the security and intelligence disconnect and the diplomatic crisis, both commercial and tourism ties did grow under Erdogan.
The initiative for a turnaround in relations has come from Ankara – if indeed there is a reconciliation afoot as Turkish media have reported and Turkey’s foreign minister expects. Erdogan’s foreign and defense policies have failed miserably. He saw himself as the renewer of the days of the Ottoman Empire and as a modern-day, 21st century Sultan. He aimed to turn Turkey into a regional power, and perhaps into the strongest force in the Middle East, but this did not happen.
Instead, Turkey finds itself in a conflict with Russia and Iran over Syria, where Erdogan hoped to see President Bashar Assad ousted. Erdogan supported the Muslim Brothers in Egypt and now he finds himself at odds with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. Because of Turkey’s uncompromising fight against its Kurdish population, as well as in Syria and Iraq, Ankara is also losing its influence with NATO and with the US. Turkey is now more isolated than ever and is therefore interested in renewing ties with Israel, in the hope that the Jewish state can help Ankara improve its standing in Washington. Turkey also needs natural gas from Israel in order to diversify its sources of energy and to reduce its dependency on Russian gas.
Most of the disagreements between Israel and Turkey stemming from the Marmara incident have already been rectified. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized for the incident in which nine Turkish citizens were killed. Israel has already made clear that it is prepared to pay some $25 million in compensation to the families of the victims. Turkey has deported senior Hamas military wing official Salah Aruri from the country and has tightened its supervision of the organization’s members at Israel’s request. Ankara has also agreed to institute special legislation that will prevent IDF commanders from standing trial for the Marmara incident.
However, the bigger problem to be solved is connected to Hamas in Gaza. Turkey is looking for a foothold in the Strip. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon is strongly opposed to this, with his main argument being, to use a schoolyard expression, “You started it.” Meaning, Erdogan broke the rules, and therefore he bears the responsibility for rectifying the situation. Egypt’s Sisi as well is not prepared to easily forgive and grant Erdogan a prize for his behavior, as if nothing happened.
If the golden formula is found, and the crisis is indeed solved, it will be part of a three-way deal: Israel-Egypt-Turkey, in which the strategic alliance with Egypt is much more important to Israel than rehabilitating ties with Turkey.
Anyways, as the phrase goes, it’s not over until it’s over.

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Meet the Bogus Technology the Government Will Use to Frame You

What happens if the facial recognition cameras get it wrong? Or the “visual microphone” detects the wrong sound? Or the emotion-reading or crime-predicting technology of the near future is just quackery, designed to frame anyone the government wants to convict? Sadly, this isn’t sci-fi fantasy; it’s the present and we’re already living through it. Just ask Steve Talley…

 

Russian TV crew leaks film of Turkish military buildup on Syrian Border

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A Russian TV crew has managed to obtain video proof of Turkey’s increased military presence on the Syrian border, as it filmed fortifications and tanks on the frontier.

The lodgments are heavily fortified by tanks and self-propelled guns, REN-TV crew reported from the scene.

Shells and other ammunition are being delivered to the Turkish positions, which are shelling Kurdish forces in Syrian territory, according to the report.

“The barrels of the tanks and self-propelled guns are pointed in the direction of the mainly Kurdish Syrian city of Kobane,” the journalist said.

There were at least six or seven tanks in the area and the Turkish forces on the border can be deployed in Syria “in an instant,” according to REN-TV.

The REN-TV reporters tried to determine where the fire had come from and noticed a couple of hidden tanks in the pictures they had taken from the crime scene.

During the first night of the Syrian ceasefire, more than 200 Islamic State fighters crossed the Turkish border into Syria and another 100 came up from the Syrian city of Raqqa before joining forces near Kurdistan, the Russian center for reconciliation said in a report.

The journalists said the fighting had intensified quickly after that, adding that if not for the brave efforts of the Kurdish forces in Syria, the city could have been easily overrun by the terrorists.

There have also been reports of a heavy artillery attack on the Kurdish town of Tel Abyad in northern Syria near Kurdistan. However, Turkish military sources denied to Hurriyet that its forces had been involved in any cross-border shelling.

The much-anticipated Syrian ceasefire was brokered by leading world powers, including the US and Russia. It aims to pave the way to reconciliation between the Syrian government and “moderate” rebel forces, which would together agree on a peaceful political transition for the country.

The terrorist groups in Syria, such as Islamic State and Nusra Front, are excluded from the ceasefire, which took effect at midnight on February 27.

In an interview earlier this week, Turkey’s Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu denied that Turkey had any intent to invade Syria. According to the PM, it was unlikely that such a move would be supported by its Arab allies, which have already criticized Ankara for sending troops into northern Iraq.

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey, November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

At the same time, Davutoglu told CNN Turk that the Syrian ceasefire plan will not be considered binding if it threatens Turkey’s security, adding that Ankara will continue to fight the Syrian Kurds and ISIS, taking all the “necessary measures.”

In an Al-Jazeera interview this week, Davutoglu also admitted that Ankara was, in fact, supporting armed groups in Syria.

“How would they be able to defend themselves if there was no Turkish support for the Syrian people? … If there’s a real moderate Syrian opposition today, it’s because of Turkish support. If the [Assad] regime isn’t able to control all the territories today, [it’s] because of Turkish and some other countries’ support,” he said.

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Trump on Global Warming : “hoax,” “mythical,” a “con job,” “nonexistent,” and “bullshit.”

Donald Trump: The real estate mogul has repeatedly written tweets skeptical of global warming. Trump has called global warming a “hoax,” “mythical,” a “con job,” “nonexistent,” and “bullshit.” He v…

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Farrakhan: Don’t Fall For ‘Satan’ Hillary Clinton’s ‘Crap’

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Sunday at the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan said don’t “fall” for Democartic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s “crap” on African-American issues because she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton are responsible for mass incarceration of black people.

Farrakhan said, “How many of you are going to vote for Hillary Clinton? You don’t have to raise your hands. I do not blame you for wanting a female president, but that is a wicked woman. She can be sweet but so can you. And you know when you are sweet but playing a game.  All of a sudden she knows about Trayvon Martin. All of a sudden—the boy’s been dead two years now—she talking about him like she met the mother and oh…  White people this is Satan. And you fall for that crap? Most of you went to jail for having a little blunt. They arranged that—the Clintons. Mass incarceration  came about under the Clintons, Don’t forget that. They call my young gang bangers super predators. And Black Lives Matter put it to her—she didn’t know how to handle that. Call you a super predator, that has no conscience, no sense of  dignity like you are a dog, an animal. She gotta bring you to heal you my young brothers. This is what she said about you and she didn’t just say it—it became law and policy of the U.S. government under Bill Clinton and his wife, and now she is apologizing, but apologizing can’t bring back the broken families. Apologizing cant bring back those that been destroyed in prison life.”

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This Is Our 1 Week Warning? Will Huge June Megaquake Drill Be Too Late? Massive West Coast Earthquake Warning After Carbon Monoxide Levels Explode Leaves Fears Of ‘Cascadia Rising’

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All across the internet over the past day, people have been talking about a massive buildup of carbon monoxide along the entire West coast of America and into Canada as seen in the videos and pictures in this story. Steve Quayle was quick to point out on his website a story from 2010 from an earthquake expert in India who points out that our planet Earth emits a burst of carbon monoxide several days prior to an earthquake and we’re told that this gas could be used as a ‘earthquake early warning system.’

The story from the Seattle Times on Saturday tells us that nearly 6,000 emergency workers including military personnel will soon be conducting a ‘Pacific Northwest megaquake exercise’ called ‘Cascadia Rising‘; held over 4 days at the beginning of June, the exercise will pretend a quake strikes that will dwarf the quake that struck on February 28th, 2001…15 years ago yesterday.

We see that casualty estimates for the exercise according to FEMA’s numbers are horrifying; more than 10,000 dead with over 30,000 injuries, 70% of the electrical grid down and 90% of port facilities damaged or completely destroyed. We’re also told the megaquake that caused all of this will likely hit magnitude 9 and will be followed by 30’ high tsunami…or bigger.

While this mega-quake exercise will be taking place in June and at ANP, we always believe it’s best to prepare for any such event, we have to ask, will such preparation in June be a bit too late? Judging by what we are seeing in the photographs and videos here, our planet might be attempting to give us a message…now…maybe we should listen wisely.

The photo below left shows what the CO2 levels looked like on February 25th at 1 pm Western time. The photo below right shows the CO levels suddenly exploding only 3 hours later. The photo at the top of this story showed maximum levels only a few hours later on the 26th of February.

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Going back to the story that Steve Quayle linked to yesterday, we see why those who live along the West coast and in the Cascadia subduction zone should be concerned about the massive uptick in carbon monoxide. Will humanity listen to the planet speaking or continue to ignore its’ warnings? We do so at our own peril.

You can check out the website referred to in the videos below yourself at this link.

If we are to believe the warnings given below, approximately one week after the maximum CO concentrations, a massive earthquake will occur. As we see in the pictures here and videos below, the date of max CO concentrations was February 25th and 26th. If this model outlined below is correct, a massive earthquake will strike along the West coast sometime between March 2nd and March 4th with the 3rd being the most likely ‘hit’ date.

Earth emits a burst of carbon monoxide (CO) a few days before an earthquake, according to geophysicist Ramesh Singh. He and co-workers from France and the United States report that this gas could be used as one of the precursor signals for an earthquake early warning system.

The scientists used data from an American satellite and analysed changes in carbon monoxide at different altitudes. “The carbon monoxide shows enhancement in concentration a few days prior to the earthquake,” Singh said.

Analysis of the satellite data showed a large peak in CO concentrations during January 19 and 20 — a week before the main earthquake event. On January 19, the total CO in the vertical column was also higher than usual. After the 26 January earthquake the concentration of the gas dropped.

According to the scientists, CO gas is forced out of the earth due to the build up of stress prior to the earthquake “influencing the hydrological regime around the epicentre.”

“The anomalous changes in CO concentrations prior to the main earthquake event and enhancement of temperature of the earth surface observed from MODIS satellite data give an indication of coupling between land and atmosphere,” the scientists report. Singh said observation by other researchers of a sudden increase in water vapour in the atmosphere and changes in the ionosphere a few days prior to the Gujarat earthquake all seem to be connected.

According to the report, all these observations including the latest discovery of CO emission show the existence of a ‘strong coupling’ between land-atmosphere-ionosphere. “The integration of all these parameters in a seismically active region therefore looks a potential approach to understand earthquake processes and may provide reliable information about an impending earthquake,” the researchers conclude.

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We see in these final two pictures, the one above from the 26th and the one below from the 27th, that the carbon monoxide began dispersing by the 27th. Was this our one week warning or some other kind of anomaly? Please let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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