Hudson Bay ice is at near 100% coverage this far into the beginning of the melt season. Comparing with 2017 spring melt the bay should be around 25% or more melted so far. Also the Canadian Ice Service is not updating its charts due to continuous 100% ice coverage. Maps and weekly data sets are frozen, literally. Great Lakes ice coverage was far above normal for the months of January and February 2018. Strange how the -18C temperatures still cover the Hudson Bay area.
Soldiers are about to receive futuristic devices that replace traditional night vision goggles with integrated systems, and allow troops on the battlefield to “shoot around corners, see-through dense vegetation, and smoke, plus distinguish friend from foe…”
Homeowners with houses worth $250,000 would pay an additional $2,500 per year in property taxes, those with homes worth $500,000 would pay an additional $5,000, and those with homes worth $1 million would pay an additional $10,000.
“If Europeans stop trading with Iran and don’t put pressure on US then we will reveal which western politicians and how much money they had received during nuclear negotiations to make #IranDeal happen.”
Pensioners can fend for themselves in the "Best Germany we ever had" thanks to Merkel! "Refugees" on the other hand get brand new houses worth well over 100.000 euros and even E-bikes worth over 1000 euros. pic.twitter.com/Bz8YP57wvC
The Israeli military struck Gaza Saturday evening and explosions were heard in the Strip’s north. According to Palestinian reports, the Israel Air Force fired 20 missiles toward an agricultural area east of the city of Beit Hanoun.
Germany- 6 Syrians(14-22) in custody after a group(10-15) of them attacked Germans with belts on Father's Day in Rathenow. Multiple people were also throwing stones at the Germans and damaged two cars. https://t.co/rrm1fuMzJEpic.twitter.com/rfZs3sZXHI
Russia has made an apparent U-turn on its prior signaling that it would supply the advanced S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Syria after this week’s major escalation between Syria and Israel, which involved scores of surface-to-surface rockets being fired by both sides, primarily across the contested Golan border, and some 28 Israeli aircraft firing around 60 air-to-surface missiles at Syria during the exchange.
The comments, by Vladimir Kozhin, an aide to President Vladimir Putin who oversees Russian military assistance to other countries, follow a visit to Moscow by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week, who has been lobbying Putin hard not to transfer the missiles.
“For now, we’re not talking about any deliveries of new modern (air defense) systems,” Izvestia cited Kozhin as saying when asked about the possibility of supplying Syria with S-300s.
The Syrian military already had “everything it needed,” Kozhin added.
Even as CNN is out with a new report condemning Iran for denying any responsibility or role in the latest massive exchange of fire between Israel and Syria, The New York Times has admitted (albeit buried deep in the story) that Israel was the actual aggressor and initiator of hostilities which threatened to spiral out of control overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning.
While CNN and most Israeli and mainstream media sources blame Iran for initiating an attack on Israel, on the very day of the early morning strikes (Thursday), the Times acknowledged, “The barrage [of Syria/Iran missiles] came after an apparent Israeli missile strike against a village in the Syrian Golan Heights late Wednesday.”
"This will be a time of great corruption of customs. The sacred sacrament of Holy Orders will be ridiculed, oppressed & despised, for in doing this, one scorns and defiles the Church of God, & even God Himself, represented by His priests." — Sr Marianne de Jesus Torres (17th C.) pic.twitter.com/eshxS67z36