Emergency buildings are wiped out. Bodies are stored in refrigerated trucks. Authorities are begging for such basics as flashlights. In one neighborhood, the storms even left firefighters to work without a truck.
The death toll from Wednesday’s storms reached 337 across seven states, including at least 246 in Alabama.
The largest death toll ever was on March 18, 1925, when 747 people were killed in storms that raged through Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The second deadliest day had been in March 1932, when 332 people died, all in Alabama.” Read more.
Killer Twisters Likely Among Largest, Strongest Ever Recorded – Read more.
Warning: The following proposal may hurt the feelings of wannabe Jihadists, their supporters, sympathizers, and the Obama Administration.
BY MICHAEL BIESECKER – “RALEIGH — A group of Republican legislators is backing a measure that would make it illegal for judges to consider ‘foreign law’ when making rulings in North Carolina’s courts.
Though the federal and state constitutions already guarantee the supremacy of U.S. law in domestic cases, primary sponsor Rep. George Cleveland said he is concerned that Shariah law could gain a foothold in American communities with sizable Muslim populations.
House Bill 640 makes no mention of the Islamic legal code. But Cleveland said Shariah would be defined as a ‘foreign law’ under his bill, and therefore banned from North Carolina’s courtrooms if the legislation he proposes is approved.” Read more.
“It has been estimated that more that 500 Nigerians, mostly Christians and other southerners have been so far killed in the post-election violence that erupted in some parts of the tick Muslim populated north.
Reports also have it that the Nigeria Muslim Council (NMC) issued an ultimatum on April 6, demanding Christians leave the north of the country within the week.
These views are contained in a report by the Release International, (www.releaseinternational.org) a United Kingdom (UK) based Christian advocacy group stressing that at the same time 60 churches were burnt and thousands of Christian homes destroyed in protest at the electoral victory of southern Christian Goodluck Jonathan.” Read more.
Two molotov cocktails were hurled at the church on the island of Java by assailants riding a motorcycle, eyewitnesses said Friday, as reported by tribunnews.com.
The incident took place at 1 am local time.” Read more.
By CAIN BURDEAU – “NEW ORLEANS — A surge of water not seen since the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 is forecast in coming days to test the enormous levees lining the Mississippi River on its course through the Deep South, adding another element of danger to a region already raked by deadly tornadoes and thunderstorms.
Mississippi’s and Louisiana’s governors issued flood warnings Thursday and declared states of emergency. Authorities along the swollen waterway in both states are warning nearby residents to brace for the possibility of any flooding. River boat casinos in Mississippi are closing and levee managers are readying sand bags and supplies — and the manpower to build the defenses — to fight the rising river along hundreds of levees in both states where the river crosses en route to the Gulf of Mexico.” Read more.
The Cod Beck reservoir near Osmotherley, North Yorkshire, can now be walked across, and water suppliers are urging people to use water sparingly.
Strengthening work by Yorkshire Water required some water to be drained from the man-made lake, but a lack of rain and hot weather saw water levels dwindle.
As forecasters say the dry spell is set to continue, there are fears that the region is headed for a hosepipe ban.” Read more.
By Kurt Jorgensen – “Tonight Gideon Lustig, the Deputy Consulate General stationed in San Francisco, gave a 45 minute talk and answered questions for about ½ hour before an audience of around 40 people at Neighborhood Church in Chico, CA. Probably everyone in attendance was an evangelical Christian.
Gideon is a Jew who was born in and currently resides in Jerusalem when not stationed in SF. He owns a home there and is within a 10-15 minute walk of the old city.
Mr. Lustig is about 30 years old, married, and spent 10 years in the Israeli Defense Forces. He has a degree from Hebrew University in Jerusalem in Arab Studies. He is a third generation Israeli; his grandparents emigrated from Europe to escape the Holocaust. His grandfather fought in unspecified battles in defense of Israel.
Mr. Lustig was very sincere, even tempered, had a good command of English and was dressed in a business suit.
As a diplomat, Mr. Lustig was predictably very diplomatic, and didn’t offer a lot of specificity, but some of his answers were revealing.” Read more.
By Jerome R. Corsi – “Yesterday, Barack Obama blinked, releasing birth records he has hired lawyers to prevent the public from seeing, even at the expense of allowing U.S. Army Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin to be court-martialed and sent to prison for having dared ask questions the White House until now has resolutely dismissed with ridicule and disdain.
A key problem for Obama is that birth certificates issued to twin girls born one day later at Kapi’olani hospital, the Nordykes, are the Rosetta Stone of deciphering both Obama’s previously released short-form Certification of Live Birth and the newly released purported copy of his long-form birth certificate.
The problem since the short-form certificate was released during the 2008 presidential campaign has always been this:” Read more.
Update: More Expert Opinion- “Photoshop expert and author of more than 17 books on computer graphics Mara Z. sent this in: This is so maddening to listen to the media on this recent revelation… it’s such an obvious fake.
… if you open the PDF in Illustrator (instead of Photoshop) – Select the entire document and go to the Object menu and choose Clipping Mask > Release. Repeat as necessary until all clipping masks are released. Also open the Layer and turn off the visibility of each clipping group and you can see all the numerous places in which information was added (edited) into the form.
Lastly, look at the attached 1961 sample image found on the Internet of a legitimate 1961 Hawaii Birth Certificate (which someone posted to show what a real certificate would look like from that year in Hawaii)… look at the marks on this Internet version and you can see this was the template for Obama’s BC handiwork. The handwriting is exactly the same between posted Internet image and Obama’s fake version — the placement of boxes and marks are in the exact same position, dates are where the modified clipping masks occur to adjust dates to fit for Obama, but the handwriting of dates match (except for the clipping mask changes). Even the Cert. number is only off by the last two digits (which…you guessed it… happens to be a clipping mask layer).” Read more.
The Stars Virus is suspected to be a variant of the Stuxnet worm that had infected Iran’s nuclear capabilities. The worm affected India’s power grid and one of the air traffic controls too. This forced the government to take urgent measures to guard against such attacks in the future.
With the help of experts from private and government organisations, a cyber security police draft was made. It was submitted to the government recently for further comments form various agencies and ministries to decide on the further course of action.
According to eScan lab reports the Stars virus is capable of damaging government systems.” Read more.
By KEVIN CARMICHAEL – “The U.S. dollar’s long decline has turned into a sudden plunge, throwing currency markets into a frenzy that is complicating life for policy makers and executives the world over.
An index that measures the value of the dollar against six major peers declined for the eighth consecutive day Thursday, the longest slump in two years.
The U.S. dollar is in the midst of what Nomura Securities International analyst Jens Nordvig called a ‘violent … weakening move,’ as a confluence of factors drive investors to seek short-term gains outside the United States.
Gross domestic product in the U.S. slowed to an annual rate of 1.8 per cent in the first quarter, compared with 3.1 per cent over the final three months of 2010, according to the first of three estimates from the Commerce Department, released Thursday.” Read more.
“The banned Muslim Brotherhood has called on Syrians to take to the streets to protest against the regime ahead of Friday prayers.
The declaration is the first time that the Brotherhood, whose leadership is in exile, have called directly for demonstrations since pro-democracy demonstrations against President Bashar al Assad’s autocratic rule erupted six weeks ago.
It comes as members of the country’s army units have reportedly clashed with each other over the crackdown on protesters in the city of Deraa – the heart of the popular uprising.
More than 500 people have been killed across Syria – about 100 in Deraa alone – since the revolt against President Assad began in mid-March, according to human rights groups.” Read more.
Syria: 4 Soldiers Killed in Attack on Army Post – “BEIRUT – Syria’s state-run television says ‘armed terrorists’ have attacked a military post in the southern city of Daraa, killing four soldiers and capturing two.
The report comes as thousands of Syrians took to the streets across the country — including the capital of Damascus — in demonstrations against the regime of President Bashar Assad. The six-week uprising has posed the gravest threat to his rule.” Read more.