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Date: November 27, 2016

Congressional Hawks Rush to Intensify War in Syria (No Fly-Zone)

WEB Notes: There is currently a bill sitting with the US Senate that would provide yet more intervention in Syria. Here is a summary of this bill.

“H.R. 5732 requires the Departments of State and the Treasury to impose sanctions on people and entities responsible for the security and humanitarian crisis in Syria. The bill also authorizes the Department of State to assist entities that are investigating war crimes or crimes against humanity in Syria, and requires reports to Congress on the implementation of the Act, ongoing assistance programs for the Syrian people, and the feasibility of establishing a no-fly zone over Syria. Sanctions authority would expire on December 31, 2021, and sanctions can be suspended if the parties are engaged in meaningful negotiations and the violence against civilians has ceased.”

This bill has passed the house. It still needs to pass the Senate and then be signed by the President before becoming law. It is interesting what they mean by “the feasibility of establishing a no-fly zone over Syria”. They no doubt figured that out long ago with the various think tanks. At this stage it would seem the only action left would be to act and institute a no fly zone in Syria.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito: Religious Freedom in ‘Greater Danger’ Than Free Speech

During a recent speech in Washington for the national lawyer’s convention of the Federalist Society, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito opined that religious freedom might be “in greater danger” than the right to free speech.

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15 European leaders call for new arms deal with Russia

Fifteen European countries, headed by Germany, have issued a statement pushing for the reopening of “a new structured dialogue” with Russia aimed at preventing a possible arms race in Europe, according to the German foreign minister.
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Germany planning to ′massively′ limit privacy rights

A draft law released by the German union for data protection (DVD) this week revealed that the interior ministry was proposing to drastically limit the powers of Germany’s data protection authorities, banning them from investigating suspected breaches of people’s medical and legal records.

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Kirk Franklin Rebukes Claim That Children Killed in Tennessee Bus Accident Was ‘God’s Will’

WEB Notes: I agree. I hear far too often people say some tragic accident was God’s Will. I think people feel saying that somehow helps them cope with the situation or rationalize it in their mind, but it really is not true.

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Hungry Venezuelans flee in boats to escape economic collapse

The dark outlines of land had just come into view when the smuggler forced everyone into the sea.Roymar Bello screamed. She was one of 17 passengers who had climbed onto the overloaded fishing boat with aging motors in July, hoping to escape Venezuela’s economic disaster for a new life on the Caribbean island of Curacao.

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Feds Release 6,051 Illegal Immigrant Kids In 1 Month

More than 6,000 unaccompanied minors apprehended by immigration authorities were released into the United States last month, according to new government data.

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Clinton Recount Plan Draws Sore Loser Jibe From Team Trump

Hillary Clinton’s campaign will participate in vote recounts of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan if they take place, drawing a rebuke from Donald Trump’s team that the Democrat is being a “sore loser” and part of a “ridiculous” effort.

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