Residents of a northern California county on Tuesday voted in favor of a measure that will now force local officials to consider a plan to secede from the state and form a new entity named Jefferson.
That decision — one of three related matters being considered by voters across the Golden State on Tuesday this week — passed by 55.74 percent in Tehama County, with nearly 1,000 more ballots cast towards seceding from California compared to staying.
Elsewhere in the state, however, secessionist efforts in northern California largely failed this week when voters in two of three counties where the issue was up for debate voted against formally beginning the process to separate and start a new state.
Posted onJune 4, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on Bashar Assad Wins Syria Presidential Election With 88.7% Of Vote – 4 June 2014
Bashar Assad has won a landslide victory in the Syrian presidential poll with 88.7 percent of the vote. This will secure him a third seven-year term in office amidst a bloody civil war, which stemmed from protests against his rule.
“I declare the victory of Dr Bashar Hafez Assad as president of the Syrian Arab Republic with an absolute majority of the votes cast in the election,” parliament speaker Mohammad Laham said in a televised address from his office in the Syrian parliament.
A total of 10.2 million people voted for Assad. The voter turnout stood at 73.42 percent. No violations have been reported, Syria’s Higher Judicial Committee for Elections said as quoted by SANA news agency.
Posted onJune 4, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on NRA Publically Apologizes For Criticizing Texas ‘Open Carry’ Movement – 4 June 2014
About one week after the National Rifle Association called the “open carry” gun movement in Texas “downright scary,” the powerful gun organization has backtracked and issued an apology.
Speaking on one of the group’s radio programs, Chris Cox of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action said his organization “unequivocally” supports open carry – the right of an individual to openly carry a firearm into public spaces – dismissing a statement to the contrary as the opinion of a particular staff member.
“It’s a distraction,” Cox said, according to Talking Points Memo. “There was some confusion, we apologize, again, for any confusion that that post caused.”
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But sometimes Source needs to use a straightjacket, Before I am willing to change. This week’s first quarter square Moon opposes Chiron creating a “T square”. That, along with Venus squaring Black Moon Lilith symbolizes the struggle between unharnessed self expression wanting to break free and the “Invisible Hand” seemingly taking the wind out of our sails for mysterious, unknown, but important, “reasons.” May you feed both yourself and world thereby creating a reality where none are found lacking. Music by http://www.michellequreshi.com
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THE Vatican’s influence on local cases of alleged child sex abuse will be scrutinised later this month when the Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, gives evidence about his handling of allegations against a former priest.
Posted onJune 4, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on TheIndependent – Madeleine McCann Latest: Police Erect Tent And Begin Digging In Portugal Scrubland Search – 4 June 2014
British police in Praia da Luz begin third day of search
By James Legge
Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal seven years ago have started digging in the cordoned-off scrubland in Praia da Luz that has become the focal point of their search in recent days.
Posted onJune 4, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on TheIndependent – D-Day 70th Anniversary: Ministry Of Defence Releases Rare Aerial Photographs Showing Planning – And Chaos – Of ‘Largest Single Military Operation In The History Of Warfare’ – 4 June 2014
By Adam Withnall
Quote: With preparations in full swing for the world to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-day beach landings this Friday, the Ministry of Defence has released a series of photographs that show the chaos of the Normandy assault in fascinating detail.
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Posted onJune 4, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on Ukraine Ready To Sign EU Trade Deal ‘Immediately’ – Poroshenko – 4 June 2014
Ukraine’s President-elect Petro Poroshenko is ready to sign a deal establishing free trade between the EU and Ukraine, right after his inauguration on June 7. The agreement lies at the heart of the Ukraine crisis and he hopes it will help “restore peace”.
“I’m ready to sign the economic part of the Association Agreement and to enter a free trade zone with the EU immediately after the inauguration,” Poroshenko said during a meeting in Warsaw on Wednesday with Austrian President Heinz Fischer.
Kiev signed the political part of the trade agreement, which will break down barriers between Ukraine’s $145 billion economy and Europe’s nearly $17 trillion economy.
Google has released code of its new open source End-to-End encryption extension to be tested for bugs and back doors by security experts. While it claims to be an effective privacy guard, it leaves the main question of whether it’s NSA-proof open.
The Google team believes that its new End-to-End tool will allow users to easily encrypt their emails on the go.
What the Google team did is that they took an already existing open-source encryption standard OpenPGP, which now is rather complicated for a general user as it requires serious technical expertise, and made a product suitable for anyone. Later, when the draft tool is finalized, it would be transformed into a standard extension package for Google’s Chrome browser.