Daily Archives: November 15, 2015

Paris attacks: anti-terrorism raids across France after Syria airstrikes

Paris attacks: anti-terrorism raids across France after Syria airstrikes



Russia’s Putin Issues Order On ISIS: “Annihilate Them…” – DCWhispers.com



A Big Gray Squirrel Is a Big Conservation Success Story



A Big Gray Squirrel Is a Big Conservation Success Story

More Than Half of Obamacare’s Co-Ops Have Now Failed — Here’s Why You Should Care

More Than Half of Obamacare’s Co-Ops Have Now Failed — Here’s Why You Should Care

Even After the Oil Price Crash, These 3 Energy Stocks Are Still Overvalued

Even After the Oil Price Crash, These 3 Energy Stocks Are Still Overvalued

Worst Members of Congress 2010 – Most Offensive Senators and Representatives


Russia Syria action ‘increasing refugees’

Russia Syria action ‘increasing refugees’



French warplanes strike Islamic State Syria bastion

French warplanes strike Islamic State Syria bastion

Watch “Asta-i Romania – Enigme intr-o manastire din Sinca Veche” on YouTube

Warrant issued for arrest – Fadi Hozi – Victoria Police News





Biserica rupestră de la Sics de Sus


Breaking – France 24



this pressed: Iraq warned of ISIS threat one day before Paris attacks| Info24.US


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Iraq warned of ISIS threat one day before Paris attacks
Iraq warned of ISIS threat one day before Paris attacks  BAGHDAD — Senior Iraqi intelligence officials warned coalition countries of imminent assaults by the Islamic State group just one day before last week’s deadly attacks in Paris killed 129 people, The Associated Press has learned.Iraqi intelligence sent a dispatch saying the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had ordered an attack on coalition countries fighting against them in Iraq and Syria, as well as on Iran and Russia, “through bombings or assassinations or hostage taking in the coming days.”The dispatch said the Iraqis had no specific details on when or where the attack would take place, and a senior French security official told the AP that French intelligence gets this kind of communication “all the time” and “every day.”However, six senior Iraqi officials corroborated the information in the dispatch, a copy of which was obtained by the AP, and four of these intelligence officials said they also warned France specifically of a potential attack. Two officials told the AP that France was warned beforehand of details that French authorities have yet to make public.Among them: that the Paris attacks appear to have been planned in Raqqa, Syria — the Islamic State’s de-facto capital — where the attackers were trained specifically for this operation and with the intention of sending them to France.Residents drive through the streets of Raqqa, Syria, the nominal capital of the Islamic State.Photo: Reuters The officials also said a sleeper cell in France then met with the attackers after their training and helped them to execute the plan.There were 24 people involved in the operation, they said: 19 attackers and five others in charge of logistics and planning.The officials all spoke anonymously because they are not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Saturday for the gun and bomb attacks on a stadium, a concert hall and Paris cafes that also wounded 350 people, 99 of them seriously. Seven of the attackers blew themselves up. Police have been searching intensively for accomplices. Iraq’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, also told journalists in Vienna on Sunday that Iraqi intelligence agencies had obtained information that some countries would be targeted, including France, the United States and Iran, and had shared the intelligence with those countries.Officials in the French presidential palace would not comment, and U.S. officials didn’t immediately comment when contacted by The AP.Every night, the head of French counterintelligence goes to bed asking ‘why not today?’ the French security official said.TOPSHOTS-FRANCE-ATTACKS-PARIS.   At least 129 people were killed in a series of unprecedented terror attacks in Paris on Friday November 13, 2015.Photo: Getty Images

Source: Iraq warned of ISIS threat one day before Paris attacks


Watch “NYメトロポリタンオペラで仏国歌、連続襲撃の犠牲者を追悼 New York’s Met Opera sings French anthem after attacks” on YouTube


Watch “IOAN BOCSA – ANA, ZORILE SE VARSA- video” on YouTube

Watch “Pusca si cureaua lata……..Valeria si Traian Ilea” on YouTube


this pressed: Paris attacks: Syrian refugees in UK screened properly twice – as it happened on Sunday morning, November 15 – Telegraph

May: Syrian refugees in UK screened properly twice. Refugees from Syria coming to the UK will be screened on two levels and the UK is making sure they are checked, the Home Secretary has insisted.Theresa May sought to reassure the public that the UK was working with the UN refugee agency to check against “issues like war crimes and serious criminality”.On the BBC Andrew Marr Show, they said: “We have processes in place and there are two levels of screening that take place.“First of all, we are taking people of course directly from camps. We are working with UNHCR [the UN High Commissioner for Refugees].“UNHCR take biometrics, they look at documents, they interview people. They do their own process of screening against issues like war crimes and serious criminality.“Then there is a further check that is done once people are referred to the UK. The Home Office then undertakes further checks, further biometrics are taken.“We are ensuring that we are checking people who are coming into the UK. And of course, we are taking people directly from camps, and that means we are taking some of the most vulnerable people.”SAS on UK streets?“There are tried and tested arrangements in place to give military support. I don’t comment on the particulars of any deployments that are made. But we have arrangements in place where necessary for the police to have military support,” Mrs May told Marr.British victims could rise?The Home Secretary said the UK was still gathering information on whether more Britons have been killed but were concerned there were others”We believe that [there are] a handful of others of concern, others who have been injured as a result of these terrible incidents that have taken place.“As you can imagine, we want to make sure that we get absolutely the right information before any more information is made public.”

Source: Paris attacks: Syrian refugees in UK screened properly twice – as it happened on Sunday morning, November 15 – Telegraph

historic musical bits: Beethoven Namensfeier Overture in C major, Op.115

Beethoven Namensfeier Overture in C major, Op.115

Daily Prayer Of The Most Holy Rosary (Including The Apostles Creed and Litany of Mary)

Daily Prayer Of The Most Holy Rosary (Including The Apostles Creed and Litany of Mary)

Secrets of Fatima by Mother Angilica

Secrets of Fatima by Mother Angilica

Rosary Luminous – Mother Angelica (Let’s pray for Paris, for peace, for our right to be Christians, for wisdom to understand that we’re praying for)

Rosary Luminous – Mother Angelica



12 Danzas españolas, Op. 5: No. 8 Sardana – Asturiana Alicia de Larrocha

12 Danzas españolas, Op. 5: No. 8 Sardana – Asturiana

AMÁLIA canta ” AVÉ MARIA FADISTA ” de Gabriel de Oliveira e Música: Vianinha

Saint of the Day for Sunday, November 15th, 2015: St. Albert the Great

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St. Albert the Great

Albert the Great was one of the Church’s greatest intellects. He studied at the University of Padua and later taught at Hildesheim, Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Regensburg, and Strasbourg. He then taught at … continue reading

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Forever Music: Sous le ciel de Paris_Edith Piaf

Sous le ciel de Paris_Edith Piaf

today’s holiday: La Quintaine

La Quintaine

St. Leonard, the patron saint of prisoners, is honored each year in the French town of Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat by a ceremony in which 30 men carry the quintaine, a three-foot-high box painted to resemble a prison, to the church to be blessed. Afterward, they mount it on a post and strike it with mallets as they gallop by on horseback. Fragments of the smashed quintaine are said to bring good luck and to make hens lay eggs. More… Discuss

quotation: Of all lies, art is the least untrue. Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)

Of all lies, art is the least untrue.Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Discuss

Petula Clark Downtown. original version

today’s birthday: Petula Clark

Petula Clark
Petula Clark
Pop Singer
#13406Most Popular
November 15, 1932
Epsom, England
83 years old
British pop singer who had a hit with “Downtown” in 1965 and who has worked as an actress and composer.
She wanted to become a star after watching Mary Tudor, but her first jaunt into the spotlight was as a singer in 1939.
Her career started during World War II while she worked as a radio entertainer on BBC Radio.
She married Claude Wolff on June 8, 1961 and they had three children together.
She worked with Anthony Newley on the film Vice Versa.

this day in the yesteryear: Clutter Family Murdered (1959)

Clutter Family Murdered (1959)

In 1959, parolees Richard Hickock and Perry Smith murdered Herbert and Bonnie Clutter and their two children while attempting to rob their Kansas farmhouse. Writer Truman Capote spent the next five years researching the crime and interviewing those involved, including Hickock and Smith, who were hanged for the murders in 1965. Capote’s In Cold Blood was published shortly thereafter and launched the nonfiction novel genre. What famous author traveled to Kansas with Capote? More… Discuss

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

A satellite radio is a digital radio that receives signals broadcast by communications satellites. Since satellite radio operates wherever there is line of sight between the antenna and satellite, the signal spans a much wider geographical range than terrestrial radio. Satellite radio service is subscription-based and can only be accessed through specialized receivers. How many satellites are generally needed to provide service to an entire continent? More… Discuss

word: circuitous


Definition: (adjective) Being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course.
Synonyms: roundabout
Usage: He prided himself on his sense of direction, so Jane refrained from mentioning that the route he had chosen was circuitous and unnecessarily long. Discuss.

Paris attacks: ‘Dangerous’ suspect and brother of Isis attacker hunted by police

Paris attacks: ‘Dangerous’ suspect and brother of Isis attacker hunted by police



Watch “Bob Marley – Don’t worry be Happy” on YouTube


Watch “Leonard Cohen and The Webb Sisters – If it Be Your Will ( Live In London 2009 )- Lyrics” on YouTube


Watch “Anthem – Leonard Cohen” on YouTube

Watch “Leonard Cohen – The Partisan” on YouTube


Watch “Louis Armstrong: St. James Infirmary” on YouTube


Watch “Louis Armstrong – On The Sunny Side Of The Street [with lyrics]” on YouTube


La Prière feat. Louise Lhermitte (George Brassens cover) – SoundCloud

Listen to La Prière feat. Louise Lhermitte (George Brassens cover) by CeeHam #np on #SoundCloud


Watch “La Prière – Georges Brassens (1965)” on YouTube


Watch “Mireille Mathieu singing La Marseillaise (with lyrics)” on YouTube



Watch “OFFICIAL Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole” on YouTube



Watch “What a wonderful world – LOUIS ARMSTRONG.” on YouTube


Watch “John Lennon – Imagine (official video)” on YouTube

It’s never been so relevant as it is these days


Michigan town said to have first majority Muslim city council in US

Michigan town said to have first majority Muslim city council in US



Poorest town in poorest state: segregation is gone but so are the jobs

Poorest town in poorest state: segregation is gone but so are the jobs



Paris: Imagine pianist identified as Davide Martello

Paris: Imagine pianist identified as Davide Martello