MASSIVE ‘CRACK IN THE EARTH’ OPENS UP SUDDENLY IN WYOMING’S BIGHORN MOUNTAINS

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The immense crack, which appears to split a hilltop in half, was discovered by startled backcountry hunters

by BRYAN NELSON | MNN.COM | OCTOBER 30, 2015

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The crack appears like a miniature Grand Canyon up close. (Photo: Randy Becker/Facebook)

A dramatic crack has suddenly formed in the foothills of Wyoming‘s Bighorn Mountains that measures an impressive 750 yards long and 50 yards wide. It was discovered recently by surprised backcountry hunters who travel frequently to the area in search of game.

First reported by SNS Outfitter & Guides, a hunting company, on their Facebook page, the mammoth chasm appeared over the course of just a couple of weeks. It’s an impressive example of just how quickly very large geological events can occur under the right conditions.

“Everyone here is calling it ‘the gash.’ It’s a really incredible sight,” wrote SNS on the group’s Facebook page.

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“An awesome example of how our earth is not as stable as you might think. Awesome forces at work here to move this much dirt!!” added Randy Becker, one of the hunters to stumble upon “the gash.” Becker shared a number of stunning photographs of the crack to his own Facebook page.

A shot taken from a distance and posted at SNS gives some perspective about just how wide and how deep the crack is:

mountain gash “The Gash” seen from a distance. (Photo: SNS Outfitter & Guides/Facebook)

Contrary to some sensational claims swirling about on social media, the crack is not an opening to the underworld or a sign that Yellowstone is about to erupt. The processes that created the crack are not even all that mysterious.

SNS is reporting that an engineer gave a more rational explanation for how the crack formed: “Apparently, a wet spring lubricated across a cap rock. Then, a small spring on either side caused the bottom to slide out. He estimated 15 to 20 million yards of movement.”

Though the speed with which the large crack formed might seem earth-shattering, these kinds of landslides are not that uncommon in the area on a smaller scale. This one just happened to be especially voluminous.

NORWAY: IMMIGRANTS BRUTALLY GANG RAPE 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL, ONE GETS OFF WITH COMMUNITY SERVICE

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by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | OCTOBER 30, 2015

Three African immigrants who brutally raped a 14-year-old girl to the point where she wanted to kill herself were given extremely light sentences by a court in Norway, with one receiving community service and avoiding prison altogether.

The incident happened on the night of July 30 when the three men accosted the girl on a commuter train before also molesting her in a farm house and at an apartment in Oslo.

During her ordeal, the girl was raped both orally and anally before being forced to take drugs. According to reports, the abuse, which lasted for hours, was so horrific that at one point the girl expressed a desire to take her own life to end the suffering.
The girl suffered “severe mental damage” and PTSD as a result of the incident, missed a year of school and is still struggling to deal with what happened.

The three men, 18-year-old Bile Mohamed Elmi, 21-year-old Abdirizak Nur Ali and 21-year-old Mohamed Abdirisak Mohamed, were initially charged with gang rape, which carries a maximum sentence of 21 years.

However, prosecutor Cecilie Schloss Møller insisted there wasn’t enough evidence and the three men were convicted of sexual contact with a child under 16 years of age, which carries a lighter sentence.

As a result, one of the men, Bile Mohamed Elmi received just 344 hours community service “for two counts of sexual intercourse with the girl in a particularly offensive manner.” Mohamed Abdirisak Mohamed received 17 months imprisonment, while Abdirizak Nur Ali received just 10 months imprisonment.

Despite the men’s names being known, some Norwegian news outlets are still refusing to publish them.

The case again underscores the huge rape crisis that has enveloped Scandinavia which has been completely ignored by liberals and feminists because the culprits in many of the cases are immigrants.

In Norway, almost half of all rapes committed in Oslo in 2011 were carried out by individuals of African, Middle Eastern or Asian origin, despite the fact that Muslim immigrants only represent 1.5-2 per cent of the population.

In addition, 100 per cent of aggravated rapes involving physical violence were committed by individuals of African, Middle Eastern or Asian origin.

Leftist political leaders responded to the figures by absolving “traumatized asylum seekers” of blame and instead pointed fingers at police for encouraging “xenophobia and prejudice” merely for reporting the statistics.

The wave of migrants flooding into Europe has stoked fresh concerns about an increase in rape cases. German police have been accused ofcovering up the scandal in order to not legitimize critics of mass immigration.

Meanwhile in Finland, cops have been ordered by the country’s national police board not to publicly identify migrants as criminal suspects over concerns that doing so would encourage a ‘racist’ backlash against the wave of asylum seekers entering Scandinavia.

Hungarian PM blames Soros for fueling refugee crisis in Europe

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The Hungarian Prime Minister has lashed out at billionaire George Soros, criticizing the support he has expressed towards refugees from the Middle East heading to Europe, saying that he undermines stability on the continent.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said that George Soros, an American billionaire and human rights advocate, was responsible for the ongoing refugee crisis. Soros belongs to a group of “activists” that encourages migrants to head to Europe and thus intentionally aggravates the situation, Orban said.

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“His name is perhaps the strongest example of those who support anything that weakens nation states, they support everything that changes the traditional European lifestyle,” Orban said in an interview on public radio station Kossuth, according to Bloomberg. “These activists who support immigrants inadvertently become part of this international human-smuggling network.”

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Orban has also labeled the deal to share the intake of 120,000 refugees among the EU countries “unfair” and“unreasonable”, adding that these measures can lead to a democratic crisis.

“Who authorized Europe’s leaders, or some of its leaders, to conduct this kind of policy? This is a democratic continent,”Orban told Hungarian public radio in an interview, Reuters reported.

“When and who voted for admitting millions of people who entered illegally, and distributing them among EU member states? What’s happening lacks democratic foundations.”

The deal on the disputed refugee quotas was reached at a European Union interior ministers’ meeting in Brussels on September, 22 with Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic voting against them.

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This is not the first time Orban has slammed Soros, who is of Hungarian descent. He is funding several pro-migration non-governmental organizations. In an interview with the Hungarian-language TV2 television network, Orban claimed Soros is“drawing a living from the immigration crises” while Hungary is trying to protect its normal way of life.

Hungary’s decision to close its border to stop the uncontrolled influx of refugees, erect a razor-wire fence and toughen migration laws has been criticized by Brussels and human rights organization, including the ones backed by Soros.

Combat report: Over 1,600 terror targets destroyed in 1 month of Russia’s Syria op

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The Russian Air Force has conducted some 1,400 sorties in Syria since the start of Moscow’s anti-terror operation. They have eliminated more than 1,600 terrorist targets in one month, Russia’s military said.

Among the destroyed targets are 249 command posts, 51 militants’ training camps, 131 ammunition and fuel depots and 786 field bases, Colonel General Andrey Kartapolov of Russia’s General Staff said on Friday.

Twenty-eight of the “most odious” terrorist leaders have been eliminated, the military report said. With the help of Russian airstrikes, the Syrian army managed to free over 50 towns and villages in such provinces as Aleppo, Latakia, Idlib, Homs and Damascus, the General Staff official said, adding that the freed territories make up to around 350 square kilometers (350,000 hectares).

Despite Islamic State’s “considerable losses and mass walkout,” it’s too early to talk about “complete victory” over the terrorists in Syria, Kartapolov stressed, adding the militants are continuing their stand against Syrian government troops in a number of regions. But “all their [terrorists’] efforts of counter attacks have been timely suppressed by the Syrian Army,” the Russian military official said.

In some regions, it is more difficult to defeat the jihadists. Over the years they have turned the areas into powerful organized tactical localities, with a wide network of underground passages and hideouts, Kartapolov said.

Commanders from several militant groups that were part of Al-Nusra Front, have decided to join the ranks of the so-called “moderate opposition,” the General Staff said, adding that in this way they hope “to receive political and financial support from abroad.”

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Trying to stop the decreasing number of fighters, Islamic State is redeploying forces into Syria from Iraq and other neighboring countries, Kartapolov said, adding that this move is now being widely observed in the Aleppo province. To prevent their fighters from deserting, Islamic State also publicly executes the militants who try to flee, the Russian military said.

Kartapolov said that Russia’s Defense Ministry was ready to cooperate with all Syrian forces fighting Islamic State and Al-Nusra Front, including opposition forces such as the Free Syrian Army. “We are ready to interact with patriotic opposition in any format, also within a joint information center in Baghdad,” Kartapolov said, adding “all patriotic forces in Syria should act as a united front” in the face of the international terror threat. “Unfortunately, this [unity] hasn’t happened yet,” he said.

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Over the month of Moscow’s struggle against Islamic State, its efforts have been a target in themselves, with western mainstream media as well as a number of officials attacking Moscow, bombing it with allegations and unconfirmed reports.

Despite the fact that the General Staff immediately and mostly fully informs the public on the actions of the Russian Air Force in Syria, new forgeries appear in the western media almost daily,” Kartapolov said, adding that based on the reports it looks like Russian airstrikes have allegedly destroyed more civilian structures than terrorist-inhabited areas. Such reports lack any proof, the military official added.

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He showed the media a picture of the mosque in Idlib province that was allegedly bombed by Russian aviation, according to some media reports. The photographs taken after the reports had been published, show that the mosque appeared intact.

The Russian Air Force began carrying out airstrikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) targets in Syria on September 30, “in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Commander of the Russian Armed Forces, Vladimir Putin.” The Ministry of Defense has been providing regular combat reports on the mission, the deadline of which is classified.

Due to the increased amount of confirmed intelligence information on IS facilities, the number of Russian fighter jets sorties has considerably risen since the launch of the mission, with more jihadists’ targets hit and destroyed.

A week into the anti-terror mission, Russian Navy joined Russia’s Air Force in the operation, with four Russian warships having launchedmissiles against Islamic State in Syria. The attacks came from Russia’s fleet in the Caspian Sea, which borders Russia, Iran and three other littoral countries; the precision weapons hit all intended targets.

With warplanes of the Russian Air Space Forces having destroyed units of military equipment, communication centers, arms and fuel depots belonging to IS terrorists, as well as plants producing explosives, field camps and bases, militants have lostmost” of their ammunition, heavy vehicles and equipment, the Defense Ministry said. Growing numbers of jihadists appeared to have become discontent with their command and reportedly deserted IS ranks.

READ MORE: Demoralized ISIS militants deserting en masse amid Russian airstrikes – Defense Ministry

During the ongoing operation in Syria, with the Russian military providing air support to Syrian Army troops, Syrian President Bashar Assad visited Moscow and held talks with Vladimir Putin. Before Moscow launched its operation in the Middle Eastern country, Syrian government had asked for Russia’s help, which became the legal ground for sending troops to Syria.

UPDATE: American commandos to Syria…

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BY GREG JAFFE

President Obama is sending a small number of Special Operations forces to northern Syria, marking the first full-time deployment of U.S. troops to the chaotic country.

The mission marks a major shift for Obama, whose determination to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has been balanced by an abiding worry that U.S. troops not be pulled too deeply into the in­trac­table Syrian conflict.

The latest deployment will involve fewer than 50 Special Operations advisers who will work with resistance forces battling the Islamic State in northern Syria but will not engage in direct combat, Obama administration officials said.

“This is an intensification of a strategy that the president announced more than a year ago,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.

The move, which the president’s national security team recommended late last week, reflects Obama’s growing dissatisfaction with the halting progress in Iraq and Syria and his commanders’ sense that the Islamic State has significant vulnerabilities that can be exploited.

The troops’ main focus will be advising Syrian Arab and Kurdish forces who have fought to within 30 miles of Raqqa, the Islamic State’s de facto capital, and are expected to attack the city in the near future.

The push against Raqqa, if it yields results, would mark a major victory for the forces battling the Islamic State.

The U.S. forces, even though they are focused on advising U.S. allies and not direct combat, still face real threat. “This is a dangerous place on the globe and they are at risk,” Earnest said. “There is no denying it.” The deployment, like the recent commitment to keep 5,500 troops in Afghanistan after 2016, would be essentially open-ended, he said.

The introduction of American advisers follows Russia’s stepped-up involvement in the war in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the beginning of a hastily convened meeting of diplomats in Vienna on Thursday to discuss ways to end the increasingly bloody conflict.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he has ordered his country’s military to strike Islamic State forces, but White House officials said that the Russians are indiscriminately targeting all rebel forces arrayed against the regime. Russia’s military actions on behalf of the Assad regime have complicated U.S. efforts to help rebels in northern Syria, where U.S. officials are worried that the forces they are backing in the north will feel compelled to shift their focus from battling the Islamic State to helping their beleaguered allies fight Assad.

The Russian operations have, in particular, sapped momentum from a push by Syria Arab fighters to drive the Islamic State from a 60-mile-long stretch of the border between Syria and Turkey, U.S. officials said. In the past few weeks, American airstrikes in Syria have dropped off dramatically, prompting concern from local fighters allied with the Americans.

The recent deployment of Special Operations forces along with new American warplanes headed to Turkey suggest that the airstrikes will soon intensify. The White House plans to send A-10 ground attack planes and F-15 fighter jets to Incirlik air base in Turkey, where they will be able to support ground operations against the Islamic State. The heavily armored A-10s, which fly low and slow over the battlefield, are built to back ground troops engaged in combat.

The new deployment of ground troops and planes drew a mixed reaction from Democrats who worried about the deepening American involvement in the war and Republicans who said that the small U.S. force was insufficient and disconnected from a broader, coherent strategy.

“These steps may prove to be too little too late,” said Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. “I do not see a strategy for success, rather it seems the administration is trying to avoid a disaster while the President runs out the clock.”

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called the latest moves “yet another insufficient step in the Obama Administration’s policy of gradual escalation.”

Obama first asked for a broader set of options in Iraq and Syria in July when he visited the Pentagon. That meeting came two months after Iraqi Army troops were driven from the Iraqi city of Ramadi by a much smaller Islamic State force.

Earlier this week Carter said the administration’s new plan for Iraq and Syria would focus on aiding the slow-moving Iraqi Army assault on Ramadi, the military operations around Raqqa in Syria and more raids on Islamic State leaders in both countries.

Obama also spoke Friday with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to outline U.S. plans to intensify support for the Ramadi operation and an increase in raids aimed at the Islamic State leadership in the country.

Administration officials said that the U.S. and Iraqi governments are working on plans to establish a joint Special Operations task force to target Islamic State leaders and their network. The raids would be conducted with the backing of U.S. Special Operations forces backed with U.S. supplied intelligence.

The move was foreshadowed earlier this week by Carter who told lawmakers that the military’s elite counterterrorism forces would increase the pace of raids like the one in northern Iraq that freed as many as 70 prisoners being held by the Islamic State and resulted in the death of Army Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler.

More costly and ambitious measures in Syria, such as no-fly zones or buffer zones that would require tens of thousands of ground troops, did not receive the backing of Obama’s top policy advisers and weren’t among the options forwarded to the president. Many Republicans and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, have said that they favor a no-fly zone in Syria.

Even as the White House announced the measures in Iraq and Syria, senior administration officials downplayed hopes that the additional forces would fundamentally change the circumstances in either country. “The president has been quite clear that there is no military solution to the problems that are plagueing Iraq and Syria,” Earnest said. “There is a diplomatic one.”

Black Lives Matter protesters interrupt Hillary rally

by BRADFORD RICHARDSON

Protesters with the Black Lives Matters movement interrupted a Hillary Clinton rally in Atlanta on Friday, where she planned to unveil her criminal justice reform plan.

Members of the civil rights group in the crowd chanted “Black Lives Matters” and sang hymns throughout her speech.

“Yes, yes they do,” Clinton said, trying to placate the group. “And I’m going to talk a lot about that in a minute.”

“Now my friends, I am going to get to some very important points that actually prove that black lives do matter and we have to take action together,” she added. “And I hope that we’ll have a chance to talk more as I have been meeting with activists from the Black Lives Matter movement.”

Clinton pleaded with the group to listen to her policy proposals.

“Now, ladies and gentlemen, I have some — I have some issues to discuss and some proposals to make,” she said. “If our friends will allow me to do it, they may actually find them to their liking.”

Clinton supporters tried to drown out the protesters with chants of “Hillary!” and “Let her talk!”
The Democratic front-runner ignored the protests and tried to continue with her speech for several minutes.

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed went up on stage in a show of support to Clinton.

“Thank you all very much, I really appreciate it, and I appreciate the congressman and the mayor having my back,” Clinton said.

The protesters were eventually removed from the rally.

“So, I’m sorry, you know, I appreciate their passion, but I’m sorry they didn’t listen, because some of what they’ve been demanding, I am offering and intend to fight for as president,” she said.

Clinton was announcing her criminal justice reform plan, which includes a call to end racial profiling in law enforcement.

“Let’s remember that everyone in every community benefits when there is respect for the law, and when everyone in every community is respected by the law,” she said.

Her plan comes several weeks after she met with leaders from the Black Lives Matter movement.

The movement has interrupted political speeches from presidential candidates to draw attention to their cause.

This story was updated at 4:28 p.m.

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hans up don shot #blaklivezmater wes dindu nuffin dawg dem evil honkie crackaz be outta get us n sheeeeit

Niggas acting out fuck BLM don’t these people have jobs

Black Morons Movement

The politics of envy and promises of government largesse paid for by taxpayers, is an easy sell to the lazy and the poorly informed who make up her base.

Senate sneaks in during dead of night to pass controversial budget bill…

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144-page bill amounts to $558 million in new spending per page

BY STEPHEN DINAN

Senate Republicans managed to wrangle enough of their troops to overcome a filibuster early Friday morning and pass the new budget deal, granting President Obama yet another debt holiday, busting the budget caps and boosting spending some $80 billion over the next two years.

Democrats, who are far more thrilled with the deal, did the heavy lifting, providing most of the votes as they won some $40 billion in new domestic spending in 2016 and 2017. They also forced the GOP to retreat on the hard-fought 2011 budget agreement that had helped bring deficits back under control.

Conservative Republicans were irate at their leaders and at defense hawks within the GOP who forced the deal by saying it was worth busting the caps in order to get the Pentagon more money at a time when the U.S. is fighting the war on terror.

“This deal represents the worst of Washington culture,” said Rep. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican and presidential candidate who’d vowed to lead the filibuster, but who saw his efforts fall short to what he called an “unholy compromise between right and left.”

The bill cleared on a 64-35 vote, with just 18 Republicans joining all Democrats in backing the bill.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks with the media during the opening of a Rand Paul campaign office in Las Vegas, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)  ** FILE **

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President Obama said the deal will “break the cycle of shutdowns and manufactured crises” that he and Congress have been through the last few years.

“This agreement will strengthen the middle class by investing in education, job training and basic research. It will keep us safe by investing in our national security,” he said.

Mr. Obama also said those hikes came without any major cuts to entitlement programs, which Republicans had sought.

The debt deal had already cleared the House on Wednesday, as part of a rush by Republican leaders to get it done as quickly as possible, leaving little time for scrutiny. The 144-page deal was written late Monday, and the final Senate vote came at 3 a.m. Friday, meaning it was sped through in less than 100 hours.

That works out to more than $1 billion in new spending for every hour the bill was available, or some $558 million a page.

The debt increase, meanwhile, amounts to far more. Judging by recent borrowing, the 16-month debt holiday would work out to more than $1 trillion in new borrowing — or $13 billion for each hour Congress considered the bill.

Friday morning’s votes split the Republican presidential candidates, with Mr. Paul and Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz opposing it and Sen. Lindsey Graham, a prominent war hawk, backing it.

Sen. Bernard Sanders, a Vermont independent who’s running for Democrats’ nomination, also voted for it.

After the vote, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said the GOP candidates who opposed the debt hike had shown they weren’t up to winning the White House.

“Raising the debt limit and passing a budget are non-negotiable responsibilities of our leadership,” she said. “Our constituents elect us to be their voice and their vote, not to play politics for political gain. There is nothing presidential about failing to pay your bills and jeopardizing our standing in the world economy.