Leaked Document Shows Soros Spent $650K To Influence Pope Francis On ‘Economic And Racial Justice Issues’

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Recently leaked documents reveal that billionaire globalist investor and business magnate George Soros, paid $650,000 in order to gain influence on Pope Francis, to press for ‘economic and racial justice issues.’

(Daily Caller) – George Soros’s Open Society Foundations spent $650,000 in an effort to influence Pope Francis during his visit to the United States, a leaked document reveals.

The document is an agenda for a May 2015 New York meeting of the U.S programs division of the Open Society Foundations. It states that it had allocated $650,000 for a grant related to Pope Francis’ September 2015 visit to the United States. The group DC Leaks has released over 2,000 documents from groups associated with Soros.

“In order to seize this moment, we will support PICO’s organizing activities to engage the Pope on economic and racial justice issues, including using the influence of Cardinal Rodriguez, the Pope’s senior advisor, and sending a…

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‘Voices under the rubble’ after quake hits Italy; at least 50 dead

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On early Wednesday morning, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck in Italy at a shallow depth, killing at least thirty-eight people as of writing this article. This is developing and rescue workers are searching for survivors, the death toll is expected to rise.

(Reuters) – A powerful earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns in central Italy on Wednesday, trapping residents under piles of rubble, killing at least 38 people and leaving thousands homeless.

The quake struck in the early hours of the morning when most residents were asleep, razing homes and buckling roads in a cluster of communities some 140 km (85 miles) east of Rome.

A family of four, including two boys aged 8 months and 9 years, were buried when their house in Accumoli imploded.

As rescue workers carried away the body of the infant, carefully covered by a small blanket, the children’s grandmother blamed God: “He…

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Nigel Farage And Donald Trump ‘To Appear On Stage Together’

According to reports, United Kingdom politician Nigel Farage will reportedly join the United States Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at his presidential campaign rally on Wednesday evening.

(Sky News) – Nigel Farage has told Sky News he will appear on stage with Donald Trump in the US tonight to discuss “The Brexit Story”.

The Republican presidential nominee is due to campaign on Wednesday evening in Jackson, Mississippi, and the former UKIP leader is also said to be in the southern US state.

Trump campaign spokesperson Hope Hicks told Sky News she would “highly doubt” such a joint appearance.

She added that she knows nothing about it and “they don’t know each other”.

Mr Trump caused a stir last week with a cryptic tweet in which he said: “They will soon be calling me MR BREXIT!”

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According to reports, United Kingdom politician Nigel Farage will reportedly join the United States Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at his presidential campaign rally on Wednesday evening.

(Sky News) – Nigel Farage has told Sky News he will appear on stage with Donald Trump in the US tonight to discuss “The Brexit Story”.

The Republican presidential nominee is due to campaign on Wednesday evening in Jackson, Mississippi, and the former UKIP leader is also said to be in the southern US state.

Trump campaign spokesperson Hope Hicks told Sky News she would “highly doubt” such a joint appearance.

She added that she knows nothing about it and “they don’t know each other”.

Mr Trump caused a stir last week with a cryptic tweet in which he said: “They will soon be calling me MR BREXIT!” READ MORE

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Quimby family donates 87,000 acres to U.S. government

Quimby, co-founder of Burt’s Bees

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On Tuesday, 13 deeds gave the 87,563 acres from Elliotsville Plantation, Inc. to what was listed simply as “The United States of America”

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China’s Covert Weapons Procurement Revealed in Florida Case

China’s government covertly tried to obtain advanced U.S. fighter jet engines and a Reaper drone in a high-technology spying operation uncovered by federal authorities in Florida.A Chinese-born woman, Wenxia Man, was sentenced to 50 months in prison on Friday following her conviction for conspiracy to export restricted American defense articles, namely engines for F-35, F-22, and F-16 jets, and the Reaper, a front-line unmanned aerial vehicle used by the military and intelligence agencies.Court papers in the case stated that Man, a naturalized U.S. citizen residing in California who is also known as Wency Man, worked with a Chinese government procurement agent, Xinsheng Zhang, in trying to purchase the military items. The Chinese planned to reverse-engineer the U.S. military goods to avoid the costs and time required for indigenous development. Zhang operated from China and remains out of reach of prosecutors.Michael Walleisa, assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, asked the judge to impose the maximum sentence of 78 months for the weapons conspiracy conviction.“There is hardly a more serious case than a case such as this that involves some of our most sophisticated fighter jet engines and unmanned weaponized aerial drones,” Walleisa said in a sentencing memorandum.“The potential for harm to the safety of our fighter pilots, military personnel, and national security which would occur had the defendant been successful is immeasurable, particularly where, as here the clear intent of the co-conspirators was to enable the People’s Republic of China to reverse engineer the defense articles and manufacture fighter jets and UAV’s.”The conspiracy revealed that China was seeking to “increase its military capabilities and might to the potential detriment of the United States,” Walleisa said.The U.S. government imposed an arms embargo on China in 1990 following the Chinese military’s massacre of unarmed pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square a year earlier.Between 2011 and 2013, Man and Zhang worked together to solicit three sets of General Electric and Pratt and Whitney turbofan engines for the F-35, F-22, and F-16 jets, as well as a General Atomics Reaper drone and technical details of the equipment. The Chinese were prepared to pay $50 million for the embargoed items.Authorities launched an investigation of the case after Man contacted a defense industry source who alerted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations unit in Miami. The Pentagon’s Defense Criminal Investigative Service also investigated the case.Man used a company called AFM Microelectronics, Inc. in trying to buy the military equipment. She disclosed to an undercover federal agent in 2012 that the jet engines were meant for the Chinese government and that she knew it was illegal to export them, according to court papers.China is engaged in a major military buildup that includes two new advanced stealth jet fighters that U.S. intelligence agencies say benefitted from stolen American aircraft technology.The attempt to buy embargoed jet fighter engines highlights what military analysts say is China’s major technology shortfall—its inability to manufacture high-quality jet engines. Turbofan engines require extremely precise machine work and parts because of the high speeds of their spinning engine fans.Zhang was described by the government in court papers as a “technology spy” working for China’s military-industrial complex. The Chinese government buys arms and military technology from Russia and other states “so that China can obtain sophisticated technology without having to conduct its own research,” the indictment in the case states.The name of the Chinese entity was not disclosed. China’s government defense industry group is SASTIND, an acronym for State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense.Zhang sought to buy the operating system and aircraft control system for the MQ-9 Reaper as well as the unmanned aerial vehicle itself and the technical design data for the aircraft. The drone sought was an armed version capable of firing Hellfire missiles.Man, 45, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to export defense goods with a license.At sentencing on Friday, U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom told the court that Man hoped to get a $1 million commission on the illegal export and that she wanted to help China compete with the United States militarily.“I’m innocent,” Man told the judge, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper reported. “This is my country, too.” She plans to appeal the conviction that was reached after a jury trial in June.Michael Pillsbury, a China specialist at the Hudson Institute, said the Man case highlights China’s large-scale technology theft program.“The scope and the ambition of their technology intelligence collection is breathtaking,” said Pillsbury. “They’re not after petty secrets.”The Man case is similar to an earlier Chin

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August 23, 2016

the STATE of Franklin (North Carolina) – Interesting read about NC history

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Today is August 23rd, 2016 and on this day in history in 1784, four counties in western North Carolina declare their independence as the state of Franklin.

(History) – The previous April, the state of North Carolina had ceded its western land claims between the Allegheny Mountains and the Mississippi River to the United States Congress. The settlers in this area, known as the Cumberland River Valley, had formed their own independent government from 1772 to 1777 and were concerned that Congress would sell the territory to Spain or France as a means of paying off some of the government’s war debt. As a result, North Carolina retracted its cession and began to organize an administration for the territory.

Simultaneously, representatives from Washington, Sullivan, Spencer (modern-day Hawkins) and Greene counties declared their independence from North Carolina. The following May, the counties petitioned for statehood as “Frankland” to the United States…

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