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January 7, 2012

Belarusian gov’t tightens its control over Internet.


Eastern Orthodox 80%, Catholic 14%

Under rules introduced by president Lukashenko in 2010, Internet users going online in an Internet cafe or using a shared connection have to identify themselves and a record is to be kept of each user’s surfing history.

Authorities also have drawn up a list of Web sites that employees of state-run companies and organizations, as well as cultural and educational institutions, are forbidden to visit. The list includes Web sites belonging to leading opposition groups.

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April 26, 2011

FYI – The United Nations, The International Baccalaureate, and Pantheism.


One would suppose the UN would be committed to cultural and religious diversity, eschewing the establishment of a global religion, given the fact it has representatives from countries around the world. But as it turns out, the UN has long had an interest in a global government and universal religion.
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April 22, 2011

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April 19, 2011

Bulgaria: Religious Freedom.


U.S Department of State
International Religious Freedom Report 2010

The constitution ( Bulgarian ) provides for freedom of religion, and other laws and policies contributed to the generally free practice of religion. However, the constitution designates Eastern Orthodox Christianity as the “traditional” religion, exempting it from having to register in court as required for all other religious groups.

The government generally respected the religious freedom of registered religious groups. There were some concerns

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February 13, 2011

FYI – USGS Release: 3 to 4.3 Billion Barrels of Technically Recoverable Oil Assessed in North Dakota and Montana’s Bakken Formation—25 Times More Than 1995 Estimate— (4/10/2008 2:25:36 PM)

USGS Release: 3 to 4.3 Billion Barrels of Technically Recoverable Oil Assessed in North Dakota and Montana’s Bakken Formation—25 Times More Than 1995 Estimate— (4/10/2008 2:25:36 PM).


February 11, 2011

At special ceremony, UN pays tribute to victims of Holocaust.


10 February 2011 – The United Nations held a special ceremony today to pay homage to the six million Jews and countless others slaughtered in the Nazi death camps of the Second World War, stressing that the drive to prevent a repetition of such horror was one of the reasons the Organization was founded.
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February 11, 2011

RUSSIA: banned publications, 17 hearings already, more to come.


“We only found out about this when it was announced on the Ministry’s website,” Jehovah’s Witnesses said.

Jwitness.wordpress.comMartynov said that the total number of items published by the Jehovah’s Witnesses on the Federal List is now 52.

Jehovah’s Witness meetings are frequently raided by the Police and Federal Security Service (FSB).

The criminalisation of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ publications in Russia also increased in 2011

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February 10, 2011

What makes up the price of U.S. gasoline?


But just how much does the price of crude impact U.S. gasoline prices? In November 2010, when the average retail gasoline price was $2.86 a gallon, crude oil accounted for 71 percent of that price.
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February 10, 2011

2,000 year-old intact carving of Cupid found in Jerusalem.


Archeological excavation yields intact onyx carving; announcement made ahead of annual City of David Archeology Conference.
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February 10, 2011

Corte se pronuncia sobre caso de testigos de Jehová en P.Rico


SAN JUAN — Una corte federal de apelaciones ordenó que las urbanizaciones cerradas en Puerto Rico permitan la entrada de los testigos de Jehová para difundir su mensaje y ejercer su libertad de expresión.
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February 10, 2011

FYI – Wheat Hoarding Likely to Be `Widespread,’ Prompting Price Gains, UN Says.


Global wheat harvests may trail demand for a second year, spurring hoarding and further price gains, said the United Nations.
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February 10, 2011

FYI – UZBEKISTAN: “It’s our secret”.


Area: 447,400 sq. km., Religions: Muslim, Orthodox

Uzbekistan continues to punish religious activity without state permission, as well as restrict the freedom of religion or belief of those in permitted registered organisations, Forum 18 News Service notes.
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February 10, 2011

Prague : Malach, le messager de tous les génocides.


Smok travaille avec la Fondation de la Shoah à l’Université de Californie, qui a enregistré 52 000 interviews de survivants des camps de concentration, en particuliers des témoignages juifs, roumains, d’homosexuels allemands, de Témoins de Jehova et d’autres, depuis les années 1990.
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February 10, 2011

Christian group wins constitutional challenge in Puerto Rico.


A federal appeals court in Boston ruled Monday that a Puerto Rican law intended to keep neighborhoods safe from crime has been used to interfere in the rights of free speech of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
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February 10, 2011

FYI – New test predicts heart bypass death risk.


About 40,000 coronary bypass surgeries are performed each year in Canada to prevent lethal heart attacks and strokes.
Ironically, for many patients, the operation can hasten them.
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February 9, 2011

Local Jehovah’s Witnesses engage in worldwide volunteer work.


According to the “2011 Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses,” in 2010, 7.5 million Witnesses worldwide voluntarily spent 1.6 billion hours preaching and conducting 8 million Bible studies throughout 236 lands.
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February 9, 2011

Now in Russia.


Early on the morning of February 8, 2011, in the city of Chita, groups of officers from the Center for Counteracting Extremism accompanied by investigators searched several homes of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
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February 9, 2011

A real “Quickbuild” in 3:11 minutes.




February 9, 2011

Brave New World – France sees first ‘saviour sibling.

Posted at Stuff of Interest to JWs


Doctors in France on Monday announced the country’s first birth of a “saviour sibling,” selected at the embryonic stage to be a close genetic match to save a brother or sister suffering from a fatal inherited disorder.
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February 9, 2011

Rockville’s Jehovah’s Witness church looking to expand. (Chinese)


Church leaders have submitted a preliminary application to demolish two of its buildings and construct a 4,500-square-foot church, or kingdom hall, with a 20-space parking lot. The building would stand next to the current kingdom hall, at 624 Maryland Ave.
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