How environmental crime became an EU security priority for 2018-21


The next goal for conservation NGOs is to ensure the EU’s raw ivory export ban is actually implemented. An EU public consultation on ivory is expected soon. [USFWS Mountain-Prairie / Flickr]

euractive_In May 2017, EU justice ministers decided that environmental crimes – including wildlife trafficking and waste crimes – would be one of the EU’s ten priorities for the fight against serious and organised crime during the 2018-21 policy cycle. Catherine Bearder evokes how this decision came to being.

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MISO: How 4 Green Berets Took Down Joseph Kony’s Army With Tailored Messages

To Inform is to Influence

OCTOBER 17, 2017

For six years, a U.S. Special Forces team waged psychological warfare against a murderous warlord. Here’s how they won.

In 2011, the Obama administration had a big problem. A violent rebel group called the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, led by warlord Joseph Kony, was terrorizing portions of South Sudan, the Congo, the Central African Republic, and particularly Uganda. Kony had kidnapped more than 60 children, many of whom he had pressed into service as fighters. The administration was seeing rising public concern…and there was an election coming.

Like previous administrations, they turned to a small team of elite soldiers that (they hoped) could tackle the problem quietly, in a way that could minimize the overt U.S. presence and keep costs down: the U.S. Army’s Special Forces.

As part of a broader Special Forces effort, experts in Military Information Support Operations, or MISO, undertook…

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Why US billionaires don’t destroy Israel Lobby?

Rehmat's World

On October 14, 2017, former CIA officer Robert David Steele penned an article, entitled, From Las Vegas to Iran, Zionist appear to rule USA – Can we purge them?.

Steele claims that America’s freedom of speech and foreign policy is controlled by “Israel-Firsters”; it’s a crime to criticize Israel, Jewish power and Holocaust. He also claims that America’s so-called “enemies” such as Iran, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, China and Russia, are creations of Israel lobbyists to destroy Israel’s perceived enemies.

The contents of the article are no news to me as there are dozens of people who have claimed that America’ Jewish Lobby controls US Senate, Congress, CIA, FBI, Judiciary, mainstream media, etc. In fact, United States has long been reduced to an Israeli colony since 1960s (here,here,here,here,here).

Yesterday, I came across an article which claims that it’s possible…

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Intelligent people more at risk of mental illness, study finds

Peace and Freedom

Study surveys 3,715 members of American Mensa with an IQ higher than 130

By Henry Austin

The Independent

The stereotype of a tortured genius may have a basis in reality after a new study found that people with higher IQs are more at risk of developing mental illness.

A team of US researchers surveyed 3,715 members of American Mensa with an IQ higher than 130. An “average IQ score” or “normal IQ score” can be defined as a score between 85 and 115.

The team asked the Mensa members to report whether they had been diagnoses with mental illnesses, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

They were also asked to report mood and anxiety disorders, or whether the suspected they suffered from any mental illnesses that had yet to be diagnosed, as well as physiological diseases, like food allergies and asthma.

After comparing this with…

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Hallowed Be Thy Name: Part 2 – El Elyon

Fellowship of the Minds

George Washington praying at Valley Forge

He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake. So how much do we know about His Name? 

This second post is about the next Old Testament name of God:

#2 – El Elyon

The Most High God

Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament El Elyon occurs 28 times. It occurs 19 times in Psalms. El Elyon is first used in Gen 14:18:

“Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High(El Elyon)”

Meaning and Derivation: El Elyon expresses the extreme sovereignty and majesty of God and His highest preeminence. This name can be translated as “the most exalted God.”(Psa 57:2):

“I cry out to God Most High, to God,
who vindicates me.”

Our Father who art in Heaven,
hallowed be thy Name (El Elyon)

The descriptive covenant…

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Just in time for Halloween: a sex-offenders map of your city

Fellowship of the Minds

All 50 states in America, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, have Megan’s Law web sites containing information on sex offenders.

Those web sites enable you to look up a map of your city (or search by your zip code, your street address, or the sex offender’s name), which shows the locations of registered sex-offenders.

When you click on a location, it’ll show that sex offender’s name, address, height, weight, date of birth, charge(s) and other information.

As an example, I went on the California Megan’s Law Website and searched for the sex offenders map for Long Beach, CA — home of the Long Beach Public Library that invited a frightening-looking horned-demon drag queen to read to little children.

The map shows there are 813 registered sex offenders in Long Beach. I clicked on one of the locations, showing the name and other information of a…

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