In the News – 22nd August 2016

IN THE NEWS Links to interesting articles elsewhere Turkish wedding attack: Suicide bomber was 12–14 years old, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says August 22, 2016 A suicide bomber aged as young as 12 killed at least 51 people at a wedding in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says, pointing the finger at the Islamic State group. — ABC News Australia Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Continue Reading

In the News – 30th May 2016

IN THE NEWS Links to interesting articles elsewhere A First Look at America’s Supergun May 30, 2016 The weapon is called a railgun and requires neither gunpowder nor explosive. It is powered by electromagnetic rails that accelerate a hardened projectile to staggering velocity—a battlefield meteorite with the power to one day transform military strategy, say supporters, and keep the U.S. ahead of advancing Continue Reading

In the News – 22nd May 2016

IN THE NEWS Links to interesting articles elsewhere Freed From the Islamic State, But Far From Free May 22, 2016 During her 19 months of captivity under the Islamic State, Nofa Mahlo, a 37-year-old Yazidi woman from Baa’j, lived each day not knowing what the next would bring. Her imprisonment in crowded, underground prisons had turned her skin a pale white. She’d been separated from her children and made to Continue Reading

In The News – 9th May 2016

IN THE NEWS Links to interesting articles elsewhere Shadi Jabar: How Australian ISIS Recruiter Lured Other Brides to Syria May 8, 2016 From holy war to hijab fashion tips, the bizarre life of top Australian ISIS recruiter Shadi Jabar has been revealed after she was killed in a coalition air strike in Syria. The Sunday Telegraph has revealed the Sydney woman was a chief Islamic State recruiter, who along Continue Reading

In The News – 1st May 2016

IN THE NEWS Links to interesting articles elsewhere China Blocks US Navy Aircraft Carrier from Hong Kong Port May 1, 2016 China blocked a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier from arriving at a port in Hong Kong as tensions ratcheted up over disputed islands in the South China Sea, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed Friday. The USS John C. Stennis and escort ships had planned to visit the port next week, Stars & Continue Reading

In The News – 25th April 2016

IN THE NEWS Links to interesting articles elsewhere The World’s Newest Major Religion: No Religion April 22, 2016 The religiously unaffiliated, called “nones,” are growing significantly. They’re the second largest religious group in North America and most of Europe. In the United States, nones make up almost a quarter of the population. In the past decade, U.S. nones have overtaken Catholics, mainline Continue Reading

Your Money or Your Life

Your Money or Your Life from the April 25, 2016 eNews issue Jigsaw’s ransom note (Image: Trend Micro) See, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. So be as cunning as serpents and as innocent as doves. — Matthew 10:16, (ISV) Your personal computer is under a greater threat than ever before. Your Machine Could Catch a Cold Since you are reading this article, you have at least a measure of computer literacy. Continue Reading

A Black Horse

  A Black Horse from the April 18, 2016 eNews issue When the lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Go!” I looked, and there was a black horse! Its rider held a scale in his hand. — Revelation 6:5 (ISV) Sometimes catastrophes are of man’s own doing. The Black Horse of the Apocalypse describes the plagues of famine and hyperinflation.… The major causes of starvation on this planet Continue Reading

A Matter of Discernment

A Matter of Discernment from the April 18, 2016 eNews issue Whoever is wise, let him understand these things. Whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right: the righteous follow his example, but the rebellious stumble in them. — Hosea 14:9 (ISV) Discernment goes beyond finding the truth in the Bible. Discernment Discernment has been defined as “drawing a contrast between truth and Continue Reading

Game of Terror

Game of Terror from the April 04, 2016 eNews issue (Photo: Coince) Theory of Game Theory Game Theory is defined as follows: The analysis of a situation involving conflicting interests (as in business or military strategy) in terms of gains and losses among opposing players. Game theory was made popular by Nobel Prize winner John Nash. While Nash is known mainly for his battle with mental illness through the Continue Reading