(FoxNews) Pope Francis used his first Easter Sunday Mass as pontiff to make a world peace plea, saying that conflicts have lasted too long in Syria, in addition to urging unity in Africa and the Korean peninsula.
Before a crowd of 250,000 in St. Peter’s Square, he also denounced warfare and terrorism across the world, and decried a greedy affluent world looking for `’easy gain.”
“And so we ask the risen Jesus, who turns death into life, to change hatred into love, vengeance into forgiveness, war into peace,” Pope Francis said. “Peace for the Middle East, and particularly between Israelis and Palestinians, who struggle to find the road of agreement, that they may willingly and courageously resume negotiations to end a conflict that has lasted all too long. Peace in Iraq, that every act of violence may end, and above all for dear Syria, for its people torn by conflict and for the many refugees who await help and comfort. How much blood has been shed! And how much suffering must there still be before a political solution to the crisis will be found?”
(FoxNews.com) The cover page of a report, obtained by FoxNews.com and purportedly presented to the FBI, alleging that confidential Defense Department missile secrets were leaked to foreign countries.
A four-year FBI investigation into the transfer of classified weapons technology to China and other countries from NASA’s Ames Research Center is being stonewalled by government officials, sources tell FoxNews.com.
Documents obtained by FoxNews.com, which summarize these and other allegations and were given to congressional sources last week by a whistle-blower, described how a “secret grand jury” was to be convened in February 2011 to hear testimony from informants in the case, including a senior NASA engineer. But federal prosecutor Gary Fry was removed from the case, which was then transferred from one office in the Northern District of California to another where, according to the documents, “this case now appears to be stalled.”
“The information is staggering,” the whistle-blower told FoxNews.com.
A new Gallup poll shows more and more Americans identifying as pro-life.
Exactly 50 percent express pro-life beliefs, while the number claiming to be pro-abortion has dropped to 41 percent — a record since Gallup began sampling public opinion on the issue in 1995.
“It’s the first time I believe since Roe v. Wade that we’ve seen that kind of spread — and it’s something that we can be deeply grateful for,” says Rob Schwarzwalder of the Family Research Council.
Marilyn Musgrave (former Colorado congresswoman)Marilyn Musgrave, vice president of government affairs for the Susan B. Anthony List, says Americans now understand the definition of pro-choice.
Amidst a firestorm of threats against liberty from both sides of the aisle in Washington with such proposals as SOPA and PIPA along with the recently signed ACTA by the President which is far worse than either of the previous bills mentioned, we now are being warned by those in the know, mainly General Keith Alexander (NSA), that the infamous group Anonymous may soon take down the US power grid.
Alexander hasn’t come out and said they have the capability just yet, he does there is an emerging ability by cyber attackers to disable or even damage networks. We already have seen the governments complete and utter inability to stop Anonymous from shutting down such websites as cia.gov, the US Department of Justice, FBI, Motion Picture Association of America and a handful of others in previous weeks in response to the shutdown of several online file sharing companies. (FrontPorchPolitics.com)
A powerful M9-class solar storm that unleashed a coronal mass ejection toward Earth in the early hours of Jan. 23, 2012 (GMT).CREDIT: NASA/SDO/SOHO
An immense blast of plasma spewed late Sunday night from the sun led to the strongest radiation storm bombarding our planet since 2005, and a rare warning from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency — and even a plan to redirect certain high-flying airplanes. It could also affect navigation and the power grid.
NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center — the nation’s official source of warnings about space weather and its impact on Earth — issued a watch for a geomagnetic storm expected to hit our planet Tuesday morning after a satellite witnessed an ultraviolet flash from the massive solar eruption, according to Spaceweather.com. (FoxNews.com)