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Study: Prayer Improves Self-Control
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studies have found that when people try hard to control their thoughts
and emotions, the buildup of emotion can result in aggressive outbursts
or in binge eating or drinking, the Daily Mail reported. But the new
study by German psychologists at Saarland University and the University
of Mannheim found that prayer reduces those chances.   
KOBI: Earthquake Strikes Off Oregon Coast
It wasn’t very noticeable but a Magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck off about 133 miles southwest of Gold Beach Saturday evening.
The quake struck at a depth of 6.8 miles, so no tsunami warning was issued.  
India’s Mars mission enters second stage; outpaces space rival China
India’s
first mission to Mars left Earth’s orbit early on Sunday, clearing a
critical hurdle in its journey to the red planet and overtaking the
efforts in space of rival Asian giant China.  
Iran to reassert authority at OPEC after nuclear deal
Emboldened
by its nuclear deal with the West, Iranian oil negotiators led again by
industry veteran Zanganeh, will seek to reassert Tehran’s authority in
the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries at a Wednesday
meeting.
Western sanctions imposed in 2012 on Iran for its nuclear program have
cost it dearly, losing it billions of dollars in oil revenues and market
share in OPEC – largely to its main regional political rival Saudi
Arabia, and neighbor Iraq.   
‘Saudis, Israelis developing new ‘super Stuxnet’ against Iran nuclear program’
The source noted that one of the major methods discussed was “the production of a malware worse than…Stuxnet.”  
CHANCE OF STORMS:
NOAA
forecasters estimate a 25% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Dec.
2nd when a CME might deliver a glancing blow to Earth’s magnetic field.
High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras. 
 
Radioactive Japanese wave nears U.S.
In
the wake of the deadly tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 and severely
damaged a nuclear reactor, Japanese officials say the levels of
radiation are safe for everyone outside the reactor area itself. But as
radioactive water from the plant nears the West Coast of North America —
the water is expected to hit in 2014 — can we be sure it’s safe?   
EPA Engaging in Backdoor Gun Control
as
a former combat commander, I have been trained to look for trends. And I
believe we’ve found a very disturbing one. It seems that backdoor gun
control is in full effect in the United States. Why? Thanks to Obama’s
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we can no longer smelt lead from
ore in the United States.   
Pope Francis: Use intelligence to understand signs of the times
“What
is the meaning of what is happening now? These are the signs of the
times!”
“On the other hand,” he continued, “the spirit of the world gives us
other propositions, because the spirit of the world does not want a
community: it wants a mob, thoughtless, without freedom.”  
Free enterprise must fight for its life in the new Cold War
The
new cold war is underway and pits free enterprise against state
capitalism. Countries like Canada, the U.S. or Germany have fostered
their multinationals and they have acted as de facto instruments to grow
their economies through trade success.
But countries like Russia, South Korea, China, Singapore and others
operate like gigantic holding companies armed with “soft economic
weapons” that include oligarchs, national champions, state-owned
enterprises, protectionism, diplomatic initiatives and sovereign wealth
funds.  
UK Confiscates Baby from Mother’s Womb After Forced Mental Hospital Stay
According
to a report by the Telegraph, the woman, who remains unnamed to the
public as her case unfolds, traveled while pregnant to Essex in 2012 for
an airline’s training course. Once there, an escalated episode of
travel anxiety turned into an unending bureaucratic nightmare and
violation of her reproductive rights. 
 
Intelligence Committee Heads: Terror Threat Rising
The
terrorism threat against the United States is increasing and Americans
aren’t as safe as they were a year or two ago, the leaders of the House
and Senate intelligence committees said.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein said there are more terrorist groups than ever,
with more sophisticated and hard-to-detect bombs. 
 
‘All Hell Is Going to Break Loose’: George Will’s Dire Obamacare Concern for 2014
“100
million people get their insurance from Medicare and Medicaid, 171
million get it from their employers,” Will said. “Watch the employers.
Because if they start dumping people into Medicare and into Medicaid,
and the doctors then say, ‘The burdens are too high, and the
reimbursement is too low, we’re not seeing Medicaid patients,’ then all
hell is going to break loose.” 
 
California Earthquake Today 2013 Strikes South of San Jose
A
California earthquake today 2013 has just struck south of San Jose. The
California earthquake today December 2, 2013 hit moments ago near
Gilroy. Damage assessment is pending.  
As Earthquakes Keep Rocking North Texas, Azle Residents Are Rattled
Residents
in Azle are getting nervous and seismologists are trying to get to the
bottom of what’s going on. Some point to natural gas drilling that’s
happening in the Barnett Shale, a massive geological formation that
covers about 20 North Texas counties. But a geophysicist with the
National Earthquake Information Center says more testing is needed to
make such a connection.   
US official: Netanyahu’s response to Iran deal ‘weak and desperate’
According
to a Channel 10 news report, the senior American official added that
although the White House believes Netanyahu will attempt to thwart US
government policy by appealing to members of Congress, the Obama
administration does not see the Israeli prime minister as a threat in
this regard. 
 
Netanyahu meets with pope in Vatican
The
encounter was the prime minister’s first with the current pope, who has
already met at the Vatican with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud
Abbas in October and with Israeli President Shimon Peres in April.
Netanyahu met with the previous pope, Benedict XVI, in 2009, and with
pope John Paul II in 1997. 
 
Europe announces disaster communication plans for nuclear emergency
A
project backed by 43 organisations is preparing Europe to react and
communicate effectively in case of a nuclear emergency, drawing on the
lessons of the Fukushima accident.   
U.S. Army Purchases New Micro-UAS
The
request was made to the Rapid Equipping Force at Fort Belvoir, Va., in
March and Soldiers will receive them by December. According to Unmanned
Systems the 36 Maverics, which are not in the Army’s current UAS
inventory, cost $4.5 million and are made by Prioria Robotics Inc., a
technology firm in Gainesville, Fla.   
Brand-new fears for U.S. dollar disaster
Republican
lawmakers are balking at President Obama’s choice of Federal Reserve
chairman, Janet Yellen, worried she will favor enhanced government
intervention in the economy, including flooding the market with more
dollars.
A review of her previous work finds she divined a theory that was a
precursor to the current progressive campaign for the government to
ensure “fair” pay to employees.   
Earthquake hits near Indonesia islands
An
earthquake of at least 6.3 magnitude has struck off eastern Indonesia’s
Tanimbar islands, but there was no tsunami alert, seismologists said.   
Afghan police killed by truck bomb
At
least four Afghan policemen were killed when a suicide bomber drove a
truck packed with explosives into a police base, officials say.

The incident took place in Wardak province, south-west of the capital,
Kabul. Seventeen others were wounded, some of them critically officials
say.   

Analysis: Saudis have few options as they push tougher foreign policy
Saudi
Arabia seems to have few viable options for pursuing a more independent
and forthright foreign policy, despite its deep unease about the West’s
tentative rapprochement with Iran.   
Canada charges man over ‘bid to spy for China’
Canadian
police have arrested and charged a man on suspicion of intending to
pass classified information to China.

The Canadian national, named as Qing Quentin Huang, is accused of
seeking to sell information about Canada’s warship procurement strategy.

  
Iran ‘will never abandon Arak heavy water reactor’
Iran’s
nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi has said Tehran will never abandon the
Arak heavy water reactor, considering it a “red line” in talks with
world powers, media reported Sunday.   
Karzai accuses U.S. of cutting Afghan military supplies
Afghan
President Hamid Karzai accused his U.S. ally on Sunday of withholding
military supplies to press him to sign a bilateral security deal that
will shape the U.S. military presence after most foreign troops leave in
2014.  

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