Wednesday, September 30, 2015

ISIS has opened two theme parks for young children...Really ?

It is a far cry from Disneyland - but these are the two theme parks that Islamic State have established to entertain children living under their tyrannical regime.
The parks, situated in the Iraqi city of Fallujah and the Syrian city of Raqqa, were reportedly opened last week to mark the celebration of Eid.
In a series of photos, young revellers appear to enjoying a series of rides - including spinning teacups, a big wheel and a miniature train line.

But their supposed enjoyment is a contrast to the bombed out scene in the background - which acts as a startling reminder of their horrific reality.
In Raqqa’s ‘Ride City’, children were seen to enjoy rides on a dangerous looking rusty swing - and an unseen bouncy castle.

The photos are just the latest in a series released by the terror group’s media wing - which is known for releasing slick, produced videos and photographs of the group’s brutal day to day actions. Even their propaganda is terrifying in it's hypocrisy

Malawian Prophet Shepherd Bushiri 'Walks' On Air

"Flamboyant Malawian Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has left the Christian world thunder-struck after he performed an hair raising miracle that saw him float on thin air.
Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) who has earned himself a reputation as a man of God with succinct prophecies left tongues wagging with a new video that depicts him walking in air." (Statement put out by his ministry")
"After being labelled fake prophet and a conniving fraudster following the floating video, Shepherd Bushiri has responded in spectacular fashion and pulled off yet another amazing feat in which he walked on air". Sceptical?


Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is the founder of Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) and the Shepherd Bushiri Ministries International. ECG Church has its head quarters in Lilongwe the capital city of Malawi and branches across the African continent.
 Is he a prophet or a charlatan ? ( I've already made up my mind ). Shepherd Bushiri has previously made claims that God blesses him by helping him perform miracles. He regularly posts such stunts onto his social media accounts.He claims he is mightily used by God in prophetic, healing and deliverance and that his ministry is known as the ministry of the book of Acts because of the great undeniable signs and wonders which happen in the name of Jesus. Bushiri also claims God ‘blessed’ him with a private jet and a Bentley.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Prolific Writer , Jackie Collins Loses Battle with Cancer

 Jackie Collins (pictured here with her granddaughters) was given an OBE in 2013
Actress Joan Collins (right) called her sister "wonderful, brave and beautiful"
Jackie Collins published her first novel in 1968
Scandalous bestseller

Her sister Joan, 82, who only learned the news herself in the last few weeks, told People magazine she was "completely devastated".
"She was my best friend. I admire how she handled this. She was a wonderful, brave and a beautiful person and I love her," she said.

Jackie Collins, who was born in London, began writing as a teenager, making up racy stories for her schoolfriends, according to a biography on her website.
Her first novel, The World is Full of Married Men, was published in 1968 and became a scandalous bestseller. It was banned in Australia and branded "disgusting" by romance writer Barbara Cartland.

In 1985, her novel Hollywood Wives was made into a mini-series by ABC, starring Anthony Hopkins and Candice Bergen.
Collins said that she "never felt bashful writing about sex". "I think I've helped people's sex lives," she said.
"Sex is a driving force in the world so I don't think it's unusual that I write about sex. I try to make it erotic, too."


Collins had lost her mother, second husband and fiance to cancer.
She told the Press Association earlier this month that she had chosen to celebrate life rather than mourn those she had lost.
"I refuse to mourn people, because everybody dies," she said. "Death and taxes, you can't avoid either".

Private memorial services are due to be held for her family in both the UK and in the US.
 Farewell to a fabulous, flamboyant lady with wit, intelligence and a wonderful and very fertile imagination. Sleep with the angels....The PICs

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Paring His Bucket List, Obama Relishes Hiking at an Alaskan Glacier

KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK, Alaska — President Obama hiked alone up a gravel path toward Exit Glacier, gazing at a mass of flowing ice as it melted into the plain below.
“How’s this?” he marveled as he surveyed the terrain on a cloudless day. “Beats being in the office.”
Mr. Obama is in legacy-building mode here in Alaska, where he has come to talk about the rapidly unfolding effects of climate change and the urgent need to address it. He saw the consequences of global warming during his trek to the glacier, which has receded more than a mile over the past 200 years because of rising temperatures.
“This is as good a signpost of what we’re dealing with when it comes to climate change as just about anything,” Mr. Obama said.

President Obama, in Alaska to address climate change, visited the melting Bear Glacier at Kenai Fjords park on Tuesday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times 
So it was on Tuesday as the president donned hiking boots, black slacks and a slate-gray athletic jacket and boarded a helicopter from Anchorage to Seward to hike to the glacier. Amid a landscape of mountain peaks, glacial lakes, moose and bears, Mr. Obama met up with the television star Bear Grylls for a crash course in wilderness survival techniques

Later, he toured more glaciers by boat, cruising through the blue-green water of Resurrection Bay, where a sea otter paddled and a porpoise leapt. “When I’m not president, you might find me over there in that cabin,” he mused, pointing to a log cabin nestled in Thumb Cove.
Mr. Obama spent three hours on the boat, a National Park Service ranger at his side, prowling the deck as the craft passed by tree-covered mountains and stony cliffs. He admired a group of Steller sea lions napping on a rock. When he reached Bear Glacier, the longest in the park, the president pronounced it “spectacular,” pointing out the icebergs in front of it, which he said were “as big as a Costco.”

Indulging second-term wanderlust is a well-worn tradition for presidents, who often strike out for far-flung destinations after they are freed from the constraints and set itineraries of politicking. With such travel, they look to shape the narratives by which they will be remembered.
“Trips in the second term are designed with an eye toward legacy-building,” said Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, a Brookings Institution fellow who has studied presidential travel. “If you can find a picturesque place that you’d like to visit and that fits nicely with a policy priority or announcement, it’s a good idea to make that happen while you can.”

Mr. Obama has been trying. Last year, on his way back from a NATO summit meeting in Wales, he had his pilot park Marine One at an air base, and he rode in his motorcade to Stonehenge so he could stroll around the ancient site. “How cool is this?” he said at the time. “Knocked it off the bucket list.”
Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior adviser to the president, said Mr. Obama “never forgave us” for not arranging for him to visit Angkor Wat when he traveled to Cambodia in 2012. When Mr. Obama’s staff members find an opportunity to “add something interesting” to the usual meetings and events of presidential travel, they try to do so, as they did with a 2013 visit to Petra in Jordan, Mr. Pfeiffer said.
President Obama greeting a supporter as he made a surprise visit to the Snow City Cafe in Anchorage on Tuesday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times 
The visits “serve a dual purpose,” he said, by satisfying the president’s interest and giving local residents a chance to “show off their most prized locales and sights.”
On the Alaska trip, Mr. Pfeiffer added, the hiking and fjord-touring were “fun” for the president but also spoke “directly to the core message of the trip.” The photographs and videos of Mr. Obama’s sojourn, he said, would be “seen more through social media than any speech or interview that he might do.”

Alaska may seem an odd choice for a president who has never been seen as having a penchant for wilderness issues, as did Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter, said Douglas Brinkley, a historian who has written about the history of conservation efforts in Alaska.
“Barack Obama is much more urban — he’s not an outdoorsman, a fisher, a hunter — but like a lot of second-term presidents, he has understood the beauty of the Antiquities Act when you have an intransigent Congress,” Mr. Brinkley said, noting that the president had used the law to preserve vast stretches, including in Alaska, in recent years.
“He wants a climate legacy,” Mr. Brinkley added, “and anything that contributes to that legacy is front and center getting his attention.”

Most tourists and campers who come to this slice of southwestern Alaska do not travel with a motorcade of more than a dozen vehicles. But Mr. Obama has been “eagerly anticipating” the trip, Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, said.
Mr. Earnest noted that the president often lamented how much time he was forced to spend inside, his movements tightly controlled because of security constraints and the size of his entourage. In addition to a security detail and a physician, there are more than a dozen members of the news media, as well as aides and advisers.

Even on Tuesday, Mr. Obama — who has referred to his occasional attempts to break out of the presidential bubble as moments when “the bear is loose” — found his outdoor adventure limited. Mr. Earnest said the Secret Service had ruled out certain activities that Mr. Grylls had proposed for the segment he was taping for his show, “Running Wild With Bear Grylls,” which is to air this year on NBC.

But that did not stop the tourist in chief from enjoying his outing. “It is spectacular,” he said as he turned to approach the glacier. “We want to make sure that our grandkids can see this.”

Jack Nicholson's 23-Year-Old Son Ray Looks Just Like His Dad! – See the Pic

Jack Nicholson and his 23-year-old son Ray attended the 6th annual Apollo event in the Hamptons together this weekend, and it pretty much looked like the 78-year-old was hanging out with a younger version of himself.
Seriously, the father-son duo look just alike.
The photo below is of Nicholson in 1970 – talk about doing a double take!
Ray is also in the movie industry and has worked behind the scenes and in front of the camera. Most recently he was an assistant director for the 2014 film A Reunion.

Witchy says are you serious ?

I think he looks a lot like Leonardo Decaprio, more than his dad.
I would never guess that's Jack's son.......good looking guy, however.....HeHe