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‘Isis’ Removed From UN List of Hurricane Names

Tessa Berenson @tcberenson 1:41 PM ET Updated: 1:56 PM ET

It was replaced with Ivette

Don’t expect Hurricane Isis to hit anytime soon.

The U.N. has removed “Isis” from its official list of future hurricane names, deeming it inappropriate because of the rise of the militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), Reuters reports.

Clare Nullis, spokesperson for the U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO), said it’s not unprecedented for the group to strike hurricane names.

“Names are knocked off the list, which rotates every six years, if they are considered inappropriate if they caused too much damage and too much death,” Nullis said.

She told TIME how the process works to take a name off the list: “There was consensus on this. These sorts of decisions are always taken by consensus, there is never a vote.”

The WMO Hurricane Committee has replaced the name Isis with Ivette.


In more news, the godess ISIS' name will be replaced with INGRID.

Don't know if this was discussed here before...

Who do you think will Hilary choose as her VP pick ?

Pope Francis 'refuses' gay French ambassador...Flip-Flop Francis is his name

Pope Francis has reportedly barred the nomination of a close aide of President Francois Hollande as new French ambassador to the Vatican because he is gay.
The apparent rejection calls into question the pope's reputation as holding more liberal views on homosexuality.


Wow what a huge difference on his stance a while back....

Pope Francis on gays: 'Who am I to judge?'

Aboard the Papal Airplane (CNN) - Pope Francis said Monday that he will not "judge" gays and lesbians, including gay priests, signaling a shift from his predecessor and offering another sign that the new pope is committed to changing the church's approach to historically marginalized groups.

“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Francis said in a wide-ranging news conference aboard the papal plane.


Who has nuclear arms?


United States 7,315 warheads

Russia 8,000 warheads

United Kingdom 225 warheads

France 300 warheads

China 250 warheads

India 90–110 warheads

Pakistan 100–120 warheads

Israel 80 warheads

North Korea 10 warheads

Nuclear arsenals

Nine countries together possess more than 16,000 nuclear weapons. The United States and Russia maintain roughly 1,800 of their nuclear weapons on high-alert status – ready to be launched within minutes of a warning. Most are many times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945. A single nuclear warhead, if detonated on a large city, could kill millions of people, with the effects persisting for decades.

The failure of the nuclear powers to disarm has heightened the risk that other countries will acquire nuclear weapons. The only guarantee against the spread and use of nuclear weapons is to eliminate them without delay. Although the leaders of some nuclear-armed nations have expressed their vision for a nuclear-weapon-free world, they have failed to develop any detailed plans to eliminate their arsenals and are modernizing them.

http://www.icanw.org/the-facts/nuclear-arsenals/ Source: Federation of American Scientists 2014

Police: Auditor spokesman left note before apparent suicide

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Spence Jackson provided the official confirmation a month ago that his boss, Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, was dead from what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.Schweich fatally shot himself at his home on Feb. 26, shortly after telling an Associated Press reporter he wanted to go public with allegations that the Missouri Republican Party chairman told people he was Jewish. Schweich, a Christian with Jewish ancestry, said he perceived the remarks to be part of an anti-Semitic whispering campaign against him ahead of his run for governor.

Jackson, who was Schweich's spokesman, was among the first to suggest that the GOP chairman, John Hancock, should resign. Hancock has denied making anti-Semitic remarks, but said he may have mistakenly told people last year that Schweich was Jewish. He remains chairman of the party, now roiled ahead of a 2016 election featuring races for U.S. Senate, governor and most of Missouri's other statewide executive offices.

"We're very aware of the political issues surrounding Mr. Schweich's death. And then within a month we have the death of his spokesperson," Shoemaker said Monday.He said Jefferson City investigators have reached out to police in Clayton, the St. Louis suburb where Schweich lived, but that his department wouldn't comment "or entertain questions that may link the deaths to a political issue, perceived or real."

*Rachel Maddow is covering this now. Very interesting*


'George Zimmerman blames Obama for racial tensions' . B.O.S - blame obama syndrome

George Zimmerman blames Obama for racial tensions surrounding his trial in shooting death of Trayvon Martin

BY GINGER ADAMS OTIS NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Monday, March 23, 2015

George Zimmerman spoke out for the first time Monday since being cleared of violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights and his message was simple: it’s all Obama’s fault.Zimmerman, 31, staring directly at the camera, talked for 13 minutes in a faux interview conducted by his Tampa divorce lawyer, Howard Iken.Asked by Iken who he blamed for inflaming racial tensions around his case, Zimmerman didn’t hesitate to name names.“By far, the President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama,” Zimmerman said in the March 8 video.

The President’s bias was evident during a Rose Garden press conference when he said, “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon,” according to Zimmerman.“To me that was clearly a dereliction of duty, pitting Americans against each other solely based on race,” Zimmerman said.“For (Obama) to make incendiary comments as he did and direct the Department of Justice to pursue a baseless prosecution, he by far overstretched, overreached, even broke the law in certain aspects,” the vigilante argued.

* what a fuck-up he is*


2 jump from George Washington Bridge minutes apart, police say


By Noah Cohen | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
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on March 04, 2015 at 5:04 PM, updated March 04, 2015 at 5:10 PM

Two people jumped from the George Washington Bridge within minutes of each other Wednesday, the Port Authority said.

One person jumped from the upper level while another plunged from the span's lower level, both around 4:20 p.m., according to Port Authority police.

The first person abandoned a car on the lower level and jumped, said police spokesman Joe Pentangelo, citing a preliminary report. The second person rode a bike onto the upper level and jumped over the railing.Investigators had witnesses to the apparently unrelated cases, Pentangelo said.Both bodies were recovered and taken to the 125th Street boat basin in Manhattan, the spokesman added.The New York City Office of Emergency Management warned of "extensive delays" in both directions on the bridge due to NYPD activity.

*How sad. Depression is real. Some people think you can just shake it off*

Crazy question of the day ...

if a vampire bites a zombie would it become a vampire? LOL

I thought Michael Keaton was going to win.But Eddie Redmayne is awesome

Crazy question of the day

If a quick sleep is a catnap,then what is a dognap?A long nap?
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