Sunday, June 11, 2017

June 11, 2017

IS propaganda hard hit by killings, battlefield setbacks
Supported by crutches and a fellow Islamic State jihadi, Abu Shuaib al-Maslawi hopped on his left leg toward the explosives-laden black SUV that he would minutes later plow into a group of Iraqi troops in the northern city of Mosul.
Clashes Erupt As Leftists Crash Nationwide “March Against Sharia”
Clashes have broken out between members of purportedly “anti-fascist” leftist groups and peaceful conservatives gathering to protest genital mutilation, honor killings and other practices associated with Sharia law as part of the a nationwide “March Against Sharia.”
Tracking Hacking: Visualizing The World’s Biggest Data Breaches
Before 2009, the majority of data breaches were the fault of human errors like misplaced hard drives and stolen laptops, or the efforts of “inside men” looking to make a profit by selling data to the highest bidder. Since then, the volume of malicious hacking has exploded relative to other forms of data loss.
Special Forces Assist Philippines Against Islamic Militants
U.S. special forces are assisting Philippine troops in their operations against Islamic militants in the southern city of Marawi, the U.S. embassy in Manila said in an emailed statement.
Woman Obama Released Early From Prison Is Going Back
A convicted cocaine dealer released from prison early by former President Barack Obama is going to be an inmate again after getting arrested for theft and violating the terms of her release.
U.S. Weeks Away From A Recession According To Latest Loan Data
Should the current rate of loan growth deceleration persist, the US will post its first negative loan growth, or rather loan contraction since the financial crisis, in roughly 4 to 6 week…  just in time for the Fed’s rate hike.
EPA Delays Obama Air Pollution Rule
The Trump administration will delay the implementation of a major Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air pollution rule from the Obama administration.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

June 10,2017

Sessions ends revenue stream for Obama’s lefties
“It’s pretty clear the Obama administration figured out a way to rob the public and help their political allies,” said von Spakovsky, who adds that we’re talking about a lot of money going to Obama’s political friends. “We’re not talking about chump change here. My understanding is in the last 30 months before the new administration came in, the Justice Department had funneled about a billion dollars to outside third party groups,”
Trump to Qatar: Stop funding terror
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday called on Qatar to stop funding of groups that commit terrorism, saying the country had historically done so “at a very high level.” “No civilized nation can tolerate this violence or allow this wicked ideology to spread on its shores,” Trump told reporters during a joint news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.
Austria to ban burqas starting October
People who break the new law could be fined up to 150 euros (USD 168), according to the legislation approved by parliament in May and signed into law by the president this week, according to the report. Other measures include a clampdown on distributing extremist material, and immigrants being obliged to sign an “integration contract”.
Comey – The Leaker!
In an apparent act of retaliation for being fired by President Trump, he said the reason he leaked the information was to stimulate the appointment of a special prosecutor…..he testified the President never asked him to end the Russian investigation.
Israeli commandos head to Cyprus for largest land-based drill
Israel has sent a large number of commandos to Cyprus for the largest land-based joint drill ever to have taken place between the two countries. According to local media, the week-long exercise will take place in the areas of the Troodos mountains of Cyprus and will focus on scenarios for occupying and liberating villages as well as survival strategies.
Jordan’s anti-Israel rhetoric on the rise
…Israeli intelligence officials say that the security cooperation and intelligence sharing between Jordan and Israel is stronger than ever…At the same time, popular sentiment against cooperation with Israel is rising. Last month, a delegation of sheikhs from various tribes in Jordan visited Israel, where they met with President Reuven Rivlin, whose father was one of the first to translate the Muslim holy book the Qur’an from Arabic into Hebrew, and was an Islamic scholar.
UNRWA discovers Hamas tunnel under Gaza schools
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency announced…they discovered…a tunnel under two of its schools in the Gaza Strip: The Maghazi Elementary Boys A&B School and the Maghazi Prepatory Boys School…In a statement, UNRWA spokesperson Christopher Gunness said that the tunnels were discovered during construction of an extension of one of the buildings during summer vacation, when the schools were empty. The tunnel had no entry or exit points within the school.
Marawi siege: US special forces aiding Philippine army
US special forces are helping the Philippine military retake the southern city of Marawi from IS-linked militants, the Philippine army says. The forces are providing technical help and are not fighting, it said. President Rodrigo Duterte had earlier threatened to throw out US troops amid strained relations since taking office.
Anti-Shariah rallies planned across US worry Muslim leaders
…Muslim leaders and others are concerned about anti-Shariah, or Islamic law, marches planned for Saturday in Seattle and about two-dozen other U.S. cities, saying the marches are really anti-Muslim. They consider the Portland and Eugene incidents, and other recent anti-Muslim crimes in America, part of an alarming trend that came to the forefront in last year’s presidential election with far-right activists portraying Islam — and all Muslims — as a threat.
After sowing doubts, Trump backs NATO mutual defense under charter
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he backs the NATO charter’s demand that all members be prepared to defend each other, weeks after jarring allies by not restating U.S. support for the agreement. At a joint news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Trump said he supports the NATO charter’s Article 5, the requirement that each member of the alliance defend each other if they come under attack.
Germany’s Merkel lends support to Mexico over NAFTA
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday backed Mexico to press for a successful renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Donald Trump, thanking its government for keeping German interests in mind during the talks. Germany and Mexico have pursued policies tailored toward exporting manufactured goods, and both ran trade surpluses of more than $60 billion with the United States last year.
More men named in college sex assault cases are taking their accusers to court
As the debate over campus sexual assaults continues to shadow universities throughout the Carolinas and beyond, more accused male students have started taking their female accusers to court.
Texas GOP Sen. Cornyn: ObamaCare will ‘absolutely’ be repealed by the end of  July
…Lawmakers have “no choice” but to repeal ObamaCare, as the healthcare law is in “meltdown” mode.
Obama Warns Against Income Inequality While Delivering $7,700-a-Minute Speech
Former President Barack Obama spoke to the Chamber of Commerce in Montreal on Tuesday, warning against income inequality and the concentration of wealth—remarks from a man who reportedly commanded $400,000 a speech, or $7,700-a-minute at that rate, for his Canadian speech.
Dems want Hillary Clinton to leave spotlight 
Democrats say they’d like Hillary Clinton to take a cue from former President Obama and step out of the spotlight.  They say her string of remarks explaining her stunning loss in November coupled with the public remarks blaming the Democratic National Committee for the defeat — which many took as also critical of Obama — are hurting the party and making the 2016 candidate look bitter.
With Global Warming Treaty Ditched, Could Iran Deal Be Next?
The media remain outraged over President Donald Trump’s decision last week to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a boondoggle which would have cost the U.S. an estimated $3 trillion and 6.5 million industrial-sector American jobs by 2040 with no actual effect on the climate. But the narrative at The New York Times is that the coal miners and oil industry elites have struck a grand bargain with Republicans to ignore, if not further, the destruction of the planet.
. House Passes Bill To Repeal and Replace Post-Crisis Wall Street Rules
The House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to roll-back and replace many of the financial regulations enacted during the Obama administration in reaction to the 2008 financial crisis.
Obama Admin Never Warned About Russian ‘Hacking’
Neither former President Barack Obama nor any member of his cabinet warned state election officials of any Russian effort to hack or interfere with the country’s electoral systems, according to the president of the National Association of Secretaries of State.

Friday, June 9, 2017

June 9,2017

Magnitude-5.3 earthquake strikes Hawaii’s Big Island
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered about 11 miles (18 kilometers) southeast of Volcano town on the state’s southernmost island at a depth of 5 miles (8 kilometers.) That’s on the south flank of Kilauea volcano, which has been erupting continuously since 1983.
China “gravely concerned” as teachers reported killed in Pakistan
China said on Friday it was “gravely concerned” at Islamic State claims that the group killed two Chinese teachers it kidnapped in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province last month, where Beijing is investing billions of dollars in infrastructure projects.
Qatar vows no surrender in Gulf crisis as U.S., Kuwait seek solution
Qatar vowed on Thursday to ride out the isolation imposed on it by fellow Arab states over its alleged support for terrorism and said it would not compromise its sovereignty over foreign policy to resolve the region’s biggest diplomatic crisis in years.
Liberman: We are ‘closer than ever’ to deal with Palestinians
“We are far closer to an agreement than ever before,” Liberman told Channel 2 on Thursday. “I hope we will be able to realize this option.” Liberman did not offer any details about the agreement on the table, referring to it only as an “arrangement,” but indicated US President Donald Trump’s administration had played a role in cobbling the pact together and that it would include other regional players.
North Korea says it has tested new anti-ship missile
North Korea said Friday it has test-launched a new type of cruise missile capable of striking U.S. and South Korean warships “at will,” as South Korea found a suspected North Korean drone near the tense border between the rivals. The missiles are the fourth new missile system North Korea has disclosed and tested this year, sending a defiant message that it will continue to pursue a weapons program that has rattled its neighbors and Washington.
Accused leaker wanted to ‘burn the White House down’
Reality Winner appeared before a judge in Augusta, Ga., on Thursday who ordered her to remain jailed until her trial. Prosecutors argued that the 25-year-old might try to flee the U.S. if she was released on bond. They added that Winner wrote in her notebook alleged plans to set the White House on fire, travel to Afghanistan and pledge her allegiance to the Taliban, WSB-TV reported.
NYT ‘Looking Into’ Massive Russia Scoop James Comey Said Is Almost Entirely False
The New York Times is “looking into” whether one of its big Russia scoops is actually true, after former FBI Director James Comey disputed the report in Thursday testimony before Congress
DOJ Says Comey Wasn’t Honest In Senate Hearing
A Department of Justice spokesman denied several claims made by former FBI Director James Comey in a Senate hearing Thursday.
Defense Minister: Closer than ‘ever before’ to agreement with Palestinians
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas could hold direct peace talks for the first time in seven years, Channel 20 said on Thursday night in a report on a three-way Washington meeting with US President Donald Trump scheduled next month. The report comes just two months after Trump began to formally work to bring Israelis and Palestinian back to the negotiating table.
LIVE: Tens of thousands march in Tel Aviv LGBT Pride parade
Tel Aviv’s streets have been transformed into an incredible sea of color as tens of thousands take part in the annual Pride celebrations on Friday…
Israeli, Indian partners team up with Motorola to launch Jerusalem incubator
Aiming to give Jerusalem-based start-ups a global edge, Israeli and Indian partners have teamed up with American data communications giant Motorola Solutions to launch a new incubator. The incubator, led by equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, will focus on frontier technologies such as big data, analytics, artificial intelligence, fintech, storage, Internet of things and computer vision, according to the partners.
South Africa: 10,000 Knysna residents evacuated amid fire
Up to 10,000 people have been evacuated from a scenic coastal town in South Africa that has been devastated by wildfires, officials have said. Military equipment was being deployed to douse more than 25 fires in Knysna, they added. At least eight people have been killed in the storms and fires that have been raging in the town and other areas of the Western Cape region.
Juncker: EU needs stronger defence arm
EU nations must step up their military co-operation as they cannot simply rely on the US to defend them, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says. “Our deference to Nato can no longer be used as a convenient alibi to argue against greater European efforts. “We have no other choice than to defend our own interests in the Middle East, in climate change, in our trade agreements,” he said in Prague.
Qatar vows ‘no surrender’ in row with Arab states
Qatar has vowed it will “not surrender” its foreign policy in a row with other Arab states over its alleged connections to extremism. Foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said he favoured diplomacy to resolve the escalating crisis and that there was no military solution, Reuters reported. Qatar rejects claims it is a leading supporter of Islamist extremism.
Yemen cholera cases pass 100,000 amid ‘unprecedented’ epidemic
The number of suspected cases of cholera resulting from a severe outbreak in Yemen has passed 100,000, the World Health Organization says. A total of 798 deaths associated with the disease have been recorded in 19 out of 22 provinces since 27 April. The charity Oxfam said the epidemic was killing one person almost every hour.
Israel angry Turkish ambassador hosted Islamist at Iftar
Israel recently sent a harsh message to Turkey’s ambassador to Israel, Kemal ├ľkem, for having hosted the leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, Sheikh Raed Salah, at his home for an Iftar dinner at the end of the Ramadan fast last week. Salah is known for his positions that deny the legitimacy of the State of Israel and its rights to the Temple Mount. He was previously sentenced to imprisonment for rioting and inciting to violence and racism.
Russia may seize U.S. property if its own compounds not returned: Kommersant
Russia may seize U.S. diplomatic property in Moscow and complicate life for an Anglo-American school unless Washington hands back two diplomatic compounds in the United States before July, the daily Kommersant newspaper reported on Friday. In December, then U.S. president Barack Obama ordered the expulsion of 35 Russians over what he said was their involvement in hacking last year’s U.S. presidential election, allegations Moscow flatly denies.
China says it is vigilant as two U.S. bombers fly over South China Sea
China said on Friday it was monitoring U.S. military activities in the South China Sea, after two U.S. bombers conducted training flights over the disputed waters. The U.S. Pacific Command said on its website that two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers flew a 10-hour training mission from Guam over the South China Sea on Thursday, in conjunction with the Navy’s USS Sterett guided-missile destroyer.
Woman detonates bomb in crowded Friday market in Iraq, killing at least 30
A woman detonated her explosive belt in a market east of the Shi’ite holy city of Kerbala on Friday, killing at least 30 and wounding 35, Iraqi security sources said. Islamic State claimed the attack in the town of Musayab, south of Baghdad, in a statement on its Amaq news agency. It didn’t identify the bomber. A security officer said the assailant was a woman who hid the bomb under the customary full-body veil.
Korea says launch tested ‘new type’ of cruise missile
Pyongyang on Friday hailed the successful test of a new type of surface-to-ship cruise missile, which it said was designed to hit “any enemy group of battleships” that threatened North Korea.
The Thrill Is Gone: Chris Matthews Admits “There’s No ‘There’ There” On Trump-Russia ‘Collusion’
“I’ve always assumed that what Trump was afraid of was that he had said something to Flynn and Flynn could be flipped on that and Flynn would testify against the President that he’d had some conversation with Flynn in terms of dealing with the Russians affirmatively.  And if that’s not the case, where’s the there-there?”
PICTURES: FGM-Linked Muslim Sect Given First Chance to Lay Flowers at London Attack Vigil
Thousands of Londoners gathered Monday in a park near London’s Tower Bridge to express grief over the deaths of those killed by radical Islamic terrorists on Saturday evening. The vigil, led by London mayor Sadiq Khan, saw a procession of Muslims given the opportunity to first, and separately, lay flowers at the scene. …The group is believed to have been from the Bohra sect of Islam, perhaps best known for their adherence to the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation.
Watch Live: UK Election Results – BBC/ITV Forecast ‘Hung Parliament’, Farage Warns “Brexit Is In Trouble”
Conservatives will do slightly better than the exit poll predicted – but will still be just short of an overall majority… Porjection – Conservatives: 322 (4 short of majority, down 9 from 2015), Labour: 261 (up 5 from 2015)
OY VEY: Sea of Galilee, Dangerously Salty, Reported in Danger of Becoming Desolate As Prophesied The Regional Council of the Jordan Valley published its annual report with the disturbing finding that the salinity of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is 30 percent higher than it was just five years ago and the highest it has been in 50 years. This dire situation may be remedied by prayers and good acts, and is described in Jewish sources as an aspect of the pre-Messianic age.
Clinton’s charity confirms Qatar’s $1 million gift while she was at State Dept
The Clinton Foundation has confirmed it accepted a $1 million gift from Qatar while Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of state without informing the State Department, even though she had promised to let the agency review new or significantly increased support from foreign governments.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

June 8,2017

Stunning! Senate OKs U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem resolution 90-to-0
The U.S. Senate, in an extremely rare moment of action without any opposition, has adopted a resolution calling on President Trump to abide by a 1995 law that calls for the U.S. Embassy to be in Jerusalem. The vote actually was 90-0….
Is New Scientific Trial to Revive the Dead a Threat to God’s Final Resurrection of Believers?
“If they are able to revive a person from total brain death, it will be considered techiyat hamaytim (resurrection of the dead),” said Rabbi Halperin. “Torah law puts limits on man, forbidding him from some areas which are strictly divine. Reviving the dead is one of them.”“Not only does this effort by scientists go against this principle of faith, but we know that true resurrection can only happen by Divine will.
“Streaked, Speckled, Spotted”, First Jacob’s Lambs in 2,000 Years Born in Native Land
After a journey as dramatic as anything in the Bible, the first Jacob’s Sheep born in the land of Israel in over two millennia made their auspicious appearance last month in the Jordan Valley. One Torah Codes expert found an amazingly precise and detailed description of the flock’s arrival and the role it will play in bringing the Third Temple.
Philippines says Islamist fighters on back foot in besieged city
The Islamist militants holed up in the southern Philippines town of Marawi have been reduced to a “small resistance” after troops crippled their logistics and some fighters have fled from the battle, military officials said on Thursday. “In a few more days it could be over,”
Britons vote in election seen strengthening May’s Brexit hand
Britons began voting on Thursday in a snap election predicted to give Prime Minister Theresa May a larger parliamentary majority, which she hopes will strengthen her hand in looming divorce talks with the European Union. A final survey backed other opinion polls in the last 24 hours, suggesting that the Conservatives had widened their lead following a tricky campaign in which their support appeared at times to be ebbing away.
Trump effect rocking the Middle East
Even before the US president set foot in Saudi Arabia, different countries in the region were required to pay ‘earnest money’ to be able to join the Sunni bloc against Iran and ISIS. One of the demands was that all Sunni Arab states—particularly Qatar—would wash their hands off Hamas.
PA official: Settlement building not a barrier for resuming peace talks
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will forgo demands on stopping Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank in order to resume peace talks under the Trump administration, according to Bloomberg on Thursday. Mohammad Mustafa, Abbas’s senior economic adviser and former deputy prime minister, explained in an interview conducted Monday that: “We think it’s better for all of us right now to focus on giving this new administration a chance to deliver.”
US Senate proceeds with Iran sanctions bill hours after attack
The Senate voted on Wednesday to proceed with a bill that would sanction Iran over its ballistic missile activity, its human rights record and its funding of terrorist organizations across the Middle East, just hours after the Iranian capital suffered a significant terrorist attack. The timing of Wednesday’s vote – a procedural hurdle before the Senate votes on the bill itself, likely on Thursday – caused several Democratic senators to feel compelled to vote against the measure.
Netanyahu, Haley discuss UNIFIL mandate vs Hezbollah
Anticipating the possibility of another war in Lebanon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on Wednesday with Nikki Haley, Washington’s ambassador to the UN, about a possible Security Council resolution calling for the removal of Hezbollah forces from southern Lebanon…According to senior government officials, Netanyahu and Haley…spoke about strengthening the mandate of UNIFIL…to make it more effective in enforcing Security Council Resolution 1701…
Al-Shabab fighters storm military base in Somalia
Somalia’s militant Islamist group al-Shabab says it has carried out a major assault on a military base in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland. Its fighters killed 61 government troops and seized 16 vehicles in the dawn raid, the group said. A Puntland government minister has denied the high death toll, but did not give separate casualty figures.
General election 2017: Voters to go to the polls
Voting in the UK general election is under way at more than 40,000 polling stations across the country. Polls opened at 07:00 BST on Thursday, with counting starting once voting ends at 22:00 BST. A total of 650 Westminster MPs will be elected, with about 46.9 million people registered to vote.
Iran FM Zarif slams ‘repugnant’ Trump statement on Tehran attacks
Iran’s foreign minister has denounced as “repugnant” a White House statement on Wednesday’s terror attack in Tehran that said Iran was a “terror sponsor”. President Trump had said he was praying for the victims, but added that “states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote”. But Javad Zarif said Iran “rejected such claims of friendship” and claimed the attackers from so-called Islamic State had been “backed by US clients”.
North Korea fires suspected land-to-ship missiles as South Korea delays THAAD
North Korea fired what appeared to be several land-to-ship missiles off its east coast on Thursday…a day after the South postponed full deployment of a controversial U.S. anti-missile system designed to deter a North Korean attack. The launches…come less than a week after the United Nations Security Council passed fresh sanctions on the reclusive state.
Trump picks white-collar crime lawyer to replace Comey at FBI
President Donald Trump on Wednesday ended a fraught month-long search for an FBI chief after firing James Comey by selecting Christopher Wray, who has prosecuted and defended white-collar crime cases…Wray, who must be confirmed to the post by the Senate, and Comey served together in the Justice Department under former President George Bush, and both worked on the government’s case in the Enron Corp fraud scandal in the early to mid-2000s.
Iran Burning: Isis Claims Responsibility For Massive Iranian Attacks That Left 12 Dead
Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacks on Iran’s parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s shrine on Wednesday, the group’s state news agency AMAQ said.
Confirmed: Comey Planted Inside FBI as Clinton Fixer
FBI Director James Comey is a Clinton-fixer with a long history of running interference within the Department of Justice to make sure the Clintons are never prosecuted – a loyalty that the Clintons have repaid in corporate board appointments that have earned Comey millions of dollars.
Swedish Govt. Orders Clinic to End Treatment For Rape Victims in Favor of Treating Migrants
The Swedish government has announced that a clinic in Stockholm will no longer treat female rape victims and the money will be spent on treating ‘traumatized’ Muslim migrants instead. After 10 years of helping rape victims, the Stockholm Crisis and Trauma Center “will now only devote itself to patients with war and torture trauma,”reports SVT.
The Attack on Wonder Woman
Lebanon bans “The Israeli Soldier Film.”
Netanyahu: Israel Will Keep Control Over Golan Heights
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday vowed to stay in control of the Golan Heights region, CGTN is reporting.   “Golan Heights will always remain under Israeli sovereignty. We will never leave the Golan Heights. It is ours,” Netanyahu said during a youth conference to note the 15th anniversary of the Six Day War in 1967, CGTN reports.
Public School Opens Up Rooms For Muslim Prayer- Atheist Group Says It’s “REASONABLE”
This is happening right here on American soil folks. A New York state public school has provided two vacant rooms so Muslim students can pray during Islam’s holy month of Ramadan. This school’s principal, Donald Flynt, along with some other school administrators had invited a local imam to meet with them and learn more about the Muslim religion. Following this meeting Flynt made the call to open up the rooms for Muslim prayer
.An Illinois Town Denied This Muslim Congregation A Mosque. Now It Owes Them $580,000
Four years after a Chicago suburb denied a Muslim group’s request to convert a vacant building into a mosque, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday that the city is required pay the congregation $580,000 in a settlement.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017

Netanyahu pledges Israel will never give up Golan Heights
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated on Tuesday morning at a youth conference of the Ministry for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee: “I came to tell you that the Golan Heights will always remain under Israeli sovereignty. We will never leave the Golan Heights. It is ours.”
Battle for Britain’s Soul
Many British Christians are understandably frustrated and weary. We have been warning our leaders for so long about the Islamic threat along with the dangers of discarding God’s laws. But, as in the days of Jeremiah, their response is to declare ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace: or tell us that the new morality is good for us because it satisfies our need for ‘diversity and equality’. Of course, if you throw God out of the equation, who’s to judge what is right and wrong?
Top Israeli intel official: Threat of Iran’s Mideast dominance ‘immediate’
The threat from Tehran’s growing strength in Syria should be the number one focus of concern for Israel and the West, a top Israeli intelligence official said…“The Iranian nuclear issue will of course always be a very high priority,” Intelligence Ministry director-general Chagai Tzuriel told The Jerusalem Post…“But the negative potential built-in the nuclear agreement will become more threatening as time goes by, while the threat of Iranian dominance in the region is immediate.”
Palestinian expert: Hamas might end up biggest loser in Qatar dispute
The rupture in relations between Qatar and a number of its Arab neighbors could hurt Hamas, a Palestinian expert said Tuesday. “Assuming that the Arab states continue to pressure Qatar, Hamas could lose the different forms of political, financial and logistical support it receives from Qatar,” said Ghassan Khatib, a vice president of Bir Zeit University. “That would be really bad news for Hamas.”
Philippines bank BPI hit by glitch which debited accounts
The Bank of the Philippines Islands (BPI) says a major system glitch led to customers being hit by unauthorised money withdrawals and deposits. The problematic transactions reached up to thousands of pesos. Some users claimed on social media that their accounts had even gone into the red. BPI chief executive Cezar Consing apologised on Wednesday morning in an interview with a local TV station.
Germany backs pullout from Incirlik airbase in Turkey row
Germany’s cabinet has agreed to move military forces from Turkey to Jordan amid a diplomatic dispute. Turkey has repeatedly refused to allow German MPs to visit the 260 soldiers stationed at the Incirlik airbase. The Ankara government is angry that Germany gave asylum to soldiers accused of involvement in a botched coup.
Pentagon: Beijing Is Arming Its Manmade Islands in South China Sea
China is outfitting its manmade island outposts in the South China Sea with warplane hangars and weapons, the Pentagon said Tuesday in its annual assessment of Beijing’s military. Once finished, the People’s Liberation Army Air Force intends to base three regiments of warplanes there, says the report, which was “generated” on May 15 and released to the public today.
Sears and Walmart sell ‘Free Palestine’ paraphernalia
Sears and Walmart are selling clothes and accessories calling for the liberation of Palestine and an end to “the Israeli occupation.” The web stores of both American retail giants offer a variety of clothing options, including tank tops, short-sleeve shirts and long-sleeve shirts. The shirts feature a fist with the colors of the Palestinian flag above the text, “Free Palestine. End Israeli occupation.”
Netanyahu doubles down on settlements
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has iterated his support for the settlement enterprise, saying, “I have the right, after decades, to be the first prime minister to build a new community in Judea and Samaria.”…Netanyahu referred to the two most pressing issues for settlers—the building taking place today and the possibility that they could be evacuated from their homes as part of an agreement with the Palestinians.
Pro-Assad alliance threatens to hit U.S. positions in Syria
A military alliance fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday it could hit U.S. positions in Syria, warning that its “self-restraint” over U.S. air strikes on government forces would end if Washington crossed “red lines”. The threat came in a statement in the name of the “commander of the operations room of the forces allied to Syria”, and was circulated by a military news unit run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah, one of Assad’s military allies.
Massive malware attack enslaves 250 million computers
A massive worldwide malware attack called “Fireball” is being reported by experts who estimate it already has infected and taken over 250 million computers. And it’s growing.
IRAN ATTACK: ISIS claims responsibility for pair of assaults in Tehran
ISIS claimed responsibility for a pair of Wednesday attacks in Tehran in which suicide bombers and teams of gunmen stormed Iran’s parliament and the nearby shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, killing at least 12 and injuring dozens of others.
British PM: Ready to Curb Human Rights Laws to Fight Extremism
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she would be willing to weaken human rights protections to make it easier to deport or curb the movements of suspected terrorists who there is not enough evidence to prosecute. May used one of her final speeches in an election campaign which has turned into a debate about national security to step up her rhetoric against radical Islamic extremism, pledging to ensure security services had the powers they needed.
Police Discover Pipe Bombs Stored in Aqsa-Mosque
“Masked protesters who were inside the mosque threw stones and fireworks at police,” a police statement said. “Suspicious pipes that could be filled with homemade explosives were also found at the entry to the mosque.”
Do stars fall quietly into black holes, or crash into something utterly unknown?
Astronomers in the United States, at the University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University, have put a basic principle of black holes to the test, showing that matter completely vanishes when pulled in.
Saudi Arabia Gives Qatar 24 Hour Ultimatum As Analysts Warn Of “Military Confrontation”
Saudi Arabia has given Qatar a 24 hours ultimatum, starting tonight, to fulfill 10 conditions, among which ending all ties Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.
Syphilis cases hit highest level since 1949 amid rise in risky sex
Syphilis cases have reached the highest level since 1949 following a rise in unsafe sex as fears about HIV have faded, new figures suggest.
US Intelligence Says Russian Hackers Are To Blame For Qatar Crisis: CNN
It appears there is nothing in this world that Russian hackers can’t do.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Offered Resignation Amid Trump Tensions
As the White House braces for former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony Thursday, sources tell ABC News the relationship between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become so tense that Sessions at one point recently even suggested he could resign.
Russian fighter intercepts U.S. bomber over Baltic Sea
Russia scrambled a fighter jet on Tuesday to intercept a nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 strategic bomber it said was flying over the Baltic Sea near its border, in an incident that had echoes of the Cold War.
13 Alabama counties saw 85 percent drop in food stamp participation after work requirements restarted
Thirteen previously exempted Alabama counties saw an 85 percent drop in food stamp participation after work requirements were put in place on Jan. 1, according to the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017

Decline of US, Rise of China ‘Happening Much More Quickly Than Predicted’
Martin Jacques, told Radio Sputnik that Trump’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and demands that countries such as Japan and South Korea pay more for their own defense has heightened concerns.
Priests Reenact Temple First Fruits Offering, Paving Way for ‘Greater Jerusalem’
..the day after the holiday of Shavuot, hundreds of people gathered in the Old CIty of Jerusalem for a reenactment of the Temple service known as bikurim, or the “bringing of the first fruits.” The ceremony included a special thanksgiving offering that sealed the recent Sanhedrin ruling establishing the boundaries of Jerusalem for the Third Temple.
Contractor charged with leaking document about U.S. election hacking: sources
The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday charged a federal contractor with sending classified material to a news organization that sources identified to Reuters as The Intercept, marking one of the first concrete efforts by the Trump administration to crack down on leaks to the media. Reality Leigh Winner, 25, was charged with removing classified material from a government facility located in Georgia. She was arrested on June 3, the Justice Department said. The new material does not, however, suggest that actual votes were manipulated.
Sears department store now peddling ‘Free Palestine’ t-shirts
Times must be tough in the appliances sector – classic American home goods department store Sears has turned to commercializing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Now with your washer-dryer, customers can pick up a women’s “Free Palestine” t-shirt in their choice of six colors.
Saudi shuts Al Jazeera channel in Qatar row -state media
Saudi Arabia on Monday shut the local office of Al Jazeera, Qatar’s influential satellite channel, hours after the kingdom and other Arab powers cut ties over Doha’s alleged support for Islamists and Iran.
DAYTIME METEOR SHOWER
This week, Earth is passing through a stream of debris from an unknown source, and the encounter is causing a meteor shower in broad daylight. The shooting stars are mostly invisible to the human eye. Astronomers know the shower is underway because the meteors reflect radio waves.
Israeli Ambassador to US: Trump will address problems of Iran deal in time
Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer said that those criticizing President Donald Trump’s lack of action on his campaign promise to “rip up” the Iran deal should be patient as the administration is working through how to address the deal’s flaws. Speaking at the American Jewish Committee’s Global Forum in Washington on Monday, Dermer specifically singled out the administration’s acknowledgment of the “fatal” flaw of the deal’s sunset clause…
US Congress passes resolution marking Jerusalem unification
Marking fifty years since the outbreak of the Six Day War, the US Senate on Monday passed a resolution celebrating Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided” capital and calling on the Trump administration to move the US embassy there. The non-binding Senate measure was introduced by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the chamber’s top-ranking Democrat, and passed with overwhelming bipartisan support with a final vote of 90-0.
Israeli researchers show how malware can steal data from Wi-Fi routers
Hackers may be able to siphon sensitive files, passwords and other private data through the flickering LED signal lights of common Wi-Fi routers, Ben-Gurion University researchers have found. In a recently completed study, Dr. Mordechai Guri and his team demonstrated how a type of malware they developed – dubbed “xLED” – can silently override LED functionality by infecting firmware within the device.
EU to give 50m euros to new African fighting force
The European Union has agreed to give more than 50m euros to fund a new African joint military force in the Sahel region. The force will be made up of troops from Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso and Niger, known as the Sahel G-5. Its main mission will be to combat jihadist groups active in the region, as well as tackle trafficking networks and illegal migration.
Qatar row: Calls for diplomatic talks to end Gulf crisis
Qatar is backing plans for talks with its regional rivals as a diplomatic row gathers pace. Several countries have cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism in the Gulf region. Neighbours including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have closed their airspace to Qatari planes.
Loujain al-Hathloul: Saudi women’s driving activist arrested
A Saudi rights activist who was detained for 73 days for flouting the country’s ban on female drivers has been arrested again. Loujain al-Hathloul was picked up at King Fahad International Airport in Dammam on 4 June, the human rights group Amnesty International says. It says Ms Hathloul has been denied access to a lawyer or her family.
Ecowas agrees to admit Morocco to West African body
West African regional group Ecowas has in principle approved Morocco’s membership application despite the country being in North Africa. But Ecowas leaders meeting in Liberia said the implications of its membership still needed to be considered before Morocco could formally join. King Mohammed VI was not at the summit because Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been invited.
Exclusive Test Data: Many Colleges Fail to Improve Critical-Thinking Skills
Freshmen and seniors at about 200 colleges across the U.S. take a little-known test every year to measure how much better they get at learning to think. The results are discouraging. At more than half of schools, at least a third of seniors were unable to make a cohesive argument, assess the quality of evidence in a document or interpret data in a table…
A Virginia imam said female genital mutilation prevents ‘hypersexuality,’ leading to calls for his dismissal
A Virginia mosque has publicly condemned the words of its leading imam, highlighting lingering divisions among Muslim leaders over the controversial and widely rejected practice of female genital mutilation. The Board of Directors at the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church said Monday that Imam Shaker Elsayed’s seeming endorsement of the outlawed practice as “the honorable thing to do if needed” ran afoul of both U.S. and Islamic law.
Congressman calls for Christian holy war on Islamic radicals: ‘Kill them all’
A U.S. congressman from Louisiana posted Sunday on Facebook that “all of Christendom” is at war with “Islamic horror” and all “radicalized Islamic suspects” should be hunted and killed. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., posted following a terror attack in London over the weekend that left at least six people dead.
13 Alabama counties saw 85 percent drop in food stamp participation after work requirements restarted
Thirteen previously exempted Alabama counties saw an 85 percent drop in food stamp participation after work requirements were put in place on Jan. 1, according to the Alabama Department of Human Resources. The counties…had been exempt from a change that limited able-bodied adults without dependents to three months of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits within a three-year time frame unless they were working or participating in an approved training program.
US company to start trials ‘reawakening the dead’ in Latin America ‘in a few months’ – and this is how they’ll do it
The first attempts to bring people back from the dead are slated to start this year.
Bioquark, a Philadelphia-based company, announced in late 2016 that they believe brain death is not ‘irreversible’. And now, CEO Ira Pastor has revealed they will soon be testing an unprecedented stem cell method on patients in an unidentified country in Latin America, confirming the details in the next few months. To be declared officially dead in the majority of countries, you have to experience complete and irreversible loss of brain function, or ‘brain death’.
UN human rights chief calls on Israel to end ‘occupation of Palestinian territory’
The United Nations human rights chief called on Tuesday for an end to Israel’s “occupation of Palestinian territory,” saying it would benefit both sides after 50 years of enmity. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, in a speech opening a three-week session of the UN Human Rights Council, said that the Palestinian people
were marking “a half-century of deep suffering under an occupation imposed by military force.”
Russia scrambles jet fighter to intercept U.S. bomber over Baltic Sea
A Russian Su-27 jet fighter intercepted a U.S. B-52 strategic bomber on Russia’s border over the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, Russian news agencies quoted Russia’s Defence Ministry as saying. The bomber was flying along the Russian border but over neutral waters, RIA cited the ministry as saying.
Palestinian Activist Calls for Another 100 Years of Jihad to ‘Send Those Jews Back to Where They Came From’
Palestinian activist Muhammad Al-Shajrawi called on Palestinians to wage 100 more years of jihad against Israel, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
WHO: United States Among Least Polluting Nations on the Planet
Despite recent attempts to paint the United States as a major global polluter, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. is among the cleanest nations on the planet.
NATO Splinters: Germany Says “Has No Choice But To Pull Out” Troops From Turkey’s Incirlik Airbase
Diplomatic relations between Germany and Turkey hit rock bottom on Monday when Germany’s foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel said his country has no choice but to begin the process of pulling its forces out of Turkey’s Incirlik air force base as the Turkish government will not allow all German lawmakers to visit troops there.
$75,560: The Cost Of Housing A Prisoner For One Year In California
Californians have grown accustomed over the years to massively overpaying for public services and infrastructure projects.  That said, the cost of providing the best healthcare money can buy and luxurious accommodations to the state’s 130,000 prisoners is starting to move beyond outrageous, even by California standards.
Japanese tourists shot dead in Philippines, bodies cut into pieces and thrown into sea
Two Japanese tourists taking a boat ride around islands in southwestern Philippines were allegedly shot dead, and their bodies cut into pieces and thrown into the sea, local officials said. The tourists were reported missing since 30 May and authorities initially suspected the role of Abu Sayyaf militants, who are known for abducting foreign tourists.
Reporter Trolls Kathy Griffin with Photoshopped ‘Beheading’
After comedian Kathy Griffin’s Friday press conference defending her photo posing with a bloody “head” of President Donald Trump, a reporter challenged her with a photo of his own.

Monday, June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017

President Rivlin on Italy’s National Day: Time for our Friends to Recognize Jerusalem as our Capital
“We might have some disagreement over the borders of Israel’s capital,” Rivlin conceded, “But we all agree that Jerusalem is and will remain Israel’s capital. It is time to translate this truth into a fact.”
Historic-artifact replica, or demonic harbinger?
..why is a reconstruction of a gateway to a temple of a pagan god whose rites were marked by child sacrifice and ritual prostitution being so persistently publicized at globally important gatherings? One rabbi, a member of the nascent Sanhedrin attempting to recreate the ancient Jewish legal body, sees dire implications in the repeated use of the arch.
The Left’s Unilateral Suicide Pact
A rethinking of immigration policies is off the table. Nothing that an Islamic terrorist can do will ever shake the left-wing commitment to open borders — not mass sexual assaults, not the deliberate slaughter of gays, and not, as in Manchester, the killing of young girls.
Zion Oil Company begins drilling in Israel
a Texas-based company, has announced that it has spud [started to drill] the Megiddo-Jezreel #1, a deep, on-shore well located in Israel’s Jezreel Valley, near Beit Sh’ean. “We anticipate drilling through at least four different geologic strata with oil and gas potential,” stated Victor G. Carrillo, Zion’s CEO. “It has been a complicated and difficult multi-year journey to get to this point, but our entire team is very excited to see this project finally come to fruition.”
Shooting and explosion in possible terror attack in Australia
One person was killed in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia Monday afternoon and another taken hostage by a gunman who claimed he was acting on behalf of the ISIS terror group.Police say an explosion was heard on Bay Street in Brighton at roughly 4:30 p.m. local time.
Israel’s alleged 1967 nuclear ‘doomsday operation’ plan to be revealed
One of Israel’s greatest wartime secrets is due to be revealed on Monday – a so-called last gasp nuclear “doomsday operation” to avoid defeat in the imminent 1967 Six Day War.
Senate Committee Launches First New Clinton Corruption Investigation
Senate Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has launched a new investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s effort to thwart a Bangladesh government corruption probe of Muhammad Yunus, a Clinton Foundation donor and close friend of the Clintons. The Iowa Republican’s effort is the first new official inquiry of Clinton since her unexpected loss in the 2016 presidential election to President Donald Trump. Trump’s supporters often chanted “lock her up” during his many boisterous campaign rallies.
Five countries cut links with Qatar
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have severed their ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and opening up the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world. Saudi Arabia accused Qatar of backing militant groups – some backed by regional arch-rival Iran – and broadcasting their ideology, an apparent reference to Qatar’s influential state-owned satellite channel al Jazeera.
London terror attack: May calls assault attack on free world, threat level remains severe
“It is now clear that, sadly, victims came from a number of nationalities. This was an attack on London and the United Kingdom, but it was also an attack on the free world,” she said in an interview with BBC.
The gifts of the Holy Spirit are for everyone, Pope Francis says
Pope Francis addressed around 50,000 members of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal movement during an ecumenical prayer vigil inside Rome’s Circus Maximus on June 3.
Poll: Major Majority of Israelis Want Sovereignty in Jerusalem, Not ‘Peace Deal’
While it is often reported that most Israelis favor a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an entirely different picture emerges once Jerusalem is added to the equation, a new survey has found.
Ambassador Haley: UNHRC Must Stop Wrongly Singling Out Israel Or We’ll Quit
US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley on Friday wrote in a Washington Post op-ed the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is singling out Israel for relentless condemnations, while truly heinous regimes such as Venezuela and Cuba go scot-free because they are members of the Council.
Analysis: Upheaval in Gulf as UAE, Saudi, Bahrain sever Qatar ties
On Monday…the tiny Gulf State of Bahrain announced it was cutting ties with Qatar and closing its sea and air borders with the country. Minutes later Al-Arabiya announced the Saudi Arabia and the UAE would follow suit and Qatari citizens would have 14 days to leave the country. An hour later Egypt joined in the sanctions. The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain…accusing Qatar of supporting “Iranian backed terror groups,” spreading “strife” and “instability” and supporting “al-Qaeda ideology.”
Report: PA halts payments to 250 Hamas-linked prisoners freed by Israel
Hamas-linked media reported on Monday that the Palestinian Authority had stopped paying salaries to some 250 Palestinian security prisoners released from Israeli jails due to their affiliation with the Gaza-based terrorist group. The report by Hamas organ al-Risalah allegedly cited a PA source who said the former prisoners facing stipend cuts from the Palestinian Authority were residents of the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem and all associated with Hamas.
Israel expects change in UN voting patterns, Netanyahu says after Africa trip
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned Monday morning from less than 12 hours in Liberia, stating that his appearance at the 15 member ECOWAS summit opened numerous doors for Israel in Africa. Netanyahu met with 10 African leaders…meeting each for about 30 minutes. Netanyahu told reporters…that in each of the meetings he told the African leaders that Israel expected a change in their voting patterns in international forums.
Denmark freezes $8m. in Palestinian NGO funding
Denmark has frozen $8 million in donor funding it had earmarked for 24 Palestinian and pro-Palestinian NGOs, pending an investigation to ensure that the funds will be used for peaceful and constructive purposes. The country’s Foreign Ministry on Friday issued a statement about the suspension of funding, which is organized through the umbrella organization of the Al-Bireh-based Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat.
Colombia peace deal: Rebels threaten demobilisation delay
Colombia’s Farc rebels have threatened to delay their demobilisation, saying the government has repeatedly broken the terms of last year’s peace deal. Farc leader Rodrigo Londono, known as Timochenko, made the warning after the arrest of a rebel – a move that went against the terms of the deal. President Juan Manuel Santos said there had been “confusion” over the arrest and the situation was being resolved.
London attack: Tech firms fight back in extremism row
Technology companies have defended their handling of extremist content following the London terror attack. Prime Minister Theresa May called for areas of the internet to be closed because tech giants had provided a “safe space” for terrorist ideology. But Google said it had already spent hundreds of millions of pounds on tackling the problem. Facebook and Twitter said they were working hard to rid their networks of terrorist activity and support.
Russia tests Zircon hypersonic missile system, which it says makes U.S. defenses obsolete
Russia declared today its first test of a hypersonic missile, a year ahead of schedule. Defense analysts proclaimed the test made U.S. missile defense systems obsolete…The Russian international news site Sputnik suggested the missile, named Zircon, could be installed on Pyotr Veliky, the country’s nuclear-powered missile strike ship. Analysts stated the missile concept can fly at 4,600 miles per hour — that’s 6 times the speed of sound — and would be practically impervious to missile defense systems…
Chinese working on gigantic warship unlike anything the world has ever seen
The Chinese government is reportedly working to develop a revolutionary new warship that would merge the size and strength of large conventional ships with the ability to submerge underwater. In an article for Popular Science, Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer wrote there are reports “circulating on Chinese websites—including the Wuhan city government site—mention that Chinese institutions are conducting studies on gigantic submersible arsenal ships.”
Putin Hints JFK Was Murdered By The “Deep State” Which Is Now After Trump And Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin strongly denied he had any compromising material about U.S. President Donald Trump in a televised interview broadcast on Sunday.  “Well, this is just another load of nonsense. Do you think we’re gathering compromising information on all of them right now or something? Have you all lost your senses?”
Japan Holds Evacuation Drills Amid Growing Concerns Over North Korea’s Missile Tests
The Japanese government is actively attempting to help the public prepare for the worst by putting on its website a list of tips in case a missile lands in Japanese territory. The tips include “take shelter in a robust building nearby” and “move away from windows or, if possible, move to a room without windows.”
California Senate Passes Bill Allowing Third Gender Option on IDs
California lawmakers voted to pass a bill Wednesday that will add a third gender option – non-binary – on state identification cards.
 Outrageous-Palestinian Authority Forces Christians to Fast In Public during ramadan
The PA has called on Palestinian police to arrest anyone seen eating in public, including Christians, during Islam’s month of Ramadan, which started this week.
U.S. schools ‘bowing’ to Islam during Ramadan
High schools across America are being pressured to offer time off school, in-school prayer rooms, and special dietary demands by Muslim students observing the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. One campus in Brooklyn has agreed not to serve food at its prom until after sundown while another school in upstate New York is setting up prayer rooms to satisfy the demands of students who observe Ramadan.
The Death Of American Manufacturing In 1 Simple Chart
Manufacturing’s share of all U.S. employment fell to an all-time record low of 8.48% in May. While blame has been laid at the foot of globalization and technology, in fact it has been an almost non-stop decline since the end of World War 2.
It Begins! Close Obama Ally Convicted of 18 Felonies! Faces Life In Prison!
Close Obama ally, Florida Democrat Corrine Brown, faces what could amount to life in prison after being convicted of 18 felonies! As she was stealing scholarship money from school children, Corrine Brown flew with Obama, partied with Pelosi, and campaigned for Clinton, and she was a Superdelegate!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

June 4, 2017

Top Palestinian official: Western Wall should stay under Israeli sovereignty
Senior Palestinian Authority official Jibril Rajoub said Saturday evening that the Palestinians recognize that the Western Wall should stay under Israeli sovereignty in any peace agreement, however the Temple Mount should not. In an interview on Channel 2’s ‘Meet the Press,’ Rajoub stated that “We understand that the Western Wall must be under Jewish sovereignty, but the Temple Mount is ours.”
Mosul battle: ‘Dozens of civilians killed’ fleeing IS-held district
Dozens of civilians have been killed in Mosul while fleeing a district held by so-called Islamic State (IS) in the Iraqi city, reports say. A Reuters TV crew found the bodies of men, women and children lying in a street in the Zanjili district. It is not clear how exactly the civilians were killed. A US aid worker was quoted as saying that IS had been shooting people trying to escape.
White House to ramp up infrastructure effort in coming days
The White House will kick its major infrastructure initiative into high gear next week with a string of high-profile events aimed at ramping up support for one of President Trump’s chief campaign promises. The administration had been under increasing pressure to show progress on the $1 trillion rebuilding package, which Trump broadly outlined in his budget proposal last week.
Over 1,000 Stores Close in a Single Week
It’s been a tough week for the retail industry, with more than 1,000 stores closing their doors for good…Michael Kors announced it would be closing over 100 locations, and…Radio Shack closed 1,000 locations across America…More than 100,000 retail workers have lost their jobs since October 2016.
Defense Secretary Mattis turns up heat on North Korea and China
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis turned up the heat on North Korea and its main benefactor, China, on Saturday, calling the North Koreans a “clear and present danger” and chastising the Chinese for coercive behavior in the South China Sea. His sharp words for both countries suggest he believes China will, out of self-interest, exert leverage on North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile programs even as Washington pushes Beijing to change course in the South China Sea.
United Airlines ends flights to Venezuela, further isolating country
United Airlines will end its daily flight service to Venezuela in July, further isolating the crisis-hit South American country from international travel…Many airlines have left after a protracted dispute over billions of dollars they say the government owes them. They say President Nicolas Maduro’s administration has failed to reimburse companies in hard currency for ticket sales in local currency, as per strict currency controls in the socialist nation.
149 Dead So Far In Ramadan Attacks
Significant terrorist attacks have sprung up across the globe since the beginning of Muslim holy month of Ramadan May 26, with current counts confirming three attacks and 149 dead, and a reported Saturday incident on London Bridge still developing. Islamist terrorist groups usually use the holiday to mount more significant terrorist attacks, and promise their followers extra benefits for dying in such attacks during the holy month.
Slashing of West Bank home plans frustrate settlers
Israeli settlers have learned that the Civil Administration’s High Planning Council, which will convene this week—for the first time during Donald Trump’s presidency—will not approve the construction of 4,000 housing units as originally planned, but only 2,291. According to them, of the units that will be approved, only a few hundred are planned for immediate construction.
Vice President Pence urges Congress to complete Obamacare repeal
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday urged the Republican-controlled Congress to complete the job of dismantling Obamacare this summer and move on quickly to another big-ticket item on President Donald Trump’s agenda: tax cuts. Speaking days before lawmakers return to Washington amid doubts about their ability to agree on legislation, Pence sought to add urgency to the debate by warning that consumers face dwindling access to Obamacare health coverage in some states.
North Korea says rejects new sanctions, to continue nuclear program
North Korea “fully rejects” the latest U.N sanctions against its citizens and entities as a “hostile act” and will continue its nuclear weapons development without a delay, its foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The U.N. Security Council on Friday expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea after its repeated missile tests, adopting the first such resolution agreed by the United States and Pyongyang’s only major ally China since U.S. President Donald Trump took office.
6 killed, 3 suspects dead after ‘terrorist incident’ at London Bridge, Borough Market
Six people were killed, three attackers are dead and many other victims have been transported to hospitals after a “terrorist incident” in London Saturday night involving a vehicle reportedly plowing into pedestrians on London Bridge and reported stabbings at Borough Market, police said.
Parents Shocked by Adult Drag Queen Performance – at Grade School Talent Show
What in the name of Ru Paul is wrong with the New York City Board of Education? Parents are furious after children as young as 5-years-old were exposed to a man’s erotic drag show performance at what was supposed to be a school district talent show.
USA Today: “Was the spying in the Obama administration worse than Watergate?”
…Obamagate is so much worse than Watergate. So much worse. Nixon wiretapped a room. Obama illegally surveilled 1000s of Americans, including President Trump, Republican news agents, SCOTUS, hundreds of judges, businessman etc. Susan Rice and Evelyn Farkas have already admitted this was the case. So much corruption. However, it’s not just the wiretapping and surveillance that is blatantly WRONG with the Obama era…
Obama Feds Refused to Prosecute NASA Intern Caught With Child Porn
A federal attorney in California refused to prosecute a NASA intern who was caught with nearly 1000 images of child pornography on his computer, according to a Inspector General’s report obtained by The Daily Caller.
Obama collusion with Russia?
Why didn’t the media go after President Obama for collusion with Russia? Was it simply because he wasn’t President Trump? To be clear, ace investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson does not believe the sometimes cozy contacts between the Obama administration and Moscow amounted to collusion, but, she observed, “under the definition currently used by Trump critics, it would be.”
CERN Director Visits Bilderberg, Fueling Fears Collider Opens Doors to “Extra Dimensions”
The top brass of CERN, which operates the the largest particle collider in the world, is attending Bilderberg this year, rekindling fears CERN will cause unfathomable changes to human civilization and may even lead to parallel dimensions.
Remember That Time Donald Trump Approved Sale Of 20% Of US Uranium To Russia? No, Wait…..That Was Hillary
…Remember the time that President Trump gave $150 Billion to a terrorist state and a sworn enemy of the United States. Then later shipped pallets full of small denomination unmarked bills to the same terrorist state and sworn enemy Oh no, that was President BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.
Emails: Huma Abedin did ‘Russia’ favors for Clinton Foundation
… “The casual violation of laws concerning classified material and noxious influence peddling show the Clinton State Department was ‘corruption central’ in the Obama administration,” he said. “No wonder Clinton’s allies in the State and Justice Departments had been slow-walking and hiding these emails.”
Nebraska May Lose Last Obamacare Provider
Medica Health, Nebraska’s last remaining Obamacare compliant individual insurance provider, has not yet decided whether it will continue to offer plans next year, according to the Omaha World Herald. Should Medica join the ranks of providers that have left the state’s Obamacare exchanges, some 100,000 Nebraskans will be left without an option for Obamacare insurance.
Obama And Hillary’s Behavior Unreal Part Of Trump’s Term
Both former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump last week, marking the earliest time a former president attacked a sitting president in recent political history.
Lindsey Graham: Obama Admin Surveillance May Have ‘Unmasked’ My Conversation
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., in an interview on Fox News Friday, claimed that the Obama administration had improperly “unmasked” him, and worried that former FBI director James Comey would perform a “hit job on President Trump” in his testimony next week.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

June 3, 2017

Bill honoring reunification of Jerusalem makes its way through US Senate
Senator Mitch McConnell along with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer…introduced a bill this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the “reunification of Jerusalem.”…it emphasizes that for 3,000 years, Jerusalem has been “Judaism’s holiest city…”The bill also praises Egypt and Jordan for their embracing of peace with Israel…and reiterates American policy that the permanent status of Jerusalem must be determined through direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, “towards a two-state solution.”
US warns Beijing on South China Sea islands
The US will not accept China’s militarisation of man-made islands in the South China Sea, Defence Secretary James Mattis has warned. Speaking at a security conference in Singapore, he said such moves undermined regional stability. China’s territorial claims in the resource-rich South China Sea are contested by several nations.
Organic foods backed by landmark report – warning pesticides far more dangerous than was thought
Consumers should consider going organic because pesticides on foods are far more dangerous than was thought, causing damage to the human brain, a major study suggests. The research, published by the European Parliament, warns of the “very high costs” of current levels of exposure to pesticides – especially for children and pregnant women.
A big health insurer is planning to punish patients for ‘unnecessary’ ER visits
Anthem is the nation’s second-largest health insurer, with thousands of medical professionals on its payroll. Yet its Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia subsidiary has just informed its members that if they show up at the emergency room with a problem that later is deemed to have not been an emergency, their claim won’t be paid….It defined inappropriate visits as any but those that “a prudent layperson, possessing an average knowledge of medicine and health,” would believe needed immediate treatment.
Seizing of Philippines city by Islamist militants a wake-up call for Southeast Asia
At the beginning of the battle that has raged for the past 12 days in Marawi City at the southern end of the Philippines, dozens of Islamist militants stormed its prison, overwhelming the guards. “They said ‘surrender the Christians’,” said Faridah P. Ali, an assistant director of the regional prison authority. “We only had one Christian staff member so we put him with the inmates so he wouldn’t be noticed,” he said.
Boy ‘Identifying’ as Girl Swamps Opponents in Connecticut High School Track Meet
A…high school girl’s track star from New Britain, Connecticut, has lost her usual first place spot to a boy who “identifies” as a girl on an opposing high school track team, and her loss sparks many questions about fairness and rights. Freshman Andraya Yearwood, 15, a biological male who identifies as a girl, received permission to join the Cromwell High girls track team…And, all of this has occurred quite despite the fact that Yearwood has taken no steps to transition into a girl.
Puerto Rico’s Exodus Is Speeding the Island’s Economic Collapse
The choice is heartbreaking: stay to help other families, or leave to help your own That’s the calculation thousands in Puerto Rico are making. The bankruptcy of the U.S. commonwealth, the culmination of years of decline, has accelerated an exodus that’s adding to the island’s economic misery.
Clash Between Qatar And The Saudis Could Threaten OPEC Deal
The cohesion of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which includes all Arab Gulf countries, seems to be cracking.
Sweden: Three Out of Four ‘Child Refugees’ Are Actually Adults
A new study by the Swedish National Board of Medicines has found that three out of four so-called child “refugees” are actually adults, another illustration of how European people are being massively deceived about the true nature of the migrant crisis.
Trump Vows to Cut Obama Regs Draining $2 Trillion From Economy
A record-setting series of regulations issued by the outgoing Obama administration in 2016 will cost the economy nearly $2 trillion a year, but President Trump has vowed to boost the economy by cutting these regulations.
Hillary Aide Charged with Violations of Espionage Act and Conspiracy with Hostile Foreign Agents
Buried in the news of everything important by the Mainstream Media that is still protecting Hillary and Obama even after Donald Trump became president: Report what we need to report and cover up what we need to cover up.
Obama’s shadow government grows roots in Washington President Obama has bought the mansion he’s been renting in the nation’s capital to wage war against his successor’s administration.
Secret Court Rebukes Obama NSA for 5-year Illegal Surveillance of U.S. citizens
There is no doubt that Obama illegally abused his power against United States Citizens using the NSA as well the IRS and every other letter agency. Well we just got some more evidence that he was spying on us and a a secret court that called the matter a “very serious” constitutional issue.When does Obama get to wear an orange jumpsuit?