20 July 2017

Trump to Republicans: If you don’t repeal Obamacare, you’re fired!
President Trump harkened back to his days on “The Apprentice” Wednesday, telling Republican senators that if they didn’t repeal and replace Obamacare they could hear, “You’re fired” at their next election. “Inaction is not an option, and frankly, I don’t think we should leave town unless we have a health insurance plan,” he said at a lunch with Senate Republicans hastily called after they failed to find 50 votes to move forward with two different approaches to Obamacare earlier this week.

Breitbart’s Boyle: Our Goal Is the ‘Elimination of the Entire Mainstream Media’
“The goal eventually is the full destruction and elimination of the entire mainstream media. We envision a day when CNN is no longer in business. We envision a day when the New York Times closes its doors. I think that day is possible,” he said in his speech to the Phyllis Schlafly Collegians Leadership Summit.

Thousands of firefighters battle California blaze, now at 48K acres
firefighters are now battling the Detwiler Fire near California’s Yosemite National Park, officials said. Cal Fire late Wednesday that more than 48,000 acres have burned so far and that the blaze, which started Sunday and spread quickly, remains only 7 percent contained.

Iraq to buy ‘large batch’ of advanced Russian T-90 tanks – Kremlin
Moscow and Baghdad have struck a major deal to deliver “a large batch” of advanced Russian-made T-90 tanks to the Iraqi military, a Kremlin official said. The T-90s will reinforce the Iraqis’ M1A1 Abrams fleet damaged in the fight against Islamists.

Senator McCain diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer
“It takes people’s lives almost uniformly … The tumor cells are very resistant to conventional therapy, such as radiation and chemotherapy. It’s a poor prognosis,” said Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, who chairs the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington.

IDF readies 5 battalions in case Temple Mount clashes spread to West Bank
Israeli security services prepare for large numbers of Israeli Arabs from east Jerusalem and elsewhere in Israel who are expected to make their way to the capital to join Friday prayers outside the Temple Mount

Fish Fall From The Sky in Annual Miracle That Feeds the Poor
In Honduras, the annual rain of fish has fallen. At least once a year, sometimes twice, usually around May or June, fish rain down from the heavens onto Yoro, Honduras. The locals call it Lluvia de Peces (downpour of fish) and claim it has been happening every year or about one hundred years. One rabbi claims this strange occurrence is a wakeup call warning of things to come. No one has actually seen the fish falling from the sky. Simply put, after a heavy rain, the ground will suddenly be covered with fish. The residents collect the fish for their kitchen tables, but selling it is prohibited. Despite several attempts to discover the source of the strange phenomenon, scientists remain baffled.

IDF to boost presence in West Bank as Temple Mount tensions flare
As the tension surrounding Israel’s decision to place metal detectors at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount refuses to die down, the Israeli army announced Thursday that it will place five extra battalions in the West Bank ahead of Friday prayers. The troops are supposed to safeguard the West Bank area in case of an escalation, which seems likelier than ever as the protest continues in full swing.

Nikki Haley discusses Hezbollah threat with UN Special Coordinator
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley met with UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag on Wednesday and discussed ways to advance the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the war between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006 and called for the disarmament of all armed groups in Lebanon…Haley emphasized the need for the international community to “apply more pressure on Hezbollah to disarm and cease its destabilizing behavior, especially toward Israel.”

Germany warns citizens of Turkey risks amid arrests
The German government has warned its citizens and firms they face the risk of “arbitrary” arrest in Turkey. “People who are travelling to Turkey for private or business reasons are urged to exercise increased caution,” the German foreign ministry said. Firms face investment risks in Turkey because of Turkish legal deficiencies, the ministry said.

Venezuela crisis: Violence fears as strike action begins
The head of the Organization of American States (OAS) has warned of a “calamitous deterioration” of the situation in Venezuela. “The fear we have, and which we are afraid to say out loud, is that this situation could turn into a bloodbath,” he said. The warning came shortly before a 24-hour strike began on Thursday.

Uruguay pharmacies start selling recreational marijuana
Uruguay has become the first country in the world to legally sell marijuana for recreational use. Sixteen pharmacies started dispensing marijuana on Wednesday, Almost 5,000 people have signed up to a national registry to be able to buy marijuana legally. They will be able to buy up to 10g (0.35oz) a week and no more than 40g a month.

Syria war: Trump ‘ends CIA arms programme for rebels’
US President Donald Trump has ended the CIA’s clandestine programme to provide weapons and supplies to Syrian rebel groups, officials have said. The programme began in 2013 as Mr Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, decided to put pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to stand down. The decision to halt it was made almost a month ago, by which time the flow of arms had already slowed significantly.

Palestinian Authority’s 2017 Budget Shows ‘Huge Increase’ in Funding for Terror Payments
The Palestinian Authority’s 2017 budget shows a “huge increase” in the funding of salaries for imprisoned terrorists and the families of “martyrs,” an Israeli research institute revealed on Wednesday. According to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), the amount of money allocated by the PA for payments to terrorists jailed in Israel rose 13% this year to $158 million — compared to $135 million in 2016.

Israel faces mounting Palestinian anger over holy site metal detectors
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is weighing whether to remove metal detectors at a Jerusalem holy site whose installation after a deadly attack last week has stoked Palestinian protests, an Israeli cabinet minister said on Thursday. There have been nightly confrontations between Palestinians hurling rocks and Israeli police using stun grenades in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem since the devices were placed on Sunday at entrances to the Temple Mount-Noble Sanctuary compound.

Russia says in talks with U.S. to create cyber security working group: RIA
Moscow and Washington are in talks to create a joint cyber security working group, RIA news agency reported on Thursday, citing Russia’s special envoy on cyber security Andrey Krutskikh. Russia said last week that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had discussed forming a group on cyber security..

North Korean Police Beat People To Death To Avoid Wasting Bullets In Brutal Public Executions 
The people of North Korea have experienced unspeakable horrors in their society, as extreme human rights violations are reportedly common aspects of life in the hermit kingdom.

The man who wants to bring the BRAIN DEAD back to life:
Sergei Paylian was only 14 years old when he was horrified by the death of his young, attractive neighbor in Tbilisi, Georgia. As was the local Soviet custom at the time, her open coffin was carried through the street to the sound of music as a shocked teenage Sergei looked on, confronted for the first time with the issue of his own mortality.

John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer
Just days after John McCain had a blood clot removed above his left eye, late on Wednesday his office announced that McCain has a brain tumor associated with the removed blood clot. In a statement doctors revealed that McCain has beendiagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer.

UK, Dutch & Danish navies escort Chinese warships heading to Baltic for drills
British, Dutch and Danish ships have escorted a trio of Chinese vessels which are heading to the Baltic Sea to conduct the first stage of joint drills with Russian ships.

Facebook Abruptly Blocks Dozens Of Catholic Pages, Accuses Popular Accounts Of ‘Suspicious Activities’
Tech giant Facebook is allegedly cracking down on Catholic pages, blocking dozens of accounts without an explanation. The Silicon Valley company accused the pages of engaging in “suspicious activities.”

France’s Armed Forces Chief Resigns After Clash With Macron Over Budget Cuts
Top general accuses Macron of borderline Erdoganism