31 Aug 2017

Irma Turning Into Monster Hurricane: “Highest Windspeed Forecasts I’ve Ever Seen”
Hurricane Irma continues to strengthen much faster than pretty much any computer model predicted as of yesterday or even this morning. Per the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) latest update, Irma is currently a Cat-3 storm with sustained winds of 115 mph but is expected to strengthen to a devastating Cat-5 with winds that could top out at 180 mph or more.

Irma may become Category 4 hurricane while tracking across Atlantic; Will it affect the US?
Far across the Atlantic, just west of the Cabo Verde Islands, Irma has strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane as of Thursday midday. Irma became a tropical storm at midday on Wednesday. “There is the potential for Irma to ramp up to a powerful hurricane in the coming days,” “Irma is likely to become a major hurricane and could become a Category 4 well before it reaches the Lesser Anteilles,” Kottlowski said. A Category 4 hurricane has sustained winds of 130-156 mph

Hurricane Katrina, Harvey, and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
No sooner than the Trump trio, of White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt and Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategy Dina Habib Powell (born in Egypt and living in Texas), came to the Middle East, meeting with Israeli and Palestinian officials, then shuttling to meetings with leaders of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan, to try and restart the Israeli-Palestinian “Peace Process,” Hurricane Harvey began to hit Texas, with its G-D given power of destruction. Now, exactly twelve years later, Louisiana is being hit again too.

Irma expected to be hurricane by week’s end
Tropical Storm Irma picked up strength Wednesday and is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday or Friday, making it the fourth hurricane of an increasingly busy season.

Eclipse Prophecies Foretold Hurricane Harvey as Hand of God Revealed in Heavens
One week before a rare solar eclipse transversed the continental United States, Breaking Israel News ran a series of articles concerning the prophetic implications of the event. Four days later, a hurricane of Biblical proportions slammed into the Gulf Coast of Texas, conforming precisely to the predictions and leading to deeper understandings of the prophecies.

Asteroid Florence NEARS: Huge 5km-wide asteroid heads to Earth and you can see it TONIGHT
Asteroid 1981 ET3, also known as Florence, will skim past Earth on September 1 at a distance of seven million kilometres.

Jews pray outside ‘Messianic Jewish’ church in Arad
Messianic Judaism is a Christian movement which claims to “combine” Christianity with Judaism. Followers believe that Jesus is the messiah, but follow various elements of Jewish tradition.

‘Fake News is at its peak’
“They present Israel as an isolated state, as a backward country, they simply do not want Israeli citizens to see success. It just does not fit their narrative, but what can we do? Everyone sees the success,” said the prime minister. “The ‘Fake News’ industry is at its peak.

After tense negotiations, UN agrees to renew peacekeepers in Lebanon
The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted to renew the mandate for a peacekeeping mission in Lebanon on Wednesday, following tense negotiations amid US and Israeli criticism that UN troops should do more to stop Hezbollah gaining arms. The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) – established in 1978 – patrols Lebanon’s southern border with Israel.

Americans Spend More on Taxes Than Food and Clothing Combined
Americans on average spent more on taxes in 2016 than they did on food and clothing combined, according to data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The same data also shows that in three years—from 2013 to 2016—the average tax bill for Americans increased 41.13 percent…The average tax bill for American “consumer units” increased from $7,423 in 2013 to $10,489 in 2016, according to data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Jordan refuses to accept Israeli ambassador’s return
Five weeks after the evacuation of the Israeli embassy in Jordan following the attack incident in which an Israeli security guard shot and killed two Jordanians in apparent self defense, Israeli Ambassador to Jordan Einat Shlain and the embassy staff have yet to return to Jordan, and the diplomatic crisis is far from being resolved.

Google-funded thinktank fired scholar over criticism of tech firm
An influential Washington thinktank that has received more than $21m in funding from Google and its chairman Eric Schmidt dropped a team of scholars after its leader wrote an article praising the European Union’s decision to fine the tech giant.

Houston floods: ‘Worst not yet over,’ says Texas governor
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has said “the worst is not yet over” for the south-east of the US state, after devastating Tropical Storm Harvey. Rain continues to fall, he said, and flooding in certain areas may last another week. More than 20 people are reported dead and large parts of Houston, Port Arthur and Beaumont are under water.

University Fires Professor Who Called Hurricane Harvey “Karma” For Texas
“…assistant professor of sociology Kenneth Storey made comments on a private Twitter account that do not reflect UT’s community views or values. We condemn the comments and the sentiment behind them…Storey has been relieved of his duties at UT…”

As Harvey Moves Inland, A New Hurricane Is Forming Over The Atlantic
“There is the potential to ramp up to a powerful hurricane in the coming days…”

Mueller teams up with New York attorney general in Manafort probe
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is working with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on its investigation into Paul Manafort and his financial transactions, according to several people familiar with the matter.

Wait . . . did Louis Farrakhan just declare Jesus is Lord?
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is 84 years old. We all know the Islamic radicalism and racial division he’s been preaching for decades, so there’s no reason to go over it in detail here. But what’s this? Farrakhan released this video yesterday, and if it’s what it appears to be on first glace, he’s made quite a radical change of direction:

Priest Resigns Over Hindu Procession
A Catholic vicar in North Africa resigned in disgrace Monday, following church officials’ outrage at his decision to welcome a Hindu procession into the cathedral.

Liberals Now Want to Abolish ‘Father’s Day’- Here’s What They Want it Changed To
Political correctness is not just spreading out of control in the United States, it has now spread to Australia.  A campaign was launched to rename “Father’s Day” and the idea is gaining traction among certain groups. The campaign was launched by Red Ruby Scarlet, who has a doctorate in early childhood studies, and thinks that Father’s Day is unfair to children that have no father present in their life. As a result, Scarlet is proposing that ‘Father’s Day’ be changed to “Special Persons’ Day.”