15 Sep 2017

Jonathan Cahn’s ‘Paradigm’ likens Hillary to … Jezebel
“‘The Paradigm’ is basically this – that there is something in the Bible, something that goes back almost 3,000 years, from Israel, that turns out to be a master blueprint behind everything that is happening right now. In America and in the world,” The messianic rabbi says two specific figures in American politics today fit the pattern of Ahab and Jezebel.

North Korea Fires Another Missile Over Japan
Sirens in Japan went off on Friday after North Korea fired what is believed to be a medium-range ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on Friday. The missile was fired from the district of Sunan in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, home to the country’s main airport

Russia, Turkey, Iran agree on Syria de-escalation zones
Russia, Turkey and Iran have agreed to set up de-escalation zones in Syria for six months, negotiators for the three nations said in a joint statement on Friday after talks in Kazakhstan.

22 injured in London train bombing
‘Fireball’ devastates London underground train, say witnesses. At least 22 injured. Police investigating incident as terror attack.

Do 40,000 Lightning Strikes Over SoCal Point To A Mega Quake On The Horizon?
The electric storm was most active on Sunday with an amazing 5,000 lightning bolts in the area over a three-hour period. NWS Los Angeles took to Twitter to report the tremendous display. The intense storm brought plenty of lightning to the Golden state’s southern region, but almost no rain.

Moscow rejects Israeli request for buffer zone in Syria
Russia rejected a request from Jerusalem for a 60-kilometer buffer zone between the Golan Heights and any Iranian-backed militias in Syria, and is only promising that the Shi’ite fighters would not come any closer to Israel than 5 kilometers… Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had raised the issue with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump, including in July in advance of Syrian cease-fire talks.

Iran pays $830 million to Hezbollah
Two years after the nuclear deal was signed by Iran and world powers, the Islamic Republic is reported to have boosted its financial support to Hezbollah to $800 million a year, a dramatic increase from the $200m. it was said to be giving its proxy when sanctions were in place. Hezbollah, one of the most prominent terrorist organizations in the world, has become bogged down fighting in Syria for Bashar Assad.

Report: Egypt proposes new formula for prisoner swap talks
Egypt has proposed a new plan to jumpstart prisoner swap talks between Israel and Hamas…According to the Egyptian plan, Israel would turn over 39 Palestinian bodies including those of 19 Hamas terrorists, which it took captive during Operation Protective Edge in 2014, to Hamas in return for information on Israeli soldiers’ bodies and civilians believed to be held in Gaza.

North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan
North Korea has fired a ballistic missile across Japan, creating new tension in the region after its nuclear bomb test less than two weeks ago. The missile reached an altitude of about 770km (478 miles), travelling 3,700km before landing in the sea off Hokkaido, South Korea’s military says. It flew higher and further than one fired over Japan late last month.

Parsons Green: London Underground blast is terror incident
An explosion on a Tube train in south-west London is being treated as terrorism, Scotland Yard has said. Passengers were injured in the blast at 08:20 BST at Parsons Green station on the District Line. Pictures show a white bucket on fire inside a supermarket bag, but do not appear to show extensive damage to the inside of the carriage.

Iraq: At least 60 die in twin attacks near Nasiriya
At least 60 people have been killed in two attacks in southern Iraq, police and health officials say. A suicide bomber detonated a vest and gunmen opened fire inside a restaurant near Nasiriya, capital of Dhiqar province, security sources said. Soon afterwards, a car bomb exploded at a nearby checkpoint.

Canada now investigates ‘climate denial’
It’s like something out of George Orwell’s 1984. Canada’s Competition Bureau, an arm’s length agency funded by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to the tune of almost $50 million annually, investigated three organizations accused of denying mainstream climate science for over a year, following a complaint from an environmental group.

Trump administration backs bill to halt aid to Palestinians
The Trump administration is backing legislation that would suspend US financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority until it ends…a long-standing practice of rewarding Palestinians who kill Americans and Israelis…President Donald Trump raised the issue with President Mahmoud Abbas …in May. “Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded,” Trump reportedly told Abbas…

Irma death toll at 82 as 1.5 million without power in storm’s wake
The death toll from Hurricane Irma was at 82 early on Friday as 1.5 million homes and businesses in Florida remained without power in sweltering heat…NextEra Energy Inc’s (NEE.N) FPL, Florida’s biggest electric company, said…1.1 million customers had no power, while Duke Energy Corp (DUK.N) reported that more than 371,000 customers were in the dark and Tampa Electric…reported about 39,000 were without power.

Trump’s Caribbean villa survives Irma; other celebs weren’t so lucky
President Trump’s $17 million “chateau” on the Caribbean island of St. Martin survived Hurricane Irma nearly unscathed, unlike the rest of the French/Dutch island — and in contrast to the fate suffered by other celebrities’ properties in the path of the monster storm still raging in Florida.

Russia Kicks Off “Biggest Display Of Military Power Since The Cold War”
Russia’s “Zapad-2017” wargames, which launched today, involves 70 planes and helicopters, 280 tanks, 200 artillery weapons, ten ships, 200 “heavy weapons and guns” and other military equipment. According to NATO, it will also include no less than 100,000 troops.

Korean group demands US be turned to ‘ashes and darkness’
A North Korean organisation demanded Thursday that the United States be “beaten to death” like a “rabid dog” for spearheading fresh UN sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest nuclear test, adding ally Japan should be “sunken into the sea”.

U.S. extends some Iran sanctions relief under nuclear deal
The United States on Thursday extended some sanctions relief for Iran under the 2015 nuclear deal, the State Department said, but no decision has been made on whether to preserve the deal itself.

CalPERS Slashes Pension Payments To Retirees In Two More California Towns By Up To 90%
While we’ve yet to experience any large municipal pension failures, which is just a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’, the small pension failures sprinkled across the state of California are starting to pile up.

Implanted Microchip To Replace Credit Cards, Car Keys
A microchip embedded under the skin will replace credit cards and keys according to Stephen Ray, who has already overseen a program for Sweden’s largest state owned train operator that allows customers to scan their chips instead of using tickets.