2 Nov 2017

The war against Pope Francis
Pope Francis is one of the most hated men in the world today. Those who hate him most are not atheists, or protestants, or Muslims, but some of his own followers. Outside the church he is hugely popular as a figure of almost ostentatious modesty and humility. From the moment that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio became pope in 2013, his gestures caught the world’s imagination: the new pope drove a Fiat, carried his own bags and settled his own bills in hotels; he asked, of gay people, “Who am I to judge?” and washed the feet of Muslim women refugees. But within the church, Francis has provoked a ferocious backlash from conservatives who fear that this spirit will divide the church, and could even shatter it. This summer, one prominent English priest said to me: “We can’t wait for him to die. It’s unprintable what we say in private. Whenever two priests meet, they talk about how awful Bergoglio is … he’s like Caligula.

‘It’s OK to be white’ stickers spark police probes
There’s a manhunt on – or womanhunt, if that’s your gender preference – for “racists” in Massachusetts, Ohio, Louisiana, Washington, Alabama and Canada who had the audacity to terrorize by posting signs and stickers that read, “It’s OK to be white.”

Facebook, Twitter drop ‘bombshell’ on Trump-Russia ‘collusion’
the whole truth is, Russia bought many ads after Election Day and plastered them all over Facebook and Twitter in a coordinated effort to undermine President Trump. That’s according to top lawyers from Facebook and Twitter who testified before a Senate Judiciary panel Tuesday.

Trump calls for death penalty for Uzbek man charged in NY attack
U.S. President Donald Trump called for the death penalty on Wednesday for an Uzbek immigrant accused of plowing a truck down a New York City bike path, killing eight people, describing the man as a “terrorist.”

The Church of Harry Potter
Their new podcast called “Harry Potter and the Sacred Text,” is described by the Washington Post as “a weekly church-like service for the secular” which seeks to draw morality and meaning from the story of the boy wizard with the lighting-bolt scar. It’s now one of the most downloaded podcasts on iTunes, and its hosts are touring the country, drawing droves of eager young converts. One student told the Post after listening, “I feel like I’m born again.” Secularism, according to the hosts, doesn’t “speak to [their peers’] hearts and souls.” Apparently, imaginary magic does.

Vladimir Putin, in Iran for talks, offers support for nuclear deal
Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Iran on Wednesday for trilateral talks with Tehran and Azerbaijan, offered his support to the Islamic Republic’s nuclear deal under threat by President Donald Trump’s refusal to re-certify the accord. The talks in Tehran are to focus on regional matters, as well as terrorism and security issues. The three countries all share the Caspian Sea and railway and road projects are expected to be discussed at their meeting as well. “The lack of acceptance of international commitments by some countries is not acceptable,” Mr. Putin said, according to Iran’s presidency, in a reference to Mr. Trump’s move

TENERIFE VOLCANO WARNING: Fears Mount Teide is about to BLOW after 22 quakes hit
Activity from Mount Teide, which boasts the highest summit in Spain, comes after La Palma was rocked by a flurry of earthquakes in October. The quakes sparked fears the island’s huge volcano, which last erupted in 1909, could blow

Iceland’s Enormous Bardarbunga Volcano ‘Ready to Erupt’ as Four Earthquakes Strike in Just Two Hours
Iceland’s largest volcano, Bardarbunga, could erupt at any moment, bringing a cloud of ash that could hinder worldwide tourism, and cause air quality issues, reports Yahoo UK. Some worry it would be reminiscent of the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajoekull, which disturbed travel at the time.

‘Outright Act of Terror’ – White South Africans Protest Farm Murders, 74 Killed in 2017 So Far
Thousands of mainly white, Afrikaans-speaking South Africans have taken to the streets to protest the ongoing epidemic of savage farm murders sweeping the country.

Volunteers In Melbourne Australia Living With Embedded Microchips As Technological Proving Ground For Mass Production
EDITOR’S NOTE:….Our story today tells you about ten volunteers in Australia who were chipped in connection with attending a technology convention called Pause Fest. The festival is four months away, and they will use their chips to purchase train tickets, swipe into their gym access, unlock doors, and then attend the festival all through chip access. The data collected from their four months of living with the microchips will be assembled and studied to see how this technology could be applied on a global scale. The race to see which country figures it out first is on.

Gonorrhea Turning Into Drug-Resistant Superbug
Gonorrhea is rapidly becoming an untreatable superbug that is at least sometimes resistant to the drugs usually used to treat it.

Barack Obama Peddles Junk Obamacare – Gets SLAMMED on Twitter
…Obama tweeted over a creepy video of him peddling the pile of garbage he calls Obamacare, encouraging people to sign up for this crap! He thinks he’s still president of the United States. ” Starting today, you can sign up for 2018 health coverage. Head on over to HealthCare.gov and find a plan that meets your needs.”

Manhattan Terrorist Sayfullo Saipov Entered U.S. On Chuck Schumer’s ‘Diversity Visa’ Program
…Under the “Diversity VISA Program,” Saipov immigrated to the U.S. in 2010. What is the “Diversity VISA Program”? It’s a lottery for individuals from nations with few immigrants in the U.S. The immigration program was the brainchild of none other than Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Schumer, then a member of the House worked alongside lobbyists to write the “Diversity VISA Program,” which would form the basis of the “Immigration Act of 1990.”

Trump admin cleans up another Obamacare mess
…“The last three years of litigation could have been avoided entirely if the Obama administration had simply recognized that the First Amendment protects the rights conscience of these religious ministries against an administration intent on coercing their obedience. We are grateful that the Trump administration has agreed to end this unnecessary and harmful assault on religious liberty,” the non-profit legal organization said.

Sen. Graham: Trump ‘Understands We Are in a Religious War’
“The one thing I like about President Trump, he understands that we’re in a religious war,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Tuesday night, hours after a legal immigrant from Uzbekistan rammed his rented truck into people enjoying a sunny day on a lower Manhattan bike path, killing eight of them.

Emergency! Obamacare costs for 27-year-old nearly double
Obamacare costs for a 27-year-old on a benchmark plan have exploded from $2,616 during the program’s first year to nearly double, at $4,932, for the plan year 2018, according to a new report.