25 Nov 2017

Egyptian forces strike militants after mosque attack; death toll rises to 305
Egypt’s military said on Saturday it had carried out air strikes and raids overnight against militants held responsible for killing at least 305 worshipers at a mosque in North Sinai. The bloodiest attack in Egypt’s modern history, in which militants gunned down worshipers, brought condemnation from leaders from Washington to Moscow, while President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared three days of mourning in the shocked nation.

Egypt to delay opening of Rafah border crossing after Sinai attacks
Egypt informed the Palestinian embassy in Cairo that the planned opening of the Rafah crossing on Saturday will “be postponed” because of the security situation in the Sinai, the Palestinian embassy in the Egyptian capital said on Friday, according to the Palestinian Authority news agency Wafa. Egypt was slated to open the crossing from Saturday until Monday in both directions.

Iran hits back over Saudi’s prince’s ‘Hitler’ comment
Iran has accused the Saudi crown prince of being “immature” after he described the Iranian Supreme Leader as the Hitler of the Middle East. In a war of words between the two regional rivals, Iran’s foreign ministry said Prince Mohammed bin Salman should “ponder the fate” of regional dictators. The prince, Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, has taken a hard line on Iran.

Massive 3-mile wide Christmas asteroid to practically GRAZE Earth next month
The space rock – dubbed “3200 Phaethon” after the Greek God – will come “quite close” to Earth on December 17. Russian astronomers have been tracking the asteroid’s path, which has been described by NASA as a “potentially hazardous asteroid”. It will pass by Earth at a distance of just 2 million miles – practically brushing the planet in space terms.

Church of Sweden to stop clergy calling God ‘he’ or ‘the Lord’ in bid to crack down on gendered language
The Church of Sweden is encouraging its clergy to use the gender-neutral term “God” instead of referring to the deity as “he” or “the Lord”. The decision was made on Thursday, wrapping up an eight-day meeting of the church’s 251-member decision-making body. The decision will take effect on May 20 during Pentecost.

Pakistani police battle Islamist hardliners near capital
Pakistani police fought running battles with stone-throwing Islamist activists on Saturday as they tried to clear a sit-in by religious hard-liners who have blocked the main routes into Islamabad for more than two weeks. Dozens of people were injured, including many police, according to reports from hospitals. Protesters said four of their activists had been killed, although police said there have been no deaths.

Linda Tripp: ‘It’s a Day Late, and It’s a Dollar Short’
She’s unconvinced by recent calls in the press for Clinton’s deeds to be reconsidered in a more critical light. “They have nothing to lose, and this is now permissible,” she says. “The fact that the Clintons are dead in the water gives [the media] tacit approval to act like human beings. . . . It’s disingenuous.” She finds it particularly galling to hear former Clinton defenders attributing their latter-day awakening to evolving social mores.

Former Secret Service Agent Threatens To Reveal Details About Bill Clinton And Epstein’s “Lolita Express”
In a furious twitter exchange with a Clinton aide on Friday, former secret service agent Dan Bongino threatened to reveal new details about Bill Clinton’s 26 documented trips aboard notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, nicknamed the “Lolita Express.” After accusing Merrill of being a “fraud”, Bongino dropped a ominous-sounding threat: “Be careful Nick, people know things not yet released publicly about your messiah Hillary. Don’t poke the bear loser, you may not like the results.

GOP Rep Gaetz: ‘We Now Have Evidence’ FBI Investigation of Hillary ‘Did Not Follow Normal and Standard Procedures’
According to the Florida Republican, who is also a member of the House Judiciary Committee, the process afforded to Clinton was different than it would have been for “any other American.”

NASA’s ‘fake news’ about water on Mars
It was big news in 2015 when NASA declared “liquid water found in Mars.” Now, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, the announcement that Mars contains large amounts of water was premature. The researchers — working in cooperation with the NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project — found that the RSL were instead “identical to the slopes of sand dunes where movement is caused by dry granular flows.”

Trump to call Egyptian president following mosque attack, calls for border wall and travel ban
Trump tweeted Friday he would discuss the “tragic terrorist attack” with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi. Trump continued his tweet by reiterating the United States’ need for a border wall and travel ban. “Will be calling the President of Egypt in a short while to discuss the tragic terrorist attack, with so much loss of life. We have to get TOUGHER AND SMARTER than ever before, and we will. Need the WALL, need the BAN! God bless the people of Egypt,” Trump tweeted.

Bali’ Mount Agung volcano hurls ash for second time in a week
A volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali erupted for the second time in a week on Saturday, but authorities said its alert level remained unchanged. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said the ash column from Mount Agung rose 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) following an eruption at about 5:30 p.m. Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the volcano’s alert status remains at the second-highest level. There hasn’t been an increase in seismic activity, he said.

Death toll in Egypt mosque attack rises to 305 killed
CAIRO – The death toll in a devastating militant attack on a mosque on Friday in Egypt’s North Sinai has risen to 305 killed, including 27 children, and 128 more people were wounded, MENA state news agency said on Saturday.

UK out, Germany down, France on top? Macron may bid for EU leadership crown
With the UK leaving the EU and Germany focused on a looming domestic crisis over Angela Merkel’s failure to secure a coalition deal, France’s Emmanuel Macron may have a chance to become the de facto leading figure of the European Union.

Thanksgiving help for the homeless: ‘We haven’t seen numbers like this since the Great Depression’
Thanksgiving meals will be served to thousands of homeless and near-homeless individuals today on Skid Row and in Pasadena….the group has been serving nearly 1 million meals a year each year since 2013. “We haven’t seen numbers like this since the Great Depression,” she said.

As America Gives Thanks, Homelessness Continues To Set New Records In Major Cities All Over The Nation
If the economy is doing just fine, then why is homelessness at levels not seen “since the Great Depression” in major cities all over the country?…within the past two years “at least 10 cities or municipal regions in California, Oregon and Washington” have declared a state of emergency because the number of homeless is growing so rapidly.

DANGER: Iran Vows To Unleash Warships On Gulf Of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean … War Is Here
…According to an NBC News report, Iran’s new naval commander just issued a threat to deploy the Islamic regime’s warships to America’s doorstep. Rear Adm. Hossein Khanzadi says he has been drawing up plans for Iran’s naval forces to be sent into the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean, effectively barricading the continental United States in preparation for an invasion.

URGENT: Iran Just Made ‘Apocalyptic’ Move Against Israel, Experts Calling Them INSANE
…Iran has positioned its military stations in Syria within 30 miles of Israeli territory. Ryan Mauro of the Clarion Project believes that these fortifications aren’t just intended to prepare for a typical military attack, but are meant to be preparations for the fulfillment of a Shia prophecy, in which the Jewish nation and the Muslim world clash in a final showdown, and a messianci figure known as “Mahdi” will appear.

Pentagon Has Nearly 2,000 Troops in Syria According to Most Recent Statistics
There are nearly 2,000 U.S. active and reserve troops in Syria, according to the most recent Pentagon statistics. That is about four times the amount that was allowed under an accounting system implemented by the Obama administration.

WATCH: Good Samaritans Shutdown, Ticketed for Feeding Homeless During Thanksgiving Holiday
As WSB-TV notes, Atlanta police have been handing out the flyers across the city telling people that a permit is needed to give food to the homeless. The fliers are being used as a warning by the police to stop people from feeding the homeless without first paying the state for permission to do so.

Hilarious, Yet Creepy: Amazon’s Alexa is a Crazy Liberal
Steven Crowder exposes Amazon’s glorified spyware known as Alexa and shows how it has a far-left leaning disposition.

Soros Views ‘Nation-state as Problem,’ Wants ‘One World Government’ Solution: US State Senator
Billionaire globalist George Soros is working to undermine countries that value nationalist policies in order to institute a globalist government, Virginia State Senator Richard Black said in a recent interview.

It appears ObamaCare’s economic model has led to the deaths of thousands of patients with heart failure
…that while ObamaCare did create an actual death panel of sorts, the larger death promoter inherent within ObamaCare is the manipulation of dollars to incentivize lower-quality, and thus less expensive, care…When Democrats drafted the law, they had the clever idea that they could save money if hospitals were discouraged from re-admitting patients after they’d already been released, and they built in financial incentives for hospitals not to re-admit patients within 30 days of release.

Church of Sweden Sets New Gender Neutral Rules: God Will No Longer Be Called “He” or “Lord”
The Church of Sweden set new rules regarding language to make the church more inclusive. The Church is urging clergy to use gender-neutral language and refrain from terms like “Lord” and “him.”

Irish election: Ireland political turmoil as government collapse nears
AS IRELAND faces its most crucial weeks in decades, with the Brexit deadline on the nation’s border fast approaching, a shock government collapse in Dublin appears to have given Theresa May an unexpected boost.