29 Nov 2017

Overscale Earthquake Tremors Recorded, Is Mount Agung Ready for Its Big Eruption?
Head of Data Information and Public Relations of National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said it is predicted that Mount Agung will soon have its big eruption…… Gede Suantika said currently magma flow of Mount Agung is rising continuously and filling the surface. He said, if conditions are already shallow, then a very big bang can suddenly happen. Therefore, currently Mount Agung has entered a critical phase.

BMKG Warns of Potential Impact from Tropical Cyclone Cempaka
The Indonesia Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has detected a tropical cyclone developing very close to the southern coast of Java. The tropical cyclone, named Cempaka, has caused BMKG to urge the public to prepare for extreme weather cyclone impacts for the next three days.

Scientists Re-Clone a Clone to See What Happens
Scientists from Seoul National University, Michigan State University and the University of Illinois published a paper on re-cloning. Their objective was to see if duplicating animals speeds up the aging process or causes unknown birth defects. The original dog Tai, a male Afghan hound, received its duplicate named Snoopy in 2005, which became the world’s first dog clone.

NBC News fired ‘Today’ show co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct
NBC News fired popular “Today” show host Matt Lauer after receiving a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network announced on Wednesday.

US heading to war with N. Korea ‘if things don’t change’ – Sen. Graham
The US will go to war with North Korea “if things don’t change,” Sen. Lindsay Graham said, acknowledging that “a lot of people would get hurt and killed.” Meanwhile, Russia and China have once again urged for both sides to exercise restraint and dialogue. “If we have to go to war to stop this, we will,” the Republican senator told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday. “If there’s a war with North Korea, it will be because North Korea brought it on itself, and we’re headed to a war if things don’t change.”

Arab Emirates Bring Pagan War Goddess to UN
The same multinational group that recreated the Palmyra Victory Arch and sent it on a world tour has now recreated a statue of Athena, the Greek goddess of war, for an exhibit in the United Nations, an organization that claims to be working towards world peace but which one rabbi likens to modern-day paganism.

Palestinians Furious After Saudi Arabia Downplays Importance of Jerusalem
Proponents of the Palestinian cause have tried to inflate the position of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in Islam, and thereby paint Israel’s sovereignty in this city as an affront to their religion. But, a couple years ago, renowned Egyptian scholar and novelist Youssef Ziedan acknowledged in a series of television interviews that Jerusalem holds no religious significance for Muslims.Today, it is common to hear that Jerusalem is Islam’s third holiest city, being the location of the “Al Aqsa Mosque” referred to the in the Koran. Ziedan said the whole thing is nonsense: “The Al-Aqsa Mosque [in Jerusalem] did not exist back then, and the city was not called Al-Quds. It was called Aelia, and it had no mosques.” He is far from being alone in that position. In fact, a growing number of Saudis on social media have taken to using a hashtag that translates as “Riyadh is More Important Than Jerusalem.”

Hawaii to begin testing nuclear attack warning system Friday
Hawaiian officials implemented an alarm system to warn residents of a nuclear attack, the Hawaii Emergency Management System said Tuesday. The statewide warning siren system will include an attack warning tone that is scheduled to begin testing Friday and will be added to the state’s monthly siren tests for tsunamis.

Pence: Trump considering when, how to move US embassy to Jerusalem
US Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump is actively considering “when and how” to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Pence made the comment in remarks at Israel’s Mission to the United Nations in Queens, at an event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the United Nations’ vote calling for the establishment of a Jewish state.

Kremlin says new North Korea missile test a provocative act
The latest test of a new North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile will provoke further tension in the region and moves all the sides involved further away from the point where a settlement of the crisis can begin, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.

Poll: Roy Moore Now Leads by Five Points in Alabama
A poll released by Change Research late Monday shows that conservative Republican candidate Roy Moore leads liberal Democrat candidate Doug Jones by five points in the December 12 Alabama U.S. Senate special election, 49 percent to 44 percent.

Elizabeth Warren Falsely Claimed Native American Ancestry But Objects When President Trump Calls Her ‘Pocahontas’
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) complained on Monday when President Trump referred to her as “Pocahontas,” despite her long history of falsely claiming to have Native American ancestry.

Russia Warns Washington: Confiscating Gold Reserves Would Be “Declaration Of Financial War”
The comment appears to have been prompted by consideration of escalating US/EU sanctions which could ultimately impact Russia’s offshore held gold and reserves. If sanctions include the freezing of foreign accounts of the central bank, it would be equal to declaring financial war on Russia, Siluanov said, although he added that he considers such a scenario unlikely (for now).

Egyptian president orders: Use all brute force necessary to defeat ISIS
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday ordered his military command to use all force necessary to secure the Sinai peninsula within the next three months following a militant attack on a mosque that killed more than 300 people. “It is your responsibility to secure and stabilize Sinai within the next three months,” Sisi said addressing his new chief of staff in a speech… “You can use all brute force necessary.”

North Korea says tests new ICBM, can reach all US mainland
North Korea said on Wednesday it had successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could reach all of the US mainland. The missile test, North Korea’s first since mid-September, came a week after US President Donald Trump put North Korea back on a US list of countries it says support terrorism, allowing it to impose more sanctions.

Australian state legalises assisted dying in national first
The Australian state of Victoria has become the nation’s first to legalise assisted dying. The landmark legislation was approved after more than 100 hours of gruelling debate – including two all-night sittings. The law means terminally ill patients in Australia’s second-most populous state will have the right to request a lethal drug from mid-2019.

‘Many more’ US troops in Syria and Iraq – report
The number of US troops in Syria and Iraq is significantly higher than acknowledged by Pentagon officials, a US defence department report shows. Officially there are 503 US troops in Syria and 5,262 in Iraq. However, the Pentagon’s quarterly report puts number of troops as 1,720 in Syria and 8,892 in Iraq. US soldiers are there as part of the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS) and include trainers, advisers and special forces.

Scarlet fever cases hit 50-year high in England
Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 – research in the Lancet shows. The disease has been on the rise since 2014, but experts have so far failed to find a reason for the recent increase. Doctors are urging the public to be aware of symptoms, which include a rosy rash, and seek help from their GP.

Robots Are Coming for Jobs of as Many as 800 Million Worldwide
As many as 800 million workers worldwide may lose their jobs to robots and automation by 2030, equivalent to more than a fifth of today’s global labor force. That’s according to a new report covering 46 nations and more than 800 occupations by the research arm of McKinsey & Co. The consulting company said Wednesday that both developed and emerging countries will be impacted.

Insiders Accused of Stealing Personal Data From Homeland Security
It was an audacious scheme: an attempted inside job at the office of a federal watchdog agency, where the cops, the authorities said, became the robbers. Three employees in the inspector general’s office for the Department of Homeland Security stole a computer system that contained sensitive personal information of about 246,000 agency employees, according to three United States officials and a report sent to Congress last week.

Iranian warships heading to Gulf of Mexico?
As Iran continues to fight to become a global superpower, the Islamic Republic’s flag may soon be flying halfway across the globe on warships sent to the Gulf of Mexico, Iran’s new Navy commander has announced. “Our fleet of warships will be sent to the Atlantic Ocean in the near future and will visit one of the friendly states in South America and the Gulf of Mexico,” Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi was quoted…as saying.

NATO sees growing Russia, China challenge; higher risk of war
China’s growing military strength and a resurgent Russia will pose growing challenges to the trans-Atlantic alliance in coming years, and NATO’s moves to bolster its capabilities could trigger a new Cold War-style arms race, a NATO report said. The report…identifies 20 global trends that are likely to affect the alliance through 2035, ranging from artificial intelligence and accelerating technology development to climate change and growing inequality.

Truce near Damascus mostly being observed before Syria talks begin
The Russian-proposed ceasefire in the Eastern Ghouta area of Syria has been widely observed, a war monitor and a witness said on Wednesday, as a delegation from Damascus arrived in Geneva to join peace talks there. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the ceasefire in the besieged rebel-held enclave near Damascus is being “observed in general”.

Vice President Mike Pence on Twitter: “While for the past 20 years, Congress and successive administrations have expressed a willingness to move our embassy,
While for the past 20 years, Congress and successive administrations have expressed a willingness to move our embassy, @POTUS Trump is actively considering when and how to move the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Obama Pretends He’s President, Copies Trumps’ Asia Visits 2 Weeks After Donald Returned
After President Donald Trump had a very successful trip to Asia just two weeks ago, Barack Obama is trying to pretend he is the president again. As noted by The Hill, the former president — 10 months out of office — is now taking a trip to Asia and plans to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes To Be Released In 20 States
The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in 20 US states and Washington D.C – what are the implications of this mass experiment?

Oh, baby! Provocative ‘gay’ Nativity arrives for Christmas
‘The birth of Jesus was definitely a miracle now’

Yuge Difference Spotted Between Trump & Obama Christmas Cards
President Trump unveiled his White House Christmas card Monday, and Internet users immediately spotted one huge difference compared to his predecessor’s. The 2017 card reads, “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”  In contrast, the 2016 Obama-era card stated in big bold letters, “Happy Holidays.”

Flu deaths keep mounting in people vaccinated against the flu
…“Once every 3 months the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines meets and the DOJ issues a report of cases settled for vaccine injuries and deaths . . from 8/16/15 to 11/15/15 there were 150 cases adjudicated . . .63 of the 84 cases were for injuries and deaths from the flu vaccine, making the flu vaccine the most dangerous vaccine in the U.S., harming and killing more people than all the other vaccines put together.”

Pai Has Votes Needed to Repeal Obama-era “Net Neutrality” Rules
…Pai explained the plan to restore Internet freedom will bring back the same rules that governed the Internet until 3 years ago, when the Obama administration, on a party-line vote at the FCC, imposed Title II regulation on the Internet, regulating the Internet as a common carrier under “Net Neutrality” rules.

Obama Inspector General Reveals How a Stunned James Clapper Led to Deep State Cover Up of Hillary’s Email Scandal
On Monday evening, former Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough III told Fox News’ Catherine Herridge that the Clinton campaign warned it would fire him after discovering evidence of “top secret,” emails passing through Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

Here’s what Richard Cordray was trying to hide in his attempted coup at CFPB
A successor appointed by Donald Trump will have access to some pretty damaging information, and Elizabeth Warren’s toady would do almost anything to keep that from happening. But he failed.

San Fran’s Last Gun Shop Closes, Crime Shoots 20 Percent Above National Average
What happens when the left wages an all-out political assault on the Second Amendment? In the San Francisco Bay area, there are two answers: The last gun shop in the region closes, and crime levels spike.Two years ago, High Bridge Arms in San Francisco was forced to close its doors after proposed Democratic-backed anti-gun regulations began making it impossible to keep doing business. It was the last gun store in the city.

Woman About To Expose Bill Clinton Found Dead In House Fire
An Arkansas woman who was about to expose for President Bill Clinton was found dead in a house fire after her charred remains were discovered at her burnt property.

Girlguiding UK Allows ‘Transgender’ Guides to Share Showers, Tents with Girls
Male guides who “identify” as female will be allowed to shower with girls during camping trips, Girlguiding UK literature has revealed.