5 Dec 2017

First semi-synthetic bacteria with artificial DNA has created an entirely novel protein
For several years, the research team has worked on creating a stable, living organism with new, unnatural DNA base pairs. The synthetic bases, dubbed “X” and “Y”, were added into the DNA of a strain of E. coli bacteria. Earlier in 2017, the team revealed that after several unsuccessful attempts, it had finally stabilized the semi-synthetic bacteria, and got it to grow and divide naturally, passing on the synthetic “X” and “Y” bases to new generations. And now the creation of a completely new and unnatural protein has been effectively demonstrated with the semi-synthetic organism expressing a variant of green fluorescent protein.

Iran asks Muslims to disrupt Israeli ties in region
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged Muslims on Tuesday to disrupt what he called a plot by unnamed countries in the region to build ties with Israel. He gave no more details on the states. But an Israeli cabinet minister said last month that his government had had covert contacts with Saudi Arabia linked to their common concerns over Tehran.

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens cutting ties with Israel over Jerusalem issue
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey could go as far as breaking off diplomatic ties with Israel if the United States formally recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move he said would be a “red line” for Muslims. Erdogan is the latest in a string of regional leaders, including Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Hussein to warn of negative implications of the move.

US officials warn Trump not to call Jerusalem Israel’s capital
The possibility that US President Donald Trump may recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has stirred opposition from US and foreign officials who fear it could unleash violence. Such a decision, which US officials have said has not been finalized, would violate decades of US policy not to take a stance on the fate of Jerusalem on the grounds that this was an issue Israelis and Palestinians should negotiate and decide.

Saudi Arabia hopes US will not recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel
Saudi Arabia has expressed hope the United States would not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and warned such a decision would have serious implications, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday. “The recognition will have very serious implications and will be provocative to all Muslims’ feelings,” SPA said, quoting an unnamed official source at the Saudi Foreign Ministry.

North Korea crisis: UN political chief in rare visit to Pyongyang
The United Nations political affairs chief begins a rare four-day visit to Pyongyang on Tuesday. The trip by Jeffrey Feltman is the first by a senior UN official in six years. North Korea had extended an invitation to the UN in September to visit for a “policy dialogue”.

After Push on Taxes, Republicans Line Up Welfare Revamp Next
As Republicans near the finish line on a long-sought tax overhaul, President Donald Trump has committed them to taking up a welfare-revamp fight next. Mr. Trump has repeatedly said he is interested in kick-starting a debate around means-tested social programs, with allies seeing significant political rewards from taking up the issue even without a clear-cut goal.

Trump dramatically SHRINKS Bears Ears National Monument and slashes another by half in the name of ‘states’ rights’ as he says ‘public lands will once again be for public use’
President Donald Trump unveiled a plan Monday in Utah to dramatically scale back two national monuments – calling it an important move for ‘states’ rights.’ ‘Some people think that the natural resources of Utah should be controlled by a small handful of very distant bureaucrats located in Washington. And guess what? They’re wrong,’ he said in the cavernous Utah Capitol Rotunda in Salt Lake City.

UN warns of drug-resistant germ risk brewing in nature
The UN warned Tuesday of a ticking time bomb of drug-resistant germs brewing in the natural environment, aided by humans dumping antibiotics and chemicals into the water and soil. If this continues, people will be at an even higher risk of contracting diseases, incurable by existing antibiotics, from swimming in the sea or other seemingly innocuous activities, a report warned.

Explosive wildfire in Southern California forces thousands to evacuate
A wind-whipped wildfire exploded early Tuesday in Southern California, forcing more than 27,000 people to evacuate and causing at least one death. Ventura County Fire officials said “The Thomas Fire” broke out Monday evening east of Santa Paula, located about 60 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. The fire has grown to 31,000 acres has destroyed 150 structures, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. “The prospects for containment are not good,” Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen said at a news conference.

More Anti-Trump Messages Reportedly Sent By Members Of Mueller’s Team: “A Lot More Is Going To Come Out”
Days after it emerged that former Special Counsel investigator Peter Strzok was fired from Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia probe in August for sending anti-Trump text messages to his mistress while the two were working together on the Clinton email investigation, Sara Carter of Circa told a Fox News panel that there are more anti-Trump messages sent by Mueller’s team floating around. I think a lot more is going to come out. In fact, I know a lot more is going to come out based on the sources I’ve spoken to.

South Korea, U.S. kick off large-scale air exercise amid North Korean warnings
South Korea and the United States launched large-scale joint aerial drills on Monday, officials said, a week after North Korea said it had tested its most advanced missile as part of a weapons programme that has raised global tensions.

As Israel Faces Dangerous Drought, Chief Rabbi Calls on Jews and Christians to Pray for Rain
The month of Kislev has come and Israel hasn’t yet been blessed with rains, therefore I call upon the public, first to be compassionate with one another, and then to begin adding the special prayer for rain that is said when there’s a drought,” the rabbi said in an official statement.

‘Better to have a united Jerusalem than be loved by Turkey’
Chairman of Jewish Home party not impressed by Turkish president’s threat to cut diplomatic ties with Israel over US recognition of J’lem. Education Minister and Chairman of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett pushed back Tuesday against the statements by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whereby American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel would lead to a severing of diplomatic ties between Turkey and the Jewish State.

Dermer: War on northern border could be just ‘weeks’ away
The chances of war on Israel’s northern border could be “weeks” away, according to Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer. In an interview on Monday with Politico touching on a wide range of issues, Dermer said that the chances of a military conflict taking place in the near future between Israel and the Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group were “higher than people think because of Iran’s continued push through the region.”

Iran asks Muslims to disrupt Israeli ties in region
Hassan Rouhani urged Muslims on Tuesday to disrupt what he called a plot by unnamed countries in the region to build ties with Israel. He gave no more details on the states. But an Israeli cabinet minister said last month that his government had had covert contacts with Saudi Arabia linked to their common concerns over Tehran.

Ten Commandments Suit Dismissed
A federal district court entered a judgment in favor of Liberty Counsel’s client, Levy County, dismissing a lawsuit brought by a national atheist group claiming that the Ten Commandments monument next to the Levy County courthouse violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

Report: ‘Paranoid’ White House Staff Worry They’re Being Recorded
“Paranoia is enveloping the White House” as staffers worry their colleagues are wearing wires for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “Russia” investigation, according to a Monday report in Politico.

UNREAL: Organization Creates Suicide-Machine, Governments Will Use This For Genocide …
An organization called Exit International…has created a suicide-machine using 3D printing technology, reports Zero Hedge. “Sarco” is a capsule which the person can step into and, with the proper access code and push of a button, will lock and fill with euthanasia liquid, induce a minutes-long euphoric passage into death. The capsule detaches as a coffin – suicide has never been so casual or easy.

CHAOS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: Video shows Iranian-backed Houthi rebels firing a MISSILE at Abu Dhabi NUCLEAR reactor
YEMEN’s Houthi rebels appear to have fired a missile toward a nuclear reactor in Abu Dhabi amid World War 3 fears.

Victory: Supreme Court Rules Trump Travel Ban to Go Into Full Effect
In a massive victory for President Trump, the Supreme Court has ruled that the White House’s travel ban on individuals from terror linked countries will go into full effect.

Obama Holdover Officially Under Investigation For Pay-To-Play Model
An Obama-era appointee within the Department of Defense is now under investigation after he allegedly helped rig government contracts for personal benefit… and one of the recipients of the “pay-to-play” scheme is apparently a close personal friend of the Clinton family.

Red Cross Enforcing PC Tyranny: Demands Branches Remove Crucifixes To Be More Secular
The once respected Red Cross is enforcing PC tyranny by demanding that branches remove crucifixes to be more secular. After receiving a communication telling them to remove crucifixes from the walls of their branches, volunteers were outraged and disappointed in the charity’s move to become more secular which they interpret as an attack on Christianity. Let’s be honest – they are doing this because they do not want to offend Muslims.

British Police Warn Bumping Into Someone ‘Under the Mistletoe’ Without Consent ‘Is Rape’
British police have been subjected to widespread derision after appearing to suggest that bumping into someone under the mistletoe without consent is rape.

Syria accuses Israel of strike on army base reportedly used by Iranians near Damascus
Arab media reports say Israel attacked a military facility south of Damascus • Base believed to have been earmarked for Iranian troops, local militias loyal to them • Reports of casualties inconsistent • Reports not corroborated by any Israeli source.

PROPHECY IN MOTION: Thousands of Chinese elite troops head to Syria to combat Muslim terrorists they view as a threat
…Beijing is deploying to Syria thousands of members of two elite People Liberation Army units to combat extremist Islamic Uighurs fighting in the northern Syrian province of Idlib, Those units are the Chinese Navy’s Night Tigers and the Shenyang Region’s Siberian Tigers.

3,108 Since Oct. 1: Refugee Admissions Drop 83%, As Trump Withdraws From UN Migration Compact
Fourteen months after the Obama administration backed a push at the U.N. for global responsibility-sharing for refugees and migrants, the Trump administration has pulled out of the initiative.

Soros Army in Alabama to Register Convicted Felons to Vote Against Roy Moore
An organization partnered with a George Soros-financed group and led by a radical leftist who is the half-brother of the infamous controversial Rev. Al Sharpton has been diligently working over the past few weeks to register convicted felons across Alabama.