Two major crop scourges are hybridizing to produce a new mega-pest
The impact of these evolving pests is already damaging agricultural output in Brazil, and the researchers warn that if these mega-pests establish as a discrete species it would be agriculturally problematic for the entire Americas and beyond.
Was Monday’s Strike in Syria the Damascus Fire Prophesied by Jeremiah?
Rabbi Yekutiel Fish, known in Israel as the author of the Torah blog “Sod Ha’Chashmal,” understands the recent attack as having end-of-days ramifications. “Jeremiah predicted a fire in the fortresses of Damascus that will presage Messiah,” “Though the Arabs certainly did not intend a reference to the Midrash, Assad is referred to in the Arab world as the ‘Nero of the East,” Rabbi Fish explained.
“Toxic Assets”: Ruble Crashes, Russian Stocks Plunge Most In 4 Years After US Sanctions
Last Friday’s sanctions imposed by the US on Putin-allied Russian oligarchs and billionaires – including aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska – as well as associated companies, have had an adverse impact on both the Russian currency and local equities, with the ruble crashing 2.3% to a fresh YTD low of 60 to the USD, the biggest drop since November 2016 and bringing the 3-day drop to 3.5%…
Apple Co-Founder Deletes His Facebook Page
Elon Musk isn’t the only Silicon Valley luminary to delete Facebook pages (or rather, the pages belonging to Tesla and SpaceX) in response to the widening scandal over how Facebook stores, shares, leverages and sells its users’ personal data: on Sunday, Woz also deactivated his account saying the social network had brought him “more negatives than positives.” “I am in the process of leaving Facebook. It’s brought me more negatives than positives. Apple has more secure ways to share things about yourself. I can still deal with old school email and text messages.”
Trump’s Pro-Life Credo: Children Are Endowed with Human Dignity ‘from Conception’
In a powerful statement on the right to life of unborn children, President Donald Trump has declared that a child’s human dignity begins at conception. “We must always remember that all children are blessings from our Creator,” the president said in proclaiming April 2018 as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. “They are endowed from conception with value, purpose, and human dignity.”
Two For Israel: US Blocks Second Proposed UN Probe Into Latest Gaza Escalation
For the second week in a row, the United States has blocked a United Nations (UN) Security Council statement that would demand a probe into the IDF’s response over the last two weeks, to Palestinian riots at the Gaza border.
Iran: US will ‘regret it’ if they violate the deal
Hassan Rouhani on Monday warned the United States not to cancel the 2015 “Iran deal.” “We won’t be the first ones to break the deal, but they need to know that if they break it, they will regret it,” Rouhani told participants at a conference honoring Tehran’s National Nuclear Technology Day. “We are a lot more ready than they think, and they will see that if they violate this deal, in a week – in less than a week – they will see the results.”
PA lifts ‘disguise’ on ‘martyr’ payments, defying Taylor Force Act
After three years of disguising its payments to families of martyrs and imprisoned terrorists, the Palestinian Authority has lifted its veil on those payments in a “blatant act of defiance against the US,” a new intelligence center report says. The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center report…argues that the PA’s removal for the first time of its disguise on payments is its response to the Taylor Force Act.
Russia, Syria accuse Israel of carrying out strike on Syrian air base
The Russian Ministry of Defense accused Israel of bombing an air base in Syria overnight, the Russian news agency Interfax reported on Monday. Syrian state media also accused Israel of carrying out the strike. Russia said Syrian air defense systems shot down five of eight missiles fired by two Israeli F-15 combat jets from Lebanese air space, Interfax said.
Iran warns: Donald Trump will regret pulling out of nuclear deal
Donald Trump will regret it if he pulls out of the nuclear deal with Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday, warning the US president that the Iranian response would be stronger than he thinks. US sanctions that were lifted under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed in 2015 will resume unless Trump again waives them on May 12. Trump has effectively set that as a deadline for European powers to “fix the terrible flaws” of the deal.
Israel strikes Gaza target following infiltration attempt
The Israeli Air Force struck a terrorist target belonging to Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip, said the IDF on Monday morning. The IDF said the strike was executed in response to the attempted infiltration of Israeli territory by a squad of terrorists with an improvised explosive device on Sunday. The IDF attack targeted a Hamas military compound.
N Korea-US talks: Pyongyang ‘ready to discuss’ nuclear programme
North Korea has promised the US it is ready to discuss the future of its nuclear arsenal when the two nations’ leaders meet, US officials say. Preparations for the summit have included secret, direct talks with North Korea, unnamed Trump administration sources said. US and North Korean intelligence officials are said to have spoken many times, and met in a third country.
Iran hit by global cyber attack that left U.S. flag on screens
Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centers in Iran where they left the image of a U.S. flag on screens along with a warning: “Don’t mess with our elections”… “The attack apparently affected 200,000 router switches across the world in a widespread attack, including 3,500 switches in our country,” the Communication and Information Technology Ministry said in a statement carried by Iran’s official news agency IRNA.
Chinese facial recognition company becomes world’s most valuable AI start-up
The Chinese government’s plans for mass surveillance using facial recognition have received a boost from one of the country’s tech powerhouses, after Alibaba led a $600m investment in SenseTime, which develops technology for tracking individuals. The company is working on facial and object recognition technology that accurately can spot people using cameras, recently demonstrated on CCTV in Beijing.
Arab citizens back Israel, slam Hamas over Gaza border protests
Aside from the usual clamor flooding the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Arabic social media outlets denouncing Israel for its treatment of the Palestinian populace, a surprisingly large number of people voiced their support of the state…”This is the land (of Israel), and who are you?” wrote one commentator addressing the Great March of Return protesters, questioning their right of return to territories that are now Israel. “My heart is with my Jewish cousins. There is no escaping the fact that Hamas’ Palestinian terrorism will inevitably end,” he added.
Has the California backlash against liberal craziness finally begun?
…in the most ridiculous and egregious example of overreach, the state legislature says it will arrest any waiter who gives a customer a plastic straw if they don’t ask for one. With all the problems in our state, I don’t think that jailing unsolicited straw distributors in restaurants should be a top priority.
Is Jesus Suddenly Appearing To People All Over The World Or Is It The Promised End Times Deception?
The Bible says that in the end times, there will be a worldwide deception that will take place, and people will be deceived into thinking they have met Jesus Christ when in fact they have actually met Antichrist. Now we know that this will take place during the time of Jacob’s trouble after the Rapture of the Church, but could it be that the Devil is getting a jump start on things by manifesting himself even now?
Video: George Soros Says The Happiest Time Of His Life Was Rounding Up Jews For The Nazis
Alex Jones presents video footage of George Soros’ 60 Minutes interview where he claims that the year he worked for the Nazis, rounding up Jews for concentration camps, was the happiest time in his life.
The Real Reason Why Trump Ordered the Military to the Border
…there is a well-orchestrated coup underway against the sovereignty of the United States and the enemies of the Republic are apparent for all that have eyes to see.
Syria turns Kurds over to Turkish forces for slaughter
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse in Syria, the government in Damascus appears to be turning over the Kurdish city of Afrin to the Turkish military and pro-Turkish militias.
Russia Says ‘Chemical’ Attack In Syria ‘Fake News,’ Warns Against Intervention
Reports of an alleged gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma are ‘fake news’ aimed at justifying potential strikes against Syria, Moscow said. It warned of “dire consequences” in the event of any military interference.
American Medical Association now pushing for transgender troops on the front lines of war
The nation’s largest physicians organization has made it a top priority to demand that men who think they’re women, and women who think they’re men, be allowed to brandish high-tech weaponry and fight on the front lines of America’s proxy wars around the world.
Strikes hit Syrian airfield, state media report
A military airport in Syria has come under missile attack, the country’s state media has reported.
Muslim Mayor of London Declares New ‘Knife Control’ Policies as Fatal Stabbings Soar
The Muslim Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan declared a new knife control policy as stabbings in London soar to unprecedented levels.
Bloody Nose for Brussels: Landslide Triumph as Anti-Globalist, Anti-Soros Orban Wins Third Term in Hungary
Hungary’s conservative-populist premier Viktor Orbán has won a third term in office in a landslide election victory.
Top NASA scientist previously claimed all ice will VANISH from the Arctic by this summer
Climate alarmists are everywhere — but real science continues to show that these scaremongers are the ones full of hot air. Back in 2008, a top “climate prophet” from NASA predicted that the Arctic would be free of sea ice by summer 2018. But data from 2017 has shown quite the opposite: Ice mass in the Arctic has been growing — not disappearing, much to the chagrin of climate change propagandists everywhere, no doubt.
Belgium: Islamic party says, “Our goal is a 100% Islamic State…establishing Sharia law”
For the second time in 6 years the ‘Islam’ party will participate in Belgium’s municipal elections. The party wants to create an Islamic State and separate men and women in public transport, Belgian newspaper HLN reports.
Terrorists Rt to False-Flag Chemical Attack Scenario again amid Syrian Army Rapid Advances in Douma
Terrorists have embarked on launching a false-flag chemical operation in Douma to blame the Syrian Army for the attack, field sources said Sunday, reminding that the Syrian and Russian military forces had continuously warmed of such a move by Jeish al-Islam terrorists.