24 Apr 2018

Obama Justice Dept.’s attempts to influence investigations exposed in McCabe probe
Former FBI officials said the fact that a call was made is even more stunning than its content. James Wedick, who conducted corruption investigations at the bureau, said he never fielded a call from the Justice Department about any of his cases during 35 years there. He said it suggested interference. “It is bizarre — and that word can’t be used enough — to have the Justice Department call the FBI’s deputy director and try to influence the outcome of an active corruption investigation,” he said. “They can have some input, but they shouldn’t be operationally in control like it appears they were from this call.”

Swedish Activist: “Everyone’s Afraid To Be Branded A Racist”
If I speak about Islam, they interpret it as hating Muslims. But I do not hate Muslims. I believe that this ideology is dangerous for all mankind. The Muslim community will also suffer under the Sharia.” — Mona Walter, Swedish activist from Mogadishu, Somalia. Jesus said we should love our enemies, but not that we should be stupid.”

Israel Strikes Syrian Army Position After Mortar Lands in Golan Heights
The Israel Defense Force (IDF) on Monday fired on a Syrian army position in the Golan Heights in retaliation for a mortar that hit Israel’s side of the Golan Heights region. “The IDF views the Syrian regime as responsible for everything that happens in its territory and will not tolerate any attempt to harm the sovereignty of the State of Israel and the security of its residents,” the IDF said in a statement.

Iran warns Trump: Remain in nuclear deal or ‘face severe consequences’
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned US President Donald Trump on Tuesday to remain in the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers in 2015, or face “severe consequences.”

The Politics Of Pope Francis Is Getting Ready To Split The Catholic Church Right Down The Middle
After all, the schisms of East and West, Catholic and Protestant, were world-shaking, often bloody events. But in today’s Church—and specifically in this pope—Douthat sees the possibility that the Roman Catholic Church will once again break apart.

US CENTCOM Chief Makes “Secret And Unprecedented” Visit To Israel As Russia Mulls Arming Syria
Since the massive strike which involved the US, UK, and France launching over 100 cruise missiles, Russia is rumored to be moving forward on delivery of its advanced S-300 missile defense system, which would be a monumental upgrade allowing Syrian defenses to far surpass current capabilities which utilize the Soviet-made S-125 and S-200 air defense systems.

Report: Facebook Spent More on Swamp Lobbyists in 1Q than Ever Before
After the 2012 election, Facebook went on a spending spree in D.C., amassing a bipartisan group of Swamp denizens to help Zuckerberg’s FWD.us political group push for amnesty legislation and massive increases in H-1b visas for technology companies. Facebook, which reportedly spent $11.5 million on Swamp lobbyists in 2017, is now actively looking to hire at least 11 more DC lobbyists to more aggressively defend its own interests as the company has come under fire from both sides of the political aisle after the 2016 election.

IDF hits Syrian targets after mortar shell lands in Israel
A mortar shell fired from Syria, likely the result of errant fire from the raging civil war, landed inside Israeli territory in the Golan Heights on Monday, prompting the IDF to carry out a precision artillery strike on a Syrian military position. No one was hurt in the stray mortar fire, which landed east of the border fence near Quneitra.

German CEO: Israel should no longer rely on Germany for its existence
In an eye-popping commentary…Mathias Döpfner, the pro-Israel CEO of the Axel Springer media conglomerate in Berlin, wrote that the Jewish state should no longer depend on Germany if it is attacked and its existence is on the line. Döpfner wrote that in the past, he would answer “Yes” to the…question…about whether Germany would send weapons and soldiers if the Jewish state faced attacks that threatened its survival.

‘Bin Laden bodyguard’ on German welfare
A Tunisian man who once allegedly protected Osama Bin Laden has lived in Germany since 1997 and gets €1,168 (£1,022) a month in welfare payments. The figure was revealed by a regional government, after the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) asked about the man, known as Sami A. German media have not reported the man’s full name for privacy reasons.

Nicaragua riots: Relatives of US embassy staff told to leave
The state department has ordered relatives of US government employees based in Nicaragua to leave the Central American country. Services at the US embassy in the capital in Managua will be curtailed. The order comes after days of deadly rioting triggered by planned changes to Nicaragua’s social security system.

New form of DNA discovered inside living human cells
A new DNA structure inside human cells known as the “i-motif”, has been identified by scientists. This form resembles a twisted “knot” of DNA, instead of the well-known double helix first described by James Watson and Francis Crick. Lab work has previously suggested the existence of DNA in this form, but this is the first time it has been observed in living cells.

Netanyahu turns up volume as Iran deadline nears
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a fresh call Monday for an overhaul of the Iran nuclear deal as US President Donald Trump’s deadline for further Iranian concessions edged closer. Trump has threatened to tear up the 2015 agreement that lifted sanctions on Iran in exchange for curbs to its nuclear activity, unless it curbs its ballistic missile programme by May 12.

Trump’s revenge: U.S. oil floods Europe, hurting OPEC and Russia
As OPEC’s efforts to balance the oil market bear fruit, U.S. producers are reaping the benefits – and flooding Europe with a record amount of crude. Russia paired with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries last year in cutting oil output jointly by 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd), a deal they say has largely rebalanced the market and one that has helped elevate benchmark Brent prices close to four-year highs.

Exotic Tick Species Arrives In Garden State
A tiny parasite could become a big problem this year in New Jersey. It’s an exotic tick that’s never been seen before in the United States. It was first spotted on a sheep in Hunterdon County, and efforts to wipe it out have failed. New Jersey has always been home to different species of ticks – five to be exact. But a new variety of the bloodsucking bug is now in the mix.

Iran, China Seek to Loosen Dollar’s Grip on Global Markets
…Iran last week became the latest when it pledged to replace the dollar with the euro in its foreign-currency accounting. China introduced the world’s first yuan-denominated oil contracts last month, part of a continuing effort to raise its currency’s global profile, while Venezuela launched a bitcoin-like cryptocurrency earlier this year. Russia has ramped up its gold reserves to diversify away from the dollar.

State Department drops ‘occupied’ from West Bank description
For years, the international community and the U.S. government have described the West Bank in Israel as “occupied.”  That is, governed by Israel even though Palestinians claim ownership.But just days ago, the U.S. State Department discontinued that description.

New Zealand Braces For ‘Super Gonorrhea’: It’s A Matter Of ‘WHEN, Not If’
The island nation of New Zealand is bracing itself for what scientists are calling “super gonorrhea.”  They say it is not a matter of ‘if’ the nation will be impacted by the disease, but a matter of ‘when.’

Iran Dumps The US Dollar: ‘The Dollar Has No Place In Our Transactions Today’
The nation of Iran has dumped the United States dollar in favor of the European euro amid tensions with Washington.  Tehran’s supreme leader has proclaimed that the “dollar has no place in our transactions today.”

Putin warns Russian students in the UK that they should leave IMMEDIATELY and return home – what does he know?
Russian students and graduates living in Britain should go home immediately, so they can be sent to study or work in Siberia, says a new official initiative.

Venezuela Banned Guns. Now Their Murder Rate Is Skyrocketing.
Want an example of how dangerous gun prohibition for citizens can be? Try Venezuela, where since April 2017 at least 163 pro-democracy protesters have been murdered by the Maduro dictatorship.

Pelosi Laments ‘Rising Temperatures, Surging Seas and Record Floods, Fires and Storms’
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi put out a statement to memorialize Earth Day, warning that “global leadership is needed” to “combat the growing climate crisis.”

Army Building “Self-Aware” Squid-Like Robot That Can Be “3-D Printed” During Combat
The Army Research Laboratory’s next robot weapon isn’t a new predator drone or even a robot dog like the infamous prototype developed by Boston Labs. Instead, it’s a “self-aware” robot built from flexible materials inspired by invertebrates like squid, the Army Times reports.

AG Sessions Builds Legal Wall Against Caravan’s Economic Migrants
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is quickly building a legal wall to block asylum claims by economic migrants in the so-called “caravan” which has traveled from Honduras to Texas.

Health Ministry warns of possible measles outbreak in Israel
Health ministry officials are concerned that Israel could be facing an outbreak of measles after an unusually high number of cases struck the country in recent weeks.

Mexico murder rate soars with 7,667 killed in 3 months
Some 7,667 people were killed in Mexico in the first quarter of 2018, up 20 percent on the same period last year, making it the most violent year in two decades, government figures showed Sunday.

Google Tech Can Pick Voices Out Of A Crowd
Google engineers are currently developing a new system capable of isolating voices out of a crowd.

WAR AGAINST THE NEW WORLD ORDER – Hungary victorious in their battle against Soros, as he decides to move his organizations out of the country
In February, Hungarian legislators introduced a “Stop Soros” bill in parliament with the express intention of “empower[ing] the interior minister to ban non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that support migration and pose a national security risk.”

SHOWDOWN=> DHS Vows to Arrest, Prosecute Caravan of Illegal Aliens if They Enter US
On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security vowed to arrest and prosecute the caravan of illegal aliens currently marching through Mexico if they enter the United States.

Leaked: New Purge Film Pushes White-On-Black Race War
Alex Jones covers The First Purge, a new film coming out July 4 which pushes racial division in America: