17 May 2018

IG Report on James Comey ‘Worse Than Expected’
James A. Gagliano reported that the forthcoming Justice Department’s Inspector General report on James Comey and his handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe (among other things) will be more damning than expected. Last month it was Lanny Davis, a longtime Clinton family ally, who revealed he was interviewed by the Justice Department inspector’s investigation and predicted that it would come down “very hard” on Comey…..the impending DOJ Inspector General Report confirm that it will be a fairly damning indictment of FBI’s seventh floor during the Comey era. ‘It’s worse than expected,’ seems to be the consistent theme …”

Giuliani: Mueller Confirmed He Can’t Indict Trump
President Trump may have some worries, but indictment by Robert Mueller’s special investigation isn’t one, according to Rudy Giuliani. The Trump lawyer and former New York City mayor says that the special counsel’s team has told him that they have concluded, based on Justice Department guidelines going back to the Nixon era, that they can’t indict a sitting president.

Turkey urges Islamic world to unite against Israel, calls summit
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told his ruling party in parliament that Ankara would call an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). “Islamic countries should without fail review their relations with Israel,” Premier Yildirim said, adding, “The Islamic world should move as one, with one voice, against this massacre.” Yildirim said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who currently holds the rotating chairmanship of the body, called the OIC summit on Friday.

Sweden In Free Fall
If it is considered ‘objectionable’ in the West to talk about the factual consequences of migration, in Sweden it is now viewed as a crime. a Swedish police report, “Utsatta områden 2017”, (“Vulnerable Areas 2017”, commonly known as “no-go zones” or lawless areas) showed that there are 61 such areas in Sweden. They encompass 200 criminal networks, consisting of an estimated 5,000 criminals. Twenty-three of those areas were especially critical: children as young as 10 had been involved in serious crimes there, including ones involving weapons and drugs. Most of the inhabitants were non-Western, mainly Muslim, immigrants.

Cosmic rays hitting Earth are ‘bad and getting worse’ says NASA
Back in 2014, Schwadron et al used a leading model of solar activity to predict how bad cosmic rays would become during the next Solar Minimum, now expected in 2019-2020. “Our previous work suggested a ~ 20% increase of dose rates from one solar minimum to the next,” says Schwadron. “In fact, we now see that actual dose rates observed by CRaTER in the last 4 years exceed the predictions by ~ 10%, showing that the radiation environment is worsening even more rapidly than we expected.”

‘Ballistic blocks’ shoot from Hawaii volcano, may mark start of violent eruptions
“Ballistic blocks” the size of microwave ovens shot from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Wednesday in what may be the start of explosive eruptions that could spew huge ash plumes and hurl smaller rocks for miles (km), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Hamas Official Admits 50 Killed in Gaza Riots Were Terrorists
A Hamas official admitted in an interview that 50 of some 62 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli security forces along the Gaza border were members of the Palestinian terrorist group. “In the last rounds of confrontations, if 62 people were martyred, 50 of the martyrs were Hamas and 12 from the people. How can Hamas reap the fruits if it pays such an expensive price?” posed Hamas official Salah Bardawil in an interview with the Palestinian Baladna news outlet.

Turkey Sold Israeli Technology to Iran in Violation of UN Sanctions: UN
The UN has launched an investigation against Turkey for allegedly selling electronic equipment to Iran which is listed as banned, nuclear-related products and technologies. Security Council Resolution 2231 of 2015 which prohibits the transfer of this equipment to Iran.

Trump hails ‘rebellion’ by local California lawmakers against state’s ‘sanctuary’ laws
President Trump on Wednesday praised local California leaders for standing up to “deadly and unconstitutional sanctuary state laws” and hailed what he called a “rebellion” against the state’s immigration policies. “Each of you has bravely resisted California’s deadly and unconstitutional sanctuary state laws,” Trump said at the White House roundtable of local officials on the issue.

Erdogan: Turkey will not allow Israel to steal Jerusalem from Palestinians
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the United Nations had “collapsed” in the face of events in Gaza where Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinian protesters on Monday as the United States relocated its Israel embassy to Jerusalem. Turkey has been among the most vocal critics of the Israeli use of deadly force against protesters at the Gaza border and of the U.S. decision to open its new embassy in Jerusalem.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to Mbandaka city
The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo has spread from the countryside into a city, prompting fears that the disease will be increasingly hard to control. Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga confirmed a case in Mbandaka, a city of a million people about 130km (80 miles) from the area where the first cases were confirmed earlier this month. The city is a major transportation hub with routes to the capital Kinshasa.

Bee crisis: EU court backs near-total neonicotinoids ban
The EU’s top court has backed an almost complete EU-wide ban on the use of three insecticides, which studies have linked to declining bee populations. Chemicals giants Bayer and Syngenta had gone to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) hoping to get the restrictions on neonicotinoids overturned. Last month EU governments agreed to ban all use of three neonicotinoids outdoors. Seeds treated with them can still be used in greenhouses.

China does not want to see escalation in Sino-U.S. trade tension
China does not want to see escalation in Sino-U.S. trade tensions, its commerce ministry said on Thursday, expressing hope that the two sides could minimize conflict during talks being held in the United States. China hopes the U.S. will take action as soon as possible on the case of Chinese technology company ZTE and resolve it in a fair manner, ministry spokesman Gao Feng told reporters at a regular briefing.

Peaceful protest? Hamas admits 50 of 62 ‘martyrs’ were members
Amid global condemnation of Israel for the deaths of Palestinians who tried to breach the Gaza border Monday on the day the U.S. opened a new embassy in Jerusalem, a Hamas official admitted in a television interview that 50 of the claimed 62 casualties were members of the terrorist organization.

Captured terrorist reveals Hamas forces civilians to riot
The Israel Defense Forces released a video Wednesday of a Palestinian man, described as a Hamas terrorist, explaining how the terrorist organization that controls Gaza incites residents to engage in violent protest against Israel.

South African leaders tell country’s Jews to reject ‘Nazi-like’ Israel
South Africa’s ruling party on Tuesday slammed Israel’s recent actions at the Gaza border, comparing the IDF’s efforts to prevent Palestinian protesters from breaching the border fence with Nazi Germany’s cruelty against Jews.

Lie detectors with artificial intelligence are future of border security
International travelers could find themselves in the near future talking to a lie-detecting kiosk when they’re going through customs at an airport or border crossing.

At least 2 dead, hundreds of thousands without power after violent storms slam Northeast
A powerful storm system pummeled the Northeast on Tuesday with drenching rain, golf-ball-sized hail and damaging winds, leaving at least two people dead and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses.

Red alert declared on Hawaii’s Big Island; major Kilauea eruption ‘Imminent’
The U.S. Geological Survey has raised the alert for Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano from an orange to a red warning.

Spikes in chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis take STDs to record highs in California
California reached a record high in the number of sexually transmitted disease cases last year, with the state seeing an overall 45 percent spike in the number of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis cases over the past five years.

Warning: Enrolling in Obamacare allows government to link your IP address with your name
We have already established that Healthcare.gov is not a functioning database application that allows people to shop for competing health plans. It is actually a government-run Trojan Horse that suckers people into creating accounts where they hand over:

CONFIRMED=> FBI Spied on Trump’s Camp With Informant and Obtained Trump Campaign Phone Records Through Secret Subpoena
An FBI investigation dubbed “Crossfire Hurricane” was opened into Trump’s campaign 100 days before the Presidential election.