1 Jul 2018

IDF beefs up troops on Golan Heights near Syria
The Israeli army reinforced troops on the Golan Heights near the border with Syria, in light of a situational assessment by the Northern Command, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced Sunday. While the IDF does not expect the offensive to lead to a direct clash between Israel and the Syrian army, armored and artillery forces were deployed Sunday morning as part of the IDF’s preparedness in the face of developments on the Syrian Golan Heights.

Syrian rebels resume peace talks with Russians after Jordan mediates
Talks between the Syrian opposition and Russian negotiators to reach a ceasefire in a rebel-held town in southwestern Syria have resumed after mediation by Jordan that has been seeking a ceasefire, an opposition spokesman said. A string of Syrian rebel-held towns and villages were forced to accept government rule on Saturday as insurgent lines collapsed in parts of the southwest under an intense bombardment.

Portland Police revoke permit, declare riot as protesters clash downtown
Portland Police declared a riot Saturday after tensions between the right-wing Patriot Prayer group and local anti-fascist activists came to a head and broke out in violence. The afternoon began with a permitted rally at Terry Schrunk Federal Plaza organized by Joey Gibson, U.S. Senate candidate for Washington and leader of the right-wing, Vancouver-based group.

Carrier USS Harry S. Truman Operating in the Atlantic as Russian Submarine Activity is on the Rise
The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) has left the Mediterranean Sea and is now operating in the Atlantic Ocean, a defense official confirmed to USNI News. This week the carrier, the embarked Carrier Air Wing 1 and some of its escorts passed through the Strait of Gibraltar into the Atlantic after spending several days in port in Marseille, France.

Nicaragua’s crisis deals a crushing blow to businesses large and small
With hotels, restaurants, bars, stores, workshops and even tortilla sellers driven out of business or struggling to survive, and with thousands of people left jobless, the turbulent political crisis sundering Nicaragua has taken a broader toll, plunging its economy into a tailspin. The wave of violence unleashed during harshly repressed anti-government protests has left some 220 people dead.

Recreational marijuana now legal in Vermont
As of Sunday, recreational use of marijuana is legal in Vermont — within boundaries of some clear and not-so-clear rules. Vermont becomes the ninth state to legalize marijuana and the first state to do so through its state legislature. Gov. Phil Scott signed the law in January with “mixed emotions.” The law allows adults to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, two mature and four immature plants.

Netanyahu says will handle Western Wall plan himself
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made it clear…that he would personally handle the Western Wall plan in an effort to mend the rift between the State of Israel and Reform and Conservative Jews over an egalitarian prayer area at the holy site…Netanyahu decided to remove Culture Minister Miri Regev as the head of the Ministerial Committee for Holy Places after she refused to approve the suggested plan for a designated area for women’s prayer at the Western Wall.

Mexico Arrests Top Gulf Cartel Leader near Texas Border
Mexican authorities arrested one of the top leaders of the Gulf Cartel in the region. The kingpin has been singled out as one of the men responsible for the escalation of violence that has taken place in this border city.

Tens of Thousands Attend Paris Gay Pride March
Tens of thousands of mainly young people flooded the streets of central Paris for the annual Gay Pride parade on Saturday, with plenty of exuberance but also calls to “carry on the struggle” against discrimination.

Pope Francis Sends Bishops to US/Mexico Border to ‘Stop Trump’
As liberals kick and scream about the Trump administration’s family separation policy, Pope Francis has quietly ordered a delegation of U.S. Catholic bishops led by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border in order to ‘Stop Trump.’

Author of the New Age Book ‘The Shack’ Claims That Salvation Can Happen After Death: ‘I don’t think that death is our damnation’
The book ‘The Shack’ was authored by a man named William P. Young and was recently turned into a major motion picture which portrayed God as a woman. William was recently interviewed by Eternity News, regarding his new documentary “The Heart of Man,” in which he claimed that after death, mankind is still granted the chance to be reconciled after death.

South African Jews file police complaint against 3 for ‘gross anti-Semitism’
The South African Jewish Board of Deputies on Thursday filed a police complaint against three individuals they say contributed to a recent uptick in anti-Semitic attacks and threats against Jews in the country.

Hospital Staff Caught Euthanizing Hundreds of Patients: “If a Nurse Didn’t Like You, You Were a Goner”
More details are emerging of the scandal in which at least 450, and probably more than 650,  people’s lives were ended as a result of being given dangerous amounts of unnecessary opiates.

Capital Gazette gunman was identified using facial recognition technology
Police said they were able to identify the suspected killer in Maryland’s Capital Gazette shooting using facial identification technology, an increasingly popular tool for law enforcement that’s been embroiled in controversy as civil libertarians warn about the risks of misuse.

Scientists Observe Coldest Temperatures Ever on Earth’s Surface
Researchers released a report this week revealing “ultralow surface temperatures” in East Antarctica that surpass the coldest temperatures ever recorded on the earth’s surface.

Is The Government Using Spy Hubs In 8 AT&T Buildings Across The Country To Intercept Our Emails, Phone Calls And Text Messages?
It is supposed to be illegal for the NSA to spy on communications that are completely domestic, but that appears to be precisely what is happening.

OUTBREAK: Sea Lice Reported On Florida’s Beaches, What We Know
An outbreak of “sea lice” has been reported on Florida’s beaches.  The lice leave the skin itchy, bumpy, and red after a quick dip in the ocean.  Here’s what we know so far about this outbreak:

Military Seizes Control Of Water Supplies As Venezuelan Infrastructure Collapses
…And as the collapse of social services has caused water supplies to dwindle, the military has recently hijacked what spigots remain, transforming access to water into a luxury that most Venezuelans can’t afford. Many of the pipes and reservoirs have fallen into disarray – or seen their supplies drastically diminished – the military is stepping in to take charge of the “equitable distribution” of what little remains.

Jewish schoolgirls interrogated over sex. Not Nazi Germany, but today’s Britain
Can you imagine them marching into an Islamic school and starting to ask the students about sex? They would never have dared, and if they had, the cries of “islamophobia” would have resounded through the land. But this? No one will care.

NBC, Amazon Writer Openly Promotes White Genocide – She Hopes It “Happens Faster”
Taylor Cox is a writer for NBC, Amazon and Cartoon Network. The only she thing she likes more than writing is white genocide.

School board bans fact: ‘Biological sex’ is no more – WND
The board in the Fairfax County, Virginia, school district has decided to ban the fact that there is a “biological sex,” and instead teach all students that sex is a “fluid spectrum.”