17 Mar 2018

Iranian official warns Europeans against imposing sanctions to ‘please’ Trump
Any new European sanctions against Iran will have a direct effect on the nuclear deal struck between world powers and Tehran, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said Friday, according to state media. “In case some European countries are following steps to put non-nuclear sanctions against Iran in order to please the American president, they will be making a big mistake and they will see the direct result of that on the nuclear deal,” Abbas Araqchi said…

Syria war: Thousands flee offensives in Afrin and Ghouta
More than 60,000 people have fled two separate offensives in Syria in recent days, the UN says. Up to 16,000 people have fled Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, where Russian air strikes are supporting Syrian government attempts to retake the area. Nearly 50,000 fled the northern town of Afrin, where Turkey is fighting a US-backed Kurdish militia that it considers a terrorist group.

FBI ex-deputy director Andrew McCabe sacked days before retirement
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe has been sacked days before he could retire with pension rights. He was fired by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who said an internal review found he leaked information and misled investigators. Mr McCabe denied the claims and said he was being targeted because of his involvement in the inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Egyptian jamming of ISIS terrorists disrupts phones in Israel
IDF officers and Defense Ministry representatives met earlier this week with their counterparts in Egypt in an effort to halt disruptions to mobile phone services in southern Israel, a result of Egyptian jamming against ISIS-affiliated terrorists in Sinai. Egyptian military officials reportedly told their Israeli counterparts at the Sharm El Sheikh meeting that their electronic warfare will continue as long as the fighting…continues.

Fight over U.S. spending bill rekindles immigration debate
As another U.S. government funding deadline looms, a huge spending bill is ground zero in the latest battle between Republicans and Democrats in Congress over President Donald Trump’s push to toughen immigration policy. Lawmakers have until March 23 to work out how to fund an array of government agencies for the next six months. But their behind-the-scenes negotiations are complicated by the immigration issue.

Russian Nuclear Sub “Quietly” Traveled To US Coastline Undetected
As Russia weighs retaliating against the UK over its decision to expel a cadre of Russian diplomats after determining that senior Russian leaders (perhaps Putin himself) were responsible for a nerve-gas attack on a former Russian spy, RT revealed that a nuclear-powered submarine recently completed a clandestine exercise that brought it all the way to the US coast.

IRS Documented 1.3M Identity Thefts by Illegal Aliens; Can’t Say It Referred Any for Prosecution
The Internal Revenue Service in 2011 through 2016 documented more than 1.3 million cases of identity theft perpetrated by illegal aliens whom the IRS had given Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN), which are only given to people who are ineligible to work in the United States or receive Social Security Numbers, according to information published by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration(TIGTA).

Palestinians call for ‘day of rage’ Friday to mark US Jerusalem recognition
Factions urge protesters to clash with troops and settlers immediately after prayers in renewal of demonstrations 100 days after Trump announcement

CDC: Americans Binge Over 17B Drinks a Year
A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Americans’ drinking habits reported that people who identify as binge drinkers are consuming quite a bit of alcohol, CBS News reported Friday.

United Methodist Clergy Woman Loses License for Officiating Same-Sex ‘Wedding’
A United Methodist clergy woman in Tennessee has had her ministerial license revoked for officiating a same-sex “wedding” in violation of the UMC’s Book of Discipline.

Obama’s ‘civilian army’: It was the students all along
Now we know what that “civilian army” that President Obama was always telling us about consisted of.  We saw them in force all over the country not too long ago.

Russia Blamed For Attacks On US Power Grid Starting In 2016
The Trump administration has blamed the Russian government for a series of cyber attacks targeting American and European nuclear power plants and other critical utilities dating back at least two years – raising fears that the Kremlin could disrupt the West’s critical infrastructure in the event of a conflict.

BOMBSHELL: GOP Officials: PA Special Election Voting Machines ‘Miscalibrated’, Votes ‘Switched’
Republicans are now claiming that voting machines ‘miscalibrated,’ giving Lamb votes that should’ve gone Saccone’s way.

Democrats Holding Heartland America Hostage Over Food Stamps
Democrats in the House of Representatives are stalling negotiations on the Farm Bill, the massive bill that authorizes spending agriculture programs, over potential changes to the food stamps program.

Pentagon: When U.S. Troops Engage in Combat in Africa, We May Not Tell You
U.S. troops in Niger and elsewhere in Africa are there to train and advise, but sometimes they come under hostile fire, and when that happens, Americans back home may not be told about it, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

Fallen Bridge: Toll up to 6 Dead as Officials Seek Answers
An innovative pedestrian bridge being built at Florida International University was put to a “stress test” before it collapsed over traffic, killing six people and sending 10 to a hospital, authorities said.

Australia Calls For Emergency Visas For White Farmers Facing Violent Attacks In South Africa
A top Australian official has called for emergency visas for South Africa’s white farmers, who are reportedly facing rising violence amid government calls for land expropriation in favor of black citizens.

Church Forced to Remove the Word ‘Jesus’ From Easter Advertising
A church has been forced to remove the word ‘Jesus’ from its signs ahead of Easter because it has been causing offence. Elim Church on the Central Coast in New South Wales, Australia, paid for digital signs to be displayed at Erina Fair shopping centre reading ‘the greatness of His Power.’

16 Mar 2018

In a first, U.S. blames Russia for cyber attacks on energy grid
The Trump administration on Thursday blamed the Russian government for a campaign of cyber attacks stretching back at least two years that targeted the U.S. power grid, marking the first time the United States has publicly accused Moscow of hacking into American energy infrastructure. Beginning in March 2016, or possibly earlier, Russian government hackers sought to penetrate multiple U.S. critical infrastructure sectors, including energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation and manufacturing, according to a U.S. security alert published Thursday.

‘Jerusalem is not holy to Muslims, enough with this lie!’
“Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel, under King David 3,000 years ago,” Klein said. “It was never, ever, the capital of any other nation except Israel. When the Arabs conquered Palestine in 716, they made Ramla their capital, not Jerusalem.” “The Jewish holy books mention Jerusalem 700 times. it is never, ever mentioned in the Quran. Even about Mohammed allegedly going from Jerusalem to heaven, in the Quran…this is a dream. He simply has a dream, and it says he went ‘from the farthest place to heaven.’ … And the nearest place, in the Quran, is Palestine. So clearly, it was not from Jerusalem.”

Don’t Mess With the US: Aid Cuts Proposed For Countries Voting Against US
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is making good on her threat to cut US aid to countries that vote against the US in the United Nations. On Thursday, Foreign Policy reported on a 53-page memo issued by Haley. Titled “America First Foreign Assistance Policy”, the new policy will make good on that threat. “It is the opinion of the U.S. mission to the U.N. that all U.S. foreign assistance should be reevaluated to ensure that taxpayers dollars are spent to advance U.S. interests, not to fund foreign legacy programs that provide little or no return on investment,” the memo read.

Christian Beliefs Help Drive American Support For Israel To Record Highs: Gallup
A Gallup Poll published on Tuesday showed that support for Israel among the American population is at an all-time high, equal to the previous record reached in 1991 during the Persian Gulf War. “Americans’ stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is as strongly pro-Israel as at any time in Gallup’s three-decade trend,” the polling research company said in the report titled, “Americans Remain Staunchly in Israel’s Corner.” Sixty-four percent of respondents said that in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, their sympathies lie more with the Israelis while just 19 percent said they sympathize more with the Palestinians instead.

Peter Thiel: Silicon Valley is a ‘totalitarian place’
Silicon Valley has created an oppressive environment. “When people are unanimously on one side, that tells me not that they’ve all figured out the truth but that they are in sort of a totalitarian place, that they are in a one-party state where they are not allowed to have dissenting views,” he said.

Facing far-right challenge, minister says Islam doesn’t belong to Germany
New Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Islam does not belong to Germany and set out hardline immigration policies in an interview published on Friday, as he sought to see off rising far-right challengers. Seehofer told Bild newspaper he would push through a “master plan for quicker deportations”, in his first major interview since he was sworn into office on Wednesday.

China launches new campaign against Christianity
Amid an ongoing surge in Christianity that developed as communism created a spiritual vacuum in people’s lives, China has launched a new crackdown, including rules introduced last month that further restrict the activities of unregistered house churches, according to a new report.

Horrible development: Abortions based on chromosomes
The debate over life has intensified in recent days as pro-abortion activists push back against a series of new state laws banning the procedure based on a pre-natal diagnosis of Down Syndrome, but a leading pro-life voice says such abortions are nothing more than “genetic discrimination” and a disturbing sign for our culture.

California pushes abortion by depicting pregnant women as stupid}
California has a reason for its requirement that pro-life crisis pregnancy centers promote local abortionists: It thinks women are stupid.

U.N. to U.S.: You need to write check for Palestinians
United Nations officials are publicly berating the United States for not paying much more than its fair share of costs for a refugee program whose support was cut by President Trump as a way to incentivize Palestinians to be serious about negotiating for peace with Israel.

South Africa: Genocide or Civil War? Is This America’s Fate?
As bad as apartheid is, what is going on inside of South Africa is worse. Presently there is a murderous purge transpiring in South Africa and white people are the victims and they are increasingly hiring private security when they can as the country moves closer to civil war, which seems to be the only option left for whites to avoid racially motivated genocide.

Venezuela Faces The Return Of Forgotten Diseases
…I am talking about serious stuff: Tuberculosis, Diptheria, Leishmaniasis. There have been adults and children who died because of these things. The diseases themselves, under normal conditions can be healed. But without the appropriate medications and proper nutrition, they become deadly.

Did School Book Fair Try to Indoctrinate First Graders?
…Avid Bookshop accused Athens Academy of “discrimination, censorship and homophobia” after they were told to remove a copy of “The Best Man” from the March 7th book fair.

Lawmaker’s tweet after physicist Stephen Hawking’s death draws criticism
A Texas state representative came under fire on social media Wednesday over a tweet about famed British physicist Stephen Hawking that some found insensitive.

MIAMI HORROR: University Bridge COLLAPSES, Multiple Casualties Reported
Multiple fatalities were reported Thursday after a recently constructed pedestrian footbridge collapsed at Florida International University; injuring scores as the wreckage rained-down on the roadway below.

Subpoenas Issued Against CAIR
Pressure is mounting against the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) for its controversial partnership with the San Diego Unified School District in developing an anti-Islamophobia bullying initiative that was enacted last April.

First NK, Now the Middle East? Israeli, Arab Leaders Show up at White House for Huge Talks
…According to Axios, that historical occurrence was a White House meeting which involved national security officials from Israel along with their counterparts from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.Representatives of the Palestinian Authority were invited to participate but declined to attend the important meeting.

Lamb’s Win Points to GOP Losing 60 House Seats, Senate Control
The apparent win of Democrat Conor Lamb for Pennsylvania’s 18th District has shaken the Republican establishment to its foundations and points to a “wave election” in the coming midterms that will end Republican control of both the House and the Senate.

Oxford University Will ‘Feminise’ Its Philosophy Reading Lists to Appeal More to Women 
Oxford University will ‘feminise’ its philosophy curriculum in order to appeal to more female students and boost writers profiles.