21 Sep 2017

Hubble spots a strange new type of celestial object
Astronomers have discovered a brand new type of object in our solar system: an active binary asteroid. That means the object, named Body 288P, is the first known hybrid of two rare types of asteroid: a binary that’s made up of two rocks orbiting each other, and an active asteroid that acts more like a comet, leaving a trail of gas and dust in its wake.

Japan Earthquake: Fukushima Braces for Another Possible Tsunami After 6.1-Magnitude Shock
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Japan Wednesday, just hours after a 7.1-magnitude event leveled central Mexico. The tremors erupted at 2:37 a.m. Tokyo time, and the epicenter was approximately 175 miles east of Kamaishi, not far from the 2011 quake that later sent tsunami waves racing toward Japan.

Vanuatu’s Erromango island struck by strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake
A STRONG 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck Vanuatu’s Erromango island in the Pacific Ocean, the US Geological Survey says. It says the quake struck the centre of the island, Vanuatu’s fourth largest, at 7.09am Thursday local time and was fairly deep at 200km, which would have dampened its effect.

Trump says he made decision on Iran nuke deal, won’t reveal it yet
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he had made his decision on whether or not the United States will remain in a 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and world powers, but he declined to reveal it. “I have decided,” Trump told reporters when asked if he had made up his mind after having criticized the accord under which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in return for relief from economic sanctions.

Democrats caught inciting anti-police riots in St. Louis
The St. Louis Young Democrats are working hand-in-hand with Black Lives Matter to organize protests in the city, now entering their sixth night, and the mayor says she is “listening.” The Young Democrats tweeted Wednesday at about 12:20 p.m. that the next “protest” in response to the not-guilty verdict in the Jason Stockley trial was planned for Wednesday evening, instructing rioters where to show up and at what time, hashtagging #Black Lives Matter on the tweet.

Samantha Power sought to unmask Americans on almost daily basis, sources say
Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was ‘unmasking’ at such a rapid pace in the final months of the Obama administration that she averaged more than one request for every working day in 2016…the requests to identify Americans whose names surfaced in foreign intelligence reporting, known as unmasking, exceeded 260 last year. One source indicated this occurred in the final days of the Obama White House. The details emerged ahead of an expected appearance by Power next month on Capitol Hill. She is one of several Obama administration officials facing congressional scrutiny for their role in seeking the identities of Trump associates in intelligence reports – but the interest in her actions is particularly high.

Germany adopts international definition of antisemitism
Germany has formally accepted an international definition of antisemitism in a move designed to provide clarity for the prosecution of related crimes. The German Cabinet announced Wednesday that it unanimously adopted the working definition promoted by the International Alliance for Holocaust Remembrance, a body with 31 member states.

Thousands of Israelis celebrate Rosh Hashana in nature
Some 35,000 Israelis flocked to national parks and natural reserves across the country on Thursday morning to enjoy the warm weather with their families on the first of a four-day countrywide hiatus in celebration of the Jewish New Year. Families with small children traveled across Israel, going to hikes and visiting waterfalls up north.

North Korea says Trump speech is ‘a dog’s bark’
North Korea’s top diplomat has called US President Donald Trump’s speech to the UN “the sound of a barking dog”. Speaking to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Mr Trump said he would “totally destroy” North Korea if it posed a threat to the US or its allies. Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho’s comments were North Korea’s first official response to the speech.

Australian schoolgirl raises alarm over flesh-eating disease
An Australian schoolgirl suffering from a flesh-eating ulcer is calling for better government funding for research into the infectious disease. Ella Crofts, 13, is slowly recovering from a Buruli ulcer, a skin disease more usually found in developing world. Her case has prompted doctors to warn of a growing epidemic in area of Victoria state where she lives.

Catalonia referendum: Spain PM calls for ‘escalation’ to stop
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has gone on national TV to urge Catalan separatists to abandon their plans for a referendum on 1 October. He asked the region’s government to give up its “escalation of radicalism and disobedience”. The Spanish authorities have sought to stop the vote, which they regard as illegal, by seizing voting materials.

Mexico earthquake: Race to find survivors under collapsed school
Rescuers are racing against the clock to reach survivors trapped under the rubble of a school in Mexico City which collapsed during Tuesday’s earthquake. One is a 12-year-old girl, identified as Frida Sofia, who is believed to be sheltering under a table. At least 21 children and five adults died when the primary school collapsed and many others are missing.

Hurricane Maria: Whole of Puerto Rico without power
Hurricane Maria has knocked out power across the island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5m people, officials have said. The US National Hurricane Center said “catastrophic” flooding was sweeping parts of the island. Meanwhile more pictures are emerging of widespread destruction on the small island of Dominica, hit on Monday.

Iran nuclear deal: US ‘sunset clause’ concern remains – Tillerson
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said Washington continues to have “significant issues” with the Iran nuclear deal, after his first talks with his Iranian counterpart. But Mr Tillerson said the talks were “very matter of fact”, and acknowledged Iran was complying with the deal. Wednesday’s talks at the UN, involving all seven parties that negotiated the deal, focused on its implementation.

UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos
The blueprint for life – DNA – has been altered in human embryos for the first time in the UK. The team at the Francis Crick Institute are unravelling the mysteries of the earliest moments of life. Understanding what happens after a sperm fertilises an egg could lead to ways of improving IVF or explain why some women miscarry.

Caught On Video: Maxine Waters Uses Funeral Speech To Push Trump Impeachment
“I’m cleaning out the White House. We’re going to sanitize the White House. Not only are we going to clean out the White House. We’re going to take back the house that slaves built! I’m gonna say ‘Impeach 45 everyday,’ ‘Impeach 45 everyday,’ ‘Impeach 45 everyday.’”

Models in nightmare outfits for London Fashion Week
For her show on Monday night, Dilara transformed St Andrews Church, in London, into a graphically satanic runway. Fashion insiders lined the front row as models strutted their stuff down a checkerboard catwalk. The set was dominated by a towering backdrop packed with symbolism from tarot card imagery. Dilara’s occult influences were evident in the ensembles she unveiled. One model looked eerily pale as she appeared in a shredded cream outfit inspired by a corpse bride.

British supermarket offers ‘finger vein’ payment in worldwide first
UK supermarket has become the first in the world to let shoppers pay for groceries using just the veins in their fingertips. Customers at the Costcutter store, at Brunel University in London, can now pay using their unique vein pattern to identify themselves.

Hostility to religion surged 133% in last 5 Obama years
Instances of hostility to religion across America surged 133 percent during the last five years of the Obama administration, according to a new report that documents more than 1,400 incidents ranging from the Obamacare attacks on faithful Christians to various prison restrictions on Muslims and Sikhs.

12 INCHES OF FUNDING TERROR: Subway Adopts Sharia Law for 185 Franchise Outlets with ‘Halal Meats Only’ Policy
…Sandwiches at 185 Subway outlets in Britain and Ireland no longer come with ham or bacon as the pig is regarded as unclean in Islam…the practice of halal slaughter, which can only be carried out by Muslim men who chant “Bismillah Allahu-Akbar” (in praise of God) before the slaughter, is not without controversy. Critics say it is inhumane because sharia law demands the animal is conscious at the moment of slaughter.

How Did Toys “R” Us Implode So Fast? The CEO Explains
“A news story published on September 6, 2017, reporting that the Debtors were considering a chapter 11 filing, started a dangerous game of dominos: within a week of its publication, nearly 40 percent of the Company’s domestic and international product vendors refused to ship product without cash on delivery…”

20 Sep 2017

Judge Roy Moore: We Removed God from Schools, Shootings and Death Filled the Void
“You wonder why we’re having shootings, and killings here in 2017? Because we’ve asked for it,” Moore said. “We’ve taken God out of everything. We’ve taken prayer out of school, we’ve taken prayer out of council meetings.” In a video of Moore’s speech to Citizen Impact USA, he can be heard saying, “There’s no truth, no mercy, no knowledge of God in the land.”

‘We’re basically in World War Three’
“We’re basically in World War Three,” he said. “Iran has promised to kill everyone in America: Death to America, genocide against America, [and] now genocide against Israel, too. But as President of the United States, he has a responsibility to protect us.” “It’s one thing to speak about Iran, it’s another thing to do something about Iran. The administration hasn’t yet realized that there’s no non-military solution for Iran and North Korea. When you’re dealing with professional terror organizations like that, you can’t negotiate your differences.

Tillerson: The Iran deal has to change
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Fox News on Tuesday that the Iran nuclear agreement must be changed in order for the United States to be able to remain part of it. “I think we’re all well familiar with the flaws of the Iranian nuclear deal, and the most glaring flaw is the sunset provision. We all know that this is a merely a ‘kick the can down the road’ agreement,” said Tillerson.

Mexico earthquake death toll surpasses 200
Tuesday’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico was becoming a greater tragedy with each passing hour. Early Wednesday, the death toll stood at 217, after being revised downward from 248, the Associated Press reported, as rescue teams continued to search for survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings in Mexico City and surrounding states.

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico after lashing Virgin Islands – latest news
Hurricane Maria has made landfall in Puerto Rico, bringing “catastrophic” 155mph winds and dangerous storm surges, after battering the Virgin Islands. The “monster” storm began lashing the US Virgin Island of St Croix early on Wednesday, as it continued to cut a deadly north-westerly path through the Caribbean.

Citing Bible, Netanyahu Reminds UN Israel Has Divine Ally Against Enemies
“As the prophet Isaiah said, ‘I have made you a light unto the nations, bringing salvation to the ends of the earth,’” Netanyahu quoted. He concluded that Israel is amidst a “great revolution in Israel’s standing among the nations.” Over and over, the Israeli premiere emphasized the divine origin of Israel’s great contributions to the world.

Israel intercepts Iranian drone on Syrian border
Israel intercepted an Iranian- built unmanned aerial vehicle that breached the “Bravo line,” which marks the Syrian demilitarized zone, by firing a Patriot anti-ballistic missile stationed near Safed on Tuesday. IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis said Hezbollah operated drone took off from Damascus International Airport and was followed in real-time by the army before it crossed into the demilitarized zone between Israel and Syria…

Palestinian activist admits: Flotillas are for propaganda, not humanitarian goals
Hamas-affiliated flotilla leader Zaher Birawi has admitted that the goal of flotillas sailing toward Gaza is not really humanitarian, but propaganda, the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center reported on Tuesday. The British-Palestinian activist has also predicted that the next flotilla designed to break Israel’s naval blockade of Hamas in Gaza will take place in summer 2018.

First Australia refugees approved for US resettlement
A group of refugees from Australia’s offshore detention centres have become the first to be accepted by the US under a resettlement deal. About 50 people from the Papua New Guinea and Nauru centres will be taken to the US, the Australian government confirmed on Tuesday. Under a resettlement deal struck with the Obama administration in 2016, the US agreed to take up to 1,250 refugees.

Mexico: Huge earthquake topples buildings, killing more than 200
A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 200 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City. President Enrique Peña Nieto said more than 20 children had died and 30 were missing after a school collapsed. The 7.1 magnitude quake also caused major damage in neighbouring states.

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria, the devastating storm pushing north-west through the Caribbean has landed in Puerto Rico. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said it arrived in Yabucoa in the east of the US territory, producing winds of 150 mph (250 km/h). The hurricane earlier hit St Croix in the US Virgin Islands.

Iraqi forces ‘attack last IS bastion on Syria border’
Iraqi forces are reported to have launched an operation to recapture the last stronghold of so-called Islamic State in the country’s western desert. A military source told the BBC that soldiers, Anbar provincial police and Sunni Arab tribal fighters began moving on the town of Ana on Tuesday morning. Their progress was slowed initially by dozens of booby-traps, the source said.

Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns
The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign buyers, according to senior U.S. officials. Aides to President Donald Trump are completing a plan to shift oversight of international non-military firearms sales from the State Department to the Commerce Department, four officials told Reuters.

Illinois Unpaid Vendor Backlog Hits A New Record At Over $16 Billion
“We need to come up with roughly half a billion (dollars) of cuts just to be able to service a bond offering…”

Manafort Calls On DOJ To Release His Intercepted Phone Calls; Demands Investigation Of Leaks
“Mr. Manafort requests that the Department of Justice release any interceptsinvolving him and any non-Americans so interested parties can come to the same conclusion as the DOJ — there is nothing there.”

Israel and US Open First American Military Base in Israel
Israel and the U.S. inaugurated the first American military base on Israeli soil on Monday, which will serve dozens of soldiers operating a missile defense system.

Bolton: ‘This Was the Best Speech of the Trump Presidency’
John Bolton says President Donald Trump’s address to the United Nations General Assembly was the “best speech of the Trump presidency.” Bolton, a former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, said the centerpiece of Trump’s speech was his criticism of the behavior of North Korea and Iran.

5-Star’s young, popular Di Maio charts course to be Italy PM
Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement looks poised to name Luigi Di Maio as its candidate for prime minister in elections early next year and, if opinion polls are to be believed, the earnest 31-year-old has a good chance of winning.

6.1 Earthquake Off New Zealand Follows 7.1 Quake near Mexico City — 119 Dead
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off of New Zealand on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning local time). This was the second quake today on the “Ring of Fire” zone in the Pacific Ocean.

Obama’s UN Global Expansion of Community Organizing
It should surprise no one that former President Barack Obama will host an upcoming gathering of civic leaders from around the world on the 31st of October, the day the United Nations celebrates ‘World Cities Day’. Obama and the UN are on the same obsessive mission to take over the world country by country by first globalizing the West, city by city.

Netanyahu on Trump UN Speech: In More than 30 Years at UN, Have Not Heard a Speech So Bold And Courageous
The US president delivered a fearless speech to the international body. President Trump slammed the terrorists of Hezbollah, the dangers of socialism, the murderous Iranian regime, Obama’s embarrassing Iranian nuclear deal, and North Korean ‘rocket man’ Kim Jong Un.

First time in years, a U.S. President manages to address the UN—without trashing The United States I won’t bother listing examples, because there are so many that it would take all day.  Suffice it to say that, if you spent any part of the last 8 years watching President Obama address the United Nations, you saw a U.S. President belittle his own county.  Obama’s speeches were, almost without exception, apologetic affairs designed to acknowledge the left-wing “truth” that America is the source of all the world’s ills.