24 Nov 2017

Dublin priest blasts Church for lack of training in exorcisms
“They have abandoned the sheep.” The Dublin priest said he believes there is a rising fascination with evil spirits in today’s world. He added: “There is a morbid interest in evil spirits in society. It’s interesting as people lose faith in God, they are increasing their interest in the devil and it’s purely morbid. “I’d say to anyone who’s got that morbid interest, ‘If you had to deal with evil as someone have to do, it is horrible, it is pure darkness.’

Senior Saudi officials tour Paris Grand Synagogue
Saudi Muslim World League Sect. Gen. al-Issa, ambassador to France al-Angari visit Paris Grand Synagogue, receiving grand tour from France chief rabbi, synagogue’s rabbi; visit lasts two hours, Saudi officials shown ancient Torah scroll; synagogue’s rabbi then invited to luncheon for al-Issa, conjectures about impending invitation to Saudi kingdom.

Putin holds ‘victory summit’ in Russia with Erdoğan, Rouhani
Russia’s Putin meets Iran’s Rouhani, Turkey’s Erdoğan in Sochi to discuss Syria’s postwar prospects; ‘We’ve reached new phase,’ says Putin, while underlining need for compromises, including on Assad’s part; Putin and PM Netanyahu spoke about Syria on Tuesday, with Netanyahu reiterting the dangers of having Iran gain a foothold in Syria.

BREAKING: More than 54 dead, 75 wounded in Sinai Bombing, shooting attack
A combined bombing and shooting attack at a mosque in the northern Sinai on Friday has caused major casualties, according to Egyptian officials. A state of emergency was declared across the province following the attack that came as worshipers were conducting their Friday prayers at the Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, west of Arish city.

Transhumanism And The Future Of Humanity: 7 Ways The World Will Change By 2030
This transformation will be messy, complex, and sometimes scary, but signals already point to a future of humanity that will blur our identities into “transhumanism.”

North Korean defector describes ‘life of hell’ for Christians
North Korean Choi Kwanghyuk is one of the lucky ones. The 55-year-old managed to escape from the work camp where he was sent after being targeted and persecuted by the government for his Christian faith. “We couldn’t raise our voice during a service, we couldn’t sing out loud during a worship … that was hard,” Choi told Fox News through a translator. “Also, we had to hide so that other people could not see us.”

Putin crowned ‘world’s energy czar’ with Saudis bowing to reality
Russian President Vladimir Putin has become the most influential player in the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) since Russia agreed with the cartel to cap crude output nearly a year ago. The Russian leader is currently “calling all the shots,” one senior OPEC official told Bloomberg on condition of anonymity. Russia, which is not even a member of the group, has reportedly stolen Saudi power which for many years was overwhelming when Riyadh could move crude prices with just a few words.

Merkel’s Poll Ratings At Record-Low After Failure To Form Government
Angela Merkel is suffering the lowest poll ratings since taking charge of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 17 years ago after her proposed government formation collapsed Sunday. CDU and its sister party the Christian Social Union won the general election in September after receiving 33 percent of the votes. Merkel’s fourth term is in jeopardy after the Free Democrats pulled out of coalition negotiations and Germans appear to be losing patience over the situation.

BREAKING: More than 50 dead in Sinai Bombing, shooting attack
A combined bombing and shooting attack at a mosque in the northern Sinai on Friday has caused major casualties, according to Egyptian officials. A state of emergency was declared across the province following the attack that came as worshipers were conducting their Friday prayers at the Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, west of Arish city.

Report: Saudi Crown Prince calls Iran’s leader ‘new Hitler’
Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince called the Supreme Leader of Iran “the new Hitler of the Middle East” in an interview with The New York Times published on Thursday, sharply escalating the war of words between the arch-rivals. The Sunni Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Shi’ite Iran back rival sides in wars and political crises throughout the region.

Iran army chief vows next war will see ‘eradication’ of Israel
Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), issued new threats against Israel on Thursday, vowing that any future conflict will be the Jewish state’s last. “It is a proven claim that today we say any new war will lead to the eradication of the Zionist regime,” said Jafari at a Tehran press conference, according to Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency.

Beijing criticises Australia over South China Sea policy
China has criticised Australia for making “irresponsible remarks” over the South China Sea in a policy paper. On Thursday, Australia raised concerns about the “pace and scale” of China’s activities in the disputed zone – part of a wide-ranging document setting out Canberra’s foreign engagement strategy. Beijing said the paper was generally positive towards China, but Australia should not get involved in the dispute.

Horror in Germany as a massive concrete Swastika unearthed in Hamburg
God is indeed a comedian playing to an audience with no sense of humor. The metaphor is almost too perfect. Seventy five years after the first holocaust, this “discovery” heralds the second coming of this century’s Nazis — the Muslim immigration into Germany (and Europe) and their vicious Jew-hatred that is roiling the continent.

Teachers Warned Not to Say ‘Boys’ or ‘Girls’ as It ‘Reminds Pupils of Gender’
Teachers should avoid calling female pupils “girls” or “ladies” because it means they are “constantly reminded of their gender”, a former government mental health tsar has said.

Mystery of Dead Sea scrolls cracked?
It may be the biggest mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, possibly the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century – namely, who was it that preserved them for 2,000 years.

University Student Disciplined for ‘Transphobic Thought Crime’
An Ontario grad student is being investigated by her university for “transphobic thought crimes” after she didn’t vocally disagree with a video clip of a transgender critic.

Trump banishing Obama’s memos, regulations
Under the Obama administration, the White House, the Department of Justice and other federal agencies repeatedly circumvented Congress by using guidance memos to create de facto regulations, changing laws without going through the review process.

Trump’s DOJ Stripping Citizenship From Child Molesters Obama Let Stay
recent news out of the Department of Justice would seem to belie that claim, as several immigrants naturalized as citizens who had been convicted of sexual crimes against minors were permitted to retain their citizenship and remain in the country during former President Barack Obama’s term in office.

2nd Largest Gunmaker Nears Default As Americans Buy Fewer Firearms Post-Obama
2017 has seen the biggest drop in American firearms sales in history. After 8 years of almost incessant rises in NICS Firearms Checks (a proxy for ‘legal’ arms sales) under President Obama…

23 Nov 2017

‘By the people, for the people’: Kim Dotcom to launch alternative internet
Kim Dotcom, wanted in the US for alleged widespread illegal file sharing, has vowed to build an alternative internet to combat privacy and freedom problems online. The knowledge that government agencies have used the internet to spy on citizens, along with high-profile hacking scandals, has brought online privacy to the forefront of people’s minds. Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom says he will help facilitate an unobstructed internet, free from prying eyes, through MegaNet, which will operate without IP addresses. The German entrepreneur is currently resisting extradition to the US from New Zealand over alleged copyright infringement.

Congress Is Desperate To Train Staff On Sexual Harassment In Wake Of Franken Allegations
The sexual harassment scandals which have gripped Hollywood and the journalism world have now officially moved to Washington D.C. Multiple high-profile members of Congress are now embroiled in their own sexual predatory charges. This week, new allegations against Democratic Minnesota Sen. Al Franken emerged, along with a bombshell report on Democratic Michigan Rep. John Conyers paying a settlement to a staffer after alleged unwanted sexual advances. The allegations add to a lengthy rap sheet of congressional sexual deviancy.

Dem Congresswoman: John Conyers Should Resign Over ‘Repulsive’ Sexual Harassment Allegations
New York Rep. Kathleen Rice became the first Democrat to call on Democratic Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign over the repeated sexual harassment allegations against him. “Rep. John Conyers should resign. I’ve reviewed the allegations against him, and they’re as credible as they are repulsive.

Iran Guards chief: Hezbollah must remain armed to fight Israel
Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards will play an active role in establishing a lasting “ceasefire” in crisis-hit Syria, its chief commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said, adding that disarming Lebanon’s Hezbollah was non-negotiable, state TV reported on Thursday. “Hezbollah must be armed to fight against the enemy of the Lebanese nation which is Israel. Naturally they should have the best weapons to protect Lebanon’s security.

In possible nod to Israel, two top Saudi officials visit Paris synagogue
In a historic first and possible nod to Israel, two top officials from Saudi Arabia – both former government ministers – visited a synagogue in Paris this week, The Jerusalem Post has learned. The officials were Secretary General of the Muslim World League Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Kareem al-Issa, a former Saudi justice minister, and Khalid bin Mohammed Al Angari, a former Saudi education minister who currently serves as Riyadh’s ambassador to France.

Arab American groups offer PLO office space if it’s shut down
Arab American groups offered to host the Palestine Liberation Organization in their offices if the Trump administration shuts down the PLO representation in Washington. “If your staff are shut out and forced to move, you’re welcome to use tables and have desks and internet in our office,” James Zogby, the president of the Arab American Institute, said Wednesday in a conference call with reporters.

US gun control: Jeff Sessions announces review into background checks
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered a thorough review of the FBI database used to check the backgrounds of people who want to buy guns. The review will assess how key information about the gunman who carried out a mass shooting at a church in Texas on 6 November was apparently not registered. Mr Sessions said it was “unacceptable” that this may have been the case.

China unveils 19,030mph HYPERSONIC scattergun nuke to strike ‘ANYWHERE in world’
The Dongfeng-41 will be capable of hypersonic speeds up to Mach 25 and has been in development for more than 30 years. Chinese scientists have tested the weapon eight times since 2012 – and carried out their most recent tests deep in the desert earlier this month. State media reports the missile is due to enter the arsenal of the People’s Liberation Army in early 2018.

Iran Sends Warships to Gulf of Mexico
Iranian warships are set to leave the waters of the Persian Gulf to sail across the world and tour another gulf—the one that lies between the U.S. and Mexico…Iran is looking to expand and modernize its military in the face of what is seen as a growing U.S. threat…Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi…announcing that…Iranian ships would soon depart for the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico en route to…South American countries…

China air force again flies round Taiwan, over South China Sea
China’s air force has again flown bombers and other warplanes through two strategic channels near Taiwan and also over the disputed South China Sea during training drills… Numerous H-6K bombers and other jets recently flew through the Bashi Channel between Taiwan and the Philippines and the Miyako Strait in Japan’s south, and also over the South China Sea on a “combat patrol”, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing Air Force spokesman Shen Jinke.

Growling abortionist faces Judgment Day
A San Diego abortion business that was the site of an abortionist’s “bizarre demonic rant” against a pro-life activist has been closed down by a chain of California clinics, according to Operation Rescue.

Rabbi sees Messiah behind mystery BOOMS
A rash of inexplicable ground-shaking BOOM sounds being heard around the world in recent days has prompted some Israeli rabbis to suggest they are the anticipated signs of the imminent coming of the Jewish Messiah.

50 Employees Fired After Refusing Flu Shot
For dozens of employees at Essentia Health, Monday meant coming to work not knowing whether they would make it to Tuesday. All because of the flu shot.

WW3 RED ALERT: Russian destroyer warship escorted out of UK waters by Royal Navy
…The 8,000-ton Russian destroyer Vice Admiral Kulakov and her supporting tanker were returning from the eastern Mediterranean after supporting Russia’s campaign in Syria.

Inside chilling religion creating ‘God robot’ a billion times smarter than humans
…When asked about how powerful his “god” would be, Levandowski was not shy in talking up its intelligence. He said: “What is going to be created will effectively be a god. “It’s not a god in the sense that it makes lighting or causes hurricanes. “But if there is something a billion times smarter than the smartest human, what else are you going to call it.”

Can You Handle The Truth: ‘Palestinian Authority’ Head Admits “Palestinian People” Don’t Exist
The Palestinians are one of the more ridiculous historical hoaxes. If you believe the media, they’re an ancient distinct people with a historical claim on the land of Israel. In reality they’re a collection of invaders, colonists and migrants. A sizable group among them, the Afro-Palestinians, are African Muslims who arrived there in the 20th century to fight against Israel.

Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation Made 16 References to God; Trump’s, 6; Obama’s, 1
In the first proclmation declaring a national day of Thanksgiving, in 1789, President George Washington referenced God 16 times. For comparison, President Donald Trump referenced God 6 times in his recent proclamation, and back in 2016, his last year in office, then-President Barack Obama referenced God once.