24 Sep 2017

Trump and North Korea war of words escalates
US President Donald Trump has made new threats against North Korea in response to the country’s foreign minister’s fiery speech at the UN on Saturday. Ri Yong-ho described Mr Trump as a “mentally deranged person full of megalomania” on a “suicide mission”. The US president responded by saying Mr Ri and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “won’t be around much longer” if they continue their rhetoric.

Catalonia referendum: Madrid moves to take over local policing
The Spanish authorities have moved to place all policing in Catalonia under central control to stop the disputed independence referendum on 1 October. Col Diego Pérez de los Cobos has been put in charge of Catalan and central police forces in the autonomous region. The order was justified as a way to achieve better co-ordination. But the Catalan authorities rejected it, saying it was an unacceptable interference.

Brazil’s army sent to quell Rio favela violence
The Brazilian army was deployed in one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favelas, Rocinha, after six days of clashes between rival drug gangs. The shanty town is home to an estimated 70,000 people living on hillsides overlooking wealthy western Rio. A major highway running past the shanty town was closed for hours because of a gun battle between the police and criminals that caused traffic jams on one of the city’s main east-west arteries.

Trump calls for BOYCOTTS of NFL teams whose players refuse to stand for the National Anthem
President Donald Trump has ratcheted up the national controversy over black National Football League players who refuse to stand while the U.S. National Anthem is played before games. During a Friday night political rally in Alabama, Trump called on fans to boycott teams that allow players to engage in that particular form of protest.

Germany election: Merkel seeks fourth term
Millions of Germans are casting their votes in the country’s federal elections, with Chancellor Angela Merkel tipped to retain power. She is seeking a fourth term in office and to keep her conservative CDU/CSU alliance’s status as the largest presence in Germany’s Bundestag. Its coalition partner, the social democratic SPD, is its main rival, while the right-wing AfD is likely to gain its first parliamentary seats.

Conservative Roman Catholic theologians accuse pope of spreading heresy
Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. In a 25-page letter delivered to Francis last month and provided Saturday to The Associated Press, the 62 signatories issued a “filial correction” to the pope — a measure they said hadn’t been employed since the 14th century.

Iran launches war games near Iraqi Kurdistan border, Turkey hits militant positions
Iranian forces have launched war games in an area near the border with Iraq’s Kurdistan region, Iran’s state media reported on Sunday, a day before a Kurdish independence referendum in the region. Turkey also said on Sunday its aircraft launched airstrikes against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq’s Gara region on Saturday after spotting militants preparing to attack Turkish military outposts on the border.

Russia Warns US In Unprecedented “Secret” Face-To-Face Meeting Over Syria, But What’s The Endgame?
Russia’s diplomatic and strategic victory in the Middle East was made clear this week as news broke of “secret” and unprecedented US-Russia face to face talks on Syria. The Russians reportedly issued a stern warning to the US military, saying that it will respond in force should the Syrian Army or Russian assets come under fire by US proxies.

World War 3 ready: Russia carries out EXPLOSIVE war games on edge of Europe
Russia’s military exercises were displayed in terrifying detail in a series of shock photos released today.

Comedy Central Show “Broad City” Celebrates Abortion, Depicts Pro-Lifer Holding “Jesus Hates You” Sign
The opening of the September 20 episode of Comedy Central’s Broad City, titled “Twaining Day,” provided a glimpse into the attitude of today’s pro-abortion feminists and the result was as tragically ridiculous as you might imagine.

70,000 in Puerto eRico Urged to Evacuate as Dam Collapse Feared
Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and said they could not reach more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as the massive scale of the disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria started to become clear on Friday.

CLAIM: Red Cross stole emergency supplies from the doorsteps of churches, then sold them for profit
 A Houston-area woman has made an explosive allegation that the American Red Cross scooped up Hurricane Harvey relief supplies that poured in from all over the country, and supposedly sold some of them — like bottle water — for a profit. Other supplies were discarded in dumpsters.

How Obama is funding the anti-Trump resistance
Wall Street might be shocked to learn it is helping bankroll the anti-Trump “resistance” movement that’s aggressively fighting policies it favors — including corporate tax cuts and the repeal of Obama-era banking and health-care regulations.

Chinese robot dentist is first to fit implants in patient’s mouth without any human involvement Successful procedure raises hopes technology could avoid problems caused by human error and help overcome shortage of qualified dentists.

“Fix it or nix it,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, telling the world body that Israel’s policy on the Iranian nuclear deal is simple: “Change it or cancel it.”

Iran Releases Video Showing Off Brand New Ballistic Missile
“The 2,000-km-range missile can carry the warhead 1,800km away,” the Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps told reporters on Friday. “The specification of this missile is that it can carry several warheads instead of one to hit several targets.”

The Reason Why ICOs Have Been Going Through The Roof…
“Like the dot-com bubble in the 90s, you could add the concept of blockchain to just about anything and have a ‘business’ worth millions, no matter how idiotic the original idea…”

23 Sep 2017

Countering the US, Iran test-fires new ballistic missile
Shortly after Iran unveiled its newest ballistic missile in a military parade on Friday, Tehran test-fired the weapon, broadcasting the launch on public television. The Khorramshahr missile has a range of 2000 kilometers…and can be armed with several warheads. The release and launch of the missile comes shortly after a speech by US President Donald Trump at the UN General Assembly in which he directly attacked the Islamic Republic.

UN Security Council announces opposition to Kurdish independence vote
The United Nations Security Council has announced its opposition to the upcoming Kurdish independence referendum, set to take place tomorrow. During the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week, the Security Council said that such a vote would be ”destabilizing” to Iraq, which has disintegrated since the war against the Islamic State began there three years ago.

Arab media reports Israeli airstrike on Damascus Airport
Arab media reports on Thursday night claimed that Israel attacked a weapons depot next to Damascus International Airport. A report from…Al Arabia Al Jadid, said that a series of explosions shook the airport. Al Masdar News…also reported that an Israeli drone attack the airport, citing a report from the Syrian military that the attack did not seriously damage the airport or its surroundings, and that there were no casualties.

China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade
China has moved to limit North Korea’s oil supply and will stop buying textiles from the politically isolated nation, it said on Saturday. China is North Korea’s most important trading partner, and one of its only sources of hard currency. The ban on textiles trade will hurt Pyongyang’s income, while China’s oil exports are the country’s main source of petroleum products.

North Korea: Tremor detected near weapons’ test site
A magnitude-3.4 earthquake has been detected in North Korea. The earthquake occurred about 50km from a nuclear test site, monitors say. Previous quakes have occurred during weapons’ tests. Chinese seismologists said it was a “suspected explosion”. But South Korea says that it could be a natural quake not caused by a nuclear test.

Indonesia: Bali volcano highest alert issued
Indonesia has issued its highest level alert for a volcano on Bali, warning that an eruption on the popular tourist island could be imminent. About 10,000 people have already been evacuated, with officials urging people to stay at least nine kilometres (5.6 miles) away from Mount Agung. Tremors have been reported, and there are indications that magma is rising to the surface, the officials say.

Puerto Rico dam failure ‘imminent’ after Hurricane Maria
A failing dam is causing “extremely dangerous” flooding on a Puerto Rico river in the wake of Hurricane Maria, authorities say. The National Weather Service (NWS) said the “imminent failure” of the Guajataca Dam is a “life-threatening situation”. More than 70,000 people live in the nearby areas of Isabela and Quebradillas.

McCain torpedoes Republican Obamacare repeal plan again
Senator John McCain has said he cannot support his fellow Republicans’ latest effort to repeal Obamacare, dealing it a potentially fatal blow. The Arizona senator, who is battling brain cancer, said he “cannot in good conscience” vote for the new plan, which President Donald Trump backs. Mr McCain said it was wrong to pass such far-reaching legislation without input from the Democrats.

Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia
The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning. This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs. It emerged in Cambodia but has since spread through parts of Thailand, Laos and has arrived in southern Vietnam.

‘It Undermines Integrity Of Elections’: Glitch Allows Non-U.S. Citizens In Pa. To Vote
Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt says a glitch in the state’s “motor-voter” process has allowed non-U.S. citizens to register to vote, even though he thinks they did so accidentally. The glitch has had no impact on elections, as the number of people mistakenly registered was small, but Schmidt thinks that statewide there could be many more and he wants the state to review registrations.

Leftist Elementary Teacher Changes Declaration of Independence, Forces Students To Recite Gender Neutral Version
In yet another example of the insanity that is modern day liberalism, elementary school students in Mesa, Arizona were forced to recite a gender neutral version of the Declaration of Independence after their teacher “revised” the historical topic to fit their political ideology.

Will The Deep State’s War On Trump Lead To An Actual Civil War?
“These are all just casualties of Trump’s war with the ‘deep state’ (permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies), whereby the vested power interests in the US are fighting to defeat the ‘Make America Great Again’ (MAGA) movement…”

BREAKING: St. Louis Rioters Use Horrifying New Weapon Against Police 
…St. Louis rioters have begun using chemical warfare/terrorist tactics, throwing bottles of dangerous chemicals at our police officers and causing burns, irritations, and other health complications that could arise in the future, according to KMOV.

Professor Exposes What’s Holding Down Minorities – It’s NOT What Liberals Claim
The Federalist Papers reported that noted economist Walter E. Williams believes the issue facing African Americans isn’t racial repression like the Left claims, but a much deeper issue. It’s the collapse of the traditional family structure.

Uber Banned in London After Sexual Assaults by Migrant Drivers Skyrocket
Uber has been banned in London partly in response to skyrocketing rapes by predominantly migrant drivers which the company did not report to police.

Equifax Accidentally Directs 200,000 Customers To Fake Phishing Website
…As if this weren’t enough to permanently sully the firm’s reputation (amid cries of “you had one job!”) – the staggering irony of a credit monitoring firm inadvertently divulging the sensitive information that it was supposed to safeguard hasn’t been lost on consumers) a series of subsequent disclosures have portrayed the firm’s executives as bungling, at best, and nefarious, at worst.