18 Aug 2017

“This Is Dangerous”: Digital Activists Slam Tech Firms For Banning Neo-Nazi Websites
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, or EFF, best known for its activism surrounding net neutrality has a simple message: even though you don’t agree with their message, banning people from the internet is a slippery slope. Which is why it called on domain-name companies like Google and GoDaddy to “draw a hard line” and not remove or suspend websites based solely on their content. Quoted by Reuters: Cindy Cohn, EFF CEO wrote in a blog post that “We strongly believe that what GoDaddy, Google, and Cloudflare did here was dangerous.”

Two Former Wasserman Schultz IT Aides Indicted For Conspiracy Against U.S.
A federal grand jury Thursday indicted two former information technology (IT) aides of Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz — Pakistani-born Imran Awan and his wife Hina Alvi — on four counts of conspiracy in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The FBI arrested Awan at Dulles International Airport July 24 as he was preparing to board a flight to Pakistan.

Congressman: WikiLeaks’ Assange ‘has info of dramatic importance to U.S.’
‘I would bet that we are going to get information that will be mind-boggling’ “He has information that will be of dramatic importance to the United States and the people of our country as well as to our government,” Rohrabacher said, according to the Daily Caller. “Thus if he comes up with that, you know he’s going to expect something in return. He can’t even leave the embassy to get out to Washington to talk to anybody if he doesn’t have a pardon. Assange also requested Rohrabacher arrange for the WikiLeaks organization to be granted a seat in the White House press briefing room.

Total Solar Eclipse “Final Wake-Up Call” for American Jews: End-of-Days Expert
A rare confluence of conflicting elemental forces may appear next Monday off the coast of America, when a rare hurricane is expected to hit the north Atlantic precisely as the shadow of a total solar eclipse passes overhead. A prominent End-of-Days expert sees this as a powerful last-ditch wake-up call for America, with an especially chilling message for American Jews.

Why Won’t The Alt-Left Terrorists Take Down The Statue Of Hillary Clinton’s Friend, Klansman Senator Robert Byrd?
Notice that no one has demanded that statues of former senator and KKK icon Robert Byrd be removed, statues honoring the hard-core former white nationalist whom Hillary Clinton once called her friend and mentor, including one prominently displayed in the West Virginia state capitol.

Missouri Democratic state senator says she hopes Trump is assassinated
A Democratic state senator in Missouri is facing resignation calls for posting on Facebook Thursday that she hopes President Trump is assassinated.

Israeli, Czech special forces complete joint urban-warfare exercise
A joint, two-week-long military exercise between Israeli and Czech special forces in the Negev Desert came to a close on Tuesday. The IDF’s elite Duvdevan unit and the Czech Armed Force’s 601st Special Forces Group participated in the drill. The exercise was held at Tze’elim Army Base and emphasized urban warfare, including techniques for breaking into structures.

Spanish police kill suspects in second attack after 13 die in Barcelona
Spanish police say they have shot dead five suspected terrorists in the town of Cambrils in a second vehicle attack, hours after another in Barcelona killed 13 people and injured dozens. Police said the men were linked to the Barcelona attack, which so-called Islamic State said it had carried out. Police are still hunting the man who drove his van into crowds on Las Ramblas in Barcelona on Thursday.

US senator Chappelle-Nadal’s Trump assassination post investigated
A state senator from Missouri is being investigated by the US Secret Service for saying she hopes President Donald Trump will be assassinated. Democratic state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal posted the comment on Facebook but later deleted it. The Secret Service has confirmed they are “looking into the comments” and say “all threats against the President” will be investigated.

Manhunt for van driver who ploughed through Las Ramblas crowd killing 13 and injuring 100 as cops arrest third suspect and ISIS claim responsibilty
THE sick driver responsible for the twisted ISIS-claimed van attack in Barcelona yesterday which killed at least 13 people and injured 100, is still being hunted by Spanish cops. Three suspects have been arrested – a Spanish national from Melilla and two Moroccans – but none are thought to have been steering the vehicle during yesterday’s massacre.

Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago: ‘An absolute disgraceful act’
Abraham Lincoln has joined George Washington on the list of those targeted by Chicagoans in a national debate over Civil War-era monuments. Alderman Raymond Lopez took to Facebook Wednesday night to decry a defaced statue of the nation’s 16th president in the Englewood neighborhood. The giant bust appears to have been damaged after someone in the 15th Ward sprayed and ignited a flammable liquid.

Venezuela’s Maduro Regime Steps Up Crackdown on Dissidents
Venezuela’s government is intensifying its crackdown on critics of President Nicolas Maduro, ordering the detention of the husband of former Public Prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz and separate investigations of prominent opposition leaders. Ortega said in a post on her Twitter account that secret police were raiding the family’s home in Caracas.

Ukraine central bank warns of new cyber-attack risk
The Ukrainian central bank said…it had warned state-owned and private lenders of the appearance of new malware…like those that knocked out global systems in June…”Therefore on Aug. 11…, the central bank promptly informed banks about the appearance of new malicious code, its features, compromise indicators and the need to implement precautionary measures to prevent infection,” the central bank told Reuters in emailed comments.

Wasserman Schultz IT Staffer Indicted By Grand Jury On 4 Counts
The walls may be closing in on Debbie Wasserman Schultz after her former IT aide, the one who was arrested by the FBI at Dulles airport last month while trying to flee the country to Pakistan via Qatar, has officially been indicted by a grand jury on four counts including bank fraud and making false statements.

The U.S. Military Will Be Conducting ‘A Major Military Exercise’ On The Korean Peninsula During The Solar Eclipse
On August 21st, approximately 25,000 U.S. troops will join “tens of thousands” from the South Korean military to conduct a “major military exercise” that is already triggering threats from North Korea.  Considering the fact that any sort of provocation could cause a nuclear war to erupt on the Korean peninsula, is this really a wise thing to do?  The more research that I do on this upcoming solar eclipse, the stranger things become.  When I first started hearing about this eclipse many months ago, I didn’t pay too much attention, but now after looking into it extensively I do believe that it is going to be quite significant.

“Let’s Blow Up Mount Rushmore” Says Vice
We’ve hit peak crazy here. A prominent online news publication says, “Let’s blow up Mt. Rushmore.” No, this is not al-Qaeda’s “Inspire” magazine or the Islamic State’s “Dabiq” propaganda publication – it’s Brooklyn based Vice News.

Trump to Rescind Obama Rule Forcing Doctors, Hospitals to Perform Gender Transition Treatments
LGBT rights groups have raised alarm at the fact that the Trump administration is in the process of finalizing a policy that would rescind an Obama-era healthcare rule that opponents say requires hospitals, doctors and health insurers to cover or provide gender transition therapies and procedures.

WTF ALERT: Germany experimenting with mind altering “LOVE” drugs to make people accepting of muslim migrants
Leave it to the Germans ….. drug the citizens into submission. What next Zyklon B?

‘Leftist’ Meltdowns Continue: Therapists Report Huge Spike In Patients Suffering From “President Trump Stress Disorder”
“This is so triggering for her, the feeling of every day, what is going to happen next… It has interfered with her work and she is really struggling…”

17 Aug 2017

Remote-controlled rodents? Brain magnets make mice move on command
Along with improving memory and learning, it’s been used to guide people through virtual mazes they’d never seen before and could even allow for brain-to-brain messaging. Another technique, called optogenetics, uses light pulses to interact with neurons that have been genetically engineered to react to light.

Stunner! Eclipse aligns with biblical day of repentance
For centuries, one particular day has signified repentance for God’s people. It had deep meaning for Jonah, Moses and Jesus Christ. And this year, Aug. 21 – the first of Elul on the biblical calendar – contains a critical message for American Christians, as it will be the date of a total solar eclipse that will traverse the entire United States.

UK ‘Progressive Christian’ Festival to Include Muslim Group Teaching Sufi Worship Chants
A “progressive Christian” festival in the UK has added a Muslim platform to its upcoming event in an effort to eradicate negative stereotypes against those of the Islamic faith. The event will include a group that will teach attendees universal Sufi chants, as well as others who seek to combat “Islamophobia” in the world.

First they came for our statues…
Whether destroying statues of Robert E. Lee or Abraham Lincoln – those who try to erase the past are eerily reminiscent of UNESCO denying the Jewish roots on the Temple Mount.

Media plead ignorance of the ‘alt-left’
Members of the national media are disputing President Trump’s decision to blame the “alt-left” for engaging in acts of violence, and many say there is no such thing even though the term has been used for months.

FBI ‘Reopens’ FOIA Case On Lynch-Clinton Tarmac Meeting After Getting Caught In Lie
The letter quite simply stated there were “no records responsive to your request.” Of course, since the DOJ has subsequently provided numerous documents which include email traffic with various FBI officials we now know that the FBI’s original response was either (i) just a simple reflection of their complete incompetence (best case) or (ii) an outright lie (worst case).

Court freezes law that retroactively legalized unauthorized settler homes
The High Court of Justice has temporarily frozen the Settlements Law, which retroactively legalizes settler homes illegally built on private Palestinian property. Earlier this month Attorney General Avihai Mandelblitt had asked for a permanent injunction until completion of the adjudication process.

Israel’s Government Press Office revokes Al Jazeera press card
The Government Press Organization invalidated the press credentials of an Al Jazeera reporter on Wednesday, after he said his journalism was part of the Palestinian “resistance.” Communications Minister Ayoub Kara sent the information about Elias Karam, a senior reporter at Al Jazeera’s Jerusalem bureau, to the GPO as part of Kara’s efforts to shut down the Qatari-owned cable news channel in Israel.

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day
Spain’s coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of migrant arrivals. The rescued migrants were in 15 vessels including toy paddleboats and a jet ski and included 35 children and a baby. The UN says more than 9,000 people have arrived in Spain so far this year – three times as many as the previous year.

Saudi border to open for Qatari pilgrims attending Hajj
Saudi Arabia will open its border with Qatar to allow Muslim pilgrims to attend the annual Hajj in Mecca beginning this month, state media say. The announcement came after the first high-level meeting between the neighbours since Saudi Arabia and three other states cut all links in June. They accuse Qatar of aiding terrorists – a charge the emirate denies.

Special counsel’s Russia probe loses top FBI investigator
One of the FBI’s top investigators, tapped by special counsel Robert Mueller just weeks ago to help lead the probe of Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election, has left Mueller’s team, sources tell ABC News. The recent departure of FBI veteran Peter Strzok is the first known hitch in a secretive probe that by all public accounts is charging full-steam ahead.

U.S. Begins Nafta Negotiations With Harsh Words
The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is off to a rocky start. The Trump administration lectured Canada and Mexico on the failures of the current agreement at an opening news conference Wednesday morning, while behind closed doors negotiators began to seek significant concessions from America’s neighbors.

Assad’s march east compounds West’s Syria dilemma
Syria’s war has entered a new phase as President Bashar al-Assad extends his grip in areas being captured from Islamic State, using firepower freed by Russian-backed truces in western Syria. Backed by Russia and Iran, the government hopes to steal a march on U.S.-backed militias in the attack on Islamic State’s last major Syrian stronghold, the Deir al-Zor region that extends to the Iraqi border.

Study Finds Higher Min. Wages Bring Crushing Job Losses For Female And Minority Workers
“On average, females are affected more adversely than males. Similar overall effects by race, with a $1 increase in the minimum wage reducing the share in automatable jobs by 0.57 percentage point for whites and 0.72 percentage point for blacks.”

“No One Gave Peace A Chance, Including The Police” – John Whitehead Warns “We’re Walking A Dangerous Road”
“The madness is spreading…”

Ninth Circuit Gives Dave Daleiden a Win in University of Washington Baby Body Parts Investigation
A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel gave pro-life activist Dave Daleiden a victory Monday after he was barred by a lower court from releasing information about the University of Washington’s purchase of baby body parts for research.

Here’s a Look at Gov’t Efforts to Advance Transgender Identity
With the growing visibility of transgender identity, in recent years there has been an increased effort by some government entities to advance goals for the transgender community.

Time to deport the parents of terrorists to Gaza’
Tova Salomon reacted to the news that the IDF had destroyed the home of Halamish attacker Omar al-Abed with mixed feelings. “He can rebuild his home one day. My home can never be rebuilt,” she told Channel 2.  Salomon, whose husband, son, and daughter were killed in a deadly Friday night terror attack in Halamish, visited the scene of the attack to collect things she had left behind. She has sworn never to set foot inside that house again after the massacre that unfolded there.

Israel event at Queens Museum cancelled following Palestinian pressure
The Queens Museum, which had agreed earlier this summer to host a reenactment of the UN’s 1947 vote on the partition of Palestine, scheduled for November 29, has informed the Israeli Mission to the UN that it will not do so after all.