13 Mar 2018

Trump Fires Rex Tillerson; Replaces Him With CIA Chief Mike Pompeo
According to WaPo, the president — who has long clashed will Tillerson, who he believes is “too establishment” in his thinking — felt it was important to make the change now, as he prepares for talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as well as upcoming trade negotiations, three White House officials said.

Report: Trump’s Mideast Peace Plan is Almost Finished
According to senior American officials who spoke to The New York Times, the Trump White House is currently putting the final touches on its Middle East peace proposal. Unlike past proposals from presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Trump’s plan will reportedly eschew broad (read: vague) suggestions and predetermined outcomes. Rather, it will take head-on the very specific issues currently preventing an agreement and offer very specific solutions to them.

Uh-oh. A.I. is actually hallucinating
A new report at Wired is raising the specter of a huge problem that has appeared in Artificial Intelligence programs and projects. It hallucinates. The systems, according to the report, can see things that aren’t there. “That could be a big problem for products dependent on machine learning, particularly for vision, such as self-driving cars. Leading researchers are trying to develop defenses against such attacks – but that’s proving to be a challenge,”

House intel panel concludes: No collusion with Russia
Amid an expansion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, House Intelligence Committee Republicans announced they have finished the interview phase of their own probe and have found no evidence Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.

ISIS’s new insurgency in Kirkuk and Hawija in Iraq
Dozens of civilians and members of the Iraqi Security Forces have been killed along with a similar number of ISIS fighters, according to numerous reports. The US-led coalition is still carrying out air strikes against ISIS targets, even though the country was supposed to have transitioned to stabilization in the run-up to elections in May.

Hamas condemns assassination attempt on Palestinian Prime Minister
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and PA General Intelligence Services Chief Majid Faraj survived an assassination attempt on Tuesday after entering the Gaza Strip, the official PA news site Wafa reported. Hamdallah and Faraj’s motorcade was targeted by an explosion and came under gunfire in the Beit Hanoun area in northern Gaza, according to the Wafa report.

Third Temple Calendar Launches This Saturday, On The ‘New Year Of Kings’
As part of his passion for the Temple, Prager decided 36 years ago that he wanted to create a calendar for the Third Temple. But the project was so complicated and requires so much research that the first calendar is only coming out now. The King’s Calendar tracks all the activities that took place in the First and Second Temples and which will be performed again when the Third Temple is built.

Guns Don’t Kill People, Ideas Do
That does not mean that we ought to push the 1st Amendment under the train, the way that the media has been trying to do to the 2nd Amendment, but it does call for soul-searching and responsibility not by the people who make guns or defend the right to carry them, as the media insists, but by the people who make school shootings and subway suicides. The people who insist that everyone must search their souls, but them.

Abbas: Hamas responsible for assassination attempt on Prime Minister
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and PA General Intelligence Services Chief Majid Faraj survived an assassination attempt on Tuesday after entering the Gaza Strip, the official PA news site Wafa reported. Hamdallah and Faraj’s motorcade was targeted by an explosion and came under gunfire in the Beit Hanoun area in northern Gaza, according to the Wafa report.

With Red Sea mega-city, Saudis eye economic unity with Egypt, Jordan
To observers, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud’s flagship idea may seem overly ambitious – to build a mega-city known as Neom along the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea that extends across the borders to Jordan and Egypt. Indeed, its proponents are describing the planned 26,500 square kilometer city in almost messianic terms.

Kushner and Greenblatt to host session on Gaza crisis
The Trump administration will host a “brainstorming session” at the White House on Tuesday to discuss the dire humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip. According to Jason Greenblatt, the US special representative for international negotiations, the administration “believes that deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Gaza require immediate attention.”

Afrin: Turkish forces ‘encircle’ Syrian Kurdish city
The Turkish military says it has surrounded the Kurdish-held city of Afrin in northern Syria, the focus of an offensive against a Kurdish militia. A statement said troops and allied Syrian rebels had also captured “critically important areas”. Kurdish sources said all roads into Afrin were being targeted by shellfire, but denied that it was encircled.

Saudi crown prince to visit White House on March 20
US President Donald Trump will host Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on March 20, the White House said Monday. “The president looks forward to discussing ways to strengthen ties between the United States and Saudi Arabia,” spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in announcing the meeting. The hugely influential Saudi prince is visiting Egypt, Britain and the United States as part of a long foreign trip, his first as crown prince.

Police link two deadly package bombs in Austin, Texas, to earlier attack
Two package bombs left outside homes in Austin, Texas, exploded on Monday, killing a teenager and injuring two women in attacks that police linked to a deadly blast earlier this month. The latest bombings came as the Texas capital hosted its annual South by Southwest music, technology and film festival downtown. The victims in all three cases were African-American or Hispanic, and police said they were examining the attacks as possible hate crimes.

Spring Break is on as tens of thousands descend on beaches for debauchery
The scene was one of ‘controlled chaos’: hundreds of students openly smoking drugs, shot-gunning beer and performing lewd dance moves as the first weekend of Spring Break got underway on Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Beach. Others could be seen swigging from bottles of vodka and whiskey or guzzling tequila hidden in water pistols while some had to be helped off the sand after becoming too drunk to stand.

Beaver County Sees Uptick In STD Numbers Among Young People
The numbers are hard to comprehend in this time of social media, advanced medicine and awareness. “I think that the younger population is more promiscuous today than probably ever before,” says Dr. Frank DiCenco…Dr. DiCenco says the numbers in a state health department alert about STD’s and HIV among 15-24 year olds in Beaver County are “quite concerning and we, in our practice, have seen an uptick in the number of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia cases.”

Opioid Crisis Drives Up Illinois ER Visits by 66 Percent
According to a new report, the opioid crisis in Illinois has driven up emergency room visits by 66 percent.

3 Package Bombs in Austin Kill 2
Police in Austin Texas said they believe three package bombs in the past 11 days are related and are warning residents not to touch any packages they were not expecting.

World health chief stokes the panic fires by warning that a catastrophic global pandemic is imminent… humanity WIPEOUT foreshadowed?
Dr. Tedros Adhanom, director-general for the World Health Organization(WHO), has said that the next outbreak that will hit us will be a “terrible” one, causing huge amounts of death all over the world. Fears of a pandemic have been hovering lately after the worst flu outbreak in recent years devastated Australia, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Obama Cronies Form Anti-Trump National Security Think Tank
A group of nearly 50 Obama administration officials have formed a think tank called National Security Action to attack President Trump’s national security platform.

Expert: Erdogan Regime Considers Christians, Jews ‘Enemies of the State’
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian government has deemed members of religious minorities, such as Christians and Jews, “enemies of the state,” an analyst tells Breitbart News, echoing the U.S. State Department.

Pence: Abortion will end in U.S. ‘in our time’
Vice President Pence predicted Tuesday that legal abortion would end in the U.S. “in our time.” “I know in my heart of hearts this will be the generation that restores life in America,” Pence said at a luncheon in Nashville hosted by the Susan B. Anthony List & Life Institute, an anti-abortion organization.

Merck Will Give Young Mothers The Most Dangerous Vaccine Of All: Trial
The University of Alabama at Birmingham recently announced a collaboration with pharmaceutical behemoth vaccine producer Merck, to perform Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine trials on postpartum mothers between the ages of 16 and 26, immediately after having their children at the UAB hospital.

Record-Breaking Crowd of 100,000 Pro-Life People Rally in Ireland Against Legalizing Abortion
Save the 8th has said that its campaign is “energised and motivated ” by the huge attendance at today’s Rally for Life in Dublin, which saw up to 100,000 people take to the streets to reject the Government’s plan for a UK-style abortion regime in Ireland.

Church of Scientology Readies to Launch a TV Network
The Church of Scientology is about to get its own television channel starting Monday. A Twitter handle, website and app for Scientology TV appeared Sunday posting updates to hype the network’s availability on DIRECTV, AppleTV, Roku, fireTV, Chromecast, iTunes and Google Play.

House Sets Vote on Bill Allowing Use of Unproven Drugs for Dying Patients
Legislation that would enable terminally ill patients to use unproven, investigational drugs will go before the House Tuesday for a vote,according to The Hill.