26 Jun 2018

Scientists single out gene that triggers aging symptoms
…the University at Buffalo has isolated a single gene that controls senescence, the process that stops cells from dividing and contributes to aging symptoms. Ramping it up, they found how easily the effect can spread among neighboring cells. That makes the gene a crucial target for future work into anti-aging and cancer therapies.

Supreme Court upholds travel ban in first major ruling on a Trump policy
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority. The 5-4 decision Tuesday is the court’s first substantive ruling on a Trump administration policy

Inexplicable ‘Cow’ Nova Discovered In Time For Star of Jacob Torah Reading
On June 17, astronomers at the Keck Observatory’s twin Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) telescopes in Hawaii discovered an enormous, unprecedented bright flash in space that had just appeared in the heavens. Supernovae typically take several weeks to develop but this flash, 10 to 100 times brighter than an average supernova, appeared in a region of space the astronomers had checked only two days before.

Syrian Media: 2 IDF Missiles Strike Damascus Weapons Shipment Intended for Hezbollah
State-owned media in Syria accused Israel of firing two missiles at Damascus International Airport overnight between Monday and Tuesday, a short while after a cargo plane unloaded a shipment that had been loaded in Tehran. Foreign media reported that the missiles were reportedly fired from Israeli territory and targeted a shipment of weapons intended for Hezbollah.

After banning Jewish flag, Chicago Dyke March displays PLO flags
The Chicago Dyke March, an LGBT pride parade, prominently featured Palestinian flags one year after ejecting marchers waving Jewish flags.

Republican lawmaker introduces motion asking for Maxine Waters’ resignation
Rep. Andy Biggs, R-AZ., introduced a measure calling on the congresswoman to apologize to the White House for “endangering their lives and sowing seeds of discord,” resign from her position, and release a public statement saying harassment or violence isn’t a form of protest.

Border Patrol Sets Up Shop In New England – Gets Unbelievable Results In Only 11 Hours
CBP agents made nine drug seizures and two arrests for immigration violations during an 11-hour checkpoint Wednesday, reports CBS Boston. During the weekend of June 15-17, five illegal aliens were arrested from “Brazil, China, Ecuador, El Salvador and Mexico,” according to CBS Boston.

Red Hen owner stalked Sarah Sanders’ family
Stephanie Wilkinson, the owner of The Red Hen in Lexington, followed family members to a restaurant across the street Friday night, where she organized a protest. “This is what the left has been reduced to,” Huckabee said. “It’s really tragic. And it is dangerous.”

Working-age Illinois Residents Are Fleeing the State Amid Debt Crisis
Illinois’s working-age population declined by 41,000 from July 2016 to July 2017, even though the United States’ prime working-age population grew by almost 450,000 over the same time period. The state also saw slower population growth in every working-age population category, which includes people between the ages of 25-54. “Illinois is losing its workforce to other states because of its bad economic policies. A shrinking workforce has serious implications for the long-term health of our state’s economy,”

Why Did James Comey Issue “Stand Down” Order On Imminent Deal With Julian Assange?
A “stand down” order given by James Comey to kill an imminent deal between the US Government and Julian Assange preceded the largest leak in CIA history, known as “Vault 7,” reports John Solomon of The Hill. Assange was willing to redact the names of CIA employees, and also offered to provide technical evidence which would rule out “certain parties” (such as Russia) in the DNC email hack.

White House warns Palestinians of aid cut without end to ‘martyr’ payments
The Trump administration is warning Ramallah to end its policy of compensating the families of Palestinians convicted of murder and terrorism in Israel, as it reviews whether to cut foreign aid to the organization. US officials tell The Jerusalem Post that “nothing has changed” since the president signed into law the Taylor Force Act, a bill that requires the administration to freeze aid to the PA unless it halts the decades-old program.

Rouhani says Iran will not give in to pressure from Trump
President Hassan Rouhani promised Iranians the government would be able to handle the economic pressure of new US sanctions, a day after traders massed outside parliament to protest against a sharp fall in the value of the national currency. Washington is to start reimposing economic penalties on Tehran in coming months…

EU Withdrawal Bill officially becomes law
The government’s flagship Brexit legislation has officially become law, Speaker John Bercow has announced. Mr Bercow told MPs the EU Withdrawal Bill had received royal assent – meaning the Queen has agreed to make it into an Act of Parliament. The legislation enables EU law to be transferred into UK law in an attempt to ensure a smooth Brexit.

US border agents halt migrant family prosecutions
A US border security chief says he has temporarily stopped launching criminal prosecutions of migrants who illegally enter the country with children. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told reporters in Texas the prosecution referrals were suspended last week. He said it followed an order last week by President Donald Trump calling for an end to migrant family separations.

The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities
The secrets are hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering, windowless skyscrapers and fortress-like concrete structures that were built to withstand earthquakes and even nuclear attack. Thousands of people pass by the buildings each day and rarely give them a second glance, because their function is not publicly known…and they are also linked to a controversial National Security Agency surveillance program.

Rising concerns over hackers using satellites to target US
The rapidly expanding number of satellites transmitting GPS locations, cellphone signals and other sensitive information is creating new opportunities for hackers. It’s a risk exacerbated by the growing number of aging satellite systems in circulation. While it is cheaper to leave old satellites in orbit rather than pulling them from space, the outdated systems are even easier targets for hacking.

A new supervolcano is brewing under Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire
Something unexpected has been gradually making itself known to geologists in the United States. A huge mass of molten rock is creeping upwards beneath the nation’s north eastern states. “The upwelling we detected is like a hot-air balloon, and we infer that something is rising up through the deeper part of our planet under New England,” says Rutgers University geophysicist Professor Vadim Levin.

GOP Lawmakers Introduce Censure Measure Calling On Maxine Waters To Resign
Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs on Monday introduced a measure that would censure Rep. Maxine Waters and ask her to resign for inciting people to publicly confront Trump administration officials.

Company Introduces $5 Million Phone Hacking Surveillance Van
A surveillance company has introduced a multi-million dollar vehicle allegedly capable of hacking phones from afar.

AMERICAN INSANITY: Huge F-35 delivery to Turkey begins Thursday, even though the US government voted against it because Turkey has become hostile to American interests
Despite opposition from Congress, Turkey will receive its first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets from the Pentagon’s top weapons supplier on Thursday.

Israeli airstrikes obliterate ISIS positions in the Sinai Peninsula with the full backing of the Egyptian government to carry out the attacks
Israeli forces carried out strikes in the Egyptian-ruled Sinai Peninsula recently, targeting terrorist positions in northern Sinai, witnesses claimed.

Trump: Christians ‘Appreciate’ Embassy Move More Than Jews
Evangelical Christians, or “People of the Book,” are more appreciative of Donald Trump’s decision to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem than are American Jews, the president asserted this week.

Liberals go nuts as the US Navy is planning new camps to hold tens of thousands of illegal immigrants before deportation
The US Navy plans to build sprawling detention centers for tens of thousands of immigrants on remote bases in support of President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy against unlawful migration, a report said Friday.

TORONTO City Hall violates Canadian Supreme Court ruling on separation of church/mosque and state
Christian and Jewish prayers are strictly forbidden in the newly sharia-compliant Toronto City Hall, but a Muslim imam was allowed to proclaim, in Arabic, that “Allah is better than all other Gods” in council chambers where an Islamic religious ceremony celebrating the breaking of the Ramadan fast was hosted.

The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities
The secrets are hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering, windowless skyscrapers and fortress-like concrete structures that were built to withstand earthquakes and even nuclear attack. Thousands of people pass by the buildings each day and rarely give them a second glance, because their function is not publicly known. They are an integral part of one of the world’s largest telecommunications networks – and they are also linked to a controversial National Security Agency surveillance program.

New Jersey: ‘Surrender Your Guns Or Become A Criminal!’
New Jersey, not exactly known for giving the people living within its borders freedom, has just passed a law that declares all guns which hold more than ten rounds of ammunition “illegal.”  The state is ordering people to surrender their guns or become criminals.

China takes surveillance to new heights with flock of robotic Doves, but do they come in peace?
If you’ve ever looked up to the sky and enjoyed the sight of a bird gliding above, be warned: it could be a Chinese drone monitoring your every move.

Supreme Court: Lower Court Must Rehear Christian Florist Same-Sex Wedding Case
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sent the case involving a Christian florist who declined to participate in a same-sex wedding back to the lower courts in the state of Washington to reconsider in light of the Supreme Court’s recent Masterpiece Cakeshop decision, keeping hope alive for a Christian grandmother who might face a million dollars in legal fees.

Burger King apologizes for offensive Russian World Cup pregnancy ad
Burger King has apologized for an extraordinarily insensitive advertisement that promised Russian women a lifetime supply of free meals and a cash “prize” if they were to become pregnant with a child fathered by a World Cup soccer player.

Vaccine Disables Baby, Court Blames ‘Crazy’ Mother, Takes Child Away
After a doctor “accidentally” injected a baby with a Gardasil vaccine, subsequently injuring the child, a court has ruled that the mother was at fault and removed her daughter.