19 Jul 2018

California Supreme Court Blocks Proposal To Split State Into Three Parts
The California Supreme Court has shot down a measure that would have allowed Californians to vote on whether the state should be divided into three smaller states, dealing a serious setback to Venture Capitalist (and Elizabeth Holmes superfan) Tim Draper, who has insisted that the state is “ungovernable” in its current form and spearheaded a campaign to split it up. The Court on Wednesday sided with an environmental group that had challenged the ballot measure, arguing that the reforms demanded by the ballot measure were “too sweeping” to be put directly to the people. Of course, some might argue that once again the establishment has over-ruled the will of the people – but that would be tantamount to treason.

Report: Kim Jong Un unlikely to attend upcoming U.N. General Assembly
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is unlikely to attend the upcoming U.N. General Assembly in September as his name is not on the list of speakers, according to a Japanese press report.

DNC leader demands Amazon ban books
The vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee is asking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to stop the retail giant’s “sale of literature and music published by entities identified as ‘hate groups’ by the Southern Poverty Law Center.”While the letter from U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., later specifies concern about “neo-nazis and white nationalist writers,” his opening, sweeping statement about SPLC-designated “hate groups” should be cause for alarm, writes Jihad Watch Director Robert Spencer.

Assad to recover control of frontier with Israel
Days after Putin and Trump commit to Israel’s security along its northern frontier, Syria’s army strikes surrender agreement with rebel groups in the Quneitra province, enabling Assad to recapture border region and marking another significant victory for Syria’s president.

US To Take ‘Imminent Action’ After Turkey Refuses To Release Jailed Pastor, Trump Lawyer Says
Sekulow said while he doubts Brunson will be freed through judicial action, diplomatic measures might be effective. He said Trump called Erdogan within the past 36 hours to ask for Brunson’s release. The lawyer said he was limited on what information he could disclose about the diplomatic efforts but that he is aware of “multiple signals being received by our government and the Turkish government regarding some imminent action.”

Putin says forces in U.S. trying to derail success of Trump summit
Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused forces in the United States of trying to undermine the success of his first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, and said the two leaders had managed to begin to improve U.S.-Russia ties anyway.

Powerful people in US sell their anti-Russian stance to their nation – Putin
There are powerful people in the US who steer the entire country on the path of confrontation with Russia, President Vladimir Putin warned, adding that the Kremlin must take this factor into account. The warning came as Putin was addressing the senior members of the Russian diplomatic corps in Moscow. He spoke off the script to warn Russian ambassadors of the danger posed by Russia-haters in America. These forces “would sacrifice the interests of their allies in Europe and in the Middle East, including the state of Israel… They would sacrifice their own security.”

Did Isaac Newton Study Solomon’s Temple to Learn About Physics?
“Newton dedicated much effort during many years to analyzing the sacred design and metrical properties of the First Temple of Jerusalem, also known as the Solomon’s Temple,” Kullok explained. “I believe that Newton was searching for sacred geometrical proportions in the design of the Solomon’s Temple that connected to scientific principles. I am continuing Newton’s work.”

Russia concerned about military confrontation between Israel and Iran
Moscow is concerned by a possible military escalation between Iran and Israel and is doing everything possible to prevent a conflict between them, Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan said… “Sometimes conflicts arise, and we are naturally concerned about the possibility of military confrontation between the Iranian and Israeli forces in Syria. We do everything possible to prevent it. To prevent the escalation of the conflict,”…

Controversial Jewish nation-state bill passes into law
The controversial Jewish nation-state bill became Israel’s 14th Basic Law early Thursday morning after it passed into law in the Knesset plenum by a vote of 62 in favor, 55 against, and two abstentions. The law passed after a stormy debate full of theatrics that stretched more than eight hours. Applauding the vote, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the law as “a defining moment in the history of Zionism and the history of the State of Israel.

Nikki Haley: UNHRC’s Agenda 7 is ‘directed against Israel’s existence’
The United Nations Human Rights Council’s controversial Agenda Item 7 is designed to undermine Israel’s existence, United States Ambassador Niki Haley told The Heritage Foundation in Washington late Wednesday afternoon. She spoke about her country’s withdrawal from the council after it failed to sway the 47-member body to undergo serious reform measures to prevent human rights abusers from hijacking its agenda.

Non-citizens legally register to vote in San Francisco school elections
San Francisco began registering non-citizens, including undocumented immigrants, to register to vote Monday in the November election for the city school board, reported The San Francisco Chronicle. The move follows passage of a 2016 ballot measure by San Francisco voters opening school elections to non-citizens who are over the age of 18, city residents and have children under age 19, reported the publication.

Hackers account for 90% of login attempts at online retailers
Selling stolen personal data is a big business for hackers: Somewhere on the dark web, your e-mail address and a few passwords are probably for sale (hopefully, old ones). Cyber criminals buy troves of this information to try to login to websites where they can grab something valuable like cash, airline points, or merchandise like expensive cheese. Yes, cheese.

OPCW Issues Fact-Finding Mission Reports on Chemical Weapons Use Allegations in Douma, Syria in 2018 and in Al-Hamadaniya and Karm Al-Tarrab in 2016
“Hey, remember when Trump bombed Syria last April because U.S. INTELLIGENCE found that Assad had used sarin gas? REPORT: NO SARIN. NO NERVE GAS.” Ann Coulter

George Soros Funded Corporation Behind Russian Hacking Claims
Billionaire elitist George Soros has been caught funding cyber firm Crowdstrike – the corporation behind the claims that Russia hacked the US Presidential election last year.

Army told to prepare for large-scale military operation in Gaza
Israel’s political leadership has reportedly instructed the army to prepare for a military offensive in the Gaza Strip, to be initiated if the launching of incendiary devices from the Hamas-run coastal enclave into Israeli territory continues.

UK Ethics Council Says It’s ‘Morally Permissible’ to Create Genetically Modified Babies
The UK’s Nuffield Council on Bioethics says it’s acceptable to genetically engineer human embryos, so long as the interventions aren’t harmful to the future child or society as a whole. The council is taking a surprisingly progressive position on the matter, but we’re still a long way off from the birth of the world’s first designer baby.

Warning Issued as Extremely Contagious Stomach Virus Rips Through Parts of U.S.
It’s not exactly the typical flu season yet, but there’s one bug ahead of schedule that’s wreaking havoc on people already.

California residents break out in bizarre rashes and bumps after forest fires burn
Over three thousand brush fires have ravaged California since the beginning of the year, sending approximately 231,000 acres of land up in smoke. In Northern California, residents are complaining about bizarre, hot rashes and bumps appearing on their skin.

Mark Zuckerberg Says That Social Media Giant Facebook Will Continue To Give A Voice To Holocaust Deniers
Facebook will continue to serve as a platform for conspiracy pushers and hoax peddlers, like Holocaust deniers and Sandy Hook truthers, because banning them would go against the social media site’s core mission of “giving people a voice.”

Mark Zuckerberg Says Infowars Can Remain on Facebook But It’s Content Will Be Censored
Democrat Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) called on Facebook today to block and ban Infowars content online on its platform.

Russia Is Liquidating US Treasury Holdings And Dumping The Dollar
The great dollar dump is upon us. Russia is now taking major steps to move away from the United States dollar. We just might see the collapse of the dollar, as other countries also bail on the greenback.

Public water in Washington, D.C., was declared unsafe to drink; warnings issued to the public
Many Washington, D.C., residents spent the weekend under a boil water advisory due to a contamination risk. On Friday, DC Water began advising tens of thousands of homes and businesses across a big area of Northeast and Northwest D.C. to boil their tap water before drinking or cooking with it.

Describing Breastfeeding as ‘Natural’ Declared ‘Hate Speech’ Towards Transgender
Referring to a parent breastfeeding a child as “natural” is now considered “unethical” and “offensive” and has now been categorized as “hate speech.”

Soros Caught Installing Remote-Access Software In U.S. Voting Machines
Remote-access software was installed in millions of U.S. voting machines by George Soros, leaving them vulnerable to hackers, Congress has learned.

Episcopal Church Expands Gay Marriage to All Dioceses Where Bishops Object
The Episcopal Church’s General Convention, led by Bishop Michael Curry, passed a resolution last Friday that expanded the right for gay couples to marry in all dioceses even where local bishops theologically object to same-sex marriage.

Instagram Censors Meme Saying Planned Parenthood Kills More Blacks Than KKK
Instagram deleted a meme comparing the number of blacks lynched by the Ku Klux Klan to the number of black fetuses aborted by Planned Parenthood.

Netflix Preps ‘American Jesus’ Series on Reincarnated 12-Year-Old Christ
Netflix announced Tuesday its plans to roll out a series based on a 12-year-old boy who discovers he has reincarnated as Jesus Christ.

CIA espionage orders for the 2012 French presidential election
Election hacking orders revealed: steal the election plans of the two main parties, target the top five candidates, use four other countries to help spies infiltrate

Planet Fitness Gym Bans Women for Refusing to Shower with Transgender Men
Planet Fitness has caused outrage after introducing a new policy to ban women from their gyms who refuse to share a locker room with men who “identify” as female.

Study: Electric Cars Actually Increase Pollution
An in-depth study found that, contrary to widespread belief, zero-emissions vehicles actually increase the amount of pollution that is emitted into the atmosphere.