21 Aug 2018

‘Far-Right’ Swedish Party Poised To Make Historic Dent In Country’s Socialist Government
The Sweden Democrats, a far-right party with an anti-socialist platform that seeks to limit immigration to the Scandinavian country, could win up to 25 percent of the vote in Sweden’s upcoming September elections. Akesson, who called the European Union “a large web of corruption,” has pledged to conduct a “Swexit” referendum directly after the September elections, should his party win a majority. Leftists around the world are more than a little concerned. “This is Sweden,” NBC noted, “something of a lodestar for leftists around the world.”

US Foreclosures Rise For First Time In 36 Months
One month ago we discussed why according to the recent data, the “Housing Market Headed For “Broadest Slowdown In Years.” Fast forward to today, when we received the latest confirmation that the US housing market appears to have recently hit a downward inflection point: according to the just released July 2018 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report released by ATTOM Data Solutions, foreclosure starts in July increased by 1% from a year ago — the first year-over-year increase following 36 consecutive months of decreases. Los Angeles, California (up 20 percent).

DNA Tests of 6,500-Year-Old Skeletons Found in Galilee Disclose Origins
According to the research, just published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications, the population of Peki’in in northern Israel was during the prehistoric Chalcolithic (“Copper Age”) Period – 4,500 to 3,900 BCE – a mixture of a local population with a group that arrived from northern Mesopotamia (today’s Turkey and Iran).

Taking the brain apart to put it all together again
A new Organ Chip system linked a Brain Chip with two blood-brain barrier (BBB) Chips to recapitulate the interactions between the brain and its blood vessels. This system reacts to methamphetamine exposure just like a human brain, and has allowed scientists to make new discoveries about just how important our blood vessels are for our mental function.

Bolton visits Yad Vashem and new US embassy in Jerusalem
President Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton, visited the new US embassy in Jerusalem on Tuesday, as part of his three-day visit to Israel. Bolton was received at the embassy by US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman a day after the NSA met with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and took part in a joint press conference. Bolton arrived in Israel Sunday night, and is expected to meet with Netanyahu several times during the trip, with a focus on Iran’s nuclear program and US efforts to convince European powers to leave the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

In shadow of Benalla affair, France’s Macron readies next reform wave
At Wednesday’s first cabinet meeting of the new semester, Macron will decide where the axe will fall on government spending in 2019. So far his government has been tightlipped on promised savings and forecasts of slower-than-expected growth complicate reaching a deficit target of 2.3 percent of GDP. “It won’t be a one-size-fits-all trim,” an Elysee official said, adding that priorities including education, security and sustainable development will see increases while departments including housing will see “sharp cuts”.

Israeli prison to join Armageddon’s list of ancient ruins
The end is nigh at Armageddon—at least for an old Israeli prison near the ancient ruins of Megiddo, by tradition the site of the apocalyptic Biblical battle between good and evil. “Now that the government has decided to move this prison, we can explore this really amazing and interesting part of the development of early Christianity in a way that we didn’t think we’d be able to.” The prison, whose inmates once included Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants, lies a few hundred yards south of Tel Megiddo itself, the ancient mound at which archeologist have found walls dating back at least 7,000 years.

Trump: ‘Very dangerous’ to trust Facebook, Twitter
President Trump, who has been loud and direct in his criticism of social-media companies and their censorship of conservatives, says it’s nothing more or less than “very dangerous” to trust companies like Facebook and Twitter with the content on their own platforms.

Iran unveils fourth-generation fighter jet
Iran unveiled what it called its first domestic fighter jet named “Kowsar” at a defense show in Tehran on Tuesday. The Kowsar was described by Iran’s Tasnim news agency as a fourth-generation fighter jet capable of carrying “various weapons” systems with advanced avionics, multi-purpose radar and a fire control system. The dual-cockpit single tail fin jet is expected to be used for short aerial support missions.

Greek warship docks in Haifa port
Greek warship HS Prometheus docked in Haifa Port on Tuesday for a visit as part of summer training of Hellenic Navy cadets. It will take part in several joint exercises with the Israeli Navy. The HS Prometheus, which supports the long-range missions of the Hellenic Navy, is headed by captain Athanasios Spanos. On board there are 133 Hellenic Naval cadets, cadets from the Greek Air Force and medical academies and two Romanian cadets.

Trump vows ‘no concessions’ with Turkey over detained U.S. pastor
US President Donald Trump ruled out agreeing to any demands from Turkey to gain the release of a detained American pastor in an interview to Reuters Monday. Trump said he was not concerned that his tough stance could end up hurting European and emerging market economies…Trump said he thought he had a deal with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan when he helped persuade Israel to free a detained Turkish citizen.

Kabul’s diplomatic area targeted by mortars during Eid speech
Militants have fired mortars at the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital Kabul during a speech by the president to mark a Muslim holiday. President Ashraf Ghani was speaking live on television to celebrate Eid al-Adha when explosions were heard near the presidential palace. A combat helicopter later fired on a building where militants were believed to have taken up position.

Israel eases gun controls following lone-wolf attacks
Israel has changed its gun regulations to enable hundreds of thousands more civilians to apply for licences, a move authorities say will increase security but others argue will stoke violence. The shift in policy, announced by the public security ministry late Monday, means that up to 600,000 Israelis could apply for gun licences, a dramatic increase on the current 140,000 civilians with permits.

South Africa begins seizing white-owned farms
The South African government has begun the process of seizing land from white farmers. Local newspaper City Press reports two game farms in the northern province of Limpopo are the first to be targeted for unilateral seizure after negotiations with the owners to purchase the properties stalled. While the government says it intends to pay, owners Akkerland Boerdery wanted 200 million rand ($18.7 million) for the land — they’re being offered just 20 million rand ($1.87 million).

Who needs democracy when you have data?
…China’s leader…Xi Jinping…strategy for understanding and responding to what is going on in a nation of 1.4 billion relies on a combination of surveillance, AI, and big data to monitor people’s lives and behavior in minute detail…Xi has laid out a raft of ambitious plans for the country, many of them rooted in technology—including a goal to become the world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030.

Memo reveals Soros-funded social-media censorship plan
The recent wave of censorship of conservative voices on the internet by tech giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Apple mirrors a plan concocted by a coalition of George Soros-funded, progressive groups to take back power in Washington from President Trump’s administration. A confidential, 49-page memo for defeating Trump by working with the major social-media platforms to eliminate “right wing propaganda and fake news” was presented in January 2017…

53 Major Earthquakes Just Hit The Ring Of Fire In A 24 Hour Period
Is something unusual starting to happen to the crust of our planet? The USGS defines any earthquake of at least magnitude 4.5 as “significant”, and there were 53 earthquakes that met that criteria along the Ring of Fire on Sunday alone. Not too long ago, I wrote about how “Earth changes” seem to be accelerating all over the world, but even I was stunned by the ferocity of the seismic activity that we witnessed over the weekend.

Rev. Graham: Chelsea Clinton’s Abortion Claim Sounds Like Something Hitler Might’ve Said
…In a post on his Facebook page, Rev. Graham refuted Clinton’s economic argument for abortion, comparing it to something Adolf Hitler might have claimed in defense of the mass murder of Jews:

As We Predicted, South Africa to Seize Private Farms
“The South African government has begun the process of seizing land from white farmers,” reports Frank Chung of news.com.au. “Local newspaper City Press reports two game farms in the northern province of Limpopo are the first to be targeted for unilateral seizure after negotiations with the owners to purchase the properties stalled.”

South Africa Heading Toward Communist Disaster, Says Winemaker
An award-winning South African winemaker foresees a potential catastrophe as government steers the country from socialism to a communistic failed state.

800,000 displaced in flooding in southern India’s Kerala state
Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India’s Kerala state, officials said Sunday, as rescuers searched for people stranded in the worst-affected areas.

Drought takes toll on Missouri farmers’ crops, cattle
Parts of Missouri are so dry that corn crops are suffering and hay for cattle is in short supply, with water becoming increasingly scarce, experts say.

India flood death toll jumps to 357 amid fears of disease in camps
The death toll from the worst flooding to hit India’s Kerala state in a century has jumped to 357, authorities said Sunday, with losses to infrastructure pegged at some $3 billion.

Bed bug outbreak hits British cities
The United Kingdom is dealing with an exponential increase in bed bug infestations this summer due to the brutal heat, according to experts.

More people died from opioid overdoses than by guns or car crashes in 2017, preliminary data shows
Preliminary data released by the Centers for Disease and Control paints a grim picture of America’s opioid crisis. Even as awareness has increased across the nation and opioid makers have vowed to stop pushing the drugs to physicians as they face lawsuits, estimates updated on Aug. 15 by the CDC show that there has been a 6.6 percent increase from 2016 – a year that had the highest opioid overdoses ever recorded.

Intentional Deception? The US Bank Stadium Management Clueless About Radical Imam Speaking at the Muslim EID Event
The stealth, “Super EID (or is IED?) Muslim, “feast of the sacrifice” national conference we first wrote about on August 9th, breaking the story nationally, and then again on August 15th, is set to take place at the US Bank (Minnesota Vikings) Stadium on August 21st and 22nd. And it will be in fact a National Conference, and not a “Muslim prayer” event as the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority will tell you if you ask them why isn’t this event listed on their website.

The Chinese Have Infiltrated American Universities and Trump and Ted Cruz Are Moving to Counter
…after an extensive search, I found my notes on the exchange I had with a former professor of journalism at WKU and myself back in 2012. In this article, I am going to share the details of tis professor’s revelations. Their story is, in part, validated by two unlikely sources, President Trump and Senator Ted Cruz.

‘The devil’s aspirin’: why do so many celebrities blame Ambien?
Elon Musk’s erratic public declarations are reportedly worrying Tesla board members, and a main concern for executives is a sedative Musk says he has been using: Ambien.

Florida Republican State Attorney Candidate’s Father Tied To Palestinian Terrorists
A Republican candidate for State’s Attorney in Fort Myers, Florida has family ties to the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), a known terrorist group that is responsible for the slaughter of thousands of Israelis.

Atheists Want General Behind Bars for Praying for the US
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is an organization that trolls military bases in search of any public display of the Christian faith. They are typically triggered by nativity scenes and Bibles placed on Missing Man tables.

As Hajj Begins, Ayatollah Urges Pilgrims to ‘Ask Allah to Cut The Hands of the US’
As the annual hajj rituals got underway in Mecca on Sunday, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a rallying call to Muslim pilgrims: “Ask Allah to cut the hands of the U.S. and other arrogant powers.”

Oprah’s Magazine Promotes ‘Shout Your Abortion’ Movement
The “Inspiration” section of entertainment celebrity Oprah Winfrey’s magazine, “O,” promotes the founder of a movement to publicly celebrate abortion and her new “Shout Your Abortion” book.

Let there be light bulbs! Trump looks to flip switch on Obama ban
An Obama administration decision to ban incandescent light bulbs was based on a misunderstanding of the law, according to the Department of Energy, meaning those faithful products that had been in use for a century may be returning.

Green Beret Caught Allegedly Sneaking 90 Lbs Of Cocaine Into The US
A U.S. Army Special Forces operator was apprehended after allegedly sneaking 40 kilos of cocaine into the United States late last week.

Venezuela’s Socialist Economy Is Near Collapse – Inflation at One-Million Percent
In the Socialist mecca of Venezuela the people have resorted to eating out of trash cans and from garbage dumps.