28 Oct 2018

Cabinet meeting opens with moment of silence for Pittsburgh victims
Israel’s weekly cabinet meeting opened with a moment of silence in memory of the eleven victims killed in Saturday’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “On behalf of myself and the people of Israel, we are in mourning,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “We send our deepest condolences from the bottom of our hearts to the families who have lost their loved ones.

Trump: ‘Extract the poison of antisemitism from our world’
US President Donald Trump unequivocally condemned the mass shooting of Jews at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, characterizing antisemitic violence amounted to an “assault on humanity.” His remarks, at a rally and on Twitter, were the strongest yet on the slaughter at the Tree of Life Synagogue – and more broadly on the scourge of antisemitism, a subject on which he has been accused of being soft from political critics and civil rights organizations.

Driverless cars: Who should die in a crash?
If forced to choose, who should a self-driving car kill in an unavoidable crash? Should the passengers in the vehicle be sacrificed to save pedestrians? Or should a pedestrian be killed to save a family of four in the vehicle? To get closer to an answer – if that were ever possible – researchers from the MIT Media Lab have analysed more than 40 million responses to an experiment they launched in 2014.

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: Gunman kills 11 people in ‘deadliest anti-Semitic attack in US’
A gunman shouting “all Jews must die” burst into a Pittsburgh synagogue during a circumcision ceremony on Saturday, shooting dead 11 people. Robert Bowers, 46, wielding an arsenal that included a semi-automatic rifle and three handguns, also left six others wounded, including four police officers, during the 20 minute attack. The shooting happened at the Tree of Life Congregation in a leafy suburb in the heart of its Jewish community in Pennsylvania.

U.S. Border Patrol stretched thin as caravan heads north, chief says
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said asylum-seeking families have strained his agency’s ability to respond to the caravan of thousands of immigrants headed for the U.S.-Mexico border. “Obviously the system is beyond capacity right now,” McAleenan said, with the Border Patrol responsible for transporting and caring for asylum seekers.

Russia, Germany, France and Turkey call for lasting ceasefire, constitutional meeting for Syria
The leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Turkey stressed the importance on Saturday of a lasting ceasefire in Syria, and said a committee to create a new constitution should meet by the end of the year.

CANADIAN PM TRUDEAU: Islamic Sharia law is compatible with democracy
Justin Trudeau insists Islamic law isn’t incompatible with democracy. The American Center for Democracy disagrees. Who’s right?

Billionaire George Soros Earmarks $500 Million For Migrants And Refugees
Hedge fund billionaire George Soros said on Tuesday that he is giving $500 million of his nonprofit organization’s funds to be invested on work opportunities for migrants and refugees, especially those arriving into Europe.

Parents won’t give up in fight against school’s Islam promotion
Parents of San Diego public school students have returned to a federal court in their case against the district’s promotion of Islam, asking the judge to reconsider her denial of their request to halt an “anti-Islamophobia initiative.”

Former Hurricane Willa could become season’s first nor’easter
From Category 5 hurricane to tropical storm to nor’easter, Willa refuses to go away.

Young person diagnosed with STD every four minutes in England
…There were more than 144,000 diagnoses of the two sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also referred to as STDs, in people aged between 15 and 24 last year — equating to just under 400 a day.

Pence: Migrant Caravan ‘Funded From Outside,’ Organized by Leftist Force
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Following reports of a migrant caravan consisting mostly of people from Central America moving towards the US through Mexico, President Donald Trump has ordered the deployment of additional troops to help the 2,000 National Guard personnel already present to prevent the migrants from illegally crossing the border.

Mexico offers caravan migrants benefits to stay; thousands refuse
Several thousand Central American migrants turned down a Mexican offer of benefits if they applied for refugee status and stayed in the country’s two southernmost states, vowing to set out before dawn Saturday to continue their long trek toward the U.S. border.

David Clarke: 14 Thousand People Storming US Border ‘Is an Invasion’
Former Milwaukee sheriff and current spokesperson for America First Action, David Clarke, said that the migrant caravan approaching the U.S. border is “an invasion.”

Trump Joins Chant Against George Soros ‘Lock Him Up!’
President Donald Trump laughed and joined in the “Lock him up” chant by a crowd of young black supporters condemning the globalist billionaire George Soros.

Monsanto’s Cancer-Causing Chemical Glyphosate Found In Oat Bran Cereal Products From Quaker, Kellogg’s And General Mills
Monsanto is one of the most-evil corporations ever to appear in human history. They create products that are unbelievably destructive to the human body, and do it all in the name of profit. Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer contains a killer chemical called glyphosate, and when ingested in large amounts causes cancer. Recent tests show it is in the breakfast cereal you are likely feeding to your family right now.

Gunman Opens Fire on Jewish Worshippers in Pittsburgh; Multiple Fatalities
An active shooter is reported to be on the loose leaving ‘multiple victims’ injured at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The area around the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue has been sealed off and people are being urged to stay away.

Mail ‘Bomber’ Aftermath: Arrest of Cesar Sayoc in Brings Up Several Unanswered Questions
Already there’s many questions on how the bomber’s packages slipped through the mail with zero postmarks or cancelled stamps and not enough postage.

Catholic Bishops Call For Immediate Action Against Climate Change
Six presidents of continental bishops’ conferences have signed an official appeal urging government leaders to take immediate action against climate change, the Vatican reported Friday.