3 Nov 2018

Antisemitism – the newest front in America’s toxic partisan battle
Every few weeks, after each latest, worst mass shooting in the United States, pundits and politicians here ask the same series of questions: How could this happen and who is to blame? Whether the targets are children in high school or daycare, the elderly in a retirement home, gays at a nightclub, straights on the Las Vegas Strip or blacks, Sikhs and Christians in prayer, discussion on cable news typically nationalizes the shooter’s twisted grievances.

Egypt attack: Gunmen target bus with Coptic Christians
At least seven people have been killed in Egypt by gunmen who opened fire on a bus carrying a group of Coptic Christians, officials say. A number of people were also injured in the attack in the Minya region, south of the capital Cairo. The bus was heading towards a local monastery, a senior Coptic cleric says. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Islamist militants have targeted Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority repeatedly in recent years.

Asia Bibi: Deal to end Pakistan protests over blasphemy case
Pakistan’s authorities have struck a deal with a hard-line Islamist party to end a protest over the acquittal of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy. As part of the deal, proceedings will begin to bar Asia Bibi from leaving the country. The government will also not prevent protesters legally challenging the Supreme Court decision to release her.

Italy storms: Five dead as northern villages are cut off
Villages and roads have been cut off by landslides as storms across Italy have claimed five more lives. At least 12 people died earlier in the week as strong winds buffeted large areas of Italy’s north and west. Many victims were killed by falling trees. The worst-affected areas were in the far north, particularly Trentino and Veneto, where schools had to close.

Trump administration to reinstate all Iran sanctions
The Trump administration is to reinstate all US sanctions on Iran removed under the 2015 nuclear deal. The White House said it was “the toughest sanctions regime ever imposed” on Tehran. It targets both Iran and states that trade with it. However, temporary waivers will be granted to eight countries to allow them to continue importing Iranian oil.

Twitter apologizes for ‘Kill all Jews’ trending topic
Twitter is apologizing for the fact that “Kill all Jews” appeared as a trending topic on its platform Friday. In a statement, a representative from Twitter said the phrase should not have appeared on the trending topic list and that “we’re sorry for this mistake.” “This was trending as a result of coverage and horrified reactions to the vandalism against a synagogue in New York,” it said. “Regardless, it should not have appeared as a trend.”

Slightly heavier than a toothpick, the first wireless insect-size robot takes flight
Imagine an insect that can alight along a pipeline to sniff out gas leaks, swoop beneath plants to detect pests and disease, and slip into tiny spaces to find disaster survivors. Now imagine holding a laser that can control its every move. With the rapid advances in drone technology…it should come as no surprise that miniature flying robots are on the horizon: Between now and 2020, Goldman Sachs’ forecasts a $100 billion market opportunity for drones…

Mysterious interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua could be a giant solar sail ‘sent from another civilization to look for signs of life,’ claim astronomers
A mysterious asteroid called Oumuamua, the first interstellar object ever seen in the solar system, could be a gigantic alien solar sail send to look for signs of life, a new study has claimed. Astronomers from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) analyzed the strange cigar shape of the object, and an unexpected boost in speed and shift in trajectory as it passed through the inner solar system last year.

Washington, DC, could let 16-year-olds vote for president
The Washington, D.C., City Council is preparing to vote on a bill to lower the voting age to 16 for all elections, both local and federal. WTOP-FM reports the bill won 3-0 approval in the Judiciary and Public Safety committee Thursday and will get a final vote before the full council this month. The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees citizens 18 and older the right to vote, but scholars have said it doesn’t prevent a state, or in this case, the nation’s capital, from setting a lower age.

Iran admits to being hit by potent cyber attack
Iran’s strategic computer and infrastructure networks reportedly fell under an extensive and powerful cyber-attack in the last several days, according to Israeli news reports… Analysts believe this attack is far more potent than the “Stuxnet” virus… Gholam Reza Jalali, head of Iran’s civil defense agency, told media outlets on Sunday that the government successfully neutralized “a new generation of Stuxnet which consisted of several parts… and was trying to enter our systems.”

U.S. carrier leads warships in biggest ever Japan defense war game
U.S. fighter jets darted over the Western Pacific on Saturday as the nuclear powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier joined Japanese destroyers and a Canadian warship for the biggest combat readiness war game ever staged in and around Japan. Japan and the United States have mobilized 57,000 sailors, marines and airmen for the biennial Keen Sword exercise, 11,000 more than in 2016, with simulated air combat, amphibious landings and ballistic missile defense drills.

Why is the world’s media ignoring the Israeli Mossad foiling the massive Iranian assassination plot in Denmark that has shocked their country
Israel’s Mossad apparently provided Denmark with critical intelligence information that thwarted an Iranian plot to assassinate an Iranian separatist leader in the Scandinavian country

A Fed-Up Nigerian Army Shoots into Crowd of Islamic Protesters, Killing 27 Muslims
The Nigerian army reportedly killed up to 21 people when it fired live bullets into a crowd of protesters on the third day of demonstrations by the African country’s leading Shiite Muslim movement in the capital of Abuja on Monday.

Austria joins the United States and Hungary as the ONLY nations who refuse to sign the UN migration pact, which dumps African and Muslim refugees in countries whether they like it or not
The Global Compact for Sage, Orderly and Regular Migration was approved in July by all 193 UN member nations with the exception of the United States. The US pulled out last year.

Skull-Shaped ‘Halloween Asteroid’ Will Zip by Earth Again This Month
If you’re suffering from Halloween withdrawal, a spooky asteroid will soon be here to help. The famously skull-shaped space rock 2015 TB145 will zoom past Earth on Nov. 11, coming within 24 million miles (38 million kilometers) of our planet. That’s about one-fourth the distance from Earth to the sun, which is 93 million miles (150 million km).

Biologists Have Started Their Attempt to Sequence the DNA of Every Living Thing on Earth
Last year, a small group of researchers unveiled their plans to sequence the DNA of every species on Earth in the next 10 years. The daunting task, known as the Earth BioGenome Project, would actually only include eukaryotic species (so plants, animals, and fungi—no bacteria), but is still a mammoth undertaking that would require mapping the genomes of more than 1.5 million species. As of Thursday, they’ve officially begun.

Professor: Newborns Can “Ethically” Be Killed—Not “Sentient”
A professor emeritus of biology tries to make the case that newborn babies can ethically & morally be killed because they are not “cognizant of themselves” — i.e., they are morally equivalent to a fetus which he maintains is a non-person.

Ben and Jerry’s To Donate Proceeds From New ‘Resist’ Flavour To Anti-Israel Hate Groups Linked To Louis Farrakhan
Some of the the most anti-Israel people you will ever meet are self-loathing American Jews who despise the sovereign nation of Israel, and would love to see it driven into the sea and replaced by the mythical Palestinian people. Such is the case with childhood friends Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, founders of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, and inventors of the pro-Palestinian ice cream flavour they have entitled ‘Resist’.

Wealthy elitists literally living off blood transfusions from children … Modern “vampires” are real
With their expensive homes and vehicles and glittering lifestyles, they may seem nothing like the vampires of fictional literature, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t sucking the life out of their victims. Reaching an all new low in exploitation of the poor and innocent, it has now become fashionable for the idle rich to try to hang on to their youth and beauty by getting expensive blood transfusions using the blood of young children.

California Audit: $4 Billion Paid to Cover Medi-Cal for Ineligible People
A California state audit has found the state government paid $4 billion to provide Medi-Cal coverage for almost a half million potentially ineligible people between 2014 and 2017.

Andrew Gillum Attends Event Hosted By Anti-Israel Organization Following Mass Attack On Jews
Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum spoke at an event hosted by an anti-Jewish organization the day after the deadliest attack on Jews in American history.

Global Warming Is Not Damaging Our World – The Global Warming Movement Is
For many of the entities driving the global warming debate, the goal has never been about climate. Their long-term goal is to unite the world under a single socialistic government in which there is no capitalism, no democracy, and, ultimately, no freedom. United Nations’ treaties such as the Paris Agreement on climate change are the flagships of the global governance agenda. By controlling carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, they are in fact controlling the world’s energy since over 80% of our energy comes from CO2-emitting fossil fuels. And controlling the world’s energy effectively controls the world.

Gunned Down For Believing In Christ: The Mainstream Media Is Silent As The Persecution Of Christians Escalates
The global persecution of Christians continues to escalate dramatically, and yet the mainstream media in the United States is virtually silent about it.

Spanish Police Bust Black Magic Transgender Sex Trafficking Ring
Spanish police have arrested 13 people on suspicion of using black magic to coerce Brazilian transgenders into prostitution and drug dealing.

Satanic Temple Threatens Lawsuit with Netflix over ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’
Co-founder and spokesman Lucien Greaves said the organization is “taking legal action” against Netflix over a statue design appropriated by The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.