5 Feb 2019

The Fall of the Media Temple
The media sold off its own temple last week and no one noticed. A decade ago, a 643,000 square foot shrine to the media went up off the Washington Mall. The media funded organization behind it boasted that its Great Hall of News atrium was taller than the Sistine Chapel. The thousands of artifacts included a 3,262 year old cuneiform brick from ancient Sumeria and a 2,756 year old statue of the Egyptian god Thoth, the mythical inventor of writing, worshiped by the media. Last week, the $450 million temple constructed by the media to worship itself was sold off for $372 million to Johns Hopkins. There’s no word on whether they threw in the statue of their fallen god. And nobody was buying the Newseum’s t-shirts of Thoth; the dead idol of a dying industry.

Trump Nominations Begin to Remake the Liberal 9th Circuit
Trump announced three nominations this week to the San Francisco-based appeals court, which covers California, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and the eastern part of Washington state. Earlier this month, the president renominated two other judges for the 9th Circuit. For the 9th Circuit, Trump announced his intent Wednesday to nominate Daniel A. Bress, 39, a lawyer with the firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Daniel P. Collins, a former associate deputy U.S. attorney general who now is in private practice; and Kenneth Kiyul Lee, 44, a former associate counsel to President George W. Bush, also now in private practice. All three men are from California.

Iranian MP asks Russia to activate S-300s during Israeli strikes
National Security and Foreign Policy Committee in the Iranian Majlis Chairman Heshmat-Allah Falahat….asked the Russians to activate the S-300 system during Israeli air strike to test it and see whether it works.

The menace of waves of infectious diseases
Over the course of 2018, Israel experienced waves of infectious diseases, primarily including measles, leptospirosis, Jericho sore, West Nile fever, and rabies.

Russians fight U.S. in Syria, then hide their losses
About 100 Russian military contractors were killed in the Deir al-Zor battle, sources have said. The Russian foreign ministry has said that only a handful of Russian citizens were killed there and dismissed reports of heavy losses.

Senior Israeli leaders pledge: 2 million Jews in the West Bank – report
Dozens of senior ministers and Knesset members from Likud and other right-of-center parties overnight signed a declaration to support the “Nahal” movement, which promotes a settlement plan from the time of former prime minister Yitzhak Shamir, according to a report published Tuesday by Israeli press. The movement’s goal: Two million settlers living in the West Bank.

Australia floods: Two found dead as waters grip Townsville
Two men have died in floodwaters that have forced large-scale evacuations in the Australian city of Townsville. The pair’s bodies were found near a park on Tuesday, following what has been described as a “once in a century” flood in the northern Queensland city. Police did not confirm whether the victims were two men, aged 21 and 23, whose disappearances on Monday had led to the discovery of the bodies.

Top cleric urges Middle East’s Muslims to ’embrace’ Christians
The head of Sunni Islam’s highest seat of learning has urged the Middle East’s Muslims to “embrace” local Christians. Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of al-Azhar in Egypt, told an interfaith meeting in Abu Dhabi attended by Pope Francis that Christians were “our companions”. He also called on Muslims in the West to integrate into their communities while maintaining their identities.

Obesity-related cancers rising fastest among millennials, study finds
Mirroring the decades-long increase in obesity rates in the U.S., cancers that are thought to be driven at least in part by excess weight are also on the rise among people under age 50, a new study suggests. Rates for six of 12 cancers related to obesity have been increasing in successive generations of young adults, with the sharpest increases in the youngest age groups…

Russian Navy has new weapon that makes targets hallucinate, vomit: report
The Russian Navy reportedly has a new weapon that can disrupt the eyesight of targets as well as make them hallucinate and vomit. Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported that a Russian military contractor has installed the weapon on two Russian warships. The weapon fires a beam similar to a strobe light that affects the target’s eyesight, making it more difficult for them to aim at night.

‘Rain Tax’ Likely To Become Reality In New Jersey
New Jersey is one of the highest taxed states in the country. Now, residents and businesses could be taxed extra … when it rains…A new bill calls for the creation of local or regional storm water utilities, giving local counties and municipalities the power to collect a tax from properties with large paved surfaces such as parking lots, CBS2’s Meg Baker reported.

Fears ‘deadliest ever’ Ebola will infect MILLIONS as disease rapidly spreads
The group of medics put their names to a letter in the Lancet yesterday calling for “high-level political, financial, and technical support to address the Ebola outbreak that started last May” in the Congo. The current outbreak – first declared just six months ago – is already the world’s second-biggest having killed nearly 1,000 since it began.

Anxiety on rise among the young in social media age
The number of young people in the UK who say they do not believe that life is worth living has doubled in the last decade, amid a sense of overwhelming pressure from social media which is driving feelings of inadequacy, new research suggests. In 2009, only 9% of 16-25-year-olds disagreed with the statement that “life is really worth living”, but that has now risen to 18%.

Russia plans new missile systems to counter U.S. by 2021
Russia will race to develop two new land-based missile launch systems before 2021 to respond to Washington’s planned exit from a landmark nuclear arms control pact, it said on Tuesday. President Vladimir Putin said at the weekend that Russia had suspended the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), which bans both nations from stationing short- and intermediate-range land-based missiles in Europe.

SCHUMER’S PLOT: Dems Introduce Bill to STOP Trump From Using Military to Build Border Wall
Senate Democrats introduced legislation Monday that would effectively ban President Trump from using the US military to construct his proposed border wall; setting the stage for a legal-showdown should the President declare a national emergency.

‘Unprecedented’ Flooding Overtakes Australian City After Over Three Feet of Monsoonal Rain
Residents of monsoon-soaked Townsville awaited more rain Monday night, adding to the nearly 50 inches that has devastated the city in northeast Queensland, Australia.

Toll in Brazil dam disaster rises to 121 dead, 226 missing
The toll from a dam collapse last week at a mine in southeast Brazil has risen to 121 dead and 226 missing, officials said Saturday.

Satan’s Party: Senate Democrats Block Bill Prohibiting Infanticide
Senate Democrats blocked a measure on Monday night that would prohibit infanticide.

“Mystery virus” spreading like wildfire across U.S. population, putting people in bed for a MONTH… is this a depopulation bioweapon experiment?
…Unfortunately, a new virus is going around that is turning what is normally a week-long nuisance into a month-long nightmare – and speculation abounds regarding its origin.

FLAT OUT MURDER: Vermont Abortion Bill Shockingly Goes Even Further than Virginia and New York’s
I read the Virginia abortion bill in the same way as David does. The good news is that it is unlikely to be enacted.  But as I pointed out the other day, Vermont’s goes all the way to creating an absolute right to an abortion, at any time in the pregnancy and for any reason, with no limitations as to method. For those who might have missed it, here’s the pertinent portion of H-0057

Outrageous new Texas transgender bills seek to ban Christianity in the conservative State
A showdown between religious freedom and transgender privileges is underway in Texas, where six pro-LGBTQ bills are targeting the constitutional rights of Christians.

Pope Orders Chinese Catholics to Obey Oppressive Communist Regime
The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, published an article Sunday in Italian, English, and Chinese, saying that the pope has invited “all the Bishops to renew their total adherence to Christ and to the Church.”

Is The Bible Verse Nancy Pelosi Quoted Actually In The Bible?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shared a Bible verse at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities conference Wednesday, but according to theology professors, the verse she shared is not in the Bible

Lone Dem Senator Blocks Bill Banning Infanticide For Babies Who Survive Abortions
On Monday, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), blocking a Senate bill that would require doctors to give aid to babies who survived abortions, objected to the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, and her one vote was enough to prevent the Senate from passing the bill in a unanimous consent vote, LifeSiteNews reports.

Ocasio-Cortez Invites Anti-Kavanaugh Soros Operative To SOTU
The Soros-funded activist who harassed former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) in an elevator amid the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation fiasco will attend President Trump’s State of the Union address as a guest of socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).

Democrats Push Plan to Allow Migrant Child Traffickers Free Entry to the US
During negotiations with President Donald Trump over his requested funds for the US Southern Border wall, House Democrats have pushed a plan that would end immigration enforcement against migrants trafficking children into the country.

After mocking “chemtrails” for over a decade, global elites suddenly announce geoengineering plan to “dim the sun” with aerial spraying
Back in 2008, a news publication called Phoenix Times News published a story mocking people who believe in so-called “chemtrails,” calling the concept of geoengineering a “strong competitor for dumbest conspiracy theory ever.” There’s simply no such thing as chemical aerosols that are blasted from airplanes, and that remain suspended in the atmosphere, we were all continually told – with a constant emphasis on the alleged “ridiculousness” of such a notion.

Judicial Watch Obtains Emails Showing Podesta Group’s Work for Pro-Russia Ukrainian Political Party
Judicial Watch today released new documents from the U.S. Department of State showing the Podesta Group working on behalf of the pro-Russia Ukrainian political group “Party of Regions.” The new documents also show longtime Obama and Clinton counselor John Podesta lobbying on behalf of his brother’s firm.

US Foster Care Supplies 88 Percent of Sex Trafficked Children, Study Finds
Child sex slavery is a rapidly expanding problem in the United States, yet it’s a problem many people don’t want to face up to.

Baby body parts in ‘humanized mice’ experiments
The American Center for Law and Justice has submitted to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease a Freedom of Information Act a request for documentation of its “humanized mice” program, which uses the body parts of aborted babies for “HIV therapeutics development.”

GM Starts Laying Off Thousands of American Workers
Executives at General Motors (GM) have started laying off American workers in Michigan, Ohio, Maryland, Georgia, and Texas, while the multinational corporation is reportedly expanding production in China and Mexico.

Cancer industry plotting to DESTROY the new cancer cure developed by Israeli scientists… the attacks have already begun
The moment that Israeli scientists announced they had discovered a universal cancer cure that worked with a single injection and required no toxic chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery, I said to myself, “The cancer industry is going to destroy this team of scientists.”