18 Feb 2019

Machines Simulate Speedy Learning
Researchers at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a platform able to speed up the learning process of artificial intelligence (AI) systems 1,000 times over.

A canyon-shaped hole in the sun’s atmosphere is facing Earth and spewing solar wind in our direction. Estimated time of arrival: Feb. 19th or 20th. G1-class geomagnetic storms and Arctic auroras are possible when the gaseous material makes contact with our planet’s magnetic field.

Papua New Guinea earthquake: Huge 6.4 tremor hits Pacific island
An earthquake measured at 6.4 has struck Papua New Guinea in the southwestern Pacific. A tsunami warning is currently in effect for the surrounding area. The earthquake struck at a depth of 367.93km, 47km north west of the town of Namatanai at 2.35pm UTC.

Warsaw Summit winners and losers
Last week’s Warsaw Summit was a not-so-successful attempt by the United States to form a broad international coalition to support the Trump administration’s Middle East policies. In order that the conference not be a complete failure, the Trump administration decided to add the goal of consolidating political and economic support for the “deal of the century” to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This goal is in line with the conference’s stated goal of stabilizing the Middle East and it gave Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt (the ones behind the scheme) an opportunity to enlist the moderate Arab states in support of the deal. On the other hand, the conference did indicate a strong likelihood for the formation of an Arab NATO alliance of sorts that would include the Gulf states, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia.

Catholic Church credibility on the line at abuse meeting
The Vatican will gather senior bishops from around the world later this week for a conference on sex abuse designed to guide them on how best to tackle a problem that has decimated the Church’s credibility, but critics say it is too little, too late. “The fact that this still exists in 2019, that there is still awareness-raising that has to be done (among bishops) is a measure of what a low priority this has truly been for the Vatican,” said Anne Barrett-Doyle of the U.S.-based abuse tracking group bishopaccountability.org.

In Off-Record Conference Call Trump Labeled Late-Term Abortions “Execution”
President Trump held a conference call with 4,500 participants on Thursday in which he reportedly referred to late-term abortions as “execution.”

Iranian FM: Risk of war with Israel is great
Zarif had on Saturday Iran rejected US Vice President Mike Pence’s remarks accusing the Islamic Republic of anti-Semitism akin to the Nazis, calling them “laughable” and insisting that Iran was “just against Zionists.”

Palestinians, Jordanians expand alliance to torpedo Trump’s peace plan
The Palestinians and the Jordanians have set up a joint council for the administration of the Temple Mount and other Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem in an effort to preemptively torpedo the advancement of US President Donald Trump’s regional peace plan. Yoni Ben-Menachem…told the Hebrew daily that the move constitutes “a violation of the Oslo agreement and seriously harms Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem.”

Pulwama attack: Four Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir gun battle
Four soldiers have been killed in Indian-administered Kashmir in a gun battle with militants, police say. The clash occurred in Pulwama district, where more than 40 Indian paramilitary police were killed in a suicide attack on Thursday, raising tensions between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan. A civilian and two alleged militants were also killed as Indian troops searched for suspects.

FBI plotting to keep DNA of ENTIRE population on file to create ‘nation of suspects’
President Donald Trump has signed the Rapid DNA Act into law which means the police can routinely take DNA samples from people who are arrested but not yet convicted of a crime. The law, which was signed in 2017 and comes into effect this year, will require several states to connect Rapid DNA machines to Codis – the national DNA database controlled by the FBI.

EUROPEAN CHAOS: Men Can Be Mothers in UK, While French Schools Erase Terms ‘Father,’ ‘Mother’
A UK government lawyer has said that “mother” is no longer a gender specific term preserved only for women. The comments were made during a High Court hearing where a ‘transgender’ man born a woman gave birth to a child and is seeking to be named the father, rendering the baby legally motherless, reports The Telegraph.

Temple Mount Prophecy Taking Place Precisely on Schedule in Israel
Christians, Jews, and Muslims have been battling over mountaintop land in Jerusalem for centuries. Recent attempts at a rational, politically negotiated solution have all ended badly. Perhaps what politicians should do is reference prophetic sources which describe in great detail the end-of-days Temple Mount agenda for all concerned.

A medical breakthrough from Israel can effectively cure cancer, the deadly disease that kills millions of people around the world every year.

FLASHBACK: Australia PM’s adviser says climate change is ‘UN-led ruse to establish new world order’ – do you agree?
Tony Abbott’s business adviser says global warming a fallacy supported by United Nations to ‘create a new authoritarian world order under its control’

Let’s Declare Maxine Waters and Democrats crazy
MoveOn.org and other left-wing agitators have planned demonstrations across the U.S. for Presidents Day in response to Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency for border wall funding.

Ilhan Omar’s District Is ‘Terrorist Recruitment Capital Of The US,’ Report Says
Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, represented by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D), is the terrorist recruitment capitol of the United States, according to FBI statistics.

DNA access to police solves cases, raises ethical questions
A woman researching her ancestry submitted her DNA to a genealogy website — and ended up leading police to her half brother, who left his DNA at a crime scene decades ago.

Washington Post Columnist: Christians Like Mike Pence Are Bigots for Not Supporting Homosexuality
According to Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, Christians who believe that homosexuality is a sin are no different from those who have or still do, support segregation.

How Minneapolis’ Somali Muslim community became the jihad terrorist recruitment capital of the US
Third World jihad savages embedded in America, and now, through stealth jihad, they are bringing their hatred and bigotry into the hallowed halls of Congress. I wonder: if there had been Nazi/German-American Bund members of Congress during World War II, would the Democrats have lauded and rewarded them with coveted committee positions?

Trump Demands Europe ‘Takes Back’ and Jails 800 Captured ISIS Fighters
US President Donald Trump has demanded that European allies – the UK, France, and Germany – must “take back” and jail up to 800 ISIS fighter captured in Syria by the United States.