20 Feb 2019

Landmark research creates “universal” stem cells using CRISPR gene editing
In an incredible milestone, scientists have for the first time created “universal” stem cells by using CRISPR gene-editing technology to produce pluripotent stem cells that can be transplanted into any patient without generating an immune system response. Pluripotent stem cells are those incredible cells that have the ability to become any kind of cell that the body needs.

Buckle up and hunker down: Coast-to-coast storm to bring weather misery to 200 million
A powerful storm that began its journey Sunday in California will roar across the country over the next two to three days, spreading heavy snow, torrential rain and crippling ice to more than 200 million Americans. That’s about 60 percent of the population, AccuWeather said. “Parts of 39 of the 48 contiguous United States will be touched by the massive storm, including every state east of the Mississippi River,”

‘Spill all of their blood’: Woman who called for terror attacks at Memorial Day parades begging to return to US
Hoda Muthana, 24, left Hoover, Alabama in 2014, in order to join ISIS in Syria, where she would later call for US Muslims to ‘spill all of the blood’ by launching terror attacks during Memorial Day events. Now, having lost two of her three jihadi fighter husbands and living in a squalid refugee camp, she claims to have been brainwashed and made a ‘big mistake’ when she travelled to Syria.

Judicial Watch Sues for Coup Documents
Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for all records of communication of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the Office of the Attorney General Jeff Sessions, or the Office of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussing the 25th Amendment or presidential fitness. Additionally, the lawsuit seeks all recordings made by any official in the Office of the Attorney General or Deputy Attorney General of meetings in the Executive Office of the President or Vice President. The suit was filed after the Justice Department failed to respond to three separate FOIA requests dated September 21, 2018 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:19-cv-00388)). The lawsuit seeks all written and audio/visual records of any FBI/DOJ discussions regarding the 25th Amendment and plans to secretly record President Trump in the Oval Office.

The President of the United States of America Has Confirmed a Coup Attempt Against the Presidency
President Donald Trump agreed that alleged discussions of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein invoking the 25th Amendment in the days after the firing of former FBI Director James Comey constituted an illegal coup attempt in a Monday morning tweet. “The biggest abuse of power and corruption scandal in our history, and it’s much worse than we thought. Andrew McCabe (FBI) admitted to plotting a coup (government overthrow) when he was serving in the FBI, before he was fired for lying & leaking.” @seanhannity @FoxNews Treason!

Air Force Under Secretary tells Vance airmen to prepare for new conflicts
Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan told airmen at Vance Air Force Base to prepare themselves for a new era of superpower competition similar to the Cold War, during a graduation address at the base on Friday. Donovan told the graduates Friday they should expect a world that looks “eerily similar” to the one he faced when he graduated. “As I sat in my graduation seat, the threat of Soviet power was never more real, and we would continue to face the Warsaw Pact for another eight years,” Donovan said.

‘Irritated’ by Russia, Navy Admiral sends US destroyer to Black Sea in support of Ukraine
Adm. James Foggo, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe, ordered the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook to join Ukraine for exercises in the Black Sea as they anticipate another attack from Russia, the Washington Examiner reported Tuesday.

Earthquake reveals mountain ranges ‘bigger then Everest’ buried in Earth
Unearthed due to one of the biggest earthquakes on record, geologists from Princeton University have discovered massive mountain ranges some 660km deep beneath Earth’s crust in mysterious inner region known as the mantle. Instead of a peak sticking out with free space above, the rocky landscape grate up against other layers of rock. According to the researchers, these hidden mountains are unlike anything on earth. “It’s hard to compare them to the mountains we see at the surface. This is a solid-solid boundary, with solid above and solid below,” lead scientist Jessica Irving told The Sun. “They could be as big as Everest, and maybe even bigger.”

Netanyahu postpones trip to Moscow, new date to be set soon
The planned meeting in Moscow on Thursday between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the situation in Syria has been postponed, the Prime Minister’s Office announced on Wednesday morning. No reason for the postponement was given, though it led to speculation that it had to do with the political situation in Israel and Thursday’s deadline for party mergers.

Putin: We’ll target USA if Washington deploys missiles in Europe
Russia will respond to any US deployment of short or intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe by targeting not only the countries where they are stationed, but the United States itself, President Vladimir Putin said… In his toughest remarks yet…Putin said Russia was not seeking confrontation and would not take the first step to deploy missiles in response to Washington’s decision this month to quit a landmark Cold War-era arms control treaty.

Israel unveils Rafael’s new advanced bunker buster missile, ‘Rocks’
With tensions still high between Israel and Iran a new air-to-surface long-range missile designed for to destroy targets deep underground in heavily defended areas has been developed by Israeli defense giant Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. Dubbed “Rocks,” the innovative missile is being presented this week for the first time at the Aero India Air Show in Bangalore, India.

Ukraine mall displays Nazi swastika on staircase
A shopping mall in Ukraine that is located on a street named for a collaborator with the Nazis decorated a staircase with a large swastika. Images and footage from inside the Horodok shopping mall on Kiev’s Bandera Avenue surfaced Monday on Facebook. They show shoppers climbing up and down the staircase, whose middle-section stairs feature a large swastika locked in a white rhombus encircled by red, similar to Nazi Germany’s flag.

Catholic cardinals urge end of ‘homosexual agenda’
Two prominent Roman Catholic Church cardinals have urged an end of what they call “the plague of the homosexual agenda”, telling bishops to break their complicity over cases of sexual abuse. In an open letter, Cardinals Burke and Brandmüller say the Church has wrongly blamed the abuse of power by clergy as the main cause of the scandals. Instead, they say the cases involve priests who have “gone away from the truth of the Gospel”.

House launches probe of US nuclear plan in Saudi Arabia
The US is rushing to transfer sensitive nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia, according to a new congressional report. A Democratic-led House panel has launched an inquiry over concerns about the White House plan to build nuclear reactors across the kingdom. Whistleblowers told the panel it could destabilise the Middle East by boosting nuclear weapons proliferation.

Google admits error over hidden microphone
Google has acknowledged that it made an error in not disclosing that one of its home alarm products contained a microphone. Product specifications for the Nest Guard, available since 2017, had made no mention of the listening device. But earlier this month, the firm said a software update would make Nest Guard voice-controlled.

Cyber-thieves set sights on hijacking payment data
Thousands of websites are being hit by cyber-thieves who implant code to scoop up payment card numbers, research suggests. Security giant Symantec found more than 4,800 websites were being hit by these “form-jacking” attacks every month. High-profile victims of these attacks include airline BA and Ticketmaster.

Gory spirit festival lights up Cambodian capital
Spirit mediums in headdresses and lurid make-up, their cheeks pierced by needles and tongues cut by knives, led a striking procession Tuesday through the Cambodian capital to mark the end of Chinese New year. Hundreds of people poured through an alley for the colourful annual festival, known as the Hei Neak Ta, or the spirit parade. The procession mixes Chinese ritual and local folk traditions in a country where beliefs in the spirit world run deep.

You may soon have to give your DNA to the state and pay $250 for the privilege
Arizona could soon be one of the first states to maintain a massive statewide DNA database. And if the proposed legislation passes, many people — from parent school volunteers and teachers to real estate agents and foster parents — will have no choice but to give up their DNA. Under Senate Bill 1475…DNA must be collected from anyone who has to be fingerprinted by the state for a job, to volunteer in certain positions or…other reasons.

Palestinian president rejects tax money from Israel
The Palestinian Authority (PA) will no longer accept tax revenues collected on its behalf by Israel following its decision to trim the sum over the PA’s financial support of militants’ families, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said. The cash-strapped Palestinian Authority, an interim self-government body set up following the 1993 Oslo peace accords, has suffered a series of financial blows in the past year.

US Palestinian mission to merge with Israeli embassy next month
The United States Consulate General in Jerusalem, which serves Palestinians, will be absorbed into the new US Embassy to Israel in March, a US official said on Tuesday, giving a date for a merger that has been condemned by Palestinians. The decision to create a single diplomatic mission was announced last October by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who did not say at the time when this would take place.

Waqf demand leads to fears of fresh Temple Mount clashes
A year and a half after the crisis over using metal detectors at the Temple Mount compound, new tensions are developing at the Jerusalem site holy to Jews and Muslims, which threaten to erupt into violence. In recent days, the Waqf —the Islamic trust tasked with maintaining the Muslim structures at the site — has been trying to reopen a small compound in the eastern part of the Mount, on the inner side of the Golden Gate entrance.

Planned Parenthood kept aborted babies alive to harvest organs, ex-technician says
In an undercover video released Wednesday, a former technician for a tissue-harvesting company details how an aborted baby was kept alive so that its heart could be harvested at a California Planned Parenthood facility, raising more legal questions about the group’s practices.

Praising God at Hell’s Gate: Pastor Starts a Church at Planned Parenthood to Fight Abortion
When Pastor Ken Peters of Spokane, Washington, says he believes the church is the the greatest hope to end abortion, he means it. That is why he decided to bring the church to where it was most necessary: to the very front door of a Planned Parenthood facility. Called “The Church at Planned Parenthood,” the church plant, or new congregation of an already-established church, gathers once a month to pray and worship God right outside the facility’s doors.

Israeli-made goggles give surgeons X-ray vision
The headset by Israel-based Augmedics projects X ray-like 3D visualization of the patient in real time, allowing surgeons to “see” through the patient’s skin, muscle tissue, and bone.

Abortionist Calls Himself a “Christian Abortion Doctor” Who “Does the Lord’s Work”
Abortion, in and of itself, is a moral horror. But for abortion activists to claim the name of Jesus Christ in order to justify killing unborn children, that crosses over into new territory. I’m not talking about the moral gymnastics of equivocation employed by so many Christian progressives to justify abortion in extreme cases, as wrong and harmful as that is. I’m talking about Christians actually celebrating and promoting abortion as God’s work. For instance, those mainline Protestant priests and pastors who pray God’s blessing over abortion clinics. That’s just blasphemy.

CDC: Zombie Virus Spreading in US, Humans Could be Infected
The Center for Disease Control has issued a warning about a deadly disease that is spreading across the United States. Chronic Wasting Disease, also known as ‘zombie deer disease,’ is an illness that infects the brain, spine, and tissue of elk, moose and deer.

Mystery: ‘Light explosions’ detected in clear skies
A new phenomenon – light explosions in the sky – has attracted the attention of scientists as well as a rabbi who notes that lights in the “heaven” are “one of the signs the Messiah is imminent.”

Bernie Sanders Calls For Complete Socialism Saying It Is Time To ‘Finish The Revolution’ Of His Radical Progressive Agenda To Change America
When I was in school back in the 1970’s, they taught us about Socialism in history class. It was presented to us as an inherent form of evil tyranny, akin to it’s older brother of Communism, and something that was to be avoided at all costs. Socialism, we were told, was a precursor to the collapse of a formerly free nation as it slid down into despotism. In 2019, things have radically changed for the worse.

After blaming Israel, Iran says Pakistani carried out suicide attack on troops
The suicide bomber that carried out last week’s attack that killed 27 members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards was a Pakistan national, the force’s Sepah news agency reported on Tuesday.

Vatican has a secret process to deal with priests that father children
The Vatican has an established process to deal with priests who father children, a Holy See spokesperson confirmed to The New York Times on Monday.

Kansas Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Censor Internet Pornography
State lawmakers in Kansas recently introduced two bills that would effectively censor pornography in the state by requiring computers and smartphones sold in the state to have porn filters installed.

6 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in NC Running Major Drug Trafficking Operation
Six Mexican cartel-tied illegal immigrants were arrested in North Carolina for running a major cross-border drug trafficking operation, according to reports.