9 Mar 2019

IDF strikes Hamas posts following rocket launch, violent clashes
Israeli aircrafts attacked several Hamas military targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday night, hours after a projectile was fired towards southern Israel, the IDF said. The IDF Spokesperson’s Office said that IDF fighter planes and aircraft attacked a number of terrorist targets in the military compound of the Hamas terrorist organization in the southern Gaza Strip, as well as underground infrastructures in the northern Gaza Strip.

Nasrallah: Israel is scared of war and is not prepared for one
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said that Israel is scared of another war…and that the United States has placed sanctions because they have “failed in their military campaigns.” “What the Zion-American enemy failed to obtain during the military campaigns it wants to achieve through imposing sanctions…besieging the Palestinians…causing starvation in Yemen and blacklisting Hezbollah,” Nasrallah said…

North Korea ‘preparing rocket launch’, images suggest
Satellite images of a facility near Pyongyang suggest that North Korea may be preparing to launch a missile or a satellite. The increase in activity is around a site known as Sanumdong, where North Korea assembled most of its ballistic missiles and rockets. It comes after reports earlier this week that North Korea’s main rocket launch site at Sohae had been rebuilt.

Venezuela power cuts: Blackouts continue as protests loom
A widespread power cut affecting much of Venezuela continued throughout Friday ahead of planned protests on Saturday. President Nicolás Maduro and the US-backed opposition trying to oust him have blamed each other for the outage. Hospitals struggled to cope and at least one hospital patient died when her respirator stopped working.

U.S. SEC to review stock trading rules in big potential shakeup
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is launching a review of the main set of rules governing stock trading, opening the door to the biggest potential changes in a decade-and-a-half… The possible changes are aimed at making it easier to trade illiquid stocks, making more trading information available to investors, and improving the speed and quality of public data feeds needed for trading.

Democrats Vote To Give Illegal Immigrants The Right To Vote
“… these newcomers make America more American… And we want them to be fully part of our system… And that means not suppressing the vote of our newcomers to America…”

More Americans under the age of 40 are having heart attacks
Days after Luke Perry’s death at 52 from a stroke, a new study on heart-attack rates has another grim reminder that the young are far from invincible — and maybe even more vulnerable than they used to be.

22 states sue Trump rule stripping Planned Parenthood of Title X funding
Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia are suing to try to block the Trump administration from enforcing a new rule that would shift millions in Title X family planning funding away from Planned Parenthood and to faith-based clinics.

Majority of churches in decline or flatlining; nearly half see dip in giving, study says
A majority of churches have fewer than 100 people attending services each Sunday and have declined or nearly flatlined in membership growth,

UN Panel Says North Korea Obtained $670 Million In Crypto & Fiat Via Hacking: Report
According to the documents obtained by Nikkei, the hackers attacked overseas financial institutions from 2015 to 2018 and purportedly used blockchain “to cover their tracks.”

US Government Approves Experiment to Create a Type of Bird Flu that Could ‘kill millions of people’
The US Government has been scorned for lifting its ban on experiments to engineer deadly bird flu which could infect humans.

Hawaii Democrats Want U.S. Congress to Consider Repeal of Second Amendment
A resolution introduced in the Hawaii Senate this week urges the U.S. Congress to “consider and discuss whether the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution should be repealed or amended to clarify that the right to bear arms is a collective, rather than individual, constitutional right.”

Here’s Why Dems Voted Against Care For Babies Who Survive Abortion
Conservative commentator and pro-life advocate Ben Shapiro said, in a recent podcast episode, that he’s stumped about why Democrats voted overwhelmingly against passage of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

Mark Zuckerberg’s Elaborate Security Measures Rumored To Include ‘Panic Chute’
…an adjacent conference room near his desk has bulletproof glass and a panic button.” 

South African court rules Dutch Reformed Church’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional
A court in South Africa ruled Friday that the Dutch Reformed Church’s rules against same-sex marriage are “unlawful and invalid.”The decision comes from the bench of the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria led by Judge Joseph Raulinga, which reversed a decision to not recognize same-sex marriage in the church that was made by the denomination’s general synod in November 2016.