11 Apr 2019

Israel’s Beresheet set to make history, land on moon today
Seven weeks after Israeli spacecraft Beresheet (Hebrew for Genesis) soared into the night sky at Cape Canaveral, Florida, commencing an epic 6.5 million km. journey, it is poised to make history on Thursday evening when it reaches the Moon. Only three countries have completed the formidable task of landing a spacecraft on the lunar surface – the United States, Russia (then the USSR) and China. The tiny State of Israel is set to join that prestigious club…

Sudan braces for military announcement after anti-Bashir protests
Sudan’s armed forces will make an important announcement soon, state television said on Thursday as troops were deployed in Khartoum amid speculation that a coup attempt was underway against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir after months of protests. “The armed forces will present an important statement shortly. Be ready for it,” the announcement on state television read, without giving further details.

South Korea must end abortion ban by 2020, says court
South Korea’s ban on abortion has been ruled unconstitutional in a historic court decision. The country’s constitutional court ordered that the law must be revised by the end of 2020. Under the 1953 ban, women who have abortions can be fined and imprisoned, except in cases of rape, incest or risk to their health. Doctors who perform the procedure can also face jail.

China selling high-tech tyranny to Latin America, stoking US concern
China is distributing intrusive tools of surveillance and social control throughout Latin America to “surround the United States” with potential threats, warns a top senator. “China’s goal is to displace the United States, and they can do that by wreaking havoc in the Western Hemisphere,” Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner told the Washington Examiner.

Large parts of Venezuela hit by new blackout
A new blackout across large parts of crisis-hit Venezuela, including the capital Caracas, forced many to spend another night in the dark on Tuesday. The electricity shortage — the biggest in a week — hit a large section of the capital, with social media posts from residents across the country suggesting significant areas in at least 20 of the 23 states of Venezuela were also affected.

In leaky White House, Trump team keeps Mideast peace plan secret
In a White House where no secret is safe…one development has remained…confidential – the contents of a Middle East peace plan authored by President Donald Trump’s advisers Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt. With Trump having delighted Israelis and angered Palestinians by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital…and moving the American Embassy…a U.S.-brokered peace deal may seem farther away now than when talks collapsed five years ago.

Julian Assange arrested by British police at Ecuadorean embassy
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police on Thursday after they were invited into the Ecuadorean embassy where he has been holed up since 2012. “Julian Assange, 47, has today, Thursday 11 April, been arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) at the Embassy of Ecuador,” police said.

U.S., China agree to establish trade deal enforcement offices: Mnuchin
The United States and China have largely agreed on a mechanism to police any trade agreement they reach, including establishing new “enforcement offices,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday. Mnuchin, speaking on CNBC television, said that progress continues to be made in the talks, including a “productive” call with China’s Vice Premier Liu He on Tuesday night.

Denver weather: Almost 80 degrees yesterday, snow in store today
Springtime is delivering slingshot temperatures to Colorado, with summerlike weather on Tuesday and a blizzard in store on Wednesday.

NYC orders mandatory vaccines for community or face $1,000 fine
New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak centered in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and ordered mandatory vaccinations in the neighborhood.

Ominous green cloud towers over town as storm stirs up rare pollen haboob
A wall of pollen preceded a severe storm, and it resembled a dramatic weather phenomenon more common in the deserts of the southwestern United States.

At least six dead in ‘absolutely abnormal’ Rio flooding
Torrential rains doused Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, killing at least six people and sowing chaos in Brazil’s second largest city, which declared a state of emergency after a storm that the mayor described as “absolutely abnormal.”

Euthanasia Becoming ‘Default Way to Die’ in Belgium
Belgium has long been famous for food, like waffles and chocolate. But it’s becoming famous for death. Belgium has the most liberal euthanasia laws in the world. You can end your life here by simply telling a doctor that you have unbearable physical or mental suffering.

Nuns sexually abusing minors could become next Catholic Church scandal, experts say
t wasn’t until Rev. Cait Finnegan gave birth to a baby girl more than three decades ago that the full trauma of all she had withstood was fully unleashed.

Former Pope Benedict Writes Paper Blaming Priest Sex Abuse Scandals On 1960’s Hippie Movement, But Records Show Catholic Church Was Rotten From The Beginning
Former pope why did Benedict XVI retired under highly suspicious circumstances back in 2013, and we have heard precious little from him since then. But this week, he felt the urge to make his voice known once again with the publishing of a new encyclical aimed at trying to stop the bleeding from the ongoing Catholic priest sex abuse scandals. Benedict makes his case that it was the free love era of the hippie generation in the late 1960’s  that was responsible for the catholic priest sex scandals. But as you will see, this is very far from the truth. The free love of the 1960’s only brought an already-simmering and festering boil to the surface.

Apocalypse-fearing billionaires are shipping bunkers to New Zealand
Silicon Valley’s elite are preparing for Armageddon by buying up property in New Zealand.

New Abortion Billboard Says “Welcome to Illinois Where You Can” Kill Your Baby
An Illinois abortion facility that makes its living aborting viable, later-term unborn babies has a new billboard advertising to women in Missouri.

Bride Wanted Her Bridesmaid to Have Abortion Because She Was Having a “Child-Free” Wedding
The pressure on women to have abortions is very real and frequent, though those who claim to fight for “choice” seldom discuss it.

Muslim teacher at London Catholic school found to be unable to read or write
Apparently not referring him for the job, and not hiring him, would have been “Islamophobic.”

‘Have an abortion already!’: Argentine teachers give schoolkids pro-abortion Easter eggs
A group of teachers in Argentina distributed to children sugar-coated treats resembling Easter eggs that bore the slogan “Aborta Ya,” which is Spanish for “Have an abortion already!”

Universal health system in Britain collapsing, a harbinger for Democrats’ plan
If you’re wondering what Democrats have in mind when they tout “Medicare For All,” look no further than England. There are more reports of the U.K.’s National Health System’s collapse, this time featuring horror stories of rationing care for the elderly. Doctors are now sounding alarms bells that seniors with cataracts are going blind as they wait for surgical approval.

4.2 Million Americans Abandon The Catholic Church In Protest Of Pope Francis
In the midst of the most senior Vatican official embroiled in a child abuse scandal, Pope Francis’s popularity has taken a dramatic nosedive as millions of American reject Catholicism.

CNN’s Vinograd: Obama Separated Migrant Families ‘For Their Protection’
CNN National Security Analyst Samantha Vinograd claimed Tuesday that President Barack Obama separated migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border “for their protection” during a panel discussion in which pundits attacked President Donald Trump’s border policies.

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and the ordination of gay men — very mixed messages
News broke last week that Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) refused to ordain an openly gay student. The student, Daniel, declared himself gay late into his first year of YCT’s four-year program. Unfazed by Daniel’s coming out, YCT continued with its plans to ordain Daniel. R. Dov Linzer, president and rosh yeshiva of YCT, explained:

For The Left To Get Religion, They’ll Have To Give Up Abortion And LGBT
Should the left get religion? Yes—a revival of the religious left would be good for America. Amongwhite voters, church attendance has become a strong partisan indicator. Leftists are increasingly irreligious, and political divisions are taking on a spiritual aspect. This is bad for the church and for the state.

‘It’s Like Looking At The Gates Of Hell’, On Wednesday Astronomers Revealed The First Photo Ever Taken Of A Black Hole In Center Of Galaxy M87
Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong gravitational attraction that even light cannot escape from their grasp if it comes near enough.