19 Apr 2019

PA leader Abbas ‘ready to meet’ Netanyahu if Russia hosts
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is ready to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a Russian-led initiative, PA Foreign Minister Riad Malki told Russia’s Sputnik news agency on Tuesday.

Brewster: Every U.S. Earthquake 1901-2000
This animation shows all recorded earthquakes from 1901 to 2000 (Video)

Saudi Arabia to Host 2020 G20 Summit
Saudi Arabia will host the 15th annual G20 Leaders’ Summit in Riyadh on November 21 and 22, 2020, reported the Saudi Press Agency Wednesday. Collectively, the G20 countries represent two-thirds of the world’s population, 85 percent of its economy and 75 percent of international trade.

Measles Scare Just Became a Little Too Real at Google
Google employees themselves may be Googling information about measles after a warning from the company and Santa Clara County. It seems a Google worker who was at company headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., on April 4 has been diagnosed with measles, reports BuzzFeed News. A company physician sent out a “note of caution” to employees—but apparently not all employees—informing them of the information and providing links to CDC facts about the highly infectious disease.

Agent behind anti-Trump dossier refuses to cooperate with DOJ
Politico reported that the Department of Justice is conducting an investigation that “will likely take direct aim” at Steele. Steele, Politico reports, is refusing to cooperate; meanwhile, more questions about his credibility have come to light. “Wow! FBI made 11 payments to Fake Dossier’s discredited author, Trump hater Christopher Steele,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. “The Witch Hunt has been a total fraud on your President and the American people! It was brought to you by Dirty Cops, Crooked Hillary and the DNC.”

Cluster of earthquakes shakes Santa Cruz Mountains
A cluster of earthquakes shook the Santa Cruz Mountains on Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The San Andreas fault runs through the region. In 1906, the fault produced a magnitude 7.9 earthquake that killed more than 3,000 people and destroyed 28,000 buildings.

IAF Used New Supersonic Missile to Beat S-300 Russian Anti-Aircraft System in Attack in Syria
It was reported on Monday that the Israeli Air Force (IAF) used the new supersonic Rampage stand-off air-to-surface missiles in an airstrike that hit Iranian military targets inside Syria last Saturday. …the factory was under the protection of an advanced Russian S-300 missile defense system. Satellite images released by ISI have showed three out of the four systems erected in Masyaf, with one launcher covered by a camouflage net.

The Ebola Outbreak In Congo Is Close To Becoming A Global Emergency
If this Ebola outbreak isn’t stopped soon, it could become a global threat. The recent spike of cases increases the threat that the deadly virus will spread to other countries and efforts must be redoubled to stop it, the WHO said last Friday after a meeting of its expert committee. On April 12, the WHO claimed that while the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is of “deep concern” the situation does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency. But don’t get too comfortable.

The Gospel of AI: Evangelicals Want Tech to Remain Good News
The document emphasizes God’s power as the author of life and humans’ special role as image-bearers. It mostly focuses on conceptual and theoretical frameworks for using AI but also explicitly decries the use of AI for sexual pleasure as well as “manipulative and coercive” data collection.

The Fake News Media Proves to be Exactly Who We Thought They Were
If you expected the denizens of our fake national news media to accept the truth of the Mueller Report after its release today and move on to focusing on real news, well, think again. If you expected fake reporters who have gotten literally everything about this entire fiasco wrong for two solid years to do a mea culpa and promise to do better going forward, well, sorry.

More than 100 killed as slow-moving storm hits Afghanistan, Pakistan and India
More than 100 people have been killed in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India over the past 2 days after a slow-moving storm hit the region, dumping heavy rain and causing severe dust storms. The death toll is expected to rise.

Legal Weed In Canada Struggles To Compete With Black Market 
“people will go to where they can get a deal.”

France: Statue of Virgin Mary Decapitated
A statue of the Virgin Mary was decapitated in a small French village yesterday, the latest in a deluge of anti-Christian attacks in France which numbered almost 900 in 2018 alone.

Facebook says it may have ‘unintentionally uploaded’ up to 1.5M users’ email contacts
Facebook admitted Wednesday that it may have “unintentionally uploaded” about 1.5 million users’ email contacts since May 2016 as the tech behemoth continues to grapple with privacy-related concerns.

Rumors Of War: Washington Is Looking For A Fight
“Having served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and in the CIA for the second half of the Cold War… It is depressing to observe how the USA has become the evil empire…”

EXCLUSIVE: Google Leftists Panic About Leaks, Threaten Employment of Colleagues
Left-wing employees at Google are threatening the employment of their colleagues amid a panic about frequent leaks revealing political bias in the company’s products and working atmosphere

Less than half of British Christians believe Jesus died on the cross for their sins
Only 46 per cent of British Christians believe Jesus died on the cross to save them from their sins, a new poll has found. The survey of 2,042 British adults was carried out by ComRes on behalf of the BBC and asked participants, ‘To what extent, if at all, do you agree or disagree that Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected at Easter so that you can be forgiven for your sins?’

The ‘God factor’ – 2020 Democratic hopefuls are talking about religion
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is openly courting religious voters on the left and encouraging his opponents to do the same.

Arab Spring Again? Christians in Sudan and Algeria Cheer Regime Changes
One of the early iconic martyrs of Sudan’s recent protests was inspired by Christian oppression.

RussiaGate Is Dead! Long Live Russiagate!
In the longue durée of American elections, the question is what discourse will dominate the next campaign – social justice and a rational foreign policy or more aggressive polemics about Russia aimed at a steady pathway to nuclear war?