Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 jolts southern Japan, no tsunami warning
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 hit off the coast of southern Japan on Friday (May 10) but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The quake struck at 8.48am local time (7.48am Singapore time), with its epicentre off the coast of Miyazaki prefecture in the southern island of Kyushu at a depth of 20km, the agency said.
‘We’re in the End Times’: Why Satan Worship Is on the Rise in Pop Culture
“We’re not talking about a one- or two-minute scene in a short program,” she says. “The entire theme of the program is about seances, black cats, magic, Wicca. We’ve got Sabrina’s Sweet 16 party with the devil, Satan, showing up at her birthday party.” But it’s not just Chilling Adventures of Sabrina that’s glorifying witchcraft and glamorizing the devil. Griffin says Satan worship has infiltrated pop culture through music and social media too. She shares example after example of top celebrities who adhere to Satanism, wear occult clothing or brand themselves with Satanic symbols. But why are we seeing this sudden spike in Satan worship? “It’s because Satan has little time left,”
US Enacts New Iranian Sanctions, Denies Oil Waivers
Exactly one year after withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the United States announced on Wednesday new sanctions on Tehran, and that it will not issue further waivers to countries over importing Iranian oil. The Trump administration said sanctions will target Iran’s aluminum, iron, copper and steel sectors. “It remains the policy of the United States to deny Iran all paths to both a nuclear weapon and intercontinental ballistic missiles, and to counter the totality of Iran’s malign influence in the Middle East,” Trump said in the order released on Wednesday.
Farrakhan talks of ‘Satanic Jews’ at Catholic church address
Denying accusations of anti-Semitism, Nation of Islam leader says he distinguishes between ‘good Jews’ and ‘Satanic Jews’. “I’m here to separate the good Jews from the Satanic Jews.” Pfleger, who introduced Farrakhan at the event, said he had received a wave of hate mail and angry phone calls over his decision to host Farrakhan, going on to call the Nation of Islam leader a “bold voice against injustice done against black people”.
Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo: Disease outbreak news, 9 May 2019
As of 7 May, a total of 1600 confirmed and probable EVD cases have been reported, of which 1069 died (case fatality of 67%). Of the total cases with recorded sex and age, 57% (907) were female and 30% (475) were children aged less than 18 years. The number of healthcare workers affected has risen to 97 (6% of total cases). 442 EVD patients who received care at Ebola Treatment Centres (ETCs) have been successfully discharged.
The FBI Has 850 Open Domestic Terrorism Investigations
“The velocity in which we are working our cases, both on the domestic terrorism side and the international terrorism side, with homegrown violent extremists, that velocity is much quicker than its ever been before,” Michael McGarrity, assistant director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, told the House Homeland Security Committee.
US has secret ‘ninja bomb’ blade-wielding missile to kill terrorists, avoid civilians
The Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have both used the missile – a modified Hellfire missile dubbed R9X – as a means to take out highly sought targets while minimizing civilian casualties, and safeguarding the missile’s secrecy, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The missile works in such precision due to its warhead that is designed not to explode, but to drive the missile through cars and buildings and straight into the target without ever injuring nearby persons or property.
FBI’s Steele Story Unravels – Claims Debunked, Leaks Suspected Before FISA Application
What makes this particularly damning is that the FBI swore on October 21, 2016 to the FISA judges that Steele’s “reporting has been corroborated and used in criminal proceedings,” and that the FBI deemed him to be “reliable” and was “unaware of any derogatory information pertaining” to the former British spy who was working for Fusion GPS – the firm paid by the DNC and the Clinton campaign to come up with dirt on Donald Trump.
Australia Allows CRISPR Editing Of Plants And Animals Without Government Approval
on April 10, the Australian government announced that it has approved the use of the CRISPR gene editing tool on plants, animals, and human cell lines under the condition that new genetic material is not created. This decision is the result of a massive review of the country’s regulation regarding gene editing technology.
Newly discovered “jumping” superbug gene threatens last-resort antibiotic
The significance of this discovery is predicated on the vital importance of the antiobotic this new gene was proven to help bacteria overcome. Colistin is regarded by the World Health Organization as a “highest priority critically important antimicrobial for human medicine,” due to its role as a last-resort antibiotic used by clinicians to treat infections caused by bacteria already resistant to other, less effective medicines.
World-first human treatment of antibiotic-resistant infection with genetically modified virus
Moving focus to the other patient’s bacterial strain, the team homed in on three potential phages. To increase their bacterial killing efficiency, two of the phages were genetically modified and then the three viruses were combined into a cocktail containing a billion phage particles per dose. The subsequent treatment was incredibly successful,…
Anti-Semitic attacks spike worldwide, killing most Jews in decades
Tel Aviv University researchers say assaults targeting Jews rose 13% in 2018, with Germany recording an unprecedented in recent years 70% increase in anti-Semitic violence; ‘Anti-Semitism has become mainstream and accepted by civil society’. “There is an increasing sense of emergency among Jews in many countries around the world,” said Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress, an umbrella group representing Jewish communities across the continent.
Dems, media in ‘full meltdown mode’ over Barr being held in contempt of Congress
Jesse Watters pointed to several members of the media and the Democratic Party he said were going into “meltdown mode” over Attorney General William Barr’s refusal to turn over the full and unredacted Mueller report to Congress.
Trump not ruling out military confrontation with Iran
Trump says he can’t rule out military confrontation with Iran given the heightened tensions between the two countries. “We have information that you don’t want to know about. They were very threatening and we have to have great security for this country and many other places,” he said, according to Reuters.
Jason Greenblatt says no peace plan leak, all speculation
The White House has denied earlier reports by Israel’s leading newspaper that the “deal of the century” has been leaked.
Supreme Court Says No to NYC’s Second Amendment–Avoidance Scheme
The Supreme Court saw through New York’s scheme. The Court denied the state’s request to delay briefing until New York resolved its rulemaking process. As a result, briefing will go forward on the first true Second Amendment case since McDonald v. Chicago.
U.S. B-52 bombers reach Middle East in message to Iran
American B-52 Stratofortress bombers sent to the Middle East over what Washington describes as threats from Iran have arrived at a U.S. base in Qatar, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said. The US military said on Tuesday that a number of B-52 bombers would be part of additional forces being sent to the Middle East to counter what the Trump administration says are “clear indications” of threats from Iran to U.S. forces there.
Police on high-alert in Jerusalem’s Old City as first Friday of Ramadan commences
Police took security measures and precautions, remaining on high alert over Friday, in and around the Old City of Jerusalem as visitors arrived and prayers commenced on Temple Mount for the first Friday of Ramadan. “Police units and Border Police have been mobilized in different parts of the Old City to allow thousands of people to make the area accessible, whilst preventing any incidents,” the Israel Police said in a media statement.
Trade war: Trump raises tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods
The US has more than doubled tariffs on $200bn (£153.7bn) worth of Chinese products, in a sharp escalation of the countries’ damaging trade war. Tariffs on affected Chinese goods have risen to 25% from 10%, and Beijing has vowed to retaliate. China says it “deeply regrets” the move and will have to take “necessary counter-measures.”
Iran nuclear deal: European powers reject ‘ultimatums’
European powers have said they remain committed to the Iran nuclear deal but that they “reject any ultimatums” from Tehran to prevent its collapse. Iran announced on Wednesday that it had suspended two commitments under the 2015 accord in response to the economic sanctions the US reimposed last year. It also threatened to step up uranium enrichment if it was not shielded from the sanctions’ effects within 60 days.
Climate change: Scientists test radical ways to fix Earth’s climate
Scientists in Cambridge plan to set up a research centre to develop new ways to repair the Earth’s climate. It will investigate radical approaches such as refreezing the Earth’s poles and removing CO2 from the atmosphere. The centre is being created because of fears that current approaches will not on their own stop dangerous and irreversible damage to the planet.
U.S. seizes North Korean ship suspected of violating U.N. sanctions
The U.S. has seized a North Korean freighter that was caught shipping coal in violation of U.N. sanctions, the Justice Department revealed Thursday. The 17,000-ton cargo ship, called the Wise Honest, was stopped in Indonesia last year after it was found to be carrying coal. The ship’s captain was charged with violating Indonesian law, and last July, the U.S. filed an action to seize the ship, according to court papers.
French kissing could be unexplored cause of throat gonorrhea
Gonorrhoea is the second most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK, but despite assumptions it can only be passed on through genital contact, new research suggests throat (oropharyngeal) gonorrhoea might be contracted through kissing alone. According to a study published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections, “deep kissing” (aka French kissing or kissing with tongues) might be a neglected route for spreading the infection…
‘Unprecedented’ 100,000 hit by European Measles outbreak spreading at ‘alarming’ rate
The World Health Organisation said the rise in cases was “unprecedented” for a preventable disease. They revealed they are rapidly ramping up their response to the outbreak, which has spread over two years, “based on the growing number of children and adults affected by and dying from the disease”. Measles is one of the leading causes of death in the world from a disease that can be cured by a vaccine.
Israel celebrates 71 years of independence
Celebrations for Israel’s 71st Independence Day began at Jerusalem’s Mt Herzl with the traditional Torch-Lighting Ceremony. IDF bands and flag bearers marched across the parade grounds forming Israel related symbols in highly choreographed fashion. The ceremony began with the Yizkor prayer recited by Shimon Baumel, brother of Zechariah Baumel whose remains were only recently repatriated to Israel 37 years after disappearing in battle in Lebanon.
First-Ever Record of 400 Years of El Ninos Shows They Really Are Getting More Brutal
The pattern of El Niño has changed dramatically in recent years, according to the first seasonal record distinguishing different types of El Niño events over the last 400 years.
Arctic outbreak breaks numerous minimum temperature records for the month of May, France
A surge of very cold Arctic air affecting much of Europe over the past 4 – 5 days broke numerous minimum temperature records for the month of May across the French Alps. On a national level, May 6, 2019 was the coldest May morning over the past 40 years.
Coca-Cola Releases Crescent Moon Logo for Ramadan
Coca-Cola is set to launch a new logo in Norway dedicated to Muslims during the holy month known as Ramadan.
Brussels Buses Suspend Service To Islamic ‘No-Go’ Station, Citing Malaria, TB Outbreak
Bus drivers will no longer service a major Brussels station, trade unions have announced, citing a reported outbreak of diseases including malaria, tuberculosis, and scabies.
Offended By What Someone Said? Now You Can Report Them To Law Enforcement
Soon free speech will be a thing of the past in paranoid America. DIGIT Lab’s “Hate Incident Reporting” app promises to turn complete strangers into secret, hate speech/bias spies.
Google Sister Company Using SPLC Data To Develop Comment Moderation Engine
Jigsaw, the Alphabet subsidiary that began as the Google Ideas think tank, has been utilizing Southern Poverty Law Center datasets in the development of their Perspective API, a comment moderation engine, documents shared with The Daily Caller indicate.
Texas A&M Says WHITE CHRISTIAN NATIONALISTS Are the Newest and Greatest Threat to America
Texas A&M groups are saying the WHITE CHRISTIAN NATIONALISTS are the newest and greatest threat to America. This certainly sets the table for end times prophecies. Please share this with every WHITE CHRISTIAN NATIONALIST that you know…
Man in ‘amazing disguise’, 100 others arrested with enough fentanyl ‘to kill everyone in Brevard County’
It was a drug bust involving the seizure of enough fentanyl to kill every person in their county. On Wednesday, police in Brevard County, Florida arrested 100 people in a massive drug bust.
Microsoft Is Entering Journalists Personal Computers In An Attempt to Censor Their Investigations
As the Independent Media focuses on the Left’s extreme censorship on social media sites, there is a new brand of censorship that is appearing which threatens to cut the legs off of all Independent Media investigations. The Common Sense Show may be the first to report this phenomenon, but very soon, I expect the following to become an everyday occurance.
UN Elects Somalia, Congo to Women’s Rights Boards
The United Nations decided it would be a good idea to elect several countries with terrible track records on women’s rights to sit on boards that promote…women’s rights.
Pennsylvania School Stops Principal from Saying ‘God Bless America’ After Pledge
A Pennsylvania school district moved to ban a school principal from saying “God bless America” after the Pledge of Allegiance when an anti-Christian group threatened to sue.