Southeastern US to endure lengthy streak with highs nearing 100, challenging records from a century ago
Temperatures approaching the century mark amid the hottest weather yet this year will challenge records in many places that date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s Friday into at least Memorial Day. Temperatures are forecast to approach the century mark as areas from Alabama and Tennessee to Georgia, northern and central Florida, the Carolinas and parts of Virginia endure their hottest weather yet this season.
VOA Fires Two More Reporters for Chinese Dissident Interview
Voice of America radio has fired two more reporters for their role in a broadcast interview with a dissident Chinese billionaire amid charges radio executives caved to Chinese government pressure in canceling the broadcast midstream. Fred Wang and Robert Li, veteran VOA reporters with the Chinese language branch, were notified May 15 by the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), the entity in charge of VOA, that they were terminated as a result of the 2017 interview with Guo Wengui. Guo is an exiled Chinese billionaire living in New York who has been targeted by Beijing through cyberattacks and influence and propaganda campaigns aimed at discrediting his anti-Chinese Communist Party activities. Pressure from Beijing forced Twitter, Facebook, and Google to block his access to social media.
Washington State Lawmakers Just Approved Human Corpse Composting
Dust to dust” just became a much more literal proposition in Washington state, where the legislature approved human composting on May 21. Bill 5001, “concerning human remains,” is now on the governor’s desk, awaiting a signature after passage in the house and senate. This makes Washington the first US state legislature to approve human composting as an alternative “burial” option…
Tornadoes kill three, hit U.S. Plains state capital
Tornadoes killed at least three people in southwest Missouri and slammed into the state capital just before midnight on Wednesday, with rescue workers in Jefferson City searching into the morning for the injured, officials said. The NWS reported that a “massive” twister also hit the southeastern part of Jefferson City, damaging buildings, toppling trees and power lines and tossing around parked cars.
UNRWA runs on fumes and Band-Aids, can’t be fixed, Greenblatt warns UNSC
“UNRWA is currently running on fumes,” charged US special envoy Jason Greenblatt on Wednesday, at a special appearance at the UN Security Council, “surviving on a surge in foreign donations in 2018 that is unlikely to be sustained this year, or in the future.” Greenblatt spoke after a briefing by UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krähenbühl, who warned that his organization, which services more than five million Palestinian refugees and their descendants, was in danger of running out of humanitarian funds by mid-June.
Arab states pressuring Palestinians to attend Bahrain workshop
Some Arab states have begun exerting pressure on the Palestinians to agree to participate in next month’s workshop in Bahrain, where the US administration is planning to unveil the economic portion of its long-awaited plan for peace in the Middle East. “Some Arab countries are unhappy that we immediately rejected the idea of the workshop,” a senior Palestinian Authority official in Ramallah told The Jerusalem Post. “They are now asking us to stop attacking the workshop and not to oppose the participation of Palestinian businessmen.”
Jordanians call for a third intifada to thwart ‘Deal of the Century’
Jordanian thought leaders are calling for a third Palestinian intifada against Israel in order to thwart the “Deal of the Century,” according to a report published this week by Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). The United States is scheduled to reveal the first part of its peace plan at an economic conference in Bahrain in late June.
Dozens of communities severely damaged in massive heat-wave induced fires
Dozens of houses burned to the ground and at least 3,500 people were evacuated from their homes on Thursday, after more than 20 fires raged across the state. Injuries were minimal, however, with just several people lightly injured or treated for smoke inhalation. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan cautioned Israelis Thursday night that “there is a good chance that tomorrow is going to be worse than today.
Theresa May to resign as prime minister
Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister. In an emotional statement in Downing St, she said she had “done my best” to honour the 2016 EU referendum result. It would remain a matter of “deep regret” that she had been unable to deliver Brexit, she added.
Majority in Brazil’s top court to make homophobia and transphobia crimes
A majority in Brazil’s Supreme Court has voted in favour of making homophobia and transphobia crimes. Six out of 11 judges voted to consider discrimination against gays and transgender people equivalent to racism. The decision will give the community, which suffers constant attacks, real protection, activists say.
NASA’s first-of-kind tests look to manage drones in cities
NASA has launched the final stage of a four-year effort to develop a national traffic management system for drones, testing them in cities for the first time beyond the operator’s line of sight… Multiple drones took to the air at the same time above downtown Reno this week in a series of simulations testing emerging technology that someday will be used to manage hundreds of thousands of small unmanned commercial aircraft…
UN agency aiding Palestinians rejects US bid to strip it of mandate
The head of the United Nations agency that has supported Palestinian refugees for seven decades hit back on Thursday at a U.S. proposal to have host countries take over the services it provides across the Middle East. The suggestion, from U.S. Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt at a U.N. Security Council meeting on Wednesday, that UNRWA should be effectively dismantled was the latest U.S. attack on an agency that began operations in 1950.
Northern Alberta wildfire ranked at highest danger level, conditions expected to worsen
Town of High Level, Alta., has been successfully evacuated, Alberta premier says
Three Killed in Missouri Tornadoes; Rising Waters Force Entire Oklahoma Town to Evacuate
The Missouri capital of Jefferson City took a direct hit from a violent tornado that produced extensive damage just before midnight Wednesday night. The tornado was part of a multi-day severe weather outbreak in the Plains and Midwest that has killed seven people, caused extensive flooding, damaged buildings and closed highways.
Tornado in Jefferson City, Mo., may have caused ‘catastrophic damage’: reports
Jefferson City, the capital city of Missouri, has taken a direct hit from a tornado and suffered possibly “catastrophic” damage, according to reports.
Televangelist Fraud Kenneth Copeland Is So Surprised By Inside Edition Reporter That He Winds Up Telling The Truth And Exposing Himself
This video starts at a fairly high level of uncomfortability, and as it proceeds, flies right off the charts like an exploding thermometer from those old cartoons. Kenneth Copeland receives a surprise visit from Lisa Guerrero of Inside Edition, asking him questions about his lavish lifestyle and previous comments he has made about his followers being ‘demons’. Copeland by turns stutters before lapsing into silence, lashes out in a frenzied rage, and concludes with some very hard to watch hand kissing combined with some rather creepy comments that were intended to be compliments. You’re watching Kenneth ‘Crazy Eyes‘ Copeland at his finest, showing us the demon that he truly is.
Los Angeles Implements Travel Ban to Alabama Over New Abortion Law
In response to Alabama’s strict new abortion law, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted this week to institute a one-year travel ban to the Yellowhammer state for county business.
Mississippi Floodway May Be Opened, Unleashing 17 Million Liters Of Water Per Second
One of the major barriers that keeps the Mississippi River on its course could be opened for only the third time in its history. The opening would be the result of rising river levels and could also flood parts of Louisiana, which would affect businesses in the region, according to Bloomberg.
First Batch of Declassification to Include ‘Bucket 5’ – FBI Docs Exonerating Papadopoulos and Carter Page
It’s happening! President Trump on Thursday evening announced that at the recommendation of Attorney General Bill Barr, he has directed the Intel Community to quickly and fully cooperate with Barr’s investigation into surveillance activities.
Madonna At Eurovision In Israel Performs As Antichrist Mocking The Sacrifice Of Jesus Christ At Calvary Sending An End Times Message Of Warning To The Jews And Palestinians
Watching Madonna perform at Eurovision 2019 from a biblical perspective was truly staggering, she invoked so much prophetical scripture that it was breathtaking. Here was the aging popstar, performing for the whole world on stage in Israel, with a ‘message’ for the Jews and the Palestinians. What was that message?
Ocasio-Cortez: Christian & Muslim Prayers ‘Go to the Same Place’
Radical Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said that Christian and Muslim prayers “all go to the same place” during her speech at the first-ever congressional iftar this week, according to reports.
No, People Shouldn’t Commission A Child Using Their Dead Son’s Sperm
Posthumous sperm collection has been going on in the United States since the 1970s. Its authorized procurement and use has been determined on a case-by-case basis.
A Government Environmentalist Experiment in Brainwashing Parents Through Children in North Carolina
That’s the hashtag for it in Germany, where they know a bit about mass hysteria and brainwashing. It shows up every time students are manipulated into another school strike for the “environment”.
The Pentagon On Thursday Will Ask White House To Authorize 10,000 More Troops To Be Sent To The Middle East To Counter Threats From Iran
In just a few hours, Pentagon officials will be at the White House presenting plans to send a minimum of 10,000 US troops to the Middle East to counter what has been an ongoing series of provocations from the terror-sponsoring nation state of Iran. Over the past two weeks, President Trump has authorized a large-size armada of firepower be dispatched to the region. As we have told you before, it is very unlikely the president would be ramping up this much just to rattle a few sabres.
Planned Parenthood Launches ‘No Judgment’ AI Sexual Health Chatbot Named Roo Aimed At Children To Indoctrinate Them Towards Abortion And Gender Confusion
Planned Parenthood’s perversions and new tactics to target children seem to never end. I’m certain that the new laws in Alabama have enraged the abortion giant. So, the powers that be decided to target young children with smutty, inappropriate sexual advice, using an AI phone app called “Roo.”
The top 12 ways Israel is feeding the world
Food security is a critical concern as the global population expands and natural resources dwindle. Smart solutions for more efficient farming, hardier crops, alternative sources of nutrition, and safer food packaging and storage are essential. No other single country – certainly not one as young and as tiny as Israel – has contributed more breakthroughs to this area than Israel.