17 Jun 2019

‘China imports over 80% of Omani crude’
The Chinese ambassador added: “We are not talking about normal relations, not just oil-dependent relations. We are talking about a strategic partnership. The agreement between His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and Chinese President Xi Jinping last year to upgrade relations between the two countries to strategic partnership means that such close ties will not be affected by any other events.”

War on the Way? Saudi Prince Blames Iran for Tanker Attacks
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman warned Saturday that Saudi Arabia “will not hesitate to deal with any threat,” after accusing Iran of responsibility for attacks on two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, amid growing tensions between Iran and the United States.

For First Time Since the Days of King Ahab: Israel and Lebanon to Open Maritime Border Talks
Israel and Lebanon are readying to open maritime border talks in July, a move which may open up the trade necessary to build the Third Temple. Israel’s Channel 13 news station cited senior Israeli officials who said the two sides have made significant progress with regard to direct talks. The goal of the negotiations is to demarcate the maritime border between the two states. The initial round of direct negotiations is expected to kick off in July.

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine mandates
Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed the measure minutes after the final vote. The law takes effect immediately but will give unvaccinated students up to 30 days after they enter a school to show they’ve had the first dose of each required immunization. The issue is hotly contested and debate around it has often been emotional, pitting cries that religious freedom is being curtailed against warnings that public health is being endangered.

Human-pig hybrids for organ transplants could develop into monsters with ‘OUR brains’
It was revealed today that in a futuristic Dr Frankenstein-like experiment, scientisist in the US have injected human stem cells into pig embryos to produce human-pig embryos known as chimeras. There are fears that mixing pig and human genes in this way coud see the animals develop looking like animals but with human brains or boosted intelligence. The research is so controversial that last year, the main US medical research agency, the National Institutes of Health, imposed a moratorium on funding such experiments. In Greek mythology, chimeras were fire-breathing monsters composed of several animals – part lion, goat and snake. Other teams in the United States have created human-pig chimeric embryos but none has allowed the foetuses to be born, because of the fears of the hybrid creation.

Evolution Or Extinction: Where Will The Gene Editing Revolution Take Us
… gene modification tools like CRISPR-Cas9 allow genetic material to be inserted, deleted, modified, or replaced, giving humans the ability to change DNA with precision. Understandably, the emerging capability is generating a lot of excitement in the scientific and healthcare community as it can be effectively used not only for prevention and treatment of many human diseases, enhance intelligence, and more, but it also can potentially create new biological species and fundamentally disrupt the human evolutionary process. …there are also some reports emerging of efforts towards de-extinction to bring back extinct animals. That brings us to an important question: should we experiment with de-extinction?

DOJ reports investigation of ‘Deep State’ ‘multifaceted’
The probe by Attorney General William Barr into what triggered the “Russia collusion” probe, in which President Trump’s critics claimed he colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, is going to have results that are “broad” and “multifaceted.” That word comes from Stephen E. Boyd, a Department of Justice official who provided a summary of the investigation, so far, in a letter to House Judiciary Committee chief Jerry Nadler. The DOJ is looking into the “deep state” actions that were brought again the Trump campaign.

The Army’s ‘Big Six’: America Plan to Wipe Out Russia or China In a War
in 2017 the Army formed eight cross-functional teams led by brigadier generals to rapidly cost-efficiently develop a new generation of hardware. These far-reaching modernization initiatives are collectively called the “the Big Six.”

Iran announces it will reach allowed enriched uranium limits in 10 days
Iran announced that it will reach allowed enriched-uranium levels within ten days, the country’s nuclear Spokesperson announced on Monday. Iran is expected to announce further steps to reduce its compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal after halting aspects of its compliance in May. A year after the US started a maximum pressure campaign against the Islamic republic and pulled out of the deal, saying that holes in the agreement meant it was not viable…

Argentina and Uruguay reel after massive power outage
Power has been restored to much of Argentina and Uruguay after a massive electrical failure left tens of millions of people in the dark. Argentine President Mauricio Macri has promised a full investigation. Argentine media said the power cut occurred shortly after 07:00 (10:00GMT) on Sunday, causing trains to be halted and failures with traffic signalling.

Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom will not hesitate to confront Iranian threats to its security. He joined the U.S. in accusing its bitter rival Iran of being behind the attacks on two oil tankers traveling near the Strait of Hormuz, a vital trade route for Arabian energy exports.

Hamas: New phase of understandings with Israel underway
Hamas, the terrorist organization that controls the Gaza Strip, on Monday confirmed the delivery of millions of dollars in Qatari aid, and said that the implementation of an advanced and broader stage of the understandings with Israel was now underway. According to Hamas, these understandings include improvements to the water and electricity supplies, relaxed rules on imports and exports to Gaza, and the expansion of industrial projects.

Qatari envoy delivers millions in aid to Gaza
A Qatari delegation entered the Gaza Strip on Sunday night to deliver $15 million in relief funds for Palestinians residing in the coastal enclave, according to several reports. Another $10 million was transferred to Israel to fund the purchase of fuel for Gaza’s power plant. Palestinian media reported that Khaled Al-Khardan, deputy to envoy Mohammed Al-Emadi, headed the delegation as Al-Emadi was delayed in Israel in order to continue talks with Israeli authorities.

Gaza balloon terrorism continues despite ceasefire efforts
The incendiary balloon terrorism from the Gaza Strip shows no signs of slowing down despite the Qatari aid being transferred to the enclave, with dozens of fires being started in the nearby Israeli communities over the weekend. Qatari envoy to Gaza Muhammad al-Emadi was to enter the Hamas-controlled enclave sometime on Sunday to deliver $25 million in aid to the officials in the Strip, said Palestinian sources.

More millennials dying by drugs, alcohol, and suicide
“Deaths of despair” are increasing among young Americans. These deaths — related to drugs, alcohol, or suicide — claimed the lives of 36,000 American millennials in 2017 alone. Drug overdoses are the most common cause of death.

Heavy toll for French farms and vineyards after brutal hailstorm
Farmers in southeast France counted the costs from lost harvests on Sunday after a fierce storm battered the region with hail the size of ping-pong balls, decimating orchards and vineyards just as the summer season was kicking into high gear.

Biblical plague of locusts is swarming over Italian farmlands. Could it happen in the US?
The Italian island of Sardinia is dealing with its worst swarm of locusts in 70 years as the insects destroy crops, infest houses and devastate animal grazing pastures covering 6,200 acres, according to Reuters.

Newly elected California lawmaker sparks criticism for appearing to invite only Christians to town hall
A recently elected California lawmaker is being criticized for appearing to  invite only Christians to a town hall meeting held earlier this week, just days after being sworn in.

Russia Expert’s 2017 Prophecy About The Nuclear Threat Of Russiagate Is Coming True
“New laws, enacted by Congress last year, allow ‘clandestine military activity’ in cyberspace without the president’s approval… protecting American interests… by keeping the sitting president out of the loop.What a (scary) time to be alive.”

The Bible Keeps Happening All Around Us!
Way back in 1975, I happened to tune in to a..Catholic radio program..where the priest/host was interviewing a representative from a very well known cash register company….But during that radio program in ‘75, neither the priest nor his guest realized that impromptu radio seminar described perfectly the preparations for what I now completely believe initiated the roots of what the Apostle John—nearly two thousand years earlier—identified as ‘the Mark of the Beast’.

VIRAL: Bernie Sanders Says Christianity Is An Insult To Muslims
Bernie Sanders has quite recently demonstrated unequivocally how one-sided he genuinely is against Christians. He demonstrated that by and by as of late when he damaged a Constitutional command that you are not permitted to apply a religious test when running for office.

Visualizing The Father-Absence Crisis In America
There is a father absence crisis in America. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 19.7 million children, more than 1 in 4, live without a father in the home. Consequently, there is a father factor in nearly all social ills facing America today…