3 Jul 2019

‘It just really ethically scares me’: Caution urged as scientists look to create human-monkey chimeras
Some Alzheimer’s researchers are proposing the creation of human-monkey chimeras — part-human beings with entire portions of the brain entirely human derived. Alzheimer’s research relies heavily on rodents. Munoz is trying to develop a monkey model of Alzheimer’s, because one of the biggest reasons for the staggering string of flops in the search for an effective treatment for the brain-ravaging disease is the species gap. The rat brain is a long way away from the human brain. Not so much a monkey’s.

Urgent consultations in Washington, Moscow on reported US-Russian submarines in firefight
First reports reaching DEBKAfile’s military sources say that a US submarine intercepted a Russian nuclear sub in American waters opposite Alaska. The Russian sub escorting the nuclear submarine responded with a Balkan 2000 torpedo and scuttled the US vessel. Urgent consultations in both the White House and the Kremlin were taking place on Tuesday night. US Vice President Mike Pence called off an appearance in New Hampshire after being recalled to Washington for a conference called by President Donald Trump without explanation.

Iran’s Navy Has a Big Problem: A Track Record of Getting Crushed in Battle
If war breaks out, American forces could target Iran’s small navy as well as the vessels belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps militia. The battle could be brief. Iran’s fleet has a long history of waging losing fights with the United States and other Western powers.

Presbyterians Descend Into Depravity With Drag Service, First Non-Binary Pastor
Just when you think it can’t get any worse in the church, it does. With Gay pride flags covering the hall and rainbow candles on the church stage, Cincinnati’s Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church greeted its visitors this past Sunday with Drag Queen “Sparke Leigh”, complete in purple dress, makeup, high heels and a glitter beard. Following the song “God Welcomes All” by the church choir, Sparke Leigh walked up on stage and, rather than reading from the Bible, read the book Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag to the audience.

Recently Discovered Ancient Factory for Blue Dye Techelet: “Fulfillment of Prophecy in Zechariah”
Techelet is a blue dye highly prized by ancient Mediterranean civilizations and mentioned 49 times in the Hebrew Bible. It was used in the clothing of the High Priest, the tapestries in the Tabernacle, and in tzitzit (ritual fringes worn by Jewish men). The practice of dying one thread in the tzitzit was discontinued after the destruction of the Temple and the knowledge of how to produce the dye was lost however according to some opinions, the dye was made from the murex snail. Rabbi Tuly Weisz, the head of Israel365, believes this recent archaeological discovery has powerful implications for the Redemption.

Former IRGC commander: We should have accepted U.S. call to negotiate
“It would have been better to have negotiated when [US President Donald] Trump announced he would leave JCPOA, and tried to prevent it, or when Trump said he would negotiate without preconditions,” said Hossein Alaee, the former IRGC commander. “We should have responded, saying that we will negotiate but based on our own agenda. Alaee added that “we cannot leave aside negotiations, whether at the apex of power or in a position of weakness.”

Total solar eclipse casts a shadow on South America
During the total solar eclipse, the moon’s shadow darkened parts of the South Pacific, Chile and Argentina.

Navy SEAL found not guilty in death of Islamic State fighter
The jury found Gallagher not guilty of premeditated murder, willfully discharging a firearm to endanger human life, retaliation against members of his platoon for reporting his alleged actions and attempted murder of two noncombatants in other incidents the same year. He was found guilty for posing for a photo with a human casualty — a violation of the Army’s code of conduct — and faces a maximum sentence of four months in prison, although he has already served six months.

New Vatican constitution to centralize power in state secretariat
Focus on the forthcoming changes has largely fixed on the perception that a reformed and enlarged Dicastery for Evangelization will be “ranked above” the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with the change said to imply a shift in priorities for the universal Church. In fact, a recent draft of Praedicate Evangelium obtained by CNA proposes a far more significant change in the governing structure of the Church, one which represents a consolidation of power in Rome unprecedented in the modern era.

Trump: By Not Striking Iran Over Drone, ‘We’re in a Position to Do Far Worse’
Trump said that by not striking Iran in retaliation for downing the drone, “I built up a lot of great capital,” which means that “if something should happen, we’re in a position to do far worse by not doing it. But, hopefully, we don’t have to do anything.”

Military Tanks Arrive In DC For Trump’s Fourth of July Party
President Trump confirmed the military vehicles would be present at the celebration on Thursday. “I’m going to be here, and I’m going to say a few words, and we’re going to have planes going overhead, the best fighter jets in the world and other planes too and we’re gonna have some tanks stationed outside,” Trump said.

Barbara now a major hurricane on NASA satellite imagery
NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) noted that Barbara intensified early during the morning of July 2 and could strengthen a little more. Fortunately, Barbara is over 1,000 miles west of the southern tip of Baja California, and there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

China conducts massive land, sea and air military drill amid Hong Kong protests
The massive land, sea and air forces conducted the live ammunition military exercise as thousands of protestors continue to challenge the city’s Beijing-backed government. Images and video footage of the demonstration included search and rescue drills in waters, marching formations, close quarter combat and live fire exercise with assault rifles and machine guns. The military exercise reportedly took place last Wednesday.

Lindsey Graham to unveil plan for Iranian nuclear power
A leading US Senator, Republican Lindsey Graham, plans to unveil an alternative to the Iranian nuclear deal that would allow for Tehran to have nuclear power plans but without the ability to enrich uranium. The nuclear power plan without fuel would also be include Arab states in the region…“When you don’t make your own fuel, your can’t make a bomb. It is possible to have nuclear power without enriching and reprocessing,” Graham told reporters…

Rouhani: Iran will increase uranium enrichment to whatever levels needed
Iran will increase its level of uranium enrichment after July 7 to whatever levels it needs beyond the 3.67% cap set in the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, according to the IRIB news agency. If the remaining signatories of the nuclear deal with world powers do not fulfill their promises, then the Arak nuclear reactor will return to its previous activities after July 7, Rouhani said.

Hamas tests rockets, launches several towards the sea
A rocket alarm was heard in the Gaza border communities area on Wednesday morning was eventually declared a false alarm by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, while several rockets were reported to have been fired towards the sea, according to media reports. Although no rocket was launched towards Israeli territory, it was revealed that shortly before the alarm was heard, Hamas tested several rockets by launching them towards the sea north of Gaza…

Libya migrants: Attack kills dozens at detention centre
An attack has killed up to 40 migrants at a detention centre on the outskirts of the Libyan capital Tripoli, government officials say. Some 80 people were injured at the centre, which the UN-backed government says was hit by an air strike. Anti-government forces led by warlord Gen Khalifa Haftar have accused government forces of bombarding it.

US criticises Chinese ‘missile launches’ in South China Sea
The US has accused China of conducting missile launches in the South China Sea, describing Beijing’s actions as “meant to intimidate”. US media first reported the launches citing unnamed Pentagon officials. Beijing had announced military drills but did not confirm the allegations that it launched missiles in the disputed waters.

Caution urged as scientists look to create human-monkey chimeras
The monkeys in Douglas Munoz’s Kingston lab look like other monkeys. They socialize and move around and eat and drink in the same way. They don’t fall over or stagger around. In fact, the only thing separating the macaques from their unaltered lab mates is the elevated level of a specific human protein implanted inside their brains — proteins that accumulate in the brains of humans with Alzheimer’s disease.

Despite Turkey’s assurances, U.S. still eyes sanctions, F-35 exit
The Trump administration still plans to impose sanctions on Turkey and remove it from a critical fighter jet program if the NATO ally acquires Russian air defenses, U.S. officials told Reuters, despite the Turkish president’s assurances to the contrary. After meeting U.S. President Donald Trump…Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara would be spared damaging U.S. sanctions once Russia’s S-400 air defense system starts arriving in Turkey…

Days of Lot: New Survey Finds That Evangelical Christian Support for Gay Marriage Has More Than Doubled
A new survey just released by the Pew Research Center has found that support for gay marriage in the United States is at an all-time record high. According to the survey, 62 percent of all Americans are now in favor of allowing gays and lesbians to get married, and only 32 percent are opposed.

Local News: A new water mark: Flood of 2019 likely to ‘easily’ set a record for duration
Barring an unlikely rapid fall in the next two weeks, it appears the Mississippi River will set a record later this month for consecutive days above flood stage at Cape Girardeau.

Record rains hit Japan, 1.2 million under evacuation advisory
Evacuation advisories were issued to 1.2 million people on July 1, 2019, as heavy rains caused by seasonal rain front hit Kyushu region in Southwest Japan and other areas, killing one person.

Newly formed tropical depression to bring flooding, mudslides to China and Vietnam this week
A new tropical depression formed in the South China Sea on Monday and will bring days of heavy rainfall to parts of China and Vietnam this week.

Barbara explodes from a tropical storm to major Category 4 hurricane in 24 hours
Soon after becoming the Eastern Pacific’s first major hurricane (Category 3 or higher), Barbara reached Category 4 status on Tuesday and is forecast to become a Category 5 with maximum sustained winds of at least 157 mph.

Albania’s President Accuses Soros of ‘Conspiracy’ to Destabilise Country
The president of Albania has accused globalist George Soros of being involved in a ‘conspiracy’ to destabilize his country following the municipal elections that took place on Sunday.

PURE WICKEDNESS: Drag Queen Story Hour Is Now Encouraging Children To Lay On The Floor With Men In Dresses After Storytime Is Over
The LGBTQ+P for Pedophile Movement is nothing if not smart, clever and calculating. So smart in fact that they are succeeding despite the lukewarm protests Drag Queen Story Hour has received.

Mexico Confirms Illegal Immigrants Trying to Buy Children to Cross Border
Mexico has confirmed that illegal immigrants are attempting to buy children from vulnerable mothers to use as a tool to help them cross the border into the United States.

George Soros and Charles Koch Have Teamed Up to Form a Think Tank
Progressive billionaire George Soros and right-leaning billionaire Charles Koch have formed an unusual alliance to advocate for pacifist foreign policy, teaming up to create an anti-war think tank known as The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.

Organ harvesting from euthanized humans begins in CANADA, with full support from medical authorities
 It would appear as though Communist China’s illicit organ harvesting racket has finally creeped its way into North America, as new reports indicate that euthanasia patients in Canada are now having their vital organs collected while they’re still alive, and “voluntarily” donated for profit after their deaths.