Look and See; Hear and LISTEN
In southwest Minnesota, thousands of acres of corn and soybeans have been destroyed by a hailstorm that moved through. And, in some cases it’s too late in the season for farmers to replant.
In California, which experienced a triple-digit heatwave in June, tens of thousands of mussels fried in their shells along the shores. Jackie Sones, research coordinator at Bodega Marine Reserve, says she’s seen small patches of mussels die off due to heat, but never something this extensive.
In West Virginia, residents in at least two towns were asked to evacuate on July 4th after the National Weather Service warned them an “unstable” dam could collapse and threaten a region still recovering from a devastating storm last week.
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.
Alaska is sweltering under a heatwave. Temperatures reached 90F (32C) in Anchorage on Thursday, shattering the city’s previous record of 85 F. Several other places in southern Alaska also set all-time or daily records.
The European heat wave shattered June records in 8 nations with France setting a new all-time record high for any month. Grapes were scorched on the vine in French villages.
Last month was the hottest June ever recorded, the European satellite agency announced
Guadalajara, Mexico, was struck by a freak hail storm last Sunday, burying vehicles and trapping residents in ice pellets up to two meters (6.5 ft) deep. There is no record of anything this heavy.
In Russia, the death toll has climbed to 21 with 14 people missing in floods described as the worst Irkutsk has ever seen. 750 people were injured. The region’s main waterway, Angara River, and Lake Baikal, world’s deepest lake, burst their banks after heavy rains. Over 50 villages became inaccessible. At least 15 bridges were destroyed and almost 10 000 people lost their homes.
In Japan, torrential rain, flooding and landslides caused authorities to issue evacuation orders on Wednesday for over one million people on the island of Kyushu. The rains started last Friday and have continued. Over 35 inches of rain has fallen. Two people have died.
The middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, China’s longest river, is likely to see flooding as a new round of sustained strong rainfall is forecast to lash the region from Sunday to next Wednesday.
Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and Tropical Storms
In China, at least six people were killed and 190 others were injured after a ferocious tornado tore through the city of Kaiyuan on Wednesday.
Despite weakening to a tropical depression, Mun continued to bring rounds of heavy rainfall to parts of China and Vietnam through Friday, including flooding and mudslides.
Tropical storm Barbara with 70-mph winds on July 1 rapidly intensified into a Category 4 storm with 130-mph winds just 18.5 hours later, with peak intensity of 155 mph, just short of a Category 5. Hurricane Barbara weakened into a tropical storm in the Pacific far east of Hawaii on Friday.
Earthquakes 6.0 and above
On July 1, a 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Vanuatu that awakened residents.
On July 4th, a 6.2 earthquake struck off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. (On Friday, three quakes classified as aftershocks between 4.5 and 5.6 struck within minutes of each other).
On Thursday morning, July 4th, a 6.4 earthquake rattled Southern California with the epicenter in the Mojave Desert town of Ridgecrest. It shook communities from Las Vegas to Long Beach, ending a quiet period in the state’s seismic history. It was the largest quake to hit SoCal in two decades and was felt as far away as Las Vegas and Mexico. The quake tipped buildings off their foundations and left residents on edge but didn’t cause any fatalities or major injuries.
On July 6, hours before dawn, a 7.1 earthquake hit southern California in the same location. Widespread damage and some injuries were reported. It was 5 times bigger and 11 times stronger than the one that hit the Ridgecrest region on July 4th. Southern California has seen an average of aftershocks every 30 seconds to a minute since Friday’s quake. Three 5.0 magnitude or greater struck within the first hour after the 7.1. The shaking was also felt as far away as Las Vegas and Mexico. Seismologists say there’s a chance of another large quake next week.
A volcano erupted on the Italian island of Stromboli, killing one person, injuring several, and sending tourists jumping into the sea. It’s an active volcano, but the two explosions on Wednesday were particularly powerful.
The Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park is approaching a record number of eruptions. We’re just over halfway through 2019 and the Steamboat Geyser has already erupted 25 times. That puts it on track to surpass last year’s record of 32 eruptions – the largest number ever recorded in a year.
In Florida, at least 20 people were hospitalized Saturday, including two in critical condition, after a gas explosion shattered parts of a shopping mall in the South Florida city of Plantation. It’s amazing the situation wasn’t even worse since it looks like the whole building exploded.
14 Russian sailors were killed in a submarine fire. There were some survivors, but Russia is remaining tight-lipped about the incident. There are theories as to what they were up to, with some wondering if they were attempting to cut internet cables.
On July 4th in Tempe, Arizona, five police officers drinking coffee in a Starbucks were asked to move out of sight of a customer or else leave because the customer said their presence made them feel unsafe. Rob Ferraro, president of the police union, said such treatment of police officers seems to be happening more often these days.
In a sign of the insane times in which we live, a family had to delete all social media accounts for their little girl’s hilarious Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez impersonations (87,000 followers) after receiving death threats and being doxed (name/address given out for malicious intent).
On July 4th in downtown Philadelphia, video showed dozens of teens running through the streets, but things began to get violent when a group of 60 teens descended on Walgreens. When violence broke out around 10 p.m., authorities advised businesses and residents to lock their doors. Once the mob of got to Walgreens, at least one teen hit a Walgreens clerk in the head with a glass bottle when he tried to intervene. The teens looted the store and did thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. There have been no arrests as of today.
On July 4th in downtown, Memphis, despite the presence of 100 police officers, there were a number of incidents involving teen violence. A large group of teens gathered before fireworks started, and one was exploding fireworks into a crowd of people. When a woman and her boyfriend approached to ask him to stop, he attacked them, followed by the others. From Todd Starnes: My hometown is dangerous, folks. This is what happens when the mayor and city council turn a blind eye to violence. This is what happens when parents raise predators instead of law-abiding citizens.”
In Portand, Oregon, last weekend, a HimToo rally to defend men from false sexual-misconduct allegations was also attended by Antifa. Journalist Andy Ngo was beaten by Antifa members and doused with milkshakes that some claim may have been laced with quick-drying cement. Two other men, John Blum and Adam Kelly, were severely beaten, receiving gashes to their skulls. Antifa also went after a man in a sundress, and Andy Ngo is gay and the child of refugees – so, how can Antifa, brownshirt reps of the Democrat Party, claim to be against racism and what they call Nazis, yet they do what the Nazis would do. The left has their version of the story, of course.
Mexico is experiencing its worst ever murder rate with 94 killings each day due to violence between cartels. The number of homicides has rocketed over the past four years with over 3,000 people slaughtered in June alone, and 17,065 in the first six months of this year.
No Value for Human Life
President Trump’s pro-life administration has prohibited government labs from trafficking in aborted baby parts. The NIH spent $115 million on fetal experimentation last year; taxpayer dollars at work. The U.S. Dept of Justice should hold accountable to the law those who traffic in baby body parts. Dr. Jörg C. Gerlach, “experimental surgeon” at the taxpayer-funded University of Pittsburgh, developed a grotesque technique to harvest livers from intact babies delivered alive at 18 to 22 weeks.” So how did they kill the babies? Wait for them to die? Let them suffocate them in bags for shipping? Remove the livers while they were alive?
Mankind Playing gods
In a letter written by Julian Hitchcock of the U.K. government’s Synthetic Biology Leadership Council, published in Nature, the most prestigious science journal in the world — he says, “Legislatures need to advance research on editing (genetically engineering) human embryos. The UK’s 14-day limit should be extended to permit studies of later-stage human embryos.” So just how far is this going to go? “Later stage” human embryos are six-to-eight weeks along. Once Pandora’s box has been opened…
Scientists want to create human-monkey chimeras with part of a human brain. They’re already injecting chemicals that cause Alzheimer’s in these poor creatures. “The search for a better animal model to stimulate human disease has been a ‘holy grail’ of biomedical research for decades,” they wrote in Chimera Research: Ethics and Protocols.
Crossing into the central nervous system, with any species, is crossing the line. Some scientists aren’t waiting for the ethics to be worked out, though. Chinese researchers have already inserted a human brain gene into monkey embryos. The experiment provoked revulsion, and fascination. Ethicists and philosophers condemned it as hugely morally risky, while the scientists behind the work are said to be keen on implanting even more human genes into monkey embryos, including one presumed to play a role in human intelligence.
At Oak Ridge National Laboratory in eastern Tennessee, physicist Leah Broussard is trying to open a portal to a parallel universe.
Last Days of Lot Returned
President Trump is eliminating the problematic transgender rule that Obama implemented which allowed people to enter battered women and girls shelters according to the gender they identified with rather than their biological gender. This rule had put women and girls at risk of being sexually assaulted by male predators claiming to be female.
In Portland Oregon, public library “Drag Queen Story Time” has evolved beyond drag queens reading pro-gay and pro-transgender books to kids to permitting children to frolic on the floor with and lie on top of a man dressed as a woman. There’s a link to the abominable photos in the article.
Teen Vogue magazine and website are liberal, extremely graphic and deceptive with their articles regarding mature content. TeenVogue has published: “Abortion Can Be Funny,” a ghastly article suggesting killing babies is comedy; “How You Can Fight Back Against Abortion Bans;” “I Know the Trust About Later Abortion Because I Had One;” “These Are the Abortion Myths You Shouldn’t Believe;” and most recently “How to Get an Abortion If You Don’t Want to Tell Your Parents.” The latter of these articles is instructing a 16-year old girl how to bypass state laws to receive an abortion.
Hundreds of thousands of revelers thronged the streets of New York for WorldPride, one of the largest LGBT celebrations in the world and the first WorldPride march to be held in the US. San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle also hosted their own events.
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.
In Texas, the Dallas City Council signed off on a series of street improvements that includes 10 LGBT rainbow crosswalks meant to celebrate Oak Lawn’s history as a safe space for Dallas’ LGBTQ community.
The popular cookie brand Oreo partnered with the National Center for Transgender Equality to give away “pronoun packs” in recognition of those who identify as “transgender” at PrideFest/World Pride in New York City.
In Brazil, footage showing a four-year-old child encouraged by her mother to touch a naked man’s body for a performance art stunt has sparked outrage. Rather than art, they’re calling the show disgusting’ and a crime that incites pedophilia.
In London, Susan Papas, the headteacher of Heavers Farm Primary School suspended two 10-year-old Christian students for “homophobia” for asking not to participate in LGBT activities because of their faith. She told the children they were a disgrace to the school. This is far from first time the headteacher has aggressively forced the LGBT agenda on students in the school. The Assistant Head Teacher is also gay and so is Papas’ daughter who is the School Manager. Labour MP for Croydon North, Steve Reed, who is openly gay and a strong advocate for LGBT rights, has been a supporter of Papas’ LGBT agenda.
Papas’ daughter also took part in punishing the children. She also a feminist and wore a t-shirt to school with the words: “Why be racist, sexist, homophobic or transphobic, when you can just be quiet?” when meeting with them. Papas said that the t-shirt worn by her daughter — a graduate student of ‘sports sociology and feminist theory’ whose papers include “A Feminist Psychoanalytic Approach to the Roles of the Penis, the Phallus and Hegemonic Gender Norms in ‘Feminist Porn’” — was not in breach of the school’s code of conduct.
Apostasy/Doctrines of Demons
In Hoboken, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Hoboken celebrated a special LGBTQ “Pride Mass” on June 30. Attendees were encouraged to march after the mass in the World Pride March in New York.
Quite a number of Catholics are increasingly upset with Francis for a number of reasons, including this one: A German cardinal says the pope’s Amazon synod is ‘heretical,’ and must be ‘rejected.’ “Ideas embraced in the synod document, he said, specifically citing paragraph 44 which makes reference to “Mother Earth” and “the cry of the earth and of the peoples,” are reminiscent of “a pantheistic idolatry of nature” and evoke ideas adopted by the Hitler Youth movement in Nazi Germany.
U.S. suicide rates are at the highest level since World War II, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.
In southeastern China, suicides are rocking the Hong Kong protest movement as despair grows over the city’s independence. Three people have committed suicide in the past two weeks.
In the port of Baltimore, Maryland, ICE seized 333 pounds of cocaine hidden in secret containers from China.
A new flu vaccine designed by artificial intelligence has gone on trial in the United States in what researchers are claiming is a world first.
In Australia, where it is now flu season, at least 228 people have already died and over 100,000 have been infected compared to 58,824 in 2018. Authorities are warning the worst is yet to come when the season hits its peak between July and September.
At least 62 people in 8 US states have been infected with salmonella after eating fresh papayas imported from Mexico.
Vegetable company Growers Express issued a recall for fresh products including butternut squash, zucchini and butternut squashed-based veggie bowl that were distributed to popular retailers like Trader Joe’s and Shaws. The recall, which includes select Green Giant Fresh and Trader Joe’s labeled products, is out of an abundance of caution after it discovered potential listeria contamination. See other product recalls at this link.
In Germany, marauding caterpillars with toxic hairs have brought parts of the country to a standstill, leading to closures of swimming pools, restaurants, public parks and sections of the motorway. Their hairs have an irritating toxin that can cause blistering rashes, feverish dizzy spells and asthma attacks.
Here’s an update on the African Swine Fever disaster in China, and elsewhere, including how it got started in the first place, and why it’s going to be hard to control.
Hatred of the Jewish People
A Jewish Community Report shows that anti-Semitism is on the rise in the Czech Republic.
Islamization of the Nations
In Denmark, a video surfaced of Danish pupils being trained to recite Islamic prayers. Under guidance of the teacher, a boy of African descent taught his third-grade classmates his daily Muslim prayer ritual. The entire exercise ended with the class kneeling and chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ (Allah is greater). Mohammad was the first to utter this when defeating the Jews in battle, saying Islam’s god is greater than the God of the Bible.
In Afghanistan, Taliban terrorists carried out brutal coordinated attacks in Kabul, including a car bombing and subsequent militant assault that left several dead and over 100 injured according to Reuters that included security forces and civilians, dozens of whom were school children injured by flying shards of glass. Some sources say there were many killed. The Taliban wants to establish a Sharia Law Islamic emirate.
Iran plans to execute people it has in custody that it claims spied for the US., many of whom are dual nationals.
A video posted online during the “Peace to Prosperity” conference in Bahrain features a group of armed and masked Fatah members from the West Bank saying they’ll strike with “an iron fist the necks of anyone” who sells out “Palestinian” rights and anyone who participates in the Bahrain workshop whom they say have “opened the gates of hell on themselves.” They said, “Fatah’s gun is certainly capable of roaming the capitals of the world once again, in order to hunt down every single traitor and collaborator, and those engaged in normalization [of relations with Israel].”
Last week, an expose revealed the various torture techniques used by the “Palestinian” Authority to punish those accused of collaborating with Israel. Victim’s testimonies included prolonged hanging upside-down, boiling plastic to drip onto skin, removal of nails and teeth, sterilization, sleep deprivation, starvation, murder, and rape even of family members. 52 victims of torture at the hands of the “Palestinian” Authority submitted their testimony to the International Criminal Court in June.
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.
U.S. authorities closed an international border bridge in El Paso, Texas, in response to unruly migrants protesting on the Mexican side. Protesters were chanting “vamos a cruzar” — “we are going to cross.”
The Center for Immigration Studies indicates another 35,000 African migrants are on their way to the US via the South American border. We’ve already seen them at the U.S. Southwest Border in recent months: Cameroonians, Ghanaians, Congolese (Ebola country), Haitians, Cubans, and some from the Middle East (terrorist haven). Word of their successful entries into the US clearly reached home countries because now a swelling number are on their way. Who is flying them here? Do we even need to wonder? Also, the word is out on sanctuary cities. They believe if they can get to one, they can’t be removed.
Coming to Austin, Texas, the squalid, drug-infested, diseased nature of life on the streets in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and other uber-Left-wing cities along the West Coast. A new policy adopted by the Democrat city council will allow anyone who is homeless to camp out in any public square or venue. Governor Abbott said, “If Austin— or any other Texas city—permits camping on city streets it will be yet another local ordinance the State of Texas will override. At some point cities must start putting public safety & common sense first. There are far better solutions for the homeless & citizens.”
Traitors by the Ton
New York is handing out driver’s licenses to illegals that look exactly like a citizen’s license — it helps Democrats steal elections that way.
Tucker Carlson explains (see video) how the Democrat Party has gone insane. “The Democratic Party went completely insane on Wednesday. That’s been happening for a while, of course – insanity is a process.”
The New York Times ran an opinion piece calling for extrajudicial punishment for the men and women who staff America’s immigration agencies. In it, human rights professor Kate Cronin-Furman calls for the identity of every single (over 45,000) Customs and Border Protection employee to be made public, presumably so they can be ostracized and have their fates left up to some seething mob.
In Minnesota, in the name of so-called “diversity,” a city in anti-Semitic, anti-American Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s district has voted to effectively ditch the Pledge of Allegiance. The St. Louis Park, Minnesota City Council approved the change unanimously.
IfNotNow, a Jewish group of leftist millennials has launched a campaign to ensure Democrats in the upcoming elections take a stand against Israel’s control of the West Bank. Six full-time fellows will spend the summer in New Hampshire publicly confronting candidates during their events. They were photographed with the Jewish traitor and socialism-promoting Bernie Sanders.
In Pennsylvania, several state and local officials participated in in events hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), known for spreading extremely antisemitic messages.
Orwellian Surveillance Society
70 years ago, the British writer George Orwell captured the essence of technology in its ability to shape our destinies in his book 1984. The tragedy of our times is that we have failed to heed his warning.
Wars and Rumors of Wars
A loud explosion and large fire in Turkish-controlled Northern Cyprus early Monday is being blamed on a misdirected Russian missile from Syria which fired against Israeli jets targeting Iranian facilities in Syria. Allegedly the Israeli strikes in Syria killed 15 and wounded 50.
Heathen raging: “Palestinian” rioters have been clashing for several days with Israeli security forces, throwing rocks and launching fireworks at police who in turn responded with crowd dispersal measures, which included stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets. The latest clashes are over the fatal shooting of Mohammed Obeid who police say launched firecrackers toward them at “extremely close range.”
Some 7,500 Gazans violently demonstrated along Israel’s border on Friday with at least 41 injured by IDF troops, who used riot dispersal means against the protesters, including live fire. Gaza media claims 22 protesters were injured by live bullets and another 19 by rubber-coated rounds. IDF troops detained two Gazans near the border fence after they were suspected of infiltrating into Israeli territory.
A source affiliated with Hamas revealed the extent of the Iranian military assistance in digging terrorist tunnels into Israel.
Turkey announced a meeting in August that will be a “trilateral summit” between Turkey, Iran and Russia. This is the latest in numerous meetings the three countries have had, supposedly on Syria.
The first of the Russian S-400 defense systems will arrive in Turkey sometime next week. Washington has said that US sanctions would be triggered when the missile batteries arrive in NATO ally Turkey.
Russia declared it will continue to support the army of the socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro.
The Oil and the Spoil nation of Russia will tow a floating nuclear power station next month to its final destination in the Far East to an Arctic port. Critics call it a floating Chernobyl. It will supply electricity to settlements and companies extracting hydrocarbons and precious stones in the region. A larger agenda is at work though: to tap into the Arctic riches of oil and gas as Siberian reserves diminish.
In Libya, which will be one of the nations in the Ezekiel 38:39 invasion of Israel, an attack killed up to 40 migrants at a detention center on the outskirts of the capital Tripoli. Some 80 people were injured when it was hit by an air strike. Anti-government forces led by warlord Gen Khalifa Haftar have accused government forces of bombarding it.
An Iranian official has said a British oil tanker should be seized if a detained Iranian ship is not released. British Royal Marines helped officials in Gibraltar to seize the super-tanker Grace 1 on Thursday, after it was suspected of carrying oil from Iran to Syria, in breach of EU sanctions. A court in Gibraltar ruled the ship can be detained for a further 14 days.
The US has deployed F-22 stealth fighters to Qatar for the first time as tensions with Iran surge. The deployment is intended to “defend American forces and interests,” and comes after a string of attacks in and around the Strait of Hormuz attributed to Iran.
China’s Defense Ministry confirmed the test firing of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile the Pentagon regards as a strategic weapon capable of striking anywhere in the United States from underwater launch points.
The US accused China of conducting missile launches in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, describing the actions as “meant to intimidate”
Jordan’s official news agency, Petra, quoted its foreign minister who slammed Israel for opening the 2,000-year-old Pilgrims’ Road which linked the historic City of David to the Temple Mount. The results of excavations determined for the first time that the biblical City of David was located on the eastern hill of Jerusalem, the capital of King David, where administrative institutions of the Kingdom of Judah were concentrated. Representatives from around the world gathered last Sunday for the unveiling.
President Trump’s Israel Ambassador David Friedman and Middle East Advisor Jason Greenblatt hammered through the final wall to reconnect this road that Ancient Jews used to bring sacrifices up to the Second Temple. The Leftist Haaretz news site run by Jews who hate their own country and apparently their own identity – and must not believe the Bible – slammed the activities with one article after another.
Zehut, the only political party in Israel’s current election that calls for rebuilding the Third Temple, joined forces with the ‘New Right’ party of Naftali Bennett. Each party was just short before of the 4-seat minimum required to pass Israel’s electoral threshold. Joining together will likely guarantee them a spot in the next government.
Things That Make You Go Hmm…
The ancient city of Babylon has been declared a UN World Heritage Site.
“Peter, the Roman Curia Boss.” The new Vatican constitution will centralize power in the state secretariat, giving more power to Pietro Parolin, of whom it has been said already “wields more power than you can imagine.” An 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 (more push to bring all under the Rome Dome). A recent draft of Praedicate Evangelium 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.
It’s probably a good time to post this report from the National Infrastructure Advisory Council on “How to Survive a Catastrophic Power Outage,” whether we brethren believe we’ll be here or not to experience it.
“…seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them” (Mark 4:12).
“We know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life” (1 John 5:19-20).