15 Jul 2019

Report: Israeli warship enters Lebanon
The Lebanese television channel LBC reported on Sunday night that an Israeli warship had entered Lebanon’s territorial waters. The ship reportedly crossed over near a beach in Israel’s Rosh Hanikra.

CA city takes step toward Second Amendment Sanctuary
The Needles City Council on Tuesday, July 9, adopted a resolution declaring the city a “Second Amendment Sanctuary,” giving direction to city officials to begin working with their state representatives on legislation that would exempt the city — and possibly other border cities — from certain state gun laws.

Bastille Day In France Showcases The Ten Nation Confederacy Of The European Intervention Initiative Joint Military Pact As Main Feature Of Parade
the European Intervention Initiative, a joint military pact created last year. Now, that may not sound like much of anything to you right off the bat, but if you dig just a little bit under the surface, you find that the European Intervention Initiative is a ten nation confederacy designed to protect Europe. Well, here there, Mr. Ten Toes from Daniel 2, I was wondering when you would make an appearance.

Polio eradication campaign loses ground
The global initiative to eradicate polio is badly stuck, battling the virus on two fronts. New figures show the wild polio virus remains entrenched in Afghanistan and Pakistan, its other holdout, where cases are surging. The main problem in both countries is that the massive vaccination campaigns held every few months are still not reaching every child. In Africa, meanwhile, the vaccine itself is spawning virulent strains that are hard to contain.

WWIII Is Coming – Dramatic Moment: American Bombers Intercepted by Russians Above the Black Sea- Romania
Several Russian fighter planes were sent Monday to intercept bombers of the US-based B-52N air force bombers that were approaching the southern and north-western borders of Russia. The incident was captured in a video uploaded by the Russian Ministry of Defence on Monday, and is the latest in a series of brushes between Nato and Russian forces.

Congo confirms 1st Ebola case in city of Goma
The Congolese health ministry confirmed an Ebola case in Goma late Sunday, marking the first time the virus has reached the city of more than 2 million people along the border with Rwanda since the epidemic began nearly a year ago. The health ministry said the man who had arrived earlier Sunday in the regional capital had been quickly transported to an Ebola treatment center. Authorities said they had tracked down all the passengers on the bus the man took to Goma from Butembo, one of the towns hardest hit by the disease.

UK’s Johnson would meet Trump to negotiate trade deal after becoming Prime Minister: The Times
Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become Britain’s next prime minister would want to meet U.S. President Donald Trump within the first two months of becoming prime minister to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal, the Times newspaper reported on Sunday citing an ally of the former London mayor. “The key to the whole thing is the US. If we get a trade deal with America we will be very quickly in the market for other deals. It encourages others to realize that we mean business,” the newspaper quoted Johnson’s ally as saying.

Earthquake of 6.1 magnitude rocks Japan’s south
An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude rocked Japan’s southern Okinawa prefecture on Saturday, US Geological Survey reported. The earthquake’s epicenter lay in 350 km to the north of the prefecture’s capital city Naha at the depth of 237 km. No injuries or damages were reported, and no tsunami alert was issued.

Netanyahu Threatens Nasrallah with a ‘Crushing Blow’
the Hezbollah leader said that “any [future] war will be bigger than the 2006 war for Israel and it will put it on the brink of extinction.” Netanyahu said in response, “Suffice it to say that for years Nasrallah dug terror tunnels, which we destroyed within days.” He added that if Hezbollah “dared to do something foolish and attack Israel, we would impose a crushing military blow on it and on Lebanon.” “But unlike Nasrallah, I do not intend to detail our plans,” he said.

Giant Barges Carrying Leviathan Natural Gas Platform Set Out from Texas to Israel
The first of four giant barges carrying sections of the Leviathan natural gas platform set out on a 7,000-mile voyage from Texas and the Gulf of Mexico to the Mediterranean Sea last week. The platform, comprised of five operational units, will be erected in 280 feet of water 7 miles off the coast of Israel and will rise 155 feet above sea level. When fully assembled in September, the platform topside decks will be 335 feet long, 260 feet wide, and weigh 38,000 tons, enabling the platform to drill three miles into the seabed.

River turns blood red near Digity volcano
While so­cial me­dia blog­gers have al­ready be­gun proph­esy­ing that the red riv­er was an in­di­ca­tion of dooms­day, EMA man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Hay­den Ro­mano said he planned to dis­patch teams to take sam­ples of the riv­er wa­ter for test­ing. Ro­mano said he did not know what caused the riv­er to turn red but once in­ves­ti­ga­tions are com­plete, a state­ment will be is­sued.

Chinese Christians Declare Country ‘No Longer Safe for Us,’ Seek To Flee
As China’s policies on surveillance intensify and a crackdown on religion in the communist state continues, Christians are fleeing the country, Fox News reported. The ruling Communist Party of China has recently engaged in a crackdown on any manifestations of organized religion in the country, knocking down mosques and churches. Gordon Chang, Gatestone Institute Senior Fellow, told Steve Hilton of “The Next Revolution” that China “plan[s] to have a nationwide social credit system in place” by next year.

Big earthquakes today in Australia and Indonesia
There are lots of small earthquakes going on all the time, but earthquakes over magnitude 6 are rarer. They are the big ones, which shake more strongly near their epicenters, and which can be felt over longer distances. Today – July 14, 2019 – so far there have been two large earthquakes relatively near each other. The first was a 6.6-magnitude undersea quake off the western coast of Australia. It took place 202 km (125 mi) west of Broome, Australia, and was equal in magnitude to the largest earthquake ever recorded in Australia, which happened in 1988. Today’s second large earthquake had its epicenter 102 km (63 mi) north-northeast of Laiwui, Indonesia. It was an even bigger earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.3..

7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia, causes panic
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Moluccas islands on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, creating panic and causing damage to houses in eastern Indonesia. “There are no reports of infrastructure damage yet,” Iksan Subur, an official with Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency located near the epicenter, told Reuters. “But people panicked and ran out of their houses. Some people who live near the ocean are starting to move to higher ground,”

Hubble spots “impossible” structure around a malnourished black hole
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered structures around a black hole that were thought to be impossible. A small, “malnourished” black hole was found to have a flat disk of material circling it – a feature thought unique to supermassive black holes. This disc is also so close to the black hole that it’s distorting and stretching the light itself. The intense gravitational forces at that range are accelerating the material to over 10 percent of the speed of light. To us the light appears red, because it’s having such a hard time escaping the region that the gravity is stretching out the wavelengths.

Cargill shuts animal-feed mills in China as fatal hog disease spreads
Cargill shuttered animal-feed mills in China in recent months partly because the rapid spread of a fatal hog disease has reduced demand, a company executive said on Friday. The closures highlight the pain for global agriculture companies from the outbreak of African swine fever in China, the world’s top hog producer and pork consumer.

Hamas using Whatsapp to collect intelligence on IDF movements
Hamas has once again been trying to obtain intelligence from Israeli troops stationed along the Gaza border using online messaging applications. Posing as fellow soldiers, Hamas operatives contacted troops on the Whatsapp text messaging service and would ask for intelligence such as troop movements. One combat soldier serving in the Paratrooper’s brigade received a text…asking him to send the dates of the next exercises…

U.S. grants visa to Zarif for U.N. meeting, limits his movement to 6 blocs
The United States has granted a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to attend a U.N. meeting in New York this week, two sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday, saying Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had approved the decision. Had Pompeo not approved giving Zarif, Iran’s top diplomat and nuclear negotiator, a US visa it could have been a signal that the United States was trying to further isolate the Islamic Republic.

Ebola in DR Congo: Case confirmed in Goma
The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, home to more than a million people. The health ministry confirmed that a pastor tested positive for the virus in a centre in Goma after arriving there by bus on Sunday. The ministry says that risk of the disease spreading is low.

Galileo sat-nav system experiences service outage
Europe’s satellite-navigation system, Galileo, has suffered a major outage. The network has been offline since Friday due to what has been described as a “technical incident related to its ground infrastructure”. The problem means all receivers, such as the latest smartphone models, will not be picking up any useable timing or positional information.

Army researchers building ‘smart’ landmines for future combat
rmy leaders see a future battlefield with networked minefields a commander can see from across the globe through satellite communications and that can be scattered in minutes but also retrieved and reused when needed. The push is an effort to keep landmines of various types in the weapons portfolio while still meeting the agreements made to get out of the old school “dumb” landmine use.

Netanyahu: We’ll respond with ‘crushing blows’ to Hezbollah’s ‘nonsense’
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened to hit Hezbollah with a “crushing blow” if the Lebanese terror group “dares to do some nonsense” and launches an attack on Israel. Netanyahu made his comments at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting in response to Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s speech over the weekend, commemorating the Lebanese terror group’s “victory” in the 2006 Second Lebanon War…

China says will freeze out U.S. companies that sell arms to Taiwan
China’s government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, declining to give details of the sanctions in a move likely to worsen already poor ties with Washington. China claims self-ruled and democratic Taiwan as its own and has never renounced the use of force to bring it under Beijing’s control.

US organization exposes the horror of global Christian persecution: ‘It’s a different world’
The battle over the separation of church and state continues to rage in the United States, but David Curry, CEO of Open Doors USA, wants American Christians to know what persecution is like in other areas of the globe — and it’s a pretty shocking paradigm.

Brain implant restores partial vision to blind people
Partial sight has been restored to six blind people via an implant that transmits video images directly to the brain.

Self-cloning ticks that suck animals’ blood dry spark concern humans may be next
They’re out for blood. Self-cloning super-ticks are sparking worry in some as the insects recently were linked with killing five cows by sucking their blood dry in North Carolina.

Barry Weakens to a Tropical Depression But Remains a Dangerous Flash Flood Threat in the Lower Mississippi Valley
Barry has weakened to a tropical depression in the lower Mississippi Valley, but its dangerous impacts will persist in the region, including the potential for significant river flooding and flash flooding in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee.

Powerful M7.3 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia
A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit Halmahera, Indonesia at 09:10 UTC (16:10 WIB) on July 14, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Indonesian BMKG is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

Philadelphia is Using a Sonic Weapon on Kids — To Keep them Out of Parks
The Philadelphia government is reportedly using sonic weapons on it own citizens, youth and young adults, to keep them out of public parks after hours. We at TFTP were initially caught off guard with the news of compliance weapons usually reserved for riot control being used on kids. Admittedly, we believed it was fake news. Unfortunately, after further investigation, it is no laughing matter and is the first such torture device we are aware of regularly being used on young people in the U.S.

Bastille Day In France Showcases The Ten Nation Confederacy Of The European Intervention Initiative Joint Military Pact As Main Feature Of Parade
…At the annual Bastille Day celebrations in Paris this year, the main theme and focus was on something called the European Intervention Initiative, a joint military pact created last year. Now, that may not sound like much of anything to you right off the bat, but if you dig just a little bit under the surface, you find that the European Intervention Initiative is a ten nation confederacy designed to protect Europe.

‘Christianophobia’? Why Anti-Christian Attacks Have Quadrupled in France
There’s a disturbing phenomenon happening in France that you may not have heard about. An alarming increase in anti-Christian attacks on churches, cemeteries and other distinctly Christian sites has gone largely unreported.