12 Aug 2019

Israel Would “Spark War” By Joining US Flotilla In Gulf: Iran’s Navy Chief
Follows separate threat that “smoke will rise from Tel Aviv” as Israel mulls support to proposed joint maritime coalition in Persian Gulf.

Hong Kong airport shuts down amid pro-democracy protest
One of the world’s busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators crowded into Hong Kong’s main terminal Monday, while the central government in Beijing issued an ominous characterization of the protest movement as something approaching “terrorism.”

More Bad News Out Of Beijing: China’s Credit Engine Breaks Down
It’s been a bad year for China, and it’s only getting worse.

White House approves rule that penalizes immigrants who use forms of welfare like food stamps
The Trump administration announced a new “public charge” rule Monday, which takes into account immigrants’ use of government benefits when deciding whether to award them permanent status.

“Heads Must Roll”: Outrage Grows Over Epstein’s Mysterious Suicide
“Heads must roll,” said Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse (R), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee in a blistering Saturday letter to AG Barr. “Every single person in the Justice Department — from your Main Justice headquarters staff all the way to the night-shift jailer — knew that this man was a suicide risk, and that his dark secrets couldn’t be allowed to die with him,”

Scalise: Trump No More Responsible for El Paso Than ‘Bernie Sanders Is for My Shooting’
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) said President Donald Trump’s was no more responsible for the mass shooting in El Paso, TX than Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was for one of his supporters shooting a Republican baseball practice in 2017, which severely wounded Scalise.

Pope Francis Proposes ‘Europe First’ Against Populist Nationalism
“The thinking must be ‘Europe first, then each one of us,’” the pope said in a wide-ranging interview with the Italian daily La Stampa. “‘Each one of us’ is not secondary, it is important, but Europe counts more.” “Never forget that ‘the whole is greater than the parts.’ Globalization, unity, should not be conceived as a sphere, but as a polyhedron: each people retains its identity in unity with others,” he said.

City Denies Permit For Straight Pride Parade, Tells Organizers To Find New Venue
Reeves says straight pride organizers can apply for another permit to hold the event at an alternative site not in a residential area and will still have to ensure they have proper insurance. Don Grundmann, the outspoken organizer of the National Straight Pride Coalition, said he is being set up to fail. “My presumption is that were being set up to be told that the bureaucratic process won’t be completed in time,” Grundmann said.

Epstein death: ‘The word around the street is the Clintons did it’
On Saturday afternoon, President Trump retweeted messages insinuating the Clintons may have had some sort of connection to Epstein’s sudden death. One read: “BREAKING: Documents were unsealed yesterday revealing that top Democrats, including Bill Clinton, took private trips to Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘pedophilia island.’” JefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead.

Islamic Jihad, Hamas threaten Israel after Jews ascend Temple Mount
Police were forced to storm the Temple Mount, firing stun grenades in an attempt to disperse crowds of Muslims protesting against the gathering of Jews at the entrance to the mount who wanted to enter to mark Tisha Be’av, the day commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Temples. According to police figures, 1,729 Jewish worshipers ascended the Temple Mount Sunday.

Sixth-generation fighters and the future of air supremacy
Not surprisingly, sixth-generation fighters are the next technological level after today’s fifth-generation fighters like the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, which is a stealthy, high-performance, multi-role aircraft that is most notable for its ability to use high-speed data links to directly share information from sensors and avionics.

Ohio defunds Planned Parenthood, funnels $7.5M to life-affirming pregnancy centers
…As Planned Parenthood is being defunded of $1.5 million in annual state funds this year, pro-life pregnancy centers are being allocated $7.5 million in Ohio’s state budget. Taken together, these two changes represent a bold stride for protecting unborn lives and supporting women’s well-being at the state level…

Yet Another Mass Shooting Leaves 6 Wounded

…but where are the Democratic Party nominees and the news media crews?

Hepatitis A vaccine: Outbreak spreads, shadows opioid epidemic
Since 2016, the virus has spawned outbreaks in at least 29 states, starting with Michigan and California. It’s sickened more than 23,600 people, sent the majority to the hospital and killed more than 230. All but California’s and Utah’s outbreaks are ongoing, and experts expect to eventually see the virus seep into every state.

India floods: Death toll reaches 95 as monsoon rains force hundreds of thousands to flee homes
The death toll from floods in India’s states of Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra rose to 95, official figures showed on Saturday, as heavy rain and landslides forced hundreds of thousands to evacuate their homes.

Japan: Third tropical cyclone set to hit country in as many weeks
Krosa is expected to be the third tropical cyclone to hit Japan in the wake of Typhoon Francisco and Tropical Storm Nari.

The West Coast is a literal toilet: 80% of coastal areas infected with toxic feces (biosludge), warns Dr. Drew
California is experiencing a homelessness crisis of unprecedented proportions, and it is now endangering the health and safety of every single person living in the state, particularly those who live in coastal areas.

Billionaire George Soros Exposed, Had Secret Access To Highest Levels Of Government
Soros got caught – now Democrats are taking a big hit! For decades, Democrats have condemned Republicans for being influenced by big donors—well isn’t this ironic! All along, Democrats have been catering to one super-rich liberal. A man by the name of George Soros.

Muslims Clash with Israeli Police at Jerusalem Holy Site
Muslim worshippers and Israeli police clashed Sunday at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha.

San Francisco saw 150 percent spike in fentanyl-related deaths last year, report says
The number of deaths from fentanyl overdoses in San Francisco jumped by nearly 150 percent last year, according to a report by the city’s public health department made public this week.

Gay Hollywood Designer Describes Dramatic ‘Damascus Road’ Conversion to Christianity
…If you would’ve told him that one day he’d be a devoted Christian who adhered to the Biblical view of sexuality and be a Christian author, he very well might’ve thrown his coffee at you. But that’s exactly – and miraculously – what happened.

Illinois Passes Law Forcing All State Schools To Begin Teaching LGBTQ+P For Pedophile History Lessons To ‘Neutralize Religion’ In The Classroom
I hate to be the one to tell you, Christian, but we are losing the battle against the forces of rising darkness here in America, with more ground lost each and every day. Illinois is not the only state to force schools to begin teaching LGBTQ+P for Pedophile history lessons, and within 2 years, there will not be a state that does not have that as a requirement. When that happens, on what basis then do you stop such wickedness like Drag Queen Story Hour from taking place in your public library? The answer is you can’t, and you won’t legally be able to do anything about it.

Texodus: Why are Texas Republicans in Congress bolting for the exits, and what does it mean for 2020?
Four rapid-fire retirement announcements by Texas Republicans in Congress have prompted fresh soul-searching for a political party that’s seeing its decades-long dominance in the Lone Star State start to teeter.

Trade War Chaos Collapses Farm Equipment Sales Across Midwest
“Overall, this is a perfect storm for US farmers”