15 Aug 2019

China, Russia Look to Each Other for Support as Protest Movements Rock Their Economies
Similarities between the protest movements in Hong Kong and Moscow have not gone unnoticed by the authoritarian rulers of China and Russia. Russia’s state-run Tass news service on Wednesday quoted the new Chinese ambassador calling for the two countries to “cultivate our relations at a higher level” and “open a new page” in their friendship.

Will Turkey and China Become Friends?
Despite their limited economic relations and ongoing differences over the Uyghur issue, the two countries could grow closer if Western partners fail to provide the financial boost Turkey needs so badly

John Brockman’s Edge Dinner Hosted Epstein, Minsky: Meetings Between Big Tech Heads Pushed Transhuman Future
The Edge Billionaire Dinner has hosted all of the biggest names in Big Tech; Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Evan Williams, Bill Joy, Larry Page and others. Yahoo Finance reports that the group is deleting posts from its website about Epstein following revelations of his sex trafficking. Epstein is still listed as a guest in 2000 on the Edge dinner website. Also listed as a 2001 guest is Marvin Minsky, accused of sex with a trafficking victim. John Brockman himself sought transhumanist goals. His 1969 book Afterwords foreshadows the transhumanist philosophy of later years which envisions man merging with machine. Brockman writes: “Man was nothing more than a model, a technique. It is necessary to construct a new model… The human delusion lies in the belief that the human being is the basis of reality and the final goal of the evolution.”

Merkel: European ministers to discuss Strait of Hormuz naval mission
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she believed the idea of a European naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz would be discussed again at informal meetings of European foreign and defense ministers in Finland later this month. Britain last week joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels traveling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel. Two weeks beforehand, Britain had called for a European-led naval mission.

UAE says Khamenei meeting proves Houthis are Iran’s proxy
A meeting between a Houthi official and Iran’s Supreme Leader proves “in black and white” that the Yemeni militants are an Iranian proxy, a senior Emirati said Wednesday. State TV showed Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praising the militants Tuesday, as he met the Houthi negotiator, Mohammed Abdul-Salam.

It’s war: FTC prepared to break up Big Tech
Chairman Joe Simons told Bloomberg he is leading a broad review of the technology sector to see whether companies, including Google and Facebook, are harming competition. “If you have to, you do it,” Simons said, according to Reuters. “It’s not ideal because it’s very messy. But if you have to you have to.”

‘Back-Loaded’ Hurricane Season Bearing Down on U.S. Coastlines
Next six weeks could see a train of Atlantic storms develop. Factors that have hindered hurricane since June 1 are now gone. But the next six weeks — “the season within a season” — is regularly the most dangerous and active time for storms to develop in the Atlantic, said Dennis Feltgen, spokesman for the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Jordan Outraged After Israeli Minister Calls for new Temple Mount Status Quo
A spokesman for the Jordanian Foreign Ministry warned on Tuesday that a change of the status quo on the Temple Mount would have serious consequences. The statement came in response to Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan saying during an interview Tuesday that he saw “an injustice in the status quo” that “we need to work to change.”

Robots compete in DARPA’s Subterranean Challenge to prep for alien life hunt
This week DARPA kicks off a competition called the Subterranean Challenge, where hordes of robots are unleashed into caves and tunnels to test how well they can autonomously navigate these environments. One team, headed up by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), is entering a crew of bots that could inform future designs of spacefaring robots that explore caves and lava tubes on other planets and moons.

Preparing for Ezekiel 38:19? Israel’s Navy Leads Major Multinational Earthquake Drill
The Israel Navy led a first-of-its-kind multinational exercise dedicated to earthquake response this week, in a drill which brought representatives from 10 naval forces, as well as NATO, to the Haifa Port on Israel’s northern coast. The week-long “Mighty Waves 2019” exercise, which included ships and personnel from the United States, France and Greece, as well as representatives from the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Italy, Cyprus, Chile and NATO, was the largest-ever naval exercise led by the Jewish state. Could they be preparing for the earthquake that is prophesized in Ezekiel: For I have decreed in My indignation and in My blazing wrath: On that day, a terrible earthquake shall befall the land of Yisrael (Ezekiel 38:19)

‘We will rain hundreds of rockets on Israel in a single barrage’
“I call on Benny Gantz to remember how the IDF failed in its conflict with residents of eastern Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, when he was Chief of Staff,” Sinwar said. “During the next conflict with Israel, we will rain hundreds of rockets in a single barrage.”

89 Percent of British Young Adults Say Life Has No Meaning, Poll Finds
A new United Kingdom survey showing an overwhelming majority of 16-29-year-olds believe life has no purpose or meaning can be directly attributed to the decline of Christianity in the country, says the founder of Answers In Genesis.

Why The Dollar Rules The World – And Why Its Reign Could End
With little else in place for shelter, the US dollar served as a safe haven. It remains to be seen if this will also be the case when the next financial disaster happens…

Record-breaking hailstone in Colorado: ‘Big hail like this can easily kill people’
Monster hail fell from the sky and hammered areas of the central United States on Tuesday, shattering a state record. Earlier on Tuesday before the storms developed, AccuWeather Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer warned that Colorado’s state hail record could be in jeopardy given the intensity of the storms that he saw developing.

Barnegat mayor: Requiring LGBT history in school is ‘absurdity’
Mayor Alfonso Cirulli launched a campaign Tuesday to fight a New Jersey law that brings an LGBT curriculum into schools and urged residents to join his fight. During the Tuesday morning meeting of the Township Committee, Cirulli, a 60-year-old former assistant principal, said it was his duty to protect residents and called the LGBT political movement “an affront to almighty God.”

Photos: Flooding claims more than 300 lives in India, Myanmar and Pakistan
In addition to the lives lost, the number of people forced from their homes stands in the hundreds of thousands after torrential monsoon rain over the past week.

Baptist, Presbyterian Pastors Claim Christians Can Support Killing Babies in Abortions
A small group of Kentucky religious leaders held a press conference this week to insist that they can both be Christians and support the killing of unborn babies in abortions.

It’s raining plastic: microscopic fibers fall from the sky in Rocky Mountains
Discovery raises new questions about the amount of plastic waste permeating the air, water, and soil virtually everywhere on Earth

Large Tropical Storm “Krosa” to make landfall over southern Japan
A large and dangerous Tropical Storm “Krosa” is heading toward Japan, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Landfall is expected in southern Shikoku around midnight UTC, August 15. This will be the third tropical cyclone to hit mainland Japan after Nari on July 27 and Francisco on August 6.

“Magic-Bullet” Michael Baden to Lead Epstein Autopsy-What Could Go Wrong?
Pathologist Michael Baden, served as chairman of the House Select Committee on Assassinations’ Forensic Pathology Panel that investigated the assassination of John F. Kennedy. This should immediately disqualify him to ever do an autopsy again. But against all truth and honesty, Baden is set to conduct the autopsy on Jeffrey Epstein.

California School District Will Not Allow Parents To Opt Children Out Of LGBTQ Content, Emails Show
California school district will not allow parents to opt their children out of classes containing LGBTQ content, figures or historical references, emails show.

Muslim Student Sets Fire To Christian School To ‘Protest’ Against Trump
The protest against President Trump got out of hand in St. Louis when a Muslim college student from Minneapolis attempted to burn down a Christian school, lighting four fires and endangering the lives of 33 children.

Apple’s new iPhones to come with built-in 5G transmitters… AVOID all Apple products or be irradiated 
…While Bill Gates pushes for more population control across planet Earth, from vaccines in Africa to 5G cell towers just a stone’s throw from kids playing in their own yards, America is quickly becoming the sickest industrialized nation from the ultra-high frequency and intensity of their smartphones.

US 30Y Yield Tumbles Below 2.00% For The First Time Ever
And for the first time ever, the entire UST curve is below 2.00%…