30 Aug 2019

Hurricane Dorian to strengthen, set to slam Florida as major Category 4 storm on Labor Day
Hurricane Dorian is on track to strengthen to a powerful Category 4 hurricane with possible life-threatening storm surge and dangerous winds as it slams into Florida’s east coast at the end of Labor Day weekend, forecasters said Thursday. “Strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Dorian is expected to become a major hurricane on Friday,” the National Hurricane Center said Thursday. Landfall on Monday is possible anywhere between the Florida Keys and southern Georgia, forecasters said.

No injuries reported after 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits off Oregon coast
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Thursday off the Oregon coast, but did not generate a tsunami or cause any damage or injuries, authorities said. The epicenter of the quake, which hit just after 8 a.m., was located about 150 miles from the city of Bandon at a depth of 7 miles in the Pacific Ocean.

Amazon, Microsoft, ‘putting world at risk of killer AI’: study
“Why are companies like Microsoft and Amazon not denying that they’re currently developing these highly controversial weapons, which could decide to kill people without direct human involvement?” said Frank Slijper, lead author of the report published this week.

Hong Kong Christians Rise Up in Worship, Joining Protests against China
“The unofficial anthem of Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement is ‘Sing Hallelujah to the Lord.’ The underground Church is coming out of hiding in China. Gathering in peace and prayer, thousands of Christian protestors can often be heard belting out the 1974 hymn, “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord.”

Netanyahu to make Pro-3rd Temple Politician ‘High Ranking Official’
It has been confirmed that Zehut (Identity) party leader Moshe Feiglin will order his party, Zehut, to step down in the current election to join Netanyahu’s Likud party who will make him a “high ranking official” in the PM’s next government. Moshe Feiglin’s Zehut was the only party head in the current elections who openly calls for building the third Temple and has placed it on his party’s platform.

Mini-brains grown in a lab show neural activity like preterm babies
Muotri and his colleagues developed a new way of making brain models from pluripotent stem cells. They added special growth factors and other chemicals to make the stem cells grow into various brain cell types that then spontaneously assembled into brain-like structures. Each artificial brain grew to about half a centimetre in diameter over a period of 10 months. Using tiny electrodes to measure electrical activity, the researchers found that they began producing simple brain waves at about two months. Over time, these brain waves became more complex, suggesting the individual brain cells were starting to communicate with each other and form networks. The researchers found that the way these brain waves evolved resembled the early development of real human brains.

It’s official: No U.S. warming since at least 2005
Purveyors of the belief that mankind is catastrophically impacting the global climate insist it’s getting warmer year by year. But a new, improved system to assess surface temperatures established in 2005 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, indicates otherwise. In fact, the U.S. Climate Reference Network — comprised of 114 pristinely maintained temperature stations spaced relatively uniformly across the lower 48 states — finds there has been no warming for the past 14 years at least

Latest Projection Shows Dorian Hitting US as a Major Hurricane
“Dorian is expected to become a major hurricane on Friday,” the National Hurricane Center said in its Thursday morning advisory. The center estimated that Dorian will clip the northwestern Bahamas and dump four to eight inches of rain there before turning to the U.S. mainland to do the same, with a foot of rain possible in some locations.

Egypt proposes long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas – report
During the talks between the Hamas delegation, Egyptian intelligence officials proposed a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas – Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar reported Friday morning. According to the report, the Egyptians suggested a long-term ceasefire in exchange for humanitarian and economic improvements for the Gaza Strip.

Iranian tanker headed to Lebanon, not Turkey
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday an Iranian oil tanker, now in waters south of Turkey and at the center of a confrontation between Washington and Tehran, was headed for Lebanon. Tracking site Marine Traffic showed earlier on Friday that the Adrian Darya, formerly called Grace 1, had changed course again and was headed for the southeastern Turkish port of Iskenderun.

U.S. Census Bureau partners with controversial Muslim group – report
A controversial US Muslim organization is going to cooperate with the US Census Bureau, according to a report by the Investigative Project on Terrorism. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced the partnership on Wednesday, highlighting that it is aimed to “ensure American Muslims are fairly and accurately counted in the 2020 Census.”

No single gene associated with being gay
A genetic analysis of almost half a million people has concluded there is no single “gay gene”. The study, published in Science, used data from the UK Biobank and 23andMe, and found some genetic variants associated with same-sex relationships. But genetic factors accounted for, at most, 25% of same-sex behaviour.

Ilhan Omar Demands UN Take Control of US Borders in Mirror of European Migrant Crisis
Rep. Ilhan Omar is demanding that the United Nations take control of the U.S. border with Mexico in a mirror of how Europe was inundated with migrants following lobbying from international bodies. “We should do what any other country does by dealing with this situation in a serious way,” Omar said during an immigration forum in south Minneapolis.

Mumps has swept through 57 immigration detention facilities and infected over 900 people
Mumps has swept through 57 immigration detention facilities in 19 states since September, according to the first U.S. government report on the outbreaks in the overloaded immigration system. The virus sickened 898 adult migrants and 33 detention center staffers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its report Thursday.

Ebola death toll in east Congo outbreak climbs above 2,000
The death toll from Democratic Republic of Congo’s year-long Ebola outbreak has climbed above 2,000, government data showed on Friday, as responders battle to overcome community mistrust and widespread security problems. The government team overseeing the response said the number of confirmed and probable cases had also hit a milestone of more than 3,000 in what has become the second-worst epidemic of the virus on record.

Palestinians shun U.S. consular events after widespread protests
The United States Embassy in Jerusalem…canceled a meeting that was scheduled to take place in Ramallah between Palestinian business people and the embassy’s commercial attaché after widespread pressure from the Palestinian public. It is the second activity to be canceled in August after the embassy was forced to postpone a conference it organized in the West Bank city of Ramallah last Monday due to Palestinian protests.

Israel: Iran, Hezbollah intensifying missile efforts
The Israeli military is accusing Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah of stepping up attempts to build missile-production facilities in Lebanon and says these efforts are putting Lebanese civilians in danger. The announcement comes at a time of rising tensions. In recent days, Israel has struck Iranian targets in Syria and Iraq, and Hezbollah has accused Israel of a drone strike in Lebanon.

“I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This”: China Reels As Pork Prices Explode To Record Levels
Prices of China’s favorite protein have surged 18% in China in just two weeks, and the people are not happy.

Severe hunger threatens millions in Somalia as climate emergency deepens
Somalia faces a new humanitarian crisis with more than 2 million people now threatened by severe hunger, aid agencies say. A further 3 million people are uncertain of their next meal, latest assessments suggest.

Apocalyptic footage shows cars narrowly avoiding flames from massive Alaska wildfire
A destructive wildfire season in Alaska has only grown worse in recent weeks, as the Swan Lake Fire has spread rapidly. Located near Sterling on the Kenai Peninsula, the blaze has been fueled by an incredibly warm and dry summer.

The temporary city built for Burning Man is visible from space
…In addition to cleaning up after yourself, there are also organized runs and games that encourage people to pick up M.O.O.P., which stands for Matter Out Of Place. In addition to routine cleanup, there’s a wild list of other activities this year, including sensual hot dog eating and 40 orgies.

Nearly 850,000 ordered to evacuate in Japan as downpours, flooding, mudslides continue into Friday
Daily downpours inundating parts of western Japan in the coming days will raise the risk of flooding and mudslides. The downpours began on Tuesday, and they are expected to continue into Friday before diminishing in intensity this weekend.

Georgia Governor declares state of emergency –
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp on Thursday afternoon declared a state of emergency for 12 South Georgia counties ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Dorian.

The Real Reason Why End Times Fraud Todd Bentley And The New Apostolic Reformation Scandal Could Very Well Destroy The Charismatic Movement
…Bentley’s “ministry” was nothing more or less than an openly demonic freak show in the flesh that at times ranged from comical to terrifying. The idea that anyone, on any planet, would consider this man to be a “minister of the gospel” is the most ridiculous thing you could ever imagine. Yet, in spite of that, Todd Bentley became an official ordained minister in the Charismatic Movement.

Jesuit Superior General Of The Roman Catholic Church Says No Country Can Turn Away Illegal Migrants Because The ‘Land Belongs To Everyone’
It has been quite awhile since the Roman Catholic Church has wielded the type of absolute power they had grown accustomed to during the start of the Dark Ages and all the way into the time of the Spanish Inquisition. And like their brothers over in Islam, when Rome is not in power they pretend to be all about “peace and love” until they can seize control once again.

Trump admin allows veterans’ hospitals to have Bibles, Christmas trees again
…”One of my fondest memories growing up, we used to sing Christmas carols at the VA hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina,”…”Something as simple and as decent as that was being stopped,” he said. “With the support of the president, we just said enough is enough.”