5 Dec 2019

NASA warning: Dangerous asteroid to make its close approach, will gravitational keyhole trigger collision?
NASA’s Centre of Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) has now spotted a potentially dangerous asteroid that is now in its way towards the earth. As per the initial analysis, this space rock measuring 76 meters to 170 meters in diameter will make its close approach on December 06, 2019. The asteroid is now screeching at a speed of 27,034 kilometers per hour, and if it hits the earth, it could cause considerable regional damage, but not on a global scale.

REPORT: Trump and Netanyahu Finalize Pact to Be Military Allies in Gog and Magog
Debka File, an English language Israeli military intelligence news site, reported that the dialogue between Netanyahu and Trump was to finalize a military cooperation pact whose details were worked out during meetings between U.S. and Israeli generals in recent months. If true, this military pact would be a landmark.

Leaked: Iran Targeting 21 American Military Bases with Missiles for “Greatest War”
Iranian General Allahnoor Noorollahi, a top advisor to the commander of the IRGC Officers College, said during a speech on November 29, 2019 that 21 of the US bases in the region are targets for Iran’s missiles reports MEMRI. General Noorollahi claims that Iran has more powerful capabilities. He also added that Iran prepared for “the greatest war against the greatest enemy.”

Pope Francis Declares That Christian Fundamentalists Are “A Scourge”
Beware of the fundamentalist groups: everyone has his own. In Argentina too there is a little fundamentalist corner. And let us try, with fraternity, to go forward. Fundamentalism is a scourge and all religions have some kind of fundamentalist first cousin there, which forms a group. Ostensibly, these remarks apply to fundamentalists from all religions. But by mentioning Argentina, the Pope made it exceedingly clear who his real target was. There aren’t any “Muslim fundamentalists” or “Hindu fundamentalists” in Argentina. The fundamentalists that he was referring to are the Christian fundamentalists in Argentina, and in the very next sentence he denounced such people as “a scourge”.

Trump Slams “Two-Faced” Trudeau After Hot-Mic Video Slip
President Trump isn’t one to let criticism go unanswered, and in keeping with tradition, the president called Trudeau “two-faced” Wednesday during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in response to the hot mic video where Trudeau was seen bad-mouthing Trump to Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron.

NASA probe nearing sun reveals new details about solar winds
“We were certainly hoping we’d see new phenomena and new processes when we got close to the sun – and we certainly did,” Nicola Fox, director of the U.S. space agency’s heliophysics division, told reporters. “Some of the information that we found pretty much confirmed what we expected, but some of it is totally unexpected.”

Al-Baghdadi’s ‘deputy’ captured in northern Iraq
A senior Daesh [ISIS] militant close to the former leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has been captured in northern Iraq. Police in Huwaijah, Kirkuk province, managed to track down the extremist who operated under the name “Abu Khaldoun”. He was caught hiding inside an apartment with a fake identification card, according to government security officials.

“We’re Sitting Ducks” – Australian Politicians Warn Of Threat From Chinese Regime
More than a dozen Australian senators voted Tuesday calling for an investigation into Australia’s relationship with China, with one politician saying that Australia is a “sitting duck” to foreign influence from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

PM: Israel ‘actively countering Iranian aggression’
Israel is working to stop Iranian belligerence throughout the Middle East, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said…at the start of his meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo… Netanyahu made the statement hours after Arab news outlets reported an explosion in an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) weapons depot at an airport near al-Bukamal on the Syria-Iraq border…

Explosion strikes Iranian weapons depot in Syria – report
Large explosions were reported at an Iranian base in Al-Bukamal in eastern Syria after unidentified aircraft targeted a weapons depot at the site, according to the Step news agency. A correspondent for Step reported that Iranian militias fired anti-aircraft fire at a reconnaissance aircraft that was spotted shortly before the attack.

US seizes Iranian guided missile parts headed to Yemen – report
A U.S. Navy warship seized advanced missile parts believed to be linked to Iran from a boat it had stopped in the Arabian Sea…as Trump’s administration pressures Tehran to curb its activities in the region. In a statement, the Pentagon confirmed that on Nov. 25 a U.S. warship found “advanced missile components” on a stateless vessel and an initial investigation indicated the parts were of Iranian origin.

Benjamin Netanyahu agrees to December 22 Likud leadership race
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu authorized on Wednesday to hold a Likud leadership race on Sunday, December 22, 11 days after the Knesset would be dispersed if no government is formed, Channel 12 reported. A Likud spokesman said he would not confirm the report, calling it premature.

Macron pension reform: France braces for severe disruption amid strike
France is preparing for severe disruption as millions of workers go on strike in protest at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions. School and transport workers will join police, lawyers and hospital and airport staff in a general walkout. France’s largest nationwide strike in years was agreed by unions unhappy with President Emmanuel Macron’s plans for a universal points-based pension system.

Berlin murder: Germany expels two Russian diplomats
Months after a man was shot dead in a Berlin park, Germany is throwing out two Russian diplomats because it suspects the murder was ordered by Russia or Russia’s Chechen republic. The expulsions come shortly after Germany’s chief prosecutor decided to take over the case. Germany has accused Russia of failing to assist in the investigation.

Iran Is Secretly Moving Missiles Into Iraq, U.S. Officials Say
The buildup comes as the United States has rebuilt its military presence in the Middle East to counter emerging threats to American interests, including attacks on oil tankers and facilities that intelligence officials have blamed on Iran. Since May, the Trump administration has sent roughly 14,000 additional troops to the region, primarily to staff Navy ships and missile defense systems.

Hospitals Sue Trump to Keep Negotiated Prices Secret
The nation’s hospital groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday over a new federal rule that would require them to disclose the discounted prices they give insurers for all sorts of procedures. The hospitals, including the American Hospital Association, argued in a lawsuit filed in United States District Court in Washington that the new rule “is unlawful, several times over.”

J.J. Abrams: ‘The Rise Of Skywalker’ Will Have LGBTQ Representation
Director J.J. Abrams has allegedly delivered on his promise to feature more LGBTQ representation in the Star Wars universe via the upcoming film “Rise of Skywalker.” Though the characters Finn and Poe will not be lovers, Abrams said the representation will still be apparent.

Trump Administration Considers 14,000 More Troops for Mideast
The Trump administration is considering a significant expansion of the U.S. military footprint in the Middle East to counter Iran, including dozens more ships, other military hardware and as many as 14,000 additional troops, U.S. officials said.

Human trafficking in America among worst in world: report
The United States is again ranked as one of the worst countries in the world for human trafficking. According to a recently released report by the State Department, the top three nations of origin for victims of human trafficking in 2018 were the United States, Mexico and the Philippines.

Gadhimai Hindu festival: World’s ‘largest animal sacrifice’ under way in defiance of ban
Hindu worshippers have begun beheading thousands of buffalo in Nepalas part of what is thought to be the world’s largest animal sacrifice event.

Health Department: Over 140 Confirmed Cases Of Deadly Drug-Resistant Fungus In New Jersey
The New Jersey Department of Health says there’s over 140 confirmed cases of a deadly drug-resistant fungus in the state. According to the health department, as of Sept. 30, there’s been 141 cases of Candida auris, a fungus that causes serious infections in patients with ventilators, primarily in long-term acute hospitals or nursing homes.

The Big Wobble: Unprecedented rainfall kills hundreds in Central Africa with nearly one million displaced and thousands of hectares flooded: Rainfall 300% above average
An incredible downpour delivered two years of rainfall in just one day on the small East African nation of Djibouti as East Africa continues to suffer astonishing downpours which started in October. Apparently, rainfall from October to mid-November has been up to 300% above average in the Horn of Africa region affecting more than 250,000 people.

As many as 5 tropical cyclones could form in Indian Ocean this week Following a brief quiet spell, the Indian Ocean is set to explode with tropical activity this week as multiple cyclones may develop.
Following a brief quiet spell, the Indian Ocean is set to explode with tropical activity this week as multiple cyclones may develop.

Latest round of tests confirms that Cheerios and other children’s cereals are contaminated with Roundup
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has compiled fresh data on the levels of toxic glyphosate (Roundup) found in several popular oat-based breakfast cereals, and the verdict is this: All of them contain at least trace amounts of the cancer-causing herbicide, while most of them are loaded with it.

Record winter storm finally exits Northeast, leaving widespread chaos and at least 7 people dead
A major, cross-continental winter storm that caused widespread disruptions and broke records across the U.S. last week has finally begun exiting New England on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. However, more bad weather is expected in parts of the country mid-week, lake-effect snow in the Great Lakes, heavy snow in the northeast, and atmospheric river over Southern California to the interior Southwest.

Millions of Caskets to be Needed In Cascadia! The Mount Rainier Threat
..Both Mt. Rainier and also the New Madrid fault zone are both shaking, and a catastrophic seismic event at either location would cause death and destruction at unparalleled and never seen-before-level. Mt. Rainier is considered one of the most deadliest volcanoes in the world. And it is not a matter of “if” not “when” before a major eruption occurs and produces a catastrophic loss of life.