23 Dec 2019

IDF Strikes Hamas Weapons Factory , Tunnel, Naval Post in Response to Two Rocket Attacks
The IDF hit several military targets in Gaza overnight on Thursday in response to two separate rockets attacks from Gaza.

Iowa Man Gets 16 Years for Burning LGBT Flag
As leftists are free to torch U.S. flags across the nation, an Iowa man is paying a heavy price for burning a rainbow LGBT pride flag. In addition to spending a decade and a half in prison for burning the LGBT flag, the 30-year-old Martinez also will be serving an additional year for his use of fire and 30 days for harassment.

Gallup Poll Finds Majority Now Oppose Impeaching And Removing Trump From Office
More than 50% oppose impeachment and removal, an increase of five percentage points, according to the poll. (RELATED: Poll: Trump Approval Rating Hits Net Positive As Support For Impeachment Plummets)

Top Chinese universities amend charters to remove reference to freedom
Dozens of Chinese students staged a rare protest on a university campus in Shanghai after their school amended its charter to remove references to academic freedom and replaced them with a pledge of loyalty to the ruling Chinese Communist Party. At least three top Chinese universities have edited their charters since the beginning of December, with Shanghai’s prestigious Fudan University removing references to “freedom of thought,” prompting the daring clap-back on social media from students.

Maryland Elections Board Sued for Hiding Voter Registration Records
“This case is greater than a denied open records request,” Churchwell continued. “This is a statement to election officials around the nation that you cannot expect to get away with denying a critical voting right—the right to inspect our election records.”

FISA Judge Orders FBI To Identify All Cases Involving Lawyer Who Allegedly Altered Carter Page Email
Clinesmith, who recently resigned from the FBI, has also been identified as the FBI employee who sent anti-Trump text messages discussed in a separate IG report released in 2018. According to the report, a lawyer identified as Clinesmith wrote Nov. 21, 2016, to a colleague, “Viva le [sic] Resistance!,” during a discussion about opposing Trump.

Turkey adds former Palestinian politician Dahlan to most wanted list
Arrest warrants have been issued for Dahlan on accusations of playing a role in the 2016 attempted coup in Turkey, seeking to change the constitutional order by force, and various spying-related charges, the ministry said in a statement.

Netanyahu: ICC makes Jewish rights to biblical Israel a war crime
Israel plans to push back against the “absurd” decision by the International Criminal Court: To turn the right of Jews to live in biblical Israel into a war crime, while ignoring the human rights abuses of countries like Iran, Syria and Turkey, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the cabinet at the start of its weekly meeting on Sunday.

Sanders: Netanyahu is a ‘Racist,’ US must be Pro-Palestinian
Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) last week labeled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “racist” and said the U.S. policy must be “pro-Palestinian.”

British MPs backed up Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to leave EU on January 31
British MPs have backed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan for the UK to leave the European Union (EU) on January 31. They voted 358 to 234 – a majority of 124 – in favour of the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, which now goes on to further scrutiny in Parliament, the BBC reported on Friday. The bill would also ban an extension of the transition period – during which the UK is out of the EU but follows many of its rules – past 2020. The Prime Minister said the country was now “one step closer to getting Brexit done”.

Strong earthquake 6.4 Richter scale hits Afghanistan, Pakistan
A massive earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck Afghanistan and Pakistan on Friday evening, with casualties and property damage feared. Tremors of the quake, which occurred at 5.09 p.m. and whose epicenter was in the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan with a depth of 210 km, were also felt across north India as far as the Delhi-NCR region, the IMD said.

Space Alien Research Could Get Its First Grad Program
Scientists aim to make the search for extraterrestrial intelligence academically respectable. Although SETI has been around for about 60 years, it is still a small and immature academic field, with its research happening largely outside the ivory tower.

Dulis: Christianity Today Editor Champions Theologian Who Excused Stalin’s Mass Murder
Reading this piece, …those issues are dwarfed substantially by the stunning hypocrisy of Galli’s judgment on the Deplorables… . [W]e have done our best to give evangelical Trump supporters their due, to try to understand their point of view,… Note the admission here: “We,” CT‘s editorial staff, have tried to understand the “they” of Trump supporters. That phrasing — us and them — indicates there are no Trump supporters among CT‘s editorial staff,… .

A decade of aliyah: In 2010s, 250,000 immigrants from 150 countries
Over 250,000 olim immigrated to Israel from 150 countries in the 2010s, the Jewish Agency announced on Saturday. The organization added that 2019 marked the record year for aliyah of the decade, with 34,000 new immigrants moving to the country, over 3,000 more than in 2015, which previously had held the record, and 3,500 more than in 2018.

Israel attacks military targets near Damascus, 3 dead – report
Three people were allegedly killed in reported Israeli strikes in Syria on Sunday night, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Israel attacked several targets in the Set Zaynab area near Damascus on Sunday night, the Lebanese newspaper Al Ahbar reported on Monday morning.

Syria war: Turkey can’t handle new ‘refugee wave’, says Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that his country cannot handle a “new refugee wave” from Syria. Tens of thousands of people have fled towards the Turkish border amid increased bombardment of the rebel-held Idlib province in north-west Syria. Turkey already hosts some 3.7 million Syrian refugees – the largest refugee population in the world.

Isis in Iraq: Militants ‘getting stronger again’
There are growing indications that the Islamic State (IS) group is re-organising in Iraq, two years after losing the last of its territory in the country. Kurdish and Western intelligence officials have told the BBC that the IS presence in Iraq is a sophisticated insurgency, and IS attacks are increasing.

Here’s how China became the world’s No. 2 economy and how it plans on being No. 1
China is on the cusp of keeping a big promise — a vow to double its GDP and income in a decade and take the country to the forefront of the global economic power structure. The nation now faces the challenge of keeping the momentum going in the face of mounting challenges. The ascension began in the late 1970s with a move to more open markets.

Libya’s east-based forces seize ship with Turkish crew
Libya’s forces based in the country’s east say they have seized a ship with Turkish crew members amid tensions in the eastern Mediterranean over a contentious maritime border deal involving Tripoli and Ankara. The development comes as Turkey recently increased its backing for Libya’s U.N.-supported government, based in the country’s west, in the capital of Tripoli.

Climate change: Dutch court rules people have a fundamental right to be protected from climate change, government must reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The highest court in the Netherlands ruled Friday that the nation’s government must cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by the end of next year. The landmark case marks the first time a country has been held responsible by its courts to take action against climate change.

Tropical Storm “Phanfone” (Ursula) to hit the Philippines on Christmas
Tropical Depression “Phanfone” outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) has intensified into a tropical storm on Sunday morning, December 22, 2019. This is the 29th named storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season.

Tornado tears through Surrey, damaging at least 26 homes and 13 cars, UK
A tornado battered the town of Chertsey in Surrey County, South East England, on Saturday, December 21, 2019, damaging homes and properties. More than 90 flood warnings remain in place across southern England where areas have already been soaked by showers, the eastern region, the Midlands, and Yorkshire.

Trudeau moves to criminalize therapy for unwanted same-sex attraction
A bill that will criminalize “conversion therapy” in Canada is a “despicable” attack on religious liberty that could lead to Christians going to jail for proclaiming that homosexual individuals can change, warns Canada’s pro-life, pro-family organization Campaign Life Coalition.

Pope Francis, in Christmas Message, Says Church Must Adapt to Post-Christian West
The Catholic Church must adopt new approaches to evangelization in a post-Christian West, Pope Francis said in a Christmas message to Vatican officials.

Bloomberg Recommends Virtue Signaling Elites Atone For Private Jet Use With Carbon Credits
Eco-guilt has a price…

Pope quotes late cardinal to say the church is ‘200 years out of date’
Pope Francis on Saturday called on the Vatican hierarchy to embrace change as he quoted a late progressive cardinal who warned that the Catholic Church was seriously behind the times.

Artificial Intelligence: Discreetly Reported to White House Chinese Plans to Assassinate President Trump, Family, Cabinet & Members of Congress with Micro-Botic Robo Insect Drones, Says The AI Organization
This Press Release makes public our Report to the White House and Secret Service in the Spring of 2019, entailing China’s plan to use Micro-Bot’s, cybernetic enhanced dragonflies, and Robo insect drones infused with poison, guided by AI automated drone systems, to kill certain members of congress, world leaders, President Trump and his family.

Pope Francis Has Blasted Conservative Christians, Warning That: ‘Rigid Conservative Christians Are Actually Creating A Minefield Of Hatred’
Pope Francis has blasted conservative Christians who pursue their faith too “rigidly” cautioning their “rigid outlook” is developing a “minefield of misunderstanding and hatred.”

Democrats in Conjunction with the United Nations Are Moving to Plan B and the Complete Subjugation of fhe United States
I am in possession of information regarding the coming lockdown of California by Governor Newsome. The descrptions parallel what Mike Adams wrote in his ground-breaking article three days ago.

Steven Mnuchin Explains Why $1.5 Trillion In $100 Bills Have Disappeared
“There’s a lot of Benjamins all over the world”