9 Jan 2020

Ilhan Omar ‘stricken with PTSD’ amid US-Iran tensions
Rep. Jim Banks called Omar’s PTSD comments a “disgrace,” and “offensive to our nation’s veterans who really do have PTSD after putting their life on the line to keep America safe.”

Kohelet Policy Forum Applaud Trump Administration Announcement to “Disavow” Hansel Memo on Legality of Israeli Settlements
The Kohelet Policy Forum applauds the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement that the U.S. is “disavowing” the 1978 State Department memo that wrongly concluded that Israeli settlements violate international law. Secretary Pompeo makes clear that the U.S. not only does not adopt the conclusions of the Carter-era memo, but entirely repudiates it as a source of legal guidance.

Understanding Iran’s End Times Eschatology – The Mahdi & The Mosque
For the first time ever, a blood red flag is being flown over the famous Jamkaran Mosque in the Iranian “holy city” of Qom. And as I will explain below, the fact that this mosque is directly associated with the Mahdi makes this symbolic gesture doubly significant. The hoisting of this flag was broadcast on Iranian state television, and it was obviously intended to send a message to Shiites all over the globe. So precisely what was that message?

Glacier National Park making changes to its signs as the settled science wasn’t so settled after all
The signs at Glacier National Park warning that its signature glaciers would be gone by 2020 are being changed. They were added more than a decade ago to reflect climate change forecasts at the time by the US Geological Survey, a park spokeswoman says.

Surveillance Capitalism: Weaponizing The Web To Manipulate Behavior
Over the past two decades, an entirely new economic model has taken hold, seemingly right under our noses. Whereas the Internet and digital technologies once promised to liberate humanity through disintermediation and shared connections, now they have been turned into tools for behavioral manipulation and exploitation.

Senate Democrats break with Pelosi over impeachment trial
Democrats are finally acknowledging that their efforts to extract concessions from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial are coming to an end. And Senate Democrats say it’s time to begin the trial and end the delay.

‘Iranian attack was intended to kill US personnel’
The top US military officer said on Wednesday that Iran’s missile attack in Iraq on Tuesday night had been intended to kill US personnel as well as cause major damage at al-Asad airbase. “I believe, based on what I saw and what I know, is that (the strikes) were intended to cause structural damage, destroy vehicles and equipment and aircraft and to kill personnel.

Netanyahu: Iran will ‘suffer overwhelming blow’ if it attacks Israel
“The state of Israel is the stable anchor in the stormy [Middle East] waters,” Netanyahu said. “We stand firm in the face of those who seek to destroy us. Anyone who tries to attack us will suffer the most overwhelming blow.” The prime minister added that Israel “stands completely besides the United States.”

Israel unveils breakthrough laser to intercept missiles, aerial threats
The Defense Ministry has made a technological breakthrough in the development of lasers that can intercept aerial threats, including rockets and antitank guided missiles, it announced Wednesday.

Rabbi Glick Interrupts Netanyahu’s Speech to Remind him to Build Third Temple
Warning about the dangers of Israel’s withdrawal from the region it liberated in the Six-Day-War, Netanyahu stated: “If Israel is not present on the hills of Judea and Samaria, Islamists will take over instead.” Without skipping a beat, Rabbi Yehuda Glick interrupted him yelling: “same with the Temple Mount!” Bennett responded to Glick’s comment saying: “You’re absolutely right Yehuda, also the Temple Mount.”

Magnitude 5 Earthquake Near Iran’s Nuclear Facility
An earthquake struck Iran near the Islamic Regime’s Bushehr nuclear plant on Wednesday according to reports. The event happened as missiles were launched at Iraqi bases housing US troops. This is the second magnitude 5 earthquake to hit the area of Iran’s Busheir Nuclear Facility in less than two weeks.

Iran-backed militias, IRGC threaten further ‘revenge’ attacks
As US President Donald Trump announced that Iran appeared to be “standing down,” Iranian officials and Iran-backed Iraqi militias warned that further “revenge” attacks would be carried out in the near future in response to the US assassination of former IRGC Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani.

Israeli tech company producing water from air gets top honor in Las Vegas
Genny, the Israeli-innovated home appliance that generates water out of thin air, was named the Consumer Technology Association’s Energy Efficiency Product of the Year in the 2020 Smart Home Mark of Excellence Awards at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Wednesday night – an award series that annually recognizes the tech industry’s top smart home innovations.

Libya conflict: Turkey and Russia call for ceasefire
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have called for a ceasefire to end the conflict in Libya. The two leaders are seen to back rival sides in a conflict dragging in an increasing number of states. After talks in Istanbul, Mr Erdogan and Mr Putin said the ceasefire should come into force at midnight on Sunday.

China facial-recognition case puts Big Brother on trial
Facial-recognition technology has become embedded in China, from airports to hotels, e-commerce sites and even public toilets, but a law professor had enough when asked to scan his face at a safari park. Guo Bing took the wildlife park to court, raising the temperature in a growing debate about privacy and abuse of personal data in an increasingly digitised society.

New Virus Discovered by Chinese Scientists Investigating Pneumonia Outbreak
Chinese scientists investigating a mystery illness that has sickened dozens in central China have discovered a new strain of coronavirus, a development that will test the country’s upgraded capabilities for dealing with unfamiliar infectious diseases. The novel coronavirus was genetically sequenced from a sample from one patient and subsequently found in some of the others affected in the city of Wuhan…

More than 500 earthquakes have rattled the Puerto Rico region in 10 days. There may be more to come
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake that killed one person in Puerto Rico on Tuesday is one of hundreds of tremors that have rattled the island for more than a week. And experts say the shaking is not over yet. The latest earthquake struck during the predawn hours, flattening homes, knocking out power in some areas and jolting awake terrified residents.

Pompeo says U.S. support for Israeli settlements advances peace with Palestinians
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that Washington’s backing for Israel’s settlements in the occupied West Bank will advance Israeli-Palestinian peace, angering Palestinian leaders who seek the territory for a state…Pompeo in November announced that the United States no longer viewed Israel’s settlements on West Bank land…as “inconsistent with international law”.

CNN Gives Platform To Spokeswoman For The 1979 US Embassy Hostage-Takers To Push Iran Propaganda
CNN on Monday conducted a lengthy interview with an Iranian government official who once served as the spokeswoman for a group of students who held 52 American diplomats hostage for more than a year in 1979.

James Shupe Leaves ‘Fraud’ Transgender Lifestyle: ‘Legal Fiction Based on Pseudoscience’
James Shupe, the man who became the first person to obtain a legal sex designation of “non-binary,” now says the transgender lifestyle is a “fraud.”

Planned Parenthood Murdered Record Number of Unborn Babies in 2018-2019 While Receiving $616 Million in Taxpayer Funds
The abortion and contraception giant Planned Parenthood has released its annual report, which shows that the organization performed a record number of abortions during the 2018-2019 fiscal year, as 345,672 babies were murdered in their mother’s womb, up 12,915 from the year prior and up 24,288 from two years ago. Government funding was also at a record high, as Planned Parenthood received over $616 million in reimbursements and grants.

Mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China is causing panic
Weeks before an influx of visitors are slated to travel around China for the Lunar New Year, 59 people have been infected with a mysterious viral pneumonia, and officials still don’t know exactly how they got sick or what they’re sick with.

Illinois pot shops can’t keep up with demand after state legalizes recreational use
Less than a week after legalizing recreational marijuana in Illinois, an overwhelming number of buyers have strained the state’s supply and forced several dispensaries to shut down due to product shortages.

Obama’s Legacy: Iranian-backed Hezbollah Says It Has 70,000 Missiles Pointed at Israel in Case Tehran Calls
Iranians were heard shouting, “Allahu Akbar!” as the missiles were fired off.

1 dead as violent cloudburst triggers flood in Nahariya, Israel
A violent cloudburst hit Nahariya, Israel on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, leading to widespread flooding in which one person lost its life. This was the second severe storm within a week, following the first one on January 4 that claimed four lives in Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Givat Nili.

Widespread floods and landslides hit Turkey, huge amounts of snow at higher elevations
Torrential rains have been battering Turkey for days beginning Monday, January 6, 2020, disrupting daily life in parts of the country as the downpour sparked widespread flash floods and landslides, claiming at least two lives. Extreme weather conditions led to heavy traffic, travel delays, power outages, and road closures. Huge amounts of snow were also reported at higher elevations.

Blake hits Western Australia, new tropical system forming near Northern Territory expected to make landfall between Maningrida and Croker Island
Tropical Cyclone “Blake” made landfall near Wallal Downs, Western Australia on January 7, 2020 with winds up to 85 km/h (53 mph) and heavy rain. Blake is the first named storm of the 2019/20 Australian region cyclone season. Meanwhile, another tropical cyclone is brewing near the coast of Northern Territory. It is forecast to approach and most likely cross the north coast early on Friday between Maningrida and Croker Island, then continue towards the Darwin area or the Tiwi Islands while gradually weakening.

Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes gets life sentence in Brian Terry ‘Fast and Furious’ killing
One of the men convicted of killing Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010 was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for the crime, which shocked the country and exposed the Obama administration’s Fast and Furious gun-walking operations.

“Evil Sunrise” – Creepy Red Devil Horns Rise Over Iran
Creepy red devil horns over the Persian Gulf were photographed during a solar eclipse.

Ebola-infected woman crosses America’s open border and dies in a U.S. hospital… “human weapons” infected with Ebola are being sent into the USA
There’s still no formidable wall protecting America’s southern border from continued invasion, which means that “migrants” and “refugees” – let’s call these people what they really are: illegals – continue to flood into our country like a broken fire hydrant. And some of them, disturbing new reports indicate, are bringing with them deadly Ebola infections that could create a national health nightmare.

Israel Unveils Stunning New Hyper-Advanced Technology That Allows Them To Intercept Incoming Missiles Through Laser Beam Defense System
Even though their hearts as a nation are from Him, very far, the God of Abraham continues to keep His protective and providential hand upon His chosen people the Jews. With a little less than 15 million Jews worldwide, and a nation smaller than the size of New Jersey, the Jews continue to amaze the world with their innovation and development in technology, defense, agriculture, medicine and so many other areas. When was the last time you read about any Muslim in any Muslim nation inventing anything the whole world could benefit from? You never have and likely never will. Why? Because the Jews are so successful because God makes them that way.