25 Jan 2020

UK Researcher Predicts Over 250,000 Chinese Will Have Coronavirus In Ten Days
When it comes to estimating the human capital and potential fallout from a highly contagious epidemic, arguably the most important variable is the R0 (“R-naught”) value of the disease, which represents the average number of secondary cases arising from an average primary case in a entirely susceptible population. Human-to-human transmission is occurring and a preliminary R0 estimate of 1.4-2.5 was presented. Needless to say, while 2.5 is quite high, and in line with that of the Spanish flu epidemic which infected about half a billion people back in 1918, killing as many as 100 million before it eventually fizzled out, the real coronavirus R0 number may end up being far higher 3.6-4.0 or roughly the same as SARS,…

ICE Chief Threatens Sanctuary City Officials with Jail Time if They Don’t Comply with Subpoenas
According to the Washington Examiner, acting ICE Director Matt Albence told reporters Thursday in Washington that local officials who refuse to cooperate, releasing criminal illegal immigrants back into the population rather than handing them or their personal information over to the agency, should be prepared to “show up to court with a toothbrush.” “That’s the route we’re going,” the ICE chief added.

China Suddenly Increases Death Toll By Over 60% As Virus Jumps To Europe
AFP reports, citing a minister, that two cases of coronavirus are now confirmed in France, as the virus officially spreads to Europe. The outbreak will give President Emmanuel Macron a desperately needed distraction from seemingly never-ending protests of his government. As authorities in Beijing try to convince the world that they have the outbreak under control, researchers in the US and UK have warned that the total number of cases might be closer to 4,000, …

Amir Peretz slams Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century
Labor-Meretz chairman Amir Peretz was a guest at a cultural event in Hadera on Saturday and attacked US President Donald Trump’s peace plan known as the “Deal of the Century.” “Our position is that negotiations should be conducted on the basis of a two-state solution for two peoples, with the principle of land swaps. We oppose any unilateral move,” Peretz said.

Analysis: The Pentagon has a credibility problem, and it’s only getting worse
Americans breathed a collective sigh of relief when, the morning after Iran’s Jan. 8 ballistic missile attack on Al Asad air base in Iraq, Defense Department leaders said there were “no casualties.” That initial assessment hasn’t held up, and neither have the department’s varying statements on the matter since then.

At March for Life, Trump gets an enthusiastic reception
President Donald Trump, seeking to court evangelical voters, addressed thousands of activists gathered Friday on the National Mall for the nation’s largest annual anti-abortion rally. Trump, who this week revealed his “Pro-Life Voices for Trump” coalition for his 2020 reelection campaign, has strong ties to the anti-abortion community and is the first president to speak onstage at the event.

‘This time I’m scared’: experts fear too late for China virus lockdown
China’s bid to contain a deadly new virus by placing cities of millions under quarantine is an unprecedented undertaking but it is unlikely to stop the disease spreading, experts warn. The contagious virus has already reached elsewhere in China and abroad, and even an authoritarian government has only a small timeframe in which trapped residents will submit to such a lockdown, they say.

Pence to Pope Francis: ‘You have made me a hero’
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, a former Catholic, held an unusually long meeting with Pope Francis on Friday and quipped that he emerged from the encounter feeling like “a hero”. Pence’s talks with Francis in the papal library lasted about an hour, twice as long as the meeting between the pope and U.S. President Donald Trump in the same frescoed room in May 2017.

Turkey earthquake: At least 22 dead as buildings collapse
At least 22 people have been killed and more than 1,000 injured in a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey. The magnitude-6.8 quake, centred on the town of Sivrice in Elazig province, caused buildings to collapse and sent residents rushing into the street. Thirty-nine people have been pulled from the wreckage, with more than 20 feared to remain trapped, rescuers say.

Huge rally as Iraqis demand US troops pull out
Huge crowds have taken to the streets of Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, to demand that US forces leave Iraq. Powerful Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr earlier called for a million people to join Friday’s march, close to the US embassy in the capital. Iranian-backed militias were among those protesting in the city.

Article 13: UK will not implement EU copyright law
Universities and Science Minister Chris Skidmore has said that the UK will not implement the EU Copyright Directive after the country leaves the EU. Several companies have criticised the law, which would hold them accountable for not removing copyrighted content uploaded by users, if it is passed. EU member states have until 7 June 2021 to implement the new reforms, but the UK will have left the EU by then.

Cut meat and dairy intake ‘by a fifth’, report urges
People should cut the amount of beef, lamb and dairy produce they eat by a fifth to combat climate change, a report says. It says public bodies should lead the way by offering plant-based options with all meals. But it says if people don’t cut consumption willingly, taxes on meat and dairy might be needed.

Russia to Install ‘Spiritual’ Domestic Apps – Vedomosti
Russian authorities will give priority to “spiritual values” when deciding which Russian-made apps should come pre-installed under a controversial law banning smartphone sales without domestic software, the Vedomosti newspaper reported Thursday. From July 1, smartphones will be required to go on sale with pre-installed apps approved by the Russian government.

Very strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits eastern Turkey
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.8 hit eastern Turkey at 17:55 UTC (20:55 local time) on January 24, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 10 km. This earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Storm Gloria: Death toll rises to 13, over 1 500 evacuated in France after two months’ worth of rain in 48 hours
At least 13 people have died in Spain and more than 1 500 were evacuated in southwest France, authorities confirmed on January 24, 2020, after powerful Storm Gloria caused widespread flooding and left a trail of destruction in its wake. In parts of France, Gloria dumped approximately two months’ worth of rain in just two days. According to Meteo France forecaster Olivier Proust, it was the worst storm to hit the region during the winter period since January 1982.

China coronavirus death toll hits 26 with 830 infected, more than 33 million people in lockdown
China’s coronavirus has killed 26 people and infected 830 as of Friday, January 24, 2020, the National Health Commission (NHC) confirmed. The worsening case prompted more cities in Hubei province to restrict travel, following the lockdown of Wuhan— the center of the infection.

Soccer ball rigged with explosives found attached to balloons near Gaza
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip apparently used balloons to float a soccer ball attached to an explosive device into Israel, as part of an uptick in arson balloon attacks in recent days.

Climate Soothsayer Greta Mimics UN Sustainability
The non-profits and think-tanks have now adopted and added another descriptor to their strategical predictions – sustainable. Mimicking and adopting the dictates of U.N. Agenda 21/2030 Sustainable Development 17 goals, everything is now sustainable. If it is not sustainable, it is not hip and worthy of discussion.

People Flee Their Homes After Massive 6.8 Earthquake In Eastern Turkey, Felt As Far Away As Israel, Leaves 18+ Dead With Over 300 Injured
Eastern Turkey is reeling tonight after a devastating 6.8 earthquake hit outside of the capital city of Ankara, and was felt as far away as Israel, news reports said. Funny how everything in the Middle East is always related some how and in some way to Israel, isn’t it? Fun fact, the word ‘earthquakes’ appears only 3 times in your King James Bible, and it all refers to events that will be happening during the time of Jacob’s trouble. We won’t be in the time of Jacob’s trouble, but I thought it was a fun fact anyway.

New Jersey cops told to halt all use of controversial facial-recognition technology
The state attorney general is ordering all New Jersey police to stop using a powerful new facial-recognition technology that’s pulling millions of photos from social media.

VACCINE BOMBSHELL as U.N. health experts admit toxic vaccine ingredients are harming children worldwide – see video, transcript
 A Dec. 2, 2019 World Health Organization “Global Vaccine Safety Summit” video has been found and leaked to the world, revealing shocking admissions of the health hazards posed by vaccines and their toxic ingredients.

BREAKING: Coronavirus a stealth strain that can be carried by people who show NO fever or coughing symptoms… detection almost impossible under current government guidelines
Coronavirus is spreading among people who show non-respiratorysymptoms. This means detection of the carriers of the virus is going to be extremely difficult, given that nearly all health officials around the world are looking for respiratory symptoms such as coughing, sneezing and breathing difficulties.

Red Cross director admits $10MILLION will not go to bushfire victims
The director of the Red Cross has revealed that almost $11million of the money donated to the bushfire relief fund will go towards ‘administration costs’.

China Goes On Lockdown With Wuhan Coronavirus As Health Authorities Alarmingly Predict Sickness Will Soon Infect 350,000 In Chinese Province
China is struggling to deal with the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus that has the potential to breakout globally, 26 people are dead and thousands more infected. The current panic over the Wuhan coronavirus reminds me of a few years ago and the very similar situation of the Ebola virus. Remember that one?