31 Jan 2020

Coronavirus symptoms clarified in largest study of virus so far
A newly published article in the prestigious journal The Lancet is offering the most thorough insights to date into the clinical characteristics of the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus. The study examined 99 of the earliest cases detected, describing the most common symptoms and the types of patients most likely to contract the virus.

Israel strikes Hamas in Gaza after rocket attack, as region heats up
The Israel Defense Forces said in a statement that warplanes and other aircraft carried out attacks on a “wide array of targets belonging to the Hamas terror group. … constituting a real blow to Hamas’s abilities to build up [its forces].”

100,000 Chinese “Under Observation” As Coronavirus Deaths Soar; State Dept Finally Issues “Do Not Travel To China” Advisory
Nearly two weeks since the start of the Coronavirus epidemic, which has now resulted in over 100,000 Chinese being placed under observation, and over 210 people dead, the US finally did the right thing when late on Thursday the U.S. State Department warned Americans not to travel to China because of the spreading coronavirus outbreak.

US Boosts ‘Glide Breaker’ Program To Shoot Down Putin’s “Invincible” Hypersonic Missiles
Hypersonic weapons have been the big talk at the Pentagon of late. Early this week US defense officials unveiled that America’s classified hypersonics program will undergo a “very aggressive” expansion over the course of the next year. This is to include expanded testing, including at least “four initial flight tests of prototypes for glide bombs that can fly five times the speed of sound and maneuver en route,”

African swine fever: disease spreading slowly in EU
EFSA has published its latest annual update on the presence of African swine fever (ASF) in the European Union. During the period covered by the report – November 2018 to October 2019 – Czechia became officially ASF-free. The disease was, however, confirmed as present in Slovakia, meaning there continue to be nine affected countries in the EU.

Rush Limbaugh: ‘Get ready’ for Dems’ march to extreme left
So, Democrats have learned from their defeat in 2016, accommodating the blue-collar workers they lost and moderating their extreme stances on issues such as abortion. Well, no, says talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh. Democrats don’t learn and adjust strategy after defeats, he said, they “get mad and get even.”

5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia
Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia on Thursday morning, United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage to the property as a result of the quake.

In Landslide Defeat, Dems Lose Race That Was Supposed To Start Turning Texas Blue
For years, Democrats have been talking about flipping Texas from red to blue,…That prospect took a serious hit on Tuesday when Texans elected Republican businessman Gary Gates over Democratic educator Eliz Markowitz by an impressive 58 to 42 percent margin to become the next congressman for the 28th Congressional District.

PA spent at least $149.7 million shekels in 2019 on “Pay-for-Slay”
As US President Trump demanded the “halting the financial compensation to terrorists”, just publicized PA documents show the PA admits to paying 517.4 million shekels in salaries to terrorists in 2019, a rise of 15 million shekels compared to 2018.

Disorders on Temple Mount after Friday morning prayers at Al-Aqsa
Dozens of worshipers held a procession chanting nationalistic slogans at the end of Friday morning prayers on the Temple Mount, Israel police said in a statement. Following the disorders, police forces entered the area and dispersed the crowd, restoring the calm, it added. Friday prayers at al-Aqsa Mosque recently have been used to protest against Israeli actions at the site.

IDF attacks terror targets after rocket barrage in Gaza border communities
The IDF attacked Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Thursday night in response to a barrage of rockets sent into Israel a few hours prior. IDF airplanes and fighter jets attacked a long line of terrorist targets belonging to Hamas in the southern Gaza Strip. Among other targets, the IDF struck an underground cell belonging to the terrorist organization.

Majority supports decriminalizing sex work
A majority of U.S. voters support decriminalizing sex work, according to an analysis released Thursday by left-leaning think tank Data for Progress. The report found 52 percent of respondents said they either strongly support or somewhat support decriminalization, compared with 36 percent who opposed it and 13 percent who were unsure.

Syria war: Rebel-held Idlib ‘hit by 200 air strikes in three days’
There have been 200 air strikes on opposition-held territory in northern Syria in the last three days, mainly targeting civilians, the US has said. Special envoy James Jeffrey told reporters the attacks in Idlib province had been carried out by the Syrian government and its ally, Russia.

Fomer Hamas leader: Palestinians working to foil Trump plan
Palestinians around the world are uniting to thwart U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, former Hamas leader Khaled Mashal said Thursday, criticizing Arab governments who supported the plan. “We completely reject this deal and we are confident it will fail. But we will not wait for its failure, we will make it fail,” Mashal told Reuters from his residence in Qatar’s capital Doha.

Pentagon seeks Iraqi permission to deploy missile defences
The United States has asked Iraq for permission to put Patriot missile systems at bases hosting US troops to improve defences against attacks like the January 8 Iranian missile attack that caused brain injuries to more than 50 US troops… “That is one of the matters we have to work on and work through” with the Baghdad government, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told a Pentagon news conference.

‘Persecuted even after death’: China bans Christians from holding religious funerals
Christians across China are prohibited from holding religious funerals for their deceased loved ones as the Communist Party continues to tighten its grip on the regulation of religion and religious activity.

Franklin Graham Event Canceled Because He Views Gay Marriage a ‘Sin’
The Rev. Franklin Graham, an evangelist and the son of the late preacher Billy Graham, was slated to speak this summer at a venue in Liverpool. The venue, however, put a wrench into the plans by canceling the contract.

Brazil counts the cost after highest recorded rainfall in 110 years
There have been some notable heavy rainfall and snowfall events recently. Flooding and landslides in south-east Brazil have killed at least 30 people, with a further 17 missing and 2,600 evacuated from their homes.

Cold wave grips northern Saudi Arabia, meteorologists fear strongest cold snap ever
Parts of Saudi Arabia are shivering through a strong cold snap with chilly winds particularly in the northern regions.

Kansas Senate Passes Constitutional Amendment Confirming There’s No Right to Abortion
The Kansas Senate approved a state constitutional amendment Wednesday confirming that there is no right to abortion or to force taxpayers to pay for them.

Bill to allow physician-assisted suicide in Virginia sparks debate
Opponents of assisted suicide held a press conference Wednesday to reject legislation that would allow patients with terminal conditions to request a life-ending substance from a physician.

Nordstrom Starts Selling Used Clothes To Broke Americans
Fashion retailer Nordstrom gets it: Americans are becoming poorer, and it’s time for it to capitalize on recommerce, otherwise known as reverse commerce, which basically means Nordstrom is going to sell secondhand clothing.

The World Health Organization Declares Wuhan Coronavirus From China To Now Be A Global Emergency After Number Of Cases Nearing 10,000
The longer the Wuhan coronavirus from China escalates, the more information comes out about it. As the number of infected is nearing towards 10,000, the World Health Organization has declared it to be a global emergency. Time to panic, or is it just another over-hyped news story like the Ebola outbreak was? Will it disappear as fast as that one did? Questions, questions, and very little real answers.

Communist Candidate For President Bernie Sanders Endorses The ‘Squad’ And Aligns Himself With Far Left Radical Pro-Islamist Congresswomen
OK, I get it. You don’t like Trump, you find him “offensive”, and since you’re not a Liberal you’ve decided to “sit this one out” and not vote for anyone in “silent protest”, that’s your plan, right? Well, let me tell you what your silent protest will actually accomplish. By not voting for Trump, or by simply not voting at all, your cowardice will allow Communist Bernie Sanders to sweep into power who, aligned with his radical, pro-Islamist comrades, will turn this nation into something you won’t recognize again in your lifetime.

Will the corona virus cause a global economic collapse? The BDI says yes!
Under the category, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Along this line of thinking, I feel like it’s the Monday before Black Tuesday in 1929. I know that many of you have family members who think you are insane to suggest that your bank could fail and the economy could fail due to the spread of the Coronavirus.

Tennessee State Rep. Files Bill To Officially Designate CNN As ‘Fake News’
…media outlets pushing this agenda should be recognised as “fake news and part of the media wing of the Democratic Party.”