6 May 2020

‘It’s about control’: Franklin Graham sounds alarm on government’s true motive
“It’s becoming more obvious to people that the response of some in the government is not just about protecting lives, but it’s about control. Never before in our history have those who are well been quarantined rather than those who are sick!

Security official: Iran begins pulling troops out of Syria
“The Iranians are reducing their troop deployment and vacating bases,” officials said Tuesday sighting the cost to Syria for Iran’s presence on their soil as the reason.

Trump Exposes the ‘Great Disparity’: Islam Good; Christianity and Israel Bad
Ramadan is upon us and many Americans—not least the millions who were denied church access during Easter—are wondering: will mosques experience the same ban or will the usual double standard prevail?

Russian Scientists Create ‘Humanized’ Mice For COVID-19 Drug Testing
The mouse line is created using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology. The scientists edit the genome of the mice so they express the humanized version of genes involved in viral entry. This way when mice are infected with the coronavirus in the laboratory, the disease will have as human-like of an effect on the animals as possible.

China’s PM Receives Report of Impending Military Confrontation with US
A recent report described how China’s top leaders are convinced that a U.S. led global wave of anti-China sentiment may lead to a military confrontation between the two countries.

Syria: Israel Destroys Iranian Chemical Weapons Lab, Kills 14 Iranian Fighters says Report
Two airstrikes carried out in Syria on Monday night are being attributed to Israel, with one entirely destroying an Iranian-backed chemical weapons laboratory. An unconfirmed report claims U.S. made F-35’s flew over Iraqi territory on their way to attacking their targets in northern Syria.

US Navy operates ships in Barents Sea for first time in decades as Russia increases Arctic capabilities
Four U.S. Navy ships and a British Royal Navy frigate entered the Barents Sea north of Russia on May 4 to conduct Arctic security operations, the Pentagon said. The move is the first time U.S. Navy surface vessels have entered the Barents Sea since the mid-1980s. It comes as Russia in recent years has expanded its military capabilities in the Arctic, an area it views as geostrategic for its energy reserves, defense importance, and potentially lucrative northern shipping routes opening due to climate change.

World-first “impossible” rotating detonation engine fires up
But when you need to break the chains of the Earth’s gravity and go to space, every gram of weight makes things that much harder and more expensive. Detonation releases significantly more energy from significantly less fuel mass than combustion, so for more than 60 years, rocket scientists have been working on the idea of a rotating detonation rocket as a potential way to cut down weight and add thrust.

Shikaki: Annexation pressures Abbas to end Oslo, security coordination
Annexation has placed…Abbas under tremendous pressure to abandon his commitment to the Oslo Accords and to end security coordination with Israel even though it could have “catastrophic” consequences… “If Abbas does not go this route, his standing among the Palestinian public will deteriorate significantly…which is very, very low already,” said…the Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah.

Friedman to ‘Post’: To annex, Netanyahu must tell Abbas he’ll negotiate state
…Netanyahu must offer…Abbas to negotiate, based on the establishment of a Palestinian State in 70% of the West Bank, for the US to support Israel moving forward with annexing the other 30%, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman told The Jerusalem Post…The first condition for the US to back for Israel applying sovereignty to all settlements, Biblical sites and the Jordan Valley is the completion of a map by the joint US-Israeli committee.

Iranian, Palestinian militias in Aleppo evacuate after airstrikes
The Iranian-backed Baqir brigade began relocating its military headquarters in Aleppo on Tuesday after alleged Israeli airstrikes targeted a research center in the city this week, according to the Step News Agency. The brigade erected checkpoints at the southern and eastern entrances of the city, began checking the identities of passers-by and searching vehicles.

Three rockets fall near Baghdad Airport
Three Katyusha rockets landed in the perimeter of Baghdad International Airport on Wednesday but caused no damage or casualties, the Iraqi military said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Security officials said it was not immediately clear whether a military base hosting U.S. troops next to the airport was the target.

Coronavirus: UK warned to avoid climate change crisis
The UK must avoid lurching from the coronavirus crisis into a deeper climate crisis, the government’s advisers have warned. They recommend that ministers ensure funds earmarked for a post-Covid-19 economic recovery go to firms that will reduce carbon emissions. They say the public should work from home if possible; and to walk or cycle.

Scientists explain magnetic pole’s wanderings
European scientists think they can now describe with confidence what’s driving the drift of the North Magnetic Pole. It’s shifted in recent years away from Canada towards Siberia. And this rapid movement has required more frequent updates to navigation systems, including those that operate the mapping functions in smartphones.

Knesset to vote on coalition agreement
The Knesset plenum began debating the amendments to Basic Law: The Government, leading up to a vote on a second and third reading of the law. After days of deliberations, the special Knesset committee charged with preparing bills dealing with the establishment of a new coalition government has approved amendments to the bill that will come up for a second and third Readings, sparking fierce criticism from opposition factions.

Gaza militants fire rocket at Israel, IDF responds hitting Hamas posts
A rocket was fired late Tuesday from the Gaza Strip at Israeli border communities the IDF said adding that the rocket landed in an open field and caused no injuries or damage. Israel responded with tank fire at three military posts of the Hamas terror group. The rocket fire came after relative calm on the border since late March when Gaza militants fired a rocket into Israel.

Security official: Iran begins pulling troops out of Syria
An Israeli security official said Iran has begun pulling troops out of Syria for the first time since its involvement in the civil war. “The Iranians are reducing their troop deployment and vacating bases,” officials said Tuesday sighting the cost to Syria for Iran’s presence on their soil as the reason. “Iran is fighting its own war and has become a liability for Syria. Israel will increase its pressure to push Iran out,” the source said.

Is going to school in person obsolete? Cuomo wonders why ‘old model’ persists – syracuse.com
..The state is partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to design a blueprint for post-pandemic education in New York, Cuomo said.

Global study reveals declines in terrestrial but increases in freshwater insect abundances
A study by an international team of researchers found considerable variation in trends even among adjacent sites but an average decline of terrestrial insect abundance by ~9% per decade and an increase of freshwater insect abundance by ~11% per decade. This study has provided the clearest indication yet of how insects worldwide are faring.

Heavy rains cause deadly floods and landslides across Rwanda
Heavy rains battering much of Rwanda since May 1, 2020, triggered severe flooding and landslides, resulting in eight fatalities and hundreds of damaged homes and roads, the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MINEMA) reported on May 4.

Your Head Will Spin After You Realize That Emmanuel Macron Has Both Jewish Ancestry And Inexplicable Ties To Rome And The Assyrian Empire
Let me warn you right off the bat that this particular story will lead you to a very definite and inescapable conclusion as to who French President Emmanuel Macron really is. In it, we will show you the proof that Emmanuel Macron has abundant Jewish ancestry, a family name that goes all the way back to the kingdom the prophet Daniel saw in his visions, a really weird childhood story, and a connection to the ancient kingdom of Assyria that will astound you.

Drug Giant Pfizer Begins Testing Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine On ‘Young And Healthy’ Volunteers, Promises 20 Million Doses January
I spent the first half of my 20-plus year career as a graphic artist working for some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world, never worked for Pfizer though. But I know how they operate, and how they think, and how they will spare no expense to cut any corner to squeeze as much money as possible out of the sale of their medicines. Those sappy, tear-jerking commercials they play on television bear little to no resemblance to the cutthroat world of Big Pharma new product development. Their bottom line will always be money.

Why Do Democrat States Have the Highest Number of Coronavirus Deaths? Why Does NYC Have Thousands of Deaths to Seoul, South Korea’s 2 Deaths?
Why is it that the highest number of deaths related to the China coronavirus are in Democrat led states?  Why does New York City have thousands of more cases than Seoul, South Korea?  What is going on?

Illegal Immigrants Are Suing the Government for Being Denied Coronavirus Stimulus Checks
A group of illegal immigrants with children who were born in the US are suing the federal government because they did not get checks from the stimulus package.

One Minute After The Pretribulation Rapture Of The Church, The Bible Becomes A Closed Book For Those Left Behind
The Bible doctrine of the Pretribulation Rapture is so entrenched in Scripture that it’s not only in the New Testament, it’s also in the Old Testament as well. Enoch, living before both the Flood of Noah and before the Law of Moses is a type of a Christian who never sees death and is translated directly to Heaven in his own private rapture. In Song of Solomon 2:8-10 (KJV), we read the glorious story of the Bride, a type of the Church, being called “up and away” by her Beloved, who is “looking down” through the lattice work from up above.

Kansas City mayor defends ‘Nazi-like’ policy registering people attending church
A conservative law firm is calling a new order in Kansas City, Missouri, “Nazi-like” for requiring churches to “surveil, track, and spy” on anyone who attends an in-person service, but the mayor is pushing back.

Wendy’s Pulls Burgers From Some Restaurants Amid Nationwide Meat Shortage
Wendy’s fast food restaurants are pulling burgers (including their famous “Baconator” sandwich) off menus in about 20% of its restaurants over concerns that beef supplies are running short.

Africa completely unprepared for COVID-19; death numbers could be staggering
If you thought the coronavirus death toll in places like Italy, Spain and the U.S. was bad, it could really be a drop in the bucket compared to what might happen when the virus takes hold in Africa.

UN Special Rapporteur incites hatred towards the Jewish People
UN Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967—has issued an explosive anti-Jewish statement that fails to acknowledge the Jewish People have any vested legal and human rights claims to reconstitute the Jewish National Home in Judea and Samaria.