7 May 2020

The Great Quarantine Revival You Are Not Hearing About
You won’t hear about it in the mainstream media, but a significant tremor of spiritual revival has been happening across our country during this time, so much so that it is now being referred to as “The Great Quarantine Revival”.
Often we do not see how desperate we are until our health is taken away or we experience the loss of a job and realize we are up against something so big that we need outside intervention.

“Biblical” Wave Of Bankruptcies Is About To Flood The US
This spike is the result of the confluence of a coronavirus outbreak, plunging oil prices, and mounting recessionary conditions, which created severe and extensive credit shocks across many sectors, regions and markets, the effects of which are unprecedented.

Socking it to the Greatest Generation
Thanks, grandpa, and grandma, you served your purpose, but now it is time for you to stay in isolation while the rest of us don’t. This is starting to get creepy, all this talk in the US about isolating people 70 and older. They made horror movies about scenarios like this. But I heard it on the radio just this morning, and not the first time, that once the Virus scare is over, and once the pros start playing ball again, the “elderly” should be excluded from attending the games.

Trump vetoes Iran war powers resolution
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed a resolution aimed at constraining his ability to take military action against Iran, The Hill reports. “This was a very insulting resolution, introduced by Democrats as part of a strategy to win an election on November 3 by dividing the Republican Party. The few Republicans who voted for it played right into their hands,” added Trump.

South Korean spy agency says Kim Jong Un never had heart surgery
This week, South Korean intelligence officers rejected rumors that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s three-week absence from public view was caused by heart surgery. On Wednesday, South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) told members of South Korea’s parliamentary intelligence committee that the claims Kim had undergone heart surgery were “groundless,”

Rep. Crenshaw slams ‘small-minded leaders drunk with power’ for arresting business owner
Former U.S. Navy SEAL and Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw slammed local governments for excessive punishments after Texas salon owner Shelley Luther was arrested and sentenced to jail for breaking coronavirus lockdown orders. Crenshaw responded … “These punishments are NOT just. They are not reasonable,” Crenshaw tweeted. “Small-minded ‘leaders’ across the country have become drunk with power. This must end.”

Cartoon Launches Propaganda War between Saudis and Palestinians
Rawff Bin-a-Sa’in, a well-known Saudi writer, is thought to be behind the Twitter war writing: “Palestinian, you are not an Arab. You have no land and there is no such thing as the “Palestinian issue.” The land belongs to Israel.

Rare Springtime Phenomenon: Blankets of Hail Covers Desert Near Dead Sea
The heavens over Israel were active on Tuesday night, pouring down rain over most of Israel. But the sky over Arad in the Judean Desert adjacent to the Dead Sea was particularly turbulent with an unprecedented 828 lightning strikes recorded and hail covering the desert sands. One prominent rabbi sees a direct connection between the Biblical plague of hail mixed with lightning, the coronavirus pandemic, and the final redemption.

It’s Time to Reopen America Safely, Trump Says; Offers ‘Love’ and Advice for Folks Over 60
President Trump says it’s time for the focus of the country to shift. His administration is now working to find a way to get the economy back up and running—while also protecting people. “We’re going to practice social distancing, we’re going to be washing hands, we’re going to be doing a lot of the things that we’ve learned to do over the last period of time. And we have to get our country back,” Trump said.

UPDATED: Dr. Fauci Likely Broke US Regulations and US Law When He Funded Wuhan Lab to Continue Coronavirus Projects That Were Banned in US in 2014
Now we can report that the leader of the US task force overseeing the country’s response to the China coronavirus, Dr. Tony Fauci, was the one who funded the Wuhan bat virus work and kept it going. If these research projects were banned in the US was it legal and appropriate for Dr. Fauci and NIAID to use taxpayer dollars to continue to fund the research in Wuhan, China? Was Dr. Fauci ever going to explain his conflict of interest?

FBI Director Wray taking heat from GOP critics in aftermath of Flynn reveal
FBI Director Christopher Wray is facing mounting criticism from Republicans in Washington in the wake of new information coming out of former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn’s criminal case that called into question the bureau’s intentions in their investigation, which took place under previous FBI leadership. …handwritten notes from former FBI official Bill Priestap that showed there was debate over whether the goal of their interview of Flynn should be to catch him in a lie. Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Mike Johnson, R-La., questioned why this information was first getting out now and had not been divulged by Wray earlier.

‘Applying Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria is Israel’s decision’
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman says Washington is preparing to acknowledge an Israeli move to apply sovereignty in Judea and Samaria and in the Jordan Valley as of July 1.

Leading TV network goes off air under Philippine gov’t order
The leading broadcast network in the Philippines went off the air under government order Tuesday, sparking shock over the loss of a major news provider during the coronavirus pandemic and accusations of targeting a presidential critic. The National Telecommunications Commission ordered ABS-CBN Corp. to stop operating after its 25-year congressional franchise ended Monday.

Knesset passes bills for formation of new government
The Knesset plenum passed into law all the bills required for the formation of a new government on Thursday morning by a hefty majority, clearing a major hurdle that will allow Israel to have a fully functioning government for the first time since December 2018. The bills were supported by the MKs in Netanyahu’s Right-Center bloc, except for the MKs of Yamina, who absented themselves, because it is still unknown whether it will enter the coalition.

Israel’s coronavirus is on the decline: Lockdown, mother nature or math?
Government action had nothing to do with the country’s success in the battle against the novel coronavirus, according to MK Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid-Telem). Clearly, this virus behaves in a way that is related to weather, genetics and especially the age of each country’s inhabitants,” he said Wednesday at the Knesset.

How Facebook’s oversight board could rewrite the rules of the entire internet
Facebook’s audacious experiment in corporate governance inched closer to reality Wednesday with the announcement of the first 20 members of its oversight board. But while much attention has been paid to how the board stands to rewrite Facebook’s own rules, an equally important question is how it stands to rewrite the rules for every other tech platform, too.

Hundreds evacuated as wildfires rage in Florida Panhandle
Wildfires raging in the Florida Panhandle have forced nearly 500 people to evacuate from their homes, authorities said. One wildfire that broke out Monday afternoon in Santa Rosa County has been named the Five Mile Swamp fire as high winds and low humidity caused the blaze to expand 10 times in size, the Florida Forest Service said in a statement.

Law Firms Gear Up for Expected Jump in Bankruptcies Triggered by Coronavirus
The nation’s bankruptcy industry is bracing for a wave of business collapses triggered by the coronavirus pandemic as its ranks have been thinned by a decade of economic growth. The slowed pace of corporate chapter 11 bankruptcy filings—which crested in 2009 with 13,700 cases and has fallen to about half that amount in recent years—has led restructuring firms to shed bankruptcy lawyers and advisers.

Homeland Security’s Biometrics Database Is on Its Way to the Amazon Cloud
The Homeland Security Department is in the midst of migrating its central biometric database—used to store, manage and disseminate biometric data on U.S. citizens and foreign nationals—to the Amazon Web Services GovCloud, the first step in a major overhaul of the decades-old legacy system…In 2015, the Office of Biometric Identity Management began work on the Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology, or HART, system…

Kenya, Somalia and Rwanda hit by deadly flooding
Flooding as a result of recent heavy rains has killed more than 250 people across East Africa. Kenya has been the hardest hit with the government recording 194 deaths. In Rwanda more than 45 people have died and floods have killed 16 in Somalia. In Uganda high water levels have trapped an estimated 200 patients inside a hospital.

Wagner, shadowy Russian military group, ‘fighting in Libya’
Hundreds of mercenaries from Russia’s shadowy Wagner Group are operating in Libya, a leaked UN report says. They have been supporting renegade general Khalifa Haftar’s battle against the Tripoli-based government, it says. Since 2014, Libya has been split between areas controlled by the sides. Wagner is believed to have been involved in conflicts in Ukraine, Syria and elsewhere.

Intense Arctic outbreak expected over much of Ontario, Canada and parts of eastern U.S. — record cold, rare May snow expected
Intense Arctic air outbreak is expected over much of Ontario, Canada, and the eastern parts of the United States– possibly bringing record cold temperatures in some areas late this week into the next. The cold outbreak may also allow for some rare May snow in parts of the Northeast and frost as far south as the interior Carolinas. TWC meteorologist Michael Palmer said the incoming Arctic cold outbreak will be one of the ‘coldest modified polar air masses on record so late in the season.’

California County To Remove COVID-19 Patients From Homes Based On ‘Living Situation’ — Will Place In ‘Other Kinds Of Housing’
“They can try. They will have a fight on their hands.”

McChrystal helps Dems use info warfare tool, partially Pentagon-funded, to target pro-Trump accounts, help Biden
A Democrat-aligned political action committee being advised by retired U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal plans to utilize an information warfare tool that initially took funding from the Pentagon’s secretive research division DARPA to benefit the campaign of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

NTEB RADIO BIBLE STUDY: For The People Who Are Left Behind After The Pretribulation Rapture Of The Church, Here’s What Happens Next
We live in absolutely outstanding times if you are a Bible believer who is looking each and every day for that blessed hope to take place, perhaps the most exciting times of any dispensation. We know the Lord is coming to get us as He has promised, and to remove us from the time of Jacob’s trouble that is to come up the whole earth. But what about those who are not saved, who couldn’t care less about what God and the Bible have to say? They will receive ‘strong delusion’ as they enter into a time this world has never seen, nor will ever see again.

County: Health chief ‘misspoke’ saying he would forcibly remove the infected from homes
When the health director for California’s Ventura County declared at a news conference that he had mobilized teams who were prepared to remove people infected with the coronavirus from their homes, some residents took him at his word.

5 times the CDC got it wrong on coronavirus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has acknowledged that it hasn’t always been ahead of the coronavirus, especially when its initial stab at mass production of the COVID-19 test kits encountered “a problem.”

Hand sanitizer on every table: Tel Aviv pitches plan for restaurants to reopen
The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality on Wednesday put forward a plan to allow restaurants to reopen by next weekend with a proposal including single-use menus, hand sanitizer bottles at every table and extensive cleaning regimens.

Georgia kicks off chilling door-to-door COVID-19 blood collections
Let the government-pressed coronavirus-tied blood collections of citizens begin. And begin they have. They have in Georgia at least, where the state’s Department of Public Health recently announced, in cooperation with both Fulton County and Dekalb counties’ Boards of Health, that “to learn more about the spread of COVID-19,” an “investigation” has commenced — and it’s an “investigation” that’s leading government officials to make random stops at randomly selected residences and ask random citizens for, get this, their blood.

China Readies Unveiling Of Stealth Nuclear Bomber Capable Of Reaching LA
In response to rising tensions, China decided to leak via “military sources” that it will unveil the Xian H-20 supersonic stealth bomber later this year, effectively doubling its country’s striking range. The bomber is expected to make its first public appearance in November at the Zhuhai Airshow, reported South China Morning Post (SCMP).