25 May 2020

Shocking Worldview Stats: Next Generation To Fundamentally Change Our Nation
People are reading the Bible more than ever these days — and based on a new survey, they need to! Only six percent of adults in this country have what George Barna defines as a “biblical worldview” — a shocker of a statistic that has more Christians wondering, what on earth are parents and churches teaching?

Ukrainian MP Found Dead With Gunshot Wound To The Head
“His body with a gunshot wound has just been found in the office of an MP Valeriy Davydenko. The circumstances are being investigated,” he wrote. According to the Ukrainian Truth news agency, a weapon was found near the body.

Tropical downpours spoiling Memorial Day in Florida could become next tropical system
A disturbance that could potentially become the second tropical system of the year, will first dump inches of heavy rainfall on South Florida through the holiday. This tropical disturbance will begin to move across western Cuba into the Florida Straits on Sunday, spreading showers and thunderstorms across southern parts of the Florida peninsula through the afternoon.

Trump Withdraws US from Open Skies Treaty
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from a treaty that permits participating nations to conduct unarmed surveillance flights over one another after Russia allegedly violated its terms on multiple occasions.

“It’s Time For A Rewrite”: Genetic Code of The Planet Under Attack
An arrogant scientific elite has divorced themselves from common sense, natural law, and the rest of the human species in their quest for full spectrum domination. The very genetic code of the planet’s biosphere is being overwritten; The ultimate goal being the ability to manipulate, patent and program at will the biological processes of all life. Tom Knight, professor at MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Lab, said in 2007 that “The genetic code is 3.6 billion years old. It’s time for a rewrite.”

B-1s integrate with allies and partners; fly over Sweden for first-time
B-1B Lancers from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, conducted a long-range strategic Bomber Task Force mission to the Nordic region May 20, 2020. The mission marked the first time B-1s have flown over Sweden to integrate with Swedish Gripens while conducting close-air support training with Swedish Joint Terminal Attack Controller ground teams at Vidsel Range.

Taiwan president says island won’t accept rule by Beijing
Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen set the scene for her second term in office on Wednesday with a vow that the democratic island would never accept rule by the Chinese Communist Party, signaling instead a cautious move towards constitutional reform.

More New Mysteries Beneath the Temple
Archaeologists have uncovered a system of underground rooms hewn deep out of the bedrock beneath the Temple Mount dating back to the times of Yeshua (Jesus). What were these rooms and tunnels used for and what do they tell us about life around the Temple during the times of Yeshua? What could be the reason the Jews felt the need to build far below the Temple near the Western Wall some 2,000 years ago?

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz Backs Down, Allows Religious Services To Resume
“From a personal and public health perspective, the decision around places of worship has been a challenging one since the beginning of the pandemic,” he added. “We know large gatherings of people raise the risk of spreading COVID-19. We also know worship is an essential part of many Minnesotans’ lives, including mine.” Walz had previously announced that restaurants, bars, and certain small businesses would be allowed to open at 50% capacity on June 1, but this order did not afford the same relaxation of restrictions to churches and instead limited church serves to 10 people.

Dear Europe – the Israelis are not your Jews
At some point, the people who run the European Union will have to get used to the idea that Israel is here to stay. So far, it’s been a tough sell, mostly because old habits die hard. So what’s troubling those European commissioners, high and low, particularly from France, and now even the Vatican? Yes, France, still famous for the Roundup of Paris, which even amazed the Gestapo at how smartly the gendarmes rushed to the task.

Kim Jong Un vows to bolster nuclear ‘deterrence’
Amid stalled denuclearization talks with the United States, the meeting discussed measures to bolster North Korea’s armed forces and “reliably contain the persistent big or small military threats from the hostile forces,” state news agency KCNA said.

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes New Zealand near capital city
An earthquake struck near New Zealand’s capital on Monday morning, shaking many residents including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who continued with a live TV interview at the parliament building.

COVID-19 no longer infectious after 11 days, new study claims
These findings could cause changes in current discharge policies of patients who tested positive for the coronavirus disease.
Person-to-person transmission of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is unlikely starting 11 days after infection, even if the patient is still testing positive, … a positive test “does not equate to infectiousness or viable virus,”

Israel’s Daunting Decision on Drawing Permanent Borders
“Annexation” is the term frequently used. But that’s imprecise because, as international legal scholar Eugene Kontorovich has noted, annexation means taking over “territory that is under the sovereignty of another country.” The West Bank is not that.

Is Soros Behind the War on Hydroxychloroquine?
Even though many lives are at stake, the response to the coronavirus pandemic has been heavily politicized. A bit of research into the separate elements shows some disturbing connections, indicating the media war against hydroxychloroquine may be backed by some nefarious forces. WUXI Pharmatech was formed out of the combination of Chinese WuXi PharmaTech and American AppTec Laboratory Services, which had centers in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.

Erdogan: We won’t allow Palestinian lands to be offered to anyone else
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan marked the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan on Sunday, in a video message on Twitter and reiterated Turkey’s support for Palestinians. “We will not allow the Palestinian lands to be offered to anyone else,” Erdoğan said in the video message addressed to US Muslims.

Russian chief rabbi wants Moscow to pressure Iran to repair Esther’s Tomb
The Chief Rabbi of Russia, Berel Lazar, announced on Sunday that he will urge Moscow to pressure Iran’s regime to repair the arson-damaged Tomb of Esther and Mordechai. Lazar said: “I will contact a friend of mine in the Kremlin tomorrow and ask that the Russian government pressure the Iranian authorities to mend the tomb of Esther and Mordechai,” in a Zoom talk led by Aaron G. Frenkel, president of Limmud FSU (former Soviet Union states)…

Russian fighters flown out of western Libya after Haftar retreat
Russian fighters in Libya were flow out a town south of Tripoli by their Libyan allies after retreating from frontlines at the capital, the town’s mayor said. The reported departure of the Russians is another blow to the Libya National Army (LNA) of eastern Libyan military leader Khalifa Haftar, and his foreign allies.

Some inmates released due to COVID-19 went on to allegedly commit crimes including murder
Some state governments have released inmates due to the COVID-19 pandemic who have allegedly gone on to commit more crimes including murder… Governors are releasing inmates to help slow the spread of virus in detention facilities, where the population is especially susceptible because of close living conditions. However, some of the inmates released from jail have been re-arrested, in some cases, in connection with violent crimes.

‘Up to a Dozen’ COVID-19 Variants in the United States
Six months after the novel coronavirus first leaped from animals to people in Wuhan, China, and three months after the virus began spreading across the United States, scientists are finally beginning to understand the overall shape of the pandemic. Drawing samples from tens of thousands of COVID-19 patients and decoding the samples’ genomes, scientists are making so-called “phylogenetic” maps of the pandemic over time.

Hong Kong security law ‘needed to tackle terrorism’
Hong Kong needs a controversial new security law to tackle “growing terrorism”, the territory’s security chief has said. John Lee said the city had become “shrouded in the shadow of violence”. After months of quiet, this weekend saw a fresh surge of protest after the government in Beijing proposed a security law that would radically change Hong Kong’s unique status.

Western Australia hit by ‘once-in-a-decade’ storm
Western Australia has been battered by a massive storm which ripped roofs off houses and downed trees across a 1,000km (620 miles) stretch of land. More than 60,000 homes were without power on Monday – most in the main city, Perth. No injuries were reported, officials said. The state’s south was particularly hard hit with dust storms, torrential rain and huge waves along the coast.

Coronavirus: China accuses US of spreading ‘conspiracies’
China’s foreign minister has accused the US of spreading “conspiracies and lies” about the coronavirus, ratcheting up tensions between the two nations. The US has been infected by a “political virus” that compels some politicians to repeatedly attack China, Wang Yi told reporters on Sunday. He urged the US to “stop wasting time and stop wasting precious lives” in its response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

China says opposes all U.S. restrictions on Chinese airlines
China said on Monday it opposes all U.S. restrictions imposed against Chinese airlines, responding to a report that the U.S. Transportation Department has demanded Chinese carriers file their schedules and other flight details by May 27. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said flight restrictions imposed by Beijing treated all airlines equally and were due to efforts to curb COVID-19 related risks.

Israel limits controversial phone surveillance as virus cases decline
Israeli government on Monday voted to limit security services’ involvement in locating coronavirus carriers using cell phones, saying from now on the measure would only be used when epidemiological investigations prove insufficient. The move comes following a decline in the rate of new diagnoses and coronavirus-related deaths, which at the moment stand at 279.

Tectonic plate under Indian Ocean splitting apart, research finds
A giant tectonic plate under the Indian Ocean, known as the India-Australia Capricorn plate, is breaking apart at about 1.7 mm (0.07 mm) per year, according to a new study. At this pace, it would take a million years for the two broken pieces to be 1.7 km (1 mile) apart. Such movements can trigger millions of years of devastating earthquakes.

Explainer: What Is the Open Skies Treaty and Why Is U.S. Quitting?
The Open Skies Treaty, which the United States plans to quit, was agreed just after the Cold War to allow signatories to avoid nasty surprises by monitoring rival militaries. It was signed in 1992 and came into force in 2002, allowing 35 countries — including the United States and Russia — to fly unarmed surveillance flights over each other’s territory.