9 Aug 2020

IDF fires shells into Gaza following gunfire
IDF troops fired smoke shells into the Gaza Strip to evacuate civilian workers after shots were fired towards Israeli workers along the border fence. “Earlier today, there were reports of gunfire at works on the perimeter fence in the southern Gaza Strip. Work on the fence was stopped and smoke shells were fired,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement on Sunday morning.

Thousands of Palestinians flock to Israeli beaches, restaurants
Thousands of Palestinians entered Israel on Friday through border crossings that were temporarily and unexpectedly opened in the northern West Bank. Palestinian officials said they were surprised by Israel’s decision to open the border crossings and expressed fear that the move would lead to an increase in the number of Palestinians diagnosed with the coronavirus pandemic.

Lebanon protests, Macron visit highlight absurd EU policy on Hezbollah
Watching the protests in Lebanon…and seeing videos posted on social media by anguished and frustrated Lebanese people, a clear theme emerges: People are angry, and many of them are pointing fingers at Hezbollah. Hezbollah, the Iran-backed Shi’ite terrorist group, has held a firm grip over Lebanon’s governing coalition for years, even selecting Hassan Diab as prime minister in January.

Scholar presents global map of Hezbollah terrorist operations
A leading expert on…Hezbollah’s operations across the globe presented…the first-ever interactive multimedia tool chronicling the Shi’ite organization’s malign activities across the world. “Hezbollah Is active not only along Blue Line, not only in Syria, but in other military conflicts throughout the region and in terrorist in criminal activity around the world,“ Matthew Levitt…told The Jerusalem Post…

Trump signs coronavirus relief orders after talks with Congress break down
President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Saturday partly restoring enhanced unemployment payments to the tens of millions of Americans who lost jobs in the coronavirus pandemic, as the United States marked a grim milestone of 5 million cases…Trump also said he was suspending collection of payroll taxes, which pay for Social Security and other federal programs…

Islamic Jihad threatens response to ‘Israeli terror’ after border incident
Palestinian Islamic Jihad on Sunday threatened to respond to “Israeli terror” after IDF troops fired mortar shells into the Gaza Strip following gunfire targeting the soldiers patrolling the border. Several shots were fired earlier at an IDF force brought in to reinforce the border after gunfire was heard near the perimeter fence in the morning hours.

Lebanon PM Hassan Diab to call for early vote after port blast
Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said he will request an early parliamentary election in a bid to defuse a worsening crisis following a devastating explosion at the port of the capital. Diab’s comments on Saturday came as security forces clashed with protesters angry at the country’s ruling class which they hold responsible for Tuesday’s explosion that ripped through Beirut…

Mount Sinabung erupts after more than a year of inactivity, Indonesia
Indonesian Sinabung volcano started erupting at 18:58 UTC on August 7, 2020, for the first time since June 2019. Authorities are during residents and tourists to stay outside a 3 km (1.8 miles) radius from the crater…According to the Darwin VAAC, the eruption ejected volcanic ash up to 4.5 km (15 000 feet) above sea level, drifting ESE.

Giant Cracks Fissure The Ground Of Algeria After Earthquake
The moderate but shallow quake toppled three houses, damaged others, sent panicked people rushing into the streets and created giant cracks in the ground. Even water came out of the cracks created by the earthquake yesterday in the eastern province of Mila, Algeria… The moderate M4.9 earthquake occurred in northern Algeria on August 7th, 06:15 UTC.

After arid July, 99% of Utah now in drought condition
Utah’s valleys and mountains dried out significantly in July, deepening drought conditions to cover 99% of the state, according to monthly climate data. Soil moisture saturation registered at 33% in the Aug. 1 Utah Climate and Water report, compared to 41% the previous year. “That’s a little frightening,” Jordan Clayton of the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service said Wednesday. “

North Korea publicly executes six by firing squad, including four officials
The six were executed by firing squad on July 20 in Pyongyang. They were accused of buying sex or pimping in a network of paid trysts between officials and students at a high-end public bathhouse patronized by the city’s elites, the sources said. According to one source, the execution order may have been given by leader Kim Jong Un, a supporter of the arts and the two universities from which the women were procured.

World’s Top Epidemiologists – Masks Don’t Work!
Dutch public health officials recently explained why they’re not recommending masks. “From a medical point of view, there is no evidence of a medical effect of wearing face masks, so we decided not to impose a national obligation,” said Medical Care Minister Tamara van Ark. Others, echoing statements similar to the US Surgeon General from early March, said masks could make individuals sicker and exacerbate the spread of the virus.

This Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be the worst since Katrina in 2005
The Atlantic hurricane season probably will go from bad to worse, researchers from Colorado State University said. The university, which pioneered Atlantic seasonal forecasting almost four decades ago, boosted its storm forecast to 24 on the eve of the season’s most-active phase. That would trail only 2005 when a record 28 storms formed, including Katrina, which devastated New Orleans.

Donald Trump to Suspend Payroll Tax Until End of 2020
President Trump said Friday he would defer the payroll tax until the end of the year, using an executive order. The tax would continue to be deferred until the end of 2020, the president said, and would likely be retroactive from July 1. He said that by the end of 2020 the payroll tax break could be extended.

Protests Preceded Biggest Chicago Murder Wave in Decades
Over 100 homicides made July Chicago’s most violent month in decades, extending the rising tide of crime that, police data show, began at the same time as anti-police protests spawned by the death of George Floyd.

NPR station fires weatherman for calling rioters ‘Brownshirts’
Known nationally for his criticism of climate-change “hype,” Cliff Mass has lost his weather segment on a National Public Radio affiliate because of a post on his independent blog likening violent rioters in Seattle to the Nazi militia known as Brownshirts. Mass, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington, wrote that Seattle “has had it(s) Kristallnacht and the photos of what occurred during the past weeks are eerily similar to those of 80 years ago.”

Trump orders $400-per-week unemployment payments amid COVID crisis, hits Dems for stonewalling
President Trump signed four executive actions Saturday aimed at delivering relief to Americans struggling with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic while accusing Democrats of stonewalling greater aid efforts. Trump announced a $400-per-week supplemental unemployment payment to out-of-work Americans — short of the $600 weekly benefit that expired at the end of July. He unveiled an extension of student loan relief and protections from evictions for renters and homeowners.

Hezbollah leader Nasrallah hanged in effigy by Lebanese protesters
Large protests broke out in Lebanon on Saturday demanding accountability after the massive explosion on August 4 that killed more than 130 and has left thousands homeless and injured. They are the latest popular anger over the disaster and apparent government irresponsibility that led to the destruction of Beirut.

World’s Top Epidemiologists – Masks Don’t Work!
“Face masks in public places are not necessary, based on all the current evidence… There is no benefit and there may even be negative impact.”

‘We’re at war with our government’: Protesters briefly storm Beirut ministries
Lebanese protesters stormed several ministries and government offices Saturday in apparently planned raids after an explosion blamed on government negligence at Beirut port devastated the city and ignited unprecedented popular rage.

U.S. sets record as coronavirus cases top 5 million
The United States set a record for coronavirus cases on Saturday, with more than 5 million people now infected, according to a Reuters tally, as the country’s top infectious diseases official offered hope earlier this week that an effective vaccine might be available by year-end.

Trump Says He’s Turning to God to Guide Him In His Fight Against the Globalists
Trump Says He’s Turning to God to Guide Him In His Fight Against the Globalist Takeover of America

Over 350 cars stopped at NYC checkpoints to enforce quarantine
New York officials have stopped 353 cars at entrances to the Big Apple to warn travelers of the mandatory two-week quarantine rule.

Christian Churches In California Need To Rise Up With One Voice And Defy The Unlawful Order Of Gov. Gavin Newsom To Shut Down Worship Services
In the bible, all of the members of the nascent Church, including the apostles, had to deal with an openly hostile and tyrannical government that was oppressing them literally to death, Rome. In spite of being forced to live under those conditions, the apostles never at any time revolted against the government. But as we see in Acts 5, they didn’t stop preaching and teaching Jesus Christ, either. They took beatings for that stand, literal beatings, but that’s where they drew their ‘line in the sand’. That’s the price they were willing to pay, and that is exactly what the people in California need to do right now.

Corrupt COVID-19 ‘Death Harvesting’ Distorts Improving Reality in State of Florida
The miscounting and fraudulent numbers related to the China coronavirus just keep coming.  Unrelated deaths are being counted as COVID-19 related and deaths from days and weeks ago are suddenly being attributed to today’s COVID-19 mortality counts.

Hasbro put out a troll doll that ‘gasps and giggles’ when a button on its ‘private area’ is pushed
Toymaker Hasbro has agreed to pull a new Trolls doll from shelves after outraged parents launched online campaigns exposing how the doll “gasps and giggles” when a button located on its “private area” is pushed, with critics saying that it is an attempt to groom children.

New York City is Illegally Housing Pedophiles a Block From Elementary School Playground
New York City is illegally housing pedophiles at a luxury hotel a block from an elementary school playground. One of the offenders, who is still on parole, raped a four year old girl.

Social Media Imposing Modern-Day ‘Hays Code’ On Political Speech
Nearly a century later, lawmakers are once again awakening to the power of centralized speech controls by turning to social media companies to impose constraints traditionally prohibited under the First Amendment…

Two senior Likud officials said urging Netanyahu to call fresh elections
A pair of senior officials in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party have urged him to force new elections, according to a television report Saturday, as two opposition party chiefs said they would back legislation barring the premier from again forming a government due to his indictment on graft charges.

Gantz refuses to rule out law banning Netanyahu from serving as PM
No agenda set for cabinet meeting as coalition crisis hits new high. Blue and White leader accuses Netanyahu of seeking elections for “personal and political considerations.”