17 Dec 2020

Ocasio-Cortez criticizes Pelosi, Schumer; calls for ‘new leadership in Democratic Party’
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) argued that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) should no longer lead the party. “We need new leadership in the Democratic Party,” Ocasio-Cortez told host Jeremy Scahill, according to Business Insider.

Watch Obama talk about using a ‘stand-in, a front-man’ for a third term
“If I could make an arrangement where I had a stand-in, a frontman or frontwoman, and they had an earpiece in, and I was just in my basement in my sweats, looking through the stuff, then deliver the lines, but somebody else was doing all the talking — I’d be fine with that,” Obama said.

Texas AG Joins DOJ, Multiple Other States, Suing Google On Antitrust Claims
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Twitter Wednesday that he is suing Google, alleging the tech giant “manipulated digital advertising markets in violation of antitrust laws”. The suit includes several states and is being led by Texas. The complaint follows the Department of Justice and several other states that have already brought antitrust claims again Google. Google “depends on advertising for much of its profits,”

When “Smart” Homes Turn Stupid: Google Users Literally “Left In The Dark” During Monday Outage
In fact, of the services that went down, it was Google Home users who were literally left in the dark during the outage on Monday, RT notes. As a result, “smart home” users were complaining about not being able to perform once-simple tasks at their homes – like turning on the lights. “I’m sitting here in the dark in my toddler’s room because the light is controlled by @Google Drive Home. Rethinking… a lot right now,”

California Sheriff Refuses To Release 1,800 Inmates After Judge’s Order
A California sheriff is refusing to comply with a judge’s order to release 1,800 inmates from Orange County jails, including individuals who have been imprisoned for murder, due to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic. “I have no intention of releasing any of these individuals from my custody,” said Sheriff Don Barnes, pushing back against the order. “We are going to file an appeal and we’re going to fight it and if the judge has any intent of releasing any one of these individuals, he will have to go through line by line, name by name, and tell me which ones he is ordering released.”

Sen. Johnson Rips Into Sen. Peters For Claiming Hunter Biden Story Was Russian Disinformation
“So, it’s just galling and I just have to point out that the purveyors of Russian disinformation – Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the DNC, the Steele Dossier, the Ranking Member Peters accusing Sen. Grassley and I of disseminating Russian disinformation, that’s where the disinformation is coming. That’s where the false information, the lies, the false allegations,” Johnson said. When Peters began to try and reply, Johnson continued and said he “lied repeatedly in the press.”

After Weeks Of Holier Than Thou Howling, The ‘Thanksgiving Surge’ Is A No Show
After weeks of warnings, the ‘Thanksgiving Surge’ predicted by health experts who warned against traveling for the holiday is a no show. A flight map of the Tuesday before Thanksgiving showed a staggering amount of Americans were traveling for the holiday – something experts and politicians warned against.

Franklin Graham reminds America of Trump’s legacy
Evangelist Franklin Graham, a strong supporter of President Trump, said that regardless of the ultimate outcome of the 2020 election, he’s thankful for the accomplishments of the past four years. I am grateful—grateful to God that for the last four years He gave us a president who protected our religious liberties; grateful for a president who defended the lives of the unborn, standing publicly against abortion and the bloody smear it has made on our nation;

Seattle councilwoman calls cops after defunding them
After voting to defund the police department, a member of the Seattle City Council called the cops to report a crime that effectively would be legal under a new proposal she has sponsored. Lisa Herbold reported to police last Friday a man threw a rock at the living-room window of her West Seattle home, … Herbold’s bill instructs prosecutors to consider dismissing charges against a suspect “experiencing symptoms of a behavioral health disorder” while committing the crime. … thanks to councilmembers like Herbold, we don’t punish criminals.

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes off Davao Occidental
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 16)— A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off Davao Occidental on Wednesday morning and was felt in nearby provinces, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. The tectonic quake that hit the area at 7:21 a.m. had a depth of 16 kilometers, according to Phivolcs. The agency initially reported the tremor to be at magnitude 6.1 along Sarangani, but revised and upgraded it in a follow-up advisory.

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes near Ciudad Satelite, Peru
An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 occurred around noon on Wednesday 16 December 2020 at 12:48 pm local time near Ciudad Satelite, Provincia de Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).

Cyclone Yasa: Powerful hurricane-force winds heading for Fiji
The tropical cyclone Yasa Safar-Simpson has reached Category 5 level on the Hurricane Scale, as it approaches Fiji, with winds of up to 260 kilometers per hour (160 miles per hour). Just 24 hours ago it was in Category 1, and local officials have warned that the potential impact of the hurricane could be catastrophic.

Alaskan healthcare worker suffers severe reaction to Pfizer Covid vaccine
An Alaskan healthcare worker suffered a severe allergic reaction within minutes of receiving the first dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine,
the woman, whose name is being withheld, suffered an anaphylactic reaction that required hospitalization and monitoring. Her symptoms resolved upon receiving epinephrine.

Not just Poor Countries: Families in wealthy Countries like US, Israel fell into Poverty due to Lockdowns
Even in wealthier countries around the world, the medical repercussions of COVID-19 are turning into a socio-economic epidemic that could affect billions of lives for years to come. From the US to Western Europe to Israel, poverty is increasingly being felt.

The Vatican’s “Demonic” Nativity Scene Draws Fire
The Vatican described the scene composed of 20 ceramic figures as “contemporary and unconventional.” It is described as “post-modern artistic” by its (precious few) supporters. But tts numerous detractors have taken to social media where the words “hideous,” “abhorrent”, a “disgrace,” an “embarrassment” and a “mockery” frequently appear. Some have even called it “demonic” and the UK’s Daily Telegraph called it “absolutely terrifying.”

Katz makes long shot pitch to pass budget, stop election
Finance Minister Israel Katz made a last-minute effort to stop the impending election, asking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to allow the 2020 state budget to go to a cabinet vote on Sunday. If the Knesset does not pass the budget by 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 23, the legislature will automatically be dispersed, launching a new election, which is, at this point, the most likely scenario.

Gantz: There is room in Jerusalem for a Palestinian capital
“Jerusalem will remain undivided, but there is room for a Palestinian capital in it,” Defense Minister Benny Gantz told London-based Arabic news outlet Asharq al-Awsat in an interview that was published on Thursday, Israeli media reported. He expressed his hope that peace in the Middle East could begin to be achieved by attempting to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

NY Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Banning Sale & Display of “Hate Symbols”
Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed bill S8298B into law, which prohibits the State of New York from selling or displaying “symbols of hate.” The bill reads: the term “symbols of hate” shall include, but not be limited to, symbols of white supremacy, neo-Nazi ideology or the Battle Flag of the Confederacy.

Youths torch three Nigeria police stations
Angry youths on Wednesday torched three police stations in Nigeria’s south-eastern state of Anambra while protesting against the killing of a taxi motorcyclist allegedly by police. The victim, Ebere Nwogba, died on Tuesday night after he was reportedly apprehended for operating his motorbike during curfew hours.

Chilean navy ships monitor huge Chinese fishing fleet
The Chilean navy says it is closely monitoring 11 Chinese fishing vessels in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ). A Chinese fishing fleet has been accused by conservation group Oceana of “pillaging” the waters off the Galapagos Islands for squid. The fleet is made up of more than 400 fishing vessels, of which 11 are currently in Chile’s EEZ, according to the Chile’s navy.

U.S. Congress wrangles over details of coronavirus economic aid as deadline approaches
After months of feuding and with a weekend deadline fast approaching, U.S. congressional negotiators were wrangling over details of a $900 billion COVID-19 aid bill that leaders have vowed to pass before going home this year. The legislation is expected to include $600 to $700 stimulus checks, extend unemployment benefits, help pay for vaccine distribution and assist small businesses…

Texas AG Joins DOJ, Multiple Other States, Suing Google On Antitrust Claims
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Twitter Wednesday that he is suing Google, alleging the tech giant “manipulated digital advertising markets in violation of antitrust laws”. The suit includes several states and is being led by Texas.

Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone “Yasa” to strike Fiji with destructive winds, storm surge and very heavy rain
Yasa has rapidly intensified into a Category 5 cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale ​by 15:00 UTC on December 15, 2020, and is expected to move over Fiji on December 17, bringing destructive winds, storm surge with waves as high as 16 m (52 feet) and widespread heavy rain. Yasa is the first Category 5 cyclone in the South Pacific (east of 135 °E) since Zoe in 2002.

Snow piling up at an unprecedented rate in Japan
The season’s most powerful cold air mass is bringing remarkably heavy snow to wide swaths of Japan on Wednesday, December 17, 2020. Meteorologists said the snow is falling at an unprecedented rate due to the combination of unseasonably cold Siberian air and unseasonably warm ocean temperatures.

Exceptionally cold air expected after major winter storm hits the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with heavy wet snow and freezing rain, U.S.
A major winter storm is expected to significantly impact much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Wednesday into Thursday, December 16 into 17, 2020.

Severe Medistorm “Elaina” forms near Cyprus, landfall expected in Lebanon on December 17
A subtropical storm developed near Cyprus at around 13:00 UTC on December 15, 2020, and was named Elaina by the Mediterranean Cyclone Center.

Xavier Becerra’s radical pro-abortion position makes him a poor choice to head HHS
..Mr. Becerra is aggressively pro-abortion. He’s been that way since the start of his political career. From voting against requiring parental notification when a minor girl is trafficked across state lines to procure an abortion to voting in favor of both gruesome late-term partial birth abortion and discriminatory sex-selective abortions,

China to Buy 100 Million Doses of Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine
Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group, a Chinese pharmaceutical group, announced Wednesday it had inked a deal with German company BioNTech to purchase 100 million doses of the Chinese coronavirus vaccine it had developed with American company Pfizer — the first vaccine approved for use in the United States.

The Pagan Roots Of The Roman Catholic Holiday Called Christmas And How Santa Claus Is A Direct Attack On Jesus Christ
The modern-day Santa Claus is an American version of Saint Nicholas, a fourth century Roman Catholic bishop from Asia Minor who was noted for his good deeds and gift giving. This tradition first spread throughout Europe, and then found its way to America by the early Dutch settlers. Since God’s word warns us to BEWARE of tradition, we shouldn’t be surprised to find the Devil right in the middle of the world’s most celebrated holiday. Lucifer’s desire has always been to dethrone God and exalt himself. He desires worship.

Pinkerton: What happens when a communist regime penetrates our government
The U.S. Congressman, a Democrat, is accused of being an agent of a foreign communist power. As one accuser says of the lawmaker, “I think he is a spy.” The Congressman denies it, and yet eventually, it’s demonstrated that he has been, in fact, engaged in espionage on behalf of foreign communist paymasters.

Historic First For The Israel Missile Defense Organization As Iron Dome System Successfully Intercepts A Cruise Missile In Live-Fire Tests 
You can try as hard as you can, but you will never get past that King James Bible, and let me tell you why. The Bible says that King Jesus during His Millennial Reign will sit on the throne of His father, David, and in 2020 what is the fancy, high-tech name of Israel’s missile defense system? David’s Sling.

Petition to declare that an insurrection exists to overthrow the will of we the people and to utilize military tribunals
Regrettably, the Courts and the Legislatures of the Several States have reached a level of corruption that is only remediable by the measures prescribed by our Founders in the implementation of the Insurrection Act of 1807 and in all other legal devices available to suppress insurrection.

President Donald Trump is no longer running for reelection. No matter what happens now, the die is cast. So why would he stand in front of the Christophobic world and proclaim Jesus Christ the ‘redeemer’ Who died so that we might live?

First Glitches Emerge In COVID-Vax Rollout; Alaska Health Worker Suffers ‘Serious Allergic Reaction’
No history of drug allergies…