27 Jan 2021

9 states considering permitless concealed gun carry bills
Republican lawmakers in nine states are considering bills to change existing gun restrictions by letting people carry concealed weapons without requiring a permit. Following the lead of 15 states that already allow concealed carry without a permit, legislation aiming to relax the rules has been introduced in Utah, Montana, Tennessee, Texas, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Alabama and Georgia, Fox News reported.

Many Indian, Chinese soldiers injured in another clash: report
In a sensational disclosure, a government source has reported that many Indian and Chinese soldiers were injured following a clash at Naku La in North Sikkim three days ago. However, the situation is said to be under control as of now. Incidentally, Naku La was one of the original face-off sites, along with Pangong Tso, Galwan, Gogra, Hot Springs, in early May last year.

Judge blocks Biden’s 100-day deportation freeze temporarily
A federal judge blocked Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing the new president’s Executive Order that initiated a 100-day deportation freeze, following a lawsuit from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton alleging the pause was unconstitutional. Judge Drew Tipton from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, a former President Donald Trump appointee, issued a temporary restraining order against the Department of Homeland Security, a move that will apply across the United States for 14 days.

Same pen that urges ‘Buy American’ put thousands out of work
The order signed Jan. 25 by Biden (pictured at right) follows a campaign pledge to tighten federal rules that dictate U.S. government purchases here at home but it comes less than a week after Biden, on his first day in the White House, revoked the permit for adding 800 miles to the massive Keystone XL pipeline that currently runs from Canada to the Gulf Coast. The pipeline has become a symbol of job creation versus carbon pollution, and Biden sided with environmental activists and their concerns by killing it and thus ending good-paying, blue-collar jobs related to its construction.

Drought conditions could impact power generation in the West
Ongoing drought and low snowpack mean that hydro production at two big dams could be impacted, affecting the West’s power supply in 2021.

Tornadoes in January? They’re more common than you think in Alabama
Alabama got hit by what was likely a strong tornado last night. A tornado-warned storm ripped through the northern Birmingham suburbs of Fultondale and Center Point, killing at least one person and injuring several others.

NYT: “Biden Most Religiously Observant Christian President in Half Century”
The mainstream media has lost no time in falling over themselves to fawn over President Biden, but in doing so, many, the New York Times not the least among them, have made outlandish claims that are, at best, laughable, and at worst, horrifying. n an article headlined, “In Biden’s Catholic Faith, and Ascendant Liberal Christianity”, the New York Times called newly-inaugurated President Joe Biden the “most religiously observant commander in chief in half a century.” …with Mr. Biden, a different, more liberal Christianity is ascendant: less focused on sexual politics and more on combating poverty, climate change, and racial inequality.” Mr. Biden’s policy priorities reflect those of Pope Francis, …

This Jewish Cowboy is looking to bring a New Breed of Red Heifer to Israel
Rosenblatt first learned animal husbandry at Fresno State University and continued his studies at Hebrew University. “From my studies, I realized that cross-breeding with Texas Longhorns would greatly benefit the Israeli cattle industry,” Rosenblatt explained. “I presented the idea to the class and everyone, including the professors, agreed that this project would greatly benefit the country.”

105% increase in shootings, 70% increase in homicides in Minneapolis last year
Minneapolis experienced a 105% increase in shootings between 2019 and 2020, according to an end-of-year report presented to the City Council last week. The city recorded 82 homicides in 2020, a 70% increase over 2019’s 48 homicides. Between 2016 and 2019, Minneapolis had an average homicide rate of 41, the report from the Minneapolis Police Department states.

Thousands of Pro-lifers Join West Coast Walk for Life, No Pro-aborts Protest Event
The COVID-outbreak along with political unrest did not stop San Francisco pro-lifers from holding the 17th Annual Walk for Life West Coast on the weekend, sending out the message that “abortion hurts women.” While organizers expected only hundreds to show up at the January 23 walk, they were stunned when almost 2,000 showed up.

Israel threatens to attack Iran if US eases sanctions, rejoins 2015 nuke deal
Israeli officials warned they will attack Iran if President Joe Biden eases U.S. sanctions on Iran and rejoins the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal. Two weeks ago, Tzachi Hanegbi, a cabinet member and top advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, threatened that Israel will take action, as it did against Iraq in the 1980s and against Syria in 2007, to prevent Iran from advancing its nuclear program.

Russia flies warplanes by Alaskan coast in first probe of Biden admin
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) detected and tracked two Russian Tu-142 “Bear” maritime reconnaisance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft crossing into the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on Monday night. While Russia has frequently sent aircraft near the Alaskan coast, this latest incident is the first NORAD has publicly disclosed in 2021 and comes just days after President Joe Biden took office on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Biden hit with first major lawsuit as Texas objects to ‘unlawful’ immigration freeze
Less than a week into President Joe Biden’s term, the administration has been hit with a major lawsuit over a flurry of executive orders issued shortly after the Inauguration Day ceremonies. The legal action, brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, specifically seeks to stop an “unconstitutional, illegal, and bad” freeze on deportations of illegal immigrants from the state.

Ashkenazi warns against ‘confrontational’ Israeli approach to Biden
Israel should not take a publicly oppositional approach to the Biden administration, but should always maintain a military option to counter the Iranian nuclear threat, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said on Tuesday. Ashkenazi made the remarks at the Institute for Security Studies Annual Conference…

Growing concern in Israel over appointment of Malley as US rep. to Iran
The Jewish anti-Israel co-head of the radical left-wing group Code Pink, Ariel Gold, supports the appointment of Robert Malley as the next US special representative to Iran. As does columnist Peter Beinart, who no longer believes in a Jewish state; Iranian nuclear deal cheerleader and echo chamber creator Ben Rhodes; and Sen. Bernie Sanders, Democrat from Vermont.

All border wall construction to be stopped Tuesday night
Construction workers on the U.S.-Mexico border were notified to stop all border wall projects by the end of Tuesday, according to a congressman whose district sits on the international boundary. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, said…federal contractors working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection were notified…to stop installing the 18- to 30-foot-tall portion of slatted steel wall…

Curfew stays despite ‘scum’ riots in Dutch cities
The Dutch government says it will not lift a curfew, after a third night of violent protests against increased Covid curbs across the Netherlands. Shops in Rotterdam and other cities were looted and Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra said: “It’s scum doing this”. More than 180 arrests have been made. The Dutch chief of police said the riots no longer had “anything to do with the basic right to demonstrate”.

Too close for comfort? Grazing cows lead to squabble on Lebanese-Israeli border
Lebanese cattle herders from a village close to the border with Israel said several of their cows, which have grazed freely in the area for decades, were taken by Israeli soldiers, in what could become a new dispute between the two countries. The herders from the border village of Wazzani say Israeli patrols crossed into a grey zone…and started rounding up livestock, taking seven cows.

Dozens injured in anti-lockdown protests in Lebanon’s Tripoli
At least 45 people have been injured in overnight clashes in northern Lebanon between security forces and demonstrators angered by a coronavirus lockdown that has worsened their economic woes, the Lebanese Red Cross says. At least nine of the injured were treated in hospital following rolling scuffles in the city of Tripoli, the Red Cross said on Wednesday.

Israel military revising operational plans against Iran: General
Israel’s top general warned attack plans against Iran were being revised and said any US return to the 2015 nuclear accord with Tehran would be “wrong”. Israeli Lieutenant-General Aviv Kochavi made the remarks on Tuesday in an address to Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies. He said the move was made after Iran began restarting its nuclear programme in recent months.

Police fire water cannon as Tunisians march on parliament
Tunisian riot police on Tuesday turned water cannon on protesters outside the heavily barricaded parliament as they tried to quell the largest rally yet since demonstrations began this month over inequality and police abuses. Hundreds of protesters marched from the Ettadhamen district of the capital where young people have clashed nightly with police for more than a week, and were joined by hundreds more near the parliament.

UAE health: COVID-19 may require an annual vaccine
People might need to be vaccinated against the coronavirus annually, according to the spokeswoman of United Arab Emirates’ health sector. Doctor Farida Al-Hosani said virus mutations increase the likelihood that there will be a need to re-vaccinate against it annually in much the same way that people do for influenza, state news agency WAM reported.

Report: Israeli settler population surged during Trump era
Israel’s West Bank settler population has grown at a far higher rate than the country as a whole over the last four years, a pro-settler group said Wednesday, a period that coincides with the Trump administration’s unprecedented acceptance of settlement activity. The report by West Bank Jewish Population Stats shows the settler population growing by around 13% since the start of 2017 to reach 475,481.

Significant eruption at Merapi volcano, ash to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia
A significant eruption took place at the Indonesian Merapi volcano at 06:40 UTC on January 27, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. Due to the meteorological cloud, ash estimate to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level was based on the IR temperature. Ash cloud is moving NNW, the Darwin VAAC reports. Multiple ground reports warned of a significant eruption, the center added.

Deadly flooding and landslides hit Santa Catarina after half a month’s worth of rain falls in 6 hours, Brazil
Flooding and landslides killed at least two people in Santa Catarina, Brazil, after 104 mm (4 inches) of rain fell in a six-hour period on Sunday, January 25, 2021. This is equivalent to half a month’s worth of January rain. Heavy rainfall has been lashing Florianopolis in Santa Catarina since January 21. More downpours hit the state in the following days, with almost 40 mm (1.6 inches) in a 1-hour period on Sunday.

Violent and dangerous tornado blasts Fultondale, Alabama, leaving at least 1 dead and several injured
A large and dangerous tornado touched down near Fultondale, Alabama, a northern suburb of Birmingham, just before midnight on Jan. 25, leaving behind a slew of damage with reports of injuries and at least one dead. The twister was reported in the town of in Fultondale around 10:30 p.m. Monday and unleashed extensive damage throughout Jefferson County.

1 in 5 Americans have sexually transmitted diseases
New federal data show that an estimated 1 in 5 people in the United States have had a sexually transmitted infection on any given day and half of them are in people under the age of 24. Statistics from 2018 were released on Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

South Korea reports big jump in COVID-19 cases on outbreaks in Christian schools
South Korean authorities were scrambling on Wednesday to contain coronavirus outbreaks centred around Christian schools as the country reported a jump in infections, dampening hopes of a speedy exit from a third wave of the pandemic.

‘They’re Wasting Our Time’: Rand Paul Shreds ‘Unconstitutional’ Trump Impeachment, Lists Examples Of ‘Democrat Incitement’
“No Democrat will honestly ask whether Bernie Sanders incited the shooter that nearly killed Steve Scalise.”

Major winter storm to strike California with excessive rain and heavy mountain snow
A major winter storm is forecast to strike California, U.S. with excessive rain and heavy mountain snow later today, January 26 through Thursday, January 28, 2021.

Rare snow blankets Southern California, potent winter storms to bring more this week
Southern California residents woke up to a surprising sight on Saturday, January 23, 2021, as rare snow dusted parts of the region, including Malibu, where significant snow has not fallen for years. Meanwhile, a pair of potent winter storms are forecast to unleash further snow across the state this week, bringing also a threat of flooding and landslides.

Large tornado hits Fultondale, causing significant damage, Alabama
At least one person has been killed and more than 20 injured after a large tornado ripped through Fultondale, Alabama, U.S. at around 22:30 CST on January 25, 2021 (05:30 UTC, January 26), causing significant material damage and downing trees. The tornado was described by the NWS as ‘large and extremely dangerous.’

Trump makes moves toward parallel presidency as Biden agenda blockaded
The resistance to the corrupt Biden agenda is gaining steam and it’s now clear that numerous elements of the political machine are lining up to block Biden’s actions.

The Left Keeps Accusing Conservatives of “The Big Lie” – A Term Invented by Hitler As He Prepared to Persecute German Jews.
Bloomberg explained the analogy in September: “Adolf Hitler and Goebbels, his minister of propaganda, espoused a technique known as the ‘Big Lie,’ which involved repeating a colossal falsehood until the public came to believe it was true.”

Biden Says He Will Reopen Palestinian Mission In Washington, And Fully Support Dividing Israel And Jerusalem To Create Two State Solution
One reason why President Trump cut financial aid to the Palestinians was because those funds were being used by Hamas to fire rockers across the border at Israel, Joe Biden is obviously not bothered by the monies being used in that way and as agreed to reopen the Palestinian mission in Washington. Let the rockets fly!

Apple bans nearly 40,000 apps after demands by Chinese Communist Party
The takedowns come amid a crackdown on unlicensed games by Chinese authorities. Including the 39,000 games, Apple removed more than 46,000 apps in total from its store on Thursday. Games affected by the sweep included Ubisoft title Assassin’s Creed Identity and NBA 2K20, according to research firm Qimai.

Areas of seven Chinese provinces enter ‘wartime’ mode following COVID-19 outbreaks
“Wartime” mode typically means that restrictions are placed on when residents can leave their homes, and almost all public facilities, such as schools, stores, stadiums, and parks, are closed.

Trump creates office of the former President for the people
Former President Donald Trump creates “Office of the Former President” on Monday, January 25, 2021. “Office of the Former President” seeks to advance the interests of the United States and carry on the agenda of his administration.

France: Iran must comply with nuclear deal before US returns to pact
France on Tuesday said the Iranian government must comply with the terms of the 2015 accord limiting its nuclear program before the United States returns to the deal. Russia, however, expressed the opposite view and said Washington must first rejoin the treaty and lift sanctions against Tehran.

Inbound Warhead Explodes Above Saudi Capital After Weekend Drone Intercept
Major blast shakes city in another likely missile intercept over Riyadh…