20 Apr 2021

NASA helicopter breaks records with flight on Mars
NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter rose from the dusty red surface into the thin air, achieving the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. The triumph was hailed as a Wright Brothers moment. The mini four-pound (1.8-kilogram) copter named Ingenuity, in fact, carried a bit of wing fabric from the 1903 Wright Flyer, which made similar history at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Catholic Conference to Discuss ET, A.I., and Other Life ‘Beyond Human’.
The Society of Catholic Scientists has scheduled their 2021 SCS conference, and this year’s topic is literally out of this world. Titled “E.T., A.I., and Minds Beyond the Human,” the conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Washington D.C. from June 4th thru 6th.

M6.0 earthquake strikes 255 km south of Sinabang, Indonesia: USGS
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck 255 km south of Sinabang, Indonesia, the United States Geological Survey said on Monday. The quake was at a depth of 10 km, the report added.

US Issues Rare Warning To Israel: Attacks On Iran Interfering With Vienna Talks
Israeli media reports that the Biden administration in backchannel communications has voiced “displeasure” not only with recent covert attacks – particularly the April 11 incident at the Natanz nuclear site – but its willingness to ‘leak’ its culpability to the public.

Bill Gates ‘betting on total collapse’ of Bitcoin as cryptocurrency plunges in value
The retreat came after Bitcoin hit a record high of more than $64,000 (£45,773) last Wednesday following the stock market debut of the US’s largest exchange for the tokens, Coinbase Global Inc. While prices steadied today with Bitcoin holding just below $57,000 (£40,767) it is still down about 12 percent from last week. And co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, Mr Gates, is reported to believe things will only get worse as time goes on.
“But why is he still pessimistic about the cryptocurrency and why is he betting on a total collapse?”

North Korea crisis: Expert warns US must ‘catch up’ with Kim to halt escalating tensions
North Korea now has more nukes than ever and missiles which can reach the USA. Under the rule of Kim Jong-Un, the nation remains among the world’s most repressive countries despite decades of sanctions and threats of force from across the globe. Last month, Kim called for another “arduous march” against severe economic difficulties as the nation struggles against economic sanctions imposed by the USA.

Russia war fears: US agency urges ‘extreme caution’ to airlines flying near Ukraine
Issuing a notice to US carrier over the weekend, the FAA warned against flying over the Russian-Ukrainian border due to flight safety risks. They noted “escalating regional tensions between Russia and Ukraine, which could potentially result in no-notice cross-border skirmishes, increased military activities and/or conflict”.

Pakistan to launch global campaign against blasphemy
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said he is going to launch a campaign, seeking Muslim countries’ support to raise the simmering issues of blasphemy and Islamophobia at international forums, including the UN and the EU.

Chauvin judge admits: Maxine Waters’ incitement possible ground for appeal!
As Minneapolis and cities across the nation braced for unrest, the judge in the trial of officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd said Monday that remarks by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., over the weekend may be a ground for a mistrial upon appeal. “I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned,” Hennepin County Judge Peter A. Cahill told defense counsel Eric Nelson.

Abu Dhabi’s G42 forms AI joint venture with Israel’s Rafael
Abu Dhabi-based technology company Group 42 (G42) has formed a joint venture with Israel’s state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to commercialize artificial intelligence and big data technologies, the companies said on Monday. The joint venture, called Presight.AI, will have a research and development site in Israel and will develop products for sectors including banking, healthcare and public safety, to be sold in Israel, the United Arab Emirates and internationally.

China hit with 3 blinding dust storms in one month: A ‘Biblical sign of God’s displeasure’
The skies over Beijing turned yellow and air pollution soared to severe levels as China suffered its worst dust storms in over a decade. The capital, Beijing, was entirely engulfed in clouds three times in the last five weeks with the visibility dropping to about half a mile. A giant cloud of sand and dust particles rolled into the city, propelled by strong winds from the north of China.

Jaffa engulfed in violent Ramadan riots
The violence in Jaffa comes on the heels of other Arab-on-Israeli attacks in Jerusalem near the Damascus Gate.

Pope gathers Moderna, Pfizer, Chelsea Clinton, for conference on ‘health’ for the soul
A Vatican conference on health takes on specific overtones as it brings together vaccine producers with practitioners of idolatrous Hinduism and abortion advocates. The Vatican conference’s website lists more than 100 speakers featuring Anthony Fauci, Chelsea Clinton, and Deepak Chopra,

Russia warns Biden to stay out of Ukraine conflict: Expels US diplomats
As the conflict between Russia and Ukraine heats up, tensions between the US and Russia are ratcheting up. There is no doubt that the Russian military is gearing up for a military conflict. Last week, Ukraine’s Chief of the Defense Ministry’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR MO), Kyrylo Budanov, told his country’s parliamentary committee on national security that massive amounts of Russian troops were massed on the border consisting of two combined armies, two air force and air defense armies, as well as the Black Sea fleet. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed Decree No. 117/2021 on March 24, essentially declaring war with Russia.

BARAK ER missile defense system completes series of successful trials
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said on Monday that it completed a successful series of trials of the BARAK Air and Missile Defense System, and unveiled documentation of the challenging trials, in which it tested the system’s capabilities in a range of scenarios and threats, including the interception of an assaulting ballistic target by the BARAK ER (Extended Range) interceptor.

Sen Warren: Consider restricting military aid in occupied territories
Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Monday that the US should consider “restricting military aid from being used in the occupied territories.” Speaking at J Street’s virtual conference, Warren said: “We should talk about the elephant in the room: America’s military assistance to Israel. I said earlier that I am committed to Israel’s security and I am; I support military assistance to Israel.

Abbas to J Street: US must rescind declaration of PLO as terror group
The Biden administration must rescind the 1987 US determination that the Palestine Liberation Organization is a terror group, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told the annual J Street Conference, as he spoke of the steps to re-establish ties between Washington and Ramallah.

Cape Town fire: Residents evacuated on city’s outskirts
South African emergency workers have evacuated three 17-storey residential buildings overlooking Cape Town as a huge fire burns along Table Mountain. The blaze spread quickly after breaking out on Sunday morning near a memorial to politician Cecil Rhodes. A restaurant was destroyed. The University of Cape Town’s historic library was also badly damaged.

Big rise in numbers of migrant children on Mexico-US border
The number of migrant children trying to reach the US from Mexico has increased ninefold since the start of 2021, UN children’s agency Unicef says. The rise from 380 to nearly 3,500 has overwhelmed the facilities at Mexico’s reception centres, it says. The children are mainly from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico itself. Half arrived without parents.

China’s Xi calls for fairer world order as rivalry with U.S. deepens
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for a rejection of hegemonic power structures in global governance, amid growing tensions between Washington and Beijing over a widening range of issues including alleged human rights abuses. Speaking at the annual Boao Forum for Asia, Xi criticised efforts by some countries to “build barriers” and “decouple”, which he said would harm others and benefit no one.

Police scuffle with protesters in Arab neighborhood of Tel Aviv
Israeli police scuffled with protesters in an Arab neighborhood of Tel Aviv for a second night late Monday after the assault of a rabbi over the weekend. The protesters, including Arabs and Jews, say Jewish nationalist religious groups are buying up property in the traditionally Arab district of Jaffa, which has rapidly gentrified in recent years as luxury housing has gone up.

Sudan repeals Israel boycott law amid normalization efforts
Sudan on Monday abolished a decades-old law on boycotting Israel, part of efforts to establish normal ties with the Jewish state. A bill was approved at a joint meeting of Sudan’s ruling Sovereign Council and cabinet that annuls the 1958 law. The law had forbidden diplomatic and economic ties with Israel, Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari said in a Twitter post.

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Nias region, Indonesia
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the Nias region of Indonesia at 23:58 UTC on April 19, 2021, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located about 257 km (160 miles) S of Sinabang and 273 km (170 miles) SSW of Singkil, Aceh, Indonesia.
Social justice warrior at Arizona State University insists students of color shouldn’t have to be able to write in order to get good grades 
In order to reinforce the “positive racial identity” of black students, an academic at Arizona State University (ASU) has written a book that calls on schools to “destroy grading.”

Widespread flooding hits Mauritius after two months’ worth of rain in a day
Flash flooding spread through southeast Mauritius on Friday, April 16, 2021, damaging homes and leaving many people stranded on roads. Up to 408 mm (16 inches) of rain was registered in Plaisance, which is twice the average April rain for this location.

Heaviest rainfall in 40 years triggers flash flooding in Singapore
Heavy downpour caused flash flooding in Singapore on Saturday, April 17, 2021, with up to 161.4 mm (6.3 inches) of rain recorded in the western region from 04:25 to 07:25 UTC (12:25 to 15:25 LT). The amount was equivalent to 91 percent of the country’s average April rain and is among the highest in 40 years.

FL House Passes Bill to Ban Transgender ‘Females’ (Biological Males) From Girls’ Sports
The Florida House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly (70-40) on Apr. 14 for a bill that would prohibit transgender “females” (biological males) from participating in real girls’ sports in the state. A similar bill is under review in the Florida Senate.

CCP Has Taken Over Islamic Countries, Muslim Scholar Warns
The Chinese communist regime is committing genocide against Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang region, yet Muslim countries still remain largely silent, as they have become colonies of China, according to an expert.

Mohammed Bin Zayed, Pope Francis Chrislam Counterpart, Celebrates The One World Religion Of Human Fraternity During Month Of Ramadan
Back in February of 2019, when Pope Francis journeyed to Abu Dhabi to sign the Chrislam ‘Declaration of Human Fraternity’ with Imam Ahmed Al Tayeb, whom he ‘sealed the deal’ by kissing him on the mouth, there was a man acting as a silent witness to the proceedings. That man was Mohammed bin Zayed, the Muslim Chrislam counterpart of Pope Francis.

As Promised, Microsoft Has Rolled Out ‘Daily Pass’ To Track Half Million Students In LA Unified School District
Today we read that “Los Angeles Unified has launched a one-stop shop web app built specifically for the District to ensure that we get students, faculty and administrators back to schools and district offices as safely as possible. In addition to completing a daily health check through the app, users will be able to book COVID-19 tests and receive test results and messages. This innovative tool was developed in partnership with Microsoft to bring our students back into the classrooms with the following easy steps.” And it gets better, the Daily Pass gatekeepers posted at the entrance to every school are known as ‘welcomers’, how stinkin’ creepy is that?

MASSIVE Pedophile Network EXPOSED: What does Netflix’s “Cuties” have to do with it?
Massive Pedophile Network Exposed: What Does Netflix’s “Cuties” Have To Do With It?

Body Cam Reveals Black Police Officer Begged Black Man With Knife To Drop Weapon 47 Times Before Shooting
A man was recently shot inside his home after lunging at police two times armed with a ceramic knife. newly released body cam footage reveals the black police officer begged the man at least 47 times to drop the knife, before the man lunged at police again, prompting the gunshots that ended his life.

Australia: Minister Refuses to Rule Out Electronic Ankle Bracelets to Enforce Home Quarantine
A senior government minister refused to rule out Australians being forced to wear electronic ankle bracelets, even if they are fully vaccinated, to make sure they are complying with home quarantine orders.

Biden catastrophic mistake: The Russian Fleet imposed a naval blockade on Ukraine and is preparing for landing – They are fortified with sandbags!
Russia has declared a full-blown act of war, imposing a naval blockade on Ukraine until October, closing the Kerch Strait and the Sea of ​​Azov. This is a dramatic escalation of the security situation.