2 Jul 2021

Elsa becomes 1st Atlantic hurricane of 2021
Hurricane Elsa formed over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean early Friday just west of the Caribbean island of Barbados, one day after the system became the fifth-named storm of 2021. AccuWeather forecasters, having expected the cyclone to reach hurricane force, continued monitoring Elsa and predict it will approach the United States next week after it unleashes heavy rain, strong winds and stirs up dangerous seas around the Caribbean islands through this weekend.

Philippine Volcano Belches Dark Plume, Villagers Evacuated
A small volcano near the Philippine capital belched a dark plume of steam and ash into the sky in a brief explosion Thursday, prompting officials to start evacuating thousands of villagers from high-risk areas. Government experts said magmatic materials came into contact with water in the main crater of Taal Volcano in Batangas province, setting off the steam-driven blast with no accompanying volcanic earthquake. They said it’s unclear if the volcanic unrest could lead to a full-blown eruption.

Arizona Ballot-Harvesting Ban Is Legal, Supreme Court Rules in High-Stakes Electoral Integrity Case
Arizona’s ban on ballot-harvesting and out-of-precinct voting doesn’t violate the federal Voting Rights Act, the Supreme Court ruled 6–3 in a closely watched case with implications for future elections.

US & Japan Conduct Rare ‘Secret’ War Games Simulating China-Taiwan Conflict Response
The Financial Times is reporting this week that Washington and Tokyo held “top-secret tabletop war games and joint exercises in the South China and East China seas” – though of course they now appear not-so-secret. The planning of the games reportedly started during the final year of the Trump administration. What’s more is that the covert war games represent Japan becoming increasingly bold in shedding its fears of provoking Beijing, with FT underscoring it’s now creating an “integrated war plan for Taiwan”…

Iconic American Magazine Fails To Disclose CCP Funding in Latest Print Edition
The magazine’s June 21-28 double issue included an insert from China Daily, a media outlet controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. Disclosures on the insert label it as an advertisement from China Daily in Beijing and note that additional “information is on file with the DOJ, Washington DC.” Chinese government funding for China Daily is not mentioned. Time magazine failed to disclose Chinese government funding for content published in its most recent print edition.

Former Harvey Weinstein Adviser Defends Kamala Harris From Charges of Staff Abuse
Evidence continues to mount in support of the Washington Free Beacon‘s assessment that Vice President Kamala Harris will never become president by winning an election. According to a THE POLITICO report published Wednesday, the VP’s office is a woefully mismanaged hellhole of abuse and recrimination. “It’s not a healthy environment and people often feel mistreated. It’s not a place where people feel supported but a place where people feel treated like s—t.”

Israel’s president tells UN chief: Your bias won’t bring peace
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday at the U.N. headquarters in New York as part of his farewell tour of the United States. During the meeting, Rivlin addressed anti-Israel bias in the U.N. and called for it to end. “Our region, the Middle East, needs trust between people. Peace between Israel and the Palestinians will never ever be achieved by anti-Israeli resolutions or investigation committees,” Rivlin told Guterres according to a news release.

ICE Agents, Sheriffs Sue Biden Admin Over ‘Unlawful’ Deportation Policy
A group of sheriffs and active Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have filed suit against the Biden administration for its “unlawful and unconstitutional” requirements regarding the arrest and deportation of illegal aliens. The plaintiffs are seeking an injunction to a Feb. 18 memorandum that they say “commands ICE officers to violate the specific terms of federal immigration law.”

COVID-19 infections are rare and mild after vaccination
New research is showing that although some vaccinated people are still contracting COVID-19, they generally experience milder disease for a shorter period of time with a low viral load. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, offers some of the first robust data tracking the severity of “breakthrough infections.”

‘2021 will be the year of Israel-Gulf business ties’
ECI is mandated to reinforce the country’s economic diversification programs, as well as to support its export and international trade and investment activities. It already signed one deal with Israel and Falcioni said it has already identified key sectors for future business.

U.S. and Iran show no move to put nuclear deal back on track
The United Nations, European Union and many Security Council members urged the United States and Iran on Wednesday to quickly put the 2015 nuclear deal aimed at reining in Tehran’s nuclear program back on track, but neither side showed any sign of movement toward an agreement.

Israel and the UAE have chosen peace and prosperity
In a joint piece, the foreign ministers of Israel and UAE share their aspirations for a strong relationship and bilateral cooperation in a wide swathe of fields that will benefit of the people of both nations, everyone in the Middle East and even beyond

IDF attacks Hamas weapons manufacturing site in Gaza
IDF fighter jets attacked a Hamas terrorist weapons manufacturing site in Gaza overnight Thursday. The attacked components were used by Hamas for research and development of weapons. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that “the attack was carried out in response to the firing of incendiary balloons into Israeli territory.

US adds Turkey to list of countries implicated in use of child soldiers
The United States on Thursday added Turkey to a list of countries that are implicated in the use of child soldiers over the past year, placing a NATO ally for the first time in such a list, in a move that is likely to further complicate the already fraught ties between Ankara and Washington.

J&J says its single-shot COVID vaccine shows strong activity against Delta
Johnson & Johnson said late Thursday that its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine generated strong, persistent activity against the Delta variant, and other highly prevalent variants. Data showed that the durability of the immune response lasted through at least eight months, the company said.

Tropical Storm Elsa could become 1st Atlantic hurricane of 2021
forecasters continued to keep a close eye on Tropical Storm Elsa after it was named the fifth storm of the Atlantic hurricane season early Thursday morning. The storm is likely to strengthen into the first hurricane of 2021 in the Atlantic and is predicted to approach the United States next week after it unleashes heavy rain, strong winds and stirs up dangerous seas in the Caribbean islands starting on Friday.

IDF on alert in the South after latest round of Hamas clashes
A month and a half after Operation Guardian of the Walls, the border between Israel and Gaza is quiet but tense. The stores and roads are open once again, and bomb shelters in the South are no longer where residents spend the majority of the day. Schools and day camps are also once again taking children to southern Israel for excursions.

US adds Turkey to list of countries implicated in use of child soldiers
The United States on Thursday added Turkey to a list of countries that are implicated in the use of child soldiers over the past year, placing a NATO ally for the first time in such a list, in a move that is likely to further complicate the already fraught ties between Ankara and Washington.

Queen Victoria statue torn down at protest over indigenous deaths
A prominent statue of Queen Victoria has been torn down by protesters in Canada as anger grows over the deaths of indigenous children at residential schools. The protesters cheered as the statue at the legislature in Manitoba’s capital Winnipeg was toppled on Thursday. A smaller statue of UK monarch Queen Elizabeth II was also upended nearby.

Incendiary balloons again spark fires in Gaza border area
Incendiary balloons launched from the Gaza Strip sparked four minor fires near the border region, Fire and Rescue Services said on Thursday, in the latest spate of attacks since a fragile ceasefire came into effect following last month’s 11-day conflict between Israel and Palestinian terrorist groups.

US wins backing for global minimum corporate tax rate
Officials from 130 countries and jurisdictions have thrown their support behind the United States’ proposal to require a minimum global tax for corporations starting at 15 percent, a key step in curbing corporate tax avoidance and a major victory for the administration of US President Joe Biden.

Turkey women protest withdrawal from gender protection treaty
Turkey officially withdrew on Thursday from the Istanbul Convention, an international treaty to prevent gender-based violence, as activists pledged to continue to fight as more women than ever before are demanding their rights are protected. Protests took place around the country and were planned again over the weekend as an appeal against the withdrawal from opposition parties was rejected by the Council of State on Tuesday.

New filtering app Canopy uses groundbreaking technology to block porn, sexting
In an interview with The Christian Post, Canopy CEO Sean Clifford discusses the new groundbreaking service that is blocking and filtering pornography, graphic content and even sexting — all in real-time.

CNN Celebrates Chinese Communist Party’s 100th Anniversary, Gushes Over Xi Jinping 
This is CNN. CNN (Communist News Network) celebrated the Chinese Communist Party’s 100-year anniversary on Thursday.

Lawsuit: Immigrant kids are suicidal, eating rotten food in secretive detention facilities
A case filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California shines a light on the crowded, unsanitary, and unsafe conditions that minors are currently facing in immigration detention facilities. Faced with record-high numbers of people crossing the Southwest border, the Biden administration has scrambled to build temporary facilities to house migrant children. Over 14,000 unaccompanied minors are now in the care of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Tropical Storm “Elsa” – Warnings issued for Barbados, Martinique, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Tropical Storm “Elsa” formed at 09:00 UTC on July 1, as the fifth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. The system is expected to pass near or over portions of the Windward Islands or the southern Leeward Islands on Friday, July 2, move into the eastern Caribbean Sea late Friday and Friday night, and move near the southern coast of Hispaniola on Saturday, July 3.

Phreatomagmatic eruption at Taal volcano, Alert Level raised to 3, Philippines
A phreatomagmatic eruption took place at Taal volcano, Philippines at 07:16 UTC (15:16 LT) on July 1, 2021, generating a short-lived dark plume up to 1 km (3 300 feet). Anomalously high volcanic SO2 gas emission preceded the eruption, averaging 14 241 tonnes/day and 13 287 tonnes/day on June 28 and July 1, respectively. A marked increase in volcanic gas upwelling also began on June 28, generating plumes that rose some 3 km (9 840 feet) above Taal Volcano Island.

DNI report says military pilots recorded 11 “near misses” with UFOs
A government report said military pilots recorded a total of 11 instances where their planes nearly hit unidentified flying objects (UFOs). The June 25 report was drafted by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), in partnership with the Department of Defense‘s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force. It found that pilots reported 11 “near misses” with UFOs since 2004.

26 Doctors in Indonesia died because of coronavirus: 10 received Sinovac vaccines, says medical association
According to the Indonesian Medical Association (IMA), about 10 of the 26 doctors in Indonesia who died from coronavirus (COVID-19) this June received both doses of the vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd.

New report stuns the world: The vast majority of those now dying with covid are people who were VACCINATED against it 
Public Health England just released a new report showing that at least 62 percent of all deaths associated with the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) are occurring in people who were already “vaccinated.”

DEPOPULATION ALERT: Shocking new study reveals covid vaccine TERMINATES 4 out of 5 pregnancies via “spontaneous abortions” 
A shocking new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that when pregnant women are given covid vaccinations during their first or second trimesters, they suffer an 82% spontaneous abortion rate, killing 4 out of 5 unborn babies.

VAX FAIL: Latest “covid” outbreak in Israel occurred mostly in “fully vaccinated”
The Israeli government is claiming that the majority of people who are testing “positive” for the new Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “Delta” variant were already vaccinated.

Clandestine Surveillance Of Americans By Unaccountable And Secretive Government Agencies Has Become ‘Business As Usual’ In Our Crumbling Society 
Remember back after 9/11 when they passed the Patriot Act which was nothing more than a systematic dismantling of the rights and freedoms of the average, everyday American citizen? Remember how up in arms everyone was about the massive violation of personal privacies? Sprinkle in a few recessions and foreign wars, and guess what? People forgot about the Patriot Act, the average college student in America has never even heard of it. But all those things we who were awake were so afraid absolutely have come to pass, and a whole lot more than that.

Vaccinated employees test POSITIVE: Disney’s first test cruise delayed because of “inconsistent” coronavirus tests 
Disney Cruise Line’s first test cruise is delayed until July due to conflicting coronavirus (COVID-19) test results among staff.

California Begs For More Electricity As Shift To Renewable Power Leaves State In The Dark
It’s time to admit that California’s “green” push has been a complete disaster, and is about to leave millions of people in the dark during hot, sweaty days, leading to countless deaths.

Boy Scouts lost 2 million members since lifting ban on gay youth; now mired in sex abuse claims
Eight years after lifting a ban on homosexual youth when it boasted more than 2.7 million members, the Boy Scouts of America now has just 762,000 members as it continues to grapple with some 82,000 sexual abuse claims from former Scouts court records show.