12 Jul 2021

Iran will not remain silent for long
The cyberattacks on Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guard-run transit system are an open act of war designed to make the Iranians vulnerable, but Tehran has already proven that it is very much capable of retaliating; how it chooses to do so remains to be see … , the cyberattacks that Iran’s Transportation Ministry reported over the weekend were not only an open act of war meant to damage the IRGC’s military and economic infrastructure, but also a symbolic act against the regime in Tehran.

Iran and Russia express concern over US leaving Afghanistan
In a bizarre irony and twist of fate it appears Russia and Iran are concerned about the US leaving Afghanistan and the rapid rise of the Taliban in parts of the country. If Afghanistan collapses it appears that the Taliban could end up in Kabul and perhaps sign some kind of deal with Turkey, Qatar, Pakistan and other countries that could see their interests served in a Taliban-led Afghanistan. “The US exit from Afghanistan is a headache for Moscow which fears spiraling fighting may push refugees into its Central Asian backyard,

Palestinian party expels minister who refused to resign over critic death
The Palestinian Authority Minister of Labor, Nasri Abu Jaish, has been expelled from his party, the Palestinian People’s Party, after he refused to quit in protest of the death of anti-corruption activist Nizar Banat.

Planetary duo to glow together after sunset this week
At the start of the week, Venus will have a visitor as Mars appears incredibly close in an astronomical event known as a conjunction. Monday, July 12, will bring the first opportunity to see the conjunction with the two planets appearing just a finger’s width apart in the sky. However, Mars will be much dimmer than Venus, making it more difficult to spot without the help of binoculars or a telescope. A thin crescent moon will also be visible in the western sky above the pair, a celestial trio that will be visible around an hour after sunset, local time.

Catch The Bright, Newly-Discovered Neowise Comet Streaking In The Sky Above Idaho This Week
On July 3, Comet NEOWISE passed the point where it would be closest to the sun, just about 26.7 million miles away from the sun itself. Now it continues moving away from the sun and will begin to fade, but don’t worry. That fade should be slow since it is now coming toward Earth. In fact, the Comet NEOWISE has surprised many observers with just how bright it appears.

Monsoonal storms to light up Southwest
Following days of unseasonably hot conditions and dry weather, a more widespread portion of the parched Southwest can look forward to an uptick in thunderstorm activity this week. While an increase in precipitation will be welcome in any portion of the drought-ridden Southwest, other hazards may leave a sour taste in residents’ mouths.

Deadly Elsa completes trek from Caribbean to Canada
Elsa was no fairytale. The first hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean, killing three people as it swept through with breakneck speed. The storm then made its way to Cuba, where it caused mudslides, and Florida, where it made landfall in Taylor County as a Tropical Storm on Wednesday, July 7.

Bootleg Fire in Southern Oregon doubles in size again, growing to nearly 144,000 acres
For the third time, the Bootleg Fire in Klamath County doubled in size. It went from 76,897 acres Saturday, to 143,607 acres on Sunday. The fire is burning in the Fremont-Winema National Forest and on private land. “The fire behavior we are seeing on the Bootleg Fire is among the most extreme you can find and firefighters are seeing conditions they have never seen before,” said Incident Commander Al Lawson.

The sight and smell of dead fish around Tampa Bay is hard to miss
High concentrations of red tide in Tampa Bay are causing massive amounts of fish kills, and experts say it’s still early in the rainy season to see fish kills at this magnitude. “It sucks for the people who do fish, the business of fishing in this area is also big and it’s taking a beating, it’s terrible man,” said James Van Dyke, who likes to fish as a hobby.

Temps forecast to approach 130 F again in Death Valley
An abundance of excessive heat watches have spilled across the Southwest as residents continue to bake under record heat. Most notably, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Death Valley, California, can break all-time records over the weekend. On Friday, the temperature at Death Valley soared to 130 degrees Fahrenheit, breaking the previous daily record high of 129 set back in 1913 on July 9, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). On Saturday, Las Vegas soared to a high of 117

DARPA program seeks to develop camera tech that mimics the human brain
DARPA has announced the start of the Fast Event-based Neuromorphic Camera and Electronics (FENCE) program, which is designed to make computer vision cameras more efficient by mimicking how the human brain processes information. Three teams of scientists led by Raytheon, BAE Systems, and Northrop Grumman, are tasked with developing an infrared (IR) camera system that needs to process less data, operates faster, and uses less power.

IDF thwarts Gaza infiltration attempt, illegal arms shipment from Lebanon
Israeli forces arrested three Palestinians on Saturday who had been attempting to infiltrate into Israel from Gaza, according to the Israeli military. The suspects were carrying a number of knives and were interrogated at the scene. The incident comes a day after Israel thwarted a major arms smuggling attempt through its border with Lebanon. Israeli forces seized 43 handguns and a quantity of ammunition in the bust, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars,

Israel seizes cryptocurrency wallets used by Hamas
Israel’s security establishment has begun to seize cryptocurrency wallets belonging to the Hamas terror organization, according to Israeli media reports. The move comes after Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz signed an administrative order authorizing the seizures on June 30.

Israel calls on world to mobilize against Iran
Isaac Herzog, Israel’s newly appointed president, responded to congratulations from world leaders by calling on them to join in a universal effort to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. “Iran’s efforts to acquire nuclear capability constitute a threat to our security and regional stability. I know that together we can prevent its attempts,” Herzog said,

Billionaire Richard Branson reaches space in his own ship
The nearly 71-year-old Branson and five crewmates from his Virgin Galactic space-tourism company reached an altitude of about 53 miles (88 kilometers) over the New Mexico desert — enough to experience three to four minutes of weightlessness and see the curvature of the Earth — and then safely glided to a runway landing. Branson became the first person to blast off in his own spaceship, beating Bezos by nine days. He also became only the second septuagenarian to go into space. (Astronaut John Glenn flew on the shuttle at age 77 in 1998.)

MK Miri Regev: ‘Writing is on the wall’ for Temple Mount bridge collapse
Likud MK Miri Regev appealed for urgent construction work to be carried out on Mughrabi Bridge, the crossing which connects the Western Wall to the Temple Mount…in an urgent proposal she submitted to the Knesset on Sunday. The Mughrabi Bridge is a wooden structure originally built as a temporary crossing after the earthen ramp, which had previously allowed access to the Temple Mount for non-Muslim visitors, collapsed…

Six Palestinian rioters injured in clashes with Border Police in Jenin
Six Palestinians who opened fire at Israeli Border Police were shot during clashes with the security forces who were operating in the West Bank city of Jenin on Sunday night. The Border Police entered the city to arrest five Palestinians on suspicion of conducting terrorist activities. As the forces prepared to leave the city, Palestinian rioters opened fire and threw a large number of explosive charges towards them…

FBI tells Americans to monitor family members for signs of ‘extremism’ and snitch on them
The FBI has recently made posts on various social media, recommending that “family members and peers” turn people in to the FBI if they suspect them of “homegrown violent extremism”. “Family members and peers are often best positioned to witness signs of mobilization to violence. Help prevent homegrown violent extremism…report them to the #FBI. #NatSec”

Egyptian FM to Lapid: Need to resolve current stalemate between Israel, Palestinians
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid meets with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Brussels for their first bilateral talks since Israel’s new government took office last month. Shoukry “stresse[d] the need to resolve the current stalemate between the Palestinian and Israeli sides, leading to just and comprehensive peace negotiations,” the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Twitter…

Biden won’t send US troops to Haiti despite interim leader’s request
The Biden administration has declined the request of Haiti’s Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph for U.S. troops as the impoverished nation struggles in the social and political aftermath of the assassination of President Jouvenal Moïse. The U.S. will only send security officials to assess the situation, with agents from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security arriving in Haiti on Sunday.

Poll: Brits Hate It When Companies Preach About ‘Social Issues’
Britons would prefer that companies focus on profits rather than discuss “social issues.”  The United Kingdom’s Centre for Policy Studies gave survey respondents ten possible ways that British business can be “good corporate citizens.” Only 9% of voters indicated that they want companies to “speak out on important social issues that matter in Britain today.”

“Down With Dictatorship” – Tens Of Thousands Of Cubans Take To Streets 
“In several protest areas, internet service on cell phones has been cut off…”

Violent tornado hits downtown Shenxian, leaving catastrophic damage, China
A violent tornado moved directly into downtown Shenxian, China’s Shandong Province, around 13:00 UTC on July 11, 2021, causing ‘catastrophic’ damage.

Globalist Leaders at G20 Endorse Global Tax Plan, Set For Vote in US Congress; “New Rules,” “No Turning Back”
The move towards globalism is marching full steam ahead. On Saturday, finance ministers from the world’s 20 largest economies met in Venice and announced that they had agreed to a “more stable and fairer international tax architecture.” The announcement comes just a week after 130 countries agreed to a proposal for a worldwide minimum tax, which Biden has been backing since taking office.

Voter ID: Kamala Mocked After Suggesting Rural Americans Can’t Use Copy Machines
“It’s true. I just moved from a rural town and the only photocopier we had was an old Amish man named Malaki who would produce a sketch on parchment paper in exchange for three bushels of hay and two ears of corn.”

Should Biden and pro-choice Democrats receive communion? Plus: Behind the headlines on the trans athletes debate
Journalist Billy Hallowell sits down with Christian Post reporter Ryan Foley to take you behind the headlines on two key issues: the battle over pro-choice Catholics and communion and the ongoing transgender sports debate.

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.”

Boy Scouts of America Reaches Largest Pedophilia Settlement in U.S. History (Just the Tip of the Pedo Iceberg)
..This is not my opinion. The U.S. Government actually admits this. Last week, the Boy Scouts of America reached the largest settlement of sex abuse claims in the history of the United States, and this may just be the tip of the iceberg so prevalent has the problem of pedophilia become in the U.S.

Government document instructs vaccine “strike force” teams how to clear buildings, violate trespass laws and flag anti-vaxxers for forced quarantines 
A government document that has recently surfaced offers horrifying details on how door-to-door “strike force” vaccine enforcement teams plan to operate. Labeled, “Community Health Ambassador Outreach Door Knocking Project,” a now-public document published by the government of Lake County, Illinois, instructs “ambassadors” to:

U.S. Officials Issue Warning About What China is Preparing to Do, Ramifications for U.S.: We’re ‘Too Late’
Top U.S. officials have continued to sound the alarm in recent days about what communist China is preparing to do globally and what the ramifications from the U.S. will be, warning that war is essentially inevitable.

Leaders of the Democratic Socialists of America travel to Venezuela to meet with dictator Nicolas Maduro
Leaders of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the largest socialist political organization in the US, met with Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro on Friday. The DSA has previously endorsed Reps. Rashi­da Tlaib (D-MI.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Cori Bush (D-MO), and Jamaal Bowman (D-NY).

Illinois Teacher Sues District, Claims “Anti-Racist” Curriculum Teaches That Whites Oppress, Violates Constitution
If teachers oppose, question, or “disengage” from the views promoted in the training, the district “blatantly calls them ‘racist,’” the lawsuit alleges…

Church of England bishops criticized for ‘lavish lifestyles’ as churches struggle
Financial data released by the Church of England, which shows that each bishop costs the denomination more than $166,000 a year excluding their stipends, is drawing criticism for the “opulence at the top” of the church.

Insect Experts Want To Rename ‘Gypsy’ Moths Over Fears Term Is Offensive
The Entomological Society of America, a not-for-profit scientific society, is looking to change the name of “gypsy moths,” noting that the term is offensive to certain people.