7 Dec 2022

Germany: 25 arrested on suspicion of planning armed coup
Thousands of police officers carried out raids across much of Germany on Wednesday against suspected far-right extremists who allegedly sought to overthrow the government in an armed coup. Officials said 25 people were detained. Federal prosecutors said some 3,000 officers conducted searches at 130 sites in 11 of Germany’s 16 states. While police raids against the far right are not uncommon in the country, the scale of the operation was unusual. Prosecutors said those detained are alleged to have last year formed a “terrorist organization with the goal of overturning the existing state order in Germany and replace it with their own form of state, which was already in the course of being founded.”

Construction begins on world’s largest radio telescope after decades of preparations
Ground has finally been broken today at two sites in Africa and Australia that will host the Square Kilometer Array Observatory (SKAO), the largest radio telescope in the world. Construction of the SKA-Mid array, to be located in the Karoo desert in South Africa, and the The SKA-Low array, in Western Australia north of Perth, has begun after 30 years of preparations and a year and a half of preconstruction work that involved selecting the right companies for the job.

86,903 Protest After School Satan Club for 5-Year-Olds in California
Parents are deeply concerned about the opening of an After School Satan Club for children at Golden Hills Elementary School in Tehachapi, California. The club plans to meet on December 5, 2022. However, more than 86,903 people signed a petition against the club. “Say ‘NO’ to the After School Satan Club targeting little ones under your care,” reads a petition hosted by TFP Student Action addressed to the school district. “America is One Nation Under God and I encourage you to use every legal means to protect our children from Satan, the father of lies.”

Ingredients coming together to produce rare December tropical storm
Despite the fact the hurricane season ended last month, forecasters with the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) are keeping a close eye on the Atlantic basin this week for a rare, potential subtropical storm to develop. The NHC recently issued a special tropical weather outlook for the potential development. In the next 48 hours, there is a 50 per cent chance of tropical formation.

Prosecutor: Bible passage ‘no longer appropriate in modern society’
John Dunn was charged with violating the Public Order Act by engaging in “threatening,” “abusive” and “insulting” speech when he told a lesbian couple that homosexuals will not “inherit the kingdom of heaven,” citing the Bible, the Daily Signal reported.

Ron DeSantis vows to hold vaccine makers accountable for false claims
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is promising to hold Pfizer and Moderna accountable for falsely claiming their COVID-19 vaccines have had no serious side effects. At a Republican Party of Florida event Saturday, DeSantis noted his government commissioned a study finding an 86% increase in cardiac-related events in people ages 18 to 39 linked to the mRNA shots, reported Debra Heine of American Greatness. expect official announcements in the coming weeks regarding holding the vaccine companies accountable.

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits Indonesia’s East Java, no tsunami potential
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit the south of Indonesia’s East Java province on Tuesday, according to the country’s geophysics agency. The quake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres and is not expected to trigger a tsunami,

Saudi Arabia wants to normalize ties with Israel
The article cited Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Abdel al-Jubeir, who recently spoke to senior American Jewish leaders. There, he guaranteed that Israeli-Saudi normalization will happen eventually, but stressed that it will take time.

Kremlin discusses ‘domestic security’ after Ukraine drone attacks
President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday met with top officials on Russia’s domestic security as the Kremlin said the latest Ukrainian drone attacks presented a danger to the country. Earlier Tuesday, authorities said that a drone had struck near an airfield in Russia’s Kursk region bordering Ukraine, a day after Moscow blamed Kyiv for drone strikes at two other airfields. Monday’s drone strikes were highly unusual as both sites are hundreds of kilometres away from Ukraine’s border.

Katie Hobbs Hit with Calls for Federal Investigation Into Alleged Big Tech Collusion: ‘This Is Communism’
Over the weekend, it was revealed that in early 2021, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, now the governor-elect, successfully managed to have Twitter employees censor or remove posts at her office’s behest. The revelation came in a trove of discovery documents from current litigation spearheaded by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who’s suing President Joe Biden and his administration for allegedly colluding with Big Tech firms to suppress freedom of speech. As a result of the findings, calls for a federal investigation into Hobbs and her office have intensified,

Hawaii Nat’l Guard activated over volcano lava
The Hawaii National Guard has been activated as a key Big Island highway is threatened by lava from the ongoing eruption of the world’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa. The volcano began erupting on the island of Hawaii for the first time in nearly 40 years early last week, joining the nearby Kilauea volcano, which has been erupting for more than a year.

Metaverse “terrorist attack” exposed as anti-Christian hoax
The professor who alleged that far-right Christians carried out a terrorist attack on Metaverse with shrapnel bomb has been charged for lying to the FBI. Jason Duhaime, a former lab professor at Northeastern University, claimed that far-right “fascists” carried out a terrorist attack at the VR lab at the campus that allegedly targeted the agenda of “atheists” and the “Antichrist”.

Janes Revenge’ Abortion Zealots Threaten to ‘Shoot Up’ Catholic Newman Center With ‘New AR14 Rifles’
This morning in Nebraska, our team arrived for our @SFLAction Political Leadership Workshop … When we arrived, a death threat via guns from Jane’s Revenge was posted on the door. We’ve called the police and are scrambling to make it safe…” -Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life. Jane’s Revenge threatens to shoot pro-lifers.

Did Ukraine just attack bases inside Russia?
Three military bases inside Russia’s borders have been hit by suspected Ukrainian drone attacks in the past two days. New Ukrainian strikes deep inside Russian territory could escalate the ongoing war between the two countries. Videos taken early on Tuesday morning showed an oil depot on fire at Russia’s airbase in Kursk. Kursk regional governor Roman Starovoit confirmed the airfield strike in a statement shared by the Russian state-run TASS news agency. Russia’s Ministry of Defense attributed the strike to the “Kiev Regime,”