20 May 2023

Very strong and shallow M7.7 earthquake hits southeast of Loyalty Islands, small tsunami produced 
A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.7 hit southeast of Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 02:57 UTC on May 19, 2023. The agency is reporting a depth of 37.7 km (23.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.7 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles).

Drone video captures devastating scale of damage across northern Italy from deadly flooding
Rescue operations continue Friday after torrential rain wreaked mayhem in the northern regions of Italy this week, forcing thousands to leave their flooded homes.

60,000 Lbs. Explosive Ammonium Nitrate Missing from Train in California
Sixty thousand pounds of ammonium nitrate, used as a fertilizer but also in explosives, are missing from a rail shipment that was due to arrive in California from Wyoming.

U.S. Depression Rates Reach New Highs
The percentage of U.S. adults who report having been diagnosed with depression at some point in their lifetime has reached 29.0%, nearly 10 percentage points higher than in 2015. The percentage of Americans who currently have or are being treated for depression has also increased, to 17.8%, up about seven points over the same period. Both rates are the highest recorded by Gallup since it began measuring depression using the current form of data collection in 2015.

U.S. and its allies plan to provide Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets, official says
America and its allies plan to provide F-16s to Ukraine — although the fighter jets may not necessarily come directly from the United States — as part of a long-term effort to strengthen the country’s security, a senior Biden administration official said Friday.

‘Sad Day for Babies and Mums’: FDA Panel Recommends Pfizer’s RSV Vaccine for Pregnant Women
Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday recommended, by a vote of 10 to 4, that the agency approve Pfizer’s respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine for pregnant women, despite questions about the vaccine’s safety.

‘Patriot Act on Steroids’: Bill to Ban TikTok Could Lead to ‘Sweeping Surveillance and Censorship’ in U.S., Critics Say 
U.S. lawmakers are considering a bill that would grant the U.S. government vast new powers to surveil and censor U.S. citizens.

New York state Christian university fires 2 employees over pronouns in work emails
Two employees at a small Christian university in western New York have been fired over using their pronouns in work emails, according to reports.

WATCH: MASSIVE Crowd Shows Up To Oppose Extreme Maine Bill Allowing Late Term Abortions Up Until Birth 
The Maine State Legislature held a 19-hour session this week in regard to the topic of abortion, after Democrat Governor Janet Mills and House Speaker Rachel Talbot Ross introduced a bill that would legalize abortion after fetal viability, or around 24 weeks of pregnancy.

NY Times attacks ‘detransitioners’ for using their stories to help stop mutilation of children 
A recent New York Times article attempted to downplay the importance of “detransitioners,” or individuals who once identified as the opposite sex but now have stopped trying to portray themselves that way. The article comes after numerous LGBT groups and New York Times contributors have criticized the paper for sometimes running articles skeptical of components of transgenderism.

Erdoğan’s Daughter Takes Aim at Christianity: ‘The Crescent Will Win over Cross of the West’
Esra Erdogan’s emergence as a vocal advocate for Islamic dominance and staunch critic of the West and Christianity raises concerns about a significant global threat.

Blasphemous transgender paintings remain in NY church under ‘updated’ name and description 
The blasphemous painting series entitled ‘God is Trans’ remains in place by a New York City church altar, contrary to previous reports, as the title and description have been removed for replacement with a less offensive alternative.

Governments paid $195 billion for Covid Vaccines which caused 36 million deaths
Ballpark figures…show that covid, now that all is officially said and done, completely drained the economy of its lifeblood while callously ending the lives of millions upon millions of people in the name of “public health.” One major elephant in the room as far as the death counts go is that people were mostly still alive until the rollout of vaccination programmes. Once that happened and the injections started going into people’s arms, deaths began to skyrocket.

The Bilderbergers meet in secret for the 69th time
The 69th Bilderberg Meeting, a secretive conclave of global power brokers, kicked off yesterday in Lisbon, Portugal, with issues on the agenda including transnational threats, artificial intelligence, and America’s leadership in world affairs. About 130 participants from 23 countries have confirmed their attendance.

G7 Summit to issue another statement on the Pandemic Treaty
According to Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper, the Group of 7 (“G7”) – Britain, Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States – is considering whether to issue a statement on a global pandemic response at the 19-21 May G7 summit in Japan’s city of Hiroshima. Japan took over the G7 presidency in 2023 but the idea of a ‘Pandemic Treaty’ became a news item two years earlier.

‘Radioactive cloud’ threatening western Europe 
The destruction of depleted uranium shells in Ukraine has produced a radioactive cloud which has been blown toward Western Europe, the secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolay Patrushev, has claimed. The UK has supplied this type of munition to Ukraine to be fired from British-made Challenger tanks.