31 Aug 2023

UN secretary-general expected to visit Israel, Palestinian Authority
A planned trip by U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres to Israel and the Palestinian Authority is unlikely to yield significant developments but may help relieve tensions in a strained relationship. The United Nations has not announced any official excursion, though “the secretary-general intends to visit Israel and the P.A. quite soon,” an Israeli diplomatic source told JNS.estinian-authority

Growing public concern about the role of artificial intelligence in daily life
52% of Americans say they feel more concerned than excited about the increased use of artificial intelligence. Just 10% say they are more excited than concerned, while 36% say they feel an equal mix of these emotions. The share of Americans who are mostly concerned about AI in daily life is up 14 percentage points since December 2022, when 38% expressed this view. Concern about AI outweighs excitement across all major demographic groups.

AI revolution in video games has industry players treading warily
But even the ultra-connected industry is eyeing the innovation warily, with fears growing that jobs could be made redundant and artistic creations usurped. “AI is really a turning point,” according to Julien Millet, an AI engineer and founder of United Bits Game studio, who attended the industry fair this week. “I am worried for those jobs,” Millet said.

Fearing ‘pillaging’, news outlets block an OpenAI bot
A growing number of media outlets are blocking a webpage-scanning tool used by ChatGPT creator OpenAI to improve its artificial intelligence models. The New York Times, CNN, Australian broadcaster ABC and news agencies Reuters and Bloomberg have taken steps to thwart GPTBot, a web crawler launched on August 8.

Google to add AI models to its cloud platform
Google is adding artificial intelligence tools from companies including Meta Platforms and Anthropic to its cloud platform, weaving more generative AI into its products and positioning itself as a one-stop shop for cloud customers seeking to tap into the technology.

Saudi crown prince approves targets to boost eco-tourism, afforestation in Kingdom
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has approved a number of strategic targets that will play a crucial role in the Kingdom meeting its afforestation and eco-tourism goals until 2030. Saudi Arabia’s reserve initiative is expected to cement the Kingdom’s position as one of the world’s top eco-tourism destinations and create jobs for local communities.

Arsonist sets himself on fire while trying to burn down church
Recently released footage shows the moment an arsonist accidentally set himself on fire while attempting to set fire to a church in Florida.The surveillance video released by the Broward Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit shows an unidentified individual setting fire to Oakland Park Church’s front doors. During the video, the suspect can be seen crossing the church parking lot and pouring gasoline alongside the church’s front doors.

“Gang Bosses” Led By US Risk Unleashing “Nuclear War”: Kim Jong Un
Kim Jong Un has blasted the US, Japan and South Korea for continuing to hold joint war games in waters off the Korean Peninsula. “The US imperialists are getting more frantic than ever before in the joint naval military exercises with their vassal forces in the waters around [North Korea],” he said

Invent Your Own Gender. Governor Gavin Newsom Encourages Youth With Millions In Taxpayer Support
California governor Newsom’s administration is funneling millions of taxpayer dollars into a nonprofit promoting “neogenders” like foxgender and autismgender and facilitating secret gender transitions for students in his state and across the country. It’s no longer only “he” and “she” or “man” and “woman” in the California public schools. And if Gavin Newsom gets his way, it’s coming to your school too.

Rise In Crime: Nordstrom Closes Shop In SF, Dollar Store Locks Up Merchandise
A nationwide crime wave is forcing many retailers, large and small, to close their doors or lock up their merchandise. One example is Nordstrom, which made an announcement in May that it’s closing its flagship store in downtown San Francisco after 35 years in business. The location inside Westfield Mall said goodbye to its last customers on Aug. 27, after opening in October 1988.

McConnell Malfunctions: Senate Minority Leader Glitches Hard In Shocking Second Incident
After being asked about running for reelection in 2026, the 81-year-old McConnell mumbled something, stared off into the distance, and then couldn’t recover despite an aide repeating the question. The aide then ended the event.

US fighter jets capable of nuclear bombing to be based in UK
New United States fighter jets capable of carrying nuclear weapons will be based in the UK as soon as this year. Two squadrons of F-35 As have been deployed and will arrive at the US-rented RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk imminently, The Telegraph understands.

4 IDF soldiers injured by IED while securing Joseph’s Tomb prayer
An IDF officer and three soldiers were injured after a large explosive device was detonated by Palestinian terrorists as Israeli forces entered Nablus to secure the entry of Jewish worshippers to Joseph’s Tomb on Wednesday night

Saudi funding offer to PA seen as step toward normalization with Israel
Riyadh has proposed resuming financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority, Saudi officials and former Palestinian officials say. This is a sign the kingdom is paving the way to establishing diplomatic relations with Israel, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Farmer revives the Biblical Balm of Gilead and Temple Incense
Dr. Elaine Solowey, director of the Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Kibbutz Ketura. She provided Ehrlich with a beginning for his six-acre Biblical farm. The plants thrived in the Dead Sea climate, and his farm now has about five thousand balsam plants.

Hurricane Franklin maintains Category 2 strength with dangerous impacts along Eastern Seaboard
Hurricane Franklin is holding at Category 2 strength Wednesday as it churns far off the East Coast, but it is still unleashing life-threatening surf and rip currents along the Eastern Seaboard that will last for several days.

Idalia’s wrath continues across Southeast with flooding in Charleston following historic Florida landfall
After Hurricane Idalia made its unprecedented landfall along Florida’s Gulf Coast, Idalia continues its trek as a tropical storm into Georgia and the Carolinas, blasting destructive winds, and catastrophic storm surge and flash flooding as power outages climbed to over 600,000 utility customlers.

Category 3 Hurricane “Idalia” strikes Florida’s Big Bend with destructive winds and storm surge 
Hurricane “Idalia” intensified from Category 1 to Category 4 in just 24 hours and made landfall shortly before 08:00 EDT (12:00 UTC) on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, near Keaton Beach in Florida’s Big Bend. The hurricane officially hit as a Category 3 storm with winds reaching 200 km/h (125 mph).

A Draconian New Law Went Into Effect On August 25th That Institutes Extreme Censorship Of The Internet On A Global Basis
The Internet just changed forever, but most people living in the United States don’t even realize what just happened.  A draconian new law known as the “Digital Services Act” went into effect in the European Union on Friday, and it establishes an extremely strict regime of Internet censorship that is far more authoritarian than anything we have ever seen before.

Senior Jesuit priest and close friend of Pope Francis accuses Jesus of being ‘stymied and callous’ 
A close papal confidant and editor of an influential Jesuit publication has published a Gospel commentary described as “blasphemous” due to its description of Jesus Christ as “stymied and callous.”

Multiple Florida Counties Back Resolution to Ban Covid Shots
A resolution to ban Covid shots and other mRNA vaccines is gaining widespread support from multiple counties in Florida. The movement seeks to pressure Florida’s Republican governor Ron DeSantis to ban the injection from being sold or administered across the state.

Tory councillor arrested for ‘hate crime’ after sharing video criticising police
A Conservative councillor was arrested for an alleged hate crime after re-tweeting a video criticising how the police treated a Christian street preacher.

Archbishop Viganò: Globalism is ‘satanic’ preparation for the ‘rise of the Antichrist’
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has once again condemned the rise of “globalism,” stating that it prepares humanity “for the political rise of the Antichrist.”

First COVID Deaths Were Fully Jabbed, Australian State Records Reveal
In light of a court case launched by a group of doctors challenging the Queensland government’s COVID-19 vaccination mandates, records have revealed that the first deaths in the Australian state were individuals who were fully vaccinated.

Sweden: Police Again Admit Inability to Protect Citizens from Migrants, This Time Urging Residents to Alter Clothing
In what has become a recurring pattern, Swedish police once again issue warnings to residents, harkening back to recent advisories cautioning women against walking alone at night due to a surge in violent sexual attacks, underscoring the ongoing challenges of migrant-related crime.

Carbon literacy training is another nail in the coffin for free speech in UK workplaces

Free Speech Union (“FSU”) is concerned that “carbon literacy training” will have a chilling effect on free speech in the workplace in the same way that unconscious bias training and anti-racism training does, with employees reluctant to challenge the ideas behind it for fear of jeopardising their careers.

A new study shows covid injections cause VAIDS in children
…The study aimed to investigate the effects on the functioning of children’s immune systems after being injected with Pfizer’s covid “vaccines.”  It found that covid-vaccinated children had decreased immune system responses to a variety of commonly encountered pathogens 28 days after the second dose.

James Delingpole: How red-pilled arbiters of truth discredit our cause 
“I call them the ‘purple-pilled’ because though they’ve taken the red pill more or less they still want to keep one foot in the blue-pilled camp for old times’ sake,” James Delingpole writes.

‘We were ordered to “Euthanise” Patients to falsely increase COVID Death Counts while Hospitals were Empty’ claims Whistleblowing NHS Doctor
…The whistleblower also confirmed that the little care given throughout the pandemic amounted to negligence and that the government and NHS bosses essentially instructed staff to let people die, or in some cases kill them through the ‘End of Life Care’ programme and falsely label the deaths as being due to Covid-19.