31 Dec 2023

See the massive rogue wave that crashed into Ventura, California, sending 8 people to the hospital
Forecasters are warning of an “exceptionally dangerous” wave event along the California coast that “has not occurred in many years” — and in Ventura on Thursday, beachgoers experienced just how dangerous it can be. Video shows a massive rogue wave slamming into a sea wall along the beach, sweeping up a truck and sending numerous people to the hospital.

Russia launches the biggest aerial barrage of the war and kills 30 civilians, Ukraine says
Russia launched 122 missiles and dozens of drones against Ukrainian targets, officials said Friday, killing at least 30 civilians across the country in what an air force official called the biggest aerial barrage of the war. Meanwhile, in Poland, authorities said that what apparently was a Russian missile had entered the country’s airspace Friday morning from the direction of Ukraine and then vanished off radars.

2023: The Year Of The ChatGPT Scare
2023 was the year that an artificial intelligence (AI) known as ChatGPT-4 spectacularly passed the Turing Test. For a hundred million users, interacting with the Chat bot was indistinguishable from interacting with a human being. Its apparent intelligence is a kind of magic trick insofar as the product seems similar to human reason, but it is really high-speed, brute force statistical pattern matching of words in specific contexts.

Ghost Ships at reawakened North Korea port put Ukraine in peril
A dormant North Korean port near the border with Russia has sprung back to life, fueling what experts say is a burgeoning trade in arms destined for the frontlines in Ukraine that is simultaneously bolstering the anemic economy managed by Kim Jong Un. Satellite imagery of the Najin port taken from October to December shows a steady stream of ships at the facility, hundreds of shipping containers being loaded and unloaded, and rail cars ready to transport goods.

73% Of US Christians Say The Bible Doesn’t Influence Their Views On Israel:
Respondents were asked about what has “influenced” their views about Israel and were given a list of responses that they could select all that apply. About 27% of Christians selected the Bible, suggesting that among 73% of respondents, the Bible does not inform their views of Israel.

US shoots down Houthi-fired ballistic missiles after attack on Maersk vessel
Central Command (CENTCOM) said on Saturday night that the USS Gravely missile destroyer shot down two anti-ship ballistic missiles while responding to a Houthi attack on a merchant vessel “While responding, the USS Gravely shot down two anti-ship ballistic missiles fired from Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen toward the ships, added.

U.S. Approves Emergency Sale of Munitions to Israel Amid Hamas Conflict
The United States has approved a $147.5 million sale of 155mm high-explosive artillery munitions and related equipment to Israel. The decision, made under an emergency provision, bypasses the typical congressional review process. This approval follows a recent authorization earlier in the month for the sale of nearly 14,000 rounds of 120mm tank ammunition to Israel.

IDF ‘Ghost’ unit uses new tech to fight Hamas in Gaza
In Jabalya refugee camp, the soldiers had taken over several buildings where they were monitoring the neighborhood and collecting information using drones and other new technologies. The unit directed a tank to neutralize a threat in a building and used precision mortars against the enemy.

Netanyahu warns Iran, Hezbollah of ‘blows it never dreamed of’
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stern warning to Iran and Hezbollah and confirmed that the Gaza war could continue for months, amid a push to bring to fruition a Qatari proposal to secure the release of additional hostages. “On the northern border – we are landing heavy blows against Hezbollah, eliminating many terrorists and destroying the enemy’s capabilities,”

Armenian Christians say they were assaulted over contentious Jerusalem land deal
A number of Armenian Christian clerics were injured during a physical altercation with Muslim Arabs in the Old City of Jerusalem. The incident occurred on Thursday, police said, with officers forced to intervene to separate dozens of Muslim Arabs and Armenian Christians during what Deputy Jerusalem Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum called a “brawl.”

6 soldiers injured by terrorists in Judea and Samaria
Six IDF soldiers have been wounded in terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria in the last two days. On Saturday, one soldier was seriously wounded in a car-ramming attack near al-Fawwar refugee camp south of Hebron. Reserve soldiers who noticed the terrorist immediately neutralized him.

Project Veritas uncovers Planned Parenthood arranging secret out-of-state abortions
A center in Missouri, where abortion is banned, directs minor girls ‘every day’ to Kansas without their parents’ knowledge and coordinates transportation, hotels and payment.

1,000 Israelis cry out to God in song ‘Bring Them Home’
One thousand Israeli musicians and singers gathered at the ancient Caesarea Amphitheater and sang ‘Bring Them Home’ as a song of prayer to God to bring home the Israeli hostages still held captive by Hamas in Gaza. The event took place on Dec. 18, 2023 and was produced by Talya Yarom. Amazingly, there were a lot of similarities between the ‘Homeland Concert’ and a typical Christian worship concert with hands lifted up and hearts poured out in song.

Key developments in the firing of UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow, who was denied a pay raise five years ago over inviting a former porn actress to speak on campus, was fired Dec. 27 for himself engaging in explicit sexual acts with his wife on popular porn websites.

Shallow M6.4 earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia 
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the BMKG as M6.4 hit near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia at 17:16 UTC on December 30, 2023 (00:16 local time, December 31). The agency is reporting a depth of 40 km (25 miles). USGS and EMSC are reporting M6.3 at a depth of 39 km (24 miles).

Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the BMKG as M6.3 hit off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia at 05:19 UTC (12:19 local time) on December 30, 2023, at a depth of 12 km (7.4 miles). USGS and EMSC report this quake as M5.6 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

Southern California faces renewed threat of massive waves, coastal flooding
Another round of dangerous surf and coastal flooding Saturday forced some authorities in Southern California to warn of the potential of coastal evacuations, just 48 hours after massive waves wreaked havoc along beaches from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

Europe on alert for New Year’s Eve terror as France deploys 90,000 cops amid ‘very high risk’ of attacks
FEARS of terror attacks over New Year’s Eve celebrations have forced officials to ramp up security measures as Europe remains on “high alert.”  France is set to deploy 90,000 cops across the country amid a “very high terrorist threat” due to the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

December beats record for most illegal immigrant crossings of US-Mexico border of all time
Customs and Border Patrol Agents have revealed to Fox News that over 276,000 illegal immigrants have crossed the US-Mexico border in December. This sets the record for most ever after September 2023, which saw 269,735—and December is not yet over. More than 7 million have entered since Biden took office, 2.2 million of them in 2022.

Ukraine War: Joe Biden Says The U.S. Could Be “Pulled In Directly”
Warmonger Joe Biden has said that there is now a risk of the United States getting “pulled directly” into the war between Ukraine and Russia. The U.S. is already a proxy in this war, so it looks like the West is going to step it up a notch in the new year.

HERE WE GO: Los Angeles County Reinstates Mask Mandate for Healthcare Facilities Due to ‘Increase in Covid Hospitalizations’
Here we go. Los Angeles health officials will use any excuse to bring back the oppressive COVID-era mandates. Mask mandates are back in Los Angeles health facilities for patients, healthcare workers, and visitors beginning December 30th.

American life expectancy plunges in wake of COVID vaccine… 
Since the introduction of the COVID vaccine, there’s been a significant change in our way of life, or rather, the lifespan of Americans, as life expectancy has experienced an alarming downturn. We’ve also been seeing injuries related to the vaccine, often downplayed by the media and left-wing groups, and a concerning number of “sudden deaths” among healthy, young Americans. And this isn’t some random speculation or wild conspiracy theory. The alarming increase in young people suffering heart attacks is a real and present issue.

Armenian Christian Bishops, Priests, Deacons Attacked in Jerusalem by Dozens of Masked Muslims 
Armenian Christians in Jerusalem were violently attacked by more than 30 masked Arab Muslims in Jerusalem on Thursday.

The New Blue Screen Of Death? “Your Vehicle Cannot Be Driven” 
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Gone are the days of Windows 95; heading into the year 2024, there’s an entirely new “blue screen of death” people apparently need to be watching out for – in their cars.

Are You in an Anti-Free Speech State? We Now Have The Definitive List
…a filing in the Supreme Court supporting censorship efforts by the Biden Administration has supplied a handy list of the anti-free speech states for citizens.

Australian government is coming for your Utes, SUVs and cheap fuel
Just before Christmas the government quietly put out new emissions rules they know Australians won’t like. “Tis the season for dropping press release bombs. By forcing Australians to buy expensive, unreliable cars prone to exploding, the government will stop families going on holidays, burn down a few homes, and keep friends from visiting each other, unless the nation of petrol-heads keep driving their old cars and Utes, Cuba style.

Watch: Jordanian MP burns Israeli flag
Jordanian MP Khalil Attiya on Thursday burned an Israeli flag at the Arab League session which convened in Cairo. Footage posted to social media showed Attiya burning the flag as other attendees clapped.

South Africa files genocide case against Israel at World Court
South Africa asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday for an urgent order declaring that Israel was in breach of its obligations under the 1948 Genocide Convention in its crackdown against the Palestinian group Hamas in Gaza.