21 May 2024

Was Raisi’s death a sovereign act of God?
It really makes you wonder when you look back at Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s statement of April 23rd, less than a month ago, as he threatened Israel with annihilation. It was during a visit to Pakistan that Raisi referred to Israel as the “Zionist regime,” whose destruction he promised if they would dare to attack Iran. The man who donned a black turban, signifying lineage to the prophet Mohammed, was notorious for terrifying the Iranian people, who suffered tremendously under his suffocating grip.

In summit, Xi and Putin likely discussed a lingering problem: United States
Putin traveled last week to Beijing, where he met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping to reaffirm what they call a “no-limits” partnership between the two countries. Bob Maginnis, … has warned for years the U.S. has entered another “cold war” with both Russia and China, who are both adversaries if not enemies of the United States and its allies.

Federal Judge Halts ATF Rule Constraining Unlicensed Gun Deals
A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to temporarily halt enforcement of its new rule re-defining who is considered to be “engaged in the business” of dealing firearms under federal law. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, concluded that the new ATF rule likely went afoul of the APA and that the plaintiffs have a likelihood to succeed on those merits of their argument for throwing out the new gun control rule.

Map Shows Latest Cartel Activity In Mexico As Drug Lords Should Fear A Potential Trump Victory
Every six months, the US drug death catastrophe eclipses the Vietnam War. The vast majority of deaths are derived from fentanyl-laced narcotics, which come from Mexico (and chemicals sourced initially from China), via open southern borders pushed by radical leftists in the White House. More recently, the House Select Committee on China revealed that the Chinese Communist Party used tax rebates to subsidize the manufacturing and exporting of fentanyl chemicals abroad.

“You Stole From The Trump Organization, Correct?”: Michael Cohen Hands Trump Prosecution Another Terrible Day
Today: Cohen admitted he stole from the Trump Organization. While he asked for $50,000, Cohen only paid the company $20,000 – pocketing the difference. “You stole from the Trump Organization, correct?” defense attorney Todd Blanche asked. “Yes sir,” Cohen replied.

Israel Fuming At UN’s Moment Of Silence For Iran Leader: ‘What’s Next? A Moment Of Silence For Hitler?’
Amid the international messages of condolence and support for Iran after the death of President Ebrahim Raisi, the United Nations Security Council on Monday held a solemn moment of silence to observe his passing. Israel is outraged by the gesture, saying that it was tantamount to honoring a terrorist, or “Hitler” – as stated by Israeli Ambassador to UN Gilad Erdan. “This body, which makes no effort to free our hostages, tipped their heads today to a man who was responsible for the deaths of thousands in Iran, in Israel, and around the world.”

Microsoft’s Copilot+ PCs have built-in generative AI capabilities
Microsoft has unveiled a new category of Windows PCs called Copilot+ at a special event held at their campus in Redmond, Washington. These PCs are designed to handle more AI tasks locally, thanks to powerful hardware that includes dedicated neural processing units (NPUs) capable of at least 45 trillion operations per second (TOPS). Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduced the Copilot+ PCs, calling them “the fastest, most intelligent Windows PCs ever built.”

Second destructive derecho in a week slams central US with 100-mph winds, baseball-sized hail
Cleanup efforts are underway across parts of the central U.S. after a destructive derecho blasted across Kansas with 100 mph wind gusts and baseball-sized hail, causing major damage and knocking out power to tens of thousands of utility customers across the region.

Severe thunderstorms hit Kansas and Oklahoma with strong winds, baseball-sized hail and tornadoes 
Severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S. on Sunday, May 19, 2024, producing strong winds and heavy rains, baseball-sized hail, and several tornadoes in Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

Forty-seven dead in heavy rain, floods in northern Afghanistan, official says
At least 47 people have died after continued heavy rain and flooding in northern Afghanistan, an official said on Sunday, a day after a similar number were killed in a central province.

Another derecho slams central US with destructive wind gusts, large hail
Cleanup efforts are underway across parts of the central U.S. after a destructive derecho blasted across Kansas with 100 mph wind gusts and baseball-sized hail, causing major damage and knocking out power to tens of thousands of utility customers across the region.

Churches turn to armed volunteers as gunmen threaten pastors, worshippers
Security experts are increasingly urging U.S. churches to increase their safety measures after two near misses involving attempted shootings at houses of worship in different parts of the country this month. Interest in doing so among congregations is also on the rise, they say.

In biometric ‘breakthrough’ year, you may soon pay with your face
Automated fast food restaurant CaliExpress by Flippy, in Pasadena, Calif., opened in January to considerable hype due to its robot burger makers, but the restaurant launched with another, less heralded innovation: the ability to pay for your meal with your face.

Ebrahim Raisi dead: Iranian president killed in helicopter crash 
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was killed in a helicopter crash in the country’s northwest on Sunday, Iranian state media agencies and government officials reported on Monday morning.

Pfizer whistle-blower says about a third of Pfizer’s covid injections contained graphene oxide, but the debate continues
Last week, Pfizer whistle-blower Melissa McAtee said that Pfizer’s internal database had evidence from a laboratory in Spain that up to a third of covid injection vials contained graphene oxide.