18 Aug 2019

US murderer executed after choosing electric chair
Washington (AFP) – A man put to death in the US state of Tennessee on Thursday for murdering a woman and her daughter chose in his final hours to be electrocuted rather than executed by lethal injection, prison officials said. Stephen West, who was convicted in the two killings more than 30 years ago, waited until Wednesday to choose his method of execution — one day after Tennessee’s Republican Governor Bill Lee refused his request for clemency.

Epstein’s Own Lawyers Revolt, Move to Challenge Autopsy Conclusion
Lawyers for late financier Jeffrey Epstein are not happy with the autopsy conclusion of the New York City medical examiner’s office and have issued a challenge demanding answers and accountability. The mystery surrounding his death and his treatment at the Metropolitan Correctional Center have sparked his lawyers to apparently begin digging for answers on their own. Reid Weingarten, Epstein’s lead attorney, signed the letter along with two others.

Democrats Suffer Significant Court Defeat in Their Attempt To Impeach President Trump
House Judiciary Committee…set a timeline in which articles of impeachment could be recommended by his committee by late autumn. On Wednesday, that schedule took a huge hit. Judge Beryl Howell of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia rejected House Democrats’ attempt to have two separate cases related to the Judiciary Committee’s investigation tried by the same judge, stating they “are too superficial and attenuated” to be designated as related.

More genes in the human microbiome than stars in the observable universe
Astronomers suggest there may be about one billion trillion stars in the observable universe. Trying to fathom a universe that mind-bendingly large is virtually impossible, and now a new study is suggesting the human microbiome is operating on similar levels of complexity, but on a vastly smaller scale. The research, from Harvard Medical School and the Joslin Diabetes Center, suggests the bacteria living inside us may collectively contain more novel genes than there are stars in the observable universe.

Afghan wedding suicide blast kills 63, wounds 182 – ministry
A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a packed wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night…The attack came as the Taliban and the United States are trying to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of US forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with Afghanistan’s US-backed government.

Hong Kong protests: More than 100,000 march peacefully
More than 100,000 people are holding another day of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, amid increasingly severe warnings from the Beijing authorities. Activists and police have clashed over the past 10 weeks, but this weekend’s rallies have so far been peaceful. The protests were sparked by an extradition bill, which has since been suspended by the Hong Kong government.

Portland ‘ground zero’ for protests between right, left-wing
Hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday for a long-hyped rally that attracted President Donald Trump’s attention and resulted in at least 13 arrests. Police seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons and closed bridges and streets to try to keep the rival groups apart. They were largely successful. Six minor injuries were reported.

Your New Heart Could Be Made in China
Recently, a Chinese startup named Qihan Biotech raised $20 million to develop replacement organs for humans. The smallish deal would hardly have rated a headline, except for the fact that the Hangzhou-based gene-editing company is aiming to grow those organs in pigs and other animals. If successful, such transplants could well transform medicine.

Top North Korea, China generals huddle in Beijing
Top military leaders from North Korea and China have recommitted themselves to strengthened exchanges between their armed forces during a meeting in Beijing. The meeting Saturday came as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon, seen as an attempt to pressure Washington and Seoul over nuclear negotiations and joint military exercises.

U.S. and UK presence in Gulf brings insecurity: Iran Revolutionary Guards navy chief
The presence of America and Britain in the Gulf region brings insecurity, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards navy, Alireza Tangsiri, was reported as saying by the ILNA news agency. Tensions have spiked between Iran and the U.S. and Britain in the Gulf after the Islamic Republic shot down an American drone in June and seized a British tanker last month for violating maritime regulations.

Zombie Deer Disease Rears Its Ugly Head: Canada Issues Stark Warning About “Always Fatal” Infection
Earlier this year, an infectious disease expert warned that a deadly disease found in deer could infect humans in the near future. Often referred to as “zombie deer” disease because of the symptoms, Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been reported in at least 26 states in the continental United States and in four provinces in Canada.

Dayton, Ohio, gunman had cocaine, alcohol and antidepressants in system: coroner
The gunman who carried out a deadly mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, this month had cocaine and other drugs in his system at the time, according to a coroner’s report.

New Compilation of Utility Smart Meters’ Many Flaws — Outrageous Bills, Fires and More
Tens of millions of utility Smart Meters have been installed in the U.S. and around the world so there’s a good chance they are installed on your home and throughout your community even if your utility company doesn’t refer to them as “Smart.”

Former Obama White House counsel ‘schemed, falsified, and concealed’ facts from investigators: Prosecutors
The prosecution and defense painted starkly different pictures of how Obama White House counsel Greg Craig handled a report involving Ukraine, Paul Manafort, and the media in their opening statements at Craig’s trial Thursday.

Churches arm, train congregants in wake of mass shootings
The anxiety of one mass shooting after another has led some churches to start training and arming their worshippers with guns. Not all security experts support this approach, but it has gained momentum as congregations across the country grapple with how to secure spaces where welcoming strangers is a religious practice.

Lightning struck near the North Pole 48 times. Here’s why it’s not normal.
Lightning happens all the time, but certain parts of the world get far less of it than others, including near the North Pole. Lightning requires atmospheric instability, something that’s set up when cold, parched air sits atop warmer, wetter air. At very high latitudes, that hotter, damper air tends not to show up.

THE DAYS OF LOT: New Pew Poll Shows That Support For Same-Sex Marriage Has More Than Doubled Among Evangelical Christian Groups
I do not see any end-times revival coming for the Christian church in the last days before the Rapture, but what I do see is exactly what Jesus said would be the state of the last professing global Christian church. What is that state, you ask? A big, fat and sloppy, lukewarm Laodicean mess that Jesus is disgusted with. So much so that He spues it from out of His mouth. That, my dear reader, is how the Church Age ends.

Planned Parenthood Set To Lose $60 Million In Annual Funds On Monday, Following Trump Administration Rule Change
The Trump administration is cracking down on Planned Parenthood, the federally-subsidized abortion provider that has killed and dismembered millions of babies nationwide, by denying them the annual funds they have come to rely upon from the taxpayer.

‘Veggie Tales’ Creator Says Christian Media Will Soon Be Forced to Cover LGBT Topics for Kids
‘Veggie Tales’ co-creator Phil Vischer says it’s inevitable that Christian filmmakers will be forced to address LGBT topics on their shows.

Israeli Air Force Strikes Targets In Gaza Strip Following A Barrage Of Rockets Launched By Palestinian Terrorists And Aimed At Southern Israel
After a relatively quiet summer, Palestinian terror group Hamas has once again fired a barrage of rockets at southern Israel. The IAF responded quickly and efficiently with a target strike Hamas offices and homes in the Gaza Strip. Just another day in the Holy Land, right? Consider this.

Sen. Schumer wants to outlaw bulletproof backpacks that help protect children from violence
Another day, another Democrat, post-mass shooting, who wants to stifle liberty and steal more of your freedom. In the wake of the most recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton, the Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer of New York, wants to make it more difficult for even schoolchildren to survive such an incident.

“The Impact On Tourism Is Huge:” Hong Kong Hotel Crisis Erupts Amid Escalating Protests ​​​​​​​
Tourism in Hong Kong just crashed.

17 Aug 2019

‘Her hatred for Israel overwhelms her love for her grandmother’: Israeli interior minister brutally calls Rashida Tlaib OUT
Anyway, the Israeli interior minister called her out on Twitter in a big way and it’s glorious: “I authorized this humanitarian trip, but it turns out that it was a provocation to embarrass Israel. Her hatred for Israel overcomes her love for her grandmother.”

Russia flies nuclear-capable bombers to region facing Alaska
Russia said on Wednesday it had flown two nuclear-capable TU-160 bombers to a far eastern Russian region opposite Alaska as part of a training exercise that state media said showed Moscow’s ability to park nuclear arms on the United States’ doorstep.

Former KKK Leader Endorses Tulsi Gabbard for Stance on Israel
Duke, who used to head the KKK back in the 1970s, posted several tweets endorsing Gabbard’s 2020 presidential campaign, Duke also changed the background image of his Twitter account on Monday, which enjoys over 50,000 followers. A prominent “Tulsi Gabbard for President” accompanied by the words: “Finally a candidate who will actually put America First rather than Israel First!”

IDF strikes targets in Gaza following rocket fire
IAF jets struck several targets in the Gaza Strip Friday night following the launching of rockets towards southern Israel.
According to the Israeli military, fighter jets and other aircraft struck two underground terrorist infrastructures belonging to Hamas in the north and center of the coastal enclave.

Siblings run-over in Gush Etzion terror attack
Two Israeli siblings, Noam and Nahum Navi, aged 20 and 18, were injured in a ramming attack near the settlement of Elazar on Friday afternoon in the Gush Etzion region of the West Bank. Police released dramatic video footage of the attack, which showed a white car with an Israeli license plate speeding on Route 60, then swerving off the road to hit the sister and brother who were standing by the bus stop.

Sudan conflict: Senior commander Hemeti vows to stick with deal
A key military leader in Sudan has promised to abide by a power-sharing agreement with the opposition. Mohamed Hamdan “Hemeti” Dagolo – widely regarded as Sudan’s most powerful man – made the pledge in a BBC interview as the two sides prepared to sign the landmark deal later on Saturday. Its aim is to end months of unrest and pave the way for civilian rule.

Iran tanker: US issues warrant to seize Grace 1 supertanker
The US justice department has issued a warrant to seize a detained Iranian oil tanker, a day after a judge in Gibraltar ordered it to be released. The Grace 1 supertanker, which is carrying 2.1m barrels of oil, was detained on 4 July on suspicion of illegally transporting oil to Syria. A last-minute legal attempt by the US to keep the tanker detained was rejected by Gibraltar on Thursday.

Meadowhall shoppers scanned in facial recognition trial
Visitors to a major shopping centre could have been scanned by facial-recognition cameras without knowing it, a civil liberties group said. Big Brother Watch said the trial at Meadowhall in Sheffield was part of a UK-wide facial recognition “epidemic”. The shopping centre’s owner said data was “deleted immediately” after the month-long police trial in 2018 ended.

Candida auris: The new superbug on the block
The drug-resistant fungus, Candida auris, was only discovered 10 years ago, but is now one of the world’s most feared hospital microbes. There have been outbreaks across the world, and new research shows higher temperatures may have led to an increase in infections. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called for better understanding of who is most vulnerable to reduce risk.

ISIL is building a new caliphate from inside a Syrian refugee camp, and the West has no plan to combat it
ISIL has largely taken over control of a huge camp in northeast Syria, and there’s no plan for what to do with the 70,000 people there (including more than 50,000 children). The United States and Europe must immediately address this urgent national security and humanitarian crisis, before a new caliphate is established while we watch.

Churches arm, train congregants in wake of mass shootings
…The anxiety of one mass shooting after another has led some churches to start training and arming their worshippers with guns. Not all security experts support this approach, but it has gained momentum as congregations across the country grapple with how to secure spaces where welcoming strangers is a religious practice.

Satanic Temple in Ottawa to Hold First Public Black Mass in Canada
The Satanic Temple in Ottawa plans to hold what apparently will be the first public Black Mass in Canada’s history on Aug. 17. A Black Mass is an inversion and mockery of the Catholic Mass, where the ritual is performed in reverse, from the end to the beginning, and symbolizes the undoing of Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross and the undoing of Satan’s defeat.

Secret Service Clears Streets Near Israeli Embassy Following Reports of ‘Suspicious Person, Vehicle’
The U.S. Secret Service confirmed Friday…it has shuttered the streets surrounding the Israeli embassy in downtown Washington, D.C. following reports “of a suspicious person and vehicle,”… “This morning at approximately 8:00 a.m. Secret Service Uniformed Division officers responded to the report of a suspicious person and vehicle near the Embassy of Israel,” the official said.

CYBER PANIC Google warns BILLIONS of website passwords have been hacked – how to check yours now
GOOGLE has warned users that billions of passwords – and hundreds of thousands of username and password combinations – have been hacked. Cyber-experts are now urging users to make sure they’re using tough passwords that haven’t already been stolen. Earlier this year, Google launched a Password Checkup add-on for the Google Chrome web browser.

Democratic and Republican lawmakers back $8 billion F-16 sale to Taiwan
Congress should move quickly with an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan as the self-ruled island faces pressure from China’s increased military presence in the region, leading U.S. Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Friday. China denounced the planned sale, one of the biggest yet by the United States to Taiwan, which Beijing considers a renegade province. It warned of unspecified “countermeasures.”

Russia flies nuclear-capable bombers to region facing Alaska
Russia said on Wednesday it had flown two nuclear-capable TU-160 bombers to a far eastern Russian region opposite Alaska as part of a training exercise that state media said showed Moscow’s ability to park nuclear arms on the United States’ doorstep.

Drug-poisoning deaths in England and Wales at highest level ever recorded
Britain is facing a public health emergency as alarming figures for England and Wales show drug-related deaths have hit record levels, prompting calls for damaging cuts to treatment services to be urgently reversed.

Downpours to aim at Delhi after monsoon kills hundreds and displaces over 1 million
Following news that monsoon rain has claimed more than 300 lives across India, Myanmar and Pakistan so far this month, the risk of flooding will expand to India’s National Capital Region (NCR) this weekend.

Severe floods leave at least 50 dead, thousands of homes destroyed, Sudan
Thousands of homes were destroyed and at least 50 people have been killed in severe floods affecting Sudan over the past 10 days. Flooding has affected 25 localities in 16 of Sudan’s 18 states. Catastrophic health conditions are expected if authorities do not intervene.

Rashida Tlaib And Ilhan Omar’s Botched Israel Trip Was Sponsored By Terror-Linked Organization
Rashida Tlaib’s and Ilhan Omar’s cancelled trip to Israel was sponsored by a Palestinian-based organization whose members have expressed sympathy for terrorist activities and support the BDS movement.

Back to School: Prepping Kids for Gender-Confusing Messages, Internet Temptations, and More
The start of another school year is upon us. The fun and relaxed schedule of the summer will quickly fade as structure and routine settle back into households all around the world. Parents are already dealing with the hustle and bustle of the upcoming school year as they work tirelessly to adjust schedules in advance of the school year’s many activities.

Millennial has meltdown when boss corrects her spelling of ‘hamster’
…In a series of tweets on July 12, 2019, Blymire recounted a story she overheard of a millennial “in her late 20s” in Washington, DC, getting feedback on something she had written from her boss, who is also female:

Insider Raises Alarm on Google’s AI Project in China
Whistle Blower Zach Vorhies is raising the alarm on Google’s AI project in China that he’s calling this century’s ‘Manhattan Project’ for artificial intelligence.

Soros Implementing His Radical Leftist Agenda by Investing in Criminal Justice
For many years leftist billionaire George Soros has used his wealth to remake our society. His latest area of focus is criminal justice. From Texas to Philadelphia to Virginia, Soros has reportedly spent millions in backing candidates for district attorneys or prosecutors.

Corrupt FBI was running a treasonous espionage operation against Trump… and it’s all about to come out
By now it should be obvious to fair-minded, thinking Americans concerned about the loss of trust in our country’s governing institutions that elements of the Obama administration and careerists in the Deep State conspired to keep Donald Trump out of the White House — and when that didn’t work, to undermine him and his administration with the goal of ousting him from office.

Teen Vogue Attempting To Turn Teenage Girls Against Their Parents By Posting To Snapchat And Instructing Them To Seek Out Secret Abortions
This is not about ‘reproductive rights’ or ‘healthcare freedom’, no it’s nothing of the kind. Abortion is being used by the Left to not only murder unborn babies, the majority of which are black, but abortion is also being used to destroy the nuclear family by pitting children against their parents.

Grapefruit-size hailstone in Colorado breaks state record
The sky wasn’t falling, but it might have felt like it in Colorado this week. Indeed, a storm there delivered a record-breaking hailstone that measured 4.83 inches in diameter — roughly the size of a grapefruit, weather services said.