News – 1/22/2018
Neutron star cosmic collision keeps burning brighter, baffling scientists
The event, reported last October, marked the fifth observation of gravitational waves – ripples in the very fabric of spacetime, caused by huge cosmic cataclysms. Radio telescopes have remained trained on the site since detection, and found that the emissions weren’t fading away as expected – to the contrary, they actually brightened.
Will Turkish Invasion of Syria Bring About Pre-Messianic Conflict With Russia?
A massive Turkish ground force crossed into the Afrin region of Syria to fight the Kurdish militia and push them out of Syria. The Turkish government claims their goal is to establish a 19-mile buffer zone against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a militant group based in Syria. If the conflict intensifies, it could pit Turkey directly against Russia, which has boosted its military presence and bases in Syria in an effort to support the Syrian government in the country’s nearly seven-year-long civil war. A conflict between Turkey and Russia was predicted over 200 years ago by Rabbi Elijah ben Solomon Zalman, known as the Vilna Gaon, …
California to register illegal aliens to vote – automatically
The state has long provided driver’s licenses to all who simply claimed, without proof, that they were citizens of in the country legally. There were no checks made or documentation required. But beginning April 1 every person who gets a California driver’s license will be automatically entitled to vote.
Report: Trump suggests annexation of 10% of Judea and Samaria
Palestinian Authority chief negotiator Saeb Erekat revealed in a report prepared for the PLO Central Committee meeting last week details of the American proposal for a “deal of the century” aimed at advancing an agreement to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict. According to the report, the outline drawn up by US President Donald Trump’s negotiating team included the annexation of 10% of Judea and Samaria by Israel and the placement of the capital of the future state of Palestine in the suburbs of Jerusalem.
Analysis: A new anti-Israel axis is forming
With Hamas running out of options in its terror war against Israel from Gazan soil, the Islamist terrorist organization is looking for other options to hit Israel. After Israel proved it can virtually neutralize every rocket launched at southern Israel from Gaza and developed what is dubbed ‘an underground Iron Dome’ in order to combat the increasing threat of Hamas’ terror tunnels, the Palestinian terror group is now threatening Israel from the north.
The age of Neo-Stalinism
Today, the judicial system has turned into a disgusting parody of itself; supported by politicians, Academia, media and NGOs, it is now a powerful lever used by prominent people to promote the ideology of political correctness and multiculturalism. The goal of this ideology is ethnic and cultural substitution and, as a consequence, Islamization. It is not actively displayed, although it is not concealed.
Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander
Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, such accusations against Barros are “all calumny.”
Israeli Obstacles to Peace
Abbas has never met an offer he liked. In 2008, then prime minister Ehud Olmert offered him everything he demanded, and Abbas walked away. In 2014, then-president Barack Obama offered him even more than Olmert did. And Abbas walked away.
Iran says warplanes warned off 2 Western vessels during drill
Iranian warplanes warned off two “coalition vessels” during military drill in waters off the country’s southeast, a senior naval officer said, in the latest confrontation between Iranian and Western forces that patrol the Gulf. The vessels approached the area of the drills early on Monday to monitor Iranian ships, said Rear Admiral Mahmoud Mousavi, spokesman for the drills, according to Tasnim news agency.
French prison guards in nationwide strike after attacks
A series of attacks against prison guards by inmates at institutions across France has led to a nationwide strike in the country. Unions have vowed a “total blockade” of prisons on Monday as their dispute with the government over safety improvements and wage rises enters its second week. France’s Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet said she would meet union leaders to try to end the crisis.
Syria offensive: Turkish troops ‘capture villages’ in Afrin
Turkish forces have captured a number of villages in north-western Syria, on the third day of an offensive to oust Kurdish fighters, Turkish media report. Turkish troops, accompanied by allied Syrian rebels, reportedly seized control of several areas in the region of Afrin on Monday. But Kurdish fighters later said they had recaptured two of the villages.
US shutdown: Government services closed as working week begins
Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be unable to report for work on Monday, as the US Senate struggles to end a government shutdown. Some will not be paid until the stalemate is resolved. A rare Sunday session of the Senate yielded no agreement between Democrats and Republicans, with immigration one of the main sticking points.
Scientists are worried a mysterious “zombie” disease killing deer could spread to humans
Deer across North America are dying from a mysterious disease that gradually destroys the animals’ nervous systems. And scientists are concerned that the infection could make its way to humans. Chronic wasting disease — or “zombie deer disease” — was first observed in 1967 in Fort Collins, Colorado, and has since infected wild herds in 24 states and Canada, as well as in South Korea and Norway, NPR reported.
China, Unhampered by Rules, Races Ahead in Gene-Editing Trials
In a hospital west of Shanghai, Wu Shixiu since March has been trying to treat cancer patients using a promising new gene-editing tool. U.S. scientists helped devise the tool, known as Crispr-Cas9, which has captured global attention since a 2012 report said it can be used to edit DNA. Doctors haven’t been allowed to use it in human trials in America. That isn’t the case for Dr. Wu and others in China.
Paris dustmen film swarming plague of rats as Paris faces up to mass rodent infestation
Paris rubbish collectors have released a video to sound the alarm over a plague of rats that have invaded the banks of the Seine, claiming that the rodents now pose a physical threat to dustmen. Shot last month between the tourist landmark of the Musée d’Orsay and the Pont Royal, the film shows a huge group of the large vermin desperately trying to escape from a deep plastic municipal rubbish bin.
PROPHECY COMING ALIVE: Just Like The Bible Said, Israel Will Turn The Desert Into Paradise
“G-d will console Zion..and He will make her wilderness like Eden and her desert like the garden of G-d” Isaiah prophesied and the prophecy is happening now…
A workshop on how women can dress in accordance with Islam has been approved by city officials in Dresden, Germany
A course offered by an educational center in Dresden that tells how to properly wear the burqa is going forward, despite some outcry from those who say the class contributes to the oppression of women. What’s even more outrageous is that this course has been sanctioned by city authorities.
Number of young women using ADHD medicine up by 700 percent, CDC says
Are more people suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder? More prescriptions are certainly being filled, because the number of women in their late 20s using ADHD medicine jumped to 700 percent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Brazil declares yellow fever emergency in Minas Gerais
Brazil’s south-eastern state of Minas Gerais has declared a public health emergency following a deadly outbreak of yellow fever. At least 15 people have died there since December. Many areas, including the state capital Belo Horizonte, have been affected. A mass vaccination programme is in place in three southern states.
BREAKING: FIVE MONTHS Worth of Peter Strzok Text Messages GO MISSING – FBI Cites Mystery “Glitch”
Additional text messages sent and received by disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok have been handed over Congress, reports the Associated Press. In yet another twist to the Peter Strzok saga, the FBI failed to hand over a block of the agent’s text messages because they have gone missing.
Major state to register illegal aliens to vote – automatically
California will take the next step in blurring the lines between citizens and non-citizens beginning April Fool’s Day when the state complies with a court order to begin automatically registering to vote all those who are granted driver’s licenses.
Look who’s suing to quash U.S. terrorist screening
A group established as a front for the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. is suing the federal government’s Terrorist Screening Database, contending it stigmatizes its targets without due process.
HHS Rescinds Obama-Era Rule Banning States From Excluding Planned Parenthood From Medicaid Program
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has rescinded an Obama-era rule that banned states from excluding the abortion giant Planned Parenthood from their Medicaid program.
Amazon’s Automated Grocery Store of the Future Opens Monday
…The Seattle store, known as Amazon Go, relies on cameras and sensors to track what shoppers remove from the shelves, and what they put back. Cash registers and checkout lines become superfluous – customers are billed after leaving the store using credit cards on file.
Ryan Zinke Signs Over Road For King Cove
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will swap federal land with the Aleut of King Cove, Ak., on Jan. 22, answering decades of pleas from local officials to build a road on roughly 500 acres.
Trump Undoes Obama’s Legacy In First Year
As president, Barack Obama repeatedly mocked Donald Trump’s political ambitions, laughing at the idea of Trump ever winning the presidency.
More than 25,000 Murdered in Mexico in 2017, Country’s Deadliest Year
Mexico saw a total of 25,339 murders last year, official data has shown, after 2017 was already established as a record-breaking year based on killings carried out until November.
NEW WORLD (DIS)ORDER: George Soros Suffers Embarrassment of the Century, May Be Banished from His Own Country That Detests Him
Hungarian-born US billionaire Soros has been called “a public enemy” by Prime Minister Viktor Orban who accuses the 87-year-old of orchestrating migration into Europe since the refugee crisis began in 2015. Hungary erected fences on its southern borders in 2015 and last year began holding all adult asylum-seekers in guarded border camps.
“It behooves you, therefore, to think and act for yourself and your people. The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.” —Thomas Jefferson (1775)
ZeroHedge Frontrunning: January 22
- Senator says FBI lost crucial texts tied to Clinton probe (Read More)
- Agencies Implement Shutdown Plans (Read More)
- Government Shutdown Starts to Bite, Raising Political Stakes (Read More)
- Stocks Muted After U.S. Government Shutdown (Read More)
- What the Shutdown Says About Politics in 2018 (Read More)
- This Rare Bear Who Called the Crash Warns Housing Is Too Hot Again (Read More)
- Biggest U.S. East Coast Oil Refinery Files for Bankruptcy (Read More)
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- One of the World’s Hottest Stocks Is Now Tumbling (Read More)
- AIG Strikes $5.56 Billion Deal to Acquire a Bermuda Insurer (Read More)
- Nafta Is Nearing a ‘Danger Zone’ (Read More)
- More than 10 percent of $3.7 billion raised in ICOs has been stolen (Read More)
- Fresh Doubts Raised on China’s Bad-Loan Data (Read More)
- U.K.’s Prudential Was Mystery Victim of HSBC’s Front-Running (Read More)
- China, Unhampered by Rules, Races Ahead in Gene-Editing Trials (Read More)
- Halliburton beats on fourth quarter profit, makes tax provision (Read More)
Headlines – 1/22/2018
Pence lands in Israel as PM Netanyahu stresses ‘no alternative’ to US as peace broker
Jordan’s king tells Pence U.S. must rebuild trust after Jerusalem decision
Jordan’s king says East Jerusalem must be capital of Palestinian state
Pence says he and Jordan’s Abdullah ‘agreed to disagree’ on Jerusalem
Pence said to ask Egypt, Jordan to coax Palestinians back to table
Pence ‘extreme and delusional,’ says Joint List MK
Israeli Arab lawmakers to boycott Pence speech
Palestinians burn photo of Pence in Bethlehem protest over Israel trip
Abbas heads to Europe in bid to circumvent US in peace process
Abbas to ask European Union to recognize Palestinian state
Paris suburb to recognize Palestinian statehood
Slovenia to recognize Palestinian state next month
Pope renews call to maintain Jerusalem status quo
27 percent of European Jews say they don’t feel safe in survey
Ministry of Diaspora Affairs report shows hike in worldwide anti-Semitism
Bennett: Rising antisemitism due to far right, refugees, social media
Rivlin: Gaza about to collapse, epidemics on horizon
Nasrallah warns Israel against continued construction of border wall
Turkey advised US before Syria strikes; contacts ongoing
US urges Turkey to ‘exercise restraint’ in Syria operation
Erdogan to YPG: You can’t rely on US support to defeat Turkey
Turkish forces push into Syria, battle Kurdish militia
Turkish border town hit by another rocket from Syria
Assad slams Turkey’s Syria offensive as ‘support for terrorism’
French calls for emergency Security Council meeting on Syria
IS and how it continues to plague Iraq
Russia, Iran open their arms as Turkey loses patience with U.S.
Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard’s grip on economy
Iran deal ‘fixes’ to dominate Tillerson’s agenda in Europe
Spurned by Trump, Europeans ponder how to meet Iran ultimatum
UN appeals for $3B in aid to war-battered Yemen
Deadly Kabul hotel siege investigated as a possible ‘insider attack’
Las Vegas Women’s March set as anti-Trump protests mark inauguration’s one-year anniversary
Newly released texts between ex-Mueller team members suggest they knew outcome of Clinton email probe in advance
Senator says FBI lost crucial texts tied to Clinton probe
Contrite Facebook executives seek to ward off more European rules
Google Has An Actual Secret Speech Police
Security fears spark crackdown on Chinese tech
Inside Amazon’s surveillance-powered no-checkout convenience store
‘We loot or we die of hunger’: food shortages fuel unrest in Venezuela
One Year of Trump: Border Wall Prototypes Sit in Desert As Border-Crossings Surge to Obama Levels
Senate at Impasse as Votes Delayed Until Monday
Trump’s budget chief says shutdown could last more than a week
Trump keeps parks, monuments open to shun Obama’s ‘weaponization’ of shutdown
5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Masachapa, Nicaragua
5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Villa Rica, Peru
Mayon volcano in the Philippines erupts to 12,000ft
Wicked-strong storm beats the Netherlands with 90-mph wind gusts
Scientists worry brain-wasting ‘zombie deer’ disease could spread to humans
Flu season getting worse, as illness has ‘lot more steam’ than expected
Flu outbreak: 100 people a week dying in US as virus continues to spread
China, Unhampered by Rules, Races Ahead in Gene-Editing Trials
Planned Parenthood Condemns House Passage of Bill to Ensure Babies Born Alive During Abortion Receive Care
First same-sex active-duty couple marries at West Point
With 25,339 murders in 2017, Mexico suffers record homicide tally
Jamaica declares emergency over parts of island as gun crime soars