5 Mar 2021 News Briefing

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Mysterious New Warp Drive Patent Surfaces Online
After appearing for decades in science fiction, then moving into an actual theory, a new patent for an updated warp drive was published last year to no fanfare. Like many other false starts in cutting-edge research, the patent may represent the next step in the expanding theory, or it could mean the practical, real-world design of a functioning warp drive is on the horizon. It occurred to me that we should be able to describe all physical phenomena as geometry. And that space-time was merely an emergent property, which is diametrically opposed to [Albert] Einstein’s approach.”

South China Sea Tensions: Beijing Bristles At German Warship Visit; Taiwan Gets Its Missiles Ready
As tensions simmer in the South China Sea, Beijing has reacted rather tautly to the German plan to send a frigate to the disputed region in August. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said all countries enjoy the freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea, but “this should not be used as an excuse to endanger the sovereignty and security of littoral countries,” reported South China Morning Post. The Nato ally confirmed Tuesday that the frigate will cross the South China Sea on its return journey from Asia in August, the first time since 2002. German officials added the frigate will not pass within the 12-nautical-mile limits of any land, in a mission aimed at demonstrating Germany’s support for the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Gantz: IDF updating military plans for potential strike on Iran nuclear sites
Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Thursday said the Israel Defense Forces is continuously updating its plans for a prospective military strike on Iranian nuclear sites. Gantz, in an interview with Fox News, said the military plans would not be finalized until right before such a strike was set to be carried out. “Until then, we will continue to build them [the plans], to improve them… to the highest professional level possible,” he said.

Netanyahu speaks to Harris, tells her he won’t allow Iran to obtain nukes
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday spoke to US Vice President Kamala Harris, with the conversation focusing on the pandemic, the Iranian nuclear program, and the International Criminal Court’s decision to open an investigation into Israel over alleged war crimes, his office said.

Facing changing spirituality on campus, historic chaplain US groups merge
Two august chaplain organisations that serve the spiritual, ethical and religious needs of college campus communities in the US have agreed to unite to form a single organisation, the Association for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Life in Higher Education or ACSLHE (pronounced ‘Axle’). The merger, between the 73-year-old National Association of College and University Chaplains and the Association of College and University Religious Affairs, founded in 1959, will take effect on 8th March, … The merger is a response in part to this increasing diversification of spiritual life at American schools, with students, faculty and staff pursuing not only a wider range of traditional faiths but incorporating questions of identity and the meaning of belief into their spiritual development. “The merger helps to ensure that these professionals are united and equipped to respond to the evolving landscape of campus spiritual life in ways that ensure global equity, justice and humanity,”

Russia and Iran Sign an Intelligence Pact
The Islamic Republic of Iran has experienced a number of serious counterintelligence failures over the years. Last month, Iran and Russia, a close ally of the Islamic regime, signed a pact that should assist it as it attempts to reform its counterintelligence.

Texas AG Ken Paxton: Twitter, Facebook, Google and other Big Tech corporations need to be regulated like utility companies
Texas’ Republican Attorney General suggested that big tech firms need to be regulated much like how the government treats utility or phone companies. In a Feb. 27 interview with The Epoch Times‘s “Crossroads,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said that big tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, Google and Amazon “control” their entire platforms and have free rein to decide who gets to use those platforms and who gets “canceled” and is forced to leave them. “And so there is no other choice other than” to regulate these companies, he said,

8.0 Aftershock Rocks New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands; “Tsunami Watch” For Hawaii
Another massive aftershock has been reported by New Zealand’s National Emergency Management Agency. They say the magnitude 8.0 aftershock hit near the Kermadec Islands. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports the quake at a magnitude 8.1.

Health Experts: Obesity Fuelling Vastly Higher COVID Death Toll
This won’t sit well with the ‘body positivity’ movement. Health experts have warned that there is a direct correlation between obesity and higher COVID-19 death tolls across the globe, findings that will not jive well with the woke trend to promote being overweight as ‘body positivity’. “We now know that an overweight population is the next pandemic waiting to happen,”

Could Mt. Hood Be The First Volcano To Erupt On The West Coast?
Although it doesn’t receive as much attention as Mt. Rainier, some experts are becoming concerned that Mt. Hood could soon erupt. On Monday, dozens of earthquakes shook the volcano for 45 minutes, and the USGS is trying to calm the frayed nerves of nearby residents…

After 17K Earthquakes, Iceland Expects Eruption
Small earthquakes are nothing new or surprising for Icelanders—but 17,000 of them in a week is enough to rattle them. Scientists say the swarm of quakes suggests Mount Keiler, 20 miles away from Reykjavik, could be about to erupt for the first time since the 12th century …

10Y Treasury Hits A Stunning -4.25% In Repo As Yields Blow Out
Last night we first pointed out something shocking: as a result of a massive wave of shorting in Treasurys in the past three days, the 10Y hit a record -4% in repo, an extremely rare event and one which occurs only when there is a dramatic shortage of collateral as a result of overshorting (think of it as very hard to borrow condition for stocks). What was even more amazing is that the repo rate was below the fails charge, which at least in theory is the absolute minimum that a 10Y rate can hit in repo.

Iran behind devastating Oil Spill on Israel’s shores
Israel’s Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel accused Iran on Wednesday of being behind a major oil spill off Israel’s coast from Feb. 1-2. Gamliel tweeted that a Libyan-owned pirate ship called the Emerald that departed from Iran was responsible for the attack. “Iran is waging terrorism by damaging the environment,” said Gamliel.

Judge Orders New Election After 78 Percent of Mail-In Ballots Found Invalid, Notary Arrested
Judge Jeff Weill, in a 64-page order, said that there is evidence of fraud and criminal activity in how absentee ballots were handled, how they were counted, and actions from individuals at polling places during the runoff election held in Aberdeen, Mississippi. As a result, a new runoff election for the Ward 1 alderman seat is necessary, reported WCBI. The judge ruled that 66 of 84 absentee ballots that were cast in the election, or around 78 percent, should have never been counted, according to WCBI. Nicholas Holliday was declared the winner of the alderman seat by 37 votes, while challenger Robert Devaull contested the results in court.

Israel is updating attack plans against Iran’s nuclear sites – Gantz
The IDF is updating its attack plans against Iran’s nuclear facilities, Defense Minister Benny Gantz revealed… “We have them [the attack plans] in our hands, but we will continue [to] constantly improve them,” Gantz said. “The Iranian nuclear aspiration must be stopped. If the world stops them before, it’s very much good. But if not, we must stand independently and we must defend ourselves by ourselves,” Gantz said.

COVID-19 vaccination: 73 cases facial paralysis, 7 anaphylactic shock
Serious symptoms of the vaccine include blurred vision, inflammation of the pulmonary pleura, inflammation of the heart, heart attack, or even liver damage. Only 153 people (.0.0032%) out of more than 4.7 million who received a first shot of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine had any kind of serious side effects, according to a new report published by the Health Ministry.

Netanyahu tells Kamala Harris he won’t let Iran obtain nuclear weapons
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US Vice President Kamala Harris in a late-night phone call on Thursday that he will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons. During the call, Netanyahu and Harris agreed to advance cooperation of research and technological development in regard to the coronavirus pandemic between Israel and the US.

IDF completes underground wall as Israel readies for Hamas war
The IDF has completed the construction of the underground concrete wall between Israel and the Gaza Strip, as part of the effort to prevent terrorists from crossing into Israel via cross-border tunnels. The concrete wall is just one component in the 60 km.-long barrier, which also includes a fence above the ground, advanced sensors…and…technologies meant to tackle the tunnel threat and stop terrorist infiltrations.

White House cuts live feed after Biden says he’s ‘happy to take questions’
The White House suddenly cut the feed of a virtual event after President Joe Biden said he was “happy to take questions” from Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday night. Biden had been addressing the House Democratic Caucus with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on the topics of coronavirus relief and the vaccine rollout.

China NPC: Beijing set to overhaul Hong Kong electoral system
China’s top law-making body has unveiled plans to ensure only “patriots” can govern Hong Kong, as Beijing tightens its grip on the city with changes to the electoral system. Premier Li Keqiang, addressing the National People’s Congress (NPC), warned the world not to interfere. The move follows the imposition of a tough security law.

Pope Francis arrives in Baghdad for risky, historic Iraq tour
Pope Francis landed in Baghdad on Friday for his most risky foreign trip since his election in 2012, saying he felt duty-bound to make the “emblematic” visit because Iraq had suffered so much for so long…“This is an emblematic trip and it is a duty towards a land that has been martyred for so many years,” Francis said…

NIH Director: ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ and Get Vaccinated
Now that three vaccines are available in the U.S., made by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, President Biden, and health experts believe there will be enough to vaccinate the entire adult population by Memorial Day.  The key, however, will be getting those shots into arms.

Powerful earthquakes, including M8.1, M7.4 and M6.1 hit the Kermadec Islands – Tsunami warnings issued
Powerful earthquakes are shaking the Kermadec Islands region of New Zealand on March 4, 2021, including M7.4 at 17:41 UTC, M8.1 at 19:28 (08:28 NZDT, March 5), and M6.1 at 20:25 UTC at depths between 10 and 55 km (6.2 and 34.2 miles).

Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand
A very strong earthquake registered by GeoNet as M7.2 hit off the east coast of the North Island, New Zealand at 13:27 UTC on March 4, 2021 (02:27 LT, March 5). The agency is reporting a depth of 94 km (58 miles). USGS is reporting it as M6.9 at a depth of 10 km, EMSC as M7.3 at the same depth.

Thanks to Google, you are now “guilty” merely for being in the geographic area of a crime
Multinational corporate giant Google is readying to unveil an Orwellian new “pre-crime” program known as “Geofence” that has the potential to assign “guilt” to innocent people who happen to be nearby when a crime is committed by someone else.

312 Judges Recuse Themselves In Child Sex Trafficking Case … Wake Up America!
Think about it for a moment. 312 judges have to recuse themselves from what could be the largest racketeering scheme ever in the state of Missouri and possibly the entire country.

Black leaders dare to tell the truth about vaccine depopulation GENOCIDE
While dumbed-down, brainwashed White liberals are lining up to get vaccinated with a deadly covid vax “kill switch” injection, Black leaders are sounding the alarm about the vaccine genocide agenda to exterminate Blacks.

Universal Orlando is ‘Evaluating’ Its Dr. Seuss-Themed Areas
Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure theme park is reportedly looking into whether it should rework its Dr. Seuss-themed area following the recent decision to cease publication of some of the author’s books.

Four Months After 2020 Presidential Election in Georgia No Chain of Custody Documents Produced for 404,000 Absentee Ballots Deposited in Drop Boxes; Fulton County One of 35 Scofflaw Counties
Four months after the November 3, 2020 presidential election, state and county officials in Georgia have failed to produce chain of custody documents for an estimated 404,691 vote by mail absentee ballots deposited in drop boxes and subsequently delivered to county registrars for counting.

New York Tests Vaccine Passports At MSG Rangers Game
New York City has unveiled a vaccine passport system that could see anyone unable to prove they have taken the COVID shot barred from events venues.

150 Children Rescued in Major Child Trafficking Bust
150 missing children have been rescued during a major child trafficking bust in Tennessee, authorities have announced.

Minnesota Lawmakers Move to Criminalize Biological Men Who Use Female Locker Rooms
Minnesota lawmakers are moving to ban biological males from participating in women’s sports events and criminalize men using female locker rooms.

Guardian Promotes ‘Global Lockdown’ Every Two Years To Combat Climate Change
The London Guardian has suggested that global lockdowns will be needed every two years in order to save the planet.

“Experts” demand submission to restrictions for 3 more months
These rulers and their mainstream media propagandists have effectively built a prison around the minds of far too many people. “We should not ease up, allow indoor dining, big groups … getting rid of mask mandates. We have to hold on for another two or three months in this condition,” said Dr. Zeke Emanuel, who was a health adviser for the Obama White House and was a member of the Biden Transition Covid-19 Advisory Board. “We’re still having on average 2,000 deaths a day. We cannot become inured to that.”

Spain: Another 9 care home residents dead and 78 infected with COVID-19 days after receiving Pfizer’s MRNA jab
Nine elderly care home residents in Spain have died and a further 69 tested positive for COVID-19 10 days after they were given the first dose of Pfizer’s COVID vaccination.

Amazon’s Chinese two-step and Bible betrayal
It was first reported on April 5, 2018 – a day that should have lived in infamy. Citizens of the largest country in the world, China, with a population reaching nearly 1.5 billion – including an estimated 100 million Christians – were formally denied the human right to buy a Bible.

Source: 5 Mar 2021 – Rapture Ready


Headlines – 3/5/2021

Blinken: US stands with Israel, ICC lacks jurisdiction to hold investigation

Western envoys warn ICC its future is at risk over probe of Israel, Palestinians

Abbas praises ICC prosecutor’s ‘courage’ in opening Israel war crimes probe

In blow to Fatah, Arafat’s nephew forms new list for Palestinian election

PLO says $15 million per month being paid in terror stipends

IDF completes underground wall as Israel readies for Hamas war

Greenpeace Slams Israeli Minister’s ‘Baseless Claim’ Accusing Iran of Eco-terrorism in Devastating Oil Spill

Imagery appears to further implicate Iran in oil spill

New Iran headache for Biden as dissident group claims to have uncovered another nuclear site

Europeans drop plan to condemn Iran at UN nuclear watchdog, opting for diplomacy

US hopes Iran will ‘engage’ after Europeans drop nuclear censure plan

Biden and Europe allies worry Israel is preparing a substantial attack on Iran

Netanyahu speaks to Harris, tells her he won’t allow Iran to obtain nukes

Israel’s Netanyahu Vows to ‘Stand Against the World’ Fighting Iran Nuclear Pact

Gantz: IDF updating military plans for potential strike on Iran nuclear sites

Biden Strikes Against Iranian Targets in Syria Sought to Send Signal Without Escalation, Officials Say

Biden reportedly called off second Syrian strike after woman, children seen nearby

Iranian Terrorists Claim to Have Active Cells in Washington, D.C.

Why Ethiopia’s deadly Tigray crisis is growing

Deadly violence mars reunion between schoolgirls and parents in Nigeria, witnesses say

‘Dragged in the street’: Christian persecution in Tunisia still rampant decade after revolution

Turkish school textbooks call Jews and Christians ‘infidels’

U.S. imposes trade sanctions on Myanmar, calls on China to help end coup as violence escalates

Myanmar crackdown on protests, widely filmed, sparks outrage

Indian man accused of beheading teen daughter in apparent “honor killing”

Sweden looking at terror links following knife spree that injured 7

U.S. bomber flies over Baltic states in show of solidarity: U.S. Air Force

Threat against US Capitol fizzles, but officials seek 2 more months of National Guard help

Pelosi: National Guard should stay long as needed

Federal investigators are examining communications between US lawmakers and Capitol rioters

Rep. Mo Brooks: H.R. 1 Would Make American Elections ‘Akin to Old Soviet Union, Cuba, North Korea’

Four Months After the 2020 Election in Georgia, Over 400,000 Absentee Ballots are Missing Legally Required Chain of Custody Documentation, Yet Biden Was Given the State by 12,000 Votes

Grand jury in Georgia expected to convene in probe of Trump’s efforts to overturn election

Psaki Declines Setting Date for Solo Biden Press Conference Amid Mounting Pressure

YouTube deleted videos of Trump’s CPAC speech and suspended a channel that posted it

YouTube says it will reverse its ban on Donald Trump’s channel when ‘the risk of violence has decreased’

eBay bans the sale of 6 ‘offensive’ Dr. Seuss books, but continues to allow sales of Adolf Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’

The self-silencing majority – In red America and blue America, an epidemic of self-censorship is threatening democracy

Report: U.S. contributes to ongoing decline of freedom worldwide

Is America a Christian nation? Pastors at odds about fusion of faith and politics

Feds throw out over a third of cases stemming from violent Portland protests in 2020 – with reportedly many more dismissals to come

Powerful earthquakes trigger tsunami warning in New Zealand; thousands evacuate

8.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

7.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

7.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Gisborne, New Zealand

6.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Sola, Vanuatu

5.9 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.8 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.8 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.8 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Gisborne, New Zealand

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Tyrnavos, Greece

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Gisborne, New Zealand

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Gisborne, New Zealand

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Gisborne, New Zealand

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Gisborne, New Zealand

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits east of the North Island of New Zealand

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Gisborne, New Zealand

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Krania Elassonas, Greece

Earthquake swarm in Iceland could hint at even bigger event

Pinatubo volcano Alert Level raised after 1,722 earthquakes since January 20, Philippines

Veniaminof volcano alert level raised after sensors detect small explosion, Alaska

Another eruption at Etna volcano, heavy ash up to 12 km (39,370 feet) a.s.l., Italy

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 24,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 22,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 16,000ft

Raung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 14,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 14,000ft

Pacaya volcano in Guatemala erupts to 12,000ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 10,000ft

Unusual springtime hail storm colors Israel’s south white

Historic drought deepens in the West as window for rain, snow closes

Damages from Feb. winter storms could be as high as $155 billion

Alabama Senate Passes Bill Criminalizing Trans Surgeries, Puberty Blockers for Minors

Court to Decide: Can Obamacare Force Christian Doctors to Perform Transgender Surgery?

Transgender female inmate sues MDOC: I was forced to bunk with rapist, then got raped

South Korea’s first transgender soldier dies, spurring calls for change

Cuomo and Newsom, once pillars of the Democratic Party, now look for paths to survival

Cuomo seeks to buy time amid scandals, turns to Clinton’s ‘never quit’ mantra

Explosive New York Times report claims that top Cuomo aides rewrote a report to change nursing home death total months before federal investigation began

Reporter to Sue Gov. Whitmer Over Nursing Home Death Data

Japan supercomputer shows doubling masks offers little help preventing viral spread

Support for Covid-19 Vaccine Passports Grows, With European, Chinese Backing

Europe fears creating COVID-19 vaccine ‘passports’ could lead to discrimination, division

Italy blocks export of Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia, using EU powers for the first time

Israel: Negative tests will give unvaccinated access to all venues as of Sunday

Israel: Quarantine hotels to close as ministers advance electronic bracelet bill

Tweaked Israeli sewage test can check spread of coronavirus variants

China makes COVID-19 anal swabs mandatory for foreigners

WarnerMedia CEO Issues Apology After Saying Pandemic ‘Really Good for Ratings’

Kamala Harris Casts Tiebreaking Senate Vote Advancing $1.9T Relief Package

Ron Johnson forces Senate to actually read massive stimulus bill. CNN calls it ‘pointless obstruction.’

Kennedy: Biden’s $1.9 trillion bill is an ‘orgy of pork,’ shouldn’t be called a COVID relief bill

Rubio trolls Biden over ‘Neanderthal’ comment, tells him to ‘seek training on unconscious bias’

Texas Gov. Abbott blames Covid spread on immigrants, criticizes Biden’s ‘Neanderthal’ comment

‘Inaction is simply not an option’: Border Democrat warns Biden of crisis from surge in migrants amid pandemic

Inflation debate heats up over Biden relief bill

Kroger CEO says he expects normal levels of food inflation in 2021 but that prices may be volatile

Dow futures fall 100 points after a steep sell-off on Wall Street amid surging bond yields

Gas prices will be negatively impacted by ‘hostile’ Biden administration: Former Shell Oil president

Source: Tracking the Birth Pangs – News and Links (trackingbibleprophecy.org)

 

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