The Watchman Report


 ‘Disease X’ could be the world’s worst nightmare 

As if Ebola, Zika and SARS aren’t enough to worry about, The World Health Organization has added a mysterious, yet-to-exist new malady to its list of nine diseases that may cause a worldwide epidemic. “Disease X” is not a newly identified killer pathogen. It’s a so called “known unknown” — that could be created by biological mutation, such as previous deadly epidemics such as Spanish Flu or HIV. Or it might be spawned by a terror attack, or simply an accident.


 Putin: Maybe Jews or minorities behind US election interference 

Jewish groups are criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin after he suggested Russian minorities such as Jews or Tatars could be behind alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.


  College student kicked out of class for telling professor there are only two genders

A religious studies major was barred from Christianity class at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for saying during class that there are only two genders.


 Christian group sues Michigan university after it is kicked off campus 

A Christian student group is suing a Michigan college after being stripped of its official recognition solely because it required its religious leaders to embrace Christianity.


  No trade war yet with U.S. due to planned tariffs, German minister says

German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said on Thursday a trade war had not yet erupted due to U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned steel and aluminium tariffs but she said they were an irritation and the European Union should respond.


 UK ‘very disappointed’ by Trump tariff plan 

A trade official for Britain's majority party on Wednesday told a parliamentary committee that the British government is "very disappointed" in President Trump's announcement of new tariffs on aluminum and steel imports.



 What Lies Within the Permafrost Will Escape Within Decades 

The most pervasive human fear is the fear of the unknown. One of the things we know very little about, unfortunately, is what lies inside the frozen layer of the tundra known as the permafrost. Long thought to be permanently frozen, it’s now melting much more rapidly than we ever thought, reported NASA scientists in a study in The Cryosphere on Tuesday. A lot of the stuff that lies within it, they warn, will be released within the next few decades.


 Antibiotic Resistance Has Made Another Dangerous “Jump” Between Species 

Scientists are warning that the antibiotic resistance army has been joined by a new powerful enemy. For the first time, a team of researchers discovered that the gene responsible for drug resistance has spread to the bacteria Shigella flexneri, a main cause of potentially fatal diarrhea around the world.


  Influenza B is trying to escape our vaccine

Though we’re only aware of it for a few months each year, influenza is constantly circling the world, and as it goes it accumulates new mutations in its genome. Sometimes these mutations don’t change anything substantive, but sometimes they give the virus a survival advantage. And when that happens, the mutation can quickly spread—the older viruses don’t survive as well, so the new, mutated ones take over.




 Stephen Hawking: before the Big Bang there was nothing 

When asked “what was around before the Big Bang,” Hawking was very uncompromising, simply answering that there was “nothing.”




 Earthquake Swarms Are Shaking Yellowstone's Supervolcano 

Something is rocking the massive supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park thanks to a recent earthquake swarm.


 Scientists Discovered A Lava Dome In An Underwater Supervolcano That Could Kill 100 Million People 

A research paper published in Nature Scientific Reports states a lava dome is expanding within the Kikai Caldera. This is just 31 miles south of Kyushu — Japan’s most southerly main island. The dome itself is 5.9 miles wide. The seabed has been forced upwards some 2,001 feet by more than 31 cubic kilometers of lava. Its peak sits just 98 feet beneath the ocean waves.


 Is it now time for a Category 6 hurricane? 

Increasing storm strength has led scientists to question whether the current measuring system needs updating.


 US Embassy in Jerusalem to open in May — in time for Israel’s 70th anniversary 

The new US Embassy in Jerusalem will open in May 2018 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel declaring independence, two Trump administration officials said Friday. At first, the embassy will operate out of the US’s current consular premises in Arnona, south Jerusalem. The May opening marks a significant acceleration.


 Measles is on the rise in Europe 

Our grip on infectious diseases is slipping as people turn away from vaccination. Before the measles vaccine existed, 9 out of every 10 kids got the disease before age 15. Two million people died from it every year. It’s easy for most of us to forget that, because we’ve had an effective measles vaccine since 1960.


 Losing Biodiversity Could Lead to "Extinction Cascades" 

Domino Effect Human expansion, destruction of natural habitats, pollution, and climate change have all led to biodiversity levels that are considered below the “safe” threshold for global ecosystems. And the consequences of biodiversity loss aren’t just about the extinction of certain charismatic species.



For a second week in a row, Israel has seen severe security incidents on its borders which, with one small miscalculation, could have very easily somersaulted into another devastating conflict in the region. Last week an Israeli F-16 was downed after Syrian air defenses launched some 20 missiles towards Israeli jets carrying out retaliatory strikes deep inside the war-torn country after an Iranian drone infiltrated Israeli airspace.


  'absolutely pure evil' - high school massacre

  Seventeen people have been killed and more than a dozen injured after a gunman opened fire at a Florida high school.




  What Would A Less Gendered World Really Look Like?

Gender still matters. But how might our world change if we were all empowered to define it for ourselves? The world is changing. More and more young people are identifying as transgender, gender-nonconforming, or otherwise outside of the gender binary.


  Transgender woman breastfeeds, first case

Health describes a 30-year-old transgender woman who was born male and had been taking feminizing hormone therapy for six years. She had not undergone any genital or breast surgeries.


 The Overall Failing State of America - The Week





  Human Eggs Developed to Maturity in the Lab for the First Time

For the first time, scientists have successfully taken human eggs from their earliest stages to maturity in a lab setting.



In what they describe as a "game-changing discovery," scientists have measured the pool of mercury that lies underneath the permafrost layer in Alaska and found it contains nearly twice the concentration of the dangerous substance as all the other mercury in the ocean, the atmosphere and the rest of the world's soil combined.


 The one thing that will eventually kill us all -(if Christ doesn't intervene)

IT TOOK me less than a fortnight after moving house to realise we are all going to die. Not my family, nor even the removalists — no matter how I wished — but every last one of us. The entire human race.


  Floods Are Getting Worse, and 2,500 Chemical Sites Lie in the Water’s Path

Anchored in flood-prone areas in every American state are more than 2,500 sites that handle toxic chemicals, a New York Times analysis of federal floodplain and industrial data shows. About 1,400 are located in areas at highest risk of flooding. As flood danger grows — the consequence of a warming climate — the risk is that there will be more toxic spills like the one that struck Baytown, Tex., where Hurricane Harvey swamped a chemicals plant, releasing lye. Or like the ones at a Florida fertilizer plant that leaked phosphoric acid and an Ohio refinery that released benzene.



The shrinking role of facts and evidence-based analysis in American public life poses a threat to democracy, to policy making, and to the very notion of civic discourse. This is the alarming conclusion spelled out in the RAND Corporation’s recently released 300+ page report provocatively titled “Truth Decay.”


  Drug-Resistant Malaria Spread for Five Years Before Officials Reported It

Southeast Asia is currently in the midst of a drug-resistant malaria outbreak that started in Cambodia before moving on to Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam successively. Now, a new study concludes that the strain spread for five years before clinical resistance was reported.


 Should You Be Allowed to Create Your Own Clone? 

Earlier this month, Chinese scientists cloned two female macaques. Although it wasn’t the first time primates had been cloned successfully, it was the first time they’d been cloned using somatic cell nuclear transfer, the same technique used to clone Dolly the sheep in 1996.


 Russia Is Developing the World’s Most Powerful Nuclear Weapon 

Trump administration’s first nuclear posture review assesses the role nuclear weapons will likely play in U.S. security over the next five to ten years, and it confirms that Russia is developing Kanyon, the world’s most powerful nuclear weapon. Kanyon is a nuclear-armed autonomous torpedo capable of traveling 10,000 kilometers (6,213 miles) with a 100-megaton thermonuclear weapon as its payload. That’s at least twice as powerful as any nuclear weapon ever tested. According to nuclear bomb simulator Nukemap, it would instantly kill 8 million people and injure an additional 6.6 million if dropped on New York City.  The Kanyon is larger than the Tsar Bomba.




 Evangelicals have killed Christianity in America 

The "Prosperity Gospel" is incompatible with the teachings of Christ: "Christianity at a profit is an abomination before all that is Holy." He goes on to condemn homophobia, racism, xenophobia, as un-Christian, saying "the Evangelicals’ Jesus is satanic."



The Anti-Defamation League’s latest global survey of 102 countries and territories found 26% percent of adults are “deeply infected” with antisemitic attitudes.  Article Quote: If something is said that supposedly offends a Muslim or paints Islamic ideology in a negative light, it is immediately labeled as “hate speech.” On the other hand, say something negative against Christians or God’s chosen people, the Jews, and hardly anyone blinks an eye.


 The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad. 

Today, we know that the poles have changed places hundreds of times, most recently 780,000 years ago. We also know that when they flip next time, the consequences for the electrical and electronic infrastructure that runs modern civilization will be dire. The question is when that will happen.


 Brain illness known as 'zombie deer' disease may start infecting humans 

Chronic wasting disease was discovered in the 1950s when researchers observed deer in Colorado behaving like zombies, staggering around blindly as they starved to death. The disease, caused by the spread of proteins called prions, has since been reported in Canada and some US states, including Michigan and Wisconsin. No human has caught the disease, but a recent study suggests it could get into a person's brain if they were to eat meat from an infected animal.

 Deadly Flatworms Spreading Through Florida  

A potentially deadly parasite has been found in Southwest Florida, and officials are investigating how they can prevent it from spreading elsewhere.


 'Doomsday Clock' moves closest to midnight since the Cold War 

Responding to current events, the “Doomsday Clock” has moved 30 seconds ahead and is now reflecting that the world is the closest to metaphorical midnight, or the symbolic “point of annihilation," since 1953. The metaphorical clock, set every year for more than 70 years by the nonprofit Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, measures the planet’s health and safety based on nuclear threats, climate change and other global threats.


 Trump promised to 'Make America Great Again.' World says he's doing the opposite 

President Trump promised to "Make America Great Again." The rest of the world thinks he is having the opposite effect. Just one year into office, Trump has fueled perceptions the United States is “becoming less progressive and trustworthy” and “more politically unstable.”


 ICE is about to start tracking license plates across the US 

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has officially gained agency-wide access to a nationwide license plate recognition database, according to a contract finalized earlier this month. The system gives the agency access to billions of license plate records and new powers of real-time location tracking, raising significant concerns from civil libertarians.


 Scientists Just Broke the Technical Barrier to Cloning Primates, Including Humans 

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences used the same cloning method used to create Dolly the sheep to clone two long-tailed macaques for the first time. "The technical barrier of cloning primate species, including humans, is now broken."



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THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY maintains a page on its website that outlines its mission statement. But earlier this month, the agency made a discreet change: It removed “honesty” as its top priority.




 Trump speeds up move of U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem 

The Trump Administration is speeding up its plans to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, with plans to open the new diplomatic post in 2019. This is a change from what Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and other Trump administration officials had previously said when they projected it would take three years or more to construct a new Embassy.


 Trump and the Third Temple 

The Jewish Temple Mount movement are excited over the recent election of Donald Trump. They know very well that rebuilding the Jewish temple in today’s world would be a dangerous and politically incorrect task. In their view, if there is any modern political leader with the guts and determination to stand behind such a project, it could be President Trump.


 US slumps in global leadership poll after Trump's 1st year 

A year into Donald Trump's presidency, global confidence in US leadership has fallen to a new low, according to an opinion survey conducted across 134 countries. The Gallup poll puts global approval of US leadership at just 30%, slightly behind China on 31% and only three points ahead of Russia. Germany is now the top-rated global power in the world, with an approval rating of 41%, according to the survey.


  Europe’s central banks are starting to replace dollar reserves with the yuan

For the past 70 years, the US dollar has been the world’s dominant currency. Two-thirds of the world’s $6.9 trillion allocated foreign exchange reserves are held in US dollars. The yuan took a major step towards broader international adoption in 2016 when the IMF decided to include it in the basket of currencies that make up the Special Drawing Right, an alternative reserve asset to the dollar.


  Nuclear Anxiety Is Becoming A Hallmark Of The Trump Era.
     Here's What Would Happen In The Worst-Case Scenario

A botched ballistic missile warning in Hawaii, a canceled nationwide seminar on nuclear casualties, and a president who can’t stop tweeting at North Korea have people thinking about the unthinkable: a nuclear attack on the US.



INTERACTIVE MAP - Radium concentrations in drinking water are drawn from EWG’s Tap Water database, and represent the average of all samples of treated drinking water collected from 2010 to 2015 for each water system. Samples reported as non-detections are entered as zero, which could underestimate the actual radium concentration in drinking water.


  Pope warns world is one step away from nuclear war

Pope Francis said on Monday he was really afraid about the danger of nuclear war and that the world now stood at “the very limit”.


 Extreme Weather Is the Biggest Risk for Humanity in 2018, Say World Leaders 

Extreme weather events are the most likely and most severe threat facing humanity in 2018, according to the new Global Risks Report 2018 of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Every year, the report surveys a pool of 1000 experts and decision makers about the major risks the world will face in the coming months. 2018, they agree, will be dominated by heightened political risks, that could spill over into open conflict between major powers, and by failure to address climate change.


 Earthquake-causing meteor leaves southeast Michigan residents awestruck 

Residents of southeast Michigan were left a bit shaken Tuesday night after a big bright flash lit up the sky and the ground beneath them shook. The National Weather Service eventually solved the mystery, tweeting "USGS confirms meteor occurred around 810 pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake."


 Philippines volcano begins spewing lava 

The Philippines' most active volcano has begun erupting again, after thousands of people on the main island of Luzon were earlier forced to evacuate. Mount Mayon, the most active volcano in the Philippines, continued to erupt on Tuesday forcing nearly 35,000 people to evacuate.


 California suffers a storm of biblical proportions — this year’s rains are just a precursor 

A series of storms have inundated California over the past few weeks, and the latest deluge is currently swelling rivers and reservoirs that are already spilling over.




 The CDC Wants to Prepare Americans for a Nuclear Strike 

In what serves as a very sad commentary on the current state of geopolitical affairs, the US Centers for Disease Control will hold a special session later this month to discuss ways in which American citizens should plan and prepare for nuclear war.


  Dormant volcano Kadovar wakes with first eruption in known history

THE entire population of an island has been evacuated as concerns mount over a volcanic eruption that sprang out of nowhere. There are concerns the eruption could become explosive and bring a risk of tsunamis and landslides. The volcano, on Kadovar Island northeast of Papua New Guinea, lay dormant until January 5 when it began to erupt at around noon, local media reports. Experts are calling it the “first surprise volcano to erupt in 2018”.


 The American Void: Time for Germany to Learn to Lead 

Washington's move to abandon its global leadership role marks the end of Germany's foreign policy innocence. Berlin will soon be faced with difficult choices that could dent its moral standing.

  Germany and Prophecy                           

Germany & Prophecy
Germany is already an imposing political and economic power; but in time the “Fatherland” will rise to become even greater, posing a military threat to America and many other of the great nations of the world.
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 Worldwide Earthquakes Predicted To Ravage The Planet In 2018 Because Earth’s Rotation Slowed Down 

Two months ago, there was a reminder that California is overdue for a major cataclysmic earthquake after there was a swarm of small quakes. Now there’s a prediction that the Earth is entering a period of higher seismic activity which could mean massive and devastating earthquakes all over the planet. The reason for the quakes could be because of the Earth’s rotation slowing down.


 There’s a comeuppance ahead for Christians who have traded faith for power 

This season, while watching Donald Trump in front of a garishly green-and-red banner which proclaims “Make America Great Again,” take the opportunity to reflect on the Faustian bargain which allowed conservative evangelical Christians to “Keep Christ in Christmas” while seemingly divorcing Christianity from Christ. That Republican supply side economics, exemplified by Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell’s cruel tax “reform,” contradicts Matthew 5:3 is clear. That Trump’s draconian immigration policy, which new reports indicate could now involve splitting families apart, violates the essence of Exodus 22:21 is obvious. And it shouldn’t have to be said that the new nationalism, this new fascism, with its “blood and soil” metaphysic, stands in opposition to the sublime universalism of Galatians 3:28.


 Pope Francis calls 2017 a ‘wasted’ year of death, lies 

In his last public address of this tumultuous year, the pontiff called 2017 a “wasted” year that was filled with death and lies, harming the environment and humanity as a whole. Speaking at an evening vespers service in St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pope said humanity had “wasted and wounded” the past year “in many ways with works of death, with lies and injustices.” Francis singled out wars as the biggest sign of “unrepentant and absurd pride,” but said there were many other offenses that led to “human, social and environmental degradation.”


 These Are the Top 10 Risks to the World in 2018 

Markets are soaring, but divisions are deepening among citizens of both developed and developing countries.
Liberal democracy currently has less legitimacy than at any time since World War II, and the global order is unraveling. There has been plenty of turmoil in international politics over the past 20 years, but 2018 looks especially ripe for an unexpected crisis—the geopolitical equivalent of the 2008 financial meltdown. The risk of a “geopolitical depression” forms the backdrop for the top 10 risks of 2018, according to the Eurasia Group, the political risk consultancy I founded and oversee. As usual, there are a few “red herrings,” or risks we think are less than meet the eye.



Presenting the Anti Defamation League’s annual report on antisemitism to a Knesset committee on Monday, the group’s CEO in Israel stressed that the recorded surge in antisemitism does not present the whole picture, since many incidents are not reported. Presenting the findings to the Knesset’s Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Committee, ADL’s Israel director Carol Nuriel emphasized that many antisemitic incidents go unreported because the victims are afraid to report them, or because of the problematic nature of identifying the attack as antisemitic.


 Israeli archaeologists find 2,700-year-old 'governor of Jerusalem' seal  

Israeli archaeologists unveiled on Monday a 2,700-year-old clay seal impression which they said belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem. “It supports the Biblical rendering of the existence of a governor of the city in Jerusalem 2,700 years ago,” an Antiquities Authority statement quoted excavator Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah as saying.


 A worldwide "fake news" crisis 

Donald Trump in one year has done more to discredit and diminish truth, facts and media than any other figure in our lifetime. But even the strongest of Trump backers should think long and hard about a world without facts and common truths. His techniques — especially claiming bad or unwanted news is "fake news" — are getting copied worldwide, just as evil actors like Russia are getting better at spreading misinformation. Here's a snapshot...


 2017: The Year Hypocrisy Died and Almost Nothing Mattered 

There was a time, not that long ago really, when a public figure was exposed in an act of blatant hypocrisy, it was an extremely damaging, if not professionally fatal, event. However, much like its close relative “lying,” hypocrisy has now officially lost almost all of its stigma and ability to influence outcomes.


 Guatemala says it is moving embassy in Israel to Jerusalem 

Guatemala’s president announced on Christmas Eve that the Central American country will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, becoming the first nation to follow the lead of U.S. President Donald Trump in ordering the change.


 Pope warns of 'winds of war' 

Pope Francis has urged a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as tensions prevail over the US' decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Addressing tens of thousands of Roman Catholics on Christmas Day at the Vatican on Monday, the Argentine pontiff said children in the Middle East "continue to suffer" because of growing tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.


 Trump Has Put a Record Number of Dangerous Men on the Bench 

President Donald Trump entered office with a record 120 judicial vacancies, largely due to the unprecedented stonewalling of President Obama’s nominees by the Republican-led Senate. Already, he has nominated 58 individuals (81 percent male and 91 percent white, by the way) to fill these life-tenure positions. And until very recently, it looked like all would sail through the process without a fight; indeed, not a single Republican had voted against a single judicial nominee.


 Russia and China Are Doing Joint Air Defense Drills to Prepare for a Surprise Attack 

Russia and China are kicking off a series of joint air defense exercises called Aerospace Security-2017, highlighting the growing strategic partnership between the two great powers. In recent years, Russia and China have more or less set aside their differences dating back to the Soviet-era to jointly push back against the American-led liberal institutional world order.


 Germany Is Quietly Building a European Army Under Its Command 

Berlin is using a bland name to obscure a dramatic shift in its approach to defense: integrating brigades from smaller countries into the Bundeswehr.


 Rise of authoritarianism threatens the world order 

At present, the authoritarianism business is booming. According to the Human Rights Foundation's research, the citizens of 94 countries suffer under non-democratic regimes, meaning that 3.97 billion people are currently controlled by tyrants, absolute monarchs, military juntas or competitive authoritarians. That's 53 percent of the world's population. Statistically, then, authoritarianism is one of the largest — if not the largest — challenges facing humanity.


 Effort by Japan to Stifle News Media Is Working 

It was an unexpected act of protest that shook Japan’s carefully managed media world: Shigeaki Koga, a regular television commentator and fierce critic of the political establishment, abruptly departed from the scripted conversation during a live TV news program to announce that this would be his last day on the show because, as he put it, network executives had succumbed to political pressure for his removal.


 Austria’s Rightward Lurch Is Europe’s New Normal 

Rather than a sudden lurch to the right, the victory of conservative and far-right parties in Austria’s elections Sunday was another reflection of the new normal in Europe, where anti-immigration populism and nationalism are challenging the European Union’s commitment to open borders for trade and immigration.


 Poland's Conservative Government Approves Ban on Sunday Shopping 

Poland’s ruling party approved a law that will gradually impose a ban on Sunday shopping, meeting the demand of its conservative Catholic supporters with a measure that risks undermining economic growth and hitting corporate profits and real-estate investors.


  Almost the entire EU has agreed a major joint military plan — without Britain

European Union nations, now unfettered by Britain's decision to quit, achieved a 70-year-old ambition on Thursday to integrate their defenses, launching a pact between 25 EU governments to fund, develop and deploy armed forces together. European Council President Donald Tusk deemed the move "bad news for our enemies."


 The Bogus  Stories That Millions Believe



  Germans see Trump as bigger problem than North Korea or Russia

Germans see U.S. President Donald Trump as a bigger challenge for German foreign policy than authoritarian leaders in North Korea, Russia or Turkey, according to a survey by the Koerber Foundation. Topping the list of foreign policy concerns were refugees, with 26 percent of respondents worried about Germany's ability to cope with inflows of asylum seekers.


  The West is Descending Into Chaos - The Week Magazine 11/17/2017



 Germany supplants US as the country with the best global reputation 

America's brand has taken a major hit in the age of Trump. The United States lands with an overall No. 6 ranking in the Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index, which measures 50 nations in multiple categories, including governance, exports, culture, people, tourism and immigration/investment. The United States was the overall No. 1 in 2016, but Germany took the top spot this year.




 Analysis: Tax Plan Upside Down Boon to the Rich 

A new analysis of the Republican tax plan in the House of Representatives shows Connecticut's wealthiest would benefit the most, while low and middle-income earners would be harmed.





An evangelical pastor and President Donald Trump supporter says Catholicism is a “cult-like pagan religion” and the success of the religion is due to “the genius of Satan.”



We all know from scripture that Satan the Devil is the god of this World. He has had devastating effects upon man since the days of Adam and Eve in the “Garden of Eden”.  He has been counterfeiting everything God has purposed, and is not backwards in stirring up venom and hatred towards righteous people who resist his wave lengths, to try and stay loyal to the true God. Wars, inquisitions and down - right hostility in the form of persecution has always been thrown up against God’s faithful.




 A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It's a catastrophe 

Insects have triumphed for hundreds of millions of years in every habitat but the ocean. Their success is unparalleled, which makes their disappearance all the more alarming.



There have been fears of late, perhaps justifiably so, in Jewish communities around the globe, that antisemitism is on the rise. Perhaps the main reason for this line of thinking comes from the rise of far-right parties in Europe, and a resurgent Jew-hatred from the American “alt right.”


 North Korea 'planning to infect MILLIONS with Black Death PLAGUE' 

Experts have repeatedly warned the hermit state is developing deadly chemical and biological weapons to wage World War 3 with. Part of the program focuses on producing deadly diseases, capable of wiping out a country by killing its entire population. They include: Anthrax, botulism, cholera, Korean hemorrhagic fever, smallpox, typhoid fever, yellow fever, dysentry, brucellosis, staph, typhus fever and alimentary toxic aleukia.


  Now, a Trade War — Is a Shooting War Next?

A popular thesis since the 1930s is that a natural progression exists from currency wars to trade wars to shooting wars. Both history and analysis support this thesis. Tensions rise, rival blocs are formed and a shooting war begins. The shooting wars often have a not-so-hidden economic grievance or rationale behind them.


 America’s new world order is dead 

China and Russia have derailed the post-Cold War movement toward U.S.-led global integration.


 China joins Duterte's controversial drug war pushing away the United States 

As Duterte's drug war exhausts Philippine authorities, China has offered financial assistance to Manila. It may be good diplomacy, but it is unlikely to have a big effect on the ground. China is providing the country a grant of $15 million.


 Germany’s Turkey Quagmire 

Germany’s relationship with Turkey has never been so fraught. Diplomatic relations between the two countries have gone from bad to worse with little improvement in sight.



The San Bernardino and Orlando massacres are not isolated incidents; they are the beginning of a new, bloody era in America.


 Is America Headed for a New Kind of Civil War? 

How fragile is the Union, our republic, and a country that has long been considered the world’s most stable democracy? The dangers are now bigger than the collective episodes of violence. America’s stability is increasingly an undercurrent in political discourse.


 There’s ‘no bigger story’ right now than whether or not Trump is fit to hold office 

“We’ve come to expect President Trump to attack via Twitter,” Stelter said, “but to see Corker attack back, to use his ‘adult day care center line,’ is incredible. I would make the case that there’s no bigger story in America today than the fitness of the president of the United States.” “Is he fit for office? Is he stable for office?” he asked. “And that’s what Corker is getting at. He’s getting at that big, uncomfortable story about whether the president needs babysitting at the White House.”


 Worried About Trump’s Mental Stability? The Worst Is Yet to Come. 

IS DONALD TRUMP psychologically unstable and unfit for office? Does the president of the United States have a dangerous mental illness of some shape or form? Ask his fellow Republicans.


 Bob Corker Says Trump’s Recklessness Threatens ‘World War III’ 

Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview on Sunday that President Trump was treating his office like “a reality show,” with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the nation “on the path to World War III.”


 Donald Trump acting like reality TV star but could start World War 3, Republican warns 

DONALD Trump’s threats could spark World War 3 as the President turns the White House into an “adult daycare centre”, warns senior Republican.


 Here’s What Would Happen If Donald Trump Nuked North Korea 

In 1945, America won the war with nukes. Today, it could end the world as we know it.


 Data breaches highlight how Social Security number has to be phased out for blockchain, biometrics 

We should consider the creation of a public private partnership to begin a dialogue on replacing the Social Security Number as the touchstone for identity verification in this country. It is time to have identity verification procedures that match the technological age in which we live. Devost advocates that the U.S. government would move away from Social Security numbers and replace it with biometrics or a blockchain equivalent.



WWII ended badly for Hitler’s racial ideas, so those of us who are not Jewish might be excused for thinking that danger has passed.



Leishmania is the second-most deadly parasite in the world.



The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and its followers have traditionally used shock and awe tactics in their attacks on the West, taking knives, assault rifles and trucks on as weapons in shocking assaults. But the group’s followers are now calling for a hidden weapon: poison. The target? Western grocery stores.



The US, even if it wished to assume the mantle of the world order guardian, is incapable of fulfilling the task by political and economic means and needs the cooperation of other major players.


 ANGELA MERKEL: THE MORAL LEADER OF THE WEST How the German chancellor became Trump’s foil 

Trump is everything Merkel is not.


 Russia gears up for major war games, neighbors watch with unease 

Russia is preparing to hold large-scale military exercises it says will be of a purely defensive nature, amid concerns in neighboring nations that the drills may be used as a precursor for an invasion.


 Pope, Orthodox leader make climate change appeal to 'heal wounded creation' 

Pope Francis and Orthodox Christian leader Patriarch Bartholomew called on Friday for a collective response from world leaders to climate change, saying the planet was deteriorating and vulnerable people were the first to be affected. The appeal comes three months after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from a global agreement, struck in Paris, to limit greenhouse gas emissions.


 'We Are Living Through a Battle for the Soul of This Nation' 

The former vice president calls on Americans to do what President Trump has not. Did we think the charlatans and the con-men and the false prophets who have long dotted our history wouldn’t revisit us, once again prop up the immigrant as the source of all our troubles, and look to prey on the hopelessness and despair that has grown up in the hollowed-out cities and towns of Ohio and Michigan and Pennsylvania and the long-forgotten rural stretches of West Virginia and Kentucky? We have fought this battle before—but today we have a special challenge.


 Teacher: Dear parents, tell your kids to stop talking about God 

School is back in session across the fruited plain and students are getting settled in their new classes and adjusting to new teachers. So it's not all that unusual for moms and dads to receive letters from their child's teacher. But a letter written by a first-grade teacher and sent to parents in McCordsville, Indiana is causing quite a stir. The teacher urged parents to encourage their children to stop using religious words in the classroom.


 Merkel assuming leadership role in world of erratic strongmen 

Alarmed by the rise of unpredictable strongmen around the world, Angela Merkel feels she must do more to defend the Western order on which Germany depends.


 North Korea is executing, torturing and enslaving those who practice religion 

The 2016 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom determined that the government led by dictator Kim Jong Un continues to delineate brutal punishments for those who engage in faith-bound acts outside of worshipping the country’s leadership. The punishment includes “executions, torture, beatings and arrests.”


 Trump meltdown for the ages 

It was like watching a human Twitter feed. A combative and unrestrained President Donald Trump opened his authentic political soul, in possibly the most memorable news conference in presidential history, that is certain to become a defining moment of his administration.


 Ex-KKK Leader David Duke Says White Supremacists Will ‘Fulfill’ Trump’s Promises 

As the official start of the “Unite the Right” rally kicked off in Charlottesville, Virginia, former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke said the gathering of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and far-right individuals pointed to a future fulfillment of President Donald Trump’s “promises.”


 How Trump v Kim can wreck the world economy without a shot being fired 

Tension is more likely to spark a US trade war with Beijing than a shootout with Pyongyang. China’s debt bubble will burst, with major consequences.


 Fleas test positive for the plague in parts of Arizona 

Health officials are urging people to take precautions after a second Arizona county in two weeks confirmed that fleas in the area have tested positive for plague.


 North Korea Outlines Plan to Launch Missiles Toward Guam 

(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. If carried out, it would be the North's most provocative missile launch to date.


  5 bible passages that prove Trump's advisor is right: God supports Trump 'taking out' Kim Jong-un

NOTE: This is supposed to be PARADOY using God's Word!   Robert Jeffress, one of President Trump’s evangelical advisers, said this in relation to the United States' rising tensions with North Korea: “In the case of North Korea, God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un.”


 Half of Republicans Support Postponing 2020 Election Until Country Figures Out Voter Fraud 

More than half of Republicans think the 2020 election should be postponed “until the country can make sure that only eligible American citizens can vote.”


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The ancient Roman Lost City of Julias – believed to be the birthplace of Jesus’ apostles Andrew, Peter and Philip – may have recently been unearthed after decades of searches by archeologists in the upper Jordan Valley, near a delta entering the Sea of Galilee.


 DNA Analysis Sheds Light on the Mysterious Origins of the Ancient Greeks 

During the Bronze Age, two important civilizations emerged in Greece: the Minoans and, later, the Mycenaeans. These ancient peoples were among the earliest of the so-called “high cultures” of Europe: they communicated with sophisticated writing systems, painted elaborate frescoes, and—in the case of the Mycenaeans—built fortifications so large that later Greeks believed the structures had been created by giants.


 Researcher gives seal of approval to 53 biblical characters’ existence 

Thanks to a researcher’s unique system, 53 individuals in the Hebrew Bible have been proven as genuine historical characters through material evidence of their existence. The system’s creator, Lawrence Mykytiuk, an associate professor of library science at Purdue University, calls it “a way to develop historicity.”


 Transgender man Trystan Reese gives birth to healthy baby boy 

A transgender man has given birth to a healthy baby boy called Leo. Trystan Reese, from Portland in Oregon, was born female but started taking hormones nearly 10 years ago.


 Planned Parenthood: Teach your preschoolers 'their genitals don’t determine their gender' 

Apparently children as young as 4 are not too young to be told that gender and sex are different and that their genitals don't indicate their gender, according to new Planned Parenthood guidelines for parents.


 MS-13 isn't the only homicidal street gang in town - meet Barrio 18 

“These two gangs have turned the Central American northern triangle into the area with the highest homicide rate in the world."


 DNA discovery identifies living descendants of Biblical Canaanites 

DNA research is shining new light on the Biblical Canaanite civilization, which existed thousands of years ago in the Middle East. The ancient civilization, which created the first alphabet and is mentioned frequently in the Bible. Because the Canaanites kept their records on papyrus, rather than clay, relatively little is known about them. Now, however, scientists have found a genetic ‘trail’ back to the Canaanites’ ancient world.


 A satanist plans to ‘make a point’ by giving the invocation to a Colorado city council 

 The self-identifying satanist, who wouldn’t normally get up in front of a crowd and give a presentation. But he said he’s willing to do so at the council meeting to make a point — that the policy the city has is all-inclusive, and that means satanists, too, in accordance with the law.”


 It’s Happening: US Scientists Reportedly Made a Genetically Modified Human Embryo 

Researchers in Portland, Oregon have created genetically modified human embryos. This is the first confirmed case of the gene editing of human embryos in the US, and gets scientists closer to the ability to create genetically engineered humans.


  EU warns US over 'America first' Russia sanctions bill

The European Union has delivered a stern warning to the US over a plan to impose new sanctions on Russia, opening up the prospect of a rift between the two allies over how to deal with Moscow's foreign interventions. EU President Jean-Claude Juncker said the bloc would act "within days" if it does not receive reassurances on the potential impact of new sanctions on European interests.


 ‘America First’: Who Really Wins? 

When Donald Trump raised the roof at his raucous rallies with pledges to put “America First,” he hit a political nerve. The long-mothballed phrase, revived from another era of American history, became shorthand for rethinking our whole relationship to the world. Seven decades after the end of World War II, why does the United States still guarantee the security of Germany and Japan? Does boosting Mexican manufacturing through the North American Free Trade Agreement really help American workers?


 Experts hunt for biblical tabernacle that housed the Ark of the Covenant 

Associates for Biblical Research, a consortium of individuals and universities, recently completed four weeks of excavation in Shiloh with the goal of eventually locating the tabernacle. Dr. Scott Stripling, director of excavations at Shiloh and provost at The Bible Seminary in Houston, Texas, told Fox News that the site could offer up vital clues. “We have just begun the process of accumulating evidence but we’re confident that the tabernacle rested at Shiloh,” he said, adding that that the tabernacle was located at Shiloh for about 350 years. “The tabernacle was set up at Shiloh in 1400 B.C. - Joshua 18:1 mentions it.”


  Earth is on its way to the biggest mass extinction since the dinosaurs

Have humans damaged the Earth’s ecosystems so severely that we’re well on our way to the biggest mass extinction since the dinosaurs vanished 66 million years ago? And are we running out of time to reverse the negative impacts of our actions?


 Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana Tap Water 

Louisiana’s Department of Health confirmed this week that brain-eating amoeba had been found in two water systems in the state. Traces of Naegleria fowleri, a single-celled organism that can cause a rare, but fatal, brain disease, was found during routine water testing of Ouachita Parish’s North Monroe Water System and Terrebonne Parish’s Schriever Water System. Health officials assured residents that the tap water in these parishes are still safe to drink, but warned people to avoid getting any of it in their noses.



Toxic waste produced by one of the world's worst nuclear disasters will be dumped into the sea, according to the head of the Japanese company tasked with cleaning up the radioactive mess, despite protests from local fishermen. Takashi Kawamura, chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), told foreign media that nearly 777,000 tons of water tainted with tritium, a byproduct of the nuclear process that is notoriously difficult to filter out of water, will be dumped into the Pacific Ocean as part of a multibillion-dollar recovery effort following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.


 Catholic journal criticizes Trump 'value voters' 

Two close confidants of Pope Francis have written an article in a Jesuit journal that strongly criticizes some American religious supporters of President Donald Trump for their fundamentalist views, which the authors say demonize others and create fear and hatred.


  Satanic monument to be installed on public property for first time in US history

A satanic monument is being installed on public property for the first time in United States history. The Satanic Temple’s monument — a black cube adorned with pentagrams and an upturned helmet — is slated to go up in Veterans Memorial Park in Belle Plaine, Minnesota.


  Greenland's ice sheet is full of toxins waiting to break free

As the Greenland ice sheet melts due to climate change, a new study in journal Environmental Letters suggests, pollution trapped inside could ooze back into the environment. But microbes that have evolved to chow down on such toxins could help us out.


 Pope Francis: US-Russia alliance ‘dangerous’ 

Pope Francis issued a stark warning against “dangerous” international alliances, including between the U.S. and Russia, on Saturday.


  Scientists revive an extinct virus using off-the-shelf DNA

It's no longer far-fetched to synthesize a basic organism. However, a team of researchers has taken that work one step further. They recently reconstituted and reanimated an extinct virus, horsepox, using DNA they'd ordered via mail. It's clever work, but it's also a double-edged sword -- it could at once provide a breakthrough in medical research and pose a potential threat.


 SURGEON: 'Frankenstein' predicted a crucial part of head transplant surgery 

A surgeon aiming to do the first human head transplant says 'Frankenstein' predicted a crucial part of the surgery.  The surgeon envisions a future in which healthy people could opt for full-body transplants as a way to liv longer, eventually even putting their heads on clone bodies.



It’s tempting to consign this year’s G20 summit in Hamburg to the long list of those that don’t amount to much as far as the long gaze of history is concerned. But, in time, it might be remembered as something rather momentous: the summit that marked the symbolic—if not substantive—end of America’s international leadership.


 The Declaration Of Independence, Read Aloud 

Church bells rang out over Philadelphia as the Continental Congress adopted this draft of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Here, listen to the reading of the Declaration of Independence.




 Experts Warn America's Power Grid Could Be Next Cyberattack Target 

Hackers have targeted energy companies in Ukraine, disrupting power grids and leaving over 200,000 people in the dark. At the same time, Russia was backing a ground war in eastern Ukraine. When Newsy visited the country earlier this year, Ukrainian Parliament member Nataliya Katser-Buchkovska told us an attack on the power grid is one of many methods used to destabilize Ukraine.


  Alabama health officials issue warning about flesh-eating bacteria

Health officials in Alabama are warning residents of a flesh-eating bacteria found in bodies of water throughout the state. In the statement, the department urged people who get cuts in water to immediately wash the wound with fresh water and soap, and to seek medical attention immediately. They also encouraged those with open wounds and sores to stay out of the water, and persons with low immune systems, cancer, diabetes, liver disease and chronic conditions to avoid eating raw and undercooked seafood -- especially oysters.


 Experts Sound the Alarm as Drug Resistant Gonorrhea Goes Global 

Describing it as a “serious situation,” the World Health Organization has issued a grim warning about the dramatic rise of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea around the world. Data collected from nearly 80 countries shows that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhea much tougher, and at times impossible, to treat.




  God’s Word hasn’t become less true just because it has become less popular

Of course I wasn’t surprised yesterday when I passed by a church with a rainbow flag hanging off of it. And I wasn’t surprised that it had the words “God is still speaking” written across. It’s very important for us to realize that these churches, which have made sacraments of heresy and blasphemy, are not in any sense Christian. We are sometimes led to believe that we should have a “big tent” approach to the faith — and we should, but here is the important point: we are not the ones who decide the size or scope of the tent. Our Lord has already set up the tent, and only those who choose to live under it can be called Christian.




 In 2016, drug overdoses likely killed more Americans than the entire wars in Vietnam and Iraq 

Every year for the past few years, we’ve gotten even more horrible statistics showing the harrowing impact of the opioid epidemic on America. In 2015, overall drug overdose deaths reached a new historic record — topping deaths from guns or cars that year, and even the toll from HIV/AIDS at the height of that epidemic’s peak in 1995. In 2016, we got another awful statistic: Drug overdose deaths reached another record — and, based on the highest estimate by a New York Times analysis of state data, topped total US casualties from the entire wars in Vietnam and Iraq.


 Declaration of Disruption 

ONE of the essential, if often unstated, job requirements of an American president is to provide stability, order and predictability in a world that tends toward chaos, disarray and entropy. When our political leaders ignore this — and certainly when they delight in disruption — the consequences can be severe. Stability is easy to take for granted, but impossible to live without.


 Germany worried Trump may start trade war with Europe 

Germany has warned that the U.S. and Europe might be heading for a trade war.  "There are things that cause us great concern that the United States is starting a trade war against Europe. This would, of course, trigger a reaction in Europe," Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told German radio station Deutschlandfunk.


  U.S. no longer a 'friend' in Merkel election program

 In their campaign program for the German election, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have dropped the term "friend" in describing the relationship with the United States.


 The world looks past Donald Trump 

Foreign policy, increasingly, is what is happening around the world while the United States is making other plans. More than five months into Donald Trump's presidency, American adversaries and allies alike are adjusting to a new era in which Washington seeks its own idiosyncratic and unpredictable "America First" path.


  Statistics Show Spike In Hate Crimes Across US

Hate crimes spiked in four major American cities in the first months of 2017, with the percentage year-over-year change in one of them, Chicago, reaching a staggering 160 percent, according to the nonpartisan Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.


 Germany: Far-right violence and Islamist threat on the rise 

The number of far-right attacks and Islamists in Germany rose once again last year, new figures have shown. More than half of neo-Nazis are "violence-orientated," Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said in Berlin.




 Ten Commandments monument destroyed day after installation at Arkansas Capitol 

A man drove his car into a granite Ten Commandments monument Wednesday morning, destroying the memorial less than 24 hours after it was installed on Arkansas Capitol grounds.


 The plague is back, and it’s in the United States 

When was the last time you worried about getting the flu? A few months? Maybe a year? How about catching the plague? It’s something the civilized world hasn’t feared in ages, but two new cases of the disease just popped up in New Mexico, raising concern that the number of yearly instances of human plague infection could be growing.


 Opioids could kill nearly 500,000 Americans in the next decade 

Deaths from opioids have been rising sharply for years, and drug overdoses already kill more Americans under age 50 than anything else. STAT asked leading public health experts at 10 universities to forecast the arc of the epidemic over the next decade. The consensus: It will get worse before it gets better. There are now nearly 100 deaths a day from opioids, a swath of destruction that runs from tony New England suburbs to the farm country of California, from the beach towns of Florida to the Appalachian foothills.



European leaders see no successor to lesser of several evils. In comments to the press last week, France’s newly elected President Emmanuel Macron made a major shift from his predecessor on Syria policy. Discussing whether Syrian President Bashar Assad should leave office, Macron said “no one has introduced me to his legitimate successor.”


 Image of the U.S. has plunged...

The image of the United States has deteriorated sharply across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming majority of people in other countries have no confidence in his ability to lead, a survey from the Pew Research Center showed. Five months into Trump's presidency, the survey spanning 37 nations showed U.S. favourability ratings in the rest of the world slumping to 49 percent from 64 percent at the end of Barack Obama's eight years in the White House.


 Most of the World Has Little Confidence in Donald Trump 

Global confidence in Donald Trump's presidency is as low as 22%, down from the 64% confidence shown in former president Barack Obama. According to a new Pew Research Center poll, which was conducted among 40,447 respondents spanning 37 nations, fewer than a quarter of respondents think President Trump will do the right thing in terms of international affairs. The ratings of the U.S. president fell in every country surveyed (including America's allies in Europe and Asia) apart from Russia and Israel. When respondents were asked their views of President Trump's characteristics, 75% of the people surveyed said they thought of him as "arrogant," 65% said "intolerant" and 62% said "dangerous."


 America in crisis: Is a second Civil War in the making? 

One of the most demoralizing things about America today is the feeling that we are separating into “two nations,” two estranged populations who regard one another with a hatred that defies conciliation.


 "No Religion" Is Now Australia's Number One Religion 

In 1966 just 0.8% of Australians ticked the "no religion" box. For the first time ever, "no religion" has overtaken any single religious denomination, toppling Catholicism as the number one religious affiliation for Australians, the latest national census released on Tuesday revealed. The proportion of people reporting no religion increased to 30.1% in 2016 – up from 22% five years ago, and nearly double the 16% reported in 2001.


  The World's Population Is Forecast to Reach 9.8 Billion By the Year 2050

(UNITED NATIONS) — India's population is expected to surpass China's in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050, a U.N. report said Wednesday. The report by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs' Population Division forecasts that the current world population of nearly 7.6 billion will increase to 8.6 billion by 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100.


 Germany threatens retaliation if U.S. sanctions harm its firms 

Germany threatened on Friday to retaliate against the United States if new sanctions on Russia being proposed by the U.S. Senate end up penalizing German firms. Berlin fears that could pave the way for fines against German and European firms involved in Nord Stream 2, a project to build a pipeline carrying Russian gas across the Baltic.


  Christian school fears Bible verses will be banned under new human rights code in Canada

The Battle River School Division, just east of Edmonton, Alberta, is pushing a Christian school to censor certain Bible verses because they could be seen as “targeting vulnerable minorities.” EXAMPLE: The 1 Corinthians passage states, in part, “Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”


 Where the Next Climate Change Wars Could Erupt 

The word “rival” comes from the Latin for sharing a river, and in a world of climate change, rivalries are bound to become more fraught. Changing weather patterns don’t cause war, but they can bring simmering tensions up to a boil. Syria’s protracted civil war, for example, was brought on by drought and crop failure, made worse by climate change, which heightened underlying political and social tensions until the country erupted under the pressure.


 Canada Will Build Up Its Military Because It Can't Rely on the U.S 

Canada's foreign minister said the country is making a "substantial investment" in its military, citing a decreasing reliance on the United States for global leadership.


 Scientists believe they can 'reverse death' 

The first attempts to bring people back from the dead are slated to start this year.


 What if several of the world’s biggest food crops failed at the same time? 

Less than one-quarter of Earth’s total cropland produces nearly three-quarters of the staple crops that feed the world’s population – especially corn, wheat and rice, the most important cereal crops. These areas are our planet’s major breadbaskets.


 Trump National Security Team Blindsided by NATO Speech 

When President Donald Trump addressed NATO leaders during his debut overseas trip little more than a week ago, he surprised and disappointed European allies who hoped—and expected—he would use his speech to explicitly reaffirm America’s commitment to mutual defense of the alliance’s members, a one-for-all, all-for-one provision that looks increasingly urgent as Eastern European members worry about the threat from a resurgent Russia on their borders.


 Worldwide Terrorism at All-Time High 

Worldwide terrorism is at an all-time high, and violence cost the global economy $14.3 trillion last year, with a $2.5 trillion impact in the United States alone. According to the report, the annual number of terrorism incidents has almost tripled since 2011.


 Cracks widen in US-Europe alliance 

So it's ironic and disturbing to proponents of the transatlantic alliance that remembrances of the D-Day landings and the Marshall Plan should coincide with the most fraught period in Europe-US relations in decades. The situation darkened further on Wednesday following indications that President Donald Trump will pull out of the Paris climate agreement, even as the shock waves of his jarring trip to the continent last week still reverberated.




 World heading towards 'permanent cyber war' 

The world is heading towards a “permanent war” in cyberspace, the head of France’s digital security agency has warned. Guillaume Poupard said intensifying attacks were coming from unspecified states, as well as criminal and extremist groups. “We must work collectively, not just with two or three Western countries, but on a global scale,” he added, saying attacks could aim at espionage, fraud, sabotage or destruction.


 Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit 

Europe can no longer "completely depend" on the US and UK following the election of President Trump and Brexit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says. Mrs Merkel said she wanted friendly relations with both countries as well as Russia but Europe now had to "fight for its own destiny".


 Trump’s Russia Scandal Is Becoming a Corruption Scandal 

It may not have made “sense” for Donald Trump to fire James Comey, let alone for him to proceed to confess — in a public interview with Lester Holt, and then a putatively private meeting with Russian diplomats — that he did so in order to stop the Russia investigation.


 What will the Pope tell President Trump? 

After meeting with Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia and visiting sacred sites in Jerusalem, President Donald Trump's tour of world religions will conclude Wednesday at the Vatican, the Catholic Church's holy headquarters. There, at the Apostolic Palace, Trump is scheduled to meet Pope Francis -- finally. It's a meeting millions have been waiting for, an encounter between two of the world's most intriguing and complex characters: The holy man in white who preaches good news to the poor and the brash businessman in the dark suit who embodies American extravagance.


 The Battle to Teach Evolution in Public Schools Is Far From Over 

In 2007, 1 in 5 U.S. high school science teachers reported experiencing community backlash for teaching evolution. Thirty-four percent of Americans reject evolution outright, and many more don't believe scientists agree on it.



US President Donald Trump stood alone in a rare moment of solitude before the Western Wall on Monday. He wore a black kippa and placed one hand on the ancient weathered stones, standing there in that pose for half a minute.


 A 'Superbug' Fungus Is Spreading Across the US 

Over the past nine months, the number of US cases of an emerging, multi-drug resistant fungus has ballooned from 7 to more than 122. What’s more, the fungus, Candida auris, seems to be spreading, according to a field report the Centers for Disease Control.


  Turkish President’s Security Beats Protestors in Washington DC

Dramatic video caught by Voice of America showed a group of suited security guards punching and kicking protestors outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence on Embassy Gardens. D.C. police officers had to intervene to separate the two groups. The authoritarian leader’s security charged at the small group of peaceful protestors after they saw them carrying a Kurdish flag.


 'Erdogan's comments are unnecessary incitement' 

Minister Ayoob Kara (Likud) responded on Sunday to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s anti-Israel comments last week. Erdogan called on Muslims to ascend the Temple Mount as a show of solidarity with Palestinian Arabs in their “fight for rights and justice,” and slammed Israel’s proposed Muezzin Law, which seeks to lower the volume of muezzin calls in mosques during sleeping hours.


 Trump, Turkish leader hail ties despite US arming of Kurds 

The presidents of the United States and Turkey vowed Tuesday to repair a relationship battered by years of disputes over Syria's civil war and its various fighting groups, even as they broached a new disagreement over U.S. plans to arm Kurdish fighters.


 Italian Supervolcano Is Far Closer To Erupting Than Previously Thought 

The Phlegraean Fields supervolcano, known in its native Italy as Campi Flegrei, is potentially on the edge of an eruption. A brand new modeling study has concluded that the prolonged period of unrest it's going through has pushed the volcano closer to an eruption than previous research has suggested.



Various Arab Gulf nations are reportedly prepared to improve ties with Israel if Jerusalem takes what they deem as significant efforts to relaunch the stagnant peace process with the Palestinians.


 A question of trust: Merkel treads carefully with Trump 

Last month, in a phone conversation between Donald Trump and Angela Merkel, the U.S. president shared his views on Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan. "He's a great guy", Trump told the German chancellor, according to sources familiar with the exchange. Merkel listened politely before pointing out that Erdogan had been lobbing vitriol at Germany and its European allies for weeks, denouncing them as the descendents of Nazis.



Years from now, our descendants will ask us what we did in order to stem the tide of fascism. We all need to make sure we will be proud of our answer.


 Why Trump is cozying up to strongmen leaders 

US President Donald Trump's affinity for authoritarian leaders across the globe has been one of the few constants during his chaotic first few months in office. From Russian President Vladimir Putin to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Trump has gone out of his way to lavish praise on some of the world's most notorious strongmen. On Tuesday, Trump welcomed one of them -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan -- to the White House. The Turkish leader lands in Washington one month after winning a divisive referendum that critics say will grant Erdogan dictatorial powers back at home.


 How America became a lost, exhausted superpower 

What does it feel like to live through an era of precipitous national decline? I suspect it feels quite a lot like life in the United States in 2017.


 Canada Hates Us 

They hate us. They really, really, hate us. Well, maybe Canadians don’t hate the United States, but they certainly appear not to like their southern neighbors as much as they once did. The authors of the poll found President Donald Trump primarily responsible.




 As Ice Melts, Dangerous Diseases From The Past Could Rise Again 

The great thing about climate change is that there’s always some new, horrifying consequence to worry about ― like ancient viruses and bacteria emerging from the ice as the Earth warms. Unfortunately, researchers fear we may see more of this in the future. Some of these viruses and bacteria may have been trapped for millennia, and it’s not even totally clear yet what they are, let alone what kind of damage they might cause.


  Donald Trump Admits He Has No Use for the Constitution

President calls the country's founding document "archaic" and "bad for the American people." Trump denounced the constitutional system of checks and balances as “archaic.” “It’s a very rough system. It’s an archaic system,” Trump said. “It’s really a bad thing for the country.”


 It’s the end of the world and we know it: Scientists in many disciplines see apocalypse, soon 

"Now, more than at any time in our history, our species needs to work together. We face awesome environmental challenges: climate change, food production, overpopulation, the decimation of other species, epidemic disease, acidification of the oceans. Together, they are a reminder that we are at the most dangerous moment in the development of humanity. We now have the technology to destroy the planet on which we live, but have not yet developed the ability to escape it."


 Pope warns of broad destruction if tensions with North Korea escalate 

The pope was asked specifically what he would tell President Trump, who has sent a U.S. carrier to conduct drills near the Koreas, and other leads to try to diffuse the tensions. Francis said he would urge them to use diplomacy a negotiation “because it’s the future of humanity.” He added that the U.N. should regain its leadership in conflict resolution, saying it had been "watered down" over time.



What does a war with North Korea look like?


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 Cryogenically Frozen Brains Will Be ‘Woken up’ and Transplanted in Donor Bodies Within Three Years 

The most remarkable news to come out of Canavero’s interview doesn’t have anything to do with the head transplant at all, but what he plans to do afterwards: “As soon as the first human head transplant has taken place, i.e., no later than in 2018, we will be able to attempt to reawaken the first frozen head.”


 Human head transplant less than a year away 

Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero has revealed that the world's first human head transplant will take place within 10 months, and he's already planning his next project.   Sergio Canavero has announced further details about the plan to carry out the world’s first head transplant surgery. The operation will take place in China on a currently unselected Chinese national. 


 Scientists Just Transplanted Small Rat Heads Onto Bigger Rats 

Researches successfully avoided brain-damaging blood loss while the donor head was being attached to the recipient rat.


 This Fluid-Filled Bag Lets Lambs Develop Outside the Womb. Humans Are Next. 

Physicians at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia worked with 23 week-old lambs to in order test a synthetic device that imitates a woman's uterus, hoping to limit mortality and disease in premature children that are born before 37 weeks.


 Scientists Create An Artificial Womb 

Researchers have developed a functioning artificial womb.


 Major Report Prompts Warnings That the Arctic Is Unraveling 

The Arctic is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet, suggests a huge assessment of the region. The warming is hastening the melting of Arctic ice and boosting sea-level rise. The report, compiled by more than 90 scientists, documents the myriad changes already under way across the Arctic because of climate change—from declining sea ice and melting glaciers to shifting ecosystems and weather patterns. From 2011 to 2015, the assessment finds, the Arctic was warmer than at any time since records began around 1900.


 'Superbug' fungus new menace in US hospitals 

A 'superbug' fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals. The fungus called Candida auris is a harmful form of yeast.


 Almost untreatable superbug CPE poses serious threat to patients 

Immune to some of the last-line antibiotics available to hospitals, cases of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae are on the rise, NHS data reveals.


 Pope set to visit Egypt in 'call for peace' 

[Pope] Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, is set to pay a two-day visit to Cairo that bears a striking similarity to the one his predecessor made. Pope Jorge Bergoglio, who chose to be named after the friar of Assisi, will visit Egypt under the motto "The Pope of Peace in the Egypt of Peace".


 Pope heads to Egypt with Christians in retreat across Middle East 

Pope Francis flies to Cairo on Friday, less than a month after church bombings killed 45 people in two Egyptian cities as part of a concerted campaign by Islamist militants to rid the Middle East of Christians.


 The New Leader Of France's National Front Questioned The Existence Of Nazi Gas Chambers 

Jean-François Jalkh, Marine Le Pen's second-in-command, denied he ever said it, but BuzzFeed News spoke to a researcher who has his comments recorded on tape.


 Weaponized Drones: Connecticut Bill Would Allow Police to Use Lethal Force From Above 

Imagine this scenario: A terror suspect is holding hostages in a public space. A police-operated drone with a camera swoops in to assess the situation and determines he is armed and dangerous.




 Terrorists could wipe out 30 million people by weaponising a disease such as smallpox 

A bioterrorist attack which could wipe out 30 million people is becoming increasingly likely because it is easier than ever to create and spread deadly pathogens, Bill Gates has warned.  The Microsoft founder, who was speaking before a speech at the Royal United Services Institute in London (RUSI), warned that an outbreak of a lethal respiratory virus such as smallpox would be more dangerous than even a nuclear attack.


 Mental health issues at all-time high among Americans 

More Americans than ever before suffer from stress, depression, and anxiety, with those affected often too poor to afford general medical treatment, according to a new study.


 This Brutal US-Born Gang Is 'a Far Greater Threat to Your Life Than ISIS' 

Whether ISIS is an existential threat to the U.S. or not, ... one U.S.-born street gang is “a far greater threat to your life” — the notorious MS-13.


  The Origins of 11 Easter Traditions

Come Sunday, many people will find themselves scouring their yards for plastic eggs and gnawing the ears off of chocolate rabbits. What possesses us to do such strange things? Pagan rituals and old superstitions, mostly. Here are the reasons behind 11 of our favorite Easter traditions.  []


 Christianity's prospects of surviving in its birthplace are grim 

Persecution of the world’s largest religion has intensified throughout the 20th century and that trajectory has only intensified in recent years, especially in Muslim-dominated countries. Jihadists appear to have repeatedly carried out one of their oft-stated goals of erasing any trace of Christianity in some regions, while in others persecution against Christians and other religious minorities are being held at bay — for now.


 Approaching “societal collapse”: New equation shows how quickly humans are wrecking the planet 

It is impossible to predict the future. What we can do is extrapolate a vision from our current body of scientific knowledge, mixed with a bit of good old-fashioned imagination. Thanks to a new mathematical formula that charts the rate of humanity’s environmental impact, we may even have a rough idea of when to expect.


 Russian naval activity in Europe exceeds Cold War levels 

Recent Russian naval activity in Europe exceeds levels seen during the Cold War, a top U.S. and NATO military officer said, voicing concern that the distributed nature of the deployments could end up "splitting and distracting" the transatlantic alliance.


 Why we took a stand on Trump - Los Angeles Times

Why now? The answer is simple. Even though we’re only 11 weeks into the Trump presidency, there is good reason to believe that rather than grow into the job, he’ll remain the man he was on the campaign trail — impulsive, untruthful, narcissistic, ignorant of the limits on presidential power and woefully unprepared to wield it. Rather than wait until the public grew inured to the lies, the undermining of democratic institutions, the demagoguery and bluster, we decided to lay out our concerns at length and in detail.




 Creeping Toward Crisis 

Just days after the Trump administration shockingly signaled a softer stance on President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, Assad — possibly emboldened by America’s reversed course — unleashed an atrocious chemical attack on his own people, killing dozens.


 North Korean Defector Tells Lester Holt ‘World Should Be Ready’ 

A senior North Korean defector has told NBC News that the country's "desperate" dictator is prepared to use nuclear weapons to strike the United States and its allies.


 Airports and nuclear power stations on terror alert as government officials warn of 'credible' cyber threat 

Britain’s airports and nuclear power stations have been told to tighten their defences against terrorist attacks in the face of increased threats to electronic security systems. Security services have issued a series of alerts in the past 24 hours, warning that terrorists may have developed ways of bypassing safety checks.


 Americans’ right to protest is in grave danger, United Nations warns 

The right to protest is fundamental to American democracy. The country was born, after all, out of decades of civil disobedience by people angry about taxation without representation. But according to United Nations human rights investigators, this very basic principle is under attack. Over the past few months, on the heels of a fresh wave of organizing by liberals, at least 19 states have introduced measures that would criminalize peaceful protest.


 The Offender of the Free World 

Trump’s United States of America has become an unserious country, the offender of the free world.


 Cops Just Got One Step Closer to Killing Americans by Drone 

If lawmakers have their way, police in one US state could soon be using drones as lethal weapons against the citizens they’re supposed to protect. On Thursday, Connecticut’s judiciary committee approved a new drone regulation bill that, if passed, would make it the first state in the union to let cops use deadly drones later this year.


 North Korea's 'reckless' actions must be stopped 

North Korea’s “reckless” actions in regards to its nuclear weapons and missile programs “has got to be stopped.” “What they are up to there, in light of their other activities, gives us concern,” he added. “We look to (engage) with Russia on a political or diplomatic level, but right now Russia is choosing to be a strategic competitor, and we are finding that we can only have very modest expectations in areas that we can cooperate with Russia contrary to how we were just 10 years ago, five years ago.”


 Brexit Begins: United Kingdom Begins Formal Process to Leave European Union 

The United Kingdom officially invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on Wednesday, beginning a two-year exit procedure from the European Union. Tusk lamented the move, and stressed that “there is no reason to pretend that this is a happy day, neither in Brussels nor in London. After all, most Europeans, including almost half the British voters, wish that we would stay together, not drift apart.”


 Erdogan Warns Europeans on Their Safety as Tensions Rise With West 

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey warned Europeans on Wednesday that they would no longer be able to walk safely in the street if Western politicians continued with perceived provocations against Turkish leaders.


 Pope urges EU: Resist 'false' security promised by populists 

Francis welcomed 27 EU leaders to the Vatican on the eve of a summit to mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, the founding charter of the bloc. The summit falls just days before Britain triggers a procedure to leave the EU and comes amid a wave of anti-EU populist sentiment sweeping the continent that threatens the very essence of the EU.


 Europe headed for 'religion wars'    and    Turkish minister claims 'holy wars will soon begin in Europe'

"There is no difference between the mindsets of ... social democrats in the Netherlands. They all have the same mindset ... That mindset is taking Europe to the cliff. Soon wars of religion may and will start in Europe."


 World prepares to move on without U.S. on trade 

Here’s what happens when the U.S. pulls out of a major trade deal: New Zealand seizes the opportunity to send more of its milk and cheese to China. Japanese consumers pay less for Australian beef than for American meat. Canadians talk about sending everything from farm products to banking services to Japan and India.


 Fascism will soon be on our doorstep if you don’t act immediately 

Could American democracy be replaced with totalitarian rule? There’s enough resemblance that Yale historian Timothy Snyder, who studies fascist and communist regime change and totalitarian rule, has written a book warning about the threat and offering lessons for resistance and survival.


 The Man Who Wants to Unmake the West 

Europeans are starting to worry that Steve Bannon has the EU in his cross hairs. Here’s how the White House could genuinely help pull it apart.


  Enemies of the State: How The Financial Services Industry Is Destroying Democracy

The top ten banks in the U.S., along with their European counterparts have racked up over $300bn of fines, metered out by regulators since their egregious criminality caused a global crisis that unfolded in 2008. Its lingering influence is felt by billions of people worldwide nearly a decade later in a recovery slower than the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Jails are devoid of the Armani suited mobsters employed by the financial services industry that are now causing the breakdown of the rule of law, threatening democracies and even statehood itself in the countries they operate in.


 Drought Threatens To Drive Famine In Somalia As Hunger Kills More Than 100 

At least 6.2 million people in Somalia — or just about half the country — are grappling with the prospect of an acute food shortage due to deepening drought. And on Saturday, Somalia's prime minister made it clear that the conditions are exacting a stark human cost. Over a two-day span, at least 110 people died of hunger in just a single region, Hassan Ali Khaire said Saturday during a meeting with the Somali National Drought Committee.



Since the Second Lebanese War, the Lebanese army has rearmed itself, strengthening its ability in the air as well as on the ground and sea, with the help of the United States, France and Saudi Arabia. In the past two years, a new challenge has risen on the northern front. Should Israel go to war with Hezbollah, the Lebanese army would fight on the Shi’ite terrorist organization’s side, Maariv, the sister publication of The Jerusalem Post, quoted Israeli security officials as saying on Friday.


 A Computer Glitch Could Start World War 3 

Unfortunately, the systems in place to monitor potential nuclear threats to the United States are not foolproof. Previous false alarms have shown that the US needs to lengthen the time it would take for us to launch a nuclear response. The US early warning system is on watch 24/7, looking for signs of a nuclear missile launched at the United States. As a highly complex system with links to sensors around the globe and in space, it relies heavily on computers to do its job. So, what happens if there is a glitch in the computers?


 [T]he New Dawn of Tyranny 

The Founding Fathers designed the constitution to prevent some Americans from exercising tyranny. Alert to the classical examples they knew, the decline of ancient Greece and Rome into oligarchy and empire, they established the rule of law, checks and balances, and regular elections as the means of preserving the new republic. Thus far, it has worked. But it need not work forever.


 We No Longer Have Three Branches of Government 

[A]nother branch of government, like the Congress, is theoretically and constitutionally separate and independent. But in reality the separateness is a bit fuzzy. That’s because even in this age of hyperpartisanship, there is at least one important area in which Democrats and Republicans think alike: both parties view the federal courts, and especially the Supreme Court, not as a neutral, Constitution-bound, arbiter, but as a de facto branch of the legislature.


 Donald Trump’s election victory is driving 'domestic terrorism' in the US, says Homeland Security report 

Donald Trump’s election victory is driving “domestic terrorism” in the US that is expected to continue amid anger over issues including gun control and abortion, officials have warned. A field report by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) intelligence branch and analysts in North Carolina found that negative adverts and political rhetoric during the campaign “contributed to the incitement” of violent and criminal incidents.





We all know from scripture that Satan the Devil is the god of this World. He has had devastating effects upon man since the days of Adam and Eve in the “Garden of Eden”.  He has been counterfeiting everything God has purposed, and is not backwards in stirring up venom and hatred towards righteous people who resist his wave lengths, to try and stay loyal to the true God. Wars, inquisitions and down - right hostility in the form of persecution has always been thrown up against God’s faithful.


 A Staggering 7% Of Australian Catholic Priests Abused Children 

“Secrecy prevailed, as did cover-ups.” “Between January 1980 and February 2015, 4,444 alleged incidents of child sexual abuse [were] made to 93 Catholic Church authorities,” Gail Furness SC said in her opening address to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. “These claims related to over 1,000 separate institutions.”



For centuries, the Catholic Church has elected a pope to don an intricate hat and lead the religion's 1.27 billion adherents across the globe. But not all of the church's 260-odd popes have been models of piety. Actually, a handful of popes are best remembered by their violent tempers, shocking sex scandals, and shady financial practices.   Here's a chronological list of some of history's most outrageous papacies.




 Pope Francis warns against electing right-wing populists: ‘Hitler did not steal power’ 

Pope Francis warned against populism, saying it could lead to the election of "saviours" like Adolf Hitler. In an hour-long interview the pontiff also condemned the idea of using walls and barbed wire to keep out foreigners, among them refugees and migrants. "Of course crises provoke fears and worries," he said, but added that for him "the example of populism in the European sense of the word is Germany in 1933".



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