June 16, 2019 by Michael Snyder
Over the next several weeks, our planet will have a close encounter with the Taurid meteor swarm. It will be the closest that we have been to the center of the meteor swarm since 1975, and we won’t have an encounter this close again until 2032. So for astronomers, this is a really big deal. And hopefully there will be no danger to Earth during this pass, but some scientists are absolutely convinced that the Tunguska explosion of 1908 which flattened 80 million trees in Russia was caused by an object from the Taurid meteor swarm. As you will see below, the last week of June will mark the point when we are the closest to the center of the meteor swarm, and so that will be when the risk is the greatest. According to CBS News, our planet “will approach within 30,000,000 km of the center of the Taurid swarm” by the end of this month… (Read More…)
South America blackout leaves over 40 millions without power…
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(AP) — A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay on Sunday in what the Argentine president called an “unprecedented” failure in the countries’ power grid. Authorities were working frantically to restore power, and by the evening electricity had returned to 98 percent of Argentina, according to state news agency Telam. Power also had been restored to most of Uruguay’s 3 million people as well as to people in neighboring Paraguay. On Sunday
morning, Argentine voters were forced to cast ballots by the light of cellphones in gubernatorial elections. Public transportation was halted, shops closed and patients dependent on home medical equipment were urged to go to hospitals with generators. “This is an unprecedented case that will be investigated thoroughly,” Argentine President Mauricio Macri said on Twitter. Argentina’s power grid is generally known for being in a state of disrepair, with substations and cables that were insufficiently upgraded as power rates remained largely frozen for years.
Violent hailstorms strike France, Catastrophic agricultural damage reported
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(The Watchers) – Violent hailstorms swept through southeastern France on June 15 and 16, 2019, causing significant infrastructural and agricultural damage. One person was killed in the town of Taninges, Haute-Savoie department of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The storm brought winds in excess of 100 km/h (62 mph), heavy rain and large hail, causing widespread and, in many cases, catastrophic damage. The epicenter of the sudden storm which struck Saturday afternoon, June 15, was at Romas-sur-Isere where streets quickly transformed into raging rivers.
Farmers reported hail the size of golf balls and up to tennis balls decimated their orchards and vineyards. In some cases, entire harvests were destroyed. A farmer from La Roche-de-Glun in the Drome department, south of Lyon, told AFP his entire harvest (apricots, peaches and cherries) was ruined. Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume said the state would declare a natural emergency to trigger insurance payments and other help to farmers facing huge losses. “It’s catastrophic, I’ve rarely seen scenes like this,” Guillaume said Sunday. “It’s unthinkable that farmers would be forced into bankruptcy because of this.”
“It’s A Disaster Like I’ve Never Seen Before”: 2019 Could Be The Worst Year EVER For U.S. Corn Farmers
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OPINION (MS) – The amount of corn produced in the United States this year is going to be way below expectations. The Department of Agriculture just slashed its harvest estimates quite dramatically in its June report, but some farmers in the Midwest believe that those reduced projections are still way too optimistic. As I have previously detailed, millions upon millions of acres will go unplanted this year, but that is only part of the story. Much of the corn that has actually been planted is coming up very slowly due to the exceedingly poor conditions, and corn farmers all over the Midwest are reporting that their plants look absolutely terrible.
If we get picture perfect weather between now and harvest time, this will simply be a terrible year. But if severe heat and/or an early frost hits the Midwest, this could very easily be the worst year that we have ever seen for corn farmers in the United States. The other day, Illinois farmer James McCune gathered a large number of his fellow corn farmers for a “Prevent Plant Party”, and the mainstream media showed up to cover it. The following is from CNBC’s coverage of the event… James McCune, a farmer from Mineral, Illinois, was unable to plant 85% of his intended corn acres and wanted to commiserate with his fellow farmers by hosting the “Prevent Plant Party” at The Happy Spot.
279 dolphins dead on Gulf Coast, triple usual number
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(WHAS 11) – At least 279 dolphins have stranded across much of the U.S. Gulf Coast since Feb. 1, triple the usual number, and about 98 percent of them have died, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday. Scientists will investigate whether lingering effects from the 2010 BP oil spill and more immediate effects from low salinity because of freshwater flowing from high rivers and a Louisiana spillway contributed to the deaths,
said Teri Rowles, coordinator for NOAA Fisheries’ Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program. BP spill effects included problems with lungs and adrenal glands, which produce stress-related hormones; blood abnormalities; and general poor condition, according to earlier reports . Those reports said the spill contributed to the Gulf of Mexico’s largest and longest dolphin die-off.
Scientists warn heat waves could kill thousands in U.S. cities
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OPINION (NBC) – If global warming sometimes seems like a distant or abstract threat, new research casts the phenomenon in stark, life-or-death terms. It predicts that in the absence of significant progress in efforts to curb emissions of temperature-raising greenhouse gases, extreme heat waves could claim thousands of lives in major U.S. cities. If the global average temperature rises 3 degrees Celsius (5.4 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels — which some scientists say is likely if nations honor only their current commitments for curbing emissions — a major heat wave could kill almost 6,000 people in New York City.
Similar events could kill more than 2,500 in Los Angeles and more than 2,300 in Miami. But the new research also indicates that if the U.S. and other nations take aggressive steps to limit warming, many of those deaths from extreme heat might be avoided. “There is, actually, still hope, and a very small window of opportunity” to keep global warming below international targets and prevent some heat-related deaths, said Eunice Lo, a climate scientist at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and a co-author of a paper describing the research, published June 5 in the journal Science Advances
Imagine taking your two-month-old daughter in for her scheduled vaccines. Imagine watching as she begins to convulse soon after receiving her shots and then continues to experience seizures over the next few days. You might want to make sure she never receives a particular vaccine again. You might decide not to give her any more vaccines at all. You might also decide to delay vaccines for her siblings or to forego them altogether. These are all understandable responses to a frightening situation that any parent can relate to.
Social Justice Summer Camp to Train Children to Become Antifa Activists
On June 15, 2019 By Geri UngureanIn Antifa
NOTHING shocks me anymore. I’m sure there are many readers of my articles who feel exactly the same.
Now the lines are blurred – intentionally. The apostate churches are coming together with their own teachings. You won’t find these teachings in the Word of God. We might as well say they are cults, because they are.
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A LEADING expert has warned a deadly underground volcanic eruption could strike urban Australia at any moment causing torrents of lava to flow through the streets. The catastrophic…
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Flooding swamped parts of the Southeast over the weekend, with as much as a foot of rain falling in western North Carolina. At the same time, the…
Netanyahu inaugurates new Golan community honoring Trump
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a speech before the newly-unveiled sign for the new settlement of "Ramat Trump", or "Trump Heights" in English, named after the incumbent US President during an official ceremony in the Golan Heights on June 16, 2019. (Jalaa MAREY / AFP)
The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Jewish community on the Golan Heights.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet convened in this hamlet on Sunday to formally approve and announce the inauguration of a new community named after US President Donald Trump.
The move came just over two months after the US leader recognized Israeli sovereignty over the strategic plateau that Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War and later annexed, in a move not recognized by the wider international community. In 2017, Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moved the US Embassy to the city in another move that broke ranks with the global community.
Christian school raided by California gov’t as religious freedom concerns cloud future
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OPINION (CP) – A Christian boarding school run by Teen Rescue in Northern California faces the possibility of closing after it was raided by state investigators earlier this year. The head of the school claims that its First Amendment rights, as well as parental rights, are being violated. River View Christian Academy (RVCA), which serves to help troubled teens from across the U.S., has faced pressure from the Department of Social Services for over a decade over claims that it operates as an “unlicensed community care facility.”
Although the school had maintained through the years that schools are exempt from community care facility regulations, a law passed in 2016 requires many alternative boarding schools in the state to attain Community Care Licensing. But in order to attain that licensing, the school fears that it would not be able to uphold its rules reflecting traditional Christian teaching on marriage and sexuality. Additionally, the school says that the state requires licensed facilities to allow students to have the right to engage in spiritual and sexual exploration.
DEVELOPING: UK plans to deploy marines to Persian Gulf
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(Politico) – The United Kingdom will send elite forces to the Gulf of Oman to protect its warships amid rising tensions with Iran, according to The Sunday Times. The planned deployment follows Thursday’s attacks on two oil tankers, which the U.S. has blamed on Iran. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Friday said the U.K. would make its own assessment, but believed the U.S. claim that Tehran was behind the incident. One hundred Royal Marines are expected to be deployed “within weeks” to join naval ships operating from the U.K.’s new naval base in Bahrain,
The Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed military sources. The Marines will police the strait from helicopters and smaller boats, in a “force protection” mission that has been planned for several weeks due to rising tensions with Iran, according to the newspaper. Yet the British defense ministry sought to downplay the move, telling The Sunday Times: “This is a pre-planned training deployment and is in no way related to the ongoing situation in the Gulf of Oman.” Iran has denied any involvement in the oil tanker attacks, but the U.S. claims it has video evidence proving Iranian forces were responsible.
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A UK child abuse inquiry witness has told investigators how he was repeatedly raped by priests during “satanic” sex parties. Dave Sharp says he is one of multiple victims who suffered sexual, physical and emotional […]
‘Never before’: MILLIONS could be without light as Argentina & Uruguay hit by nationwide blackouts
Entire cities descended into darkness as a massive, first-of-its-kind blackout swept across Argentina and Uruguay on Sunday morning. The unexplained calamity will take up to eight hours to fix, officials say.
Posted on June 16, 2019Natural Health News
By Catherine J. Frompovich Bang the timpani drums and clang the brass cymbals! One municipality finally was able to get an ordinance passed that prohibits AMI Smart Meters from being installed anywhere within the city limits. The City of Independence, Missouri, did the right thing…
When a Binding Contract With God Means Staying Silent on Sexual Abuse
Evangelical megachurches are leaning on a favorite tool of corporations to protect themselves from liability in the MeToo era.
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God had a busy Tuesday this week.
In Alabama, leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the country, gathered for their annual meeting, with sex abuse squarely atop the agenda. Meanwhile, 900 miles to the north, in Baltimore, US Catholic bishops met to discuss next steps in addressing the same problem, which has become a festering institutional crisis across the globe. But whereas sexual violence in the Catholic Church has been on the national radar for decades, similar crimes in the evangelical community didn’t hit the mainstream until the past year or two, exploding in February with a six-part investigative series by the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News that documented 400 Southern Baptist leaders and volunteers accused of misconduct. Following the articles’ release, the Southern Baptist Convention put out the "Caring Well" report, an acknowledgement of past lapses that offered some guidance on how to deal with abuse allegations. It was presented at the Tuesday meeting as well, where congregants voted on amendments aimed at curbing sexual abuse and racism.
Court convicts Sara Netanyahu of corruption in plea deal
A deal was pressed heavily by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court, which approved the deal making the conviction final and giving Sara Netanyahu a criminal record.
By Yonah Jeremy Bob
June 16, 2019 15:08
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Sara Netanyahu . (photo credit: EMIL SALMAN/POOL)
Sara Netanyahu, the prime minister’s wife, was convicted of corruption in the "Prepared Food Affair" as part of a plea bargain on Sunday, which ended a four-year legal battle.
Strong eruption at Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 9.8 km (32 000 feet), Mexico
Posted by Teo Blašković on June 15, 2019 at 09:39 UTC (7 hours ago)
Categories: Editors’ picks, Featured articles, Volcanoes
A strong eruption took place at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico at 15:40 UTC (10:40 local time) on June 14, 2019.
The volcanic ash cloud rose to an estimated height of 9.8 km (32 000 feet) above sea level, according to data provided by the Washington VAAC.
In 24 hours to 16:00 UTC on June 14, monitoring systems registered 115 exhalations, accompanied by water vapor, gas and light amounts of ash.
Death toll surpasses 60, 9 300 homes collapsed as heavy rain hits China
Posted by Teo Blašković on June 14, 2019 at 22:15 UTC (19 hours ago)
Categories: Featured articles, Floods, Severe storms
Heavy rain affecting southern and central China this week claimed lives of at least 64 people and forced evacuation of 356 000. The affected region stretches from Guangdong to Chongqing.
According to data provided by China’s Ministry of Emergency Management on June 14, floods and landslides destroyed 9 300 homes and damaged 3.71 million (9.16 million acres) of crops, causing direct economic losses of about $1.93 billion (13.35 billion yuan). More than 4 300 people were rescued from floodwaters.
Why is the U.S. government importing thousands of migrants from Ebola-stricken nations and distributing them across U.S. cities?
(Natural News) Health authorities have been warning the public about a new African ebola outbreak that they claim is on the verge of "leaping the border to other countries." So why, then, are officials in the United States quietly importing — and distributing to communities all throughout America — potentially-infected migrants from … [Read More…]
Britain bans ‘harmful’ gender stereotypes from ads
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(Yahoo) – Ads featuring “harmful gender stereotypes” which are likely to cause offense will be banned in Britain from Friday under new rules that could have a major impact on the industry. The ban by the Advertising Standards Authority would cover, for example, a woman failing to park a car, a man struggling to change a nappy or girls being less academic than boys. The ban will not include some
stereotypical scenarios that are judged not to cause as much offense in ads, such as a woman cleaning or a man doing DIY tasks. “Harmful gender stereotypes in ads can contribute to inequality in society, with costs for all of us,” ASA chief executive Guy Parker said in a statement. “Put simply, we found that some portrayals in ads can, over time, play a part in limiting people’s potential,” he said. “It’s in the interests of women and men, our economy and society that advertisers steer clear of these outdated portrayals, and we’re pleased with how the industry has already begun to respond,” he added.
June 15, 2019
Abortion Is NOT ‘Family Planning’, It’s Cold-Blooded Murder – God’s Judgement On Planned Parenthood Should Be Equal To The Barbaric Acts They Carry Out Every Day
– The Leftists Obsession With Abortion Is A Murderous Form Of Tyranny
By John C. Velisek, Retired, US Navy – All News Pipeline
Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible, but the offenses will come, but woe unto him through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone was hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea than that he should offend one of these little ones – Luke 17:1-2
After years of being called a liar, a misogynist, and a fascist, President Trump raised the ire of the baby killers of the socialist left. Trump has once ruled that healthcare workers and doctors who have religious beliefs or moral convictions cannot be forced to take part in the performance of abortions. While the ACLU and Planned Parenthood are clutching their pearls and call it an obstruction to the access a woman needs to procure her "healthcare needs," most citizens of our country do not believe that abortion on demand at any stage of pregnancy is good policy.
by Majid Rafizadeh • June 15, 2019 at 5:00 am
- Iran recently produced a program on its state television channel demonstrating that the government is currently practicing missile attacks, with the purpose of carrying out actual attacks on Israel…. The video excerpt included in the television broadcast showed how the operations the Iranians are striving to put into action will bombard Tel Aviv.
- From the perspective of the Iranian leaders, if they continue to increase their threats against Israel, the United States will be pressured to change its strategy and lift pressure that has been placed on the clerical establishment, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and its elite branch, the Quds Force.
Catholic Church Pope Francis Commands The World’s Energy Elite To The Vatican To Force World Governments To Institute A Global Climate Change Carbon Tax June 14, 2019 Pope Francis demands that the world’s energy elites meet in Vatican City as he tells them there must be a global-carbon tax to stop climate change. …