Matthew 24:33….When we see all these things….
A motorcyclist chased after a hit-and-run suspect, while relaying information to police. The entire pursuit was caught on tape, and eventually lead to the driver’s arrest.
Conflict leaves millions hungry in DR Congo – UN
Nearly eight million people face acute hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a result of conflict, especially in the central Kasai region, UN food agencies said Monday. “Food security and nutrition… are deteriorating in many parts of DRC, but nowhere is the situation more alarming than in Kasai,” said Claude Jibidar, director of the World Food Program’s operations in the country. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said about 7.7 million people were on the verge of starvation overall in the vast central African country, a 30 percent surge over a year ago. A rebellion has been raging in the diamond-rich Kasai region for the past year, with both the government and rebels accused of atrocities. (AFP)
Germany experimenting with mind-altering “Love” drugs to make people more accepting of migrants
LOVE DRUG: Westerners are kinder to migrants when given the ‘love hormone’ oxytocin and put under peer pressure, scientists find
Researchers from the University of Bonn said that humans tend to be generally kinder to friends and family than strangers.
“Given the right circumstances, oxytocin may help promote the acceptance and integration of migrants into Western cultures.”
The suggestion that Westerners should be given drugs to make them more welcoming to foreigners is likely to be hugely controversial.
Millions of migrants and “refugees” have poured into Europe in recent years, with people now attempting to cross the Mediterranean on jetskis after paying up to £3,000 per person.
Angela Merkel recently told Donald Trump she “wishes” she hadn’t opened Germany’s borders to refugees, while the billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates said Europe was at “breaking point”.…
Iraqi Shiite militias pledge to take part in next ISIS fight
Iraq’s Shiite militias announced on Monday they will participate in the next major battle against the Islamic State(ISIS) group after the Iraqi forces’ victory in Mosul last month.
The Shite militias did not fight in the urban part of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, but were key in clearing far-flung villages of ISIS and capturing supply lines in the desert west of Mosul toward Iraq’s border with Syria.
The spokesman for the government-sanctioned umbrella — known as the Popular Mobilization Forces or PMF and mostly made up of Shiite militias — says the participation of the militiamen is “essential” in the upcoming fight for the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul. About 150 kilometers (93 miles) east of the Syrian border, Tal Afar was once home to both Shiites and Sunni ethnic Turkmen….
‘Hora Cero’: A young mother turns radical as Venezuela crisis deepens
“Upheaval” describes everyday life in Venezuela.
The South American country has been mired in an economic, political and humanitarian crisis that has spilled into the streets, with almost daily protests affecting the lives of 30 million people who either participate in them or are forced to navigate through roadblocks and debris.
In cities and towns across the country, people have come out by the thousands since early April to protest a government many no longer recognize as legitimate….
Also at stake is control of the country’s vast oil reserves and an economy that, once strong, has descended into chaos as inflation soars to triple digits and the value of the currency plummets, according to analyses by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
At least 124 people have been killed, and thousands more have been injured, according to an August report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Government security forces and pro-government armed groups, called colectivos, are behind at least 73 of those deaths, according to the report, which adds, “It is unclear who the perpetrators in the remaining deaths may be.”
For Claudia Vivas, a 29-year-old mother living in Caracas, the violence of the protests and the government’s response to them have added to an already hard life.
“They’re massacring us,” Vivas told ABC News in Spanish. “I’ve breathed in tear gas like you don’t have any idea. I’ve never been hit, thank God. Neither me nor my husband has been hit, but we’ve breathed in that gas.”….
An uncertain future
Venezuela’s turmoil has garnered international attention and provoked fiery rhetoric, such as when President Donald Trump said U.S. military intervention in the country was on the table.
The Trump administration has sanctioned Venezuelan government officials it believes are linked to international drug trafficking and human rights violations, including Vice President Tarek El-Aissami and several government ministers.
For the first time since Maduro’s election in 2013, the majority of countries in the Organization of American States have issued strong condemnations of his government. Although OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro has called Maduro’s efforts to sew up power “treason” against the Venezuelan people, the organization has failed to pass any resolutions against the Venezuelan government.
International pressure can do only so much. It’s a combination of internal dynamics and external factors that bring about change, Arnson said.
Attempts at formal dialogue between the Maduro government and the opposition — often brokered by former world leaders or other neutral parties — have so far proved fruitless….
NYC Subway Workers Say Dead Bodies Are Being Stored In Their Bathrooms
This has been an ongoing issue for years, the transit union says.
Employees in the New York City subway believe they can improve their working environment with one teensy-weensy, itsy-bitsy change in protocol: Stop storing dead bodies in their break rooms and bathrooms.
When someone dies on the subway or in a terminal, their body is removed as quickly as possible so that service can be resumed.
Sources from the Transport Workers Union Local 100, the city’s public transit worker union, told the New York Post that means that bodies are taken to the nearest room ― regardless of what it is.
“If a lunch room is the nearest, they’ll put it in the lunch room,” one source told the Post.
When someone dies on the subway, the New York Police Department’s policy is to first determine if the death was a potential homicide so the possible crime scene can be preserved.
North Korea is executing, torturing and enslaving those who practice religion, US says in new report
The North Korean regime has continued to position itself as one of the world’s worst persecutors of the religious, torturing and killing people who practice their faith, according to a State Department report released Tuesday.
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.”
“An estimated 80,000 to 120,000 political prisoners, some imprisoned for religious reasons, were believed to be held in the political prison camp system in remote areas under horrific conditions,” the report stated….
Matthew 24 – christians hated/persecuted
Rick Wiles Issues An Extremely Ominous Warning: “The Alarms Are Ringing Again”
What you are about to read is going to absolutely shock you. Rick Wiles has done outstanding work over at TruNews for well over a decade, and now just days before the August 21st solar eclipse he has issued his most ominous warning ever. His warning is not directly related to the eclipse, but I find it extremely interesting that it is coming at approximately the same time, because many consider the eclipse itself to be some sort of warning. I was a TruNews listener way before I ever started The Economic Collapse Blog, and I know Rick’s track record. So I would take what follows very, very seriously.
In 1998, a very unusual series of events resulted in Rick meeting a wonderful Christian lady named Leah Mandell at a conference. Three years later, Leah made a very strange phone call to Rick on August 11th, 2001, which was precisely one month before the 9/11 attacks. When Rick answered his phone, Leah began telling him that “the alarms are ringing”…
She said, “Rick, something very odd is happening today. Alarm bells, everywhere I go today there are alarms ringing, car alarms, burglar alarms, fire alarms, even oven alarms, every place I go, I hear alarms ringing. What’s really strange is people are having trouble turning the alarms off. I go into stores, the alarm is ringing. I go into an office, the alarm is ringing. And they can’t get the things to turn off. The Lord told me, ‘Call Rick Wiles and tell him, “The alarms are ringing, and this time, they will not be turned off.”’”
The moment she said that, Rick’s seatbelt alarm started ringing even though his seatbelt was fastened.
One month later was September 11, 2001.
Exactly 16 years later, on August 11th, 2017, Leah called Rick again. She called to tell him that “the alarms are ringing” again and that she was seeing dead birds fall out of the sky everywhere……
Study: Gardasil Risks Hidden by Vaccine Manufacturer and FDA Regulators
A new study published in Clinical Rheumatology exposes how vaccine manufacturers used phony placebos in clinical trials to conceal a wide range of devastating risks associated with HPV vaccines. Instead of using genuine inert placebos and comparing health impacts over a number of years, as is required for most new drug approvals, Merck and GlaxoSmithKline spiked their placebos with a neurotoxic aluminum adjuvant and cut observation periods to a matter of months.
Researchers from Mexico’s National Institute of Cardiology pored over 28 studies published through January 2017—16 randomized trials and 12 post-marketing case series—pertaining to the three human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines currently on the market globally. In their July 2017 peer-reviewed report, the authors, Manuel Martínez-Lavin and Luis Amezcua-Guerra, uncovered evidence of numerous adverse events, including life-threatening injuries, permanent disabilities, hospitalizations and deaths, reported after vaccination with GlaxoSmithKline’s bivalent Cervarix vaccine and Merck’s quadrivalent or nine-valent HPV vaccines (Gardasil and Gardasil 9). Pharmaceutical company scientists routinely dismissed, minimized or concealed those injuries using statistical gimmicks and invalid comparisons designed to diminish their relative significance.
Of the 16 HPV vaccine randomized trials, only two used an inert saline placebo. Ten of the sixteen compared the HPV vaccine against a neurotoxic aluminum adjuvant, and four trials used an already-approved aluminum-containing vaccine as the comparison.
Scientific researchers view double-blind placebo trials as the gold standard for testing new drugs. To minimize bias, investigators randomly assign patients to either a “treatment” group or a “control” (placebo) group and then compare health outcomes. The standard practice is to compare a new drug against a “pharmacologically inert” placebo. To minimize opportunities for bias, neither patients nor researchers know which individuals received the drug and which the placebo. However, in clinical trials of the various HPV vaccines, pharmaceutical researchers avoided this kind of rigor and instead employed sleight-of-hand flimflams to mask the seriousness of vaccine injuries….