Today's news runs between 7/29 and 8/3/18. My disclaimer is the same- fighting hard against propaganda, fake news, out right lies and hoping to only show what I researched as being the truth. As I've said before, I only show the lead story title, and if you are interested and want more you can go to the news site for further research. Jerusalem Online and Jerusalem Post are two different sites, though they tell much of the same news at times. Global Times is a Chinese based news site that also carries international news, but you should be wary of propaganda. Also CNN and Fox news will sometimes print out fake news and I try to filter through this by researching other sites to see if they are backed by other sources. As for some of the Thoughtful Mind Quotes- I personally may not appreciate the person being quoted, I do respect what the person is saying.
JERUSALEM ONLINE: "Trump pressured Israel to release Turkish Terror Suspect in an effort to free the American Pastor, who has been imprisoned since the failed 2016 Turkey Coup. The Pastor has been in Iran for last 21-years and faces 35-year imprisonment.
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: "Denver Post runs "Letter to the Editor", which suggests that President Trump should be executed. ALSO- "Federal court says Hawaii must allow open carry of guns". ALSO- China, Russia, Iran engaged in aggressive economic cyber spying. ALSO- George Soros , billionaire, spent $10.37 million on lobbying during 2nd quarter of 2018.
THOUGHTFUL MIND QUOTE: "Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things." Winston Churchill
JERUSALEM POST: "Israel's navy intercepts flotilla of boats heading towards Gaza." ALSO- Tunisia could lose chance to host world chess meet after banning Israelis from attending.
THOUGHTFUL MIND QUOTE: "It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us Freedom of the Press. It is the soldier, not the Poet, who has given us the Freedom of Speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate. It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, and allows the protester to burn the flag." Father Dennis O'Brien, U.S.M.C.
GATESTONE INSTITUTE NEWS: "Child Brides in Turkey", "according to Turkish Philanthropy Funds, 40% of girls under 18 in Turkey are forced into marriage. " "Average schooling in Turkey is 6.5 years ( 6th Grade). President Erdogan of Turkey suggested by Islamic Law, girls as young as 9 and boys as young as 12 yrs could marry." "In Turkey you may abuse a 13-year old girl and walk free, but you may not tease the Turkish President."
JERUSALEM ONLINE: Palestinian Fatwa bans participation in Jerusalem elections. ALSO- Incendiary balloons have now landed in Beersheba for the first time. ALSO- Russia announces they can't force Iran out of Syria, tells Israel of this.
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: Report- Think tank of the Libertarian Mercatus Center- Medicare for all has a $32 Trillion Federal Price Tag over the next ten years. "But enormous price tag is 'actually' marginally less than current projected National Health expenditures over same period of time." ALSO: U.S. Attorney General Sessions announces new Religious Liberty Task Force (This was also listed in major media.)
BLAZE NEWS: "Chicago gun violence is so bad some parents are now hiding their children to remain safe."
GLOBAL TIMES:" China feels Japan's new AEGIS Destroyer, equipped with U.S. Air Defense System, threatens region." ALSO- Iran announces it can "weather U.S. Sanctions". ALSO- President Erdogan of Turkey tells President Trump to "Step Back" after Trump "Threatened to punish Turkey if US Pastor was not freed." ALSO- U.N. announces over 7,000 child casualties verified in Syria since 2011.
ALSO- 215 people killed, another 180 wounded in Syria's Sweida attack on 7/25/2018 by gunfire and bombing carried out by Islamic State terrorists. ALSO- Death toll from Greece Wildfires rises to 87, arson now indicated as cause. ALSO- Russia calls on U.S. to abandon 'Use of Force" in Space. ALSO- Japan to spend $4.2 billion on missile defense system over next 30-years. ALSO- Philippines welcome China's donation of 4 patrol boats and 30 units of 40-mm rocket propelled grenade launchers. ALSO- 5.3 earthquake hits Hawaiian Region.
JERUSALEM ONLINE: British Labor Party looking into 250 complaints of anti-Semitic Abuse. ALSO- Facebook allows Holocaust denial in the United States, but it bans it in Europe.
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: Feds spend $402,236 comparing 'Gender Variant' youth with 'Cisgender Youth'. (I might be wrong but I believe Cisgender is a new word). ALSO- Russia allows Israel teams to participate in Russia 2018 International Army Games. ALSO- Amazon resumes free shipping for Israeli buyers.
BLAZE NEWS: "Catholic leaders fight Irish Government's plan to force church hospitals to provide abortions." ALSO- Report- It would cost taxpayers $39 Billion to bailout industries hurt by President Trump's tariffs.
GLOBAL TIMES: Islamic State kidnaps 36 Druze women and children from Syria's Sweida Province. ALSO- Report- 100,000 foreign workers in Israel in 2017, 61% of them from Asia. ALSO- U.S. Satellites detect North Korea missile development at their country's 1st nuclear missile plant. ALSO- South and North Korea undergoing trial withdrawal of their border guards. ALSO- Philippines says it has vowed to play in role in growing relations between China and ASEAN - Association of Southeast Asian Nations. ( In my first book "A Coming Storm" and my upcoming book series "Fire and Ice", China is the country that leads ASEAN in the invasion of Alaska and North America. I was given this idea through a series of dreams nearly 20 yrs ago and ASEAN was still only 7 countries, and is now 10. Overtime ASEAN has become deeper into militaristic and less economic, and they look to China for funds, weapons, leadership. Book of Revelation refers to 10 countries that lead to war. )
TELEGRAPH- GERMANY'S NEWS: Germany is running out of beer bottles, as heat wave fuels demand. ALSO- Knife attack on German bus leaves 14 wounded in City of Luebeck.
TELEGRAPH- GREECE NEWS/NOW: Debts to Greece State keep growing, topping 101-billion (Greece currency) at end of June. ALSO- 90 people killed so far in Greek wildfires.
SPAIN NEWS/ THE LOCAL: Spain under strain with spike in migrant arrivals from north Africa, stretching the country's security forces.
ALSO- Morocco rejects any Europe Union's moves for it to host migrants.
FRANCE NEWS/24: Hundreds evacuated from Paris Metro after power was cut-off. ALSO- France's President Macron survives vote on "no-confidence" for "Benalla Scandal".
POLAND NEWS/24: More than 200 kilograms of fish killed off due to sewage leak in the Czarna River. ALSO- Unemployment in Poland will below European Union average. EU showing 6.9 unemployment and Poland showing 3.7%.
MYANMAR (BURMA) NEWS: Nearly 120,000 people displaced due to floods, 11 people killed.
TAIPEI NEWS: "Manila of the Philippines alarmed over Chinese warnings, "Chinese radio warnings to Philippines aircraft and ships to avoid newly fortified South China Sea Islands, now claimed by China, but also by Taiwan."
EGYPT NEWS-NOW: Egyptian forces kill 5 suspected militants north of Cairo, while jailing 70-people with jail terms. ALSO- Egypt sentences 4 Muslim Brotherhood members with life in prison for burning down a church. ALSO- Scientists discover the Great Pyramid of Giza cn focus electromagnetic energy. (Oddly enough, great sci-fi authors have used this subject matters in their books for decades.)
IRAN HERALD: "Iran's Rial (their currency) on a downward spiral, as their economic crisis deepens." U.S. blamed for this by pulling out of 2015 nuclear deal. ALSO- While Turkey's relationship with U.S. cools, President Erdogan of Turkey tries to better his relationship with the European Union. ALSO- Starbucks Coffee sales decline in China's market, Starbucks is joining forces with Middle East countries. ALSO- Citing the trade war with China- BMW raises their prices for their X5, X6 and SUVs in China.
GUARDIAN: Report- Afghanistan- 9 year old child bride reportedly killed by her husband. ALSO- North Korea gives back only one set of dog tags for 55-boxes of human remains.
NEW ZEALAND STAR: 6.4 earthquake kills 16 people in Lombok, Indonesia.
JERUSALEM ONLINE: Russia Envoy reports Iranians moved 53-miles away from Israeli border. ALSO- Four new fires started by incendiary balloons launched from Gaza Strip. ALSO- U.S. Sanctions 2 Turkish officials over detention of the U.S. Pastor being held in Turkey. ALSO- Hundreds protest in Denmark against new ban on face veils in public.
GATESTONE NEWS: Spain's Socialist Government under Prime Minister Sanchez has promised free healthcare to migrants and says it will investigate every asylum claim individually.
GLOBAL TIMES; "Gunmen hit Mali election, leaves 12 dead. ALSO- All Fijians need to pay 20-cents now for using each plastic bag in marketplace after September 1st, 2018. ALSO- Afghanistan Taliban claim credit for when 200 IS Terrorists surrender to authorities.
TELEGRAPH/UK NEWS: British Court recognizes Sharia Law in Landmark Divorce Case. ALSO- Europe braces for hottest day in history, as farmer are granted emergency access to river water.
TURKEY NEWS: Turkish court rejects U.S. Brunson's appeal for release from house arrest.
ITALY NEWS/THE LOCAL: 8 Cities on "Red Alert" due to 2018 heatwave. ALSO- Venice bans kayaks and canoes from the Grand Canal, due to overcrowding of watercraft. ALSO- Italian President says- "Migrants are often victims of new forms of modern slavery."
SPAIN/ THE LOCAL: European Union to grant Spain Emergency Aid to cope with migrants. ALSO- Spain's taxi strike moves into 8th day.
FRANCE 24 NEWS: Eiffel Tower closes due to staff strike over working long hours. ALSO- France passes controversial asylum law, also new law to prevent street harassment.
POLAND NEWS- Rabbi's son says he was assaulted by Polish Police, who gave him a Nazi salute. ALSO- Warsaw marks anniversary of Warsaw 1944 uprising.
GERMANY NEWS/LOCAL: One in every four German residents now has migrant background according to German Government statistics. ALSO- 6 deaths in 24 hours from swimming accidents in Germany.
E.U. NEWS: Death toll rises to 24 as huge wildfire sweeps through Athens Resorts, in Greece.
MANILA TIMES: 11 dead in Basilan car bomb explosion, in Zamboanga Province, as suicide bomb explodes at security check point. ALSO- Woman tries "witchcraft" to winback her ex-boyfriend, but become victim of extortion. ALSO- Prices to rise 2% for sardines and corn-beef due to a weakening of the Peso and high oil prices.
EGYPT NEWS: Report - attacks on Egypt's Coptic Christians is growing worse in Egypt. ALSO- Libya accepts over 570 Europe-bound migrants. ALSO- A jet sake to Egypt is being blocked U.S. regulations, also upsetting France. ALSO- U.N. warns of another cholera outbreak in Yemen.
GUARDIAN NEWS: Canada-2 women arrested for "shoot an Indian Day". ALSO- Zimbabwe election unrest turns deadly as army opens fire on protesters. (No numbers reported)
ASIA TIMES: White House looks at 25% tax on Chinese goods, doubling proposed tariff. ALSO- Vietnam is quitting Facebook.
JERUSALEM ONLINE: Russia to deploy their Military Police on Golan Heights. (Curious how that's going to go over.)
Okay, that's it for today. I need to escape, as I have 2 dogs attempting to break into my candy vault. They have a liking for peanut butter M&Ms.
I hope your prayers are answered, your health is fine and you are all having a wonderful day
Uncle John's Bathroom Read Facts:
When casting for Gilligan's Island, among the actors almost cast were Jayne Mansfield as Ginger, Dabney Coleman as the Professor, and Raquel Welch as Mary Ann. (With those two ladies, I can imagine the rating might have skyrocketed.)
Casting for Charlie's Angels almost gave us Kim Basinger, Michelle Pfeiffer and Kathie Lee Gifford.
For those of you who recall "Welcome Back, Kotter", Gabe Kaplan, the star of the show as the teacher, gave up acting in the 1980's to become a pro-poker player.
In 1949 the "TV industry operated at a $25 million loss.
Yes, I am actually going now. Love to all. BILL