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Torrential Rain Of Biblical Proportions Is Causing Immense Devastation For Midwest Farmers

Torrential Rain Of Biblical Proportions Is Causing Immense Devastation For Midwest Farmers

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Pentagon Sending 1,000 More Troops To Middle East As Tensions Between The United States And Iran Approaching Seemingly Unavoidable Flash Point

The United States is sending 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The decision follows last week’s attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman that the U.S. blamed on Tehran, with the Pentagon releasing new images on Monday that officials said show Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) members removing an unexploded mine from one of the ship’s hulls.

by Geoffrey Grider June 17, 2019

The U.S. has already accelerated the deployment to the Middle East of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group and sent B-52 bombers after what it said were credible threats by Iran against U.S. forces and interests in the region

The United States appears to be moving ever closer to a military conflict with Iran after sending a massive show of force last month and now today we read that the Pentagon has requested an additional 1,000 troops be dispatched to the region.

The highly disputed attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week have only exacerbated relations between the US and Iran, with Russia warning against using the tanker incident as a reason to engage Iran.

US to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East as tensions escalate with Iran after tanker incident

FROM ABC NEWS: The United States is sending 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The decision follows last week’s attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman that the U.S. blamed on Tehran, with the Pentagon releasing new images on Monday that officials said show Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) members removing an unexploded mine from one of the ship’s hulls.

“In response to a request from the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) for additional forces, and with the advice of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and in consultation with the White House, I have authorized approximately 1,000 additional troops for defensive purposes to address air, naval, and ground-based threats in the Middle East,” acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said in a statement on Monday.

The additional personnel are mostly part of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and force protection units, a U.S. official told ABC News.

The U.S. has already accelerated the deployment to the Middle East of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group and sent B-52 bombers after what it said were credible threats by Iran against U.S. forces and interests in the region. Since then, the U.S. has sent an additional 1,500 troops and increased defensive capabilities to continue to help deter Iran.

 “The recent Iranian attacks validate the reliable, credible intelligence we have received on hostile behavior by Iranian forces and their proxy groups that threaten United States personnel and interests across the region,” Shanahan said.

“The United States does not seek conflict with Iran,” the statement continued. “The action today is being taken to ensure the safety and welfare of our military personnel working throughout the region and to protect our national interests. We will continue to monitor the situation diligently and make adjustments to force levels as necessary given intelligence reporting and credible threats.”

Iran attempted to shoot down a U.S. drone that was surveilling the attack on one of two tankers hit in the Gulf of Oman last week, CENTCOM said. The attempt missed the MQ-9 Reaper by “approximately one kilometer.”

The U.S. has also blamed Iran for an attack on four commercial vessels off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in May.

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Massive Misdirection Now Ongoing On Iran: Experts Warn Iran Has Probably Had Nukes For Well Over 10 Years And Barack Obama Was ‘Woefully Deceived’ (Or ‘Part Of The Plan’!)

Anybody Who Thinks Iran Doesn’t Already Have Nukes Hasn’t Been Paying Attention!  

By Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline -Live Free Or Die


Back on June 14th, we published this story on ANP titled “As Middle East Heats Up To The Boiling Point, Expert Warns Terror Attacks By Iranian Sleeper Cells Embedded Across America Could ‘End Our Freedom Of Movement’, For YEARS! within which we added a very important update, an update that we’re going to be emphasizing within this new story as if it is true, it’s an absolute game changer. 

Back on January 22nd of 2018, Quartz India published this story titled “For Islam And Against America: What Fuelled Pakistan’s Nuclear Black Market? within which they hinted that Iran’s nuclear program may be FAR BEYOND what the world believes it to be due to deals it made on the black market back in the 1990’s with nuclear armed Pakistan. Really think that Nortk Korea has nukes and Iran doesn’t? First, from this Quartz India story with much more below. 

Evidence indicates that it is difficult to make generalisations about the whole nuclear proliferation episode involving Pakistan, as different sets of motivations, circumstances, and players were involved in the three cases under discussion. Even the different stages of each case require separate treatment—for example, both Iran and North Korea did nuclear deals with the AQ Khan network in two separate stages, with a gap in between.

For instance, the circumstances under which Pakistan helped Iran in 1987 were markedly different from the AQ Khan network’s nuclear cooperation with Iran in 1993-94.


In the first phase, Khan’s half-hearted and duplicitous dealings with Iran were in line with the instructions he had received from Zia and his coterie, and General Aslam Beg had most probably been fully informed. Beg certainly shielded Khan during the Zia years. After the rise of Beg as army chief in August 1988, the policy regarding nuclear cooperation with Iran was streamlined. Beg was of the view that the global spread of nuclear weapons could lead to a multipolar world that would suit Pakistan’s interests better than a bipolar or unipolar world dominated by the United States. Khan had until then carefully handled the relationship with Iran via third parties.

In the second stage of Pakistan’s nuclear links with Iran (1993-94), both the political situation and the regional security context had changed significantly. Iran and Saudi Arabia were fighting a proxy sectarian war in Pakistan, leading to significant violence, and Pakistan and Iran had developed divergent interests in Afghanistan (with Islamabad supporting the Taliban and the latter the Northern Alliance). Pakistan’s military could not support Iran’s nuclear ambitions in this new situation. Moreover, Aslam Beg had already retired from the army in 1991 and was no longer in a position to support and provide cover for Khan’s activities.

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As we had reported as an update within that June 14th story, ANP received the email above that was dated all the way back on January 17th of 1999 which reported a nuclear detonation had been detected in Iran by satellites in the hills of Northwestern Iran. While neither the White House nor the Pentagon had any comment on the matter, as a spokesperson for the Department of Enhanced Satellite Technology stated, “we are pretty sure this was an intended nuclear explosion“. 

As Dr. Peter Vincent Pry had reported on The Hill back in December of 2018 in this story titled “Don’t Trust The Intel When It Comes To Iran’s Nuke Program“, “Washington officialdom believes Iran does not yet have nuclear weapons based on little more than wishful thinking.” Warning that Iran probably has had nuclear weapons going back years, and likely due to their dealings with Pakistan in the 1990’s, this ANP story IS NOT a call to war with Iran as some might think but instead, a call to restrain from war with Iran as they’re already probably armed with nuclear weapons, thus assuring nuclear war should war break out with them. From Dr. Pry’s story.

Two years ago, senior Reagan and Clinton administration officials warned that Iran probably already has nuclear weapons. As they wrote in “Underestimating Nuclear Missile Threats from North Korea and Iran” in the National Review on Feb. 12, 2016:

“Iran is following North Korea’s example — as a strategic partner allied by treaty and pledged to share scientific and military technology. Iran sacrificed its overt civilian nuclear program to deceive the Obama administration, to lift international sanctions, to prevent Western military action, while a clandestine military nuclear program no doubt continues underground. That is why Iran, under the nuclear deal, will not allow inspection of its military facilities and prohibits interviewing scientists — it is concealing the dimensions and status of Iran’s nuclear-weapons program.

“We assess, from U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency reports and other sources, that Iran probably already has nuclear weapons. Over 13 years ago, prior to 2003, Iran was manufacturing nuclear-weapon components, like bridge-wire detonators and neutron initiators, performing non-fissile explosive experiments of an implosion nuclear device, and working on the design of a nuclear warhead for the Shahab-III missile.

“Thirteen years ago Iran was already a threshold nuclear-missile state. It is implausible that Iran suspended its program for over a decade for a nuclear deal with President Obama.”

The above assessment is by Ambassador R. James Woolsey, President Clinton’s director of Central Intelligence; Dr. William Graham, President Reagan’s White House science adviser, leader of NASA and recently chairman of the Congressional EMP Commission; Fritz Ermarth, a national security adviser to President Reagan and chairman of the National Intelligence Council, and Ambassador Henry Cooper, former director of the Strategic Defense Initiative. These stellar intelligence officers, strategic thinkers and scientists played major roles in helping to win the Cold War. Perhaps we should listen to them now about Iran.

As the Washington Examiner had reported back in January of 2015, Barack Obama fully caved to Iran’s nuclear blackmail, threateneing to veto while he was President any Congressional bill that put sanctions upon Iran yet we shouldn’t be surprised, Barack Obama was clearly Islam’s trojan horse into the highest political position in America. 

And as Quartz had also reported within their 2018 story, Iran likely got ‘the bomb‘ due to European engineers and ambitious businessmen who wanted to get rich quickly, and did so by using secret bank accounts, arming Iran to enrich themselves but doing so against the best interests of the rest of Western civilization. From the Quartz story.: 

However, Khan responded positively when approached by Iran through third parties with financial interests. He could pursue such interests knowing that Pakistan’s army was beholden to him for his efforts to procure the No-Dong missile from North Korea, and thus he was immune from any questioning. By the mid-1990s, Khan had also developed detailed brochures and packages containing key information, equipment, and documentation, often digitised, sufficient to attract the attention of prospective customers, aimed at maximising his profits and satisfying his desire for proliferation.

As David Albright aptly maintains, Khan’s accomplices in these nuclear sales were European engineers and ambitious businessmen out to get rich quick: “Urbane and educated, they stashed millions of dollars in secret bank accounts” and “they also drove the business by always being on the lookout for promising new markets.”

The second phase of Pakistan-Iran nuclear links was a product of such motivations.


So, is Iran already armed with nuclear weapons at a time when war looks to be on the table should those who’ve long been pushing for war with Iran and against America’s best interests get their way? We’ll close with this excerpt from this story from NTI from all the way back in 1999, the year after the alleged nuclear explosion in Iran’s northwestern hills. 

Two US Congressmen Say Iran Has Nukes

Abstract: The Jerusalem Post reported on 16 April 1998 that two US Congressmen say they believe reports published in the paper on 9 and 10 April 1998 that Iran has acquired nuclear weapons from the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan. The opinions of the congressmen contradict the views of the US State Department and Defense Department, which have dismissed the reports. Representative Jim Saxton (R-NJ), chariman of the House Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, told the Jerusalem Post ‘I believe that Iran already has nuclear weapons and that our policy should reflect that.’

Representative Bill McCollum (R-FL), also a member of the task force, said that evidence collected by the group ‘indicates Iran possesses nuclear capability.’ He added that ‘for years, we have received reliable information that Iran has been obtaining nuclear weapons’s parts and supplies from the former Soviet republics in Central Asia. Not only have we not dismissed these reports, but over these six years there has been a growing volume of supporting evidence.’

The article also cited Israeli MP Rafi Ekul as saying that ‘several leading members of the US military have believed that Iran managed to smuggle in several nuclear devices.’ McCollum said that Iran’s attempts to acquire ballistic missiles and its strategic command and control exercises also indicated that it possesses nuclear weapons. He concluded: ‘Therefore I believe that prudence dictates that US policy toward Tehran must be based on the fact that Iran has already crossed the nuclear threshold.’


And while some reading this story still may think that this is a pro-war story, why would anyone be pushing America to get into war with an already nuclear armed Iran, thus assuring our destruction should nuclear war break out? The first video below is from 2018 from Fox News arguing Iran already had nukes or was only months away from them before Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran while the 2nd and 3rd videos from Infowars each take a look at this unfolding fiasco that very well could have been based upon false flag attacks upon two oil tankers. Will WW3 with a nuclear armed Iran begin over a false flag? We pray that those who make all of these life and death war decisions are paying very close attention to what is REALLY going on, rather than the misdirection that we’re being fed. 

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Snowflake Christians, Attention! Reality Bites! :: By Dr. Donald Whitchard

Published on: June 11, 2019 by RRadmin7 Category:General Articles

Excuse me. I say this with love, but necessary firmness. Most of you are easily offended, weak-kneed, overly protected, participation-trophy receiving, pampered, self-centered, worldly minded, narcissistic, phone in your face, spiritually immature, emotion-centered, frankly useless individuals who call themselves a believer in Jesus Christ. I don’t understand you.

You somehow get bent out of shape when a pastor dares stop his service and (gasp) prays for a man who is being pursued by the hounds of hell and demon-possessed individuals who want to see him out of office and at the worst, dead and forgotten, yet humbly stops by without fanfare and bows his head in humbleness, asking for God’s guidance, then leaves as quietly as he came. What gives?

Franklin Graham asked that all Bible-believing Christians would gather together on June 2nd and pray for President Trump. Personally, I never have seen a man who is more hated for no good reason except that he turned the New World Order on its head and prevented the female version of the Antichrist to assume power as the President of the United States.

This action was not his doing alone. Numbers of believers gathered in prayer three years ago for the welfare of this nation which, in all honesty, was headed for the trash heap of history if there was no intervention by Almighty God to do something. Thankfully, He did answer and gave us a man who, while having all the graces of a bull in a china shop, was someone who was at least honest and encouraged Christians and people in general to pray for him.

Mr. Trump has:

  • had ministers in the White House lifting him up in prayer daily and has godly people in his cabinet,
  • has nominated and gotten approved more conservative judges and justices to the bench than any other conservative-leaning leader,
  • has ordered his Department of Health and Human Services to declare that life begins at conception and has, so far, been a champion for the unborn and has lashed out at states who feel that it is their duty to murder the unborn and those babies who have the audacity to survive a medical butcher’s handiwork,
  • has been a supporter of the rights of religious people to practice their faith in public,
  • and has encouraged schools in the U.S. to adopt Bible-centered curricula and teach its principles to students who have as much morality in their souls as does a cornered rattlesnake.

Right now at least, Christians in this country have somewhat of a reprieve. It is when we don’t pray for our leaders and their decisions that lead to persecution and the probability that you’ll have to put your faith to the test, deciding between loyalty to Jesus Christ at the end of a gun, or denial and compromise and earn yourself a reward of eternal punishment. After Donald Trump leaves office, what then?

It’s not a matter of if we’ll be persecuted, but when. We may, in God’s mercy, be translated out of here, but he may put us through the fire and spiritually toughen us up and weed out the wheat from the chaff. Remember this, that the world hates us whether we compromise with them in the name of tolerance or not. The world system is controlled by the devil, who has been trying to kill us or at least make us ineffective for over 2,000 years.

If he can’t physically destroy us, he can use people and events to ruin what testimony we have and make us useless as a means of preaching the gospel and being models of truth and standards in a world of relativism and uncertainty. We have far too many people that are comfortable in the pew and take turns criticizing the pastor or programs that assist in proclaiming the gospel, while allowing a minority of members to finance the programs and pray for the harvest.

As a former pastor, I’ve come to the realization that some sheep have fangs and are really wolves who will not spare the flock, but seek to tear it apart and render it ineffective.

Now, let me get back to the main point of my article. It seems that on June 2nd at McClean Bible Church in Virginia, Pastor David Platt had a guest stop by and request prayer. It was the President. He came in unannounced and without fanfare and bowed his head on stage as Pastor Platt, while surprised to see Mr. Trump, did an excellent job in praying not only for him, but for the welfare of the country as a whole. Afterwards, the President, saying nothing, quietly left and allowed the service to continue.

This church took Romans 13:1-6 and 1 Timothy 2:1-3 to heart and did what was presented in the word of God.

Now here is where it gets interesting.

It seems that some of the membership took offense that Mr. Trump actually had the nerve to set foot inside their church and allow Pastor Platt to pray for him, then quietly leave. Seriously? You mean to tell me that you worship your political philosophy more than interceding for the welfare of the leader of the free world?

There probably would have been no complaints had Mr. Obama come in and bowed his head.

The hard truth is that, ladies and gentlemen of the snowflake mentality, we have an adult in charge of the welfare of the nation now, crudeness and all. He is doing his best to put the political inmates back inside the asylum instead of letting them run rampant like we saw with the last administration, which, in case you’ve forgotten:

  • spied on us and used the IRS to harass conservative institutions, and even had the nerve to audit Billy Graham and his organization,
  • and had an office where you could call in and report your neighbor because he disagreed with Mr. Obama’s policies.
  • Let’s not forget that there was a Christmas ornament on the White House tree that had a picture of Chairman Mao of China, who, for those of you who took revisionist history, murdered more than 60 million of his citizens plus caused chaos in the Cultural Revolution from 1966 until his death ten years later.
  • It was the last administration that championed socialism and its ilk.

The current generation that wasn’t taught real history does not know about the hundreds of people who risked their lives escaping from the “worker’s paradise” of vacation spots like East Berlin and that wall which kept people divided for nearly thirty years and led to numerous deaths by machine-gun fire and vicious guard dogs that tore flesh from bodies.

Yeah, Bulgaria and those other nations behind what Winston Churchill called “the Iron Curtain” were hot spots of independent thought and freedom, weren’t they? Those of you born before 1990 can remember quite plainly what the world was like, and how we could have been killed by a nervous trigger finger on the nuclear button.

Idealists like Bernie “Bolshevik” Sanders and the 29-year-old bartender (who got freaked out with a garbage disposal) named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez preach the benefits of “free stuff” without the consequences. These folks who believe in this secular utopia forget that the government that promises stuff can also take it away. What Sanders and Cortez won’t tell you is that their way of thinking resulted in the death of more than 100 million people in the last century through war, compliance, forced labor, show trials, executions, persecutions, and overall misery that will not leave once it is established as a government.

Just look at Venezuela as a socialist success story. There is nothing but misery, oppression, and death, along with corruption and callousness towards life in general. They were a prosperous nation until someone got it in their head to listen to a military officer named Hugo Chavez who promised them greater equality if they would elect him. What the country got were orders to surrender their firearms, give their possessions to the government on pain of imprisonment or death, and submit to what has become totalitarianism that will never go away short of an intervention by another nation.

This is one reason why we should never trust politicians who promise things but hope you won’t notice that they’re picking your pocket to pay for it.

Thank you, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, for basically causing misery and bloodshed and the rise of godlessness disguised as an economic system that looks good as a philosophy but results in absolute chaos when put into practice, establishing a tyranny that will eventually collapse, but leaves behind a trail of carnage that some idealistic historians wish to overlook and allow the bodies of its victims to rot in the streets. If the government does such a good job of running things, then why are we in debt to the tune of 21 trillion dollars and nothing seems to work? We’ve made a god out of human incompetence and trusted it to operate without a moral compass.

As someone who got his start in the real world of honest work, I was a history and English teacher during the time of the meetings between Ronald Reagan and Michael Gorbachev. It seems that every intellectual was gushing over Mr. Gorbachev’s philosophy of “perestroika” that eased some of the oppressive regulations of Soviet life and allowed some freedom of expression that wouldn’t throw someone into a gulag for disagreeing with the wishes of the Politburo.

He was willing to reduce the number of missiles aimed at Western Europe if Mr. Reagan would do one little thing, and was to drop the idea of a Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), mockingly called “Star Wars” by our leftist press (things really haven’t changed in thirty years). SDI was an idea of a counter-offensive defense system that would intercede and destroy the launch and direction of a warhead against the U.S. Reagan sold the idea so well that the Soviets were afraid of it, even though it only existed on paper. It would soon be revealed that the Soviet bear had teeth, but they were rotten and in need of pulling.

For those of you who are still enamored with socialism (yes, even some of you young Christians who believe in social justice), note this. Shortly after Ronald Reagan (who spoke against socialism) left the Presidency, the whole socialist system came crashing down in a matter of months and the blight called the Berlin Wall was torn down, uniting Germany and the establishment of free Eastern European countries that still prosper today. So much for the “worker’s paradise.”

If you ever meet a Russian or person from Eastern Europe, ask them about the “good old days” of oppression and the fear of a knock on the door by the Secret Police, and then talk about the advantages of socialism; and they will tell you plainly that you are out of your freaking mind to even consider it.

I have read reports recently that tell of polls and studies saying that people are getting dumber every year, which is why I believe that a lot of idealistic young people and some adults are buying into the social justice movement and attempting to bring it into the life of the church. To me, it is nothing more than the old Bolshevik promise of “peace, land, and bread,” with a little Jesus thrown in to make it look holy.

In my Russian history class in college, we read of these promises Lenin gave to the Russian people after the Czar was overthrown in 1917. What they got were years of bloody civil war, no right to private property, and no bread in the stores. They traded freedom for government “social justice” and got nothing in return except some seventy-four years of death, tyranny, and misery.

The snowflake mentality I see in society today is fodder for the socialists who promise to take care of them and give them things without the honor and satisfaction of working for it and realizing that they can do better than they think they can, and that mediocrity is unacceptable. They seem to wallow in self-esteem without bothering to care for others or the good of the nation and a free society. It’s pretty frightening, but I’m really not surprised.

This poison is creeping into churches today that have put aside the claims of the exclusiveness of the gospel for programs that build up the individual without challenging them to grow in their faith and get them to take their eyes off themselves and their self-imposed worldview, focusing instead on the fact that our brethren across the world are being slaughtered for their faith.

I ask Kenneth Copeland, Jesse Duplantis, and the other prosperity preachers a favor. Will you fly your $54,000,000 jet to Nigeria and pick up the victims of Boko Haram, or those believers made homeless by the butchers of ISIS?

Snowflake Christians, I have a favor to ask. Will you quit thinking about what seemingly offends you, grow up, get a pair, and put what faith in the LORD you say you have – to work and get people saved from hell, where there will be no one to care how you feel or whether or not you’re offended by the actions of your pastor – to be obedient to the LORD and abide by what the Scriptures teach?

Yes, I am getting on your backsides and calling on you to quit focusing on the world and your little inconveniences, and demonstrate that the faith you claim to have is not merely empty words.

I am in poor health personally and cannot go to places like I was able to do only a short time ago. For those of you who have been following me this and last year, I am getting weaker as the days progress, and I tire easily. I am starting to feel dull pains where my kidneys are, and I’m content in the reality that what I am doing each week – to write columns to challenge and inspire you to be the kind of Christian our LORD expects of you – is what I am called to do now.

My days of getting behind a pulpit and preaching are past. If I can do any one thing for the glory of God, it would be to say to you in love that you need to quit making your ideology the focus of your life and to be committed to the reality that this world can’t go on much longer.

Your prayers are appreciated for my condition which I gladly bear for the glory of God.

All the ideas and notions we have for improving life here on this sin-soaked world will, in the end and according to Scripture, burn up anyway. Eternity is what’s important.

To the snowflake believers who will get offended by what I have written thus far, I say in love: I really don’t care what you think of me or what I present. What I’m doing is to get you to face reality and realize that it does bite at times. We’re not promised ease in this life – and don’t think for a minute that it will get better. I don’t have to answer to you, Bernie Sanders, Miss Cortez, the politicians, the prosperity preachers, or your attitudes on Judgment Day. Jesus Christ is LORD, not your ideology or feelings.

If you’re not saved, then I implore you to get right with God and repent. I just want to warn you who feel like you’ve been offended. I say again that there are no “safe spaces” in hell, and the cries of the damned will drown out whatever feelings or opinions you have.

Here ends the lesson. Now, make something of yourself and grow up. I know the LORD will appreciate it.

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Trump Just Poked The Dragon In The Eye, And U.S.-China Relations Just Took An Ominous Turn For The Worse

June 6, 2019 by Michael Snyder

After what President Trump just did, the odds of the U.S. and China being able to reach a trade agreement this year officially just went from slim to none.  For China, there is no issue more sensitive than the status of Taiwan.  For the Chinese, it is unthinkable for anyone to even suggest that Taiwan is not a part of China, and the Chinese are prepared to defend their “one China” policy to the death if necessary.  On the other hand, most Americans are entirely clueless about Taiwan.  In fact, if you gave them a blank map of the world the vast majority of Americans wouldn’t even be able to find Taiwan thanks to our exceedingly poor system of public education.  So for most Americans, a news story about how President Trump plans to sell 2 billion dollars worth of arms to Taiwan is completely and utterly meaningless.  But for the Chinese, such news is a deep national insult

The United States is pursuing the sale of more than $2 billion worth of tanks and weapons to Taiwan, four people familiar with the negotiations said, in a move likely to anger China as a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies escalates.

An informal notification of the proposed sale has been sent to the U.S. Congress, the four sources said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the possible deal.

This arms sale barely made a blip in the U.S. news cycle, but over in China they are officially freaking out about this.  According to one report, this deal would send “over 100 tanks and almost 2,000 missiles” to Taiwan…

The US, which is the main weapons dealer to Taiwan, would send over 100 tanks and almost 2,000 missiles to the island. There was outrage in China, who said they were seriously concerned after Taiwan’s defence ministry confirmed the sale. The move is believed to further heighten tensions between Beijing and Washington.

It comes days after Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe said: “If anyone dares to split Taiwan from China, the Chinese military has no choice but to fight at all costs.”

You can do quite a bit of damage with 2,000 missiles.

Most Americans may not realize this, but the truth is that U.S.-China relations just took a really ominous turn for the worse.

And in addition to announcing this arms sale to Taiwan, President Trump also just threatened China with even more tariffs

DONALD Trump threatened to hit China with tariffs on “at least” another $300bn worth of goods today – as a Beijing propaganda campaign painted the US as evil bullies.

Tensions between the world’s two largest economies have soared sharply since talks aimed at ending a festering trade war broke down in early May.

But trust me, the announcement of the arms sale to Taiwan was far, far more insulting to China than the tariff threat was.

On the Chinese side, they have decided to hit the U.S. right in the farm belt by “putting purchases of U.S. soybeans on hold”

China is reportedly putting purchases of U.S. soybeans on hold amid the growing trade war with the U.S., according to a report from Bloomberg News. As the world’s largest soybean buyer, China’s move could ramp up the economic pressure on American farmers.

This has already been the worst year for U.S. farmers in decades, and this move by the Chinese is going to make things even worse.  For much more on this, please see an article that I posted earlier today entitled “U.S. Farms Are Facing Their Worst Crisis In A Generation – And Now Here Comes Another Monster Storm”.

Also, anti-American rhetoric in China has now reached a fever pitch.  According to CNN, the Chinese just issued an official alert warning Chinese travelers of “shooting, robbery and theft” in major U.S. cities…

On Tuesday, China’s Culture and Tourism Ministry warned its citizens of the risks of traveling to the US in an alert, citing frequent recent cases of “shooting, robbery and theft.”

On the same day, the country’s Foreign Ministry — along with China’s embassy and consulates in the US — issued a security alert for Chinese citizens, alleging “repeated harassment” of Chinese nationals in the US by local law enforcement officials.

Of course the Chinese are correct when they warn about the violence in our cities.  For example, more than 50 people were shot in the city of Chicago last weekend alone.

In addition to the travel warnings, Chinese state media is doing all that it can to put the U.S. in a bad light.  In fact, one major Chinese paper just called the United States the “enemy of the world”

The new travel advice did not come in isolation.

China’s ruling Communist Party has launched a trade war propaganda campaign, with recent efforts — delivered via state media — focusing on US “trade bullying” and “hegemony.” In one noteworthy article, published Tuesday in party mouthpiece the People’s Daily, the US was labeled the “enemy of the world.”

Does it sound to you like the Chinese are ready to surrender and head back to the negotiating table?

No, the truth is that they are just getting angrier with every week that goes by.  Most Americans don’t even know that we fought against the Chinese during the latter stages of the Korean War, but right now over in China those old battles against “the evil American invaders” are being publicly celebrated

President Xi Jinping’s state media has even begun to refer to a very bloody battle between America and Chinese forces during the Korean War.

The 1952 battle of Triangle Hill – or Shangganling in Chinese – has been glorified in China for decades as a turning point in the war.

School children are told how the sacrifice of Chinese soldiers eventually led to the “defeat of the evil American invaders”.

At this point, most Americans may be vaguely aware that some sort of a trade war is going on, but over in China they are taking this deadly seriously.  And without a doubt, the stage is being set for a full-fledged global showdown between the two superpowers.

This is not a game, and if things go badly we could potentially be facing apocalyptic consequences.

So hopefully Trump knows what he is doing, because right now things appear to be starting to spiral out of control very rapidly.

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Former Head Of The International Atomic Energy Agency Security Team Warns Israel That Iran Now Only 6-8 Months Away From Nuclear Missiles

“Israelis need to be worried, and the Gulf states also have reason for concern,” Heinonen said. “How will you be able to ensure your security if Iran achieves nuclear abilities?” In the full interview, which will be aired Thursday morning, Heinonen said that despite IAEA’s claims, Iran can develop nuclear weapons in up to six to eight months. Slamming IAEA’s handling of the threat, Heinonen said the agency ignores Tehran’s race to achieve nuclear weapons. In his opinion, even the Trump administration’s decision to leavethe Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or “Iran deal” serves Iran’s purposes. “The Ayatollahs can handle the new sanctions, and in the meantime they’re making new centrifuges,” he explained.

by Geoffrey Grider June 5, 2019

Olli Heinonen, who headed the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) security team and served as the organizations’ deputy director general, on Wednesday morning told Army Radio that Israelis on the whole are not aware of the severity of the Iranian threat.

Yes, we have been hearing this for some time now, that Iran is only “months away” from having nuclear weapons, and so far it has not come to pass. But Iran not getting a nukes is not due to their lack of trying, not at all. Now, the former head of the IAEA says Iran, if present trends continue, will indeed have a nuclear weapon between now and the end of our current calendar year.

A lot of people back in the 1920’s refused to take Adolf Hitler seriously because no one ever thought he could pull it off, it was a running joke right up to the moment the blood began to run through Europe. If memes were popular back then the ‘well, that escalated quickly‘ one would have been quite applicable. No, America, the Middle East and especially Israel need to sound the alarm because one day, Iran will have nuclear weapons and they will use them. At that point it will be too late.

Iran is ‘six months away from an atomic bomb’

FROM ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS: “Israelis need to be worried, and the Gulf states also have reason for concern,” Heinonen said. “How will you be able to ensure your security if Iran achieves nuclear abilities?”

In the full interview, which will be aired Thursday morning, Heinonen said that despite IAEA’s claims, Iran can develop nuclear weapons in up to six to eight months.

Slamming IAEA’s handling of the threat, Heinonen said the agency ignores Tehran’s race to achieve nuclear weapons. In his opinion, even the Trump administration’s decision to leave the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or “Iran deal” serves Iran’s purposes.

“The Ayatollahs can handle the new sanctions, and in the meantime they’re making new centrifuges,” he explained.

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The Coming LGBTQ+ ‘Equality Act’ Will Make It Nearly Impossible To Preach The Gospel In Public Or Keep Transgenders Out Of Your Daughter’s Restroom

The Equality Act defies the purpose of anti-discrimination laws. The original Civil Rights Act was enacted to protect African-Americans from being denied access to material goods and services. The Equality Act, by contrast, would be used as a sword to attack people and force them to adopt new ideologies about human sexuality.  This extreme and dangerous legislation would create unprecedented harms to businesses, charities, medical professionals, women and children, and entire families. The writing is on the wall: The Equality Act is anything but equal.

by Geri Ungurean June 4, 2019

The so-called ‘Equality Act’ is nothing more than a set up for Christians.  It is a way for the Left to say “Obey the law or go to jail.”  Very similar to what is happening to Christians all over the world. But our brethren are being killed. We are not there yet.

American Christians think that we are somehow immune from persecution. We are not. This Equality Act may not become law now, but it will one day. We will be placed in jail or re-education camps or worse.

“All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.” Matthew 24:8-10 (KJV)

One thing I will say about the Left  – they are persistent in their persecution of Christians and Conservatives.  Just for the record, you can’t be a Christian Liberal.  That is an oxymoron. The Left are frustrated right now.  You see, having Donald Trump in the White House just puts a kink in any and all plans they have in their attempt to squash their perceived enemies.

These people  are unsaved and don’t have the ability to see that they are being used by the wicked one himself – Satan. We should be praying for our government officials every day.

Let’s talk about the Equality Act from Congress.gov

First I will publish a summary of H.R.5:

Shown Here:

Introduced in House (03/13/2019)

Equality Act

This bill prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. Specifically, the bill defines and includes sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation.

The bill expands the definition of public accommodations to include places or establishments that provide (1) exhibitions, recreation, exercise, amusement, gatherings, or displays; (2) goods, services, or programs; and (3) transportation services.

The bill allows the Department of Justice to intervene in equal protection actions in federal court on account of sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill prohibits an individual from being denied access to a shared facility, including a restroom, a locker room, and a dressing room, that is in accordance with the individual’s gender identity. source

From heritage.org

Most Americans don’t want a nationwide bathroom requirement, health care mandate, or “preferred pronoun” law based on gender identity, but congressional Democrats seem to think it’s time to impose them.

Nancy Pelosi delivered Wednesday on her promise to introduce the so-called Equality Act, which would elevate sexual orientation and gender identity to protected classes in federal anti-discrimination law. Although that may sound nice in theory, in practice sexual orientation and gender identity policies at the state and local level have caused profound harms to Americans from all walks of life.

How might a sexual orientation and gender identity law on the federal level, as introduced in the House and Senate, affect you and your community? Here are seven ways:

1. It would penalize Americans who don’t affirm new sexual norms or gender ideology.

Jack Phillips’ case went all the way to the Supreme Court after the Colorado Civil Rights Commission accused the bakery owner of discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation when the self-described cake artist declined to create a custom cake to celebrate a same-sex wedding.

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, but left the law in question, the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act, intact. Until last week, Phillips was in court again defending himself against the same agency under the same law.

The day after the Supreme Court ruled in Phillips’ case, Autumn Scardina, a lawyer who identifies as transgender, requested that he create a “gender transition cake.” After Phillips declined, the state Civil Rights Commission found probable cause under the law that the baker had discriminated on the basis of gender identity.

Thankfully, the commission last week dropped the case, and Phillips agreed to drop his own lawsuit accusing the state agency of harassing him for his Christian beliefs. Phillips is just one of many Americans who have lost income because of their belief that marriage is between one man and one woman. Others cases involve floristsbakersphotographerswedding venue ownersvideographersweb designerscalligraphers, and public servants.

These cases are just the beginning. The same policies used to silence disagreement over marriage can be used to silence disagreement over the biological reality of sex.

Just as a side note, yesterday I called one of the largest Muslim owned bakeries in our area. I asked the woman who answered if they made wedding cakes.  Her answer to me was this “We no longer make wedding cakes.”  I thought to myself that this was wisdom on the part of the owner of the bakery.

2. It would compel speech.

Virginia high school teacher Peter Vlaming lost his job for something he did not say. A county school board voted unanimously to fire the veteran teacher over the objections of his students after he refused to comply with administrators’ orders to use masculine pronouns in referring to a female student who identifies as transgender.

Vlaming did his best to accommodate the student without violating his religious belief that God created human beings male and female, using the student’s new name and simply refraining from using pronouns altogether.

Unfortunately, the school still considered this a violation of its anti-discrimination policy.

Incidents like these would increase under federal policy proposed in the Equality Act. Both federal and private employers could face costly lawsuits if they fail to implement strict preferred pronoun policies. Employees could be disciplined if they fail to comply, regardless of their scientific or moral objections.

3. It could shut down charities.

Foster care and adoption agencies, drug rehabilitation centers, and homeless centers already face challenges under state and local policies on sexual orientation and gender identity. In Philadelphia, just days after the city put out an urgent call for 300 additional families to foster children, the city halted child placements by Catholic Social Services because of the organization’s belief that every child deserves both a mother and a father.

Although same-sex couples have the opportunity to foster children through the state or every other agency in Philadelphia, the city canceled its contract with Catholic Social Services. The agency’s approved foster homes remain available while children languish on the waiting list.

A federal sexual orientation and gender identity law would make this situation a national phenomenon, which would spell disaster for the 437,500 children in foster care nationwide. Other charities would be affected, too.

In Anchorage, Alaska, a biological male born Timothy Paul Coyle goes by the name of Samantha Amanda Coyle. On two occasions, Coyle tried to gain access to the city’s Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center, a shelter for homeless, abused, and trafficked women.

In one attempt, authorities said, Coyle was inebriated and had gotten into a fight with a staffer at another shelter, so Hope Center staff paid Coyle’s fare to the emergency room to receive medical attention. Coyle sued the center for “gender identity discrimination.”

A federal sexual orientation and gender identity law could force any social service organization to open up private facilities—including single-sex bathrooms, showers, and sleeping areas—to members of the opposite sex.

4. It would allow more biological males to defeat girls in sports.

Two biological males who identify and compete as women easily defeated all of their female competitors in an event at the Connecticut State Track Championships. Transgender athlete Terry Miller broke the state record in the girls’100-meter dash. Andraya Yearwood, also transgender, took second place.

Selina Soule, a female runner, not only lost to the biological males in the championships but also lost out on valuable opportunities to be seen by college coaches and chosen for scholarships.

Soule said about the 100-meter event: “We all know the outcome of the race before it even starts; it’s demoralizing.”

A federal sexual orientation and gender identity law would defeat the purpose of Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, which is supposed to guarantee women equal educational and athletic opportunities.

Under radical gender identity policies, female athletes have sustained gruesome injuries at the hands of male competitors. In high school wrestling, female athletes have forfeited rather than compete against transgender athletes on testosterone. A federal law could set girls’ and women’s sports back permanently at every level.

5. It could be used to coerce medical professionals.

Under state sexual orientation and gender identity laws, individuals who identify as transgender have sued Catholic hospitals in California and New Jersey for declining to perform hysterectomies on otherwise healthy women who wanted to pursue gender transition.

If these lawsuits succeed, medical professionals would be pressured to treat patients according to ideology rather than their best medical judgment. The Obama administration tried to coerce medical professionals into offering transition-affirming therapies through a regulation in the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.

That move was stopped in the 11th hour by a federal judge. However, that could all be set back in motion if a national law imposes a nationwide health care mandate regarding gender identity.

Emilie Kao: The Equality Act Would Be the End of Women’s Sports

Emilie Kao discussed the Equality Act and its impact on women’s sports on The Ingraham Angle on May 28, 2019.

6. It could lead to more parents losing custody of their children.

The politicization of medicine according to gender ideology will create more conflicts among parents, doctors, and the government. A federal sexual orientation and gender identity law would jeopardize parental rights nationwide.

In fact, the current issue of the American Journal of Bioethics includes an article arguing that the state should overrule the parents of transgender children who do not consent to give them puberty-blocking drugs.

This has already happened. In Ohio, a judge removed a biological girl from her parents’ custody after they declined to help her “transition” to male with testosterone supplements.

After the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Transgender Health Clinic recommended these treatments for the girl’s gender dysphoria, the parents wanted to pursue counseling instead. Then the county’s family services agency charged the parents with abuse and neglect, and the judge terminated their custody.

Similar cases are proceeding through the courts with children as young as 6 years old.

Meanwhile, studies show that 80 to 95 percent of children no longer experience gender dysphoria after puberty. Politicizing medicine could have serious consequences for children who are exposed to the unnecessary medical risks of drastic therapies. A federal sexual orientation and gender identity law would make these cases more common.

7. It would enable sexual assault. 

A complaint under investigation by federal education officials alleges that a boy who identifies as “gender fluid” at Oakhurst Elementary School in Decatur, Georgia, sexually assaulted Pascha Thomas’ 5-year-old daughter in a girls’ restroom. The boy had access to the girls’ restroom because of Decatur City Schools’ transgender restroom policy.

School authorities refused to change the policy even after Thomas reported the assault. Eventually, she decided to remove her daughter from school for the girl’s emotional well-being and physical safety.

A federal sexual orientation and gender identity law would give male sexual predators who self-identify as females access to private facilities, increasing the likelihood of these tragic incidents. It could also make victims less likely to report sexual misconduct and police less likely to get involved, for fear of being accused of discrimination.

The proposed Equality Act could impose a nationwide bathroom policy that would leave women and children in particular vulnerable to predators. It actually would promote inequality by elevating the ideologies of special-interest groups to the level of protected groups in civil rights law.

The Equality Act defies the purpose of anti-discrimination laws. The original Civil Rights Act was enacted to protect African-Americans from being denied access to material goods and services. The Equality Act, by contrast, would be used as a sword to attack people and force them to adopt new ideologies about human sexuality.

This extreme and dangerous legislation would create unprecedented harms to businesses, charities, medical professionals, women and children, and entire families. The writing is on the wall: The Equality Act is anything but equal

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As Slow Motion Disaster Unfolds In The Midwest, FEMA Prepares For ‘Shaken Fury’ And A 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Ripping America Apart At The New Madrid Fault Zone

Is The ‘Ultimate Clandestine Weapon Of Mass Destruction’ Being Used Upon America?  

By Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline – Live Free Or Die

According to this May 31st story over at USA Today, what they’re calling a “stuck” weather pattern has resulted in over a month of stormy weather mayhem all across the center of the country, one that’s fueled hundreds of tornadoes and boatloads of rain and flooding, and all of thisfollowing months and months of Winter weather carnage across much of the same region.

As we read in this new story over at USA Today and see and hear in the 1st video at the bottom of this story, what’s being called a ‘slow motion disaster‘ is now taking place all along the Arkansas River with every large community surrounding it expected to see major flooding within the next 7 to 10 days. And with all of the rain and flooding posing major challenges to Arkansas’ aging levee systems, weather forecasters are warning that more heavy rain is on the way. 

As we had reported on ANP back on May 24th, following devastating winter weather and snow that continued into May, record flooding throughout the Midwest had left over a million acres of farmland unplanted and underwater in America’s ‘breadbasket‘, leading to what many believe will be food shortages and food price hikes ahead. And as we’ll explore within this ANP story, while it may very well be just a ‘coincidence‘, the record flooding that we’re witnessing now taking place as seen in the map at the top of this story is largely where America was ‘divided‘ into two parts in the so-called ‘future map of America‘ that you can see below with the flooding of the Mississippi River quite literally dividing America in half. 

The map below was taken from this June 2017 story at Forbes titled “The Shocking Doomsday Maps Of The World And The Billionaire Escape Plans. While Forbes reports the map is supposed to show what America might look like following a future ‘pole shift‘ according to its designer Gordon-Michael Scallion, their story also mentions ‘bizarre weather patterns‘ striking the Earth, along with volcanic activity, as being some of the reasons why so many billionaires are preparing for an apocalyptic event. And as we also learn within that 1st video, all of this is also happening at a time when FEMA is holding their “Shaken Fury” earthquake drills simulating a 7.7 magnitude earthquake ripping apart America at the New Madrid Seismic Zone, of which the flooding Mississippi River runs directly through. Those exercises are being held now through June 6th. 

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As we had also reported within our May 24th story on ANP, according to a number of different people who pay attention to the kinds of weather events we’re witnessing now, the ‘stuck‘ weather pattern that has been delivering ‘weather mayhem‘ to the middle of the country could very well be ‘weather warfare upon America. So we’ll explore one theory below that this weather warfare upon America is intentionally being carried out to divide our nation quite literally in half while also destroying our nation’s primary means of producing food. As Henry Kissinger once said, “Who controls the food supply controls the people“.

While the mainstream media would tell us to put on our tinfoil hats just for talking about such a subject, as we had proven in our May 24th story, ‘weather modification‘ or ‘geoengineering‘ is very real whether or not so-called ‘authorities‘ want to admit to it. Some of the examples that we used within that story to prove weather modification is real we’ve republished directly below.

Newsweek had reported back in May of 2018 in this story titled “CHINA MAKES IT RAIN WITH A WEATHER CONTROL NETWORK TWICE THE SIZE OF TEXAS that China’s weather modification system works by seeding clouds with silver iodide particles that trigger them to release moisture.

The process involves positioning burner devices at the base of mountain ranges to send immense gusts of hot fumes and iodide upward into the sky. This prompts the clouds to produce ice crystals that descend onto Earth as rain and snow. The additional water is expected to greatly increase harvest productivity and food production in the area.

We also brought up remarks made by former deep state talking head John Brennan while he was the leader of the CIA and actually said the following to a gathering of the Council on Foreign Relations back in June of 2016.

“Another example is the array of technologies—often referred to collectively as geoengineering—that potentially could help reverse the warming effects of global climate change. One that has gained my personal attention is stratospheric aerosol injection, or SAI, a method of seeding the stratosphere with particles that can help reflect the sun’s heat, in much the same way that volcanic eruptions do. 

An SAI program could limit global temperature increases, reducing some risks associated with higher temperatures and providing the world economy additional time to transition from fossil fuels. The process is also relatively inexpensive—the National Research Council estimates that a fully deployed SAI program would cost about $10 billion yearly.

As promising as it may be, moving forward on SAI would raise a number of challenges for our government and for the international community. On the technical side, greenhouse gas emission reductions would still have to accompany SAI to address other climate change effects, such as ocean acidification, because SAI alone would not remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

On the geopolitical side, the technology’s potential to alter weather patterns and benefit certain regions at the expense of others could trigger sharp opposition by some nations. Others might seize on SAI’s benefits and back away from their commitment to carbon dioxide reductions. And, as with other breakthrough technologies, global norms and standards are lacking to guide the deployment and implementation of SAI.”


And in that May 24th story we didn’t even touch upon weather modification programs in US states as this story over at TSLN from June 7th of 2018 titled “North Dakota Cloud Seeding Planes Get The Green Light confirms. From their story. 

As the summer weather rolls in, a very moody mother-nature sets the stage for natural weather modification in most states, be it drought, flooding, hail, etc., but in North Dakota, a program designed to increase rainfall and decrease hail damage has some residents questioning the science behind man-made weather modification.

Some Hettinger County residents have been trying to put an end to North Dakota Cloud Modification Project for several years. The program has pilots seeding clouds with silver iodide and dry ice to increase precipitation.

“Our goal is to end weather modification in North Dakota all together,” reported Jamie Kouba, a farmer in the county. “It’s a waste of taxpayer dollars and it’s causing harm to the citizens.”

While Hettinger County does not seed clouds anymore, six counties in the state still do — Bowman, Burke, McKenzie, Mountrail, Ward and Williams. The Ward County Commission voted last year to halt cloud seeding, but the state’s attorney Roza Larson said the Ward County Weather Modification Board has the authority to decide whether to go over the voters’ heads, so to speak.

Soooo, if previously a weather modification skeptic, do you still think that there is ‘no such thing as weather modification‘ after reading that? Seriously? What is very disturbing to us is the very last line of that last paragraph. “The Ward County Weather Modification Board has the authority to decide whether to go over the voters’ heads“. Who put the weather mod demons in charge? If it’s like that in North Dakota, one could easily venture a bet that it’s like that all across the country, too, hence the total secrecy surrounding weather modification projects and geoengineering from the msm and politicians. “It’s over our heads“. Literally. 

We also had pointed out within that May 24th story all of the different weather modification patents that are fully documented online for anyone to read. The best source out there for all of those patents in one place is right here at the website of Dane Wigington, an extensive list of weather modification patents going all the way back to 1920. Just a few of them are shown below.

1338343 – April 27, 1920 – Process And Apparatus For The Production of Intense Artificial Clouds, Fogs, or Mists

1619183 – March 1, 1927 – Process of Producing Smoke Clouds From Moving Aircraft


2480967 – September 6, 1949 – Aerial Discharge Device

2550324 – April 24, 1951 – Process For Controlling Weather

2582678 – June 15, 1952 – Material Disseminating Apparatus For Airplanes


2963975 – December 13, 1960 – Cloud Seeding Carbon Dioxide Bullet

3126155 – March 24, 1964 – Silver Iodide Cloud Seeding Generator – Referenced in 3990987

3127107 – March 31, 1964 – Generation of Ice-Nucleating Crystals


3429507 – February 25, 1969 – Rainmaker

3432208 – November 7, 1967 – Fluidized Particle Dispenser

3441214 – April 29, 1969 – Method And Apparatus For Seeding Clouds

5984239 – November 16, 1999 – Weather modification by artificial satellite


6315213 – November 13, 2001 – Method of modifying weather

6382526 – May 7, 2002 – Process and apparatus for the production of nanofibers

As Steve Quayle had written many years in his must-read book “Weather Wars & Un-Natural Disasters“, “technology will make available, to the leaders of the major nations, techniques for conducting secret warfare, of which only a bare minimum of security forces need be appraised… Techniques of weather modification could be employed to produce prolonged periods of drought or storm.” Could such technologies also be used to help split America in two?

With all of the record flooding going on in the middle of America and weather forecasters warning of much more rain to come, we had to wonder, can these heavy rains and record flooding trigger earthquakes? We didn’t have to look too far to find out. As this story over at the New Scientist reports, huge downpours of rain can trigger earthquakes in landscapes riddled with caves and channels by increasing pressure within underlying rock, suggests a new study.

It was already known that rainfall could cause tremors, but the amount of water needed is much more than previously thought, says Steve Miller, a geologist at the University of Bonn, Germany.

In recent years, geologists have documented small earthquakes that occurred after heavy rainfall in Germany, Switzerland and France. All were low in magnitude – meaning they could be detected by seismographs, but not felt by humans.

Some experts have suggested that although the rainfall was heavy, the fact that rain could trigger an earthquake at all suggests that it takes extremely little to produce a tremor. They concluded that the Earth’s crust in a delicate balance, teetering on the edge of a slight shake-up at any moment.

With the New Madrid seismic zone already overdue for a killer quake that the mere thought of left two US Generals quaking, this June of 2016 story over at The Atlantic had reported that “not far from Memphis and St. Louis, 600 million years ago, the continent tried to rip in half. It failed.” And while that ‘attempt‘ lacked the assistance of human beings, might our enemies use new clandestine weather warfare technologies against us to launch America into famine and in an attempt to split our continent in half?

As Steve Quayle warned his readers in an SQnote while linking to this story at Weather.com, “floods equal famine and weather warfare is destroying America’s ability to feed it’s people and is the ultimate clandestine weapon of war.” Steve also had warned in a note while linking to this story over at Strange Sounds last week, “what you are seeing is the total manipulation of weather warfare and geo-engineered storms“.

And while we’re unable to prove that weather warfare is being waged against America (and if ‘weather warfare‘ was REALLY being carried out upon us right now in preparation of dividing and invading our nation, does anyone think that they’d tell us?), great damage has already been done to the lands where America has gotten much of our food going back 100’s of years, causing farmers to leave the profession and hinting of spiking food prices and famine ahead. 

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Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo And Jared Kushner Head To Bilderberg 2019 To Discuss The Coming ‘New Strategic Order’ With The Global Elites

The White House is making itself felt at this year’s Bilderberg conference, by sending along not only Mike Pompeo, but Trump’s deal making diplomat son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and two members of his National Security Council. Not to be outdone, the Pentagon has sent two senior officials: their top military strategist and the technical director for AI. As the war machine gets smarter, and every last bit of weaponry becomes AI-enhanced, the lines between Silicon Valley and the Pentagon start to get awfully blurry. Sniff this year’s Bilderberg and you can smell this new kind of war: “cyber threats” and “the weaponization of social media” are on the agenda.

by Geoffrey Grider June 1, 2019

The Americans have come to Bilderberg in force this year. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived on Saturday afternoon in a motorcade so long it stretched halfway back to Geneva. He’ll be sharing his thoughts on “A New Strategic Order” with the head of NATO, two prime ministers, the German foreign minister, the King of Holland, and any number of finance bosses and billionaires, many of them from the world of tech.

When I saw the headline for this article on Drudge today, I  laughed out loud, I truly did. Why the very idea of Mike Pompeo, who just a few weeks ago was in a church in Texas talking about the Rapture, attending the annual super-secret Bilderberg meeting was ludicrous. Bilderberg is where the Illuminati plots out their plans for global domination. So what was Mike Pompeo there to talk about? Nothing less than the coming New World Order, that’s what. And who was coming along to keep Pompeo company? Why, look, it’s Jared Kushner, Central Casting’s go-to guy when people are looking to audition for the role of Antichrist in the next installment of ‘Left Behind‘. Except this is no novel, and it’s actually happening.

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:3,4 (KJV)

Watching all this end times activity assemble itself is like watching someone who is overfilling a water balloon. It gets bigger, and bigger and bigger, and you are unable to look away because you don’t want to miss the spectacular moment when the whole thing explodes. That is, from a prophecy perspective, what we are seeing right now. We are making the transition from the pages of end times novels to the pages of scripture where the end times are unfolding in front of us. Whatever you do don’t look away, this is one explosion you do not want to miss.

Pompeo and Kushner head to Bilderberg Meeting, a mysterious gathering of the global elite

FROM NEWSWEEK: A slew of Silicon Valley luminaries are attending this year’s elite transatlantic conference at a heavily-guarded five-star hotel on the shores of Lake Geneva. They include Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who is making his first appearance at the secretive summit, and his fellow Microsoft board member, Reid Hoffman, who’s a regular face at the Bilderberg buffet.

The White House is making itself felt at this year’s conference, by sending along not only Pompeo, but Trump’s deal making diplomat son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and two members of his National Security Council. Not to be outdone, the Pentagon has sent two senior officials: their top military strategist and the technical director for AI.

As the war machine gets smarter, and every last bit of weaponry becomes AI-enhanced, the lines between Silicon Valley and the Pentagon start to get awfully blurry. Sniff this year’s Bilderberg and you can smell this new kind of war: “cyber threats” and “the weaponization of social media” are on the agenda. And around the table are the head of GCHQ and the director of NATO’s new StratCom Centre of Excellence, which spearheads “digital engagement” and psychological warfare.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on a weeklong trip to Europe where he is raising sensitive issues with national leaders — from Iranian missiles to Chinese technology to the economic collapse of Venezuela — but the most colorful conversations could take place this weekend out of public earshot in a secretive conclave at a Swiss lakeside resort. In Montreux, on the eastern shore of Lake Geneva, political and business leaders from Western nations are gathering for the 67th Bilderberg Meeting, an annual forum in which participants agree not to reveal exactly what was said or who said it. It is a shadow version of Davos, the elite annual winter conference in the Swiss Alps that President Trump has attended once but has also criticized. source

This blurring of tech and war takes physical form in some of the participants at Bilderberg. Longtime conference insider and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt chairs the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Board and also heads up the new National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. Two other members of the Defense Innovation Board are here in Montreux: Reid Hoffman, and the psychologist Adam M. Grant.

The Meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule, which states that participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) nor of any other participant may be revealed.

According to the group, this is this year’s agenda:

1. A Stable Strategic Order

2. What Next for Europe?

3. Climate Change and Sustainability

4. China

5. Russia

6. The Future of Capitalism

7. Brexit

8. The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

9. The Weaponization of Social Media

10. The Importance of Space

11. Cyber Threats

As can be seen, the members will be discussing (plotting?) with regard to issues of the day that seem to be moving in a direction away from freedom.

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This Is Not “Normal”: There Have Been More Than 500 Tornadoes In The U.S. During The Last 30 Days

May 28, 2019 by Michael Snyder

The mainstream media has been using the term “uncharted territory” to describe the unusual tornado outbreaks that have been happening in the middle of the country, but I don’t think that truly captures the historic nature of what we are witnessing.  Over the last 30 days, there have been more than 500 tornadoes in the United States.  That is not normal.  In fact, Tuesday was the 12th day in a row when at least eight tornadoes were spawned, and that is a new all-time record.  Community after community in the Midwest now looks like a “war zone”, and billions upon billions of dollars of damage has already been done.  But this crisis is far from over, because forecasters are telling us that more powerful storms will roar through the middle of the country on Wednesday.

Since 1998, there has been an average of 279 tornadoes during the month of May.  So the fact that we have had more than 500 over the last 30 days means that we are running way, way above normal

In the last week alone, the authorities have linked tornadoes to at least seven deaths and scores of injuries. Federal government weather forecasters logged preliminary reports of more than 500 tornadoes in a 30-day period — a rare figure, if the reports are ultimately verified — after the start of the year proved mercifully quiet.

The barrage continued Tuesday night, as towns and cities across the Midwest took shelter from powerful storms. Tornadoes carved a line of devastation from eastern Kansas through Missouri, ripping trees and power lines in Lawrence, Kan., southwest of Kansas City, and pulverizing houses in nearby Linwood.

According to the National Weather Service, there were more than 50 tornadoes over Memorial Day weekend alone, and at this point there have been at least 8 tornadoes in the U.S. for 12 consecutive days

Tuesday was the 12th consecutive day with at least eight tornado reports, breaking the record, according to Dr. Marsh. The storms have drawn their fuel from two sources: a high-pressure area that pulled the Gulf of Mexico’s warm, moist air into the central United States, where it combined with the effects of a trough trapped over the Rockies, which included strong winds.

The devastation that has been left behind by these storms has been immense.  When Dayton assistant fire chief Nicholas Hosford appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America”, he told viewers that in his city there are “homes flattened, entire apartment complexes destroyed, businesses throughout our community where walls have collapsed”.

Countless numbers of Americans have had their lives completely turned upside down, and of course the Midwest has already been reeling from unprecedented flooding in recent months.

So far this year, much of the focus has been on the historic flooding along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, but now severe flooding along the Arkansas River is threatening to break all-time records

Heavy rainfall over the past few weeks is threatening all-time May records and swelling rivers to record levels in parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma.

The National Weather Service in Little Rock, Arkansas, didn’t mince words Sunday, expecting historic, record flooding along the Arkansas River from Toad Suck Reservoir northwest of Little Rock to the Oklahoma border that could have impacts lasting well into the summer.

In fact, USA Today is plainly stating that both states are “bracing for their worst-ever flooding”…

Oklahoma and Arkansas were bracing for their worst-ever flooding as a new wave of storms forecast to roll through the region threatened to further bloat the Arkansas River that already has reached record crests in some areas.

Forecasters reportedtornadoes, high winds, hail and heavy rain across the region on Monday, triggering evacuations and high-water rescues. The storms are the latest to rip through the Midwest over the past two weeks, leaving at least nine dead and a trail of damage from high winds and flooding.

Of course let us not forget what is happening along the Mississippi River either.  The flooding has been called “the worst in over 90 years”, and in some parts of the river new records are already being set

For example, In Vicksburg, Mississippi, the river went above flood stage on Feb. 17, and has remained in flood ever since. The weather service said this is the longest continuous stretch above flood stage since 1927.

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Mississippi first rose above flood stage in early January, and has been above that level ever since, the National Weather Service said. If this record-long stretch extends well into June, it would break the record from 1927, according to the Weather Channel.

And farther north, the Mississippi River at the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois saw its longest stretch above major flood stage ever recorded, even surpassing that of 1927.

None of this is “normal”, and prior to the month of May we had already witnessed the wettest 12 months in all of U.S. history.

All of this wet weather has been absolutely disastrous for Midwest farmers, and so far in 2019 agricultural production is way, way below expectations.  In the months ahead, we should all be prepared for much higher prices at the grocery store.

Unfortunately, more wet weather is on the way.  According to the Weather Channel, another series of very powerful storms will rip through the middle of the country on Wednesday…

Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected through Tuesday night from Iowa to Oklahoma, which may produce areas of locally heavy rain and flash flooding. Some clusters of storms may persist into Wednesday morning in the Ozarks.

Then, another rash of thunderstorms with heavy rain is expected Wednesday and Wednesday night from North Texas into Oklahoma, Arkansas and southern Missouri that could only trigger more flash flooding and aggravate ongoing river flooding.

Weather patterns are going absolutely crazy, and we have never seen a year quite like this in modern American history.

So what is going to happen if weather patterns get even crazier and natural disasters just continue to become even more frequent and even more powerful?

You may want to start thinking about that, because that is exactly what many people believe is going to happen.

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