Child Miners Aged Four Living a Hell on Earth So YOU Can Drive an Electric Car

Picking through a mountain of huge rocks with his tiny bare hands, the exhausted little boy makes a pitiful sight.

His name is Dorsen and he is one of an army of children, some just four years old, working in the vast polluted mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where toxic red dust burns their eyes, and they run the risk of skin disease and a deadly lung condition. Here, for a wage of just 8p a day, the children are made to check the rocks for the tell-tale chocolate-brown streaks of cobalt – the prized ingredient essential for the batteries that power electric cars.

And it’s feared that thousands more children could be about to be dragged into this hellish daily existence – after the historic pledge made by Britain to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 and switch to electric vehicles.

It heralds a future of clean energy, free from pollution but – though there can be no doubting the good intentions behind Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s announcement last month – such ideals mean nothing for the children condemned to a life of hellish misery in the race to achieve his target.

Dorsen, just eight, is one of 40,000 children working daily in the mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The terrible price they will pay for our clean air is ruined health and a likely early death. (Read more from “Child Miners Aged Four Living a Hell on Earth So YOU Can Drive an Electric Car” HERE)

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North Korea Is a Blowhard Joke… Until It Fires a Missile

The North Korean regime has produced miniaturized nuclear warheads that can fit on intercontinental ballistic missiles that can travel across the Pacific Ocean and destroy American cities, potentially killing millions of Americans.

This sobering report comes from the Washington Post, which also recounted how the communist regime in North Korea, led by the mentally unstable dictator Kim Jong Un, is now in possession of as many as 60 nuclear weapons, according to U.S. analysts.

The findings are likely to deepen concerns about an evolving North Korean military threat that appears to be advancing far more rapidly than many experts had predicted. U.S. officials last month concluded that Pyongyang is also outpacing expectations in its effort to build an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking cities on the American mainland.

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“The IC [intelligence community] assesses North Korea has produced nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery, to include delivery by ICBM-class missiles,” the assessment states, in an excerpt read to The Washington Post. The assessment’s broad conclusions were verified by two U.S. officials familiar with the document. It is not yet known whether the reclusive regime has successfully tested the smaller design, although North Korea officially last year claimed to have done so.

The Washington Post’s report has been confirmed by NBC News. How serious is this?

Russian interference in the 2016 election has no effect if you die in a nuclear holocaust.

Affordable health care is worthless if you die in a nuclear holocaust.

Climate change is irrelevant if you die in a nuclear holocaust.

Entitlement reform is meaningless if you die in a nuclear holocaust.

Taxes won’t be too high if you die in a nuclear holocaust.

A border wall protects no one if you die in a nuclear holocaust.

Free markets don’t matter if you die in a nuclear holocaust.

Infrastructure is immaterial if you die in a nuclear holocaust.

Today’s North Korea news is deadly serious. It is the single most important issue facing the Trump administration, facing the Congress, facing the American people, period.

Do I overstate the threat? North Korea has been posturing for decades — threatening the U.S. with nuclear destruction in its propaganda without ever taking credible action against the United States.

It is tempting to think of the regime as an unserious, bloviating joke.

Until they fire that missile.

The decisions President Trump will make regarding North Korea in the following weeks will be some of the most consequential decisions made by a U.S. president in this nation’s history. They will define this presidency. He cannot fail.

He must not fail. (For more from the author of “North Korea Is a Blowhard Joke… Until It Fires a Missile” please click HERE)

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Trump Vows ‘Fire and Fury’ for North Korea

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned North Korea about facing “fire and fury” if the isolated nation makes more threats to the United States.

“They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening … and I said they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before,” Trump told reporters during what he calls a “working vacation” at his New Jersey golf club.

His comments came hours after revelations Pyongyang has successfully created a miniaturized nuclear weapon designed to fit inside its missiles. While miniaturizing marks a major step in North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, it does not necessarily mean the country has an accurate nuclear-equipped intercontinental ballistic missile, yet. (Read more from “Trump Vows ‘Fire and Fury’ for North Korea” HERE)

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North Korea Threatens to ‘End USA’

North Korea has threatened to “end” the US in its latest war-mongering rant.

State-controlled media slammed America’s recent decision to fly two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula.

The B-1 bombers were escorted by South Korean fighter jets as they performed a low-pass over an air base near the South Korean capital of Seoul last month.

But Kim Jong-un’s media branded the move a “hysteric fit” and warned against such “provocations”.

North Korea’s KCNA news agency ranted: “The day the DPRK is provoked means the end of the US.” (Read more from “North Korea Threatens to ‘End USA'” HERE)

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Lost Home of Jesus’ Apostles ‘Just Found’

Archaeologists think they may have found the lost Roman city of Julias, the home of three apostles of Jesus: Peter, Andrew and Philip (John 1:44; 12:21). A multi-layered site discovered on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, in the Bethsaida Valley Nature Reserve, is the spot, the team believes.

The key discovery is of an advanced Roman-style bathhouse. That in and of itself indicates that there had been a city there, not just a fishing village, Dr. Mordechai Aviam of Kinneret College told Haaretz.

None other than the Jewish historian Josephus Flavius – in fact the only source describing this city’s existence – wrote that the Jewish monarch King Philip Herod, son of the great vassal King Herod, transformed Bethsaida, which had been a Jewish fishing village, into a real Roman polis (Ant. 18:28. Though whether it was built on Bethsaida, or by it, remains unknown.) (Read more from “Lost Home of Jesus’ Apostles ‘Just Found'” HERE)

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Pentagon, State Dept. Submit Proposals to Arm Ukraine Against Russia in New Provocation

As the Syrian military moves farther east and clinches yet more territory from America’s terrorists, the United States establishment is now moving to escalate its provocations in another part of the world – Ukraine. Of course, despite the fact that Russia has launched a massive military operation to protect its strategic interests in Syria, the U.S. terror establishment is attempting to provide more arms and equipment to fascists in Ukraine in a clear effort to push NATO literally up to the Russian border.

It is currently being reported by numerous corporate outlets such as The New York Times that both the Pentagon and the State Department are proposing a plan to the White House that would see the U.S. supply Ukraine with anti-tank missiles and other arms. The transfer would also include antiaircraft systems described as “defensive weaponry.”

Fighting between Ukrainian fascist forces allied with Ukraine proper and pro-Russian separatists in the Donbass region has escalated in recent days and the proposal comes amidst an atmosphere of tension between the U.S. and Russia, itself being escalated by a monstrous and telling sanctions bill passed by Congress and an order by Putin to reduce diplomatic staff with the United States as a response.

As of yet, no decisions have been made by the White House but plans have been submitted by both the State Department and the Pentagon. The New York Times, citing an unnamed Defense Department official said it was not clear whether or not Trump had even been briefed about the proposal.

While any sane individual would oppose such a proposal (even Obama refused to send in a similar type of weaponry being proposed today, instead opting for “nonlethal” aid), the American Deep State and the U.S. Congress have become virtually united in insanity, bringing along a sizeable portion of the American public along with them. Donald Trump is a known wildcard but, as his Tomahawk missile launch against Syria demonstrated, his wildcard behavior very easily translates to provocations that could result in a thermonuclear third world war.

Having failed to get only a moderate escalation in the Ukrainian theatre of provocation, the same Deep State elements are now attempting to restart the issue with Trump.

Reasonable people across the world can agree that any decision to further arm Ukrainian fascists in order to provoke Russia and push NATO even closer to the Russian border is not only a bad idea, it is potentially catastrophic. We should urge the President to roundly reject such insanity. (For more from the author of “Pentagon, State Dept. Submit Proposals to Arm Ukraine Against Russia in New Provocation” please click HERE)

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Russia Wasn’t the Only Foreign Country to Target Clinton Campaign Emails

North Korean hackers attempted to infiltrate the Hillary Clinton campaign’s email systems, according to a report circulated within the campaign last year.

That’s according to an interesting report published by CyberScoop, a cybersecurity website.

According to CyberScoop, North Korea’s Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB) attempted to break into Clinton campaign systems by targeting a group of outside advisers working on East Asia policy for the campaign.

Using an attack method known as spearphishing, which attempts to wrangle users’ passwords, the hackers were able to infiltrate the email accounts of outside Clinton campaign advisers who work for an unnamed Washington, D.C. think tank. (Read more from “Russia Wasn’t the Only Foreign Country to Target Clinton Campaign Emails” HERE)

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Now Western Media Face Wrath of Islamic Blasphemy Laws

A group of international Islamist organizations led by the Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation, or OIC, recently held a two-day conference on countering “Islamophobia” in which it recommends imposing Islamic blasphemy laws on the media worldwide.

Under Islamic law, it is considered a serious offense to criticize Allah, Muhammad or Islam. In countries like Pakistan, a Muslim can take a non-Muslim to court and claim he was “offended” by something that was said, resulting in a trial and jail time, even death, for the non-Muslim.

Christians in Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt, Sudan and other Muslim-dominated countries with significant Christian minorities have been the targets of brutal persecution, with the blasphemy laws often serving as the catalyst for their incarceration. Christians have been jailed, stoned, beheaded, and even had acid thrown in their faces for violating the blasphemy laws.

But the OIC, which consists of 57 Muslim-majority countries and boasts the largest voting bloc at the United Nations, is not satisfied with its own people living under threat of arrest for offending Islam by something that is said, written or posted on the Internet.

The July 15-16 symposium, held at London’s Central Mosque Trust and Islamic Cultural Center, was attended by lawyers, media leaders, politicians, academics from European universities and diplomats from various embassies. It was titled: “Mechanisms to challenge Islamophobia legally and through the media.”

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Putin Expels 755 Diplomats in Response to US Sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that 755 U.S. diplomats will be expelled from Russia by Sept. 1, according to an interview on Russian television.

The expulsions had been announced Friday in response to a new law passed in Congress that expanded sanctions, but Sunday’s statement was the first time a large number of Americans were confirmed as involved.

It was “a regrettable and uncalled for act,” a State Department official told The Associated Press. Earlier, a State Department official told Fox News, “It is our policy to not comment on the number of individuals serving at our missions abroad.”

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said it is ordering the U.S. Embassy to reduce the number of embassy and consular employees in the country to 455.

“I decided it is time for us to show: We do not intend to leave U.S. actions unanswered,” said Putin, according to Interfax News Agency. (Read more from “Putin Expels 755 Diplomats in Response to US Sanctions” HERE)

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North Korea Fires Another Ballistic Missile

North Korea test-fired its second intercontinental ballistic missile in less than a month late Friday, with experts concluding that the launch flew higher and longer than the first and now puts a large chunk of the United States — including Chicago and Los Angeles — within range of Pyongyang’s ever-improving weapons systems.

Japan’s Defense Ministry said the missile, launched at 11:42 p.m. Friday from Mupyong-ni in northern Jagang Province, around 60 kilometers (37 miles) from North Korea’s border with China, reached an estimated height of more than 3,500 km and traveled about 1,000 km, landing inside Japan’s exclusive economic zone, some 150 km northwest of Okushiri Island, a tiny islet about 18 km off the coast of Hokkaido.

The rare nighttime launch was fired on a very high or “lofted” trajectory, which limited the distance it traveled.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told an emergency news conference in the early hours of Saturday morning that the missile flew for about 45 minutes, a flight that would put it about five minutes longer than the test of its earlier ICBM, known as the Hwasong-14, on July 4. (Read more from “North Korea Fires Another Ballistic Missile” HERE)

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