Monday, July 6, 2020

NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT MONDAY 7/6/2020




Georgia Governor Brian Kemp declaring a state of emergency and mobilizing up to 1,000 National Guard troops along with state law enforcement in response to violence in Atlanta over the holiday weekend.     Kemp saying that protection of state buildings will be their mission....ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION



Earlier Governor Kemp sent condolences to the family of the eight-year killed in a shooting near the Wendy's were Rayshard Brooks was killed by a former police officer last month.   Then responding to another deadly shooting via social media, Kemp said in part:




"This recent trend of lawlessness is outrageous & unacceptable"




and





"While we stand ready to assist local leaders in restoring peace & maintaining order, we won't hesitate to take action without them"




25 shootings in the city over the July 4th weekend.




WXIA ATLANTA STORY






A unnamed Middle Eastern intelligence official told the New York Times that Israel was behind the explosion at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility last Thursday.......ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS....Israeli conservative opposition politician former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says the Mossad chief Yossi Cohen is the source for the story......ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS........Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister warning against drawing any hasty conclusions about the incident....TASS STORY



China warning the United Kingdom to stay out of what it's doing in Hong Kong.   The UK announced a path to citizenship for three million Hong Kong residents following China's decision to impose a new security law on the territory.    The Chinese ambassador to the UK,  Liu Xiaoming, says the UK's offer of citizenship is "gross interference"......BBC NEWS




A FEDERAL JUDGE ORDERING THE SHUTDOWN OF THE DAKOTA ACCESS OIL PIPELINE.    THE RULING FROM US DISTRICT JUDGE JAMES BOASBERG IS A WIN FOR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE THAT OPPOSED THE PIPELINE THAT COMPLETED AND PUT INTO OPERATION THREE YEARS AGO......AL JAZEERA QATAR STORY




A Danish regulatory agency opening the door for Russian ships anchored in its waters to complete the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline.    European vessels forced out by US sanctions signed by President Trump last December.   The Russian ships will have to wait to see if an appeal is filed against the Danish decision. 

  

Five US senators (Four Republican, One Democrat) have introduced new sanctions legislation aimed at insurance coverage for the Russian vessels to be involved in the pipe laying.      Nord Stream 2 will bring natural gas direct from Russia to Western Europe with the US wanting European nations to import US natural gas instead......TASS STORY



ISRAEL IS ONE STEP AWAY FROM FULL LOCKDOWN.    THAT'S THE BLUNT MESSAGE FROM PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU AS ISRAEL'S 'CORONAVIRUS CABINET' TIGHTENED DINING RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITED THE NUMBER OF WORSHIPERS AT SYNAGOGUES TO 19.....ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS




POLICE VIOLENCE IN ISRAEL AIMED AT A MAN WHO WASN'T WEARING A MASK (MUZZLE).   THE INCIDENT INVOLVING A 24-YEAR OLD WHO WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR HIS INJURIES OCCURRED FRIDAY NIGHT.    HE HAS SINCE BEEN RELEASED FROM CUSTODY......YNET NEWS....



"It police harrassment.  Bring them to justice"



That's what one Israeli cabinet minister is saying in response to the police move against  a 13-year girl in Jersualem for not wearing a mask.....ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS



Australia sealing off the state of Victoria where one of its largest cities, Melbourne, is located amid Covid-19 fears.   The military and police being deployed to enforce the closure.....CNN STORY



BBC News is reporting on the coronavirus story around the world with its daily blog......BBC NEWS CORONAVIRUS BLOG 7/6/2020




In other news......




The US Supreme Court with a unanimous decision regarding members of the Electoral College.   The ruling is that states can ensure that their electors support the candidate who won the popular vote on Election Day.......BNN BLOOMBERG





"I hope that the people I've hurt will heal.  And I hope they will find a way to forgive me"




Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams is offfering up an apology after being accused of sexual misconduct a year ago and denying the accusations.    He's also saying this:




"Sobriety is a priority in my life, and so is my mental health"



BBC NEWS




Country-rock music legend Charlie Daniels has passed away at the age of 83 after suffering a stroke........

Sunday, July 5, 2020

NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT SUNDAY 7/5/2020




Protesters took down a statue of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore and tossed it into the Inner Harbor Saturday evening.  The attack occurred as Fouth of July fireworks were being set off around the city.....THE TELEGRAPH VIDEO....WJZ-TV VIDEO REPORT....FULL SEVEN MINUTE VIDEO OF STATUE VANDALISM




Although they chose to wear 'anti-racism' T-shirts , six Formula One race car drivers opted not to bend the knee at the Austrian Grand Prix today......TASS STORY





One of the women struck by a car on Seattle's Interstate 5 early Saturday is now dead.    24-year old Summer Taylor died yesterday after a speeding car swerved around two cars that were a roadblock and hit her.   Another woman seriously hurt.    Police have arrested 27-year old Dawit Kelete who is charged with two counts of vehicular assault......BBC NEWS.......HEAVY.COM ON DAWIT KELETE, SUSPECT




TWO ARE DEAD AND EIGHT WOUNDED IN A NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING IN  GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA.    SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES SAW A DISTURBANCE AT THE CLUB JUST BEFORE 2 AM THIS MORNING.......WYFF-TV REPORT WITH VIDEO EMBEDDED




Legal scholar-attorney Alan Dershowitz urging everyone to "keep an open mind" about Ghislaine Maxwell following her arrest last Thursday.    Dershowitz commenting on the former associate of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in an op-ed piece for "The Spectator".



Dershowitz helped negotiate the plea deal for Epstein and others in 2008 and he has been accused by two women of having sex with them when they were underage through Epstein.    One of them is being sued by Dershowitz for defamation....DAILY CALLER




TURKEY INTENDS TO ATTACK THE LIBYAN NATIONAL ARMY'S AL-JUFRA AIR BASE AFTER AN AIR BASE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL ACCORD WAS ATTACKED  SATURDAY BY 'UNIDENTIFIED AIRCRAFT'.     TURKEY BACKS THE GNA WITH PROXY FIGHTERS AND MILITARY SUPPORT.



THIS ANNOUNCEMENT SUNDAY NIGHT FROM THE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE OF THE TURKISH PRESIDENT.   EGYPT HAS CALLED THE AIR BASE A "RED LINE" TO TRIGGER ITS MILITARY TO INTERVENE IN THE LIBYAN CONFLICT......AHVAL TURKISH NEWS



It was announced Saturday that US warplanes attacked Islamic State hideouts in Iraq's Nineveh province on June 24th.    Videos were released along with the announcement by the US-led coalition in Iraq.....SOUTHFRONT



A ROCKET ATTACK TARGETING THE GREEN ZONE OF BAGHDAD TODAY THAT HOUSES THE US EMBASSY AND IRAQI GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS.   THE ROCKET FELL SHORT WITH A CHILD REPORTED INJURED......VOICE OF AMERICA NEWS REPORT




ROCKET FIRE INTO SOUTHERN ISRAEL THIS EVENING FROM GAZA.  THE ROCKETS LANDING IN OPEN FIELDS WITH NO CASUALTIES REPORTED......ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS......ISRAEL LAUNCHED RETALIATORY STRIKES INTO GAZA TONIGHT......ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS



An Iranian website close to its national security council is warning that giving credit to Israel for sabotage at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility last week could lead to retaliation.   Iranian officials reported to have told Reuters news agency that the incident early last Thursday was an act of cyber sabotage......PRESS TV IRAN.....AL JAZEERA QATAR STORY




IN THE SOUTHEASTERN EUROPEAN NATION OF CROATIA THE RULING PARTY OF THE "RIGHT"   WON AN OVERWHELMING VICTORY IN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS TODAY.     THE HDZ WON 66  SEATS IN THE 151 SEAT PARLIAMENT AND WILL LIKELY FORM A COALITION WITH OTHER "RIGHT-WING"  PARTIES....TRT WORLD TURKEY 




A Russian official making an accusation against US intelligence following the recent stories of US intelligence claiming Russian intelligence was offering bounties to the Taliban to kill American soldiers.



"Those wonderful US intelligence officers, who accuse us of different things, are involved in drug trafficking"



Zamir Kabulov, the Russian president's special evnoy for Afghanistan, had that to say and more....TASS NEWS STORY




In France the contest for Mayor of Marseille was settled in a "3rd round" vote in the city council this weekend.   No candidate was able to achieve a majority after two rounds of elections.    But in the council the mainstream Socialists voted with the Left and Green factions to elect environmentalist Michele Rubirola as mayor cementing wins for the Left-Green coalition in many of France's major cities outside Paris.     Her win ended 25-years of rule in the city by "The Republicans", France's mainstream party of the "Right".      She won 51 of the 101 votes on the council with the candidate of The Republicans getting 42 votes and the nine National Rally members abstaining. (BFM-TV Google Translation)



PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCING A  RALLY NEXT SATURDAY IN PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE.   ITS AN OUTDOOR EVENT BEING HELD AT PORTSMOUTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT......FOX NEWS




THE CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS FOR THE USA TODAY FROM WORLDOMETERS 44,530 NEW CASES WITH 10,059 IN FLORIDA, 5,183 IN TEXAS AND 4,625 IN CALIFORNIA.




In Spain's Galicia region today an area where 70-thousand people live placed into lockdown over coronavirus fears....




The coronavirus story around the world today as reported from the perspective of BBC News in its daily blog.....BBC NEWS DAILY CORONAVIRUS BLOG 7/5/2020



In other news.....




KANYE WEST TWEETED THIS WEEKEND THAT HE'S RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT AND HE GOT SUPPORT FROM ENTREPRENEUR ELON MUSK.



WEST'S MESSAGE HASH TAGGED "2020VISION" IN PART SAYS "WE MUST NOW REALIZE THE PROMISE OF AMERICA BY TRUSTING GOD, UNIFYING OUR VISION AND BUILDING OUR FUTURE".....FOX NEWS



A Siberian tiger attacked and killed a zookeeper in Zuruch, Switzerland.     An investigaton underway as why the 55-year old woman in was in the cage at the same time as the tiger.....BBC NEWS



That's the way it really is Sunday July 5th, 2020, another day in the Dictatorship of Covid-19.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

FRANCE YELLOW VESTS WEEK 86:  GOVERNMENT SHAKEUP,  CORONAVIRUS PROBE





Newsdump Friday July 3rd was very eventful in France with Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, whose popularity is greater than that of President Macron, resigning his post.    Much talk of the resignation in favor of Jean Castex citing the poor performance of Macron's political party (LaREM) in the second round of the municipal elections last Sunday.    Philippe bucked that trend by winning the race for mayor in the port city of Le Havre.



After all the drama and excitement of a transfer ceremony late Friday afternoon, new news would emerge later in the evening.     A prosecutor announcing a court probe of Edouard Philippe along France's health ministers during the months of the coronavirus (Agnes Buzyn and Olivier Veran).    The probe to focus on the government's handling of the coronavirus situation.





The weekly "Ternoise" Yellow Vests video posted for this week of the Yellow Vests protests.......




TERNOISE YELLOW VESTS VIDEO WEEK 86





A live video feed from a protest against police violence in Paris today......




GILETS JAUNES PARIS LIVE VIDEO 7/4/2020




This video posted earlier from the scene of the protest......




YELLOW VESTS PARIS VIDEO FROM TODAY-37 MINUTES 7/4/2020




In Essonne today which is in the Alps near the border with Switzerland another day of Yellow Vests protesting along the highway.......




YELLOW VESTS ESSONNE, FRANCE WEEK 86 7/4/2020




Another video poster today considers the question have the Yellow Vests reached "The End" and then considers why?




LA FIN DES GILETS JAUNES?...........7/4/2020




More video posted from the protest on the streets of Paris today a protester speaks......




PARIS PROTEST VIDEO SPEAKING 7/4/2020





Also in Paris today a LGBTQ+  Pride March.   Here is the full video.....





EN DIRECT-MANIFESTATION LGBTQ+ PARIS 7/4/2020




And that is the Yellow Vests story today for Week 86.........











NEXTRUSH UNPLUGGED: WEEKEND VERSION DC 19  AN 'INDEPENDENCE DAY'?





"THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER"-CANTOR NETANEL HERSHTIK AND THE HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE CHOIR




Hello, it is the Fourth of July, 2020.  




"Independence Day"




Or





"Another Day In The Dictatorship Of Covid-19"




There was a Bicentennial in 1976 and Bob Hope entertained us for that occasion along with lots of stars......




BOB HOPE'S BICENTENNIAL STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR (JULY 4, 1976)




Happy times back then it would seem compared to the insanity of moment we live in now.....



NO MEANINGFUL REPUBLICAN PARTY OPPOSITION TO DC 19, INSTEAD DISTRACTION WITH CULTURAL WARFARE




This coronavirus inspired dictatorship is not being opposed by anyone including Republicans and the President of the United States is now sheepishly following the lead of Fauci and Company along with Republican governors like Greg Abbott in Texas.



But the talking points of talk radio in recent days designed to promote a raging anger over the cultural war that followed the murder of George Floyd by former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin.    The objective of angering you up is to win the election this fall, not to end the Dictatorship of Covid-19.



President Trump spoke that rage at Mount Rushmore Friday night in coordination with the talk show hosts to mobilize the people behind his political victory on the basis of the cultural conflict in our society.






BURNING THE MUZZLES (MASKS) IN BOISE




No tea to throw in the harbor this time around like 200 years ago but how about a mask burning to protest the chains we are in.



The protest yesterday Friday over the mask order of the mayor in Boise, Idaho......




BURNING THE MASKS (MUZZLES) IN FRONT OF CITY HALL BOISE, IDAHO 7/3/2020




After that protest folks went to the mayor's house to protest then the police showed up.....



PART 2 OF PROTEST AT MAYOR'S HOME IN BOISE, IDAHO 7/3/2020




NEWSDUMP UPDATE:  TWO US AIRCRAFT CARRIERS CONDUCT EXERCISES IN SOUTH CHINA SEA



A message being sent to China on this Independence Day with two US aircraft carriers conducting exercises in the South China Sea as China conducts its own military exercises in the same area....



ANI INDIA NEWS STORY




BREAKING NEWS:  SEATTLE PROTESTERS HIT BY CAR ON HIGHWAY THEY WERE BLOCKING




These videos circulating  of a late night incident in Seattle of a vehicle driving into protesters at a high rate of speed.     It happened early this morning (Saturday July 4th).....




SEATTLE HIGHWAY PROTESTERS HIT BY WHITE JAGUAR/CHOP/CHAZ/BLM 2 AM PROTESTS


BREAKING-BLM PROTESTERS BLOCKING HIGHWAY IN SEATTLE HIT BY CAR INCIDENT IN SEATTLE NOW!




TWO WOMEN HIT BY CAR ON SEATTLE HIGHWAY CLOSED AMID PROTESTS-ASSOCIATED PRESS




NEWSDUMP UPDATE: CLEVELAND INDIANS TO REVIEW NAME



Not to be outdone by football's "Redskins" the Cleveland Indians baseball team thinks its time to review the team name.....BBC NEWS




SEATTLE UPDATE:  ONE PROTESTER CRITICAL CONDITION, OTHER IN SERIOUS CONDITION




That is the latest following the incident where a vehicle struck protesters on I-5 in Seattle early this morning at 1:30 am local time (430 am Eastern US time)....Coverage from KING 5 in Seattle....




TWO PROTESTERS HIT BY CAR ON I-5 IN DOWNTOWN SEATTLE





Music Links:














"TAKIN IT TO THE STREETS"-DOOBIE BROTHERS (LIVE)




UPDATE:  GEORGE FLOYD MEMORIAL MARCH IN WASHINGTON DC




This video live from Washington DC at 11 am this morning.....



PROTESTERS HOLD GEORGE FLOYD MEMORIAL MARCH IN WASHINGTON DC 7/4/2020




DC 19 UPDATE:  HOUSE ARREST FOR AUSTRALIAN APARTMENT BUILDING RESIDENTS



Residents of nine housing estate towers in Melbourne, Australia told to stay in their homes (apartments) for five days because 23 Covid-19 cases have been detected there........




BBC NEWS STORY




DC 19 UPDATE:   REGION OF 210-THOUSAND PEOPLE LOCKED DOWN IN CATALONIA (SPAIN)



In Spain a lockdown proclaimed for a region where 210-thousand people live in Catalonia because of Covid-19........








BBC NEWS STORY





MANIPULATING DATA, A BROADER DEFINITION OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTION



What is behind the new stats coming out like today's Worldometers count for Florida......11,458 new cases reported?



This was published by "Conservative Treehouse".......EXPLOSIVE: ABOUT ALL THESE NEW "POSITIVE" COVID CASES.......





Music Links:















'WINGS OF A DOVE"-FERLIN HUSKY (LIVE)




FOOD PRICES RISING: THE UK STORY UNDER DC 19



The impact of Covid-19 and the shutdown on the UK higher food prices and higher unemployment with the food retailers expecting to lower prices here and there to attract customers who have less money to spend.  The story linked below says the food price inflation rate is now 4 percent in the UK.
Here in the US I have seen the meat and chicken moving up 25 or 30 percent recently.






MASKS VERSUS MUZZLES




Our rulers want us to wear a covering over our faces which is like a muzzle on a horse or a dog.



Here is what a mask looks like when it's worn over the eyes.    Watch an episode of   "The Lone Ranger" called "The Masked Rider".....




THE LONE RANGER EPISODE





Music Links:















"PAPA WAS A ROLLING STONE"-THE TEMPTATIONS





DC 19 UPDATE:   NIGEL FARAGE ACCUSED OF VIOLATING QUARANTINE RULES IN UK





Nigel Farage tweeting himself being the first customer at a pub today for a pint of beer now that pubs can open for business again in the UK today and the leader of the "Liberal Democrats" in the UK, Sir Ed Davey, contacting the police.    Davey citing Farage's presence at President Trump's Tulsa rally last month.   Farage got special permission to enter the US to attend.




BBC NEWS STORY




DC 19 FLASH ISRAEL: CLASHES AFTER MASK FINES HANDED OUT IN JERUSALEM TONIGHT



Police in the Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem clashed with residents after they handed out fines tonight for not wearing muzzles (masks).



ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS





FRANCE YELLOW VESTS WEEK 86




News of the Yellow Vests protests in France and other late Newsdump developments there like the government shakeup Friday....FRANCE YELLOW VESTS WEEK 86: GOVERNMENT SHAKEUP, CORONAVIRUS PROBE






Music Links:







"SUGAR PIE, HONEY BUNCH"-THE FOUR TOPS (LIVE-PARIS 1967)






"A BOY NAMED SUE"-JOHNNY CASH (LIVE GERMANY 1972)






"WOULDN'T IT BE NICE"-BEACH BOYS





Politics in the USA and back in 1972 going into the July 4th weekend then President Richard Nixon signed off on a 20 percent increase in Social Security benefits as inflation was ravaging the nation and Nixon was said to have doubts but he signed off on it in his re-election year.....



And what happened today on July 4th, 2020.........





NEWSDUMP UPDATE:  PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS OFF ON EXTENSION OF THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM TODAY





NEW YORK POST STORY






And getting back to July 1972 Cal Thomas broadcast the news of what Richard Nixon did with Social Security on the July 4th weekend hourly NBC radio news was what he was doing back then.




Here's Cal Thomas at a Liberty University Convocation last year.......




CAL THOMAS-LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CONVOCATION APRIL 1, 2019




Music Links:




"DIFFERENT KIND OF LIGHT"-SEVENTY SEVENS





"A SONG IN THE NIGHT"-SILVERWIND





"FULL CIRCLE"-PHIL KEAGGY (LIVE LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND 1983)





As the sun sets the fireworks pop all around us here in York, PA with legalization there is widespread distribution and use of fireworks with pet owners upset about their use.


This year the use of fireworks in residential neighborhoods around where I live and work is the true:




"Pandemic"




I'm not sure of the use of fireworks having some linkage to the George Floyd protest movement but I suspect it has become a method in the last month or so.....



But real protests can be seen what is happening here and now July 4, 2020 including one in Gettysburg not more than 35 miles away from my home......



LIVE PROTEST VIDEO MULTISTREAM 7/4/2020




And the protesters facing off in Washington DC tonight from opposite sides with the Washington Monument in the background......




LIVE WASHINGTON DC PROTEST 7/4/2020




And always looking for the sanity in the midst of the insanity here's Peter Hitchens with this weekend's column.....



"When this madness began, I behaved as if a new and fanatical religion was spreading among us.   Be polite and tolerant, I thought, it may be crazy and damaging but in time it will go away.



Now it is clear that a new faith, based on fear of the invisible and quite immune to reason, has all but taken over the country.   And it turns out to be one of those faiths that doesn't have much tolerance for those who don't share it.



My guess is that about 85 per cent of the population now worship it and will continue to do so.   The rest of us are, as each day goes by,  a persecuted minority, forced to go along with beliefs we do not hold"




Peter Hitchens talks about a whole nation that has become one of "surrendered masochists" ala "50 Shades of Grey".      Pornography has perhaps had its ultimate impact on our culture in this moment.



Truth in the midst of the lies coming straight at us from Peter Hitchens.   He goes beyond Covid-19 to discuss the academic inquisition over race as well.....




PETER HITCHENS COLUMN: WE'VE ALL TURNED FROM NORMAL HUMANS INTO MUZZLED MASOCHISTS!





The fireworks going up around White House tonight as I can see in the live feed video linked earlier.....




Good Night.  God Bless.   Hope you find sane and sober things to do and we need sanity and sobriety now more than ever.....



A sign-off tune I used to hear on shortwave radio listening to the Voice Of America back in my youth.....then the swinging sounds of big bands...




YANKEE DOODLE SIGN OFF VOICE OF AMERICA




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Friday, July 3, 2020

NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT 7/3/2020 NEWSDUMP FRIDAY





"Freedom Over Fear"




One of the messages today as hundreds gathered in protest outside Boise, Idaho's City Hall.     A mandatory mask order starts at 1201 am local time on July 4th Independence Day......IDAHO NEWS 6 VIDEO REPORT





FACING PRESSURE FROM MAJOR CORPORATE SPONSORS, THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS FOOTBALL TEAM ANNOUNCING A "REVIEW" OF THE TEAM'S NAME.     TEAM OWNER DAN SNYDER SAYING THE "PROCESS"  WILL INVOLVE INPUT FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES INCLUDING SPONSORS, ALUMNI, THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE AND LOCAL COMMUNITY.....BBC NEWS





AN EIGHT YEAR OLD BOY IS DEAD AND THREE OTHERS WOUNDED IN A SHOOTING INCIDENT AT A SHOPPING MALL IN HOOVER, ALABAMA NEAR BIRMINGHAM.   THE SHOOTING AT THE FOOD COURT OF THE MALL LED TO 911 CALLS AT 3:18 PM THIS AFTERNOON......WVTM NEWS REPORT WITH EMBEDDED VIDEO






A prosecutor in France announced Friday night that the now former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe along with former health minister Agnes Buzyn and her replacement earlier this year Olivier Veran will be investigated by the Law Court of the Republic.    The investigation focusing on their handling of the coronavirus situation in France....BBC NEWS





Just hours earlier Edouard Philippe resigned.   The party of President Emmanuel Macron fared poorly in recent local elections although Mr. Philippe was elected the mayor of the port city of Le Havre.      Philippe has been more popular in public opinion polling than Mr. Macron but Macron is now saying it is time for a "new path".....BBC NEWS.....Jean Castex named the new Prime Minister.      Castex assuming leadership of the government at 530 pm Paris time  (1130 am Eastern US time) today.....FRANCE 24 VIDEO......  Castex has been leading the government's efforts to move France away from its coronavirus lockdown  (BFM-TV via Google Translation)



A CANADIAN ETHICS WATCHDOG IS INVESTIGATING PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU OVER A GOVERNMENT DECISION TO USE A CHARITY TO ADMINISTER A SUMMER STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM.     "WE CHARITY" HAS TIES TO THE TRUDEAU FAMILY........CBC NEWS




A member of the Canadian armed forces appeared in court today after being confronted by police on the grounds of the prime minister's temporary home (Rideau Hall) in Ottawa yesterday morning.     The gate of the compound was breached when a pick-up truck drove through.    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family were not there at the time.



The man arrested was armed and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police believe he acted alone.    He is identified as Corey Hurren by CBC News and is facing multiple charges.....CBC NEWS....Details on those 22 charges emerged late Friday and they include careless use of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm and uttering threats.....CBC NEWS




CHINA APPOINTING A HARDLINER TO BE CHIEF OF SECURITY IN HONG KONG.   THE DESIGNATION OF ZHENG YANXIONG AS 'NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR'  FOLLOWS IMPLEMENTATION OF A NEW TOUGH SECURITY LAW IN THE CHINESE TERRITORY.    ZHENG KNOWN FOR HIS CRACKDOWN IN A LAND CONTROVERSY IN 2011....SPUTNIK NEWS RUSSIA




Turkey's military offensive into the Kurdish region of northern Iraq continuing.     Air strikes along with a ground operation.    The Turks say their operation is aimed at terrorists, the Kurdish YPG/PKK organization......TASS REPORT....KURDISTAN 24




An exchange of artillery fire early Friday morning in  northwestern Syria.    Syrian army artillery firing at jihadist positions and the Turkish military returning fire.....SOUTHFRONT





In Syria Thursday Syrian Army troops blocking a US military convoy in the northeastern part of the country.......SOUTHFRONT





A claim from a former mentor of Jeffrey Epstein jailed for 18 years after his conviction in a Ponzi scheme case.    Steven Hoffenberg telling the British tabloid "The Sun" that Ghislaine Maxwell will fully cooperate with federal prosecutors following her arrest Thusday.  Hoffenberg saying "a lot of powerful people have been named" and that "she knows everything"......NEW YORK POST



Prince Andrew's legal team saying he is 'bewildered' following yesterday's comments by the Acting US Attorney for Southern New York saying that federal prosecutors would:  "welcome Prince Andrew coming in to talk with us...we would like to have the benefit of his statement".....AFP NEWS STORY PUBLISHED BY "TIMES" SOUTH AFRICA




TWO MALE STAFF MEMBERS OF THE UN PEACEKEEPING OPERATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST PLACED ON LEAVE AFTER IT WAS DETERMINED THEY ENGAGED IN SEXUAL MISCONDUCT.    THE PROBE LAUNCHED AFTER A VIRAL VIDEO APPEARED ONLINE.....MIDDLE EAST EYE



The murder trial of 20 Saudi men accused in the October 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul began today.     The Turkish government conducting the trial without the defendants in the courtroom.



Turkish prosecutors say the key men behind the killing of Khashoggi were a media advisor to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saud al-Qahtani, and former deputy chief of Saudi intelligence, Ahmed al-Asin........BBC NEWS




After four Toledo, Ohio city council members were arrested on charges of accepting bribes and extortion, other council members and Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz are calling for their resignation...TOLEDO BLADE



A beachfront house in Israel put up for sale this week with an asking price of 87 million dollars.  But it's not just any house.   Its the one used by the United States Ambassador to Israel.     Its being sold by the State Department because the ambassador is conducting more of his business at the new US Embassy building in Jerusalem some 40 miles away........YNETNEWS




CORONAVIRUS CASES REPORTED IN THE USA TODAY VIA WORLDOMETERS INCLUDE 1,764 IN ALABAMA,  4,433 IN ARIZONA, 2.784 IN GEORGIA ALONG WITH 9,488 IN FLORIDA, 1,728 IN LOUISIANA AND 2,054 IN NORTH CAROLINA.   1,831 REPORTED IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND 1,822 IN TENNESSEE.



OTHER REPORTS INCLUDE 1,597  NEW CASES IN OHIO  AND 1,134 IN NEW YORK.     LATE IN THE DAY STATS FROM CALIFORNIA SHOW 4,509 NEW CASES AND FOR TEXAS 7,343 NEW CASES.



OVER 54,900 NEW CASES REPORTED IN THE USA VIA WORLDOMETERS TODAY AND MORE THAN 209,000 NEW COVID-19 CASES WORLDWIDE.




Israel confirming more than one thousand coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period for the first time  (Worldometers reported 1,008 today).....YNET NEWS....Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered restrictions on public gathering.......YNET NEWS






The story of the coronavirus worldwide today as interpreted by BBC News in its daily blog.......BBC NEWS CORONAVIRUS BLOG 7/3/2020




In other news......



THE CEO OF GERMANY'S COMMERZBANK OFFERING HIS RESIGNATION WITH THE BANK CHAIRMAN ANNOUNCING HIS DEPARTURE NEXT MONTH.......ASSOCIATED PRESS STORY



A deal has been reached between the widow and eldest daughter of French singing legend Johnny Hallyday over his inheritance.    The conflict between Laeticia Hallyday and Laura Smet boiled over in the aftermath of his death in December 2017.


Smet will receive a payment of 1.68 million dollars plus other concessions.   Laeticia Hallyday will assume tax debts for her late husband totaling 33.6 million dollars by selling a property in France and two homes in Los Angeles.    Johnny Hallyday spent a large amount of his lifetime in the United States and was inspired by American music.  Son David Hallyday is also part of the agreement.....(BFM-TV Google Translation).




JOHNNY HALLYDAY WIKIPEDIA ENTRY




ALSO A REMINDER THAT OUR SPECIAL "UNPLUGGED" POST FROM THIS WEEK IS UP AS WELL WITH A NEW "UNPLUGGED" PLANNED FOR SATURDAY.......NEXTRUSH UNPLUGGED: DC 19 IN THE SUMMER STREAM




And for now that's the way it really is on this Newsdump Friday July 3rd, 2020.    Another day in the dictatorship of Covid-19.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT THURSDAY 7/2/2020  NEWSDUMP HOLIDAY WEEK





( VERY LIMITED SERVICE WITH FINAL POSTINGS COMING LATE THURSDAY)





JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S ASSOCIATE GHISLAINE MAXWELL ARRESTED BY THE FBI IN NEW HAMPSHIRE TODAY.     MAXWELL HAS BEEN INDICTED ACCUSED OF RECRUITING AND GROOMING GIRLS AS YOUNG AS 14 TO BE  SEXUALLY ABUSED BY EPSTEIN AND OF PARTICIPATING IN THE ABUSE IN SOME CASES.....NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO......MAXWELL LIVING IN A HOME IN THE TOWN OF BRADFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE....DAILY BEAST STORY





Some of the women who accuse movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct are upset with a settlement deal reached with another group of accusers.     The 19 million dollar settlement agreement announced this week called a "sellout".  Weinstein now serving 23 years in a New York state prison after being convicted of rape and sexual assault.......BBC NEWS





TEXAS REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT ISSUING AN ORDER TO WEAR MASKS IN THE STATE OUT OF FEAR OF THE CORONAVIRUS......KLTV LUBBOCK



(Warning:  Language May Offend)   In Oregon a state trooper's response on the first day of a new mask order Wednesday was to allegedly tell a coffee shop assistant manager "F***  Kate Brown" as in the governor of the state.  That's the story Assistant Manager Travis Boss gave to the media......OREGONLIVE



AN 'INCIDENT' AT IRAN'S NUCLEAR FACILITY IN NATANZ WITH IRANIAN AUTHORITIES SAYING NO INJURIES OR NO DAMAGE TO THE CENTRIFUGES THAT ENRICH URANIUM THERE.




A  civil forfeiture claim was been filed in federal court by federal prosecutors seeking to seize four oil tankers carrying gasoline from Iran to Venezuela.......AL JAZEERA QATAR NEWS STORY






The US Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether House Democrats can access grand jury evidence related to Robert Mueller's "Russia collusion" probe.    No decision expected until after the election this fall.......POLITICO STORY




Coronavirus statistics for the United States show 57,236 new cases for today according to Worldometers.      States with more than one thousand cases are New York (1,035), California (9,352), Texas (7,535), Florida (10,109). Georgia (3,472),  Arizona (3,333), North Carolina (1,855), Louisiana (1,383), Tennessee (1,575), Alabama (1,149) and South Carolina (1,782).



Israel's domestic intelligence agency Shin Bet will do contact tracing for Covid-19.    Legislation passed parliament that takes effect immediately......YNET NEWS ISRAEL




In Australia fear of the coronavirus leading to police checkpoints in the suburbs of Melbourne where some 36 communities have been put into lockdown......REUTERS NEWS STORY



A former Israeli health official saying:




"Don't let them brainwash you about coronavirus"....ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS



BBC News offers its view of the coronavirus story via a daily blog......BBC NEWS CORONAVIRUS BLOG 7/2/2020




In other news.......



Unemployment in the US went down last month declining from 13.3 to 11.1 percent.......



Hugh Downs has died at the age of 99 in Scottsdale, Arizona.     His family says the death not from Covid-19.    Downs broadcasting career spanned six decades.    At NBC he was the sidekick of "Tonight Show" host Jack Paar in the late 1950's and early 1960's.    Later Downs was host of the "Today Show".    He also was the host of the ABC News program "20/20".......ABC NEWS STORY




Also tonight a reminder that the special post "Nextrush Unplugged" continues through tomorrow with new material added each day......"NEXTRUSH UNPLUGGED: DC 19 IN THE SUMMER STREAM




And that's the way it really is Thursday July 2nd, 2020, another day in the Dictatorship of Covid-19.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT WEDNESDAY 7/1/2020 NEWSDUMP HOLIDAY WEEK




(VERY LIMITED SERVICE WHEN ABLE THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY)






Seattle Police moving in to clear out the protest zone after an executive order from Democrat Mayor Jenny Durkan.     The protest zone established in the aftermath of the rioting against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis..   Dozens reported arrested.....KING 5 SEATTLE




Pennsylvania Democrat Governor Tom Wolf ordering the wearing of face masks in all public spaces in the state.....A new shutdown of restaurants and indoor businesses in 19 California counties ordered by Governor Gavin Newsom with 6,497 new cases of Covid-19 reported today by Worldometers......SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE




A restaurant owner whose establishment was shut down by Colorado authorities for operating in violation of coronavirus martial law regulations the upset winner over a Republican incumbent congressman in Tuesday's primary election.



Lauren Boebert is the onwer of Shooter's Grill in Rifle, Colorado, where employees open-carry firearms.    Boebert defeating Congressman Scott Tipton who got a last minute Twitter endorsement from President Trump....THE DENVER CHANNEL  





The Department of Homeland Security is deploying three Rapid Deployment Teams to Portland, Seattle and Washington DC for Independence Day to protect monuments in those cities from attack.    Here's the spin on the story from Iran's Press TV.....IRAN PRESS TV REPORT



RUSSIA'S ELECTORAL COMMISSION REPORTING A BIG MAJORITY FOR NEW CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS WITH SOME 78 PERCENT VOTING IN FAVOR.   THE REFERENDUM'S APPROVAL WILL ENABLE PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN TO SERVE ADDITIONAL TERMS IN OFFICE......TASS REPORT




China's new security law coming into force today leading to protests and arrests in Hong Kong today.......BBC NEWS




From Israel Jewish settlers rallying in Judea concerned about President Trump's "Deal of the Century" involving Israel and the Palestinians.     Daniela Weiss spoke to the thousand people gathered saying in part:




"The plan and map speak unequivocally of establishing a Palestinian state in 70 percent of the territory, of Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel and of 'Al Quds' as the capital of Palestine"



ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS





6,563 more coronavirus cases in Florida today and 4,877 in Arizona according to Worldometers....Also 8,240 in Texas and 2.946 in Georgia.   Nationwide total today for the US a record 51,097 according to Worldometers.




Worldometrers reporting more than one thousand (1,013) news cases of coronavirus in Israel today.  Neighborhoods in two Israeli cities declared "restricted areas".     The official number of new cases reported at 868 today.......ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS....




The coronavirus story around the world today as presented by BBC News on its daily blog......BBC NEWS DAILY CORONAVIRUS BLOG 7/1/2020



And that's the way it really is Wednesday July 1st, 2020, another day in the Dictatorship of Covid-19.

In other news......



Fox News Anchor Ed Henry fired over sexual misconduct.......BBC NEWS