Scientists Have Warned That A 400 Foot Tsunami Could Hit The East Coast If An Asteroid Hit The Atlantic Ocean

We live at a time when giant space rocks are whizzing past our planet with alarming regularity.  Sometimes we know in advance that they are coming, and sometimes we don’t.  In fact, on July 28th an asteroid the size of a car zipped past our planet “at a range that rivals the orbits of some high-flying satellites”, but we had only spotted it for the very first time on July 26th.  If we couldn’t see that one until it was nearly upon us, could it be possible that there are much larger potential threats hurtling toward our planet that we currently know nothing about?

READ MORE HERE: http://themostimportantnews.com/archives/scientists-have-warned-that-a-400-foot-tsunami-could-hit-the-east-coast-if-an-asteroid-hit-the-atlantic-ocean

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Israel Attacks Syria Following Attempted Border Bombing

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JERUSALEM, Israel – Israeli fighter jets, helicopters, and aircraft carried out airstrikes against the Syrian military Monday evening in response to an attempt by four men to plant explosives near the security fence between Israel and Syria Sunday night.

The Israel Defense Forces struck numerous positions held by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces, including observation posts, intelligence collections systems, anti-aircraft artillery, and command and control systems.

“The IDF sees the Syrian regime as responsible for all operations carried out in its territory and will continue to act with determination against all attacks on the sovereignty of the State of Israel,” said the IDF in a statement.

READ MORE HERE: https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/israel/2020/august/israel-attacks-syria-following-attempted-border-bombing-attack

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Tropical Storm Isaias spawns deadly tornado, brings flooding and widespread outages

Tropical Storm Isaias spawns deadly tornado, brings flooding and widespread outages

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The Pandemic Is a Dress Rehearsal

Eight months after the novel coronavirus burst out of Wuhan, China, it has created unprecedented economic and social disruption, with economies cratering across the globe and more destruction to come. Tens of millions have lost their jobs, and millions more have seen their life savings disappear as governments forced restaurants, bars and

READ MORE HERE: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-pandemic-is-a-dress-rehearsal-11596495140

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Mosquito-Borne Illness Alert in Miami-Dade After 2 More West Nile Infections

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The Florida Department of Health placed Miami-Dade County under a mosquito-borne illness alert after two more people were confirmed to have West Nile virus infections.

The two new cases of West Nile virus infection of local transmission brought the total infections to 26 in 2020, officials said Tuesday.

West Nile is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. There are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat West Nile infections in people.

READ MORE HERE: https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/mosquito-borne-illness-alert-in-miami-dade-after-2-more-west-nile-infections/2272854/

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Your Phone Is Spying On You, And Companies Are Generating Secret “Surveillance Scores” Based On That Information

Nothing that you do on your phone is private.  In this day and age, most of us have become extremely dependent on our phones, and most Americans never even realize that these extremely sophisticated little devices are gathering mountains of information on each one of us.  Your phone knows what you look like, it knows the sound of your voice, it knows where you have been, it knows where you have shopped, it knows your Internet searches and it knows what you like to do in your free time.  In fact, your phone literally knows thousands of things about you, and all of that information is bought and sold every single day without you knowing.  And as you will see below, there are lots of companies out there that use information collected from our phones to create secret “surveillance scores” that are used for a whole host of alarming purposes.

READ MORE HERE: http://themostimportantnews.com/archives/your-phone-is-spying-on-you-and-companies-are-generating-secret-surveillance-scores-based-on-that-information

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Huge explosion rocks Beirut with widespread damage, injuries

BEIRUT (AP) — A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city’s port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 70 people were killed and 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said.

The blast struck with the force of a 3.5 magnitude earthquake, according to Germany’s geosciences center GFZ, and it was heard and felt as far away as Cyprus more than 200 kilometers (180 miles) across the Mediterranean.

READ MORE HERE: https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/08/04/huge-explosion-rocks-beirut-with-widespread-damage-injuries/24581584/

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Scientists Start Construction of World’s Largest Fusion Reactor

Today, engineers started construction of the world’s largest nuclear fusion project in southern France, The Guardian reports, with operations planned to begin in late 2025.

The project, called ITER, is an international collaborative effort between 35 countries with enormous ambitions: prove the feasibility of fusion energy with a gigantic magnetic device called a “tokamak,” as per the project’s official website.

“Enabling the exclusive use of clean energy will be a miracle for our planet,” ITER director-general Bernard Bigot said during today’s virtual celebration, as quoted by The Guardian.

READ MORE HERE: https://futurism.com/scientists-start-construction-worlds-largest-fusion-reactor

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VISA announces global plans for crypto payments – will go global with major tokens

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The major payments service will be implementing crypto into their payment system with the help of existing crypto trading platforms

In a recent press release, Visa announced its move into the digital currency space by integrating crypto transactions with its global network of 61 million merchants. The platform will support 25 different cryptos, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple.

Visa seems to be realising that the use of crypto is becoming more prominent outside of the fintech field, with consumers and businesses adopting the technology in larger numbers. From May 2019 to May 2020, more than $10 billion in crypto was used for online payments

READ MORE HERE: https://coinjournal.net/news/visa-announces-global-plans-for-crypto-payments-will-go-global-with-major-tokens/

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