July 23, 2018 - August 5, 2018 
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 June 17 - Genetically modified babies given go ahead by UK ethics body
 Article: Cloning And Genetic Egineering

Comment from UTT:
Genetic modification of human babies has been given a green light in the UK. While the claim is that this will bring about a positive outcome for mankind in the future, the potential for disaster may also be in the making. Man does not have the wisdom to play God.

The creation of babies whose DNA has been altered to give them what parents perceive to be the best chances in life has received a cautious green light in a landmark report from a leading UK ethics body.

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics said that changing the DNA of a human embryo could be "morally permissible" if it was in the future child's interests and did not add to the kinds of inequalities that already divide society.

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 July 25 - A string of earthquakes off the west coast of the US are detected miles from the Cascadia fault, where scientists warn 'the Big One' could be poised to hit at any time
 Article: Signs Of The Last Times

Comment from UTT:
Predictions are being made by seismologists based on recent earthquakes that the west coast of the United States may soon experience the "Big One."

A series of earthquakes have shaken a region of ocean off the west coast of the US. Scientists have detected a cluster of 11 earthquakes, ranging in magnitude from 2.8 to 5.6 on the Richter scale. The cluster occurred on the seabed at the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate, around six miles (10km) underwater. This plate forms part of the Cascadia subduction zone, which runs from Northern California to British Columbia. Previous studies have warned this geological spot of weakness has the potential to deliver an earthquake much stronger than the infamous San Andreas fault. Seismologists say a full rupture along the 650-mile-long (1,000 km) offshore fault could trigger a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and an accompanying tsunami.

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 July 25 - Evangelicals Warn Mary Has 'Taken Jesus' Place on the Cross' as Millions Seek Miracles in France
 Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days

Comment from UTT:
Over the past couple of decades there has been a trend for many evangelicals to join together with Catholics, creating an ecumenical unity. This article makes it clear that a "Mary" centered Christianity is not biblical Christianity

As millions of people travel to Lourdes, France, every year in search of divine healing, some evangelical missionaries are warning that at the holy site venerated by Catholics, many are revering the Virgin Mary more than Jesus Christ.

"For followers of Jesus Christ, the atmosphere in Lourdes is dark and discouraging. Christians know that it is 'the Lord who heals you' (Exodus 15:26). The determination and expectation of 6 million pilgrims a year feels overwhelming," Pioneers, a missions agency that is based in Florida but has offices worldwide, said last week. 

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 July 24 - Israel Draws Red Line with Russia
 Article: Israel And The Last Days

Comment from UTT:
Israel is very much aware of the threat Iran poses to their future existence in the middle-east. They are also aware of the alliance between Russia and Iran and the threat this is to them.
According to officials, Israel is demanding that exactly zero Iranian forces be allowed anywhere in Syria period.

This is a red line that is driving a wedge into Israeli-Russian relations. 

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 July 19 - The cashless society is a con - and big finance is behind it
 Article: Technology For A Global Monetary System

Comment from UTT:
The world is gradually being forced into a society that eliminates checks and cash, replacing all financial transactions electronically and digitally.

All over the western world banks are shutting down cash machines and branches. They are trying to push you into using their digital payments and digital banking infrastructure. Just like Google wants everyone to access and navigate the broader internet via its privately controlled search portal, so financial institutions want everyone to access and navigate the broader economy through their systems.

Another aim is to cut costs in order to boost profits. Branches require staff. Replacing them with standardised self-service apps allows the senior managers of financial institutions to directly control and monitor interactions with customers. Banks, of course, tell us a different story about why they do this. I recently got a letter from my bank telling me that they are shutting down local branches because "customers are turning to digital", and they are thus "responding to changing customer preferences". I am one of the customers they are referring to, but I never asked them to shut down the branches.

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 July 23 - Cambridge University scientists create artificial embryo from stem cells
 Article: Cloning And Genetic Egineering

Comment from UTT:
British scientists continue to tinker with life, relaxing the current ethics standards and creating the possibility of producing human embryos without the process of fertilization.

Artificial embryos built from scratch using stem cells have been created by scientists. Researchers bypassed the act of fertilisation by growing the self-assembling structures in the laboratory. Although the cells used came from mice, the experiment has opened up a new frontier in embryo research with major ethical implications. Creating embryos in the lab is expected to help scientists unlock the mysteries of early human development.

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