October 15, 2018 - October 21, 2018 
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 October 8 - Netanyahu Says Israel Preparing for War With Gaza
 Article: Wars And Rumors Of Warts

Comment from UTT:
Israel faces constant aggravation from outside terrorist forces and has no other option than to prepare for war.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stark warning to the Palestinian Authority and to the international community during Sunday's cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. The gist of his remarks was that Israel will not hesitate to launch a full-scale military operation against the Gaza Strip if the situation along the coastal enclave's border continues to deteriorate.

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 October 10 - Witches Outnumber Presbyterians in the US; Wicca, Paganism Growing 'Astronomically'
 Article: Miscellaneous

Comment from UTT:
Witchcraft and the occult are on the increase as the effects of postmodernism accelerate.

The population of self-identified witches has risen dramatically in the United States in recent decades, as interest in astrology and witchcraft practices have become increasingly mainstreamed. While data is sparse, Quartz noted, the practice of witchcraft has grown significantly in recent decades; those who identify as witches has risen concurrently with the rise of the "witch aesthetic."

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 October 11 - Rewriting reproduction: With stem cells and CRISPR, scientists breed mice with same-sex parents
 Article: Cloning And Genetic Engineering

Comment from UTT:
Scientists find techniques to alter the natural bounds for reproduction allowing same same sex parents to have offspring.  According to the Bible, whatever man imagines he can do, he can do in order to defy God.
For the first time, scientists said Thursday that they had bred mice with two genetic fathers, steering around biological hurdles that would otherwise prevent same-sex parents from having offspring. The researchers also bred mouse pups with two genetic mothers. Those pups matured into adults and had pups of their own, outpacing previous efforts to create so-called bimaternal mice.

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 October 12 - Joint Communication Network For Biometric Databases Being Established
 Article: One World Government

Comment from UTT:
The technology of our day has the ability to track and trace human beings anywhere on planet earth. This capability was once considered to be science fiction, but is now a reality.
The Military is instructing local police forces how to "master the human domain" with biometric identification and AI analysis of populations. On the battlefield, mastering the human domain means changing, informing or shaping human behavior. When turned on our own civilian population, you have the ultimate social engineering event that will transform society. ⁃ TN Editor

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 October 17 - The First International Buddhist-Christian Dialogue for Nuns Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
 Article: Ecumenical Movement

Comment from UTT:
Interesting link between Catholic nuns and Buddhist nuns exposed in this article - contemplative prayer. While the claim is that they are using dialogue to search for God, what god are they searching for?

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID), in collaboration with Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, the Association of the Major Superiors of Religious Women in Taiwan, and Dialogue Interreligieux Monastique·Monastic Interreligious Dialogue (DIM·MID) has organized the First International Buddhist-Christian Dialogue for Nuns, which will take place at Fo Guang Shan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, from October 14-18, 2018. The main theme of the conference is "Contemplative Action and Active Contemplation: Buddhist and Christian Nuns in Dialogue".

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 October 16 - Humans beings on the brink of IMMORTALITY, top scientist claims
 Article: Transhumanism

Comment from UTT:
Human beings continue to attempt to find ways with the use of technology to defy death and promise immortality.

Dr Ian Pearson has previously said people will have the ability to "not die" by 2050 - just over 30 years from now. Two of the methods he said humans might use were "body part renewal" and linking bodies with machines so that people are living their lives through an android.


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 October 13 - Smart Home Surveillance: Governments Tell Google's Nest To Hand Over Data 300 Times
 Article: Miscellaneous

Comment from UTT:
Personal privacy invasion is a total reality through the use of Smart Home Surveillance technology.

Anyone pumped for this week's launch of Google's Home Hub might want to temper their excitement. A smart home is a surveilled home. That's been the concern of privacy activists since citizens started lighting up their abodes with so-called "smart" tech in recent years.

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