China Warns The US Military On Abusing Military Power, Says ‘They Are Watching’

Washington’s Iran policy is counterproductive and the killing of Qassem Soleimani is an abuse of US military force, a senior Chinese diplomat said in a call with Tehran, adding Beijing will play a “constructive” role in the Gulf. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed that his nation opposes the use of military force after hearing from his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, who condemned the US’ targeted assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani on Friday. Wang stressed that the US operation was a breach of international norms and threatened to significantly increase turbulence in the region.

Also: (Dahboo77) – The 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Movement Is Growing Quickly

Many of you probably have heard of the second amendment sanctuary movement, which consists of municipalities and counties across the U.S. passing resolutions pledging not to enforce additional gun control measures infringing upon the right to bear arms. The current movement traces its origins back to Effingham County in southern Illinois, which passed a resolution in April 2018 calling the county a second amendment “sanctuary”, essentially a vow to ignore gun control legislation proposed by Illinois state lawmakers. This particular tactic gained traction not just within Illinois, where 67 of 102 counties have now passed similar resolutions, but throughout the country. Also: (Dahboo77) – If They Shut Down The Strait of Hormuz Crude Would Jump to $150

When we first reported the news of Suleimani’s Ousting, one of the first things we showed was the placement of US naval ship around the globe, emphasizing the location of aircraft carrier CVN 75 “Harry Truman” which is currently located just off the Straits of Hormuz. Also: (Dahboo77) – Sky Turns Blood Red In Australia As Massive Fire Sweeps The Region

Photos and videos coming out of Mallacoota on Tuesday morning showed the sky had turned a dark, glowing red as out-of-control bushfires moved in on the small town in the East Gippsland region of Victoria. Also: (Dahboo77) – Mysterious Drone Flights In Colorado Continue to Baffle Investigators

Multiple sightings of drones flying at night in Colorado have left investigators and residents with far more questions than answers since it started happening earlier this month. Sheriff Tom Nestor of Lincoln County told ABC News there were two confirmed sightings of drones flying over open areas, including ranches. But there have been reports of more sightings in other counties in the northeastern part of the state. Also: (Dahboo77) – UN Moves Towards Handing Dictatorships Power to Control Internet, Embraces Blockchain

The United Nations wants to hand power to dictatorial regimes like China to control the Internet, prompting fears of a massive new free speech purge. The General Assembly has approved a resolution sponsored by China and Russia to set up a committee of “international experts” whose role would be to stop “the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes.”

United Nations secretary-general António Guterres says the intergovernmental giant needs to embrace blockchain. In a statement provided to Forbes by the secretary-general’s office, Guterres touted the technology first made popular by bitcoin as a crucial component of the organization that generate’s $50 billion in revenue annually. Also: (Dahboo77) – Germans Rush to Buy Gold as Draft Bill Threatens to Restrict Purchases

Reports have emerged depicting long lines in front of a physical gold sales location in Germany, in view of pending legislation which would once again lower the anonymous purchase limit, this time from €10,000 to €2,000. The last drop happened in 2017 when the limit was set at €15,000. A draft bill from the German finance ministry is being pointed to as the reason for the change, which is scheduled to take effect from Jan. 10, 2020.