Hope can see heaven through the thickest clouds. —Thomas Brooks
Feb. 24, 2015
Without any fanfare or speech, President Obama could issue his first veto of 2015. By refusing to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline bill, Obama will usher in a new and contentious relationship with the Republican-controlled Congress that will likely result in many more vetoes before he leaves office.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed legislation that separates the immigration issue from funding for the Department of Homeland Security after the Senate failed Monday for a fourth time to advance a House-passed bill that linked the two matters. Funding for the department is set to expire Friday.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald is backtracking on an inaccurate claim that he served in the Special Forces, according to reports.
The Federal Communications Commission is poised this week to approve strong net neutrality rules, setting up an awkward hurdle for court battles ahead: its own prior decisions. Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal is opposed by AT&T Inc., Comcast Corp. and other providers, which want as little government involvement as possible.
Allergan Chief Executive Officer David Pyott could receive about $100 million if he’s terminated following Actavis Plc’s acquisition of the Botox maker.
Home prices in 20 U.S. cities appreciated at a faster pace in the year ended in December, a sign that a limited supply is forcing up property values.
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the world’s biggest banks manipulated prices of precious metals such as silver and gold as it pushes to wrap up probes into currency-rate rigging, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
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A sophisticated tunnel has been discovered near a major sporting venue and a university in Toronto, reports said Monday, with Canada on edge over the threat of possible extremist attacks.
An Islamic court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to death for renouncing his Muslim faith, the English-language daily Saudi Gazette reported on Tuesday.
Jihadists from the Islamic State group have kidnapped at least 90 Assyrian Christians in northeast Syria, after overrunning two villages, a monitor said Tuesday.
An Indonesian court on Tuesday dismissed a bid by two Australian drug traffickers on death row to avoid execution by challenging the president’s rejection of their pleas for clemency.
At least five drones were spotted flying over central Paris landmarks during the night and police were unable to catch the operators, sources close to the probe said.
An Arkansas bill that prohibits cities and local governments from establishing anti-discrimination codes that differ from state law was enacted on Monday, with opponents saying the measure is aimed at blocking moves to protect gays in the state.
Foreign ministers from Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France gathered Tuesday to try to revive a shaky ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin ruled out an “apocalyptic scenario” of all-out war.
Toyota President unveiled the assembly line that is making the first mass market fuel-cell car. The world’s biggest carmaker plans to produce 700 units of the four-door Mirai sedan — powered by hydrogen and emitting nothing but water vapour from its tailpipe — by the end of December.
About 20 Florida manatees were freed from a storm drain near Cape Canaveral, where they were apparently trying to warm themselves, officials and local media said.
South Korea and the United States said on Tuesday they would launch their annual joint military exercises on March 2, setting the stage for a likely surge in tensions with North Korea.
South Korea said it had received two bids on Tuesday for a multi-billion dollar fighter jet contract, with foreign makers Airbus and Lockheed Martin each partnering with a Korean firm to submit rival offers.
In the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis, the number of suicides worldwide directly linked to unemployment spiked by 5,000 cases.
A dozen university students were in hospital after overdosing on “Molly” or MDMA, a popular synthetic party drug, in Connecticut.
A suicide bomb attack has killed more than a dozen people in Potiskum, north-eastern Nigeria, reports said.
There is outrage in India over a Hindu leader’s comment that Mother Teresa’s charity work had one objective – to convert the poor to Christianity.
Eurozone finance ministers have approved reform proposals submitted by Greece in order to gain an extension of its bailout, officials said.
Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson warned that a Somalia-based terrorist group is encouraging “independent actors” to carry out attacks in Western countries, with the Mall of America in Minnesota among the specific targets, but he failed to mention that the U.S. continues to import hundreds of high-risk Islamic refugees from Somalia every month.
Gov. Bobby Jindal continued his attacks on President Obama, proclaiming just outside the White House Monday that Obama is “unfit to be commander in chief” based on his refusal to commit resources needed to defeat and kill radical Islamic terrorists.
Math and reading standards hang in the balance as lawmakers prepare to make a final decision on a bill that would eradicate Common Core in South Dakota.
14 Signs That Most Americans Are Flat Broke And Totally Unprepared For The Coming Economic Crisis
When the coming economic crisis strikes, more than half the country is going to be financially wiped out within weeks. At this point, more than 60 percent of all Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and a whopping 24 percent of the country has more credit card debt than emergency savings. One of the primary principles that any of these “financial experts” that you see on television will teach you is to have a cushion to fall back on. At the very least, you never know when unexpected expenses like major car repairs or medical bills will come along. And in the event of a major economic collapse, if you do not have any financial cushion at all you will be a sitting duck. Yes, I know that there are millions upon millions of families out there that are just trying to scrape by from month to month at this point. I hear from people that are deeply struggling in this economy all the time. So I don’t blame them for not being able to save lots of money. But if you are in a position to build up an emergency fund, you need to do so. We have been experiencing an extended period of relative economic stability, but it will not last. In fact, the time for getting prepared for the next great economic downturn is rapidly running out, and most Americans are not ready for it at all. The following are 14 signs that most Americans are flat broke and totally unprepared for the coming economic crisis… (Read More….)
Obama’s ‘Deal’ Would Allow Iran To Start Building Nuclear Bombs In About 10 Years
Should Iran be permitted to build as many nuclear bombs as it wants just a decade from now? Shockingly, this is precisely what the “deal” that the Obama administration is currently negotiating would allow Iran to do. Even the Washington Post, an enthusiastic cheerleader for Obama all these years, says that this deal is the equivalent of “giving Iran everything it wants“. Sadly, ever since negotiations with Iran began several years ago, the stance of the Obama administration has been to retreat, retreat and then retreat some more. Back in 2005, the western world was insisting that Iran was not going to be allowed to have any centrifuges at all. But now we are going to allow Iran to keep all of the nuclear infrastructure that it has built up, and a decade from now it will be allowed to start building nuclear weapons. This is a country that is run by genocidal Islamic fanatics that consider the United States to be “the Great Satan” and that wants to wipe the nation of Israel off the face of the planet. Under no circumstances should Iran ever be allowed to build even a single nuclear weapon. If Obama goes through with this deal, he is betraying the United States, Israel and the entire western world. (Read More…)
“As neither reason requires, nor religion permits the contrary, every man living in or out of a state of civil society, has a right peaceably and quietly to worship God according to the dictates of his conscience.” –Samuel Adams, A State of the Rights of the Colonists, 1772
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Senate Republicans are starting to concede on the efforts to authorize Department of Homeland Security funding and stop Barack Obama’s executive overreach on immigration. Given the judicial off-ramp, why should they try? A Texas judge issued an injunction, and if DHS loses its funding the executive branch would make it a political nightmare. Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill that opposes Obama’s executive actions but does not strip those diktats of funding. It’s an effort to gain votes from sympathetic Democrats to override a certain veto. On the Senate floor, McConnell said, “Some Democrats give the impression they want Congress to address the overreach. But when they vote, they always seem to have an excuse for supporting actions they once criticized. So I’m going to begin proceedings on targeted legislation that would only address the most recent overreach from November. It isn’t tied to DHS’ funding. It removes their excuse.” It used to be that the greatest power against an out-of-control president Congress had was its control of the purse. Clearly, however, Republicans are struggling to stop a presidential action a court already said is unconstitutional. McConnell’s answer may be their only way out. More…
An African terrorist group, the al-Qaida-affiliated al Shabab, called for attacks on U.S. shopping malls, including the Mall of America in Minnesota. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson addressed the issue, saying, “We’ve seen this a number of times now where a group will call for an attack on a country, on a specific location. So, we’ve got to be vigilant. … I am not telling people to not go to the mall. I think there needs to be an awareness. There needs to be vigilance. We’re in a new phase right now, and that involves public participation in our efforts.” So why is this news? Terrorists are known for calling for one attack or another against the West (anyone remember when al-Qaida called for jihadis to start forest fires?) and DHS has operated the See Something, Say Something campaign for years. Johnson only talks about the threat on national television because, at the end of the week, the funding for his department will dry up unless lawmakers pass a funding bill with or without monies for Barack Obama’s immigration actions. Nothing like a good crisis, eh? More…
The Washington Post’s Ed Rogers is a “sufficiently intimidated, mostly tame Republican,” and he “won’t say” he shares Rudy Giuliani’s opinion of Barack Obama’s love of country. But Rogers also says there are “plenty of reasons that suggest Obama might not love America.” For example, he writes, “It’s easy to imagine Bill Clinton and either President Bush getting teary-eyed at the proverbial Fourth of July parade, as the veterans wave and flatbeds filled with 4-H kids roll by. It’s hard to imagine Obama in a similar situation.” Far more important than simple imagery, however, Rogers points to Obama’s “willingness to accommodate America’s traditional enemies and at times, disregard old friends, [which] has been a nagging and persistent pattern” in his presidency. Of Obama’s lecture about the Crusades, Rogers says, “It was just another example of how the president appears willing to try to understand — if not justify — the actions of those who hate America. When the president is slow to condemn our enemies, it raises doubts about what he really thinks of their case against America.” In other words, if Obama loves America, he’s not exactly offering a lot of proof. More…
Women don’t get equal pay in America, says actress Patricia Arquette, and she blames the Founders. “To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights,” Arquette said in her Oscar acceptance speech. “It’s time to have wage equality once and for all. And equal rights for women in the United States of America.” The supposed pay gap has been largely discredited, but never confuse a liberal (especially one from Hollywood) with facts. Worse, Arquette went on to blame the men who fought to secure Liberty and who authored our Constitution. “It’s inexcusable that we go around the world and we talk about equal rights for women in other countries when we don’t have equal rights for women in America,” Arquette lectured. “And we don’t because when they wrote the Constitution, they didn’t intend it for women.” In the Heritage Foundation’s Guide to the Constitution, Tiffany Jones Miller explains, “Contrary to popular belief, the United States Constitution of 1787 is a gender-neutral document. Throughout the original text, the Framers refer to ‘persons’ — as opposed to ‘male persons’ — and use the pronoun ‘he’ only in the generic sense. The word ‘male’ did not even appear in the Constitution until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified in 1868.” In other words, Arquette suffers from something common to men and women on the Left: ignorance.
For years, race-baiter Al Sharpton has made bank by telling companies to pay him to avoid being accused of racism. Now, Sharpton himself is named in a $20 billion lawsuit accusing him of facilitating racism at Comcast in order to “whitewash Comcast’s discriminatory business practices.” The National Association of African-American Owned Media sued over the merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, alleging such a merger would discriminate against black-produced media. “Despite the notoriously low ratings that Sharpton’s show generates,” the suit said, “Comcast has allowed Sharpton to maintain his hosting position for more than three years in exchange for Sharpton’s continued public support for Comcast on issues of diversity.” Ouch. While Comcast calls this suit frivolous, Sharpton may not fare well in the near future. There are rumors swirling at MSNBC that the company is struggling because leftist opinion isn’t making the money it used to. Sharpton may lose his 6 p.m. weekday slot for a less desirable time on the weekend. We know what Sharpton would say of the change: It’s discrimination! More…
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Ever since Bill and Hillary Clinton first stepped into public life, the American people have been subjected to their never-ending series of shady political dealings and legal and ethical problems. Hillary’s upcoming presidential run will be no exception. In fact, her latest adventure could top them all.
A recent report by The Wall Street Journal’s James Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus reveals that Hillary’s involvement with the Clinton Foundation is the focal point of a number of questions about possible influence peddling and selling access to the federal government to foreign entities.
The organization, recently renamed the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, was founded after Bill left office in order to advance humanitarian causes around the world. Well, that’s the foundation’s stated mission. In reality, it was designed to keep Bill’s political muscles flexed and open up new avenues of opportunity for Hillary, whose own run for the presidency was as inevitable as the sunrise when the organization was founded 14 years ago.
In that time, the Foundation has taken in millions of dollars in donations from corporations and individuals from around the world to fund its programs. It has hosted major events in the U.S., in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum, and other locales to show the world just how busy the Clintons are in trying to save it. And it keeps the Clinton family on the move. They racked up $8.5 million in travel expenses in 2013 alone. Is the Foundation really a busy hive of humanitarian activity, or is it, as Kimberly Strassel suggests, the most powerful campaign Super PAC ever devised? Judge for yourself.
Despite Barack Obama’s personal request for Bill to quit raising money from foreign governments while Hillary was Obama’s secretary of state, the Foundation proved to be quite adept at hauling in corporate cash during her tenure.
Some considered Hillary to be a champion for American business during her time at the State Department. It’s nothing new for secretaries of state or other international representatives of the U.S. government to work for favorable conditions for American companies overseas. But the perception of a quid pro quo is undeniable, and it’s alarming.
The Wall Street Journal’s analysis of public and foundation disclosures reveals that at least 60 companies which lobbied the State Department during Hillary’s term as secretary of state donated more than $26 million to the Clinton Foundation. At least 44 of those companies took part in philanthropic endeavors coordinated by the Clinton Global Initiative worth some $3.2 billion. Hillary also created 15 public-private partnerships managed by the State Department that involved at least 25 of the aforementioned 60 companies.
Corporate donations to politically connected organizations like the Clinton Foundation are not illegal so long as they are not in exchange for favors. There is no direct evidence of that here, but, after years of watching Bill and Hillary operate, that doesn’t mean much.
The paper trail is vast and complex — no doubt deliberately so. The timeline of donations from companies that dealt with Secretary Clinton shows no distinct pattern that would raise a red flag at first glance. Some donations came to the Foundation after dealings with Hillary’s State Department; sometimes the donations came before. Were the Foundation an actual political PAC, it would be obligated by law to disclose in great detail the level and origination of contributions, what they were for, and how they were distributed. But the Foundation is not a PAC, which helps it disguise some of this.
Access to money and the support of powerful friends both foreign and domestic is what could put Hillary in the White House, and she and Bill know it. It sure won’t be her charm. And, since it’s illegal for foreigners to contribute to U.S. elections, the Foundation offers a clever way to circumvent election law and presents an opportunity for unfettered access to the White House should Hillary win in 2016.
What kind of damage can the Clinton Foundation’s web of donations from and connections to companies and foreign governments do to Hillary’s campaign? That’s difficult to say because Bill and Hillary have set this one up quite nicely. And they are, as always, unfettered by the perception some will have over the arrangement. As George Will notes, “One of the great strengths of the Clintons all along … was a complete inability to be embarrassed.”
Will is correct in assuming that the Clintons don’t care what the Foundation looks like. They will use its humanitarian mission as a shield against any accusations of wrongdoing. But former Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs admits, “I think there is no doubt that the appearances are awkward at best. They’re going to have to do something in the very short term to deal with this in a way that puts it off the table.”
Gibbs’ words speak volumes. It won’t be a matter of ending the practice of taking in money from questionable sources that strain the integrity of the Clinton presidential campaign. It will be a matter of getting it “off the table.” The Leftmedia will come in handy there. Leftist news outlets are already working their magic. The Wall Street Journal story that opened this can of worms last week could have been the top political story. Instead we watched as numerous talking heads got a case of the vapors over what Rudy Giuliani said about Obama’s lack of love for this country.
Duck, dive, twist and pivot. And then blame someone else. And lie about everything. That’s the Clinton playbook for winning a presidential election. And the game is in progress.
A couple of notable strikes are hurting private businesses and their employees, as well as impacting the price of food, goods and fuel nationwide. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) arguably hasn’t been on strike so much as it merely slowed and stalled cargo loads for months now, but a tentative agreement has been reached. For now, ports will resume full operations.
Several California industries suffered from the ILWU’s slowdown. Two such industries are Honda and the North American Meat Institute — the former due to a shortage of parts and the latter due to meat sitting in freezers instead of being shipped to retailers.
Though the work slowdown, conducted by dockworkers at 29 different West Coast ports, didn’t exactly bring the economy to a grinding halt, it’s impact was felt nationwide. It hurt workers whose jobs depend upon imports and exports that have to make it through the dockworkers. In other words, the workers who are not part of the union suffered because of the union — which was probably part of the point.
Unions came about to bargain for competitive wages, and there’s nothing wrong with that in principle. In fact, unions did much good to improve working conditions throughout the 20th century. In some cases, that’s still true. But this particular dispute was a bit extravagant. Why? According to the manager of ports for the Pacific Maritime Association, “[A]n average full-time worker makes $147,000 a year, with very generous benefits on top of that.” That said, “[T]he ILWU says longshoremen aren’t always able to work as many hours as they’d like, putting a typical income at $83,000.”
Walking off a job this good probably sounds insane to the average American worker who earns far less than this, but remember: These longshoremen work in California. While it may sound like they’re getting rich, in reality, the cost of living and excessive taxation in the Golden State mean they’re merely earning a good middle-class income. Dock work is very labor intensive, and these blue-collar workers should be paid well.
But the workers were offered a pay raise of 14% over five years, which averages about 3% per year. What American in the Obama economy wouldn’t jump at that offer? Unfortunately for the longshoremen who would take it, the union wanted more. (Details of the tentative agreement have yet to be released.)
In related news, some workers in oil refineries are on strike. According to CBS News, the United Steel Workers (USW) union announced Saturday “that workers at the largest refinery in the U.S., the Motiva Enterprise refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, started their strike at midnight on Friday.” And “employees at two other refineries and a chemical plant in Louisiana started their strike at the end of Saturday.”
Naturally, whenever refineries shut down or lose productivity due to strikes, gas prices rise, specifically in those states that rely on those refineries for fuel. The American consumer ends up paying for it, which doesn’t bode well for many Americans who are still struggling to make ends meet. Just when we were enjoying low gas prices…
The main problem is unions have become far too political, complacent and corrupt. Their often lavish demands and actions affect the larger economy, negatively impacting private industries and, in turn, Americans’ wallets. Americans don’t want to — and often can’t — pay more for gas, food, retail and other services. But, when unions have so much power and influence over the market, what can we expect?
TOP 5 RIGHT OPINION COLUMNS
- Thomas Sowell: Giuliani Versus Obama
- David Limbaugh: The Media’s Slimy Assault on Gov. Walker
- Dennis Prager: The President and ‘Violent Extremism’
- Tony Perkins: Kerry: More Hot Air About Hot Air
- Arnold Ahlert: The GOP Will Stand or Fall on These Two Issues
OPINION IN BRIEF
Author Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862): “Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.”
Columnist Thomas Sowell: “If all else fails, critics of Mayor Giuliani can say that a man is entitled to be considered ‘innocent until proven guilty.’ But that principle applies in a court of law. Outside a court of law, there is no reason to presume anyone innocent until proven guilty. It is especially dangerous to presume a President of the United States — any president — innocent until proven guilty. Whoever is president has the lives of hundreds of millions of Americans, and the fate of a nation, in his hands. It is those millions of people and that nation who deserve the benefit of the doubt. We need to err on the side of safety for the people and the country. Squeamish politeness to an individual cannot outweigh that. We need to keep that in mind for the next president, and for all future presidents. We might have been better off if the question of Obama’s patriotism had been raised before he was first elected. Never should we ignore so many red flag warnings again. There is little that can be done about President Obama now, no matter what he does. Impeachment, even if it succeeded, would mean Joe Biden as president and riots across the country. It is hard to know which would be worse.”
Columnist Dennis Prager: “Normative Islam demands theocracy. Does the president not know that? Does he not know that 91 percent of Iraqis and 89 percent of Palestinians believe that Sharia should be the law of the country? That 29 percent of Egyptians believe that suicide bombings are justified? That the majority of Muslim-majority countries have blasphemy and/or apostasy laws? And if he did, would he say they are all perverting Islam? … What Christians, Jews, Buddhists or Hindus are ‘killing innocents in the name of God?’ And what religion other than Islam has scriptures that exhort its followers to slay unbelievers? … The reason Muslims gravitate toward violence is a broken moral compass, not a lack of education or jobs. … Never before in American history has an American president denied the existence of the greatest evil of his day. That should make everyone — except the Islamist terrorists he won’t name — very uneasy.”
Humorist Frank J. Fleming: “There are two things the left hates: 1. Patriotism. 2. Having their patriotism questioned.”
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Posted: 24 Feb 2015 08:40 AM PST
It appears that Russia may be sending a strong message to the White House and the President of the United States President Barack Obama as Photos are circulating of a Missile being paraded thru the streets of Russia on “Army Day” with a disturbing message on it that reads “To be personally delivered to Obama” The missile included a Communist hammer and sickle on the front. Source – The Gateway Pundit
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|Is There Any Room for Repentance in Our Modern Preaching?Posted: 24 Feb 2015 08:25 AM PST
Article By Eddie Hyatt – I am not one given to visions, but in 1975, upon graduation from Bible school, I saw a vision of a coming great falling away in the church, followed by an even greater revival. I have lived to see the first part of the vision—the falling away—fulfilled. I believe the second part of the vision—the great revival—could be at the door and tarries, perhaps, until we make some much needed adjustments in how we see and present Jesus. When I saw the great falling away I heard the words, “Jesus is a means, not an end.” I knew immediately and instinctively that the falling away would be characterized, not by a rejection of Jesus, but by Him being preached and embraced as a means to personal happiness rather than as the end or goal for life. A means is “how” we reach a desired end or goal. If my end or goal is to travel from Dallas to New York, there are various means at my disposal for reaching that goal. The means may vary but the end is stationary, for the end is what is important. FULL ARTICLE
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|Are We Opening the Door to a Holocaust in America?Posted: 24 Feb 2015 08:20 AM PST
Article By DAVID LANE – Secularism dismisses Christianity as a cultural relic, “A primitive form of knowledge, a consolation for the weak-minded.”1 Not only is this off-target, it’s dangerous. The notion that the State can impart virtue is absurdly false. America’s Founders created a new form of government distinctly rooted in biblical principles. An exceptional people, seeped in biblical thought, biblical values, and God-emulating character birthed what Ronald Reagan called, “the idea of America.” Freedom requires Biblical virtue; righteousness is fundamental to a free people. Secularism has driven Christian faith from the public square. It segregates us dictating: “You can practice your faith in private if you wish. You can worship inside a church building. You can host Vacation Bible School at your church facilities. But don’t bring biblical values to public school, don’t pray, read the Bible or mention Jesus in the classroom, locker room or cafeteria. Don’t speak about Jesus in public and definitely not on television, radio, or mention him in movies.” FULL ARTICLE
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|Gay community looking to form new private school in AtlantaPosted: 24 Feb 2015 08:10 AM PST
What have we come to in America? How about an entire School centered around “Sexual Orientation”? Well that’s exactly what is happening in Atlanta, GA as Atlanta Residents are trying to start a new private school mainly for those who are from gay, lesbian or transgender families and make them feel comfortable. According to reports organizers have already secured an Intown location but need more money to get the school off the ground. “Pride School Atlanta” is what this facility will be called, Whose mission and purpose is to provide a safe and fun place for students to learn while letting them “be who they are”, Which of course means “Gay, Lesbian or Transgender”. “I want a place where queer and trans families can bring their kids and not have to worry about being the token lesbian family or the token gay family,” said Christian Zsilavetz. The married father of two says he will not stop until Pride School Atlanta is a reality. Zsilavetz is one of many joining forces with others in the community to form this school where children can learn without fear of harassment because of who they are or where they came from. “It’s an intentional safe space for kids for youth who want to learn and not have to worry about homophobic remarks every day,” he said. Source – NBC Atlanta
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|Islamic State in Syria abducts at least 90 from Christian villagesPosted: 24 Feb 2015 07:47 AM PST
Sources indicate that the Islamic State has abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria. Reports indicate the militants carried out dawn raids on rural villages inhabited by the ancient Christian minority west of Hasaka, a city mainly held by the Kurds.. This part of Syria is strategically important in the fight against Islamic State because it borders territory controlled by the group in Iraq, where it last year committed atrocities against the minority religious Yazidi community. Many Assyrian Christians have emigrated in the nearly four-year-long conflict in which more than 200,000 have people have been killed. Before the arrival of Kurds and Arab nomadic tribes at the end of the 19th century, Christians formed the majority in Syria’s Jazeera area, which includes Hasaka. FULL REPORT
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|Sinkhole Swallows Couple in South Korean Train Station PlatformPosted: 23 Feb 2015 08:45 PM PST
A Sinkhole resulted in two people being injured after falling three metres in South Korea. Surveillance footage posted online yesterday shows the man and woman get off a train together walking over a patch in the floor which gives and both are swallowed whole – their attempts to hold on proving futile as the sinkhole’s sides crumble away further. Another couple watch on in shock after narrowly avoiding the fall. FULL STORY
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|Are We witnessing the Kingdom of the Beast Rising?Posted: 23 Feb 2015 07:23 PM PST
Revelation 13:1 – Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.
Are we witnessing the creation of the “Kingdom of the Beast” mentioned by John the Revelator in the Book of Revelation regarding the Eighth and Final Empire that will come to Power controlled by their Islamic Leader many know as the “Antichrist”? The deadly grip of ISIS has stretched across the Middle East and into northern-Africa where today, only the Mediterranean Sea separates the militants from Europe. ISIS has now conquered regions of Iraq, Syria and recently Libya while building a terrifying support structure in Turkey, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Egypt’s Sinai Province, Afghanistan, Tunisia and Algeria. The Expansion is part of its ‘global strategy’ to seize control of destabilized countries while ‘engaging in all-out battle against the West. In the Book of Revelation, John indicates that Ten Kings will surrender their Kingdoms to the Antichrist in One Hour! FULL STORY
Revelation 17 – “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast.
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|Israel is Prepared for an “Alien Invasion”Posted: 23 Feb 2015 06:58 PM PST
According to a recent report from the Jerusalem Post Israel is not only prepared for an invasion of Islamic Nations but even prepared for something far more advanced! “An Alien Invasion”, and no’ we aren’t talking about “Illegal Aliens” were talking about Invaders from Space! This was the premise for last night’s training exercise for the Israel Air Force’s computer programming unit “Ofek” (horizon), meant to instill in the participants the importance of cyber defense by trying to sabotage the technological system of the alien spacecraft. “The participants of the exercise work daily on developing operational programs for the air force,” explained the commander of the engineering unit to the IDF website, Lt. Col. Meir. FULL STORY
|Pakistanis forced to surrender fingerprints in the name of SecurityPosted: 23 Feb 2015 06:48 PM PST
In the latest efforts to collect biometric information, Pakistan has ordered cellphone users to verify their identities through fingerprints for a national database being compiled to curb terrorism. If they fail to comply their service will be shut off! Concerned about a proliferation of illegal and untraceable SIM cards, the directive is the most visible step so far in Pakistan’s efforts to restore law and order after Taliban militants killed 150 students and teachers at a school in December. Officials said the six terrorists who stormed the school in Peshawar were using cellphones registered to one woman who had no obvious connection to the attackers. There is 103 million SIM cards in Pakistan — roughly the number of the adult population making efforts to match each person with their cellphone an endless task. Mobile companies have until April 15 to verify the owners of all of the cards, which are tiny chips in cellphones that carry a subscriber’s personal security and identity information. In the past six weeks, 53 million SIMs belonging to 38 million residents have been verified through biometric screening, officials said. If you’re reading this story from America you have to wonder “If and When” this will come to the United States in the name of “Security” ? FULL STORY
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|Has Battle Of Gog And Magog Begun?Posted: 23 Feb 2015 06:24 PM PST
Robert, a veteran of the 82nd Airborne living in North Dakota, calls Alex Jones at the 2:10 mark of the newly released video below and tells us that US military members are fed up with what they are now watching unfold in America and across the world while connecting the dots of today’s events by breaking down the books of Daniel and Revelation and sharing with us we are witnessing the unfolding of Biblical prophecy as the battle of Gog and Magog has begun. MORE
Georgia To Create State’s First LGBT-Only ‘Pride School’ Starting At Pre-K
School organizers hope to initially start Pride School Atlanta this fall with classes from Pre-K to 8th grade.
“He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.” Job 41:34 (KJV)
According to Centers for Disease Control’s National Health Information Survey, people claiming to be LGBTQ make up less than 5% of America. That’s a really small percentage. Since LGBTQ people are not able to reproduce naturally, they must either adopt or use a sperm donor to obtain a child. Once having procured the child, indoctrination must then begin if their ranks are ever going to grow. Now they say that they need their own school so training and indoctrination in the LGBTQ lifestyle will be seamless.
These poor kids will be relentlessly exposed to the queer lifestyle and bombarded with queer ideas and “values”. They won’t stand a chance. America in 2015 is a scary place, and getting more bizarre and fragmented with each passing day. Just wait until they add the “P” to the LGBTQ, and they absolutely will.
Even so, come Lord Jesus, and get us out of here…
ATLANTA — Some Atlantans are joining forces trying to start a new private school where students from all walks of life — mainly those who are from gay, lesbian or transgender families can feel comfortable.
School organizers have already secured an in-town location but need more money to get the school off the ground. School organizers and others in the gay and lesbian community are trying to start Pride School Atlanta.
“I want a place where queer and trans families can bring their kids and not have to worry about being the token lesbian family or the token gay family,” said Christian Zsilavetz. The married father of two says he will not stop until Pride School Atlanta is a reality.
Zsilavetz is joining forces with others in the community to form a private school where children can learn without fear of harassment because of who they are or where they came from.
“It’s an intentional safe space for kids for youth who want to learn and not have to worry about homophobic remarks every day,” he said.
Kara Vona has been an educator for 15 years. She is heterosexual, married to a man and proud mother of a 5-month-old little girl. She says she has seen students who cannot learn because of their sexual orientation, and will do what she can to get Pride School Atlanta off the ground.
“It’s not going to make everything better for every kid everywhere,” she said. “This is a small school that’s going to serve a small community but it’s going to serve them really well.”
The school has a location at Rock Springs Presbyterian Church on Piedmont Road, but more funding is needed. They say they hope to keep tuition down to $12,000 per year per student.
School organizers hope to initially start Pride School Atlanta this fall with classes from Pre-K to 8th grade. source – NBC Atlanta
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4 Of 10 Americans Are One Bill From Disaster
Almost four out of 10 Americans are living on the edge of financial ruin, given rainy-day funds that either match or are lower than their credit card debt …………. Click here for full story
Obama’s ‘Assurances’ Won’t Protect Israel
Israel should accept a “nuclear guarantee” from the Obama Administration and stop worrying about Iran’s nuclear capabilities, says longtime State Department peace processor Martin Indyk. In other words, Israel should entrust its future to a piece of paper signed by a president who has been, arguably, the most unfriendly president towards Israel in American history. ………. Click here for full story
Terror Threat Alert: UK’s Nuclear Plants Are At Serious Risk Of Terrorist Drone Strikes
Britain’s nuclear plants are at risk from a terrorist strike by unmanned drone aircraft. Such an attack could kill tens of thousands of people, a Government adviser has warned. But authorities are “burying their heads in the sand,” according to John Large………… Click here for full story
Hamas’s New Army Of Children
If Hamas has the resources to fund and arm a new “Liberation Army” consisting of 17,000 fighters, why does it continue to demand that the international community allocate billions of dollars for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip?……….. Click here for full story
House Churches Swap Steeples For Sofas, And Say They’ve Never Been Closer
At most churches, it’s embarrassing to show up late. But if you arrive early at Greg Stultz’s church, you might interrupt the hosts’ last-minute preparations as they put away homework or toss shoes up the stairs ……… Click here for full story
The McAvany Intel Memo
[From late 2014: …T]here are more large global political, financial, geostrategic crises happening at one time today than this writer has ever seen in 38 years of writing MIA. We have a crisis at the southern US border as Obama encourages millions of illegals to come pouring into the US from Central America, Mexico, and around the world. There is war raging between Israel and Hamas in Gaza with global media propaganda almost universally blaming Israel for the bloodshed. ISIS, the radical fundamentalist Muslim group in Iraq and Syria, is continuing its violent onslaught – slaughtering tens of thousands of Christians, Kurds, Muslims, and hapless victims of other faiths, and threatening to topple the weak Iraqi government that was established and armed by America.
The Ukrainian/Russian conflict is escalating into a war that could ultimately involve all of Europe and the US, and which could morph into a nuclear war. Race riots are beginning to emerge in America, with the Ferguson, Missouri riots just the first of many that may potentially erupt in coming months as Obama and the extreme political left he represents fan the flames of racial hatred across the US. If racial confrontations should proliferate across the country, this could be the trigger for martial law and a state of national emergency that the political establishment has been preparing for.
And meanwhile, the US and global financial situation becomes more shaky by the day with more countries in Europe, Latin America, and Africa on the verge of national bankruptcy, the seizing of bank deposits and pension assets, and the imposition of financial controls. The world is moving away from the US dollar and the US dominated World Bank and IMF, developing alternate structures, and toward a non-dollar dominated global financial system – that will be using currencies other than the dollar for international trade. A dollar crisis is coming as the world unloads its depreciating US dollars, and this is being fought (unsuccessfully) by the Wall Street/Fed/Treasury combine that sees itself losing control. There are growing indications that the US political/financial establishment could resort to war to stop the financial decline and loss of global power they find themselves in.
(Excerpt from McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, September 2014
On today’s Episode of The Briefing
1) Primacy of the ‘sovereign self’ causing global deterioration of the family
The Global Flight From the Family, Wall Street Journal (Nicholas Eberstadt)
Saving migrants’ lives should pose no dilemma for Europe, Financial Times
2) Losing the war for the family inevitably undermines US ‘War on Poverty’
All the Way With LBJ, Wall Street Journal (Arthur Herman)
3) First year of same sex marriage in Illinois exposes conflicting absolute values of moral revolutionaries
More than 6,500 Illinois same-sex marriage ceremonies in 2014, Chicago Sun Times
4) Sex-selective abortion ban debate reveals conflict between feminist and abortionist values
A vote to criminalise gender-selective abortion will be a disaster for women, The Guardian (Rebecca Schiller)
5) Error leading to arrest of jewelry thieves displays stupidity of sin
Inside Man in Paris Jewelry Holdups Admits to His Role, and Stupidity, New York Times (Doreen Carvajal)
In other news…
New defense secretary expresses openness toward transgender troops, Washington Post (Sandhya Somashekhar)
New defense secretary expresses openness toward transgender troops Washington Post (Sandhya Somashekhar)
Ontario’s new sex ed covers homosexuality, masturbation — and consent. Not everyone’s saying ‘yes’ National Post (Sarah Boesveld)
Gay unions getting nod in voting by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), The Post Gazette (Peter Smith)
Israel Haters Invade Wheaton College
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association worked with Wheaton College to open the Billy Graham Center in 1980. Graham wanted it to be a “world hub of inspiration, research, preaching and training” for the church’s mission of evangelism. If Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding (EMEU) has its way, this hub will also be a platform to undermine Christian support for Israel. The organization’s anti-Israel advocacy is so strong that one of its founders and current advisory board member, Reverend Donald Wagner, is a featured speaker at American Muslims for Palestine’s (AMP) annual conference later this month. The AMP’s list of speakers includes at least 13 Islamists, most of whom are tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and have defended Hamas and acts of terrorism.
How Libya’s Martyrs Are Witnessing to Egypt
Murders spark largest outreach ever amid new freedoms and new threats
Undaunted by the slaughter of 21 Christians in Libya, the director of the Bible Society of Egypt saw a golden gospel opportunity.
“We must have a Scripture tract ready to distribute to the nation as soon as possible,” Ramez Atallah told his staff the evening an ISIS-linked group released its gruesome propaganda video. Less than 36 hours later, Two Rows by the Sea was sent to the printer.
One week later, 1.65 million copies have been distributed in the Bible Society’s largest campaign ever.
Giuliani: Netanyahu Fights for His People Unlike Our President
Rudy Giuliani went straight for the jugular Wednesday night during a private group dinner here featuring Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker by openly questioning whether President Barack Obama “loves America.”
The former New York mayor, speaking in front of the 2016 Republican presidential contender and about 60 right-leaning business executives and conservative media types, directly challenged Obama’s patriotism, discussing what he called weak foreign policy decisions and questionable public remarks when confronting terrorists.
How Could Job’s 3500 B.C. Description of the Earth Match a Modern Astronaut’s View from Space?
How could what modern astronauts are seeing from space and what is written in the ancient book of Job perfectly coincide? The short answer for Christians was given by the Apostle Peter when he wrote: “But know this first of all, that no prophecy of the Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation. For no prophecy at any time was produced by the will of man, but holy men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God” (2 Pet. 1:20-21).
The Al Shabaab Threat: We May Be On The Verge Of Chronic Terror In Our Cities
Elections do have consequences . . .
On the contrary, Vice President Joe Biden made it clear that the “wave” of Muslim immigration is “not going to stop.” Paul Sperry, in an editorial for Investors.Com, describes the situation as more like a tsunami than a wave.
Sperry makes a few additional points:
“Between 2010 and 2013, the Obama administration imported almost 300,000 new immigrants from Muslim nations — more immigrants than the U.S. let in from Central America and Mexico combined over that period.
WVW-TV Presents: Islamic Lies About Christians, Women, & Hell
by Worldview Weekend News Team 
February 22, 2015
WVW-TV Presents: Islamic Lies About Christians, Women, & Hell. Watch now before this rolls into the Situation Room for members only. Click here to watch now:
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Islamic Lies About Christians 
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Bowing the Knee to Rome | Worldview Weekend
We live in strange times. When I became a born-again believer nearly four decades ago following thirty years as a Roman Catholic, not one non-Catholic Christian chided me for leaving the Church of Rome. In those days it was fairly obvious to evangelicals that the teachings and practices of Roman Catholicism were at odds with the teachings of the Bible. Yes, there were a few things, at least superficially, that Catholics and Bible-believing Christians held in common. The virgin birth of Christ, which involved the conception of Jesus by the Holy Spirit, is one example. Yet, regarding Christ’s miraculous birth, the Catholic Church added to the virgin Mary the dogmas of her Immaculate Conception, i.e., her having been conceived without sin, and her perpetual virginity. Although those extra-biblical teachings are serious errors, they do not directly contradict the gospel that is essential for salvation.
I would hope that everyone who is reading this article, (particularly if they profess to be Bible-believing Christians) has understood and received the true gospel, which requires the belief (and belief alone) that Jesus, through His sacrificial death and resurrection, paid the penalty for sin in full for every man, woman, and child. That is the gospel that the Bible teaches explicitly in more than one hundred verses and implies in hundreds more. However, that is not the gospel according to the Roman Catholic Church. In truth, the Catholic Church’s opposition to the biblical gospel in its teachings and practices has been made evident through its councils and murderous inquisitions down through history.
Finding God’s will is no deep dark secret – part 1
by Marsha West
“Is it possible for a Christian to know God’s will and not have to agonize over it?” asks CRN contributor Marsha West. Moreover, “Should a believer make a decision without first spending hours in prayer, asking God to reveal His will? Must a Christian avoid making a decision until he or she has a ‘peace about it’? What about waiting for a ‘sign’ from God?” In part 1 of this series, Marsha addresses the visible Church’s slide into mysticism to find the answers to these questions.
Alabama’s Sunday school teacher turned governor: I will obey ‘gay marriage’ ruling over God’s law
by Marsha West
Christian News Network reports:
The governor of Alabama, who formerly served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher at the Baptist church where he remains a member, says that he will obey the recent federal court ruling striking down the state’s Sanctity of Marriage Act as being unconstitutional.
How Much Of The Bible Is Prophecy?
Q. You’ve written that the Bible is 25-30% prophecy. What are you including in that percent? All prophetic books? I’m asking because isn’t only about 10% of the prophecy predicting the future and the rest more everyday matters of keeping the covenant and the moral problems we face?
Ask Once Or Keep Asking?
Q. Could you clarify for me the difference between the Roman Centurion who asks Jesus once to heal his servant , and why we are told to pray unceasingly as the widow petitioned the judge ? I believe that I only need to ask God once for something , then I can leave the matter with him . Am I taking the easy way out ?
Christian Businesses and Homosexuals
Q. I’ve been reading news stories about small Christian business owners who have refused to sell their product to a Gay couple who are planning a wedding. Such products could be providing the flowers, baking the cake or taking the pictures during the ceremony/celebration. Is there a Bible verse that would clear up how Christians should respond in this situation? These business owners are being sued and seem to be losing their court cases so it’s also a matter of being put out of business if you refuse a service to a gay couple. Could you give me your perspective on how the Christian should respond if put in such a situation?
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