Because He’s the living God, He can hear. Because He’s a loving God, He will hear. —C.H. Spurgeon
Feb. 27, 2015
U.S. regulators invoked broad powers to ensure that Web traffic for all users is treated equally, adopting net-neutrality rules that supporters say will preserve a wide-open Internet and that opponents vow to fight in court. The measure approved Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission prohibits companies such as AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. from blocking or slowing online traffic, or offering faster service in return for payment. It also brings wireless Internet service under the rules.
The nomination of Loretta Lynch to be U.S. attorney general was sent to the Senate floor over the concerns of some Republicans about her independence and support of President Barack Obama’s immigration policies.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will become the first U.S. governor to make a trade mission to Cuba on April 20, after President Obama’s decision to loosen restrictions on travel to the communist island nation.
James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, confirmed for the first time that Iran was behind a cyber-attack against the Las Vegas Sands Corp. last year.
Senator Bob Corker emphasized his opposition to a proposal to audit Federal Reserve monetary policy while calling for more transparency on how it regulates banks. “I can’t imagine anything worse for the nation or for the free world than for Congress to get involved in monetary policy,” Corker, a Tennessee Republican who sits on the Banking Committee, said.
The economy in the U.S. expanded at a slower pace in the fourth quarter than previously reported, restrained by a smaller gain in stockpiles and widening trade gap, even as consumers continued to provide support. Gross domestic product, the value of all goods and services produced, rose at a 2.2 percent annualized rate, down from an initial estimate of 2.6 percent
President Obama’s administration has pledged to kill or capture the masked Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John,” who is pictured in videos beheading several hostages including Americans. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the U.S. has been “thinking about” and “working on” an effort to “hold accountable” the man, who was identified by the Washington Post Thursday as Mohammed Emwazi, a 26-year-old from London.
Three months after Saudi Arabia made clear it was going to let oil prices keep tumbling, the strategy is showing signs of working. U.S. drillers are idling rigs at a record pace, gutting investment plans and laying off thousands of workers. Those steps highlight how the Saudi-led OPEC decision on Nov. 27 to maintain output levels and protect its market share is having the desired effect — pushing prices down so far that they threaten to curb output in the U.S. and other non-OPEC countries.
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Germany’s Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece’s financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athens.
A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh’s capital with his wife, police said Friday.
The health of a hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot held in a Russian jail has deteriorated significantly and she “could die within days,” a member of the Kremlin’s human rights council said on Friday.
More than 7,000 Virginians were involuntarily sterilized between 1924 and 1979 under the Virginia Eugenical Sterilization Act. Advocates for the surviving victims won a three-year fight when the Virginia General Assembly budgeted $400,000 to compensate them at the rate of $25,000 each. Nationwide, 65,000 Americans were sterilized in 33 states, including more than 20,000 in California alone. North Carolina approved payments of $50,000 for each victim in 2013.
Pictures of young Russian children posing with mock AK-47 rifles and other weapons at a kindergarten have provoked a storm of controversy, but some defended them as patriotic education.
Investigators said Thursday they have recovered 32,000 emails related to Lois Lerner, a former IRS official at the heart of the agency’s tea party scandal. But they don’t know how many of them are new.
Islamic State militants armed with sledgehammers and jackhammers have destroyed priceless ancient artefacts in Iraq’s city of Mosul, a video released by the jihadists Thursday shows.
A federal judge in Argentina dismissed accusations that President Cristina Fernandez had covered up alleged Iranian involvement in 1994 a bomb attack.
Ugandan police harassed and physically abused gay people in custody, including subjecting them to intrusive examinations, a rights report said.
Up to 40 Australian women have either taken part in terror attacks or support terrorist groups, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.
Iraqi minority groups are subject to a “systematic strategy” by IS to drive them out of the country, human rights groups warned.
A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been found guilty of plotting the al-Qaeda bombing of US embassies in east Africa in 1998, killing 224 people.
Islamic State militants have reportedly executed 15 Christians who have been captured in villages in northeastern Syria since Monday.
The Transportation Security Administration said it is unlikely to detect and unable to extinguish Thermite – a mixture of rust and aluminum powder – what an FBI report called “the greatest potential incendiary threat to aviation,” according to a classified document obtained by The Intercept. Yet despite that warning, sources said TSA is not adequately preparing to respond to the threat.
February 27, 2015
“Were the pictures which have been drawn by the political jealousy of some among us faithful likenesses of the human character, the inference would be, that there is not sufficient virtue among men for self-government; and that nothing less than the chains of despotism can restrain them from destroying and devouring one another.” –James Madison, Federalist No. 55, 1788
TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS
There are only hours left until the clock strikes midnight and the Department of Homeland Security runs out of funding. While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seemingly kissed up to the filibustering Democrat minority, passing a clean DHS funding bill that gives the department money to fund Barack Obama’s immigration executive actions, House Speaker John Boehner is not so compromising. When a reporter asked Thursday if Boehner would propose a clean DHS funding bill, he blew defiant kisses in reply. At the same press conference, Boehner said, “We passed a bill to fund the department six weeks ago. Six weeks ago! It’s time for the Senate to act. How many times do I have to say it?” So as a counteroffer, Boehner introduced a continuing resolution that would simply fund DHS for three weeks. While it buys the GOP more time, a defiant president waits at the end of the legislative process. Obama recently said if congressional Republicans “want to have a vote on whether what I’m doing is legal or not, they can have that vote. I will veto that vote.” Lawmakers, he says, don’t have the power to make laws.
As expected, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved so-called net neutrality rules. Fox News reports, “[T]he rules, more broadly, would put the Internet in the same regulatory camp as the telephone by classifying it like a public utility, meaning providers like Comcast or Verizon would have to act in the ‘public interest’ when providing [an Internet] connection to your home or phone. Republican Commissioner Ajit Pai, who delivered some of the most scathing criticism of the plan Thursday, warned the policy represents a ‘monumental shift’ to ‘government control of the Internet.'” Pai also criticized FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler for his secrecy and the length of the “332-page Internet regulation plan.” According to FCC counsel Gigi Sohn, however, only eight of those pages contain actual regulation — the rest is supporting documentation. Clearly this is not a black-and-white subject, and the jury is still out on whether the FCC’s ruling will do more good than harm, but that’s mostly because it doesn’t go to the crux of the problem, which is lack of competition. The FCC’s action won’t create more of it. Indeed, it’s not at all clear it will usher in a neutral net. What is clear, however, is that the greatest invention since Gutenberg’s printing press will now be regulated by a bureaucracy that still struggles to build a functioning website. More…
It’s CPAC time, baby! Yesterday, the Republican Party’s presidential hopefuls addressed the 10,000 grassroots conservatives gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference, hoping to drum up support in what The Wall Street Journal calls one of the most populated primary contests in recent history. After eight years of Barack Obama, the GOP needs to decide how the party will grow. Some highlights: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker told the audience, “In America we celebrate our independence from the government, not our dependence on it.” Sen. Ted Cruz warned establishment Republicans are “cutting a deal” with the Left on Immigration. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal blasted the constitution-breaking president, saying, “It is time for our Republican leaders in Congress to grow a spine” to confront him. It’s all tough talk aimed at tickling the ears of the defenders of Liberty who live far-removed from the Beltway. But in the end, when the temporary tattoos wash away, the NRA rifle is raffled off and everybody goes home, what matters is how these politicians did or did not defend Liberty in the positions they now occupy. More…
In an op-ed for USA Today, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker responded indirectly to the grilling he received over Rudy Giuliani’s recent comments about Barack Obama’s patriotism. “Americans believe our nation is facing some substantial challenges,” Walker wrote. “Government spending is out of control. Terrorists seek to destroy our way of life. Our economic recovery has been slow. Our borders aren’t secure. The federal government has usurped powers that rightly belong to our states.” In other words, these issues are the serious ones. He concluded, “There has been much discussion about a media double standard where Republicans are covered differently than Democrats, asked to weigh in on issues the Democrats don’t face. As a result, when we refuse to take the media’s bait, we suffer. I felt it this week when I was asked to weigh in on what other people said and did and what others’ beliefs are. If you are looking for answers to those questions, ask those people. I will always choose to focus on what matters to the American people, not what matters to the media.” That approach is just one reason why Ronald Reagan was so successful.
Journalist Emily Miller’s journey to navigate the snarls of the District of Columbia’s gun laws began in 2011, when she inadvertently came face-to-face with a criminal while armed with only her cell phone. Her quest for a handgun in the nation’s most anti-gun city is nearing its conclusion as she was recently approved for a permit to carry in the city. But even after the Heller decision, the process is insurmountably high for citizens to exercise their right to bear arms because citizens have to demonstrate they have a reason (the Constitution evidently isn’t sufficient) to convince the police to okay their firearm permit. “I got the police reports from two different threats against me, as well as an FBI warning that a terror group is targeting journalists,” Miller wrote. “I turned in my application at the end of November. … I didn’t hear anything until early February. … Keep in mind, any American can apply for a D.C. gun permit. But so far, only 76 have done so. Thirty-one were denied. Five cancelled their own applications. And 16 were approved.” This is what the Second Amendment looks like under a mayor who declared she hates guns. While she swore to “protect the Constitution and what the courts say,” she promises to do the opposite: “I will do it in the most restrictive way as possible.”
The New York Times has the scoop of the month: “The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said this month that it planned to restrict the armor-piercing 5.56-millimeter ‘M855 green tip’ rifle bullet because of new handguns that use the ammunition and pose a greater threat to the police.”
Oh, wait. We covered that critical Second Amendment issue almost two weeks ago. The New York Times: All the news that’s fit to get around to eventually.
There are varying opinions about the threat the Islamic State poses in the Middle East and Europe, and apparently there is no consensus about the coinciding Islamic threat against U.S. domestic targets.
That confusion was on full display from the White House to Capitol Hill this week.
After three Islamists were arrested in New York for plotting to either join 20,000 other foreigners now among ISIL’s ranks, or turn their sites on domestic targets, FBI Director James Comey warned, “We have investigations of people in various stages of radicalization in all 50 states. … This isn’t a New York phenomenon or a Washington phenomenon, this is all 50 states. … [Radicalization prospects] exist in every state. I have homegrown violent extremist investigations in every single state.”
That notwithstanding, after a very bloody year, John Kerry had this to say in congressional testimony: “Our citizens, our world today is actually, despite ISIL, despite the visible killings that you see and how horrific they are, we are actually living in a period of less daily threat to Americans and to people in the world. … We are actually living in a period of less daily threat to Americans and people in the world — less deaths, less violent deaths today — than through the last century.”
Kerry took a break from more important business like announcing the first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender Persons, to spin Obama’s blinding Islamophilia on the Islamic threat.
A day after Kerry’s testimony, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper demolished the Obama/Kerry’s assessment, and set the record straight: “When the final accounting is done, 2014 will have been the most lethal year for global terrorism in the 45 years such data has been compiled. … In my 50-plus years in the intelligence business, I don’t know of a time that has been more beset by challenges and crises around the world. I worry a lot about the safety and security of this country. … The homegrown a violent extremists continue to post the most likely threat to our homeland.”
Former Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who was already on record chastising Obama’s Islamic blind spot, also buried Kerry’s assessment: “Secretary Kerry is out of touch with reality. He clearly is not listening to the entire U.S. intelligence community. He is not reading any of the intelligence or other things that have been written over the last few weeks — months — years.”
It is abundantly clear that Obama’s assessment of ISIL as the “JV team,” and his assertion that concern about terrorism is the result of “media hype” and not actual threats, has no basis in reality.
National Journal’s left-of-center Ron Fournier admits, “What worries me is, I think we’re going to get hit. [Islamists are] going to hit us… The problem is these semantic gymnastics, this lack of clarity, the dithering … is going to make it hard for [Obama] to unite more than his base. … [Obama] is either spinning and looking week … or he’s not spinning and he is weak. That’s a devil’s choice.”
But Charles Krauthammer concludes, “I don’t actually think the president’s spinning it. I think he truly believes that this is a tranquil era. … I think he’s internally placid about all of this. … I think we really have a president who believes that stuff and it’s not spin and that, I think, is worse.”
Meanwhile, ISIL’s rampage continues apace. The terrorist group this week abducted at least 220, but some estimates say as many as 400, Christians. Fifteen have reportedly been killed. Following last week’s massacre of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya, ISIL’s attacks on Christians and all nonbelievers are clearly accelerating. Obama just thinks they’re just angry about the Crusades.
As for the domestic terrorist threat, while the media refers to these deadly assaults as “lone wolf attacks” and a “homegrown Western threat,” these are dangerous mischaracterizations. All these actors, whether domestic or foreign, are part of an ideological Islamist web that is metastasizing globally.
Obama’s appeasement of Islamists has resulted in the bloodiest year of terrorism on record. And as Mark Alexander notes, “[R]egarding Obama’s attempt to pivot from the threat of a global Jihad caliphate to ‘climate change,’ I assure you that the real “global warming” threat we face today is an apocalyptic trigger on an evermore accessible fission weapon that can be detonated in an American urban center.”
Earlier this week the Census Bureau released more bad news for the current regime: The rate of homeownership has fallen to a 20-year low, continuing a slide that began at the apex of the housing market in 2004. Ten years ago, 69% of Americans owned homes, but that has fallen to 64.5% in 2014. As Joe Biden keeps telling us, Barack Obama’s economy is terrible: “The middle class is being killed.”
Unfortunately, the economic conditions that led to the dramatic increase in the decade from 1994 to 2004 can’t be duplicated today. What was once an era of steady, mainly full-time employment and ample economic growth has now stagnated to a point where those most likely to enter the housing market and become owners are saddled with part-time gigs and staggering student loan debt. Meanwhile, older generations have been struggling with issues of their own, as the equity they once possessed in their homes has long since been wiped out, leaving some unable to keep the dwellings they once owned.
After the housing bubble a decade ago led to the economic devastation of 2008, it would make sense to tighten the housing market and have banks ensure that borrowers are more qualified. But recent steps by Barack Obama’s Federal Housing Administration indicate the desire to return to the reckless practices that wrecked our economy in the first place.
Granted, a simple change in lending fees may not be all that significant, but further guidance in the direction of easing credit is likely. Greater demand for housing will bring prices back up, which in turn will reduce the number of homeowners who are “under water” with their mortgages. But since the federal government guarantees much of the mortgage industry, those who are just starting out will again be lured by easy mortgage money. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac now have a lot of recent experience flipping homes from borrowers who defaulted.
In short, the seemingly laudable goal of encouraging homeownership could lead us down a path we already saw isn’t desirable. As the wise old financial guru Yogi Berra used to say, “It’s déjà vu all over again.”
TOP 5 RIGHT OPINION COLUMNS
- Charles Krauthammer: The Fatal Flaw in the Iran Deal
- David Harsanyi: There’s Nothing Unpatriotic About Challenging Obama on Iran
- Arnold Ahlert: Government Takeover of the Internet Begins
- Mona Charen: Questions the Press Doesn’t Ask Democrats
- Tony Perkins: Police Chief Cops Out on Freedom
OPINION IN BRIEF
General Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969): “[The Founders] proclaimed to all the world the revolutionary doctrine of the divine rights of the common man. That doctrine has ever since been the heart of the American faith.”
Columnist Charles Krauthammer: “The news from the nuclear talks with Iran was already troubling. Iran was being granted the ‘right to enrich.’ … Then it got worse: News leaked Monday of the ‘sunset clause.’ President Obama had accepted the Iranian demand that any restrictions on its program be time-limited. … Meanwhile, Iran’s intercontinental ballistic missile program is subject to no restrictions at all. It’s not even part of these negotiations. Why is Iran building them? You don’t build ICBMs in order to deliver sticks of dynamite. Their only purpose is to carry nuclear warheads. Nor does Iran need an ICBM to hit Riyadh or Tel Aviv. Intercontinental missiles are for reaching, well, other continents. North America, for example. … Consider where we began: six U.N. Security Council resolutions demanding an end to Iranian enrichment. Consider what we are now offering: an interim arrangement ending with a sunset clause that allows the mullahs a robust, industrial-strength, internationally sanctioned nuclear program. Such a deal makes the Cuba normalization look good and the Ukrainian cease-fires positively brilliant. We are on the cusp of an epic capitulation. History will not be kind.”
Columnist David Harsanyi: “The Obama administration values a future relationship with Iran more than it values the historic relationship it has with Israel. … First, Americans were supposed to be outraged because Netanyahu engaged in a breach of protocol. Then we were supposed to be outraged because the speech would be given too close to the upcoming Israeli elections. … But if the Israeli elections … are so problematic, then the controversy should be centered on the behavior of the prime minister, not the substance of his argument. That’s not the case, is it? … [T]he problem isn’t protocol, Israeli elections, patriotism or partisanship. It’s the fact that Netanyahu is going to make a powerful argument against enabling Iran to become a nuclear power. Many Americans will hear it – or of it. Many Americans will agree. … Critics of Netanyahu act as if opposing Obama’s Iranian deal is tantamount to declaring war on Iran. In the long run, allowing Iran to become nuclear might well mean war. … Surely, hearing out the case of an ally that is persistently threatened by Holocaust-denying Iranian officials doesn’t need to come with this much angst from Democrats. But if it does, it’s worth asking why.”
Comedian Seth Meyers: “John Boehner said … Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline was a ‘national embarrassment.’ And then, out of habit, Joe Biden said, ‘Here!'”
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|Ireland’s Prime Minister Endorses Same-Sex Marriage
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 07:37 AM PST
Ireland’s prime minister Enda Kenny has now given his approval of same-sex marriage, urging voters to say “yes” on an upcoming referendum to redefine the institution, reports LifeSiteNews. During his address to the Fine Gael national conference, the prime minister said that approving the referendum would show the world that the once predominantly Catholic Ireland has now become a “fair, compassionate, and tolerant nation.” “I believe that this is the right thing to do. I, and the Fine Gael Party, strongly support a Yes vote,” Kenny said. Various Irish news outlets attributed Kenny’s sudden choice to go public with his endorsement from recent coming out statements made by Ireland’s Health Minister Leo Varadkar last month that he is homosexual. Varadkar’s coming out echoed previous statements made by former Irish government Minister for Equality Pat Carey, who said in an interview that he hoped his coming out would help encourage conservative and traditional voters to redefine marriage. FULL STORY
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|Kerry Says Netanyahu Can’t be trusted because he supported Iraq War
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 07:32 AM PST
John Kerry is at it again with his remarks against Netanyahu and Israel! This time In a new wave of criticism against Israel’s prime minister, US Secretary of State John Kerry attacked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s judgment on Iran by implying that he publicly advocated for the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. Kerry’s comments were made Wednesday at a House Foreign Affairs Committee meeting in an attempt to discredit and delegitimize Netanyahu’s evaluation of the Iranian threat. “The prime minister was profoundly forward-leaning and outspoken about the importance of invading Iraq,” Kerry stated. He went on to add that Netanyahu “may have a judgment that just may not be correct here.” In 2002, Netanyahu warned a Congressional committee about the dangers of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. His comments were made as a private citizen and not a governmental figure. Conveniently, Kerry failed to mention in his testimony on Wednesday that he voted, as a then senator, in favor of the US invasion of Iraq on October 11, 2002. FULL REPORT
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|China’s Space Weapons Threaten U.S. Satellites
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 07:26 AM PST
Tensions between China and America aren’t getting any better, especially after a new report that China is developing significant space warfare capabilities that threaten U.S. strategic satellite systems, this comes from a report from the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command told Congress on Thursday. He went on to say “We’ve seen very disturbing trends in space, particularly from nation states like China, as well as Russia, who have been public about their counter space endeavors and ambitions,” Counter Space is the military term for space warfare capabilities and weapons. China conducted a test of a missile-fired anti-satellite kill vehicle as recently as last summer, Haney told the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee. –Source and Full Story
|Scientists know there are more giant craters in Siberia, but are nervous to even study them
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 07:17 AM PST
What the heck is going on in Siberia that is so mysterious that even the scientists are too nervous to continue studying? Last summer news of a bizarre occurrence surfaced that no one could explain. Seemingly out of nowhere, a massive crater appeared in one of the planet’s most inhospitable lands. Early estimates said the crater, nestled in a land called “the ends of the Earth” where temperatures can sink far below zero, yawned nearly 30 metres in diameter. Later we discovered that the Siberian crater wasn’t alone. There were two more, ratcheting up the tension in a drama that hit its climax as a probable explanation surfaced. Climate change had thawed the permafrost, which had caused methane trapped inside the icy ground to explode. “Gas pressure increased until it was high enough to push away the overlaying layers in a powerful injection, forming the crater,” one German scientist said at the time. FULL STORY
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|Britain to lead the world in Islamic finance
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 07:10 AM PST
An alarming report coming out of Britain may wake you up to just how much Islamic influence has gripped the UK! According to a new report London has set its sights on becoming the world center for the Islamic finance industry according to the UK’s foreign office minister for Middle East. Speaking at The Telegraph’s Middle East Congress on Wednesday, Tobias Ellwood, under secretary of state at the Foreign Office, said the capital had ambitions to stand alongside Dubai and Kuala Lumpur as a global hub for Islamic finance. FULL REPORT
|2014 Was Deadliest Year for Terror Attacks in 45 Years
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 07:04 AM PST
The bible warns us that violence would increase as we come closer to the return of the Lord and According to a new report Terrorist attacks have been the worst seen in over 45 Years! “When the final counting is done, 2014 will have been the most lethal year for global terrorism in the 45 years such data has been compiled,” DNI Director James Clapper told Congress, adding that about half of all attacks took place in three states: Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Last year from January to September, around 13,000 terror attacks were carried out, resulting in 31,000 fatalities By contrast, in 2013, 22,000 people were killed in terrorist violence in over 11,500 attacks, Clapper disclosed during a wide-ranging world threat briefing before the Senate Armed Services Committee. FULL REPORT
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|Men attempting to join ISIS operated mall kiosks in Savannah, elsewhere
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 06:53 AM PST
ISIS operatives could be your neighbor next door, the guy selling jewelry in the Mall, a waiter at your favorite restaurant or the guy who sold kitchenware and repaired mobile phones? In fact that is the case according to a complaint unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York. where Abror Habibov, 30, operated kiosks at malls along the East Coast and Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, worked at kiosks in Savannah, Ga.; Philadelphia and Chesapeake, Va. Abdurasul Juraboev, 24, a Uzbekistan native and legal permanent U.S. resident, worked at the Gyro King restaurant in Brooklyn. Until their arrests Wednesday in connection with an alleged failed attempt to join ISIS in Syria, Saidakhmetov and Juraboev appeared to live the mundane lives of ordinary Brooklyn immigrants. They also appeared careless in planning their alleged plot. One man, for instance, showed up at U.S. Homeland Security offices to apply for a travel document, authorities said. They sometimes communicated online because they believed it would be harder for authorities to trace. FULL REPORT
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|Rise of Same-Sex “Throuples” – Three Thailand Men ‘Marry’
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 06:43 AM PST
Luke 17:28 – Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
Are you ready to see “Same Sex Throuples”? Photos of three Thailand men who recently ‘married’ each other have gone viral, garnering societal support for the concept of same-sex “throuples” worldwide, but also generating remarks from Christians about the confirmation of the slippery slope that has long been predicted. The 3 men identified as Joke, Belle and Art Thani, reportedly participated in a traditional water-pouring ceremony on Feb. 15 and had photographs taken of their union. However, the act was more of a symbolic gesture as neither homosexuality or polygamy are legal in Thailand. As I have said before the Spirit of Sodom is alive and well and is spreading across the World! As we approach closer to the Return of the Lord the world will become darker and stranger more and more!
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|Obama wants your pastor to promote ObamaCare from the pulpit
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 06:31 AM PST
How would you feel about your Pastor promoting “Obamacare” from the Pulpit of your church? well according to a report, the Obama administration has created a little-known “toolkit” encouraging and guiding pastors to do just that and promote ObamaCare to their parishioners, complete with bulletin inserts and talking points to be used from the pulpit. The toolkit, discovered by The Weekly Standard’s Jeryl Bier, is part of the Obama administration’s efforts to partner with parishes and their communities as the the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is fully implemented. The toolkit includes sample bulletin inserts, talking points, and sample preacher scripts. The full title is the “Second Sunday & Faith Weekend of Action Toolkit.” FULL REPORT
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|Massive Sinkhole fills with water in a man’s backyard
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 06:24 AM PST
Amazing footage has surfaced of a vast sinkhole in the backyard of a Darwin resident being flooded with about 100 million litres of water in a matter of seconds. The time lapse vision, which took place over about five hours during a cyclone last Friday, shows the sinkhole being completely engulfed . The owner of the Darwin River property where the sinkhole is situated said it is still standing after a week, reports NT News. Lance Hart, who named the sinkhole Lake WTF, said his family regularly mount a camera onto a tree to document changes from the rain. Between 4am and 9am, the crater was filled. ‘It’s like the whole thing filled up in around five hours,’ he told NT News. FULL STORY
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On today’s Episode of The Briefing
1) Progression behind legalization of pot result of moral ‘progression’
With marijuana legalization, green rush is on in D.C., Washington Post (Marc Fisher, Aaron C. Davis, and Perry Stein)
Big Tobacco’s Future: Big Pot, Bloomberg BusinessWeek (Leonid Bershidsky)
2) Supreme Court voices support for religious liberty during Abercrombie case oral arguments
In a Case of Religious Dress, Justices Explore the Obligations of Employers, New York Times (Adam Liptak)
3) Parents concerned about children consuming pornography described as ‘overprotective’
Strippers Go Undercover on Snapchat, New York Times (Nick Bilton)
4) Eugenie Clark reminder of value of encouraging children to read through their interests
Eugenie Clark, Scholar of the Life Aquatic, Dies at 92, New York Times (Robert D. McFadden)
In other news…
UK approves three-person babies, BBC (James Gallagher)
The Utter Failure Of Evangelical Christian Groups Like ’21 Martyrs’ To Understand Islam
ISIS is Islam. They are not radical extremists. There is no such thing. Islam is neither a religion nor peaceful. It is a totalitarian ideology based on violence and control.
“And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?” Revelation 6:10 (KJV)
Friday night I received an email from the founder of a self-described Christian event planning organization, who wrote, “Over the last 48 hours we have focused our creativity and resources on supporting an appropriate response to the 21 Egyptian Christian martyrs.” He goes on to explain that his team created a website, asked thousands of churches to have a “Moment of Silence” on Sunday, February 22, and is encouraging people to pray every morning during Lent at 7:03 a.m. for “solidarity.” source
This email highlights two enormous problems associated with self-described American Christians. First, either they are entirely ignorant or blatantly hypocritical or both, when it comes to which “crisis” to pray about, why, and when. Why ask now for prayer—because 21 Christians were killed on a video?
Why was there no “solidarity through prayer” movement initiated after:
- The “n” genocide campaign that slaughtered Iraqi Christians to near extinction, sticking little children’s heads on posts,
- The Gitmo terrorist working with the Taliban who Obama released illegally killed several hundred Pakistani children after making them watch their teacher burn alive,
- Open Doors reported that, “the year 2014 has seen more global persecution of Christians than any other year in recent history,”
- More than one million Syrian refugees, still suffering in camps have had their children stolen to sex traffickers or have sent them off for “early marriage,”
And—this list doesn’t even come close to listing what happened last year alone. In fact, Persecution.org recently drew attention to the fact that persecution of Christians is daily, and has been for decades.
If people want to pray after 21 martyrs were beheaded perhaps they should recognize that every single person, including many Christians, who twice voted a member of the Muslim Brotherhood into the White House have the blood of these Christians on their heads.
Which brings me to my second point: this email reveals that far too many Christians know nothing about Islam, who Barack Obama is, or what right action they should take in response.
Muslims who behead non-Muslims like ISIS, are following the Quran’s instructions and Muhammad’s example. Muhammad initiated beheading—by first beheading thousands of Jews after he stole their possessions and women and children. He beheaded them in the public square in Medina for everyone there to witness.
Islam literally means submission to Allah, as outlined in the Quran. Submission or death, are the only two choices for non-Muslims. Anyone who argues otherwise is lying or deceived.
To Clarify: Obama is a Muslim and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Egyptian officials on numerous occasions attest to this truth; even its major newspaper confirmed this on its front page. Comprehensive, sourced information about the Muslim Brotherhood can be found here; but its motto is:
“Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope. Allahu Akbar!”
Barack Obama is why:
- Many members of the Muslim Brotherhood hold high-level positions in nearly every federal agency,
- The FBI, Homeland Security, and the U.S. military have revised and limited their “counter-terror” training, removing all language related to Muslims from their materials,
- 14 Muslim leaders, including several from Muslim Brotherhood front groups that have ties to Hamas were just in the White House,
- As reported by Egypt Daily News, $8 billion USD was secretly transferred to the Muslim Brotherhoodto guarantee that the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula is turned over to the Muslim Brotherhood’s terrorist wing Hamas, and why
- The State Department is actively promoting Islam in Europe.
(The State Department recently admitted that it lied about hosting a meeting at Georgetown University with members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Additionally, Khairat El-Shater, the number two man in the Muslim Brotherhood hierarchy—now in custody by the Egyptian military claims he has documents to prove that U.S. government officials bribed Muslim Brotherhood leaders.)
To Clarify: Obama has been working with funders in Qatar for the last decade: to advance Islam.
Obama created, funds, and used the U.S. military to train ISIS in Jordan and Qatar. Even one of ISIS’s leaders, Yousef al-Salafi in Pakistan, told reporters that, “the Obama Administration is funding ISIS.”
To Clarify: Obama is not fighting ISIS because our military trained them and our tax dollars continue to fund them.
This is why our country has deliberately not helped Christians pleading for their lives in Iraq and Syria.
This is why Obama refused to back Egypt’s bombing of ISIS in Libya after Christians were slaughtered, and why he rejected the Jordanian president’s request for aid. In the entire history of the United States our military has never ever not once left working artillery, weapons, and ammunition for the enemy’s use until Barack Obama.
From the 21 Martyrs website:
If people want to pray after 21 martyrs were beheaded perhaps they should recognize that every single person, including many Christians, who twice voted a member of the Muslim Brotherhood into the White House have the blood of these Christians on their heads.
This was well planned and began prior to when American operatives in 2004 smuggled Gaddafi’s weapons from Benghazi to Turkish mercenaries, who were then trained to overthrow Assad. Once the Syrian crisis spilled across the border, it was a matter of time for ISIS to become what it is now, and what it will become—because it will get worse.
Where and how do “praying Christians” think ISIS acquired their guns, trucks, and ammo? Or where do they think ISIS is using U.S. military weapons and brand new Toyota trucks?
Barack Obama is guilty of treason for funding, harboring, aiding, and abetting America’s enemies as defined by the U.S. Constitution. He is also guilty of committing crimes against humanity as defined by the International Human Rights Court, including orchestrating genocide.
Praying at 7:03 every morning is not the answer to ISIS or genocide. Nor is suggesting solidarity among thousands of churches to pray for a few minutes on Sunday morning before congregants continue on with the rest of their day.
To Clarify: I do not devalue prayer; it is necessary for life.
It’s incredibly disconcerting to receive an email from someone who owns an apartment in Manhattan, hobnobs with people from the Hamptons to the Berkshires, Los Angeles, and London, who charges exorbitant rates for Christians to hear speakers they could otherwise hear for free elsewhere, that only confirms too many self-describing Christians are completely out of touch with reality.
What is needed today in the Christian community, from leaders, pastors, and ordinary citizens, is to name and fight evil. This requires courage to name and hold accountable everyone in our government guilty of treason. The government is God’s instrument for justice, to restrain evil and promote its citizen’s wellbeing. The American government is in shambles and has failed its people.
Every Christian should read the Quran to understand its perversity. Christians do not worship Allah, who is a revised version of Baal. Jesus is not a prophet who points to Allah. And unlike Muhammad, Jesus did not behead people.
Islam is evil because it enslaves people to a false ideology that promotes nothing but violence. Christians are commanded to rescue those trapped in bondage, to deliver the oppressed, the widows, orphans, and those traded like candy bars, who are completely defenseless.
By remaining silent or even justifying Obama in any way, instead of exposing his crimes, Christians actually condone ISIS. Obama has made known his support for Islam in his books and speeches. Yet, he and many in Congress remain unchallenged and freely commit grievous crimes against humanity.
If Christians claim to be committed to social justice (defending the poor, the widow, the orphan) then why are they astoundingly silent about an administration and congress that has, more than any other previously combined, created unspeakable suffering for widows, orphans, and the poor—in the name of Islam?
Prayer is definitely needed—to convict the arrogant, selfish, self-righteous, and ignorant that enable the travesty of ISIS. Prayer is also needed for those who have the courage to stand for what is right.
What is right is what Jesus screams about in Matthew 23. What is right is what God commands throughout the Bible specifically in Ezekiel 3 and 33.
Otherwise “celebrating” Lent or Easter only makes a mockery of Jesus Christ, provides a false witness to non-believers and creates a false sense of self worth for people to feel better about themselves when they pray every morning at 7:03 a.m.
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Outrage As Homeland Security Sec’y Says His Main Job Is ‘Giving Voice To Muslims In America’
At the White House’s Summit on Extremism, Homeland Security Chief, Jeh Johnson said: “My job is to give voice to the plight of Muslims in this country.”
He stands firmly with his boss, Mr. Obama, on protecting the Muslim community.
ARE THESE GUYS SERIOUS??
Forgive me, but I’ve had just about enough of this political correctness, and protecting Muslims at every turn. Mr. Johnson goes on to say that in his travels, he hears from the Muslim community that they feel discriminated against.
Where are these same people, who need to be vocal in denouncing the terrorist acts of Muslims?? I’m sorry, but I must be missing coverage of this on the news. Yes, I’m being sarcastic.
“Homeland Insecurity: Now we know why the White House refused to provide reporters a list of participants attending its three-day “Summit on Countering Violent Extremism.” Some participants are extremists themselves.
Also, now we know why Obama’s summit seemed to defend Muslim extremists — rationalizing their violence as a reaction to “economic and political grievances” — not try to defeat them. Among other radical guests, President Obama invited Iraq-born Salam al-Marayati, who heads a Los Angeles-based Islamist group founded by two Muslim Brotherhood operatives, according to former federal terrorist prosecutor Andrew McCarthy.
Al-Marayati has a long record of defending terrorists and justifying violence against non-Muslims — an easy one for the White House to vet for extremism. He once proclaimed that “When Patrick Henry said, ‘Give me liberty or give me death,’ that statement epitomized jihad.” He’s also compared Muslim terrorists to “American freedom fighters hundreds of years ago (who) were also regarded as terrorists by the British.”  – source
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Obama’s Threat To ‘Fundamentally Transform’ America Is Now Nearly Complete
“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” — Barack Obama, October 30, 2008
Obama said in 2008 that he planned to “Fundamentally Transform America.” He has remained true to that promise. Those of us who love and cherish our country, did not see a need for transformation. I do not believe that anyone other than the radical left, knew that this president meant a complete transformation from top to bottom, and a change in foreign relations.
He began his destruction of our country, with the infamous “Apology Tour.” Of course he went to those who have a history of despising the U.S. — Arabic countries. His talk of Muslims, and how much they have contributed to society, was really our first clue as to Mr. Obama’s plans. He spoke outright lies about America, and that she was never a Christian country. He downplayed our exceptionalism, as if it was an evil thing.
WHO IS THIS MAN?
First, the reader must know that Obama is a creation of George Soros. Soros first presented his “Frankenstein” to the world at the DNC in 2004 as the keynote speaker. It seemed that overnight BHO became the talk of the town in Washington circles.
Soros groomed BHO to become the darling of the Left. A brilliant scheme, actually — he was black, handsome, well spoken and Communist. He got his start in Chicago as a community organizer (that’s always a Socialist program) then became a state Senator (propped up by the Chicago Democratic Socialist Party) and then on to Washington to wreak havoc, and so he has ever since.
Soros is a multibillionaire, whose favorite pastime is using his money to shake up countries, and bring them as far left as possible. I would say that Soros might be the most evil man who walks the planet right now — well, maybe in the top three. Even thought Soros himself is a billionaire, he HATES capitalism, and seeks to destroy it wherever he can.
DRUGS, SEX AND MURDER
Although Obama’s camp has attempted to silence those who know of his checkered past, the truth has a way of coming out. You can visit website after website where Obama’s cocaine habit and his being part of the gay community are well documented. Unfortunately, many of his former lovers have been murdered; many of them from his church, led by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Well, the liberal press have been given the narrative regarding the deaths of many who attempted to bring down BHO. Remember Andrew Breitbart? So, “murder” is never used by the media. We hear of strange car accidents and young people dying from “natural causes.” Isn’t that “UNnatural?
ENEMY OF THE STATE
So, now you know some of the past of the one who resides at the White House as our leader. Is it any surprise that this man is now on a rampage to destroy America?
He has placed the MOST radical Islamists in positions all over our government. I recently wrote a piece on Mohamed Elibiary, who Obama put in a key position in our DHS. Elibiary was relieved of his duties there last September. There have been rumors of him leaking sensitive information, which is extremely troubling, since this man is a member and staunch supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Obama has had multiple meetings with the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House. The last meeting he arranged, the press was banned from attending. How are we allowing this to happen?? This is America — not Russia!
NO PLAN TO DESTROY ISIS
The rest of the country calls this Islamic killing machine “ISIS” but Obama and his minions call them ISIL. This is because of his hatred of Israel. The “L” stands for the Levant. It is a territory that includes Israel, which the terrorists plan to take, as they spread like cockroaches across the Middle East.
He has made it clear that there will be NO boots on the ground. I have read from credible sources that our so-called airstrikes against ISIS have been minimal, and when they do happen, they are hitting empty buildings.
IMPORTING MUSLIMS TO THE US
“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… Many of the recent Muslim immigrants are from terrorist hot spots like Iraq, where the Islamic State operates. From 2010-2013, Obama ushered in 41,094 Iraqi nationals from there… House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul called the new policy “a federally sanctioned welcome party to potential terrorists.”  – source
INTENSE HATRED OF ISRAEL AND NETANYAHU
There has never been a president of the U.S. who has been as hateful, disrespectful and shown as much disdain for Israel and her leader like this president. He doesn’t even attempt to hide this hatred. My words here pale in comparison to God’s Holy Word:
“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Genesis 12:3 (KJV)
The United States of America is now cursed by God because of this president.
THE END OF THE U.S.
If Obama is not removed from office for high treason and for aiding and abetting the enemies of the United States, then we can expect that our country will be taken over by Islamists, and what we see happening in the Middle East, WILL happen here.
Even countries in the region, including Egypt, are alarmed at the actions of Barack Obama. Elsisi of Egypt knows full well that BHO had a hand in the so-called “Arab Spring.” They know that Obama is close friends with Mohamed Morsi — the ousted and imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood leader. There are even law suits in Egypt against our president!
GOD IS IN CONTROL
As much as I despise what I see happening in the U.S., because I believe that the Word of God is true, and that His prophecies will ALL be fulfilled, I realize that what is happening here must be part of the plan.
As Christians, we should still speak out against evil!
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Sign Of Judgment? Total Solar Eclipse On March 20th Falls In The Middle Of The Four Blood Red Moons
The total solar eclipse on March 20th falls on Nisan 1, which is the first day of the first month of the Biblical calendar. According to Jewish tradition, a solar eclipse on Nisan 1 is a sign of judgment. And this has certainly been true in the past. For example, there was a solar eclipse on Nisan 1 in 70 AD. Later that year, the Romans attacked Jerusalem and completely destroyed the Temple. What makes all of this even more interesting is the fact that the solar eclipse on March 20th falls right in the middle of the blood moon tetrad, and it also happens to fall during the Shemitah year. If you are not a believer, you may be tempted to dismiss all of this as some sort of extremely bizarre coincidence. If you are a believer, you also might be skeptical. But by the end of this article, at least you will understand what so many people are talking about right now. (Read More…)
Not again! Meet Obama’s new controversial pastor
Rev. Jim Wallis, a member of President Obama’s “faith council” who is described as a spiritual adviser to the president, is a socialist activist who has championed communist causes and previously labeled the U.S. “the great captor and destroyer of human life.”
After bashing Netanyahu, top Obama aide Rice to address AIPAC
In a bid to ease soaring tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal, the White House has decided against snubbing America’s leading pro-Israel lobby and will send President Barack Obama’s national security adviser and UN ambassador to address its annual policy conference.
Obama Threatens Immigration Officials Who Don’t Comply With Executive Amnesty
President Obama sent a strong message to illegal immigrants counting on the legality of his executive actions on immigration reform at a Wednesday town hall. He said that the Texas ruling against him was only temporary and that he would hold immigration officials accountable to his directives.
Feds to Ban Popular Ammo; NRA Rips Obama’s Anti-Gun Agenda
A federal proposal that would ban M855 AR-15 green tip ammo by revoking its “armor-piercing” exemption was revealed earlier this month, angering the National Rifle Association and conservatives across the board.
Government Takeover of the Internet Begins
Good-bye free speech . . .
In a vote along party lines, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved what amounts to a government takeover of the Internet. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and his fellow Democrats, Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel, approved placing the Internet under Title II regulations. They will reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service, and regulate Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like utility companies, or “common carriers,” rather than “information services” that remain outside the agency’s regulatory power.
White House Officials: Netanyahu Most Serious Threat to Iran Deal
Americans should prepare themselves for the most serious judgment on America since 9/11 . . .
Quoting senior US officials, The Wall Street Journal reported that the White House’s hostility to Netanyahu is borne out by the fact that President Obama views Netanyahu as the most serious threat to his efforts to secure an agreement with the Iranians on their nuclear program.
The fatal flaw in the Iran deal – Krauthammer
By Charles Krauthammer
Then it got worse: News leaked Monday of the elements of a “sunset clause.” President Obama had accepted the Iranian demand that any restrictions on its program be time-limited. After which, the mullahs can crank up their nuclear program at will and produce as much enriched uranium as they want.
Sanctions lifted. Restrictions gone. Nuclear development legitimized.
ISIS, Iran Are Agents of ‘Apocalyptic Islam’ Paving Way for ‘Islamic Messiah – Joel Rosenberg
“We are not simply facing a threat from radical Islam. At the core, we are actually facing something even worse,” Rosenberg told The Christian Post on Wednesday. “We face the threat of apocalyptic Islam. For the first time in human history, we now are faced with two nation-states whose leaders are driven by an end-of-the-world [theology].”
Rosenberg contends that Iran’s purpose for wanting to build up its nuclear arms program is so that it can one day destroy Israel and the United States in order to pave the path for the coming of the “Mahdi” (Islamic Messiah).
End Times Prophecy Is Unfolding Right Before Our Eyes
Do we really need the newspaper or online news websites any longer? As followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, and loving His holy Word, can we not just read Scripture to know the world news? This is one of many amazing things we get from the Word, and that is knowing what will happen before it happens!
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
Our Time is Short
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