Because of Jesus the sin we cannot forget God does not remember. —Tullian Tchividjian
Mar. 6, 2015
President Obama is being urged by a bipartisan group of House members led by Speaker John Boehner to provide “lethal, defensive weapons” to the Ukraine military.
Employers added more jobs than forecast in February and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent, the lowest in almost seven years, showing the labor market is sustaining progress after the best performance since 1999.
Apple was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, ending a banishment that kept the world’s largest company out for years before a stock split made its shares palatable to the price-weighted measure. The changes will push the number of technology-related companies in the 30-member gauge to six and boost their influence even more as the world’s largest company by market capitalization joins Microsoft Corp., Intel Corp., International Business Machines Corp., Cisco Systems Inc. and Visa Inc. AT&T is being kicked out after falling 4.5 percent in 2014. The changes will take effect with the start of trading on March 19.
Islamic State militants bulldozed the remains of the ancient city of Nimrud, the latest attack on ancient heritage in territory the group controls in Iraq and Syria. Heavy military vehicles were used to damage the site, according to Iraq’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
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Boko Haram militants have been amassing in the northeast Nigeria town of Gwoza, believed to be the group’s headquarters, killing residents who were unable to flee, a senator and witnesses said Thursday.
Excluding Russia from the SWIFT banking system would be a measure of last resort if the crisis in Ukraine escalates, the British and Polish foreign ministers said Friday.
Saudi Arabia has beheaded dozens of convicts, including foreign drug traffickers, since the start of the year in what Amnesty International calls an unprecedented pace of executions.
Bangladesh’s customs officers caught a North Korean diplomat trying to smuggle an estimated $1.4 million worth of gold into the country, a senior official said on Friday. “We recovered the gold both in the form of bar and ornaments from Son Young Nam, the First Secretary of the North Korean Embassy in Dhaka.”
Twelve-year-old Coreco Ja’Quan Pearson of Georgia, more commonly known as C.J., created quite a buzz last month when he posted a video of himself questioning President Obama’s patriotism. Now he may have to wait until his next birthday to continue to grow his online presence. Pearson’s video went viral and has amassed nearly one million views on YouTube. But it did not come without one unintended consequence to his Facebook page. Pearson, under Facebook’s minimum age requirement of 13, was upset to find out that he was locked out of his account.
GOP leaders in Congress have spent the last two months trying-and failing-to roll back protections for millions of undocumented immigrants, children included. The chances for major legislation in the next two years are pretty much nil.
A Canadian charged for refusing to give border agents his smartphone passcode was expected to become the first to test whether border inspections can include information stored on devices.
Reports that Islamic State’s most notorious executioner was born on their soil have stirred deep unease among Kuwaitis about the vulnerability of their country to wars in nearby Iraq and Syria in which some of their Arab allies have become combatants.
Britain said on Friday it planned to supply Ukraine’s army with a package of non-lethal military equipment to help it defend itself against what Defense Secretary Michael Fallon called “Russia’s aggression.” The package includes first aid kits, night vision goggles, laptops, helmets and GPS units.
Nestled among hundreds of identical white and brown two-story homes crammed in this neighborhood for factory workers is a house with a trick. Hidden under the house and its wraparound porch are steel pontoons filled with Styrofoam. These can lift the structure three meters off the ground if this area, two hours north of Bangkok, floods as it did in 2011 when two-thirds of the country was inundated, affecting a fifth of its 67 million people.
NASA confirmed that its Dawn probe has gone into orbit around Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
A Palestinian man drove into a group of pedestrians in Jerusalem, injuring six Israeli policewomen in what police say was a “terrorist attack”
Independent tests show that Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was deliberately killed, his family said, ruling out accident or suicide.
Brazil’s central bank lifted interest rates to a six-year high of 12.75% in an attempt to restrain inflation.
Bolivia’s former drug car Gen Oscar Nina was arrested on suspicion of having links to drug trafficking, Bolivian officials announced.
Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 45 people in a raid on a remote village in Borno state, north-east Nigeria, witnesses said.
Pakistani authorities renamed 107 schools in honor of the victims of last year’s massacre of children and teachers at a school in Peshawar.
Churches in Lake Worth, Fla., are being told they need to acquire permits in order to stay in business – and those that don’t are being subjected to what critics describe as Soviet-style code enforcement hounding.
CNN has learned that the manufacturer of the endoscope involved in two superbug deaths at UCLA never obtained permission to sell the device, according to an FDA official.
India – The Karnataka government has made it mandatory to video all parties where foreigners are invited. The organizers also need to provide the full list of foreigners attending any party.
Arab nations do not support Iran Nuclear Deal
In a strange twist, not only is Israel concerned about Obama’s negotiations leading to a nuclear Iran, but there may also be several Arab nations cheering Netanyahu on as he speaks to congress. The Wall Street Journal reported that several major Sunni states would prefer a failure of negotiations to a treaty that leaves Iran’s nuclear infrastructure in place
What Obama Can Learn about Radical Islam from New Saudi King :: Al-Alawi and Schwartz in Weekly Standard
by Irfan Al-Alawi and Stephen Schwartz
The Weekly Standard
March 5, 2015
ABC Family’s ‘The Fosters’ generates controversy over TV’s first-ever kiss between teen boys
by Marsha West
Once again Hollywood is pushing the envelope. Christian News Network reports that “The Fosters” is generating controversy after two male teens kissed each other on screen. This was the first time same-sex teens kissed on American television. That this would happen is not surprising as the show’s creators are homosexuals and singer/actress Jennifer Lopez is the producer.
March 6, 2015
“If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people, whose creature it is, must appeal to the standard they have formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done to the Constitution as the exigency may suggest and prudence justify.” –Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 33, 1788
TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS
In February, the U.S. labor market did not lay the foundation for long-term economic growth. Sure, the banner numbers — the U-3 measure of unemployment and the number of jobs added — continued to indicate that the American economy is expanding. Here’s what the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported: “Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 295,000 in February, and the unemployment rate edged down to 5.5 percent … Job gains occurred in food services and drinking places, professional and business services, construction, health care, and in transportation and warehousing.” The better measure of unemployment, the U-6, edged down to 11% and the civilian labor force participation rate changed little at 62.8%. But troubling is where most of the job gains occurred. Jobs in the food service and drinking industries don’t contribute to long-term growth — they are as permanent as a burger with a side of fries. More…
The executive director for the Washington office of the Fraternal Order of Police, James Pasco, undermined the Obama administration’s rhetoric in its proposed ban on M855 “green tip” ammunition. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it wants to ban the popular AR-15 ammo because it can penetrate the bulletproof vests popular with law enforcement. But Pasco blew the cover off the ATF’s insincere concern for police officers. He told The Washington Examiner, “Any ammunition is of concern to police in the wrong hands, but this specific round has historically not posed a law enforcement problem.” He continued, “While this round will penetrate soft body armor, it has not historically posed a threat to law enforcement.” Instead, the Obama administration is using law enforcement as a political excuse — even as Obama continues slandering racist policing strategies. Like most of Obama’s executive “tweaks,” this proposal will rewrite laws. The Second Amendment Foundation’s Alan Gottlieb told Fox News, “Almost any hunting rifle bullet will go through body armor, so you could prohibit almost any rifle bullet with this. This is the administration redefining the law on its own.”
Two days after the Justice Department released a report on supposedly racist law enforcement in Ferguson, and just before the 50th anniversary march in Selma this weekend, Barack Obama took the opportunity to repeat his “cops are racist” mantra. A “big chunk” of the remaining civil rights problems, he said, are “dealing with civil rights and civil liberties in respect to law enforcement.” Of Ferguson, Obama asserted, “I don’t think that is typical of what happens across the country but it’s not an isolated incident.” Are police perfect? No. Was there abuse in Ferguson. Probably. But Obama and his race-baiting pals love to talk about “disparate impact” — the idea that blacks face disproportionate enforcement for law-breaking — and they use that false measure to smear cops in general. Yet as Mark Alexander wrote in December, “[W]hen 90% of murders in urban centers are ‘people of color’ and 90% of perpetrators are ‘people of color,’ cops of any color are going to be more cautious with ‘people of color.’ This is not ‘racism,’ this is reality, driven by a desire to make it home safely at the end of one’s shift.” More…
Look at the hypocrisy. Turns out, the State Department forced a U.S. ambassador from his position in 2012 for using — wait for it — a private email account. That’s right: While the head of the department, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, ran an illicit email server from her New York home, the State Department berated Ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration for using Gmail. “The inspector general’s report specifically noted that Gration violated State Department policy by using a private, unsanctioned e-mail service for official business,” Sean Davis writes. “In its executive summary listing its key judgments against the U.S. ambassador to Kenya who served under Hillary Clinton, the inspector general stated that Gration’s decision to willfully violate departmental information security policies highlighted Gration’s ‘reluctance to accept clear-cut U.S. Government decisions.’ The report claimed that this reluctance to obey governmental security policies was the former ambassador’s ‘greatest weakness.'” While Gmail has decent security, Clinton’s email account left her information vulnerable to hackers. But she’s Hillary Clinton. Because she’s a master of political spin, she might get away with it scot free to the presidency. More…
Hillary Clinton finally addressed — through a tweet — the ever-growing scandal further tarnishing her tenure at the State Department. “I want the public to see my email,” she said. “I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible.” That was enough to elicit high praise from Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), a member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Cummings exclaimed, “As far as I am aware, no other Cabinet secretary in history has ever called for the release of his or her emails — in their entirety and throughout his or her tenure. I commend Secretary Clinton’s decision.” Of course, we’re wondering how many emails there actually are — much less damning correspondences that haven’t been thoroughly vetted and discarded — and Cummings didn’t mention anything about Clinton’s deplorable practice that prompted an investigation by Congress. Would he lavish such praise on the Bush administration’s Condoleezza Rice if she was being accused of malpractice? Clinton is in damage control, so her only option is to claim she has nothing to hide. And her fellow Democrats will help her every step of the way. More…
Republican Senators Mike Lee and Marco Rubio have put forward version 2.0 of their tax reform proposal first released last September. The two men offer a bit more detail to their sweeping plan this time around, and it’s still a strong, pro-growth proposal.
The broad strokes of the Lee-Rubio plan focus on making significant changes to the tax code to right the wrongs that have grown and multiplied over the last several decades. One of the most attractive elements of the plan is that it addresses both the business and the individual side of the tax structure from top to bottom. As National Review’s Yuval Levin points out, “Successful conservative tax reforms have always provided both broad-based relief and better incentives at the margins — not one or the other.”
The current tax code, as Lee and Rubio point out in their latest Wall Street Journal op-ed, has manifold failures — “impeding growth, discouraging investment, and restricting freedom on the business and the individual side — [and) they are all rooted in the same fundamental unfairness and inequity of a government that picks winners and losers.”
It’s one of the reasons recovery from the Great Recession has been more of a long, slow crawl toward a new mediocrity.
The Lee-Rubio plan attempts to balance these wrongs by making some fundamental changes to the tax code. One of the biggest changes is wiping away the seven current individual/family tax brackets and replacing them with two: 15% and 35%. The marriage penalty — so called because it taxes married couples higher than individuals — would be eliminated, along with the Alternative Minimum Tax and a number of deductions that also skew the tax system against working families. A new $2,500-per-child tax credit would be introduced to help offset overtaxed parents.
On the business side, the Lee-Rubio plan reduces the corporate tax rate to a maximum of 25%. It also eliminates double taxation of capital gains and dividends. Firms operating overseas would no longer have to pay tax abroad and at home, but only in the country where the income is generated. Businesses that invest in their own growth through expansion or infrastructure improvements will be able to deduct 100% of those expenses.
Like all ideas that come out of Washington, the senators’ proposal is going to be attacked for either going too far or not far enough. Democrats will reject pro-growth tax reform, arguing it will ultimately mean lower revenue. That’s unacceptable to leftists who seek to grow the massive welfare state. Never mind that lower tax rates frequently lead to greater tax revenue because of economic growth.
Democrats from the White House on down like the tax system the way it is — unless they could squeeze even more from taxpayers. Since the passage of the Sixteenth Amendment, the government has used the tax system to cajole individuals, families and businesses into certain behaviors bureaucratic elites believe to be conducive to a more progressive nation. The Lee-Rubio plan deliberately rejects that thinking, so the senators are sure to face steep opposition.
On the other side, some believe the proposed rates are not low enough. The top 35% individual bracket under Lee-Rubio is only four-and-a-half points lower than the current top rate under Obama. Additionally, it would be applied to a wider swath of taxpayers, meaning many people would actually face a tax rate increase under the new plan. And there are those who wonder if the corporate tax reforms, generous though they may comparatively be, go far enough.
No plan ever comes out of Washington without being rightfully scrutinized and criticized. But Lee and Rubio make the strongest case thus far for sweeping reform of America’s crippling tax code. Whether there are any other courageous souls on Capitol Hill willing to join the fight is another story.
It didn’t take long for Ben Carson’s nascent 2016 presidential campaign to suffer a self-inflicted wound. Just after launching his “exploratory committee,” Carson spoke to CNN’s Chris Cuomo. When the conversation turned to homosexuality, Carson made the tenuous analogy regarding whether it is genetic or a choice by stating, “A lot of people … go into prison straight, and when they come out they’re gay.” As the great statesman Admiral Gial Ackbar once said, “It’s a trap!”
After conservative heads thumped desks around the country — incredulous at how Carson’s analogy would help to further “Akinize” the Republican Party — Carson tried to walk back the remarks the next day by stating what he said “does not fully reflect my heart on gay issues.” He added, “I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation. I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive. For that I apologize unreservedly to all that were offended.”
But Carson fell into the trap deftly laid for him by a media searching for that “gotcha” moment they can use to paint all conservatives with the same brush. Just as most of the GOP hopefuls had to answer questions last month about Rudy Giuliani’s remarks regarding Barack Obama’s lack of love for America, now each will likely have to endure questions about sexual orientation thanks to Carson’s remarks. Never mind that the lackluster economy and foreign policy are far more pressing issues; if the media can shift the focus to social issues, they can trot out the tired old message about the “war on women” and Republicans being bigots and homophobes.
We know the Leftmedia give Republicans tougher questions — for example, you wouldn’t see Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden face a question on why their policies have consigned minority students to woefully underperforming schools or whether life begins at conception. But Carson then effectively egged on the media horde by declaring he won’t talk about the “gay rights” issue anymore. That insures his campaign will have to deal with this topic front and center for many months to come because the Leftmedia won’t take “no” for an answer — unless it involves information making a liberal look bad.
In Ben Carson, we have a very successful member of a minority group with a compelling story who happens to be conservative. That’s bad news for Democrats that count on the black population to give them 90% or more of their vote, and it’s a reason some observers would rather see Carson run for the suddenly open Senate seat in Maryland, based on his long history there and Maryland’s high minority population.
But the best part of Carson’s appeal is also the biggest problem he faces — the lack of political experience. You have to look back to Dwight Eisenhower to find a president who hadn’t held some sort of political office prior to winning election — and all Ike did was play a major role in winning a world war. Carson was a gifted neurosurgeon and certainly has appealing positions on a number of issues, but running for president presents a very steep learning curve where one won’t get a break because he’s “not a politician.”
All this is somewhat reminiscent of the Herman Cain campaign that caught fire in the fall of 2011 only to crash and burn amidst infidelity allegations a few months later. With an extremely deep and talented GOP field this time around, Carson supporters have to ask whether a neophyte can win. The conservative side won’t get the benefit of the media’s lack of curiosity we saw about Obama and his background, so the 2016 presidential race may be better run by an experienced hand. Otherwise, Ben Carson has to be much more prepared than he showed during his first few days on the trail.
TOP 5 RIGHT OPINION COLUMNS
- David Harsanyi: Netanyahu Was Right to Bring Up the Holocaust
- Charles Krauthammer: Netanyahu’s Churchillian Warning
- Jonah Goldberg: Email Scandal Won’t Doom Hillary, but Supporters Should Feel Uneasy
- Linda Chavez: Conservative Solutions
- Joe Bastardi: The Rise of the CO2 Fairy
OPINION IN BRIEF
British journalist Walter Bagehot (1826-1877): “A democratic despotism is like a theocracy: it assumes its own correctness.”
Columnist Charles Krauthammer: “Israel has never once asked America to fight for it. Not in 1948 when 650,000 Jews faced 40 million Arabs. Not in 1967 when Israel was being encircled and strangled by three Arab armies. Not in 1973 when Israel was on the brink of destruction. Not in the three Gaza wars or the two Lebanon wars. Compare that to a very partial list of nations for which America has fought and for which so many Americans have fallen: Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Vietnam, Korea, and every West European country beginning with France (twice). Change the [Iran] deal, strengthen the sanctions, give Israel a free hand. Netanyahu offered a different path in his clear, bold and often moving address, Churchillian in its appeal to resist appeasement. This was not Churchill of the 1940s, but Churchill of the 1930s, the wilderness prophet. Which is why for all its sonorous strength, Netanyahu’s speech had a terrible poignancy. After all, Churchill was ignored.”
Columnist Jonah Goldberg: “I could release 99.99 percent of all my emails, and you’d see little more than boring work product, press releases, spam and appeals from Nigerian oil ministers. My incriminating stuff could remain invisible — valuable snowflakes held back from a blizzard of chaff. If you don’t think the Clintons are capable of such legerdemain, I refer you to the Clinton-inspired debate over billing records and the meaning of ‘is.’ This points to another reason why I think Clinton will survive this mess. If there’s a damning email out there, it’s been deleted, and the relevant hard drive would be harder to find than Jimmy Hoffa’s body. So critics are probably left with the task of proving a negative. The real significance of this moment — and a partial explanation of the media firestorm over it — is that time is running out to stop the Clinton freight train. … At some point down the tracks, when yet another fetid cloud of Clintonism erupts into plain view, many smart liberals will look back at this moment as the time when they should have pulled the emergency brake and gotten off the Hillary train. The unease they feel now will be nothing compared to the buyer’s remorse to come.”
Comedian Argus Hamilton: “Hillary Clinton reportedly used private e-mail to run U.S. foreign policy while taking money from foreign nations for the Clinton Foundation. It’s dire. For those of you new to comedy and magic, this is the point where Bill has a sex scandal that lasts just long enough for Hillary to escape unharmed.”
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On today’s Episode of The Briefing
1) San Francisco archbishop criticized for having Catholic schools hold to Catholic beliefs
Morals Clause in Catholic Schools Roils Bay Area, New York Times (Carol Pogash)
2) Story of priested twins points to importance of grounding our children in doctrine
When We Leave One Religion for Another, Wall Street Journal (Claire Ansberry)
In other news…
Mormon church backs Utah LGBT anti-discrimination bill
by Marsha West
According to News Max, Equality Utah executive director Troy Williams said at a news conference, “This is an historic day. People from diverse backgrounds have come together to craft what no one thought was possible.”
News Max writes:
State Sen. Stuart Adams, a Republican who led negotiations on the proposal, said at the news conference that they’ve found a way to respect the rights of some while not infringing on the rights of others.
“If Utah can do this, my opinion, it can be done anywhere else in the nation.”
The Second Round of the Crisis Will DWARF 2008 In Size and Scope
If you are an investor, your big concern should not be about what to stocks… but what happens when the bond bubble goes bust. All of the biggest problems in the financial world revolve around the bond markets today:
Why Obama So Dislikes Netanyahu – Dennis Prager
By Dennis Prager
There is no question about whether President Obama — along with Secretary of State John Kerry and the editorial pages of many newspapers — has a particular dislike of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
But there is another question: Why?
And the answer is due to an important rule of life that too few people are aware of:
Posted: 06 Mar 2015 07:14 AM PST
So you’re done with winter huh? Now you can get ready for what may be one of the hottest Summers on Record! That’s because after months and months of teasing forecasters, El Niño has officially arrived, and it’s set to boost what they are calling “global warming” to new record levels. And what exactly is a “El Nino”? El Niño is one of the Earth’s most powerful climate signals, with the ability to shift weather patterns worldwide. It typically happens only two or three times in a decade, and its most important feature is its predictability. Once in place, El Niños normally linger for months, giving affected regions time to prepare for impacts. Another great concern is the greater chance of widespread “Tornado Outbreaks” that could be generated from an El Nino such as in 2011 where more than 1,600 confirmed tornadoes touched down in the United States. The twisters killed more than 550 people, injured more than 5,400, and resulted in economic damage that soared into the billions. By mid-July 2013, close to 500 confirmed tornadoes had already touched down, killing 44 people, half during the single storm that hit Moore, Okla., on May 20. Although individual tornadoes can’t be predicted, new research from a team of scientists at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami, Fla., suggests that severe tornado outbreaks may be linked to specific weather patterns. The El Niño Southern Oscillation also appears to have some impact on the conditions that lead to exceptional tornado outbreaks, says David Enfield, a physical oceanographer at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and co-author of a new study in the Journal of Climate. Specifically, past studies have indicated that large tornadic events are linked to Trans-Niño years, characterized by trans-Niño index (TNI) values during either the onset or ebbing of El Niño or La Niña conditions, when variation in sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean can be considerable. Why the transitional years seemed to spawn more tornadoes remains unknown. SOURCES – The Slatest / Earth
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|Military laser melts truck engine from more than mile away
Posted: 06 Mar 2015 06:48 AM PST
Could we be witnessing yet another weapon that could be used in future Wars and Conflicts fulfilling Bible Prophecy? Advanced Weapons just got an upgrade as Lockheed Martin turned up the heat on its laser weapon technology and destroyed a truck from one mile away. The Maryland-based company’s test of the ATHENA laser weapon was the highest power ever recorded of a laser weapon of its type. The Advanced Test High Energy Asset’s March 3 test destroyed its target in a “matter of seconds,” the company said in a statement. An image of the smoking vehicle accompanied its announcement. “This test represents the next step to providing lightweight and rugged laser weapon systems for military aircraft, helicopters, ships and trucks,” said Keoki Jackson, chief technology officer of Lockheed Martin. FULL REPORT
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|Russian bombers deliver strikes at ground targets in war games
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 08:22 PM PST
Russia appears to be carrying out major “Dry Runs” from Land, Sea and Air in what appears to possibly be a preparing for War as Sources indicate that at least 12 Russian strategic bombers of the Tupolev-95MS and Tupolev-160 families have delivered strikes at ground targets on testing ranges in the Saratov region where a military exercise is underway, Colonel Igor Klimov, an official spokesman for the Air Force said on Thursday. “The crews drilled the most complicated elements of flight proficiency training, like takeoffs and landings in adverse weather conditions and application of air-launched incapacitation devices at ground targets on a range,” Col Klimov said. FULL REPORT
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|Unannounced Test of Strategic Nuclear Weapons Readiness Starts in Russia
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 08:14 PM PST
Major Military movements and Drills are taking place regarding Russia and sources indicate that Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces began an unannounced test of the nuclear weapons near the central Russian city Yoshkar-Ola, the SMF’s press center said Wednesday. The report went on to indicate that “The Committee of the Command of Strategic Missile Forces is conducting an unannounced test of the condition and security provisions of nuclear weapons in the Yoshkar-Ola Missile Unit,” the SMF’s press service said in a statement. FULL REPORT
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|Franklin Graham Warns Anti-Semitism Is on the Rise in US and Europe; Endorses ‘The Hiding Place’ Sequel
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 08:00 PM PST
Franklin Graham is giving more warnings and this time Graham has warned that anti-Semitism is on the rise in the U.S. and Europe. Franklin comments while endorsing the upcoming release of the film “Return of the Hiding Place,” the sequel to the original that was produced by his father, Billy Graham. Franklin Graham goes n to say “Peter Spencer has done an incredible job in creating the new film ‘Return to the Hiding Place.’ It is a great piece, well-produced and powerful. ‘Return to the Hiding Place’ is a true story that tells another side of the historical account of Corrie Ten Boom in the original ‘The Hiding Place film,’” Graham said. FULL REPORT
|Russia braces for large-scale military drills, Over 2000 Troops
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 07:16 PM PST
WAR DRUMS – Not only is the U.S and Polish Troops carrying out Massive Military Drills according to reports the Russian Defense Ministry has launched massive military exercises as well involving over 2,000 troops and some 500 items of weaponry in southern Russia, including in the Caucasus. The field-type exercises of the air defense forces will be taking place until April 10 in twelve military firing ranges, located in Russia’s South, the North Caucasus and Crimean Federal Districts, as well as at Russian military bases in Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Armenia. Russian sources indicate that “Over 2,000 troops have been involved into the battle drills, and over 500 items of weaponry and military hardware are being used,” Interfax quoted a statement of the Southern Military District. FULL REPORT
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|Mark Hall from Casting Crowns reveals Cancer Diagnosis
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 04:52 PM PST
Please keep the lead singer of Casting Crowns in your prayers as In a brief open letter to fans posted to the Casting Crowns official Facebook page on Thursday, Mark Hall, the lead vocalist for the popular Christian band, revealed that doctors recently found a solid mass in his right kidney and that they are “90 percent sure it’s cancer.” Hall has stated that he will be having his kidney removed next week and has asked fans for prayer as he copes with the medical ordeal. “[Doctors] are 90% sure it’s cancer and they are going to remove the entire kidney next Wednesday, March 11th,” the singer wrote. “They believe the cancer is contained in the kidney, which is also a great hope. They will know more once it is out and pathology can see it.” FULL REPORT
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|Evidence indicates Yucatan Peninsula hit by tsunami 1,500 years ago
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 04:32 PM PST
New evidence is suggesting that the eastern coastline of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, a mecca for tourists, may have been walloped by a tsunami between 1,500 and 900 years ago, says a new study involving Mexico’s Centro Ecological Akumal (CEA) and the University of Colorado Boulder. Evidence points to an ancient tsunami, foremost a large, wedge-shaped berm about 15 feet above sea level paved with washing machine-sized stones, said the researchers. Set back in places more than a quarter of a mile from shore, the berm stretches for at least 30 miles, alternating between rocky headlands and crescent beaches as it tracks the outline of the Caribbean coast near the plush resorts of Playa del Carmen and Cancun. If a tsunami of that magnitude was to strike this area today it would be catastrophic from sheer population growth over the last 1500 years ago! FULL REPORT
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|US Trying To Send Message To Russia? Polish Troops Begin Live Fire Exercises
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 04:23 PM PST
Is America trying to send a message of intimidation to Russia? According to sources The U.S. and Polish troops started their live-fire exercises in northern Poland on Wednesday. As part of a NATO program to reinforce commitment to the security in Eastern Europe. The military exercise assumes significance in the light of the Ukraine conflict, where the Government forces and eastern rebels are fighting each other, until a recent truce brought a small respite. The Eastern Europe seems insecure because of the muscle flexing of Russia in the region, with NATO blaming Russia for supporting the rebel offensive in Ukraine. This situation appears to become more volatile by the day and everyone’s on edge as to wonder when the powder Keg will explode? FULL REPORT
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|Self-Driving Cars Will Be in 30 U.S. Cities By the End of Next Year
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 11:51 AM PST
Hope you’re ready for US Highways to be filled with Self-Driving vehicles? because according to a report by Observer/Innovation automated vehicle pilot projects will roll out in the U.K. and in six to 10 U.S. cities this year, with the first unveiling projected to be in Tampa Bay, Florida as soon as late spring. In 2016 trial programs will launch in 12 to 20 more U.S. locations, which means driverless cars will be on roads in up to 30 U.S. cities by the end of 2016. The trials will be run by Comet LLC, a consulting firm focused on automated vehicle commercialization. FULL REPORT
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America’s Betrayal: The Muslim Brotherhood Organizations And Agents In Obama White House
The Betrayal Papers Part II: Muslim Brotherhood Civic Organizations and Agents in American Government
“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!” – The Muslim Brotherhood’s motto
The American government under Barack Obama has been and continues to fund terrorist activity, aids and harbors terrorist organizations on American soil, and funds organizations and countries like Iran that are known enemies that have publicly stated their determination to destroy America.
In 1963, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Muslim Students Association of the U.S. and Canada (MSA), established itself on college campuses throughout North America. It actively recruits American and Canadian youth to join the Muslim Brotherhood’s ideological and political agenda that pits Islam against the world. Sadly, such recruitment results in young people becoming terrorists. As the Canadian Military Association recently reported 11 of Canada’s highest profile terrorists were tied to the MSA.
Many of MSA’s founding members have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. But three of its most significant founders Hisham al Talib, Jamal Barzinji, and Ahmed Totanji were Muslim Brotherhood leaders of Iraqi descent. While a student at George Washington University, Hillary Clinton’s personal aide Huma Abedin was on MSA’s Executive Board.
Organizations directly linked to the MSA and the Muslim Brotherhood include:
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR): CAIR was founded by two individuals with close ties to a Hamas operative. Hamas, according to its own charter, is the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. In 2007, its founder Omar Ahwad was named as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorist financing trial. In November 2014, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) designated CAIR as a terrorist organization.
CAIR recently praised the Department of Homeland Security for identifying “right-wing sovereign citizen extremist groups,” not Islamic terrorism, as America’s foremost terrorist threat.
Muslim American Society (MAS): MAS was founded in 1992 by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, according to MAS secretary-general Shaker Elsayed. MAS, and the Muslim Brotherhood, advocate to implement Sharia law in the United States. MAS identifies the Islamic Society of North American (ISNA) and Muslim Students Association (MSA) as organizations with the same goal: the “Islamic revival movement.”In November 2014, (UAE) designated MAS as a terrorist organization.
Islamic Society of North America (ISNA): ISNA originated from four Islamic organizations, including the MSA. Its former president, Mohamed Magid, was appointed as an advisor to the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Council by Barack Obama in 2011 and was a recentguest at the White House.
Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC): MPAC was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, specifically, Hassan and Maher Hathout, both of whom with close ties Hassan al-Banna. MPAC supports the Tunisian Ennahda (Muslim Brotherhood) Party leader, Rachid Ghannouchi, who they claim is “one of the most important figures in modern Islamic political thought and theory.” Its current President, Salam Al-Marayati, represented the United States to the United Nations and UNESCO in 2010.
A 1991 Muslim Brotherhood internal memorandum specifically identifies CAIR, ISNA, and the MSA as part of “A list of our organizations and organizations of our friends,” including CAIR’s organizational predecessor, the Islamic Association of Palestine.
CAIR, ISNA, and MAS’s incorporating member, Dr. Jamal Badawi, were named as un-indicted co-conspirators who materially supported terrorism by a federal court in connection with the infamous trial of the Holy Land Foundation, an alleged Palestinian “humanitarian charity.” MPAC and MSAmembers are documented defending the Holy Land Foundation against the U.S. government’s terrorism charges.
These “independent” “non-profit organizations” are unquestionably linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and ingrained in the Anschluss (“Annexation”) of Georgetown and the Brookings Institution.
In 2005, Georgetown University established a new campus for their prestigious School of Foreign Service in Doha, Qatar (SFS-Q), which now employs 35 faculty members. (It bears stating here that the State of Qatar was the driving Arab force behind the Arab Spring, which resulted in the Muslim Brotherhood coming to power in Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt.)
Under the guise of promoting Qatar’s Education City, the Qatar Foundation (a “charity” with terrorist ties) has paid for all of Georgetown University’s SFS-Q campus development costs. Since this development, Georgetown University’s student newspaper, The Hoya has blatantly published anti-Semitic rhetoric.
Qatar heavily funds the Brookings Institution. In 2013 Brookings received $14.8 million; in 2012, $100,000; and in 2011, $2.9 million. And Brookings’s Vice President, and purported diplomat Martin Indyk, was asked by Obama to “negotiate” ‘peace terms’ between Israel and Hamas. Indyk is currently “negotiating” with nuclear-aspiring Iran, a stated enemy of America.
Under Obama, The Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated All Of The National Security Agencies Of The U.S.
The Obama Administration’s Agents
Seven Obama administration appointees are allegedly linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. In December 2013 the Egyptian political magazine Rose El-Youssef published an article, Not Huma Abedin Alone, (English translation) in which it named six additional Obama appointees it claims are Muslim Brotherhood operatives. They include:
- Huma Abedin, Personal Aide/Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2009-2013),
- Arif Alikhan, Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security for Policy Development (2009-2010),
- Salam Al-Marayati, Administration representative to UNESCO and United Nations (2010),
- Mohammed Elibiary, Senior Member of Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council (2010-2014),
- Rashad Hussain, U.S. Special Envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) (2010-Present) and Deputy Associate Counsel to Barack Obama (2009-2010),
- Mohamed Magid, Department of Homeland Security Countering Violence and Extremism Working Group (2011-Present),
- Eboo Patel, Member of the President’s Advisory Council to the Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (2009-Present).
- Gray: No known or documented association,
- Green: Has worked/s within an official capacity for organization; is a named member of the organization,
- Yellow: Has been associated with organization in authorship or speaking capacity or has a proven personal relationship with the organization’s leadership.
These are Barack Hussein Obama’s appointees. This is Barack Hussein Obama’s administration and these are people chosen to advise him on national security and Islam.
The Betrayal Papers is a collaborative effort by the Coalition of Concerned Citizens, which includes: Andrea Shea King, Dr. Ashraf Ramelah, Benjamin Smith, Bethany Blankley, Brent Parrish,Charles Ortel, Chris Nethery, Denise Simon, Dick Manasseri, Gary Kubiak, Gates of Vienna, Hannah Szenes, IQ al Rassooli, Jeff Bayard, Leslie Burt, Marcus Kohan, Mary Fanning, General Paul E. Vallely, Regina Thomson, Scott Smith, Terresa Monroe-Hamilton, Colonel Thomas Snodgrass,Trevor Loudon, Wallace Bruschweiler, and William Palumbo.
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ABC Family Network Proudly Features Two Little Boys In Romantic Same-Sex Kiss
When Two Boys Kissed on Primetime TV
“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:26,27 (KJV)
As the years tick on and the LGBT Movement gets bolder and bolder, the standard for decency and morality gets lower and lower. Just a few years into the modern LGBT Pride explosion, and what do we see but a television station that calls themselves “ABC Family” now broadcasting two little boys romantically kissing each other. How far behind can shows promoting pedophilia be? Shows promoting bestiality? Rest assured, they are on the drawing board at this very moment.
It has been called “The History-Making Gay Kiss,” as The Fosters TV show, which airs during prime time on the ABC Family network, featured the “Youngest Same-Sex TV Kiss Ever.” Yes, on a so-called “family friendly” network, two 13-year-old boys locked lips, and gay activists and their allies are celebrating the moment.
GLAAD, formally known as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, stated that, “ABC Family’s The Fosters breaks new ground with Jude and Connor’s kiss.” (For those who are not familiar with the show, Jude is raised by two lesbians, his adoptive parents.)
Gabe Bergado, writing for the Daily Beast, claimed that the kiss set “a fantastic standard,” one that “reassures all the real-life Judes and Connors out there that their feelings of self-discovery during those middle school and junior high years are valid.”
Personally, I find this is heartbreaking not heartwarming, tragic not terrific. First, there is the power of example, either for good or for bad.
Young people in particular are influenced by what they see on TV and in the movies, with little boys dressing up like Superman or Spiderman and little girls mimicking the looks of the latest starlet.
As they get older, it’s not just a matter of playing silly dress-up games. Instead, these kids are now emulating the lifestyles of those they follow, and so a sexy dance to a 14-year-old looks a whole lot different than it did when the child was 5.
I can testify firsthand to the power of negative examples.
I started playing drums at the age of 8, and when I was 13, I went to my first rock concert, seeing the Jimi Hendrix Experience at the New York Philharmonic in 1968. And it really was an experience.
Everything about the band was countercultural and radical, appealing to my flesh and drawing me in. I wanted to be like the rock stars! So, when I was just 14 years-old and was offered a joint for the first time, I thought to myself, “The rock stars get high, so I think I’ll try it.”
There was also a subtle pull to do something illicit, but I’m 100 percent sure that without the influence of rock music and rock culture, I never would have thought of getting high at that point of life.
The rest, as they say, is history, as I went from pot to hash to LSD and ups and downs to snorting speed to shooting speed and then heroin and cocaine and other drugs before the Lord graciously saved me at the age of 16 in 1971.
Negative examples played a powerful role in my descent into drug abuse, opening that all-important initial door.
Is it any coincidence, then, that girl-on-girl kissing and sex scenes have been the Hollywood rage for some years and that bisexual experimentation among girls as young as 12 has become increasingly common? (Numerous teachers, social workers and students have told me about the epidemic of bisexual experimentation among schoolgirls today.)
Is it any coincidence that back in 2003, Madonna and Brittney Spears kissed on national TV and, more recently, Katie Perry kissed a girl and liked it, and now lots of other girls are doing the same?
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Watch Obama Declare That America Was Founded On Islam (Video)
“Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.” – Barack Hussein Obama
Here’s what Obama legitimately believes:
“Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding” – BHO February 2015, Washington
That’s an exact quote from what the president told White House conference on “countering violent extremism”. If you aren’t shocked by this, then you are well aware of the many idiotic things he’s touted regarding Islam in the past. source
“I also know that Islam has been a part of America’s story.”– BHO June 2009, Egypt
“Islam has always been a part of America” – BHO 2010 start of Ramadan
Here is Obama saying that Islam, and not Judeo-Christian values and ideals, are the foundation of America:
“Eid (Muslim Holiday) reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslims Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy” – BHO 2014 Marking Eid
Then it got worse:
Since 2009, NOW THE END BEGINS has brought you story after story in detailed accounts of exactly how Obama feels about Islam, and how he views Christianity and the Bible. So today, in light of recent events in Washington, we feel it important that you know exactly where your president stands in regards to his faith and his god.
Click here to read 20 quotes he has made about Islam, and 20 quotes he has made about Christianity. Nothing edited or mashed up, just exactly in the context he originally spoke them in with fully-sourced links so you can see where they come from.
If after reading this, you still think he is not a Muslim, then there is something organically wrong with your ability to reason and understand simple words written on the level of 6th grade English. You may remain ignorant, but it will be willingly so.
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The Days of Noah
It seems to describe a time when people were going about their every day lives, taking no thought for what was happening around them. And, we know that there were very evil and dark things happening; things that are considered an abomination to God Almighty. This has not changed. Indeed, our days are even darker. Man has decided to indulge the flesh and ignore the things of the spirit. Most serve the carnality of their own minds and this cannot be reconciled to the gospel of the Kingdom of God. We know this because we are told that no such people can ever enter the Kingdom of God.
Florida city wages soviet-style crackdown on churches
A government crackdown on churches has Christians in Lake Worth, Fla., wondering if they live in the United States or the former Soviet Union.
Churches in Lake Worth, population 36,000, have been ordered to acquire a business license. As if the church has to get the government’s permission to preach and pray?
But wait. It gets worse, folks.
Franklin Graham Warns Anti-Semitism Is on the Rise in US and Europe; Endorses ‘The Hiding Place’ Sequel
“This release is very timely and has modern-day application as anti-Semitism is rearing its head again in many parts of Europe and the United States.”
“The Hiding Place” was released in 1975, and was based on the book by the same name written by Corrie ten Boom, recalling her family’s experience in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.
“Watchmen on the Wall”
Even those who were previously blinded to the raging spiritual warfare that’s swirling around them today are beginning to wake up like someone waking from a drunken stupor asking:
“What’s going on?”
“I never thought I’d see the day!”
“I’m afraid of what I see coming upon this world.”
The Hal Lindsey Report
Not since British troops burned the White House has a foreigner’s presence in Washington caused such a commotion!
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to town and spoke to a joint session of Congress, you’d have thought the Ayatollah himself was striding Pennsylvania Avenue hurling insults and threats at America, not the leader of our closest and strongest ally in the Middle East or maybe in all the world! (Hold it. I think Ayatollah Khamenei may have been more welcome among the Washington elite!)
Our Time is Short
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