The whole business of Christianity contradicts sense. We give up the visible for invisible rewards. —Thomas Manton
Mar. 13, 2015
The Obama administration plans to convene a panel of advisers to suggest ways the Department of Veterans Affairs can improve customer service after reports last year of deaths, treatment delays and substandard care in veterans’ hospitals.
A new Chicago Tribune poll shows Rahm Emanuel, the incumbent, has opened up a double-digit lead on challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, gaining support from a majority of voters for the first time in his second-term bid.
St. Louis County police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are taking over security for protests in Ferguson after two officers were shot in the city.
Wholesale prices in the U.S. unexpectedly declined in February for a fourth consecutive month, reflecting cheaper food and a slump in profit margins among wholesalers and retailers.
Almost two years after President Nicolas Maduro ordered Cavim, the army-owned munitions company, to code bullets according to intended users among the police, military and sports shooters, the company has yet to comply. That means security forces have no way of tracing who is selling ammunition to the country’s armed gangs.
A record surplus in U.S. crude inventories may soon strain the nation’s storage capacity, renewing a slump in prices and curbing its output, according to the International Energy Agency.
Russia’s central bank lowered its main interest rate in line with most economist forecasts, as stabilizing inflation clears the path to boosting an economy buckling under low oil prices and sanctions over Ukraine. The one-week auction rate was cut by one percentage point to 14 percent.
Porsche may expand its growing lineup with a battery-powered vehicle to cater to demand for cleaner luxury vehicles and counter the rise of Tesla Motors.
The campaign to shift China to slower, consumption-driven growth and away from a dependence on exports and investment means the squeeze on U.S. workers from foreign competition will moderate at the same time that Chinese demand increases for U.S. products. The result: more and possibly better paying jobs for Americans and a major transformation in relations between the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 economies.
An Australian teenager who converted to Islam before reportedly carrying out a suicide bombing for Islamic State in Iraq shows the growing threat of self-radicalization through the Internet.
On Sunday, the debt ceiling returns to America. The $18 trillion borrowing limit will be reinstated after a temporary reprieve, and so lawmakers in Washington will once again have to solve the problem that won’t die. Many options are on the table, of course, and at least one analyst has revived talk of minting a $1 trillion dollar platinum coin.
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A high school student in Greece, N.Y. who allegedly forced a special-needs classmate to drink urine out of a toilet was also involved in the bullying of an elderly bus monitor in 2012 which went viral.
The United States’ largest Spanish-language television channel has fired a key presenter who said First Lady Michelle Obama looked like a cast member from “Planet of the Apes,” Univision said.
EU leaders are unlikely to decide at a summit next week to extend economic sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, which expire in July, a European official said.
Villagers in eastern Ukraine have told Reuters they saw a missile flying directly overhead just before a Malaysian airliner was shot out of the sky on July 17 last year, providing the most detailed accounts to date that suggest it was fired from territory held by pro-Russian rebels.
Nigeria has brought in hundreds of mercenaries from South Africa and the former Soviet Union to give its offensive against Boko Haram a shot in the arm before a March 28 election.
Britain announced hopes to become the first major Western country to join a Chinese-led development bank on Thursday, drawing a concerned response from Washington.
North Korea fired seven surface-to-air missiles into the sea off its east coast on Thursday in an operation supervised by leader Kim Jong-Un at a time of heightened military tensions, South Korea’s Defense Ministry said.
The US expressed concerns over Britain’s effort to become a founding member of a Chinese-backed development bank.
Islamic State accepted a pledge of allegiance from Nigeria’s militant group Boko Haram, according to an audio message purportedly from IS.
Germany’s highest court decided that a ban on teachers wearing the Islamic headscarf in state schools is unconstitutional.
Police arrested eight people alleged to belong to a jihadist cell in a series of dawn raids across north-east and central Spain.
Iraqi government forces were pushing into Tikrit on several fronts, forcing Islamic State militants to fall back to the city center, officials said.
More than 50 government soldiers and rebels have been killed in a battle for control of strategic village in north-western Syria, UK-based monitors said.
An American healthcare worker infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone landed in the United States Friday for treatment at a specialist unit in Maryland. The unidentified patient is the 11th Ebola case treated in the U.S. since August.
A complex scam being run by a string of Internal Revenue Service imposters has become so widespread that even one of the nation’s top U.S. tax fraud investigators has been roped in and targeted.
Zaytuna College, a California school co-founded by a firebrand who once called for an “intifada” in the U.S., has become the nation’s first accredited Muslim college.
7.5 million people left religion since 2012: Three graphs from latest General Social Survey
A new survey shows that the Great Decline of religion in America continues. Since 2012, the U.S. has about 7.5 million Americans who are no longer active in religion. (Grant, Religion News Service)
Why I Wouldn’t Want To Be A Police Officer In America Today
Can you imagine going to work each day knowing that there are lots of people out there that would love to see you dead? Despite what a lot of Americans may think, it takes real courage to be a police officer in this country today. Every time you put on that uniform and walk out the front door, it might be the very last time that you ever see your spouse and family. Yes, there is a whole lot of needless police brutality in the United States in 2015, and I am going to address that later in this article. But most police officers are just regular people that are trying to do their jobs and serve their communities. And on Wednesday, we got a reminder of just how dangerous those jobs can be. At around midnight on Wednesday, two Ferguson police officers were ambushed. A 32-year-old officer named Webster Groves was shot just beneath his right eye, and another 41-year-old officer was hit in the shoulder. Sadly, this is probably only just the beginning. Racial tensions continue to escalate, and we are on the verge of a great financial crisis which will cause economic conditions in our cities to deteriorate rapidly. By the end of this decade, I fully expect civil unrest, rioting, looting and mindless violence to become commonplace in large cities all across America. In such an environment, it will be extremely dangerous to be a police officer. (Read More….)
March 13, 2015
“When men exercise their reason coolly and freely, on a variety of distinct questions, they inevitably fall into different opinions, on some of them. When they are governed by a common passion, their opinions if they are so to be called, will be the same.” –James Madison, Federalist No. 50, 1788
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After 90,000 comments and condemnation from congressional Republicans, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives backed away from its proposal to ban the 5.56 M855 “green tip” ammunition. But congressional Democrats have taken the idea, expanded the breadth of the proposed ammo ban, and run with it. In a letter to the ATF, Democrats encourage the bureau to move fast and use its “existing authority” to limit any rifle cartridge that can be fired from a handgun. Democrats wrote, “We hope that the Bureau will swiftly review comments on the proposed framework and issue a revised proposal that will address the danger posed by handguns that fire 5.56mm and other rifle ammunition.” They have introduced legislation in the House to ban the green-tipped rounds, and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) said she would introduced a broader bill to ban even more forms of armor-piercing ammunition. Because cops wear light body armor and there are some unique pistols out there (Thompson Contender pistol chambered in 30-30, anybody?), Democrats are opening the door for potentially banning all center-fire rounds. And the ATF welcomes this lobbying. Its director, B. Todd Jones, said “any 5.56 round” threatens the safety of police officers — a distorted fear if ever there was one.
Also note that Barack Obama’s spokesman Josh Earnest promised, “The president’s commitment to putting in place common-sense rules that will protect Second Amendment rights, but also prevent those who shouldn’t have firearms from getting them, is as strong as ever. I think the president’s own personal conviction on this matter has been pretty evident to those who have watched his public comments.”
Hillary Clinton deleted her “personal” emails wholesale — without so much as reading them first. Fox News’ Chris Stirewalt writes, “How did Hillary Clinton know that the tens of thousands of emails from her time in office she ordered destroyed were personal? Did she or even her staff scroll through her sent items scanning emails about ‘yoga routines’ or ‘family vacations’ before deleting them? Nope. No one looked at them. The Clinton campaign said those emails that did not crop up in a keyword search performed by her team were automatically deleted. No eyes. No one to be subpoenaed. Just highlight all and press delete. That method seems better for missing emails than to finding them. And it would sound reckless and haphazard coming from another politician. In this case, though, it sounds like a woman covering her tracks in preparation for a long and bloody legal fight over subpoenas to come.” The story isn’t going to go away just because Clinton hit the delete key. More…
Hillary Clinton’s email scandal continues to yield serious questions. According to The Washington Examiner, “Clinton, like all departing federal employees, was required to fill out and sign a separation statement [Form OF-109] affirming that she had turned over all classified and other government documents, including all emails dealing with official business.” Did Clinton sign the form? The State Department refuses to say just yet. If not, why not? And if so, did she commit a felony? “There’s no question” she did, says Shannen Coffin, former counsel to Dick Cheney. “There’s no doubt … that wherever the secretary had those records — if she had them in her Chappaqua home, if she had them in her office, if she had them somewhere else — she’s got to bring all of the records to the table, and turn over any official records at the time of her departure,” Coffin said. “Not — most definitely not — two years later.” He added, “The form itself says, ‘Hey, before you sign this, understand that you are certifying something that we can prosecute you for. Making a false statement in this context, knowingly and willfully’ — which, I can’t imagine anything more knowing and willful than knowing you have 55,000 records sitting in your home — ‘if you do that, it is a felony.'” Clinton’s flippant dismissal of questions at her Tuesday press conference left many things unanswered. And she’s looking worse all the time.
Barack Obama swapped jokes with ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel last night, laughing it up at the expense of a few million bucks in taxpayer-funded security. But he also turned to a serious note, speaking about the two police officers shot in Ferguson. He extended brief condolences to the wounded officers and their families before launching into predictable race-bait. “[W]hat had been happening in Ferguson was oppressive and objectionable and was worthy of protest,” Obama asserted. “But there was no excuse for criminal acts. And whoever fired those shots shouldn’t detract from the issue. They’re criminals, they need to be arrested.” He later added, “[T]here was a whole structure there, according to the Justice Department report, that indicated both racism and just a disregard for what law enforcement’s supposed to do. As I’ve said before … it is not unique, but it’s also not the norm.” Obama isn’t directly responsible for the actions of the criminal who fired on police, but he isn’t helping the situation either. It is not appropriate for the leader of this country to repeatedly tell angry rioters and looters they have perfectly legitimate grievances against racist cops. But that’s why you don’t put a community organizer in the White House.
Attorney General Eric Holder responded quickly to news that two Ferguson police officers were shot Wednesday night during a round of protests. “What happened last night was a pure ambush,” Holder said. “This was not someone trying to bring healing to Ferguson. This was a damn punk — a punk — who was trying to sow discord in an area that is trying to get its act together, and trying to bring together a community that has been fractured for too long.” He continued, “This really disgusting and cowardly attack might’ve been intended to unravel any sense of progress that exists, but I hope that that does not happen.” He’s right about a punk not trying to bring healing. But Holder’s Justice Department just released a report finding generally racist practices in the Ferguson Police Department, and Holder has spent the better part of a year blasting racist police. Forgive us for thinking he — like his boss — sounds a bit more concerned about damage to the narrative than the lives of the officers.
The Clintons have done quite well for themselves since January 2001, when they grabbed $190,000 worth of china, flatware, furniture and rugs on their way out the White House doors — thank you very much. No, really, thank you, the American taxpayer.
Multimillion-dollar book deals, lucrative speaking engagements and whatever it is they do at the Clinton Foundation account for the bulk of the Clintons’ vast wealth. These, though, are not the only reasons that Bill and Hillary are so well off. Thanks to the Former Presidents Act, taxpayers will have given Bill a collective $16 million by Election Day next year for a variety of expenses about which, predictably, no one really knows too much.
A recent analysis by Politico revealed that the former president has received more money through the Act than any other ex-president. The total accumulation of his pension through 2016 amounts to $3.1 million, including $218,000 this year and $221,000 allocated for next year.
The General Services Administration, which disburses the money, also allocates money for personnel salaries, accounting for nearly $3 million of the $16 million Bill has received since 2001. The GSA doesn’t dictate how that money is to be spent, so there is little information on who’s received how much, other than that most post-presidential employees receive compensation from additional sources. Politico notes that Laura Graham, one of the top Clinton Foundation officials, has seen her salary more than double since 2005. Tina Flournoy, Bill’s chief of staff, is also believed to be on the GSA payroll, having come from Hillary’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Another GSA payment includes $947,000 for communications-related costs and equipment. This vague category can include furniture or even technological hardware and software. Like an email server, perhaps.
The Clinton Foundation insists that Bill paid out of his own pocket for the secret server Hillary used during her time at the State Department. But since a big chunk of his money comes from taxpayers, and his money-making entertainment value is wholly derived from his time as president, it’s difficult for him to claim he bought the hardware using the fruits of his own labor.
Incidentally, that server, which the Clintons claim resides at the Clintons’ home base in Chappaqua, New York, is protected, like the rest of the residence, by a full-time Secret Service detail. Presidents and their immediate family members receive lifetime protection paid for by taxpayers separately from the Former Presidents Act.
This new information puts the lie to Hillary’s inane statement about the Clintons being “not only dead broke, but in debt” when they left the White House. At no time were they ever even remotely close to poverty. Hillary’s claim, meant to paint her and her husband as working-class heroes, was widely and rightly ridiculed. Since the day Bill left office, the Clintons have been part of the One Percent — make that the 0.001 Percent — and they are likely to remain there for the rest of their days, thanks in part to taxpayers.
Furthermore, Politico’s story raises once again the question of whether the Former Presidents Act has outlived its usefulness, or if at the very least it should be revisited. Enacted in 1958 to “preserve the dignity of the office,” the Act was inspired by Harry Truman’s post-presidency dire financial straits. Never good with personal finances, Truman was close to losing it all before Congress stepped in to offer a pension that could preserve a certain level of comfort for him and all future ex-presidents.
These days, however, presidents leave office with multiple tracks to financial prosperity. They receive lucrative book deals, scores of six-figure speaking opportunities, invitations to join corporate boards, consulting contracts, you name it.
Pete Sepp, president of the National Taxpayers Union, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) have led a move to cap former presidents’ benefits at $400,000 per year, with deductions equal to any private-sector compensation they receive beyond that number. As Chaffetz said in 2012, “There’s little reason why American taxpayers should be subsidizing these former presidents when they’re doing fine on their own.”
Clearly, Bill is doing more than fine, and by extension so is Hillary. As a (probable) presidential candidate, she benefits from a political existence based entirely on the fact that her husband was president. Her time as a carpet-bagging senator from New York and as secretary of state were offshoots of Bill’s presidency. She received name recognition, public attention and unwavering media adoration that couldn’t be bought or crafted by the country’s sharpest PR firms. She’s not a very good politician in her own right, and it’s laughable to imagine, say, a Hillary Rodham Smith making it this far.
Despite the stirring words of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint session of Congress and the letter signed by 47 Republican Senators reminding Iran that any nuclear deal with the Obama administration is non-binding unless Congress approves it, nations around the Middle East are now acting as if a nuclear Iran is a fait accompli.
Moreover, where the United States once acted as a counterbalance in the region by our presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, we’re now forced to admit Iran’s lead role in fighting ISIL in Iraq is, as Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey put it, “a positive thing.” In fact, it’s the consequence of Barack Obama’s unwillingness to again put “boots on the ground” in Iraq.
Iran is having a far easier time virtually taking over Iraq now than it did in an unsuccessful war during the 1980s. As The Wall Street Journal notes, Iran’s latest military excursion into fighting ISIL in Iraq could eventually win them a “Shiite arc of power” stretching from Tehran to the Mediterranean through Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.
Worried that a nuclear Iran will soon come to pass and concerned about Tehran’s influence in a recent coup in neighboring Yemen, Saudi Arabia found its own nuclear sponsor by recently signing a memorandum of understanding with South Korea for a feasibility study of building two nuclear reactors in the kingdom. Seeing that the Saudis are awash with oil and knowing they have vowed to “match the nuclear capabilities Iran is allowed to maintain as part of any final agreement reached with world powers,” it’s crystal clear to all but those unwilling to see that the Iranian deal opens the door to a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, just as Netanyahu warned earlier this month.
We’ve heard statements that the deal with Iran is non-binding, or that the mullahs are much more moderate than in the past. But in that region of the world, talk is cheap and actions speak most clearly. The lack of leadership and willingness to throw away our hard-won advantages gained over the last decade told the Saudis all they needed to know about where America stands these days.
President George W. Bush assigned Iran to the “axis of evil,” but Obama believes Iran can negotiate in good faith. Perhaps we can self-correct this line of thought in the next election, but it’s plain the Saudis don’t want to take that chance.
TOP 5 RIGHT OPINION COLUMNS
- Linda Chavez: A Legacy of Racial Grievance
- Charles Krauthammer: Early Onset Clinton Fatigue
- Michael Barone: Obama’s Policies Leave Democrats Weak Candidates
- Mona Charen: It’s Not Just Iran You Can’t Trust
- Tony Perkins: School Rejects Censorship as a Matter of Principal
OPINION IN BRIEF
Japanese Proverb: “The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.”
Columnist Linda Chavez: “There is no doubt that the Ferguson Police Department has major problems and needs reform. … [Its] policy encourages police to make more traffic stops, conduct more searches, issue more tickets and make more arrests and the courts to issue more warrants and fines to drive up revenues. It’s a lousy policy – but one not unique to Ferguson. If the Justice Department were truly serious about changing the abuses more broadly, it would have conducted a larger study that looked at similar patterns in other localities – including largely white tourist towns, where traffic tickets are often a huge source of revenue. But Holder isn’t interested in the insatiable appetite of government for more revenues. He came to Ferguson in search of racism – and of course, he found it. … In every study of racial attitudes among Americans, whites are no likelier to harbor prejudices against people of other races than are blacks, Hispanics or Asians. Eric Holder will leave office as early as next week if the Senate confirms Loretta Lynch to be his successor. It will be none too soon. A man who could have done much to improve race relations will instead leave behind a sorry legacy of inflaming racial tensions when the nation most needed a healer.”
Columnist Charles Krauthammer: “Mrs. Clinton’s other major declaration was that the server containing the emails – owned, controlled and housed by her – ‘will remain private.’ Meaning: No one will get near them. This she learned not from Watergate but from Whitewater. Her husband acquiesced to the appointment of a Whitewater special prosecutor. Hillary objected strenuously. Her fear was that once someone is empowered to search, the searcher can roam freely. In the Clintons’ case, it led to impeachment because when the Lewinsky scandal broke, the special prosecutor added that to his portfolio. Hillary was determined never to permit another open-ended investigation. Which is why she decided even before being confirmed as secretary of state that only she would control her email. … The point of regulations is to ensure government transparency. The point of owning the server is to ensure opacity. … What you’re feeling now is Early Onset Clinton Fatigue. The CDC is recommending elaborate precautions. Forget it. The only known cure is Elizabeth Warren.”
Comedian Argus Hamilton: “Harrison Ford was reported in good shape in an L.A. hospital after he successfully crash-landed is private plane at the Penmar Golf Club in L.A. It made worldwide news. Fifteen minutes after the plane crash, Obama called the pro shop to make sure the golf course would pull through.”
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Posted: 12 Mar 2015 10:08 PM PDT
The federal agencies regulating nuclear power are scrambling to find a solution to a potentially devastating threat: meltdown of nuclear reactors at such plants stemming from an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on the U.S. power grid. The good news is that the issue and proposed fix are easy. The bad news is that there is growing concern that an EMP attack, either from a North Korean nuclear bomb or a solar storm, will occur first. According to reports federal nuclear regulatory officials are focusing on the cooling pools used to store spent fuel rods that are still very radioactive and could catch fire and explode, spewing radioactive fallout into the atmosphere and across North America. FULL REPORT
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|Costa Rica volcano spews ash in most powerful eruption in 20 years, Citizens and Animals Evacuated
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 09:57 PM PDT
Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano belched a column of gas and ash up to 3,280 feet (1 km) into the air on Thursday in its most powerful eruption in two decades, and local authorities started to evacuate residents from the surrounding area. Reports from the region indicated that Four explosions emanated from the volcano in central Costa Rica on Thursday, and ash reached parts of the capital San Jose some 30 miles (50 km) away, where the airport was closed. It was the volcano’s strongest eruption since 1996. “We have recommended the evacuation of people and small animals as a precaution. The last explosion was very strong,” a spokesman for the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Obsivori) said. FULL REPORT
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|More Giant Craters Spotted in Russia’s Far North, Mystery Continues
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 09:52 PM PDT
The mystery deepens in the far north of Russia as Russian scientists have now discovered seven more giant craters in remote Siberia, a geologist told AFP on Thursday, adding that the mysterious phenomenon was believed to be linked to climate change. The discovery of an enormous chasm in a far northern region known to locals as “the end of the world” in July last year prompted speculation it had been caused by a meteorite or even aliens. A YouTube video of the hole went viral and a group of scientists was despatched to investigate. “We have just learnt that in Yakutia, new information has emerged about a giant crater one kilometre (0.6 miles) in diameter,” the deputy director of the Oil and Gas Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vasily Bogoyavlensky, told AFP. This latest reports comes on the heels of a story we reported a couple weeks ago where scientists admitted that they were even afraid to investigate the cause of the mysterious craters opening in the Earth. So is this a result of “Climate Change” or is something else happening? FULL REPORT
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|California has about one year of water left
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 09:44 PM PDT
Officials on the West Coast are warning that Water is about to run out in one year for California! as the “wet” season draws to a close, it is clear that the paltry rain and snowfall have done almost nothing to alleviate epic drought conditions in California. January was the driest in California since record-keeping began in 1895. Groundwater and snowpack levels are at all-time lows. We’re not just up a creek without a paddle in California, we’re losing the creek too. Reports indicate that Data from NASA satellites show that the total amount of water stored in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins — that is, all of the snow, river and reservoir water, water in soils and groundwater combined — was 34 million acre-feet below normal in 2014. That loss is nearly 1.5 times the capacity of Lake Mead, America’s largest reservoir. FULL REPORT
|Russia and North Korea declare new alliance
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 09:31 PM PDT
As if America doesn’t have enough to be concerned with, now reports are indicating that North Korea and Russia have declared a “year of friendship” for 2015, according to state media reports from Kim Jong-un’s secretive communist state. But what does that even mean? The leader was already due to visit Moscow in May as part of Second World War 70th-anniversary commemorations, in plans confirmed by the Kremlin. And after selecting Russia for his first official foreign visit since taking over the post from Kim Jong-il, the North Korean leader appears to have now earmarked the nation for a more lasting diplomatic collaboration. FULL REPORT
|Eighty percent of all Syria’s lights have gone out due to war
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 09:23 PM PDT
Isaiah 17:1 – The burden against Damascus. “Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap
In a stunning report that reveals Bible Prophecy unfolding right before our eyes a new report has revealed that eighty-three percent of all the lights in Syria have gone out since the start of the conflict four years ago, a research report based on satellite images said on Thursday. Now why is this so stunning? Because the Bible predicts in Isaiah Chapter Seventeen that Damascus, Syria would become a “Ruinous” Heap in the Last Days. And now we are seeing even more evidence of this unfolding right before our very eyes! Reports indicate that More than 200,000 people have been killed and nearly four million have fled the country according to the United Nations. The uprising started in 2011 with a pro-democracy movement and a government crackdown and has since spiralled into a civil war. FULL REPORT
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|US ‘counts’ on Israel to be committed to 2-state solution
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 09:10 PM PDT
Things are heating up s we enter the next two Blood Moons falling on Jewish Feasts Days in Israel! Now a report indicates that the US government said it remains committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and expects to have Israeli and Palestinian partners who are committed to that goal as well. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denies he had backed away from his support in principle for a two-state solution and that he had ruled out ceding any territory to the Palestinians, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday that US “commitment to achieving an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a two-state negotiated solution remains strong” and that the US “count[s] on having Israeli and Palestinian partners who are also committed to that goal.” FULL REPORT
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|Small Earthquake Shakes Up Cherokee, NC
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 09:02 PM PDT
Cherokee residents blew up Social Networks wondering what shook up the North Carolina region near of the Painttown Community on Wednesday. The residents were seeking answers to what they thought was an explosion near the Painttown Community. It turned out to be a minor earthquake. According to the Center for Earthquake Research and Information, an earthquake registering 2.1 on the Richter scale occurred 2.1 miles southeast of Cherokee at 11:14 on Wednesday night. The Center related it occurred approximately .5 kilometers (0.3 miles) underneath the surface. “We did get several reports of what was described as possibly a ‘sonic boom’, but no reports of injury to persons or property,” said Ray Stamper, EBCI Public Safety communications manager. “We got approximately 30 calls reporting the noise and some reporting it shook their house. The Police and Fire & Rescue were dispatched out to different locations to investigate for reports of an explosion. They did not find anything.” FULL REPORT
|Athens threatens to seize German assets ‘as compensation for Nazi war crimes’
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 08:51 PM PDT
The Crisis in Greece may have just went from bad to worse as Greece has now threatened to seize German assets as compensation for Nazi war crimes – 70 years after the end of the Second World War. According to reports from the Independent the threat, made by the Greek justice minister and reported in the daily Kathimerini newspaper, has been supported by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who told the Greek parliament he would pursue the “very technical and sensitive” matter. Justice minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos has reportedly called for “war reparations, the repayment of a forced loan and the return of antiquities” from Germany, and said that an old court ruling gave him the power to sanction “the foreclosure of German assets in Greece” as a form of compensation. FULL REPORT
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|Tulane Primate Lab Employee Found Positive for Dangerous Bacteria in Initial Tests
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 08:43 PM PDT
According to a report from ABC a Tulane lab employee is the first human to test positive for a deadly bacteria that mysteriously escaped a Tulane primate research laboratory, a Tulane University spokeswoman said. The report indicates that at least eight monkeys at the Tulane National Primate Center in New Orleans initially tested positive for exposure to burkholderia pseudomallei, a potentially deadly form of bacteria more commonly found in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. FULL REPORT
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The World Against Israel – Truly Nothing New Under the Sun
As I watch in horror as anti Semitism spreads like a cancerous tumor throughout Europe, and as our White House shows such disdain for Israel and PM Netanyahu, I ponder as to why these things are happening. WHY is there such hatred for my people? Is this something new in the country touted as being Israel’s only friend in the world?
This led me to take a look at history, and what I am finding is this: Although America has proclaimed to be the only friend that Israel has in the world, the actions of our country toward Israel have never backed up the rhetoric — they only expose the evil that America feels and has always felt toward the Jews in their own land.
Obamacare’s 1095-A Nightmare – Malkin
By Michele Malkin
Tax season is stressful enough. But if you are like countless miserable Americans trapped in the Obamacare 1095-A abyss, it’s hell on stilts on a Segway teetering over the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
The screw-ups, incompetence and bureaucratic blame avoidance over the health insurance exchange tax forms make the healthcare.gov website fiasco look like a flawless product launch.
Rev. Graham: Obama, Holder Pushing a ‘New Morality That Does Not Include God’ — ‘An Anti-Christ Movement’
President Barack Obama and his outgoing attorney general, Eric Holder, are, along with “progressives” in government, forcing “a new morality” on the American people, a “morality that does not include God” and which is “an Anti-Christ movement,” said Reverend Franklin Graham.
NATIONAL REVIEW — Prominent abortion practitioner and promoter David Grimes bemoans that bumper stickers still warn that abortion increases the risk of breast cancer, even though, he asserts, that “theory . . . was debunked long ago.” So begins Grimes’s recent piece on the Huffington Post’s blog Healthy Living… (more)
The Hindu Shiva ‘Dance Of Destruction’ Filmed Inside CERN Collider
The LHC is the largest machine in the world. It took thousands of scientists, engineers and technicians decades to plan and build, and it continues to operate at the very boundaries of scientific knowledge.
“And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” Job 1:7 (KJV)
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. It first started up on 10 September 2008, and remains the latest addition to CERN’s accelerator complex. The LHC consists of a 27-kilometer ring of superconducting magnets with a number of accelerating structures to boost the energy of the particles along the way.
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, has its headquarters in Geneva. At present, its Member States are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. India, Israel, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United States of America, Turkey, the European Commission and UNESCO have observer status. CERN Council is the body in which the representatives of the 20 Member States of the Organization decide on scientific programmes and financial resources.
So why, one might ask, has a very bizarre movie been filmed on location there featuring the Shiva ‘Dance Of Destruction‘? Yes, in fact, a statue of Nataraja depicting the Hindu god Shiva was dedicated there on-site back in 2004 when CERN was first constructed.
Symmetry movie trailer:
A CERN physicist, hard at work using the LHC to search for the smallest particle in existence , when a ghostly woman played by soprano Claron McFadden appears, asking him if he loves the particle more than he loves himself, and, if he could, would he become one with the particle. source
Now here is where it gets interesting. The significance of the Lord Nataraja sculpture is that the Hindu god Shiva is shown as first destroying the world, then recreating it. A Bengali chant talking about this says:
“Because You love the Burning-ground, I have made a Burning-ground of my heart – That You, Dark One, hunter of the Burning-ground, May dance Your eternal dance.”
The bible clearly tells us that the Hindu “dark one” who inhabits the “burning ground” is none other than Satan himself. Is the picture starting to become clear to you now?
The same “science” that inspired the builders of the Tower of Babel, men who like Satan said they did not need God to reach Heaven, is also behind the work of the people at CERN. People who have dedicated the whole of their research to the “dark one”.
There are no accidents and no coincidences. The New World Order is sending a clear-cut message. They are awaiting for the appearance of their lord, the Antichrist, and will attempt to destroy the world and recreate it in his image. The bible tells us how it all will end:
“But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.” Daniel 11:44,45 9 (KJV)
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On today’s Episode of The Briefing
1) Two Ferguson officers shot as breakdown of trust in Ferguson continues
Police seek suspects in Ferguson, Missouri, police ‘ambush’, Reuters (Kate Munsch)
The Death of Ferguson, The American Conservative (Rod Dreher)
2) Contraception discussion exposes need to understand immorality of eugenics movement
Contraception Saves Lives, Christianity Today (Rachel Marie Stone)
In other news…
Florida Church That Hosts Naked Paint Parties Loses Tax-Exempt Status, Time (Rishi Iyengar)
What you need to know about powdered alcohol, USA Today (Lori Grisham)
End Time Economy
The Bible warns of a time when people will have to work an entire day just to have enough money to purchase a loaf of bread. It’s hard to imagine a time when our purchasing power will be diminished to the point of having to struggle just to be able to feed one person. Right now the economies of many nations seem to be stable despite a few crisis areas like Greece, Portugal, and others. The notion that the economic condition of the world is fine right now is a false one. Regardless of what the Fed, the administration, or your personal financial portfolio communicates about the current economic situation……..it won’t last. A time is coming when the dollar will collapse and the conditions will be set for a global economy under the control of the Antichrist. Let’s look at where we are now and what the Bible says about the end times economy.
Passover Blood Moon Preceded by Exceedingly Rare Solar Eclipse
An exceedingly rare solar eclipse will take place next week over a most symbolic location on a day infused with both great natural significance and profound religious meaning.
There will be a total eclipse of the sun for two minutes over the North Pole on Friday, March 20, the day of the Spring Equinox which coincides with the beginning of the Hebrew month of Nissan, the first month in the Biblical calendar year, a solar occurrence that has never happened before in human history.
American Baptist College defends invite to lesbian speaker, says Christians make ‘idol’ of Bible
by Marsha West
Christian News Network reports:
[The] American Baptist College is defending its invitation to an openly lesbian United Church of Christ minister, asserting that Christians are making an “idol” of the Bible.
“It’s sad that people use religion and idolatry of the Bible to demoralize same-gender-loving people,” American Baptist College President Forrest Harris told The Tennessean on Wednesday.
Franklin Graham: I love gay and lesbian people but they need to repent
by Marsha West
According to Christian Headlines:
Outspoken Christian leader Franklin Graham wrote a Facebook post this week that referenced homosexual persecution and said the LGBT community needs to repent. Charisma News reports that Graham mentioned a recent act of ISIS brutality in which a gay man was thrown off a rooftop and then stoned to death.
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