Unreached peoples are unreached for a reason. They’re hard, difficult, and dangerous to reach. All the easy ones are taken. —David Platt
Mar. 26, 2015
The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps, killing 150 people, appears to have deliberately initiated a fateful descent while the pilot was locked out of the cockpit, French prosecutors found.
The U.S. Navy’s top warplanes can’t be launched off its newest aircraft carrier if they’re carrying fuel tanks needed to extend their flight range because the ship’s high-tech catapults cause too much wear.
The U.S. sees a path to achieving a framework for a long-term nuclear accord with Iran by the end of March, though it remains unclear whether an agreement can be reached, a State Department official said.
Texas Representative Stuart Spitzer has introduced a bill that would prohibit doctors from asking patients whether they had a gun in their household. House Bill 2823 also recommends that physicians found to have initiated a conversation about firearms to the Texas Medical Board for possible punishment.
The U.S. House adopted a fiscal 2016 budget that would cut $5.5 trillion in federal spending and achieve balance in nine years while providing more defense spending than President Obama has proposed. Republicans demonstrated that they continue to see political benefits and little disadvantage from making deep cuts to entitlement programs including Medicare and Medicaid.
While 63 percent of those surveyed 26 years ago said that they worried a great deal or a fair amount about global warming, just 55 percent did so this year. Nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of those polled said that they did not believe that global warming would pose a serious threat to their way of life during their lifetime, while 37 percent said it would.
Payday lenders face their toughest federal regulations to date following a years-long campaign by consumer groups that accused the firms of charging astronomical interest rates and leaving borrowers in an inescapable debt trap.
Companies would be able to sue foreign governments that seize or significantly damage their business, under the terms of a trade pact (the Trans-Pacific Partnership) being negotiated by the U.S. and 11 other countries, according to a classified document.
Consumer confidence climbed last week to match the second-highest level since July 2007, propelled in part by gains among lower-income earners and job seekers as the labor market improves.
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week as improved weather conditions ushered in labor-market stabilization. Jobless claims fell by 9,000 to 282,000 in the seven days ended March 21.
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A 13-year-old boy in Florida fatally shot his 6-year-old brother wounded his 16-year-old brother and then killed himself on Wednesday during an argument over food.
Florida police arrested the stepmother and father of a 3-year-old child, initially reported missing, whose dead body was found inside a box in their home’s laundry room.
President Vladimir Putin voiced confidence that Russia will come out as a winner in its standoff with the West if it firmly stands its ground.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence said on Wednesday he will declare a public health disaster in a small southern Indiana county that has seen a drastic increase in HIV cases tied to intravenous prescription drug abuse since December.
The Church of England will have its first husband and wife bishops after nominating Alison White to be the next bishop of Hull on Wednesday.
Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart, a centrist, said Thursday he would increase interest rates midyear or even later-as the economy throws off “mixed signals” at the moment.
For most people, buying a home is no cheap venture. That’s especially the case when the growth in U.S. home prices is beating wage increases 13 to 1.
The gold market’s moving to Asia and the metal’s relationship with the U.S. dollar will never be the same.
More than half of middle class kids who start college fail to earn a bachelor’s degree in 6-8 years.
The US has defended a prisoner swap with the Taliban for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after the US soldier was charged with desertion.
Flash floods in one of the driest regions in the world – Chile’s Atacama desert – have left two people dead and 24 missing, officials said.
Nigeria’s government has denied that militant Islamist group Boko Haram abducted 500 children from the north-eastern town of Damasak earlier this month.
The UN refugee agency said an estimated 866,000 asylum seekers lodged claims in 2014, a 45% rise on the year before and the highest figure since the start of the war in Bosnia.
The US has begun air strikes against Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, the United States military has confirmed.
Islamist forces armed and aided by Saudi Arabia are poised for a massive battle in the coming days targeting the Syrian regime and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah organization, according to Egyptian security officials.
An armed passerby, carrying his permitted pistol, is being credited with saving the lives of several people when he stepped in off the street and killed a gunman shooting at occupants of a Philadelphia barbershop.
A Christian street preacher convicted and fined by a U.K. judge, who also serves with an Islamic Shariah court, is guilty of having breached the public order by his choice of Bible verses.
March 26, 2015
“Wisely, therefore, do they consider union and a good national government as necessary to put and keep them in such a situation as, instead of inviting war, will tend to repress and discourage it. That situation consists in the best possible state of defense, and necessarily depends on the government, the arms, and the resources of the country.” –John Jay, Federalist No. 4, 1787
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Bowe Bergdahl, the Army Pfc. taken “captive” by the Taliban but freed in exchange for five Taliban Gitmo detainees, will be charged with desertion. Bergdahl deserted his post in 2009 under cover of darkness, carrying with him a knife, a compass, a camera, a diary and some water. Shortly thereafter, he was “captured” by the Taliban, though the Pentagon never classified him as a POW. At least six Americans lost their lives searching for him. Barack Obama insisted then, “Regardless of the circumstances … we still get an American soldier back if he’s held in captivity. Period.” He rightly took it on the chin for the foolish exchange and his stubbornness, and the news of the charges, which come after a months-long investigation, is no surprise. On the other hand, one might be surprised the whole thing wasn’t swept under the rug precisely because it’s such an embarrassment for the commander in chief. The administration defended the swap earnestly at the time, with National Security Advisor Susan Rice insisting Bergdahl served “with honor and distinction.” It’s even more obvious now that he didn’t. But the important thing for Obama was never bringing one of our boys home; it was emptying Guantanamo Bay. If he has to, as he put it, “whittle away” one prisoner swap at a time, so be it. Oh, and the released Taliban commanders are eager to rejoin the battlefield when their year in Qatar is up. But not to worry; State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says, “Was it worth it? Absolutely.”
Meanwhile, everyone knows Bergdahl’s name. But how many know the names of the six men who died looking for him? Their names are Pfc. Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, Staff Sgt. Clayton Bowen, Pfc. Morris Walker, Staff Sgt. Michael Chance Murphrey and Second Lt. Darryn Andrews.
Yemen’s president is in hiding. Classified files from the U.S. Drone program have been seized and handed to Iran. Yemen lies in shambles as al-Qaida, ISIL and rebel groups aligned with Iran wage war. In response, Saudi Arabia pounded its southern neighbor, Yemen, through the night with 100 jets in an effort to loosen the hold the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have on the country. It’s a move that could spark a proxy war split along sectarian lines. Ten countries supported Saudi Arabia in its campaign, with some like Egypt pledging naval and troop support. The United States also provided intelligence to the Royal Saudi Air Force. But Javid Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, paused in negotiating with the U.S. over the nuclear deal to state, “The Saudi-led air strikes should stop immediately and it is against Yemen’s sovereignty. We will make all efforts to control crisis in Yemen.” Of all the failed states in the Middle East, Yemen may prove to be the worst, as several nations are pledging military action. And where’s Obama? He’s a butterfly flittering through a hurricane. He still thinks Yemen is a model for U.S. foreign policy success. More…
In Middle East diplomacy, the United States is working seemingly with two different Irans. Sure, there’s the Iran that is backing Houthi rebels in Yemen, that chants “death to America.” But then there’s the Iran that sent troops to fight ISIL in Iraq, and with which the United States is working. Recently, the U.S. military has directed its air power to the Iraqi city of Tikrit, where the Iraqi Army and the Iranian military have stalled in their offensive against ISIL positions. It requires some sort of coordination with Iran, even if only means Iraqi soldiers telling U.S. intelligence where Iranian soldiers are positioned. National Review’s Jim Geraghty wrote this morning, “So we’re offering logistical help to our allies to help them fight Iranian proxies… while we’re helping Iranian forces in Iraq against ISIS… while we’re attempting to reach agreement with the Iranians on their nuclear ambitions.” That pretty much sums up Barack Obama’s foreign policy bungle. The New York Times suggests this arrangement is yet another effort to gain influence with the Iraqi military over Iran’s jockeying. There’s only one Iran with one vision for how its relationship with the United States will develop. The Obama administration better figure out what Iran wants before it gets burned. More…
Five years after ObamaCare became the “law of the land,” as Democrats like to remind us, Barack Obama says it’s running smoothly. “This law is saving money for families and for businesses. This law is also saving lives. It’s working, despite countless attempts to repeal, undermine, defund and defame this law,” Obama boasted Wednesday. “It’s not the ‘job-killer’ that critics have warned about for five years.” That is unless you’re one of the millions of people who are being given less work because of the health care law. According to a report in the Washington Examiner, “A new survey by the Society of Human Resource Management released Tuesday found about 14 percent of businesses have reduced part-time hours and another 6 percent plan to do so.” That figure will only rise as employers will be forced to offer insurance to a greater percentage of workers over the coming years. But no matter, a haughty Obama sneered: “We have been promised a lot of things in the past five years that didn’t turn out to be the case — death panels, doom, a serious alternative from Republicans in Congress.” Just because the law hasn’t yet imploded says absolutely nothing about its long-term sustainability. Indeed, it’s like watching a train wreck in slow motion. And Republicans have offered alternatives; the problem is that Democrats treat free-market solutions as a joke. Obama also added, “It’s not the fiscal disaster critics warned about for five years.” Actually, the Congressional Budget Office lowered projected cost estimates because overall enrollment was less than projected. Just a minor caveat.
Bob Costas, the longtime sportscaster turned outspoken gun control advocate, visited with HBO’s Bill Maher where he inevitably resumed his assault on the Second Amendment and took a shot at America’s Founders. Recalling last year’s domestic violence dispute involving pro football player Greg Hardy, Costas exclaimed, “He threw [his girlfriend] on a couch with loaded shotguns and assault weapons on the couch,” as if the mere presence of firearms made Hardy do it. “Now, is this what the Founding Fathers had in mind?” he continued. “That Greg Hardy should be armed to the teeth? That private citizens should be able to purchase cop-killer, armor-piercing bullets? That you should be able to have an AK-47? I mean, carry it to its logical conclusion: If you’re fearful of a tyrannical government taking away your rights as a citizen, then you oughta have a bazooka. You oughta have a tank. You oughta be able to have nuclear weapons if you can get them before ISIS can get their hands on them.” Now, to his credit, Costas did lash out against political correctness, even among fellow liberals — right after his politically correct attack on the Second Amendment. We’re all entitled to our own opinions, of course. But when it comes to voicing those views on public platforms, leftists have the benefit of avoiding censorship.
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As if meddling in Israel’s elections with an aim to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wasn’t enough for Barack Obama, in the wake of Netanyahu’s win — and Obama’s loss — the White House has accused Israel of spying on U.S.-Iran nuclear talks. The Wall Street Journal reported this week that current and former U.S. officials claim the spying was part of a larger effort by Netanyahu to gather information on the negotiations in order to build a case against the deal.
Ever the sore loser, Obama, while sidling up to Iran, is apparently hoping to paint our closest ally in the Middle East as the enemy. Ironically, the U.S. learned of this purported spying — wait for it — by spying on Israel. That’s right. The Journal reports, “The White House discovered the operation, in fact, when U.S. intelligence agencies spying on Israel intercepted communications among Israeli officials that carried details the U.S. believed could have come only from access to the confidential talks, officials briefed on the matter said.”
The truth, though, as political analyst Charles Krauthammer points out, is that “the Israelis could easily have gotten it from eavesdropping on the Iranians, and might have gotten it openly from the French, who are in the talks and are quite dismayed by how much Obama and the White House have given away in these negotiations.”
For its part, Israel has denied spying on the U.S., and given Obama’s well-documented penchant for lies, one more added to the mix would hardly be a surprise.
Despite Obama’s huff and bluster, it appears he’s less concerned with spying and more ruffled that Israel might have shared information on the negotiations with Congress. As one senior U.S. official said, “It is one thing for the U.S. and Israel to spy on each other. It is another thing for Israel to steal U.S. secrets and play them back to U.S. legislators to undermine U.S. diplomacy.” Yes, this must be bad for The Most Transparent Administration in History%trade;, which would rather keep Congress in the dark when it comes to negotiating a nuclear deal with a nation whose leader repeatedly says, “Death to America.” Whatever would make us think Congress should be made aware?
And about that Iranian chant, CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta confronted the administration earlier this week, asking Obama press secretary Josh Earnest why his boss trusts Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who as recently as this past weekend said in a public address, “Death to America.” Earnest ridiculously responded that this is the exact reason negotiations are needed to secure a commitment from Iran to stop the nation from getting nuclear weapons. Of course, this administration would do well to remember just how little “commitments” mean to Iran.
But it doesn’t end there. According to National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar, the White House went on to justify Khamenei’s statement by saying it was “intended for a domestic political audience.” Thank goodness. We thought it was intended for a nation intent on developing nuclear weapons.
Obama’s determination to alienate Israel and equal intent to coddle Iranian terrorists is disturbing to say the least and reveals where his allegiance truly lies. So irate is he over Netanyahu’s re-election and so determined to appease the Iranians that he is not only justifying cheers for America’s demise and threatening to end U.S. support for Israel at the United Nations but also adopting Palestinian talking points regarding Israel. On Monday, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough claimed in a speech to the left-leaning J-Street, an anti-Israel Jewish lobbying group, that “an occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end.” That the administration would parrot Palestinian claims against Israel — claims emanating from the same source that regularly launches rockets against Israel — is without excuse.
Many have questioned whose side Obama is on, but the time for questioning is far past. By demonstrating his utter disdain for America’s closest and most faithful ally in the Middle East, Obama has made his loyalties clear. It’s now up to Congress and the American people to prevent 2015 from marking the year America turned its back on Israel — and the world.
|Recovering at a Tampa VA hospital|
It’s barely a year since Congress passed legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, and already we see just how imperfect that reform actually was. The Senate’s Committee on Veterans’ Affairs met with deputy VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson this to iron out reforms. One reform would allow veterans to seek private medical care if they live a certain distance from a VA care facility through the Choice Card program.
A 2014 law stipulates veterans who live 40 miles as the crow flies from a VA clinic of any kind cannot seek private help. They have to go to the government-run clinic.
After the hearing, the department and the committee announced that it has smoothed over the discrepancy. The VA said it would educate veterans about the Choice Card program, and that veterans can seek private medical attention — paid for by the VA — if they have to travel more than 40 miles to get to a VA clinic that handles the procedures they need.
But while this minor speed bump has been leveled, a whole crop of new scandals has risen up in the department.
The VA faces the ire of the chairman of the House Veterans’ Committee because it squandered funds rebuilding the Denver VA Hospital. Budgeted at $328 million, the lone hospital ballooned to over $2.73 billion with no end in sight to the project.
Oh sure, on the surface everything looks peachy. Barack Obama announced the formation of an advisory committee to study the department and suggest reforms. Another day, another study committee is thrown at another government problem.
House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL) said in a statement, “I’m concerned the administration’s decision to convene an advisory committee composed of outside experts to help improve VA services is a duplicative step that misses the mark. The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act, which the president signed last August, already mandates two top-to-bottom reviews of VA’s health care system.”
And the agency’s inspector general is set to lay into the Philadelphia VA Hospital. According to The Washington Times, the IG will release a report in the coming months accusing the hospital of things like unprocessed claims in its pension management center.
This is what it’s like to reform a large government agency — even after an administration change that vowed to hand out pink slips like confetti. And the 40-mile rule, while it’s about the closest we can probably get to a free market at the bureaucracy, it’s a Band-Aid atop a Band-Aid. How many do we have to apply before we call the whole department fixed?
The nation has a responsibility to take care of veterans injured in her wars — that’s just. Even going back to the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress promised pensions for Patriots who took up arms against the British and were wounded on the battlefield.
But for as long as veterans have returned from the battlefield, inflicted with wounds from Minie Balls to Agent Orange to PSTD, corruption and bureaucracy have tainted the nation’s care for them. CNN reports that because the states were responsible for paying out pensions after the Revolutionary War, only a few thousand veterans got paid.
When the VA was first created by consolidating several government programs — through a Herbert Hoover executive order in 1930 — it was already festering and the scandals only multiplied as the government expanded.
A decade earlier, after Warren Harding created the Veterans’ Bureau, he appointed Charles Forbes, a friend of his who used every corruption trick in the book to wring money from the fledgling organization, from taking bribes to snatching up land where the VA wanted to build hospitals. Forbes, unlike bureaucrats today, ended up serving time in jail.
Today, everybody is riding the cash cow. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson (R-GA) said in a statement after the 40-mile rule was ironed out, “The Senate VA Committee’s job, and the members of the Senate’s job, is to get more money if we need to; it is not to make excuses as to why we can’t do things for our veterans.”
And veterans expect the government to keep its promises, even if it’s swimming in corruption and waste. Roscoe Butler, deputy director for health care at The American Legion, told the committee, “The American Legion still strongly believes the VA is the best method for delivering care to veterans. However, we also recognize there are constraints VA must overcome, such as geography and workload that sometimes make this difficult.”
Gee, why couldn’t the private health care system also deliver care whenever and wherever the veterans need it?
Enough of this. It’s time to stop pretending that the VA health care system can ever work. Abolish the whole thing. Sell the hospitals and the Community-Based Outpatient Clinics. Put the money into an endowment for the men and women coming back from war and let them choose when and where they receive care.
Back when the wait-time scandal was still boiling, Mark Alexander wrote, “The VA is a case study in failed government health care delivery — there is no effective way to implement accountability in these huge government bureaucracies. … [T]he VA case study has significant implications for the future of ObamaCare and the Democrats’ ultimate goal of central government managed distribution and delivery of health care services across our nation.”
It is time for the VA to step aside from providing health care to veterans. Think of it this way: Do we really think a bloated bureaucracy is the best way to serve American Patriots?
TOP 5 RIGHT OPINION COLUMNS
- Victor Davis Hanson: Sen. Tom Cotton, Tragic Hero
- Cal Thomas: A Better 2016 Agenda
- Larry Elder: Four (Black) Cops Killed in Seven Days — Where’s the Outrage?
- Ben Shapiro: The Secret Life of Barack Obama
- George Will: Who Says Economics Is Hard?
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French lawyer Montesquieu (1689-1755): “Republics end through luxury; monarchies through poverty”
Historian Victor Davis Hanson: “If Obama somehow manages to scare the Iranians into a treaty, he surely will not credit the senators for allowing him the leverage to play good cop to Sen. Cotton’s bad cop. More likely, the Munich-like agreement will fail in the face of outrageous Iranian demands and an even more outraged American public. When it does, Obama will then blame Cotton and his Republican colleagues for undermining his doomed efforts. Such scapegoating is now old hat for Obama, who has blamed factors ranging from George W. Bush to tsunamis for his foreign policy and domestic failures. Republicans, Democrats and all Americans should thank Cotton for reminding the Iranians that under the U.S. Constitution, the Senate must ratify treaties with foreign powers. Cotton will get no credit if the Iranians get worried over his letter, relent and offer needed concessions. But Cotton will endure plenty of blame if Iranian negotiators walk away in fury because a skeptical U.S. Senate would have to approve any sweetheart deal that they pulled over on Obama. In other words, Cotton is not a blunderer — he is a classic lose/lose tragic hero.”
Columnist Cal Thomas: “Here’s some advice, not only for [Sen. Ted] Cruz, but for the other would-be candidates: Instead of nonstop attacks on President Obama, adopt a positive and future-oriented agenda. Cruz and the other candidates can start by considering some uplifting new videos created by Bob Woodson, president of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI.), who recently accompanied Woodson on a tour of some of America’s poverty pockets. They spoke with people once considered beyond redemption, but who have turned their lives around. The result is a just released seven-part online video series called ‘Comeback.’ The series highlights stories about drug addicts, alcoholics, abusers, gamblers, prostitutes and others, who with inspiration, motivation and perspiration are now inspiring others to pull themselves up and out of dire circumstances without help from the government. … Focusing on what works is better than ideological bomb-throwing, as even Hillary Clinton suggested in recent remarks. Woodson and Ryan have created something that could shift the political debate for 2016, if Cruz and the other candidates listen and get the attention of those voters who are disgusted with a dysfunctional and costly federal government.”
Twitter satirist @weknowwhatsbest: “Liberal law professor Alan Dershowitz said Ted Cruz at Harvard was ‘off the charts brilliant.’ BHO’s grades there were, well, removed from the charts.”
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Posted: 26 Mar 2015 07:38 AM PDT
According to sources Russia has constructed massive Underground Shelters in anticipation of Nuclear War in the Future! Did you know that the Russians have a massive underground complex in the Ural mountains that has been estimated to be approximately 400 square miles in size? In other words, it is roughly as big as the area inside the Washington D.C. beltway. Back in the 1990s, the Clinton administration was deeply concerned about the construction of this enormous complex deep inside Yamantau mountain, but they could never seem to get any straight answers from the Russians. The command center for this complex is rumored to be 3,000 feet directly straight down from the summit of this giant rock quartz mountain. And of course U.S. military officials will admit that there are dozens of other similar sites throughout Russia, although most of them are thought to be quite a bit smaller. But that is not all that the Russians have been up to. For example, Russian television has reported that 5,000 new emergency nuclear bomb shelters were scheduled to have been completed in the city of Moscow alone by the end of 2012. Most Americans don’t realize this, but the Russians have never stopped making preparations for nuclear war. Meanwhile, the U.S. government has essentially done nothing to prepare our citizens for an attack. The assumption seems to be that a nuclear attack will probably never happen, and that if it does it will probably mean the end of our civilization anyway. FULL REPORT
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|Texas Lawmaker Pushes Mandatory Mental Health Screening For Children
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 07:33 AM PDT
How would you feel about your state requiring mandatory “Health Screenings” for your children? According to a report from Infowars, A Texas lawmaker has introduced draconian legislation that would force parents to have their children undergo mental health screenings at the behest of teachers, under threat of suspension from school. The bill, introduced by Texas State Representative Jason Villalba (R-Dallas), gives school officials the power to diagnose students with psychological problems, and mandate screenings by health professionals. Parents would then have 30 days to comply with the ruling, or the child will be sent to “an alternative school”. The bill reads: “ …the requirement that the parent or guardian, before the expiration of the 30-day period, to avoid suspension of the student under this section, take the student to the nearest local mental health authority or a physician specializing in psychiatry to receive a mental health screening and a certificate of medical examination for mental illness, as described by Section 533.03522(c), Health and Safety Code, that contains the examining physician’s opinion that the student is not a danger to self or others.” Worse still, teachers would be required by law to inform the police, as well as local mental health authorities, providing the name and address of the student, as well as information regarding the psychological problem. FULL REPORT
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|Street Preacher Ordered to Pay for ‘Emotional Pain’ to Gays
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 07:26 AM PDT
Persecution for the Gospel sake continues a new report indicates that a Christian street preacher has been convicted of a Public Order offense for using the wrong Bible verse in a public conversation with a man who identifies as homosexual. But the preacher was acquitted of two other Public Order charges. In a highly unusual judgment, Michael Overd, who regularly preaches on the streets of Taunton, was told by the Judge that he should not have referred to Leviticus 20 to make his point but clearly indicated that he could have used chapter 18 of the book. District Judge Shamim Ahmed Qureshi found that Mr. Overd could have pointed to Leviticus 18:22 which describes homosexual practice as an ‘abomination’ but that reference to Leviticus 20:13 was inappropriate because the chapter refers to the death penalty. Mr. Overd points out that in his use of Leviticus 20 he never referred to the death penalty. “I am being punished for words that never passed my lips,” he commented. FULL REPORT
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|NBC Show Glamorizes One-Night Stands and Homosexuality
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 07:22 AM PDT
NBC has launched another program attempting to redefine what makes a family. “One Big Happy” is described as a show about best friends Lizzy and Luke who are like family. As kids, they saw each other’s parents go through divorce and have ever since formed an inseparable bond. Now, all grown up and still single, they’ve decided to start a family of their own, but in a non-traditional way. Lizzy, who is a lesbian, wants to raise a child with Luke by her side. Then one night, Luke falls for Prudence, a free-spirited British girl who’s due to go back to England in a matter of days. Then, just as Lizzy discovers that she’s actually pregnant, Luke announces that he and Prudence have gotten married—and in an instant, a different kind of family is born. The season premiere aired Tuesday, March 17 at 9:30 ET/8:30 PM CT, which also happens to be the same timeslot the network chose to run “The New Normal” with an extremely similar theme. It is no surprise that openly gay Ellen DeGeneres is one of the executive producers of this new show where the three will attempt to live together as one big happy family under one roof. It also includes a good bit of pixelated nudity that leaves very little to the imagination. FULL REPORT
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|U.S. banks begin charging customers to hold their deposits
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 07:14 AM PDT
Natural News is now reporting that U.S Banks may now begin to charge customers to hold deposits. Since the Great Recession of 2008, something strange has been happening to the country’s financial sector, and banking in particular. As in, there is little about the sector that resembles “banking” these days, at least in the sense that most Americans understand it. Even before 2008, Americans were being given fewer and fewer reasons to deposit their money in banks. For example, the amount of interest you could earn on your deposits has been falling for decades. Now, following years of Federal Reserve- and taxpayer-driven bailouts, as well as cumbersome new financial regulations passed in 2010, the banks have had established a revenue flow outside of normal banking activities such as earning interest from loans — so much that they figure they can begin charging for services that define their existence in the first place. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, some big banks like JPMorgan Chase & Co. are going to start penalizing bigger clients for bothering to use them as a place to stash their money. What’s more, the action is liable to cost the big banks a lot of money — money that they apparently can afford to lose because, again, they’re getting fed more by the Fed these days than by customers. FULL REPORT
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|Pakistan police arrest hundreds of parents refusing to vaccinate kids with deadly vaccine causing paralysis epidemic
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 07:09 AM PDT
It is now official. Vaccination by gunpoint is being carried out through the use of police force. The medical police state is being unleashed in Pakistan as thousands of children are force-fed unnecessary and dangerous pharmaceutical drugs. Multiple hundreds of parents who nobly object to these vaccinations are being arrested or forced at gunpoint to submit their children to the vaccines. According to Feroz Shah, a spokesman for the Peshawar district administration, 471 people have been arrested so far. “This is the first time such drastic action was taken,” Shah said. “This shows determination of the government to eradicate polio.” UNICEF, a key supplier of the vaccines, strives to eradicate polio around the world using vaccines, and Pakistani officials are making them mandatory, destroying parental rights, using force to ram their idea of medicine into the people. FULL REPORT
|Water shortages for Arizona, Nevada and California to begin in 2016 as Lake Mead reservoir plummets
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 07:04 AM PDT
For more than a year NaturalNews and other outlets have been warning of the dire consequences that could befall civil society if drought-related water shortages continue or worsen. We’ve already reported, for instance, that increasingly desperate Californians have been stealing water already, both from city hydrants and from rural farms. We’ve also reported that residents in North Texas have had to resort to drinking water from sewage because of the drought there. And it’s only going to get worse. Now, Nevada is facing “significant possibilities” of major shortages of water if drought on the Colorado River continues into the next two years, says a worrisome forecast delivered recently by a federal government agency. FULL REPORT
|The Price Of Ground Beef Has DOUBLED Since The Last Financial Crisis
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 06:59 AM PDT
Since the depths of the last recession, the price of ground beef in the United States has doubled. Has your paycheck doubled since then? Even though the Federal Reserve insists that we are in a “low inflation” environment, the government’s own numbers show that the price of ground beef has been on an unprecedented run over the past six years. In early 2009, the average price of a pound of ground beef was hovering near 2 dollars. In February, it hit a brand new all-time record high of $4.238 per pound. Even just 12 months ago, the price of ground beef was sitting at $3.555 per pound. So we are talking about a huge increase. And this hits American families where they really live. Each year, the average American consumes approximately 270 pounds of meat. The only nation in the world that eats more meat than we do is Luxembourg. If the paychecks of American workers were going up fast enough to deal with this increase, it wouldn’t be that big of a deal. But of course that is not happening. In an article just last week, I showed that real median household income is a couple thousand dollars lower now than it was during the depths of the last recession. The middle class is being squeezed, and we are rapidly getting to the point where burgers are going to be considered a “luxury” item. FULL REPORT
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|USGS upgrades Aleutian volcano alert level: volcano stirring after 28 year slumber
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 06:55 AM PDT
According to a new report from Extinction Protocol The USGS upgraded the island’s volcano alert level status to “advisory” and its aviation code to “yellow” Wednesday after an increase in seismic activity. Citing increased seismic intensity, the U.S. Geological Survey is upgrading the volcano alert level status for Semisopochnoi, an Aleutian Island volcano, to “advisory,” the US geological agency said in a notice issued Wednesday morning. Semisopochnoi Island or Unyak Island is part of the Rat Islands group in the western Aleutian Islands of Alaska. The island is uninhabited and provides an important nesting area for maritime birds. The island is of volcanic origin, containing several volcanoes including Mount Cerberus. It has a land area of 85.558 square miles (221.59 km2), measuring 18 kilometers (11 mi) in length and 20 kilometers (12 mi) in width. Seismic activity at the Semisopochnoi volcano began in January, but “has increased in intensity over the past few days,” USGS wrote in the notice. “In addition, we have detected brief periods of seismic tremor, which can indicate movement of magma or magmatic gases.” Semisopochnoi is remote even by Alaska standards. It lies on an island of the same name some 127 miles from Adak and 1,283 miles from Anchorage. The volcano last erupted in 1987. SOURCE
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|Leftists go ballistic over Phil Robertson’s remarks broadcast on Trunews
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 06:50 AM PDT
“Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson’s is going viral yet again, this time for detailing an imagined scene while speaking at a prayer breakfast in Florida. Talking Points Memo, a political blog and journalism site, posted March 24 that Robertson told the story during a speech Friday (March 20). Robertson’s speech was broadcast by the conservative radio program TruNews, but the left-leaning site Right Wing Watch drew attention to the particular excerpt in question. In the speech, Robertson uses a graphic scenario to explain that, without Christianity, people would have no reason to be decent human beings. Robertson has previously made headlines for making anti-gay statements, calling STDs and AIDS a punishment from God for immorality and other statements that once had him booted from the popular A&E TV show that brought the Monroe family to fame. Here’s a transcript of what Robertson said, or you can listen below, but note that he used vivid descriptions of violence, so skip the italicized portion if you’d like to avoid reading it. If you’d rather listen to the audio, the specific excerpt begins about 30 seconds into the recording. FULL REPORT
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CNN And Ron Reagan Team Up To Attack Judeo-Christianity And Promote Atheism (VIDEO)
“I’m Ron Reagan, an unabashed atheist, and I am not afraid of burning in Hell”
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” Psalm 14:1 (KJV)
CNN, has apparently changed the meaning of their initials from the “Clinton News Network” to the “Christ Negation Network.” They’ve got an atheistic bee in their bonnet and are have been on a tear the last few days, featuring programs that support the notion that there is no God.
For instance, on March 21st, they aired a program called The Friendly Atheists Next Door. March 22nd, viewers were treated to What Type of Atheist Would You Be? On March 23rd, they aired Examining the Stigma of Atheism. Earlier today, March 24th, they featured a story about a former pastor turned atheist in which he shares his message of nonbelief.
This evening, they showed a “Special Broadcast” Atheist: Inside the World of Non-Believers. To kick off this sophomoric effort to mock and deny the Creator of heaven and earth, Ron Reagan, the son of President Ronald Reagan, taped the following commercial message:
“I’m Ron Reagan, an unabashed atheist, and I’m alarmed by the intrusion of religion into our secular government. That’s why I’m asking you to support the Freedom from Religion Foundation, the nation’s largest and most effective association of atheists and agnostics, working to keep state and church separate, just like the Founding Fathers intended. Please support the Freedom from Religion Foundation—Ron Reagan. Lifelong atheist. Not afraid of burning in hell.”
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7 (KJV)
Let’s take a closer look at this farce of a commercial message. Ron Reagan states he is alarmed by the intrusion of religion into out secular government. HUH?! What parallel universe is this man inhabiting, because in my universe, the only ‘religion’ intruding into our secular government is Islam, but I highly doubt that’s what he’s referring to.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Founder and President is Mikey Weinstein, a self-hating Jew who could very well be the most caustic, rabid Christian hater on the planet. Despite his denials, the Occupant’s administration has contacted him on several occasions asking him to serve as a ‘religious tolerance consultant,’ the irony of which is but a tiny glimpse of Obama’s mental illness. However, Mikey’s crown jewel is his organized attack on Christians in every branch of our armed forces.
He states “I founded the civil rights fighting organization the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) to do one thing: fight those monsters who would tear down the Constitutionally-mandated wall separating church and state in the technologically most lethal entity ever created by humankind, the U.S. military.”
This charmer is the person responsible for the persecution of Christians in our military. Soldiers, officers, and even Chaplains have been disciplined, demoted and dishonorably discharged for the grievous crimes of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with their fellow soldiers, displaying a Bible on their desk, openly praying, or failing to do a happy dance when asked if they support homosexuals.
U.S. Navy Chaplain, Dr. Wes Modder, a decorated minister who is highly respected by his superior officers, who has a spotless and exceptional record of military service, is facing career-ending punishment because he expressed his faith-based beliefs in private counseling sessions with sailors. If I remember correctly, these sailors were looking for him to endorse their sodomite relationship. When he was unable to do so, they complained.
This is just one example of the insanity our Christian service men and women now face, thanks to the influence of Mikey and his minions. He has stated “Today, we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.”
He has also spewed “those evil, fundamentalist Christian creatures and their spiritual heirs have taken refuge behind flimsy, well-worn, gauze-like euphemistic facades such as ‘family values’ and ‘religious liberty.’
He views evangelical Christians as terrorists. “We are facing a national security threat in this country that is every bit as significant in magnitude, width and breadth internally as that presented externally by the now-resurgent Taliban and al-Qaeda…We are facing an absolute fundamentalist Christianization—a Talibanization—of the U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Navy and Air Force.”
Mikey honey, calm down and take your medication. Your carotid is bulging and you’re foaming at the mouth again. But I digress. Back to Ron Reagan. Again, Mr. Reagan is oh-so-concerned about the intrusion of religion into our secular government, and wants us to support Mikey’s Freedom from Religion Foundation so they can keep the state and church separate, just as the Founding Fathers intended.
Well Scooter, guess what? The phrase “separation of church and state” does not appear in any of our founding documents. Let’s examine the facts, shall we? The First Amendment states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” Before the final wording of this amendment was approved, it was revised nearly a dozen times.
The discussions, which are recorded in the Congressional Records, reveal that the Founding Fathers did not want what they witnessed in England; they wanted Christianity to be America’s religion, but did not want a particular denomination to be dominant. This is clearly shown in subsequent court rulings, such as one in 1799.
In that case, the court declared “By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed on the same equal footing.” Shocked? You shouldn’t be. THAT is the truth of what the Founding Fathers designed for this nation.
In 1801, the Danbury Baptist Association of Connecticut heard a rumor that the Congregationalist denomination was about to be made the national denomination, which upset the Baptists. They sent a letter to President Thomas Jefferson explaining their concerns, and he replied in a letter on January 1, 1802, reassuring them that “the First Amendment has erected a wall of separation between church and state.”
Since then, this phrase has been used by various groups attempting to throw every vestige of Christianity out of our government. One group in 1853 petitioned the House and Senate Judiciary Committee to remove chaplains from congress and the military.
The Committee came to the following conclusion: “At the time of the adoption of the Constitution and the amendments, the universal sentiment was that Christianity should be encouraged, but not any one sect. In this age, there is no substitute for Christianity. That was the religion of the founders of the republic, and they expected it to remain the religion of their descendants. The great, vital and conservative element in our system is the belief of our people in the pure doctrines and divine truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
However, in 1947, during the case of Everson v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court again looked to Jefferson’s letter, but this time, they took those eight words out of context, saying “The First Amendment has erected ‘a wall of separation between church and state.’ That wall must be kept high and impregnable.” And this twisting of Jefferson’s words took off from there.
Adolf Hitler’s master of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, came up with a brilliant way to program the population of sheeple into believing what the government told them. “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” That is why very few people today challenge the whole concept of ‘separation of church and state.’ It’s been pounded into our heads since childhood.
Now you can see what a crock it is when the atheistic, God-hating progressives like Ron Reagan and Mikey Weinstein verbally vomit this phrase all over you. It’s a lie and was NOT what the Founding Fathers intended!
In his commercial, Ron states in a mocking voice that he’s not afraid of burning in hell. The Bible says people who hold the beliefs of Mikey and Ron are fools.
I shudder to think of their future, and pray the Lord is able to penetrate their hearts before they’re consigned to take a swan-dive into the Lake of Fire.
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Obama Takes Revenge Against Israel By Ordering Secret Nuclear Program Documents Declassified
Obama revenge for Netanyahu’s Congress talk? 1987 report on Israel’s top secret nuclear program released in unprecedented move.
“The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” Exodus 14:14 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: With this latest move, the Obama administration has declared itself to be, if not at war, then certainly at fatal odds with the nation of Israel in general, and with Benjamin Netanyahu in particular. Obama is all done pretending to be a friend to Israel, and the Spirit that controls him is only going to make sure things get worse quickly.
In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel’s nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent.
But by publishing the declassified document from 1987, the US reportedly breached the silent agreement to keep quiet on Israel’s nuclear powers for the first time ever, detailing the nuclear program in great depth.
The timing of the revelation is highly suspect, given that it came as tensions spiraled out of control between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama ahead of Netanyahu’s March 3 address in Congress, in which he warned against the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program and how the deal being formed on that program leaves the Islamic regime with nuclear breakout capabilities.
Another highly suspicious aspect of the document is that while the Pentagon saw fit to declassify sections on Israel’s sensitive nuclear program, it kept sections on Italy, France, West Germany and other NATO countries classified, with those sections blocked out in the document. The 386-page report entitled “Critical Technological Assessment in Israel and NATO Nations” gives a detailed description of how Israel advanced its military technology and developed its nuclear infrastructure and research in the 1970s and 1980s.
Israel is “developing the kind of codes which will enable them to make hydrogen bombs. That is, codes which detail fission and fusion processes on a microscopic and macroscopic level,” reveals the report, stating that in the 1980s Israelis were reaching the ability to create bombs considered a thousand times more powerful than atom bombs.
The revelation marks a first in which the US published in a document a description of how Israel attained hydrogen bombs. The report also notes research laboratories in Israel “are equivalent to our Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge National Laboratories,” the key labs in developing America’s nuclear arsenal.
Israel’s nuclear infrastructure is “an almost exact parallel of the capability currently existing at our National Laboratories,” it adds. “As far as nuclear technology is concerned the Israelis are roughly where the U.S. was in the fission weapon field in about 1955 to 1960,” the report reveals, noting a time frame just after America tested its first hydrogen bomb.
Institute for Defense Analysis, a federally funded agency operating under the Pentagon, penned the report back in 1987.
Aside from nuclear capabilities, the report revealed Israel at the time had “a totally integrated effort in systems development throughout the nation,” with electronic combat all in one “integrated system, not separated systems for the Army, Navy and Air Force.” It even acknowledged that in some cases, Israeli military technology “is more advanced than in the U.S.”
Declassifying the report comes at a sensitive timing as noted above, and given that the process to have it published was started three years ago, that timing is seen as having been the choice of the American government. US journalist Grant Smith petitioned to have the report published based on the Freedom of Information Act. Initially the Pentagon took its time answering, leading Smith to sue, and a District Court judge to order the Pentagon to respond to the request.
Smith, who heads the Institute for Research: Middle East Policy, reportedly said he thinks this is the first time the US government has officially confirmed that Israel is a nuclear power, a status that Israel has long been widely known to have despite being undeclared.
I thought we had seen the worst of Barack Hussein Obama’s evilness. This is unprecedented in the history of the United States relationship with their closest ally in the Middle East – Israel.
This proves that Obama would like to see Israel wiped off the map.
I have news for Mr. Obama. That will NEVER happen – no matter how much you want Israel to be destroyed, you cannot fight against God…and win.
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Russia Has Constructed Massive Underground Shelters In Anticipation Of Nuclear War
Did you know that the Russians have a massive underground complex in the Ural mountains that has been estimated to be approximately 400 square miles in size? In other words, it is roughly as big as the area inside the Washington D.C. beltway. Back in the 1990s, the Clinton administration was deeply concerned about the construction of this enormous complex deep inside Yamantau mountain, but they could never seem to get any straight answers from the Russians. The command center for this complex is rumored to be 3,000 feet directly straight down from the summit of this giant rock quartz mountain. And of course U.S. military officials will admit that there are dozens of other similar sites throughout Russia, although most of them are thought to be quite a bit smaller. But that is not all that the Russians have been up to. For example, Russian television has reported that 5,000 new emergency nuclear bomb shelters were scheduled to have been completed in the city of Moscow alone by the end of 2012. Most Americans don’t realize this, but the Russians have never stopped making preparations for nuclear war. Meanwhile, the U.S. government has essentially done nothing to prepare our citizens for an attack. The assumption seems to be that a nuclear attack will probably never happen, and that if it does it will probably mean the end of our civilization anyway. (Read More…)
The Price Of Ground Beef Has DOUBLED Since The Last Financial Crisis
Since the depths of the last recession, the price of ground beef in the United States has doubled. Has your paycheck doubled since then? Even though the Federal Reserve insists that we are in a “low inflation” environment, the government’s own numbers show that the price of ground beef has been on an unprecedented run over the past six years. In early 2009, the average price of a pound of ground beef was hovering near 2 dollars. In February, it hit a brand new all-time record high of $4.238 per pound. Even just 12 months ago, the price of ground beef was sitting at $3.555 per pound. So we are talking about a huge increase. And this hits American families where they really live. Each year, the average American consumes approximately 270 pounds of meat. The only nation in the world that eats more meat than we do is Luxembourg. If the paychecks of American workers were going up fast enough to deal with this increase, it wouldn’t be that big of a deal. But of course that is not happening. In an article just last week, I showed that real median household income is a couple thousand dollars lower now than it was during the depths of the last recession. The middle class is being squeezed, and we are rapidly getting to the point where burgers are going to be considered a “luxury” item. (Read More….)
US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel’s Nuclear Program
Obama revenge for Netanyahu’s Congress talk? 1987 report on Israel’s top secret nuclear program released in unprecedented move. In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel’s nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent.
Superhighway: Russian official proposes road that could connect London to NYC
One of Russia’s most powerful tycoons and a close pal of President Vladimir Putin has proposed a long and winding road that theoretically could connect Great Britain to Alaska, via Mother Russia. And while a nearly 13,000-mile highway sounds like a stretch – a really long stretch – the major roadblock is likely money, not feasibility. “This is an inter-state, inter-civilization, project,” Russian Railways boss Vladimir Yakunin told the Russian Academy of Science, where he presented his plan for the Trans-Eurasian belt Development, which he acknowledged would cost “trillions” of dollars.
Greece optimistic on deal with euro zone next week
After talks with EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the past week, Athens said it would present a package of reforms to its euro zone partners by Monday in the hope of unlocking aid and avoiding bankruptcy.
The internet is abuzz with discussion about asteroid 2014 YB35. Some media outlets are reporting that this kilometer-class space rock will “skim past Earth” for a “terrifying” close encounter on Friday, March 27th.
USGS upgrades Aleutian volcano alert level
Seismic activity at the Semisopochnoi volcano began in January, but “has increased in intensity over the past few days,” USGS wrote in the notice. “In addition, we have detected brief periods of seismic tremor, which can indicate movement of magma or magmatic gases.”
US, UN push Europe to make strong return to peacekeeping
Russia’s aggressiveness in the east. The Islamic State group’s sudden rise in the south. As Europe finds new threats close to home, it’s now being asked by the United States to make a strong return to peacekeeping around the world as well.
Saudi Arabia launches airstrikes against Yemen rebels
Saudi Arabia has launched a military operation against Shiite rebels threatening the government in Yemen, the kingdom’s ambassador to the US said Wednesday night, as five Gulf states said they would protect embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.
Durable Goods Orders Unexpectedly Decline, Business Spending Declines 6th Month
The durable goods report for February was released on Wednesday. It was another disaster in a long line of weak economic reports. And once again economists missed their optimistic estimates by a mile.
Earthquake in the northwest suburbs
A minor earthquake occurred northwest of Chicago, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The tremor, which occurred shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday, was centered near Lake in the Hills and measured 2.9 on the Richter scale, the federal agency said.
Is Obama strong-arming Netanyahu into unity deal with the left?
The Obama administration’s most recent threat to “re-evaluate” the US approach toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict needs to be exposed for what it is: a backhanded attempt to influence the composition of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s forthcoming ruling coalition and pressure him into a unity deal with left-wing parties.
Iran-backed rebels loot Yemen files about U.S. spy operations
Secret files held by Yemeni security forces that contain details of American intelligence operations in the country have been looted by Iran-backed militia leaders, exposing names of confidential informants and plans for U.S.-backed counter-terrorism strikes, U.S. officials say.
Peru mudslide emergency declared in Chosica near Lima
The Peruvian authorities have announced a state of emergency in a town which was hit by an avalanche of mud and rocks on Monday. A torrent of mud and water sent car-sized boulders crashing through the town of Chosica, 47 km (29 miles) from the capital Lima. At least seven people were killed and 65 houses destroyed.
Two dead as flash flooding hits Chile Atacama desert region
Flash floods in one of the driest regions in the world – Chile’s Atacama desert – have left two people dead and 24 missing, officials say. They say thousands of people are now without electricity or water, as heavy rains in the Andes sent floodwater down into the valleys and towns below. In the city of Copiapo, the river burst its banks.
US warns Westerners may be targeted in Uganda’s capital
The US embassy in Uganda has warned that Westerners – including Americans – may be targeted for terrorist attacks in the capital Kampala. It said it had “received information of possible threats” at city locations where Western nationals gather.
Islamic State conflict: US launches Tikrit air strikes
The US has begun air strikes against Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, the United States military has confirmed. The order followed a request from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for assistance, after an Iranian-backed ground offensive in the city stalled.
Deadly tornado rips through Tulsa, Oklahoma
At least one person has been killed and several others were injured after a tornado roared through Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tulsa police said the death occurred inside a mobile home park near suburban Sand Springs on Wednesday. The park was nearly destroyed in the storm. “It could have been much worse,” Sheriff’s Capt Billy McKinley said.
Amnesty International charges Palestinians with war crimes during Gaza conflict
Palestinian armed groups committed war crimes by indiscriminately firing rockets at civilians in Israel during the conflict between Israel and Hamas last summer, Amnesty International alleges in a report to be published on Thursday. This is the first report by the London-based human rights group that specifically focuses on Palestinian rocket fire from Gaza.
‘States preparing cyber-attack options to cripple enemies’ infrastructure’
States are increasingly setting up cyber-attack options targeting their enemies’ critical systems… Col. (res.) Gabi Siboni, who directs the cybersecurity program at the Tel Aviv-based Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), told The Jerusalem Post this week that states are preparing “red button” options that can be pushed in the event of a full-scale cyber attack.
Regional tensions: Iran demands immediate halt to Saudi airstrikes in Yemen
Iran demanded an immediate halt to Saudi-led military operations in Yemen on Thursday and said it would make all necessary efforts to control the crisis there… Warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies on Thursday struck Iran-allied Houthi forces fighting to oust the country’s Western-backed president. Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV reported a ground offensive with troops from other Muslim states was being prepared.
‘You’re Playing God with the Internet!’ Republican Shouts at FCC Chief
Congressional Republicans are united in their anger over new net neutrality regulations—but no one could match the fury displayed by Rep. Louie Gohmert on Wednesday. “You’re playing God with the Internet!” the Texas Republican shouted at Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing.
Germanwings Pilot Was Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash in France
PARIS — As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed in relatively clear skies, an investigator said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in.
Recognizing Iran as a Nuclear Threshold State: Implications for Israel and the Middle East
With shrewd strategic perspective, the Iranian leadership has weighed the long term implications of an agreement with the major powers that constitutes international recognition of Iran’s “right” to be a “nuclear threshold state,” and gives it the ability to break out to a nuclear bomb when it so chooses. Consequently, it seeks an agreement (even if its validity is limited to 10-15 years) that in addition to leaving it with access to its nuclear technology also rewards it with both removal of the sanctions and international recognition of its special status in the Middle East.
The hollowing of the U.S. Military
“This is the most uncertain time I’ve seen in our national security since I’ve been in uniform. … [Yet] in the summer of 2013, only 10 percent of the [understrength] Army was ready to deploy.” – Gen. Raymond Odierno, chief of staff of the Army. For the past four decades, the military has experienced the challenges of drawdowns and war, but now stands “hollow.”
Countdown to Obama’s Dangerous Deal with Iran
The Obama Administration’s determination to reach an accord with Iran at any cost continues unabated. As the March 31st deadline approaches, the administration has taken to recklessly downplaying Iran’s increasing belligerence, as well as continuing a coordinated attack on Iran’s chief critic, newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Islam: Dirty Work At The Crossroads
My first real job out of college was riding trains as a brakeman in the Colorado Rockies. Immediately, one learns as a railroader that a speeding coal train – at a mile-and-a-half long and weighing in at nearly fifty million pounds – doesn’t stop on a dime. It takes a long time and a lot of space to even noticeably slow all that mass down.
God doesn’t play dice with the Universe but Obama plays dice with Israel
Albert Einstein, genius, brilliant mathematician, and scientist, wrote “God doesn’t play dice with the universe.” Glimpsing at the intricate layers of mathematical and scientific complexities underlying the composition of our material world and of the Universe, Einstein appreciated the amazing rational, logical Mind behind it; the known and unknown laws that govern this Universe, acknowledging a moral Hand inherent in its framing.
The Death Throes of Common Core
Americans are learning the hard way that the federal government should not be permitted to impose one-size-fits-all standards to education. It was never intended to play a role in education and the absence of any mention in the Constitution is proof enough that education was intended to be supervised by the states where the school districts, schools, and parents are closest to the process.
With the mega ironies of our tumultuous times in competition for top spot, it must be The Irony of Ironies that Obama and his minions are down to a ‘Tee’ exactly what they accuse America of being: despicable bullies of the world. First seizing, then standing on sanctimony and Projection 101 are Commandments 1 and 2 in Marxist ideology.
On today’s Episode of The Briefing
1) Suspicious circumstances surrounding Germanwings crash radically alters its significance
Germanwings Pilot Was Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash in France, New York Times (Nicola Clark and Dan Bilefsky)
2) New York Times piece argues belief in God is itself immoral
Why God Is a Moral Issue, New York Times (Michael Ruse)
In other news…
Marc Alan Schelske – How to Find a Good Bible part 1
The Move To Make Cash Illegal
The move to a cashless society won’t happen overnight. Instead, it is being implemented very slowly and systematically in a series of incremental steps. All over the planet, governments are starting to place restrictions on the use of cash for security reasons …………. Click here for full story
The Coming Iranian Bomb
It has been known in the nuclear arms community for the last six years that the Iranians had secured enough enriched U-235 for the creation of a first-generation implosion bomb. Further to this point, the construction of an actual bomb small enough to be dropped from a transport plane, or carried by a fishing trawler or small freighter, has been judged to be available since 2010………. Click here for full story
ISIS Training Hundreds of British Jihadis to Carry Out ‘Highly Likely’ Chlorine Gas Attack on Trains
Terror group ISIS is training hundreds of British jihadists to carry out what a chemical expert called a “highly likely” chlorine gas attack on trains and sports games in the U.K., a report said ……….. Click here for full story
In Your Irises: The New Rise Of Biometric Banking
When Apple started selling its iPhone 5S with a Touch ID fingerprint reading sensor, all of us entered the biometric age a bit. Samsung followed quickly with its own version of the tech in the Galaxy S5 and soon-to-be-released S6. With telecoms company Qualcomm promising to release a 3D-fingerprint reader shortly, having one in your pocket could become increasingly standard in the next two years………… Click here for full story
College Ministry Kicked Off Campus For Requiring Leaders To Be Christian
A Christian campus organization has lost recognition from its university and been accused of “religious discrimination” for not allowing non-Christians to hold leadership positions in the group ……… Click here for full story
Pitiable capitulating pro-family leaders, Part 2
March 26, 2015
Before the term pro-family was hijacked by liberals (evangelical was also hijacked) supporters were largely made up from conservative Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mennonites, Mormons, Muslims, and Jews, naming just a few. For the sake of the country, religious conservatives agreed to set aside their differences and pull together a grass roots movement of concerned citizens. These folks put their money where their mouth is in an all out effort to win elections . . . [Click for more]
David Jeremiah Interviews New Age Catholic Roma Downey & Her Husband Mark Burnett on His Church Platform
Author(s): Worldview Weekend News Team
David Jeremiah Interviews New Age Catholic Roma Downey & Her Husband Mark Burnett on His Church Platform. Worldview Weekend Radio with Host Brannon Howse: Guest: Justin Peters. Topic: Did Jesus die spiritually? Topic: Hear just released audio of David Jeremiah interviewing New Age Catholic Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett on their next TV mini-series on his church platform. Topic: Justin will respond to a few different clips from the interview Jeremiah conducted with Roma and Mark and explain why he is in complete shock at the pronouncement by David Jeremiah that Mark and Roma…
Chinese Pastor Who Protested Church Cross Removal Gets One Year Prison Sentence
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Why Christians are Called to Restore Brokenness
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