Every Christian would agree that a man’s spiritual health is exactly proportional to his love for God. —C.S. Lewis
April 19, 2015
Hundreds missing after ‘biggest human tragedy’ in years
A boat believed to be crowded with 700 migrants capsized in the waters north of Libya overnight, leaving at least 24 confirmed dead and sparking fears for what could become the Mediterranean’s deadliest known migrant sea disaster, Italy’s Coast Guard and other officials said Sunday.
Wildfire near Southern California dam threatens 300 homes
An out-of-control wildfire that broke out in a forested basin near a Southern California dam triggered the evacuation of about 300 homes late Saturday, authorities said. The fire, which was reported shortly after 6 p.m. in the Prado Dam Flood Control Basin and spread to 300 acres by early Sunday.
Iran marks Army Day with cries of ‘Death to Israel, US’
Iran on Saturday marked Army Day with a military parade featuring new weapons systems, as well as…a massive banner reading “Death to Israel.” A televised broadcast of the parade was punctuated by repeated cries of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.” “If Israel makes a mistake,” the announcer on Iran television said…“those in Tel Aviv and Haifa will not sleep at night, not one person.”
Libya crisis: Obama appeals to Gulf states
President Obama has called on Gulf nations to use their influence on Libya’s warring factions to help resolve the chaotic situation there. He said those nations had been seen to “fan the flames of military conflict” in the North African country. Libya has been in turmoil since the removal of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
‘Mystery disease’ kills 18 in Nigeria – officials
A “mysterious” disease has killed at least 18 people in the past several days in south-eastern Nigeria, local officials say. The outbreak started in the Ode-Irele town, Ondo state, and spread rapidly. The disease – characterised by blurred vision, headache and loss of consciousness – killed the victims within 24 hours of falling ill.
Mystery of the dust storms sweeping the world: Experts baffled by spate of ‘haboobs’ which have brought travel chaos and turned day into night
This year has seen a rash of massive dust storms around the world that have led to travel chaos and blocked out sunlight – but experts cannot pinpoint the reason behind the spate. This week incredible footage showed the moment an unusual ‘apocalyptic’ dust storm, known in Arabic as a haboob, struck Belarus, turning day to night, and China has suffered four massive sandstorms since the start of the year.
Iraqi soldiers retake key oil refinery from ISIS militants
Iraqi soldiers surrounded and took control of the country’s biggest oil refinery Saturday, which has been besieged for days by Islamic State militants, a senior official said.
Shroud of Turin back on display at city’s cathedral
The Shroud of Turin returns to public display at the city’s cathedral on Sunday after a break of five years. The 4.4-metre-long (14-ft) cloth will be on show until 24 June. Viewings are free but must be booked. Already one million people have signed up.
Russians are using undiscovered exploits to hack the US government
f you’ve been wondering how Russian cyberattackers could compromise the White House and other high-profile targets, the security researchers at FireEye have an answer. They’ve determined that APT28, a politically-motivated Russian hacking group, used unpatched exploits in Flash Player and Windows in a series of assaults against the US government on April 13th. Patches for both flaws are either ready or on the way, but the vulnerabilities reinforce beliefs that APT28 is very skilled — less experienced groups would use off-the-shelf code.
IS Claims Deadly U.S. Consulate Blast In Iraq
The militant group Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for an April 17 bombing near the U.S. consulate in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region that killed two Turks.
Zuma cancels state trip as xenophobic violence in S. Africa spreads
South African President Jacob Zuma cancelled a state visit to Indonesia on Saturday as officials scrambled to respond to deadly xenophobic violence, with scores of new arrests made in Johannesburg. A foreigner was killed in Johannesburg, where violence erupted earlier this week, following unrest in the eastern port city of Durban, police said. However, they refused to say whether the killing was directly linked to the anti-foreigner attacks that have already claimed at least six lives.
California prepares for historic mandatory cutbacks on water
Californians are going to have to start preparing for a dry summer as the dehydrated state prepares for a water crackdown. In a somewhat controversial move, California water officials drafted a set of mandatory conservation regulations outlining varying degrees to which communities will be required to cut back on water use, ranging from 8 to 36 percent, depending on their history of water consumption.
Thousands in Germany protest against Europe-U.S. trade deal
Thousands of people marched in Berlin, Munich and other German cities on Saturday in protest against a planned free trade deal between Europe and the United States that they fear will erode food, labor and environmental standards. Opposition to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is particularly high in Germany, in part due to rising anti-American sentiment linked to revelations of U.S. spying and fears of digital domination by firms like Google.
Russian cyber attackers used two unknown flaws: security company
A widely reported Russian cyber-spying campaign against diplomatic targets in the United States and elsewhere has been using two previously unknown flaws in software to penetrate target machines, a security company investigating the matter said on Saturday.
April 18, 2015
ISIS militant bomber on motorbike kills 33 at bank in Afghanistan
A suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up in front of the Kabul Bank in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, early Saturday, a local government spokesman said.
Australian teenagers held over alleged Melbourne terror plot
Police in Australia say they have foiled an Islamic State-inspired plot to carry out an attack at a World War One centenary event. Police arrested five teenage suspects, charging one 18-year-old with conspiring to commit a terrorist act. The men were planning to target police at an Anzac memorial event in Melbourne next week, police said.
Putin says ready to work with United States: TV
Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday in a television interview.
Confiscating ‘Criminals’’ Property Is a Cop Racket
Until last week, police in all 50 states had the power to take your property—cash, cars, houses, or anything else—based purely on their assertion that the property was “guilty” of a crime. This means that police and prosecutors can confiscate your stuff, sell it and pocket the money without even charging you with a crime, as long as they say that the property was connected in some way to illicit activity. The burden is then on the owner to hire lawyers to prove, not that they are innocent, which would be horrific enough, but that their property is.
As Lake Mead Levels Drop, The West Braces For Bigger Drought Impact
The historic four-year drought in California has been grabbing the headlines lately, but there’s a much bigger problem facing the West: the now 14-year drought gripping the Colorado River basin.
Thousands of Iraqis flee as Islamic State makes gains in Sunni heartland
Thousands of families fleeing Iraq’s western city of Ramadi choked checkpoints leading to Baghdad on Friday, after an Islamic State advance spread panic and left security forces clinging to control.
North Korea warns U.S. envoy of ‘bigger mishap’ than a knife attack
A North Korean propaganda unit said the U.S. ambassador to South Korea could face a “bigger mishap” than the knife attack to his face last month if he does not stop insulting North Korea with “laughable” accusations.
Iranian ship convoy moves toward Yemen, alarming US officials
U.S. military officials are concerned that Iran’s support for Houthi rebels in Yemen could spark a confrontation with Saudi Arabia and plunge the region into sectarian war. Iran is sending an armada of seven to nine ships — some with weapons — toward Yemen in a potential attempt to resupply the Shia Houthi rebels, according to two U.S. defense officials.
U.S. must return rare double eagle gold coins to family
The U.S. government must return 10 exceptionally rare gold coins worth millions of dollars each to a Pennsylvania family from which the purloined coins were seized a decade ago, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.
Christians Are Being Systematically Purged From The U.S. Military
If you are a Bible-believing Christian, there is no place for you in Barack Obama’s version of the U.S. military. Christian service members all over the nation are being disciplined for reading their Bibles, talking about their faith publicly and encouraging others to live a moral lifestyle. And just saying the name of “Jesus” at the wrong place or the wrong time while serving in the military is enough to spark a national controversy. We live at a time when political correctness in America is wildly out of control, and thanks to Obama the U.S. military has become one of the most politically correct institutions in our society. Things have gotten so bad that dozens of top officers that did not agree with Obama’s views have been forced out of the military in recent years. The U.S. military is being transformed into an overtly anti-Christian institution, and for those of us that are Christians that is a very chilling development. (Read More…)
The Global Liquidity Squeeze Has Begun
Get ready for another major worldwide credit crunch. Today, the entire global financial system resembles a colossal spiral of debt. Just about all economic activity involves the flow of credit in some way, and so the only way to have “economic growth” is to introduce even more debt into the system. When the system started to fail back in 2008, global authorities responded by pumping this debt spiral back up and getting it to spin even faster than ever. If you can believe it, the total amount of global debt has risen by $35 trillion since the last crisis. Unfortunately, any system based on debt is going to break down eventually, and there are signs that it is starting to happen once again. For example, just a few days ago the IMF warned regulators to prepare for a global “liquidity shock“. And on Friday, Chinese authorities announced a ban on certain types of financing for margin trades on over-the-counter stocks, and we learned that preparations are being made behind the scenes in Europe for a Greek debt default and a Greek exit from the eurozone. On top of everything else, we just witnessed the biggest spike in credit application rejections ever recorded in the United States. All of these are signs that credit conditions are tightening, and once a “liquidity squeeze” begins, it can create a lot of fear. (Read More….)
The First Patriots’ Day
By Mark Alexander · April 18, 2015
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!” —Samuel Adams (1776)
Sunday, April 19th, is the 240th celebration of the first Patriots’ Day. It was this day in 1775 that the “the shot heard round the world” was fired in the first battles between British regulars and American Patriots at Lexington Green and Concord’s Old North Bridge. It is notable that this seminal battle occurred because the government was en route to seize the Patriot militia’s powder and weapons.
I invite you to take a moment and read about the first Patriots’ Day
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(CN) — A Christian mother in Texas has given birth to the nation’s first all-female quintuplets after refusing her doctors’ advice to consider “selective reduction” abortion.
Danielle and Adam Busby had struggled with infertility following their marriage and decided to seek help. But the medicines and intrauterine insemination (IUI) procedures that they tried were unsuccessful.
New Museum to Present ‘Overwhelming Evidence for Creation’
‘Memphis Exalts Jesus’: Thousands Gather for Counter Event to Atheist Convention
Attorneys Warn U.S. Supreme Court: ‘Gay Marriage Could Bring God’s Judgment on the Nation’
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- Oklahoma Attorney General Vows to Protect School Bible Distributions After Atheist Complaint
- Pizzeria Forced to Close Following Threats Over Biblical Marriage Beliefs Re-Opens to Full House
1929 Preacher Prophesies Judgment on America
Posted: 19 Apr 2015 06:15 AM PDT
“Civilization and society rest on morals. Morals rest on religion. Religion rests on the Bible and faith in God and Jesus Christ.” Those were the words of Billy Sunday, who was a famous professional baseball player in the 1880s before he accepted God’s call as an evangelist. Sunday was just as influential in the church world as he was in the sports world, and we would do well to remember his words today. Indeed, morals rest on religion and religion rests on Bible and faith in God and Jesus Christ. But civilization and society at large are rejecting morals, religion and Christ. Sunday saw an epidemic of immorality back in 1929 that lit a fire under him and anyone who would listen to his theatrical preaching. In a YouTube video called “Billy Sunday Burns Up the Backsliding World: Whirlwind evangelist swings into action at Boston,” Sunday had a warning for America. MORE
John Hagee on Angels, Demons and What Lies AheadPosted: 19 Apr 2015 06:08 AM PDT
New York Times best-selling author John Hagee combines the Bible, science and incredible true stories to explore the ongoing battle between angelic and demonic forces in his new book The Three Heavens: Angels, Demons and What Lies Ahead. Launching May 12, it is available online for pre-order now. The Three Heavens paints a vivid picture of how this supernatural war between light and darkness affects the world today … and the world to come. “The Three Heavens takes you on an exciting journey into the supernatural with real-life accounts of those who have experienced heaven and come back to declare its splendor,” Hagee said. “And it gives readers clear insight how angels assigned to protect and defend you continue fighting an ages-long battle against Satan and his demonic forces.” The Three Heavens begins looking up … to the first heaven that we see with our natural eyes; the beautiful, mysterious, majestic universe of the sun, moon, stars and other celestial objects. Hagee’s clear, engaging writing also carries readers to the third heaven—Paradise, a place of eternal splendor. Hagee recounts multiple firsthand accounts of people who died, saw the third heaven and returned. Their stories of what awaits will encourage every reader. Then Hagee poses an intriguing question—if there is a first heaven and a third heaven, mustn’t there be a second? Drawing on his extensive biblical knowledge, pastoral experience and expansive network of expert colleagues, Hagee explores the second heaven—a battleground where an ongoing war between the forces of good and evil plays out … affecting those on earth now. MORE
Western nations begin criminalizing cash purchases to track citizens in manufactured ‘war on terror’Posted: 18 Apr 2015 07:55 PM PDT
Never letting a good crisis go to waste, the European country of France has announced that it will soon implement restrictive new measures on anonymous cash withdrawals and purchases in the wake of the widely publicized Charlie Hebdo attacks. Claiming that the freedom to use non-trackable currency facilitates “low-cost terrorism,” French Finance Minister Michel Sapin contends that the people of France will have to forego even more of their liberties in order to keep everyone safe — Hoorah! In order to fight the manufactured “war on terror,” residents of France will now be prohibited from making cash purchases of more than 1,000 euros, down from the current limit of 3,000 euros. Converting euros to other currencies will also be reduced to 1,000 euros, down from the current 8,000-euro limit. The goal is to force everyone into using only trackable payment systems like credit cards, which allow government spying and surveillance of people’s purchasing habits. And this major invasion of personal privacy, claims Sapin, is absolutely necessary to beat all them terrorists! “It’s a terrorism that is low cost to carry out but has major impact,” Sapin, a traitor to his own country, is quoted as saying by Reuters. “This low-cost terrorism feeds on fraud, money laundering and petty trafficking.” MORE
U.S. government ships possible Ebola patients to hotels with no biohazard safeguardsPosted: 18 Apr 2015 07:45 PM PDT
Eleven people who may have been exposed to Ebola while working in West Africa have been brought back to the U.S., not to be admitted to high biosafety hospitals for careful monitoring but to be haphazardly housed in hotels and other unprotected places near these hospitals. Reports indicate that one of the individuals had “potential exposure to the individual being treated at NIH,” referring to the latest U.S. Ebola patient, who is reportedly now in critical condition, currently undergoing treatment at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Four individuals who are believed to have had “more exposure than the others” to the NIH Ebola patient will isolate themselves in “housing” located on the campus of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and the remaining six will be flown into Washington, D.C., and later be shipped out to either either NIH or Atlanta, where Emory University is located. The 11 individuals will all end up near one of the three medical facilities supposedly equipped to handle Ebola patients — the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, or Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. But none of them will actually be admitted to any of these hospitals. MORE
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Greece begins selling assets, could nationalize banks, as government scrambles to find cash – “Grexit” crisis heats upPosted: 18 Apr 2015 07:05 PM PDT
The weakest nations in the Eurozone continue to get weaker, financially, and it seems there is no end in site as the entire continent’s economy remains moribund, save for industrial Germany. Nowhere is the economy worse than in Greece, where the socialist government has threatened to nationalize the country’s banks and cease payments on a bailout loan made just a few years ago to keep the it solvent. As reported by Britain’s Telegraph newspaper, in addition to bank nationalization, the government is making drastic plans to introduce a currency — the old drachma — parallel to the euro in order to pay its bills, unless the EU steps up, again, to ease its repayment demands. The paper further reported: Sources close to the ruling Syriza party said the government is determined to keep public services running and pay pensions as funds run critically low. It may be forced to take the unprecedented step of missing a payment to the International Monetary Fund. Syriza strode into power last year by promising to end the strict budgetary austerity imposed on Greece as a condition of getting a financial bailout of about $250 million in 2012. “We are a Left-wing government. If we have to choose between a default to the IMF or a default to our own people, it is a no-brainer,” said a senior official, The Telegraph reported. “We may have to go into a silent arrears process with the IMF. This will cause a furore in the markets and means that the clock will start to tick much faster,” the source continued. MORE
New Testament Being Repeated In IsraelPosted: 18 Apr 2015 06:58 PM PDT
They call it the “Kaduri Revival” and reports over recent months have confirmed the teachings of one of Israel’s most venerated rabbi are leading Jews time and again to accept Jesus Christ as the Messiah. And face persecution. Baptist preacher and radio host Carl Gallups says the situation facing Messianic Jews right now in Israel is “reminiscent of what we read about in the New Testament – in the early days of the church.” There, he said, Jews accepting a Christian faith were persecuted. And today, they “are facing the same hardships and persecution the early church faced,” he said. “Gallups is the author of “Final Warning: Understanding the Trumpet Days of Revelation,” which cracked the top 100 bestseller list on Amazon as a growing number of political leaders and media commentators are openly speaking about the end times. But Gallups believes one of the least-reported aspects of this discussion is the rise of Messianic Judaism in Israel. One of the key figures in this movement is Messianic Jewish Rabbi Zev Porat of Messiah of Israel ministries. Porat won another convert over Passover when a Jew named Yechezke proclaimed his belief in “Yeshua,” or Jesus. Yechezke stated, “This is my first real Passover. Now I know that Yeshua is the Passover Lamb.” Porat explained, “Yechezke’s salvation on the Feast of Passover is yet another confirmation that we are closer than ever to the return of our Lord and Savior Yeshua the Messiah.” MORE
Dry Wells Plague CA as Drought Has Water Tables PlungingPosted: 18 Apr 2015 06:46 PM PDT
Near California’s Success Lake, more than 1,000 water wells have failed. Farmers are spending $750,000 to drill 1,800 feet down to keep fields from going fallow. Makeshift showers have sprouted near the church parking lot. “The conditions are like a third-world country,” said Andrew Lockman, a manager at the Office of Emergency Services in Tulare County, in the heart of the state’s agricultural Central Valley about 175 miles (282 kilometers) north of Los Angeles. As California enters the fourth year of a record drought, its residents and $43 billion agriculture industry have drawn groundwater so low that it’s beyond the reach of existing wells. That’s left thousands with dry taps and pushed farmers to dig deeper as Governor Jerry Brown, a 77-year-old Democrat, orders the first mandatory water rationing in state history. “The demand we’re placing on the aquifer and the deep bedrock drilling, which is going on at an alarmingly fast pace, is really scary,” said Tricia Blattler, executive director of the Tulare County Farm Bureau. “Folks are really concerned we’re not going to be able find water in the groundwater system much longer. We are tapping it way too quickly.” MORE
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Iran marks Army Day with cries of ‘Death to Israel, USA’Posted: 18 Apr 2015 06:40 PM PDT
Iran on Saturday marked Army Day with a military parade featuring new weapons systems, as well as a truck carrying a massive banner reading “Death to Israel.”A televised broadcast of the parade was punctuated by repeated cries of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.” “If Israel makes a mistake,” the announcer on Iran television said during the broadcast, as heavy trucks carrying armored personnel carriers rolled past, “those in Tel Aviv and Haifa will not sleep at night, not one person.” Broadcast on national television, military brass and political leaders, foremost President Hassan Rouhani, attended the procession south of the capital Tehran, which showcased the country’s military technologies.Among the weapons systems paraded past dignitaries was a domestically produced version of the Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile, the Bavar 373. Speaking at the event, Rouhani said Iran was adopting “a strategy of deterrence in order to prepare for peace and security in Iran and the Middle East.” “Our method of action is defense and not offense,” he said. MORE
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RFID tracking system to replace license plate?Posted: 18 Apr 2015 06:34 PM PDT
Until recently our auto travels — in public — have been essentially private. Scattered individuals may have observed our locations at given moments, but the bulk of our public movements have been practically obscure. Nobody collected data in a systematic or useful way, and our movements were lost to history. That is no longer true. Public and private entities are scanning license plates, snapping photos of our cars, and storing the times and locations where they appear. Close correlation between license plate numbers and particular drivers means that databases of mundane information about auto movements also reveal quite sensitive information about doctor and psychologist visits, business meetings, trysts, gatherings of legal advice and participation in political advocacy. License plates and cameras are, as I testified to Congress more than a dozen years ago, “Big Brother infrastructure.”License plates are a once-sensible administrative tool that today undercuts privacy. It’s possible to protect privacy and administer traffic laws at the same time, but it’s not going to be easy.Surveillance cameras are catalyzing this conversation about “privacy in public,” but the root of the problem is the lowly license plate. It’s an administrative tool from a bygone technological era that has new consequences in the digital age — new, strongly negative consequences for privacy. MORE
Putin warns Israel against selling arms to UkrainePosted: 18 Apr 2015 06:27 PM PDT
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Israel against supplying weapons to the Ukrainian government, which is battling a Russian- backed insurgency in its eastern province. “This is a choice, a choice of the Israeli leadership; they have the right to do what they consider appropriate. I think it is counterproductive, if it concerns lethal weapons, because it will only lead to yet another swirl of confrontation, to more human casualties, but the result will be the same,” Putin said in an interview on Rossiya 1 TV on Saturday. His words were reported as well on the English-language news website for Sputnik International. In Israel, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Defense Ministry had no response to the report. Israel has been upset by Russia’s decision last week to lift its five-year ban on the sale of the S-300 anti-missile system to Iran and to deliver those weapons by the end of 2015. It had voluntarily halted the sale of the weapons to Iran in 2010 under pressure from the West and because it was believed that such a ban would help sway Iran to enter negotiations over its nuclear program. MORE
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Posted: 17 Apr 2015 08:50 PM PDT
The historic four-year drought in California has been grabbing the headlines lately, but there’s a much bigger problem facing the West: the now 14-year drought gripping the Colorado River basin. One of the most stunning places to see its impact is at the nation’s largest reservoir, Lake Mead, near Las Vegas. At about 40 percent of capacity, it’s the lowest it’s been since it was built in the 1930s. “Just to see the rings around it, it’s just … kind of scary, you know,” says Darlene Paige, a visitor from New York. She’s standing at a vista point above the Hoover Dam on the Arizona side of Lake Mead. That “ring” is the infamous bathtub ring around the rim of the reservoir. The levels have dropped 140 feet over the past 15 years, exposing a white stain on the gravelly brown mountains above the water. The level is forecast to fall an additional 10 feet by this summer. The snowpack in the Rocky Mountains, where the Colorado and much of the Southwest gets most of its water, is again at less than half of normal this year. “There are a lot of people, entities and critters that rely on this Colorado River water,” says Rose Davis, spokeswoman for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Farther down the mountain, on a walkway next to the Hoover Dam, Davis points out the 10-story-high towers that used to be mostly underwater. The lake’s levels are nearing a critical trigger where the Bureau of Reclamation will start rationing water deliveries to Nevada, Arizona and parts of California. MORE
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|Citi Economist: Time to Abolish CashPosted: 17 Apr 2015 08:42 PM PDT
We often focus on the fact that abolishing cash abolishes the last remnants of financial privacy. But of course, abolishing cash also increases the Fed’s ability to manipulate the economy. Bloomberg reports that Citi economist Willem Buiter has called for the end of paper currency based on the benefits such action would bring to central banks. Specifically, the existence of cash limits a central bank’s ability to manipulate the ecomomy with negative interest rates: In a new piece, Citi’s Willem Buiter looks at this problem, which is known as the effective lower bound (ELB) on nominal interest rates. Fundamentally, the ELB problem comes down to cash. According to Buiter, the ELB only exists at all due to the existence of cash, which is a bearer instrument that pays zero nominal rates. Why have your money on deposit at a negative rate that reduces your wealth when you can have it in cash and suffer no reduction? Cash therefore gives people an easy and effective way of avoiding negative nominal rates. However, if you abolish cash, there is no escape from negative interest rates. All your money must be in an institution that can then punish you for saving any cash. There are half-way measures such as taxing currency, too. MORE
|Deny Christ or Remain Behind Bars: American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Standing Firm Despite ThreatsPosted: 17 Apr 2015 08:11 PM PDT
An American pastor imprisoned in Iran is reportedly being threatened that he will not be freed from prison until he denies his faith in Christ and returns to Islam. As previously reported, Saeed Abedini, a former Iranian Muslim turned Christian, left Iran in 2005 and moved to the United States with his wife and two children to find religious freedom after facing conflict with authorities for planting house churches in the county. In 2012, he traveled back to Iran to build an orphanage and visit his parents—and was about to return to the states—when he was taken into custody. Abedini was later charged with threatening the national security of Iran, and for attempting to turn youth in the nation away from Islam and toward Christianity. He was then sentenced to eight years in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison, where he has spent the past two years behind bars. In November 2013, Abedini was transported to Rajai Shahr Prison, which was believed to pose an even greater threat to Abedini’s health and safety. Last May, while obtaining treatment at a local hospital for injuries sustained from beatings, he was likewise beaten and returned to prison. MORE
|The Global Liquidity Squeeze Has BegunPosted: 17 Apr 2015 08:08 PM PDT
Get ready for another major worldwide credit crunch. Today, the entire global financial system resembles a colossal spiral of debt. Just about all economic activity involves the flow of credit in some way, and so the only way to have “economic growth” is to introduce even more debt into the system. When the system started to fail back in 2008, global authorities responded by pumping this debt spiral back up and getting it to spin even faster than ever. If you can believe it, the total amount of global debt has risen by $35 trillion since the last crisis. Unfortunately, any system based on debt is going to break down eventually, and there are signs that it is starting to happen once again. For example, just a few days ago the IMF warned regulators to prepare for a global “liquidity shock“. And on Friday, Chinese authorities announced a ban on certain types of financing for margin trades on over-the-counter stocks, and we learned that preparations are being made behind the scenes in Europe for a Greek debt default and a Greek exit from the eurozone. On top of everything else, we just witnessed the biggest spike in credit application rejections ever recorded in the United States. All of these are signs that credit conditions are tightening, and once a “liquidity squeeze” begins, it can create a lot of fear. MORE
|Students At Christian University Facilitate AbortionsPosted: 17 Apr 2015 08:00 PM PDT
You have to swallow hard when you read statements like this from a student at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Julie Vermeulen is a member of the “Wesleyan Doula Project,” which she fancies as a kind of bridge between the abortion clinic staff and the pregnant woman. “I think that everyone deserves compassionate care, basically,” Vermeulen told the Wesleyan Argus, the student newspaper. “And this is obviously a political issue, but I really see it as a humanitarian issue. So whatever your politics are, I think that good, compassionate care is a human right. I think as doulas, we help make that happen.” The project members stress that every case is different. Some women are nervous, some wonder if God will “hate” them after they abort their child, others cry, still others are guilty. “I remind them, ‘This is a choice that you’re making,’” Camille Casareno told assistant features editor Max Lee. “It’s a good choice, if that’s what she had thought before. And it’s the right choice for her family, if it’s the right choice for her.” (Doublespeak anyone?) Lee informs us But the role of the doula is not constrained to talking. Much of the job is about physical comfort and helping the patient through the procedure with as little pain as possible. … As with all of the members of the Wesleyan Doula Project, she also helps patients breathe, as failing to breathe properly increases muscle tension in the patients and ultimately makes the procedure more painful. MORE
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|Thousands of Iraqis flee as Islamic State makes gains in Sunni heartlandPosted: 17 Apr 2015 07:54 PM PDT
Thousands of families fleeing Iraq’s western city of Ramadi choked checkpoints leading to Baghdad on Friday, after an Islamic State advance spread panic and left security forces clinging to control. A column of traffic several vehicles wide snaked for miles at a checkpoint in Sadr al-Yusufiyah, on the edge of Baghdad province, as minibuses, cars and trucks picked up families who crossed by foot carrying their possessions in bags and wheelbarrows. Suhaib al-Rawi, the governor of Anbar province, of which Ramadi is the capital, described it as a human disaster on a scale the city has never witnessed. U.S. and Iraqi officials have warned that the city is at risk of falling to the Islamic State despite seven months of airstrikes by U.S. planes in Anbar. Such a loss would be a serious blow to Iraq’s government, which recently announced a military campaign for the province after retaking the militant stronghold of Tikrit, and to the international effort to push back the militant group, whose gains in Ramadi have demonstrated an ability to create chaos even while under pressure. MORE
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|While America Sleeps, Obama’s Militarized Police State Now Nearly CompletePosted: 17 Apr 2015 07:49 PM PDT
“THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE. AFTER THIS, THERE IS NO GOING BACK. YOU TAKE THE BLUE PILL AND THE STORY ENDS. YOU WAKE IN YOUR BED AND YOU BELIEVE WHATEVER YOU WANT TO BELIEVE. YOU TAKE THE RED PILL AND STAY IN WONDERLAND, AND I SHOW YOU HOW DEEP THE RABBIT-HOLE GOES.” – OK folks, put the blue pill down and take the red one. It’s time you woke up to reality. The America we live in is under tyranny. We are monitored and controlled at nearly every turn and the chains are getting tighter every day. We have heard how the Occupant has been fighting every attempt by Congress to vote on whatever nuclear arms deal is made with the insane Mullah’s in Iran. Captain Tee-Time is not used to being accountable to anyone, but now Senate is proposing legislation that some experts are warning rewrites the treaty provision of the Constitution. Under the Constitution, the president has the power to negotiate international treaties, with the requirement that two-thirds of the Senate concur for any treaty to be ratified. Such a supermajority (67 votes) was designed by the nation’s Founders to prevent one person or a single body from wielding dangerous levels of power. We’ve heard how Senator Bob Corker has proposed a bill that basically demands Obama abide by the Constitution on this Iranian agreement. However, today we find out that isn’t the case at all. The bill he is pushing will actually make Obama’s power grab easier! MORE
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|Iran sending armada of ships towards YemenPosted: 17 Apr 2015 07:43 PM PDT
U.S. military officials are concerned that Iran’s support for Houthi rebels in Yemen could spark a confrontation with Saudi Arabia and plunge the region into sectarian war. Iran is sending an armada of seven to nine ships — some with weapons — toward Yemen in a potential attempt to resupply the Shia Houthi rebels, according to two U.S. defense officials. Officials fear the move could lead to a showdown with the U.S. or other members of a Saudi-led coalition, which is enforcing a naval blockade of Yemen and is conducting its fourth week of airstrikes against the Houthis. Iran sent a destroyer and another vessel to waters near Yemen last week but said it was part of a routine counter-piracy mission. What’s unusual about the new deployment, which set out this week, is that the Iranians are not trying to conceal it, officials said. Instead, they appear to be trying to “communicate it” to the U.S. and its allies in the Gulf. It is not clear what will happen as the convoy comes closer to Yemen. Saudi Arabia has deployed ships around Yemen to enforce the blockade, as has Egypt. An official said the ship convoy could try to land at a port in Aden, which the Houthis have taken over. Although the U.S. is assisting with the Saudi-led air campaign, it is not participating in the naval blockade of Yemen, said U.S. Central Command spokesman Col. Pat Ryder. However, the U.S. Navy is in the region and has already “consensually boarded” one Panamanian-flagged ship in the Red Sea on April 1 on the suspicion it was illegally carrying arms for the Houthis. MORE
|6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes sea-floor near FijiPosted: 17 Apr 2015 04:31 PM PDT
There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii after a 6.5 (preliminary magnitude 6.8) earthquake reported at 5:53 a.m. HST on Friday, April 17, 2015 in the Fiji Region, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The USGS reports that the quake was located: 87 miles SSW of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna; 148 miles ENE of Lambasa, Fiji; 267 miles NE of Suva, Fiji; 308 miles ENE of Nadi, Fiji; and 447 miles NNW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga. EP
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|US government allows powerful corporations to sell California water with no permits or reporting during droughtPosted: 17 Apr 2015 02:29 PM PDT
With water being our most precious commodity, you would think that government officials would be keeping very close tabs on its usage, especially in states like California where drought conditions are now entering their fourth year. However, Governor Jerry Brown is just now cracking down on state municipalities, attempting to get them to cut back on their water usage by 25%. With California’s agricultural industry being one of the largest consumers, and almond growers alone using 1.1 trillion gallons of water a year, it’s easy to understand why the public outcry would be directed at Big Ag. These farmers need to be held accountable for their usage when growing our food and should be penalized when they go over their limits! I’m not giving up my long, hot showers and garden for a high-priced bag of almonds! Hold up. Your anger may be misdirected. With the focus squarely on the agricultural industry, beverage companies have been allowed to silently bottle public water with very little oversight. In fact, water bottle companies like Arrowhead require a permit to extract water from public land, and they have been without a valid permit since 1988! According to The Desert Sun, Nestle’s permit to transport water across the San Bernardino National Forest for bottling has also been expired since 1988. The U.S. Forest Service has indicated that they will make it a priority to reassess the permit and possibly impose some restrictions due to the severe drought. FULL REPORT
Laodicean Apostate Tony Campolo Says He’s Starting ‘Evangelicals For Hillary’
Hillary supports abortion-on-demand, including even late-term, partial-birth abortions.
Apostate evangelical Tony Campolo has long been a teacher of questionable doctrine. He is much more in line with the New Age than he is with the New Testament. In Campolo’s book Partly Right the New Age philosophy of pantheism and man is divine is heavily promoted:
“We affirm our divinity by doing what is worthy of gods, and we affirm our humanity by taking risks only available to mortals. God had to become one of us before He could become heroic … Robert Schuller affirms our divinity, yet does not deny our humanity … isn’t that what the gospel is? Isn’t God’s message to sinful humanity that He sees in each of us a divine nature of such worth that He sacrificed His own Son so that our divine potentialities might be realized? … The hymn writer who taught us to sing “Amazing Grace” was all too ready to call himself a “wretch” … Forgetting our divinity and over-identifying with our [Freudian] anal humanity [Freud is responsible for a host of maladies that plague our contemporary society] … Erich Fromm, one of the most popular psychoanalysts of our time, recognized the diabolical social consequences that can come about when a person loses sight of his/her own divinity …”
We could go on, but the above quote is certainly sufficient in establishing his false doctrine. This is what he has to say about Hillary Clinton and why Christians should vote for her:
“Some of my Evangelical friends raise questions about her views on abortion. But Hillary Clinton is one of the few candidates on the political stage who has a plan for cutting the abortion rate in America by at least 50 percent.
I know Hillary Clinton to be a committed Christian. As a teenager, Hillary’s religious beliefs were heavily impacted by hearing a sermon by Martin Luther King, Jr. The youth pastor of her Methodist church mentored her through her teenage years into being the kind of holistic Christian who faithfully engages in the spiritual disciplines of Bible study and prayer. As a Senator, Hillary was one of the most faithful attendees of the Senate’s weekly prayer meetings.
Given all that I have stated, I am more than willing to do all I can to help Hillary Clinton get elected. Should she ask me to organize an Evangelicals for Hillary committee, I would be more than willing to do so. I believe in her. And you should too.” source
Why Christians should not vote for Hillary Clinton under any circumstances
As a failed Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton presided over and supported the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, completely ruined relations with Russia, was complicit in the Benghazi Coverup, and in 2015 is embroiled in the private server email scandal. She supports abortion-on-demand, including even late-term, partial-birth abortions. She supported the Obama Administration’s efforts to force Christian employers to provide employees with abortifacients. And now she’s opposing religious freedom laws remarkably similar to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) her own husband signed into law. source
Hillary Clinton is a two-faced liar who will say anything, do anything, and be anything in order to garner your vote.
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Egypt Files Suit Against Barack Obama And Hillary Clinton For Conspiring With Muslim Brotherhood
The Egyptian complaint reads that “Barack Obama assisted the Muslim Brotherhood in crimes against Egypt and it’s citizens”
“Let his days be few; and let another take his office.” Psalm 109:8 (KJV)
My favorite expression about Barack Obama is “Everything is calculated.” I read comments and commentaries about how inept he is — that he does not know what he is doing. Ha! Obama knows exactly what he’s doing.
Remember when BHO went on the apology tour right after he was elected in 2008? Remember when he told world leaders that America had been involved in too many countries affairs and deserved the name “The world’s policeman?”
How in the world do you think that the so-called Arab Spring came about? Obama was a major player in this, and his Puppetmaster, George Soros, supplied the money. The plan was to destabilize the Middles East, and rid the Arabic countries of their secular governments, and replace them with the Muslim Brotherhood. That was the plan.
His diabolical plan backfired in Egypt. Not only was his great buddy, Mohamed Morsi, ousted, but he was incarcerated in 2012. He still sits in a jail cell to this day.
Egypt also jailed many members of the Muslim Brotherhood, and made it a crime to be part of this terrorist organization. Think about this: Obama has hosted the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House on several occasions. He has not hidden this from the press.
This is so serious to the Egyptian government, that Obama and Hillary Clinton have formal charges filed against them in Egypt.
“In two separate criminal complaints, Egyptian lawmakers have charged Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton with conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood.”
According to one of the criminal charges, Hillary Clinton was found to be working with ousted Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi’s wife, Naglaa Mahmood, in attempting to overthrow the current leader of Egypt, General Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi.
But this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Watch Western Center for Journalism’s exclusive video to find out all the details about the traitor in the White House, Barack Hussein Obama, and his Muslim Brotherhood collaborator, Hillary Rodham Clinton.”  – source
WHAT’S SO BAD ABOUT THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD?
History of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (1939-1954)
Links to the Nazis began during the 1930s and were close during the Second World War, involving agitation against the British, espionage and sabotage, as well as support for terrorist activities orchestrated by Haj Amin el-Hussaini in British Mandate Palestine, as a wide range of declassified documents from the British, American and Nazi German governmental archives, as well as from personal accounts and memoires from that period, confirm. Reflecting this connection the Muslim Brotherhood also disseminated Hitler’s Mein Kampf and The Protocols of the Elders of Zion widely in Arab translations, helping to deepen and extend already existing hostile views about Jews and Western societies generally.
In November 1948 police seized an automobile containing the documents and plans of what is thought to be the Brotherhood’s `secret apparatus` with names of its members. The seizure was preceded by an assortment of bombings and assassination attempts by the apparatus. Subsequently 32 of its leaders were arrested and its offices raided. The next month the Egyptian Prime Minister, Mahmud Fahmi Nokrashi, ordered the dissolution of the Brotherhood.
On December 28, 1948 Egypt’s prime minister was assassinated by Brotherhood member and veterinary student Abdel Meguid Ahmed Hassan, in what is thought to have been retaliation for the government crackdown. A month and half later Al-Banna himself was killed in Cairo by men believed to be government agents and/or supporters of the murdered premier. Al-Banna was succeeded as head of the Brotherhood by Hassan Isma’il al-Hudaybi, a former judge.
In 1952, members of the Muslim Brotherhood are accused of taking part in arson that destroyed some “750 buildings” in downtown Cairo — mainly night clubs, theatres, hotels, and restaurants frequented by British and other foreigners — “that marked the end of the liberal, progressive, cosmopolitan” Egypt.
The Brotherhood supported the military coup that overthrew the monarchy in 1952, but the junta was unwilling to share power or lift martial law and clashed with the Brotherhood.  – source
BARACK OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON – MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD MEMBERS
It does not take a rocket scientist to clearly see that BHO and Hillary are Muslim Brotherhood operatives. People – we ARE the frogs in the pot of water, which is heated very slowly as we happily hop around. The water get a tiny bit hotter little by little. Then, without seeing it coming, we are boiled and destroyed.
It may be too late already
It most certainly may be too late for us. By that I mean that America has turned her back on God, and is so immersed in gross, unspeakable sin, that God’s judgment IS Barack Obama, and possibly Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016.
Those of us who belong to God must pray for America. Even though it looks so bleak, our Father is waiting to hear from us:
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)
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Lawlessness & Global Transformation: How it Sets the Stage – Part 2
This is part 2 in our series with Michele Bachmann. She reports that America’s friends wonder why we have left them for the world’s tyrant nations. Bachmann personally challenged President Obama concerning Iran who is about the get a nuclear bomb. They continue their discussion on waning U.S. support for Israel and the loss of it in the last six years. Bachmann challenges the church to start speaking the truth in all issues and to speak of the lateness of the hour. Jan and Michele briefly speak about the 2016 election. We use the mobile app found at http://www.oneplace.com.
The Rapture Trap?
The real trap isn’t rapture timing – it is the neglect of the gospel message.
Tragically, many mainstream churches are abandoning fundamental Christian principles in favor of diversity issues. Think about the social gospel, same-sex marriage capitulation and denial of inerrancy. What about those who spiritualize Christ’s resurrection, deny sin, hell and the Trinity? What about Universalism, Ecumenism and Inter-Faith Dialogue?
Donors Rally Behind Christian Florist Who Refuses to Deny God’s Word
More than $160,000 has been raised for a Christian florist who was sued for declining to arrange flowers for a same-sex wedding.
A judgment last month affirmed an earlier ruling made in February, and 70-year-old Barronelle Stutzman has been ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, alongside penalties and fees.
“Elite” Evangelicals Turn on Israel
Being pro-peace, pro-Palestine, pro-Jesus instead many claim….
We Have a Blow-By-Blow Blueprint – Hal Lindsey
Because we see the Antichrist’s government now being created by the nations of the world; because we see the world plunged into financial chaos and desperately searching for a solution (which is precisely how the Antichrist will achieve worldwide control); and because we have a blow by blow blueprint of these final days provided us by the ancient prophets, I can say with authority that time is short.
Confusion around Pakistani Christian Boy’s Burns Death, amid Communal Tensions
Texas Pastor Charged with Death of Toddler Starved in Religious Ritual
Kenya’s Christians and Muslims Divided over Amnesty Plan
Texas Mother Refuses Abortion, Gives Birth to Nation’s First All-Female Quintuplets
Former Chibok Schoolgirl Asks for Help in Rescuing Her Missing Schoolmates
Saeed Abedini Threatened with Extended Prison Sentence
Tennessee Senate Shelves Bill that Would Name Bible as State Book
Marco Rubio Says He would Attend a Gay Wedding
Muslims Arrested for Throwing Christian Immigrants into Sea
Natalie Grant Talks Motherhood: Being a Little Selfish Makes Me a Better Mom
Cinderella Story Gets Delightful Simian Spin in “Monkey Kingdom”
Website Claims Affairs Help Marriages
How World Fertility Rates Became Dangerously Low
U.S. to Exhume Pearl Harbor Remains
What is a Microagression and Who Does it Hurt?
Deny Christ or Remain Behind Bars: American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Standing Firm Despite Threats
by Marsha West
Christian News Network reports:
An American pastor imprisoned in Iran is reportedly being threatened that he will not be freed from prison until he denies his faith in Christ and returns to Islam.
Physicians demand removal of ‘Dr. Oz’ from Columbia University faculty
by Marsha West
CRN correspondent Marsha West previously reported on the accusations against Dr. Mehmet Oz for promoting “quack treatments.” So now a group of doctors from the prestigious Ivy League school are demanding that he be ousted from his faculty position. According to Fox News:
“Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine,” said a letter the 10 physicians sent to a Columbia dean earlier this week. They say he’s pushing “miracle” weight-loss supplements with no scientific proof that they work.
Our Time is Short
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