Anger may be handled wrongly in either one of two ways: blowing up and clamming up. —Jay Adams
Apr. 21, 2015
The Obama administration has estimated for years that Iran was at most three months away from enriching enough nuclear fuel for an atomic bomb. But the administration only declassified this estimate at the beginning of the month, just in time for the White House to make the case for its Iran deal to Congress and the public.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said his trade mission to Cuba with executives from New York-based companies including Pfizer Inc. and MasterCard Inc. will pressure Congress to lift the embargo of the Communist island nation.
After addressed the First in the Nation summit in Nashua, New Hampshire, on Saturday, he headed to a basement conference room for a conversation with young Republicans. There was no filming of the speech, but reporters were allowed to sit in as Cruz fielded questions about Iran, millennials, and his own fitness for president. When one audience member asked Cruz what executive experience he could bring to the job, Cruz lambasted the “greybeards” in Washington for coming up with the “senator versus governor” framework in the first place.
“Obama is not a disaster because he was a senator,” said Texas Senator Ted Cruz. “Obama is a disaster because he’s an unmitigated socialist, what he believes is profoundly dangerous, and he’s undermined the Constitution and the role of America in the world.”
Nuclear inspectors will need unfettered access in Iran as part of a deal to lift economic sanctions, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said a day after an Iranian general said military sites must be off limits.
California Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to exclude farms from water-use restrictions to counter the state’s historic drought has reignited tensions between homeowners who covet green lawns and pools and farmers who produce half the produce grown in the U.S.
The ECB is studying measures to rein in Emergency Liquidity Assistance to Greek banks, as resistance to further aiding the country’s stricken lenders grows in the Governing Council.
A Chinese power-transformer maker became the country’s first state-owned company to default on an onshore bond, signaling the government’s willingness to let market forces decide an enterprise’s fate.
Gold’s traditional role as a store of wealth has been usurped by contemporary art and apartments in cities such as New York and London, according to Laurence D. Fink, head of the world’s biggest asset manager.
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Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests.
Foreigners fleeing xenophobic violence in South Africa told of how they escaped marauding death mobs and vowed never to return to the country where they had sought a new life.
Thailand seized 4 tons of ivory hidden in bean sacks tracked from Congo in what authorities said was the biggest bust in the country’s history.
A senior official in the Iran-allied Houthi movement said the movement of more U.S. warships into waters off Yemen escalates Washington’s role in a Saudi-led campaign against the group and aims at tightening a “siege” on the country.
Ethiopia began three days of national mourning on Tuesday, with joint Christian and Muslim prayers for more than 20 Ethiopian Christians killed by Islamic State militants in Libya.
The number of migrants dying in Mediterranean Sea crossings could hit 30,000 this year if the current rate continues, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says.
A 93-year-old former Nazi SS guard, known as the “Bookkeeper of Auschwitz”, has admitted he is “morally” guilty of the murder of at least 300,000 Jews at the concentration camp.
An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in jail for ordering the arrest and torture of protesters during his rule.
A Japanese magnetic levitation train has broken its own world speed record, hitting 374mph in a test run near Mount Fuji.
The US is sending an aircraft carrier to boost its patrols in the waters off Yemen, amid suspicions that an Iranian naval convoy in the area is carrying arms intended for Yemeni Houthi rebels.
The South African army will be deployed to end a wave of attacks on foreigners, the Defense Minister said.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Russia’s economy shrank by 2% in the first three months of this year, the first contraction since 2009.
Pennsylvania high school students responded to a Gay-Straight Alliance “Day of Silence” anti-bullying event with a campaign of their own – an “Anti-Gay Day” protest marked most noticeably by the wearing of flannel shirts.
Mitchell Primary School children in Kittery, Maine, were read a story about a little transgender child, sparking outrage among some parents who say they ought to have been given a heads-up and chance to opt out of the lesson, which was recited to students in 20 of Mitchell’s 22 classes.
A U.S. veteran was detained but not charged Friday after she intervened in a university protest where demonstrators were walking on the American flag.
Jade Helm 15 is set to kick off in seven states this summer, sending Special Operations forces from all four main branches of the military onto civilian soil to conduct hostile take-over training – and civil-rights advocates are sounding the alarms.
Since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newton, Connecticut, Americans’ views of guns have gone through a shift to the point where record-high numbers of citizens now say firearms are necessary for personal protections.
Rubio: ‘Sexual Preference Is Something That People Are Born With’
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said he believes sexual preference is not a choice for most people, but he also believes gay marriage is not a constitutional right.
Assad: ISIS Was Created in Iraq, ‘Under the Supervision of the Americans
“ISIS was created in Iraq in 2006 under the supervision of the Americans,” he said, according to a transcript provided by the official SANA news agency. “I wasn’t controlling Iraq. The Americans controlled Iraq, and ISIS came from Iraq to Syria, because chaos is contagious.”
3 killed, 200,000 homes without power as ‘worst in decade’ storm rages in Australia
The gusts of wind averaged 100km/h and some 30cm of rain fell in some areas, many times more than usual. The average yearly amount of precipitation in the region is 5.5cm.
CHANCE OF STORMS
NOAA forecasters estimate a 45% to 65% chance of polar geomagnetic storms during the next 24 to 48 hours. A solar wind stream and a CME are expected to hit Earth’s magnetic field in quick succession
ISIS Head Badly Injured in Iraq Attack
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was badly injured in an explosion today (Tuesday). The US-led international coalition has claimed credit for the attack.
US warship heads to Yemeni waters
The US Navy aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming towards Yemeni waters to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels. The deployment comes after a UN Security Council resolution approved last week imposed an arms embargo on the leaders of the Iranian-backed Shia Houthi rebels.
Mysterious ‘supervoid’ in space is largest object ever discovered, scientists claim
Astronomers have discovered a curious empty section of space which is missing around 10,000 galaxies. The ‘supervoid’, which is 1.8 billion light-years across, is the largest known structure ever discovered in the universe but scientists are baffled about what it is and why it is so barren.
In Historic Meeting with Rabbis, Pope Francis Decries Rising Anti-Semitism in Europe
In a historic encounter, Francis met in the Vatican with a delegation from the Conference of European Rabbis, the first time a pope has ever met with the Conference. The Pope underscored that all Christians “must be firm in deploring all forms of anti-Semitism, and in showing their solidarity with the Jewish people.”
Yemen crisis: Deadly air strike on Sanaa arms depot
At least 25 people were killed and 300 injured in Yemen’s capital Sanaa after an air strike on a missile base caused a huge blast that flattened buildings. Witnesses compared the blast, which sent a plume of smoke hundreds of metres into the sky, to an earthquake. The explosion occurred in the Faj Attan area of the capital, near the presidential compound.
Venezuela ‘receives $5bn in finance from China’
Venezuela has received $5bn (£3.4bn) in financing from China, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says. The money was for “development”, he said on Sunday, but gave no details. The announcement comes three months after Mr Maduro travelled to China – a major investor in the region.
China’s prestige projects around the world
China is investing $46bn in Pakistan, including an economic corridor linking its western Xinjiang province all the way to the south-west port of Gwadar on the Arabian sea. This is just the latest in a series of prestige projects that China has paid for or invested in around the world.
Auschwitz Bookkeeper Stands Trial In Germany
A former bookkeeper at Auschwitz will stand trial in Germany today accused of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people. Oskar Groening was 21 years old and by his own admission an enthusiastic Nazi when he was sent to work at Auschwitz in 1942. Groening, now 93, was responsible for collecting deportees’ belongings after they arrived at the Nazi concentration camp.
Europe grapples with deadly Mediterranean migration crisis
European leaders are struggling to find a solution to a desperate surge of Mediterranean migration that appears to have claimed more than 1,500 lives so far this year, as poverty and war drive people to risk everything on rickety, overloaded boats.
Michele Bachmann: The Rapture Is Coming And It’s Obama’s Fault
Michele Bachmann says the rapture is coming, thanks to President Barack Obama’s policies on Iran’s nuclear program and marriage equality. In a radio interview last week, Bachmann, the former Minnesota Republican congresswoman, told “End Times” host Jan Markell, “We need to realize how close this clock is getting to the midnight hour.”
PayPal wants to implant passwords in your stomach and your brain
PayPal is working on a new generation of embeddable, injectable and ingestible devices that could replace passwords as a means of identification. Jonathan LeBlanc, PayPal’s global head of developer evangelism, claims that these devices could include brain implants, wafer-thin silicon chips that can be embedded into the skin, and ingestible devices with batteries that are powered by stomach acid.
Secretary Of State For Hire: Hillary Clinton Made Millions From Foreign Donors In Exchange For “Favors”
That the Clintons have made millions of dollars from speaking fees is no secret: just last summer it was revealed that the former president was paid $104.9 million for delivering 542 speeches around the world between January 2001 and January 2013, when Hillary left her job as secretary of state.
Greek banks ‘close to collapse’ as debt soars
Greek debt costs leapt yesterday as the French central bank warned that the banking sector in Athens is on the verge of collapse. The euro fell 0.6 per cent to $1.074 after International Monetary Fund and G20 meetings in Washington held out little progress on the prospect of Greece satisfying creditors to unlock €7.2 billion in financial aid by the end of the month.
19 Statistics About Abortion That Every American Should Know
Every single day a tragedy greater than 9/11 takes place, but hardly anyone is talking about it anymore. On September 11th, 2001 more than 3,000 Americans lost their lives when three giant steel frame skyscrapers were brought down in New York City. That was a great evil, but so is the fact that we purposely kill more than 3,000 of our own babies every single day in this country. The fact that society has generally accepted the practice of abortion does not lessen the evil that we have done one bit. Today, the United States has the highest abortion rate in the entire western world, and hardly anyone makes a fuss about it anymore. In fact, a lot of Americans laugh about it, and some even do comedy skits about it. We are so casual about abortion these days that one university is actually recruiting teen girls to have abortions for a “scientific study” that is being conducted. But someday we will be judged for what we have done. We have killed more than 56 million of our own babies, and their blood is crying out for justice. In the end, we will reap what we have sown. The following are 19 statistics about abortion that every American show know. Please share these numbers with everyone that you can… (Read More…)
Guess What Happened The Last Time Bond Yields Crashed Like This?…
If a major financial crisis was approaching, we would expect to see the “smart money” getting out of stocks and pouring into government bonds that are traditionally considered to be “safe” during a crisis. This is called a “flight to safety” or a “flight to quality“. In the past, when there has been a “flight to quality” we have seen yields for German government bonds and U.S. government bonds go way down. As you will see below, this is exactly what we witnessed during the financial crisis of 2008. U.S. and German bond yields plummeted as money from the stock market was dumped into bonds at a staggering pace. Well, it is starting to happen again. In recent months we have seen U.S. and German bond yields begin to plummet as the “smart money” moves out of the stock market. So is this another sign that we are on the precipice of a significant financial panic? (Read More….)
Bombshell As Obama And Erdogan Slated To Open New Mega-Mosque Together In Maryland
He will be at the opening of the $100 million dollar mega mosque in Lanham, MD with Erdogan — only about 1/2 hour from our home.
From his apology tour to the Middle East, to his fake Arab Spring to destabilize the region, to take out secular governments and replace them with Islamic regimes, it is crystal clear! You have to be blind not to see this.
“A couple of years ago it was reported that Turkey was helping fund the building of a $100 million dollar mega mosque in Lanham, Maryland. In fact Erdogan visited the mosque when he was here in May of 2013, promising to come back for the opening.
Well that time has apparently arrived and now Erdogan and Obama will be together at the mosque for the big opening ceremony:
The presidents of Turkey and the U.S. will open the Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center in Maryland, Turkey’s foreign minister said Sunday.
Mevlut Cavusoglu, on a three-day visit to Washington, visited the center that also has a middle-sized mosque, and lunched with representatives from the American Muslim community.
“During a phone call, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked President (Barack) Obama to accompany him in opening the center together and President Obama accepted his offer’in principle,’” Cavusoglu told the representatives.
If Obama’s schedule allows at the time of the opening, he will accompany Erdogan.”
Father I pray for America. I pray for those who love You and Your Holy Word. After reading this piece, I hope and pray that there will be no nay sayers left, that Obama is a Christian and that he is not infiltrating the US with Muslims. It’s as clear as it could possibly be.
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Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior is Changing Everything
April 21, 2015
“It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him.” —Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, 1785
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“Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” by Peter Schweizer, is due to hit the bookshelves soon, but Republican presidential candidates are already taking advantage. That’s because the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, including Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, was briefed on the book. The New York Times obtained a copy, too, and reports that the “186-page investigation of donations made to the Clinton Foundation by foreign entities … asserts that foreign entities who made payments to the Clinton Foundation and to Mr. Clinton through high speaking fees received favors from Mrs. Clinton’s State Department in return.” The Times quotes a passage in which Schweizer writes, “We will see a pattern of financial transactions involving the Clintons that occurred contemporaneous with favorable U.S. policy decisions benefiting those providing the funds.”
We know it’s shocking to consider that Hillary Clinton’s massive income and her record of “smart power” at the State Department might be tainted by these pay-to-play shenanigans, but Schweizer appears to have done his homework and provides numerous examples. Hillary’s use of private email servers was problematic in large part because she was able to cover up the Clinton Foundation’s dealings. No wonder she deleted tens of thousands of “personal” emails. And her response to the book is typical Hillary: It’s just part of the vast right-wing conspiracy.
In Saturday’s weekly address, Barack Obama devoted his lecture to Earth Day, which is Wednesday, and he doubled down on global warming so we can “protect this precious planet we call home.” He claimed, “[T]oday, there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change. … [T]he fact that the climate is changing has very serious implications for the way we live now. Stronger storms. Deeper droughts. Longer wildfire seasons. The world’s top climate scientists are warning us that a changing climate already affects the air our kids breathe.” (Earlier this month he wrongly blamed global warming for his daughter’s asthma despite his old smoking habit.) To commemorate Earth Day, Obama will visit the Florida Everglades, which he called “one of the most special places in our country.” He added, “But it’s also one of the most fragile. Rising sea levels are putting a national treasure — and an economic engine for the South Florida tourism industry — at risk. So climate change can no longer be denied — or ignored.” After all, there’s still government power to gain.
A group of protesters at Valdosta State University had cast the American flag on the ground and were walking all over it when Michelle Manhart snatched it away from them. “It was tattered and torn, covered with mud and dirt,” the former Air Force training instructor said. “I told the demonstrators that it needed to be properly disposed of.” Instead, campus police led her away in handcuffs when she didn’t let Old Glory go after they ordered her to. It’s a situation that has kindled anew discussions over the flag code, free speech and … pornography.
See, this isn’t the first time Manhart has created controversy. In 2007, she was demoted in the Air Force after she posed nude in Playboy Magazine. “This staff sergeant’s alleged action does not meet the high standards we expect of our airmen, nor does it comply with the Air Force’s core values of integrity, service before self, and excellence in all we do,” the Air Force said in a statement at the time. According to an Air Force Times cover story, Manhart wanted to use her Playboy notoriety to launch a modeling career, and she later used the flag to cover herself in a nude photo-shoot for PETA — itself a disrespectful use of the flag, in our estimation. Yet even if she wasn’t the best messenger, Manhart’s intent in the Valdosta incident was honorable and any veteran who sacrificed so much to defend the flag would agree. More…
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A major shift could be taking place in ObamaCare this June, and Republicans stand to gain big, but only if they are sure-footed. June is when the Supreme Court will announce its decision in King v. Burwell, the case regarding whether the federal government overstepped its authority in paying out subsidies to those purchasing health insurance on the federal ObamaCare exchange. But Republicans face the unpleasant specter of a legal win and a political loss.
As ObamaCare is written, each state had the option to set up its own exchange through which people would buy health insurance. These exchanges were theoretically supposed to offer cheaper coverage, though we know how that went — costs went up and continue to do so. Just the same, 36 states opted not to create their own exchanges, forcing the creation and implementation of a federal ObamaCare exchange to take up the slack. And since Barack Obama needed to keep the law afloat, he arbitrarily decided that taxpayer subsidies could be paid out through the federal exchange, too.
If the Supreme Court interprets the law literally, then the federal taxpayer subsidies will be wiped out. It’s plainly written in the law: no state-run exchange, no taxpayer subsidy for insurance. The immediate outcome will be that some 7.5 million people could lose their insurance. But not if Republicans act.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) have proposed alternative plans to protect low-income people currently on the federal exchange. Tax credits would allow people to buy insurance in the private market and across state lines, something ObamaCare subsidies do not allow.
Naturally, Hatch and Ryan stand accused of creating “ObamaCare Lite,” but Ryan counters that their plans would “empower Americans to make their own health care decisions rather than government mandates.”
Republicans face a tricky situation in dealing with ObamaCare subsidies. The Supreme Court ruling, if it goes their way, offers the best opportunity yet to gut ObamaCare. Without the subsidy as it currently exists, the law could collapse. However, subsidies are popular — everybody loves “free” stuff. The American public still hates ObamaCare, but a number of polls indicate people are comfortable with taxpayer subsidies to help pay for insurance. If Republicans don’t offer a viable alternative to replacing the subsidies, the political backlash will be costly.
And that’s just what Democrats are counting on. The Obama administration and congressional Democrats have been mum about how to handle an adverse Supreme Court decision. Obama has merely said that the way to fix the problem lies with Congress. He would love nothing better than to see Republicans twist in the wind, knowing full well there is still a sizable portion of the GOP that will settle for nothing less than the complete repeal of ObamaCare. He can then blame Republicans if millions of people go uninsured.
The full repeal of ObamaCare should be the final goal, but it cannot be done in one fell swoop. And it will never be done if Republicans cannot coalesce around a plan to replace it. That can start now by developing a regime that still allows low-income people to afford insurance. Then, Republicans can put the onus on Obama, forcing the famously uncooperative president to go along with continuing subsidies that have a free-market flavor, or veto the GOP plan out of spite and force millions to lose their insurance.
Of course, this is all academic if Obama issues another arbitrary executive order that “fixes” the language of ObamaCare to allow federal subsidies. The Supreme Court could also lose its nerve and allow the subsidies to stand. Yet the justices might be less likely to do that if they know an alternative plan is in the works to keep millions from going uninsured.
Either way, the GOP should heed the advice of The Wall Street Journal: “Republicans would be wise to recall how Democrats built the entitlement state decade by decade. … Republicans will need liberal-like perseverance to reduce federal dominance over health care as well as an alternative vision that can appeal to voters.” Then again, intelligent strategy never was the GOP’s strong suit.
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Columnist Dennis Prager: “In 2013, of America’s 6,261 black homicide victims, more than 6,000 of them — 97 percent — were killed by people other than police. About three percent of black homicide victims were killed by police. And of that three percent, nearly every one was armed and dangerous. To label that an epidemic of police racism is a libel. In addition, more than 9 in 10 blacks murdered were murdered by another black person. Now that is an epidemic — an epidemic of black murderers. … The left is not only engaging in demagoguery and creating hysteria when it claims that ‘Blacks Lives Matter’ in reference to police killings of blacks. It is also not telling the truth. Black lives don’t really interest the left. If they did, the left would focus on all the black murderers taking black lives. The left’s overriding interest lies elsewhere: in defaming America, with its ‘legacy of slavery,’ ‘institutional racism’ and ‘white privilege,’ and in depicting white police as racists. To understand the left one must first understand that it hates conservatives more than it loves almost anything. Because if it really believed that ‘Black Lives Matter,’ its message would be ‘Black Murderers Matter.'”
Insight: “The human race divides itself politically into those who want to be controlled, and those who have no such desire.” —American writer Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)
The BIG Lie: “2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record. Fourteen of the 15 hottest years on record have all fallen in the first 15 years of this century. This winter was cold in parts of our country — as some folks in Congress like to point out — but around the world, it was the warmest ever recorded.” —Barack Obama (Last year was not the warmest on record based on the most objective evidence, nor have almost all of the warmest years in recorded history occurred since the turn of the century.)
Demo-gogues: “I have to say that there are times where the dysfunction in the Senate just goes too far. This is an example of it. It’s gone too far. Enough. Enough. Call Loretta Lynch for a vote, get her confirmed. Put her in place. Let her do her job. This is embarrassing, a process like this.” —Barack Obama (Translation: I’ve got more insidious work to accomplish before 2017, and it sure would help if I had Eric Holder 2.0.)
Non Compos Mentis: “I want to be sure that we get small businesses starting and growing in America again. We have stalled out. I was very surprised to see that when I began to dig into it. Because people were telling me this as I traveled around the country the last two years, but I didn’t know what they were saying and it turns out that we are not producing as many small businesses as we use to.” —Hillary Clinton, who’s suddenly concerned about the disaster known as the Obama Recovery
Applied science: “Scientists say they’re now several steps closer to being able to resurrect extinct species. Might want to start with the Founding Fathers, before it’s too late.” —Fred Thompson
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Posted: 21 Apr 2015 07:47 AM PDT
In a new report out of Australia, researchers are saying it’s likely that the first person to live to be 1,000 is alive today. The Australian report says that a growing number of researchers believe a biological revolution will enable humans to eventually experience everlasting youthfulness. The article quotes researcher Aubrey de Grey, a Cambridge gerontologist and co-founder or the California-based Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence Research Foundation, who said that while immortality—zero risk of death from any cause—is not an accurate term for his goals, he is working on “one particular cause of death, namely aging,” in an effort to “undo the damage done by the wear and tear of life, as opposed to stopping the aging process altogether.” The researcher is developing a therapy to kill cells that have lost the ability to divide, allowing healthy cells to multiply and replenish the tissue. It’s an interesting commentary on the human desire to stop the aging process, cheat nature and essentially live forever. But Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) President Dr. Richard Land says the quest to live for centuries reflects a fear of death and what lies beyond. FULL REPORT
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|Ventura Earthquake Fault Puts California At Risk For Destructive TsunamiPosted: 21 Apr 2015 07:42 AM PDT
Officials are considering revising tsunami hazard maps after researchers found the Ventura fault line in Southern California is much more dangerous than previously believed. The Los Angeles Times reports that new geological research shows that the Ventura fault, is capable of producing earthquakes as large as magnitude 8 as well as severe tsunamis. The fault runs through the heart of downtown Ventura and connects to fault lines in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and down to Santa Barbara.Previously, researchers did not think California earthquakes could produce tsunamis, since the San Andreas fault is so far inland. FULL REPORT
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|Turin shroud goes on display for first time in five yearsPosted: 21 Apr 2015 07:37 AM PDT
More than a million people from as far afield as Argentina and China are expected to head for Turin in the coming weeks to catch a glimpse of one of Christianity’s most controversial relics, which has gone on display for the first time in five years. For true believers, the opportunity to shuffle past the holy shroud, a 4.3-metre (14ft) sheet said to be the burial cloth in which the crucified body of Christ was lain, is a rare opportunity. The cloth, which is usually kept in a sealed container in a dark chapel next to the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, has been put on display five times since 1933, but was only shown a few times every century before then. Now, for the first time since 2010, when it was displayed to draw tourists to Turin, believers have another chance to see the cloth, whose true origin is still hotly debated. The display this year commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Saint John Bosco, whose work in Turin focused on poor youth. Hours before the exhibit was opened to visiting pilgrims, the anticipation in front of the cathedral was palpable. FULL REPORT
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|Guess What Happened The Last Time Bond Yields Crashed Like This?Posted: 21 Apr 2015 07:32 AM PDT
If a major financial crisis was approaching, we would expect to see the “smart money” getting out of stocks and pouring into government bonds that are traditionally considered to be “safe” during a crisis. This is called a “flight to safety” or a “flight to quality“. In the past, when there has been a “flight to quality” we have seen yields for German government bonds and U.S. government bonds go way down. As you will see below, this is exactly what we witnessed during the financial crisis of 2008. U.S. and German bond yields plummeted as money from the stock market was dumped into bonds at a staggering pace. Well, it is starting to happen again. In recent months we have seen U.S. and German bond yields begin to plummet as the “smart money” moves out of the stock market. So is this another sign that we are on the precipice of a significant financial panic? FULL REPORT
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|Obama And Erdogan Slated To Open New Mega-Mosque Together In MarylandPosted: 21 Apr 2015 07:27 AM PDT
HE WILL BE AT THE OPENING OF THE $100 MILLION DOLLAR MEGA MOSQUE IN LANHAM, MD WITH ERDOGAN — ONLY ABOUT 1/2 HOUR FROM OUR HOME. – From his apology tour to the Middle East, to his fake Arab Spring to destabilize the region, to take out secular governments and replace them with Islamic regimes, it is crystal clear! You have to be blind not to see this. “A couple of years ago it was reported that Turkey was helping fund the building of a $100 million dollar mega mosque in Lanham, Maryland. In fact Erdogan visited the mosque when he was here in May of 2013, promising to come back for the opening. Well that time has apparently arrived and now Erdogan and Obama will be together at the mosque for the big opening ceremony: THE PRESIDENTS OF TURKEY AND THE U.S. WILL OPEN THE TURKISH-AMERICAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION CENTER IN MARYLAND, TURKEY’S FOREIGN MINISTER SAID SUNDAY. Mevlut Cavusoglu, on a three-day visit to Washington, visited the center that also has a middle-sized mosque, and lunched with representatives from the American Muslim community. “During a phone call, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked President (Barack) Obama to accompany him in opening the center together and President Obama accepted his offer’in principle,’” Cavusoglu told the representatives. FULL REPORT
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|ISIS takes over gov’t functions: Birth certificates, vaccinations, fishing methodsPosted: 21 Apr 2015 07:19 AM PDT
It has all the key points you’d expect on a birth certificate — baby’s weight, length and date of birth confirmed with an official insignia. The difference here is the governing authority’s stamp: The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. It’s one of many official documents relating to matters such as vaccination schedules, fishing methods and rent disputes in the areas now controlled by ISIS. For ISIS sees itself as a government operating under a rule of law, even if the group is most often talked about for its barbaric punishment of anyone who resists or defies its medieval interpretation of that Islamic law. The ISIS documents, some shared with CNN by researcher Aymenn Al-Tamimi, give a window into the bureaucracy of the self-declared caliphate. Last summer, ISIS fighters swept through the Iraqi city of Mosul. Once they took power, leaders wanted to show they could bring stability allowing daily life to resume. So, they quickly reopened the University of Mosul, albeit under a radically altered curriculum. Notices went out that classes would resume on 24 Dhu al-Hijjah 1435 in the Islamic calendar (or October 18, 2014, in the Western calendar), about four months after ISIS overran the city. FULL REPORT
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|Alabama Woman Joins Islamic State In SyriaPosted: 21 Apr 2015 07:10 AM PDT
A spokesman for a Muslim couple in Alabama says their 20-year-old daughter fled a Birmingham suburb to join Islamic State militants in Syria after being recruited on the Internet. Attorney Hassan Shibly spoke at a Birmingham mosque on Monday on behalf of the parents of the young woman, whom he identified only as Hoda. Shibly said Hoda left in November after being “brainwashed” for an undetermined length of time. He says the woman’s actions go against the family’s wishes and against the teachings of Islam. The spokesman added that Hoda’s family has been in contact with U.S. law enforcement and government officials since she disappeared. MORE
|Brazilians protest corrupt government, demand resignations; Americans still complacent with U.S. corruptionPosted: 20 Apr 2015 06:17 PM PDT
It is said that people will get the kind of government they tolerate, no matter what sort of system they initially adopt. For an increasing number of Brazilians, however, their tolerance has run out; apparently, they can only take so much corruption. Recently hundreds of thousands of Brazilians poured onto the streets of cities all across the country to demand the dismissal of President Dilma Rousseff, for corruption. The public’s ire grew dramatically following revelations that Rousseff was the recipient of a kickback scheme involving the state-run Petrobras oil company, which prosecutors have said is the largest corruption scandal in the country’s history. As reported by Voice Of America: At least $800 million was paid in bribes and other funds by the nation’s biggest construction and engineering firms in exchange for inflated Petrobras contracts. Dozens of political figures, including close allies of the president, and former Petrobras executives, are under investigation. No one has been convicted yet, but 22 deputies, 13 senators and two governors have been implicated in the bribe-taking allegations. Some of the alleged wrongdoing took place while Rousseff was chairman of the Petrobras board. She is not being investigated. FULL REPORT
|Military ops on U.S. soil raise martial-law fearsPosted: 20 Apr 2015 06:06 PM PDT
Jade Helm 15 is set to kick off in seven states this summer, sending Special Operations forces from all four main branches of the military onto civilian soil to conduct hostile take-over training – and civil-rights advocates are sounding the alarms. This is how the military describes it: “The nature of warfare is always changing and U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s mission is to make certain the Army’s various Special Operations Forces are trained, equipped and organized to successfully conduct worldwide special operations in support of our nation’s interests,” said command spokesman Army Lt. Col. Mark Lastoria, in a statement to the Washington Post a few weeks ago. “Training exercise Jade Helm is going to assist our Special Operations Soldiers and leadership in refining the skills needed against an ever changing foreign threat.”But plenty on social media aren’t calmed by the explanation, in part remembering the recent similar operation in Broward County, Florida, that saw Blackhawk helicopters flying above community streets while soldiers loaded citizen participants into white vans for transport to internment camps. It was all a staged exercise but for those watching, the scenes that unfolded were alarming. FULL REPORT
|Scientists Claim Too Many Vitamins Can Give You CancerPosted: 20 Apr 2015 05:58 PM PDT
Taking extra vitamins “does more harm than good” and increases the risk of cancer and heart disease, a major study has revealed. Around 18 million Brits down supplements thinking they are getting a health boost, but research has found they can have the opposite effect. Dr Tim Byers – one of the world’s top cancer experts – examined research papers spanning 30 years. He looked at three widely taken over-the-counter pills and supplements, vitamin E tablets, beta-carotene and folic acid, and warned against exceeding the recommended daily amount. Dr Byers said: “We are not sure why this is happening but evidence shows that people who take more dietary supplements than needed tend to have a higher risk of developing cancer. “When we first tested dietary supplements in animal models we found that the results were promising. “Eventually we were able to move on to humans. We studied thousands of patients for 10 years who were taking dietary supplements and placebos. “We found that the supplements were actually not beneficial for their health. In fact, some people actually got more cancer while on the vitamins.” Folic acid supplements are thought to be taken by more than 230,000 pregnant UK women each year as it can help prevent spina bifida and other birth defects affecting the brain and spine. FULL REPORT
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On today’s Episode of The Briefing
1) Mediterranean boat disaster reveals desperation that drives quest for freedom and security
Hundreds of Migrants Are Feared Dead as Ship Capsizes Off Libyan Coast, New York Times (Jim Yardley)
Europe grapples with deadly flow of migrants, USA Today (Jane Onyanga-Omara)
2) ISIS video announcing specific targeting of Christians driven by theological motivations
ISIS Video Appears to Show Executions of Ethiopian Christians in Libya, New York Times (David D. Kirkpatrick)
3) Legislative support for right to die exposes velocity of moral shift in America
Half the states look at right-to-die legislation, USA Today (Malak Monir)
4) Oldest person in world dies, leaving only four people who’ve seen 19th Century
World’s oldest person Misao Okawa dies aged 117 in Japan, Financial Times (Robin Harding)
In other news…
Markell: Twin Cities a hotbed of radicalized young Muslims
Jan Markell, founder and director of Minnesota-based Olive Tree Ministries, says a disturbing number of Minneapolis-St. Paul’s huge Somali refugee population has become radicalized.
“The problem usually stems from the local mosques, [which] tend to be extremely radical,” she explains. “They get a hold of these young men primarily and they radicalize them very easily. Pretty soon they’re jumping on a plane and heading over to some Islamic stronghold in the Middle East or Africa.”
Gay Woman Apologizes to Christian-Owned Indiana Pizzeria, Sends Donation
A gay woman in Indiana has created a stir by coming out in favor of religious liberty, showing public support for Christian-owned Memories Pizza and their decision not to cater gay weddings.
Courtney Hoffman’s $20 donation to the pizzeria was symbolic, but her public stand has been significant.
Hillsong United Mega-Church Uses Tax-Free Millions To Launch Hollywood Movie (VIDEO)
Hillsong United twists Scripture to pressure Bible knowledge deficient church members to pay “tithes”
“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. I would thou wert cold or hot. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.” Revelation 3:14-18 (KJV)
Hillsong United mega-church is a huge multi-million dollar corporation that rakes in more money on a yearly basis than the church is able to spend. But it’s not for a lack of trying. Brian Houston, founder of Hillsong United, lives a massively-lavish jet-setting lifestyle, and he never stops reminding his congregants to tithe a minimum of 10% of their income to the church. They even have a Hollywood agent that helped them to produce a feature film set to be released in September of 2015. What on earth does a Church of Jesus Christ need with a Hollywood agent?
Hillsong in 2011, took in an incredible $28,000,000.00 in tithes and donations, all tax-free. An additional $7,000,000.00 was taken in by sales of their music recordings. Revenue generated from conferences that year totaled $4,000,000.00. Their bible colleges and courses took in another $10,000,000.00. Hillsong reported total revenue for that year to be $55,000,000.00. All of it completely tax-free.That is not a church, that is a corporation that is using the cover of a church to get out of paying taxes.
On the other hand, charitable giving by Hillsong United in 2011 was a paltry $5,500,000.00. So it makes you really wonder where the other $49,500,000.00 is being spent. Remember, these figures are for 4 years ago, Hillsong has only grown since then. They have taken in nearly another $250,000,000.00 since these 2011 figures were released.
The hard-sell tactics of Hillsong founder Brian Houston to pressure members to tithe revealed:
Christians are not commanded to tithe a set amount
From a doctrinal perspective, the idea of telling a Christian that they must “tithe” their income, or even give any set amount at all, is completely unbiblical. The bible doctrine of tithing was a command given to Jews living under the Law of Moses, and is found in Malachi:
“Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” Malachi 3:8-10 (KJV)
But in the New Testament, in Paul’s writings to the Christian church, not only is this not found, something every different is there instead. While Paul acknowledges the need for the Church to have money to sustain itself, the parameters are something quite unique. Today’s Laodicean pastors ignore these teachings because when you use them, it’s nearly impossible to make millions doing it.
“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7 (KJV)
See that? The Holy Spirit through Paul is telling to give cheerfully, because you want to and not because you have to. Christians under Grace are not required to tithe anything (the word tithe referring to giving a tenth, or 10% of your income). The bible goes on to say this also:
“Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.” 1 Corinthians 16:2 (KJV)
Paul says to give “as God has prospered you”, but again he leaves the amount of that giving up to the individual. If you are in church that pressures you to give, and to give a set amount, that church is telling you false doctrine and placing you in bondage. Flee from a corrupt flock fleecer like that.
When Hillsong United, or any church, preaches from the pulpit that their members must tithe 10%, and make them feel that God will punish them if they don’t, is nothing more than extortion. It is not only unbiblical, it is also corrupt and crooked. Hillsong United may have started out as a church with good intentions of preaching the gospel, but they have long since abandoned those principles for financial gain.
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‘The Time Is Coming That Whoever Kills You Will Think That He Is Offering A Service To God’
You have to keep in mind that these ISIS fighters are actually convinced that they are the good guys. They don’t believe that what they are doing is evil. When they kill Christians, they are just doing what they believe their god wants them to do…
And the tide is turning in the western world as well. I don’t know if you have noticed, but it is quite socially acceptable to make jokes about Christians and to portray them as bad guys and lunatics in movies and on television shows. Evangelical Christians are even being labeled as “potential terrorists” in official government documents, and every trace of the Christian faith is being pushed out of public life in the United States.
Pentecostals and Prophecy
As the American church moves further into apostasy, it is fascinating (and dismaying!) to watch attacks on Israel and Bible prophecy teaching coming from within the ranks.
The rot in the Southern Baptist Convention is well underway, with Rick Warren leading the way. The globalist senior pastor of Saddleback Church is a well-known critic of Bible prophecy teachers. Now, Russell Moore, the head of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, also gets his digs in. And Moore is of the opinion that Israel is really the Church. As he wrote in 2009:
Tony Campolo, Former Spiritual Adviser to Bill Clinton: Christians Should Vote for Hillary
What profitable contribution has the religious Left ever made? — OTM
“I like Hillary Clinton. We are personal friends,” he wrote in a recent article for Religion News Service. “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.”
Obama and the Brotherhood: The Ties that Bind
Why exactly did the Egyptian media claim that Obama is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood?
However, in 2011 the New York Post revealed the dubious nature of that assertion. “President Obama’s half-brother runs an off-the-books American charity that claims to support poor Kenyans — but it lies about its federal status and no one knows how it spends its money,” the paper reported, further noting that photos on the BHOF website are the only purported evidence that the nonprofit has accomplished any part of its mission.
The Post also noted that BHOF “claims to be a tax-exempt, federally recognized nonprofit. It is not.”
Franklin Graham Says “This Is War” “Take These [Muslim] Terrorists And Kill Them” And “We Need To Completely STOP Muslim Immigration”
Franklin Graham was amazing in this video and didn’t mince any words today with Fox News host Gretchen Carlson on the 30 Christians from Ethiopia that were slaughtered this weekend. Muslims get mad who cares says Graham. “Halt all immigration from Muslim countries” and so what if they are not terrorists, Graham says, discrimination or not, this is war and that we need to take out these terrorists and kill them.
What Would Jesus Do on the ‘Day of Silence’?
The “Day of Silence”(DOS) was given a place of honor and respect in too many schools, where adults who should have better judgment accepted the DOS mask of “bullying prevention” as the truth. But only a modest amount of research reveals the true objectives of this protest. The DOS koolaid always comes with a bitter pill– swallowing sexual deviance and vomiting out virtue.
North Carolina Churches Trashed, Spray-Painted with Pro-Gay Graffiti
Creflo Dollar Says There is No Such Thing as the Prosperity Gospel
California Pregnancy Centers Fight Law Forcing Them to Give Abortion Info
Half of U.S. States Consider Right-to-Die Legislation
New ISIS Video Shows Slaughter of 30 Ethiopian Christians
Lady Antebellum’s Bible Survives Tour Bus Fire
Rand Paul: GOP Should Hit Democrats on Abortion
Can Religion and Politics Mix – for Good, Not Evil?
Parents of Murdered Boy Want Life for Boston Bomber
Tim Tebow Returns to the NFL with Philadelphia Eagles Contract
Mother Forgave Aaron Hernandez for Killing Her Son
Abortion Pill Reversal Gives Women and Their Babies a Second Chance
Cinderella Story Gets Delightful Simian Spin in “Monkey Kingdom”
Website Claims Affairs Help Marriages
How World Fertility Rates Became Dangerously Low
Signs That The Elite Are Feverishly Preparing For Something Big
What in the world are the elite up to? In recent days, we have learned that the New York Fed is moving a lot of operations to Chicago because of concerns about what a “natural disaster” could do, the federal government is buying 62 million rounds of ammunition commonly used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles for “training” purposes, and NORAD is moving back into Cheyenne Mountain because it is “EMP-hardened” …………. Click here for full story
ISIS Training Followers For ‘Double Life’ In West
ISIS is now circulating a book online, the “Mujahid Guide,” to teach would-be and newbie terrorists how to navigate unfamiliar lands in an undercover fashion to avoid detection and arrest………. Click here for full story
Russian Interference Leaves Israel No Choice But To Attack
The Obama Doctrine – scorn your friends, reward your enemies – has finally reaped the whirlwind, namely Russia and its pledge to provide Iran with an array of the most advanced “defensive” missiles on earth. This leaves Israel with no choice except to act BEFORE those missiles are deployed ……….. Click here for full story
‘The Time Is Coming That Whoever Kills You Will Think That He Is Offering A Service To God’
How do you deal with psychotic religious warriors that believe that they are offering a service to God by killing Christians? Ever since 9/11, we were endlessly told about what a great threat “al-Qaeda” was, but I don’t remember a single time when al-Qaeda ever marched a group of Christians out and beheaded them on camera ……….. Click here for full story
Atheism on the Rise? Growth Of Disbelief Signals Danger For America
A new study by the Barna Group has found that atheism and agnosticism are being embraced by a growing percentage of young people. According to the study, “2015 State of Atheism in America” 20 years ago, 18 percent of skeptics were under the age of 30; today, the percentage is nearly double that, at 34 percent……… Click here for full story
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