When the voice of Christ speaks through the Word, then you will arise, and leave all, and follow Him. —Robert Murray McCheyne
May 6, 2015
The U.S. is donating more than $68 million for relief efforts in Yemen, where almost 16 million people need assistance, Secretary of State John Kerry said.
When Thomas Hayes walks into a London courtroom next week, he will be the first person to face trial for allegedly rigging the benchmark interest rates used to value $350 trillion of loans and securities. It only took seven years to get here.
Expanding the battle over the right to bear arms, U.S. legislatures that relaxed laws after the gun lobby’s decades-long push are now loosening restrictions on switchblades, dirks, daggers and poignards.
Michigan voters rejected increasing sales taxes to pay for schools and gas taxes to generate $1.3 billion annually for road and bridge construction, according to Governor Rick Snyder.
Productivity in the U.S. fell in the first quarter, triggering the largest back-to-back decline in more than two decades and pushing up worker costs as the world’s largest economy almost stalled.
Pope Francis has brought in outsiders to clean up the Vatican’s finances-risking a confrontation with the powerful Curia that governs the Catholic Church.
Rates on U.S. student loans are on track to drop by half a percentage point for the upcoming academic year when they are reset in July. As tuition prices escalate, borrowers have racked up $1.2 trillion in student debt, mostly in federal loans.
California regulators approved rules that for the first time require mandatory water reductions across the state as a historic drought gripping the region enters its fourth year and conservation efforts fall short of targets.
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A southern Indiana man who is facing a possible death penalty on charges that he killed his ex-girlfriend and ate part of her body has now been charged with raping her, an attorney representing the defendant said.
Five Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 12 wounded over the last 24 hours as clashes rumbled on between government forces and pro-Russian rebels.
The first critical test for SpaceX’s Dragon crew vessel couldn’t have gone any better, as the private space company showed NASA it’s on track to take astronauts to space.
The world’s oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is going on rare display at Israel’s leading museum in an exhibit tracing civilization’s most pivotal moments. The 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scroll, from a collection of the world’s most ancient biblical manuscripts discovered near the Dead Sea east of Jerusalem, has never before been publicly displayed in Israel and has only been shown in brief exhibits abroad.
A Guatemalan drug trafficker known as “the Queen of the South” was sentenced in a US federal court on Tuesday but the judge put her case and its outcome under seal for five years.
A small mouth bass caught last year in the Susquehanna River had cancer, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission confirmed Monday.
At least 16 members of the Syrian Kurdish security forces were killed Wednesday in an Islamic State group attack on a base in the northeastern province of Hasakeh.
An Austrian men’s magazine has printed its latest edition using blood from people who are HIV-positive in order to counter the “stigma” often attached to the virus that causes AIDS, its chief editor said Tuesday.
Astronomers have discovered a baby blue galaxy that is farther away in distance and time than any galaxy ever seen. It’s among the universe’s first generation of galaxies, from 13.1 billion years ago.
Passenger ferries could be set to run between Florida and Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years after the US government approved new services. Services between the two countries stopped when the US imposed a trade embargo on Cuba in 1960.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is coming under increasing criticism for ordering the Texas State Guard to monitor federal military exercises. The exercises drew concerns that the government could implement martial law or confiscate citizens’ guns. The exercises, called Jade Helm 15, are set to begin in July.
Gay rights activists in Cuba will hold a mass wedding this weekend, in a country where gay marriage is still not legal.
German police have arrested four people suspected of plotting to attack Muslims and asylum seekers.
Conflict and violence around the world have displaced a record 38 million people inside their own countries, a new report said.
ISIS terrorists have called for the “slaughter” of Pamela Geller, the organizer of the Texas “Draw Muhammad” event that left one officer injured and the two attackers dead.
Does reading to your children somehow give them an unfair advantage over less fortunate children? A British philosopher is making that claim, and it’s causing ripple waves across the globe.
Greece has revealed it is to introduce a surcharge for all cashpoint withdrawals and financial transactions in a desperate attempt to prevent citizens withdrawing their money from the country’s beleaguered banks.
University students in the Netherlands have worked with KLM employees to design an app that would allow flight attendants to identify passengers who are feeling anxious or ill. The Flightbeat app would monitor the physical and mental well-being of passengers through heart rate sensors built into their seats.
Top News – 5/6/2015
There has been a rise in the number of volcanic earthquakes recorded in Hakone, Japan. The nearby Hakone volcano began belching steaming gas and meteorologists say there is a possible risk of an eruption.
Obama administration approves licenses for Cuba ferry service
The US Treasury Department on Tuesday approved an unknown number of licenses for passenger ferry service between the United States and Cuba, a Treasury Department official told Reuters.
Oldest complete copy of Ten Commandments displayed in Israel
The manuscript is so brittle that it will only be on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem for two weeks before it is returned to a secure, pitch-black, climate-controlled storage facility there. “When you are thinking about universal law, the universal principle of ethics, … this is the first law that comes to your mind,”
New Sanctions in works – against U.S. businesses
In an extraordinary move that could mean billions lost to the American economy, Gulf monarchs meeting Tuesday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, took a closed-door decision to potentially withhold investments from U.S. military firms if the terms of any final agreement with Iran causes significant harm to the Sunni Arab states.
Islamic, Western Countries in Joint Military Drill in Jordan
Among the other participating countries are Canada, Australia, Belgium, France, Italy, Poland, and the United Kingdom. Also taking part are Iraq, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates.
Deepening bond rout rattles world markets
A worldwide sell-off in government bonds deepened on Wednesday, with the rise in long-term borrowing costs to their highest level this year spreading unease across all assets and putting stock markets under pressure too.
The sun is no longer quiet. Emerging sunspot AR2339 unleashed an intense X2-class solar flare on May 5th at 22:11 UT. A pulse of UV radiation and X-rays from the flare caused a strong radio blackout over the Pacific side of Earth.
MINOR STORM WARNING
NOAA forecasters estimate a 45% chance of minor geomagnetic storms on May 6th when a CME is expected to hit Earth’s magnetic field.
Powerful earthquake rattles Papua New Guinea, small tsunami seen near epicentre
A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, generating a small tsunami near the epicentre, bringing down power lines and cracking walls, but causing no widespread damage.
Drought forces California into first mandatory rules to save water
The emergency regulations, which require some communities to trim water use by as much as 36 percent, were approved unanimously late Tuesday by the State Water Resources Control Board weeks after Democratic Governor Jerry Brown stood in a drying mountain meadow and ordered statewide rationing.
Brazil faces surge in number of dengue fever cases
Brazil has registered nearly 746,000 cases of the mosquito-borne disease dengue fever this year with nine states experiencing an epidemic, the health ministry has announced. At 368 cases per 100,000 residents it amounts to an epidemic by World Health Organisation standards, but officials say the outbreak is not nationwide. Relaxed prevention and an increase in home water storage have been blamed.
Israel’s Netanyahu faces deadline to form coalition
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is racing to assemble a coalition government ahead of a Wednesday evening deadline. His Likud party won March’s election but he is still trying to strike deals with other parties to gain a majority. On Monday, former ally Avigdor Lieberman said his Yisrael Beitenu party would not join the coalition.
Cuba to hold symbolic ‘mass gay wedding’
Gay rights activists in Cuba will hold a mass wedding this weekend, in a country where gay marriage is still not legal. The activists will be led by the daughter of President Raul Castro, Mariela, who is a leading gay and transgender rights campaigner. The symbolic wedding will be part of Cuba’s annual gay pride parade.
US approves ferry service between Cuba and Florida
Passenger ferries could be set to run between Florida and Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years after the US government approved new services. Services between the two countries stopped when the US imposed a trade embargo on Cuba in 1960. But Washington announced the restoration of diplomatic ties in December last year.
Report: Sudan shoots down Israeli drone
Following reports of explosions and a military attack in Sudan early Wednesday morning, Arab media cited the Sudanese army as saying it shot down an Israeli drone in the Valley of the Prophet area north of the capital Khartoum. A spokesman for the Sudanese army denied reports that a target was hit, adding that the military identified a suspicious object in its airspace and intercepted it.
‘Tornado’ hits Germany, leaving extensive damage
The German town of Buetzow has been left extensively damaged by what residents described as a tornado that tore off roofs, overturned cars and ripped up trees, with more destruction reported in other parts of Germany.
The Return Of Peak Oil – Worrying Signs From U.S. And Russia
World oil production jumped in 2011, hardly moved at all in 2013 but it was up by more than 1.5 million barrels per day in 2014. And after such a huge gain everyone and their brother were singing “peak oil is dead’. But if you scroll down through the 37 major world oil producers it becomes obvious that a majority of nations have peaked and most of them are in steep decline.
Hezbollah says will attack Nusra Front inside Syria
Hezbollah’s leader said on Tuesday his Lebanon-based militant group will launch an attack inside Syria against al Qaeda-linked insurgents in the mountain region along the countries’ border.
U.S. aims to make Iran nuclear deal immune to Russian, Chinese veto
Washington wants to be certain that any nuclear deal between Iran and major powers includes the possibility of restoring U.N. sanctions if Tehran breaks the agreement without risking Russian and Chinese vetoes, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday.
Greece introduces cashpoint tax in desperate bid to raise revenue and stop run on banks as country teeters on brink of bankruptcy
Greece has revealed it is to introduce a surcharge for all cashpoint withdrawals and financial transactions in a desperate attempt to prevent citizens withdrawing their money from the country’s beleaguered banks. Ministers hope the controversial move could raise as much as €180 million, which the Athens government hopes will help the country avoid defaulting on debts owed to international creditors.
Top Headlines – 5/6/2015
If you are an American, there is a 1 in 3 chance that you will get cancer during your lifetime. If you are a man, the odds are closer to 1 in 2. And almost everyone in America either knows someone who currently has cancer or who has already died from cancer. But it wasn’t always this way. Back in the 1940s, only one out of every sixteen Americans would develop cancer. Something has happened that has caused the cancer rate in this nation to absolutely explode, and it is being projected that cancer will soon surpass heart disease and become the leading cause of death in the United States. Overall, the World Health Organization says that approximately 14 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed around the globe each year, and the number of new cases is expected to increase by about 70 percent over the next 2 decades. There are very few words in the English language that cause more fear than the word “cancer”, but despite billions spent on research and all of the technological progress we have made over the years this plague just continues to spiral wildly out of control. Why is that? (Read More…)
Barack Obama is secretly negotiating a global economic treaty which would destroy thousands of American businesses and millions of good paying American jobs. In other words, it would be the final nail in the coffin for America’s economic infrastructure. Obama knows that if the American people actually knew what was in this treaty that they would be screaming mad, so the negotiations are being done in secret. The only people that are allowed to look at the treaty are members of Congress, and even they are being banned from saying anything to the public. American workers are about to be brutally stabbed in the back, and thanks to all of this secrecy and paranoia they won’t even see it coming. (Read More….)
May 6, 2015
“[F]oreigners will generally be apt to bring with them attachments to the persons they have left behind; to the country of their nativity; and to its particular customs and manners. They will also entertain opinions on government congenial with those under which they have lived; or if they should be led hither from a preference to ours, how extremely unlikely is it that they will bring with them that temperate love of liberty, so essential to real republicanism?” —Alexander Hamilton, 1802
TOP RIGHT HOOKS
On Cinco de Mayo, Hillary Clinton promised to go above and beyond what Barack Obama has done with his unconstitutional overreach on immigration. In a campaign stop where she spoke to a group of illegal immigrants in Nevada, Clinton said she’d ignore the Constitution — and she hasn’t even taken the oath yet to uphold it. “I will fight to stop partisan attacks on the executive actions that would put DREAMers, including those with us today, at risk of deportation,” Clinton said. “And if Congress continues to refuse to act, as president I would do everything possible under the law to go even further.” Remember: This is the same politician who said last year that all the unaccompanied illegal minors who were crossing the border should “be sent back as soon as it can be determined who the responsible adults in their families are.” For the Left, Obama was a successful candidate, and Clinton wants to position herself as Obama 2.0, downplaying the fact she married Bill. She may not have the outsider energy Obama had, but she can promise to continue his policies. More…
Mike Huckabee officially tossed his hat in the ring Tuesday, announcing his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. He launched his campaign in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas, (also Bill Clinton’s birthplace) and promised to lead the nation “from hope to higher ground.” He’s uniquely qualified, he says, because “I learned how to govern and I learned how to lead.” And he’s focused on the economy: “Wages have been stagnant for the bottom 90% of Americans for 40 years. With all the talk of the economy in recovery, I’m talking to Americans every day whose economy is not recovering. They’re working harder than they were a year ago, two, three, four years ago but they’re not better off.” But he also carries a well-earned reputation for being a Big Government conservative, which in our book is an oxymoron. In other words, drop the “conservative” part, and you’ve got it. Indeed, we’ve had plenty to say about Huckabee’s record here and here.
Huckabee will have a tougher time winning the nomination than in his previous run. Unlike in 2008, there are numerous (actual) conservatives in the race who can just as easily win evangelical voters. And though the Republican Party has a habit of nominating previous primary losers (Reagan, Bush 41, McCain and Romney), Huckabee doesn’t strike us as fitting that profile. That said, it’s early and an awful lot can happen between now and the Iowa caucuses.
The dance between Hillary Clinton and the House Select Committee on Benghazi continues. First, Clinton dumped her email on the State Department and wiped her hands of the matter. And she continues to stonewall the committee’s request for her to testify. In an April 23 letter to Clinton’s personal attorney David Kendall, committee chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said if everyone cooperates, Clinton could testify twice before Independence Day and be done with the committee. “It is necessary to call Secretary Clinton twice because the committee needs to ensure we have a complete and responsive record and all the facts before we then substantively question her on the Benghazi terrorist attacks,” Gowdy wrote. After all, the committee has only 300 of Clinton’s emails.
But Kendall wrote back, “Respectfully, there is no basis, logic, or precedent for such an unusual request. The Secretary is fully prepared to stay for the duration of the Committee’s questions on the day she appears.” Kendall suggested Clinton appear before the committee the week of May 18, but only once. She doesn’t want to “prolong the Committee’s efforts further by appearing on two separate occasions when one will suffice,” he wrote. Obstruct, obfuscate and deny — it’s the same old Clinton modus operandi. More…
FEATURED RIGHT ANALYSIS
By Dan Gilmore
|Winning cartoonist Bosch Fawstin|
By the way leftists have yammered this week, one gets the impression they believe there might be a right to draw Muhammad, an image offensive to many Muslims, but it’s a freedom conditional on who wields the pen — and even then there are limits.
On Sunday, Bosch Fawstin won the top prize at the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) Muhammad-drawing contest in Garland, Texas. It was an image of Muhammad materializing under the artist’s pencil. He holds a sword aloft and he’s saying, “You can’t draw me!”
The artist in the picture replies, “That’s why I draw you.”
Meanwhile, two jihadists, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, made the 1,000-mile road trip from Phoenix, Arizona. In the car, Simpson and Soofi had rifles, body armor and ammo with which they were going to silence Fawstin and as many other infidels as possible.
Thankfully, an armed police officer protecting the free speech rights of those gathered in that auditorium stopped the two cold before they could do more than wound a single security guard.
But instead of garnering the support of the Leftmedia — as it gave to Charlie Hebdo’s cartoonists and editors after the massacre at its offices, insincere as it was — the liberal talking heads turned on AFDI and said no one at the event had any right drawing Muhammad. Maybe it was because the Southern Poverty Law Center labeled AFDI an anti-Muslim hate group. Maybe it was because a good guy with a gun decided the final outcome of the day.
Fawstin has all the reason in the world to draw the figure. In his acceptance speech, Fawstin revealed he grew up Muslim: “The problem with even moderate Muslims — I was raised in the Bronx by Albanian Muslim parents — is that the poison of misogyny, and Jew hatred, it gets everyone.”
As he grew older, he grew hostile to the religion of his youth. He later adopted the objectivist philosophy of Ayn Rand.
He created a superhero — Pigman — who fights jihadists, and drew several comic books with the character. It was a response to DC and Marvel avoiding the issue of violent Islam — not allowing Captain America to fight jihadists, for example.
But he’s no Charlie Hebdo cartoonist. “They tell the truth about Islam and jihad every single day. I’m a cartoonist, I have a blog … every so often, I have a comic book series I do, but I don’t do it every day,” he said.
Renald “Luz” Luzier drew Muhammad twice for the cover of Charlie Hebdo. When jihadists attacked his paper, killing his coworkers, he drew the figure again as a response to the terrorists who tried to silence him. Recently, however, he said he would stop drawing the figure because “It no longer interests me.”
Both cartoonists had reasons to draw Muhammad. But now everyone is bickering over who has more of a right to draw the figure. When PBS’s Charlie Rose asked Charlie Hebdo’s film critic Jean-Baptiste Thoret to offer his opinion about the attacks in Garland, Thoret labeled AFDI’s images of Muhammad illegitimate because, unlike Charlie Hebdo, the group was making fun of only Muslims. Charlie Hebdo, on the other hand, lampoons everyone to advance a socialist political philosophy.
“To be honest, I can’t imagine the kind of comparison you can make between the Charlie Hebdo attack January 7 and this event,” Thoret said. “You have, as you said, a sort of anti-Muslim movement, a very harsh movement against Islamization of the U.S.”
Since Charlie Hebdo is also anti-Christian and anti-Jew, they’re in the clear.
Thoret’s not the only progressive to justify the attacks against AFDI.
Chris Matthews played “hardball” with the story, calling the event a “mousetrap” to enrage Muslims. “Well, I think [AFDI’s president Pamela Geller] caused this trouble, and whether this trouble came yesterday, or it came two weeks from now, it’s going to be in the air as long as you taunt.”
See folks? AFDI’s skirt was a little too short, its blouse a little too tight. Those Muslim jihadists couldn’t help themselves.
That said, just because free speech is free doesn’t mean it’s not obnoxious or that it won’t have consequences, though responsibility for the attack rests on the jihadists alone.
This is the failure of the Leftmedia’s moral backbone. The Founders included the First Amendment specifically to protect political speech — even speech that is gratuitously offensive or deliberately obnoxious. This is why that amendment is interpreted so liberally, and also why leftists’ fair-weather defense is so hypocritical.
The jihadist veto is a growing influence in the Left’s thinking about free speech. Now, the Left implies there are limits to speech. They assume Americans are free to speak until someone threatens them with a gun. Now, they only cower in fear, talking amongst themselves about who most deserved the violence.
TODAY AT PATRIOTPOST.US
- ANALYSIS: Big Brother’s Keeper: How Obama Exploits Black Poverty
- Garland Shooter Was Once Tried on Terrorism Charges
- Bill’s Gotta Pay the Bills, Hence the Clinton Foundation Slush Fund
- Police Misbehavior Is No Excuse for General Mayhem
- Obama Has Only Exacerbated Racial Discord
- Study Touts Clean Power Plan’s Supposed Life-Saving Effects
BEST OF RIGHT OPINION
- Stephen Moore: America’s Slow-Rolling Economic Crisis
- L. Brent Bozell & Tim Graham: ‘Hate Group’ Blamed for ISIS Attack
- Jonah Goldberg: To Break the Cycle of Poverty, Fix the Culture of Poverty
- Walter Williams: Black Lives Matter
- Tony Perkins: Visas: They’re Everywhere Obama Wants Them to Be
OPINION IN BRIEF
Stephen Moore: “Last week’s pitiful 0.2 percent economic growth for the first quarter of this year means the Obama slow-growth machine trudges onward. … Economist Arthur Laffer shows that racial rioting in big cities is negatively associated with the economic growth rate. In the late 1960s and 1970s, cities became war zones, but the rioting almost entirely disappeared in the high-flying 1980s and 1990s, when incomes were rising, and job growth surged. Under Obama’s slow-growth economy, urban unrest is bubbling over. Comparing the growth rate during this recovery with others during the past 50 years, we are $1.6 trillion lower on current gross domestic product than we should be. Even more amazing: With a Reagan-style recovery, we’d have $2.5 trillion more output and income today. On average, every family in America would have $20,000 more annual income. That’s the crisis that has many Americans feeling so angry. It is, to borrow a phrase from Barack Obama about the Baltimore riots, ‘a rolling crisis.’ He could have being referring to the economy.”
Insight: “When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered.” —journalist Dorothy Thompson (1893-1961)
Non Compos Mentis: “Pamela Geller, the woman behind the Texas cartoon contest attacked by two gunmen late Sunday, knew what she was doing when she staged the controversial event featuring irreverent depictions of the prophet Muhammad in Garland, Tex. … If the contest was intended as bait, it worked.” —The Washington Post’s Sandhya Somashekhar in a piece titled, “Event organizer offers no apology after thwarted attack in Texas”
Village Idiots: “[M]y argument to people who worry about comprehensive immigration reform and the effect on their jobs is: It’s just the opposite. The sooner we can get to legalization, the better the job market will be for everybody.” —Hillary Clinton
And last… “The would-be terrorists in Garland fell for one of the classic blunders: Never assume that you’ve outgunned an art show in Texas.” —National Review alum Daniel Foster
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1) Pressure for religious groups to conform to culture on sexuality opposes biblical fidelity
It’s Not Gay Marriage vs. the Church Anymore, New York Times (William N. Eskridge, Jr)
Poll shows growing religious support for same-sex marriage, CNN (Daniel Burke)
2) Journalist notes traditional religious convictions are the new moral sin of American society
Modern Sin: Holding On to Your Belief, Wall Street Journal (Charlotte Allen)
In other news…
5 takeaways from the new report by US Commission on International Religious Freedom
(RNS) The independent watchdog panel created by Congress to monitor religious freedom conditions worldwide issued its 16th annual report last week. Here’s a roundup of the report’s key recommendations: (Pellot, Religion News Service)
Why Obama Will Just Keep Making the Middle East Worse
American guilt requires perpetual atonement.
When he wasn’t vowing to lower the oceans, abolish taxes on seniors or heal up race relations, Obama was campaigning on fixing our alliances with our allies. But that’s not what he really had in mind.
Any old Joe can ally with allies. It takes a real Barack to ally with enemies.
Our allies were the problem, so he started shedding them.
Rubio: Net Regulation Is ‘Extraordinary Threat’ to the Future
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) expanded on his opposition to net neutrality regulations on Friday, calling them an “extraordinary threat” that jeopardized America’s economy, security, and role in the world.
“The United States, the world’s greatest innovator, could find itself hampered and held back, by a government policy put in place to solve a problem that has never existed and does not exist now,” Rubio said at the “Right Online” conference in Washington, D.C. “It is an extraordinary threat to our future.”
Does Islam Prohibit Drawing Mohammed? :: Fatah in Toronto Sun
by Tarek Fatah
The Toronto Sun
May 5, 2015
Why Can’t Muslims Laugh at Mohammed? :: Goldman at Asia Times Online
by David P. Goldman
Asia Times Online
May 5, 2015
“Jihad Intel” Launched by the Middle East Forum
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin, Syfy Adapting Classic Novel ‘Brave New World’
by Marsha West
Berean Research reports:
Brave New World Aldous HuxleyThe Aldous Huxley novel was ranked fifth among the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th Century by Modern Library.
The Emmy-winning team behind Syfy’s Taken is reuniting for another science fiction classic.
Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Television is adapting Aldous Huxley‘s novel Brave New World as a scripted series for the NBCUniversal-owned cable network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Brave New World — ranked fifth among the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th Century by Modern Library — is set in a world without poverty, war or disease. Humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism are the order of the day, and people no longer reproduce but are genetically engineered in “hatcheries.” Those who won’t conform are forced onto “reservations,” until one of the “savages” challenges the system, threatening the entire social order.
$169,240 Federal Grant to Build ‘Educational Pipeline’ for LGBT Population Researchers
by Marsha West
What? Are You kidding me? No. This is for real. According to CNS News, here’s one way American’s hard earned tax dollars will be spent. The National Institutes of Health through its Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has awarded $169,240 in taxpayer funds to the Fenway Community Health Center […]
In the aftermath: Muslims in Niger Burn 69 Christian Churches, Kill 10 Christians and Injure Hundreds
by Berean Researcher
The headline is horrific, but there is an amazing thing happening in Niger: God is supernaturally transforming hearts, and giving victims and an entire community a heart of forgiveness: “My prayer is that they would come to know Jesus and that the Lord would touch them even in a dream. I want God to do […]
‘You Cannot Stop Me’: Televangelist Creflo Dollar Defies Opponents in Effort to Buy $65 Million Jet
Televangelist Creflo Dollar defied opponents of his global effort to purchase a $65 million dollar jet in a recent message delivered to his congregation.
“Let me tell you something about believing God. I can dream as long as I want to. I can believe God as long as I want to,” he states in a video posted to YouTube by a group not affiliated with Dollar. “If I want to believe God for a $65 million plane, you cannot stop me. You cannot stop me from dreaming.”
Transhumanism: An Attempt To Use Technology To Turn Men Into Gods
Did you know that the word “transhuman” literally means “beyond human”? All over the world, scientists and intellectuals are joining the transhumanism movement. Those that adhere to this philosophy believe that the time has come for us to use technology to take control of our own evolution.
Countdown: Issues of Eternity
Jan Markell and co-host Eric Barger talk to Dr. Gary Frazier for the entire hour about issues of eternity: Hell, the Judgment Seat of Christ, the Great White Throne Judgment, and more. They discuss his newest book, “Hell is for Real: Why It Matters”, found here. Everyone has a destiny that is daunting. We all will stand before the one who loved us, died for us, rose for us, and sits at the right hand of the Father for us. Practical questions are answered. We use the mobile app found at http://www.oneplace.com.
US to Sacrifice Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge for Iran Deal?
Might the White House sacrifice Israel’s qualitative military edge for the sake of achieving a nuclear deal with Iran?
According to the Wall St. Journal (via Google News), the White House may offer “loose” defense pacts and increased arms sales to the Gulf states for their support of a nuclear deal. Gulf state leaders are due in Washington for a summit on the matter with President Obama this month. The Journal writes:
Don’t Blame Obama for America’s Moral Decay – Michael Youssef
By Dr. Michael Youssef
So who is responsible for placing society’s body over the bottomless pit of moral decay?
I, for one, place the entire blame at the feet of some church leaders—those who actively worked to obliterate the biblical moral code, and those who, by their silence, essentially acquiesced to its destruction.
Markell: Did President Carter expect a handshake from Israeli president?
The leader of a Messianic Jewish ministry says anyone who loves Israel should not be surprised that former president Jimmy Carter was recently refused a meeting with Israel’s president.
“I’ll be blunt. Carter is clearly anti-Semitic,” says Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries.
Main Stream Media Slams Pamela Geller’s Efforts To Expose The Islamization of America
As I was sitting in the waiting room, waiting for my husband to have his PET Scan, I was subjected to the liberal rubbish proceeding from the mouths of CNN commentators.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” Romans 1:18-22 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: In 1920’s Germany, everyone watched Adolf Hitler rise to power and yet no one did anything about it. Hitler didn’t happen over night, he was very patient to wait all the way from the 1921 beer garden meetings to 1933 when he was elected as Chancellor. In 2015 America, we are watching the slow but very steady rise of the influence of Islam and Sharia. Pamela Geller is working to expose this and to create a much-needed dialogue to prevent the Islamization of America.
At times I had to literally bite my tongue when I wanted so badly to say what I thought of their drivel to the other people waiting. But alas, the Lord helped me hold my tongue.
It was the day of the “Drawing Muhammad” contest in Texas, and CNN had an interview with Pamela Geller, who was the creator of this event. They showed sound bites of Pamela explaining that the whole reason for her being prompted to schedule this event, was to show people the importance of holding onto our first amendment right to freedom of speech.
Fox News slams Pamela Geller:
After the interview, the commentators called Pamela all sorts of disparaging names – mostly referring to her as an Islamophobe. They insisted that Pam Geller hated all Muslims and that she was a lightning rod. By this time, I was gritting my teeth and doing a few eye rolls.
The “Drawing Mohammad” art contest in Texas:
Today, I watched a liberal on Fox News talking about Islamophobia. The points she made were so ridiculous and had not any semblance to reality — I wanted to scream! She said that profiling Muslims would be like profiling all Jews or Buddhists or Hindus. WHAT?? When is the last time you heard of any of these religious groups beheading or slaughtering people??
Seriously, what is wrong with these liberal minds? I’m at a loss here. Do they really believe the inane words coming out of their mouths? Sometimes I think that they are somehow programmed, and their brains are just not working!
CNN battles with Pam over Garland shooting:
Why are these people so adamant about defending Muslims? Why would Pamela Geller be called a lightning rod? Have you seen the ignorant cartoons or our Lord Jesus all over the internet? It goes right through me when I see these depictions of the Lord of Glory – our Savior!!
But the liberals know that Christians do not behead people for drawing these horrible pictures. As a matter of fact, Jesus would say to forgive them, because they don’t know what they are doing.
Well, it feels good to get this off my chest. I know that we must pray for these lost people. Sometimes it is just so frustrating.
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Consumers Force Pepsi To Remove Excitotoxin Aspartame From It’s Diet Soda (VIDEO)
Consumers have become increasingly wary of aspartame, an artificial, man-made sweetener that has been plagued by rumors that it causes cancer.
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 1:2 (KJV)
Sales of Pepsi’s premier diet soda, Diet Pepsi, have plummeted over 35% in the past ten years as consumers are roundly rejecting the consumption of it. Time was the average consumer had no access to information, but in the hyper-speed of the blog-fueled Internet age, information is just a click away.
Since I was a teenage, I have enjoyed an ice-cold glass of Diet Pepsi from time to time, but shortly after drinking it I get a headache and most of the time heart palpitations. Coffee does not do this to me and neither does drinking regular soda. It is because of reactions just like mine that thousands of Diet Pepsi drinkers are saying no to aspartame.
Consumers have become increasingly wary of aspartame, an artificial, man-made sweetener that has been plagued by rumors that it causes cancer. Aspartame is often sold under the brand names NutraSweet® and Equal®. PepsiCo has introduced a beverage sweetened with natural sweetener Stevia called Pepsi True.
Aspartame is an addictive substance. Most people who consume diet sodas regularly soon develop a craving for it. This is because of aspartame’s addictive quality. Soon after consuming the ingredient on a normal basis, many people find themselves unable to kick the habit.
This is concerning due to the fact that aspartame has been linked to a number of diseases, can impair the immune system, and is even known to cause cancer. Aspartame has even been found to create tumors in lab rats. One study showed that of 48 rats experimented on, up to 67 percent of all female rats developed tumors roughly the size of golf balls or larger. This is glaringly in contrast to the perceived nature of what a ‘sugar free alternative’ would entail, which is generally thought to be a ‘healthy’ substitute to sugar.
Aspartame works as an excitotoxin, stimulating a response in cells to simulate the effects of sweetness without actually being sweet. Over exertion of these cells leads to the various health conditions that currently wreak havoc on the public.
Excitotoxins have been found to stimulate cancer growth and metastasis. Aspartame, essentially, feeds cancer cells. If this weren’t enough to convince you to drop the diet soda habit, the process by which aspartame is made involves a highly toxic and volatile and genetically engineered form of bacteria waste — hardly something that would be considered safe by a reasonable standard.
And yet, the ‘safe and reasonable’ FDA has approved aspartame for use. Knowing the gamut of health risks that aspartame is responsible for, and knowing the history of FDA approved products, your health becomes your own responsibility. Being aware of its presence in over 6,000 products and counting is essential.
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|White House Says It’s ‘Too Early’ to link IS to Texas attack
Posted: 06 May 2015 08:24 AM PDT
The White House said Tuesday it was too soon to tell if the Islamic State group was behind an attack in Texas targeting an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, despite claims by the jihadists. The IS group earlier claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attack. The case “is still under investigation by the FBI and other members of the intelligence community” to determine if the two assailants had any ties to the IS group, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.
“So it’s too early to say at this point.” The IS claim marked the first time the extremist group, which has captured swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq using brutal methods, alleged to have carried out an attack in the United States. “Two of the soldiers of the caliphate executed an attack on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, and this exhibit was portraying negative pictures of the Prophet Muhammad,” the jihadist group said.
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|Britain and Nato launch biggest war games on Russia’s doorstep as tensions grow
Posted: 06 May 2015 08:17 AM PDT
Britain and Nato have launched their biggest war games on Russia’s doorstep amid growing tensions over Vladimir Putin’s military aggression. The largest ever Nato anti-submarine exercise, including the Royal Navy, is under way off the coast of Norway just weeks after reports of Russian submarines encroaching in to foreign waters. At the same time British troops are taking part in the biggest military exercise seen in Estonia since the Baltic nation regained its independence more than two decades ago.
The war games come as tensions grow with Russia over Ukraine crisis and fears that the Baltic nations could be next in President Putin’s sights.The commander of the Nato manoeuvres said recent incidents by the Russian military were a “cause of concern” and added “relevance to the exercise”.At least 18 ships and submarines are taking part in Operation Dynamic Mongoose which involves 10 Nato members and Sweden. The submarines will take turns trying to approach and target the ships, including HMS Portland, undetected to simulate an attack in one of the world’s most hostile sea areas. MORE
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|N. Korea Submarine Missile Allows Covert Nuclear Strike on US
Posted: 06 May 2015 08:10 AM PDT
In a worrying step showing North Korea’s rapidly expanding nuclear strike capabilities, the Communist regime recently held a test of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), the first time it has launched a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead from underwater. According to US defense officials cited by the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday, the test took place on April 22 from an underwater test platform near the coastal city of Sinpo in the southeast of the country, and tested what the US is calling a KN-11 missile.
The test appears to have been successful, and is the third KN-11 test showing the high-priority of the nuclear missile program for North Korea. Previous tests in January and last October were from a sea-based platform not underwater and a land-based platform.
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|Nepal Earthquake Death Toll Rises To 7,500 Dead, 14,500 Injured
Posted: 06 May 2015 08:05 AM PDT
More than 7,500 people have died as a result of the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, the country’s government said Tuesday. The death toll could rise still higher, as thousands of people remained missing and remote villages affected by the quake were still being reached. More than 14,500 people have been injured in the disaster, which caused buildings to collapse, trapping people in the rubble. At least 8 million people have been affected by the earthquake, and more than 2 million have been displaced, the United Nations said, as Voice of America reported. Nearly 40,000 patients had been treated in hospitals in the Kathmandu valley as of Tuesday, the World Health Organization said.
Fifty-eight camps had been set up to house roughly 37,500 people who lost homes or had left them. In addition to seeing injured patients and providing supplies, aid and relief groups have also aimed at preventing outbreaks of waterborne diseases, such as cholera, by distributing clean water and water purification tablets. Still, more than a week after the quake, rescue and recovery groups were still working to reach communities in isolated areas that had been cut off after roads were severely damaged or made impassable by landslides. In many villages, especially those near the earthquake’s epicenter, nearly all the homes had collapsed, leaving residents to spend nights in the open, sometimes in the rain. The International Red Cross estimated that up to 90 percent of homes were destroyed in some communities. MORE
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|Dust storm engulfs country towns as severe winds lash Victoria and NSW
Posted: 06 May 2015 08:00 AM PDT
RED dust covered much of northwestern Victoria and the west of New South Wales yesterday, making its way into the border city of Mildura, Victoria, shortly after noon as gale force westerly winds culminated with a dust storm. A cold front moved rapidly through western and central Victoria on Tuesday morning before weakening in the east in the afternoon.
Weatherzone meteorologist Alex Zadnik said the weather was caused by a cold front moving across South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania attached to an intense low pressure system. He said dust storms were not uncommon when a system of this kind hit an area of prolonged drought and moved through the Great Dividing Range, where it loses a lot of moisture. “With that front, there are some strong winds, and it’s the changing pressure combined with the top soil that whips up the dust,” he said The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning for numerous districts, including the Mallee, late on Tuesday as damaging winds swept across the state. MORE
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|Volcanic earthquakes surge near Japan’s Hakone Volcano – volcano hasn’t erupted in 800 years.
Posted: 06 May 2015 07:56 AM PDT
The number of volcanic earthquakes recorded in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, surged Tuesday, with 98 recorded before 3 p.m. compared with 34 for all of Monday, the Meteorological Agency said. The agency said it still believes the possibility that the Hakone volcano will erupt is low, and it is maintaining the alert level at 1 on the scale of 5. Level 1 means “normal.” However, hot steam could suddenly be expelled from the ground in or near the popular Owakudani Valley, the agency warned, urging people not to enter areas designated as off-limits. “Shallow hot-water activity in parts of the Owakudani Valley has become unstable,” the agency said in an advisory. “There is a possibility that a minor ejection (of hot steam) may suddenly occur,” it said. “Please do not enter danger zones.”
The warning, which comes in the middle of the Golden Week spring holidays, is expected to affect tourism there as some 20 million people, including many foreign tourists, visit the scenic area on an annual basis. It is one of the country’s most famous hot-spring resorts. Of the quakes Tuesday, two that shook the area between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. were strong enough to be felt. They registered level 1, or the lowest, on the Japanese intensity scale of 7, the agency said. MORE
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|Scientists say Sun capable of producing ‘superflares,’ – 1000 times stronger than any flare ever witnessed
Posted: 06 May 2015 07:51 AM PDT
Could the sun unleash a flare of such a magnitude that it dwarfs anything that humans have ever observed? Yes, says Kazunari Shibata, an astrophysicist from Kyoto University in Japan, and it could have incredible consequences. At the recent Space Weather Workshop in Boulder, Colo., sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA, Shibata gave a sobering presentation on the possibility of “superflares,” solar flares that contain energy 1,000 times larger than what has been observed in modern times.
Solar flares are a common type of solar eruption, an explosive release of the magnetic energy concentrated in sunspots. Flares are an everyday occurrence – small ones – and can range in energy output over many orders of magnitude. The NOAA Space Weather Scales classifies flares by peak X-ray output on a 1-5 scale (R1-R5), with a flare rated “extreme” (R5) said to occur less than once a solar cycle. In this current cycle, no flare has exceeded the strong (R3) level. Solar flares are known to cause blackouts of radio communications on the sunlit side of the Earth and disrupt radio navigation services. They provide the energy for a class of energetic particle acceleration that results in solar radiation storms that can disturb or damage satellites. They are also sometimes associated with geomagnetic storms that, if severe enough, can disturb the Earth’s electrical grid. FULL REPORT
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|Typhoon Noul (Dodong) impacting Yap, storm could threaten Philippines
Posted: 06 May 2015 07:45 AM PDT
Typhoon Noul is impacting Yap Island in the western Pacific Ocean and may threaten the Philippines this weekend. Noul, the western Pacific basin’s sixth named tropical cyclone of the year, is about 520 miles west-southwest of Guam, and will pose no threat to the U.S. territory. Noul strengthened from a tropical storm into a typhoon near Yap Island on Wednesday morning, local time. Yap Island is 14 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern daylight time. A typhoon warning remains in effect for Yap Island.
The center of Noul is slowly moving to the west, thanks to weak steering winds aloft. This will allow rain, strong winds and high surf to last for a lengthy period of time, perhaps through Wednesday night and into early Thursday. Winds gusted as high as 68 mph at Yap International Airport on Wednesday morning. Noul passed near the atolls of Ulithi and Fais on Monday. Just over one month ago, Ulithi, home to 700 to 800 people, was raked by Super Typhoon Maysak.
After departing Yap Island, Noul is expected to strengthen, possibly attaining Category 4 equivalent (131 mph) or super typhoon (150 mph) status by this weekend. How serious of a threat is this for the Philippines? At this time, the future track of Noul, known as “Dodong” in the Philippines, remains uncertain, with two possibilities: 1) A sharp northward turn, keeping the worst impacts east of the northern Philippines. 2) A continued west-northwest track toward the northern half of the Philippines this weekend. MORE
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|Sun Unleashes Most Powerful Solar Flare of 2015
Posted: 06 May 2015 07:40 AM PDT
The sun unleashed its most intense flare of the year Tuesday (May 5), a monstrous blast that caused temporary radio blackouts throughout the Pacific region. The X-class solar flare — the most powerful category of sun storm — erupted Tuesday from a sunspot called Active Region 2339 (AR2339), peaking at 6:11 p.m. EDT (2211 GMT). NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft captured a gorgeous video of the solar flare, recording it in multiple wavelengths of light. Despite the radio blackouts, the blast is unlikely to cause major issues here on Earth, researchers said.
“Given the impulsive nature of this event, as well as the source location on the eastern limb of the sun, we are not expecting a radiation storm at Earth,” scientists with the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) in Boulder, Colorado, which is overseen by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, wrote in an update Tuesday evening. “We will be on the lookout for new imagery from the NASA SOHO [Solar and Heliospheric Observatory] mission to determine if there was an associated coronal mass ejection (CME) with this event,” they added. “Given the same logic above, however, we do not expect there to be one that would impact Earth.” CMEs are massive clouds of solar particles rocketed into space at millions of miles per hour. (Solar flares, by contrast, are blasts of high-energy radiation.) CMEs that hit Earth can trigger geomagnetic storms that can disrupt power grids and satellite navigation. MORE
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|Parents reading to kids blasted as ‘Unfair’
Posted: 06 May 2015 07:31 AM PDT
Does reading to your children somehow give them an unfair advantage over less fortunate children? A British philosopher is making that claim, and it’s causing ripple waves across the globe. A story on the website of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s website asks: “Is having a loving family an unfair advantage?” It raises the question: “Should parents snuggling up for one last story before lights out be even a little concerned about the advantage they might be conferring?” “I don’t think parents reading their children bedtime stories should constantly have in their minds the way that they are unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children, but I think they should have that thought occasionally,” British academic Adam Swift told ABC’s Joe Gelonesi.
“Evidence shows that the difference between those who get bedtime stories and those who don’t – the difference in their life chances – is bigger than the difference between those who get elite private schooling and those that don’t,” Swift said. In his article, Gelonesi added: “This devilish twist of evidence surely leads to a further conclusion that perhaps – in the interests of leveling the playing field – bedtime stories should also be restricted.” Swift is a professor of political theory at the University of Warwick in the U.K., and the co-author of “Family Values: The Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships.” He was educated at Harvard University and Oxford University in the 1980s. MORE
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Christian Headlines Daily – Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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