Jun. 2, 2015
The latest Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows that likely Republican and Democratic caucus participants want the candidates to discuss a far more diverse array of issues, even if they don’t agree on what those issues should be.
Republicans who hold the U.S. House and Senate majorities haven’t been able to agree on a coordinated strategy for restoring counter-terrorism programs, the latest sign of intra-party discord in Congress.
President Obama will order federal cafeterias to favor buying meat from farms that don’t overuse antibiotics, as his administration seeks to curtail agricultural practices blamed for the rise of drug-resistant bacteria.
The U.S. and its allies against Islamic State are seeking new ways to strengthen Iraqi forces and to force militants in Syria from positions along the border with Turkey.
The U.S. Supreme Court bolstered the religious rights of workers, siding with a Muslim woman who was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch Co. because she wore a head scarf. The 8-1 ruling will require businesses to take more initiative to avoid discriminating against prospective employees whose religious practices conflict with a workplace rule.
The biggest U.S. automakers all beat estimates for domestic light-vehicle sales in May. General Motors Co. had its best result for the month since 2007 while Fiat Chrysler’s was the best in a decade.
United Airlines flights were temporarily grounded in the U.S. because of automation issues, according to a notice from the Federal Aviation Administration. The stoppage lasted for less than an hour, according to the notices.
Reluctant to spend their way out of trouble even with rock-bottom borrowing costs and with central banks warning easy money can’t power expansion alone, political leaders may soon give up on demand and try to spur supply.
Hundreds of passengers from a Chinese cruise ship. That brought the number of survivors to 15 while five others were confirmed dead. That’s out of 458 mostly-elderly passengers who were aboard when the ship capsized.
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Whatever the outcome of a scheduled Tuesday vote, the last two days in Congress have made this much clear: The NSA will ultimately be out of the business of collecting and storing American calling records.
The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system said Tuesday that it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile, which isn’t in service with the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals.
The month of May approached an all-time high for homicides in the city of Baltimore. With 43 reported homicides last month, May 2015 counts the most in more than 40 years.
The United States has accused the Syrian military of carrying out air strikes to help Islamic State fighters advance around the northern city of Aleppo, messages posted on the U.S. Embassy Syria official Twitter feed said.
One was beaten to death because she got pregnant. Another was stabbed to death in a jealous rage. Another had her throat slit because she asked for a divorce. These brutal murders show the alarming violence that women face in Latin America, a region that has begun adopting new laws to address the problem but where thousands of women are killed by their partners each year.
HSBC could announce 10,000 to 20,000 thousand job cuts at a strategy day next week.
Oil companies that have pumped trillions of barrels of crude from the ground are now saying the future is in their other main product: natural gas, a fuel they’re promoting as the logical successor to coal.
Of all the financial threats facing Americans of retirement age – outliving savings, falling for scams, paying for long-term care – housing isn’t supposed to be one. But after a home-price collapse, the worst recession since the 1930s and some calamitous decisions to turn homes into cash machines, millions of them are straining to make house payments.
A top US official has pledged reforms after tests found that airport screeners allowed mock explosives and weapons through security checkpoints 95% of the time.
Iraq and its allies are pursuing “the winning strategy” to combat Islamic State in Iraq, US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said. Mr Blinken said air strikes and supporting Iraqi forces was the right way to tackle the IS threat. Ministers from 20 countries debated the issue in Paris – though Russia, Iran and Syria were absent.
At least 45 Iraqi police officers have been killed in an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants in Anbar province, security officials said. Suicide bombers rammed three vehicles packed with explosives into a base in the Tharthar area, on a road connecting the cities of Falluja and Samarra.
Defense officials admitted the Pentagon didn’t just send live anthrax spores to 28 facilities in the United States and to an army base in South Korea – the agency also sent them to three laboratories in Canada and previously, to Australia.
The FBI has been busted by the media for flying spy planes over select U.S. sites, conducting secret surveillance absent specific court warrant. The planes were being flown under the guise of fictitious companies and were outfitted with video and cellphone surveillance technology.
The Department of Justice is concentrating on “far-right” groups in a new study of social media usage aimed at combatting violent extremism.
A 1,650-year-old monastery in northern Iraq, one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world, is in danger of falling to ISIS. St. Matthew’s monastery, founded in A.D. 363, has survived the Ottoman and Persian Empires, Mongol invaders and Kurdish conquests. Today it’s threatened by ISIS. Only three monks remain.
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Palestinian TV calls Jews and Israelis ‘evil, filth’
A children’s program broadcast on official Palestinian television has aired statements calling Jews and Israelis “monkeys” as well as “the most evil of creations” and promised a return to the “occupied” cities of Jaffa, Haifa, Nazareth and Acre.
Share Meningitis epidemic in Niger, 545 dead
The WHO had said that the epidemic was worrying and unprecedented because it was a strain not normally found in Africa and the appropriate vaccine was in short supply. In early May, cases were tripling every two weeks.
You Get to Watch It Live — NASA’s Flying Saucer Test
This week offers up another opportunity to witness an important milestone in experimental flight tests. NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project will beam back to Earth live imagery from a supersonic, edge-of-atmosphere test of braking technology for Mars.
A possible Ebola cure is in the works
Texas-based XBiotech is announcing a possible cure for Ebola.
US Supreme Court Rules on ‘Free Speech’ in Social Media
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today (Monday, June 1) to affirm protection for “free speech” on social media and the internet – even if that speech is threatening or provocative.
FBI flying surveillance aircraft over US cities, planes traced to fake companies
The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned. The planes’ surveillance equipment is generally used without a judge’s approval…
Homeland security chief reassigns top TSA official
The moves follow media reports that checkpoint screeners failed to detect mock explosives and weapons in 95 percent of tests carried out by undercover agents.
State Dept.: No Decision Yet on French UN Initiative
State Department spokeswoman says Washington hasn’t yet decided how it would vote on UN resolution for Israel-PA peace.
Russia Urges US to Act in Lockstep with Syria to Crush ISIS
Russia on Tuesday urged a US-led coalition fighting against the Islamic State group to coordinate their air raids with the Syrian government, warning that jihadists could go “very far” if not stopped.
UPDATE: 7 Earthquakes Reported Off the Coast of Oregon in the Last 24 Hours
UPDATE: SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Scientists say a cluster of 7 earthquakes ranging in magnitude up to 5.9 have struck off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, but haven’t been strong enough to generate tsunamis. The sixth and seventh quakes in the series struck Monday evening. They were the weakest so far, at magnitude 3.9 and 4.2.
18 quarantined in Hong Kong over MERS fears
Hong Kong authorities quarantined 18 fellow passengers of a South Korean man who arrived in the city infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS.
Government Wipes Recent Vaccine Injury Data from Website
In March, the federal government removed the latest vaccine injury court statistics—more than a year’s worth of data… It was an abrupt departure from the normal practice of updating the figures monthly. Wiping the latest data means the “adjudication” chart on a government website no longer reflects the recent, sharp rise in court victories for plaintiffs who claimed their children were seriously injured or killed by one or more vaccines.
Russia to Start Construction On New Iranian Nuke Plant
Russia announced on Monday that it would start construction this year on a second nuclear plant in Iran, according to regional reports. Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation made the announcement early on Monday, stating that it will begin building a second nuclear power plant in Iran’s southern region later this year, according to Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency.
Islamic State advance failure of world – Iraqi PM
The advance of Islamic State militants (IS) in Iraq is a “failure” of the world, Iraq’s prime minister has said. Haider al-Abadi also said sanctions on Russia and Iran had made it difficult for Iraq to buy more weapons, saying the country had received “almost none”. Ministers from 20 countries are in Paris to discuss ways to step up the fight against IS – but Russia, Iran and Syria are not part of the talks.
India cuts interest rates for a third time this year
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cut interest rates for the third time this year to help boost growth in Asia’s third largest economy. The central bank cut its key repo rate to 7.25% from 7.50%, as widely expected, after taking similar moves in January and March this year. The repo rate is the level at which the central bank lends to commercial banks.
‘Contrary to Obama’s claims, Iran increased its nuclear fuel stockpiles’
Contrary to the Obama administration’s claims that Iran has frozen its nuclear program, international inspectors discovered recently that the Islamic Republic’s stockpile of nuclear fuel has increased by about 20 percent over the course of the last 18 months, The New York Times is reporting on Tuesday. The news comes as the P5+1 powers and Iran seek to strike a final status accord with less than one month before the deadline.
Hacked Emails Expose George Soros As Ukraine Puppet-Master
Just days after George Soros warned that World War 3 was imminent unless Washington backed down to China on IMF currency basket inclusion, the hacker collective CyberBerkut has exposed the billionaire as the real puppet-master behind the scenes in Ukraine.
US insists Kerry’s broken leg won’t hinder Iran talks
Secretary of State John Kerry returned to Boston Monday for surgery on his broken leg, as U.S. officials insisted his injury would not hinder his participation in nuclear negotiations with Iran. With an end-of-June deadline for an Iranian deal fast approaching, the 71-year-old Kerry left Geneva aboard a U.S. military plane accompanied by his orthopedic surgeon, Dennis Burke, and additional medical personnel.
Anti-IS coalition to discuss strategy at Paris meeting
Ministers from 20 countries are to meet in Paris to discuss strategy against Islamic State (IS) militants. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will attend, but US Secretary of State John Kerry will miss the meeting because of a cycling accident.
South Korea has first two Mers deaths
Two people have died of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in South Korea, becoming the country’s first fatalities from the disease. The first victim was a 58-year-old woman who had contact with the original case, a South Korean who visited the Middle East. A 71-year-old man also died.
A yacht carrying more than 450 people sank during a cyclone in China
A yacht carrying more than 450 people sank overnight in the Yangtze River during a cyclone in southern China, and eight people have been rescued, the state broadcaster CCTV reported Tuesday.
IS suicide attackers slow Iraq’s Ramadi counterattack
A huge suicide bomb attack on an Iraqi police base killed at least 37 people Monday, further slowing an operation to retake the city of Ramadi from Islamic State jihadists
Series of 5 earthquakes hit off Oregon coast
The first came at magnitude 5.8. It struck about midnight Sunday and was followed by three quakes early Monday. They were of magnitude 4.3, 5 and 4.4. A fifth struck around 1:13 p.m. and registered at a 5.9 magnitude.
SA Agents Failed 67 of 70 Tests
They’re good at finding dead bears, live snakes, and even human skulls, but what TSA agents don’t find enough of are the fake explosives and weapons that undercover Homeland Security agents tried to smuggle past them. The results were downright dismal: TSA agents failed 67 out of 70 tests—that’s 95% of them—conducted by Red Team operatives, agents posing as passengers who devised the most devious ways to sneak items past the screeners, ABC News reports
Top Headlines – 6/2/2015
This is a very interesting and illuminating article, though if one has been following what’s been going on with Ms. Clinton lately it is not surprising. It should be noted that the fundraising bogey appears to have been cut in half from $1 billion to a mere (sic) $500 million. That is very significant.
Ms. Clinton is not lighting the world on fire for many rich lefties and her campaign in clearly concerned.
One of the undercurrents to this article also is that the Obama organization appears to be letting Clinton twist in the wind a bit.
See all the expense to taxpayers, and inconvenience, and lines, and shots of radiation, and official state molestation is totally worth it!
Obama’s boast: ‘I am the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat’ in the Oval Office
Barack Obama is consumed with strong delusion. — OTM
“You know, I think I am the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office,” the president told Mr. Axelrod. “For people to say that I am anti-Israel, or, even worse, anti-Semitic, it hurts.”
If Your ‘Authentic Self’ Requires Plastic Surgery and Hormone Therapy, You Need Help, Not Affirmation.
I hope a lot of people are praying for Bruce Jenner. It seems most of Hollywood and the White House are applauding him decided that he is now a she.
Bruce Jenner certainly has issues, but society itself has gotten mentally sick when it confuses compassion with celebration.
Something Else Coming In September: A UN Resolution Establishing A Palestinian State
There has been a lot of talk about things that are going to happen in September, but something that has been almost totally overlooked is the fact that the UN Security Council is likely to be voting on a UN resolution which will establish a Palestinian state at that time.
‘Pope Francis’ Claims Devil Keeping Evangelicals, Roman Catholics Divided: ‘They Are One’
In a recorded video statement released on Saturday, the Roman Catholic Pontiff known as Francis asserted that evangelicals and Catholics are one, and that it is the devil who has divided the two groups.
“Division is the work of the ‘Father of Lies,’ ‘the Father of Discord,’ who does everything possible to keep us divided,” he said.
‘Ferguson Effect’: America’s New Crime Wave Is All Part of the Plan
Sadly, this stunning and unnecessary increase in crime is all part of the Left’s plan. You paralyze the cops with persecution, justify riots and looting, and by extension empower the criminals. The result is city-wide chaos, despair, and hopelessness. The result is victims desperate for someone to blame and even more dependent on a central government. The result is an empowered central government with even more control over the lives of those most in need of empowerment, not dependence.
Keep ’em down. Keep ’em angry.
Thanks to a shortage of women created in part by China’s one-child
policy, the country has become a hotbed of human trafficking.
Desperate men pay exorbitant rates to marriage brokers who trick…
Two U.S. appeals courts struck down abortion restrictions last
week, arguing they violated the previously established viability
standard. On Friday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck…
Press overstatement. In a news release last month, the University
of California, San Francisco, said its researchers had published a
explaining “how a commonly administered vaccine protects against…
A Deluded Obama Says “I’ve Restored The US As Most Respected Country In The World”
Monday while President Barack Obama was answering questions at a town hall with YSEALI Fellows, he said his administration has restored the United States as the “the most respected country on earth.”
“A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?” Ecclesiastes 10:14 (KJV)
Obama said, “People don’t remember, but when I came into office, the United States in world opinion ranked below China and just barely above Russia, and today once again, the United States is the most respected country on earth.
Part of that I think is because of the work we did to reengage the world and say we want to work with you as partners with mutual interests and mutual respect. It was on that basis we were able to end two wars while still focusing on the very real threat of terrorism and try to work with our partners in Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s the reason why we are moving in the direction to normalize relations with Cuba and the nuclear deal that we are trying to negotiate with Iran.” source
Reality Check: In Obama’s America in 2015, the United States is barely recognizable. Barack Obama and his team of minions have worked to ensure the following never-ending horror shows:
Sorry, Barry Soetoro, but you and your inflamed ego have done nothing but bring us down to the dirt. You have turned our once-great nation into a baby killing Sodom and Gomorrah where evil is called good and good evil.
People from other nations look on us now with a mixture of disgust and contempt. Certainly very few fear us, and our enemies from the Middle East arrive every day by the truckload in Texas, Arizona, and Detroit. Russia does jet flyovers into our air space on a regular basis and China doesn’t regard us at all.
Obama’s America is sad, scary place to be.
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Bruce Jenner Has Now Fully Transitioned To Become Caitlyn Jenner
Jenner tells Bissinger about how she suffered a panic attack the day after undergoing 10-hour facial-feminization surgery on March 15
“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” Romans 1:24,25 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: This, more than anything else we could show you, best represents what America has devolved into over the past 6 years of the reign of Barack Hussein Obama. They call him the “first gay president”, not because of the stories about his bisexual affairs with Hawaiian busnessmen in the late 1970’s, but because he single-handedly has forced the LGBT Agenda down the throats of the America people. Caitlyn Jenner is the face of Obama’s America in 2015, and it’s only going to keep on sinking lower until we have become as Sodom and Gomorrah.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Speaking publicly for the first time since completing gender transition, Caitlyn Jenner compares her emotional two-day photo shoot with Annie Leibovitz for the July cover of Vanity Fair to winning the gold medal for the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics.
She tells Pulitzer Prize–winning V.F. contributing editor and author of Friday Night Lights Buzz Bissinger, “That was a good day, but the last couple of days were better. . . . This shoot was about my life and who I am as a person. It’s not about the fanfare, it’s not about people cheering in the stadium, it’s not about going down the street and everybody giving you ‘that a boy, Bruce,’ pat on the back, O.K. This is about your life.”
Jenner tells Bissinger about how she suffered a panic attack the day after undergoing 10-hour facial-feminization surgery on March 15—a procedure she believed would take 5 hours. (Bissinger reveals that Jenner has not had genital surgery.) She recalls thinking, “What did I just do? What did I just do to myself?” A counselor from the Los Angeles Gender Center came to the house so Jenner could talk to a professional, and assured her that such reactions were often induced by pain medication, and that second-guessing was human and temporary.
Bruce says “Call Me Caitlyn”
Jenner tells Bissinger the thought has since passed and not come back: “If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life. You never dealt with yourself,’ and I don’t want that to happen.”
Bissinger spent hundreds of hours with the man the world knew as Bruce Jenner over a period of three months, and then countless hours with Caitlyn, also attending the photo shoot with Leibovitz at Jenner’s Malibu home.
Bissinger apologizes to Jenner for repeated pronoun confusion and asks whether she is sensitive about it. “I don’t really get hung up,” she tells him. “A guy came in the other day and I was fully dressed—it’s just habit, I said, ‘Hi, Bruce here,’ and I went, Oh ****, it ain’t Bruce, I was screwing up doing it.”
Bissinger speaks extensively with Jenner’s four children from his first two marriages—Burt, 36, and Cassandra, 34, with first wife Chrystie, and Brandon, 33, and Brody, 31, with second wife Linda—and describes an insensitive father who had been absent for years at a time. Jenner openly acknowledges mistakes made with them as Bruce, and expresses genuine regret. Says Burt, “I have high hopes that Caitlyn is a better person than Bruce. I’m very much looking forward to that.” source
Sorry, Bruce, but you are still a man. Having surgery and a name changes doesn’t really change anything at all. When you stand before the God that created you, you will stand there as a man, albeit a lost one if you don’t get saved now while you still have time.
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June 2, 2015
“It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives.” —John Adams, Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1756
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It takes courage to come out conservative in Hollywood. And actor Vince Vaughn, known for his roles in “assembly-line comedies,” has stepped into the political crosshairs. “You think the politicians that run my country and your country don’t have guns in the schools their kids go to? They do,” Vaughn told UK-based Sky News. “And we should be allowed the same rights. Banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat. Taking away guns, taking away drugs, the booze, it won’t rid the world of criminality. … In all of our schools it is illegal to have guns on campus, so again and again these guys go and shoot up these … schools because they know there are no guns there. They are monsters killing six-year-olds.” Hollywood and UK media quickly labeled Vaughn an idiot. But Charles C. W. Cooke notes that Vaughn’s thinking is correct, if a bit underdeveloped, as Vaughn never specifies how he envisions guns in schools. But Vaughn gets the concept of self-defense: “It’s well known that the greatest defense against an intruder is the sound of a gun hammer being pulled back.” Given that Hollywood hypocrites make so much money from gratuitous violence, it’s refreshing to hear an actor support the Second Amendment.
In recent years, Chicago has been the focal point of attention regarding violence among minorities in large cities, but Baltimore has rocketed up the chain after a record-setting number of homicides in May. Criminal activity jumped following the death of Freddie Gray, and the spree continued on Sunday with three additional felonious deaths. The month ended with a staggering 43 murders, the most of any May and “the deadliest month since the early 1970s, when 44 people were killed in December 1971 and 45 people in August 1972,” USA Today reported. Unsurprisingly, the upward swing in homicides is commensurate with a precipitous drop in the number of suspects being apprehended (32% by one estimate). The city has registered 116 homicides year-to-date. And while that may not sound impressive compared to areas like Chicago, on a per-capita-basis Baltimore in its current climate is actually far more dangerous. As Daily Caller contributor Derek Hunter writes, “The 48 murders in Chicago [in May] are disturbing, but the city has a population of 2.7 million people. In the month of May, there was one murder for every 56,250 Chicagoans. Meanwhile in Baltimore, a city with a population of only 622,000, their 43 murders puts them at a rate of one murder for every 14,465 residents.” In other words, “Residents of Baltimore were 3.8 times more likely to be murdered than residents of Chicago in the month of May,” Hunter concludes. Most alarmingly, imagine the homicide figures in a city like Chicago if it were to experience a Freddie Gray-type incident.
This is the key question: How do the National Institute of Justice and Michigan State University define “far right” groups? Through the NIJ, the Department of Justice awarded a $585,719 grant to MSU to study how “extremist groups use web forums, social media, and technology to enculturate and radicalize individuals to violence.” It’s a question worth studying, as the U.S. government currently worries about supposed “lone-wolf” terrorism. While the study aims to analyze extremists’ social networks to “identify the hidden networks of individuals who engage in extremist movements based on geographic location and ideological similarities” (which is a good descriptor of Jihadistan), the study will look at three jihadist forums — but four from the “far Right.” There are questions about what the Obama administration considers to be dangerous right-wing groups. MSU could be studying the sovereign citizen movement. But in 2009, Mark Alexander warned that Obama’s government was warily eyeing the Tea Party movement. In that same year, the Department of Homeland Security thought veterans returning from combat could be dangerous. If MSU wants to remain objective, it should also study the communications of far-Left groups. But then again is objectivity the point? More…
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FEATURED RIGHT ANALYSIS
By Paul Albaugh
Compared to this time last year, Americans are paying much less at the gas pump. Enjoy it while you can, though, because gas prices are about to rise. The expected price increase isn’t due to chaos in the Middle East or a shortage of fossil fuels. No, it’s due to the Environmental Protection Agency and its newly released proposal to increase ethanol production. By the way, do you like your food bill? Get ready, because that’s about to increase too.
The EPA’s proposed three-year ethanol mandate will increase the amount of biofuel mixed into the gasoline supply. This may sound great to supporters of so-called renewable energy, but it’s actually doubling down on a terrible idea.
Why? Well, there are several problems with requiring more ethanol in America’s fuel.
First, several gasoline refiners have warned that the proposal “moves more quickly than the market can support.” In 2007, when Congress expanded the Renewable Fuel Standard, only half of all gasoline contained 10% ethanol. Right now, nearly all of the gasoline produced and used in the U.S. contains 10% ethanol. However, the decrease in demand for gasoline due to more fuel-efficient vehicles means a corresponding decrease in demand for ethanol. The EPA would rather ignore reality and aims to increase ethanol production anyway.
According to The Hill, the EPA “set its overdue 2014 requirements at the actual level of production — 15.93 billion gallons of biofuel — increasing the total to 16.3 billion gallons this year and 17.4 billion gallons in 2016. The statutory requirement for 2016 is 22.25 billion gallons.” Under the EPA’s new proposal, about 4.7 billion gallons of renewable fuel are expected to come from advanced forms of biofuel such as cellulosic ethanol derived from plant mass material, despite its slower-than-expected development. The remainder will be corn-based ethanol, which brings us to problem number two: increased food costs.
The mandate drives up food prices because corn is a staple food and is also used by livestock for feed. Has anyone noticed the skyrocketing price of beef over the last several years? Furthermore, if more corn is used for ethanol, then there is less food for people in the world who are starving. Quite the double standard for progressives and environmentalists who rage about the human population dying from climate change. No doubt hungry people would love to have some corn to eat, but, nah, let’s burn it for fuel so we can save mankind in the future.
Last year, Mark Alexander noted some staggering statistics that are worth repeating: More than 90% of our nation’s corn crop went toward feeding people and livestock in the year 2000, with less than 5% of the crop going toward ethanol. In 2013, however, a whopping 40% went toward ethanol. To illustrate this grossly inefficient use of our natural resources, the amount of grain required to fill a 25-gallon automotive fuel tank with ethanol is enough grain to feed one person for an entire year.
The third problem with the EPA proposal is that ethanol itself is more costly for drivers and consumers. Despite auto engines being built to better handle ethanol’s corrosive effects, ethanol gasoline causes significant and costly mechanical problems for small boat engines and yard equipment. But auto engines are about to be impacted in the near future, too. How so? It turns out that Barack Obama is set to pledge $100 million to expand the use of ethanol blender pumps to allow drivers to mix more ethanol into their gasoline. Sure, it may work for new flex fuel vehicles, but not so well for older cars. Some people won’t discover that until it’s too late.
This is a pathetic pledge and ultimately pathetic policy, funded by the American taxpayer. People will have to pay a little more in taxes to pay for these pumps, pay a little more for the ethanol that comes out of the pumps and then pay more to fix what the ethanol destroys.
The final problem with the EPA’s proposal — and perhaps one of the primary reasons for it — is that there are subsidy recipients who stand to profit handsomely. In other words, the government is picking winners. While we’re not opposed to people and businesses making profits, we are adamantly opposed to the central planners who by regulations and fiats force products into the market. Some farmers and ecofascists stand to benefit, but when free market principles are cast aside America loses.
In the coming months, we’ll be watching to see where the Republican presidential candidates stand on this issue. So far, most of them are singing praises of the ethanol mandate. It seems they’re more concerned about getting votes in Iowa and bowing to King Corn than they are for standing for free market principles. Note to Republican presidential candidates: Try not to get on board with the ethanol mandate, because it’s ultimately part of Obama’s climate change agenda.
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OPINION IN BRIEF
Dennis Prager: “[C]onservatives believe that good is achieved far more gradually than liberals do. The process of making a better world is largely a one-by-one-by-one effort. And it must be redone in every single generation. The noblest generation ever born still has to teach its children how to battle their natures. If it doesn’t, even the best society will begin to rapidly devolve, which is exactly what conservatives believe has been happening to America since the end of World War II. The Left does not focus on individual character development. Rather, it has always and everywhere focused on social revolution. … The Founders all understood that the transformation that every generation must work on is the moral transformation of each citizen. Thus, character development was at the core of both childrearing and of young people’s education at school. … [F]reedom requires self-control. Otherwise, external controls — which means an ever more powerful government — would have to be imposed. The more that Leftist ideas influence society the less character education there is. … [T]he age-old wisdom embraced by conservatives remains as true as ever: Before you fix society, you must first fix yourself.”
Insight: “Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.” —author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922-2007)
Non Compos Mentis, Part I: “[T]he best way to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon is a verifiable, tough agreement. A military solution will not fix it. Even if the United States participates, it would temporarily slow down an Iranian nuclear program but it will not eliminate it.” —Barack Obama, taking options off the table when he promised not to do so
Non Compos Mentis, Part II: “People don’t remember, but when I came into office, the Untied States in world opinion ranked below China and just barley above Russia, and today once again, the Untied States is the most respected country on earth.” —Barack Obama
Non Compos Mentis, Part III: “As I always point out, democracy is hard. I think many of the things said about me are terribly unfair. But the reason American democracy has survived so long is because people, even if they are wrong, have the right to say what they think.” —Barack Obama
Village Idiots: “We must find a formula which is valuable for everybody and valuable for the U.S. without going to the Congress.” —French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on reaching a climate accord in Paris later this year
Woman of the people: “Go to the end of the line.” —Hillary Clinton to supporters wanting a photograph with her
And last… “Hillary Clinton’s campaign revealed she’ll announce for president at a rally next week in New York. She’ll kick off the day by giving an interview to George Stephanopoulos of ABC News. The announcement was made by Hillary Clinton’s press spokesman, George Stephanopoulos of ABC News.” —Argus Hamilton
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1) Supreme Court ruling on Abercrombie headscarf case religious liberty win for all Americans
Muslim Woman Denied Job Over Head Scarf Wins in Supreme Court, New York Times (Adam Liptak)
Supreme Court rules against Abercrombie in hijab case, Politico (Marianne Levine)
2) Bruce Jenner ‘coming out’ as woman denial of human status as creatures, not personal Creators
Caitlyn, Formerly Bruce, Jenner Introduces Herself in Vanity Fair, New York Times (Ravi Somaiya)
Caitlyn Jenner to receive courage award at ESPY’s, Washington Post (Matt Bonesteel)
3) Transgender baptism liturgy proposed to Church of England symptom of theological confusion
Church of England to consider transgender naming ceremony, The Guardian (Karen McVeigh)
In other news…
U.S. top court throws out man’s conviction for Facebook threats, Reuters (Lawrence Hurley)
North Carolina Governor Vows to Veto a Bill Seen as Targeting Gay Marriage, The New York Times (Alan Blinder)
Diplomatic Activism Won’t Bring Israeli-Palestinian Peace :: Inbar in Israel Hayom
by Efraim Inbar
June 1, 2015
The McAvany Intel Memo
The insidious nature of Common Core is finally coming out. Many of its supporters have been quick to say that the federal government didn’t come up with Common Core, nor does it control it. While the former statement is true, it’s misleading. And the latter statement is no longer true at all. The federal government is in firm control of Common Core testing. And he who controls the tests also controls what is taught. Every dictator in history made controlling education the foundation of their rule. Adolf Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf, “Whoever has the youth has the future.”
For Hitler, education was the key to making sure the Third Reich would last for 1,000 years. That was the sole purpose of education – to ensure that a child was loyal to the Nazi state. Stalin was no different. He believed exams were key to educational control because they determined what was taught. He also rewrote the nation’s history when he ordered the writing of the book A Short History of the USSR. He required that every school teach this book. Mao Zedong believed a nation’s youth were eager to learn and the least conservative, so they could be manipulated easily. He wanted the nation’s youth to purge the “impure” elements of Chinese society – including the turning in of parents who were critical of the government or less than enthusiastic about its policies, so they could be executed. And a major part of this education was to revive the revolutionary flame and keep it burning.
[ED. NOTE: Lilly Williams, who grew up in Red China under Mao’s communist educational system and now lives in America, says that the Common Core program is almost identical to the communist educational system under Mao. From complete control of the curriculum to the total Marxist/socialist content; from the total dumbing down of the children to the teaching of the children to be 100% subservient to the state (i.e., the destruction of all dissent or opposition); from the record keeping and testing of the children to the spying on parents who may disagree with or oppose the system; from the state deciding what the children can and cannot do (i.e., what jobs they can hold) when they are grown to total surveillance of all children and their families for life – Williams says this is the same communist educational system she grew up under in China. The major difference in Common Core is that it will be implemented in a very high-tech, computerized world, so the control will be far more complete than in Chairman Mao’s low-tech world of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.]
(Excerpt from McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, March 2015
What really happened in Ireland’s “gay marriage” election: Massive US-funded “gay” blitzkrieg as never seen before.
by Marsha West
Mass Resistance has done a thorough analysis of what happened in Ireland. To win, the radical gay lobby had to spend a lot of money — and they did. Estimates range from $17 – $25 million which is roughly 50 times what was raised and spent by pro-normal marriage groups. And homosexual activists didwhat they do best. They played on the Irish […]
Obama drops by Our Lady of Charity, becoming first U.S. president to visit Miami shrine to Cuban saint
by Marsha West
According to a Miami Herald report, our president, who says he’s a born again Christian, honored a Roman Catholic saint:
President Barack Obama extended a symbolic olive branch Thursday to Miami’s Cuban Americans by paying his respects to the shrine of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre in Coconut Grove.
Earlier in the day, Obama visited the National Hurricane Center and met privately with the Pinecrest family of Steven Sotloff, the journalist slain last year by the Islamic State, to offer condolences.
The surprise afternoon stop at the shrine by the sea, better known by its Spanish name, La Ermita de la Caridad, comes at a time when many Cuban exiles remain miffed by the president’s decision last December to restore diplomatic relations with the communist island, especially since Obama made no effort to reach out to Miami leaders prior to his announcement.
Pro-life Idaho law banning 20-week abortions struck down by appeals court
by Marsha West
According to Christian Examiner:
Pre-born babyJust a few weeks after the House of Representatives passed a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down an Idaho law that bans abortions after 20 weeks.
The Idaho law was signed into law four years ago — the third of its kind at the time — called the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” designed to shield an unborn child from pain during an abortion procedure.
The lawsuit was the first of its kind brought against any of those that have been passed, according to Lifenews.com.
Jewish Priests Perform Pentecost Temple Service In Anticipation Of Third Temple
On Monday, on a mountain ridge overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem and the ancient Temple Mount, kohanim (ancestral priests) performed a dry run of the Temple Service for the Shavuot (Pentecost) holiday. “We’ve come here because we want to be part of the End of Times and prophecy,” said a woman, who learned of the event through the Temple Institute website…………. Click here for full story
From New Israel To New Babylon – Casual Christianity Coming To An End In America
For conservative Christians, a psychological adjustment is taking place. In a de-Christianized culture, it becomes harder to imagine yourself part of a “moral majority.” One option is for conservative Christians to imagine themselves as an aggrieved and repressed remnant. This attitude is expressed as stridency, but it is really the fear of lost social position. America, once viewed as the New Israel, becomes the new Babylon. …………. Click here for full story
The Pattern Of Failure – Lessons From 246 Pastors Who Fell Within A Two Year Period
The study examined 246 men in full-time ministry who experienced moral failure within a two-year period. As far as Hendricks could discern, these full-time clergy were born-again followers of Jesus. Though they shared a common salvation, these men also shared a common feat of devastation; they had all, within 24 months of each other, been involved in an adulterous relationship. After interviewing each man, Hendricks compiled four common characteristics of their lives. ………… Click here for full story
Letter to Teens Unboxing Their First Smartphone
Because this is a world caught up in a great cosmic battle between good and evil, every new technology enters into the fight. Every technology brings some benefits and some risks. For every good thing your phone can do, there are other evil things it can do. You will have the choice before you every day and every moment — will you use it for good or for evil? Will you use it to carry out the tasks God has given you, or will you use it to hinder those tasks? ………. Click here for full story
Implants To Aid Payment With A Wave Of The Hand
Is it retail therapy gone mad? The dawn of a new cyborg age? Or a new meaning to going down under? Whatever the case, a fair proportion of Australians are receptive to technology mixing with their precious human organic flesh, if it means making payments at retail stores is easier………… Click here for full story
Radical Feminist Germaine Greer slams Elton John because his “husband” is named as “mother” on birth certificates of their two sons
Jun 01, 2015 02:00 pm | Marsha West
What is surprising here is not that Elton John is named “father” and David Furnish is named “mother” on their children’s birth certificates. It’s that Germaine Greer, who was a major promoter of women’s liberation in the 70’s, would have a problem with it. Seems she’s a bit worried that the motherhood concept has been deconstructed. Greer complained: […]
British Columbia considers removing gender from birth certificates
Jun 01, 2015 08:39 am | Berean Researcher
Oh Canada. Transgender Canadians who have already successfully lobbied provincial and federal governments to make it easier to amend sex designations on key identity documents are now pushing for another change: to abolish gender references altogether from birth certificates. This report via National Post: The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has agreed to review complaints filed […]
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Catholic group exposes Red influence in the Vatican
May 29, 2015 10:32 am | Marsha West
(Accuracy In Media) Doing the research and investigative work that the major U.S. media have all but abandoned, an organization called the American Life League (ALL) has uncovered dramatic evidence of links between the highest levels of the Roman Catholic Church and an international communist group known as the World Social Forum. The evidence suggests […]
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New Fox TV Drama ‘Lucifer’ to Glamorize Devil as ‘Charming’ Nightclub Owner in ‘City of Angels’
May 28, 2015 10:41 am | Marsha West
(Christian News Network) A new television drama to be released by Fox next year will seek to glamorize the devil in a hypothetical story about Satan’s earthly life as the owner of a posh nightclub in America’s City of Angels. “Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar has abandoned his throne and retired to L.A., where […]
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Posted: 02 Jun 2015 06:18 AM PDT
Multiple bomb threats against U.S. aircraft were made on Tuesday, according to NBC News. Government sources said the threats were not credible. The threats, five in total, were similar to chemical weapon threats against aircraft last week. It was determined that the claims were fake, and there was speculation that the threats could have been made by an ISIS “lone wolf,” NBC News reported.
A U.S. Airways flight and its passengers were searched after the plane landed at Philadelphia International Airport Tuesday morning. The airport confirmed there was an ongoing police investigation after Flight 648 from San Diego landed as scheduled in Philly, with 88 passengers and five crew on board. In addition to the U.S. Airways flight, threats were made about a Delta flight to Atlanta, a United flight to Chicago O’Hare, a Korean Air flight to San Francisco and a Volare Air flight to Gudalajara, Mexico, according to government sources. FULL REPORT
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|Trendies Ready for Ultimate Wearable: “Chip Implanted in Their Skin Used for Payments”Posted: 02 Jun 2015 06:12 AM PDT
The Mark of the Beast is more almost here than ever before. As SHTF has previously noted, the likelihood of a forced RFID implant under the guise of a martial law pandemic emergency might be a little too obvious, as far as future tyranny goes. Before it comes to that, it seems plenty of people will be voluntarily subjecting themselves to cattle-like status, by jumping at the chance to ditch the inconvenience of a wallet and get a “smarter” payment system that can be embedded under their skin. Via the Business Insider:
A mind-boggling 25% of Australians say they are at least “slightly interested” at the prospect of having a chip implanted in their skin that could be used for payments, new research has found. The research by credit card company Visa and the University of Technology Sydney found Australians are open to the prospect of paying for items using wearable tech including smart watches, rings, glasses and even a connected car. FULL REPORT
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|Florida Court Rules “Off Grid” Living IllegalPosted: 02 Jun 2015 06:07 AM PDT
Robin Speronis had been living in an off-grid home for many years without incident, until she was interviewed by a local FOX affiliate in November of 2013. Shortly thereafter, the city of Cape Coral tagged a “notice to vacate” on her property, due to multiple code violations, all of which stem from the fact that her home isn’t connected to water, sewage, or the electrical grid. The city has tried to argue that she is in violation of the International Property Maintenance Code for relying on rainwater and solar panels, instead of utilities.
Since that time, Speronis has been fighting the courts for her right live off the grid. Magistrate Harold Eskins recently ruled that she can live without using water or electricity, but she still has to be connected to these utilities no matter what. Despite his ruling, Eskins admitted to the press that the code may be unfair, “Reasonableness and code requirements don’t always go hand-in-hand.” Despite his supposed sympathies, he still feels compelled to enforce the code.
Still, Speronis has decided not to give up, and will continued to defend her case in court. Even if she doesn’t win, she has no plans to leave her home. “Even if they board the house up, I’m not leaving…They did the best they could when they took my dogs and arrested me. It fell apart because I’m unshakable.” FULL REPORT
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|Airport Screeners Flunk Bomb TestsPosted: 02 Jun 2015 06:00 AM PDT
Transportation Security Administration screeners failed to find 67 of 70 fake explosives and weapons during an undercover Homeland Security test at dozens of airports. CNN reported “red teams” with Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General’s section were able to bring banned objects across the screening stations in the majority of test runs.
The report from the agency is due to be written and formally presented to Congress this summer. But the numbers don’t bear well on TSA. “The numbers in these reports never look good out of context, but they are a critical element in the continual evolution of our aviation security.” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said the finding was “deeply alarming,” CNN reported. FULL REPORT
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|What’s next? Earthquakes, volcanoes give Japan the jittersPosted: 02 Jun 2015 05:51 AM PDT
Last Saturday’s 8.1-magnitude earthquake was the fourth major seismic event to strike Japan in one week, suggesting that a period of relative stability in the tectonic plates beneath the country has come to an end. From Hokkaido in the north of Japan to Kyushu at the other end of the archipelago, the shaking started at 8:23 pm on Saturday. It began as a slight shaking of the ground before quickly building up to more violent movements. For anyone who experienced the magnitude 8.1 earthquake, it seemed to last a lot longer than the three minutes that were recorded by the Japan Meteorological Agency’s instruments. The tremor was the sixth-largest to strike Japan in the last 100 years and instantaneously brought back images of the devastation caused the length of the coastline of north-east Japan in March 2011 by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
This time, however, Japan got off very lightly. Emergency services reported a dozen minor injuries, hundreds of elevators halted, and people had to walk down staircases to leave buildings, trains were halted until track inspections could be carried out, while similar checks were carried out at Narita and Haneda airports. With a focus 682 km below the surface, damage was negligible and the quake did not trigger a tsunami – but Japan is jittery because it struck the day after a volcano off the south coast erupted, and parts of the mountain town of Hakone are still off-limits due to volcanic activity. On May 25, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 struck just north of Tokyo, shaking tall buildings in the city and disrupting train services. For many people, four significant seismic events in the space of one week is cause for serious concern.
“After the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, the whole of the Japanese archipelago has been activated,” Naoshi Hirata, a professor of earthquake science at The University of Tokyo, and an advisor to the government on the impact of major tremors, told DW. “Immediately after the quake there was a lot of seismic activity, but that appeared to taper off,” he said. “But we must remember that Japan is one of the most seismically active parts of the world, and we need to expect this degree of activity.”Experts admit that the sciences of both earthquakes and volcanoes are still imprecise, but the connections between the two are similarly poorly understood. FULL REPORT
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|Two people die of MERS in South Korea – fight is on to keep the outbreak from spreadingPosted: 02 Jun 2015 05:47 AM PDT
South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country’s first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, as it fights to contain the spread of the virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East. South Korea has reported 24 cases of the disease since diagnosing the country’s first MERS illness last month in a man who had traveled to Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries. South Korea’s cases have largely connections to the first patient, either medical staff who treated him, or patients who stayed near the man at the hospital before he was diagnosed and isolated and their family members.
Tests on a 58-year-old woman who died of acute respiratory failure Monday showed she had been infected with the disease before her death, the Health Ministry said in a statement. A 71-year-old man who tested positive for the virus last week has also died, it said. The statement said both stayed at the same hospital with the first patient. Health officials said Tuesday that about 750 people in South Korea were isolated at their homes or in state-run facilities after having contact with patients infected the virus. They said the number could rise and that depending on their conditions many of the isolated could be banned from leaving the country. Last week, the son of one of the patients ignored doctor’s orders to cancel a trip to China, where he was later diagnosed as that country’s first MERS case. FULL REPORT
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|Strongest earthquake in 41 years jolts region of New Zealand’s South IslandPosted: 02 Jun 2015 05:41 AM PDT
The 4.7–magnitude earthquake that rocked parts of Otago last night was believed to be the strongest experienced in the region since 1974. It struck at 11.17pm at a depth of 7km, centered 2km northeast of Lee Stream, some 30km west of Dunedin. The quake was felt in various parts of Otago, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage. Adrian Bardrick, publican at the Clarks Junction Hotel, on State Highway 87, only about 12km from the epicenter, said they received a pretty good “sort of thump.” It rattled the bottles, he said. “But there was no damage.” The hotel was cleaning up after a good evening.
The largest quake significantly affecting Dunedin in the past several decades was on April 9, 1974. It was magnitude 5 and dislodged grocery stock and damaged some chimneys. The quake on October 16 last year was magnitude 4.1 at a depth of 4km and in almost the same place as last night’s shake. Police early this morning received several calls but no reports of damage. Otago Daily Times columnist Dave Cannan said: “It seemed to go on for some time – and I started to wonder if it was going to stop. Fairly scary, I have to say.” The ODT Facebook page attracted plenty of comments. FULL REPORT
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|Volcanic Earthquake in South California — Volcano Peak shows activityPosted: 02 Jun 2015 05:33 AM PDT
Just before the swarm of Oregon earthquakes, there were two volcanic related earthquakes which occurred in Salton Sea at the Volcanic Buttes in South California, and in South Utah at the Markagunt Volcanic Plateau. Now, we see that Volcano Peak in South Central California is showing signs of seismic unrest. FULL REPORT
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|Is ‘San Andreas’ A Cryptic Warning About What Is Going To Happen In America’s Future?Posted: 01 Jun 2015 08:51 PM PDT
Hollywood has a long history of inserting political messages, social commentaries, subliminal effects and even cryptic warnings about the future into big budget films. So is someone attempting to use “San Andreas” to tell us something? For many years, doomsayers have been warning that the “Big One” is going to come along and rip the coastline of California to shreds. Up until this moment, it hasn’t happened, but without a doubt we have moved into a time of increased geological activity all over the globe. As you read this article, 42 volcanoes around the planet are currently erupting. That means that the number of volcanoes erupting right now is greater than the 20th century’s average for an entire year. In addition, we have been witnessing a great deal of very unusual earthquake activity lately.
Just in the United States, we have seen unusual earthquakes hit Michigan, Texas, Mississippi, California, Idaho And Washington within the last month or so. Could it be possible that our planet has entered a period of heightened seismic activity? And could it also be possible that someone behind “San Andreas” is aware of this and is trying to warn us about what is coming in our future? Of course just about everyone in the scientific community acknowledges that the “Big One” is eventually coming to California. In fact, the U.S. Geological Survey recently came out and said that the probability of a megaquake along the west coast is greater than they had previously been projecting. FULL REPORT
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|West Virginia Man Sues Educators for Teaching Daughter ‘Religion’ of EvolutionPosted: 01 Jun 2015 08:35 PM PDT
A man in West Virginia has filed a lawsuit against local, state and federal education officials after his daughter was taught about evolution in school, which he refers to as “the propagation of religious faith.” According to the complaint, which was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, Kenneth Smith states that he believes it is damaging for his daughter to be taught evolution.
“Their actions during the 2014-2015 school year affects my child’s future directly through the state grading system to enter college and the ability to earn economic security and a good job in her chosen veterinarian medical field of work, by being taught a faith (evolutionary ideology) that just doesn’t exist and has no math to back it,” he wrote. Smith states that the teaching presents a violation of the Establishment Clause to the United States Constitution and calls upon the federal court to examine any infringements of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. FULL REPORT
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Christian Headlines Daily – Monday, June 2, 2015
Federal Court Strikes Down Idaho Law Banning Abortions after 20 Weeks
British Columbia Considers Removing Sex from Birth Certificates
Hollywood Actor Joins Kurdish Forces to Fight ISIS in Syria
Children ‘Burned Beyond Recognition’ in Barrel Bomb Attacks Killing 200 Syrian Civilians
Michigan’s homeschooling law comes under scrutiny
Jews Protest against Christian Worshippers at Site of the Last Supper
Fake Homophobia Complaint Lands Street Preacher in Jail
Study: Millennials May be the Least Religious Generation in American History
Migrant crisis: Malaysia finds 139 graves in human trafficking camps
West Virginia man sues education officials for teaching his daughter ‘religion’ of evolution
Who is the World’s Most Powerful Woman?
Why You Can’t Always Trust Science
Why Do You Work?
It’s Not Only About Josh Duggar, It’s Also About An Entire SYSTEM of Abuse
Matt Chandler, The Village Church offer apology to Karen Hinkley
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