July 6, 2015 Truth2Freedom Daily News/Commentary Collection

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Jul. 6, 2015

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“No, we don’t think we have to do it,” Hillary Clinton spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri says on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” when asked if Clinton feels she has to turn over e-mail server to show voters she’s trustworthy.

A month from now, 10 Republican presidential candidates will walk out onto a primetime debate stage in Cleveland and confront each other face to face for the first time. If the debate were held today, Donald Trump would be one of them. Two sitting governors, a U.S. senator, the runner-up for the 2012 GOP nomination, and the first female CEO of a Fortune 50 company would all be excluded.

Snowpack supplies about 70 percent of California’s annual precipitation, according to NASA, making it crucial to the water supply of a state that’s experiencing a four-year drought. “It’s unbelievably extreme compared to anything we have on record,” says Frank Gehrke, chief of California cooperative snow surveys for the California Department of Water Resources. “Where we would normally have 5, 6, 10 feet of snow, we’re seeing bare ground.”

Greece’s “no” vote, rejecting further austerity demanded by creditors, left analysts and financial researchers rushing to predict whether the European Central Bank will continue providing the nation’s banks with aid — and what will happen without it. The ECB meets Monday to discuss extending a new lifeline to Greek lenders, which have been closed for a week by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to stem withdrawals and preserve capital. Without an injection from the ECB — or a lower withdrawal limit — ATMs will start running dry soon, Louka Katseli, chairwoman of the National Bank of Greece, said Friday.

Citigroup Inc., the world’s biggest currency trader, said it prefers to bet the euro will decline against the yen, rather than against the dollar, as traders seek haven assets amid the turmoil in Greece and China.

AP Top Stories

Pope Francis travels to the Ecuadorean port of Guayaquil on Monday for a Mass expected to draw more than a million people, as Latin America’s first pontiff tours his home continent with a message of compassion for the weak and respect for an ailing planet.

Members of Congress return Tuesday from July Fourth fireworks and parades facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall.

It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker’s life to drill a so-called “Third Straw” to make sure glittery casinos and sprawling suburbs of Las Vegas can keep getting drinking water from near the bottom of drought-stricken Lake Mead. The pipeline, however, won’t drain the largest Colorado River reservoir any faster. It’s designed to ensure that Las Vegas can still get water if the lake surface drops below two existing supply intakes.

A bomb fell from an Iraqi Sukhoi warplane and exploded in eastern Baghdad on Monday because of a “technical problem”, killing at least seven people, security and medical officials said.

Syrian government forces backed by fighters from Lebanon’s Hezbollah entered the town of Zabadani on Sunday in a bid to take the last rebel-held bastion along the Lebanese border.

Nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India will start the process of joining a security bloc led by China and Russia at a summit in Russia later this week, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday, the first time the grouping has expanded since it was set up in 2001.

The BRICS emerging economies will launch a development bank at a summit this week which President Vladimir Putin hopes will help reduce Western dominance of world financial institutions and show Moscow is not isolated.

Boosting her social media outreach to younger voters, Hillary Rodham Clinton is seeking to offer reassurance to gay youths in a posting that is drawing wide online attention.

A video posted online Saturday purportedly shows Islamic State fighters killing some 25 Syrian government soldiers in the historic town of Palmyra in central Syria. The video showed the soldiers being taken in pickup trucks from the town’s notorious Tadmur prison to the amphitheater. At the theater, they were shot dead by young IS members armed with pistols. Hundreds of people were seen watching the killings.

Two bombs blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram exploded at a crowded mosque and a posh Muslim restaurant in Nigeria’s central city of Jos, killing 51 people, officials said.

Hillary Clinton accused China of “trying to hack into everything that doesn’t move in America” and stealing government information, in strongly worded comments likely to irk Beijing.

BBC

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in more than a month. His appearance comes days after Cuba and the United States announced they were reopening embassies in each other’s capitals on 20 July.

A 79-year old Colombian man has become the first person in the country to die legally by euthanasia. Colombia’s Catholic Church has said euthanasia is morally unacceptable and it has threatened to close its hospitals across the country. Colombia is one of the few countries in the world, and the only one in Latin America, where euthanasia is allowed.

Tunisia has declared a state of emergency, just over a week after 38 tourists, mainly Britons, died in an attack in the resort city of Sousse. The state of emergency gives security forces more powers and limits the right of public assembly.

WND

The Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage opens the door to host of new benefits for same-sex couples, but claiming them means coming out of the closet to employers who may not share the court’s opinion. That’s why gay rights advocates are hoping to ride the momentum of the court’s landmark decision and push for workplace protections they say are needed to allow gay and transgender people to live openly.

A review of several credibly researched global indices makes clear economic freedom in the United States has dropped in an alarming fashion since the year 2000, with no reversal in the trend yet evident from the Obama administration’s highly touted “economic recovery.”


Top News – 7/6/2015

Three Systems Over the Western Pacific
As of Monday morning, EDT, Tropical Storm Chan-hom is located approximately 1,170 miles southeast of Kadena Air Base. Chan-hom is moving to the northwest at 9 mph. Maximum sustained winds are 65 mph with gusts to 80 mph.

Turkey ‘planning to invade Syria’
Turkey has sent shock waves through the Middle East by preparing plans to send troops into Syria for the first time, turning the civil war into an international conflict on Europe’s borders.

Israel losing Democrats, ‘can’t claim bipartisan US support,’ top pollster warns
New survey by Frank Luntz shows almost half of Democratic ‘opinion elites’ think Israel is racist, barely half believe it wants peace, and three quarters feel it has too much influence on US policy.

Obama Trying to Make US Leftist Jews “Mainstream’
A recent meeting between National Security Council officials and the left-wing Breaking the Silence group barely made headlines but was a significant move in President Barack Obama’s agenda to justify his view that Israel is an “occupier.”

Hackers hacked: Malware firm’s data leaked, ties with regimes exposed
.An Italian company that sells hacking tools to various governments was apparently itself the target of a hacker attack, resulting in its internal documents being leaked online and its deals with countries such as Sudan and Saudi Arabia exposed

Pope comes ‘home’ to South America to defend planet and the poor
Pope Francis flew into Ecuador on Sunday to start a “homecoming” tour of South America, where he will champion the rights of the poor and the planet. His visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay – three of the region’s poorest and smallest countries – is Francis’ first abroad since his landmark encyclical urging an end to man’s degradation of the global environment.

Does CNN Think the Messiah is Coming?
For some strange reason, the network appears to think Muslim structures on Temple Mount may soon be gone. A slideshow on CNN’s website depicts 25 buildings that are “on the verge of extinction” and beckons to readers: “Go see them now, before it’s too late: threatened by neglect, the elements, changing architectural trends or ruthless developers, these outstanding buildings are all fighting a hard battle for survival.” The first in the series of photos of doomed structures is none other than that of the Dome of the Rock.

Netanyahu Says Nuke Deal getting Worse by the Day
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met on Monday with Greek Foreign Minister Nikolaos Kotzias, and promised to support the flailing state of Greece as it deals with bankruptcy. “You are arriving here at a critical time for Greece and I appreciate your visit,” Netanyahu said at the start of the meeting. “It expresses the true obligation between us.”

UNESCO settles Jesus baptism site controversy, says Jordan
The announcement of the Al Maghtas site in Jordan – believed by many Christians to be where Jesus was baptized – as a UNESCO World Heritage Site was greeted enthusiastically in that country on Sunday, with Jordanian newspaper Al Rai declaring that the move “put an end to the Israeli claims” that the authentic location is beyond the Jordan River in Israeli territory.

Horrific moment ISIS child executioners brutally shoot dead 25 Syrian regime soldiers…
ISIS has released a significant new execution video from the historic city of Palmyra, in the Syrian desert. Child executioners are shown in the video being forced to brutally slaughter a group of more than 25 regime soldiers. The video shows the soldiers lined up on their knees on the stage of the Roman amphitheatre, which had formerly been used for an annual festival in the city.

Asia shares slide on Greek ‘no’ vote
Asian stock markets headed lower after Greek voters overwhelmingly rejected austerity demands from creditors in Sunday’s referendum. The euro fell across the board after Greece rejected the conditions of a bailout package, increasing the odds of the country’s exit from the eurozone.

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Jos blasts kill scores
Two bomb attacks on the central Nigerian city of Jos have left at least 44 people dead, the authorities say. A restaurant and a mosque were targeted on Sunday night. No-one has claimed responsibility but militant group Boko Haram has attacked Jos before…

Report: Jordan arrests Iranian backed terrorist who was planning attack
Jordanian security forces recently foiled a terror plot in the Kingdom and arrested a suspected terrorist from the Iranian supported Bayt al-Makdis group, Jordanian newspaper Al-Rai reported on Monday. The suspect intended to carry out a terrorist attack in Jordan and a large amount of explosives were uncovered following his arrest in northern Jordan, a source told Al-Rai.

US-led coalition unleashes wave of airstrikes on Raqqa
U.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a wave of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria in what the coalition said Sunday was one of its most sustained aerial operations carried out in Syria to date.

Wildfires break out in Spain, Portugal; 1,350 evacuated
More than 1,350 residents were evacuated in Spain’s northeastern region of Aragon as a wildfire spread through a pine forest amid a lingering heat wave, a local official said Sunday. Five villages were evacuated as flames devoured hills that are 375 kilometers (230 miles) northeast of Madrid, said Javier Lamban, the president of Aragon. The evacuees, who included residents of a retirement home, were transferred to nearby towns.

Greek crisis: ‘No’ vote set for victory as bailout offer rejected
Greek voters have overwhelmingly rejected international creditors’ tough bailout terms in a historic referendum, reigniting fears of a “Grexit” from the eurozone.

Suicide bomber kills five in Nigeria church: police, witness
A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a church in the restive northeastern Nigerian city of Potiskum, killing five worshippers in the latest in a new series of attacks blamed on Boko Haram, a police officer and witness told AFP.

Powers warn Iran ‘now is the time’ for nuclear deal
Global powers upped the pressure on Iran late Sunday warning now was “the time” to strike an elusive deal curbing its nuclear ambitions, as the US said the fate of the talks hung in the balance.

Bible Codes Film Sheds Light on Current World Darkness
It is, however, worth noting that traditional Judaism has always known that God encrypted the Bible with everything that was, is and will be.


Top Headlines – 7/6/2015

Hoenlein: France is reconsidering Security Council resolution

PA warns Hamas: Don’t carry out terror attacks on Palestinian security forces in West Bank

Islamic Jihad in Gaza sets up watch tower next to Israeli border

Palestinian Authority Head Admits “Palestinian People” Don’t Exist

Abbas: ‘Jordan and Palestine are One People in Two States’

CNN lists Dome of the Rock among ‘magnificent structures on the verge of extinction’

Costa Rica becomes 33rd country to launch pro-Israel caucus

Tzohar opens center for verification of Jewish identity in eastern Ukraine

Report: Lebanese Hezbollah and Syrian army enter rebel-held Syrian border city

ISIS suicide bombers strike in Iraqi refinery town

15 killed in bomb attacks on Shiite districts in Iraq

Saudi-led air strikes kill 30 in northern Yemen, Houthis say

Seven Pakistani troops killed as army pushes to finish anti-Taliban offensive

Drones will tear us apart: Pakistani pop’s war fixation

Imprisoned Sudanese Pastors Must Be Proven Innocent or They Will Face the Death Penalty

IDF Readies Iran Strike Team Should Nuclear Talks Fail

Israeli PM warns of growing concessions in Iran nuke talks

France’s Fabius it’s time for Iran to make commitments

Germany sees progress in Iran talks, says final deal requires courage

US will not ‘shave at the margins’ for Iran deal, Kerry says

Kerry: We’ve never been closer to an Iran deal, but it could still go either way

US public opinion expert: Iran deal can still be stopped

Fourth of July-Themed Al Jazeera Video Mocks Americans as Fat, Gun-Toting Racists

Suicide bomber kills six in church in Nigeria

Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming ‘No’ to bailout referendum

Greeks Reject Austerity, Setting Up Euro Showdown

Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum ‘no’ vote

Greece ‘No’ Vote Hits Euro to U.S. Futures Amid Flight to Safety

Greek PM says Athens ready to return to negotiating table

German lawmaker says Greece could be better outside euro

Quartet of crises threatens Europe’s core

Sugar, flour, rice: panicked Greeks stock up on essentials

Think Greece can’t happen in the USA? You’re wrong

Drugs, sex and debauchery: Ex-trader behind secret Twitter account reveals all

Health Insurance Companies Seek Big Rate Increases for 2016

Zuckerberg believes the future of Facebook is telepathy

Tracking kids via microchip ‘can’t be far off,’ says expert

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Barong, Philippines

Raung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 13,000ft

Chaotic unseasonal storms strike Marshall Islands and Guam as eight systems threaten western Pacific

Tropical Storm Chan-hom’s unpredictable behavior puzzles weather experts

Tropical Storm Nangka heading toward Pagan

Tropical Storm Linfa causes floods, knocks out power in northern Philippine towns

Brain-Eating Amoeba Linked to Warm Water Kills California Woman

U.S. Air Force allows rainbow-striped U.S. flag at Arizona base

Catholic activist: Justice Kennedy betrayed Christ in gay marriage decision

US Episcopal Church Approves Same-Sex Marriage; Replaces Terms ‘Man and Woman’ With ‘Couples’

Now’s the Time To End Tax Exemptions for Religious Institutions

Fox News anchor: I didn’t know it was criminal to be a Christian

The Pastorate: What or who is a pastor,  Where did he come from, What does the Bible say

Radical for Jesus a New Kind of Legalism?

Rick Warren to Speak at Papal Mass in Philadelphia

Pastor James Ty Flanders Arrested For Murder After Mistress Went Missing

Man Who Claimed Holy Spirit Guided Investing Accused of $3.5 Million Ponzi Scheme

Brazilian Evangelicals set up a ‘sin free’ version of Facebook

Scientist claims immortality within reach


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July 6, 2015   

THE FOUNDATION

“Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.” —Benjamin Rush, letter to His Fellow Countrymen: On Patriotism, 1773

TOP RIGHT HOOKS

Greece Faces Hard Economic Times of Its Own Making

Ah, the innocence of short-term groupthink. Sixty-one percent of Greeks voted Sunday to resist the economic demands of international creditors. In doing so, the Greeks are strumming their Bouzoukis right into a steaming pile of economic mess. How could they not? International creditors are telling the country to cut its spending, telling the country how to spend its money. And the birthplace of democracy has figured out it can vote itself into regulatory tyranny and a death by entitlement spending. A vote against accepting the repayment plan is a vote for Greece’s bull-headed independence, whatever the consequences. Well, the consequences are dire for the country with the economic clout of Connecticut, as there’s a good chance it will be booted from the Eurozone. Greece’s pile of rubble for an economy will disintegrate even further because it may try to resurrect its own currency, the drachma. Cue the inflation, cold creditors and hard times. While Greece’s plight sounds like the international version of a shopper with five-too-many credit cards, America should not be quick to laugh. Our entitlement spending is increasing our $18 trillion federal debt. Meanwhile, the Greek government plans on going back to the rest of Europe to ask for another bailout, a move that sounds like it will go over like a lead balloon.

10 Holiday Murders in Chicago, Not One by Confederate Flag

Chicago had yet another bloody weekend, as some 64 were shot and 10 killed. Amazingly, this Independence Day weekend was a bit better than last year’s tragic numbers, and not terribly different from any weekend on the shores of Lake Michigan. Leftists continue to cry for something to be done — “Where are the gun laws?” demands Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. But the Windy City sports some of the nation’s toughest gun control laws. Leftists often blame out-of-state guns, but, clearly, this isn’t a “gun problem.” It’s also worth noting that none of the gangbangers doing the shooting were flying Confederate flags, which, we gather from leftist drivel, are responsible for the Charleston murders last month. From the South Carolina state capitol to Amazon and TV Land, the Confederate flag is being purged from society, as if the Left’s politically correct exorcism can heal all racial wounds. Yet there’s nary a peep about the plague of inner city black-on-black violence created by deliberately institutionalized urban poverty plantations, which have become mass breeding grounds for such violence.

CNN Bites the Bullet, Reports Two Former Employees Saved by Gun

How hard must it have been for CNN to report this story: “A former CNN reporter was wounded three times Tuesday night during a deadly shootout with a man who allegedly tried to rob him and his wife in a New Mexico motel room. Chuck de Caro and his wife, former Headline News anchor and CNN correspondent Lynne Russell, were on a road trip and spending the night at an Albuquerque motel when de Caro killed the man during what Russell called an attempted robbery.” No charges will be filed against Caro, who clearly acted in self-defense. “I am really proud of him,” Russell said. “I thank him over and over for saving my life. He really is my hero.” Of course, if the network itself had its way with guns, as typified by former anchor and anti-gun zealot Piers Morgan, this pair wouldn’t have been able to defend themselves, and CNN would be reporting about the deaths of two former CNN employees.

FEATURED RIGHT ANALYSIS

Oregon Bakers Fined, Silenced for Hurting Lesbians’ Feelings

By Nate Jackson

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Not only do Christians who oppose same-sex marriage no longer have their religious liberty, they no longer have the right to free speech. At least that’s what an Oregon judge decided in the case of the bakers who refused to bake the cake for a same-sex wedding. Expect the beatings to continue until morale improves because this is what happens when “love wins.”

In February 2013, Aaron and Melissa Klein, who owned the now-closed Sweet Cakes by Melissa, declined to bake a wedding cake for Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer. At the time, same-sex marriage wasn’t even yet legal in Oregon, but no matter — the offended couple filed a complaint.

In January 2014, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, which enforces discrimination law, decided the Kleins illegally discriminated.

Last Thursday, Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian issued his final decision on the punishment — just in time for Independence Day, and only days after the Supreme Court endorsed “gay marriage.” The Kleins must pay a fine of $135,000 in “emotional damages” to the couple they denied service. The alleged suffering included — no kidding — “acute loss of confidence,” “doubt,” “excessive sleep,” “loss of sleep,” “felt mentally raped, dirty and shameful,” “high blood pressure,” “impaired digestion,” “loss of appetite,” “migraine headaches,” “pale and sick at home after work,” “resumption of smoking habit,” “shock,” “stunned,” “surprise,” “uncertainty,” “weight gain” and “worry.”

Clearly, this couple needs serious counseling, not $135,000.

And to add gratuitous insult to unbelievably ridiculous injury for the Kleins, Avakian put a gag order on them. That’s not terribly surprising, given Avakian’s previously stated desire to “rehabilitate” the Kleins and his association with “Basic Rights Oregon,” a pro-homosexual group. Avakian wrote, “The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries hereby orders [Aaron and Melissa Klein] to cease and desist from publishing, circulating, issuing or displaying, or causing to be published … any communication to the effect that any of the accommodations … will be refused, withheld from or denied to, or that any discrimination be made against, any person on account of their sexual orientation.”

The only thing missing was the horse’s head in their bed.

The gag order is somewhat moot because the Kleins already lost their business to the Rainbow Mafia, but it may still affect the orders they take from home.

“This effectively strips us of all our First Amendment rights,” the Kleins responded. “According to the state of Oregon we neither have freedom of religion or freedom of speech.”

But some rights are more equal than others. “This case is not about a wedding cake or a marriage,” Avakian declared. “It is about a business’s refusal to serve someone because of their sexual orientation. Under Oregon law, that is illegal.”

Avakian is dead wrong. The Kleins declined to endorse same-sex marriage by providing particular services for the couple’s wedding — they did not entirely refuse to serve them because of their gender disorientation pathology.

It’s no small irony that all of this came to a head just before Independence Day. Our nation was founded by pilgrims seeking religious freedom. Our Declaration of Independence cites “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God,” both of which are violated by same-sex marriage. And yet here we are with Rule of Law turned on its head to suit the feelings of the offended.

But the Kleins aren’t going quietly. They wrote, “We will NOT give up this fight, and we will NOT be silenced. We stand for God’s truth, God’s word and freedom for ALL Americans. We are here to obey God not man, and we will not conform to this world. If we were to lose everything it would be totally worth it for our Lord who gave his one and only son, Jesus, for us! God will win this fight!”

The Kleins’ resolve reminds us of the Declaration itself, whose signers declared, “[F]or the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” We pray they ultimately succeed, and we exhort like-minded Patriots to have such a relentless attitude in the battle for Liberty.

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Stephen Moore: “[H]ere’s the dirty little secret that motorists aren’t being told: the so-called highway funding shortfall is a hoax. … The problem is that Congress steals money from the highway trust fund to finance projects that have nothing to do with roads. Overall, about 20 cents of every federal gas tax dollar underwrites non-highway projects like mass transit, bike paths, high-speed rail and bus lines. Think about that the next time you plunge into a watermelon-sized pothole. This year alone roughly $8 billion of highway trust fund money will be raided and used for mass transit projects. Funding rail and buses with the gas tax violates the principle that those who use the infrastructure should pay for it. … Then there is the federal Davis Bacon Act that requires effectively a ‘prevailing wage’ be spent on all federal road projects. This adds as much as 20 percent to the cost of building a road. We could get a free bridge for every five we build, if we could repeal this SOP to the unions. If Congress would implement these two measures alone they could fully fund the interstate roads America needs. … The gas tax is supposed to be a user fee to pay for roads. Right now it pays for Washington waste. The gas tax hike isn’t about roads; it’s about Congress making another bipartisan raid of taxpayers’ wallets.”

SHORT CUTS

The Gipper: “I hope that when you’re my age you’ll be able to say, as I have been able to say: we lived in freedom, we lived lives that were a statement, not an apology.”

Alpha Jackass: “[Clarence Thomas] is a clown in black face sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn’t belong there. … He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America.” —Star Trek actor George Takei, who doubled down before finally apologizing (“It’s one thing to critique Thomas’ positions. I do all the time. But to suggest that’s he’s [a] ‘blackface clown’ and ‘unqualified’ is wrong.” —liberal pundit Marc Lamont Hill)

From the expert on making things up: “They are good people but their ideas are bad. They will be making a whole bunch of stuff up.” —Barack Obama on the Republican field and the economy

Let them eat cake: “I’m not the type to have [guns] in my house. The security at the front of my house might but not in my house. I truly honestly believe we don’t have strict enough gun control laws and it would change a lot.” —Kim Kardashian (Guns for her guards but not for you commoners.)

The BIG Lie: “If we don’t get a deal, if we don’t have a [nuclear] deal [with Iran], if there’s absolute intransigence, if there’s an unwillingness to move on the things that are important, President Obama has always said we’ll be prepared to walk away.” —Secretary of State John Kerry, who really, really wants a deal, on tomorrow’s deadline

Dezinformatsia: “American independence in 1776 was a monumental mistake. We should be mourning the fact that we left the United Kingdom, not cheering it.” —Vox’s Dylan Matthews

And last… “Speaking about a new State Department report, John Kerry said ‘the United States has room to improve’ on human rights. OK, so where are we coming up short? Beheadings or stonings?” —Fred Thompson

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Greece Votes NO – Let The Chaos Begin…

No - Public DomainThe result of the referendum in Greece is a great victory for freedom, but it is also threatens to unleash unprecedented economic chaos all across Europe.  With almost all of the votes counted, it is being reported that approximately 61 percent of Greeks have voted “no” and only about 39 percent of Greeks have voted “yes”.  This is a much larger margin of victory for the “no” side than almost everyone was anticipating, and it represents a stunning rejection of European austerity.  Massive celebrations have erupted on the streets of Athens and other major Greek cities, but the euphoria may not last long.  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is promising that Greece will be able to stay in the euro, but that gives EU bureaucrats and the IMF a tremendous amount of power, because at this point the Greek government is flat broke.  Without more money from the EU and the IMF, the Greek government will not be able to pay its bills and virtually all Greek banks will inevitably collapse.  Meanwhile, the rest of Europe is about to experience a tremendous amount of pain as financial markets respond to the results of this referendum.  The euro is already plummeting, and most analysts expect European bond yields to soar and European stocks to drop substantially when trading opens on Monday morning. (Read More….)


Flashback to Dec. 17, 2014: The EU parliament backed Palestinian state ‘in principle’ 498 – 88, the day the Euro started collapse

Israel has been hammered by a series of diplomatic rebuffs across Europe after the European parliament voted overwhelmingly for qualified recognition of the Palestinian state.

The vote on Wednesday came on the same day as a meeting of signatories to the Geneva conventions warned that Israel must respect international humanitarian law in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The rare international meeting in Switzerland of the high contracting parties to the Geneva conventions was boycotted by Israel, the US, Canada and Australia.

In a further upset for Israel, the EU’s second-highest court ordered the removal of Hamas from a terrorist blacklist, citing legal problems with the listing, though it added that the Islamist group’s assets would remain frozen for three months pending an almost certain appeal.


Cruz: Sad We’ll Have an Embassy in Cuba Before Jerusalem

“How sad is it that under the Obama administration the United States is going to have an embassy in Havana before we have an embassy in Jerusalem?” Cruz said Wednesday’s on the Hugh Hewitt Show, in remarks reported by the Breitbart website.

“I think this is a serious mistake.”

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Today’s Greek tragedy is Obama’s legacy tomorrow

Lord Monckton warns of president ‘bankrupting the nation he hates’

The hideous lesson from the Greek tragedy unfolding with the stately inexorability of an Aeschylean play is that Mr. Obama favors every one of the lunatic policies that, having already devastated Russia and China, are now destroying Greece and will soon put an end to free-market capitalism not only throughout Europe but also in the country whose dedication to liberty once made it most successful: the United States.

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Why Trump is resonating on the right

He may be an object of derision to many followers of the 2016 presidential race, but advocates for tougher border laws are cheering Donald Trump’s controversial statements on immigration.

While they say Trump’s rhetoric could be improved, groups opposed to illegal immigration are hoping Trump’s recent headlines will force other Republican candidates to take firmer stances on border security.

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Entire Staff of Tennessee County Clerk’s Office Resigns Over Supreme Court ‘Gay Marriage’ Ruling

Christian News Network reports:

The entire staff of a county clerk’s office in Tennessee has resigned following the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling declaring that all 50 states must legalize same-sex “marriage.”

Three women who work at the Decatur County office announced their resignations this past week, which will be effective July 14. Clerk Gwen Pope, and employees Sharon Bell and Mickey Butler all have decided to leave their jobs because of their Christian convictions.

“It’s kind of sort of like you don’t want to draw attention to yourself for any reason,” Pope told local television station WBIR, stating that she never sought press over the matter. “That’s not why we’re doing this. Not doing it in any way to draw attention to us. It’s for the glory of God. He’s going to get all the glory.”

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Black Lives Matter July 4th Protest Rally Ended With Torching Of The American Flag

‘Black lives matter’ protesters burn American flag

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Barack Obama’s dream come true, an America divided by racism and racial hatred. We have already showed you how the Ferguson protests were organised by Obama’s boss George Soros to the tune of $33 million dollars. The Progressive Left will not stop until the cities of America are in flames and run with blood of racial hatred. This is Obama’s America 2015.

To the Tampa Black Lives Matter protesters who turned out to “end racist violence,” the American flag is nothing more than a “piece of s**t.” “To us the Confederate flag and the American flag, those represent the same thing which is that this country, this social system was built on slavery and genocide,” said protester Jesse Nevel, who represented the Uhuru Solidarity Movement.

Video captured the protesters burning the American flag while chanting “black lives matter.” Alekos Zambrano of Raices en Tampa organized the protest. He seemed to not anticipate the flag burning, but didn’t apologize for it.

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“I’m not sure what message that sent. We just organized the event to make sure people came here and had an outlet to express themselves. We didn’t plan every detail,” he told 10 News.

Others were indifferent to desecrating the flag, too.

“It’s important to show solidarity with people of color because we’re all in this together. We all have a responsibility to try and make sure that people are safe and continue that American dream,” Kathy Morris said.

Protesters also carried a flag with a peace symbol. That was spared. It’s not the first time Nevel’s group has burned an American flag. The Uhuru Solidarity Movement staged a similar event in late June in Brooksville, Florida.

“Both the Confederate and the U.S. flags represent slavery, genocide and bloodshed. This country was built on the oppression of African people. White violence is as old as America itself. It is time white people to stand up and take responsibility for this history. Reparations for stolen black lives!” Nevel said, according to the group’s website. source



Americans Were Asked If God Gave The U.S. A Special Role In Human History – Here’s The Result

Despite notions of rising secularism and dwindling faith in the USA, the majority of Americans still see divine intervention at play when it comes to the United States’ role in the world, according to a new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute…………  Click here for full story


Polyamorous Rights Advocates See Marriage Equality Coming For Them

Like others across the country last week, a Washington, D.C., couple and their housewarming guests buzzed about the Supreme Court’s ruling that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states. But they were far more interested in Chief Justice John Roberts’ dissent than the majority opinion that made same-sex marriage the law of the land…………  Click here for full story

 
ISIS Caliphate Or Ottoman Empire? Turkey Prepares To Invade Syria

Turkey has sent shock waves through the Middle East by preparing plans to send troops into Syria for the first time, turning the civil war into an international conflict on Europe’s borders ………  Click here for full story


Government Crusade Against Churches Begins With Removal Of Non-Profit Status

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision mandating that states reward same-sex marriages throughout the nation, churches across the country prepare for the inevitable assault on their tax-exempt statuses………..  Click here for full story


Implantable Biochips May Soon Replace Injections And Pills

I can’t help it. I just instinctively recoil when I hear about another deal made between pharmaceutical corporations and biotechnology companies. Add in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and I am instantly suspicious. So was Rob Matheson at TechSwarm, who reported that an implantable, microchip-based device may soon replace the injections and pills now needed to treat chronic diseases…….  Click here for full story

Evangelicals create ‘sin-free’ Facebook

Posted: 06 Jul 2015 07:10 AM PDT

I admire anyone who strives for perfection. There’s a glory in it. A certain madness, too. I worry, though, when humans are expected to be perfect. We are all stained by so many sins that no celestial detergent could ever remove them all. Still, a group of Evangelical Christians in Brazil is trying to do its part to cleanse humanity of its bikini pics, its cursing and its general tendency toward fornication. It has created Facegloria, a social network specifically for those of a holy heart. As Agence France-Presse reports, the site was formed by a group of Evangelicals who worked at the mayor’s office in Ferraz de Vasconcelos, near Sao Paulo. 

Their aim was to do the moral and spiritual cleaning-up that Facebook won’t. Sins sanctioned by the site include swearing — there are 600 banned words — as well as any depictions that the site deems naughty sexually, violent or just otherwise objectionable. In this category falls homosexuality. These Evangelical Christians regard it as sinful. So Facegloria refuses to allow anything that even remotely suggests a gay existence. Some might therefore feel their breakfast rising toward their eyebrows when they read this quote from co-founder Atilla Barros: “We want to be morally and technically better than Facebook.” FULL REPORT

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Here comes the Wave of “Gay” Comics

Posted: 06 Jul 2015 07:05 AM PDT

Mainstream comic book publishers have tried for years to draw a more diverse readership by incorporating gay characters and storylines. Lately, they have faced increased competition from smaller publishers that want to go more mainstream and already have an established roster of inclusive offerings. As the comic book industry prepares to gather at Comic-Con International, which begins Thursday in San Diego, publishers big and small will be promoting a wider selection of gay-themed comic books.

Industry insiders say the trend mirrors the country’s evolving attitudes toward gays and lesbians. “The population of America has changed, and acceptance of gays has changed,” said Milton Griepp, chief executive of ICv2, which tracks the comic book industry. FULL REPORT

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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigns after ‘no’ vote against bailout

Posted: 06 Jul 2015 06:52 AM PDT

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned from his post Monday after Greek citizens voted to reject further austerity measures the day prior, the Associated Press reported. Varoufakis said he was told shortly after the voters rejected Sunday’s referendum regarding demands by international creditors to impose further austerity measures in exchange for a bailout package for its bankrupt economy, that the other eurozone finance ministers and Greece’s other creditors would prefer he not attend the ministers’ meetings.

Varoufakis issued an announcement saying Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had judged that Varoufakis’ resignation “might help achieve a deal” and that he was leaving the finance ministry for this reason Monday. Varoufakis is known for his brash style and fondness for frequent media appearances at the start of his tenure when the new government was formed in January. He had visibly annoyed many of the eurozone’s finance ministers during Greece’s debt negotiations. FULL REPORT

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Jonathan Cahn: ‘End of Christian America’ is here

Posted: 05 Jul 2015 05:40 PM PDT

Jonathan Cahn, the Bible teacher and author who started warning nine years ago that America was facing the judgment of God if it did not reject secularism and return to its Judeo-Christian roots, says the June 26 Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states marks the formal end to Christian America. Barring a “miracle of God,” the die has been cast, said the author of “The Harbinger” and “The Mystery of the Shemitah.”

Cahn, speaking at the annual Messiah Conference at Messiah College in Pennsylvania on America’s Independence Day, said the U.S. and the world are undergoing “tectonic shifts” in terms of attitudes and beliefs. Even those who consider themselves “Christian” will continue to stray from right doctrine, he said, choosing instead to blend in with the ways of Western culture.

He said the world has entered what the apostle Paul called the “falling away” or the apostasy. This period, which marks the beginning of the “end of the age” and the soon return of Jesus Christ, will be similar to the period at the beginning of the age, when pagan Rome viciously persecuted the followers of Jesus. FULL REPORT

 

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Researchers plan for global armageddon threats

Posted: 05 Jul 2015 05:30 PM PDT

It’s no ordinary meeting when a bad decision could spell global catastrophe. For the experts assembled at a conference hall in Italy this spring, the choices were agonizing. A gigantic space rock was bearing down on Earth. If it slammed into the planet, it could damage an area the size of Ireland. But a campaign to push the rock, known as an asteroid, off course could shatter it, possibly widening the devastation, if not done correctly, The officials opted to shift the monster’s path, and it prevented unfathomable devastation. There was just one small problem: a chunk of the asteroid broke away and made a beeline for Bangladesh.

The looming space rock was imaginary — and utterly realistic. Researchers crafted every last detail of the scenario, which was unveiled at a scientific meeting to test how the world would respond to an incoming asteroid. And it was only one of a slew of recent efforts to ensure that if a dangerous asteroid takes aim at our planet, it won’t catch us unprepared. FULL REPORT

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EU warns of Armageddon From Greek Voter Rejection

Posted: 05 Jul 2015 05:25 PM PDT

Greece risks a collapse of the medical system, power black-outs, and an import blockade, if the Greek people reject creditor demands in a make-or-break referendum tomorrow, the EU’s highest elected official has warned. Martin Schulz, the president of the European Parliament, said the EU authorities may have to prepare emergency loans to keep basic public services functioning and to prevent the debt-stricken country spinning out of control next week.

“Without new money, salaries won’t be paid, the health system will stop functioning, the power network and public transport will break down, and they won’t be able to import vital goods because nobody can pay,” he said.Mr Schulz earlier called for the elected Syriza government to be replaced by “technocrat” rule until stability is restored. The alarmist warnings are part of an escalating pressure campaign by European leaders as Greeks decide their destiny in what has become – despite attempts by Syriza to present it otherwise – an in-out vote on euro membership after five years of economic depression and mass unemployment. FULL REPORT

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Obama Leaves Out ‘God’ From 4th of July Weekly Address

Posted: 05 Jul 2015 05:19 PM PDT

As Obama’s term as President is slowly nearing its end, more and more of who the man is, and what he truly stands for, is beginning to seep out. For instance, President Obama released his 4th of July weekly address for 2015 with one key ingredient missing: God.

Unlike his weekly addresses during the previous two years, where the President concluded his speeches with “God Bless You All” (2014) and “So, God bless You All. And may God bless The United States of America” (2013), Obama left out any mention of God in his recent address. Instead, this year, he chose to end his speech with a very politically correct, “Thanks, everybody. From my family to yours, have a safe and happy Fourth of July.” FULL REPORT

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Greece has now entered “Panic Mode”, Gathering Essentials

Posted: 05 Jul 2015 05:12 PM PDT

Greeks were hoarding cash and food Saturday amid mounting fears the economy could collapse, cracking open their wallets only to stock up on essentials and stripping supermarket shelves in the process. Mothers, elderly men and university students were spotted pushing heavily overloaded trolleys or coming out of shops weighed down by bags of food, with essentials such as sugar, flour and pasta top of the list.

In the well-off area of Glyfada in Athens residents appeared to have panicked, thrusting everything from vast rolls of toilet paper to multiple packs of lentils into their carts. “Most people are buying food now because they fear the worst,” said Andreas Koutras, a 51-year old who works in finance, referring to a referendum Sunday on Greece’s bailout which could seal its financial fate. FULL REPORT

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Think Greece can’t happen here? You’re wrong

Posted: 05 Jul 2015 05:06 PM PDT

Most Americans look at the rerun of the Greek euro crisis with something between smug amusement and condescending disapproval. When will those profligate Greeks get their economic house in order and stop looking to others to bail them out?
But, should people living in glass economic houses really throw stones? After all, just like Greece, the United States government has been living beyond its means, running up an enormous debt that will eventually need to be repaid.

True, our budget deficit this year will be lower than it has been, just $486 billion compared to $1.4 trillion as recently as 2009. But this is just a temporary respite. Within the next couple of years the deficit will start to rise again. By 2025, we will again face trillion-dollar shortfalls.And even a $486 billion deficit adds to our ever growing debt. Our national debt currently approaches $18.2 trillion, roughly 101% of GDP. That’s right. We owe more than the value of all the goods and services produced in this country every year. It is as if your credit-card bills exceeded your entire paycheck. FULL REPORT

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Entire Staff of Tennessee County Clerk’s Office Resigns Over Supreme Court ‘Gay Marriage’ Ruling

Posted: 05 Jul 2015 02:46 PM PDT

The entire staff of a county clerk’s office in Tennessee has resigned following the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling declaring that all 50 states must legalize same-sex “marriage.” Three women who work at the Decatur County office announced their resignations this past week, which will be effective July 14. Clerk Gwen Pope, and employees Sharon Bell and Mickey Butler all have decided to leave their jobs because of their Christian convictions.

“It’s kind of sort of like you don’t want to draw attention to yourself for any reason,” Pope told local television station WBIR, stating that she never sought press over the matter. “That’s not why we’re doing this. Not doing it in any way to draw attention to us. It’s for the glory of God. He’s going to get all the glory.” The outlet states that a number of area residents called or visited the office on Thursday to express their support of the women. FULL REPORT

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The dying thief: What was so great about his faith?

There are many acts of extraordinary faith in the Bible. The one that has impressed me the most concerns the dying thief on the cross. We could take the approach that he had nothing to lose, so he decided to cast his lot with Jesus. But this makes absolutely no sense of the text and the context.
In this conversion we have a specific fulfillment of Christ’s first words on the cross. No sooner had Christ spoken the words, “Father, forgive them,” had the Father answered that prayer by turning a once-reviling criminal into a Christ-glorifying saint. While the soon-to-be converted criminal was not directly responsible for Christ’s death, he nevertheless joined with those who were and was thus indirectly addressed when Christ asked for God to forgive “them.”
Christ, the sinless one, was numbered with or counted among the transgressors (Isa. 53:12; Luke 22:37), all of whom have a bigger problem than the day-to-day sins they commit. They hate Christ, the God-man. Anyone who has a master other than the Lord Jesus hates him (Lk. 16:13; Gal. 4:8). That these two criminals loathed him is clearly manifested during the crucifixion: “And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way” (Matt. 27:44).
When the criminal who was converted was doing his worst against Christ, Christ was doing his best for this criminal.
The conversion of the one criminal was most extraordinary and testifies to the power of Christ’s prayer and the grace of God. Why?
This criminal’s faith did not come at a time such as when Christ turned water into wine; or performed miracles, such as walking on water, opening the eyes of a blind man, or raising Lazarus from the dead. No! The criminal believed on the Messiah while he was hanging as one cursed upon a tree. The criminal trusted in and boldly defended the one whose disciples had abandoned him. Jesus was at his lowest when this criminal asked to be remembered in Christ’s kingdom.
When he was on the cross, did anyone publicly cry out, as John the Baptist did, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (Jn. 1:29)? But this is essentially what the dying thief did. Little wonder, then, that Christ should promise him a place in his kingdom: “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise” (Lk. 23:43).
The criminal acknowledged he was guilty; he acknowledged that Christ was not (“this man has done nothing wrong”); he feared God; but, and here is the key: the criminal did not merely want to be in a better place. He wanted to be with Christ in a better place: “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom” (Lk. 23:42). The criminal believed “against all hope”.
Heaven is a better place because that is where Christ is. Everyone wants to go to heaven, but not everyone wants to go to Christ’s heaven. Not so with this criminal: he saw, with his eyes, Christ at his worst; but with the eyes of faith, he believed that Christ would soon be at his best, and so put his faith in a dying king.
Christ is always – always! – willing to save even the most miserable of sinners. A recognition of guilt (Lk. 23:40) and a confidence in him and not ourselves (Lk. 23:42) will always lead to the most assuring truth a sinner can receive: the Savior welcomes such into his paradise!
“One is saved, and we may not despair; the other is lost, and we may not presume.” Spurgeon
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