Top News – 7/15/2015
American evangelicals stand behind Israel
Those are among the findings of a study of American attitudes toward Israel and the Bible from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. As part of the study, researchers conducted two separate surveys of 1,000 Americans, along with a survey of 1,000 senior pastors of Protestant churches.
Hundresd Gather For Rally For Freedom Of Worship On The Temple Mount
Tuesday evening, Temple Mount Heritage Foundation founder and activist Rabbi Yehudah Glick led a demonstration at the Dung Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem protesting the recent closures of the Temple Mount to non-Muslims during the Ramadan holiday.
Why critics of the Iran deal should hope Obama is like Neville Chamberlain
“Don’t repeat the terrible mistake of 1938 when the enlightened democracies of Europe decided to sacrifice Czechoslovakia for a temporary solution. Do not try to placate the Arabs at our expense,” Sharon defiantly declared. “Israel will not be Czechoslovakia. ”with the ink still wet on the U.S.-backed deal with Iran, it’s hard to imagine a similar rapprochement for Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu.
Guess What Each of the US Jewish Organizations Are Saying About the Iran Deal
Only one of the major Jewish organizations issued a statement of unqualified support for the nuclear agreement with Iran. Guess which.
Volunteer watchdog group dispatches to western states to monitor ‘Jade Helm’
Pete Lanteri, a former Marine now living in Arizona, told FoxNews.com that volunteer members he’s helped organize will be on the ground as part of a newly formed surveillance campaign called “Counter Jade Helm.” A product of mounting suspicions across western states over the exercise itself, the group has been set up to locate, track and observe U.S. soldiers – Green Berets, Air Force Special Ops, Navy SEALs — training across the Southwest.
SHOCK VIDEO: Planned Parenthood sells dead baby body parts
The video is gruesome and appalling. It purportedly shows a Planned Parenthood executive sipping a glass of wine in a Los Angeles restaurant while casually explaining how they sell body parts from aborted babies.
Israel will survive nuclear deal
On the other hand, it’s outrageous: An agreement of fatal importance to everyone living here has been signed above our heads, as if there is nothing between Tehran and Vienna apart from the ayatollah regime’s good intentions. There is no Israel.
Obama: Netanyahu cannot stop Iran deal
Obama on Tuesday defended the agreement reached with Iran over its nuclear program, making it clear that the purpose of the deal was simply to prevent the Islamic Republic from attaining nuclear weapons – not to curb its global power.
IranDeal as seen online: New horizons or impending Apocalypse?
With #IranDeal one of the top trending topics on Twitter on Tuesday, opinions of both politicians and thousands of social network users split as of whether the hard-reached nuclear agreement is a victory of democracy or the beginning of the end.
(ALMOST NO) CHANCE OF FLARES
Solar activity is very low. No sunspots are actively flaring and, as a result, the sun’s X-ray output has flatlined.
Obama lays out a sweeping criminal justice reform plan
President Barack Obama has called for sweeping reforms to the US criminal justice system including curbing the use of solitary confinement and voting rights for felons. He said lengthy mandatory minimum sentences should be reduced – or thrown out entirely. “Mass incarceration makes our entire country worse off, and we need to do something about it,” he said.
Protests as Japan paves way for self-defence law change
A parliamentary committee in Japan has approved two major bills for debate, paving the way for an expanded role for the military. The move sparked protests from opposition lawmakers in parliament and activists outside the building. If the bills are passed, Japan would be able to fight overseas in a doctrine called collective self-defence.
Netanyahu’s bid to lobby Congress to kill Iran deal will fail, Obama says
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s anticipated efforts to lobby Congress to derail the Iranian nuclear agreement will fail… …“Prime Minister Netanyahu would prefer, and many of the critics would prefer, that [Iran] doesn’t even have any nuclear capacity,” Obama told The New York Times. “But really, what that involves is eliminating the presence of knowledge inside of Iran.”
Weapons Inspections in Iran Shadowed by Past Mistakes in Iraq
The landmark agreement with Iran promises weapons inspectors broad access to the country’s nuclear program, but the Islamic Republic’s track record and the history of similar efforts in Iraq cast a shadow over the deal.
Greeks Can’t Tap Cash, Gold, Silver In Bank Safety Deposit Boxes
Many Greeks were also withdrawing their cash because they fear the country might be forced back onto the drachma. However a little known fact is that, Greeks who had prepared for bank runs by withdrawing cash and buying gold and silver bullion and then lodging that bullion and indeed cash into safety deposit boxes have also been caught up in the draconian capital controls. We have warned about this for many years and warned as recently as April this year that people should avoid using safety deposit boxes in banks.
Venezuela bars opposition leader from holding office
One of Venezuela’s most prominent opposition leaders announced Tuesday that she had been barred from holding public office as a critical election looms.
The Latest: Greece needs 85 billion euros through 2018
The International Monetary Fund says Greece will need debt relief and 85 billion euros ($94 billion) in new financing through 2018 because its situation has deteriorated since it closed its banks June 29.
Israeli court sentences Palestinian rocket engineer to 21 years’ jail
An Israeli court sentenced a Palestinian engineer on Tuesday to 21 years in prison for helping Gaza’s Hamas militant group develop and improve their weapons capabilities.
Top Headlines – 7/15/2015
Iranians party in streets of Tehran
Iran president says nuclear deal meets ‘all objectives’
Rouhani: Iran won’t be called a world threat anymore
Arab reactions to agreement mixed as Sunni tensions remain
After Nuke Deal, Saudi Warns Iran Against Inciting Turmoil
Saudi Arabia stresses importance of Iran inspection regime
Israel warns of Iran’s continued nuclear R&D, problematic inspection – 24 day warning before inspections
How Technology Will Help Enforce the Iran Deal… And Cheat On It
UAE congratulates Iran on atomic deal, first official Gulf comment
Egypt hopes Iran nuclear deal will prevent Middle East arms race
Officials: Iran nuclear deal fuels Middle East arms race, boosts Russia’s influence
Russia expects US to abandon missile defense shield plans due to Iran deal
Weapons Inspections in Iran Shadowed by Past Mistakes in Iraq
‘Neocon nut jobs’ or partners? Iranian language towards U.S. shifts after deal
Hillary Clinton: Iran deal is worthy of support
John Bolton: The Iran Deal Is Bad For America, Worse For Our Allies
Robert Fisk on Iran: However the great and good represent it, America has now taken the Shia side in the Middle East’s sectarian war
Ted Cruz: $50 Billion in Obama’s Iran Deal Will Be Used to Murder Americans
Obama’s deal with Iran could hinder his successors, particularly Republicans
Israeli Security Cabinet formally rejects Iran nuclear deal
Israel and Saudi Arabia present united front over Iran deal
Saudi media attack Iran deal as assault on Arab interests
Diplomats: UN likely to vote on Iran nuclear deal next week
Germany’s Merkel calls for speedy implementation of Iran deal
Germany’s foreign minister criticizes Israel’s opposition to Iran deal
UK’s Hammond says no deal with Iran could have pleased Israel
Kerry: Netanyahu ‘way over the top’ on Iran nuclear deal
Lapid says Iran nuclear deal ‘Israel’s biggest foreign policy failure ever’
Ehud Barak: Israel can live with a nuclear Iran
Netanyahu: If it weren’t for Israel, Iran would’ve had nukes long ago
Netanyahu to Obama: Deal with Iran funds its terror and war machine
In meeting, Netanyahu, Herzog vow to present united front against fresh Iran deal
Obama sending defense chief to Middle East to reassure on Iran
Netanyahu’s bid to lobby Congress to kill Iran deal will fail, Obama says
Analysis: Strike sooner or never – Preemptive strike on Iran harder once UN lifts sanctions
Terror attack: Palestinian woman stabs IDF soldier in back in West Bank
Likud: PM supports construction in Judea and Samaria
Hundreds Protest Temple Mount Discrimination: We’re Human Beings
Glick: We’re here to protest against apartheid on the Temple Mount
‘Accountant of Auschwitz’, 94, convicted of 300,000 counts of accessory to murder
Jewish Man Who Fled Nazis Funds Rescue of 2,000 Christians From ISIS to Repay ‘Debt’
ISIS Plotting Attack on Christian Sites in Europe Using Female Jihadists Disguised as Tourists, Says Syrian Expert
Turkey vows to support Iraqi military, train police
Volunteer watchdog group dispatches to western states to monitor ‘Jade Helm’
The Latest: Greece needs 85 billion euros through 2018
Greece debt crisis: IMF attacks EU over bailout
Greece split over latest bailout deal as IMF says country needs more help
U.S. has yet to notify 21.5 million data breach victims: officials
Large Hadron Collider discovers new pentaquark particle
Pluto is now the most distant object ever visited by humanity
5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Khuzdar, Pakistan
Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts to 21,000ft
Raung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 19,000ft
Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft
Zhupanovsky volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 14,000ft
Typhoon Nangka to Collide With Japan, Bring Flooding and Damaging Winds
Dolores to Become a Major Hurricane Offshore of Mexico
Storms Inflict Derecho-like Damage Across 800-Mile Stretch From Minnesota to Kentucky
El Nino May Intensify Into Strongest in 50 Years
Liberia confirms new Ebola case as outbreak spreads
Ebola: ‘Fear, denial and fatigue fuelling outbreak’
UN: 1 in 10 people worldwide have mental health disorder
Planned Parenthood sells dead baby body parts
Study: 95 Percent Of Women Don’t Regret Having Abortion
Actually, Women Do Regret Their Abortions
Wal-Mart sued for denying health insurance to gay worker’s wife
The End of Boys and Girls: These Companies Are Going to Change How Your Kids Dress With Gender Neutral Clothing
July 15, 2015
“In a society under the forms of which the stronger faction can readily unite and oppress the weaker, anarchy may as truly be said to reign as in a state of nature.” —James Madison, Federalist No. 51, 1788
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Alternate Leftmedia headline: “Planned Parenthood targeted by undercover video.” That’s courtesy of CBS, which has a serious problem confusing the victims here. Just when you thought depravity couldn’t get any worse, along comes another surreptitious video of someone at Planned Parenthood discussing appallingly evil things. It will be the first of several videos taken and released by The Center for Medical Progress. In this one, Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical research, discusses with “buyers” the practice of essentially performing a partial-birth abortion followed by selling harvested organs. While sipping wine and eating salad, Nucatola boasts, “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver … so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.” What kind of depraved and despicable person talks like this about a baby? Note also the sick irony that, to Planned Parenthood, unborn babies aren’t human unless their organs are useful.
The video is all too clear, but that didn’t stop Planned Parenthood from complaining about being victimized by a “heavily edited, secretly recorded videotape that falsely portrays Planned Parenthood’s participation in tissue donation programs that support lifesaving scientific research.” They’re just trying to help, right? But considering Planned Parenthood gets half a billion dollars in taxpayer money every year, this deserves some serious investigation followed by defunding the abortion mill. Louisiana governor and presidential candidate Bobby Jindal has already ordered an investigation in his state. We’re with Michelle Malkin, who wonders, “When you’ve recovered from your nausea, ask yourselves this: What kind of country do we live in where law-abiding businesses are fined, threatened and demonized for refusing to bake gay wedding cakes, but barbaric baby butchers are hailed by feminists, Hollywood and a president who asked God to ‘bless’ them?”
God have mercy on this nation.
Little Sisters of the Poor, a missions-based Catholic organization strongly opposed to ObamaCare’s contraception requirement, suffered a legal setback on Tuesday after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit refused to grant it an exemption. The court ruled, “Although we recognize and respect the sincerity of Plaintiff’s beliefs and arguments, we conclude the accommodation scheme relieves Plaintiffs of their obligations under the Mandate and does not substantially burden their religious exercise under RFRA [Religious Freedom Restoration Act] or infringe upon their First Amendment rights.” What’s baffling is how badly the opinion clashes with the Supreme Court’s Burwell v. Hobby Lobby ruling last year. In that case, the Court found that “HHS and the principal dissent [are] in effect tell[ing] the plaintiffs that their beliefs are flawed. For good reason, we have repeatedly refused to take such a step.”
Here’s the problem, as explained by University of Tennessee professor Glenn Reynolds: “The court seems to have no recognition of the fact that the Obama Administration’s regulatory ‘accommodation’ is a sleight of hand, allowing the insurer/third party administrator to move the contraceptive coverage ‘off the books’ and ‘pay’ for it themselves. But of course burdening the insurer/administrator in this fashion is merely a shell game, and the cost of contraceptive coverage is ultimately borne by the employer and individual beneficiaries. The coverage is not magically free, no matter how hard the Obama Administration tries to make it ‘look’ free via regulation.” This case may end up in the Supreme Court — something it could have prevented had its ruling in Hobby Lobby not been so limited.
It’s long been a truism that more guns means less crime. That may seem like a paradox, but when criminals have to wonder if potential victims are armed, it decreases the likelihood they’ll commit a crime. Now, according to a new report set to be released by the Crime Prevention Research Center, we learn that murder rates have fallen at the same time concealed carry permits have skyrocketed. We don’t think that’s a coincidence. Since 2007, the number of people with concealed carry permits has nearly tripled — from 4.6 million to 12.8 million. And 2014 enjoyed a 15.4% increase over 2013 in permit applications, while seven states don’t even require a permit. According to The Washington Times, we can thank Barack Obama, in a manner of speaking: “Between 1999 to 2007, the number of permits increased by about 240,000 per year. But in the next four years, during Mr. Obama’s first term in the White House, the number of new permits issued jumped to 850,000 per year. From 2011 to 2013, the number increased by 1.5 million, rising to 1.7 million last year.” Meanwhile, both the murder rate and violent crime rate dropped 25%. That doesn’t in any way belittle the tragic loss of life caused by bad guys with guns, but the solution isn’t to take guns away from the law-abiding.
FEATURED RIGHT ANALYSIS
By Nate Jackson
In December 2010, Barack Obama signed the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the Pentagon policy (signed by Bill Clinton) prohibiting open homosexuals from serving in the military. Stay tuned, because the next victory for the Rainbow Mafia will be the end of the ban on transsexuals among the ranks of America’s Armed Forces.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter released a statement on the policy Monday, saying, “The Defense Department’s current regulations regarding transgender service members are outdated and are causing uncertainty that distracts commanders from our core missions. At a time when our troops have learned from experience that the most important qualification for service members should be whether they’re able and willing to do their job, our officers and enlisted personnel are faced with certain rules that tell them the opposite. Moreover, we have transgender soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines — real, patriotic Americans — who I know are being hurt by an outdated, confusing, inconsistent approach that’s contrary to our value of service and individual merit.”
Not to paint with too broad a brush, but is that how Carter explains the traitorous actions of Pfc. Bradley Manning? He was convicted of espionage and is serving a 35-year sentence — as a “woman.”
According to UCLA’s Williams Institute, the military is full of transsexuals. Color us skeptical. Carter has ordered a review of the ban with the almost sure aim of eliminating it after six months, because, as he said, “[W]e must ensure that everyone who’s able and willing to serve has the full and equal opportunity to do so, and we must treat all our people with the dignity and respect they deserve.”
We certainly agree that all humans have inherent, God-given dignity and should be treated with respect, but that doesn’t mean celebration of such mental illness and sin. And make no mistake: This debate isn’t about dignity, and it’s most certainly not about what makes our military a more effective fighting force. It’s about making the normalization of homosexuality a matter of law in regard to Defense Department personnel, practices and policy.
Leftists are pushing hard to normalize dysfunction, not just in the military but all over.
Consider the case of Bruce Jenner, the former decathlon champion who decided he was really a woman trapped in a man’s body. Worse is the growing number of children whose parents enable rather than treat gender dysphoria — they help their children live the lie.
One of the primary jobs of parents is to mold their children into responsible members of society and to help them through personal struggles, not to encourage them to turn every fantasy into reality. Yet here we are, about to witness a “reality” show on TLC about Jazz Jennings, a 14-year-old Florida boy who has been “living as a female” since he wore a rainbow swimming suit at his five-year-old birthday party. Jennings was named one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential teenagers last year.
“Jazz may be known as an author and activist,” cooed TLC general manager Nancy Daniels, “but she’s first and foremost a teenage girl with a big, brave heart, living a remarkable life.” Does “she” have biological girl parts? No, but he plans to disfigure his body at age 18 and has been taking hormone blockers since age 11 to prevent nature from taking its course. Is TLC — not to mention his parents — aiding and abetting a serious mental disorder? Yes.
But he’s not alone in being a child victim. In June, NBC ran an exclusive interview with Liam, a 10-year-old boy who lives as a girl. His parents have already legally changed his name to Lia, and he will soon begin taking hormone blockers as Jazz does.
Also in June, The New York Times profiled Caden Boone, who underwent reassignment surgery in April and now goes by Kat, or Katherine, all because he was troubled and found “answers” on the Internet. The Times informs us that his “new vagina needs constant care or it will close off like a wound.” A wound indeed. How tragic.
In fact, tragic might undersell the trouble transgendered people face. In the same article, the Times also reports, “A large-scale Swedish study at the Karolinska Institute found that starting about a decade after gender reassignment surgery, transgender people were still more than 19 times as likely to die by suicide as the general population.”
If such statistics applied to guns, the Left would be pushing even harder for an outright ban. Instead, Oregon is allowing children as young as 15 to receive taxpayer-subsidized sex-change operations — without parental notification.
As we asked recently, how many children will end up making the worst decision of their entire lives because they have been marinated in a toxic environment at an age when they are utterly incapable of defending themselves against their progressive indoctrinators?
“At the heart of the problem is confusion over the nature of the transgendered,” writes Dr. Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital. “‘Sex change’ is biologically impossible. People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa. Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women. Claiming that this is a civil-rights matter and encouraging surgical intervention is in reality to collaborate with and promote a mental disorder.”
McHugh also says Bruce Jenner is one thing, but in these other cases “we’re talking about children with a future ahead of them.” One might call it child abuse.
This is the generation being raised to perhaps one day serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, which the Left has decided must be a reflection of our dysfunctional culture, not a capable protector of our Liberty. Indeed, no institution is safe from the Left’s social engineering.
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Walter Williams: “The victors of war write its history in order to cast themselves in the most favorable light. That explains the considerable historical ignorance about our war of 1861 and panic over the Confederate flag. To create better understanding, we have to start a bit before the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. … During the 1787 Constitutional Convention, a proposal was made that would allow the federal government to suppress a seceding state. James Madison rejected it… The Constitution never would have been ratified if states thought they could not regain their sovereignty — in a word, secede. On March 2, 1861, after seven states seceded and two days before Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration, Sen. James R. Doolittle of Wisconsin proposed a constitutional amendment that read, ‘No state or any part thereof, heretofore admitted or hereafter admitted into the union, shall have the power to withdraw from the jurisdiction of the United States.’ Several months earlier, Reps. Daniel E. Sickles of New York, Thomas B. Florence of Pennsylvania and Otis S. Ferry of Connecticut proposed a constitutional amendment to prohibit secession. Here’s a question for the reader: Would there have been any point to offering these amendments if secession were already unconstitutional? On the eve of the War of 1861, even unionist politicians saw secession as a right of states. … The War of 1861 brutally established that states could not secede. We are still living with its effects. Because states cannot secede, the federal government can run roughshod over the U.S. Constitution’s limitations of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments. States have little or no response.”
Insight: “Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.” —Scottish author Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
Alpha Jackass: “The fact is that [Benjamin Netanyahu has] practically been making comments that are way over the top. … [The nuclear deal] is under attack by people who really don’t know the terms of the agreement, and they don’t offer an alternative. Their alternative is what, perpetual state of sanctions? Not going to happen.” —John Kerry
Village Idiots: “I don’t understand [economics] very well.” —Pope Francis (Which is exactly why he shouldn’t be dictating environmental policy.)
Hot air: “As secretary of state, I logged tens of thousands of miles and twisted a lot of arms to build a global coalition to impose the most crippling sanctions in history [on Iran]. That unprecedented pressure delivered a blow to Iran’s economy and gave us leverage at the negotiating table, starting in Oman in 2012. I know from experience what it took to build a global effort to get this done; I know what it will take to rally our partners to enforce it.” —Hillary Clinton
And last… “Obama won’t be satisfied until our inspectors are told by Iran that there’s not a smidgen of enriched uranium around. The nuke deal is based on trusting untrustworthy leaders. And that goes for the Iranians too.” —Twitter satirist @weknowwhatsbest
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The landmark Iran nuclear deal poses a threat to both Israel and the United States, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told NBC News’ Lester Holt on Wednesday.
“We think this is not only a threat to us. We think this is a threat to you as well,” Netanyahu said, a day after Iran and six world powers, including the U.S., reached the historic agreement. “Iran has killed more Americans than anyone other than al Qaeda.”
“They’re going to get hundreds of billions of dollars to fuel their terror and military machine,” he added.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks on the phone. (Gideon Markowicz/Flash90)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday evening spoke on the phone with US President Barack Obama, expressing Israel’s concerns over the Iranian nuclear deal and maintaining that the Islamic Republic will obtain nuclear weapons with or without the agreement.
“The prime minister emphasized that the deal raises two main dangers: It will allow Iran to arm itself with nuclear weapons — if it keeps to the deal, at the end of the 10-15 years; if it breaks it, before then,” a statement from Netanyahu’s office said.
“In addition, it will pump hundreds of billions of dollars into the Iranian terror and war machine which threatens Israel and the entire world,” the statement quoted Netanyahu as telling Obama.
Obama told a skeptical Netanyahu that the freshly sealed Iran nuclear deal was in Israel’s “national security interest” and dispatched his secretary of defense to the Jewish state for talks.
The nuclear deal with Iran caused fury in Israel and consternation around the region at the likely increase in influence and resources of a newly enriched Iran.
Most telling was the loudest expression of support. “I am happy that the Islamic Republic of Iran has achieved a great victory by reaching an agreement,” President Bashar al-Assad of Syria said in a message to his Iranian opposite number, Hassan Rouhani.
“In the name of the Syrian people, I congratulate you and the people of Iran on this historic achievement.”
Israel and the Sunni Arab world have set aside old grievances to stand together against the West’s engagement with Iran.
Saudi Arabia regards Shia Iran as a competitor for leadership in the Muslim world, and sees its hand behind many of the region’s conflicts. The two are supporting opposite sides in wars in Syria and Yemen, while Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies fear Iran’s influence among their own Shia populations.
Hannibal Lecter ain’t got nothing on the profit-maximizing abortion ghoul caught on tape hawking aborted baby parts as she swilled wine and nibbled on a gourmet salad.
In newly released undercover footage from the pro-life Center for Medical Progress, seasoned abortionist Dr. Deborah Nucatola, who serves as national senior director of “medical services” at Planned Parenthood, chitter-chattered eagerly about fulfilling the bloodthirsty demand for “intact hearts,” “lower extremities” and lungs.
Liberals do not care whether you live or die. That’s a harsh but accurate assessment. Your death is acceptable collateral damage in their pursuit of their progressive policy goals.
Markell believes Obama will be the enabler of what’s going to happen in the very final days. “My position is that because Barack Obama is judgment on us, is that America is the enabler of what’s coming to the Middle East, which is going to be unspeakable beyond words,” she states. “That’s not what I say – it’s what the Bible says.”
Two North Carolina pastors are creating a national conversation by taking the phrase “One Nation Under God” literally.
They have chosen to raise the Christian flag above the American flag because they believe a commitment to God comes before a commitment to one’s country.
Columnist and author of “The Undocumented,” Mark Steyn argued comparing President Obama to Neville Chamberlain is “rather unfair to Neville Chamberlain” on Tuesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
Steyn said of comparisons between Obama and Chamberlain, “I think actually that’s rather unfair to Neville Chamberlain, Sean. He got the central question of the 1930’s wrong, but he was an honorable man, who believed he was acting in the interests of his country and the British Empire which he loved.
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We have met the enemy and he is in the White House.
Their ideology is not America. It is not American. It is the same poisonous left-wing hatred which led Kerry to the Viet Cong, to the Sandinistas and to Assad. It is the same resentment of America that Obama carried to Cairo, Havana and Tehran. We have met the enemy and he is in the White House.
The “deal that was designed to fail” has already begun to unravel. The IMF, which was expected to provide a big chunk of the financing, has indicated that it may walk away from the deal unless Greece is granted extensive debt relief. This is something that the Germans and their allies have resolutely refused to do. Meanwhile, outrage is pouring in from all over Europe regarding what the Greek government is being forced to do to their own people. Most of this anger is being directed at the Germans, but the truth is that without German money the Greek banking system and the Greek economy will completely and utterly collapse. So even though Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras admits that this is a deal that he does not believe in, he is attempting to get it pushed through the Greek parliament, and we should know on Wednesday whether he was successful or not. But even if the Greek parliament approves it, we could still see either the German or the Finnish parliaments reject it. It seems as though nobody is really happy with this deal, and these negotiations have exposed very deep divisions within Europe. Could this be the beginning of the end for the eurozone? (Read More….)
Liberals have perfected the art of exploiting a tragedy for political gain. We’ve just seen how the massacre of nine people at Bible study inside a Charleston, S.C. church — apparently committed by a drug-using loser-drifter who dropped out of school after the ninth grade — is being used to bring down the Confederate flag all over the South. Donald Trump is proving that conservatives can play that game, too. Just days after Trump warned that “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems; they’re bringing drugs, they’re…
She calmly discussed the buying and selling of aborted baby parts while stuffing her face with food
“Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;” 1 Timothy 4:2 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: We have all seen the WWII videos of Hitler’s demon-possessed goons eating, drinking and laughing over a meal after just having gassed a thousand Jews in a concentration camp shower stall. And we have hopelessly racked our brains trying to understand the level of barbarity it takes for humans to act like that. Now watch this video and you tell me if what you see there is any different from that.
An anti abortion group on Tuesday released an undercover video of an official at Planned Parenthood discussing in graphic detail how to abort a fetus to preserve its organs for medical research — as well as the costs associated with sharing that tissue with scientists.
Over lunch at a Los Angeles restaurant, two antiabortion activists posing as employees from a biotech firm met with Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical research. Armed with cameras, the activists recorded Nucatola talking about Planned Parenthood’s work donating fetal tissue to researchers and pressed her on whether the clinics were charging for the organs.
The Center for Medical Progress, which recorded and edited the video, says the footage proves that Planned Parenthood is breaking the law by selling fetal organs. But the video does not show Nucatola explicitly talking about selling organs. The Planned Parenthood official says the organization is “very, very sensitive” about being perceived as illegally profiting from organ sales and charges only for the cost, for instance, of shipping the tissue. source
Barack Obama smirked and laughed as a reporter at his Wednesday briefing after getting a critical question about the nuclear deal with Iran. CBS News’s Major Garrett pressed the president on the imprisonment of Americans in Iran.
EDITOR’S NOTE: I am not a body language expert or a speech pathologist, but get a load of how Obama reacts when confronted by Major Garrett from CBS News.. Garrett opens his mouth and nails Obama on the phony Iran nuke deal and on the 4 American hostages. Obama reacts by smirking, laughing and stumbling for a response as all liars will do.
“As you well know, there are four Americans in Iran—three held on trumped-up charges, according to your administration, one whereabouts unknown. Can you tell the country, sir, why you are content, with all the fanfare around this deal, to leave the conscience of this nation, this strength of this nation, unaccounted for in relation to these four Americans?” Garrett asked.
“I’ve gotta give you credit, Major, for how you craft those questions,” Obama responded with a smirk. “The notion that I am content as I celebrate, with American citizens languishing in Iranian jails…”
The president’s voice trailed off before he continued. “Major, that’s nonsense, and you should know better,” Obama said. source
Planned Parenthood claims the now-viral video was heavily edited and falsely portrayed the reproductive health group’s participation in providing tissue for medical research. Abortion critics call the sales an ‘atrocity.’
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Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a senior member of the Saudi monarchy, says he’ll pledge his $32 billion fortune to charity. In light of his past donations, this is a highly concerning development. Alwaleed says he will model his endowment on the […]
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Iran Nuclear Deal Makes War More Likely :: Inbar at BESA
by Efraim Inbar
BESA Center Perspectives
July 15, 2015
The Day Obama Awarded Iran Hegemony In The Middle East
July 14, 2015 may prove to be one of the darkest days in region’s history, especially for moderate Arab Sunni states and Israel…..……. Click here for full story
The Biggest Reasons The Nuke Deal Is An Iranian Victory And A Western Catastrophe
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday unsurprisingly hailed the nuclear agreement struck with US-led world powers, and derided the “failed” efforts of the “warmongering Zionists.” His delight, Iran’s delight, is readily understandable…..……. Click here for full story
ISIS ‘To Send Members Of Feared All-Female Police To Europe Disguised As Tourists To Attack Holy Sites
ISIS is planning to send members of its feared all-female police force to attack religious sites in Europe, a Syrian expert claims……… Click here for full story
U.S. Schools Begin Scanning Students’ Thumbprints For ‘Tracking Purposes’
One of the most effective methods of creating a surveillance state, authoritarian society, fascist nation or whatever one wishes to call it, is to inform children at an early age that they have no individual privacy rights. Take a child and reinforce the notion that everything he or she does, every activity participated in, will be tracked, monitored and recorded by a central authority ……….. Click here for full story
New Study Of American Attitudes Toward Israel And The Bible
American evangelicals remain among the strongest supporters of the nation of Israel. Most believe God has plans for that nation, both now and in the future. While evangelicals remain convinced about a tie between Israel and God’s plans, Americans generally are less certain.…… Click here for full story
|Six Tropical Cyclones At Once in the Pacific Ocean
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 07:35 AM PDT
Although it’s not unheard of to see multiple storms at the same time, this is impressive on any scale. On Sunday morning with an upgrade to Tropical Storm Dolores, it marked the first time in almost 10 years that there have been at least five simultaneous Pacific tropical cyclones of at least tropical storm strength. Last week, typhoons Linfa, Chan-hom and Nangka were simultaneously active in the Western Pacific basin. According to National Hurricane Center specialist Eric Blake, Wednesday, July 8, marked the first time there had been three typhoons simultaneously in the western Pacific Ocean since Oct. 24, 1994.
Colorado State University’s Phil Klotzbach adds it was the earliest occurrence on record of three concurrent typhoons in the western Pacific, breaking the old record from July 10, 1972. Blake also tweeted that, along with last week’s Tropical Storm Ela, made three central Pacific tropical cyclones this month alone. In the historical record from 1949-2014, only three tropical cyclones had ever formed in that basin in the month of July. FULL REPORT
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|Levin: Iran Deal ‘Planted the Seeds’ ‘For World War III,’ ‘This Is Munich’
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 06:58 AM PDT
Talk radio host and author of “Plunder and Deceit,” Mark Levin declared of the Iran deal “Barack Obama has planted the seeds…for World War III” and “This is Munich” on Tuesday. Levin said, “Barack Obama has planted the seeds, in my view, for World War III. They were already there, but he’s moved it along. I honestly believe that the next, massive, conflagration, war will now be in the Middle East. And I believe the Saudis are going to get nukes, and the Egyptians are going to get nukes, and others, and you can hardly blame them.”
He continued, “there’s no effective inspection regime here. There’s no effective sanctions. The Russians and the Chinese are not going to allow them in any event. Obama has sealed the fate of the next generation. … I really believe that one day this is going to lead to a horrific war.” And that the deal has “sealed the fate of the people of Iran” and “may well have” sealed Israel’s fate. He later declared, “This is Munich. This is the 1930s.” And “Meanwhile, here at home, while he’s arming up the Islamonazis with nukes, he wants to attack the Second Amendment, nationalize our police force, open our borders.” MORE
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|16 reasons nuke deal is an Iranian victory and a Western catastrophe
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 06:42 AM PDT
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday unsurprisingly hailed the nuclear agreement struck with US-led world powers, and derided the “failed” efforts of the “warmongering Zionists.” His delight, Iran’s delight, is readily understandable.The agreement legitimizes Iran’s nuclear program, allows it to retain core nuclear facilities, permits it to continue research in areas that will dramatically speed its breakout to the bomb should it choose to flout the deal, but also enables it to wait out those restrictions and proceed to become a nuclear threshold state with full international legitimacy. Here’s how.
1. Was the Iranian regime required, as a condition for this deal, to disclose the previous military dimensions of its nuclear program — to come clean on its violations — in order both to ensure effective inspections of all relevant facilities and to shatter the Iranian-dispelled myth that it has never breached its non-proliferation obligations? No. (This failure, arguably the original sin of the Western negotiating approach, is expertly detailed here by Emily B. Landau.) Rather than exposing Iran’s violations, the new deal solemnly asserts that the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which Iran has failed to honor “remains the cornerstone” of ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. The deal provides for a mechanism “to address past and present issues of concern relating to its nuclear programme,” but Iran has managed to dodge such efforts for years, and the deal inspires little hope of change in that area, blithely anticipating “closing the issue” in the next few months. FULL REPORT
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|Christian Seminary Distributes Condoms That Talk of Christ’s Second Coming
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 06:37 AM PDT
Much false teaching and false representation of Christianity exists in America today. One recent example is the distribution of free condoms by Chicago Theological Seminary, an affiliate of the United Church of Christ (UCC). At last week’s 2015 Wild Goose Festival attendees received condom packages designed with a colored image of a rainbow flame, an LGBT variation of the UCC’s logo. Printed above the flame were instructions: “Chicago Theological Seminary, Take Two (For the second coming!)” The text blatantly suggests Jesus Christ’s second coming relates to one needing two condoms for multiple partners.
In other words, a “Christian” seminary is likening the Second Coming of Christ to Homosexual Relations. Nothing could be further from Biblical truth. But such claims are inherent to blasphemy, heresy and obvious hatred of God and His Word. Throughout the New Testament Jesus’ apostles specifically addressed sexual behavior, identifying specific acts as immoral, evil, against one’s human nature, and against God. They witnessed it and repeatedly warned new Christians to stop; (“[of which] I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past (ἅ προλέγω ὑμῖν καθὼς [Receptus, καθὼς καὶ] προεῖπον); even as I did forewarn you”). FULL REPORT
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|What The Bible Says About The Coming Third Jewish Temple Will Shock You To Your Core
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 06:32 AM PDT
THIS TEMPLE WILL NOT BE THE LORD’S TEMPLE, THE GLORY OF GOD WILL NOT INHABIT IT.
“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” Daniel 9:27
Yesterday, we posted an article about the momentous announcement of a the Temple Institute located in Jerusalem, Israel, regarding the Red Heifer. As most of you know, the Temple Institute has been working tirelessly for the past 30-plus years to recreate all the items needed for the rebuilt Jewish Temple. They work they have accomplished in that time is nothing less than astounding. The Bible in Daniel 9 (see above scripture) also talks about a Jewish Temple that will be standing during the time of Jacob’s Trouble, as found in Jeremiah 30:7 (KJV). Since there have already been 2 Jewish Temples with none left standing since 70 AD, we understand that Daniel is talking about the Third Jewish Temple. This is the same Temple that the Temple Institute has been laboring so hard to construct. The Prophet Daniel says, however, that instead of the Shekinah Glory of the God of Abraham, the Antichrist himself will sit in the Holy of Holies, thus defiling it. MORE
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|Vandals Deface More Than a Dozen Christian Billboards at Park in Montana
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 06:26 AM PDT
Police are investigating after more than a dozen Christian billboards have been vandalized over the past two months in a park in Montana. The “God’s Ten Commandments Park” was created on a 10-acre plot of land in Columbia Falls last summer and features numerous billboards proclaiming Christian messages for all to read. “God’s Ten Commandments are like signposts, along the road of life, to guide us on the road so as to complete the course and finish the race,” the website for the park reads. Owner Phillip Klevmoen, a horse rancher, also creates signs for others to post out of their desire to be a witness for Christ. “We want this to go forward throughout the nation.
You can see what’s happening to the country,” he told reporters last year upon completion of the park. “Not only are we forgetting him, we are kicking him out of our society.”Klevmoen acknowledged that he would likely face opposition for this signs, but over the past two months, 17 of his 21 billboards have been defaced by vandals. According to local television station KRTV, the latest attacks took sometime after midnight on Sunday. Klevmoen says that he arrived to find the billboards either disfigured with spray paint or slashed with a knife. MORE
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|Dolores rapidly strengthens to category 4 hurricane
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 06:18 AM PDT
Hurricane Dolores is rapidly strengthening to a category 4 hurricane off Mexico’s Pacific coast, with maximum sustained winds increasing to near 130 mph (209 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Wednesday. The storm, now at the second-highest hurricane classification category, was about 320 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and moving west-northwest at 7 mph.
Swells generated by Dolores are affecting portions of the coast of southwestern Mexico and the southern coast of the Baja California peninsula, the NHC said. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions, it said. MORE
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|Rev. Graham on Gay Marriage: ‘Immorality Not Only Reigns But Is Now Celebrated’ in USA
Posted: 14 Jul 2015 12:50 PM PDT
Commenting on the Supreme Court’s ruling (5-4) that homosexual “marriage” is now a civil right, Christian evangelist Franklin Graham said America has turned her back on God and rejected His “laws and standards,” and added that it seems as though “immorality not only reigns but is now clebrated” in this country. He also stressed that because of this immorality, God’s judgment will fall on America.
“We read in the Scriptures how God judged Israel when they did not follow His laws,” said Rev. Graham in his commentary for the August issue of Decision magazine. “As a nation we have arrogantly turned our back on God, and I believe God’s judgment will come against our country.” “I don’t know any country on earth that has been more blessed than America, but it seems as though immorality not only reigns but is now celebrated,” he said.
In the Old Testament, in Genesis, it states that God created one man and a partner for him, one woman, said Rev. Graham. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). MORE
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|Pope Francis vs. The Sanhedrin
Posted: 14 Jul 2015 12:42 PM PDT
A re-established and self declared Israeli Sanhedrin, the religious High Court composed of 71 sages, has declared that it is putting Pope Francis on trial unless he retracts his statement that the Jews have no right to the land of Israel or to Jerusalem. In February 2013, the Vatican officially recognized the “State of Palestine” but more significantly, the Vatican signed a treaty in June with “Palestine” in which the Holy See switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the “State of Palestine”.
This treaty is the first legal document negotiated between the Holy See and the Palestinian state and as such, constitutes an official recognition. The trial and judgment will be on September 20th, 2015. If Pope Francis chooses to ignore the summons, he will be judged in absentia. The Sanhedrin sent a letter to Pope Francis in reaction to the Vatican’s recent support of the Palestinian Authority’s unilateral moves to declare themselves a nation, reported the Hebrew magazine Matzav Haruach on June 24. MORE
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|Obama’s Nuclear Deal With Iran Leaves Persecuted American Pastor in Torturous Prison
Posted: 14 Jul 2015 12:33 PM PDT
Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that state governments across the nation must issue and recognize same-sex marriages, some Christian colleges have begun to capitulate to the mounting pressure and change their policies regarding homosexuality. Hope College—a Reformed Church in America (RCA)-affiliated school in Holland, Michigan—has announced that it will begin to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of its employees.
Michigan, one of 14 states whose ban on same-sex marriage was still intact when the Supreme Court ruled on June 26, did not legally recognize those spousal relationships until the high court’s decision. “Hope College does not discriminate in employment policy and practices on the basis of sexual orientation or marital status, and the school does not intend to start doing so now,” Vice President Jennifer Fellinger told the Holland Sentinel. “As it has in the past, Hope College welcomes students, staff and faculty based on their ability to contribute to the life of the college, not on their sexual orientation or marital status.” MORE
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Christian Headlines Daily – Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Anti-Conversion Laws Threaten Religious Freedom in Nepal
Princeton Professor Talks about the Threats to Religious Freedom
Boy Scouts Vote to End Ban on Gay Leaders
Baptist Minister Says Interfaith Marriage Strengthened Her Faith
Iran, World Powers Agree to Nuclear Deal
Tim Tebow Calls on Christians to Stand Up for Faith
Oklahoma Governor Refuses to Remove Ten Commandments Monument after Ruling
Man Who Held Up John 3:16 Sign at Ballpark Says Police Threatened Him with Arrest
Malala Yousafzai Celebrates 18th Birthday by Opening School for Refugees
Two Christian Colleges Extend Employment Benefits to Gay Couples
Impastor: New Show Mocks Pastors
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Police Chief Convenes Group to Discuss Racial Tensions
Liberals and Conservatives Cooperate to Pursue Criminal Justice Reform
Father Rejoices that Daughter Died for Christ
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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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