Aug. 11, 2015
House Republican Majority leader Kevin McCarthy says there’s a chance Congress can muster enough Democratic votes to override a presidential veto in support of the Iran nuclear deal.
U.S. air-traffic controllers report high levels of chronic fatigue from schedules that require they work through the night, and aviation regulators need to take steps to limit the potential safety hazard, a federal study concluded.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi will seek approval from parliament on Tuesday for an anti-corruption plan that would abolish key government posts after days of street protests against alleged government graft and waste.
The Environmental Protection Agency and its contractors may have to pay millions of dollars in damages after mistakingly releasing toxic sludge that tainted a Colorado river, preventing its use by ranchers and residents.
China devalued the yuan in a move that rippled through global markets, as policy makers stepped up efforts to support exporters and boost the role of market pricing in Asia’s largest economy. The central bank cut its daily reference rate by 1.9 percent, triggering the yuan’s biggest one-day drop since China ended a dual-currency system in January 1994.
American seniors have never been healthier or wealthier. At the same time, cars have never been crammed with more features to safeguard drivers with fuzzier vision, slower reactions, and stiffer necks. Those forces have created a powerful economic engine for car manufacturers. This might just be the first time ever that one of the most promising demographics for the auto industry is represented by Social Security recipients.
Worker productivity struggled to gain traction in the second quarter after slumping over the previous six months, leaving intact the diminished efficiency that’s defined the current U.S. economic expansion. The measure of employee output per hour increased at a 1.3 percent annualized rate from April through June.
China’s military has begun a series of live-fire drills involving more than 140,000 troops that aim to improve joint operational command.
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Investigators probing the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine said Tuesday they had identified pieces that “possibly” come from a Russian-made BUK missile, where the plane crashed.
Police arrested nearly two dozen people in Ferguson during a protest that stretched into early Tuesday marking the anniversary of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, although there was no repeat of the violence that scarred weekend demonstrations.
Local officials in towns downstream from where millions of gallons of mine waste spilled into a southwest Colorado river are demanding answers about possible long-term threats to the water supply.
Ukraine vowed Tuesday to use all weapons at its disposal to withstand an alleged new pro-Russian rebel advance that added urgency to a goodwill visit by Britain’s defence secretary.
A woman caught chikungunya fever while vacationing in the Caribbean and wound up losing some of the vision in her right eye permanently, according to a new report of her case.
Israel police questioned Tuesday a Jewish extremist leader who condoned torching churches amid an uproar over recent hate crimes, including the deadly firebombing of a Palestinian home.
Japan has expressed concern about a loss of momentum in talks on a pan-Pacific trade pact after participants failed to agree to meet again this month to try to clinch a deal that would cover 40 percent of the global economy.
A 91-year-old retired surgeon has been charged with importing cocaine hidden in soap into Australia, prompting police to warn travelers to beware they are not tricked into becoming drug mules.
Chicago Public Schools on Monday began notifying nearly 1,500 teachers and support staff who are being fired amid a previously announced, $200 million budget cut and a shift in student enrollment.
Greece has agreed a bailout deal “in principle” with its creditors, the European Commission has said.
Fragments of a suspected Buk surface-to-air Russian missile system have been found at the Flight MH17 crash site in Ukraine, investigators in the Netherlands say.
China’s central bank has devalued the national currency, the yuan, to its lowest rate against the US dollar in almost three years. The lender said the move was a “one-off depreciation” of 1.9% in a move to make the exchange rate more market-oriented.
About 24,000 people were stopped from leaving Nigeria in the 15 months to March because of suspicion they could become involved in militant Islam, prostitution or slavery, the country’s immigration agency has said.
Three French students were charged at the weekend over the murder of a fellow student after an attempt to dissolve her body in acid inspired by the TV series “Breaking Bad” was discovered.
Now ISIS have released a new video showing off their new horrific method of committing murder. The ten prisoners are blindfolded and led up to where the bombs have been buried before they are forced to their knees. The bloodthirsty jihadis detonate the charges, killing all the prisoners.
The brave British marksman saved the terrified eight-year-old and his father after taking out the crazed jihadi with a head shot from 1,000 meters away. The Special Forces crack shot then killed two other members of the hated terror group, who were also taking part in the sick planned execution.
Top News – 8/11/2015
Defend Damascus from Tehran
Around 7,000 fighters have arrived in Syria over the past few weeks and their initial priority is defense of the capital. The goal is to reach 10,000 men to support the Syrian army and pro-government militias in Damascus and to retake Jisr-al-Shughur because it’s key to the Mediterranean coast and Hama region in Central Syria.
Russia says ‘early details’ of plan to fight Islamic State start to emerge
Lavrov was speaking at a joint news conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. He said Moscow and Riyadh agreed that international players should join ranks to counter the Sunni jihadists who control swathes of Syria and Iraq.
Alaska, Australia and Everywhere Else: Earthquakes 29 July-4 August 2015
The week of 29 July-4 August 2015 was an interesting one, seismologically speaking. In a typical week we would expect to see most, if not all, of the larger earthquakes in a given week at or near the boundaries of the earth’s tectonic plates, and to a certain extent that was true, with the largest tremor of the week striking in Alaska.
NJ Man is Sixth Suspect in ISIS Plot
Nader Sa’adeh, 20, became the sixth suspect to be arrested since June in a Da’esh (ISIS) plot that has spread across the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region, U.S. officials say. The tri-state ISIS cell allegedly includes several more potential terrorists who have yet to be caught.
SOLAR RADIO BURSTS
For the past week, solar activity has been low. However, the sun has not been quiet. “I have noted that the sun has been extremely dynamic at shortwave radio wavelengths with almost constant Type III bursting,” reports Thomas Ashcraft of New Mexico.
Goddess Kali projected on New York’s Empire State Building
In a breathtaking spectacle, Goddess Kali was projected on the Empire State Building in New York. Artist Andrew Jones designed the portrait of the goddess to make the point that Mother Nature now more than ever needs a fierce avatar to fight the dangers of pollution and extinction, Firstpost.com reported.
Russian Warships Dock In Iran for War Training
Two Russian warships have docked in northern Iran for a series of naval training exercises with the Islamic Republic, according to Persian-language reports… The two Russian ships docked in Iran’s Anzali port on Sunday and will hold “joint naval exercises during the three-day stay of the warships in Iran,” according to a Persian-language report in Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency.
Ferguson Demonstrations: Authorities Declare State of Emergency in St. Louis County
St. Louis County authorities declared a state of emergency Monday and more than 100 people were arrested on the second day of protests marking a year since a police officer killed Ferguson, Missouri, teen Michael Brown. …”The recent acts of violence will not be tolerated in a community that has worked so tirelessly over the last year to rebuild and become stronger,” Stenger said in a statement.
Iraqi parliament backs PM Haider al-Abadi’s reforms
The Iraqi parliament has unanimously approved reforms aimed at stamping out corruption and easing sectarian tensions. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s programme was pushed through without debate, according to parliamentary speaker Salim al-Juburi. The move follows recent anti-government protests sparked by unreliable electricity amid a major heatwave.
Turkey air strikes: PKK targeted by air force jets
Turkey has launched a series of overnight air strikes against Kurdish militants, aimed at 17 targets in the south-east, the army says. The targets were in Hakkari province on the border with Iran and Iraq. Turkey has seen increasing violence in recent weeks between the military and Kurdish separatists.
Greece says bailout deal broadly agreed
Greece says it has broadly agreed the substance of a bailout deal with its creditors, according to Greece’s finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos. “Two or three small issues,” are yet to be resolved with lenders, Mr Tsakalotos said. The European Commission said a technical agreement had been reached with Greece, and that a political agreement was pending.
Climate change: Australia sets new emissions target
Australia plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by between 26% and 28% below 2005 levels by 2030, PM Tony Abbott has said. It is less than cuts pledged by countries such as Canada and the US. Australia’s previous target was to cut emissions by 5% by 2020, based on emissions in 2000.
China devalues yuan currency to three-year low
China’s central bank has devalued the national currency, the yuan, to its lowest rate against the US dollar in almost three years. The lender said the move was a “one-off depreciation” of 1.9% in a move to make the exchange rate more market-oriented. It comes in the wake of a string of weak economic data from the world’s second largest economy.
China pledges continued support for Ebola-hit Africa nations
China’s foreign minister has pledged continued support to the three West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 11,200 people. Minister Wang Yi ended his tour in Guinea on Monday after visiting Sierra Leone and Liberia.
A Black Skin Privilege Tax?
On July 20, fake petition prankster Mark Dice aired a YouTube video in which he asks primarily minorities…to sign a petition advocating a one percent “White Privilege Tax”… The signers were told the tax would be used to help fund social programs for minority communities as a means of countering the leftist fad known as “white privilege.” Unsurprisingly, the petition was well-received…Under the banner of “turnabout is fair play,” we offer the following arenas in which a reasonable case could be made that black privilege is an integral part of the American landscape.
The Obama Administration in Defense of the Nuclear Agreement with Iran
On August 5, 2015, President Barack Obama delivered an address that included criticism of Israel’s stance on the nuclear agreement with Iran. Although his specific remarks were particularly poignant, the overall message was not new. Indeed, regular statements by the president, Secretary of State Kerry, and other leading members of the administration since the agreement was signed in Vienna are intended to persuade Congress and US public opinion of the value of the nuclear agreement and why it merits United States approval. What follows is a review of the administration’s leading contentions in favor of the agreement.
Fox News Lurches Left as Murdoch’s Sons Take Control of Media Dynasty
Rupert Murdoch handed over 21st Century Fox, the conglomerate behind Fox News, to sons James and Lachlan July 1, 2015. James is now CEO and Lachlan executive co-chairman. Last year Murdoch elevated his sons to prominent positions, James to co-COO and Lachlan to non-executive co-chairman, but the turnover of the conglomerate came sooner than expected.
Assad cousin arrested over ‘road rage’ killing: report
Syrian authorities have arrested Suleiman al-Assad, a cousin of the president accused of killing a military officer in a road rage incident, official news agency SANA said Monday.
Greece, lenders locked in marathon talks for bailout deal
Greece and its international lenders were locked in marathon overnight talks to seal a multibillion-euro bailout deal on Tuesday, racing against a countdown to European Central Bank debt repayments falling due in days.
Remorse: Only 26% Would Vote For Obama Again
President Obama’s claim he could win a third term was debunked by a poll showing only 26% would vote for him again. The Monmouth University poll released Monday also revealed that 68% would vote for someone else if the Constitution allowed Obama to run a third term.
Top Headlines – 8/11/2015
1) Rapid rise of euthanasia in Belgium, Switzerland exposes dangerous idolatry of full autonomy
Euthanasia Rises in Belgium’s Flanders Region, Wall Street Journal (Shirley S. Wang)
Defending Switzerland’s ‘right to die’ law, USA Today (Helen Bachmann)
Final certainty, The Economist
The right to die, The Economist
2) Beginning of life treated as negotiable by ethicist criticizing pro-life politicians
Marco Rubio And The GOP’s Dangerous Misconception On When Life Begins, Forbes (Arthur Caplan)
In other news…
August 11, 2015
“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” —George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796
TOP RIGHT HOOKS
|Barvetta Singletary. Photo courtesy SC Democratic Party|
A special assistant to the president — the president who recently lamented that an inability to pass gun control was one of the great failures of his administration — was arrested Friday after she allegedly fired a pistol at her boyfriend during a domestic dispute. Barvetta Singletary, 37, didn’t help advance her boss’ crusade against gun violence when she invited her boyfriend, a Capitol Hill police officer, over to her house for sex. Afterwards, she accused him of seeing another woman and demanded to see the texts on his cellphones. When he refused, Singletary reached into her boyfriend’s bag, according to the arresting documents, and pulled out the two cellphones and his service weapon, a .40-caliber Glock 23. She demanded he tell her the passwords to the phones. He refused. “Your phone is more important than me holding the gun on you,” she said, shooting the couch where he was sitting. Singletary was the Obama administration’s House legislative affairs liaison and was paid $125,000 a year. Let’s just say she wasn’t a low-level staffer. And her purposeful gun crime while working for this gun-hostile administration is more important than the time Dick Cheney accidentally shot a friend while hunting. But which one received more news coverage?
In a move reminiscent of the tobacco industry evoking science to move its product, Coca-Cola has turned to science to prove that soda is not the cause of obesity — the lack of exercise is. The New York Times reports, “Health experts say this message is misleading and part of an effort by Coke to deflect criticism about the role sugary drinks have played in the spread of obesity and Type 2 diabetes.” It’s yet another attempt to use Science™ as propaganda to advance a cause — just like the government has said “the science is settled” when it comes to the issue of global warming. But while the government insists human industry is the cause of rising temperatures and government must restructure the economy as a result, keep in mind that government science can’t even decide if skipping breakfast is good or bad. While the government has said in the past that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, one that would stabilize the body’s metabolism, a recent study found that those who skipped breakfast either lost or maintained their weight. While the government is questioning its stance on eating bacon first thing in the morning, remember: You can trust them on global warming.
It’s a bad time to be poor and living in Seattle. Not only is the city’s minimum wage starving out its restaurants, the city passed an ordinance that makes it that much harder for people to buy guns and ammo in city limits — a policy that will disproportionately affect those with limited means. First they target job prospects, then they take away the ability of those in the lower income brackets to defend themselves. The Seattle City Council unanimously approved a measure Monday that will impose a tax of $25 on every gun and 5 cents on every round of ammunition sold in the city. The excuses by the council are weak. They say the tax will rake in anywhere from $300,000 to $500,000 a year. With that, Seattle plans on either directing it to covering the medical expenses in the city that occur because of firearms — a $17-million-a-year expense — or using the money to study gun violence as a public health issue. But half a million dollars does not fix the problems Seattle’s council raises. As the NRA-ILA notes, “Persons of means will simply drive outside the city to purchase firearms and ammunition, while those without such options will be forced to go forego their rights or pay the tax. This is especially egregious considering how those at the lower end of the economic scale also tend to reside in areas where violent crime is the highest. One wonders whether this type of social engineering on the downtrodden is an intended feature of the legislation rather than an unfortunate consequence.”
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FEATURED RIGHT ANALYSIS
By Lewis Morris
One of the great traditions of American foreign policy has been to protect the oppressed against those who would do them harm. Yet throughout Barack Obama’s presidency, we have seen time and again how that policy has been abandoned for the sake of politics and The One’s own personal aggrandizement.
The most recent example is the revelation that 28 Chaldean Christians have been sitting in a San Diego immigration detention facility while bureaucrats decide whether to let them seek asylum in America or be returned to Iraq, where Christians are facing widespread persecution under the Islamic State and an indifferent and corrupt Iraqi regime.
The Chaldean Christians hail from one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, and the more than two dozen people who now sit in a barbed wire compound in San Diego faced a perilous trek to avoid being jailed and murdered at the hand of barbarians who seek nothing less than their conversion to Islam or their death. Twelve have already been given deportation orders, though their final destination and fate remains unknown.
While illegal immigrants with horrendous criminal records run rampant on American streets committing heinous crimes that the administration and the Leftmedia try to downplay, Christians who want nothing more than the freedom to practice their faith are being detained.
“In Iraq, they only had three choices: convert to Islam, death by the sword or leave the country,” Mark Arabo, head of the Minority Humanitarian Foundation, told Fox News. “They’ve refused to convert, escaped slavery and death — only to be imprisoned by our broken immigration system.”
Arabo, whose parents came from Iraq to the U.S. in 1979, went on to note a sad truth under the Obama administration: “The disheartening thing is it seems that our border is open to anyone unless you’re a Christian fleeing genocide.”
Since Obama abandoned Iraq in 2009, leaving that country to the wolves and spitting on the graves of the 4,000 American soldiers who gave their lives to secure that country, more than a million Iraqi Christians have been exiled. Some 300,000 still remain, and they live in constant fear of displacement, rape, murder and a number of other brutalities at the hands of the Islamic State, which has made significant military gains in the absence of an American military presence.
John Sununu, former New Hampshire governor and chief of staff to George H.W. Bush, recently noted, “There seems to be an indifference in Washington to what is happening here.”
Sununu is being too kind.
Former Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia was more accurate, saying, “This administration is fundamentally anti-Christian.”
Obama is not just indifferent to the plight of Iraqi Christians or the Christians in Syria and Egypt and many other nations around the world who are being persecuted and murdered in record numbers by jihadis. We think his sustained record of inaction and turning a blind eye to the massacres taking place across the globe belies an underlying disdain for the Christian faith.
Consider Obama’s words since taking office. From his inaugural “apology” tour in 2009 to mandating Christians pay for abortive drugs through health insurance to his open browbeating of Christians over the Crusades during the National Prayer Breakfast in February to his support for the Rainbow Mafia’s persecution of Christians over marriage, he has demonstrated not only ignorance of history but contempt for the Christian religion and its place in the world.
At every turn, Obama has chosen to play down the horrific actions of the Islamic State as it burns people alive, decapitates nonbelievers en masse, and drives people of other faiths from the homes their families have lived in for generations. Instead, he callously dishes out revisionist history of atrocities committed by Christians hundreds of years ago in an attempt to lay out some twisted morally equivalent worldview that is logically and morally bankrupt.
As Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said in February, “It was nice of the President to give us a history lesson… Today, however, the issue right in front of his nose, in the here and now, is the terrorism of Radical Islam, the assassination of journalists, the beheading and burning alive of captives… The Medieval Christian threat is under control, Mr. President. Please deal with the Radical Islamic threat today.”
But that is not Obama’s M.O. He is acting on a lifelong contempt for Western values that was instilled in him by his mentors of hate. He sees the threats that face America as some sort of punishment for a perceived injustice that our nation has perpetrated on the world.
It cannot be denied that some Christians acted poorly in the past (and sometimes the present), nor can it be denied that America has awful scars in its history. But our country learns from its mistakes, and it remains as always the single brightest beacon of freedom and hope for people around the world who want to practice their faith in peace and with dignity. Obama’s twisted worldview has done America no favors, and it has rolled back the march toward universal freedom. Who can say how long it will take to undo the damage he has wrought?
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OPINION IN BRIEF
Stephen Moore: “Obama announced last week the toughest environmental regulations ever against coal. … But the pain from the new Environmental Protection Agency rules won’t be evenly distributed across America. Far from it. The liberal coastal states will feel relatively modest jobs losses because they rely less on manufacturing. … It’s time to label the Obama green policies what they truly are: steep taxes on red state America. … The de facto tax that Obama wants to impose on American coal is doubly dastardly because its impact will be felt hardest in relatively poorer states. And because Census Bureau data confirms that poor households spend four times more of their income on energy than rich families, the Obama policy will make income inequality much worse. … Even if the U.S. cut coal use to zero over the next 25 years, global emissions from coal will rise sharply. By 2040, China’s coal power capacity alone will be nearly 4 times the current U.S. capacity. So the Obama plan is all pain and no gain. It would be like trying to reduce unwanted pregnancies in the third world by having Americans use more birth control. Stupid.”
Insight: “Our pretended treaties, then, being made with no legitimate or bona fide nations, or representatives of nations, and being made, on our part, by persons who have no legitimate authority to act for us, have intrinsically no more validity than a pretended treaty made by the Man in the Moon with the king of the Pleiades.” —political theorist Lysander Spooner (1808-1887)
Upright: “After more than six years of Barack Obama in the White House, have we learned nothing about the dangers of choosing a President of the United States on the basis of sound bites, with no track record to check against his rhetoric? … [V]oting to put Obama in the White House was like flying a plane through mountains at night. If we manage to get through the next year and a half without crashing, should we try that gamble again?” —Thomas Sowell
Braying Jenny: “What Donald Trump said about Megyn Kelly is outrageous, but what the rest of the Republicans are saying about all women is also outrageous.” —Hillary Clinton (And what Bill Clinton DID to women is even more outrageous.)
Village Idiots: “I’m not sure how titties are worse than guns.” —Miley Cyrus
For the record: “Gay teens have higher pregnancy rates than their straight peers.” —headline from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune (“Perhaps, just perhaps, sexuality is more malleable — more morality-driven — than we’ve been led to believe, with more sexually libertine cultures willing to explore a variety of different (and riskier) sexual behaviors. Perhaps, just perhaps, the campaign to normalize gay culture was a tad misleading about the habits and attitudes within that culture.” —National Review’s David French)
And last… “Top Democrat Chuck Schumer will oppose Obama’s Iran deal. He was unavailable for comment as he prepares for his IRS audit covering years 1973-2014.” —Twitter satirist @weknowwhatsbest
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The McAvany Intel Memo
In the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s the political left (aka the Liberal Eastern Establishment) had an almost 100% monopoly on information and all news dispensed to the American public. This was in reality much closer to a monopoly of disinformation, propaganda, or dumbing down of the public. They exercised this information monopoly via their tight control (i.e., ownership) of the major television networks (i.e., NBC, CBS, ABC, CNBC, CNN, etc.); as well as their control of the major news magazines (i.e., Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report, Atlantic Monthly, etc.); and their tight ownership of almost all major newspapers via six major newspaper chains – all dominated by the political left. Only small town newspapers and local radio stations were outside of this information monopoly, and by the 1990s the giant Establishment controlled media chains began to buy these up as well.
This information (or disinformation) monopoly was designed to keep the American people dumbed down and complacent about the political left’s gradual takeover of America – which today is for the most part a fait accompli. In this dumbing down or brainwashing of a nation (just as in Nazi Germany in the 1930s), the public schools (likewise dominated by the political left over the past 50 years or so) also played a major role. But then the worst nightmare the political left could have ever imagined emerged – shooting a gigantic, gaping hole in their theretofore total monopoly of information – the Internet.
(Excerpt from McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, April 2015
Gerald Celente of the Trends Research Institute has just gone on the record with a prediction that there will be a stock market crash by the end of this calendar year. If you are not familiar with Gerald Celente, he is one of the most highly respected trends forecasters in the entire world. He has been featured on CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, NBC Nightly News and Coast to Coast AM. Personally, I have a lot of respect for him. While it is true that not every single one of his forecasts about the future came to pass over the years, he does have a very solid track record that goes back for decades. He correctly predicted the 1987 stock market crash, the bursting of the dotcom bubble and the financial panic of 2008. Just a couple of days ago, he told Eric King the following: “I’m now predicting that we are going to see a global stock market crash before the end of the year.” Celente says that it won’t just be U.S. stocks either. He believes that crashes are also coming to “the DAX, the FTSE, the CAC, Shanghai, and the Nikkei”. It other words, it is going to be a truly global financial crisis and he says that there is “going to be panic on the streets from Wall Street to Shanghai and from the UK down to Brazil”. (Read More….)
If you didn’t like “Agenda 21″, then you really are not going to like “The 2030 Agenda”. Next month, the United Nations is going to launch “The 2030 Agenda” at a major conference that will be held from September 25th to September 27th in New York City………… Click here for full story
The Obama administration recently made changes to the Oath of Allegiance to the United States in a manner very conducive to Sharia, or Islamic law………… Click here for full story
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the future. But do we want it to be? Millions are being poured into research to push technology into the realms of the most outlandish science fiction, but some are concerned about where all this is leading us ……….. Click here for full story
An ordained minister with the United Church of Canada is resisting efforts to oust her from the pulpit because she is an atheist.…… Click here for full story
Obama vs. The Jews
“You’d think they’d be nicer to me on my birthday.”
“It’s my birthday and I’m going to be blunt,” Obama told the Jewish leaders meeting with him. When they complained that, “Words have consequences, and when they come from official sources, they can be even more dangerous,” he was unapologetic.
“If you guys would back down, I would back down from some of the things I’m doing,” he warned.
Advice to GOP: Not another Romney or McCain
Much has been written about the two previous “establishment” candidates, Mitt Romney (2012) and John McCain (2008). Those consecutive GOP losses to Barack Obama compel Phil Burress, chairman of the Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, to argue that the Republican Party cannot afford to nominate another establishment candidate.
Target to Remove Gender-Based Labels
But not everyone agreed. “This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard,” wrote John Wilson. “A boy is a boy and a girl is a girl…and products are specifically made for each.”
Killing Babies – Betraying Israel – God Bless America?
In less than 50 days, congress will vote thumps up or down on Obama’s insane Iran nuke deal. Thumps up equals officially turning our backs on our ally, Israel.
Brother and sister Americans, if congress fails us on either of these two crucial issues, how can we expect God to bless America?
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 05:32 AM PDT
Is humanity ready for the next step towards moral decline? The Supreme Court’s recent 5–4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges legalizing same-sex marriage across the United States has already spawned speculation about “what will be next” in expanding marital rights. As the Supreme Court noted, “[t]he history of marriage is one of both continuity and change. That institution … has evolved over time.” Interracial marriage, equality between husband and wife, and same-sex marriage were all excluded for long periods of time under our Constitution but now have been sanctioned and protected by the courts.
While these changes have come slowly, and courts are unlikely to take the next step in expanding marital rights for some time, the courts are probably not finished expanding the legal definition of marital rights.A New York Times op-ed published shortly after the Supreme Court’s same-sex decision said that the court’s logic could eventually lead to recognition of polygamy or plural marriages, an argument also made by Chief Justice John Roberts in his dissenting opinion. This slippery-slope argument has also been used to contend that the court’s decision will open the door to legal recognition of bestiality or incest. FULL REPORT
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|Fukushima, the Blob and the rise of dead marine life
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 05:28 AM PDT
The carcasses of three more marine mammals washed up on the shores of San Francisco beaches July 7, 2015. No one is sure what killed the sea creatures; however, the massive amounts of radiation leaking into the ocean from the Fukushima power plant over the past four years may bear some responsibility. Joey DeRuy was walking along the beach Monday when he stumbled across a dead sea lion. Unperturbed, he kept walking until he came across an even bigger dead elephant seal just minutes later.
By the end of the day, there were three dead sea creatures lying on San Francisco’s coast: a dolphin, a sea lion pup and an elephant seal. National Park Service lifeguards tried to dispose of the dolphin, but they weren’t quite sure how to handle the mammal. They lifted the dead dolphin into a truck, but it was so large that its tail was hanging halfway out the truck’s bed. FULL REPORT
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|California’s takeaway plan: Take away your medical choice, pensions, guns, gold and freedom
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 05:23 AM PDT
Freedom is making a swift exit from the Golden State, where millions of families now face medical tyranny after California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law legislation mandating that all school-age children attending public and private schools get vaccinated. But it won’t stop there: The legislature is already gearing up to force vaccines on adults, and soon they’ll likely go after people’s pensions, gold, guns, and more, as this once-free cultural mecca plunges into absolute totalitarianism.
Introduced just days after Senate Bill 277, SB 792 would require that all child care workers be vaccinated against measles (MMR), pertussis (DTaP), and influenza, with the latter shot being an annual requirement. And just like with SB 277, adults would be prohibited under SB 792 from opting out of these “mandatory” vaccinations for personal or religious reasons, meaning only doctors would be allowed to make this decision on a case-by-case basis. FULL REPORT
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|Franklin Graham: False Teaching Has Diluted God’s Word
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 04:59 AM PDT
What hope is there for future generations? We are faced with moral crisis, economic crisis, political crisis—it seems that wherever you look both here at home and around the world storms are brewing. The only hope is in Jesus Christ. The rapid moral decline we are seeing around us should be a clarion call for every Christian to speak out for biblical truth and to be diligent in sharing the hope of the gospel.
That is why I am committed to taking the gospel to cities across our nation and around the world. This year we have already held 18 evangelistic crusades, preaching the life-changing message of salvation on four continents, and we still have a busy schedule for the remainder of 2015—culminating this November in Tokyo, the largest city in the world. In Japan, less than 3 percent of the population are Christian. Many have put their faith in the yen, and that has failed them. Many have looked to the West and adopted that culture, only to find it leaves them empty and cold. Materialism has become rampant, suicide is now epidemic among young people, and the nation’s crime rate is rising dramatically. This will mark my fourth time to preach in Japan—pray with me that many will turn in repentance and faith and respond to God’s offer of salvation. FULL REPORT
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|Fox News Loses All Credibility As Conspiracy To Sabotage Donald Trump Is Revealed
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 04:47 AM PDT
WITH THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY DEBATE LESS THAN 10 HOURS AWAY, FOX NEWS ANCHORS CHRIS WALLACE, MEGYN KELLY AND BRET BAIER SAT AT A LONG TABLE WITH THEIR PRODUCERS AND ONCE AGAIN WENT OVER THE GAME PLAN FOR THE BIG NIGHT.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Donald Trump somehow has managed to terrify Fox News so badly that they brought out all guns against him, replete with a “nuclear option” scorched earth policy to bring him down and discredit him in front of the American people. The talk fest blood bath brought in Fox’s highest ratings ever, but it failed to “bring down Trump”. But what was brought down, in the opinion of this site, is any decent reputation Fox News may have had for being “fair and balanced”. Fox exhibited disgraceful and shameful behaviour unbecoming journalists, but they are a huge hit with the liberal media now for obvious reasons. Rest in pieces, Faux News.
Leaning into their laptop computers, they reviewed not just the questions they would ask but the structure of every query, keeping in mind the constraints of time and the need to avoid repeating topics. As they sorted and re-sorted questions, the unpredictability of real estate tycoon and reality-TV star Donald Trump was never far from their minds. FULL REPORT
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|China Shocks Markets With Yuan Devaluation
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 04:43 AM PDT
China is shaking up the Stock Market again this morning as reports indicate that Exchange-rate intervention contributed to a $300 billion slide in China’s foreign-exchange reserves over the last four quarters. It also made the yuan the best performer in emerging markets, a factor behind last month’s 8.3 percent slide in exports. The yuan’s real effective exchange rate — a measure that’s adjusted for inflation and trade with other nations — climbed 13 percent over the last four quarters and was the highest among 32 major currencies tracked by Bank for International Settlements indexes.
Effective immediately, market-makers who submit prices for the PBOC’s reference rate will have to consider the previous day’s closing spot rate, foreign-exchange demand and supply, as well as changes in major currency rates, the central bank said in a statement. Previous guidelines made no mention of those criteria. FULL REPORT
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|Obama now saying Iran can produce Nuclear Weapon Down the Road
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 09:19 PM PDT
U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about gun violence during an address to the United States Conference of Mayors in San Francisco June 19, 2015. President Barack Obama says the landmark nuclear deal with Iran might still leave Tehran with the ability to accumulate a weapon’s worth of nuclear fuel within a matter of months 15 years down the road. In an interview with NPR, Obama said that Iran’s ‘breakout time’ — or the time needed to produce enough weapons-grade uranium for a single nuclear device — would plunge to ‘a matter of months’ 15 years into the deal.
Obama added that this 15-year delay in Iran’s capabilities was one of the virtues of the agreement that US and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany (the P5+1) signed with Iran in July. ‘If in fact the breakout times now are a few months, and we’re able to push that breakout time out to a year so that we have more time and space to see whether or not Iran is cheating on an agreement, kicking out inspectors, going for a nuclear weapon; if the breakout time is extended for 15 years and then it goes back to where it is right now, why is that a bad deal.’ Obama said. The acknowledgment of Iran’s future capabilities hints at a trade-off that lies at the heart of the nuclear deal’s logic. FULL REPORT
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|Everybody Has To Pay This New Obamacare Tax
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 08:54 PM PDT
The 41 percent sticker stun increment doesn’t stop in 2015, in any case. Throughout the following four years, the statutorily ordered Obamacare charges are relied upon to twofold once more. Throughout the following decade, buyers will pay more than $145 billion for the assessment, as indicated by the Congressional Budget Office. The duty will keep on going up every single year into what’s to come.
The expense was covered by congressional creators in segment 9010 of the law and was imagined as an approach to raise future stores to pay for Obamacare. The Obamacare expenses were planned by the program’s creators to be deferred, kicking in just in 2014 at $8 billion and mushrooming into a $14.3 billion yearly sticker on protection strategies by 2018.
Republican Sen. John Barrasso, who favors annulment of segment 9010, said the duty “is another sample of how the president’s human services law was composed so the most excruciating parts of the law kick in years after the fact.” CBO reported the charge was a “statutorily settled” sum that must be gathered every year from buyers, rather than a rate. The statute portrays the toll is a “yearly expense” yet social insurance market analysts say it has been regularly alluded to as an extract charge.
The Joint Committee on Taxation said the Obamacare assessment was “like an extract duty in view of the business cost of wellbeing protection contracts.” The board anticipated the charge on protection strategies would be borne by customers. The board likewise told then-Sen. Jon Kyl in a June 2011 letter that, “an extract charge for the most part is borne by purchasers as higher costs.” An actuarial survey of the Section 9010 by the administration firm Oliver Wyman for the wellbeing protection industry anticipated that individual policyholders will pay $514 more this year because of the Obamacare charge.
The individuals who utilize little gathering arrangements will see an ascent of $688, while family scope would ascend by $719, the firm expressed. Incidentally, the elderly and poor people — the individuals why should assumed advantage most from Obamacare — will be unfavorably influenced by the new expense, as will monetarily hard-squeezed state governments. Area 9010 commands that expenses must be paid for seniors who depend on Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D. FULL REPORT
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|China Has Accessed Private Emails of Top Obama Administration Officials Since 2010
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 08:43 PM PDT
Cyber spies in China have been accessing the private emails of “many” top Obama administration officials since at least April 2010, according to top secret documentation and a senior official in the U.S. intelligence community. NBC News reported: The email grab — first codenamed “Dancing Panda” by U.S. officials, and then ”Legion Amethyst” — was detected in April 2010, according to a top secret NSA briefing from 2014. The intrusion into personal emails was still active at the time of the briefing and, according to the senior official, is still going on. In 2011, Google disclosed that the private gmail accounts of some U.S. officials had been compromised, but the briefing shows that private email accounts from other providers were compromised as well.
According to the intelligence official, the personal email accounts of “all top national security and trade officials” were targeted in the cyber attack. Government email addresses, however, were not compromised because of their security. News of the massive breach comes just as former secretary of State Hillary Clinton is facing scrutiny for her use of a private email account during her time working in the Obama administration. Clinton served as secretary of State from January 2009 to February 2013, indicating that her email account was likely targeted in the cyber attack. FULL STORY
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|Jonathan Cahn’s Prophetic Warning Drives ‘Gay Citizen’ Complaint
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 08:17 PM PDT
At the point when Jonathan Cahn tended to Congress at the Washington: Man of Prayer occasion, he was out to caution of nearing prophetic judgment if America did not turn from her naughty ways. It was an intense message, and one the Varnell, Georgia, Police Department felt the need to impart to those they ensure.
In his discourse, Cahn announced that America won’t bow her knees to Baal, however to one genuine God: “No lord can overrule the laws of God, no request would he be able to abrogate the request of God, and no judgment of man can remain against the judgments of God. Summon not His judgment. Be that as it may, pick life. What’s more, lead in the method for atonement. Conjure the beauty of God, that He may show benevolence toward this area,” Cahn said.
One “gay native” discovered shortcoming with the feature originating from an administration Facebook page. As per the Dalton Daily Citizen, the commentator discovered it “completely crazy that the (police division) has the feature on their page. … What happened to partition of chapel and state?”
The Citizen reports that at in the first place, the VPD did not recoil to fear and overlook her remark. Maybe, somebody reacted: “In the event that it’s adequate for Congress to hear then we the individuals ought to hear it additionally, you are a visitor on our page, it is not keep running by, or supported by the state. There is an erase catch to choose on the off chance that you don’t care for a post. Marked Joshua 25:15.” Be that as it may, the feature has following been expelled from their Facebook page. SOURCE
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Only Two Religions!
I don’t know if you know this but there are only two religions in the entire world.
You might say I’m nuts. There are hundreds if not thousands!
But there is one religion that likes to put on hundreds if not thousands of different masks on, and so ultimately there are only two: the religion of Human Achievement and the religion of Divine Accomplishment.
You see Islam, Mormonism, Buddhism, Catholicism, Judaism and every single religion that you have ever heard of, ultimately teaches some form of a works-based salvation. They say that you have to be a little more good than bad in order to make it to heaven. These religions encourage you to hand God a resume when you face Him one day. The resume will be filled with all your accomplishments. It will list everything you’ve done for other people, every penny you’ve given to charity and every good deed you’ve done. God will look over this resume and say, “Good job! You’ve made it into heaven”.
The problem is that if you were to enter into heaven because of a resume based on your accomplishments God would get no glory; you would be the one who gets all the praise. In fact, Ephesians 2:9 would say that salvation is not of works lest you should boast! Genesis chapter one shows us that God created the entire universe including you. Everything He created is designed to bring Him glory. The problem is that sin has entered the world, and from birth we all have replaced exalting God with exalting ourselves. Everything we do from birth is geared towards bringing us glory and bringing praise to ourselves. We all have a throne in our hearts that God should be sitting and reigning on, but instead we are born with ourselves sitting on it. We are so used to it we don’t even notice it to the point where we all think that our resumes are good enough to get us into heaven.
Of course we are going to think that we are good people! Of course my mom is going to tell me I’m a good person! But what does your Creator think? He says in Romans 3:23 that we all have sinned and fall short of His glory. He also says in Romans 6:23 that the wages of sin is death. So if we stand before God and start listing accomplishments or hand Him a resume we might as well slap Jesus in the face because God is going to look at the resume and say, “I killed my only Son because you were not good enough to get to me!”
And that’s where the only other religion comes in.
The religion of Divine Accomplishment. God saw your situation, and decided that since man was so sinful and could not save himself, that He would come Himself and take the form of a man. He humbled himself, spent nine months in a womb he created, grew up with every temptation you and I face every day, but without sinning. He then died on the cross for our sins, and then rose from the dead and defeated death. He made it possible for human beings to stand before God one day and not hand Him a resume and condemn themselves further, but rather, tell God that they deserve His wrath but have placed their faith and trust in the work that Jesus did on their behalf on the cross and through His resurrection.
You see we need someone to be a substitute for us because no matter how hard we try, we can never bridge the gap between God and us. And the substitute can’t be merely a human. It must be God Himself.
Do you see the difference between Christianity and every other religion?
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