Aug. 12, 2015
Hillary Clinton has directed her aides to hand over to the Justice Department a private e-mail server that she used during her tenure as secretary of state, her presidential campaign said Tuesday.
Ukraine said pro-Russian militants intensified attacks on government troops overnight in a bid to win ground, a sign the recent surge in fighting is worsening.
China’s shock devaluation of its currency is designed to cushion it from strengthening along with the dollar after a projected interest-rate increase from the Federal Reserve, according to Goldman Sachs.
Florida sued to block a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule that would require 35 states to take additional steps to cut carbon emissions from power plants.
The nation’s environmental chief apologized for a mine blowout that fouled a Colorado river with 3 million gallons of toxic water, as lawmakers criticized the response of the Environmental Protection Agency to the accidental spill. “I’m absolutely, deeply sorry that this ever happened,” Gina McCarthy, the head of the EPA, said at an event in Washington. “EPA is taking responsibility to make sure it is cleaned up.”
Many of the 700,000 transgender people in the U.S. are forced to make careful calculations about what to say-and how to look-at work.
With the job market improving and the millennial generation born after 1980 reaching its prime child-bearing years, demand for daycare will probably continue to outstrip supply, driving costs up faster than overall inflation. That could have wide-ranging economic repercussions, including limiting consumers’ ability to spend on other goods and services and, in the extreme, preventing some parents from joining the workforce.
As bad as things are for emerging-market currencies, China is about to make them a whole lot worse. Its devaluation of the yuan risks a new round of competitive easing that may send currencies from Brazil’s real to Indonesia’s rupiah tumbling by an average 30 percent to 50 percent in the next nine months, according to investor and former International Monetary Fund economist Stephen Jen.
As Google Inc. reorganizes into Alphabet Inc., the conglomerate has promised a new era of transparency. Now, investors and analysts are working on wish lists of the kind of information they want to see from the Web company.
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China cut the yuan’s value against the dollar for the second consecutive day Wednesday, roiling global financial markets and driving expectations the currency could be set for further falls.
North Korea’s vice premier Choe Yong-Gon has been executed for voicing frustration at the policies of leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said Wednesday, citing an anonymous source.
Before a 19-year-old girl from a small city in Mississippi was charged with attempting to travel to Syria to join ISIS, the young woman allegedly praised the Chattanooga shooting, which claimed the lives of five American servicemen.
The United States said on Tuesday it has intervened in a lawsuit against Palestinian authorities over attacks in Israel that killed and injured Americans, arguing that a high bond could compromise the Palestinians’ financial stability.
Islamic State sympathizers circulated an image Wednesday that appears to show the grisly aftermath of the beheading of a Croatian hostage abducted in Egypt, which if confirmed would mark the first such killing of a foreign captive in the country since the extremist group established a branch here last year.
On August 12, 1898, the United States and Spain reached a cease-fire agreement in its brief conflict over Cuba and the Philippines. The war marked America’s entrance onto the global stage as a military power. The Spanish-American War is just one of five conflicts where Congress approved an official declaration of war using its constitutional powers. In total, war declarations have been declared by Congress in the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II.
U.S. crude could fall to the $30 to $40 per barrel range sooner than expected following China’s yuan devaluation, analyst John Kilduff said Wednesday.
Most people forget that when they download an app or sign-in to a website using their Facebook login, they’re giving those companies a look into their Facebook profiles. Your profile contains a lot of personal information that can often include your email address and phone number, but frequently also your work history and your current location. And most people don’t realise that if you’re sharing any of that data with your friends then apps used by those friends can see that data too!
Italy’s navy said it has rescued 52 migrants from a sinking rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean, but about 50 others are missing.
New York’s police union is encouraging its members to take photos of homeless people to bring attention to what they view as an increase in “quality-of-life offences” in the city.
Gay Australians will never be allowed to marry under a Conservative government, says the Labor opposition.
The EPA’s triggering of massive water pollution in four states is further proof that the federal government has lost sight of its environmental responsibilities and has no business burdening Americans with costly rules on emissions, water or ozone.
Thousands of displaced Arab refugees, including a large number of Christians and Yazidis, are continuing to flee Iraq following the Islamic State’s mass execution of around 2,000 Iraqis in the city of Nineveh – followed by a series of car bombs in Baghdad on Monday – resulting in dozens of causalities, according to Reuters.
Top News – 8/12/2015
US Congressmen Harassed By Angry Muslim Mob On Temple Mount
A group of US Congressmen in Israel on a working policy trip were attacked by a mob of Muslims while visiting the Temple Mount Tuesday. The lawmakers are part of a delegation organized by the Israel Allies Foundation, which works with Congress and parliaments around the world to mobilize political support for Israel based on Judeo-Christian values.
Three Years of Rain Falls in 12 Hours as Deadly Storm Causes Flooding, Mudslides in Chile
At least six people are dead in Chile after a potent weekend storm brought unusual rains to Chile’s Atacama desert region, while the coast was battered by destructive waves and strong winds. Antofagasta, Chile, saw 0.55 inches (14 mm) of rain in just 12 hours Saturday into Sunday. That may not sound like much, but it’s actually more than three years worth of rain for this town where the average annual rainfall is just 0.14 inches
Obama Blocks Release Of Report Of Russian Nuclear Weapons Treaty Violation
Hicks said, however, that steps are being taking “across the government to address Russia’s violation of the treaty, including preserving military response options—but no decision has been made with regard to the type of response, if any.”
German Media Alarmed by ‘To Berlin!’ Slogan on Modern Russian Bombs
The German tabloid Bild has been alarmed with pictures from the recent Russian naval aviation military exercises featuring bombs attached to Antonov An-26 military transport aircraft with WWII era-slogans such as “To Berlin!” and “For Stalin”. What made the situation even more peculiar is that the military exercises were staged a mere 500 kilometers away from the German capital.
Could NASA be hiding ‘proof that ISS is being monitored by aliens’?
It all started with a YouTube viewer who examined the ISS footage and decided the station was being “monitored by extraterrestrials.” He posted the short version of the video, which shows the ISS cam panning to the right, before it freezes and, indeed, shows a pink and gold UFO just sitting there.
Stocks, yields tumble after China pushes yuan lower again
Markets around the world fell for a second day on Wednesday, with stocks, the dollar and emerging market currencies all under pressure after China pushed the yuan lower again overnight, boosting the appeal of top-rated government bonds.
Turkey PM: Syria no-fly zone needed
The Turkish prime minister has told the BBC that Turkey will push again for a no-fly zone over northern Syria to protect civilians fleeing both Islamic State and Syrian government forces. Ahmet Davutoglu said he would work with the US to establish a “safe area” for people displaced by Syria’s conflict. Mr Davutoglu did not rule out sending Turkish troops in to protect the area.
Ukraine surge in fighting violates ceasefire – EU
The European Union says escalating attacks on government-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine violate a February peace deal with pro-Russia separatists. “The Minsk Agreements must be implemented in good faith, starting with full observation of the ceasefire and genuine withdrawal of heavy weapons,” the EU said. Ukraine on Monday accused rebels of carrying out the heaviest shelling since the truce was agreed.
China’s yuan currency falls for a second day
China’s Central Bank has again cut the guiding rate for the national currency, the yuan, a day after Tuesday’s record 1.9% devaluation. …The yuan fell another 1% on Wednesday, marking the biggest two-day lowering of its rate against the dollar in more than two decades.
Israeli combat troops react angrily to new rules of engagement in West Bank
…Israeli defense establishment on Tuesday temporarily revised the rules of engagement for combat soldiers on the ground serving in the Palestinian territories… …IDF soldiers were furious… The…defense establishment is now requiring soldiers to hold their fire except for instances in which there is a genuine threat to their lives.
NGO calls to raze outpost homes: ‘Israel’s complicity in illegal building is outrageous’
Yesh Din has petitioned the High Court of Justice to force the demolition of nine illegally built homes in the Derech Ha’avot outpost in the Gush Etzion Region of the West Bank. It focused on these nine homes in particular because they are under construction and located on land which Yesh Din claims belongs to residents of the nearby Palestinian village of al-Khader.
Amnesty approves policy to decriminalize sex trade
Amnesty International approved a controversial policy Tuesday to endorse the de-criminalization of the sex trade, rejecting complaints from some women’s rights groups who say it is tantamount to advocating the legalization of pimping and brothel owning.
China’s move to devalue currency could reverberate globally
China’s surprise move Tuesday to devalue its currency has intensified concerns about a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy, whose growth rate has reached a six-year low. It is also fanning tensions with the United States and Europe, whose exports could become comparatively costlier.
The FBI Considers The IRS & DOJ, Domestic Terrorists
Eventually it was bound to happen. The ever increasing ambiguous laws that allow the government to prosecute, or worse, simply negate all Constitutional protections of its citizens would come back to hang them. In an unusual circumstance, what is essentially one party in D.C. when it comes to matters of covering up governmental criminality, has split into a two party system. Specifically, a sect of the Republican party known as Tea Partiers pushed unrelentingly to expose the criminality acted upon members of its own tribe by various government agencies.
At least 47 dead in market bomb blast in NE Nigeria
At least 47 people were killed and dozens wounded in a bomb blast Tuesday in a part of northeast Nigeria frequently targeted by Boko Haram Islamists, a medical source and witnesses said.
Why Iran’s Anti-Semitism Matters
A few days ago, I spoke with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry about the politics of the Iran deal (you can find the full interview here), and at one point in our conversation I put to Kerry what I thought was—to be honest—something of a gimme question: “Do you believe that Iranian leaders sincerely seek the elimination of the Jewish state?”
Clinton relents, gives up possession of private email server
Hillary Rodham Clinton relented Tuesday to months of demands she relinquish the personal email server she used while secretary of state, directing the device be given to the Justice Department.
Top Headlines – 8/12/2015
PA to present UN Security Council with resolution to end Israeli ‘occupation’
Arrest Netanyahu for war crimes, British petitioners demand
Israel tightens rules of engagement for combat troops in West Bank
Shin Bet: Hamas fighter gives up trove of intel on group’s plans to attack Israel
IDF Says it is Aware of New Hamas Terror Tunnels
U.S. State Department Interferes in Favor of PLO Terrorists
US appeals Palestinian Authority terrorism fine
Islamic Jihad: “Every Israeli city is in rocket range”
AIPAC: Obama administration peddling ‘inaccuracies’ about us
Obama’s Iran nuclear deal rhetoric troubles American Jews
Retired US generals, admirals back Iran nuclear deal, say no option of rejecting it
Iraq Vets Take On Obama Over Iran Deal
Israel expects US Congress to block Iran nuclear deal, top Likud figure says
House members’ trip to Israel allows Netanyahu to press case against Iran nuclear deal
Kerry: Dollar could suffer if US walks away from Iran deal
Kerry doubles down on Iran deal, says Tehran has not pursued nuke since 2003
Senior Iranian Officials Disclose Secret History of Nuclear Talks – Obama Admin Recognized ‘Right to Enrich’ in 2011
After nuclear deal, Pakistan and Iran seek to increase trade
Syria’s Aleppo marked as international city under Iran peace plan
2 day ceasefire to begin between Syrian insurgents, Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters
No consensus on Assad’s fate as Saudis, Russia walk away from talks
Saudi Foreign Minister says Assad has no place in Syria future
Russia says ‘early details’ of plan to fight Islamic State start to emerge
Ankara’s attacks in Syria bad for Kurds and Assad, good for Islamists and Erdogan
Kurdish militants claim responsibility for Istanbul police station blast
Violence erupts as Greek island of Kos struggles with migrant crisis
Turkey rescues 330 Greece-bound Syrians amid record surge of refugees
Islamic State attacks Syrian rebels near Turkish border
Over 15,000 Assyrian Christian Families in Danger From ISIS Following Mass Kidnappings of Hundreds
ISIS releases 22 abducted Christians
Mississippi arrests: How social media is being used against the Islamic State
Report: Man in Dubai lets daughter drown to preserve her ‘honor’
Blast kills around 50 in Nigeria’s Borno state
EU says renewed escalation in Ukraine violates ceasefire
Iran, Russia Hold Wargames
Are NATO and Russian war games making real conflict more likely?
3 maps that show the military concerns for both Russia and NATO
Migrants seek millions in damages for detention conditions
George Soros funds Ferguson protests, hopes to spur civil action
Around St. Louis, bloodshed rises in year since Michael Brown was killed
Clinton turns over private server to Justice Dept amid report it contained ‘top secret’ emails
Krauthammer on Clinton email revelations: ‘Nothing she says ever is true three weeks later’
China’s currency devaluation sends global exporters reeling
China Roils Markets Second Day as Yuan Cut by 1.6%; Bonds Rally
China devaluation sparks fear of currency war, angers U.S. lawmakers
Presidential candidate Trump: China devaluation will devastate US
China’s move to devalue currency could reverberate globally
Greek PM requests parliament meeting to guarantee bailout agreement approval
5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Raoul Island, New Zealand
5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Illapel, Chile
5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Saumlaki, Indonesia
Colima volcano in Mexico erupts to 19,000ft
Raung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 12,000ft
Hilda could bring several inches of rain to Hawaii; Tropical Storm watch posted
California drought dries up Guadalupe River in San Jose
Climate change: Australia sets new emissions target
Toxic spill from Colorado mine creeps through US southwest
Healthy Woman Euthanized So She Wouldn’t be a “Burden” to Her Family
Drugmaker Glaxo shuts down plant over Legionnaires’ bacteria
Israeli scientist claims breakthrough in HIV research
Amnesty approves policy to decriminalize sex trade
Tony Abbott blocks free vote on same-sex marriage in Australia
Anti-gay marriage leader vows Australians can vote on same-sex marriage if he’s re-elected
The Christian purge has begun: Chaplains banned from preaching that homosexuality is a sin
Christianity facing threat of being rendered illegal under Nepal’s new constitution
Team of Scientists Find Stonehenge Like Monoliths at Bottom of the Mediterranean Sea
1) Study presenting difficulty of parenthood reveals focus of happiness in status, not family
It turns out parenthood is worse than divorce, unemployment — even the death of a partner, Washington Post (Ariana Eunjung Cha)
2) Question of affordability of having kids unique question of secular worldview
A millennial couple asks: Can we afford to have a baby?, Washington Post (Jonelle Marte)
3) Indian political controversy over beef trade shows constant influence of theology
With Beef Bans, India Moves to Protect Sacred Cows, Wall Street Journal (Jesse Pesta and Saptarishi Dutta)
In other news…
August 12, 2015
“The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty.” —Fisher Ames, speech in the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788
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|Holly O’Donnell. Screenshot courtesy of Center for Medical Progress
Planned Parenthood and procurement company StemExpress did not properly get the consent of women undergoing an abortion before taking the aborted baby for its organs, alleges a video released by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) Wednesday. The video continues the account of Holly O’Donnell, a former procurement technician who worked for StemExpress, as she recounts how she and her co-workers would monitor the women going to Planned Parenthood clinics, looking for babies that matched their procurement needs and then pressure the women to consent to give their aborted baby up for medical research.
“If there was a higher gestation, and the technicians needed it, there were times when they would just take what they wanted,” O’Donnell said. “And these mothers don’t know. And there’s no way they would know.” In some cases, the woman would be crying, throwing up in the trashcan when the StemExpress employee would walk into the room to have the talk. Sometimes, it was right after the woman learns she’s pregnant. “Some women, they come in, do a test and find out that they’re pregnant,” O’Donnell said. “Then you can consent them. So pregnancy tests are potential pregnancies, therefore potential specimens.”
CMP notes in their press release accompanying the video that it is against federal law to acquire and then use fetal tissue without the consent of the woman. The consent must also happen after she consents to an abortion. Planned Parenthood clinics in California were allowing a specimen procurement company access to virtually every woman that walked through their doors, with or without consent. Where’s the medical ethics in that? Are we still naïve enough to believe that Planned Parenthood provides vital woman’s health services?
Early last month, we noted the story of Kathryn Steinle, a San Francisco woman murdered by a repeatedly deported illegal alien. But Nancy Pelosi’s hometown is a “sanctuary city,” and the illegal found refuge there. Unfortunately, Steinle did not. Just weeks later, Marilyn Pharis, a 64-year-old Santa Maria woman, was brutally raped and beaten with a hammer. She died eight days later. One of her attackers was an illegal alien with six prior arrests. Santa Maria police chief Ralph Martin explained that his department had its hands tied and couldn’t hold him. “We had to cite him out,” Martin said. “That’s the problem with this system. This is not just in Santa Maria, this is all over the state of California and all over the United States.” Immigration and Customs Enforcement never provided a detention order, and the SMPD had to release the suspect. Martin didn’t hold back blame, saying, “[F]rom Washington DC to Sacramento there’s a blood trail leading to the bedroom of Marilyn Pharis.” Our broken immigration system demands fixing, but the establishment of both parties is invested in the status quo. Democrats in particular want Hispanic votes more than they want Rule of Law. But Americans like Steinle and Pharis shouldn’t pay the ultimate price for Democrats’ vote-buying schemes.
In campaigns past, a lack of funds was a plague that felled many a candidate in primary races. And if Rick Perry was running for president eight years ago, his campaign might have been officially declared dead, as the campaign has stopped paying its employees because it just didn’t have enough money in the bank (according to financial disclosures, Perry’s campaign had less than $1 million in cash July 15). But in the words of an anonymous villager, he’s “not dead yet.” Perry’s campaign manager, Jeff Miller, says the campaign will have to prioritize time and money to target the key swing states of New Hampshire, South Carolina and Iowa. Perry can continue the race on volunteer time and what amounts to pocket change. John McCain pulled off something similar in the GOP presidential primary of 2007. But this is 2015, the era of Super PACs. According to Austin Barbour, a senior adviser to Perry’s Super PACs, the PACs have amassed a $16.8 million war chest for the former Texas governor. Perry’s not alone. Carly Fiorina has relied on her Super PAC for most of the heavy campaign lifting, and Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki and Rick Santorum also have small campaign budgets. We’ve reached a weird place in American politics where the fate of many candidates rests not in their own hands but in organizations that are required, by law, not to coordinate with the candidates.
FEATURED RIGHT ANALYSIS
By Nate Jackson
“As president, I would do my very best to model the kind of behavior that I would hope all of our citizens would have,” Hillary Clinton told a New Hampshire audience Tuesday. So what kind of behavior would that be? Using a private email server instead of a government one to conduct (classified) business as secretary of state, and then taking years to scrub it of anything inconvenient before releasing it in a phony show of “transparency.” The difference is few other citizens could get away with such a thing.
By now, everyone knows the story of her majesty’s secret server. Everyone knows she dumped 55,000 printed pages on the State Department to reprocess — after she deleted more than 30,000 emails she called “personal.” In March, she insisted the server “will remain private.” That’s because it took a village to scrub her server of anything that might implicate her in cases like the Benghazi narrative, and her geek squad needed time to erase the most damaging stuff not just to and from her, but from staff who also used the server.
Of course, most Democrat voters won’t care about any of this when they arrive at the voting booth next November, though it is notable that Bernie Sanders now leads the polls by seven points in New Hampshire. When the scandal broke, Hillary led by 37 points. Perhaps she evitable.
On Tuesday, Clinton announced she would turn over her server to the FBI, though we’re pretty sure that’s more a case of seizure than voluntary transparency. If it had been the latter, we might have been treated to a network news exclusive interview with her touting her “above and beyond” efforts to placate the vast right-wing conspiracy.
But what difference, at this point, does it make? We’ll see what the techs at the FBI are able to uncover — it all depends on how thoroughly her server was scrubbed.
Already, Justice Department Inspector General I. Charles McCullough found emails on the server that contained “top secret” information, the highest level of classification. He warned of “potentially hundreds of classified emails” on the private server.
Just last month, Clinton told us, “I am confident that I never sent or received any information that was classified at the time it was sent and received.” She went on, “The facts are pretty clear: I did not send or receive anything that was classified at the time.”
Her weasel words weren’t good enough. According to an IG statement last month, “These emails were not retroactively classified by the State Department; rather these emails contained classified information when they were generated and, according to IC classification officials, that information remains classified today. This classified information should never have been transmitted via an unclassified personal system.”
Classified information isn’t the only problem. Many things are sensitive if not classified, and Hillary could hardly perform her duties as secretary of state without communicating these things by email.
As former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy explains, “Mrs. Clinton’s emphasis on classified documents diverts attention from another significant problem: Most sensitive information in government is not classified, but government officials are still not allowed to communicate, transmit or store it outside government communications channels and filing systems. And quite apart from any criminal liability in this regard, this point goes to Mrs. Clinton’s fitness for high office — since she not only flouted laws, regulations and guidelines; she was head of the State Department at the time and was thus obligated to enforce these laws, regulations and guidelines.”
Meanwhile, Hillary signed an affidavit Monday saying, under penalty of perjury, that she had turned over all copies of government records from her tenure at State. Clintons and perjury just keep running into each other.
One of Clinton’s defenses is that the State Department’s email system was also compromised. But that doesn’t excuse her own behavior, and she conveniently left out the fact that she oversaw that system for four years.
Now, back to the quote at the beginning: “As president, I would do my very best to model the kind of behavior that I would hope all of our citizens would have.” Hillary and her husband are secretive, hypocritical, serial liars. They operate without any moral code beyond what benefits them. And they want to take the reins once again. Perish the thought.
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OPINION IN BRIEF
Walter Williams: “From the Nazis to the Stalinists, tyrants have always started out supporting free speech, and why is easy to understand. Speech is vital for the realization of their goals of command, control and confiscation. Free speech is a basic tool for indoctrination, propagandizing, proselytization. Once the leftists gain control, as they have at many universities, free speech becomes a liability and must be suppressed. This is increasingly the case on university campuses. … Western values of liberty are under ruthless attack by the academic elite on college campuses across America. These people want to replace personal liberty with government control; they want to replace equality before the law with entitlement. As such, they pose a far greater threat to our way of life than any terrorist organization or rogue nation. Leftist ideas are a cancer on our society. Ironically, we not only are timid in response, but also nourish those ideas with our tax dollars and charitable donations.”
Insight: “The governments of the great states have two instruments for keeping the people dependent, in fear and obedience: a coarser, the army; and a more refined, the school.” —Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
Fund this, not that: “The problem that I have with Planned Parenthood is the abortion situation. It is like an abortion factory, frankly. … And you just shouldn’t be funding it. That should not be funded by the government, and I feel strongly about that. What I would do when the time came, I’d look at the individual things they do. … I’m sure they do some things properly and good and that are good for women, and I would look at that.” —Donald Trump (Except that’s what the law says now, and it doesn’t mean a thing.)
Village Idiots: “Donald Trump seems to have realized that banning all abortions, shutting down the government, and defunding Planned Parenthood are extreme positions that are way too far outside the mainstream for even him to take. We hope that the rest of the GOP field will wake up and reconsider their extreme and unpopular positions on defunding preventive care, abortion bans, and the other economic issues that women and their families care about.” —Planned Parenthood
Alpha Jackass: “The police have weaponized blackness. To be black is considered a threat [in Ferguson] and in cities across the country.” —Black Lives Matter activist Deray McKesson
Braying Jenny: “There’s really no point in confronting the GOP, at least I think during the primaries. Because GOP members will pretty much flatly tell you that they don’t care about black lives. So instead we really need to put pressure on people who claim that they care about black lives.” —Black Lives Matter activist Marissa Johnson
And last… “Just to keep things equal with the line of questioning at the Republican debate, the first question that should be asked of Hillary Clinton at a Democrat debate: ‘Mrs. Clinton, let me mention seven names: Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Gennifer Flowers, Monica Lewinsky, Beth Dozoretz, Denise Rich. Now, tell us: How can you look at anyone with a straight face and talk to them about family values, when It Takes a Village to satisfy your husband?'” —Rush Limbaugh
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Did you know that scientists have come to the conclusion that “the universe is slowly dying”? In fact, they have found that the universe is only producing about half as much energy as it once did, and they have also found that the level of energy is continuing to fade. Not only that, our sun also appears to be dying. Solar activity has slowed down to a level not seen for about 100 years, and scientists are not quite sure what to make of it. Pretty much all scientists agree that the sun will die “one day”, but could it be possible that it is happening faster than any of them ever imagined? In addition, in this article I will include information about how the human race itself is deteriorating. There is a common misconception that humanity has been constantly improving and getting better, but scientists have discovered that the exact opposite is actually true. So why is this happening? Why is everything steadily decaying and deteriorating? (Read More…)
Did you see what just happened? The devaluation of the yuan by China triggered the largest one day drop for that currency in the modern era. This caused other global currencies to crash relative to the U.S. dollar, the price of oil hit a six year low, and stock markets all over the world were rattled. The Dow fell 212 points on Tuesday, and Apple stock plummeted another 5 percent. As we hurtle toward the absolutely critical months of September and October, the unraveling of the global financial system is beginning to accelerate. At this point, it is not going to take very much to push us into a full-blown worldwide financial crisis. The following are 12 signs that indicate that a global financial crash has become even more likely after the events of the past few days… (Read More….)
In case you haven’t noticed things aren’t so hot in China. In fact the country, the Ultimate Crony Capitalist State is in serious trouble. Today it devalued the yuan, its currency.
We have been sounding the alarm on China for a very long time. Not that we’ve been the only ones. That China has been headed for real trouble has been obvious to many for quite a while, years. Regardless, trouble is here now. The world’s second largest economy is pretty much in crisis mode, or very near it and this state of affairs will have an impact (it already has) globally.
What should also be understood is that this is not a separate episode from the initial financial crisis which hit much of the world in 2008. China, Greece, Japan, it’s a continuation of the Great Recession. We’re not out of it. Indeed, some believe that we likely have not seen the worst of it.
Is this a warm-up for Gog-Magog?
Two Russian warships have docked in northern Iran for a series of naval training exercises with the Islamic Republic, according to Persian-language reports translated by the CIA’s Open Source Center.
Dare anyone call it treason?
It doesn’t get any more explosive than this: a high-ranking former Obama administration official charging that the administration made a conscious decision to support al-Qaeda – so where is the mainstream media?
Iran Deal: When Will Israel Go To War?
If the Iran deal guarantees war–as argued by a former adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu–then the question is when………… Click here for full story
U.S. Intelligence Suspects ISIS Planning Mass-Casualty Attack
Analysts in the intelligence community warned the Islamic State may be preparing to carry out a mass-casualty terrorist attack, rather than encouraging its international supporters to carry out ‘lone-wolf’ attacks…….. Click here for full story
Only Israel – Amazing Facts About Israel
Israel has many enemies around the world, not only in Gaza and in Teheran. There are many also in the Western media, in the “humanitarian” NGOs and legal forums, in the European Parliaments and United Nations, in the US Congress and think tanks, and in Israeli society itself ……….. Click here for full story
BUNDLED CABLE DEATH WATCH: Q2 CORD-CUTTING SOARS TO 566,000
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The largest swindle big business ever played on the American people — forcing us to pay huge cable bills for dozens of channels we never watch — is slowly coming apart. Even with an ever-increasing population, the pay TV industry (cable and satellite) lost a net 566,000 subscribers last quarter. When you add in Q1, that’s a total of 887,000 lost customers in just six short months.
There is just no question that customers are getting tech savvy and budget savvy. The result is a growing wave of cord-cutters (last quarter was the second biggest drop in pay TV customers in history) as people discover the beauty of streaming on budget-conscious services like Netflix and Amazon, that charge around $10 a month.
For $10 a month you are not only getting more television than you could ever possibly watch in a lifetime, better still, there are no commercials and Netflix is always updating their service with their own programming.
Meanwhile, for around $100 a month pay TV is not only pummeling you with about 20 minutes of ads an hour, but forcing you to pay for a ton of networks you hate. Moreover, many of these networks get a chunk of your cable bill. Even if you don’t watch left-wing CNN and MSNBC, if they are on your package, chances are a part of your bill is going directly to both.
If you want to put CNN, MSNBC, MTV, and all these other low-rated, left-wing networks out of business, not watching them makes absolutely no difference.
You have to cut the cord.
Nearly half of CNN’s revenue comes from this immoral revenue stream. CNN is taking your money to attack you all day every day.
And that is the great con the gigantic left-wing multinationals have pulled off for decades. Something like 100 million homes keep hundreds of networks profitable by forcing those customers into overpriced cable packages. Maybe 15 cable networks could survive solely on ad revenue generated by actual eyeballs. The rest would go poof, and good riddance.
Based only on this con and nothing even close to merit, while Obama’s economy falters and an influx of illegal aliens keep wages depressed, our cable bills go up and up. The Hollywood rich just keep getting richer.
The pressure the cord cutting revolution puts on cable and programming providers was already enormous before these latest stats.
Your local cable company is desperate to hold on to customers, which means cutting costs, which means negotiating for lower pricing with the handful of multinationals that own almost all of the cable networks. This means that ratings start to matter as cable providers ask why they are being forced by Time Warner to force their customers to pay for CNN when almost none of their customers watch CNN.
Even when the talking heads said this could never happen, even when the Big Media CEOs happy talked around The Obvious, for years now Breitbart News has been way ahead of the curve on this. Stay tuned. The most important cultural and technological revolution since the invention of television itself is just getting started.
The death of the pay TV cable bundle is the healthiest thing that could ever happen to your pocketbook or our culture.
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In September 2015, Agenda 21 Will Be Transformed Into The 2030 Agenda
Posted: 12 Aug 2015 05:37 AM PDT
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. The Pope is actually traveling to New York to deliver an address which will kick off this conference.
Unlike Agenda 21, which primarily focused on the environment, the 2030 Agenda is truly a template for governing the entire planet. In addition to addressing climate change, it also sets ambitious goals for areas such as economics, health, energy, education, agriculture, gender equality and a whole host of other issues. As you will see below, this global initiative is being billed as a “new universal Agenda” for humanity. If you are anything like me, alarm bells are going off in your head right about now.
This new agenda is solidly rooted in a document known as “Agenda 21″ that was originally adopted by the United Nations back in 1992. The following comes from Wikipedia… FULL REPORT
The full text of Agenda 21 was made public at the UN Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit), held in Rio de Janeiro on June 13, 1992, where 178 governments voted to adopt the program. The final text was the result of drafting, consultation, and negotiation, beginning in 1989 and culminating at the two-week conference.
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|Glenn Beck Gives list of 15 cities to avoid like the plague when things go bad
Posted: 12 Aug 2015 05:33 AM PDT
Glenn beck released an interesting list of cities on his website. Why is it so interesting? Because according to Glenn Beck this is the list of places you do NOT want to be when things get really bad? He unveils a list of the top ten cities to avoid in a time of crisis – and some of the entries may surprise you. What do places like Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, and Columbus, OH all have in common? First, the list. They’re all bad, but this goes from bad to “Don’t even step foot in there”:
15. St. Louis 14. Washington, DC 13. Minneapolis-St. Paul 12. Las Vegas 11. Milwaukee 10.Los Angeles 9. Boston 8. Detroit 7.Columbus, Ohio 6. St. Petersburg, Florida 5. Phoenix 4. Denver 3. Seattle 2. San Francisco 1. Portland, Oregon
How did Glenn compile the list? “This is the list of the top 15 least religious cities in America,” Glenn said. “These are the cities to avoid like the plague. And if you look at that list, these are the cities that already having trouble. We haven’t even hit the road bump.” FULL REPORT
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|Warning to parents: pro-gay cartoons are on the rise
Posted: 12 Aug 2015 05:22 AM PDT
When the animated series The Legend of Korra ended its three-season run with the two heroines holding hands and dissolving into a mist – thus making explicit a lesbian love interest that hitherto had only been hinted at – children’s TV was likely changed forever.
Or so claimed Vanity Fair arts writer Joanna Robinson, who enthusiastically lauded the December 2014 finale of the Nickelodeon show as perhaps the “most subversive television event of the year.”
But for Christian media watchers like Jeff Johnston, that lesbian fairytale ending (the two characters were actually bisexual, having each dated a boy in previous episodes) was just the inevitable next step in a clearly discernible trend. “There are definitely more gay and transgender characters and stories in children’s television,” Johnston, issues analyst for Focus on the Family, told LifeSiteNews in an email. FULL REPORT
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|Cramer: China’s trade war on the US could be huge
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 08:26 PM PDT
Did the entire market come down with a case of amnesia, and forget all about when the miners, industrials and biotechs roared on Monday? Judging by the action on the averages on Tuesday, Jim Cramer suspects that could be the case.
“Last night I tried to be skeptical, if not downright critical, about the rally, suggesting it could easily be repealed as the week went on. I didn’t know it would be repealed immediately,” the “Mad Money” host said.
That’s because Cramer was not expecting that investors would be dealing with a Chinese currency devaluation, which makes China’s goods cheaper to export and U.S. goods more expensive to sell there. FULL REPORT
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|More than 5,000 earthquakes have hit northwest Nevada since swarm started in July 2014
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 08:22 PM PDT
Seismologists studying a year-long swarm of thousands of mostly minor earthquakes in northwest Nevada say they could be the precursor for a “big one,” although speculation that they’re related to a series of extinct volcanoes can’t be ruled out.
The University of Nevada’s Reno Nevada Seismological Laboratory announced Tuesday that there have been 5,610 earthquakes in a swarm that started in July 2014 in the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge near the Oregon border. More than 200 have registered at a magnitude of 3 or greater, which is enough to be felt by ranchers and residents nearby.
The largest one hit on Nov. 6 with a magnitude of 4.7, although there’s also been a recent flare-up since mid-July. “It’s kind of usual that it has lasted so long,” said Ken Smith, a seismologist. It’s been a topic of discussion whether or not those quakes stem from the extinct volcanos in the Sheldon refuge collectively known as the High Rock Caldera, which is at least 15 million years old. FULL REPORT
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|Chaplains banned from preaching that homosexuality is a sin
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 01:45 PM PDT
It appears that Kentucky is holding true to their promise of purging Christian Ministers who refuse to comply to their new rules regarding “Homosexuality” ! According to a report from Todd Starnes with Fox News It wasn’t so much a choice as it was a demand.
Chaplain David Wells was told he could either sign a state-mandated document promising to never tell inmates that homosexuality is “sinful” or else the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice would revoke his credentials. “We could not sign that paper,” Chaplain Wells told me in a telephone call from his home in Kentucky. “It broke my heart.”The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice revoked his volunteer credentials as an ordained minister – ending 13 years of ministry to underage inmates at the Warren County Regional Juvenile Detention Center.“
We sincerely appreciate your years of service and dedication to the youth served by this facility,” wrote Superintendent Gene Wade in a letter to Wells. “However, due to your decision, based on your religious convictions, that you cannot comply with the requirements outlined in DJJ Policy 912, Section IV, Paragraph H, regarding the treatment of LGBTQI youth, I must terminate your involvement as a religious volunteer.” FULL REPORT
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|Faith Really Can Battle Cancer, Study Shows
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 01:31 PM PDT
Cancer patients who report more religiousness or spirituality may also experience fewer physical symptoms of cancer and treatment and more social connection, several new papers suggest. The new analyzes reviewed previous studies of spirituality involving more than 44,000 cancer patients altogether.
The studies varied in many ways, but religion and spirituality were associated with better health regardless of specific religion or set of spiritual beliefs.
Some previous research has found this connection while others have not, said Heather Jim of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, who led one of the new studies. “Patients should not be pressured into adopting religious or spiritual beliefs,” Jim said. “Although our data suggest that patients with greater religion/spirituality tend to have better perceived physical health, these are aggregate-level data.” “Patients who are not religious or spiritual can also experience good health outcomes,” she said. FULL REPORT
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|Firestorm erupts over Trump’s ‘Bible Connection’
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 12:32 PM PDT
A Christian minister in Florida has ignited a firestorm over his suggestion that God is using Donald Trump as a divine instrument in the 2016 presidential election cycle. In a column published in Charisma magazine, Jeremiah Johnson of Behold the Man Ministries in Lakeland, Florida, said he was praying several weeks ago “when God began to speak to me concerning the destiny of Donald Trump in America:”
The Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, “Trump shall become My trumpet to the American people, for he possesses qualities that are even hard to find in My people these days. Trump does not fear man nor will he allow deception and lies to go unnoticed. I am going to use him to expose darkness and perversion in America like never before, but you must understand that he is like a bull in a china closet. Many will want to throw him away because he will disturb their sense of peace and tranquility, but you must listen through the bantering to discover the truth that I will speak through him. I will use the wealth that I have given him to expose and launch investigations searching for the truth. Just as I raised up Cyrus to fulfill My purposes and plans, so have I raised up Trump to fulfill my purposes and plans prior to the 2016 election. FULL REPORT
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|Ohio Judges Must Officiate Same-Sex ‘Weddings’ Despite Religious Beliefs
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 10:31 AM PDT
The Board of Professional Conduct of the Supreme Court of Ohio has discharged its formal assessment with respect to whether judges must direct same-sex “weddings” regardless of their religious feelings, announcing that gay people must be obliged regardless. “Ohio judges who perform common relational unions may not morally decline to perform common relational unions including same-sex couples while keeping on performing relational unions including inverse sex couples,” the board composed on Friday. “Ohio judges may not morally decrease to perform all relational unions keeping in mind the end goal to abstain from wedding same-sex couples in light of their own, good, or religious convictions.”
The board had gotten demands for direction on the matter after the U.S. Incomparable Court issued its decision in June on account of Obergefell v. Hodges, proclaiming that all states must sanction same-sex “marriage.” An unspecified number of judges and a legal affiliation had asked of the board whether judges are allowed to decay to administer same-sex ceremony or bow out of directing over weddings inside and out. As its would see it, the board indicated the legal pledge of office, in which judges must guarantee to “loyally and fairly release and perform the greater part of the obligations occupant upon me as a judge as indicated by the best of my capacity and seeing.” However, the promise closes with the expression, “This I do as I should answer unto God.” FULL REPORT
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|British Petitioners Demand Netanyahu Be Arrested For War Crimes!
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 09:38 AM PDT
We know according to the bible that as we approach closer to the “Coming of the Lord” that all Nations will eventually turn against Israel and the Jewish people and now according to a shocking report a number reaching into the tens of thousands of pro-Palestinian supporters, have signed an online petition demanding that Scotland Yard arrest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for alleged war crimes once he steps foot on British soil this coming September. The petition was created through the British parliament website.
It mandates that British lawmakers debate a motion if a petition reaches 100,000 online signatures. Benjamin Netanyahu is to hold talks in London this September,” the petition’s author, a British national who goes by the name of Damian Moran, wrote. “Under international law he should be arrested for war crimes upon arrival in the UK for the massacre of over 2,000 civilians in 2014.” FULL REPORT
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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.
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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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