Sep. 10, 2015
California Governor Jerry Brown abandoned a plan to cut gasoline use in half as part of an ambitious bill to combat climate change after oil companies and business groups waged a multi-million dollar campaign against the effort.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to propose a $15-per-hour statewide minimum wage Thursday in a joint appearance with Vice President Joe Biden, according to a person familiar with the plan.
Fewer Americans lined up last week to file for jobless benefits, highlighting the persistent strength of the labor market. Claims for unemployment insurance fell by 6,000 to 275,000 in the week ended Sept. 5.
Bank of England policy makers said the U.K. economic outlook remains healthy and market turmoil related to China’s slowdown hasn’t shaken their view that the time for a rate increase is approaching.
Puerto Rico says it has $13 billion less than it needs to cover debt payments over the next five years, even after taking into account proposed spending cuts and measures to raise revenue.
As the U.S. presidential campaign exposes contempt for elites and angst over the future, Pope Francis arrives for his first visit with plans to denounce gross inequality and planetary neglect.
An international team of scientists announced the discovery of fossils from a previously unknown human relative species in a cave northwest of Johannesburg that sheds new light on the origins of humankind. Known as Homo naledi, the new species measured about five feet tall on average, weighed about 99 pounds, and had hands that suggested it had tool-using and climbing capabilities, according to the scientists. While its skull and teeth were similar to the earliest-known members of the Homo genus, its shoulders were more similar to those of apes.
Brazil’s currency led global declines, stocks tumbled and bonds yields surged after Standard & Poor’s cut the nation’s credit rating to junk with a negative outlook, deepening the selloff for this year’s worst-performing major emerging market.
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Unprecedented rain in Japan unleashed heavy floods that tore houses from their foundations, uprooted trees and forced more than 100,000 people from their homes.
The lawyer for a Pakistani doctor who was jailed after helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden accused the government Thursday of deliberately delaying his appeal after the case was adjourned for the sixteenth time.
Record numbers of migrants streamed through the Balkans into Hungary on Thursday, forcing Austria to suspend cross-border train services as Europe remained bitterly divided over how to cope with the refugee crisis.
Australian scientists have discovered what could be a new species of the deadly funnel-web spider, after finding a large specimen living in a national park.
The jihadist Islamic State group has used the shocking image of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi to warn refugees against trying to flee to the West, calling it a “major sin”.
Dozens of Syrian government troops and Islamic State fighters have been killed in fighting around a government-held air base in eastern Syria in a region that is a stronghold for the jihadists, a monitoring group said on Thursday.
The international coalition against the Islamic State jihadist group bombed a key jihadist command and supply hub in the area of Ramadi, capital of Iraq’s Anbar province.
Mounting evidence suggests Russia is significantly increasing military assistance to the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in what is seen as a bid to solidify Moscow’s position in one of few Middle Eastern countries where it still has influence. The move, analysts say, capitalizes on a low-risk opportunity created by the United States’ reticence to get more closely involved in the Syrian conflict, which has lasted for more than four years and claimed the lives of nearly a quarter million people.
Danish police ordered the suspension of all rail services to and from Germany as hundreds of migrants refused to disembark from trains arriving from Denmark’s southern neighbor, demanding to continue on to Sweden instead.
Sharply rising food prices in China pushed up inflation to a one-year high in the world’s second largest economy.
California lawmakers have passed legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with a doctor’s supervision. The California Assembly narrowly passed the bill on Wednesday, and the state senate is expected to follow suit.
EU plans for member states to accept 160,000 new asylum seekers represent a “drop in the ocean” in the scale of the crisis, Germany’s vice-chancellor said.
The US and NATO have expressed concern over reports that Russia is increasing its military presence in Syria. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said if confirmed, Russia’s involvement would not help to solve the conflict.
Three-quarters of all immigrant households using welfare are headed by legal immigrants.
The Justice Department issued new policies that prioritize the prosecution of individual employees – not just their companies – and put pressure on corporations to turn over evidence against their executives.
A new terror threat from al-Qaida is urging lone wolf attacks on notable U.S. business leaders, including Internet guru Larry Ellison, casino bigwig Sheldon Adelson, computer programmer and inventor Bill Gates, industrialists Charles and David Koch, businessman and former mayor Michael Bloomberg, and billionaire investor Warren Buffett. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke also graced the list, as well as Jim Walton, Walmart heir.
‘Mega’ Agenda 21 resurrected with pope’s help
Francis is expected to enthusiastically endorse a new U.N. document that promises to wipe out poverty by 2030 by reordering the world economy along the lines of socialist principles. The document, titled “Transforming Our World: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” also seeks to “strengthen universal peace” and usher in a new era of shared prosperity. The pope’s visit marks just one in a series of historic and potentially prophetic events during the month of September.
Pope Francis Taps Rick Warren To Sell Vatican Socialist Agenda To American Christians
Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church, has announced he will be speaking in Philadelphia later this month at the World Meeting of Families event to commence Pope Francis’ highly anticipated visit to the United States.
Trump Calls Obama an ‘Amateur’ and Vows to Re-Negotiate Deal
Donald Trump said Wednesday that President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran was his “amateur hour” and that the deal will be re-negotiated if the real-estate mogul is elected to the White House.
US Raises Protection for Its Sinai Multinational Peacekeeper Forces
The U.S. is beefing up its force in the Sinai Peninsula after four American soldiers were wounded in the line of duty last week.
From This Point Forward, Christians Are Going To Be Banned From Holding Many Jobs In America
Christians all over this country are being put into positions where they must choose to either submit to the “new morality” or potentially lose their jobs. For Kim Davis, deciding to take a stand meant that she was thrown into prison.
California lawmakers approve right-to-die bill
A bill allowing terminally ill people to legally end their lives has been passed by the California State Assembly. The measure now goes to the State Senate, which is expected to give the act its endorsement. However, California Governor Jerry Brown, a lifelong Catholic, has not said whether he will sign it into law.
Assange on ‘US Empire,’ Assad govt overthrow plans & new book ‘The WikiLeaks Files
Julian Assange has opened up about his new book, ‘The WikiLeaks Files,’ speaking about the ‘US empire’ and telling RT’s ‘Going Underground’ program that Washington had plans to overthrow Syria’s government long before the 2011 uprising began.
Netanyahu Ready to Enter Negotiations with PA ‘Immediately’
In London, Netanyahu warns Mideast ‘disintegrating under the twin forces of militant Islam’ – Iran and ISIS. “I look forward to discussing with you everything you mentioned – three specific areas,” Netanyahu told Cameron at the start of the meeting. “First security,” the Israeli Prime Minister noted.
Wilders tells Dutch parliament refugee crisis is ‘Islamic invasion’
“Masses of young men in their twenties with beards singing Allahu Akbar across Europe. It’s an invasion that threatens our prosperity, our security, our culture and identity,”
ISIS blasts Muslims fleeing to Europe as ‘sinners’
Islamic State’s magazine says going to Europe is a “gate towards one’s children and grandchildren abandoning Islam for Christianity, atheism, or liberalism.”
Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Gueiria in Venezuela
A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Gueiria in Venezuela on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 112.1 km, -62.4256° West, 11.1526° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued.
Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag strikes near Yunaska Island in Alaska
A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 92 km SE of Yunaska Island, Alaska (57 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:26:47 / 11:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Yunaska Island in Alaska.
The Christian and Civil Disobedience
In the 13th chapter of Romans, Paul says that God has given us the government as a minister of righteousness. It is our duty to obey it. But we also see in Scripture that on occasion, when the government calls for one to disobey God, then civil disobedience is in order.
Magnitude 4.0 earthquake hits northeastern Taiwan
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake hit the northeastern county of Yilan at 2:46 p.m. Thursday, the Central Weather Bureau reported later that day.
Growth jitters send stocks, commodities into reverse
World stocks and commodities moved back into reverse on Thursday after four straight days of gains following a heavy overnight tumble by oil and more uncertain news from China and Japan but also from Brazil and New Zealand. European stocks snapped a three-day run of gains with falls of more than 1 percent, after most of Asia’s major bourses had drooped and a lack of excitement at Apple’s new gadgets had hit Wall Street.
Scientists waking up 30,000-year-old ‘giant’ virus
Bringing a 30,000-year-old virus back to life sounds like the plot of a real-life horror movie… Scientists who discovered a prehistoric virus called Mollivirus sibericum in the Siberian permafrost plan to give the virus its first wakeup call since the last Ice Age (after first verifying that it can’t harm humans and animals, thankfully).
GM embryos ‘essential’, says report
It is “essential” that the genetic modification of human embryos is allowed, says a group of scientists, ethicists and policy experts. A Hinxton Group report says editing the genetic code of early stage embryos is of “tremendous value” to research. It adds although GM babies should not be allowed to be born at the moment, it may be “morally acceptable” under some circumstances in the future.
Japan floods: City of Joso hit by ‘unprecedented’ rain
Widespread flooding and landslides in north-east Japan have forced more than 90,000 people to abandon their homes. The city of Joso, north of the capital, Tokyo, was hit by a wall of water after the Kinugawa River burst its banks. Helicopter rescue teams have been plucking people from rooftops.
New human-like species discovered in S Africa
Scientists have discovered a new human-like species in a burial chamber deep in a cave system in South Africa. The discovery of 15 partial skeletons is the largest single discovery of its type in Africa. The researchers claim that the discovery will change ideas about our human ancestors.
Netanyahu in Britain: Mideast crumbling in face of radical Islam
The Middle East is disintegrating in the face of extreme Shi’a radicalism embodied by Iran, and extreme Sunni extremism incarnated by Islamic State, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at…a meeting…with British Prime Minister David Cameron. Netanyahu said that this – and how to “roll back the tide of militant Islam both in the Middle East and North Africa” – was one of three main issues he wanted to discuss with Cameron.
Report: Intelligence analysts allege that command is changing ISIS reports to show US is winning
Trouble is brewing at US Central Command (CENTCOM), the Pentagon’s agency covering security interests in nations throughout the Middle East and Central Asia. According to a report from The Daily Beast, more than 50 intelligence analysts at CENTCOM have formally complained that reports on ISIS and al-Nusra Front — al-Qaeda’s Syria branch — have been repeatedly altered by senior intelligence officials to correlate to the Obama Administration’s insistence that the US is winning the war against the two militant groups.
Germany warns Russia against military engagement in Syria
Germany’s foreign minister warned Russia on Wednesday against increased military intervention in Syria, saying the Iran nuclear deal and new U.N. initiatives offered a starting point for a political solution to the Syrian conflict.
Jail Time for Christians: No Longer a Hypothesis
So this is how the game is played. Leftist operatives in the courts (supreme and state) create unconstitutional laws to further their anti-God agenda. Then, Leftists say those who disobey their lawless laws are not behaving like Christians and good Americans. Many on our side fall for it.
The Syrian Refugee Crisis is Not Our Problem
The Syrian refugee crisis that the media bleats about is not a crisis. And the Syrian refugees it champions are often neither Syrians nor refugees. Fake Syrian passports are cheaper than an EU politician’s virtue and easier to come by. Just about anyone who speaks enough Arabic to pass the scrutiny of a European bureaucrat can come with his two wives in tow and take a turn on the carousel of their welfare state.
Ferguson Bombers Sentenced
A foiled plot to use bombs to assassinate the police chief, county prosecutor, and other officials in troubled Ferguson, Mo., and also blow up the iconic Gateway Arch in nearby St. Louis, has ended in federal prison terms for two New Black Panther Party members.
175 Days: Treasury Says Debt Has Been Frozen at $18,112,975,000,000
The portion of the federal debt that is subject to a legal limit set by Congress closed Friday, Sept. 4, at $18,112,975,000,000, according to the latest Daily Treasury Statement, which was published at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday. That, according to the Treasury’s statements, makes 175 straight days the debt subject to the limit has been frozen at $18,112,975,000,000.
Obama Mulls Resettling Thousands of Syrian ‘Refugees’
The Obama Administration is reportedly considering exacerbating a crisis largely of its own making. Following the immigration onslaught in Europe that has generated graphic images, including a 3-year-old Syrian boy washing up dead on a Turkish beach, thousands of migrants trapped in a Budapest train station, and 71 dead discovered in a truck abandoned on an Austrian roadway, Obama administration officials are considering the possibility of allowing more Syrian immigrants into the United States.
Shepard Smith Calls Christians “Haters”
“Haters are going to hate” is how Shepard Smith of Fox News referred to supporters of Christian clerk Kim Davis on his Tuesday afternoon show. It was another example of the anti-Christian bias that has been rearing its ugly head on a channel that many conservatives had looked to for “fair and balanced” coverage of the issues they care about.
US-led airstrikes blew up a stadium filled with ISIS’ explosives, weapons, and ammunition
US-led coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State (aka ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh) on Tuesday destroyed a key supply hub near the Iraqi city of Ramadi — a stadium stocked with “homemade explosives, weapons and ammunition as well as VBIED [Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device] components.”
Headlines – 9/10/2015
Khamenei Calls U.S. the ‘Great Satan,’ Says Israel Won’t Exist in 25 Years Just Hours Before Congress Debates the Iran Deal
Netanyahu: ‘Tyrant’ Khamenei is wrong, Israel is here to stay
Netanyahu: Khamenei’s anti-Israel, anti-US tirade should burst any illusions about nuclear deal
Rally against Iran deal on Capitol Hill draws hundreds of rabbis, Jewish leaders
19 of 28 US Jewish lawmakers back the Iran nuclear deal
Republican dispute delays US Congress vote on Iran nuclear accord
Dispute among House GOP jeopardizes vote on Iran nuclear deal
US House mulls canceling vote on Iran disapproval bill-aide
White House: Iran deal will proceed despite House action
Mark Levin: Democrats ‘Will Have Blood On Their Hands’ For Supporting Iran Deal
Sen. Ted Cruz calls Iran nuclear deal ‘catastrophic’
Trump: ‘Israel Will NOT Survive’ With Iran Nuclear Deal In Place
Oil reservoir found in Golan Heights, says company
Heaviest sandstorm in 75 years chokes Israel
Dutch textbook: Britain endorsed Zionism to gain favor with Jewish bankers
Israel Bans Two Muslim Activist Groups From Temple Mount
Netanyahu in Britain: Mideast crumbling in face of radical Islam
UN likely to back raising Palestinian flag
Pope Francis to address refugee crisis in UN speech
Denmark blocks motorway, rail links with Germany to stop refugee flow
Amid ‘disaster of Biblical proportions,’ administration reportedly to accept 5,000 more refugees
Report: Intelligence analysts allege that command is changing ISIS reports to show US is winning
Moscow admits Russian military experts on the ground in Syria
Russian military build-up in Syria ‘unprecedented,’ officials say
White House: ‘Deep concerns’ about Russian military aircraft in Syria
UK tells Russia, Iran: ‘Call Damascus’ to end Syria conflict
Exclusive photos appear to show grisly effect of ISIS’ mustard gas attacks on Kurds
ISIS says Norwegian and Chinese hostages are ‘for sale’
Turkish air strikes against PKK in northern Iraq ‘very effective’
Al Qaeda Mag Urges Attack on Koch Brothers, Buffett, Bloomberg
Military Technology Exporter Admits to Spying for Moscow
40 percent of U.S.-Mexico border under control – 20 percent of illegals caught at border have criminal records
Baltimore approves $6.4 million settlement for Freddie Gray’s family
Freddie Gray settlement ‘obscene,’ police union chief says
China’s Response to Stock Plunge Rattles Traders
Dow Jones Industrial Average Plunges 239 Points on Falling Crude Oil Prices
World Bank Economist: Rate Hike Will Spark ‘Panic and Turmoil’ in Emerging Markets
175 Days: Treasury Says Debt Has Been Frozen at $18,112,975,000,000
NASA refutes Christian claims that the blood moon on September 28 will cause end of world
5.9 magnitude earthquake hits near Yunaska Island, Alaska
5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan
5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Gueiria, Venezuela
5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Sinabang, Indonesia
Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador erupts to 25,000ft
Colima volcano in Mexico erupts to 20,000ft
Karymsky volcanon on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 15,000ft
Sakurajima volcano in Japan erupts to 10,000ft
Karangetang volcano in Indonesia erupts to 10,000ft
Typhoon Etau causes severe flooding and evacuations in Japan
More than 100,000 flee floods in Japan after ‘once-in-50-years’ rain
Emergency Flood and Landslide Warnings in Japan; Levee Breach Destroys Homes, Forces Dramatic Rescues
Heavy rain causes floods in Japan; sends tainted water from Fukushima plant into sea
Tropical Storm Henri Forms in Atlantic Southeast of Bermuda
Rare Mediterranean Storm to Bring Flooding to Italy and Balkans
Intense Heat to Scorch Drought-Stricken West
New York City hits 97, smashing temperature record set in 1919
Deadly strain of West Nile virus hits Israel
It’s alive…again! Scientists waking up 30,000-year-old ‘giant’ virus
This tiny implant mops up wandering cancer cells in the body
Study finds seeds of Alzheimer’s may have spread in medical procedure
California Assembly approves right-to-die legislation
Expert group says embryo genetic modification should be allowed
San Francisco elementary school adopts gender-neutral bathrooms
Chrissie Hynde: Today’s ‘Feminist’ Pop Stars Act More Like Prostitutes
Israeli man files lawsuit against infidelity website Ashley Madison
Caitlyn Jenner talks fears of going to men’s jail over fatal car crash: ‘That is the worst case scenario’
Fox News’ Shepard Smith goes on anti-Christian rant during Kim Davis rally
Just what gay activists hoped to avoid: Clerk Kim Davis, the new face of Christian persecution
1) Provision for ‘autonomous birth control rights’ of 11-year-olds exposes loss of morality
Schools, Birth Control, and Parental Consent, The Atlantic (Jacoba Urist)
2) Discrimination against Christians lauded as sound business practice clear double standard
Being Picky About Customers Early On Can Bolster Long-Term Success, New York Times (Caitlin Kelly)
3) Vatican streamlining of annulment raises question of whether Rome will join sexual revolution
U.S. Catholics Open to Non-Traditional Families, Pew Research Center
Poll Finds U.S. Catholics Tolerant of Same-Sex Families, Wall Street Journal (Tamara Audi)
Pope Francis Announces Changes for Easier Marriage Annulments, New York Times (Jim Yardley and Elisabetta Povoledo)
Conservative dissent is brewing inside the Vatican, Washington Post (Anthony Faiola)
In other news…
Frontrunning: September 10
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- Hilsenrath: Fed Wavers on September Rate Rise (Read More)
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- Brazil downgraded to junk rating by S&P, deepening woes (Read More)
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September 10, 2015
“[I]t may be laid down as a general rule that [the People’s] confidence in and obedience to a government will commonly be proportioned to the goodness or badness of its administration.” —Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 27, 1787
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Republicans are considering their options to thwart the Iran deal and preserve at least some of the sanctions against Iran for as long as possible. They’ll do this by rebuking Barack Obama for failing even to abide by the terms of Sen. Bob Corker’s ill-advised review deal. Under that law, which Obama signed, he was required to submit all relevant information to the deal, including unbelievably foolish secret side deals, by July 19, after which Congress would have 60 days for review. Obama did not do so, which Republicans argue means the congressional review period never actually began. They have forced a delay in the debate over the deal until Obama hands over the information. In the meantime, the House will vote on two measures laying groundwork for possible legal action: One condemning Obama for violating the law, and another meant-to-fail measure to approve the deal. “The administration has not submitted the deal,” Sen. Ted Cruz said, adding, “Republicans in this body should not be facilitating this president yet again disregarding the law and doing so in contravention of the national security interests of this country.”
On the other side of the aisle, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer perhaps the worst endorsement ever: “I have concluded that this is not the best deal the P5+1 could have achieved.” Not even close, as detailed by the rest of his statement. “However,” he continued, “it is the agreement that the United States agreed to and that is now before the Congress. Although it was a difficult choice, I have decided to oppose a resolution of disapproval, albeit with serious concerns.” Try to contain your enthusiasm, there, Steny.
Now that Barack Obama has the necessary congressional minorities to block opposition to his Iran deal, Iran’s supreme leader decided to rub some salt in the wound. This time, he’s back to threatening Israel. “After nuclear negotiations, the Zionist regime said that they will not be worried about Iran in the next 25 years,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wrote. “I am telling you, first, you will not be around in 25 years’ time, and God willing, there will be no Zionist regime in 25 years. Second, during this period, the spirit of fighting, heroism and jihad will keep you worried every moment.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned in his March speech to a joint session of Congress that negotiating with the Iranian regime was a fool’s errand, and that Obama’s “deal will not prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons; it would all but guarantee that Iran gets those weapons — lots of them.” Best-case scenario under Obama’s deal, Iran is prevented from obtaining nuclear weapons for 15 years. That leaves 10 years in Khamenei’s 25-year window to annihilate Israel. In the meantime, Obama will give Iran more than $100 billion in sanctions relief with which to keep the jihad going, just as Khamenei promised. Republicans ought to be doing whatever they can to stop this deal.
It wasn’t long ago that Donald Trump refused to name any favorite Bible verses (likely because he couldn’t). Ben Carson didn’t have any trouble with the same question. Carson offered Proverbs 3:5-6 and Proverbs 22:4, both of which he quoted — the latter says, “With humility and the fear of the Lord, that’s where life and wealth come from.” To be fair, he had time to prepare, but we also don’t doubt his sincerity as we do Trump’s.
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By Allyne Caan
It’s that time of year again — summer’s end, the hint of falling leaves and the annual talk of a government shutdown. With Congress back in session this week and fewer than 10 working days before the Sept. 30 spending bill deadline, political consultants are once again prepping the spin-fest to ensure that, should a shutdown occur, the other side gets the blame.
This time, the sticking point isn’t ObamaCare as in 2013, or Barack Obama’s immigration overreach as in 2014, but rather continued government funding for Planned Parenthood. The nation’s largest abortion mill (327,653 babies killed in 2013) rakes in more than $500 million per year in taxpayer dollars while dismembering babies and selling their body parts to the highest bidder.
“[T]his arrangement is not new,” notes Terence Jeffrey. “In fiscal 2012, Planned Parenthood says in its immediate past report, it did 327,166 abortions. In the year that ended on June 30, 2013, it got $540.6 million in government money. In fiscal 2011, it did 333,964 abortions, and in the year that ended on June 30, 2012, it got $542.4 million in government money.”
That’s $1.6 billion in tax dollars for nearly a million dead babies. Oh, they say no federal money goes to pay for abortions, but is anyone really naïve enough to buy that?
So approximately 30 House members who actually believe in the inalienable right to life signed a letter promising to reject any spending bill — short-term stop-gap measures included — that contains funding for Planned Parenthood. The signatories number nearly enough to mean that a spending bill retaining funding for the abortion giant will require House Speaker John Boehner to dip into the Democrat vote bin to secure enough votes for passage. That could yield other undesirable concessions in order to get those votes.
It’s hard to fathom fetal dismemberment would be grounds for any debate, but, alas, such is the depraved world in which we live.
Despite the GOP’s strongly pro-life platform (which apparently means whatever legislators want it to mean, just like the Constitution), Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Squish One and Squish Two, respectively) have little interest in cutting off money for the abortion mill as a condition of funding the rest of the government. After all, let’s not miss the forest for the trees. Or, in this case, let’s not forget all the great women’s health care Planned Parenthood provides along with abortions. You know, the grand total of zero mammograms nationwide. (By the way, that care is available at any number of other clinics.)
Members of the GOP who oppose making a costly political fight to defund the organization argue that efforts to defund the abortion giant as part of a spending bill are doomed to fail, as Obama would never sign such a bill and Congress lacks the votes to override a veto. Ergo, don’t risk a shutdown for which Republicans would be blamed.
Unfortunately, it is simple math. Obama would certainly veto the measure, or Senate Democrats would filibuster so he didn’t have to, and Republicans likely would shoulder the blame for any shutdown. We’ve opposed previous no-win shutdown gambits on those same grounds.
But many conservatives are asking a couple of questions. First, if Republicans aren’t willing to fight for this hill, what hill are they willing to fight for? Second, as Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) put it, “How would things have been different if Harry Reid were in charge?”
The problem isn’t that pro-life conservatives are bucking leadership; it’s that Boehner, McConnell and the multitude of spineless legislators who hijack the “R” designation have proven time and again that they are unwilling to take a stand on principle — any principle — be it health care, immigration, executive overreach, spending or debt. Oh, they’ll feign a fighting spirit. But when principle demands that action back up rhetoric, GOP “leaders” suddenly become immobile. After all, in August, McConnell promised “no more government shutdowns.”
Efforts to defund Planned Parenthood as part of the spending bill will certainly fail, but that’s arguably because the GOP’s culture of concession has conditioned Democrats to know that Boehner, McConnell and their political allies would never hold firm on any demands, even if they did pretend to take a stand.
As a result, those willing to fight for life are branded as insurgents, while supposedly savvy congressional leaders try to explain why now simply isn’t a convenient time to stop the slaughter and auction of the unborn.
So perhaps the lesson for pro-lifers is simple: Fewer lives will be saved through unwinnable funding fights on Capitol Hill than through changing the hearts and minds of our family, friends and neighbors.
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Mona Charen: “Republicans cannot simply shrug and announce that they lack the votes to stop [the Iran nuclear deal]. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a reputation as a shrewd inside player. He has many possible options. 1) Pass a rule by simple majority declaring that the filibuster cannot be used for grave matters of national security. 2) Announce, as David Rivkin and Rep. Mike Pompeo have proposed, that because the president is not in compliance with the Corker/Menendez legislation (which requires that all side deals be submitted to Congress), the 60-day review period has not yet begun. 3) Decide (as Andy McCarthy has suggested) that this agreement — so crucial to the security of the nation and the world — is clearly a treaty and can only be considered by Congress as such, requiring a two-thirds vote in both chambers for passage. If this is not a time for considering every possible congressional strategy, what is? The Democrats trashed the filibuster for some second-tier appointments. Republicans can revive it to prevent terrorists from getting the bomb.”
Insight: “It is the laborer’s privilege to ennoble his work by the aim with which he undertakes it, and by the enthusiasm and faithfulness he puts into it.” —American poet Lucy Larcom (1824-1893)
Upright: “Risking not their lives — but only their political futures — the Senate must do all it can to avoid rewarding a regime that has killed Americans, is killing Americans, and that threatens a nuclear holocaust. But the filibuster is more important than national security, and the vow ‘never again’ carries with it two implicit conditions — so long as sixty senators agree, and enforcing the promise won’t cause too much blowback in the next election cycle. What a sad and shameful spectacle.” —National Review’s David French
Observations: “It is eerie how much the politics of the Iran nuclear deal resemble the politics of ObamaCare. Many Democrats running for election in 2014 rode ObamaCare to defeat. Barack Obama’s latest ‘legacy,’ the Iran nuclear deal, is resurrecting more Democratic electoral vulnerability. Some legacy.” —Wall Street Journal’s Daniel Henninger
Braying Jenny: “This is more than Planned Parenthood. It’s about women, it’s about reproductive freedom, it’s about respect for women’s judgment about the sizing and timing of their families. How dare [Republicans] be so disrespectful to women. How dare they be so disregarding of women’s health issues.” —Nancy Pelosi
Alpha Jackass: “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president? I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?” —Donald Trump on Carly Fiorina
Separation: “[Americans] need a leader who cares about them again.” —Hillary Clinton with a thinly veiled shot at Obama
Village Idiots: “I too am deeply concerned about Iranian aggression and the need to confront it. It’s a ruthless, brutal regime that has the blood of Americans, many others, including its own people, on its hands. … There’s absolutely no reason to trust Iran.” —Hillary Clinton advocating the Iran deal
And last… “The head of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard said that the U.S. is still the ‘Great Satan’ regardless of the nuclear deal. President Obama quickly pointed out that the important thing is that Iran still views the U.S. as ‘Great.” —Fred Thompson
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Sadly, in another iteration of the anger that is the wind beneath Donald Trump’s wings, many readers insist that GOP leadership has no intention to block Obama on Iran. If that is so, it is passing strange. The national-security threat here is grave. Plus, how much credibility can Republicans have (maybe I should just end the sentence there) in complaining about Obama’s disregard of federal law if they won’t even follow the law they themselves enacted just four months ago?
As the choppy waters of September 2015 move ashore, all eyes will be on Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, jittery stock markets and signs in the heavens. The pope’s visit marks just one in a series of historic and potentially prophetic events during the month of September………….. Click here for full story
President Barack Obama may have hailed his deal with Iran as an historic breakthrough, but this is not how it is being viewed in Saudi Arabia, where the kingdom has responded to Washington’s attempted rapprochement with Tehran by embarking on a massive military build up………… Click here for full story
US and regional reports that Moscow’s diplomatic and logistical support for Assad is shifting into major military backing has raised the prospect of Israel and Russia accidentally coming to blows..…… Click here for full story
Soleimani (left) and Putin (right) have both put boots on the ground in Syria. (Photo: AP, Fars, EPA)
Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, has sent hundreds of ground soldiers into Syria in the past few days apparently in cooperation with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, said a senior Israeli security official Thursday.
Russia has also recently deployed military assets in Syria and according to the Israeli source, has teamed up with Iran in an unprecedented attempt to protect the embattled regime of Bashar Assad from falling to rebel groups including the Islamic State.
The Israeli source said that Iran’s increased military involvement in Syria was “due to Assad’s crisis and under Russian-Iranian cooperation as a result of a meeting between Soleimani with Russian President Vladimir Putin,” said the Israeli source.
(CNSNews.com) – Those employed by government in the United States in August of this year outnumbered those employed in the manufacturing sector by almost 1.8 to 1, according to data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
There were 21,995,000 employed by federal, state and local government in the United States in August, according to BLS. By contrast, there were only 12,329,000 employed in the manufacturing sector.
The BLS has published seasonally-adjusted month-by-month employment numbers for both government and manufacturing going back to 1939. In the first 50 years of the 76-year span since then, manufacturing out-employed government. But in August 1989, government overtook manufacturing as a U.S. employer.
There is so much confusion out there. On the days when the Dow goes down by several hundred points, lots of people pat me on the back and tell me that I “nailed” my call for the second half of this year. But on the days when the Dow goes up by several hundred points, I get lots of people contacting me and telling me that they are confused because they thought the stock market was supposed to go down. Well, the truth is that if there is going to be a full-blown market meltdown, we would expect for there to be wildly dramatic swings in the market both up and down. A perfect example of this is what we experienced during the financial crisis of 2008. 9 of the 20 largest single day declines in stock market history happened that year, but 9 of the 20 largest single day increases in stock market history also happened that year. If we are moving into another great financial crisis, there should be massive ups and massive downs, and that is precisely what we are witnessing right now. (Read More….)
Could it be possible that we are living in the period of time that the Bible refers to as “the last days”? And if so, what does that mean for our future? As we approach the final months of 2015, it seems like more people are talking about apocalyptic scenarios than ever before. The mainstream media is doing articles on “end of the world fears“, and it is being reported that 41 percent of all Americans believe that “we are living in what the Bible calls the last days.” For those that believe, the signs are everywhere – geopolitical instability, moral decay, steadily increasing numbers of natural disasters and a global financial system that could fall apart at any moment. Others mock the idea that we could be living in “the last days”, and many of them point to the amazing technological progress that humanity is making and the unprecedented prosperity that we have been enjoying in recent times. If things are actually “getting better”, they argue, then how could we possibly be living in the end times described in the Bible? And of course atheists are convinced that God doesn’t exist at all, and that all of this apocalyptic talk is just a bunch of religious nonsense. So what is the truth? (Read More…)
Russian forces have begun participating in military operations in Syria in support of government troops, three Lebanese sources familiar with the political and military situation there said on Wednesday.
“Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel: And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.” Ezekiel 39:1-4 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: In Ezekiel 39, we see the Battle of Armageddon taking place after Russia surrounds Israel. Establishing a beachfront in Syria, Israel’s next door neighbor. is a great place to start.
The sources, speaking to Reuters on condition they not be identified, gave the most forthright account yet from the region of what the United States fears is a deepening Russian military role in Syria’s civil war, though one of the Lebanese sources said the number of Russians involved so far was small.
U.S. officials said Russia sent two tank landing ships and additional cargo aircraft to Syriain the past day or so and deployed a small number of naval infantry forces.
The U.S. officials, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said the intent of Russia’s military moves in Syria was unclear. One suggested the focus may be on preparing an airfield near the port city of Latakia, a stronghold of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
U.S. officials have not ruled out the possibility that Russia may want to use the airfield for air combat missions.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to his Russian counterpart for the second time in four days to express concern over reports of Russian military activities in Syria, warning that it could fan more violence. The White House said it was closely monitoring the situation.
Russia says the Syrian government must be incorporated into a shared global fight against Islamic State, the Islamist group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq. The United States and Assad’s regional foes see him as part of the problem.
“We would welcome constructive Russian contributions to the counter-ISIL effort, but we’ve been clear that it would be unconscionable for any party, including the Russians, to provide any support to the Assad regime,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz said, using an acronym for Islamic State.
SYRIAN TROOPS PULLING BACK
Assad’s forces have faced big setbacks on the battlefield in a four-year-old multi-sided civil war that has killed 250,000 people and driven half of Syria’s 23 million people from their homes.
Syrian troops pulled out of a major air base last Wednesday, and a monitoring group said this meant government soldiers were no longer present at all in Idlib province, most of which slipped from government control earlier this year.
Moscow confirmed it had “experts” on the ground in Syria, its long-time ally in the Middle East. source
Damascus War Drums
Posted: 10 Sep 2015 06:51 AM PDT
Russian forces have begun participating in military operations in Syria in support of government troops, Russia Warns “Prepare for Nuclear Drone-Submarines” As the US and Israel are on “High Alert” we could very well be witnessing the beginning of Major Prophetic Wars and Events set to unfold in the Mideast. Watch Video below for more info:
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Israel Prepared to take on Iran Alone!
Posted: 10 Sep 2015 06:39 AM PDT
The bible indicates that a time would come in the future, where Israel would have to defend herself against a Coalition of Nations that would attempt to annihilate her, and Persia ‘which is modern day Iran’ is one of those Nations mentioned in the Prophetic War of Ezekiel Chapter 38 and 39. And a now according to a new report from Israel it appears that we have entered that timeframe as It’s painfully clear by now that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu failed in his mission to prevent a bad deal with Iran.
Even before Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski became the 34th Senator to endorse the deal last week, thus ensuring a presidential veto of a congressional vote against would stand, there was a sense of inevitability which Team Netanyahu alone did not share. Now, with the White House obtaining the 41 Senators needed to filibuster any vote altogether – with change to spare – that defeat for Netanyahu has turned into a rout. Adding insult to injury, the carefully stage-managed drip-drip of Democratic support for Team Obama demonstrated that there was never really any doubt of a White House victory – they were merely savoring the moment.
And a bad deal it most certainly is, in so many ways – if anyone needed reminding: The farcical 24-day warning period preceding any “surprise” check on nuclear sites; the fact that Iran can still continue enriching uranium, won’t need to shut down its heavy water plants, and can continue research and development into faster, military-purpose centrifuges; the permission to continue its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program; that Iran isn’t required to end its support for terrorism or vicious incitement to destroy Israel. All this, and more, while achieving an end to economic sanctions which will pour billions into Tehran’s coffers and fuel its aggressive, imperialist foreign policy. FULL REPORT
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Scientists Claim Discovery Of Mass Grave of a ‘Bizarre,’ New Human-Like Species
Posted: 10 Sep 2015 06:25 AM PDT
According to a new report, Some scientists say they’ve discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa. Other researchers though counter that the fossils come from an already known species. The creature shows a surprising mix of human-like and more primitive characteristics – some experts called it “bizarre” and “weird.”
And the discovery presents some key mysteries: How old are the bones? And how did they get into that chamber of the cave, reachable only by a complicated pathway that includes squeezing through passages as narrow as about 7 1/2 inches (17.8 centimeters)? The site, about 30 miles northwest of Johannesburg, has yielded some 1,550 specimens since its discovery in 2013. The fossils represent at least 15 individuals. Researchers named the creature Homo naledi (nah-LEH-dee). That reflects the “Homo” evolutionary group, which includes modern people and our closest extinct relatives, and the word for “star” in a local language. The find was made in the Rising Star cave system. FULL REPORT
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Liberals Want The Bible Banned From Amazon
Posted: 10 Sep 2015 06:17 AM PDT
In an effort to stop “hate speech,” liberals want to ban the Holy Bible from Amazon.com, which had previously banned the Confederate flag. When asked to sign a petition demanding both Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble to stop selling the Bible, San Diego, Ca., beachgoers signed without hesitation. “If [Christians] want it, they can go get it somewhere else,” one man said while signing the petition created by social commentator Mark Dice, who routinely exposes liberal hypocrisy with sting videos.
Dice had no problem getting numerous leftists to agree the Bible was “hate speech” that should be eradicated from society.“…What I’m finding interesting is that the people who don’t want to sign it are being way too nice about it,” he said in the video. “They have absolutely no spine and this is why Christians are getting crushed and are targeted for termination because they don’t have the spine to stand up for their rights or for their beliefs.” FULL REPORT
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Floods spark evacuations as Japan is deluged
Posted: 10 Sep 2015 06:09 AM PDT
Tens of thousands of people were ordered to flee homes across Japan on Thursday as heavy rain pounded the country, sending radiation-tainted waters into the ocean at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Waist-high floods in some areas left rescuers scrambling to pluck people to safety as a wide area was deluged in the wake of Typhoon Etau.
“This is a scale of downpour that we have not experienced before. Grave danger could be imminent,” forecaster Takuya Deshimaru told an emergency press conference. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued special warnings for Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures, north of Tokyo, urging vigilance against mudslides and flooding. FULL REPORT
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Assisted-suicide bill approved by California Assembly
Posted: 10 Sep 2015 06:02 AM PDT
A hard-fought measure to legalize physician-assisted suicide in California cleared the state Assembly on Wednesday despite opposition from religious groups and advocates for the disabled, and moved to the state Senate, where it was widely expected to gain final passage. The measure, patterned after an Oregon law allowing terminally ill patients to obtain medication prescribed to end their lives, passed 43-34 after weeks of hearings and impassioned debate.
“Imagine that it’s one of your constituents, suffering in agonizing pain – their pain medication no longer works,” said Assembly member Luis Alejo, a Democrat from Watsonville who supported the bill. “Then imagine that it’s your father or your mother or your grandparents or your daughter.” Under the bill, which was pulled for lack of support in July but reintroduced last month as part of a special legislative session to deal with healthcare issues, two doctors would have to determine that a patient had no more than six months to live before the medication could be prescribed. FULL REPORT
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21 days and counting, Kilo to rank among longest-lived tropical cyclones on record
Posted: 10 Sep 2015 05:52 AM PDT
Typhoon Kilo, already the longest-lived tropical cyclone on on Earth so far this year, is well on its way to ending among the longest-lived on record at the end of this week. Kilo formed from a cluster of thunderstorms way back on Aug. 20, as a tropical depression south of Hawaii. Since then the storm strengthened to a very strong hurricane, the westernmost in a trio of Category 4s, marking the first time three storms of that intensity spun simultaneously in the northeast Pacific Ocean since satellite records began in the 1960s.
Then on Sept. 1, Hurricane Kilo crossed west over the international dateline and became a typhoon. East of the international dateline, Pacific Ocean cyclones are managed by NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center, which calls tropical cyclones “hurricanes.” The western side is monitored by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, where tropical cyclones are called “typhoons.” FULL REPORT
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Thousands without power as extreme heat, powerful storms hit Southern California
Posted: 10 Sep 2015 05:46 AM PDT
More than 15,000 electricity customers in Southern California were without power Wednesday evening as searing temperatures and intense storms hit the region. In Los Angeles, about 5,000 customers have lost power, said Kim Hughes, a spokeswoman for the Department of Water and Power.
She said it probably would take about 10 hours from the time of the outage before power would be restored. The majority of the outages were concentrated in two neighborhoods: Pacific Palisades and Exposition Park, near the campus of USC. It’s unclear what triggered the outages, but Hughes said many outages might be due to overuse during the heat wave rolling through L.A. “When it’s so hot, people don’t turn off anything. We want to remind people to give their equipment a break for an hour or two,” she said. FULL REPORT
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Netanyahu to EU: Stop pressuring us into agreements that endanger our existence
Posted: 10 Sep 2015 05:37 AM PDT
The European Union must stop pressuring Israel to enter dangerous agreements that threaten the future of the Jewish state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in Jerusalem on Tuesday night. Europe “seeks to unilaterally press Israel into agreements that will endanger our very existence and therefore your very defense,”
Netanyahu publicly told visiting European Council President Donald Tusk prior to holding a private discussion with him. Netanyahu said he was glad to see Tusk both as a representative of the EU and as a personal friend.“I’ve known you for many years. You’ve been a great friend of Israel, of the Jewish people, and may I say of me personally,” Netanyahu told Tusk.“We welcome Europe,” said Netanyahu, before quipping in an off-the-cuff remark, “Does Europe welcome Israel?” Netanyahu told Tusk he hoped that together they could find a way to improve relations between Israel and Europe. FULL REPORT
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Revolt Brewing Inside Vatican As Cardinal Conservatives Seek To Stop Pope Francis Power Grab
Posted: 09 Sep 2015 03:11 PM PDT
CONSERVATIVE DISSENT IS BREWING INSIDE THE VATICAN
“And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:1,4,5
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Catholic Church has long bragged that since it’s creation in 325 AD it has “never changed”. Maybe that’s true, right up until the moment that Francis became Pope. Since then, the winds of change have blown so hard that many Conservative Cardinals can barely recognize it anymore. What they fail to realize is why Pope Francis is making so many changes so quickly. He is fulfilling end times bible prophecy. Revelation 17 and 18 firmly declare that the Vatican is the “Mother of Harlots”, ruled over by a False Prophet who prepares the way for Antichrist.
On a sunny morning earlier this year, a camera crew entered a well-appointed apartment just outside the 9th-century gates of Vatican City. Pristinely dressed in the black robes and scarlet sash of the princes of the Roman Catholic Church, Wisconsin-born Cardinal Raymond Burke sat in his elaborately upholstered armchair and appeared to issue a warning to Pope Francis.
A staunch conservative and Vatican bureaucrat, Burke had been demoted by the pope a few months earlier, but it did not take the fight out of him. Francis had been backing a more inclusive era, giving space to progressive voices on divorced Catholics as well as gays and lesbians. In front of the camera, Burke said he would “resist” liberal changes — and seemed to caution Francis about the limits of his authority. “One must be very attentive regarding the power of the pope,” Burke told the French news crew. FULL REPORT
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