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President Obama will visit flooded Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Tuesday, four days after the Republican who wants his job flew into the city and chided the president for remaining on vacation during the disaster.

California’s lifetime job security for public school teachers was left intact by the state’s highest court. The court decided not to weigh in on an appeals court ruling in April that found the state’s tenure system doesn’t violate students’ right to an education under the California constitution.

They’re cheap, they’re light, and they can carry a small bomb: The commercial drone is essentially a new terror gadget for organizations such as Hezbollah, Islamic State, or anyone else looking to wreak havoc on a budget.

The net worth of the world’s richest person Bill Gates hit $90 billion on Friday, fueled by gains in public holdings including Canadian National Railway Company and Ecolab Inc. Gates’s fortune is now $13.5 billion bigger than that of the world’s second-wealthiest person, Spanish retail mogul Amancio Ortega.

Delta Air Lines offered its 13,000 pilots a raise of about 27 percent over four years, significantly less than what the employees have proposed.The Air Line Pilots Association, is asking for a 37 percent raise over three years.

The stash of gold, silver and gems stored in the vaults and safe deposit boxes of Malca-Amit in Singapore jumped almost 90 percent in the past year as wealthy investors seek a refuge in a world of negative interest rates, stagnating economies and political uncertainty. The company’s facilities are about 70 percent full and more than 90 percent comprises precious metals.

The surprising rebound in gold prices this year has given new life to unwanted jewelry, coins and trinkets — in the melting pot. More than a third of the world’s bullion supply usually comes from recycled metal, but purchases at pawn shops and cash-for-gold companies had slowed during a three-year slump in the market. That’s all changed. With prices headed for their biggest annual gain since 2010, more people are unloading old treasures, recyclers are expanding capacity and some jewelers are seeing their businesses transformed.

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Two years after the unrest that followed the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer, Ferguson’s real estate market is on the rebound.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has restored voting rights to almost 13,000 felons on a case-by-case basis after the state Supreme Court blocked his wider clemency effort, he said on Monday. The announcement by McAuliffe, a Democrat, came a month after the high court blocked an executive order issued in April that had restored voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who had completed their sentences.

Activists of a key Pakistani political party clashed with police and ransacked a private television station in the southern port city of Karachi on Monday, leaving at least one man dead and seven others injured.

Storytelling images on a deer-hide “manuscript” from Mexico have been seen for the first time in 500 years, thanks to sophisticated scanning technology that penetrated layers of chalk and plaster. This “codex,” a type of book-like text, originated in the part of Mexico that is now Oaxaca, and is one of only 20 surviving codices that were made in the Americas prior to the arrival of Europeans.

A large rift is widening across an increasingly fragile Antarctic ice shelf, scientists found. The crack is spreading across the Larsen C Ice Shelf at an increased rate, threatening to carve out an iceberg the size of Delaware while destabilizing a larger area of ice roughly the size of Scotland.

Fresh from a two-week vacation, President Obama visits flood-hit Louisiana on Tuesday, hoping to offer support to devastated communities and silence his critics.

Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes in July to the fastest pace in nearly nine years, as low mortgage rates and a steady job market are fueling a real estate surge.

Days after expressing concerns that Donald Trump’s trip to flood-stricken Louisiana could turn into a “photo-op,” Gov. John Bel Edwards has said that the Republican nominee’s visit was “helpful.” The visit, and accompanying press coverage, were beneficial in drawing attention to the situation in Louisiana, Gov. Edwards said

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Germany may reintroduce a form of national service for civilians to help the army deal with a future disaster.

Attacks by Islamist militants, strikes and floods have caused a big fall in tourism in Paris. There were a million fewer visitors between January and June compared with the same period in 2015.

Most countries in the world have little capacity to deal effectively with invasive species, a study suggests. The spread of non-native species threatens livelihoods and biodiversity, but the issue is worsened by global trade, travel and climate change.

Ramen noodles have overtaken tobacco to become the most valuable commodity in some US prisons, a new study suggests.

Nigeria’s army says it has killed several commanders of the Islamist group Boko Haram in an air strike and seriously wounded its disputed leader.

The head of the Philippines police has said more than 1,900 people have been killed during a crackdown on illegal drugs in the past seven weeks.

Philippine officials believe they may have recovered biggest natural giant clam pearl in the world – weighing a whopping 75 pounds.

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Everything’s bigger in Texas, and now the record-setting budget for a new high school football stadium has reportedly ballooned to a whopping $70 million. Voters in McKinney approved a $63.5 million stadium in May, but just three months later, planners have called an audible – tacking on another $6.5 million to the cost of the 12,000-seat gridiron showcase.


Top News – 8/23/2016

PA Senior: Israel Refusing Meeting Ahead of Possible Cairo Summit
According to the official, the Cairo meeting is intended to prepare for the international peace conference which is being planned in Paris by the end of the year, possibly with representatives from both France and the US. Apparently, various sources have advised Netanyahu to send an envoy to meet with a PA representative to prepare the Cairo meeting, but Netanyahu refused.

3 Justice Department Field Offices Wanted to Investigate The Clinton Foundation.
One of the greatest sins of the Obama administration has been the absolute destruction of the Department of Justice. Once the agency tasked with keeping American government honest, the DOJ has now become a designated political hit squad led by the White House.

The Salvation Army and the LGBT Community
The Salvation Army embraces employees of many different faiths and orientations. Our hiring practices are open to all, and we adhere to all relevant employment laws, providing domestic partner benefits accordingly.

UPI/CVoter poll: Donald Trump sticks to script, comes to within 1% of Hillary Clinton’s lead
The UPI/CVoter daily presidential tracking poll released Monday shows Donald Trump closing in on Hillary Clinton’s lead — which now stands at 0.7 percent — possibly a reflection of the Republican sticking largely to the issues last week.

Tropical Storm Gaston to turn into hurricane by Wednesday
Tropical Storm Gaston, which formed Monday and is making its way through the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, is expected to turn into a hurricane by Wednesday. The storm system is not yet expected to be a threat to land. Tropical Storm Gaston — with maximum winds of 50 mph — is moving west-northwest at a speed of 18 mph. The storm was about 550 miles west from the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands as of early Tuesday.

Nigerian army: Self-declared Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau ‘fatally wounded’
The Nigerian Army said an airstrike carried out last week “fatally wounded” self-proclaimed Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.

Iran Expanding Terror Network in Latin America
Iran is solidifying its foothold in Latin America, sparking concerns among U.S. officials that the Islamic Republic will enlist these regional allies in its push to launch terror attacks on U.S. soil, according to conversations with congressional sources.

EXCLUSIVE: Condi Rice Also Has No Recollection Of Hillary’s Email Convo With Colin Powell
Former Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice has no recollection of a conversation at a 2009 dinner party where Hillary Clinton reportedly claims that Gen. Colin Powell advised her to use a personal email account. Rice’s inability to recall the conversation makes her the second person to publicly undercut Clinton’s claim.

No Scientific Evidence That People Are Born Gay or Transgender, Johns Hopkins Researchers Say
Distinguished scholars at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland released a new 143-page report on Monday that argues that there is not enough definitive scientific evidence available to suggest that gay, lesbian and transgender individuals are born with a certain sexual orientation or gender identity.

German right-wing leader backs citizens’ right to arm themselves
The leader of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has spoken out in favor of people arming themselves with guns and self-defence devices following a series of violent attacks last month.

ISIS Executes Six Accused Spies by Boiling Men in Tar
The barbaric Islamic group ISIS, which identifies itself as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, recently executed six men accused of being spies by boiling them in tar, reports state. Iraqi News reported the information from a source residing in Nineveh, who stated that the men had been sentenced to death in a Sharia court for their alleged crimes.

Judge orders State Department to review 14,900 Clinton emails
The judge also scheduled a Sept. 23 hearing on when to release the emails, a deadline that raises the possibility some will become public before the Nov. 8 presidential election between Democrat Clinton and her Republican rival, Donald Trump.

Huma Abedin, Hillary’s Bribe Broker
The trove of newly released emails obtained by watchdog group Judicial Watch through the courts appear to show that Abedin served as a gatekeeper auctioning access to the would-be president in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation. When individuals wanted to meet with Hillary, Abedin would say no, and introduce them to the foundation. After the so-called donation was received access to Clinton would be approved.

Germany may reintroduce conscription if defense of NATO borders needed – reports
The German government may revive nationwide conscription in times of crisis, such as situations in which the country needs to “defend NATO’s external borders,” according to local media citing a controversial paper drafted by the Interior Ministry.

Biblical Tent of Meeting May Have Been an Astonishing Six-Story Dome, Engineer Reveals
The Biblical Tabernacle, or Tent of Meeting, may have been not a modest rectangular tent as scholars have believed for centuries, but an enormous circular structure six stories tall, proposes a Wisconsin engineer who has spent years studying the intricacies of the Biblical texts describing the desert structure.

National Insitutes of Health Wants Funds for Human-Animal Hybrids
The NIH, under the leadership of professing Christian Dr. Francis Collins, is proposing lifting a ban on taxpayer funding of experiments that splice human stem cells with animal embryos, creating human-animal chimeras. Proponents, of course, downplay any ethical concerns related to creating new life forms using human genetic material — for either the humans or the animals involved.

No Scientific Evidence That People Are Born Gay or Transgender, Johns Hopkins Researchers Say
Distinguished scholars at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland released a new 143-page report on Monday that argues that there is not enough definitive scientific evidence available to suggest that gay, lesbian and transgender individuals are born with a certain sexual orientation or gender identity.

5.3 magnitude earthquake jolts Dhaka
Duty officer at Bangladesh Meteorological Department told the Dhaka Tribune that the earthquake originated 409km east of their office. According to the US Geological survey, the epicentre of the earthquake was located 40km North-East of Mawlaik, Myanmar.

North Korea lays new landmines near border truce village: report
North Korea has laid landmines in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas…as tension rose on the divided peninsula after the start of annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises. North Korea, which conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and a string of rocket tests since then, regards the joint exercises as akin to war and has threatened to launch a military strike in retaliation.

The US Air Force reveals radical plan to ‘bomb the sky’ to improve radio reception
A fleet of tiny satellites could one day be used to detonate plasma bombs in Earth’s upper atmosphere to improve the range of radio communications. The US Air Force has granted contracts to three research teams to develop the technology needed to do this, with hopes that CubeSats could carry massive amounts of ionized gas to the ionosphere to create radio-reflecting plasma.

China takes control of North Sea oil drilling
China has become the largest crude oil operator in the North Sea despite boasting that it uses deep-water oilrigs as strategic weapons. The scale of Chinese growth in the region meant that Britain handed about £2 billion in tax breaks to one state-run oil company last year, analysis by The Times has shown.

Texas judge blocks Obama’s transgender bathroom directive
A Texas judge has blocked an order by the US government that schools allow transgender students to use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. The temporary injunction signed by Judge Reed O’Connor follows a challenge to President Barack Obama’s directive by 13 states and applies nationwide. The injunction was passed the day before many students go back to school.

Turkey shells both IS and Kurdish positions in Syria
Turkey has bombarded so-called Islamic State (IS) targets across the border in northern Syria ahead of an expected ground attack on an IS-held town. Some 1,500 Turkish-backed Syrian rebels have also gathered in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, poised for an offensive to drive IS out of Jarablus. Turkey has also shelled Syrian Kurdish forces nearby, apparently to deter them from taking Jarablus themselves.

Philippines war on drugs: ‘1,900 killed’ amid crackdown
The head of the Philippines police has said more than 1,900 people have been killed during a crackdown on illegal drugs in the past seven weeks. Ronald dela Rosa was speaking at a senate hearing into the sharp rise in deaths since Rodrigo Duterte became president. He said police operations had killed about 750 people, but the other deaths were still being investigated.

Boko Haram crisis: Nigeria air strike ‘kills commanders’
Nigeria’s army says it has killed several commanders of the Islamist group Boko Haram in an air strike and seriously wounded its disputed leader. An army spokesman told the BBC’s Hausa service that Abubakar Shekau’s shoulder was badly injured in the strike on Friday in north-eastern Borno state. There has been no independent confirmation of the strike.

The comeback of Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?
It is clear that Iran’s former firebrand-in-chief Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president from 2005-2013, is attempting a political comeback. …An Iran poll survey suggests that the former president now trails incumbent Hassan Rouhani by just eight percentage points in a head-to-head match-up, compared with 27 points in May 2015.

Thailand bomb attacks the work of ‘at least’ 20 people: police
Thai police on Monday said at least 20 people were involved in carrying out a wave of deadly bombings in the country’s south earlier this month.

Fed Admits Another $4 Trillion In QE Will Be Needed To Offset An “Economic Shock”
In a Fed Staff working paper released over the weekend titled “Gauging the Ability of the FOMC to Respond to Future Recessions” and penned by deputy director of the division of research and statistics at the Fed, the author concludes that “simulations of the FRB/US model of a severe recession suggest that large-scale asset purchases and forward guidance about the future path of the federal funds rate should be able to provide enough additional accommodation to fully compensate for a more limited [ability] to cut short-term interest rates in most, but probably not all, circumstances.”

Clinton’s pathetic ‘Colin Powell made me do it’ defense
The influence that Colin Powell has over Hillary Clinton is something to behold. His word is her command. When he tells her to break the law and endanger the nation’s secrets, she doesn’t hesitate. She salutes smartly and does as she is told.

Moscow and Tehran: Russia done launching Syrian airstrikes from Iran
For now, Russia is done using an Iranian air base to launch airstrikes against targets in Syria, Russia’s defense ministry and Iran’s official state news agency reported Monday.

Elizabeth Smart: Pornography made my living hell worse
Elizabeth Ann Smart, who was kidnapped in 2002 from her home at age 14 and raped daily by her captor for nine months when authorities finally rescued her in 2003, is speaking out know about her horrifying experience and how pornography spurred her captor to rape her even more frequently and compelled him to force Smart to engage in the hardcore practices displayed in the pornography.

Iraq stops would-be child bomber for ISIS
Dramatic video has emerged of Iraqi police stripping an explosive belt from a child suspected in a suicide bombing attempt for ISIS. The footage appears to show security personnel restrain a visibly upset boy while they carefully cut the belt from the youth’s torso in Kirkuk. Once the belt has been removed, the boy is scooped up and taken away.


Top Headlines – 8/23/2016

Egyptian FM sparks uproar by saying Israel not guilty of ‘terrorism’

Poll: Israeli Jews fear Palestinians, reject plan for PA state

Jerusalem: Netanyahu, Abbas don’t need aides to ‘prepare’ meeting between them

Turkey slams Israeli strikes in Gaza despite reconciliation

With 50 raids in 2 hours, has Liberman begun to implement his new security plan?

Hamas blames Israel for Gaza escalation

Hezbollah Threatens to Invade Israel, Destroy Jewish State

France: Assailant shouts ‘Allahu akbar,’ stabs Jewish man in street

State Department issues updated travel warning for Iran

State Dept Warns: Iran Seeking to Capture U.S. Citizens

US officials: Up to 100,000 Iran-backed fighters now in Iraq

Iran says Russian use of air base for Syria strikes over “for now”

Russia ‘showed-off’ over use of Iran airbase for Syria strikes

Iraq stops would-be child bomber for ISIS

Clashes on Turkey-Syria border after vow to ‘cleanse area of Isis’

UN warns Syria has become ‘greatest crisis of our time’

US says 100 troops deployed to troubled south Afghan city

Knife-Wielding Woman Wounds 3 in Belgian Capital

The Latest: Turkey says EU not keeping migrant deal pledges

Reinforce border fence with pigs’ heads to better repel refugees, Hungarian MEP proposes

Southern Command Warns Sunni Extremists Infiltrating From South

Men chant ‘Black lives matter’ before viciously attacking white victims, police say

‘White Lives Matter’ Protesters Rally at NAACP Building in Texas

State: Nearly 15,000 New Clinton Emails Found in FBI Probe

Colin Powell says Clinton officials trying to ‘pin’ email scandal on him

Congressman Says Some of Clinton Emails ‘Classified’ Simply to Avoid Embarrassment

Rudy Giuliani says Hillary Clinton has a secret illness. His supposed proof? Online videos.

New York Times Tech Columnist Calls on Google to Hide Hillary Health Info

Our World: Soros’s campaign of global chaos

Leaked Doc: Soros Open Society Seeks to Reshape Census, Electoral Districts

Bill Gates’s Net Worth Hits $90 Billion: Chart

Ventotene summit to chart roadmap for EU’s response to Brexit vote

‘Assange kill attempt’? Unknown man climbs Ecuador’s London embassy, sheltering WikiLeaks chief

Evidence points to another Snowden at the NSA

Man Who Leaked CERN Sacrifice Found Dead

US ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Philippines Drug Crackdown as Extrajudicial Deaths Mount

North Korea threatens nuclear strike amid US-South Korea drill

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Izu Islands, Japan region

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Ishinomaki, Japan

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the South Georgia Island region

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Nikol’skoye, Russia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the South Georgia Island region

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 20,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,500ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 13,000ft

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 12,000ft

Hundreds of flights cancelled as typhoon hits Tokyo

Fiona is holding as tropical depression in the Atlantic

Seventh tropical depression of 2016 Atlantic hurricane season forms

Louisiana Flood Victims Unaware They Live in a Flood Zone

At least 40 dead as floods hit central, eastern India

‘Unprecedented’: Deadly parasite kills thousands of fish, prompts Yellowstone river closure

Teenagers struck by depression ‘epidemic’

Hundreds Of CA Children Sent Home On First Day Of School Due To New Vaccination Law

Aborted Babies Reportedly Cut Open while Still Alive

Judge blocks Obama administration directive on transgender facilities use

Your Facebook photos could be betraying important biometric data

Goodbye Rio, hello robots: Expect high-tech cool at 2020 Tokyo Olympics


 Frontrunning: August 23

  • Dollar Drops on Rate Outlook as European Stocks Rise, Oil Falls (Read More)
  • Bank of Japan’s rush into stocks raises fears of market distortions (Read More)
  • With Moderate Drinking Under Fire, Alcohol Companies Go on Offensive (Read More)
  • Merkel Says Brexit Is U.K.’s Loss While Pledging EU Results (Read More)
  • Turkey cuts rates for sixth straight month amid ratings worries (Read More)
  • Euro-Area Economy Shrugs Off Brexit as Key Index Edges Up (Read More)
  • Donald Trump Courts Black Vote While Avoiding African-American Communities (Read More)
  • Everyone Wants Emerging-Market Bonds, But There Aren’t Enough to Go Around (Read More)
  • Appeals arguments begin on Kansas law requiring voters to prove citizenship (Read More)
  • Delphi, Mobileye Join Forces to Develop Self-Drive System (Read More)
  • What Detroit Needs Now: More Squatters (Read More)
  • Anbang Group plans Hong Kong IPO of life insurance unit (Read More)
  • Devolved government sees 2 billion to 11 billion stg Brexit hit to Scottish economy (Read More)
  • VW, suppliers settle dispute after marathon talks (Read More)
  • The Pentagon Takes Aim at Bomb-Carrying Consumer Drones (Read More)

Federal judge sets deadline for huge Hillary email dump

Posted: 23 Aug 2016 09:04 AM PDT

Could it be “Judgment Day” for Hillary Clinton after all? According to a new report a federal judge has ordered the State Department to be…

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Prosperity Preachers Sitting on Golden Thrones Don’t Understand John 16:33

Posted: 23 Aug 2016 08:58 AM PDT

Southern Baptist Convention’s Russell Moore criticized prosperity gospel preachers who literally sit upon thrones of gold and say Christianity is the best way to live,…

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Zika Expanding In Florida, Case Discovered Hundreds of Miles From Miami

Posted: 23 Aug 2016 08:54 AM PDT

It appears that the Zika Virus may be stretching it reaches far beyond Miami. According to reports, Florida officials on Tuesday announced the first case…

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Teacher Eliminates Homework From Curriculum…

Posted: 23 Aug 2016 08:50 AM PDT

A Texas teacher is turning heads as she has made the decision to make a big change when it comes to her students’ homework. In…

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FBI Investigating Possible ISIS-Inspired Attack In Virginia

Posted: 23 Aug 2016 07:28 AM PDT

Has the Islamic State showed their hand in Virginia? According to reports, Federal authorities are investigating a weekend stabbing in Virginia to see whether the…

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5.5 Earthquake Strikes India-Myanmar border region, felt in Assam

Posted: 23 Aug 2016 07:20 AM PDT

A strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake has struck the Myanmar-India border region at 7:11 am Tuesday morning, the Indian according to the Meteorological Department (IMD). The…

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2016 Marks Year Of “Extreme Weather Disasters” For The U.S.

Posted: 23 Aug 2016 07:14 AM PDT

In case you haven’t paid attention to the weather this year in the United States it has already seen some of the most extreme weather disasters…

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Tropical Storm Gaston Strengthens in the Atlantic

Posted: 23 Aug 2016 07:03 AM PDT

Tropical Storm Gaston is getting stronger as it moves over the far eastern Atlantic. The storm’s maximum sustained winds had increased early Tuesday to near…

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Email stunner: Huma Abedin left classified material in car

Posted: 23 Aug 2016 06:58 AM PDT

What is the deal with this administration and total “carelessness”? Now reports are indicating that Emails released on Monday show that Hillary Clinton’s top State…

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Liberman signals: The rules of the game have changed

Posted: 23 Aug 2016 06:53 AM PDT

The Defense Minister of Israel displays to the World that “Enough is enough”! Liberman demonstrated on Sunday for the first time that it paid off…

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Christians and Jews Ban Together to Combat Delegitimization of Israel

Posted: 23 Aug 2016 06:37 AM PDT

It appears that exactly what the Prophet Zechariah foretold thousands of years ago regarding the Nation of Israel is taking place before our very eyes. The…

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WAR DRUMS: Air Force Deploys Fleet Of Bombers To Guam

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 09:28 PM PDT

China and North Korea aren’t the only Nations flexing their muscles and showing signs of hostility but now In a strong and unmistakable signal to…

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Record-Breaking Deadly Heat Will Be The New Normal In The Future

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 08:59 PM PDT

July went down as the hottest month ever recorded, according to NASA. And this year is likely to be the hottest year on record. With…

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Pennsylvania Residents Left Baffled By Mystery ‘Sonic Boom’

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 08:23 PM PDT

Mystery booms have been popping up all over the Nation over the last few years and now residents in Pennsylvania are left scratching their heads….

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Detroit Has Gone From Being The Greatest Manufacturing City In The World To A Global Joke

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 08:10 PM PDT

(By Michael Snyder) In 1960, the city of Detroit was the greatest manufacturing city that the world had ever seen. Nearly two million people lived…

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DEVELOPING: Mysterious gas leak forces 100 people to evacuate San Diego neighborhood

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 08:02 PM PDT

We are receiving a “Breaking News” report of The San Diego Police Department ordering evacuations in the Ocean Beach neighborhood of San Diego, California, following a…

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Scientists install ‘memories’ in DNA of human cells

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 07:58 PM PDT

It seems like scientists are always trying to find a way to play God and manipulate creation in some way of fashion. And now Scientists…

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WAR DRUMS: US, South Korea Launch Drills Despite Threats of Nuclear Strike From N.Korea

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 07:55 PM PDT

On the heels of North Korea threatening the United States and South Korea the two are moving forward with planned military drills on the peninsula….

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FBI Uncovers 15,000 More Emails..

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 07:49 PM PDT

What is hidden shall be revealed indeed and the FBI’s year-long investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server has reportedly uncovered 14,900 emails and documents…

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US Air Force reveals radical plan to ‘bomb the sky’ to improve radio reception

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 07:41 PM PDT

A fleet of tiny satellites could one day be used to detonate plasma bombs in Earth’s upper atmosphere to improve the range of radio communications. The…

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Venezuela’s Collapse Producing Mass Exodus

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 07:29 PM PDT

As Venezuela continues to deteriorate the citizens are fleeing by record numbers. “Most Venezuelan families these days hope a member leaves, somewhere, in order to send money…

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Hundreds Of CA Kids Sent Home From School Due To New Vaccination Law…

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 06:21 PM PDT

Multiple California students may be sent home on their first day of school because of a new vaccine law that took effect this year. The…

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China takes control of North Sea oil drilling

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 06:17 PM PDT

China has become the largest crude oil operator in the North Sea despite boasting that it uses deep-water oilrigs as strategic weapons. The scale of…

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Gay clergy to appeal to Anglican bishops for ‘full equality in the Church’

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 01:27 PM PDT

A new report from Christian Today is indicating that a Church of England clergyman who married his gay partner is to publish an open letter…

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Pastor claims “Single Christians” Can Have Sex as Long as It’s ‘Mutually Pleasurable and Affirming

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 01:24 PM PDT

Here we go again with another statement that is contrary to the Bible. Despite the fact that the Bible defines sex outside of marriage as “Fornication”…

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Texas Judge Blocks Obama’s “Transgender Rules”

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 01:13 PM PDT

As the old saying goes “Don’t mess with Texas”! According to a report coming out of the state, A federal judge in Texas has blocked…

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Israel Strikes Syria after Stray Mortar Crosses Into Tts Territory

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 01:07 PM PDT

The Israeli Defense Force has launched an attack against a Syrian Army launch site near Israel’s border in the Golan Heights, after a Syrian mortar…

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The Briefing 08-23-16

Obama administration’s transgender bathroom guidelines blocked by federal judge — for now

The power of consumers: After dim sales report, Target announces new bathroom initiative

Bigger lotteries mean bigger losers: When the government preys on the people

Russian anarchist convention illustrates the best argument against anarchy—implementation

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August 22, 2016
ALAN KEYES — On June 17, 2015, when Donald Trump was asked which of the four most recent presidents (Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43, Obama) he thought was the best, he responded, “I would really say Clinton, probably, I would have to say Clinton.” However, he went on to say that Clinton’s problems with women “destroyed him.” When Clinton’s troubles with women were going on, however, Trump did his best to discredit Clinton’s accusers. The Newsweek story detailing Trump’s friendship with the Clintons reports that in one interview back in 1998 Trump called Paula Jones a “loser.”… (more)

August 21, 2016
MICHAEL BARONE — Donald Trump has just made changes, again, in his campaign’s top leadership, shoving aside the seasoned Paul Manafort and installing Breitbart News Chairman Steve Bannon and veteran pollster Kellyanne Conway. He’s obviously acting in response to his falling poll numbers nationally, in target states. and even in some states that have been safely Republican in recent elections…. (more)

August 21, 2016

NATIONAL REVIEW — ‘I think I unraveled her.” That is Trump adviser Michael Cohen describing his encounter Wednesday with CNN anchor Brianna Keilar. What an unraveling looks like to Trump world:… (more)


August 21, 2016

NEWSMAX — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 8 percentage points among likely voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday…. (more)


August 21, 2016

NEWSMAX — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump overhauled his campaign leadership Wednesday after former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes urged that a struggling Trump make dramatic changes, according to a person familiar with the matter…. (more)


August 21, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — Casting his campaign chairman aside with just 11 weeks until Election Day, Donald Trump moved ahead with the reboot of his White House bid on Friday with a tour of flood-ravaged Louisiana…. (more)

August 21, 2016
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — Imagine an American government official, interviewing an alien seeking admission to our country from, say, Syria: U.S. official: “Will you support the United States Constitution?”… (more)

August 20, 2016

NEWSMAX — Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner in the presidential race, political analyst Larry Sabato said Friday, pointing to his new electoral map that shows the Democratic nominee is already far past the 270 Electoral College votes she needs to win the election…. (more)


August 20, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Hillary Clinton must answer under oath a set of written questions in a lawsuit against the State Department over her private emails, a federal judge ruled Friday…. (more)

August 20, 2016

NEWSMAX — Paul Manafort left Donald Trump’s presidential effort on Friday because “he was asked,” campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said. “He was asked and he indeed tendered his resignation,” Conway told WABC Radio host Rita Cosby in an interview. “Mr. Trump accepted his resignation and wished him well and thanked him for his service…. (more)


August 20, 2016

POLITICO — So much for the old accusation that the Republican Party has a “Cold War mentality.” Or if it still does, it has switched sides. The 2016 presidential campaign continues to play out like a Christopher Buckley novel gone completely off the rails, perhaps most implausibly in Paul Manafort’s role in the Russia-friendly Donald Trump campaign…. (more)


August 20, 2016

THE HILL — In late January, Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon was tipped off about a story that he hoped would damage Ted Cruz. Bannon, who this week became CEO of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, was told that a radio advertisement would be landing in Iowa aimed at hurting Cruz with evangelical voters – – the very constituency the senator was depending on to win the state’s caucuses on Feb. 1…. (more)


August 20, 2016
OBSERVER POLITICS — In June, the hacker Guccifer 2.0 released internal Democratic National Committee (DNC) documents proving the DNC treated Hillary Clinton as their nominee before the primaries even began. Not long after these revelations came to light, the law firm Beck & Lee filed a class action lawsuit against now-former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC on behalf of Bernie Sanders supporters…. (more)

August 20, 2016
RADAR ONLINE — The party’s over for Malia Obama! After RadarOnline.com released the shocking video of an eyewitness accusing President Obama’s 18-year-old daughter of smoking pot, furious Barack confronted the teen on their summer vacation, said a source…. (more)

August 20, 2016
BOB UNRUH — A federal judge has ruled that a man who wanted to dress as a woman while working as a funeral director cannot impose his lifestyle choice on his employer, because it would conflict with the religious standards the company advocates…. (more)

August 20, 2016
JERRY NEWCOMBE — A remake of Ben-Hur movie is about to hit the movie screens. What’s fascinating to me is the story behind the book, which has also inspired two previous movies – – the 1925 silent version and the 1959 movie-of-the-year, starring Charlton Heston. That version won 11 Oscars, more than any other movie before it and has only since been tied by Titanic (1997)…. (more)

August 19, 2016

NEWSMAX — Donald Trump Thursday expressed “regret” over some of the incendiary remarks he has made during the presidential campaign – – vowing in North Carolina to “offer the American people a new future of honesty, justice, and opportunity.”… (more)


August 19, 2016
NEWSMAX — Just one month after Republicans tried to unify in Cleveland, The Daily Beast reports that the effort appears to be over after Donald Trump hired Stephen Bannon as his new campaign chief executive – – a businessman and media executive known to “hate” the Republican establishment…. (more)

August 19, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER EDITORIAL BOARD — House Republicans announced Thursday that they will hold hearings in September on whether Hillary Clinton committed perjury while testifying on Capitol Hill. At issue are four specific statements Clinton made under oath which appear to be false…. (more)

August 19, 2016
NEWSMAX — Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy told Newsmax TV Thursday said the classified documents stemming from Hillary Clinton’s FBI interview make the case that she didn’t tell the truth…. (more)

August 19, 2016
THE SUN — AS many as 40,000 Russian troops are massing on the country’s border with Ukraine – – prompting fears of a new military invasion. The Pentagon has identified eight staging areas dotted along the border, suggesting Russian strongman Vladimir Putin is preparing for new incursions…. (more)

August 19, 2016
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER — This week Russian bombers flew out of Iranian air bases to attack rebel positions in Syria. The State Department pretended not to be surprised. It should be. It should be alarmed. Iran’s intensely nationalistic revolutionary regime had never permitted foreign forces to operate from its soil. Until now…. (more)

August 19, 2016
NATIONAL REVIEW — I believe that Vladimir Putin came to power as the result of an act of terror committed against his own people. The evidence is overwhelming that the apartment-house bombings in 1999 in Moscow, Buinaksk, and Volgodonsk, which provided a pretext for the second Chechen war and catapulted Putin into the presidency, were carried out by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB)… (more)

August 19, 2016
RUDY TAKALA — On Wednesday the Washington Examiner reported that the Department of Commerce is set to hand off the final vestiges of American control over the Internet to international authorities in less than two months…. (more)

August 19, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — The U.S. Air Force has removed a Bible from an officer’s desk while it carries out an investigation into the propriety of the religious display. The Scriptures were removed from the desk of Maj. Steve Lewis of the 310th Space Wing in response to a letter sent Wednesday by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which said the holy book’s presence violates Air Force policy and the Constitution’s establishment clause…. (more)

Our Time is Short

Read: Recommitting Your Life To God and Jesus Christ – Restoration and Forgiveness With God and Jesus Christ (Updated Version)


What is The Gospel?

God made everything out of nothing, including you and me. His main purpose in creation was to bring him pleasure.

The chief way in which we as humanity do this is through loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

Instead of this, we have sinned against our loving Creator and acted in high-handed rebellion.

God has vowed that he will righteously and lovingly judge sinners with eternal death.

But God, being merciful, loving, gracious, and just, sent his own son, Jesus Christ, in the likeness of man to live as a man; fulfilling his perfect requirements in the place of sinners; loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

And further, his son bore the eternal judgment of God upon the cross of Calvary, as he satisfied the eternal anger of God, standing in the place of sinners. God treated Jesus as a sinner, though he was perfectly sinless, that he might declare sinners as perfect.

This glorious transaction occurs as the sinner puts their faith (dependence, trust) in the Lord Jesus Christ as their substitute. God then charges Christ’s perfection to the sinner, and no longer views him as an enemy but instead an adopted son covered in the perfect righteousness of his son.

God furnished proof that this sacrifice was accepted by raising Jesus from the dead.

God will judge the world in righteousness and all of those who are not covered in the righteousness of Christ, depending on him for forgiveness, will be forced to stand on their own to bear the eternal anger of God.

Therefore, all must turn from sin and receive Christ Jesus as Lord.


What Is the Gospel?

There is no greater message to be heard than that which we call the gospel. But as important as that is, it is often given to massive distortions or over simplifications. People think they’re preaching the gospel to you when they tell you, ‘you can have a purpose to your life’, or that ‘you can have meaning to your life’, or that ‘you can have a personal relationship with Jesus.’ All of those things are true, and they’re all important, but they don’t get to the heart of the gospel.

The gospel is called the ‘good news’ because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this: God is holy and He is just, and I’m not. And at the end of my life, I’m going to stand before a just and holy God, and I’ll be judged. And I’ll be judged either on the basis of my own righteousness–or lack of it –or the righteousness of another. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus lived a life of perfect righteousness, of perfect obedience to God, not for His own well being but for His people. He has done for me what I couldn’t possibly do for myself. But not only has He lived that life of perfect obedience, He offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice to satisfy the justice and the righteousness of God.

The great misconception in our day is this: that God isn’t concerned to protect His own integrity. He’s a kind of wishy-washy deity, who just waves a wand of forgiveness over everybody. No. For God to forgive you is a very costly matter. It cost the sacrifice of His own Son. So valuable was that sacrifice that God pronounced it valuable by raising Him from the dead – so that Christ died for us, He was raised for our justification. So the gospel is something objective. It is the message of who Jesus is and what He did. And it also has a subjective dimension. How are the benefits of Jesus subjectively appropriated to us? How do I get it? The Bible makes it clear that we are justified not by our works, not by our efforts, not by our deeds, but by faith–and by faith alone. The only way you can receive the benefit of Christ’s life and death is by putting your trust in Him–and in Him alone. You do that, you’re declared just by God, you’re adopted into His family, you’re forgiven of all of your sins, and you have begun your pilgrimage for eternity.


The Gospel In A Nutshell

Now, with regard to this rule of faith—that we may from this point acknowledge what it is which we defend—it is, you must know, that which prescribes the belief that there is one only God, and that He is none other than the Creator of the world, who produced all things out of nothing through His own Word, first of all sent forth; that this Word is called His Son, and, under the name of God, was seen “in diverse manners” by the patriarchs, heard at all times in the prophets, at last brought down by the Spirit and Power of the Father into the Virgin Mary, was made flesh in her womb, and, being born of her, went forth as Jesus Christ; thenceforth He preached the new law and the new promise of the kingdom of heaven, worked miracles; having been crucified, He rose again the third day; (then) having ascended into the heavens, He sat at the right hand of the Father; sent instead of Himself the Power of the Holy Ghost to lead such as believe; will come with glory to take the saints to the enjoyment of everlasting life and of the heavenly promises, and to condemn the wicked to everlasting fire, after the resurrection of both these classes shall have happened, together with the restoration of their flesh. This rule, as it will be proved, was taught by Christ, and raises amongst ourselves no other questions than those which heresies introduce, and which make men heretics.

Tertullian, “On Prescription Against Heretics,” Chapter XIIl


Ravi Zacharias explains the gospel in two minutes:


The Gospel on 5 Fingers

Can you explain the gospel in 30 seconds? In one minute? In five minutes?Here’s one way I have found helpful. The five main components of the gospel can be remembered on 5 fingers of one hand. Here they are:

1) Jesus’ birth
2) Jesus’ life
3) Jesus’ death
4) Jesus’ resurrection
5) Jesus’ ascension

Obviously each point can be elaborated on depending on how much time you have. Here’s the short version:

1) Jesus’ birth – Jesus, God himself, the creator of the universe, the Messiah, became a human being – took on flesh, and was born of a virgin.

2) Jesus’ life – Jesus lived a life of perfect obedience to his Father. Though he was tempted in every way as we are, he never once sinned.

3) Jesus’ death – on the cross, Jesus himself took all our sins and paid for them. God the father counted all our sins to Jesus as if he himself had personally committed them. Then Jesus bore God’s wrath towards sin – the punishment we deserved – as a substitute for us.

4) Jesus’ resurrection – within 3 days, Jesus rose physically from the dead, proving that his sacrifice for sins have been accepted by God, since the punishment for sin was death. Jesus was seen by numerous people after he rose including 500 at one time (1 Corinthians 15).

5) Jesus’ ascension – Jesus ascended physically into heaven where he reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords. And someday he will return to the earth.

That’s the gospel, the good news, and if we believe in Jesus Christ and this good news and call upon him he will save us from our sins and give us eternal life.

That’s a simple way to remember the gospel – five fingers. Even a child can do it. So ask God to give you opportunities to share his good news today.


Ready to start your new life with God?

Who do you think that I am?

With that brief question Jesus Christ confronted His followers with the most important issue they would ever face. He had spent much time with them and made some bold claims about His identity and authority. Now the time had come for them either to believe or deny His teachings.

Who do you say Jesus is? Your response to Him will determine not only your values and lifestyle, but your eternal destiny as well.

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The Perseverance (Security) of the Saints

Notice all the Scripture references!

It is not just a handful of texts that teach the perseverance of the saints: the entire gospel sustains and confirms it. The Father has chosen them before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4), ordained them to eternal life (Acts 13:48), to be conformed to the image of his Son (Rom. 8:29). This election stands (Rom. 9:11; Heb. 6:17) and in due time carries with it the calling and justification and glorification (Rom. 8:30). Christ, in whom all the promises of God are Yes and Amen (2 Cor. 1:20), died for those who were given him by the Father (John 17:6, 12) in order that he might give them eternal life and not lose a single one of them (6:40; 17:2); he therefore gives them eternal life and they will never be lost in all eternity; no one will snatch them out of his hand (6:39; 10:28).

The Holy Spirit who regenerates them remains eternally with them (14:16) and seals them for the day of redemption (Eph. 1:13; 4:30). The covenant of grace is firm and confirmed with an oath (Heb. 6:16–18; 13:20), unbreakable like a marriage (Eph. 5:31–32), like a testament (Heb. 9:17), and by virtue of that covenant, God calls his elect. He inscribes the law upon their inmost being, puts his fear in their heart (Heb. 8:10; 10:14ff.), will not let them be tempted beyond their strength (1 Cor. 10:13), confirms and completes the good work he has begun in them (1 Cor. 1:9; Phil. 1:6), and keeps them for the return of Christ to receive the heavenly inheritance (1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Thess. 3:3; 1 Pet. 1:4–5).

In his intercession before the Father, Christ acts in such a way that their faith may not fail (Luke 22:32), that in the world they may be kept from the evil one (John 17:11, 20), that they may be saved for all times (Heb. 7:20), that their sins will be forgiven them (1 John 2:1), and that they may all be where he is to behold his glory (John 17:24). The benefits of Christ, which the Holy Spirit imparts to them, are all irrevocable (Rom. 11:29). Those who are called are also glorified (8:30). Those who are adopted as children are heirs of eternal life (8:17; Gal. 4:7). Those who believe have eternal life already here and now (John 3:16). That life itself, being eternal, cannot be lost. It cannot die since it cannot sin (1 John 3:9). Faith is a firm ground (Heb. 11:1), hope is an anchor (6:19) and does not disappoint us (Rom. 5:5), and love never ends (1 Cor. 13:8).

Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics: Holy Spirit, Church, and New Creation, volume 4 (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2008), 270.


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Greg Laurie, Calvary Chapel, and New Catholic National Shrine for Marian Apparitions

If it seems like we’re “hitting hard” on Calvary Chapels and Pastor Greg Laurie, I can assure readers that we’re not out to attack anyone. But Laurie’s actions as of late have crossed over from mildly concerning to five-alarm status. Especially for the Calvary Chapel pastors who are sitting on the fence over whether to […]

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New Huma Emails Reveal Hillary Sold Access To The State Department For Clinton Foundation Donations

Crown Prince of Bahrain Forced to Go Through Foundation to See Clinton, after Pledging $32 Million to Clinton Global Initiative

Judicial Watch today released 725 pages of new State Department documents, including previously unreleased email exchanges in which former Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin provided influential Clinton Foundation donors special, expedited access to the secretary of state. In many instances, the preferential treatment provided to donors was at the specific request of Clinton Foundation executive Douglas Band.

The new documents included 20 Hillary Clinton email exchanges not previously turned over to the State Department, bringing the known total to date to 191 of new Clinton emails (not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department).  These records further appear to contradict statements by Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department.

The Abedin emails reveal that the longtime Clinton aide apparently served as a conduit between Clinton Foundation donors and Hillary Clinton while Clinton served as secretary of state. In more than a dozen email exchanges, Abedin provided expedited, direct access to Clinton for donors who had contributed from $25,000 to $10 million to the Clinton Foundation. In many instances, Clinton Foundation top executive Doug Band, who worked with the Foundation throughout Hillary Clinton’s tenure at State, coordinated closely with Abedin. In Abedin’s June deposition to Judicial Watch, she conceded that part of her job at the State Department was taking care of “Clinton family matters.”

Included among the Abedin-Band emails is an exchange revealing that when Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain requested a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton, he was forced to go through the Clinton Foundation for an appointment. Abedin advised Band that when she went through “normal channels” at State, Clinton declined to meet. After Band intervened, however, the meeting was set up within forty-eight hours. According to the Clinton Foundation website, in 2005, Salman committed to establishing the Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CPISP) for the Clinton Global Initiative. And by 2010, it had contributed $32 million to CGI. The Kingdom of Bahrain reportedly gave between $50,000 and $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation. And Bahrain Petroleum also gave an additional $25,000 to $50,000.

From: Doug Band

To: Huma Abedin

Sent: Tue Jun 23 1:29:42 2009

Subject:

Cp of Bahrain in tomorrow to Friday

Asking to see her

Good friend of ours

From: Huma Abedin

To: Doug Band

Sent: Tue Jun 23 4:12:46 2009

Subject: Re:

He asked to see hrc thurs and fri thru normal channels. I asked and she said she doesn’t want to commit to anything for thurs or fri until she knows how she will feel. Also she says that she may want to go to ny and doesn’t want to be committed to stuff in ny…

From: Huma Abedin [Huma@clintonemail.com]

Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 10:35:15 AM

To: Doug Band

Subject:

Offering Bahrain cp 10 tomorrow for meeting woith [sic] hrc

If u see him, let him know

We have reached out thru official channels

Also included among the Abedin-Band emails is an exchange in which Band urged Abedin to get the Clinton State Department to intervene in order to obtain a visa for members of the Wolverhampton (UK) Football Club, one of whose members was apparently having difficulty because of a “criminal charge.” Band was acting at the behest of Casey Wasserman, a millionaire Hollywood sports entertainment executive and President of the Wasserman Foundation. Wasserman has donated between $5 million and $10 million to the Clinton Foundation through the Wasserman Foundation.

From: Tim Hoy [VP Wasserman Media Group]

Date: Tue. 5 May 2009 10:45:55 – 0700

To: Casey Wasserman

Subject: [Redacted] Wolverhampton FC/visa matter

Casey: Paul Martin’s [popular English footballer] client [Redacted] needs to get an expedited appointment at the US Embassy in London this week and we have hit some road blocks. I am writing to ask for your help.

The Wolverhampton FC is coming to Las Vegas this Thursday for a “celebration break.” [Redacted] so he cannot get a visa to the US without first being “interviewed” in the visa section of the US Embassy in London …

I contacted Senator Boxer’s office in SF for help … They balked at the criminal charge and said they “couldn’t help.”

I’m now trying to get help from Sherrod Brown’s office but that’s not going well either. So do you have any ideas/contacts that could contact the US Embassy in London and ask that they see [Redacted] tomorrow?

From: Casey Wasserman

To: Doug Band; Trista Schroeder [Wasserman Media Group executive]

Sent: Tue May 05 2:23:50 2009 [PT]

Subject: FW [Redacted] Wolverhampton FC/visa matter

Can you help with the below [Hoy email], or maybe Huma??? I am copying trista as I am on the plane in case I lose connection … thx.

From: Doug Band

Sent: Tue May 05 7:08:21 2009 [ET]

To: Casey Wasserman; Trista Schroeder

Subject: Re: [Redacted] Wolverhampton FC/visa matter

Will email her.

From: Doug Band

To: Huma Abedin

Sent: Tue May 5 7:26:49 2009

Subject: Fw: [Redacted] Wolverhampton FC/visa matter

[As per subject line, Band apparently forwarded Abedin material sent to him by Casey.]

From: Huma Abedin [Huma@clintonemail.com]

Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 7:39:38 PM

To: Doug Band

Subject: Re: [Redacted] Wolverhampton FC/visa matter

I doubt we can do anything but maybe we can help with an interview. I’ll ask.

From: Huma Abedin

To: Doug Band

Sent: Tue May 05 5:50:09 2009

Subject: Re: [Redacted] Wolverhampton FC/visa matter

I got this now, makes me nervous to get involved but I’ll ask.

From: Doug Band

To: Huma Abedin

Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 7:43:30 PM

Subject:  Re: [Redacted] Wolverhampton FC/visa matter

Then don’t

The Abedin emails also reveal that Slimfast tycoon S. Daniel Abraham was granted almost immediate access to then-Secretary of State Clinton, with Abedin serving as the facilitator. According to the Clinton Foundation website, Abraham, like the Wasserman Foundation, has given between $5 million and $10 million to the Clinton Foundation. The emails indicate that Abraham was granted almost immediate access to Clinton upon request:

From: Huma Abedin

To: H

Sent: Mon May 04 4:40:34 2009

Subject: Danny

Danny abraham called this morning. He is in dc today and tomorrow and asked for 15 min with you. Do u want me to try and fit him in tomorrow?

From: H

To Huma Abedin

Sent: Mon May 04 5:14:00 2009

Subject: Re: Danny

Will the plane wait if I can’t get there before 7-8?

From: Huma Abedin

Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 5:15:30 PM

Subject: Re: Danny

Yes of course

Additional Abedin emails in which the top Clinton aide intervenes with the State Department on behalf of Clinton Foundation donors include the following:

  • On Friday, June 26, 2009, Clinton confidant Kevin O’Keefe wrote to Clinton saying that “Kevin Conlon is trying to set up a meeting with you and a major client.” Clinton wrote to Abedin, “Can you help deliver these for Kevin?” Abedin responded, “I’ll look into it asap” Kevin O’Keefe donated between $10,000 and $25,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Kevin Conlon is a Clinton presidential campaign “Hillblazer” who has raised more than $100,000 for the candidate.
  • On Tuesday, June 16, 2009, Ben Ringel wrote to Abedin, “I’m on shuttle w Avigdor Liberman. I called u back yesterday. I want to stop by to see hrc tonite for 10 mins.” Ringel donated between $10,000 and $25,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
  • On Monday, July 6, 2009, Maureen White wrote to Abedin, “I am going to be in DC on Thursday. Would she have any time to spare?” Abedin responded, “Yes I’ll make it work.” White donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
  • In June 2009, prominent St. Louis political power broker Joyce Aboussie exchanged a series of insistent emails with Abedin concerning Aboussie’s efforts to set up a meeting between Clinton and Peabody Energy VP Cartan Sumner. Aboussie wrote, “Huma, I need your help now to intervene please. We need this meeting with Secretary Clinton, who has been there now for nearly six months. This is, by the way, my first request. I really would appreciate your help on this. It should go without saying that the Peabody folks came to Dick [Gephardt] and I because of our relationship with the Clinton’s.” After further notes from Aboussie, Abedin responded, “We are working on it and I hope we can make something work… we have to work through the beauracracy [sic] here.” Aboussie donated between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
  • On Saturday, May 16, 2009, mobile communications executive and political activist Jill Iscol wrote to Clinton, “Please advise to whom I should forward Jacqueline Novogratz’s request [for a meeting with the secretary of state]. I know you know her, but honestly, she is so far ahead of the curve and brilliant I believe she could be enormously helpful to your work.” Clinton subsequently sent an email to Abedin saying, “Pls print.” Jill and husband Ken Iscol donated between $500,000 and $1 million to the Clinton Foundation. Clinton subsequently appointed Novogratz to the State Department’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board.

The newly obtained Abedin emails also contain a memorandum sent to Cheryl Mills from State Department White House liaison Laura Pena revealing that Rajiv Fernando was proposed for his controversial appointment to the sensitive International Security Advisory Board as early as June 2009. Fernando was not actually appointed until 2011, and his appointment raised a firestorm because, according to an ABC News report, “he had no obvious experience in the field.” Fernando donated $1 million to the Clinton Foundation.

The Abedin emails reveal that even U2’s Bono got into the act when former Bill Clinton aide Ben Schwerin, who helped set up the Clinton Foundation, urged Abedin to help the aging rock star broadcast from the international space station. In a May 27, 2009, email with the subject line “Bono/NASA,” Schwerin wrote, “Bono wants to do linkup with the international space station on every show during the tour this year.… Any ideas? Thks.” Bono has been a donor to the Clinton Global Initiative. And in 2011, he gathered top entertainers for “A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation.” According to USA Today, “Some tickets were sold to the public for $50 to $550, and premium seats went for $1,000 to $5,000 on the Foundation website.”

“These new emails confirm that Hillary Clinton abused her office by selling favors to Clinton Foundation donors,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “There needs to be a serious, independent investigation to determine whether Clinton and others broke the law.”

This is the tenth set of records produced for Judicial Watch by the State Department from the non-state.gov email accounts of Huma Abedin.  The documents were produced under a court order in a May 5, 2015, Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the State Department (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00684)) requiring the agency to produce “all emails of official State Department business received or sent by former Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin from January 1, 2009 through February 1, 2013, using a ‘non-state’.gov email address.”

In June, Judicial Watch uncovered two batches (here and here) of new Clinton email records through court-ordered discovery.  Twice in May, Judicial Watch uncovered new Clinton emails, including emails that show Clinton knew about the security risk of her BlackBerry (see here and here).

Recently, Judicial Watch released other State Department emails (one batch of 103 pages, the second of 138 pages), with newly discovered Clinton emails also going back as far as January 2009.

In March, Judicial Watch released Clinton State Department emails dating from February 2009 that also call into question her statements about her emails. Those emails contained more evidence of the battle between security officials in the State Department, National Security Agency, Clinton and her staff over attempts to obtain secure BlackBerrys.

On August 9, Judicial Watch produced a 2009 email in which Band directed Abedin and Mills to put Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire and Clinton Foundation donor Gilbert Chagoury in touch with the State Department’s “substance person” on Lebanon. Band noted that Chagoury is “key guy there [Lebanon] and to us.”Chagoury has donated between $1 million to $5 million to the Foundation, according to foundation documents. He also pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative.

Hillary Clinton has repeatedly stated that she believes that the 55,000 pages of documents she turned over to the State Department in December 2014 included all of her work-related emails.  In response to a court order in other Judicial Watch litigation, she declared under penalty of perjury that she had “directed that all my emails on clintonemail.com in my custody that were or are potentially federal records be provided to the Department of State, and on information and belief, this has been done.” This new email find is also at odds with her official campaign statement suggesting all “work or potentially work-related emails” were provided to the State Department. source

Source: New Huma Emails Reveal Hillary Sold Access To The State Department For Clinton Foundation Donations

Hillary’s Future Chief Of Staff Worked For A Radical Islamic Journal That Blamed America For 9/11

Huma Abedin - Public DomainHuma Abedin worked for Hillary Clinton when she was a U.S. Senator, when she was Secretary of State, and at this moment Abedin currently serves as her top campaign aide. If Clinton wins the election in November, it seems virtually a certainty that Abedin will become the White House chief of staff. She is already one of the most powerful women in America, and yet the vast majority of Americans have absolutely no idea who she is. Well, it turns out that she worked at a publication run by her mother known as “the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs” for more than a decade as an assistant editor. While Huma Abedin worked there, the journal regularly published articles that promoted radical Islamic causes and that opposed the rights of women. In fact, Abedin’s mother edited a book that was published in 1999 “that justifies the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation under Islamic law“. If you know anything about that insidious practice, then you already know that it is one of the most horrific things being done to women around the globe today. (Read More…)

Almost Everything the Media Tell You About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Is Wrong

Transgender As previously reported, the American College of Pediatricians recently released a statement titled “Gender Dysphoria in Children” by Dr. Paul R. McHugh who is said to be the “most important American psychiatrist of the last half-century.”  Dr. McHugh “urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not ideology – determine reality.”

We learn from Ryan T. Anderson of The Daily Signal that Dr. McHugh teamed up with Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer, an epidemiologist trained in psychiatry, to co-author a report that was published in the journal The New Atlantis.  Their report claims that “a combination of biological, environmental, and experiential factors likely shape how individuals experience and express themselves when it comes to sex and gender.” According to Anderson, the report “challenges the leading narratives that the media has pushed regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.”  Moreover,

the 143-page report discusses over 200 peer-reviewed studies in the biological, psychological, and social sciences, painstakingly documenting what scientific research shows and does not show about sexuality and gender.

The major takeaway, as the editor of the journal explains, is that “some of the most frequently heard claims about sexuality and gender are not supported by scientific evidence.”

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The eleven offenses of the Gospel

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

34 Μὴ νομίσητε ὅτι ἦλθον βαλεῖν εἰρήνην ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν· οὐκ ἦλθον βαλεῖν εἰρήνην ἀλλὰ μάχαιραν. Matthew 10:34 (NA28) 

34 Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. Matthew 10:34 (translated from the NA28 Greek text)

The genuine gospel does not bring all people together. It divides. The trend in today’s “visible church” is all about being as inoffensive as possible even to the point of compromising the gospel. The sort of “minister” who does that and his “ministry” is not of God, but is of this world and is of the flesh. Below are the eleven tenets of the offense of the gospel. Enjoy and be blessed as you examine yourself. 

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