Daily Archives: November 6, 2016

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Wisconsin Police Department Removes ‘Before God’ From Officer Oath Following Atheist Group’s Complaint   Nov 02, 2016 07:01 am

west-allis-compressedWEST ALLIS, Wisc. — A police department in Wisconsin has agreed to remove the words “before God” from its code of ethics and officer oath following the receipt of a complaint from a prominent professing atheist organization. “The West Allis Department Code of Ethics has now been modified and is taken verbatim from the Wisconsin Administrative Code,” West Allis…

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LifeWay Christian Stores Pulls Jen Hatmaker Books Over Her Support for Same-Sex ‘Marriage’   Nov 02, 2016 01:21 pm

hatmaker-compressed(Washington Post) — Fans of Jen Hatmaker like her because she is, in one word, relatable. The Texas author and speaker writes often about her “messy” family life, confessing in a viral 2013 post to being the “worst end-of-school year mom ever.” Her homespun approach has garnered her spots on the New York Times bestseller list and an HGTV series alongside…

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‘Every Woman Deserves That Right’: Clergy Woman Defends Her ‘Choice’ to Obtain Late-Term Abortion   Oct 30, 2016 07:02 am

butler-compressedPhoto Credit: YouTube NEW YORK — In an article published this week by Religion News Service, a clergy woman from New York City defended her choice to obtain a late-term abortion, and asserted that every woman ought to have the “right” to make the decision. “I wish I never had to live through the loss of my child, but I am forever grateful for my personal…

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Trump Holds Up Rainbow ‘LGBT for Trump’ Flag at Colorado Campaign Rally   Oct 31, 2016 10:44 am

trump-flag-compressedGREELEY, Colo. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held up a rainbow “LGBT’s for Trump” flag at the start of a campaign rally in Colorado on Sunday after being handed the banner by a homosexual supporter. According to reports, attendee Max Nowak gave the flag to Trump, who unfurled it and then, smiling, walked across the stage with the rainbow…

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Catholics Worldwide Observe All Souls Day Praying for Dead to Shorten Time in ‘Purgatory’   Nov 03, 2016 11:00 am

all-saints-day-compressedPhoto Credit: Silar/Wikipedia Roman Catholics worldwide observed All Saints Day on Tuesday and All Souls Day on Wednesday, days on the liturgical calendar set aside to remember deceased loved ones—to visit their graves and to pray for their time to be shortened in what Catholics believe is a place called Purgatory. “Part of the Church’s teachings, when…

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Viral Video Urges Christians to Vote Not Out of Fear of Clinton, But in Obedience to God   Oct 30, 2016 08:41 am

hastings-compressedA viral video that has obtained nearly 400,000 views since Monday urges Christians not to make their voting decisions out of a fear of Hillary Clinton, but in obedience to God and His Word. “As a Christian, I’ve been told this election that we should hold our noses and vote for the lesser of two evils,” Paul Hastings opens in the three-minute exhortation. “That…

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‘Pope Francis’ Marks Reformation by Calling for Reconciliation Between Lutherans, Catholics   Nov 01, 2016 11:29 am

Photo Credit: Tania RegoPhoto Credit: Tania Rego LUND, Sweden — Jorge Bergoglio, also known as “Pope Francis,” marked the 499th anniversary of the Reformation on Monday with an ecumenical prayer gathering in Sweden, where he called for reconciliation between Lutherans and Roman Catholics. According to reports, the head of the Lutheran World Federation, Bishop Munib Younan, was…

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Wheaton Releases Report on Handling of Professor Who Said Christians, Muslims ‘Worship Same God’   Oct 29, 2016 11:20 am

Wheaton CollegeWHEATON, Ill. — The Board of Trustees at Wheaton College in Illinois has released a report on a situation that resulted in the parting of ways with a professor who declared on social media earlier this year that Christians and Muslims “worship the same God.” “Placing Dr. Hawkins on administrative leave at the conclusion of their first face-to-face meeting was an…

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Christian Parents Sue After Being Told Daughter Could Be Taken Away for Not Letting Her Be Boy   Oct 29, 2016 02:29 pm

sad-compressedThe Christian parents of a 14-year-old girl in the United Kingdom who says that she wants to be a boy have filed suit against authorities who are siding with the teen and want to force her parents to allow the girl to undergo a “gender transition.” The parents’ attorney, Michael Phillips, has advised that if they fail to follow the instructions of social workers,…

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University of Toronto Students Disrupt Speech of Professor Refusing to Use ‘Transgender’ Pronouns   Nov 01, 2016 02:40 pm

peterson-compressedTORONTO — A rally speech by a professor at the University of Toronto who refuses to use politically correct pronouns in addressing those with gender dysphoria was recently disrupted by upset students. Jordan Peterson, a professor of psychology at the university, opposes the proposed Canadian bill C-16, which adds “gender identity and gender expression to the…

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Top News – 11/5/2016

Car bomb explodes near Somali parliament in Mogadishu
At least two soldiers were killed and five wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on Saturday near Somalia’s parliament in the capital Mogadishu, according to police. The blast, which targeted an army convoy near the Sayidka junction checkpoint, was claimed by the armed group al-Shabab.

Julian Assange: “Hillary Made The FBI Look Weak, And Now They’re Out For Payback”
In an extended, 25 minute interview with Australia’s John Pilger, posted now in its entirety on RT, Julian Assange said Hillary Clinton sparked an FBI backlash, which is now surfacing, when she stonewalled the Feds, who were trying to investigate her private server.

Presidential Pollsters’ Political Contributions: Heavily For Hillary Clinton
There is no evidence that any of the polling firms concerned have juiced their surveys or numbers in any way. Most pollsters, including those listed here, make much of their money doing corporate work and surveys, not political polling. However, perhaps there is an argument to be made for transparency among polling companies as to their donations – and journalists should be equally open.

Coups, counter-coups rage within American government
It’s a struggle taking place at the highest levels of power. Coups, counter-coups and a civil war between the elites. And at the center of it all is one of the America’s most experienced intelligence operatives. “The Clintons have been involved in co-opting our White House, our judiciary, our CIA, our Federal Bureau of Investigation, our Attorney General Loretta Lynch and our director of the FBI James Comey…

Manhunt in Jordan for killers of 3 US servicemen
Jordanian forces, along with US special forces and helicopters, are engaged in a massive manhunt for the Islamist gunmen who murdered three US military trainers and seriously injured others Friday, Nov. 4 at the Prince Faisal Air Base near the southern Jordanian town of Al-Jafr.

Assange: Clinton is a cog for Goldman Sachs & the Saudis
‘Clinton made FBI look weak, now there is anger’.

FBI Director Comey – Playing Hardball with the DOJ
Comey is not afraid of a fight. When he was Acting AG, during AG John Ashcroft’s hospitalization, he stood up to Bush regarding NSA domestic surveillance data collection. Comey’s refusal to certify major parts of the program led to changes being made. It would appear that there is more to his sending a letter to Congress than just correcting a previous statement made to a Committee in July.

Guam feels two earthquakes
he first earthquake occurred at 10:53 a.m. and had a recorded magnitude of 4.7, a press release stated. The epicenter was located about 100 miles southwest of Merizo, with a depth of about 21 miles. At 1:54 p.m., a second earthquake was recorded about 12 miles southeast of Rota, with a preliminary magnitude reading of 4.9 and a depth of about 52 miles.

Department of Homeland Security Chairman Officially Indicts Hillary Clinton of Treason
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US THAAD In South Korea: USFK Chief Says Anti-Missile System To Be Deployed To Region In 8-10 Months
Amid escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea over the latter’s nuclear capabilities, the commander of U.S. forces in neighboring South Korea said Friday that a U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system battery will be deployed to the region in the next eight to ten months.

FBI has evidence Hillary visited ‘Orgy Island’
Huma Abedin said to be cooperating with investigators….the New York Police Department, Blackwater USA founder and retired Navy SEAL Erik Prince claims that among the 650,000 Huma Abedin emails on her estranged husband’s laptop is evidence Hillary Clinton, as well as former President Bill Clinton, was a visitor to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s Caribbean hideaway, known as “Orgy Island.”

Ominous news for Aleppo as Russian frigate reaches Syrian coast
A Russian frigate armed with cruise missiles has passed through the Bosphorus on its way to the eastern Mediterranean in a potentially ominous development for the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo.

Indonesian police quell mass protest by hardline Muslims
Indonesian police quelled a mass protest by tens of thousands of hardline Muslims on Friday, firing tear gas and water cannon into crowds demanding the resignation of the Christian governor of Jakarta, who they said had insulted the Koran.

Exclusive: Saudis could raise oil output again as sparring with Iran returns – sources
Old disputes between Saudi Arabia and rival Iran resurfaced at a meeting of OPEC experts last week, with Riyadh saying it could raise oil output steeply to bring prices down if Tehran refuses to limit its supply, OPEC sources say.

Vatican condemns radio station over anti-gay comments on quake
The Vatican has condemned a right-wing Catholic radio station after a broadcast said the recent earthquakes in Italy were “God’s punishment” for gay civil unions. The remarks, made on the station Radio Maria, were “offensive and scandalous”, the Vatican said.

Strong quake shakes Chile; no reports of damage
The U.S. Geological Survey calculated the quake’s magnitude at 6.4 and said it hit at 1:20 p.m. (1620 GMT). It was centred 119 miles (192 kilometres) south of Santiago at a depth of 54 miles (87 kilometres). Chile’s navy issued a statement saying a tsunami was unlikely to hit the country’s long coast.

Obama Encourages Illegal Aliens to Vote – Promises No Repercussions


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To Christians Who Can’t Vote for Trump or Clinton

This long list of political appointee offenses includes: the corrupting politicization of the IRS and the Justice Department; taxpayer funding of the abortion-and-baby-parts-selling Planned Parenthood; turning the military into a sexual social experiment, even to the point of paying for transgender surgery; federally imposed same-sex marriage; fining religious people for refusing to participate in same-sex ceremonies; forcing nuns to pay for contraception and abortion; forcing public schools to allow boys into girls showers and restrooms; lax border security; failure to enforce immigration laws; pay-to-play at the State Department by a political appointee now running for president (who is again under investigation by the FBI), etc.

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Hillary’s circle of friends is even weirder than we suspected

For secular and atheist Americans, this is all harmless. For God-fearing Americans who believe in a spiritual dimension to reality, this is as horrifying as it can get.

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Levin: What’s Being Done in This Country Has Been Done Everywhere — ‘It’s Tyranny’

BOMBSHELL: Crooked Hillary Sent Classified Info To Chelsea Under Fake Name ‘Diane Reynolds’

Crooked Hillary Clinton deleted a 2009 email in which she forwarded classified information to her daughter, Chelsea.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The State Department today released recovered emails from Crooked Hillary’s illegal private email server, and guess what? It contained classified and confidential information. Who did she send it to? She sent it to her daughter, who was no clearance or authorization of any kind to view or receive such communications. Now do you see why Crooked Hillary deleted those 33,000 emails so no one could see them (she thought)? And oh, by the way, Chelsea used the fake name of Diane Reynolds to receive the illegally -sent emails. Think they knew they were breaking the law? Yep. 

The email was released on Friday by the State Department. It is one of thousands of emails recovered by the FBI from Clinton’s private email server.

The Dec. 20, 2009 email chain, entitled “Update,” started with a message from Michael Froman, who served as a deputy assistant to President Obama and deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs.

The email, which is redacted because it contains information classified as “Confidential,” was sent to Jake Sullivan, Clinton’s foreign policy adviser at the State Department, and several Obama aides. Sullivan sent it to Hillary Clinton who then forwarded it to Chelsea, who emailed under the pseudonym “Diane Reynolds.”

All of the text in the body portion of the classified emails is redacted because it contains foreign government information.

The State Department labeled the email a “near duplicate,” indicating that it was mostly similar to other emails that the agency has released from the trove of emails that Clinton turned over in Dec. 2014.

Clinton did not delete other responses she made to others on the email thread.

“Wow — you can’t make this up — sorry to have missed all of that! Let me know if you learn anything else,” she wrote to Sullivan. The State Department released that portion of the email conversation in February.



But perhaps the most significant part of the email is that Clinton forwarded classified information to her daughter, who is and was a private citizen with no government role and no apparent security clearances.

It is unclear when or why Clinton deleted the email. She gave the State Department around 30,000 emails she claimed were related to her State Department work. She deleted a similar number claiming they were personal and dealt with yoga routines, food recipes and Chelsea’s wedding.

FBI director James Comey said in July that investigators recovered several thousand work-related emails from Clinton’s server. The batch of emails released Friday are from that recovered trove. source

Top Headlines – 11/5/2016

‘EU citizens’ right to boycott Israel is protected by free speech’

No one will shut me up, says Israel’s first Arab news presenter

Judea residents strike back against illegal Arab building that authorities allow to run rampant

Orthodox group joins call demanding Western Wall compromise

How Archaeology Became an Israeli-Palestinian Battleground

Rio’s evangelical new mayor to celebrate victory in Israel

Emergency authority deems Israel unprepared for natural disaster

Three members of US military killed in Jordan army base shooting

Lack of sugar highlights Egypt’s bitter, deepening financial crisis

Egyptian judge who tried Mursi survives assassination attempt

Isis claims responsibility for killing of Egyptian general

Is US quietly ending the Libyan bombing campaign against ISIS?

U.N. says 240 migrants drowned off Libya in 48 hours

Bombs hit convoy of displaced people in Iraq, kills 18

Ominous news for Aleppo as Russian frigate reaches Syrian coast

Rebel assault on west Aleppo continues as Russian deadline nears

Iraqis Near Mosul in ‘Smoke-Filled Hell’ as ISIS Burns Oil Wells

ISIS seizing boys as young as 9 to fight in Mosul, UN warns

Turkey arrests pro-Kurdish party leaders amid claims of internet shutdown

Turkey draws Western condemnation over arrest of Kurdish lawmakers

Yemeni rebels show alleged Saudi captives on TV

UN experts: 45,000 opposition fighters in Afghanistan

US airstrike kills top Al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan, Pentagon confirms

Hard-Line Strain of Islam Gains Ground in Indonesia, World’s Largest Muslim Country

Indonesia protest: Jakarta anti-governor rally turns violent

Indonesian President cancels Australia trip after violent protests

Jokowi Blames ‘Political Actors’ for Violence at Indonesia Rally

Myanmar freedom of speech under threat amid Rakhine violence: monitors

U.S. acts to block North Korea access to financial system

MS-13 surging with influx of youths crossing border, 92% arrested illegal

Warning from Immigration Officers: Clinton, Open Borders Will ‘Unleash’ Violence, ‘Countless Preventable Deaths’ in America

Feds eye Ohio prison for housing Haitian illegal immigrants

Trump’s wife worked illegally during her first weeks in the US, documents show

Mexico officials are planning for economic turmoil if Trump wins

Sources: U.S. intel warning of possible al Qaeda attacks in U.S. Monday

U.S. authorities warn of al Qaeda threat to election

Russian hackers seek to embarrass the U.S. this election season

U.S. Govt. Hackers Ready to Hit Back If Russia Tries to Disrupt Election

WikiLeaks: Clinton Campaign Chair Participated in Occult Magic

Fox News anchor apologizes for false report of ‘likely’ Clinton indictment

Emails show Clinton aide called Comey ‘bad choice’ for FBI director

Hillary Deleted Email Showing She Forwarded Classified Information To Her Daughter

Clinton’s charity confirms Qatar’s $1 million gift while she was at State Dept

Colin Powell warned Clinton aide ‘not to get me’ into email scandal

Susan Sarandon: ‘DNC is completely corrupt’

Rapper Jay Z performed expletive-laced songs during Clinton rally in Cleveland

Trump: ‘I Don’t Need J Lo or Jay-Z’ to Fill My Rallies

Trump close to winning, Obama warns

Assange: Clinton & ISIS funded by same money, Trump won’t be allowed to win

Soros spends $2 million to defeat Arpaio

DirecTV blackout of Fox News, CNN spurs allegations of censorship plot

NYPD sergeant fatally shot in Bronx makes 116 police officers who have died on duty so far in 2016

France to collect personal data of 60 million with controversial database

London police warn pro-Israel groups not to disclose their location

Mark Zuckerberg And Other Executives Under Investigation For Facebook Hate Speech In Germany

Theresa May urged to calm ‘chilling’ backlash following High Court ruling over Brexit

Saudis could raise oil output again as sparring with Iran returns – sources

Elon Musk: Robots will take your jobs, government will have to pay your wage

Tesla Battery Cells Explode Like Fireworks In Video Of Fatal Crash

A Mysterious ‘Ping’ Is Coming from Deep in the Arctic

Italy quake zones fear tourism collapse as displaced total rises

6.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Curico, Chile

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Sinabang, Indonesia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Panguna, Papua New Guinea

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 23,000ft

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 17,000ft

Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,000ft

Colima volcano in Mexico erupts to 15,000ft

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 13,000ft

Copahue volcano in Argentina erupts to 13,000ft

Paris climate change deal becomes international law

Greens: Trump would be only climate change doubting world leader

Moroccan activists plan protests to coincide with UN climate summit

CDC identifies first US cases of drug-resistant fungal infection

Vatican condemns radio station after a broadcast said the recent earthquakes in Italy were “God’s punishment” for gay civil unions

African states bid to stop work of U.N. gay rights investigator

2 teenage girls in Morocco could face up to 3 years in prison for kissing each other

Transgender soldier Chelsea Manning makes second suicide attempt in US prison

Woman found chained ‘like a dog’ in container says she saw kidnapper shoot boyfriend

FBI examining fake documents targeting Clinton campaign

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 08:29 PM PDT

The FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies are examining faked documents aimed at discrediting the Hillary Clinton campaign as part of a broader investigation into what…

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Franklin Graham Invites You to Pray with Him Before Election Day

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 08:25 PM PDT

Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, wants you to join him in praying for the nation the day before Election Day. The prayer event…

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FALSE FLAG ALERT: Could an al-Qaida-Linked Terrorist Attack Postpone the Election?

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 08:13 PM PDT

(By David Ingram) Federal officials have warned authorities in New York City, Texas and Virginia about an unspecific threat of attacks by the al-Qaida militant…

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Hindus to Push for ‘Monkey King’ Statue if Oklahoma Votes to Allow Ten Commandments Monument

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 08:02 PM PDT

An American Hindu organization says that it will renew its pursuit to erect a statue of the Hindu god Hanuman at the Oklahoma State Capitol…

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6.4 magnitude earthquake rattles Chile

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 01:15 PM PDT

A 6.4 magnitude quake rattled Chile with an epicenter located close to its border with Argentina on Friday, according to earthquake monitors. Witnesses told Reuters…

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DEVELOPING: 2 NYPD officers have been shot in the Bronx

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 01:03 PM PDT

Two NYPD officers were shot in the Bronx Friday afternoon, police sources confirm. Police sources say officers were responding to a robbery in progress at…

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DEVELOPING: Rutgers on Lockdown After Multiple People Stabbed in Business School

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 12:53 PM PDT

Rutgers’ campus in New Brunswick is on lockdown after multiple people were stabbed at the university’s business school, the college said. The school tweeted out…

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Rabbi Predicts Trump Will Win and Usher in the Second Coming

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 12:42 PM PDT

(THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION DOES NOT REFLECT THE OPINION OR VIEWS OF END TIME HEADLINES) In two separate sets of Bible codes, published three months apart,…

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Student fired from campus newspaper after writing ‘illegal alien’ in column…

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 12:30 PM PDT

The Rutgers University student who hosted anti-feminist provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos for his first U.S. college event says the student newspaper fired him Monday because of…

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Robots will take your jobs, government will have to pay your wage

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 12:14 PM PDT

Computers, intelligent machines, and robots seem like the workforce of the future. And as more and more jobs are replaced by technology, people will have…

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First cases of deadly fungal infection emerge in United States

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 12:10 PM PDT

Thirteen cases of a sometimes deadly and often drug-resistant fungal infection, Candida auris, have been reported in the United States for the first time, health…

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Church Bulletin Links Clinton to Satan…

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 12:06 PM PDT

Fliers inserted into a Catholic church’s newsletter in San Diego implied that Hillary Clinton was satanic and warned that voting for Democrats would result in…

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Clinton Campaign Chairman Practices Bizarre Occult Ritual

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 12:03 PM PDT

In what is undoubtedly the most bizarre Wikileaks revelation to date, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta was invited to a “spirit cooking dinner” by performance…

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Stocks suffer longest losing streak in 8 years…

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 11:56 AM PDT

Stocks shifted into malaise mode Thursday afternoon with the looming election, sending the S&P 500 down for an eighth straight day. That’s the longest losing…

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Top News – 11/6/2016

2015 STD Surveillance Report Press Release
Reported STDs at Unprecedented High in the U.S. Total combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in 2015 reached the highest number ever, according to the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

If Trump loses: We’ll be at the White House _ ‘in arms’
SELMA, N.C. (AP) — Donald Trump’s legions of followers say they’re growing confident of victory — and many say they won’t accept defeat. The blend of confidence in Trump and distrust of those in power was reflected again and again in more than two dozen interviews with his supporters across battleground states where the presidential race is being fought.

Special report: Assad scents victory in Aleppo amid shattered souls
It was the calm before the impending storm yesterday in the Syrian city of Aleppo. A deadline given by the government to those in the opposition-held east to leave or face the wrath of their warplanes expired at 7pm on Friday night. But all was quiet over Syria’s second city on Saturday. Not a single person left through the humanitarian corridors opened by the government.

A magnetic filament on the sun erupted Nov. 5th, hurling a cloud of debris into space. NOAA forecasters say the resulting coronal mass ejection could strike Earth’s magnetic field on Nov. 8th.

Rabbi Predicts Trump Will Win and Usher in the Second Coming
Bible codes expert Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson says in two different videos that Donald Trump will be elected president next Tuesday. Charisma News Charisma Podcast Network MEV Bible Charisma Magazine New Man SpiritLed Woman Ministry Today Print Rabbi Predicts Trump Will Win and Usher in the Second Coming 6:00AM EDT 11/4/2016 Bob Eschliman Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson Bible codes expert Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson says in two different videos that Donald Trump will be elected president next Tuesday.In two separate sets of Bible codes, published three months apart, international Bible codes expert Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson shows evidence he has found that declares Donald J. Trump will win next week’s presidential election. Trump’s victory, Glazerson said, is directly connected to his support for Israel.

China launches $11 billion fund for Central, Eastern Europe
China has set up a 10 billion euro ($11.15 billion) investment fund to finance projects in Central and Eastern Europe, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (601398.SS) (1398.HK) said in a statement issued on Sunday. The China-Central Eastern Europe fund will be run by Sino-CEE Financial Holdings Ltd, a company established by the bank earlier this year.

Final reckoning approaches for Obama’s high court nominee
Several intriguing scenarios could unfold after Tuesday’s U.S. election to break the deadlock over filling a Supreme Court vacancy… Obama nominated U.S. appeals court judge Merrick Garland on March 16…The Republican-led Senate, in a move with little precedent, has refused to consider the nomination, saying the winner of the presidential election should make the pick.

UN envoy urges focus on ‘real’ Gaza issues
UN Middle East envoy Nikolay Mladenov said Saturday that residents of the Gaza strip need jobs and hope more than a harbor and airport, a reference to recent comments by Israel’s defense minister. In an October interview with Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds, Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that another war with Palestinian militants in Gaza would lead to their complete destruction.

Obamacare Victims Revolt: ‘We Don’t have that Kind of Money’
Some users of Obamacare are finding the medical care they need to be too expensive to use due to high deductibles and high out-of-pocket costs. …A survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the New York Times found that one in five people with insurance said they or someone in their household had difficulty paying medical bills compared to half for those without insurance, Bloomberg Politics reported.

Paris climate deal enters force as focus shifts to action
The Paris agreement on climate change has come into force. Governments have agreed to keep the global temperature rise to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels – and preferably 1.5 degrees. “This is a moment to celebrate,” United Nations climate chief Patricia Espinosa told Reuters.

CSIS under scrutiny for programme that illegally kept metadata
Canada’s spy agency is under scrutiny itself after a scathing court ruling said it was illegally keeping data on Canadians who posed no national security threat. The programme had been going on since 2006. Ottawa says it will ensure the spy agency is in is full compliance with Thursday’s Federal Court decision.

Syria conflict: Rebel force targets IS ‘capital’ Raqqa
A US-backed Kurdish and Arab force says it is starting an operation to capture Raqqa, so-called Islamic State’s “capital” in Syria. The Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) say they will be aided by US-led coalition air strikes and will begin in hours. They have also warned civilians to steer clear of areas where IS militants are present.

Brexit: Theresa May insists government ‘getting on with it’
Theresa May has insisted the government is “getting on” with Brexit, following a High Court ruling that Parliament must vote on when the formal process of leaving the EU can get under way. The prime minister urged MPs and peers to “remember” the referendum result. UKIP leader Nigel Farage warned of protests on the streets if the decision in favour of Brexit was ignored.

Delhi smog: Schools closed for three days as pollution worsens
Delhi’s chief minister has shut all schools in the Indian capital for three days as its citizens struggle with choking smog. After an emergency cabinet meeting, Arvind Kejriwal promised a raft of measures to combat the extreme air pollution. All construction and demolition work has been banned for five days in the city.

Russia PM: ‘We never denied Israel’s right to Jerusalem, Temple Mount’
Moscow has never denied Israel’s rights to Jerusalem, the Temple Mount or the Western Wall, Russian Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev said in advance of his visit to the Jewish state later this week. “These rights are clear and it would be absurd to deny them,” he told Channel 2 anchorwoman Yonit Levy.

Nigerian army rescues Boko Haram-kidnapped schoolgirl and her baby
Nigerian troops rescued one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists more than two years ago in a pre-dawn raid Saturday on a forest hideout. She had a 10-month-old boy born to a Boko Haram fighter, according to a statement from army spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman.

U.S. military has secret cyber weapons ready in case Russia attempts to hack election
Don’t pull anything funny on Election Day, Russia. U.S. military hackers have prepared secret cyber weapons and are ready to hit back at any Russian forces that try to meddle with American networks, especially on Tuesday.

Clinton Foundation Admits It Broke The Law In Leaked “Smoking Gun” Memo
While there are conflicting reports whether the FBI may or may not indict the Clinton Foundation, which as the WSJ reported last week is being investigated by various FBI teams, even as other parts of the Bureau – and the DOJ – seek to squash the probe, the latest dump of Podesta emails has revealed a critical, confidential memo from prominent New York lawyer Kumiki Gibson to Clinton Foundation Chairman Bruce Lindsey (and former Bill Clinton attorney) which was performed as part of an inside audit of the foundation, and confirms that the charitable organization (which it found “operates more like a political operation”) was engaged in practices that broke the law.

ISIS Calls For “Slaughter Of Americans” On Election Day
One day after US intelligence sources warned that Al-Qaeda may be preparing for potential terrorist attacks in New York, Texas and Virginia, on Saturday the Islamic State called for the “slaughter” of U.S. voters on Election Day and demanded that Muslims not participate in the democratic process because “there is no difference between the Republican and Democratic parties in their “policies against Islam and Muslims.”

Secret Service rushes Donald Trump off stage at rally
Donald Trump was abruptly brought off the stage by Secret Service in the middle of a Saturday night rally when an unidentified man apparently tried to rush the stage. Multiple witnesses near the front of the stage told reporters that they believed that the man had a gun, but the claim could not be confirmed by Yahoo News. The Secret Service said no weapon was found.

Top Headlines – 11/6/2016

Israel memorializes Yitzhak Rabin

Herzog at Rabin memorial: Chance of unity government with Netanyahu over

Palestinian olive harvesters said attacked by settlers

Fish vendor’s gruesome death sparks protest in Morocco

Moroccan activists plan protests to coincide with UN climate summit

One of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram has been found – with a 10-month-old baby

Analysis: Without Effort, Russia Restricted the Strongest Air Force in the Middle East

Insurgent Offensive in Aleppo Kills Dozens of Civilians

Iraq conflict: IS bombs kill 17 civilians as Mosul battle rages

Irish Isis fighter kills himself in Iraq suicide bombing

Fleeing IS, some Mosul refugees live in holes in Iraqi desert

ISIS Calls For “Slaughter Of Americans” On Election Day

Election Chaos Fears Have Preppers Stockpiling Survival Food

TV news prepares for a record-setting election night with Trump vs. Clinton

FBI Director Comey – Playing Hardball with the DOJ

Julian Assange: “Hillary Made The FBI Look Weak, And Now They’re Out For Payback”

Assange: Clinton is a cog for Goldman Sachs & the Saudis

Failure in Venezuela talks could lead to ‘bloodshed’: Vatican envoy

Southern California’s deadliest quake may have been caused by oil drilling, study says

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

Guam feels two earthquakes

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

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 14,000ft

Drought impacting one in three Americans this fall

12 Lies American Evangelicals Believe

According to a September study by LifeWay Research, Americans don’t know much about theology. While most Americans identify as Christians, they seem confused about the details of their faith. “Contradictory and incompatible beliefs are OK for most people,” explained Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. Even those who identify as evangelicals often fell into some of the worst theological errors.

Here are twelve lies about God, morality, and salvation which Christians in the study believed, and why they are wrong.

Evangelical Christians are supposedly united in their belief that only those who believe the gospel — that Jesus Christ died on the cross for humanity’s sins and rose from the dead three days later — will be saved. But not all who identify as evangelicals even believe this.

According to a September study by LifeWay Research, Americans don’t know much about theology. While most Americans identify as Christians, they seem confused about the details of their faith.

“Contradictory and incompatible beliefs are OK for most people,” explained Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. Even those who identify as evangelicals often fell into some of the worst theological errors.

Here are twelve lies about God, morality, and salvation which Christians in the study believed, and why they are wrong.

  1. Personal salvation depends on good works.

Three quarters of Americans (77 percent) agreed that people must contribute to their own effort for personal salvation, according to the survey. A full half (52 percent) said good deeds help them earn a spot in heaven.

At the same time, 60 percent said Jesus Christ’s death on the cross is the only sacrifice that could remove the penalty of their sin. This is much closer to the biblical position: “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not the result of works, so that no one may boast,” St. Paul wrote in Ephesians 2:8-9.

While James 2 declares that “faith without deeds is dead,” that does not mean that good deeds are what earns salvation. Romans 10:9 promises “if you confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” It is faith, not works, that earns salvation.

  1. Everyone goes to heaven.

The study found that almost two thirds of evangelicals (64 percent), and nearly as many Americans (60 percent) described heaven as a place where “all people will ultimately be reunited with their loved ones.” Overall, just over half of Americans (54 percent) agreed with the biblical view that only those who trust in Jesus Christ alone receive eternal salvation.

Americans seem unable to grasp the contradiction: either everyone goes to heaven or only those who believe in Jesus Christ will go to heaven.

At least a vast majority of evangelicals (84 percent) held the biblical view that hell is a place of eternal judgment, where God sends all people who do not personally trust in Jesus Christ. Even so, this means that 16 percent of evangelicals either disagreed or were unsure. Only 40 percent of all Americans believed this.

  1. Sin isn’t important.

Original sin seems anathema to most Americans. Almost two thirds (65 percent) said that most people are good by nature, even though everyone sins a little. Three quarters (74 percent) of Americans disagreed that the smallest sin deserves eternal damnation — and 62 percent strongly disagreed!

Romans 3:22-23 explicitly declares that “there is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Orthodox Christianity holds that only the perfect may enter heaven, and that even the slightest sin separates a person from God. Only the death and resurrection of Jesus can restore the relationship between the believer and God.

Seen as an eternal punishment for temporary sins, hell seems unfair. But orthodox Christianity holds that hell is the state of separation from God. Seen in terms of a relationship with a perfect God, even a little sin prevents the reuniting of man with God that is heaven.

While most Americans said sin does not deserve eternal damnation, more than half (57 percent) agreed it would be fair for God to show His wrath against sin. Perhaps pastors can open their congregation’s eyes by emphasizing the fairness of God’s wrath, rather than the eternal damnation meted out for every sin.

  1. God accepts worship of all religions.

Sixty-four percent of Americans said God accepts the worship of all religions, including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Indeed, this belief united all kinds of Americans: 62 percent of those 18 to 34 years old believed it, as did 67 percent of those 50 and older. African Americans (69 percent), Hispanics (65 percent), whites (63 percent) and Asian-Americans (57 percent) also agreed that God accepts at least these three types of worship.

Even 48 percent of evangelicals agreed that God accepts all kinds of worship. The difficulty with this view is that these religions disagree on the nature of God. Christianity (and some forms of Judaism) sees God as one being with multiple persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Islam, by contrast, says that Allah is a monad — He is not multiple persons and He does not have a son.

Throughout the Old Testament, God showed Himself as a jealous God — ordering the destruction of idols and praising the kings who defiled pagan temples. While Jesus did liberalize worship to some extent, he also emphasized that worship must be rooted in the reality of God and man: He said it mattered less where people worship than that they worship God “in spirit and in truth.”

  1. Jesus was created by God.
  2. The Holy Spirit is a force.
  3. The Bible was written to be interpreted as each person chooses.
  4. Extramarital sex is not a sin.
  5. Abortion is not a sin.
  6. Gender identity is a matter of choice.
  7. Homosexual behavior is no longer a sin.
  8. The prosperity gospel.

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