Daily Archives: November 9, 2016

November 9, 2016 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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A divided America began to grapple Wednesday with the reality of Donald Trump being elected the 45th president following a stunning repudiation of the political establishment that jolted financial markets and likely will reorder the nation’s priorities and alter the U.S. relationship with the world.

Brexit was the warm-up. With the election of Donald Trump, the populist tide sweeping developed economies has now overtaken the world’s most powerful democracy. What exactly that means for the rest of the world depends upon just how serious the real estate developer and reality TV star was about his campaign pledges. Those ranged from triggering trade wars, to undermining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, to stoking a new nuclear arms race.

Asian stocks slumped the most since June in volatile trading as Republican Donald Trump won the U.S presidential race, shocking investors who had expected Democrat Hillary Clinton to win. Markets from Japan to India fell the most since at least June 24, when Britain shocked investors by opting to leave the European Union, as investors dumped global risk securities and bought safe-haven assets including the yen and gold.

London-based gold dealer Sharps Pixley Ltd. is running out of bars and coins as buying surges after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency.

India will withdraw high-denomination banknotes in the nation’s biggest crackdown against corruption in almost four decades. Five hundred rupee ($7.5) and 1,000 rupee notes will cease to be legal tender from Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an unscheduled address to the nation. The notes in circulation will have to be deposited in banks by the end of December.

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Oklahoma regulators say they will shut down some disposal wells and reduce volume in others after a magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck near Cushing on Sunday night.

A hoax caller pretending to be air traffic controller tapped into restricted radio frequencies and forced an Australian commercial flight to pull up just before landing, a report said, with police investigating 15 such unauthorized transmissions.

When a scientist announced last decade that he’d built a new form of spacecraft propulsion called the EmDrive that didn’t require conventional fuel, it sounded too good to be true. But the great thing about science is that you don’t have to take someone’s findings at their word; you can test it for yourself. NASA did just that-and while the space agency hasn’t officially released its findings yet, a leaked copy of NASA’s report reveals the EmDrive seems to work as advertised.

Turkey could consider procuring a long-range missile defense system from other countries if its plan to develop one locally takes too long, a top defense official said on Tuesday.

Scrambling to defuse a massive scandal, South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday conceded to lawmakers the power to name her new prime minister, a move that could seriously hurt, or even destroy, her ability to govern.

A seven-year-old schoolgirl was killed and 32 Indian UN peacekeepers were wounded in an explosion in Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the world body said.

Retailer Tesco Plc’s banking arm said on Tuesday that 2.5 million pounds ($3 million) had been stolen from 9,000 customers over the weekend in what cyber experts said was the first mass hacking of accounts at a western bank. Tesco Bank said it had resumed full service after the theft, which forced the suspension of online transactions on Monday.

Taco Bell Corp, a unit of Yum Brands Inc. said it would increase the number of restaurants in the United States to 8,000 and create 100,000 jobs by the end of 2022, as part of its push to reach $15 billion in sales.

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Canada’s immigration website has suffered an intermittent fault that made it inaccessible to visitors during the US election vote. Officials have confirmed that the cause was a higher than normal level of traffic.

Voters in California, Nevada and Massachusetts have endorsed the recreational use of marijuana in state-wide polls.

A Chinese court has handed a suspended death sentence to the head of a chemical factory for his role in blasts that killed 173 people last year. Ruihai Logistics chairman Yu Xuewei was also fined more than about $100,000 over the disaster in the eastern port city of Tianjin. He is among 49 staff and government officials jailed for their role in the firm’s illegal operations.

Haiti’s ministry of health and international aid organizations are launching a cholera vaccination campaign on Tuesday. Their aim is to vaccinate about 820,000 people within a week.

Gunmen have killed 36 gold miners in north-west Nigeria, police said. The attackers overran a mining camp in the Maru district of Zamfara state, in the latest in a series of similar raids in the region.

A US-led coalition air strike killed at least 16 civilians in a village north of so-called Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, activists said.

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Since Donald Trump’s electoral victory was first announced, #Calexit has been trending on Twitter, with distraught Californians looking to form their own state.

Colorado has become the fifth state to approve assisted suicide. Terminally ill people with six months or less left to live, as determined by their doctor, will be allowed to buy medicine to kill themselves thanks to a vote Tuesday.

Because many refugees remain on the move, an informal network of new churches for Muslim converts has begun spreading in Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and elsewhere. One church in Berlin has counted 1,200 Muslims converted in just three years, most of them Afghans and Iranians. At a Persian church in Hamburg, meanwhile, more than 600 Pakistanis and Afghans lined up to be baptized during one service. According to a report in The Daily Beast, thousands-maybe tens of thousands-of Muslims have become followers of Jesus across Northern Europe.


Top News – 11/9/2016

The Leftwing Media Is Having a Meltdown Over Trump’s Victory–Here Are Their Headlines to Prove It
Nearly all the pundits and pollsters got this election wrong. A Donald Trump victory was seen as a long shot even reportedly to the Trump campaign itself. But now that President Trump has become a reality, the leftwing media is in full panic mode.

Israeli Leaders, Excited by Trump Win, Look Forward to Big Changes in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat called Trump a “devoted supporter of Jerusalem” and said that he expects him to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as Trump promised on the campaign trail. He also extended an invitation to the president-elect, saying, “I am full of hope for your support for our activities for building in and developing Jerusalem for all her residents, and I invite you to visit the capital of Israel.”

Analysis: Six Thoughts on Donald Trump’s Breathtaking, Surreal Upset Victory
The Democratic establishment heavily tilted their primary in the favor of an incorrigibly corrupt liar, and they’ve paid an extraordinary political price for their myopic machinations. Hillary Clinton may have wriggled off the hook for her many scandals, but fate caught up with her. Her ultimate indictment was delivered by the American people.

Netanyahu: Trump will continue to strengthen our unique alliance
PM Netanyahu congratulates Donald Trump on his triumph, describing him as ‘a true friend,’ expressing confidence that the US-Israeli relationship will be elevated to ‘new heights’; international leaders also congratulate Trump, hoping the new administration will usher in a climate of peace, stability and cooperation.

Trump election puts Iran nuclear deal on shaky ground
The deal, harshly opposed by Republicans in Congress, was reached as a political commitment rather than a treaty ratified by lawmakers, making it vulnerable to a new U.S. president, such as Trump, who might disagree with its terms.

Trump campaign manager does not rule out special prosecutor for Hillary Clinton – MSNBC
Donald Trump’s campaign manager, speaking on MSNBC, said appointing a special prosecutor for Hillary Clinton can’t be ruled out, adding that discussion regarding the issue will happen “in due time.”

She. Has. Been. Stopped.
She. Has. Been. Stopped. I thank God these prayers have been answered in an absolutely stunning, historic and largely unexpected night.So now it’s official: Donald J. Trump will be the 45th President of the United States, Gov. Mike Pence will be the next Vice President of the United States, The House will remain in conservative Republican control. The Senate — another stunner — will remain under Republican control.

Trump Upset Victory Divinely Sent to Begin Messianic Process: Rabbis
Donald Trump’s upset victory in the presidential race over Hillary Clinton, who was heavily favored in virtually all the pre-election polls, seemed to defy the laws of nature, reason and sense. Several rabbis have an explanation, however: it was, quite simply, the will of God.

If Brexit was a Tremor, Is Trump an Earthquake?
Donald Trump has been named winner of the U.S. presidential election. Stocks, bonds and currencies reeled on Wednesday in Asia as vote tallies showed a clearer and clearer path to victory for Trump.

Mortar hits Golan Heights, no one hurt
A mortar shell from Syria landed inside Israeli territory in the Golan Heights region, the IDF reported Wednesday morning. No one was harmed by the mortar, and no property damage was reported. The landing was likely the result of a stray shell fired during the fighting in the war-ridden country.

Horror and fear strikes the Muslim world as Trump wins after months of anti-Islamic rhetoric
Horror and fear swept through Muslim countries after Donald Trump was confirmed as President of the Unites States after months of anti-Islamic rhetoric. …Muslims across Asia were struggling this morning to accept the news the populist candidate will take office in the White House, saying that ISIS would be happy he won the presidency race.

Rise in atmospheric CO2 slowed by green vegetation
The growth in the amount of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere has been slowed by the increased ability of plants to soak up the gas. A new study says that green vegetation has helped offset a large fraction of human related carbon emissions between 2002 and 2014. Plants and trees have become more absorbent say the authors, because of so much extra CO2 in the atmosphere.

Syria conflict: Coalition strike ‘kills 16 civilians near Raqqa’
A US-led coalition air strike killed at least 16 civilians in a village north of so-called Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that six women and a child were among those who died in the raids on al-Heisha overnight. The IS-held village has been the target of a US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters seeking to capture Raqqa.

Rio de Janeiro workers invade assembly in protest at austerity
Thousands of public workers have stormed the Rio de Janeiro assembly in protest at austerity plans to deal with the Brazilian city’s financial crisis. The measures, including cuts salaries, were announced last week. Many public workers have not been paid in months. On Monday the federal government froze Rio’s accounts ordering the state to pay millions of dollars in unpaid debt.

Shock as India scraps 500 and 1,000 rupee bank notes
Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says “honest people” have no need to worry about a decision to scrap 1,000 and 500 rupee notes. Mr Jaitley said the move would flush out tax evaders, adding that all old notes deposited in banks would be subjected to tax laws. The surprise move, announced on Tuesday evening, is part of a crackdown on corruption and illegal cash holdings.

US Election 2016: Asia markets jolted by Trump win
Asian stocks have fallen sharply as Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House. All regional markets closed lower, with money flowing into safe haven stocks, gold and currencies including the yen. Japan’s Nikkei 225 dropped by 5.4% while European and US markets are expected to slide when trading resumes on Wednesday.

Iran urges Trump to uphold nuclear deal during presidency
US President-elect Donald Trump should stay committed to the international nuclear deal with Iran, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency on Wednesday. “The United States should fulfil its commitments in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the nuclear deal) as a multilateral international agreement,” Zarif was quoted as saying while on a visit to Romania.

Netanyahu: Trump will bring US-Israel ties to ‘greater heights’
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday congratulated Donald Trump on his election as the 45th president of the United States. “President-elect Trump is a true friend of the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said on Wednesday. “I look forward to working with him to advance security, stability and peace in our region.”

Israeli Right hails Trump: ‘The era of a Palestinian state is over’
After congratulating President-elect Donald Trump, and thanking defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for her friendship to Israel, Bayit Yehudi chairman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett said “the era of a Palestinian state is over.” “Trump’s victory is an opportunity for Israel to immediately retract the notion of a Palestinian state in the center of the country, which would hurt our security and just cause.

Trump stuns world with White House defeat of Clinton
Republican Donald Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favored rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path. …Trump rode a wave of anger toward Washington insiders to win the White House race against Clinton…

Mexican peso plunges 10% to record low vs. dollar as election unease builds
The Mexican peso plummeted against the U.S. dollar to record lows Tuesday night as Donald Trump won Ohio and took the lead in the electoral count.

Republicans keep control of Senate and House after decisive wins in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Wisconsin and N.C.
The Senate will remain in Republican control, after Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey (R) beat out his Democratic challenger Katie McGinty to retain his seat, dashing the Democrats’ hope of a return to power in Congress next year.

One killed near California polling sites, shooter found dead
– A gunman went on a shooting spree near California polling stations, killing one man and wounding two women before dying following a shootout with police, authorities said.

Moderate quake strikes off Chile coast
A 5.9-magnitude quake struck in the Pacific off the coast of Chile early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey reported. The quake hit at about 0500 GMT, about 60 kilometers (40 miles) northwest of the city of Concepcion and at a depth of 17 kilometers, the agency said.

‘God Particle’ nuke scientists accused of causing killer earthquakes in Italy
The Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) has been accused of creating shockwaves that triggered the natural disaster that killed more than 200 in Italy just weeks ago. The huge lab in Geneva is home to researchers are trying to find the illusive God Particle.

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake shakes Oklahoma
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook Oklahoma Tuesday evening around 8:15 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake originated outside of Medford, Oklahoma.

U.S. Completes 22 Straight Years of Merchandise Trade Deficits With Mexico
The United States ran a merchandise trade deficit of $5,243,300,000 with Mexico in September, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Geologists explain Oklahoma earthquakes, ponder ‘unknown’
For about 100 years or so, there had been only two earthquakes that came close to a magnitude 5.0 in Oklahoma, said George Choy, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. During the past five years, there have been at least four 5.0 or greater earthquakes — including the one Sunday that was the third such earthquake this year.

Netanyahu attacks Israeli media, singles out investigative journalist
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered an unprecedented vilification of the Israeli media on Monday, accusing a leading television journalist of being part of a plot to bring down his right-wing government.


Listen up “liberals,” This is a BIG part of why Trump won

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We’ve argued in these virtual pages that political correctness is anti-intellectual, anti-Enlightenment, and a tool deployed by bullies all too often. For many Trump was a stand against progressive newspeak.

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Gutfeld: Small town America is tired of being mocked

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It’s all over: How hackers & whistleblowers killed the Clinton campaign

Now that Donald Trump has beaten Hillary Clinton to become the president-elect of the United States, speculation has begun about what went so wrong in the Clinton campaign.
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The Briefing 11-09-16

Trump elected 45th President of the US: Understanding the electoral forces behind a stunning victory

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Top Headlines – 11/9/2016

  • IT’S TRUMP! STUNNING OUTSIDER VICTORY FOR 45TH PRESIDENT (Read More)
  • Trump Surges to Stunning Victory (Read More)
  • Trump takes the White House in stunning upset (Read More)
  • Trump Pledges to Rebuild America (Read More)
  • ‘Deplorables’ Rise Up to Reshape America (Read More)
  • Trump, as Outsider, Broke Every Rule on Road to Victory (Read More)
  • Markets Pare Losses After Plunging on Trump Win (Read More)
  • Trump’s Win Goes Down Hard in Mexico (Read More)
  • ‘Go to hell!’ A divided America struggles to heal after ugly election (Read More)
  • Under $5 each, Trump’s votes came cheap (Read More)
  • Capital Punishment Restored in Nebraska, Expanded in Oklahoma (Read More)
  • Voters Approve Recreational Marijuana in Four States (Read More)
  • Wall Street elite stunned at Trump triumph (Read More)
  • More Pot, Fewer Guns, Higher Pay: How Americans Voted (Read More)
  • Trump election puts Iran nuclear deal on shaky ground (Read More)
  • Clinton Couldn’t Rise Above an Angry Electorate (Read More)
  • Italy’s Next in the Crosshairs for Anti-Establishment Wave (Read More)
  • Republicans gain governorships, but North Carolina up in the air (Read More)
  • Sarkozy Says Trump Win, Brexit Show Popular Desire for Change (Read More)
  • World leaders pledge to work with Trump after U.S. election stunner (Read More)
  • OPEC Deal Becomes More Urgent, Harder to Agree On (Read More)

UN committees adopt 10 resolutions against Israel in a single day

PM meets with Israeli Ambassador to UNESCO to discuss resuming cooperation

Water crisis looms as PA refuses to cooperate with Israel

Police Warn Israelis About Potential Perils of Frequenting Palestinian Villages for Good Deals on Goods, Services

Bill banning boycotters from Israel moves forward

Israel stymies Palestinian attempts to join Interpol

Herzog calls on Netanyahu to disavow allies who support Trump

Yasser Arafat museum to open in his old West Bank headquarters

Israel-Albania soccer game moved due to terror threats

At least 295 civilians kidnapped by ISIS west of Mosul, UN says

ISIS forces thousands of civilians to retreat with them from town near Mosul – UN

German police arrest five in raid on ‘IS network’

ISIS Threatens to ‘Slaughter’ Apostate Muslims Who Vote in US Elections

Russia to launch ‘large-scale’ airstrikes on Syria as Americans vote

US Slams Russian Plans to Strike Terrorists Around Aleppo

UN chief alarmed at ‘weakening taboo’ on Syria chemical use

‘I hate this beard. By God, I hate it’: Iraqi men celebrate their freedom by shaving

Paris and Brussels terror attacks were coordinated by Syria-based jihadist called Oussama Atar, French and Belgian intelligence believe

Iran calls for a political solution to wars in Yemen, Syria

Erdogan reminds Turks of old empire, with his eye on new powers

Turkey, EU trade barbs, but little sign of action

Philippines President Duterte threatens to cancel major US arms deal

Hong Kong lawyers prepare protest march after China inflames political crisis

China’s Internet controls will get stricter, to dismay of foreign business

India trying to fix hacked websites of 7 of its embassies

A new application that promises to be the “Photoshop of speech” is raising ethical and security concerns

Merkel warns of possible Russian interference in German vote

Donald Trump declared winner in shock result

The Presidential Election Is Suddenly a Lot Closer Than Anyone Thought

Trump shocks pollsters, wins key states of Florida, Ohio

How the pollsters got the US election wrong – just like Brexit

Republicans march toward defense of Senate, House majorities

Republicans hold the House and hang on to the Senate, but will that end the Washington gridlock?

White evangelicals voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump, exit polls show

Schieffer On Election Eve: It’s As If The Nation Is ‘Enduring Some Kind Of Curse’

Executive orders, pardons, ‘midnight’ regulations expected as Obama presidency draws to close

WikiLeaks founder denies trying to influence US election

Sweden Says Julian Assange To Face Questioning Next Week

Hacking concern on Election Day: The companies that bring you the news

Firm Demonstrates Ease of Hacking a Voting Machine

North Carolina Extends Voting After Computer Failures at Polls

1 dead, 2 critically injured in shooting near Azusa polling station; heavily armed assailant found dead

The Arab world on the US elections: ‘No hope’

Topless protesters removed from polling station where Donald Trump later cast his ballot

Russian TV is showing nude Melania Trump and election rigging ahead of U.S. election

Lady Gaga lights up Twitter by wearing ‘Nazi-inspired’ uniform at Clinton rally

Barack Obama mocks Donald Trump for losing his Twitter privileges

Jordanian airline mocks Trump’s Muslim ban ahead of US election

Obama’s ‘failed regime’ will enter the ‘cesspool of history,’ says North Korea

Canada’s immigration website has crashed and people are wondering whether Trump is the reason

Celebs moving if Donald Trump wins

Hollywood Freaks Out: ‘About to Throw Up’

Silicon Valley is freaking out about the election right now

Universities help students cope with Election Day stress

LAPD Preparing For Riots If Trump Wins

Gun control measures expected to win in four US states

Global markets tank as U.S. election results shock

Asian Shares Tumble as Trump Gains

Stock Futures Plunge as Donald Trump Posts Strong Showing

Trump win could send gold up 10% to $1,400

Mexico peso plunges to life low as Trump homes in on U.S. presidency

Fed’s Evans says it’s tough to dissuade Fed from December rate hike

U.S. Completes 22 Straight Years of Merchandise Trade Deficits With Mexico

NASA astronaut casts his ballot from outer space

NASA’s latest innovation: swarms of tiny satellites

How GOES-R will help to revolutionize weather forecasting

5.9 magnitude earthquake hits near Talcahuano, Chile

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near El Hoyo, Argentina

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Talcahuano, Chile

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near West of Macquarie Island

Geologists explain Oklahoma earthquakes, ponder ‘unknown’

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 25,000ft

Ruiz volcano in Colombia erupts to 18,000ft

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

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala erupts to 14,000ft

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 14,000ft

Massive sinkhole swallows road in Japan

Giant snowballs are mysteriously washing up on a beach in Siberia

UN report: Human footprint ‘increasingly visible’ in climate

Pig experiment may have exposed Canadian lab worker to Ebola

Seniors Suffer Amid Widespread Fraud By Medicaid Caretakers

Five states consider legalizing marijuana

Six new Beatitudes proposed by Pope Francis

Girl, 4, decapitated in Indian ritual sacrifice

Police: Man Claiming To Be Vampire Attacks Grocery Store Employee

Trump Elected President, Thanks to 4 in 5 White Evangelicals

Where Is Hillary Clinton? Runner Up Refuses to Address Her Supporters

Five Nigerian Men Set Free After Killing Christian Woman for ‘Blasphemy’


John Podesta Refuses to Concede, Hillary Clinton Fails to Show

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 06:28 AM PST

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton failed to show up at her own victory party at the Jacob K. Javits center, while campaign chairman John Podesta…

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Trump and Republican Victory Could Deal “Death-Blow” to Obamacare

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 06:21 AM PST

The Republican victory, giving candidate Donald Trump the keys to the White House and with the party itself retaining dominance in Congress, could become a…

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No Matter What Happens, We Won’t Know Who the Next President Will Be Until Dec. 19

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 06:10 AM PST

(By Michael Snyder) Most Americans assume that their votes decide who the next president will be, but that is actually not the case. It is…

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Netanyahu congratulates Trump on Presidential Victory

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 06:07 AM PST

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu congratulated Donald Trump on Wednesday, following his victory in Tuesday’s election. Netanyahu, who assiduously avoided commenting on the race prior to…

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Hollywood In Meltdown Mode over Trump Victory!

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 05:56 AM PST

Celebrities took to Twitter to express their outrage and disappointment over Donald Trump’s win. Most of Hollywood supported Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, urging…

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Canadian lab worker possibly exposed to Ebola virus during experiment

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 05:47 AM PST

A Canadian lab worker may have been accidentally exposed to Ebola while working with pigs that were infected with the virus on Monday.  The man…

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Executive orders, pardons, ‘midnight’ regulations expected to accelerate as Obama presidency draws to close

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 05:42 AM PST

Look out for the executive orders, the “midnight” regulations and, perhaps most controversially, the pardons. As President Obama runs out the clock on his eight-year…

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Donald Trump says he will honor ‘forgotten men and women’ as president

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 05:38 AM PST

Donald Trump shocked the nation and financial markets Wednesday by defeating Hillary Clinton after a bitterly contested presidential race that alternately electrified and repulsed millions…

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Mexican peso plunges more than 12% to record low vs. dollar on Trump election upset

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 05:33 AM PST

The Mexican peso tumbled against the U.S. dollar as Hillary Clinton conceded the presidential election to Donald Trump. “Shock and awe in the FX markets….

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Protests Ignite In California After Trump Win

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 05:30 AM PST

Hours after Donald Trump became president-elect, spontaneous protests erupted early Wednesday in Oakland as demonstrators sought to block freeways in the city. A protestor was…

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World In Shock As Stunning Outsider Victory For 45th President

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 05:27 AM PST

Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America’s 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters’ economic…

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Canada’s main immigration website Crashes with Trump poised to win election

Posted: 08 Nov 2016 09:36 PM PST

Maybe some Americans were serious when they threatened they would move to Canada if Republican presidential candidate became successful in his often polarizing campaign for…

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Markets plummet – 760 Points amid tight race between Trump, Clinton

Posted: 08 Nov 2016 07:22 PM PST

Stock futures took a nosedive as states reported Tuesday night, revealing a tightly-contested 2016 presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. With each state…

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PA Voters Report Seeing Trump Votes Switch To Clinton Before Their Eyes

Posted: 08 Nov 2016 06:56 PM PST

Today is Election Day and for the most part, voting has been smooth. Many areas are already seeing long lines with some officials saying they…

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LAPD Prepping For “Riot Mode” In Preparation Of Donald Trump Win

Posted: 08 Nov 2016 06:43 PM PST

While not overtly ramping things up as much as the New York Police Department is tonight on the East Coast, the Los Angeles Police Department…

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Shooting reported near California polling places

Posted: 08 Nov 2016 03:38 PM PST

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is assisting with a shooting investigation in Azusa, Calif., according to the department’s Twitter account. The tweet reported the…

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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


What Is the Gospel?

This post is adapted from the tract “What Is the Gospel?” by Greg Gilbert.


A Message from God

What exactly do Christians mean when they talk about the “gospel of Jesus Christ”? Since the word “gospel” means “good news,” when Christians talk about the gospel, they’re simply telling the good news about Jesus! It’s a message from God saying, “Good news! Here is how you can be saved from my judgment!” That’s an announcement you can’t afford to ignore.

Why Is the Gospel Good News?

So, what is the good news about Jesus Christ?

Since the earliest Christians announced the good news about Jesus, it has been organized around these questions:

  1. Who made us, and to whom are we accountable?
  2. What is our problem?
  3. What is God’s solution to our problem?
  4. How can I be included in his solution?

Christians through the centuries since Christ have answered those questions with the same truth from the Bible.

  1. We are accountable to God.
  2. Our problem is our sin against him.
  3. God’s solution is salvation through Jesus Christ.
  4. We come to be included in that salvation by faith and repentance.

Let’s summarize those points like this: God, Mankind, Jesus Christ, and Our Response.

God

The first thing to know about the good news of Jesus is that “in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). Everything starts from that point, so if you get that point wrong then everything else that follows will be wrong. Because God created everything—including us—he has the right to tell us how to live. You have to understand that in order to understand the good news about Jesus. To understand just how glorious and life-giving the gospel of Jesus Christ is, we have to understand that God is also holy and righteous. He is determined never to ignore or tolerate sin. Including ours!

Mankind

When God created the first human beings, Adam and Eve, he intended for them to live under his righteous rule in perfect joy—obeying him and living in fellowship with him. When Adam disobeyed God, though, and ate the one fruit that God had told him not to eat, that fellowship with God was broken. Moreover, Adam and Eve had declared rebellion against God. They were denying his authority over their lives.

It’s not just Adam and Eve who are guilty of sin. The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Sin is the rejection of God himself and his authority over those to whom he gives life.

Once you understand sin in that light, you begin to understand why “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). That’s not just physical death, but spiritual death, a forceful separating of our sinful, rebellious selves from the presence of God forever. The Bible teaches that the final destiny for unbelieving sinners is eternal, active judgment in a place called “hell.”

But . . .

Jesus Christ

The word “Christ” means “anointed one,” referring to anointing a king with oil when he is crowned. So, when we say “Jesus Christ,” we’re saying that Jesus is a King!

When Jesus began his public ministry, he told the people, “The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the good news!” As Jesus died on a cross, the awful weight of all our sins fell on his shoulders. The sentence of death God had pronounced against rebellious sinners struck. And Jesus died. For you and me!

But the story doesn’t end there. Jesus the Crucified is no longer dead. The Bible tells us that he rose from the grave. Jesus’s rising from the grave was God’s way of saying, “What Jesus claimed about who he is and what he came to do is true!”

Our Response

What does God expect us to do with the information that Jesus died in our place so we can be saved from God’s righteous wrath against our sins? He expects us to respond with repentance and faith.

To repent of our sins means to turn away from our rebellion against God. Repentance doesn’t mean we’ll bring an immediate end to our sinning. It does mean, though, that we’ll never again live at peace with our sins.

Not only that, but we also turn to God in faith. Faith is reliance. It’s a promise-founded trust in the risen Jesus to save you from your sins. If God is ever to count us righteous, he’ll have to do it on the basis of someone else’s record, someone who’s qualified to stand in as our substitute. And that’s what happens when a person is saved by Jesus: All our sins are credited to Jesus who took the punishment for them, and the perfect righteousness of Jesus is then credited to us when we place our trust in what he has done for us! That’s what faith means—to rely on Jesus, to trust in him alone to stand in our place and win a righteous verdict from God!


Ravi Zacharias explains the gospel in two minutes:


The Gospel on 5 Fingers

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.


Please take the time to watch this clip, so that you might understand the authentic Gospel


This is the Gospel:

Friend, God is holy. There is a God in heaven who has created you and me, and He is the authority over both of us. He is perfectly holy. “In Him is Light, and there is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). And the problem with that is that if we want to have fellowship with God, we have to be light and no darkness at all. And yet here’s the problem: we are darkness. We are sinful. We’ve all broken His law. We’ve all lied, stolen, we’ve all looked with lust, we’ve all been angry with our brothers in our hearts. We’ve all fallen short of the glorious standard of perfection that God requires (Rom 3:23). And there’s nothing we can do about it. No amount of works, no amount of contrition, no amount of bad feelings, no amount of church attendance, no amount of Bible reading, no amount of evangelism can earn forgiveness of our sins and the righteousness which God requires (Titus 3:5; cf. Isa 64:6).

And yet God is gracious, and He loves us, and as His creatures He wants to display His glory in us by rescuing us from that. And so He sent His Son—God in the flesh, the Lord Jesus Christ—to be born as a helpless little baby (John 1:14; 3:16; Col 2:9). God of the universe, Sustainer of the universe, Himself being sustained in the womb of a teenage Hebrew girl, and upholding the world by the word of His power (Heb 1:3) while He is upheld by the nutrients from her own body! Unspeakable! And in great humility, He grows up with the growing pains of life in a fallen world, though He Himself never being with any sin—without sin entirely (2 Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15; 7:26). And He lives a perfectly righteous life. The way that you and I have failed to live before God—the way that we have failed in thought, word, and deed, and fallen short of God’s glory—Christ never did. Not even a thought. He loved God, His Father, perfectly. He always walked in perfect righteousness. He lived the life that you were commanded to live, that I was commanded to live, that we failed to live. He lived that perfect life that God is worthy of.

And not only did He live for us, He died for us. He went to the cross. Our sin demanded death. Our sin demanded eternal punishment. Our sin demanded wrath—just wrath exercised on us for eternity (Rom 6:23). But because of the infinite worth of Christ’s person, He was on that cross. And on that cross, God exercised upon Him the full fury of His own anger (Rom 3:24–26; 2 Cor 5:21; Gal 3:10–14), that was rightly due to me and rightly due to you, and that you will experience if you don’t turn from your sin and trust in this Messiah. Christ was born, lived, died, and was raised (1 Cor 15:3–4). And He rose from the grave after being dead, demonstrating His victory over sin and death.

And now God promises that if you turn from your sin, if you repudiate all that you are and all that you were and all that you love, and you turn away from a life of pursuing sin—and if you repudiate not only your bad works but your good works, if you turn from trying to earn your salvation by all the good deeds that you might want to do as a moral person—if you turn away from all of that (Acts 17:30–31), and you trust in Christ alone for righteousness (Phil 3:7–8; cf. Rom 3:28; 10:4), God promises that He will forgive you. He will have treated Christ on the cross as if Christ lived your life. And He will then treat you, justly and legally and righteously, as if you lived Christ’s perfect life of righteousness (2 Cor 5:21). And you can be saved to know the God you were created to love and enjoy. You can have the fullness of joy, the eternal pleasures that are at the Father’s right hand in heaven (Ps 16:11), and begin even now, because eternal life is to know God (John 17:3).

Friend, would you repent? Would you turn from your sin and trust in this perfect Savior to avail for you before God, to pay for your sin and to provide your righteousness?


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.

Consider what the Bible says about Him: Read more


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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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To The Hollywood And DC Liberals Who Said They Would Move If Trump Won, Your Train Is Outside

Dozens of celebrities vowed to leave the country if Donald Trump won the White House, saying they’d flee to everywhere from Canada to Jupiter.

EDITOR’S NOTE: One of the great blessings of Trump’s campaign is that he exposed all the fakers, and phonies, pretend Republicans and wealthy, global elites who have been milking this country dry while actively working against it. Now we, the American people, humbly ask you to keep your promised to leave the country if your candidate lost. She did. Now get out. You’re with her, right? 

The threat is a common one after any election outcome: Canada’s immigration website crashed from heavy traffic as it looked increasingly likely that Donald Trump would win. But after the real estate mogul clinched the presidency in a stunning victory early Wednesday morning, some of those stars will face questions about making good on their promise.

Here is a list of some of the celebs who claimed they would move out of the U.S. under a Trump administration.

Liberal Actors

Bryan Cranston said he hopes he doesn’t have to pack his bags, but would “definitely move” if Trump won. “Absolutely, I would definitely move,” the “Breaking Bad” star said on “The Bestseller Experiment” podcast. “It’s not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it won’t.”

Trump’s dominating victory in under 2 minutes and Hillary supporters crying:

Samuel L. Jackson slammed Trump for running a “hate”-filled campaign and said he would move to South Africa if he wins. “If that mother****** becomes president, I’m moving my black ass to South Africa,” the movie star quipped to Jimmy Kimmel.

Rape hoaxer Lena Dunham told Andy Cohen at the Matrix Awards that “I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will. I know a lovely place in Vancouver.” The star and creator of HBO’s “Girls” has been a vocal advocate for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee.

Neve Campbell, an actress on the political drama “House of Cards,” vowed to move back home to Canada, while “Orange is the New Black” actress Natasha Lyonne said she would hightail it to a mental hospital.

Liberal Singers

Cher tweeted this summer that if Trump gets elected, “I’m moving to Jupiter.”

Miley Cyrus wrote in an emotional Instagram post in March that tears were running down her cheek and she was unbelievably scared and sad. “I am moving if he is president,” the young pop star said. “I don’t say things I don’t mean!”

Barbara Streisand, a vocal Clinton supporter, told “60 Minutes” that “I’m either coming to your country if you’ll let me in, or Canada.”

Ne-Yo told TMZ last month that he’d move to Canada and be neighbors with fellow R&B singer Drake if the country elected Donald Trump.

Liberal Comedians

Comedian Amy Schumer said in September that Spain would be her destination of choice.

“My act will change because I will need to learn to speak Spanish,” Schumer said in an appearance on the BBC’s “Newsnight.” “Because I will move to Spain or somewhere. It’s beyond my comprehension if Donald Trump won. It’s just too crazy.”

Chelsea Handler said she already made contingency plans months ago.

“I did buy a house in another country just in case,” the comedian and talk show host said during an appearance on “Live with Kelly and Michael” in May. “So all these people that threaten to leave the country and then don’t — I actually will leave that country.”
Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart said he would consider “getting in a rocket and going to another planet, because clearly this planet’s gone bonkers” if the real estate mogul wins.

Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of the “The View”, said on an episode of the talk show earlier this year that if the country elects Trump, “maybe it’s time for me to move, you know. I can afford to go.”
Keegan-Michael Key said he would flee north to Canada. “It’s like, 10 minutes from Detroit,” the comedian told TMZ in January. “That’s where I’m from; my mom lives there. It’d make her happy too.”

Hispanic comedian George Lopez said Trump “won’t have to worry about immigration” if he takes the White House because “we’ll all go back.”

Liberal Political Figures

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joked in an interview with The New York Times in July that it’d be time to move to New Zealand if Trump were to win.

“Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand,” she said quoting her husband who died in 2010. “I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president. For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”

Ginsburg later apologized for her comments, calling them “ill-advised.”

Civil rights activist Al Sharpton told a reporter earlier this year that he’s “reserving my ticket out of here if Donald Trump wins.” source

 

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Good Riddance!… These 23 Hollywood Idiots Said They’d Leave If Trump Wins – Let’s Hold Them To It

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These Hollywood idiots said they would leave the country if Donald Trump wins the election.

Let’s hold them to it.
Townhall put together this list in September:

1. Jon Stewart

Who? Political satirist.

Where would he move? Another planet.

“I would consider getting in a rocket and going to another planet, because clearly this planet’s gone bonkers,” he told reporters.

2. Chelsea Handler

Who? Comedian.

Where would she move? Spain.

“I did buy a house in another country just in case, so all of these people that threaten to leave the country and then don’t, I will leave the country,” she said on Live with Kelly and Michael.

(Weirdly, she called Trump charming in the same interview.)

3. Neve Campbell

Who? House of Cards actress.

Where would she move? Canada.

“His honesty is terrifying,” she told Huffington Post UK.

4. Barry Diller

Who? Founder of IAC Interactive.

Where would he move? Unspecified.

“If Donald Trump doesn’t fall, I’ll either move out of the country or join the resistance,” he told Bloomberg.

5. Lena Dunham

Who? Creator of Girls.

Where would she move? Vancouver.

“I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will,” she said at the Matrix Awards.

6. Keegan-Michael Key

Who? Star of Key & Peele.

Where would he move? Canada.

“It’s easy. It’s like 10 minutes from Detroit and that’s where I’m from,” he told TMZ.

7. Chloë Sevigny

Who? Actress and guest star in Portlandia.

Where would she move? Nova Scotia.

She answered simply, “Nova Scotia” to a question of where she would move if Trump were elected.

8. Al Sharpton

Who? Activist.

Where would he move? Out of here.

“If Donald Trump is the nominee, I’m open to support anyone, while I’m also reserving my ticket out of here if he wins,” he said at a press conference.

9. Natasha Lyonne

Who? Actress in Orange Is the New Black.

Where would she move? A mental hospital.

“[I’ll move] to a mental hospital for a while because you’re like ‘why is this happening?’” she said.

10. Eddie Griffin

Who? Comedian.

Where would he move? Africa.

“He’s good at making money, but he’s ignorant…If Trump wins, I’m moving to Africa,” he told DJ Vlad.

11. Spike Lee

Who? Director of Malcolm X.

Where would he move? …Brooklyn.

If Trump wins, he’ll be “moving back to the republic of Brooklyn, New York,” he reported to Vanity Fair.

12. Amber Rose

Who? Model.

Where would she move? Unspecified.

“I can’t even think about it! I’m moving, I’m out! I can’t. And I am taking my son with me!” she told US Weekly.

13. Samuel L. Jackson

Who? Actor.

Where would he move? South Africa.

“He’s just running for popularity. C’mon, just let it go,” he said on The View.

14. Cher

Who? Singer.

Where would she move? Jupiter

“IF HE WERE TO BE ELECTED, IM MOVING TO JUPITER >:|” she tweeted.

15. George Lopez

Who? Comedian and star of George Lopez.

Where would he move? Mexico.

“If he wins, he won’t have to worry about immigration, we’ll all go back,” he told TMZ.

16. Barbra Streisand

Who? Singer.

Where would she move? Australia or Canada.

“He has no facts. I don’t know, I can’t believe it. I’m either coming to your country [Australia], if you’ll let me in, or Canada,” she told Australian journalist Michael Usher.

17. Raven-Symoné

Who? Actress and host of The View.

Where would she move? Canada.

“My confession for this election is if any Republican gets nominated, I’m going to move to Canada with my entire family. I already have my ticket,” she said on The View.

Note: Her leaving was contingent on any Republican candidate winning the election–not just Trump.

18. Whoopi Goldberg

Who? Actress and host of The View.

Where would she move? Unspecified.

“I don’t want it to be America. Maybe it’s time for me to move, you know,” she said.

19. Omari Hardwick

Who? Actor in Power.

Where would he move? Italy.

“I’ll move from Denver to Italy… If Donald Trump wins the presidency, I’m out,” he told The Wrap.

20. Miley Cyrus

Who? Pop star.

Where would she move? Unspecified.

“My heart is broken into a 100000 pieces…I am moving if this is my president! I don’t say things I don’t mean!” she wrote in an Instagram post.

21. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Who? Supreme Court Justice.

Where would she move? New Zealand.

“I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president… Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand,” she told The New York Times.

22. Amy Schumer

Who? Comedian and actress.

Where would she move? Spain.

“I will need to learn to speak Spanish because I will move to Spain or somewhere… It’s beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It’s too crazy,” she told BBC Newsnight.

23. Katie Hopkins

Who? British columnist.

Where would she move? America!

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The Democrats who cried wolf: how incompetent Obama and corrupt Clinton lost the election

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Why do people think that CNN are biased leftist clowns? Why do people think that CNN are biased leftist clowns?

In the Tuesday elections, the Republican party won the Presidency, and held onto the Senate and the House of Representatives. Republicans also hold a majority of governorships and state legislatures.

How did this happen? Did the Democrats not paint all of their opposition as racist? Yes, they did. Did the Democrats not paint all of their opposition as sexist? Yes, they did. Did the Democrats not paint all of their opposition as Islamophobic? Yes, they did. Did the Democrats not paint all of their opposition as homophobic? Yes, they did.They said all those things. That’s how they talk about Republicans.

But this time, the American people did not accept the normal caricature of Republicans. This time, the voters decided to vote Republican in every possible race, in overwhelming numbers.

Why?

Rich Lowry of National Review explains:

Yet again, Democrats breathlessly declare…

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Election 2016: What Should Christians Do Now?

Last night, the long road toward Election Day finally ended, as Donald Trump won the office of United States president. Generally, the day after a presidential election, people are left feeling either elated (because their candidate won) or disappointed (because their candidate lost). But this has been a strange year, so the usual post-election emotions aren’t what they’ve been in years past. Clinton voters, we’ve already seen, feel angry and afraid. Many women and minorities are understandably concerned about what this means for their future in our country. And while many Trump voters are certainly excited, I know that the Christians who voted for him aren’t completely thrilled at the prospect of President Trump. They’re more relieved at avoiding President Clinton.

The purpose of this post is not to weigh in on the relative merits or dangers of President Donald Trump. Many people have already pointed out Trump’s significant deficits in the past few months, ourselves among them. This discussion should go forward in the days to come. But for now, I want to consider how Christians should respond to this new reality. Whether you voted for him or not, we need to approach this new season with gospelized lenses.

So what should Christians do in the days and weeks to come? Here are six brief thoughts:

1. Honor and pray for our president.

Regardless of how you voted, we as Christians must be committed to honor, pray for, and respect all of our political leaders. The Apostles Paul, Peter, and even Jesus himself command us to do so (1 Timothy 2:1-4; 1 Peter 2:17; Mark 12:17). You do not have to likeyour president to seek his good, honor him, and love him well. You need not have cast a ballot for him to recognize him as president and support him. Loving our neighbor applies to our leaders, too. (By the way, this is not a command simply for Republican presidents. This should characterize our attitude toward President Obama as well.)

Honoring your president does not mean sparing criticism where it is warranted. Just the opposite: We honor people by telling them the truth, even when that truth is uncomfortable. We can do so, however, from a posture of honor and respect and with an olive branch in our hands, as Peter commands us (1 Peter 2:17).

The church must continue to be a voice “speaking truth to power,” respectfully calling President Trump to a higher standard. We do not represent our Savior well or love our president well if we ignore sin. We must continue to hold Trump accountable for the ways his public words and deeds are both dangerous and potentially harmful.

While some Christians voted for Trump because they thought he was the better of the two options, every Christian should be outraged by demeaning comments made toward certain groups in our society, whether we are part of that group or not. And we should stand against injustice and discrimination wherever we see even a hint of it. Christians who voted for Trump must seek to understand (if they don’t already) why most immigrants, women, minorities, and members of the LGBT community feared a Trump presidency, and they must speak out against injustice, bigotry, and demeaning comments as loudly as those directly affected.

This will be a test for those evangelical believers who felt like Trump was the better choice. Will they have the courage to stand boldly against him—and the Republican party—wherever they perceive them pursuing an uncharitable agenda? (Had Clinton won, we would be asking the question in reverse: Would believers who supported her be willing to publicly work for justice in those areas where she falls short?)

I do know that many of our black and Hispanic brothers and sisters are hurting this morning. Whether or not you think their fear is justified, reach out to them, and care for them. They are brothers and sisters made in the image of God. Ask questions, acknowledge their hurts, and above all, listen.

We must do more than simply call out Trump’s sin, however. We should pray for him. Trump is not the Enemy, just as Clinton was not. We need to be praying and asking God to give Trump wisdom, so that he may help the cause of justice and righteousness. God puts kings on their thrones, and he tells us that he can turn their hearts like water in the palm of his hand (Proverbs 21:1). He can use any leader, and we should pray that he will use President Trump to further peace and preserve religious liberty in the days to come (1 Timothy 2:1-4; Jeremiah 29:7). The effectual fervent prayers of righteous people have great effect, even in the midst of impossible political circumstances.

2. Don’t assume the worst about those who voted the other way.

As we have explained before, mature, gospel-loving, reflective Christians were genuinely consternated about which was the better choice in this election. Some felt that even with all her flaws, Clinton was the better overall choice for the country—usually because of the attitude she displayed toward the poor and disenfranchised. Others thought that, despite his flaws, Trump was the better choice. And many could not vote for either.

At this point, I’m not trying to persuade you one way or the other (I never was). What I want to encourage you here with is this: Don’t assume the worst about those who voted the other way. Don’t assume that fellow believers who voted for Trump did so because they are utterly insensitive to minority struggles or unconcerned about misogyny, xenophobia, or sexual assault. Many voted for Trump despite their disgust at those things, because they thought the things Clinton stood for were at least as dangerous to the country.

In the same way, don’t assume that those who voted for Clinton (or didn’t vote for either) are naïve about the threats to religious liberty or too cowardly to oppose abortion. Many believers were very aware of those things but just couldn’t support a man who displayed the significant character failings of Trump. Be humble and charitable enough to realize that many mature Christians came to different conclusions about what the right posture was, and give them the benefit of the doubt where you can. You don’t have to agree with their conclusions, but in the church we can and must demonstrate a humility, forbearance, and civility usually absent from public discourse.

Jesus told us to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Surely this includes assuming the best about the motives of others and giving them the benefit of the doubt, which we always want others to do for us. We tend, however, to attribute the best motives to our own actions and the worst to those who disagree with us. Can we respect our brothers and sisters who disagreed with our political choices, assuming the best about their intentions? This is another crucial test for believers on both sides right now, one that—based on social media—most seem to be failing.

I have often pointed out to our church that one of Jesus’ disciples was “Simon the Zealot.” Zealots were those Jews that thought Judaism should revolt against Rome, driving out all Roman influence. Included with him in that circle of 12 was “Matthew the Tax Collector,” who had worked for Rome collecting taxes. One disciple thought war with Rome was the best course of action; the other thought complicity with Rome was wiser. I’m sure they had some incendiary political discussions by the campfires in the evening. (I’d love to see Jesus’ posture as he listened to them.) But at the end of the day, they found in their love for Jesus a unity greater than the political questions that divided them.

3. Be cautious about appointing yourself God’s spokesman.

I’d encourage us to be cautious about declaring definitively God’s intentions in this election. I’ve already seen social media filling up with some declaring Trump as “God’s answer to the prayers of his people,” and others declaring him to be the “judgment of God on America.” A better posture is to encourage Trump where he works for justice and pursues righteousness, and speak against him where he promotes injustice. It is almost never wise to appoint yourself God’s spokesman about contemporary events. (That has led to several devastating chapters in history!) Based on what you see in Scripture, stand with righteousness and against injustice wherever you see it.

4. Don’t abandon politics, even when it’s impossibly messy.

Don’t let the next time you care about politics be the year 2020. Part of the reason we ended up with two candidates that most of the country disliked (and that were unfit for office) is that so few people involved themselves early on. Only 14 percent of registered voters came out for the primaries, with only 9 percent of them casting a ballot for Clinton or Trump. Our turnout for local elections is even more dismal, even though the impact is often more immediate and more influential.

I know the past year has left you wanting to disengage from politics and run away. Don’t do it. As G. K. Chesterton said, when you love something, its goodness is a reason to love it—but it’s “badness” is a reason to love it all the more. It is because we love our country that we should continue to pay attention to politics, even if it becomes increasingly messy. For many of us, God may even want us pursuing politics as a calling.

5. Repent of making politics an idol.

This is always the danger of politics. So at the present moment, you’re liable to think Trump will save us. Or that he will completely destroy everything. But he doesn’t have the power to do either. He may make the United States great, or he may ruin our country, but he can never save and he can never truly destroy. Don’t make the mistake of elevating politics to the throne of your life. If you do, you’ll be utterly crushed when things don’t go your way. It’s fine for you to be disappointed right now. It’s not okay for you to be dismayed.

For many of us, politics has become an idol. It is too important to us. It consumes our emotions and dominates our agenda. We think of it as ultimate power. Yesterday I heard a Republican pundit on Fox News fret about the possibility of Hillary Clinton gaining “ultimate power.” Ultimate power? How absurd. Our president can’t lift a finger without the permission of Almighty God. The powers of the most powerful nations are, as Isaiah says, a drop in the bucket, working according to the overarching purposes of the Almighty God (Isaiah 40:15; Ephesians 1:3-21). As John Piper says, one day America and all its presidents will be an obscure footnote in the annals of history; but Jesus will reign on his throne forever and ever. To adapt a phrase from Martin Luther King, Jr., the arch of history is long, and it tilts toward Jesus.

Don’t let politics dominate your agenda. We in the church have a mission far greater than politics. We are building a kingdom that can never perish, making investments in the souls of people that will last longer than any political kingdom. When we show more concern over politics than evangelism, we have gotten off course.

As our friend Joby Martin says, “If you are more concerned over who won this election than you are lost souls being saved, you are probably a citizen of the wrong kingdom.”

Don’t let politics determine your most binding allegiances. In the church, we have a unity that goes deeper than politics. The only way to find unity amidst division is to have something that unifies you that is deeper and more significant to you than all that divides you. For us, that “thing” is Jesus and his mission. He died to save sinners in every nation, starting within our families and communities, and our job is to preach his gospel and extend his kingdom irrespective of the political climate of the nation we happen to live in. This nation is not our true home; the United States has never been, and never will be, our primary kingdom. Thus, our unity goes way beyond a theory of taxation or strategy to fix the economy. Disunity happens in the church not because we care about politics too much but because we care about Jesus and his church too little.

6. Rejoice in signs of hope in this politically discouraging time.

Like many, I am gravely concerned about where our society is. But I find a lot to be encouraged by, as well, and it has nothing to do with Trump’s election.

Many evangelicals demonstrated in this election cycle that they are not mere partisan pawns of the Republican Party. Many broke ranks and spoke publicly against Trump’s deficiencies of character and his carelessly heinous statements. Even though they believed in certain principles often associated with the GOP—such as limited government, religious liberty, and a pro-life platform—they found Trump so distasteful in his character and so poor a champion of those very ideals, that they either could not support him or did so with a great deal of reservation. This has to be a good development.

I think this season also allowed many black and white evangelicals to begin some conversations they really need to have and conversations they should continue to have. Something about the circus of Trump’s candidacy allowed black evangelicals to explain to their white brothers and sisters what bothers them about latent racism in America. Because of their inability to get excited about Trump, many white evangelicals were able to explain what it is about the traditional Democratic platform that they find so objectionable without just looking like Republican shills. That is an encouraging conversation that needs to continue.

What black, white, and Hispanic evangelicals have in common in Christ is greater than any political perspective that divides them, and in this election cycle, it seems this unity has enabled them to have some of these conversations with the comfort that comes from knowing you are a beloved brother and sister in Christ. We’ve just watched a political season that was characterized by radical division. As a church, we have the unique opportunity to show the world supernatural unity.

I was really encouraged by an article that Rick Warren posted recently, “Why I have hope for America’s Soul.” He lists five things:

1. Faith flourishes in bad times: “People turn to God when everything else has left them empty, disappointed, and betrayed. Inevitably materialism, hedonism, and the worship of self is a dead end … America has had two Great Awakenings and many smaller spiritual revivals in our short history. All of them happened in times of difficulty or rapid cultural change … The most recent revival occurred when tens of thousands of ‘60s hippies became Jesus People in the ’70s, launching thousands of new churches across America.”

2. The Millennial generation is asking the right questions about life. Like Warren’s Saddleback Church, our church is flooded with millennial spiritual seekers—over 40 percent of our attendance each weekend would be in the millennial category.

3. America is still filled with tens of millions of God-honoring people.

4. The world, as a whole, is becoming more devout, not more secular. “The recent Pew Research Center study revealed that around the world the ‘unaffiliated’ group will grow by about 100,000,000 people between 2010 and 2050. But the Christian Church will grow by 750,000,000 in the same period— seven times faster — which will actually decrease the percentage of ‘nones’ on the planet. The future of the world is not secularism, but religious pluralism with one out of three people identifying as a follower of Jesus.”

5. God (still) promises to hear humble prayers.

Amen. Let’s be excited about what God is doing in our generation and what it means for the future of our country.

In the days to come, we at The Summit Church plan to keep doing what we’ve always done—preaching the Word, loving our world, and reaching people with the gospel. Because the everyday work of God’s people is always the most important and enduring work there is. When the church trusts God, hearts are changed, walls come tumbling down, and impossible things become possible. The early church, after all, had no budget, no political power, no buildings … and they turned the world upside-down. We have the same power of the Spirit that they did, and I, for one, intend to follow God boldly into his mission.

May God lead our nation to repent and turn to him. But more than that, may he purify and send out his church into the world.

Source: Election 2016: What Should Christians Do Now?

Trump Wins

With a record turnout, and with even the New York Times now calling it, it is clear that Donald Trump has got enough disaffected voters to rise up and say no to the Democrats, to Hillary and to Obama. He is our 45th President of the United States.

For this we should all be eternally grateful. I am certainly glad Hillary did not make it in. Indeed, this is a tremendous relief, and simply watching the dour and sour faces of Clinton fans makes it all the more worthwhile. That and all the leftist media elites who are also looking so miserable at the moment. That is one of the big highlights of the day.

And quite amazingly, Clinton has refused to appear publically tonight to make a concession speech and to congratulate the winner (although she did do it in a private phone call). The sour grapes and refusal to accept the election results is already beginning. Plenty of enraged leftists on the social media are talking about not accepting the results, urging public protest, and so on.

trump-124Well, I for one am certainly glad she lost. Of course that does not mean I am overjoyed with the Trump win – not by any means. I have shared plenty of times already why he was never someone I could endorse and support. He is and was not a conservative and he was only recently aligned with the Republican Party.

But there was never any question about just how bad Clinton would be. She is part of the problem, and can never be part of the solution – unless she has a radical, life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. To that end we all must keep praying.

But there was always the very legitimate question as to just how bad Trump might be. Now I guess we will find out. His economic policies (protectionism) and international relations policies (neo-isolationism) are actually to the left of Clinton’s! Whether he keeps his word on some of the moral and cultural conservatism issues is something we have to wait on.

So how he will do as our next president certainly remains to be seen, and anything is possible with this erratic, flighty, undisciplined, arrogant and flip-flopping businessman. I was not impressed with Donald Trump the candidate, so we will have to see if Donald Trump the POTUS does better. We need to keep him in our prayers.

That Clinton managed to lose an election that should have been hers against someone like Trump tells us just how bad she was. Of course the October Surprise by the FBI did not help, nor did the various Wikileaks revelations just prior to the election. Both told us what an evil crook she really is.

One of the most damning (out of many) was the revelation about Hillary’s (and Bill’s) possible involvement in “Orgy Island”. See more on this here: conservativetribune.com/hillary-orgy-island-bombshell/

So it is a tremendous relief to know that for now at least she will not be occupying the White House. Hopefully she will spend many years occupying another place: a prison cell.

The days ahead

While millions of us are thankful that Clinton cannot do more harm to the country, I have little faith in what this longstanding liberal, Democrat supporter and Clinton buddy will achieve. If his own party can manage to somehow keep him in check, and if he would actually take some wise counsel and godly advice, maybe some good can come of this.

But the only reason millions of Americans voted for Trump was not because they liked him, but they hated Hillary even more. This was one of the most bizarre presidential elections we have ever had, with the majority of voters disliking both main candidates. So it really has been about voting against someone more than voting for someone.

And given that Trump is a lifelong liberal, Democrat supporter and buddy of the Clintons, we will have to wait and see if anything good comes out of a Trump presidency. And with so many Trump supporters only being able to sing the praises – not of Trump – but of his VP Pence, that is most telling. As I have said all along, if the chief reason you can come up with in running with a guy is if you hope he dies so his VP can get the top job, that tells us all we need about how bad that candidate is.

That Trump got in of course has a lot to do with how fed up the electorate is with the status quo. They are fed up with the system, and looked to this maverick populist to somehow turn things around. Of course it is one thing to run with rhetoric about how bad things are. Anyone can do that. But to actually be able to fix things and correct things is another matter altogether.

It is hoped that some of the better people he is surrounded with will be able to have some influence on Trump, and that he will actually listen to the counsel of others, and not seek to govern as a megalomaniac and dictator. Again time will tell.

If he does listen to the advice of others, hopefully he will do some good for the nation. To that end we must all work and pray. As Scripture commands us, we must pray for our leaders and seek God and his blessings for the benefit of the nation.

And of course it was not just the POTUS we voted for. There were congressional and gubernatorial elections (for state governors) also held November 8. It seems pretty clear at this point that both houses of Congress will retain Republican majorities.

In sum, it is fantastic that Hillary did not win. Whether Trump will prove to be an effective, principled and wise leader however remains to be seen. But in the meantime, we do have this as a very real plus: all these lefty celebs, Hollyweird types and lefty politicians who promised to leave the country if Trump wins. I trust you are now packing your bags Lena Dunham, Al Sharpton, Miley Cyrus, Whoopi Goldberg, Cher, Barbara Streisand, and Amy Schumer, among others.

Final important truths

Having just reread about the death and resurrection of Jesus today, I am reminded of a crucial election held 2000 years ago. The crowds overwhelmingly went with Barabbas and rejected Jesus. But Jesus is the one who rose from the dead and is victorious forevermore.

Politics cannot save us. No human can make a nation great again – only God can. Paul Washer was quite right to remind us that “The judgment of God against this nation will not be turned by a more conservative President, but by the repentance of its people” Or as Michael Brown recently put it:

The bottom line is that the solution to our many problems will not be found in the White House and we must turn the passion and focus and attention we have put on the elections back to where it belongs: on the Lord and on our responsibilities as God’s people. After all, Jesus never said that the president or the Congress or the Supreme Court were the salt of the earth or the light of the world. Instead, He said that to us, His followers (Matthew 5:13-16), and if there is to be a positive, nationwide, moral and cultural revolution in America, it must begin with us.

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