Vice President Mike Pence will lead the U.S. delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month in an attempt to send a signal to the North Korean regime, according to a senior administration official.
The White House announced Tuesday that President Donald Trump plans to attend the World Economic Forum later this month.
China added to bond investors’ jitters on Wednesday as traders braced for what they feared could be the end of a three-decade bull market. Senior government officials in Beijing reviewing the nation’s foreign-exchange holdings have recommended slowing or halting purchases of U.S. Treasuries, according to people familiar with the matter.
The Trump administration is ruling out plans to sell new drilling rights off the coast of Florida, including eastern Gulf of Mexico waters coveted by oil companies, amid pressure from Republican Governor Rick Scott.
The U.S. House passed a pair of bills seeking greater diplomatic support for Taiwan, a move that could test China ties already strained over trade disputes and North Korea.
President Donald Trump ordered the Director of National Intelligence to develop new procedures to handle requests from government officials who ask for the identities of U.S. citizens swept up in foreign intelligence surveillance.
The new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands clashed Wednesday with Dutch reporters on his first official day in the job over controversial comments he made in 2015 in which he said that the “Islamic movement” was creating chaos in Europe and suggested that extremists were burning politicians and cars in the Netherlands.
One of the strongest earthquakes, a preliminary magnitude of 7.6, to hit the Caribbean in modern times struck off the coast of Honduras on Tuesday night, shaking the mainland and setting off tsunami warnings that were canceled about an hour later.
This year may be anything but staid for the oil market as Citigroup Inc. predicts wildcards including war, Middle East tensions, Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un driving crude toward $80 a barrel.
The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield climbed to the highest level in about 10 months, leading Bill Gross at Janus Henderson Group to declare a bond bear market just as a deluge of debt sales began.
The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will resume after the government agreed to pay a U.S. exploration company as much as $70 million if it solves modern aviation’s biggest mystery.
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The founder of the Miss Trans America pageant is believed to be 2018′s first known victim of deadly violence against the transgender community.
Tunisia’s prime minister promised Tuesday to crack down on rioters after violent protests over price hikes left one person dead and raised fears of broader unrest in the country that was the birthplace of the Arab Spring.
The Israeli army carried out air strikes and fired rockets at targets in Syria overnight, causing damage near a military position, the Syrian army said Tuesday.
Drones that attacked Russian bases in Syria last week were sent from Idlib, a “de-escalation” zone controlled by anti-Damascus fighters, the Russian defense ministry’s official newspaper said.
Authorities in Santa Barbara County were still trying to reach new areas and dig into the destruction to find dead, injured or trapped people after a powerful mud flow swept away dozens of homes.
Myanmar’s military acknowledged Wednesday that its security forces and Buddhist villagers killed 10 Rohingya Muslims whose bodies were found in a mass grave in a village in troubled Rakhine state.
Ethiopia has banned the adoption of children by foreigners amid concerns children face abuse and neglect abroad.
Thousands of Iranians who have been sentenced to death for drug crimes could be spared following a softening in the country’s law. Capital punishment has been abolished for some drug offences, and the head of the judiciary has said all cases on death row can be reviewed.
The German edition of Playboy magazine will feature a transgender model on its cover for the first time.
A US judge has blocked attempts by the White House to end a program barring the deportation of children brought illegally to the US by parents.
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has ruled that same-sex marriages should be recognized. The court’s rulings apply to countries which have signed the American Convention on Human Rights. But others, such as Bolivia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Paraguay and Peru do not recognize either and will be expected to change their laws.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has ordered a new inquiry into health problems suffered by diplomats serving at the US embassy in the Cuban capital Havana.
Two protesters have died in rioting over the latest in a series of child murders in the Pakistani city of Kasur. The body of seven-year-old Zainab was found in a rubbish dump on Tuesday, several days after she went missing. She had been raped and strangled.
Sri Lanka is to allow women over the age of 18 to buy alcohol legally for the first time in more than 60 years.
Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results. No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment.
The Briefing — Wednesday, January 10, 2018
1) The Oprahfication of politics updated: Will Oprah run for president?
Washington Post (Robert Costa) –
Talk of Oprah running for president captivates Democrats
New York Times (Alexander Burns and Amy Chozick) –
Oprah 2020? Democrats Swing From Giddy to Skeptical at the Prospect
USA Today (Nicole Guadiano) –
If she runs, Oprah could dominate the Democratic field in 2020
Wall Street Journal (Editors) –
Could Oprah Out-Trump Donald?
New York Times (Thomas Chatterton Williams) –
Oprah, Don’t Do It
2) Shareholders express concerns about the addictive power of social media and new technology. Should we be alarmed?
New York Times (David Gelles) –
Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children’s Use
USA Today (Kim Hjelmgaard) –
Investors want Apple to do more to fight kids’ smartphone addiction
3) Landslides, tsunamis, and hurricanes have all taken place: The power of metaphors to explain our moral moment
New York Times (Jessica Bennett) –
The ‘Click’ Moment: How the Weinstein Scandal Unleashed a Tsunami
News – 1/10/2018
Pope Prepares Counterattack?
A new report claims Pope Francis is preparing a “campaign of denigration” against five bishops who have publicly rejected his stance on marriage and the sacraments. The source told me that [the pope] was furious. He went on a rampage — because he cannot stand any opposition. They heard him scream: “They will regret it! They will regret it bitterly!”
US OKs selling Japan missiles to shoot down North Korean missiles
The Trump administration has approved a $133.3 million missile defense sale to Japan to meet the escalating threat from North Korea — by shooting down the rogue nation’s own ballistic missiles. (video)
A new generation of L.A. Satanists finds community in blasphemous times
“On this altar we consecrate swords to direct the fire of our unholy will,” she said. “A human skull, symbol of death. The great mother Lilith created us all, and will destroy us all.” “Hail Satan! Hail Satan! Hail Satan!” The group chanted back.
Snow falls in Sahara desert for third time in 40 years
Snow has fallen in the Sahara, covering desert dunes in a layer up to 40cm deep. Snow started falling on the Algerian town of Ain Sefra in the early hours of Sunday morning, giving children an opportunity to race each other down the slopes. Rising temperatures meant it began to melt later in the day. It is the third time in nearly 40 years the town, known as “The Gateway to the Desert”, has seen snowfall.
Carles Puigdemont set to be named Catalonia president in exile as deal is reached by separatist parties
Carles Puigdemont is set be re-installed as Catalonia’s president of government after a deal was reached between the region’s two major separatist parties.
485 Scientific Papers Published in 2017 Undermine Supposed ‘Consensus’ on Climate Change
A broad survey of climate change literature for 2017 reveals that the alleged “consensus” behind the dangers of anthropogenic global warming is not nearly as settled among climate scientists as people imagine. Author Kenneth Richard found that during the course of the year 2017, at least 485 scientific papers were published that in some way questioned the supposed consensus regarding the perils of human CO2 emissions or the efficacy of climate models to predict the future.
US ambassador: Palestinian endorsement of terror is why there’s no peace
US Ambassador David Friedman said in a tweet Wednesday that those wondering why there is no peace should look no further than Tuesday nights murder of Raziel Shevach and the Palestinian reaction to it. “An Israeli father of six was killed last night in cold blood by Palestinian terrorists. Hamas praises the killers and PA laws will provide them financial rewards,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
After settler murder, IDF beefs up West Bank presence
The Israeli military increased presence in the Samaria region of the West Bank Wednesday following a deadly terror attack near the Havat Gilad outpost Tuesday evening. Overnight, the army, together with special forces, conducted searches and set up closures of villages in the Nablus region in an effort to locate the killer or killers of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, the father of six who was murdered in the drive-by shooting on Route 60.
Judge blocks Trump’s move to end Daca Dreamers scheme
A US judge has blocked attempts by the White House to end a programme barring the deportation of children brought illegally to the US by parents. In September, President Donald Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) programme. But San Francisco’s Judge William Alsup ruled it must stay in place while litigation against the move continues.
Massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes in the Caribbean
A massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake has struck the Caribbean Sea, prompting a tsunami warning for nearby islands including the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Jamaica. The tremor, one of the largest to hit the Caribbean in recorded history, struck on Tuesday night at about 9.51pm just over 25 miles from the coast of Great Swan Island, belonging to Honduras.
Another imam in U.S. calls for killing Jews
A third Muslim imam in the United States has been recorded citing an Islamic text that prophesies the killing of Jews by Muslims. As with the other two imams, Abdullah Khadra, speaking at a mosque Dec. 8 in the Raleigh, North Carolina, area, was responding to President Trump’s Dec. 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
FBI chief calls unbreakable encryption ‘urgent public safety issue’
The inability of law enforcement authorities to access data from electronic devices due to powerful encryption is an “urgent public safety issue,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday…The FBI has been unable to access data in more than half of the devices that it tried to unlock due to encryption, Wray added. “This is an urgent public safety issue,” Wray added, while saying that a solution is “not so clear cut.”
Google’s New Fact-Check Feature Almost Exclusively Targets Conservative Sites
Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results.
No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment. And not only is Google’s fact-checking highly partisan — perhaps reflecting the sentiments of its leaders — it is also blatantly wrong, asserting sites made “claims” they demonstrably never made.
Exclusive: Trump’s EPA aims to replace Obama-era climate, water regulations in 2018
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will replace Obama-era carbon and clean water regulations and open up a national debate on climate change in 2018, part of a list of priorities for the year that also includes fighting lead contamination in public drinking water.
Microsoft says security patches slowing down PCs, servers
Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Tuesday that software patches released to guard against microchip security threats slowed down some personal computers and servers, with systems running on older Intel Corp (INTC.O) processors seeing a noticeable decrease in performance. The comments in a blog post were the clearest signal from Microsoft that fixes for flaws in microchips from Intel and rivals described last week could meaningfully degrade performance.
Was 2017 Record Year of Disasters a Famed Mystic’s Final Pre-Messiah Warning?
The past year was declared by the US government to be the worst on record for natural disasters, an alarming fact in itself, but a closer look shows that the data conform to a prophecy made 12 years ago by Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri, in which he predicted an age of natural disasters intended to drive American Jews back to Israel in time for the Messiah. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported on Monday that 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for natural disasters.
Christian Tourist Uses Loophole to Recite ‘Shema’ on Temple Mount
A Christian tourist from Germany visited the Temple Mount and under the very noses of the Muslim Waqf guards managed to sidestep the ban on non-Muslim prayer and recite the ‘Shema’, the powerful recognition of God’s kingship, by using sign language. (video)
Everyone evacuated from volcano island
Dormant for decades, the volcano began erupting last week. Kadovar, which is part of the Schouten islands group, is about 21km off the mouth of the Sepik River. East Sepik governor’s spokesman Chris Bais told The National newspaper the volcano became active on Friday and almost 60% of the island has been covered with lava.
Russia ‘simulated a full-scale WAR against NATO’, warns military commander
Riho Terras, the commander of the Estonian Defence Forces, said Vladimir Putin’s forces “simulated a large-scale military attack” against the alliance last September. He claims the war games were so the superpower could prepare to move a large number of troops at extremely short notice if it were to go to war with the US-led organisation. The drills were held across Belarus, the Baltic Sea and western Russia for six days last year and saw the Russian military engage in fictional enemy combat scenarios.
Hungary’s PM: “We Don’t See Them As Refugees, We See Them As Muslim Invaders”
according to Orban what Europe has seen was not a wave of refugees, but an invasion. He mentioned that he never understood how in a country like Germany the chaos and the illegal crossing of borders could be celebrated as something good. When asked by Bild whether it was fair for Germany to accept hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants while Hungary accepted none, Orban responded: “The difference is, you wanted the migrants, and we didn’t.” Migration, he said, threatens the “sovereignty and cultural identity” of Hungary. “Multiculturalism is only an illusion.”
‘We Can Build The Wall in One Year:’ Trump Tells DHS Never to ‘Mention 7 Years Again’ for Border Wall Timeframe
During a meeting at the White House on immigration, President Trump told Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen never to “mention seven years again” in reference to the timeframe that DHS claimed it would take to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “I can build it for less,” Trump said in regard to the recent DHS report which stated that it would cost them $18 billion to build the border wall.
Flooding Kills 13 In California
A winter storm that triggered flooding and mudslides in California’s Santa Barbara County has taken more than a dozen lives, authorities announced Tuesday.
The Palestinian Authority Paid Terrorists $350 Million In 2017 To Plot Attacks Against Israel
Tthe Palestinian Authority paid terrorists and their families over $347 million last year, according to its own records, the defense ministry reported to the foreign affairs and defense committee Tuesday.
The Church Of Satan Experiencing Huge Swell In Membership As Satanism Goes Mainstream In America
EDITOR’S NOTE: What’s fueling the nascent popularity of Satanism is the presidency of Donald Trump, the satanists can’t stand him. Funny thing, 8 years of Barack Obama and the satanists didn’t really have much to say, one year of Trump and it’s an explosion. Looks like the Devil is not a fan of Trump for some reason. Could it be he opposes him because God is the one that placed Trump in office to bring about end times events? It is no coincidence that satanism is rising rapidly. As the Rapture of the Church draws ever closer, the Antichrist is getting ready to take the stage.
Trump Vows to Crush Globalist Agenda by Attending Secret Elite Meeting in Davos
The White House has confirmed that President Trump will attend the annual secretive meeting in Davos, Switzerland this year with a promise to crush globalist policies.
NYPD outraged over the demand of the NYC mayor to forcibly expand the number of Muslim recruits in their ranks
The NYPD. And they have the largest recipient of Muslim campaign contributions, Mayor Bill DeBlasio, to thank for forcing the NYC police department to hire some 1,000 Muslim recruits, ten times more than there were on 9/11.
Non-urgent health care services being put on hold across the UK as state-run health care nightmare edges toward collapse
The National Health Service in England has put a hold on non-urgent health care services, as the state-run healthcare system edges toward collapse. State officials have instructed hospitals across the country to delay non-emergency procedures and only deal with emergency patients first. About 55,000 operations are to be put on hold in January as England’s health system goes into full rationing mode. There aren’t enough hospital beds or staff to accommodate the mounting pressure of a sick and dying population.
Google’s Fact-Checking Is Liberal Bias
Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results. No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment.
Supremes allow law exempting Christians from homosexual promotion
Ever since five liberal justices on the U.S. Supreme Court created same-sex “marriage” – with two arguably having breached ethics rules by advocating for same-sex “marriage” while the case was pending – homosexual activists have been using the legal system to punish defenders of traditional marriage.
Guess what’s not in Obama’s super posh library
…Unlike other presidential libraries, there’s one thing the Obamas didn’t want the presidential center to include: hard copies of Obama’s letters, manuscripts or other documents. According to the plans, the center will feature only a digital archive of Obama’s records.
Elizabeth Warren’s CFPB Faces New Scandal Amid Out Of Control Spending On D.C. Headquarters
Another day, another scandal for Elizabeth Warren’s brainchild — the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller, renovation costs for the agency’s headquarters may place it on the list of top ten most expensive office buildings in Washington, D.C.
California just mandated LGBT indoctrination of all children in public schools, and parents have no choice to opt out
Several hundred new laws have come into effect in California as of the first of the year, and one of them shamelessly strips parents of elementary-age children of their right to opt out of brand new LGBT-promoting curriculum that’s now being taught throughout the state’s public schools.
“It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf.” —Thomas Paine (1776)
ZeroHedge Frontrunning: January 10
- China May Halt Purchases of U.S. Treasuries (Read More)
- Berkshire Hathaway Expands Board Size (Read More)
- Gundlach Says S&P 500 Will Have Negative Return for 2018 (Read More)
- Judge blocks Trump move to end DACA (Read More)
- Bitcoin Powers Big Returns for a Pair of ETFs (Read More)
- U.S. oil hits highest since 2014, worries grow of overheated market (Read More)
- With U.S. Aid Cut, Pakistan Drifts Closer to China (Read More)
- Taxes, Trading and Bitcoin: What to Watch For in Wall Street’s 2017 Numbers (Read More)
- Iran could greatly increase uranium enrichment, says spokesman (Read More)
- What the Tax Law Will Do to Bank Earnings (Read More)
- Breitbart-Bannon Rift Gives Conservative Rivals an Opening (Read More)
- Catalan parties propose self-exiled former leader as president (Read More)
- ‘Bad Brexit’ Would Hurt the U.K. Economy for More Than a Decade (Read More)
- Marijuana taxes and a surplus expected to boost California budget (Read More)
- Michael R. Bloomberg: A Seven-Step Plan for Ending the Opioid Crisis (Read More)
- Saudi Aramco working to raise cheap loans before IPO – banking sources (Read More)
- Traders Aren’t Falling for Crypto Name Changes But Love Them Anyway (Read More)
- Explosion on Iranian oil tanker forces rescue team to retreat (Read More)
- Mohammed bin Salman’s Next Saudi Challenge: Curtailing Ultraconservative Islam (Read More)
Headlines – 1/10/2018
Erekat: No peace talks until US revokes Jerusalem recognition
Saudi Arabia reaffirms position on Jerusalem and support for the Palestinians in call between King Salman, Abbas
King Abdullah to al-Sisi: ramp up efforts to protect Palestinians’ right
Herzog offers Saudis ‘special role’ on Temple Mount
Arab connection to Jerusalem: Fake News
Seemingly inflating numbers, Liberman says 1,285 settlement homes to be approved
Fatah Official Reportedly Meets With Hezbollah Leader in Bid to Spark Anti-Israel Violence
Israeli father of 6 killed in West Bank drive-by shooting
Widow vows to bury slain rabbi Raziel Shevach at illegal outpost
Widow of terror victim requests that nation attend funeral
UN ambassador to Mideast: ‘Terrorist should be brought to justice’
PM Netanyahu on West Bank shooting attack: ‘Heinous killer will face justice’
Hamas military wing on West Bank shooting attack: ‘What you feared has come’
Hailing West Bank shooting, Hamas warns of more attacks to come
Several instances of settler violence reported after deadly terror attack
Defense Ministry drafts bill to cut PA funds over terrorist stipends
Sweden warns against cutting US aid to Palestinian refugee agency
Netanyahu son’s drunken brag outside strip club adds to family woes
In the Middle East the enemy of my enemy is my friend
Report: Saudi Arabia sought to buy Israel’s Iron Dome system
Report: Saudi Arabia working with Israel against Iran
Germany reprimands Iran for anti-Israel spying on its territory
Mossad Chief: Israel Has Eyes, Ears and ‘Even More’ in Iran
Netanyahu said to tell NATO: ‘Real possibility’ Trump will nullify Iran deal
Iran’s Leader Calls Trump ‘Psychotic’ and Warns of Revenge
Mossad chief: Protests unlikely to topple Iran regime
US House backs Iran protesters, slams ‘oppressive regime’
Iran’s easing of drug laws could halt execution of 5,000 prisoners
Exiled Iranian royal sees chance to end the Islamic Republic
Turkey, US relations may deteriorate if Washington ‘does’nt fix mistakes’
Turkey says Russia, Iran must stop Syrian government violations
70,000 Syrians flee as regime advances on last rebel-held province
Syria to UN: Israeli ‘aggression will cause a conflagration’
Russia implies US involvement in drone strikes on Syria military bases
Mosul’s old heart in ruins six months after IS ousted
Molotov cocktail tossed at Djerba Synagogue during Tunisia anti-government protest
Yemen’s Houthis threaten to block Red Sea shipping lane
Scores feared dead and up to 100 missing after boat sinks off Libya’s coast
Greece makes Sharia Law optional for Muslim minority
S. Korean leader willing to meet with North’s Kim to resolve nuclear standoff
South Korea’s Moon credits Trump with ‘huge’ contribution to North Korea talks
U.S. hails Korea talks, despite North’s rejection of denuclearization
Egypt’s Troubling Nuclear Deal with Russia
Russian historian who exposed Stalin’s crimes faces enforced psychiatric testing
Trump’s attorney files defamation suits over Russian collusion dossier
Report: Trump could be interviewed within weeks in Russia probe
Julian Assange May Be Forced to Leave Ecuador Embassy After Upsetting President
WikiLeaks tweets link to text of controversial Trump book
Dozens more ‘resistance’ books scheduled for 2018
Google’s New Fact-Check Feature Almost Exclusively Targets Conservative Sites
Stocks finish at record highs, S&P 500 has best start to a year since 1987
Snowden Joins Outcry Against World’s Biggest Biometric Database
FBI chief calls unbreakable encryption ‘urgent public safety issue’
Intel unveils 40% faster Wi-Fi chip developed in Israel
Silicon Valley Reconsiders the iPhone Era It Created
Area 51 flights? Top-secret government airline seeks flight attendant
U.S. spy satellite believed destroyed after failing to reach orbit: officials
China’s plummeting space station is just a taste of the world’s space junk problem
Stunning bright light turned night to day over vast swathe of Russia – Flash seen over thousands of kilometres but scientists disagree over the cause
Tsunami advisory in effect for Puerto Rico after magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes Caribbean
5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Hasaki, Japan
5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Raoul Island, New Zealand
5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Tadine, New Caledonia
5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Putre, Chile
5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands
California: Thirteen dead in Montecito rains and mudslides
Alps hit by ‘once-in-a-generation’ snow storms
13,000 tourists stranded in Zermatt, village cut off as avalanche risk raised to max
Australia swelters through one of hottest years on record
IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu
Saudi Arabia police arrest men over ‘gay wedding’ video
‘Me Too’: Groin searches at Gitmo are sexual harassment, 9/11 plotters say
Republican lawmaker from Idaho commits suicide amid sexual abuse investigation
The Bible is ‘coming to life,’ prominent Christian author says
Dear Saint, Don’t believe what they say!
Charismatic Writes Book About Michael Jackson Visiting Him from Heaven (not satire)
Bethel’s cover-up in media statement (Part 1): “This practice is not what the Hodges do in church”
Paula White Blathers on for Almost Seven Minutes; Basically Wants More Money
Former Fayetteville pastor faces 142 charges in child sex crimes
The Surprising Spiritual Benefits that Follow Abortion
|Powerful 7.8 Earthquake Strikes Honduras
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 07:08 PM PST
We are receiving reports of a large and powerful earthquake that has struck the Great Swan Island in Honduras. At this time we have no further information on tsunami alerts, injuries or damages. Check back as we will update you more as this story develops.
|DEVELOPING: Hospitals scrambling to treat flu as IV bag shortages reported
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 07:01 PM PST
An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season and supplies from factories in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico have been slow to rebound. Supplies of saline and nutrient solutions were already tight before hurricanes pounded Puerto Rico and cut power to manufacturing plants that make much of the U.S. supply of fluid-filled bags used to deliver sterile solutions to patients.
Flu season has turned out to be a bad one and it came early, bringing patients in need of fluids into hospitals already running low. Hospital officials, pharmacists and other staff have been devising alternatives and workarounds, training doctors and nurses on new procedures and options, and hitting the phones to try to secure fluids from secondary suppliers. READ MORE
|Woman Says Witches Snatched Her Out of Bethel Church to Perform Ritual Satanic Abuse
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 06:53 PM PST
One woman tells Sid Roth witches snatched her out of a church service to perform ritual satanic abuse. In a video posted recently the It’s Supernatural host revisits his time at Bethel nearly 20 years ago, where he interviewed person after person with nearly unreal stories about how God was moving. In the
report, Roth says the area surrounding Bethel once played host to 26 cults. “Although the devil has power, inside this church, Bethel church, is an explosion of God’s power,” Roth says. God’s power radically set one woman free from Satanism. Watch the video to see her story. FULL STORY
|The Key Arguments That There IS Life After Death
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 06:33 PM PST
Commentator and radio host Dennis Prager believes wholeheartedly that there’s an afterlife — and he recently broke down all of the key arguments for heaven’s existence. “If there is a God, there is an afterlife,” Prager said in a recent episode of Prager U. “It’s that simple”: He argued that a good and just
God would create an afterlife to compensate for the unjust suffering that rages in our world. In fact, Prager concluded that God would be “cruel” if he didn’t create such a respite. “The physical world is not the only reality,” Prager continued. “There is also a non-physical reality. … My belief in God and the afterlife keeps me sane.” Watch Prager’s full argument below: MORE
|Over 100 Christians March to Protest Red ‘Lucifer’ Statue in Greece
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 06:24 PM PST
Over 100 Christian residents led by their priest in Athens marched to the site of a controversial sculpture, which many thinks depicts Lucifer, and demanded its removal. The protesters held Greek flags, icons and sang hymns where the sculpture Phylax stands, according to Greek Reporter. The sculpture, an image of a red naked man with wings, made by artist Kostis Georgiou, was installed near the Palaio
Faliro marina in Trokadero, south of Athens, last month, according to Neos Kosmos. The priest sprinkled “holy water” on the statue to “exorcise its demons.” The statue has suffered two vandalism attacks since its installation on Dec. 5. What may have caused concerns among the Christians is that the Palaio Faliro Municipality named the statue “guardian-angel” of the South Athens suburb. READ MORE
|5 Breakthroughs Fasting Can Unleash in Your Life
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 06:16 PM PST
(By Keith Nix) Why fast? Is it required? Is it beneficial? Is it an antiquated practice that is no longer valid for Christians? Many today believe that fasting is a religious work of the flesh that only speaks of bondage since Jesus finished the work at Calvary. Some do indeed approach fasting with legalistic religious vigor and place their confidence in their discipline rather than in the power of God. Others view fasting as a valuable tool in weight reduction but of no significant spiritual value. What does the Bible say?
The Preacher in Ecclesiastes wrote, “A threefold cord is not quickly broken” (4:12c). Jesus gave His disciples (I hope that includes you) the formula of a threefold cord for our lives. Matthew records where Jesus said, “When you give … when you pray … when you fast …” Matt. 6:2,5,12 NLT). Notice that Jesus didn’t make these three acts optional for a believer. His instruction wasn’t if, but when. So, giving, praying and fasting for the believer is not optional. Neither does God treat them like extra credit. They are core elements of the Christian life. There is an assumption that disciples will have periods of fasting in their journey of following Christ. In fact, when you look at the New Testament believers, it is easy to see that fasting is a standard practice. MORE
|Three Reasons the US is Not Mystery Babylon
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 06:10 PM PST
(By Kelly Mcdonald Jr) In recent years, I have seen an increase in the number of online articles claiming that the United States of America (henceforth US) is the woman of Revelation 17, named “Mystery Babylon”. Are these claims warranted? Is there proof? We must remember that Scripture is our final authority for Biblical interpretation. Let’s look at three reasons why it is not possible for the US to be Mystery Babylon.
#1 – Mystery Babylon is described as a city.
“And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth” (Rev 17:18, KJV).
The woman of Revelation 17 is called a great city that reigns over the kings of the earth. The US is a country, not a city. Additionally, it does not reign over the kings of the earth. Sovereign nations around the world make decisions on a daily basis without consulting the US. Just recently, 128 countries voted against the US measure to move its embassy to Jerusalem.
#2 – Mystery Babylon is responsible for killing God’s people.
“And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth” (Rev 18:24).
The US has historically been a haven for those fleeing religious persecution. Among the first settlers of this country were the pilgrims, who were fleeing persecution in Europe. There has never been a top-down government persecution of Christians. The US has been a haven for Christians and a launching pad for the gospel into the rest of the world.
#3 – The United States does not have kings.
“And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space” (Rev 17:10).
The woman of Revelation 17 is clearly described as riding on a beast with seven heads. These seven heads represent seven hills (or mountains). They are also seven kings. The US has never had any kings. We have not had a monarchy for our head of state since we separated from the King of England during the Revolutionary War. The US has a divided government between three branches of government that (ideally) hold each other accountable.
The US is certainly not a perfect country (and I remind you that no country is). At the same time, it is certainly not a country void of doing tremendous works for God in the world. The US has commissioned more missionaries and resources (such as money) to preach the gospel than any other country in history. In 2010, the US sent out 127,000 of the world’s 400,000 missionaries. Brazil was second at 34,000. The US is also among the most charitable countries in the world. The Bible and even current events point to the fact that the US is not Mystery Babylon.
|DEVELOPING: Deadly Floods Strike California Leaving At Least 13 Dead
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 06:04 PM PST
At least 13 people have died in weather-related incidents in Santa Barbara County, authorities said Tuesday, as the Southland’s first major winter storm triggered flooding and mudflows that forced the closure of the 101 Freeway in the Thomas Fire burn area. The fatality figure could increase as at least two dozen people were considered still missing as search-and-rescue efforts continued.
“While we hope it will not, we expect that this number will increase as we continue to look for people who are still missing and unaccounted for,” Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said. Details of the circumstances were not immediately disclosed. In addition to the fatalities, 25 people were reported to be injured. Powerful mudslides destroyed homes in the area as rescue crews rushed to search the rubble. The mud was reported to be 5 feet deep in places. FULL REPORT
|Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa spoke in tongues to keep calm during National Championship Game
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 06:00 PM PST
Tua Tagovailoa burst onto the national stage with an incredible second-half performance during Alabama’s overtime victory against Georgia on Monday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The quarterback completed 14 of 24 passes for 166 yards with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception to lead the Crimson Tide back from two 13-point deficits during Alabama’s 26-23 win. To cap off his performance,
Tagovailoa threw a game-winning 41-yard touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith to silence the pro-Georgia crowd in Atlanta. Not surprisingly, the freshman received lots of attention after the Crimson Tide claimed another national title. Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde spoke to Tagovailoa and unearthed this fascinating nugget: the player spoke in tongues to keep calm during a high-pressure second half against the Bulldogs. FULL STORY
|Erotic Clothing Store’s New ‘Covergirl’ Is a Nine-Year-Old Boy Dressed as Drag Queen
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 11:15 AM PST
House of Mann, an erotic gay BDSM clothing store, has been accused of sexualizing children after they used a nine-year-old boy dressed as a drag queen to model for them. The nine-year-old drag queen who goes by the name “Queen Lactatia,” stands sexualized in the photos, wearing a sequin onesie. After users on Facebook and Twitter complained about the company sexualizing children for an erotic brand,
House of Mann owner Brandon Hilton declared, “[I] woke up to countless tweets telling me ‘kill yourself’ and calling me a ‘pedo’ after we announced 9-year-old drag superstar Lactatia as our new HOUSE OF MANN covergirl… If you can’t handle a kid in a sequin onesie, maybe the future isn’t for you!” READ MORE
|How Prayer and Fasting can accelerate your physical healing!
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 11:01 AM PST
(By Ricky Scaparo
) In this message we will show you how entering a season of prayer and fasting can bring divine health and healing in your physical bodies! Watch the video below for more:
|Facebook Removes ‘Warriors for Christ’ Page (AGAIN) for Citing Policy on Bullying, Hate Speech
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 09:58 AM PST
Facebook has unpublished the Facebook page associated with the pre-denominational Christian ministry “Warriors for Christ,” an organization that opposes homosexuality and abortion, on grounds that it violated its community standards on bullying and hate speech. Warriors for Christ
, a West Virginia-based ministry that stands unapologetically opposed to all sinful behavior, no longer has access to its main Facebook page that had over 225,000 followers.
The main Warriors for Christ Facebook page, which is often used to post memes that lash out against society’s embrace of things like LGBT rights and abortion, and is used to facilitate the organization’s video ministry led by Pastor Rich Penkoski, was initially removed by the social media giant on Dec. 29. Although the Facebook page was reinstated on Jan. 2 after an online petition was launched calling for Facebook to republish the page, Facebook administrators again took the Warriors for Christ page down last Friday. READ MORE
|Jennifer Hudson Says the Bible Changed Her Life
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 09:38 AM PST
Jennifer Hudson says the Bible has changed her life. The 36-year-old Oscar-winning singer and actress is gearing up to be a coach on “The Voice U.K.,” on ITV this month. While doing her promotional rounds, Hudson spoke to The Guardian about the impact of Bible has made on her life. “Which book changed your life,” The Guardian asked Hudson in a rapid-fire Q&A style interview, to which the entertainer responded, “The Bible. I’ve been reading it since I was little and it hasn’t failed me yet.” The
singer has been vocal about her faith has helped her to overcome tragic event in her life, such as the murder of her mother, older brother and 7-year-old nephew in 2008. “It (faith) was the ultimate help to me. We always said: ‘If He brings you to it, He will bring you through it,’” Hudson said in a previous interview with The Guardian in 2014. “There would be no point in faith if it wasn’t tested. My mother always told me no matter how negative your life seems to be, you must always look for a positive. That is what I believe a woman of faith should do.” READ MORE
|Heavy snowfall affects 2.3 million people, kills 21 and destroys 700 homes in China
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 07:21 AM PST
Two rounds of very heavy snowfall hit China’s eastern and central regions since January 2, 2018, with freezing rain in Guizhou, Hunan and Jiangxi. 21 people were killed and millions affected, as of January 8, 2018. Heavy snowfall affecting the provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Shanxi, and Chongqing Municipality destroyed over 700 houses and damaged nearly 2 800, China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs said.
In total, 2.3 million people were affected, 21 died, 3 700 were evacuated and relocated and 14 000 needed emergency life assistance, the ministry said. Severe weather affected 233 100 ha (576 000 acres) of crops, of which it destroyed 81 000 ha (200 155 acres). The direct economic loss, since January 2, is US $854 million (5.5 billion yuan). The worst affected is Anhui province, where heavy snowfall affected 1.5 million people and killed 18. 300 houses in the province collapsed and 1 100 were damaged. READ MORE
|6 Bible Verses That Should Make Us Think Twice About Everything That Comes Out of Our Mouths
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 07:15 AM PST
Words matter. The power of the tongue is often underestimated, though modern culture — not to mention human history — is littered with examples that show just how much havoc careless words can wreak. The old “sticks and stones will break by bones, but words will never hurt me” adage is nice in theory, but the reality is that many people face deep wounds due to the hurtful proclamations that come from those around them, including friends and loved ones.
Furthermore, negative, nasty and unrestrained language does serious damage to the person uttering it as well. Mistakes and errors can happen amid anger, but the Bible makes it pretty clear how we should manage and contain our rhetoric. In fact, the scriptures are filled with scores of verses that should make us all pause and think a little deeper about what we’re spewing: Here are some of those scriptures, presented via the New International Version of the Bible: CONTINUE
|Discovery of Ancient DNA Said to Support Biblical ‘Tower of Babel’ Narrative
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 07:07 AM PST
An incredible discovery of human DNA in Alaska has given scientists reason to believe the validity of the Biblical narrative of the mass spreading of people from the Tower of Babel. Genesis 11:1-9 tells us that the entire world once had “one language and a common speech,” and that people eventually came up with what they believed to be a fantastic idea: build a city with a tower that stretched all the way up to the heavens.
But once God saw what they were doing, He took action and confused their speech so that they could not understand each another. “The Lord said, ‘If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other,’” verses 6 and 7 reads. MORE
|Mysterious bright flash and ‘ground shaking explosion’ over Russia…
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 06:53 AM PST
A mysterious bright flash turned night into day over a huge area of Russia – sparking fears the US had launched a strike on North Korea. The explosion of light accompanied by the ‘ground shaking’ was also blamed on a UFO visitation or a meteor exploding in the atmosphere. The phenomenon was seen and felt over thousands of miles in Russia, but was especially evident in three regions Bashkortostan, Udmurtia, and Tatarstan.
Russian officials and scientists immediately denied that there had been a Russian missile test or any reported space rock crashing to earth. Videos show how for a few moments the dark night sky – just after midnight in the Urals – was lit up, turning a vivid blue as if on a bright summer’s day. ‘It lit the night sky from side to side, making it look brighter than daylight,’ said one account. READ MORE
|Ibuprofen linked to male infertility
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 06:39 AM PST
Ibuprofen has a negative impact on the testicles of young men, a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found. When taking ibuprofen in doses commonly used by athletes, a small sample of young men developed a hormonal condition that typically begins, if at all, during middle age. This condition is linked to reduced fertility. Advil and Motrin are two brand names for ibuprofen, an over-the-counter pain reliever. CNN has contacted Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, the makers of both brands, for comment.
The Consumer Healthcare Products Association, a trade group that represents manufacturers of over-the-counter medications and supplements, “supports and encourages continued research and promotes ongoing consumer education to help ensure safe use of OTC medicines,” said Mike Tringale, a spokesman for the association. “The safety and efficacy of active ingredients in these products has been well documented and supported by decades of scientific study and real-world use.” READ MORE
|New Push For EU Superstate Army
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 06:36 AM PST
It’s called PESCO. It stands for the Permanent Structured Co-Operation and is a treaty among EU nations providing a framework for a mutual defense that many EU superstate proponents have been pushing for a long time. Technically, it is not a European army, per se, but many consider it a necessary first step as it requires each country to strengthen its military assets and defense capabilities and cooperate if needed. There are plans for enhanced joint training, streamlining of cross-border military
operations, and medical operations. It establishes a defense fund for procurement of weapons and the development of “rapid reaction forces,” armed with tanks and drones. The initial funding will include a 5 billion-euro ($5.83 billion dollar) defense fund. PESCO allows for integrated armed forces, a combined pool of Defense spending, and the creation of a joint command headquarters. European Union Foreign Affairs Chief Federica Mogherini said the pact will focus not just on military cooperation, but also on cyber-security. READ MORE
|Working muscles grown in lab in world first…
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 06:31 AM PST
The breakthrough holds promise for understanding and treating rare muscular diseases. Muscles were grown using skin cells that had been “reprogrammed” to an original state, in which they are referred to as pluripotent stem cells. These cells can then be encouraged to grow into muscle cells by flooding them with a substance called Pax7. The new research was published in the journal Nature Communications
“It’s taken years of trial and error, making educated guesses and taking baby steps to finally produce functioning human muscle from pluripotent stem cells,” said Dr Lingjun Rao, a biomedical engineer at Duke University who co-authored the study. Having produced muscle cells in this way, the scientists provided them with structural support and nourishment that allowed them to become functioning muscle. Not only did this muscle respond to chemical and electrical signals just like living muscle, the scientists were able to implant it into mice, with some success. READ MORE
|Credit card debt hits new record, raising warning sign…
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 06:25 AM PST
Americans’ outstanding credit card debt hit a new record in November, highlighting a more confident U.S. consumer but also flashing a warning signal of potential trouble down the road. Revolving credit, mostly credit cards, increased by $11.2 billion to $1.023 trillion, the Federal Reserve said Monday. That nudged the figure past the $1.021 trillion highwater mark reached in April 2008, just before the housing and credit bubbles burst.
Over the past year, revolving credit has surged by $55.1 billion, or 5.7%, according to the Fed and Contingent Macro Research. Non-revolving credit, such as auto and student loans, rose by $16.8 billion to $2.8 trillion in November. The new all-time-high for credit card debt doesn’t pose the risks to the economy that existed in 2008 because incomes are higher, says UBS Credit Strategist Stephen Caprio. The ratio of credit card debt to U.S. gross domestic product is about 5%, compared with 6.5% in 2008, he says. READ MORE
|Wall St Rising Euphoria May Spell Trouble for Stock Market…
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 06:21 AM PST
Euphoria on Wall Street that stocks can just keep on building on record highs is getting so stratospheric that it’s reaching levels that previously signaled a slump. Analysts are ratcheting up their forecasts for U.S. corporate profits at the fastest pace in more than 10 years, according to the research firm Bespoke Investment Group. And that’s happening, unusually, right in the run-up to an earnings-season kick-off. While the upgrades could be taken as a positive reflection on the economy’s outlook,
in the past such bullish analyst sentiment has served as a precursor to a market decline. The last time the gap between analysts lifting forecasts and those lowering estimates was this wide was in May 2010. The divergence at the time widened after the U.S. S&P 500 Index had climbed more than 10 percent over the previous three months. Just before analyst sentiment peaked, stock prices also topped out, and the index slid more than 15 percent. READ MORE