New Age Oprah Mocks God and Jesus on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert hosted a blasphemous segment with New Age Oprah that they called, “‘Oprah Winfrey gets some career advice from a slightly less famous figure: the Lord.” During the show, they openly mocked God and Jesus.
US Ambassador Friedman criticizes Palestinian silence after terror attacks
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman knocked the Palestinian Authority’s silence in the wake of two recent terrorist attacks in a tweet… “Tragedy in Israel. 2 young soldiers, Netanel Kahalani and Ziv Daos, murdered in the North, and father of 4, Adiel Kolman, murdered in Jerusalem, by Palestinian terrorists. Such brutality and no condemnation from the PA! I pray for the families and the wounded – so much sadness,” he tweeted.
Kurdish shock and Turkish celebration as Afrin falls to the Turks
“Disgust and anger, and fear for the innocent people of Afrin is all I feel at this moment,” one Kurdish sympathizer wrote on Twitter. “The world stood by, their silence tacit complicity, as Russia, Turkey and Iran destroyed the last part of Syria wholly untouched by war. And for what?” On Sunday the city of Afrin and most of the province around it in northwestern Syria fell to the Turkish army and the Syrian rebel groups it supports.
Australia bushfire: Dozens of buildings feared lost in Tathra
More than 70 homes and buildings are feared to have been destroyed in a bushfire in Australia, authorities say. The fast-moving fire engulfed the New South Wales (NSW) coastal town of Tathra late on Sunday local time. Authorities said locals were evacuated to a nearby town and there were no reports of anyone missing.
Russia election: Muted Western reaction to Putin victory
World leaders are congratulating Vladimir Putin on his election for a new six-year term as Russian president. Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country’s partnership with Russia was at its “best level in history”. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to congratulate Mr Putin soon but no other Western leaders have yet done so, amid tensions over the poisoning of an ex-spy in the UK.
Venezuela town issues own currency amid cash shortages
Amid an acute national shortage of banknotes, the town of Elorza in western Venezuela has started issuing its own paper currency. Local officials said that the currency would make it easier for residents and visitors to trade during the town’s festivities, which start on Monday. They said rampant hyperinflation and a scarcity of bolivares, the national currency, had affected trade in Elorza.
French consulate worker ‘smuggled arms from Gaza’
A French citizen employed at the country’s consulate in Jerusalem will appear in court on Monday charged with smuggling weapons to Palestinians. Israel’s Shin Bet security agency said Romain Franck, 23, was arrested in February. The agency said he used a diplomatic car to evade detection as he smuggled arms from Gaza to the West Bank.
Stem cell transplant ‘game changer’ for MS patients
Doctors say a stem cell transplant could be a “game changer” for many patients with multiple sclerosis. Results from an international trial show that it was able to stop the disease and improve symptoms. It involves wiping out a patient’s immune system using cancer drugs and then rebooting it with a stem cell transplant.
Facebook may have violated FTC privacy deal
Two former federal officials who crafted the landmark consent decree governing how Facebook handles user privacy say the company may have violated that decree when it shared information from tens of millions of users with a data analysis firm that later worked for President Trump’s 2016 campaign.
China to ban citizens with bad ‘social credit’ rating from taking flights or using trains for up to a year
…People who would be put on the restricted lists included those found to have committed acts like spreading false information about terrorism and causing trouble on flights, as well as those who used expired tickets or smoked on trains, according to two statements issued on the National Development and Reform Commission’s website on Friday.
U.S. tariffs, China trade tensions overshadow G20 finance meeting
Worries about the potential for a U.S.-China trade war and frustration over U.S. President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs threatened to dominate a gathering of finance leaders this week amid strengthening growth. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin…will be in a position of defending Trump’s trade plans against widespread criticism from G20 partners.
Chinese government-appointed bishops back Vatican-China deal
Chinese bishops appointed by the country’s communist government are voicing support for the Vatican’s dealings with China that may allow the government to decide who becomes bishop. Bishop Peter Fang Jianping of Tangshan said he was confident that the Chinese government and the Vatican will soon reach an agreement on appointment of bishops, reported Eurasia Review on Tuesday. Bishop Fang said that Catholics a should support President Xi proposed sinicization of religion “because we, as citizens of the country, should first be a citizen and then have religion and beliefs.”
The secret to winning America’s new civil war
Such compromise was possible only because, underlying the give and take between liberal and conservative, most Americans were on the same page culturally and religiously: Deep down, pretty much everyone embraced our country’s Judeo-Christian moral foundation. Not anymore. You cannot understand America solely through a political lens anymore. A new California law, SB 219, signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, says you can be thrown into prison for 12 months for failing to use the correct transgender pronoun….we are way beyond politics and into genuine madness.
Tropical Cyclone Marcus slams parts of Australia
At least 26,000 people are without power in the northern Australian city of Darwin after a tropical cyclone slammed into the area. The storm, named Marcus, is believed to be the strongest cyclone to hit the city in 30 years.
North Korea ‘in talks to free US detainees’ as diplomacy escalates
North Korea is in talks with the US and Sweden to release three jailed Americans, reports said, as diplomatic activities intensified ahead of Pyongyang’s planned summits with Washington and Seoul. The release of the three Korean-Americans is under discussion through multiple channels more than a week after President Donald Trump agreed to meet the North’s Kim Jong Un, the reports said.
So Long to the Iran Deal
Tillerson had been engaged in a months-long defense of the Iran nuclear deal that finally reached an impasse when he took Europe’s side in debates over the agreement. As Trump said later, he and his secretary of state disagreed on important policies such as withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and putting “maximum pressure” on North Korea. When you add his backing of the Iran deal, widespread criticism of his management style, and the fact that he is said to have called his boss a moron, it’s a wonder Tillerson made it this far.
The impending embassy move’s effects on Israeli, Palestinian ties with U.S.
“I put the word out that I may do it. I was hit by more countries and more pressure and more people calling, begging me, ‘Don’t do it. Don’t do it,’” Trump said. “I said we have to do it. It’s the right thing to do. We have to do it. And I did it.” Initially, US ambassador David Friedman and a small staff will set up their offices in the existing American consular building in the Arnona neighborhood in west Jerusalem. That Arnona building will then temporarily become America’s official embassy, even though the majority of American diplomats will remain at the current embassy building in Tel Aviv, on Hayarkon St..
Edward Snowden: Facebook Is A Surveillance Company Rebranded As “Social Media”
Edward Snowden slammed Facebook in a Saturday tweet following the suspension of Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) and its political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, over what Facebook says was imporoper use of collected data. Facebook makes their money by exploiting and selling intimate details about the private lives of millions, far beyond the scant details you voluntarily post. They are not victims. They are accomplices
Fourth nor’easter this month could hit Northeast next week
A European forecast says heavy snow is possible more inland from West Virginia to upstate New York, while the American model says the storm will be more coastal — and slamming into New Jersey, Long Island and perhaps New York City.
WHO says diphtheria infected over 1,300 people in Yemen
The World Health Organization says a diphtheria outbreak in war-torn Yemen has spread rapidly nationwide and infected more than 1,300 people.
Evangelical Judge Who Refused to Marry Same-Sex Couples Handed Down Longest Suspension in History
An evangelical judge who has refused to marry same-sex couples was handed down a three-year suspension without pay Thursday by the Oregon Supreme Court, the longest suspension in the court’s history.
Watch this typical liberal explain why murdering a two-year-old infant is perfectly acceptable to leftists
Many abortion advocates try to spin their support for murdering unborn babies in the womb by claiming that it’s all about a “woman’s choice.” But the pro-death abortion cult is rapidly shedding even this rhetorical veneer,
Indian publisher features Hitler in book on ‘great leadership’
Mahahatma Gandhi, Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela would likely be dismayed at being put in the same category as Adolf Hitler – but that is exactly the case in an Indian children’s book about “inspiring leaders.”
FEEDING THE WORLD: Israel Makes Deserts Bloom Around the Globe
Israeli pioneers transformed an arid land into fertile green farmlands. Now Israelis are bringing the gift of water to nations around the world.
Russia Claims US Deploys Warships For Imminent Attack On Syria, Trains Militants For False Flag Attack
Moscow and Damascus have repeatedly warned about upcoming chemical provocations
Grassroots effort that ‘defeated evil empire’ rekindled
Tactics by Save Soviet Jewry now deployed to help persecuted Christians
‘Army of Islam’ would be world’s biggest military
When Turkey’s semi-official newspaper Yeni Safak called for urgent action in forming a 57-nation “Army of Islam” to besiege and attack Israel, a suggestion undoubtedly approved with at least a wink and nod by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, it would signal the possible intent to create the largest military force on the planet – one nearly as large as the total population of the Jewish state.
Abortionist Who Said She Cuts Unborn Babies’ Cords So They Can’t Scream Deletes Her Post Abortionist Leah Torres deleted her brutally honest tweet about killing unborn babies this week after it resulted in a lot of bad publicity for the abortion industry.
Senate Judiciary Dem calls on Zuckerberg to testify before committee
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Saturday called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the Senate Judiciary committee following reports that a data firm took Facebook users private information for President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Trump Asked Saudi King For $4 Billion So US Troops Can Leave Syria
The Washington Post has revealed that President Trump attempted to extricate US troops from Syria by asking ally Saudi Arabia to foot the bill for postwar reconstruction and “stabilization” projects in the area of northeast Syria currently occupied by US coalition forces, to the tune of $4 billion. The deal would involve US allies like Saudi Arabia moving into a lead position regarding coalition policy in Syria, while hastening a US exit.
(Terrence P. Jeffrey – CNSNews) – The Internal Revenue Service in 2011 through 2016 documented more than 1.3 million cases of identity theft perpetrated by illegal aliens whom the IRS had given Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN), which are only given to people who are ineligible to work in the United States or receive Social Security Numbers, according to information published by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration(TIGTA).
However, in response to inquiries from CNSNews.com, the IRS could not say if it had referred even one of these cases for criminal prosecution.
Foer interjected that Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, had quipped, “We want Google to be the third half of your brain.” That, my friend, is a chilling and absolutely accurate sentiment in the tech world. 
Foer told Carlson, “We’re not just merging with the machines. We’re merging with the companies that operate those machines, that run those machines. And so, they’re able to impose their values onto us through them.”
“Let justice be done though the heavens should fall.” —John Adams (1777)
ZeroHedge Frontrunning: March 19
- EU, U.K. Reach Brexit Transition Deal (Read More)
- ECB debate shifting to interest rate path from QE (Read More)
- Trump’s Attacks on Mueller Prompt Senator Warnings (Read More)
- EU lawmakers to investigate alleged misuse of Facebook users’ data (Read More)
- Congress Braces for Battle Over Massive Spending Bill (Read More)
- Zuckerberg Under Pressure Over Breach, Facebook Shares Fall (Read More)
- Facebook Ignites Debate Over Third-Party Access to User Data (Read More)
- Weakening FANG Stocks Stir Overnight Volatility in U.S. Futures (Read More)
- Hedge Funds Suffer Worst Month in Two Years (Read More)
- Powell’s Fed to show policy caution, shun political friction (Read More)
- For Companies in Puerto Rico, Return to Business as Usual is Painfully Slow (Read More)
- Trump Calls for Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers to Combat Opioids (Read More)
- Higher Deposit Rates May Finally Be Coming to Your Bank Account (Read More)
- Russian Observers Charge Fraud in Putin’s Landslide Re-Election (Read More)
- ‘Where can I buy?’ – Google makes push to turn product searches into cash (Read More)
- Supermarket Casualties Begin to Pile Up in Amazon-Fueled Battle (Read More)
- Grubhub Expands Pact With Yelp, Aiming for Cheaper Deliveries (Read More)
- Wynn Attorney Claims Woman Advanced Extortionist Demands (Read More)
Headlines – 3/19/2018
PA blasts American policy of ‘dictates’ – PA bureau in charge of foreign affairs says Washington is biased in favor of Israel and thwarts the efforts to achieve peace
The Palestinian fuse is getting shorter – With an empty diplomatic toolbox, the Palestinians feel terror is the only thing they have left
Israeli military destroys two Hamas terror tunnels in Gaza
Netanyahu warns donors to Gaza their aid money is being ‘buried’ in tunnels
Destroyed tunnels and border bombs: Hamas and Israel dangerously close to another Gaza war
2 French consulate employees suspected of smuggling Hamas arms
Israeli man killed in Jerusalem terror stabbing
Shin Bet: Stabber was in Jerusalem on a permit, looking for work
Army said mulling moving security fence to split car-ramming suspect’s hometown
Israeli tech takes on Judea and Samaria rock terror
After 26 years, Argentine government joins ceremony to commemorate terrorist attack on Israeli embassy
Former Soviet refusenik Natan Sharansky named Israel Prize recipient for ‘ingathering of the exiles’
Egypt: 4 troops, 36 Islamic militants killed in Sinai battle
Syria prepares against a US offensive
Syria’s President Assad visits troops on Ghouta’s front line
Rebels in Syria’s eastern Ghouta discussing ceasefire with UN – statement
Kurdish militia vows to make Afrin ‘an ongoing nightmare’ for Turks
Syria war: Turkish-led forces oust Kurdish fighters from heart of Afrin
Turkey claims Afrin city centre is under ‘total’ control
Gargash: Qatar paid up to $1 bln in funds to terrorist groups
Egypt and UAE: Quartet stands firm on 13 demands for Qatar
Trump prepares for visit by Saudi prince who has rocked the kingdom
‘Only death’ can stop him: Saudi’s crown prince in his own words
Saudi Crown Prince Must Answer For Atrocities In Yemen
Saudi, US forces continue military training exercises
Arab coalition to show new evidence of Iran arming Yemen’s Houthis
Trump will nix Iran nuke deal, senior Republican predicts
Trump’s firings signal hawkish turn on North Korea and Iran
US, South Korea, Japan discuss denuclearization, summits
North Korea to hold informal talks with U.S., South Korea in Helsinki
North Korea, US representatives to meet in Finland
Putin: Russia’s post-Soviet tsar
Putin wins fourth term with 73.9% of vote – exit poll
Putin storms to landslide election win as opposition cries foul
In Russian election, some people say they were ordered to vote
Putin rejects spy attack claims, as chemical weapons experts head to UK
Putin: Russia ready to help in UK ex-spy probe
Russia has secret chemical weapons hoard, says Boris Johnson
Britain accuses Russia of secretly stockpiling deadly nerve agent used in attack
Trump heats simmering Russia probe grievances to boil
Trump’s tweetstorm against Comey, McCabe hints at firing of Mueller
US Republican senators warn Trump not to end Russia probe
Republicans to Trump: Let Mueller do his job
CIA admits to spying on Senate staffers
Facebook is facing its biggest test ever and its lack of leadership could sink the company
After package bombs, another explosion injures 2 in Austin, Texas
Deadly Austin bombings were ‘meant to send a message,’ police chief says
Why Self-Driving Vehicles Are Going to Deliver Pizzas Before People
On a cloudless day, Israel breaks its solar power production record
5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Lemito, Indonesia
5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Norsup, Vanuatu
5.1 magnitude earthquake hits South of Tonga
5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Kuril’sk, Russia
5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Bandar-e Ganaveh, Iran
5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Hasaki, Japan
Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft
Aoba volcano on Vanuatu erupts to 12,000ft
Series of Potential Geyser Eruptions Reported at Yellowstone National Park
Forecasters predict ‘atmospheric river’ will hit Southern California this week
Southern California burn areas may face major mud flows at midweek
D.C. lawmaker says recent snowfall caused by ‘Rothschilds controlling the climate’
DC councilman apologizes for promoting conspiracy theory that weather is controlled by Jews
As experts warn of global infectious diseases timebomb, Colombia records its first measles case in years
Two polio workers killed in attack in Pakistan
Dubai tests vaccine to rid camels of deadly disease easily transmitted to humans
John Oliver Trolls Vice President Mike Pence With Gay Children’s Book of His Pet Bunny
|Facebook facing lawsuits for censorship
Posted: 19 Mar 2018 06:16 AM PDT
(By Nate Brown) I never thought I’d see the day when our country would come to a place where we were not allowed to share our views, thoughts, beliefs, and opinions. This is a wake-up call for all Americans! Our freedom of speech is disappearing before our eyes. If we don’t fight for our rights, our children will greatly suffer. There are so many areas where our freedom of speech is being stripped, but the biggest place where it’s happening the most is good ol’ Facebook.
If people can post death threats and violent graphic photos of sex, (which should be illegal) on their Facebook page, others who post stories of God’s truth and hope should also be allowed – if not featured posts. I have personally had my videos blocked on Facebook as well as people filling my inbox telling me they can’t share my posts or like my posts. I could really care less about if they hit the LIKE button. I want people to be able to share the content that I produce. Many other close friends are having the same issues on Facebook. However, one bold warrior for Christ, Pastor Rich Penkoski is in the midst of a lawsuit with the state of West Virginia and soon Facebook due to what recently transpired on his page. CONTINUE
|Police Urging Austin, TX residents to stay inside following multiple explosions
Posted: 19 Mar 2018 05:51 AM PDT
Police told residents of a neighborhood in southwest Austin to stay at home until 10 a.m. (11 a.m. ET) Monday after the fourth explosion in less than a month hit Texas’ capital, injuring two men. In a late-night news conference on Sunday, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley raised the possibility that a tripwire triggered the device in Travis County. “We will not be able to send school buses into the neighborhood on Monday,” he said. “In addition to that, we’re going to ask the residents in the Travis County neighborhood to stay in your homes tomorrow morning and give us the opportunity to process the scene once the sun comes up.”
The men hurt in Sunday’s blast — both in their 20s — were being treated for non-life threatening injuries, officials said. Manley asked the community “to have an extra level of vigilance and pay attention to any suspicious device whether it be a package, a bag, a backpack, anything that looks out of place and do not approach it.” Police are working under the belief that the incident is related to a string of unsolved package bombings this month which killed two and injured two others, though that has not yet been confirmed. READ MORE
|Jim Caviezel Believes He’s ‘Called’ to Play Biblical Roles to Show Hollywood Christ
Posted: 19 Mar 2018 05:44 AM PDT
Hollywood actor Jim Caviezel is gearing up for the release of his new film, “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” and says he feels called to make Christian films and share the love of Jesus Christ throughout his industry. “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” hits theaters March 23rd and will bring to life the story of Saul of Tarsus, who was known for persecuting and murdering Christians but went on to become one of the most powerful and important figures of the Church after he encountered Jesus on the road to Damascus.
Caviezel said he wanted to do this film because it’s the “most important genre” for this time. “Often times when we think about conversion, it’s not necessarily going to make us wealthier but it’ll do one thing, it’ll give us a heart filled with just great joy that we’ve been lacking,” Caviezel told the Christian Post at the National Religious Broadcasters’ convention on March 1. “Certainly, in my industry, I’ve seen so many that are wealthy but are dead,” he continued. “My Lord’s message to me was, ‘Ok you felt my love come through you. You can’t judge them, you have to be love for them because that’s the only Christ they’re going to know.’” READ MORE
|DEVELOPING: 4TH Explosion strikes Austin, TX – 2 Injured
Posted: 19 Mar 2018 05:24 AM PDT
An explosion that injured two men in southwest Austin on Sunday night–the fourth explosion this month–was possibly set off by a trip wire. It happened in the 4800 block of Dawn Song Drive near Mopac and 290 around 8:45 p.m. Sunday. There were reports of additional explosions in the same neighborhood, but those have not yet been confirmed.
Austin Police are urging residents in the area of Dawn Song Drive to stay in their homes until given the “all clear” by officers. APD Chief Brian Manley says residents within half mile radius of Dawn Song Drive are advised to stay inside or avoid the area until daylight, and that police are investigating a second item–a backpack–found in the neighborhood. READ MORE
|Atheist Activist Group Demands Pastor End Lunchtime Bible Study at School Immediately!
Posted: 18 Mar 2018 10:17 AM PDT
One of the nation’s most conspicuous atheist activist groups is seeking to stop an Ohio pastor from holding a voluntary lunchtime Bible study for students at a local middle school. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently sent a letter to the superintendent of the Indian Creek School District to assert that it is unconstitutional for the district to allow Bobbyjon Bauman of the Valley Youth Network to offer the study during school hours at Indian Creek Middle School. The
group further called the pastor’s gospel presentations “predatory conduct.” “It is unconstitutional for the district to offer religious leaders access to befriend and proselytize students during the school day on school property,” FFRF wrote. “This predatory conduct is inappropriate and should raise many red flags. The district cannot allow its schools to be used as recruiting grounds for churches during the school day.” READ MORE
|Extreme drought kills more than 700,000 animals so far this year in Mongolia
Posted: 18 Mar 2018 10:11 AM PDT
More than 700,000 animals have died in Mongolia this year due to dzud, a brutal natural disaster unique to Mongolia where a summer drought combines with a harsh winter and vast numbers of livestock die from either starvation or cold. As of March 7, snowfall covered up to 50% of the country, with 66 administrative subdivisions in 12 provinces experiencing dzud or near dzud conditions, Mongolian National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring said in a statement,
adding that a total of 710,740 animals died so far this year. Among the provinces, Khovd and Uvs in the west, Khuvsgul in the northwest, as well as Khentii in the east registered the highest rates of animal death. A prolonged period of severe dry weather between mid-May and end of July 2017, intensified by extremely high temperatures in June, damaged large swatches of cropped areas and caused a severe deterioration of pastures and rangeland conditions, FAO/WFP reported on December 22, 2017. READ MORE