French President Emmanuel Macron’s arrival in the U.S. kicks off a crucial week for European leaders in an uphill battle to convince Donald Trump to stay in the Iran nuclear deal.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif suggested a show of respect from President Donald Trump could help yield a prisoner swap.
The U.S. softened its position on sanctions against Russia’s United Co. Rusal, sparking a plunge in aluminum prices.
Bloomberg has compiled the most comprehensive audit to date of China’s presence in Europe. It shows that China has bought or invested in assets amounting to at least $318 billion over the past 10 years. The continent saw roughly 45 percent more China-related activity than the U.S. during this period, in dollar terms.
Syrian government forces moved to cut off Islamic State militants in southern Damascus from nearby rebel-held suburbs in an attempt to force the extremists to surrender or evacuate the district, state media reported.
Chinese hackers have targeted Japanese defense companies, possibly to get information on Tokyo’s policy toward resolving the North Korean nuclear impasse, according to cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc.
Now Amazon is working on another big bet: robots for the home. The retail giant has embarked on an ambitious, top-secret plan to build a domestic robot, codenamed “Vesta,” after the Roman goddess of the hearth, home and family.
Remington Outdoor Co.,the U.S. firearms and ammunition juggernaut will likely go up for sale directly following its bankruptcy. Certain stakeholders, some of whom haven’t been publicly identified, have already started putting out feelers for potential strategic buyers.
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China’s foreign ministry says 32 Chinese citizens and four North Koreans have been killed in a traffic accident in southern North Korea.
South Korea has ordered the loudspeakers positioned at the border with North Korea turned off, ahead of the inter-Korean summit due to take place at the truce village of Panmunjom on Friday.
A heavily militarized police force of some 400 officers aggressively patrolled a small neo-Nazi rally in this city 40 miles southwest of Atlanta on Saturday and arrested about 10 counter protesters, many for the crime of wearing a mask.
A warning stems from romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona and shipped across the country, the with CDC telling grocery stores, restaurants, and consumers not to eat the lettuce amid E. coli outbreak unless they can be certain it didn’t come from that area. The E. coli outbreak that has infected 53 people across 16 states, including 31 hospitalizations.
At least eleven migrants died at sea and another 263 were rescued on Sunday in two separate operations off the coast of Libya, the country’s navy said.
Air strikes by a Saudi-led military coalition killed at least 20 people attending a wedding in a village in northwestern Yemen late on Sunday.
Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigned unexpectedly on Monday, an apparent move to bring to an end massive anti-government protests.
Leading Chinese firms including e-commerce giant Alibaba were heavily criticised Monday for gender discrimination in job adverts in a new report which said the landscape for the female workforce in China was deteriorating.
An Islamic State suicide bomber attacked a voter registration center in Afghanistan’s capital on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, officials said.
Officials in Peru are investigating the lynching of a Canadian man in the remote Amazon region of Peru.
Miguel Díaz-Canel has been sworn in as Cuba’s new president, replacing Raúl Castro who took over from his ailing brother Fidel in 2006. There was “no room in Cuba for those who strive for the restoration of capitalism” he said in his inaugural address.
The Finnish government decided not to expand a limited trial in paying people a basic income, which has drawn much international interest. Currently 2,000 unemployed Finns are receiving a flat monthly payment of $685 as basic income. “The eagerness of the government is evaporating. They rejected extra funding [for it],” said Olli Kangas, one of the experiment’s designers.
Germany’s junior partner in the ruling coalition, the Social Democrats (SPD), has elected its first female leader in the party’s 154-year history.
Iran’s central bank has banned other banks from dealing in crypto-currencies, over concerns the technology could be used illegally.
A demand from atheists that the IRS bill churches and other religious organizations a total of some $1 billion would violate freedom of worship and destroy many congregations.
Chinese-made smartphones that the heads of U.S. intelligence have urged Americans not to buy are being sold to service members across Germany at on-base exchange facilities.
Twitter reportedly blocked a British pro-life activist with Down Syndrome for more than 24 hours after she posted pro-life pictures.
Last week, President Trump announced a plan to deploy troops from the National Guard to the southern border in an attempt to stop the influx of illegal activity in the region. Critics of the move were vocal in their condemnations, claiming it was excessive and subtly racist in nature. The decision, while controversial, is not without precedent, as Presidents Obama and Bush each enacted similar measures during their times in office.
The Briefing — Monday, April 23, 2018
1) Transfer of power in Cuba proves that some of the worst and deadliest ideas seem to persist the longest
New York Times (Azam Ahmed) –
Cubans Doubt a Change at the Top Will Bring Change at the Bottom
Miami Herald (Nora Gámez Torres) –
Video offers rare glimpse of hardline ideology from presumed next leader of Cuba
2) As socialism resurges in the United States, many who identify as socialists don’t really know what socialism is
New York Times (Farah Stockman) –
‘Yes, I’m Running as a Socialist.’ Why Candidates Are Embracing the Label in 2018
3) Why religious organizations’ right to hire people devoted to their religious beliefs is vital to religious liberty
Washington Post (Karla L. Miller) –
Work Advice: Facing termination at a religious nonprofit because of a change of faith
News – 4/23/2018
ANALYSIS: Who will side with whom if Syria explodes?
If anything is going to set off a major conflagration in Syria, it won’t be the recent bombing of Assad’s chemical plants by the US, UK and France, over his military’s use of chemical weapons, all indications are that the spark will come from Iran’s arrogant military activities. With the Iranians controlling Lebanon’s borders through its proxy Hezbollah, plus having its troops and militias in virtual control of Iraq, the regime is now in the final stages of taking over Syria, with Bashar al-Assad confined to being the mullah’s puppet.
Iran Says It’s Ready to Attack Israel at Any Moment
Should Israel continue to interfere with Iran’s efforts to establish a firm military foothold in Syria, the Jewish state will face overwhelming retaliation, according to Brigadier General Hossein Salami, commander-in-chief of the Revolutionary Guards. Iran’s Mehr news agency quoted Salami as telling gathering in Tehran: “Our fingers are on the trigger and the missiles are ready to launch, at any moment that the enemy wants to start something against us, we will launch. We have learned methods of overcoming our enemies. We can target our enemies’ vital interests wherever we want.”
Russia to move air defenses to Syria ‘soon,’ warns Israel against attack
Russia will supply Syria with S-300 anti-aircraft defense systems “soon,” a senior Russian official told the Kommersant newspaper on Monday, warning Israel that it would “suffer catastrophic consequences” if it attacks the system. According to the report, the system will be supplied…for no cost and will likely…be deployed to cover Damascus and the regime’s airfields.
South Korea turns off loudspeaker broadcasts into North
South Korea has stopped broadcasting propaganda via loudspeakers along the border with North Korea, ahead of top-level talks later this week. The South has dozens of loudspeakers along the border area, which blast everything from K-pop music to news reports critical of the North. The broadcasts can be heard by the North’s troops stationed along the border and civilians in the area.
Nicaragua president scraps pension cuts after deadly riots
Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega has scrapped the changes to social security that have prompted violent protests across the country since Wednesday. Speaking on national television, Mr Ortega renewed calls for the private sector to engage in talks. But business leaders say they will only negotiate when the government stops “repression against the protests”.
French, German leaders will bring Trump the same message: Save the Iran nuclear deal
President Trump faces a European double bill this week as a crucial deadline looms for a decision on whether to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, arriving back to back, will bring a unified message: Save the deal.
Chinese smartphones cited by intelligence as security risk sold on US bases
Chinese-made smartphones that the heads of U.S. intelligence have urged Americans not to buy are being sold to servicemembers across Germany at on-base exchange facilities, despite concerns of data theft and espionage. The Huawei phones, which are being sold by TKS, an Army and Air Force Exchange Service concessionary and subsidiary of Vodaphone, could be used to gather sensitive information, according to U.S. intelligence agencies.
Israel pulls fighter jets from drill in Alaska amid tensions with Iran
The Israel Air Force has decided to scale back its participation in the Red Flag exercise amid increasing tensions on Israel’s northern border. “In light of the situational assessment by the air force it was decided to adjust the planes’ participation in the exercise,” a statement by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said, adding that “Israel’s first participation in the Red Flag exercise in Alaska will take place as planned.”
The richest 1% are on track to control two-thirds of the world’s wealth by 2030
The U.K.-based House of Commons Library said this month that, if current trends continue, the richest 1% will control nearly 66% of world’s money by 2030. Based on 6% annual growth in wealth, they would hold assets worth approximately $305 trillion, up from $140 trillion today, the Guardian reported. This follows a report released earlier this year by Oxfam, which said that just eight billionaires have as much wealth as 3.6 billion people — the poorest half of the world.
Russia’s New Energy Gamble
Having abandoned any attempt to join the Western global political order, Russia seems to have quickly found a new self-image: as the center and core of the Eurasian supercontinent, it can reach in all directions and provide a bridge between Europe and China on both ends. In this context, the Middle East has emerged as a central axis of Russia’s strategic concerns, perhaps for the first time in the country’s history.
WikiLeaks To Countersue Democrats; “Discovery Is Going To Be Amazing Fun”
WikiLeaks has hit back against a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), announcing over Twitter that they are seeking donations for a counter-suit, noting “We’ve never lost a publishing case and discovery is going to be amazing fun,” along with a link which people can use to donate to the organization. The Democrats are suing @WikiLeaks and @JulianAssange for revealing how the DNC rigged the Democratic primaries. Help us counter-sue. We’ve never lost a publishing case and discovery is going to be amazing fun:https://t.co/E1QbYJL4bB
Lavrov: Russia and China to obstruct U.S. ‘sabotage’ of Iran nuclear deal
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday he had agreed with his Chinese counterpart that Moscow and Beijing would try to block any U.S. attempt to sabotage the Iran nuclear deal, Russian state news agency TASS reported.
Comey memo “FOUO” marking is evidence of perjury
Now that the actual documents themselves have been released, not only does the fact that Comey contemporaneously emailed these to other government officials make them “government documents,” but critically, Comey’s own designations of the documents makes them “Official” documents. Apart from some of the “SECRET” designations, Comey personally and specifically designated some of the documents as “FOUO,” which means “For Official Use Only.” Therefore, Comey’s Senate Judiciary testimony that any of his memo documents were his “personal documents” and not “government” documents can be defined as perjury.
CBS Broadcasts Armed Anti-Trump Character Saying, ‘We Need to Assassinate the President’
CBS Television on Sunday night broadcast an episode of The Good Fight in which an anti-President Donald Trump character armed with a handgun said, “we need to assassinate the president” and spoke of “regime change”.
Trump State Dept. Just Issued Abortion Announcement We’ve Been Waiting For
President Donald Trump’s administration has been standing up for the unborn since day one, and it just made another huge move to protect human life — one which will be felt all over the world. On Friday, a top diplomat said the administration believes abortion “is not a human right” and will not treat it as such.
Cancer Cure Research Lab in Syria Destroyed by US Airstrikes
A research lab in Syria that was developing a cure for cancer, has been completely destroyed by US-led airstrikes.According to Syrian officials, the strikes by US forces intentionally targeted the cancer cure development institute.
France assures the Muslim world that they will continue to try and destroy Israel by pushing relentlessly for the Two-State Solution
…Following the phone conversation, Abbas declared that the PA would not allow Trump to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “We will not allow Trump or anyone else to say that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, and we will fight and we are now fighting this decision from the beginning. We will not allow any country to transfer its embassy to Israel,” the PA chairman said, according to i24news.
Russia warns Israel that they will NOT stop arming Syria, no matter what the threat is to the Jewish State
In the past few days, the Russian government has conveyed an unambiguous diplomatic message to political sources in Jerusalem that, if it should feel the need to, Russia intends to sell the advanced S-300 missile defense system to the Syrian regime.
After some of the most shocking rapes and murders against young girls in recent memory, India will now EXECUTE rapists in major crackdown
INDIA has introduced the death penalty for rapists and paedophiles after a post-mortem on a 11-year-old schoolgirl that had been raped, tortured, strangled and smothered shocked the country.
Oscars Introduce Prestigious New ‘Most Tolerable Christian Movie’ Award
At the upcoming 90th Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night, the Oscar award for “Most Tolerable Christian Movie” will be handed out for the first time, sources confirmed.
#SexEdSitOut: Parents Say, ‘Enough’ to Planned Parenthood’s ‘Pornographic’ Sex Ed
Parents in cities across the U.S. as well as Canada, Australia, and now, the U.K. are pulling their children out of schools Monday to protest what they view as “pornographic,” “gender-bending” sex ed curricula conducted and promoted by taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood.
“There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him.” —Thomas Jefferson (1785)
Jackie Alnor – When is an Idol not an Idol
Mike Oppenheimer – The origin of the word faith movement
Satanic Deception: Worshiping a Piece of Bread in the Roman Catholic Church
The Angel of Light’s Plan for World Peace
Don’t Be Gay for Jesus: Understand Why the “Bride-Groom” Metaphor Doesn’t Work for Individuals
An Ancient Description of the Early Christians
Willow Creek Promises Investigation Amid New Allegations Against Bill Hybels
Browbeating Cancer Patients: You Have Cancer Because You’ve Made It Your Buddy Says Joyce Meyer
Money Grubbing Jennifer LeClaire Rebukes Money Grubbing Prophets and Pastors
Insane Jamaican “Pastor” Shoots Up Church with Toy Gun
Author to hold signing for book on Alamo cult
Back rubs with teen girls evolved into sex; another former Modesto pastor accused
Headlines – 4/23/2018
Steven Mnuchin set to lead 250 strong US delegation at Jerusalem embassy opening
Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Expected to Attend Jerusalem Embassy Opening, Officials Say
Trump reportedly asked Netanyahu if he actually cares about peace
Hamas man reported killed, 3 injured in Gaza explosion
3 wounded after IDF opens fire on infiltrators from Gaza
Hamas fighter reported killed in Gaza tunnel collapse
Hamas accuses Fatah of ‘exploiting’ death of Gaza teen killed by IDF fire
Shin Bet: Sharp rise in settler youth ‘price tag’ attacks against Palestinians
Congress members call on US Army to buy Iron Dome
North Carolina city bans any training with Israel police or IDF
Is social-media maneuvering against pro-Israel and conservative sites?
Poland: We will always support ‘Palestinian rights’
Kosher Bacon Attempts to Break One of Israel’s Greatest Taboos
Shaked vows to help Ethiopian Jews move to Israel
With Jews Largely Gone From Iraq, Memories Survive in Israel
Steinitz: Assad will pay the price if Israel is attacked from Syria
Russian officials said to warn of ‘catastrophic’ result if Israel strikes S-300s
Satellite photos show precision of raid on Iranian military facility in Syria
Netanyahu Fires Back at Iran’s FM: ‘Huge Gap Between His Moderate Words and Revolutionary Guards’ Actions’
PM says Zarif’s ‘moderate’ talk belied by the fact of Iran’s military aggression
Israel pulls fighter jets from drill in Alaska amid tensions with Iran
Israel hints it could hit Iran’s “air force” in Syria
Israel celebrates but is war with Iran looming?
Iran Doesn’t Seek War With Israel Despite Its Illegal Actions
Russia to Israel: We will not refrain from arming Syria
Russia, China to obstruct US attempt to sabotage Iran nuclear deal
Conflict Between Iran and Israel Will Rest on Fate of the Nuclear Deal
Merkel to Israel TV: Imperfect Iran deal better than no deal
France’s President Says He Has No ‘Plan B’ for Iran Nuclear Deal
Iran nuclear deal: Macron urges Trump to stick with 2015 accord
Macron to meet Trump in Washington with Iran deal’s fate on the line
Iran’s Top Diplomat Says ‘All Options Are On The Table’ If U.S. Pulls Out Of Nuclear Deal
Despite delay, experts say any evidence in suspected Syria chemical attack likely remains
UN Security Council seeks to heal Syria divisions in Sweden
ISIS Kabul Bombing Death Toll Rises to 57, at Least 119 Wounded
Iraq Claims Airstrike on Syria Killed 36 ISIS Militants
It’s Illegal, It’s a War Crime: Chicago Protesters Against U.S.’s Strikes in Syria
Approaching Elections, Turkey’s Erdogan Gives a Master Class in Dictatorship
Saudis down new missile from Yemen rebels: state media
Afghanistan: Kabul voter centre suicide attack kills 57
Watchdog warns of humanitarian crisis in Egypt’s Sinai
Nicaragua cancels social security changes after unrest kills 26
At least 11 migrants dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast
Macron’s party divided as France debates immigration law
Trump’s travel ban faces U.S. Supreme Court showdown
Iran Warns North Korea Against Making Deals With Donald Trump
Trump says N. Korea crisis ‘a long way from conclusion’
Korean peace talks pose new challenge for Trump
South Korea says has halted propaganda broadcasts at border with North
North Korea’s nuclear pledge adds momentum to South’s preparations for summit
China is getting increasingly aggressive with Taiwan – but war would be disastrous for both sides
Corker: Democrats blocking Pompeo nomination to appease base that ‘abhors’ Trump
Trump campaign mocks DNC’s fundraising struggle as ‘conspiracy theory’
The richest 1% are on track to control two-thirds of the world’s wealth by 2030
The rich are betting they can buy their way to a longer life
Oil Is Fast Approaching $70. Is the Economy Ready for It?
5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Abepura, Indonesia
5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Baubau, Indonesia
5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Abepura, Indonesia
5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Hihifo, Tonga
5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Bitung, Indonesia
5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Calama, Chile
Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 27,000ft
Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 20,000ft
Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft
Nevados De Chillan volcano in Chile erupts to 12,000ft
Michael Bloomberg to give $4.5 million to cover US climate accord commitment
NY State Health Officials Issue Measles Warning
Health Ministry Warns of Possible Measles Outbreak in Israel
Facing legal threats, Mississippi’s last abortion clinic stands defiant
Sharing nude photos of current or ex-partners protected under First Amendment, court rules
Shooting At Tennessee Waffle House Leaves 4 Dead, Naked Suspect Flees Scene
Nashville schools in ‘lock-out’ mode as manhunt intensifies for Waffle House shooting suspect
Mexico murder rate soars with 7,667 killed in 3 months
The world’s oldest person died at 117. She was the last known person born in the 19th century.
|Parents plan ‘Sex Ed Sit Out’ to protest sexualized school curricula
Posted: 23 Apr 2018 06:50 AM PDT
Many of America’s public schools are teaching youths “pornographic” subject matter these days, some parents argue, so they’re planning a “Sex Ed Sit Out” on April 23. They want like-minded parents to keep their children at home that Monday, to send a message to local school boards and elected officials. Cities planning to participate include Charlotte, N.C.; Sacramento, Calif.; Bloomington, Ind.; Austin and
San Antonio, Texas; Spokane, Wash.; and Martinsburg, W.Va., the Washington Times reported. The effort is being run in partnership with socially conservative groups such as the Family Research Council, the American Life League and the Liberty Counsel, the Times reported. One of the sit-out organizers is Elizabeth Johnston, a North Carolina blogger who calls herself “The Activist Mommy.” She first revealed plans for the sit-out during a radio interview April 4, the Christian Post reported. READ MORE
|Thousands of Android apps track kids, Break federal law
Posted: 23 Apr 2018 06:43 AM PDT
Thousands of free Android educational apps available in the Google Play store are tracking children in violation of a major federal data-privacy law, exposing kids to targeted ads and automatic profiling. The study “Won’t Somebody Think of the Children” was published in the scholarly journal Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies. The researchers say the problems are rampant and parents are
provided a privacy analysis of each app, including the popular Google Classroom and Khan Academy. With almost no public oversight, Google quickly took over America’s classrooms by developing the “free” Google Apps for Education suite, or GAFE, and circumventing administrators, opting to go straight to teachers. Rather than pushing specific products, Google convinced educators that students’ college and career prospects could be improved by the creative use of online tools. READ MORE
|Atheists demand IRS bill churches $1 billion
Posted: 23 Apr 2018 06:38 AM PDT
A demand from atheists that the IRS bill churches and other religious organizations a total of some $1 billion would violate freedom of worship and destroy many congregations, a new court brief contends. In a case now at the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, churches are seeking to overturn a stunning district court decision by Judge Barbara Crabb. At issue is the tax exemption provided for employees whose housing is determined by their employer. That includes pastors of Christians churches and leaders
of congregations of other faiths, often referred to as the parsonage allowance. It provides that a housing allowance is not considered taxable income when the house is for the convenience of the employer. While pastors do benefit, the tax deduction also is available for workers who live overseas, employees of educational institutes, any member or former member of the uniformed services, government workers living overseas, any American citizen living abroad and others. READ MORE
|Why Christians Can’t Afford to Be Ignorant of God’s Prophetic Timeline Right Now
Posted: 23 Apr 2018 06:25 AM PDT
We are entering a period, a season, that is of tremendous prophetic importance to the entire body of Messiah. Yet, many within the body of believers have little or no expectations that something significant is set to take place. This is largely because many followers of Yeshua (Jesus) have been blinded to this profound moment on G-D’s timeline due to traditions established and handed down by those who came before us. The result of this blindness is that believers often miss out on the blessings and promises of G-
D in their lives. Those who believe in the writings of the New Testament are very familiar with what took place in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost. The Spirit of G-D was poured out on upon those in the upper room and the revival that followed that outpouring resulted in first 3000 and then 5000 people coming to faith in Yeshua as the Messiah of Israel. Yet, those same people that know the importance of the day of Pentecost regularly do little more than mention the date in passing as a part of their weekly announcements. After all, they might say, READ MORE
|Are These Undeniable Signs We Are in the End Times?
Posted: 23 Apr 2018 06:20 AM PDT
Are we living in the biblical end times? That’s a question that has consistently emerged over the past two millennia, with scores of Christians wondering when Jesus’ Second Coming will unfold. It’s a topic that famed Christian author Joel Rosenberg has often discussed, as the prophecy expert routinely shares what he believes the Bible says about the end of days. Rosenberg, author of the new book, The Kremlin Conspiracy, said during a recent appearance on PureFlix.com’s Pure Talk that he believes humanity
technically entered the last days once Jesus came, died, rose and set the gospel message into motion.
While Rosenberg said the Bible tells us not to date-set, he pointed to signs that he believes indicate that humanity is moving further toward the fulfillment of biblical prophecy. “I don’t know when, I don’t have a date … but if you look at all the prophecies … one wonders,” he said. “You see a lot of global chaos .. more Christians have been slaughtered in the last century than at any other time in human history—and that’s saying something, because we’ve been often slaughtered.” READ MORE
|RUMORS OF WAR: Israel pulls fighter jets from drill in Alaska amid tensions with Iran
Posted: 22 Apr 2018 02:05 PM PDT
According to a statement by Air Force public affairs officer Kitsana Dounglomchan, Israel’s Air Force decided not to send F-15 fighter jets to the two-week-long drill, which will run between April 26 – May 11, out of Eielson Air Force base in Fairbanks and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage. “Despite this change, we are looking forward to hosting the Israeli contingent that will be partaking in Red Flag-Alaska 18-1,” Dounglomchan was quoted by local media as saying. The Red Flag exercises take place
several times a year bringing together US and international forces for drills on realistic simulated combat situations. A statement released by Pacific Air Forces, the Alaskan Command’s higher headquarters which directs the exercise, said that over 60 aircraft “from more than a dozen units” will be taking part in the drill. Israel regularly participates in US Air Force’s main Red Flag exercises at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada …. READ MORE
|RUMORS OF WAR: Iran pledges to destroy Israel within 25 years as tensions rise
Posted: 22 Apr 2018 01:56 PM PDT
The head of Iran’s army, Abdolrahim Mousavi, threatened to “annihilate” Israel on Saturday as tensions escalated between the two countries. At a ceremony in Tehran, Mr Mousavi warned that any acts of war against his country would put his country on the offensive. “Hands are on the trigger and missiles are ready and will be launched at any moment that the enemy tries to carry out its sinister plot against (our)
lands,” Tasnim news agency quoted him as saying. His comments came a day after the Iranian Brigadier General Hossein Salami also issued a threat and said Israel could be destroyed if tensions escalate to war. Salami added Israel would “fade away” in the next 25 years despite the support it receives from the United States. READ MORE
|TICK..TICK…TICK … California fault line is ‘tectonic time bomb’ for disastrous earthquake
Posted: 22 Apr 2018 12:23 PM PDT
Residents in the San Francisco Bay Area are living along a fault that is a “ticking time bomb” that could generate an earthquake that could kill hundreds, according to a report released Wednesday. The U.S. Geological Survey said in a report called the “HayWired Scenario” that a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Hayward Fault located under Oakland could kill as many as 800 people and injure up to 18,000.
Watch the latest video at foxnews.com“This fault is what we sort of call a tectonic time bomb,” USGS earthquake geologist emeritus David Schwartz told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s just waiting to go off.” Researchers said the Hayward Fault is dangerous because it runs through “one of the most urbanized” areas in the nation, stretching along the East Bay from Richmond and Berkeley up north, through Oakland, and spanning south toward Fremont. READ MORE
|GQ Magazine Puts the Bible on List of Most Overrated Books Ever
Posted: 22 Apr 2018 12:11 PM PDT
The Bible is one of the most overrated books of all time, according to a recent article by GQ Magazine. The article, written by “the editors of GQ,” ranks the sacred text No. 12 on the list of 21 books “you don’t have to read.” “Those who have read it know there are some good parts, but overall it is certainly not the finest thing that man has ever produced. It is repetitive, self-contradictory, sententious, foolish, and even
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comat times ill-intentioned,” the article states. Fox News religion contributor Father Jonathan Morris called the list and ranking “foolish” and that “it’s a shame.” “I think what [GQ] is trying to do is say, ‘Hey listen, we need to go [in] a very different direction,’” Morris said. Other books on the list include “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “The Old Man and the Sea” and “The Catcher in the Rye.” READ MORE
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