July 5, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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President Donald Trump interviewed three possible candidates to fill a coming vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, the White House said, a day after he spoke to Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah about the job.

The Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded an extensive set of guidelines put in place under President Obama that had called on colleges and universities to consider race as a way of promoting diversity.

A Senate Intelligence Committee report released supports three U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia tried to help Donald Trump win the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The U.S. Navy stands ready to ensure freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce, a spokesman for the U.S. military’s Central Command said on Thursday, after Iran threatened to block oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz if Washington bans its oil sales.

Germany, Austria and Italy will hold talks next week on how to “shut” the southern migration route into Europe and plan to work together on that issue, Germany’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Thursday.

At least 17 people have been killed in fighting between militants from Somalia’s al Shabaab group and clan militias in the country’s central semi-autonomous region of Galmudug, residents and the group told Reuters on Thursday.

Boeing will buy a controlling stake in the commercial aircraft arm of Brazilian planemaker Embraer under a new $4.75-billion joint venture, cementing a global passenger jet duopoly.

Oil edged lower on Thursday but still stood not far off its highest in 3-1/2 years, boosted by potential disruptions to flows from Iran and the Middle East despite a fresh demand from U.S. President Donald Trump that OPEC cut prices.

The labor market is viewed as being near or at full employment, with the jobless rate at an 18-year low of 3.8 percent. The unemployment rate has dropped by three-tenths of a percentage point this year and is near the Federal Reserve’s forecast of 3.6 percent by the end of this year.

Led by Peru, more than 50 countries urged Venezuela to restore the rule of law and open its doors to humanitarian assistance, as an economic crisis causes shortages of medicine and growing malnutrition.

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A Thai official overseeing the rescue operation of a soccer team trapped in a flooded cave said the 12 boys and their coach may not all be extracted at the same time depending on their health.

The first lady Melania Trump visited with wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after traveling to the Washington-area hospital on a trip the White House did not publicly announce until after she had arrived.

The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday asked the government to stop providing detained parents with a new form that offers the choice to either be deported to their home country with or without their children after the families were separated at the border.

A Californian wildfire that began on the weekend has rapidly spread across 70,000 acres (28,000 hectares), authorities said Tuesday, with a growing number of areas affected by mandatory evacuation orders.

Despite no signs of North Korea abandoning its nuclear weapons any time soon, South Korea is literally bouncing ahead this week with peace efforts with its rival, which was threatening war just months ago.

AT&T, which recently acquired Time Warner in a landmark merger, is hiking up the prices for some DirecTV customers, even after telling a federal judge earlier this year that the merger could lower prices for its customers.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is now calling for the abolition of our current immigration system and a restructuring of Immigration and Customs Enforcement after facing criticism for dancing around the issue.

The longest total lunar eclipse of the century is set to dazzle most of the world, except the U.S., just shy of a year after the 2017 solar eclipse created a path of totality across America.

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A wild banana that may hold the key to protecting the world’s edible banana crop has been put on the extinction list. It is found only in Madagascar, where there are just five mature trees left in the wild.

The home secretary has accused Russia of using Britain as a “dumping ground for poison” after a second incident involving the nerve agent Novichok.

A father died protecting his children in a rare polar bear attack in Canada’s northernmost territory of Nunavut.

A father died protecting his children in a rare polar bear attack in Canada’s northernmost territory of Nunavut. Chinaka Adoezuwe, 26, was killed after instructing the man to shoot him as he was wearing the charms around his neck. The client has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Syrian government and Russian warplanes are reportedly pounding rebel-held areas of south-west Syria, after rebels said talks to reach a truce had failed.

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It seems, according to a report in Reason, that Facebook “flagged and removed a post consisting almost entirely of text from the Declaration of Independence.” As “hate.”

Now the Episcopal Church is debating about overhauling its Book of Common Prayer, which is used in Episcopal congregations worldwide. The debate centers on making sure that prayers in the book are clear that God is not male, but doesn’t have a gender, The Washington Post reports.


News – 7/5/2018

Meet Spain’s First Transgender Woman Competing In The Miss Universe Pageant
Angela Ponce, who was born a biological male, stands at 5’9″ and claims to have started identifying as a woman at age three. She won this year’s Miss Universe Spain and will now compete against all the participating women — who were born female — later this year in Miss Universe.

Westminster Abbey urged by African ambassador to hand over looted relic
Ethiopia’s ambassador to the UK said the tabot – a tablet representing the Ark of the Covenant and the Ten Commandments – belonged in an Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Hailemichael Aberra Afework told The Art Newspaper: “We are urging all those who hold items looted from Ethiopia to return them. “This includes the tabot held at Westminster Abbey.

The Left Celebrates July 4 By Denouncing The First Amendment
If you’re on the Right, it is not news that the Left wants to shut us up. The only change is that this goal is being announced openly in the leading publications of the mainstream Left, specifically in a long article in The New York Times warning about “How Conservatives Weaponized the First Amendment.” Weaponized. That’s right, they’re giving the First Amendment the same treatment they gave the Second. Does free speech seem as scary and dangerous as an AR-15 yet? So what’s wrong with the First Amendment? It protects people the Left doesn’t like. No, really, that’s the argument.

“20lbs Of Human Waste” – Major Medical Convention Abandons San Francisco Citing Street Safety
Tourism is big business in San Francisco, bringing in $9 billion dollars a year to the city’s businesses. Now, a major medical convention expected to bring in 15,000 visitors and drop $40 million in less than a week has decided it will stop bringing its members to the City by the Bay because they don’t feel safe walking the streets. “I come from a third world county and it is not as bad as this,”

The New Oil Cartel Threatening OPEC
When reports emerged that India and China are in talks about forming an oil buyers’ club, OPEC was probably too busy with its upcoming June 22 meeting to concern itself with that dangerous alliance. Now, it may be time for it to start worrying.

Third earthquake reported in Israel’s north
An earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale was reported in the cities of Tiberius and Safed in the north of Israel Thursday morning.

Deal with Hamas on the way?
Hamas-affiliated journalist claims process underway for deal in which bodies of soldiers and civilians held by Hamas will be returned.

Palestinians: Mahmoud Abbas hospitalized for second time in two months
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized for the second time in two months, a senior Palestinian official told The Jerusalem Post’s sister publication Maariv.

Netanyahu Lifts MK Ban on Temple Mount Visits
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted a request by MK Yehuda Glick (Likud) and rescinded his executive order banning sitting MK’s from visiting the Temple Mount.

Defense Ministry carries out missile test from central Israel airbase
Israel’s Defense Ministry conducted a missile test from the Palmachim air base early Thursday morning. “In the framework of the Homa [missile defense] directorate, a planned test launch was conducted this morning,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement, without elaborating on what type of missile was launched. The Defense Ministry conducts regular missile tests from the Palmachim air base near the city of Rishon Letzion south of Tel Aviv.

Earthquake hits Israel’s north, for the third time in a week
An earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale was reported in the cities of Tiberius and Safed in the north of Israel Thursday morning.This is the third earthquake in the region this week. An earlier earthquake was felt by residents of the Haifa and Western Galilee region at around 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Downing Street sets out some details of new Brexit customs plan
Downing Street has set out some of the detail of how customs could be handled after Brexit. No 10 says its new plan – dubbed the “facilitated customs arrangement” – offers “the best of both worlds”. The details come as Theresa May and Angela Merkel prepare to discuss the progress of Brexit negotiations when they hold talks in Berlin later.

Syria war: Warplanes pound south-west after truce talks fail
Syrian government and Russian warplanes are reportedly pounding rebel-held areas of south-west Syria, after rebels said talks to reach a truce had failed. A monitoring group said there had been more than 600 air strikes and barrel bombings in Deraa province overnight. The attacks intensified after rebels rejected the terms of a ceasefire proposed by the Russian military.

New York City to Roll Out Buses of Peacekeepers After Violence in Communities
New York City will spend $1.8 million this year to roll out “mobile trauma units,” or buses filled with counselors and peacekeepers, to crime scenes throughout the city in an effort to ease tensions in communities after acts of gun violence. The buses will be deployed in January 2019 to each borough to provide trauma relief, as well as job and educational opportunities. Some team members have prior criminal records and former gang affiliations.

Iran’s Guards threatens to block oil shipments in Gulf
An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Wednesday that Tehran will block oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf if the United States bans Iranian oil sales. “If they want to stop Iranian oil exports, we will not allow any oil shipment to pass through the Strait of Hormuz,” Ismail Kowsari was quoted as saying by the Young Journalists Club (YJC) website.

How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What’s on Tonight
The growing concern over online data and user privacy has been focused on tech giants like Facebook and…smartphones. But people’s data is also increasingly being vacuumed right out of their living rooms via their televisions, sometimes without their knowledge. In recent years, data companies have harnessed new technology to immediately identify what people are watching…then using that information to send targeted advertisements to other devices in their homes.

Israel-Syria border agreement in danger of collapsing
The 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement between Israel and Syria may be in danger of collapsing, with Syria’s announced intention to return military forces to the town of Quneitra, located three kilometers from the Israeli border. The city is located in the buffer zone between Israel and Syria, that according to the Separation Agreement is supposed to remain demilitarized.

Australia Passes Law To Fine Parents Who Don’t Vaccinate Their Children
Australia has passed a controversial new law that has reinforced it’s “no jab, no pay” policy by fining parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.

More Doctors Admit to Diagnosing Healthy Patients with Cancer to Boost Profits
A growing number of doctors are now going on the record to admit they have been intentionally diagnosing healthy patients with cancer as it’s more profitable to treat them for the life-threatening illness.

California Governor Jerry Brown Releases 10,000 Pedophiles, Rapists From Prison
Over 10,000 sex offenders including convicted pedophiles and rapists have been released onto the streets thanks to Governor Jerry Brown and the ruling of a Superior Court Judge in Sacramento who say crimes such as “raping a drugged or unconscious victim” or “intimately touching an unlawfully restrained person” are not violent crimes.

BREAKING! Soros Caught Hiring Crisis Actors To Stage ANTIFA Attacks
Alex Jones breaks down how Hollywood is hyping up domestic terror to create friction between Americans as George Soros hires actors to participate in ANTIFA attacks.

Facebook deletes Declaration of Independence text as ‘hate’
Algorithm can’t tell difference between white nationalists, Jefferson

Home Office Told to Keep Importing Refugees to Every UK Town
George Soros-funded NGO Citizens UK has launched a campaign demanding the Home Office extend the refugee resettlement scheme to every corner of Britain.

Ten Year Old Drag Queen Celebrated By The Left
In case you were wondering what the depths of depravity looks like, we have it on video.

UK Court Upholds Ban on Praying Outside Abortion Clinic
The High Court of England and Wales ruled Monday that a “no-prayer zone” around a London abortion clinic is legal, in a move expected to encourage the establishment of similar buffer zones in the United Kingdom.

Mexico Reduces Legal Age Of Sexual Consent To 12
Mexico has lowered the legal age of sexual consent to just 12-years-old, becoming the latest nation to give in to pressure from an international liberal network of activists determined to normalize pedophilia and legalize sex with children across the world.

Blood Moon: Eclipse over Jerusalem Signals ‘End Times’}
The Blood Moon’s coming appearance over Jerusalem this month is claimed to be hugely significant as many esoteric and astrology communities claim is the sign of ‘end times.’

Scientist Behind Global Warming Theory Admits Data is False
The scientist who is widely regarded as the “Father of Global Warming” has admitted that the data used to promote his theory was false and manipulated to fit an agenda.

Transgender Model to Compete in 2018 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant
For the first time in the international beauty pageant’s 66 year history, a transgender female has been approved to compete in Miss Universe.

Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“We should never despair, our situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new exertions and proportion our efforts to the exigency of the times.” —George Washington (1777)

In Today’s Edition

  • The two parties’ visions couldn’t be a starker contrast.
  • Dear Millennials: Don’t conform to what that label is supposed to mean.
  • Facebook’s censorship strikes even the Declaration of Independence.
  • Trump understands the history of the U.S.-North Korean debate.
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

Contrasting Party Visions — Hope vs. Despair

Donald Trump and DNC Chief Tom Perez present a clear choice for Americans.

Don’t Conform to the Millennial Label

Being born in the 1980s or ’90s doesn’t mean one has to succumb to groupthink.

Unpatriotic Facebook Blocks Declaration of Independence

The social media giant exposes its leftist bias, calling our founding document “hate speech.”

Trump Understands U.S.-North Korea History

John Bolton puts to bed any suggestion that North Korea can pull the wool over Trump’s eyes.

Video: Are College Students Proud to Be American?

Campus Reform hits the streets of New York to ask young people their opinion.

Video: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

This Fourth of July, when you watch the fireworks, think about the Declaration of Independence.

Thursday Short Cuts

Hillary Clinton on her supporters’ vitriol: “If some of that comes across as a little uncivil, well, children’s lives are at stake.”

Thursday Top Headlines

Fourth of July shenanigans, Facebook censorship, Democrats’ future, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Jonah Goldberg
Trump Must Stick to His Supreme Court List
Marc A. Thiessen
The Left’s Contempt Is Going to Reelect Trump
Star Parker
The Demagoguery of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Byron York
Donald Trump’s Mainstream Immigration Policy
Walter E. Williams
College Destruction of Black Students

Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon


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Grace Church of the Islands Pastor Deposed for Abusing Men and Boys With Foot Fetish

Supreme Court Finalist Amy Coney Barrett Is Allegedly a Member of a Religious Group That’s Been Called a “Cult”

Episcopal Church Debates Whether to Make God Gender-Neutral in Book of Common Prayer

Former Crystal Cathedral Begins ‘Holy Year of Preparation’ for Grand Opening as Catholic Church

Haunting Images Reveal Eerie former Base of Notorious Lost Cult

UK – ‘Gay conversion therapy’ to be banned as part of LGBT equality plan

‘Thank God for Abortion’ Float Appears in New York City Homosexual Pride Parade

America Is Helping: Iraqi Christians Thank US for Helping Them Rebuild After ISIS Destruction


Headlines – 7/5/2018

Palestinian official slams Trump, Kushner; says ‘real estate men’ won’t solve conflict

Palestinians favour jailed leader Barghouthi as Abbas successor

In ‘surprise’ move, Slovakia says cultural mission to open in Jerusalem

Two more minor earthquakes send tremors through Israel’s north

Ultra-Orthodox MK suggests earthquake was due to Western Wall mixed prayer area

Ban on Israeli lawmakers visits to Temple Mount lifted

Rare Coin From Fourth Year of Jewish Revolt Found in Ancient Jerusalem Drain

Not Just Israel: Middle East Is the Most Active on Social Media, Poll Finds

For the First Time, an Israeli Will Head UN Human Rights Committee

Germany negotiating prisoner swap between Hamas and Israel – report

Palestinian teen shot in Jerusalem embassy Gaza border protests dies of wounds

IDF chief visits Golan Heights as masses of Syrians flee to the area

Defense official to Israeli TV: Syrian troops in buffer zone will be targeted

Assad’s regime pounds south Syria after rebels say talks with Russia failed

Assad’s bombings damage Roman theater in city mentioned by Pharaohs

Iraq launches major offensive against ISIS after they executed abductees

Hezbollah may have pulled half its forces out of Syria

Jordan Says Waiting for Assad’s Permission to Give Aid to Refugees in Syria

Jordan’s foreign minister tells Russia ceasefire needed in southern Syria

Syrian rebels say talks with Russia over south ‘failed’

Russia: Complete Iranian withdrawal from Syria is ‘absolutely unrealistic’

Austria’s Kurz to Rouhani: ‘Unacceptable’ to question Israel’s right to exist

Netanyahu Praises Trump, Calls on Europe to Break Relations With Iran, In July 4 Message

Netanyahu: Rouhani’s attempts to stave off US sanctions will fail

Rouhani calls Trump’s sanctions a “crime and aggression”

Iran says Trump’s oil ban on Iran is ‘self harm’

Rouhani says US has not thought about consequences of Iran oil ban

Iran’s Guards threatens to block oil shipments in Gulf

US vows to keep oil lanes open after Iran threatens to block key strait

U.S. Sidelined as Five Powers Set to Give Iran New Assurance

After Promises Of ‘Transparency,’ Pentagon Under Scrutiny For Troop Number Blackout

Japan’s Shinzo Abe Cancels Iran Visit Over U.S. Pressure, Report Says

Rouhani threatens to cut level of cooperation with nuclear watchdog

U.S. softens North Korea approach as Pompeo prepares for more nuclear talks

U.S. Does Not Recognize Russia’s Annexation of Crimea, Says White House

Russian Nerve Agent Strikes U.K. on Eve of NATO Summit

U.K. Police: ‘Major Incident’ as Couple Poisoned in Attack Similar to One on Former Russian Double Agent

‘Pure Genocide’: Over 6,000 Nigerian Christians Slaughtered, Mostly Women and Children

Somalia’s terror group bans ‘harmful’ plastic bags

Saudi Arabia Still Detaining Dozens From Corruption Crackdown

Turkey issues decree transferring powers to president

Erdogan to be sworn in Monday with new powers

Mexico’s president-elect shuns guards, asks ‘people’ for protection

Trump shocked aides with repeated talk of invading Venezuela, US official says ?

Fish for flour? Barter is the new currency in collapsing Venezuela

Merkel warns against trade war as Trump takes aim at cars

UK reportedly tells Trump he cannot meet with Brexit architect Nigel Farage

Merkel warns of worldwide financial crisis

Rife With Anxiety, Markets Are Churning at the Fastest Rate Since 2008

In U.S., Record-Low 47% Extremely Proud to Be Americans

Journalists struggle to keep online threats from escalating

Police: gas prices fuel stabbing

The New Oil Cartel Threatening OPEC

Trump slams OPEC on Twitter over gas prices, says cartel is ‘doing little to help’

‘Our most fundamental values are under attack’: Democrats issue bleak July Fourth statement

NASA to test ‘quiet’ supersonic flights over Texas

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Port-Olry, Vanuatu

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Dawei, Burma

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Pangai, Tonga

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Shijak, Albania

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 23,000ft

Agung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 20,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 14,000ft

Guatemala raises number of missing to 332 in deadly volcano eruption

West Pacific Tropical Storm Maria Now Quickly Intensifying Near Guam; Why This Name is Still Being Used

Hurricane Fabio rapidly losing strength far off west Mexico

Houston streets flood after heavy rains, sparking memories of Harvey

Record breaking rain kills 6 in Lahore, brings city to stand still

Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week

Heat wave smashes records around the world – a look at the sizzling temperatures

Record-breaking heat wave turns deadly in southern Canada, eastern US

Exploding wildfires in US West derail holiday plans

A July 4 Without Fireworks? Wildfire-Plagued Cities Turn to Drones

A vaccine we don’t even use anymore is a reason polio keeps spreading – yes, really

First test tube rhino embryos could bring extinct species back from dead

Episcopal Church Debates Whether to Make God Gender-Neutral in Book of Common Prayer

Woman Faces 20 Years in Prison for Embezzling Over $800K From Her Church

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 10:19 AM PDT

Woman Faces 20 Years in Prison for Embezzling Over $800K From Her ChurchA 63-year-old woman has been found guilty of embezzling more than $818,000 from a Catholic church in Wisconsin.  Deborah Marcellus, who served as the director of development of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rice Lake, this week pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Madison to wire fraud and filing a false income tax return, according to the Sawyer County Record.

Marcellus generated more than 200 fraudulent checks from church bank accounts for $818,604 from 2011 until April 2017, according to an investigation done by the IRS and the Rice Lake Police Department. St. Joseph’s Church and the Diocese of Superior cooperated in the probe. U.S. District Judge James Peterson has scheduled sentencing for Oct. 2, and she faces up to 20 years in federal prison. READ MORE

Facebook flagged Declaration of Independence quotes as “hate speech”

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 10:08 AM PDT

Facebook flagged Declaration of Independence quotes as “hate speech”It seems all content is not created equal. A Facebook algorithm categorized parts of the Declaration of Independence as hate speech and took down excerpts of it ahead of the Fourth of July.  An editor for the Liberty County Vindicator, a community newspaper in Texas, said Facebook took action after the paper started posting the text of the historic document. The Vindicator posted the Declaration of Independence in 12 parts on its Facebook page leading up the nation’s birthday. Facebook sent a notice that one of those parts “goes against our standards on hate speech.”

According to the Vindicator, Facebook flagged a passage that included the phrase “merciless Indian savages” at the end of a long rebuke of King George III. After the Declaration’s famous opening lines about all men being created equal and having an inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it goes on to list 27 specific grievances against the king’s rule. The last of those reads: “He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.” READ MORE

Series of quakes in Israel stir remembrance of 80-Year-Old prophecy prelude to Gog and Magog War

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 09:55 AM PDT

Series of quakes in Israel stir remembrance of 80-Year-Old prophecy prelude to Gog and Magog WarNorthern Israel was shaken by four small earthquakes in less than 24 hours on Wednesday and though it is impossible to absolutely predict seismic activity, seismologists warn that the region is due for a major shake-up.  The recent earthquakes hint at deeper meanings. One mystic predicted 80 years ago that major earthquakes in Israel would precede the War of Gog and Magog, making the earth-shattering changes necessary to bring the Messiah. And a scientist, seeking to find a historical pattern, discovered a compelling link between earthquakes and prophecy.

The first earthquake hit at around 4:50 a.m., followed by another at around 10:45 p.m..Two more followed at around midnight and 1:30 a.m., all registering aout 4.2 on the Richter Scale with their epicenter approximately 5.5 miles north of Tiberias. Though relatively gentle, the tremors were felt in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.  Though there were neither reports of injury or damage, earthquakes are cause for concern in Israel which is part of the geologically active Syrian-African Rift, extending from Lebanon to Mozambique. READ MORE

Eerie ‘eye of God’ appears in the sky in the middle of nowhere

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 09:45 AM PDT

Eerie ‘eye of God’ appears in the sky in the middle of nowhereFootage has emerged that appears to show what some are dubbing the “eye of God.”  The clip was filmed in China’s Inner Mongolia and shows a menacing-looking cloud formation in the shape of a glaring eyeball.  The video is currently going viral on Chinese social media after a resident filmed it in the Hulunbuir Region. No other details appear to be available on the extraordinary clip, which was shot on

June 25. But it does seem like the sky is clear, apart from a single cloud that weirdly hovers over the sun. It comes after incredible footage claims to show God walking across the sky between clouds in a patch of brilliant white light. The astonishing clip begins by showing a storm gathering in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as huge gray clouds loom. The woman who posted it said: “Hey, we’ve got a storm over here. READ MORE

America not prepared for catastrophic asteroid impact

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 06:17 AM PDT

America not prepared for catastrophic asteroid impactMillions of people would die if a rogue asteroid barrelling towards the planet struck as the USA is not ready to deal with such an impending threat, a shocking NASA report revealed.  The National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and Action Plan report warned an asteroid just 40metres to 60m-wide would be enough to cause unimaginable death and destruction.  Dire asteroid impact estimate maps

show what would happen if such an asteroid struck in the heart of New York.  The resulting blast would completely level the neighborhoods of Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, New Rochdale, Jersey city and extend out into Staten Island, Paterson, Newark and White Plains. Current NASA estimates suggest there are more than 300,000 objects larger than 40m orbiting the sun that could pose an impact hazard. READ MORE

Deadly hailstorm strikes Valencia, Italy producing damage to 127,200 acres of crops

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 06:08 AM PDT

Deadly hailstorm strikes Valencia, Italy producing damage to 127,200 acres of cropsAn intense storm that hit Spain’s Valencia on Sunday, June 30, 2018, caused ‘extremely serious damage’ to crops in the region, with up to 11,000 ha (27,200 acres) of crops affected. The storm caused ‘extremely serious damage’ in the La Ribera area of Valencia and many farmers lost their entire crop, Valencia   farming association, AVA-ASAJA said.  According to the first estimate made by the association, the agricultural area affected by the storm exceeds 11 000 hectares (27,200 acres),

with economic losses of up to €47 million (US$58 million).  Persimmons are the worst affected. Some 3 500 ha (8,650 acres) were affected, many of which had 100% losses, AVA-ASAJA said. The organization estimated this would translate into a 15% drop in production on the next crop, which, added to the 10% reduction the industry was already expecting due to frosts in February and March, will lead to Valencia’s persimmon production dropping by a quarter. READ MORE

Record 36,605 lightning strikes in a day, large hail destroys homes, cars and crops in France

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 06:01 AM PDT

Record 36,605 lightning strikes in a day, large hail destroys homes, cars and crops in FranceViolent thunderstorms hit parts of southwestern France on July 4, 2018, producing a total of 36 605 lightning strikes in 24 hours. This is the worst day in terms of lightning strikes in France so far this, breaking the previous record of 33 841 strikes recorded on May 28, 2018, according to Meteo France.

In just four days (July 1 – 4), Meteo France registered approximately 87 000 lightning strikes across the country, which represents more than half of the ‘normal’ July lightning strikes. 28 departments were placed on Orange alert, the second highest warning: For more on this story and incredible pictures click HERE

‘Extra’ Host Mario Lopez Reveals ‘Unfortunate’ Truth for Christians in Hollywood

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 05:46 AM PDT

‘Extra’ Host Mario Lopez Reveals ‘Unfortunate’ Truth for Christians in HollywoodIt’s no secret Christianity is a tough sell in Beverly Hills, and in a recent interview, popular E! News host Mario Lopez described that reality as “unfortunate.”  “[Faith] is alive in me. It’s not really as prevalent [in Hollywood] as I think it should be,” Lopez told podcast host Lucas Miles in early June. “If you don’t think necessarily the way the left does entirely — they don’t embrace diverse thought, so it’s

unfortunate.” The beloved child actor went on to say he knows some people to whom faith holds an “important” place, adding, “It’s just not as embraced as you think it would be.”But despite the unwillingness in Hollywood to rally around Christianity, Lopez noted the irony of how successful faith-based movies have become in recent years. He even predicted more Christian movies coming in the future. READ MORE

How to Know Heaven Is for Real

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 05:34 AM PDT

How to Know Heaven Is for Real(By Jentezen Franklin) Life can be difficult. At any given time, there are precious people who are strained and stretched to their limit emotionally. There are people struggling with physical pain or pressured by financial difficulties. There are people challenged by disharmony and chaos in their families and their marriages. It’s part of life on earth.  Satan tries to keep us focused on our problems so we forget about our promises. He wants us to live shallow, earth-bound lives. Our enemy wants us to focus on the temporary and lose sight of the eternal, because we become dangerous to his plans when we have eternity in our sight.

He doesn’t want us to remember we are headed for heaven. The apostle John wrote these words while marooned on the Isle of Patmos: “After this I looked. And there was an open door in heaven. The first voice I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, ‘Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.’ Immediately I was in the Spirit. And there was a throne set in heaven with One sitting on the throne!” (Rev. 4:1-2). READ MORE

Rare 3.0 earthquake strikes England, 2nd Quake in weeks

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 05:22 AM PDT

Rare 3.0 earthquake strikes England, 2nd Quake in weeksAn earthquake has hit England with residents across Surrey and Sussex feeling the 3.0 magnitude tremor. The epicenter has been placed in Cranleigh, a small village a few miles west of Crawley.  The tremor hit the Crawley area at 11.53am, with the United States Geoglogical Survey placing the epicentre at Cranleigh, Surrey. Terrified residents said they heard what sounded like thunder as they felt the ground shaking and furniture moving.  Aleesha Farnham, of Bewbush, just outside Crawley, told the Croydon Advertiser how she was screaming in fear as the earthquake struck. She said: “I’m in a bit of a state of shock. I was getting my son down for his nap. Then for about five maybe six seconds I felt this awful noise. The house was shaking. “Then the only way I can describe it was I thought it was a rumble of thunder. But shortly after the rumble everything started shaking. READ MORE

An earthquake struck Britain on June 27th near Gatwick Airport, First reported in 250 years, shakes Houses – A magnitude 2.6 earthquake that “shook houses” has struck in Surrey around 4km away from Gatwick Airport, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS). The earthquake, measuring 2.6 on the Richter scale, was recorded near the village of Newdigate in Mole Valley at a depth of 5km. READ MORE

 

Walmart removes ‘Impeach’ Trump shirts after outrage

Posted: 04 Jul 2018 11:05 AM PDT

Walmart removes ‘Impeach’ Trump shirts after outrageWalmart on Tuesday removed shirts and other gear from its online marketplace bearing the phrase “Impeach 45” after supporters of US President Donald Trump lambasted the retail giant on social media. Walmart nixed the items after images of jerseys and baby gear with the anti-Trump slogan went viral on social media. At midday, the phrase #BoycottWalmart was trending on Twitter.

“These items were sold by third-party sellers on our open marketplace, and were not offered directly by Walmart,” a company spokesman said. “We’re removing these types of items pending review of our marketplace policies.” The controversy highlights a challenge of doing business in a country increasingly polarized by politics, where supporters and critics of Trump have become more vocal in pressuring companies with boycott threats when they appear to be taking sides. READ MORE

 

Deadly wildfires continue to spread in the West, Hundreds of homes destroyed

Posted: 04 Jul 2018 10:57 AM PDT

Deadly wildfires continue to spread in the West, Hundreds of homes destroyedA growing swath of wildfires in western United States threatens to damper holiday plans as park rangers and fire officials across the region have greatly curtailed accessibility to National Parks and campgrounds ahead of the Independence Day holiday.  In the Colorado mountains, a wildfire destroyed more than 100 homes, while blazes across the parched U.S. West kept hundreds of other homes under evacuation

orders. Late Monday, a fire near Fort Garland, about 205 miles southwest of Denver, had destroyed 104 homes in a mountain housing development.  The so-called Spring Creek fire is one of six large wildfires burning in Colorado. While investigators believe it was started by a spark from a fire pit, other fires were started by lightning. READ MORE

Bright fireball streaks across skies of Guangdong, China

Posted: 04 Jul 2018 10:49 AM PDT

Bright fireball streaks across skies of Guangdong, ChinaA very bright fireball was recorded streaking across the sky over southeast China’s province of Guangdong at 17:50 UTC on July 2, 2018 (00:50 local time, July 3).  According to EXOSS Citizen Science Project, the fireball crossed over Guangdong’s Buolo County and lasted more than 5 seconds.

Although its middle part was covered by clouds and the last part blocked by a building, it is still possible to notice its great brightness. The event comes just one month after another very bright fireball exploded over the Chinese city of Jinghong in Yunnan Province. READ MORE

Record-breaking rain strikes Lahore, leaving most of it under water and without power in Pakistan

Posted: 04 Jul 2018 10:40 AM PDT

Record-breaking rain strikes Lahore, leaving most of it under water and without power in PakistanHeavy monsoon rains, described as the worst in decades, left at least 9 people dead and 10 injured in the Pakistani city of Lahore (population 6.3 million) on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The city received record-breaking rain that left much of it under water and without power. Heavy rains are expected to continue falling across the region over the next 3 days. Residents are urged to heed official warnings. The city of

Lahore, capital of Punjab Province, received a total of 252 mm (9.9 inches) of rain in 24 hours on Monday and Tuesday, breaking the previous daily rainfall record set in 1980. Floodwaters left many many people were stranded in their homes and damaged over 200 electricity feeders across the city, leaving much of it without power. The storm also disrupted air and land traffic, as major roads turned into pools. READ MORE

Deadly Heatwave grips eastern Canada, leaving 11 dead in Montreal, 15 across Quebec

Posted: 04 Jul 2018 10:34 AM PDT

Deadly Heatwave grips eastern Canada, leaving 11 dead in Montreal, 15 across QuebecA sweltering heat wave is affecting much of central and eastern Canada. At least 15 people have died in Quebec over the past few days, with 11 in the city of Montreal, prompting city officials to unveil their emergency response plan to avoid a spike in the number of deaths. The heat wave started on Friday, June 29 with temperatures reaching more than 45 °C (113 °F) this past weekend along with high humidity. The warm and humid airmass over Southern Quebec will persist through Thursday, July 3.

Today, humidex values will reach near 40 °C (104 °F). However, conditions will grow even more uncomfortable on Thursday with humidex values reaching 43 °C (109.4 °F). Montreal residents made hundreds of calls to 811 and ambulances on Monday and Tuesday, July 2 and 3, 2018, forcing officials to raise the city response level from ‘alert’ to an ‘intervention.’ The city’s public health director, Dr. Mylène Drouin, said officials want to avoid repeating what happened in 2010 when extreme heat caused 106 deaths in the Montreal area. READ MORE

Series of earthquakes rattle northern Israel

Posted: 04 Jul 2018 10:29 AM PDT

Series of earthquakes rattle northern IsraelA minor earthquake rattled the Haifa region and northern Israel early Wednesday morning, followed by several smaller tremors, authorities said. The temblor registered a 4.1 on the Richter scale and was

centered four kilometers deep in the northern Sea of Galilee, the Israeli Geophysical Institute said. It struck at around 4:50 a.m., according to the institute. There were no reports of injuries or damage. MORE


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