July 9, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)


A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s request to allow long-term detention of illegal immigrant children, a legal setback for President Donald Trump’s push to detain immigrant families taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border.

It may soon become difficult to determine who sits in the hotter seat: U.S. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh or Senate Democrats from conservative states who must decide whether they are jeopardizing their political careers by opposing him.

The U.S. government is struggling to reunite immigrant families it separated at the border with Mexico and only about half the children under age 5 will be back with their parents by a court-ordered deadline of Tuesday, a government attorney told a judge on Monday.

India’s top court on Tuesday began hearing arguments challenging a colonial-era law banning homosexuality, and activists said they were optimistic it would be overturned it despite opposition from some ruling lawmakers.

Macedonia is formally expected this week to be invited by NATO to join the alliance – though it will become a member only if it adopts a new name that has been agreed in principle with NATO- member Greece but has yet to be endorsed by Macedonia’s people.

All 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks deep inside a flooded Thai cave have been rescued, a Thai navy SEAL unit said on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission that gripped the world.

Pakistan’s army said on Tuesday it will deploy about 371,000 troops to ensure a “fair and free” election on July 25, denying it was rigging the poll to tip the scales in favor of former cricketer Imran Khan.

Japan struggled on Tuesday to restore utilities after its worst weather disaster in 36 years killed at least 155 people, with survivors facing health risks from broiling temperatures and a lack of water, while rescuers kept up a grim search for victims.

China’s commerce ministry said on Tuesday it is raising “anti-dumping tariff rates” for some optical fiber products originating from the United States, effective on Wednesday, July 11.

Iran’s vice president acknowledged on Tuesday that U.S. sanctions would hurt the economy, but promised to “sell as much oil as we can” and protect banking.

AP Top Stories

An elusive monster saltwater crocodile weighing 1,328 pounds has finally been caught after an eight-year hunt in Australia, officials said on Tuesday. The 15.4-foot beast was found in a trap downstream from the northern outback town of Katherine after first being spotted in 2010.

Britain must be prepared to fight a future insurgency unless Isil is wiped out in Syria, the Defence Secretary has warned.

Israel imposed sanctions on the Gaza Strip and its dominant Hamas Islamists on Monday in retaliation for attacks by Palestinians using burning kites and helium balloons carrying blazing rags.

China will provide Arab states with $20 billion in loans for economic development, President Xi Jinping told top Arab officials Tuesday, as Beijing seeks to build its influence in the Middle East and Africa.

Syrian archaeologists have begun work restoring artefacts damaged by Isil during the time the jihadist group controlled the ancient city of Palmyra.

The celebrations for Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary aren’t happening in the U.S. only. The entire world is showing the brand some love. This past weekend, the party was in Prague, Czech Republic, and Harlistas from all over the world attended.

Tesla Inc. has reached a preliminary agreement with the Shanghai government to build a factory that’ll rival production from its lone U.S. assembly plant, as Elon Musk takes his biggest step yet to expand overseas. Construction will begin soon, after securing needed permits, and it will produce 500,000 electric vehicles a year for Chinese consumers in two to three years.


An Israeli non-profit organization has announced plans to send the first privately-funded unmanned spacecraft to the Moon later this year. SpaceIL said the probe would be launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in December on a Falcon 9 rocket built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.

A commercial ship flying the Italian flag, and carrying dozens of rescued migrants, was refused permission to dock at Italian ports. After being turned away from Italian ports, it handed the migrants over to the Italian coastguard.

Sunday was the deadliest day in Nicaragua since a wave of anti-government protests started in April, a local human rights group said. According to the Nicaraguan Centre for Human Rights (Cenidh), 38 people were killed during clashes in three areas.

Nigeria’s armed forces have released 183 children, 175 boys and eight girls, who were being held on suspicion of having ties to militant Islamist group Boko Haram.


As Iran faces ongoing protests from a growing movement aiming to bring down the mullah-led regime, its top general is threatening to send an “Islamic army” across the border into Israel from Syria to wipe out the “evil Zionist regime.”

Voters in Oregon likely will have the opportunity to repeal the state’s three-decade-old sanctuary law, which prohibits the use of state and local resources to enforce federal law governing illegal entry.

Medical errors contribute to an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 deaths per year, according to the Institute of Medicine. Burnout — defined as emotional exhaustion or depersonalization — occurs in more than half of doctors, according to the study.

News – 7/10/2018

Scientist: Creation of Earth Calibrated to Mount Moriah

The scientist who mathematically proved prophecy, claims his formula has cosmic implications, showing that the creation of the world was calibrated according to the location of Jerusalem and the return of the Jews to Israel. According to the scientist, Saul Kullook, his discovery is indisputable proof of the existence of the God of Israel. “This is not a theory,” Kullook explained to Breaking Israel News. “It was there, waiting to be seen. I just worked out the mathematical proof.”

Temple Mount Activist: We Are Writing the 25th Book of the Bible This Year

Last year set a record for the number of Jews ascending to the Temple Mount but this week, with two months still left until the Jewish new year, that record was broken. This rising interest in Judaism’s holiest site is hopefully paving the way for the Third Temple and one activist notes that current events may one day be written down as an addendum to the Bible. “The police and government are being more supportive of Jews going up but that would be meaningless if it weren’t for a spiritual awakening among the Jews,” he said.

Assad, aided by Russia, poised to snuff out ‘cradle’ of revolt

Bashar al-Assad is poised to snuff out the Syrian rebellion in the place it first began more than seven years ago, as rebels in Deraa city enter talks with his Russian allies on withdrawing or accepting a return of state authority.

Archaeologists uncover gate to biblical city of Zer

Archaeologists have uncovered the entrance gate to the biblical city of Zer during excavations carried out in the Golan Heights over the past two weeks, the Golan Regional Council said Sunday. “There are not many gates in this country from this period. Bethsaida was the name of the city during the Second Temple period, but during the First Temple period it was the city of Zer,” Arav said, pointing to Joshua 19:35, which says: “The fortified towns were Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Kinnereth.”


As of today, the sun has been without sunspots for 100 days in 2018. If current trends continue, 2018 will end with a 10-year low in sunspot counts. This is a sign that Solar Minimum is approaching–even more rapidly than forecasters expected. What does this mean for us on Earth? Ironically, low solar activity boosts cosmic rays.

NBC’s Chuck Todd: Kavanaugh Is ‘Very Confirmable’

NBC news host Chuck Todd called President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court “very confirmable” on Monday night after the president made the announcement.

US Navy says will protect commerce in face of Iran oil threat

After IRGC warning they would block oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz if US tries to cut Tehran’s exports, US military’s Central Command says ‘we stand ready to ensure the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce wherever international law allows.’

Bombshell: Hunt for Seth Rich’s murderer turns up ‘witness’

Jack Burkman, a Washington-based lawyer and lobbyist, told the Gateway Pundit blog: “We believe that we have reached the beginning of the end of the Seth Rich murder investigation. After two long hard years of work, we have a witness who is prepared to identify the two killers of Seth Rich.” Burkman told the blog in an exclusive interview on Sunday that one of the culprits identified by the witness is an agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration and the other is an agent for the ATF, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Israel closes main Gaza goods crossing in response to arson attacks

Israel has shut the main cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip in retaliation for arson attacks by Palestinians and attempts to infiltrate its territory. Only “humanitarian equipment”, including food and medicine, will now be allowed through Kerem Shalom. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to use a “heavy hand” against the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which dominates Gaza.

Watchdog group: United Nations ignores antisemitism, de-Judaizes Holocaust

The United Nations has failed to seriously combat antisemitism and in some cases has de-Judaized the Holocaust, a Geneva watchdog group said on Monday. UN Watch made the accusation in a report it presented at a special event at the Knesset. Israel has long argued that the UN’s treatment of it is tantamount to antisemitism because of the body’s long record of excessively condemning Israeli actions above and beyond those of other nations.

Theresa May’s new-look cabinet meets amid Brexit turmoil

Theresa May’s new-look cabinet has met for the first time after a string of resignations over her Brexit strategy left her government in crisis. Mrs May was forced to carry out a reshuffle of her top team after Boris Johnson and David Davis both quit. The prime minister has warned the Tory party it must unite or face the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn in power.

Nicaragua unrest: Bishop’s anger as people die in clashes

A Nicaraguan bishop has accused the government of using extreme violence after 14 people were reportedly killed over the weekend. Rolando Alvarez, bishop of Matagalpa, said an operation to clear protesters’ road blocks had been carried out “at the price of blood and death”. Protesters and pro-government forces are reported to be among those who lost their lives on Sunday.

Brett Kavanaugh picked for Supreme Court by President Trump

US President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, setting the stage for a bruising confirmation battle. In a primetime announcement at the White House, Mr Trump praised his pick as a “brilliant jurist”. The nominee, a District of Columbia appeals court judge, is a former adviser to ex-President George W Bush.

Merchandise Trade Deficit With China Hit Record Through May

The U.S. merchandise trade deficit with China set a record through May, hitting $152,237,500,000 for the first five months of 2018, according to data released Friday by the Census Bureau. From January through May, the Census Bureau reports, the United States exported $52,902,300,000 in goods to China while importing $205,139,800,000 in good from China.

Backlash building to cashless movement

…Surfside, a popular 24-hour Mexican eatery, doesn’t take cash. No cash means no register for robbers to empty out, no bills for workers to slip into their pockets and no change counting holding up lines. The global cashless movement has reached Washington, where a growing number of fast-casual and other establishments are saying no to greenbacks in favor of plastic and mobile payments.

Eleventh person rescued from Thai cave on third day of operation

An eleventh person was rescued on Tuesday from a flooded Thai cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped for more than two weeks, raising hopes all 13 would be out by the end of the day. A Reuters witness saw three people being carried out of the Tham Luang cave on stretchers separately on Tuesday, the third day of the rescue operation.

Switzerland launches WTO action over U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs

Switzerland has launched a complaint at the World Trade Organization against U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, it said on Tuesday, the eighth WTO member to start such a challenge. “From Switzerland’s point of view, the additional duties, which according to the U.S. have been introduced to protect national security, are unjustified,” the statement from the Swiss economy ministry said in a statement.

‘Family Friendly’ Netflix Airs ‘Salute To Abortion’ Show As Host Michelle Wolf Declares ‘God Bless Abortions!’

On her weekly Netflix program, “The Break with Michelle Wolf,” Wolf used Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announced retirement to tout abortion rights and demean pro-life Americans. Wolf closed by marching out on stage in a majorette’s costume, accompanied by a drum corps, and a huge banner reading, “The Break’s 10th Annual Salute to Abortion.”

Blood moon to bring longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century, with Mars to appear unusually bright

Seen as a sign of impending doom by some, to others it is simply an excellent photo opportunity. The longest lunar eclipse of the century will take place this month – and it will turn the moon blood red.

Galilee struck by new earthquakes, rattling northern Israel

Two minor earthquakes were felt in northern Israel on Sunday night, bringing the number of minor temblors to jangle the region to four for the day.

“We’ve never experienced this kind of rain before”: Death toll climbs in Japan floods
People prepared for risky search and cleanup efforts in southwestern Japan on Monday, where several days of heavy rainfall had set off flooding and landslides in a widespread area. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters at least 103 people have died or are presumed dead, and 80 people were unaccounted for, many of them in the hardest-hit Hiroshima area.

SICK! Yahoo Paints Catholic Judge Amy Barrett as Christian Cultist… Because She is Devout Catholic

There are several leading thinkers in the United States today who believe Satan has taken hold of the Democrat Party. This doesn’t help.

San Francisco’s crisis looks like New York’s future

“A major medical association is pulling its annual convention out of the city — saying its members no longer feel safe,” reports the San Francisco Chronicle. It’s a loss of approximately $40 million for the city and a warning to other cities with similar policies, like New York: You could be next.

Nearly 30 Shot, Four Fatally, over Weekend in Gun-Controlled Chicago
Four people were killed and another 24 wounded by gunfire in gun-controlled Chicago over the weekend.

Corrupt FBI And DOJ Not Only Caught Redacting Their Criminal Acts – They’re Now Caught Creating Fraudulent Documents

Over the past few years the DOJ and FBI redacted documents in the name of national security but their real reason was later uncovered as an effort to hide their crimes.

Planned Parenthood Dares Make Demands About Supreme Court Pick

Planned Parenthood isn’t particularly known for its close relationship with the Republican Party, something I think most Republicans are comfortable with. After all, they currently control both houses of Congress and the White House in spite of a constant fusillade of hyperbolic attacks from America’s foremost industrial abortion supplier.

UK Gears Up For War With Russia Amid Poisoning & Death Of British Citizen

The UK is calling for Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s blood following the death of British citizen, Dawn Sturgess, who died as a result of being exposed to a Novichok poison in Salisbury UK, last week.

Top Bishop: Doctors Should Let Patients Die To ‘Save Money’

Bishop of Kensington, the Right Rev Graham Tomlin says saving lives is a waste of money

Mexico’s new far-left President will collapse the country into third world status, creating an even worse border crisis for America

AMLO, by comparison, is a Leftist. He supports open borders or, at least, open between his country and ours. He has said Mexico “will defend, without conditions, the right of our citizens to earn a living anywhere in the world” — seen as a direct challenge to Trump’s anti-immigration policies.

Pope Francis Orders White Women To ‘Breed’ With Muslims

Pope Francis has compared Jesus Christ to the leader of an Islamic terrorist death cult and suggested Christian missionaries have a lot in common with members of ISIS, during a wide-ranging and shocking interview in which he also openly promoted socialism and ordered European women to “breed” with Muslim migrants in order to counter “declining birth rates.”

Rouhani Claims Iran Has Wonderful Relations With World’s Jews

Iran President Hassan Rouhani, in what must go down in history as one of the most disingenuous moments of all time, said his country has always maintained great relations with the Jews of the world.

Jimmy Carter: Jesus Would ‘Approve’ of Gay Marriage, Some Abortions 

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Sunday that Jesus would approve of gay marriage and certain abortions in an interview with HuffPost Live.

Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“Judges, therefore, should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon any man, or body of men.” —John Adams (1776)

In Today’s Edition

  • Trump prudently nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court — but Democrats will resist.
  • Trump’s colorblind policies are proving to be a welcome remedy for minorities.
  • What is the calculation behind the burgeoning trade wars?
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

Trump’s SCOTUS Nomination Provides Little Resistance Ammo

Democrats find themselves in a bind in opposing the least controversial of the four candidates Trump was considering.

Trump’s Colorblind Economy

Trump’s policies are proving to be a cure for victimitis. No wonder the Left is full-bore scared.

Trump’s Real Tariff Strategy

Trump may be calculating that the U.S. can absorb a mild hit if it means getting our trading partners to change their ways.

Tuesday Short Cuts

“Hysteria over Kavanaugh is strictly political. … He is controversial only because he will faithfully apply the law.” —Andrew C. McCarthy

Tuesday Top Headlines

Brett M. Kavanaugh for SCOTUS, anti-Trumper Lisa Page subpoenaed, judge rejects changes to family detention, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Dennis Prager

Explaining American Leftists: Part I

Stephen Moore

Trump’s Zero-Tariff Solution

Cal Thomas

Is Europe Awakening to the Threat?

Rich Lowry

Don’t Cry for Angela Merkel

Gary Bauer

All About Abortion

Today’s Meme

Today’s Cartoon

ApostasyWatch Daily News

Mike Ratliff – Doing the works Jesus has given us to do

Todd Bentley Sees “Financial Angel” in Yoga Pants and Golden Slippers

Gay ‘Christian’ Journalist, Jonathan Merritt, Leaves RNS Amidst Contract Dispute

Southern Baptist Pastor Resigns Amid Accusations He Sexually Molested Teenage Girls

Pastor Found Guilty of Pocketing Millions in Largest Known Computer Hacking, Securities Fraud Scheme

Man Distraught Over Divorce Tries Pulling Gun at Pulpit; Church Members Take Him Down

Jimmy Carter says ‘Jesus would approve of gay marriage’ but not abortions

UK to ban ‘abhorrent’ practice of treating unwanted homosexual attraction

Headlines – 7/10/2018

China pledges $15 million to Palestinians amid major push for Mideast influence

Israel shuts Gaza crossings to pressure Hamas over fire kites, border violence

Hamas: Kerem Shalom closure a crime against humanity

33 fires break out in Gaza border region due to incendiary balloons

Al Quds channel director criticizes Israel’s decision to declare it as terrorist organization

More countries following Trump in moving Israel embassy to Jerusalem

Energean seen exporting Israeli gas to Cyprus

Record 2.1 million tourists visit Israel in first half of 2018

Muslim Candidate for Congress Calls Israel ‘Apartheid Regime’

Watchdog group: United Nations ignores antisemitism, de-Judaizes Holocaust

Israel presents red lines on Saudi nuclear aspirations

Iran’s Two-Front Strategy – With simmering conflicts on the Golan and in Gaza, Tehran looks to strip Israel of its strategic advantages

Iranian official: We will fight the enemy from Lebanon

Europe, China, Russia to meet Iran on Friday in Vienna

Destroying Iran deal would have unforeseeable consequences, China’s Li warns

Iran dealt new set back with Austrian Airlines cancelling flights

Iranian Hackers Tried to Impersonate Israeli Cyber-security Company

Protests over water shortages get revived in Iran

Israel Prepares for Syria to Win Back Border but Plans ‘Harsh Response’ If Forces Enter Golan Heights

Syria’s Assad says rebuilding is ‘top priority’

Syrian Muslim Brotherhood revives amid ongoing civil war, lashes out at the U.S. and Israel

ISIS is trying to make a comeback by creating chaos with assassinations – the same tactic it employed before it rose to power 5 years ago

ISIS is putting up a stronger fight than the US anticipated, and that could complicate Trump’s plans

Erdogan sworn in with new powers, promises a ‘strong Turkey’

Erdogan takes on new powers, names son-in-law finance chief

Pompeo, in surprise visit to Afghanistan, urges Taliban peace talks

What now? Pompeo exits North Korea emptyhanded, leaving US with three options — all of them bad

Trump says he’s still confident Kim will denuclearize

Trump Saves U.S. $14 Million By Canceling Korea War Games. That’s How Much We Spend Every Day Fighting ISIS

Lindsey Graham: China Sabotaging North Korea Nuclear Talks Over Tariff Trade War

Kremlin: Moscow ‘deeply concerned’ about UK nerve agent death

PM May: Britain will not put Brexit deal to a new referendum

British foreign secretary quits in protest over May’s Brexit plan

Jeremy Hunt replaces Boris Johnson amid Brexit turmoil

UK Government On Verge Of Collapse Days Before Trump’s Visit

Trump scolds NATO members days ahead of summit

Donald Trump Told Angela Merkel, ‘You Owe Me $1 Trillion’ in Their First Meeting: Report

Transatlantic Ties Hang in the Balance as Trump Comes to Europe

Trade War With China Heats Up, But Tariff Effects Are Already Rippling Across U.S.

Trump picks conservative Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Protests Already Planned For Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

Kavanaugh nod touches off Supreme Court confirmation battle; Dems warn of ‘deaths of countless women’

Pelosi vows to ‘avenge President Obama’ in Supreme Court fight

New York Gov. Cuomo signs reproductive rights executive order ahead of Trump’s Supreme Court pick

The Stories We’re Missing When We Focus On Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Inside the creepy and impressive startup funded by the Chinese government that is developing AI that can recognize anyone, anywhere

Scientists Create First-Ever AI Made From DNA In A Test Tube

YouTube is cracking down on ‘fake news’ with new text previews

With Regulators Wary, Facebook Is Poring Over Its Prize Asset: Your Face

Fireball flies across Midwest skies Sunday, leaves ‘brilliant green light’

A Sign of the End Times? Another Blood Moon Appears in July

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Talkeetna, Alaska

Spate of Earthquakes Leaves Tiberias Feeling Vulnerable

Estimate: 80,000 buildings in danger of collapsing in face of earthquake

Emergency meeting to be held on earthquake preparedness in Israel

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 29,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 20,000ft

Agung volcano in Indonesia eruts to 15,0000ft

Negra, Sierra volcano in Galapagos erupts to 12,000ft

Super Typhoon Maria Spurs Heavy Rain, Wind Warnings for Taiwan

Super Typhoon Maria Huge Danger for Eastern China

Tropical trouble: Beryl’s remnants threaten Puerto Rico, as Chris spins near Carolinas

Power outages, flooding hits Puerto Rico, USVI amid storms

U.S. Virgin Islands Have Been Struggling With Job Losses Since Hurricanes

Death toll in Japan rains rises to 122, as hope for survivors fades

Japan battles shortage of necessities for survivors of worst flood in decades

Record Temperature Readings Throughout Los Angeles Caused By ‘Faulty Weather Stations,’ Meteorologist Says

UN: 1 in 4 children live in country of conflict or disaster

More than 200 hit by parasite from Del Monte vegetables; symptoms can include ‘explosive’ bowel movements

‘No Jab, No Pay’. In Australia, no excuse accepted for unvaccinated kids

Samoa pulls MMR vaccine after two babies die

An Experimental HIV Vaccine Has Been Trialled in Humans With Promising Results

Is the end nigh?: new blood tests can reveal your life expectancy

CRISPR Gene Editing Used on Mammals for the First Time

Netflix Airs ‘Salute to Abortion;’ Host Declares: ‘God Bless Abortions!’

Jimmy Carter: ‘I believe that Jesus would approve of gay marriage,’ some abortions

Feminists Clash with Transgenders at London Pride Parade

Pastor Found Guilty of Pocketing Millions in Largest Known Computer Hacking, Securities Fraud Scheme

New river of lava emerges in Hawaii as fissure flow becomes unpredictable

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 05:40 AM PDT

New river of lava emerges in Hawaii as fissure flow becomes unpredictableA river of lava is spreading across Hawaii’s Big Island as the flow from fissure 8 begins to show signs of becoming unstable, with no end in sight for the eruption of the Kilauea volcano. Kilauea has been in an eruptive phase since May 3, with more than 650 homes, including a property belonging to Big Island Mayor Harry Kim, destroyed so far, and more than 2,000 people evacuated. Residents are also having to

contend with noxious vapors know as vog and laze, which result when gases from the volcano react with sunlight and seawater respectively. Hawaii is 11 hours behind the UK. A spokesman for Hawaii Volcano Observatory (HVO) said: “Early this afternoon observer reported multiple overflows occurring along both sides of the main lava channel, in an area extending from near the “Y” intersection at Pohoiki Road eastwards to an area just west of Kapoho Crater. READ MORE

‘God Bless Abortion’: Netflix Show Host Goes Off the Rails in Twisted Pro-Abortion Rant

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 05:31 AM PDT

‘God Bless Abortion’: Netflix Show Host Goes Off the Rails in Twisted Pro-Abortion RantThis past July 4th, most people spent time with family, eating copious amounts of delicious food, soaking up the summer sun and reflecting on how lucky we are to live in a country like the United States. For one Netflix host, however, attempted to turn the holiday into a bizarre and twisted celebration of abortion.

While the rest of America was out enjoying the holiday, Michelle Wolf released her special fourth of July video that praised abortion and attacked pro-lifers.  If the roles were reversed and Sanders did this to Wolf, the media would likely have been all over it. But supporting and uplifting women is only necessary when the woman’s political views fit agenda, it would appear. READ MORE

Ancient Witchcraft Trend Growing Sharply in Popularity

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 05:25 AM PDT

Ancient Witchcraft Trend Growing Sharply in PopularitySales of tarot cards have risen sharply in the last year as self-proclaimed witches claim that divination and dark magic are effective in opposing President Trump. One end-of-days expert cites this as an illogical yet divinely guided step in setting the stage for the Messianic showdown in which the two sides, good and evil, are clearly defined.

The BBC published an article last week noting a 30-percent increase in sales in tarot cards last year, citing data collected by US Games Systems, a publisher of tarot games. Tarot may be a modern trend, but its roots are ancient, with some sources claiming the deck has its origins in the Book of Thoth, a legendary tome of Egyptian occult and idolatry. Based on four suits, tarot cards are similar to common playing cards but with some significant differences that serve its primary purpose: divination. READ MORE

This Unhealthy Fascination Is Leading Many Charismatics Away From Jesus

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 05:22 AM PDT

This Unhealthy Fascination Is Leading Many Charismatics Away From Jesus(By Eddie Hyatt) Many in the charismatic movement today are being led away from Jesus, not by sex, booze and drugs, but by an unhealthy fascination with signs, wonders and miracles. For example, a young man shared with me about being in a meeting where miracles were being greatly publicized. He said that at one point the crowd began to chant over and over “Signs! Miracles! Signs! Miracles!”  Choking back the tears, he said, “I felt grieved in my spirit.” He was also confused. Why did he feel grieved inside? Aren’t we supposed to desire miracles? I assured him that what he experienced was the Holy Spirit in him being

grieved by this crowd’s unhealthy preoccupation and fascination with miracles. Jesus had been preempted by their self-centered desire to see a miracle. This reminds me of Herod, who was “exceedingly glad” (Luke 23:8, NKJV) to finally see Jesus when Pilate sent Jesus to him during His trial. Why was Herod “exceedingly glad” to see Jesus? It wasn’t because Herod wanted to know Him and His message. Luke 23:8 goes on to say, “He hoped to see some miracle done by Him.” Herod wanted to be entertained by a miracle. His interest in Jesus and miracles was centered in himself and his own egotistical desire. READ MORE

25 Preachers Accused of ‘Forced Conversions’ in India

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 05:16 AM PDT

25 Preachers Accused of ‘Forced Conversions’ in IndiaAuthorities in India’s eastern state of Jharkhand have accused 25 evangelists of allegedly trying to convert tribal Hindu villagers to Christianity. The preachers, seven of whom are women, were sharing the gospel in a remote village some 180 miles east of the state’s capital when they were confronted by local villagers who reportedly got upset with their evangelistic activities.

“The villagers became angry when they began making disparaging comments about tribal places of worship — locally called ‘Manjhi Than’ and ‘Jaher Than’ —saying that Satan resided in such places,” a senior police officer with knowledge on the case told local media. “Angry villagers asked them to stop but they did not.” READ MORE

Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone erupts for the eleventh time in 2018

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 05:11 AM PDT

Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone erupts for the eleventh time in 2018The Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park has reportedly erupted for the eleventh time in 2018 on Friday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the geyser erupted at 1:37 p.m. and it lasted 32 minutes.  According to reports,

The USGS said the geyser has decided to follow a semi-regular pattern of erupting every 6-8 days over the past two months; however, it has been 20 days 20 hours 42 minutes since the last eruption on June 15th. Is Yellowstone Super-Volcano awakening? Is this leading to a greater future event?

Very bright fireball seen over skies of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 05:04 AM PDT

Very bright fireball seen over skies of Rio Grande do Norte, BrazilA bright fireball was recorded streaking across the night sky over the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil at 01:35 UTC on July 8, 2018. The object was visible for several seconds before it disintegrated in a bright flash. It is possible some pieces survived the entry. However, even if something did manage to survive, it’s at the bottom of the ocean now.

The fireball was seen by residents of Mossoró, Areia Branca, Assú, Baraúna, Severiano Melo and even cities in Ceará as Icapui and Russas said they had seen the light, according to EXOSS Citizen Science Project. The International Meteor Organization has so far received 11 reports and one video: READ MORE

Nigeria Now the Deadliest Place to Be a Christian

Posted: 09 Jul 2018 05:33 PM PDT

Nigeria Now the Deadliest Place to Be a ChristianA new wave of attacks by Fulani herdsmen against Christians is leading one international human rights advocate to call on the US Congress to appoint a special envoy to investigate. “Nigeria is now the deadliest place in the world to be a Christian,” explained attorney Emmanuel Ogebe. “What we have is a genocide. They are trying to displace the Christians, they are trying to possess their land and they are

trying to impose their religion on the so-called infidels and pagans who they consider Christians to be.” Two weeks ago, 238 people were killed in a village massacre in north-central Nigeria. Six of Ogebe’s relatives were among the victims. “From what we have been able to piece together, the husband and his pregnant wife, he tried to take her out of the house to safety and come back for the kids,” recalled Ogebe. READ MORE

New blood tests can reveal your life expectancy

Posted: 09 Jul 2018 05:20 PM PDT

New blood tests can reveal your life expectancyIt could be just the thing for those who need a nudge to start ticking items off their bucket list; scientists have developed a blood test that reveals how long a person has left to live.  The test draws on nine biomarkers found in the blood that can be used to calculate the biological age of a person’s body – that is, how old it seems from the way it functions, as opposed to how long it has been out of the womb.

Researchers at Yale University in Connecticut found that the test was a more accurate predictor of life expectancy than a person’s chronological age or any of the biomarkers individually. Morgan Levine, a pathologist at Yale, said the test could be used to identify people who are aging faster than normal, meaning they are at greater risk than expected of disease and an early death. READ MORE

Chinese government developing AI that can recognize anyone, anywhere

Posted: 09 Jul 2018 05:14 PM PDT

Chinese government developing AI that can recognize anyone, anywhereA computer system that can track and identify any face anywhere may sound like science fiction, but, in China, two such companies are barreling ahead at making such technology an everyday reality. The two startups, SenseTime and Megvii, are developing competing facial recognition platforms powered by artificial intelligence. SenseTime became the world’s highest-valued AI startup after raising $600 million in April at a valuation of $4.5 billion.

The company raised another $620 million last month. Megvii isn’t far behind. It raised $460 million last November. While the valuation hasn’t been disclosed, it’s likely that it is close to or tops $2 billion. Two smaller Chinese companies include Yitu Technology, which raised $380 million last year, and DeepGlint. The eye-popping valuations shouldn’t be surprising to anyone paying attention. Last year, the Chinese government unveiled a plan to make the country the world leader in AI and to develop an AI industry worth $150 billion by 2030. READ MORE

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