August 7, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

REUTERS

President Donald Trump faces a test of his political influence on Tuesday in a special congressional election in Ohio that has become a referendum on his leadership and a last chance to gauge Democratic strength ahead of November’s midterm elections.

White House national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday said North Korea has not taken the necessary steps to denuclearize despite an agreement between Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump in June.

A U.S. court on Monday ruled the Trump administration could not enforce an updated policy barring certain transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, becoming the second court in the country to rule against the government since it unveiled the policy in March.

U.S. President Donald Trump pledged on Tuesday that firms doing business with Tehran would be barred from the United States, as new U.S. sanctions against Iran took effect in spite of pleas from Washington’s allies.

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia’s tourist island of Lombok topped 100 on Tuesday as rescuers found victims under wrecked buildings, while thousands left homeless in the worst-affected areas waited for aid to arrive.

California’s biggest wildfire on record raged on Tuesday as hot and windy conditions challenged thousands of fire crews battling eight major blazes burning out of control across the state. The Mendocino Complex grew to span 283,000 acres on Monday when two wildfires merged at the southern tip of the Mendocino National Forest.

Tesla has started hiring for its new Shanghai factory, according to job postings on its website, just a month after the U.S. electric vehicle (EV) maker signed agreements with local authorities for the $2 billion project.

Oil prices rose on Tuesday with revived U.S. sanctions against major crude exporter Iran expected to tighten global supply.

AP Top Stories

The destructive lava eruption at the foot of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii has slowed to a virtual halt in recent days for the first time in over three months, geologists said on Monday, although it was too soon to tell what might happen next.

An Israeli strike on Tuesday killed two militants of the Gaza Strip’s ruling Hamas movement after shots were fired at soldiers, Gazan and Israeli officials said.

Macedonian police arrested seven people on Tuesday believed to have fought alongside Islamist insurgents in Syria and Iraq, the interior minister said.

Canada on Monday refused to back down in its defense of human rights after Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment and expelled the Canadian ambassador in retaliation for Ottawa’s call to free arrested Saudi civil society activists.

A man was killed and two others were injured Monday in a shooting on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge that caused several cars to collide and shut down all traffic lanes for hours.

The Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH) said Sunday it is closing its offices following “alarming” threats to its staff over its high-profile reporting on the violent repression of anti-government protests.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho on Tuesday, on the same day the US reimposed nuclear-related sanctions on the Islamic republic.

Hundreds of Filipino mothers participated in a government-backed mass-breastfeeding event, publicly nursing their children in an effort to combat child deaths, AFP reports.

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen said Monday she is seeking to ramp up spending on the armed forces, as relations with China deteriorate. Her proposal to increase the 2019 defense budget by 5.6 percent to $11.3 billion will go before parliament following the summer recess.

A Brazilian federal court has ordered a block on Venezuelans crossing the border from their economically imploding country, but there was no indication Monday of the suspension yet taking effect.

BBC

A woman who sold her son to pedophiles on the dark net has been jailed for 12 years and six months by a court in southern Germany. The Freiburg court also jailed her partner, the boy’s stepfather, for 12 years. The boy was nine when the trial began in June.

Brazil has re-opened its northern border with Venezuela to those fleeing economic and political turmoil there, after briefly closing it.

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned that the country has become a “land of drought” as he announced further measures to help stricken farmers.

Police in Sulawesi, Indonesia say they have freed a 28-year-old woman who was held captive in a cave for 15 years by a village shaman. The 83-year-old man is alleged to have kidnapped the woman when she was 13, and brainwashed her into believing he was possessed by a spirit or “jin”.

WND

Four months after WND’s exclusive reports exposing a stealth campaign to impose radical LGBTQ policies, including mandatory transgender bathrooms and pronoun usage, on the youths in rural Iowa’s 4-H program, the head of that state’s 4-H and primary advocate of the radical “inclusion” agenda has been dismissed from his position.

“We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives.” That admission came recently from Councilman Jesse Dominguez during a meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council regarding the criminalization of the use of plastic straws.

Of the more than 1,000 people surveyed in May and June of this year, only one person was able to name all five First Amendment rights. A whopping 40 percent, however, couldn’t name any.


News – 8/7/2018

US Reimposes Economic Sanctions on Iran
“As we continue applying maximum economic pressure on the Iranian regime,” said Trump, “I remain open to reaching a more comprehensive deal that addresses the full range of the regime’s malign activities, including its ballistic-missile program and its support for terrorism.” The new sanctions on Iran prevent any transactions with the Islamic Republic involving dollar bank notes, gold, precious metals, alumni, steel, commercial passenger aircraft and coal, as well as ending imports into the United States of Iranian carpets and food. On Nov. 5, a second round of sanctions targeting Iran’s oil industry are also set to go back into effect.

Massive wildfire rages after becoming largest in California’s history
The Mendocino Complex grew to span 283,000 acres (114,526 hectares) on Monday when two wildfires merged at the southern tip of the Mendocino National Forest, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. It is the largest of eight major fires burning out of control across California, prompting U.S. President Donald Trump to declare a “major disaster” in the state.

Black conservative attacked for being … black conservative
Candace Owens, a black conservative, has discovered the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, has no such sentiment for her. “To be clear: ANTIFA, an all-white fascist organization, just grew violent and attacked an all-black and Hispanic police force. Because I, a BLACK woman, was eating breakfast. Is this the civil rights era all over again?”

Donald Trump says he’s ‘asking for world peace, nothing less’ as he warns against trade with Iran
“Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States,” Mr Trump said in an early morning tweet. “I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!” The first set of US “snap back” sanctions against Iran that had been eased under the landmark nuclear accord went back into effect early Tuesday under an executive order signed by Mr Trump. They will be targeting financial transactions that involve US dollars, Iran’s automotive sector, carpets, food, and metals including gold.

The Crackdown Continues: Twitter Suspends Libertarian Accounts, Including Ron Paul Institute Director
These platforms that claim to be “open” and in favor of “free speech” are now routinely targeting — whether by human intervention or not — the views and expressions of conservatives and anti-globalists. This is why they no longer even fit the bill of “platforms.” They are publishers in the same way we regard news outlets as publishers. They may use more machine learning and automation, but their systems clearly take editorial positions. We need to hold them to account in the same way we do any other publisher.

Astronomers In Canada Are Baffled By Mysterious Fast Burst Radio Signals Coming From Outer Space
An observation posted last week by Patrick Boyle from Canada’s McGill University finds a radio telescope called the Canadian Hydrogen Mapping Intensity Experiment (CHIME) discovered a fast radio burst, which are short bursts of radio waves coming from beyond the Milky Way Galaxy. The FRB was detected at frequencies as low as 580 megahertz, the lowest frequency detection to date.

IDF strikes two Hamas militants after gunfire exchange near border
Two Hamas militants were killed Tuesday after the IDF shelled a Hamas position near Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip after troops came under fire while on patrol. The two men were identified by the Palestinian Ministry of Health as Ahmad Morjan and Abed el-Hafeth el-Sillawi,, both 23 year-old and members of the terror group’s military wing the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. Another six were reported to have been injured in the shelling.

U.S. reimposes sanctions on Iran
The Trump administration has reimposed sanctions on Iran previously lifted under the landmark 2015 international nuclear deal, threatening the accord’s survival, further deteriorating relations with Europe and destabilizing Tehran’s fragile economy. The move was welcomed in Israel and by Republicans on Capitol Hill…US President Donald Trump snapped back into place restrictions on Iran’s access to US dollar notes as well as gold and other precious metals.

Venezuela crisis: Brazil briefly shuts border to migrants
Brazil has re-opened its northern border with Venezuela to those fleeing economic and political turmoil there, after briefly closing it. The Supreme Court overturned an earlier order to shut the frontier until Brazil could put in place the right conditions to receive the huge influx of people. Authorities in the state of Roraima in Brazil’s Amazon region say some 500 Venezuelans cross the border every day.

Iran sanctions: Trump warns trading partners
US President Donald Trump has issued a strong warning to anyone trading with Iran, following his re-imposition of sanctions on the country. “Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States,” the president tweeted. Some re-imposed sanctions took effect overnight and tougher ones relating to oil exports will begin in November.

Senate Democrats Are Circulating Plans for Government Takeover of the Internet
…A leaked memo circulating among Senate Democrats contains a host of bonkers authoritarian proposals for regulating digital platforms, purportedly as a way to get tough on Russian bots and fake news. To save American trust in “our institutions, democracy, free press, and markets,” it suggests, we need unprecedented and undemocratic government intervention into online press and markets, including “comprehensive (GDPR-like) data protection legislation”…

Alex Jones shutdown ignites debate over social media content policing
Facebook and YouTube shut down accounts Monday run by radio host Alex Jones, saying his charged rhetoric violated their policies and were detracting from their efforts to spawn a civil conversation. Apple also said it nixed Mr. Jones‘ podcast from its iTunes subscription lists, and Spotify erased the host’s program from its feed, as social media companies began to take a more active role in policing their content.

An invasive new tick is spreading in the US
For the first time in 50 years, a new tick species has arrived in the United States — one that in its Asian home range carries fearsome diseases. The Asian long-horned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, is spreading rapidly along the Eastern Seaboard. It has been found in seven states and in the heavily populated suburbs of New York City.

Hamas discusses battle-readiness in response to Israeli pessimism
Hamas’s political leadership met with the organization’s military wing on Monday to discuss their battle readiness after the Israeli Security Cabinet concluded a meeting Sunday with the statement “the IDF is prepared for any scenario,” Palestinian sources said. Hamas leaked the information about the meeting, which was held in light of threats made against the “resistance” and against the Palestinians, the source said.

Schools Draft In Drag Queens to Teach Children How to Switch Gender
Parents across the United States are outraged after discovering that their kindergarten-age children are being taught how to “switch genders” by drags queens at school.

Indonesia Earthquake: Rescuers Search For Trapped Survivors After Earthquake Kills 91
Indonesian security forces and emergency workers raced Monday to aid victims of a powerful earthquake on Lombok that killed at least 91 people, as strong aftershocks sparked terror on the holiday island that suffered another deadly quake just a week ago.

Lyme disease now found in all 50 states
If you thought you were safe from Lyme disease because you don’t live in New England, where the tick-borne illness first appeared, think again. Now, all 50 states plus the District of Columbia have residents who have tested positive for Lyme, a bacterial infection that can cause a wide variety of symptoms, including joint aches, fatigue, facial palsy and neck stiffness.

90% of You Will Not Be Here In Less Than Seven Years
..I made a fundamental judgment error, just like many of the Jews did in the early days of Nazi Germany. When Hitler first came to power most Jews  thought that he was merely a passing fad that would soon fade away. This soon gave way to having the Jews worst nightmares realized.

California fire explodes in size over weekend, is now 2nd largest in state history
Catastrophic wildfires continue to ravage California, as one blaze nearly doubled in size over the weekend to make it the second largest in the state’s history.

33 reported dead in Congo Ebola outbreak
The Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 33 people, the World Health Organization said Sunday.

4-H exec who pushed LGBT agenda gets booted
A 4-H executive in Iowa who pushed for an LGBTQ agenda which was discovered and revealed by WND to be adopted in state programs summarily has been dismissed from his position.

Hillary Clinton State Dept Employee Charged With Producing Over 1,000 Pornographic Images Of Children, Possible Child Trafficking Ring
Hillary Clinton State Dept Employee Charged With Producing Over 1,000 Pornographic Images of Children, Possible Child Trafficking Ring Why are so many disgusting people associated with the Clintons? One or two could be a coincidence. This is a trend.

Peter Fonda Calls for Voter Fraud to Help Democrats Win
As social media giants desperately scramble to scrub conservative voices from the internet ahead of the coming US Midterms, liberal actor Peter Fonda has called for voter fraud to help the Democrats win the next elections.

South Africa Descends into Chaos as President Demands ‘White Genocide’
South Africa is on the verge of Anarchy following the government’s controversial decision to seize land from white farmers.

Magnitude 7 Earthquake Shakes Indonesian Island, At Least 91 Dead
Indonesian authorities reported at least 91 people died from a magnitude 7 earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday.

D.C. Virgins Wanted for Sacrifice Party
Weird Craigslist: normally all fun and games, bros broing bros and people trading sexual favors for hurricane supplies. But not anymore! Today’s Craigslist brings the forboding news that someone in our metropolitan region is planning to throw a party, and they need some virgins to douse in fake blood.


ApostasyWatch Daily News

Shocking  Truths about Sharing the Gospel in Israel

Pro-‘Gay’ ‘Church’ Sells Building, Plans to Open Brewery in New Facility, Donate Profits to Planned Parenthood

Church Employee Charged With Stealing Over $100K From Maryland Congregation

Abortion Activists: Doctors Who Don’t Do Abortions are “Denying Patients’ Right to Health Care”

Euthanasia Group: “Sometimes It is in Someone’s Best Interests” to Starve Them to Death


Headlines – 8/7/2018

Trump increases staff for Israeli-Palestinian peace team

U.S. State Department condemns the Assad regime for ‘cruel actions’

‘We won’t pay in blood so that Abbas can return to Gaza’

Fake Russian social media accounts sought to influence US-Israel ties – report

Florida man hit with hate crime charge for threatening to ‘kill all the Jews’

Netanyahu’s adviser: Nation-State law critics are misinformed

Top spy official says Mossad behind killing of Syrian rocket chief

Damascus creates body to repatriate Syria refugees

UN hails ‘credible’ Iraq vote recount

Bolton says blocking Strait of Hormuz would be Iran’s “worst mistake”

U.S. sees sanctions having significant impact on Iran economy: U.S. officials

Trump signs executive order reimposing many Iran sanctions, says US policy is to levy ‘maximum economic pressure’

Fresh US sanctions on Iran kick in as clock hits midnight

Iran’s Rouhani dismisses Trump call for talks on eve of new sanctions

Iran’s Rouhani says Trump’s call for talks aimed at creating chaos in Iran

Rouhani: US trying to divide Iran, must remove ‘knife’ of sanctions to negotiate

Iran sanctions: Rouhani condemns US ‘psychological warfare’

Iran’s foreign minister: ‘We will overcome the US sanctions’

Report: U.S. calls on countries to stop buying Iranian oil

EU acts to protect firms from Donald Trump’s sanctions against Iran

EU says encouraging trade with Iran is crucial to nuke deal

Lieberman: ‘European efforts to save Iranian economy are maddening’

Israel welcomes new US sanctions on Iran as ‘major milestone’

Trump, Netanyahu and MBS ‘Isolated’ Over Iran Sanctions, Zarif Says

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi ballistic missile targeting Najran

Saudi Arabia Suspends Ties With Canada Over Activist Row

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, freezes trade in human rights dispute

Saudi Arabia steps up dispute with Canada by ordering its students to leave Canada

Saudi Arabian Airlines suspends flights to and from Toronto

Saudi Twitter account axed after seeming to threaten 9/11-style attack on Canada

Arab Interior Ministers Council: Canadian FM’s statements are ‘irresponsible’

Saudi FM Jubeir: Canadian stance is based on misinformation

Japan Marks 73rd Anniversary of Hiroshima

The Hiroshima anniversary: 5 things you should know about nuclear weapons today

Beijing ‘will not surrender’ to US ‘trade blackmail,’ Chinese media says

Mexico’s new president: ‘Nobody will threaten us’ with a wall

Brazilian judge orders border closed to Venezuelan immigrants

Inflation Nears 1,000,000% in Venezuela, Eggs Cost 2 Weeks Pay

‘If You Like Bernie, This Could Be Your Future’: Gutfeld on Venezuela’s Economic Collapse, Drone Scare

Major tech companies remove Alex Jones for hate, bullying

Conservative conspiracy podcaster Alex Jones banned from Facebook, Google, YouTube, Apple and Spotify

Alex Jones shutdown ignites debate over social media content policing, censorship

The Censorship Battle of Alex Jones and Why It Affects Us All

Remember When Donald Trump Appeared on Alex Jones’ ‘InfoWars’

Twitter ‘bots’ crackdown sweeps up Trump supporters who tweet very often

Pastor Asks God to Protect President Trump from ‘jungle Journalism’

Singapore cyber attack has hallmarks of state-linked group, government says

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Akarakar, Indonesia

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Karangsubagan, Indonesia

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 25,000ft

Karymsky volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 17,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 14,000ft

Ebeko volcano in the Kuril Islands erupts to 12,000ft

Indonesia evacuates tourists as Lombok earthquake death toll climbs

Sweltering Tokyo Braces for Approach of Typhoon Shanshan

Mendocino Complex fire now largest in California history, capping a destructive year

California Fires: 14,000 firefighters now battling 16 major blazes across state

Pakistan to plant 10 billion trees within five years to fight climate change

Children are being euthanized in Belgium

Paris Hosts Gay Games Amidst Surge Of Anti-LGBTQ Sentiment In France

Victorian public servants ordered to use gender-neutral pronouns for ‘They Day’

U.S. judge rules against Trump policy restricting transgender troops


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