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

REUTERS

President Donald Trump on Friday blasted a federal court decision halting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, saying the U.S. judge in Montana had made a political decision and calling it a disgrace.

President Trump said he has signed an immigration proclamation, an order that would help effectively ban migrants who cross the U.S. border with Mexico illegally from qualifying for asylum.

The U.S. Department of Justice has moved to sharply curtail federal authority aimed at curtailing abuse and civil rights violations at local police departments across the country by directing U.S. attorneys to limit the use of consent decrees and settlement agreements.

High-profile U.S. elections in Georgia, Florida and Arizona remained unresolved on Thursday, two days after the vote, with the prospect of legal challenges, recounts and ballot reviews setting the stage for possible weeks of uncertainty.

Democrat Maxine Waters, poised to become chair of the U.S. House banking committee, told Reuters on Thursday she would like the heads of the country’s biggest banks to testify before the panel as she seeks to ramp up regulatory oversight.

A senior Austrian military officer is believed to have spied for Moscow for decades, Vienna said on Friday, adding to a list of recent Russian espionage cases and souring relations with arguably the country’s closest ally in the EU.

At least 17 people were killed when suicide attackers set off two car bombs at a hotel near the headquarters of Somalia’s Criminal Investigations Department in Mogadishu on Friday.

A Taliban delegation on Friday attended a diplomatic conference in Russia for the first time, in a move that underscored Moscow’s keenness to play a role in the Afghan peace process, but the Kabul government sent no official representative.

AP Top Stories

A Texas judge reportedly released nearly all of his juvenile defendants after losing his re-election on Tuesday, but not before asking if they planned to kill anyone.

Twelve jurors and six alternates were selected Wednesday to decide the fate of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, one of the most notorious criminals in the world, on trial in New York for smuggling drugs into the United States over a quarter of a century. The seven women and five men will determine whether Guzman is guilty on 11 trafficking, firearms and money laundering charges, which could see him spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Preliminary exit poll data suggests white evangelical Christians, who have long been among President Donald Trump’s staunchest supporters, showed up strongly for Republican House candidates in the 2018 midterm elections. Seventy-five percent of white respondents who identified as “born-again” or evangelical Christians voted for Republican House candidates.

Armed police stormed a high school in North Carolina after noises made by a malfunctioning heater were mistaken for an active shooter.

At least 65 Islamic State group fighters have been killed around their last enclave in Syria despite a pause in a two-month Kurdish-led assault, a monitor said Wednesday.

Michigan is aiming to build a potentially lucrative industry from the ground up with passage of a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana. It could do more by serving as a model for the rest of the Midwest – and possibly beyond.

About half a million people have died violently in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan due to the US “war on terror” that was launched following the September 11 attacks in 2001, according to a study released Thursday.

A car bomb killed three people in Iraq’s Mosul on Thursday, medical and security officials said, the first such attack since jihadists were ousted from the city last year.

Central American migrants on Wednesday continued to straggle in for a rest stop at a Mexico City stadium, where about 4,500 continue to weigh offers to stay in Mexico against the desire of many to reach the U.S. border. Mexico City officials said they expected as many as 1,000 more might arrive at the Jesus Martinez stadium as lagging members of the caravan trail in, their journeys slowed by difficulties in getting rides or by hopping aboard trucks that veered off their route.

BBC

A man who set a car on fire and stabbed three people – one fatally – in the Australian city of Melbourne has died in hospital after being shot by police. Authorities now say they are treating the attack as a terror-related.

On the 80th anniversary of the Nazi Kristallnacht attack on Germany’s Jews, French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has revealed a 69% increase in anti-Semitic incidents this year.

A cold storage firm says it has run out of room because the food industry is stockpiling in the run-up to Brexit. Cardiff-based Wild Water has rented extra space in Newport, Bristol and Staffordshire, and bought another storage site in Merthyr Tydfil. It is also building a large facility in Aberbargoed in the Rhymney Valley to help cope with increased demand. Customers were “ultra-concerned” about food being held up at ports.

WND

Barack Obama’s efforts to embed abortion funding in the health-care system took a significant blow this week when the Trump administration finalized rule changes that roll back Obama’s contraceptive coverage mandate and prevent tax subsidies from going to abortionists.

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair and a set of his medals and awards have been sold for a combined total of nearly $786,000 while a copy of his PhD thesis raised almost that amount on its own, at an auction of items belonging to him and other celebrated scientists.

A Florida woman underwent back surgery and ended up having a healthy kidney removed after a surgeon mistook the organ for a tumor.


News – 11/9/2018

Satanists sue Netflix for £38m over ‘misappropriation’ of goat-head god
A group of Satanists is suing Netflix and Warner Bros for 50 million US dollars (£38 million) over the depiction of a goat-headed statue in one their television shows. The lawsuit, filed at a federal court in New York on Thursday, claims the depiction of Baphomet constitutes misappropriation, confusion of origin and injury of reputation.

Northern California wildfire leaves town in ruins, thousands flee
A fast-moving wildfire advanced to the outskirts of the Northern California city of Chico early on Friday, forcing thousands to flee after it left the nearby town of Paradise in ruins.

Saudi Arabia targets Palestinians in Israel with latest Mecca ban
Saudi Arabia has banned Palestinians and Israeli Muslims from entering the country with temporary passports, ending their chance to make the pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest site, Mecca.

China found hijacking global web traffic, two reports confirm
Two new reports indicate that China has been using abnormal internet routing patterns, which may have been intended for global internet hacking. After a paper was published by the War College, detailing China’s practice of using “border gateway protocol (BGP) hijacking” to hack global web traffic, an internet analysis expert from Oracle confirmed China’s unusual routing patterns, according to an Oracle blog post on Monday.

What will come first – Israeli elections or the U.S. peace plan rollout?
Two clocks are ticking, one in Jerusalem and one in Washington. The problem is that for the time being, they are not synchronized. With the midterm elections over in the US, President Donald Trump now has the bandwidth and time to shift his focus back to foreign policy issues, including the so-called “deal of the century” that he longs to broker between Israel and the Palestinians…and it could be rolled out as early as next month or in January.

Gallant: We’re ready for peace with Arab states
Israel is ready to make peace with every Arab country, Construction Minister and former OC Southern Command Yoav Gallant told The Jerusalem Post…“All of the relations we have with Arab countries, every relationship that is conducted behind closed doors and not publicly, this is done by their own choice. Israel is ready for peace with every Arab country,” Gallant…told the Post in his office in Jerusalem ahead of the paper’s annual Diplomatic Conference.

Melbourne attack: Man shot dead after fire and fatal stabbing
A man who set a car on fire and stabbed three people – one fatally – in the Australian city of Melbourne has died in hospital after being shot by police. Authorities now say they are treating the attack as a terror-related. The attacker was shot after confronting officers on a busy city street, authorities said. He was taken into custody in a critical condition.

China’s Xinhua agency unveils AI news presenter
China’s state news agency has unveiled a virtual newsreader sporting a sharp suit and a somewhat robotic voice. Xinhua News claims the presenter “can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor”, though not everyone may agree. “Hello, you are watching English news programme,” says the English-speaking presenter at the start of his first report.

‘Remarkable’ decline in fertility rates
There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers. Their report found fertility rate falls meant nearly half of countries were now facing a “baby bust” – meaning there are insufficient children to maintain their population size. The researchers said the findings were a “huge surprise”.

Will humanity survive this century? Sir Martin Rees predicts ‘a bumpy ride’ ahead
Humanity is under threat. At least according to Sir Martin Rees, one of Britain’s most esteemed astronomers. In his new book, “On the Future,” Rees turns his focus closer to home, examining the existential threats that face humanity over the next century. From cyberattacks to advances in biotechnology to artificial intelligence to climate change, Rees, Britain’s astronomer royal, says we are living at a critical juncture — one that could define how the human species fares.

Debt ceiling will be set to record high of $22 trillion, fund government to just summer
The federal government is set to reinstate its borrowing limit, and a new analysis indicates that it will be a record-high $22 trillion — and then, it won’t provide enough money to fund the government past summer. The shocking number, however, is only slightly higher than the current actual debt of some $21 trillion. The ceiling has been in suspension and the debt has grown under President Trump. It is set to be reinstated on March 2, 2019.

‘A wall of fire’ in California: 3 wind-powered wildfires gain momentum
A trio of wind-driven wildfires in California gained strength early Friday, lighting the sky with orange flames and filling the air with gray smoke and ash. As the Camp Fire raged in the northern part of the state, about 90 miles north of Sacramento in Butte County, the Hill and Woolsey fires triggered widespread evacuations to cap a hellacious day in Ventura County that began with news of a mass shooting that left 13 people dead at a neighborhood country music bar…

Britain Struggles With Rise in Knife Attacks
Daniel Frederick, a 34-year-old father of three, was returning to his home…when a group of teenagers stabbed him in the back seven times, yards from his flat near a children’s playground. Mr. Frederick, a security guard, was targeted in a case of mistaken identity, police believe, but the assault was part of a crime trend that London’s mayor said this week would take a generation to solve: a surge in knife attacks in a country with relatively low levels of violent crime.

U.S. judge halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline
A federal judge in Montana halted construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday on the grounds that the U.S. government did not complete a full analysis of the environmental impact of the TransCanada Corp (TRP.TO) project. The ruling deals a major setback for TransCanada Corp and could possibly delay the construction of the $8 billion, 1,180 mile (1,900 km) pipeline.

U.S., Mexico, Canada ministers to sign trade pact Nov. 30, official says
Cabinet ministers from the United States, Mexico and Canada will sign a new trade agreement on Nov. 30, Mexico’s economy minister said on Thursday. The deal will be signed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo told reporters at an event in Mexico City. Argentina is hosting the G20 international forum for governments and central bank governors.

Google Admits in Court Documents that it Believes Free Speech is “disastrous” for Society
Every year, nearly half the world’s population uses Google. According to Internet Live Stats, Google processes over 40,000 search queries every second. In that same second, internet users view over 76,000 YouTube videos, a streaming service designed by Google.

Bombshell Proof Soros Funds The Caravans
The official organizer of the caravans, Pueblo Sin Fronteras, appears to be a lone organization, however, we now know the group is run by La Familia Latina Unida which in turn is overseen by Centro Sin Fronteras which is backed by the Soros financed National Immigration Forum.

Dem Campaign Accused of Stealing Fla. Election
The spokesman for Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign has accused his opponent’s campaign of “preparing” to steal the election for Florida’s next senator.

President moves to restrict asylum access at border
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen today announced an Interim Final Rule declaring that those aliens who contravene a presidential suspension or limitation on entry into the United States through the southern border with Mexico issued under section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) will be rendered ineligible for asylum.

Watch Live: Soros Activates 900 Antifa Terror Cells, Leader of Group Calls For Killing of Police & Republicans – Red Alert!
Billionaire globalist deploys leftist foot soldiers after Trump fires Sessions. The group started Wednesday night by threatening Tucker Carlson at his Washington DC home and doxing the home addresses of Tucker Carlson’s brother Buckley Carlson, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity and The Daily Caller’s Neil Patel on Twitter.

False Flag CALEXIT-Inspired Mass Murder Event of White People In a California Bar
It wasn’t Mandalay Bay, the site of the Las Vegas Massacre, but it may as well have been. In verse two of the same event, we see the same variables and the same exact scenario acted out again and nobody in the MSM is the slightest bit suspicious.

Antifa targets Tucker Carlson as hit list expands to conservative media
When a mob of left-wing Antifa activists descended Wednesday night on Fox News personality Tucker Carlson’s D.C. home, it signaled a new phase in the political violence and angry confrontations that now are targeting the news media.

Poll: 40 percent of British Jews considering leaving UK ‎over anti-Semitism
An incredible 90 percent of British Jews believe that the Labour Party is ‎anti-Semitic, and 40 percent are considering leaving the United Kingdom ‎because of the spike in anti-Semitism.‎

Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War and Ebola in Eastern Congo
In two of Congo’s anarchic eastern provinces, War and Plague combine to inflict local horrors and seed conditions for a “breakout epidemic” with lethal regional and possibly global health consequences.

Pro-Life Win in West Virginia
Abortion supporters suffered a major setback in West Virginia after voters amended the state constitution.

White South Africans Barred From Registering On Government Jobs Website – Tea Party News
White South African men are reportedly being excluded from a government-partnered youth employment initiative program, according to a new report.

Radical Leftists take to the streets to demand deep state maintain control over DOJ and Mueller investigation
 If you just voted for Democrats, you voted for left-wing violence that demands the complete destruction of the USA, the dismantling of the U.S. border and the complete nullification of the DOJ under President Trump.

The Psychological Reasons Why Good People Do Nothing In the Face of Evil
Here is a very stern warning from old literary history. All that evil needs to triumph is for good people to do nothing. Why do good people continue to do nothing in the face of abject evil? Here is the complete story on this psychological phenomenon which seems to prevent good people from doing anything in the face of abject evil.

Brazil: We won’t yield to Muslim pressure, embassy will move to Jerusalem
The various Arab Muslim governments are relentlessly lobbying Jair Bolsonaro to renege on his promise to move the Brazilian embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Fortunately, unlike President Mario Abdo Benitez of Paraguay, Jair Bolsonaro has a spine. Bolsonaro will not be intimidated by bullies from Egypt, Qatar, Turkey, the “Palestinian” Authority, or the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.


Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.” —John Adams (1797)

Vote Shenanigans in FL, While AZ Still Counting

Democrats are working overtime to snag a couple of Senate seats from Republicans.

Another Mass Murder and More Media Misinformation

When 12 people were murdered in California, leftists trotted out their usual plan.

Honoring American Veterans

We invite you pause and contemplate the service and sacrifice and American Patriots.

Remembering the Lessons of the Great War

World War I ended 100 years ago Sunday, and there are still critical things to learn.

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Not the Founders’ Vision of Congress and the Presidency

Congress and the press have contributed to an increasingly powerful executive branch.

Health Care as a Selling Point

Unless Republicans can figure out a unified policy, they’re going to struggle in years to come.

Remembering Billy Graham

The 20th century’s greatest Christian evangelist would have been 100 this week.

Acosta’s Accosting

The CNN reporter’s conduct is an example of why Trump calls the Leftmedia the “enemy of the people.”

Video: What Took Trump So Long to Fire Sessions?

President Trump finally “resigned” his attorney general, Jeff Sessions.

Friday Short Cuts

Non Compos Mentis: “What I saw was a battery, not by Jim Acosta, but by the young White House aide.” —Sunny Hostin

Friday Top Headlines

Asylum changes, DACA ruling, election fraud, gun control, Mueller report, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Hans von Spakovsky
Jeff Sessions Put the Justice Department Back on Course
Rebecca Hagelin
Greater GOP Senate Control Means Long-Term Victories
David Harsanyi
Democrats Aren’t Losing Faith in Our Constitutional System. They Just Don’t Like It
Erick Erickson
Where Do We Go When Journalism Fails Us?
Michael Barone
Split Election Result Sends Polarized Politics Toward 2020

Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon


Headlines – 11/9/2018

In Jerusalem, new envoys from Cairo and Amman recommit to peace with Israel

Abbas agrees to Egypt-mediated calm’ between Israel and Hamas – report

Gaza: NIS 90 million from Qatar transferred

Yoav Gallant: Hamas holding Gaza hostage, lacks military solution

Palestinian Said Killed by Israeli Military Fire Near Gaza Border Fence

Russia’s envoy says plane downing still rankles, blames US for fatal Gaza riots

Gaza-area teens complete protest march to Jerusalem

Planes briefly grounded at Ben Gurion airport; TV: Jets scrambled in false alarm

Brazil risks Middle East trade with Israel embassy move

US Jews feel more positively towards Israel despite religious pluralism rift

Man in LA arrested for tearing off Orthodox women’s wigs

French PM says anti-Semitic acts in country up 69% this year

Hezbollah has more firepower than ’95 percent of world’s conventional militaries,’ warns report

Syria forces free 19 Druze women, children held hostage by ISIS

Farrakhan in Iran: Nation of Islam Leader Warns Trump a Mideast War Likely

Louis Farrakhan warns Trump war with Iran will ‘end America as you know it’

US willing to lift Sudan’s ‘terror state’ designation pending reforms

Plagued By War and Famine, Yemen Is ‘No Longer A Functioning State,’ Journalist Warns

Yemeni government warns of Houthi militias’ ‘terrorist intentions’

Saudi Arabian tells Israelis: We want peace

Change in Saudi Policy Prevents Over One Million Israeli Muslims From Making Hajj to Mecca

Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s Anchor, Ponders a Future Without the Cartel

US navy ship ignored sinking migrants’ cries for help, say survivors

North Korea postponed U.S. talks because ‘they weren’t ready’: Haley

White South Africans Barred from Government Jobs Website

Bandits butcher vet school’s horses for meat in Venezuela

Venezuela arrests hundreds of currency ‘speculators’

Debt ceiling will be set to record high of $22 trillion, fund government to just summer

Pope denounces governments that use media to defame critics

Acting US attorney general said judges need ‘biblical view of justice’

Manchin: We’re ‘on the verge’ of a constitutional crisis due to Sessions’s firing

Americans protest as firing casts doubt over future of Russia probe

Indictments? Final report? White House braces for Mueller

Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

People concerned about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s fall are offering their ribs and organs

Man Arrested for Allegedly Making 40 Harassing, Death Threat Calls to CNN

Will humanity survive this century? Sir Martin Rees predicts ‘a bumpy ride’ ahead

Google CEO Sundar Pichai: ‘Technology Doesn’t Solve Humanity’s Problems’

At China’s Internet Conference, a Darker Side of Tech Emerges

Smartphones, tablets causing mental health issues in kids as young as two

Dating apps use artificial intelligence to help search for love

A Powerful Solar Storm Likely Detonated Dozens of U.S. Sea Mines During the Vietnam War

6.8 magnitude earthquake hits near Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen

5.8 magnitude earthquake hits the Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits the Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Golfito, Costa Rica

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Manjimup, Australia

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Mamasa, Indonesia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Tristan da Cunha region

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 26,000ft

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 26,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 20,000ft

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 13,000ft

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

A Northern California fire is growing at a rate of about 80 football fields per minute

‘Everything destroyed’ as wildfire scorches Paradise, California

At least 1,000 structures destroyed by fast-moving fire in Northern California

Santa Ana winds to fuel Hill, Woolsey fires in Southern California as evacuations expand

Smoke pours into Bay Area, air quality as unhealthy as Beijing

Florida monarch butterfly populations have dropped 80 percent since 2005

Party of Mexico’s president-elect wants to legalize marijuana

‘Remarkable’ decline in fertility rates

HIV-infected Thai man accused of raping scores of teenagers

‘I’m about 40 or 45.’ 69-year-old cites transgender arguments to change legal age to find more women on Tinder

Guam Catholic church to file bankruptcy amid abuse lawsuits

California Man Tries to Hijack Bus Full of Children, Says ‘Jesus Is Coming, I Must Go to Mission’

One dead, two injured in stabbing rampage in Melbourne

Inside, it was ‘like hell.’ Another mass shooting in another public place claims 12 lives

California bar shooter identified as former Marine, may have suffered from PTSD

Thousand Oaks was third-safest city in US before mass shooting

Pittsburgh mayor requests worldwide moment of silence for synagogue victims

Apostasy Watch Daily News

Is the world really a sinking ship?: A critique of Christian pessimism

The “We Know and Prophesy in Part” Fallacy for Justifying Failed and False Prophetic Words

Burglar wore ‘I love Jesus’ hat as he ripped Bibles apart in church, camera shows

Man tries hijacking bus full of children to go to Jesus. Police say heroes stopped him

Massachusetts Voters Uphold Law Allowing ‘Transgenders’ to Use Restroom That Aligns With ‘Gender Identity’

Colorado Elects First Openly Gay Governor In U.S. History As The State Persecutes Christians

West Virginia Approves Pro-Life Amendment Saying There is No Right to Abortion

Bomb Planted at Church in India

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail


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