November 19, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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President Donald Trump said in an interview aired on Sunday he would not intervene if Matthew Whitaker, his acting U.S. attorney general, moved to curtail Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

President Trump does not want to listen to an audio recording of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite facing mounting pressure to punish Saudi Arabia for the killing.

Civil rights groups will urge a U.S. judge on Monday to temporarily halt an order by President Donald Trump that bars asylum for migrants who illegally cross the border with Mexico.

Former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg is giving $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University for student financial aid at his alma mater, Bloomberg said in an opinion piece published on Sunday in The New York Times.

Houthi rebels in Yemen said they were halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their Yemeni allies, responding to a demand from the United Nations.

Iran will continue to export oil despite U.S. sanctions, which are part of a psychological war doomed to failure, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman urged the international community on Monday to halt Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and reiterated the kingdom’s support for U.N. efforts to end the war in Yemen.

Emergency services on Sunday sifted through the charred wreckage of California’s deadliest ever wildfire, searching for signs of nearly 1,000 people believed still missing as crews made progress in bringing the blaze under control. The remains of 77 people have been recovered, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said late on Sunday, as it cut the number of missing to 993 from 1,276. It gave no other details. Officials said it had consumed about 150,000 acres and was 65 percent contained late on Sunday.

Risk modeling firm RMS estimates insured losses of $7.5 billion-$10 billion from the Camp wildfire and $1.5 billion-$3 billion for the Woolsey fire, which caused massive destruction in Malibu, southern California, where million-dollar homes once stood.

Refineries around the world are squeezing out every last drop of diesel while drowning in gasoline, in what could well become the new normal for the next few years. The imbalance is a confluence of major shifts in oil markets – surging production of light U.S. shale oil, plummeting exports of heavier Venezuelan and Iranian crude, weakening gasoline demand and rising diesel consumption.

AP Top Stories

The Argentine government acknowledged on Saturday that it lacked the proper technology to rescue the submarine found deep in the Atlantic that disappeared a year ago with 44 crew members aboard.

Turkey’s coast guard said Monday it rescued 44 migrants stuck on an island after they attempted the crossing to Greece.

On Sunday, November 11th, a group of approximately 80 Central American migrants, the majority of whom identify as LGBTQ, arrived in the coastal city of Tijuana, Mexico, just south of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Residents of the Mexican city of Tijuana protested the arrival of thousands of Central American migrants, who are hoping to seek shelter while they await an opportunity to enter the U.S.

Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) often find themselves on opposing sides of debates in Washington. But on Sunday, both called on the fellow Republican who controls the Senate agenda ― Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky ― to reverse course and schedule a vote on a bipartisan reform bill to reform harsh U.S. prison sentencing laws.

Championing the cause of the poor, Pope Francis on Sunday lamented that “the wealthy few” enjoy what, “in justice, belongs to all” and said Christians cannot remain indifferent to the growing cries of the exploited and the indigent, including migrants.

In a significant escalation of her activism-driven approach to politics, Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has urged other progressives to mount primary challenges against some of the more conservative Democratic members of Congress.

November 18 marked the 40th anniversary of the mass murder-suicide of more than 900 people, most of them Americans who were members of a California-based cult called the Peoples Temple of the Disciples of Christ, run by the reverend Jim Jones. It became known as the Jonestown massacre.

A three-day meeting between the Taliban and the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan to pave the way for peace talks ended with no agreement, the militant group said a day after the diplomat declared a deadline of April 2019 to end a 17-year-long war.

BBC

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has called for closer ties between his country and Germany, saying Europe “has the obligation not to let the world slip into chaos”.

When the tiny Italian town of Acquetico set up a trial speed camera, it did not expect to see a probable record: 58,568 speeding offences in just two weeks.

One of Australia’s leading wedding magazines is shutting down after it refused to feature same-sex couples. The Christian couple said they made the choice because they had “no desire to create a social, political or legal war”.

WND

When members of Congress are sworn into office in January, some of them, or at least their lower-paid aides, are almost assuredly going to be getting to work in a driverless cab or, “AV for or autonomous vehicle,” as you will soon be calling it.

A school in the United Kingdom has forbade students from wearing “expensive” jackets because doing so may “poverty shame” other students.


News – 11/19/2018

Israel Aims to Become Fourth Country to Send Unmanned Spaceship to Moon
Israel is about to launch an unmanned spacecraft to the moon, thus joining the three superpowers – the US, Russia and China – that have done already done so. Called SpaceIL, the private project to reach the moon has just received a boost, from Sylvan Adams, the Canadian Jewish businessman and philanthropist …Adams is giving $5 million for the project.

Focus on Temple Mount Returning Blessings to the World
“Every person can look to the Temple Mount and the Holy of Holies as their true origin,” Persoff said to Breaking Israel News. “In all the world, this is every individual’s personal connection to creation.” “Just as the sustenance flows from the mother to the child via the tabor, spiritual and physical sustenance flow into the world via the Temple Mount,” Persoff said. “It is as if every person had a spiritual umbilical cord to God, all of them passing through that one point on the Temple Mount.”

Migrant caravan faces opposition from angry Tijuana residents
the nearly 3,000 people who reached the Mexican border with California in recent days have been met with marked hostility. Reports of insults being shouted, rocks being hurled and even physical fist-fighting has escalated over the weekend. Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum has referred to the arrivals as “bums” and questioned whether a referendum in the city of 1.6 million is needed to determine whether or not they should be allowed to stay.

NRA suing state for infringing 2nd Amendment
“We’re determined to fight this egregious measure because constitutionally protected rights should never be subject to a popularity vote. The wealthy elitists behind I-1639 want to turn a right into a regulated privilege. This measure was only designed to have a chilling effect on the exercise of a constitutional right by honest citizens while having no impact at all on criminals, The lawsuit challenges the measure on the grounds that it violates the Commerce Clause by banning sales of rifles to non-residents, and that it unconstitutionally impairs the rights guaranteed by the First, Second and Fourteenth Amendments, and Article I Section 24 of the Washington State constitution by preventing the sale to otherwise qualified adults under age 21 of certain rifles,” the organizations announced.

“It Will Be A Cold War”: APEC Summit Ends In Unprecedented Chaos After Dramatic US-China Showdown
One day after vice president Mike Pence and China’s president Xi Jinping clashed after exchanging sharply worded barbs in a showdown between the two superpowers, on Sunday the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit ended in unprecedented chaos and disarray, without agreement on a joint communique for the first time in its history as the escalating rivalry between the United States and China dominated proceedings and reflected escalating trade tensions.

China ‘has taken the gloves off’ in its thefts of U.S. technology secrets
It was the great microchip heist — a stunning Chinese-backed effort that pilfered as much as $8.75 billion in patented American technology. U.S. officials say the theft took a year to pull off and involved commercial spies, a Chinese-backed company, a Taiwanese chipmaker and employees affiliated with Micron Technology, a U.S.-based microchip behemoth.

Election avoided? Bennett and Shaked walk back resignation threats
Bayit Yehudi abandoned its threat to leave the coalition if Education Minister Naftali Bennett is not made defense minister, in statements by Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked at the Knesset Monday. This development leaves Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon as the sole coalition partner calling for an early election, making it far less likely than it had seemed in recent days.

Palestinians: Jewish tours of Temple Mount are part of religious war by Israel
Jewish tours of the Temple Mount are part of an Israeli scheme to ignite a religious war, the Palestinian Authority said on Sunday. The allegation came in response to a visit to the Mount by Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel. In recent years, the PA has been regularly condemning visits by Jewish groups and individuals to the Temple Mount, claiming they were “storming the Aqsa Mosque.”

Attorney-General to Netanyahu: Stop collecting info on left-wing NGOs
Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit has instructed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop collecting information from the Internet about Israeli left-wing organizations or their sources of funding. He further stated that any information that has already been stored and collected must be deleted immediately. According to Mandelblit, any gathering of such information must be backed up by a law that authorizes the government to do so…

Migrant caravan: Mexican border city Tijuana protests
Hundreds of residents have taken to the streets of a Mexican border town, in protest at the arrival of thousands of migrants trying to get to the US. They were urging the migrants to leave Tijuana, to the south of California. The migrants are part of a large caravan of Central Americans who have been travelling though Mexico to the US, where they want to claim asylum.

Facial Recognition Goes Mainstream, Drawing Concerns
Facial recognition is fast becoming embedded in everyday life. But as it improves, the technology is raising new privacy concerns. “Most American adults are in a face-recognition database accessible to law enforcement,” said Clare Garvie, a senior associate at Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy & Technology, who studies the technology and its privacy implications.

Haley promotes UN resolution against Hamas
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is expected to submit a draft resolution at the United Nations General Assembly, harshly condemning the Hamas terror organization. Haley, who will be leaving her position by the end of the year, is promoting a resolution condemning Hamas’s rocket fire at Israel and incitement against it, as well as demanding to halt any violent activity, including the launching of incendiary balloons from Gaza into Israel.

Two years after Philippines’ pivot, Duterte still waiting on China dividend
Two years after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced a divorce with old ally the United States in return for bumper business ties with China, he doesn’t have much to show for it. Duterte left Beijing in 2016 with $24 billion of Chinese loans and investment pledges for his ambitious infrastructure overhaul, a few weeks after saying the Philippines was being treated like a dog by Washington and would be better off with China.

ALLAHU AKBAR: Democrats Now Want to Change a 181-Year-Old Rule Banning Religious Headwear in the House
Lewis Charles Levin was an American Jewish Congressman and the first Jew ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1844. He was not allowed to wear a kippah, or yarmulke, while on the House floor due to the a law implemented in 1837 banning religious headgear in the House. Since 1844, many Jews have been elected to Congress and no one ever considered changing that rule to accommodate them. Just Jews, who cares, right? (insert bored yawn here)

Life Begins at Conception
It’s a major development in the fight for unborn babies. Finally – for the first time ever – the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has made it the official policy of the United States that life begins at conception.

Warning: The Democrats’ Sinister Plan To Destroy Religious Liberty As We Know It
…The Family Research Council, as well as Ernest Istook, have recently voiced a dire warning that our nation’s sacred protections for religious liberty may soon be under a ruthless attack. The FRC explained recently that the Democrats are seeking to adopt a provision that would effectively make religious liberty inferior to things like abortion rights, gay marriage, homosexuality, and protections for transgender people.

“It Will Be A Cold War”: APEC Summit Ends In Unprecedented Chaos After Dramatic US-China Showdown
One day after vice president Mike Pence and China’s president Xi Jinping clashed after exchanging sharply worded barbs in a showdown between the two superpowers, on Sunday the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit ended in unprecedented chaos and disarray, without agreement on a joint communique for the first time in its history as the escalating rivalry between the United States and China dominated proceedings and reflected escalating trade tensions.

Democrat 2020 Candidate Wants Govt-Sponsored ‘Social Credit’ System Comparable To China’s
New York entrepreneur and Democratic 2020 candidate Andrew Yang wants to implement a system in which a government-run mobile app rewards Americans with “digital social credits” (DSCs) for good behavior.

Another 3,300 Caravan Migrants Arrive In Tijuana, Says Mexico
Nearly 3,300 additional Central American caravan migrants arrived at the Mexican northern border city of Tijuana on Saturday, authorities in Mexico stated.

The globalist plan to exterminate humanity begins now: “Useless eaters” must be eliminated, say globalists
Far beyond the distractions of political bickering and cultural trends, the big, big picture that’s unfolding across our world right now is a plan to exterminate 90% of the current human population in order to “save” the planet and protect what globalists see as the future of human survival on a cosmic scale.

School demands Christians let atheists ‘lead Bible studies’
It appears Colorado is building quite a reputation for anti-Christian activism.  First the state punished a baker, Jack Phillips, and ordered him into a reindoctrination program for refusing to violate his faith by promoting same-sex marriage.

Police Chief Refuses To Enforce New Gun Laws – ‘I’m Defending the Constitution’
A police chief in Washington says the state’s new strict gun laws are violating the constitution.Chief Loren Culp has refused to enforce the new state gun control laws.

Blue Wave: Los Angeles Typhus Cases Hit 100 as Rat-Infested Slums Spread Disease
If we want to see the blue wave in full effect, we only need to take a look at liberal Los Angeles, where millionaire celebrities lecture the rest of the population from their mansions, surrounded by rat-infested slums.

Bypass the Pope By Going Directly to The Savior
There’s an increasingly perceivable-Li’l Abner Joe Btfsplk-like black cloud hovering over the heads of the faithful during the ongoing crisis in the Catholic Church.

Jew-Hatred Conference in Iran: “If We Are Not Doing Something Against The Jews, We Feel Bad”
The reason for this open and unapologetic Jew-hatred is not Israeli “settlements” or anything else related to the Jewish State. It is all about Islam, as Shams Al-Din Rahmani admits when he says that the Qur’an is an anti-Semitic book. It is: Islamic Jew-hatred is in the Qur’an. So is Shams Al-Din Rahmani a racist, islamophobic, anti-Muslim bigot for saying that, or are those charges reserved only for me when I say it?

Trump HHS Official Found Dead: Ruled Suicide By ‘Multiple Blunt Force Injuries’
Daniel Best, a pharmaceutical executive who recently took the lead at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, tasked with President Trump’s initiative to “lower prescription drug prices” in the United States, was found dead with “multiple blunt force injuries” on November 1.

President Trump Introduces New Policy Set to End Child Trafficking into the US
President Trump’s landmark new border policy includes a clause that is designed to end the trafficking of children across the US border by cartels and child slavery rings.

Tampa Gay Therapy Ban Under Legal Fire for Blocking Minors from ‘Getting the Help They Seek’
Young people battling unwanted same-sex attraction are fighting back against a Tampa, Florida, ordinance that bans licensed counselors from providing talk therapy to minors seeking to reduce or eliminate those attractions.


Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty.” —Fisher Ames (1788)

‘Undermining Democracy,’ Democrat Style

It’s all over but the recriminations in the Georgia and Florida elections.

‘Nuke Americans Who Resist Gun Confiscation!’

Rep. Eric Swalwell suggests a mandatory gun buyback program, stepping all over the Second Amendment.

Why Our Military Forces Aren’t Ready for Prime Time

A new report indicates that our military would struggle to fight stronger foes like Russia and China.

Paralyzed Children Should Transcend Politics

The CDC denies that illegals are bringing EV-D68 into the U.S. We’re not convinced.

DeVos Rebalances Due Process in Title IX

The secretary of education restores students’ basic rights in sex-abuse cases.

Video: Leftists Don’t Want You to Believe Your Own Eyes

The Leftmedia says the caravan is all hype and your concern is unwarranted.

Video: Seven Ways to Stop Democrats From Stealing Elections

Stephen Green, Bill Whittle, and Scott Ott explore ways to reform elections so every vote is counted only once.

Video: Endangered Syndrome

“One of the most heart-wrenching pro-life ad campaigns you’ve ever seen.”

Monday Short Cuts

“Almost every single person I’ve ever heard of with an AR-15 has been a mass murderer.” —Newsweek’s Nina Burleig

Monday Top Headlines

Record tax revenue, record-low unemployment, Trump visits CA, CIA on Saudi murder, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Gary Bauer
Stoking Division
Ken Blackwell
Prison Reform: Major Achievement for President Trump
Tony Perkins
Planned Parenthood Minds Its Ps and LGBTQs
Kathryn Jean Lopez
Giving Thanks in Difficult Circumstances
Burt Prelutsky
Trump Is No Anti-Semite

Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon


Headlines – 11/19/2018

Trump to discuss launch of Mideast peace plan with advisers this week

Election talk throws yet another wrench in U.S. peace plan rollout

In looming Israeli elections, Trump may find excuse to delay peace plan

Israeli Official: ‘Trump’s peace plan will be shelved if Israel goes to elections’

Netanyahu’s Coalition in Turmoil as He Rejects Partner’s Demand

Bennett, Shaked set to announce resignations, triggering elections

Netanyahu meets with coalition partner to stop government collapse

Netanyahu: ‘A right-wing government should not be disbanded’

Ex-IDF chief says politicians shouldn’t ‘exploit’ wars for political benefit

In light of security situation, going to new elections ‘irresponsible,’ Netanyahu tells nation

Netanyahu: ‘These are challenging times, not the time for elections’

Naming himself defense chief, Netanyahu says ‘no room for politics’ in security

Opposition lawmakers berate Netanyahu for keeping defense portfolio

PA: Israel planning ‘religious war’

Iranian official: Hamas’ rockets foiled Israel’s dreams

Palestinian President Abbas’s Fatah Party Mocks ‘Fearful’ Israelis Running From Hamas Rocket Attacks

Special forces were apparently trying to install spying gear in Gaza, Hamas says

Hamas: Commandos killed allegedly attempting to plant listening device

US mulling ‘consequences’ after Palestinians join international bodies

PA slams Trump’s ‘Zionist’ policies in Middle East

Controversy erupts over El Al flight diverted to Athens to accomodate Sabbath-observant passengers

Chaos and violence as El Al light delayed

Hezbollah money laundering has a ‘safe home in Germany’

Hailing US vote against UN resolution, PM says Golan will ‘always’ be Israeli

Head of Northern Command: ‘Hezbollah building infrastructure in Syrian Golan’

Analysis: The U.S. is juggling too many agendas in eastern Syria

Car bomb blast kills five in Iraq’s Tikrit, say sources

Egypt and Ethiopia to discuss Nile dam dispute

Iran hopeful that Europe can salvage nuclear deal: foreign ministry

UAE minister slams some Turkish media for fabricating news

Saudi Arabia Defies U.S. Pressure to End Qatar Row After Khashoggi Killing

Trump Says Saudi Arabia Must Remain an Ally Despite ‘Very Vicious’ Khashoggi Killing

Trump says he won’t listen to Khashoggi ‘suffering tape’

Jamal Khashoggi killers ‘may have taken body parts out of Turkey in luggage’

Yemen war: Houthis ‘halting drone and missile strikes’

US peace envoy hopes for deal with Taliban in 2019

Dozens killed in attack on Catholic mission sheltering refugees in Central African Republic

Brunei bans Christmas: Sultan warns those celebrating could face up to five years in jail

U.S. military in ‘crisis,’ could lose a war to Russia and China, report warns

‘Entire world is worried’ after rancorous Asia-Pacific trade summit

Hard Brexit would be disastrous says German industry

US navy hospital ship stokes tensions by giving Venezuelan refugees free care

Mexico considers legalizing marijuana during its war on drugs

Migrant caravan faces opposition from angry Tijuana residents

Tijuana protesters chant ‘Out!’ at migrants camped in city

Kremlin says Putin told Pence Russia did not meddle in US election

Trump says Whitaker is right about Russia probe and won’t sit with Mueller for interview

Trump gives Whitaker free rein over Mueller probe: ‘It’s going to be up to him’

Carl Bernstein suggests media should edit White House pressers before airing them

Pro-Israel candidate wins Florida Senate seat in race that triggered two recounts

Senate barrels toward showdown over Trump’s court picks

Osama Bin Laden Hunter Slams Trump Behavior As ‘Greatest Threat To Our Democracy’

Convenient Or Risky? First Implanted Microchips Promise The Public To “Make Their Life Easier”

Tim Cook explains why Apple accepts billions from Google despite privacy concerns

For the first time, researchers say Facebook can cause depression

6.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Lambasa, Fiji

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Kirakira, Solomon Islands

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Port-Olry, Vanuatu

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Yonakuni, Japan

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 26,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 21,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 17,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 17,000ft

Camp Fire: Death toll rises to 77, more than 10,000 homes burned

The catastrophic Camp Fire isn’t even halfway done burning, officials predict

Smoke from Camp Fire smothering California cities, shuttering popular attractions in San Francisco

Rain storms could bring more misery for California fire evacuees

Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts before rain

In Jordan’s ancient Petra, sirens warn of flash floods

Ebola response suffers another setback, as WHO evacuates some staff after attack

Superbugs kill more in India than globally, mortality rate is 13%

Israeli Ministers advance bill to ban the unvaccinated from schools

Transgender woman froze her sperm to have her own child after transition

Whistleblower teacher says 17 students in British school are changing genders, some were ‘tricked’

Leading Australia wedding magazine shuts over gay snub


Apostasy Watch Daily News

3 Lines in the sand – Will our authority be the Word of God, or will it be the sensibilities of our age?

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Tullian Tchividjian Back in the Pulpit at “Leave A Mark Church,” Columbus Ohio

Bethel & Ben Fitzgerald need to be held accountable as occultists continue to establish deep connections with Bethel & Awakening Conferences

Charismatic Prophet Claims God will Cure Cancer and Diabetes in Response to Synagogue Shooting

San Francisco Episcopal Church Hosts Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite

Local (San Antonio) pastor joins migrant caravan in Mexico

Kenya bans Marie Stopes from offering abortion services

“A Pure Genocide”: Extremist Persecution of Christians, 2018


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