January 14, 2019 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)


President Donald Trump said on Monday he rejected a proposal from a Republican ally in the Senate that he temporarily reopen closed parts of the government to allow resumption of negotiations on a funding standoff.

A partial government shutdown entered its 24th day on Monday as talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats remained stalled even as some of Trump’s fellow Republicans called on the president to cut a deal and strains mounted nationwide.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stayed out of the fight over whether President Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general is unlawful by rejecting a motion relating to the matter filed in a pending case.

A judge in California on Sunday partially blocked a set of Trump administration rules that allow employers to opt out of providing health insurance that covers women’s birth control from taking effect.

President Donald Trump threatened Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia in Syria, drawing a sharp rebuke from Ankara on Monday and reviving fears of another downturn in ties between the NATO allies.

Chancellor Angela Merkel has proposed a China-European Union summit during Germany’s 2020 EU presidency that would include national leaders of EU countries as well as officials from Brussels and Beijing, EU diplomats said.

Russia told Japan on Monday that Moscow’s sovereignty over several disputed islands was not up for discussion and that disagreements between the countries still obstruct the path to a peace deal.

Pawel Adamowicz, the liberal mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, died on Monday of his wounds, a day after being stabbed by a man who rushed the stage during a charity event.

Newmont Mining Corp said on Monday it would buy smaller rival Goldcorp Inc in a deal worth $10 billion, creating the world’s biggest gold producer in the face of dwindling easy-to-find reserves of the precious metal.

Across some of the biggest U.S. cities, rent prices are continuing to rise for lower-income Americans. Meanwhile, an estimated 553,000 people experienced homelessness in 2018, according to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) data.

AP Top Stories

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel had at the weekend carried out an air strike on Iranian weapons in Syria, a rare public confirmation of such attacks.

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Anchorage, Alaska, on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with tremors felt as far as 120 miles southwest of the state’s capital city.

A British-Iranian aid worker who has been jailed in Tehran is going on hunger strike in protest at her treatment, her employer and her husband said.

Artillery shelling by government forces pounded parts of the northwestern Idlib province on Saturday, thwarting an infiltration attempt by militants as tension rises in the region following victories by al-Qaida-linked militants against Turkey-backed opposition fighters.

Jordanian King Abdullah II met Iraq’s president and prime minister in Baghdad on Monday, in the monarch’s first trip to Iraq in more than a decade.

Over 600 people were evacuated Saturday from the Islamic State group’s remaining holdout in eastern Syria, a monitor said, as US-backed fighters prepare for a final assault on the area.

China will seek to establish an international lunar base one day, possibly using 3D printing technology to build facilities, the Chinese space agency said Monday, weeks after landing a rover on the moon’s far side.


A court in China has sentenced a Canadian to death for drug smuggling, a verdict likely to reignite a diplomatic row between the two countries.

A Californian energy firm, Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation (PG&E), has said it plans to file for bankruptcy protection as it faces huge costs from last year’s wildfires.

Protests have broken out in Zimbabwe’s two main cities following the more than doubling of the fuel price.

Chinese exports saw the steepest fall for two years in December, according to the latest trade figures. Exports from China fell 4.4% last month compared with the year before, while imports fell 7.6%.

A row has broken out between the mayor of Rome and the Roman Catholic Church over what should happen to coins retrieved from the Trevi fountain. Every year nearly €1.5m is fished out of the famous landmark. It is traditionally given to a Catholic charity to help the destitute. But now Mayor Virginia Raggi wants the money spent on the city’s crumbling infrastructure instead. The Catholic charity Caritas says the loss of income will hit the poor.


Stephens College, a private women’s school in Columbia, Missouri, recently changed its admissions policy to accept applicants who either live or identify as women while no longer accepting women who now identify as men. The college has refused to comment on this new policy. On the flip side, the new policy states that “the College will stop admitting and enrolling students who were born female but who now identify as men or who are transitioning from female to male.”

A new federal report, “Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage,” warns that the United States’ response plans and resources would be hugely “outmatched” by a catastrophic power outage, which could leave society in disarray and many people dead.

Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“During the course of administration, and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been levelled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare. These abuses of an institution so important to freedom and science are deeply to be regretted, inasmuch as they tend to lessen its usefulness and to sap its safety.” —Thomas Jefferson (1805)

NYT Inadvertently Exposes FBI’s Anti-Trump Bias

The Times reveals a retaliatory FBI investigation into Trump after he fired Comey.

Anti-Wall Equals Pro-Globalism

A wall is both a symbolic and substantive rejection of the globalists’ open-border agenda.

Morality, Populism, and Cultural Decay

John Adams once wrote, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.”

Republicans Have Had Enough of Steve King

The Iowa Republican has a long history of unfiltered rhetoric. He may not get away with his latest.

Feinstein Wants to Ban All ‘Assault Weapons,’ GOP Aims at Reciprocity

While Senate Dems seek to limit Second Amendment protections, Republicans seek to expand them.

Evaluating the Prudence of Declaring a National Emergency

There’s a big question in conservative circles regarding the legitimacy of such a move.

Video: Former Border Patrol Chief: Walls ‘Absolutely Work’

The chief of U.S. Border Patrol during Barack Obama’s presidency says that Donald Trump is right.

Monday Short Cuts

Braying Jenny: “I know it’s a strong word, but this [shutdown] is political terrorism.” —Rep. Katie Hill

Monday Top Headlines

Shutdown sets record, Trump’s legal argument, another caravan, Dems hit Puerto Rico, opioid overdoses, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Peggy Noonan
Baby, There’s a Chilling Effect Outside
Do We Need Our Country Anymore?
Kathryn Jean Lopez
Because the Knights Belong to Lovers of God
Jeff Jacoby
The PC Commissars vs. Bryan Cranston
Gary Bauer
Trump at the Border

Today’s Meme

Today’s Cartoon

News – 1/14/2019

An FBI that is corrupt and dishonest — Latest reports offer only more proof
Dishonesty and corruption are endemic at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The latest proof comes in a New York Times report that the FBI initiated an investigation in May of 2017 into whether President Donald Trump was serving as a covert Russian agent. The accusation itself was ludicrous on its face. But from a legal standpoint, the FBI’s probe constituted an egregious abuse of power. The Bureau had no probable cause, no evidence, and no reasonable suspicions. They investigated Trump because they could. They defied the law, ignored or perverted facts, and debased the integrity of a heretofore-respected law enforcement agency. Why did these rogue officials commit such an outrageous act of malfeasance? In a word, vengeance.

President G. W. Bush Signed The 2006 Secure Fence Act For A Border Wall – Where’s The $50 Billion? Where’s The Fence?
On October 26, 2006, U.S. President George W. Bush signed the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (Pub.L. 109-367) into law stating, “This bill will help protect the American people. This bill will make our borders more secure. It is an important step toward immigration reform. The bill was introduced on September 13, 2006, by Congressman Pe ter T. King, Republican of New York. In the House of Representatives, the Fence Act passed 283-138 on September 14, 2006.[2] On September 29, 2006, the Fence Act passed in the Senate 80-19.

Lebanese Media: Nasrallah Suffers Heart Attack, Stroke
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has been hospitalized in serious condition in Beirut after apparently suffering a heart attack, Lebanese media outlets reported on Saturday. Another report said he also suffered a stroke, and that he has been fighting cancer.

Shame on you Chuck…and Nancy
Trump is right. There is a border crisis, bad enough, but even worse is the hate crisis that has consumed, sickened and poisoned the Democratic Party, and that is even worse. Worse because they are already IN the country. That, plus hating Trump is the only agenda that motivates them.

Scientists prepare for Hikurangi subduction zone faultline to rupture in future
Scientists are developing an emergency response plan to prepare for the rupture of New Zealand’s largest fault. Using a credible magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami scenario, five Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) groups from across the North Island are working together on the plan.

Ark of Covenant Mystery May Be Solved as Archaeologist Names Its Likely Location
Israel Finkelstein, a professor at Tel Aviv University and the man in charge of an archaeological dig at the Israeli town of Kiryat Ye’arim, revealed that that area could be the resting place of the … Ark of the Covenant.

UFO alert as Putin drafts in army after Siberian mountain ‘collapses’
VLADIMIR Putin has drafted in soldiers to investigate a “collapsed mountain” in a remote region of Siberia amid suggestions it may have been caused by a UFO crash-landing. “I insist that it was a meteorite.” However, a local poll in eastern Russian suggested the while 27 per cent agreed with his assessment, more – 33 per cent believed a UFO – was the cause.

There will be no Palestinian state here
“I came here to tell the Israeli public, and especially the residents of Judea and Samaria, that we will not allow the establishment of more than one state west of the Jordan River. A Palestinian state will not be established here,” Galant said.

Dems party in Puerto Rico amid shutdown
Despite a partial government shutdown with no end in sight, about 30 Democratic members of Congress traveled to Puerto Rico this weekend — with their families and lobbyists — for a winter retreat where they also planned to see a special performance of the hit Broadway show “Hamilton.”

Iraqis Establish a ‘Virtual Embassy’ in Israel
Attitudes toward Israel are shifting in the Arab world. This has a lot to do with Iran becoming a common enemy. But it has even more to do with average Arabs finally realizing that the Jewish state is not their enemy (accompanied by a serious decrease in support for the “Palestinian cause,” which still seeks to destroy Israel).

Gantz, in first public political statement, vows to fix Nation-State Law
Former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz made his first political statement on Monday morning since forming his Israel Resilience Party on December 27, when he promised a group of Druze leaders that he would work to get the controversial Jewish Nation-State Law changed. “I will do everything in my power to fix the Nation State Law,” he said.

Trump threatens to ‘devastate’ Turkish economy over Syrian Kurds
US President Donald Trump has threatened to “devastate Turkey economically” if it attacks Kurdish forces in Syria following a planned pullout of US troops. In two tweets on Sunday, Mr Trump said that he did not want the Kurds to provoke Turkey either. US forces have fought alongside a Kurdish militia in northern Syria against the Islamic State (IS) group.

Immigration loophole allows MS-13 gang members to go free
If the Trump administration had its way, Ramon Arevalo Lopez and Oscar Canales Molina would have been either in detention or deported. Instead, they were out on the streets — thanks to judges’ orders — where, according to police, they and another illegal immigrant delivered an MS-13 gang beat-down to two high school students in New York.

Industry wary of alternatives tries to protect a word: meat
More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term “meat” on product labels, Nebraska’s powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like real meat. Nebraska lawmakers will consider a bill this year defining meat as “any edible portion of any livestock or poultry, carcass, or part thereof” and excluding “lab-grown or insect or plant-based food products.”

Israel employs same methods used on Palestinians in Jewish terror crackdown
The Israel Defense Forces is using monitoring systems initially meant to target Palestinian terrorism in a crackdown on Jewish terrorism in the West Bank, as well as in order to deter possible perpetrators. “Our radar and observation systems are used to solve ‘price tag’ cases,” an IDF officer said, referring to attacks by Jewish extemists purportedly in response to political moves they oppose.

Iranian official says Israel is spreading lies about Nasrallah’s health
Hussein Abd al-Lahian, advisor to Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, said Sunday that rumors about Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah’s ill health are lies spread by Israel. “The Zionists’ claims that Nasrallah has suffered a heart attack are the new year’s biggest lie,” Larijani said on Twitter.

China trade shock rattles European stocks, commodities
World stock markets stumbled and commodities took a hit on Monday after a shock contraction in Chinese trade pointed to deepening cracks in the world’s second-biggest economy and sparked fresh fears of a sharper slowdown in global growth. Latest data from China showed imports fell 7.6 percent year-on-year in December when analysts had predicted a 5 percent rise, while exports dropped 4.4 percent, confounding expectations for a 3 percent gain.

India’s top court seeks govt response on plans to snoop on citizens’ computers
India’s Supreme Court on Monday asked the government to respond in six weeks on pleas challenging a recent home ministry order that allowed some agencies to monitor personal computers of citizens. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi issued the notice to the government against the controversial order. However, the Supreme Court has not stayed the order.

“China’s Nightmare”: B-2 Stealth Bombers Deployed To Hawaii, “On Watch” 24/7
“Deploying to Hawaii enables us to showcase that the B-2 is on watch 24 hours a day, seven days a week” — US Air Force

A NEW LOW: The United Nations is intentionally turning a blind eye to rampant child rape within its own ranks
The United Nations is raping children. The facilitation of these child rapes is in part funded by the UK taxpayer. You think this is “fake news”? Well let’s go right to the top and check the facts.

Trump rules letting employers opt out of birth control coverage blocked
A U.S. judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C.

Attention America: Prepare to Defend Yourselves
Yesterday, I published a report regarding a somewhat covert group, funded by Soros, scripted by former Democratic Congressional staffers, which was preparing to unleash a jihad of mob violence in America. The prevailing belief was that these groups would be triggered by by decisive action against the Deep State on the part of President Trump. For example, a declaration of national emergency and a shutdown of the border could trigger such mob counter-reaction. We did not have to wait long for this plot to unfold and its operations exposed.

California’s Gavin Newsom Proposes Tax on Drinking Water in First Budget
California Governor Gavin Newsom proposed his first budget for the state on Friday, and it includes a tax on drinking water.

Battering-ram attack on homeschoolers gets court OK
The European Court of Human Rights has issued a ruling supporting a decision by German authorities to demand parents relinquish their children to state socialization in public schools, accompanied by the right of government to remove those children – through methods including police battering-ram assaults on the family home – to make sure that happens.

175 U.S. patents prove that geoengineering and weather control technologies are REAL… see the list here
The United States government has granted patent approval to at least 175 inventions and technologies that are officially recognized to control or augment weather systems. (See the full list below.)

Las Vegas Man Gets Flu Shot, Then Loses His Vision, Becomes Partially Paralyzed Spends 4 Days On Ventilator
Every year, we here at NTEB do our best to warn you about the dangers of getting a flu shot. And every year, some dear sweet reader, who works as a nurse in a hospital somewhere, will write in and chide us for discouraging people from getting their shot.

Doctor Drops Bombshell About 5G Technology Dangers At Congressional Hearing
Internal medicine physician & professor Dr. Sharon Goldberg delivered testimony before Congress about 5G technology and the inherent dangers surrounding it, specifically the biological effects of the electromagnetic radiation.

Russian Navy To Deploy 30 Poseidon Strategic Underwater Nuclear Drones
Poseidon, previously known by the Russian codename Status-6, is designed to create a tsunami wave up to 1,600 ft. tall and wipe out enemy vessels and marine bases

Headlines – 1/14/2019

Jordanian King, Egyptian President call for ‘two-state solution’

Abdullah, Sisi: A Palestinian state should be established within 1967 borders

Funding shortage leads to World Food Program cuts for Palestinians

Six years after completion, Israel’s border fence with Egypt has transformed the south

At farewell ceremony, PM salutes outgoing IDF chief for fighting Iran

In rare acknowledgement, Israel confirms strike on Iran weapons caches in Syria

Satellite photos show Iranian missile depot allegedly leveled by Israeli strike

After strikes in Syria, Netanyahu threatens to hit Iranian targets even harder

Netanyahu: If necessary, we’ll step up attacks on Iranian targets in Syria

Arab nations inch toward rehabilitating Syria’s Assad

US-backed Syrian force: ISIS in ‘its final moments’

Report: Damascus seeks ‘intensified’ talks with Kurds

Trump threatens Turkey with economic devastation if it hits Kurds

Turkey urges US to honor partnership after Trump warns of economic devastation

Turkey vows to continue fight Kurdish militia after Trump threat

US Secretary of State Pompeo urges Gulf states to heal rift

Pompeo: Saudi Arabia must hold Khashoggi killers ‘accountable’

Iranian official says Israel is spreading lies about Nasrallah’s health

Iran taking ‘preliminary steps’ to restart uranium enrichment

White House asked the Pentagon for plans to strike Iran – report

Russian Official Cancels U.S. Visit, Saying ‘Second American Civil War’ Is Underway

Macron Tells French It’s Time to Channel Anger Away From Streets

Passenger carried gun onto international Delta flight from Atlanta, report says

Immigration loophole allows MS-13 gang members to go free

Border Agent Explains to Trump Why a Wall Won’t Solve Problems at the U.S.-Mexico Border – discovery of a tunnel under section already protected by a wall

Day 23: Graham says Trump isn’t giving in on southern border wall

Republican Senator Graham urges Trump to open U.S. government temporarily

30 Democrats in Puerto Rico with 109 lobbyists for weekend despite shutdown

Trump Confronts the Prospect of a ‘Nonstop Political War’ for Survival

Trump’s Putin problem seizes the spotlight in a time of turmoil

‘So many questions raised’: Lawmakers respond to two bombshell Trump, Russia reports

The U.S. Government Has Amassed Terabytes of Internal WikiLeaks Data

Israel needs national vision for AI or risk falling behind, tech authority warns

Technology brings images of Holocaust survivors to life

Magnitude 5.4 quake strikes near Anchorage, Alaska: USGS

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Kirakira, Solomon Islands

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Oyama, Japan

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Kaktovik, Alaska

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Ohonua, Tonga

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 27,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 22,000ft

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 18,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 17,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,000ft

Planchon Peteroa volcano in Chile erupts to 16,000ft

Five people die, 54 suffer injures in accidents across Egypt due to bad weather

Egypt shuts six ports due to bad weather

Israel issues severe weather advisory as winds blow dust storm from Egypt

1 Dead And 12 Hospitalized After Mass Drug Overdose In California

Judge blocks Trump birth control rollback from taking effect in 13 states, DC

No pants! People in NY, London and other cities take bizarre ‘no trousers subway ride’

Apostasy Watch Daily News

Chip Brogden – 5 Reasons Why Fellowship Eludes Us

New ‘Visual Commentary on Scripture’ website offers new way to study the Bible

Listening to a false preacher gives you false hope – looking at Christine Caine’s speech at Passion 2019

After Thoughts on William Branham

Pastor Who Posted “Bruce Jenner is Still a Man” on Church Sign Ousted As Pastor

“Gay Christians” Seeking to Hook Up? – There’s an App For That

Brooklyn pastor charged with sexually abusing his own daughter

U.S. immigration services approved visa requests for thousands of child brides….. from 2007 to 2017

China creates church-free zones around schools

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