March 18, 2019 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

REUTERS

President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday to block a measure passed by Democrats and Republicans in Congress that would terminate his emergency declaration for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday the chamber will vote on March 26 on overriding President Donald Trump’s veto of a border-wall related resolution.

The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, said on Monday it was possible that once he dies his incarnation could be found in India, where he has lived in exile for 60 years, and warned that any other successor named by China would not be respected.

Three people were killed and nine others injured in a shooting in a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht, the mayor said, Dutch broadcaster NOS reported.

The world’s biggest plane maker faced escalating pressure on Monday after Ethiopia pointed to parallels between its crash and one in Indonesia, sharpening focus on the safety of software installed in Boeing’s 737 MAX planes.

About 47 million people – one in five American adults – are expected to bet a combined $8.5 billion on “March Madness,” the annual men’s college basketball tournament, a new report said on Monday.

AP Top Stories

Unlike other major U.S. adversaries, such as Russia and China, Iran’s relative military weakness has led it to focus on preparations to attack “softer” targets, such as U.S. government facilities and personnel, and even civilian institutions like synagogues.

The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides that tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia’s easternmost province has climbed to 79, with dozens of others missing, officials said Monday.

The military chiefs of staff of Syria, Iran and Iraq will hold a rare meeting in Damascus to discuss “ways to combat terrorism”, the pro-Syrian government al-Watan daily reported on Monday.

A German reporter held by Venezuelan authorities for four months flew back home Sunday after being conditionally released, a Venezuelan NGO said.

A U.S. Navy veteran was sentenced to 10 years in an Iranian prison, according to his attorney, potentially fueling more friction between the United States and Iran.

South Korea said it’s considering holding talks with North Korea in efforts to help improve relations between the latter and the U.S. since their summit fell apart in Vietnam last month. Both the U.S. and North Korea “absolutely don’t want” to revert to the situation before 2017 when there was conflict and confrontation.

The Vatican is pushing back against whistleblower reports about problematic work conditions at its U.N. mission in New York under its former ambassador, in the latest scandal implicating the Holy See’s diplomatic corps.

Syrian government forces will reclaim control of northeastern areas controlled by the US-backed Kurds, whether by force or through reconciliation, the defense minister warned Monday.

The organizers of New Zealand’s largest gun show say they have canceled the event to show respect for victims of the Christchurch massacre and because of “elevated security risks.”

U.S. Special Operations Command has its sights set on its next big sniper rifle. SOCOM awarded a $49.9 million, five-year contract to Barrett Firearms for the command’s Advanced Sniper Rifle program meant to replace the Precision Sniper Rifle currently fielded to special operations snipers. Barrett’s bolt-action Multi-Role Adaptive Design (MRAD) precision system will be chambered in 7.62×51 mm NATO, .300 Norma Magnum, and .338 Norma Magnum with the help of a separate conversion kit.

Pope Francis met Monday with Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, France’s highest-ranking Catholic official, who was expected to tender his resignation after receiving a six-month suspended jail sentence for failing to report sex abuse by a priest under his authority. The Vatican confirmed the meeting took place within the city state but did not provide any details.

Flooding in Nebraska has badly damaged up to 500 houses in one county alone.

Flooding has reached record levels at 17 locations across Nebraska. The state’s emergency management agency says more record crests are expected in various rivers by Tuesday.

President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to withdraw the Philippines from the International Criminal Court looking into thousands of deaths in his drug war takes effect Sunday.

BBC

Cyclone Idai has had a “massive and horrifying” impact on Mozambique’s port city of Beira, the Red Cross says. It has killed at least 150 people across southern Africa.

A huge fireball exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere in December, according to NASA. The blast was the second largest of its kind in 30 years, and the biggest since the fireball over Chelyabinsk in Russia six years ago.The space rock exploded with 10 times the energy released by the Hiroshima atomic bomb.

Reports from the Democratic Republic of Congo say a train has overturned, killing at least 24 people, mostly children. More than 30 others have been injured.

WND

Getting a paycheck for doing nothing could be in the future for residents of New Jersey’s largest city. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka says the city is going to study a pilot program to provide a universal basic income, or basically guaranteeing income for all residents whether they have a job.

An appeals court now has affirmed the constitutionality of an Indiana law making the body-parts trade illegal.


Mid-Day Snapshot · Mar. 18, 2019

The Foundation

“The greatest good we can do our country is to heal its party divisions and make them one people.” —Thomas Jefferson (1801)

SPLC, Morris Dees, and Their Hypocritical Facade

The organization dumped its cofounder over allegations of sexual harassment and racial discrimination.


Gillibrand’s ‘Brave’ Presidential Bid

The Democrat New York senator lays out an extreme leftist platform as she aims to take on Trump.


Are Third-World Pilots Being MAXed Out?

As theories solidify for recent deadly airline crashes, we wonder if the right question is being asked.


Colleges or Ruling-Class Collaborators?

Admissions bribery? The real problem with higher education is far deeper than that.


The End of the World … Because Leftists Say So

Kids are always pawns for leftist indoctrination, this time walking out over climate.


Reparations Decoded

Can “40 acres and a mule” solve black America’s problems today? Not a chance.


Pelosi Wants to Lower Voting Age to 16

Democrats would love nothing more than to increase the number of ignorant voters.


Video: What Is an Automatic Weapon?

Well, for one thing, it’s not the same as a semiautomatic weapon.



Today’s Opinion

Gary Bauer
Murder at the Mosques
Tony Perkins
School Tries Concealing Drag Makeup Day
Hans von Spakovsky
Covington’s Nick Sandmann Launches His Second Defamation Lawsuit — This Time Against CNN
Kathryn Jean Lopez
The Contamination of Contempt
William Federer
Wording of First Amendment and Who Twisted It
For more of today’s columns, visit Right Opinion.

Monday Top News Executive Summary

Trump veto, smuggling operation, socialist agenda, Kirsten Gillibrand 2020, Boeing investigation, and more.


Monday Short Cuts

“Our friends in the other party will never forgive us for our success, and are doing everything in their power to rewrite history.” —Ronald Reagan



Today’s Meme

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Today’s Cartoon

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News – 3/18/2019

Illegal Alien Who Used Fake Fed Doc to Get License Committed No Crime, Obama Judge Rules
It is not a crime for an illegal immigrant to use fake federal documents to obtain a legitimate state license, according to a remarkable ruling issued this week by an Obama-appointed judge in south Florida. The defendant, 38-year-old Rubman Ardon Chinchilla, was among 20 people arrested several months ago in a scheme that used bogus immigration documents in driver’s license applications. The man who masterminded the operation, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Cuba, has been charged with fraud.

Court Victory Against Deep State FBI
Judge Declares FBI’s Search for Peter Strzok Records Inadequate. Judicial Watch Sues for Key Anti-Trump Coup Doc. Judicial Watch Files Ethics Complaint Against Congressman Adam Schiff. Clinton Email Scandal Witness Testimony Begins

Media Silence Surrounds Muslim Massacre of Christians
Political leaders and public figures were falling over themselves this weekend to condemn the mosque attacks in New Zealand, while dozens of Christians were slaughtered by Muslims in Nigeria to the sound of crickets. The bizarre aspect of the coverage was not, in fact, the attention paid to a heinous crime committed in New Zealand, but the absolute silence surrounding the simultaneous massacre of scores of Christians by Muslim militants in Africa.

Sex with kids, child weddings at Philly mosque?
She’s 17 now but says she first became a child bride at 14. “At the time I was a virgin. It was going to be my first marriage of course,” said the teen. She says it didn’t last. And in 2016, she says she was married off to Rajmann Sanders, a man more than twice her age who then allegedly began sexually assaulting her and her 10-year-old sister.

The Feiglin phenomenon
Zehut calls to cancel the Oslo Accords, have Israel annex the entire West Bank,… removing the Wakf Islamic religious trust from the Temple Mount and building a synagogue on Judaism’s holiest site, and seeks to move the Knesset and Supreme Court to the Old City.

Video Report From Temple Mount: Arab Riots and Thanksgiving Offering
Breaking Israel News joined a Jewish mass ascension to the Temple Mount, braving angry Palestinians and joyously participating in a covert ceremony intended as the first tiny step towards reinstating the Temple service.

Taliban captures 50 border police as fighting intensifies in Afghanistan
At least 50 members of the Afghan security forces have surrendered to the Taliban in a fight for control of Afghanistan’s western province of Badghis, local officials said. Some 100 Afghan personnel who are part of the interior ministry’s border police attempted to flee their posts into neighboring Turkmenistan on Saturday, but they were prevented from entering that country, Badghis provincial council chairman Abdul Aziz Bik said on Sunday. “These soldiers have been fighting against the Taliban for years and if they give up, they will be killed by Taliban,” Bik said.

UN defends claim IDF shot ‘innocent’ Gaza protesters
The UN Gaza Commission of Inquiry is set to defend its claim that Israel shot innocent Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border in an action it has said could be a war crime. On Monday morning it released a 228 -page report on the weekly Hamas-led protests known as the “Great March of Return,” which began on March 30, 2018, and in which more than 200 Palestinians have been killed.

Cyclone Idai: Devastation in Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Cyclone Idai has had a “massive and horrifying” impact on Mozambique’s port city of Beira, the Red Cross says. It made landfall on Thursday with winds of up to 177 km/h (106 mph), but aid teams only reached Beira on Sunday. People have been rescued from trees, homes have been destroyed and roofs were ripped off concrete buildings, head of the Red Cross assessment team, Jamie LeSeur, told the BBC.

Churches are opening their doors to businesses in order to survive
Sunday looks very different from Monday at White Rock United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. During the week, a florist fills out orders next to an artist working on a project. Down the hall, students practice tai chi. Declining attendance at America’s churches — a persistent trend in recent decades — has forced some to take a novel approach to keeping their doors open: renting out otherwise empty space during the usually quiet mid-week…

Israeli military raids home, arrests brother of Ariel attacker
Israeli military raided the home of the suspected Ariel attacker and arrested his teenage brother early Monday morning. The security forces also questioned the father of the suspect, and searched a store belonging to the family. The 20-year-old Omar Abu Lila, from the village of Az-Zawiya in the West Bank, is suspected of killing two people and seriously wounding two others.

Japan’s exports slump again on weak external demand, puts BOJ on notice
Japan’s exports fell for a third month in February in a sign of growing strain on the trade-reliant economy, suggesting the central bank might be forced to offer more stimulus eventually to temper the effects of slowing external demand and trade frictions. Slowing global growth, the Sino-U.S. trade war and complications over Britain’s exit from the European Union have already forced many policymakers to shift to an easing stance over recent months.

NZ Threatens 10 Years In Prison For ‘Possessing’ Mosque Shooting Video; Web Hosts Warned, ‘Dissenter’ Banned
Hosting platforms can be fined up to $200,000

VICTORY: New Mexico Senate blocks bill that would force doctors to commit abortions
Pro-abortion activists faced an unexpected defeat in New Mexico Thursday as the state Senate voted down legislation that would have forced doctors and nurses to participate in abortions.

BOMBSHELL: DNC Billionaire and Hard-Left Donor George Soros Tied to Anti-Trump Dirty Dossier Hoax
The secrets to the deep state coup to prevent Donald Trump from winning the 2016 election and then to overthrow his government are slowly being revealed.  To no one’s surprise, the plot leads back to dance billionaire donor and anti-American activist George Soros.

Democratic Governor Pushes Bill To Allow ‘Non-Doctors’ To Perform Abortions
If pushing for bills allowing late-term abortions in more states wasn’t enough, Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has proposed new legislation that will allow people who are not doctors to perform abortions.

British man called “racist bigot” for opposing daughter’s assignment to write a letter about converting to Islam
Everyone is already deemed “racist,” “Islamophobic,” and “bigoted” for reporting about sharia-justified abuses and jihad murder. Already the word “Islamophobia” is defined as including “dislike” or “fear” of “Muslimness.”

EXCLUSIVE: Portland School Teachers Now Obligated To Help Illegal Alien Students Evade I.C.E. Agents
What to do if you’re a teacher in Portland Public Schools, you suspect that one or more of your students are “undocumented,” and you see federal I.C.E. agents around the school?Well, thanks to this handy guide from the school district, you are now obligated to help the students evade the I.C.E. agents.

Terrorist Attack Israel ( North of Jerusalem) Near city of Ariel
#BREAKING: Deadly terror attack north of Jerusalem, near city of Ariel. Multiple casualties reported in two locations, at least 2 dead.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad praise deadly West Bank terror shootings 
The Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror groups praised a pair of shooting attacks in the northern West Bank on Sunday, in which one Israeli was killed and two others were critically wounded, calling them “heroic.”

Son Publicly Defends Parents Implicated In Admissions Scandal While Smoking Blunt
“They’re blowing this whole thing out of proportion. I believe everyone has a right to go to college, man…”

Meeting Between Trump And Xi Said To Be Delayed Till June: SCMP
The meeting between US President Donald Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to end the trade war which was tentatively pushed back from March to April, may be pushed back again, this time to June, the SCMP reported.


Headlines – 3/18/2019

West Bank Attack Raises Tensions Ahead of Israeli Elections

Palestinian kills Israeli soldier in West Bank knife and gun attack

Hamas and Islamic Jihad praise deadly West Bank terror shootings

Israelis in West Bank said to throw stones at Palestinians after terror attack

Sunday’s deadly attack underlines relentless rise in West Bank terror attempts

7 reporters held, ‘brutally beaten’ by Hamas for covering Gaza protests

UN Envoy Condemns Hamas Crackdown on Gaza Protests

UN envoy says Hamas violently suppressed Gaza protests

Fourth batch of balloons from Gaza lands in Negev

Egyptian officials to Hamas leaders: ‘Israel will destroy you, and we won’t do a thing to stop it’

Israel gives Islamic authority deadline in holy site closure

Jerusalem court orders closure of disputed building on Temple Mount

PA: Israel has no authority on Temple Mount

Report: Barak’s phone breached, info apparently sold to Iran by foreign hackers

Gantz demands AG probe whether Netanyahu leaked Iran phone hack claims

U.S. Bans Entry to Officials Pursuing International Court Charges Against Americans and Israelis

Over 60,000 people, mostly civilians, flee from last ISIS Syria enclave: SDF

US to leave 1,000 troops in Syria, despite planned ‘withdrawal’

Top US general refutes report that military could keep nearly 1,000 US troops in Syria

At least eight dead as gunmen storm Mali army camp

Taliban Capture About 150 Afghan Soldiers After Chase Into Turkmenistan

Saudi crown prince allegedly stripped of some authority

U.S. Navy veteran sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for insulting top leader, posting private photo

Putin to mark five years of annexation in Crimea

Ex-Putin adviser who died under mysterious circumstances in US had broken neck bone, report says

India, Pakistan threatened to unleash missiles at each other: sources

Bomb targeting train kills four in SW Pakistan

John Bolton warns North Korea not to test missiles

New Zealand shooting: Australian leader sides with teen who egged anti-Muslim senator

Over 1 million people have signed a petition to remove an Australian senator who blamed Muslim immigration for the New Zealand shooting

New Zealand welcomes gun control after mosque massacre: ‘There will be no opposition’

Teenager charged for live streaming NZ mosque shooting

1.5 million videos of Christchurch mosque attack in New Zealand removed by Facebook

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes quits Facebook: ‘New Zealand was too much for me’

‘We Are Not Safe Unless We Are Together’ – Interfaith Vigils Follow Mosque Shootings

Media Silence Surrounds Muslim Massacre of Christians

Where is the worldwide outrage and mourning for Christians in Nigeria, The Philippines, and Egypt?

Serbian protesters enter state TV headquarters in Belgrade

Yellow vest’ rioting in Paris as anti-Macron protests persist

5 charged in MS-13-linked slaying of Va. teen who was stabbed 100 times, burned

Trump threatens ‘SNL’ with federal investigation because they mock him

Doug Collins: House vote to make Mueller report public a failed stunt by Dems

Reuters Journalist Withheld Damaging Info About Beto O’Rourke Until After Senate Race

New Colorado law will give state’s electoral college votes to national popular vote winner

Democrats hit the gas on Net neutrality bill

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Ngondokandawu, Indonesia

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 30,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft

Agung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 14,000ft

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

Tenggar Caldera in Indonesia erupts to 12,000ft

Landslide in northern China kills 10

Indonesia: At least 58 casualties amid major flooding, mudslides following torrential rains

Nebraska: Disaster, disruptions, and exhaustion. Flood problems will not relent

Flood disaster continues in Iowa and eastern Nebraska with more rain on the horizon for Tuesday

More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream

Before-and-After Images Show Ongoing Flood Disaster in Nebraska and Iowa

Australia: Tropical Cyclone Trevor forms, on track to target northern Queensland this week

Churches are opening their doors to businesses in order to survive


Apostasy Watch Daily News

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Beth Moore and Bellevue Baptist: a Wolf Comes to Memphis

Christine Caine, Be Silent

Matt Chandler to Partner with Michael Brown, Christine Caine

Court protects ministers from $1B tax lawsuit

6 Christians Killed, 470 Flee in Congo Attack

120 people killed, 140 homes destroyed by Nigeria Fulani since February


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