April 30, 2019 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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President Donald Trump directed officials to toughen rules for asylum seekers on Monday, including by introducing a fee for their applications and barring those who entered the country illegally from working until their claims are approved.

The Trump administration is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization, the White House said on Tuesday, which would bring sanctions against Egypt’s oldest Islamist movement.

President Trump, three of his children and seven of his companies filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Deutsche Bank and Capital One Financial Corp to block the banks from complying with federal subpoenas investigating his financial dealings.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday called for a military uprising to oust President Nicolas Maduro and armed factions clashed at a protest outside a Caracas air base as the country hit a new crisis point.

Brazil’s Foreign Relations Minister Ernesto Araujo said on Tuesday that his country supports a democratic transition in Venezuela, where opposition leader Juan Guaido hours before said he had begun the “final phase” of his plan to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

The University of Cambridge will conduct a two-year academic study of how much it benefited from the Atlantic slave trade and whether its scholarship reinforced race-based thinking during Britain’s colonial era.

From algorithms to track “dark” ships smuggling stolen crude oil to an online licensing system to undercut corruption, one Nigerian government agency hopes it can use new technology to tackle theft which has cost the country billions.

Across the Midwest, growing numbers of grain farmers are choosing to shed their machinery and find renters for their land, all to stem the financial strain on their families, a dozen leading farm-equipment auction houses told Reuters. As these older grain farmers are retiring, fewer younger people are lining up to replace them. It means fewer customers for seed and chemical companies, fewer machine buyers, and fewer suppliers for grain merchants.

The Chinese navy, which is growing faster than any other major fleet, now controls the seas off its coast. Once dominant, the U.S. and its allies sail warily in these waters. A former U.S. naval officer says China’s advances have caught America napping.

Islamic State remains a potent threat around the world despite reduced capabilities, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday, adding its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had made his latest video appearance in a “remote area”.

AP Top Stories

A group of 147 mainly African refugees, rescued from the Libyan city of Misrata, were flown to an Italian military airport near Rome on Monday for resettlement.

United Airlines has covered cameras installed on in-flight entertainment screens located on the back of some seats on United flights.

France’s most famous Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld on Monday slammed the resurgence of “anti-Jewish hate,” days after a teenage gunman’s deadly attack on a synagogue in California.

The United Nations will grant Mozambique and the Comoros Islands $13 million in emergency funds to help provide food and water and repair damage to infrastructure, the organization said late on Sunday, after the second cyclone in a month slammed into the region.

U.S. forces in Syria have achieved all they can against the Islamic State. Without territory, ISIS will struggle to meet, train and organize attacks. Losing its “caliphate” deprived it of the allure that brought recruits and the professed allegiance of distant jihadists. No real military mission is left for U.S. troops in Syria. ISIS’ remnants in Syria are unlikely to gather where U.S. military forces patrol. Their prospects are poor.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signed a bill into law on Tuesday declaring all U.S. forces in the Middle East terrorists and calling the U.S. government a sponsor of terrorism.

Fierce fighting for control of Libya’s capital that has already displaced tens of thousands of people threatens to bring a further worsening of humanitarian conditions, a UN official warned.

The National Rifle Association’s board unanimously re-elected Wayne LaPierre as its chief executive officer and replaced President Oliver North amid an eruption of public squabbling and a probe into the gun-rights group’s nonprofit status.

Travelers on American, Alaska and JetBlue airlines ran into travel trouble Monday during a brief computer outage, the second in a month.

BBC

The US and China are due to begin a fresh round of talks in Beijing on Tuesday as they edge closer to resolving their damaging trade dispute.

French courts have handed down 447 fines in the past eight months under new laws to tackle street harassment of women. The “outrages sexists” law was passed in August 2018, and allows for on-the-spot fines of up to €750 (£650).

WND

A valedictorian at the leading Mormon academic institution, Brigham Young University, announced during his graduation speech he is a “gay son of God.”

A dispute over donated T-shirts sporting a Bible verse that basketball players wore during warm-ups at a New Mexico high school has come to an end with the head coach resigning. Todd Starnes reported the coach allowed his players to wear the donated shirts inscribed with “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” which is taken from Philippians 4:13 in the New Testament.

Gun Owners of California issued a dire warning this week about “pre-crime” legislation to prohibit people likely to commit a crime from owning a gun.


Mid-Day Snapshot · Apr. 30, 2019

The Foundation

“The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of.” —James Madison (1788)

Blacklisting the NRA — And the Second Amendment

The external challenges to the NRA come in a week when the organization was facing internal strife.


While Economy Roars, Leftists Aim for Recession

GDP grew 3.2% in the first quarter, but media polling is driving the narrative.


Deputy AG Rosenstein Resigns Following Rocky Tenure

The often-attacked deputy AG ends his tenure at the DOJ on a strong note.


Grassley to Trump: Drop Tariffs or the Trade Deal Gets It

The senator is largely right on the merits, but the president is invested in his strategy.


Canada Silences Father of Gender Dysphoric Daughter

Judge orders him not to speak against his teen daughter’s decision to seek hormone treatment.


Three Black Men, a White Widow, and BBQ

“We can show the world that it’s all right to be kind.” The quartet had dinner together.


Video: Media Blames Synagogue Attack on Trump

A montage of leftist talkingheads blaming the president for anti-Semitic violence.


Video: Who Are the Racists?

Conservatives are accused of racism by the left on a daily basis. What’s going on?



Today’s Opinion

Tony Perkins
Legal Infanticide: Biggest Mistake Ever
Dennis Prager
Why Most Jews Aren’t Bothered by the Times’ Anti-Semitic Cartoon
Rich Lowry
The 8chan Terrorists
Cal Thomas
The Democrats’ Economy Problem
Stephen Moore
The Carbon Tax Fantasy
For more of today’s columns, visit Right Opinion.

Tuesday Top News Executive Summary

Trump’s subpoena countermove, asylum overhaul, Beto’s green new deal, infrastructure, and more.


Tuesday Short Cuts

“We have … seen one of the world’s most prestigious newspapers become a cesspool of hostility towards Israel.” —Ron Dermer



Today’s Meme

For more of today’s memes, visit the Memesters Union.

Today’s Cartoon

For more of today’s cartoons, visit the Cartoons archive.

News – 4/30/2019

Congo Ebola cases hit record for most reported in single day
Health experts are expressing growing alarm about the number of people sickened with the Ebola virus who are never reaching treatment centers, allowing the disease to spread to caregivers and countless others. Monday set a new record in this outbreak of 27 confirmed cases in a single day, Congo’s health ministry said. Over the past four days 93 cases had been confirmed.

Demons in the Halls of Congress
The subversives in Congress continue their mayhem. When Keith Ellison was elected to the House from Minnesota’s 5th district in 2006, he became the first Muslim in Congress. Since then, Barack Obama has helped push this forward by allowing tons of Somali immigrants into that Minnesota district, and the result has been the election of the anti-Semite Ilhan Omar. Her outrageous statements about Israel include that the Jewish state “hypnotizes” other nations. This is classic anti-Semitic garbage. Her hatred of Israel is truly over-the-top.

Out of the Ashes: Clash of Civilizations Could Summon New World Religion
Rockefeller-backed Federal Council of Churches pushed “World government”, “Universal system of money” and “Worldwide freedom of immigration” in 1942. The council was told by Dr. William Paton, co-secretary of the World Council of Churches, that “Collectivism is coming, whether we like it or not“ For those paying attention, there is a discernible pattern of social engineering that is directed at the major world religions, particularly Christianity. This is undoubtedly a very complex issue, as there are numerous belief systems and nuanced views of millions of people. What we know is that globalist financed wars and revolutions have fueled illegal immigration and stoked flames of conflict all over the world.

Iran Threatens to Shutter Straits of Hormuz Shipping Route
Iran’s armed forces chief of staff threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping route, in response to U.S. sanctions on the regime, which he labeled as “hostility,” reported the semi-official ISNA news agency. Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah expressed alarm over Bagheri’s remarks. “We are looking at these threats with concern, and hoping as always to distance our region from this tension,” he said, reported the Kuwait News Agency.

US vows to track down remaining ISIS leaders
The US-led coalition against the group will fight across the world to “ensure an enduring defeat of these terrorists and that any leaders who remain are delivered the justice that they deserve,” a State Department spokesman said,

Elections are over; now Israelis notice the Palestinian Authority is collapsing
The outgoing government voted to withhold tax revenues from the Palestinians, in the sum of stipends to families of convicted or killed terrorists; pay cuts to security forces bring frustration; Hamas is making the most of it and in Israel – some are looking for a way out.

Limbaugh: Dems ‘starting to wake up to reality
‘It’s a slow-motion explosion right in front of ’em heading their way’ “I don’t think they can become fully woke, but they’re starting to wake up to reality,” he said. “That the Mueller report was a bomb, the Mueller report was a dud, and that they are not prepared to deal with Trump on any issue of substance. “They put every weapon they have in that Mueller report, in Trump-Russia collusion, and they are slowly awakening to the fact that it has bombed out on them,” he said.

Wealthy Elites Freak Out As Homeless Hordes Take Over West Coast Neighborhoods
For example, let’s talk about what is going on in Los Angeles. No city on the west coast has a bigger problem with homelessness than L.A. does, and many in the homeless population enjoy camping out on the beautiful beaches in the L.A. area at night. But of course many of the elite that paid millions of dollars for beachfront property are not too thrilled about this. Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten was a key symbol of anti-establishment rebellion in the 1970s, but now he is freaking out because homeless people are making life very difficult for him and his wife in Venice Beach, and what he recently told Newsweek’s Paula Froelich is making headlines all over the nation…So how bad will things get when the economy really starts going downhill?

Presidential Candidate: I Cannot Help Myself, I Was Born This way! It’s Gods Fault – Blasphemy!
I am here speaking of self-professed sodomite Christian (No such thing -The Lord and the Devil are not united) Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is unabashedly and unashamedly running for the President of the United States of America. You see, Pete is one that has taken part in what no man has ever in the history of mankind has, in daring the justice of God. They resort to “we were born this way, and we cannot help ourselves, it is Gods fault.”

Army vet-turned jihadi arrested for mass ISIS terror bomb plot in Calif.
The FBI was tipped off to Domingo’s actions when they discovered his online postings where he shared his loyalty to ISIS, his willingness to commit jihad, and called for revenge for the mosque attacks. “America needs another vegas event …[to] give them a taste of the terror they gladly spread all over the world,” Domingo wrote of the Oct. 2017 mass shooting at the Route 91 concert in Las Vegas.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster Will Sign Bill Banning Abortions When Baby’s Heartbeat Begins
Pro-life Gov. Henry McMaster of South Carolina promised Thursday to sign a bill banning abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable. Following the lead of Georgia and other states, the South Carolina House passed the bill Wednesday in a 70-31 vote.

‘The moment is now’: Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido leads military uprising
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has taken to the streets with detained activist Leopoldo Lopez and a small contingent of heavily armed soldiers in a military uprising. “This is the moment of all Venezuelans, those in uniform and those who aren’t,” said Lopez in his first public appearance since being detained in 2014 for leading anti-government protests. “Everyone should come to the streets, in peace.”

IDF reduces Gaza fishing zone after rocket from Palestinian Islamic Jihad
The IDF will reduce the fishing zone around the Gaza Strip to six nautical miles on Tuesday following the launch of a missile by Palestinian Islamic Jihad on Monday night , the military announced. According to IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) launched from the al-Attra neighborhood of Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza Strip towards into the Mediterranean sea.

Iran seeks way around US sanctions with non-dollar trade
Iran’s Ambassador to London attended a recent meeting where he discussed the use of Europe’s Instrument for Trade and Exchanges (INSTEX) to continue trade despite US sanctions. In the works since the US walked away from the JCPOA Iran Deal, the concept was created by Germany, France and the UK in January. Iranian state media now says INSTEX is ready to conduct transactions.

Rare snowstorm hits Chicago, breaking 109-year-old snow record
An unusually strong late-season snowstorm hit parts of United States on April 27 and 28, 2019, dropping heavy snow and causing hundreds of flights to be canceled.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster Will Sign Bill Banning Abortions When Baby’s Heartbeat Begins
Pro-life Gov. Henry McMaster of South Carolina promised Thursday to sign a bill banning abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable.

Black Monday: South African Farmers Demonstrate Outside U.S. Embassy to Bring Awareness on Epidemic of Farm Attacks and Murder
South Africans demonstrated outside the U.S. embassy in Pretoria Monday, April 29th to raise awareness of the epidemic of farm attacks and murders. There were 13 farm attacks and 3 gruesome murders over the Easter weekend alone.

Adolf Hitler’s Inspiration For The Concentration Camps Was Henry Ford, His Auto Assembly Line, And His Shared Hatred Of The Jewish People
Now imagine, if you can, that you are the person that inspired Adolf Hitler to conceive and then carry this plan out. Can’t do it? I don’t blame you, I can’t either. But American automaker, Ford founder Henry Ford was that inspiration for Hitler. How can this be, you say? It happened because Henry Ford, millionaire industrialist, was also a rabid Jew-hater, and started a newspaper to spread his peculiar brand of antisemitism to the world at large.

NASA Prepares For “Asteroid Apocalypse” With “Planetary Defense” Simulation
NASA is going to be using a simulation of an “asteroid apocalypse” in order to help the space agency prepare for the cataclysmic event. And they are taking it seriously, as disaster planners from FEMA will join NASA for a dress rehearsal of doomsday.

Mexico to Deport 186 Central American Migrants from Shelters near Texas
Mexican authorities began the removal of 186 Central American migrants, including women and children, from this border city. The migrants were sent to Mexico City to board flights to their respective home countries.

The Weather Channel Faces a Storm of Its Own
On April 18, 2019, an unknown ransomware variant knocked The Weather Channel off the air. Fortunately, the interruption time was minimal, totaling approximately 99 minutes. While services were offline, the network played a prerecorded program until they were able to restore their systems.

“Massive” Herpes Outbreak Reported At Coachella Music Festival
People attending the Coachella Music Festival this year are picking up much more than “good vibes” – they are also picking up herpes. According to the herpes tracking app “HerpAlert” there has been a massive outbreak of the sexually transmitted disease in California which is believed to be associated with the Coachella Music Festival.

Sri Lanka Bans Burka for ‘National Security’ Following Easter Sunday Bombings
In the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings, which left hundreds dead after Islamic terrorists targetted Christian worshippers, Sri Lanka has banned all “face coverings” – including burkas and veils – for “national security” reasons, according to reports.

All You Need To Know About The US Measles Outbreak
The United States has recorded a whopping 695 cases of measles in 22 states, its largest outbreak since public health officials in 2000 declared the disease “eradicated” apparently rather prematurely.

Annihilation of Christian Life and People: Where is the Outrage in the West?
Islamic extremists have seen that the West has not mobilized to prevent them from repressing Christians, as if unconsciously there were a strange convergence between our silence and the ethnic cleansing project of the Islamic State, aimed at erasing Christians.

Combat Vet Who Stopped The Synagogue Shooter: ‘I Scared The Hell Out Of Him’
The man who fired a semi-automatic weapon inside the Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego on Saturday froze, dropped his gun and sprinted to his car when he saw Oscar Stewart come barreling toward him, yelling so loud the priest at a neighboring church could hear.


Headlines – 4/30/2019

PA: Form coalition against the ‘Deal of the Century’

How tech is bringing Israelis and Palestinians together

Palestinians Continue to Reject All Israeli-collected Tax Funds, Warn of Economy’s Collapse

Rocket Launched From Gaza Falls in Israel’s Territorial Waters

After cartoon uproar, Israel’s US envoy calls NY Times a ‘cesspool of hostility’

New York Times Prints Another Anti-Israel Cartoon Amid Antisemitism Scandal Rocking Newspaper

UN chief demands that the world step up to stamp out hatred

ISIS leader Baghdadi makes first video appearance in 5 years, emphasizes group’s global reach

US: ISIS leaders to be ‘delivered justice’ after al-baghdadi videotape

Baghdadi is back, but can he salvage ISIS?

Iran says US sanctions on its oil industry will damage market stability

Iranian general: We won’t talk to US under pressure of sanctions

Can Iran close the Strait of Hormuz? Tehran threatens to shut off waterway to one of the world’s most important shipping channels

Sudan’s military, opposition discuss powers of joint council, say sources

Mattis ignored orders from Trump, White House on North Korea, Iran: report

FBI Says It Thwarted Planned ‘Mass Murder’ Terror Attack by War Veteran in Los Angeles

US army vet accused of plotting terror attacks on Nazis, Jews in California

France says it has foiled terrorist act, suspects held in custody

Rod Rosenstein, U.S. deputy attorney general who appointed Mueller, submits resignation

AG William Barr is poised to face grilling over report

Pelosi: Trump obstructing justice ‘on a daily basis’ amid standoff over Barr testimony

Trump team sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One to keep them from turning over financial records to Congress

Trump’s lack of cooperation with Congress sparks impeachment push in House

Tech Lobbyists Push to Defang California’s Landmark Privacy Law

Melting Snow May Have Caused Earthquakes in Mammoth Lakes Area, Research Shows

6.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Carlsberg Ridge

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Tual, Indonesia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Tinogasta, Argentina

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 29,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 17,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Agung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 15,000ft

UN gives Mozambique $13 million for Cyclone Kenneth damage

Massive floods hit Ottawa – breaking all-time high water records, Canada

Pakistan suspends polio vaccine drive after health worker attacks

Surge in US measles cases leads to extraordinary measures

Measles Scare Delays Flight to NYC; JetBlue Accused of Profiling Orthodox Boy

Fight Over Religious Exemption For Vaccinations Heats Up in Albany

Our antibiotics are no match for superbugs, and it’s a ‘global crisis,’ UN report says

United Methodist Court Upholds Ban on LGBTQ Clergy, Same Sex Marriage


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