July 15, 2019 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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President Donald Trump’s order that all federal agencies provide citizenship data to the Commerce Department could open a new legal front over whether states can redraw their voting maps based on citizenship status.

Immigrants seeking asylum in the United States from Mexico must now also first seek protection from a so-called third party country, the Trump administration said on Monday.

President Donald Trump’s order that all federal agencies provide citizenship data to the Commerce Department could open a new legal front over whether states can redraw their voting maps based on citizenship status.

A proposal to prevent big technology companies from functioning as financial institutions or issuing digital currencies has been circulated for discussion by the Democratic majority that leads the House Financial Services Committee, according to a copy of the draft legislation seen by Reuters.

China’s government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, declining to give details of the sanctions in a move likely to worsen already poor ties with Washington.

Prices of cooking oil and other basics soared in Zimbabwe as inflation nearly doubled in June, data showed on Monday, piling pressure on a population struggling with shortages and stirring memories of economic chaos a decade ago.

As the United States races to put humans back on the moon for the first time in 50 years, a NASA-funded lab in Colorado aims to send robots there to deploy telescopes that will look far into our galaxy, remotely operated by orbiting astronauts.

More than one in 10 children – or 20 million worldwide – missed out last year on vaccines against life-threatening diseases such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus, the World Health Organization and the UNICEF children’s fund said on Monday.

AP Top Stories

At least two people have been found dead and thousands were forced from their homes after a major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia, an official said Monday.

Egypt on Saturday opened two ancient pyramids south of the capital Cairo and unveiled a collection of newly found sarcophagi, some containing well-preserved mummies.

Officials began to clean up a massive oil spill Friday that dumped nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into a California canyon, making it larger – if less devastating – than the state’s last two major oil spills.

The World Meteorological Organization called the wildfires now burning around the Arctic “unprecedented.” The United Nations agency noted that over 100 intense fires burned in the Arctic Circle alone over the past six weeks, releasing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than Sweden does in an entire year.

A draft of the deal reportedly obtained by The New Yorker says that people seeking asylum from any country who arrive at US ports of entry or are apprehended while crossing between ports of entry could be sent to seek asylum in Guatemala instead.

Zimbabwe’s annual inflation rate hit 175 percent in June, official data showed Monday, stoking fears of a return of the hyperinflation that wiped out savings ten years ago when the economy collapsed.

Riot police and protesters fought running battles in a Hong Kong shopping mall Sunday night as unrest caused by a widely loathed plan to allow extraditions to mainland China showed no sign of abating.

Police say they will be reviewing any available video to help them identify protesters who trespassed and pulled down the American flag in front of an immigration detention center in suburban Denver, tried to burn it and replaced it with a Mexican flag.

Republicans have no real plan to establish a new health care system if the courts strike down the Affordable Care Act before the 2020 election. But plenty of them are rooting for its demise anyway – even if it means plunging the GOP into a debate that splits the party and leaves them politically vulnerable.

The so-called Full Buck Moon is on the horizon – so get ready to enjoy the show. As astronomy buffs might already know, this month’s full moon is due on July 16, and brings with it a partial lunar eclipse that’s expected to be visible on every continent around the world, except North America, according to NASA. The first full moon of summer is indeed named after a male deer, who generally grow their new antlers in July.

BBC

Anti-terrorism police in northern Italy have seized an air-to-air missile and other sophisticated weapons during raids on far-right extremist groups. Three people were arrested – two of them near Forli airport. Neo-Nazi propaganda was also seized, in raids in several cities.

The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, a major transport hub that is home to more than two million people.

The launch of India’s second lunar mission has been halted less than an hour before the scheduled blast-off, due to a technical problem.

WND

The California Board of Education implemented progressive sex and gender education curriculum in public schools across the state, regardless, in some cases, of parental knowledge or consent.

Billy Graham Evangelical Association CEO Franklin Graham says that if Congress adopts the Democrats’ Equality Act, which would nullify constitutional protections for religious rights, the “nation may never recover.”


Mid-Day Snapshot · July 15, 2019

The Foundation

“In disquisitions of every kind there are certain primary truths, or first principles, upon which all subsequent reasoning must depend.” —Alexander Hamilton (1788)

How Trump Is Uniting Democrats

He calls out “progressive” congresswomen, triggering Dems to circle the wagons.


Dealing With the Democrats’ Migrant Invasion

An update on sanctuary cities, deportations, detention centers, and the overall border crisis.


The Bipartisan Sanctuary City Shell Game

“The Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act” is geared to help victims of illegals.


Reminder: Economic Expansion Helps Everyone

The Left derides it as “trickle-down” economics, but it works for those who need it.


‘Left’ Behind: Old-School Dems Disappointed by Their Party

BET cofounder doesn’t feel today’s Democrat Party reflects his ideology anymore.


Video: How Should We Think About Race?

“We are all in the same race together,” Chad Prather says. “Prove me wrong.”


Video: New Zealand’s Gun Confiscation — Massive Failure

After the Christchurch massacre, the politicians’ “solution” is always more control.



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Ken Blackwell
New Bestseller Reveals Liberal Women Carried the Day for Kavanaugh
Todd Starnes
Hockey Coach: We’re Not Women’s Soccer; We Stand for the National Anthem
Peggy Noonan
The Why, How and What of America
Kathryn Jean Lopez
Respecting Life at the End of It
Burt Prelutsky
Sneaks & Sneakers
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Monday Top News Executive Summary

ICE raids, sanctuary-city ruling, tariff effects on China, auto regs shelved, BidenCare, and more.


Monday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Rashida Tlaib, AOC, Hillary Clinton, Bill de Blasio, and more.



Today’s Meme

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News – 7/15/2019

Report: Israeli warship enters Lebanon
The Lebanese television channel LBC reported on Sunday night that an Israeli warship had entered Lebanon’s territorial waters. The ship reportedly crossed over near a beach in Israel’s Rosh Hanikra.

CA city takes step toward Second Amendment Sanctuary
The Needles City Council on Tuesday, July 9, adopted a resolution declaring the city a “Second Amendment Sanctuary,” giving direction to city officials to begin working with their state representatives on legislation that would exempt the city — and possibly other border cities — from certain state gun laws.

Bastille Day In France Showcases The Ten Nation Confederacy Of The European Intervention Initiative Joint Military Pact As Main Feature Of Parade
the European Intervention Initiative, a joint military pact created last year. Now, that may not sound like much of anything to you right off the bat, but if you dig just a little bit under the surface, you find that the European Intervention Initiative is a ten nation confederacy designed to protect Europe. Well, here there, Mr. Ten Toes from Daniel 2, I was wondering when you would make an appearance.

Polio eradication campaign loses ground
The global initiative to eradicate polio is badly stuck, battling the virus on two fronts. New figures show the wild polio virus remains entrenched in Afghanistan and Pakistan, its other holdout, where cases are surging. The main problem in both countries is that the massive vaccination campaigns held every few months are still not reaching every child. In Africa, meanwhile, the vaccine itself is spawning virulent strains that are hard to contain.

WWIII Is Coming – Dramatic Moment: American Bombers Intercepted by Russians Above the Black Sea- Romania
Several Russian fighter planes were sent Monday to intercept bombers of the US-based B-52N air force bombers that were approaching the southern and north-western borders of Russia. The incident was captured in a video uploaded by the Russian Ministry of Defence on Monday, and is the latest in a series of brushes between Nato and Russian forces.

Congo confirms 1st Ebola case in city of Goma
The Congolese health ministry confirmed an Ebola case in Goma late Sunday, marking the first time the virus has reached the city of more than 2 million people along the border with Rwanda since the epidemic began nearly a year ago. The health ministry said the man who had arrived earlier Sunday in the regional capital had been quickly transported to an Ebola treatment center. Authorities said they had tracked down all the passengers on the bus the man took to Goma from Butembo, one of the towns hardest hit by the disease.

UK’s Johnson would meet Trump to negotiate trade deal after becoming Prime Minister: The Times
Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become Britain’s next prime minister would want to meet U.S. President Donald Trump within the first two months of becoming prime minister to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal, the Times newspaper reported on Sunday citing an ally of the former London mayor. “The key to the whole thing is the US. If we get a trade deal with America we will be very quickly in the market for other deals. It encourages others to realize that we mean business,” the newspaper quoted Johnson’s ally as saying.

Earthquake of 6.1 magnitude rocks Japan’s south
An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude rocked Japan’s southern Okinawa prefecture on Saturday, US Geological Survey reported. The earthquake’s epicenter lay in 350 km to the north of the prefecture’s capital city Naha at the depth of 237 km. No injuries or damages were reported, and no tsunami alert was issued.

Netanyahu Threatens Nasrallah with a ‘Crushing Blow’
the Hezbollah leader said that “any [future] war will be bigger than the 2006 war for Israel and it will put it on the brink of extinction.” Netanyahu said in response, “Suffice it to say that for years Nasrallah dug terror tunnels, which we destroyed within days.” He added that if Hezbollah “dared to do something foolish and attack Israel, we would impose a crushing military blow on it and on Lebanon.” “But unlike Nasrallah, I do not intend to detail our plans,” he said.

Giant Barges Carrying Leviathan Natural Gas Platform Set Out from Texas to Israel
The first of four giant barges carrying sections of the Leviathan natural gas platform set out on a 7,000-mile voyage from Texas and the Gulf of Mexico to the Mediterranean Sea last week. The platform, comprised of five operational units, will be erected in 280 feet of water 7 miles off the coast of Israel and will rise 155 feet above sea level. When fully assembled in September, the platform topside decks will be 335 feet long, 260 feet wide, and weigh 38,000 tons, enabling the platform to drill three miles into the seabed.

River turns blood red near Digity volcano
While so­cial me­dia blog­gers have al­ready be­gun proph­esy­ing that the red riv­er was an in­di­ca­tion of dooms­day, EMA man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Hay­den Ro­mano said he planned to dis­patch teams to take sam­ples of the riv­er wa­ter for test­ing. Ro­mano said he did not know what caused the riv­er to turn red but once in­ves­ti­ga­tions are com­plete, a state­ment will be is­sued.

Chinese Christians Declare Country ‘No Longer Safe for Us,’ Seek To Flee
As China’s policies on surveillance intensify and a crackdown on religion in the communist state continues, Christians are fleeing the country, Fox News reported. The ruling Communist Party of China has recently engaged in a crackdown on any manifestations of organized religion in the country, knocking down mosques and churches. Gordon Chang, Gatestone Institute Senior Fellow, told Steve Hilton of “The Next Revolution” that China “plan[s] to have a nationwide social credit system in place” by next year.

Big earthquakes today in Australia and Indonesia
There are lots of small earthquakes going on all the time, but earthquakes over magnitude 6 are rarer. They are the big ones, which shake more strongly near their epicenters, and which can be felt over longer distances. Today – July 14, 2019 – so far there have been two large earthquakes relatively near each other. The first was a 6.6-magnitude undersea quake off the western coast of Australia. It took place 202 km (125 mi) west of Broome, Australia, and was equal in magnitude to the largest earthquake ever recorded in Australia, which happened in 1988. Today’s second large earthquake had its epicenter 102 km (63 mi) north-northeast of Laiwui, Indonesia. It was an even bigger earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.3..

7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia, causes panic
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Moluccas islands on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, creating panic and causing damage to houses in eastern Indonesia. “There are no reports of infrastructure damage yet,” Iksan Subur, an official with Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency located near the epicenter, told Reuters. “But people panicked and ran out of their houses. Some people who live near the ocean are starting to move to higher ground,”

Hubble spots “impossible” structure around a malnourished black hole
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered structures around a black hole that were thought to be impossible. A small, “malnourished” black hole was found to have a flat disk of material circling it – a feature thought unique to supermassive black holes. This disc is also so close to the black hole that it’s distorting and stretching the light itself. The intense gravitational forces at that range are accelerating the material to over 10 percent of the speed of light. To us the light appears red, because it’s having such a hard time escaping the region that the gravity is stretching out the wavelengths.

Cargill shuts animal-feed mills in China as fatal hog disease spreads
Cargill shuttered animal-feed mills in China in recent months partly because the rapid spread of a fatal hog disease has reduced demand, a company executive said on Friday. The closures highlight the pain for global agriculture companies from the outbreak of African swine fever in China, the world’s top hog producer and pork consumer.

Hamas using Whatsapp to collect intelligence on IDF movements
Hamas has once again been trying to obtain intelligence from Israeli troops stationed along the Gaza border using online messaging applications. Posing as fellow soldiers, Hamas operatives contacted troops on the Whatsapp text messaging service and would ask for intelligence such as troop movements. One combat soldier serving in the Paratrooper’s brigade received a text…asking him to send the dates of the next exercises…

U.S. grants visa to Zarif for U.N. meeting, limits his movement to 6 blocs
The United States has granted a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to attend a U.N. meeting in New York this week, two sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday, saying Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had approved the decision. Had Pompeo not approved giving Zarif, Iran’s top diplomat and nuclear negotiator, a US visa it could have been a signal that the United States was trying to further isolate the Islamic Republic.

Ebola in DR Congo: Case confirmed in Goma
The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, home to more than a million people. The health ministry confirmed that a pastor tested positive for the virus in a centre in Goma after arriving there by bus on Sunday. The ministry says that risk of the disease spreading is low.

Galileo sat-nav system experiences service outage
Europe’s satellite-navigation system, Galileo, has suffered a major outage. The network has been offline since Friday due to what has been described as a “technical incident related to its ground infrastructure”. The problem means all receivers, such as the latest smartphone models, will not be picking up any useable timing or positional information.

Army researchers building ‘smart’ landmines for future combat
rmy leaders see a future battlefield with networked minefields a commander can see from across the globe through satellite communications and that can be scattered in minutes but also retrieved and reused when needed. The push is an effort to keep landmines of various types in the weapons portfolio while still meeting the agreements made to get out of the old school “dumb” landmine use.

Netanyahu: We’ll respond with ‘crushing blows’ to Hezbollah’s ‘nonsense’
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened to hit Hezbollah with a “crushing blow” if the Lebanese terror group “dares to do some nonsense” and launches an attack on Israel. Netanyahu made his comments at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting in response to Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s speech over the weekend, commemorating the Lebanese terror group’s “victory” in the 2006 Second Lebanon War…

China says will freeze out U.S. companies that sell arms to Taiwan
China’s government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, declining to give details of the sanctions in a move likely to worsen already poor ties with Washington. China claims self-ruled and democratic Taiwan as its own and has never renounced the use of force to bring it under Beijing’s control.

US organization exposes the horror of global Christian persecution: ‘It’s a different world’
The battle over the separation of church and state continues to rage in the United States, but David Curry, CEO of Open Doors USA, wants American Christians to know what persecution is like in other areas of the globe — and it’s a pretty shocking paradigm.

Brain implant restores partial vision to blind people
Partial sight has been restored to six blind people via an implant that transmits video images directly to the brain.

Self-cloning ticks that suck animals’ blood dry spark concern humans may be next
They’re out for blood. Self-cloning super-ticks are sparking worry in some as the insects recently were linked with killing five cows by sucking their blood dry in North Carolina.

Barry Weakens to a Tropical Depression But Remains a Dangerous Flash Flood Threat in the Lower Mississippi Valley
Barry has weakened to a tropical depression in the lower Mississippi Valley, but its dangerous impacts will persist in the region, including the potential for significant river flooding and flash flooding in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee.

Powerful M7.3 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia
A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit Halmahera, Indonesia at 09:10 UTC (16:10 WIB) on July 14, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Indonesian BMKG is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

Philadelphia is Using a Sonic Weapon on Kids — To Keep them Out of Parks
The Philadelphia government is reportedly using sonic weapons on it own citizens, youth and young adults, to keep them out of public parks after hours. We at TFTP were initially caught off guard with the news of compliance weapons usually reserved for riot control being used on kids. Admittedly, we believed it was fake news. Unfortunately, after further investigation, it is no laughing matter and is the first such torture device we are aware of regularly being used on young people in the U.S.

Bastille Day In France Showcases The Ten Nation Confederacy Of The European Intervention Initiative Joint Military Pact As Main Feature Of Parade
…At the annual Bastille Day celebrations in Paris this year, the main theme and focus was on something called the European Intervention Initiative, a joint military pact created last year. Now, that may not sound like much of anything to you right off the bat, but if you dig just a little bit under the surface, you find that the European Intervention Initiative is a ten nation confederacy designed to protect Europe.

‘Christianophobia’? Why Anti-Christian Attacks Have Quadrupled in France
There’s a disturbing phenomenon happening in France that you may not have heard about. An alarming increase in anti-Christian attacks on churches, cemeteries and other distinctly Christian sites has gone largely unreported.


Headlines – 7/15/2019

Abbas: We will not renew ties with Trump until Trump recognizes the two-state solution

Calling for two-state solution, Biden says ‘the occupation is a real problem’

Doubling down, Trump says liberal Democrats ‘hate Israel with unbridled passion’

Senior Hamas official calls on members of Palestinian diaspora to kill Jews

Egyptian delegation meets with Palestinian factions to prevent new Gaza flareup

The Jeffrey Epstein Scandal Has Even Spread to Israel’s Election

Gantz says ‘in talks’ with Likud reps over unity government sans Netanyahu

Netanyahu set to become Israel’s longest-serving PM on July 20

Netanyahu’s Son Defends Jesus’ Jewishness: It’s in the Bible! What Israel’s enemies intended for evil has sparked a serious discussion about Jesus in the Jewish state

Haredi Jews eat matzah with ‘human blood,’ Egyptian Hebrew scholar claims

Leviathan gas platform embarks on 11,500 km. journey to Israel

Israeli Navy ship crosses into Lebanese waters – report

Netanyahu responds to Nasrallah threat: Will deal ‘crushing blow’ if Hezbollah attacks

Terrorist attacks knocks major gas pipeline out of service in Syria

Netanyahu: IDF the only army ready to fight Iran

Failure of Iran deal could pose ‘existential threat’, says Hunt

Rouhani says Iran prepared to talk to US if it rejoins nuclear deal

Iran knows it can’t win a naval war in the Gulf, but it can provoke an accident

Erdogan says Trump can waive sanctions on Turkey

Sudan protesters delay signing deal with army for second time

Hong Kong’s Summer of Dissent Rolls On as Protesters Broaden Their Agenda

France UPSTAGES America with ‘flying soldier’ at military parade to celebrate Bastille Day

Trump’s Nationwide Immigration Raids Fail to Materialize

Nikki Haley slams ‘disgusting’ silence from Dems after Mexican flag raised at ICE facility

Lindsey Graham: “I Don’t Care” If Migrants “Stay in These Facilities for 400 Days”

Lindsey Graham: 30 percent of migrant families are fraudulent

Omar Questions the Patriotism of American-Born Citizens

Trump targets freshman congresswomen, Pelosi on Twitter, tells progressives to ‘go back,’ ‘help fix’ home countries

Racial politics roil Democratic Party

Douglas MacKinnon: NYC is a warning — the blackout is coming

India aborts moon mission launch citing technical glitch

7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia, causes panic

5.8 magnitude earthquake hits near Laiwui, Indonesia

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Laiwui, Indonesia

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Broome, Australia

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Laiwui, Indonesia

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Laiwui, Indonesia

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Laiwui, Indonesia

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Manokwari, Indonesia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Laiwui, Indonesia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Bereeda, Somalia

Increase in earthquakes in Katla volcano

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 27,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 20,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 17,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 15,000ft

Karymsky volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 10,000ft

Ebeko volcano in the Kuril Islands erupts to 10,000ft

Barry Weakens to a Tropical Depression But Remains a Dangerous Flash Flood Threat in the Lower Mississippi Valley

Floods affect 19.91 million people in China

Record-high of 377 rivers in China report floods

50 killed by floods in Nepal; Sweltering heat remains across Delhi

Building collapse kills 7 in India after monsoon rains

Floods hit western Greece days after deadly storm killed 7

Your Binge-Watching of Netflix and Porn Is Contributing to Millions of Tons of Emissions a Year

Birds poop out flu viruses that could become deadly global pandemics

Congo Confirms First Ebola Case In Major City

Mike Huckabee: ObamaCare’s fate may change soon – That’s why Dems want to blame Trump for their mess

Netanyahu taps linguist and LGBTQ rights activist as foreign media spokesperson

Hundreds Rally for Ouster of Israeli Education Minister After Gay Conversion Remarks

Gay Conversion Controversy Reveals Seismic Shift in Israeli Politics

India’s First Child-Friendly LGBT Film To Air In Airlines Of Country Where Being Gay Is A Crime

‘Utter Insanity’: Activist Mommy Launches Petition After Kids Crawl on Drag Queen at Library Story Hour


Apostasy Watch Daily News

Gary DeMar – Will the Antichrist be a Human Computer Hybrid?

Chip Brogden – The Kingdoms of our Lord

Alcoholic’s Anonymous spiritual principles in opposition to Christ

“Prophetic Deliverance Minister” Says Jesus Crawled Into Bed With Her And Played With Her Hair

Pastor out at famed Riverside Church after sex toy shopping spree

Phil Pringle calls Hillsong leaders Brian & Bobbie Houston ‘major apostles’.

Florida church eliminates $7.2M in medical debt burdening 6,500 families

Judge Upholds Oklahoma Law Banning Dismemberment Abortions


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