August 22, 2019 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

REUTERS

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration was
seriously looking at ending the right of citizenship for U.S.-born children
of noncitizens and people who immigrated to the United States illegally.

South Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligence-sharing pact
with Japan, a decision that could escalate a dispute over history and trade
and undercut security cooperation on North Korea.

Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, who dropped out of the 2020
Democratic presidential race last week, said on Thursday he will run for a
Senate seat in the state instead.

An Iranian tanker which the United States wants seized is not heading
towards Greece as it sails through the Mediterranean.

Hong Kong banks published full-page newspaper ads calling for law and order
in the Chinese-ruled city and international jewelers sought the
rescheduling of a huge trade fair as weeks of pro-democracy protests showed
no sign of let-up on Thursday.

Imposing surveillance, fear and repression, Cuba helped Venezuela revamp
its armed forces and military intelligence service. Reuters reveals how two
agreements, undisclosed since 2008, let Havana remake Venezuela’s security
apparatus.

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell
sharply last week, suggesting the labor market was holding firm despite a
manufacturing slowdown and concerns the economy is on a path toward
recession. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 to
a seasonally adjusted 209,000 for the week ended Aug. 17.

U.S. manufacturing industries recorded their first month of contraction in
almost a decade amid concern about whether the U.S.-China trade conflict
would tip the economy into a recession, a private survey showed on
Thursday.

China has partially lifted restrictions on imports of gold, bullion
industry sources said, loosening curbs that had stopped an estimated
300-500 tonnes of the metal worth $15-25 billion at current prices from
entering the country since May.

AP Top Stories

The United States has removed nearly 2.7 million barrels of Iranian oil
from global markets daily as a result of Washington’s decision to reimpose
sanctions on all purchases of Iran’s crude, U.S. Secretary of State Mike
Pompeo said on Tuesday.

Donald Trump has once again suggested that his administration is
considering ways to deny citizenship to children of undocumented immigrants
born in the United States, which is a right laid out in the US
Constitution.

Syrian regime forces took full control of a key northwestern town
Wednesday, surrounding rebel-backing Turkish forces at a nearby observation
post, a war monitor said.

A Yale professor sexually assaulted five students over decades, according
to a report, which had investigated the professor’s behavior in 1994 but
failed to stop him.

A death row inmate who always maintained his innocence has been executed
for the abduction, rape and murder of a student more than 20 years ago.
Larry Swearingen received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in
the Texan city of Huntsville for the 1998 killing of 19-year-old Melissa
Trotter.

After nearly 18 years of conflict in Afghanistan, the situation has become
so dire that the US is negotiating to withdraw its forces from the country
with the terrorist organization it originally invaded to destroy following
the 9/11 attacks.

Beijing accused Ottawa of worsening bilateral relations after Canadian
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to stand up to China amid deepening
diplomatic and trade disputes.

Dozens of migrants who disembarked on Italy’s Lampedusa island were again
in limbo Wednesday as a European deal to redistribute them failed to
materialize and Madrid said it could hit the Spanish charity with a huge
fine for rescuing them.

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that other countries must assume the
battle against Islamic extremists as the US negotiates a withdrawal from
Afghanistan. He also warned Europeans to take back nationals captured
fighting for the Islamic State, or he will release them back to their
countries.

Iran is prepared to work on French proposals to salvage the international
nuclear deal that Tehran signed with world powers in 2015 but it will not
tolerate U.S. interference in the Gulf, its foreign minister said on
Thursday.

BBC

Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolás Maduro said he had been in
talks with the Trump administration for months, even as the US ramped up
its sanctions.

Qantas will run test services of its planned 19-hour flights to determine
whether passengers and crew can withstand the marathon journeys.

Russia has launched a rocket carrying a life-sized robot to the
International Space Station (ISS). The robot, named Fedor (Experimental
Demonstration Object Research), is the first ever sent into space by
Russia.

A powerful Iran-backed paramilitary force in Iraq has said it holds the US
responsible for a series of blasts at its bases in recent weeks. Abu Mahdi
al-Muhandis said the force would use “all means at its disposal” to prevent
and deter future attacks. The US and Israel have not commented.

WND

Crime-ridden San Francisco has introduced new sanitized language for
criminals, getting rid of words such as “offender” and “addict” while
changing “convicted felon” to “justice-involved person.”

According to a new survey of 2,000 Americans, relationships are
incompatible if there is a $36,000 or more salary disparity between
partners.


Mid-Day Snapshot · Aug. 22, 2019

The Foundation

“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment.” —George Washington (1783)

Birthright Citizenship and Detaining Illegal Aliens

One change to detention rules and one mulled change President Trump would like to make.


Trump Cautions Jewish Voters Who Support Democrats

His comments on Jewish loyalty highlight the growing problem of leftist anti-Semitism.


Transgender Fascism

The appalling story of an Illinois family’s encounter with a school district’s Rainbow Mafia.


Democrats Perpetuate Urban Poverty

Problems of poverty and homelessness are rising in the nation’s largest cities.


Boy Donates All $15k in Winnings to Children’s Hospital

The seventh grader’s school is calling him a hero for his selfless generosity.


Video: NYT Pushes Radical 1619 Project

Ben Shapiro debunks many of the falsehoods in the New York Times’s “1619 Project.”


Video: Trump’s Latest Huge Win

While the media is focused on Trump’s tweets, Michael Knowles explains how he is winning.



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You Didn’t Build That II
Todd Starnes
White School Teachers Told People of Color Cannot Be Racist
Hans von Spakovsky
When Illegal Aliens Break the Law
R. Emmett Tyrrell
Woodstock, the Last Word
Victor Davis Hanson
What Could Sink Trump’s Chances in 2020?
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Thursday Top News Executive Summary

Economy updates, Sanders’s climate plan, Flores workaround, countering antifa, and more.


Thursday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Ben Shapiro, Donald Trump, Steve Cohen, Jeff Markley, and more.



Today’s Meme

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Today’s Cartoon

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Headlines – 8/22/2019

IDF attacks twice in Gaza in retaliation for rocket attacks on the south

2nd rocket fired from Gaza Strip following IDF retaliatory strikes on Hamas

Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal

Israel’s President Contradicts Trump’s ‘Disloyal’ Jews Remarks, Saying Ties ‘Not Dependent’ On One Political Party

‘Like the King of Israel’: Trump Unleashes Bizarre Twitter Storm Day After ‘Disloyal’ Jews Comment

Trump tweets claim Israelis ‘love him like he is the second coming of God’

‘I Am The Chosen One’: Trump’s Religious Comments Enrage Critics

The evangelical conspiracy theorist Trump used to validate his comments on Jews

Donald Trump’s Last 24 Hours Have Been Particularly Stupid And Offensive And Weird

Trump is either trolling everyone or thinks he’s like a god

Trump is the product of a narcissistic media age

Last Jews from South Sudan arrive in Israel

Israel Launches Satellite over Africa to Give the Continent Internet Access

Iranian supertanker sought by US is leased to Revolutionary Guard in apparent act of defiance: report

Iran displays domestically built mobile missile defense system

Putin says US missile test raises new threats to Russia

‘We won’t give an inch’: India faces defiance in ‘Kashmir’s Gaza’

Japanese report to say North Korea has miniaturized nuclear warheads: newspaper

N. Korea dismisses nuclear talks if us ‘hostile military moves’ continue

Trump says ‘I am the chosen one’ in tirade over looming recession and China trade war

Mike Pompeo tells business execs, economists that he thinks the China trade war could end by 2020 election

Trump Skips Visit To Denmark, Calls Danish Leader ‘Nasty’ For Greenland Sale Rebuff

Trump signs executive order cancelling student loan debt for disabled veterans

Economic twilight zone: Bonds that charge you for lending

Mortgage Market Reopens to Risky Borrowers

Faithless elector: A court ruling just changed how we pick our president

Seeing Is Believing: Fake News May Lead To False Memories, Voter Study Finds

A ‘Fact Checker’ Declares War On Satire

YouTube blocks PragerU Ten Commandments videos, restricts to ‘mature audiences’

Facebook Finally Meets a Regulator With Bite

EU antitrust regulators raise concerns about Facebook’s Libra currency: sources

Google DeepMind Co-Founder Placed on Leave From AI Lab

Google, Mozilla, and Apple are using this one weird trick to block Kazakhstan’s surveillance of its own citizens

Secretive warfare training being staged in 21 North Carolina counties, Army says

These four looming threats may bring the end of civilization, warns top scholar

6.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Panguna, Papua New Guinea

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits the Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Taloqan, Afghanistan

Earthquake swarm in Bardarbunga volcano

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 25,000ft

Karymsky volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 20,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 19,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 17,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 14,000ft

Nevados De Chillan volano in Chile erupts to 14,000ft

Sangeang Api volcano in Indonesia erupts to 10,000ft

Scores missing after southwestern China hit by mudslides

Tropical Storm Bailu to unleash strong winds, flooding downpours on Taiwan, China later this week

Eastern Pacific Ocean gives birth to Tropical Storm Ivo

Chantal forms, more areas to watch over Atlantic as the peak of hurricane season approaches

A tropical disturbance is moving toward Florida, and forecasters are watching

July was the hottest month ever on Earth. Now massive wildfires are burning across the globe.

In Brazil, sudden darkness befalls Sao Paulo, baffling thousands

A team of designers wants to build an iceberg-making submarine to pop out ‘ice babies’ and combat sea-level rise

Cancer Patient Says Question Could Save Lives: ‘Do You Have Eastern European Jewish Ancestry?’

Venezuela Crisis Pushes Women Into ‘Forced Motherhood’

States are finding ways for teens to get HPV shots without parental consent

Nurses sentenced to five years in prison for incorrectly administering MMR vaccine that led to deaths of two infants in Samoa

The UK Just Lost Its Measles-Free Status, and the U.S. Could Be Next

Disabled 41-Year-Old Man is Euthanized After Funding for Home Health Care Runs Out

Attorney General William Barr tamps down conspiracy theories, but notes ‘irregularities’ at jail where Jeffrey Epstein died

Epstein may have gamed the system from beyond the grave


Apostasy Watch Daily News

Mike Ratliff – Our Heavenly Dwelling

Video: SBC Leader and Mike Bickle Explain Why Fake Miracles Are Okay

And They’re Back! MacDonald and Tchividjian Restore Themselves To Ministry

Further proof Phil Pringle is a false prophet as City Harvest founder Kong Hee is released from prison

Rachel Hollis’ self-help book should not be touted as Christian, some say

John Piper’s Former Church Promotes Heretic Who Denies Penal Substitution in the Name of “Wokeness”

Pastor Shot and Killed During Sunday Service in Mexico


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