May 21, 2020 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

Mid-Day Snapshot · May 21, 2020

THE FOUNDATION

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” —Samuel Adams (1781)

Mail-in Voting: Dems Go for a Tammany Haul

Democrats in key states are pushing to expand voting by mail this year.


Biden’s Ukraine Dealings Suddenly Get Hot

Subpoenas for records on Bursima and Hunter; newly leaked phone calls contradict Joe’s claim.


Poisonous ‘Resistance Journalism’

Ben Smith takes on Ronan Farrow. Everyone gets trounced by Glenn Greenwald.


Lies, Damned Lies, and COVID-19 Statistics

There could be a big difference between deaths from coronavirus and deaths with it.


Believe ‘The Science’?

Levine can’t produce a shred of evidence refuting the science…


UN Virtue Signals on PC Gender-Neutral Language

The world body has a ridiculous list of recommended replacement words to promote “equality.”


The Left’s Growing Abuse of Government Power

Recent revelations about Michael Flynn should be no surprise given the track record.


What ‘Hero’ Really Means

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”


Two Boys Make Care Packages for Neighbors

“COVID-19 … hasn’t stopped two boys from doing what they love most: helping others in need.”


Video: Can States Force COVID-19 Vaccination?

Alan Dershowitz claims, “You have no constitutional right to endanger the public and spread the disease.”


Video: For Some, the Truth Is Hard to Swallow

MRCTV’s Beau Davidson weighs in on the “red pill, blue pill” debate on social media.



TODAY’S OPINION

GARY BAUER
Planned Parenthood Busted Again
GUEST COMMENTARY
Joe Biden’s Definition of Normalcy Is a Threat to National Security
LAURA HOLLIS
Live by the Lie, Die by the Lie
ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS
The Game of Truth
JACKIE GINGRICH CUSHMAN
Remembering the Cost of a Free and Undivided Republic
For more of today’s columns, visit Right Opinion.

Thursday News Executive Summary

Witch hunt blocked, Columbia’s hypocrisy, Biden-Burisma subpoena, and more.


Thursday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Mike Pompeo, Nancy Pelosi, James Woods, and more.



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.

US-Mexico border to remain closed to ‘non-essential’ travel through June 22
“The president has made it clear that we must continue to keep legitimate, commercial trade flowing while limiting those seeking to enter our country for non-essential purposes. Non-essential travel will not be permitted until this administration is convinced that doing so is safe and secure.” DHS first restricted all non-essential travel at the U.S.-Mexico border on March 20 and extended the restrictions April 20 for an additional 30 days. In a separate notification to be published in the federal register, DHS indicated the restrictions would remain in place until June 22.

“Trust Is Being Undermined” – Harvard Medical School Prof Questions Fauci’s “Shading” Vaccine Results
And so, that is where we find ourselves… Every talking head proclaiming the same malarkey – we will re-open carefully, with PPE, and social distancing, and whetever else is mandated from on-high “until we find a vaccine in 12-18 months” at which point the world will be made whole again and Kumbaya… All of which brings us back to the man of the day in our humble opinion. Former Harvard Medical School professor and founder of the university’s cancer and HIV/AIDS research departments, William Haseltine dared to speak out today about the high level of bullshit and damage that is being done to “trust” in “scientists” and even dared to break the one holy writ that shall go un-mentioned, throwing some shade a Dr.Fauci.

“Nothing Like This Has Happened Before”: China To Invest $1 Trillion In New Plan To Overtake US In Tech
And now that the cold war between the US and China is about as formal as it can get, China has decided it can no longer rely on the US for being its primary source of high-end technology, and according to Bloomberg, Beijing is accelerating its bid for global leadership in key technologies, and will pump more than a trillion dollars into the economy “through the rollout of everything from wireless networks to artificial intelligence.”

Bitter rift in Assad family. Bashar vs tycoon cousin Makhlouf
On Sunday, the billionaire used a Facebook video to charge that Assad’s henchmen were forcing him to step down as head of Syriatel, unless he forked out $180 million in so-called “unpaid taxes.” He was filmed in his sumptuous villa outside Damascus.

New York’s Mayor Goes After Jewish Residents Again
For the second time since the COVID-19 pandemic became a daily battle between disease control and civil liberties, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has taken to Twitter to criticize the peaceful assembly of Jews in a city that boasts over a million Jewish residents. This time, de Blasio specifically targeted children meeting at a yeshiva, an Orthodox Jewish elementary or secondary school.

Palestinians doubt Abbas’s threats will stop Israeli settlement annexation
“How many times can you repeat the same threat?” a PA official told the ‘Post’. “How can you renounce the same agreements you said you renounced five years ago?”

US sanctions Iranian minister and other senior officials
The US government on Wednesday imposed sanctions on an Iranian government minister and senior law enforcement and military officials over human rights abuses. “The Iranian regime violently suppresses dissent of the Iranian people, including peaceful protests, through physical and psychological abuse,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement quoted by AFP.

Greece earthquake: Huge 6.2 magnitude quake rocks Mediterranean Sea – residents ‘rattled’
The epicentre of the quake, about 240 km (149 miles) south-west of Greece’s Methoni region, was at a depth of 10 km, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). EMSC said. EMSC tweeted: “M6.2 #earthquake (#σεισμός) strikes 260 km SW of #Gargaliánoi (#Greece) 9 min ago.”

Iran: will support any nation or group that fights Israel
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei launches threat in a post on his official English-language Twitter account, says Iran’s enmity toward Israel not the same as hostility toward Jewish people. “We will support and assist any nation or any group anywhere who opposes and fights the Zionist regime, and we do not hesitate to say this,”

Coronavirus Crisis Inspires Israelis, Americans to Turn to God New Study Reveals
About 34% of Jewish Israelis said that their faith in God has increased as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Roughly 39% of Americans said that their faith in God grew as well. By comparison, just 19% of Germans, 22% of Italians, 22% of Poles and 18% of Brits felt the same.

New Archaeological Find Under Western Wall: Secret Subterranean Hideaway
To honor Jerusalem Day, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and the Western Wall Heritage Foundation unveiled their most recent and most astounding discovery: a unique subterranean system hewn in the bedrock underneath the Western Wall. Archaeologists working in the Western Wall Tunnels discovered 1,400-year-old remains of a subterranean public building.

Jerusalem Rabbi Pens Letter to Trump Revealing Real Covid-19 Cure from Temple Service
Frankincense, made from the resin of the Boswellia tree, has been proven by medical testing to be helpful in reducing inflammation caused by cold and flu viruses. Frankincense contains boswellic acid, which may help fight inflammation, the body’s reaction to infection. In 2006, a study published in Planta Medica showed that oil made from Frankincense attenuated influenza virus infection and suggested a number of ways the boswellic acid in frankincense might fight inflammation.

Cyberattack: Anti-Israel message takes over multiple Israeli websites
Multiple Israeli website were the target of a cyberattack on Thursday, their homepages being replaced with an anti-Israel video and message in Hebrew and broken English: “The countdown of Israel destruction has begun since a long time ago.” The bottom of the page credited a group called “Hackers_Of_Savior” for the attack. The page title was changed to “Be Ready for a Big Surprise” in Hebrew.

Hungary, Austria stand against rest of EU blasting Israel
Hungary and Austria, the sole EU states that opposed sharp criticism of Israel…warned against having a double standard against Israel on Wednesday. The EU sets its foreign policy by consensus, but Borrell has repeatedly disregarded a minority of member states’ opposition in his statements threatening or condemning Israel over the possibility that it may annex settlements in the coming months.

6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes central Mediterranean Sea
An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck in the central Mediterranean Sea region early on Thursday… The epicentre of the quake, about 240 km (149 miles) south-west of Greece’s Methoni region, was at a depth of 10 km, EMSC said. This is the second earthquake to hit the Mediterranean this month when an earthquake of magnitude 6 struck the Greek island of Crete on May 2, the EMSC said.

Scientists Made a Mouse That’s 4 Percent Human
Scientists at the University at Buffalo and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute have bred a new form of human-mouse chimera with the highest incidence of human cells ever recorded. Chimeras are organisms made up of a mixture of genetically different tissues—in this case, mouse cells and human stem cells. The team published its work in the journal Science Advances.

Venezuela’s military to escort Iranian tankers bringing petrol
The Venezuelan military will escort Iranian tankers delivering much-needed petrol to the country to prevent any attempt by the US to stop them. Five vessels are on the high seas and are due to arrive in the coming days. Venezuela’s defence minister said they would be “welcomed” into its exclusive economic zone, which extends 370km (200 nautical miles) from its shores.

Palestinians ‘ending accords with Israel and US’ over annexation plan
Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas has said he is ending “all agreements” with Israel and the United States in response to Israeli plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. Israel would now have to “bear all responsibilities… as an occupying power”, Mr Abbas said. Similar warnings in the past have ultimately not been followed through.

U.S. to sell Taiwan $180 million of torpedoes, angering China
The U.S government has notified Congress of a possible sale of advanced torpedoes to Taiwan worth around $180 million, further souring already tense ties between Washington and Beijing, which claims Taiwan as Chinese territory. The United States, like most countries, has no official diplomatic ties with Taiwan, but is bound by law to provide the democratic island with the means to defend itself.

U.S. masses planes at Japan base to show foes and allies it can handle coronavirus
U.S. Air Force transport aircraft on Thursday massed at Washington’s key Asian military air transportation hub, Yokota Air Base in Japan, to show potential foes and allies it was ready for action despite the coronavirus emergency. “It shows both our adversaries as well as our allies in Japan the importance of our placement, the importance of our ability to execute our mission,” base Vice Commander, Colonel Jason Mills, said.

ESA’s SWARM investigates weakening of Earth’s magnetic field, possible split up of South Atlantic Anomaly
Over the past 200 years, Earth’s magnetic field has lost around 9% of its strength. Meanwhile, a large region of reduced magnetic intensity has developed between Africa and South America — known as South Atlantic Anomaly. Over the past 5 years, however, a second center of minimum intensity has emerged southwest of Africa, suggesting that the South Atlantic Anomaly could split up into two separate cells.

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “Amphan” hits India and Bangladesh, leaving a trail of destruction
Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “Amphan” has left a trail of destruction in the state of Odisha before making landfall between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya island in Bangladesh around 09:00 UTC (14:30 LT) on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

10 000 forced to evacuate amid ‘catastrophic dam failures’ in central Michigan
The Edenville and Sanford dams in central Michigan were breached on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, following days of heavy rainfall, forcing about 10 000 residents to evacuate. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued flash flood emergencies along the entire Tittabawassee River in Midland County on May 20, as threats of dangerous flooding continue.

Minnesota Churches To Reopen Against Governor’s Orders, Allege State Prioritized Reopening Casinos And Liquor Stores
Minnesota’s Catholic and Lutheran churches will reopen for in-person worship services in defiance of Democratic Gov. Tim Walz’s orders, citing the state’s prioritization of reopening businesses like casinos and tattoo parlors but neglecting houses of worship.

Preparing For The Coming COVID-19 Persecution By Heeding The Preaching Of The Apostle Paul In The Book Of Acts
Here in the time of the great COVID-19 global lockdown in the year 2020, we find ourselves in the curious position of mirroring the apostle Paul. Paul presided over the start of the Church Age, and because of the persecution by both the Jews and the Romans, found himself in direct opposition to the government of his day, and he paid the ultimate price. We who are born again Christians today find ourselves at the end of the Church Age, and awaiting the persecution from the New World Order as it continues to rise.

United Nations Issues Gender Neutral Dictates That Deem It Unacceptable To Use Terms Like ‘Husband’, ‘Wife’, ‘Boyfriend’, ‘Girlfriend’ Or ‘Mankind’
Interestingly, the bible prophetically records the day when all the nations of the world would be gathered together, by God, for the sole purpose of revealing their Antichrist agenda, and then to destroy them just when they thought they were about to seize control. The United Nations is a physical picture of that prophecy, and the outcome determined upon them is listed for us in the words of the prophet Zephaniah.

New Documents Reveal That Pope Francis Is Driving The Liberal CLimate Change Movement As Joe Biden Promises To ‘Answer The Call’ Of Vatican King
When the leader of the world’s 1.5 billion Roman Catholics came to Congress here in America back in 2015 to lecture us on climate change, NTEB was right there to expose Pope Francis and his globalist New World Order agenda. We certainly hit a nerve that day when we were picked up by none other than Rush Limbaugh who gave us a shout out on his radio program:

Nursing homes swindling residents out of their coronavirus stimulus checks, FTC warns
The Federal Trade Commission has warned that nursing homes in Iowa, as well as other states, have been coercing residents on Medicaid to hand over their coronavirus stimulus checks.

FDA Suspends Coronavirus Testing Program Backed By Bill Gates
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has indefinitely suspended a coronavirus testing program that has been highly praised by billionaire Bill Gates.

“Trust Is Being Undermined” – Harvard Medical School Prof Questions Fauci’s “Shading” Vaccine Results
“Faith in medicine and science is based on trust. But today, in the rush to share scientific progress in combating covid-19, that trust is being undermined…”

 Japanese Military To Receive New Assault Rifles Amid Rising Tensions With China
The new weapon is water-resistant and designed for use in amphibious operations.


Headlines – 5/21/2020

Russia said pushing ‘mini-summit’ to mend ties between US, Palestinians

Russia, UN and Vatican condemn unilateral Israeli annexation plan

EU Members at UN Security Council: Israeli Annexation Would Violate International Law

Pompeo hopes Israel-Palestinian security ties persist, despite Abbas declaration

Military investigating attempted shooting in West Bank as terror attack

Judea and Samaria archaeological sites pillaged during coronavirus pandemic

20 years after withdrawal, Israel, Hezbollah brace for war

Pompeo, Netanyahu accuse Iran supreme leader of endorsing Nazi ‘Final Solution’

Khamenei explains ‘final solution’ poster: I want Israel destroyed, not all Jews

Iran Will Support Any Nation or Group ‘Who Opposes and Fights’ Israel, Khamenei Vows Ahead of Quds Day

After U.S. warning, Iran says its navy will still operate in Gulf

Saudi Prayers No Longer Disrupt Shopping in Time of Coronavirus

Alleged Drug Dealer Sentenced to Death by Hanging Via Zoom in Singapore

Facebook fined $9 million over Canadian privacy concerns

Quarantine and a monitoring bracelet for Hong Kong returnees

Mike Pompeo rips into Beijing with a litany of US grievances

China Threatens ‘Countermeasures,’ Says U.S. Will Bear Consequences After Pompeo Congratulates Taiwan President

Kamala Harris introduces Senate resolution saying phrase ‘Wuhan virus’ is ‘anti-Asian’

Senate passes bill removing rogue Chinese firms from US stock exchanges

Forecasters fear economy might suffer through ‘W-shaped’ recovery

Cash, long a refuge in uncertain times, now under suspicion

World Bank Estimates 60 Million People May Fall Into Extreme Poverty Due To Coronavirus

Sweden in deep economic crisis despite soft lockdown, as per capita deaths rise

Russia’s Economy Suffers Double Hit From Oil Slump and Coronavirus

Highly indebted ‘zombie’ companies control more than 2 million U.S. jobs

Small Alabama City Says It’s Broke, Files for Bankruptcy

Millions of Americans Skip Credit-Card and Car Payments

Weekly mortgage applications point to a remarkable recovery in homebuying

GOP fronts ‘pro-Trump’ doctors to prescribe rapid reopening

More Than Stimulus Checks: How Covid-19 Relief Might Include Mandated Vaccines

Top HIV scientist says he wouldn’t count on a vaccine for coronavirus soon

‘We’ve been muzzled’: CDC sources say White House putting politics ahead of science

‘How Can I Be Sick?’ Wisconsin Woman Who Took Hydroxychloroquine For 19 Years To Treat Lupus Still Got COVID-19

Coronavirus pandemic could be beaten with rolling 50-day on, 30-day off lockdown plan: study

Doctors raise alarm about health effects of continued coronavirus shutdown: ‘Mass casualty incident’

Coronavirus ‘does not spread easily’ by touching surfaces or objects, CDC now says. But it still ‘may be possible’.

When Schools Reopen, All Staff Should Wear Masks, New CDC Guidance Says

‘Operation Haircut’: Michigan Barbers Defy Lockdown, Offer Haircuts On Capitol Lawn

Progressive group used phone data to track protesters at anti-lockdown rallies

Singles now flaunting antibody test results in dating profiles

U.S. Chides U.N. for Calling Abortion ‘Essential’: America Will ‘Protect the Unborn’

Pastor who laid hands on COVID-19 sufferers, claiming to heal them, has died from the virus

Chicago fines churches for holding services in violation of statewide lockdown order

Trump considers an in-person G7 meeting despite coronavirus pandemic

‘A moonshot mission’: Trump campaign eyes a return to megarallies

Trump threatens to withhold federal funding for these states considering vote-by-mail

Republicans issue subpoena in Biden probe – Democrats have called the investigation politically motivated

‘It’s sick’: Biden blasts Trump Jr.’s pedophilia ‘joke’

NASA says mountain-sized ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid approaching Earth

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Methoni, Greece

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Lakatoro, Vanuatu

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Hihifo, Tonga

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Sarangani, Philippines

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Tonopah, Nevada

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Cafayate, Argentina

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 27,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 23,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 20,000ft

Sangay volcano in Peru erupts to 20,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft

Ebeko volcano in the Kuril Islands erupts to 13,000ft

Sakurajima volcano on Japan erupts to 13,000ft

Cyclone Amphan, strongest storm in over a decade, slams coast of India, Bangladesh as millions flee

Thousands evacuate as ‘500-year flood’ destroys 2 dams in Michigan

‘Do not hesitate’: Michigan governor urges evacuations, warns Midland could be under 9 feet of water

Michigan: threat of toxic contamination looms after dam failures trigger flooding

Carbon emissions fall 17% worldwide under coronavirus lockdowns, study finds

Millions of Cicadas Are Set to Emerge After Developing for 17 Years Underground


Apostasy Watch

Mike Ratliff – The Triumph of Grace over the Power of Sin

Warning: Zondervan To Introduce Its First-Ever Film, Nine: The Enneagram Documentary this Fall

More “The Bible Project” concerns: Enneagram, Lectio Divina

North Carolina Pastor Says God “Instructs” Him to Fight For LGBTQ Rights

End Times Author Jonathon Cahn Gets Math, History Wrong in Promoting Preelection ‘Sacred Assembly’

MS Church that Refused to Shut Down Amid Pandemic Set On Fire by Arsonists

US orders return of rare Gilgamesh Dream Tablet from Museum of the Bible

Death Angel drummer says he ‘met Satan’ in coronavirus coma

At least 620 Nigerian Christians killed so far in 2020 by Boko Haram, Fulani: NGO report


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