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July 23, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he “gave up nothing” at last week’s private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin but remained elusive about their conversation as fellow Republicans and other critics questioned any potential deals.

President Donald Trump said on Sunday that documents released by the FBI relating to a former adviser’s ties to Russia showed that his campaign for the 2016 presidential election had been illegally spied upon by U.S. law enforcement, but offered no evidence to support his assertion.

A pair of prominent Republican U.S. senators said on Sunday that the United States must move promptly to prepare new sanctions against Russia to discourage interference in upcoming elections.

Al Shabaab fighters detonated a suicide car bomb before storming a military base in the south of Somalia on Monday and killing 27 soldiers, the militant group said, its second strike on the base in as many months.

A jailed Reuters reporter told a court in Myanmar on Monday that documents he is accused of breaking state secrets laws to obtain were planted by a police officer, who handed him papers he had not sought in order to entrap him. The officer had then lied to the court about what happened, he said.

Oil prices rose on Monday on worries over supply after tensions worsened between Iran and the United States, while some offshore workers began a 24-hour strike on three oil and gas platforms in the British North Sea.

Turkish police said on Monday they had detained 43 people on suspicion of being foreign members of the Islamic State militant group in a series of operations across Istanbul.

Israel launched its newest air defense system on Monday on the Syrian frontier, where Damascus’s Russian-backed forces have been routing rebels, as Moscow sent envoys for what it called “urgent” talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

AP Top Stories

Iranians on Monday shrugged off the possibility that a bellicose exchange of words between President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart could escalate into military conflict, but expressed growing concern America’s stepped-up sanctions could damage their fragile economy. Trump tweeted: “NEVER EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKE OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE.”

Iran was jolted by a series of moderate and light earthquakes on Sunday, including a 5.9 magnitude temblor in a mountainous western region in which officials said some 150 people were injured.

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan will make the latest in a string of trips to Africa this week, visiting South Africa and Zambia as well as attending a summit of the BRICS leading emerging economies, the presidency said Sunday.

A Florida family has been devastated again by gun violence. The father of two sibling survivors of the Parkland school attack was fatally shot during a robbery at his Fort Lauderdale convenience store.

Afghanistan’s Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum, who left the country last year amid allegations of sexual abuse and torture, will return home on Sunday after more than a year in exile and resume his duties, officials said.

Most members of the Thai youth football team rescued from a flooded cave will have their heads shaved, don robes and be ordained in a Buddhist ceremony this week, officials said Sunday.

Human Rights Watch on Sunday called on Iraq’s government to declare the number of detention facilities it maintains and not to hold suspects without informing their families.

Tens of thousands of Israeli LGBT advocates and their supporters went on strike across the country Sunday, protesting the exclusion of gay men from a recently passed surrogacy law.

An elderly worshipper had a close call on Monday when a 220 lb. stone suddenly fell from Jerusalem’s Western Wall and crashed at her feet.

BBC

Supergirl will be the first live-action TV series to feature a transgender superhero. Activist and actor Nicole Maines, who is transgender herself, will play the role of Nia Nal, who becomes Dreamer. “It seems only fitting we have a trans superhero for trans kids to look up to.”

A new drug to treat malaria has been given the green light by authorities in the United States. The medicine is specifically for the recurring form of malaria – caused by the parasite plasmodium vivax – which makes 8.5 million people ill each year.

Authorities in China have ordered an investigation into a vaccination scandal as panic grows over product safety.

WND

It’s open warfare now between the “L” and the “T” of the LGBT movement. An organization for lesbians has launched a formal online blast at LGBT activists for calling them “transphobes” and they want the LGBT coalition to drop the “L.” The lesbians argue they are women attracted to women and there’s no room for men who claim they are women. Biology does make a difference, a big difference, they insist, and it’s not enough to simply “identify” as being of a particular gender.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student newspaper is looking to hire a reporter whose sole responsibility will be to cover stories related to “diversity, inclusion, and social justice.”

A Yale University law professor encouraged people to “hide” illegal immigrants from ICE, but says he has “no qualms” about revealing the home addresses of ICE employees.

“While three years ago my sister Auma introduced me before I gave a speech, today I’m really coming as a brother, as a citizen of the world, as someone with a connection to Africa to talk about the importance of what she’s doing but also to create a larger context for what’s possible,” Barak Obama said.


News – 7/23/2018

Heavy hail storm hit BiH city, causing great damage
Heavy hail storm has hit Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) city of Banja Luka, some 200 kilometers northwest of the capital Sarajevo, causing great damage on objects and cars on Saturday evening. According to local reports, around five-centimeter-diameter hailstones destroyed roofs and windows of a great number of cars parked outside, mainly in a village near Banja Luka. The hail storm also hit numerous agricultural areas….

Clapper: Obama Was Behind The Whole Thing
Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper admitted in a CNN interview Saturday that former President Obama instigated the ongoing investigations into Donald Trump and those in his orbit. Speaking with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Clapper let slip: If it weren’t for President Obama we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today including Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. President Obama is responsible for that. It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place. And with Clapper’s admission – it looks like Strzok’s text stating “the White House is running this” may have been right on the money.

Google Translate Keeps Spitting Out Creepy Religious Prophecies
Does a new trend involve goofing around with Google Translate show something silly – or sinister? For example, typing the word “dog” 19 times and telling Google to translate it from Maori to English gives the following result: “Doomsday Clock is three minutes at twelve. We are experiencing characters and a dramatic developments in the world, which indicate that we are increasingly approaching the end times and Jesus’ return.”

Minor 3.4 magnitude earthquake strikes near Kinneret
A minor 3.4 magnitude earthquake struck near the Kinneret area on Sunday, according to the Geophysical Institute of Israel, rocking the northern region mere days after a string of minor earthquakes rumbled the area in recent weeks.

Obama says he’s from Kenya, again
Why do so many Americans still believe Barack Obama was born in Kenya? Maybe because he keeps insisting it’s so. He did again last week, while visiting his ancestral homeland of Kogelo. So, which is it – native-born son of Kenya, native-born son of Hawaii or native-born citizen of the world?

Bennett after U.N. meeting: Israel must avoid Iran driven two-front war
Iran must not be allowed to drag Israel into a war on both its southern and northern borders, Education Minister Naftali Bennett said after he met Monday morning with UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov. Tehran sits at the head of an eight tentacled octopus that is responsible for the violence on Israel’s Gaza, Lebanese and Syrian borders, said Bennett, who is a member of Israel’s security cabinet.

In a first: Israel fires two David Sling interceptor missiles
Israel used its David Sling interceptor system for the first time on Monday, launching two missiles against rockets launched from Syria… Red alert incoming rocket sirens sounded across in northern Israel Monday morning, first in the northern city of Safed and the Galilee region at 10.05 a.m. and moments later in the Golan Heights and the city of Katzrin. Sirens wailed again the Galilee and Golan less than half an hour later.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang calls for crackdown on vaccine industry
Authorities in China have ordered an investigation into a vaccination scandal as panic grows over product safety. Last week vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co was found to have falsified production data for its rabies vaccine. The firm has been ordered to halt production and recall rabies vaccines. There has been no evidence of harm from the vaccine, but the scandal has sparked a huge outcry in China.

Drought forces emergency measures for US West’s wild horses
Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and spurring extreme measures to protect them. For what they say is the first time, volunteer groups in Arizona and Colorado are hauling thousands of gallons of water and truckloads of food to remote grazing grounds where springs have run dry and vegetation has disappeared.

Chemicals in Food May Harm Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says
A major pediatricians’ group is urging families to limit the use of plastic food containers, cut down on processed meat during pregnancy and consume more whole fruits and vegetables rather than processed food. Such measures would lower children’s exposures to chemicals in food and food packaging that are tied to health problems such as obesity, the group says.

Israeli aircraft hits terror cell launching incendiary balloons
An IDF aircraft struck Sunday a cell of terrorists launching incendiary balloons from northern Gaza into Israel. No casualties were reported in the incident. After a situation assessment in the Kerem Shalom border crossing Sunday morning, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman addressed the Palestinians on Sunday, and said the key to opening the border to transfers of goods is the continued quiet in the region.

Trump warns Iran’s Rouhani to stop the threats or suffer historic consequences
President Trump late Sunday tweeted out to Iranian President Rouhani to never threaten the U.S. again or face historic consequences. The tweet came on the heels of Rouhani’s warning to Trump that hostile policies could lead to the “mother of all wars” with Iran. Trump called for Rouhani to stop the rhetoric or–in caps lock– “suffer the consequences the like of which few throughout history have ever suffered before. We are no longer a country that will stand for your demented words of violence and death. Be cautious!”

The Bible remains a ‘powerful, transformative tool’ in American culture: Poll
“The results show that, despite shifting cultural trends, Americans still read the Word, and it remains a powerful, transformative tool in their life. These and other snapshots are included in our list of top seven findings from this year’s State of the Bible report,” the survey said. Overall, half of Americans are “Bible users” — they read it, pray with it or consider biblical content through online or recorded forms. The survey found that Bible use has remained relatively consistent since 2011.

FBI used anti-Trump media to obtain spy warrants on campaign
The FBI continued to tell judges that dossier writer Christopher Steele wasn’t the source of a news article the bureau used to corroborate a wiretap application when in fact Mr. Steele had publicly acknowledged that he fed the anti-Trump story.

Record Number of Jews on Temple Mount Commemorating Temples’ Destruction
While Jews around the world fasted in mourning for the destruction of both Jewish Temples, an astounding 1,440 Jews ascended to the Temple Mount on Sunday, setting records that display a mounting desire to rebuild the Temple.

Archaeological Sifting Project Confirms Biblical Account of Solomon and David
Speaking to reporters during an exhibition of artifacts removed from the Temple Mount by Islamic officials in 1999, Prof. Gabriel Barkay, …said that sifting through mounds of dirt removed from site has unearthed an historical treasure trove of findings from the past three millennia of human history.

IDF: Two surface-to-surface missiles fired at Israel
Missiles fired Monday morning from Syria were ballistic surface-to-surface missiles, investigation shows. According to the investigation, the SS-21 Tochka missiles with warheads carrying half a ton of explosives, and had a range of 100 kilometers.

Bennett: Terror in north and south is led by Iran
Education Minister Bennett calls Iran the ‘head of the snake,’ says Iranians want to force Israel to fight two wars at once.

Magnitude 5.8 quake hits southeast Iran, fourth temblor in two days
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook southeastern Iran early on Monday, following three earthquakes in the country on the previous day, including one that injured nearly 290 people in the west, state media reported.

Turkey: Exposing Crimes Of ISIS Is Terrorism
How does Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan fight his political opponents, including those who have been working hard to expose the atrocities of the Islamic state terror group, ISIS? By throwing them into jail for allegedly “supporting terrorism.”

Sorry Paul Begley, But The ‘Blood Moon’ That Will Be Appearing In The Skies On July 27th Has No Connection With Any Bible Prophecy
Before the time of Jacob’s trouble can take place, the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church must happen. Then the rise of Antichrist, followed by a rebuilt Temple in Israel. Then Antichrist breaks the covenant three and a half years into it, and a three and a half year period of visible judgements in the form of Seals, Bowls, Vials and Trumpets must follow. Somewhere is all that chaos the 144,000 are sealed by God and Moses and Elijah return as the Two Witnesses and preach coming judgment for 3 and a half year period.  So, if you can cram all that into the next 5 days, then and only then will Paul Begley and all the other ‘blood moon’ false prophets have a shot on July 27th.

THANKS, RAHM: Chicago Named ‘Rat Capital’ Of America
Move over, New York City, Chicago is coming on strong! The city of Chicago, where former Obama chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel is mayor, has been named in a new study the “rat capital” of the nation.

MORE LIES: Pa President Abbas proclaims Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine
President Mahmoud Abbas affirmed on Thursday — in response to the newly enacted Jewish nation-state law passed by the Israeli Knesset — that the city of Jerusalem shall be the everlasting capital of the State of Palestine, and that no peace or security will prevail unless the city remains as such.

French citizens in shock as France to release hundreds of radicalized ISIS inmates
By the end of next year, France will have released hundreds of radicalized inmates who have completed their prison sentences.

Deadly heat wave to grip Japan early this week
A deadly heat wave is expected to continue early this week across Japan. After Ampil bypassed mainland Japan, generally dry weather will build back across all of southern and central Japan early this week.

Cuba aims to build socialism, not communism, in draft constitution
A draft of Cuba’s new constitution omits the aim of building communism, recognizes private property and opens the door to gay marriage, in a sign of changing times, although it keeps the Communist Party as the guiding force of the one-party system.

Gallup: No One Believes ‘Climate Change’ Is America’s Biggest Problem
Americans came up with 36 answers to a Gallup poll asking the biggest problem currently facing the country, and no one answered “climate change,” with only two percent even mentioning the environment at all, Gallup revealed last week.

Iran Warns Trump Not To Cut Off Oil Exports, Threatens ‘Mother Of All Wars’
 Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani warned the US not to threaten the nation’s oil exports, called for improved relations with its neighbors including arch-nemesis Saudi Arabia, and cautioned the US that a conflict with Iran would be “the mother of all wars.”

Lesbians demand ‘L’ be removed from LGBT
It’s open warfare now between the “L” and the “T” of the LGBT movement.  An organization for lesbians has launched a formal online blast at LGBT activists for calling them “transphobes” and they want the LGBT coalition to drop the “L.”

Gunmen in South Africa ambush taxi drivers; 11 killed
South African police say gunmen have opened fire on a minibus carrying members of a taxi drivers’ association, killing 11 people and critically wounding four others.

The Tories voted that animals can’t feel pain as part of the EU bill, marking the beginning of our anti-science Brexit 
The Tory Government has outdone itself when it comes to neglecting animal rights this week – by effectively declaring that all animals (apart from humans, of course) have no emotions or feelings, including the ability to feel pain. While debating the Brexit bill, MPs voted not to transfer into UK law the parts of EU legislation which recognise animals have sentience, and can feel pain and emotions.

Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean (And It’s Going To Get Worse)The nuclear disaster has contaminated the world’s largest ocean in only five years and it’s still leaking 300 tons of radioactive waste every day.


Headlines – 7/23/2018

Trump tweets explosive threat to Iran

Trump to Iran: ‘Never, ever threaten the United States again’

Trump warns Iran’s Rouhani to stop the threats or suffer historic consequences

Trump warns Iran’s Rouhani of ‘consequences few have suffered’ if Iran threatens U.S.

Iran will resist Trump’s ‘psychological warfare;: senior Guards commander to ISNA

US Secretary of State Pompeo assails Iran’s leaders, compares them to ‘mafia’

Pompeo slams Iran’s ‘hypocritical holy men,’ says US ‘not afraid’ to tackle them

Pompeo to urge Iranians abroad to ‘support’ anti-regime protests

Jordan, PA protest as record number of Jews visit Temple Mount for Tisha B’Av

Druze minister sent death threats over Jewish state law amid community protest

Obama’s peace envoy: Israel carrying out ‘reversed Oslo’ in West Bank

As Violence Flares, Kushner Threatens to Abandon a Plan B for the Mideast: Rebuilding Gaza

Israel fires on Gazans launching flaming balloons, breaking short period of calm

David’s Sling anti-missile system used for first time, in false alarm on Golan

New flotilla set to leave Palmero in bid to break blockade on Gaza

Palestinians say West Bank teen killed in clashes with IDF troops

Syria Fighting Near Israel Border Triggers Missile Defense Systems

As Syria troops near border, PM tells Putin he won’t tolerate Iranian presence

Israel blamed for airstrike on Iranian chemical weapons research site in Syria

Israeli jets said to strike Iranian-run missile production facility in Syria

Jason Greenblatt: Israel deserve ‘special commendation’ for White Helmets operation

In Damascus, Syrians dare to hope that war’s end may be near

Designated terrorist Hashem Safieddine says Hezbollah ‘will not leave Syria’

Iran and Turkey pressure Kurdish groups on different fronts

Yemen government demands Houthis release captives to restart talks

Suicide bombing in Kabul kills 14, Afghanistan’s VP unharmed

Pakistan election candidate killed in suicide attack

Somalia’s al Shabaab says stormed military base in country’s south, killed 27 soldiers

White House ‘skeptical’ leaders in South Sudan can bring ‘genuine peace’ to nation

Taiwan vulnerable to Chinese invasion without US, foreign minister says

White House to showcase U.S. products as trade battles loom

China Waging New ‘Cold War’ to Topple U.S. as World’s Leading Superpower, Says CIA Official

After a week of walkbacks, Trump returns to Russia doubting

The Latest: Trump again calls Russia commotion ‘a big hoax’

Senators push sanctions to send Putin election meddling warning

FBI used anti-Trump media to obtain spy warrants on campaign

St. Louis Uber driver has put video of hundreds of passengers online. Most have no idea.

Top US officials: Iran has laid groundwork for major cyberattacks on Europe, US

Iran Hit By Series Of Earthquakes, 150 People Injured

5.9 magnitude earthquake hits near Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Kerman, Iran

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Isangel, Vanuatu

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Sarangani, Philippines

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Hidalgotitlan, Mexico

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 26,000ft

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 21,000ft

Kerinci volcano in Indonesia erupts to 14,000ft

Aoba volcano on Vanuatu erupts to 14,000ft

Rounds of rainfall to escalate flood concerns in eastern US this week

Storms, landslides and heat hit Asia

Flooding and landslides hit Vietnam and Philippines

Hundreds Rescued as Flooding Sparks ‘State of Calamity’ in North Philippines

Why wild weather is battering South-East Asia

Deadly heat wave to grip Japan early this week

Dust storm invades Las Vegas; heat wave coming

Censors jump into action as China’s latest vaccine scandal ignites

High risk of ‘losing control’ of AIDS epidemic: experts

100,000 protest in Tel Aviv over anti-LGBT discrimination

Cuba once made life hard for gays. Now, it’s on a path to allowing same-sex marriage

Former ICE Chief: We’ve Arrested More Than 2,000 Sexual Predators

Ohio man called in bomb threat so he would not miss United Airlines flight

Two dead, including gunman, after 15 people shot in downtown Toronto

One person dead, one injured in shooting at LDS Church in Fallon, Nevada

Ogden man charged, says he killed infant son because he had ‘666 on him,’ court papers say


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July 13, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

REUTERS

A federal judge on Friday will consider imposing tougher rules on the U.S. government to ensure it reunites as many as 2,000 immigrant children with their parents by July 26.

The White House has ordered that a wider group of lawmakers have access to classified information about an informant the FBI used to investigate possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing two American officials with knowledge of the decision.

A civil rights group asked a federal judge on Thursday to order the U.S. government to provide mental health counseling for the around 2,000 immigrant children separated from their parents by officials at the U.S.-Mexican border.

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Thursday they want the government to reinstate penalties on ZTE Corp, despite a Trump administration agreement paving the way for an end of a ban on the Chinese telecommunications company.

Israel’s military said it had fired a missile at a drone that approached from Syria on Friday, and a witness on the Syrian side of the frontier said the aircraft had been brought down.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow on Saturday. They are expected to discuss the Middle East, bilateral projects and the transfer of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

France will close the Eiffel Tower and mobilize 110,000 security staff as the weekend World Cup soccer final and Bastille Day festivities are expected to send hundreds of thousands of people into the streets, from Paris to the smallest of villages.

China’s trade surplus with the United States swelled to a record in June as its overall exports grew at a solid pace, a result that could further inflame a bitter trade dispute with Washington.

AP Top Stories

More victims of domestic abuse and gang violence seeking safety in the U.S. could be turned away thanks to a Trump administration policy now formally in effect at the border ― including parents separated from their children.

Tariff threats on $200 billion in Chinese goods would hit close to home, impacting many household products, like appliances or televisions.

Guard against exploitation: that’s the message Chilean miners have offered the 12 Thai boys and their football coach following the harrowing ordeal of spending 18 days trapped in a cave.

A U.S. service member died on Thursday from wounds sustained in a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan, according to a brief statement from the Department of Defense.

Survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida file a federal lawsuit claiming authorities “failed to act.”

Quiet, confused and exhausted, 11 families who had been detained and separated after they were caught crossing the U.S. border illegally returned home Tuesday to Guatemala aboard a U.S. government-chartered flight that read “World Atlantic.” They lined up on the tarmac, shuffling – their shoelaces had been taken as a security precaution. U.S. immigration officials handed over paperwork in manila envelopes to Guatemalan officials. The immigrants walked single-file into a squat gray building at the country’s military base to be processed back into their country, along with dozens of others also deported. Tuesday’s flight was among the first containing families separated at the border under President Donald Trump’s contentious zero-tolerance policy. More than 2,300 children were separated from their families before a June 20 order stopping the practice.

A bomb killed at least 25 people and injured more than 30 Friday in southwestern Pakistan, in the day’s second attack on a political rally as fears of violence rise ahead of nationwide polls.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday that North Korea’s criticism of the United States after recent talks on denuclearization was part of its strategy and negotiations between them are on the “right track”.

An air strike on one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria has killed 54 people, more than half of them civilians, a war monitor said on Friday.

Oil prices fell sharply on Wednesday on news that Libya was suddenly set to restore hundreds of thousands of barrels per day, and the U.S. struck a softer line on Iran sanctions.

BBC

Seven endangered black rhinos have died while being transported to a new wildlife reserve in Kenya, reports said. The dead animals were among 14 black rhinos being transported to Kenya’s biggest national park, Tsavo East, AFP news agency reports.

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.7bn in damages to 22 women who alleged that its talc products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. A jury in the US state of Missouri initially awarded $550m in compensation and added $4.1bn in punitive damages.

An explosion at an industrial park in China’s Sichuan province has left 19 people dead and 12 others injured, officials said.

Germany has deported to Tunisia a man who once allegedly protected Osama Bin Laden and had been living in Germany with his family since 1997, despite a German court ruling against his deportation.

WND

The rise of robots in manufacturing in Southeast Asia is likely to fuel modern slavery as workers who end up unemployed due to automation face abuses competing for a shrinking pool of low-paid jobs in a “race to the bottom”, analysts said on Thursday.

Starbucks will actually be increasing its plastic use. As it turns out, the new nitro lids that Starbucks is leaning on to replace straws are made up of more plastic than the company’s current lid/straw combination.


News – 7/13/2018

Syrian Locals Denounce Assad, Putin; Plead With Israel for Protection
video footage obtained by TPS shows hundreds of locals in recent days denouncing Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin and gathering at the Syria-Israel border to ask for IDF protection against possible reprisals by the victorious forces.

Exclusive: PayPal closes French BDS media account
The giant US online payment service PayPal shut down the account of a major French boycott,sanctions, divestment (BDS) organization targeting Israel on Thursday, The Jerusalem Post has learned. PayPal’s services to Agence Media Palestine–the Paris-based BDS organization–now reads on the group’s website: “This recipient is currently unable to receive money.”

Lindsey Graham to Netanyahu: Assad and Iran are a package deal
Just to be clear: Without Iran/Hezbollah, Syria’s Assad would not be in power and would not have the ability to slaughter almost a half-million Syrians. Without Assad’s blessing, the flags of Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard would not be on Israel’s front door.”

Giuliani slams Strzok for refusing to admit different versions of Trump dossier
“Isn’t that called collusion or conspiracy to gin up a totally inappropriate, totally illegally wire based on national security? And doesn’t it taint the entire Russian probe?” Giuliani told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on “The Ingraham Angle.” “That’s a disgrace, [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller should be ashamed of himself. Those Democrats trying to protect that liar, Strzok, should be ashamed of themselves. And every FBI agent I know wants to see this guy drummed out of the bureau,” he said.

Netanyahu: Nationality bill is what the majority wants
“We will continue to protect the rights of the individual and the group, but the majority also has rights, and the majority rules,” the prime minister said at the annual memorial service to Ze’ev Jabotinsky. “The vast majority of the people want to ensure the Jewish character of our state for generations,” he asserted.

Majority of Conservatives Oppose All Immigration to the U.S
The majority of conservatives and nearly half of Republican voters say that they somewhat or strongly oppose all immigration to the United States. Just a few years since President Trump took his message of economic nationalism through fair trade and reduced immigration to the American people, the majority of conservative voters say they generally oppose immigration.

Gohmert: Watchdog Found Clinton Emails Were Sent To ‘Foreign Entity’
The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found an “anomaly on Hillary Clinton’s emails going through their private server, and when they had done the forensic analysis, they found that her emails, every single one except four, over 30,000, were going to an address that was not on the distribution list,” Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas said during a hearing with FBI official Peter Strzok. “It was going to an unauthorized source that was a foreign entity unrelated to Russia,” he added. Gohmert said the ICIG investigator, Frank Rucker, presented the findings to Strzok, but that the FBI official did not do anything with the information.

Reports: Air strike in eastern Syria kills at least 28 people
An air strike killed at least 28 people in an Islamic State-held area of eastern Syria near the border with Iraq, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday. The Syrian state news agency and the pro-Damascus al-Watan newspaper, in its online edition, said the U.S.-led coalition carried out the air strike near the town of Albu Kamal east of the Euphrates River.

Saudi Prince Alwaleed pledges support for crown prince’s reforms
Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who was detained for three months in an anti-corruption campaign under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, pledged support on Thursday for the young leader’s program of sweeping reforms. “I was honoured to meet with my brother HRH the Crown Prince and to discuss economic matters and the private sector’s future & role in #Vision2030 success,” he tweeted…

Putin, Trump to discuss Syrian deployment along Israel border
Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun…efforts ahead of the Helsinki summit next week with his US counterpart Donald Trump to formulate an agreement in Syria that will include removing Hezbollah and Iranian forces from the Syrian-Israeli border…Putin and Trump are likely to reach an agreement…about …Syrian forces on the border with Israel in the Golan Heights and about Iranian and Hezbollah forces vacating the area…

Donald Trump and Theresa May meet amid Brexit storm
Theresa May and Donald Trump are holding talks at her country retreat Chequers, following his controversial comments on the PM’s Brexit plan. In an interview with the Sun, Mr Trump said the PM’s plan would “probably kill” any trade deal with the US. But on Friday, he said he and Mrs May had “probably never developed a better relationship” than during this trip – his first to the UK as president.

Source of cosmic ‘ghost’ particle revealed
Ghost-like particles known as neutrinos have been puzzling scientists for decades. Part of the family of fundamental particles that make up all known matter, neutrinos hurtle unimpeded through the Universe, interacting with almost nothing. The majority shoot right through the Earth as though it isn’t even there, making them exceptionally difficult to detect and study.

Christians Under Attack in Nigeria
It’s one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a Christian. What’s going on right now in Nigeria is “pure genocide.”

Vatican: Priests Have ‘More Power Than God Himself’
…the priest brings Christ down from heaven, and renders Him present on our altar as the eternal Victim for the sins of man – not once but a thousand times! The priest speaks and lo! Christ the Eternal and Omnipotent God, bows His head in humble obedience to the priest’s command.

Coming up: Solar eclipse today, longest lunar eclipse in century and date with Mars later this month
People are in for a triple celestial treat this month with a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse set to happen and Mars expected to come closest to Earth than it has in nearly two decades.

Pedophilia Included As ‘Sexual Orientation’ On New LGBT Pride Flag
Pedophiles are attempting to rebrand themselves as “MAPs” or “Minor Attracted Persons” in an effort to normalize pedophilia and gain acceptance in mainstream America by being included as part of the expanding LGBT+ community umbrella.

Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead ‘chemtrailed’ into America’s skies every year
America is being doused every minute of every day with the toxic heavy metal lead as it is burned in “avgas” — aviation gas, the fuel that powers most piston-driven aircraft (i.e. anything with a propeller). A grand total of 571 tons of lead are dumped each year into the air over our heads from aircraft alone, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

OUTBREAK ALERT: Viral Illness That Infects Children SPREAD In Virginia
A contagious virus which infects children is spreading through Virginia.  Childcare providers and schools are sounding the alarms after several hundred cases of “hand, foot, and mouth” disease have sickened young kids.

Democratic Socialists Of America Endorse Rabid Anti-Semitic Candidate In Los Angeles
It’s amazing how the left wants to paint literally everyone on the right as a white supremacist neo-Nazi, when there is pretty much no one running for any kind of serious office that holds these views.

Joining ‘Soros Funded’ Antifa Is Now Illegal, Punishable By 15 Years In Prison
A new bill proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives named the “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018” will make it a criminal offense to “committing certain offenses while in disguise” and make joining Antifa illegal.

Woman Found Dead in Anthony Weiner’s Trash Chute is Connected to George Soros
The woman who was discovered dumped in the trash chute of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s New York home has been identified by police, with her connection to George Soros exposed.

Firefighters Suffer Neurological Damage After Contact With 5G Cell Towers
Firefighters in Sacramento, CA have reported neurological damage including memory problems and confusion after new generation 5G cell towers were installed outside their fire station.


The Foundation

“It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition.” —Thomas Jefferson (1785)

In Today’s Edition

  • Peter Strzok’s theatrics on Capitol Hill only underscore his contempt.
  • House Republicans were having none of Strzok’s defiant attitude
  • Trump pardons the Hammonds, victims of “an overzealous appeal.”
  • Papa John’s founder is finally taken down by a “social justice” lynch mob.
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

Peter Strzok’s Contemptuous Testimony

His theatrics before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees served only to underscore his arrogance and contempt.

Peter Strzok’s Bias Exposed

Republicans repeatedly blast the arrogant FBI agent who had the audacity to claim he had no anti-Trump bias.

A Pardon Too Late

Trump pardoned Dwight Hammond Jr. and his son Steven, who were victims of “an overzealous appeal.”

Papa John’s Founder Ousted Over Racism Conversation

John Schnatter resigns after being blasted for using the N-word in a training session on racism.

Friday Short Cuts

“It matters very little whether or not the rest of the world likes us, as long as they respect us.” —Allie Beth Stuckey

Friday Top Headlines

Trump throws fuel onto UK’s Brexit debate, Dems file “Abolish ICE” bill but won’t vote on it, migrant children used as “commodity,” and more.

Today’s Opinion

Marc A. Thiessen
Trump Isn’t Attacking NATO. He’s Strengthening It.
Mona Charen
What the Cave Boys Teach Us About Abortion
Rich Lowry
Yes, the Supreme Court Is Undemocratic
David Harsanyi
Democrats Don’t Fear Brett Kavanaugh; They Fear the Constitution
Tony Perkins
Adoption Finds a Home in House

Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon

Headlines – 7/13/2018

Hamas leaders in Cairo for talks on Gaza crisis, ‘reconciliation’

Israeli Ambassador Urges Top UN Environmental Advocate to Condemn Hamas Arson Attacks

Israel to impound Gaza flotilla ships to benefit terror victims

East Asian countries back development in Palestine

Israeli professor attacked by Palestinian in Germany

Bomb threat called into Jewish military history museum in DC

Stunning biblical ‘spies’ mosaic discovered in Israel

Israeli official: ‘There’s realistic opportunity to push Iran out of Syria’

Lindsey Graham doubles down against Israel-Russia deal on Syria

Netanyahu: Israel completely coordinated with U.S. regarding Syria

Netanyahu: Our problem is with Iran, not Assad

Syrian colonel: ‘Our eyes are set on Palestine, soon we will fight Saudi Arabia and Israel’

Tensions soar as Syrian fight nears Israeli border – with possible Iranian military presence

Report: Israel attacks Syrian army positions in Golan Heights

Assad’s forces retake Daraa, birthplace of Syria’s uprising

WHO seeks access to Syrians dying from heat, disease in South

Saudi envoy to UN says kingdom will confront Hezbollah ‘everywhere’

Report: Experts urge Congress to designate Muslim Brotherhood as terror group

Massive fuel tank explosion rocks Cairo airport

Twelve hospitalized from blast outside Cairo airport – Egyptian state news agency

Top adviser to Iran’s Khamenei says meeting with Putin was ‘very constructive’

Iranian police kill demonstrator during protest over water scarcity

US official links economic protests in Iran to sanctions

Trump: Iran will seek fresh deal as looming sanctions hit economy

Trump at NATO Summit: Iran Is in Pain, They Will Call Me and Ask for a Deal

US State Secretary Pompeo urges EU to get tough on Iran

Trump forecasts ‘escalation’ with Iran, but says Tehran showing more respect

UN set to impose arms embargo on war-torn South Sudan

Kim Jong Un sends Trump a ‘very nice’ letter, teases possible 2nd meeting

US accuses N.Korea of UN sanctions breach, demands end to fuel sales

Trump says Putin ‘competitor’, not enemy

Germany isn’t the only country that still needs cheap Russian gas

‘Unprecedented unpredictability’: UK braces for Trump visit

Trump blasts May over Brexit during UK visit, casting pall over ties

Trump slams May over ‘very unfortunate’ Brexit plan, says ‘it will probably kill’ US trade deal

Trump Says Europe Is ‘Losing’ Its Culture Because Of Immigration

Jared Kushner still lacks top-most security clearance

FBI agent clashes with GOP at hearing on Russia probe

Fireworks at Strzok hearing as GOP reps fume at anti-Trump FBI agent, threaten contempt

Democrats demand Steve Bannon testify to counter Peter Strzok testimony

Gohmert: Watchdog Found Clinton Emails Were Sent To ‘Foreign Entity’

New Mechanisms “Guarantee” Transparency Ahead of U.S. Midterm Elections, Facebook Executive Says

Facebook labels Russian users as ‘interested in treason’

Obama Loses 2 Million Followers in Twitter’s Crackdown on Fake Accounts

The online battle for the truth

All Ears: Always-On Listening Devices Could Soon Be Everywhere

Industrial park blast kills 19, hurts 12 in southwest China

Jeff Bezos plans to charge at least $200,000 for space rides

NASA will consider sending another Israeli astronaut into space

Coming up: Solar eclipse today, longest lunar eclipse in century and date with Mars later this month

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Murghob, Tajikistan

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Ohonua, Tonga

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 18,000ft

Agung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 16,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatelama erupts to 14,000ft

FEMA says it underestimated the devastation Hurricane Maria would have on Puerto Rico

New tropical threat may create hazards for northern Philippines, Taiwan early next week

Japan flooding disaster: Death toll hits 200; Building heat creates new dangers for survivors

Japan hit by worst weather disaster in decades: Why did so many die?

Japan floods: Deadliest natural disaster to hit there since 2011

Hundreds of homes destroyed as dike bursts amid melting snow in northern Afghanistan

Meth, ‘the Devil’s drug,’ is back and killing more people than ever

Arkansas dad, 19, tried using extension cord shock to revive baby after smothering her, report says

Poll: 64 percent of Americans want Roe v. Wade to stand

Andrew Cuomo draws chuckles with threat to sue Supreme Court over Roe v. Wade: ‘Whom would he sue?’

Abortion Rights Advocates Preparing For Life After Roe v. Wade

After voting for abortion, why is Ireland still snapping up tickets for Pope Francis?

Once Militantly Anti-Abortion, Evangelical Minister Now Lives ‘With Regret’

Israeli army promotes first openly gay major general

May God’s Underground Church in America Arise

Posted: 13 Jul 2018 06:38 AM PDT

May God’s Underground Church in America Arise(By Bert Farias) Someone recently asked me what I see for America and the church’s future. Right now, I am seeing the beginning and mushrooming of an evolution of sorts concerning both the nation and the church. Not everything is as it appears.  Here’s a powerful word from the Spirit of God that I’ve shared before: Do not look at the TV and larger media ministries to try to understand what I am doing in my body today. They have a part to play, but they are the visible to the eye veneer of the body that people see.

Those who are carnal and immature see the outward appearance and are impressed, thinking that these are the height of ministry and where the Spirit is concentrating today. But they are mistaken. See what I see, many small churches and ministries investing in relationships, walking in love, pouring their lives into each other; this is where the Spirit is moving today. There is a revolution taking place in my body, a revolution of relationships, discipleship, and love. This will affect whole communities and economies.” —John Fenn, Church Without Walls International. CONTINUE

Alabama Man Takes Over Church Pulpit and Pulls Out Gun

Posted: 13 Jul 2018 06:32 AM PDT

Alabama Man Takes Over Church Pulpit and Pulls Out GunAn Alabama man who allegedly took over a church pulpit during a worship service Sunday, July 8, tried to pull out a gun before being tackled by congregation members, according to AP. No shots were fired. The irate man reportedly talked about his pending divorce while in control of the pulpit at O’Neal Church of Christ in Athens, Alabama, reports say.

The suspect, 34-year-old Thomas Zebulun Lewter, has been charged with making a terroristic threat at the church, says Limestone County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Stephen Young. “During the service, he approached the pulpit and announced that he was sorry he was going to have to do what he had to do,” says wife Kathryn Lewter, who filed for divorce last month. Since the incident, she has petitioned the court for protection from abuse. READ MORE

DEVELOPING: Eruptions intensify, off scale seismicity at Anak Krakatau, Indonesia

Posted: 13 Jul 2018 06:27 AM PDT

DEVELOPING: Eruptions intensify, off scale seismicity at Anak Krakatau, IndonesiaExplosive activity at Anak Krakatau in Indonesia continues and its seismicity is reportedly going off the scale today, July 12, 2018. “Krakatau is going crazy … 100 times explosion a day. Very loud and could be heard until Carita, 42 km (26 miles) away,” Volcano Discovery’s Indonesian volcano expedition leader

said July 12. Just a few hours ago, photographer and volcano-enthusiast Øystein L. Andersen, said activity at the volcano is quite unique now. “It seems like you can now see a bright glow from the eruption from the coast of Java, 50 km (31 miles) away.” MORE

Extreme hot weather in UK producing plague of bloodsucking horse-flies

Posted: 13 Jul 2018 06:18 AM PDT

Extreme hot weather in UK producing plague of bloodsucking horse-fliesThe hot weather has seen populations of bloodsucking clegs – or horse-flies – reach Mediterranean levels.  The insects have sharp jaws and can cause a very painful bite. What makes them unusual is that, unlike midge bites, they cut into the skin rather than pierce it. Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) has

warned that bites could result in painful swellings and the possibility of infections which might not be treatable with our existing antibiotics. The charity’s chief executive professor Colin Garner said: “It is entirely possible in 2018 that you can die of an insect bite, not just in some hot foreign clime, but here in Britain.” There is also a chance of infectious that may not respond to current antibiotics. READ MORE

Franklin Graham: President Carter ‘Absolutely Wrong’ on Jesus Approving of Gay Marriage

Posted: 13 Jul 2018 06:02 AM PDT

Franklin Graham: President Carter ‘Absolutely Wrong’ on Jesus Approving of Gay MarriageEvangelist Franklin Graham responds to former President Jimmy Carter’s recent assertion that Jesus himself would approve of gay marriage, saying the former president is “absolutely wrong.”  In a short video clip of an interview published to the news website HuffPost Live Sunday and picked up by Breitbart.com, Carter spoke about his religious faith. He said as a politician he never ran across  “any really serious conflicts between my political obligations and my religious faith.”

When asked about gay marriage, the 39th president said ” That’s no problem with me. I think everybody should have a right to get married regardless of their sex.”  Carter told the interviewer that the “only thing he would draw a line on is… I wouldn’t be in favor of the government being able to force a local church to perform gay marriages if they didn’t want to.” READ MORE

GOG AND MAGOG WATCH: Iran coordinates military presence in Syria with Russia

Posted: 13 Jul 2018 05:51 AM PDT

GOG AND MAGOG WATCH: Iran coordinates military presence in Syria with RussiaAli Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Friday that Tehran coordinates positions on its military presence in Syria with Moscow and Damascus.  He made his comments at a conference in Moscow,

in response to a question about whether Iran might withdraw its forces from Syria’s southern border region, near Israel. Velayati also said that U.S. sanctions against Iran could raise oil prices and harm oil consumers. MORE

Two Sizable Asteroids Were Spotted Zooming Past Earth

Posted: 13 Jul 2018 05:44 AM PDT

Two Sizable Asteroids Were Spotted Zooming Past EarthThe Earth had some visitors not too long ago in the form of two asteroids.  The asteroids are officially known as 2018 NW and 2018 NX, according to a report from CNet, and they were said to be about the size of a school bus, with both estimated to have a diameter of 33 feet. At their closest points, scientists

noted that they got within 72,000 miles of Earth, meaning they were significantly closer to the planet than the moon. 2018 NW was observed to be the faster of the two, with a recorded velocity of 47,647 mph. Asteroids moving close to and eventually past the Earth happens relatively often, with the report noting that something like that takes place every few weeks or so. READ MORE

Nigerian Christians Unite to Pray for ‘Carnage’ of Believers to End

Posted: 13 Jul 2018 05:41 AM PDT

Nigerian Christians Unite to Pray for ‘Carnage’ of Believers to EndThe Christian Association of Nigeria held a national prayer session on Wednesday against the “barbaric killing” of Christians at the hands of radical Muslim herdsmen, as the country reels from another deadly rampage this week where 39 people were killed in the north. “The church wants the carnage to stop,” CAN President Rev. Supo Ayokunle said.

CAN is considering a nationwide protest against the killing of believers, according to ThisDayLive. Ayokunle said that the ongoing killings, where some estimate as many as 6,000 believers have been slaughtered since the start of the year, are turning Nigeria into a “deserted land.” The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Metropolitan See, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, said that now more than ever, it is time for Christians to unite. READ MORE

Franklin Graham Event Bus Ads Pulled in UK After Outcry From LGBT Community

Posted: 12 Jul 2018 12:36 PM PDT

Franklin Graham Event Bus Ads Pulled in UK After Outcry From LGBT CommunityBus ads promoting an upcoming evangelistic festival with Franklin Graham in England were pulled in response to outcry from LGBT communities.  “Blackpool Transport has recently been made aware of an advert in place on the side of some of our double-decker buses,” said a spokesperson for the company, according to the Blackpool Gazette.

“In light of customer feedback and reactions on social media which has resulted in heightened tension, we have taken the decision to remove all adverts relating to the ‘Time for Hope’ Festival with immediate effect. We will reimburse any income back to the advertising company. “We work with multiple advertisers and third-parties and in no way do we endorse or support any advertisement which is placed on our vehicles.” READ MORE

Evangelist Todd Bentley Claims Shirtless ‘Financial Angel’ Visited Him in Hotel Room, Another Wrestled Him at Home

Posted: 12 Jul 2018 12:26 PM PDT

Evangelist Todd Bentley Claims Shirtless ‘Financial Angel’ Visited Him in Hotel Room, Another Wrestled Him at HomeFresh Fire USA founder and healing evangelist Todd Bentley claimed during a “Supernatural Debt Forgiveness Jubilee Service” Sunday that he has had live encounters with angels during his ministry similar to those experienced by biblical figures, including a visit from a shirtless “financial angel” in a dingy hotel room and another in his home where the angel wrestled him in his bed. “It (angel) appeared to me as a person. A man.

So I’m not having a dream. It’s not a trance. I’m wide awake. I’m in my bathroom. And I’ve never had an angelic encounter where it’s like in this world. A messenger from Heaven,” Bentley said in the service of his first encounter with an angel which he said happened in Albany, Oregon, around 2004 or 2005. He explained that at the time he was an evangelist based in Canada and was invited by a group of churches in Oregon to minister due to his reputation as a “miracle healing guy.” READ MORE


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The U.S. government must convince a judge on Thursday that it has complied with a court order for reuniting the youngest migrant children who were separated from their parents by U.S. officials after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s acting chief said on Wednesday he would push to cut regulations on industry and speed up decisions on permits, echoing the policies of former head Scott Pruitt who stepped down last week.

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee may not have to wait too long for controversial cases if he is confirmed to the job, with disputes involving abortion, immigration, gay rights, voting rights and transgender troops possibly heading toward the justices soon.

The U.S. Senate made a minor effort to push back against President Donald Trump’s trade policies on Wednesday by backing a non-binding motion to give Congress a role in his decisions to impose tariffs for national security reasons.

A U.S. push for new global standards to kick start its fledgling supersonic jet industry is facing resistance by European nations that want tough rules on noise, according to documents and people familiar with the situation.

Iraqi police fired into the air to disperse protesters demanding jobs and better public services at one of three demonstrations outside major oilfields in the southern oil hub of Basra on Thursday, police sources said.

Britain published on Thursday its proposals for future trade with the European Union after it leaves the bloc next March, seeking a new arrangement that would offer less generous access than under today’s EU “passporting” regime.

Donald Trump claimed a personal victory at a NATO summit on Thursday after telling European allies to increase spending or lose Washington’s support, an ultimatum that forced leaders to huddle in a crisis session with the U.S. president.

Syrian state vehicles, accompanied by Russian military police, entered part of Deraa city on Thursday to raise the national flag over an area held by rebels for years, witnesses said, leaving President Bashar al-Assad poised for another big victory in the seven-year-long Syrian conflict.

AP Top Stories

The staggering $20 million raised via Facebook to support immigrant families separated at the border will be used to post bail bonds for mothers, recipient organization Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services announced Tuesday. RAICES aims to reunite 2,500 migrant children with their mothers, citing bond costs ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.

President Trump criticized Germany for its pipeline deal with Russia and called on NATO allies to double their commitment to defense spending on Wednesday.

An Afghan man deported from Germany has been found dead in a hotel room in Kabul after committing suicide, officials said Wednesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has received the Iranian leader’s top adviser hours after conferring with the Israeli prime minister about Iran’s presence in Syria.

The Buddha of Swat, carved on a cliff in the seventh century, was dynamited by the Pakistani Taliban in 2007. Now it has been restored, a powerful symbol of tolerance in the traumatised Pakistani valley.

A British man poisoned with the Novichok nerve agent 10 days ago has regained consciousness and is now in a critical but stable condition, Salisbury District Hospital said on Tuesday.

A mammoth wildfire that has blackened more than 140 square miles and destroyed at least 20 structures in two Northern California counties was ignited by an improperly installed electric livestock fence, fire managers said on Wednesday.

The known death toll from a four-month crackdown on anti-government protests in Nicaragua has risen to 264, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Wednesday.

BBC

US President Donald Trump has said he thinks it is “presently unnecessary” to consider quitting NATO. He has previously been highly critical of the alliance, complaining the US pays more than others. However, no other country has confirmed any increased commitments as yet.

The cave complex in northern Thailand where 12 boys and their football coach were trapped for more than two weeks is set to be turned into a museum. Rescue officials said the museum would showcase how the operation unfolded, predicting it would be a “major attraction” for Thailand. At least two companies are also looking to make a film telling the story of the rescue.

Archaeologists scanning a Mexican pyramid for damage following September’s devastating earthquake have uncovered traces of an ancient temple. The temple is nestled inside the Teopanzolco pyramid in Morelos state.

Research carried out in Sierra Leone shows that some survivors of Ebola suffer from neurological and psychiatric conditions long after they recover from the initial disease.

Two of four Indian priests charged with allegedly raping a woman have handed themselves in for police questioning in the southern state of Kerala. The Kerala high court denied bail to both of them and one other priest, who is also expected to give himself up later on Thursday. Police are yet to arrest the fourth priest.

India has adopted recommendations strongly backing net neutrality that experts say could be the “strongest” in the world. Net neutrality means service providers must treat all traffic equally, and not charge differently based on content.

WND

An organization fighting Islamic indoctrination in the San Diego Public schools – it’s already in court over the issue – is now insisting on access to communications between Seattle school officials and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.


News – 7/12/2018

Archaeologists’ DNA Testing May Have Identified Jonah’s Whale
Using ancient DNA analysis and collagen fingerprinting, the researchers identified the bones as belonging to the North Atlantic Right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) and the Atlantic Gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus). Until their findings brought proof these species were common in the region, it was assumed that the Mediterranean Sea was outside of the historical range of the Right and Gray whales.

Trump says Putin meeting may be easiest on Europe’s trip
US President Donald Trump said on Thursday a meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next week may be the easiest on his Europe trip, saying Moscow was a competitor and not an enemy. Asked if Putin presented a threat, Trump said, “I don’t want him to be and that is why we have NATO,” following a summit of the military alliance in Brussels. “He is a competitor,” Trump told reporters. “Is he my enemy? He is not my enemy … Hopefully someday maybe he will be a friend. I just don’t know him very well.”

Japan flood toll nears 200, sun scorches thousands battling thirst
Intense heat and water shortages raised fears of disease outbreaks in flood-hit western Japan on Thursday as the death toll from the worst weather disaster in 36 years neared 200. More than 200,000 households had no water a week after torrential rains caused floods and set off landslides across western Japan, bringing death and destruction to decades-old communities built on mountain slopes and flood plains.

Trump calls out Sessions over FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s no-show at Congress
President Trump in an early morning tweet Thursday nudged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to act over FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s refusal to comply with subpoena and testify before Congress. “As I head out to a very important NATO meeting, I see that FBI Lover/Agent Lisa Page is dodging a Subpoena & is refusing to show up and testify,” Trump tweeted early Thursday morning. He continued, “What can she possibly say about her statements and lies. So much corruption on the other side. Where is the Attorney General?”

South Korea’s Moon says North Korea-U.S. talks ‘on track’, criticism a ploy
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday that North Korea’s criticism of the United States after recent talks on denuclearisation was part of its strategy and negotiations between them are on the “right track”.

Justice Dept pulls virtual trigger for online 3D guns
In its settlement of a free speech lawsuit, the federal government has agreed to acknowledge that popular semi-automatic sporting rifles such as the AR-15 are not inherently military weapons. “Not only is this a First Amendment victory for free speech, it also is a devastating blow to the gun prohibition lobby,” explained Alan M. Gottlieb, the founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation.

South Korea wants formal end to the Korean War this year
“The goal of our government is to declare an official end of the Korean War this year, which marks the 65th anniversary of signing the truce agreement,” he said in an interview with Singaporean media The Straits Times, according to Yonhap. Moon is on a three-day state visit in Singapore.

Alt-Left Melts Down Over “Unmasking Antifa” Act
It seems the new “Unmasking Antifa Act” has ruffled a few feathers among the alt-left. Introduced in the House last month by Rep Dan Donovan (R-NY), H.R. 6054 is a response to a spate of violent attacks provoked by masked members of Antifa, and would punish anyone wearing a mask who “injures, oppresses, threatens or intimidates” a person “in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege” with a fine and up to 15 years in prison. The law is effectively a modern take on anti-mask laws dating back to the mid-20th century in order to stop the violent activities of the Ku Klux Klan…

Netanyahu: Israel completely coordinated with U.S. regarding Syria
Israel is completely coordinated with the US regarding the situation in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters on Thursday, hours after US Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted that Israel should be “very careful making agreements with Russia re Syria that affect US interests.” Graham is one of Israel’s staunchest supporters in the senate.

Israel strikes three Syrian regime posts following drone infiltration
The Israeli military struck three Syrian military targets overnight on Wednesday in retaliation for a Syrian drone that infiltrated into northern Israel hours earlier. “The IDF holds the Syrian regime accountable for the actions carried out in its territory and warns it from further action against Israeli forces,” read a statement released by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

Nato states to up defence spending – Trump
US President Donald Trump says Nato countries have agreed to increase their military spending. Speaking after a two-day summit in Brussels, he said allies had committed to spending more than 2% of their annual output (GDP) on defence budgets. The president has been highly critical of the alliance, complaining the US pays more than others.

Israeli unmanned spacecraft to land on Moon in 2019
An Israeli non-profit organisation has announced plans to send the first privately-funded unmanned spacecraft to the Moon. SpaceIL said the probe would be launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in December on a Falcon 9 rocket built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company. It is expected to land on the Moon in February 2019.

TSA screeners win immunity from abuse claims: appeals court
Fliers may have a tough time recovering damages for invasive screenings at U.S. airport security checkpoints, after a federal appeals court on Wednesday said screeners are immune from claims under a federal law governing assaults, false arrests and other abuses…the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said…(TSA) screeners were not “investigative or law enforcement officers,” and were therefore shielded from liability under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

Lieberman calls to shut down Israeli Embassy in Ireland over boycott bill
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman called on Thursday for Israel to shut down the Israeli Embassy in Dublin in response to the Irish Senate voting overwhelmingly to approve a proposal to boycott companies and imports of goods from the West Bank settlements, a move that Israel warned Dublin not to implement in January.

Israel to impound Gaza flotilla ships to benefit terror victims
The Jerusalem District Court issued a temporary confiscation order Wednesday for two Norwegian ships set to partake in a solidarity flotilla to Gaza in the coming weeks. The court order allows for the Karstein and Freedom, worth approximately 75,000 euros, to be used for monetary compensation for victims of Hamas terrorism the moment they enter Israeli waters.

How You And I Are Helping Facebook ‘DeepFace’ Facial Recognition Create The Global Surveillance System
Facebook is how you get from social medial to societal dominance. This is how go from a Harvard kid hacking college databases to rate female students as ‘hot or not’, to installing real-time Facial Recognition tracking systems on a global scale.

UK Government Hires George Soros to Give Police ‘Hate Crime Training’
The UK has announced it will use taxpayers money to pay for George Soros’s “hate crime” training programme, which will be used on Police officers tackling “anti-Muslim hate crimes.”

New Satellite Images Show Russia is Secretly Preparing for War
New satellite images have revealed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is secretly preparing his country for war.

Marvel Announces 2 Openly Gay Heroes Coming To Movie Screens Soon
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently confirmed to The Playlist that not one, but two, openly gay characters would be coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some lauded the decision as a landmark example of diversity in movies. Others have pegged the move as a PR stunt and little else.

Deadly Parasitic Worm Coming To Europe Due To Third-World Migration
Hundreds to thousands of eggs are produced daily by each female worm. One of the many benefits of open borders! Karl Hoffmann, a professor of parasitology at Aberystwyth University, writes in The Independent:

Amazon patent admits it will listen in real-time for “trigger words” that could get you arrested and imprisoned 
Amazon patent admits it will listen in real-time for “trigger words” that could get you arrested and imprisoned.

Soros Associates Gain Control Of 90% Of U.S. Computerized Voting Machines
Breaking- #RogerStone reports two Globalist British Royals, both billionaires protected by the Queen have partnered with Soros to get control of 90 % of US computerized voting machines.

Bill Gates Invents Human Microchip with Wireless ‘On/Off’ Birth Control Switch
Billionaire globalist Bill Gates and his team have invented a disturbing new human microchip that is due for launch this year.

Trump administration to dump Obama-era rule allowing unions to siphon Medicaid money
The Trump administration announced Tuesday it planned to end what it suggested was an illegal Obama-era rule allowing unions to collect dues from state subsidies intended for home health workers — including family caregivers.

Pedophiles Demand to be Part of LGBT Community, Call for ‘Normalization’
Pedophiles are now attempting to ‘rebrand’ themselves as ‘MAP’ (Minor-Attracted Persons) in a strange effort to be accepted int to LGBT community and ‘normalizing’ pedophilia.

10 most evil people in the world today who lie about science, pharmaceuticals and GMOs
…You may be a religious person who treats others the way you want to be treated, but that won’t stop evil scientists and M.D.s from selling you dangerous chemical-based drugs that slowly poison you and your innocent children until death does you part. That’s why you need to know exactly who the ten most evil people are in the world today, because they lie about science, pharmaceuticals and GMOs, and the only way to protect your family from them is to never buy, consume or inject what they’re selling.

Samoa Bans All Children’s Vaccinations After Sudden Deaths Of Multiple Toddlers
Health authorities have banned all children’s vaccinations in Samoa following the sudden deaths of multiple toddlers minutes after receiving the MMR vaccine. A full inquiry into the circumstances of the deaths has also been launched at the request of Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi.

Report: Obama Admin ‘Shelved’ Plan to Prosecute Taliban Heroin Traffickers
The Obama administration, citing “political concerns” in 2013, derailed a plan to prosecute Taliban drug kingpins in U.S. courts that could have curtailed unprecedented heroin operations in Afghanistan that fueled the deadly opioid crisis across the United States, a Politico investigation found.

U.S. Seeks to Thwart Iran Flying Millions in Cash Out of Germany
Top Trump administration officials are working to stop Germany from allowing Iran to fly more than $350 million in cash out of the country and back to Tehran as part of a bid by the Iranian regime to restock its coffers ahead of a major financial crackdown by America, according to conversations with senior U.S. diplomats and officials on Capital Hill.

African Migrants Threaten to Kill Italian Cargo Vessel Crew Who Rescued Them
African migrants threatened to kill the crew of the Italian cargo vessel who rescued them because they wanted to travel to the welfare havens of Europe and not be returned to a Libyan detention center.

Church Mounts Billboard Atop Gay Bar Telling LGBT Community ‘God Takes Pride in You’
A Disciples of Christ Church in San Diego that describes itself as “radically inclusive” has purchased a billboard atop a gay bar with a message to the LGBT community, declaring, “God takes pride in you, so do we!”


Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“Whereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them… The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it.” —Federal Farmer (1787)

In Today’s Edition

  • Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has an impressive 2A record.
  • Trump leaves NATO having accomplished his goals.
  • Young conservative women are excited about the future of conservatism.
  • Trump is aggressively working to bring about efficiency to government.
  • A feminist writer urges America to stop calling Kavanaugh “a good dad.”
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

Kavanaugh — a Strong Defender of Americans’ 2A Rights

His impressive record on Second Amendment-related cases and his judicial philosophy should make conservatives rest easy.

SCOTUS: It’s Not About Right v. Left. It’s About Liberty v. Tyranny.

Democrats frame the contest for the Supreme Court as “conservative v. liberal,” but it’s about judicial authority v. judicial despotism.

Trump Reassures NATO After Winning Concessions

Based on Trump’s final remarks at the NATO summit, he managed to get what he was after.

The Courage to Think

Hundreds of young women attended a Turning Point USA summit, excited about the future of conservatism and their place in it.

Trump Bringing Reform to Washington Bureaucracy

He is aggressively working to bring about great efficiency to government.

Feminist Writer: Stop Calling Kavanaugh ‘A Good Dad’

Apparently, being “a good dad” loses its luster when a conservative jurist is nominated to SCOTUS.

Thursday Short Cuts

“Pro-tip: If you don’t want one unelected justice to be worth so darn much, don’t used the court to make laws.” —@hale_razor

Thursday Top Headlines

Brett Kavanaugh’s view on 2A, NATO allies up spending, ISIS’s Afghan “capital” captured, new rules on asylum, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Ann Coulter
Kavanaugh Threatens the Left’s Right to Cheat
Gary Bauer
NATO Knockdown
Victor Davis Hanson
Reciprocity Is the Method to Trump’s Madness
R. Emmett Tyrrell
How Perkins Coie Plans to Get Congressman Jim Jordan
Edwin J. Feulner
The Facts About Fact-Checkers

Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon

ApostasyWatch Daily News

Joel McDurmon – Is the world really waxing worse and worse?

Here we go again – Blood Moon 2018: Christian pastor preaches end of the world is near

Differences Between Salvation in the Qur’an & the Bible

Please Don’t Repeat Fake News, Here’s How to Spot Fake News

YouVersion Bible App Reaches 330M Devices, Offers 1,700 Different Bible Versions on 10th Anniversary

SC Baptist Convention Leader Resigns, Charged With Sexual Assault From 20 Years Ago


Headlines – 7/12/2018

IDF intercepts Syrian drone that penetrated 10 kilometers into Israel

IDF strikes three military targets in Syrian Golan heights

To rule out a Russian link, IDF waited 16 minutes before downing Syrian drone

IDF opens fire near Gazans flying incendiary balloons into Israel

House Dems demand ‘transparency’ over Trump’s review of US aid to Palestinians

California state assembly candidate accuses Israel of ‘genocide’

Ireland moves to criminalize trade with settlements, drawing Israeli ire

Arab Knesset party backs Irish bill to criminalize trade with settlements

Norwegian hospitals refuse to assist in circumcisions

Netanyahu departs for ‘very important’ meeting with Putin in Moscow

Pledging not to oust Assad, Netanyahu urges Putin to ‘get Iranians out’ of Syria

Israel to Russia: Assad’s safe from us, but Iran must quit Syria

Netanyahu to Putin: Israel will prevent all attempts to violate border

Top US senator warns Israel against deal with Russia over Syria

Russia’s Putin meets Iran Supreme Leader’s aide in Moscow

Argentina asks Russia to arrest Iran official over 1994 Jewish center bombing

Ex-intel. official: Iran footprint in Syria may be to hide nuke scientists

Iran official says US sanctions will ‘undoubtedly’ affect economy

Family of Kurdish female fighter seen naked, mutilated in graphic viral video speaks out

After Trump’s spending demands, NATO summit turns to Afghanistan

Some Britons welcome Trump, renewal of ‘special relationship’ amid Brexit jitters

Trump questions the value of NATO, assails Germany

Trump at NATO summit says Germany is ‘totally controlled’ by Russia

Trump and Merkel Exchange Barbs in Showdown Over Russia’s Pipeline

Russia Accuses NATO of Having Bases ‘Snuggled’ Up to Its Borders

Schumer: ‘Trump Should Not Meet With Putin Alone,’ Is More Loyal to Russia Than NATO

Anti-Trump Protest at NATO Draws Only a Couple Dozen

Trump’s barrage of attacks ‘beyond belief,’ reeling NATO diplomats say

Most People Think World Is More Dangerous Under Donald Trump, New Survey Finds

Michael Cohen’s Lawyer Says Trump May Have Committed ‘Impeachable Offense’ for ‘Lying’ About Michael Flynn

Is another election being hacked? That’s the claim against a Chinese group in Cambodia

Battling Fake Accounts, Twitter to Slash Millions of Followers

Stolen U.S. Military Drone Documents Found for Sale on Dark Web, Researchers Say

TSA screeners win immunity from abuse claims: appeals court

Flying Trains Could Be Coming Your Way

OPEC’s oil output jumps in June as Saudi Arabia opens the taps to tame crude prices

Heads up! It’s a month of eclipses

A Supermoon Will Eclipse the Sun on Friday the 13th

Solar eclipse tomorrow, longest lunar eclipse in century and date with Mars later this month

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits South of the Fiji Islands

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Iwo Jima, Japan

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Iwo Jima, Japan

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 23,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft

Agung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 15,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 14,000ft

Negra, Sierra volcano in Galapagos erupts to 12,000ft

Sakurajima volcano on Japan erupts to 12,000ft

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

Typhoon Maria wreaks havoc along China’s east coast

Dozens Still Missing In Japan Floods As Death Toll Reaches 176

U.S. plans to remove backup power generators in Puerto Rico. Officials worry it’s hurricane season.

What Is Mycoplasma Genitalium? British Doctors Are Warning That This Sexually Transmitted Infection Could Be the Next Big Superbug

Hormone Therapy For Transgender Women Increases Risk Of Blood Clots And Strokes

Parents appeal after judge denies transgender teen name change

Church Mounts Billboard Atop Gay Bar Telling LGBT Community ‘God Takes Pride in You, so do we!’

Russia pursues Jehovah’s Witnesses as ‘extremists’

Turkish police arrest Islamic ‘televangelist’ with anti-Semitic history

Don’t lose heart in your season!

Posted: 12 Jul 2018 06:07 AM PDT

Don’t lose heart in your season!In this message, we want to encourage to not lose heart during whatever season you are in and that just as in the natural seasons come and go, Your current season will eventually pass and transition to a new season as well!

RUMORS OF WAR: Ex-diplomat warns World War 3 could break out following another chemical attack in Syria

Posted: 12 Jul 2018 05:30 AM PDT

RUMORS OF WAR: Ex-diplomat warns World War 3 could break out following another chemical attack in SyriaSyria could face a major crisis in the event of another chemical attack as it may justify US-led military intervention in the country, a former Foreign Office official has warned. Peter Ford, the UK’s former ambassador to Syria, said a situation similar to the alleged chemical attack in Douma in April could spark a widespread military operation against the Syrian regime and Bashar al-Assad’s army.

Speaking to RT, Mr Ford said: “The real potential flashpoint is a return to a Douma-like situation. “Remember in April, we were close to World War 3. We were talking in those terms. “It’s perfectly foreseeable that the same conditions will be produced, and I believe there will be another fake chemical attack, which will trigger a really dangerous crisis.” US-led airstrikes in Syria following the April attack were carried out before formal investigations were conducted to determine whether chemical weapons were used. CONTINUE 

‘We Prayed…and I Cried’: Porn Star Accepts Jesus and Immediately Quits the Industry

Posted: 12 Jul 2018 05:22 AM PDT

‘We Prayed…and I Cried’: Porn Star Accepts Jesus and Immediately Quits the IndustryEx-porn star Crissy Outlaw has gained quite a bit of attention over the past few years speaking about how she found Jesus and immediately left the adult film industry.  Outlaw recently told Lucas Miles, host of “The Lucas Miles” podcast, that she “never planned on going into the sex industry,” though that’s where her path tragically led her. Now, after leaving the money and fame behind, Outlaw is an outspoken

Christian who has repeatedly said that she feels “called” to tell people why she left the industry in an effort to help prevent others from making the same mistakes she did. “Most people can think about their pasts and can easily hide it … never sharing it with anyone for the rest of their lives. The evidence and consequences of my past mistakes will never go away,” Outlaw writes on her website. “I have to deal with this daily, and it isn’t easy. I find happiness in using my past to help others who might be going down a similar path.” READ MORE

DEVELOPING: More than 500 sick as E. coli found at TN zipline attraction

Posted: 11 Jul 2018 06:50 PM PDT

DEVELOPING: More than 500 sick as E. coli found at TN zipline attractionE. coli was found in water at a zipline attraction after nearly 550 visitors to the attraction reported illness, and authorities think the estimate may be low.  Initials tests confirmed the presence of E. coli and other bacteria in a well water sample at Climb Works Zip Line Canopy Tour, health officials told the Knoxville News Sentinel. People who became ill drank water served out of coolers along the course, WVLT reported.

The Tennessee Department of Health sent more than 2,000 surveys to those who reserved tours online, to determine if they became sick after visiting. Of the 808 who responded, 548 indicted they had become ill. People who became ill had visited the attraction between mid-June and early July. The company also said 80 to 100 people called them to say they became sick with gastrointestinal illnesses after visiting the attraction, WVLT reported. READ MORE

Mosaic of Moses’ Spies Who Explored Canaan Discovered in Israel

Posted: 11 Jul 2018 06:37 PM PDT

Mosaic of Moses’ Spies Who Explored Canaan Discovered in IsraelA team of specialists have discovered several mosaics in Israel, including one depicting two men carrying a pole with a cluster of grapes, believed to be the two spies Moses sent to scout the land of Canaan, as found in the book of Numbers in the Bible.  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill team announced on Monday that the first mosaics were discovered at the site of Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee,

where the synagogue excavations are taking place, in 2012 by a team led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Professor Jodi Magness. With the assistance of Shua Kisilevitz of the Israel Antiquities Authority and Tel Aviv University, they have uncovered additional mosaics every year, including that of Samson carrying the gate of Gaza, Noah’s Ark, the parting of the Red Sea, Jonah being swallowed by fish, and the building of the Tower of Babel. READ MORE

Communist-Hired Thugs Block Christians at Beijing’s Largest House Church, Call Their Faith a ‘Cult’

Posted: 11 Jul 2018 06:31 PM PDT

Communist-Hired Thugs Block Christians at Beijing’s Largest House Church, Call Their Faith a ‘Cult’A group of “thugs” hired by local Communist authorities barricaded last week the campus of Zion Church, the largest house church in Beijing, threatening Christians and calling their faith a “cult.” International Christian Concern reported that Yizhuang campus worshipers have been calling for prayers over their situation via the WeChat messaging app.

The incident at the church took place on July 5, ICC noted, when the thugs prevented the Christians from entering the third floor of the campus to gather in worship and called the Christian faith a cult. The government-hired group also stopped church members from attempting to unlock padlocks they had put in place, and blocked church administrators from trying to retrieve computers and other church documents. READ MORE

‘Miracle Baby’ Survives 9 Hours Buried Alive in Montana Woods

Posted: 11 Jul 2018 06:25 PM PDT

‘Miracle Baby’ Survives 9 Hours Buried Alive in Montana WoodsA 5-month-old baby was found buried alive in the mountains of Montana over the weekend, and the sheriff’s deputy who found him says he had just given up hope when he heard a small cry.  “All night long I was preparing myself to find a dead baby,” Deputy Ross Jessop told HLN’s Mike Galanos.  The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that they were called to the area Sunday night

following reports of a man acting aggressive and threatening nearby campers saying he had a gun.
Deputies later learned the man, identified as Francis Carlton Crowley, was caring for his girlfriend’s son at the time, but witnesses hadn’t seen the infant for several hours. Officers searched for more than six hours for the 5-month-old after Crowley told them the baby was “somewhere in the mountains.” READ MORE

Hail Satan,’ and Other Demonic Symbols Carved Into South Carolina Church

Posted: 11 Jul 2018 06:19 PM PDT

Hail Satan,’ and Other Demonic Symbols Carved Into South Carolina ChurchA vandal carved “Hail Satan” and other demonic symbols into a South Carolina church porch. “Do I get angry? I haven’t had that response,” Care and Mission Director at Welcome Baptist Church David Berry tells a CBS affiliate. “We’re broken-hearted that somebody would do that to the church.” Workers at the Union, South Carolina, church discovered the message,

along with an upside-down cross and an anarchy symbol, burned onto the front columns of the building that houses an addiction recovery group, according to an incident report, Fox reports. “When you see something like that, you know that person doesn’t know the Lord,” Berry says. Police estimate the vandal created about $600 worth of damage, and no immediate suspects have been named. READ MORE


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REUTERS

Pfizer said on Tuesday it was deferring drug price increases for no more than six months after the company’s chief executive officer had an extensive conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump.

The Trump administration is cutting most of the funds previously provided to groups that help people get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and will push them to promote plans lacking the law’s benefits and protections, a government agency said on Tuesday.

The U.S. government believes it is in compliance with a court-ordered Tuesday deadline to reunite immigrant children under 5 who were separated from their parents while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a court filing.

Slovakia has agreed a $1.9 billion deal to buy 14 U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets to replace its ageing Russian-made MiG-29s, its defense ministry said on Wednesday.

U.S. President Donald Trump accused Germany of being a “captive” of Russia on Wednesday as Western leaders gathered in Brussels for a NATO summit where Trump wants Europeans to pay more for their own defense.

The first video of the Thai boys rescued from a flooded cave after 17 days was released on Wednesday, showing them smiling and waving from their hospital beds, looking thin but fine after an ordeal that has gripped the world.

The Syrian government widened its offensive to recover the southwest on Wednesday, extending it to an enclave held by Islamic State-affiliated fighters as Russian warplanes targeted the area, a war monitor said.

Israel launched a Patriot interceptor missile on Wednesday at a drone spotted approaching from Syria, the second such incident in as many months, the Israeli military said.

China accused the United States of bullying and warned it would hit back after the Trump administration raised the stakes in their trade dispute, threatening 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods.

U.S. loan applications to refinance existing homes fell to their lowest in over 17-1/2 years even as most 30-year home borrowing costs fell last week, data from the Mortgage Bankers Association showed on Wednesday.

AP Top Stories

At least 11 people were killed after gunmen stormed an education department compound in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday, officials said, sparking an hours-long battle with security forces in the latest attack in the restive region.

Nevada plans to carry out the first execution using fentanyl, a drug at the heart of the US opioid epidemic, on Wednesday. The state intends to use a synthetic opioid – involved in more than 20,000 overdose deaths in 2016 alone – to kill Scott Dozier, a double murderer, after finding it difficult to obtain other drugs for Nevada’s first execution in 12 years because of opposition from pharmaceutical manufacturers.

The U.S. government is struggling to reunite immigrant families it separated at the border with Mexico and only about half the children under age 5 will be back with their parents by a court-ordered deadline of Tuesday, a government attorney told a judge on Monday.

BBC

One of China’s highest-profile democracy campaigners has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for “subversion of state power”. Qin Yongmin, 64, has already spent a total of 22 years behind bars. Qin had “refused to cooperate with the court” and stayed silent throughout his trial.

Japan is still reeling from one of its worst flooding disasters in decades, which has killed at least 179 people and left 70 missing.

A little known sexually transmitted infection could become the next superbug unless people become more vigilant, experts are warning. Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) often has no symptoms but can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can leave some women infertile. MG can be missed – and if it is not treated correctly, it can develop resistance to antibiotics.

The UK is to send 440 more troops to serve in non-combat roles in Afghanistan, the prime minister will announce at the Brussels NATO summit. The commitment to NATO’s mission in Afghanistan will take the total number of UK troops in the country to 1,090.

A Nigerian law graduate has finally been called to the bar months after she was blocked from attending the ceremony for insisting on wearing a hijab. The body in charge of admitting graduating law students had said Amasa Firdaus was breaking the dress code.

A 10-year-old albino boy has been abducted from his home in northern Mozambique. People with albinism in Mozambique are often hunted down because of the belief that potions made from their body parts can bring good luck and wealth.

Horrific accounts of gang rape, throats being slit and mass shootings in South Sudan are described in the latest United Nations report on the country. It blames the violence in Unity state on government and allied forces.

A clay tablet discovered during an archaeological dig may be the oldest written record of Homer’s epic tale, the Odyssey, ever found in Greece, the country’s culture ministry has said. Found near the ruined Temple of Zeus in the ancient city of Olympia, the tablet has been dated to Roman times.

WND

The next president of Mexico is planning to establish a border force to stop illegal immigrants, drugs and guns from entering his country from Central America.

The numbers: Americans quit their jobs in May at the fastest rate since 2001, showing that workers feel so good about the economy they are willing to leave one company for another. Most workers who leave jobs voluntarily end up getting better pay or benefits elsewhere. More people are willing to make the switch when the economy is booming.


News – 7/11/2018

Netanyahu off to Moscow for 9th meeting with Putin in three years
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Wednesday morning for a 24 hour trip to Moscow, where talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to center not only on Iran’s presence in Syria, but also Putin’s upcoming talks with US President Donald Trump. Before taking off, Netanyahu told reporters he will discuss with Putin Syria, Iran and “Israel’s security needs.”

Caught between jihadists and neo-Nazis, Swedish Jews fear for future
When Carinne Sjoberg dissolved the Jewish Community of Umea in northern Sweden, she knew it would send shock waves far beyond the small congregation that she had spent decades building. The move in May owed to intimidation by neo-Nazis, making it the first time in decades that a Jewish organization in Western Europe acknowledged that it felt compelled to close shop over safety concerns.

Trump Nato: Germany’s defence spending attacked
US President Donald Trump has suggested Germany’s imports of Russian natural gas are a security concern, as he and other Nato leaders gather for a summit. At talks in Brussels with Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg, he said it was a “very bad thing for Nato” that Germany was “totally controlled by Russia”. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to meet Mr Trump in the afternoon.

Greece ‘orders expulsion of two Russian diplomats’
Greece has ordered the expulsion of two Russian diplomats and barred the entry of two others for allegedly undermining national security, local media report. The Greek government has accused the Russian officials of acting to obtain and distribute sensitive information. Russia said on Wednesday it would mirror the move by expelling two Greek diplomats, according to reports.

Emerging sex disease MG ‘could become next superbug’
A little known sexually transmitted infection could become the next superbug unless people become more vigilant, experts are warning. Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) often has no symptoms but can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can leave some women infertile. MG can be missed – and if it is not treated correctly, it can develop resistance to antibiotics.

There Are Fears of New Conflicts at One of Israel’s Quietest Borders
A reinforced deployment of tanks and heavy guns is parked along Israel’s frontier with Syria as the civil war that transformed the balance of power in the Middle East appears headed into its final stretch. The fighting in Syria has come full circle as its army sets its sights on retaking Daraa province, where the regime’s brutal reaction to anti-government graffiti on a school wall sparked the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad in 2011.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Says “Awaiting Orders” To Attack Israel Ahead Of Putin-Netanyahu Summit
Though by many accounts the situation in Syria’s south is stabilizing as the government is fast securing the border with Jordan after a major offensive against FSA, al-Qaeda, and ISIS factions in the region, the possibility for further clashes between Israel and Damascus remains high, as we previously warned here.

The death of climate change
These 8 words are the death of climate change: It violates the Equivalence Principle, therefore it’s wrong. At its very core, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) violated a key principle of physics. Therefore, all IPCC climate claims and models are wrong.

Ex-FBI Lawyer Lisa Page Will Defy Congressional Subpoena
If Page does eventually appear before Congress, she will likely be asked about her role in deciding not to press charges against Clinton for using a private email server to maintain classified documents. She would also likely face questions about her text exchanges with Strzok, with whom she was having an affair.

Syria: 35 killed, 15 injured in ISIS attack
The Khalid ibn al-Walid Army terror group killed 35 Syrian soldiers and injured an additional 15, Israel Hayom reported. The attack comes after a recent ceasefire agreement in southern Syria failed to include the Khalid ibn al-Walid Army. According to the Israel Hayom, the attack was a suicide terror attack and occurred in the town of Zaizun, less than 14 kilometers (9 miles) from the Israeli border.

‘Fortify Syrian border with an iron wall’
Knesset Speaker Edelstein calls for iron wall on Israel’s northern border, says Israel must prepare for events ahead of time.

Trump, NATO head Stoltenberg have testy exchange at summit
President Donald Trump on Wednesday had a testy exchange with the head of NATO when he asked about energy agreements between Russia and several European countries. Trump repeatedly pressed Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary general, on why the U.S. continued to pay money to the military alliance while countries continue to purchase energy from Moscow.

Pope Leads Christian Summit to Promote M.E. Peace
Francis also repeated his view that the “status quo” of the contested city of Jerusalem should be respected, and backed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

Israel Announces Plans to Film First Lunar Selfie
SpaceIL, an Israeli non-profit organization, announced on Tuesday that its unmanned probe will lift off before the end of 2018 and land on the moon on February 13. If successful, this will make Israel the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the lunar surface….

China pledges $15 million to Palestinians amid major push for Mideast influence
President Xi announces plan to give Arab states more than $23 billion for economic development, calls them ‘natural partners’ of China

ISIS is trying to make a comeback by creating chaos with assassinations — the same tactic it employed before it rose to power 5 years ago

ISIS remains a threat in the Middle East, and a new report from the Soufan Center warns it’s attempting to make a comeback by resorting to a tactic it employed back in 2013 when it was still known as Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) — the targeted assassinations of Iraqi security personnel.

China facial recognition tech company: Megvii, FacePlusPlus
A computer system that can track and identify any face anywhere may sound like science fiction, but, in China, two such companies are barreling ahead at making such technology an everyday reality.

Japan struggles to get help to victims of worst floods in decades
Japan struggled on Tuesday to restore utilities after its worst weather disaster in 36 years killed at least 155 people, with survivors facing health risks from broiling temperatures and a lack of water, while rescuers kept up a grim search for victims.

CRISPR Gene Editing Used on Mammals for the First Time
A controversial genetic editing tool could help in dealing with invasive species, but not at a rate that scientists are comfortable with yet.

END OF TIMES? Israel jolted by 25 small earthquakes in ‎less than a week ‎
A 3.4-magnitude quake shakes ‎northern Israel Saturday, ‎causing some panic but no injuries or ‎significant property damage • Geophysical Institute of Israel says 25 tremors were recorded near Sea of Galilee ‎area, likely triggered by a minor earthquake in Turkey.

Muslim Congress this week in Florida includes antisemitic, anti-gay, Holocaust denying speakers
No one should be surprised by this. Islamic Jew-hatred: it’s in the Quran. The death penalty for homosexuals is also well-attested in the hadith and Islamic law. So these Muslims are just being Muslims, living out their faith. The foolish American authorities who assumed that Islam was a religion of peace and that only “islamophobes” opposed the rapid influx of Muslim migrants into the U.S. are the one who are to blame. They are the ones who have made this Congress, and many others like it that are certain to come in the future, possible. They are the ones who should be held accountable at the ballot box and in the courtroom.

Iran admits that they will fight Israel from Lebanon, and 100,000 missiles are aimed directly at the Jewish State from its northern border
Senior Revolutionary Guard official explains the ‘problem’ of Israel’s existence, says Hezbollah has over 100,000 missiles ready for launch.

The American Exodus: The Masses Are Fleeing The Church, As The Percentage Of Young Adults With No Religious Affiliation Has Nearly Quadrupled Since 1986
With each passing year, the percentage of Americans that claim no religious affiliation is growing, and this trend is especially pronounced among our young people.

Iranian General Calls On Young Muslims to Unites and Wage Jihad Against Israelis and Americans
Hossein Salami, the vice commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, recently gave a speech full of threats aimed directly at Israel, referring to the Palestinians as Iran’s main tool against their true enemy: the United States.

Middle East’s Christians are Dwindling Despite Deep Roots
Christians have been rooted in the Middle East as minority communities since the birth of the religion, but their numbers are dwindling amid conflict and jihadist attacks.

Gasp! Is science leaning toward creation of man?
..Contrary to the dogma of modern theory (aka: best guess), evolutionists are currently backpedalling, scrambling and/or generally doing a classic hair-pull nutter at the latest scientific discovery that explodes the assumption that mankind is a billion years old.

Pope Francis Calls on Migrants to Flood the US: ‘Forget National Security’
Head of Catholic Church says migrant’s needs are ‘more important’ than security concerns

The Unmasking Antifa Bill Introduced by Congress Puts Antifa in Same Category with Their Democrat Cousins in the KKK
The Unmasking Antifa bill was introduced by the House Judiciary Committee today as an amendment to the the Civil Rights law that carries a 15-year prison sentence. The law puts Antifa into the same category as their Democrat cousins in the KKK.

Muslim Democrat running for Congress calls Israel “apartheid state” and blames it for “evil doings” in Gaza 
It isn’t surprising that Ilhan Omar would think this way. She is a hijab-wearing, devout Muslim, and Islamic Jew-hatred is in the Quran. What is shameful about this is that her views are mainstream in the Democrat Party today. She should never have been chosen as a candidate for Congress with hateful views of this kind, but this is the way the Democrat leadership, and the Democrat base, thinks. They want candidates like Ilhan Omar.


Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“But if we are to be told by a foreign power … what we shall do, and what we shall not do, we have independence yet to seek, and have contended hitherto for very little.” —George Washington (1796)

In Today’s Edition

  • Trump’s NATO focus is on balancing the economic playing field.
  • A political science professor supports “breaking some norms” by expanding SCOTUS.
  • Absent corrective action, Social Security and Medicaid will hurt our economic future.
  • Headlines touting extreme temperatures aren’t telling the whole story.
  • SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh is widely respected. He’s the right man for the job.
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

Trump Takes on NATO

His focus is more about balancing the economic playing field rather than securing military alliances.

The Left’s ‘Grand’ Idea: Expand SCOTUS

Political science professor David Faris surmises that “saving the court’s legitimacy requires breaking some norms.”

Social Security, Medicaid Rapidly Nearing Collapse

Several recent reports combine to paint a frightening picture for America’s economic future if corrective action is not taken swiftly.

About the Globe’s ‘Extreme’ Heat…

Yes, record heat is occurring. But when it comes to global warming rhetoric, perspective is awfully refreshing.

Video: High Praise for Brett Kavanaugh

The Supreme Court nominee is widely respected. He’s the right man for the job.

Wednesday Short Cuts

Chuck Schumer absurdly claims President Trump picked Brett Kavanaugh to “be a barrier” in the Robert Mueller investigation.

Wednesday Top Headlines

NATO summit begins, Trump sparks massive federal reform, more countries hit with visa sanctions, new tariffs on China, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Walter E. Williams
Shooting Ourselves in the Foot
Marc A. Thiessen
Vulnerable Democrats Should Hope for GOP Unity on Kavanaugh
Tony Perkins
Military Vets of Another War: On Gender
Star Parker
Abortion and the Constitution
John Stossel
Dads Needed

Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon

ApostasyWatch Daily News

Dennis E. Johnson – 5 Things You Need to Believe About Jesus’ 2nd Coming

Rodney Howard-Browne Saved America By Issuing A ‘Restraining Order’ To The Antichrist

Why Richard Foster’s “School of Contemplative Prayer” Should Be Avoided

“Lifeway Women” Promote Hillsong Prophetess, Christine Caine

Group of Christians Crash Pride Parade with a Message that Surprised LGBT Community

RCC – Italian bishop says he’s ready to “turn all the churches into mosques” to aid the cause of mass Muslim migration

Parents Denied Right to See Pro-LGBT Videos Forced on Their Children

Planned Parenthood Refuses to Say How Much It Made From Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies


Headlines – 7/11/2018

Trump taps Obama Mideast peace envoy for top State Department post ahead of expected rollout of Israeli-Palestinian peace plan

Hamas ‘ready’ for reconciliation with Palestinian Authority

Israel Expected to Allocate $1.4b to Meet Earthquake, Hezbollah Threats

For second time in 2 months, IDF intercepts Gaza blockade-running boat

Angry over closure of Kerem Shalom crossing, Hamas informs Gazan merchants it would stop fruit imports from Israel

Nearly 40 Jewish groups in Germany call on government to confront anti-Semitism

Germany increases funding for Holocaust survivors by $88 million

There Are Fears of New Conflicts at One of Israel’s Quietest Borders

Netanyahu slated to meet Putin amid friction over Iranian foothold in Syria

Netanyahu to Visiting Russian Officials: Israel Will Not Tolerate Iranian Military Presence in Syria

Netanyahu meets top Russian envoys ahead of summit with Putin

India’s Iranian oil imports in June fall 15.9% as sanctions

Iran Vows to Sell as Much Oil as It Can Despite U.S. Sanctions

‘Iran’s Actions Will Have a High Cost,’ Pompeo Says in UAE Visit

Liberman: Pro-Iranian forces setting up ‘terror infrastructure’ in Syrian Golan

Pompeo: Russia’s attack on Syria a violation of our agreement

South Syria suicide car bomb claimed by ISIS kills 8

Suicide bomber kills 12 at anti-Taliban party rally in Pakistan

Egypt says security forces kill 11 militants in Sinai

South Sudan atrocities may constitute war crimes, UN says

UN aid chief says “clear evidence of humanitarian need” in N. Korea

Trump launches tirade at NATO summit: ‘Germany is totally controlled by Russia’

$152,237,500,000: Merchandise Trade Deficit With China Hit Record Through May

U.S. says to slap tariffs on extra $200 billion of Chinese imports

China vows retaliation for latest US tariff threat

DNA tests, criminal charges complicate effort to reunite illegal immigrant families

Trump blasts migrants as courts reject detention policies

Battle over Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh kicks off

U.S. Is Set to Become World’s Top Oil Producer, Government Says

7 Reactions From Christian Leaders to Trump’s Nominee Brett Kavanaugh for US Supreme Court

Israeli spacecraft aims for historic moon landing within months

Russian Cargo Ship Sets New Record for Fastest Trip to Space Station

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits the Southwest Indian Ridge

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Waiouru, New Zealand

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits the Southwest Indian Ridge

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits the Southwest Indian Ridge

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Panguna, Papua New Guinea

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits north of Ascension Island

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Southwest Indian Ridge

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near San Francisco, Philippines

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Tilamuta, Indonesia

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 18,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 17,000ft

Karymsky volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 17,000ft

Agung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 15,000ft

Negra, Sierra volcano in Galapagos erupts to 12,000ft

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

Hurricane Chris forms as Category 1 storm in the Atlantic near the Carolina coast

Typhoon Maria barrels into China after hitting Taiwan

Japan struggles to get help to victims of worst floods in decades

Rescuers in flood-hit Japan search for the missing as death toll tops 150

Estimated 70 Deaths Linked To Canada’s Heat Wave

Wall of dust, powerful monsoon storms slam Phoenix area

Trump replacement for Obama climate plan moves forward

Australian experiment wipes out over 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes

Nurse poisoned at least 20 ailing patients so they would die during someone else’s watch

World Cup Protesters Create ‘Hidden’ Rainbow Flag In Support Of LGBTQ Rights

Another Jesus, Another Spirit, Another Gospel

Posted: 11 Jul 2018 06:57 AM PDT

Another Jesus, Another Spirit, Another GospelIn this message, we will show you why the Apostle Paul warned the Church to be on guard for the rise of another Jesus, another Spirit and another Gospel that would not only infiltrate the Body of Christ but would be welcomed with open arms and tolerated. Are we seeing this happening today? What are the characteristics of this?

‘I Don’t Believe In Luck’: Arkansas Farmer Describes ‘Miracle’ That Saved Him From Horrific Tractor Accident

Posted: 11 Jul 2018 06:52 AM PDT

‘I Don’t Believe In Luck’: Arkansas Farmer Describes ‘Miracle’ That Saved Him From Horrific Tractor AccidentEldon Cooper is a walking miracle and a testament to the power of God.  This past February, he was checking on his pond on his Arkansas property when his John Deere tractor went under water, trapping him underneath. “People have said I was really lucky; that I should buy lottery tickets,” he told AG Daily. “Let me tell you, this was not luck.”

Cooper believes with all his heart that his survival was due to divine intervention.  “It was all God, it wasn’t anything I did,” he explained. “I couldn’t have saved myself, and they almost left me. They almost left me and was going to come back the next day.” Ever since the incident, Cooper has made it his mission to tell everyone about his survival, including various church groups and organizations. He refers to February 28, 2018, as “God’s Miracle.” READ MORE

Man with 500-Year Prison Sentence on a Mission to Bring ‘Dead Things Back to Life’

Posted: 11 Jul 2018 06:05 AM PDT

Man with 500-Year Prison Sentence on a Mission to Bring ‘Dead Things Back to Life’“I believe in the law. I promote the law. I stand with the law,” explained Newsom, who is also an ordained minister through Christ for the Nations. “On the other hand, there’s a place for mercy built into our law.” State officials have embraced a similar focus on rehabilitation, which has helped to make the Lone Star State a leader in prison reform. Since 2011, its crime rate has fallen and fewer Texans are behind bars (down from 156,000 in 2011 to 146,000). Texas is now on track to closing its eighth prison

facility in six years by the end of September 2017, four of which shuttered this year saving the state a projected $49.5 million.  Yet when Ron Adkins appeared before Judge Newsom in 1997, he found no such mercy. Texas is a “three strikes” law state, which aims to keep repeat offenders locked up for life. As a serial offender during an era of “tough on crime” sentencing guidelines, the jury hammered him with a whopping 495-year sentence for a string of home burglaries: 99 years for each of the five counts on which he was charged. CONTINUE

Baby killed and dozens hurt after tornado strikes North Dakota city

Posted: 11 Jul 2018 05:57 AM PDT

Baby killed and dozens hurt after tornado strikes North Dakota cityA newborn baby was killed and more than two dozen people were injured when a tornado whipped through a North Dakota oil patch city overnight, overturning recreational vehicles and demolishing more than 100 structures, officials said Tuesday. The storm moved through Watford City, in the northwestern part of the state, shortly after midnight, hitting an RV park the hardest, according to sheriff’s officials.

About 20 of the reported 28 injured were staying at the Prairie View RV Park where high winds overturned some campers and damaged mobile homes. The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release late Tuesday that a 1-week-old boy died from injuries sustained when the family’s trailer home flipped in the storm. The child’s name was not immediately released. CONTINUE

Smart technology sees through walls to track and identify people

Posted: 11 Jul 2018 05:49 AM PDT

Smart technology sees through walls to track and identify peopleA group of researchers and students at MIT have developed an intelligent radar-like technology that makes it possible to see through walls to track people as they move around, a development that could prove useful for monitoring the elderly or sick as well as for other applications — but that also raises privacy concerns.

Tests show that the technology, known as RF-Pose, can reveal whether someone is walking, sitting, standing or even waving — and can identify individuals from a known group with a success rate of 83 percent. Its developers say it could prove useful for law enforcement, search and rescue, and — perhaps most important — health care. CONTINUE

STD ‘stealth’ bug which makes infertile spreading rapidly…

Posted: 11 Jul 2018 05:44 AM PDT

STD ‘stealth’ bug which makes infertile spreading rapidly…A warning has been issued about a dangerous sexually transmitted infection which is spreading rapidly. The mycoplasma genitalium bug, known as MG, makes women infertile. One in every 100 British adults aged 18 to 44 are already thought to be infected with the bug. Experts are warning that this figure is set to double within 10 years as it becomes untreatable. A total of 3,000 women a year could lose the ability to have children, the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) said. BASHH has published

the first official guidelines on the management of MG on Wednesday. Paddy Horner, of BASHH, told Daily Mail: “MG has the potential to become a superbug within a decade, resistant to standard antibiotics. “The greatest consequence of this is for the women who present with pelvic inflammatory disease caused by MG, which would be very hard to treat, putting them at increased risk of infertility.” READ MORE

New road signs can detect mobile phones are being used in vehicles

Posted: 11 Jul 2018 05:37 AM PDT

New road signs can detect mobile phones are being used in vehiclesRoad signs that know when a mobile phone is being used in a moving vehicle are being installed in Norfolk, in a bid to tackle usage behind the wheel. The system, which can tell the difference between active phone calls and other activities based on the strength of a signal and how long it lasts, flashes up a red warning signal to drivers when it detects a call. The technology cannot yet log number plates or be used to help catch offending drivers, but it is hoped it will act as a deterrent.

Holding a phone while driving was outlawed in the UK in 2003 but 23% of people admitted to taking a call in last year’s RAC Report on Motoring. Inspector Jonathan Chapman from Norfolk Roads Policing said: “This scheme is a good example of how we can work with local authorities to make using a mobile phone whilst driving as socially unacceptable as drink or drug-driving. READ MORE

60 Churches Bombed or Burned in Burma, Facing Genocide

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 01:45 PM PDT

60 Churches Bombed or Burned in Burma, Facing GenocideMembers of the interfaith tolerance group gathered in Washington, DC on Tuesday to detail the plight of the Rohingya, and to warn that the Kachin also face potential ethnic cleansing.  Roberts said he was alarmed to learn that the same Burmese military units that have burned villages, and have raped and killed Rohingya ethnics in Rakhine State, are now on patrol in the Kachin State. “When you radicalize

and you create such violence among soldiers that have been raping and murdering, you just don’t turn that switch off,” he said.  He said military units have bombed or burned at least 60 churches in the past 18-months. Last October, Roberts joined Rabbi David Saperstein on a trip to assess the plight of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. CONTINUE

Radical Hindu Mob Beats 150 Christians During Prayers; 20 Seriously Injured, Limbs Broken

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 01:29 PM PDT

Radical Hindu Mob Beats 150 Christians During Prayers; 20 Seriously Injured, Limbs BrokenA radical Hindu mob of some 35 people attacked a group of 150 Christians last week that had gathered together for prayer in the Pratapgarh District of India’s Uttar Pradesh State, seriously injuring 20 of them.  International Christian Concern, which reports on violence believers face around the world, said that the assault happened on July 2 during a prayer meeting. Ram Kumar Gautam, a 42-year-old Christian,

who has been leading the prayer meetings in Raikashipur village for over five years, said that the Hindu radicals arrived in vehicles last week. The attackers stormed the meeting hall and began beating people with wooden lathies and sticks, also firing a gun five times in the air in order to frighten the believers. “I didn’t sleep or eat properly for nearly a week now,” Gautam told ICC, adding that besides the injured Christians, 10 motorcycles and other property were damaged. READ MORE

Pastor Found Guilty of Pocketing Millions in Largest Known Computer Hacking, Securities Fraud Scheme

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 01:25 PM PDT

Pastor Found Guilty of Pocketing Millions in Largest Known Computer Hacking, Securities Fraud SchemeIn the summer of 2015, 53-year-old Vitaly Korchevsky, pastor of the Slavic Evangelical Baptist Church in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania, insisted to his congregants that his heart was “clean before the Lord” after he was arrested for his alleged involvement in what the FBI called the largest known computer hacking and securities fraud scheme.  On Friday, however, Korchevsky, a former Morgan Stanley vice president, was

convicted of profiting at least $14 million from 2011 to 2015 by trading securities on information he got from earnings reports and other market-moving announcements stolen by Ukrainian hackers before they were released publicly, Bloomberg reported. Korchevsky and his co-defendant in the international scam, Vladislav Khalupsky, were found guilty of all counts related to the scheme, including conspiracy to commit wire fraud, computer intrusion and money laundering and two securities fraud charges. CONTINUE

Exorcism performed on train as ‘possessed’ woman screams ‘devil’ in front commuters…

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 01:21 PM PDT

Exorcism performed on train as ‘possessed’ woman screams ‘devil’ in front commuters…A well-dressed man performed an ‘exorcism’ on a busy train as a woman screamed ‘devil’ in front of shocked commuters.  Footage of the bizarre incident was captured by a fellow passenger traveling on the underground in Mexico City.

The video, which has been seen more than a million times, was posted with the title: “When you find yourself in the middle of an exorcism on the metro.” It shows a man in a suit apparently praying in the name of “Jesus Christ” to free the allegedly possessed woman in front of him. CONTINUE

When is Revival Needed?

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 01:07 PM PDT

When is Revival Needed?In this message, we will present a self-examination assessment to determine whether or not we need a personal or corporate revival today! We will show you the conditions of the Eighteenth Century prior to the Great Awakenings and show you how are fitting the same conditions today!


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July 9, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s request to allow long-term detention of illegal immigrant children, a legal setback for President Donald Trump’s push to detain immigrant families taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border.

It may soon become difficult to determine who sits in the hotter seat: U.S. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh or Senate Democrats from conservative states who must decide whether they are jeopardizing their political careers by opposing him.

The U.S. government is struggling to reunite immigrant families it separated at the border with Mexico and only about half the children under age 5 will be back with their parents by a court-ordered deadline of Tuesday, a government attorney told a judge on Monday.

India’s top court on Tuesday began hearing arguments challenging a colonial-era law banning homosexuality, and activists said they were optimistic it would be overturned it despite opposition from some ruling lawmakers.

Macedonia is formally expected this week to be invited by NATO to join the alliance – though it will become a member only if it adopts a new name that has been agreed in principle with NATO- member Greece but has yet to be endorsed by Macedonia’s people.

All 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks deep inside a flooded Thai cave have been rescued, a Thai navy SEAL unit said on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission that gripped the world.

Pakistan’s army said on Tuesday it will deploy about 371,000 troops to ensure a “fair and free” election on July 25, denying it was rigging the poll to tip the scales in favor of former cricketer Imran Khan.

Japan struggled on Tuesday to restore utilities after its worst weather disaster in 36 years killed at least 155 people, with survivors facing health risks from broiling temperatures and a lack of water, while rescuers kept up a grim search for victims.

China’s commerce ministry said on Tuesday it is raising “anti-dumping tariff rates” for some optical fiber products originating from the United States, effective on Wednesday, July 11.

Iran’s vice president acknowledged on Tuesday that U.S. sanctions would hurt the economy, but promised to “sell as much oil as we can” and protect banking.

AP Top Stories

An elusive monster saltwater crocodile weighing 1,328 pounds has finally been caught after an eight-year hunt in Australia, officials said on Tuesday. The 15.4-foot beast was found in a trap downstream from the northern outback town of Katherine after first being spotted in 2010.

Britain must be prepared to fight a future insurgency unless Isil is wiped out in Syria, the Defence Secretary has warned.

Israel imposed sanctions on the Gaza Strip and its dominant Hamas Islamists on Monday in retaliation for attacks by Palestinians using burning kites and helium balloons carrying blazing rags.

China will provide Arab states with $20 billion in loans for economic development, President Xi Jinping told top Arab officials Tuesday, as Beijing seeks to build its influence in the Middle East and Africa.

Syrian archaeologists have begun work restoring artefacts damaged by Isil during the time the jihadist group controlled the ancient city of Palmyra.

The celebrations for Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary aren’t happening in the U.S. only. The entire world is showing the brand some love. This past weekend, the party was in Prague, Czech Republic, and Harlistas from all over the world attended.

Tesla Inc. has reached a preliminary agreement with the Shanghai government to build a factory that’ll rival production from its lone U.S. assembly plant, as Elon Musk takes his biggest step yet to expand overseas. Construction will begin soon, after securing needed permits, and it will produce 500,000 electric vehicles a year for Chinese consumers in two to three years.

BBC

An Israeli non-profit organization has announced plans to send the first privately-funded unmanned spacecraft to the Moon later this year. SpaceIL said the probe would be launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in December on a Falcon 9 rocket built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.

A commercial ship flying the Italian flag, and carrying dozens of rescued migrants, was refused permission to dock at Italian ports. After being turned away from Italian ports, it handed the migrants over to the Italian coastguard.

Sunday was the deadliest day in Nicaragua since a wave of anti-government protests started in April, a local human rights group said. According to the Nicaraguan Centre for Human Rights (Cenidh), 38 people were killed during clashes in three areas.

Nigeria’s armed forces have released 183 children, 175 boys and eight girls, who were being held on suspicion of having ties to militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

WND

As Iran faces ongoing protests from a growing movement aiming to bring down the mullah-led regime, its top general is threatening to send an “Islamic army” across the border into Israel from Syria to wipe out the “evil Zionist regime.”

Voters in Oregon likely will have the opportunity to repeal the state’s three-decade-old sanctuary law, which prohibits the use of state and local resources to enforce federal law governing illegal entry.

Medical errors contribute to an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 deaths per year, according to the Institute of Medicine. Burnout — defined as emotional exhaustion or depersonalization — occurs in more than half of doctors, according to the study.


News – 7/10/2018

Scientist: Creation of Earth Calibrated to Mount Moriah

The scientist who mathematically proved prophecy, claims his formula has cosmic implications, showing that the creation of the world was calibrated according to the location of Jerusalem and the return of the Jews to Israel. According to the scientist, Saul Kullook, his discovery is indisputable proof of the existence of the God of Israel. “This is not a theory,” Kullook explained to Breaking Israel News. “It was there, waiting to be seen. I just worked out the mathematical proof.”

Temple Mount Activist: We Are Writing the 25th Book of the Bible This Year

Last year set a record for the number of Jews ascending to the Temple Mount but this week, with two months still left until the Jewish new year, that record was broken. This rising interest in Judaism’s holiest site is hopefully paving the way for the Third Temple and one activist notes that current events may one day be written down as an addendum to the Bible. “The police and government are being more supportive of Jews going up but that would be meaningless if it weren’t for a spiritual awakening among the Jews,” he said.

Assad, aided by Russia, poised to snuff out ‘cradle’ of revolt

Bashar al-Assad is poised to snuff out the Syrian rebellion in the place it first began more than seven years ago, as rebels in Deraa city enter talks with his Russian allies on withdrawing or accepting a return of state authority.

Archaeologists uncover gate to biblical city of Zer

Archaeologists have uncovered the entrance gate to the biblical city of Zer during excavations carried out in the Golan Heights over the past two weeks, the Golan Regional Council said Sunday. “There are not many gates in this country from this period. Bethsaida was the name of the city during the Second Temple period, but during the First Temple period it was the city of Zer,” Arav said, pointing to Joshua 19:35, which says: “The fortified towns were Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Kinnereth.”

100 DAYS OF SPOTLESSNESS

As of today, the sun has been without sunspots for 100 days in 2018. If current trends continue, 2018 will end with a 10-year low in sunspot counts. This is a sign that Solar Minimum is approaching–even more rapidly than forecasters expected. What does this mean for us on Earth? Ironically, low solar activity boosts cosmic rays.

NBC’s Chuck Todd: Kavanaugh Is ‘Very Confirmable’

NBC news host Chuck Todd called President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court “very confirmable” on Monday night after the president made the announcement.

US Navy says will protect commerce in face of Iran oil threat

After IRGC warning they would block oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz if US tries to cut Tehran’s exports, US military’s Central Command says ‘we stand ready to ensure the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce wherever international law allows.’

Bombshell: Hunt for Seth Rich’s murderer turns up ‘witness’

Jack Burkman, a Washington-based lawyer and lobbyist, told the Gateway Pundit blog: “We believe that we have reached the beginning of the end of the Seth Rich murder investigation. After two long hard years of work, we have a witness who is prepared to identify the two killers of Seth Rich.” Burkman told the blog in an exclusive interview on Sunday that one of the culprits identified by the witness is an agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration and the other is an agent for the ATF, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Israel closes main Gaza goods crossing in response to arson attacks

Israel has shut the main cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip in retaliation for arson attacks by Palestinians and attempts to infiltrate its territory. Only “humanitarian equipment”, including food and medicine, will now be allowed through Kerem Shalom. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to use a “heavy hand” against the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which dominates Gaza.

Watchdog group: United Nations ignores antisemitism, de-Judaizes Holocaust

The United Nations has failed to seriously combat antisemitism and in some cases has de-Judaized the Holocaust, a Geneva watchdog group said on Monday. UN Watch made the accusation in a report it presented at a special event at the Knesset. Israel has long argued that the UN’s treatment of it is tantamount to antisemitism because of the body’s long record of excessively condemning Israeli actions above and beyond those of other nations.

Theresa May’s new-look cabinet meets amid Brexit turmoil

Theresa May’s new-look cabinet has met for the first time after a string of resignations over her Brexit strategy left her government in crisis. Mrs May was forced to carry out a reshuffle of her top team after Boris Johnson and David Davis both quit. The prime minister has warned the Tory party it must unite or face the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn in power.

Nicaragua unrest: Bishop’s anger as people die in clashes

A Nicaraguan bishop has accused the government of using extreme violence after 14 people were reportedly killed over the weekend. Rolando Alvarez, bishop of Matagalpa, said an operation to clear protesters’ road blocks had been carried out “at the price of blood and death”. Protesters and pro-government forces are reported to be among those who lost their lives on Sunday.

Brett Kavanaugh picked for Supreme Court by President Trump

US President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, setting the stage for a bruising confirmation battle. In a primetime announcement at the White House, Mr Trump praised his pick as a “brilliant jurist”. The nominee, a District of Columbia appeals court judge, is a former adviser to ex-President George W Bush.

Merchandise Trade Deficit With China Hit Record Through May

The U.S. merchandise trade deficit with China set a record through May, hitting $152,237,500,000 for the first five months of 2018, according to data released Friday by the Census Bureau. From January through May, the Census Bureau reports, the United States exported $52,902,300,000 in goods to China while importing $205,139,800,000 in good from China.

Backlash building to cashless movement

…Surfside, a popular 24-hour Mexican eatery, doesn’t take cash. No cash means no register for robbers to empty out, no bills for workers to slip into their pockets and no change counting holding up lines. The global cashless movement has reached Washington, where a growing number of fast-casual and other establishments are saying no to greenbacks in favor of plastic and mobile payments.

Eleventh person rescued from Thai cave on third day of operation

An eleventh person was rescued on Tuesday from a flooded Thai cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped for more than two weeks, raising hopes all 13 would be out by the end of the day. A Reuters witness saw three people being carried out of the Tham Luang cave on stretchers separately on Tuesday, the third day of the rescue operation.

Switzerland launches WTO action over U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs

Switzerland has launched a complaint at the World Trade Organization against U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, it said on Tuesday, the eighth WTO member to start such a challenge. “From Switzerland’s point of view, the additional duties, which according to the U.S. have been introduced to protect national security, are unjustified,” the statement from the Swiss economy ministry said in a statement.

‘Family Friendly’ Netflix Airs ‘Salute To Abortion’ Show As Host Michelle Wolf Declares ‘God Bless Abortions!’

On her weekly Netflix program, “The Break with Michelle Wolf,” Wolf used Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announced retirement to tout abortion rights and demean pro-life Americans. Wolf closed by marching out on stage in a majorette’s costume, accompanied by a drum corps, and a huge banner reading, “The Break’s 10th Annual Salute to Abortion.”

Blood moon to bring longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century, with Mars to appear unusually bright

Seen as a sign of impending doom by some, to others it is simply an excellent photo opportunity. The longest lunar eclipse of the century will take place this month – and it will turn the moon blood red.

Galilee struck by new earthquakes, rattling northern Israel

Two minor earthquakes were felt in northern Israel on Sunday night, bringing the number of minor temblors to jangle the region to four for the day.

“We’ve never experienced this kind of rain before”: Death toll climbs in Japan floods
People prepared for risky search and cleanup efforts in southwestern Japan on Monday, where several days of heavy rainfall had set off flooding and landslides in a widespread area. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters at least 103 people have died or are presumed dead, and 80 people were unaccounted for, many of them in the hardest-hit Hiroshima area.

SICK! Yahoo Paints Catholic Judge Amy Barrett as Christian Cultist… Because She is Devout Catholic

There are several leading thinkers in the United States today who believe Satan has taken hold of the Democrat Party. This doesn’t help.

San Francisco’s crisis looks like New York’s future

“A major medical association is pulling its annual convention out of the city — saying its members no longer feel safe,” reports the San Francisco Chronicle. It’s a loss of approximately $40 million for the city and a warning to other cities with similar policies, like New York: You could be next.

Nearly 30 Shot, Four Fatally, over Weekend in Gun-Controlled Chicago
Four people were killed and another 24 wounded by gunfire in gun-controlled Chicago over the weekend.

Corrupt FBI And DOJ Not Only Caught Redacting Their Criminal Acts – They’re Now Caught Creating Fraudulent Documents

Over the past few years the DOJ and FBI redacted documents in the name of national security but their real reason was later uncovered as an effort to hide their crimes.

Planned Parenthood Dares Make Demands About Supreme Court Pick

Planned Parenthood isn’t particularly known for its close relationship with the Republican Party, something I think most Republicans are comfortable with. After all, they currently control both houses of Congress and the White House in spite of a constant fusillade of hyperbolic attacks from America’s foremost industrial abortion supplier.

UK Gears Up For War With Russia Amid Poisoning & Death Of British Citizen

The UK is calling for Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s blood following the death of British citizen, Dawn Sturgess, who died as a result of being exposed to a Novichok poison in Salisbury UK, last week.

Top Bishop: Doctors Should Let Patients Die To ‘Save Money’

Bishop of Kensington, the Right Rev Graham Tomlin says saving lives is a waste of money

Mexico’s new far-left President will collapse the country into third world status, creating an even worse border crisis for America

AMLO, by comparison, is a Leftist. He supports open borders or, at least, open between his country and ours. He has said Mexico “will defend, without conditions, the right of our citizens to earn a living anywhere in the world” — seen as a direct challenge to Trump’s anti-immigration policies.

Pope Francis Orders White Women To ‘Breed’ With Muslims

Pope Francis has compared Jesus Christ to the leader of an Islamic terrorist death cult and suggested Christian missionaries have a lot in common with members of ISIS, during a wide-ranging and shocking interview in which he also openly promoted socialism and ordered European women to “breed” with Muslim migrants in order to counter “declining birth rates.”

Rouhani Claims Iran Has Wonderful Relations With World’s Jews

Iran President Hassan Rouhani, in what must go down in history as one of the most disingenuous moments of all time, said his country has always maintained great relations with the Jews of the world.

Jimmy Carter: Jesus Would ‘Approve’ of Gay Marriage, Some Abortions 

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Sunday that Jesus would approve of gay marriage and certain abortions in an interview with HuffPost Live.


Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“Judges, therefore, should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon any man, or body of men.” —John Adams (1776)

In Today’s Edition

  • Trump prudently nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court — but Democrats will resist.
  • Trump’s colorblind policies are proving to be a welcome remedy for minorities.
  • What is the calculation behind the burgeoning trade wars?
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

Trump’s SCOTUS Nomination Provides Little Resistance Ammo

Democrats find themselves in a bind in opposing the least controversial of the four candidates Trump was considering.

Trump’s Colorblind Economy

Trump’s policies are proving to be a cure for victimitis. No wonder the Left is full-bore scared.

Trump’s Real Tariff Strategy

Trump may be calculating that the U.S. can absorb a mild hit if it means getting our trading partners to change their ways.

Tuesday Short Cuts

“Hysteria over Kavanaugh is strictly political. … He is controversial only because he will faithfully apply the law.” —Andrew C. McCarthy

Tuesday Top Headlines

Brett M. Kavanaugh for SCOTUS, anti-Trumper Lisa Page subpoenaed, judge rejects changes to family detention, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Dennis Prager

Explaining American Leftists: Part I

Stephen Moore

Trump’s Zero-Tariff Solution

Cal Thomas

Is Europe Awakening to the Threat?

Rich Lowry

Don’t Cry for Angela Merkel

Gary Bauer

All About Abortion


Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon

ApostasyWatch Daily News

Mike Ratliff – Doing the works Jesus has given us to do

Todd Bentley Sees “Financial Angel” in Yoga Pants and Golden Slippers

Gay ‘Christian’ Journalist, Jonathan Merritt, Leaves RNS Amidst Contract Dispute

Southern Baptist Pastor Resigns Amid Accusations He Sexually Molested Teenage Girls

Pastor Found Guilty of Pocketing Millions in Largest Known Computer Hacking, Securities Fraud Scheme

Man Distraught Over Divorce Tries Pulling Gun at Pulpit; Church Members Take Him Down

Jimmy Carter says ‘Jesus would approve of gay marriage’ but not abortions

UK to ban ‘abhorrent’ practice of treating unwanted homosexual attraction


Headlines – 7/10/2018

China pledges $15 million to Palestinians amid major push for Mideast influence

Israel shuts Gaza crossings to pressure Hamas over fire kites, border violence

Hamas: Kerem Shalom closure a crime against humanity

33 fires break out in Gaza border region due to incendiary balloons

Al Quds channel director criticizes Israel’s decision to declare it as terrorist organization

More countries following Trump in moving Israel embassy to Jerusalem

Energean seen exporting Israeli gas to Cyprus

Record 2.1 million tourists visit Israel in first half of 2018

Muslim Candidate for Congress Calls Israel ‘Apartheid Regime’

Watchdog group: United Nations ignores antisemitism, de-Judaizes Holocaust

Israel presents red lines on Saudi nuclear aspirations

Iran’s Two-Front Strategy – With simmering conflicts on the Golan and in Gaza, Tehran looks to strip Israel of its strategic advantages

Iranian official: We will fight the enemy from Lebanon

Europe, China, Russia to meet Iran on Friday in Vienna

Destroying Iran deal would have unforeseeable consequences, China’s Li warns

Iran dealt new set back with Austrian Airlines cancelling flights

Iranian Hackers Tried to Impersonate Israeli Cyber-security Company

Protests over water shortages get revived in Iran

Israel Prepares for Syria to Win Back Border but Plans ‘Harsh Response’ If Forces Enter Golan Heights

Syria’s Assad says rebuilding is ‘top priority’

Syrian Muslim Brotherhood revives amid ongoing civil war, lashes out at the U.S. and Israel

ISIS is trying to make a comeback by creating chaos with assassinations – the same tactic it employed before it rose to power 5 years ago

ISIS is putting up a stronger fight than the US anticipated, and that could complicate Trump’s plans

Erdogan sworn in with new powers, promises a ‘strong Turkey’

Erdogan takes on new powers, names son-in-law finance chief

Pompeo, in surprise visit to Afghanistan, urges Taliban peace talks

What now? Pompeo exits North Korea emptyhanded, leaving US with three options — all of them bad

Trump says he’s still confident Kim will denuclearize

Trump Saves U.S. $14 Million By Canceling Korea War Games. That’s How Much We Spend Every Day Fighting ISIS

Lindsey Graham: China Sabotaging North Korea Nuclear Talks Over Tariff Trade War

Kremlin: Moscow ‘deeply concerned’ about UK nerve agent death

PM May: Britain will not put Brexit deal to a new referendum

British foreign secretary quits in protest over May’s Brexit plan

Jeremy Hunt replaces Boris Johnson amid Brexit turmoil

UK Government On Verge Of Collapse Days Before Trump’s Visit

Trump scolds NATO members days ahead of summit

Donald Trump Told Angela Merkel, ‘You Owe Me $1 Trillion’ in Their First Meeting: Report

Transatlantic Ties Hang in the Balance as Trump Comes to Europe

Trade War With China Heats Up, But Tariff Effects Are Already Rippling Across U.S.

Trump picks conservative Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Protests Already Planned For Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

Kavanaugh nod touches off Supreme Court confirmation battle; Dems warn of ‘deaths of countless women’

Pelosi vows to ‘avenge President Obama’ in Supreme Court fight

New York Gov. Cuomo signs reproductive rights executive order ahead of Trump’s Supreme Court pick

The Stories We’re Missing When We Focus On Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Inside the creepy and impressive startup funded by the Chinese government that is developing AI that can recognize anyone, anywhere

Scientists Create First-Ever AI Made From DNA In A Test Tube

YouTube is cracking down on ‘fake news’ with new text previews

With Regulators Wary, Facebook Is Poring Over Its Prize Asset: Your Face

Fireball flies across Midwest skies Sunday, leaves ‘brilliant green light’

A Sign of the End Times? Another Blood Moon Appears in July

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Talkeetna, Alaska

Spate of Earthquakes Leaves Tiberias Feeling Vulnerable

Estimate: 80,000 buildings in danger of collapsing in face of earthquake

Emergency meeting to be held on earthquake preparedness in Israel

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 29,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 20,000ft

Agung volcano in Indonesia eruts to 15,0000ft

Negra, Sierra volcano in Galapagos erupts to 12,000ft

Super Typhoon Maria Spurs Heavy Rain, Wind Warnings for Taiwan

Super Typhoon Maria Huge Danger for Eastern China

Tropical trouble: Beryl’s remnants threaten Puerto Rico, as Chris spins near Carolinas

Power outages, flooding hits Puerto Rico, USVI amid storms

U.S. Virgin Islands Have Been Struggling With Job Losses Since Hurricanes

Death toll in Japan rains rises to 122, as hope for survivors fades

Japan battles shortage of necessities for survivors of worst flood in decades

Record Temperature Readings Throughout Los Angeles Caused By ‘Faulty Weather Stations,’ Meteorologist Says

UN: 1 in 4 children live in country of conflict or disaster

More than 200 hit by parasite from Del Monte vegetables; symptoms can include ‘explosive’ bowel movements

‘No Jab, No Pay’. In Australia, no excuse accepted for unvaccinated kids

Samoa pulls MMR vaccine after two babies die

An Experimental HIV Vaccine Has Been Trialled in Humans With Promising Results

Is the end nigh?: new blood tests can reveal your life expectancy

CRISPR Gene Editing Used on Mammals for the First Time

Netflix Airs ‘Salute to Abortion;’ Host Declares: ‘God Bless Abortions!’

Jimmy Carter: ‘I believe that Jesus would approve of gay marriage,’ some abortions

Feminists Clash with Transgenders at London Pride Parade

Pastor Found Guilty of Pocketing Millions in Largest Known Computer Hacking, Securities Fraud Scheme

New river of lava emerges in Hawaii as fissure flow becomes unpredictable

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 05:40 AM PDT

New river of lava emerges in Hawaii as fissure flow becomes unpredictableA river of lava is spreading across Hawaii’s Big Island as the flow from fissure 8 begins to show signs of becoming unstable, with no end in sight for the eruption of the Kilauea volcano. Kilauea has been in an eruptive phase since May 3, with more than 650 homes, including a property belonging to Big Island Mayor Harry Kim, destroyed so far, and more than 2,000 people evacuated. Residents are also having to

contend with noxious vapors know as vog and laze, which result when gases from the volcano react with sunlight and seawater respectively. Hawaii is 11 hours behind the UK. A spokesman for Hawaii Volcano Observatory (HVO) said: “Early this afternoon observer reported multiple overflows occurring along both sides of the main lava channel, in an area extending from near the “Y” intersection at Pohoiki Road eastwards to an area just west of Kapoho Crater. READ MORE

‘God Bless Abortion’: Netflix Show Host Goes Off the Rails in Twisted Pro-Abortion Rant

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 05:31 AM PDT

‘God Bless Abortion’: Netflix Show Host Goes Off the Rails in Twisted Pro-Abortion RantThis past July 4th, most people spent time with family, eating copious amounts of delicious food, soaking up the summer sun and reflecting on how lucky we are to live in a country like the United States. For one Netflix host, however, attempted to turn the holiday into a bizarre and twisted celebration of abortion.

While the rest of America was out enjoying the holiday, Michelle Wolf released her special fourth of July video that praised abortion and attacked pro-lifers.  If the roles were reversed and Sanders did this to Wolf, the media would likely have been all over it. But supporting and uplifting women is only necessary when the woman’s political views fit agenda, it would appear. READ MORE

Ancient Witchcraft Trend Growing Sharply in Popularity

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 05:25 AM PDT

Ancient Witchcraft Trend Growing Sharply in PopularitySales of tarot cards have risen sharply in the last year as self-proclaimed witches claim that divination and dark magic are effective in opposing President Trump. One end-of-days expert cites this as an illogical yet divinely guided step in setting the stage for the Messianic showdown in which the two sides, good and evil, are clearly defined.

The BBC published an article last week noting a 30-percent increase in sales in tarot cards last year, citing data collected by US Games Systems, a publisher of tarot games. Tarot may be a modern trend, but its roots are ancient, with some sources claiming the deck has its origins in the Book of Thoth, a legendary tome of Egyptian occult and idolatry. Based on four suits, tarot cards are similar to common playing cards but with some significant differences that serve its primary purpose: divination. READ MORE

This Unhealthy Fascination Is Leading Many Charismatics Away From Jesus

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 05:22 AM PDT

This Unhealthy Fascination Is Leading Many Charismatics Away From Jesus(By Eddie Hyatt) Many in the charismatic movement today are being led away from Jesus, not by sex, booze and drugs, but by an unhealthy fascination with signs, wonders and miracles. For example, a young man shared with me about being in a meeting where miracles were being greatly publicized. He said that at one point the crowd began to chant over and over “Signs! Miracles! Signs! Miracles!”  Choking back the tears, he said, “I felt grieved in my spirit.” He was also confused. Why did he feel grieved inside? Aren’t we supposed to desire miracles? I assured him that what he experienced was the Holy Spirit in him being

grieved by this crowd’s unhealthy preoccupation and fascination with miracles. Jesus had been preempted by their self-centered desire to see a miracle. This reminds me of Herod, who was “exceedingly glad” (Luke 23:8, NKJV) to finally see Jesus when Pilate sent Jesus to him during His trial. Why was Herod “exceedingly glad” to see Jesus? It wasn’t because Herod wanted to know Him and His message. Luke 23:8 goes on to say, “He hoped to see some miracle done by Him.” Herod wanted to be entertained by a miracle. His interest in Jesus and miracles was centered in himself and his own egotistical desire. READ MORE

25 Preachers Accused of ‘Forced Conversions’ in India

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 05:16 AM PDT

25 Preachers Accused of ‘Forced Conversions’ in IndiaAuthorities in India’s eastern state of Jharkhand have accused 25 evangelists of allegedly trying to convert tribal Hindu villagers to Christianity. The preachers, seven of whom are women, were sharing the gospel in a remote village some 180 miles east of the state’s capital when they were confronted by local villagers who reportedly got upset with their evangelistic activities.

“The villagers became angry when they began making disparaging comments about tribal places of worship — locally called ‘Manjhi Than’ and ‘Jaher Than’ —saying that Satan resided in such places,” a senior police officer with knowledge on the case told local media. “Angry villagers asked them to stop but they did not.” READ MORE

Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone erupts for the eleventh time in 2018

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 05:11 AM PDT

Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone erupts for the eleventh time in 2018The Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park has reportedly erupted for the eleventh time in 2018 on Friday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the geyser erupted at 1:37 p.m. and it lasted 32 minutes.  According to reports,

The USGS said the geyser has decided to follow a semi-regular pattern of erupting every 6-8 days over the past two months; however, it has been 20 days 20 hours 42 minutes since the last eruption on June 15th. Is Yellowstone Super-Volcano awakening? Is this leading to a greater future event?

Very bright fireball seen over skies of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 05:04 AM PDT

Very bright fireball seen over skies of Rio Grande do Norte, BrazilA bright fireball was recorded streaking across the night sky over the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil at 01:35 UTC on July 8, 2018. The object was visible for several seconds before it disintegrated in a bright flash. It is possible some pieces survived the entry. However, even if something did manage to survive, it’s at the bottom of the ocean now.

The fireball was seen by residents of Mossoró, Areia Branca, Assú, Baraúna, Severiano Melo and even cities in Ceará as Icapui and Russas said they had seen the light, according to EXOSS Citizen Science Project. The International Meteor Organization has so far received 11 reports and one video: READ MORE

Nigeria Now the Deadliest Place to Be a Christian

Posted: 09 Jul 2018 05:33 PM PDT

Nigeria Now the Deadliest Place to Be a ChristianA new wave of attacks by Fulani herdsmen against Christians is leading one international human rights advocate to call on the US Congress to appoint a special envoy to investigate. “Nigeria is now the deadliest place in the world to be a Christian,” explained attorney Emmanuel Ogebe. “What we have is a genocide. They are trying to displace the Christians, they are trying to possess their land and they are

trying to impose their religion on the so-called infidels and pagans who they consider Christians to be.” Two weeks ago, 238 people were killed in a village massacre in north-central Nigeria. Six of Ogebe’s relatives were among the victims. “From what we have been able to piece together, the husband and his pregnant wife, he tried to take her out of the house to safety and come back for the kids,” recalled Ogebe. READ MORE

New blood tests can reveal your life expectancy

Posted: 09 Jul 2018 05:20 PM PDT

New blood tests can reveal your life expectancyIt could be just the thing for those who need a nudge to start ticking items off their bucket list; scientists have developed a blood test that reveals how long a person has left to live.  The test draws on nine biomarkers found in the blood that can be used to calculate the biological age of a person’s body – that is, how old it seems from the way it functions, as opposed to how long it has been out of the womb.

Researchers at Yale University in Connecticut found that the test was a more accurate predictor of life expectancy than a person’s chronological age or any of the biomarkers individually. Morgan Levine, a pathologist at Yale, said the test could be used to identify people who are aging faster than normal, meaning they are at greater risk than expected of disease and an early death. READ MORE

Chinese government developing AI that can recognize anyone, anywhere

Posted: 09 Jul 2018 05:14 PM PDT

Chinese government developing AI that can recognize anyone, anywhereA computer system that can track and identify any face anywhere may sound like science fiction, but, in China, two such companies are barreling ahead at making such technology an everyday reality. The two startups, SenseTime and Megvii, are developing competing facial recognition platforms powered by artificial intelligence. SenseTime became the world’s highest-valued AI startup after raising $600 million in April at a valuation of $4.5 billion.

The company raised another $620 million last month. Megvii isn’t far behind. It raised $460 million last November. While the valuation hasn’t been disclosed, it’s likely that it is close to or tops $2 billion. Two smaller Chinese companies include Yitu Technology, which raised $380 million last year, and DeepGlint. The eye-popping valuations shouldn’t be surprising to anyone paying attention. Last year, the Chinese government unveiled a plan to make the country the world leader in AI and to develop an AI industry worth $150 billion by 2030. READ MORE


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The Trump administration on Saturday halted billions of dollars in payments to health insurers under the Obamacare healthcare law, saying that a recent federal court ruling prevents the money from being disbursed.

The return of remains of U.S. troops who went missing during the 1950-53 Korean War could help build trust between North Korea and the United States, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Afghanistan on a surprise visit on Monday, pledging support for President Ashraf Ghani’s bid to start peace talks with the Taliban and repeating that the United States would be willing to join talks itself.

Ethiopia and Eritrea declared their “state of war” over on Monday and agreed to open embassies, develop ports and resume flights, concrete signs of a stunning rapprochement that has swept away two decades of hostility in a matter of weeks.

Rescue workers in Thailand on Monday brought four boys out of a flooded cave where a 12-member soccer squad and their coach were trapped for more than two weeks, taking the total number rescued to eight.

Rescuers in Japan dug through mud and rubble on Monday, racing to find survivors after torrential rain unleashed floods and landslides that killed at least 114 people, with dozens missing.

Major Chinese ports have started clearing goods from the United States on Monday, as new tariffs on U.S. imports have gone into effect, three sources told Reuters, as a trade spat between Beijing and Washington escalated into an outright war last Friday.

AP Top Stories

A federal judge in California ordered officials to reunite all migrant children under age five with their parents by Tuesday, and to provide a list of children so that outside groups can help locate their families.

Twitter has been suspending more than one million fake and dubious accounts per day, according to The Washington Post, in an aggressive bid to stem the flow of false information.

Donald Trump could threaten to pull US troops out of Ukraine and refuse to take part in joint NATO exercises if Britain and other European countries fail to commit to increased spending on defense, military figures and diplomats fear.

Starbucks said on Monday it will begin phasing out use of plastic straws at its restaurants by 2020, giving environmentalists a sizeable victory in their campaign to convince restaurants to abandon plastic utensils.

A passenger train derailed in northwestern Turkey, killing two dozen people and injuring more than 300 others, officials said Monday.

A Brazilian appeals court judge on Sunday quashed a fellow judge’s bombshell ruling ordering the release of jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in a day of legal tumult that comes just months before the South American country’s presidential vote.

Two United States warships entered the Taiwan Strait on Saturday, the Taiwanese government said, at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing.

The Haitian government suspended a fuel price hike Saturday after widespread violence broke out across the capital and in the northern city of Cap-Haitien.

During more than a century of business, US agrochemical colossus Monsanto has been vilified for products critics say harm people and the environment. In the first trial of its kind, a Californian dying of cancer is suing Monsanto, claiming its popular herbicide Roundup caused his disease — a case that could have sweeping ramifications.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday that he will continue paying stipends to Palestinian attackers and their families despite the Israeli parliament’s decision last week to withhold hundreds of millions in funds from taxes collected on the Palestinian Authority’s behalf.

Troops shot dead three stone-throwing protesters including a 16-year-old girl in Indian-administered Kashmir on Saturday, as tensions rose ahead of the anniversary of the death of a popular rebel commander.

Oil prices rose on Monday as increased global demand and U.S. efforts to shut out Iranian output through the use of sanctions outweighed drilling data suggesting that U.S. shale production would climb.

BBC

A US service member has been killed and two others injured in what appears to be an insider attack in Afghanistan, NATO said.

A series of explosions at a fireworks depot in Mexico has killed at least 24 people and injured more than 40 others.

Up to 4.6m bottles of Spanish rosé wine have been labelled as French and sold in French cafes, hotels and restaurants, officials said.

WND

A California vice-mayor’s declaration that July should be “straight pride” month has resulted in calls for his resignation or recall and threats of a demonstration at the next city council meeting.

A group of researchers and students at MIT have developed an intelligent radar-like technology that makes it possible to see through walls to track people as they move around, a development that could prove useful for monitoring the elderly or sick as well as for other applications – but that also raises privacy concerns.

Scientists in the U.S. and Canada say spectral cloaking technology has been demonstrated in lab tests resulting in a breakthrough that has all kinds of potential applications, reports the Optical Society.


News – 7/9/2018

Defense Ministry Announces Emergency Earthquake Convention
In light of recent recurring tremors in Israel’s northern region, the Defense Ministry is to hold a special emergency convention on Wednesday, aimed at determining the readiness of Israel’s emergency services in the event of a large-scale natural disaster. On Sunday, the tenth tremor in just under a week shook the area around the Sea of Galilee, raising fears that a large-scale earthquake may be looming around the corner.

The Star Tribune’s Fake News About Immigrant Military Discharges Deserves To Win Twice
The inflammatory headline was “US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits.” Oh no, a purge by Trump, will nilly and founded on nothing but hatred of immigrants (who by definition are better than you citizens), was underway. Only there wasn’t and the story left out so many facts as to have made the publishing of it a willful demonstration of what President Trump means when he refers to our “corrupt and dishonest” press.

Report: Trump to Concentrate on Gaza Strip in Lieu of Larger Peace Deal
Trump administration officials are directing their attention to improving conditions in the Gaza Strip, opting to ignore the Palestinian Authority which has been boycotting US missions to the region – in the hope of forcing Ramallah to join the peace process before it becomes irrelevant, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

The Worst Cybersecurity Breaches of 2018 So Far
Looking back at the first six months of 2018, there haven’t been as many government leaks and global ransomware attacks as there were by this time last year, but that’s pretty much where the good news ends. Corporate security isn’t getting better fast enough, critical infrastructure security hangs in the balance, and state-backed hackers from around the world are getting bolder and more sophisticated.

Syria accuses Israel of striking T4 airbase near Homs
Syrian state TV accused Israel of striking Syria’s T4 Airbase near Homs just hours after a senior Iranian official said Iran will maintain its military presence in Syria. Citing a military source, official Syrian news agency, SANA, said that the air defense batteries downed “a number of missiles which targeted the T4 airport” late on Sunday night.

Emergency meeting to be held on earthquake preparedness
Israel’s Defense Ministry along with the security establishment and the National Emergency Authority will hold an emergency meeting Thursday after over 10 earthquakes struck around the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret) in recent days. The emergency meeting will also see the participation of representatives from the Home Front Command, police, firefighters, MDA and the heads of all local authorities.

Operation resumes to bring out boys
Cave divers in Thailand have resumed the high-risk operation to extract the remaining eight boys and their football coach from a vast flooded cave system. An ambulance was seen leaving the cave entrance, amid unconfirmed reports that a fifth person had been rescued. Four boys were brought out safely on Sunday, but the mission was paused overnight for air tanks to be replaced.

Japan floods: At least 100 dead after record rainfall
At least 100 people are thought to have died after record rainfall caused flooding and landslides in western Japan, a government spokesman says. Dozens more are reported to be missing and electricity supplies have been hit. Since Thursday, parts of western Japan have received three times the usual rainfall for the whole of July. Two million people have been ordered to evacuate as rivers burst their banks.

Haiti fuel protesters’ anger turns on President Moise
Anger at a fuel price hike has turned into violent demands that President Jovenel Moise step down. At least four people have been killed in three days of protests against a steep hike in fuel prices imposed by the Haitian government on Friday. Protesters set alight cars and blocked roads in the capital, Port-au-Prince, and other towns.

NATO leaders fear Trump crisis at key summit
NATO leaders face a major threat to the credibility of their military alliance at their summit this week– not from traditional foe Russia, but from the head of their most powerful member, US President Donald Trump. The gathering at NATO headquarters in Brussels, days before Trump meets his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, is shaping up to be the most difficult in years, analysts and officials told AFP.

More South Texas land owners getting letters on border wall
More property owners along the U.S.-Mexico border in South Texas have said they’ve received notices from the federal government asking to review their land, which could be used for border wall construction. KENS-TV reports residents in the town of Escobares, including Mayor Noel Escobar, received letters from the Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection a few weeks ago to get their consent to survey their land.

Smart technology sees through walls to track and identify people
A group of researchers and students at MIT have developed an intelligent radar-like technology that makes it possible to see through walls to track people as they move around, a development that could prove useful for monitoring the elderly or sick as well as for other applications — but that also raises privacy concerns.

Duterte vows to resign if anybody can prove God exists
The Philippine president, who recently sparked outrage for calling God stupid, has courted new controversy in his largely Roman Catholic country by saying he will resign if anybody can prove that God exists. President Rodrigo Duterte, who has had a thorny relationship with the church, questioned anew…the basic tenets of the Catholic faith, including the concept of original sin, which…can only be removed through baptism in a church for a fee.

Official use of Arabic dropped from final version of nationality bill
An amended version of the controversial nationality bill features Hebrew as Israel’s main official language, with the official state use of Arabic to be determined in separate legislation, Ynet learned on Monday. Under the previous version of the bill, which passed in its first reading in May, the Arabic language was to receive a special status and state services were to be made accessible in Arabic as well.

Messianic Tipping Point: Majority of Jews in Israel, New Torah Reality
The Israeli government recently announced that the largest community of Jews in the world is in Israel. This demographic fact has far-reaching Messianic ramifications in Jewish Law, requiring the Jews to reinstate Biblical commandments that have not been seen in two millennia and bringing redemption one, rather significant step closer.

Report: N. Korea Tried to Blackmail Israel, $1 Billion to Cancel Iran Missile Deal
On Monday, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that in 1999, the North Korean government made an offer to the Israeli government: they would cancel their agreement to sell missile technology to Iran and other enemies of Israel in exchange for $1 billion cash. According to the report, the negotiations took place at a cafe in Stockholm between the Iranian and Israeli ambassadors to Sweden. Israel counter-offered with an offer to supply North Korea with food shipments. The counteroffer was rejected and the negotiations ended.

Ethiopia deal means “state of war is over” -Eritrean minister
An agreement signed on Monday between the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea means the state of war between the neighbors has ended, Eritrea’s Information Minister said. The deal signed in Eritrea’s capital a day after a summit between Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afkwerki states that the “State of war that existed between the two countries has come to an end,”

Europe Cannot Cope With Any Further Armed Conflict On The Continent
Europe stands no chance if forced to face conflict on three fronts. Two of them are of conventional character: on the eastern flank, where there are continuous tensions with Russia, and in the Balkans near the border with Turkey. The third concerns the Mediterranean area, where young and strong men from Africa and Central Asia cross European borders with the support of a thousand people from the continent’s heartland. Europeans are also militarily involved in Afghanistan, Syria and take part in the growing conflict in Mali.

NATO Ambassador: Trump Is ‘Making an Impact,’ Allies Increasing Defense Spending
“NATO is really is making progress and they are doing it really at President Trump’s insistence. I think it is very clear and he has been very direct about the Europeans needing to do more for their own security. I’ve worked for three presidents, all of whom have said the same thing. Now, I think for the first time, we are really seeing the Europeans actually start going in the same direction. Every ally is now increasing defense spending — we’ve had the largest increase in defense spending since the Cold War.”

The Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes a Blow for Academic Freedom
the Wisconsin Supreme Court sent a powerful message to America’s elite private universities: If you’re going to promise academic freedom, you’d better deliver academic freedom. In a stinging 63-page ruling, the court held that Marquette University violated its own faculty handbook when it effectively terminated professor John McAdams for writing a blog post criticizing a graduate student instructor’s attempts to silence debate about gay rights in her ethics class.

Bizarre diplomatic ‘sonic attacks’ reaching epidemic proportions
It started in the fall of 2016.  Diplomats reported hearing loss and mild brain damage after hearing unusual and puzzling sounds at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba.

Facebook Removes a Gospel Group’s Music Video
…Last month, Zion’s Joy!, a vocal ensemble from Indianapolis, posted a video to its Facebook page for a new song, “What Would Heaven Look Like.” The video opens with images of strife and protests — including scenes of demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va. — as the group sings lines including, “I know it might feel like this trouble will stay, but this world will soon fade away.”

Bill & Hillary Clinton ‘Rape Children’ – State Department Official Blows Whistle
A former Department of State official has come forward to blow the whistle, claiming to have irrefutable evidence that Bill and Hillary Clinton “rape children.”

‘Thank God for Abortion’ Float Appears in New York City Homosexual Pride Parade
A profanity-laced video posted to social media on Monday features an interview with the woman behind the “Thank God for abortion” float that appeared at the NYC Pride Parade on June 24. The woman, who claims that she was “blessed” to have two abortions, says that she is trying to push back against the Christian beliefs that stand against both homosexuality and abortion, and characterized the float as a “never before seen spectacle of autonomy and conviction.”

Pope Francis Orders White Women To ‘Breed’ With Muslims
Pope Francis has compared Jesus Christ to the leader of an Islamic terrorist death cult and suggested Christian missionaries have a lot in common with members of ISIS, during a wide-ranging and shocking interview in which he also openly promoted socialism and ordered European women to “breed” with Muslim migrants in order to counter “declining birth rates.”

Facebook Hires George Soros to Help Remove Conservative Content from Platform
Facebook has drafted in the help of billionaire globalist George Soros in a bid to remove “unwanted” Conservative content from the platform to better regulate elections.

Government drops doctor who says gender given at birth
A doctor has been “sacked” as a medical assessor for a government department after refusing to renounce his Christian belief that gender is determined at birth, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal.

Turkish Leader Caught Using ISIS Militants To Kill Kurds In Syria
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been caught funding ISIS militants in order to advance his Middle East agenda to kill Kurds in Syria, a Turkish MP has revealed.

Abortionist Caught Strangling Baby Who Survived Abortion
Babies who survive late-stage abortions are routinely “strangled” to death by abortion doctors, according to a European physician whose chilling testimony on the barbaric practices of abortion doctors claims they often improvise and suffocate the newborn infant, or “place the child in a refrigerator” to die of cold.

All-Time Heat Records Are Being Broken as Worldwide As Heatwave Continues
Thousand have also been forced to leave their homes in California

Scientists’ Evidence Seized After They Prove Vaccines Cause Autism
Two leading Italian scientists have had their lab shut down and their research seized by a court after they found conclusive proof that vaccines cause autism.

Nigeria’s Fulani Jihadis Grow Deadlier than Boko Haram, Killing Hundreds of Christians in Days [Extreme Content Warning]
Muslim terrorists from the Fulani herdsmen group in Nigeria used machetes and firearms to massacre more than 200 people in a predominantly Christian region over a two day period in June, a testament to the group’s growing lethality that has far surpassed Boko Haram’s.


Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“Where there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.” —Benjamin Rush (1788)

In Today’s Edition

  • An illegal immigrant gets two officers killed. His punishment? A small fine.
  • Leftists have taken Maxine Waters’ directive to heart.
  • A growing number of Democrats are calling on fellow Dems to leave the party.
  • Bill Whittle, Scott Ott and Steve Green reflect on Independence Day.
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

Illegal Immigrant Gets Two Officers Killed — and a $280 Fine

Yet open-borders advocates pretend that immigration enforcement is the problem.

Leftists Ramping Up Administration Confrontations

Two more incidents over the weekend add to the growing list of violent episodes against Republicans.

A #WalkAway Movement Whose Time Has Come

A growing number of Democrats, fed up with their party’s extreme leftist agenda, are calling on fellow Dems to leave the party.

Video: Campaign to Abandon Liberalism Goes Viral

Laura Ingraham talks to the founder of the #WalkAway social media campaign.

Video: Why Independence Matters

Reflecting on Independence Day, Bill Whittle, Scott Ott and Steve Green discuss why our Liberty matters.

Monday Short Cuts

“Continued dependency is the fuel on which big government runs.” —Allie Beth Stuckey

Monday Top Headlines

Trump’s NATO progress, ObamaCare payments frozen, zero-tolerance policy fails at the border, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Gary Bauer
Breaking Pruitt
Hans von Spakovsky
Family Separation Not Trump Administration’s Fault
Kay Coles James
We Must Reform Obama’s School Discipline Policies for the Safety of Our Children
Todd Starnes
Law Firm Faces Charges for Defending Women’s Homeless Shelter
Kathryn Jean Lopez
Don’t Squander Your Attention

Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon

ZeroHedge Frontrunning: July 9

  • Trump Takes a Final Look at Choices for Supreme Court (Read More)
  • Here’s How a Trade War Between the U.S. and China Could Get Ugly (Read More)
  • U.S. Exporters Will Be a Surprise Loser From Tariff Fight (Read More)
  • Trump’s trade war splits a Missouri county (Read More)
  • Strained NATO Alliance Prepares for Discord at Summit (Read More)
  • Defiant May digs in on Brexit stance after blow of Davis resignation (Read More)
  • Theresa May Moves to Defuse Crisis After Brexit Secretary Quits (Read More)
  • UK voters losing confidence in PM May’s handling of Brexit: ORB poll shows (Read More)
  • Nissan admits falsifying emissions tests in Japan (Read More)
  • Central Banks Try to Bolster Their Currencies. It’s Not Always Working (Read More)
  • US banks count on tax cut windfall to boost profit (Read More)
  • Why Are Young Billionaires So Boring? (Read More)
  • Samsung opens world’s largest phone factory in India (Read More)
  • BlackRock and Citi plan Paris expansion in Macron coup (Read More)
  • Syrian rebels say army besieging their enclave in the southern city of Deraa (Read More)
  • Legacy Preferences Complicate Colleges’ Diversity Push (Read More)
  • Chinese customs clears some U.S. goods as new tariffs take effect (Read More)
  • Apple slices into Spotify’s US music market lead (Read More)
  • When Three Brothers With a Blood Disorder Lost Their Jobs, the Government Sued (Read More)

ApostasyWatch Daily News

Furtick Boasts In Doubting Jesus; Says Nobody Fully Believes

Good News – End of the age not for another 58 years!

Indiana church booted from building after posting anti-LGBT sign

Judge dismisses Cannabis Church’s case defending weed as religious sacrament

Rapper Snoop Dogg goes gospel at Essence Fest 2018 — no lie

Professing Christian Foster, Adoption Agency Agrees to Place Children With Homosexuals to Comply With Philadelphia Law

Nigerian healer killed in ‘bullet-proof’ charm test

UK Doctor Sacked for Blasphemy – Refused to Embrace Homosexual Agenda

Guam is now abortion-free as no doctor is willing to commit abortions


Headlines – 7/9/2018

Report: Trump team to use Gaza aid as pressure on PA to return to peace talks

Arab officials: US peace plan to focus on Gaza ?first, circumvent PA ?

Defiant Abbas says he won’t halt stipends to terrorists

Qatari envoy says letting Gazans work in Israel would calm border

Hamas forces said to return to Gaza border in bid to restore calm

Report: Hamas increases training ahead of possible war with Israel

Incendiary balloon from Gaza lands near Israeli kindergarten

Violent attacks committed against Jews in Berlin and Zurich

Palestinian Authority strongly condemns Jews visiting the Temple Mount

Archaeologists uncover gate to biblical city of Zer

Israel ranked 8th most powerful country in the world

Israel court charges Turkish woman accused of aiding ‘terror’ group

Assad’s huge victory and what it means for Israel

Syria accuses Israel of striking Iran-linked base, says air defenses deployed

Syrian sources confirm Iranians killed in ‘Israeli attack’ on Homs air base

Syrian state media says air defences hit Israeli plane, thwart missile strike

Top Iranian general: Forces in Syria ‘awaiting orders’ to destroy Israel

US coalition commander: Iran influences Syria’s security negatively

Iranian official: We will stay in Syria despite Russia’s objections

Iraqi police open fire on dozens of protestors

Dutch carrier KLM to halt flights to Iran due to US sanctions

Turkey purges more workers ahead of Erdogan swearing-in

Massive Turkey-funded mosque stirs unease in secular north Cyprus

Saudi officer, resident killed after extremists open fire at Buraidah checkpoint

Woman arrested in Iran for Instagram video of her dancing

Six killed in attack targeting security force patrol in western Tunisia

Tunisia launches hunt for terrorists involved in national guard attack

The secret story of how America lost the drug war with the Taliban

Diplomatic disconnect with North Korea spells trouble for Trump

North Korea Reportedly Asked Israel for $1 Billion in Cash to Halt Missile Sale to Iran

UK woman poisoned by same nerve agent as Russian spy dies, police say

U.S Embassy in Haiti warns Americans to ‘shelter in place’ as violent protests escalate

Mexico’s new leader wants a reboot with the US: How long will the honeymoon last?

NATO leaders fear Trump crisis at key summit this week

Dershowitz: If Trump does Mueller interview, ‘he may be walking into a perjury trap’

Sides gird for battle as Trump readies to make Supreme Court pick

Richard Blumenthal: Trump ‘outsourced’ Supreme Court pick to Federalist Society, Heritage Foundation

Illinois governor calls on voters to ‘vote for anybody’ but neo-Nazi candidate for congressional seat

Phone Calls Are Dead. Voice Chat Is the Future.

Oil is now a ‘game of chicken’ and completely cutting off Iran could send it soaring to $120 a barrel

Blood moon to bring longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century, with Mars to appear unusually bright

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Isangel, Vanuatu

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Atka, Alaska

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Biha, Indonesia

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 24,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 15,000ft

Agung volcano in Indonesia eruts to 22,0000ft

Ebeko volcano on the Kuril Islands erupts to 14,000ft

Negra, Sierra volcano in Galapagos erupts to 12,000ft

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

Galilee struck by new earthquakes, rattling northern Israel

Super Typhoon Maria poised to pounce on Taiwan Tuesday

Chris to become a hurricane, stir rough seas along US East Coast this week

Beryl to raise risk of flooding in Puerto Rico, Caribbean despite weakening

“We’ve never experienced this kind of rain before”: Death toll climbs in Japan floods

Landslide warnings as Japan digs through flood ruin, death toll reaches 100

Binance Donates $1 Million to Flood Victims in Japan, Calls on Crypto Community’s Support

Record Heat in Southern California, and an Ominous Start to Wildfire Season

Mother Teresa India charity home ‘sold babies’

International Community Ignores Genocide of Christians in Nigeria

Percentage Of Young Adults With No Religious Affiliation Has Nearly QUADRUPLED Since 1986

Posted: 09 Jul 2018 06:50 AM PDT

Percentage Of Young Adults With No Religious Affiliation Has Nearly QUADRUPLED Since 1986(By Michael Snyder) We are witnessing a religious shift that is unprecedented in size and scope in American history. With each passing year, the percentage of Americans that claim no religious affiliation is growing, and this trend is especially pronounced among our young people. If things continue to steadily move in this direction, that is going to have enormous implications for the future of our society. The United States was founded by people that were extremely committed to their faith, and now we are rapidly becoming a

nation where people are choosing no religion at all. We live at a time when there is a mass exodus from Christian churches, and while it is true that some smaller faiths are growing, the reality of the matter is that most of the people that are leaving are remaining unaffiliated. According to PRRI, if you go back to 1991 only 6 percent of all Americans were “unaffiliated”, but today that number has shot up to 25 percent… READ MORE

Deadly Japan flood leaves 100 dead, Dozens Missing and 16 feet of water in some areas

Posted: 09 Jul 2018 06:41 AM PDT

Deadly Japan flood leaves 100 dead, Dozens Missing and 16 feet of water in some areasCrews continue to search for dozens of missing individuals in southwestern Japan after days of flooding inundated entire towns, killing more than 100. As many residents returned to their flooded homes to begin the cleanup, officials said at least 80 people remain unaccounted for, many of which were in the Hiroshima area, which was slammed by floods and mudslides.

Surveying the damage to the restaurant he has owned for nearly four decades, Seiji Toda said he was shocked to see the state the business was in, covered in several feet of mud with the windows blown out. “I had never seen anything like this,” he said on TBS television, standing outside his restaurant in Hiroshima city while wearing a helmet. He says it would be impossible to clean up the mess by hand. READ MORE

Bizarre light in skies of New Jersey sparks interest and fear

Posted: 09 Jul 2018 06:35 AM PDT

Bizarre light in skies of New Jersey sparks interest and fearThe clip, captured in the skies over New Jersey, USA, shows the bizarre event in its full glory. Recorded late at night, it reveals what appears to be a light show going on in the skies. A witness claimed the strange phenomenon was like an “electrical storm” but there are no reports of the event. The video was uploaded to YouTube channel Faya World Secrets on July 5, where it has racked up more than 8,500 hits.

But it has gained a mass of popularity after being shared by well-known conspiracy channel secureteam10 yesterday. Tyler Glockner, who runs the page, speculated whether it could be a UFO or even a portal opening up. And some of his followers agreed. One comment read: “It really does look like a portal trying to open. “Or it could be a black hole. I’m not sure but it definitely looks like something trying to open to me.” READ MORE

What Happens When We Fail to Warn

Posted: 09 Jul 2018 06:19 AM PDT

What Happens When We Fail to Warn(By Dr. Michael Brown) I heard a tragic story recently, some of the very bad fruit coming from Rob Bell’s book Love Wins. (This was Bell’s hell-denying book in which he effectively announced his apostasy from evangelical faith.) In light of a growing epidemic of deception in the Church today, a deception that is making people deaf to divine warnings, it seemed that now was a good time to share the story. Earlier this year, a university student was responding to my lecture on God’s love for the LGBT community during a time of Q&A.

He tried to undermine the authority of the Scriptures and accused me of using violent language To him, any form of justice or judgment was inherently violent, and he would have none of it as a professed atheist. I subsequently learned that, just a few years earlier, he was planning to go into the ministry. He was an avid reader of the Bible. Then he read Love Wins, and it was downhill ever since. (This was according to a report from his roommate at that time.) CONTINUE

China Orders Pastors to Reveal Personal Details About Churchgoers, Report Youth Who Go to Church

Posted: 09 Jul 2018 06:10 AM PDT

China Orders Pastors to Reveal Personal Details About Churchgoers, Report Youth Who Go to ChurchPriests in China’s Henan Province have been ordered to disclose personal information about the people attending their churches.  According to one priest in the area who has chosen to remain anonymous due to fear of retaliation from communist authorities, the order handed down calls on him to gather statistics on churchgoers, particularly those who are members of poor families, UCA News reports.  Per the report,

the government is claiming that the information obtained will be used to improve how churches are managed moving forward, but the priest from the Luoyang Diocese of Sanmenxia City is skeptical. The priest suspects that there’s an ulterior motive to the order. He believes that the government could withhold subsidies from low-income families who attend churches as a way of punishing them for following and practicing their faith. READ MORE

Christian Doctor Fired by UK Gov’t for Refusing to Use Transgender People’s Pronouns of Choice

Posted: 09 Jul 2018 06:02 AM PDT

Christian Doctor Fired by UK Gov’t for Refusing to Use Transgender People’s Pronouns of ChoiceA Christian doctor has been told by the British government that he will no longer be employed by the National Health Service, where he worked for 26 years, because he fails to identify transgender patients with their chosen pronouns. David Mackereth told The Sunday Telegraph that he will not be serving as a Department for Work and Pensions disability assessor because of his belief, based on his faith and his

profession, that gender is determined at birth, rather than something that can be chosen. “I’m not attacking the transgender movement. But I’m defending my right to freedom of speech, and freedom of belief,” Mackereth explained. “I don’t believe I should be compelled to use a specific pronoun. I am not setting out to upset anyone.  READ MORE

Church Kicked Out of Building for Sign Message

Posted: 09 Jul 2018 05:58 AM PDT

Church Kicked Out of Building for Sign MessageA church in Indiana has been evicted from its building for placing a sign outside that read, “LGBTQ is a hate crime against God.”  Remnant Fellowship Church in Auburn put up the sign on June 27. A church member confirmed to ABC-affiliate WPTA21 that they had been forced out of the building, and wane.com quoted an Auburn resident, Tammy Kessler, as saying, “I just wanted to come and look and check the sign out and they were gone.

The sign and everything.” A local resident had called for a protest outside the church last Sunday. “It is beyond a doubt that some of us have strong feelings about this church/sign and these beliefs,” the resident, Kristin Russell, wrote on Facebook. “I want everyone who comes to come with open arms and open minds. No hate allowed. Positive, progressive, and loving signs are welcome and encouraged. Bring friends and family. Overall, I would just like the message of loving everyone despite differences to get across. READ MORE

Bright Fireball seen over the skies of Iowa and Illinois

Posted: 09 Jul 2018 05:43 AM PDT

Bright Fireball seen over the skies of Iowa and IllinoisThere have been over 185 reports so far about of a fireball event seen above Iowa and Michigan on July 8th, 2018 around 8:40pm CDT (July 9th 01:40 Universal Time). The fireball was seen primarily from Iowa and Illinois but was also seen from Minnesota, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio, Michigan and

Wisconsin.  The estimated 3D trajectory computed from the witness reports shows a shallow entry angle, one that could be associated with an Earth-grazing fireball. But many witnesses reported a fragmentation – it could mean the meteoroid actually went through the Earth atmosphere.  READ MORE

Opioids could kill nearly 500,000 Americans in the next decade

Posted: 08 Jul 2018 06:13 PM PDT

Opioids could kill nearly 500,000 Americans in the next decadeOpioids could kill nearly half a million people across America over the next decade as the crisis of addiction and overdose accelerates. Deaths from opioids have been rising sharply for years, and drug overdoses already kill more Americans under age 50 than anything else. STAT asked leading public health experts at 10 universities to forecast the arc of the epidemic over the next decade. The consensus: It will get worse before it gets better.

There are now nearly 100 deaths a day from opioids, a swath of destruction that runs from tony New England suburbs to the farm country of California, from the beach towns of Florida to the Appalachian foothills. In the worst-case scenario put forth by STAT’s expert panel, that toll could spike to 250 deaths a day, if potent synthetic opioids like fentanyl and carfentanil continue to spread rapidly and the waits for treatment continue to stretch weeks in hard-hit states like West Virginia and New Hampshire. READ MORE

Archaeologists uncover gate to biblical city of Zer

Posted: 08 Jul 2018 05:52 PM PDT

Archaeologists uncover gate to biblical city of ZerArchaeologists have uncovered the entrance gate to the biblical city of Zer during excavations carried out in the Golan Heights over the past two weeks, the Golan Regional Council said Sunday. In recent days, and after a year of recess, a group of 20 archaeologists from all over the world, together with director of the Bethsaida Project, Dr. Rami Arav, and under the auspices of the Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem, conducted new excavations in two different areas of Bethsaida. The ancient fishing village is mentioned

several times in the New Testament as a city where Jesus lived and where he miraculously fed a multitude of people with five loaves and two fish. Archaeologists said the size, wealth and impressive fortifications indicate that Zer was a major city. “There are not many gates in this country from this period. Bethsaida was the name of the city during the Second Temple period, but during the First Temple period it was the city of Zer,” Arav said, pointing to Joshua 19:35, which says: “The fortified towns were Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Kinnereth.” READ MORE

Mom Horrified Over What Happened To Her Young Daughter’s Avatar in Video Game

Posted: 08 Jul 2018 01:18 PM PDT

Mom Horrified Over What Happened To Her Young Daughter’s Avatar in Video GameA North Carolina mother was petrified after her 7-year-old daughter showed her a graphic sexual assault she witnessed while using a multiplayer online game creation platform called Roblox. Even worse than simply seeing the scene was the fact that is was the young child’s own avatar that was assaulted on a playground in the game, mother Amber Peterson explained in a Facebook post about her daughter’s horrific experience.

“Words cannot describe the shock, disgust, and guilt that I am feeling right now,” the mother wrote, “but I’m trying to put those feelings aside so I can get this warning out to others as soon as possible.” Petersen went on to explain that, though she was able to shield her daughter from seeing the entire scene, she can’t fathom “what kind of damage this image could have on her psyche, as well as any other child that could potentially be exposed to this.”  CONTINUE

Beth Moore Says Social Media Is ‘Producing Freaks’ and ‘Breeding Abusers’

Posted: 08 Jul 2018 01:08 PM PDT

Beth Moore Says Social Media Is ‘Producing Freaks’ and ‘Breeding Abusers’In this era of anonymous internet warriors and cyberbullies, there really is no place to retreat. That reality became glaringly obvious to evangelist Beth Moore over the weekend, when she returned to social media after a brief hiatus.  Moore explained in a brief Twitter thread Sunday how social media has become “beyond sick” and even “potentially deadly.” Like former Obama faith adviser Michael Wear told us last week, Moore said our culture must return to “civility.”

Moore was referencing James 3:6 in her final tweet. In the passage, James wrote, “The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.”  According to The Moody Bible Commentary, the tongue “is the very world of iniquity. It sets on fire the course of our life, such as provoking a broken marriage.” What we speak — and, in this case, write — has immense power. READ MORE

The world may soon witness a Category 6 hurricane

Posted: 08 Jul 2018 12:55 PM PDT

The world may soon witness a Category 6 hurricaneAs a ferocious hurricane bears down on South Florida, water managers desperately lower canals in anticipation of 4 feet of rain. Everyone east of Dixie Highway is ordered evacuated, for fear of a menacing storm surge. Forecasters debate whether the storm will generate the 200 mph winds to achieve Category 6 status.  This is one scenario for hurricanes in a warmer world, a subject of fiendish complexity and

considerable scientific research, as experts try to tease out the effects of climate change from the influences of natural climate cycles. Some changes — such as the slowing of hurricanes’ forward motion and the worsening of storm surges from rising sea levels — are happening now. Other impacts, such as their increase in strength, may have already begun but are difficult to detect, considering all of the other climate forces at work. READ MORE

LGBT-Affirming Church Takes Out Billboard: ‘God Takes Pride in You’

Posted: 08 Jul 2018 12:42 PM PDT

LGBT-Affirming Church Takes Out Billboard: ‘God Takes Pride in You’A San Diego church took out a billboard that reads, “Radically Inclusive: God takes pride in you, so do we!”  Missiongathering Christian Church, a self-proclaimed “radically inclusive” Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), bought a billboard above a popular gay bar in Hillcrest, reports say.  The church says they purchased this billboard because it’s located along the route of the San Diego LGBT+ Pride Parade.

The church hopes that people participating in the July 14 parade, which church members will be participating in, will see their church’s message and feel welcomed.  “For far too long, Christians have been known for who we are against,” Brandon Robertson, a pastor at Missiongathering, tells Fox 5. “We’re afraid of difference. We only desire to make the world conform to our image of what is right and good.” Missiongathering believes that “God’s creativity [is] expressed in various races, sexual orientations, gender identities, socioeconomic statuses, faiths and backgrounds,” READ MORE


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Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, who had been lauded by President Donald Trump for his aggressive efforts to roll back environmental regulations, resigned on Thursday under heavy fire for a series of ethics-related controversies.

The U.S. government is seeking guidance from a federal court over its efforts to reunite migrant parents and their children before court-imposed deadlines, after the administration separated the families for crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

The U.S. government is moving some migrant parents to detention sites closer to the young children they were separated from while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in an attempt to meet a court-imposed deadline to reunify families, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said on Thursday.

The State Department on Thursday denied that the United States had softened its approach toward North Korea’s denuclearization, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to Pyongyang hoping to hammer out a roadmap for its nuclear disarmament.

World powers and Iran appeared to make no concrete breakthrough on Friday in talks to provide Tehran with an economic package to compensate for U.S. sanctions that begin taking effect in August.

President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen has hired Lanny Davis, a crisis manager and former special counsel to President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, to help him defend against a federal investigation in New York.

South Syrian rebels said they had agreed on Friday to lay down arms in a Russian-brokered deal that appeared to surrender Deraa province to the government in another major victory for President Bashar al-Assad.

Syrian civilians who fled a government offensive in southwestern Syria will be able to return to their homes with Russian guarantees of protection as part of a deal brokered by Russia on Friday, rebel sources said.

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp said its sales fell nearly 68 percent in June, its biggest slump in more than two years, as the struggling firm continues to lose customers amid intensifying competition with nimbler manufacturing rivals.

AP Top Stories

Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned.

A district court judge on Thursday rejected the Justice Department’s request to block two California laws that protect undocumented immigrants, handing a blow to the Trump administration as fierce debate over immigration policy continues to escalate.

Japan on Friday executed the former leader of a doomsday cult and six other members of the group that carried out a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, killing 13 people and shattering the country’s myth of public safety.

Nineteen people were killed and at least 40 injured Thursday when a series of explosions ripped through fireworks workshops in a town just north of Mexico City.

Following a series of interviews, President Donald Trump has narrowed down his shortlist of candidates to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Trump’s possible picks include Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Reigning champions Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo are the winners of the 2018 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contests. Chestnut ate 74 hot dogs, a new world record. Sudo won the women’s competition Wednesday when she downed 37 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has called on the avowed neo-Nazi who is the GOP’s sole candidate in an Illinois congressional race to drop out. Arthur Jones, a former American Nazi Party leader and Holocaust denier, collected enough signatures in March to win the GOP primary for Illinois’ heavily Democratic 3rd Congressional District.

The number of migrants traveling as families arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol dropped just 0.4 percent from May to June – when rising heat in the Southwest normally leads to a dip in the number of unauthorized crossings.

Thai divers scoured the wreckage of a boat with Chinese tourists that sank in a storm off the resort island of Phuket, as the death toll rose to 10 with about 45 others missing on Friday.

BBC

Germany’s ruling coalition has agreed on a faster procedure for screening migrants at the border, dropping the idea of creating new holding centers.

Marine wildlife could benefit if some de-commissioned oil rigs were left on the sea bed, a survey said. This challenges the conventional wisdom that the sea bed should be restored to its pristine state when a rig’s life ends.

Kenya’s Health Ministry has advised against the use of a new HIV drug dolutegravir, or DTG, among women after studies in Botswana linked it to serious birth defects.

The German government plans to send 170 anti-bullying experts into schools after the summer break to tackle anti-Semitism among children.

WND

Humboldt State University, in Arcata, California, is offering its students a series of workshops this summer designed to cultivate a “positive white racial identity” in its white participants.

In the United States, where President Trump has promised to unshackle the coal industry and to abandon an international climate change treaty, greenhouse-gas emissions fell last year and are expected to continue falling.


News – 7/6/2018

Netanyahu to Meet Putin Again
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin next week. It comes amid both escalating Russian and Syrian military activity against rebel-held strongholds in Syria – the cause of nearly 300,000 internally displaced refugees now amassing close to the Israel-Syrian border -and tensions with Iran.(video)

Dangerous heat wave to hit Southern California this weekend
A dangerous heat wave is expected to hit Southern California this weekend, with the warmest temperatures forecast for Friday and Saturday, the National Weather Service said. Temperatures in the valleys, the lower mountains and desert locations are expected to range between 102 and 112 degrees. Parts of the coast could reach around 100 degrees.

We love Donald Trump: U.S. president’s UK fans look forward to visit, denounce protests
“I’m looking forward to the protest quite frankly, who isn’t? It’s going to be really fun seeing all of these liberals whose world view was shattered back when he was elected in November 2016.”

IDF attacks military post in Syria after errant mortar fired toward Israel
The IDF struck a Syrian military outpost on Friday afternoon from where a mortar shell was fired at Israel and landed in the buffer zone east of the border fence between the two countries.

Tropical Storm Beryl strengthens east of Lesser Antilles
Tropical Storm Beryl, the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, strengthened Thursday night, the National Hurricane Center said, though it’s not expected to be a serious threat.

Typhoon Maria to threaten Japan, China next week
Japanese meteorologists expect the rapidly intensifying Typhoon Maria to threaten Japan and China next week after passing near Guam on Thursday. The storm was located 184 miles northwest of Guam. Wind speeds doubled in intensity to 126 mph over the past 24 hours, the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center said.

Trump Offers Elizabeth Warren $1 Million To Prove Native-American Heritage
Reverting to his campaigning days, President Trump offered some red meat to his base during an appearance at a campaign rally in Montana on Thursday when he joked about offering Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren $1 million to take a genetics test that would prove (or disprove) her native American heritage. Trump lobbed insults at “Pocahontas”, adding that he wouldn’t apologize for using what some believe to be a racially charged nickname.

Syrian forces reportedly close to seizing Jordan border crossing
Government forces in south Syria are advancing along the frontier with Jordan and will soon reach a border crossing in rebel hands, a pro-Damascus commander said on Friday. Several witnesses along the Jordan border fence with Syria said they spotted armored vehicles and a tank with a Russian flag heading towards the Nasib crossing.

Report: Russian airstrikes creep toward Golan, rebels reject surrender
Residents in southern Syria reported an increasing crescendo of air strikes they alleged were by Russian aircraft on Thursday, a day after the Syrian rebels in the south walked away from surrender negotiations. Since mid-June, the Syrian regime and its Russian ally have swept the rebels from a swath of territory, pushing them towards the Jordanian border and Israel’s Golan Heights.

Trump launches the opening salvo in US trade war with China as tariffs take effect
The U.S. tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods kicked in on Friday, taking the war of words between the nations into the real economic realm. In response, China implemented retaliatory tariffs on some imports from the U.S., said its foreign ministry, according to a Reuters report. It’s unlikely to stop there, according to experts. In fact, there will be probably be “escalation upon escalation,” warned Geoff Raby, Australia’s former ambassador to China.

IDF deploys Iron Dome batteries in the south
The IDF deployed several Iron Dome batteries in southern Israel Thursday following a situational assessment… “The IDF is prepared for several scenarios and ready to defend the citizens of the State of Israel and its sovereignty,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said. On Thursday, an IDF drone fired “a missile at a motorcycle” east of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip…while there were no injuries the motorcycle was destroyed.

Only two thirds of Generation Z identify as ‘exclusively heterosexual’
Homosexuality is no longer the taboo it once was. But figures suggest that young people are even more open to experimentation than previously thought. Only two thirds of Generation Z identify as solely heterosexual, in stark contrast to previous generations, a study has found. Research by Ipsos Mori found that 66 per cent of young people, aged between 16 and 22, are “exclusively heterosexual” – the lowest figure of any generation.

NEW ALLIES: Right-wing Hungary continues to court Israel and the Jews by condemning the rampant anti-semitism at the United Nations
Hungary condemned the growing threat of anti-Semitism during the U.N. Human Rights Council’s 38th session in Geneva on Monday.

2 earthquakes ROCK Israel, leaving citizens wondering if the BIG ONE is on the way
A second earthquake was felt by residents of the Haifa and Western Galilee region at around 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Israeli Technology was the Key Factor in Rescue of Thai Kids
As the world has watched the drama in Thailand surrounding a group of children marooned in a flooded cave, it has emerged that an Israeli communications firm has been a key factor of the rescue effort.

Amazon reinstates Christian top-500 reviewer’s ‘biased’ posts
After WND’s story Thursday exposing Amazon.com’s banning of one of its top 500 reviewers for “bias” for a post recommending a new Bible book, the mega-retailer quickly reversed its decision, reinstating hundreds of the Christian reviewer’s previous posts.

Stunning!… Watch Democrats Protest ICE Officials As They Bust A Child Sex Trafficking Ring!
THIS IS TODAY’S DEMOCRAT PARTY — White liberal protesters gathered in Oakland this week to protest ICE officials during a bust. ICE was breaking up a CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING RING at the time.

Israel Lays Down Red Lines for Postwar Relations with Syria
As Syrian government forces press on with a furious offensive against rebel-held areas in the country’s south, Israel is quietly acknowledging that President Bashar Assad’s forces will soon be on its doorstep, laying down red lines for postwar relations with the Syrian leader.

‘Blood’ Rain in Russia Sparks Talk of Apocalypse, Plague
Blood-red rain in Russia’s Norilsk in Siberia led some to fear a biblical plague or the apocalypse because of the strange phenomenon, but a local business owner has a more logical explanation.

Guatemala raises number of missing to 332 in deadly volcano eruption
Authorities in Guatemala have raised by more than 130 the number of people officially missing from last month’s deadly eruption of the Volcano of Fire. The country’s disaster agency says in a statement that the new figure is 332, up from 197 previously.

Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week
From the normally mild summer climes of Ireland, Scotland and Canada to the scorching Middle East, numerous locations in the Northern Hemisphere have witnessed their hottest weather ever recorded over the past week.

First test tube rhino embryos could bring extinct species back from dead
The first rhino embryos have been created in a test tube and could help save the northern white rhino, which is essentially extinct.

“20lbs Of Human Waste” – Major Medical Convention Abandons San Francisco Citing Street Safety
A foul odor permeated from a massive bag of human excrement sludge left on a street corner in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district Saturday. As SFGate reports, the horrendous smell and sight quickly gained notoriety when a Reddit user posted a screen shot of a report made to San Francisco’s Citizen app for identifying crimes.

Illegal Immigrants, Palestinian Refugees, and Their Liberal Cheerleaders: The Startling Similarities
The Democrat, left-wing media, and progressive activists’ current freak-out over what is at least a decade-long crisis on our southern border is not just hypocritical.  Yes, these same individuals taking to the streets in ugly mobs and threatening Trump administration officials and their families were silent when children entering the country illegally were detained under Obama.  In fact, in 2014, after visiting a detention center housing migrant children, Nancy Pelosi asserted that the issue should not be politicized, clearly fearing the poor optics.


Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“The consciousness of having discharged that duty which we owe to our country is superior to all other considerations.” —George Washington (1788)

In Today’s Edition

  • The Left finally got Scott Pruitt, but his real legacy is a good one.
  • Leftist assaults kid, steals MAGA hat. Thank Maxine Waters.
  • Rolling back Obama’s legacy with 24 rescissions.
  • The housing market is booming but there are warning signs.
  • Unforced errors: Trump and the Reagan record.
  • Using a 10-year-old boy who dresses in drag to promote “pride” is child abuse.
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

Scott Pruitt’s Lasting Legacy

A litany of minor ethical missteps by the EPA chief finally forced his resignation.

Leftist Assaults Kid, Steals His MAGA Hat

The Left’s hate rhetoric against Donald Trump was manifest again this week.

Rolling Back Obama’s Legacy With 24 Rescissions

The Trump administration undid yet more malfeasance from the previous regime’s rule-by-fiat.

Huff and Puff and Blow the Housing Market Down?

The 2007 crash is a distant memory, but there are signs that lessons weren’t learned.

Unforced Errors: Trump and the Reagan Record

Contrary to his New York bluster, Trump is not the first Republican to win Wisconsin since 1952.

Leftmedia Exploits Child for Homosexual Agenda

Using a confused 10-year-old boy who dresses in drag to promote “pride” is actually child abuse.

Video: Candace Owens on Leftists Against Free Thought

A popular black conservative women says her advice to young conservatives is “Be yourself.”

Friday Short Cuts

“Democrats [are] so opposed to Scott Pruitt … you’d think he once turned a river orange with millions of gallons of mine wastewater.” —@hale_razor

Friday Top Headlines

Pruitt quits, 213k jobs added, tariffs levied, Schumer’s idea, lots of leftist violence, and more.

Today’s Opinion

David Harsanyi
The System Doesn’t Need to Be ‘Fixed’ Every Time Dems Lose
Marc A. Thiessen
Democrats Are Powerless to Block Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee
Mona Charen
Amy Coney Barrett’s ‘Cult’
Rich Lowry
Abolish ICE — a Foolhardy Idea Whose Time Has Come
L. Brent Bozell & Tim Graham
New Jersey Votes to Fund the Media

Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon

ApostasyWatch Daily News

Robert Wise – The Elder in the Church

Megachurch Co-Founder Mark Darling Resigns After Investigation of ‘Inappropriate Conduct’ With Female Members

Rodney Howard-Browne Claims Spiritual Revival Will Shut Down Congress For Days

Mother Teresa India charity home ‘sold babies’

Pro-Life Roe v. Wade Movie Sets Off a Panic in Hollywood


Headlines – 7/6/2018

Jerusalem mayor: ‘No’ to two-state solution

Yad Vashem Rebukes Netanyahu: Israel-Poland Holocaust Declaration Contains ‘Grave Errors and Deceptions’

Bennett: Israel-Poland Holocaust declaration ‘a disgrace, saturated with lies’

Israel irked over Jordanian diplomat greeting Prince William on Temple Mount

Israel said to be jailing young children of illegal African migrants

Knesset Member Behind Israeli Taylor Force Act: Palestinians Will Learn ‘Terrorism Doesn’t Pay Off’

PA: We have a moral obligation to the terrorists

IDF reportedly boosts Iron Dome deployment in Gaza vicinity

Defense Ministry, Rafael complete series of successful Iron Dome tests

Devoid of Jews for decades, one Syrian city is ready to welcome them back

Commentary: Israel Must Stop Syria’s Advance Southward

Israel lays down red lines for postwar relations with Syria

Hezbollah Reportedly Commanding Syrian Fighters Near Israeli Border – Exposing Limits of Israeli and U.S. Policy

Report: Russian airstrikes creep toward Golan, rebels reject surrender

Russian Warplanes Pummel Southwest Syria as Refugee Crisis Worsens

Heaviest airstrikes yet batter rebel-held areas of southern Syria

Syria war: Rebels to resume truce talks after warplanes pound south

Divorce on the rise in Iraq as wives cut ties to ISIS militants

Freshly empowered Erdogan set to flex muscles as Turkey enters new era

Yemen war: White House allows Yemeni migrants to stay in US

Arab Coalition shoots down a Houthi drone in Yemen’s Aden

Russia says to do everything possible to maintain Iran nuclear deal

Iran talks in Vienna Friday aim to save nuclear deal after US pullout

France says economic package for Iran deal unlikely before November

Rouhani tells Macron, Merkel Europe’s package does not meet Iranian demands

Iran’s Guards say Strait of Hormuz is for all or ‘no one’

Retreating from threat, Iran says it does not intend to close Strait of Hormuz

Iran prompts China anger over threat to block Strait of Hormuz oil exports

Reacting to Iran’s threat, US Navy says will protect free flow of commerce

U.S.-Iran tensions rise over oil route as EU tries to save nuclear deal

Iran tells Trump to stop tweeting about oil prices

Iran’s OPEC boss says Trump’s tweets have added $10 to oil prices

Trump is pressing Saudi Arabia to lower oil prices

Oil markets volatile as trade conflict between U.S. and China escalates

Trump launches the opening salvo in US trade war with China as tariffs take effect

Pompeo to land in N.Korea seeking initial list of nuclear sites for declaration

Trump will focus on Russia’s ‘malign’ activity at summits, say US officials

A British couple was poisoned with a lethal toxin. The UK is blaming Russia.

Russian diplomats: Britain ‘dumb’ if it thinks Russia would stage nerve attack during World Cup

Mexican leader to invite Trump to inauguration, signals shift on Venezuela

Judge largely rejects Trump bid to block California sanctuary laws

DNA tests are in the works for separated migrant children and parents

Report: More than half of immigrants on welfare

Immigration top issue for U.S. voters, economy a close second: Reuters/Ipsos poll

RNC spokesperson warns Dems will impeach Trump if they win House

Facebook flags Declaration of Independence as hate speech

How Facebook Is Fact-Checking Conservative Sites into Oblivion

How smart TVs in millions of U.S. homes track more than what’s on tonight

Insiders say they designed social media to be ‘behavioral cocaine’

Why bitcoin may soon be worth nothing

China state media slams Trump’s “gang of hoodlums” as tariffs loom

China hits back with tariffs, accusing the US of launching the ‘largest trade war in history’

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Ozernovskiy, Russia

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii

Fifth earthquake in two days strikes northern Israel

Amazing timelapse shows eruptions on Bali’s Mount Agung from the past week

Tropical Storm Beryl Forms in the Atlantic East of the Lesser Antilles

Tropical Storm Beryl could strengthen into hurricane by Saturday

Waters off US East Coast may give birth to tropical storm west of Bermuda

Japan, Korean Peninsula and China put on alert for threats from Super Typhoon Maria

Hundreds of thousands evacuated in Japan as ‘historic’ rain falls; two dead

Blood coloured rain in Arctic? A biblical plague? The apocalypse? What’s going on?

Record-Smashing Heat Wave Kills 33 in Quebec

A dangerous heat wave threatens millions of people in California and the southwest

Syrian seeds could save US wheat from climate menace

Remote Amazon tribe ‘at risk of being decimated by measles outbreak’

Johns Hopkins Hospital buildings evacuated for possible tuberculosis contamination

Only two thirds of Generation Z identify as ‘exclusively heterosexual’

Being transgender is a mental disorder, Israeli insurance company says

Instagram apologises after removing photo of gay couple kissing

Calif. Bill Would Limit What Pastors Can Say about Homosexuality

Priest performs mass exorcism on hundreds of people

Japanese cult leader Shoko Asahara executed for Tokyo sarin attack

America’s Broken Moral Compass Sending Nation in Wrong Direction

Posted: 06 Jul 2018 06:08 AM PDT

America’s Broken Moral Compass Sending Nation in Wrong DirectionAs if proof was necessary, a recent Gallup Poll showed that Americans are holding more permissive views than ever on a variety of cultural and societal issues.  According to Gallup, Americans continue to express an increasingly liberal outlook on what is morally acceptable, with views on several moral issues the most left-leaning they have been to date. The percentages of U.S. adults who believe birth control, divorce, sex

between unmarried people, gay or lesbian relations, having a baby outside of marriage, doctor-assisted suicide, pornography and polygamy are morally acceptable practices have tied record highs or set new ones this year. Religion and culture expert, author and national host Dr. Alex McFarland (AlexMcFarland.com) discussed these findings and what they mean for both Christians and citizens, on the new Stand in the Gap TV program from the American Pastors Network (APN), which considers transcending cultural issues, seemingly difficult to navigate, from a biblical worldview perspective. READ MORE

 

Bethel Music Worship Leaders Declare ‘Third Great Awakening’ Is Coming to America

Posted: 06 Jul 2018 06:02 AM PDT

Bethel Music Worship Leaders Declare ‘Third Great Awakening’ Is Coming to AmericaBethel Music worship leaders say they believe a third great awaking is coming to America.  During their final tour night at the Beacon Theatre in New York City last week, Josh Baldwin, Bethany Wohrle, and Lindy Conant spoke openly about what they sense is spiritually coming to the United States. “I think God’s going to use healing in America to lead so many people to Jesus,” Conant, the newest member of

Bethel, told Fox News.  The popular contemporary Christian music group recently wrapped up their second annual “Heaven Come Conference“ in Dallas, Texas, which brought out nearly 6,000 people in what the band described as a “life-changing” event.  Bethel Music also performed in Boston, Massachusetts, where hundreds gave their lives to Jesus. “People were so hungry,” Baldwin added. “It does feel like people are re-upping their commitment to the Lord. It’s been powerful every night … we would stop [in worship] and they would lead.” READ MORE

Deadly heatwave strikes California after leaving dozens dead in Canada

Posted: 06 Jul 2018 05:50 AM PDT

Deadly heatwave strikes California after leaving dozens dead in CanadaA killer heatwave which has left dozens dead in Canada has arrived in the western US.   High temperatures have left 33 dead in Quebec this month and the hot weather is now moving into the US. A heatwave has already hit the northeast US and has now arrived on the west coast, with California now suffering 100 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures.  This month 33 people have died in the Canadian

province of Quebec due to the heat, including 18 in the city of Montreal. Dr. David Kaiser of Montreal’s Regional Public Health Department said most of the victims were more than 50 years old, male and living alone.  None of the victims had air conditioning in their homes,  Dr .Kaiser added. The northeast US has also been hit by heat-related deaths. On Sunday a man running a race in New York died after his internal temperature reached 108 degrees Fahrenheit. Coroner Frank Whitelaw said: “When your brain becomes overheated like that, it can’t function anymore.” READ MORE 

 

6.4 Earthquake strikes volcanic Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia during Football World Cup

Posted: 06 Jul 2018 05:42 AM PDT

6.4 Earthquake strikes volcanic Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia during Football World CupA strong earthquake measuring 6.4 has hit the Kamachatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East. The tremor struck 58 miles east of Ozernovskiy at about 1.40am on Friday morning. The city is located in the far east of Russia, which lies on the Pacific coast. The Kamchatka region lies near a subduction zone, where the Pacific plate slides underneath the North American. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in

very populated areas, but no damage has been reported after the quake so far. Despite thousands of football fans currently in Russia for the World Cup, the Kamchakta Peninsula is located a long way from any of the venues being used for the tournament. The Central Stadium of Yekaterinburg is the closest World Cup venue to where the quake has been felt but the distance amounts to 3,892.63 miles. The Peninsula is the furthest reaches of the Eurasian continent. READ MORE

 

Ohio interstate buckles due to extreme temperatures

Posted: 06 Jul 2018 05:35 AM PDT

Ohio interstate buckles due to extreme temperaturesAn Ohio interstate buckled Wednesday afternoon, and transportation officials are blaming the heat. It happened on a stretch of Interstate 77 in Noble County, a rural area about 40 miles from the West Virginia border. Officials with the Ohio Department of Transportation blamed the highway’s deterioration on extreme heat.

They posted a photo of the cracked road. It happened as temperatures soared into the upper 90s, and feel-like temperatures were well into the 100s. Officials said that northbound lanes of the interstate were temporarily closed near Macksburg. The stretch of road has since been reopened. READ MORE

Johns Hopkins hospital evacuated for possible TB contamination…

Posted: 06 Jul 2018 05:22 AM PDT

Johns Hopkins hospital evacuated for possible TB contamination…Two cancer research buildings at Johns Hopkins Hospital were evacuated Thursday due to possible tuberculosis contamination, according to the hospital. The Baltimore City Fire Department investigated the release of a small amount of frozen tuberculosis in a bridge between the two buildings in the 1500 block of Orleans Street, said Kim Hoppe, a spokeswoman for the hospital, in a statement. There were

employees in the area when the incident occurred, but hospital officials said they believe no one was exposed to the bacteria and they did not treat anyone after the sample was released. “We have determined there is no risk involved,” said Dr. Landon King, executive vice dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. King said the sample that leaked was “equivalent to a few drops.” READ MORE

Three minor earthquakes strike Israel, Mega-Quake only a matter of time

Posted: 06 Jul 2018 05:16 AM PDT

Three minor earthquakes strike Israel, Mega-Quake only a matter of timeA bigger earthquake than those felt by Israelis over the past couple of days is sure to come – and Israelis should be ready for power outages and if necessary to leave their homes. So warned Amotz Agnon, professor at the Institute of Earth Sciences at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem on Thursday. In an interview conducted by the Israel Project, Agnon said that the “when, how bad and where” are not clear, but additional and more severe earthquakes are sure to come.

Israelis have felt three earthquakes over the past two days; additional ones were recorded by instruments of the Geophysical Institute of Israel. On Thursday an earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale was reported in the cities of Tiberias and Safed in northern Israel. On Wednesday night Haifa and Western Galilee region residents felt a quake measuring 4.5, and earlier Wednesday, residents of the same region felt a tremor placed at 4.1 on the Richter scale. No damage or injuries were reported. READ MORE

 

Trade War intensifies! China retaliates in ‘biggest trade war in economic history.’

Posted: 06 Jul 2018 05:09 AM PDT

Trade War intensifies! China retaliates in ‘biggest trade war in economic history.’U.S. tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods kicked in on Friday, escalating a war of words between the world’s two largest economies into a full-blown trade conflict.  Washington’s 25 percent duties went into effect at midnight EDT, and China immediately implemented retaliatory tariffs on its $34 billion list of goods issued last month, including soybeans, pork and electric vehicles. Beijing called it the “biggest

trade war in economic history.” It’s unlikely to stop there. In fact, there will probably be “escalation upon escalation,” warned Geoff Raby, Australia’s former ambassador to China.  Ahead of the Friday implementation of American and Chinese tariffs, Raby told CNBC that “it looks like the first shots to the trade war are about to be fired.” China, for its part, was already calling the tariff threats between Beijing and Washington a “trade war” in June. READ MORE

Tornado out of nowhere rips off roof of restaurant in Florida

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 05:31 PM PDT

Tornado out of nowhere rips off roof of restaurant in FloridaCall it a Fourth of July miracle. A small tornado, with winds at 70 to 80 miles per hour, formed near Tavares, Florida, around 2:30 PM ET. The freaky storm caused damage to local business, including the Fish Camp on Lake Eustis. 80 people were celebrating Independence Day inside the U.S. Highway 441 eatery, according to the Orlando Sentinel, when the tornado hit. “I look up and there’s stuff flying from the patio across and I’m like ‘what the heck just happened?’ ”

said Robert Spittle, 41, a Pennsylvania native who was visiting the area. “I was there with my family,” Thomas Wert, an attorney from Orlando, said in an email to the Sentinel. “We left about a minute before the roof was torn off on our boat. I saw the funnel cloud over the restaurant as we pulled away. It was definitely a tornado.” Jim Jordan, the owner of the restaurant, said the tornado “sounded like a 9.0 earthquake,” per Fox 35. “We all ducked and ran out of the kitchen!” READ MORE

Archaeologists unearth 8.6-foot-long sarcophagus buried in Egypt 2,000 years ago beside a massive stone head

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 05:22 PM PDT

Archaeologists unearth 8.6-foot-long sarcophagus buried in Egypt 2,000 years ago beside a massive stone headEgyptian archaeologists have discovered what’s thought to be the largest granite sarcophagus ever found in Alexandria, measuring nearly nine feet long.  The massive stone casket was buried more than 16 feet beneath the surface alongside a huge alabaster head – likely belonging to the man who owned the tomb.

Experts say the ancient coffin has remained untouched since its burial thousands of years ago during the Ptolemaic period. Researchers working under the Supreme Council of Antiquities discovered the ancient tomb during an excavation in the Sidi Gaber district of Alexandria. The team was inspecting a resident’s land ahead of digs planned for the foundation of his building at Al-Karmili Street when they stumbled upon the remarkable Ptolemaic burial 5 meters deep. The Ptolemaic period lasted roughly 300 years, from 332-30 BCE, making this particular site more than 2,000 years old. READ MORE

 

Record-breaking rainfall threatens much of Japan, 160,000 advised or ordered to evacuate

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 05:11 PM PDT

Record-breaking rainfall threatens much of Japan, 160,000 advised or ordered to evacuateThe Japan Meteorological Agency has advised or ordered more than 160,000 people to evacuate as seasonal rain front hanging over the country threatens with record-breaking rainfall through the weekend. JMA cautioned of the rising likelihood of flooding, landslides, lightning and tornadoes. Stormy weather on July 5 has already left at least one person dead and several injured.  A low-pressure system

and an active rain front brought heavy rain to wide areas from western to eastern Japan on July 5 even after Typhoon “Prapiroon” was downgraded to an extra-tropical cyclone, the JMA said Thursday, July 5, 2018. In Inagawa, Hyogo Prefecture, three workers were swept away in a drain at a construction site for an industrial area at around 9:30 local time Thursday. All of them were rescued but one of them was later pronounced dead, town officials said, as reported by The Mainichi. READ MORE


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July 5, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

REUTERS

President Donald Trump interviewed three possible candidates to fill a coming vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, the White House said, a day after he spoke to Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah about the job.

The Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded an extensive set of guidelines put in place under President Obama that had called on colleges and universities to consider race as a way of promoting diversity.

A Senate Intelligence Committee report released supports three U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia tried to help Donald Trump win the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The U.S. Navy stands ready to ensure freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce, a spokesman for the U.S. military’s Central Command said on Thursday, after Iran threatened to block oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz if Washington bans its oil sales.

Germany, Austria and Italy will hold talks next week on how to “shut” the southern migration route into Europe and plan to work together on that issue, Germany’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Thursday.

At least 17 people have been killed in fighting between militants from Somalia’s al Shabaab group and clan militias in the country’s central semi-autonomous region of Galmudug, residents and the group told Reuters on Thursday.

Boeing will buy a controlling stake in the commercial aircraft arm of Brazilian planemaker Embraer under a new $4.75-billion joint venture, cementing a global passenger jet duopoly.

Oil edged lower on Thursday but still stood not far off its highest in 3-1/2 years, boosted by potential disruptions to flows from Iran and the Middle East despite a fresh demand from U.S. President Donald Trump that OPEC cut prices.

The labor market is viewed as being near or at full employment, with the jobless rate at an 18-year low of 3.8 percent. The unemployment rate has dropped by three-tenths of a percentage point this year and is near the Federal Reserve’s forecast of 3.6 percent by the end of this year.

Led by Peru, more than 50 countries urged Venezuela to restore the rule of law and open its doors to humanitarian assistance, as an economic crisis causes shortages of medicine and growing malnutrition.

AP Top Stories

A Thai official overseeing the rescue operation of a soccer team trapped in a flooded cave said the 12 boys and their coach may not all be extracted at the same time depending on their health.

The first lady Melania Trump visited with wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after traveling to the Washington-area hospital on a trip the White House did not publicly announce until after she had arrived.

The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday asked the government to stop providing detained parents with a new form that offers the choice to either be deported to their home country with or without their children after the families were separated at the border.

A Californian wildfire that began on the weekend has rapidly spread across 70,000 acres (28,000 hectares), authorities said Tuesday, with a growing number of areas affected by mandatory evacuation orders.

Despite no signs of North Korea abandoning its nuclear weapons any time soon, South Korea is literally bouncing ahead this week with peace efforts with its rival, which was threatening war just months ago.

AT&T, which recently acquired Time Warner in a landmark merger, is hiking up the prices for some DirecTV customers, even after telling a federal judge earlier this year that the merger could lower prices for its customers.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is now calling for the abolition of our current immigration system and a restructuring of Immigration and Customs Enforcement after facing criticism for dancing around the issue.

The longest total lunar eclipse of the century is set to dazzle most of the world, except the U.S., just shy of a year after the 2017 solar eclipse created a path of totality across America.

BBC

A wild banana that may hold the key to protecting the world’s edible banana crop has been put on the extinction list. It is found only in Madagascar, where there are just five mature trees left in the wild.

The home secretary has accused Russia of using Britain as a “dumping ground for poison” after a second incident involving the nerve agent Novichok.

A father died protecting his children in a rare polar bear attack in Canada’s northernmost territory of Nunavut.

A father died protecting his children in a rare polar bear attack in Canada’s northernmost territory of Nunavut. Chinaka Adoezuwe, 26, was killed after instructing the man to shoot him as he was wearing the charms around his neck. The client has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Syrian government and Russian warplanes are reportedly pounding rebel-held areas of south-west Syria, after rebels said talks to reach a truce had failed.

WND

It seems, according to a report in Reason, that Facebook “flagged and removed a post consisting almost entirely of text from the Declaration of Independence.” As “hate.”

Now the Episcopal Church is debating about overhauling its Book of Common Prayer, which is used in Episcopal congregations worldwide. The debate centers on making sure that prayers in the book are clear that God is not male, but doesn’t have a gender, The Washington Post reports.


News – 7/5/2018

Meet Spain’s First Transgender Woman Competing In The Miss Universe Pageant
Angela Ponce, who was born a biological male, stands at 5’9″ and claims to have started identifying as a woman at age three. She won this year’s Miss Universe Spain and will now compete against all the participating women — who were born female — later this year in Miss Universe.

Westminster Abbey urged by African ambassador to hand over looted relic
Ethiopia’s ambassador to the UK said the tabot – a tablet representing the Ark of the Covenant and the Ten Commandments – belonged in an Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Hailemichael Aberra Afework told The Art Newspaper: “We are urging all those who hold items looted from Ethiopia to return them. “This includes the tabot held at Westminster Abbey.

The Left Celebrates July 4 By Denouncing The First Amendment
If you’re on the Right, it is not news that the Left wants to shut us up. The only change is that this goal is being announced openly in the leading publications of the mainstream Left, specifically in a long article in The New York Times warning about “How Conservatives Weaponized the First Amendment.” Weaponized. That’s right, they’re giving the First Amendment the same treatment they gave the Second. Does free speech seem as scary and dangerous as an AR-15 yet? So what’s wrong with the First Amendment? It protects people the Left doesn’t like. No, really, that’s the argument.

“20lbs Of Human Waste” – Major Medical Convention Abandons San Francisco Citing Street Safety
Tourism is big business in San Francisco, bringing in $9 billion dollars a year to the city’s businesses. Now, a major medical convention expected to bring in 15,000 visitors and drop $40 million in less than a week has decided it will stop bringing its members to the City by the Bay because they don’t feel safe walking the streets. “I come from a third world county and it is not as bad as this,”

The New Oil Cartel Threatening OPEC
When reports emerged that India and China are in talks about forming an oil buyers’ club, OPEC was probably too busy with its upcoming June 22 meeting to concern itself with that dangerous alliance. Now, it may be time for it to start worrying.

Third earthquake reported in Israel’s north
An earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale was reported in the cities of Tiberius and Safed in the north of Israel Thursday morning.

Deal with Hamas on the way?
Hamas-affiliated journalist claims process underway for deal in which bodies of soldiers and civilians held by Hamas will be returned.

Palestinians: Mahmoud Abbas hospitalized for second time in two months
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized for the second time in two months, a senior Palestinian official told The Jerusalem Post’s sister publication Maariv.

Netanyahu Lifts MK Ban on Temple Mount Visits
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted a request by MK Yehuda Glick (Likud) and rescinded his executive order banning sitting MK’s from visiting the Temple Mount.

Defense Ministry carries out missile test from central Israel airbase
Israel’s Defense Ministry conducted a missile test from the Palmachim air base early Thursday morning. “In the framework of the Homa [missile defense] directorate, a planned test launch was conducted this morning,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement, without elaborating on what type of missile was launched. The Defense Ministry conducts regular missile tests from the Palmachim air base near the city of Rishon Letzion south of Tel Aviv.

Earthquake hits Israel’s north, for the third time in a week
An earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale was reported in the cities of Tiberius and Safed in the north of Israel Thursday morning.This is the third earthquake in the region this week. An earlier earthquake was felt by residents of the Haifa and Western Galilee region at around 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Downing Street sets out some details of new Brexit customs plan
Downing Street has set out some of the detail of how customs could be handled after Brexit. No 10 says its new plan – dubbed the “facilitated customs arrangement” – offers “the best of both worlds”. The details come as Theresa May and Angela Merkel prepare to discuss the progress of Brexit negotiations when they hold talks in Berlin later.

Syria war: Warplanes pound south-west after truce talks fail
Syrian government and Russian warplanes are reportedly pounding rebel-held areas of south-west Syria, after rebels said talks to reach a truce had failed. A monitoring group said there had been more than 600 air strikes and barrel bombings in Deraa province overnight. The attacks intensified after rebels rejected the terms of a ceasefire proposed by the Russian military.

New York City to Roll Out Buses of Peacekeepers After Violence in Communities
New York City will spend $1.8 million this year to roll out “mobile trauma units,” or buses filled with counselors and peacekeepers, to crime scenes throughout the city in an effort to ease tensions in communities after acts of gun violence. The buses will be deployed in January 2019 to each borough to provide trauma relief, as well as job and educational opportunities. Some team members have prior criminal records and former gang affiliations.

Iran’s Guards threatens to block oil shipments in Gulf
An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Wednesday that Tehran will block oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf if the United States bans Iranian oil sales. “If they want to stop Iranian oil exports, we will not allow any oil shipment to pass through the Strait of Hormuz,” Ismail Kowsari was quoted as saying by the Young Journalists Club (YJC) website.

How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What’s on Tonight
The growing concern over online data and user privacy has been focused on tech giants like Facebook and…smartphones. But people’s data is also increasingly being vacuumed right out of their living rooms via their televisions, sometimes without their knowledge. In recent years, data companies have harnessed new technology to immediately identify what people are watching…then using that information to send targeted advertisements to other devices in their homes.

Israel-Syria border agreement in danger of collapsing
The 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement between Israel and Syria may be in danger of collapsing, with Syria’s announced intention to return military forces to the town of Quneitra, located three kilometers from the Israeli border. The city is located in the buffer zone between Israel and Syria, that according to the Separation Agreement is supposed to remain demilitarized.

Australia Passes Law To Fine Parents Who Don’t Vaccinate Their Children
Australia has passed a controversial new law that has reinforced it’s “no jab, no pay” policy by fining parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.

More Doctors Admit to Diagnosing Healthy Patients with Cancer to Boost Profits
A growing number of doctors are now going on the record to admit they have been intentionally diagnosing healthy patients with cancer as it’s more profitable to treat them for the life-threatening illness.

California Governor Jerry Brown Releases 10,000 Pedophiles, Rapists From Prison
Over 10,000 sex offenders including convicted pedophiles and rapists have been released onto the streets thanks to Governor Jerry Brown and the ruling of a Superior Court Judge in Sacramento who say crimes such as “raping a drugged or unconscious victim” or “intimately touching an unlawfully restrained person” are not violent crimes.

BREAKING! Soros Caught Hiring Crisis Actors To Stage ANTIFA Attacks
Alex Jones breaks down how Hollywood is hyping up domestic terror to create friction between Americans as George Soros hires actors to participate in ANTIFA attacks.

Facebook deletes Declaration of Independence text as ‘hate’
Algorithm can’t tell difference between white nationalists, Jefferson

Home Office Told to Keep Importing Refugees to Every UK Town
George Soros-funded NGO Citizens UK has launched a campaign demanding the Home Office extend the refugee resettlement scheme to every corner of Britain.

Ten Year Old Drag Queen Celebrated By The Left
In case you were wondering what the depths of depravity looks like, we have it on video.

UK Court Upholds Ban on Praying Outside Abortion Clinic
The High Court of England and Wales ruled Monday that a “no-prayer zone” around a London abortion clinic is legal, in a move expected to encourage the establishment of similar buffer zones in the United Kingdom.

Mexico Reduces Legal Age Of Sexual Consent To 12
Mexico has lowered the legal age of sexual consent to just 12-years-old, becoming the latest nation to give in to pressure from an international liberal network of activists determined to normalize pedophilia and legalize sex with children across the world.

Blood Moon: Eclipse over Jerusalem Signals ‘End Times’}
The Blood Moon’s coming appearance over Jerusalem this month is claimed to be hugely significant as many esoteric and astrology communities claim is the sign of ‘end times.’

Scientist Behind Global Warming Theory Admits Data is False
The scientist who is widely regarded as the “Father of Global Warming” has admitted that the data used to promote his theory was false and manipulated to fit an agenda.

Transgender Model to Compete in 2018 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant
For the first time in the international beauty pageant’s 66 year history, a transgender female has been approved to compete in Miss Universe.

Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“We should never despair, our situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new exertions and proportion our efforts to the exigency of the times.” —George Washington (1777)

In Today’s Edition

  • The two parties’ visions couldn’t be a starker contrast.
  • Dear Millennials: Don’t conform to what that label is supposed to mean.
  • Facebook’s censorship strikes even the Declaration of Independence.
  • Trump understands the history of the U.S.-North Korean debate.
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

Contrasting Party Visions — Hope vs. Despair

Donald Trump and DNC Chief Tom Perez present a clear choice for Americans.

Don’t Conform to the Millennial Label

Being born in the 1980s or ’90s doesn’t mean one has to succumb to groupthink.

Unpatriotic Facebook Blocks Declaration of Independence

The social media giant exposes its leftist bias, calling our founding document “hate speech.”

Trump Understands U.S.-North Korea History

John Bolton puts to bed any suggestion that North Korea can pull the wool over Trump’s eyes.

Video: Are College Students Proud to Be American?

Campus Reform hits the streets of New York to ask young people their opinion.

Video: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

This Fourth of July, when you watch the fireworks, think about the Declaration of Independence.

Thursday Short Cuts

Hillary Clinton on her supporters’ vitriol: “If some of that comes across as a little uncivil, well, children’s lives are at stake.”

Thursday Top Headlines

Fourth of July shenanigans, Facebook censorship, Democrats’ future, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Jonah Goldberg
Trump Must Stick to His Supreme Court List
Marc A. Thiessen
The Left’s Contempt Is Going to Reelect Trump
Star Parker
The Demagoguery of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Byron York
Donald Trump’s Mainstream Immigration Policy
Walter E. Williams
College Destruction of Black Students

Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon


ApostasyWatch Daily News

Grace Church of the Islands Pastor Deposed for Abusing Men and Boys With Foot Fetish

Supreme Court Finalist Amy Coney Barrett Is Allegedly a Member of a Religious Group That’s Been Called a “Cult”

Episcopal Church Debates Whether to Make God Gender-Neutral in Book of Common Prayer

Former Crystal Cathedral Begins ‘Holy Year of Preparation’ for Grand Opening as Catholic Church

Haunting Images Reveal Eerie former Base of Notorious Lost Cult

UK – ‘Gay conversion therapy’ to be banned as part of LGBT equality plan

‘Thank God for Abortion’ Float Appears in New York City Homosexual Pride Parade

America Is Helping: Iraqi Christians Thank US for Helping Them Rebuild After ISIS Destruction


Headlines – 7/5/2018

Palestinian official slams Trump, Kushner; says ‘real estate men’ won’t solve conflict

Palestinians favour jailed leader Barghouthi as Abbas successor

In ‘surprise’ move, Slovakia says cultural mission to open in Jerusalem

Two more minor earthquakes send tremors through Israel’s north

Ultra-Orthodox MK suggests earthquake was due to Western Wall mixed prayer area

Ban on Israeli lawmakers visits to Temple Mount lifted

Rare Coin From Fourth Year of Jewish Revolt Found in Ancient Jerusalem Drain

Not Just Israel: Middle East Is the Most Active on Social Media, Poll Finds

For the First Time, an Israeli Will Head UN Human Rights Committee

Germany negotiating prisoner swap between Hamas and Israel – report

Palestinian teen shot in Jerusalem embassy Gaza border protests dies of wounds

IDF chief visits Golan Heights as masses of Syrians flee to the area

Defense official to Israeli TV: Syrian troops in buffer zone will be targeted

Assad’s regime pounds south Syria after rebels say talks with Russia failed

Assad’s bombings damage Roman theater in city mentioned by Pharaohs

Iraq launches major offensive against ISIS after they executed abductees

Hezbollah may have pulled half its forces out of Syria

Jordan Says Waiting for Assad’s Permission to Give Aid to Refugees in Syria

Jordan’s foreign minister tells Russia ceasefire needed in southern Syria

Syrian rebels say talks with Russia over south ‘failed’

Russia: Complete Iranian withdrawal from Syria is ‘absolutely unrealistic’

Austria’s Kurz to Rouhani: ‘Unacceptable’ to question Israel’s right to exist

Netanyahu Praises Trump, Calls on Europe to Break Relations With Iran, In July 4 Message

Netanyahu: Rouhani’s attempts to stave off US sanctions will fail

Rouhani calls Trump’s sanctions a “crime and aggression”

Iran says Trump’s oil ban on Iran is ‘self harm’

Rouhani says US has not thought about consequences of Iran oil ban

Iran’s Guards threatens to block oil shipments in Gulf

US vows to keep oil lanes open after Iran threatens to block key strait

U.S. Sidelined as Five Powers Set to Give Iran New Assurance

After Promises Of ‘Transparency,’ Pentagon Under Scrutiny For Troop Number Blackout

Japan’s Shinzo Abe Cancels Iran Visit Over U.S. Pressure, Report Says

Rouhani threatens to cut level of cooperation with nuclear watchdog

U.S. softens North Korea approach as Pompeo prepares for more nuclear talks

U.S. Does Not Recognize Russia’s Annexation of Crimea, Says White House

Russian Nerve Agent Strikes U.K. on Eve of NATO Summit

U.K. Police: ‘Major Incident’ as Couple Poisoned in Attack Similar to One on Former Russian Double Agent

‘Pure Genocide’: Over 6,000 Nigerian Christians Slaughtered, Mostly Women and Children

Somalia’s terror group bans ‘harmful’ plastic bags

Saudi Arabia Still Detaining Dozens From Corruption Crackdown

Turkey issues decree transferring powers to president

Erdogan to be sworn in Monday with new powers

Mexico’s president-elect shuns guards, asks ‘people’ for protection

Trump shocked aides with repeated talk of invading Venezuela, US official says ?

Fish for flour? Barter is the new currency in collapsing Venezuela

Merkel warns against trade war as Trump takes aim at cars

UK reportedly tells Trump he cannot meet with Brexit architect Nigel Farage

Merkel warns of worldwide financial crisis

Rife With Anxiety, Markets Are Churning at the Fastest Rate Since 2008

In U.S., Record-Low 47% Extremely Proud to Be Americans

Journalists struggle to keep online threats from escalating

Police: gas prices fuel stabbing

The New Oil Cartel Threatening OPEC

Trump slams OPEC on Twitter over gas prices, says cartel is ‘doing little to help’

‘Our most fundamental values are under attack’: Democrats issue bleak July Fourth statement

NASA to test ‘quiet’ supersonic flights over Texas

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Port-Olry, Vanuatu

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Dawei, Burma

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Pangai, Tonga

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Shijak, Albania

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 23,000ft

Agung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 20,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 14,000ft

Guatemala raises number of missing to 332 in deadly volcano eruption

West Pacific Tropical Storm Maria Now Quickly Intensifying Near Guam; Why This Name is Still Being Used

Hurricane Fabio rapidly losing strength far off west Mexico

Houston streets flood after heavy rains, sparking memories of Harvey

Record breaking rain kills 6 in Lahore, brings city to stand still

Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week

Heat wave smashes records around the world – a look at the sizzling temperatures

Record-breaking heat wave turns deadly in southern Canada, eastern US

Exploding wildfires in US West derail holiday plans

A July 4 Without Fireworks? Wildfire-Plagued Cities Turn to Drones

A vaccine we don’t even use anymore is a reason polio keeps spreading – yes, really

First test tube rhino embryos could bring extinct species back from dead

Episcopal Church Debates Whether to Make God Gender-Neutral in Book of Common Prayer

Woman Faces 20 Years in Prison for Embezzling Over $800K From Her Church

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 10:19 AM PDT

Woman Faces 20 Years in Prison for Embezzling Over $800K From Her ChurchA 63-year-old woman has been found guilty of embezzling more than $818,000 from a Catholic church in Wisconsin.  Deborah Marcellus, who served as the director of development of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rice Lake, this week pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Madison to wire fraud and filing a false income tax return, according to the Sawyer County Record.

Marcellus generated more than 200 fraudulent checks from church bank accounts for $818,604 from 2011 until April 2017, according to an investigation done by the IRS and the Rice Lake Police Department. St. Joseph’s Church and the Diocese of Superior cooperated in the probe. U.S. District Judge James Peterson has scheduled sentencing for Oct. 2, and she faces up to 20 years in federal prison. READ MORE

Facebook flagged Declaration of Independence quotes as “hate speech”

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 10:08 AM PDT

Facebook flagged Declaration of Independence quotes as “hate speech”It seems all content is not created equal. A Facebook algorithm categorized parts of the Declaration of Independence as hate speech and took down excerpts of it ahead of the Fourth of July.  An editor for the Liberty County Vindicator, a community newspaper in Texas, said Facebook took action after the paper started posting the text of the historic document. The Vindicator posted the Declaration of Independence in 12 parts on its Facebook page leading up the nation’s birthday. Facebook sent a notice that one of those parts “goes against our standards on hate speech.”

According to the Vindicator, Facebook flagged a passage that included the phrase “merciless Indian savages” at the end of a long rebuke of King George III. After the Declaration’s famous opening lines about all men being created equal and having an inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it goes on to list 27 specific grievances against the king’s rule. The last of those reads: “He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.” READ MORE

Series of quakes in Israel stir remembrance of 80-Year-Old prophecy prelude to Gog and Magog War

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 09:55 AM PDT

Series of quakes in Israel stir remembrance of 80-Year-Old prophecy prelude to Gog and Magog WarNorthern Israel was shaken by four small earthquakes in less than 24 hours on Wednesday and though it is impossible to absolutely predict seismic activity, seismologists warn that the region is due for a major shake-up.  The recent earthquakes hint at deeper meanings. One mystic predicted 80 years ago that major earthquakes in Israel would precede the War of Gog and Magog, making the earth-shattering changes necessary to bring the Messiah. And a scientist, seeking to find a historical pattern, discovered a compelling link between earthquakes and prophecy.

The first earthquake hit at around 4:50 a.m., followed by another at around 10:45 p.m..Two more followed at around midnight and 1:30 a.m., all registering aout 4.2 on the Richter Scale with their epicenter approximately 5.5 miles north of Tiberias. Though relatively gentle, the tremors were felt in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.  Though there were neither reports of injury or damage, earthquakes are cause for concern in Israel which is part of the geologically active Syrian-African Rift, extending from Lebanon to Mozambique. READ MORE

Eerie ‘eye of God’ appears in the sky in the middle of nowhere

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 09:45 AM PDT

Eerie ‘eye of God’ appears in the sky in the middle of nowhereFootage has emerged that appears to show what some are dubbing the “eye of God.”  The clip was filmed in China’s Inner Mongolia and shows a menacing-looking cloud formation in the shape of a glaring eyeball.  The video is currently going viral on Chinese social media after a resident filmed it in the Hulunbuir Region. No other details appear to be available on the extraordinary clip, which was shot on

June 25. But it does seem like the sky is clear, apart from a single cloud that weirdly hovers over the sun. It comes after incredible footage claims to show God walking across the sky between clouds in a patch of brilliant white light. The astonishing clip begins by showing a storm gathering in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as huge gray clouds loom. The woman who posted it said: “Hey, we’ve got a storm over here. READ MORE

America not prepared for catastrophic asteroid impact

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 06:17 AM PDT

America not prepared for catastrophic asteroid impactMillions of people would die if a rogue asteroid barrelling towards the planet struck as the USA is not ready to deal with such an impending threat, a shocking NASA report revealed.  The National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and Action Plan report warned an asteroid just 40metres to 60m-wide would be enough to cause unimaginable death and destruction.  Dire asteroid impact estimate maps

show what would happen if such an asteroid struck in the heart of New York.  The resulting blast would completely level the neighborhoods of Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, New Rochdale, Jersey city and extend out into Staten Island, Paterson, Newark and White Plains. Current NASA estimates suggest there are more than 300,000 objects larger than 40m orbiting the sun that could pose an impact hazard. READ MORE

Deadly hailstorm strikes Valencia, Italy producing damage to 127,200 acres of crops

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 06:08 AM PDT

Deadly hailstorm strikes Valencia, Italy producing damage to 127,200 acres of cropsAn intense storm that hit Spain’s Valencia on Sunday, June 30, 2018, caused ‘extremely serious damage’ to crops in the region, with up to 11,000 ha (27,200 acres) of crops affected. The storm caused ‘extremely serious damage’ in the La Ribera area of Valencia and many farmers lost their entire crop, Valencia   farming association, AVA-ASAJA said.  According to the first estimate made by the association, the agricultural area affected by the storm exceeds 11 000 hectares (27,200 acres),

with economic losses of up to €47 million (US$58 million).  Persimmons are the worst affected. Some 3 500 ha (8,650 acres) were affected, many of which had 100% losses, AVA-ASAJA said. The organization estimated this would translate into a 15% drop in production on the next crop, which, added to the 10% reduction the industry was already expecting due to frosts in February and March, will lead to Valencia’s persimmon production dropping by a quarter. READ MORE

Record 36,605 lightning strikes in a day, large hail destroys homes, cars and crops in France

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 06:01 AM PDT

Record 36,605 lightning strikes in a day, large hail destroys homes, cars and crops in FranceViolent thunderstorms hit parts of southwestern France on July 4, 2018, producing a total of 36 605 lightning strikes in 24 hours. This is the worst day in terms of lightning strikes in France so far this, breaking the previous record of 33 841 strikes recorded on May 28, 2018, according to Meteo France.

In just four days (July 1 – 4), Meteo France registered approximately 87 000 lightning strikes across the country, which represents more than half of the ‘normal’ July lightning strikes. 28 departments were placed on Orange alert, the second highest warning: For more on this story and incredible pictures click HERE

‘Extra’ Host Mario Lopez Reveals ‘Unfortunate’ Truth for Christians in Hollywood

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 05:46 AM PDT

‘Extra’ Host Mario Lopez Reveals ‘Unfortunate’ Truth for Christians in HollywoodIt’s no secret Christianity is a tough sell in Beverly Hills, and in a recent interview, popular E! News host Mario Lopez described that reality as “unfortunate.”  “[Faith] is alive in me. It’s not really as prevalent [in Hollywood] as I think it should be,” Lopez told podcast host Lucas Miles in early June. “If you don’t think necessarily the way the left does entirely — they don’t embrace diverse thought, so it’s

unfortunate.” The beloved child actor went on to say he knows some people to whom faith holds an “important” place, adding, “It’s just not as embraced as you think it would be.”But despite the unwillingness in Hollywood to rally around Christianity, Lopez noted the irony of how successful faith-based movies have become in recent years. He even predicted more Christian movies coming in the future. READ MORE

How to Know Heaven Is for Real

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 05:34 AM PDT

How to Know Heaven Is for Real(By Jentezen Franklin) Life can be difficult. At any given time, there are precious people who are strained and stretched to their limit emotionally. There are people struggling with physical pain or pressured by financial difficulties. There are people challenged by disharmony and chaos in their families and their marriages. It’s part of life on earth.  Satan tries to keep us focused on our problems so we forget about our promises. He wants us to live shallow, earth-bound lives. Our enemy wants us to focus on the temporary and lose sight of the eternal, because we become dangerous to his plans when we have eternity in our sight.

He doesn’t want us to remember we are headed for heaven. The apostle John wrote these words while marooned on the Isle of Patmos: “After this I looked. And there was an open door in heaven. The first voice I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, ‘Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.’ Immediately I was in the Spirit. And there was a throne set in heaven with One sitting on the throne!” (Rev. 4:1-2). READ MORE

Rare 3.0 earthquake strikes England, 2nd Quake in weeks

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 05:22 AM PDT

Rare 3.0 earthquake strikes England, 2nd Quake in weeksAn earthquake has hit England with residents across Surrey and Sussex feeling the 3.0 magnitude tremor. The epicenter has been placed in Cranleigh, a small village a few miles west of Crawley.  The tremor hit the Crawley area at 11.53am, with the United States Geoglogical Survey placing the epicentre at Cranleigh, Surrey. Terrified residents said they heard what sounded like thunder as they felt the ground shaking and furniture moving.  Aleesha Farnham, of Bewbush, just outside Crawley, told the Croydon Advertiser how she was screaming in fear as the earthquake struck. She said: “I’m in a bit of a state of shock. I was getting my son down for his nap. Then for about five maybe six seconds I felt this awful noise. The house was shaking. “Then the only way I can describe it was I thought it was a rumble of thunder. But shortly after the rumble everything started shaking. READ MORE

An earthquake struck Britain on June 27th near Gatwick Airport, First reported in 250 years, shakes Houses – A magnitude 2.6 earthquake that “shook houses” has struck in Surrey around 4km away from Gatwick Airport, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS). The earthquake, measuring 2.6 on the Richter scale, was recorded near the village of Newdigate in Mole Valley at a depth of 5km. READ MORE

 

Walmart removes ‘Impeach’ Trump shirts after outrage

Posted: 04 Jul 2018 11:05 AM PDT

Walmart removes ‘Impeach’ Trump shirts after outrageWalmart on Tuesday removed shirts and other gear from its online marketplace bearing the phrase “Impeach 45” after supporters of US President Donald Trump lambasted the retail giant on social media. Walmart nixed the items after images of jerseys and baby gear with the anti-Trump slogan went viral on social media. At midday, the phrase #BoycottWalmart was trending on Twitter.

“These items were sold by third-party sellers on our open marketplace, and were not offered directly by Walmart,” a company spokesman said. “We’re removing these types of items pending review of our marketplace policies.” The controversy highlights a challenge of doing business in a country increasingly polarized by politics, where supporters and critics of Trump have become more vocal in pressuring companies with boycott threats when they appear to be taking sides. READ MORE

 

Deadly wildfires continue to spread in the West, Hundreds of homes destroyed

Posted: 04 Jul 2018 10:57 AM PDT

Deadly wildfires continue to spread in the West, Hundreds of homes destroyedA growing swath of wildfires in western United States threatens to damper holiday plans as park rangers and fire officials across the region have greatly curtailed accessibility to National Parks and campgrounds ahead of the Independence Day holiday.  In the Colorado mountains, a wildfire destroyed more than 100 homes, while blazes across the parched U.S. West kept hundreds of other homes under evacuation

orders. Late Monday, a fire near Fort Garland, about 205 miles southwest of Denver, had destroyed 104 homes in a mountain housing development.  The so-called Spring Creek fire is one of six large wildfires burning in Colorado. While investigators believe it was started by a spark from a fire pit, other fires were started by lightning. READ MORE

Bright fireball streaks across skies of Guangdong, China

Posted: 04 Jul 2018 10:49 AM PDT

Bright fireball streaks across skies of Guangdong, ChinaA very bright fireball was recorded streaking across the sky over southeast China’s province of Guangdong at 17:50 UTC on July 2, 2018 (00:50 local time, July 3).  According to EXOSS Citizen Science Project, the fireball crossed over Guangdong’s Buolo County and lasted more than 5 seconds.

Although its middle part was covered by clouds and the last part blocked by a building, it is still possible to notice its great brightness. The event comes just one month after another very bright fireball exploded over the Chinese city of Jinghong in Yunnan Province. READ MORE

Record-breaking rain strikes Lahore, leaving most of it under water and without power in Pakistan

Posted: 04 Jul 2018 10:40 AM PDT

Record-breaking rain strikes Lahore, leaving most of it under water and without power in PakistanHeavy monsoon rains, described as the worst in decades, left at least 9 people dead and 10 injured in the Pakistani city of Lahore (population 6.3 million) on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The city received record-breaking rain that left much of it under water and without power. Heavy rains are expected to continue falling across the region over the next 3 days. Residents are urged to heed official warnings. The city of

Lahore, capital of Punjab Province, received a total of 252 mm (9.9 inches) of rain in 24 hours on Monday and Tuesday, breaking the previous daily rainfall record set in 1980. Floodwaters left many many people were stranded in their homes and damaged over 200 electricity feeders across the city, leaving much of it without power. The storm also disrupted air and land traffic, as major roads turned into pools. READ MORE

Deadly Heatwave grips eastern Canada, leaving 11 dead in Montreal, 15 across Quebec

Posted: 04 Jul 2018 10:34 AM PDT

Deadly Heatwave grips eastern Canada, leaving 11 dead in Montreal, 15 across QuebecA sweltering heat wave is affecting much of central and eastern Canada. At least 15 people have died in Quebec over the past few days, with 11 in the city of Montreal, prompting city officials to unveil their emergency response plan to avoid a spike in the number of deaths. The heat wave started on Friday, June 29 with temperatures reaching more than 45 °C (113 °F) this past weekend along with high humidity. The warm and humid airmass over Southern Quebec will persist through Thursday, July 3.

Today, humidex values will reach near 40 °C (104 °F). However, conditions will grow even more uncomfortable on Thursday with humidex values reaching 43 °C (109.4 °F). Montreal residents made hundreds of calls to 811 and ambulances on Monday and Tuesday, July 2 and 3, 2018, forcing officials to raise the city response level from ‘alert’ to an ‘intervention.’ The city’s public health director, Dr. Mylène Drouin, said officials want to avoid repeating what happened in 2010 when extreme heat caused 106 deaths in the Montreal area. READ MORE

Series of earthquakes rattle northern Israel

Posted: 04 Jul 2018 10:29 AM PDT

Series of earthquakes rattle northern IsraelA minor earthquake rattled the Haifa region and northern Israel early Wednesday morning, followed by several smaller tremors, authorities said. The temblor registered a 4.1 on the Richter scale and was

centered four kilometers deep in the northern Sea of Galilee, the Israeli Geophysical Institute said. It struck at around 4:50 a.m., according to the institute. There were no reports of injuries or damage. MORE


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REUTERS

President Donald Trump said he met with four potential Supreme Court justices on Monday, while a person familiar with the selection process said Trump was focused keenly on two people, although others were still in contention.

President Donald Trump said on Monday he had spoken to Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador about border security and believed the new Mexican leader would help the United States with its border issue.

The Trump administration plans to revoke guidelines that encourage considering race in the college admissions process as a way of promoting diversity, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The Trump administration on Monday named a top White House lawyer Uttam Dhillon, who most recently served as deputy White House counsel, as the new head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration after the agency’s prior acting administrator announced his retirement last month.

The United Arab Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority on Tuesday ordered firms to identify and freeze the accounts and assets of nine Iranian individuals and entities the UAE has placed on its terrorism list, national news agency WAM said.

Romania’s government moved a step closer to partly decriminalizing abuse of office on Tuesday, a change that could overturn a prison sentence given to the leader of the ruling party.

Rescuers battled intensifying rain to furiously pump water from a cave in Thailand on Tuesday, as officials thrashed out plans to extract a young soccer team located by divers after being trapped and incommunicado for 10 days.

A volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali erupted late on Monday, hurling lava and ash kilometers into the air and prompting panicked residents to flee their homes. Mount Agung in northeast Bali has been rumbling since late last year and on Friday there was a temporary closure of the island’s international airport, disrupting flights and stranding thousands of travelers.

Some Hong Kong officials and lawmakers are encouraging younger residents to consider living across the mainland China border so that they can escape the territory’s sky-high apartment prices and find more job opportunities. It is not an easy sell but some pro-China business leaders say resistance to the idea will eventually crumble.

China’s embassy in Washington has issued a security advisory to Chinese nationals traveling to the United States, the latest such warning as trade tensions escalate between the two countries.

AP Top Stories

Amid steep increases in overdose deaths, Americans overwhelmingly consider drug addiction a major problem whether they live in the city, country or suburbs.

A Philippine mayor on President Rodrigo Duterte’s list of allegedly narcotics-linked officials was shot dead Monday by a “sniper” in a broad daylight attack at a town ceremony, police said.

An Iranian diplomat has been arrested along with two people suspected of plotting a bomb attack on a meeting of an exiled Iranian opposition group in France attended by Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Belgian authorities said on Monday.

A federal judge on Monday determined the U.S. government is violating its own rules regarding the treatment of people seeking asylum.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Switzerland on Monday at the start of European trip billed as of “prime importance” after the US pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

The Trump administration has drafted legislation that would allow the U.S. to ditch World Trade Organization rules and give President Donald Trump tighter control over U.S. trade policy, according to Axios, which published the leaked draft.

The increased pump prices are now eating into the disposable income of the average American household that will have a total of $440 less to spend this year on other goods and services because this money is expected to go for buying higher-priced gasoline.

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A Catholic archbishop in Australia has been given a maximum sentence of 12 months in detention for concealing child sexual abuse in the 1970s. Philip Wilson, now archbishop of Adelaide, is the most senior Catholic globally to be convicted of the crime.

A disintegrating Nike trainer worn by Michael J Fox in the Back to the Future sequel has sold for $92,100. The left shoe, made for Fox in his role as Marty McFly, is part of the film’s pair of self-lacing Nike Air Mags.

The UN has placed Colombia’s Chiribiquete national park on its list of world heritage sites. The park is the country’s largest and has one of the highest rates of plant diversity in the northern Amazon. It is also famous for its table-top rock formations, which rise out of the forest.

The Israeli parliament has passed a law to withhold money from the Palestinian Authority over its payments to families of Palestinians jailed by Israel or killed while carrying out attacks.

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Not only did the Mexican town of Cheran drive out organized crime in its effort to overcome corruption, it got rid of every cop and politician.And after seven years of governance by a ruling assembly of representatives of local neighborhoods, the highland town of 20,000 between Guadalajara and Mexico City is doing quite well, thank you, reports Vice News.

It seems the state of South Carolina wants to ensure it doesn’t fall short of the goals of its economic development agency for lack of workers. Officials plan to create a “statewide personal information data warehouse” to “track children and funnel them into the workforce.”

Something unexpected has been gradually making itself known to geologists in the United States. A huge mass of molten rock is creeping upwards beneath the nation’s north eastern states.

The Portland State University Women’s Studies department will offer a course next semester exploring “ecological feminist spirituality” and the potential for an “ecological revolution.”


News – 7/3/2018

Jared Kushner says US will soon present Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without Abbas

If President Abbas is willing to come back to the table, we are ready to engage; if he is not, we will likely air the plan publicly,” Mr Kushner said, according to an English transcript of his words provided by Washington

PA: Law to deduct terrorists’ salaries from tax money ‘a declaration of war’

Abbas’ spokesman says Knesset crossed a ‘red line’ in its decision to deduct terrorists’ salaries from roughly $130 million in monthly tax revenues Israel collects on behalf of Palestinian Authority;

China Claims It Has Developed A New Laser Gun That Can Set People On Fire From Half A Mile Away

Named the ZKZM-500 after the company that allegedly produced it, the firearm can supposedly produce an energy beam that can’t be seen by the naked eye, but can burn through human skin and other materials, and travel roughly half a mile away, according to a Sunday report from the South China Morning Post.

Trump meets with Supreme Court contenders, two in focus

U.S. President Donald Trump said he met with four potential Supreme Court justices on Monday, while a person familiar with the selection process said Trump was focused keenly on two people, although others were still in contention.

Trump calls Maxine Waters ‘corrupt,’ says she’s becoming the ‘face’ of the Democratic Party

President Trump on Tuesday lashed out at Rep. Maxine Waters as “one of the most corrupt people in politics” while arguing the outspoken liberal is becoming “the face” of the Democratic Party as the midterm elections heat up. “Crazy Maxine Waters, said by some to be one of the most corrupt people in politics, is rapidly becoming, together with Nancy Pelosi, the FACE of the Democrat Party,” Trump tweeted. “Her ranting and raving, even referring to herself as a wounded animal, will make people flee the Democrats!”

Minister: It’s official – More Jews in Israel than US

Israeli Jews now constitute the largest Jewish community in the world, a government minister said Monday, surpassing the American Jewish community by nearly one million people.

Trump moves are killing two-state solution, Palestinian PM spokesman says

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared the American administration incapable of being an honest broker and therefore unwelcome to participate in the peace-making process. The American peace-making team headed by Jared Kushner seems unfazed and is apparently trying to reach out to the populace instead of the government. Can this strategy succeed?

DUST STORM SWALLOWS MARS

A martian dust storm that started in late May, silencing NASA’s Opportunity rover, has now wrapped itself around the entirety of Mars, transforming the appearance of the Red Planet. “Mars has essentially vanished beneath the dust,”

Western nations de-facto boycott condemnation of Israel at UNHCR

Western nations held a defacto boycott of the Agenda Item 7 debate against Israel at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday. Only 22%, 43 nations out of the 193 UN countries who could have taken the floor, stood up to condemn Israel. France, which had initially signed up to speak, changed its mind at the last moment and was not present in the room when its name was called.

German intel: Iran wants to expand weapons into nuclear arsenal

A newly released German intelligence report from the state of Bavaria concluded that the Islamic Republic of Iran is working to turn its conventional military weapons into a system for weapons of mass destruction. “Iran, North Korea, Syria and Pakistan are making efforts to expand their conventional weapons arsenal through the production of weapons of mass destruction,” wrote the Bavarian intelligence agency in April 2018.

Thailand cave rescue: Boys ‘could be in cave for months’

Twelve boys and their football coach trapped in a Thai cave are alive, but will need to learn to dive or wait months for flooding to recede before they can get out, the army says. The group had been missing for nine days before they were found by divers late on Monday on a small dry ledge. Rescuers are now battling rising water to bring more supplies to the group.

China firm develops ‘laser gun’

A Chinese firm has developed a laser gun designed for police use that can set fire to protesters’ hair or banners from a range of almost one kilometre. The general manager of the ZKZM fiber laser company, who asked to remain anonymous, said the weapon would “immediately” produce a “strong pain response” in the target but stressed it was designed to be “non-lethal”.

Tech’s ‘Dirty Secret’: The App Developers Sifting Through Your Gmail

Google said a year ago it would stop its computers from scanning the inboxes of Gmail users for information to personalize advertisements, saying it wanted users to “remain confident that Google will keep privacy and security paramount.” But the internet giant continues to let hundreds of outside software developers scan the inboxes of millions of Gmail users…

Iran thinks Israel has been stealing its clouds to cause a drought

An Iranian general has accused Israel of ‘manipulating weather’ to prevent rain over the Islamic republic – aka, stealing the country’s clouds. Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali, head of Iran’s Civil Defence Organisation, alleged that his country was facing cloud ‘theft’ during a press conference. However he was later contradicted by the nation’s weather chief.

Cyber Command moves closer to a major new weapon

The Air Force issued a formal proposal earlier this month for the Department of Defense’s long-awaited cyber weapon system, known as the Unified Platform, sources tell Fifth Domain. DoD officials have said the Unified Platform is one of U.S. Cyber Command’s largest and most critical acquisition programs to date. Industry officials have said it is necessary to conduct cyber operations and is critical to national security.

Trump moves to block China Mobile’s U.S. entry on security concerns

The U.S. government has moved to block China Mobile (0941.HK) from offering services to the country’s telecommunications market, recommending its application be rejected because the firm posed national security risks. The move by President Donald Trump’s administration comes amid growing trade frictions between Washington and Beijing.

Massive spy program invades Trump country

…The “warehouse” plan, the council asserted, is “vague, the permissions are sweeping, and the accountability mechanisms are completely absent.” The council said the main purpose of the data warehouse is to track children and funnel them into the workforce.

Masters of the Universe: Facebook Admits to Sharing User Data with 61 Companies

Facebook has admitted to sharing the personal data of its users with 61 different companies.

Horror in Iran — Regime OPENS FIRE on Demonstrators Protesting Lack of DRINKING WATER!
The Iranian Regime is failing. The people of of Khouzestan province held several large demonstrations this week to protest the lack of water in the province. The running water in the province looks like mud.

New Mexican President Told Citizens to “Leave Their Towns and Find a Life in the United States”

Mexico’s new socialist president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as the Mexican Hugo Chavez, previously told citizens of the country they “must leave their towns and find a life in the United States.”

Elderly Anglican Priest Defends His Marriage to 25-Year-Old Male Model
A 79-year-old gay Anglican priest in the U.K. has defended his marriage to a 25-year-old male model from Romania, insisting he is not “a dirty old man” but just wants “to show people we are normal.”

MEDICAL TYRANNY: Doctors ordered to refuse health care services to parents who opt out of child vaccinations
Parents want to do what’s best for their children, especially when it comes to their health. For many, that means trusting their family doctor to lead them in the right direction — but when doctors receive benefits for pushing drugs and inoculations, that trust can easily be abused. Industry influence in medicine is so strong that doctors are now being encouraged to stop seeing patients who aren’t vaccinated.

“Pro-choice” California doesn’t believe GAY people should have a choice at all – counseling professionals to be fined and jailed

Should it pass and be signed into law, Assembly Bill 2943 would actually make it a criminal offense for licensed professionals to offer counseling services to members of the LGBT community who no longer wish to be a part of it.

Rep. Nunes to Depose 17 Deep State Members In House Intelligence Hearings
Representative Devin Nunes, the head of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee is taking his life into his own hands. This week, he is deposing 17 members of the Deep State. If he is allowed to continue, there will be nowhere that Hillary Clinton can run or hide.

Experts warn that your phone really is listening to you

Your phone (and Google, and Facebook) is always watching: It knows where you’ve been, where you are and where you want to go, it knows who you’re talking to and what restaurant you went to for dinner. The omniscient, omnipresence of the digital world is indeed highly concerning.


Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“The Declaration of Independence … [is the] declaratory charter of our rights, and the rights of man.” —Thomas Jefferson (1819)

In Today’s Edition

  • Are you proud to be an American? Not if you’re a Democrat.
  • Judiciary in crisis — 17% of federal bench is vacant.
  • The Supreme Court fallout for public unions after Janus.
  • Remember: illegal aliens commit a lot of crimes beyond border infractions.
  • Why do we celebrate the Fourth of July?
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

Proud to Be an American?

A new Gallup survey shows that fewer Democrats than ever truly love this country.

Judiciary in Crisis With 17% Vacancies

Democrats continue obstructing Trump and the judicial confirmation process.

The Supreme Fallout for Public Unions

Public unions lost a lot of power when the Supreme Court ruled workers don’t have to pay.

Contra ‘Fact-Checkers,’ Illegals Are a Crime Problem

The MSM uses dubious data analysis in its attempts to debunk Trump’s claims.

Video: Why Do We Celebrate the Fourth of July?

Why do we celebrate? What happened in 1776? Will Witt went to the beach to see if people know.

Tuesday Short Cuts

“The argument that the signers made to justify their revolution was an argument against all forms of governmental privilege.” —Jay Cost

Tuesday Top Headlines

SCOTUS, women voters, suing oil, F-35 boondoggle, Facebook, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Ken Blackwell

America Celebrates Another Freedom Revolution

Rebecca Hagelin

Freedom Is, Once Again, on the March in the United States of America

Stephen Moore

Give Us Your Young, Energetic, Talented Masses

Dennis Prager

If We’re Nazis, Expect More Violence

Rich Lowry

Roe Is a Travesty


Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon

ApostasyWatch Daily News

Mike Gendron – Four Progressive Steps into Apostasy 

The World of Christian Worship is a Dangerous Deception

Contemporary Christian Artist Sees Third Great Awakening Coming

Beth Moore Warns: Twitter Is a Breeding Ground for Abusers, Freaks and Fake Christians

Tacoma megachurch pastor dismissed amid allegations of misconduct with former employee

Art Azurdia Removed from Pulpit at Trinity Church Portland Due to Immorality

Death Toll in Jos, Nigeria Attacks at 218, Including Pastor, Wife and Son

Mike Ratliff – Christian transformation vs works righteousness

Bill Hybels ‘Entered Into Sin,’ Willow Creek Elders Now Admit, Apologizing for Not Believing Women

Sunday ‘Celebration’ Planned for Fallen Pastor Fred Price Jr.’s Return to Megachurch Pulpit

Jim Bakker: God Told Me 1st Horse of the Apocalypse Is Now Released, Trump Is Respite Before the End

Rachel Held Evans Acknowledges Abortion Targets Minorities; Is Still For It

“Prophetess” Stacey Campbell Participated in and Promoted Catholic Event that’s in submission to the Magisterium of the Church

Episcopal Church Head Michael Curry Meets U2, Talks About ‘Reclaiming Jesus’ and Changing the World

Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps – Former Cult Member Says Leader Asked Her to Kidnap a Mexican Child Who’d Crossed U.S. Border

Militia-Style Cult’s Ex-Members Detail Violence and ‘Deliverance’ Inside Secretive Compound

Pastor charged with impersonating police officer in St. Charles

Woman Claims Mormon Church’s Cover-Up Culture Protected Her Sexual Predator Dad

Hindu Extremists Launch Multifaceted Attack on Pastor, Son in Southern India


Headlines – 7/3/2018

EU consults with Israel and PA on supporting two-state solution

Abbas said seeking unity government with Hamas to counter US peace maneuvers

Poll shows most Israelis have little hope for Trump peace plan

New West Bank Settlement’s Sewage Overflowing Into Palestinian Fields

American ex-UN envoys urge restoration of Palestinian refugee funds

Palestinian youth killed after breaching Gaza security fence

Knesset guards eject four MKs as debate over Gaza children hits raw nerves

Twitter blocks Hamas, Hezbollah accounts in Israel

Australia just took a cue from Trump on Palestine, and it proves his unconventional approach can pay off

Australia ends direct aid to PA over payments to terrorists

Knesset passes law freezing PA funding over terror payouts

Lawmakers cheer approval of law slashing PA funds over terror payments

Knesset to vote on ultra-Orthodox draft bill, splitting coalition and opposition

Ultra-Orthodox leader says he’ll topple government if enlistment bill passes

Netanyahu claims media has been hounding wife Sara for 20 years

Stealth Mode Nation: The 450 Israeli Startups You Haven’t Heard About

Saudi Arabia, UAE use Bahrain as ‘trial balloons’ for warmer ties with Israel

Iranian-backed militia, Syria threaten to cut off rebels near Golan

Number of displaced in southern Syria climbs to 270,000

Revealed: British Air Force Bombed pro-Assad Forces; Lost Major Cargo Plane

Senator Graham in Syria: ‘Terrible’ if American troops leave

German woman, alleged part of ISIS ‘morality police,’ arrested

John Bolton on Syria: ‘Iran’s support for global terror’ is key concern for US

New water pollution protests hit southwest Iran, reported clashes with police

Iranian general blames water woes on Israeli ‘cloud theft’

US says global oil capacity enough to make up for Iran cutbacks

Trump administration seeks to drop Iran’s oil revenue to nothing

US suggests wiggle room for some countries on Iran sanctions

Iranian president flies to Europe to rally support for nuke deal

Israel Fears Iran May Target Senior Officials Abroad

U.S. mulling labeling Revolutionary Guard a terror group

Sources identify Iran diplomat arrested on suspicion of plotting attack in Paris

Belgium charges couple over plot to attack Iranian opposition in France

July 4 terror plot thwarted in Cleveland, suspect pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda, FBI says

The 10 places in crisis the world chooses to ignore – in pictures

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition saved after fight over migration comes to an end

Will Europe’s new border policy add to pain of Africa’s migrant children?

White House: US, Russia ‘agree to disagree’ on Crimea

As US, North Korea resume talks, experts say speedy denuking unlikely

US plans for dismantling NKorea nukes may face resistance

Secretary of State Pompeo to make third visit to North Korea

Pompeo to head to North Korea as doubts mount about its intentions

Trump to meet Kim Jong Un in New York City?

A South Korean ‘prison’ for people seeking peace and quiet

Goldberg: Millennials Embrace Socialism Because ‘The Cold War Is So Far Behind Us’

Judge rules that Trump administration has been wrongly detaining asylum seekers

After being separated from daughter at border, mom warns illegal immigrants to “find another country”

World stocks fall, haunted by concerns over US-China tariffs

Paul Manafort’s Lawyers Want to Know Where Jurors Get Their News

Facebook’s disclosures under scrutiny as federal agencies join probe of tech giant’s role in sharing data with Cambridge Analytica

Facebook document dump reveals it shared data with 52 companies, some based in China

Tech’s ‘Dirty Secret’: The App Developers Sifting Through Your Gmail

This hotel chain is using biometric data to find you the perfect vacation spot

Does China have a UFO? British ‘X-Files’ indicate the UK thought so

China Develops Star Wars-style ‘Laser Ak-47’ That Can Set Fire to Targets and Pass Through Windows

China’s New Laser Gun Can Zap You with a Silent, Carbonizing Beam

China aims to outstrip NASA with super-powerful rocket

NASA spacecraft sending back close-ups of dwarf planet Ceres

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Shizunai, Japan

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Ndoi Island, Fiji

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 25,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 25,000ft

Agung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 24,000ft

Kilauea: Has Eruption Created a New Volcano on Hawaii?

Eastern Pacific Set To See The Most Named Tropical Storms It’s Ever Recorded So Early In The Year

Hurricane Fabio Forecast to Rapidly Intensify; Record-Earliest Eastern Pacific ‘F’ Storm

A road collapses as rains and landslides batter China

Al Gore warns of ‘ominous’ record-breaking heat

The Northeast US is sweltering under the worst heat wave of the year

Extreme heat prompts National Grid to call for reduced electricity use

Multiple wildfires burn out of control in Northern California

Skies above San Francisco turn an eerie orange as fires rage

Parasite outbreak in Texas, other states prompts public health investigation

Measles case confirmed in Portland, about 500 people possibly exposed

Volunteers to be infected with powerful strain of flu to make vaccine better

Artificial ovary could allow women to become mothers after cancer treatment without risk, say scientists

Trans Woman Makes History, Will Compete for Spain in Miss Universe

This ultra-Orthodox rabbi just took a job at an LGBT synagogue

A group of Christians attended a pride parade to apologize for how they’ve treated the LGBT community

US Passes ‘Critical Landmark’ on Way to Becoming as Secularized as Europe, Warns Philip Jenkins

Astronomers capture images of a new planet forming

Posted: 03 Jul 2018 10:06 AM PDT

Astronomers capture images of a new planet formingAround 370 light years away from Earth, a big, cloudy planet is in the middle of being born — and astronomers have snapped an incredibly detailed image of its birthing process. The picture is one of the most robust we have of a planet-forming, and it could help us learn more about how worlds outside our Solar System came to be. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute, working with the European Southern

Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile, were able to capture a planet about a few times the mass of Jupiter in the midst of forming around a young star. The image shows the object taking shape inside the large cloud of gas and dust that surrounds new stars, what is known as a protoplanetary disk. These disks are made up of all the materials leftover when a star is born, and the dust within them can converge to form new planets. READ MORE

Over 6,000 Nigerian Christians Slaughtered, Media Silent

Posted: 03 Jul 2018 09:44 AM PDT

Over 6,000 Nigerian Christians Slaughtered, Media SilentChurch leaders in Nigeria have said that Christians are experiencing “pure genocide” as 6,000 people, mostly women and children, have been murdered by Fulani radicals since January. “What is happening in Plateau state and other select states in Nigeria is pure genocide and must be stopped immediately,” said the Christian Association of Nigeria and church denominational heads in Plateau State in a press release last week.

The church leaders said that “over 6,000 persons, mostly children, women and the aged have been maimed and killed in night raids by armed Fulani herdsmen,” which is prompting their cry to the government of Nigeria “to stop this senseless and blood shedding in the land and avoid a state of complete anarchy where the people are forced to defend themselves.” READ MORE

Viral Video Surfaces Featuring 10-Year-Old ‘Desmond the Drag Kid’

Posted: 03 Jul 2018 07:21 AM PDT

Viral Video Surfaces Featuring 10-Year-Old ‘Desmond the Drag Kid’A viral video of a 10-year-old boy who identifies as a “LGBTQ activist and advocate” and a “drag kid” is raising concern as some state that children being taught about drag and homosexuality is inappropriate and a reflection of ungodly parenting.  “I was born in Pride Month,” the child, who identifies as “Desmond Is Amazing,” stated in the video shared by The Huffington Post on Friday. “Gay pride means self-expression to me. …

I discovered that I wanted to do drag when I watched the first episode of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ when I was two.”  Desmond, donning a pink dress and hat, was called up on stage by RuPaul during DragCon 2017, characterizing him as a “gorgeous little queen” and having the boy “sashay” for the cheering onlookers. He has also appeared at homosexual pride events and has his own YouTube channel with over 2,000 followers. READ MORE

Tennessee Tent Revival in Its 3rd Month as More and More People Come to Christ

Posted: 03 Jul 2018 07:08 AM PDT

Tennessee Tent Revival in Its 3rd Month as More and More People Come to ChristA spiritual revival continues to blaze in Northeastern Tennessee, entering its 12th week Monday with more than 200 people accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, according to the evangelist leading the services.  It’s called the #GreenevilleAwakening, and it’s being held under a big tent near Greeneville, Tennessee.  “We’ve taken the Word of God and showed them how to be saved, and people from all walks of life, all social statuses,” evangelist D.R. Harrison told CBN News. “It’s just been

amazing to see the power of God move in these last days.” Harrison said he originally was scheduled to preach a one-week revival beginning April 15 at the Greystone Freewill Baptist Church. He said in week three, the crowds increased to standing room only. Harrison said he and the pastor began to pray because they were running out of room at the church, and God provided a large tent through a North Carolina man. READ MORE

Francis Chan Calls Out ‘Embarrassing’ American Christians Who’ve Lost Their Passion for the Gospel

Posted: 03 Jul 2018 07:04 AM PDT

Francis Chan Calls Out ‘Embarrassing’ American Christians Who’ve Lost Their Passion for the GospelWorld-renowned evangelist Francis Chan called out the “embarrassing” American Church for being more concerned with speakers, music, and convenient service times than the actual gospel. “I don’t want to be critical but the Christian church in America has just gotten goofy,” he said during his sermon. Chan talked about a recent trip to Israel and how he saw so many people of different faiths earnestly worshipping in Jerusalem.

“You’ve got crowds of people at the Wailing Wall praying because of what they believe. You’ve got Muslims, thousands on that Temple Mount praying. You’ve got people of all sorts of different religions that just go after it for what they believe. And then you have Christianity in America where people show up depending on the speaker, depending on the band, and show up for maybe an hour a week if it’s good enough for them,” Chan shared. “Have you tried to look at how the church looks from an outsider’s perspective? READ MORE

Heroic Nigerian Muslim Leader Shelters Hundreds of Christians from Armed Islamic Militants

Posted: 03 Jul 2018 06:51 AM PDT

Heroic Nigerian Muslim Leader Shelters Hundreds of Christians from Armed Islamic MilitantsHe was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to save his fellow countrymen. When one local Muslim imam spotted terrified families rushing into his village in a central region of Nigeria, he made a quick decision to shelter them from harm.  This was a Christian community under fierce attack from around 300 Islamic militants, and if the imam was to turn the other way, they would all certainly be massacred. But this leader had a lot more courage than that.Despite risking his own life and the

retribution of the attackers, the anonymous imam set about getting the group to safety. “I first took the women to my personal house to hide them. Then I took the men to the mosque,” he told BBC Pidgin.  Villagers described the panicked scene as militants stormed their community, opening fire and setting fire to several houses. “First they attacked a village before us so we ran to the security post,” one victim of the attack told the BBC. “But then they started firing towards the security post so we all ran away – even the security personnel.” READ MORE

What We Must Do to Reverse the Tsunami of Mass Perversion

Posted: 03 Jul 2018 06:39 AM PDT

What We Must Do to Reverse the Tsunami of Mass Perversion(By Shane Idleman) A paraphrase that is often attributed to Alexis De Tocqueville—a Frenchman who authored Democracy in America in the early 1800s, helps to open this letter: “I looked throughout America to find where her greatness originated. I looked for it in her harbors and on her shorelines, in her fertile fields and boundless prairies, and in her gold mines and vast world commerce, but it was not there.”  “It was not until I went to the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her success. America is great because she is good, and if America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

Over the last few decades, Americans have seen the destruction of the institution of marriage between a man and a woman, the removal of God’s Word in several areas, and the blatant murdering of millions of babies. This is an indictment against America and the pulpit is partially responsible—our silence speaks volumes. The pulpit regulates the spiritual condition of God’s people which affects the nation. A lukewarm, sex-saturated culture (and church) simply reflects the lack of conviction in the pulpit as well as the pew. READ MORE

6 Ways Angels Work in Our Lives

Posted: 03 Jul 2018 06:33 AM PDT

6 Ways Angels Work in Our Lives(By Ron Cantor) When the book of Hebrews speaks of angels, it is to make clear to the early congregation (which struggled with error and heresies because the New Covenant was still being written) that Yeshua is way beyond the angels. It would appear that some of these Jewish believers saw Yeshua as the Messiah, but could not see Him as divine; He was like an angel in their thinking. The writer seeks to correct this. The writer shows Yeshua’s superiority to these awesome, yet created beings:

  • Yeshua is the Son of the Father (Heb. 1:5).
  • The angels worship Yeshua (Heb. 1:6). Revelation speaks of 10,000 times 10,000 around His throne (Rev. 5:11)
  • He is God with an everlasting throne. (Heb. 1:8)

However, angels do play a powerful role in the lives of men. In fact, one of their primary roles is to minister to us who serve the Lord. Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? (Heb. 1:14). CONTINUE

Abnormal earthquake swarm near Mayotte continues

Posted: 03 Jul 2018 06:28 AM PDT

Abnormal earthquake swarm near Mayotte continuesAn Abnormal earthquake swarm near the volcanic island of Mayotte in the Comoros Basin (Mozambique Channel) continues for nearly two months, creating anxiety and stress among locals.  The quakes are all occurring in the same spot, about 50 km (31 miles) to the east of the island. The largest so far was M5.8 on May 15. This quake was also the largest ever recorded in the archipelago. “The seismic activity

remains abnormal and persists,” scientists working for the Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM), the France-based geological agency serving the territory, said July 2.  There have been no serious injury or fatality but locals have reported minor damage to buildings, including a school in Dembeni. In addition, at least 10 families have been evacuated from damaged homes and temporarily relocated, according to Africa Times. READ MORE

Three major rivers above danger mark, 17 killed in floods and landslides across Nepal

Posted: 03 Jul 2018 06:23 AM PDT

Three major rivers above danger mark, 17 killed in floods and landslides across NepalAt least 17 people have been killed and three are still missing after heavy monsoon rains triggered floods and landslides across Nepal over the past two days, authorities said Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Hundreds of people were displaced after rain-swollen rivers started eroding embankments and inundating several settlements in Terai region. Landslides hit several mountainous areas while hundreds of homes and farmlands ended up under floodwaters.

The heaviest casualties occurred in the country’s mid-western and eastern regions, said Banshiraj Acharya, the ministry’s undersecretary. At least three people died in Banke, Baijanath rural municipality on July 2 in flood-related incidents the police said happened due to negligence. Three people died in Rolpa, Runtigadi rural municipality-5 when a boundary wall just above their house collapsed and hit the kitchen. In a separate incident, an elderly woman died and her husband was injured when their house collapsed at Godawari Municipality-9 on July 1. READ MORE

China creates ‘laser gun’ for police use

Posted: 03 Jul 2018 06:20 AM PDT

China creates ‘laser gun’ for police useA Chinese firm has developed a laser gun designed for police use that can set fire to protesters’ hair or banners from a range of almost one kilometer.  The general manager of the ZKZM fiber laser company, who asked to remain anonymous, said the weapon would “immediately” produce a “strong pain response” in the target but stressed it was designed to be “non-lethal”.  “The weapon is designed to do

things such as setting fire to illegal banners at a protest or setting fire to the hair or clothing of a protester,” he told AFP. “It is not designed explicitly for killing like a gun that uses bullets and cannot cause the ‘instant carbonization’ of human skin and tissues,” he added. The 15-mm caliber weapon weighs three kilograms (6.6 pounds), has a range of 800 meters (2,600 feet) and can pass through glass and other transparent obstacles. READ MORE

PROPHETIC UPDATE: Longest Blood Moon In A Century!

Posted: 02 Jul 2018 06:45 PM PDT

PROPHETIC UPDATE: Longest Blood Moon In A Century!In this special “Prophetic Update”, We will discuss the recent increase of volcanic activity around the World and the timing of the upcoming Blood Moon that has been deemed to be the longest in over a century! For more information watch the video below:

UPDATE: Submarine has been launched to search for the source of mysterious sonar sound off the US coast.

Posted: 02 Jul 2018 03:26 PM PDT

UPDATE: Submarine has been launched to search for the source of mysterious sonar sound off the US coast.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) sent its submersible, Deep Discoverer, to the depths to investigate the anomaly.  It was first heard as researchers were leading a mapping campaign off the south-east coast this month.  Sonar works by shooting waves of sound outwards and reading the waves that come back after they bounce off objects.

Thinking the bizarre noise could potentially be an undiscovered shipwreck, the team sent the small unmanned sub to search. But instead of finding hordes of sunken gold coins abroad an ancient ship, they found a massive rock formation that was teaming with various species of marine life. In April, the NOAA sent submersibles down to examine a number of shipwrecks off the Gulf of Mexico. READ MORE

Calif. Sen. to Vote on Banning ‘Conversion Therapy,’ and Gender Confusion Counseling for Foster Kids

Posted: 02 Jul 2018 03:20 PM PDT

Calif. Sen. to Vote on Banning ‘Conversion Therapy,’ and Gender Confusion Counseling for Foster KidsThe California state Senate will vote this week on legislative proposals barring counseling services for individuals with unwanted same-sex attractions and requiring foster children with gender dysphoria to only receive treatment affirming their gender confusion. The two separate bills, AB 2943 and AB 2119, were approved earlier this year by the state’s lower chamber, the state Assembly. The text of AB 2943

outlaws “any practices that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation” which include “efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex” and bans advertising or “offering for sale” any such counseling services they consider fraudulent. What are referred to as “change efforts,” do not have to involve a claim to change same-sex attractions but just a change of same-sex or transgender behaviors. READ MORE 

PROPHECY WATCH: Prince William says he is dedicated to bring about “Mideast peace”

Posted: 02 Jul 2018 08:20 AM PDT

PROPHECY WATCH: Prince William says he is dedicated to bring about “Mideast peace”According to a report in the Sunday Mirror, Prince William has returned to the UK following his trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories determined to bring peace.  Despite the policy of the British royal family to refrain from political or diplomatic intervention, the Duke of Cambridge was reportedly deeply moved by his visit to the region. “This is the start of something new,” Prince William said, according to a

palace aide who spoke with the Sunday Mirror. “I will forever honor my commitments to the people I have met.” According to the report, he is hoping to dedicate himself to the cause of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Last week, the duke became the first ever member of the British royal family to pay an official visit to Israel. He met with President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. READ MORE

Al Gore warns of ‘ominous’ record-breaking heat…

Posted: 02 Jul 2018 08:05 AM PDT

Al Gore warns of ‘ominous’ record-breaking heat…Former Vice President Al Gore on Saturday issued a warning about Earth’s “ominous” record-breaking heat.  “Another ominous record has been set,” Gore tweeted, citing a Washington Post article. “The city of Quriyat, Oman, hit an overnight LOW of 108.7 degrees on Tuesday – likely the highest minimum daily temp recorded on Earth.

For those suffering from the heat in the U.S. this weekend, be safe and stay cool!” Gore’s remarks came in response to a report from the Post that said the world likely reached it’s highest low temperature on record this week. On Tuesday, temperatures in Quriyat, Oman, never dropped below 108.7 degrees over a 24-hour period. The world’s previous hottest minimum temperature was 107.4 degrees, which was set in Oman on June 27, 2011.  READ MORE

Russia, China And The US Are Feverishly Upgrading Their Nuclear Arsenals

Posted: 02 Jul 2018 06:45 AM PDT

Russia, China And The US Are Feverishly Upgrading Their Nuclear Arsenals(By Michael Snyder) While most of the world is focused on the World Cup and other trivial pursuits, the three global superpowers are busy jockeying for nuclear superiority.  Historians will debate the extent to which the first Cold War ever really ended, but everyone pretty much agrees that a new Cold War has now begun.  Russia, China and the United States are all racing to develop the next generation of nuclear weapons and delivery systems, and at this moment it is unclear who will ultimately come out on top in this arms race.

In Russia, nearly the entire nation is united behind the push to modernize the Russian strategic nuclear arsenal, but the United States is a deeply divided society today, and most of the population believes other priorities are far more important than developing new weapons.  Of course the United States started out with an edge in this new arms race, but now Russia and China have been working extremely hard to eliminate that edge, and to a large degree they have succeeded. When World War 3 is fought someday, submarines capable of delivering nuclear weapons will be one of the key factors, and all three global superpowers are rushing to upgrade their fleets.  CONTINUE

Investors are yanking money out of global stocks at levels not seen since the 2008 financial crisis

Posted: 02 Jul 2018 06:35 AM PDT

Investors are yanking money out of global stocks at levels not seen since the 2008 financial crisisInvestor money is hemorrhaging out of global stock funds at a pace not seen since just after the financial crisis exploded.  Global equity funds have seen outflows of $12.4 billion in June, a level not seen since October 2008, according to market research firm TrimTabs. Lehman Brothers collapsed in September of that year, triggering the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and helping fuel a bear market that would see major indexes lose more than 60 percent of their value.

The most recent exodus, which includes exchange-traded and mutual funds, comes amid worries that the much-touted synchronized global expansion is running out of gas, as well as some unwinding of what had been a hugely successful trade in emerging market stocks. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, which tracks the group, surged more than 18 percent in a five-month span from July 2017 to January 2018, but has given back a big chunk of those gains in 2018 and is down about 10.3 percent year to date. READ MORE

Do You Really Know What Your Kid’s Doing on That Smartphone?

Posted: 02 Jul 2018 06:26 AM PDT

Do You Really Know What Your Kid’s Doing on That Smartphone?Ayrial Miller is clearly annoyed. Her mother is sitting with her on the couch in their Chicago apartment, scrolling through the teen’s contacts on social media.  “Who’s this?” asks Jennea Bivens, aka Mom. It’s a friend of a friend, Ayrial says, and they haven’t talked in a while.  “Delete it,” her mom says. The 13-year-old’s eyes narrow to a surly squint. “I hate this! I hate this! I hate this!” she shouts. Yes, Bivens is one of

“those moms,” she says. The type who walks into her daughter’s bedroom without knocking; the kind who tightly monitors her daughter’s phone. She makes no apology. Nor should she, says a retired cybercrimes detective who spoke to her and other parents in early June at Nathan Hale Elementary School in Chicago. “There is no such thing as privacy for children,” Rich Wistocki told them. READ MORE

Claim circulates that Jesus used cannabis oil to perform ‘miracles’

Posted: 02 Jul 2018 06:20 AM PDT

Claim circulates that Jesus used cannabis oil to perform ‘miracles’A preposterous and perhaps blasphemous claim has circulated and is now growing among some circles, And the acceptance of this theory could help promote the controversial drug’s use in treating a range of illnesses.  Cannabis historian, author and journalist David Bienenstock is one who believes cannabis oil even explains the “miracles” attributed to Jesus. Speaking exclusively to Daily Star Online, he said: “Historical records show that cannabis was widely available at the time – they would’ve known how to grow it and exploit its medicinal properties.

“There is nothing different in the efficacious cannabis oil used today that wouldn’t have been available to people in Jesus’ time – it’s simply a matter of concentrating the cannabis into the oil and absorbing it through the skin.” Scholars even point to a cannabis oil recipe in Exodus 30: 22-25: “Take also for yourself the finest of spices: of flowing myrrh five hundred shekels, and of fragrant cinnamon half as much, two hundred and fifty, and of fragrant cane two hundred and fifty … it shall be a holy anointing oil.” CONTINUE

Pentagon test-drops upgraded nuke from B-2 stealth bomber over Nevada

Posted: 02 Jul 2018 06:05 AM PDT

Pentagon test-drops upgraded nuke from B-2 stealth bomber over NevadaThe US Air Force has tested the B61-12 nuclear bomb by dropping a dud from a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber over Nevada, as part of an ambitious project to extend the service life of the bomb, introduced in 1968, by another 20 years.  “The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and the US Air Force completed two non-nuclear system qualification flight tests of the

B61-12 gravity bomb on June 9 at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada,” the Department of Energy announced last week. “These tests are the first such end-to-end qualification tests on a B-2A Spirit Bomber for the B61-12.” The experiments included running trials on “NNSA designed bomb assembly and US Air Force acquired tail-kit,” as part of the effort to evaluate the “aircraft’s capability to deliver the weapon and the weapon’s non-nuclear function.” READ MORE

3 Hebrew Words That Show Us What It Means to Be a Christian

Posted: 02 Jul 2018 05:58 AM PDT

3 Hebrew Words That Show Us What It Means to Be a Christian(By Jonathan Cahn) Yasha, aliyah and kavode. These three Hebrew words play a huge role in understanding not only the Bible, but also the kind of holiness God calls us to. In his New York Times best-selling book The Book of Mysteries, Jonathan Cahn takes you back to the basics and shows how these Hebrew words shed light on what it means to be a Christian.

Yasha – “The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him; my father’s God, and I will exalt Him” (Ex. 15:2).  The word yasha is, as Cahn writes, “the answer to everything.” Yasha means to rescue, to defend, to preserve, to save, to attain victory, and to heal.  Whether we realize it or not, we spend our lives seeking yasha. We crave security and freedom. We seek to have our needs met.  The good news is, God meets our needs. From yasha comes the Hebrew word yeshua which means salvation. It is written in the Hebrew Scriptures: “God has become my yeshua.” He has become our salvation. Our Savior. “In other words, God would become our help, our defense, our preserving, our freedom, our victory, our salvation. God would become the answer to our greatest and deepest needs,” Cahn writes. CONTINUE

Historic flood strikes Des Moines, Iowa, More than a foot of rain falls overnight

Posted: 02 Jul 2018 05:48 AM PDT

Historic flood strikes Des Moines, Iowa, More than a foot of rain falls overnightHistoric flooding hit Des Moines, Iowa over the weekend following a series of thunderstorms that started affecting the city on Saturday evening, June 30, 2018. More than a 305 mm (1 foot) of rain fell on some parts of the city by Sunday morning. One person was killed.  Des Moines metro area received between 76 and 203 mm (3 to 8 inches) of rain with some areas receiving well over 305 mm (12 inches),

according to local media reports. Heavy rain was accompanied by winds in excess of 96 km/h (60 mph). According to KCCI Des Moines, Ankeny received the brunt of the storm’s force and saw around 254 mm (10 inches) of rainfall in a short time frame, according to NWS. At one point during the storm, rain fell at a rate of more than 102 mm (4 inches) per hour. READ MORE

Mysterious ’underwater pyramid’ spotted off coast of Mexico on Google Maps

Posted: 02 Jul 2018 05:43 AM PDT

Mysterious ’underwater pyramid’ spotted off coast of Mexico on Google MapsA massive underwater pyramid could be evidence the lost city of Atlantis existed near Mexico, according to conspiracy theorists.  So-called truth seekers have long searched for the mythical city, which was first written about by ancient Greek philosopher Plato. Some claim it was a real place and was once the ruling

power of the world before a natural disaster sank the entire island into the sea. Conspiracy theorists believe they could have finally found it, using Google Earth. The giant structure that is believed to have been found at the bottom of the ocean, just west of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean. The structure is estimated to be between a massive 3.5 miles to 11 miles across. READ MORE

Evacuations Ordered as Winds Fuel Northern California Fires

Posted: 01 Jul 2018 02:48 PM PDT

Evacuations Ordered as Winds Fuel Northern California FiresEvacuations were ordered as dry, hot winds fueled a wildfire burning out of control Sunday in rural Northern California, sending a stream of smoke some 75 miles (120 kilometers) south into the San Francisco Bay Area.  The fast-moving blaze that broke out Saturday in western Yolo County charred at least 34 square miles (88 square kilometers) of dry brush and threatened more than two dozen structures in ranchland northwest of Sacramento.

No injuries were reported and the exact number of people evacuated was unclear. Autumn Edens marveled as a huge plume blocked the sun while she drove to her job as manager of the Corner Store in Guinda, a town of about 250 people just north of the fire. “You can see the smoke and you can see an orange-red glow from the flames. It looks like a movie,” she said. “I’ve never seen a fire like that up close and it’s an intense feeling.” READ MORE

Geologists detail likely site of San Andreas Fault’s next major earthquake

Posted: 01 Jul 2018 02:27 PM PDT

Geologists detail likely site of San Andreas Fault’s next major earthquakeBack in 1905, the Colorado River, swollen with heavy rainfall and snowmelt, surged into a dry lake bed along California’s San Andreas Fault and formed the Salton Sea. The flood waters submerged most of the small town of Salton, along with nearby tribal lands. The inundation also covered a key, seismically active stretch of the San Andreas Fault’s southern tip in silt, hiding evidence of its potential volatility. Utah State University geologist Susanne Jänecke began hypothesizing the location and geometry of the

sediment-obscured fault zone more than a decade ago. After securing funding from the Southern California Earthquake Center in 2011, she, along with USU graduate student Dan Markowski and colleagues, embarked on the painstaking task of documenting the uplifted, highly folded and faulted area with geologic mapping and analysis. The geologists’ persistence revealed a nearly 15.5-mile-long, sheared zone with two, nearly parallel master faults and hundreds of smaller, rung-like cross faults. Dubbed the “Durmid Ladder” by the team, the well-organized structure could be the site of the region’s next major earthquake. CONTINUE

Intense dust storm hits Senegal and causing damage and killing livestock

Posted: 01 Jul 2018 02:17 PM PDT

Intense dust storm hits Senegal and causing damage and killing livestockA surprisingly intense dust storm swept across parts of Senegal including capital Dakar this week, causing damage and leaving livestock dead. The storm signals a ‘dramatic’ start to the country’s rainy season.  Several planes at Blaise Diagne International Airport in Dakar, as well its newly opened terminal

building, were damaged after a severe dust storm swept over capital Dakar with wind gusts up to 90 km/h (56 mph). The storm brought near zero visibility and caused a number of livestock deaths, locals said. It was followed by thunderstorms and heavy rain, signaling the start of country’s rainy season (mid-June to mid-October). READ MORE

Christian Death Toll Rises to 200 in 4-Day Muslim ‘Killing Spree’ in Nigeria

Posted: 01 Jul 2018 02:11 PM PDT

Christian Death Toll Rises to 200 in 4-Day Muslim ‘Killing Spree’ in NigeriaThe death toll of last weekend’s massacre of Nigerian Christians by militant Muslim Fulani herdsmen has risen to at least 200, according to a report released Friday by Open Doors, an organization that monitors Christian persecution.  As Breitbart News reported earlier this week, heavily armed gunmen recognized as Fulani herdsmen opened fire on Christians in a number of villages in Plateau State of c

entral Nigeria last weekend, killing scores and injuring hundreds more, as well as burning some 50 homes to the ground. Most of the victims were returning home from the funeral of the father of a local Christian minister. Despite the evidently religious nature of the slaughter, mainstream media chose to downplay the militant Islamism behind the attacks, preferring to attribute the violence to “ethnic tensions,” a “battle for land and resources,” or even “climate change.” READ MORE

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REUTERS

President Donald Trump will be advised by a small group of deeply conservative lawyers, some inside the White House and at least one from outside, on choosing a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, said several sources familiar with the process. Kennedy announced his retirement on Wednesday.

Nearly 600 protesters were arrested during a clangorous occupation of a U.S. Senate office building in Washington on Thursday, where they decried U.S. President Donald Trump’s “zero- tolerance” stance on illegal immigration.

California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed data privacy legislation aimed at giving consumers more control over how companies collect and manage their personal information, a proposal that Google and other big companies had opposed as too burdensome.

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a sweeping farm bill without the food stamps changes approved by the House of Representatives earlier this month.

With John Kelly’s tenure as White House chief of staff possibly winding down, President Donald Trump has been consulting with some of his advisers on who should succeed Kelly in that post, a source familiar with the situation said on Thursday.

A top U.S. Senate Democrat said on Thursday he cannot support for now a Trump administration plan to sell high-tech munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates over concerns about the war in Yemen, a decision that could derail the sale.

European leaders have agreed to increase funds for Spain and Morocco to help deal with migration flows as more people choose the route between the two countries to cross to Europe, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Friday.

More than 120,000 civilians have been uprooted by a Syrian army offensive in the southwest since it began last week, a war monitor said on Friday, and a senior U.N. official warned of catastrophe as they risked being trapped between warring sides.

As a search in Thailand for 12 boys and their soccer coach missing inside a flooded cave entered a sixth day on Friday, police dropped survival packages through a shaft drilled in the mountainside not knowing if anyone was there.

AP Top Stories

5 dead, multiple people wounded at Maryland newspaper, suspect in custody. A single shooter killed five people Thursday and wounded others at a newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, and police said a suspect was in custody.

A barrage of Russian air strikes on rebel-held areas of southern Syria killed 22 civilians on Thursday, a monitoring group said, most of them in a single battered town.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has canceled weekend events in Alabama and Texas due to a “very serious death threat,” according to a statement reported by CNN Thursday.

“We are in a very attractive oil price environment and our house view is that oil will hit $90 by the end of the second quarter of next year,” Hootan Yazhari, head of frontier markets equity research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said.

BBC

Secure centers for migrants may be set up in EU states to process asylum claims under a deal reached after marathon talks at a summit in Brussels. The controlled centers would be set up by EU states on a voluntary basis and migrants whose claims were rejected would be “returned”. Refugees could be resettled in EU states which agreed to take them.

Actress Susan Sarandon says she was one of almost 600 women arrested at a sit-in in support of migrants at a US Senate building. Police in Washington say 575 people were charged with unlawfully demonstrating on Thursday.

Iraq has executed at least 12 people convicted of terrorism offences. On Thursday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered the “immediate application” of death sentences against convicted terrorists. A day earlier the bodies of eight captives held by the Islamic State group (IS) were found on a road north of the capital Baghdad.

Digital rights campaigners are starting a legal challenge to a US law that seeks to fight online sex trafficking. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says the “poorly written” law can hinder attempts to help victims and prosecute traffickers.

British defense giant BAE Systems has won a multi-billion pound contract from the Australian government to build nine new warships, marking a significant victory for British military exports.

Two men have been arrested over the brutal rape of a seven-year-old girl in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh amid massive public anger. Hundreds of people have been out on the roads demanding justice for the victim, who is still in hospital with grievous injuries including stab wounds.

China’s authorities say they are capping the pay of actors as part of a move to crack down on tax evasion and “money worship” in the industry. Actors in Chinese films and TV programs will have their pay capped at 40% of total production costs. Meanwhile, lead actors cannot be paid more than 70% of total cast pay, the government said.

WND

President Trump’s approval rating has ticked up to 47 percent in the new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released exclusively to The Hill, a 2 point hike from last month.

In an apparent effort to normalize homosexual behavior, a school in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, showed school children videos produced by LGBT activists. Without telling parents. The parents now have deployed a legal team to demand that school officials give them access to the material.

A 12-year-old boy who lost his leg and a portion of his pelvis while camping at a public park is getting a $47.5 million settlement from a California municipality and utility. Zachary Rowe was camping in San Mateo County Memorial Park with family in 2012 when a 72-foot-tall rotten tree fell on his tent while he was asleep. He had 30 surgeries and spent six months in the hospital. Doctors had to amputate his right leg, pelvis and buttock to save his life.


News – 6/29/2018

Report: 45,000 Syrian Refugees Headed for Israel
Sources in the Syrian and Jordanian armies reported Thursday that due to instability in southern Syria and the shelling of the Daraa area in southwestern Syria which killed some 93 people, as many as 45,000 Syrian refugees are making their way to the border with Israel – after Jordan declared its refusal to absorb any more fleeing Syrian civilians.

‘US no longer talking about Israeli concessions’
The United States is no longer pressing the Israeli government to offer concessions or symbolic ‘gestures’ to the Palestinian Authority, a senior Israeli official told Arutz Sheva, marking a stark contrast with past US administrations.

Maxine Waters Cancels Events Following “Very Serious” Death Threats
Congresswoman Maxine Waters – who earlier this week urged her supporters to accost members of the Trump administration at restaurants and other public venues – has been forced to cancel a pair of public events after receiving a “very serious death threat.” The Congresswoman told CNN on Thursday that she’s seen an increase in threats since she made the controversial comments.

Global Stock Rally Halted By Report Trump May Withdraw From WTO
the sense of precarious peace was shattered shortly after 6am ET when Axios reported that after several days of calm, President Trump has repeatedly told his advisers he seeks to withdraw the US from the WTO – a decision that would “throw global trade into wild disarray.” Some excerpts from the report. The WTO is designed by the rest of the world to screw the United States.”

Anti-corruption watchdogs wonder: ‘Who is funding Mexico’s presidential candidates?’
Mexico’s three leading presidential candidates have not declared a single peso in direct private financial contributions to their election campaigns, federal records show, raising concerns from corruption watchdogs about the potential influence of dark money in a pivotal contest.

IDF: Israel will not open borders to Syrians, humanitarian aid to continue
The IDF will not allow the entry of Syrians…into Israel but will continue providing aid for those in tent camps in the Syrian Golan Heights, the IDF announced on Friday. “The IDF is monitoring the events in southern Syria and is preparing for a variety of scenarios, including continued humanitarian assistance to fleeing Syrians. We will not allow passage of Syrians fleeing the country and will continue to defend Israel’s security interests,”…

Palestinian Authority steps up activities in east Jerusalem
The Palestinian Authority and various Palestinian factions have stepped up their activities in east Jerusalem, while Israeli security authorities have intensified their operations to torpedo those efforts. “The Jerusalem Police have been playing a cat-and-mouse game with the Palestinian Authority and other Palestinian political factions trying to operate in the city in violation of the law,” a Palestinian lawyer…told The Jerusalem Post this week.

Migrant crisis: EU leaders plan secure migrant centres
Secure centres for migrants may be set up in EU states to process asylum claims under a deal reached after marathon talks at a summit in Brussels. The controlled centres would be set up by EU states on a voluntary basis and migrants whose claims were rejected would be “returned”. Refugees could be resettled in EU states which agreed to take them.

Syria war: Air strike on Deraa shelter kills 17 civilians
At least 17 civilians have been killed in an air strike on a basement shelter in south-western Syria, activists say, as warplanes pound rebel-held areas. A monitoring group reported that five children were among those who died when aircraft identified as Russian bombed Musayfira, east of the city of Deraa. Russia is backing an army offensive in the region, which borders Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Have Humans Reached Their Limit on Life Span? These Researchers Say No.
As technology advances, prospects for increasing the human life span are seemingly everywhere. But is there a limit to how long humans can live? According to a new study, published today (June 28) in the journal Science, the answer to that question is no. What’s more, the researchers argue that after age 105, the risk of dying each year remains the same.

Saudi-Russian axis rules oil markets as Trump fights Iran
Iran may be Russia’s ally in the Syrian conflict but when it comes to oil, Tehran’s arch-enemy Saudi Arabia takes precedence – if last week’s OPEC meeting in Vienna is anything to go by. Iran had been pushing hard for oil producers to hold output steady as U.S. sanctions are expected to hit its exports, meaning Tehran had little to gain from OPEC production increases that lower oil prices and cut its revenue.

Pentagon Intelligence Chief: Russia And China Will Have Weapons in Space ‘In the Near Future’
Russia and China are developing new space-based weapons and they’ll be ready “in the near future,” Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said Tuesday…The countries, which Ashley called “competitors,” are developing “the ability to interdict satellites both from a ground standpoint and from a space standpoint,” he said. “The technology is being developed right now. It is coming in the near future.”

20 fires break out in south due to incendiary balloons
Around 20 fires broke out on Thursday in various areas in south Israel along the Gaza border due to incendiary balloons being flown from the strip, with the largest conflagration erupting in Kibbutz Be’eri and Kibbutz Alumim. Fires also broke out throughout the course of the day in the Regional Councils of Eshkol, Sedot Negev and Sha’ar HaNegev, as well as in several nature reserves, costing the lives of many animals.

First Trump-Putin summit has Cold War backdrop, U.S. allies nervous
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet for their first summit on July 16 in Helsinki, a venue famed for its Cold War diplomacy. The Kremlin and the White House simultaneously announced the place and date a day after reaching agreement for the two leaders to meet following a visit to Moscow by U.S. national security adviser John Bolton.

Tens of thousands of Muslim Syrian refugees are flocking to Israel’s border
60,000 Syrians reportedly making their way from Syria towards Israelis border following bombings by regime forces.

Bombshell! Hillary Clinton NEVER Had A State Department E-Mail Address
Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server was not a secondary server to her State Department one, it was her only one.

The Genocide Of White South Africans Is In Full Swing
Jake Lloyd reads actual messages from a South African viewer and talks about the reality of the situation that the MSM ignores.

Prince William meets President Abbas in first West Bank visit by royal
Prince William has expressed hope for “lasting peace” between Israelis and Palestinians during a visit to the occupied West Bank.

Saddleworth Moor fire prompts evacuations near Manchester
A fire raging in northern England has prompted the evacuation of dozens of homes and forced firefighters to work in “tremendously difficult conditions”.

Jewish couple helps overturn ban in UK on heterosexual civil partnership
Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan say marriage ‘treated women as property for centuries’ and they want to raise their children as equal partners

Putin: I’ve Withdrawn 1,140 Troops And 30 Aircraft From Syria
Russian president also promised he would increase monetary allowances for troops

STAND YOUR GROUND: Jerusalem mayor refuses to meet with Prince William outside Jerusalem – this is how you stick up for our country
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat canceled a meeting with Prince William after the latter refused to hold the meeting in Jerusalem, according to Channel 2.

Christians around the world outraged as Canadian leader Trudeau refuses to admit that Christians are being slaughtered by Muslims in the Middle East
Justin Trudeau’s failure to stand up against the persecution of Christians and other minorities around the world is completely unacceptable. Canada’s Conservatives will always defend human rights and the freedom of religion, at home and abroad.

Grocery Giant Kroger To Begin Home Delivery Service Of Groceries By Partnering With Driverless Car Company Nuro
EDITOR’S NOTE: Self-driving autonomous vehicles are on the verge of being perfected, and when fully operational it will cause a paradigm shift not seen since the beginning days of the 20th century. When the automobile was first introduced in the late 1890’s, it was seen as an interesting novelty that would soon fade away. Then Henry Ford came along with the moving assembly line and seemingly overnight America, and then the world, was driving.

NYT op-ed calls for the complete silencing of all conservatives, FOREVER… because liberals can’t win when public debate is tolerated
In a recent op-ed he wrote for The New York Times, Norden attempts to make the case that freedom of speech should end where ignorance begins – or at least his private interpretation as to what constitutes ignorance. In this case, Norden sees conservative viewpoints as being ignorant, and wants conservatives not to have a voice when it comes to influencing public opinion.

U.S. Pays for Palestinian School Books that Glorify Terrorism, Promote Extremism
In a ghastly waste of taxpayer dollars, the U.S. government helps pay for Palestinian school books that glorify terrorism and promote extremism. The Palestinian Authority (PA) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) uses the radical material to educate about 300,000 students in grades 1 through 11 at hundreds of schools in Gaza and the West Bank. The curriculum and inciting materials are largely funded by the U.S., which is by far the UNRWA’s biggest financial supporter.

PICTURES: British Troops Deployed to Help Fight Worst Moorland Wildfire in Living Memory
Over 100 firefighters working in 12 hour shifts to contain the spread of significant wildfires in North-East England were reinforced overnight to Thursday by soldiers from the 4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland.


Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” —Tenth Amendment

In Today’s Edition

  • Replacing Kennedy might just mean overturning some really bad precedents.
  • Is Trump to blame for the Annapolis massacre? The media says so.
  • The economy is roaring, so why the tariffs?
  • Mexico’s rising communist regime is a threat to America.
  • Facebook cracks down on “bad actors.”
  • Gowdy says it’s time to finish the Russia probe.
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

Six Potential Targets of Trump’s Supreme Court

Replacing Kennedy might just mean overturning some really bad precedents.

Leftmedia: Trump Caused Newspaper Attack

The murderer was motived by his own personal animosity. It had nothing to do with Trump.

A Booming Economy, but Tariffs

The flap over Harley-Davidson reveals the dark cloud in an otherwise bright economy.

Mexico’s Rising Communist Regime

Our neighbors are about to elect a communist president backed by the drug cartels.

Facebook Cracks Down on ‘Bad Actors’

The social media giant takes another step to aggressively limit fake news and “hate speech.”

Video: Gowdy on Russia Probe: ‘Finish It the Hell Up’

“Russia isn’t being hurt by this investigation right now. This country is being hurt by it.”

Friday Short Cuts

“Kennedy’s decision … was seen as a personal betrayal, because the political has become so personal for so many.” —Jonah Goldberg

Friday Top Headlines

Annapolis attack, Waters cancels, SCOTUS vacancy, House grills, farm bill, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Marc A. Thiessen

Congrats, Trump Voters. You’ve Been Vindicated.

Jonah Goldberg

‘Living Constitution’ Faces a Mercy Killing

Rich Lowry

The Tawdry and Dumb Nazi Charge

Michael Reagan

The Crying Kids Game

Erick Erickson

This Stuff Actually Matters


Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon



Headlines – 6/29/2018

Jordan, Saudis and Palestinians Warn Israel: Erdogan Operating in East Jerusalem Under Your Nose

Liberman rejects criticism from ‘impatient’ Israelis urging harsher Gaza policy

Israeli border communities fearful of Palestinian protests and threats of fire

Gaza balloons start 20 fires in Israel as communities help firefighters

IDF officer: Hamas ‘immensely’ improves its naval commando unit

Lieberman: Security of Israeli citizens is at the top of our agenda

Many Gazan Women Are No Longer Able to Enter Israel for Cancer Treatment

From the Inside: The Palestinian Authority’s suppression of protests and free speech

Nude model’s Western Wall photo shoot sparks anger

IDF chief in Washington to meet senior US defense officials likely to discuss latest offensive by Syrian regime on rebel-held areas near Israel’s border

50,000 Syrians flee Assad bombs to Jordan border; IDF chief in U.S. for urgent talks

Netanyahu warns enemies they’ll ‘regret dragging us into a conflict’

Netanyahu: We blew up Iran’s ATM – says Israel stopped cash flow to Iran

Amid fierce fighting, Israel fears flood of Syrian refugees converging on border

As Syrian refugees march on border, Israel raises alert in Golan Heights

Russian airstrikes in southern Syria kill 22 civilians, monitor says

Putin Says Russia Has Withdrawn 1,140 Military Personnel and 13 Warplanes From Syria

France calls on Russia to stick to southwest Syria de-escalation deal

Syria treads carefully amid Russian airstrikes near Golan

Iranian MP: Syria and Russia are sacrificing Iran

Report: US to discuss Iran’s withdrawal from Syria

Several hundred Syrian refugees in Lebanon begin returning to Syria

Iraq to execute Islamic State prisoners in revenge for killings

Turkey’s Erdogan, alliance partner agree to lift state of emergency

Top Houthi leader killed, while 70 militias killed in fighting with Yemeni Army

Saudi-Russian axis rules oil markets as Trump fights Iran

EU leaders meet for “make or break” migration talks

Migration Divides Europe Union and Threatens to Stall the Bloc’s Business

Media frowning in disapproval as high court upholds Trump travel ban

Justice Kennedy Warns Trump to Respect Religious Freedom in Travel Ban Case

Hundreds arrested in DC protesting Trump immigration policy

Central America battles corruption, violence despite billions in US aid

Ivanka Trump helps unveil administration report that decries the effect of separating children from parents

UN: 10,000 children killed, maimed in conflicts worldwide

Report: US Secretary of State to visit North Korea next week

Pompeo: N. Korea understands US on ‘complete denuclearization’

Sanctions stay till North Korea takes ‘irreversible’ steps: South Korea, U.S. defense chiefs

Kim Jong Un ordered army officer executed after giving soldiers extra food: report