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June 20, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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President Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration’s separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The United States withdrew from a “hypocritical and self-serving” United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult.

Hungary’s parliament on Wednesday approved a package of bills that criminalizes some help given to illegal immigrants, defying the European Union and human rights groups and narrowing the scope for action by non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Divers and an underwater drone on Wednesday joined a fleet of rescue vessels in Indonesia’s search for at least 192 passengers missing two days after an overcrowded wooden ferry sank in one of the world’s deepest volcanic lakes in Sumatra.

Several European leaders including those of France, Germany, Italy and Austria will hold talks on Sunday on migration, an issue bringing bitter political divisions to a head in Europe and increasingly in the United States.

Iran’s Supreme Leader said on Wednesday that parliament should pass legislation to combat money laundering according to its own criteria in a speech that could make it harder for the country to attract foreign investment.

Walt Disney sweetened its bid for Twenty-First Century Fox assets to $71.3 billion on Wednesday, topping Comcast’s $65 billion offer last week.

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, facing a wave of lawsuits blaming it for helping fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic, said on Wednesday it had laid off about 350 employees this week including the remainder of its already-downsized sales force.

Canada’s upper house of parliament approved a revised bill to legalize recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalize cannabis.

U.S. mortgage applications increased the most last week in more than five months, as some 30-year home loan borrowing costs held steady or fell from the prior week.

AP Top Stories

The school board in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday night voted to rename an elementary school for former President Barack Obama. J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School, named after a Confederate general, will become Barack Obama Elementary School.

A former Israeli government minister, once imprisoned for trying to smuggle drugs, is back behind bars after being charged with spying for archenemy Iran.

A Dunkin Donuts in Baltimore is under fire for posting a sign offering customers coupons for reporting employees shouting in foreign languages.

A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked Kansas from requiring people to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote.

Hundreds of thousands of homes in the United States could face persistent flooding as climate change pushes sea levels higher, according to a new report.

Slumping US industrial giant General Electric will be booted from the prestigious Dow Jones stock index next week, S&P Dow Jones Indices announced Tuesday.

China’s proposed tariffs on U.S. petroleum imports, part of a mounting trade war between the two countries, would crimp sales to the shale industry’s largest customer, adding new pressure on U.S. crude prices, energy executives and analysts said in interviews this week.

BBC

The Taliban have killed about 30 Afghan soldiers in western Afghanistan in their first major attacks since a temporary ceasefire expired.

A leading crypto-coin exchange has halted trade after declaring that hackers had stolen some of the digital currencies it stored. Seoul-based Bithumb said that $31.6m worth of cyber-cash had been “seized” overnight, adding that it would fully compensate affected customers. The values of Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple all fell on the news. It is the second time in less than a year that Bithumb has been breached.

A UK-led project to showcase methods to tackle space junk has just been pushed out of the International Space Station. The RemoveDebris satellite was ejected a short while ago with the help of a robotic arm.

A West Point cadet who wore a Che Guevara T-shirt to his graduation has been drummed out of the US military. Spenser Rapone, 26, quit on Monday with an other-than-honorable discharge over his “unbecoming” conduct at the famed military academy in New York state.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have found more than 500 guns inside the home of a convicted felon after a tipoff from a neighbor.

The EU will launch a raft of retaliatory tariffs against US exports on Friday. The move comes after President Trump imposed steep duties on steel and aluminum earlier this month.

Israeli jets have struck Palestinian militant positions in the Gaza Strip after rockets and mortars were fired into Israel, the Israeli military says. Twenty-five targets linked to the Hamas movement were hit overnight in response to a barrage of about 45 projectiles.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is exploring the possibility of using DNA tests to verify the parentage of illegal alien adults who attempt to cross the southern border with children, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said in a statement Tuesday after interviewing Sessions on his radio show Washington Watch.

For young adults, the adverse effect of negative social media experiences on mental health outweigh any potential benefits of positive experiences, a study of university students suggests.


News – 6/20/2018

Study Confirms Most Psychopaths Live in Washington D.C.
Surprised? I didn’t think so. But still, fun to get some scientific confirmation. Psychos are drawn to power. It is not just that power corrupts, it is that already corrupt people seek power. Government is the best industry to be in for someone with no morals. The study is called Psychopathy By State, conducted by Ryan Murphy. He surveyed samples from the lower 48 states and Washington D.C. to find the prevalence of personality traits which correspond to psychopathy.

World Health Organization: Transgender Individuals Aren’t Mentally Ill, But Video Game Addicts Are
The WHO cited “clear” evidence that being transgender “is not a mental disorder, and indeed classifying it in this can cause enormous stigma for people who are transgender.” The announcement comes the same day the WHO ruled “gaming disorder” as a new mental health disorder to be included in the ICD.

Rapper XXXTentacion Was Murdered by Illuminati Elites as a ‘Blood Sacrifice’
XXXTentacion’s album cover for ’17’ includes notes about demons. The 20-year-old was reportedly motorcycle shopping in South Florida when a group of masked gunmen allegedly opened fire on him. His imagery and messages are a bit on the dark side and that appears to be for good reason… XXX=666

‘IDF ready for ground war in Gaza if Hamas continues attacks’
Israel is prepared for a major ground operation in the Gaza Strip, security officials said Wednesday, if Hamas continues to escalate tensions along the border. Overnight, terrorists operating out of the Strip fired 45 rockets and mortars at Israeli towns in the western Negev.

Israel scraps Temple Mount police station
An Israeli police station on the Temple Mount has been removed, following meetings between Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and with US envoys Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt.

Israel downplays reports of possible breakthrough in Israel-Bahrain ties
Amid yet another report hinting at the possibility of the establishment of ties between Israel and Bahrain, Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi told The Jerusalem Post Wednesday he was “not aware” or any concrete moves in that direction. Hanegbi’s comment came in response to an i24NEWS report quoting an unnamed Bahraini official as saying that Bahrain will be the first Gulf state to establish ties with Israel.

Iranians to Israel: “We Love You, and Know You Love Us”
An Israeli reporter in Russia to cover the World Cup caught up with fans of the Iran national team just after its match against Morocco, and some of what they had to say was eye-opening. “What you saw in there, those are the people of Iran, not what you see on TV (referring to the frequently televised anti-Israel marches in Tehran). We love you, and I know you love us.”

FBI may have modified witness reports, misled DOJ watchdog with ‘false information,’ GOP Rep says
The FBI may have “edited and changed” key witness reports in the Hillary Clinton and Russia investigations, a top House Republican charged in a hearing into FBI and Justice Department misconduct Tuesday. Freedom Caucus Chair Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C, also raised the possibility that the FBI misled the DOJ watchdog in an attempt to hide the identities of FBI employees who were caught sending anti-Trump messages.

FBI agent Peter Strzok ‘escorted’ from FBI building, lawyer confirms
Peter Strzok, the FBI agent under fire over a series of anti-Trump text messages, was “escorted” from the FBI building, his lawyer confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday.

Jared Kushner’s Gaza Plan Rejected by Palestinians As He Travels to Middle East
On Tuesday, Kushner and Mideast negotiator Jason Greenblatt met with Jordan’s King Abdullah to discuss the administration’s efforts to broker a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel. The deal’s details remain secret, but Kushner also brought up the issue of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, according to the White House. Reports suggest the Trump administration plans to use its close relationship with Qatar and Saudi Arabia to convince the Gulf nations to invest around $1 billion to assist the impoverished area and its nearly 2 million inhabitants.

China Says It ‘Cannot Stand’ Another Conflict With India
China’s ambassador to India has warned that the strained ties between the two nations would not be able to sustain a sequel to last summer’s border conflict, which threatened to bring the two Asia powers to blows.

Gathering of Voices: Celebrating Creation of the World
The nascent Sanhedrin and the Mikdash (Temple) Educational Center has announced a special concert to be held in Jerusalem, gathering voices from around the world to celebrate the anniversary of the creation of the world. The concert will be held in the evening of September 3, at the Jerusalem Archaeological Park – Davidson Center and the Hulda gates adjacent to the Western Wall Plaza in Jerusalem. This falls one day before the 25th of the Hebrew month of Elul, the 5778th anniversary of the creation of the world according to Jewish tradition.

US Ambassador to UN Confirms US Withdrawal from UNHRC
US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, confirms that her country has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over its failure to condemn egregious human rights abuses among its member states, including Venezuela and Iran.

Israel downplays reports of possible breakthrough in Israel-Bahrain ties
Amid yet another report hinting at the possibility of the establishment of ties between Israel and Bahrain, Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi told The Jerusalem Post Wednesday he was “not aware” or any concrete moves in that direction. Hanegbi’s comment came in response to an i24NEWS report quoting an unnamed Bahraini official as saying that Bahrain will be the first Gulf state to establish ties with Israel.

Dozens of rockets launched from Gaza Strip, IDF strikes Hamas targets
The IDF spokesperson’s office reported that seven rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome and three of those fired landed within the Gaza Strip. Residents of the south got little sleep as warning sirens blared throughout the night. Early Wednesday morning, it was decided that schools would remain open, under increased security protection.

Canada Senate approves recreational use of marijuana
Canada’s upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a revised bill to legalize recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalize cannabis. The Senate voted 52-29 in favor of the revised bill from the elected House of Commons, paving the way for a fully legal cannabis market within eight to 12 weeks.

Russia Warns: “Militarization Of Space Is Way To Disaster”
“There’s a major risk that the Americans would commit grave violations in this field…if one takes into account what they do in other spheres…”

The government’s creepy obsession with your face
…DHS is reportedly developing a massive new biometric and biographic database with extensive data on citizens and foreigners alike. The Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) database will reportedly include at least seven biometric identifiers, including face and voice data, tattoos, DNA, scars, and other “physical descriptors” on as many as 500 million people.

At least four killed, more than 300 injured after strong earthquake rattles Osaka
One of the most powerful earthquakes to rock the Kansai region in decades struck Osaka and neighboring prefectures Monday morning, leaving at least four people dead and more than 300 injured.

WATCH LIVE: Nikki Haley, Mike Pompeo speak as US expected to quit UNHRC
The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council over its biased treatment of Israel and its failure to address serious abuses throughout the world. “For too long the Human Rights council has been a protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of political bias,” US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Tuesday evening.

The Recent Mass Shooting The Media Doesn’t Want You To Know About
…New Jersey is a gun control paradise. The state “is known for having some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. In fact, Gov. Phil Murphy signed six bills into law last week that are all targeted at increasing gun control by expanding background checks, adding increased restrictions to concealed carry permits, and reducing the legal capacity of ammunition magazines,” Blevins explains.

‘Where are the Girls?’: Child Trafficking Feared as DHS Can’t Say Where Immigrant Girls are Being Held
As the debate swarms over illegal immigration, Americans on both the left and the right are at each other’s throats pointing fingers over who’s responsible. In the meantime, what was a “conspiracy theory” a month ago is now being confirmed by the very people accused of keeping people in cages. One question, however, has just been raised which gives one a dark and sickly feeling inside when thinking about the potential answers to it: “Where are the girls?”

Government Eyes Are Watching You: We Are All Prisoners of the Surveillance State
…Government eyes are watching you. They see your every move: what you read, how much you spend, where you go, with whom you interact, when you wake up in the morning, what you’re watching on television and reading on the internet.

Trump Directs Pentagon to Create ‘Space Force,’ After Obama Gutted NASA for ‘Feel Good’ Muslim Outreach Project (VIDEO)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration was preparing to take Americans back to the Moon and on to Mars—until President Obama took office.

Beijing Subways Could Get Facial Recognition and Palm Scanning Tech
The operator behind the Beijing subway system is considering introducing face scanning and other so-called biometric technology which could be used to pay for a ticket, China Daily reported on Tuesday, but the move also raises concerns over surveillance.

The day Sodom and Gomorrah are restored
What were the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah? We’re told in Ezekiel 16:49-50: “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.”

Judicial Watch: Documents Reveal Obama HHS Paid Baptist Children and Family Services $182,129,786 for Four Months Housing of Illegal Alien Children
Taxpayer funds covered free laptops, big screen TVs, $75 per child per day for food, pregnancy tests, and “multicultural crayons”

Scientists confirm that mysterious radio signals from outer space are not made by humankind
The universe’s brightest signals are extraterrestrial in origin, Australian scientists have confirmed. Their report, published in Monthly Notices at the Royal Astronomical Society, was able to detect three specific radio emissions which definitely came from space.

Busted: Former Israeli Energy Minister Caught Spying For Iran
Gonen Segev has long been known as a Israeli public servant who went astray of the law…On Monday, Israel’s elite counter-intelligence force, Shin Bet, arrested Segev for spying on behalf of Iran.

Top 7 noticeable signs of anti-health sabotage indicating the depopulation agenda
…Medical error is the third leading cause of death in America, says Npr.org. The mission is depopulation and here are seven diseases that demonstrate the trend.


Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)

In Today’s Edition

  • Chuck Schumer admits that Democrats are cynically exploiting immigration.
  • Photos you haven’t seen of Obama’s facilities for child detention.
  • America’s exit from the UN Human Rights Council is welcome.
  • Fact or opinion — more Americans can’t tell the difference.
  • Republicans blast FBI bias in congressional hearings.
  • The SPLC’s $3M settlement is a taste of its own medicine.
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

Dems Cynically Leverage Immigration Crisis

Schumer resists any legislative compromise, while relishing that GOP is “feeling the heat.”

Obama’s Child Detention Photos You Have Not Seen

In 2014, journalists were given a media tour of two Obama administration detention facilities.

America’s Welcome Exit From the UN Human Rights Council

The U.S. is done giving legitimacy to this farcical group of human rights abusers.

Fact or Opinion — Americans Can’t Tell the Difference

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”

Republicans Blast FBI Bias Exposed in the IG Report

Graham and Gowdy slam Comey and the FBI for poorly handling the Clinton investigation.

SPLC Finally Gets a Taste of Its Own Medicine

The racial grievance industry linchpin is shelling over $3.4 million to settle a frivolous accusation.

Video: Jordan Peterson vs. ‘Social Justice Warriors’

John Stossel talks with the Canadian psychologist and professor about intolerant leftist politics.

Wednesday Short Cuts

Race bait: “There is a very obvious throughline connecting the worst moments and policies of this administration.” —Chris Hayes

Wednesday Top Headlines

Border crisis, health care costs soar, Trump ties Obama, UN human rights, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Gary Bauer
The Horowitz Hearings
Marc A. Thiessen
But Her Emails? You’re Dang Right Her Emails.
Ann Coulter
Google ‘Internet,’ Media!
Michelle Malkin
Weapons of Mass Manipulation
Walter E. Williams
Blind to Real Problems

Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon


Headlines – 6/20/2018

US envoy hails Netanyahu meeting with Jordan king on peace talks

US envoys Kushner, Greenblatt hold talks with Jordanian king

White House says Kushner met Jordan’s Abdullah about Israeli-Palestinian peace

PLO’s SG: ‘US has entered a very dangerous game’

‘We Support Palestinian Resistance,’ Qatar’s Emir Assures Iranian President

PA: No to initiative that will separate Gaza from Judea, Samaria

Gaza tensions flare: IDF strikes 8 more Hamas targets as rockets barrage south

UN chief ‘shocked’ by Israel’s use of live fire during Gaza border protests

Attorney general says Gazan fire kites a ‘legitimate military target’

From flaming kites to explosive condoms: The new battle with Gazan terror

Incendiary kites from Gaza causes 16 fires in border region

Cash-strapped UN refugee agency to cut back operations in Gaza

Top British Diplomat Calls Out UN Human Rights Council for ‘Disproportionate’ Focus on Israel

US quits the UN’s Human Rights Council, citing its ‘chronic bias against Israel’

US quits UN human rights council – ‘a cesspool of political bias’

Israel welcomes ‘courageous’ US pullout from UN Human Rights Council

Colombia’s president-elect open to moving embassy to Jerusalem

Trump signed secret pledge to safeguard Israeli nukes – report

Trump, like predecessors, signed letter on Israel’s undeclared nukes

How US presidents promised not to pressure Israel to give up its nukes

US Senate approves $500m for Israel’s missile defense program

Israel’s navy tests new long-range heavy torpedo

PM delays razing of West Bank Bedouin village ‘following international pressure’

Israel passes law permitting nonreligious to refuse to work on Shabbat

Hezbollah: We won’t hesitate to confront Zionist entity, US

Syrian handler paid Hamas cell $100,000 to attack Israeli cities, Shin Bet reveals

IDF surveillance drone crashes in Syria

Iraq blasts alleged Israeli air strike in Syria on forces ‘fighting ISIS’

US-led coalition destroys Islamic State narcotics cache – including 300,000 so-called ‘Jihadi pills’

Iran commander: ‘We have the ability to increase our missile range’

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says country won’t increase missile range

Iran rebuffs Trump’s call for OPEC to increase oil output

Turkey’s election campaigns are marred by violence

Jihadist plotted suicide attack on British PM, police say

Record 68.5 million people fleeing war or persecution worldwide

North Korean leader says he wants to maintain high-level contacts with Russia: Kremlin aide

North Korea expected to return remains of up to 200 US service members lost in Korean War

Russia could be storing nuclear weapons less than 50 miles from the Polish border

Russia seeks to force out foreign rabbis as ‘national security threat’

Just the Fear of a Trade War Is Straining the Global Economy

Trump: Dems want illegal immigrants to ‘infest our country’

Governors pull National Guard troops from border to protest Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

At least 5 governors won’t keep National Guard on the southern border, citing Trump’s family separation policy

The Story of Q – Who is the anonymous online poster claiming to be a high-level administration official? And can he or she bring us some much-needed truth in an era of fake news?

Wealth of world’s millionaires tops $70 trillion for first time

Power outage triggers mass subway delays

Alexa for Hospitality Lets Amazon Follow You on Vacation

Could your Google Home leak your location to hackers?

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts ot 32,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,000ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 10,000ft

Hundreds of Kilauea survivors seek FEMA help as volcano rages on

Floods kill dozens, displace more than a million in India, Bangladesh

Dam breaks, roads crumble after destructive flooding across Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota

Heavy rain to bring flood risk, travel disruptions to southeastern Texas this week

Hundreds of tons of dead herring wash up on Russian coast

Giant Horror Plant That Causes 3rd Degree Burns Has Spread to Yet Another US State

Inside an Alleged Abusive Emo ‘Sex Cult’: ‘None of These Poor Girls Could Say No’

Big-Name Retailers Make Pride Merchandise in Places That Aren’t L.G.B.T.-Friendly


ApostasyWatch Daily News

Anthony Wade – Debunking False Unity Arguments — Anna Aquino Edition

Dr. Who? – Televangelists With Fake Educations and Degrees

68% of white evangelicals think America shouldn’t house refugees

The Danger of the”Hyper Grace” Prophetic Movement

Posted: 20 Jun 2018 06:58 AM PDT

The Danger of the”Hyper Grace” Prophetic Movement(By Jeremiah Johnson) “Prophetic ministry flowing from those called to the office of prophet under the New Covenant still has the capacity to rebuke, correct, and discipline. Does it need to be done with brokenness and the right heart? Absolutely! But for the hyper-grace prophetic movement to now teach that the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross has banned prophets from delivering prophetic words that rebuke, bring correction, discipline, and call for repentance is heresy.  Here are five key indicators that the hyper-grace prophetic movement has overtaken a church culture or movement:

1. Warning the people that there are consequences for their sin and rebellion now gets prophets labeled as “doomsday prophets”.

2. Prophetic words calling for repentance and renouncing of specific sin is labeled as “judgmental and critical”.

3. If the prophetic words are not positive and encouraging, the prophet is labeled as “operating under the Old Covenant”.

4. Prophets who cry out for holiness and consecration and live a lifestyle of prayer and fasting are labeled “legalistic and harsh”.

5. Prophets who call out and expose false prophets and unbiblical practices are labeled “self-righteous, prideful, and rebellious”.

As we look at the life and ministry of Jesus and examine the New Testament, we see that correction, rebuke, uprooting, tearing down, and discipline are a part of prophetic ministry. Yes, building, planting, and encouraging are all a part of prophetic ministry but we must have balance! The same call that God gave Jeremiah in chapter 1 to tear down, uproot, overthrow, and destroy under the Old Covenant still holds weight under the New Covenant as demonstrated by Jesus Christ.”

Elite Girls School in New York Now Admitting Transgender Students

Posted: 20 Jun 2018 06:38 AM PDT

Elite Girls School in New York Now Admitting Transgender StudentsThe Brearley School, a nearly $50,000 a year prestigious private girls’ school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York, announced Monday that every applicant who considers themselves female are now welcome to apply and current students who no longer identify as female will be allowed to remain. The school insists in a statement on gender diversity that it will remain a school for girls.

“We recognize that the changing gender landscape poses questions faced by all girls’ schools. Brearley reaffirms its mission as a leader in girls’ education, and going forward will consider all applicants who identify as girls. In the instance that a current Brearley student no longer identifies as a girl, the school is committed to supporting the child and the family as appropriate to navigate the challenges inherent in being a transgender student in a girls’ school,” the school, founded in 1884, said. READ MORE

‘Fight the Snakes That Are Coming Against You’

Posted: 20 Jun 2018 06:29 AM PDT

‘Fight the Snakes That Are Coming Against You’(By Joe Joe Dawson) Just a few nights ago, I got in late from the Appeal to Heaven Conference, and it was so powerful. I had just gotten home and was getting ready to go to sleep. I fell asleep around 1:00 a.m. and had a prophetic dream. I woke up around 5:00 a.m. from the dream. This was one of the clearest and most vivid prophetic dreams the Lord has ever given me. In the dream, I walked into a house. Right when I walked in, on the living room floor, there was a very small black snake. I walked over, stepped on his head and kicked him out of the house.

In dreams, small snakes normally represent deceitfulness or poverty. They can mean a few different things, but it was just a small snake. After this, in the dream, I got in my car and started driving down the road. As I was driving, there were just a few snakes in the middle of the road, and I just drove over them. As I kept driving, more and more snakes were on the road. There were so many snakes at one point that I became fearful in the dream. Instead of driving over all of them, I drove around some of them and just let them be. READ MORE

Canadian Judge Recognizes Two Men in Polyamorous Relationship With Woman as Parents of Child

Posted: 20 Jun 2018 06:23 AM PDT

Canadian Judge Recognizes Two Men in Polyamorous Relationship With Woman as Parents of ChildA Canadian judge has ruled that two men who are involved in a polyamorous relationship with a woman who gave birth last year should both be recognized as the child’s parents on his birth certificate. “Society is continuously changing and family structures are changing along with it,” wrote Justice Robert Fowler of the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court’s family division. “This must be recognized as a

reality and not as a detriment to the best interests of the child.” He said that it would not be in the child’s best interests to deny parental recognition to both men, stating that when lawmakers passed the Children’s Law Act of 1997, which only allows two parents to be named on a birth certificate, they didn’t take into consideration the “now complex family relationships that are common and accepted in our society.” READ MORE

13 Traits of ‘Orphan Spirit’ Leaders

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 07:30 PM PDT

13 Traits of ‘Orphan Spirit’ Leaders(By Joseph Mattera) One of the greatest needs in the Body of Christ is to release the spirit of sonship (Read Romans 8:15). Since both the nation of Israel and the church were modeled after the biblical family structure its leaders were supposed to function more as spiritual parents than corporate executives. The apostle Paul said that we only have few fathers even though we have numerous teachers (1 Corinthians 4) those who have not

been properly “fathered” in the natural can tend to walk with an “orphan spirit”. Unfortunately, many leaders in the church and marketplace still function emotionally with an orphan spirit even though they have been adopted as sons into the family of Father/God. Leaders with orphan spirits are limited in their capacity to make disciples and maximize their Kingdom purpose. I write this article to shed light on this vital subject so leaders can become more self-aware, and go to the Lord and others to be healed. CONTINUE

How Followers of the False Messiah Have Hijacked These Important Spiritual Times

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 06:49 PM PDT

How Followers of the False Messiah Have Hijacked These Important Spiritual Times(By Ron Allen) This week, on June 21, the summer begins on the summer solstice. Astronomically, the summer solstice is the day when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky over the northern hemisphere. It is also the longest day of the year. The opposite solstice, the winter solstice, is the day when the sun is lowest in the heavens and the night is longest. The other seasonal markers, the spring and fall equinoxes occur when the sun is at midpoint and day and night are of equal length.

These important calendar dates are important in God’s religious calendar. The first three Hebrew feasts, pointing to Christ’s death and resurrection, occur near the spring equinox; while the last three feasts, picturing the second coming of Christ, occur near the fall equinox. The spring and winter are associated with the appearance of Christ in Hosea 6:3, and the story of Christ’s Advent begins with the conception of John the Baptist, which is believed to have occurred near the winter solstice in 7 B.C. Summer is associated with the second coming of Christ, as we are told that the summer is near when the fig tree (Israel) comes to life. (Matt. 24:32). You may have a free download of our book The Stars of His Coming for more information. CONTINUE

Kushner meets Jordan’s Abdullah about Israeli-Palestinian peace…

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 06:41 PM PDT

Kushner meets Jordan’s Abdullah about Israeli-Palestinian peace…White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, who is also President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, met on Tuesday with Jordan’s King Abdullah about the humanitarian situation in Gaza and the Trump administration’s efforts on creating peace between Israel and the Palestinian territories, the White House said on Tuesday.

The meeting, which also included Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, came one day after a tete-a-tete between the king of the Arab nation and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on advancing regional peace. The Trump administration has been working on an Israeli-Palestinian plan, but it has yet to be made public. MORE

Loud unknown sound frightens animals and people in Chile

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 02:23 PM PDT

Loud unknown sound frightens animals and people in ChileApocalyptic fears were sparked among people in Chile as a strange trumpet-like noise was heard for two minutes, frightening animals and people. Dogs were barking in fear and the atmosphere was eerie, as the loud, unknown sound went on during the night.

However, some social media users were not so convinced that the sounds were from the heavens, suggesting rather that the noise could have come from a steel industry somewhere nearby. “Honestly this sounds like a shipyard, construction or mining sounds,” one user wrote. Another added: “Could be a train car with faulty brakes.”  READ MORE

Professor required students to praise Allah, Remove shoes before entering office

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 01:32 PM PDT

Professor required students to praise Allah, Remove shoes before entering office

A controversial Muslim professor at the University of Connecticut retired this past year after students complained that he required them to say an Arabic phrase and remove their shoes before entering his office.  Retired biology professor, Felix Coe, taped two signs outside his office requiring students to say “Bismillah,” an Arabic phrase meaning “in the name of Allah” before entering his

Watch the latest video at foxnews.comoffice, CampusReform.org reported. Visitors were also required to remove their shoes. “I’m a Muslim. You don’t come in my office with dirty shoes. That’s a curse,” Coe told a student, after telling her to “get the hell out” and “I don’t want to see you” for wearing shoes in his office in an undated audio clip recently released by Jihad WatchCONTINUE

Privacy Concerns, Fake News Cause Social Media Users to Ditch Accounts

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 01:25 PM PDT

Privacy Concerns, Fake News Cause Social Media Users to Ditch AccountsPrivacy concerns and fake news are creating a lot of anxiety and confusion on the internet, and a new study shows some people are just ditching their social media accounts as a result. Many people can’t tell the difference between fake news and real news, and many others are afraid their privacy is being violated on social media. Those two serious problems are the subject of major new studies.  As a serious

lack of trust grows among social media users, they’re now saying they want the companies that advertise on Facebook and Twitter to find solutions quickly to the problem, according to CNBC. One study by public relations consultancy Edelman revealed 70 percent of people surveyed expected advertisers to put pressure on social media sites to address false information and remove offensive content. READ MORE

‘God Is Real, Believe That’: Chris Pratt Calls Teens to God with 9 EPIC Rules for Life at MTV Awards

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 01:18 PM PDT

‘God Is Real, Believe That’: Chris Pratt Calls Teens to God with 9 EPIC Rules for Life at MTV AwardsChris Pratt once again used his platform to share the Gospel with thousands of fans.  The Christian actor took the stage Monday night to accept MTV’s 2018 “Generation Award” and used his thank-you speech to share his “9 rules’ for life.” While some were more serious than others, his overall message rang clear: “You have a soul and God loves you.”  “I’m going to cut to the chase and I am going to speak to you, the

next generation,” Pratt said. “I accept the responsibility as your elder. So, listen up.”  Cracking a joke to get things started, Pratt’s first rule was to breathe saying, “If you don’t, you will suffocate.” But his first reference to faith showed up in tip two where he told his fans, “You have a soul, be careful with it.” He used rule number three to address bullying, telling the audience, “If you are strong, be a protector. If you are smart, be a humble influencer. Strength and intelligence can be weapons, so do not wield them against the weak. That makes you a bully. Be bigger than that.” CONTINUE

Floods in Assam claim 14 lives, affect 548,086 people in 719 villages in India

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 01:07 PM PDT

Floods in Assam claim 14 lives, affect 548,086 people in 719 villages in IndiaHeavy monsoon rains and floods affecting the Indian state of Assam over the past week have claimed lives of 14 people by June 19, 2018. 11 people died due to flooding and 3 due to landslides. According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 548,986 people in 719 villages of 6 districts (Nagaon, Hojai, Golaghat, Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj) have been affected.

With all major rivers flowing above danger levels, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel have evacuated 8,201 marooned people from the flood-hit districts of Karimganj, Hailakandi and Cachar. The Government has opened up 437 relief camps in Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj, in which 159,652 flood-hit people are taking shelter. Additionally, 212 relief distribution centers have been opened up by the district administrations of Cachar and Karimganj. READ MORE


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June 19, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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President Donald Trump, facing a blast of criticism for the detention of children separated from their immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, is slated to meet with Republican lawmakers on Tuesday ahead of votes on immigration legislation.

The U.S. Senate passed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday, backing President Donald Trump’s call for a bigger, stronger military but setting up a potential battle with the White House over Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE Corp.

China and the United States sank into a deepening trade conflict that roiled financial markets Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese products, prompting Beijing to accuse Washington of starting a trade war.

Prime Minister Theresa May cannot accept a proposal to hand parliament more control over Brexit, her spokesman said on Tuesday, setting up a showdown with lawmakers who want the right to step in if Britain risks crashing out of the EU with no deal.

France said an investment budget for the euro zone and a backstop for European banks demanded by President Emmanuel Macron are non-negotiable, raising pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel before talks on Tuesday on reforming the bloc.

Hungary will proceed with a parliamentary vote this week on the government’s so called “Stop Soros” bill without waiting for the opinion of a panel of law experts, the country’s foreign minister said on Tuesday.

Warplanes struck an opposition-held area in Syria’s southwestern Deraa province on Tuesday, a war monitor and local activists reported, a military escalation in territory where government forces are threatening a major offensive.

U.S. homebuilding surged to near an 11-year high in May amid an acceleration in both single-family and multi-family home construction, but a second straight monthly drop in permits suggested housing market activity would remain moderate.

UPS said it will invest $130 million to buy 730 compressed natural gas vehicles and build five more domestic CNG fueling stations as the industry moves to shift from petroleum-burning vehicles to those that use less-polluting alternative fuels.

AP Top Stories

In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition. The statement confirmed the fears of some parents but led critics to warn that it may risk stigmatizing too many young video players.

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), but disaster officials said it did not cause any damage, including at the Fuego volcano where recent eruptions have killed 110 people.

Since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, a divisive idea has gained momentum as a way to stem school shootings: arm teachers. At some schools in Ohio, armed teachers have been in classrooms for as many as five years.

Shunned by other Mediterranean countries, the Aquarius rescue boat, accompanied by two Italian military vessels, was finally, after a week on the high seas, headed for port in Valencia, Spain, an elegant city famous for oranges, paella and its annual festival of Las Fallas, in which oversized effigies are set alight, covering the city in smoke. This weekend it was the site of a raucous gay pride festival with concerts and celebrations in all corners and spilling into the square in front of City Hall, which for days had been festooned with a banner: “Valencia: City of Refugees!”

Americans make up 4 percent of the world’s population but owned about 46 percent of the estimated 857 million weapons in civilian hands at the end of 2017, a survey showed on Monday.

The South Korean Defense Ministry confirmed Tuesday that their major military exercise with the US planned for August has been suspended.

More than 20 fighters from an Iraqi paramilitary force key to the battle against the Islamic State group were killed in an eastern Syria air raid the United States linked to Israel.

As the annual review gets under way this week, the 25 largest lenders are gearing up to announce dividends and buybacks totaling roughly $30 billion more than last year, representing a 25 percent increase, according to analysts’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Inc. are likely to distribute more than 100 percent of their profits in the next four quarters, according to the estimates.

BBC

Yemeni pro-government forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates, are reported to have stormed the airport serving the rebel-held Red Sea city of Hudaydah. The UAE’s state news agency, Wam, said troops had gained control of large parts of the facility and that dozens of Houthi rebels were dead or wounded.

On a stage in San Francisco, IBM’s Project Debater spoke, listened and rebutted a human’s arguments in what was described as a groundbreaking display of artificial intelligence. The machine drew from a library of “hundreds of millions” of documents – mostly newspaper articles and academic journals – to form its responses to a topic it was not prepared for beforehand.

President Donald Trump has ordered the US military to establish a sixth branch of its armed forces – a “space force”.

WND

Thirty-eight percent of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the United States today, similar to last month’s 37% satisfaction rate but marking the numerical high since a 39% reading in September 2005.

Conservative author Ann Coulter suggested Sunday that immigrant children who are “weeping and crying” at the border after being separated from their parents are “child actors,” who have been given scripts to read as they appear on news networks.


News – 6/19/2018

Republicans demand names of anti-Trump FBI employees from bombshell IG report
“As representatives of the American people, Congress deserves to know exactly who contributed to the abuse of power at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI,” the letter reads. “These individuals need to be held accountable and only transparency will ensure that action.”

Trump directs creation of sixth military branch: The Space Force
US President Donald Trump has asked Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford to oversee creation of a sixth branch of the military, separate from the Pentagon’s five traditional uniformed branches. “We’re going to have the space force,” Trump said. “When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space,” Trump said today at a White House event on space policy. “We must have American dominance in space.”

Merkel-Macron meeting is ‘moment of truth’ for Europe: French minister
France said an investment budget for the euro zone and a backstop for European banks demanded by President Emmanuel Macron are non-negotiable, raising pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel before talks on Tuesday on reforming the bloc.

SOLAR WIND QUICKENS
Earth is moving deeper into a stream of solar wind that arrived during the early hours of June 18th. This is causing the solar wind near our planet to quicken, blowing faster than 500 km/s (1.1 million mph). High latitude sky watchers should remain alert for auroras…

‘Slow earthquakes’ on San Andreas Fault increase risk of large quakes, say ASU scientists
Creep on the central San Andreas during the past several decades, so the thinking goes, has reduced the chance of a big quake that ruptures the entire fault from north to south. However new research by two Arizona State University geophysicists shows that the earth movements along this central section have not been smooth and steady, as previously thought.

Mathematical Prophecy or Predicting the Future
Saul Kullok, a scientist with many patents to his name, has developed a formula correlating the axis of the earth and the latitudes of Israel’s Biblical borders to Prophecy. The proofs are convincing but what he said about next year will shock you.

US Official: “Israel Struck Iranian-backed Iraqi Militia in Syria”
A US official told CNN Monday that the airstrike targeting Kata’ib Hezbollah members was carried out by Israel. This came eighteen hours after the Syrian regime had blamed the US-led coalition for the airstrike that hit near Syrian regime soldiers and their foreign militia allies.

Was a Disgraced Former Israeli Politician Spying for Iran?
If Segev is convicted of the charges laid against him, there is some speculation among lawyers that he could either potentially face the death penalty or life imprisonment. To-date, Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann – who was convicted of crimes against humanity – is the only individual whom the state of Israel has executed.

Trump tariffs: US escalates trade threats to China
US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200bn (£151bn) of Chinese goods in a growing trade row. Mr Trump said the 10% tariffs would come into effect if China “refuses to change its practices”. The threats would be a major escalation of the dispute and sparked further falls on stock markets.

Israel charges ex-minister Gonen Segev with spying for Iran
Israel has charged a former cabinet minister with spying for Iran, the Shin Bet internal security service says. Gonen Segev, a medical doctor who served as energy minister in the 1990s, was allegedly recruited by Iranian intelligence while living in Nigeria. He was detained during a visit to Equatorial Guinea in May and extradited following a request by Israeli police.

Americans grapple with recognizing facts in news stories
Only a quarter of U.S. adults in a recent survey could fully identify factual statements – as opposed to opinion – in news stories, the Pew Research Center found in a study released on Monday. The survey comes amid growing concerns about so-called fake news spread on the internet and social media. The term generally refers to fabricated news that has no basis in fact but is presented as being factually accurate.

US official says Israel behind overnight airstrike in Syria
A White House official told CNN Monday evening that Israel is responsible for an airstrike that was carried out against Syria overnight Sunday which left scores of pro-regime fighters dead. Syrian state media, citing a military source, reported earlier that US-led coalition aircraft had bombed “one of our military positions” in eastern Syria, leading to deaths and injuries, but the US military denied carrying out strikes in the area.

George Soros: Trump is Single-Handedly Destroying My Plan for This World
Billionaire globalist George Soros has lashed out at President Trump, accusing him of single-handedly destroying his plans for the world “he created.”

The Flag of Palestine Before 1948 That Will Shut Up Every Muslim in The World
Further proof of the lie (as if we needed any more) of the vicious historical revisionism by the Muslim world to erase the Jewish State and create a mythical Islamic narrative surrounding five thousand years of Jewish history.The fact is that Palestine is Israel – the Jewish homeland.

Canada’s Supreme Court rules that LGBT rights come BEFORE your religious beliefs
Canada’s top court has ruled in favour of denying accreditation to a Christian law school that banned students from having gay sex.

80,000 Muslim migrants enroute to Europe, armed forces deployed to stop them
There are 100,000 Muslim migrants enroute to Western Europe. The New York Times is reporting, ” Countries along a new Balkan migrant route pledged on Thursday to work together to prevent a repetition of the 2015 influx that brought more than a million refugees into Europe from North Africa and the Middle East..

American Medical Association sliding toward support of physician-assisted suicide… here come the death panels
Will the American Medical Association soon be in favor of physician-assisted suicide? In early June, the AMA decided not to reaffirm its position against assisted suicide – a decision which has shocked many. But indeed, the AMA has gone against its own Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, which recommended the AMA maintain its opposition of euthanasia for humans.

Who Is A Bigger Threat To The LGBT Community, Chick-fil-A…Or ISIS?
June is Pride month, so naturally we’ve been subject to lots of self-righteous op-eds, naked middle-aged men marching down the main streets of major American cities, and way too much rainbow.

Outrage as a Thousand Muslims Pray in French Street Following End of Ramadan
France banned street prayer but sharia law supercedes man-made law. Islamic supremacism and conquest. Takbir! A territorial declaration, not to mention the mind-numbing caterwaul of the call to prayer at dawn. In other words, $%##** everybody else who isn’t Muslim.

Obama administration placed children with human traffickers, report says
The Obama administration failed to protect thousands of Central American children who have flooded across the U.S. border since 2011, leaving them vulnerable to traffickers and to abuses at the hands of government-approved caretakers, a Senate investigation has found.

Violent crime rises in Germany and is attributed to refugees
Young male refugees in Germany got the blame on Wednesday for most of a two-year increase in violent crime, adding fuel to the country’s political debate over migrants.

CNN’s Ana Navarro: ‘Shame on Any Christian’ Who Uses Scripture to Justify Separating Families
Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” network commentator Ana Navarro said it was the “utmost cynicism” for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to quote scripture in defense of separating immigrant children from their families.

Portland Gives $96,000 Blacks-Only Grant To Hip Hop Marijuana Shop
In an effort to combat racial stereotypes, the government is giving welfare to black folks for drugs and rap music. No, it’s not a Dave Chappelle skit, it’s real…The “marijuana dispensary” was started with a $96,000 “Portland Opportunities Industrial Center” grant, specifically designed for black folks.

Illegal Aliens Using Minors to Enter U.S. Increased 315 Percent Since Last Year
The number of illegal aliens at the U.S.-Mexico border who are using minors to gain entry to the country has increased more than 300 percent since last year, White House officials say.


Mid-Day Snapshot

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In Today’s Edition

  • Ted Cruz steps up with a bill to end family separation at the border.
  • Hillary Clinton offers “Biblical” justification for opposing Trump’s border policy.
  • SCOTUS leaves gerrymandering to the states.
  • Washington Post employees slam billionaire Bezos for pay practices.
  • After Trenton gang shootout, Dem governor blames guns.
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

Ted Cruz Offers Solution to End Family Separation

The Texas senator proposed a law to mitigate the Democrat- and MSM-created firestorm.

Hillary Clinton’s Hypocritical Biblical Outrage

She slams the Trump administration with a disingenuous appeal to the words of Jesus.

SCOTUS Leaves Gerrymandering to the States

Cases in Wisconsin and Maryland are left to lower courts and the political branches to sort out.

WaPo Employees Demand Bezos Open Up Purse Strings

Is the wealthiest man in the world not practicing what he preaches at his own company?

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NJ Dem Governor to Blame for Trenton Shooting

The gang member and now murderer was released 10 years early thanks to Democrat policies.

Video: Students Say Bakers Should Bake the Cake

Campus Reform asks students about the recent Supreme Court case on religious liberty.

Tuesday Short Cuts

Self-evaluation: “Our party right now … is pickled in identity politics and victimology.” —Democrat Matt Flynn

Tuesday Top Headlines

Americans are satisfied, immigration kerfuffle, Space Force, tariffs (again), and more.

Today’s Opinion

Rich Lowry
The Unfairness of Harvard
Gary Bauer
Horowitz Report Day 5
Dennis Prager
The Bad Hate the Good: The SPLC vs. Prager University
Stephen Moore
Fake Support for a Free Market in Energy
Todd Starnes
Church Forced to Remove ‘Anger-Provoking’ Billboards Declaring ‘America Is a Christian Nation’

Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon


ApostasyWatch Daily News

Stupid pastor tricks – how you’re getting fooled

Why Mohler is Wrong on Immigration

First Baptist Dallas ‘America is a Christian nation’ billboard removed

4 in 10 LGBT Americans Identify as Christian, Similar Number Unaffiliated, Poll Finds

Pastor, Five Family Members Murdered in Nicaragua


Headlines – 6/19/2018

Netanyahu holds rare meet with Jordan king ahead of US peace push

Abbas Rejects Trump’s Plan for Gaza: An Attempt to Divide Palestinians

Israel needs ‘Iron Dome for diplomacy,’ deputy minister says

IAF strikes 9 Hamas targets in response to kites terrorism

Top minister urges shooting to kill Gaza kite launchers

Lieberman says won’t allow for daily fires from incendiary kites to continue

Red Cross: IDF fire causing ‘unprecedented crisis’

Gaza Palestinian killed during attack on border fence

Abbas aide slams reported US plan to raise funds for Gaza

Woman with 10-inch knife screamed ‘I want to kill all you Jews’ as she chased children outside synagogue

Britain condemns ‘anti-Israel bias’ at UN Human Rights Council

Minister blasts Prince William for listing Old City as Palestinian in itinerary

Mayoral candidate Elkin upset Brits call east Jerusalem ‘occupied’

Former Israeli minister could potentially face death penalty for spying for Iran

Iran FM says Israel’s nukes real threat to Middle East, beyond

US envoy scolds Israeli MKs for demanding US recognition of Golan

Iraq force accuses US of killing 22 of its fighters in Syria

US official: Israel behind mysterious Syria airstrike that killed dozens

At least 52 pro-regime fighters said killed in east Syria strike

As war rages, Iran says ‘military approach in Yemen will fail’

Erdogan’s Plan to Raise a ‘Pious Generation’ Divides Parents in Turkey

Over 30 killed after 2 suicide bombs hit end-of-Ramadan celebration in Nigeria

Papua New Guinea declares 9-month state of emergency due to riots

Russia Military Fires Nuclear Capable Missile in New Video Amid Tensions With NATO

Russia argues the Marine Corps’ beefed-up presence in Norway is an attack

US and South Korea to announce suspension of major military drills this week, report says

China’s tariffs on U.S. oil would disrupt $1 billion monthly business

Israel could get hurt in Trump’s trade war with China

Russia cuts Treasury holdings in half as foreigners start losing appetite for US debt

Mergers Would Make AT&T, Comcast World’s Most Indebted Companies

President Trump believes IG report ‘totally exonerates’ him

Comey Under Investigation For Handling Of Classified Information

Americans grapple with recognizing facts in news stories: Pew survey

Four in 10 people have deleted a social media account in the past year due to privacy worries, study says

The government’s creepy obsession with your face

5.9 magnitude earthquake hits the Easter Island region

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Guanagazapa, Guatemala

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Isangel, Vanuatu

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Pamandzi, Mayotte

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Sabtang, Philippines

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

At least four killed, more than 300 injured after strong earthquake rattles Osaka

Strong explosion from Sakurajima volcano creates a tall ash plume and pyroclastic flows

Sabancya volcano in Peru erupts to 23,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 19,000ft

Mayon volcano in the Philippines erupts to 18,000ft

Ebeko volcano in the Kuril Islands erupts to 11,000ft

Wisconsin dam fails; flash flood warning includes Minnesota town

Flash flooding wipes out roads, damages buildings in Houghton, Michigan

Massive swarms of bugs are invading the World Cup ahead of England-Tunisia in Volgograd

Monsanto Faces Man Dying of Cancer in Roundup Trial

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

Google Is Training Machines to Predict When a Patient Will Die

Millennials are on track to have worse health in middle age than their parents, according to a new report

Fewer teens are having sex and using illicit drugs, but more feel persistently sad or hopeless, CDC reports

United Methodist Church Slams Family Separations, Calls Trump Policy “Antithetical to the Teachings of Christ”

White House on family separations: Trump enforcing the law

Obama’s Immigration Agencies Separated Children From Their Families, Too

UN rights chief: US policy on migrant kids ‘unconscionable’

Former CIA chief compares Trump admin to Nazis over separating children from parents

Who’s In Your Corner?

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 06:58 AM PDT

Who’s In Your Corner?In this message, you will discover how when you and I go through hardships, trials, and tribulation, You will either have “encouragers” or “discouragers” in your corner! Which do you have?

Kilauea lava transforming into a wide, flowing river traveling long distances.

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 06:21 AM PDT

Kilauea lava transforming into a wide, flowing river traveling long distances.Lava from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has been spewing for over a month, but the thick, slow-moving lava has taken a new shape, transforming into a wide, hot, flowing river of lava traveling long distances.  The 2100-degree lava is flowing together into a molten red river running 9 miles from the fissure into the ocean at Kapoho. The transition into fast-paced lava moving about 200 yards per hour seen Monday is due the location of the fissure.

The fissure, the 8th of 24 fissures, is located in the lower east rift zone near Leilani Estates. The magma under the surface in this area is hotter, more fluid and less crystallized. “The whole lower east rift zone has a plumbing system two miles below surface and it is delivering hotter magma at fissure 8, which is giving runnier lava that’s flowing to the ocean,” said Charles Mandeville, program coordinator for volcano hazards program at United States Geological Survey. READ MORE

Owners of the Bar That Launched the Modern LGBT Movement Call It a ‘Gay Church’

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 06:06 AM PDT

Owners of the Bar That Launched the Modern LGBT Movement Call It a ‘Gay Church’The current owners of the bar believed to be the site for the birthplace of the modern LGBT movement have labeled it a “gay church.”  Kurt Kelly and Stacy Lentz became the owners of The Stonewall Inn, a New York City-based bar that was the site of riots by LGBT individuals and activists in 1969.  Kelly and Lentz, who became the bar’s co-owners in 2006, told The Huffington Post about overseeing the historic

site in an interview published Monday, comparing it to a place of worship.  “I would say it is a gay church,” said Lentz. “For me, it’s a platform for social change and social justice. That’s what I’m passionate about.” “It represents a movement, it’s a living, breathing part of history and it’s our responsibility to keep it alive and it also means to me the birthplace of gay rights and the ability to keep that equality in place.” READ MORE

‘Sex Assigned at Birth’ Will Be Taught After Virginia School Board Ignores Parents’ Concerns

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 05:58 AM PDT

‘Sex Assigned at Birth’ Will Be Taught After Virginia School Board Ignores Parents’ ConcernsDespite overwhelming opposition voiced by parents, one of the largest school districts in the country has approved controversial LGBT-friendly changes to its sex education curriculum that critics say were pushed by left-leaning political groups and lacked medical justification.  The Fairfax County School Board in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., voted 10-1 last Thursday to pass a set of proposed changes to its sex education curriculum that, among other things, scrubs the term “biological sex” everywhere in the curriculum and replaces it with the term “sex assigned at birth.”

Other changes opposed by parents include the teaching of HIV/AIDS prevention pill Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, no longer teaching students that abstinence from sexual activity is the only 100 percent effective way to avoid teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, and scrubbing clergy from a list of “trusted adults.” Parents were also outraged that the school district will not teach its students about the health risks of hormone therapy and supression associated with gender transition. CONTINUE

 

Record-breaking monsoon rains affecting Myanmar’s Mon State

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 05:42 AM PDT

Record-breaking monsoon rains affecting Myanmar’s Mon StateRecord-breaking monsoon rains affecting Myanmar’s Mon State since June 16, 2018, triggered landslides and worst floods parts of the state have seen in more than 40 years. At least 16 people have been killed or are missing across the country since 2018 Southwest Monsoon arrived more than a week ago.  Hundreds of people were forced to flee their homes on June 17 after floods swept Mawlamyine and other townships in Mon State after hours of heavy rain, the Myanmar Times reports. Floods and

landslides hit Mawlamyine before dawn, submerging homes and roads in what locals are describing as worst floods to hit the town in over 40 years. Most areas in Mawlamyine are flooded, such as Thiri Mingalar, Thiri Myaing, Kyauk Tan, Zayar Thiri and Thaya Aye, the paper wrote. “Normally, some quarters of the town would flood when the tide rises in the Thanlwin River, but this time was not only about tide but also about heavy rain, the drains in the town are overflowing,” one resident said. READ MORE

These Types of Christians Are at Great Risk of Renouncing Jesus

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 05:35 AM PDT

These Types of Christians Are at Great Risk of Renouncing Jesus(By John Burton) Are you in one of the groups of Christians who will be quick to renounce Jesus? You might be shocked. Few can argue that we are experiencing a falling away right now. Many are surrendering wholehearted passion for Jesus for other more immediately satisfying, carnal pursuits. Our culture is growing darker by the day.  However, as great as the falling away is today, it cannot compare to what the Bible calls the apostasy, or the great falling away.

This will be a far-reaching rebellion against God and an abandonment of truth. “Do not let anyone deceive you in any way. For that Day will not come unless a falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or is worshipped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself as God” (2 Thess. 2:3-4). The Bible makes it clear that legitimate followers of Jesus will, during a time of great pressure, fall away. CONTINUE

Canada’s Trudeau Accused of Running a ‘Totalitarian’ State and Pushing Christians Out of Work

Posted: 18 Jun 2018 06:51 PM PDT

Canada’s Trudeau Accused of Running a ‘Totalitarian’ State and Pushing Christians Out of WorkChristian medical professionals are calling on Canadian Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau to give them “equal freedoms and access to employment.”  According to Robert Walley, executive director of MaterCare, Trudeau is unfairly targeting people of faith by endorsing practices that discriminate against those with strong religious beliefs. Earlier this month in an open letter to Trudeau, Walley, a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada, had this to say:

“Medical students, residents, and physicians have begun to experience discrimination through denial of their right to practice according to their consciences if they do not accept your government’s dictatorial policies with the consequence their recruitment into programs and positions are obstructed, though they equally qualified,” he wrote. MaterCare, a Catholic-run health organization, says they are concerned that the result of these restrictions will be that “fewer young doctors are entering certain specialties, and others sadly compromise their moral integrity in order to sustain their careers.” READ MORE

Man Wakes From Coma With Vivid Recollection of Jesus, Robes and Angels

Posted: 18 Jun 2018 01:58 PM PDT

Man Wakes From Coma With Vivid Recollection of Jesus, Robes and AngelsATTENTION: The following testimony does not reflect the personal views or opinions of ETH

A Montana man who was seriously injured in a horrific car accident says that he spent time in heaven after falling deeply unconscious for seven days.   Tom Dolezal was driving through Wolf Creek Canyon in Helena when he collided head-on with another truck pulling a horse trailer. Knocked out and with 22 broken bones, Dolezal is absolutely convinced he saw Jesus Christ in person. “I flew up into Heaven… and Heaven is stacked,” he told the Liberty County Times. He told the newspaper that he witnessed Jesus walking in a field during his eight-day coma.

According to the Great Falls Tribune, Dolezal said he saw people in purple robes, and even spotted an angel with a “very pleasant” if tired face and short pants. Many others have claimed to see Jesus and visit heaven after serious accidents. One such person was Dr. Mary Neal, who appeared on “The Billy Hallowell Podcast” last year to discuss her staggering spiritual experience that followed a deadly kayaking accident. READ MORE

Philadelphia Bans Catholic Agency From Placing Foster Kids with Christian Families

Posted: 18 Jun 2018 01:52 PM PDT

Philadelphia Bans Catholic Agency From Placing Foster Kids with Christian FamiliesA Philadelphia judge heard oral arguments Monday in a case that bans a Catholic foster care agency from placing children in families with religious convictions.  According to the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is representing families in the case, the ‘city’s harmful new policy keeps foster children from loving homes.’

The group has posted several stories from clients in the case on its Facebook page.  “Sharonell Fulton has fostered more than 40 children over 25 years,” reads one post page. She currently cares for two young siblings with special needs and she couldn’t provide a safe and loving home without the ongoing support of Catholic Social Services.” READ MORE

Mega-Church Forced to Remove ‘America is a Christian Nation’ Billboards

Posted: 18 Jun 2018 01:46 PM PDT

Mega-Church Forced to Remove ‘America is a Christian Nation’ BillboardsPastor Robert Jeffress is fighting back after he says his mega-church, First Baptist Dallas, was forced to take down two billboards advertising his upcoming sermon, “America is a Christian Nation.”  Jeffress tells CBN News the day after the billboards went up, the Dallas Morning News published two articles characterizing their content as “hateful” and “divisive.” Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings was quoted in one

of the articles. Jeffress says the articles were sent to the company that created the billboards, Outfront Media, which ended up taking them down and canceling its contract with First Baptist Dallas. The company pointed to the Dallas Morning News articles and classified the advertisements as “anger-provoking.” READ MORE

Chimps and orangutans could be extinct by the end of the century,

Posted: 18 Jun 2018 01:41 PM PDT

Chimps and orangutans could be extinct by the end of the century,Chimpanzees and orangutans are on the brink of extinction, a top scientist has warned. Brazil, Madagascar, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo alone harbor two-thirds of all primate species – and a staggering 60 percent of those are threatened with extinction. Among the primates at risk are chimpanzees, orangutans, and lowland gorillas. Species in Madagascar and Indonesia are thought to

be most at risk, with 90 percent reporting a rapid decline in numbers.  Conservation expert Professor Anna Nekaris warned: “Many iconic species will be lost unless these countries, international organizations, consumer nations and global citizens take immediate action to protect primate populations and their habitats. READ MORE

You Won’t Believe What Facebook Is Allowing Planned Parenthood to Tell Teen Girls

Posted: 18 Jun 2018 01:34 PM PDT

You Won’t Believe What Facebook Is Allowing Planned Parenthood to Tell Teen GirlsFacebook is facing backlash for allowing Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, to run a series of ads targeting young girls.  Chris Martin of LifeWay Social uncovered the ads by using a new feature on Facebook that allows users to see the names of those who sponsor political ads on the social media platform.  The ads came out just a day after several lawmakers in Washington urged the Department of Health and Human Services to open an investigation into Planned Parenthood for

“enabling child sex abuse,” based on a report from Live Action. One of the ads features a suggestive photo. Another declares that “Sex Is Hot—Bad Sex Ed Is Not,” targeting girls as young as 13. “Whatever you think about sex, sexual education or Planned Parenthood, you should take notice of the audience receiving these ads,” Martin says in an article posted on his organization’s website. “Planned Parenthood is using Facebook ads to tell middle and high school students that ‘Sex Is Hot.’”  READ MORE

UPDATE: 5.5 magnitude quake in Japan kills 4 and injures more than 300

Posted: 18 Jun 2018 11:40 AM PDT

UPDATE: 5.5 magnitude quake in Japan kills 4 and injures more than 300At least four people died and more than 300 were injured when a strong earthquake knocked over walls and ignited scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in Western Japan on Monday. A falling concrete wall at a school killed a 9-year-old girl during the 5.5 magnitude quake. Two fatalities were men in their

80s, while officials later said they confirmed the death of an 81-year-old woman in Takatsuki. Most of the injured were in Osaka – Japan’s No. 2 city bustling with businesses. Osaka officials did not give details, but the injuries reported in Kyoto and three other neighboring prefectures were all minor.  READ MORE


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June 18 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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President Donald Trump on Monday blamed migrants in Europe for what he inaccurately described as a rise in crime in Germany and for violently changing the culture, adding that what was happening with immigration there presented a similar threats to the United States.

President Donald Trump’s former election campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was sent to jail pending trial on Friday after being charged with witness tampering, the latest episode in his long fall from grace.

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday, killing three people, halting factory lines in an industrial area and bursting water mains, government and company officials said.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will visit the White House on July 2 and discuss security goals within NATO, trade and other issues with U.S. President Donald Trump, the White House said in a statement on Monday.

Democratic lawmakers joined protesters outside immigration detention facilities in New Jersey and Texas on Sunday for Father’s Day demonstrations against the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The world is failing to properly invest in the Syrian refugee crisis and families, women, and children are suffering terribly as a result, U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie said on Sunday.

Syrian state media said on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed a Syrian army position near the Iraqi border, causing deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military denied it was responsible.

President Donald Trump on Monday blamed migrants in Europe for what he inaccurately described as a rise in crime in Germany and for violently changing the culture, adding that what was happening with immigration there presented a similar threats to the United States.

Military patrols in the northern Syrian city of Manbij have begun and Turkish forces will enter the town step by step, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.

China’s threat to impose duties on U.S. oil imports will hit a business that has soared in the last two years, and which is now worth almost $1 billion per month.

Only a quarter of U.S. adults in a recent survey could fully identify factual statements – as opposed to opinion – in news stories, the Pew Research Center found in a study.

AP Top Stories

A study in the journal Pediatrics links lack of sleep to higher odds for heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity. It found that less than a third of kids get the recommended amount of sleep.

Nearly 40 foreign fighters allied to Syria’s regime were killed in an overnight bombing raid near the country’s eastern border with Iraq, a monitor said on Monday.

A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire.

At least 20 people have been hurt and one suspected shooter killed, after gunfire broke out at an all-night art festival in New Jersey. A total of 16 of the 20 injured were treated for gunshot wounds and four of those hurt – among them a 13-year-old boy – were in a critical condition.

South Korea on Monday began two days of war games to practice defending the disputed Dokdo islands off its east coast — against an unlikely attack by Japan.

The Israeli military said its aircraft struck a vehicle early Sunday belonging to someone who sent burning kites into Israel from Gaza.

Tens of thousands of Palestinian demonstrators are expected to head to the Gaza-Israel border fence today, as protests against the Israeli government continue. Islamist group Hamas said it would launch as many as 5,000 fire kites across the fence, the Times of Israel reported.

Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the “white glove” equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.

Ukrainian police said Sunday they had detained 56 far-right activists who tried to disrupt a gay pride march in central Kiev, which saw around 5,000 people take part and a huge security presence.

BBC

A military hat belonging to Napoleon, said to have been salvaged from the battlefield after his 1815 defeat at Waterloo, is due to be auctioned in Lyon later on Monday. The hat being auctioned on Monday – which was bought by a private individual in 1986 – is expected to fetch in the region of $35,000-$40,000.

An organization providing a “safe space” for LGBT and ethnic-minority football fans in Russia says it was evicted from its premises in St Petersburg on the eve of the World Cup. Diversity House was supposed to open for the duration of the tournament.

Two suicide bombers have attacked a town in north-eastern Nigeria only hours after the country’s army chief urged displaced residents to return home because it was safe. The blasts hit the town of Damboa in Borno state on Saturday evening and residents say at least 31 people died.

WND

While a growing body of pediatric research provides evidence of the long-term health benefits of infant male circumcision, the Nordic nations of Denmark, Iceland and Norway all have active movements promoting restrictions on the practice for any reasons other than medical needs – prompting concerns of anti-Semitism by Jews around the world.

Some theaters are adding health warnings to their ticket counters in the wake of a Twitter thread about strobe light effects in Incredibles 2.


Mathematical Prophecy or Predicting the Future

Kullok discovered that major events affecting the return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel can be numerically obtained by a mathematical relation between two observable physical factors: the inclination of the planet and the latitude of the Biblical borders in Israel. The study is complicated but that is not what intimidates other scientists according to Kullok.“They fear the implications,” Kullok said. “It proves that God established a timetable in nature, that this is what determines the movement of the earth and not just the known laws of nature.”

District Court Bars UN Construction in Jerusalem Without Israel’s Permission

Jerusalem’s District Court required the United Nations last week to freeze all new construction projects at the UNTSO’s Armon Ha’Natziv compound.

IDF attacks 9 Hamas targets in Gaza

Responding to arson terror and explosive kites and balloons, IAF fighter jets strike nine targets in northern Gaza. “The strikes were conducted in response to arson and explosive kites and balloons that have been launched into Israel. These are terrorist acts that endanger Israeli residents living in southern Israel and damage extensive areas in Israeli territory,” said the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit in a statement.

Under pressure from Pence, US aid directed to Christian, Yazidi communities in Iraq

The premier U.S. aid agency is poised to send millions of dollars directly to Christian and Yazidi communities in Iraq under a rarely used, streamlined funding arrangement after coming under pressure from Vice President Mike Pence.

The final nail in the ACLU’s coffin

The director of the American Civil Liberties Union has now acknowledged what should have been obvious to everybody over the past several years: that the ACLU is no longer a neutral defender of everyone’s civil liberties; it has morphed into a hyper-partisan, hard-left political advocacy group. The final nail in its coffin was the announcement that for the first time in its history the ACLU would become involved in partisan electoral politics, supporting candidates, referenda and other agenda-driven political goals.

‘I CAN’T work with THIS woman’ Minister BLASTS Angela Merkel over REFUGEE policies

Merkel has been slammed by German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer after the leader of Bavaria’s Christian Social Union (CSU) said he “could not work with the woman anymore” as the German chancellor continues to clash with her coalition Government over EU migration policies. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, the leader of the CSU, has become infuriated with his country’s Chancellor….

Texas Judge Denies New Trial To Woman Convicted Of Voting Illegally In 2016, Will Now Serve 5 Years In Jail

After serving about three years in prison for a felony tax fraud charge, Crystal Mason was granted probation. The mother-of-four believed that she was eligible to vote in the 2016 presidential election and promptly cast her ballot in Tarrant County. However, Texas law states that felons may not vote until they successfully complete their probationary period.

Anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok willing to testify before Congress — and leave no stone unturned

FBI agent Peter Strzok, whose controversial text messages with an ex-FBI lawyer exposed apparent wrongdoing inside the Department of Justice, is willing to testify before Congress, his lawyer said in a surprise letter Sunday. Strzok is willing to testify without immunity and would not invoke his Fifth Amendment rights in response to any question from a member of Congress. He also said Strzok is willing to testify before any committee that requests him.

Rockets fired toward Israel from Gaza Strip, IDF strikes terrorist targets

Three rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel early Monday morning, one of which landed in the Gaza Strip… Several rounds of red alert sirens were heard in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, the Ashkelon industrial zone, Kibbutz Yad Mordechai and Netiv Ha’asara. In response…IAF fighter jets struck 9 military targets in two military compounds and in a munition manufacturing site belonging to the Hamas terror organization in the northern Gaza Strip.

Mystery surrounds overnight airstrikes on pro-Syrian regime fighters

Just after midnight in the first hours of Monday morning airstrikes targeted Syrian regime targets in the Euphrates valley near the Iraqi border. The strikes hit in the proximity of Syrian military positions near Albu Kamal in a village called Al-Hari. They reportedly killed members of Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias.

Israel foils Hamas plans for major attacks across Israel

Twenty Hamas members from the West Bank city of Nablus who planned lethal attacks across the country – including a suicide bombing in Jerusalem – have been arrested, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) said in a statement on Sunday. “In recent months, the Shin Bet, Israel Defense Forces and Israel Police uncovered a Hamas terror cell, extraordinary in its size and level of activity, which operated in the Nablus area,” the statement said.

Japan earthquake: Child and two men dead and hundreds injured

A strong earthquake in Osaka, Japan has killed at least three people, including a child, and injured more than 200. Airports in the area were closed for several hours, train lines interrupted and factories had to halt production. The 6.1 magnitude quake did not trigger a tsunami warning and nuclear plants in the area are operating normally.

Spotlight falls on Russian threat to undersea cables

The Trump administration’s new sanctions on Russia are casting light on the threat posed to the undersea cables that carry the world’s electronic communications between continents. The Treasury Department sanctioned five Russian firms and three Russian nationals this week for aiding the Kremlin’s domestic security service, the FSB. One of the companies is alleged to have provided support for Moscow’s “underwater capabilities”…

N.Y. Assembly passes single-payer universal health care legislation

The New York state Assembly has again endorsed a single-payer universal health care system. The Democrat-led chamber passed the measure last week for the fourth year in a row. Passage of the legislation is largely symbolic, however. The Republican-led Senate is not expected to take up the measure before lawmakers adjourn for the year next year.

China’s tariffs on U.S. oil would disrupt $1 billion monthly business

China’s threat to impose duties on U.S. oil imports will hit a business that has soared in the last two years, and which is now worth almost $1 billion per month. In an escalating spat over the United States’ trade deficit with most of its major trading partners, including China, U.S. President Donald Trump said last week he was pushing ahead with hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports, starting on July 6.

Great News: The Fewest Americans In 8 Years Are Dependent On Government For Food

Food Stamp usage in America has fallen 7.8% since President Trump’s election – the fastest such drop in Americans’ dependence on the state for sustenance ever. Even better news, at 40.08 million people, this is the fewest Americans to rely on government food handouts since February 2010.

New York Times Reveals Soros & Clinton Paid Women to Accuse Trump of Rape

Evidence has emerged that money tied to Hillary Clinton and George Soros was used to pay women to make-up false claims that President Trump sexually assaulted them, according to a bombshell report in the New York Times.

Turkey is trying to take over Jerusalem – why is Israel’s government doing nothing about it?

…Turkey is using Muslim “tourism” to gain a foothold on the Temple Mount and other holy sites, possibly aiming to take control of them.

Clear-Cut Scientific Proof That G-d is Protecting Israel…in Just 2 Minutes
You can ignore the evidence and call it ‘luck’ but you’re just burying your head in the sand…

Christians furious ad Pope compares Christianity to Islam in saying they BOTH share the ‘idea of conquest’

Islam and Christianity share an inherent “idea of conquest”, and those who refer to Europe’s roots as Christian often veer into colonialism, Pope Francis said in a wideranging interview about the migration crisis and the ability of Christians and Muslims to live together harmoniously.

New study: Christ figure moving in Shroud of Turin

A YouTube video causing a buzz on the web presents evidence the Shroud of Turin – believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ – bears the image of a man who was moving when the image was captured.

Criticize ‘child abuse’ on Facebook, get banned for ‘hate speech’

Posting a video on Facebook in which an adult is seen enthusiastically indoctrinating very young children in the wonders of being homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, a “gay icon,” or at the very least a “gay ally,” is just fine.

Galapagos: Volcano Erupts After Series of 9 Earthquakes

…The eruption took place between 11:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. (Galapagos time) and was preceded by a series of nine earthquakes ranging from 2.5-magnitude to 4.1-magnitude. La Cumbre volcano measures 1,476-meter high and occupies almost the entire island. The eruption occurred on the northeastern sector of the volcano.

Why Aren’t More Men Working?

With unemployment at 3.8 percent, its lowest level in many years, the labor market seems healthy. But that number hides a perplexing anomaly: The percentage of men who are neither working nor looking for work has risen substantially over the past several decades.

Russian Army Gets The Weapons Of The Future Today

Many nations are working hard to put unmanned systems onto the battlefields, but Russia appears to be leading this race, fielding its military robotics more quickly than anyone else…


Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“Without law, liberty … loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.” —James Wilson (1790)

In Today’s Edition

  • Democrats are exploiting emotions over illegal alien children.
  • Are Republicans moving right, or are Democrats moving far to the left?
  • How to verify North Korean denuclearization.
  • New York’s political lawsuit against the Trump Foundation is a farce.
  • It’s time to talk Turkey with F-35s for our NATO “ally.”
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

Dems Exploit Children of Illegals for Political Fodder

Democrats seek to stoke emotions over the immigration issue to win votes in November.

Just How Far Are Democrats Lurching Left?

The party’s presidential hopefuls are leading the charge toward ever more socialism.

How to Verify North Korean Denuclearization

That is the biggest question after Donald Trump’s recent summit with Kim Jong-un.

Teaching Cultural Degradation to Children

While the pro-life agenda is anathema, the LGBT agenda is an integral part of the curriculum.

NY’s Political Suit Against the Trump Foundation

The lawsuit alleges wrongdoing by Trump and his foundation. Anyone remember the Clintons?

Time to Get Tough With Turkey

Given Erdogan’s hostility to the U.S., cutting Turkey out of the F-35 program is a good way to reset.

Video: Black Fathers Matter

Fathers matter. Until we have a government policy that makes that its first priority, nothing will change.

Video: Make Black America Great Again

Donald Trump is unexpectedly popular with black Americans. Are they ready to Make America Great Again?

Video: Genius at Work

Was history just made? Or was the Singapore Summit a made-for-TV charade?

Monday Short Cuts

Non Compos Mentis, part II: “He gave birth. He breastfed. Now, he wants his son to see him as a man.” —CNN headline

Monday Top Headlines

Immigrant children, FBI grilling, gerrymandering, gun laws, Cruz vs. Kimmel, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Gary Bauer

‘Democracy Dies in Darkness’

Tony Perkins

Immigrate Expectations

Hans von Spakovsky

Supreme Court to Minnesota: First Amendment Rights Don’t End at the Polling Booth

Kathryn Jean Lopez

‘Pro-Life’ Label Must Be Earned at the Border

Joe Bastardi

Another Drought to Bite the Dust?


Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon



ApostasyWatch Daily News

Samuel E. Tolley III – Black America Walking Off the Cliff

Liberal’s Are  Outraged at Detaining Children But Not Killing Them

Gothardism – Former Stay at Home Daughters Reject Christian Patriarchy

YWAM—Wants Every YWAMer to Practice Contemplative Prayer!

Rob Bell Calls Evangelical Church Culture ‘Freak Show,’ Says Electing Trump Exposed Their Real Values

Pastor pleads no contest to bilking fellow Christian out of $150,000

Christian Lesbian Rock Star Vicky Beeching Reveals Male Priest Sexually Assaulted Her

Father Impregnated His Daughter, Planned Parenthood Did Abortion and Sent Her to Him to Rape Again


Headlines – 6/18/2018

Europe trying to intervene in peace initiative

Report: EU funding legal action against IDF

UN chief said to slam Israel, Liberman over Gaza in new report

Trump administration will ask Gulf states to invest up to $1 billion in Gaza economy

Shin Bet: Israel busted large Hamas cell planning Jerusalem, Tel Aviv bombings

PM: Busted Hamas cell shows Israel must control security west of Jordan

For 3rd time in a day, IDF conducts airstrikes over Gaza ‘fire balloons’

IDF said opposed to directly targeting Gazans launching incendiary devices

IDF says if it escalates response to Gaza kite arson, it could cause war

Hundreds of turkeys choke to death on smoke as fires rage near Gaza border

Ministers move to cancel law giving prime minister power to declare war

US envoy scolds Israeli MKs for demanding US recognition of Golan

Jewish artifacts disappear from Damascus in fog of Syria war

Netanyahu to Putin: Iran needs to withdraw from Syria

Netanyahu: Israel will hit Iran throughout Syria, not only along border

Report: Iranian-backed Syrian militias change uniforms, head toward Golan

US-backed fighters expel ISIS from Eastern Syria bastion

India to resume military strikes on Kashmir militants

Death toll from suicide bombing in Afghanistan climbs to 36

Woman yelling ‘Allahu akbar’ slashes two with blade in France

Suicide blasts in Nigeria kill at least 31

Nigeria Plunges into Darkness as Power Grid Collapses

Russia, Saudi Arabia are getting increasingly chummy, and that has big implications for OPEC and oil prices

Opec: Saudis keen to pump more oil but cartel’s other members not sold

Xi to Counter Trump Blow for Blow in Unwanted Trade War

S.Korea, US to announce suspension of major military drills this week

Report: North Korea looks to set up back channel communications with Jared Kushner

Melania Trump ‘hates to see’ families separated at border, hopes for immigration reform

Trump lawyer calls for inquiry on Mueller’s Russia probe

Pentagon Puts Cyberwarriors on the Offensive, Increasing the Risk of Conflict

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near San Nicolas, Philippines

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Ndoi Island, Fiji

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Takatsuki, Japan

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Ndoi Island, Fiji

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Ile Hunter, New Caledonia

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Lapuan, Philippines

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Pyu, Burma

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Panguna, Papua New Guinea

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Da Qaidam Hu, China

Galapagos: Volcano Erupts After Series of 9 Earthquakes

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 25,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 23,000ft

Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

School District Will No Longer Acknowledge “Biological Sex”

Thousands hold gay pride march in Ukrainian capital of Kiev

Queen Elizabeth II’s Cousin to Become First in Royal Family to Have Gay Wedding

FALLING AWAY: 4 in 10 LGBT Americans Identify as “religiously unaffiliated”

Posted: 18 Jun 2018 09:59 AM PDT

FALLING AWAY: 4 in 10 LGBT Americans Identify as “religiously unaffiliated”Approximately four out of ten LGBT Americans identify as religiously unaffiliated, roughly equaling the percentage that identify as Christian, according to a new survey.  A poll conducted May 24 to June 1 by BuzzFeed News and Whitman Insight Strategies of 880 LGBT Americans, whose findings were released last week, found that 39 percent of respondents did not have a religious affiliation.

By comparison, 41 percent identified as either Catholic or Protestant, 8 percent identified as some “other” religion, 4 percent identified as Jewish, 3 percent identified as Buddhist, and 1 percent identified as Muslim.  Marilyn Paarlberg, the executive director at the LGBT organization Room for All, told Newsweek in an interview published Sunday that she was surprised by the fact that a plurality of respondents identified with a religious affiliation. READ MORE

Keep Working Until the Master Returns!

Posted: 18 Jun 2018 07:02 AM PDT

Keep Working Until the Master Returns!In this message you will discover the danger of many that are so pre-occupied with trying to pinpoint the day of the Lord’s return that they have neglected the “Great Commision” and have become “Cloud Gazzers” and not “Soul Winners”

U.S. denies U.S.-led coalition bombing in Syria that resulted in deaths

Posted: 18 Jun 2018 06:14 AM PDT

U.S. denies U.S.-led coalition bombing in Syria that resulted in deathsSyrian state media reported Monday that an airstrike against pro-government forces in the far east of the country caused casualties, while Iraqi officials said 20 Shiite paramilitaries were killed just across the border.  The Syrian state TV report said the airstrike occurred around midnight in the village of al-Hari,

to the southeast of the border town of Boukamal, and was carried out by the U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group. But a coalition spokesman said it had not carried out any strikes in the area. The state TV report, quoting an unnamed military official, gave no breakdown of the casualties other than saying there “were several martyrs and others were wounded.” READ MORE

Porn Addict Warns ‘Wrong Click Changed My Life’

Posted: 18 Jun 2018 06:06 AM PDT

Porn Addict Warns ‘Wrong Click Changed My Life’American conservative group the Family Research Council has released an analysis examining the harmful effects that pornography has on women who watch it, with addicts opening up about the downward-spiral such material sends them on. “I’m not being dramatic when I say that one wrong click changed my life … I was instantly taken to a world of seeing men and women treating each other like

animals, depicting abusive sex,” one unnamed female addict from Alaska says in the recently released FRC analysis. “What I saw shocked me, but I couldn’t bring myself to click away from the site because of how the images made me feel. I started going back to it again and again and it quickly started to twist my perception of what was supposed to be love. The images were burned into my mind and I couldn’t get them out.” READ MORE

Canada Supreme Court Says Christian Law School Can Be Denied Accreditation for Opposing Homosexuality

Posted: 18 Jun 2018 06:00 AM PDT

Canada Supreme Court Says Christian Law School Can Be Denied Accreditation for Opposing HomosexualityThe Supreme Court of Canada issued two 7–2 rulings Friday morning, concluding that the law societies of British Columbia and Ontario can deny accreditation to Trinity Western University.  In the decision regarding Ontario’s Law Society of Upper Canada, the court ruled that the law society “significantly advanced the statutory objectives by ensuring equal access to and diversity in the legal profession and

preventing the risk of significant harm to LGBT people.” “The LSUC’s decision means that TWU’s community members cannot impose those religious beliefs on fellow law students, since they have an inequitable impact and can cause significant harm,” claimed the majority opinion.  “The LSUC chose an interpretation of the public interest which mandates access to law schools based on merit and diversity, rather than exclusionary religious practices.” READ MORE

Google Is Training Machines to Predict When a Patient Will Die

Posted: 18 Jun 2018 05:50 AM PDT

Google Is Training Machines to Predict When a Patient Will DieA woman with late-stage breast cancer came to a city hospital, fluids already flooding her lungs. She saw two doctors and got a radiology scan. The hospital’s computers read her vital signs and estimated a 9.3 percent chance she would die during her stay. Then came Google’s turn. An new type of algorithm created by the company read up on the woman — 175,639 data points — and rendered its assessment of her death risk: 19.9 percent. She passed away in a matter of days.

The harrowing account of the unidentified woman’s death was published by Google in May in research highlighting the health-care potential of neural networks, a form of artificial intelligence software that’s particularly good at using data to automatically learn and improve. Google had created a tool that could forecast a host of patient outcomes, including how long people may stay in hospitals, their odds of re-admission and chances they will soon die. READ MORE

Destructive flooding washes away roads across Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota

Posted: 18 Jun 2018 05:44 AM PDT

Destructive flooding washes away roads across Michigan, Wisconsin and MinnesotaHeavy storms moving across the Upper Midwest this weekend created hazardous flooding that resulted in many road closures and washouts.  Some of the worst damage occurred in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on Sunday morning. The hardest-hit areas included the towns of Houghton, Lake Linden, Dodgeville and Hancock, where over 60 sinkholes were reported, according to MLive.com.

Many roads that were not washed out were impassable and covered in debris, officials said. Houghton County Emergency Management and law enforcement requested that residents should shelter in place in Houghton County and should not attempt to travel on area roadways. Some of the flood damage was reported to be “historic” across northern Houghton County. Up to 7 inches of rain fell in the area between 11 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday. READ MORE

Bright fireball streaks over Belgium, Nearly 170 reports received

Posted: 18 Jun 2018 05:29 AM PDT

Bright fireball streaks over Belgium, Nearly 170 reports receivedA bright fireball was observed streaking through the night sky over northern Europe at 21:11 UTC on June 16, 2018. The event lasted several seconds.  The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 168 reports by 09:50 UTC on June 18. The object was observed Belgium, the Netherlands,

Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and France. It was recorded by several cams of the FRIPON network as well as residents. First analysis indicates the meteor flew above Belgium. Its visual flight started over Vielsalm and Saint-Vith, Belgium. READ MORE

Veggie trays have made at least 78 people sick

Posted: 17 Jun 2018 06:40 PM PDT

Veggie trays have made at least 78 people sickThe FDA is investigating a multi-state outbreak of a serious intestinal illness linked to Del Monte veggie trays.  The CDC said that 78 people have contracted cyclosporiasis in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. The patients all had bought Del Monte veggie trays at gas stations and supermarkets including

Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond’s, Sentry, Potash, Meehan’s, Country Market, FoodMax Supermarket and Peapod. The veggies were sold in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin and have “Best If Enjoyed By” date of June 17, 2018 or earlier.  The FDA said that most people infected with Cyclospora develop diarrhea, with frequent, sometimes explosive, bowel movements. READ MORE

Powerful 5.9 earthquake rocks northern Osaka, Strongest in decades

Posted: 17 Jun 2018 06:14 PM PDT

Powerful 5.9 earthquake rocks northern Osaka, Strongest in decadesOne of the most powerful earthquakes in decades struck the Osaka region Monday morning, but there were no immediate reports of casualties and Kansai Electric Power Co. said its nuclear plants in Fukui Prefecture were operating normally. The earthquake, measuring a magnitude 5.9 and a lower 6 on the

Japanese seismic scale to 7, hit at 7:58 a.m. and was centered in northern Osaka Prefecture, the Meteorological Agency said.  No tsunami warning was issued. As of 9 a.m. all JR West trains and the Kintetsu Line were shut down as well as some expressways. All JR trains and Nankai trains from Osaka to Kansai international airport were also stopped. MORE

Sea creatures fall from sky during insane storm in China

Posted: 17 Jun 2018 06:07 PM PDT

Sea creatures fall from sky during insane storm in ChinaThese images show the extraordinary moment an octopus and starfish fell from the sky after being sucked up by a powerful storm.  The sea tornado fizzled out before making landfall on the coastal city of Qingdao, China, but the marine creatures which had been whirling around in the storm cloud were suddenly spat out.

Images shared on social media showed different creatures stuck to car windscreens after the rainstorm. According to the Qingdao Meteorological Administration, the violent weather was recorded late on Tuesday afternoon. Hurricane-force winds blew at a shocking 34.8 miles per second, registering storm force 12 on the Beaufort scale. READ MORE

Pentagon Puts Cyberwarriors on the Offensive, Increasing the Risk of Conflict

Posted: 17 Jun 2018 05:57 PM PDT

Pentagon Puts Cyberwarriors on the Offensive, Increasing the Risk of ConflictThe Pentagon has quietly empowered the United States Cyber Command to take a far more aggressive approach to defending the nation against cyberattacks, a shift in strategy that could increase the risk of conflict with the foreign states that sponsor malicious hacking groups.  Until now, the Cyber Command has assumed a largely defensive posture, trying to counter attackers as they enter American networks. In

the relatively few instances when it has gone on the offensive, particularly in trying to disrupt the online activities of the Islamic State and its recruiters in the past several years, the results have been mixed at best.  But in the spring, as the Pentagon elevated the command’s status, it opened the door to nearly daily raids on foreign networks, seeking to disable cyberweapons before they can be unleashed, according to strategy documents and military and intelligence officials. READ MORE

A Father to the Fatherless!

Posted: 17 Jun 2018 05:50 PM PDT

A Father to the Fatherless!In this message, you will discover how God steps in the shoes of the absent Fathers on this side of Heaven and uses what the enemy intends for evil and turns it for good!


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June 15, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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President Donald Trump said on Friday a Justice Department inspector general’s report that concluded there was no bias in how the FBI handled its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails was wrong, saying there was “total bias.”

Spain’s new socialist government promised on Friday it would restore free healthcare for undocumented migrants, a right removed by the former administration as part of cost-cutting.

President Donald Trump announced hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports on Friday as Beijing threatened to respond in kind, in a move that looks set to ignite a trade war between the world’s two largest economies.

Forces from an alliance of Arab states fought their way to the outskirts of the airport in Yemen’s main port city on Friday, as the Eid holiday saw a battle the United Nations fears could trigger a famine imperiling millions of lives.

Media company Comcast Corp’s record all-cash US$65bn bid to buy Twenty-First Century Fox’s media assets, a day after AT&T’s long-sought acquisition of Time Warner received a green light, signals an oncoming wave of M&A that banks will aggressively compete to finance.

Wells Fargo & Co said on Friday a district court in California approved a $142 million class-action settlement to compensate customers who were affected by a sales scandal related to the opening of phony bank accounts.

China’s navy carried out drills in the South China Sea to simulate fending off an aerial attack, state media said on Friday, as the country trades barbs with the United States over responsibility for heightened tension in the disputed waterway.

AP Top Stories

The Antarctic ice sheet is melting at a faster rate than at any previously recorded time, according to a comprehensive new study. The planet’s largest ice sheet is now losing more than 240 billion tons of ice every year ― a threefold increase from less than a decade ago. The melting is happening so fast that it could cause sea levels to rise 6 inches by the end of the century, the study projects.

For students at one of Indonesia’s oldest Islamic boarding schools, the holy month of Ramadan doesn’t only mean fasting from dawn till dusk. It also means intensive study of the Koran.

NASA’s seemingly unstoppable Mars rover Opportunity has been knocked out by a gigantic dust storm that is enveloping the red planet and blotting out the sun. They’re hopeful the rover will survive the storm, which already covers one-quarter of Mars and is expected to encircle the planet in another few days. It could be weeks or even months, though, until the sky clears enough for sunlight to reach the Martian surface and recharge Opportunity’s batteries through its solar panels.

A 525-year-old copy of a letter by Christopher Columbus that was stolen from the Vatican was returned on Thursday after joint sleuthing by U.S. Homeland Security agents and Holy See antiquity experts.

A man in his 70s has been arrested as part of a probe under the Official Secrets Act, police said on Thursday, amid reports he was a former Rolls-Royce engineer suspected of divulging secrets about Britain’s new stealth fighter to China.

Air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition targeted areas around Yemen’s rebel-held port of Hodeida on Thursday, as an offensive to retake the vital aid gateway entered its second day.

An American citizen of Vietnamese descent has been detained in Vietnam after joining a protest over a controversial draft law on special economic zones that protesters fear would favor Chinese investors.

Four people were killed and eight wounded in Turkey after clashes erupted during a ruling party member’s campaign stop Thursday, the latest indication of boiling tensions in the run-up to the country’s June 24 elections.

The UN General Assembly on Wednesday adopted by a strong majority of 120 countries an Arab-backed resolution condemning Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza and rejected a US bid to blame Hamas for the violence.

Comcast’s $65 billion bid for 21st Century Fox (FOX) is the largest in history, but analysts overwhelmingly are expecting the Walt Disney Co. to top it.

U.S. industrial production fell slightly in May amid a sharp drop in manufacturing output, the Federal Reserve said on Friday. Overall industrial output fell 0.1 percent last month after an upwardly revised 0.9 percent increase in April.

BBC

Yemen’s government says its forces are not attacking the port of the rebel-held city of Hudaydah, the main entry point for aid to the war-torn country. “We are not planning to destroy the infrastructure,” Foreign Minister Khaled Alyemany said.

A new report from Google has revealed that little has changed despite a commitment to increasing diversity among staff employed by the tech giant. Overall nearly 70% of Google staff were men, as has been the case since 2014. In the US almost 90% were white or Asian, 2.5% were black and 3.6% Latin American.

A 24-hour general strike has brought much of Nicaragua to a standstill, as anti-government campaigners demand the resignation of President Daniel Ortega.

A Ugandan inventor won a prize for a device which tests for malaria without drawing blood.

India is facing its worst-ever water crisis, with 600 million people facing acute water shortage.

WND

Set to debut June 28 is an animated show about “toddler drag queens” called “Drag Tots!” features voicing from “famous drag queens,” including RuPaul. Then there’s the Netflix cartoon “Super Drags.” The new programming has advocates for children aghast.

A dust-enshrouded, giant black hole ripping apart a star blasted out a superfast jet of particles that packed about 125 billion times the amount of energy the sun releases per year.


News – 6/15/2018

A Closer Look At Extreme FBI Bias Revealed In OIG Report
Don’t believe anyone who claims Horowitz didn’t find bias. He very carefully says that he found no “documentary” evidence that bias produced “specific investigatory decisions.” That’s different. But he in fact finds bias everywhere. The examples are shocking and concerning, and he devotes entire sections to them. And he very specifically says in the summary that they “cast a cloud” on the entire “investigation’s credibility.” That’s pretty damning.

FBI employees took favors from media
‘Tickets to sport events, golfing outings, drinks and meals’ The report said that while FBI policy “strictly limits the employees who are authorized to speak to the media, we found that this policy appeared to be widely ignored during the period we reviewed.”What was going on, the report said, was “numerous FBI employees, at all levels of the organization and with no official reason to be in contact with the media … were nevertheless in frequent contact with reporters.” It also pointed out that there were deals going on between reporters and agents that wouldn’t stand up under scrutiny.

IG refers 5 FBI employees over ‘hostile’ messages
The report said five employees, who were not named, have been referred for investigation into whether their messages violated FBI code. “The FBI will handle these referrals pursuant to the FBI’s disciplinary investigation and adjudication processes, and will impose disciplinary measures as warranted.”

US may leave UN Human Rights Council
A US source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the withdrawal appeared to be “imminent” but had no details. Diplomatic sources said it was not a question of if but of when the United States retreats from the Human Rights Council, which is holding a three-week session through July 6. A separate US official in Geneva had no information about a looming pull-out during the upcoming talks, saying: “We are still moving ahead with our engagement for the coming session.”

Pakistani Taliban leader killed in air strike in Afghanistan near border
Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a U.S.-Afghan air strike in Afghanistan, a senior Afghan Defence Ministry official said on Friday, a killing likely to ease tension between the United States and Pakistan.

Europe must pay for its appeasement of Iran
Northern European leaders are the spineless leaders of pampered populations hostile to Israel. Israel must approach them with that in mind. Israel must learn from the mistakes of the past. Instead of groveling to Europeans for compassion and empathy it should send the discreet but unmistakable message that for every nuclear missile that in the future hits Israel from Iran, Israel will fire three towards the nations that made Iran’s nuclear attack possible.

Return of Lost Tribe of Menashe Signals New Stage in Redemption
Rabbi Michael Freund, head of Shavei Israel, brought home another 225 Bnei Menashe this week as part of the return of the tribes of Israel that was prophesied to follow the return of Judah. “The return of the Bnei Menashe is a clear and explicit indication that we have entered a new stage of the Redemption,” Freund told Breaking Israel News. “In so many places, the prophets talked about the return of Judan and the return of Israel. At first glance it seems repetitive unless it was intended to tell us that the tribes of Israel were meant to return separately from the tribe of Judah, or, what we know today as the Jews. The prophecy clearly states that the tribes of Israel and Judah will return separately, and that is what is happening right now with the Bnei Menashe.”

U.S. air strike kills Al-Qaeda terrorist in Libya
The United States military conducted an air strike in Libya targeting an Al-Qaeda affiliate, killing one “terrorist,” the U.S. military said Thursday, according to AFP. The strike took place on Wednesday, approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of the town of Bani Walid, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a statement. “In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord, US forces conducted a precision air strike against Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)… killing one terrorist,”

PA official: Jews ‘are not a people’
The Palestinian Authority (PA) envoy to Iraq recently said that the Jews “are not a people” and also invited Iraqi militias to “liberate Palestine”. The comments by the envoy, Ahmed Aql, were made during a recent interview with the Iraqi Al-Rased TV channel and were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). In his remarks, Aql complained that U.S. President Trump had recognized Jerusalem “as the capital of the Jewish people and not just the capital of the Jewish people.”

IDF hits Gaza terrorists launching ‘balloon bombs’
Israeli aircraft opened fire on a terrorist position in the Gaza Strip Friday afternoon, after a terror cell was spotted launching incendiary balloons and kites into Israeli territory. According to an Israeli military spokesperson, IDF aircraft fired warning shots towards the terrorists to deter them from launching the incendiary balloons.

U.S. says will ‘take firm measures’ against Syria violations near Israel border
The US will “take firm and appropriate measures” in response to Syrian government violations in a so-called de-escalation zone in the southwest of the country, the State Department said in a statement on Thursday. The southwest of Syria, bordering Jordan and the Israeli Golan Heights, is one of the remaining parts of the country still outside the control of the state after seven years of conflict.

Last remnants of Falash Mura community still hoping to come to Israel
In the heart of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in what can only be described as a shanty synagogue made of corrugated iron and breeze blocks, with a corrugated iron roof held up by wooden poles, women clad in white shawls and men with yarmulkes sing and chant in Hebrew…With another approximately 5,500 in Gondar in the north, these approximately 8,200 people are the last remnants of the Falash Mura, and many have been waiting for years, some for decades, to get approval to come to Israel.

Palestinians prep 5,000 kite bombs in Gaza to mark end of Ramadan
The IDF struck a target in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, two hours after it fired warning shots in the same area toward Palestinians who were preparing airborne incendiary devices near the Bureij refugee camp. “The IDF struck…the area where a squad had previously been preparing Molotov cocktails in the southern Gaza Strip,” the IDF said. “The IDF considers the use of incendiary kites and balloons to be severe, and will act to prevent their use.”

India facing the ‘worst water crisis in its history’
India is facing its worst-ever water crisis, with some 600 million people facing acute water shortage, a government think-tank says. The Niti Aayog report, which draws on data from 24 of India’s 29 states, says the crisis is “only going to get worse” in the years ahead. It also warns that 21 cities are likely to run out of groundwater by 2020 despite increasing demand.

Argentina steps closer to legalising abortion
Catholic Argentina’s lower house has backed a bill legalising abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. After a divisive debate lasting more than 22 hours, 129 members of the Chamber of Deputies voted in favour and 125 against while one abstained. The bill will now have to go to the Senate. President Mauricio Macri is strongly opposed to the bill but has said that he would not veto it if it was passed by both houses.

Gene therapy reverses rat’s paralysis
Scientists say they have taken a significant step towards the goal of giving paralysed people control of their hands again. The team at King’s College London used gene therapy to repair damage in the spinal cord of rats. The animals could then pick up and eat sugar cubes with their front paws.

IQ Scores Are Declining And The Environment Is To Blame, New Study Finds
IQ scores have been steadily falling for the past few decades, and environmental factors are to blame, a new study says. The research suggests that genes aren’t what’s driving the decline in IQ scores… Norwegian researchers analyzed the IQ scores of Norwegian men born between 1962 and 1991 and found that scores increased by almost 3 percentage points each decade for those born between 1962 to 1975 — but then saw a steady decline among those born after 1975.

It’s ‘raining’ green crystals in Hawaii, thanks to Kilauea volcano eruption
In the never-ending parade of weird phenomena erupting from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano comes a “rain” of green crystals, which have supposedly been spotted on the ground after falling from the sky. “It is literally raining gems,” tweeted Tucson meteorologist Erin Jordan, who posted a photo sent to her by a friend in Hawaii.

As trade war with China looms, U.S. readies second wave of duties
The United States has nearly completed a second list of tariffs on $100 billion in Chinese goods, as President Donald Trump prepares to enact an initial round of duties that is expected to trigger an in-kind response from Beijing, several sources said. The second wave of products has been cued up as Washington prepares to announce on Friday a list of about $50 billion of goods to be targeted.

WW3 RED ALERT: Turkey warns missile system from Russia “WILL be used” by their military as Turkish tensions with Donald Trump and NATO soar
AS TENSIONS between Turkey and the US soar, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan released a strong statement on Tuesday in which he claimed Turkey will put to use the S-400 surface-to-air missile systems once they are delivered from Russia, adding its main objective was to reduce Ankara’s dependency on US arms supplies.

Black South Africa shows its hate of Israel yet again, by suspending a senior official in Johannesburg who said the city was a true friend of the Jewish State
The mayor of South Africa’s economic hub Johannesburg suspended a senior councilor Tuesday after she made a public declaration that the city was a “friend” of Israel.

ATX TV Festival Hosts Panel Calling for More On-Screen Abortions, Especially on Shows With Younger Audiences
Producers appearing on a panel about abortions at the ATX Television Festival over the weekend called for more abortions to take place on screen so that it is treated “more casually” — especially on shows with younger audiences.

Idaho Child Diagnosed with State’s First Case of Plague in Humans Since 1992
An unidentified child in Elmore County, Idaho, is being treated for the state’s first human case of plague in over 25 years.

Starbucks Gets Million$ from U.S. Govt., Picks Soros-Funded Group to Lead Anti-Bias Training
Children’s cartoons these days are getting seriously depraved, no joke. With the degradation of basic morality in this country has come the disturbing trend of pulling young children–even preschool aged–into a very adult world of homosexuality and gender-bending.

New Children’s Cartoons Feature Toddler Drag Queens And Crossdressing Superheroes
Children’s cartoons these days are getting seriously depraved, no joke. With the degradation of basic morality in this country has come the disturbing trend of pulling young children–even preschool aged–into a very adult world of homosexuality and gender-bending.

Mexico’s ‘Grand Warlock’ Casts World Cup Spell to Help Team
With the help of two priestesses and a rain stick shaped like an ancient Mesoamerican god, Mexico’s “Grand Warlock” cast a spell Wednesday to help the nation at the World Cup.

Roswell UFO Crash Site Will Be Open To The Public SOON
For the first time in 70 years, the site of the infamous Roswell UFO crash will be open to the public.  But will there be enough evidence left for people to see for themselves? Or will this be more of what many consider to be a massive government cover-up?

IG Report: FBI Agents Regularly Received Free Handouts From Journalists
The Department of Justice inspector general identified a number of instances where FBI employees regularly spoke with members of the media and received a number of free perks from journalists including meals and tickets to various events.

A Yellow Alert Has Just Been Issued For 2 Major Volcanoes In North America
Massive eruptions of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano and Guatemala’s Fuego volcano have captivated the entire world in recent days, and now it looks like even more volcanoes are starting to wake up. In fact, yellow alerts were just issued for Mexico’s Mt. Popocatepetl and Alaska’s Great Sitkin volcano.

US Secret Service Employee Among 2,300 Suspected Child Sex Offenders Nabbed in Nationwide Operation
A three-month operation has resulted in the arrest of more than 2,300 suspected child sex offenders, including a Secret Service employee, the Justice Department has announced. The investigation also identified 383 abused children.

The United Nations Votes To Condemn Israel For Defending Themselves Against 3 Months Of Terror Attacks From Hamas In Gaza Strip
The United Nations resolution condemned the “firing of rockets from the Gaza Strip against Israeli civilian areas,” which have increased following clashes, and requested the UN secretary general submit a written response regarding the safety of the Palestinian civilian population. The votes reflected wide concern in the 193-member world body that the resolution sponsored by Arab and Islamic nations was one-sided and failed to even mention Hamas, which has fired over 100 rockets at Israel.

Nationalist Leaders Planning Migrant Sanctuaries Outside EU
Multiple European leaders have now confirmed that planning is moving forward to establish “protection centers” for migrants somewhere outside the EU.

For America to survive, Google must be defeated
The radical Left — which now controls tech giants like Google and Facebook — can’t win any debate (or elections) based on facts or logic, so they resort to brazen censorship to silence all opposing views in the hopes of dominating the culture by cheating.

False Flags Are Coming Before the Midterms-The Empire Will Strike Back
Merkel’s done more damage to Germany than Hitler. Her globalist policies have created a massive transfer of wealth from the German middle class to the immgrants that are overruning Germany. Finally, the German people are saying “Enough is Enough”.


Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“No compact among men … can be pronounced everlasting and inviolable, and if I may so express myself, that no Wall of words, that no mound of parchment can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the one side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other.” —George Washington (1789)

In Today’s Edition

  • Putting the DOJ’s latest report on the Clinton case in proper context.
  • The Trump salute controversy was blown way out of proportion.
  • Consumer confidence soars despite Democrats’ best efforts.
  • The importance of free trade and how that plays with Trump’s tariffs.
  • Father’s Day preview: Dads attempt to stay relevant.
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

The DoJ IG Report: Comey and His Corrupt Clinton Cronies

Washington Post: “The report is a blistering rebuke of Comey.”

Trump Salute Controversy Blown Out of Proportion

We’d prefer that he avoided it, but put in appropriate context, the faux pas is pretty small.

Consumer Confidence Soars

Economists adjust their expectations higher as retail sales numbers come in strong.

The Importance of Free Trade

Trump’s America-first agenda is welcome, but he must take care to ensure beneficial negotiations.

Dads Attempt to Stay Relevant

In the modern feminist portrayal, a father is almost as useful as one’s appendix.

Video: Why I Left Liberalism and the Democratic Party

Groupthink, hypocrisy, division, stereotyping, resentment and the acceptance of victimhood mentality.

Friday Short Cuts

“Character is higher than intellect… A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday Top Headlines

FBI report, House DACA bill, tariffs, SCOTUS ruling, faith and life, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Gary Bauer
The Cover-Up Continues
Marc A. Thiessen
Trump Deserves More Latitude and Less Attitude
David Limbaugh
Our Reaction to the North Korea Summit Depends on Our Predisposition About Trump
David Harsanyi
Free Trade Already Puts America First
Ken Blackwell
Supreme Court Backs Accurate Voter Rolls and Honest Elections

Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon


ZeroHedge Frontrunning: June 15

  • Trump Hits China With Tariffs, Vows More If It Strikes Back (Read More)
  • Trump announces 25 percent tariff on Chinese technology (Read More)
  • Merkel’s government frays as migrant row festers in Germany (Read More)
  • Trump Insiders Seek Pardon for ‘Junk Bond King’ Michael Milken (Read More)
  • ‘What’s He Doing Here?’: Inside Trump’s Turbulent Relationship With Michael Cohen (Read More)
  • Pakistani Taliban leader killed in air strike in Afghanistan near border (Read More)
  • Ackman’s hedge funds gain after years of losses, Chipotle helps (Read More)
  • Wall Street Bankers Pile Leverage Onto Riskiest Buyouts (Read More)
  • Behind the Scenes at G-7 Meetings, Allies Dismayed by Trump’s Jabs (Read More)
  • Volcker ‘fix’ may cause new headaches for Wall Street (Read More)
  • Deleting Your Online DNA Data Is Brutally Difficult (Read More)
  • Former Trump campaign chief Manafort to ask judge not to jail him (Read More)
  • Ford Unit Teams With Startup Developing ‘Waze’ for Self-Driving Cars (Read More)
  • Brazil’s 7-1 World Cup Humiliation Helps Sell TVs Four Years Later (Read More)

Headlines – 6/15/2018

Trump team seeks to avoid ‘dead on arrival’ peace plan

Netanyahu unexpectedly meets with Indonesian Muslim leader – stresses he came to affirm ‘Palestine’s sovereignty’

Palestinians prep 5,000 kite bombs in Gaza to mark end of Ramadan

Israel Adapts New Rifle Sighting Technology to Intercept Gaza Kite Bombs

Hamas leader joins thousands of Palestinians at fresh Gaza border protest

Watch PA envoy to Iraq says Jews “are not a people”, invites Iraqi militias to “liberate Palestine”

Iran leaders focus on Palestinians in Eid messages to nation

Netanyahu: In fighting Iran, we serve security and peace beyond Mideast

Israel calls on Twitter to shut down terror groups’ accounts

Russia breaks from pack, holds national day reception in Jerusalem

Report: U.S. withdrawal from UNHRC ‘imminent’

Winds of war as Iran axis prepares for Golan offensive – A major battle against the rebels along the Israeli and Jordanian border seems unavoidable

Netanyahu: Iran has brought 80,000 Shiite fighters into Syria

U.S. says will ‘take firm measures’ against Syria violations near Israel border

Israel warned to avoid Syria strikes as World Cup kicks off in Russia

Islamic State threatens World Cup with video of burning stadium

Report: Hezbollah refused Russian demand to leave south Syria

IDF general warns foreign officials Iran setting up bases in Syria

Assad: I wouldn’t object to permanent Iranian base in Syria

Parts of missiles fired at Saudi Arabia came from Iran: U.N. chief

UN rejects plan to demand immediate ceasefire in Yemen port

U.S. air strike kills Al-Qaeda terrorist in Libya

North Korea sanctions remain until complete denuclearisation, says US

North Korea’s state media depict Kim as hero and star of the Singapore summit with Trump

Israeli Foreign Ministry said to send out very skeptical paper on Trump-Kim meet

Caroline Glick: The Donald Trump Negotiations Academy

Man running for mayor killed in Mexico, 16th candidate dead

White House blames Dems for children split from illegal-immigrant parents: ‘Fix those loopholes’

Sessions cites Bible to defend immigration policies resulting in family separations

Congressional Republicans break from Trump on zero-tolerance border policy

Inspector general blasts Comey and also says others at FBI showed ‘willingness to take official action’ to hurt Trump

IG refers five FBI employees for investigation, as more anti-Trump messages revealed

Five takeaways on the IG’s scathing report on the FBI

Sessions Says More Firings Possible Following DOJ Report

Giuliani calls for suspension of Mueller’s probe after bombshell DOJ watchdog report

FBI vows to train employees to avoid bias after devastating report

‘Foreign actors’ accessed Hillary Clinton emails, documents show

Obama had direct contact with Clinton on private email server: IG report

New York sues Trump and his charity over ‘self-dealing’

Donald Trump Approves Tariffs on About $50 Billion of Chinese Goods

Canadians boycott US products, cancel vacations to America

Mexico studies tariffs on billions of dollars of U.S. corn, soy

Putin Meets Saudi Crown Prince in Moscow Amid Soaring Oil Prices

Millionaires Now Control Half of the World’s Personal Wealth

Hungarian PM: ‘Population Replacement Underway in Europe, Speculators Like Soros Hope to Profit from Its Ruination’

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Abepura, Indonesia

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Tobelo, Indonesia

Strong earthquake swarm in Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano

Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Explodes Again

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 22,000ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 12,000ft

Tropical storm or tropical depression: Taiwan and Japan disagree

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana Water System

Beshear Sues Walgreens For ‘Dual Role’ In State’s Opioid Epidemic

Obama’s Birth Control Mandate Halted at 2 Christian Colleges by Iowa Judge


ApostasyWatch Daily News

Forgiveness: The Missing Message of the Social Justice Movement

Occult Practices in the Churches – How the occult has been fully integrated into many Christian lives…

Brian Houston accidentally identifies as a false prosperity teacher? We already knew that….

Spain Fines Christian Television Station 6,000 Euro for ‘Homophobic Content’

Mysterious explosions in past 2 months rattle Pennsylvania residents…

Posted: 15 Jun 2018 07:14 AM PDT

Mysterious explosions in past 2 months rattle Pennsylvania residents…Authorities are investigating a string of suspicious explosions in Pennsylvania, according to ABC Philadelphia station WPVI-TV.  The most recent explosion occurred Thursday afternoon, when a worker cutting grass hit the suspicious device with a lawnmower, WPVI reported. It left a 2-foot crater in the ground, and both FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents are

investigating. The worker was uninjured. Resident Melissa was with her kids at home when she felt the explosion, which was so forceful it knocked over a bookcase, she told the station. “It’s kind of scary when you got little guys,” Pfinster said. There have been upwards of three dozen explosions over the past two months in upper Bucks County and Lehigh County, according to WPVI. CONTINUE

Machine that anticipates your movements several minutes in advance could pave the way for next-level Big Brother surveillance

Posted: 15 Jun 2018 07:03 AM PDT

Machine that anticipates your movements several minutes in advance could pave the way for next-level Big Brother surveillanceAn intelligent machine capable of anticipating your next move minutes in advance sounds like the stuff of nightmares – but is now a reality.  Researchers have taught an AI to recognize patterns in people’s actions, allowing it to accurately predict the next move in a sequence minute in advance. The software, which was built by a team at the University of Bonn in Germany, was taught to anticipate

actions by watching hours of cooking videos. Dr. Jürgen Gall believes the intelligent software will eventually be able to prophesize your actions ‘hours before they happen’.  If the team manages to fine-tune the algorithm to be able to anticipate actions that far in advance, it’s possible to imagine a slew of real-world application, from home automation gadgets, to Big Brother-esque surveillance.  READ MORE

Wisconsin Mom Arrested for Attempting to Support ISIS

Posted: 15 Jun 2018 06:56 AM PDT

Wisconsin Mom Arrested for Attempting to Support ISISUS authorities have charged a woman with attempting to provide support to the Islamic State group, saying that she helped “facilitate” attacks around the world.  The FBI arrested 45-year-old Waheba Issa Dais Wednesday in Cudahy, Wisconsin. According to the FBI, she maintained “a virtual library of instructions on how to make bombs, biological weapons, and poisons.” She is also accused of hacking Facebook accounts and using them to recruit attackers. The Department of Justice tells CBN News

that Dais “helped facilitate planning for attacks in the United States on behalf of ISIS.” In addition, the affidavit said she “provided detailed instructions to people interested in attacks and attack planning. Dais has also expressed a personal desire to travel overseas in support of ISIS.” The FBI was first alerted in January after Facebook’s security team told them there was a Wisconsin-based user posting detailed instructions on how to make explosive vest bombs. READ MORE

Twister and Baseball-sized hail causing extensive damage in Canada

Posted: 15 Jun 2018 06:48 AM PDT

Twister and Baseball-sized hail causing extensive damage in CanadaThe skies lit up over southern Manitoba Thursday night as a lightning storm dropped hail the size of softballs over some areas, caused power outages and whipped up a tornado that touched down in the southwest corner of the province.  Environment Canada confirmed a tornado touched down near Waskada, 280 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg just north of the U.S. border, in the evening. No

damage was reported. The twister followed a series tornado and severe weather warnings through the southwest. Amid those warnings, nearly 100 km/h winds and huge hail swept across the south, knocking out power to thousands. About 18,000 Manitoba Hydro customers were left without power during the storm, about 550 of them in Winnipeg, Hydro spokesperson Bruce Owen said. READ MORE

Canadians boycott US products, cancel vacations to America

Posted: 15 Jun 2018 06:27 AM PDT

Canadians boycott US products, cancel vacations to AmericaCanadians have taken to practicing pocketbook diplomacy in defense of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is caught in a trade war of words with President Trump, by boycotting American goods and canceling vacations to the United States, according to a report.  Shoppers are shunning Kentucky bourbon, California wine and Florida oranges, and avoiding American companies like Starbucks,

Walmart and McDonald’s, Canadian network CTV News reported on Wednesday.  On Twitter, hashtags like #BuyCanadian, #BoycottUSProducts and #BoycottUSA are spreading as outrage over Trump’s trade tariffs grows.  An Ottawa man posted a “Trump-free grocery cart”full of products from Canada or from “countries with strong leadership.” Vacationers said they would be staying up north this summer instead of booking trips to the US. CONTINUE

Trump slaps China with tariffs, Beijing ready to retaliate…

Posted: 15 Jun 2018 06:17 AM PDT

Trump slaps China with tariffs, Beijing ready to retaliate…The Trump administration will impose a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese goods, a decision that brought swift condemnation from Beijing as trade conflicts between the world’s two largest economies escalate.  In a statement Friday, President Donald Trump said the measures will affect Chinese goods “that contain industrially significant technologies.” The action comes “in light of China’s theft of intellectual property and technology and its other unfair trade practices,” he added.

Trump noted that the White House could impose additional tariffs if China retaliates with duties of its own on American crops or other products. Shortly after Trump’s announcement, China’s Commerce Ministry said it would impose tariffs immediately and at the same scale as the U.S. did. Beijing added that all previously agreed to trade negotiations are no longer valid. READ MORE

With Two Category 4 Eastern Pacific Hurricanes In Four Days, Should We Be Worried About the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season?

Posted: 14 Jun 2018 06:32 PM PDT

With Two Category 4 Eastern Pacific Hurricanes In Four Days, Should We Be Worried About the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season?With two Category 4 hurricanes – Aletta and Bud – forming in roughly four days in the eastern Pacific Ocean, you may be wondering if we’re in for another active Atlantic hurricane season as well. The short answer: It’s unclear, according to our analysis of past similar quick eastern Pacific season starts. In reliable records dating to 1971, NOAA’s historical hurricane database has 10 other years in which the first two named storms in the eastern Pacific basin were hurricanes: 2015, 2011, 1999, 1996,

1995, 1990, 1983, 1976, 1973 and 1971. Admittedly, this is by no means a large sample size for any statistical study.  In those 10 years, the average number of Atlantic named storms (12.3), hurricanes (6.6), and major hurricanes (2.8 Category 3 or stronger) almost exactly matched the 30-year average from 1981-2010 of 13, 7 and 3. Of course, averages mask extremes. There was quite a range in the number of named storms, from a mere 4 in 1983 to 19 in both 1995 and 2011, and in hurricanes from 3 in 1983 to 11 in 1995.  CONTINUE

DEVELOPING: Earthquake swarm detected under Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

Posted: 14 Jun 2018 06:17 PM PDT

DEVELOPING: Earthquake swarm detected under Bardarbunga volcano, IcelandAn earthquake swarm is currently occurring in the Northern part of Bárðarbunga beginning with a quake of the magnitude of 4.1 at 13.14 at noon. Several quakes followed suit and then a larger one occurred at 15.05 at a magnitude of 4.9.  That’s the largest earthquake measured in Bárðarbunga since

the eruption stopped at Bárðarbunga in early 2015 and is the same size as an earthquake that occurred on January 30th this year.  The Iceland Met Office, however, says that there are no signs of an eruption but are surveilling the area closely.  READ MORE

SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS: For the first time, Astronomers see distant eruption as black hole destroys star

Posted: 14 Jun 2018 06:10 PM PDT

SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS: For the first time, Astronomers see distant eruption as black hole destroys starFor the first time, astronomers have directly imaged the formation and expansion of a fast-moving jet of material ejected when the powerful gravity of a supermassive black hole ripped apart a star that wandered too close to the cosmic monster.  The scientists tracked the event with radio and infrared telescopes, including the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), in a pair of colliding galaxies called Arp 299, nearly 150 million light-years from Earth. At the core of one of the

galaxies, a black hole 20 million times more massive than the Sun shredded a star more than twice the Sun’s mass, setting off a chain of events that revealed important details of the violent encounter. Only a small number of such stellar deaths, called tidal disruption events, or TDEs, have been detected, although scientists have hypothesized that they may be a more common occurrence. Theorists suggested that material pulled from the doomed star forms a rotating disk around the black hole, emitting intense X-rays and visible light, and also launches jets of material outward from the poles of the disk at nearly the speed of light. READ MORE


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President Donald Trump said that North Korea no longer posed a nuclear threat and his top diplomat offered a hopeful timeline for “major disarmament,” despite skepticism at home that Pyongyang will abandon its nuclear weapons following this week’s summit.

Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit Guatemala and meet with victims of a recent deadly volcanic eruption as part of a Latin American trip to Brazil and Ecuador.

Venture capitalist Tim Draper, fresh off an attention-grabbing victory getting a proposal onto the November ballot to split California into three states, said on Wednesday he was confident voters ill-served by their government would embrace the plan.

The United States will release $6.6 million to a Syrian group that rescues civilians caught up in fighting and a United Nations group that monitors human rights abuses, the State Department said.

Arab warplanes and warships pounded Houthi positions in Yemen’s Hodeidah for a second day on Thursday, as a Saudi-led alliance tried to seize the main port in the largest battle of a war that has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Russia vowed on Thursday to retaliate for a plan by Norway to more than double the number of U.S. Marines stationed there.

Russian police detained veteran British LGBT rights campaigner Peter Tatchell in Moscow on Thursday for what they said was an illegal protest on the first day of the soccer World Cup.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday that Saudi Arabia wants to continue cooperation with Russia on global oil markets, adding that this cooperation was beneficial for the whole world.

North and South Korea failed to reach any concrete agreement during their military talks on Thursday, as two-star generals from both sides met just two days after U.S. President Donald Trump floated his plan to halt joint exercises with South Korea.

U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in May as consumers bought motor vehicles and a range of other goods even as they paid more for gasoline, the latest indication of an acceleration in economic growth in the second quarter.

The Labor Department said initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 218,000 for the week ended June 9.

AP Top Stories

A New Jersey special education teacher has stunned her coworkers by donating $1m to her former school district – seven years after her death.

Dozens of football hooligans have failed to surrender their passports ahead of Thursday’s World Cup opening ceremony, raising fears they could attempt to travel to Russia. Police are now visiting known hooligans who have yet to hand over their travel documents in a bid to ensure they remain at home.

A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West on Wednesday.

George H.W. Bush enjoyed a relaxing birthday on Tuesday as he became the first former U.S. president to turn 94.

The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tons of ice disappearing since 1992, an international team of ice experts said in a new study.

Women roared to victories Tuesday in Democratic primaries across Virginia on Tuesday, falling in line with what has been a national trend. In every Democratic primary where a woman was on the ballot in Virginia, a woman won the nomination.

France should stop plowing large amounts of cash into a welfare system that fails to rescue the poor from poverty, President Emmanuel Macron said in a video clip released by his office that critics said showed he was uncaring.

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday for the seventh time since the financial crisis. In its monetary policy statement released Wednesday, the central bank increased the target range for its benchmark interest rate by 0.25% to a range of 1.75%-2%, the highest since September 2008. All eight voting members of the FOMC voted in favor of Wednesday’s decision.

BBC

Catholic Argentina’s lower house has backed a bill legalizing abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.

San Francisco is to have its first-ever female black mayor – at a time when African-Americans are becoming increasingly scarce in the US city.

Police and prosecutors in Chile have raided offices and seized documents of the Roman Catholic Church amid a child sexual abuse and cover-up scandal.

Motorists in New South Wales, Australia, will soon be scanned by camera technology to detect if they are using mobile phones.

WND

The U.S. House approved a ban Wednesday on the importation and trafficking of anatomically correct child sex dolls and robots that “normalize sex between adults and minors.”

The federal government Wednesday announced a special Place to Worship initiative to ensure religious organizations have a “place to gather for worship.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that while such rights are protected in the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000, they are not adequately enforced. “The goal of the Initiative is to increase enforcement and public awareness of the land use provisions of RLUIPA.”


News – 6/14/2018

Austrian-Born Chancellor Calls For New ‘Axis’ Against Immigration
Kurz, 31, a conservative, pressed for Italy, Germany and Austria to join together and form an “axis” against illegal migration in Europe, Politico reported. Kurz met with Horst Seehofer, the conservative German interior minister, about tightening borders to combat the rise of illegal migration. “In our view, we need an ‘axis of the willing’ in the fight against illegal migration,” Kurz told reporters following his meeting with Seehofer, according to Deutsche Welle. “I am happy about the good cooperation that we want to develop between Rome, Vienna and Berlin.

America’s biggest enemy is ‘fake news’
President Trump has made it official, at least on Twitter. America’s biggest enemy is “fake news.” Upon returning from the Singapore summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, trump tweeted Wednesday that it was “so funny” to watch coverage by NBC and CNN, whom he labeled as “fake news” and “fools,” indicating both networks were doing their best to downplay the agreement with North Korea.

Hezbollah refused Russian demand to leave south Syria
A Syrian human rights monitoring group reported on Thursday that the Hezbollah terror group’s leadership has refused to accede to a Russian request that its forces vacate a number of locations in southwest Syria near the Lebanese border. Despite the refusal, no dispute or fraying of relations were detailed in the report. The rights group said that Hezbollah is sporadically “renewing its ranks” in military posts straddling the Syrian-Lebanese border, serving as proof that it has no intention to evacuate the area.

Sessions Says More Firings Possible Following DOJ Report
The Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on Thursday will release a 500-page report of an investigation into the FBI’s handling of former Secretary of State Clinton’s email investigation. The report is expected to be heavily critical of former FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Civilians flee bombardment as Arab states pound Yemen port
Arab warplanes and warships pounded Houthi positions in Yemen’s Hodeidah for a second day on Thursday, as a Saudi-led alliance tried to seize the main port in the largest battle of a war that has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Assad: I wouldn’t object to permanent Iranian base in Syria
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said on Wednesday that relations with Iran and its presence in Syria were non-negotiable. Speaking with the Iranian-based Al Alam television network, Assad added that he would not object to the establishment of a permanent Iranian military base within his country’s borders if such a base is necessary.

First time in Judea and Samaria: Offensive drone in action
This drone can fly about half third of a mile in a very short time, sending a large quantity of riot dispersal material, especially tear gas, very accurately, all at a height of around 300 feet. “No stone will reach this height,” explains Major A., the liaison officer at the Binyamin Brigade who was one of the project’s leaders. “The moment they recognize that a drone is approaching them, they are already leaving,”

Haley Decries ‘Morally Bankrupt’ UN
“The nature of this resolution clearly demonstrates that politics is driving the day. It is totally one-sided. It makes not one mention of the Hamas terrorists who routinely initiate the violence in Gaza,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the U.N. body.

US Negotiation Team Heading to Israel, ME to Push Peace Plan
US Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt and White House special adviser Jared Kushner will arrive to Israel as part of a Middle East tour next week to discuss previously undisclosed details of a peace plan being promoted by US President Donald Trump. The delegation is also expected to visit Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The trip may be further expanded to include additional countries.

U.N. votes down U.S. bid to condemn Hamas violence against Israel
In a public relations blow to Israel’s right to self-defense the United Nations General Assembly voted not to condemn Hamas violence and in favor of international protection for the Palestinian people along the Gaza border, in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. The dramatic three hour debate…ended on Wednesday evening with resounding applause for the Palestinians as a resolution that censured Israeli actions in Gaza passed by 120-8, with 45 abstentions.

Israel and Germany green light billion dollar killer drone deal
German lawmakers approved on Wednesday a $600 million military deal to lease several Heron TP drones manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)… IAI confirmed the agreement was signed with Airbus to lease the company’s Heron TP Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) RPASs (remotely piloted air vehicle system) to Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defence pending approval of the German federal budget, which is expected in the second half of 2018.

North Korea sanctions remain until complete denuclearisation, says US
North Korea will not see any economic sanctions lifted until it has demonstrated “complete denuclearisation”, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. Mr Pompeo was speaking at a press conference in Seoul with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts. It comes days after President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un held a historic summit in Singapore.

Chile police raid Catholic Church offices amid sex abuse scandal
Police and prosecutors in Chile have raided offices and seized documents of the Roman Catholic Church amid a child sexual abuse and cover-up scandal. The surprise raids took place in the capital Santiago and in the city of Rancagua. They come as two Vatican envoys are in Chile to investigate the claims and advise dioceses how to respond.

First human case of plague in Idaho since 1992 confirmed in Elmore County child
A child in Elmore County was confirmed to be infected with the plague this week, according to the Central District Health Department, marking the first human diagnosis in Idaho since 1992. The child is recovering after receiving antibiotics. Cases of plague in Idaho were diagnosed in squirrels as recently as 2016, though none have been found in southern Ada County or Elmore County this year.

The Rampage: Supersonic missile developed to destroy high quality targets
With tensions still high between Israel and Iran, a new supersonic air-to-surface missile designed for the annihilation of high-quality targets has been developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Israel Military Industry Systems (IMI). Dubbed “The Rampage”…it is an accurate supersonic, long-range air-to-ground assault missile with a warhead, rocket engine and advanced navigation suit which allows for precision targeting…

Virginia School District Sparks Outrage Over Plan to Remove Clergy From List of ‘Trusted Adults’
A Virginia school district is raising eyebrows this week for their plans to remove clergy from their suggested “trusted adults” and begin using the phrase “sex assigned at birth” instead of “biological sex” in their Family Life Education curriculum.

Catholic Bishops Conference In Florida Calls For Catholics To Disobey Trump Immigration Policies, Threatens ‘Canonical Punishment’
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Catholic Bishops Conference in Florida has produced some intense results so far, not the least of which was calling for massive civil disobedience against our duly-elected president’s immigration policies. Not only that, the bishops also suggested that catholics who don’t disobey the president’s policies should be harshly punished with Catholic ‘canonical penalties’ which include everything from denial of taking the magic cookie, all the way up to being ex-communicated from the Whore of Babylon.

DEMONS really are possessing people, warns psychiatrist, as pure evil sweeps over humanity
An Ivy League-educated psychiatrist is convinced that there’s a growing epidemic of demonic possession in the world today, and that most everyday people now recognize the dark reality of this scary situation.

ASSAD: The West Funds Terrorists In Syria, They’re The Problem Not Us
Syrian President Bashar Assad has slammed the US, the UK, and France for supporting terrorists in Syria, adding they are responsible for all the bloodshed in the country.

Hanging From Doorknobs: 12 Pedophile Related Celebrity ‘Suicides’ So Far
Aside from the way they were found, Spade and Bourdain were both linked to the Clintons and it has since transpired that they may have also had knowledge of high-reaching child trafficking operations.

In a brazen act of defiance, the ‘Palestinian Authority’ says that no force in the world can prevent them from paying terrorists and their families…WITH YOUR TAX MONEY
The Palestinian Authority (PA) government in Ramallah sent a defiant message to the United States and Israel on Monday regarding its support for terrorists and their families.

The potential future leader of South Africa says blacks aren’t calling for the killing of whites…AT LEAST FOR NOW
Julius Malema says he has not called for the murder of white people, “at least for now.”

Groundbreaking: Israeli Team Using Special Enzyme To Treat Volcano Burns In Guatemala
An Israeli medical team dispatched to Guatemala last week to treat victims of a devastating volcano there were using a special enzyme developed at the Soroka-University Medical Center in Beersheba to treat the wounded, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Saturday.

Royal Family calls Israel ‘Occupied Palestinian Territories’ in latest disgraceful act against the Jewish State
Royal family announcement on ‘nonpolitical trip’ to region calls Judea and Samaria ‘occupied Palestinian territories.’

Feds begin project to protect worship!
The federal government Wednesday announced a special Place to Worship initiative to ensure religious organizations have a “place to gather for worship.”

Researchers ‘See Through Walls’ Using WiFi & AI
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are using WiFi and artificial intelligence (AI) to “see through walls.”

Christian teacher booted for refusing to call girls by boys’ names
A school board in Indiana has formally decided to accept the “resignation” of a teacher who was ordered to adopt the transgender social agenda by using opposite sex names for students who wanted it that way.

Intelligence Community Wants to Use DNA to Store Exabytes of Data
The U.S. intelligence community wants to unlock more efficient ways to store the trove of data humans generate every day, and it believes our DNA could hold the key.

One in three Americans take meds with depressive side effects: study
One third of Americans are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs, such as birth control pills, antacids and common heart medications, that may raise the risk of depression, researchers warned on Tuesday.

Spanish City Cancels Israeli Concert in Submission to Islamic Jew-Hatred – Geller Report

Oviedo, Spain, the city that serves as the capital of the country’s Asturias region, has canceled a concert of Israel’s NK Orchestra because of pressures from Islamic forces. According to Ynet News, Oviedo has been taken over by left-wing factions with open hostility to Israel.

77 holistic practitioners now dead since 2015: This is beyond strange, they are dropping like flies and MSM ignores them
Since June of 2015, 77 holistic practitioners, more with other deaths associated with them, have died, official causes ranging from suicide to heart attacks, with the latest woman, doctor Annie Fairbanks, found murdered in her home, along with her husband, their 3-year-old daughter and 9-month-old son, in Arizona.


Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ’Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” —Thomas Paine (1776)

In Today’s Edition

  • Trump has a strategy with all of his hyperbole about North Korea.
  • Yes, the Leftmedia often are the enemies of American Liberty.
  • Philosophical trends in our suicidal culture.
  • The GOP faces a stark choice as Congress considers immigration bills.
  • Today is both Flag Day and the U.S. Army’s birthday.
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

What Did Trump Say? What Did He Mean?

He’s surely guilty of hyperbolic bluster, but what he’s doing is far more important than how he says it.

The Media Enemies of Liberty

Trump declared, “Our Country’s biggest enemy is the Fake News.” CNN objects.

Philosophical Trends in Our Suicidal Culture

The suicide rate is up and life expectancy is down. What are the broader causes?

Amnesty vs. America First

Congressional Republicans face a stark choice with upcoming immigration legislation.

Pelosi and Corker — Which Side Are You On?

Both Beltway politicos made statements this week that will have implications for the 2018 midterms.

The AMA Moves Left on Guns and Suicide

It now supports an “assault weapons” ban and refuses to condemn physician-assisted suicide.

Flag Day and U.S. Army Birthday

Celebrating Liberty in more than one way — honor the flag and wish the Army a happy 243rd!

Video: Everyone Should Stand for the National Anthem

Because the anthem and the flag represent America, and America is a free nation.

Geopolitics: Trump Plays Chess, MSM Plays Checkers

Trump is closer to disarming the NoKo regional and global threat than any president in 60 years.

Thursday Short Cuts

“Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of ’em are stupider than that.” —George Carlin

Thursday Top Headlines

Nobel Peace Prize, North Korea, China, Hillary Clinton, interest rates, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Edwin J. Feulner
There’s No Denying the U.S. Economy’s Remarkable Strength
Gary Bauer
Nattering Nabobs of Negativism
Victor Davis Hanson
The Silencing of the Inspectors General
Tony Perkins
Left Coast Rallies for Freedom to Change
Larry Elder
If Tough Antidrug Laws Are ‘Racist,’ Blame Black Leaders

ApostasyWatch Daily News

Mike Ratliff – Justification and Original Sin

Differences Between the Qur’an and the Bible: An Introduction

WOW Life Church Disco Divine Prophetic Word for 2018

Perry Noble Responds to Celebrity Suicides, Urges People Not to Give Lectures on Hell

Gay Irish Prime Minister: Catholic hospitals ‘will be required’ to abort babies

What South Korean Christians Want for North Korea


Headlines – 6/14/2018

Kushner, Greenblatt to visit region for peace plan talks and will ask Israeli, Egyptian and Saudi Arabian leadership for input on when might be best to release the detailed peace plan

Report: US official says Trump peace proposal won’t be the ‘Bibi plan’

Palestinians to U.S.: No ‘Deal of the Century’ if Jerusalem Not Addressed

‘Peace plan will not be presented unilaterally’ – as long as PA refuses to speak with US, the plan won’t be finalized

From Jerusalem, Miss Iraq calls for Israeli-Palestinian peace

After vote fails to condemn Hamas, Haley calls UN an unserious force for Middle East peace

Netanyahu praises Nikki Haley for strong defense of Israel at U.N.

UN votes by strong majority to condemn Israel over Gaza violence

UN General Assembly condemns Israel for ‘excessive’ force at Gaza border

UN Assembly blames Israel for Gaza violence, but not Hamas

U.N. Envoy: Another Gaza war could spark a regional conflict

Deaths of Palestinian protesters may amount to Israeli war crimes, Human Rights Watch says

‘The people of Gaza are not our enemy. Hamas is’

‘This Is Terrorism’: Israeli Farmers Still Reeling From Gaza’s Burning Kites

IDF fires at Gazans preparing incendiary kite to send into Israel

West Bank Palestinians urge Abbas to ease sanctions on Gaza Strip

PA bans anti-Abbas West Bank protests after hundreds rally in support of Gaza

The Palestinian Authority Joins the Chemical Weapons Convention

Caroline Glick: Prince William’s Problematic Itinerary in Israel

Israeli woman charged in Islamic State US terror plot

Sarin ‘Very Likely’ Used in 2017 Attacks Blamed on Assad Regime, Watchdog Says

Syria’s Assad says still pursuing political solution for rebel-held south

In Iran TV interview, Assad says Israel, US preventing south Syria settlement

Assad: Iran’s presence is non-negotiable, but deal over south Syria possible

Assad ‘will not hesitate’ to move Iranian bases to Syria if necessary

Trump, Iran spar over oil prices ahead of OPEC meeting

Turkey Coordinating With Iran on Possible Military Incursion Into Kurdish Iraq

Poll shows support for Turkey’s Erdogan eroding, vote going to second round

Arab states launch biggest assault of Yemen war with attack on main port

Arab States Attack Yemen Port Key to Feeding 8.4 Million Starving People

Yemen port city gripped by panic and fear as Saudi-led forces close in

Italy’s refusal of rescue ship leaves 629 migrants at sea and exposes growing EU fault lines

Trump Has Created ‘Worldwide Vacuum,’ Says Germany’s Top Diplomat

Trump: If Russia were in G-7 I could ask Putin ‘to do things that are good for the world’

Pentagon expected to cancel August military exercise with South Korea, senior administration official says

Pompeo: North Korea Will Take Major Steps To Disarm In Trump’s First Term

North Korea’s dispersed and hidden weapons complex highlights the challenge of denuclearization

Pompeo says Trump made it ‘incredibly clear’ to Kim that denuking is key to lifting sanctions

Pompeo: Trump North Korea tweet was done with ‘eyes wide open’

S. Korea’s Moon meets Pompeo, says world has escaped nuclear weapons threat

Trump says summit removed North Korean nuclear threat, but Democrats doubtful

Senators move to prevent Trump from removing US troops in South Korea

Trump Confronted Kim Jong Un About Atrocities Against Christians

Christians in North Korea Will Benefit Because of President Trump, Franklin Graham Says

Almost 1 million people moved from Venezuela to Colombia in just two years, study shows

Arizona state lawmaker: Immigration is ‘existential threat’ to US

Franklin Graham criticizes Trump policy of separating families at border

No Coke, no Pepsi: Bottlers leave Mexican city hit by crime

113 Mexican politicians killed since September

After nine years of U.S. recovery, Fed sheds anxieties

Fed hikes rates, points to two more increases by year’s end

Stage set for bombshell IG report on Clinton email case: Who’s in the crosshairs?

Only 100 nuclear bombs needed to cause catastrophe around the world

Russia Constructing Powerful ‘Space Laser’ To Remove Some 500,000 Junk Items Orbiting The Earth

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Muara Siberut, Indonesia

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Tonosi, Panama

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Isangel, Vanuatu

Sabanacaya volcano in Peru erupts to 23,000ft

Reventador volcano erupts to 17,000ft

Volcanic ash forces Guatemala airport to suspend operations after the Pacaya volcano erupts

Hawaii’s Volcano Is Literally Erupting Gems

The Category 4 hurricane named Bud collapsed in spectacular fashion

Floods inundate southern Israel as freak rains batter country

Couple takes wedding photos amid wildfire blazing in Colorado

Berkeley declares ‘climate emergency’ worse than World War II, demands ‘humane’ population control

First human case of plague in Idaho since 1992 confirmed in Elmore County child

‘My body, my choice’: Argentina moves closer to legal abortion with key vote

Religious Freedom Isn’t Baked Into Wedding Cake Ruling

Drag Queen Children TV Shows Coming to America, ‘Drag Tots!’ Features Cross-Dressing Toddlers

House votes to ban sale of child sex robots

NHS ‘picking up the pieces’ of mental illness epidemic caused by social media

7 More Signs to Discern False Prophets

Posted: 14 Jun 2018 08:23 AM PDT

7 More Signs to Discern False Prophets(By Joseph Mattera) The following is part two of my article “7 Signs That Help Discern Between Flaky and False Prophets.” As already stated in the first part of this article, by flakey I am referring to a prophetic leader who has serious flaws in their ministry, but their heart and motive is generally right before God. By a false prophet I am referring to a person who is not only erroneous in some of their methodology, but in their motive and ambition. This is the kind of person I believe Jesus was referring to when He told His followers to beware of false prophets who come in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravening wolves (Matthew 7:15).

1- They prophesy to people based on info they receive on social media – I have heard of so-called prophets that will google the names of pastors and people they know they are going to minister to, and then prophesy to them things already written about them online. Furthermore, they also go on the social media pages of the people they will minister to and garner specific personal and ministerial information about them. Unfortunately, most people are so gullible and so desperate to receive a word from the Lord they will likely not correlate what they wrote online with what they are hearing from the so-called prophet – or they will just think it was a confirmation of what they already wrote, sensed or said about themselves (on social media). CONTINUE

Deadly storms continue in India, 22 killed, dozens injured and thousands marooned

Posted: 14 Jun 2018 08:09 AM PDT

Deadly storms continue in India, 22 killed, dozens injured and thousands maroonedThirteen people were killed and at least 28 others injured due to powerful dust storms and thunderstorms in different parts of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. Sitapur, Gonda, Shravasti, Faizabad, and Basti districts, along with other adjoining areas of the state, were affected. Of the thirteen people who died, six people were killed in Sitapur, three people died in Gonda,

two in Kaushambi, and one person each in Faizabad and Hardoi. 17 people were injured in Sitapur, while 11 were hurt in Faizabad. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered district magistrates of the affected areas to ensure proper treatment to all those injured due to severe weather conditions on Wednesday. He also ordered officials to compensate the families of those killed in the storms, and asked for it to be done on priority. CONTINUE

New study suggests young people’s IQs are in decline

Posted: 14 Jun 2018 07:52 AM PDT

New study suggests young people’s IQs are in declineA new study, conducted by Norwegian scientists, shows that IQ scores of today’s young people are in decline, putting an end to the post-war trend of rising intelligence.  After the Second World War young people’s IQs were steadily rising. It was dubbed the Flynn effect after New Zealand intelligence researcher James Flynn. This phenomenon saw average IQ scores rise about three points per decade. But researches from the Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research in Oslo say the Flynn effect is

now past its peak. In a paper, published in the PNAS journal, Norwegian scientists Ole Rogeberg and Bernt Bratsberg analyzed the data from standardized IQ tests of about 730,000 men, born between 1962 and 1991, who underwent mandatory IQ tests to join the national service. The study revealed that the IQ points of those tested peaked among those born in 1975, while people born in 1991 scored five points lower. According to the scientists, this shift could be due to many factors, including the way children are brought up and educated. CONTINUE

CUP OF TREMBLING: United Nations condemns excessive Israeli force against Palestinians

Posted: 14 Jun 2018 06:06 AM PDT

CUP OF TREMBLING: United Nations condemns excessive Israeli force against PalestiniansThe U.N. General Assembly condemned Israel on Wednesday for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians and asked U.N. chief Antonio Guterres to recommend an “international protection mechanism” for occupied Palestinian territory.  The General Assembly adopted a resolution with 120 votes in favor, eight against and 45 abstentions. It was put forward in the General Assembly

by Algeria, Turkey and the Palestinians after the United States vetoed a similar resolution in the 15-member U.N. Security Council earlier this month. The General Assembly text condemned the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israeli civilian areas, but did not mention Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza. General Assembly resolutions are not legally binding but carry political weight. CONTINUE

Unborn Babies Are No More of a Person Than Zombies, Ex-Evangelical Psychologist Argues

Posted: 14 Jun 2018 05:46 AM PDT

Unborn Babies Are No More of a Person Than Zombies, Ex-Evangelical Psychologist ArguesFormer evangelical psychologist and author Valerie Tarico, a graduate of the evangelical Wheaton College in Illinois, has claimed that babies who are in danger of being aborted in their mothers’ wombs are about as human as zombies in some kind of science fiction movie.  Tarico posted an op-ed to the politically progressive news website AlterNet on Monday arguing that “[r]eligious opposition to abortion is based on a kind of magical thinking much like that in zombie stories.” In the piece titled

“What the Unborn and the Undead Have in Common,” Tarico makes the argument that just like babies, zombies “look like people even though they aren’t.” “Sometimes stories and movies explore personhood by drawing us into the lived experience of mythical creatures who don’t look like humans but who share our capacity to think and feel, suffer and love, and cherish conscious life,” she wrote. “Zombie stories do the opposite — they take us into a world of creatures that look like us but who lack the qualities of personhood.” CONTINUE

Kilauea Volcano enter 7th Week of Eruptions, Raining green gemstones over Big Island

Posted: 14 Jun 2018 05:36 AM PDT

Kilauea Volcano enter 7th Week of Eruptions, Raining green gemstones over Big IslandHawaii’s Kilauea volcano is entering the seventh week of eruptions and the list of volcanic hazards looming over Big Island has just grown quite surreal. The residents of Hawaii have now been warned of green gems falling from the sky. She said: “Friends of mine live in Hawaii right next to the area impacted by the most recent lava flows.

“In the midst of the destruction nearby and stress of the unknown, they woke up to this – tiny pieces of olivine all over the ground. “It is literally raining gems. Nature is truly amazing.” Olivine is an incredibly common magnesium iron silicate and one of the most abundant minerals below Earth’s surface. The green mineral is found in big concentrations in the Earth’s mantle – the source of Kilauea’s energy. CONTINUE

Has Ezekiel 22:30 Come to Pass in America?

Posted: 14 Jun 2018 05:22 AM PDT

Has Ezekiel 22:30 Come to Pass in America?(By Larry Tomczak) Thirty-five years ago, I shared impressions with my friend and songwriter, Mark Altrogge, to capture something prophetic for a new song. “I Have a Destiny” became a signature piece for our network of churches, People of Destiny International.  Recently, a Nashville artist, Ben Patterson, handed me his new CD, “Candle in My Soul”, featuring the song. He was stunned when I told him the history behind it. He was clueless but grateful to know its origin as we sang it in our church lobby. “I have a destiny I know I shall fulfill.

I have a destiny in that city on a hill. I have a destiny and it’s not an empty wish, for I know I was born for such a time as this.” God’s purpose in creation and redemption is to bring people into a dynamic relationship with Him where we’re “predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son” (Rom. 8:29b). Additionally, His plan is for each person to fulfill a unique destiny He prepared for us in our generation. As we approach Father’s Day, we have a wonderful opportunity to freshly examine God’s destiny for men contrasted to cultural counterfeits. As Ed Cole challenged us, “You’re male by birth but man by choice.” CONTINUE

Ireland is set to require Catholic hospitals to perform abortions

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 07:52 PM PDT

Ireland is set to require Catholic hospitals to perform abortionsFresh off the repeal of the 8th amendment of their constitution prohibiting abortion nationwide, Ireland is set to require Catholic hospitals to perform the procedure, a move that is alarming many.  The BBC reported Tuesday that the European island nation, whose voters overwhelmingly opted to strike the pro-life provision of their national constitution on May 25, is now drafting legislation

allowing any woman to request an abortion up to 12 weeks. This is subject to a “cooling off period,” and will also allow abortion in what are considered extreme cases between 12 and 24 weeks. Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar said the law would be patterned after the 2013 Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act which allowed for abortion in extreme medical situations, and allow individual medical professionals to decline to participate. READ MORE

Victoria’s Secret Model Quits Job to Follow Jesus and Issues Stark Warning for Young Girls

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 07:40 PM PDT

Victoria’s Secret Model Quits Job to Follow Jesus and Issues Stark Warning for Young GirlsA former Victoria’s Secret model who sacrificed a successful modeling career to follow Jesus has warned other young girls against going into the business. Following her exit from the industry, Nicole Weider founded the largest online community for teen girls in 2010 called Project Inspired. Through her vital work, Weider hopes to point girls to their inner beauty and free them from the unrealistic and

unhealthy standards society places on them. Weidman has also been a part of a campaign to censor some of the more explicit content published by Cosmopolitan magazine, which is often directed at young teenagers. She saw it as a “huge victory” when Walmart decided to remove Cosmopolitan from the checkout aisles of over 5,000 stores and introduced a new age requirement for anyone seeking to purchase the magazine.  CONTINUE

People of faith live four years longer than atheists…

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 07:33 PM PDT

People of faith live four years longer than atheists…Researchers have found a surprising correlation between longevity and religious faith.  Church-goers appear to live up to four years longer than atheists, at least according to an analysis of 1,000 obituaries published across the United States. The Ohio State psychology researchers behind the study insist there is merit to the connection: people with religious affiliations often volunteer and engage in social

activities throughout their lives – something routinely tied to longer lifespan. But they found that this socializing only appeared to boost longevity by a year at most – suggesting other elements of religious life, such as low alcohol intake, could contribute. ‘There’s still a lot of the benefit of religious affiliation that this can’t explain,’ study lead author Laura Wallace, a doctoral student in psychology at The Ohio State University. READ MORE

First human case of plague in Idaho since 1992 has been confirmed…

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 07:21 PM PDT

First human case of plague in Idaho since 1992 has been confirmed…A child in Elmore County was confirmed to be infected with the plague this week, according to the Central District Health Department, marking the first human diagnosis in Idaho since 1992. The child is recovering after receiving antibiotics.  Cases of plague in Idaho were diagnosed in squirrels as

recently as 2016, though none have been found in southern Ada County or Elmore County this year. It is unknown whether the child was exposed to the disease in Idaho or during a recent trip to Oregon. Plague has been found historically in wildlife in both states. Since 1990, there have been two cases of plague in humans in Idaho and eight in Oregon. CONTINUE

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana Water System

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 07:11 PM PDT

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana Water SystemA potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba has been found again in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Independent testing returned positive results for Naegleria fowleri, which causes fatal brain swelling and tissue destruction, in the community of Pointe-aux-Chenes, according to WWL-TV, as well as The Courier.   The Terrebonne Consolidated Waterworks District issued the notification Sunday and has temporarily switched to a different disinfectant to kill the organism.

Despite the Louisiana heat, residents are ignoring their swimming pools and nearby bayous. They’re terrified of something they can’t see but that officials warn is present. “It kinda freaks me out because this is my home, I can’t do what I usually do,” said Lindsey Dupre, WWL-TV reports. “I want to know I’m secure rather than freak out over an amoeba.” CONTINUE

‘Pregnant’ male models steal the show at London Fashion Week

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 12:46 PM PDT

‘Pregnant’ male models steal the show at London Fashion WeekOn Monday at London Fashion Week, all eyes were on the “pregnant” male models who strutted down the runway in Chinese designer Xander Zhou’s clothing.  The male models at Zhou’s show sported prosthetic baby bumps under their looks, though some of their bellies saw the spotlight more than others.

Those whose “pregnant” stomachs were covered by shirts, however, clutched their bumps in order to highlight the theme of the show, while another wore a white t-shirt reading, “New World Baby.”  Zhou later explained his odd choice, of having the male models appear pregnant, on Instagram. CONTINUE

California university’s website says its OK for children to engage in ‘sexual play,’ and watch porn

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 12:24 PM PDT

California university’s website says its OK for children to engage in ‘sexual play,’ and watch porn

A public university in California features a controversial website that encourages parents to react “positively” when 4-year-olds touch each other’s private parts and says young children should be allowed to watch porn.  The University of California, Santa Barbara hosts an online platform, within the sociology department, called “SexInfo Online,” which is maintained by students “who have studied advanced topics in human sexuality” that seek to answer a myriad of questions on sexuality, The College Fix reported.

“The majority of sexual play between children takes place between the ages of 4 and 7,” the website states in a section titled “Childhood Sexuality,” accompanied by a photo of two little girls that appear to be kissing on a beach. “Children might display affection to their friends by hugging and kissing, or even more which we won’t go into detail here, which is perfectly normal. Parents should not react in a negative way because children are just exploring.” CONTINUE

Tennis Ball-Sized Hail Damages Homes Across Colorado Springs…

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 12:14 PM PDT

Tennis Ball-Sized Hail Damages Homes Across Colorado Springs…Hail the size of tennis balls caused a lot of damage to communities south of Colorado Springs early Wednesday morning.  That hail storm caused a lot of damage. According to the National Weather Service, it was the strongest overnight hail storm in El Paso County in more than 20 years. The NWS says that the county has not seen hail measuring more than two inches since 1995.

The storm’s impact was mostly in Fountain with hail measuring as large as three inches. Hail broke glass at several homes and shattered car windows. “We’ve got damage to the siding,” said homeowner Valorie Munoz. “There’s big holes all over here, all throughout the sides. We’ve got broken windows we’ve got this broken one here.” CONTINUE

Hawaii Has Been Hit By More Than 12,000 Earthquakes In 30 Days

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 11:50 AM PDT

Hawaii Has Been Hit By More Than 12,000 Earthquakes In 30 Days(By Michael Snyder) We haven’t seen anything like this since Hawaii first became a state back in 1959. Kilauea began erupting on May 3rd, and it hasn’t stopped rumbling yet. In fact, authorities are telling us that Hawaii has been struck by “over 12,000 earthquakes”during the last 30 days. That is an extraordinary amount of shaking, and many are now becoming concerned that fundamental physical changes are happening to the islands.

As one USGS official has noted, we have never seen earthquakes happen on the Big Island with this sort of frequency ever before…  While most of the earthquakes have been relatively mild at magnitude 2 or 3, the largest earthquake was a massive 6.9 magnitude tremor on May 4, along with a 5.5 magnitude quake on June 4. Brian Shiro, a supervisory geophysicist at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, said the island was witnessing the highest rate of quakes ever measured at the summit. CONTINUE

Despite Colorado Baker Victory, Arizona Court Rules Against Christian Business

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 11:45 AM PDT

Despite Colorado Baker Victory, Arizona Court Rules Against Christian BusinessMany religious liberty advocates were thrilled with last week’s Supreme Court ruling, which seemingly vindicated a Colorado baker who declined to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, citing his Christian beliefs.  A recent decision by an Arizona appellate court, however, indicates any celebration is premature. Last Thursday, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled against Joanna Duka and Breanna

Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studio, a small wedding invitation business founded on Christian principles. The June 8 decision upholds a Phoenix law that makes it illegal for business owners to deny service to same-sex couples on the basis of religion. “We have previously found that eliminating discrimination constitutes a compelling interest,” Judge Lawrence Winthrop wrote, noting that “anti-discrimination ordinances are not aimed at the suppression of speech but at the elimination of discriminatory conduct.” CONTINUE

Record-breaking rain hits France again, Paris breaks rainfall record set in 1960

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 11:38 AM PDT

Record-breaking rain hits France again, Paris breaks rainfall record set in 1960France is again on our radar with record-breaking June rainfall that triggered floods and caused damage and injuries on June 11 and 12, 2018.  Fire and rescue service of Seine-et-Marne department in northern France responded to 816 calls for assistance on Monday and Tuesday, June 11 and 12, 2018, after torrential rains caused rivers to rapidly rise, flooding homes and disrupting traffic.

Authorities said they dispatched 250 firefighters with more than 70 vehicles to worst affected areas such as Chessy, Claye-Souilly, Pomponne, Chambry, Crécy la Chapelle, Rebais, La-Ferte Gaucher and Bellot. Some 100 homes were flooded in Chambry. Between Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse and Courcelle-sur-Yvette, southwest of capital Paris, heavy rain caused an embankment to collapse, causing a suburban train to overturn and injuring 7 people. CONTINUE


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REUTERS

North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat, nor is it the “biggest and most dangerous problem” for the United States, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday on his return from a summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un showed Russian President Vladimir Putin had been right to advocate direct dialogue as the only way of reducing tensions with North Korea.

At least 15 people died when two boats sank in rough waters Indonesia, authorities said, and rescue workers scrambled to search for dozens believed missing.

The Gulf state of Qatar has extended a $500 mln aid package to Jordan that includes investments, project finance and job opportunities for Jordanians, an official source said on Wednesday.

A Saudi-led alliance of Arab states launched an attack on Yemen’s main port city on Wednesday, the largest battle of the war, aiming to bring the ruling Houthi movement to its knees at the risk of worsening the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis.

Facebook is installing new controls it says will better inform its members about the way companies are targeting them with advertising, the latest step to quell a public outcry over the company’s mishandling of user data.

Many top U.S. shale oil producers are missing out on the rally in oil prices to more than $70 a barrel – because they sold their oil through futures contracts at about $55 last year when that looked like a good deal. Now, it looks cheap.

AP Top Stories

North Korean state media lauded the summit as a resounding success, saying Trump expressed his intention to halt U.S.-South Korea military exercises, offer security guarantees to the North and lift sanctions against it as relations improve.

A Florida man shot a police officer and killed four children before turning the gun on himself during a nearly 24-hour standoff with authorities, who tried in vain to prevent the massacre.

A dramatic proposal to split California into three separate states has gathered enough signatures to appear on the ballot during the upcoming midterm elections in November.

Young gun violence prevention advocates gathered in Washington and elsewhere around the country on Tuesday, issuing a call to action on the second anniversary of the deadly mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The loosely organized rallies were held as part of National Die-In Day, an initiative recently launched by three students who say they’re tired of legislative inaction in the face of massacres and routine gun violence.

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin would be glad to host everyone in Moscow, when asked if he would invite high-ranking U.S. officials. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was responding to a journalist who asked if Putin would invite officials from North America to Moscow if the United States won a bid to host a future soccer World Cup.

A GOP candidate is taking heat for comments he made calling diversity “crap” and “un-American.” And instead of apologizing, the New Jersey congressional candidate is doubling down. The April comments made by Seth Grossman, the surprise winner of last week’s Republican primary in New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District, were posted in a video by American Bridge to the 21st Century, a political action committee monitoring GOP candidates.

BBC

Egypt has been ranked the safest country in Africa and higher than both the UK and US, according to a new global poll. The survey placed Egypt 16th out of 135 countries, while the UK was 21st and the US 35th. Singapore was ranked the safest, with Venezuela was seen as the least.

Adulthood is about to come a lot earlier in life for many in Japan. The government has enacted a bill lowering the age of adulthood from 20 to 18, which will affect millions across the country when it takes effect in 2022. It’s the first time the age of adulthood has been changed since it was set in 1876.

Lawmakers in Argentina are due to vote on a draft bill that would allow women to have abortions in the first 14 weeks of their pregnancies.

Indian chess champion Soumya Swaminathan has pulled out of an Asian tournament in Iran over the country’s compulsory headscarf rule.

The Australian government has accepted almost all recommendations from a landmark inquiry into child sexual abuse as it prepares to deliver a national apology to victims. The five-year inquiry found tens of thousands of children had suffered abuse in Australian institutions.

Iceland’s largest online marketplace is to expand the number of drones it flies across the country’s capital, Reykjavik. The company Aha, which launched a limited trial with Israeli company Flytrex last year, will phase in further drones over the next two years.

WND

Two years after the massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, gay, lesbian and transgender Americans are nervous. According to the Human Rights Center (HRC), a US LGBTI advocacy group, 52 gay people were murdered in the US last year because of their sexuality, and 28 transgender people met the same fate. In increasing numbers, they are fighting back by taking up arms.

There’s a layer of 300 million-year-old rock under Interstate 95 that’s capable of killing the lights from Washington to Boston and beyond the next time the sun erupts in all its fury. A solar storm is now viewed as enough of a risk in fact that grid operators across North America are working on plans to respond to just such a disturbance.

The Freedom Party of Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders will hold a competition of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad, it said on Tuesday.

One third of Americans are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs, such as birth control pills, antacids and common heart medications that may raise the risk of depression.


News – 6/13/2018

Unusual Summer Rain: Is God Crying On Jerusalem?
“It just seemed so clear that Hashem (God, literally ‘the name’) was crying,” Wander told Breaking Israel News. “I am going through a roller coaster of feelings because of what is happening there. Families are being torn from their houses.” “Rabbi Yosef Dayan, a member of the nascent Sanhedrin and a descendant of King David, agreed with Wander. “We pray for rain in its season and when it comes out of season, this is surely a sign of divine intervention,”

Nasrallah: ‘the whole world can not remove us from Syria’
Nasrallah said that if Israel will continue the occupation a great war will come. He also stated that nothing on earth – except a request from the Syrian government, will make Hezbollah pull forces out of Lebanon.

Putin and Rouhani meet in China, discuss joint efforts in Syria
Rouhani spoke highly of the Russian stand during negotiations over the nuclear deal, from which the US withdrew in May this year, calling the Russian role “important and constructive.”

Hezbollah to be outlawed in Britain
The United Kingdom merely banned Hezbollah’s so-called military wing in 2008, but now all of the terror group will be out of bounds.

Winter hits Israel – in June
Rainfall on Wednesday morning caused flooding in the southern cities of Sderot and Ashkelon, with cars sinking into the water. Sderot resident David Mansour told Army Radio, “The entire city has turned into Venice. Everything is flooded…

U.S. disaster-response force stretched thin as hurricane season starts
With the 2018 hurricane season already underway, FEMA is scrambling to hire more people who are willing to depart at a moment’s notice for assignments that can last months at a stretch. Internal documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request show the agency’s disaster-response force is understaffed by 26 percent. And as last year revealed, many of those who sign up don’t always respond when needed.

US changes tactics at UN: From defending Israel to offensive
The United States has decided to change tactics at the United Nations and instead of merely settling for defending Israel, it is now going on the offensive against countries that refuse to condemn the Hamas terror organization.

Homes, residents under threat from 6 wildfires in Colorado
Thousands of homes in Colorado are under threat from growing wildfires in the state, which have also forced a number of evacuations and closures. In Summit County, about 1,400 homes have been evacuated and more than 1,000 could be in danger in the path of the Buffalo Mountain Fire. It’s one of six wildfires burning in Colorado.

Trump Slams OPEC Again, Demands Lower Prices: “Oil Prices Are Too High, OPEC Is At It Again”
Trump doubled down on his oil- price targeting,…”Oil prices are too high, OPEC is at it again. Not good!”

Prediction: Courts will end Obamacare for good
Ken Cuccinelli, the former attorney general for Virgina, tells OneNewsNow he was relieved and excited after learning the U.S. Department of Justice will not defend the Affordable Care Act a case brought by Republican state attorneys general and two governors. “While it is rare for the Department of Justice not to defend a federal statute, it is probably even more rare that the basis of their decision not to defend the statute, in this case Obamacare, is based on court precedent,”

G6 leaders break with Trump, move forward on climate action
Leaders representing six of the world’s most powerful economies committed to addressing climate change and environmental crises at the conclusion of this year’s Group of Seven (G7) summit over the weekend. But the United States made no such agreement, as President Trump doubled down on both his opposition to international climate efforts and his support for fossil fuels.

Colorado Blaze Continues to Grow; Entire San Juan National Forest to Close
A wildfire blazing in southwestern Colorado continues to grow Monday after more than doubling in size over the weekend amid dry, gusty conditions. Due to the extreme fire danger, the U.S. Forest Service announced Monday it plans to close the entire, nearly 3,000-square-mile San Juan National Forest to the public.

Polio Returns to Venezuela As Economic Crisis Cripples Healthcare System
The deadly polio virus has returned to Venezuela 30 years after being eradicated, as the country’s health care system struggles under a nationwide economic crash.

WELLS OF ABRAHAM: PM Netanyahu’s new water plan is truly a light unto the nations
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced an ambitious new desalination project that will address the current multi-year drought. But the surprising way he chose to present the new program, offering much-needed aid to Israel’s sworn enemy, had a Biblical precedent as well as prophetic end-of days implications.

Over 2,300 Online Pedophiles Busted in Operation ‘Broken Heart’
The Justice Department announced Tuesday that its Internet Crimes Against Children task force busted over 2,300 online sexual predators.

White South African Farmers Trained By Israeli Special Forces To Fight Off Violent Attacks
With rising violence, being a farmer in South Africa has become a dangerous job. Some are hiring former Israeli special forces experts to teach them self-defense.

Chilling NCMEC Report Shows 88% of Missing Sex Trafficked Kids Come from US Foster Care
America has a dark secret that no one wants to admit. Talk of this secret will get you labelled as a conspiracy theorist, fake news, and outlets who report on it will have their organic reach throttled by social media and Google alike. Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many in the mainstream media and the government refuse to see this very real epidemic of child sex trafficking in the United States. What’s more, according to the government’s own data, the vast majority of a portion of these trafficked kids are coming from the country’s own foster care system.

Mass Shootings and Psychiatric Drugs: The Connection
I’ve been tracking the connection since 1999, when I wrote a long white paper, for the Truth Seeker Foundation, on school shootings and psychiatric drugs. The paper was titled: “Why Do They Do It? School shootings Across America.”

Proof Obama sent your money to defeat Bibi in Israel election
President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu The U.S. government was informed of the overtly political agenda of OneVoice Israel and OneVoice Palestine – to defeat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – but gave the groups American taxpayer money anyway.

Guatemala Volcano Consumes Entire Village: ‘No Survivors Left’
Rescue workers in Guatemala have been tirelessly searching for survivors within the dark and grey blanket of left after Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted near the capital.

Calls For Sadiq Khan To Resign As Total of 1,296 Stabbings In London This Year
Another stabbing has been reported in the same area of London within a 24 hour period making the bloody knife attack total 1,296 this year alone.

US Special Forces Caught Helping FSA Plot Next False Flag Attack in Syria
US Special Forces has been exposed for helping Syrian rebels plot a false flag attack to trigger strikes from the West in Syria.

California University Refuses To Speak With Pro-Life Group About Free Abortion Drugs
A pro-life group has persistently sought to speak with California State University at Long Beach about its stance on an abortion bill that may soon take effect at all California public universities, but the university has refused to respond.

Kasie Hunt Badgers Jim Jordan Over Tough Immigration Policy — Is It A ‘Christian Approach’? 
MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt asked Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan three consecutive times on Tuesday if Jeff Sessions’ new crack down on immigrant asylum is a “Christian approach.”


Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“When Men are employ’d they are best contented. For on the Days they work’d they were good-natur’d and chearful; and with the consciousness of having done a good Days work they spent the Evenings jollily.” —Benjamin Franklin (1771)

In Today’s Edition

  • The Republican economy has small businesses nearly as optimistic as ever.
  • Seattle City Council reverses its redistribution scheme.
  • Yes, Snopes, California water restrictions will affect showers and laundry.
  • The Trump/Sessions immigration crackdown is strategic.
  • Why Germany and Canada deserved the G7 smackdown.
  • Leftists contort definitions so as to expand victim classes and, thus, their power.
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

Small Business Optimism Through the Roof

Business optimism soars to 1980s levels. Good news for America. Good news for Trump.

Seattle’s Redistribution Scheme Reversed

The city council repealed the “head tax” passed just last month to “combat homelessness.”

Snopes Deceives Again With CA Water Rationing ‘Fact-Check’

“The laws do not render it illegal for Californians to do laundry and take showers on the same day.”

Trump Crackdown on Illegals May Force Dems’ Hand

AG Sessions is leading a new charge of border enforcement and tackling visa overstays.

Why Canada and Germany Deserved a G7 Smackdown

Both nations are failing miserably to uphold their NATO commitments.

The Left’s Catch-All Strategy to Redefine Issues

The underlining cause is the promotion of the neo-Marxist ideology of equality of outcome.

Video: Tucker Carlson on Trump’s Political Genius

“The end game is always the same, which is to take back power. Trump took power away from them.”

Wednesday Short Cuts

“Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.” —François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Wednesday Top Headlines

Record tax revenue and charity, Tuesday primaries, immigration, Iran, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Gary Bauer
Trump’s Critics
Byron York
On North Korea, a President Who Tried Something Different
John Stossel
Patriarchy Defender
Star Parker
Why Can’t We Fix Social Security and Medicare?
Walter E. Williams
Diversity and Inclusion Harm

Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon


ApostasyWatch Daily News

Anthony Wade – When the Apostate Church Leads the Call for Unity

NARpostle Joseph Prince’s kenotic Christ and demonic sonship spirit


Headlines – 6/13/2018

US peace envoys to visit Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt next week for peace talks

Palestinians push for UN vote on Israel’s use of ‘indiscriminate force’ in Gaza

UN to vote on resolution bashing Israel, with US pushing for Hamas condemnation

US changes tactics at UN: From defending Israel to offensive

In Israel, even eggs are cause for conflict: New poultry law slammed as ‘creeping annexation’

DHS secretary tours Israel-Egypt border for Mexico wall inspiration

Johannesburg suspends councilwoman for saying city is a ‘friend of Israel’

The Rampage: Supersonic missile developed to destroy high quality targets

Syrian military reinforcing its air defenses near Israeli Golan

Iranians defy regime on Twitter, express support for Israel

Iran arrests 27 suspects over Quds Day ‘terrorist’ plot

Police minister: Social media monitoring has foiled 200 terror attacks

Islamist militants are ‘preeminent threat’ to the West, Homeland Security chief tells Israeli forum

Hezbollah to be outlawed in Britain

Major Qaeda terror plot thwarted in in eastern Yemen

Dutch anti-Islam party to hold Prophet Mohammad cartoon competition

Saudi-led forces begin assault on key Yemen port city

Rouhani tells Macron: Impossible to stay in nuclear deal unless Iran benefits

Macron urges Iran to ensure commitment to nuclear deal is ‘without any ambiguity’

Trump hopes ‘brutal’ sanctions against Iran will spur ‘real deal’

With eyes on Iran, Netanyahu praises Trump over North Korea summit

Likud minister: Kim summit shows Trump can deal with tyrants; bring on Rouhani

Nancy Pelosi Trashes Trump over North Korea Summit; Called Iran Deal ‘Diplomatic Masterpiece’

Ingraham: Anti-Trump Media Response to Summit ‘Galling, Predictable, Blatant’

Trump praises Kim Jong Un as ‘strong,’ ‘funny,’ ‘smart’ and a ‘great negotiator’ in Hannity interview

Backslapping Trump summit legitimizes Kim, say critics

Labor’s Gabbay: Trump-Kim summit signals peace with Palestinians possible

Joel Rosenberg: The Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore was definitely “historic.” Will it also prove successful? Here are 7 things you need to know.

N.Korea state media says Trump agreed to lift sanctions against North

Trump’s pledge to stop ‘provocative’ military exercises provokes alarm and confusion in Seoul and Washington

GOP senator ‘troubled’ by Trump announcement to halt US-South Korean military drills

Graham warns that Trump’s deal with North Korea needs approval from Congress

Japan’s defense minister says US-S.Korean military drills ‘vital’

S.Korea says halt to US drills may be needed to help denuclearization talks

Trump and Kim commit to ‘complete denuclearization’ of Korean Peninsula

Trump, North Korea’s Kim agreed to visit each other’s country

Mars Opportunity rover is in danger of dying from a dust storm

5.8 magnitude earthquake hits near Muara Siberut, Indonesia

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Isangel, Vanuatu

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Pamandzi, Mayotte

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Muara Siberut, Indonesia

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Muara Siberut, Indonesia

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Lava from Hawaii volcano destroys up to 700 homes, and there’s no end in sight

Yes, it’s hurricane season – but it’s also wildfire, tornado, flood and volcano season, too

Hurricane Bud now a Category 3 storm, forecast to weaken before hitting Mexico’s Baja

Intelligence Community Wants to Use DNA to Store Exabytes of Data

Rare type of tick inexplicably turns up in Arkansas

One in three Americans take meds with depressive side effects: study

Gay Americans are arming themselves to stay alive

A Chip in the Windshield: China’s Surveillance State Will Soon Track Cars

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 06:29 AM PDT

A Chip in the Windshield: China’s Surveillance State Will Soon Track Cars

China is establishing a nationwide program to track cars using an electronic identification system, according to records and people briefed on the matter, adding to a growing array of its surveillance tools used to monitor its citizens.  Under the plan being rolled out July 1, a radio-frequency identification chip for vehicle tracking will be installed on cars when they are registered. Compliancewill initially be voluntary but will be made mandatory for new vehicles in January 2019, the people said.  Authorities have described the plan as a means to improve public security and to help ease worsening traffic congestion, documents show, a major concern in many Chinese cities partly because it contributes to air pollution. But such a system, implemented in the world’s biggest automotive market, with sales of nearly 30 million vehicle a year … CONTINUE

PEACE AND SAFETY? China pulls missiles from South China Sea island in possible nod to Trump

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 06:16 AM PDT

PEACE AND SAFETY? China pulls missiles from South China Sea island in possible nod to TrumpThe Chinese militarization of the South China Sea has been happening for some time. Since the weak Obama administration wouldn’t stand up to any dictator, the Chinese, along with other adversaries, probably just said “Why not?” and proceeded with their malignant behavior in creating the ability to block traffic in one of the world’s busiest sea lanes.  Anti-ship missile batteries, anti-aircraft defense

systems, fighter jets and bombers have all been sighted on the atolls in the region that China has claimed and fortified.  Satellite imagery and new analysis from Israeli intelligence firm ImageSat International (ISI), dated June 3, suggested the Chinese surface-to-air missile systems on Woody Island, in the Paracel Islands, may have been removed or relocated, The South China Morning Post reported. CONTINUE

Korean Missionaries Arrested, Church Closed in Wenzhou

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 06:06 AM PDT

Korean Missionaries Arrested, Church Closed in WenzhouChinese authorities arrested two South Korean missionaries in the city of Wenzhou in late May. The police searched their church, which was closed for a week. The community is not part of the Three Autonomies Movement.  Over the past month alone, thirty Korean pastors have been arrested and taken to court in Ningxia region and in the provinces of Shanxi, Hebei and Henan.

Since April, the Religious Affairs Department has intensified checks on foreign religious. The persecution is particularly centred on missionaries from South Korea. Measures and progress reports have been posted on Chinese government websites regarding the activities of Korean Christians in China.  READ MORE

Tennessee HS football player hospitalized with tick-borne illness, brown recluse bite

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 05:53 AM PDT

Tennessee HS football player hospitalized with tick-borne illness, brown recluse biteJust over a month after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported an increase in tickborne illnesses, a Middle Tennessee high school football player has been hospitalized from a tick and brown recluse bite.  The Mt. Juliet High School football team issued a tweet on Monday asking for

prayers for defensive end Mason Greenwood, a senior at the school.  “No matter what color uniform u wear, or what kind of field you play on, we need ur prayers for 1 of ours. Mason Greenwood, an upcoming SR 4 us, is at Vandy Childrens Hospital & he’s struggling rn. It’s a combo of a brown recluse bite/tick born illness. Please pray 4 him & family.” CONTINUE

Fort Wayne VA hospital replaces military flags with LGBT pride flag

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 05:42 AM PDT

Fort Wayne VA hospital replaces military flags with LGBT pride flagFort Wayne residents took notice after the local VA Hospital removed military branch flags to fly a LGBT flag in its place.   One resident, in particular, said she noticed the difference when she visited the hospital Tuesday morning, June 12, when she saw the usual military flags were all removed and replaced with a pride flag on the northernmost pole in honor of LGBT pride month.

VA Public Affairs Officer responded to the situation with a statement saying the facility was flying the flag to honor LGBT veterans.   He said due to the limitations in the number of poles outside the VA, the Service Flags were temporarily lowered. He said rather than take one flag down completely, all flags were lowered to be equal.  Here is his full statement: CONTINUE

Rare type of tick inexplicably turns up in Arkansas

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 05:35 AM PDT

Rare type of tick inexplicably turns up in ArkansasA hardy, invasive species of tick that survived a New Jersey winter and subsequently traversed the mid-Atlantic has mysteriously arrived in Arkansas. No one is sure how the Longhorned tick, native to East Asia, arrived in the country, nor how it made its way to the middle of the continent. The Arkansas Agriculture Department said late Monday researchers at Oklahoma State University had confirmed a

tick found on a dog in Benton County in the far northwestern corner of the state was a Longhorned tick. Until then, the bug had only been reported in New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia. “It’s a mystery to a lot of people who are trying to figure out how exactly it got here,” New Jersey Department of Agriculture spokesman Jeff Wolfe said Tuesday. CONTINUE

City Stops Church from Holding Worship Services in Church-Owned Coffee House

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 05:29 AM PDT

City Stops Church from Holding Worship Services in Church-Owned Coffee HouseA church in Laurel, Maryland opened a coffee shop and planned to serve coffee six days a week, and hold worship services at the shop on Sundays.  But soon after Ragamuffins Coffee House opened its doors, city officials told them to stop using the space for worship services or face steep weekly fines. The church filed a discrimination case against the city in February after relocating its church there

with the hopes of reaching the underprivileged and homeless seven days a week.  The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) recently presented oral arguments before the Federal District Court of Maryland on behalf of Redemption Community Church. “We’re trying to represent the tremendous love of God,” Rev. Jeremy Tuinstra told the Baltimore Sun about the church. READ MORE

Trump Confronted Kim Jong Un About Atrocities Against Christians

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 05:13 AM PDT

Trump Confronted Kim Jong Un About Atrocities Against ChristiansPresident Donald Trump says he addressed the plight of persecuted Christians when meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.  “I brought it up, absolutely. They will work on that. We did not put it down in the document. It will be worked on. Christians, yes,” Trump said, according to a transcript. “We brought it up. Franklin Graham spent and spends a tremendous amount of time in North Korea. He has it close to his heart. It did come up and things will be happening.” Open Doors

USA, a Christian persecution watchdog group, ranked North Korea as the No. 1 persecutor of Christians on the planet. Trump’s announcement that he did bring up the Christian persecution encouraged David Curry, president of Open Doors USA: Though we have few details of what was said, President Trump’s decision to address North Korea’s human rights atrocities was diplomatically bold, and we are particularly glad to hear the president say he brought up the plight of the more than 300,000 Christians who face persecution and even death under the regime of Kim Jong Un. READ MORE

Earthquake swarm detected under Galeras volcano, Colombia

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 04:40 AM PDT

Earthquake swarm detected under Galeras volcano, ColombiaColombian authorities are reporting significantly increased seismic activity under Galeras volcano, one of Colombia’s most frequently active volcanos. Increased seismicity was first recorded on May 29 and June 2, 2018. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2014 (VEI 2).  Earthquakes are located between 1 and 8 km (0.6 – 5 miles) to the northeast of the volcano at depths between 1.2 and

7.5 km (0.7 and 6 miles) from the top of the volcano (4 200 m / 12 800 feet a.s.l.), the Colombian Geological Service (SGC) reported in a special bulletin published 04:35 UTC today. A total of 310 earthquakes have been reported between 09:35 UTC on June 12 when a M4.5 volcano-tectonic earthquake was recorded and 04:35 UTC today. Other geophysical and geochemical monitoring parameters have no significant changes. READ MORE

God is setting YOU up!

Posted: 12 Jun 2018 04:32 PM PDT

God is setting YOU up!In this message, we will show you how the Lord is orchestrating our paths and putting hurting people in our paths so that we can share “Living Water” to those who are dry and thirsty!

Ongoing volcanic eruptions in Hawaii continues to stun scientists

Posted: 12 Jun 2018 04:05 PM PDT

Ongoing volcanic eruptions in Hawaii continues to stun scientistsHawaii’s ongoing eruption continues to stun scientists, with shock aerial footage today revealing that lava from the Kilauea volcano has caused “dramatic devastation” and created flowing rivers on the verge of overflowing.   Hawaii’s explosive volcano has taken another shock turn, as officials revealed the rivers of lava could be on the verge of overflowing.  The fast-moving lava channel was filmed in

stunning footage by a helicopter this morning close to Kilauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone. According to the US Geological Survey, scientists are closely monitoring the lava bank, which is full but not yet overflowing.  The volcano, which has been erupting since early May, also sent huge clouds of ash and volcanic gas into the air today at about 30,000 feet (9,145 meters) above sea level. READ MORE

Maine Allows Third Gender ‘X’ for Non-Binary Persons on Driver’s Licenses, IDs Documents

Posted: 12 Jun 2018 03:56 PM PDT

Maine Allows Third Gender ‘X’ for Non-Binary Persons on Driver’s Licenses, IDs DocumentsMaine is joining the list of states now allowing a third gender option for persons identifying as non-binary on their driver’s licenses and identification documents.  In June of last year a resident of South Portland, Ian-Meredythe Dehne Lindsey, filed a complaint with the state Human Rights Commission, desiring a driver’s license with a non-binary gender marker but was unable to obtain one due to

computer limitation, the Portland Press Herald reported. An agreement with the state’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles was reached this week. As can now be done in a few other states, individuals who say that their gender identity does not fit into the traditional male/female category and prefer to go by “gender non-binary,” will be designated as “X.” Starting Monday, Maine residents can apply for a sticker that reads “Gender has been changed to X – non-binary.” READ MORE

Rare river sinkhole in Arkansas creates whirlpool that swallows up and kills kayaker

Posted: 12 Jun 2018 03:28 PM PDT

Rare river sinkhole in Arkansas creates whirlpool that swallows up and kills kayakerA kayaker bypassed a part of an Arkansas scenic river known as Dead Man’s Curve during a weekend trip, but a rare sinkhole created a whirlpool along his alternate channel and dragged him to his death. Donald Wright, 64, from Searcy, Arkansas, died Saturday at Saddler Falls along the Spring River, said

Keith Stephens, a spokesman for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. At least one other person was injured. Sinkholes are common in the northern half of Arkansas, where subterranean limestone erodes away easily. Small whirlpools are common where bits of land extend into waterways, but having a sinkhole open a whirlpool in the middle of a stream is uncommon. READ MORE

Korean Churches Witnessing a ‘Miracle’

Posted: 12 Jun 2018 10:46 AM PDT

Korean Churches Witnessing a ‘Miracle’A lot has happened on the Korean peninsula in the last few weeks. South Korean president Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met for the first time; Kim took some serious steps toward denuclearization; and Kim and President Trump agreed to talk, but Trump abruptly canceled the historic meeting. On June 1, however, following a meeting with a high ranking North Korean official, President Trump announced that he plans to meet Kim Jong-un.  I watched these events unfold with

interest since two months earlier, I had traveled to South Korea with 12 journalism students to report on ongoing religious, political and cultural developments. When we landed at Seoul’s Incheon Airport, the warm diplomatic tailwinds of the Winter Olympics had thawed relations between the North and South. Kim and Moon would soon meet. And there were rumors of a Trump and Kim parlay to follow. READ MORE

Citi bank warns up to 10,000 jobs could be lost to robots…

Posted: 12 Jun 2018 10:39 AM PDT

Citi bank warns up to 10,000 jobs could be lost to robots…Citigroup’s investment bank will shed up to half of its 20,000 technology and operations staff in the next five years, according to the division’s head, as machines supplant humans at a faster pace. The prediction by Jamie Forese, president of Citi and chief executive of the bank’s institutional clients group, was the starkest among investment banking bosses in a series of FT interviews to mark the 10th anniversary of the financial crisis.

Mr Forese said the operational positions, which make up almost two-fifths of investment bank employees at Citi, were “most fertile for machine processing”. “We’ve got 20,000 operational roles. Over the next five years could you make it 10,000?” he added, in comments that had echoes of former Deutsche Bank chief executive John Cryan’s claim that up to half of the German bank’s workforce could be replaced by technology. READ MORE


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June 12 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

REUTERS

President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged at a historic summit on Tuesday to move toward complete denuclearization, while the United States promised its old foe security guarantees.

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s promise on Tuesday to rid to Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged the international community to offer support on carrying out the agreement on steps toward denuclearization between the United States and North Korea.

Iran warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday against trusting U.S. President Donald Trump, saying he could cancel their denuclearization agreement within hours.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised China’s President Xi Jinping for helping secure an agreement toward North Korea’s denuclearization, and said the deal would be good for Beijing.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was questioned by Israeli police on Tuesday for the first time in an investigation into a $2 billion sale of three German Thyssenkrupp submarines to Israel, but is not a suspect, police said.

The Afghan Taliban denounced “American occupying forces” for attacking their Voice of Shariah Radio station in the central province of Ghazni, but the United States denied the charge and said Afghan air force planes had targeted a broadcasting tower.

Norway will ask the United States to more than double the number of U.S. Marines stationed in the country in a move that could raise tensions with its eastern neighbor Russia.

Italy plans to transfer some migrants crammed aboard a charity boat onto other vessels on Tuesday and then sail them all to Spain, despite appeals from humanitarian groups to let the group land immediately.

The oil industry will face the biggest squeeze on its spare production capacity in more than three decades if OPEC and its allies agree next week to hike crude output, leaving the world more at risk of a price spike from any supply disruption.

AP Top Stories

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Ohio could continue to use an aggressive process for removing people from its voting rolls, saying the procedure did not run afoul of federal voter protections.

The United States placed five Russian companies and three individuals on its sanctions blacklist Monday for allegedly supporting the FSB intelligence agency’s hacking operations, including a firm involved in subsea operations.

Officials on Hawaii’s Big Island are letting some people back into their homes and scaling down emergency operations as lava flows into the ocean on a path that isn’t threatening new areas.

Britain has urged the UAE not to press ahead with an assault on Yemen’s main port following UN warnings that the attack could leave hundreds of thousands dead in a country already on the brink of famine.

Some of Africa’s oldest and biggest baobab trees — a few dating all the way back to the ancient Greeks — have abruptly died, wholly or in part, in the past decade, researchers said Monday.

The United States is due to open a new embassy in Taiwan on Tuesday, but plans to send a junior minister to avoid igniting a diplomatic row with China.

BBC

The US attorney general has ruled that victims of domestic abuse and gang violence should no longer generally qualify for asylum in the US.

Escalating violence in Cameroon has led to armed separatists and security forces attacking and torturing people in the country’s Anglophone regions, according to a new report by Amnesty International.

French President Emmanuel Macron has accused the Italian government of “cynicism and irresponsibility” for refusing to let a stranded rescue ship packed with migrants dock in Italy.

Six German states have been told to pull some 73,000 eggs from sale after residue was detected from an insecticide called fipronil.

The women in a village near Barcelona have voted to go topless in public swimming pools, scrapping a local ban.

WND

Google plans to add words such as “gun-grips” and “scopes and sights” to its list of prohibited AdWords later this month. Other words are “stocks,” “conversion kits,” and “tripods and bipods”. YouTube, which is owned by Google’s parent company, already has been banned all gun demonstration videos.

Customers at a McDonald’s restaurant in Australia have taken to social media to complain about strict bathroom policies that have caused “accidents”. In order to use the bathroom at the fast-food restaurant in Maroochydore, Queensland, customers claim they have to first place their order and use the code on the bottom of the receipt to get access to the toilet – a system in place at multiple McDonald’s restaurants in the UK.

NASA estimates that the total value of asteroids out there could be up to $700 quintillion – equivalent to £75 billion each for us here on Earth.

As many jurisdictions move to implement a $15-an-hour minimum wage, a new study is out showing that higher minimum wages have increased poverty in poor neighborhoods. “The clear evidence here is that the minimum wage doesn’t deliver long-run gains and welfare doesn’t deliver long-run gains,” said David Neumark said, the director of the Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute at the university.


News – 6/12/2018

Major research reveals CRISPR gene-editing could increase cancer risk in cells

“When we looked at this further, we found that cutting the genome with CRISPR-Cas9 induced the activation of a protein known as p53, which acts like a cell’s alarm system, signaling that DNA is damaged, and opens the cellular ‘first aid kit’ that repairs damage to the DNA,” explains Emma Haapaniemi, first author on the Karolinska study. “The triggering of this system makes editing much more difficult.” The problem this research raises is that an absence pf p53 in cells may on one hand result in the CRISPR process being more effective, but it also makes a cell much more likely to become cancerous.

Opportunity fights for life amidst a giant Martian dust storm

NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover has gone into minimal operating mode as it rides out a giant dust storm that is blotting out the Sun. The storm, which is much worse than originally thought, is preventing the solar panels from recharging the veteran probe’s batteries, but mission control have said that NASA engineers received a signal from Opportunity on Sunday morning. One of Mars’ more unusual characteristics is its tendency to generate dust storms of incredible size. When NASA’s Mariner 9 orbiter arrived at Mars in 1971, there was a storm so great that it engulfed the entire planet and left the surface blotted out for two months. This fact is not only of scientific interest, it also has an impact of present and future missions to the Red Planet.

North Korea recommits to ‘complete denuclearization,’ Trump offers ‘security guarantees’ at extraordinary summit

Both leaders expressed optimism throughout roughly five hours of talks, with Trump thanking Kim afterward “for taking the first bold step toward a bright new future for his people.” Kim, for his part, said the leaders had “decided to leave the past behind” and promised: “The world will see a major change.”

Arab Media: For First Time, Iran Admits Connection to 9/11

An Iranian official recently admitted on state television that his government helped the majority Saudi terrorists on their way to commit the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. This Iranian role in helping Sunni al-Qaeda commit the most heinous terrorist attack in US history was long-suspected by the American government but, until now, was never confirmed.

Small Business Euphoric About Trump As Optimism Soars To 34 Year High

The May Small Business Optimism Index increased to the second highest level in the NFIB survey’s 45-year history, rising to 107.8 from 104.8, the highest level in 34 years,…

Bill Clinton: Norms of ‘What You Can Do to Someone Against Their Will’ Have Changed

The former president’s comments are shocking, and particularly tone-deaf in the era of #MeToo. President Bill Clinton’s new interview with PBS NewsHour, which aired last week, featured some shocking, and strikingly tone-deaf, comments from the former president about sexual harassment and assault, including his opinion that “what you can do to someone against their will” has changed. (Video)

Singapore, Astana and St Petersburg All Mean the Same Thing: A New World Order Is Coming

Ahead of the crucial Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Qingdao this coming weekend, three other recent events have offered clues on how the new world order is coming about.

Trump Wants Belligerent Palestinian Negotiator Booted

The Palestinian Authority’s long-time chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, has made a career of sticking to his movement’s hard-line demands, and of publicly rejecting all Israeli claims, be they legal, historical or religious. And US President Donald Trump’s had enough of him.

Voters win in Supremes’ election decision

Dissenters based opposition on ’emotional thinking with no basis in facts or logic’. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday affirmed the constitutionality of an Ohio law that removes people from voters rolls after six years if they do not vote during that time or respond to state efforts to verify their residence in the state.

Agenda 21: The Plan to Depopulate 95% of the World by 2030 is Already Underway

…The United Nations looks for to co-opt, by means of specific federal governments, and eventually, a “one world federal government,” independently held land under auspices of guaranteeing its “sustainability.”

Why Putin and Trump Will Align Against the NWO

…the EU and the G7 are aligning against America in the same fashion that they have already conspired against Russia by kicking them out of the G8 and changing their name to the G7. This organization, which is a tool of the New World Order crowd, has devised and implemented, through their friends at the UN, a devastating Muslim immigration problem designed to destroy France, Italy, Germany and other first-world nations whose leaders will not police their borders under the threat of George Soros. Much of Europe is destroyed  and now the G7 is trying to ensnare both Russia and the United States in the same trap.

In China, ‘Social Credit’ System Forces Citizens Into Submission To The State
When your personal data turns bad, whether real or imagined, China will basically ex-communicate you from the good life, and they have already done this to tens of millions of detractors. This is as effective as Tiananmen Square slaughter, but was implemented slowly so people never had a clue what was happening to them. Now, they are trapped, shunned, penalized and in some cases, destitute.

PM Netanyahu just made the Iranian government and their people an offer they can’t refuse
…Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu released a video Sunday in which made an “unprecedented offer” to the Iranian people to help solve Iran’s water crisis by creating a Farsi website with detailed plans on Israeli water conservation technologies and strategies.

Despite the massive rise in crime, sexual assault and murder, German leftist political leaders want totally open borders and legal escape routes for Muslim refugees

Die Linke, a German far-left party called on congress for open borders and legal escape routes for refugees, DW news reports.

In Guatemala, woman searches for 50 relatives buried by volcano Eufemia Garcia watched in horror as Guatemala’s Fuego volcano sent scalding ash and gas surging over her home a week ago, burying her children and grandson among 50 of her extended family. She has been searching for their remains ever since.

Politician Shot Dead After Promising To Fight Violent Crime

A candidate running for a seat in the Mexican Chamber of Deputies was shot dead just minutes after taking part in an electoral debate.

Columbia and Yale scientists just found the spiritual part of our brains

Scientists seek to quantify everything—even the ineffable. And so the human search for meaning recently took a physical turn as Columbia and Yale University researchers isolated the place in our brains that processes spiritual experiences.

Ramadan Rage: Jihadists Have Killed, Injured 1,365 with One Week to Go

Islamic terrorists have killed 605 people and maimed an additional 760 so far during the ongoing holiest month for Muslims, Ramadan, a Breitbart News count shows.

Obama Holding Secret Closed-Door Meetings In Washington To Groom 2020 ‘Trump Killer’ Democrat Candidates
EDITOR’S NOTE: Former 2-time president Barack Obama is holding court, but not publicly. From his compound located deep in the heart of the World Wildlife Fund building in Washington’s elite West End district, Obama has officially started grooming candidates he thinks will be a ‘Trump Killer’ in the 2020 elections. To date, Obama has refused to comment on any of these meetings or even acknowledge they are even taking place. On another front, Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal with Netflix to make social justice propaganda ‘documentaries’ through their nascent Higher Ground production company. The Obama shadow government is in place and fully functioning.


Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“Sometimes it is said that man can not be trusted with government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?” —Thomas Jefferson (1801)

In Today’s Edition

  • Trump’s real strategy with North Korea is beyond the Leftmedia’s framing.
  • Rainbow Mafia tolerance is on display again for “Pride Month.”
  • American leadership is still needed on the world stage.
  • Bill Maher joins Democrats in hoping for recession to hurt Trump.
  • Dangerous people are teaching your kids.
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

Trump’s Real NoKo Strategy

His goal is to bring about a denuclearized North Korea. Everything else is secondary.

American Leadership Is Still Necessary in the World

But it’s also clear that the world’s elitists reject that leadership under Donald Trump.

Rainbow Mafia to Christians: ‘Shut Up’

Two episodes of gross intolerance illustrate the real agenda of “Pride Month.”

Bill Maher Hopes for a Recession

He believes that democracy is dying under Trump. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Video: Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids

They are indoctrinating young minds throughout the West with their resentment-ridden ideology.

Tuesday Short Cuts

“We’re at the point where it’s more acceptable to curse the president at an awards show than to insult murderous MS-13 gang members.” —@hale_razor

Tuesday Top Headlines

Trump-Kim summit, asylum change, credit and guns, Supreme Court, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Gary Bauer

Trump Makes History in Singapore

Hans von Spakovsky

Supreme Court Gives States the Green Light to Clean Up Voter Rolls

Rich Lowry

Trudeau Is Annoying, Not an Adversary

Dennis Prager

Miss America: The Latest Institution Destroyed by the Left

Todd Starnes

Christian Teacher Forced Out Over School’s Transgender Policy


Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon

ApostasyWatch Daily News

Jim Baumgaertel – The Evangelical Subculture

Dr. David Jeremiah endorses Jesus Calling

Gay Christians ‘being forced out’ by evangelical churches

Library System Hosting ‘Over-the-Top’ Story Hour With Men, Women ‘Strutting Their Stuff’ in Drag


Headlines – 6/12/2018

Report: Netanyahu, White House Working to Drive Wedge Between Palestinians and Gulf States

Palestinians will never accept a Jewish State, PM Netanyahu

Expert: Palestine fails international law test for statehood at ICC

Iran’s Khamenei wants referendum to solve Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Israel to raze structures built on private Palestinian land in West Bank outpost

Netanyahu welcomes decision to deduct fires damages compensation from PA funds

Israel holds joint air force exercise with Greece

Netanyahu and UAE Reportedly Held Secret Meeting in Cyprus to Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal

A new Middle East in sight? Just maybe – The tide may be turning against Iran in the Middle East

German politicians want Iran-regime center ousted due to antisemitism

Lebanese PM tells Iran off for interfering in internal affairs

UN Fears for 2.5 Million Civilians in Syria’s Rebel-held Idlib as Bloodbath Worsens

Erdogan: Turkey will drain ‘terror swamp’ in Iraq’s Qandil

12 dead, 31 wounded in Kabul suicide attack

Saudi Arabia denounces deadly suicide attack in Kabul

UN scrambles to avert coalition attack on key Yemen port

Heavy Fighting on Yemen’s West Coast Kills Hundreds

The Trump-Kim summit is overshadowing a big moment for Taiwan

Mattis says ‘all’s quiet,’ militarily, in NK

For world, Trump-Kim summit raises cautious hope for peace

Selfies, Cheers Greet Kim in Singapore

Excitement high, expectations lower as Trump and Kim set to meet

‘Don’t expect too much’: Rodman plays down Kim Trump breakthrough

Weeping Dennis Rodman praises Trump’s meeting with friend Kim Jong Un, blasts Obama for ignoring him

Trump tells Kim a “terrific relationship” beckons as summit begins

The Handshake: Trump, Kim Jong Un Meet, Greet

Trump, Kim confident but body language reveals nerves at first meeting

Trump and Kim to ditch diplomats, square off in historic one on one summit

Trump and Kim to meet one-on-one, risking he-said/he-said scenario

Bloomberg: Kim set a deadline for ending summit, prompting earlier exit by Trump

Trump, Kim sign ‘comprehensive’ joint document as historic summit nears end

Trump says summit is ‘very, very good,’ Kim calls it prelude to peace

Trump: North Korea denuclearization process will be starting ‘very quickly’

Kim declares ‘world will see a major change’

‘We’ve formed a special bond,’ Trump says at signing with Kim Jong Un

Trump says he ‘absolutely’ would invite Kim to White House

Steyn: Trump-Kim Summit ‘Completely The Opposite’ to How Previous Western Leaders Operated

How Nikki Haley brought Trump’s maximum pressure campaign down on North Korea at UN Security Council

Trump’s North Korea bargaining chips: What is president prepared to offer?

Trump urges to push North Korea to end slavery at Singapore summit

U.S. won’t bring up North Korea’s human rights issues at Singapore summit

North Korea ‘continues to invest’ in Nazi-style prison camps

Netanyahu: If you stand with Trump on North Korea, oppose a nuclear Iran

Pompeo says Trump can offer North Korea security assurances unlike any in the past

Kim Jong-un ‘takes portable toilet to Singapore summit to stop his stools being spied on’

North Korean state media breaks with tradition in its coverage of Trump-Kim summit

Fox News host apologizes for calling Trump and Kim ‘two dictators’

CNN Analysis: Trump’s new world order

George Soros: Trump Is ‘willing to destroy the world’

U.S. stocks rise ahead of North Korea summit, despite Trump’s G7 fireworks

Clouds over global economy have darkened since G7 summit, says IMF’s Lagarde

Ireland Tells EU It Won’t Accept a Brexit Border, PM Says

Italy never should have joined the euro, and the ECB can’t rescue it from its next crisis

Venezuela’s hyperinflation at new dizzying high

U.S. sanctions Russians over military, intelligence hacking

Email confirms White House chief of staff was previous victim of hacking

Murky U.S. drone-strike policy threatens to backfire as other nations acquire technology

United Airlines flight diverted after bomb threat found on board

Inside Obama’s secret meetings with 2020 contenders

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Kushima, Japan

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Isangel, Vanuatu

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Kirakira, Solomon Islands

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 24,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Two new explosions rock Hawaii’s Kilauea summit, more shelters in progress

Category 3 Hurricane Bud threatens Mexico, Southwest U.S.

Hurricane forecasters watching another wave of storms stirring in the Caribbean

Colorado wildfire doubles in size, thousands evacuated

Colorado Blaze Continues to Grow; Entire San Juan National Forest to Close

Israel to top up Sea of Galilee after years of drought

G6 leaders break with Trump, move forward on climate action

Tom Skilling, Bill Foster and others lament ‘historic blunder’ of U.S. withdrawal from climate accord

Gene-Editing Startups Downplay Potential of Cancer Side Effect

Polio Returns to Venezuela As Economic Crisis Cripples Healthcare System

Beirut Pride Was Forcibly Canceled. Lebanon’s LGBTQ Community Remains Undeterred.

All the inspiring ways that celebrities are celebrating Pride Month 2018

Twitter CEO responds to backlash after eating at Chick-fil-A during Pride Month

Backlash after Bill Clinton notes changing ‘norms’ about ‘what you can do to somebody against their will’

PEACE AND SAFETY? Trump-Kim shake hands, commit to ‘complete denuclearization’

Posted: 12 Jun 2018 06:42 AM PDT

PEACE AND SAFETY? Trump-Kim shake hands, commit to ‘complete denuclearization’Clasping hands and forecasting future peace, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un committed Tuesday to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula during the first meeting in history between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader. Yet as Trump toasted the summit’s results, he faced mounting questions about whether he got too little and gave away too much —

including an agreement to halt U.S. military exercises with treaty ally South Korea.  Meeting with staged ceremony on a Singapore island, Trump and Kim came together for a summit that seemed unthinkable months ago when the two nations traded nuclear threats. The gathering of the two unpredictable leaders marked a striking gamble by the American president to grant Kim long-sought recognition on the world stage in hopes of ending the North’s nuclear program. READ MORE

Kilauea crater almost doubles in size as eruption devastates

Posted: 12 Jun 2018 06:32 AM PDT

Kilauea crater almost doubles in size as eruption devastatesThe crater of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has nearly doubled in size within the last month as its eruption shows no sign of slowing. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is monitoring activity as scientists try to work out what will happen next – so what is going on at the Halema’uma’u crater?  The scientific agency said:

“Magma in the summit magma chamber has drained over the past month due to the Lower East Rift Zone eruption, causing much of the floor and rim of Halema’uma’u to drop or collapse. “These changes have resulted in a much deeper crater, with rubble covering the floor.” The deepest part of the crater is now 280m, which reaches below the previous crater floor. CONTINUE

Are you parenting with eternity in mind?

Posted: 12 Jun 2018 06:16 AM PDT

Are you parenting with eternity in mind?(By Jennie Cunnion) I can’t think of a better place to for us to start our conversation about the significant role we play in our children’s lives than with Deuteronomy 6:4–7. If we want to know what God has called us to do, we can find the answer here. This is one of the linchpin scriptures of the whole Bible—a scripture that, according to Jesus, is the summation of all the law and all the prophets. And it holds great guidance for us as parents.

In this passage we find Moses instructing the Israelite people on what to do with the Ten Commandments he’s just given them. He says: Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. (Deuteronomy 6:4–7 NIV) CONTINUE

Mysterious object spotted over Washington St raises questions

Posted: 12 Jun 2018 06:08 AM PDT

Mysterious object spotted over Washington St raises questionsA mysterious object was spotted by a local photographer over the skies of Whibey Island early Sunday morning, leading to lots of speculation and questions, but no solid answers.  Greg Johnson of Skunk Bay Weather was looking through the pictures snapped by a weather camera on the Kitsap Peninsula when he spotted a photo with a mysterious object.

The picture – snapped at 3:56 a.m. Sunday by a high-quality, 20-second exposure camera – shows a bright orange streak in the early morning sky over Whidbey Island. Johnson told Q13 News he was hesitant to release the photo. Mostly, because it appears to be a missile launched from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. CONTINUE

Turkey President Anticipates ‘War Between Cross and Crescent’ Over Austrian Mosque Closures

Posted: 12 Jun 2018 05:54 AM PDT

Turkey President Anticipates ‘War Between Cross and Crescent’ Over Austrian Mosque ClosuresTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned of a possible “war” between Christianity and Islam after the right-wing Austrian government announced it would shut down seven foreign-funded mosques and could expel dozens of Turkish Muslim imams in its crackdown on political Islam. Responding to the recent news, Erdogan called the Austrian government’s vow to shut down the

mosques and expel 60 imams on grounds that they violated a 2015 guideline banning foreign funding of religious institutions as “anti-Islamic.” According to Germany’s public international broadcasting outlet Deutsche Welle, Erdogan gave a speech Saturday in Istanbul and commented on the announcement made the day before by conservative Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz. READ MORE

Flash floods strike Guadalajara, Mexico leaving some areas under 13 feet of water

Posted: 12 Jun 2018 05:51 AM PDT

Flash floods strike Guadalajara, Mexico leaving some areas under 13 feet of waterA strong storm struck Guadalajara, Jalisco, yesterday producing flash flooding that affected several parts of the city, including the light rail system from which scores of people had to be rescued.  Water up to four meters deep flooded the Dermatológico station on line 1 and trapped about 40 people inside the carriages of a stationary train. Civil Protection personnel, firefighters and local residents all contributed to the rescue efforts.

In a video that was live-streamed on Facebook by one stranded passenger, people could be seen waist-deep in water and a distressed baby can be heard crying. In another video, passengers were attempting to swim to safety. Authorities said that none of the affected passengers was injured but one person who showed signs of hypothermia received medical treatment. READ MORE

DEVELOPING: Major Category 4 Hurricane targets Mexico… ..

Posted: 12 Jun 2018 05:40 AM PDT

DEVELOPING: Major Category 4 Hurricane targets Mexico… ..Major Hurricane Bud continues to strengthen and will threaten western Mexico with flooding rainfall this week.  Bud became the second major hurricane of the season in the East Pacific basin on Monday morning, less than a week since former Hurricane Aletta passed over similar areas. Bud will track toward the north-northwest the next several days, keeping the powerful tropical system off the coast of Mexico.

However, it will track close enough to bring heavy rainfall to parts of the country. “Bud is moving within an environment of low wind shear, moist air and warm ocean water,” said AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski. These conditions allowed Bud to reach Category 4 strength on Tuesday morning with sustained winds of 130 mph (209 kp/h). Bud is expected to begin weakening later Tuesday into Tuesday night. READ MORE

Salmonella Outbreak From Melons Expands to Recalls in Eight States

Posted: 11 Jun 2018 05:27 PM PDT

Salmonella Outbreak From Melons Expands to Recalls in Eight StatesThe head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Sunday urged residents of eight U.S. states to check for recalled pre-cut melon that is linked to an outbreak of Salmonella.  The FDA and U.S. Centers for Disease Control are investigating an outbreak linked to 60 illnesses and at least 31 hospitalizations in five states. No deaths have been reported and the agencies urged residents in the eight states to throw out any melon that may have been recalled.

On Friday, Caito Foods LLC, a unit of SpartanNash Co, recalled fresh-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit products containing one of those melons produced at a Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis. The recalled products were distributed to Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio and sold in clear, plastic containers at stores including Costco Wholesale Corp, Kroger Co, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart Inc, and Whole Foods, a unit of Amazon.com Inc.  READ MORE

Lava boils away largest lake on Big Island in 90 mins!

Posted: 11 Jun 2018 05:02 PM PDT

Lava boils away largest lake on Big Island in 90 mins!Green Lake, the largest freshwater lake on Hawaii’s Big Island, has completely disappeared, another victim of the Kilauea volcano, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  Lava from Fissure 8 begin pouring into the lake on June 2, turning it into a roiling cauldron. A thick, white plume of water vapor billowed hundreds of feet over the lake. It took only an hour and half for the molten rock to evaporate the entire body of water, which was about 200 feet deep.

SFGATE Hawaii correspondent Jeannie Cooper wrote about Green Lake, located near the intersection of highways 132 and 137, in 2012:  “Just outside the gates was the Kapoho Farm Stand, where a woman universally known as Smiley sells papayas, bananas and, for $5, admission to Green Lake, a deep freshwater pool in a crater atop Green Mountain (Pu’u Kapoho). Local legend has it that Jacques Cousteau tried to plumb its depths in a submarine and gave up trying.” READ MORE

The Protective Power of the Blood of Jesus

Posted: 11 Jun 2018 01:40 PM PDT

The Protective Power of the Blood of JesusIn this message, you will discover how remaining under the “Blood of Jesus” brings supernatural protection and power!

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes Hawaii as Kilauea continues to reel

Posted: 11 Jun 2018 01:13 PM PDT

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes Hawaii as Kilauea continues to reelBig Island’s Kilauea volcano is showing no sign of a drop in seismic activity, as it was rocked by another earthquake today. Shaking the summit with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4, the experts at USGS have warned residents to expect ash fall.  There have been thousands of earthquakes in the

month since Kilauea began erupting, with 505 measured by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory in the past 24 hours alone. Today’s earthquake occurred at 4:45 am local time (3:45 pm BST) and was associated with an explosive eruption at the summit. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has said there is no risk of a tsunami following the earthquake, as it was too small to trigger any activity. READ MORE

Polio Makes Comeback in Venezuela After Decades

Posted: 11 Jun 2018 11:08 AM PDT

Polio Makes Comeback in Venezuela After DecadesPolio has been reported in Venezuela, a crisis-wracked country where the disease had been eradicated decades ago, the Pan-American Health Organization reports.  Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a crippling childhood disease caused by the poliovirus, and preventable through immunization. Doctor Jose Felix Oletta, a former Minister of Health, told AFP that the last case of acute poliomyelitis in Venezuela was reported in 1989.

“The virus especially affects people in conditions of malnutrition and unvaccinated,” Oletta said. Oletta slammed health authorities in President Nicolas Maduro’s government for taking more than a month to notify the PAHO that it had identified the virus. International health regulations require it to do so within 24 hours. READ MORE

Why the church needs more mentors

Posted: 11 Jun 2018 11:01 AM PDT

Why the church needs more mentors(By Thomas Christianson) I recently noticed something new as I read through the scriptures again.  It came about because I was thinking about the need we have at my church to develop more leaders. The leaders we have are straight incredible. And like most churches, we need more of them. We’re launching more services and more campuses, thanks to some truly incredible growth recently – which we fully understand is a work of God, and which we need to work hard to care for properly. As I was working to develop

strategies and programs to find and develop more incredible leaders, I was reading through the early part of the First Testament – From the Pentateuch, to Joshua to Judges, Ruth, then Samuel and Kings. I noticed a trend: that developing leaders made a huge difference in the lasting legacy of a leader. One particular case in point grabbed my attention: Moses to Joshua, and Joshua’s subsequent (though a number of years later) passing. READ MORE

DAYS OF LOT: Drag Queen Children TV Shows Coming to America

Posted: 11 Jun 2018 10:53 AM PDT

DAYS OF LOT: Drag Queen Children TV Shows Coming to AmericaAt least two new animated television shows about drag queens, one featuring children characters, are set to debut in America, drawing high concern from conservative commentators.  World of Wonder released a trailer in May about “Drag Tots!,” a show about toddler drag queens coming June 28th, featuring transgender model RuPaul.  “In a world on the brink of chaos, where fear is the rule of the land, the voices of a generation have banded together to give our planet what it needs…BABY

DRAG QUEENS!” proclaims a preview on YouTube.  On May 31, Netflix announced the animated “Super Drags,” with a teaser preview that is yet to be given a release date stating:”By night, they tighten up their corsets and transform into the baddest SUPER DRAGS in town, ready to combat shade and rescue the world’s glitter from the evil villains. Get ready, because the SUPER DRAGS are going deeper than you think.” READ MORE

7 Biblical Truths to Overcome Fear of the End Times

Posted: 11 Jun 2018 10:47 AM PDT

7 Biblical Truths to Overcome Fear of the End Times(By Cody Archer) Do the words “anti-Christ,” “mark of the beast,” “bowls of wrath,” “wars,” “famines,” stir up fearful emotions in you? If so, you are not alone. Wrong beliefs and illiteracy on these subjects can produce anxiety and confusion about the future. When this happens, our tendency is to avoid the subject entirely. From Genesis to Revelation there are 150 chapters where the primary focus is on the

events surrounding end times’ prophecy. God purposely gave us an ample amount of information about the last days so that we would be both assured of His ultimate victory (John 16:33) and of His commitment in helping us be overcomers (Rev 12:11). These seven truths will help you stand with inner peace concerning the coming days of difficulty. CONTINUE


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June 11, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore could “work out very nicely” as officials from both countries sought to narrow differences on how to end a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula.

Cuba said on Sunday it remained baffled by health issues affecting U.S. diplomats, after the U.S. State Department reported two Cuba-based functionaries had symptoms similar to previous cases that began in late 2016.

Nearly 1,800 immigrant families were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border from October 2016 through February of this year, according to a senior government official, as President Donald Trump implemented stricter border enforcement policies.

The United States on Monday called on clashing factions in Yemen to work with the United Nations to end the more than three-year-old conflict that has pitted Iran-aligned Houthis against other Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition.

Spain offered on Monday to take in a rescue ship that is drifting in the Mediterranean Sea with 629 migrants stranded on board after Italy and Malta refused to let it dock.

Britain’s Rolls-Royce said a costly compressor problem that had grounded Boeing planes had now been found in a different type of engine, compounding pressures on a group that is due to cut more than 4,000 jobs this week.

A suicide bomber killed 13 people and wounded more 25 during rush hour on Monday at the entrance to Afghanistan’s rural rehabilitation and development ministry in Kabul as workers were leaving for home, government spokesmen said.

Oil prices fell on Monday, pulled down by rising Russian production and the highest U.S. drilling activity in more than three years. Benchmark Brent crude LCOc1 was down 65 cents at $75.81 a barrel by 1330 GMT. U.S. light crude CLc1 fell 60 cents to $65.14.

AP Top Stories

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that G7 leaders had agreed on the wording of a common statement at their ongoing summit which would include a commitment to a “rules-based” trade framework.

Pope Francis met with oil and gas executives and investors in a closed-door session at the Vatican on Saturday to sound the alarm on fossil fuels’ dire threat to humanity and urgently call for greater efforts to develop alternative energy.

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of three Chilean bishops following sex abuse scandals, including Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, the city at the epicenter of the uproar.

More than 920,000 people were displaced inside Syria during the first four months of 2018, the highest level in the seven-year conflict, the United Nations said Monday.

A Sikh Coldstream Guards soldier became the first to wear a turban during the Royal Horseguards ceremony Saturday – a move he said he hopes will be a “new change in history.”

China has warned its citizens in Vietnam after protesters clashed with police over a government plan to create new economic zones for foreign investment that has fueled anti-Chinese sentiment in the country.

A plan to diversify New York City’s most elite public high schools is drawing fire from the minority group that has come to dominate the schools in recent years: Asian-Americans.

The only way to get the result America wants in negotiations with North Korea is to get a nuclear force in place in South Korea and trade it away in exchange for the North’s nuclear arsenal. The United States made a terrible mistake to pull its nuclear weapons out of South Korea in 1991, but today it has a chance to rectify that error.

Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview published Sunday that the West is fueling the devastating war in his country, now in its eighth year, with the aim of toppling him.

n Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip destroyed a Hamas tunnel giving frogmen unseen access to the sea from their base, the Israeli army said Sunday.

An Israeli aircraft fired a warning shot Saturday to deter a group of Gazans preparing to fly a balloon fitted with explosives over the border, in the first such case, the army said.

Thousands of people took to the streets to support LGBT rights in cities across Europe on Saturday, with marchers waving rainbow flags and condemning discrimination in all its forms.

BBC

Summit, the US’s new supercomputer, is more than twice as powerful as the current world leader. The machine can process 200,000 trillion calculations per second – or 200 petaflops. China’s Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer, until now the world’s most powerful machine, has a processing power of 93 petaflops.

Nigerian authorities say they have rescued nine young girls and one boy who were being trafficked to Moscow.

A US Special Forces soldier has been killed in an attack by suspected al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia, officials say.

A fire has been brought under control at Iraq’s biggest ballot paper storage depot days after an election recount was ordered.

WND

New scientific research has set out to identify how spiritual experiences are processed by the brain and identified where that occurs, concluding neither God nor religion is necessary.

Barack Obama has in recent months met with at least nine prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Deval Patrick, pulling them in for one-on-one sessions at his Washington office.

Loneliness may double a person’s risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, research has found.


News – 6/11/2018

Erdogan Predicts ‘War Between the Cross and Crescent’ over Austria Mosque Closures
Erdogan attacked Austria’s impending closure of mosques and consequent expulsion of Turkish-funded imams, saying the move is anti-Islamic while promising a response. “These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world towards a war between the cross and the crescent,” Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul.

Keith Ellison & Ilhan Omar: Clear And Present Dangers
Minnesota has two CAIR candidates running for office without being labeled as such by our supine, Regressive Left media who have actively enabled their rise and continued political survival. And here we are.

Winds fanning wildfires won’t die down until Tuesday:
Gusting winds driving the flames of a largely uncontrolled wildfire are expected to keep fanning the blaze through an 11th day on Monday on the bone-dry hills of southwest Colorado, where more than 2,000 homes have already been evacuated.

Kurz vows Vienna to support Israel security needs in ‘tough neighborhood’
Israel’s neighbors are not like Austria’s – Liechtenstein and Switzerland – and for that reason Vienna will try to raise the awareness of Israel’s security concerns inside the European Union, visiting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Monday after meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Kurz, who is in a coalition government with the far-right Freedom Party which has a history of antisemitism and with whom Israel refuses to engage, said, “I can assure you that Austria will fight with determination against antisemitism in Europe,” both the old and new forms of antisemitism.

Giuliani to Israeli Bereaved Families: “Europeans Unable to Defend Against Terror”
“Why should we look at … Europe that is a failure,” Giuliani said. “They can’t even defend themselves. They are frightened. France is frightened of terrorists. We’re not frightened of anyone, not just because we’re strong but because we’re right, and we’re decent, and we love people. And in order to love people and accomplish it you have to have courage. Cowards can’t protect people.” Giuliani continued his speech by praising the current US President.

IDF Reservists Called Up as Border Tensions Mount
The Israel Defense Forces called up thousands of ‎reservists on Sunday as part of a surprise exercise in ‎the Golan Heights on Israel’s border with Syria.‎ The drill is expected to last several days and will ‎include heavy security vehicle traffic in the area. ‎

Trump Top Advisors Lash Out At “Double-Crossing” Trudeau: “Special Place In Hell” For Him
Peter Navarro, the White House National Trade Council director, exclaimed that there is a “special place in hell” for any leader who engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Trump, slamming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his remarks on trade.

Beware Hawaii-FEMA Barges Are the Newest Form of FEMA Camps
FEMA has essentially told America that we are on our own when it comes to a disaster. Then why is FEMA using barges to imprison people after pretending to rescue them?

BOMBSHELL: “Consensus” theory of evolution of the species falls apart; new mitochondrial DNA study reveals NO animal species more than 200,000 years old
A surprising new study is casting serious doubt on the popular theory that modern animals are the result of millions of years of evolution. After looking at the mitochondrial DNA of thousands of animal species, including humans, researchers reached the stunning conclusion that nearly every species dates back just 100,000 to 200,000 years.

Hurricane Bud to strengthen, threaten Mexico with flooding as Aletta weakens
On the heels of Aletta, the first hurricane of the East Pacific hurricane season, Hurricane Bud has developed and will threaten western Mexico with flooding rainfall this week.

Officials order new evacuations as Colorado wildfires rage on
As wildfires continue to roar through southwestern Colorado, authorities announced more evacuations on Saturday.

Superbug infections rising among injection drug users
One type of superbug bacteria is increasingly spreading among people who inject drugs, according to a new government report. Users of heroin and other injection drugs were 16 times more likely than other people to develop severe illnesses from MRSA, said the report published Thursday.

Flesh-eating bacteria: Vibro Vulnificus in Florida ocean hospitalizes 32, kills 10
ABC Action News has confirmed that there was a death in Sarasota County from the vibrio vulnificus bacteria. The Sarasota Health Department apologized for not reporting it sooner.

Thousands march for LGBT rights in pride parades across Europe
Thousands of people in cities across Europe marched in pride parades to support LGBT rights on Saturday.

The Government WILL Take Your Supplies: Venezuela is Seizing Cattle and Inventory

Something has been happening in Venezuela these last few days: the seizing of cattle, food, and staples from the production sites, by the so-called “authorities” that are not such. In the past years, factories such as GM and Kimberly Clark were seized by the government, and many other means of production have been taken from citizens. Then, they fell into disrepair and production stopped in many cases.

CFR admits all governments use propaganda to “control the narrative” to enslave their own populations
Speaking before an audience during an event held by the Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Stengel, a former high-level U.S. government official, head of the office for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the State Department from 2013 to 2016, and regular commentator on the fake news network MSNBC, argued that governments have a responsibility to direct propaganda  at their domestic populations and ultimately control the political narrative.

Homeschooling skyrockets as more parents get fed up with Left-wing social engineering and violence in public schools
Thanks to the incessant Left-wing counter-culture social engineering and increasing levels of violence and bullying, more American parents are pulling their kids out of failing government schools and teaching them at home.

Italy’s far right coalition refuses migrant rescue boat with 629 on board
The new Italian populist government has announced it is closing its ports to migrants from Libya, leaving more than 600 rescued migrants stuck on board a rescue ship waiting to see if Malta would instead allow the boat to dock and disembark.

Assad: UK & NWO ‘Puppets’ Behind ‘Staged Chemical Attacks’ in Syria
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lashed out at the UK, accusing Prime Minister Theresa May of leading the US, UK, and France into staging chemical attacks in Syria.

NAACP Supports Abortion Of Black Babies
Rev. Clenard Childress joins Owen Shroyer live via Skype to break down how the NAACP actually supports Planned Parenthood and the coordinated effort to mass-exterminate black babies.

Shariah judge denies Jewish links to Jerusalem
The supreme Shariah judge for the Palestinian Authority, who advises President Mahmoud Abbas on religious issues, is denying the Jewish links throughout history to the city of Jerusalem.

Turkey Condemns Austria’s ‘Racist’ Move to Close 7 Mosques… Weeks After Turkey Seized ALL Christian Churches in Historic City
The conservative Austrian government announced plans this week to shutter seven mosques and expel 60 Turkish-funded radical imams.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the country can no longer put up with ‘parallel societies.’

Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“No nation was ever ruined by trade, even seemingly the most disadvantageous.” —Benjamin Franklin and George Whaley (1774)

In Today’s Edition

  • Trump accomplishes what he meant to at the G7 summit.
  • The Left has turned “diversity” into a racket.
  • The Miss America beauty pageant is not a pageant and there are no more bikinis.
  • The science is not settled on evolution, either.
  • George Soros has a complaint: Not everyone likes what he’s doing.
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

Trump Shakes Up G7, Demands Fair ‘Reciprocal’ Trade

Trump played the G7 summit leaders the way he has played Washington’s establishment class.

The Diversity Racket

The Left’s efforts to eviscerate meritocracy in favor of “inclusion” is reaching metastatic levels.

Miss America Ditches the Bikini

It’s all part of significant changes to the multimillion-dollar organization in the age of #MeToo.

Settled Science on Evolution and History?

New research brings into question two commonly held theories on ancient timelines.

Soros Laments ‘Everything Has Gone Wrong’

Why? Because people around the world are rising up to reject his socialist, globalist worldview.

Video: Matthew Charles and Justice vs. the Law

Matthew Charles was released on parole in 2016 … and now he’s being sent back to jail.

Humor Video: Honest VBS Volunteer

“Wanna play Simon Says? Not at VBS. Here we call that Jesus Says!” John Crist is the honest VBS Leader!

Monday Short Cuts

The Gipper: “The system has not failed. Some human beings have failed the system.”

Monday Top Headlines

G7 and Korea summits, China hacks, Iran’s admission, women in college, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Charles Krauthammer
Farewell
Rich Lowry
Trump Is Not Destroying Himself
Ken Blackwell
Bold Reforms Needed to Fuel the Trump Economy
Gary Bauer
Pelosi’s Prattling
Tony Perkins
Social Media Giants ‘Friend’ Extremist SPLC

Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon

ZeroHedge Frontrunning: June 11

  • U.S.-Canada Trade Feud Escalates After Fraught G-7 Summit (Read More)
  • Stocks, euro climb as calm in Italy overshadows chaotic G7 (Read More)
  • Singapore Summit: U.S., North Korea Huddle in Last-Minute Talks (Read More)
  • Art of the Foreign-Policy Deal: Trump’s Tactics (Read More)
  • Mexico minister calls for ‘flexibility’ in reworking NAFTA (Read More)
  • Italian Markets Rally After Finance Minister Commits to Euro (Read More)
  • The Return of the Political-Risk Trade (Read More)
  • UK Data Cast Doubt Over Health of Economy (Read More)
  • Suicide bomber kills 13, including women, outside Afghan ministry (Read More)
  • Foxconn says investigating labor conditions at China factory used for Amazon (Read More)
  • Jaguar Land Rover to Move Discovery SUV Production to Slovakia (Read More)
  • China’s Xiaomi books $1 billion quarterly loss ahead of blockbuster IPO (Read More)
  • Mexico leftist’s pitch to Trump: growth, not walls to fix migration (Read More)
  • HSBC Outlines Plan to Spend $17 Billion by 2020 (Read More)
  • The Foreign Funds Making Cyprus Their Gateway to Europe (Read More)
  • China Bought Enough American Cotton Futures to Make 400 Million T-Shirts (Read More)
  • Audi CEO Is Suspect in Diesel Case, Prosecutors Say (Read More)
  • Rolls-Royce, preparing to cut thousands of jobs, says engine problem has spread (Read More)

ApostasyWatch Daily News

It’s Not Bigotry to Believe Homosexuality Is a Sin

Christian Author Lisa Bevere Urges Believers to Stop Sharing Church Abuse Stories in Public

The Evangelical Industrial Complex Comes to Dallas – 100,000 flock to D-FW mega events like Harvest America, praising God and spending millions 

Two former child brides who were forced to marry pedophile cult leader Tony Alamo tell their harrowing stories a year after his death in prison

Members of NC church known for ‘blasting’ out demons accused of bilking taxpayers

CrossFit Fires a Christian After Gay Rights Activists Demand It

Singapore churches urge prayers for peace as Trump-Kim summit nears


Headlines – 6/11/2018

Friedman in Washington for talks on Trump peace plan

Palestinian negotiator shoots back at Trump official in ongoing spat

Latvian FM: Anti-Israel resolutions don’t advance peace

Gaza’s financial crisis is sending Hamas back into the arms of Iran

No decision to ease Gaza humanitarian woes after top ministers meet

Bennett, Liberman condition Gaza humanitarian steps on Hamas freeing Israelis

Kite warfare: Fire forces evacuation of Israeli town

Eleven fires burning near Gaza said caused by incendiary kites

IDF destroyed Hamas undersea tunnel for first time in last week’s airstrikes

Explosive device neutralized near Tomb of the Patriarchs

Israeli military opens surprise exercise in the Golan

IAI develops ground-to-air robot system for border surveillance

Austrian leader visits Yad Vashem, vows to ensure ‘horrific crimes’ remembered

Hezbollah flags to fly unimpeded at London anti-Israel march

PM urges Diaspora Jews to visit Western Wall pluralistic prayer platform

Israel approves $30 million plan to counter 5-year drought

Netanyahu bypasses the Ayatollahs – offers water tech to Iranians

Netanyahu: Europeans support Israel’s demand for Iran to leave Syria

Assad says West is fueling Syria war, hoping to topple him

Assad claims Russia not running show in Syria, slams US ‘colonial’ moves

UN chief calls for investigation of Syria strikes in Idlib

Ballot box storage site catches fire in Baghdad, say officials

Fearing a second Arab Spring at their doorstep, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States are eager to help Jordan’s economy

Gulf states offer $2.5 billion to bail out cash-strapped Jordan

U.N. Pushes to Avert ‘Catastrophic’ U.A.E. Attack on Yemen Port

Aid groups in Yemen warned attack could endanger all supplies

Erdogan Predicts ‘War Between the Cross and Crescent’ over Austria Mosque Closures

Turkey’s election: Erdogan set to gain new presidential powers despite growing voter resentment

Turkey says troops already inside Iraq and ready to move on Kurdish stronghold

Kurdish party announces killing nine Iranian Revolutionary Guards

Report: Iran kills 6 terrorism suspects near Iraqi border

Meeting Rouhani, China’s Xi backs keeping nuclear deal intact

Iran’s Rohani criticizes U.S. ‘unilateralism’ over nuclear deal

Liberman says Iranian regime ‘living on borrowed time’

Iran, spurned by US, angrily watches Trump-North Korea talks

Isolated North Korean Public Mostly Unaware of Historic Trump-Kim Summit

Trump, Kim arrive in Singapore ahead of high-stakes summit

Summits are tricky: Kennedy, Nixon and Reagan learned the hard way

Trump, Kim to open summit by meeting one on one

N. Korean, US officials try narrowing differences on eve of Trump-Kim summit

Pompeo says US committed to “denuclearization of the Korean peninsula”

Christians Unite in Prayer and Fasting before North Korea Summit

Pope Francis says praying that Korea summit leads to peace

The US-North Korea summit may help decide a trade war with China: Jack Ablin

Brace for the World Economy’s Most Important Week of the Year

Trump’s willingness to walk away at the G7 and North Korea summits shows his foreign policy is working

Trump’s tweets slam Canada and Trudeau anew from Singapore

White House adviser says Canada’s Trudeau ‘stabbed us in the back’

Larry Kudlow calls Justin Trudeau’s verbal attacks ‘amateurish,’ a ‘betrayal’

Trump Trade Adviser: ‘Special Place in Hell’ for Canada’s Trudeau After G-7

Trump says US is like a ‘piggy bank that everybody is robbing’ on trade

Trump told Macron EU worse than China on trade

Merkel: EU will act against US tariffs on steel, aluminium

Germany’s Merkel calls Trump’s G7 slams ‘sobering,’ ‘depressing’

One ‘rant,’ rough talks sour G7 mood in confrontations with Trump

France on G7: ‘Fits of anger’ cannot dictate international cooperation

Putin says G-7 criticism of Russia is ‘chatter’

China, Russia Solidify Growing Eastern Bloc as Trump Rattles G-7

Under attack, billionaire George Soros plans to redouble his efforts

Brexit is even messier than critics expected. So what happens now?

New Italian economy minister vows to stay in euro, cut debt level

Venezuela’s Long Road to Ruin – Few countries have provided such a perfect example of socialist policies in practice

Revamped EU copyright law could mean the death of memes

Army prototypes new self-powering ‘Iron Man’ soldier suits

Budget cutters may doom the International Space Station

The Rich Are Planning to Leave This Wretched Planet

Earthquake felt across northern England as residents describe underground rumble and shaking homes

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Chichi-shima, Japan

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 22,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 22,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 19,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 17,000ft

Agung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 15,000ft

In Guatemala, woman searches for 50 relatives buried by volcano

Hawaii Kilauea Volcano Update: Explosions Continue to Plague Island Nearly 40 Days After Initial Eruption

Lava flow sparks Winter Weather Advisory on Big Island

Tropical Storm Bud grows off Mexico’s Pacific coast

Netanyahu boasts Israel only Mideast country that ‘welcomes gays’

After Celebrity Deaths, Suicide Hotline Calls Jump 25%

Anthony Bourdain was ‘doing really well’ before death, championed women, ‘Top Chef’ host Padma Lakshmi says

What Anthony Bourdain Said About Harvey Weinstein After Asia Argento’s Rape Allegations

Flashback: Anthony Bourdain calls Hillary Clinton’s Weinstein response ‘shameful’

An Indiana educator survived the mass shooting in Las Vegas – and then a shooting at her school

Mexican Politician Shot Dead After Promising To Fight Violent Crime

Colorado Fire Doubles in Size, Forcing the Evacuation of More Than 2,000 Homes

Posted: 11 Jun 2018 06:39 AM PDT

Colorado Fire Doubles in Size, Forcing the Evacuation of More Than 2,000 HomesA wildfire blazing in southwestern Colorado doubled in size Sunday, keeping thousands of residents away from their homes.  The so-called 416 Fire burning 10 miles north of Durango has consumed 26 square miles as of Sunday and was 10 percent contained. Fire spokesman Brian Eady told the Associated Press that the increase is the result of both the fire’s natural growth and intentional blazes

sparked by firefighters in an effort to control its movement. “It’s going to get worse before it gets better,” incident commander Todd Pechota told The Durango Herald. Another 675 homes were evacuated Sunday, bringing the total to more than 2,000 homes evacuated. Deputies are going door to door to alert residents. There have been no reports of homes being damaged by the blaze. READ MORE

Man asked to leave restaurant because of ‘large’ cross necklace

Posted: 11 Jun 2018 06:28 AM PDT

Man asked to leave restaurant because of ‘large’ cross necklaceA restaurant in Indianapolis, Ind., allegedly asked a customer to leave because of the size of the cross and necklace he was wearing.  Jerry Bond was out with his minister and some friends at Kilroy’s Bar N’ Grill last month when he said he was singled out by a bouncer who came up to him and asked him to remove his necklace or leave the restaurant.

“The bouncer comes back over, really bad attitude, [and says] ‘We’re going to ask you to either tuck your necklace, remove it or you have to leave,” Bond said to WRAL. “I’m not going to tuck my cross in because of my beliefs. I believe in wearing this cross and what it represents.” READ MORE

New York City may soon add third gender option on birth certificates

Posted: 11 Jun 2018 06:24 AM PDT

New York City may soon add  third gender option on birth certificatesThe traditional two boxes “male” or “female” on New York City birth certificates could be a thing of the past. For people born in New York City, a third gender category may soon be available.  City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who is introducing the legislation, said the third option would be a box labeled “X” and would be something adults could choose for their own birth certificates.

As the law stands now, if parents of a newborn do not want to identify the sex, they can say the sex of the child is “unknown.” But transgender adults need a letter from a doctor to change their gender on the government form. Ashton, who is a transgender man, said he wishes his parents had the “X” option when he was born. But not everyone agrees with the idea. READ MORE

A Yellow Alert Has Just Been Issued For 2 Major Volcanoes In North America

Posted: 11 Jun 2018 06:18 AM PDT

A Yellow Alert Has Just Been Issued For 2 Major Volcanoes In North AmericaMassive eruptions of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano and Guatemala’s Fuego volcano have captivated the entire world in recent days, and now it looks like even more volcanoes are starting to wake up.  In fact, yellow alerts were just issued for Mexico’s Mt. Popocatepetl and Alaska’s Great Sitkin volcano.  Mt. Popocatepetl and Great Sitkin both sit along the “Ring of Fire” that roughly encircles the perimeter of

the Pacific Ocean, and many are becoming concerned that we may be witnessing some sort of “chain reaction” as volcanoes all over the globe begin to exhibit signs of increased activity.  This even includes some unusual happenings at Yellowstone, and we will cover that near the end of this article.  But to start with, let’s take a look at the yellow alert that was just issued for Mt. Popocatepetl.  The following comes from a government website in Mexico… . In the last 24 hours, through the monitoring systems at Popocatépetl volcano, were registered 30 exhalations with emissions of steam and gas..  CONTINUE

Rise of secularization fueling violence and verbal abuse against Christian clergy

Posted: 11 Jun 2018 06:09 AM PDT

Rise of secularization fueling violence and verbal abuse against Christian clergyGrowing secularisation is leading to an increase in violence and verbal abuse against Christian clergy, experts fear. Priests told of experiences including discovering a witchcraft symbol sprayed on a church door and being followed home as academics launched a mass survey of priests to find out the scale of the problem. There are also concerns that sex abuse scandals and a growing number of female clergy is

contributing to a growth in threats and violence against priests.  Academics at Royal Holloway, University of London, are to survey around 7,000 Church of England clergy using £5,000 in funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The survey, which is to be circulated online this month, will ask clergy whether they have experienced verbal abuse, threats or physical violence in the last two years, and how often church property is damaged. READ MORE

Lava sparks winter weather advisory in Hawaii

Posted: 11 Jun 2018 06:04 AM PDT

Lava sparks winter weather advisory in HawaiiAccording to a recent report, Kilauea lava flow has prompted a winter weather advisory for Hawaii’s Big Island.

The steam from lava in the ocean goes into the atmosphere, cools down and falls back to the Island as freezing rain and fog. READ MORE

Deadly dust and lightning storms strike India, claiming another 26 lives

Posted: 11 Jun 2018 05:53 AM PDT

Deadly dust and lightning storms strike India, claiming another 26 livesTwenty-six people were killed in dust storms and lightning that struck parts of Uttar Pradesh yesterday, while two persons died on Saturday in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra. A downpour battered Mumbai, causing disruptions in rail and air traffic, and a dust storm hit the national capital and its surrounding areas that had been reeling under the scorching heat for a few days. There were

reports of rains in Punjab, Haryana and some parts of Uttar Pradesh, which had been sweating it out in sweltering conditions. As many as 26 people were killed due to dust storms and lightning strikes in Uttar Pradesh, a government spokesperson said today. Dust storms and lightning hit places in 11 districts of the state last night resulting in the death of 26 people, he said. READ MORE

Fulfilling Last-Days Prophecy? Christians, Jews Worldwide Gather for Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast

Posted: 11 Jun 2018 05:48 AM PDT

Fulfilling Last-Days Prophecy? Christians, Jews Worldwide Gather for Jerusalem Prayer BreakfastHundreds of Christians from around the world gathered in Jerusalem this week, together with Israeli Knesset members and Jewish leaders, to pray for the peace of Jerusalem at the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast.  “I think about the fact that God is joining Jews and Christians together for such an event. This is a wonder. This is such a wonder happening in our day and age,” said Sharon Daugherty, founding pastor of the Victory Christian Center.   “We are in the last days. And we recognize that God

is moving by His Holy Spirit around the world, but particularly here in Israel,” Daugherty told CBN News. This is the second year that the gathering has taken place. Knesset Member Robert Ilatov initiated the breakfast, which is co-chaired by former U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. It’s part of a global movement to encourage Jews and Christians to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. This year, representatives from 70 nations came to Jerusalem. Some noted that there were 70 nations in Israel’s 70th year. READ MORE

UPDATE: Indiana Teacher Out of a Job after Challenging the School’s Transgender Policy

Posted: 11 Jun 2018 05:45 AM PDT

UPDATE: Indiana Teacher Out of a Job after Challenging the School’s Transgender PolicyAn Indiana teacher is out of a job after refusing to follow school policy and call transgender students by their preferred names.  John Kluge says Brownsburg High School gave him the option to follow the policy, resign or be fired. So Kluge submitted a letter of resignation. “I’m being compelled to encourage students in what I believe is something that’s a dangerous lifestyle,”

he told The Indianapolis Star newspaper.  According to the Indiana Family Institute, a conservative research group, Kluge believes it’s his job to protect the well-being of his students.  “He is troubled by the research showing that individuals who adopt a gender different than their biological sex and who transition, through hormone therapy and surgery, are 20 times more likely to commit suicide,” they wrote.  READ MORE

DEVELOPING: Hurricane “Bud’ affecting southwestern Mexico, heading toward Baja California Sur

Posted: 11 Jun 2018 05:41 AM PDT

DEVELOPING: Hurricane “Bud’ affecting southwestern Mexico, heading toward Baja California SurHurricane Bud has become the second major hurricane in just over three days in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and will bring at least more peripheral impacts to parts of Mexico’s Pacific coast than its predecessor last week, Aletta. Bud’s center is currently just over 200 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, moving northwest. Infrared satellite imagery shows some outer rainbands wrapping toward

the southwest coast of Mexico, particularly Jalisco and Colima states. These outer rainbands will continue to push ashore at times through midweek. Bud is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, with isolated totals up to 10 inches, through Tuesday afternoon over portions of southwestern Mexico. This heavy rain could cause life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides in high-terrain areas. READ MORE

May 2018 was hottest May in 124 years of recording keeping for the continental US

Posted: 10 Jun 2018 02:07 PM PDT

May 2018 was hottest May in 124 years of recording keeping for the continental USMay 2018 was the hottest of any May in 124 years of recording keeping for the continental United States, eclipsing the extreme heat of that month in the 1930s during the Dust Bowl era.  The average temperature for the Lower 48 states last month was 65.41 degrees Fahrenheit, 5.21 degrees Fahrenheit above the 1901-2000 average, according to the state of the climate report released by NOAA on Wednesday.

That knocked out May 1934 for the warmest May on record. Rounding out the top five warmest Mays are 1936, 2012 and 2000.  Eight of the 12 calendar months have now notched warmth records since 1998: January (2006), March (2012), April (2006), May (2018), June (2016), September (1998), November (1999) and December (2015). Last month, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma and Virginia broke state warmth records. Another eight states from Washington to Rhode Island had their second-warmest Mays. READ MORE

Facebook Is Now Trying to Hire ‘News Credibility Specialists’ to Deal With Its Fake News Problem

Posted: 10 Jun 2018 01:00 PM PDT

Facebook Is Now Trying to Hire ‘News Credibility Specialists’ to Deal With Its Fake News ProblemYears ago, Facebook fired its Trending News team and replaced them with algorithms after a Gizmodo article featured former workers claiming the site discriminated against conservative news. Then, Facebook tried and failed to suppress hoax news sites and propaganda with a series of methods designed to avoid the ire of conservatives, like third-party fact checkers and yet more algorithms. In the meantime, its so-called “fake news” problem grew worse than ever.  Now it looks like Facebook is back to hiring staff to help it sort the problem out directly.

Per a report in Business Insider, as of Thursday, Facebook had two contract positions for “news credibility specialists” open on its job site. The jobs are based out of Menlo Park, California, where the site is headquartered, and one of them lists fluent Spanish as a requirement: “We’re seeking individuals with a passion for journalism, who believe in Facebook’s mission of making the world more connected,” one of the two listings reads. It continues: “As a member of the team, you’ll be tasked with developing a deep expertise in Facebook’s News Credibility Program. You’ll be conducting investigations against predefined policies.” READ MORE

DEVELOPING: Terrorists Near Heidi Baker’s Ministry in Mozambique

Posted: 10 Jun 2018 12:50 PM PDT

DEVELOPING: Terrorists Near Heidi Baker’s Ministry in MozambiqueEvangelists Rolland and Heidi Baker have reportedly contacted Mike Bickle and the International House of Prayer to ask believers for worldwide prayer for what they are calling a “great crisis” in their Iris Global ministry in Africa, according to a post on Facebook.  The prayer request was posted by the Global Prayer Room & Revival Center – New York City and claims to be released from Mike Bickle and the International House of Prayer. The release was not available on Mike Bickle’s official Facebook

page, but was posted by the official IHOPKC Twitter account, giving the claims credibility. Two other users on Twitter reposted the same or similar information prior to the official IHOPKC post, verifying the prayer request’s authenticity. A video from Baker herself was reportedly circulating Saturday but has since been removed from Facebook. In the post, Bickle says Heidi Baker has told him that terrorists are attacking her area and “beheading people and burning villages” in Pemba, Mozambique. Baker asked that IHOP spread the word to “urgently” pray for the people of the Pemba area as well as Iris Global, as terrorists are attacking villages in the Pemba area and “numerous” people have been killed in the last few days. READ MORE

Freak storm strikes Britain producing Large Hail, Snowstorms and Fiery Lightning

Posted: 10 Jun 2018 12:44 PM PDT

Freak storm strikes Britain producing Large Hail, Snowstorms and Fiery LightningBritain has been hit by a freak weather storm this weekend, with parts of the country experiencing snowstorms, lightning fireballs and flash flooding in the space of just a few hours yesterday.  A freak weather storm hit Britain yesterday, disrupting the summer heatwave that has swept across the country over the last week. Scotland bared the brunt of the bizarre weather pattern, with the region

stunned by snowstorms, huge hail and lightning explosions. In one of the worst weather-related incidents yesterday, a family house in Lenzie suffered an unusual lightning fireball, which set their home ablaze. A lightning bolt struck the family home in East Dunbartonshire, which quickly erupted in flames, forcing the family to flee in terror. READ MORE

Yellowstone Geyser Erupts for Eighth Time in Three Months, Stumping Scientists

Posted: 10 Jun 2018 12:37 PM PDT

Yellowstone Geyser Erupts for Eighth Time in Three Months, Stumping ScientistsYellowstone’s Steamboat Geyser, the largest in the world, has now erupted eight times in less than three months, in a geological puzzle that has fascinated scientists working at the site.  The most recent Steamboat eruption occurred Monday just after 9 a.m. “It was unbelievable,” Jamie Farrell, a geologist at the University of Utah who happened to be at the geyser during the eruption, told Newsweek. He’s

seen plenty of other geysers go off—but not Steamboat, which is capable of the largest eruptions of all currently active geysers. “The first thing that comes to my mind when I think back on it was just how loud it was, the roar of the eruption,” he said, comparing the second part of the eruption to the sound of a jet engine. That came after a dramatic half hour of the geyser gushing water—and the occasional baseball-sized rock—about 200 feet into the air. READ MORE

How an Angel Rescued Me From Getting Mugged in a Dark Alley

Posted: 10 Jun 2018 12:28 PM PDT

How an Angel Rescued Me From Getting Mugged in a Dark Alley(By Angela Hunt and Bill Meyers) One night I stayed late at work. I don’t remember why, but I remember it was dark when I left. I walked briskly because the wind was a little cold. I passed the last corner where the crime-scene tape ended. I only had one more block to go before I reached the lot where we were allowed to park. A few cars passed on Broadway, but almost everyone was already home.  I remained vigilant, just as my parents always taught me. I knew a single female, no matter where she was, could be a target. But I wasn’t scared.

Until suddenly, about 20 yards up ahead of me, a man stood, blocking my path. I didn’t know how he got there. A brick building stood where he could have come out of a doorway, but there was no door. There was not any kind of alleyway or place where he could have hidden. Fear chilled my body. His eyes gleamed with menace even though he was smiling at me. He wore a heavy, brown leather duster, and he flashed it open, as though he was showing me he had no weapons. He started to walk toward me. No one else was around. No car driving by. No people walking to their cars. Even the street lights around us seemed to dim, and I suddenly realized how black the night was. CONTINUE

Leader of Hezbollah threatens Israel: ‘The day of the great war is coming’

Posted: 10 Jun 2018 12:23 PM PDT

Leader of Hezbollah threatens Israel: ‘The day of the great war is coming’The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group said Friday his men will not leave Syria even if the whole world tries to force them to do so, adding that only a request from the Syrian government would prompt such a move.  Hassan Nasrallah said Israel had for years hoped for Syrian leader Bashar Assad to fall. Now that such a ambition seems unlikely, he said, Israel has set a new goal — to drive Iran and Hezbollah out of Syria.

Nasrallah also threatened Israelis, saying, “The day of the great war is coming.”  Nasrallah’s comments came during a televised speech he gave to hundreds of supporters who gathered in the village of Maroun el-Ras on Lebanon’s border with Israel to mark Quds Day.  The close ally of Iran said Israeli claims that Iran is planning to resume uranium enrichment to wipe out six million Jews in Israel were lies. Iran and its allies don’t want to kill Jews, he claimed.  READ MORE


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The U.S. State Department has brought a group of diplomats home from Guangzhou, China, over concern they were suffering from a mysterious malady that resembles a brain injury and has already affected U.S. personnel in Cuba, a spokeswoman said.

Dozens of women on Tuesday won congressional and gubernatorial nominations as voters in eight U.S. states chose candidates ahead of November’s elections, including several who notched firsts in a year boasting a historic number of female contenders.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov could meet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in August in Singapore, RIA news agency reported on Thursday citing a source at the Russian Foreign Ministry.

The top U.S. military officer Joseph Dunford Jr. will meet his Russian counterpart Valery Gerasimov in Helsinki on Friday, Finnish defense forces said in a statement.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that he had warned European countries years ago about the risk of the United States imposing its rules on others, and that they were now paying the price for ignoring him.

Saudi Arabia is misusing its broad anti-terrorism law to silence peaceful dissent and deny freedom of expression, imprisoning critics and allegedly subjecting some of them to torture, according to a United Nations report.

India has asked social media company Facebook to respond by June 20 to media reports of sharing users data without their explicit consent, a government statement said on Thursday.

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further tightening in labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 222,000 for the week ended June 2. The robust labor market and firming inflation have cemented expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week. Many economists believe the U.S. central bank will hike rates two more times after its June 12-13 policy meeting to prevent the economy from overheating.

Taiwan simulated repelling an invading force on Thursday and used civilian-operated drones for the first time as part of annual military drills on the self-ruled island amid escalating tensions with China.

AP Top Stories

The White House is launching its first public service campaign with a series of new advertisements aimed at warning young people about the dangers of opioids. The new ads are part of an effort to turn the tide against the deadly epidemic.

Egypt says it has repatriated nine illegally smuggled artifacts, including statuary and coffins, from France. Thursday’s statement by the Foreign Ministry says French authorities had seized the artifacts at a train station in Paris in 2012.

Investor Warren Buffett and JP Morgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon are encouraging public companies to stop predicting their quarterly earnings and focus on long-term goals. The two executives said on CNBC Thursday that companies that focus on hitting their quarterly numbers may do things that hurt them in the future, such as delaying investments or changing when certain gains are recorded.

BBC

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe is set to hold a last-minute meeting with Donald Trump, days before the US president meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Alice Johnson, 63, a grandmother jailed for over 20 years on a non-violent drug charge has thanked US President Donald Trump for granting her clemency.

Years of video evidence gathered by police has been lost thanks to a ransomware attack on Atlanta in the US. Most of the lost evidence involves dashcam recordings, said Atlanta police chief Erika Shields in a local newspaper interview.

PageUp, a firm that manages millions of job applications around the world, suspects it has suffered a data breach. PageUp’s software is used for recruitment, but also salary information, bank details, tax numbers and other sensitive personal data.

Spain’s King Felipe VI has sworn in a new Socialist government with a record number of 11 women in 17 cabinet posts.

At least 17 people have been killed and 80 wounded by explosions that destroyed a mosque in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, medical sources said. The government said the blasts on Wednesday night were the result of the detonation of an ammunition cache in the Shia Muslim district of Sadr City.

At least 46 migrants trying to cross from Somalia to Yemen have drowned when their boat capsized, UN officials said Another 16 people are missing after the vessel overturned in rough seas off Yemen’s coast.

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A city has banned a Christian church and now is facing a court fight over its decisions. The action was filed this week by the Alliance Defending Freedom over the action by the city of Monroe, North Carolina, to not allow a church to have worship services at its newly rented and renovated building. That’s even though another church had been in that space previously.

Boeing 777 jetliners cost a LOT more than $1.5 million, so the purchase price that the U.S. Army negotiated seems to be an unbelievable deal. The WarZone reports that the jet already has nearly 35,000 flight hours and is past the end of its useful life, so it is to be used to let the Department of Homeland Security check out how the structure would respond if a terrorist’s bomb exploded.

Some libraries today have moved far beyond their historic purpose of being a resource for books, music, movies, maps and reference materials. Now they’re pushing cross-dressing for children with their “Drag Story Hours.” The state aim is to allow drag queens “to broadcast and share who we are with the world.” “Drag pushes people to break boundaries and explore creativity. At a very young age, we are taught to embrace our differences. Drag not only provides an opportunity to embrace who we are, it allows for us to broadcast and share who we are with the world.”


News – 6/7/2018

“The Old Order Is Over”: Trump To Adopt “Confrontational Tone” At G-7 As Macron Plans On “Standing Up” To US President

Ahead of what is shaping up as the most confrontational G-7 meeting in history (the first meeting took place in 1975), we reported that Germany chancellor Angela Merkel already was setting the ground for the Toronto showdown among the world’s top political leaders – where Trump will also be present – vowing to challenge Donald Trump on virtually every issue, from trade to climate, and warning that the lack of room for compromise means leaders may fail to agree on a final statement, an unprecedented event at a summit of the world’s 7 most advanced nations. President Trump is said to be planning on adopting a confrontational tone at G7 in response to the other 6 nations collectively pressuring him regarding tariffs.

Andrew McCabe Seeks Immunity for Senate Testimony

Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI, is seeking immunity in order to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to documents released Tuesday.

Source: Dems’ IT scandal to explode with possible plea deal

Imran Awan, the former IT aide to congressional Democrats, including former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is prepared to strike a plea deal with prosecutors, court filings indicate. Trump has shown interest in the case, tweeting about “the Pakistani mystery man” and asking last year, “Whatever happened to this Pakistani guy who worked with the DNC?”

Soros push to elect progressive DAs in California fails to attract voters

New York billionaire George Soros’ multimillion-dollar effort to reshape California’s criminal justice system by propping up progressive district attorney candidates backfired Tuesday, with most of his candidates suffering major defeats.

‘Within one or two years Iran will be destroyed’

“Every issue is interrelated with every issue. So Gaza is really not an attack from Gaza, and not an attack from Hamas, and not an attack from Islamic Jihad; it’s an attack from Iran. Iran is calling the shots, Iran decided to attack Israel from Gaza, and Israel’s attacking Iran in Syria. So Iran probably figured, ‘Let’s have Israel busy in Gaza so they cannot blow us up in Syria.

PM: Assad is ‘no longer immune’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime is “no longer immune” from retaliation, Prime Minister Netanyahu warned during a visit to London on Thursday. “He is no longer immune, his regime is no longer immune. If he fires at us, we will destroy his forces,” Netanyahu said, speaking at an event organized by the Policy Exchange think tank.

US Treasury: Iran Tripled Hezbollah’s Annual Pay to $700 Million

Mandelker told a gathering of the Foundation for Defence of Democracies (FDD) in Washington on Tuesday that “Iran provides upwards of $700 million a year to Hezbollah,” and that this figure is more than three times the $200 million previous US estimates of Iran’s funding for the group—which is officially classified as a terrorist organization by most Western countries.

Sources: Cabinet to decide on Gaza recovery options, including U.N. offer

Barring any last-minute changes, the cabinet is set to decide on Sunday about a program to improve the situation in the Gaza Strip, easing and preventing the humanitarian crisis there. The cabinet is expected to be presented with a number of options, including MK Israel Katz’s “artificial island” proposition…but the biggest proposal is a large reconstruction program prepared by UN Envoy to the Middle Easy Nikolay Mladenov.

Knesset nixes bill forcing completion of West Bank security barrier

The Knesset on Wednesday voted down a bill that would have forced the government to finish the West Bank security barrier within 18 months of the legislation’s passage into law. “What happens if we cannot stop the next terrorist?” Zionist Union Chairman Avi Gabbay told asked prior to the preliminary vote on the bill, which was opposed by 42 parliamentarians and supported by only 23.

Trump-Kim summit: Abe heads to US amid surge of diplomacy

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe is set to hold a last-minute meeting with Donald Trump, days before the US president meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Mr Abe’s visit is part of a surge of diplomacy ahead of the unprecedented summit on 12 June in Singapore. Few details of the agenda for the Trump-Kim meeting have been confirmed.

Supreme Court rejects NI abortion law case

Human rights campaigners have lost a Supreme Court appeal over the legality of Northern Ireland’s abortion law. The court dismissed an appeal brought by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC). But a majority of judges said the existing law was incompatible with human rights law in cases of fatal foetal abnormality and sexual crime.

Iraq arms cache explosions destroy Baghdad mosque

At least 17 people have been killed and 80 wounded by explosions that destroyed a mosque in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, medical sources say. The government said the blasts on Wednesday night were the result of the detonation of an ammunition cache in the Shia Muslim district of Sadr City. It did not give an exact location of the cache, but some security officials said it was inside the mosque.

Iran opens new nuclear facility for centrifuge production

Iran’s nuclear chief has inaugurated the Islamic Republic’s new nuclear enrichment facility at Natanz, which is geared toward producing centrifuges that will operate within the limits of the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers. ranian state television broadcast an interview with Ali Akbar Salehi after nightfall on Wednesday, showcasing the facility at Natanz’s uranium enrichment center.

All eyes on Canada as first G7 nation prepares to make marijuana legal

When Canopy Growth opened its first cannabis factory in an old chocolate plant near Ottawa four years ago, it did so predicting a bright future. Canada had already legalized medical marijuana, and Canopy predicted full legalization for recreational use to be next.

Department Of Homeland Security Unveils Orwellian Program To Monitor, Track Top Media Influencers, Bloggers, And Journalists…This Should Scare You The deep state citizen surveillance system did not end with Obama. Nor did silencing the press. You’d have to be living under a rock not to see the clear effort on the part of the global elite to silence dissident voices that seek to expose their plans and defend the sovereignty of our nation and the unique liberty guaranteed in our constitution. They fear us.

Millions of Brazilians Hail Israel During March For Jesus

An annual march for Jesus held in Brazil that drew around two million participants included a loud shout-out for Israel and public prayer for the Jewish state.

Where is the outrage as a Muslim leader ordered churches demolished, wooden images of devils nailed to doors of Christians’ houses?

Ramadan Day 20 thought for the day from my new book The History of Jihad: in 850, the caliph al-Mutawakkil issued a decree designed to make sure that the dhimmis knew their place. According to the Muslim historian al-Tabari, the caliph:

The EU is aiding Muslims trying to gain control of Israel’s Biblical Heartland, and the people of the Jewish State are demanding action to stop them

“I will gather all the nations And bring them down to the Valley of Yehoshafat. There I will contend with them Over My very own people, Yisrael, Which they scattered among the nations. For they divided My land among themselves.” Joel 4:2 (The Israel Bible™)

C-ALLAH-IFORNIA: More parental outrage as another public school tries to force-feed Islam to its students

Parents accuse a Berkeley County middle school of spending an inordinate amount of time teaching Islamic dogma to students, while giving short shrift to all the other religions, including Christianity.

Censor-Happy Facebook Joins Fake News Propaganda Outlet CNN For ‘Journalism Project’
Facebook announced a new component of its “Facebook Journalism Project” on Wednesday: a partnership with CNN and other media outlets to produce news shows specifically for Facebook.  CNN, which has been a known government-propaganda outlet, will now accept funding from Facebook for shows specifically to post on the social media network.

Child Porn Sting Hits Disney World, Legoland, and Local Boy Scout Parent

An undercover child pornography sting operation in Polk County, Florida, resulted in 11 arrests and 660 felony charges, it was announced Tuesday morning. Among those arrested as part of “Operation Guardians of Innocence II” were a Disney World employee, a Legoland builder, a former teacher and a 16-year-old student.

Rothschilds, NXIVM Sex Cult Connected to Alleged Child-Trafficking Bunker Found in Tucson

As we reported yesterday, a group of veterans known as Veterans on Patrol (VOP), which looks for homeless veterans around the area and offers them help to get them on their feet, spotted solar lights while on patrol and followed them until stumbling upon an underground bunker, that according to the group, is being used for child trafficking.

It spreads: Libraries push cross-dressing with ‘Drag Story Hours’

Some libraries today have moved far beyond their historic purpose of being a resource for books, music, movies, maps and reference materials.

MORE FBI LIES: Bureau Redacted Strzok-Page Texts to Omit 2015 Overseas Spying on US Citizens

Once again, it appears the FBI redacted documents to Congress in order to hide illicit behavior. The FBI hid that they were using sources to “lure” US citizens (Trump officials?) in the UK.

Another Trump Economic Miracle: US Debt Over Past 2 Months Decreased by More Than $30 Billion!

It’s another Trump economic miracle!  The US debt over the past two months has actually gone down.  Looks like the Trump tax cuts actually decreased the US debt after all.

Obama-era license aimed to let Iran convert money in dollars

….An investigation by Senate Republicans released Wednesday sheds light on the delicate balance the Obama administration sought to strike after the deal, as it worked to ensure Iran received its promised benefits without playing into the hands of the deal’s opponents

Creepy: Android Reads Your Texts, Tells You How to Respond

Google is now rolling out a creepy “Smart Reply” feature on Android phones which reads text messages you just received and gives you suggestions on how to respond.

French mayor calls for help as police are losing control over the city

The mayor of Toulon, Hubert Falco, has asked for police reinforcements after a “worrying outbreak of violence” in his city, France’s Var-Matin reports.

And The Worst City In America For 2018 Is…

..So precisely how was Detroit selected as “the worst city in America” this year? Well, 24/7 Wall St. has developed an “index” that factors in eight different categories…


Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“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

  • Obama made a bad deal with Iran and then skirted it to make it worse.
  • Media conspiracy theories about Melania Trump are just terrible.
  • Who is “Juan” Galt? Venezuela sees an exodus of talent.
  • “Make Congress Work Again” is working.
  • How to make lemons out of a kids’ lemonade stand.
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

Obama’s Iran Lie Was Even Bigger

His ultimate legacy goal was to see Iran empowered in the Middle East.

Media Malpractice Over ‘Missing’ Melania

Sometimes the “news” isn’t the news; the media’s pathetic coverage of it is.

Who Is ‘Juan’ Galt?

Venezuela currently epitomizes the inexorability of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged logic.

‘Make Congress Work Again’ Is Working

With a lot still on the docket, McConnell canceled recess. But keep the pressure on Congress.

Making Lemons Out of a Lemonade Stand

Somebody called the cops on some kids in Colorado for selling lemonade without a license.

Video: Why Culture Is Disappearing

YouTuber Chad Prather discusses why it is that our culture is so different now than in years past.

Thursday Short Cuts

“Willful, gleeful stupidity is the primary thing preventing us from having any kind of fruitful dialogue.” —Matt Walsh

Thursday Top Headlines

VA Mission Act, China’s persecution, sanctuary cities win, NBC vs. Bill Clinton, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Edwin J. Feulner

The Road to the U.S.-North Korea Summit

Victor Davis Hanson

Europe’s Vanishing Calm

Joe Bastardi

D-Day Reflections

Larry Elder

Black Motorists Lying on Cops — Who’s Doing the ‘Racial Profiling’?

Paul Kengor

50 Years Ago: An Assassination That Shook America


Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon


ApostasyWatch Daily News

Ben Fitzgerald thinks true New Testament evangelism looks like summoning, fortune-telling and witchcraft?

“Jesus paid for you to be able to enjoy your life” – Joyce Meyer

SBC Leaders Float Idea of Beth Moore As Next Denomination President

An Encounter With a Mother-God Cult Evangelist

Poll: African-Americans Most Likely to Identify as ‘Born-Again or Evangelical’

Rate of Americans OK with pornography the highest since 2011, poll says

Crocodile kills Ethiopian pastor during lake baptism


Headlines – 6/7/2018

Iran top security official says ‘Quds Day is a nightmare for Israel’

Palestinian man shot and killed after hitting soldier with rock in West Bank

UK foreign minister urges Netanyahu to open independent probe of Gaza deaths

Netanyahu says Iran responsible for Gaza crisis

In U.K., May voices concerns about Gaza deaths, Netanyahu says Israel working to minimize Palestinian casualties

Why it’s a big deal that Argentina canceled its soccer game in Israel

Netanyahu concerned scrapped soccer match could portend future cancellations

Israel soccer chief: Palestinians crossed line

Israel demands FIFA probe Palestinian threats that led to Argentina cancellation

Culture minister: Argentina soccer match canceled over terrorism, not a boycott

Coins Dating to Time of Ezra Unearthed in Jerusalem

Giuliani: Trump optimistic and realistic on Palestinians

Giuliani: Use Trump’s North Korea-style pressure tactics with the Palestinians

Giuliani, in Israel: Mueller team trying to frame Trump; Netanyahu cases a joke

Amid protest and surprise, President Trump to host first dinner for Muslim holiday of Ramadan

Trump didn’t invite Muslim groups to his Iftar dinner, but they say they wouldn’t have gone anyway

Trump’s Ramadan dinner is a charade – A single dinner does not an ally make

U.S. officials on roadshow to cut Iran investment, trade – sources

GOP report: Obama admin worked to allow Iran to exchange billions to bypass sanctions

Europe Asks U.S. for an Exemption From Sanctions on Iran

Theresa May faces Israeli pressure over Iran nuclear deal

Iran opens new nuclear facility for centrifuge production

Iran to complete facility to build centrifuges in a month

Pompeo says US won’t allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons

Israeli official: European leaders agree Iran troops must be removed from Syria

Hezbollah and Iran ‘to stay in Syria until it is liberated’

The Pentagon admitted it will never know how many civilians it has killed fighting ISIS

Iraq launches air strike against Islamic State in Syria

UAE says Iraq election shows waning Iranian influence

Iraq PM Abadi: ‘Dangerous violations’ found in last month’s vote

Iraqi parliament orders manual election recount

Egypt’s Sisi: Our relationship with Saudi Arabia is strategic, special

UN accuses Saudi Arabia of using anti-terror laws to justify torture

Ethiopia offers Eritrea chance to end Africa’s longest war

Report: Imagery shows North Korea razes missile test stand

Remote U.S. base on high-alert for potential North Korean nuclear attack

Trump’s on-the-fly North Korea negotiations fuel White House worries over concessions

Rudy Giuliani claims Kim Jong Un begged ‘on his hands and knees’ for meeting with Trump

Putin: US would need to offer firm guarantees to NKorea

A diplomat’s mysterious illness could jeopardize China’s relationship with the U.S.

China Offers to Buy Nearly $70 Billion of U.S. Products to Fend Off Trade Tariffs

Trade clash: EU to hit US with $3.3 billion in tariffs next month

Trump invokes War of 1812 in testy call with Trudeau over tariffs

NATO Allies Bristle Over U.S. Tariffs Pinned to Security Threats

Merkel Says Europe Must Step Up in ‘World Being Reorganized’

The secretive Bilderberg elite are worried about the ‘post-truth’ world

New Theory Attempting to Debunk ‘Planet Nine’ Mystery Shut Down by Expert

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Southern East Pacific Rise

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Thang, India

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 22,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 18,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft

Langila volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts to 11,000ft

Kileuea volcano in Hawaii erupts to 10,000ft

Lava flow evaporates Hawaii’s largest freshwater lake within hours

Guatemala volcano: Emergency agency ‘failed to heed warnings’

Nearly 200 missing and 75 dead in Guatemala’s Fuego volcano eruption

Concern Grows After Yellowstone’s Largest Geyser Erupts For 8th Time Since March

We Need More Volcanoes: Eruptions Slowed Global Warming in Past

Hurricanes are slowing, which could be a big problem

Tropical depression to threaten Philippines with flooding downpours this week

Storms Drop Baseball-Sized Hail On North Texas, Shattering Windows: ‘Sounded Like God Was Throwing Rocks’

Dogs Could Become The Next Source of a Deadly Flu Pandemic

HIV ‘game changer’ drug linked with fall in condom use among gay men

Gallup: Record Support for Gay Relations and Polygamy; Plurality Still Oppose Abortion

Same-Sex Marriages Are Backed in E.U. Immigration Ruling

Bermuda’s Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Same-Sex Marriage – Again

Hawaii rocked by more than 12,000 earthquakes over the last 30 days

Posted: 07 Jun 2018 06:38 AM PDT

Hawaii rocked by more than 12,000 earthquakes over the last 30 daysWe haven’t seen anything like this since Hawaii first became a state back in 1959. Kilauea began erupting on May 3rd, and it hasn’t stopped rumbling yet. In fact, authorities are telling us that Hawaii has been struck by “over 12,000 earthquakes” during the last 30 days. That is an extraordinary amount of shaking, and many are now becoming concerned that fundamental physical changes are

happening to the islands. As one USGS official has noted, we have never seen earthquakes happen on the Big Island with this sort of frequency ever before…  While most of the earthquakes have been relatively mild at magnitude 2 or 3, the largest earthquake was a massive 6.9 magnitude tremor on May 4, along with a 5.5 magnitude quake on June 4.  Brian Shiro, a supervisory geophysicist at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, said the island was witnessing the highest rate of quakes ever measured at the summit. READ MORE

FALLING AWAY: UMC Minnesota Conference Removes ‘Father’ From Apostles Creed for Worship Service

Posted: 07 Jun 2018 06:32 AM PDT

FALLING AWAY: UMC Minnesota Conference Removes ‘Father’ From Apostles Creed for Worship ServiceThe Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church edited the historic Apostles’ Creed so that it removed references to God as “Father” for a worship service.  The Apostles’ Creed is an affirmation of Christian faith that goes back to the early Church and is still common in many churches that include liturgy as part of worship. At the multiday Minnesota Conference, which went from May

30–June 1, liturgical folders reportedly included a copy of the creed that removed gender-specific language for God, changing “God the Father Almighty” to “God the Creator Almighty” and “Jesus Christ His Only Son” to “Jesus Christ God’s Only Son.” The Christian Post reached out to the Minnesota Conference for further details about the edited creed and its use, and will update this piece when a response is received. READ MORE

Franklin Graham says San Francisco is a ‘Little Picture Of Hell’

Posted: 07 Jun 2018 06:24 AM PDT

Franklin Graham says San Francisco is a ‘Little Picture Of Hell’Franklin Graham thinks places like California are a “little picture of Hell,” but fully believes that if Christians step up, they can bring it back to the way it once was.  During a recent interview, Graham called California a “sinking” state and compared San Francisco to a “little picture of Hell.”  Graham is currently on a 10-city tour in California in order to encourage Christians to stand up against the state’s anti-Christian laws and beliefs. Graham, who is the son of the late evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, calls

California the “blue wall,” because of their education system, economic policies, and “sanctuary cities” throughout the state.  He set out on a “Decision America” tour in order to address constituents before the June 5 primary. During this particular tour, he has been urging Christians to not just vote, but to get up and run for public offices in the state whether it’s a senate position or a board of education position, he states it is important. READ MORE

Mysterious sounds from the sky over Sanford, Florida baffle residents

Posted: 07 Jun 2018 06:19 AM PDT

Mysterious sounds from the sky over Sanford, Florida baffle residentsThere were no planes around… But in this video clip captures in Sanford, Florida, you clearly hear some strange sounds coming from… probably the sky!  So what are these strange sounds from the sky? University of Saskatchewan physics professor Jean-Pierre St. Maurice explains that it’s electromagnetic noise emitted from auroras and radiation belts.  Geoscientist David Deming from the

University of Oklahoma, meanwhile, has previously written about a phenomenon called The Hum – ‘a mysterious and untraceable sound that is heard in certain locations around the world by two to ten per cent of the population’. Writing in the Journal of Scientific Exploration, he said that sources of The Hum could include telephone transmissions and ‘aircraft operated by the U.S Navy for the purpose of submarine communications’. READ MORE

Teacher Fighting for Job After Refusing District’s Demands to Call Students by ‘Transgender’ Names

Posted: 07 Jun 2018 06:06 AM PDT

Teacher Fighting for Job After Refusing District’s Demands to Call Students by ‘Transgender’ Names

A teacher is fighting for his job after he says the district forced him to resign over its transgender student policy.  John Kluge, the former orchestra teacher at Brownsburg High School in Indiana, said the school district’s requirement that teachers call transgender students by their preferred names, rather than those given at birth, goes against his religious beliefs. The requirement, Kluge said,

violates his First Amendment rights.  “I’m being compelled to encourage students in what I believe is something that’s a dangerous lifestyle,” he said. “I’m fine to teach students with other beliefs, but the fact that teachers are being compelled to speak a certain way is the scary thing.” Advocates for the LGBTQ community say that using a person’s preferred name is an issue of respect, =not religion or politics. READ MORE

Churches Burned and Bombed in Latest Round of Ethnic Cleansing

Posted: 07 Jun 2018 05:59 AM PDT

Churches Burned and Bombed in Latest Round of Ethnic CleansingThe Burmese military has again turned its violent against ethnic minorities targeting Kachin Christians in Northern Burma, burning and bombing their churches and destroying their livelihoods. These attacks have already damaged homes and injured children. In the past week’s attacks have escalated following the same pattern of ethnic cleansing they have used to eradicate the Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine State of Burma. (Burma is a Buddhist country.)

“Attacks on Christians in Burma are rising, with the Burmese military’s track record genocide on their own people. Christians may be forced out of the country like the nearly 1 million Rohingyas now in refugee camps in Bangladesh. If a Christian church plays music too loudly, the military encourages local citizens to join them in beating the Christians. Women and children being hurt in the bombings and attacks. We must do something for our brothers and sisters in Burma. The Burmese military cannot be allowed to continue these horrific acts of violence on their own people,” says Bob Roberts, founding pastor of Northwood Church in Keller, Texas, and member of the Faith Coalition to Stop Genocide in Burma. READ MORE

Would Jesus Require a $54 Million Private Jet?

Posted: 07 Jun 2018 05:54 AM PDT

Would Jesus Require a $54 Million Private Jet?(By J. Lee Grady) Faith preacher Jesse Duplantis told the world last month that God wants him to own a $54 million Falcon 7X private jet. And he’s challenging donors to help him buy it.  “Some people believe preachers shouldn’t have jets,” Duplantis said in a video he posted online on May 21. “I really believe that if Jesus was physically on the earth today He wouldn’t be riding a donkey. … He’d be in an airplane preaching the gospel all over the world.”

The popular Louisiana minister, who is 68, is known for his folksy Cajun accent and downhome humor. But he was not cracking a joke when he announced his need for the pricey three-engine plane, which can fly up to 592 miles per hour. He was dead serious. Duplantis’ request didn’t go over well when his video went viral. Secular news reporters called him a charlatan. Some Christians condemned him as a con artist. In a social media post, gospel singer Kirk Franklin accused Duplantis of exploiting poor people. READ MORE

Taiwan conducting war games simulating repelling Chinese attack amid heighted tensions

Posted: 07 Jun 2018 05:49 AM PDT

Taiwan conducting war games simulating repelling Chinese attack amid heighted tensionsFighter jets, helicopters and thousands of troops in Taiwan fought back a simulated Chinese invasion Thursday as the self-ruled island faces increasing military and diplomatic pressure from Beijing. Relations between Taipei and Beijing have deteriorated since President Tsai Ing-wen was elected in 2016, as her government refuses to acknowledge that Taiwan is part of “one China”. Live-

fire drills began Monday with troops simulating surprise air and coastal assaults to reflect increased military threats from China, which sees Taiwan as a renegade province to be brought back into the fold – by force if necessary. Tsai watched Thursday’s session of the ongoing “Han Kuang” (Han Glory) exercise involving 4,100 soldiers, attack helicopters and fighter jets from an air base in Taichung. READ MORE

Vladimir Putin warns World War 3 will be the ‘end of civilization’

Posted: 07 Jun 2018 05:44 AM PDT

Vladimir Putin warns World War 3 will be the ‘end of civilization’Vladamir Putin has shockingly spoken out on fears of World War 3 as he warned the clash would be the “end of civilization”. Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin was responding a question during his annual phone-in where he takes questions from the members of the public.   He warned World War 3 would be the end of civilization, and that should “restrain” world powers from taking “dangerous steps”.

Relations between Russia and the West have plunged to Cold War lows amid tensions over Syria, Crimea, NATO build-ups and Sergei Skripal. Putin said pressure on Russia from the West will end when they realize they are “counterproductive”. And he said fears of mutually assured destruction from nuclear is forcing “powers to respect each other”. READ MORE

Ozarks rocked by massive boom, Meteor explosion suspected

Posted: 07 Jun 2018 05:37 AM PDT

Ozarks rocked by massive boom, Meteor explosion suspectedA massive boom was heard and felt over much of the Ozarks shortly after noon (local time) on June 6, 2018. The National Weather Service said their working theory is a meteor exploding high in the atmosphere.  “I felt the ground shake and wondered what in the world?” said Willow Springs resident Lloyd Ebert, adding he saw a contrail near the edge of a cloud ‘that looked like smoke all around it.’

Mike Griffin, a meteorologist at the NWS Springfield office said they got a call from the Little Rock office that they were getting many reports from the Mountain Home area about a very loud, shaking boom. “We talked to the Howell County dispatch center and they were taking a tremendous amount of calls.” “I checked with the USGS and they had nothing registered as an earthquake, so that can be ruled out,” Griffin said, as reported by Springfield News-Leader.   “It was a fairly loud boom, a fairly good concussion,” said Steve Gleghorn, administrator of Howell County 911, who was outside when the boom happened. READ MORE

Outreach Ministry witnessing the Gospel in the heart of sin

Posted: 06 Jun 2018 11:42 AM PDT

Outreach Ministry witnessing the Gospel in the heart of sinWould Jesus go to Bonnaroo? That’s the question one ministry is asking ahead of what was one of the largest music festivals in the world.  The internationally known event is filled with things Christians are supposed to flee—debauchery, drugs and various forms of immorality.  But ministry LoveReach says that’s exactly where Jesus would be, and the Great Commission commands that believers be there also. Not to be of the world, but to show attendees just how much God loves them.

“If Jesus said go into all the world, then Bonnaroo would definitely be considered the world,” Bob Perry of LoveReach says in a newsletter. His team went to the music festival in 2017 and came home with incredible testimonies.  “Jesus was there touching heart’s for salvation, healing broken lives, setting those in bondage free and speaking life into those who seemed to have no hope. He did this and much more through those who were willing to give of themselves, in order to serve the Master,” Perry says. READ MORE

Nigerian pastor’ life threatened for leading Muslim woman to the Lord

Posted: 06 Jun 2018 11:35 AM PDT

Nigerian pastor’ life threatened for leading Muslim woman to the LordThe Nigerian pastor who played a central role in the conversion of a young Muslim woman to Christianity has denounced the response of the country’s security services, from which he alleges he has received death threats.  The first response of the Nigerian Department of State Security Services (DSS), in January, had been to arrest the woman, 19-year-old Nabila Umar Sanda, and her friend, Simput Dafup, 33, who had introduced her to the pastor, Jeremiah Datim.

Speaking to World Watch Monitor in May, Datim said the pair were released after 10 days, but only after they had been tortured. He said the young woman was then returned to her parents—who had reported her conversion to police—and kept under surveillance. After two months she escaped and went into hiding. The woman later posted a message on Facebook, saying she’d converted to Christianity out of free choice after having “an encounter with Jesus Christ” and that “no-one forced me into Christianity”. READ MORE

Baseball-Sized Hail Shatters Windows Across North Texas During Severe Storm…

Posted: 06 Jun 2018 11:29 AM PDT

Baseball-Sized Hail Shatters Windows Across North Texas During Severe Storm…Severe storms, including hail the size of baseballs, left a trail of damage from Carrollton to Coppell to Arlington early Wednesday. Windows and skylights were shattered, car lights were cracked or smashed, and tree branches were knocked to the ground.  “It actually sounded like God was throwing rocks at us,” said Coppell resident Brandi Rafael.  The storms turned severe at around 12:30 a.m. when the National Weather Service posted warnings for portions of Denton County and Collin County. Those storms tracked south and west, bringing high winds and heavy rain to the DFW area, and dumping large hail in its path.

“The sound is what got me,” said Cynthia Schultz of Coppell. “Never heard the intensity of something pounding like that.” “I heard a lot of commotion going on, and I actually thought someone was trying to break into my house — that’s just how hard the hail was hitting,” stated Coppell resident Charles Peteet. “I’ve been here my whole life in North Texas, Dallas area, and I’ve never seen anything like this before.” READ MORE


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June 6, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

REUTERS

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, seeking to draw on his close ties with
President Donald Trump in talks on Thursday, will urge the U.S. leader not
to forget Tokyo’s security concerns in his drive for a historic deal with
North Korean leader Kim Jung Un.

The Trump administration has indefinitely delayed a proposed overhaul of
U.S. biofuels policy aimed at reducing costs for the oil industry, under
pressure from corn state lawmakers who worry the move would undermine
demand for ethanol.

California Democrats overcame quirks in the state’s electoral system and
managed to mount challenges to Republicans in most key Congressional races,
as voters in eight U.S. states chose candidates for November’s midterm
elections.

Facebook said Tuesday it has data sharing partnerships with at least four
Chinese companies including Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone
maker, which has come under scrutiny from U.S. intelligence agencies on
security concerns.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday will urge
Congress to approve legislation giving the federal government new powers to
disable or destroy threatening drones.

The Syrian government re-opened the highway between the cities of Homs and
Hama on Wednesday a month after its forces retook a rebel-held pocket that
had straddled the road that was closed for almost seven years.

The United States is pressing its European allies to get more NATO
battalions, ships and planes ready for combat, officials say, in a fresh
move to shore up NATO’s deterrence against any Russian attack.

An acute shortage of affordable homes in the United States will continue
over the coming year, according to a majority of property market analysts
polled by Reuters, driving prices up faster than inflation and wage growth.

A growing shortage of airline pilots is putting the industry’s recent
growth at risk as planes sit idle, higher salaries cut into profits and
unions across the globe push for more benefits.

AP Top Stories

Rep. Keith Ellison, a leading figure among progressive Democrats in the
House, filed Tuesday to run for attorney general of Minnesota and won’t
stand for reelection to Congress. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party –
endorsed candidate for attorney general is Matt Pelikan, 36, who is openly
gay. Ellison, 54, is a Muslim African-American.

Testifying before the Senate appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday,
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the Federal Commission on School
Safety, which she chairs, will not look at the role of guns in a recent
spate of school shootings.

Malaysia’s ousted leader has denied wrongdoing over a $2.4 billion
China-backed pipeline deal after the new government said the project was
“highly suspicious” and linked it to a massive financial scandal.

A Russian troop deployment in Syria near the Lebanese border this week
caused friction with Iran-backed forces including Hezbollah which objected
to the uncoordinated move, two non-Syrian officials in the regional
alliance backing Damascus said.

Israel’s leader urged France on Tuesday to turn its attention to tackling
Iran’s “regional aggression”, saying he no longer needed to convince Paris
to quit world powers’ 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran as economic pressure
would kill it anyway.

US immigration enforcement officers have arrested 114 people at two
northern Ohio garden centers in a massive workplace raid that is one of the
largest since Donald Trump began his presidency.

India’s defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that US sanctions on
Russia military exports would not impact long-standing ties between New
Delhi and one of its key arms suppliers Moscow.

Record exports shaved the U.S. trade deficit in April for the second
straight month. But so far this year, the deficit is up 11.5 percent from a
year ago despite President Donald Trump’s vow to close the gap through new
tariffs on imports and renegotiated trade deals.

BBC

At least 192 people are missing and 75 are dead as a result of the
explosion of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala on Sunday, officials say.

Australia’s Commonwealth Bank has said it will pay a $530m fine for
breaching anti-money laundering and counter-terror financing laws.

Spain’s first astronaut, Pedro Duque, has been named minister of science by
the country’s new Socialist government. Prime Minister and self-labelled
feminist Pedro Sánchez is expected to appoint a women-majority
cabinet.

The next European commander of the International Space Station has just
blasted off into orbit. German Alexander Gerst was joined in his Soyuz
craft by Russian Sergei Prokopyev and Serena Auñón-Chancellor
from the US.

WND

Days on Earth are getting LONGER: Scientists calculate how they have
increased by six hours over 1.4 billion years due to the moon’s gravity.

Californians who don’t want their lawmakers to ban the Bible, to
criminalize counselors who help people with same-sex attractions and to
dictate their moral values apparently will have one chance to tell them.
That’s at a hearing before the legislature’s Judiciary Committee on June
12, where AB 2943 will be discussed.

The University of Florida recently hired a new diversity official to
oversee its campus diversity initiatives, a position that will cost the
public university $280,000 per year.


News – 6/6/2018

Poll: Majority of Democrats Now Accept Pornography
For the first time, a majority of Democrats do not have moral qualms about pornography. A new Gallup poll found that 53 percent of Democrats see pornography as “morally acceptable,” an 11 point spike from last year and the biggest jump since Gallup began taking the survey in 2011.

In Heated Interview, Putin Says “Ask The State Department About Soros”
Russian president Vladimir Putin gave a tense interview to Austria’s ORF television channel which at times got so heated, he spoke in German to ask host Armin Wolf to let him finish his answers. “There are rumors circulating now that Mr. Soros is planning to make the Euro highly volatile,” Putin said quoted by RT. “Experts are already discussing this. Ask the [US] State Department why he is doing this.

Priestap: FBI’s Strzok Played “More Central Role Than Previously Known” In Clinton, Russia Probes
It was an assignment so secretive that Peter Strzok giddily texted his side piece about it on an unsecured line. It’s also weird for NYT to characterize the meeting as “not yet reported” seeing as how Strzok’s texts about it have been out for months. Fearful of leaks, they kept details from political appointees across the street at the Justice Department.

Crispr Fans Fight for Egalitarian Access to Gene Editing
Crispr. The topics were thorny—from the ethics of self-experimenting biohackers to the feasibility of pan-global governance structures. And more than once you could feel the air rush right out of the room. But that was kind of the point. CrisprCon is designed to make people uncomfortable. Like any technology, the applications of gene editing tech will be shaped by the values of the societies that wield it.

Gennifer Flowers: Bill Clinton will be prosecuted for his crimes
“I believe Bill Clinton will be prosecuted for his crimes … just like Harvey Weinstein,” Flowers told Laura Ingraham on the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle” Tuesday night. “Why shouldn’t he be prosecuted for rape like Bill Cosby has and Harvey Weinstein?”

Iran says in no mood to go extra mile on nuclear inspections
Iran will not heed a call to cooperate more fully with U.N. nuclear inspectors until a standoff over the future of its agreement with major powers is resolved, its envoy to the agency said on Wednesday.

SPACE WEATHER VS. SUPERCOMPUTERS
Solar minimum is coming. Should supercomputers worry? Researchers have long known that cosmic ray neutrons and other high energy particles can cause errors and even crash supercomputers in mid-calculation. That’s worrisome because cosmic rays are intensifying with the decline of the sunspot cycle.

New radiocarbon cycle research may alter history
“Our work,” he added, “should prompt a round of revisions and rethinking for the timeline of the archaeology and early history of the southern Levant through the early Biblical period.”

As Syria crumbles, gov’t pushes plan to develop Golan, increase population
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon endorsed a new plan on Wednesday to rapidly develop the Golan Heights and raise its population from 22,000 to 100,000 within a decade. The plan, which was written by Deputy Minister Michael Oren, calls for forming an inter-ministerial committee led by Finance Ministry Director-General Shai Babad to improve the quality of life in the Golan and bring more tourists to the area.

Some big Jordanian unions strike despite replacement of prime minister
Jordanian unions pressed ahead with a strike on Wednesday to protest a draft tax law despite efforts by King Abdullah to defuse public anger after the country’s largest protests in years. Although some unions pulled out of the strike after the king replaced his prime minister, urging new talks over income tax, several shops and pharmacies in the capital Amman shut down and hospital employees staged a protest.

Trump-Kim summit to be held on Singapore’s Sentosa island
The much-anticipated meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place at a hotel on the Singaporean island of Sentosa, the White House has confirmed. The 12 June summit was called off two weeks ago by Mr Trump but has since been salvaged after a flurry of contacts between the two sides.

Vladimir Putin: Western sanctions ‘harmful for everyone’
President Vladimir Putin has said Western sanctions against Russia are “harmful for everyone” and it is in everyone’s interests to lift them. Speaking in Austria, he said Russia had restored stable growth, despite the EU and US sanctions first imposed in 2014 after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said his country wanted to act as a bridge between Moscow and the West.

Microsoft sinks data centre off Orkney
Microsoft has sunk a data centre in the sea off Orkney to investigate whether it can boost energy efficiency. The data centre, a white cylinder containing computers, could sit on the sea floor for up to five years. An undersea cable brings the data centre power and takes its data to the shore and the wider internet – but if the computers onboard break, they cannot be repaired.

Guatemala volcano: Almost 200 missing and 75 dead
At least 192 people are missing and 75 are dead as a result of the explosion of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala on Sunday, officials say. Villages on the slopes were buried in volcanic ash and mud. Rescue work on Tuesday was disrupted when a new eruption sent hot gas and molten rock streaming down the volcano’s south side.

Facebook gave data access to Chinese firm flagged by US intelligence
Facebook has data-sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese electronics companies, including a manufacturing giant that has a close relationship with China’s government… The agreements, which date to at least 2010, gave private access to some user data to Huawei, a telecommunications equipment company that has been flagged by American intelligence officials as a national security threat, as well as to Lenovo, Oppo and TCL.

Bilderberg Globalists Concerned About Populist Uprising in Europe
Bilderberg globalists are concerned about the populist uprising sweeping Europe. The annual elitist confab is set to meet this week in Turin, an appropriate venue given that Italy has just elected an anti-mass migration, eurosceptic coalition government. According to the group’s official website, the number one topic of conversation at this year’s secretive meeting will be “populism in Europe”.

Iran says in no mood to go extra mile on nuclear inspections
Iran will not heed a call to cooperate more fully with U.N. nuclear inspectors until a standoff over the future of its agreement with major powers is resolved, its envoy to the agency said on Wednesday. The International Atomic Energy Agency, which is policing the restrictions placed on Iran’s activities under the deal, has said Tehran is implementing its commitments, but also called for “timely and proactive cooperation” on providing access for snap inspections.

Israeli Forces Break Up Plot to Target PM Netanyahu and US Embassy in Jerusalem
Israel’s Shin Bet security service says it has uncovered a plot to target Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Shin Bet says a resident of a Palestinian refugee camp in east Jerusalem is among those in custody for his involvement in the plot, orchestrated from Syria, to harm Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.

A First: IDF Participating in NATO Exercises Despite Israel Not Being Protected From Iran
The IDF is participating for the first time in the US-led North Atlantic Alliance’s (NATO) eighth annual Eastern European exercise, Saber Strike 2018, which began on Sunday. Nineteen countries participate in the maneuvers, with about 18,000 soldiers spread around Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

Supreme Court Overturns Lower Court Ruling Allowing Immigrant to Obtain Abortion
The Supreme Court voted unanimously this week to vacate a lower court ruling that allowed an undocumented teen to get an abortion. The Texas teen, known as “Jane Doe” in court records, already had an abortion, but the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to rule on the case in case the teen’s abortion set a precedent for similar cases.

McCabe asks for immunity ahead of congressional hearing on handling of Clinton case
Ousted FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is seeking immunity in exchange for his testimony related to a Justice Department watchdog’s referral for possible prosecution, ahead of a congressional hearing on the handling of the Clinton email probe during the 2016 presidential election. Michael Bromwich, an attorney representing McCabe, sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Tuesday requesting that McCabe be granted immunity in exchange for testimony surrounding the inspector general’s report that he leaked information and lied about it to former FBI director James Comey.

Continetti: Bill Clinton ‘Blows Up’ When Confronted on Tough Questions
Continetti was on “Meet The Press Daily” along with former Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri and McClatchy reporter Anita Kumar discussing Clinton’s interview on “Today” where he was upset with questions related to his infamous affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Rioters in Gaza Resume Arson Kite Attacks Against Israel
Palestinians from the Gaza Strip once again launched burning kites at civilian communities on the Israeli side of the border Tuesday, setting hundreds of dunams of farmland alight adjacent to Kibbutz Nir Am, Sapir College and Netiv Ha’Asara.

Poll: 72% of Americans Believe Euthanasia Should Be Legal
According to a recent Gallup poll, 72% of Americans believe that euthanasia should be legal. In addition, the survey found that “Democrats and liberals are especially likely to favor it.”

FEMA Is Beta Testing FEMA Camp Incarcerations In Hawaii
The late Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia, predicted that the Supreme Court would one day look the other way and either by overt commission of by benign neglect, authorize another FEMA camp style incarceration in the midst of the presence of war, or in the midst of domestic disturbance leading to the abuse of the civil rights of civil rights of specific Americans. Consequently,  this would lead to another round of history repeating itself as Americans are sent off to internment camps (ie FEMA camps).

HEAD-SCRATCHER: Anglican Church votes in favor of same-sex marriage
Anglican priests in New Zealand have been given permission to bless couples in same-sex marriage. The blessing of same-sex marriage in the Anglican Church of New Zealand has just been approved. Previously, priests were forbidden from offering this kind of blessing. They faced disciplinary action if they disobeyed.

UK in shock as a Muslim has been put in charge of Islamic immigration and policing Islamic rape gangs
The Tories have imposed a Muslim Home Secretary to rule over the British people.