News – 2/6/2018
The Federal Reserve May Secretly Want to Sink the Record-Breaking Stock Market
Despite its independence, the Federal Reserve may quietly want a bear market that takes down a president that loves tweeting about the stock market. Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, told TheStreet the “[Janet] Yellen put” in the markets could expire under President Trump. “I don’t know if the Fed has much love for Trump,” he said, adding that the Fed had the markets’ back during the Obama Administration. “Maybe the Fed would be happy to see a bear market that could be blamed on Trump.” Schiff thinks the markets could easily correct 20%. One black swan event Schiff sees is the notion of investors abandoning the euphoria over Trump’s presidency, which helped fuel the stock market rally this year.
Mark Levin on FISA Memo Revelations: ‘Hillary Clinton Paid for a Warrant — That’s the Easiest Way to Put It’
This is bad. Let me tell you a couple of things here. Now we know why [Adam] Schiff and the rest of them are fighting so hard. Now we know why the left-wing praetorian guard Democrat media are fighting so hard, trashing [Devin] Nunes, me, you, and others. Let’s walk through this quickly. Who are they trying to protect? Hillary Clinton. Sean, who else are they trying to protect? Barack Obama. His name never comes up.
Pentagon: Two top Guantanamo Bay officials fired
“Today, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis rescinded the designations of Harvey Rishikof as the Director of the Office of the Convening Authority for Military Commissions and as the Convening Authority for Military Commissions,” the Pentagon said. Mattis appointed Jim Coyne, who currently serves as the general counsel at the Defense Logistics Agency, as the acting convening authority, Pentagon spokesman Tom Crosson told CNN.
Satellite images reveal new North Korean bases for fleet of assault hovercraft
The rogue state is building two new bases and upgrading two existing facilities for the vehicles on its west coast, increasing the threat to South Korean-held islands in the West Sea. The additional bases are expected to be completed next year, with analysts pointing out that the new site at Yonbong-ni will house the furthest forward-deployed assault hovercraft in the North Korean fleet.
Nunes: Charges possible for officials who lied to court to spy on Trump
Devin Nunes, R-Calif., who spearheaded the controversial House Intelligence Committee memo released Friday, says Obama administration figures who used the dubious “dossier” funded by Democrats to obtain warrants to spy on the Trump campaign could be in serious trouble legally. “Where did the order come down from? Was this just a couple people, or did this come from above?” “Heading the cabal,” Buchanan said, was then-FBI Director James Comey, “who made the call to exonerate Hillary of criminal charges for imperiling national security secrets, even before his own FBI investigation was concluded.”
Nunes: ‘Clear evidence’ that Hillary Clinton campaign colluded with the Russians
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said Monday that there was clear evidence that the Democratic party and the Hillary Clinton campaign colluded with the Russians. …we have an active investigation into the State Department, that has been ongoing for a while now, and as soon as we can get that information out, we will, as the investigation unfolds.
Paratroopers prepare for full self-reliance in Lebanon war scenario
Amid the rugged Mt. Carmel forests, troops learn to make use of food, fuel, medical supplies from Lebanese population, fix weapons mid-battle; Fact that Hezbollah is now a more professional, conventional, highly trained army, not militia, seen as advantage for IDF.
Dollar climbs as world stock markets slide further
Currency markets showed far less of the panic movements gripping equities on Tuesday, with the dollar gaining slightly and traditional safe haven currencies like the Swiss Franc and the Japanese yen struggling to hold on to earlier gains.
Air strikes pound Syria’s last rebel strongholds, gas chokes civilians
Warplanes launched heavy attacks on the two last major rebel-held areas in Syria, killing at least 29 people in the Ghouta suburb near the capital and choking people with gas in Idlib in the northwest, rescue workers and a war monitor said on Monday.
Erdogan says U.S. has ‘calculations’ against Turkey, Iran, Russia in Syria
The United States is working against the interests of Turkey, Iran and maybe Russia in northern Syria, where it is sending in military supplies to an area controlled by Kurdish-dominated forces, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.
Poland’s President Duda says he will sign Holocaust bill into law
Poland’s president said on Tuesday he will sign into law a bill imposing jail terms for suggesting the country was complicit in the Holocaust, defying criticism from Israel, the United States and activists. Andrzej Duda said in a televised address the legislation would ensure Poland’s “dignity and historical truth”.
Analysis: US sanctions on Hamas and Hezbollah indirectly target Iran
The Trump administration has laid out several new sanctions designations over the last month that target individuals and entities connected to Hamas and Hezbollah who have strong links to the Iranian government. The newly aggressive posture against Tehran’s proxy network are part of the administration’s broader strategy to push back against Iran’s activities in the region, which it views as hegemonic and destabilizing to the greater Middle East.
Hamas praises suspected killer of Havat Gilad Rabbi
Hamas praised the suspected killer of a rabbi in the Nablus area, who Israeli security forces shot dead on Tuesday morning in a village near Jenin. Ahmad Nasr Jarrar killed 32-year-old Rabbi Raziel Shevach, a resident of the Havat Gilad outpost, in a drive-by shooting in the West Bank on January 9, according to Israel and Hamas’s armed wing, the Izzadin Kassam Brigades.
Germany sold technology to Iran for use in Syrian chemical attacks
Germany’s Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control approved a license for a company to sell military applicable technology to Iranian companies that subsequently was used in Syrian regime chemical weapons attacks, reported the German publication Bild on Monday. The German company Krempel, located near the southern city of Stuttgart, sold electronic press boards to Iranian companies that were used in the production of rockets.
Asia markets join global stock plunge
Asian markets plunged on Tuesday as investors dumped stocks following the biggest US market fall for six years. At one point Japan’s Nikkei 225 index was down 7%, but recovered some of those losses to close 4.7% lower. London, Frankfurt and Paris all fell sharply when they opened on Tuesday with new losses of up to 3%. In the US overnight the Dow lost 4.6%.
German industrial workers win right to flexible hours
Industrial workers in south-western Germany have won the right to reduced working hours as part of a deal that could benefit millions of employees across the country. Workers will be able to reduce their weekly hours from 35 to 28 for up to two years to look after their families. The deal covers almost one million workers in Baden-Württemberg state and also gives them a pay rise.
Syria war: ‘Chlorine attack’ on rebel-held Idlib town
Nine people were treated for breathing difficulties after a bomb believed to be filled with chlorine was dropped on a rebel-held town in Syria, medics say. The Syria Civil Defence said three of its rescue workers were among the casualties from the attack on Saraqeb, in the north-western province of Idlib. The Syrian opposition said the bomb was dropped by a government helicopter.
Report: China Moves 300,000 Troops Closer to North Korean Border
China is reportedly moving missile defense batteries and troops closer to its border with North Korea, a potential sign that Beijing anticipates either a large refugee wave north or a military disturbance triggered by the belligerence of communist dictator Kim Jong-un…On Friday, China’s state-run People’s Daily newspaper reported that Beijing was also investing in establishing nuclear monitoring stations throughout the world, but especially near North Korea…
Lebanese leaders agree to act against ‘Israeli threats’
Lebanon’s three top leaders accused Israel on Tuesday of threatening the stability of the border region between the two countries, where calm has largely prevailed since a 2006 war, amid rising tension over territorial and maritime boundaries. President Michel Aoun, Prime Minister Saad Hariri, and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri agreed to act to prevent Israel from building a wall on Lebanese land at the frontier, and threatening an offshore energy block in disputed waters.
Deep State Mobile: Google Helps Lead the Charge For Socialized 5G That Would Eliminate Internet Privacy
A recently leaked proposal authored by a senior National Security Council official hopes to create a nationalized 5G network where anonymity would be banned and the government would have an easier time going after those who “sow division” or pirate copyrighted material.
Michael Savage Rings The Alarm After Stock Market Tanks: ‘Deep State’ Trying To DESTROY TRUMP! (AUDIO)
On his nationally-syndicated radio program Monday, talk show legend and New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Michael Savage, accused the ‘Deep State,’ of tanking the stock market in an effort to ‘destroy’ President Trump.
AP Exclusive: 2015 letter belies pope’s claim of ignorance
Pope Francis received a victim’s letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually abused him and how other Chilean clergy ignored it, contradicting the pope’s recent insistence that no victims had come forward to denounce the cover-up, the letter’s author and members of Francis’ own sex- abuse commission have told The Associated Press.
Congress Calls For Criminal Charges Against Comey, McCabe, Rosenstein For Treason
Obama-era illegal spying is coming back to haunt the globalists
BPA Hormone Disruptor Found In 86% Of Teenagers’ Digestive Tracts
A recent University of Exeter study has discovered that nearly all teenagers tested are holding bisphenol-A (BPA) in their intestinal lining. The chemical that makes plastics stronger and more flexible was found in higher amounts in teenagers than in the general public, causing major concern since the hormone disrupting toxicant can affect the reproductive system.
May Govt Admits ‘Significant Portion’ of Returned Islamic State Jihadists Going Unpunished, Roaming Free
Theresa May’s government has admitted that “a significant portion” of the more than 400 Islamic State fighters who have returned to Britain are at large, unpunished, having been deemed “no longer of national security concern”.
Hollywood actress jokes about eating unborn babies
At a telethon to raise money for abortions, Hollywood actress and comedian Sarah Silverman declared that laws banning the use of aborted fetuses in food products “would make me want to eat an aborted fetus.”
Trump Attorneys Approve Second Special Counsel To Probe FBI & DOJ
The war between the White House and the FBI/DOJ complex may be turning nuclear.
Elementary Teachers Launch SJW Curriculum to Combat Belief in Two Genders
A teachers’ union has launched a “social justice” curriculum for young children which includes lesson plans on combating “heteronormativity,” the common belief that there’s two genders with natural roles in life.
Study Reveals Science Behind Soy Boys
The ‘soy boy’ epidemic – in which young men act effeminate without being gay – is likely caused by the “gender-bending” chemicals in food and water mentioned in a new study.
‘UNVEILING JERUSALEM’ DEBUNKS U.N. REJECTION OF JEWISH HERITAGE
It was only months ago that UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural organization, declared the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron — believed to be the site of the double tombs of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, and Jacob and Leah — a “Palestinian heritage site.”
CDC: US Flu Outbreak Worsens; Hospitalizations Highest in Nearly a Decade
The U.S. flu outbreak worsened over the past week as more people headed to doctors’ offices and emergency rooms, with hospitalizations at the highest in nearly 10 years, U.S. health officials said on Friday.
Tourists spooked by Cape’s #WaterCrisis
..“One of the key concerns noted by potential tourists who are considering Cape Town, is that they would make the water situation worse if they visited our region. We believe that this is incorrect. During peak season, international tourists only add 1% to the population,” said Wesgro spokesperson Russel Brueton.
Are Virtual Reality Churches the Wave of the Future?
Virtual reality, which can easily allow churches to have global presence and foster diversity and inclusiveness, is far more enabling than live-streaming, which numerous megachurches are currently using to conduct multi-site worship services. So are we going to see a rise of VR churches in the near future as the technology becomes cheaper and more accessible?
Report: Hamas believes war with Israel will break out in the coming days
Hamas and other Palestinian organizations believe there is a “95 percent chance” that Israel will launch a war as part of an IDF exercise in Southern Israel in the coming days, according to a report published by Al-Hayat on Sunday, quoting sources from various factions in the Gaza Strip, including Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar.
‘Why is the IDF promoting transgenderism and LGBT issues?’
Minister blasts IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot over what he calls excessive ‘glorification’ of IDF’s transgender and LGBT soldiers.
Thousands Of Jobs In Ohio Are Left Unfilled Because People Can’t ‘Pass A Drug Test’
The manufacturing industry in Ohio is expanding under the Trump administration, but growth is stunted because many potential employees are also addicted to drugs.
Philly Coach Doug Pederson Praises ‘Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’ During Post-Game Celebration
….“How do you explain this, that nine years ago you’re coaching in high school and here you are with this trophy?” Dan Patrick asked. Pederson replied, “I can only give the praise to my lord and savior Jesus Christ for giving me this opportunity and I’m going to tell you something: I’ve got the best players in the world.”
US Starts Iraq Drawdown After Declaration of Victory Over ISIS
American troops have started to draw down from Iraq following Baghdad’s declaration of victory over the Islamic State group last year, according to Western contractors at a U.S.-led coalition base in Iraq.
German Politicians ‘Alarmed’ at Scale of Anti-Christian Hate Attacks
Attacks on churches and Christian symbols accounted for a quarter of the 97 cases
Headlines – 2/6/2018
Two-state solution only way to peace: UN chief
UN chief warns consensus on two-state solution may be eroding
UN chiefs warns of ‘one-state reality’ in Middle East
Abbas sets conditions for fresh peace talks, with diminished US role
Palestinians blast Trump’s ‘Zionist American’ peace envoy
Islamic Movement leader slams Palestinian Authority for crying ‘crocodile tears,’ promises Jerusalem will be capital of Islamic Caliphate
Erdogan and Pope Discuss Jerusalem as Violence Breaks Out Near Vatican
Israeli killed in terror stabbing attack in West Bank
Hamas: Ariel attack a response to Trump’s Jerusalem declaration
Egyptian MP calls for scrapping ‘shameful’ peace deal with Israel
Lebanese military tells IDF border wall violates its sovereign territory
With high-tech warships, Navy readies to guard gas fields from Hezbollah, Hamas
Analysis: US sanctions on Hamas and Hezbollah indirectly target Iran
Situation in Gaza approaches critical point
Liberman: There’s no humanitarian crisis in Gaza, we won’t ‘spend a penny’
Poland cancels visit by Bennett, who vowed to ‘tell the truth’ about Holocaust
On Holocaust distortion, Poland is the ‘tip of the iceberg,’ Nazi hunter says
NY Assemblyman: Facebook is shamefully excluding Israel
83 killed in ‘war on children’ across Mideast in January, UN says
‘Bombs are still falling’: Syrian refugees at risk of forced return home
UN demands cessation of Syria hostilities, says situation ‘extreme’
US ‘gravely alarmed’ after fresh Syria chemical weapons attack
US urges world to ‘speak with one voice’ on Syria chemical attacks
Germany sold technology to Iran for use in Syrian chemical attacks
Experts warn of ‘escalation’ between Israel and Russia over Syria
Nikki Haley accuses Russia of shielding Syria over chemical attacks
Russian and regime jets bomb civilian areas in north-west Syria
Russian jet pilot ‘pulled grenade pin’ to avoid capture in Syria’s Idlib
Iranian-armed Yemen Rebels Now Threaten One of World’s Busiest Shipping Routes, Israeli Navy Says
Italy’s Berlusconi: 600,000 migrants ‘ready’ to commit crime
Canadian PM: Sharia law is compatible with democracy
Report: China Moves 300,000 Troops Closer to North Korean Border
Olympics 2018: Drills held in Pyeongchang prepare for threats of terrorism, war
North Korea Is Building a ‘Socialist Fairyland’ Despite U.S. Threats and Sanctions
Government shutdown deadline looms Thursday as lawmakers try for DACA deal
Dow plunges 1,175 points in worst day for stocks since 2011
Dow Jones futures fall by 600 points after massive Monday sell-off
FTSE and European stock markets fall after US and Asia ‘bloodbath’
Global Markets – Stocks crumble in vicious sell-off as “goldilocks” trade unravels
Oil prices fall more than 1 percent amid global market rout
Why global markets are in free-fall
Context Matters. The Stock Market Drop Is Less Scary Than It Seems.
Janet Yellen calls stock market, real estate valuations ‘high’ in last interview before exit as Fed chief
Central banks were behind the complacency in markets, now investors are spooked: Economist
‘Short-volatility Armageddon’ craters a pair of Wall Street’s most popular trades, could roil market
The Federal Reserve May Secretly Want to Sink the Record-Breaking Stock Market
White House moves to distance Trump from market plunge
White House Responds to Historic Dow Plunge: ‘Focus Is on Our Long-Term Economic Fundamentals’
The internet has fallen for a fake Trump tweet about Dow Jones
Bitcoin Breaks Below $6,000 as Cryptocurrency Exodus Accelerates
As Bitcoin Bubble Loses Air, Frauds and Flaws Rise to Surface
Machines Had Their Fingerprints All Over a Dow Rout for the Ages
Robots in Finance Bring New Risks to Stability, Regulators Warn
Pentagon’s Defense Logistics Agency loses track of $800m
Venezuela Ups Minimum Wage 50% in a Market Where Prices Double Every 17 Days
Rex Tillerson Considers Blocking Sales of Venezuelan Oil in Bid to Squeeze Maduro
Trump turns up heat on ‘un-American’ Dems silent during SOTU: ‘Can we call that treason?’
Panel votes to release Democrats’ FBI memo as Trump, lawmaker trade barbs
Poll: Most Republicans believe FBI, Justice Dept. trying to ‘delegitimize’ Trump
Trump’s lawyers want him to refuse Mueller interview request
UC Berkeley spent $4 million for free speech event security
Telecoms lash out at plan to nationalize 5G network
Drone-catching drones to bolster security at this week’s Winter Olympics
Super Bowl anti-terrorism documents left on plane
5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Chichi-shima, Japan
5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near the North Island of New Zealand
5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Constitucion, Chile
5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Reykjanes Ridge
Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 25,000ft
Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 17,000ft
Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 12,000ft
Russia calls in army after “snowfall of the century” in Moscow
Moscow authorities struggle to clear record snowfall
How much did it snow? It snowed so much that Moscow called a snow day. That never happens
France Warns Travelers of Snow and Ice After Serious Floods
Winter storm sparks deadly car crashes in U.S. Midwest
Stunning drone footage shows massive 100-vehicle pileup on snow covered highway
Ames, Iowa, Interstate Reopens After Deadly 70-Car Pileup
No rain in sight for drought-ridden southwestern US
Venice canals dry up after super blue blood moon and low rainfall cause water levels to drop
Cape Town braces for civil unrest as city’s water crisis continues to worsen
Lethal Pneumonia Outbreak Caused By Low Chlorine In Flint Water
Planned Parenthood kept aborted babies alive to harvest organs, ex-technician says
“Comedian” Sarah Silverman Says Pro-Life Laws “Make Me Want to Eat an Aborted Fetus”
Not just boy and girl; more teens identify as transgender
The Power of De-Conversion Stories: How Jen Hatmaker is Trying to Change Minds About the Bible
‘The Bible Has Caused So Much Damage’: Rob Bell…Like You Never Seen Him Before
Kris Vallotton — Knowing Who You Are in the False God You Create
Who Is Your Father, God or the Pope?
Ronnie Gorton, Pastor of The Awakening Church Becomes Suicidal After Rape Allegations
Kentucky Congregation Votes Unanimously to Dismiss Pastor Accused of Financial Abuse
Michelle Lesley – Amputating Discernment Ministry From The Body of Christ
Pat Robertson is recovering after suffering a stroke
Who is Tommy Hicks & what is the End-Times Vision of the ‘Sleeping Giant’?
The Prophet Bob Jones: “A Three Foot Tall Being Rang My Doorbell”
Are you easy prey for false prophets?
San Diego pastor accused in ‘sexual healing’ lawsuit
Customers Owed Thousands Months After Christian Tour’s Cancellation
Are Virtual Reality Churches the Wave of the Future?
Church members barred from U of M campus for ‘aggressively’ discussing religion
Pool Found at Ancient Christian Site May Be Where Ethiopian Eunuch Was Baptized in Book of Acts
Rio de Janeiro street party targets Christian mayor
|DEVELOPING: Virus Outbreak At Olympics; Military Deployed
Posted: 06 Feb 2018 06:08 AM PST
The organizing committee for the Pyeongchang Olympics has called in 900 military personnel after more than 1,200 private security workers were pulled off duty because of concerns about the spread of the Norovirus, Christophe Dubi, IOC executive director of the Olympic Games said Tuesday. In a statement, POCOG said that starting Sunday workers reported headaches, stomach pain and diarrhea. The Gangwon Province Health and Environment Research Center found 41 workers with symptoms that might be related to the virus. The others have been pulled from duty to prevent possible spreading of the illness.
The workers are largely responsible for checking credentials and screening baggage entering the venues. The military personnel were brought in from about 40 minutes away. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Norovirus is considered highly contagious and typically includes symptoms of diarrhea, stomach pain, vomiting and nausea. The organizing committee said groundwater used in food and beverages at the Horeb Youth Centre — a housing facility — are suspected, and the cause is being investigated. READ MORE
|10-year-old says he saw angel or God in his hospital room
Posted: 06 Feb 2018 05:50 AM PST
A 10-year-old Gulf Coast boy lost 100 percent of his skin after a one-in-a-million reaction to a common antibiotic. During his four-month stay at Shriner’s Hospital in Galveston, Texas, one day, changed the way he viewed his entire experience. Thelonious Ziegelschmid-Sylvester’s parents rushed him to the hospital and within hours they learned he had an extreme case of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis. His experience with an angel, Jesus or God is different because of the clarity he had and the way the experience seemed to signify the end of his hardest days.
“After a while, I saw this man standing in the corner of the room in a white robe with a beard,” Thelonious said. “White skin, brown beard, brown hair. He smiled at me and it was like I was back in my body. I thought it was really strange but after that, it was just… kept getting better and better after that point.” After asking if Thelonious believed he was visited by an angel or God, he answered, “That’s what I believe.” In his darkest day, he saw a light. Something appeared in his room, seemingly sent from heaven. READ MORE
|Fake doctor infects 21 with HIV with tainted syringes…
Posted: 06 Feb 2018 05:37 AM PST
A fake doctor treating poor villagers in northern India for colds, coughs and diarrhea has infected at least 21 of them with HIV by using contaminated syringes and needles, a health official said Tuesday. Sushil Choudhury, the official, said police were looking for Rajendra Yadav, who fled Bangarmau, a small town in Uttar Pradesh state, after the HIV infections were detected in December last year. The villagers said they rarely saw Yadav changing the needles. Choudhury said that probably led to the spread of HIV.
With India’s healthcare system facing a massive shortage of doctors and hospitals, millions of poor people seek fake doctors for cheap treatment. India had 2.1 million people living with HIV at the end of 2016, according to a UNAIDS report. Of those, 9,100 were children under age 15. India has registered a 20 percent annual decline in new infections over the past few years, according to the report. READ MORE
|New documentary centered on Rob Bell to raise many eyebrows!
Posted: 06 Feb 2018 05:28 AM PST
Rob Bell has sparked no shortage of controversy with views and proclamations that some believe are anti-Christian in nature. And now fans and critics, alike, will have the chance to hear more from Bell, as he’s the focus of a new documentary titled, “The Heretic.” The film releases on March 1 on Amazon and on iTunes, as RELEVANT noted
. The trailer for “The Heretic” quotes Bell saying a variety of things that are sure to attract attention. Here are just two bits:
“When I kept going into the Jesus teachings, it took me beyond a religion to what does it mean to be human. And I actually think Jesus would be absolutely mortified that somebody started a religion in his name.” “The Bible has caused so much damage…” Bell took to his Facebook page on Thursday to note that he was approached a few years back by a filmmaker named Andrew Morgan. Morgan wanted to make a documentary about Bell’s work and Bell obliged. “We have great respect for Andrew so we said yes and he began filming tours and RobCasts and events and interviews — I can’t imagine just how much footage he captured,” Bell said. “The result is a new film that he is preparing to release. It’s called The Heretic.” READ MORE
|Banks Shutter 1,700 Branches in Fastest Decline on Record…
Posted: 06 Feb 2018 05:15 AM PST
Banks are closing branches at the fastest pace in decades, as they leave less profitable regions and fewer customers use tellers for routine transactions. The number of branches in the U.S. shrank by more than 1,700 in the 12 months ended in June 2017, the biggest decline on record, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of federal data.Branch numbers fell again in the second half of 2017, according to related data submitted to bank regulators and reviewed by the Journal.
That would add to the thousands of locations closed following the financial crisis, and is the longest stretch of closures since the Great Depression. Many of the closings were in big cities and surrounding suburbs, where branches were consolidated largely because of falling foot traffic. Others were in rural areas, where some large regional lenders are leaving town altogether. READ MORE
|Nikkei 225 Plunges nearly 1,000 points after mass Wall Street sell off
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 06:49 PM PST
Asian shares fell sharply on Tuesday after Wall Street suffered its biggest decline since 2011 as investors’ faith in markets began to crumble. Japan’s Nikkei share average dived on Tuesday morning to a level not seen since late October after Wall Street plunged overnight on concerns about rising bond yields and potentially rising inflation. The Nikkei fell to as low as 21,698.52 and was down 4 per cent in the early morning. The broader Topix fell 4.3 percent to 1,745.79. Australian shares dropped 2.7 per cent in early
trade to their lowest level since October while futures suggest Japan’s Nikkei is on course to fall more than 4 percent. US stocks plunged in highly volatile trading on Monday, with the Dow industrials falling nearly 1,600 points during the session, its biggest intraday decline in history, as investors grappled with rising bond yields and potentially firming inflation. Norihiro Fujito, a senior investment strategist at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, said: ”Since last autumn, investors had been betting on the Goldilocks economy – solid economic expansion, improving corporate earnings and stable inflation. But the tide seems to have changed.” READ MORE
|Dow plunges more than 1,100, largest single-day point drop in history
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 06:43 PM PST
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 1,175 points on Monday, its largest one-day point drop in history, to close at 24,345 — a decline of 4.6 percent. At one point, the Dow was down more than 1,600 points before slightly rebounding at the closing bell. The previous record decline for the Dow came on Sept. 29, 2008, at the height of the global financial crisis, when it fell 778 points. The Dow is still up 21
percent compared to a year ago. Health care, energy and financial stocks posted the largest declines. All 11 sectors of the S&P 500 were down. The S&P 500 slumped 4.1 percent to 2,648. The Nasdaq dropped 3.78 percent to 6,967.Randy Frederick, vice president of trading and derivatives for Charles Schwab, told ABC News the fall had been expected after markets hit record highs. READ MORE
|RUMORS OF WAR: Hamas believes War with Israel will break out in the coming days!
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 06:35 PM PST
Hamas and other Palestinian organizations believe there is a “95 percent chance” that Israel will launch a war as part of an IDF exercise in Southern Israel in the coming days, according to a report published by Al-Hayat on Sunday, quoting sources from various factions in the Gaza Strip, including Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar. The terrorist organization, which controls the Gaza Strip, as well as other organizations, declared a shift to the highest level of alert and evacuated most of their command echelon from their
facilities in the Palestinian enclave. Hamas also placed police and security forces around the Gaza Strip, in fear of an escalation. The report claims a potential war would involve Israeli combat units across ground, naval and air forces. Sinwar was arrested in 1989 and sentenced to four life sentences for terrorist activities but freed in 2011 in a swap of 1,047 Palestinian security prisoners for abducted IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. READ MORE
|China Moves 300,000 Troops Closer to North Korean Border
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 06:27 PM PST
China is reportedly moving missile defense batteries and troops closer to its border with North Korea, a potential sign that Beijing anticipates either a large refugee wave north or a military disturbance triggered by the belligerence of communist dictator Kim Jong-un. The South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo cited Radio Free Asia (RFA) in a report Monday, stating that RFA had compiled evidence that China had “late last year deployed another missile defense battery at an armored division in Helong, west of Longjing in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture.”
The “North Korean source in China” speaking to RFA also noted that Pyongyang had observed the movement of 300,000 troops closer to the North Korean border and “missile defense batteries near North Korean reservoirs by the Apnok and Duman rivers.” The batteries would prevent the violent outpouring of those reservoirs into China in the event of an airstrike. On Friday, China’s state-run People’s Daily newspaper reported that Beijing was also investing in establishing nuclear monitoring stations throughout the world, but especially near North Korea, to more rapidly gather information about a potential airstrike. READ MORE
|Mysterious Half-shark half-dolphin creature baffles experts
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 01:42 PM PST
The internet is divided over a picture of the ominous beast lurking beneath the waves on a beach in Queensland, Australia. Many are convinced it is a shark, pointing to the tail as a “dead giveaway” – but others are adamant it is a dolphin, sparking a fierce social media frenzy. The picture was taken by Kellie Wilson at Duranbah Beach near Tweeds Head on Friday, who joked it could be half shark and half dolphin.
Instagram user zeal. FreeMind commented on Ms. Wilson’s picture: I am also a zoologist/ecologist and have almost finished a degree in Environmental Science and have spent most of my life studying and working with animals of all kinds. “The animal in your photos is a dolphin. “The distance of the pectoral fins is further away from the dorsal fin which clearly identifies it as a dolphin. “The tail looks as though there is something caught around it or it could just be a glitch in the photo due to the water distortion which is very common in photos of animals in water.” READ MORE
|More teens are identifying as transgender
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 01:35 PM PST
Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other non-traditional gender terms, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only options, new research suggests. The study looked at students in ninth and 11th grade and estimated that nearly 3 percent are transgender or gender nonconforming, meaning they don’t always self-identify as the sex they were assigned at birth. That includes kids who refer to themselves using neutral pronouns like “them” instead of “he” or “she.”
“Diverse gender identities are more prevalent than people would expect,” said lead author Nic Rider, a University of Minnesota postdoctoral fellow who studies transgender health. The study is an analysis of a 2016 statewide survey of almost 81,000 Minnesota teens. Nearly 2,200 identified as transgender or gender nonconforming. The study found that these kids reported worse mental and physical health than other kids, echoing results seen in previous research. Bullying and discrimination are among possible reasons for the differences, Rider said, although the survey didn’t ask. READ MORE
|Why Would A Loving God Send Anyone To Hell?
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 01:26 PM PST
(By Lexie Elsey) Every Christian knows that God is good and loving and caring. We know this because we know Him. From a non-believer’s point of view, it may be difficult to understand that if God is as good as He is, why He would send people to hell. The first thing to understand is that God doesn’t want anyone to go to Hell. “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. ” (2 Peter 3:9 NIV)
The second thing to understand is that God gave us free will. Since we have free will, we have the right to choose between God and Satan. God has made this pretty fair, actually. Essentially, He said, choose me and I will give you eternal life and everlasting love, but if you don’t choose me, you won’t get that. That’s pretty black and white: pick me or don’t pick me; here are the consequences for both of those choices.
Therefore, God doesn’t send us to Hell. That’s your decision. Ultimately when you don’t choose Jesus, you choose Satan, whether or not that’s something you publicly proclaim. Choosing Satan is not the same thing as worshiping him. You send yourself to hell by not accepting and having a relationship with Christ, God’s son and our savior. If you don’t choose God, you choose the enemy. READ MORE
|Iran ‘Mass Producing’ Smart Bomb Strapped Drones…
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 01:13 PM PST
Iran announced on Monday that it has begun mass-producing a new weaponized drone that carries smart bombs capable of precision strikes, according to the Islamic Republic’s military leaders. Iran, which has engaged in a massive military buildup since receiving billions of dollars in cash windfalls as a result of the landmark nuclear deal, says that these advanced new drones will be delivered to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, or IRGC, which has been coordinating war efforts across the Middle East, including most controversially in Syria, where Iranian-backed forces have attacked U.S. troops.
The new drones, dubbed the Mohajer 6, are “equipped with the smart Qa’em precision-striking bombs and different electro-optical explorers and different warheads, [and] can trace, intercept and destroy the target,” Iranian Defense Minister and Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Monday during a speech celebrating the new weaponry. IRGC leaders also were present at the unveiling, according to Iran’s state-controlled media apparatus. READ MORE
|Alarming Survey Finds Atheism Has Doubled Among Generation Z
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 12:58 PM PST
For Generation Z, those born between 1999 and 2015, atheism is no longer a dirty word, according to a new study from Barna research. This is truly the first “post-Christian” generation, the survey finds, and more than any other generation before it, Gen Z does not assert a religious identity. This is exactly the generation religion and culture expert, national radio host and author Dr. Alex McFarland is hoping to reach through the Truth for a New Generation (TNG) conference on March 23-24 at Life Community Church in the greater Greensboro area of North Carolina.
To illustrate, the Barna study found that the percentage of teens who identify as such is double that of the general population (13 percent vs. 6 percent of all adults). “It’s heart-breaking when we see young people choosing to turn away from God, especially at a time when they need Him most,” said McFarland, who is also director for Christian worldview and apologetics at the Christian Worldview Center of North Greenville University in Greenville, South Carolina. “Secularism is pervading the culture, and especially the younger generations, promising a carefree, flashy life if they emulate the celebrity set. But more and more teens and young adults are turning to drugs and committing suicide. READ MORE
|Deadly ‘tick’ virus Outbreak leaves 19 dead amid desperate scramble to contain spreading
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 12:53 PM PST
A deadly outbreak has sparked a warning to tourists after a dangerous infection known as Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD) spread to hundreds of people in India leaving 19 dead, a watchdog has warned. The virus, which is in the same family as yellow fever and dengue fever, is believed to be spreading from an outbreak that started in three villages in Sindhudurg.
The report from watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said: “Between January 2016 and January 2018, laboratory tests confirmed 332 cases of the disease in the district, and 19 cases of that number were lethal. “The Indian authorities did not specify the incidence of the KFD in January 2018.” The dangerous virus is spread to humans by tick bites or in milk from infected animals. READ MORE
|DEVELOPING: Oil plummets as Dow Jones falls 1,000 points in huge plunge
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 12:49 PM PST
Crude oil prices have plummeted after the Dow Jones falls 1,000 points in a huge plunge as stocks on global markets extended their recent selloff led by declines in energy shares. As the Dow plummeted oil prices were lower, pressured by rising US output and other factors. US crude fell 2.38 percent to $63.89 per barrel and Brent was last at $67.49, down 1.59 percent on the day. Canadian crude dropped 3.57
percent to $34.27 per barrel. West Texas Intermediate crude oil fell to $63.63 a barrel during the American session and later climbed back $64.15 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. This is the lowest finish since January 22, according to FactSet data. Oil prices dropped as the US benchmark dropped to the lowest settlement in two weeks. READ MORE
|Flu hospitalizations are ‘the highest we’ve seen,’ According to the CDC
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 06:34 AM PST
Health officials at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention rang the alarm about this year’s deadly flu Season at their weekly Friday briefing, saying “overall hospitalizations are now the highest we’ve seen, even higher than 2014-2015 high season.” Just as concerning, the number of pediatric deaths rose this week by 16, from 37 to 53. Twenty percent of the children who died had been vaccinated, officials said.
Dr. Anne Schuchat, the new acting director at the CDC, said H3N2 continues to dominate this season, but other strains ─ like H1N1 and Influenza B ─ are also being reported around the country. Dr. Dan Jernigan reported at the briefing a rise in hospitalization rates from 41.9 per 100,000 last week to 51.4 this week. He said that number may ultimately exceed that of 2014-2015, when there were 710,000 by season’s end. READ MORE
|The Demonic Festival Plaguing Christians Prepares to Rear Its Ugly Head Worldwide
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 06:25 AM PST
(By Devin Vanderpool) “Haiti is 30 percent Christian, but 100 percent vodou (Haitian voodoo).” This is a statement I’ve heard several times through my years of working in Haiti. I’ve come to realize just how close to true this actually is. Because Christians in Haiti might not practice Vodou, but they are certainly wary of the negative effects it can have on their communities. An example that comes to mind is a memory of my husband disposing of a snake as three (Christian) Haitian women screamed that he had killed a demon. The negative effects of Vodou are particularly visible as we near the Haitian celebration for Mardi Gras, called Kanaval. In Haiti, Kanaval goes for weeks preceding Lent. And while many Haitian Catholics and
Protestants do use this time to prepare for the Lenten season, Vodou practicers openly worship spirits during the Carnival parade, known as defile. They use it as a time to assert the dominance of Vodou priests and priestesses, known as houngans and mambos, on the communities. Many Vodou worshippers dress up as the spirits they are worshipping. Some dress as zombies, devils or the dead. The most dedicated Vodou worshippers use this time to thank the spirits that they believe helped them gain their independence from France in 1803. In this atmosphere one might see fights break out, curses cast, even lives lost. In 2015, Kanaval was canceled after a performer in a parade was shocked by a high-voltage wire, leading to a stampede. Eighteen were killed and 78 more injured in the resulting chaos. READ MORE
|California city to experiment with ‘universal basic income’
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 06:11 AM PST
The mayor of Stockton, California, is leading an experiment with “universal basic income,” which is set to start by giving low-income residents $500 a month, no questions asked. Mayor Michael Tubbs calls his city “ground zero” for issues like wage stagnation, rising housing prices and loss of middle-class jobs that affect the nation. The Central Valley city went bankrupt in 2012, and for decades it has been trying to diversify its agriculture-based economy. “I feel that as mayor it’s my responsibility to do all I could to
begin figuring out what’s the best way to make sure that folks in our community have a real economic floor,” Tubbs said. Dorian Warren serves as co-chairman the Economic Security Project, which is contributing $1 million to the initiative. He said the goal is to gather data on the economic and social impacts of giving people a basic income. In addition to tracking what residents do with the money, Warren said they will be monitoring how a basic income affects things like self-esteem and identity. “What does it mean to say, ‘Here is unconditional guaranteed income just based on you being a human being?’” Warren asked. READ MORE
|Are Virtual Reality Churches the Wave of the Future?
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 06:01 AM PST
Virtual reality, which can easily allow churches to have global presence and foster diversity and inclusiveness, is far more enabling than live-streaming, which numerous megachurches are currently using to conduct multi-site worship services. So are we going to see a rise of VR churches in the near future as the technology becomes cheaper and more accessible? “Attend a real church in virtual reality,” says the website of a VR church established by Los Angeles, California-based Pastor D.J. Soto and whose mission is “to explore and communicate God through virtual reality, augmented reality, and next-generation technologies.”
Soto, the owner of Sonata 7 Studios, LLC. which is a film production and virtual reality company, quit his job as a pastor at a branch of his local megachurch in Reading, Pennsylvania, a few years ago with a burden to reach out to people in unusual places. He and his wife even sold their home and most of their belongings and moved with their five young children into a 30-foot trailer. His journey soon took him to virtual reality as the vehicle of his dream. However, as Pastor Soto spoke about his vision with pastors and church planters, he realized that Christian ministers are not quite ready to try out this new technology, he tells Wired. READ MORE
|This Doctrine of Demons Is Rapidly Infecting the Church
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 05:56 AM PST
(By Loren. Sandford) A doctrine of demons has been circulating in the church in recent years that has been gaining increasing traction. Cloaked in robes of false righteousness and even claims of prophetic inspiration, but born in rebellion, it appeals to something in our culture that undermines and despises the leadership God has anointed and appointed. Wherever it goes, it weakens, divides and destroys. It’s the idea that because we are all equal, there should be no “hierarchy” of leaders in the body of Christ. Somehow, people have gotten the idea that the churches and ministries should be governed by a team of “co-equal” elders. Let
me begin by saying that everywhere I’ve seen this unbalanced and unbiblical philosophy applied, it has ultimately resulted in ministry failures, wounds and broken relationships. I realize that this doctrine of governance grew out of reactions to leaders who have led with domination and control or for self-exaltation, but the existence of abuses by leaders who missed the heart of God can never justify rejection of the kind of order Scripture actually mandates. Today, tragically, this unbiblical idea of church governance has gone beyond a reaction to abuses and has become an infection spreading into places where leadership has not been abusive or controlling. Good leaders are being diminished and dishonored. The body of Christ is being weakened. READ MORE
|Clergy Gather to ‘Bless’ Late-Term Abortion Facility, Claim Abortion Staff Work for God’s ‘Glory’
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 05:48 AM PST
Four clergy members who profess to be Christians and one rabbi gathered outside of a late-term abortion facility in Maryland on Monday to “bless” the location, which is run by notorious abortionist Leroy Carhart. “God of grace and God of glory, in whom we move and live,” prayed Carlton Veazey, president of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.,“… keep them safe and keep them strong. And may they always know that all that they do is for Thy glory.”
Cari Jackson, who is ordained in the United Church of Christ and also works with the Coalition, was likewise present at Wildwood Medical Center for the occasion. According to the Washington Post, which first broke the story, the clergy members sprinkled water in each room of the abortion facility, as well as in the parking lot. “We give honor to all of these women who choose to come to this space,” Jackson said. “We sanctify this space, and we honor this as holy.” READ MORE
|Who Built the Ancient Pyramids?
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 05:40 AM PST
(By Jeff Roberts) When it comes to the ancient pyramids of Giza or pyramids all over the globe for that matter many speculate as how the pyramids were built, who built them and what were they built for. I am going to keep the focus this article on the facts and not conjecture. Some people believe that the Egyptians built them others believe that an advanced civilization that no longer exists created them. Ideally, when I teach I prefer to allow others to come to their own conclusions rather than provide answers. As with any topic of this nature, I like to leave people with more questions than answers. I always use the original text in its original language as my go-to source.
The answer to our question today is found in what is known as the Gap Theory. Most biblical scholars talk about it in detail but unfortunately, most pastors don’t. So that Gap Theory goes something like this. In Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was (H1961) without form (H8414) and void (H922) and darkness (H2822) was on the face (H6440) of the deep (H8415) and God moved upon the face of the waters (H4325).” At first glance, there is nothing wrong with this verse right? Well, let’s take a look at what verse 2 says in Hebrew. The original scripture does not say the earth “was” without form and void. The Hebrew word verb used is “hayah” meaning became, to fall out, to come to pass to be done, finished or gone.
The term used without form is “tohuw” meaning vain, vanity, unreality, confusion, a place of chaos or unreal of idols. The word void is “bohuw” meaning superficial void waste or emptiness. Darkness is “choshek” which means the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness. The word for face is paniym which means presence or persons (as in plural) and the faces are those of man animal seraphim and cherubim. In addition for those that believe that this was clean fresh water that YHWH was hovering over the word for waters is “mayim”which means waters of danger or violence. It also means semen and urine. Getting that out of the way we can obviously see room for another civilization that could have existed before man was created.
So who built the Pyramids of Giza? It was not the Egyptians as they didn’t even have running water. Even today’s top engineers can’t even replicate this same at 1/5th of the scale. After thorough research, they were not used to bury their Kings, pharaohs or anyone else. They were buried close by. So they more or less maintained them. Mysteriously pyramids all across the world, are perfectly aligned with the stars light years away without a telescope. This would have required the help of the pre-flood “Watchers Class Angelic Beings/Gods Divine Counsel”. So what purpose did they serve? The pyramids were originally all gold plated and they were used for energy produced by scalar waves. Nicola Tesla rediscovered this about 150 years ago. These ancient pyramids yielded much more power than that of today’s nuclear power plants and the gold has since been removed by thieves. To be continued
|NYC School Cancels Father-Daughter Dance to Comply With New Gender Guidelines
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 05:32 AM PST
A Staten Island elementary school canceled its traditional father-daughter dance because of the Department of Education’s (DOE) new gender guidelines. PS 65 had the event scheduled for Friday, February 9, until the school’s parent-teacher association realized it would not comply with the Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Student Guidelines, which went into effect in March 2017.
The school’s PTA will reschedule a dance for kids and caregivers of any gender on March 2, according to the DOE. “Father-daughter dances inherently leave people out. Not just because of transgender status, just life in general,” said Jared Fox, the DOE’s LGBT community liaison. “These can be really uncomfortable and triggering events.” READ MORE