1 July 2017

DHS Cuts THESE Funds After THESE Organizations Aren’t Invited to the White House For Ramadan Officials from the White House administration declined to host a scheduled 2017 Islamic Iftar dinner as Presidents have done in the past. As well, they eliminated last year’s plans to help fund Islamic groups that former President Obama was associated with. This was made public on Friday when the Department of Homeland Security compiled and released a list of organizations that are receiving DHS funds to help prevent the creation of radical Islamic terrorists.

Trump Admin Won’t Defend Overtime Rule
President Donald Trump’s Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it would not defend an Obama-era rule that has doubled the salary threshold at which employers must provide overtime compensation to employees.

Dave Brat: 1st part of fix is Obamacare repeal
A key member of the House Freedom Caucus says the Senate health-care bill drifts too far towards the existing framework and that the smartest approach would be to repeal Obamacare and then get to work on a replacement, although he does not expect GOP leaders to choose that path.

Soldiers plead for release from ‘transgender training’
….“The duty of military officers is to appropriately lead and prepare their personnel to serve and protect. This ‘transgender’ directive undermines unit cohesion and preparedness. We also call upon Secretary of Defense Mattis to put an end to this Obama-inspired social engineering,” he said.

Eric Holder Sends Out Ominous Midnight Tweet to ‘Career FBI/DOJ Employees’
Former Attorney General, Eric ‘Fast N Furious’ Holder sent out a late night, ominous tweet to the ‘career men & women at the DOJ/FBI’: “your actions and integrity will be unfairly questioned. Be prepared, be strong. Duty. Honor. Country.” After an 8 year crime spree, also known as the Obama administration, it’s a little difficult to tell who Eric Holderis warning.

Turkey’s power-play in Qatar leads to warmer relations with Iran
On June 17th the Iranian ambassador to Turkey said that Tehran wanted to cooperate with Turkey in the struggle against terrorism. According to a report at the Daily Sabah Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian Fard was asked if his country views Kurdish groups in Syria, the People’s Protection Units and Democratic Union Party, as terrorists, the way Ankara does. “[Iran] describes the PKK, the PYD and the YPG to be terrorist groups,” the ambassador said.

Israeli-Indian ties reach new heights
When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives on Tuesday for the first-ever visit to the country by an Indian prime minister, it will mark the apex of a century-old relationship that has plodded forward in fits and starts, despite domestic Indian impediments, ideological misunderstandings, and Cold War considerations.

IDF strikes target in Syria in retaliation for spillover
The Israeli Air Force struck an Syrian regime position in the Golan Heights on Friday in retaliation for a projectile that landed earlier In Israeli territory. The projectile which landed in open territory in the northern Ramat HaGolan caused no damage or injuries. It is believed to be spillover from the fighting between the Assad regime and rebel groups fighting near the town of New Quneitra close to the Israeli border.

Xi Jinping warns Hong Kong over sovereignty ‘red line’
Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned against “impermissible” challenges to Beijing’s authority over Hong Kong. Mr Xi was speaking at the swearing-in of the territory’s new leader Carrie Lam, as it marks 20 years since its handover to China from Britain. He took part in a series of lavish events, including a flag-raising ceremony, amid tight police security.

Lebanon refugee camps hit by five suicide bombers
Five militants have blown themselves up during a raid by Lebanese troops on refugee camps near the Syrian border, Lebanon’s army said. A young girl was killed and three soldiers wounded by the blasts. Four others were hurt when an attacker threw a hand grenade, the army said. It happened during an operation to search for militants and weapons in an area near the town of Arsal.

Trump to Senate Republicans: kill Obamacare now, replace later
U.S. President Donald Trump urged Republican senators in a tweet on Friday to repeal Obamacare immediately if they cannot agree on a new plan to replace it, muddying the waters as congressional leaders struggle for consensus on healthcare legislation. Senate Republican leaders had set Friday as the target for rewriting legislation for a simultaneous repeal and replacement of extensive parts of the 2010 Affordable Care Act…

Pope shakes up Vatican by replacing conservative doctrinal chief
In a major shake up of the Vatican’s administration on Saturday, Pope Francis replaced Catholicism’s top theologian, a conservative German cardinal who has been at odds with the pontiff’s vision of a more inclusive Church. A brief Vatican statement said Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller’s five-year mandate as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a key department charged with defending Catholic doctrine, would not be renewed.

New Chinese Navy Destroyer Can Best Japan, India And Maybe The United States
The expansion of China’s military is no secret. Beijing raised the People’s Liberation Army budget by 7% this year, typical of its annual increases. Late last year it floated one aircraft carrier into the open Pacific and in April unveiled a domestically built aircraft carrier, its second in the fleet. On Wednesday the PLA navy announced it had finished work on a destroyer warship that can displace 10,000 tons, according to the state-run China Daily news website.

Trump “Overrules” Cabinet, Prepares To Unleash Global Trade War
In what may be one of the “most consequential and contentious” decisions about to be announced by Donald Trump, with the political world distracted by Trump’s media wars, Axios reports that Trump – defying virtually all his Wall Street advisors – is set to launch a global trade war.

Dakota Drought Sparks Biggest Spring Wheat Price Spike In 7 Years
“Basically, the crop is burning up…”

A Deadly Brain-Invading Worm Is Disturbingly Widespread in Florida
Scientists in Florida have found traces of rat lungworm in five counties, bolstering the idea that this potentially fatal parasite may be expanding its geographical range on account of…you guessed it….climate change.

US slams Damascus as chemical weapons monitor says sarin used in April Syria a
….An estimated 74 to 100 or more civilians were killed and hundreds were injured in the attack, according to various reports. Washington rushed to blame Damascus based on open-source intelligence…Damascus strongly denied responsibility for the April 4 incident. It said it did not possess or use chemical weapons, and that the Syrian Air Force destroyed a facility where the militants apparently stored nerve gas.

The World Is Now $217,000,000,000,000 In Debt And The Global Elite Like It That Way
“The borrower is the servant of the lender, and through the mechanism of government debt virtually the entire planet has become the servants of the global money changers. ..”