4 Aug 2017

Most Christians Miss The Mark When It Comes To A Biblical Worldview
After analyzing the survey data, the ACFI concluded that only 30% of the born-again population (which is itself 30% of the total) hold Biblical beliefs and the rest claim an odd mixture of other concepts.

Taylor Force act passes Senate hurdle, on path to become law
the Taylor Force Act would compel the State Department to cut off funding to the PA over its “martyr” compensation scheme, which offers monthly stipends to the families of convicted assailants relative to the lengths of their sentences. But new language added to the bill “spells out the steps by which payments to the PA could resume,” said the office of Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, who authored the legislation.

‘By no means for peace’: China accuses India of massing troops & supplies amid border dispute
India is creating infrastructure and deploying a large number of troops on its side of the border at the disputed area in the Himalayas, China’s foreign ministry has said, adding, that New Delhi’s actions indicate it’s not interested in a peaceful resolution of the standoff.

Global refiners brace themselves as China cements its oil market dominance
For the first time, China imported more crude oil in the first half of the year than the U.S., government statistics showed. China averaged 8.55 million barrels per day (bpd) versus 8.12 million bpd in the U.S., a trend that is expected to last. The shift highlights the change in the center of gravity in global oil markets from West to East. Chinese state-run oil trader Unipec is now the world’s biggest physical oil trader. By drawing more of the world’s oil to its shores, China, the second-biggest oil consumer after the U.S., will play a crucial role in setting the global price of the commodity, especially as the crude futures market in Shanghai develops.

Muslim to U.S. judge: ‘Allah will reward me, punish you’
The judge issued a 20-year prison sentence, but McNeil defiantly told Polster it was of no concern to him, Cleveland.com reported. “Nothing you did today even matters,” McNeil said. “Jihad will continue until the day of judgment. And that’s a promise from Allah. “It’s not going to change. It’s not going to stop. Neither of them are. My commission of Allah is not going to stop. So this is meaningless. I’ll be rewarded for what I do. You’ll be punished for what you do. I’m fine with that. You’re fine with that.” McNeil concluded: “So we’ll wait for the punishment of Allah to afflict you, either by himself or through the hands of the Muslims, and then we’ll see. Inshallah.”

WATCH: Israeli-made system aims to make the IED threat history
After three years of development, Israel Aerospace Industries has begun testing its Counter Improvised Explosive Device and Mine Suite mobile system. The system can identify, locate and destroy improvised explosive devices and mines before troops even reach them. According to project manager Reuven Y., the system,…not yet operational, “is a new concept that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world. It is a breakthrough technology against IEDs.”

Plans nixed for would-be Sydney synagogue over ‘security concerns’
A court’s decision to refuse an application to build a new synagogue in Sydney, Australia, due to security concerns, came as a “surprise and shock,” the Chabad rabbi of the Bondi Beach community said… The Land and Environment Court ruled on Wednesday against an appeal by Chabad group, Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe, against Waverley Council’s refusal of plans to demolish tennis courts to construct a new synagogue due to security concerns.

Trump: US-Russia relations are at ‘dangerous low’
US President Donald Trump says his country’s relationship with Russia is at a “dangerous low”, amid a feud with Congress over new sanctions imposed against Moscow. Mr Trump approved the measure on Wednesday, despite calling it “flawed”. Russia said the new sanctions were tantamount to declaring a “full-scale trade war”.

Marijuana company buys entire US town to create ‘cannabis-friendly municipality’
A company which makes cannabis products has bought an entire town in California and plans to turn it into a “destination” for marijuana. American Green has agreed a deal to buy the town of Nipton for $5m (£3.8m). The company will own 120 acres of land, which includes a school building, a hotel, mineral baths and a general store.

‘All the roadways look like a lake’: Drivers trapped, roadways closed after knee-high flooding in Acton
Heavy summer rain and thunderstorms continued to pound Los Angeles County on Thursday evening, leaving drivers trapped in their cars on flooded roadways in Acton and Metrolink train commuters scrambling to find a ride home…“All the roadways look like a lake,” said Sheriff’s Lt. Anthony Gunn, warning commuters to avoid attempting to drive through moving water.

‘Trump is on the knife edge of DEATH’ North Korea demands SURRENDER from US
Kim Jong-un launched the thinly veiled threat in the wake of its latest ICBM test as tensions reach breaking point between Pyongyang and Washington. North Korea’s state media declared the US was sitting on the “knife edge of life and death” as it appeared to threaten nuclear war. The White House led the world in condemning Pyongyang’s unstoppable quest of nuclear weapons, amid fears their new missiles can strike the continental US.

More than 20,000 attend Jerusalem gay pride parade
More than 22,000 people attended Thursday’s gay pride parade in Jerusalem. Thousands of people gathered in the Liberty Bell Park, as police and security forces blocked nearby streets in preparation for a large turnout.

At Trump rally, West Virginia governor switches parties
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, standing next to President Donald Trump at a rally on Thursday night, announced that he was changing political parties, ditching the Democrats and joining Trump’s Republicans. “I can’t help you anymore being a Democrat governor,” Justice told the crowd. “So tomorrow I will be changing my registration to Republican,” he said to loud cheers.

Trump administration moves to make tougher U.S. visa vetting permanent
The Trump administration moved on Thursday to make permanent a new questionnaire that asks some U.S. visa applicants to provide their social media handles and detailed biographical and travel history, according to a public notice…A State Department official declined to provide data on how many times the form had been used or which nationalities had been asked to fill it out since May…

Rick Perry Likens Trump to King David as ‘Chosen Man of God’
…”I tell people from time to time . . . you know the good lord used King David the best I can tell, King David wasn’t perfect either. But he was the chosen man of God. Let’s go make America great again.”

Half Of Detroit’s Mayoral Candidates Are Felons
Half of the candidates running in next Tuesday’s mayoral primary – the first since the city emerged from Bankruptcy protection in 2014 – have felony convictions on their records.

DNC Fraud Suit Attorney Seeks PROTECTION Order After 3 Attorneys Associated With Wasserman Found Dead
Three high profile attorneys have been found dead in Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Florida district in the last two weeks, prompting the plaintiff in the massive DNC fraud lawsuit being held in Florida to request protection from the court for the plaintiffs, their witnesses and their families, Your News Wire reports.

Russia Sanctions And The Coming Crackdown On Americans
“… in my reading of the new Russia sanctions bill just signed by President Trump,there is a measure opening the door to a US government crackdown on some of the non-mainstream media…”

‘Inconvenient’ – Al Gore’s Home Devours 34 Times More Electricity Than Average U.S. Household
Gore’s hypocritical home energy use and “do as I say not as I do” lifestyle has plunged to embarrassing new depths.

Obama was great for the gun business — and Trump’s been terrible
The Obama years were a great time for the gun business. But since the election of Donald Trump as president and the resulting decline in fears over increased gun regulation, sales in the industry have plummeted. On Thursday, shares of gunmaker Sturm, Ruger & Co. (RGR) were down as much as 9% after reporting results Wednesday afternoon that missed expectations. In the second quarter, sales for the company were down 22% against the same period last year while profits fell 53%.