18 Jan 2019

Pastor ousted after preaching that ‘love warns’
A California pastor lost his church earlier this month when the congregation took issue with him for standing on biblical truth about homosexuality. Pastor Justin Hoke had a straightforward and blunt message for the northern California community of Yreka. The message board outside his church read: “Bruce Jenner is still a man. Homosexuality is still sin. The culture may change. The Bible does not.” “We’ve not been left here, beloved, to hide our light under a basket, to hide our light under a bed. Love warns. It is hatred, it is selfishness which conceals truth.”

Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for foreign trip, after call for State of the Union delay
President Trump on Thursday abruptly denied military aircraft to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a foreign trip just minutes before the congressional delegation was set to depart, in a stunning decision that followed her call to delay the State of the Union address amid the government shutdown. In a curt letter, Trump said her trip has been “postponed.” “Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed.

U.S. crude gains, slowing global economy challenge oil market in 2019: IEA
U.S. oil production growth combined with a slowing global economy will put oil prices under downward pressure in 2019, challenging OPEC’s resolve to support the market with output cuts, the International Energy Agency said on Friday.

The Man Who Banned Guns in Chicago Had 23 of Them
Burke, an Obama and Blagojevich ally, and the godfather of Chicago politics (dubbed its real mayor), hated and loved guns at the same time. He had nearly as many guns as he had gun control bills. When the FBI raided the offices of the powerful Chicago Democrat, they found 23 guns. That’s a lot of guns for one man. Especially for a man who had worked hard to ban handguns in Chicago. And Burke wasn’t the only gun control politician to pull this scam. he lived in a Democrat world in which the laws don’t apply to aldermen, only to the little people.

Will Turkey Invade Northeast Syria?
The announcement by US President Donald Trump on December 19 of his intention to rapidly withdraw US forces from eastern Syria led to expectations of a rapid move by Turkish forces into all or part of the area currently controlled by the US-aligned, Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces.

Report: US won’t intervene if Israel attacks in Iraq
The United States has told Iraq that it will not intervene if Israel attacks Iranian targets in the country, Russia Today’s Arabic-language news service reported on Thursday. The network, which cited an unnamed Iraqi government official, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo conveyed the message during his meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad last week.

Twin Terrorist Attacks in Syria and Kenya Show Islamist Extremism Alive and Well
Twin terrorist attacks – one in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, and the other in northern Syria showed that despite counter claims, Islamist terrorism is alive and well.

IDF demolishes home of terrorist who killed Ari Fuld
The IDF on Friday morning demolished the home of Khalil Jabarin, the Palestinian teenager who stabbed Ari Fuld to death four months ago in the West Bank. The apartment belonging to the family of 17-year-old Khalil Yusef Ali Jabarin in the West Bank town of Yatta, was located on the top floor of a three-story building and according to Palestinian news agency Maan was demolished by explosives.

Report: U.S. will not intervene if IDF attacks Shi’ite militias in Iraq
The United States reportedly said it would not intervene if Israel were to bomb Shi’ite militias in Iraq. A source in the Iraqi government told the Arabic RT network, a Russian television network, on Thursday that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had informed Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi that Washington would not intervene if Israel bombed bases belonging to Shi’ite militias in Iraq.

Australia swelters through record-breaking heatwave
Australia has just sweltered through at least five of its 10 warmest days on record, authorities estimate. An extreme heatwave has afflicted the nation since Saturday, causing wildlife deaths, bushfires and an increase in hospital admissions. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said preliminary readings showed daily national temperature highs of 40C.

Brexit: High-profile Germans plead with UK to stay in EU
Leading German figures have written to the UK asking it to stay in the EU. The letter, published in the Times, is signed by 31 people, including the leader of the Christian Democratic Union – and likely successor to Angela Merkel – Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann. They cited post-work pints and pantomime as beloved British habits.

The Brave New World of Surveillance Capitalism
Certain radical critiques of capitalism posit that it must necessarily monetize everything in time. The basic argument is that capitalism inherently requires infinite economic growth to function properly, but we are in a world of finite resources. As traditional resources used to feed the furnace are exhausted…human thoughts and relationships are already in the advanced stages of monetization.

Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night
Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one. The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and brighter than usual — a supermoon. “This one is particularly good,” said Rice University astrophysicist Patrick Hartigan.

Snowstorms to be followed by Arctic outbreak in eastern half of nation
Following a pair of snowstorms into this weekend, the coldest air so far this winter season has its sights set on the eastern half of the nation. The second in this pair of snowstorms will bring heavy snow and, in some cases, blizzard conditions, to the central Plains and Midwest from Friday into Saturday before impacting the mid-Atlantic and Northeast this weekend.

Massive blizzard impacting California mountains, Up to 100 inches of snow possible
A large storm is coming ashore on the California coast and it’s bringing flooding rains and heavy mountain snow. Above 5,000 feet, the snow is being measured in feet. Multiple feet. Blizzard and Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for those areas expected to receive 80-100″ of snow from the time the snow started yesterday through Thursday evening.

Japan increasingly turning to Israel for high-tech solutions
Japan is turning increasingly to Israel for technological solutions in a bid to collaborate on innovative new business projects, industry experts and officials revealed. Hoping to remain at the forefront of the competition, Japanese investors, government agencies and senior members of the private sector are shifting resources more and more outward towards international business opportunities.

New US Intelligence Study: China “Already Leads The World” In Key Weapons Technologies
China “already leads the world” in key defense tech areas, says bombshell intelligence study.

Leaked Trump Peace Plan includes ripping a large part of the country away from the Jewish people…including its Capital of Jerusalem
US President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century,” expected to be rolled out after the elections on April 9, will include a Palestinian state on 85-90% of the West Bank and the division of Jerusalem, according to a Channel 13 News report.

California Says More Babies Must be Killed in Abortions Because Giving Birth Costs Too Much
Earlier this week a California judge issued an order blocking President Trump’s new rules protecting Americans from having to pay for drugs and devices that may cause abortions. The ruling concerns the Obama mandate within Obamacare that forces Americans to pay for contraception, including drugs that can cause abortion that violate the consciences of a majority of Americans.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION deals humiliating blow to the European Union by secretly downgrading its diplomatic status in the U.S.
FOX News (h/t MC) President Trump has angered European Union officials by downgrading the E.U. delegation to Washington’s diplomatic status — and not telling them. The move by the State Department, reported by Germany’s Deutsche Welle, downgraded the E.U.’s Washington delegation from member state to international organization.

245 Million Christians Facing ‘Extreme’ Persecution Worldwide – Can You Guess By Who?
 North Korea remains at the top of a list of 50 countries where at least 245 million Christians are facing “extreme persecution” this year, up 14 percent from 215 million at the beginning of 2018, the World Wide Watch List (WWL) released on Wednesday by Open Doors, a group that monitors the mistreatment of Christ followers, revealed.

WATCH: Pro-Life Activist Left Bloody Outside Abortion Clinic After Saying ‘Jesus Loves You’
Last week, a pro-life activist was assaulted by a man outside an abortion clinic in Fort Worth, Texas after saying “Jesus loves you.”

250 Illegal Immigrants Detained in New Mexico After Border Crossing
Border patrol agents have confirmed the arrest of 247 illegal immigrants – some in need of medical care – who turned themselves in after attempting to cross the border early Wednesday.

Trump Tells Pelosi Her Trips Are Postponed Due To Shutdown Unless She Flies Commercial
“I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed.”