5 Jun 2019

‘As In the Days of Noah’
A short time ago, my wife and I were having lunch in a small restaurant on a Sunday, and nearby was a lady pastor, dressed in black clergy garb and collar. She was sitting with several couples around a large round table. It appeared this was a group from her church, having lunch after their service. As they ate, there was a lively discussion about “fundamentalist” Christians, and how deluded they are…. she was instilling doubt in the minds of her flock — doubt that the Bible could be trusted, and more than that, she was actually holding Biblical Scripture up for open mockery and ridicule …

Report: Hamas Replenished Rocket Supply, 10,000 Rockets Stockpiled
A media report cited Israeli security officials as saying that terrorist groups in Gaza have replenished their supplies of rockets and now have approximately 10,000 rockets ready to be fired at Israel. Last month, almost 700 rockets were launched at Israel, killing four and landing as far away as Beersheba.

Suicidal Man, Stopped by a Good Samaritan, Just Got Baptized!
Because a Believer named Collin chose to listen to God’s voice, and act, he was able to physically save a young man from ending his life,…

SOLAR MINIMUM CONDITIONS ARE IN EFFECT
The sun has been without spots for 16 consecutive days–a sign that Solar Minimum is underway. Many people think Solar Minimum is uninteresting. Not so. This phase of the solar cycle brings extra cosmic rays, long-lasting holes in the sun’s atmosphere, and a possible surplus of noctilucent clouds.

America’s social fabric is fraying at the seams
From afar America looks in decline. Not its military strength nor its economy, but its social fabric. The founders established a democracy albeit with some reservations. The debate then about whether the population has the wherewithal to support a real democracy seems prescient. A quick reading of the news, tweets, and comments by government leaders proves the point.

House Dems Pass Mass Amnesty Bill
House Democrats voted 237-187 Tuesday to pass a bill that, if entered into law, would grant amnesty to an estimated 2.5 million illegally resident people. They also blocked a proposed change to the bill from Republicans, which could have helped reduce illegal immigration by funding border crisis relief to the tune of $4.5 billion.

Internet shutdowns don’t make anyone safer
Around the world, governments are hitting on a modish new idea: Turn the internet off. Sometimes they mean it literally. Methods vary, but the trend is clear enough. Countries are increasingly ordering telecoms and other companies to block network access, shut down messaging services, or otherwise restrict digital applications or websites, usually citing public order or national-security concerns. In extreme cases, internet access can be “blacked out” entirely. Worldwide, such shutdowns rose to 188 last year, up from 75 in 2016. Expect that regrettable figure to rise.

Bill to legalize assisted suicide in Maine goes to governor
The Maine Legislature voted Tuesday to legalize assisted suicide, with supporters declaring it in line with the state’s tradition of individualism and opponents insisting the practice tempts fate. The bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who has 10 days to act on the bill and has not indicated whether she will let it become law. Her office said she has not yet taken a position.

Pentagon Instructed to Rebuild Missile Stockpile Due to China
With China ramping up their military forces, Congress has instructed the Pentagon to rebuild America’s stockpile of missiles. Actually, the instructions to the Pentagon came from the Republican controlled Senate Committee on Armed Services and not from the Democrat controlled House. Washington Examiner – Congress wants Pentagon to rebuild stockpile and close the China missile gap – The United States needs more production lines making more missiles.

Judicial Watch: New Strzok-Page Emails Reveal FBI Gave Special Treatment to Hillary Clinton’s Demands for Email Investigation Information Just Before Election
Judicial Watch announced today it received 218 pages of disgraced former FBI officials Peter Strzok-Lisa Page emails which show then-FBI General Counsel James Baker instructing FBI officials to expedite the release of FBI investigative material to Hillary Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall in August 2016. Kendall and the FBI’s top lawyer discussed specifically quickly obtaining the “302” report of the FBI/DOJ interview of Mrs. Clinton. The emails also show the FBI failed to document at least four interviews of witnesses in the Clinton email investigation.

ABC raid: Australia police search headquarters of public broadcaster
Police have raided the Sydney headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC), in a second day of searches targeting journalists. Officers arrived at the public broadcaster with search warrants naming two reporters and the news director. The ABC has protested over the raid. The police action is related to articles about alleged misconduct by Australian forces in Afghanistan.

Prague anti-PM protest ‘biggest since end of communism’
Tens of thousands of people have protested in the Czech capital, Prague, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis, who is accused of fraudulent use of EU subsidies. Organisers said as many as 120,000 were attending Tuesday’s rally. If confirmed that would make it the biggest since the fall of communism during the 1989 Velvet Revolution.

US bans cruise ship travel to Cuba amid new restrictions
The US has announced a new ban on travel to Cuba for American group tours as well as cruise ships journeying to the island. The move, which was announced by Trump administration officials, intends to roll back a US-Cuba thaw that began under President Barack Obama. It is unclear exactly how the rules, which take effect on Wednesday, will impact travel to the island nation.

Islamic State claims deadly attack in east Congo’s Ebola zone
Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a deadly overnight attack in an area of eastern Congo hit by an Ebola epidemic, although its account of the violence differed from local reports. The deputy mayor of Beni in the eastern Democratic of Congo said 13 civilians were killed late on Monday in an attack by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) – a group thought to be linked to Islamic State.

Internet shutdowns don’t make anyone safer
Around the world, governments are hitting on a modish new idea: Turn the internet off. Sometimes they mean it literally. Methods vary, but the trend is clear enough. Countries are increasingly ordering telecoms and other companies to block network access, shut down messaging services, or otherwise restrict digital applications or websites, usually citing public order or national-security concerns.

Sexually transmitted superbug warning as infections soar 26% in a year
Gonorrhoea diagnoses in England have risen to their highest level for 40 years and jumped 26 per cent since 2017, sparking warnings from health chiefs about the threat from drug resistant strains. Public Health England figures show there were 447,694 sexually transmitted infections diagnosed in 2018, a rise of 5 per cent in a year.

NWS: Heavy rain expected to hit Houston during rush hour, continue into Thursday
UPDATE (6:23 p.m.): As Harris County prepares for heavy rain, the Houston Fire Department deployed its new water strike team for possible flooding rescues. In a news release Tuesday, officials with the department said it would staff nine high-water rescue vehicles across the region, with four of the tall trucks in each quadrant of the city, and the five remaining vehicles to be deployed as needed.

Bill to legalize assisted suicide in Maine goes to governor
The Maine Legislature voted Tuesday to legalize assisted suicide, with supporters declaring it in line with the state’s tradition of individualism and opponents insisting the practice tempts fate. The bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who has 10 days to act on the bill and has not indicated whether she will let it become law. Her office said she has not yet taken a position.

China encourages social credit incentives
China’s top economic planner has issued guidelines over introducing incentives to reward role models in the evolving social credit system. The new guidelines by National Development and Reform Commission have specified the standards by which to evaluate if a person should be considered a role model in regards to creditworthiness. They include 15 preferential policies to be enjoyed by those who make the role-model list.

Israel expects U.S.-mediated Lebanese sea border talks in weeks
Israel expects to launch U.S.-mediated talks within weeks with Lebanon on setting their maritime border, a senior Israeli official said Tuesday, naming a UN peacekeeper compound in southern Lebanon as a possible venue. Lebanon has not commented publicly on whether it would attend talks or on any possible timeline.

Sources say U.S. seeks Russian support on Iran at key Israel meeting
The United States believes Russia may be more amenable than in the past to addressing U.S. and Israeli concerns about Iran’s influence, including in Syria, when national security leaders meet in Jerusalem this month, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. The United States announced last week that John Bolton, White House national security adviser, would meet his Israeli and Russian counterparts in Jerusalem in June.

Report: Gaza terror groups have some 10,000 rockets stockpiled
Militant factions in the Gaza Strip have restocked their supply of rockets to the same quantities they had before unloading in the last round of cross-border fighting with Israel… In last month’s deadly flare-up, Palestinian militants fired more than 700 rockets into Israel, killing four Israeli civilians, the first Israeli fatalities from rocket fire since the 50-day war in 2014, known in Israel as Operation Protective Edge.

Environmentalism: Evidence Suggests it Was Always and Only About Achieving World Government
It is common sense to protect our environment, but what has occurred for 50 years is exploitation of that idea for a socialist agenda. We wasted 50 years believing that humans are not natural, and everything they do is destructive. We wasted and continue to waste trillions of dollars on unnecessary policies and useless technologies, all based on false assumptions, pseudoscience, and emotional bullying.

Arkansas losing over $20M a day from record flooding as residents brace for water to keep rising
Weeks of heavy rainfall in the Midwest have led to relentless flooding along the Arkansas River, inundating communities, tearing through levees and dams, prompting flash flood warnings and evacuations. But as the Arkansas River in Oklahoma begins to recede, the situation in Arkansas is about to worsen.

Lake Erie breaks all-time high water record
Lake Erie last month broke its all-time high water record, set in 1986.

Euthanasia: Teen legally euthanised after suffering rape as a child
Noa Pothoven, 17, has been legally euthanised in the Netherlands, saying the pain she was dealing with after a childhood rape was “insufferable”.

YouTube’s Recommendations Sends Videos of Children to Pedophiles
YouTube’s automated video recommendation system has been allowing otherwise innocent videos of children to be categorized with those preferred by pedophiles, says a report at the New York Times.

Judicial Watch: The Russia Hoax “Rests Entirely on Mr. Obama and His Administration… Let’s Get Obama Under Oath!” (VIDEO)
The Gateway Pundit reported in February 2018 that a text message was released reportedly from corrupt FBI lovers and former Mueller investigators that implicates former President Barack Obama as being involved in the spygate scandal…

Tucker Says ‘Skin Color Is The Central Motivation’ For Brutal South African Killings
Tucker Carlson lit the New York Times ablaze Monday night after one of its own interview subjects was murdered in a racially motivated attack in South Africa.

Key Mueller figure George Nader charged with transporting child porn
George Nader, a Lebanese American businessman with links to associates of President Trump, has been arrested on a charge of transporting child pornography.

Rats at the police station, filth on L.A. streets — scenes from the collapse of a city that’s lost control
The good news is that two trash-strewn downtown Los Angeles streets I wrote about last week were cleaned up by city work crews and have been kept that way, as of this writing. The bad news is that I didn’t have to travel far to find more streets just as badly fouled by filthy mounds of junk and stinking, rotting food.

Pope Francis Authorizes Major Change In ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ Removing ‘Lead Us Not Into Temptation’ Because He Doesn’t Understand What It Means
First of all, this ‘breaking news’ is really more of a non-starter, Pope Francis did not “change the Bible’ for he has no power to do that. What he changed was the Italian Missal which is not Bible and is only used in the Roman Catholic mass, so it’s not even Christian it’s Catholic. Pope Francis changed the wording in The Lord’s Prayer from “And lead us not into temptation” into the meaningless “do not let us fall/be abandoned into temptation.” Why would he do this? Well, for one, Francis has no understanding of the Bible in either Testament, that’s why.