11 Jan 2020

PRAISE GOD! President Trump Pledges to Restore Prayer in School
President Trump announced at a campaign rally in Miami that he will take action to restore prayer in public schools. “Very soon I’ll be taking action to safeguard students and teachers’ First Amendment rights to pray in our schools,” Trump said. “They want to take that right along with many other ones.”

Iran admits: Ukrainian plane brought down because of ‘human error’
Iran said on Saturday its military had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard, saying air defenses were fired in error while on high alert in the tense aftermath of Iranian missile strikes on US targets in Iraq. Iran had previously vigorously denied bringing the plane down. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who until Saturday kept silent about the crash, said information should be made public.

Taiwan election: Tsai bids for second term against contender Han
Polls have closed in Taiwan’s presidential election, whose outcome will shape the island’s relationship with China. Tsai Ing-wen, running for a second term, favours the status quo, and does not want closer ties with Beijing. Meanwhile, her main rival, Han Kuo-yu, promises to ease tensions with China.

Sultan Qaboos of Oman, Arab world’s longest-serving ruler, dies aged 79
Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman, the Arab world’s longest-serving ruler, has died aged 79. The sultan deposed his father in a bloodless coup with British support in 1970 and set Oman on a path to development, using its oil wealth. Widely regarded as popular, he was also an absolute monarch and any dissenting voices were silenced.

Texas governor to reject new refugees under Trump order
The Republican governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has said the state will not accept new refugees under the US government’s resettlement programme. The decision means Texas will become the first state known to do so. Last year US President Donald Trump signed an executive order allowing states to opt out of the programme.

White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban
The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries amid a renewed election-year focus on immigration by President Donald Trump, according to six people familiar with the deliberations. A document outlining the plans — timed to coincide with the third anniversary of Trump’s January 2017 executive order — has been circulating the White House.

Magnitude 6 shock rocks quake-stunned Puerto Rico
A magnitude 6.0 quake shook Puerto Rico on Saturday, causing further damage along the island’s southern coast… The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit 8 miles (13 kilometers) south of Indios at a shallow depth of 6 miles (10 kilometers). Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority said outages were reported across much of southern Puerto Rico and crews were assessing possible damage at power plants.

Trump administration refuses to heed Iraq’s call for troop withdrawal
The Trump administration refused…to recognize Iraq’s call to withdraw all U.S. troops, saying…any discussion with Baghdad would center on whatever force size…is sufficient to achieve its goals there. “At this time, any delegation sent to Iraq would be dedicated to discussing how best to recommit to our strategic partnership – not to discuss troop withdrawal,” the State Department said.

U.S., China agree to have semi-annual talks aimed a reforms, resolving disputes: WSJ
The United States and China have agreed to having semi-annual talks aimed at pushing for reforms in both countries and resolving disputes… The negotiations will be announced on Jan. 15 as part of the signing of a Phase 1 trade deal between the U.S. and China, but will be separate from any second-phase trade negotiations…

Egyptian restores historic synagogue, but few Jews remain
Egypt reopened a historic synagogue on Friday in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria after a yearslong government renovation. But only a handful of Jews remain from Egypt’s once-thriving community, most of them elderly. The country’s Jews largely left more than 60 years ago amid the hostilities between Egypt and Israel.

Israel breaks 51-year-old rainfall record, historic flooding claims 7 lives
Torrential downpours in northern Israel have broken a 51-year-old rainfall record within a two-week period… An average of 350 and 400 mm (14 to 16 inches) of rain had been accumulated since December 25, 2019– the highest amount measured in two-week time since January 1969. Several areas received rainfall amounts in days that surpassed the average for a month and a season. 7 people have been killed.

Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano had a spectacular eruption this week
The active volcano Popocatépetl – just 43 miles (70 km) southeast of Mexico City, and visible from there when atmospheric conditions permit – erupted Thursday morning, January 9, 2020, spewing ash high into the air and oozing lava.

Development in Drone Swarm Mystery: Sheriff Releases ‘Command Vehicle’ Description
Authorities working to crack the case of mysterious swarms of drones in the central United States are now taking a new approach — they’re searching for a command vehicle. The Phillips County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado made the announcement Monday, revealing that the case now has its own task force comprised of local, state and federal officials.

Largest rocket since Apollo rolls out
The first of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) deep space exploration rockets is on the move as it rolled out of the space agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans on January 8, 2020. The Boeing-built SLS Core Stage was put on the Pegasus barge to make its voyage downriver to the Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi for hot-fire tests before delivery to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The SLS is the largest rockets to fly since the Moon landings and will even outclass the legendary Saturn V.

The Methodist Split – A Warning For All Churches
On Friday, representatives of the United Methodist Church tentatively agreed on a proposal that would split the nation’s second largest Protestant denomination over “fundamental differences” regarding the “interpretation of Scripture, theology, and practice.” Thus, every Bible-believing pastor and congregation will have to make a conscious and public decision. Will they remain committed to their theologically conservative convictions or will they compromise?

240 000 urged to flee Victoria as scorching temperatures and erratic winds worsen bushfires, Australia
Australian authorities urged 240 000 people to evacuate Victoria on Friday, January 10, 2020, as blazing temperatures and erratic winds fan massive bushfires. As of January 8, the fires have raged through 10.7 million ha (26 million acres) of land, destroyed over 5 900 buildings and claimed at least 28 lives.

Wildfire Jihad: Muslims in Australia Among Nearly 200 Arsonists Who Set Fires
….We might not know the makeup of all of the arsonists, but we do know that some were Muslim and we know that this is taken right from the Muslim playbook.

Heavy snow blankets Saudi Arabian NW province of Tabuk, Lebanon and Syria
Residents of the Saudi Arabian northwestern province of Tabuk took to social media to share stunning scenes of heavy snow. During the same period, severe weather struck parts of the Middle East, with rain in the UAE, hailstorms in Alexandria, Egypt and rain and snowstorms in Lebanon and Syria.

Widespread destruction, 41 people dead after heavy rains hit Angola
Torrential rains affecting Angola since January 3, 2020, caused widespread destruction and left at least 41 people dead. According to Interior Minister Eugenio Laborinho, capital city Luanda is among the worst-hit areas.

Icy roads impact travel ahead of major multi-hazard storm, snow, and damaging winds across central U.S.
A large multi-hazard storm is forecast to pound the central US, particularly the Plains and Midwest starting Friday, January 10, 2020. The storm will shift to the East Coast by early Sunday, January 12.

William Barr: Congress has to pass a bill to restrict fentanyl ? and save lives
While the political circus drags on inside the Beltway, Congress is sitting on critical legislation needed to deal with the deadliest opioid fueling the nation’s drug overdose crisis.

Police: Man ‘Looking for Someone to Kill’ Hits Veteran with Car
A Florida man killed a 75-year-old veteran with his car Thursday, just to see what it would be like to end someone’s life.

Did Russian Warship ‘Aggressively Approach’ US Destroyer In Arabian Sea Yesterday In A Show Of Support For Iran And Their Conflict With America?
Imagine if the United States actually did enter into a war with Iran, I am sure you can see it in your mind’s eye.

The Normalization Of Pedophilia By Liberals Is Happening Right Now With One California University Already Teaching That To Their Students
Very quietly over the past few years the Social Justice Left has been working and lobbying to change the classification of pedophilia from a deviant mental sickness to a sexual orientation. Here at NTEB we have been warning you about this for some time. And for those of you who think this type of leap is impossible, remember this.

No Mistake: Iran FIRED TWO MISSILES at Passenger Jet Killing All 176 Civilians on Board
It’s taken the media days to catch up and reluctantly report on what Geller Report reported the day of the crash, that Iran shot down that passenger plane. In their haste to cover for their jihad cause du jour, they insist it was a mistake. It wasn’t. The idea that Iran mistook flight 737 for a US military plane is absurd on its face. There are no Us military planes at Tehran airport.

College Professor Says Iran Should Target 52 Sites In America — PROMPTLY GETS FIRED
After President Trump took out Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force and the world’s No. 1 terrorist, he sent a message to the nation’s leaders via Twitter.

Dogs help save koalas in Australian wildfires
Rescuers in Australia are using dogs to save koalas as fires ravage parts of the country.  The owner of TATE Animal Training Enterprises, which trains dogs on how to find threatened species, told ABC News his team of canines has rescued dozens of koalas.

Vermont Is Trying To Pass A Bill That Would Make It Illegal For Anyone Under The Age Of 21 To Use Or Possess A Cell Phone Or Mobile Device
Liberals are a funny sort of creature, from their name you would think they would be all about freedom and liberty, perhaps that was true at one time but it is certainly not true in our day. In 2020 being a Liberal means you are wanting either a Socialist or Communist form of government, both systems being antithetical to both freedom and liberty.

AFA President Thanks Chick-fil-A’s Cathy: ‘He Did Admit They Made a Mistake’
Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s letter to the American Family Association (AFA) about the company’s charitable giving is being called a sign of progress, but the AFA says there’s still cause for concern.

Virginia Democrats Move to Begin ‘Confiscation’ of Guns from Americans, Report Shows
Democratic lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled state of Virginia have filed proposals to begin the “confiscation” of legally-acquired guns from law-abiding American citizens, according to a bombshell new report.

School Blocks Parents From Viewing ‘Gay Porn’ Shown to Children in LGBT Lessons
A Pennsylvania has blocked parents from being able to review “gay porn” videos that are shown to their children during mandatory LGBT sex education classes.