23 Jul 2020

Biden’s appeal to evangelicals labeled ‘absurd’
“The Biden campaign spokesperson can say whatever they want, but it really is just simply absurd to argue that Joe Biden’s worldview is shared by evangelical Christians,” Closson said Tuesday on the Washington Watch with Tony Perkins radio program. “The thing about it is that one’s policy positions … are an outworking of one’s worldview: the worldview comes first, that’s the foundation, and policy positions flow from the worldview.”

Twitter: Star of David is ‘Hate Symbol’
In an ironic twist, Twitter’s battle against racism led them to block accounts incorporating the Jewish star. The Campaign Against Antisemitism was contacted this week by many Twitter users whose accounts had been locked. Twitter sent messages explaining the measure:

King Hezekiah’s Administrative Compound Discovered Next to US Embassy, Jerusalem
A significant administrative storage center from the days of Kings Hezekiah and Manasseh (8th century to the middle of the 7th century BCE) has recently been exposed at archeological excavations in the Arnona neighborhood of Jerusalem.

NY police rake in armored trucks, rifles from military
In the last seven years, two dozen New York police departments big and small have acquired Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (or MRAPs), armored utility trucks that were originally built to protect soldiers from explosions in war zones across the globe. Police across the state and nation say the program has helped provide them with useful tools they never would have been able to find room in the budget for otherwise.

Drought impacts pasture, rangeland conditions
In the continental United States, 49 percent as of July 7 is experiencing drought to some degree. That’s a significant increase from the previous year, and an increase from a reported 24 percent at the beginning of 2020. About two-thirds of the western United States is experiencing some form of drought, …

Missouri attorney general seeks to dismiss McCloskey case, defends his intervention in case
he said his controversial decision to seek to have gun charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey dismissed is rooted in the state’s long-held interest in the right to bear arms. “There is a common-law interest if the attorney general feels that the broader interest of Missourians are affected, like the chilling effect that this might have with people exercising their Second Amendment rights,” Schmitt said in the interview. “I felt it was appropriate that I weigh in,” Schmitt added. “We felt it was important to get it in and make the state’s position known early.”

Chinese mass burning documents at Houston consulate after US orders it closed
The U.S. has ordered the China to close down its consulate in Houston, Texas on Wednesday amid growing diplomatic tensions between the two countries. …video showing documents being burned at the Chinese consulate in Houston, US. It is believed that Chinese burnt files/documents after US asked Beijing to close this consulate,” a Twitter user posted with video of document burning efforts. Rubio also confirmed the 72 hour leave notice and warned those consulate staff who did not leave could face arrest.

Greenblatt: Peace plan asks Israel to pledge land for Palestinian state
The Trump administration’s peace plan asked Israel to commit to setting aside territory for a future Palestinian state in exchange for its approval for annexing West Bank settlements, former US envoy Jason Greenblatt told Army Radio. “Can the Israeli government declare the extension of sovereignty? The answer is yes,” Greenblatt said.

China to UNSC: Palestinians can count on us to back their just rights
China stands behind the “just cause” of the Palestinians, its UN envoy Zhang Jun told the United Nations Security Council, as he pledged China’s backing for the internationally led peace process, rather than one headed by US President Donald Trump. “China supports…President Abbas’s call for an international peace conference and to enlarge the multi-lateral mechanism for peace,” Zhang said.

Desecration of Catholic Churches Across U.S. Leaves Congregations Shaken
Parishioners and clergy were shocked and grieving following a spate of vandalism at Catholic churches in various U.S. cities in recent weeks. Catholic institutions from Boston to Florida reported more than half a dozen attacks on church property, including statues of Jesus and the Virgin Mary, between July 10 and 16.

Huge Kingdom of Judah government complex found near US Embassy in Jerusalem
One of the largest collections of royal Kingdom of Judah seal impressions has been uncovered at a massive First Temple-period public tax collection and storage complex being excavated near the new United States Embassy in Jerusalem. The main Iron Age structure is exceptional in terms of both its size and architectural style, said Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist Neri Sapir, who co-directed the excavation.

China-US row: Fugitive researcher ‘hiding in San Francisco consulate’
A Chinese scientist suspected of visa fraud and concealing ties to the military has fled to China’s consulate in San Francisco, the US says. Prosecutors allege that the case is part of a Chinese programme to send undercover army scientists to the US. On Wednesday the Trump administration ordered the closure of China’s mission in Houston, saying it was involved in stealing intellectual property.

Israel: ‘Gay conversion’ therapy ban bill passed by MPs
Israeli MPs have taken steps to outlaw the practice of “gay conversion” therapy by psychologists – the first Middle East country to do so. A bill passed its first stage in parliament, after two parties in the coalition government joined the opposition to vote in favour. Last year, Israel’s then-education minister endorsed the therapy, triggering a backlash.

Israeli army reinforces Lebanon border after Hezbollah threats
The Israeli military said…it was reinforcing the country’s northern border with infantry troops after the Hezbollah terror group threatened to retaliate for the killing of one of its fighters in an alleged IDF raid in Syria earlier this week. The IDF…said the additional deployment is done “in accordance with the situational assessment” and that life of local farmers and holidaymakers is not expected to be affected.

‘Dangerous adventure’: Turkey warns Egypt over Libya invasion
Turkey and Russia agreed…to press for a ceasefire in…Libya, but Ankara said the leader of the eastern forces was illegitimate and must withdraw from key positions for a credible truce to take hold. Moscow and Ankara are among the main power brokers in Libya’s conflict while supporting opposing sides.

Douglas expected to become a hurricane soon, heading toward Hawaii, U.S.
Tropical Storm “Douglas” formed at 07:00 UTC on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, as the fourth named storm of the 2020 Pacific hurricane season. The storm is moving west and is expected to become a hurricane soon. It is expected to continue heading W and weaken back to tropical storm strength over the weekend, just before it reaches Hawaii.

6 million affected, 90 000 displaced and 470 dead as flood situation remains
The extensive flood situation due to seasonal monsoon rains remains severe in India as the death toll has crossed 470 this week, according to the National Emergency Response Center (NDMI). West Bengal is the worst-hit state, with 142 fatalities. More than 6 million people are now affected and more than 91 000 have been displaced.

Locust plague spreads to Europe as Sardinia sees worst attack in 70 years, Italy
After ravaging countries in Africa, the Middle East, and India, swarms of locust have now made their way to Europe as the Italian region of Sardinia recently saw its worst attack in 70 years. Around 30 000 ha (74 000 acres) of crops have been affected in Nuoro City alone, according to the Italian Journalist Agency (AGI).

Jordan: Obama Biden Admin Had No Proper Predicate For FBI Trump Probe. There Must Be Indictments.
Rep. Jim Jordan told Fox News Wednesday that former FBI and Obama officials must be held accountable for dragging the nation through four years of turmoil in an investigation against President Donald Trump and his campaign that in “their own words” was not predicated on any real evidence.

Houston Fire, Police Responding To Reports Of Documents Being Burned At Chinese Consulate General
Officials from the Houston Fire Department and Houston Police Department are responding to reports that documents are being set on fire in the courtyard at the Chinese Consulate-General in Houston.

Church sues California Governor after he BANS home Bible studies
A church in California is suing Governor Newsom after he went so far as to not only ban church services, but home Bible studies as well:

The Bolshevik Revolution Has Entered Stage 3 of the Takeover of the Republic
Most people are familiar with my academic background as being rooted in psychology, statistics and research methodology. However, my undergraduate days were filled with history and sociology. Based upon my the latter two domains, I devised a six stage outline of what America could reasonably expect to have happen in the near future.

Satanic Temple offers scholarships to high school grads
The Salem, Massachusetts-based group, which advocates for stricter separation of church and state, among other civil rights issues, said Tuesday that the $500 “Devil’s Advocate Scholarship” is open to any 2020 graduate.

Self-Proclaimed Witch And Fascist ANITFA Supporter Cathy Areu Accuses Fox News Tucker Carlson Of Vague And Unspecified ‘Sexual Misconduct’
One thing the Republicans cannot seem to understand, no matter how hard they try, is the insatiable appetite the Liberals have for going low and playing dirty. Tucker Carlson has been on fire in the ratings over on Fox News, exposing the radical Left at every possible turn, so you knew this was coming from the Liberals. Tucker’s accuser is a self-proclaimed witch, a Trump hater, and a supporter of the fascist ANTIFA domestic terror group.

‘Very Powerful’ International Child Sex Cult Busted After Operating Freely for 30 YEARS
Police in Italy have raided what they called a “very powerful” sect, said to be entrenched in several cities across the country, which preyed on young women – many of whom were minors – subjecting them to sex abuse and torture.

Existing Home Sales Rebound By Most Ever In June (But Miss Expectations Despite Record Low Rates)
“This revitalization looks to be sustainable for many months ahead as long as mortgage rates remain low and job gains continue.”