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The Bible is filled with verses encouraging us to stay focused on praying for God’s will for our lives; for the safety and
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“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty” (1 Timothy 2)
Pride Goeth Before Destruction and a Haughty Spirit Before a Fall”
“Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished” (Proverbs 16:5).
Strange Space Weather
Nasa identified an ominous-looking hole in the clouds of Jupiter and admitted it can’t explain why the strange dark spot dubbed “The Abyss” has appeared. The Abyss appears to be at the center of a vortex, surrounded by a complex of meandering clouds and other swirling storm systems. Since dark features on Jupiter’s atmosphere tend to run deeper than light features, the Abyss may really be the deep hole that it appears.
Extreme Earth Weather
Rounds of downpours and severe storms will renew the flood threat in the south-central US into next week. Severe flooding persisted this week as waters continued to rise in the southeastern United States. The flooding forced hundreds from their homes, caused travel disruptions and damaged property early this week. Three people died in North Carolina.
The Mississippi River was expected to crest on Saturday, but experts predict the mighty river will now keep rising through Monday, 16 feet above flood stage. Hundreds of barges carrying cargo up and down the water artery have been stalled, and railway and highway shutdowns have affected farmers in the Midwest.
San Francisco was hotter than Vegas in the early part of the week as it shattered its high temperature record amid an extreme heat wave. Other western US states also sweltered this week under an unusually intense June heat wave, with temperatures nearing or breaking record highs.
Parts of central United Kingdom recorded double the amount of rain that typically falls during the entire month of June in two days, which triggered floods.
In China, as many as 61 people have been killed and 356,000 evacuated from their homes as heavy rain and floods swept through large parts of southern and central parts of the country this week.
In Slovenia, unprecedented hail the size of oranges caused serious damage.
In southern Germany, exceptionally intense hailstorms with hailstones larger than 6.5 cm (2.5 inches) hit on June 10, leaving several people injured. Hail the size of golf and tennis balls damaged numerous cars, boats and homes in the state of Bavaria, including its capital Munich.
Tropical Cyclone Vayu took a sharp turn to the west, sparing the western Indian state of Gujarat from a direct hit from the strongest cyclone to threaten the region in 20 years. Vayu remains a very severe cyclonic storm with strength equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane.
As the US Southwest is drying out, the threat for wildfires is ramping up and will do so through July, possibly into August. Wildfires have already been sparking across the country this past week, with blazes in California, Alaska, and parts of Arizona. The US Forest Service and Interior Department officials warn that the upcoming wildfire season could even be worse than last year.
Earthquakes in Diverse Places
A rare earthquake shook up northeast Ohio on Monday with a 4.0 magnitude.
A 3.4 earthquake occurred in Pennsylvania on Wednesday that was odd and new. The epicenter of the quake was in Juniata County, and there has never been an earthquake in that area before, nor are there any fault lines.
Last Days Return to Days of Noah and Lot
JUST IN TIME FOR “PRIDE” WEEK, My Little Pony Goes Gay. In an episode titled “The Last Crusade,” the lesbian Little Pony couple, guardians of little pony Scootaloo, will be introduced in the US (already aired in Europe).
The Cartoon Network tweeted the celebration of “pride” month: “We want to wish everyone a HAPPY PRIDE and encourage all of our LGBTQ+ fans to stand proud all year long!” The network, which is owned by Warner Bros., tweeted along with emojis representing a rainbow flag, a heart, and a unicorn. The tweet also included a picture of characters from its popular show Powerpuff Girls and the hashtags #pride, #happypride, #powerpuffyourself, #pridemonth, and #powerpuffgirls. However, Twitter is not the only place where Cartoon Network is promoting LGBTQ pride. Cartoon Network is also doing so through its online store and some of its cartoon characters. My Little Pony is just one example. You can sign the petition, voicing your disapproval at this link.
In Iowa, photos and video taken at Ames Public Library show children giving money to drag queens as they perform on stage. The event was billed as a “free, family-friendly evening of music and dance by local professional and amateur drag performers.” This was followed by a “teens only” show featuring “sparkles, costumes, free snacks, and mingling!” This is the fourth time the library has held this event.
A venue called the Friendly House played host to a child-centric drag queen show in Portland, Oregon, featuring 10-year-old drag kid Sparkle Lynn More. It was also promoted on MensGo.com as a gay audience event. Street videographer Brandon Farley attended the event and posted video of the entire thing on his YouTube channel.
HBO, in its constant quest to jettison traditional norms of dignity, is presenting a new series aimed at teens that features graphic nudity. “Euphoria,” starring Zendaya, who first came to prominence on Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up,” features an actor using a prosthetic penis to commit a rape as well as a scene in which roughly 30 young men are shown fully nude. There’s a sex scene between teens involving choking, and also… well, I just can’t even say it.
Teen Vogue is now advising minors on how to obtain an abortion without parent permission. This is only the latest in a series of Teen Vogue articles that shills for abortion. In 2017, it had published 63 abortion-positive articles by the end of February. Later that year, it pushed an anal sex tutorial.
In Vermont, a new rule proposed will allow children and teens who claim to be transgender and are covered by Medicaid to begin sex reassignment surgeries with parental consent at younger ages.
2020 Dem presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s LGBTQ plan includes forcing schools to let male athletes who identify as female compete in girls’ sports.
Just heard about this that came out a while back: Khan Academy is a video training company that serves home school, private school and public school students. It is aligned with the Common Core (Commie Core) agenda to destroy this nation. It has been quietly infusing its subject matter with pro-LGBT content that attempts to influence children to embrace the LGBT lifestyle. No doubt it’s indoctrinating children with leftist views on everything.
A British think tank is proposing not prosecuting pedophiles for viewing child porn, saying there are too many sex offenders for courts to keep up. They’re advocating for first time offenders taking classes for “education, prevention and rehabilitation.” The UK investigates about 1,000 cases of pedophiles viewing child abuse images each month. Last year there was also a record 159,740 rapes and sex attacks reported, up from 52,166 in 2008. Peter Saunders, from the National Association of People Abused in Childhood highly disagrees with the suggestions. “Why would we consider not prosecuting some of the vilest criminals in society just because we can’t cope with the numbers?” “In April, police let off over 1,000 perverts with just a slap on the wrist.”
The Trump Administration denied requests from several countries to fly the LGBTQ flag on their flagpoles in concert with the American flag during “pride month.” Some rebelled and said they’ll do so anyway; others found ways to get around it. The US embassy in Seoul, Korea, was pictured with a rainbow pride flag using seven colors instead of six. Will that be the next step? Taking over all of God’s seven colors of the rainbow?
“Pride” Events are going on worldwide this month, but It especially hurts to see them in God’s holy land. The US embassy branch office in Tel Aviv, Israel, is decorated all over the place for its Pride parade on June 16. Tel Aviv has a week-long series of LGBT Pride events every year in mid-June. And huge crowds attend (nearly a quarter of a million). There is even something called a “Slut Walk.” But Israel is a secular nation for the most part. However, that will change during “the time of Jacob’s trouble” aka the Tribulation.
The Trump Department of Justice arrested nearly 1,700 suspected child predators in “Operation Broken Heart.”
In New York, a new bill introduced to state lawmakers Monday seeks to fully legalize sex work and eliminate prior criminal records related to most sex work charges. If passed, it would make New York the first state to fully decriminalize sex work.
Ecuador’s highest court has approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the traditionally Catholic country.
Devaluing Human Life
A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that the Trump administration must help pregnant illegal immigrants get abortions, and overturned a pro-life policy preventing the facilitation (promotion) of abortions.
Sophie Lewis, a radical feminist author, appeared in a recently posted video, saying, “We’re facing a really terrible attack on abortion… and I’m interested in winning radically.” She said, “Abortion is… a form of killing that we need to be able to defend.” She continued, basically saying abortion is acceptable violence because the baby is violent against the woman.
Top executives of over 180 companies signed a letter that says restricting access to abortion keeps women from being successful in business.
In Michigan, the manager of Yale Hotel, Shelley O’Brien, is offering several nights free lodging and transportation to and from abortion appointments.
Good news: Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas signed a bill into law that bans local governments from funding abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood.
Good news: In Connecticut, pro-life activists say the fact that a bill intended to place faith-based pregnancy care centers under the thumb of the state attorney general died in the State Senate this week is miraculous. Peter Wolfgang, executive director of the Family Institute, said the “Anti-Pregnancy Center” bill (HB 7070) “was defeated after pro-lifers rose up in deep blue Connecticut and fought back.” “The first thing to say about this is Thank you, God! And I say that not just because it’s always the right thing to say but because there is no earthly reason why 2019 should have been the great year for FIC and our allies that it has turned out to be,” since pro-abortion advocates won the last election.
Former Oklahoma Republican state Sen. Jonathan Nichols was found dead last Friday after a call came in about shots fired, making him the second GOP state senator to be found shot to death in two days. Former Arkansas Republican State Senator, Linda Collins-Smith, was shot and killed in her home, and had been dead for some days. She was working with a DHS insider to expose the missing $27 million dollars from DHS/Child Protective Services.
Just heard about this Hillsong Alpha conference 2019: “Hillsong Church is a hotbed for heresy–a celebrity-minded prosperity gospel Sunday morning entertainment venue where you can go to have your week’s fill of self-adulation with — by any discernible standard — no Biblical teaching or exhortation.” Openly homosexual worship leaders, defenders of abortion, and this year a Catholic mass at their Alpha Conference. They seek to unite all faiths under one umbrella. One-world religion, anyone?
Hatred of Christianity
The Freedom From Religion Foundation complained that high school football coaches in Chatom, Alabama, were doing “illegal” activities last month when they oversaw 18 football players get baptized near the field.
California “progressives” are trying to prevent the Christian-owned Chick-Fil-A from opening in a San Francisco suburb.
In California, a Christian boarding school run by Teen Rescue faces the possibility of closing after it was raided by state investigators. River View Christian Academy serves to help troubled teens from across the US. But a law now requires many alternative boarding schools in the state to attain Community Care Licensing. To maintain that licensing, the school wouldn’t be able to uphold Christian teaching on marriage and sexuality. The state requires licensed facilities to allow students to have the right to engage in spiritual and sexual exploration. Additionally, the law does not allow for religious exemptions.
Hatred of God’s Covenant People, the Jews
Pete Buttigieg, Dem candidate in the presidential election, promises to revive the (already proven worthless) Iran Nuclear Deal, promises to cut military aid to Israel (go against God), and warned Netanyahu against fulfilling his campaign promise to annex parts of Judea and Samaria (land God gave to Israel). Other Dem candidates that support reviving the Iran Nuclear Deal are Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard, and Julián Castro. Other Dem contenders are expected to do likewise, including Joe Biden.
Armed guards, safety assessments and now even a “Tactical Rabbi” to train volunteers on the use of weapons — such is the reality today at synagogues in the US facing mounting anti-Semitic attacks.
A conference in Jerusalem addressed the recent spike of Jew hatred in the US. David Hazony, executive director of the Israel Innovation Fund, said, “What you are seeing on [North American college] campuses is only a thin slice of the anti-Semitic beast that has emerged in our public life around the world in the last six months, in the last year.” “All of a sudden, New York Times’ editorial-page cartoons… columns… valedictory addresses, commencement speeches, congressional convocations, politicians… synagogues being shot up… torched. All of a sudden, what we thought had…gone away, has come roaring back.”
The United States Senate on Thursday night passed two resolutions against antisemitism,
Islamization of the Nations
In Brooklyn, New York, a resident posted a Facebook live video documenting how the Islamic call to prayer was being broadcast to a 20-block radius by a local mosque. “I am in downtown Brooklyn, but I swear it’s Saudi Arabia; y’all hear that?” he asks. “No God but Allah; Mohammad is his messenger” broadcast.
Watch this video from Nigeria. A Christian pastor pleads for help as Muslims are slaughtering innocent people and burning their houses.
Just hearing about this one: Near Toronto in Richmond Hill, police on May 9 were made aware of a suspect being investigated by both the US Customs and Border Protection service and the Canadian Border Services Agency. The next day, officers executed a search warrant and found explosives and a detonator. A father and son were arrested: Mahyar and Reza Mohammadiasl.
Plague of Spiders in Illinois: Residents were saying they’d never seen anything like it. Baby spiders floating through the air and landing on cars and other objects in several cities. Coincidentally…or not, Illinois just passed an abortion law even worse than New York’s. Their governor said, “Illinois is a beacon of hope in the heart of this nation. We proudly proclaim that we trust women.” Hmm… I wonder how many of those spiders were black widows…
An ICE official said that of the quarantined illegals, approximately 80% (4,200) were exposed to mumps, 800 were exposed to chicken pox, and around 100 migrants were exposed to both. They will be quarantined for 25 days.
On the Italian island of Sardinia, an invasion of millions of locusts has so far destroyed over 2,000 hectares of farmland (5,000 acres), destroying crops as well as hay and grassland for livestock. On the mainland, Northern Italy has also battled a plague of brown marmorated stink bugs, which destroyed swathes of fruit trees.
A near-record ‘dead zone’ (oxygen-starved water) is forecast off the US Gulf Coast for this summer, threatening sea life.
Uganda’s first case of Ebola has been confirmed, stemming from a massive outbreak that has been raging across the border in the Congo since August of 2018.
Teens Doing Crazy Things
In Michigan, a 13-year-old did the Fire Challenge at her home after seeing it online. Thankfully, her mother heard her screams and put out the flames. She was rushed to a hospital for burns to several limbs of her body including to her entire back. She spent two months bed- bound in a hospital in a body suit of bandages, and now she is warning other teens not to do this.
Police in San Luis, Arizona arrested three students at summer school for having over 3,000 potentially deadly pills. “Even half a fentanyl can kill someone,” said Lieutenant Marco Santana. Authorities identified Noemi Hernandez Madrigal and Alexandra Hernandez as the two female students involved. They will be tried as adults. The third student is not identified because he will be tried as a minor.
Security experts are concerned by Silicon Valley’s push for ‘vote by phone’ elections. If the Democrat Left is promoting a new way to cast ballots, you can be certain it’s because they believe they can use it to cheat.
The far-left CNN’s ratings death spiral marched into last week as the fake news network lost one-third of its primetime audience and a breathtaking 55% of its demo viewers. But that doesn’t stop them from their teeth-gnashing leftist agenda. Wonder who’s footing the bills? I’m sure we know.
Socialism Goes Against God’s Plan, and it Never Works
In socialist Venezuela, an overcrowded morgue asked families to take relatives’ bodies home or they’ll be buried in a communal, unmarked grave. Violence is prevalent, and bodies are stacked up, rotting and bursting due to power cuts. 20 years of socialist rule has transformed a thriving economy into one of the poorest countries in the world. In recent months, blackouts have crippled the country’s ability to function, with schools, hospitals, and other essential public services forced to close due to inability to keep lights on. People are hungry, and millions have fled. Thousands rushed to cross into Peru before June 15 when tougher migration laws take effect.
California is moving closer than ever to offering free health care to illegal adult immigrants — at a potential cost of $1 billion.
TSA, the federal agency tasked with overseeing security at transportation hubs, has been violating its own policy by allowing migrants who’ve been released from federal custody onto flights to other parts of the country, despite not having required documents, according to several Department of Homeland Security officials.
The Department of Justice “sponsored” about 5,500 foreign nationals (who often have criminal histories and are involved in criminal organizations) to come to or stay in the country between 2015 and 2017 and be “snitches” in criminal cases, according to a June audit from the DOJ inspector general. Some of them absconded, obviously showing their real motive was just to get into the US. Where are they now? Who knows?
Good news: After receiving much criticism from Democrats for threatening Mexico with tariffs for not stopping migrants from entering the US illegally at the southern border, President Trump scored a victory as Mexico struck a deal and ordered its military to arrest migrants riding “The Beast” train to enter the US illegally at the border. Hit them in the pocketbook, and they finally listen.
Big Brother Surveillance Society
The US is witnessing increased suffocation of free speech in the past weeks, from YouTube banning right-wing figures, to Pinterest censoring pro-abortion content.
China’s government has now installed surveillance cameras in churches to monitor Christians.
In Hong Kong, authorities shut some government offices after protests en masse last week. Citizens were angry about plans to allow extradition to mainland China of what it considers “political dissidents.” Protestors vowed to continue this weekend, but the government has now put the extradition plan on pause.
Wars and Rumors of Wars
On Thursday, Israel’s fighter jets attacked an underground terror infrastructure on a military compound belonging to the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip. The attack was carried out in response to rockets fired from Gaza towards Israeli communities.
Israel conducted a missile attack in southern Syria on Wednesday. PM Netanyahu said that in a “systematic and consistent manner” Israel was working to prevent its enemies (such as Iran and Hezbollah) “from establishing attack bases in our vicinity”
A drone from Lebanon crossed into Israeli airspace on Wednesday before turning back across the border. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said the drone was observing Israeli troop movements.
A few hours before the drone infiltrated Israeli airspace from Lebanon, OC Northern Command Maj.-Gen. Amir Baram warned of overt action against Hezbollah if it continues to build up terrorist infrastructure along the border, and that Lebanon risks paying a heavy price for its cooperation with the terrorist group.
Yet again, two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were attacked on Thursday (Norwegian and Japan owned tankers) in an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels. The US is blaming Iran for the attack, which Iran denies. The US has footage it says shows the Iranian Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from the hull of one of the tankers.
In a new development, the crew of the Norwegian ship was first rescued by the Hyundai Dubai, according to US officials, but Iranian gunboats quickly surrounded the ship and demanded the crew be turned over. The captain ultimately relented and ordered his crew to surrender. The 23 crew members are now in Iran. It’s not immediately clear what the next steps are. Some countries are hesitant to take the US’ word for what went down.
Iran is urging Europe to normalize economic ties with it or face the consequences.
Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement has launched drones at a Saudi airport, the second such attack in two days. An attack on Abha on Wednesday injured 26 people.
Turkey’s President Erdogan says he hopes a Russian missile system that Washington sees as a threat to US jets will be delivered in July.
Russia’s President Vlad Putin said relations between Russia and the US were getting worse and worse. The US has imposed dozens of sanctions on Russia due to their military aggression.
The US will deploy 1,000 more troops to Poland. The force would be taken from America’s 52,000-strong contingent in Germany, and include drones and other military hardware. Around 5,000 troops already rotate in and out of Poland as part of a 2016 Nato agreement made in response to Russia’s forced annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
When They Shall Say ‘Peace and Safety,’…
Not that this “peace” proposal is likely to be accepted. But the world is determined, and one soon will be “confirmed with many” – a covenant with death and hell.
Former US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has read the American peace deal and said she believes both sides were taken into consideration. When asked if Israelis should be worried about a quid pro quo situation after the US recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, she answered, “Israel should not be worried. Because through the Middle East plan, one of the main goals that Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt focused on was to not hurt the national security interests of Israel.” “I think everybody needs to go into it with an open mind, everybody should want a peace plan. Everybody should want to make way for a better situation in Israel and I think it can happen,” she said.
After weeks of hesitation, the UN announced it is sending its deputy Middle East coordinator to attend the unveiling in Bahrain of the economic component of a new US peace plan. The plan is aimed at providing economic opportunities for the so-called “Palestinians,” but Kushner has hinted that it will not endorse international calls for the creation of a Palestinian state. The UN supports a “Palestinian” state aka two-state solution.
Climate Change Agenda: Ruse for Global Governance
Michael Bloomberg is giving away more of his personal fortune to advance his radical environmental agenda, this time pledging $500 million to shutter every coal mine in the United States and slow the production of cheap, clean, and plentiful natural gas.
In Montana after years of heavy snowfall, The National Park Service quietly removed a visitor center sign that said glaciers at Glacier National Park would disappear by 2020 due to climate change.
The one-world “Mother Earth” religion, and one-world government pushing Pope Francis is calling for a carbon tax to stem “global warming,” warning people that “time is running out.” Yes, time is running out to warn people to turn away from such as him and the other leftists’ Marxist agenda. Soon he and his cohorts will see their globalist plans come to fruition (Revelation 13), and it will be a time of horrors for the unbelieving left-behind such as the world has never seen.
God controls the climate (Job 37); and He uses it for blessing or for mercy, or for judgment (verse 13). Sadly, most of the world is not listening to the warnings He’s giving us now. Nor will they in the Tribulation. “And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory” (Revelation 16:9).
“THIS KNOW ALSO…
“that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men (mankind) shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud… unholy… heady (rash), highminded (haughty), lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” (2 Timothy 3:1-4).
“He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 13:18-19).
“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever” (1 John 2:16-17).
The Fields are Ripe for Harvesting
The Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast was deluged by drenching rain Wednesday night into Thursday with some places seeing a month’s precipitation in 24 hours. The heavy rains sparked flash flooding, which is being blamed for at least one death, and triggered chaos across the south-central US where an outbreak of severe weather also erupted, leading to reports of at least four tornadoes touching down in Louisiana. Meanwhile, tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico is expected to fuel more rounds of rain through the weekend and exacerbate flash flooding across southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana. As much as 3 to 5 inches of rain could fall on a daily basis, and some areas may be hit with a foot or more of rain from the multi-day event.
The Bonnet Carré Spillway, which diverts water from New Orleans to keep the city dry, was opened for the second time this year, the first time that has occurred since it was built following the epic 1927 flood. The fresh water flooding in has had a devastating effect on crabs and oysters and on those who make a living by fishing for them. Should the worst-case scenario of rainfall from a budding tropical feature in the western Gulf of Mexico develop, levels on the lower Mississippi could approach that of the Great Flood of 1927. Meteorologists are keeping a close watch on this system.
As waters reach levels seldom seen along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, and reach new heights along portions of the Arkansas and Illinois rivers, the risk of more levee failures and flooding will continue in the coming days and weeks.
Over 500 homes in Arkansas have been affected by the flooding and several bridges have been temporarily closed, stopping barge traffic and costing the state over $20 million in economic losses every day. Heavy rainfall over the past few weeks in the heartland of the US shattered all-time May records, swelling rivers to record levels in parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. So far, 10 locations have set new record river levels during this prolonged siege of heavy rain.
Floodwater rushing toward the rising Mississippi forced the US Army Corps of Engineers to consider opening the rarely used Morganza Spillway to divert part of the river’s flow, but it’s been postponed…at least for now. This is good news for farmers whose crops would have been lost by spillway flooding. The Mississippi River has been above flood stage in Louisiana for over four months at some points, the most consecutive days in modern history.
In California, the amount of snow blanketing the Sierra Nevada is 202% of the average for this time of year after a barrage of storms throughout winter and spring.
A rescue boat overturned in the Atlantic off the west coast of France leaving three crew dead, amid winds of up to 129 km/h (80 mph) during Storm Miguel.
Most of the Rio Grande Valley in the US has either been under a heat advisory or excessive heat warning that will continue through this weekend.
In Arizona, a still-burning fire has so far consumed 7,200 acres in Tonto National Forest. It is said to be human-caused, with no other information mentioned.
A Tuesday report stated that over 240 earthquakes struck California and Nevada in 24 hours. The West Coast gets hit by quakes every day, but this is an unusually high number. Most of the earthquakes have been very small, but a couple were greater than 3.0.
Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson said, “This is probably the most prolific swarm in that area of the Fontana seismic zone that we’ve seen in the past three decades.” There have been more than 700 earthquakes recorded in the Fontana area since May 25, ranging from 0.7 to 3.2, on Wednesday Three of the quakes have been of magnitude 3 or greater. The swarm initially moved northward, but something unusual began Friday when the swarm turned around and went south, back toward the middle of the activity and the 60 Freeway.
A 6.3 earthquake occurred off the coast of Japan on June 4.
In Russia, the Bolshaya Udina volcano in the far eastern corner of the country that was previously considered extinct may be waking up. A sizable eruption could affect the climate in “completely different parts of the world.” Ash released by the eruption could spread beyond Russia.
Apostasy and Doctrines of Demons
Laodicean “Christians” in the Philippines, who started the ‘I’m Sorry’ movement several years ago to apologize to the LGBTQ+ community, is still going around apologizing. Freedom in Christ Ministries in the Philippines tells them God accepts them just as they are and will bless their unions.
Famous American Catholic hymnist David Haas whose songs are sung in Catholic churches across the continent every Sunday composed a chant to celebrate homosexuality.
In Australia, top-tier Catholic schools are pushing for a feminist interpretation of the Bible. Students are taught God is gender-neutral. Words like Father, Son and Lord are banned from prayers.
Hatred Against God
Democrats controlling the U.S. House of Representatives have removed “so help me God” from the oath witnesses take before testifying before several of the committees they control, months after backing down from a proposal from one committee to strike the phrase.
Hatred of God’s Covenant People, the Jews
A San Francisco man, Steven Johnson, landscaped a giant swastika into his yard pavement. He also was asked about the swastika sticker on his motorcycle, at which point he told reporters to get out of his yard
Hatred of Christians
In Canada, street preacher, David Lynn, was arrested for evangelizing in Toronto’s “gay village. He was charged for disturbing the peace after a crowd mobbed him. He is now out on bail, and is barred from “Pride” events and the homosexual district.
Devaluing Human Life
The Illinois Senate has now passed an abortion bill worse than New York’s. As I discussed last week, it eliminates all protection for preborn children, allows infanticide, removes conscience protection laws for health care workers, allows taxpayer funding for abortions. repeals the previous ban on gruesome partial birth abortions, and allows minors to obtain abortions without parental approval. It also allows gender selection in deciding to abort
Late-term abortions are not being done to protect women’s health, former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino said this week. That excuse is a sham (early delivery yes, but never abortion). He said, “As a former abortionist, I vividly remember a 17-year-old who presented requesting her fifth abortion. She unequivocally stated that she wanted the abortion so she would not be pregnant for her senior prom.
With the battle over abortion heating up, some pharmacists say the Plan B morning-after abortion pill is flying off the shelves. They say they’re having trouble keeping the over-the-counter medication in stock.
Teen Vogue writer Nona Willis Aronowitz explained to teenaged readers how to get abortions without parental consent in a question and answer post Thursday.
In an article this past week, The New York Times chose to describe an unborn child’s detectable heartbeat as “embryonic pulsing.”
In the Netherlands, Noa Pothoven, 17, has been legally euthanized, saying the pain she was dealing with after a childhood rape was “insufferable.”
An internationally recognized euthanasia expert known as “Dr. Death” has invented an “elegant and stylish” death pod in the shape of a coffin that users can climb into, push the “die button,” and meet their demise “within minutes” as liquid nitrogen quickly lowers the oxygen level.
A bit of good news: The Trump administration has ended federal research using human fetal tissue. The Department of Health and Human Services cited “the dignity of human life” as a “top priority.”
In Wisconsin, a transgender teacher is accused of showing a “coming out” video to every classroom at a Wisconsin elementary school where he works— kindergartners through fifth graders.
“Progressives” have driven California into the ground, turning it into a morally bankrupt, sexually deviant hellscape of socialism and oppression. California’s controversial new sex ed guidance contains advice that reads like it was written by a college fraternity.” “It’s shocking,” Rebecca Friedrichs, the founder of For Kids & Country, said when describing the condom relay races 10- and 11-year-old girls have been participating in at schools where, in front of boys, they’re taught how to put a condom on a model of an erect adult male penis. Students as young as 11 are also being taught to engage in risky sexual acts, such as experimenting with oral and anal sex with their “partner.”
The Left is normalizing pedophilia right in front of our eyes. “Twitter announced it has “zero tolerance” for child sexual exploitation, yet it has allowed this video (see link inside the article) from Vice, portraying and glorifying child sexual exploitation, to remain on its platform. The Vice video shows a “community” of young boys who dress in women’s clothing and dance for the perverted entertainment of adults.”
YouTube’s automated video recommendation system has been allowing otherwise innocent videos of children to be categorized with those preferred by pedophiles.
June is pride month for LGBTQ’s with celebrations going on around the world.
When Rhode Island Bishop Tobin tweeted a warning to his diocese cautioning against participation in LGBT “Pride” events during so-called “Pride Month,” and said they encourage a culture that is especially harmful to children, an international backlash against him quickly erupted.
Twitter suspended an account (with the handle @TheTweetOfGod) that spoke against Catholic bishops who are sex abusers.
In Israel, Amir Ohana has been appointed as justice minister, making him Israel’s first openly gay cabinet minister.
The Huff n’Puff Fluff (Huff Post) posted an article saying “women aren’t the only ones getting abortions. Transgender and other gender-nonconforming folks get abortions too. But no one’s discussing how the recent abortion bans will affect them.” Seriously?
The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled against Christian florist Barronelle Stutzman in a same-sex wedding case. “The state not only went after Barronelle’s business but also sued her in her personal capacity—putting all her personal assets, including her life savings, at risk.” She has appealed to the US Supreme Court.
In Los Angeles, Naasón Joaquín García, the leader of a Mexican “Christian” church that boasts over 1 million worldwide followers, was busted along with a group of other affiliates of the international religious organization on charges of human trafficking, child rape, child pornography and other crimes.
Michael Comeau, principal of the Holy Family Catholic School in Louisiana, has resigned after being arrested at a strip club in Washington, D.C. on a school field trip. While the students were in their hotel rooms for the evening with other chaperones, he headed to the strip club. Before the night was over, he was charged with public intoxication and possession of an open container of alcohol after being accused of refusing to pay his bill.
Arkansas State Senator, Linda Collins-Smith, was shot and killed in her home. She was working with a DHS insider to expose the missing $27M from DHS/Child Protective Services.
Authorities in several states are warning about an alleged scam in which people visit senior-living communities and low-income neighborhoods, offering to perform DNA tests and collecting information from people in government health programs. This appears to be a new twist on an old tactic, in which people are tricked into giving away personal information or participating in medical services they don’t need. Perpetrators of such schemes can bill the government for unneeded medical tests and procedures, or use the information they collect, such as Medicare and Medicaid identification data, to commit identity theft and fraud.
In California, Sprint was forced to shut down a cellphone tower located outside of a school in Sacramento. At least four children in the school have developed cancer since it was installed. This specific cancer is caused by something in the environment. Parents were also upset that Sprint provided the school district with a kickback of $2,000 a month for allowing the tower on their property.
Tech experts are downplaying the possible danger of the latest 5G technology, but others are warning about it.
A young and healthy Texas couple, David and Michelle Paul, have died from a mysterious virus while vacationing in Fiji despite medical intervention. The couple’s children were with relatives, but their beloved dachshund was left at an unknown kennel and could not immediately be located. An investigation into the cause of their deaths is ongoing, but a recent World Health Organization alert warns of a deadly influenza strain, including in Fiji where it is “particularly affecting young adults.”
Medieval disease (typhus) spreading in Los Angeles proves how twisted Democrat priorities endangers public health. They are turning America’s big cities into petri dishes for disease, specifically on the West Coast.
In England, Gonorrhea diagnoses have risen to their highest level in 40 years and jumped 26% since 2017.
More than 1 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases are contracted every day around the planet, according to the World Health Organization. The group released research Thursday says there are over 376 million new cases annually of four infections — chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis.
Supposedly, the number of measles cases in the US this year has reached 1,001.
Food shortages and higher prices? While the Midwest USA farm-belt is waterlogged, seriously affecting crops, other regions of the globe suffer drought, most notably Australia, a major grain producer. Adding to the shortfall of grains, the Philippines is experiencing a major drought, devasting the current rice crop. Another country being hit by severe drought is North Korea. Peoples’ Republic of China is in the midst of the worst infestation of deadly African Swine Fever across the entire China pig population.
Over four million Venezuelans have fled their socialist country amid economic and humanitarian crisis. The pace of people fleeing has “skyrocketed” since the end of 2015, with around one million leaving in the last seven months alone. Venezuela’s imploding economy has meant shortages of basic supplies, such as food and medicines, in recent years. The crisis has deepened this year amid a bitter power struggle between the government and opposition.
Agenda to Take Down the US, The Only Nation Standing in the Way of the Globalists
House Democrats voted to pass a bill that would grant amnesty to 2.5 million resident illegals.
Border Patrol agents have apprehended over 500 African migrants illegally entering the US from Mexico in the last week, at just one section of the border. Those caught included nationals from Angola, Cameroon, and the Congo (where the Ebola outbreak is spreading).
Brian Kolfage, the veteran who started the We Build The Wall organization, revealed that cartel gunmen approached border wall construction crews brandishing rifles, seeking to intimidate them and prevent them from continuing the construction.
A captured ISIS fighter detailed how the terrorist group planned on exploiting vulnerabilities in the US border with Mexico to take advantage of smuggling routes and to target financial institutions. Abu Henricki, a Canadian with dual Trinidadian citizenship, said that he was sought out to attack the US from a route starting in Central America.
Mexican drug cartels have headquarters throughout the United States and are one of the country’s greatest criminal, national security and public health threats. “The cartels engage in beheadings, car bombings, dissolving humans in acid, mass murders, torture, bombings and political assassinations. Their actions are consistent with the behaviors of traditional terrorists and they have infiltrated the highest levels of the Mexican government with bribes and corruption.”
As of last year, the Taliban controlled or contested 46% of the districts in Afghanistan’s civil war. That was enough to keep the US military engaged there in combat. Yet, 80% of Mexico’s territory is controlled by dangerous cartels, including all key smuggling routes at our border, and the cartels are orchestrating all illegal immigration into our territory and bringing their members back and forth across our own border.
Mexican senator, Félix Salgado Macedonio, took to Twitter to propose taking back territory the US won in the Mexican-American War in the 19th century. “Mexicans are in our territory (California, Nevada, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Wyoming). We are going to recover our territory that was stolen,” he said.
A bit of good news so far: Washington, D.C., district court Judge McFadden threw out the House Democrats’ lawsuit over President Trump’s use of emergency military funds for the border wall. He said the matter is fundamentally a political dispute and the politicians lack standing to make a legal case.
Tons of Traitors
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats she’d like to see President Trump “in prison.” She met with top Democrats who are clawing and gnashing their teeth, and doing all they can to try to impeach the president and get back in power come hell or high water (meaning regardless of any great difficulty or obstacle). Well, we’ve got the high water in our heartland. Wonder what’s next….
Leftist billionaires are using their Dark Money to sway Midwest voters. The Left isn’t above stealing, cheating, and rigging elections. But that’s exactly what’s happening.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) called for immediate release of “all backup and source information” for the Mueller report after internet sleuth Rosie Memos discovered that the special counsel’s office deceptively edited content which was then cited as evidence of possible obstruction. “It’s all a fraud” tweeted Nunes.
CNN (Corrupt News Network) insinuated that the “Special Day of Prayer for President Trump” was “White Evangelical Day.” Daniel Burke kept stressing the term “white evangelicals.” Yet evangelicals come in all colors. Another example of the hypocrisy of the Left. Prayer is powerful, and the Deep State and their “progressive”/socialist surrogates know that. And they hate it! And, of course, part of their takedown agenda is dividing the races.
From Israel’s Arutz Sheva: America’s social fabric is fraying at the seams: one-sided biased news coverage; refusal to accept election results; a special prosecutor finds no crime by the president, yet the House is bent on impeachment. Yes, NATO members were not paying their share of costs and were content to let the US pay more. The trade imbalance with China has been a rallying call for many years. Why the criticism now when the issue is finally being addressed? The refusal to support the UN Human Rights Council was long overdue as was support of UNRWA’s 71 years support of Gaza. Money given to the Hamas government for food, hospitals and schools is instead used for weapons against Israel. A US border wall is needed; the southern border is open with a free flowing, visa- free, stream of immigrants. An entirely illogical system.
It’s time to stop looking to the courts to come to the rescue in our most pressing policy disagreements. As we’ve seen, liberal court rulings are sending this country to hell in a handbasket. For a self-governing people, the proper solution requires us to show up for elections, public discussions, and meetings, all the while making a persuasive case for good policy from the start.
Islamization of the Nations
It’s amazing how the Left stands with Islam, when Sharia Law executes gays. The hypocrisy is astounding. Yet, there is also hypocrisy in Islam where Muslim men take young boys from playgrounds and groom them for sex. There are videos showing them as teens, dressed in women’s clothing and makeup dancing for these men. Then when these boys become adults, they get killed for being homosexual.
In Sunni Muslim Sudan, at least 40 bodies were pulled from the Nile River in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, organizers of pro-democracy protests said Wednesday, bringing the death toll since the violent dispersal of a sit-in outside the military’s headquarters to 100.
ISIS claimed responsibility for an attack in the Congo hit by an Ebola epidemic. The deputy mayor said 13 civilians were killed by a group thought to be linked to ISIS.
Diana Pasulka, a professor at the University of North Carolina, describes how she sees the human relationship with aliens mirroring the birth of a new religion. “A lot of people see disaster on the horizon, and there’s a deep fear that we won’t be able to save ourselves,” she said. “So what will save us? Well, for some, it will be these advanced beings who come to us and tell us what we can do or how we can escape.”
Former US defense official Christopher Mellon said, “We know that UFOs exist. This is no longer an issue. The issue is why are they here? Where are they coming from and what is the technology behind these devices that we are observing?”
Nation (Ethnic) Against Nation (Ethnic)
Prominent South African farmer Stefan Smit was the latest white farmer to be murdered on his farm. His wife and friend survived the attack.
Wars and Rumors of Wars
Several anti-aircraft missiles were fired from Syria toward the Golan Heights, Israeli military said Thursday. The incident comes after two rockets, targeting Israel’s only ski resort on Mount Hermon, were fired from Syrian territory late last Saturday.
Terrorist groups in Gaza have replenished their supplies of rockets, with 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.
Olli Heinonen, former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Security Team, is warning Israel that, if present trends continue, Iran will have a nuclear weapon within the next 6 to 8 months.
With China ramping up their military forces, Republicans in the Senate want the Pentagon to rebuild America’s stockpile of missiles.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking in a closed-door meeting about the US Mideast “peace” plan, emphasized that there are “no guarantees that we’re the ones that unlock” the deadlocked conflict.
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, in an interview, stopped short of backing “Palestinian” statehood and expressed uncertainty over their ability to govern themselves. [They’ve already proven they can’t. Israel gave them Gaza and look what they did with it. Hamas terrorists took it over.]
Climate Change: Ruse for Global Governance
Al Gore is in Australia hawking his bogus climate change agenda – a push subsidized by taxpayers to the tune of $100,000 amid a dispute over a controversial coal mine. Resources Minister Matt Canavan said the move was an example of “hypocrisy” and said he hopes Gore “can hear the message of how our state’s fantastic coal creates jobs, powers the world and produces a better environment because it is cleaner.”
On June 18, the Vatican is going to release a statement concerning so-called “climate change.” One of the speakers to present the letter is Professor John Schnellnhuber, who has stated that the world is currently overpopulated by six billion people (there are seven billion people on the planet, so he obviously considers most humans a drain on the earth). He proposes an earth constitution and C02 budget for every person on earth – one world government that would include a global council and planetary court. In other words, an oppressive system of tyranny designed to place chains on people in exchange for “healing” the earth. Read more at this link.
Shavuot (Feast of Firstfruits) and Pentecost
Today was an important day for Jews and Christians – Shavuot to the Jews, and Pentecost to the Christians. During Shavuot (Festival of Firstfruits), the Jews celebrate the end of the barley harvest and beginning of the wheat harvest. When the Temple existed, the Jews would bring the firstfruits of the wheat harvest to the Temple as a wave offering to the Lord. This year, Shavuot began at sunset on June 8 and ends at sunset on June 10. Shavuot today is celebrated as the time the Jews were given the Torah on Mount Sinai; hence the day Judaism was born.
For Christians, it is the celebration of the day when the church began. As Jesus promised, He sent the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, on this day to His disciples comprised of both Jew and Gentile believers.
In John 4:27, Jesus’ disciples wondered why He would talk to a Samaritan woman. The Jews considered the Samaritans to be religious apostates who combined worship of the One true God with idols. But through Jesus’ teaching that one woman, knowledge spread.
“Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together” (John 4:35-36).
“And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest” (Matthew 9:35-38).
Yes, we, the bride of Christ, are weary. But let us be about our Father’s business, watching and warning and spreading the gospel until the day when the restraining power of the Holy Spirit will be removed, and we will be caught up to meet Jesus in the air before God’s wrath rains down on this unbelieving and wicked world.
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds” (Hebrews 12:1-3).