US Christians increasingly departing from core truths of Christian worldview, survey finds As part of the ongoing release of the Arizona Christian University-based Cultural Research Center’s American Worldview Inventory, the latest findings — exploring perceptions of sin and salvation — from George Barna, the group’s director, show that nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that having some kind of faith is more important than the particular faith with which someone aligns.
Furious Democrats Faced With A Daunting Question: Will They Dare To Challenge Trump’s Stimulus Orders Three weeks ago, when looking at the staggering amount of cash piled up at the US Treasury thanks to a historic T-Bill issuance spree over the past three months, we said that it’s just a matter of if not when Trump gives the green light to unleash a historic spending spree to put as much of this record $1.8 trillion in the hands of American people and, more importantly, voters ahead of the November 3 election:
Police, demonstrators clash after Belarus presidential vote Belarus police and protesters clashed in the capital and the city of Brest on Sunday night after a presidential election in which the country’s longtime leader sought a sixth term despite rising discontent with his authoritarian rule and his cavalier dismissal of the coronavirus pandemic.
IDF fires shells into Gaza following gunfire IDF troops fired smoke shells into the Gaza Strip to evacuate civilian workers after shots were fired towards Israeli workers along the border fence. “Earlier today, there were reports of gunfire at works on the perimeter fence in the southern Gaza Strip. Work on the fence was stopped and smoke shells were fired,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement on Sunday morning.
Thousands of Palestinians flock to Israeli beaches, restaurants Thousands of Palestinians entered Israel on Friday through border crossings that were temporarily and unexpectedly opened in the northern West Bank. Palestinian officials said they were surprised by Israel’s decision to open the border crossings and expressed fear that the move would lead to an increase in the number of Palestinians diagnosed with the coronavirus pandemic.
Lebanon protests, Macron visit highlight absurd EU policy on Hezbollah Watching the protests in Lebanon…and seeing videos posted on social media by anguished and frustrated Lebanese people, a clear theme emerges: People are angry, and many of them are pointing fingers at Hezbollah. Hezbollah, the Iran-backed Shi’ite terrorist group, has held a firm grip over Lebanon’s governing coalition for years, even selecting Hassan Diab as prime minister in January.
Scholar presents global map of Hezbollah terrorist operations A leading expert on…Hezbollah’s operations across the globe presented…the first-ever interactive multimedia tool chronicling the Shi’ite organization’s malign activities across the world. “Hezbollah Is active not only along Blue Line, not only in Syria, but in other military conflicts throughout the region and in terrorist in criminal activity around the world,“ Matthew Levitt…told The Jerusalem Post…
Trump signs coronavirus relief orders after talks with Congress break down President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Saturday partly restoring enhanced unemployment payments to the tens of millions of Americans who lost jobs in the coronavirus pandemic, as the United States marked a grim milestone of 5 million cases…Trump also said he was suspending collection of payroll taxes, which pay for Social Security and other federal programs…
Islamic Jihad threatens response to ‘Israeli terror’ after border incident Palestinian Islamic Jihad on Sunday threatened to respond to “Israeli terror” after IDF troops fired mortar shells into the Gaza Strip following gunfire targeting the soldiers patrolling the border. Several shots were fired earlier at an IDF force brought in to reinforce the border after gunfire was heard near the perimeter fence in the morning hours.
Lebanon PM Hassan Diab to call for early vote after port blast Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said he will request an early parliamentary election in a bid to defuse a worsening crisis following a devastating explosion at the port of the capital. Diab’s comments on Saturday came as security forces clashed with protesters angry at the country’s ruling class which they hold responsible for Tuesday’s explosion that ripped through Beirut…
Mount Sinabung erupts after more than a year of inactivity, Indonesia Indonesian Sinabung volcano started erupting at 18:58 UTC on August 7, 2020, for the first time since June 2019. Authorities are during residents and tourists to stay outside a 3 km (1.8 miles) radius from the crater…According to the Darwin VAAC, the eruption ejected volcanic ash up to 4.5 km (15 000 feet) above sea level, drifting ESE.
Giant Cracks Fissure The Ground Of Algeria After Earthquake The moderate but shallow quake toppled three houses, damaged others, sent panicked people rushing into the streets and created giant cracks in the ground. Even water came out of the cracks created by the earthquake yesterday in the eastern province of Mila, Algeria… The moderate M4.9 earthquake occurred in northern Algeria on August 7th, 06:15 UTC.
After arid July, 99% of Utah now in drought condition Utah’s valleys and mountains dried out significantly in July, deepening drought conditions to cover 99% of the state, according to monthly climate data. Soil moisture saturation registered at 33% in the Aug. 1 Utah Climate and Water report, compared to 41% the previous year. “That’s a little frightening,” Jordan Clayton of the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service said Wednesday. “
North Korea publicly executes six by firing squad, including four officials The six were executed by firing squad on July 20 in Pyongyang. They were accused of buying sex or pimping in a network of paid trysts between officials and students at a high-end public bathhouse patronized by the city’s elites, the sources said. According to one source, the execution order may have been given by leader Kim Jong Un, a supporter of the arts and the two universities from which the women were procured.
World’s Top Epidemiologists – Masks Don’t Work! Dutch public health officials recently explained why they’re not recommending masks. “From a medical point of view, there is no evidence of a medical effect of wearing face masks, so we decided not to impose a national obligation,” said Medical Care Minister Tamara van Ark. Others, echoing statements similar to the US Surgeon General from early March, said masks could make individuals sicker and exacerbate the spread of the virus.
This Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be the worst since Katrina in 2005 The Atlantic hurricane season probably will go from bad to worse, researchers from Colorado State University said. The university, which pioneered Atlantic seasonal forecasting almost four decades ago, boosted its storm forecast to 24 on the eve of the season’s most-active phase. That would trail only 2005 when a record 28 storms formed, including Katrina, which devastated New Orleans.
Donald Trump to Suspend Payroll Tax Until End of 2020 President Trump said Friday he would defer the payroll tax until the end of the year, using an executive order. The tax would continue to be deferred until the end of 2020, the president said, and would likely be retroactive from July 1. He said that by the end of 2020 the payroll tax break could be extended.
NPR station fires weatherman for calling rioters ‘Brownshirts’ Known nationally for his criticism of climate-change “hype,” Cliff Mass has lost his weather segment on a National Public Radio affiliate because of a post on his independent blog likening violent rioters in Seattle to the Nazi militia known as Brownshirts. Mass, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington, wrote that Seattle “has had it(s) Kristallnacht and the photos of what occurred during the past weeks are eerily similar to those of 80 years ago.”
Trump orders $400-per-week unemployment payments amid COVID crisis, hits Dems for stonewalling President Trump signed four executive actions Saturday aimed at delivering relief to Americans struggling with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic while accusing Democrats of stonewalling greater aid efforts. Trump announced a $400-per-week supplemental unemployment payment to out-of-work Americans — short of the $600 weekly benefit that expired at the end of July. He unveiled an extension of student loan relief and protections from evictions for renters and homeowners.
Hezbollah leader Nasrallah hanged in effigy by Lebanese protesters Large protests broke out in Lebanon on Saturday demanding accountability after the massive explosion on August 4 that killed more than 130 and has left thousands homeless and injured. They are the latest popular anger over the disaster and apparent government irresponsibility that led to the destruction of Beirut.
U.S. sets record as coronavirus cases top 5 million The United States set a record for coronavirus cases on Saturday, with more than 5 million people now infected, according to a Reuters tally, as the country’s top infectious diseases official offered hope earlier this week that an effective vaccine might be available by year-end.
Christian Churches In California Need To Rise Up With One Voice And Defy The Unlawful Order Of Gov. Gavin Newsom To Shut Down Worship Services In the bible, all of the members of the nascent Church, including the apostles, had to deal with an openly hostile and tyrannical government that was oppressing them literally to death, Rome. In spite of being forced to live under those conditions, the apostles never at any time revolted against the government. But as we see in Acts 5, they didn’t stop preaching and teaching Jesus Christ, either. They took beatings for that stand, literal beatings, but that’s where they drew their ‘line in the sand’. That’s the price they were willing to pay, and that is exactly what the people in California need to do right now.
Two senior Likud officials said urging Netanyahu to call fresh elections A pair of senior officials in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party have urged him to force new elections, according to a television report Saturday, as two opposition party chiefs said they would back legislation barring the premier from again forming a government due to his indictment on graft charges.
Hackers Flood Reddit With Pro-Trump Takeovers In what appears to be a massive coordinated strike against Reddit, hackers took over dozens of pages on Friday afternoon, using their access to plaster pro-Donald Trump imagery across subreddits with huge followings. “We on behalf of the American people want to implore and strongly encourage you all to vote Trump in the 2020 elections of the USA of America,”
Obama’s Legacy: 165 Pages of Records Surface, Detail Cash-for-Fetal-Tissue Scandal A series of contracts that began under the Obama-era Food and Drug Administration paid out almost $100,000 as part of efforts to obtain from a controversial vendor tissue from fetuses aborted in the first and second trimester for research into “humanized mice,” documents discovered in June reveal. The fetuses must be “Age range 16-24 weeks” and “Tissue must be fresh and never frozen,” the statement of work added.
Inner Mongolia village quarantined after plague patient dies Authorities in a city in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia have quarantined a village after a resident there who had caught an intestinal type of plague died, the health commission of the city said on Thursday. Baotou city has sealed off the village where the dead patient lived and quarantined the patient’s close contacts, who have tested negative for the disease so far …
Turkey is testing the limits in the Middle East Gabriel Mitchell, a policy fellow at Mitvim – The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies, said that “when it comes to the Eastern Mediterranean, Israel is obviously frustrated with Turkey’s aggressive approach…. Israel has invested in its partnerships with Greece, Cyprus and Egypt, and does not want to disregard the importance of standing up for its partners.”
PA Leader Declares: “We Are Planning a Third Intifada” Wasel Abu Yusuf, an Executive Committee member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO or Fatah in Arabic), stated in an interview on Palestinian television on July 28 that his organization is planning a “comprehensive intifada.” The PLO, originally a terrorist organization headed by Yasser Arafat, is now the ruling party in the Palestinian Authority headed by PA President Mahmoud Abbas.
Religious Studies Professor Tweets Plan to Go Back In Time to Kill Jesus Timothy Snediker, a PhD student in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Santa Barbara California, made a deeply disturbing Twitter post last week. Andrew Trask queried, “If you were dropped 2000 years back in time with nothing but the knowledge you have now- what would you do?” Snediker replied, “Easy. I would find and assassinate Jesus of Nazareth.”
Seasonal ultraviolet light pulses in Martian skies three times a night Huge spots of ultraviolet light were seen in the night sky, pulsing with uncanny regularity – exactly three times every night. The find highlights (literally) the atmospheric processes and circulation patterns of the Red Planet. The observations were made by the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft, which studies the Red Planet from orbit.
Spacetime wave packets: New class of laser defies laws of light physics Scientists have created a new class of laser beam that appears to violate long-held laws of light physics. These new beams, which the team calls “spacetime wave packets,” follow different rules of refraction, which could lead to new communication technologies. “This new class of laser beams has unique properties that are not shared by common laser beams,” says Ayman Abouraddy, principal investigator of the study. “Spacetime wave packets can be arranged to behave in the usual manner, to not change speed at all, or even to anomalously speed up in denser materials. As such, these pulses of light can arrive at different points in space at the same time.”
The newly discovered weird link between REM sleep and eating patterns REM sleep is still a mysterious and unique sleep phase. The new research homed in on a brain region called the lateral hypothalamus. Using optogenetics, a technique where light pulses can either activate or inhibit the activity of specific neurons in animals, the researchers were able to entirely block lateral hypothalamus activity during REM sleep, and only during REM sleep. …
Hamas threatens to end ceasefire with Israel amid rising tensions – report A suspicious object attached to a set of balloons was found in an agricultural area within the Eshkol region, which was suspected to have come from the Gaza Strip. “A police sapper and security personnel are at the scene to neutralize the item,” according toa statement from the Eshkol Regional Council.
Elliott Abrams named envoy on Iran issues Elliott Abrams, a longtime foreign policy hawk, is adding Iran to Venezuela in his portfolio of countries whose governments the Trump administration wants to be neutralized. Axios on Thursday reported that Abrams would replace Brian Hook, who is stepping down from the Iran job…Abrams was a trenchant critic of the Obama administration’s Iran policies, including the 2015 sanctions relief for nuclear rollback deal.
Mont Blanc: Glacier collapse risk forces Italy Alps evacuation Italian authorities have evacuated about 75 people, mostly tourists, from an Alpine valley as huge blocks of ice threaten to crash down from a glacier. Planpincieux glacier, in the Mont Blanc massif, has weakened because of intense summer heat alternating with night-time cold. It lies above Val Ferret valley, near Courmayeur ski resort.
Coronavirus: Last-ditch talks on new aid package for US economy fail Last-ditch negotiations at the US Congress to forge another stimulus package for the coronavirus-ravaged economy have collapsed in stalemate. Democrats and Republicans remain at odds over everything from unemployment benefits to financial aid for schools to cash injections for states’ coffers. The US unemployment rate stands at 10.2%, higher than any level during the 2008 financial crisis.
Hong Kong: US imposes sanctions on chief executive Carrie Lam The US Treasury has imposed sanctions on Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam and 10 other top officials from Hong Kong and mainland China. The sanctions were used to target those undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy, said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. “The United States stands with the people of Hong Kong,” Mr Mnuchin added.
Facebook removes QAnon conspiracy group with 200,000 members Facebook has deleted a large group dedicated to sharing and discussing QAnon conspiracy theories. QAnon is a wide-ranging, unfounded conspiracy theory that a “deep state” network of powerful government, business and media figures are waging a secret war against Donald Trump. A Facebook spokeswoman said the group was removed for “repeatedly posting content that violated our policies”.
Facebook removes small pro-Trump network based in Romania Facebook Inc said on Thursday it recently removed a small network of accounts operating from Romania that had been promoting President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign with stories about his support from conservatives, Black Americans, Christians and followers of the QAnon web of baseless conspiracy theories.
France’s Macron to co-host Lebanon donor conference on Sunday, officials say French President Emmanuel Macron will host a donor conference for Lebanon via video-link on Sunday, his office said, as countries mobilize to help rebuild Beirut after this week’s massive blast. The conference, which will be co-chaired by the United Nations, will seek pledges from participants including US President Donald Trump. It is expected to decide how to distribute the aid so it benefits the people directly.
More than 13 million affected, 771 dead as widespread floods continue across India Extensive flooding from severe monsoon rains continues to impact much of India, with more than 13 million people affected and 771 fatalities as of August 7, 2020. More than half a million people have been evacuated in West Bengal, Assam, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh.
‘Very significant’ cold blast brings rare snow, record temperatures to South Australia and Tasmania A blast of wintry air brought rare snow to South Australia’s Flinders Ranges and smashed low daily maximum temperatures at several locations in the state on Thursday, August 6. The cold snap also brought historic temperatures to Tasmania as Liawenee plunged to -14.2 °C (6.4 °F) on Friday, August 7, 2020– the state’s coldest day since records began. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) labeled this week’s weather as a “very significant event.”
Snipers On the Roof Assassination Teams Have Been Caught Rehearsing for Use In America Photographed by journalists from Voice of Ukraine, we see pro-Russian forces firing upon unarmed protesters.The pro-Yanukovich forces are pictured above on a rooftop of an Ukrainian house on January, 22, 2014 firing upon unarmed protesters. According to Ukrainian journalists, working for the Voice of Ukraine, this is very common occurrence in which untold numbers of protesters are being murdered on a daily basis.
U.N. Agenda 21 is Close to Full Implementation When I first became aware of U.N. Agenda 21, two decades ago, I started reading everything I could find and the more I read, the deeper my searches took me – the large octopus using the environment as an excuse was stretching its tentacles far and wide across the globe. I could hardly believe it myself as I found long documents, conferences, videos of politicians, presidents, and famous people pushing this globalist agenda and passing executive orders to implement it by fiat at all levels of government.
Polish-language newspaper in Toronto blames Jews for the pandemic A Polish-language newspaper in Toronto has published an article blaming Jews for the coronavirus pandemic. B’nai Brith Canada, an organization that fights antisemitism, has filed a police complaint over the article published twice by the Głos Polski weekly. “Propagating the lie that Jews are responsible for COVID-19 must be met with criminal charges, especially when someone does so repeatedly,” said Michael Mostyn…
Fatah, PLO are planning for a third intifada – PMW A third intifada is being planned by Fatah, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and other Palestinian groups, PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yusuf confirmed following a meeting…last week…The confirmation follows previous statements in which Palestinian leaders have warned that Israel’s plans to claim sovereignty over parts of the West Bank would lead to a “popular uprising” against Israel…
IDF fighter jets attack Hamas targets after explosive balloon attacks IDF fighter jets attacked a Hamas underground infrastructure in the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday, the IDF Spokesperson confirmed. The attack was in response to several explosive balloon attacks from Gaza to Israeli territory during the day. Earlier on Thursday, after nearly six months without incendiary balloons, five fires broke out in the Gaza border communities.
Malaria in Africa: Parasite ‘resistant to artemisinin’ A drug-resistant strain of the parasite that causes malaria has been identified by scientists in Rwanda. The study, published in Nature, found the parasites were able to resist treatment by artemisinin – a frontline drug in the fight against the disease. This is the first time scientists have observed the resistance to the drug artemisinin in Africa.
What is the ‘sovereign citizen’ movement? A growing movement of people who believe that laws do not apply to them threatens police and law enforcement around the world, experts and officials say. So-called sovereign citizens believe they are immune from government rules and in some cases – including recently in Australia and the US – have violently confronted police.
Beirut explosion: Anti-government protests break out in city Protesters clashed with Lebanese security forces at anti-government demonstrations in Beirut on Thursday. Officers deployed tear gas on dozens of people near parliament. Demonstrators were angered by Tuesday’s devastating blast, which officials say was caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored unsafely since 2013.
US ambassador says Iran is world No. 1 sponsor of terrorism The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations called Iran “the world’s number one sponsor of terrorism”…and warned Russia and China that they will become “co-sponsors” if they block a resolution to extend the U.N. arms embargo on Iran. Ambassador Kelly Craft said the United States hopes Russia and China “will not be co-sponsors of the number one state that sponsors terrorism” and “will see the importance of peace in the Middle East.”
The Clinton-Silsby Trafficking Scandal And How The Media Attempted To Ignore/Cover It Up Contrary to reports in the media, the crowd sourced investigation labeled by some as “Pizzagate” did not begin with internet sleuths digging through the Wikileaks Podesta Files releases looking for pizza parlors and encoded language discussing human trafficking. It began with the shocking discovery that Hillary and Bill Clinton provided assistance to convicted child trafficker, Laura Silsby, resulting in a reduced sentence for child trafficking.