Iraq takes security measures following mysterious blasts blamed on Israel
Iraq on Thursday banned unauthorized flights and ordered all military camps and munitions warehouses to be moved outside Iraqi cities following a massive explosion at a munitions depot southwest of Baghdad that killed one civilian and wounded 13 earlier this week. The exact cause of Monday night's explosion at the al-Saqr military base is still unknown. The blast shook the Iraqi capital and sent explosives and mortar shells shooting into the sky, damaging nearby homes and terrifying residents who ran into the streets with their cellphones. Black smoke billowed over the city for hours afterward.
Israel blocks BDS Supporters Omar, Tlaib from entering country
Israeli officials have decided to block U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from entering the country as part of a planned visit, a reversal that comes amid pressure from President Trump and concerns about their support for Israel boycotts. The country's deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely announced the decision Thursday, despite prior assurances that the congresswomen would be allowed in.
Ilhan Omar Attacks Pro-Life Christians: "Religious Fundamentalists" "Imposing Their Beliefs on Society"
Islamic congresswoman Ilhan Omar took to the floor of the House on Wednesday to attack pro-life Christians and trash the pro-life laws that states like Alabama, Georgia and Ohio have passed to protect unborn babies from abortion. Omar attacked pro-life conservatives and called Christian Americans who support protections for little babies religious radical. She claimed that they are trying to impose their views on the nation even though the pro-life laws would merely protect the human rights of every human being.
Lead singer of rock band Skillet issues dire warning after Christian influencers publicly renounce their faith
John L. Cooper, the lead singer of popular Christian rock band Skillet, issued heartfelt advice to Christian influencers who have recently renounced their Christian faith in public.
Cooper explained that Christians and the Christian church at large must stop "making worship leaders and thought leaders or influencers ... 'relevant.' We are in a dangerous place when the church is looking to 20 year old worship singers as our source of truth," he explained. "We now have a church culture that learns who God is from singing modern praise songs rather than from the teachings of the Word."
Leftists Threaten Contractor in Fla; Day Before ICE Facility Shot at in Texas
A group of open borders activists threatened employees of a government contractor in Florida that provides facility space for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to detain border-crossers and illegal aliens the day before a shooting at the contractor's offices in Texas.
In exclusive footage captured by Matt Perdie of Breitbart News, protesters with Never Again Action, Miramar Circle of Protection Friends of Miami-Dade Detainees, Food Not Bombs Fort Lauderdale, Students Working for Equal Rights, and the Black Lives Matter Alliance of Broward County shouted threats at workers and former employees of the GEO Group, a private contractor used by ICE for facility and detention space.
Satanic Temple in Ottawa to Hold First Public Black Mass in Canada
The Satanic Temple in Ottawa plans to hold what apparently will be the first public Black Mass in Canada's history on Aug. 17. A Black Mass is an inversion and mockery of the Catholic Mass, where the ritual is performed in reverse, from the end to the beginning, and symbolizes the undoing of Christ's sacrifice on the Cross and the undoing of Satan's defeat.
Google workers demand company not work with ICE, CBP
More than 500 Google workers signed a petition Wednesday urging the search giant not to work with border agencies including US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The protest comes after CBP put out a request last month to partner with cloud service providers. Border agencies have been accused of human rights abuses for separating and detaining families. Google employees urged the company not to be "complicit" by providing services from its cloud business, which makes $8 billion a year in sales.
Google Whistleblower Goes Public: 'I Saw Something Dark and Nefarious Going On'
A Google whistleblower has gone public with claims of election manipulation and political bias, according to investigative journalism group Project Veritas, which posted a trove of over 950 documents provided by Google insider Zachary Vorhies, who says he has come forward because he "saw something dark and nefarious going on with the company and I realized that they were going to not only tamper with the elections, but use that tampering with the elections to essentially overthrow the United States."
New York Times: Lawns Are Symbols of Racism and Bad for Global Warming
Lawns are contributing to pollution and climate change, asserts narrator David Botti, and their origins are far from woke, in a seven-minute video on the history of American lawns. Botti says lawns are part of the "colonizing of America," which transformed the landscape from "pristine wilderness" to "identical rows of manicured nature."
"These lawns come on the backs of slaves," he continues, zooming in on a painting of George Washington in a field to highlight men cutting the grass with scythes. "It's grueling, endless work."
Rouhani warns Israel against involvement in Gulf
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned on Wednesday against Israeli involvement in a US-led coalition in the Persian Gulf. The Iranian President claimed that Israel is the main source of terrorism and war in the region.
Iranian Troop Commander: Hezbollah can destroy Israel alone (God says you won't)
Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander Hossein Salami declared on Wednesday that the Hezbollah terrorist organization "has acquired capabilities in Syria that allow it to destroy Israel alone", i24News reports. Salami also addressed the escalating tensions with the United States following the back-and-forth seizures of tankers in the Strait of Hormuz and Iran's breaches of the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
Playing god: Japan temple puts faith in robot priest
A 400-year-old temple in Japan is attempting to hot-wire interest in Buddhism with a robotic priest it believes will change the face of the religion -- despite critics comparing the android to "Frankenstein's monster." The android Kannon, based on the Buddhist deity of mercy, preaches sermons at Kodaiji temple in Kyoto, and its human colleagues predict that with artificial intelligence it could one day acquire unlimited wisdom. "This robot will never die, it will just keep updating itself and evolving," priest Tensho Goto told AFP.
Dr. Alveda King says audience will learn sad history in Roe movie
Producers of a film on the Roe v. Wade ruling are nearing a date to premier the movie. The untitled movie about legalizing abortion is now in a post-production phase. Dr. Alveda King of Civil Rights for the Unborn, who has assumed the role of executive producer, calls the film a "dramatic account" of the landmark decision. "This is a current, relative and up-to-date account," she tells OneNewsNow, "of how abortion became legal in America in 1973."
Illinois Governor Signs Law to Ensure LGBT History Is Taught in All Public Schools
The law, officially titled "House Bill 246" was introduced by Rep. Anna Moeller in a bid to make the history curriculum more inclusive. The bill states that, "In public schools only, the teaching of history shall include a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State." The new legislative measure also includes a section which grants the state education department the power to enforce new rules and guidelines that will "ensure the religious neutrality of the textbook block grant program."
Google "Machine Learning Fairness" Whistleblower Goes Public, says: "burden lifted off of my soul"
A Google insider who anonymously leaked internal documents to Project Veritas made the decision to go public in an on-the-record video interview. The insider, Zachary Vorhies, decided to go public after receiving a letter from Google, and after he says Google allegedly called the police to perform a "wellness check" on him. Along with the interview, Vorhies asked Project Veritas to publish more of the internal Google documents he had previously leaked.
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Abbas: Settlements will be swept away, Palestinians came from ancient Canaanites
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has asserted settlements in the West Bank will be swept into "the dustbins of history" and contended that Palestinians are the original inhabitants of the region according to the Biblical history.
Abbas made the comments over the weekend in a strongly worded speech during the course of an extremely rare visit to a refugee camp in the West Bank days after Israeli officials pushed forward thousands of new settlement homes.
Russia lets Iranian-Hizballah forces redeploy opposite Syrian-Israel border
Deep apprehension in Israel over a Russian U-turn, which is letting small Iranian Al Qods and Hizballah units regain former positions 10-15km from the Israeli and Jordanian borders. They are coming back after Russian forces drove them out last year and established a safe zone at those border districts in their stead.
Racial reconciliation - a trendy issue demanding biblical truth, not self-guilt
A Christian radio host says when it comes to its role in racial reconciliation in America, the Church shouldn't be offering "cultural apologies" - instead, she says, it needs to be offering the truths of the Bible.
A recent survey by the Barna Group finds American Christians are split when asked how the Church should respond to 400 years of injustices faced by blacks in America. According to that survey, 16 percent of the U.S. churchgoers thinks repentance is in order. A third of white Christians say the Church should do nothing, while just 15 percent of African-American believers say the same thing.
State Dept says 'enough' with Israel-like-Nazis claim
The U.S. State Department has updated and revised its definition of "anti-Semitism" in an era in which Jews are being compared to the Nazis that tried to rid their ancestors from the earth.
Fox News reports the State Department previously listed 10 examples to define "anti-Semitism" but has now added an 11th one: "drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis."
Network face now wants white people 'destroyed'
An MSNBC contributor who previously called for a mob with "pitchforks and torches" to protest outside the home of a President Trump supporter now wants white people "destroyed." The new comment comes from Elie Mystal during his appearance on MSNBC's "AM Joy" program, Fox News reported.
"You don't communicate it to them - you beat them. Beat them. They are not a majority of this country. The majority of white people in this country are not a majority of the country. And all the people who are not fooled by this need to come together, go to the polls, go to the protests, do whatever you have to do. You do not negotiate with these people - you destroy them," Mystal said.
Leftists Threaten Contractor in Fla; Day Before ICE Facility Shot at in Texas
A group of open borders activists threatened employees of a government contractor in Florida that provides facility space for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to detain border crossers and illegal aliens the day before a shooting at the contractor's offices in Texas.
Clashes undermine fragile truce over Jerusalem holy site
It wasn't inevitable that the overlap of Jewish and Muslim holidays would lead to clashes at a Jerusalem site deeply revered by both faiths. But when rumors circulated that Israeli police would allow Jews to visit the hilltop compound during Muslim prayers, it appeared to many Palestinians that Israel was further chipping away at their claims to the site.
Before election, Israeli PM aims for Trump backing for Israel sovereignty at settlements
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking a public declaration from US President Donald Trump ahead of the September elections backing an Israeli move to extend its sovereignty over Jewish settlements in the West Bank, officials in the Prime Minister's Office told Zman Yisrael, The Times of Israel's Hebrew-language site, on Sunday.
Trump Links Explosion in Russian Arctic to Putin's New, Hyped Nuclear Cruise Missile
Authorities in Russia are saying little about a deadly explosion off the northern Russian coast five days ago, but President Trump on his Twitter account Monday signaled that the U.S. has linked it to a cutting-edge new cruise missile, which President Vladimir Putin has been touting.
Illinois Governor Mandates LGBT History for All Public Schools
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed a bill into law on Friday that mandates all public schools in the state to teach "LGBT history" to students, emphasizing the "roles and contributions" of gays and transgenders in the history of Illinois and the United States. The law goes into effect on July 1, 2020.
The law amends the school code in Illinois. Specifically, it mandates that "the textbooks authorized to be purchased must include the roles and contributions of all people protected under the Illinois Human Rights Act and must be non-discriminatory as to any of the characteristics under the Act."
Tennessee lawmakers discuss bill that could make abortion illegal
Tennessee lawmakers are meeting to discuss a bill that could make abortions illegal in Tennessee or ban them when a fetal heartbeat is detected. The Senate Judiciary committee is meeting Monday for its summer study on the "fetal heartbeat bill." The committee room was so packed, Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers had to move some people into two overflow rooms. GOD BLESS TENNESSEE!
Planned Parenthood hides suicidal minor's condition from parents
Abortionists at a Planned Parenthood business in Aurora, Illinois, called 911 for help when their patient, a minor, suffered a complication. But they didn't disclose the problem to her parents, who were in the clinic waiting room, according to the pro-life group Operation Rescue...
Teen magazine rolls out concerning social media series: 'How to Get an Abortion if You're a Teen'
Teen Vogue has introduced a brand-new social media series targeted toward teens. The series, which was initially published in the magazine's June issue, explains to its readers how teenagers should go about getting abortions. Some of the advice includes how to get past parents if an abortion is necessary, and how to talk to their parents about a looming abortion.
Federal Spending Sets Record Through July; Treasury Runs $866,812,000,000 Deficit
Before this year, the most that the federal government had ever spent in the first ten months of a fiscal year was in fiscal 2009, when the Treasury spent $3,576,745,930,000 (in constant June 2019 dollars, adjusted using the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator).
RIP TEA-PARTY, You had a good run at it.
'Sadist' priest filmed 'violently baptising' panic-stricken baby is suspended by Orthodox Russian church and faces police probe
A "SADISTIC" priest has been suspended for a year after a video went viral of him "violently" baptizing a "panic-stricken" baby. The disturbing footage shows the Russian Orthodox Priest Fotiy Necheporenko forcefully submerging the naked one-year-old boy in the font while the child and her mother scream in terror. The frightened child was scratched and bruised on his neck and shoulder from the ordeal, it was reported. Distraught Anastasia Alexeeva, 24, tried to intervene to grab back her child from the wild cleric.
47 Shot, 4 Fatally, Over Weekend in Democrat-Controlled Chicago
Where's the outrage?
Serious concerns about mixing monkey, human cells
Scientists are going to foreign countries to develop chimeras, which is a combination of animal and human. In one case, Spanish and Americans scientists are in China to fuse human cells into the embryos of monkeys to "make progress for the sake of people who have a disease," says one scientist from Murcia Catholic University in Spain. Dr. Tara Sander Lee of the Charlotte Lozier Institute warns that the human cells could end up anywhere in the animal.
Israel's participation in Gulf security force opens its 5th front against Iran
ehran is treating the planned Israeli role in the US-led Gulf defense force much as Israel would react to the sudden arrival in Beirut of an Iranian submarine fleet or the transfer of an Al-Qods brigade to Bint Jbeil in S. Lebanon - casus belli.
Since seizing power 40 years ago, the Islamic Republic of Iran has strived with all its might to distance the Americans and their allies from its land and maritime borders. However, US forces are not just staying in Syria, Iraq and the Arabian Gulf emirates, but have redeployed at Saudi bases and are preparing to co-opt Israel to the naval, aerial and intelligence force Washington is setting up to safeguard Gulf shipping.
Iran: Israeli involvement in Gulf will have consequences
Iran's Defense Minister, Amir Hatami, warned on Thursday that the formation of a US-led flotilla in the Gulf would "increase insecurity" and that any Israeli involvement would have "disastrous consequences" for the region, AFP reported. The plans to build a coalition of nations to monitor and deter Iranian threats against commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf were announced by the US following continued tensions with Iran in the region.
Khamenei: 'Deal of the Century' doomed to fail
Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Saturday called on all Muslims to support the Palestinian people in their opposition to the Trump administration's so-called "Deal of the Century" to solve the Israel-Palestinian Arab conflict. In a letter marking the Islamic hajj pilgrimage quoted by The Associated Press, Khamenei said the still-unreleased US plan was a "ruse" that's "doomed to failure."
Israel's Yoav Galant: There will be a large-scale operation in Gaza
Political-Security Cabinet Member Yoav Galant (Likud) spoke to the press on Saturday night about the capture of the suspected terrorists who carried out the shooting attack in which the late Dvir Sorek was murdered. Speaking on the Channel 12's "Meet the Press," he said: "We found all the terrorists who murdered soldiers and brought them to prison or the cemetery. That's the future for these terrorists. We'll reach them, it won't take long."
A theory on slippery slope from faith to liberal bliss
After several prominent Christians recently renounced or reimagined their faith, an author and seminary professor says he has found a pattern in what he calls the "deconversion playbook." Christian speaker and author Jen Hatmaker may have been the first person in recent memory to turn heads when announcing she no longer believed in a biblical sexual ethic.
In a defiant Facebook post in 2018, Hatmaker seemingly hit every hot-button political and cultural issue --- affirming women's rights during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, and fighting "white supremacy" and the "dehumanization" of "immigrants" and refugees, until declaring at the end that she "affirms the LGBTQ community, defends their rights, and cherishes their humanity."
Seminary leader reaches peak wokeness: 'I am a racist'
Southern Baptist leaders insist they are not being co-opted by the far-left social justice movement but a Christian apologist says recent statements made by a seminary leader suggest otherwise.
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is the first and most visible of the SBC schools, so it was a bit surprising to witness Dr. Matthew Hall, its provost and a senior vice president, suggest that a white Christian's beliefs, attitudes and values have been deeply informed by that person's corrupt whiteness. "I am a racist...", he tells viewers in a video. "I'm going to struggle with racism and white supremacy until the day I die and get my glorified body."
Democrat calls for violence on Trump under fierce criticism
Threats of violence by Democrats against President Trump are drawing growing criticism, with the Clarion Project the latest to step into the controversy. WND reported historian Victor Davis Hanson warns there are "James Hodgkinsons" out there who could turn Democrats' calls for violence into real violence.
Now the Clarion Project, which educates the public about the "dangers of radical Islam," has cited the words of two newcomers to Congress, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. .99
Google's overreach into your kid's school privacy
In last week's column, I showed exhaustive evidence how Big Tech is doing more meddling in elections than Russia. This week I'll show how they are coming after your kids. It's a warning about Big Tech's dangerous tentacles in local schools. And Google is leading the way and well on its way to become America's goliath schoolmaster.
This past week I was catching up on a past copy of one of my favorite publications: WND's Whistleblower. In the June 2019 issue, Michelle Malkin wrote another super insightful piece titled, "4 steps to protect your kids from Google predators."
Candace Owens: White Supremacy Isn't What's Harming Black America - 'It's Liberal Supremacy'
Candace Owens, founder of the Blexit movement, told Fox News on Thursday that white supremacy isn't what's harming black America - it's "liberal supremacy."
"The purpose for this is to distract black Americans from the fact that Democrat policies are actually harming the inner cities. They don't want to talk about the illiteracy rates. They don't want to talk about what's actually harming black America, because let me tell you, it's not white supremacy. It's liberal supremacy," Owens said during an appearance on "The Ingraham Angle."
Democrat Cory Booker: 'Bigotry Was Written Into Our Founding Documents'
Sen. Cory Booker (D.-N.J.) said in a speech at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. on Wednesday that bigotry was written into the founding documents of the United States and that white supremacy has "always been a part of the American story."
"Bigotry was written into our founding documents. Native Americans, in our Declaration of Independence, were referred to as savages," Booker said. "In our Constitution, black people are fractions of human beings.
'The Hunt' Theatrical Release Pulled By Universal Following Mass Shootings & Donald Trump Slam Against Hollywood
Universal will not be releasing Blumhouse's The Hunt on September 27 as planned. Deadline hears that a collective decision was made by Universal leadership, led by Donna Langley, with The Hunt filmmaking team. For this particular film, it's better to wait. The news of Universal canceling The Hunt comes in the wake of the studio putting the brakes on the pic's marketing campaign in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, TX, Dayton, OH and Girloy, CA.
Pastor John Hagee: 'Israel doesn't occupy the Land - it belongs to them...' Amen!
Palestinian Authority: Israel trying to build the Temple
Najah Bakhirat, president of Al-Aqsa Academy of Endowments and Heritage, claimed that "there is an Israeli plan with American support to empty the city of Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque from Palestinian residents and turn it into a holy place for Jews."
Speaking to the Palestinian Arab news agency Safa, Bakhirat said that "Israel has crossed all the red lines in its repeated attacks against Al-Quds and the Al-Aqsa Mosque," and claimed that he had even heard a call by "extremist Jews to break into Al-Aqsa during Eid al-Adha."
Israel's Amos 17 satellite successfully launched by SpaceX
The Amos 17 communications satellite was boosted by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, early Wednesday. The successful launch into orbit over the Africa continent came three years after Amos 6 was destroyed by an explosion on the Falcon launch pad. This time, SpaceX was extra careful and delayed the launch of Amos 17 for three days over a suspected malfunction in the rocket engines. This communications satellite will supply Israel's intelligence services with data on Iran after a three-year gap during which they made do with makeshift technical devices.
Rush Limbaugh blasts movie with libs 'hunting' Trump-supporters
Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday blasted the idea behind a new movie that's to be released in weeks: the deliberate hunting and killing of Trump supporters by elites. The stunningly dark project, described neutrally by Fox as "controversial," is "The Hunt" and features "wealthy thrill-seekers taking a private jet to a five-star resort where they embark on a 'deeply rewarding' expedition that involves hunting down and killing designated humans."
Dayton killer's demonic notebook scrawls, and support of Socialists
Dayton gunman Connor Betts' depraved appetite for murder, drugs and Satanism is laid bare in series of chilling journal entries obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com. The warped loner, 24, declares himself a servant of 'evil incarnate' and rants about everything from schizophrenia to satanic rituals and massacres.
Why can't we unify in the face of evil?
Because Satan doesn't want us to, and time is running short!
Redskins Dwayne Haskins: 'Satan's Biggest Fear is for You to Become Everything God Created You to Be'
Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who will be playing his first NFL preseason game tonight, retweeted a tweet by Ray Lewis on Wednesday advising people: "Stay in Faith." The tweet by Lewis that Haskins retweeted featured a graphic that said: "Satan's Biggest Fear Is For You To Become Everything That God Created You To Be."
Not One Democratic Presidential Candidate Responds to Question Asking Them if They Condemn Antifa
Despite the well-documented violence of the radical left Antifa group -- the Department of Homeland Security classifies it as "domestic terrorist violence" - not one of the 23 Democrats running for president would condemn Antifa when repeatedly asked by CNSNews.com over the course of 12 business days.
Disney Moving From Entertainment to Propaganda
t seems Disney no longer has a mission of making classic, quality films like Finding Nemo, The Lion King and Cars that we all enjoy. Instead, Disney has chosen to engage in social issues, such as promoting homosexuality to children. One of the main shows that Disney has accomplished this with is the sit-com Andi Mack on The Disney Channel. In the show, there are a least three instances where Disney has promoted homosexuality.
Two years ago, the Disney sit-com featured a character, Cyrus Goodman, who came out as gay. Cyrus confessed to his friend Buffy that he liked one of the boys on the show. In a subsequent episode, Cyrus became the first Disney character to say "I'm gay."
West African slavery lives on, 400 years after transatlantic trade began
As the world marks 400 years since the first recorded African slaves arrived in North America, slavery remains a modern-day scourge. Over 40 million people are estimated to be trapped in forced labor, forced marriages or other forms of sexual exploitation, according to the United Nations.
When you kick God out of the culture, this is what you get
El Paso shooting scene (Aug 2019)Two Christian commentators are offering their ideas about who or what to blame for the shootings this weekend. One blames, in part, the Church... and the other blames what he calls America's "mis-education" system for teaching children that they're essentially animals.
3,000 Unborn Babies are Killed Every Day. Where's the Outrage from Liberals?
Israel taking part in coalition to secure Persian Gulf
Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz on Tuesday revealed to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that Israel is taking part in a coalition led by the United States to secure the Persian Gulf. Katz told the members of the committee that following his visit to the United Arab Emirates, he instructed the Foreign Ministry to work with all relevant parties so that Israel can be integrated into the coalition.
Israel's Amos 17 satellite successfully launched by SpaceX
This communications satellite will supply Israel's intelligence services with data on Iran after a three-year gap during which they made do with makeshift technical devices. The $250m satellite built by Boeing is now operating autonomously and due to reach a point 36,000km above the earth's surface in 11 days.
Iran is reportedly jamming ship GPS navigation systems to get them to wander into Iranian waters
Ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf have reported unusual GPS interference, among other problems, and the US believes Iran is to blame.
The Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration issued a warning on Wednesday highlighting threats to commercial vessels posed by Iran. The warning revealed that ships have had a variety of issues when operating in the region, including "spoofed bridge-to-bridge communications from unknown entities falsely claiming to be US or coalition warships."
NUKE BLAST PANIC: Radiation leak in Russia after huge explosion at ballistic missile testing facility
The two people that died were civilian specialists while those who were injured were a mix of civilians and military personnel. The military unit where the fire occurred is located in the village of Nenoksa, near Arkhangelsk, where ballistic missiles are tested for the Russian Navy. The blast at the military training ground near Arkhangelsk was due to a jet engine exploding, the press service of the Ministry of Defence said.
Dozens Of Foxes Seen Early Morning Near Kosel - Prophecy of Zechariah Alive and Well
As the video below shows, for the past three consecutive days, dozens of foxes have been observed entering and exiting the south western corner of the Kosel from dawn until sunrise. The scene immediately reminds one of the famous Gemara.
It would seem that the appearance of these foxes in contemporary times is indicative of a similar consolation - a message sent to us from Hashem not to worry that the prophet of Zechariah will soon be fulfilled! The Talmud (Makos 24b) relates as follows...
ACCUWEATHER Founder: No evidence heatwaves more common because of 'climate change'...
Iran unveils three new precision-guided missiles
Iran unveiled three precision-guided missiles on Tuesday, with the defense minister saying they show the country is ready to defend itself in the face of US "viciousness and conspiracies." The new lineup of air-to-air missiles dubbed the "Yasin," "Balaban" and a new series of the "Ghaem" were developed jointly by the ministry and Sa Iran, also known as Iran Electronics Industries.
Iran brings drones to two redeployments near Syria-Israel border
Iran has redeployed UAVs opposite Israel at Al-Dimas near the Syria-Lebanon border, after the Revolutionary Guards Al-Qods Brigades obtained the permission of the Syrian ruler Bashar Assad. It is located west of Damascus and 40km from the Israeli border opposite the IDF's Mt Hermon positions, DEBKAfile's military and intelligence sources report. The new UAV post is embedded in a cluster of camps belonging to the Syrian army 4th Division, which is the Republican Guard under the command of the president's brother Maher Assad.
Our sources report that the Iranians are moving into the small Syrian air base at Al Sharae, just 20km from the Tal Al-Harara hill, which is around 40km from the Israel's Golan border in the east.
Russia Gains Stranglehold Over Persian Gulf
In a potentially catastrophic escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf, Russia plans to use Iran's ports in Bandar-e-Bushehr and Chabahar as forward military bases for warships and nuclear submarines, guarded by hundreds of Special Forces troops under the guise of 'military advisers', and an airbase near Bandar-e-Bushehr as a hub for 35 Sukhoi Su-57 fighter planes OilPrice.com has exclusively been told by senior sources close to the Iranian regime.
The next round of joint military exercises in the Indian Ocean and the Strait of Hormuz will mark the onset of this in-situ military expansion in Iran, as the Russian ships involved will be allowed by Iran to use the facilities in Bandar-e-Bushehr and Chabahar. Depending on the practical strength of domestic and international reaction to this, these ships and Spetsntaz will remain in place and will be expanded in numbers over the next 50 years.
US struggles to build willing coalition amid Strait of Hormuz tensions
The United States is struggling to piece together an international coalition to protect cargo ships traveling through the Strait of Hormuz, with allies concerned about being dragged into conflict with Iran.
Tensions have risen in the Gulf since the United States decided in May 2018 to withdraw from a landmark accord to limit Iran's nuclear program and began to reintroduce sanctions.
Gantz: In the next round, we will defeat Hamas
Blue and White leaders Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid, Gabi Ashkenazi and Moshe Ya'alon toured the Gaza Envelope this morning, Tuesday.
Gantz promised that the next round of fighting against Gaza would be the last. 'In the next round, we will defeat Hamas. If necessary - we will frustrate Hamas leaders and crush the region. We will act on the ground as much as we want," he said.
'Cafeteria'-style Christianity a perilous path, says apologist
Christian apologist Dr. Alex McFarland says "To those who would take a cafeteria line approach to Christianity – and who want the forgiveness and salvation of Jesus but not fidelity to the scripture or acquiescence to the Lordship of Christ - I would say the Bible itself gives a very severe warning," he shares with OneNewsNow. "Jesus says Many will call on me on that day, the day of judgment - and he will say I never knew you." (Matthew 7:21-23)
James Dobson: U.S. in 'serious jeopardy' from one disturbing threat
James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, the James Dobson Family Institute and Family Talk radio, warns "revolutionaries" are threatening the nation. "Their goal is to recast America as a Marxist, atheistic, all-powerful form of government," he said in a commentary in his August newsletter.
Report: Israel believes Hamas, Iran agreed on Gaza front in case of northern war
Israeli intelligence officials believe Hamas and Iran have come to an agreement for the Gaza-based terror group to open a war front against Israel from the southern coastal Strip in the event of conflict breaking out with Iran's allies on the Jewish state's northern border, according to a report Wednesday.
US and Russia end weapons pact, sparking fears of new arms race
The United States plans to test a new missile in coming weeks that would have been prohibited under a landmark, 32-year-old arms control treaty that the U.S. and Russia ripped up on Friday.
Sisi to Kushner: Egypt committed to two-state solution
US President Donald Trump's advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner met on Thursday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo to discuss Washington's plan for Israeli-Palestinian Arab peace.
Pentagon testing mass surveillance balloons across the US
The US military is conducting wide area surveillance tests across six midwest states using experimental high-altitude balloons, documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reveal. Traveling in the stratosphere at altitudes of up to 65,000ft, the balloons are intended to "provide a persistent surveillance system to locate and deter narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats", according to a filing made on behalf of the Sierra Nevada Corporation, an aerospace and defense company.
'Christian' group - and that's 'Christian' in quotes - warns of faith-based nationalism
Christians Against Christian Nationalism, a movement driven by church leaders and executives of faith-based groups, just put pen to paper to warn Americans that "Christian nationalism" is becoming a concern because, in their words, it often serves as a cover for "white supremacy and racial subjugation."
Sounds dire. Until you peer past the curtain, that is. This is a campaign led by far-left types who use their religious positions to push their far-left ideas.
The LGBTQ agenda in kids' programming is deliberate
Homosexual characters and story lines are showing up more and more often in children's programming – and in the process usurping the rights of parents to determine if, when, and how they want their children to be hear about the topic of sexual orientation.
In a report on Wednesday, The Associated Press makes the case that the "bandwagon [is building] for LGBTQ diversity" in television programs targeting youngsters. AP highlighted the new Hulu animated children's series The Bravest Knight in which the character of ten-year-old "Nia" has two dads (see image). Voice actor Wilson Cruz - an openly homosexual man - plays the part of one of the dads.
Tlaib balks when asked if Israel has right to exist
Tlaib, Rep. Tashida (D-Michigan)When pointedly asked if Israel has the right to exist, Muslim pro-Palestinian Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) balked and dodged the question, saying Israel "exists" to the "detriment" of Palestinians, but then conceded when asked again, insisting at the same time that Palestinians also have a right to human rights - somewhat disqualifying her answer.
NH law will let residents mark an 'X' for gender on licenses
New Hampshire next year will become the 12th state to allow residents to identify their gender with a neutral "X" on their driver's licenses, the latest in the increasing public accommodations for LGTBQ rights at the state level.
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, allowed House Bill 669 - which passed on a voice vote in the legislature - to become law without his signature.
The law will allow a transgender or nonbinary person to mark an "X" for gender on a driver's license or identification card. Currently, the only available marks are "M" for male and "F" for female.
Netanyahu : 'We will have to agree to the Deal of the Century'
Associates of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that Israel will have to say "yes" to US President Donald Trump's so-called "Deal of the Century", even if it includes problematic elements, because the Trump administration has been the friendliest administration to Israel to date, and any other administration would give it a less favorable offer.
"The US President is determined to promote his 'Deal of the Century' at any cost with the thought that it will win him the Nobel Prize ahead of the 2020 Election," Israeli officials told the Yediot Aharonot newspaper, following journalist Nahum Barnea's report that Trump will hold a peace summit attended by Arab leaders at Camp David - before the Israeli elections - and outline his peace plan.
Report: Israel believes Hamas, Iran agreed on Gaza front in case of northern war
Israeli intelligence officials believe Hamas and Iran have come to an agreement for the Gaza-based terror group to open a war front against Israel from the southern coastal Strip in the event of conflict breaking out with Iran's allies on the Jewish state's northern border, according to a report Wednesday.
AOC: Palestinians 'Have No Choice but to Riot' Against Israel
Appearing on the hip-hop radio show Ebro in the Morning, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) agreed Israel treats Palestinians in a "very, very criminal" manner and therefore gives residents "no choice but to riot" against the Jewish state.
Archaeologists say they've discovered ancient Church of the Apostles near the Sea of Galilee
Archaeologists searching for the Church of the Apostles say they have discovered the ancient holy site near the Sea of Galilee.
The Church of the Apostles is famed for reportedly being built over the home of the apostles Andrew and Peter.
Preacher of purity hangs it up: 'I am not a Christian'
"I have undergone a massive shift in regard to my faith in Jesus... By all the measurements that I have for defining a Christian, I am not a Christian. Many people tell me that there is a different way to practice faith and I want to remain open to this, but I'm not there now," he posted on Instagram Friday.
Pro-life group seeks justice after Satanic death threats
A man who repeatedly threatened a pro-life activist is expected to pay a price for his actions. Federal authorities arrested and charged Christopher Thompson, 22, for making death threats to longtime pro-life group Operation Rescue.
Planned Parenthood complains about lack of abortion talk during Democratic debate
In the nearly three hours of debate Tuesday night, none of the candidates said anything about abortion. That might seem okay to most people, but Planned Parenthood was quite unhappy with that outcome, according to Hot Air.
The Planned Parenthood account published a series of indignant tweets about the missed opportunity for candidates to talk about how to expand access to abortions.
Global Elites Take Private Jets, Yachts to Climate Summit
The great and the good from the worlds of business, finance, politics, entertainment, and European royalty have descended on the Sicilian seaside for a billionaire's-only party dubbed Google Summer Camp.
Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have invited a who's who of A-list names - including former President Barack Obama, Prince Harry, Leonardo DiCaprio and Katy Perry (to name a few) - to their annual deluxe climate chat, according to the New York Post, each and every one charged with the responsibility of helping the rest of humanity find ways of fighting climate change.
Second Israeli attack on Iranian targets in E. Iraq reported by Iraqi sources
A second Israeli attack in 10 days on Iranian Guards' and Iraqi militia forces in eastern Iraq was claimed on Sunday, July 28 by Iraqi military sources. They described one or more Israeli Air Force jets striking Camp Ashraf in Diyala Governorate, some 80km from the Iranian border and 40km north of Baghdad. The Iraqi sources reported that the Israeli aircraft struck a consignment of ballistic missile launchers transferred a short time ago from Iran to Iraq. as well as the missiles themselves and the living quarters of Guards officers and personnel of the pro-Iranian Iraqi Badr Brigades militia. Some sources reported up to 40 dead in the attack.
Successful US-Israel Arrow 3 missile tests in Alaska
In face of Iran's continued development of long-range missiles, Israel and the United States completed a series of tests of the new long-range Arrow-3 ballistic missile defense system in Alaska, including the successful interception of an "enemy" target. The series of experiments over the course of 10 days saw three successful interceptions. It was the first time that such a test took place outside of Israeli territory and took place at Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska (PSCA) in Kodiak, Alaska.
GOP lawmaker says he's 'concerned' over reported UFO sightings by Navy pilots
Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., told Fox News Friday that he is "concerned" about recent reports by U.S. Navy pilots of encounters with unidentified aircraft that some have speculated could be otherworldly. "We are concerned about it," Walker, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." "As the ranking member of terrorism and counterintelligence, we have questions. It comes down to some of the new infrared radar systems that we're putting on some of our new jets are detecting some things out there."
Close call! 'City-killer' asteroid skims closer than the moon's orbit and scientists were as surprised as you
A huge and dangerous asteroid appeared and passed extremely close to our planet this week, seemingly "out of nowhere," in the words of one confidence-inspiring astronomer. The huge rock was as much as 427ft across, give or take, or roughly a tenth of MILE, and basically grazed our path, in astronomical terms.
How close was it? Within 45,000 miles. That's LESS than one-fifth of the distance to the moon, which last week we celebrated the anniversary of visiting in person. That's pretty darn close; "Uncomfortably close," to quote Melbourne-based astronomer Michael Brown, who spoke with the Washington Post after the brush with the huge rock.
South Dakota will require "In God We Trust" signs in all public schools
A new law in South Dakota now requires all public schools across the state to feature the "In God We Trust" motto on display. Students returning to school this fall will be greeted by the message, which supporters say is meant to "inspire patriotism." Gov. Kristi Noem signed the law in March, and it went into effect this month. The law requires that the message is prominently displayed in all 149 South Dakota school districts on the first day of classes this year.
California progressives up in arms over 'straight pride parade'
Progressives in the California city of Modesto are shocked and outraged and appalled - that last, a good liberal's favorite expression, particularly when pronounced Ah-Paaahhhled - because officials are poised to approve a permit to hold a "straight pride parade" in the community.
Well, note to progressives: Too bad. "People are shocked and blown away that this kind of event could happen in our community," said Chris Ricci, president of Modesto Progressive Democrats, in the Los Angeles Times.
An Evangelical Megachurch Is Sued for More Than $1 Million in Child Sexual Abuse Case
The case against the Village Church, which is based in Flower Mound, Tex., outside Dallas, and is led by Matt Chandler, is perhaps the most high-profile current lawsuit alleging child sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention. It comes as the largest Protestant denomination in the United States has vowed to address widespread sexual abuse in its congregations.
Bill Salus: Does the False Covenant End the Arab-Israeli Conflict?
Abbas vows end to cooperation with Israel
Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas announced the cessation of operations in accordance with the agreements signed with Israel and the establishment of a committee to implement a decision in accordance with the decisions of the PLO Central Council Thursday evening.
Abbas said that the PA would not agree to have dictates imposed on them and to establish a reality on the ground by means of force, especially in Jerusalem. "The Israeli moves are illegal and void," he said.
Israel's latest missile attack in S. Syria hit a new Iranian intelligence post with overview of N. Israel
In Israel's attack on Tal al-Hara in southern Syria early Wednesday, July 24, its surface missiles leveled a new Iranian forward intelligence station for an overview of northern Israel and parts of the eastern Mediterranean, which had just begun functioning. just 11km from the Israeli border.
Israel's military intelligence watched construction of the station just 11km from the Israeli border and waited until it was up and running before taking it out with surface missiles. Also demolished at the same time were an Iranian observation post at Tal Al-Ahmar near Quneitra opposite the Israeli Golan.
Iran Warns Against Any Attempt to 'Disrupt Order' With Persian Gulf Patrols
Reacting to Western proposals to protect commercial shipping facing potential threats in the Persian Gulf, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned that the regime will confront any attempt to "disrupt order" in the crucial waterway.
Iran 'fires ballistic missile 1,000km in provocative test' amid tanker row with UK and US
Iran is believed to have tested the medium-range missile on Wednesday in a bid to improve the "range and accuracy" of its weapons. News of the provocation emerged after Boris Johnson ordered the Royal Navy to accompany all British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz.
This ramping up of the navy's protection mission by Boris Johnson comes in the wake of Iran seizing Brit tanker the Stena Impero. It marks a dramatic escalation of the crisis with Iran following weeks of heightened tensions in the region.
Royal Navy warship becomes first to escort British tankers through Gulf strait
The British navy has begun escorting vessels traveling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iranian forces seized a British-flagged tanker. In a statement Thursday, Britain's Defense Ministry said that "the Royal Navy has been tasked to accompany British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz, either individually or in groups, should sufficient notice be given of their passage."
Slave trade worldwide and children are worst victims
A leading organization that spreads the gospel throughout Asia doesn't have to look far to rescue children from a dismal life. Slavery did not end when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, says Daniel Yohannan of Gospel for Asia. It is happening all over the world, he says, even to children.
"Especially in places like Asia and Africa it's more prevalent," he advises, "and it's almost kind of a normal thing to have especially children who are working in factories and who basically are slaves."
Revealed: Teaching is political, it's advocacy – it's not educational
Parents aren't sending their children to school to be indoctrinated by politically correct teachers - and the educational industry has no business pressuring teachers or students or parents to conform to its leftist ideologies. Yet that's exactly what's happening.
CNN Editor Celebrated Deaths of 'Jewish Pigs' in Anti-Semitic Tweets
For all of CNN's suggestions that President Trump was a racist and anti-Semite, they sure don't seem to catch those tendencies of prospective employees during the hiring process. Instead, they have them resign after they're exposed on social media. It's especially troubling when the prospective employee had publicly celebrated the deaths of "jewish pigs" in Jerusalem.
Syria: Israel strikes three targets near southern border
The Syrian news agency reports that Israeli air-missile strikes hit at least three targets in the south, near its Golan order, early Wednesday, July 24: One was Tal al-Harra hill, home to Syrian military units, as well as A-Rutha west of Damascus and the Quneitra region. Syrian air defenses responded to all the incoming raids.
Trump says chance of making a deal with Iran is dwindling
US President Donald Trump said Monday that chances of negotiating with Iran were dwindling, as he cited increasing tensions in the Gulf and blasted Tehran as the world's top "state of terror." The president cited a series of recent conflicts involving the Islamic Republic, including the downing of US and Iranian drones and, most recently, Tehran's announcement that it arrested 17 people in connection to a CIA spy ring, a claim Trump rejected as "lies."
Khamenei: Palestinians have 'precise missiles' to resist US peace plan
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met Monday with a delegation from the Palestinian terror group Hamas and held talks with its deputy chief, Saleh al-Arouri, who is heading the delegation. Khamenei told the Hamas officials that supporting the Palestinians "is an ideological and religious matter" and strongly condemned the Mideast peace plan pushed by US President Donald Trump's administration, which he said the Palestinians have "precision missiles" to resist.
The U.S. Is Staging Troops At A Key Saudi Military Base That It Used During All Of Our Previous Middle East Wars
The U.S. military is following many of the exact same patterns that we witnessed during our previous wars in the Middle East, and that even includes setting up shop at a key military base deep in the heart of the Arabian peninsula. After the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, the U.S. military abandoned Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia, but now they are back. Hundreds of U.S. troops are already there working hard to get the base operational, and as you will see below, a tremendous amount of new construction is planned.
First Russian-Chinese air patrol in Asia-Pacific draws shots from South Korea
Russia carried out what it said was its first long-range joint air patrol in the Asia-Pacific region with China on Tuesday, a mission that triggered hundreds of warning shots, according to South Korean officials, and a strong protest from Japan. While troops and naval ships from Russia and China have taken part in joint war games before, they have not, according to Russia's Ministry of Defence, conducted such air patrols in the Asia-Pacific region together until Tuesday.
Syria's civil war taking toll on Christian history
The horrific civil war that has torn apart Syria, claiming an estimated half-million lives, has also taken the lives of thousands of Christian believers. Claire Evans with International Christian Concern tells OneNewsNow that Christians numbered approximately a million before war broke out eight years ago. "And now they're less than four percent of the population," she says, "and it's all because of the conflict."
Google Engineer Goes Public: Tech 'dangerous,' 'taking sides'...
In defiance of science
For years, the left has claimed to be the party of science, while casting religious conservatives as ignorant, superstitious louts. But evidence is mounting that it's the other way around, and has been for some time. After all, who are the ones claiming that we should ignore biology and redefine a man as a woman if he feels like it? Who still claims, despite graphic ultrasound evidence that a growing human being in a womb is a baby, that because we don't really know, we can dispose of it?
Parents warned, again, about far-left teachers
The country's second-largest teachers union is at it again: vowing to fight President Trump and organizing behind a hash tag with a curious name. Trump's presidency was the main target of condemnation at the Together Educating America's Children (TEACH) conference, the biennnial gathering of the American Federation of Teachers. "Our democracy is under assault," Randi Weingarten, the AFT president, declared at the gathering.
House Easily Passes Resolution Opposing Israel Boycott; Three of 'The Squad' Vote No
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday night passed by an overwhelming margin a resolution opposing the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, with three of the four Democratic freshmen known as "the squad" voting against the majority of their colleagues.
Transgender activist pushes for LGBTQ 'topless' swim parties for children as young as 12 at town pools. Oh, and parents can't attend.
Tehran sources: An Israeli Harop drone attacked pro-Iranian Iraqi militia base NE of Baghdad
Iranian and Iraq intelligence sources claim an Israeli Harop UAV carried out the attack on the 52nd Brigade of the Hashd Shaabi militia on Friday, July 19. The attack struck the militia at a Badr Brigades camp outside Amerli town in the Salahudin Province northeast of Baghdad. The sources identify the fragments gathered at the site as belonging to the IAF's Harop, a loitering combat unmanned vehicle, itself a flying bomb, developed by Israel's Aerospace Industries. This drone is a stealth munition that can loiter for up to six hours before homing in on a target. It has a range of 1,000km. The Badr camp is about 900km from Israel.
Report: Hezbollah readying for war with Israel
Hezbollah's commanders, hurting from sanctions on Iran, are preparing for war with Israel, the Daily Beast reported.
Speaking to the Daily Beast, Hezbollah's "Commander Samir" (not his real name), who commands 800 terrorists on the Israel-Lebanon border, said: "The sanctions now have us preparing for dealing with the Israeli front. We will fire the first shot this time."
US briefs Israel on naval response to Iran
This morning, an Israeli representative was reported to have participated in a briefing and discussion by US Special Envoy to Iran, Brian Hook, on the naval defense operation in the Persian Gulf that the US administration is undertaking in response to recent acts of Iranian aggression.
Iran sentences 'CIA spies' to DEATH after arresting 17 as crisis with US and Britain escalates
Iranian State television quoted the Intelligence Ministry as saying it had broken up a CIA spying ring and captured 17 suspects. A ministry official said some of those arrested had been sentenced to death, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. Iran is second only to China in the number of executions - officially about 500 people are put to death annually on charges ranging from murder, drug dealing to opposing the regime or being gay.
Israeli minister boasts his country has been 'killing Iranians'
An Israeli minister boasted Sunday that his country was the only one that "has been killing Iranians", after tensions between Britain and Iran rose in the Gulf.
Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi's comments to public radio were a reference to Israeli strikes in neighbouring Syria against Iranian and Hezbollah military targets.
'Slaughter the Jews' painted in Arabic on Western Wall in Jerusalem
An anti-Semitic vandal scrawled "Slaughter the Jews" on a section of the sacred Western Wall in Jerusalem over the weekend, according to local reports.
The chilling phrase was spray-painted in Arabic on the Kotel HaKatan, or "Little Western Wall," on Saturday in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
World at risk of Ebola 'plane plague' spreading on flights: 'Everyone's at risk'
Ebola was declared a global emergency after the first fatal case was reported in a city of one million inhabitants. Citizens of Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are living in fear after the deadly disease arrived on their doorstep. Government officials have urged world leaders to send aid as they combat the crisis.
Dr. Drew Warns of Imminent Bubonic Plague Outbreak Starting In Los Angeles
Talk radio host Dr. Drew warned Americans that Los Angeles' growing homeless and rodent populations could lead to a resurgence of the bubonic Plague. Speaking with Dilbert creator Scott Adams, Dr. Drew explained how he predicted the current typhus outbreak infecting Los Angeles residents and said bubonic plague is similarly endemic to the area.
Twitter Suspends Angel Mom for Posting About Illegal Immigration
Angel Mom Mary Ann Mendoza, who heads the Angel Families organization, has been suspended from Twitter after posting about illegal immigration and raising awareness about the harms of sanctuary city policies. Angel Mom Mendoza's son, 32-year-old police officer Brandon Mendoza, was killed in May 2014 by a drunk illegal alien who was driving the wrong way down a highway in Mesa, Arizona.
Colo. St. Univ: Don't say 'American,' 'straight,' 'illegal alien'
Colorado State University (CSU) just published its "Inclusive Language Guide," and it excludes terms such as "Americans" - I mean "people from the U.S." - terms that have been habitually used without malice aforethought for centuries, but it indicates that today's college students are now too sensitive to handle such "offensive" terms. Everyone in the campus community are urged to be inclusive or risk making others feel hurt or unwelcome.
"A Colorado State University task force cautions students, faculty, and staff to avoid the use of the terms 'America' and 'American,' among others - some of which might not be known to the common person to be considered offensive," TheBlaze reported.
'These seizures are unacceptable': Hunt blasts Iran as he confirms TWO British tankers have been raided in the Gulf prompting COBR emergency summit - in major escalation of tensions with Tehran
Iran has seized two British oil tankers in the Persian Gulf as tensions in the region increase dramatically. The first vessel, the Stena Impero, was surrounded by heavily-armed Iranian vessels and a helicopter around 4pm and ordered to turn north.
The second vessel, the Mesdar, is Liberian flagged, but owned by British company Norbulk Shipping, was ordered by Iran to turn north around 45 minutes later. Theresa May is chairing an emergency meeting of the COBRA committee at Number 10, which will be attended by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is currently battling with his predecessor Boris Johnson to replace Mrs May as Prime Minister.
Is a New US Mideast War Inevitable?
Trump Says U.S. Ship Shot Down Iranian Drone in Strait of Hormuz
President Trump said a U.S. Navy ship shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, hours after Iranian forces said they had seized a foreign tanker, the latest in a series of incidents that have heightened tensions in the region.
Mr. Trump said the USS Boxer, an amphibious assault ship, took defensive action against the drone, which he said was "threatening safety of the ship and the ship's crew." The drone was "immediately destroyed," Mr. Trump said, in comments from the White House.
He called the approach by the drone the latest "of many provocative and hostile actions by Iran against vessels operating in international waters."
Iran state TV: Iranian forces seize foreign oil tanker, crew
Iran said Thursday its Revolutionary Guard seized a foreign oil tanker and its crew of 12 for smuggling fuel out of the country, and hours later released video showing the vessel to be a United Arab Emirates-based ship that had vanished in Iranian waters over the weekend. The announcement solved one mystery - the fate of the missing ship - but raised a host of other questions and heightened worries about the free flow of traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world's most critical petroleum shipping routes. One-fifth of global crude exports passes through the strait.
US deploys 500 troops plus Patriots at Saudi airbase facing Iraq border
Bracing for the revival of Iran's attacks on Gulf oil allies, the Trump administration has begun deploying troop reinforcements to Saudi Arabia. The first 500 troops of the 1,000 announced by the Pentagon arrived this week at the Prince Sultan Air Base east of the capital, US media reported on Thursday, July 18, along with several Patriot anti-air anti-missile batteries.
Ilhan Omar To Introduce Pro-BDS Resolution. BDS Movement Is Anti-Semitic.
Far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is reportedly preparing to introduce a pro-Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) resolution in the House of Representatives. The BDS movement is anti-Semitic and intends to destroy the nation of Israel.
Al-Monitor reports that Omar's resolution "would defend the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel." "We are introducing a resolution... to really speak about the American values that support and believe in our ability to exercise our first amendment rights in regard to boycotting," Omar told Al-Monitor. "And it is an opportunity for us to explain why it is we support a nonviolent movement, which is the BDS movement."
Google - the master manipulator of millions of votes (for liberals)
In the recent Congressional Hearing, social psychologist and AI specialist Dr. Robert Epstein who dropped a bombshell. His research found that in 2016, Google manipulated two or three million votes in Hillary Clinton's direction - and in 2018, the vote total for Democrats was even larger. "In 2020, if all these companies are supporting the same candidate, there are 15 million votes on the line that can be shifted without people's knowledge and without leaving a paper trail for authorities to trace," he stated.
Wake up, parents, to Left stealing your kids
Democratic lawmakers in Illinois want to help girls sneak into abortion clinics and keep their parents in the dark, but a pro-life activist says the issue is about more than one controversial law. A 1995 law bars minors from getting an abortion without parental notification but now a proposal in the General Assembly would drop the old law entirely despite a "judicial bypass" option that is also on the books. Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute says such a law would affect many more families than those in her state...
Iran state TV: Iranian forces seize foreign oil tanker, crew
Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces have seized a foreign oil tanker accused of smuggling oil with a crew of 12, Iran's state TV reported Thursday, just days after an oil tanker based in the United Arab Emirates disappeared off trackers in Iranian territorial waters. The Panamanian-flagged oil tanker MT Riah stopped transmitting its location overnight on Sunday near Qeshm Island, which has a Revolutionary Guard base on it, according to data listed on tracking site Maritime Traffic.
'IT WILL NOT GO UNANSWERED' Iran doubles down on threat to attack Britain over 'vicious' oil tanker seizure as Royal Navy sends a THIRD warship to the Gulf
As tensions escalate over the tanker row, it's been revealed that the Royal Navy is set to send a third warship to the Persian Gulf this summer. It comes as an Iranian bomb boat was found in the path of a second British warship – the HMS Duncan – which is currently racing to the flashpoint. Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused Britain of "piracy" after the Royal Marines seized a supertanker believed to be carrying Iranian crude oil to Syria on July 5.
Iran: Ballistic missile program not up for negotiation
Iran denied on Tuesday that it was willing to negotiate over its ballistic missile program, after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran had signaled it was ready to negotiate about its ballistic missiles, Reuters reported.
Pompeo appeared to be reacting to a comment by Iran's Foreign Minister that Tehran would discuss its missile program after Washington stopped arming allies the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, something the United States is unlikely to do.
TAKING ON TEHRAN US 'to deploy 500 troops to expanding Saudi Arabian air base' to front-up to Iran threat
The move will fortify the growing Prince Sultan Air Base - which is being heavily built-up with a Patriot missile defence battery and an improved runway, CNN reported. It's hoped that fifth-generation F-22 stealth jets and other fighters will be flown from the base to strike Iranian targets should war break out, the unnamed officials said.
Rev. Graham: Pride Month 'Reveals the Deepening Depravity That Now Vexes Our Country'
Evangelical Christian leader Franklin Graham thanked President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for refusing to allow the gay-rainbow flag to fly over U.S. embassies during June "pride" month, noting how offensive the flag is to Christians and millions of people of other faiths. He also criticized liberal politicians for celebrating "pride" in June, stating that the flaunting of such unnatural behavior "reveals the deepening depravity that now vexes our country."
Elon Musk wants to hook your brain directly up to computers, starting next year
Elon Musk, the futurist billionaire behind SpaceX and Tesla, outlined his plans to connect humans' brains directly to computers on Tuesday night, describing a campaign to create "symbiosis with artificial intelligence." He said the first prototype could be implanted in a person by the end of next year.
Truth not absolute with AI deception technology...
Artificial intelligence (AI) quickly has become a transformative technology impacting many aspects of our lives through augmentation of processes and tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making and language translation. This technology allows for machines to learn from experience, refine new data inputs and perform tasks with almost human-like responsiveness.
Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency
The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people . A WHO expert committee declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health agency to make the declaration for this outbreak, even though other experts say it has long met the required conditions. More than 1,600 people have died since August in the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which is unfolding in a region described as a war zone.