STATE DEPARTMENT DROPS ‘OCCUPIED’ FROM WEST BANK DESCRIPTION


JerusalemFor years, the international community and the U.S. government have described the West Bank in Israel as “occupied.”

That is, governed by Israel even though Palestinians claim ownership.

But just days ago, the U.S. State Department discontinued that description.

The agency’s new “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017, released Friday, assesses human rights in nearly 200 countries and territories.

“These reports are required by U.S. law and are used by a variety of actors including the U.S. Congress, the executive branch, and the judicial branch as a factual resource for decision making in matters ranging from assistance to asylum,” the department said.

There still is a reference to the “Israel-occupied Golan Heights,” but that same description for the West Bank has been dropped…. more

Matthew 5:37 HCSB But let your word ‘yes’ be ‘yes,’ and your ‘no’ be ‘no.’ Anything more than this is from the evil one.

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United Socialist States of America: “Crazy Bernie” wants to give everyone a government job — what could go wrong?


Your grandfather’s Democratic Party is dead and gone, as evidenced by its hard-Left turn away from ordinary everyday Americans who make this country work.

The latest evidence of this massive shift in political ideology is a serious legislative proposal by Sen. “Crazy Bernie” Sanders, an “independent” from Vermont who honeymooned with his wife back in the day in the “worker’s paradise” known as the Soviet Union.

Seems Bernie thinks everyone ought to have a government job, and ought to make at least $15 an hour doing it. No word yet on how Bernie would pay for this boondoggle other than “taxing the wealthy” — who, presumably, will continue working at whatever it is they do rather than taking a Bernie-supplied government gig.

About Bernie’s government jobs for all plan, he’s not quite finished with it, The Hill notes. But we are assured that the proposed legislation is on the way… more

Yes, sex slave cults are REAL, and another Hollywood actress just got arrested for allegedly helping run one


‘Smallville’ actress Allison Mack arrested for role in alleged sex cultComing on the heels of infamous sex scandals like “Pizzagate,” Harvey Weinstein, and Jimmy Kimmel are new reports about an underground Hollywood sex slave ring co-led by former “Smallville” actress Allison Mack, who was recently arrested for her alleged involvement in luring new female recruits as slaves for her cult “master.”

Mack, 35, was reportedly a direct “slave” of Keith Raniere, the head honcho of a fake multi-level marketing company in upstate New York known as “Nxivm” that basically functioned as his own personal sex trafficking and forced labor cult. Mack was allegedly tasked by Raniere with finding fresh girls to join the cult, which she presented to potential new recruits as a mentorship and support group for women.

After taking the bait, girls who agreed to join were quickly summoned into sex slavery, and were forced to have sex with Raniere whenever he pleased. They were even held down as his initials were burned into their private parts with a cauterizing pen, according to criminal filings, during which Mack allegedly pressed into their chests and told them to “feel the pain” and to “think of [their] master.”… more

Queering Government Schools: Just Say No


There are three major reasons to keep your children home on the Day of Silence:

1.) To remove your children from exposure to yet more corrupt ideas and coercive social pressure.

2.) To communicate to administrators, faculty, and school board members that if they allow instructional time to be disrupted—and yes, refusal to speak disrupts instructional time—your children will not be present.

3.) To prevent political protests from metastasizing in government schools.

Efforts like the Day of Silence are not solely or centrally about ending bullying. These efforts are intended to eradicate moral distinctions between right and wrong sexual behavior and to mainstream homosexuality and the “trans” ideology. One can oppose both bullying and the Day of Silence.

Efforts like the Day of Silence, the school sexuality-indoctrination bill, and Dykstra’s recommendations for “transing” preschools are about using public monies and captive audiences of children to transform their moral and political views. That is not the role of government employees. The presupposition on which all of these efforts are based is that homosexual activity and opposite-sex impersonation are moral, which is an arguable belief—not an objective fact….more

Son of Man Can These Bones Live? You Know LORD


As I was preparing for our small group last night on Ezekiel 38-39, the War of Gog and Magog, I arranged my notes to begin with Ezekiel 37:1-11, ‘The Valley of the dry bones’.

I have to admit I was never really certain if the passage was about a specific prophecy, or about the almost 1900 years the Jewish people had been out of the land.

Then I came across this video celebrating the 70 years of Israel’s rebirth, and at 1:30 seconds, and 4:29 seconds into the video, it came to me that Ezekiel 37 could have been prophesying the Holocaust. There are clues in verse 9… more

Iran boasts that the date for Israel’s destruction has already been set


Jews News: Iranian Army Ground Forces commander Brig.-Gen. Kiumars Heidari has warned that Israel can no longer threaten the Islamic Republic.

As tensions continue to rise along Israel’s northern border, Heidari said Iran’s armed forces “are much more powerful than before” and that “the date has been set” for Israel’s destruction, according to official news agency Mehr. He was speaking in Tehran ahead of Iran’s Army Day. more …

Opinion by Bible Prophecy Tracker: It doesn’t take a prophecy watcher to see that the world is growing increasingly dangerous. Each April I have shared with you the research done by a Christian market trading adviser who studies cycles for clues on how markets will move.

I first found Insiide Track from Bill Koenig’s website http://www.watch.org who posted the events surrounding April 19-20 after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing April 15, 2013.

The following post is from Tuesday:

“Syria Sets Stage: Gold Corroborating…China Conflict Coming?”

“In the late-1990’s INSIIDE Track began a discussion on an uncanny cycle that has impacted America since her founding and has timed momentous, empire-shaping events dating back for millennia.  Among other things, this date has timed:
— First shot of Revolutionary War
— First shot of Civil War
— Start of Spanish/American War
— Failure of Bay of Pigs Invasion
 
That date – April 19 – is what I call the Date of Aggression.  It is the culmination of the Week of Aggression’ (April 12 – 19) & Month of Aggression’ (March 20/21 – April 19/20).   One of the natural reasons for this rise in aggression is the start of the Natural Year in the Northern Hemisphere.  The first month of the Natural Year begins on March 20/21 (vernal equinox/start of Spring) and lasts into April 19/20.
Thousands of years ago, this was the time ‘when kings went off to war’ – as described in the Old Testament of the Bible. 
It is the time when ancient Rome celebrated Tubilustrium – preparing the army for war with four days of aggressive & intentional bloodshed.
And in the millennia since then, this time period has consistently & repeatedly timed escalating acts of aggression as half of the globe comes back to life after the ‘containment’ of Winter.
As explained since the early-2000’s, that period – from March 20 – April 19 – often determines what the rest of the year will look like – in terms of war or peace.

Historically, this date times not only military battles, but financial, natural, & social upheaval as well.  If you expand the parameters a few days on each side of April 19, it also includes:

— Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
— Battle of San Jacinto (the final shot in the war for Texas independence)
— Thornton Affair (first shot in Mexican-American War)
— Doolittle Raid on Japan (America’s first ‘shot’ on the Japanese homeland in WWII)
— League of Nations dissolved
— End of Viet Nam conflict & fall of Saigon
— Operation Praying Mantis (1988; largest battle of surface warships since WWII)
 
And in recent times, a new type of battle has unfolded:
— Waco/Branch Davidian debacle
— Oklahoma City Bombing
— Columbine High School massacre
— Virginia Tech shooting
— Boston Marathon bombing
— Metcalf sniper attack

… and there is much, much more.

Due to over-arching long-term cycles (decades & centuries in duration), this Date of Aggression was/is projected to hold added significance in 2018 – 2021.  And now, as we approach this date, the US is engaged in battles on multiple fronts with Syria now taking center stage and risking all kinds of unintended (or intended) consequences that could spiral out of control in the coming months & years.  These actions have already validated the Month of Aggression and Week of Aggression… as we bear down on the Date of Aggression.  

While attention is focused on the Middle East, China is initiating war games in the Taiwan Strait… beginning on April 18, 2018!”

Japan to legalize “organ transplant farms” of animals to be raised and slaughtered for human transplant organs


The world is changing so swiftly that things that might have seemed like science fiction just a decade or two ago are now becoming the norm. For some time now, scientists around the world have been working on developing animal-human hybrids – or chimeras – for the mass production of human organs to be used in transplant operations. The ethical issues involved are obviously immense, but researchers justify their work by noting that around 20 people die each day while waiting for a transplant.

Until recently, this work has been largely theoretical, with strict regulations in place that experimental pregnancies have to be terminated before reaching full term. Back in 2016, MIT Technology Review found that at least three U.S. teams were actively working on this type of research, with the establishment of around 20 successful pregnancies in the preceding year. (Related: Scientists have grown a pig-human hybrid creature in a lab.)… more

People with bad “social credit” in China now banned from using trains, airplanes


China has already thought of a couple of ways of applying their unique “Social Credit System” in order to punish deserving citizens. According to online reports, the country plans to ban certain individuals from boarding airplanes and trains if they are among those who are deemed unworthy based on the Social Credit System. People who have taken these transportation systems before and subsequently committed any crimes or transgressions will be banned from using them again for up to a year.

This is based on statements put forth through the official website of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, which also stated that anyone who has committed certain acts, such as spreading false information about terrorism, causing trouble on flights, using expired tickets, and smoking on trains will be among those who are put on the restricted lists. The statements were said to be dated March 2 but weren’t issued until March 16.

In case you weren’t aware, the Social Credit System is China’s unique new method of ranking its citizens based on a number of different factors. Primarily, it is based on online activity and online behavior, for which the government gathers the necessary data about the citizens through the multitude of mobile apps and online services that they use…. more

This credit system is paving the way for a one world system to control the people and their actions. Those that follow Jesus with their whole heart will be persecuted, because Satan hates God. This system will be everywhere when the time is right. Not sure what the name will be other than what scripture says “Mark of the Beast”. For those that are True Believers in Christ we will not be here during the Tribulation but for those that are left here they will bow to the Antichrist or be beheaded.

Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Revelation 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

Revelation 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.