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Meanwhile, massive die-offs are happening around the world baffling residents and officials. 103 whales have already washed up dead this year in Brazil, thousands of fish found dead in dam reservoir in Uruguay, in lakes…
Netanyahu: If we are not in the Jordan Valley, Iran will be
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech marking 50 years of Israeli presence in the Jordan Valley . (photo credit:KOBI GIDEON/GPO)
Iran will take over the Jordan Valley unless Israel maintains a military and civilian presence in the area, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday night at a jubilee event marking the 50th anniversary of the state’s control of the region.
We will not let this happen,” said Netanyahu, as he made a rare visit to the Jordan Valley where some of the first settlements were built after the Six Day War.
Eliciting shouts, whistles and applause, Netanyahu pledged that he would not uproot the Jordan Valley settlements.
“The Jordan Valley will always be part of Israel. We will continue to settle it and invest in its industry and its tourism,” the prime minister said.
The region “has supreme security importance for the State of Israel,” he added.
“The Middle East is fickle and violent. The Jordan Valley is a strategic defensive belt for the state. Without it, a flood of fundamentalism could enter the country and reach as far as the Dan region. That’s why our eastern line of defense begins in this place,” Netanyahu said.
The Bosnian war of 1992-1995 seems to have been largely forgotten about nowadays, but it continues to have large consequences for U.S. foreign policy and the war on terror.
Christian journalists, many of whom are ideological supporters of Israel, collectively influence billions of potential Israel supporters around the world.
EpiPen maker only cares about sales, not human lives
(Natural News) Mylan Pharmaceuticals has had a rough time of it in the past 18 months or so. The pharma giant is the distributor of the live-saving EpiPen – a device which administers exact doses of epinephrine (adrenaline) using special autoinjector technology. When someone has a life-threatening allergic reaction to peanuts, shellfish, … [Read More…]
Marvel, Disney, Warner Bros. Wage War on Family-Friendly Platform
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VidAngel, the market-leading entertainment platform empowering users to filter language, nudity, violence and other content from movies and TV series on Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO—using modern streaming platforms such as iOS, Android and ROKU—launched its new platform in June 2017. VidAngel has also added to its recent success with original content from VidAngel Studios, which launched in January 2017. VidAngel has been engaged in a protracted legal battle with Disney, 20th
Century Fox, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros, New Line Cinema, Marvel and Turner Entertainment. These seven Hollywood studios are seeking to eliminate filtering and choice, arguing that the 2005 Family Movie Act—a law that expressly permits filtering in the home—does not apply to modern devices and should remain legal only for outdated technology. In response, VidAngel has mounted a robust legal defense. Today’s filing represents another legal step to protect the future of filtering. Neal Harmon, VidAngel CEO, has issued the following statement:
California school ditches graduation tradition for sake of “gender inclusivity”
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A popular graduation tradition at California’s Camarillo High School is about to come to an end because – well – because the grownups who run the school district are morons. For as far back as anyone can remember graduates wore gowns reflecting the school colors. The guys wore navy blue gowns and the gals wore blue gowns. But that tradition just got deep-sixed for the sake of gender inclusivity – and now graduates will only be allowed to wear one color that represents all genders. “This is a very big national
initiative,” Oxnard Union High School District Supt. Penelope DeLeon told the student newspaper. “It is not about gender equality as much as it is about being respectful to everybody’s choice to select a gender or not to select a gender, and we have students who choose not to.” Wait. What? So, kids now have the option of being genderless? Is that the latest fad among the sex and gender revolutionaries?
Massive Animal Die-Offs Increasing Around The World
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Massive die-offs are happening around the world baffling residents and officials. 103 whales have already washed up dead this year in Brazil, thousands of fish found dead in dam reservoir in Uruguay, in lakes in India and in rivers in Paraguay and Portugal, and tons of fish along a beach in Thailand. 103 whales have already washed up dead this year in Brazil The whale season on the Brazilian coast –
between July and October – is coming to an end with a sad record this year: 103 strandings across the country. This is the all-time record. And a disturbing question remains: what is behind this number? Thousands of fish found dead in dam reservoir in Palmar, Uruguay Residents living around the Palmar Dam are reporting the presence of thousands of dead fish along the Rio Negro. Locals say it had already happened 2 years ago. It may be due to water scarcity in the bed of the river.
NC Governor’s Orders Will Allow Biological Men to Use Women’s Restrooms
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Democratic North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has issued two orders to allow for citizens to use the restroom of their gender identity rather than their biological sex. Reversing the policies of his predecessor Pat McCrory, Governor Cooper reached a proposed settlement with pro-LGBT groups suing the state over HB 142, which forbade local entities from passing ordinances that allow biological men to use women’s restrooms or locker rooms. “Under H.B. 142, and with respect to public facilities that are
subject to Executive Branch Defendants’ control or supervision, transgender people are not prevented from the use of public facilities in accordance with their gender identity,” read the settlement agreement, filed Wednesday.“The Executive Branch Defendants as used in this paragraph shall include their successors, officers, and employees. This Order does not preclude any of the Parties from challenging or acting in accordance with future legislation.”
Hamas warns Trump that they want to wipe out Israel, not recognize it
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A senior Hamas leader denounced demands by the Trump administration that the terror group be disarmed, and that its leadership must recognize the State of Israel following the reconciliation agreement between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. Last week, Hamas and the Palestine Liberation Organization-led Palestinian Authority inked a “final” reconciliation agreement, forming a
united government for the first time in a decade. Following the signing of the agreement, Israel announced it would not negotiate with the Hamas-PLO unity government. On Wednesday, President Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt demanded that in light of Hamas’ new position in the PA, the terror group must disarm, recognize Israel, and adhere to all other agreements and commitments the PA has made over the past quarter-century.
How Twitter Is Waging a Censorship ‘War’ Against Pro-Lifers
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On the heels of news that Twitter restricted a pro-life campaign ad from Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Live Action’s Lila Rose tells CBN News the tech company is doing the same to her organization. “Twitter’s been waging a war against pro-life speech for a while now,” Rose told CBN’s Jenna Browder. “They’ve been banning Live Action’s pro-life ads for several years and then they actually completely froze
our ad account in the last year. So that means Live Action is totally prohibited from doing pro-life advertising on Twitter.” The non-profit’s Twitter account is the largest social media platform for the pro-life movement. In the case of Blackburn, Twitter called into question her comments on Planned Parenthood. “I am 100 percent pro-life,” Blackburn said in the campaign ad. “I fought Planned Parenthood and we stopped the sale of baby body parts, thank God.”
Iran’s Supreme Leader Calls Trump “Foul Mouthed Retard”
October 20, 2017 Sean Adl-Tabatabai Middle East, News 0
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has lashed out at President Trump, accusing him of being a “foul-mouthed retard.”
Following Trump’s refusal to recertify Iran’s nuclear deal with the U.S., Khamenei penned a scathing rant on his website, labelling Trump as “foul-mouthed”, uttering “nonsense,” and “suffering from retardation”.
“The President of the United States displays nonsense; however, this should not lead us to ignore the mischief of the US regime,” Khamenei said on his website.
President Trump ‘Ready’ To Prosecute Hillary Over Uranium One Scandal
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President Donald Trump says he is ready to pursue criminal charges against Hillary Clinton over claims she accepted millions of dollars in Russian bribes in exchange for approving the Uranium One deal.
Trump took to Twitter Thursday, slamming the mainstream media for ignoring the bombshell revelations about Clinton.
Thegatewaypundit.com reports: “Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn’t want to follow!,” tweeted Trump.
Pollution killed 9mn people in a year, 2.5mn in India – study
Deaths caused by pollution topped 9 million in 2015, or three times the figure from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, and almost 15 times as many as war and other forms of violence, scientists say.
‘Anti-modernist’ Trump aims to sink Iran deal as part of Obama legacy destruction – German FM
Donald Trump represents “anti-modernity” and promotes the “law of the strongest,” and is keen to destroy much of Barack Obama’s legacy, including the historic nuclear deal signed with Iran, the German foreign minister said.
by Giulio Meotti • October 20, 2017 at 5:00 am
- "They are those who believe that Islam is a religion of peace, tolerance and love and do not want to hear about an Islam of war, intolerance and hatred". — Michel Onfray, Le Figaro.
- Le Figaro just devoted an entire issue to Muslim women in France who are trying to fight radical Islam. They are journalists, activists and writers who want equality between men and women, freedom of expression and sexual freedom. These Muslims clearly care more about the French Enlightenment than many non-Muslims who advocate appeasing Islamists.
- In short, France needs to start fostering its side of this cultural war. Even if it is too late to recover all of the lost ground, if France does not start immediately but just limits itself to "manage" this "state of emergency", the lights turned off will not be only those of the Eiffel Tower, as happens after every terror attack, but also the lights of one of the greatest civilizations that history ever gave us.
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“Donald Trump was today accused of peddling ‘fake news’ and stirring up hate after he wrongly linked the rise in crime in England and Wales to ‘Radical Islamic terror.’” The actual purveyors of fake news, however, are the British MPs who are attacking Trump over this, and claiming he attributed the rise in crime to […]
Netanyahu, Putin talk Syria tensions as Iran threatens from Damascus
A UN observer looks at a lookout point as smoke rising at a Syrian village near the Israeli-Syrian border in the Golan Heights during fights between the rebels and the Syrian army, June 25, 2017. (photo: Flash90, Basel Awidat)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Syrian conflict in a phone call Wednesday afternoon, two days after Israeli jets bombed an anti-aircraft battery near Damascus which had fired on an Israeli plane, the Kremlin said.
The two leaders also discussed the Iran nuclear deal and Iraqi Kurdistan, according to Moscow.
“There was a thorough discussion of ways to resolve the Syrian crisis, the situation surrounding Iran’s nuclear program and the results of the referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan,” a statement from the Kremlin read.
Increasingly, it’s looking like chatbots are going to be the ones helping some of us to accept the inevitable and wrestle with our very human questions about death. Researchers are already making bots that can talk people through their personal and, importantly, spiritual anxieties about death in addition to helping them plan for the end. What that says about us, I’m really not sure. Chatbots like LifeFolder’s Emily have popped up to mimic conversations with healthcare workers to help people plan—Emily, according to the company, is meant to imitate a “trained nurse” and walks you through end-of-life planning decisions like choosing someone to handle your affairs, etc…
Since Christ first promised His disciples He would return, Christians have wondered if their generation is the one that would witness the fulfillment of that promise. And probably every generation since has thought itself to be the last generation, basing their belief on the perceived or actual declining moral standards of society in their day. Yet for all the speculation and hearsay, only one generation can be the final generation, and all the evidence points to ours.
Eleven years ago, Chuck Colson put Hefner’s legacy into proper perspective. On the occasion of Heffner’s 80th birthday, Chuck said that “Hugh Hefner did more than anyone else to turn America into a great pornographic wasteland.” Hefner’s journalistic eulogists are celebrating his rebellion and ultimate triumph over the “puritanical elements of the [1950s].” You know, that “dark and joyless time in America,” as writer Matthew Scully put it, “when one could actually go about daily life without ever encountering pornographic images.” Without Hefner’s pioneering vision, “American males could not avail themselves of hundreds of millions of obscene films every year—as they do now.” That our pornographic wasteland is filled with so many victims is also part of the man’s legacy, which can only be fully understand in light of the larger story of the sexual revolution.
Athletes need to be fitted with microchips, in a similar way that dogs are, in the fight against drug cheats in sport, according to a leading representative of international sports people. Mike Miller, the World Olympians Association chief executive, claimed that radical anti-doping methods – including implants to recognise the effects of banned substances – are needed to protect clean sport. “Some people say we shouldn’t do this to people,” Miller said. “Well, we’re a nation of dog lovers, we’re prepared to chip our dogs and it doesn’t seem to harm them, so why aren’t we prepared to chip ourselves?” Miller claims a breakthrough in microchip technology is on the horizon and testers need to be aware of developments.
It has been widely debated among the science community for years, but now Nasa claims that Planet Nine does exist. The space agency highlights five different lines of evidence pointing to the existence of the mysterious world, and says that imagining that Planet Nine does not exist generates more problems than you solve. Researchers are now using the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii in the hopes of finding Planet Nine, and hope that its detection will also shed light on its origin.
The computers that run those services have programmed themselves, and they have done it in ways we cannot understand. Even the engineers who build these apps cannot fully explain their behavior. This raises mind-boggling questions. As the technology advances, we might soon cross some threshold beyond which using AI requires a leap of faith. Sure, we humans can’t always truly explain our thought processes either—but we find ways to intuitively trust and gauge people. Will that also be possible with machines that think and make decisions differently from the way a human would? We’ve never before built machines that operate in ways their creators don’t understand. How well can we expect to communicate—and get along with—intelligent machines that could be unpredictable and inscrutable?
Our society has embraced the idea of allowing gender-confused small children to determine for themselves whether they are boys or girls with very little regard for the consequences.