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December 13, 2018

Church of England Introduces Baptism-Style Ceremony For Gender ‘Transitions’

December 13 - While the Church of England – the largest Christian denomination in the United Kingdom – is stopping short of calling its newly instituted blessing for “transgenders” a second baptism, priests are being directed to offer baptism-style ceremonies for those announcing their new sexual identity. In a newly issued pastoral guidance, clergy are being told to call men by their new female names, and women by their new male names. The guidance declares, “For a trans person to be addressed...

Father of Swedish terror victim attacked by migrant who vandalised her grave – Police do nothing

December 13 - The illegal migrant who almost daily violates 11-year-old Ebba Åkerlund’s grave attacked Ebba’s father, Stefan, last night. “When I called the police no one came,” the father writes on Facebook: “This gets sicker and sicker. When I visited my beloved daughter’s grave tonight he was there, and he was extremely threatening. He looked even more terrifying with one eye missing. Given that he has previously pulled a knife on the verger, I suspect he’s capable of anything.”

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Legalize pot, open casino to pay down city’s $28B pension debt

December 13 - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday proposed a solution to clamp down on the city’s $28 billion in public-pension debt: legalize marijuana and open a city-owned casino. Emanuel called Chicago's pension crisis a "flashing yellow light of uncertainty" and instability for the city. The lame-duck mayor outlined steps the city has taken in recent years to stabilize the funds, including raising taxes. “For the last seven-and-a-half years, we have worked together to stabilize, strengthen...

California mulls tax on text messaging

December 13 - A California regulator's plan to tax texts in order to fund cellphones for the poor hit a snag Wednesday after a Federal Communications Commission ruled text messages aren't subject to the utility agency's authority. The decision by the FCC, which categorized text messages as "information services" on par with emails and not "telecommunications services," came in an effort to combat robo-texts and spam messages. The California Public Utilities Commission now faces...

Trump cancels White House Christmas party - for the press

December 13 - President Trump has canceled the White House holiday party for the media, making the decades-old tradition a victim of his increasingly contentious relationship with major news organizations. The annual Christmas-season gathering was a significant perk for those covering the White House, as well as other Washington reporters, anchors and commentators, and New York media executives would regularly fly in for the occasion. At its peak, the invitation-only soirees...

Glass-a-day drinkers less likely than teetotallers to end up in hospital

December 12 - People who enjoy one glass of wine a day are less likely to be admitted to hospital than teetotallers, a new study suggests. Researchers said the finding show “moderate” consumption of alcohol means a lower risk of hospitalisation and of suffering heart disease. The study involving Harvard University tracked more than 21,000 men and women living in Italy for six years. It found that teetotallers were 11 per cent more likely to end up being hospitalised, compared with those who...

Dems Change Rules to Make It Easier to Raise Taxes

December 12 - It is no surprise that one of the first acts of the new Democrat majority will be to make it easier to raise taxes on the American people. Incoming House Rules Chairman Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) has announced that House Democrats have abandoned a rules plan that would have required a three-fifths House majority to raise taxes. The House rules proposal would have limited the new Democrat majority’s ability to raise taxes, something that the tax-and-spend left has never been comfortable with.

California lawmaker arrested for 'child cruelty' says he spanked his daughter

December 13 - A California lawmaker who was arrested on suspicion of child cruelty says the allegation stemmed from spanking his seven-year-old daughter. Democrat Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula said he spanked his daughter on Sunday night because she was acting up. Arambula said he believed his daughter went to school angry the following morning and told a teacher about what had happened. He was arrested on Monday after officials at Dailey Elementary Charter School...

December 6, 2018

German Government Accused of Funding Brochure That Encourages Kids to Spy on Their “Right-Wing” Parents

December 5 - The Federal Ministry for Family Affairs in Germany has been accused of funding a brochure for kindergarten teachers that encourages children to spy on their “right-wing” parents. The 60-page manual was produced by the Berlin-based Amadeu Antonio Foundation (AAS), an watchdog organization that tackles racism and hate speech. It was co-funded by the Family Ministry, which is a cabinet-level ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany.

This Anti-Gun Bill Would Require the Social Media History and Internet Search History of Prospective Buyers

December 5 - In New York (the state, not just the city) there’s a rather Orwellian gun bill on the table that would require would-be firearm purchasers to turn over 3 years of their social media history and one year of their internet search history if they want to buy a gun. Applicants to purchase a gun would be required by law to turn over their social media passwords to accounts like Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram, and they’d have to allow police to see a year’s worth of their searches...

California mandates solar panels for homes built in 2020 and later

December 6 - California lawmakers on Wednesday officially approved a measure that mandates all homes built in the Golden State in 2020 and beyond be solar-powered. The new standards were approved earlier this year and voted on unanimously by the California Building Standards Commission, the Orange County Register reported. Officials heralded the move as a “historical undertaking” that “will be a beacon of light for the rest of the country.”

British MPs could 'unilaterally' halt Brexit

December 5 - British MPs are to vote on Brexit next week in the knowledge that their ballots could halt the whole process - if the EU court follows the opinion of one of its top jurists. "Article 50 TEU [Treaty of the European Union] allows the unilateral revocation of the notification of the intention to withdraw from the EU," Manuel Campos Sanchez-Bordona, an advocate general at the EU court in Luxembourg, said on Tuesday (December 4). His "opinion" was "non-binding" on EU judges...

Man Unable to Speak, Walk, See or Breathe Days After Getting Flu Shot

December 5 - Shane Morgan and his wife Monique decided to get flu shots on November 2, believing it would help protect them and young family members ahead of the busy holiday season. But what they thought was a pro-active measure turned to horror when Shane began losing feeling in his arms and legs. “About 36-hours after he got the flu shot he started to get sick,” Monique explained to KSNV. “I never dreamed that any of this could ever happen,” Shane told local media.

Pig hearts could soon be tested in humans after scientists pass important milestone

December 5 - Pig hearts could soon be tested in humans after scientists passed an important milestone when transplanting the organs into primates. In 2000, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) suggested that human trials would be considered once 60 per cent of primates could live for three months, with at least some indication that longer survival was possible. Previous studies have only achieved up to 57 days survival, so the new research is the first to meet...

World hits another alarming carbon emissions mark

December 5 - The world hit another carbon dioxide emissions milestone in 2018, with an estimated 2.7 percent increase in emissions since last year, according to a report published Wednesday in Environmental Research Letters, a scientific journal. This follows an increase of 1.6 percent in 2017 from 2016. The Global Carbon Project, an organization that produced the report, estimates that global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel sources will hit a record high of more than 37 billion tons this year.

Baby Jesus placed in cage in church's illegal alien-themed nativity scene

December 6 - Baby Jesus is in a cage and the wise men are closed off by a wall in a nativity scene at Saint Susanna Parish in Dedham, Massachusetts, CBS Boston reports. The display is meant to be thought provoking. "We try to take a picture of the world as it is and to put it together with a Christmas message," said Pastor Fr. Stephen Josoma. This year, the message questions "peace on Earth," since Jesus represents migrant children being held at the southern border...

Pope Says He’s Worried About Homosexuality in the Priesthood (really?)

December 5 - Pope Francis has been quoted in a soon-to-be published book as saying that having homosexuals in the clergy “is something that worries me” and remarking that some societies are considering homosexuality a “fashionable” lifestyle. Italian daily Corriere della Sera’s website Saturday ran excerpts of the book in the form of an interview that Francis gave about religious vocations. Francis was quoted as describing homosexuality within the walls...

Caravan Migrant Delivers Baby in USA Who Will Be Eligible for Citizenship

December 5 - A migrant who traveled with a caravan of 7,000 to 10,000 Central Americans to Tijuana delivered a baby in California after illegally crossing the border. The child will be awarded birthright citizenship. A woman named “Maryuri” in an NBC report reveals she delivered her baby in San Diego. “He was born here in San Diego,” the woman told the media. There are at least 4.5 million born in the U.S. to illegal aliens. The U.S. and Canada are the only nations in the developed...

Californians Cited and Fined for Recycling Wrong

December 5 - California’s Bay Area is facing a recycling crisis, as China ramps up requirements for recycled materials. Recycling the wrong items can get you a fine of $26.60 in West Contra Costa County. In Marin County, Mill Valley Refuse Service will simply refuse to take your recyclable waste until it has been properly sorted. Eventually, residents can be charged with the cost of dumping the waste in a landfill. “We’re hoping that people will see what they did wrong and clean it out...

[Separation of Church and State] City Officials Decide to Move Nativity Scene or Face Lawsuit

December 4 - After receiving a threat of a lawsuit, the city of Dover, Ohio moved its Ten Commandments monument and a nativity display from property owned by the city. The city received a letter earlier this year from the Freedom of Religion Foundation, an atheist organization based in Madison, Wisconsin, claiming a concerned resident reported the monument, the nativity scene, and a large Latin cross on another display. The organization told the city the monument, the display...

[Separation of Church and State] Temple of Satan Installs Holiday Statue in Illinois Statehouse

December 6 - The government is allowing the Temple of Satan to install a statue as an exercise of the church’s First Amendment rights. Entitled “Snaketivity", the four-foot black statue depicts a snake coiled around an upraised arm that holds an apple. The pedestal upon which it rests reads, “Knowledge Is The Greatest Gift.” The statue is in reference to the story of the fall of humanity in succumbing to temptation to eat of the Fruit of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the biblical book of Genesis.

Yellow Vests Plan Action Across Netherlands

December 6 - “Yellow Vests” have planned action across The Netherlands to protest against “political correctness” and immigration policies, and to call for the resignation of left-liberal Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Inspired by the French Gilets Jaunes, the Dutch Gele Hesjes (Yellow Vests) will be protesting Saturday morning in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Maastricht, Groningen, and The Hague following similar action last weekend, reports Dutch online newspaper nu.nl.

May’s Brexit Deal Heads for Defeat, EU Plots to Delay Britain’s Exit

December 6 - The European Union is reportedly plotting an extension of the Article 50 period before Britain’s departure in March 2019 as Theresa May’s “worst deal in history” with the bloc heads for a historic defeat in the House of Commons. There was a delay of several months after the 2016 vote to Leave the EU before the United Kingdom actually activated Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning the two-year negotiating period preceding an EU member state’s exit from the bloc.

Michigan becomes first state in Midwest to allow recreational marijuana

December 6 - In a new law that took effect Thursday, Michigan is now the first Midwestern state to legally allow recreational marijuana. It's the 10th state to legalize recreational pot. It could take a year before Michigan starts licensing medical marijuana shops to sell to recreational users. Critics worry the wait could lead to high demand on the black market where there's no oversight, reports CBS News correspondent Nikki Battiste. Stuart Carter showed us the products at his medical marijuana shop in Detroit.

'Whiteness' Forum Denounces The Christian Cartoon 'VeggieTales' As Racist

December 3 - Apparently, as the Christian cartoon "VeggieTales" was teaching children about the Bible, it was also secretly teaching them to hate people of color. According to The College Fix, Cal State San Marcos held a so-called "Whiteness Forum" last Thursday where a variety of topics pertaining to America's systemic racism was discussed. The two-hour event featured more than a dozen poster board projects critiquing various aspects of society.

July 18, 2018

Record Number of Muslims Running for U.S. Office

July 16 - More Muslims are currently running for government office than at any other time since Sept. 11, 2001, the Associated Press reported Monday. Islamic advocacy groups say as many as 90 Muslims are vying for positions on both the national and statewide level this election cycle. Recent primaries, however, have lessened that number to roughly 50, according to Jetpac, a nonprofit that trains Muslim-Americans for office. “Nine candidates for Congress are still in the running…

San Francisco Gives Illegal Aliens The Right To Vote

July 18 - Monday the Department of Elections Issued Voter Registration Forms for non-citizens who are eligible to vote for members of the San Francisco Board of Education in the November 6th 2018 election. The measure passed in 2016 with a close vote of 54 percent to 46 percent following two failed previous attempts. San Francisco is the first city in the state to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections. “As a parent myself and a former member of the SF Board of Education it is critical...

Austrian State May Require Jews to Register to Buy Kosher Meat

July 18 - A regional politician in Austria defended a plan to limit access to kosher meat, conditioning its sale on permits that would be individually issued to observant Jews. The Wiener Zeitung daily reported Tuesday about the draft decree in the state of Lower Austria, one of nine states that make up the federal Republic of Austria. Gottfried Waldhäusl, the cabinet minister in the state government of Lower Austria who is in charge of animal welfare and several other portfolios, defended the plan...

Netflix TV Series Includes Reincarnated Jesus

July 17 - Well, we finally know what’s been going on in Millarworld since it relocated to Netflix, as the streaming service announced Tuesday its first slate of films and series based on the stories of “Kick-Ass” and “Kingsman” comic book creator Mark Millar. The lineup includes two TV shows: “Jupiter’s Legacy” (to be showrun by Steven S. DeKnight) and “American Jesus,” about a 12-year-old boy who discovers he’s reincarnated as Jesus Christ. “He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk...

Lava from the Kilauea volcano has added nearly 700 acres to Hawaii's Big Island

July 18 - The National Guard in Hawaii is warning of new, immediate dangers to people living near the Kilauea volcano some two-and-a-half months after the eruption started. At the same time lava flow is changing the outline of the island itself and creating hundreds of acres of new land where the ocean used to be. The island has grown by nearly 700 acres, the equivalent of more than 500 football fields, reports CBS News' Carter Evans. "In the mandatory evacuation area there's an ever-present...

Lab-grown meat could be in restaurants by 2021

July 17 - A Dutch company that presented the world's first lab-grown beef burger five years ago said Tuesday it has received funding to pursue its plans to make and sell artificially grown meat to restaurants from 2021. Mosa Meat said it raised 7.5 million euros ($8.8 million), mainly from M Ventures and Bell Food Group. M Ventures is an investment vehicle for German pharmaceuticals company Merck KGaA. Bell Food is a European meat processing company based in Switzerland.

New Study Casts Doubt on the Shroud of Turin, Here's Why

July 17 - A new scientific study on the Shroud of Turin is questioning the claims that the shroud could have been the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. The study, published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, essentially states that all the evidence from the shroud indicates the person who was wrapped with the cloth was standing up at the time. The biblical account of Christ's crucifixion makes it clear that Jesus had died when he was wrapped with burial cloths, so he couldn't have been standing.

Individual Judges Legislating From the Bench: Should They Have the Power to Impose Their Will on the Entire Nation?

July 17 - For most of the nation's history, only the US Supreme Court made judicial rulings that could affect the entire country. Now those nationwide decisions are coming more frequently from an individual judge or local federal courts. "Voila! The whole country has to follow this one judge, this one person in this one district. It's outrageous," said National Review reporter John Fund. Amy Swearer, a legal analyst at the Heritage Foundation, added, "This is absolutely a recent phenomenon.

Goodbye Ticket Stubs, Hello Facial Recognition: Biometric Ticketing Coming to a Ballpark Near You

July 14 - Imagine a world where everything you need to get into your favorite ballpark is not only in the palm of your hand; it is your hand. Well, your fingers to be exact. This season, several Major League Baseball stadiums will allow patrons to enter by scanning their fingertips. According to Fox Business, the MLB will partner with the services firm CLEAR to link a person’s ticketing information to their fingertips using biometric ticketing. The plan is to eventually develop facial recognition as well.

CW Network Prepping Lesbian ‘Batwoman’ Series

July 17 - The CW network has announced plans for a new superhero series based on DC’s Batwoman character, but featuring a lesbian lead character. The cable network plans to introduce the new character on a crossover event across three of its superhero shows, Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl. The CW has reportedly ordered the series for 2019 from Greg Berlanti, the main man behind the network’s slate of comic book-based shows. Former Vampire Diaries executive producer Caroline Dries...

Facebook Censors Pro-Trump Page as Company Denies Censorship Before Congress

July 17 - “God Emperor Trump,” a popular pro-Trump Facebook page, has been removed from Facebook for the sixth time on the same day that the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe denied to Congress that it routinely censoring conservatives. “No posts were removed from the page, none of the page’s staff were banned from the platform, and nobody was given the customary ‘Session Expired’ notification users receive when they go against one of Facebook’s Community Standards.

Former Daycare Provider Convicted of Hanging Toddler Gets Probation

July 17 - A former Minneapolis daycare provider who attempted to hang a toddler in her home avoided prison Monday after a judge sentenced her to ten years of probation. Nataliia Karia, 43, received the sentence after pleading guilty to charges of attempted murder and third-degree assault in February for hanging the toddler from a noose in her basement, KARE reported. Karia also pleaded guilty to one count of criminal vehicular operation for striking...

Sanctuary State California: Illegal Alien ‘Lyft’ Driver Accused of Raping Four Women

July 17 - An illegal alien working for the ride-sharing service “Lyft” and living in the sanctuary state of California — where criminal illegal aliens are protected from deportation — has been accused of raping four women. Orlando Vilchez Lazo, a 36-year-old illegal alien from Peru, was arrested last week in connection with four separate rapes of four women after the San Francisco Police Department say he matched the description of the so-called “ride-share rapist.”

Iran builds new centrifuge rotor factory

July 18 - Iran has built a factory that can produce rotors for up to 60 centrifuges a day, the head of its atomic agency said on Wednesday, upping the stakes in a confrontation with Washington over the Islamic Republic's nuclear work. The announcement came a month after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said he had ordered agencies to prepare to increase uranium enrichment capacity if a nuclear deal with world powers falls apart after Washington's withdrawal from the pact.

Fissure closes part of Grand Teton National Park

July 16 - A 100-foot long fissure has prompted the closing of part of Grand Teton National Park. The Park issued this statement: "The Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point areas are currently closed due to elevated potential for rockfall. The area was closed to protect human safety on July 10 after expanding cracks in a rock buttress were detected. It is unknown how long the closure will be in effect. Geologists are monitoring the buttress for movement and have initiated a risk assessment for the area.'

June 27, 2018

Israel Finds Solution to Gaza Terror Kites

June 27 - The Israeli army has finally found an effective solution to the so-called ‘kite terror’ that has already destroyed hundreds of acres of agricultural land and forests in southern Israel. This solution was initially developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to counter the growing threat of small unmanned aerial vehicles that are used by Hamas and Hezbollah to spy on Israel or to carry out terror attacks against the Jewish state. Hadashot, a state-funded broadcaster in Israel...

Spain's socialist government reverses policy and refuses 'migrant' ship

June 26 - The reign in Spain of virtue-signaling on mass migration ended abruptly yesterday, after less than two weeks. Even the socialists in Europe are starting to realize that their populace does not want millions more impoverished "migrants" from cultures and religions that shun assimilation and consider generous welfare subsidies as tribute from the infidels, a signal of weakness and submission. Dramatic evidence is provided by Spain, which just this month installed the secretary-general...

Swedish TV Show’s “Traditional” Midsummer Celebration: Woman in Hijab Cooking a Kebab

June 25 - A Swedish television show decided to celebrate the country’s “traditional” Midsummer festival by having a Muslim woman in a hijab cook kebabs. Swedes normally celebrate midsummer at the end of June by eating dishes based on herring and potatoes and drinking shots of herb liquor, but Swedish channel TV4 chose instead to feature headscarf wearing Muslim food blogger Zeina Mourtada as the star in its Midsummer holiday morning show.

White Brits Will Soon be a Minority in UK’s Second Largest City

June 27 - A new report has found that white Brits will soon be a minority in the UK’s second largest city Birmingham and that a significant proportion of the population cannot speak English. By 2021, more than half of the city’s population will be from an ethnic minority, which is already the case for under-18’s, 60 per cent of whom are non-white. “Birmingham is soon to become a majority minority city,” according to the report. The report also found that nearly 50,000 residents of the 1.2 million...

At Least 21 Shot in 14 Hours in Gun-Controlled Chicago

June 26 - At least 21 individuals were shot, two fatally, during a 14-hour time period on Monday in gun-controlled Chicago. The wounded included children as young as 11 years old. The Chicago Tribune reports that the 11-year-old was “shot while walking to the store” and a 13-year-old was shot as bullets sprayed in another incident, killing one man and wounding two more. Two other individuals under the age of 18 were also shot during the 14 hours of violence. Six individuals were wounded...

Court Limits Sanctuary City Funding Order to Chicago

June 26 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Tuesday temporarily limited the scope of an injunction forcing the Justice Department to keep dispersing funds to so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions to just the City of Chicago. A three-judge panel of the same court sided with Rahm Emmanuel and the City of Chicago in April, upholding an injunction preventing Attorney General Jeff Sessions from implementing his plan to withhold his department’s law enforcement grants from cities...

2018 Malmo Sweden Fatal Shootings Surge, Already Set to Beat 2017 Figure

June 20 - Shooting fatalities in the heavily migrant-populated Swedish city of Malmö are set to exceed 2017’s total, the morbid statistic propelled forward by the recent gang shooting in the area. The multicultural city has been dealing with a fresh wave of criminal gang violence which surged earlier this week when three people were killed outside an internet cafe in an apparent drive-by shooting. In 2017 across the entire southern police region, including Malmö and the city of Lund...

‘Fire the Swamp’ Banner to Fly over D.C. Beltway

June 26 - Americans for Limited Government will fly a “Fire the Swamp” banner over the Washington, DC, Beltway area Thursday morning to raise awareness for legislation that would streamline the process for firing corrupt federal bureaucrats. The banner and its corresponding website, FireTheSwamp.com, encourage members of Congress to support The Merit Act, a bill introduced by Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) which would give all federal agencies the same power the Veterans Administration...

Ann Coulter to Trump: Authorize the U.S. Military to Build Border Wall

June 26 - New York Times best-selling author and populist conservative columnist Ann Coulter says President Trump must authorize the United States military to begin building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In an interview with Breitbart News Tonight, Coulter told Breitbart News Senior Editors-at-Large Joel Pollak and Rebecca Mansour that Trump “does not need Congress” to begin building a wall on the southern border and should focus on bringing U.S. troops home so they can begin construction on the wall.

Corporate America Continues Use of Financial Gun Control

June 26 - Certain members of corporate America are continuing to use financial gun control by refusing to process payments for firearm manufacturers. NBC Los Angeles reports that companies like Stripe and Inuit are refusing to process payments from gun makers, while Bank of America refuses “financing to companies that make AR-style guns.” Bank of America is doing this even though AR-style rifles are both legal and commonly owned. Honor Defense, a Gainesville, Georgia, handgun manufacturer...

U.S. court dismisses climate change lawsuits against oil companies

June 26 - A federal court in California dismissed climate change lawsuits by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland against five oil companies, saying the complaints required foreign and domestic policy decisions that were outside its purview. San Francisco and Oakland sued Chevron Corp, Exxon Mobil Corp, ConocoPhillips, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, and BP Plc last year seeking an abatement fund to help the cities address flooding they said was a result of climate change. Judge William Alsup...

Wildfires threaten Northern California homes [but the weather is nice]

June 26 - Four wildfires burned in Northern California on Tuesday, threatening hundreds of homes, while another blaze in an area of New Mexico hard hit by drought will force most of a sprawling national park to close, fire officials said. The most damaging blaze, the Pawnee Fire, burned in Lake County near the Mendocino National Forest, 70 miles northwest of Sacramento. It had destroyed 22 buildings and charred 11,500 acres by Tuesday afternoon, according to the California Department of Forestry...

Warning: Google forming alliance with 'Deep State'

June 26 - Amid growing calls to break up Google, is the public missing a quietly developing merger of the universal information engine with government? That’s the question posed by a lengthy analysis in the New Atlantis, a journal that focuses on the intersection of technology and society. The piece by scholar Adam J. White points out concerns expressed in articles by the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and others that Google, as well as Facebook and Amazon, has become...

It's time to see the mysterious Petra in person

June 26 - You’ve seen Petra in movies – without question. If you saw “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” you got a good look at it. The exquisitely city carved out of solid rock makes quite a visual impression. For that reason, it has made cameo appearances in “Arabian Nights,” “Passion in the Desert,” “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger,” “The Mummy Returns” and countless other movies. Maybe it’s time to see this desert wonder in person – which you can do on WND’s Israel tour this fall...

'Little House on the Prairie': Now it's 'racist'

June 26 - Laura Wilder’s name is synonymous with children’s books. Her “Little House on the Prairie” stories, based loosely on her own growing up years in frontier plains America, likely are unknown to only a few, rare individuals. But one literary group says she just isn’t up to today’s politically correct standards. The American Library Association over the weekend renamed what has been known as the Wilder Medal for Excellence in Children’s literature, a designation giving work prestige...

Drag queen-for-children agenda invades Small Town, USA

June 26 - It’s already been held in left-wing enclaves such as Long Beach and St. Paul, and it’s infiltrated children’s television program. Now it’s making a move into small town USA. Beloit, Wisconsin, would qualify, with some 36,000 people, 17 square miles and a town website with construction updates and the upcoming city council agenda. The big issue for the next meeting is a “drag queen storytime” announced by the local library. The plan has generated a wide range of comments...

June 20, 2018

Spain: Students Forced Out of Their Homes to Make Way For Migrants

June 19 - Students in Spain have been forced to leave their homes despite having paid their accommodation fees to make way for migrants who just arrived on the Aquarius rescue ship in Valencia. The ship docked in Valencia on Sunday, carrying 630 migrants who were promised free healthcare and possible asylum by Spain’s socialist government. The boat was previously turned away by Italy after the country’s new anti-mass migration interior minister Matteo Salvini denied it access.

Germany: Migrant Who Murdered Teen Girl Bragged About Everything Being Free, No Need To Work

June 19 - The Iraqi migrant who murdered a 14-year-girl in Germany before fleeing the country bragged about how life in Germany was easy, how he didn’t have to work and how he was given free money by the state. The teenage girl, named as Susanna F. by the media, was raped and choked for hours by 20-year-old Ali Bashar. Bashar evaded prosecution for the horrific crime by escaping from an asylum center and fleeing the country, but a deal was subsequently struck with the Iraqi government...

Anti-Christian Agenda: Canada Cuts Off Christian College and Bible Camp, but Boosts Muslims

June 18 - Two recent Canadian government decisions are raising concerns about anti-Semitic and anti-Christian bias in Canada. Christians say Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's insistence on a liberal "values test" has cut government aid to churches but has provided financial help to Muslim groups opposed to the United States and Israel. Candice Bergen, a member of Parliament from the Conservative Party, challenged the Canadian PM to explain why his government has denied...

Judge: Kansas Cannot Require Proof of Citizenship to Vote

June 18 - A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional right to vote in a ruling with national implications for voting rights. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson is the latest setback for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who has championed such laws and led President Donald Trump's now-defunct voter fraud commission.

Illegal Alien Accused of Stabbing Woman While She Cared for Racehorse

June 19 - An illegal alien from El Salvador has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing a woman while she was caring for a racehorse in Nassau County, New York. Jose Franco-Martinez, a 53-year-old illegal alien, is accused of stabbing Maria Larin, 51, to death while she was caring for a racehorse at the Belmont Park racetrack, according to the New York Post. According to police, Larin was calming down a racehorse named Our America Star...

Starbucks to Close 150 Stores in Big U.S. Cities Due to High Minimum Wage, Strict Regulations

June 19 - Starbucks has announced that it will close 150 locations in some of the nation’s big cities to get ahead of its worst growth performance in nine years. But the company also admitted it is racing to blunt the effect of cities with higher minimum wages and other business-killing regulations. The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s low one-percent rise in sales, a figure well below the 2.9 percent the company expected to achieve, Bloomberg reported.

Guy Verhofstadt warns MPs of 'two decade' Brexit ratification

June 20 - Brexit could take as long as two decades to get EU approval unless the two sides agree a "precise" blueprint in October, Guy Verhofstadt has said. The European Parliament's chief Brexit negotiator wants the UK to have an "association agreement" with the EU. He told the UK MPs' Brexit committee he wanted to see clear details of how that would work in the Autumn. If there was room for misunderstanding it could take a long time for the EU to ratify it, he warned.

Canada legalizes recreational marijuana after Senate passes 'historic' legislation

June 20 - Canadian lawmakers approved landmark legislation on Tuesday to fully legalize marijuana. The move will make Canada the second country in the world to legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes nationwide. Uruguay was the first to fully legalize the drug. Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, was first introduced on April 13, 2017, in a bid to legalize and regulate the recreational use of weed. The bill passed in the House of Commons that November...

After Canada, will U.K. be next to legalize marijuana?

June 20 - The British government announced Tuesday it would move to lift its ban on cannabis-based medicines, amid mounting criticism over the denial of treatment to severely epileptic children. But it rejected calls to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Home Secretary Sajid Javid told lawmakers cases like that of a 12-year-old epileptic boy denied cannabis oil for his condition showed there is "a pressing need to allow those who might benefit from cannabis based medicines to access them.

The Texas Republican Party Now Supports Rolling Back Marijuana Prohibition. What’s Next?

June 19 - Over the weekend, delegates at the Texas Republican Party’s statewide convention voted by wide margins in favor of several roll-backs of marijuana prohibition. With over 80 percent support, the delegates approved three state party platform planks calling, respectively, for decriminalizing possession of up to an ounce of marijuana, moving marijuana from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2 of the United States government’s Controlled Substances Act, and urging the Texas...

Marriage is (literally) good for the heart

June 19 - (Gen 2:18) Even if marriage is sometimes more a bed of nails than roses, living into old age with a partner may help ward off heart disease and stroke, researchers said Tuesday. A sweeping survey of research conducted over the last two decades covering more than two million people aged 42 to 77 found that being hitched significantly reduced the risk of both maladies, they reported in the medical journal Heart. The study examined ethnically varied populations in Europe, North America...

California Judge Rules Twitter CAN Be Sued for Falsely Advertising Free Speech

June 18 - A California judge has ruled that Twitter’s policy of banning users “at any time, for any reason or for no reason” may constitute an “unconscionable contract”, and that a lawsuit against the company brought by self-described “white advocate” Jared Taylor may proceed on that basis. The judge rejected Twitter’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit from Taylor, who was banned by the platform in December last year. In particular, Twitter’s argument that it has a first amendment right to ban...

High school student who raped and killed six-year-old neighbor is jailed for 40 years

June 19 - A man who raped and killed a six-year-old girl before burying her body in a bog has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Gabriel Gaeta, from Bremerton, Washington, pleaded guilty in February to murdering his neighbor Jenise Wright, 6, in a sickening attack back in 2014. He was sentenced to 40 years to life in the Kitsap County courtroom nearly four years after her death. 'I can't put into words how bad I feel about this,' Gaeta wrote in a statement read to the judge by his lawyer.

$40,000 fine for $200 drug offense

June 19 - A lower-court decision that found states could impose any fine they want, including a $40,000 hit for a minor drug violation, will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court. The case of Tyson Timbs had been presented to the court by the Institute for Justice, which is arguing the penalties of a year of house arrest and a $1,200 fine were appropriate. But the legal team is contesting the decision by the state of Indiana to confiscate the man’s $40,000 truck, which was upheld by the Indiana Supreme Court.

ICE raid: 146 illegal aliens in Ohio arrested at meat-packing plants

June 20 - Federal immigration officials arrested 146 illegal aliens late Tuesday in raids on meat-packing plants in northeast Ohio. The workers were arrested at meat supplier Fresh Mark's location in Salem, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Search warrants were also executed for documents at the company's two locations in Massillon and one in Canton. The raid was part of a yearlong investigation into allegations that Fresh Mark knowingly hired...

GMO Rice Approved

June 19 - Genetically engineered (GE) Golden Rice has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), making the U.S. the fourth country to give the GE food the green light, after Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Golden Rice is genetically engineered to contain extra genes that produce a precursor to vitamin A, beta-carotene. The rice, which has been making headlines for nearly two decades, was widely touted as a solution to vitamin A deficiency...

Chemotherapy Is Losing Its Luster

June 20 - Surgery, drugs and radiation — aka the “cut, poison, burn” strategy — are typically the only solutions offered by most conventional oncologists to treat cancer, and upon receiving a cancer diagnosis most people are willing to do just about anything to get better. Unfortunately, the standard of care for cancer is not necessarily the most effective. Research dating back over a decade suggests many women with breast cancer can opt for gentler versions of chemotherapy...

Removing Your Tonsils Is a Bad Idea

June 20 - A tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of your tonsils, two oval shaped pads of tissue located on each side of the back of your throat. Although the number of tonsillectomies has declined drastically in the last 30 years, the surgery continues to be one of the most commonly performed on children, with more than 530,000 done each year on children under 15 in the U.S. Administration of the guidelines for the surgery differ between countries. For instance, England's National Health Service...

June 13, 2018

Thefts rise after California reduces criminal penalties

June 13 - California voters' decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft, researchers reported. Larcenies increased about 9 percent by 2016, or about 135 more thefts per 100,000 residents than if tougher penalties had remained, according to results of a study by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California released Tuesday. Thefts from motor vehicles accounted for about three-quarters of the increase.

Farmer’s Home Raided, Guns Confiscated After Trying to Comply With CA Gun Control

June 12 - Farmer Jeffrey Scott Kirschenmann tried to register an AR-15 with the state per California’s latest “assault weapons” ban requirements and ended up having his home raided, firearms confiscated, and faces 12 felony counts. Kirschermann was trying to comply with the June 30, 2018, deadline to register all “assault weapons” in the state and became snared by the flurry of laws instituted by CA Democrats over the past few years. KGET reports that Kischermann tried to register a firearm...

Samsung asks woman to return phone she says exploded and torched her car

June 12 - Days after a Michigan woman claimed her Nissan Maxima was set on fire when one of her two Samsung cell phones "exploded," she said the tech giant sent her a prefab kit to return the charred evidence. According to the woman, in the kit was a pre-stamped manifest for ground transport, a pair of blue gloves, a static-sensitive bag and illustrated step-by-step instructions on how to mail back the remnants of the phone. "Samsung asked her to use rubber gloves to take all the pieces...

Is this what God looks like?

June 12 - God has a youthful face with feminine features. At least that's according to a bizarre study by scientists in North Carolina who have created an 'e-fit' of God based on what American Christians think he looks like. Far from being an old man with a beard, they found people's perceptions of God tend towards a deity that is young and less Caucasian that popular culture suggests. A team of psychologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill created the sketch...

Israel to top up Sea of Galilee after years of drought

June 11 - The shrinking Sea of Galilee, the inland lake where Christians believe Jesus walked on water, is to be topped up with desalinated seawater. A plan given Israeli cabinet approval will pump 100 million cubic metres of water annually by 2022 into the lake in the Galilee region, said Yechezkel Lifshitz, from the country’s energy and water ministry. In 2017 Israel’s water authority said the sea, hit by years of drought, had reached its lowest level in a century. Situated 200 metres (656ft) below sea level...

How to shut down the pro-choice liberal in your life

June 12 - Want to shut down the pro-choice “it’s-my-body” liberal in your life? Look no further. Canadian activist Laura Klassen – very pregnant and ripe with opinions backed by actual logic – has released a hilarious viral video about “the magic birth canal”. The founder and director of Choice42, a promising non-profit aimed at educating dullards who deny science, is decidedly “Pro-Woman, Pro-Baby, and Pro-Life”…and not above using farce to derail the absurdity that human rights...

Proposal to split California into 3 states will be on November ballot

June 12 - A proposal to split California into three states will be on California's November ballot. According to a document released by California's Secretary of State announced Tuesday, the initiative to get the proposal on the ballot received nearly 419,362 signatures, which was more than enough to get a spot on the ballot. The initiative has been spearheaded and funded by billionaire venture capitalist, Tim Draper, who said splitting California into three states would "emphasize representation...