Todd Starnes: San Francisco votes to whitewash George Washington (literally!)
By Todd Starnes | Fox News
The San Francisco School Board voted Tuesday to destroy a historic fresco of George Washington that includes images of slaves and a dead Native American.
School leaders said the 1,600-square-foot mural must be removed from George Washington High School to make reparations for historic wrongs, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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“It might be art and it can also be racist; it can be both,” board member Allison Collins told the newspaper. “It’s not just about removing them from public view, it’s also about righting a wrong.”
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The mural, titled, “Life of Washington,” was commissioned by the Works Progress Administration and created by Russian-born artist Victor Arnautoff.
The two most controversial panels show Washington among his slaves at Mount Vernon and another in which he directs white men with guns westward over the body of a dead Native American, as described by KQED.
“This is reparations,” board member Mark Sanchez told the radio station.
Their plan is to literally paint over and whitewash American history.
The Chronicle reports critics want the mural to be pained over with “white paint” – arguing students should not be subjected to the offensive images.
“This mural is not teaching students about the history of slavery and indigenous genocide under George Washington or other white settlers,” graduate Nancy Truong told the newspaper. “Instead it is teaching students to normalize violence and death of our black and indigenous community.”
A number of historians and art critics urged the district to reconsider the destruction of the fresco.
“While I respect the concerns of the protestors and understand the problematic issues at play, I do not believe that San Francisco will be well-served by the destruction of the mural series,” Thomas Campbell, the director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, told the Chronicle.
Gordon Knox, the president of the San Francisco Art Institute, also opposed the destruction of the fresco.
“The destruction of art never advances dialogue and should never be misconstrued as a method of revoking facts of human history,” he said.
But the voices of Knox and Campbell were drowned out by a politically correct mob of culture jihadists.
On March 20, 1939 the Nazis set fire to thousands of paintings and sculptures in Berlin. Countless prints and watercolors and drawings deemed to be “degenerate were destroyed in the courtyard of the city’s fire department.
The heinous atrocities committed against artists on that day have been lost in the mists of time, overshadowed by the unspeakable book burnings of May 10, 1933.
I suspect the culture jihad that the Nazis waged on European history is not part of the curriculum being taught in American world history classrooms. It’s been all but erased from memory.
And that’s a shame because history is repeating itself – not in Germany, but in the United States. And I document this in my upcoming book, “Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation.”
The evidence, as I lay out in "Culture Jihad" is clear. A new generation of fascists has been birthed in public school classrooms and they are slowly turning our culture into a heaping pile of rubble.
First, they came for the Confederate statues and monuments. Then, they set about banning books like “Huckleberry Finn” and “Little House on the Prairie” and “To Kill A Mockingbird.” And now they are coming after historic paintings.
As the statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke once said, “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
It’s time for the good men and women of America to do something.
Key economic benchmarks post impressive June numbers
June 29, 2019 by Robert AyersThe numbers are in, and they show what we have come to expect: an American economy that continues to thrive under President Donald Trump.
Key indicators of such economic success, including the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq all finished with record-breaking numbers for the month of June.
An historic monthOn Friday, the final trading day for June, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at just under 26,600. This means the month saw a gain of over 73 points, which represents a 7% rally.
Such impressive numbers for the Dow have not been seen since before World War II. The best June for the Dow, which began in 1896, occurred 81 years ago, in 1938, when represented a 24.3% surge.
Friday itself, however, was nothing spectacular, with only moderate gains. But the month overall was indeed historic.
There’s more…The Dow wasn’t alone in demonstrating the hearty health of the economy, with the the S&P 500 adding to the good news.
For the month of June, the S&P 500 achieved 6.2% gain. Like the Dow, this number is significant in that it makes 2019 the best June on record since 1955. Not only that, but in the first half of 2019, the S&P 500 has shown the most substantial increase — 17% — since the first half of 1997.
Finally, the Nasdaq went up 7.5% in June — the strongest monthly showing since 2000.
Why?The indexes clearly show that the economy is doing well. Great! But, what is behind these numbers, what is the driving force?
According to Stephen Guilfoyle, president of trading firm Sarge986 LLC, “Drivers [of the rally] would be a change in the perceived trajectory for monetary policy, coupled with a bit of optimism in renewed negotiations with China.”
Whatever the reason might be, under the Trump administration, we can feel confident in expecting more of the same.
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When Pastors Become the Instrument of Your Oppression-The Clergy Response Team, FEMA Camps and Bioterrorism
Submitted by Dave Hodges on Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 07:22.
Christians are under attack like never before in this country. Local government is getting involved and the abuse of preachers has even spread to Canada. At the forefront of this abuse of the Christian religion are the remnants of the Deep State that control various agencies like the Department of Homeland Security. At the forefront of the coming oppression will be the Clergy Response Team. I first made note of their formation in 2009, under the early days of the Obama regime. The group is still active and reports that Jeff Sessions was a participant when he served as Attorney General.
Your Pastor and 30 Pieces of SilverWe all know the story about how Judas betrayed Jesus for a relatively small amount of money. Today, almost all churches place money over spreading the true word of God. If you doubt the veracity of this statement then ask yourself when was the last time that your pastor spoke to you about the evils of abortion, Planned Parenthood selling aborted fetus body parts for profit, our government's wars of occupation for corporate profit and the unwarranted attacks upon Christianity by various levels of government?
If your pastor isn't speaking to you about the evils of these and other contemporary issues in American society, presented Godless entity whose primary purpose is to extract then your church has a significant financial motivation to not truthfully interpret the true message of the Bible. The tax-exempt status of being a 501(c)(3) organization is the other cornerstone of this shift away from allegiance to God and towards worshiping our new Savior, the federal government. A 501(C)(3) church was formerly prohibited from being politically active even when the message was inline with church doctrine.
Animal trainers will tell you that when they chain an animal to a tree (eg elephant), for the purposes of training, they can later remove the chains and the animal will still act like they are still chained. This is called learned helplessness. Today, we still find the same behaviors 21/2 years following Trump’s relaxation of the draconian restrictions of being a tax-exempt church. Further, there is also no guarantee that the same freedom will be in place after the 2020 Presidential election.
Unless I missed the fact that God personally rewrote sections of the Bible, your pastor’s failure to stand up to the liberalism of the New World Order should have tipped you off that something was terribly wrong with your church. If the government continues to expand its infanticide policies by extending the murder of babies to include post-delivery abortion, and the church remains silent. If this is the case in your church, it is time to find a new church because it is likely that your pastor is compromised and serves government over God.
FEMA Camps I recently authored an article on the fact that Ebola is poised to enter the country in a big way through illegal immigration stemming from transported Africans to America's southern border. Additionally, I have previously reported that a trusted DHS source told me that they are aware that FEMA camps are being constructed outside of five Texas cities. These two events are related. And also related is an interview with someone who was trained to be a part of the government's Clergy Response Team.
Previously, I interviewed Pastor Walter Mansfield, who emphasized that when martial law is enacted, the enforcement would be immediate. In other words, family members will be separated from each other and part of the training that the clergy received was how to comfort separated family members. Pastor Mansfield emphasized that the FEMA/DHS drills were predicated on bioterrorism. This is exactly what a FEMA source told me before he and his family left Phoenix and relocated to remote area to avoid what he knew was coming. The pastors were trained to go to homes were people refused to be relocated by the authorities and their immediate job was to convince the reluctant to willingly go to the relocation camps. Ostensibly, this was to be done in lieu of sending in the SWAT teams. I asked Mansfield if FEMA camps were real and he stated that much of the clergy training focused around this scenario of pastors operating within the forced relocation centers. The main goal of a pastor assigned to a FEMA Camp was to bring order and encourage compliance with DHS requests, hence, the emphasis on Romans 13. The pastors were forced to sign non-disclosure. Interesting, the pastors were told not to quote Scripture. The DHS document which was prepared for the pastors clearly stated that Scripture had been used to “oppress” people in the past and the presenters strongly discouraged the its use. Please see the following excerpt from one of the DHS training manuals: Healing Scripture and Prayer In the Pastoral Crisis Intervention
“During a time of crisis people do go through a “crisis of faith.” Sometime quick mention of God and scripture may not be helpful. As we all know the Scripture has been used to oppress, dominate and at the same time used for healing and reconciliation- renewing of relationship with God and people. If the pastor senses it is appropriate to use the scripture and prayer, it must carefully be done for healing of victims not to uphold pastoral authority.” (Page 14) In other words, all legitimate pastoral authority was abrogated by the pastors who participated in the roundup of American citizens. Also on page 14 of the same training document, pastors were admonished to avoid “Unhealthy God talk….” Specifically pastors are ordered to avoid using references to God when helping people cope with the loss of a loved one: “4. God must have needed him/her more than you.” “5. God never gives more than we can handle.“
Mansfield emphasized that when martial law is enacted, the enforcement would be immediate. In other words, family members will be separated from each other and part of the training that the clergy received was how to comfort separated family members. Pastor Mansfield emphasized that the FEMA/DHS drills were predicated on bioterrorism. This is exactly what my relocated FEMA source told me before he and his family left. The pastors were trained to go to homes were people refused to be relocated by the authorities and their immediate job was to convince the reluctant to willingly go to the relocation camps. Ostensibly, this was to be done in lieu of sending in the SWAT teams. I asked Mansfield if FEMA camps were real and he stated that much of the clergy training focused around this scenario of pastors operating within the forced relocation centers. The main goal of a pastor assigned to a FEMA was to bring order and encourage compliance with DHS requests, hence, the emphasis on Romans 13. The pastors were forced to sign non-disclosure. Interesting, the pastors were told not to quote Scripture. The DHS document which was prepared for the pastors clearly stated that Scripture had been used to “oppress” people in the past and the presenters
Pastor Mansfield also revealed that pastors will be issued badges under the Clergy Response Team program. Any pastor not displaying the badge, indicating that they have been trained under these guidelines, will not be permitted into the established and designated “DHS safety zones”. This reminds me of the banishment of religious figures from Plymouth Colony who, in good conscience, refused to go along with some of the extremism of that day. Along these lines, the Clergy Response Team is also a “Kool-Aid drinking program”. Pastors are absolutely forbidden to publicly to speak about any aspect of the program. If you were to ask your pastor if they are a FEMA trained pastor, they will not likely tell you. Disturbingly, Pastor Mansfield reiterated several times that the number one job of these pastors is to calm down people and encourage their compliance within the people’s new surroundings. Pastor Mansfield also stated that pastors will be utilized as informants. This violates the legal privilege of confidentiality between pastor and church-goer, that is currently recognized by law. All church-goers can no longer trust the sanctity of personal confessions and revelations made to pastors, priests or rabbis’. This one illegal act by DHS completely undermines the Christian Church in America!
American Christians will be the most hunted in the near future. Everywhere, and at every level of our society, we are seeing discrimination against Christians. There are legislative bills no assigned to silence the voices of Christians with regard to behavior that is antithetical to the principles of Christianity as evidenced by the content in the following video.
This is the time where the legends of FEMA camps, bioterrorism, extreme political persecution and the Clergy Response Team comes together to form America's biggest nightmare in her history.
At one time in American history, churches were viewed as sanctuaries for the downtrodden. That is not the case any longer for most churches and their pastors. Most of the medium to large size churches are completely compromised and are serving as virtual agents of the government. Pastor Mansfield told me that as many as 28,000 pastors have been recruited by the Clergy Response Team. Other estimates place this number as high as a 100,000 pastors have forsaken their duty God and have sold out to the dark side in order to save a little bit of tax money. If what I am being told is correct and the Pope is declaring a New World Order by September 15, 2019 and the global currency reset will follow in a month and your money will be devalued by 90%, what will you do? Please allow me to suggest that if these people are correct in their projections, you have one month to obtain what you need to survive. Secondly, you should scrutinize your place of worship and leave if they are not preaching the unadulterated word of God. Form home Bible study groups, take back the salvation of your soul. This life is temporary, Hell is forever! Is your church going to turn into a FEMA camp? For most of us, it already has and the prisoner is your soul. DHS may not build bars around your church and confine your body, but the move on your soul has already been made. Exercise the free will to say no to this illegitimate authority.
Univ. Of Alabama Returns $21.5 Million Gift; Donor Urged Boycott Over Abortion Law
By BILL CHAPPELL • JUN 7, 2019
June 7, 2019
The University of Alabama's board of trustees has voted to return a $21.5 million gift from Hugh Culverhouse Jr. — the school's biggest donor — and take his name off its law school. The move comes after Culverhouse urged businesses and prospective students to boycott the university and the state over Alabama's new abortion law.
The school says the transaction to return the funds was processed Friday morning and that it will also return any accrued interest. Last fall, Culverhouse pledged to donate a total of $26.5 million over four years.
"The action taken by the Board today was a direct result of Mr. Culverhouse's ongoing attempts to interfere in the operations of the Law School," the university's vice chancellor for communication, Kellee Reinhart, said Friday. "That was the only reason the Board voted to remove his name and return his money."
Culverhouse issued a statement Friday in which he renewed his call for students "to protest and reconsider their educational options in Alabama."
"I expected this response from UA," he said. "I will not allow my family's name to be associated with an educational system that advocates a state law which discriminates against women, disregards established Federal law and violates our Constitution.
"I want to make clear that I never demanded that $21.5 million be refunded and wonder if the University is attempting to silence my opinions by their quick response. I will not be silenced."
The president of the university, Stuart Bell, said in a statement, "This decision was made for reasons of academic and institutional integrity. I appreciate the actions of the Chancellor and our Board of Trustees and their unwavering support of these intrinsic values."
Culverhouse, a Florida lawyer and investor whose father was a longtime owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, made the largest donation in the school's 187-year history last September when he committed to give $26.5 million. The school had not yet received the remaining $5 million.
But months after the donation was announced, Culverhouse joined those calling for a boycott of Alabama after the governor signed a restrictive abortion law, which outlaws nearly all abortions and does not include exceptions for cases of rape or incest.
Culverhouse's attorney, Lawrence Kellogg, was quoted last month by Florida Politicsas saying, "Sixty-six percent of the students at Alabama pay out-of-state tuition. A boycott by them could certainly be effective."
Chelsea Barton@ChelseaBarton_NOW: University of Alabama grounds crews are taking down the signage in front of UA’s School of Law. The Board of Trustees voted this morning to return Hugh Culverhouse’s $21.5 million donation and restore the name of the law school to The University of Alabama School of Law.
While the university has acknowledged having a dispute with Culverhouse, it insists the decision about his donation is related only to concerns about matters at the school, not at the statehouse.
"University officials say the school had nothing to do with the abortion law and that there was an ongoing dispute with Culverhouse over how his donation would be used," NPR's Debbie Elliott reports. "Culverhouse says he thought it had been resolved and believes the trustees' vote is in retaliation for his position on the abortion ban."
The university says Culverhouse had previously requested the return of $10 million and that he was also making demands about how the money was spent. Last week, University of Alabama System Chancellor Finis St. John recommended to the board that it return Culverhouse's $21.5 million donation to the law school.
On Friday, St. John spoke to the board again as it prepared to vote on the issue. He reiterated his earlier position, saying Culverhouse's expectations for how his gift would be used are "inconsistent with the essential values of academic integrity and independent administration" of the university and its law school.
When Culverhouse committed to making the unprecedented gift last fall, the university decided to rename its law school after him. But within hours of Friday's action by the board, university workers began the process of dismantling Culverhouse's name from the signage outside the law school.
The university's business school is named for his father, Hugh Sr.
Culverhouse went to college in Florida — but he was born in Alabama, and both of his parents went to the University of Alabama and were involved in athletics there. His previous gifts to the school have included more than $2 million to support women's golf scholarships in honor of his mother, who played golf for the Crimson Tide.
But in the current dispute, Culverhouse also mentioned his family's social and political legacy.
"My father was an officer of Planned Parenthood in Jacksonville, Florida, during the 1950s," Culverhouse said in May, according to Florida Politics. Referring to the abortion law, he added, "This is a civil rights issue that has been important to my family for many years."
Published on May 22, 2019
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Iranian gunboats thwarted in attempt to seize British tanker in Strait of Hormuz
July 11, 2019
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A number of Iranian Revolutionary Guard gunboats attempted to capture a UK oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz Wednesday, but backed off when a UK Navy warship approached, Central Command spokesman and Navy Captain Bill Urban told Fox News. The incident is the first time in recent months that Iran has tried to engage a western vessel militarily.
The tanker was carrying oil for BP when Iranian gunboats tried to block it from passing through the Strait. The tanker then verbally warned the gunboats and held them off until the British warship could get close enough to threaten fire.
The warship, the HMS Montrose, was about five miles behind the tanker. A manned U.S. reconnaissance aircraft also flew above. No gunfire was exchanged, and the Iranian gunboats ultimately backed off and let the tanker pass.
These actions were thought to be in retaliation for British forces seizing an Iranian oil tanker last week that was allegedly trying to deliver oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had threatened repercussions for the confrontation.
CENTCOM Responds“Threats to international freedom of navigation require an international solution. The world economy depends on the free flow of commerce, and it is incumbent on all nations to protect and preserve this lynchpin of global prosperity,” Urban said in response to the incident.
U.S. tensions with Iran have been high since spring after President Donald Trump put additional sanctions on Iran following American withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal . That agreement set limits for how fast Iran could enrich uranium.
Iran admitted on Monday that it exceeded the limits of uranium enrichment spelled out in the agreement, which is still in effect with several European countries. The Middle Eastern nation seems to be getting more desperate to bring an end to sanctions that are strangling it economically.
The U.S. has also accused Iran of attacking six oil tankers in the region in the aftermath of Iranian threats suggesting that if it is prevented from getting oil through, nobody else would be able to either. An unmanned U.S. drone was shot down in June, leading the U.S. to launch a cyber attack against Iran after pulling back on a planned airstrike.
Keeping the Pressure OnThe American sanctions have put heavy pressure on Iran to renegotiate the 2015 deal, and it seems that Iran is preparing to come to the table despite these ongoing provocations. Fox Business reporter Trish Regan tweeted Monday that a source told her that Iran is in fact ready to negotiate with the U.S.
It appears that Trump’s sanctions are having the intended effect of making Iran squirm and perhaps eventually capitulate to what the U.S. wants–a drawing-down of its nuclear program to prevent it from getting weapons it could use against Israel and its allies, including the U.S.
Democrat hand-wringing about Trump getting the U.S. into a war has been going on since the day he took office, if not before. So far, though, Trump seems to know exactly what he’s doing as he works to get countries like North Korea, China and Iran to do what he wants and what is in the interest of America.
National leaders are not always predictable, nor are their motivations always easy to understand. This is where Trump’s vast experience dealing with rich and powerful business leaders is proving to be an extremely valuable asset.
Arizona Gov Makes Major Announcement After Nike Pulls American Flag Shoe At Colin Kaepernick's Behest
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By AMANDA PRESTIGIACOMO
July 2, 2019 On Tuesday, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, a Republican, announced that the state would be withdrawing financial incentives promised to Nike over the company dropping an American flag-style shoe, reportedly at the behest of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
"The Betsy Ross Flag" edition shoe was kicked to the curb by the athletic gear giant after Kaepernick complained about the new sneakers, allegedly calling them “offensive.” The former QB, who famously took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before NFL games, claiming to protest police brutality and racial injustices, signed a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Nike last year.
“Words cannot express my disappointment at this terrible decision. I am embarrassed for Nike,” Gov. Ducey posted in a string of tweets on Tuesday morning. “Nike is an iconic American brand and American company. This country, our system of government and free enterprise have allowed them to prosper and flourish.”
“Instead of celebrating American history the week of our nation’s independence, Nike has apparently decided that Betsy Ross is unworthy, and has bowed to the current onslaught of political correctness and historical revisionism,” the thread continued. “It is a shameful retreat for the company. American businesses should be proud of our country’s history, not abandoning it.”
“Nike has made its decision, and now we’re making ours,” announced Ducey. "I’ve ordered the Arizona Commerce Authority to withdraw all financial incentive dollars under their discretion that the State was providing for the company to locate here. Arizona’s economy is doing just fine without Nike. We don’t need to suck up to companies that consciously denigrate our nation’s history.”
“And finally, it shouldn’t take a controversy over a shoe for our kids to know who Betsy Ross is. A founding mother. Her story should be taught in all American schools. In the meantime, it’s worth googling her,” the Republican concluded.
The shoe protested by Kaepernick included a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle on the heel of the sneaker, “a design created during the American Revolution and commonly referred to as the Betsy Ross flag,” noted The Wall Street Journal in a Monday report.
Nike reportedly planned on investing $185 million to open a manufacturing facility in Goodyear, Arizona, which would employ about 500 people, according to city records, the Journal noted, adding that the Goodyear City Council, on Monday, “approved a package of incentives that would reimburse the company about $1 million in planning fees and about $4,000 per full-time employee Nike hires, according to city records.”
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Russian Nuke Sub Accident Sparks Additional ConcernsRussia's secrecy regarding this nuclear incident is raising concerns.
National Security Desk · Jul. 2, 2019
On Monday, we received reports regarding the loss of a Russian “research submarine” in the Arctic. On Tuesday, there were Russian media reports about 14 dead after a fire on one of their AS-12 deep-water nuclear submarines, part of Russia’s secret “Losharik” operations in the area.
Speculation about the incident heated up after Vice President Mike Pence cancelled a trip to New Hampshire Tuesday, and his advance team staffer carelessly told reporters there was an “emergency.” At the time of that cancellation, top Russian diplomatic corp officers were at the White House for an unscheduled meeting. There were similar meetings with American diplomatic personnel in Moscow, as Vladimir Putin met with his Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu.
The meetings were considered “standard protocol,” but our source indicates the consultations were to confirm where the incident actually occurred and if there was any nuclear contamination. More ominously, the meeting was to establish assurances that the incident was unrelated to the presence of an American submarine in the same area, which had been in close proximity to the Russian submersible in the prior 24 hours.
Given the recent wide viewing of the Chernobyl docu-drama, which highlighted Russia’s secrecy during that catastrophic 1986 nuclear incident, there is increased speculation about the incident this week. However, according to Norway’s nuclear safety authorities, there is no confirmed increase of radiation in the arctic area where it is believed the incident occurred.
Something’s Up: American And Russian Leaders Are Suddenly Pulled Into Emergency Meetings As War Rumors Escalate
Michael Snyder / July 3, 2019
Why are top officials in both the United States and Russia suddenly being pulled into emergency meetings? At this moment rumors are flying all over the Internet, and we have very little solid information about what is really going on. In this article, I will share what we know so far, but as we learn more the picture will inevitably become a lot clearer. On Tuesday President Trump didn’t have any public events scheduled, and that was a bit strange, but Vice President Mike Pence was supposed to appear at an event in New Hampshire. Unfortunately, that trip was suddenly canceled after Pence had already boarded the plane, and Pence was ordered to return to the White House…
In the immediate aftermath of his abrupt cancellation of an event in New Hampshire, the reasons for Vice President Mike Pence’s reversal are still unknown.
The White House has stayed mum on why Pence was called back to the White House, declining to elaborate at all on the reason for the change of plans.
I cannot recall the last time something like this happened. According to a top Pence aide, we will know the reason why the trip was canceled “in a few weeks”.
What in the world does that mean, and why did President Trump need to meet with Mike Pence so urgently?
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin “called an urgent meeting” with his top military officials on Tuesday…
Vladimir Putin today called an urgent meeting with defence chiefs hours after 14 sailors died in a mystery submarine blast.
The Russian leader cancelled his schedule for a meeting with his defence minister Sergei Shoigu.
If the story about “a mystery submarine blast” is accurate, then this sudden gathering makes sense. Here is more about this incident from Time Magazine…
Fire broke out on one of the Russian navy’s deep-sea research submersibles, and toxic fumes from the blaze killed 14 sailors aboard, Russia’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday, although it released few details about the disaster or the vessel involved.
The Defense Ministry did not say how many sailors were aboard the vessel during Monday’s fire, whether there were any survivors or if it was submerged at the time. But Russian media reported it was the country’s most secret submersible, a nuclear-powered vessel designed for sensitive missions at great depths.
But could it be possible that there is something additional that we aren’t being told?
This is where it gets very strange. DEBKA is claiming that their military sources are reporting that there was a confrontation between a U.S. submarine and a Russian submarine, and that it resulted in the U.S. submarine being hit by a torpedo…
First reports reaching DEBKAfile’s military sources say that a US submarine intercepted a Russian nuclear sub in American waters opposite Alaska. The Russian sub escorting the nuclear submarine responded with a Balkan 2000 torpedo and scuttled the US vessel. Urgent consultations in both the White House and the Kremlin were taking place on Tuesday night. US Vice President Mike Pence called off an appearance in New Hampshire after being recalled to Washington for a conference called by President Donald Trump without explanation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin cancelled an engagement and headed for the Kremlin to confer with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and military chiefs, after learning that 14 submariners died in a fire that broke out on a nuclear-powered “experimental submarine in Russian waters.” This accountcarried in Russian media varies in most respects from the first reports reaching this site and may refer to a separate incident. They report between 14 and 17 members of an AS-12 nuclear powered submarine died of poisonous fumes caused by a fireaboard the vessel. The submarine was described as experimental and unarmed but often used in spy missions. It is unclear how many of the 25 crew survived.
At this point, we have zero confirmation of DEBKA’s report.
Could it be possible that DEBKA got this completely wrong?
We shall see.
Meanwhile, we do know that Israel has continued to strike Iranian targets inside Syria, and DEBKA is reporting that the Israelis hit a total of 10 targets early on Monday…
One of Israel’s largest attacks is reported by Syrian sources to have swept across 10 targets across the country early Monday, July 1. They included Damascus Mezza military airport; Iranian and Hizballah military facilities at Al Kiswa south of Damascus; the base of the Syrian 1st Division; the Syrian military “research” institute at Jumriyah; military facilities at Siniya; and a chain of Hizballah bases in the Qalamoun Mts straddling the Syrian -Lebanese frontier, as well as bases in the Homs district.
The attacks were said to have been conducted by Israeli jets from Lebanese air space and naval vessels. Syrian sources reported that four people were killed in the attack and its air defense systems intercepted some of the incoming Israeli missiles. They described powerful explosions and huge fires at Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Hizballah bases in the Qalamoun Mts and ambulances streaming to the scene.
There have been persistent rumors that the U.S. and Israel are both moving toward taking military action against Iran’s nuclear program, and at this point it appears that even the Europeans are losing patience.
The following comes from a joint statement that was just released by France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the European External Action Service…
The Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, the UK, and the High Representative are extremely concerned at Iran’s announcement that it has exceeded the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action stockpile limit for low enriched uranium. The International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed this information.
We have been consistent and clear that our commitment to the nuclear deal depends on full compliance by Iran. We regret this decision by Iran, which calls into question an essential instrument of nuclear non-proliferation.
We urge Iran to reverse this step and to refrain from further measures that undermine the nuclear deal. We are urgently considering next steps under the terms of the JCPoA in close coordination with other JCPoA participants.
We truly do live in a time of “wars and rumors of wars”, and as I noted yesterday, it may already be too late to stop war with Iran.
Let’s hope that isn’t true, but without a doubt events are beginning to spiral out of control.
Iran just crossed a critical uranium enrichment threshold, and the U.S. and Israel have both warned that they will take military action to stop Iran’s nuclear program if that is what is necessary.
As I keep saying, the clock is ticking, and World War 3 could be just right around the corner.
Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder
Baptist Preacher Arrested for Protesting Outside Library’s Drag Queen Story Hour
Todd Starnes - June 26, 2019
A Baptist preacher was arrested after he refused to leave a public sidewalk outside a library that was hosting a Drag Queen Story Hour.
Pacific Justice Institute, a religious liberty law firm, is representing Afshin Yaghtin, pastor of New Covenant Baptist Church in Spokane, Washington.
“The number of criminal charges being filed against pastors and evangelists across the country in just the last few years should be alarming to every freedom-loving American,” Pacific Justice Institute founder Brad Dacus said.
The Spokane Public Library hosted a Drag Queen Story Hour for about 50 children and their families.
There was a heavy police presence outside the library — including snipers perched on nearby rooftops, according to the Spokesman Review.
Several hundred critics of the drag queen event were protesting outside — frustrated that the taxpayer funded library was being used to indoctrinated small children.
Pacific Justice Institute says the pastor tried to enter the library to observe the event but was barred by police.
“He did not carry signs or preach and he did not consider himself to be a protester,” Dacus said.
Police ordered him to leave the premises and go across the street where other protesters had gathered.
When the pastor asserted his First Amendment rights, the police placed him under arrest. He was handcuffed and taken to jail.
Dacus said supporters of the event were allowed to remain on public property and display provocative signs depicting Jesus Christ in a dress.
“This arrest in Spokane is one of the clearest examples yet of viewpoint discrimination, and we will be vigorously contesting the charges,” Dacus said. “We must be able to peacefully disagree and voice our concerns in public places without fear of arrest and prosecution based on viewpoint.”
Letter Just Released From DOJ To Nadler Reveals Just How Huge John Durham’s Spygate Investigation Is
June 10, 2019 By KRISTIE MCDONALD
A new letter from the Justice Department addressed to Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) reveals John Durham’s investigation into Spygate is much larger than previously known.
The Gateway Pundit reports,
AG Barr’s review of the FISA abuses and surveillance against Trump’s campaign is “broad in scope and multifaceted,” according to the DOJ letter.
The letter to Nadler, penned by Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd, indicates Fusion GPS, foreign intelligence services and non-governmental organizations and individuals are all a target of US Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the origins of Spygate.
“The Review is broad in scope and multifaceted, and is intended to illuminate open questions regarding the activities of U.S. and foreign intelligence services as well as non-governmental organizations and individuals,” Boyd wrote.
Durham’s investigation of the investigations involving both the 2016 presidential campaigns (plural) is so massive that the Justice Department had to clear existing office space to make room for the team of US Attorneys, other personnel and DOJ employees.
Although Boyd did not specify, it is publicly known that Australian, British and perhaps Turkish intel groups were involved in the spying campaign against Trump and his associates during the 2016 presidential election.
According to George Papadopoulos, the ‘honeypot’ named ‘Azra Turk’ who approached him and tried to seduce him to obtain information about Trump’s 2016 campaign was “CIA and affiliated with Turkish intel.”
The new DOJ letter also indicates that Durham may be looking into gutter oppo research firm Fusion GPS who hired former British spy Christopher Steele to compile a 35-page Russia dossier to smear Donald Trump and his associates.
Hillary Clinton paid for the Russia dossier and hid the payments to Steele by funneling the money through the DNC’s law firm, Perkins Coie.
The phony dossier was then used by the FBI to obtain a FISA warrant and three subsequent renewals on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page.
Last week it was reported that Christopher Steele was coopering with US investigators, possibly Durham.
Blindness of the clergy has allowed for the Silencing of the Shepherds. Unless the people unite and stand against the sinister Equality Act that is intended to demoralize the nation there will be no future for Truth. Join us as Reverend Ted Pike exposes the dangers of the Equality Act.
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IS HOLOCAUST REVISIONISM GROWING IN FLORIDA SCHOOLS?
JULY 09, 2019
I am in Florida this week for meetings and a speaking engagement when I found myself unexpectedly at “ground zero” on a breaking story of outrageous antisemitism and historical revisionism within a local Florida school district—a matter so egregious PJTN took the story both national and global this morning.We were first on the ground in demanding the immediate resignation of William Latson—Principal at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, a school with a significant Jewish enrollment and an educational institution he was entrusted to oversee—who had the impudence to tell a parent concerned with the education of their child, “not everyone believes the holocaust happened.”
Within hours of PJTN becoming involved, news came across the media wire that the ensuing outrage the exposure of this incident generated has today brought the local School District to remove him from the principal’s office for “re-assignment.”
We will not settle for “re-assignment.” We are demanding his total removal. This man must not be moved to a new job that will remotely at any level interact with the administration of education to Florida children going forward.”
This is but one example of being able to extinguish the insidious fires of antisemitism and Holocaust revisionism that are smoldering in local school districts all over America. Not only was the principal in violation of Florida state law, but he is lending legitimacy to those who are revising history about the atrocities of the Holocaust which is unacceptable!
Last month, thanks to the courageous stand and leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis, groundbreaking legislation was signed making antisemitism illegal in K-12 curriculum and higher education, and establishing a law requiring Holocaust denial be deemed illegal.
William Latson puts a face to the deep problems PJTN is daily working on to expose historically inaccurate and biased textbooks in American education that do not reflect our Judeo/Christian values. When an educator is incapable of defending documented history - he has crossed the line and has become a threat to our children, our communities and the future of this nation. His actions legitimize the outrageous claims by marginalized groups that the Holocaust didn’t happen or wasn’t as bad as history claimed. Even how he wrote the word “holocaust” in his email communication to the parent using lowercase “h” instead of the accurate grammatical choice of capital H is quite telling. He cannot say that his choice of words was not intentional.”
“This battle against antisemitism is both national and international, but it is here in our communities where we feel its impact the most. And every local victory has its heroes. A good example is here in Palm Beach County, it was District 3 School Board member Karen Brill who messaged me yesterday about the incident here in Florida and had this to say:
"Laurie, as a member of the Jewish community, words cannot express how shocked and appalled I was over the comments made by Principal Latson. The Holocaust is a historical fact and its teaching is mandated by Florida law. It is not optional for school leaders, teachers or students to participate in the teaching about the Holocaust -- it is REQUIRED. There is a large Jewish population at Spanish River High School and the trust has been broken. An apology will never erase the damage caused by the Principal's words nor should it. At a time when antisemitism is on the rise, the atrocities of the Holocaust, the deaths of millions, must NEVER be denied, minimized nor forgotten."
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‘Drastically Different,’ Hispanic Pastor Says of Tour of Same Facility Visited by AOC
By Jim Hayek July 2, 2019
A Hispanic pastor said his tour of the same facility visited by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Costa (AOC) left him with a “drastically different” perception of the facility. The paster said her comments about the Border Patrol detention facility in El Paso County, Texas, left him “full of indignation.” “Even as a veteran of immigration advocacy in the U.S., I was shocked at the misinformation of the crisis at the border,” Rev. Samuel Rodriguez told Fox News. The pastor serves as president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and senior pastor of the New Seasons Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California.
Rodriquez places the blame for the broken immigration system that led to the current border crisis on consecutive White House administrations and especially on Congress — both Republicans and Democrats — who he implored to “address the system they created.”
“We found no soiled diapers, no deplorable conditions and no lack of basic necessities,” Rodriguez explained. He said he asked Border Patrol agents if they staged the facility in response to the negative press. “They unequivocally denied it — we were witnessing the identical conditions the attorneys saw when they toured the facility days earlier.”
He went on to say that some sources from whom the negative coverage originated “never toured the areas of the facility we toured.” He speculated they might have political motivations, Fox News reported.
He then turned his attention to the men and women who serve as Border Patrol agents and immigration officers. He said many of them are Latinos. He relayed a comment from an agent who said to him, “Pastor Sam, what they’re saying about us is completely false. We care about these kids and have a passion for our calling.”
“What’s heart-wrenching is that we have both Republicans and Democrats alike in Congress, who can’t come together for the purpose of doing the right thing and finding a solution to our immigration crisis,” Rodriquez concluded. “Please, President Trump, please White House, work with the Republicans and the Democrats [and] please, please, please, please, Nancy Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, please come together to solve this crisis, immediately.”
Rev. Rodriquez also served as an advisor on immigration reform to Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.
Court Rules President Trump Can Defund Planned Parenthood, Will Cut Almost $60 Million in Taxpayer Funding
STEVEN ERTELT JUN 20, 2019 | 11:40AM WASHINGTON, DC
A federal appeals court today ruled President Donald Trump can partially defund planned Parenthood while the abortion business’ lawsuit against his administration’s new rules moves forward.
As LifeNews reported in March, the Trump administration finalized an administrative rule that would partially defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business and deprive it of as much as $60 million in taxpayer dollars. This action adds to President Trump’s record of defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion company.
The abortion chain receives about $50 million to $60 million in Title X funds annually, but that could change now that the new rules are being implemented. The administration’s changes to Title X family planning grants have angered the abortion chain Planned Parenthood, prompting a lawsuit, but they provide hope for life-affirming pregnancy centers, which can now compete with the abortion giant for the federal funds.
Title X funds are supposed to be used to help low-income women and men receive birth control, cancer screenings and other health care services. While the tax money cannot be used to pay for abortions, it indirectly funds Planned Parenthood’s vast abortion business.
Today, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted the Trump administration’s request to lift national injunctions ordered by lower federal courts in Oregon and Washington state, as well as a statewide injunction in California. As Politico reports:
A three-judge panel said the administration will likely prevail in the legal battle over the Title X family planning program since similar Reagan-era rules were upheld by the Supreme Court almost 30 years ago.
“Absent a stay, HHS will be forced to allow taxpayer dollars to be spent in a manner that it has concluded violates the law, as well as the Government’s important policy interest in ensuring that taxpayer dollars do not go to fund or subsidize abortions,” wrote the judges, all appointees of previous Republican presidents, in a 3-0 opinion.
Last May, the Trump administration published a new proposal for Title X that would prohibit Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses from receiving any of those tax dollars unless they completely separate their abortion businesses from their taxpayer-funded services. That mean housing their family planning services in separate buildings with separate staff from their abortion businesses and a denial of funds if they fail to do so. Most Planned Parenthood entities are not expected to comply.
Under the new directive, which will take effect in 60 days, organizations receiving Title X funding have 120 days to financially separate their family planning and abortion operations and one year to physically separate their family planning and abortion operations.
The “Protect Life Rule,” as that proposal is known, was finalized today. And pro-life groups are delighted by the news.
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“We thank President Trump for taking decisive action to disentangle taxpayers from the big abortion industry led by Planned Parenthood,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.
She told LifeNews: “The Protect Life Rule does not cut family planning funding by a single dime, and instead directs tax dollars to entities that provide healthcare to women but do not perform abortions. The Title X program was not intended to be a slush fund for abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood, which violently ends the lives of more than 332,000 unborn babies a year and receives almost $60 million a year in Title X taxpayer dollars. We thank President Trump and Secretary Azar for ensuring that the Title X program is truly about funding family planning, not abortion.”
National Right to Life president Carol Tobias also praised President Trump and noted that the decision doesn’t adversely affect women’s health because the federal funds will go to legitimate family planning efforts instead of places that kill babies in abortions.
“We thank President Trump and Health & Human Services Secretary Azar for their numerous actions to restore pro-life policies,” she told LifeNews. “We are encouraged to see the announcement of Title X regulations that are back in line with previous policy that prevents federal dollars from being used to directly or indirectly promote abortion domestically.”
According to National Right to Life, during the Reagan Administration, regulations were issued, with National Right to Life’s strong support, to restore the original character of Title X by prohibiting referral for abortion except in life endangering circumstances. Additionally, abortion facilities could not generally share the same location with a Title X site.
In the 1991 Rust v. Sullivan decision, the U.S. Supreme Court found similar regulations permissible.
However, the Clinton Administration would later reverse these regulations.
A recent Marist poll found that, by a double-digit margin, a majority of all Americans oppose any taxpayer funding of abortion (54 percent to 39 percent).
HALLELUJAH!! Supreme Court Saves Bladensburg Cross from Destruction
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The Supreme Court ruled that the Bladensburg World War I Memorial Cross can remain on public land.
It is a major ruling in the fight to save American traditions and values from the hands of secularists — a war I document in my upcoming book, “Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation.”
In a 7-2 decision, the court ruled that while the cross is a Christian symbol, the Bladensburg Cross has “special significance” as a war memorial. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented.
This marks a huge victory for First Liberty Institute, the law firm that represented the American Legion in their fight against the American Humanist Association.
“This is a landmark victory for religious freedom. The days of illegitimately weaponizing the Establishment Clause and attacking religious symbols in public are over,” said Kelly Shackelford, president of First Liberty. “Our Founders would have been appalled at this attempt to make the government hostile to our religious heritage, history, and symbols. The attempted perversion of our Constitution is now over, and every American now has more freedom than they have had in decades, with a government no longer hostile to people or expressions of faith.”
Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the majority, said removing the historic cross would been seen as hostility toward religion.
“The Religion Clauses of the Constitution aim to foster a society in which people of all beliefs can live together harmoniously, and the presence of the Bladensburg Cross on the land where it has stood for so many years is fully consistent with that aim,” Alito wrote.
The Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial is a cross-shaped memorial erected in 1925 by local Gold-Star mothers and a local post of The American Legion to honor 49 Prince George’s County men who gave their lives while serving in WWI. The Gold-Star mothers who designed the memorial in 1919 chose a cross shape to recall the cross-shaped grave markers standing over the countless American graves on the Western Front of that war. One mother referred to the memorial as her son’s “grave stone.”
The original lawsuit was filed in 2012 by the American Humanist Association. They said the presence of the memorial on public property amounted to a government establishment of religion.
Wear What You Believe26
12 Jun 20191,164
It’s been reported over the years that Michael Jordan once said, “Republicans buy sneakers too.”However, in today’s highly charged world, apparel companies have balkanized themselves based on politics. Nike, Patagonia, Target—clothing brands have become increasingly ideological. This movement is also being fanned along by the culturally vacuous Hollywood. Miley Cyrus recently joined forces with Planned Parenthood and fashion icon Marc Jacobs to create the high brow Don’t F*CK with My Freedom hoodie sweatshirt.
So this is the world we live in. It’s a world where people wear what they believe.
With that in mind, we are proud to re-launch the Breitbart Store. But rather than describe the product lines with claims of how awesome you might look at a BBQ, we wanted to let members of our team explain the spirit of Breitbart and why these products matter to us and hopefully to you, our readers.
And let it be known that we understand that Democrats buy sneakers too, and they are therefore as welcome as any other in the Breitbart Store.
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– Alex Marlow, Breitbart Editor-in-Chief
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– Andrew Breitbart from Righteous Indignation
UK Intelligence laundered Steele Dossier, delivered it to James Comey