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by From the Internet   
December 26th, 2018

Celebrity Theologian
Bolz-Weber was in the news again recently, after she claimed, in the LGBTQ magazine Out in Jersey, that “there is ethically sourced porn”. Though a pastor in the ELCA, Bolz-Weber’s use of language seems calculated to make her sound as little like a clergyperson as possible. Like many celebrities, Bolz-Weber is vulgar. In the interview mentioned above, she stated that “The Bible’s not clear about s***!” “People are hungry for religion and spirituality that isn’t utter bulls***,” she continued, adding, “You can draw a straight f****** line from what people were told in church and the harm in their lives.”

A Monstrous Apple Patent on all-things Face ID Surfaced in Europe this week with both Face & Touch ID on the same iPhone
Apple’s European patent application states that biometric authentication, for instance of a face, iris, or fingerprint, using electronic devices is a convenient and efficient method of authenticating users of the electronic devices. Biometric authentication allows a device to quickly and easily verify the identity of any number of users.

Mount Ebal: The Lost Altar Scientists Refuse to Find
…aspects of the dig seemed to confirm that this was the site of a Jewish altar. Among the stones was a large quantity of ash and more than 3,000 animal bones. These bones had been burnt on an open flame, and many had butcher marks, implying that at least parts of them had been eaten. These bones were all from animals that the Torah declares to be pure; the overwhelming percentage of the specimens were year-old male cattle, sheep and goats, all sacrificial animals according to biblical law.

Can Russia Successfully Mediate Israeli-Palestinian Peace?
Russia appears to be moving in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as part of its expanding presence in the Middle East. Given that Israel is dependent, at times, on Russia to hold Iran at bay, can Russia use this as leverage to coerce Israel into a peace deal?

Lapid’s dream: Trump’s Deal of the Century leads to referendum
His argument will not be that the Trump team should publish the plan to help him in the elections, of course, but rather that the administration – if it really wants the plan to actually succeed – should release it before the vote, forcing the parties to take a public stand and the Israeli electorate to choose. Releasing the plan now could make the elections a referendum on it.

Netanyahu heading to easy re-election in April
A public opinion poll published Tuesday, the first following the announcement of snap elections in Israel, predicts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will cruise toward an easy re-election in April.

Israel Fends Off Terror From All Sides
Over the weekend, the IDF fended off rioters from Gaza in the south and an attempt at armed infiltration from Syria in the North, while coping with tunnels from Hezbollah. Israelis are still reeling from a wave of deadly terrorist attacks in Samaria.

Son of Iran’s Shah Poised to Make Comeback?
As President Donald Trump adopted a hardline stance on Iran, heaping the pressure on the Mullah regime, speculation has grown regarding a possible future role for Reza Pahlavi, the son of the late Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. (Video)

Top Iranian cleric Shahroudi dies who oversaw 2,000 executions
Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, a senior Iranian cleric and a former chief justice, died in Tehran on Monday after a long illness, state media reported. Shahroudi, 70, was a close ally of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and had been seen by analysts as a possible successor to him.

Mattis signs order withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria despite disapproval
Outgoing US Defense Secretary James Mattis has signed an order withdrawing US forces from Syria, a Defense Department spokesman said on Monday, following through on a decision by President Donald Trump that helped trigger Mattis’ resignation last week.

Report: Trump tells Erdogan ‘Syria all yours, we are done’
In a phone call between the two leaders, Erdogan also expressed satisfaction with steps taken by Washington regarding combating terrorism in Syria and the problems that are created by US presence in the region ,and said Turkey was ready to provide any type of support, the Turkish presidency said.

1 million gun owners refuse to obey ban
It’s one thing for a state to say gun magazines holding more than 10 rounds now are illegal. It’s apparently another thing to get millions of people to comply. But in an act of mass defiance, New Jersey residents refuse to comply,”
“All the local police departments that AmmoLand contacted stated that they have not had any magazines turned into them.”

Limbaugh: Trump can build border wall without Congress
‘He does not have some of the executive power, he has all of it!’ “There are all kinds of departments and bureaucracies and areas of the executive branch with unspent money, and Trump can go get whatever he needs from any of those different departments and allocate it, and he can get started building the wall, and he can do it constitutionally on the premise that he is engaging in an act of national security!”

Trump Says Contract Awarded to Build 115 Miles of Border Wall in Texas
“I am in the Oval Office & just gave out a 115-mile long contract for another large section of the Wall in Texas,” President Trump tweeted. “We are already building and renovating many miles of Wall, some complete. Democrats must end Shutdown and finish funding. Billions of Dollars, & lives, will be saved!”

Erdogan is not a benevolent sultan of old, he’s a monster that must be stopped
Life was not always good for the Jews under the Ottomans and/or the Turks. But what is very clear is that the current Sultan, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is an impudent anti-Semite. His repeated statements make it clear that his role model is former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and not sultans of yore who treated the Jews fairly.

Election timeline: What to expect in the coming months 
After the announcement that coalition party leaders unanimously agreed to hold an election in early April, the excitement in the Knesset was palpable. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was all smiles at the Likud faction meeting, and opposition MKs were spotted hugging in the hallways of the Knesset. It’s almost as if people forgot that a third of them is likely to lose their jobs come April 9, 2019.

Pope Francis prays for the Middle East in Christmas message 
Pope Francis, in his Christmas message to the world, urged people on Tuesday to see differences as a source of richness instead of danger and called for reconciliation in places torn apart by conflict..In his address, in what appeared to be a reference to the shrill political climate in a number of countries, Francis called for “fraternity among people with different ideas, yet capable of respecting and listening to one another.”

Japan’s Nikkei index slides amid US uncertainty
Japan’s main stock market index has plunged, reflecting traders’ worries following a slide on Wall Street. The Nikkei closed down 5% on Tuesday, its worst finish since April 2017. Indexes in Shanghai, Bangkok and Taiwan also fell. Investors have been concerned about President Trump’s dispute with the US central bank chief and another government shutdown.

Human beings to ‘live FOREVER in 30 years’ with immortality ‘new plastic surgery’
Biological immortality — or, more accurately, never growing old — has been studied by scientists who think it could be achieved with advanced genetic engineering. But the technology to live forever will be incredibly expensive once it is available. Transhumanist and futurist Dr Ian Pearson predicted “the rich and famous” will be getting the treatment by the 2050s — similar to how the stars have access to plastic surgery today.

Barcelona on high alert after US issues terror warning
Security in Barcelona is reportedly on high alert following a warning from the U.S. of the risk of a terror attack over the holidays. The State Department in a tweet urged “heightened caution around areas of vehicle movement” in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas area during Christmas and New Year’s. “#Spain: Exercise heightened caution around areas of vehicle movement, including buses, in the Las Ramblas area of Barcelona during Christmas and New Year’s.

Students launch Satanic club at NC State 
A new club has just completed its inaugural semester at North Carolina State University, welcoming students interested in Satanism. The club calls itself “Satanic Students at NC State,” and its leaders say they promote humanism and are working to build up the fledgling group at the Raleigh-based public university.

Turkey determined to cross east of Euphrates as soon as possible, Hurriyet cites foreign minister
Turkey is determined to cross to the east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria as soon as possible, Ankara’s foreign minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday, after the proposed military campaign was delayed by the U.S. withdrawal. Turkey said this month it would launch a new military operation in the area. Last week, the United States announced a full pull-out from northern Syria, prompting Turkey to delay the campaign until the withdrawal is completed.

The prophesied star of Bethlehem
An estimated 2.2 billion people in the world who identify with Christianity today mark the birth of Jesus associated with a star appearing, followed by wise men in the east, leading them to Bethlehem where they came to worship the newborn as the “King of Israel.”

Death toll climbs past 370 in Indonesian tsunami disaster
Body bags were laid out along the shattered coastline as Indonesian authorities stepped up efforts to collect the dead and save the injured Monday in the aftermath of a tsunami that was apparently triggered by a volcanic eruption. The death toll climbed to 373 and was certain to rise.

Liberal Activists Call for The Next James Bond To Be TRANSGENDER
British actor Dominic West was among a group of progressive activists urging producers of the traditional James Bond franchise to abandon 007’s male gender roots and cast a transgender for the next Bond.

44 Warhawk Democrats Voted to Approve $675 Billion for US War Machine — Only One Voted to Secure US Border – Think About That!
On August 23, 2018, The US Senate voted for a $675 billion appropriations bill to fund the unlimited war projects. The warhawk Democrats carried the majority.

Order signed for US military’s controversial Syria exit
The order to withdraw American troops from Syria has been signed, the US military said Sunday, after US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart agreed to prevent a power vacuum in the wake of the controversial move.

Seismic Event Shook Earth for 20 Minutes, Scientists Have No Idea What Caused It
Back in November, a seismic event caused the entire planet to “shake” for as long as 20 minutes, yet scientists still have no idea what caused the unexplained tremors.

Pilgrims gather at Jesus’s traditional birthplace for Christmas
Pilgrims from across the world gathered in Bethlehem on Monday for Christmas Eve, taking in a parade and lining up to see the grotto where Jesus is believed to have been born.

Which Side Will Declare Martial First (Part 2)?
..Mattis claims that the Kurds would be left unprotected is blatantly false, as they will be protected, by Blackwater.  The mission in Afghanistan would continue but without the policy obstacles governing the rules of engagement. Blackwater would be free to operate outside of NATO’s excessive restrictive rules of when and how they could engage the enemy.

Swedish TV Show Celebrates Christmas By Featuring Muslim Woman Who Doesn’t Celebrate Christmas
Sweden’s largest television station celebrated Christmas by featuring a Muslim woman wearing a hijab who does not celebrate Christmas.

Trump Derangement Goes International
“The problem with all of this obviously is that all these news outlets are supposed to report the news, and none of them do anymore…They ‘report’ the opinions of their editors and ‘journalists’..”

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