Investors Business Daily Op-Ed: “The White House says Cuba’s Raul Castro may soon visit. If he does, it’ll be an ugly blot on President Obama’s record. Since when does the U.S. welcome brutal military dictators into the people’s house?
Speaking to flabbergasted reporters, President Obama’s spokesman Josh Earnest said Thursday that the White House “wouldn’t rule out a visit from President Castro,” just after explaining that Obama wanted to travel to Cuba.”
Opinion: Here is our Spanish lesson for today: To say idiot, just add an “a” at the end.
Newsmax: “A lot of the media coverage has gone from overtime to almost nothing since they appointed the ‘Ebola czar,'” Attkisson said.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden was all over the airwaves after the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States in September and when two nurses who treated Ebola victims contracted the virus themselves.
Then, in late October, President Barack Obama appointed political operative Ron Klain as Ebola czar. Klain virtually clammed up, and so did Ebola coverage.
That, Attkisson believes, was by design.”
Opinion: The most transparent administration in history shut down all coverage of Ebola virtually overnight. I have to admit I moved on to other hot topics and considered the matter over, for now.
Cheryl Attkisson, an Emmy Award-winning journalist who previously worked for CNN, confirmed that she left CBS News with a single five-word message sent from her Twitter account on March 10, 2014.
“I have resigned from CBS,” she wrote, having grown frustrated with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, an outsize influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting.
So Atkinson recently called CDC and asked how many potential Ebola cases are actively being monitored in the United States … She was told there are 1,400 cases.
One by one, the calamities represented by the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Revelation 6:1-8) are simmering just beneath the surface.
White Horse: global dictator
Red Horse: global war
Black Horse: economic collapse
Pale Horse: disease and death
But the time is not right – yet.
Rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, Revelation 4:1) comes first.
New York Post: Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner — in what investigators believe was a crazed gunman’s assassination-style mission to avenge Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
“No warning, no provocation — they were quite simply assassinated, targeted for their uniform,” Police Commissioner William Bratton said.
Opinion: We have family in town for Christmas and had a pre-Christmas dinner that lasted until late in the evening on Saturday. Just before going to bed I saw the news but it was too late to post it. I have a long-standing promise to our editor to only post devotionals on Sunday … no exceptions.
Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were working overtime. Liu had been married two weeks and Ramos is a father of two boys.
There is a breakdown in America that has been coming since the first man of color became president. The new president appointed the first attorney general of color and sought the advice of a ‘rabble rouser’ of color on race relations.
On Inauguration Day January 20, 2009 the nation celebrated the end of racial bias.
Less than 1 month later, Feb. 19, 2009 the president’s AG stunned the nation by announcing that on matters of race, “we are a nation of cowards.”
Then just 5 months after that, July 23, 2009, the first black president inserted himself in an arrest in Cambridge Mass. He admitted not being up to speed on details but uttered the banner for the next 5 years of race relations in America, “The police acted stupidly”
Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner followed as America wondered how it was possible that a black man could be elected president twice and yet racial tensions were worse than ever.
On November 5, 2013 Bill De Blasio, a liberal politician was elected Mayor of New York. On December 3, De Blasio infuriated police, saying that “because of the dangers Dante (the mayor’s bi-racial son) may face, we’ve had to literally train him . . . in how to take special care in any encounter he has with the police officers who are there to protect him.”
While the video below sums up the division of race relations in America, Bible students are reminded that there is no nation resembling America in prophecy in the wars of the last days. The warning to the nations is found in Genesis 12:3, Joel 3:1-2 and Obadiah 1:15. President Obama his administration have been working to divide Israel for 5 years.
This Sunday is Part 1 of Jack Kelley’s 2013 post on the Christmas story. Part 2 will follow next week.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
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The New York Times: “HAVANA — President Raúl Castro declared victory for the Cuban Revolution on Saturday in a wide-ranging speech, thanking President Obama for “a new chapter,” while also reaffirming that restored relations with the United States did not mean the end of Communist rule in Cuba.
He emphasized that Cuba would accelerate its economic reform, prioritizing an end to the country’s dual-currency system. But he also said that changes needed to be gradual to create a system of “prosperous and sustainable communism.
Mr. Castro, wearing a traditional white shirt and only occasionally gesturing for emphasis, also referred repeatedly to President Obama, praising him at one point for initiating the biggest change in America-Cuba policy in fifty years. He also stressed that with the process of open relations just beginning “the only way to advance is with mutual respect.”
Opinion: Add Raul Castro to the list of godless murderous thugs for which the United States now has mutual respect.
Breitbart: “A document surfaced online this week and has been reportedly circulating in Raqqa, Syria, that alleges to be the official penal code of the Islamic State. The document, translated and confirmed to be from the terrorist group by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), lists eleven crimes and their punishments– seven of which are death.”
Opinion: ISIS and Hamas represent Edom (Genesis 36:1). The evil that is Edom began with the birth of Isaac’s twin sons, Jacob and Esau.
The twins fought in the womb, and in one of the most incredible prophecies in Genesis, their mother Rebekah inquired of the Lord as to why there was such turmoil in her womb. God’s answer sets the stage for the terror groups that came from inside the promised land.
“Two nations are in your womb, Two peoples shall be separated from your body; One people shall be stronger than the other, And the older shall serve the younger.””
Two peoples, Arab and Jew.
After being forced from their homeland in southern Jordan, Esau’s tribes settled in southern Israel 600 years before the birth of Christ, while the Jews were in captivity in Babylon. Ezra 9:1-2 records that some of the Jews returning to Judea intermarried with the sons of Edom, mixing idol worshiping blood into the Abrahamic family line.
Is it any wonder that the Pharisees, whom Jesus called a ‘brood of vipers’ were from Judea, or that Herod the great was born there, or that only one of Jesus’ disciples, the one who betrayed Him was from Judea?
The prophet Malachi 1:3-3 sums up the blood of Esau,