Feb 132016
 

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Mail On Line: Obama “I am mourning this remarkable man” Obama pays tribute to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, who died in his sleep as he prepares for major showdown with Senate over successor.”

  • Scalia, 79, died of apparent natural causes at the Cibolo Creek Ranch south of Marfa, Texas, on Saturday
  • The Supreme Court Justice was at the resort to go quail hunting and to attend a party on Friday
  • When he didn’t show up for breakfast on Saturday, a person associated with the ranch went to his room and found a bodyScalia was nominated to the US Supreme Court in 1986 and is the longest-serving justice
  • He leaves behind wife of 55 years, Maureen, and their nine children
  • Obama called him ‘larger than life’ and ‘brilliant legal mind’
  • The president also assured Americans he would fulfill his responsibilities to fill Scalia’s vacant seat ‘in due time’
  • Republican senators and presidential hopefuls have called on Obama to leave the choice to his successor in 2016

Opinion: The great fear has been that a Democrat win in November would move the Supreme Court to the far Left. So far the Republican controlled Senate has rolled over and played dead on virtually every pre-election promise made in 2014.

The battle for the Court is not waiting until the election, it begins tonight.

Continuing news coverage all weekend @  BPTnews.org

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Feb 132016
 

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Reuters News: “Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting, uniting to issue a global appeal for the protection of Christians under assault in the Middle East.

Nearly 1,000 years after the Eastern and Western branches of Christianity split apart, the meeting at an airport terminal in Cuba was the first ever between a Roman Catholic pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch.

“In many countries of the Middle East and North Africa whole families, villages and cities of our brothers and sisters in Christ are being completely exterminated.”

Opinion: The Roman Pontiff is the first Jesuit to hold that office. The Society of Jesuits primary purpose is to bring all religions under the authority of the pope.

The movement is called ecumenism.

In Revelation 13, Antichrist is in full power over the revived Roman Empire when in verse 11, a religious figure is introduced: “Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon” who has all the power of the beast.

The second beast, if not for the two horns, would look like a lamb, suggesting he will try to act like the Lamb of God (a wolf in sheep’s clothing).

His fruits will betray his soothing words and since the true Church of Jesus Christ has already been raptured, he will try to bring all religions into unity and order everyone to worship the beast.

How interesting, that at this time, we have the first Jesuit pope.

Keep up with Headline News on Geo-Politics, Global Economy and Middle East @BPTnews.org

 

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Feb 132016
 

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Investors Business Daily: The CIA director confirms that the Islamic State uses chemical weapons days after the director of national intelligence says ISIS is planning attacks on the U.S. homeland in 2016. Connect the dots.

CIA Director John Brennan, in a CBS News “60 Minutes” interview that will air Sunday, said ISIS has “used chemical munitions on the battlefield” and can construct chlorine and mustard gas-releasing weapons.

Earlier this week, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart told the Senate Armed Services Committee that ISIS will “attempt to direct attacks on the U.S. homeland in 2016,” and that the caliphate is infiltrating the refugees fleeing the ISIS mayhem in Iraq and Syria.”

Opinion: There are unsubstantiated reports that CIA chief John Brennan converted to Islam from Catholicism in the 1990’s while stationed in Saudi Arabia.

I cannot find any reports that Brennan denied it.

On Tuesday, James Clapper, director of National Intelligence presented to Congress the “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community” which said ISIS “has become the preeminent terrorist threat.”

  • It can make and has used weapons of mass destruction
  • It is hiding among refugees, using fake passports to cross borders
  • And it will “attempt to direct attacks on the U.S. homeland in 2016.”

What disturbs me is that this is the first I heard of Clapper’s report, and I do this all day.

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Feb 132016
 

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CNBC: “Central banks have been pumping money into the global economy without a whole lot to show for it other than sharply higher stock prices, and even that has been on the downturn for the past year.

Growth remains anemic, and worries are escalating that the U.S. and the rest of the world are on the brink of a recession, despite bargain-basement interest rates and trillions in liquidity.

It’s all part of a phenomenon that Michael Hartnett, chief investment strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, terms “quantitative failure”.

Opinion: We have hundreds of posts on Quantitative Easing (QE). It began in 2009 as a cure-all for an economy that  refused to grow. Since there is a Democrat in office, you won’t hear how QE hurts the poor and middle class and makes the rich uber wealthy.

Simplified QE Formula: Create money – give it to banks – banks buy stocks and bonds, and whamo, Batman, the bull market is on.

mountainThe problem is that the newly created money is like counterfeit, it is literally borrowed from ourselves and has to be paid back. Globally, QE debt is over 12 trillion, which, of course, does not factor in the national debts of each nation, making the world awash in debt.

Solomon knew better: “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.” Proverbs 22:7

So, here we are 7 years from the recession that never really ended, and we are on the verge of another one. If we look back to Genesis 41:25-27, Joseph warned Pharaoh that at the end of 7 years of plenty there is 7 years of famine.

This time the central bankers have a new idea: negative interest rates (NIRP): literally paying a bank money for the privilege of making a deposit.

After that fails, will come the end of cash, which will only work temporarily because the DEBT problem is still there and there will be non-stop economic reports to sell the world on the benefits of a cashless society.

That is the reason we created BPTnews.org, since our staff consists of me and Editor (with help from Vason), it is not possible for us to do commentary on all the news, it reminds me of the I Love Lucy show with the chocolates.

In the next week or two, we will combine the sites and either URL will take you there. We received several emails regarding keeping the commentary on the blog posts, the only change will be a prompt to “read more” (expand) when the commentary exceeds a certain number of words.

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Feb 132016
 
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Breitbart: “A cell phone video taken at Carrier Air Conditioner in Indianapolis shows the exact moment that the plant and union workers were told that the company had decided to shift production south of the border. ‘The best way to stay competitive and protect the business for longterm is to move production from our facility in Indianapolis to Monterrey, Mexico,’ says the company representative at the microphone.”

Opinion: What a racket: Mexico sends us their needy, and we send them American jobs … help me out, where have we heard that before?

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Feb 122016
 

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Arutz Sheva: “For over eight years the Israeli company SodaStream has been dealing with ongoing attacks by the BDS movement, calling to boycott it over its factory in Mishor Adumim to the east of Jerusalem that eventually it was forced to move to the Negev in late 2014.

Large economic losses inflicted by the BDS boycott movement forced the company to make the move – but the big losers in the story are the hundreds of Palestinian Arab employees of SodaStream who lost their jobs and income.

SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum spoke to Yedioth Aharonoth about the hardships which came to the company not only from hostile foreign sources, but also from within Israel.”

Opinion: SodaStream is under attack from BGS groups despite the fact that the company employs hundreds of Palestinians.

BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) is running rampant across Europe. Israeli goods are labeled to promote boycotts as Biblically ignorant Europeans go out of their way to curse (Genesis 12:3) God’s people.

How, you ask can a continent of people that witnessed the Holocaust first hand and where 78% of it’s citizens consider themselves Christian be so anti-Semitic?

Easy, the Churches either consider that the church replaced the Jews in God’s plan, or even worse, Israel is the church. Over 500 years of Replacement and Covenant Theologies have taken a toll.

BDS groups believe that Israel has occupied the covenant land. They believe that the land rightfully belongs to the Palestinian refugees from Egypt and Jordan who were trapped in the West Bank after Israel’s stunning victory over Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria in the 1948 the war of independence.

Why then are those Arab peoples being refused citizenship in their country of origin?

Pawns.

Fox News Headline “Top terror groups focused on targeting planes, DHS secretary says” BPTnews.org

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