Wednesday, April 22, 2020
SALVATION-GODS FREE GIFT TO YOU-IF YOU ASK HIM INTO YOUR HEART
THANK YOU LORD JESUS. THAT YOU LOVED ME, AND GAVE YOURSELF FOR ME. WHAT LOVE, AND TODAY I RESPOND, I WANT YOU AS MY OWN PERSONAL SAVIOR. AND YOUR PRECIOUS BLOOD PUT INTO A SPECIAL BODY BY YOUR FATHER, WAS SHED FOR ME, TO CLEANSE ME, TO WASH ME, TO SAVE ME. I ACCEPT IT NOW, COME INTO MY HEART PRECIOUS SAVIOR. I PRAY THIS IN YOUR HOLY NAME KING JESUS. AMEN AND AMEN.
Sunday, January 01, 2017
AMERICAN 2016 ELECTION RESULTS-DEBATES-AND OTHER NEWS ABOUT THE 2016 ELECTIONS
2016 ELECTION RESULTS-HAPPENINGS
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
READYING FOR BREXIT,BRITAIN MAY SEE NEW PM BY EARLY SEPTEMBER 2016.
EU SPAIN #11 (POSSIBLY MIGHT PRODUCE THE WORLD LEADER)
HOW THE COMMON MARKET TO EUROPEAN UNION WAS BORN.
Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (1951)
Treaty establishing the European Economic Community (1957)
Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (1957)
01-BELGIUM-1958 *** (A BELGIAN WILL NEGOTIATE THE UK EXIT FROM EU) *
(THESE 6 SIGN THE TREATY OF ROME)(THE REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE)
09-UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)-1973 ** (DROPPED OUT JUNE 23,16) *
Schengen Convention (1985)
11-SPAIN-1986 ******* (IMPORTANT SAY IN THE EU) *
Treaty on European Union (1992)
Treaty of Nice (2001)
Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe (2004)
Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (2007)
Treaty of Lisbon (2007)
** DROPPING OUT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION TRADE BLOC.
*** NEGOTIATOR WITH HOW UK EXITS THE UNION TRADE BLOC.
******* THESE COUNTRIES COULD HAVE A BIG SAY IN FUTURE EU HAPPENINGS.
* KINGS AND QUEENS IN EU COUNTRIES-MONARCHIES.
JOINING COUNTRIES TREATIES WITH THE EU-ACCESSION TREATIES
OTHER EU TREATIES AND PROTOCOLS
8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn,(WORLD DICTATOR) before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them;(#11 SPAIN) and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 ORIGINAL COUNTRIES FROM THE 6 FOUNDING MEMBERS OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)
Readying for Brexit, Britain may see new PM by early September-[Reuters]-By Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan-June 27, 2016-YAHOONEWS
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could have a new prime minister by early September, the ruling Conservative Party said on Monday, after David Cameron started laying the groundwork for his successor to trigger the country's exit from the European Union.The government is under pressure to fill a vacuum left when Cameron announced he would resign by October after Britain ignored his advice and voted to leave the 28-member bloc in last week's referendum.Triggering a leadership battle which could draw in some of his closest advisers, Cameron urged ministers to work together in the meantime. But he also formed a separate unit, staffed by public servants, to help advise Britain on its departure and its options for a future outside the EU."Although leaving the EU was not the path I recommended, I am the first to praise our incredible strengths as a country," Cameron told parliament."As we proceed with implementing this decision and facing the challenges that it will undoubtedly bring, I believe we should hold fast to a vision of Britain that wants to be respected abroad, tolerant at home, engaged in the world."Asked about the possibility of a second EU referendum, Cameron said the result of Thursday's vote must be accepted.Graham Brady, chair of the "1922 committee" of Conservative lawmakers which sets the party's ground rules in parliament, said the group had recommended that the leadership contest should begin next week and conclude no later than Sept. 2.That recommendation will almost certainly be passed."Both the Conservatives and the country more generally really want certainty. We would like a resolution and we think it would be a good thing to conclude this process as soon as we practicably can," Brady told Sky News.He said there should be no new parliamentary election before Britain had negotiated the terms of its exit from the EU.Several Conservative lawmakers have urged leadership candidates to try to broker a deal quickly to make sure that any campaign is as painless as possible, and to avoid deepening divisions exposed during the referendum campaign."A leadership contest now is not in the interests of our country," said Justine Greening, international development minister. "It will mean our party focuses inward at the very time our country most needs us to focus outward."-JOCKEYING FOR POSITION-All eyes are on former London mayor Boris Johnson, the most prominent of the "Leave" campaigners and now bookmakers' favorite to succeed Cameron.But not all party members back him and many are pressing for "Anyone But Boris", seeing his decision to back the Leave campaign as a betrayal of his former ally Cameron, according to media reports.Cameron's spokesman said the prime minister would not endorse any candidate to succeed him.Instead, Cameron urged unity both in government and in the country and had announced he had set up an advisory unit to help manage Britain's departure from the European Union and to make sure his successor has all the possible information necessary to decide the country's future."Clearly this will be the most complex and most important task that the British civil service has undertaken in decades. So the new unit will sit at the heart of government and be led by and staffed by the best and brightest from across our civil service," Cameron said.For now, the priority was working together on government business, which some critics say has been all but put on hold since campaigning for the referendum began in February, and reassuring the many migrants who fear their status may change.Cameron told parliament he would not put up with intolerance, after reports that migrants, particularly those from Poland, had been told by some Britons to "go home" since the country voted to leave the EU."Let's remember these people have come here and made a wonderful contribution to our country. And we will not stand for hate crime or these kinds of attacks," he said. "They must be stamped out."(additional reporting by William James, editing by Stephen Addison)
Does ‘Brexit’ Mean Security Woes Are Next?-[Mark Thompson]-June 26, 2016-YAHOONEWS
The comment last spring was startling, coming as it did from NATO’s commander. “Russia and the Assad regime are deliberately weaponizing migration from Syria in an attempt to overwhelm European structures and break European resolve,” U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, since retired, said of Moscow’s Vladimir Putin and his long-time ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad.Immigration from inside the European Union, as well as the nearly 5 million fleeing Syria’s civil war, no doubt played a role in the U.K.’s historic vote last Thursday to bail out of the E.U. While there were expressions of shock across European capitals as well as Washington, there were half-hidden smiles from inside the Kremlin. That’s because any increase in internal European tensions following Brexit can only benefit Putin’s Russia.“The consequences will be global. They are inevitable,” Putin said following the vote. “They will be both positive and negative.”The vote exposes cracks in Europe that could make it tougher to impose economic sanctions on Russia for its actions in Crimea and Ukraine. “I am concerned about a more fragmented Europe,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday. “But it is important now to look forward and work with leaders in NATO and the European Union to make sure we both strengthen NATO as a platform for European cooperation.” NATO officials had repeatedly declared before the vote that a British departure from the 28-member E.U.—largely an economic and political union—would hurt the continent’s stability, but took pains afterward to declare NATO—a 28-state military alliance—to be the true guarantor of Europe’s security.That’s why the looming North Atlantic summit in Warsaw, starting July 8, will be closely watched. Now that Great Britain has made clear it wants to pull back from Europe, will it also trim its defense spending? The U.K. is one of the handful of European nations spending 2% of its gross domestic product on its military and has been the E.U.’s mightiest military power. “Not only will Britain likely be a weaker ally in the aftermath of Brexit, but Europe will also be feebler,” Kori Schake, a fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, writes at Foreign Policy. But not everyone concurs. “Brexit, counter-intuitive as it might sound, will likely produce a stronger NATO,” argues ex-NATO chief James Stavridis.But his is a rare voice. “Since World War II, the United States, aided principally by Britain, has worked to reduce the potential for international conflict, with particular success in Europe; encourage democratic governance; promote free markets; and lift billions of people out of poverty,” the New York Times noted in its lead editorial on Sunday. “A crucial brick in that system is now in danger of being removed.”Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke Friday with his counterpart, U.K. defense minister Michael Fallon, to stress the two nations’ military resolve despite Brexit. Carter “emphasized that the United States and the United Kingdom will always enjoy a special relationship, one reflected in our close defense ties, which remain a bedrock of U.S. security and foreign policy,” Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said.Ever since World War II, Washington and London have toasted the “special relationship” that has seen them standing shoulder-to-shoulder on a wide variety of international-security issues. And while leaders in both nations have said Brexit will not change that relationship, the leaders—whose urgings that Britain remain in the U.K. came to naught—could be wrong here as well.
Brexit vote sends new shocks through financial markets, political chaos deepens-[Reuters]-By Kylie MacLellan and Anirban Nag-June 27, 2016-YAHOONEWS
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's decision to leave the European Union sent new shockwaves through financial markets on Monday, with the pound falling despite the country's leaders' attempts to ease political and economic turmoil unleashed by the move.Finance minister George Osborne said the British economy was strong enough to cope with the volatility caused by Thursday's referendum, the biggest blow since World War Two to the European goal of forging greater unity.But his words failed to halt the fall of sterling, which later sank to its lowest level against the U.S. currency for 31 years, continuing the slide that began last week when Britons confounded investors' expectations by voting to end 43 years of EU membership.European bank shares had their worst two-day fall on record and world stocks, as measured by MSCI <.MIWD00000PUS> were on track for worst two-day fall since the aftermath of the Lehman Bros collapse in late 2008. With the ruling Conservatives looking for a new leader after Prime Minister David Cameron's resignation on Friday and lawmakers from the opposition Labour party stepping up a rebellion against their leader, Britain sank deeper into political and economic chaos."There's no political leadership in the UK right when markets need the reassurance of direction," said Luke Hickmore of Aberdeen Asset Management, expressing the view of many in the City of London financial center.Cameron has promised to stay on until October as a caretaker. A committee responsible for running the process of selecting a new leader for his Conservative Party recommended a faster process that should be completed by early September.The prime minister sought to calm fears over the fallout of the referendum and said there should be no attempt in parliament, where a majority of members, like him, argued that Britain should stay in the EU, to block Britain's departure."I am clear, and the cabinet agreed this morning, that the decision must be accepted," Cameron told parliament, which faces a public petition for a new referendum.But his refusal to start formal moves immediately to pull the country out of the EU has prompted many European leaders to demand quicker action by Britain, the EU's second largest economy after Germany, to leave the 28-country bloc."It should be implemented quickly. We cannot remain in an uncertain and indefinite situation," French finance minister Michel Sapin said on France 2 television.Guenther Oettinger, a German member of the EU's executive European Commission, said Cameron and his party should not risk causing damage at home and abroad by waiting until October."Every day of uncertainty prevents investors from putting their funds into Britain, and also other European markets," he told Deutschlandfunk radio.-MERKEL HAS NO BRAKE, NO ACCELERATOR-While European countries would like to end the uncertainty with swift negotiations, they cannot begin until Britain formally notifies the EU it is planning to exit.Since Cameron decided to leave that task to his successor, escalating turmoil in both major political parties has created even more uncertainty over Britain's plans for the future and the transition to a new leader.German Chancellor Angela Merkel she had "neither a brake nor an accelerator" to control events.She has appeared to take a softer line than some European leaders. But she ruled out informal talks before London notifies the EU of its intention to leave under the EU's Lisbon Treaty, which provides its constitutional basis.Making clear the exit negotiations would not be easy, Volker Kauder, who leads Merkel's conservatives in parliament, told ARD television: "There will be no special treatment, there will be no gifts."The shock waves are being felt across the globe at a time when economies are still fragile from the 2008 economic crisis, interest rates are close to zero and central banks have fewer tools than normal to revive demand if countries enter recession.Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said uncertainties over the global economy had heightened and called for a "united, stable EU, and a stable, prosperous Britain".Financial markets misjudged the referendum, betting on the status quo despite abundant signs that the vote would be close.When reality dawned, the reaction was brutal. Sterling fell as much as 11 percent against the dollar on Friday for its worst day in modern history, while $2.8 trillion was wiped off the value of world stocks -- the biggest daily loss ever.That trumped even the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy during the 2008 financial crisis and the Black Monday stock market crash of 1987, according to Standard & Poor's Dow Jones Indices.By Monday afternoon, sterling had shed around 3.6 percent against the dollar to $1.3209 despite an attempt by Osborne to ease concerns by saying he was working closely with the Bank of England and officials in other leading economies."Our economy is about as strong as it could be to confront the challenge our country now faces," he told reporters. "It is inevitable after Thursday's vote that Britain's economy is going to have to adjust to the new situation we find ourselves in."U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew also tried to restore calm, telling CNBC television it had been "an orderly impact so far" though he later added: "We have resilience built into our economy, but we're not cut off from the world."Visiting Brussels, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said it was important that "nobody loses their head" as the EU and Britain deal with the fallout from the referendum.-"PENSIONS ARE SAFE"-The vote to leave the EU has increased the likelihood of Scotland holding a second referendum on independence, after voters there strongly backed remaining in the EU.Boris Johnson, a leading proponent of a Brexit and likely contender to replace Cameron, praised Osborne for saying "some reassuring things to the markets".The former London mayor said it was now clear "people's pensions are safe, the pound is stable, markets are stable. I think that is all very good news."But financial markets took a different view. The yield on British 10-year government bonds fell below 1 percent for the first time as investors bet the Brexit vote would trigger a Bank of England interest rate cut aimed at steadying the economy.Many economists have cut economic growth forecasts for Britain, with Goldman Sachs expecting a mild recession within a year. The risks affect economies far beyond Britain."Against the backdrop of globalization, it's impossible for each country to talk about its own development discarding the world economic environment," China's Li told the World Economic Forum in the city of Tianjin.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe instructed his finance minister to watch currency markets "ever more closely" and take steps if necessary.-DIVIDED PARTIES-The referendum revealed social as well as economic stresses in divided Britain.Immigration was one of the main themes of the campaign, alongside discontent with the political establishment in general and the Conservatives in particular. Many Brexit backers complained the EU had allowed uncontrolled numbers of migrants to arrive from eastern Europe.Police said offensive leaflets targeting Poles had been distributed in Huntingdon, central England, and graffiti had been daubed on a Polish cultural center in central London on Sunday, three days after the vote.According to a local newspaper, the Cambridge News, the leaflets said "Leave the EU/No more Polish vermin" in English and Polish.The Polish embassy in London said it was shocked by the "xenophobic abuse" aimed at the Polish community and others.With Britain now facing uncertainty over how its trade relationship with the EU will unfold, Johnson tried to calm fears by writing in the Daily Telegraph newspaper that there would be continued free trade and access to the single market.He suggested Britain would not have to accept free movement of workers, saying it could implement an immigration policy which suited business and industry.However, single market rules stipulate that countries must accept the free movement of people as well as goods. Yielding on immigration would anger many Britons who voted to leave.Johnson is expected to declare soon that he is running to lead the Conservatives, who have been divided for decades between pro- and anti-EU factions.Divisions within the opposition are also deep. A wave of Labour lawmakers resigned from leader Jeremy Corbyn's team on Monday, adding to the 11 senior figures who quit on Sunday, saying his campaign to keep Britain in the EU was half-hearted.Corbyn, a left-winger who has strong support among ordinary party members, has said he is going nowhere.(Additional reporting by David Lawder, William James, Jamie McGeever, Nigel Stephenson, Kevin Yao, Costas Pitas, Bate Felix, Andrea Shalal, Michael Holden, Guy Faulconbridge, David Milliken, Patrick Graham, Anirban Nag, Michelle Martin, Paul Carrel, Conor Humphries, Minami Funakoshi and Tetsushi Kajimoto, Writing by David Stamp and Philippa Fletcher, Editing by Timothy Heritage and Peter Graff)
THE DOW WAS DOWN 260 POINTS MONDAY-YESTERDAY
HOARDING OF GOLD AND SILVER
1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.(IN 1 HR THE STOCK MARKETS WORLDWIDE WILL CRASH)
17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed:(CONFISCATED) their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
16 And he(THE FALSE POPE WHO DEFECTED FROM THE CHRISTIAN FAITH) causeth all,(IN THE WORLD ) both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:(MICROCHIP IMPLANT)
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark,(MICROCHIP IMPLANT) or the name of the beast,(WORLD DICTATORS NAME INGRAVED ON YOUR SKIN OR TATTOOED ON YOU OR IN THE MICROCHIP IMPLANT) or the number of his name.(THE NUMBERS OF HIS NAME INGRAVED IN THE MICROCHIP IMLPLANT)-(ALL THESE WILL TELL THE WORLD DICTATOR THAT YOUR WITH HIM AND AGAINST KING JESUS-GOD)
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast:(WORLD LEADER) for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.(6-6-6) A NUMBER SYSTEM (6006006)OR(60020202006)(SOME KIND OF NUMBER IMPLANTED IN THE MICROCHIP THAT TELLS THE WORLD DICTATOR AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER THAT YOU GIVE YOUR TOTAL ALLIGIENCE TO HIM AND NOT JESUS)(ITS AN ETERNAL DECISION YOU MAKE)(YOU CHOOSE YOUR OWN DESTINY)(YOU TAKE THE DICTATORS NAME OR NUMBER UNDER YOUR SKIN,YOUR DOOMED TO THE LAKE OF FIRE AND TORMENTS FOREVER,NEVER ENDING MEANT ONLY FOR SATAN AND HIS ANGELS,NOT HUMAN BEINGS).OR YOU REFUSE THE MICROCHIP IMPLANT AND GO ON THE SIDE OF KING JESUS AND RULE FOREVER WITH HIM ON EARTH.YOU CHOOSE,ITS YOUR DECISION.
1 KINGS 10:13-14
13 And king Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned and went to her own country, she and her servants.
14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold,
16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.(A DAYS WAGES FOR A LOAF OF BREAD)
DOCTOR DOCTORIAN FROM ANGEL OF GOD
then the angel said, Financial crisis will come to Asia. I will shake the world.
BANK RELATED INFORMATION
DOW MARKET TUESDAY-JUNE 28,2016
HIGH +190 LOW +150
TSX -00.00 14,003.00 - GOLD $-00.00 $1,266.00 - OIL $-0.00 $49.00
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.(POSSIBLE QUAKE BRINGS ISRAEL BACK TO LIFE-SO NOISE AND SHAKING-QUAKES WILL ALSO DESTROY ISRAELS ENEMIES)
11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:(ETHNIC GROUP AGAINST ETHNIC GROUP) and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places,(DIFFERNT PLACES AT THE SAME TIME) and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
UPDATE-JUNE 28, 2016-11:55PM
1 Day, Magnitude 2.5+ Worldwide-6 of 26 earthquakes in map area.Updated: 2016-06-28 11:37:46 (UTC)
3.1-56km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico-2016-06-28 07:09:24 (UTC)-11.0 km
3.6-11km S of Alva, Oklahoma-2016-06-28 03:25:09 (UTC)-5.0 km
2.8-16km ENE of Mooreland, Oklahoma-2016-06-28 02:50:11 (UTC)-5.5 km
2.9-4km WSW of Gold Beach, Oregon-2016-06-27 22:04:28 (UTC)-20.9 km
4.5-East of the Kuril Islands-2016-06-27 22:10:44 (UTC)-10.0 km
STOCK MARKET AND EARTHQUAKE NEWS
UN HEAD-ISRAEL-TURKEY DEAL A HOPEFUL SIGNAL FOR REGIONAL STABILITY.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday welcomed a deal between Israel and Turkey to normalize relations after years of acrimony, calling it a “hopeful signal for the stability of the region.”“I welcome today’s announcement of the normalization of relations between Israel and Turkey,” Ban told journalists as he met President Reuven Rivlin during a visit to Israel.The statements echoed those of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said the deal would help bring “stability” to the turbulent Middle East. His Turkish counterpart, Binali Yildirim, made a simultaneous announcement in Ankara.The deal will restore full diplomatic relations between Jerusalem and Ankara in return for Turkish commitments to tackle terrorism and remove opposition to Israel in international forums and and Israeli promises to allow Turkish aid into the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.Once tight, already frayed relations between Israel and Turkey were significantly downgraded in 2010 after Israeli commandos staged a raid on a six-ship Turkish flotilla which was trying to breach Israel’s naval blockade of the Strip. The commandos were violently attacked by those on board the Turkish-flagged Mavi Marmara, and nine Turkish citizens, including one with American citizenship, were killed in the ensuing melee. A tenth died of his wounds years later. A number of Israeli soldiers were injured in the raid.Under the deal Israel will also pay $20 million (18.14 million euros) in compensation for the deaths caused in the commando raid, Yildirim confirmed. In return for the compensation, Turkey agreed not to take legal action against IDF soldiers involved in the incident.Criticizing Netanyahu for agreeing to compensation, opposition leader Isaac Herzog said the deal was “important,” but hedged his praise by saying Ankara “is the ally of Hamas.”“Like in the [Gilad] Shalit incident and in Operation Protective Edge, Netanyahu is weak against Hamas because over the years he’s given in to the political threats of [Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avigdor] Liberman and has been dragged along unnecessarily at the expense of Israeli citizens’ security interests,” he said.However, Zionist Union number two Tzipi Livni said she had to admit that she would have signed the same agreement if she had been in the government.Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid said the deal with Turkey was “difficult to swallow, but states make agreements such as these.”“There’s what we all feel and there’s the security and national interest, and they take precedence,” he said at a party meeting in the Knesset.In recent weeks the families of two soldiers whose bodies are believed to held by Hamas, and two Israelis thought to be in the captivity of the terrorist group, have campaigned for their return to be part of the deal. While no such guarantee was part of the agreement, Netanyahu said that Turkey has promised to help return the soldiers and captives from Gaza.He said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had personally sent a letter pledging to do all he could on the matter.Avraham Abera Mengistu, 29, a Jew of Ethiopian descent, has been held by Hamas for nearly two years. According to his family, he suffers from a mental illness and stumbled across the border into the coastal territory by accident in 2014.A second Israeli man, a resident of a Bedouin community in the Negev, is also thought to be held by Hamas in Gaza. His name has not been released for publication. He, too, apparently crossed the border of his own volition, and has been described as mentally disabled.Lt. Hadar Goldin and Sgt. Oron Shaul were killed in separate incidents during Israel’s military offensive against Hamas in the summer of 2014. Though neither body was recovered, the army has classified both soldiers as “killed in action” based on forensic evidence. Hamas has claimed to be holding the remains of the two.Reacting to Netanyahu’s announcement of the deal, Goldin’s family said in a statement that it “abandons Lt. Hadar Goldin and Sgt. Oron Shaul and doesn’t include the return of their bodies from Hamas captivity.”“The prime minister’s declarations were hollow. He acted contrary to his promises to us,” the family, calling the accord “a bad and problematic deal.”Responding to inquiries by Channel 10 whether Turkey will secure the return of the remains of Israeli soldiers killed in 2014 and held by Hamas in Gaza, Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim said Ankara “will decide according to the advancement of relations how to act going forward.”Speaking from Rome, Netanyahu said the agreement would secure the “continuation of the maritime security blockade off the Gaza Strip coast.”“This is a supreme security interest for us. I was not prepared to compromise on it,” he added. Israel says the blockade is necessary to keep out material that could be used for military purposes in the Strip, which is run by the terror group Hamas.Netanyahu’s former National Security Council Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror said the normalization would have “very little” impact on Israel’s security arrangements in Gaza in the short term.“In the future, it depends,” Amidror told reporters in the hours following the announcement of the agreement. “But the potential is huge.”While Hamas maintains its overseas headquarters in Turkey and has ideological ties with Erdogan, the former head of Military Intelligence doubted this deal would change the terrorist organization’s opinion of Israel.“I don’t see the Turks having a lot of influence over the military wing of Hamas in Gaza,” Amidror said.
Liberman says he opposes deal to restore ties with Turkey-On heels of Israel-Turkey deal, Erdogan apologizes to Putin for downing fighter jet in November; Biden praises Netanyahu’s efforts to mend fences-By Ilan Ben Zion June 27, 2016, 12:48 pm-the times of israel
18:10-Families of soldiers killed in Gaza protest outside PM’s residence-The families of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul are holding a press conference outside the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem and say that Netanyahu “promised us on Thursday that there wouldn’t be a deal with Hamas and Turkey without Oron and Hadar being brought home.”“It doesn’t appear on the horizon, apparently we need to increase our fight,” Zahava Shaul, the soldier’s mother, says. “Only screams will bring our boys home. It’s not worth waiting for the guarantees of the prime minister. He always promises me and I’ve been disappointed. He didn’t take into account the grieving families.”17:57-Trump says EU doomed-Following the UK’s Brexit referendum, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump predicts the EU’s demise.“The people have spoken. I think the EU is going to break up. I think the EU might break up before anybody thinks in terms of Scotland,” he tells The Times. “I really think that without the immigration issue [the EU] wouldn’t have had a chance of breaking up … the people are fed up, whether it’s here or in other countries. You watch: other countries will follow.”-17:50-Hamas: No talks to free Israelis unless ‘Shalit prisoners’ released-Hamas official Ismail Radwan says the Islamist group will not negotiate the release of Israeli soldiers and civilians until the group’s preconditions are met.Radwan, according to a report on the Palestinian news site Quds Press, says Hamas’s decision not to negotiate the release of Israelis until all of the “Shalit prisoners” are freed is “final.”In 2011, kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was released in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian detainees. Israel rearrested some of those released in the deal in the summer of 2014 during a search for three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped and, it later emerged, killed by a Hamas cell.— Dov Lieber-17:35-Egypt to open Rafah crossing for 5 days-Hamas officials say that Egyptian authorities said they will be opening the Rafah crossing between the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula for five days starting next Wednesday, ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.-17:21-Police arrest 3 for Temple Mount disturbances-The Israel Police arrested three Palestinians suspected of involvement in public disturbances and throwing rocks at police on the Temple Mount earlier today.The suspects were taken in for questioning, the Israel Police says.-17:12-Biden congratulates Netanyahu on Turkey deal-Netanyahu speaks with US Vice President Joe Biden and thanks him for supporting detente efforts with Turkey.The White House says in a statement that Biden congratulates Netanyahu “for progress toward reconciliation with Turkey, noting the significant positive security and economic benefits for both countries and the wider Eastern Mediterranean region.”-17:12-Former Likud minister spurns Turkey deal-Former Likud minister Gideon Sa’ar comes out swinging against the Turkey deal, saying it was a “blow to national pride” and sets a dangerous precedent by compensating the families of the Turks killed in the Mavi Marmara incident.“A deal that begins in paying terrorists will end in releasing terrorists,” he says.-17:03-Shaked: Compensation unlinked to Mavi Marmara-With the announcement of the Turkey deal, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked says, “There’s no connection between the compensation and the [Mavi Marmara] incident.”“IDF soldiers defended themselves and I am proud of them. This is not compensation to those terrorists,” Channel 2 quotes her saying, referring to the 10 Turkish citizens killed in a skirmish with Israeli troops aboard the ship attempting to break the Gaza blockade in 2010.-16:53-Unnamed cabinet minister rejects Turkey deal-An unnamed cabinet member criticizes the Turkey deal set to come before ministers later this week.“It’s a contemptible move that the prime minister brings before the cabinet as a fait accomplit,” the minister is quoted by Ynet saying. “He’s turned us into a rubber stamp.”-16:44-Liberman says he opposes Israel-Turkey deal-Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman says he’ll oppose the Israel-Turkey detente deal in the cabinet.“Compensation has bad consequences,” Channel 2 quotes him saying. “I won’t make a campaign of it as I did against the Shalit deal, but my stance is known.”16:39-PA welcomes Israel-Turkey rapprochement deal ‘in principle’-Palestinian Authority Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad al-Maliki says Ramallah welcomes the agreement between Turkey and Israel “in principle,” but he asks Ankara to work with Ramallah on matters concerning the Palestinians.Speaking to the Palestinian Ma’an news agency, al-Maliki says the PA wouldn’t interfere with the terms of the agreement between Israel and Turkey, but says the aspects of the deal relating to the Palestinians “were of core interest to the Palestinian leadership” and Ramallah should have been kept in the loop.While Ramallah welcomes Turkey’s plans to build a desalinization plant in Gaza, Maliki says the PA is already building a €400 million plant in Gaza sponsored by the European Union.“If Turkey wants to help,” Maliki says, “it should all be part of the national plan for the development of all the Palestinian territories, and it must be done through full coordination with the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian government.”— Dov Lieber-16:27-Erdogan’s office confirms Russia apology-Turkish presidential sources confirm to Turkish newspaper Hurriyet that Erdogan apologized to Putin for the downing of a Russian warplane in November.It remains unclear whether there was Israeli diplomacy involved in the detente between Russia and Turkey, but the apology came just after Israel and Turkey announced a deal to restore ties.16:18--Turkish deputy PM: Ankara working to mend fences with Moscow-Amid reports of a thawing in chilly ties between Turkey and Russia, with Erdogan reportedly apologizing to Putin for the downing of a Russian jet in November, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus says the two sides were accelerating the restoration of relations, the Daily Sabah reports.16:10-Turkey apologizes to Russia for downing jet — report-Turkey has reportedly apologized to Russia for downing a Russian military aircraft last November.Russian media quotes the Kremlin saying President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote to President Vladimir Putin saying he wanted to mend ties.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Erdogan was “sorry” that the Su-24 pilot was killed in November when his plane was shot down after entering Turkish airspace.-15:35-Herzog rejects, Rivlin praises Israel-Turkey deal-Criticizing Netanyahu for agreeing to compensate the families of Turks killed in the Mavi Marmara incident and not bringing home Israelis held captive in Gaza, opposition leader Isaac Herzog says the deal is “important,” but hedges his praise by saying Ankara “is the ally of Hamas.”“Like in the [Gilad] Shalit incident and in Operation Protective Edge, Netanyahu is weak against Hamas because over the years he’s given in to the political threats of [Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avigdor] Liberman and has been dragged along unnecessarily at the expense of Israeli citizens’ security interests,” he says.Zionist Union #2 Tzipi Livni says she has to admit that she would have signed the same agreement if she had been in the government.President Reuven Rivlin praises the accord to restore ties, saying that while many people feel hurt by the deal, “it’s for the sake of Israel’s interests.”Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid says the deal with Turkey is “difficult to swallow, but states make agreements such as these.”“There’s what we all feel and there’s the security and national interest, and they take precedence,” he says at a party meeting in the Knesset.-15:09-French town approves Israel settlement boycott-A municipality near the French capital passed a motion declaring a boycott of Israeli settlement goods and vowing further research and labeling on other products from the Jewish state.The council of Bondy, located north of Paris, whose mayor, Sylvine Thomassin, belongs to French President Francois Hollande’s Socialist Party, passed the resolution with only five objections last week on June 23, the news website Rezo Citoyen reported on Saturday.— JTA-15:05-Ex-general: Turkey deal to have ‘very little’ effect on Gaza security-This normalization will have “very little” impact on Israel’s security arrangements in Gaza in the short term, according to Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror, who formerly led Israel’s National Security Council.“In the future, it depends,” Amidror tells reporters in the hours following the announcement of the agreement. “But the potential is huge.”While Hamas maintains its overseas headquarters in Turkey and has ideological ties with Erdogan, the former head of Military Intelligence doubts this deal will change the terrorist organization’s opinion of Israel.“I don’t see the Turks having a lot of influence over the military wing of Hamas in Gaza,” Amidror says.15:04-Peres meets with children rescued in Entebbe-Former president Shimon Peres meets with the children taken captive and rescued 40 years ago in Entebbe.“Everyone speaks about the operation — today we honor you,” Peres, who was defense minister at the time, says. “When we made the difficult decision to move forward with this operation it was you, the children, who were foremost in my mind.”14:38-Garbage truck tire hits hospital security guard-A security guard at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center is lightly injured after being struck by a runaway tire that flew off a passing garbage truck. A security camera caught the incident on video. תאונה מוזרה בכניסה לרמב"ם – גלגל ניתק ממשאית ועף על מאבטחת ביה"ח | כך זה קרהhttps://t.co/HVme0DnNvA pic.twitter.com/iOzhy6CoH4— חדשות 2 (@Channel2News) June 27, 2016-14:29-Turkish PM ducks question on return of Israeli soldiers-Responding to inquiries by Channel 10 whether Turkey will secure the return of the remains of Israeli soldiers killed in 2014 and held by Hamas in Gaza, Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim avoids the question and says Ankara “will decide according to the advancement of relations how to act going forward.”-14:19-Missing soldier’s mother pans Turkey deal for not bringing son back-The family of Oron Shaul met with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and the missing soldier’s mother says that it’s unacceptable that the deal struck with Turkey didn’t include the return of her son’s remains from Hamas captivity.“If the prime minister and the Knesset and the whole cabinet aren’t with us, I don’t know when we’ll see Oron,” she says.Edelstein says that everyone’s mission is to ensure the return of the four missing Israelis, including Shaul, but would neither praise nor criticize the agreement reached with Turkey because he had yet to see its final form.-13:59-UN chief welcomes normalization of Israel-Turkey ties-UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday welcomes a deal between Israel and Turkey to normalize relations after years of acrimony, calling it a “hopeful signal for the stability of the region.”“I welcome today’s announcement of the normalization of relations between Israel and Turkey,” Ban told journalists as he met President Reuven Rivlin.— AFP-13:53-Syrian refugee gives ice cream to Israelis to celebrate deal-A Syrian refugee working as an ice cream vender on Istanbul’s Istiklal Boulevard gives free cones to Israelis to celebrate deal with Turkey, Walla news reporter Moshe Stainmetz reports-בשדרות איסתיקלאל בלב איסטנבול: אהרון, פליט סורי מחאלב נותן לישראלים גלידה חינם לכבוד הפיוס pic.twitter.com/YJjHypRs2f — moshe stainmetz (@moyshis) June 27, 2016-13:49-Goldin family rejects ‘bad, problematic deal’ with Turkey-The family of a soldier whose body remains in Hamas’s custody in the Gaza Strip responds to the Turkey deal harshly, saying that it “abandons Lt. Hadar Goldin and Sgt. Oron Shaul and doesn’t include the return of their bodies from Hamas captivity.”“The prime minister’s declarations were hollow. He acted contrary to his promises to us,” the Goldin family says, calling the accord “a bad and problematic deal.” -13:36-Israel, Turkey to exchange ambassadors ‘as soon as possible’-Netanyahu and his Turkish counterpart both announce the restoration of diplomatic relations.“We are returning to full normalization with Turkey, including the return of ambassadors,” Netanyahu says.Yildirim says that the exchange of ambassadors will take place as soon as possible.#BREAKING Turkish PM says ambassadors will be sent as soon as possible — CNN Türk ENG (@CNNTURK_ENG) June 27, 2016-13:34-No gas deal talks yet, Turkish PM says-Although Netanyahu says that the Turkey rapprochement deal will open the door to a gas deal with Turkey, the Turkish PM is more circumspect, saying that it’s too soon to talk about it, Channel 2’s Arad Nir reports.TURKISH PM YILDIRIM SAYS TOO EARLY TO TALK ABOUT GAS DEALS WITH ISRAEL-— Arad Nir (@AradNCh2News) June 27, 2016-13:30--Turkey deal ‘strengthens Israel,’ PM says-Responding to inquiries by the press in Rome, Netanyahu says he won’t “paint the deal with rose-tinted glasses — but the agreement strengthens Israel.”Despite the Turkish PM’s remark that the Gaza blockade was “largely lifted,” Netanyahu emphasizes that the blockade remains but the deal allows Turkish aid to come through the Ashdod port.-13:26-Turkey doesn’t control Hamas, PM says-Netanyahu says he updated the US, Russia, and regional allies Greece, Cyprus and Egypt about the restoration of ties with Turkey.The PM says that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to work to help obtain information about the missing IDF soldiers held by Hamas, but that Ankara doesn’t control the Palestinian terrorist group.-13:22-Turkey deal to give Israel ‘huge sums’ with gas deal: PM-The deal also allows Israel to enter international accords to which Turkey is party, Netanyahu says.He says the prospect of a gas deal with Turkey now that ties are renewed will bring “huge sums” to the state’s coffers.-13:20-Gaza blockade stays, but aid goes in, Netanyahu says-Netanyahu says the deal will protect IDF soldiers from prosecution by Turkey. He says the blockade on Gaza will remain and keeps Hamas in check, while allowing humanitarian aid into the Strip.“This is in our interest,” he says.The deal also blocks Hamas military and fundraising activity in Turkey, he says.-13:15-Turkey deal of ‘strategic significance’ — Netanyahu-Netanyahu says the deal is important to Israeli security and economy and of strategic significance. He says that closer ties with Turkey will help provide stability in a tumultuous region.-13:12-Turkish PM announcing restoration of ties-Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announces the deal to restore ties with Israel from Rome, and says that Ankara will increase aid to the Gaza Strip. He says the deal is a lifeline to the Palestinians.Earlier, in a sign of the warming ties, Yildirim invited Israel’s envoy in Turkey to his iftar dinner, Daily Sabah reports.13:10-PM meets with Italian counterpart in Rome-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Rome on his state visit.Netanyahu’s office says in a statement that Renzi told Netanyahu that the deal with Turkey will be a source of stability for the region. The two agreed to continue bilateral ties between Jerusalem and Rome.-13:05-Former Labor leaders hail Turkey deal-While opposition leader Isaac Herzog criticizes the imminent deal with Turkey, his predecessors as Labor Party leader, current Zionist Union MKs Shelly Yachimovich and Amir Peretz, praise the accord, Army Radio reports.Yachimovich says that even though Netanyahu himself would have scorned the agreement had he been in the opposition, “it doesn’t change the fact that from the moment the deal is signed we need to bless it even if it’s hard to swallow.”12:53-Deputy army head: Tens of thousands of rockets aimed at north-Deputy IDF Chief of Staff Yair Golan says that in Israel’s next war — presumably with Hezbollah — there will be “around 100,000 missiles will be directed into Israeli territory, some of them into the Tel Aviv area.”He says that tens of thousands of rockets are aimed at northern Israel, and many heavier missiles are aimed at Israel’s densely populated center.“I look at the Tel Aviv area — how many rockets are going to explode in the Tel Aviv area in a month. Dozens. No more than that. We know how to deal with this.”-12:51-Netanyahu set to announce Israel-Turkey deal-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to announce the signing of a deal with Turkey to restore diplomatic ties after six years of fallout and months of bipartisan negotiations.
THE NORTH AMERICA UNION TRADE BLOC OF CANADA-USA AND MEXICO MEET IN CANADA THIS WEEK.
OTTAWA - Mexico's president is in Canada for three days of carefully choreographed North American leader summitry.Enrique Pena Nieto, who arrived in Canada late Sunday, is beginning his day in Quebec City before dining with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Toronto and then hitting the national capital on Tuesday for an official state visit.The Mexican president will then join Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama for Wednesday's North American Leaders' Summit in Ottawa, commonly known as the Three Amigos.Last year's trilateral summit was cancelled amid the Canada-U.S. dispute over the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and an ongoing Canada-Mexico fight over visa requirements.Keystone XL has since been formally rejected by the Obama administration, while Canada's visa requirement for visiting Mexicans remains an irritant that sources say won't likely be fully resolved this week.However Trudeau and Pena Nieto will be looking for a public display of Canada-Mexico co-operation — likely centring on climate action — as a counterpoint to the trade protectionism and anti-immigrant sentiment that has marked this year's U.S. presidential race.Experts say it will be in Obama's interest, as well, to broaden the North American relationship in hopes off cementing his environmental policy legacy and insulating the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA, from political mischief.Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has advocated tough new immigration policies, border defences and possible new trade barriers while the Democrat's Hillary Clinton is expressing reservations about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.Britain's shocking referendum vote Thursday to remove the country from the 28-member European Union has rocked international markets and destabilized Europe, providing a sharp international contrast to this week's expected North American love-in."We are looking to align ourselves, the three partners in NAFTA, as closely as possible to demonstrate that in North America we understand how creating growth that benefits our citizens and protecting the environment for future generations are not opposite goals but are very much complementary in the 21st century," Trudeau said at an Ottawa news conference last week before the Brexit vote.Trudeau's environment minister, Catherine McKenna, made it explicit on the weekend when she told CTV that the Three Amigos summit, set against the Brexit backdrop, sends "a great message to the world that we're working together."Trudeau and Obama have already established a warm personal relationship that appears to transcend the usual Canada-U.S. niceties, but the American president is entering the final half year of his administration and may be looking to lock in some of his policy gains, particularly on the environmental front.In March, during Trudeau's state visit to Washington, Canada and the United States agreed to cut methane emissions 40 to 45 per cent below 2012 levels by 2025.Methane is a highly potent greenhouse gas — about 84 times more potent over a 20-year timeframe than carbon dioxide, according to the Pembina Institute — and also among the cheapest ways to cut GHGs, since methane is a marketable byproduct of oil and gas production and storage.Getting Mexico into a common North American methane reduction agreement would help anchor March's bilateral deal and be good for the environment.According to McKenna, it may also be close to a done deal."I can't let the cat out of the bag, we're still working hard with the Mexicans and Americans, but I think there's a real opportunity to see some progress there," she told CTV.After Pena Nieto's departure on Wednesday afternoon, Obama will become the first U.S. president in 21 years to address the joint houses of Parliament with a speech in the House of Commons.— Follow @BCheadle on Twitter
SINS OF PEOPLE
20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
25 Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
2 TIMOTHY 3:1-5
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous (DANGEROUS) times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
1 TIMOTHY 1:9
9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
Duterte ready to clash with Catholic church on birth control-[The Canadian Press]-The Associated Press-June 27, 2016-YAHOONEWS
DAVAO, Philippines - The Philippine president-elect said Monday he would aggressively promote artificial birth control in the country even at the risk of getting in a fight with the dominant Catholic church, which staunchly opposes the use of contraceptives.Rodrigo Duterte, who is to be sworn to the presidency on Thursday, said having many children has driven families deeper into poverty, and he reiterated his recommendation for Filipinos to have three at most.Known for his profanity-laden speeches, Duterte jokingly threatened to have penises of defiant men chopped off and cited his family planning program as a longtime mayor in southern Davao city, where he has offered cash rewards to villagers who volunteer to undergo free vasectomy or ligation and to doctors who perform the procedures."I will reinstall the program of family planning. Three's enough," Duterte said in a speech after a flag-raising ceremony in front of the Davao city hall. "I've also been colliding with the church because it's no longer realistic."It was not clear if Duterte would replicate the reward system nationwide.Duterte praised former President Fidel Ramos, who backed his presidential candidacy, for courageously promoting contraceptives as the country's first Protestant leader starting in 1992.Duterte's predecessor, Benigno Aquino III, also figured in a high-profile spat with the Catholic church for signing a 2012 reproductive health law that allowed the government to finance the acquisition and distribution of contraceptives after overcoming a legal challenge by opponents.Many politicians have tried to avoid colliding with influential Catholic bishops in the Philippines in the past by taking a vague position or not aggressively advocating contraceptives use.Catholic leaders considered the law an attack on the church's core values. Aquino's government said it helped the poor manage their number of children in a country that has one of Asia's fastest-growing populations.Duterte has had an adversarial relation with the church. During the campaign, Duterte had a tiff with Catholic bishops after cursing Pope Francis due to a monstrous traffic jam during the papal visit in January last year.Last month, Duterte blasted the local Catholic church as "the most hypocritical institution" and accused some of its bishops of asking for favours from politicians.
Supreme Court strikes down restrictive Texas abortion law-[By Lawrence Hurley]-June 27, 2016-YAHOONEWS
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to abortion rights advocates, striking down a Texas law imposing strict regulations on abortion doctors and facilities that its critics contended were specifically designed to shut down clinics.The 5-3 ruling held that the Republican-backed 2013 law placed an undue burden on women exercising their constitutional right to end a pregnancy established in the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The normally nine-justice court was one member short after the Feb. 13 death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, who consistently opposed abortion in past rulings.Conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy joined liberal members of the court in ruling that both key provisions of the law violate a woman’s constitutional right to obtain an abortion.Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer, writing for the court, said that the appeals court that upheld the law was wrong in its approach, noting that courts are required to “consider the burdens a law imposes on abortion access together with the benefits that those laws confer.”Deferring to state legislatures over “questions of medical uncertainty is also inconsistent with this court’s case law,” Breyer added.Three conservative justices - Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Samuel Alito - dissented.By setting a nationwide legal precedent that the two provisions in the Texas law were unconstitutional, the ruling imperils laws already in place in other states.Texas had said its law, passed by a Republican-led legislature and signed by a Republican governor in 2013, was aimed at protecting women’s health. The abortion providers had said the regulations were medically unnecessary and intended to shut down clinics. Since the law was passed, the number of abortion clinics in Texas, the second-most-populous U.S. state with about 27 million people, has dropped from 41 to 19.Democratic President Barack Obama’s administration supported the challenge brought by the abortion providers.The Texas law required abortion doctors to have “admitting privileges,” a type of formal affiliation that can be hard to obtain, at a hospital within 30 miles (48 km) of the clinic so they can treat patients needing surgery or other critical care.The law also required clinic buildings to possess costly, hospital-grade facilities. These regulations covered numerous building features such as corridor width, the swinging motion of doors, floor tiles, parking spaces, elevator size, ventilation, electrical wiring, plumbing, floor tiling and even the angle that water flows from drinking fountains.-‘SUBSTANTIAL OBSTACLE’-“We conclude that neither of these provisions offers medical benefits sufficient to justify the burdens upon access that each imposes,” Breyer wrote in the ruling. “Each places a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking a pre-viability abortion, each constitutes an undue burden on abortion access, and each violates the federal Constitution.”Alito said in his dissenting opinion that the court should have upheld the law on a legal technicality. He criticized the majority, saying that in striking down the law, the court “simply disregards basic rules that apply in all other cases.”The last time the justices decided a major abortion case was nine years ago when they ruled 5-4 to uphold a federal law banning a late-term abortion procedure.Abortion rights supporters hailed the ruling.Amy Hagstrom Miller, founder and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health, which led the challenge to the Texas law, said, “Every day Whole Woman’s Health treats our patients with compassion, respect and dignity - and today the Supreme Court did the same. We’re thrilled that today justice was served and our clinics stay open.”Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Twitter called the ruling “a victory for women in Texas and across America.”-“This fight isn’t over: The next president has to protect women’s health. Women won’t be 'punished’ for exercising their basic rights,” she said, a dig at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who once suggested women who get illegal abortions should face “some sort of punishment.” The presidential election is Nov. 8.Abortion opponents denounced the ruling. “It’s exceedingly unfortunate that the court has taken the ability to protect women’s health out of the hands of Texas citizens and their duly-elected representatives,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, said in a statement.Republican Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick added that abortion clinics are now “free to ignore these basic safety standards and continue practicing under substandard conditions. By its ruling, the court held that the ability of abortion clinics to remain open – even under substandard conditions –outweighs the state’s ability to put women’s health and safety first.”Some U.S. states have pursued a variety of restrictions on abortion, including banning certain types of procedures, prohibiting it after a certain number of weeks of gestation, requiring parental permission for girls until a certain age, imposing waiting periods or mandatory counseling, and others.Americans remain closely divided over whether abortion should be legal. In a Reuters/Ipso online poll involving 6,769 U.S. adults conducted from June 3 to June 22, 47 percent of respondents said abortion generally should be legal and 42 percent said it generally should be illegal.Views on abortion in the United States have changed very little over the decades, according to historical polling data.(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Additional reporting by Adfam DeRose, Jon Herskovitz and David Ingram; Editing by Will Dunham)
WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)
EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)
Paris prosecutor opens manslaughter probe into crashed EgyptAir jet-[Reuters]-June 27, 2016-YAHOONEWS
PARIS/CAIRO (Reuters) - The Paris prosecutor's office on Monday opened a manslaughter investigation into the crash of EgyptAir flight MS804, as the doomed jet's black box memory chips were sent to France for repair.The Airbus went down in the eastern Mediterranean Sea en route from Paris to Cairo on May 19 and all 66 people on board were killed. The cause of the crash remains unknown."The Paris prosecutor has opened today a full investigation into involuntary homicide," the prosecutor's office told Reuters in a text message.The prosecutor said it was not looking into terrorism as a possible cause of the crash at this stage.Damaged memory chips from the black boxes were flown to France on Monday after Egyptian investigators had tried without success to repair them, an investigation committee statement said.The chips should allow investigators to begin transcribing and analyzing the recordings and data which may hold key insights into what caused the crash.A lab belonging to France's BEA air accident investigation agency will try to remove sea salt deposits from the chips before returning them to Cairo for analysis.The plane is believed to have crashed in the deepest part of the Mediterranean and the black boxes, recovered last week, were badly damaged.On Monday debris from the jet was brought to Cairo airport, where investigators will try to reassemble part of the plane's frame in search of additional clues that may help explain the crash, a source on the investigation committee said.(Reporting by Chine Labbe and Eric Knecht; editing by Andrew Roche)
IS claims killing of five citizen journalists in Syria-[AFP]-June 26, 2016-YAHOONEWS
Beirut (AFP) - The Islamic State group Sunday published a video showing the execution-style killing of five Syrian citizen journalists they kidnapped eight months ago in the east of the war-torn country.The victims seen in the footage -- which was posted on the blog of the group's Al-Bayan radio -- were all from the city of Deir Ezzor, 60 percent of which is controlled by IS.A Britain-based monitor that works with sources inside Syria to collect information on the five-year conflict said it recognised one of the victims as a citizen journalist it had worked with.The activists were kidnapped in Deir Ezzor in October and killed between November and December, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights."The video was only published now because IS -- who are losing ground in Syria -- want to send a message that they are still strong," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.The jihadist group has come under pressure in Syria, where a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance is pressing an offensive to retake its bastion of Manbij near the Turkish border.IS has previously claimed the killing of several citizen journalists working secretly in areas it controls in Syria -- including the group's stronghold of Raqa -- and accused them of being spies.It has also claimed to have killed activists in Turkey.Last October, the decapitated bodies of two activists originally from Raqa were found in the Turkish city of Sanliurfa, 55 kilometres (35 miles) from the Syrian border.In late December, Syrian anti-IS filmmaker Naji Jerf was killed in the Turkish city of Gaziantep.And in April, Syrian journalist Mohammed Zaher al-Shurqat died in hospital after he was shot in the head by IS jihadists in the same city.
Kremlin says Turkey apologized for shooting down Russian jet-[Reuters]-By Jack Stubbs and Dmitry Solovyov-June 27, 2016-YAHOONEWS
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has apologized to Russian leader Vladimir Putin over last year's shooting down of a Russian air force jet by Turkey's military, the Kremlin said on Monday, opening the way for Russia to lift economic sanctions.The Russian jet was shot down, with the loss of the pilot, in November while it took part in the Kremlin's military campaign in Syria. Ankara said it acted lawfully because the plane had crossed into Turkish air space; Moscow denied that happened."I want to once again express my sympathy and deep condolences to the family of the Russian pilot who died and I say: 'I'm sorry,'" the Kremlin, in a statement, cited Erdogan as saying in the letter.A spokesman for Erdogan, Ibrahim Kalin, confirmed the letter was sent to Putin, though he did not refer explicitly to an apology. He said that Erdogan, in the letter, had expressed regret and asked the family of the pilot to "excuse us."The Kremlin responded to the downing of the plane by slapping trade restrictions on Ankara -- including freezing work on a pipeline to ship Russian gas to Europe via Turkey, and advising Russian tourists to avoid Turkish resorts.Putin had said those measures would only be lifted if Erdogan personally issued an apology. There was no word from the Russian authorities on Monday on ending the sanctions.If the dispute is now on the way to being resolved, that could ease some of the diplomatic tensions around the Syria conflict. Moscow supports Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad while Ankara backs rebels who are trying to oust him.In its statement, the Kremlin said Putin had received a letter from Erdogan "in which the Turkish leader expressed his desire to resolve the situation connected to the downing of a Russian military aircraft"."The letter states, in particular, that Russia is a friend to Turkey and a strategic partner, with which the Turkish authorities would not wish to spoil relations," the Kremlin statement said.Turkey's efforts to mend damaged ties come as the Middle East is polarized by Syria's civil war, the rise of Islamic State threatens regional security, and as its relations with Europe and the United States are strained.-MORE FRIENDS-The Kremlin statement said Erdogan had expressed his readiness to do everything necessary to restore the traditionally friendly relations between Turkey and Russia, and also to jointly fight terrorism.After the Kremlin revealed the existence of Erdogan's letter, the Turkish lira firmed to 2.9330 against the U.S. dollar from 2.9430 beforehand. It later lost some of the gains to trade at 2.9385 at 1448 GMT.The Kremlin's announcement came hours after Turkey and Israel said they would normalize ties after a six-year rupture, a rare rapprochement in the divided Middle East.Days after taking office last month, Turkey's new Prime Minister Binali Yildirim - a close Erdogan ally - said Turkey needed to "increase its friends and decrease its enemies", in what appeared a tacit admission that his predecessor's policies had left the NATO member sidelined.Under former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Ankara was insistent on Assad's departure as the only way of stabilising Syria, setting it at odds with Moscow.Turkey's worst nightmare in Syria has meanwhile come true: Russian support has enabled Assad to remain in power, while Kurdish militia fighters have benefited from U.S. support as they battle Islamic State, bolstering their position in territory adjacent to the Turkish border.(Additional reporting by Nicholas Tattersall in ISTANBUL; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Philippa Fletcher)
Iraqi army closes in on Islamic State militants near Falluja-[Reuters]-By Thaier al-Sudani and Ahmed Rasheed-June 27, 2016-YAHOONEWS
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's army sought on Monday to eliminate Islamic State fighters holed up in farmland west of Falluja to keep them from launching a counterattack on the city, a day after the government declared victory over the militants there.Backed by air strikes from a U.S.-led coalition, Iraqi artillery bombarded targets as troops closed in on up to 150 insurgents in areas along the southern bank of the Euphrates river, an army officer participating in the operation said.The government's recapture of Falluja, an hour's drive west of the capital, was part of a broader offensive against Islamic State, which seized large swathes of Iraq's north and west in 2014 but is now being driven back by an array of forces.Falluja's recovery lent fresh momentum to the campaign to recapture Mosul, Iraq's second largest city and the biggest anywhere in the jihadists' self-proclaimed caliphate. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has pledged to retake Mosul this year.Colonel Ahmed al-Saidi, who participated in Monday's advance, said ground forces were moving cautiously to avoid triggering roadside bombs planted by Islamic State.The holed-up militants "have two options: either they surrender or they get killed. We want to prevent them catching their breath and attacking our forces with car bombs," he said.Saidi said radio intercepts suggested the militants were running out of ammunition and he expected them to fold shortly.The insurgents mounted limited resistance to Iraqi forces earlier this month inside Falluja before scattering after some commanders abandoned the fight, according to Iraqi officials.The military's swift advance surprised many who anticipated a protracted battle for Falluja, a bastion of Sunni Muslim insurgency where some of the fiercest fighting of the U.S. occupation of Iraq took place in 2004 against Islamic State's forerunner, al Qaeda.-ASSESSING THE DAMAGE-Control of Falluja is now shared between the army, elite counter-terrorism forces and federal police. Some fighters from Shi'ite Muslim militias, which have held several outlying areas for months, are also present inside Falluja proper.The army, along with local police, are expected to take full control in the coming days, a military source said.Central districts of Falluja, which in January 2014 became the first Iraqi city to fall to Islamic State, were mostly quiet on Monday as bomb-removal operations along roadways and in buildings began in earnest.Military sources said the city had been heavily mined by Islamic State but the extent of damage to infrastructure and property could not be assessed easily.Dozens of buildings across the city have been set on fire, something government forces blamed mostly on fleeing militants.At least one building, a converted prison in Nazal district, was torched after Islamic State was pushed out.In video published a week ago showing the cages where the militants had allegedly detained Iraqi security officials, the building appeared fully intact. When a Reuters team visited the same site on Monday, soot covered the floor and most rooms were stained black from smoke.A spokesman for Iraq's federal police acknowledged the arson, but said his forces no longer controlled the area. He suggested the destruction was carried out by residents angry about their missing relatives, though most civilians had fled the city by the time the prison was discovered.Some officials estimate that as little as 10 percent of Falluja had been destroyed, comparing that favourably with Ramadi and Sinjar, cities recaptured from Islamic State last year but widely devastated in the process.A spokesman for the governor of Anbar province, where Falluja is located, said the worst damage had occurred in the southern industrial district where Islamic State had assembled car bombs used in attacks in Baghdad.More than 85,000 residents displaced by the fighting in the past month are waiting in government-run camps to return home; at least twice as many people fled Falluja during IS rule.The World Food Programme on Monday expressed alarm at "the extremely dire conditions" of civilians who have overwhelmed the capacity of aid groups.(Additional reporting and writing by Stephen Kalin; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)
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Flood-weary West Virginia braces for more rain as relief efforts underway-[Christian Science Monitor]-Ben Rosen-June 27, 2016-YAHOONEWS
Just as West Virginia starts to recover from the worst flooding there in more than a century, more heavy rain is in the forecast.More than 20 counties were under flood watch Monday, including the three most devastated by rain – Kanawha, Nicholas, and Greenbrier counties. In Greenbrier, at least 17 people have died, and floodwaters have not receded. The amount of rainfall is not expected to near the total Thursday. But enough rain could cause additional flash flooding in areas already impacted by the historic floods, according to The Weather Channel.Though the torrential rains will likely slow any recovery, a framework is in place to assist West Virginians regain their normal lives, as President Obama designated a federal disaster area there on Saturday, ordering federal aid to residents of Kanawha, Greenbrier, and Nicholas counties that could include grants for temporary housing and repairs. But residents also emphasize the importance of being there for each other.Take TJ Parker, of Rainelle, W.Va. Mr. Parker rescued an elderly man who called for help, as Parker and his dog, Titan, swam four blocks to safety. Parker says he was forced to hold his breath underwater to support the elderly man.“I realize that sounds crazy, but you have to do what you have to do at that time,” Parker told the Associated Press.Up to 10 inches of rain brought on flooding Thursday, with parts of the state receiving 1 to 3 inches in hours. West Virginia received one-quarter of its annual rainfall in one day, and numerous rivers surged to dangerous levels, including Elk River, whose levels broke a record at one stage that had stood since 1888.The rains across the mountainous state sent torrents of water from rivers and streams through homes and whole towns, with some completely surrounded by water. Hundreds of homes and buildings across the state have been lost or destroyed.Since Thursday, 25 people have died, the highest in any state from flooding this year.Hundreds of people have been rescued, said Tim Rock, spokesman for the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.Although Monday’s rains will likely inflict more damage, the disaster is already drawing comparisons to the flooding there in November 1985, the state’s most expensive natural disaster. It caused $570 million in damage, with more than 3,500 homes, 180 businesses, and 43 bridges destroyed. Twenty-nine counties were declared federal disaster areas."This is the worst I've ever seen," Fayette County Sheriff's Sgt. Bill Mooney, who served in the National Guard during massive floods in 2000-01, told the Associated Press. "Nobody expected 7 inches of (rain) in three hours."Mr. Obama's declaration of the federal disaster is expected to provide some relief. Residents in the three worst hit counties can receive aid for temporary housing and home repairs, receive low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and qualify for other assistance for individuals and business owners. Federal money is also available for state and local governments is also available on a cost-sharing basis.This report contains material from the Associated Press.