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Do YOU live near a volcano that could blow?


Here are the 10 most dangerous volcanic mountains in the U.S.

1. Kilauea, Hawaii

2. Mount St. Helens, Washington

3. Mount Rainier, Washington

4. Mount Hood, Oregon

5. Mount Shasta, California

6. South Sister, Oregon

7. Lassen Volcanic Center, California

8. Mauna Loa, Hawaii

9. Redoubt, Alaska

10. Crater Lake, Oregon

Source : U.S. Geological Survey

As Hawaii residents deal with the devastating effects of the eruption of the Kilauea volcano, a US Geological Service map has revealed the other US hotspots where residents are at risk of volcanic activity.

The United States Geological Survey counts 169 potentially active volcanoes in the country, with about 50 of them in six states are rated high priority or highest priority for monitoring.  

Alaska tops the at risk areas, with at least 50 volcanoes that have been active since 1760, attracting substantial attention from volcano watchers and researchers. 

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Lava is blurred as it erupts from a Kilauea volcano fissure, above treetops, on Hawaii's Big Island on May 17, 2018 in Kapoho, Hawaii. The United States Geological Survey counts 169 potentially active volcanoes in the country, with about 50 of them in six states are rated high priority or highest priority for monitoring.

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Roseanne tweeted that Soros took property from Jews, which he admitted in 1998

Soros’ spokesman claimed the comments were “insulting” and “an affront to Mr. Soros and his family.”

“[Mr. Soros] did not collaborate with Nazis. He did not help round up people. He did not confiscate anybody’s property,” the spokesman claimed in a statement. “Such allegations are insulting to the victims of the Holocaust, to all Jewish people, and to anyone who honors the truth.”

However, in a December 20, 1998 broadcast of 60 Minutes, Soros detailed his experience while in Nazi-occupied Hungary in which he admitted he worked with his “protector” who confiscated property from Jews.

Here’s the MUST SEE video: George Soros admits he took property from Jews:

60 Minutes: You’re a Hungarian Jew…

Soros: Mm-hmm.

60 Minutes: Who escaped the Holocaust…

Soros: Mm-hmm.

60 Minutes: By — by posing as a Christian.

Soros: Right.

60 Minutes: And you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camps.

Soros: Right. I was 14 years old. And I would say that that’s when my character was made.

60 Minutes: In what way?

Soros: That one should think ahead. One should understand and — and anticipate events and when — when one is threatened. It was a tremendous threat of evil. I mean, it was a — a very personal experience of evil.

60 Minutes: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.




By Michael H. Exton


The Church Lady (Dana Carvey) "Saturday Night Live" exposing Satan

Have you ever asked yourself the following question: If Jesus was NOT crucified on a Friday (which is indeed the case), then WHY has Satan deceived the world into believing in a Friday crucifixion/Sunday resurrection anyway? I mean, what does he have to gain in propagating this false teaching? And of course, it is certainly the Devil who is behind such delusions. For it is he who is called the “father of lies” (John 8:44), and it is he “who deceives the whole world” (Revelation 12:9).

So, what does Satan hope to gain in popularizing this false tradition of believing that Jesus was crucified on a Friday anyway? 

Well, for one thing, by getting people to accept this false teaching he has gotten people to DENY that Jesus is truly the Messiah! For it was Christ Himself who said that the ONLY sign that He would give that would PROVE that He was the Messiah was that He would be THREE days & THREE nights (and NOT 2 days and 2 nights) in the heart of the earth (i.e. grave, tomb, ground). 

So, to deny that Christ was 3 days and 3 nights in the tomb is to deny that Jesus is truly the Messiah (since Jesus said that the ONLY sign that He would give to PROVE that He was our Savior was that He would be dead 3 days & 3 nights)! 

Matthew 12:38–40 (NKJV) — “…Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.” But He answered and said to them, “…NO SIGN WILL BE GIVEN TO IT EXCEPT THE SIGN OF THE PROPHET JONAH. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, SO WILL THE SON OF MAN [i.e. Jesus Christ] BE 3 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS IN THE HEART OF THE EARTH [or grave, or tomb, or ground].” 

And of course, IF Christ was killed on a Friday & then resurrected back to life at sunrise Sunday morning, then that would only be 2 days (the daylight portion of Friday & the daylight portion of Saturday) and only 2 nights (Friday night & Saturday night). But 1 day and 1 night is missing! 

So, Jesus is either an imposter (because He didn’t fulfill the ONLY SIGN that He said would PROVE His Messiahship) or He was NOT crucified on a Friday! 

So, what is the answer? He was NOT crucified on a Friday & He is indeed our Savior! And there are MANY Scriptures that prove this (that Jesus was not killed on a Friday!).

But I think that there just might be a 2nd reason (and a very big reason at that!) why the Devil has deceived the world into believing in a Friday crucifixion/Sunday resurrection. 

If you study the book of Revelation you will notice that in the very end-time a Satan-inspired individual will arise on the world scene. In the book of Revelation this counterfeit Messiah is called the “Beast” (though in 1 John 2:18 he is referred to as “the Antichrist”). This cunning individual will someday be wounded so badly that he will either DIE (which I believe will be the case) or he will come very close to death (see Revelation 13:3, 13:12, 13:14; 17:8—especially the NLT). But, he will make such an absolutely miraculous recovery that the whole world will marvel and be utterly amazed! 

But, what does the Beast (i.e. the Antichrist) have to do with Satan deceiving so many Christians into believing in a Friday crucifixion/Sunday resurrection? Perhaps EVERYTHING! Because if the Beast is indeed killed (and not just severely wounded), perhaps he will be killed on a Friday and then resurrected back to life on a Sunday! That could be why Satan has the Christian world fooled into accepting the false teaching of a Friday death & Sunday resurrection—so that they will think that the Beast (i.e. the Antichrist) is Jesus Christ! 

Perhaps that is why Christ specifically & adamantly stated that the ONLY sign He would give (that would PROVE that He was the Messiah) would be that He would be dead 3 days & 3 nights (NOT 2 days & 2 nights)! He must have realized that in the end-time the Antichrist would also be killed and brought back to life (but that the fake messiah would only be dead for 2 days & 2 nights)!

Revelation 13:14 (NLT) — “And with all the miracles he [the false religious leader] was allowed to perform on behalf of the first beast [i.e. the Antichrist], he deceived all the people who belong to this world. He ordered the people to make a great statue of the first beast [i.e. the Antichrist], WHO WAS FATALLY WOUNDED AND THEN CAME BACK TO LIFE.” 

Revelation 17:8 (NLT) — “…And the people...will be amazed at the REAPPEARANCE OF THIS BEAST [i.e. the Antichrist] WHO HAD DIED.” 

So maybe, just maybe, the Beast (who is also called the Antichrist) will be killed on a Friday and then resurrected back to life on a Sunday! And not only that—but perhaps he will even be killed on “Good Friday” and brought back to life on Easter Sunday! 




Copyright 2018 Michael H. Exton

The Miracle of Pentecost

Tomorrow is Pentecost, one of three of the required special Sabbaths in the Bible... Each of these three festivals are a week long!  God actually intended his people to have 52 Sabbath's off a year, 3 weeks of vacation, plus a few others!   NICE BOSS!


"Astounding!" "Dumbfounding!" "What is the meaning of this?" "What is happening?" These were the startled expressions coming from the mouths of a crowd of several thousand on the Day of Pentecost nearly two thousand years ago. Those who uttered these words of astonishment were mostly Jews and proselytes, with a sprinkling of Romans and other gentiles among them, who were gathered in Jerusalem for the Feast of Weeks, or the fiftieth day following the offering of the wave sheaf. All knew it was the "Feast of the Firstfruits," and that it was celebrated "on the morrow after the seventh Sabbath" following the wave sheaf ceremony. But none had the slightest inkling of what was to happen on this momentous day. They were shocked, startled, puzzled! Then, by the thousands, they tearfully crowded around Christ's apostles, asking to be baptized! They repented in droves at the inspired preaching of the apostles, who wore flickering, brilliant crowns of flame! Read, in your own Bible, of the miracles that took place on the first Pentecost after Christ's resurrection––of the miracle of Pentecost!

by Garner Ted Armstrong  [printer-friendly]     [pdf format]

  image from     A swarthy trader from Egypt, who was half Jewish, began speaking in a sardonic whisper to the Arabian standing next to him. "They have got to be drunk with new wine!" he said.
      The Arabian watched as the trader made a circling motion around his head with his index finger and rolled his eyes derisively. He didn't understand a word the Egyptian–Jew had said, but he got the message.
      A Phrygian camel driver laughed, gestured toward the disciples who were in full view, and said, "I'd like to know how they do it--I mean, how is it that they manage to have all those flames flickering around their heads, and not a hair singed?"
      Neither of the other men understood the Phrygian, until a Levite from Media, who was skilled in all three languages, translated for each of them.
      "They can't be drunk, seeing it's only about 9:00 in the morning, and there isn't a wineshop open in the city--but tell me this, how is it that each of you are understanding what these men have been saying, when they are speaking in my language?"
      The Egyptian looked startled, and the Arabian's mouth dropped open. The Phrygian camel driver laughed, "Oh, no. Impossible! They, every one of them, have been speaking in my tongue--which is surprising, for not many in Jerusalem know the dialect of Phrygia!"
      The word had spread like wildfire throughout the city: "A miracle! A miracle! Some of the followers of that man Jesus, who claimed to be the Messiah, are standing there with their hair on fire, and speaking in about sixteen different languages and all of us are hearing them in our own dialect!"
      When the excited babble of voices came to Peter, after most of the other disciples had addressed the crowd, Peter stood up, gestured for silence. His hair was blazing; flickering tongues of flame were leaping over his head like a golden corona; yet, there was no damage to his head or hair!
      "Men of Judaea, and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let this be understood! Listen to my words! These men are not drunken, like you think they are, seeing it is only the third hour of the day.
      "But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 'And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.'"
      The Phrygian nudged the Arabian, who looked at the Median Levite. "Did you understand that?" The Phrygian asked no one in particular. The linguist from Media rapidly asked each the same question, and all nodded vigorously, their eyes wide with wonderment.
      "Something is going on here--something I can't explain!" the Levite said to them. "We'd better listen!"
      Can any of us truly imagine what it must have been like for the large crowd of people from all over the Mediterranean world to have been assembled in Jerusalem on that momentous day? Can we picture, for even a moment, the astonishing sight, the astounding words that were spoken, or the excitement and wonderment that swept over the audience?
      One of the most stupendous miracles of all time was taking place before their astonished eyes, and filling their ears. It was the miracle of Pentecost, when God's Holy Spirit was first made available to the human race; when the "other Comforter" Jesus Christ promised (John 14:26) was sent to mankind.

Why Did It Happen On Pentecost?   Read the rest here

Public support for vaccines has dropped 10% since 2008

Support for vaccinations among Americans has fallen 10 percent in the last 10 years, a new survey has found.  Most Americans, especially children, get recommended vaccines, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but the number who are confident in their importance has decreased.

About 70 percent said common vaccines, such as for polio and measles, are 'very important', found the poll from Research America and the American Society for Microbiology.   This is down from 80 percent who gave the same answer in November 2008.  Additionally, only 71 percent of participants said it was 'very important' to have their children vaccinated, a drop from 82 percent in 2008.

Mounting distrust has led some parents to not immunize their children, in turn leading to  outbreaks of diseases not seen in years, such as measles, whooping cough and mumps


When those surveyed were asked how confident they were in the current system for evaluating the safety of vaccines and recommendations for when they should be given, 45 percent said they were 'somewhat confident' and 32 percent said 'very confident'.  While the number of those 'very confident' remained the same from 2008, it fell for those 'somewhat confident', which had stood at 53 percent.

Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research America, said she doesn't see the results as evidence that people opposing vaccines but rather that they have doubts and questions about them.  According to the CDC, more than 90 percent of children under age three have been vaccinated for polio, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Hepatitis B and chicken pox.

And more than 80 percent have received Haemophilus influenzae, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and pneumococcal infection vaccines.  However, mounting distrust has led some parents to not immunize their children, in turn leading to outbreaks of diseases not seen in years, such as measles, whooping cough and mumps.

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Who killed Bobby Kennedy? His son RFK Jr. doesn't believe it was Sirhan Sirhan.

1LOS ANGELES - Just before Christmas, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. pulled up to the massive Richard J. Donovan Correctional Center, a California state prison complex in the desert outside San Diego that holds nearly 4,000 inmates. Kennedy was there to visit Sirhan B. Sirhan, the man convicted of killing his father, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, nearly 50 years ago.

While his wife, actress Cheryl Hines, waited in the car, Robert Kennedy Jr. met with Sirhan for three hours, he revealed to The Washington Post last week. It was the culmination of months of research by Kennedy into the assassination, including speaking with witnesses and reading the autopsy and police reports.

There's plenty of damning evidence against Sirhan. He confessed to the killing at trial, though he claims this was done on his attorney's instruction. He took hours of target practice with his pistol earlier in the day, and he took the gun into the Ambassador that night. He had been seen at a Kennedy speech at the Ambassador two days earlier. He had a newspaper clipping critical of Kennedy in his pocket and had written "RFK must die" in notebooks at home, though he said he didn't remember doing that. And he waited in the pantry for about 30 minutes, according to witnesses who said he asked if Kennedy would be coming through there.

But questions about the case arose almost immediately in Los Angeles, resulting in hearings and reinvestigations as early as 1971 by the district attorney, the police chief, the county board of supervisors and the county superior court. Many of them focused on the ballistics of the case, starting with Noguchi's finding that Kennedy had been shot from behind, which Sirhan's lawyer didn't raise in his defense.

In addition, lead crime scene investigator DeWayne Wolfer testified at trial that a bullet taken from Kennedy's body and bullets from two of the wounded victims all matched Sirhan's gun.

But other experts who examined the three bullets said they had markings from different guns and different bullet manufacturers. An internal police document concluded that "Kennedy and Weisel bullets not fired from same gun," (Weisel was the wounded ABC news producer) and "Kennedy bullet not fired from Sirhan's revolver."    Read the entire article here

Vacation night in a Jet? Unique places to stay on your next vacation...

Get your holiday off to a flying start at these aviation-themed hotels

If you're looking to get your holiday off to a flying start, then these aviation-themed hotels might propel things in the right direction. MailOnline Travel has scoured the world to find guesthouses that have seemingly fallen from the sky, with a 1965 Boeing 727 aircraft peeping out of the Costa Rican jungle (left) and a helicopter parked up in the English countryside (bottom right) landing on the list. In Sweden, 450 seats were ripped out of a 1976 jumbo jet (top right) to create a quirky hostel with a suite in the cockpit, while in New Zealand, a converted Bristol Freighter plane now accommodates holidaymakers.

The Resurrection of the Dead: What Does the Bible Really Teach?

Many people have at least a vague notion that the Bible teaches about a resurrection. But what is the resurrection all about? And how does it fit into God's overall plan for salvation?

The Resurrection of the Dead: What Does the Bible Really Teach?

While defending his teaching as a prisoner bound for Rome, the apostle Paul asked King Herod Agrippa II, "Why should it be thought incredible by you that God raises the dead?" (Acts 26:8).

We could well ask the same question of the intelligentsia in our modern, secular age. Disbelief in the Bible is rife among our intellectual and media establishment. Few either know or understand what God's plan is for humanity and how the resurrection fits into His overall purpose.

When talking to Agrippa, it's clear from the context that Paul had the resurrection of Jesus Christ foremost in mind. Especially during the Church's early period, preaching Christ's resurrection was a crucial part of the apostles' message. One of the reasons another apostle had to be chosen to replace Judas Iscariot was that "one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection" (Acts 1:22, emphasis added throughout). Notice that "with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus" (Acts 4:33).

Having personally seen and talked with the resurrected Christ (1 Corinthians 9:1; 15:8; Acts 22:6-10 ), Paul carried on, enthusiastically confirming the fact of Jesus' resurrection. He further told Agrippa, "To this day I stand, witnessing both to small and great . . . that the Christ [the Messiah] would suffer, that He would be the first to rise from the dead" (Acts 26:22-23 ).

Note that the unmistakable implication from this passage is that others would follow.

The resurrection of God's firstfruits  MORE>>>>>>>>

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Dwight McCann, Charlie Daniels in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Country music superstar Charlie Daniels is comparing today’s political power structure in Washington to the Pharisees of biblical times.  

But he’s warning their agenda – right now to attack President Trump because he’s an outsider and is disrupting their plans – won’t stop there.

In fact, he’s warning that average “rank-and-file” Americans soon will be facing “dangerous precedents” because of the establishment war against the president.

He posts his opinions on the Soap Box page of his band’s website.

In a new commentary he said American needs to think of the “establishment politicians” as Pharisees, who, “regardless of what party is in power – and they are nearly interchangeable, by the way – have had their way in this country for a century or more.”

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Where was God when A shooter showed up at School and started shooting? You probably won't like the answer!

By Bob Barney

Oh God!I have run the Garner Ted Article article (below) before, and do so after many tragedies. Many often wonder how these things could happen in a modern world. People ask, “how could a loving God allow such tragedies?” People blame God, guns, conservatives, the media, and everybody else – other than themselves. Where is God when tragedies like these occur? Where is God when a million abortions a year are slaughtering the innocence in the womb? The Plain Truth is that God is where THEY (YES 'THEY' – as GOD is the English word that means Jesus and the Father) have been for most of the last 6,000 years. God is in heaven, allowing us to run our own lives, follow our own ways, worship our own false gods and follow pagan holidays that God has nothing to do with. Most people do not want God in their lives. It's a hard simple fact. Most do not want to follow the Law of God, when it does not suit their needs. We want to be free to do what we want to do, since the time we first walked up until the time we draw our last breath of life. We want a God of convenience, and not a God who orders us to obey physical and spiritual laws. We want to follow Christmas, not because it is found in the Bible, but because it makes US feel good. We really don't care what God thinks about the holiday – we really don't care, because if we did, very little research would make us draw a conclusion on our lives, that we do not want to face.

We are in a worship the homosexual mode in the world today. Somehow this massacre in Orlando seems to be more tragic because it happened in the queer community. I guess queer lives matter more than Christian lives, slaughtered every day by ISIS and nobody cares at all!  But homosexuality is a sin against God, and there is punishment for breaking God's LAWS. We are not to worship sinful behavior and make excuses. Because we are doing this, more tragedies will occur!  God is alive. God is real and punishment is coming!

We are also in a form a denial. We deny God and God's way. We deny that such tragedies will actually happen to us. Jesus was asked this question 2,000 years ago. It is in Luke chapter 13! 1-5 “Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.  Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way?  I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem?  I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

Repent of what? SIN! And what is the Bible definition of sin? There is one place in all of your Bible that says “Sin is” - and it is found in 1 John 3:4: Whosoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. Did you read that? SIN IS BREAKING GOD'S LAW! Then the next question, “what law?” The TEN COMMANDMENTS! (John 14:15), one of which is the Sabbath Command. However, for most of the Christian world, “loving Jesus, and believing ON Jesus,” is all we really have to do.... Yet Jesus said, “Why do you call me LORD LORD and not do the things I say to do!” You find here:

Matthew 7 13-28: (NIV version)

The Narrow and Wide Gates

 Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

True and False Prophets

15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.  By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.  A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.  Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.  Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

True and False Disciples

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’  Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

The Wise and Foolish Builders

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.  But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. (like all of those today who love to build their houses on the sand like in Florida, The Outer banks and New York and New Jersey)  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

It's not hard figuring out why God allows tragedies. The majority refuse to obey God, and therefore all of us suffer because of this fact. We want “democracy” and God has allowed us to get what we ask for. Until God returns and establishes THEIR Kingdom, we will continue to experience that fate of those who are in rebellion against God.


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School Shootings: Mental Health Watchdog Says Psychotropic Drug Use by School Shooters Merits Federal Investigation

Guns are not the reason why school shootings are happening. The dirty secret is LEGALLY PRESCRIBED halaucinagenic drugs are!

Group Warns Against Increasing Mental Health Funding in Response to Parkland Florida Shooting

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“As a forensic psychologist, I have tested/evaluated 30 teenage and young adult murderers, and almost all of them had been in some kind of ‘treatment,’ usually short term and psychoactive drug-oriented, before they killed.”— David Kirschner, Ph.D., New York psychologist

By CCHR International
The Mental Health Watchdog
February 20, 2018

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog that has investigated school and other mass shootings since the Columbine High School Shooting in 1999, warns about pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into more mental health services in response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Valentine’s Day. While the nation is reeling from this senseless tragedy, CCHR cautions against acting on mental health experts’ advice to increase mental health funding or to enact stronger involuntary commitment laws as violence prevention measures. The group says an investigation into the shooting must include what psychotropic drugs the alleged shooter, Nikolas Cruz, has been prescribed and the fact that he had apparently undergone “behavioral health” treatment which did nothing to prevent the murderous outcome. A 2016 Florida Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) report indicated that he was regularly taking “medication” for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).[1]

CCHR International’s investigation into school violence reveals that at least 36 school shootings and/or school-related acts of violence have been committed by those taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs resulting in 172 wounded and 80 killed (in other school shootings, information about their drug use was never made public—neither confirming or refuting if they were under the influence of prescribed drugs or undergone other behavioral therapy.)[2] At least 27 international drug regulatory agency warnings have been issued on psychiatric drugs being linked to mania, violence, hostility, aggression, psychosis, and homicidal ideation (thoughts or fantasies of homicide that can be planned).

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REVEALED: Why the doomed El Faro cargo ship sailed right into a hurricane before sinking

Pictured: The recovered wreck of El Faro after it was swallowed by a hurricane in October 2015, killing all 33 people on board 

The author of a new book about the sinking of the El Faro has offered insights into why the ship sank and what could have saved the 33 crew members who died at sea.

Journalist Rachel Slade, the author of Into The Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm And The Sinking Of El Faro, says that both 'hubris' and the 40-year-old ship's age were key factors.

The 790-foot cargo ship sank in the Bahamas on October 1, 2015 in the midst of Hurricane Joaquin while on a cargo run from Florida to Puerto Rico.

'We don’t have 40-year-old cars anymore on the road. They’re considered antiques,' Slade said of the El Faro's age in an interview with Maine Public. 'You can no longer order parts for that ship. The guys were actually using scrapped pieces from scrapped ships to fix the engine, to fix parts. This was a desperate situation.'

Fox New Has installed Muslim prayer rugs, meditation room, sex-harassment training

image from www.wnd.comWhile Fox News programming may not show it, staffers are reportedly on edge over changes taking place behind the scenes.

Staffers are now required to attend mandatory sexual-harassment training, the report says.

The employee intranet includes a section on gender-transition policies and guidelines.

There’s also a new workforce-diversity council, according to the report.

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Memphis Belle is saved from the scrapheap:

A legendary Second World War bomber is set to go on display for the first time after being restored at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Ohio.    

The B-17 'Flying Fortress' known as Memphis Belle was introduced as the anchor of an extensive exhibit in the Dayton-area museum's war gallery.  The Memphis Belle has spent the last dozen years or so undergoing a piece-by-piece rehabilitation, from the clear plastic nose cone down to the twin .50-caliber machine guns mounted in the tail.

The plane, known for its risque nose paintings featuring a pin-up girl, was celebrated for being the first bomber to survive 25 missions over occupied Europe and return to the US in 1943.

It was the subject of a 1944 documentary directed by William Wyler, wherein its final mission over northern Germany was charted.  The Memphis Belle also inspired the 1990 Hollywood feature film by the same name, starring Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz and Harry Connick Jr.  It became symbolic of the US air effort as Americans aided the British in pummeling German territory from above in mass bombing raids. 

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Visitors gather for a private viewing of the Memphis Belle, a Boeing B-17 'Flying Fortress,' at the National Museum of the US Air Force on Wednesday. The Memphis Belle has spent the last dozen years or so undergoing a piece-by-piece rehabilitation, from the clear plastic nose cone down to the twin .50-caliber machine guns mounted in the tail
Visitors gather for a private viewing of the Memphis Belle, a Boeing B-17 'Flying Fortress,' at the National Museum of the US Air Force on Wednesday. The Memphis Belle has spent the last dozen years or so undergoing a piece-by-piece rehabilitation, from the clear plastic nose cone down to the twin .50-caliber machine guns mounted in the tail

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Drug-resistant fungi are a 'serious and immediate' threat to human health

Fungal infections could become resistant to medication and cause an epidemic in humans, crops and animals, experts warn.

Like the increasing number of bacteria that are becoming antibiotic resistant, fungi  could also one day be incurable.

Researchers led by Imperial College London and the University of Exeter caution that overusing anti-fungal treatments in farming and medicine could be making them less effective.

Resistant fungal infections could cause widespread crop failures and be deadly for people with conditions such as a weakened immune system from having cancer.

One researcher says the threat is 'under-appreciated' and 'immediate'.

Fungi destroy a fifth of global crop yields each year, and cause diseases which kill more people than breast cancer or malaria, scientists say

Regular use of the type of antifungal used to treat thrush, athlete's foot, ringworm and fungal nail infections is partly to blame, the scientists say.   The drugs – which were discovered in the 1950s and are called azoles – also account for about a quarter of fungicides used in agriculture.  It is thought they kill off weaker strains of fungal infection but stronger strains survive the treatment and continue to spread.    The scientists' research says fungi are responsible for a range of infections in humans, animals and plants.  These include blights which can wipe out food crops, yeast infections which can lead to blood poisoning in humans and livestock.  

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Christianity 'End times fatigue': evangelicals find biblical case for Israel less compelling

Forward By Bob Barney:   The problem with all of these religious "experts" is that they are false prophets. Jesus warned against these con artist, disguised as ministers of the gospel.  They actually are preaching a false gospel, to deceive and confuse. Don't be fooled by these demon inspired teachers.  God clearly tells us that we can not know the time that Christ will return.  He gave us signs, many of which are being fulfilled now, but the end is NOT YET, it may not even be near!  America, is lost Israel, whenever you see a prophecy about Israel in the Bible, it NEVER means the tiny Jewish nation that falsely calls themselves Israel...    The USA, Canada, UK, France, Denmark, Scandinavia, and The Netherlands (Holland) are the nations of "lost" Israel.   The modern Jewish state today in the Bible is JUDAH!   Read Your Bible, don't listen to demons!

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For many on the Christian right, the state of Israel has been seen as a key to fulfilling prophesy. A new generation has other ideas

Bruce McCluggage enjoys a coffee at the Wild Goose, in Colorado Springs.
 Bruce McCluggage enjoys a coffee at the Wild Goose, in Colorado Springs. Photograph: Josiah Hesse

This week, the Trump administration completed its move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

At the opening ceremony, two of the American speakers were evangelical superstars: Pastor Robert Jeffress, the author of several doomsday booksabout Israel, and John Hagee, who interpreted recent lunar eclipses as evidence that the end times were nigh. The Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro, meanwhile, declared that Trump had “fulfilled biblical prophecy”.

The ceremony coincided with massive protests, in which 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces.

Thousands of miles away, in her home outside Colorado Springs, Kimberly Troup sat in a cluttered basement office. She is an evangelical Christian who takes to heart the Bible verse in which God speaks of the Jewish nation: “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse.”   MORE

All of Chile's 34 bishops RESIGN over a sex abuse

All 34 Chilean bishops who attended a crisis meeting this week with Pope Francis about the cover-up of sexual abuse in their country have offered to resign, it has emerged.

The bishops also apologised to Chile, the victims of abuse and the pope for the scandal as they released an extraordinary joint statement. 

It was not immediately clear if the pope, who slammed had accepted their resignation.

Pope Francis on Thursday ended his emergency summit with Chile's bishops by thanking them for their 'full willingness' to do whatever it takes to recover from a sex abuse and cover-up scandal that has discredited the church

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U.S. Has Spent $2.8 Trillion on Terrorism Fight, Study Finds

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WASHINGTON—The U.S. has spent as much as $2.8 trillion on the fight against terrorism since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to a study published Wednesday.

The report from the Washington-based Stimson Center think tank said the figure included spending on the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, in addition to homeland-security efforts and overseas programs. Spending on counterterrorism reached a peak of $260 billion in 2008, accounting for more than a fifth of the government’s discretionary budget.


The report said the U.S. lacked a system for accounting for spending on counterterrorism and that loopholes have increasingly allowed billions to be spent on items that shouldn’t qualify for emergency funding.

“The Stimson study group found a variety of weaknesses in definitions, tracking, and consistencies that limit accuracy and contribute to a lack of transparency regarding the current data,” the report said. “These weaknesses make it difficult to evaluate whether CT spending has been effective.”

The study notes that the White House Office of Management and Budget’s annual homeland-security report, which tracked spending in different areas of government, has been discontinued this year.

“We’re moving in the wrong direction,” said Mike McCord, one of the authors of the Stimson Center report. Mr. McCord previously served as chief financial officer at the Defense Department.


Dershowitz: Many in Media Are 'Complicit' in Deaths of Gazans

1There are many in the media who are complicit in the deaths of Gazan women and children for reporting solely on the death count over the "dead baby strategy" employed by Hamas, Alan Dershowitz wrote in a column for the Washington Examiner.

In the end, Hamas terrorists use women and children as human shields in the hopes that they are killed by Israeli soldiers, Dershowitz writes. With lemmings in the U.S. media who report numbers over tactics of terrorists, Hamas wins.

"The goal of Hamas is to have Israel kill as many Gazans as possible so that the headlines always begin, and often end, with the body count. Hamas deliberately sends women and children to the front line, while their own fighters hide behind these human shields," Dershowitz writes.

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Russia’s Nuclear Underwater Drone Is Real — Could Set Off Tidal Waves to Wipe Out Coastal Cities

image from www.thegatewaypundit.comA draft of the Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review confirms the existence of an underwater nuclear drone made and operated by Russia, a capability the U.S. Defense Department had not previously publicly acknowledged.

“In addition to modernizing ‘legacy’ Soviet nuclear systems, Russia is developing and deploying new nuclear warheads and launchers,” stated an unclassified draft of the nuclear posture review first published by the Huffington Post.

“These efforts include multiple upgrades for every leg of the Russian nuclear triad of strategic bombers, sea-based missiles and land-based missiles. Russia is also developing at least two new intercontinental range systems, a hypersonic glide vehicle and a new intercontinental, nuclear-armed undersea autonomous torpedo.”

A chart laying out Russian nuclear delivery vehicles developed over the past decade spells out the capability yet again, including a small illustration for an “AUV,” or autonomous underwater vehicle, called Status-6.

The black and white graphic posted by the Huffington Post makes it difficult to see whether the capability has been deployed. However, the Russian undersea drone — which is nicknamed “Kanyon” by the Pentagon and goes by the full name Ocean Multipurpose System Status-6 — has been tested at least once.   MORE

China ‘ready to build bigger warships’ as first home-grown carrier starts sea trial

The new warship was a collaboration between civilian contractors and researchers and the defence industry, Hu Wenming, chairman of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, told state television on Sunday. He said more than 70 per cent of the companies involved in the warship project were from civilian sectors.

The new aircraft carrier left the shipyard in northeastern Dalian at 6.45am, Xinhua reported, sailing out of the port half an hour later in heavy fog to put its home-grown power and propulsion systems to the test at sea for the first time.

Launched in April last year, the 65,000-tonne Type 001A has yet to be named and is an upgrade to the Liaoning, China’s only operational aircraft carrier – a retrofitted Soviet-era Admiral Kuznetsov-class multi-role vessel that went into service in 2012.

Naval experts said the Chinese engineers and designers behind the warship had studied the most advanced military technology used in the US, as well as the former Soviet Union, and tried to incorporate it into the new carrier to meet the practical needs of the PLA Navy.   Read  More

Israel celebrates new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem


Israelis wave national flags outside the Old City's Damascus Gate, in Jerusalem, Sunday, May 13, 2018. Israel is marking the 51st anniversary of its capture of east Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war. (AP Photo / Ariel Schalit)

JERUSALEM -- Israel on Sunday kicked off festivities to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, even as it bolstered its forces along the Gaza border and in the West Bank in anticipation of mass Palestinian protests of the move.

A day before the embassy's formal opening, Israel hosted a gala party at its Foreign Ministry with President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, her husband, Jared Kushner, and other American VIPs.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Trump's "bold decision" in upending decades of U.S. policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "It's the right thing to do," a smiling Netanyahu told the jubilant crowd.