Tovah Lazaroff – April 25, 2018
Russia plans to soon deliver an antiaircraft missile system, known as the S-300, to Syria, Defense Ministry’s Col.-Gen. Sergei Rudskoi told reporters on Wednesday.
“Russian experts will continue to train Syrian military servicemen, particularly teaching them to use the new missile defense systems that are planned to be delivered to Syria in the near future,” he said, according to the TASS news agency.Russia’s sale and pending delivery of these weapons to the Syrian government has long been a source of tension between Moscow and Jerusalem.
Israel fears the S-300 would hamper its ability to attack military sites in Syria that are a danger to the Jewish state and would therefore allow Iran to strengthen its military foothold in that country.“
This would be by far the most advanced weapons system in air defense in Syrian hands so far,” said Brig.-Gen. (res.) Assaf Orion, “so theoretically it is an infringement to the apparent freedom of action that the Israeli air force enjoys over Syria’s skies.
American Family Association – April 24, 2018
If your school allows the “Day of Silence,” keep your child home this Friday
On Friday, April 27, high schools (and many middle schools) across the country will be hosting the LGBT movement’s annual “Day of Silence.”
During this all-day event, student activists and even school officials encourage students to be silent for the entire day as a sign of solidarity with the international LGBT movement. Students are encouraged to wear special pro-homosexual badges, sticker, and bracelets—which are often handed out at the school entrances that day. There are also pro-LGBT posters in the hallways, handouts and even workshops.
Although the adult activists claim that the “Day of Silence” (DOS) is put together by “students,” it is in fact organized behind the scenes by adults with the enthusiastic cooperation of school officials. They use materials and instructions from a national homosexual activist group.
You can actively oppose this hijacking of the classroom for political purposes and help depoliticize the learning environment by keeping your child out of school if your child’s school participates, promotes or allows “Day of Silence” activities.
Samuel Smith – April 24, 2018
The head of a Lutheran publishing house has claimed Google will no longer accept advertisements related to the organization’s website “because of the faith we express.”
Bruce Kintz, CEO of Concordia Publishing House — an entity of the theologically conservative Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, took to his Facebook page on Monday to voice outrage after the organization had been told that the Google’s online advertising service will not promote the CPH website because of certain religious items on the page.
Kintz’s Facebook post explains that he was told by an associate earlier in the day that “Google ads will no longer accept anything related to the cph.org domain.”
“They stated that the reason is because of the faith we express on our website,” Kintz wrote.
More specifically, a Google AdWords support representative told CPH that references to Jesus and the Bible led to the disapproval of its ads.
Strange Sounds – April 25, 2018
While Detroit is experiencing the coldest April in more than 140 years, areas around Munising, MI are still reporting 32 inches of snow on the ground. In fact, last week some parts of the U.P. where reporting the highest snow cover amounts of the entire winter. You imagine? Having the most snow on the ground in mid-April. Grand Marais has 30 inches of snow cover. Marquette still has 20 inches, and Gaylord has 11 inches of snow cover.
There is still a lot of water in the snow on the ground. The huge snowstorm in mid-April had heavy, wet snow with lots of moisture content. Satellites can figure out how much water equivalent is in the snow. Some areas with the deepest snowpack have 14 inches of water in the snow. The average amount of water in all of Michigan’s snow is 0.80″.
The snow won’t last long. The snow is melting fast. It will all be gone by the end of next week. A week of temperatures in the 60s and 70s will take care of the snow.
WND – April 25, 2018′
The father of little Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old toddler in England with a degenerative brain condition, has filed for a private prosecution to have three doctors charged with conspiracy to murder if his boy dies while in their care.
As WND reported, Evans’ parents, Tom and Kate Evans, have fought long and hard for many months to prevent his life support from being turned off, and even Pope Francis and Italian authorities have weighed in with their pleas. The baby’s family took their case to an appeals court on Wednesday, and a panel of three court of appeals judges heard arguments about the case in London.
The judges once again ruled that Evans and his family cannot leave the country to seek treatment in Italy.
The ongoing saga has captured worldwide attention, especially in light of Pope Francis’ repeated attempts to convince the courts to release Evans from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool and allow him to be transported to the Vatican’s Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital for treatment. The current hospital refused to grant the transfer.
Sputnik News – April 24, 2018
Taiwan’s yearly live-fire drills in June will focus on repelling a simulated invasion from the China, officials said Tuesday after China began its own live fire exercises off the mainland last week.
China says their drills, which started on April 18, were to protect Beijing’s territorial sovereignty. China’s People’s Liberation Army regularly holds naval drills as much of the land it claims in the South China Sea remains disputed. This exercise was conducted in their territorial waters, within a 5-by-10 mile zone just a few nautical miles off the coast of Quanzhou Bay, Taiwan News uncovered.
“Taiwan’s people are very clear about this and will not accept it,” said Taipei’s Mainland Affairs Council on their website the day following China’s drill. “We are determined in our defense of our nation’s sovereignty and dignity and will absolutely not yield to military threats or inducements.”
Patrick Goodenough – April 23, 2018
(CNSNews.com) – With a ceremony to dedicate the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem drawing closer, Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas said at the weekend his self-rule government will not allow the U.S. or any other country to move its embassy to the city.
In comments reported by the official P.A. news agency Wafa, Abbas said his government would “fight” President Trump’s decision.
“Palestine’s government will fight against Trump’s decision and not let any country to move its embassy to Jerusalem until Palestine-Israel issue is resolved,” he was quoted as telling a medical conference in Ramallah.
Sputnik News – April 24 , 2018
Donning heads with kippahs, traditional brimless caps worn by religious Jews, is said to be especially dangerous in big cities due to possible attacks.
The president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Josef Schuster, advised individuals to avoid “openly appearing in kippahs in Germany’s major cities.”
In an interview with RBB radio on Tuesday, Schuster stressed that if society isn’t be able to resist anti-Semitism, “this will ultimately pose a danger to democracy.”
His remark came just a week after a Syrian refugee attacked a young Israeli wearing a kippah in Berlin.
Neil Munro – April 16, 2018
A federal judge in Washington State has declared that all civic groups nationwide must accept people of both sexes into their single-sex spaces and activities, or else be stigmatized and sued by the federal government.
In legal jargon, Judge Marsha Pechman declared in a lawsuit against the Pentagon’s “transgender” policy that the federal government must use its powers to champion people who want to live as members of the sex, either inside the military or outside, just as it must use federal powers to suppress racism:
Today, the Court concludes that transgender people constitute a suspect class. Transgender people have long been forced to live in silence, or to come out and face the threat of overwhelming discrimination. Therefore, the Court grants summary judgment in Plaintiffs’ and Washington’s favor as to the applicable level of scrutiny. The Ban specifically targets one of the most vulnerable groups in our society, and must satisfy strict scrutiny if it is to survive.
In this context, the term “strict scrutiny” means that people who say they are transgender must be treated as members of the opposite sex by all federal or state agencies, universities, schools and civic groups that accept federal dollars, except in rare circumstances. Judges would approve exceptions in rare circumstances that are absolutely necessary and also narrowly tailored to achieve an important goal.
Joshua Gill – April 24, 2018
Alfie Evans’ parents are headed back to court after Alfie defied his court-ordered death and breathed on his own for 17 hours without life-support.
Doctors at Alder Hey Hospital removed Alfie from assisted breathing at 9:17 p.m. local time after U.K. judges approved plans to end his life support treatment despite the fact that hospital staff missed the initial court ordered time, 12 p.m., for ending his treatment, according to The Sun.
Tom Evans, Alfie’s father, said that it was apparent within minutes of being removed from assisted breathing that Alfie was breathing on his own, leaving doctors “gobsmacked.” Alfie continued to breathe throughout the night, for 17 hours, and is still alive despite being temporarily denied water, food, and oxygen assistance. Doctors expected him to last only minutes after being taken off life support. (RELATED: Judge Strikes Down Appeal For Alfie Evans’ Life)