Donald Trump To Be Sworn In Using Two Bibles

Nice.

President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn into office using two Bibles — one belonging to Abraham Lincoln, and the other a gift from his mom, the inaugural committee announced Tuesday.

“In his first inaugural address, President Lincoln appealed to the ‘better angels of our nature,’” committee chair Tom Barrack said in a statement.

“As he takes the same oath of office 156 years later, President-elect Trump is humbled to place his hand on Bibles that hold special meaning both to his family and to our country,” Barrack added….

Trump’s family Bible was given to him on June 12, 1955, by his mother when he graduated from Sunday Church Primary School at First Presbyterian Church in Queens. NYPost

Girl Scouts: Stand With Your Values! Boycott Trump’s Inauguration

The announcement that Girl Scouts would march at Donald Trump’s inauguration prompted calls for a boycott, a twitter storm, and a petition on MoveOn.

Leftist and MoveOn (Soros funded organization) is now harassing children and the groups they are involved with.

Leftist need to learn to think logically and stop with the label throwing.

Girl Scouts statement:

Inauguration Day: Reflecting on Girl Scouts’ History of Civic Action

On Friday, January 20, approximately 75 Girl Scouts from the Nation’s Capital council will voluntarily march in the 2017 Presidential Inaugural Parade, as the council has done over the past 100 years. As part of this unique experience, these girls will gain insight into the time-honored democratic tradition of a peaceful transition of power. Then, the very next day, Saturday, January 21, women and girls, including Girl Scouts, from across the country will descend on Washington to participate in the Women’s March and similar events in communities across the country.

At Girl Scouts, our Movement is made up of individuals who hold political beliefs and convictions as varied as our nation itself. And because every girl has a home at Girl Scouts, every girl in our Movement is allowed her own ideas, opinions, beliefs, and political ideology. Our fundamental value is empowering girls to be leaders in their own lives. By helping them build the courage, confidence, and character to lift their voices, champion their views, and be advocates for the issues and ideas important to them, Girl Scouts supports girls as they become catalysts for change who strengthen their communities.

Of course, we are a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that by law cannot take positions on political candidates or parties—and we take this very seriously.  Girl Scouts

Mexican Border State Governor Destroys 500 Fast And Furious Guns

Barack Obama and Eric Holder’s legacy.

Authorities in this border state destroyed more than 5,000 firearms during a special event with 500 of those from the infamous Fast and Furious gun-walking operation.

During a special event, Nuevo Leon governor Jaime “El Bronco” Rodriguez Calderon oversaw and participated in the destruction of the weapons in the downtown area of Monterrey. High ranking military and state law enforcement personnel accompanied Rodriguez as he spoke about cartel violence and the destruction that those weapons had brought.

According to Nuevo León officials, the weapons had been seized from criminal organizations and from crime scenes. Rodriguez Calderon stated that the weapons had been smuggled into Mexico by criminal organizations from other countries.

More than 500 of the seized weapons were traced back to the failed Fast and Furious Operation where the U.S. Department of Justice allowed Mexican cartels to illegally purchase weapons in the U.S. in order to move them into Mexico. The weapons were supposed to be traced to high ranking cartel figures, however the U.S. Department of Justice lost track of thousands and bolstered the arsenals of criminal enterprises. Breitbart

 

Silly French Authorities

At the start of 2017 we’re still looking back at 2016.
Today’s cartoon is based on a story reported in many places including Israel National News. DryBonesBlog

Paris rejected Israeli software which could have stopped attack

A groundbreaking Israeli security system could have helped French authorities prevent the Paris massacre last November – but authorities balked at the deal under pressure from the anti-Israel boycott movement.

Speaking to Fox News, an Israeli counter-terrorism source with intimate knowledge of both the software involved and the deal itself said that after the Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher attack the previous January an Israeli company offered to provide French authorities with special terrorist-tracking software, which could well have enabled them to flag the ISIS terrorist network operating under their noses.

But although the French were initially very keen on the idea, they ultimately rejected it, the source said.

“French authorities liked it, but the official came back and said there was a higher-level instruction not to buy Israeli technology,” he told Fox News. “The discussion just stopped.”

The technology enables intelligence agencies to “connect the dots”, by aggregating and analyzing fragmented intelligence from multiple sources to provide a clear, comprehensive assessment. It has already been shared with the US and other Israeli allies, and helps to pinpoint terror suspects and other persons of interest to investigators.

The source claimed it could well have helped stop the Paris attacks, and potentially the more recent Brussels attacks as well, which were carried out by the same ISIS terror network. INN

Research Findings Dating Back To Kings David And Solomon In Timna Valley

The ancient copper mines in Timna, in Israel’s Arava Valley in the Sinai Peninsula, are believed by many to be the site of King Solomon’s mines and believed to have been operated by the early Edomites.

Citing the biblical story about King David traveling with his soldiers to the land of Edom, where a major battle took place with the Edomites by the Dead Sea, Ben-Yosef said his team may have found evidence of the bloody conflict.

According to the Bible, Edom stretched from the Sinai Peninsula to the southern border of Canaan and Kingdom of Judah and as far west as Eilat, where it maintained its seaport. As David expanded his reign, Samuel 8:13 states that his army vanquished 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

Following the victory, David turned Edom into an Israelite province ruled by handpicked governors.

“You cannot overstate the importance of copper in the Levant during the 10th century BC,” said Ben-Yosef. “It was the oil of the time and produced agricultural tools and weapons.”  JPost

Archaeologists discovered elements that date back to the biblical era of King David and King Solomon in the 10th century B.C. with a highly organized defense system.

The archeological team, led by Tel Aviv University’s Dr. Erez Ben-Yosef, first found a wall of the 10th-century BCE copper-smelting site near Timna Park in the southern desert where the world’s first copper mine is believed to have been located.

The archaeologists, led by Erez Ben-Yosef of Tel Aviv University, think these features show that this Iron Age settlement had a highly organized defense system and depended on an impressive network of long-distance trade. LiveScience

Unraveling the history of an ancient military fortification.

According to Ben-Yosef, the wall his team found was five meters high and once stretched for hundreds of meters.

In addition to the wall, the archeologists uncovered sling stones, donkey bones and dung on both sides of a gatehouse.

What the donkeys were feed.

Built of sturdy stone to defend against invasions, the fortification had pens for draft animals and other livestock. By studying pollen, seed and fauna in the dung, experts found that the animals were fed with hay and the remains of grapes, which was delivered from the Mediterranean coast hundreds of miles away.  FoxNews

“You have to remember the copper was used to [sustain life], and the nearest water source was 15 kilometers away,” he said.  JPost

Humans were not feed a slave diet.

Despite ancient accounts that the mines were operated by slaves, the researcher said mining experts likely oversaw and trained apprentices to extricate the valuable natural resource.  JPost

Previous research by Ben-Yosef’s team found that the laborers did not have a typical slave’s diet; instead, the metalworkers ate good cuts of meat, pistachios and fish imported from the Mediterranean, suggesting they had a rather high status and were valued for their craft. LiveScience

Video: NASA Footage Shows What It Was Like To Land On Saturn’s Moon Titan

As NASA’s Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft time draws to an end scientists look back at one of its missions.  The Huygens probe was sent by the European Space Agency along with the Cassini spacecraft.  NASA has shared an amazing video of images taken by the Huygens probe  of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn,

 

Full UN Security Council – January 17, 2017

The full UN Security Council meeting on January 17, 2017 would have been different had the Paris Peace conference not fizzled out.

The Paris Peace conference sought to mobilize the world only against Israel.  It failed.  It turned into an endeavor to show support for the two-state solution and urge both parties, Israel and the PLO to negotiate.  That is a demonstration of bias because the PLO is the one that needs urging to negotiate, as they are the ones that have for decades refused negotiations and rejected peace plans.  Another feeble effort to undermine Israel’s legitimacy.

Islamist movement Hamas rejected Monday the outcome of a Paris conference on Israeli-Palestinian peace, labelling the summit “absurd.”

“The Paris conference is a return to the absurd negotiation approach, which lost the rights of the Palestinian people and gave legitimacy to the Zionist entity on Palestinian land,” Fawzy Barhoum, a spokesman for Hamas, said in a statement. France24

Nickolay Mladenov, Special Coordinator for the Middle East peace process briefs Security Council

In his first briefing of the year, Nickolay Mladenov, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, told the Council that tensions flared following the December adoption of resolution 2334 (2016). Passed with14 votes for and one abstention, the resolution condemned Israeli settlements in the West Bank and reiterated international support for a two-state solution.

“In the aftermath of the vote, emotions on the ground have been heightened,” Mr. Mladenov said, adding that “divisive positions risk destroying the prospects for peace.”

“All stakeholders must avoid any unilateral action that would prejudge a negotiated final status solution. UN

Video:  1/17/17 – UN Security Council Discusses Middle East

The UN needs to be reformed or defunded!

2017 Open Doors World Watch List

Where Christians are being persecuted around the world.

Top 10 Countries:

North Korea
Somalia
Afghanistan
Pakistan
Sudan
Syria
Iraq
Iran
Yemen
Eritrea (Country in the Horn of Africa)

Full list of top 50 countries at Open Doors

Video:  World Watch List 2017

Open Doors: “Learn where Christians are being persecuted around the world. How you can pray for them. How you can stand with them.”

“The last 4 years have seen the largest growth of persecution in the modern age; this year tops all previous years of attacks and violence.”
-David Curry (Open Doors USA CEO/President

Advance Planning Of Migration Wave Into Germany

What is Merkel’s agenda?  Does she want to destabilize Germany and the EU and destroy the economy of Germany and the EU?

Is the German Chancellor a Russian agent (interesting read and food for thought)?   German industry “has strong ties to both Russia and Iran.”  Merkel has made Germany dependent on “Russian gas and oil by terminating Germany’s nuclear energy program.” Now the migrant invasion.  What is Merkel’s agenda?

The migration wave was planned in advance.

Part of an article in the Polish news portal Dziennik.pl.

It describes the experience of a Polish couple who purchased a hotel in Bavaria, only to be forced to sell it to the German government as “refugee” housing.

The interesting piece of information in this story is the government order to acquire mass housing for migrants three years before Chancellor Angela Merkel invited in the entire third world.

When they bought the 200-year-old house in an idyllic Bavarian village, they thought they had found themselves in a paradise. They wanted to turn the house into a hotel, with its own bakery, coffee shop, and a restaurant. It was in a village that was extremely popular with tourists. Now nobody goes there any longer. All the hotels and most large houses were turned into refugees shelters, and arson became a common occurrence. The media don’t mention it, however. Before their very eyes Germany was turning into a Muslim country: thefts, vandalism, and rubbish everywhere became the norm.

When they first began renovation of the largest house in town, they thought it would prosper, but around 2011 Angela Merkel changed her policies. Continue reading Advance Planning Of Migration Wave Into Germany

Abortions Have Dropped 43% Since 1990

Great, numbers dropping.  But still too many.

The Guttmacher Institute’s long-awaited new report hit the Internet this morning and the bottom line is wonderful news (unless you are Guttmacher): There were 926,200 abortions in 2014, the lowest figure of babies lost since 1974!

Compare that with 1990 when there 1.6 million abortions and the incredible impact of your legislative, educational, and political efforts is undeniable. Even Guttmacher concedes “the wave of abortion restrictions passed at the state level over the last five years could also have contributed to the decline by making it more difficult for women to access needed services in highly restrictive states,” according to Rachel Jones and Jenna Jerman.

Highlights of the report:

There were 32,500 fewer abortions in 2014 than in 2013: 926,000 versus 958,200. The latest figure is a 12.5% drop from 2011 when Guttmacher reported 1.06 million abortions.

· “The decrease was spread nationwide; in only six states did abortions increase over the three-year span,” according to David Crary of the Associated Press.

· As you would expect, the abortion rate (the number of abortions per 1,000 women ages 15-44) was the lowest since 1973: 14.6/1,000.

· “The highest abortion rates were in the District of Columbia, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Florida,” Crary reports. “The lowest rates were in Wyoming, Mississippi and South Dakota, states that had only one abortion clinic operating in 2014.”

So, how can an abortion number that has dropped by roughly 43% since 1990–where 673,800 fewer unborn babies are dying–not be universally hailed? Leave it to Guttmacher, the Abortion Industry’s think-tank, to find reasons for gloom.  LifeNews

Demand Protest?

Is Demand Protest a fake website?

It claims to be the largest private grassroots support organization in the United States,”  It is not grassroots when you pay people to riot.

Legitimate?  No
The website was created on December 2, 2016. Yet it claims to have 15 partners, 17 causes, 48 campaigns, and 1817 operatives.  Fast work.

Demand Protest, a San Francisco company that bills itself as the “largest private grassroots support organization in the United States,” posted identical ads Jan. 12 in multiple cities on Backpage.com seeking “operatives.”

“Get paid fighting against Trump!” says the ad.

“We pay people already politically motivated to fight for the things they believe. You were going to take action anyways, why not do so with us!” the ad continues. “We are currently seeking operatives to help send a strong message at upcoming inauguration protests.”

The job offers a monthly retainer of $2,500 plus “our standard per-event pay of $50/hr, as long as you participate in at least 6 events a year,” as well as health, vision and dental insurance for full-time operatives.  WashingtionTimes

Video: Swarming Perdix Micro-Drones

The sound they make is scary, it is audible from the ground.

Video:  Perdix Drone Swarm – Fighters Release Hive-mind-controlled Weapon UAVs in Air

The Department of Defense has released video of a test of swarming drones conducted in the skies over the US Navy’s test range at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California. In the October test, conducted by the Department of Defense Strategic Capabilities Office in collaboration with the Naval Air Systems Command, three FA-18 Hornet aircraft dispersed 104 Perdix micro-drones from onboard flare dispensers. The drones then communicated with each other, swarmed, and performed a series of designated “missions”—including finally swarming in a circle around a designated point on the ground.

The sound of the drone swarm, audible from the ground at the designated rendezvous point (at about 2 minutes into the video), might be described as terrifying. But we’ll leave that judgment to the reader. Arstechnica

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