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Exclusive: China Finishing South China Sea Buildings That Could House Missiles - U.S. Officials
China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, has nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters. The development is likely to raise questions about whether and how the United States will respond, given its vows to take a tough line on China in the South China Sea.
From "Reuters"

Facebook Suspends Christian Homeschool Mom's Account Over Posts Citing Bible on Homosexuality
Elizabeth Johnston, an Ohio homeschooling mother of 10 who runs the popular conservative blog "The Activist Mommy," told The Christian Post on Tuesday that Facebook suspended her account earlier this month because she wrote about how Leviticus condemns homosexuality as "detestable" and an "abomination."
From "The Christian Post"

Hundreds of Campuses Encourage Students to Turn in Fellow Students for Offensive Speech
Yet at hundreds of campuses across the country, administrators encourage students to report one another, or their professors, for speech protected by the First Amendment, or even mere political disagreements. The so-called "Bias Response Teams" reviewing these (often anonymous) reports typically include police officers, student conduct administrators and public relations staff who scrutinize the speech of activists and academics.
From "Washington Examiner"

University Bans Dorm Room Whiteboards to Stop Hurtful Words
Students at Michigan State University soon will not be permitted to hang whiteboards on the outside of their dorm room doors. The new policy, effective Fall 2017, was created in an attempt to eliminate opportunities for students to write mean words and racial slurs, according to a campus official.
From "The College Fix"


Pope Francis: 'Muslim Terrorism Does Not Exist'
"Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and Muslim terrorism does not exist. They do not exist," Francis said in his speech to a world meeting of populist movements.
From "Breitbart"

French Police Arrest 49 People as Violent Protests Spread to Tourist Hotspots of Paris
Violent protests over alleged police brutality that began in the mainly immigrant suburbs earlier this month spread to central Paris and other cities on Wednesday night and 49 people were arrested.
From "The Telegraph"


For Generation Z, 'Live Chilling' Replaces Hanging Out in Person
The net effect, says Ms. Odiaga, is that teens are spending more time indoors, and are less active, than ever. Studies examining time use since 1965 show a significant decline in active time accelerating in the mid-1990s, to the point that young people today are sedentary for more than 10 hours a day, says Ms. Odiaga. We're at the point now, she adds, that the technology is also driving the trend.
From "The Wall Street Journal"

Thousands Chant 'Allahu Akbar' for Farrakhan in Detroit
He blamed the world's ills on white people. "For 6,000 years, the people of the earth have suffered under a mischief-making rule. Bloodshed and war, hatred and strife, all because a man with a new color — or the lack thereof — thought that he was better than all of those who inhabited the earth before he was even a thought," Farrakhan said.
From "The American Mirror"

Loud Muslim Call to Prayer in Times Square as Muslims Protest Trump, Shout 'Allahu Akbar!'
There was also a loud Arab call to prayer during this protest in NYC. In an Islamic call to prayer (adhan), the Muslim is shouting Allahu Akbar which translates to 'God is greater' or 'God is greatest'. They mean that their 'god' is greater than your God and or the government. This is a blatant act of Islamic supremacy.
From "The Gateway Pundit"

Shocking Rain Damage Is Wakeup Call to Fix Ailing Roads, Infrastructure, Experts Say
State Sen. Jeff Stone, R-Temecula, termed the damage a wake-up call - and symbol. "It's symbolic that we're not paying attention to infrastructure," Stone said. "It's a symptom of a greater problem. It all comes down to neglect.
From "Daily Breeze"

Iran in New Military Drills Despite Us Warnings
"Iran would do well to look at the calendar and realise there's a new president in the Oval Office. And Iran would do well not to test the resolve of this new president," Vice President Mike Pence said earlier this month. New Pentagon chief James Mattis, for his part, has branded Iran "the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world".
From "Yahoo/AFP"

Live Updates: 'Not My President's Day' Protests in Nyc, D.c. and L.a.
Thousands of people in cities around the country turned out in protest of President Trump on Monday — a federal holiday that organizers are calling "Not My President's Day." Yahoo News has dispatched reporters to cover the major demonstrations planned in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and elsewhere. Follow the live blog below throughout the day for the latest updates.
From "Yahoo News"

Right-Wing Fringe Group Building Multimedia Empire Near Detroit
Inside a plain, two-story brick building in Ferndale hums the nerve center for a growing, religious group hoping the forces that elected President Donald Trump will tear down the wall between church and state.
From "USA Today"

Le Pen Gains in French Polls as Security Concerns Win Voters
Monday's daily OpinionWay poll showed that first-round support for anti-euro candidate Le Pen rose 1 percentage point to 27 percent, with Macron and Republican Francois Fillon unchanged at 20 percent each. While no surveys so far have shown Le Pen even close to a victory in May's run-off, she's quickly narrowing the gap to her rivals. OpinionWay showed Macron would defeat Le Pen by 58 percent to 42 percent in the second round. His advantage has halved in less than two weeks.
From "Bloomberg"

Robots Poised to Take Over Wide Range of Military Jobs
The wave of automation that swept away tens of thousands of American manufacturing and office jobs during the past two decades is now washing over the armed forces, putting both rear-echelon and front-line positions in jeopardy.
From "The San Diego Union Tribune"

France's Muslim Demographic Future
France's Muslim population could quickly grow to close to 15-17 million, but no one can know precisely unless the law prohibiting the official collection of ethnic data is changed.
From "The Gatestone Institute"


Age of Distraction

John Ritenbaugh, upon hearing an advertisement for a book whose subtitle was "Age of Distraction," reflected on Daniel's prophecy about knowledge increasing and people madly dashing to and fro, pointing to the frenetic conditions at the close of the age, when multiple distractions prevent people from thinking straight , a time when minds keep busy, but accomplish nothing. A distraction is any event that breaks our focus or attention. Though it may last only a moment, it may ruin the rest of our day. The boxer breaks the focus of an opponent through a feint, drawing his attention in another direction, only to deliver a decisive, debilitating blow. While our hopelessly corrupt government has deliberately distracted our attention toward illegal immigration, it has silently encouraged massive legal immigration of Muslims and have distributed 'legal' green cards to millions of aliens. Satan's chief stock in trade is the distraction, creating confusion and consternation for all, including God's called-out ones. God wants to see how focused we are on His truth, warning us that, even though we live in the world, love for the world and its corrupt systems cannot coexist with love for God and His truth. We dare not let a feint from the Dragon distract us from our work of developing God's character.
From "John W. Ritenbaugh"


Americans Just Broke the Psychologists' Stress Record
But the stress is broader than race or party alone can describe. A full two-thirds of respondents to the survey said they are stressed out about the nation's future, and while that includes 76 percent of Democrats, it reflects the feelings of 59 percent of Republicans as well.
From "Bloomberg"

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