Everything Pete is pushing’ is ‘anti-God’

Buttigieg’s brother-in-law: ‘Everything Pete is pushing’ is ‘anti-God’ (Source foxnews.com)

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s brother-in-law, Pastor Rhyan Glezman, slammed the Democratic hopeful for his comments Tuesday night, when the candidate claimed he doesn’t see “any compatibility” between supporting President Trump and the teachings in Scripture after declaring that God “does not belong to a political party.”

“Just everything that Pete is pushing is, it’s anti-God. I’m just gonna be honest with you,” Glezman said. “Nothing lines up with Scripture for him to make cases like to say that you cannot be a Christian and vote for Trump. He’s the one that is openly contradicting God’s word over and over.”

“Do you think that it’s impossible to be a Christian and support Trump?” CNN host Erin Burnett had asked Buttigieg during a town hall. “I’m not going to tell other Christians how to be Christian,” Buttigieg said, “but I will say I cannot find any compatibility between the way this president conducts himself and anything I find in Scripture.” Glezman also reacted to a clip of Buttigieg on “The View” addressing partial-birth abortion, in which co-host Meghan McCain asked the candidate about the topic, saying Democrats — including pro-life Democrats — want to know where his “line is.”

“But my point is that it shouldn’t be up to a government official to draw the line,” Buttigieg said on the segment. “It should be up to the woman who’s confronted.” “I’m just in a state of lament when you hear that we have someone running for commander in chief who can’t make a moral decision on whether to keep a child after it’s already been born or to have it killed,” Glezman told Tucker on Wednesday. “What kind of moral suggestions is he going to be given if he can’t come to an understanding of that? It’s just, it’s alarming.”

Dutch government returns stolen 18th-century ‘precious crown’ to Ethiopia

Dutch government returns stolen 18th-century ‘precious crown’ to Ethiopia(Source CNN)

The Dutch government returned a stolen ceremonial crown to the Ethiopian government Thursday.

The 18th-century crown, which has great religious significance, went missing from a church in Ethiopia 21 years ago, the Dutch government said in a statement. Sirak Asfaw, a Dutch national of Ethiopian origin who emigrated to the Netherlands in the late 1970s, said in a video recording that the crown “came into his hands” in 1998.

Asfaw, a former refugee, told the AFP in an interview that he found the crown in a suitcase left behind by a guest to his apartment.

However, he kept the priceless object hidden for 21 years. He said he was reluctant to return “looted heritage to the same regime as the one during which it was stolen…That is why I have waited for 21 years and have safeguarded it all those years,” he said in a video posted when news of the crown emerged in October 2019.

Popular ‘inland ocean’ is approaching record water level heights

Popular ‘inland ocean’ is approaching record water level heights (Source AccuWeather)

Lake Lanier is known as Georgia’s inland ocean and that ocean is rising this winter. Heavy rain has swelled the reservoir to its highest levels in over 55 years. In a Facebook comment from Feb. 13, the Lake Lanier Association wrote that they expect to surpass that 1964 record of 1077.15 feet. As of Feb. 19, the lake was at 1076.64 feet, with more rain in the forecast. AccuWeather Meteorologist Danielle Knittle said the area has received more precipitation in the first two weeks of February than the region normally receives on average for the whole month. “Through the first 17 days of the month, they’ve seen 7.37 inches of total precipitation, including those 4 inches of snow back on the Feb. 8,” Knittle said. “The normal monthly total for February is 5.28 inches. Going back to the start of the year, their normal precipitation through Feb. 17 is 8.24 inches, but this year has seen nearly 15 inches recorded.”

All that excess rain and snowmelt has swelled the massive lake for the second year in a row.

Less than a year ago, similarly dangerous water levels also prompted officials to urge residents to cut power to docks. According to WSBTV.com, most of the 10,000 docks on the lake last year had electric power running to them in order to run boat lifts or charge batteries. When the water rises, those submerged electric connections can become life-threatening.

More than half of all coronavirus cases outside China are from the Diamond Princess

More than half of all coronavirus cases outside China are from the Diamond Princess, but the cruise ship is already planning to set sail again in April(Source Business Insider) Of the more than 1,000 coronavirus cases outside mainland China, 634 have been diagnosed in Diamond Princess passengers, the World Health Organization said. Two Japanese citizens have died. An infectious-diseases expert said the hygiene conditions on the cruise ship were abysmal, making him “so scared” of contracting COVID-19. Despite being at the center of the coronavirus outbreak, the ship’s operator Princess Cruises plans to return the vessel to service before Japan’s Golden Week in April. It will be “fully sanitized” before setting sail again, but it’s unclear what the process looks like.  The Diamond Princess cruise ship now houses more than half of all coronavirus cases outside mainland China, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. The cruise ship has been quarantined in Japan’s Yokohama Bay since February 3, and 634 passengers have contracted the illness. Two people from the ship — an 87-year-old Japanese man and an 84-year-old Japanese woman — died on Tuesday, Japanese officials reported. Beijing’s National Health Commission said that there are more than 74,500 coronavirus patients in mainland China, and some 2,118 people are dead. Outside China, 1,076 coronavirus cases have been reported in 26 countries, the WHO tweeted.

Trouble for Donald Trump: Russia Has a U.S. Tomahawk Missile

Trouble for Donald Trump: Russia Has a U.S. Tomahawk Missile (Source The National Interest)

Russia is boasting that it has recovered America’s Tomahawk cruise missiles that were launched in Syria but failed to explode. Russian officials have promised that examining two unexploded Tomahawks, salvaged by the Syrians and turned over to Moscow, would enable Russia would develop new jamming equipment. “Having this missile in hand, we can clearly understand what channels of communication, information and control, navigation and range it has. Knowing all these parameters, we will be able to more effectively counter these cruise missiles at all stages of their combat deployment,” said Vladimir Mikheev, an adviser to the first deputy general director of Russia’s state-owned KRET electronics group. Other Russian experts said that the Tomahawks would yield secrets of the latest missile navigation systems (one called it “a textbook on materials science, a textbook on technologies falling from the skies”).

What Next For A Westless Europe?

What Next For A Westless Europe?(Source thetrumpet.com) World leaders gathered for the Munich Security Conference in one of the most important military and foreign-policy conferences of the year. This year’s theme was “Westlessness.” Since the end of the Second World War, “the West” has been one of the key players in world events. While not totally unified, the West includes the United States, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Western Europe, with Eastern Europe joining after the end of the Cold War. This bloc has held similar values—freedom, democracy, relatively free market economies—and is held together by a series of overlapping alliances, like NATO and the European Union. Westlessness is the end of this worldview. This bloc wields less power on the world scene. It is less unified. Parts of it are turning against its core values. With leaders from both the U.S. and Europe giving their thoughts on the big issues of the day, the conference exposed the massive divide between the two. “The two sides aren’t just far apart on the big questions facing the West (threats from Russia, Iran, China), they’re in parallel universes,” wrote Politico.

French President Emmanuel Macron and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier openly blamed many of their problems on the U.S. Many in the room no longer consider themselves on the same side as the U.S. “One thing is certain: There will be no return to the heyday of close trans-Atlantic ties,” wrote Deutsche Welle. There is much talk of Europe becoming a sovereign, strategic, political power. There are demands that Germany once again learns the language of power, which French President Emmanuel Macron has already seemed to master.” Macron really drove the agenda. His push for a strong European military received strong support

Storm Dennis explodes into ‘bomb cyclone’ as it roars toward UK, northern Europe

Storm Dennis explodes into ‘bomb cyclone’ as it roars toward UK, northern Europe (Source

 AccuWeather)Storm Dennis, which developed into a formidable “bomb cyclone” early Thursday, will bring dangerous winds and flooding to the hard-hit United Kingdom and northern Europe this weekend just days after deadly Storm Ciara triggered widespread travel disruptions. Becoming the fourth-named windstorm of the season by collaboration of Ireland, the United Kingdom and Netherlands, Dennis was officially named by the UK Met Office on Tuesday. Windstorm season in Europe traditionally runs from September through the end of April. Dennis became classified as a bomb cyclone Thursday morning after the central pressure of the storm dropped 1.38 inches of mercury (46 mb) in 24 hours. The drop was recorded from 29.4 to 28.1 inches of mercury (996 mb to 950 mb).  This incredible drop in pressure is almost two times greater than what is needed to be considered a ‘bomb cyclone,’ which is defined by meteorologists as a pressure drop of 0.71 of an inch of mercury (24 mb) over a 24-hour period.

Trump, Bloomberg trade insults as Twitter feud escalates

Trump, Bloomberg trade insults as Twitter feud escalates(Source New York Post)

President Trump and Mike Bloomberg escalated their war of words on Thursday, trading vicious insults on Twitter that included personal put-downs and mocking memes. Among the invective was Trump calling Bloomberg a “loser” and a pint-sized “mass of dead energy,” while Bloomberg called Trump a “carnival barking clown” whose friends secretly laugh at him. The commander in chief launched the first volley by comparing Bloomberg — whose lavish ad spending has boosted his poll numbers among the eight remaining Democratic presidential candidates — to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who was the early front-runner in the 2016 Republican primary before being bested by Trump. “Mini Mike Bloomberg is a LOSER who has money but can’t debate and has zero presence, you will see. He reminds me of a tiny version of Jeb ‘Low Energy’ Bush, but Jeb has more political skill and has treated the Black community much better than Mini!” Trump tweeted.

Rush Limbaugh doesn’t think America will elect a man who ‘loves to kiss his husband

Rush Limbaugh doesn’t think America will elect a man who ‘loves to kiss his husband'(Source cnn.com)

Medal of Freedom winner Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday that Democrats are in a panic because one of their presidential front-runners — former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg — is both gay and married to a man.

“They’re looking at Mayor Pete, 37-year-old gay guy, mayor of South Bend, loves to kiss his husband on the debate stage. And they’re saying, ‘OK, how’s this going to look, 37-year-old gay guy kissing his husband on stage next to Mr. Man Donald Trump? What’s going to happen there?’ And they got to be looking at that, and they’ve got to be saying, that despite all the great progress and despite all the great wokeness, and despite all the great ground that’s been covered, America’s still not ready to elect a gay guy kissing his husband on the debate stage president. They have to be saying this, don’t they?”

Rocket hits Iraq base hosting US troops(Source AFP)

A rocket slammed into an Iraqi base where American troops are stationed in the remote province of Kirkuk, Iraq’s military and a US security source told AFP on Thursday night. It was the latest in a string of nearly 20 rocket attacks since late October on US troops stationed across the country as well as on the American embassy in Baghdad. According to three separate Iraqi security sources, the Katyusha rocket hit an open area on the K1 base at around 8:45pm local time. Both US troops and Iraqi federal police forces are stationed there but neither sustained casualties, according to a statement from Iraq’s military.

Girls sue to block participation of transgender athletes

Girls sue to block participation of transgender athletes (Source Associated Press)

The families of three female high school runners filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from participating in girls sports. Selina Soule, a senior at Glastonbury High School, Chelsea Mitchell, a senior at Canton High School and Alanna Smith, a sophomore at Danbury High School are represented by the conservative nonprofit organization Alliance Defending Freedom. They argue that allowing athletes with male anatomy to compete has deprived them of track titles and scholarship opportunities.

“Mentally and physically, we know the outcome before the race even starts,” said Smith, who is the daughter of former Major League pitcher Lee Smith. “That biological unfairness doesn’t go away because of what someone believes about gender identity. All girls deserve the chance to compete on a level playing field.” The lawsuit was filed against the Connecticut Association of Schools-Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and the boards of education in Bloomfield, Cromwell, Glastonbury, Canton and Danbury. “Forcing girls to be spectators in their own sports is completely at odds with Title IX, a federal law designed to create equal opportunities for women in education and athletics,” attorney Christiana Holcomb said. “Connecticut’s policy violates that law and reverses nearly 50 years of advances for women.”