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Date: May 15, 2015

Bible Verse of the Day – Philippians 2:14

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Philippians 2:14
14 “Do all things without murmurings and disputings:”

So many people get caught up with what they want, they completely forget about helping someone else out. Do not be self fish, assisting others can be extremely gratifying.
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Christians Schools Will Have No Choice About Gay Marriage

babelWEB Notes: Mild language.

By: Steve Barwick

After reading this article published by the USA Today newspaper, it appears to me the real agenda behind the upcoming “gay marriage” Supreme Court decision is to destroy all Christian organizations that depend upon tax-exempt donations.

This is a complete violation of the so-called “separation of church and state,” which originally meant that the government cannot mandate religion, or interfere with its practice, but now means religious institutions have to do whatever government tells them, and if they complain they’re in violation and subject to losing tax-exempt status.

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40 Volcanoes Are Erupting Right Now, And 34 Of Them Are Along The Ring Of Fire

(Source: Economic Collapse Blog) – You may not have noticed, but our planet is becoming increasingly unstable.  According to Volcano Discovery, 40 volcanoes around the globe are erupting right now, and only 6 of them are not along the Ring of Fire.  If that sounds like a very high number to you, that is because it is a very high number.  As I have written about previously, there were a total of 3,542 volcanic eruptions during the entire 20th century.  When you divide that number by 100, that gives you an average of about 35 volcanic eruptions per year.  So the number of volcanoes that are erupting right now is well above the 20th century’s average for an entire calendar year.  And of course we are witnessing a tremendous amount of earthquake activity as well.  Nepal was just hit by the worst earthquake that it had seen in 80 years, and scientists are telling us that the Himalayas actually dropped by an astounding 3 feet as a result of that one earthquake.  How much more does our planet have to shake before people start paying attention?

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Why Are Exchange-Traded Funds Preparing For A ‘Liquidity Crisis’ And A ‘Market Meltdown’?

(Source: Economic Collapse Blog) – Some really weird things are happening in the financial world right now.  If you go back to 2008, there was lots of turmoil bubbling just underneath the surface during the months leading up to the great stock market crash in the second half of that year.  When Lehman Brothers finally did collapse, it was a total shock to most of the planet, but we later learned that their problems had been growing for a long time.  I believe that we are in a similar period right now, and the second half of this year promises to be quite chaotic.  Apparently, those that run some of the largest exchange-traded funds in the entire world agree with me, because as you will see below they are quietly preparing for a “liquidity crisis” and a “market meltdown”.  About a month ago, I warned of an emerging “liquidity squeeze“, and now analysts all over the financial industry are talking about it.  Could it be possible that the next great financial crisis is right around the corner?

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US will stand with the Gulf States against ‘external attacks’ – Obama

(Source: RT) – President Barack Obama committed the United States to providing the Gulf nations with technical assistance against external attacks and to supporting efforts to develop region-wide ballistic missile defense capability.

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136 Nations Recognize A Palestinian State – Only Obama Stands In The Way Of Full Global Recognition

(Source: American Dream) – Will a UN Security Council resolution formally recognizing the establishment of a Palestinian state be passed by the end of 2015?  Now that the Vatican has formally recognized a Palestinian state, there is a tremendous amount of international momentum for precisely such a UN Security Council resolution.  In fact, France plans to push really hard for one by the end of this year.  At this point, the only thing that could derail those plans is Barack Obama.  For years, the threat of a Security Council veto has been the one thing stopping a resolution from moving forward.  But now that Benjamin Netanyahu has been re-elected and has put together a cabinet that does not seem inclined to negotiate with the Palestinians, the Obama administration is pledging to “reevaluate our approach” and says that it will not “prejudge” what it will do if a vote comes up at the United Nations.  And as you will see below, one news source is now reporting that behind the scenes Barack Obama has already given the “green light” for France to go ahead with a resolution on a Palestinian state at the UN.  If this is truly what Obama plans to do, it will absolutely shatter U.S. relations with Israel and plunge the entire Middle East into chaos.

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Iran navy fires shots at tanker as tensions rise in Gulf

(Source: Yahoo) – Iranian naval vessels fired shots at a Singapore-flagged tanker in the Gulf on Thursday, in what appeared to be Iran’s latest attempt to settle a legal dispute by force with passing commercial vessels, U.S. officials said.

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Count Chemicals in Your Diet

(Source: Daily Mail) – With so many of us now overweight, we’ve been conditioned to focus on the calories present in food.

We work under the assumption that simply by reducing how many calories we consume, we can help to control our weight… right?

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Is The Dam Bursting?

(Source: ZeroHedge) – The fact that these deficient economic estimates continue in April instead of the forecasted and pleaded rebound has raised more serious concerns even among those most loyal to the mainline tendencies. It is getting more difficult to deny that there is a major economic problem brewing, one which may already be rather severe despite the fact that the heaviest pressures associated with recession itself are still absent. The changing perception about the economy, with that 5% GDP talk now dead and buried, is itself one of those factors as there are enormous downstream implications from such a potential reset.

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House sends Obama bill giving Congress say on any Iran nuclear accord

(Video, Source: CBS) – Congress on Thursday sent President Obama a bill to give lawmakers the power to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran.

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