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Date: June 2, 2015 (page 1 of 2)

Bible Verse of the Day – 1 Peter 1:7-9

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1 Peter 1:7
7 “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:”

Our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His promises is far more valuable than gold. Though we hold fast to our faith it is and it will be tried by fire. I think today it is being tried on an individual basis, we all face challenges in life, but I think looking at the big picture our faith will tried in the days ahead.

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FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities

WEB Notes: Case and point, they no longer need the Patriot Act to violate your rights, they will do it when they deem fit.

(Source: My Way News) – The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned.

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European Leaders Assemble for Urgent Meeting on Greek Crisis

WEB Notes: Will they actually default this time?

(Source: NY Times) – As the Greek government faces a looming debt payment, top European leaders met in Berlin on Monday night to reach a consensus over what to do about Greece, signaling the urgent need to unlock emergency financing for the cash-starved country and avoid a devastating default.

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OSHA issues guidance on transgender bathroom access

WEB Notes: Forget the issue of homosexuality in this country for a moment. The entire transgender issue is absolute confusion. Special rules for people who want to change who they are? It is very simple and I want to spell it out in case we have someone who is confused in our audience. If you are born with a penis this means you are male, if you are born with a vagina this means you are a female. People need to stop twisting their reality upside down and then forcing that on the rest of us. Your sexual desires and feelings should be kept to yourself, you do not throw that on someone else.

(Source: The Hill) – Transgender employees should have access to the restroom that corresponds to their gender identity, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said guidance it issued for employers on Monday.

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Iran’s Nuclear Stockpile Grows, Complicating Negotiations

WEB Notes: They did not suddenly grow since last night. This is just a wrench they want to throw in to “complicate” the nuclear negotiations. Remember the Brookings report? If Iran jumps one hurdle than the next one will be set higher until they can no longer “comply”. We posted about Iran refuses inspections of their military bases. That most certainly sounds unreasonable to me. The US would never agree to such a thing itself.

(Source: NY Times) – With only one month left before a deadline to complete a nuclear deal with Iran, international inspectors have reported that Tehran’s stockpile of nuclear fuel increased about 20 percent over the last 18 months of negotiations, partially undercutting the Obama administration’s contention that the Iranian program had been “frozen” during that period.

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Supreme Court unanimously gives a victory to banks at the expense of bankrupt homeowners

WEB Notes: Some people made bad decisions and bit off more than they could chew and some used their homes like an ATM card. Right or wrong there is a bankruptcy system in place to help people through this. Not anymore with respect to the second home loan. Now if you claim bankruptcy you are still stuck with the second mortgage. How about that! Now if you were a bank and on your financial death bed you would simply petition the government and be granted trillions of dollars from the American tax payer; ie: the guy who could not pay his mortgage and had to go bankrupt. Am I the only one seeing a problem here? Who is this benefiting? The banks.

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47% of Americans would have to Borrow or Sell Something to Cover an Unexpected Expense of $400

WEB Notes: To put things into perspective $400-500 dollars is a set of new tires for an economy car. Half of the country does not have enough cash to take care of daily items, things they need to do to sustain themselves.

(Source: Black Listed News) – Financial security has been elusive for millions of Americans since the Great Recession ended. A new report (pdf) from the Federal Reserve demonstrates one way that this insecurity can manifest itself for people.

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NATO in E. Europe: 6,000 in Lithuania war games, Polish HQ doubles troops

WEB Notes: There are always exercises going on. But this year there seems to be much more than normal in addition to all of the exercises on U.S. soil.

(Source: RT) – Lithuania is conducting its biggest military exercises since joining NATO in 2004. Meanwhile, 200 extra troops are set to arrive at the alliance’s headquarters in Eastern Europe, located in Szczecin, Poland.

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UN Says Gays Are Victims of Violent Abuse All Over the World

WEB Notes: When the Supreme Court passes down a ruling that homosexual marriage will be allowed at the Federal Level there are going to be a lot of Christians that are going to face abuse.

(Source: ABC) – The U.N. human rights chief said in a new report that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people are victims of “pervasive, violent abuse, harassment and discrimination” in all regions of the world and cites hundreds of hate-related killings.

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Recovery! New York food banks ask state for $16 million as need rises

WEB Notes: The article states requests for food have risen 20% each year for the last few years. I would love to see the statistics for food banks across the nation.

(Source: MyFoxNy)

Russia to Start Construction On New Iranian Nuke Plant

(Source: Free Beacon) – Russia announced on Monday that it would start construction this year on a second nuclear plant in Iran, according to regional reports.

Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation made the announcement early on Monday, stating that it will begin building a second nuclear power plant in Iran’s southern region later this year, according to Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency.

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Saeed Abedini’s Wife Naghmeh Tells Congress She Cannot Bear Children’s Crushed Hopes Any Longer, Says Only Jesus Is Helping Her Family

(Source: Christian Post) – Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini, is set to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday and urge Congress to free her husband, alongside representatives of the three other Americans wrongfully imprisoned in Iran. Abedini wrote in prepared remarks that she cannot bear any longer to tell her two children their father is still not home.

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