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Date: July 12, 2015

Kentucky Governor to Christian Clerk: Issue Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Licenses or Resign

Source: Christian News | The Democratic governor of Kentucky has ordered a county clerk to issue “marriage” licenses to same-sex pairs or resign from his position.

Gov. Steve Beshear, whose father and grandfather were reportedly both ministers and who identifies as a Baptist, told Casey County clerk Casey Davis on Thursday those were his two choices.

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Isis claims responsibility for deadly car bomb at Italian Consulate in Cairo

Source: Stuff | An explosion has heavily damaged the Italian Consulate in Cairo and killed one person early Saturday, and the jihadi group Islamic State have claimed responsibility.

The attack on a foreign mission was a departure from a pattern of strikes by Islamic militants against Egyptian military and security installations.

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LGBT in Germany, Phillipines call for gay rights

Source: Yahoo | As parades in Germany and the Philippines celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision to legalize gay marriage, advocates want gay rights to follow suit in their own countries. Jillian Kitchener reports. Read More

Study finds 70% decrease in the seabird population since 1950s

Source: The Watchers | Compiling a global database of seabird population size records from English language literature, researchers at the University of British Columbia monitored 513 seabird populations (of total 3 213) and concluded that the monitored seabird populations of our world have dropped overall by 69.3% percent between 1950 and 2010.

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What July snow in Yosemite National Park looks like

WEB Notes: There is a video at the source of this article. The weather is changing there is no doubt about that. Where we live we have received light sprinkles of rain when it should not rain during June and July. Not to mention several lighting storms which again is not normal for our region this time of year.

Source: LA Times | “It’s snowing on Tioga Pass right now!!!!!” Mono County Tourism gushed on its Facebook page Thursday morning. The accompanying video posted by the Eastern Sierra agency shows snow falling at the almost 10,000-foot Sierra pass on the east side of Yosemite National Park.

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In wake of U.S. ruling, Taiwanese rally for gay marriage

WEB Notes: The escalation here is no shock. All eyes were on the US and this nation sets the standard for the world. We will continue to see more nations join the US in their new stance on this act that is against our Father.

Source: Yahoo | Thousands of gay rights supporters marched through Taipei on Saturday, months ahead of elections that are likely to usher in a pro-gay party and could make Taiwan the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Faked ISIS Footage?

WEB Notes: When the “Jihadi John” videos originally hit the mainstream a few red flags went off in my mind.

One the videos appeared fake to me. The first thing that came to my mind was the use of a green screen. If you have some basic understanding of video production then you know a green screen is used behind a scene so in post-production the editors can add in the background they want. If you do not do a good job of it then your “talent” (the actor) will look transposed onto the scene rather than a part of it. With that explanation the actors to me looked layered on top of the background.
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