A man fatally shot one of three intruders who allegedly broke into his Sunrise, Florida, home in a dramatic moment all caught on the homeowner’s call to 911.
Sunrise police received the 911 call Monday from the homeowner, Warren Darlow, who told the police he saw a car pull into his driveway. According to arrest affidavits obtained by ABC News, Darlow then told police he saw men he didn’t know get out of the car and walk toward his home.
“Fearing the suspects were going to break into his house, Darlow armed himself with a shotgun,” the affidavits say. Darlow told police he loaded the gun and called 911, according to the affidavits. As he was on the phone with 911, the suspects shattered a glass door and broke in, he told police, the affidavits say.
“They’re in my house right now,” the victim whispers to the 911 dispatcher in the call, which was obtained by ABC News.
Donald Trump promised a “new era of peace” during the first stop of his “Thank You” tour in Cincinnati, Ohio, vowing that the US will stop trying to overthrow world governments and will cooperate with countries fighting terrorism.
The president-elect also promised to cooperate with any country interested in destroying Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
“We will partner with every nation that is willing to join us in the effort to defeat ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism,” Trump told a large crowd at US Bank Arena in Cincinnati on Thursday evening, as quoted by TASS.
“We will destroy ISIS. At the same time, we will pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past. We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments, folks,” Trump said, as quoted by The Washington Examiner.
“Our goal is stability, not chaos because we wanna rebuild our country. It’s time,” he said.
He vowed to rebuild the country’s “depleted” military and went on to repeat many of his other campaign vows, including a promise to “construct a great wall at the border” with Mexico.
Trump once again spoke of his mission to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. He called for affordable childcare and help for female entrepreneurs, as well as for an investment of federal resources for law enforcement across the country.
“What we’ve created is a movement, and it’s a beautiful thing,” Trump told his supporters.
Trump also made a surprise announcement of his pick for secretary of defense during the rally, naming Marine Gen. James Mattis as his choice for the position.
The president-elect has slowly been rolling out his cabinet picks, with Mattis becoming the eighth person to be confirmed. Eight more positions remain unannounced, including secretary of state and secretary of homeland security.
Further stops on Trump’s victory tour have yet to be declared, though the president-elect’s director of advance, George Gigicos, told reporters in November that the tour may take Trump to “swing states we flipped over.” Trump managed to win Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Florida – all states which Barack Obama won in both 2008 and 2012.
Additional stops on the tour will be announced after the venues have been booked, according to officials cited by Bloomberg.
Trump has repeatedly credited his pre-election rallies as being key to his win over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, in which he regularly drew tens of thousands of people to venues across the US.
A Rhode Island man crashed his vehicle traveling over 100 miles per hour, while livestreaming the disaster on Facebook, police confirm.
Onasi Olio-Rojas, 20, can be seen alternating between filming himself singing along to rap songs, and showing his point of view as he drives at speeds of up to 116 miles per hour, while weaving erratically through traffic and outside of marked lanes.
Olio-Rojas’ thrill ride came to an abrupt end after he reportedly slammed into the back of a garbage truck and concrete highway barrier.
An emergency crew brought Olio-Rojas to Rhode Island Hospital, where he has been upgraded to ‘fair condition.’ He was the only party injured.
With one month of 2016 to go, the Obama administration has admitted a total of 14,172 Syrian refugees into the United States so far this calendar year, an increase of 625 percent over the same 11-month period in 2015.
Of the 14,172, 14,042 (98.9 percent) are Muslims – 13,872 Sunnis, 25 Shi’a, and 127 other Muslims – and 101 (0.71 percent) are Christians. Another 38 (0.26 percent) are Yazidis, eight refugees with religion given as “other,” and one with “no religion.”
The Christians comprised 25 Catholics, 21 Orthodox, five Protestant, four Jehovah’s Witnesses and 46 refugees self-described simply as “Christian” in State Department Refugee Processing Center data.
Of the 14,172 Syrian refugee arrivals this year, 3,547 (25 percent) are males between the ages of 14 and 50, and 3,216 (22.6 percent) are females aged 14-50. Another 6,849 (48.3 percent) are children under 14 – 3,525 boys and 3,324 girls.
Between January and November last year, 1,955 Syrian refugees were resettled in the U.S., of whom 1,913 (97.8 percent) were Muslims and 30 (1.53 percent) were Christians.
More gun-related FBI background checks were done in 2016 than in any other year in history after November set yet another record for gun sales in the United States.
So far this year, the FBI has processed24,767,514 checks through its National Instant Criminal Background Check System, known as NICS, which puts 2016 more than 160,000 checks above the yearly record set in 2015. The record comes after November 2016 set its own monthly record with 2,561,281 checks, nearly 320,000 more than the previous record set last November. This gun sales spike has lasted for over a year and resulted in monthly records for 19 straight months.
November’s record comes as the firearms industry is beginning its seasonal upswing with millions of Americans purchasing firearms in the lead up to the holiday season. That upswing is likely to add to 2016’s record because December has traditionally seen the highest number of NICS checks for the year.
“Reports of the industry’s demise were greatly exaggerated by the liberal anti-gun media,” Larry Keane, the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s senior vice president, said of the new record.
Roger Stone talks with son of legendary filmmaker Oliver Stone and filmmaker in his own right, Sean Stone, about his latest documentary and what he thinks Trump will do as President of the United States.
Too little shut-eye can have far-reaching effects — even financial ones, a new report says.
Reduced productivity and an increased risk of death linked to lack of sleep among U.S. workers cost the nation’s economy as much as $411 billion a year. That’s more than 2 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), the report revealed.
Lack of sleep leads to the loss of about 1.2 million working days a year in the United States. Sleep deprivation-related productivity losses are caused by employees missing work or working at less than ideal levels, said the study authors from the RAND Corp., a nonprofit research organization.
The federal debt has increased by $13,546,533,671,676.73 since Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California first became the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives on Jan. 3, 2003.
Since then, as the top Democrat in the House, Pelosi has served as either House Minority Leader or House Speaker. She first served as minority leader from Jan. 3, 2003 until Jan. 4, 2007, when she became speaker of the House. After the Democrats lost control of the House in the 2010 elections, she returned to her role as minority leader on Jan. 3, 2011. She has remained in that position since then.
At the close of business on Jan. 3, 2003, when Pelosi first became House minority leader, the federal debt was $6,382,650,489,675.40, according to the U.S. Treasury.
As of the close of business on Monday, Nov. 28, that latest day for which the data is available, the federal debt was $19,929,184,161,352.13.
Major hurricanes, defined on the scale as a Category 3 or above, are characterized by wind speeds of 111 mph or higher and strong storm surges capable of causing “devastating” or “catastrophic” damage.
Scores of demonstrators were arrested on Tuesday as U.S. fast-food and airport workers led nationwide ‘Fight for $15’ protests calling for higher pay and union rights in their first major action since Donald Trump was elected president.
Trump, an international property developer and reality TV star with no government experience, swept into power with promises of creating jobs, especially for downtrodden Americans.
The president-elect – who at various times on the campaign trail suggested U.S. workers were overpaid, but also that the minimum wage should be raised – is due to take office on Jan. 20.
“(Trump) needs to be held accountable for his promises,” said Hector Figueroa, president of 32BJ, a property service workers union affiliated with the Service Employees International Union that backs ‘Fight for $15’.
Donald Trump has brokered a deal with Carrier to save nearly 1,000 of 1,400 jobs the HVAC company planned to move from Indiana to Mexico.
Carrier made the agreement public last night on Twitter, stating, “We are pleased to have reached a deal with President-elect Trump & VP-elect Pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs in Indy. More details soon.”
We are pleased to have reached a deal with President-elect Trump & VP-elect Pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs in Indy. More details soon.
Possible resolutions to ongoing negotiations were made evident when Trump Tweeted on November 24, “I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana) MAKING PROGRESS – will know soon!”
I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS – Will know soon!
A central focus of Trump’s campaign has been on American jobs and protecting them from moving internationally.
After Carrier declared in February, its decision to relocate a large portion of its U.S. operation to Mexico, Trump seized the opportunity to use Carrier as a topical, high-profile example of how globalization hurts American workers.
I heard Donald Trump talk about the Carrier plant in Indiana in person, twice.
He used the story of them moving jobs out of America as an illustation of how unfettered globalism is killing the American middle class. He said when he became president, things like this would change. The media, including many talking heads on the right, ridiculed him and said he a president could do nothing to stop this sort of thing. Just who the hell did Trump think he was? He’s full of shit, was their general reaction.
President-elect Donald Trump and Carrier have reached a deal that will keep nearly 1,000 factory jobs in Indiana, the company said on Tuesday.
Carrier poses an early critical test for Trump, who promised during the campaign to keep American jobs from fleeing to Mexico.
Trump and Mike Pence, the vice president-elect and current governor of Indiana, will be in Indiana on Thursday to announce the deal, Carrier said.
The company, which is owned by defense contractor United Technologies, announced in February that it would close two Indiana plants — a Carrier plant in Indianapolis that employs 1,400 workers and a United Technologies Electronic Controls plant in nearby Huntington, Indiana, that employs 700.
Carrier did not elaborate on the terms of the deal, but it is on the record, as are most other major multinational businesses, as wanting to see a cut in corporate tax rates, especially as it applies to cash earned overseas.
The fate of the more than 400 remaining jobs in Indianapolis was not immediately clear. Nor was it clear whether the 700 jobs at the Huntington plan would be saved.
The company planned to send that work to Mexico starting next year, a move that would have saved it $65 million a year in labor costs, according to the union that represents the workers.
Nearly 100,000 Somali refugees have been admitted into the United States since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including 9,020 during fiscal year 2016 and 1,352 last month alone.
More than 99 percent of those refugees are Muslims, reflecting the religious makeup of Somalia’s population, which is almost entirely Muslim, predominantly Sunni.
Figures for November are not yet available. The State Department’s Refugee Processing Center database was down on Monday – but between the al-Qaeda terror attacks in September 2001 and October 31 this year, 98,799 Somali refugees had been resettled in the U.S.
The largest numbers of Somali refugees arriving in the country since 9/11 have been settled in Minnesota (almost 16,000) and Ohio (more than 7,500), with sizeable communities also in Texas, New York and Arizona.
Infowars.com rocketed into 84th place on SimilarWeb’s Top 100 U.S. Media Publications list – an astonishing 31 position jump from September to October.
“Last but not least, infowars.com, known for its acclaimed host and conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones made an extraordinary leap of 31 spots advancing to 84th in October’s ranking,” they noted in the blurb above their latest chart.
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It’s important to note the Infowars.com website is only a small part of our platform – about 23%. For many other sites, their only reach is their website.
Infowars has also been re-instated on Quantcast’s list of top websites to number 126 on the list after the company had apparently de-listed Infowars.com at the same time that the mainstream media was circulating a list of “fake news websites” that included big conservative news outlets such as Infowars and Breitbart.
Although black Americans make up 13.3% of the U.S. population, they comprised 35% of the total abortions “reported” – 128,682 babies killed — in 2013, according to the latest Abortion Surveillance report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
That number, 128,682 black abortions, comes from only 29 reporting areas, according to the CDC. It does not include black abortions from the following states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Those states “did not report, did not report by race/ethnicity, or did not meet reporting standards,” said the CDC in Table 12 of its report. The header for Table 12 reads, “Reported abortions, by known race/ethnicity of women who obtained an abortion and reporting area of occurrence — selected reporting areas, United States, 2013.”
There are numerous systems built to take down wayward or dangerous drones, but they tend to have one big catch: you need to be relatively close to the drone, which could be scary if the robotic aircraft is packing explosives. DroneShield thinks it can help. It’s introducing the DroneGun, a jammer that disables drone signals (including GPS and GLONASS positioning) from as far as 1.2 miles away. Like most rivals, it doesn’t destroy the target drone — it just forces the vehicle to land or return to its starting point. Anti-drone teams can not only disable threats from a safe distance, but potentially locate their pilots.
It’s not the lightest machine at about 13 pounds, but it’s portable enough to be usable by one person. You don’t need technical training, either, so it’s easy for security staff to use.
Whether or not you see the DroneGun in action is another matter. It’s not FCC-certified as we write this, so you can’t legally operate one in the US. Provided it’s approved, though, it could help take down drones at airports, protect soldiers against drone bombs and otherwise help in situations where it’s simply not possible to get close.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned that his Socialist party risked getting wiped out in next year’s presidential election, as he kept open the possibility in a newspaper interview of running as a candidate in the 2017 vote.
“I must remind you – we could get pulverized during the evening of the first round,” Valls told French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche in an interview to be published on Sunday, adding that “the left wing could die.”
Asked if he could challenge President Francois Hollande in the Socialist party’s primaries, Valls replied: “I will make my decision while examining my conscience.”
The election of Donald Trump has brought a giant wave of optimism to conservative America unlike anything that we have seen since probably the days of Ronald Reagan.
Millions of Americans that were once deeply pessimistic about the future of this country now have hope again thanks to what many consider to be the greatest miracle in the history of U.S. politics. And just like so many of the pre-election polls, the predictions about how the nation would immediately respond to a Trump victory have turned out to be completely wrong as well.
Instead of a historic stock market crash as many in the mainstream media were projecting, we have seen an unprecedented stock market rally in the days following Trump’s win.
Instead of an immediate economic downturn, many economic indicators have surged to their highest levels in quite some time in recent weeks.
And instead of feeling gloomy about the future, many Americans are feeling really good about what is ahead for the first time in a very long time.
The following are 12 signs of extreme optimism in America now that Donald Trump has been elected…
#1 The U.S. dollar is once again the strongest currency in the world. It has soared in value since Trump’s stunning election victory and on Wednesday the U.S. dollar index hit the highest level that we have seen since March 2003.
#2 Stocks continue to skyrocket in the aftermath of Trump’s win. On Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a brand new all-time record closing high of 19083.18.
#3 The University of Michigan’s consumer expectations index has hit the highest level in 18 months.
#4 The percentage of Americans that believe that the U.S. will experience “continuous good times” over the next year has risen to 46 percent, which is up 11 percent from the reading in October.
#5 Some other newly released numbers show that U.S. consumers are the most optimistic that they have been in a decade…
According to the latest report, in some cases, Americans are the most hopeful they have been in more than a decade. For the first time since 2006, 37 percent of households said they expect their personal finances to improve in 2017. Also hitting decade highs: real income expectations, as wage growth continues to gain strength in a broadening swath of the economy.
#6 Investor optimism about stock prices has risen to the highest level in 21 months.
#7 U.S. manufacturing PMI has hit the highest level in 13 months.
#9 The Federal Reserve appears to think that the U.S. economy is now “strong enough” for a hike in interest rates in December.
#10 Now that Trump has won, gun stores are reporting that sales are down significantly as Americans embrace a more positive outlook regarding the future.
#11 A new Gallup poll has found that 51 percent of Americans have become “more confident” in Trump’s ability to lead the country since the election, and only 40 percent have become “less confident”.
#12 As I discussed just a few days ago, Gallup has also found that the percentage of Republicans that believe that the U.S. economy is “getting better” jumped from 16 percent just prior to the election to 49 percent after the election.
Now that Donald Trump has been elected, many Americans are convinced that the U.S. economy will become stronger than ever before.
Now that Donald Trump has been elected, many Americans are convinced that the U.S. military will be rebuilt and will become so strong that nobody will ever dare to mess with us.
Now that Donald Trump has been elected, many Americans are convinced that the United States will once again become the most loved and most respected nation on the entire planet.
Now that Donald Trump has been elected, many Americans are convinced that relations with Russia, China and other major foreign powers will significantly improve.
Now that Donald Trump has been elected, many Americans are convinced that we are on the verge of a “financial harvest” unlike anything we have ever seen before.
Now that Donald Trump has been elected, many Americans are convinced that honor and integrity will be restored throughout our judicial system.
Now that Donald Trump has been elected, many Americans believe that “law and order” will be restored to our cities.
Now that Donald Trump has been elected, many Americans are convinced that we are entering a new golden age of peace and prosperity for the United States.
None of those things are true.
You may not believe me right now, and that is okay, but ultimately all of the things that I have been warning about are going to hit America. We are headed for the worst times that this nation has ever experienced, and in the end it isn’t going to make a difference whether Donald Trump is in the White House or not.
More than 100,000 American sailors’ personal data was stolen in a recent security breach, the Navy revealed Wednesday.
The names and social security numbers for 134,386 sailors were lifted from a contractor’s laptop, according to Navy Times. The Navy was notified of the breach last month by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, which reported that one of the contractor’s laptops was “compromised.” The stolen data was pulled from the Career Waypoints Database, a Navy re-enlistment database.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is conducting an investigation.
The jailed architect of 9/11 revealed that al Qaeda’s plan to kill the United States was not through military attacks but immigration and “outbreeding nonmuslims” who would use the legal system to install Sharia law, according to a blockbuster new book.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed also predicted that intelligence officials using so-called “enhanced interrogation” techniques such the waterboarding he experienced would eventually come under attack from weak-kneed U.S. politicians and media.
In Enhanced Interrogation, CIA contractor James Mitchell tells for the first time about his role interrogating al Qaeda principals, many like KSM still jailed at Guantanamo Bay. He details accounts of waterboarding and other interrogation sessions of the nation’s most notorious enemies.
None more so than Mohammed. Among the most facinating aspects of the book are chatty discussions between KSM and Mitchell long after the waterboarding and before he was delivered to the prision at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he clammed — and lawyered — up.
After being violently attacked twice in two weeks because of her race, the mother of a 12-year-old girl attending a school in Kansas City where whites are a minority says her daughter “doesn’t want to be white anymore.”
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A metro mom feels helpless after police say her daughter was attacked at school. The mother said students are targeting her daughter because of her skin color.
Police say a 12-year-old girl was punched in the face at school by another student Monday at the Frontier School of Excellence off 56th Street and Troost in Kansas City.
Chandis Kee said this is the second time in two weeks her daughter was attacked, and she said it’s because of her race.
“About two weeks ago she reported being called racial names,” the mom said.
She said that’s about the time her 12-year-old daughter Blessyed was first attacked by two girls.
“One pushed her and the other one pushed her and she tried to fight back, that was the end of that. They called her racial names that day,” she said.
The school confirmed “an incident happened” and said it was “quickly rectified and resolved.”
But Kee said Monday, her daughter was attacked again.
“She just started hitting me in my face area. Everything went black and every time she hit me, it was just like bursts of light. It happened so fast, and then I wondered, ‘Why would she do this?’ because I didn’t even know the girl. I’ve never seen her or ever talked to her.” Blessyed Kee said.
The school appears to have done little to remedy the situation.
FOX 4 obtained a copy of the police report from. It describes the victim’s swollen eye, and the vice principal told police “the attack was unprovoked.”
“It’s been multiple times. People call me white when I’m walking down the hallway or [pointing to the playground] we were standing over there one day and someone called me a white curse word,” Blessyed said.
FOX 4 asked the school about the victim’s previous reports of racial slurs and the school said officials “had no prior references to bullying.”
But Kee said, “She did warn them! She did warn them they were calling her racial names in the hallway.”
Kee said she didn’t feel reassured from school officials after either attack and now she doesn’t know what to do with her daughter.
“The school, how are they going to reassure me that they feel safe when she warned them and they didn’t care? She did all the right things,” said Kee. “She doesn’t want to be white anymore. What do I do then? I can’t change her color. She’s white.”
Kee said the school told her girl who punched her daughter was suspended, but they wouldn’t tell her anything more, including the attacker’s name. Kee said that is frustrating because she needs to know who hit her daughter in order to request a restraining order.
By contrast, milk was the top commodity bought from the same retailer by customers not on food stamps.
In calendar year 2011, according to the study, food stamp recipients spent approximately $357,700,000 buying soft drinks from an enterprise the study reveals only as “a leading U.S. grocery retailer.”
That was more than they spent on any other “food” commodity—including milk ($253,700,000), ground beef ($201,000,000), “bag snacks” ($199,300,000) or “candy-packaged” ($96,200,000), which also ranked among the top purchases.
An unnamed 14-year-old British girl who suffered – and recently succumbed to – terminal cancer, has won the right to freeze her body on the off chance that it may be resurrected in the future.
The girl’s mother fully supported her daughter’s decision to do with her body what she wished, however the child’s father was vehemently against the idea.
After taking to the Internet to investigate freezing a body after death, the child wrote to the court her final wish for her body, taking agency for herself. She stated in a letter:
“I have been asked to explain why I want this unusual thing done. I’m only 14 years old and I don’t want to die, but I know I am going to. I think being cryo‐preserved gives me a chance to be cured and woken up, even in hundreds of years’ time.
I don’t want to be buried underground. I want to live and live longer and I think that in the future they might find a cure for my cancer and wake me up. I want to have this chance. This is my wish.”
After the girl’s death, her body was transported to the United States from her home in London, where it will be frozen for an undetermined amount of time. It is assumed the frozen body will remain until her body can possibly be restored or it is no longer feasible to continue to hold it.
The fee for remaining in the cryogenic chamber was £37,000, or about $46,000 USD. Although the family didn’t have the money out of pocket, they were able to raise the funds together before the child’s death.
Justice Peter Jackson, who made the ruling, says that this case may actually bring about regulations for cryogenically freezing people in the future. He stated that although everything went in accordance with the child’s wishes and she died peacefully knowing she would be frozen, the process was still very messy and difficult for everyone involved:
“However, the note makes unhappy reading in other ways. The trust expresses very real misgivings about what occurred on the day of (her) death.
On (her) last day, her mother is said to have been preoccupied with the post-mortem arrangements at the expense of being fully available to (her).
The voluntary organisation is said to have been under-equipped and disorganised, resulting in pressure being placed on the hospital to allow procedures that had not been agreed.
Although the preparation of (her) body for cryogenic preservation was completed, the way in which the process was handled caused real concern to the medical and mortuary staff.”
If successful, Jackson also has other misgivings about the child’s welfare. As a 14-year-old who has been resurrected, she will presumably awaken in another country with all of her relatives and friends having passed away a century or two ago.
“She may be left in a desperate situation,” he stated of the girl’s uncertain future.
Under the expansion of the Affordable Care Act there are 11.5 million able-bodied adults who are enrolled in Medicaid, more than double what was originally projected, according to a report from the Foundation for Government Accountability.
In April 2015, the foundation began tracking the 24 states that expanded Medicaid. The states projected that only 5.5 million adults would enroll.
“Newly-obtained data from these 24 states shows that at least 11.5 million able-bodied adults have now enrolled in Obamacare expansion—an overrun of 110 percent or more than double projections,” the report said. “Some states have signed up more than four times as many able-bodied adults as they said would ever enroll.”
The states that have expanded Medicaid since that time—Alaska, Indiana, Louisiana, and Montana—have all enrolled more able-bodied adults than projected.
At least 115 people were killed when an overnight passenger train rolled off the track in northern India early Sunday, with rescuers working into the night to pull people out of the mangled coaches, police said.
The death toll was expected to rise further because rescue workers had yet to gain access to one of the worst-damaged of the 14 coaches that derailed, said Daljeet Chaudhary, a director general of police. About 150 people were injured, he said.
The train derailed at around 3:10 a.m., jolting awake passengers who had settled in for the long trip. Survivors and bodies were retrieved from mangled coaches that had fallen on their side.
Donald Trump is not the president yet, and Barack Obama could still do an extraordinary amount of damage during his last two months in the White House.
Prior to the election, I described the period of time ending on January 20th as “the danger zone”, and my outlook has not changed just because Donald Trump was victorious on election night. As you will see, the next two months are an absolutely critical time, and if we can get through January 20th without something major happening perhaps we can breathe a little bit easier (at least for a while). On the other hand, the events of the next two months could easily plunge this country into a period of unprecedented chaos. A lot of people are feeling really good about things right now because of Trump’s victory, but now is definitely not a time to relax and let down our guard.
And the truth is that Donald Trump has not even won the presidency yet. As I detailed shortly before election night, the next president will not be determined until December 19th when the Electoral College meets.
On Monday, December 19th the members of the Electoral College will gather in all 50 state capitals to cast their votes for president. It is then, and only then, that the next president of the United States will be elected.
Throughout our history, electors have followed the will of the people more than 99 perfect of the time, but there have been “faithless electors” before, and if Democrats can get enough of them to switch sides in December it is still possible (though not probable) that Hillary Clinton could win the election.
One petition that is asking electors to switch their votes has already been signed by more than 4 million people. The petition claims that Donald Trump is “unfit to serve” as president, and that since Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by a wide margin she should be elected president instead. The following comes from a USA Today article entitled “Could the Electoral College elect Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump?“…
A Change.org petition, now signed by more than 4.3 million people, encourages members of the Electoral College to cast their votes for Hillary Clinton when the college meets on Dec. 19. The petition argues that Donald Trump is “unfit to serve” and that “Secretary Clinton WON THE POPULAR VOTE and should be President.”
“If they all vote the way their states voted, Donald Trump will win,” the petition states. “However, they can vote for Hillary Clinton if they choose. Even in states where that is not allowed, their vote would still be counted, they would simply pay a small fine – which we can be sure Clinton supporters will be glad to pay! We are calling on the Electors to ignore their states’ votes and cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton.”
Personally, I don’t believe that this is going to happen. They may be able to flip a few electors, but the gap in electoral votes is almost certainly too wide for the Democrats to overcome.
However, that is not the only concern we are facing. Ever since his victory on November 8th, there have been a multitude of violent threats against Donald Trump and his family. And without a doubt, there are a lot of very powerful people that would be very interested in finding a way to keep Donald Trump from getting to Inauguration Day. So let us pray for his safety and for the safety of his family.
If Donald Trump were to be incapacitated after he wins the Electoral College vote on December 19th, Mike Pence would take his place.
But if something were to happen to him before December 19th, his electors would be free to vote for another candidate – including Hillary Clinton.
If everything goes smoothly and Donald Trump successfully makes it to Inauguration Day, he could be facing one of the biggest political protests in United States history.
In an article for The Most Important News, I showed that the far left is calling for thousands upon thousands of protesters to descend upon Washington D.C. on January 20th in order to disrupt the Inauguration festivities as much as possible.
This giant protest is being organized by the usual suspects, and they have already put up Facebook pages, websites, and the hashtag “#DisruptJ20″ is being widely used all over social media.
Traditionally Inauguration Day is a day of joy and celebration, but the far left seems intent on transforming it into a massive riot.
Let us hope that they are not successful.
Another reason why we will be in “the danger zone” over the next two months is because of what Barack Obama may choose to do at the United Nations.
Now that it looks like Donald Trump is going to be our next president, the international pressure on Barack Obama to do something at the United Nations regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict before the end of his term has become even more intense.
Saying that pushing agendas “contrary to the president-elect’s position” would not be in the “spirit of the transition”, Trump national security advisor for Donald Trump last week warned the Obama administration against making moves on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in his last months in office.
“On big, transformative issues where President Obama and President-elect Trump are not in alignment, I don’t think it’s in keeping with the spirit of the transition…to try to push through agenda items that are contrary to the president-elect’s positions,” the advisor told Politico.
Specifically, the concern is that Obama may decide to support a UN Security Council resolution that would officially recognize a Palestinian state, set the parameters for a “two state solution”, and establish East Jerusalem as the capital for the new Palestinian state.
Just a few weeks ago, an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Obama’s Israel Surprise?” reported that this is one of the options that the Obama administration is strongly considering right now. A UN Security Council resolution would be legally binding on both Israel and the Palestinians, and it would be something that President Trump would not be able to undo.
The rest of the UN Security Council is eager to support such a resolution, and so the decision about whether this resolution is going to happen or not sits in the hands of Barack Obama, and at this moment we do not know what he is going to do. The following comes from an article by Leo Hohmann…
The Wall Street Journal reported one week before Tuesday’s election that Obama had requested his aides provide him with a list of options to deal with the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Israeli diplomats, according to the WSJ story, are preparing for the possibility that a lame-duck President Obama “may try to force a diplomatic resolution for Israel and the Palestinians at the United Nations.”
The president is presumably now reviewing those options, which number about half a dozen.
He may be preparing to recognize a Palestinian state at the U.N. before he leaves office, WSJ reported.
If Barack Obama decides to divide the land of Israel at the United Nations, it will be the worst decision of his entire presidency. I have warned repeatedly that all hell will break loose in America if it happens, and it will also mean that many of the events that I warn about in my latest book are much closer than many had been anticipating.
But if we can get to January 20th and the land of Israel has not been divided yet, we may be able to rest easy for at least a little while, because Trump has already said that he would not support a UN Security Council resolution that forces a solution on the Israelis and Palestinians.
When politicians are going to do something that they know people won’t like, they tend to try to sneak it through around the holidays when a lot of people aren’t paying attention. For example, yesterday I discussed how the legislation that created the Federal Reserve was rushed through Congress right before Christmas in 1913.
So keep an eye on the period around Thanksgiving and the period around Christmas. If Barack Obama is going to stab Israel in the back, it may happen during one of those times.
My hope is that we can get through January 20th without anything going seriously wrong. If that happens, I know that I will be very thankful.
And as I detailed in a previous article, Donald Trump will be 70 years, 7 months and 7 days old on his first full day in office on January 21st, and that will happen in year 5777 on the Hebrew calendar.
Could that be a sign of better things ahead as many believe?
Or will the next two months set off a chain of events that will be absolutely disastrous for this nation?
I believe that this is an absolutely critical moment in our history, and let us hope that our leaders make the right decisions.
The human race will not survive another 1,000 years if it cannot escape “fragile” Earth, physicist Stephen Hawking warned during a lecture on the universe, saying we need to expand beyond our planet.
Speaking at the Oxford Union debating society, Hawking said it is necessary to “continue to go into space for the future of humanity.”
“I don’t think we will survive another one thousand years without escaping beyond our fragile planet,” he said, as quoted by The Independent.
Hawking’s remark comes after he estimated in January that human colonies on Mars would not be built for another 100 years, stressing that the human race must be “very careful” in the time leading up to that point.
During his lecture, the 74-year-old also commented on the work of humans coming “this close to understanding the laws that govern us and the universe,” calling it a “triumph.”
Reflecting on those achievements, Hawking described the present-day as a “glorious time to be alive and doing research into theoretical physics.”
He also noted his own accomplishments – albeit in a rather humble way – by saying he is happy if he has made a “small contribution” to the changing picture of the universe that has taken place over the past 50 years.
Looking to the future, Hawking spoke of “ambitious” goals, saying “we will map the position of millions of galaxies with the help of [super] computers like Cosmos. We will better understand our place in the universe.”
The Cosmos, one of the world’s largest shared-memory Supercomputers, is located in the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (CTC) at Cambridge University.
Parting on an inspiring note, Hawking encouraged those in the audience to “remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.”
“Try to make sense of what you see, wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up,” he said.
The Obama administration has resettled 14,074 Syrian refugees in the United States since the Paris terror attacks a year ago prompted concerns that terrorist groups could exploit refugee admission programs to infiltrate Western countries.
Of those 14,074 refugees, 13,954 (99.1 percent) are Muslims, including 13,808 Sunnis, 27 Shi’ites, and 119 others self-described in State Department Refugee Processing Center data as simply “Moslem.”
Eighty-three (0.58 percent) of the 14,074 Syrian arrivals are Christians, and another 28 (0.19 percent) are Yazidis, another minority which, like the Christian community, has been singled out and targeted by violent jihadists in what the U.S. and several other governments have labeled “genocide.”
The Christian cohort comprises 17 Catholics, 15 Orthodox, five Protestants, four Jehovah’s Witnesses, one Greek Orthodox and 41 refugees described as “Christian” with no further denomination provided.