Hummingbirds and swallows are busily flying about, along with the bats that seem to prefer night flying, but we are thankful for the bats and the swallows as they put a big dent in our mosquito population here in Moose Pass. We need to work on our outside shed to get it mosquito-proof for this summer, as this is where all the smokers go to sit and visit. During the winter it became a storage room for junk. As most of the family and friends know, the Casselman Family are collectors of junk in all forms and it is amazing what we find at our dump stations. We've found coin collections, almost new tools, toys and furniture, as well as firearms and auto parts. It is amazing what people will toss. We also find decent and usable lumber, as well as some firewood, and assorted other goods. One of my favorites is finding boxes of used books. I've been able to fill out some of my favorite collections but what I've found out there. Now why would someone throwaway coin collections or firearms. All we can think is someone cleaned out a rental cabin or apartment and simply tossed it all. I find that sad. Yes, some of the things we've scored with we've sold in garage sales, or given on to someone else.
Now lets jump to the NEWS CORNER:
GLOBAL TIMES: Congo- 9th outbreak of the Ebola virus since 1976 has caused 17 deaths so far. ALSO- Nigeria: At Gwaska Village, a reported 50 gunmen riding on motorcycles attacked and killed dozens. (No offender reported so far, or exact numbers of dead and wounded. ALSO- Sweden: "Witch doctors using juju magic to turn women into prostitutes are now on trial in Sweden," Witch doctors are from Nigeria and are forcing their magic on women kidnapped for sex trafficking. ( Yes, actual criminal case and not a report of Big Foot. Fear can cause a lot of people to believe in such as witch doctors and magic.)
JERUSALEM ONLINE: Friday, 5/11, Thousands of protesters at Gaza/Israel Border Security Fence for Protests. One Palestinian killed.
ALSO- Russia reports a terror attack targeting an event attended by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was thwarted.
THOUGHTFUL MIND QUOTE: "While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that the many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms." Randy Neugebauer
ALSO- "There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." Will Rogers.
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: Report- Billionaire George Soros, left-wing politician and admitted atheist, "Sole founder of PAC targeting infrequent voters in battleground states," while using his fortune to boost the campaign funds of his nominees, has placed $1.5 million in support of left-wing prosecutors in selected states.
JERUSALEM POST: (This is different from Jerusalem Online, though they carry much of the same stories.) U.S. Official says, " Jerusalem embassy move does not settle 'contested borders' issue." ALSO- Russia- After Prime Minister Netanyahu's visit to Russia, Putin announced Russia would back-off on the sale of S-300 Missiles to Syria. ( But this may change as President Assad of Syria has since flown to Moscow to speak with Putin. ) ALSO- Egypt Envoy to Israel calls on Israel to adopt the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative - which is what Former President Obama wanted, but Israel said "NO". ( This initiative would set Israel back to the 1967 borders, for which the 6-Day War was fought for and won by Israel, shocking the world. The old borders allows Israel to lose its coastline and once again allow them to become an easy target for an invading force.)
GLOBAL TIMES: China- SU-35 fighter jets join air patrols around Taiwan, escorting H-6K bombers on island patrol, while China's J-20 fighter undergoes their first maritime training. (This is said to be an attempt to intimidate Taiwan. Both the J-20 and SU-35 are brand new fighters and said to be equal to our latest fighters.) ALSO- Guatemala asked Sweden and Venezuela to withdraw their ambassadors , accusing them of interfering in domestic policies and calling their country as being corrupt.
JAPAN NEWS: Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupted on Java, sparking mass evacuations. ( Several volcanoes in the South East Asia islands now erupting, causing mass evacuations and health problems. Hawaii's Big Island still active and evacuations continue there. (???)
TELEGRAPH -UK: Report- NASA is sending a helicopter to search the skies over Mars. ALSO- Junk food ads to be banned across Tube, on buses and trains in the City of London. (Good or bad, junk food is frowned upon by the Muslim faith...is this why?). ALSO- Police hunt suspected serial sex attacker after 13-attacks on London streets. ALSO- Online delivery services fuel moped crimes, as they have increased by 30-fold in 5 years. (Yet, the police are still not allowed to use mopeds to chase after the offenders down the narrow passageways.
TELEGRAPH-GERMANY: UK, France and Germany pledge to remain in Iran Deal as the US withdraws. (That move can really end up biting them in the rear at some future date.)
ITALY NEWS: "EU facing crisis as Italy's potential next finance minister wants to 'demolish the Euro'."
MOSCOW TIMES: Russia - draft of new law proposes jail term for those who comply with U.S. Sanctions against Russia. Law would also make it a criminal offense for Russian citizens to help foreign governments by providing advice or information.
GUARDIAN: Scotland- "First mosque opens on outer Hebrides in time for Ramadan." ALSO- South Africa- Police hunt for three men after a Durban Mosque attack.
JERUSALEM ONLINE: Gaza Border- 28 Palestinians reportedly killed at protest. ALSO- Report: Funding for the Gaza protests/riots coming from Iran.
THOUGHTFUL MIND QUOTE: "Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance." Samuel Johnson.
GATESTONE INSTITUTE NEWS: "Is France Really an Ally of the United States?" "No-go zones (where police do not enter), are growing rapidly in the suburbs of all of France's main cities." "Islamazation (a new word), is everywhere. In hundreds of mosques , imams deliver fiery anti-western speeches . Churches are vandalized. The number of rape is rapidly increasing." President Macron of France has now created "A new Islamic Institution destined to adapt France to Islam- not adapt Islam to France." "More mosques are now being built with taxpayer money..."
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: Russian bombers intercepted near Alaskan borders. ALSO- Iran group offers up $100,000 to anyone who'll bomb the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.
JERUSALEM ONLINE: Gaza Border violence- 50,000 Palestinians protesting, leading to 40 deaths. (Imagine what Israel might look like if they allowed 50,000 protesters to cross their border. Why aren't the other countries asking this for themselves if it happened on their borders and the media is the primary offender in leading this protest) ALSO- French President Macron condemned the violence against Gaza protests.
THOUGHTFUL MIND QUOTE: "Our problems are man-made, therefor they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings." John F. Kennedy.
GATESTONE: In 2017, a Swedish Police report showed there are 61- no-go-zones in Sweden, or lawless areas. They en compass 200 criminal networks, consisting of 5,000 criminals. 23 of the no-go-zones are especially critical, with children as young as 10 yrs involved in serious crimes-including use of weapons drugs. Most involve Muslims and foreign migrants.
JERUSALEM ONLINE: "Dispite the dire crisis in Gaza, HAMAS rejects humanitarian aid from Israel." ALSO- Turkey expels Israel's Consul General, as Israel- Turkey rift escalates. ALSO- An Israeli news crew was attacked in Istanbul, Turkey by a civilian crowd. (No info on injuries).
JERUSALEM POST: Report from a "Hamas Official- 50 of the these killed in Gaza on Monday were members." ( This makes them HAMAS and terrorists, thus making this protest to be an act of war as they fought to break through the security fence).
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: 172 House members are calling on the U.N.'s World Health Organization to now allow Taiwan to attend this years Global Health Summit. Last year, China's used its power to keep Taiwan from attending the summit. , as they're attempting to do this year. (What does China fear?).
MANILA TIMES: President Duterte of the Philippines announced that any attempt to remove him from office would be BLOCKED by China. He reportedly stated, "China won't allow my ouster." ALSO- President Duterte says he vows to resign if it is proven he had a hand in the ouster of Chief Justice Sereno. ALSO- President Duterte named the officials under probe for Corruption, including prosecutors and officials from Departments of Justice, Public Works and Highways, Customs and officials at the airports. (List was long and it sounds like he might be trying to keep the eye off of him. A lot of Filipinos are not happy with their President's closeness with China.)
IRAN HERALD: "EU reassures Iran of protection for firms from US Sanctions." ALSO- "Turkish banker is sentenced to 32 months in Iran Sanctions case." ALSO- "ISIS Command Center in Syria destroyed by Iraqi Air Force."
JERUSALEM POST: "Palestinians to submit applications to join 3 U.N. Agencies." ALSO- " U.S. imposes fresh-related Hezbollah -related sanctions." ALSO- Palestinian Minister suggest Arabs recall ambassadors in Washington. ALSO- "Brazil charges 11-people with an attempt to set-up an ISIS cell. ALSO- UN Human Rights Council/Commission poised to probe Israel for "war crimes" over Gaza deaths. ALSO- "Israel says HAMAS curbed Gaza protests after Egypt's warning."
JERUSALEM ONLINE: Report- "Iran bought Israeli equipment from Turkey." The UN has launched an investigation into Turkey allegedly transferring electronic equipment to Iran in violation of UN Sanctions.
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: Media Blames Israel for Death of Palestinian Child." But Doctor says the boy had died of pre-existing conditions. Story by Alex Griswold
That IT, folks. I hope you check out these news sources yourself. Please remember some of my stories may carry some propaganda, it is hard to get by it. Judge it yourself. But, please stay involved with what is happening in our world. Ignorance can never help, as well as fear. We have our Lord to pray to for guidance and so many other needs in our day to day lives. Mona and I try to pray everyday, but we slip up now and then. We have so many loved ones in need of physical and mental healing.
When I think about Israel I try to imagine 50,000 protesters at our Mexican or even our Canadian Borders, trying to fight their way in and our soldiers are making a stand. Yes, people will be hurt and some of them are going to die to protect our land.
I tried to imagine this while writing my 13-book series "Fire and Ice". I have A Shaman from South America who leads hundreds of thousands of the poor with his vision to take over the United States, to seize our wealth. They leave South America, journey up through Central America and then enter Mexico. By the time they hit the U.S./Mexican border they are nearly an unstoppable force. Our U.S. Forces become a physical fence in an attempt to stop them. You'll have to read the book. But, I see Israel doing this, protecting their country from invasion, but the world's media wants to picture them as the evil. What would these other countries do if it befell them?
I'll let you go. Thanks for reading and I'll appreciate your prayers in the sale of my books. Please remember my goal is to reach the unsaved, that just maybe one of my books might help bring a lost soul to the Lord's salvation.
God Bless your week, your health and the many decisions you'll be making. Prayer really helps. BILL