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Joel P. Rutkowski, Ph.D., President



Sunday, February 18, 2018





In Today’s Issue: 




What In The Fresh Hell Is This? Reporter Suggests More Abortions Would Have Prevented Florida Shooting


Florida House panel targets abortion procedure


‘Abortion reversal’ bill moves to Senate floor (Idaho)


Kansas Republican leaders back constitutional amendment on abortion




Taliban are a part of the social fabric of Afghanistan, Kabul tells US diplomat


Another Provincial Governor Defies Dismissal Orders from Afghan President


Ghani Vows Repatriation of All Afghans in Pakistan in Two Years (Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has pledged to bring back all refugees in Pakistan in “the next 24 months,” saying it will put an end to allegations the displaced community is a source of regional instability.)





Morocco OKs law against violence on women, wives excluded


Nigeria: Muslims murder 19, injure 50 in jihad suicide bombings at fish market





Critical Australia Water-sharing Plan Is on Brink of Collapse


 Three men arrested over $270 million ice haul as officers make biggest meth bust in South Australia's history





When Will We Have the Guts to Link Fatherlessness to School Shootings?





'Slippery slope': Opposition mounts to Canadian media's plan to block piracy websites


Tesla's latest smart power grid experiment begins in Canada


Vancouver criticized for boasting about low pay of its tech workers in Amazon HQ bid


B.C. vows crackdown after investigation reveals money-laundering scheme


Becca Schofield, N.B. teen who inspired #BeccaToldMeTo campaign, has died


Sajjan asks Trudeau to meet Indian politician who accused Canada of Sikh separatist sympathies


Powerful women inside NDP push for stronger harassment policy as #MeToo hits politics


Supreme Court ruling affirms injured workers’ rights on the job




Florida school shooting: Students to march on Washington





China’s Overseas Basing: Will the PLA Follow the Renminbi?


‘Why aren’t you married?’: In China, gay men and lesbians pair off to keep parents off their backs





U.S. 'Mulling Cyber Strike Against N.Korea'




Kasich: 'No confidence' Congress will address guns (Governor of Ohio John Kasich(R)




Minnesota: Muslim who stabbed two in “act of Jihad in the way of Allah” gets 15 years prison dawah




Smart cities are wide open to cyber-attacks, experts warn




Nikolas Cruz showed no warning signs before Florida school shooting, say couple who took him in


Names and Faces of Those Who Died


A Neighbor's 911 Call: Another Unheeded Tip in Florida School Shooting


Report: Florida shooter said he hates Jews, claims they want to destroy world


It’s time to believe tipsters when they warn us about maniacs


Gunman Was Called Low Risk After a Visit by Social Services


Fla. social services investigated suspect before rampage, knew he wanted to buy gun


School shooter’s brother committed to mental facility


School gunman has history of abusing his mother





George Soros’s Son Donated $650,000 to Democratic Committees and Campaigns Last Year


Monica's 'scandalous' dress, the grand jury and Clinton's improper' admission





Former Trump aide Rick Gates to plead guilty; agrees to testify against Manafort, sources say


Fox News Exclusive: Sessions has no regrets regarding exit from Russia probe (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)


The Mueller Dogs Bark, but the Caravan Moves On  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)


4 Things to Know About Mueller’s Indictment of 13 Russians


Mueller’s new indictments put the pressure on Trump to take action




 Florida superintendent: 'We need a smarter system' to prevent school shootings


Neil deGrasse Tyson Denigrates Faithful: ‘The Power Of Prayer Is Insufficient To Stop Bullets From Killing School Children’ (AVIPP COMMENTARY: When God was allowed in schools children were not murdered in schools.)


LGBT activists claim law protects boys in girls' showers


There is something states can do to prevent school shootings: Pass a 'red flag' law


District caught altering evidence to ban Christian club




Mexican Nationals Meddled and Colluded in the 2016 Election





Arab states must prepare for a world that doesn’t need their oil




Denmark: Police hunting for “very dangerous” Muslim who injured two people with an axe




School Children in Danger Under Obama’s Fundamentally Transformed FBI


Fire the FBI Chief




French Jewish group accuses Israel of causing anti-Semitism, loses state funding


France: Muslim “reformer” and accused rapist Tariq Ramadan hospitalized, may be too ill to remain in jail


Thousands of Kurds stage protest march in France




Russia and US trade barbs in Munich over election meddling claims




Black Panther tops weekend box office in record-setting success


Establishment media slams Clint Eastwood film for not portraying Islamic jihad terrorist sympathetically


An Italian model's rape allegations against Weinstein could bring charges. But the case is far from overwhelming




Republicans bet the House majority on the Trump tax cut.


 Outgoing GOP rep: Republican Party 'heading into trouble' in election


Maxine Waters Attended Nation Of Islam Convention (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)


Republicans say Obama 'failed to act' on Russian threat, after indictment


House Dems call for first Education Committee hearing on school shootings since Sandy Hook





As China concerns grow, India looks to build military presence in Seychelles


Deaths threats and riots as Bollywood epic divides India


India: Muslims beat Hindu women for passing too close to a mosque, three women hospitalized


President or Luxury Towers: Either Way, Trump Is Big in India




Infrastructure plan must not succumb to free-trade mythology


Trump’s infrastructure push is overshadowed by controversy and tragedy




$30bn to rebuild Iraq, now the hard work begins




All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran




Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Sunday, February 18, 2018)


Why settlement construction isn’t the answer to terror


In rugged Negev desert, Israeli scientists plan for mission to Mars


Israel is tight-rope walking around another devastating conflict


Netanyahu slams 'outrageous' Holocaust remark by Polish PM in Munich (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


Critically wounded pilot downed in Syria strike walks out of hospital


Uptick in Arab Terror Attacks on Israelis in Judea & Samaria


The British activist who went from radical Islam to staunch Israel ally


Trump's envoy blasts 'cowardly' Hamas


Netanyahu said a suspect in Bezeq probe, will be questioned soon


Palestinian laid to rest in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  as Israel returns body after 5 months


Rivlin calls Polish prime minister’s Holocaust comments ‘a new low’ (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin)


Arabs steal vehicle, drive through police roadblock


PA slams Israeli bill to withhold money it uses to pay prisoners


Netanyahu: Israel will strike Iran directly if need be


Arab judge withdraws from race for Supreme Court


Israel completes watchtower checkpoint at Damascus Gate entrance to Old City


Palestinian Authority’s Abbas Prepares for Speech at UN Security Council (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)


Police arrest Israelis over assault of Arab bus driver


Video: Palestinians march in the funeral of slain teen killed 10 days ago


IDF Hits 18 Hamas Terror Positions Overnight (Israel Defense Forces)


Rocket from Gaza explodes in southern Israel


Omar al-Abed, Palestinian teen who killed 3 settlers in July, sentenced to life in prison


Netanyahu to Iran: 'Do Not Test Israel's Resolve' (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


Swastikas, slurs daubed on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv


Muslim cleric says Allah has gathered the Jews in Israel to make it easier to “annihilate” them


Trump promotes Jordan, downgrades PLO and defunds UNRWA


Hamas says it used anti-aircraft missiles against Israeli jets over Gaza


4 Israelis Hurt by Bomb Set in Flag at Gaza Fence, Igniting Night of Fighting


IDF says false alarms triggered border sirens as airstrikes continue over Gaza (Israel Defense Forces)





Job center for Syrians opens in Jordan refugee camp      




The Left Is Reaping the Whirlwind of the Culture They Made





Infidelity: Why the oldest taboo continues to be broken




Must-See Moments: Media Politicizes Florida School Shooting


DEBUNKED: Mainstream media claims Florida shooter ‘trained by the NRA.’ But here’s the truth.




They survived a 7.2 earthquake. Then a helicopter came crashing down




Saudi Arabia backs new UN move to condemn Iran


Pakistan’s Saudi deployment risks entanglement in Yemen


If US-China trade war goes global, it has big implications for Mideast


US Jewish leaders gush about visit to ‘tolerant’ United Arab Emirates


UAE intercepts Houthi missile fired toward Mokha in Yemen


Saudi Arabia, India renew pledge to boost economic ties





Pentagon chief on who ordered attack on US-backed forces in Syria: ‘Don’t ask me’


Baltimore Sun’s Jonathan Pitts pushes Hamas-linked CAIR effort to force Naval Academy to drop counterterror speaker


‘An Endless War’: Why 4 U.S. Soldiers Died in a Remote African Desert


Emails detail how senior US military officers grappled with false Hawaii missile alert


US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols


Funeral held for US soldier from Ghana killed in Bronx fire


Military now faced with watching for enemy bacteria





Last month's failed SM-3 Block IIA missile test off Kauai cost $130M





Myanmar’s wars are more than resource grabs




McMaster talks tough on Iran funding, Russia meddling    (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)


Trump to McMaster: Election wasn’t impacted by Russians




New Zealand: Teen jihadi to get “proper Islamic counselling” to “overcome his radicalisation”




Former Pakistani Taliban Spokesman to Face Trial in Military Court 


 Pakistan Charged India Rs 1.5 Lakh For PM Narendra Modi's Surprise Stopover in Lahore


Pakistan court sentences man to death for rape and murder of girl, 7





Shock Video: Chicago Inmates Applaud as Cop Killer Walks By


Muslim prison official bans Christian chaplain




The Aussie Invasion: Hillsong Hits America's Shores  (Hillsong, a Pentecostal mega-worship group, is making headway in the United States.  Will it suffer the same decline of other mainline denominations, or will this operation thrive on foreign shores?)


Faith is no longer a virtue in America





'ALLAHU AKBAR': Man kills 5 at Russia church, shot dead by cops


Five dead in Russia church shooting; suspect killed by police


Four people killed and four injured after gunman opens fire on churchgoers in Russia


Beware of the Real Russian Threat


Russia Launches ‘Information’ War, U.S. Responds with Lawsuit and Self-Destruction


Russia In The World – Russia In Latin America Part II


Russia Wanted Trump to Win. And It Wanted to Get Caught.


Russia dismisses US charges as ‘just blabber,’ ‘Russophobia’


The oil field carnage that Moscow doesn't want to talk about


How Russian trolls seamlessly insinuated themselves into U.S. political conversation





Sanders: Trump not speaking out against Russia 'is a horror show'  (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)


Senator: ‘Making Polluters Pay’ Bill Won't Hurt Democrats on Campaign Trail


Trump Should Back Romney in Senate Run, McConnell Says (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)


Sen. Feinstein Will Introduce Legislation to Change Minimum Age Requirements for Gun Purchases (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)


The 14 GOP senators who voted against Trump’s immigration framework




Fake Social Media Posts Claim 'Racial Assaults' At Black Panther Movie


Russians Turned to Facebook Most Often to Stir Discord in ’16


The honeymoon is over for celebs and social media




Over 2,000 Jobs to Be Lost as GM Korea Shuts Down Plant






First black driver to start the Daytona 500 in almost 50 years makes more history by topping speed chart in final practice session




NBC News sells soul to push ill-considered Olympics coverage


‘Furious’ US hockey coach skips handshake with Russian coach


NHL Scoreboard





Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets


‘People are angry’: Pain turns political in Fla. after school shooting





Is Tillerson serious about modernizing the State Department’s workforce? (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)


Trump ambassador nominee had unsettling management style, women say 





Afrin: Kurdish fighters 'strike deal' with Syrian army




For Taiwanese, Tests of Loyalty to China Bring Trouble in Workplace





Turkey official denies use of chemical weapons in Afrin


Sentenced To Life: Press Freedom In Turkey Hits New Low


Turkey’s outreach hints at Ottoman revival


Doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in Syria





UK: Muslim was paid nearly $2,250,000 for fake abuse claims against British troops in Iraq


UK party sacks leader in fallout from racist Meghan Markle texts




Late Pope Paul VI will be made a saint, Pope Francis says


 Chilean sexual abuse victim testifies before Vatican investigator





Trump Blames Obama and Democrats for Failing to Stop Russian Meddling


Trump slams Russian probe, CNN, Schiff in fiery early morning tweetstorm


Is There an Obstruction Case against President Trump?


Ronan Farrow on why Karen McDougal spoke out on alleged Trump affair


We Hear You: Amnesty Politics, Improving the Immigration System, and Why America Chose Trump


Stop the 'Trump Collusion' Nonsense


What Trump Still Gets Wrong About How Russia Played Facebook


Trump administration’s assault on bipartisan immigration plan ensured its demise


Trump lashes out at 'Fake News Media' over Mueller indictments


Trump lashes out at FBI over its handling of school shooting suspect tip: ‘Very sad’


Trump says FBI missed Florida shooter 'signals' spending 'too much time trying to prove Russian collusion'  


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