Thursday, May 17, 2012

CHPP Daily Brief - Thursday, May 17, 2012

•  The Daily Brief
•  The Middle East in Focus
•  The Daily Jot!
•  Today's Legislative Focus
•  The Good News Corner
•  Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Thursday, May 17, 2012

"But the Lord is the true God; he is the living God, the eternal King." (Jer. 10:10)

The Daily Brief

1. Military Detention Law Blocked by New York Judge - Bloomberg

Opponents of a U.S. law they claim may subject them to indefinite military detention for activities including news reporting and political activism persuaded a federal judge to temporarily block the measure.

U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan yesterday ruled in favor of a group of writers and activists who sued President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and the Defense Department, claiming a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law Dec. 31, puts them in fear that they could be arrested and held by U.S. armed forces.

- Father, thank You for this court injunction. We pray that You will stop the current version of the NDAA, and protect the rights and freedom of American citizens.

- "He will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked shall be silent in darkness."
[1 Samuel 2:9]

2. A) Wall Street goes bearish on US stocks - Financial Times

Wall Street strategists are expressing their most bearish views on US equities in nearly three years as investor worries mount over the threat of a eurozone break-up and the outlook for the global economy.

B) Debt crisis: Greek euro exit looms closer as banks crumble - UK Telegraph

A tsunami of capital flight from Greece threatens to overwhelm the authorities, forcing the country out of the euro before fresh elections in June.

C) ECB stops operations with some Greek banks - Reuters

The European Central Bank has stopped providing liquidity to some Greek banks as they have not been successfully recapitalized, the ECB said on Wednesday, confirming news earlier reported exclusively by Reuters.

- Lord we see the harbingers of economic collapse all around us. We pray that in Your mercy, You will surround Your people with the economy of the Kingdom of God wherever they may be. We ask for stability and help for the world economies, and Heavenly wisdom for those in leadership.

- "The ear that hears the reproof of life will abide among the wise. He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, but he who heeds reproof gets understanding."
[Proverbs 15:31-32]

3. Nearly $2M in Guns, Combat Gear Sold to Gangs - Military.Com

A wide-reaching investigation by military and civilian authorities has uncovered a criminal conspiracy within the Armed Forces to steal and sell nearly $2 million in guns and combat gear to gangs in the U.S. and foreign countries including China, military officials have confirmed.

- Father we ask that You continue to reveal all hidden secrets within our government that potentially harm all Americans. We rebuke the enemy in the Name of Jesus, and declare a line of the Blood of Christ to prevent groups from bringing any more arms and gear to gangs both at home and abroad.

- "Whoever rewards evil for good, evil will not depart from his house." (Proverbs 17:13)

4. A) Why are rich nations' birthrates in free fall?

The phenomenon of women choosing not to have children is afflicting the industrialized world in alarming numbers. Childlessness is steadily becoming more widespread, particularly in English-speaking countries but also in Japan and in much of Europe. In 20 years, the number of childless women in many countries has doubled.

B) Minorities Now Surpass Whites in US Births, Census Shows - Fox News

America hit a demographic milestone last year, with new census figures showing for the first time more than half the children born in the U.S. were minorities.

That percentage just barely eked over the halfway mark, with minorities making up 50.4 percent of U.S. births in the 12-month period ending July 2011. But it marks a steady trend -- minorities represented 37 percent of births in 1990. Read more.

- Father, children are a blessing from You, even though the current trend is to pretend that they are not important. We ask that You not allow the enemy to dictate what happens to Your people, nor to the nations of the world and their population makeup.

- "Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is His reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth."
[Psalm 127:1]

5. Unbelievable horrors in North Korea coming to light
- Toronto Sun

Arguably, the most poignant interview ever broadcast on CBC Radio's The Curent, was the story this week, of Shin Dong-hyuk -- possibly the only person ever to escape from a North Korean slave-labour prison camp.

- Father we plead for the people of North Korea to be set free from the inhumane treatment by their government. We pray that You will unravel and destroy every thread of evil that entwines that nation.

"I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem you from the grip of the terrible."
[Jeremiah 15:21]

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:

"There is no one like the God of Jeshurun (Israel), who rides across the heavens to help you and on the clouds in his majesty."
(Dt. 33:26)

1. Israel's Military Intelligence chief visited U.S. for secret talks on Iran, Syria - AFP

Israeli military intelligence chief Aviv Kochavi made a "secret visit" to Washington earlier this month to discuss the upcoming talks between world powers and Iran, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

2. Olmert: Right-wing U.S. cash killed my peace plan - CNN

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said millions of dollars from the "extreme right wing" in the United States helped oust him from government and derailed a peace plan with the Palestinians.

3. Israel to send fighter jets for joint exercises in the US
- Times of Israel

The Israel Air Force is soon to send fighter jets to take part in joint military exercises in the US,Channel 2 reported on Tuesday night. The IAF has not trained in the US for several years, the report said.

4. Putin said Israel would take care of Iran - Jerusalem Post

Don't worry about Iran, Israel will take care of it, former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin as telling him a number of years ago.

The Daily Jot!

This is not a drill: White House declares national emergency to confiscate property

Americans are now seeing just how Executive Orders ignoring due process and the Bill of Rights will take effect and be enforced. The man who occupies the Oval Office on May 16 declared a national emergency and has authorized the Treasury Secretary to confiscate property "within the possession or control of any United States person" who may be critical of Yemen's government. "Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen" authorizes the government to confiscate the property of American citizens or otherwise who the White House considers a threat to the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda backed government of Yemen.

If you are publicly in dissent about the White House assisting in overthrowing Yemen's government, you could be considered a national security threat and your property will be taken, your assets frozen. The president wrote in this EO "the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Yemen and others threaten Yemen's peace, security, and stability...I further find that these actions constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat." He ordered "all property and interests in property" are blocked of people who may be assisting opposition to Yemen's government.

If you are in active political opposition to Yemen's White House-backed government or are donating "funds, goods, services" to anyone helping Yemen's opposition, your property can be taken without due process. The chilling definition in this EO is this: Sec. 7. (c) "the term "United States person" means any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States." Further, he uses the "state of emergency" to suspend the rights of persons who "might have a constitutional presence in the United States. This is the second such EO with this definition in 23 days.

The president is testing his executive authority in suspending the Bill of Rights and Constitutional guarantees. If no one moves to stop him, a legal precedent will be established that can be used in any so-called "declared emergency." Furthermore, the president is using the full weight of the US government to establish a Muslim Brotherhood jihadist government in Yemen. The Muslim Brotherhood has vowed to create a "Civilization Jihad" in America to destroy its "miserable house." Proverbs 28:15 says, "As a roaring lion, and a raging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people." In America, at least for now, we have the right to choose our leaders. We had better choose wisely.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

Today's Legislative Focus

From The Madison Project

FY 2013 Appropriations

Last week, the House passed the first of the 12 annual spending bills; the Commerce-Justice-Science bill. While the $51.131 billion provided in this bill represents a 3% cut from last year's appropriations, it still funds too many wasteful, harmful, and unconstitutional programs within the Justice and Commerce departments. For this week, I wanted to post a recap of the spending cut amendments that were offered in an effort to trim more spending from the levels approved in the underlying bill. Unfortunately, most of them were defeated, leaving the committee-passed bill largely intact for final passage. On the bright side, many of these amendments received more votes than they've garnered in previous years.
- Pompeo Amendment to abolish the Economic Development Administration

- Broun amendment that would cut 3% from salaries and expenses accounts covered in the bill and direct $874.6 million to the bill's spending reduction account.

- McClintock amendment that would cut $277.8 million from wasteful and protectionist programs in the International Trade Administration.

- Scalise amendment that would reduce funding for Economic Development Administration salaries and expenses by $7.5 million and also reduce funding for the Commerce Department's management account by $10.7 million. The amendment would direct $18.2 million to the spending reduction account.

- Quayle amendment that would cut $21 million provided for industrial technology services at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

- Harris amendment that would cut $542,000 from global warming programs at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) [Passed]

- Broun amendment that cut $15 million for expenses associated with the restoration of Pacific salmon populations

- Grimm amendment that would increase funding for the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program by $126 million. This is another federal intrusion into law enforcement that has not shown successful results. [Passed]

- Flake amendment that would cut $1.2 billion from the National Science Foundation.

- Scott, R-Ga., amendment to abolish Legal Services Corp.

- Broun amendment that would cut 12.2% from the entire bill.
On Deck:

House Republicans have no floor votes scheduled on the remaining 11 appropriations bills, but there will be full committee markups this week. The House Appropriations Committee will markup up the Homeland Security spending bill. Conservatives should push members to offer amendments in committee and on the floor (whenever it is scheduled) to dramatically alter the TSA, or at the very least, tack on policy riders that force some serious reforms.

The Good News Corner

New Senate Bill Keeps The U.N. From Dictating U.S. Gun Laws!

As the United Nations Works Hard to Dismantle U.S. Gun Rights, Senate responds with bill to stop it even if treaty is signed.

Support Senator Moran! Gun owners and freedom-lovers have long known that the United Nations is committed to controlling the ownership of private firearms worldwide.

And Conservative Daily, along with other major gun rights organizations, has been adamant in trying to keep that from happening.

Now, Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) has introduced S.2205, a bill that will to stop the UN in its tracks. When passed, S. 205 will prohibit the federal government from spending a dime to allow the U.N. to control the ownership of private firearms worldwide.

As former U.S. ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, once stated: "This [treaty] will strengthen the hand of a government that wants to regulate private ownership of firearms."

. . . the proposed UN treaty would include:

Establishment of a new UN agency, the Implementation Support Unit, with power to regulate anything having to do with guns that might be sold internationally;

A requirement that every country submit its gun control plan to the UN;

A requirement for every country to implement internal tracking of all gun sales within its borders (outright registration!); and,

A ridiculously expensive requirement for every single of round of ammunition to be stamped with a unique serial number.

Call your member of Congress and your two state senators and ask them to vote FOR passage of S. 2205. Thank you! (Source: Conservative Daily Alerts)

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