Day's Headlines: April 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

Pot Churches; JW's Rushed Out; allah Baby; Bench Press; GM's Lost Plant; Aborting in Missouri; Abortion in Every Campuses; Nanocar Race; Red-eyed Mutants; 3D Fabric; and Brain Drug


Colorado rejects attempt to ban pot churches coloradoan

The International Church of Cannabis is set to open in Denver on April 20th and has been billed as "the first large venue in the world where adults can legally consume cannabis in a social environment.” According to Steve Berke, the 113 year old church's new landlord, “Elevationists believe that one can find the path to spiritual fulfillment through the ritual use of cannabis.” The church doesn't plan on selling marijuana or accessories, but plans to host guest speakers, artists, comedians, musicians, and documentary film screenings. Despite the affiliation with marijuana, Berke insists: “this is not just a bunch of lazy stoners getting together to get high. We really want to impact [the] neighborhood. We want to do great things for the community.”

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hate Crusade; Playgrounds in Court; Russian Intercept Deux; Taking the Fight to Abu; Pact Uncertainty Lingers; and Negative Mass


LGBTQ Advocates Seek to Label Conservative Opponents as Hate Groups reuters

The Eliminate Hate Campaign seeks to draw attention to groups it sees as extreme and hateful against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, accusing them of hiding behind ostensibly Christian or family values.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Russian Intercept; Secessionist Leader Secedes; Ghost Ship in North Korea; Election Spring; and a God in the Machine


US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska thehill

The official noted that TU-95s are capable of carrying nuclear weapons, but the planes involved in Monday’s incident did not appear armed. The interception was conducted in a “safe and professional” manner, the official added, as the bombers did not violate U.S. airspace or break international norms.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

On the Bench; Defining Discrimination; Burning Hatred of God; Passover Rise; THAAD Time; AI's Heart Check; Robot Warehouse; and One Day Diagnosis


Gorsuch has busy first day at Supreme Court thehill

Gorsuch, who was confirmed earlier this month after President Trump nominated him to the court, entered the courtroom grinning as he stepped up to his chair — the last on the far right, next to President Obama appointee Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Week Missiles; Erdogan Expands; Getting Kids to Vote; AI Master; M; and Required Editing

North Korea

North Korea 'will test missiles weekly', senior official tells BBC bbc

"We'll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis," Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol told the BBC's John Sudworth. He said that an "all-out war" would result if the US took military action.

[OPINION] America Can’t Do Much About North Korea theatlantic

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Heart of the Gospel (Steve Lawson)


The Heart of the Gospel sermonaudio

"...that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures..." (1 Cor 15:3-4) Have a blessed Easter creation as you listen to Steve Lawson remind us that the gospel is not only unto salvation, but it remains "of first importance" in our lives.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Stormy Weather; ty; Inclusion Goes to Camp; Hamas and Ladders; and Seeing Lights

Military Tensions

China Warns of ‘Storm Clouds Gathering’ in U.S.-North Korea Standoff nytimes

China warned on Friday that tensions on the Korean Peninsula could run out of control, after North Korea said it could test a nuclear weapon whenever its top leader, Kim Jong-un, decided, and as an American naval group neared the peninsula in a show of resolve.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Midwife Abortion; Delivering Falafel; Eye See All; Treadmill Legs; and Window Filter


Christian midwife must perform abortions or lose job, Swedish court rules washingtontimes

Ellinor Grimmark was blacklisted by the medical community because of her pro-life convictions, despite longstanding Swedish law protecting the conscience rights of medical professionals.

The midwife is now considering whether to appeal the Swedish court’s decision to the European Court of Human Rights, her lawyers said. A decision there would have major implications for conscience rights across the continent.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Even a UN is Right Twice a Day; Graphene Screen; Data Film; Steam Suit; Foolish AI; Federated Learning; and The Cats Ain't Enough


Top UN Official Calls Jerusalem the Ancient Capital of Israel

Irina Bokova, the director-general of UNESCO, which last year passed a motion denying the Jewish connection to Jerusalem, shocked many last week when she publicly affirmed the Jews’ historic connection to the Holy City.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Human Rivers; Responsible Human Editing; Relit Street Lights; Duterte's South Sea Dance; Sacrifice in Jerusalem; Tuition-Free in NY; and Waiting for Gorsuch

Worshiping the Creature

Ganges and Yamuna rivers granted same legal rights as human beings theguardian

The court in the Himalayan resort town of Nainital appointed three officials to act as legal custodians responsible for conserving and protecting the rivers and their tributaries. It ordered that a management board be established within three months.

And those rivers weren't even the first. See also This New Zealand River Just Got the Legal Rights of a Person smithsonianmag

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Two Paths, One Way (John MacArthur)


Two Paths, One Way v a

The world says, "All paths lead to God", but not so Jesus. In fact, He said that there are only 2 paths and that most people are on the one that leads to destruction. Listen as John MacArthur speaks on one of the most frightening passages in the NT - one that should cause even the self-identified 'Christian' to pause, testing whether or not he actually is in the faith (2 Cor 13:5), because "the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it." (Matt 7:13-27)

Friday, April 7, 2017

Moscow's Capital Suggestion; #SociallyRelevantMatters; Digital Antibodies; Electric Plane; Ray-Bot; and Graphene Water


Moscow Surprisingly Says West Jerusalem Is Israel's Capital jpost

The statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry reads, “We reaffirm our commitment to the UN-approved principles for a Palestinian-Israeli settlement, which include the status of east Jerusalem as the capital of the future Palestinian state. At the same time, we must state that in this context we view west Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Grand Finale; Sally Salad; 30k Robot Hum; Chatty Warehouse Bots; Easter Egg; and UN Abortion Cuts


NASA spacecraft's fiery finale will give us glimpse of Saturn's rings usatoday

Seasoned NASA spaceship Cassini will dive into the gap later this month for an unparalleled research campaign nicknamed the Grand Finale. The name is not hyperbole: Once it has fulfilled its mission, Cassini will plunge into the heart of Saturn, ending 13 years of unprecedented scientific discoveries.

On April 22, the craft, which launched in 1997, will whip by Saturn’s biggest moon Titan, an encounter that will nudge Cassini onto a path so audacious that prominent planetary-science commentator Emily Lakdawalla once said it seemed “totally crazy.” Cassini will hop over Saturn’s rings, which form a gauzy collar of dust and ice around the giant planet, and begin threading the needle between Saturn’s atmosphere and the D ring, which begins only 1,200 miles from the planet itself.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Fake Accusations; Robot Wife; Video Void; Donating Excuse; Mount Funds; Slavish Occupation; Unilaterally NK; Cow for Life; AI's a Gamer; Guns and Drones; and 3D Rocket

Fake News

ICR Falsely Placed on False News List

As soon as we learned of it, we contacted the assistant professor behind the list, a Harvard journalism web resource that linked to the list, and the Harvard library that also linked to the list. Our respectful requests for removal from the list—after all, does not report false news, misleading news, clickbait, or satire—brought a variety of results.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Eternal Word: God the Son in Eternity Past (Michael Reeves)

Shepherd's Conference 2017

The Eternal Word: God the Son in Eternity Past v a

There are times to take notes, trying to remember a preacher's key points...and then there are times to just sit back and take it all in. This is one of those times. Listen as Michael Revees proclaims the glorious, eternal Word who is the eternal Son (John 1:1-3).