27th Annual Worldwide Weekend of Prayer for the Addicted

  
Contact: Steven L. Sherman, 727-647-6467, justprayno@aol.com 

CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 23, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — The weekend of April 22 – 23, 2017 has been designated as the 27th Annual “Just Pray NO!” to drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting. Since April 7th, 1991 “Just Pray NO!” has united Christians from around the world in intercessory prayer on behalf of the addicted and their families. 

“Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:16

Not only is substance abuse America’s number one health problem, the devastation of alcoholism and other drug addiction has impacted families and communities worldwide. Substance abuse has been directly linked to violence and sexual immorality and is a major source of income for organized crime and terrorist activities. 

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12

Make a formal commitment to join with believers in Christ from around the globe this coming April. Put on the full armor of God and fervently pray in spirit and in truth. We are seeking to enlist millions of prayer warriors from around the world to join us in battle!

We are not only praying for the release of those bound by substance abuse but also for people to be delivered from pornography, gambling, obesity and smoking. We are seeking individuals and groups which are willing to commit to pray weekly on behalf of the addicted and their families, and then join with multitudes of other committed Christians from around the world in prayer and fasting during the weekend of April 22 – 23, 2017. 

If you believe that God is calling you to intercede for the addicted please contact us. To find help for addiction through prayer and Christian ministries log on to our web site: justprayno.org. To learn how groups can participate in our annual prayer event, click on “Information on the Annual Worldwide Weekend of Prayer” or email: justprayno@aol.com

For a personal interview with “Just Pray NO!” Founder and Author Steven L. Sherman, in the U.S.A. call: (727) 647-6467 or email: justprayno@aol.com

Bonn: Karnevalsparty auf dem Münsterplatz wegen Unwetterwarnung abgesagt

Bonn. 23. Februar 2017. (mediap). Die Karnevalsparty auf dem Münsterplatz wird kurzfristig abgesagt. Wie die Stadtverwaltung mitteilt, ist die Unwetterwarnung des Deutschen Wetterdienstes für Donnerstagnachmittag die Ursache.

 

Der Wetterdienst meldet ab 15 Uhr bis zum Freitagmorgen 6 Uhr ein Unwetter für den Raum Bonn. Im Laufe der Nachmittagsstunden wird stark auflebender Wind aus Südwest, später West erwartet. Dabei muss verbreitet mit schweren Sturmböen (bis 100 km/h, Bft 10) gerechnet werden. Vor allem in Verbindung mit Schauern oder Gewittern sind einzelne orkanartigen Böen (um 110 km/h, Bft 11) möglich.

 

“So leid mir die Absage tut: Die Sicherheit der jugendlichen Besucherinnen und Besucher in dem Zelt können wir vor diesem Hintergrund nicht gewährleisten,” so Jugendamtsleiter Udo Stein. Am Zelt selbst werden Mitarbeiter des Sicherheitsdienstes die Besucherinnen und Besucher informieren.

No Federal Mandate

  
Contact: Karen England, Privacy for All Students, 916-212-5607, kengland@capitolresource.org 
 
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 22, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — In May of 2016, the Obama Administration issued sweeping guidelines directing all states to allow students to use bathrooms, locker rooms, and sleeping quarters on overnight trips, according to their gender identity, rather than their biological sex. Today, the Trump Administration rescinded that policy, giving the power back to the states. 

The administration’s decision is detailed in a joint letter from the Departments of Education and Justice, reading in part:

 
    “These guidance documents do not, however, contain extensive legal analysis or explain how the position is consistent with the express language of Title IX, nor did they undergo any formal process… In addition, the Departments believe that, in this context, there must be due regard for the primary role of the States and local school districts in establishing educational policy. 

    “In these circumstances, the Department of Education and the Department of Justice have decided to withdraw and rescind the above-referenced guidance documents in order to further and more completely consider the legal issues involved. The Departments thus will not rely on the views expressed within them.”

Karen England, Privacy For All Spokesperson, shared her view on the latest development, “This is an important first step in providing privacy for all students. What started in California a few years ago, and was shrugged off as a fringe issue, has now become a national dilemma. Now that power has been restored at the state level, it is up to parents, teachers, and concerned citizens to demand privacy for the children of their state.”

The bathroom directive issued by the Obama Administration threatened schools with a revocation of Title IX federal funds if they did not force students into sharing the most intimate facilities with the opposite sex. Privacy for All has maintained that policies that limit bathroom and locker room use to in accordance with your biological sex, do not violate Title IX. 

With the Trump Administration rescinding these guidelines, states are now free to assess how this issue directly affects their communities and schools, and find a solution moving forward. Privacy for All maintains that addressing this issue, in any community, should never include mixing the biological sexes in intimate facilities. 

We applaud the Trump Administration for the recognition of the unlawful set of guidelines, and their swift action to correct this matter. 

Paid for by Privacy for All Students FPPC# 1359959

Sanctuary for Children and Families Threatened by the Indian Child Welfare Act

  
Contact: Elizabeth Morris, Christian Alliance for Indian Child Welfare, 701-430-9210, administrator@caicw.org  

HILLSBORO, N.D., Feb. 22, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — The Christian Alliance for Indian Child Welfare declares itself a ‘Sanctuary for Children and Families’ adversely affected by the Indian Child Welfare Act.

American children are frequently removed from homes they love and placed with strangers; sometimes with strangers considered dangerous by social service standards. Some children have never been near a reservation or involved in tribal customs, or are multi-racial children with very little tribal heritage. The ICWA is harming kids all across the U.S. as courts and tribal officials place tribal sovereignty above the lives of children. 

Too many children are sexually abused, seriously injured or murdered after placement in homes under the Indian Child Welfare Act, according to reports from the Department of Justice, White House, National Indian Child Welfare Association, and numerous tribal entities.
  
Suicide rates are extremely high among reservation youth, per federal reports, but the connection to abuse is ignored.
 
Equal opportunities for protection and stability isn’t guaranteed ICWA children. 
 
Many children express a desire to stay with their chosen families but are ignored by tribal, state and/or federal officials.

Birth parents object to tribal jurisdiction over, or involvement in, their families, but are ignored by tribal, state and/or federal officials.

Tribal officials remove children because the family is not Indian, is “white” or is not “culturally competent.”

Tribal officials practice nepotism in the placement of children, despite clear evidence of harm to children.

Families feel threatened by tribal governments. 

Children subjected to unsafe conditions during tribal custody are extremely difficult to return to safe homes.

Federal authorities have disregarded state and federal law concerning child safety and health. 

CAICW has a wealth of case details, reports, and legal decisions which substantiate these statements. For more information, please visit www.caicw.org

CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR INDIAN CHILD WELFARE believes that all tribal members have a right to choose their own path. Neither the tribal government nor the federal government has the right to tell tribal members where to live, how to raise their children, or what religion or traditions they must follow. Founded by tribal member Roland J. Morris and his wife in 2004, CAICW is a ministry, judicial & educational advocacy, prayer resource for families – and shoulder to cry on. 

CAICW
(fax) 701-636-2335
(ph.) 701-430-9210
www.CAICW.org administrator@caicw.org
Contact: Elizabeth Morris, Chairwoman

FCC Announces Investigation Into Klayman/Leftist Strike Force Complaint Against CNN and Jeff Zucker

Freedom Watch Had Filed Action Over Trump Assassination Suggestion by CNN on Wolf Blitzer’s ‘Situation Room’ The Day Before the Inauguration

Contact: Freedom Watch, 424-274-2579, daj142182@gmail.com 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Today, Larry Klayman, the founder of both Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch, and a former federal prosecutor, announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had commenced an investigation into a complaint filed by Freedom Watch’s Leftist Media Strike Force (see www.leftistmediastrikeforce.org), alleging that the network had engaged in criminal activity by inciting “Trump haters” and terrorists with the plan that if President-Elect Trump, Vice President-Elect Pence, and the Speaker of the House were assassinated on the steps of the Capitol before their swearing in last January 20, then an Obama cabinet secretary would be in line to inherit the presidency. Klayman had asked the FCC to take remedial action against CNN, including but not limited to heavy fines and removing and revoking any broadcast licenses. Klayman also urged FCC remedial action against CNN’s ultra-leftist president Jeff Zucker. Zucker previously had a falling out with Donald Trump over the president’s prior show “The Apprentice,” when he ran NBC. The hate-filled Zucker was forced to leave NBC under a cloud when through bad management he drove it financially and otherwise into the ground. He then became the head of CNN.

In addition, the FCC complaint was copied and sent to the U.S. Secret Service, with a request to also investigate and take remedial action, as it is a felony to suggest the assassination of the president and vice president, and other government officials, such as the Speaker of the House.

Klayman had this to say upon receiving the FCC’s announcement by email, which is embedded below along with the original complaint:

“It’s time that someone took action against the likes of CNN, which are attempting to destroy the Trump presidency out of their leftist hatred for him. President Trump, who was duly elected by We the People, deserves a chance to succeed, without being destroyed with ‘Fake News’ and the not too transparent desire by CNN, its president Jeff Zucker and others on the left that he be assassinated.”
For further information or an interview, contact daj142182@gmail.com or (424) 274 2579. The FCC complaint and the FCC’s announcement are embedded below. See www.leftistmediastrikeforce.org and www.freedomwatchusa.org.

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From: “FCC”
Date: Feb 22, 2017 12:03 PM
Subject: Request received: regulatory enforcement action against CNN
To: “leklayman”
Cc:

Hi Larry

Thank you for your submission. Your request has been received and assigned Ticket No. ########.

Your complaint provides valuable information to spot trends and practices that warrant investigation and enforcement action. We do not resolve individual complaints about this issue and, there will be no status information to report on your complaint.

If the FCC needs more information about your complaint, we will contact you directly.

Each year, the Enforcement Bureau takes hundreds of actions on behalf of consumers that result in tens of millions of dollars in penalties. These actions encourage companies and individuals to abide by the law and reduce future misconduct.

The information you provided us will continue to be available internally within the FCC to inform the Commission’s enforcement and policymaking processes.

Thank you for your help in furthering the FCC’s mission on behalf of consumers.

View Freedom Watch FCC Complaint Against CNN
www.freedomwatchusa.org/pdf/170217-FCC%20Complaint%20E-Signed.pdf

Tourismus-Bilanz 2016: Neuer Gästerekord ? Übernachtungen nahezu unverändert

Mainz. 23. Februar 2017. (mediap). Die rheinland-pfälzische Tourismusbranche konnte 2016 im vierten Jahr in Folge mehr Besucherinnen und Besucher begrüßen. Nach Angaben des Statistischen Landesamtes in Bad Ems übernachteten 9,60 Millionen Gäste im Land; das waren 1,8 Prozent mehr als im Jahr 2015, das den bisherigen Höchststand markierte.

 

Die Übernachtungszahlen überschritten zum zweiten Mal die 25-Millionen-Grenze. Mit 25,02 Millionen Übernachtungen wurde das Rekordergebnis aus dem Jahr zuvor allerdings knapp verfehlt (minus 0,2 Prozent).

 

http://www.statistik.rlp.de/index.php?id=2818&tx_ttnews%5btt_news%5d=2187          

Beer: Neuordnung des Asylverfahrens notwendig

 

Berlin. 23. Februar 2017. (mediap). Zu den Medienberichten über die Dauer von Asylverfahren erklärt die FDP-Generalsekretärin Nicola Beer: „Es ist nicht weiter verwunderlich, dass die Bearbeitung der Asylanträge trotz vieler politischer Versprechungen und zusätzlichen Personals weiterhin viel zu lange dauert, die Bearbeitungsdauer sogar noch steigt.

 

Notwendig sind grundlegende Änderungen des Verfahrens: Ersten sollten Asylanträge schon im jeweiligen Heimatland oder einem Transitland bei der deutschen Botschaft gestellt werden, sodass Verfahrensverzögerungen durch die spätere Einbindung dieser Spezialisten vor Ort gleich begegnet wird. Zweitens braucht es endlich ein Einwanderungsgesetz, dass Zuwanderung aus wirtschaftlichen Gründen mit klaren Regeln steuert, statt hierfür das Asylrecht zweckzuentfremden. Ohne diese Neuordnung wird das bestehende Asylverfahren überfrachtet bleiben. Dies geht zulasten der tatsächlich Verfolgten, die unseren Schutz benötigen.”