US orange production hit by disease, juice prices soar

orangesA citrus disease spread by a tiny insect has devastated Florida’s orange crop, which is expected to be the worst in nearly 30 years, and sent juice prices soaring on New York markets. The culprit? The gnat-sized Asian citrus psyllid, which is infecting citrus trees across the Sunshine State with huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease, which causes fruit to taste bitter and fall from trees too soon. MORE

Pat Buchanan: God Is On Putin’s Side, While “The West Is Gomorrah”

GodsideAll those prayers from Catholics to convert Russia has actually converted Russia! In his latest paean to Vladimir Putin, Pat Buchanan lauded the Russian president for “planting Russia’s flag firmly on the side of traditional Christianity” with his policies against reproductive choice and LGBT rights – evidence, Buchanan suggested, that God is on Putin’s side in his showdown with the West.

In his April 4 syndicated column, Buchanan heralded Putin as the global leader of a backlash against “a hedonistic secular and social revolution coming out of the West”: MORE

World’s first GM babies born

gmThe world’s first geneticallymodified humans have been created, it was revealed last night. The disclosure that 30 healthy babies were born after a series of experiments in the United States provoked another furious debate about ethics. So far, two of the babies have been tested and have been found to contain genes from three ‘parents’. MORE

 

VIDEO: A Haunting Email Exchange Between 2 Friends Tells You What Everyone Is Ignoring In Venezuela

evarSomething to think about: Toward the end of this video, the American gets frustrated that his Venezuelan friend is coming to accept the insanity of his situation as normal. At first blush, you nod and think, “Yeah, that should never be accepted as normal.” Then you think about what you know is going on in Syria, Ukraine, South Sudan, Egypt, and Palestine and realize you’re the kettle calling the pot black. What insanities have we accepted as normal? MORE

Israel and Egypt: A Natural [Gas] Match

gasIsrael’s newfound natural gas wealth is moving the country from energy importer to potential exporter, altering the energy balance of the region in the process. Even more interesting is that Israel’s most promising export market just slipped from energy exporter to importer—that country is Egypt. MORE

Good Times at Korea’s Sex Theme Park (Warning: X-rated)

heelsWell here is another possible link to God’s wrath towards man’s sinful behavior. It’s hard to be judgmental without knowing all the facts but on the surface it looks pretty positive that the Lord has voiced His displeasure over these type’s of actions by society. Not to mention all of the horrific weather conditions all over the world. In this case the horrific loss of life and mostly young people. MORE

Canonization of popes John Paul II, John XXIII to draw millions to Rome

ITALY-VATICAN-POPE-SAINTS-CANONISATION-WAXEaster services today are expected to kick off a record-breaking week at the Vatican. Two beloved modern popes — John Paul II and John XXIII — are to be canonized at the Vatican next Sunday by Pope Francis. There will be services all week, which could draw the most pilgrims ever to the Catholic capital. John Paul II is remembered for helping to bring down communism and for inspiring a generation of Catholics. Many now call him “The Great,” only the fourth pope to have earned the moniker.

And while much of the crowd’s focus will be on the Polish pope’s remarkable achievements, Pope John XXIII — known as the “Good Pope” for his kindhearted nature — was no less revolutionary. MORE

Jews urged to flee Ukraine by Holocaust survivor

jewsALL Jewish people should leave Ukraine at once, a Holocaust survivor warned last night, after “grotesque” anti-Semitic leaflets were handed out in the country. The pamphlets and posters, distributed in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk, demanded that the Jewish population register, pay a new tax or leave. MORE