LBN – Special Report – Sunday, August 6th, 2017

*Australia Assisting U.S. Recovery Operation for 3 Missing Marines
The Australian government is joining recovery efforts for three missing U.S. Marines whose helicopter crashed off the country’s northeast coast in what was described as a “mishap.” The U.S. military notified the next-of-kin on Sunday after deciding to end the search-and-rescue operation. The incident, which involved a MV-22 Osprey aircraft, is under investigation. The other 23 individuals inside the aircraft were successfully rescued, officials said. White House Chief of Staff John Kellybriefed President Trump on the incident, an official said.

*Trump Hails ‘Very Big Financial Impact’ of New U.N. North Korea Sanctions
President Trump applauded new sanctions on North Korea that were unanimously approved Saturday by the United Nations Security Council. The sanctions include the banning of coal and other exports, worth around $1 billion, into the rogue nation. Trump said the sanctions will have “a very big financial impact,” and he commended China for working with the U.S. on the deal. The U.N. vote comes as North Korea continues to defy international calls to end its missile program.

*Report: Venezuelan Troops Attempt ‘Uprising’ Against President Nicolas Maduro

The Venezuelan government quickly suppressed an “uprising” attempt by a group of soldiers at a military base against the country’s president, Nicolas Maduro, in the northwestern city of Valencia. Diosdado Cabello, the deputy leader of the ruling Socialist Party, called the incident a “terrorist attack,” and the military said it was a “propaganda show.” In a video, a member of the uprising, calling themselves the 41st Brigade, says, “this is not a coup” and “we demand the immediate formation of a transition government.” The U.S. has slammed the Maduro government in recent days over an election held last weekend that was widely criticized as a sham and an attempt by Maduro to hold onto power.

*McCain: Possible GOP Trump Challengers See ‘Weakness’ In Him

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Republicans who could challenge President Trump for the GOP presidential nomination in 2020 “see weakness” in the president. “Look, it’s not a nice business we’re in,” McCain told The New York Times, which reported on efforts by prominent Republicans to ostensibly keep their names in the running for the presidency despite Trump’s all-but-certain 2020 re-election campaign. McCain, fresh off his “no” vote which tanked the latest Obamacare repeal attempt in the Senate, is undergoing treatment for brain cancer.
*Chinese Men Arrested for Hitler Salutes in Berlin

Two Chinese men were arrested in Berlin on Saturday for making Hitler salutes outside the German parliament building. Both tourists, ages 36 and 49, are out on €500 bail while they await criminal prosecution. They have been permitted to leave the country in the meantime, a police spokeswoman told AFP. Germany has strict laws against Nazi-era symbols and imagery.



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*Thomas J. Nash, Acclaimed Author, Releases New Book, “What Did Jesus Do?”

Acclaimed author, Catholic apologist and journalist Tom Nash’s newest work, “What Did Jesus Do?: The Biblical Roots of the Catholic Church”, has received praise from fellow Catholic scholars and prominent Church commentators. To better answer the oft-asked question, “What would Jesus do?” Nash addresses the more fundamental question of what Jesus actually did 2,000 years ago in establishing his mission to save the whole world. Nash argues that Jesus established the Catholic Church as his instrument of worldwide salvation, and does so in the earnest effort to reach out to Catholics, including those fallen-away, and non-Catholics in general – including secularists and atheists. “As many around the globe prepare to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and many others question the significance of Jesus, the Bible, and Christianity alike, considering anew who Jesus really is—and what he really did—is both timely and urgent,” says Nash. “The Catholic Church, despite its human imperfections, is at the heart of Christ’s mission to both sanctify and save the world. Given the external persecutions and internal scandals the Church has faced over 2,000 years, a mere human institution would’ve entered the dustbin of history centuries ago.” “The Catholic Church’s divinely founded pedigree is also illustrated by the eclectic nature of her opponents,” says Nash, who contends that “anti-Catholicism makes the strangest of bedfellows.” “Where else can you findHitler, Stalin, Planned Parenthood, Bob Jones University, the ACLU, ISIS, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and others finding common cause together? Not to mention that many would be surprised to learn that the devil and his demonic confreres are lining up alongside them in that cause.


*LBN – Editor’s TV Recommendation : Vice Principals (HBO)

Few shows can make you root for the bad buys. In director/writer Jody Hill’s television follow-up to Eastbound & Down, you not only root for the so-called “villains” of the story, but you find yourself questioning your own moral code and asking, “would I do the same thing in this situation?” Vice Principalsstars Danny McBride as Neal Gamby, a no-nonsense vice principal who teams up with the the other vice principal, Lee Russell (played devilishly by an excellent Walton Goggins) to slowly destroy the reputation of the current principal (Kimberly Hebert Gregory) so that one of them can have her job. The lengths these men go to gain power will have you laughing for days. While the show can get a little too mean-spirited at times, it never manages to lose its heart. You may not agree with what these characters are doing (or rather, you shouldn’t), but you will want them to succeed anyway.