Let us talk about hate crimes for just a second: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/the-news-in-cartoons/ss-AAylz6W?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=U508DHP#image=3 actor Smollett decided he needed more money and faked a hate crime on himself paying out $3,500 to the actors to do it to him and $100,000 bail to avoid staying in Jail, and lost his job: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-jussie-smollett/fox-cuts-smolletts-character-from-empire-after-arrest-idUSKCN1QB1UE
This week a university building in St. Petersburg began collapsing, but Russia claims there were no casualties: https://apnews.com/064cd78156874d8896271ab67075f47c?utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter
While in Mississippi, five people (one was the suspect) were killed during a standoff with police: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/mississippi/articles/2019-02-22/relative-ids-relationship-of-hostages-killed-during-standoff
There was a manhole explosion in Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, which got a little attention – not as much as it should due to the sheer symbolism: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8498749/manhole-fires-nyc-new-world-stages-theatre-evacuation?utm_source=twitter&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral
Venezuela is getting pressure from Russia’s Gazprombank in light of USA’s sanctions on them: https://ca.reuters.com/article/idCAKCN1Q60BK-OCABS
While some of the world’s musicians are hoping a concert will make them behave: https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/22/americas/richard-branson-venezuela-aid-concerts-intl/index.html
Then there are the Riot Police in Venezuela who just want a way out: https://www.wsj.com/articles/riot-police-on-venezuelas-front-lines-seek-a-way-out-1495013403
Five similarly minded LEOs were killed this week, in ‘merica.
Speaking of oath-breakers, a white nationalist, US Coast Guard Lieutenant has been accused of plotting a terror attack: https://twitter.com/NiallStanage/status/1098359652830588929
Additional oath-breakers from 16 states filed a federal lawsuit Monday 2/18/19 to block POTUS’s plan to build a border wall: https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2019/02/20/lawsuit-national-emergency-arizona/
In Bangladesh 70 people were killed in an apartment building which was hastened and intensified by stored chemicals for deodorants amidst the apartments! https://sg.news.yahoo.com/inferno-kills-least-70-dhaka-apartment-blocks-062014002.html
New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft was arrested for solicitation of prostitutes in Florida: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/patriots/2019/02/22/robert-kraft-prostitution-charges-new-england-patriots-owner/2950833002/ if he wasn’t a friend of POTUS they would have probably ignored that.
A rare “mega-storm” could flood dozens of cities in California: https://ktla.com/2019/02/18/rare-mega-storm-in-l-a-area-could-cause-3-times-as-much-damage-as-major-earthquake/
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In Siberia, it was snowing BLACK: https://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/eerie-black-snow-falls-over-siberian-region-triggering-acute-pollution-concerns-from-locals/
A Police Commander is being investigated for threatening to shoot rapper 50 Cent (yes, that’s his official name, for the too old or too young): https://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/york-police-precinct-commander-investigation-reportedly-urging-officers/story?id=61145210&__twitter_impression=true
North Carolina investigators found evidence of significant fraud in their House election: https://www.axios.com/north-carolina-election-board-hearing-ballot-scheme-5cfec0ae-2564-462a-a0fb-32e2e8808816.html
Psalm 46:God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.