Watch: When A Python And A Cobra Crossed Paths On A Busy Street, Bystanders Could Only Scream

University students in Singapore are being warned to be cautious when walking down sidewalks near bushes after two dangerous snakes mixed it up on the side of the street while onlookers watched.

The snakes were a reticulated python and a King Cobra. In the end, school reports state pest control officers captured the python at the scene. Pest control found and captured the King Cobra, which measured around 12 feet long, a few hours later in nearby bushes.

“Please be careful when you take the sidewalk near to bushes- night researchers and Night runners, please be extra vigilant,” the university said.

The street fight between the two snakes happened on a curb at Nanyang Technical University near Research Techno Plaza, according to a Graduate Student Council social media post to all students. The video shows the python wrapped around the cobra’s head in an attempt to strangle it. After about 30 minutes of entanglement, the cobra escaped and slinked into nearby bushes.

Abhishek Ambede, a PhD student, was one of those witnessing the fight. Ambede said he thought the cobra bit its rival during the death match, saying it had a low chance of survival.

The cobra was transferred to a local zoo and the python was released into nearby woods, according to the university.

Onlookers and social media posters commented on the bout as if it were a super hero battle. Pythons are known for their incredible strength and squeeze air out of their prey while cobras are recognized for their deadly venom. Since the cobra escaped and possibly bit the python, most agree the King Cobra won this round.

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County Clerk Refuses To Issue Gay Marriage License – ‘Under God’s Authority’

Video Transcript:

A gay couple on Tuesday sought a marriage license from the Rowan County clerk’s office in Kentucky. The clerk, Kim Davis, informed David Ermold and David Moore they would not be getting one.

Davis: We are not issuing marriage licenses today.

David: Based on what?

Davis: I would ask you all to go ahead and…

David: Why are you not issuing marriage licenses today?

Davis: Because I’m not.

David: Why?

David: Under whose authority are you not issuing licenses?

Davis: Under God’s authority.

Media: Did the lawyers tell you…

David: I don’t believe in your god.

David: Did God tell you to do this?

David: Did God tell you to treat us like this?

David: I don’t believe in your god.

The couple, clearly upset after being denied a license, then voiced their frustrations:

David: Call the police! I will have them arrest you.

Media: Do your job!

David: You should be ashamed of yourself. Everyone in this office should be ashamed of themselves. Is this what you want to remember? Is this what you want to remember, that you stood up for this? That your children have to look at you and realize that you’re bigots? And you discriminated against people? Is that what you want?

Clerk: [Inaudible] God’s Word and what it told.

David: God does not belong in the country clerk’s office.

Media: This is not a house of God.

Media: God doesn’t run the government.

Davis returned to tell the couple she was not trying to prohibit their marriage, she just wasn’t going to be the one to issue them a license. It would violate her religious beliefs and her conscience.

Davis: I simply told you all I’m willing to face my consequences, as you all will face your consequences when it comes time for judgement. Plain and simple.

David: We don’t have consequences.

David: Not everyone believes what you believe.

Davis: That’s your choice.

David: You’re creating a religion in this office and…

Davis: No I’m not.

Other couple: Yes you are! You’re making yourself a figure head of this new church here.

Davis has received death threats for not issuing a marriage license to this gay couple, but she isn’t bowing down. In a statement she said:

I never imagined a day like this would come, where I would be asked to violate a central teaching of Scripture and of Jesus Himself regarding marriage. To issue a marriage license which conflicts with God’s definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience. It is not a light issue for me. … It is a Heaven or Hell decision.

Christian teaching on marriage comes in Genesis, which Jesus reaffirms in the book of Matthew, saying:

Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female? For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let not man separate.

Do you support the actions of Kim Davis to hold tight to what Scripture defines as marriage? Share and comment below.

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Duggar Daughter Coming Under Brutal Attack Over What She’s Set To Do

The Southern Women’s Show decision to include Jessa Duggar Seewald, former star of the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting, is stirring controversy.

The organizers stated in an announcement in July concerning Jessa’s appearance that: “Guests are welcome to ask Jessa questions on her wedding details, life as a newlywed, her pregnancy and how she is preparing to be a first time mom when she appears on stage. After Jessa appears on stage, she will greet guests, sign autographs and take photos.”

On the Southern Women’s Show’s Facebook page, many have not held back their opinions about the decision to have Jessa as an upcoming speaker.

“Can you please explain to me how Jessa Duggar is in any way, shape or form is considered a viable speaker? I’m having a very difficult time wrapping my head around the concept that Jessa even remotely has anything valuable to contribute. She was raised in a culture where women are devalued as equals and are viewed as second class citizens, whose only true purpose is to breed. She’s not a proud Southern woman, not by my standards,” one commenter wrote.

“I would have loved to come to this event but I am boycotting anything that includes the Duggars. Your choice of including an uneducated, judgmental and arrogant Duggar as a guest speaker has made it impossible for me to attend any more of your events,” another added.

“I’d be insulted if I were a Southern woman. Jessa is NO role model for women. No college education No work experience. Making excuses for her molesting brother. There are so many strong, accomplished Southern women out there making a difference. Jessa or any of the Duggars are an awful choice,” wrote still another. 

Not all the feedback has been negative, however. “I cannot wait to attend and see Jessa and Ben!! I have yet to ever attend one of these show[s], but I am definitely going since they will be there,” one enthused.

Organizers responded to one of the complaints on Facebook writing: “We understand that sometimes the special guests may not appeal to everyone, which is what the Southern Women’s Show is all about … we aspire to bring a variety of programming, features, shopping and events to appeal to a variety of tastes. Jessa will appear on Saturday which leaves 3 additional days to experience all the fun that YOU love!”

As reported by Western Journalism, the Duggars made headlines last month, after it was revealed that Jessa’s brother Josh was a subscriber to the online spouse cheating service Ashley Madison. Josh admitted: “I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.”

While their parents have expressed heartbreak over the matter, Jessa has taken a firmer stance by sharing an article that her father-in-law wrote on her social media accounts, which takes Josh to task for his deeply duplicitous lifestyle.

She also shared a sermon on Monday entitled The Passions that Prevent Adultery.

“In three minutes, John Piper explains how God cures our heart’s broken desires for sin. When the Bible calls us to live…

Posted by Jessa Seewald on Monday, August 31, 2015

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Democrat Senator Became 34th Crucial Vote In Support Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Congress will likely fail to block the Iran nuclear deal now that Maryland Democrat Senator Barbara Mikulski has announced her support. In a press release she said:

No deal is perfect, especially one negotiated with the Iranian regime. I have concluded that this Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is the best option available to block Iran from having a nuclear bomb. For these reasons, I will vote in favor of this deal. However, Congress must also reaffirm our commitment to the safety and security of Israel.

Reaction to Mikulski’s announcement showed that the upcoming vote will not be the end of disputes over Iran. Cory Fritz, spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said:

The White House may have convinced just enough Democrats to back an agreement that legitimizes Iran’s nuclear program, trusts the regime to self-inspect and offers amnesty to terrorists, but this deal is far from being implemented.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer and New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez are the only two Democratic senators who have publicly opposed the deal. Senator Schumer wrote:

I will vote to disapprove the agreement, not because I believe war is a viable or desirable option, nor to challenge the path of diplomacy. It is because I believe Iran will not change, and under this agreement it will be able to achieve its dual goals of eliminating sanctions while ultimately retaining its nuclear and non-nuclear power.

What are your thoughts about the Iran Nuclear Deal? Share and comment below.

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Mike Huckabee Brings Up The One Thing About Kim Davis No One’s Talking About, But Should Be

The controversy continues in Kentucky as Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis steadfastly refuses to issue gay marriage licenses in her office despite the Supreme Court’s insistence that she relent and issue the licenses. There’s been a lot said about the clerk, but former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has brought up at least one thing that no one else seems interested in discussing.

In a letter sent to his supporters, Huckabee is asking a series of questions about Kim Davis and her situation. One thing he notes is that Kim is a Democrat, something that few are mentioning, especially those in the mainstream media.

But more particularly Huckabee wants to know under exactly what law Davis is being commanded to issue marriage licenses to gay couples?

The main question is this: just what “law” did the Supreme Court make with its gay marriage decision? What statute was passed? What law written?

The answer is none.

Here is what Huckabee told his supporters.

I spoke with Kim Davis this morning to offer my prayers and support. For those of you who don’t know, Kim is the Rowan County Clerk, a Democrat, who is under fire from the left for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses in Kentucky.

I let Kim know how proud I am of her for not abandoning her religious convictions and standing strong for religious liberty. She is showing more courage and humility than just about any federal officeholder in Washington.

Kim is asking the perfect question: ‘Under what law am I authorized to issue homosexual couples a marriage license?’ That simple question is giving many in Congress a civics lesson that they never got in grade school.

The Supreme Court cannot and did not make a law. They only made a ruling on a law. Congress makes the laws. Because Congress has made no law allowing for same-sex marriage, Kim does not have the Constitutional authority to issue a marriage license to homosexual couples.

Kim is a person of great conviction. When people of conviction fight for what’s right they often pay a price, but if they don’t and we surrender, we will pay a far greater price for bowing to the false God of judicial supremacy. Government is not God. No man – and certainly no unelected lawyer – has the right to redefine the laws of nature or of nature’s God. Five unelected lawyers have abused their power by ruling in favor of a national right to same-sex marriage with no legal precedent and with nothing in our Constitution to back it up. They have violated American’s most fundamental right guaranteed by our Constitution — religious liberty.

I stand with Kim Davis and every American of faith under attack by Washington elites who have nothing but disdain for us, our faith and the Constitution.

If you stand with us, please sign my petition in support of religious liberty here.

With gratitude,
Mike Huckabee

Do you support Clerk Davis?

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