Daily Archives: March 3, 2019

March 3 Characteristics of True Believers

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:1–14

Key Verse: Ephesians 1:11

In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will.

A life of enduring holiness (reflecting the mind and character of God) is possible only when we first are convinced of our identity in Christ. The Scriptures attribute these remarkable characteristics to believers:

• We are the salt of the earth.

• We are saints.

• We are joint heirs with Jesus.

• We are justified by faith.

• We are ambassadors for Christ.

• We are eternally secure in Christ.

• We are triumphant in Christ.

• We are accepted in the Beloved.

 

• We are children of God.

• We have peace with God.

• We are free from condemnation.

• We are the temple of God.

• We are blessed with every spiritual blessing.

• We are citizens of heaven.

• We are complete in Christ.

 

Many other features are already yours through faith in Christ. They are gifts from the Father, bestowed upon every disciple for effective service.

Knowing who you are in Christ is the starting point for abundant living. You can live a holy life because you are holy in Christ. Today agree with God concerning your new identity in Christ.

O God, I declare my new identity in Christ: I am the salt of the earth, a child of God, a saint who has peace with You. I am joint heir with Jesus, free from condemnation, and justified by faith. I am the temple of God, an ambassador for Christ, eternally secure, triumphant, complete, and accepted in Christ. I am a citizen of heaven and blessed with every spiritual blessing![1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 66). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

As President Trump Approaches his Third Year In Office, Christians Need To Be Reminded Why God Put Him There In The First Place — Now The End Begins

 

The presidency of Barack Obama was God’s direct judgment upon America, just as God making Saul king over Israel was actually a judgement on Israel. But the presidency of Donald Trump, on the other hand, is a judgment upon the world.

Donald John Trump was elected as the 45th president of these United States by the sovereign act of an almighty God’s will to place into power, and to remove from power, anyone He so chooses. So as we are passing the two and a half year mark of his presidency, a message from my pastor and a recent exchange with longtime NTEB reader Laura earlier today made me realize it was time to once again check in with some of the reasons behind why God would choose to use a man like Donald J. Trump. So let’s take a look, shall we?

“And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.” Daniel 2:21,22 (KJV)

As I have said many times before, I did not start out as a Trump supporter, I was leaning towards Ted Cruz in the beginning. But after learning that the people behind Cruz, and perhaps Ted Cruz himself, began to speak about Cruz being God’s ‘anointed king‘ to bring about the ‘end times wealth transfer‘, I began to look at other candidates. Being a Yankee from New Jersey, I had known about Donald Trump since the early 1980’s. And, quite frankly, it was because I knew about him that I did not feel inclined to vote for him.

But as I prayed for wisdom and guidance, the Holy Spirit began to lead me right to Trump’s doorstep. And it had nothing to do with wanting to ‘make America great again’. Don’t get me wrong, I am the son of a WWII and Korea vet, and the brother of a United States Marine. I am as patriotic as they come. But as I bible believer and student of prophecy, I knew America’s best days are behind her. Let me tell you why before I go any further.

Judgment On America Began With The Election Of Barack Hussein Obama

Back in 2012, I wrote an article entitled ‘Obama Is The King God Has Given To Reign Over America In the Last Days‘, and in that article I spoke about how, in my opinion, God has started to judge America as a nation. I honestly did not think that America would survive much past 8 years of rule by the Kenyan Barry Soetoro, a true ‘manchurian candidate‘ if ever there was one. But though we did survive Obama, and have continued forward, it sooned dawned on my that the judgement from God was going to continue under Donald Trump. Albeit for entirely different reasons than it did with Obama.

“And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them. Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.” 1 Samuel 8:7,9 (KJV)

The presidency of Barack Obama was God’s direct judgment upon America, just as God making Saul king over Israel was actually a judgement on Israel for their rebellion against God. But the presidency of Donald Trump, on the other hand, is a judgment upon the world. And what better way to judge the world than by using the nation that has the world’s largest economy and the world’s strongest military – America!

Why I Felt God Led Me To Support Donald Trump For President

The first article I wrote, nearly a year before Trump was elected, is called ‘Why A Bible Believer Is Supporting Donald Trump For President Of The United States“, and in that article you can read why I felt the Lord chose me to support Donald Trump, warts and all. By this point, I was so sure that Trump would win because of what the Lord told me, I went out on a crazy limb and made this prediction:

As I see it, Donald Trump will be the far-and-away winner for the Republican party nomination for president in 2016. Hands down. …he will easily win in November in a landslide.

Writing that article, and making that prediction had the near immediate effect of the following things. First, I got more hate mail, from other Christians, than you could shake a stick at. People were mad, very mad, at me for supporting Trump. The second thing that happened was people threatened to stop coming to NTEB, and guess what, they did! Almost overnight, our site went from over 1.3 million views a month to less than 300,000. Ouch.

That’s when I had to start doing some fundraising to keep NTEB online, prior to that I paid for everything from ad revenue the site generated. The incredible excitement I had felt at the first, knowing I had heard from the Lord that He would make Donald Trump president, and a whole a year before the election, was soon tempered by the start realization that being the one bringing that message also destroyed my income stream. But that’s another story for another day.

The second article I wrote in our ‘The Last Trump‘ series was called ‘The Real Reason Why Donald Trump Was Chosen To Be The Republican Candidate For President‘, and in it I make the case why I think God placed Donald Trump in power as a global judgment. I highly recommend that you click on these links to my previous articles, I promise you it will bring back many things you have already forgotten surrounding Trump’s miraculous election.

Why God Is Using President Trump To Judge The World

The next article in the series I want to direct your attention to, and perhaps the most powerful, is called “The Global Shaking From A Trump Presidency We Warned You About Last Year Has Already Started“. This was written mere weeks into his presidency, and even at that time, his election was already causing a shaking around the political world. Here is a brief snippet of how much of the world order began to shake in just that short span of time:

“For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.” Haggai 2:6,7 (KJV)

A RANDOM SAMPLINGS FROM HEADLINES IN TRUMP’S FIRST MONTH IN OFFICE:

  • TRUMP CHALLENGES THE WORLD ORDER: President-elect Donald Trump is alarming critics by not only threatening to dispatch with political correctness but also disregarding the basic tenets of world order surrounding nuclear weapons. With a single tweet Thursday and then a follow-up chat with a television broadcaster on Friday, Trump entered the holiday weekend shaking up global affairs by stating an interest in vastly expanding the U.S. nuclear arsenal, even if it means restarting an arms race with Russia. source

  • TRUMP WARNS UNITED NATIONS AFTER ISRAEL VOTE SAYS ‘THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT NOW”: President-elect Donald Trump slammed the Obama administration for its decision not to veto a U.N. resolution critical of Israel’s settlements, promising that it would be “different” under his presidency. “As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th,” Trump tweeted Friday. source

  • DONALD TRUMP SHAKES INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: President-elect Donald Trump long ago earned a reputation for being unpredictable in his statements, but he outdid himself on Thursday. In the span of just a few hours, Trump shook international relations by undercutting the Obama administration over a UN resolution on Israeli settlements, indicated he would ramp up nuclear competition with Russia and then jolted a major defense contractor — and its shareholders — by suggesting he would ask Boeing to replace a fighter jet being made by Lockheed Martin. source
  • TRUMP HAS THE GUTS TO MOVE U.S. EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM: U.S. Congressman Dave Brat and Congressman-elect Scott Taylor affirmed their belief that President-elect Donald Trump will make good on his promise to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. “Trump’s priority in moving the embassy is a huge symbol,” Taylor told Breitbart Jerusalem on Monday at the Jerusalem Leaders Summit. “You’ve heard of other presidents who have started to do it but they end up not doing it, but I think he will. And I support it.” Congressman Dave Brat agreed: “Oh, he has the guts to do it.” source

Wow, right? At that was just at the 4-week and three day mark, believe it or not! So, at this point, are you starting to remember and starting to see what I am talking about? Now look at the last 2.5 years of Trump’s presidency, can you see God’s hand of judgement on this world? If you still cannot see it, scan some of these headlines and it will all come rushing back to you.

The Cup Of This World’s Judgment Almost Full Now

So, where does all this leave us? It leaves us in a day and age where babies are aborted and their still-warm flesh is sold to create ‘humanized mice‘, and where lost people demand that the ‘right’ to have robot sex be protected under international law. It leaves us with politicians talking about forced sterilization of human beings to ‘stop climate change‘, and the ‘First Annual Christian Witches Convention‘ being held in Salem, Massachusetts.

I could on on about the mayor of Landsdale, PA, proclaiming February 2nd to be called ‘Inclusion Day’ to commemorate indoctrinating school children with the LGBTQP ‘story fun time’ at the local library, or how France is replacing the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ with ‘parent 1’ and ‘parent 2’. And if all that doesn’t do it for you, how about the Roman pope signing a ‘universal peace covenant‘ with Islam?

“For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.” Hebrews 11:14-16 (KJV)

Christian, time is almost up, stop fooling yourself about reviving America’s ‘glory days’, because it’s not going to happen. The ship is going down, and we are called to get as many souls in to the lift raft that is Jesus Christ, that is our mission. Stop wasting your time arguing politics and start fishing for the souls of men! Our pastor at church this morning gave an incredible, soul-stirring message on ‘preaching in your Jerusalem’, which is to say where you are right now. You may be here tomorrow, but that person the Lord has put on your heart to take the gospel to may not be.

Time to get busy, Christian, the footsteps of the Master draw near. Flight #777 on Titus213 Airlines now boarding.

Only One Life, Twill Soon Be Past – Poem by C.T Studd

Only one life, twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one,
Soon will its fleeting hours be done;
Then, in ‘that day’ my Lord to meet,
And stand before His Judgement seat;

Only one life,’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

This Is Why I Voted For Donald Trump For President

I believe that God told me to support Donald Trump, told me that he would win in a landslide, and to give him my whole-hearted support for this very reason. To be a blessing to Israel and the Jewish people. Donald Trump has done what every president for the past 70 years promised, but never delivered. Only Donald Trump moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem, and only Donald Trump has declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel. This is why I supported him, and will continue to do so until the Lord tells me otherwise. Keep looking up!

via As President Trump Approaches his Third Year In Office, Christians Need To Be Reminded Why God Put Him There In The First Place — Now The End Begins

Leaving Neverland and Finding Clayton Jennings: #ChurchToo and the Fear of Reporting Sexual Abuse — Pulpit & Pen

With the debut of the documentary Leaving Neverland on HBO tonight, the #MeToo movement reaches critical mass. The two-part, four-hour documentary tells the story of two victims of alleged sexual abuse by pop icon Michael Jackson. Such allegations about the late King of Pop are nothing new. He settled out of court for nearly $25,000,000 with the family of a young accuser in 1994 and was acquitted of criminal child molestation charges in 2005. After his acquittal, Jackson’s fans celebrated outside of the California courthouse where he was being tried with shouts, tears, and confetti. Fans around the world followed suit. Jackson had such a profound effect on the lives of his throngs of fans that they were personally tied up in the outcome of his trial. Therein lies the danger of accusing someone widely popular and beloved of misdeeds. Fans and followers can be aggressively opposed to anyone besmirching the reputation of their idol. This can be terrifying for accusers who want to come forward with their stories. The publicity that surrounds scandal can further terrify victims of abuse as their personal lives and personal failing become subject to scrutiny. Thus, many victims are tempted to bury their stories. Related organizations, even churches, are incentivized to cover up scandal as well. Such an environment, an environment of fear, can allow predators to thrive. The case of the charismatic, and disgraced, evangelist Clayton Jennings.

In 2016, Pulpit & Pen published the first in a long series of accounts from various young women who claimed to have been seduced by Clayton Jennings. Many were scared of publicity and repercussions. Only published her name along with her story. Eventually Jennings’ church revoked his license to the ministry. Jennings lost some speaking engagements but retained others. For the most part, he dropped off of our radar here at Pulpit & Pen. Until yesterday, he had not been written about at this publication since March of last year. It was yesterday that Jennings unleashed a series of profane and aggressive social media posts addressed not only at Pulpit & Pen and its publisher but former preaching associates and his former church, which he referred to as a “cult”. In the midst of his postings, Jennings released pictures and descriptions of some of his accusers. This technique of public embarrassment is known as “doxing” can be used as a devastating tool by public figures with rabid fan bases. Since yesterday, scores of Jennings supporters have contacted Pulpit & Pen with everything from profane insults to threats of harm.

Clayton Jennings, Jordan Sparks, and Tim Tebow

Predatory people know as well as anyone that people who live in glasses houses should not thrown stones. This is perhaps why so many victims and churches are afraid to publicly expose the misdeeds of disqualified and abusive ministers. There can be repercussions for doing so, especially if ministers who are disqualified because of sexual sin reach a point where they have nothing to lose and decide to take down as many people with them as they can. I do not know if this is what Clayton Jennings is in the midst of doing but I do know that Christians who have spoken out against spiritual abuse in sexual form have no need to fear further public embarrassment in the church. The Apostle John wrote, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.” Those who have repented of their sins, including those women who fornicated with Clayton Jennings and later admitted doing so, should be embraced by the church as redeemed sinners. Their punishment for sin has been borne on the cross by Jesus Christ.

Jennings with Vice President Mike Pence

The #ChurchToo movement has been an especially tragic one, in that it has shown that many churches, ministers, and even victims have fostered an environment of fear instead of an environment of forgiveness and love. Having been set free by truth, Christians have no need to fear the worldly tactics of shamers, nor should they be enticed to engage in them. I, for one, chose to pray for the redemption of the type of weak-willed women, weighed down by their sin, who have been taken captive the wiles of supposed men of God like Clayton Jennings. As for the world, it will deal with men, living or dead, like Michael Jackson, Bill Cosby, Kevin Spacey, and Harvey Weinstein as it may. The church should remain pure and holy, realizing that its individual members will sin but the corporate body will always be there to hold those sinning members accountable and direct them, with grace and gentleness, to the loving and forgiving arms of Jesus Christ.

via Leaving Neverland and Finding Clayton Jennings: #ChurchToo and the Fear of Reporting Sexual Abuse — Pulpit & Pen

‘America needs to wake up’ to Islamification of US: UK activist warns what comes after elections are won, citing Omar as example

(FILE PHOTO video screenshots)

In a video posted to Twitter last Friday, the same day that Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar came under fire again for antisemitism, British conservative activist Katie Hopkins implored Americans to wake up and recognize Omar for what she is and truly represents.

“America needs to wake up to Ilhan Omar. She’s changing right before your eyes. And there are three simple steps to the Islamification of politics. We’ve already lived it here in the U.K.,” she said.

Listen:

Hopkins believes that the U.K. and other European nations that have been overly welcoming to Muslim refugees have become Islamified, i.e., Islamic culture has taken over, thus leading to the creation of “no-go zones,” the emergence of judicial rulings based on Sharia law and an uptick in crime.

“Number one: You have a voting bloc of people that are densely packaged together — the same community, Somali communities, Bangladeshi communities, four families living where one family used to live — and now you have them voting according to their religion, facilitated by their mosque,” she said.

“Funding can flow in. You have the Muslim housing association. We have a Muslim police association. We have events especially for the Muslim community of London. We have an EID celebration in the middle of London … paid for by the Muslim mayor of London to keep his voting bloc happy.”

The mayor of London is himself a Muslim — one who loathes U.S. President Donald Trump and has repeatedly downplayed the dangers of Islamic terrorism.

“And once you have people voting according to their religion — funded by funding streams from God knows where — you’ll see the changes start to happen. You’re seeing them now,” Hopkins continued.

“For us, it means that we no longer have bikinis on as our undergarments because it would be offensive to some of the locals. It means that certain individuals can no longer come to our country because we don’t want to upset local communities. And it means that Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, was not given a place to stay in the U.K. because we don’t want to upset local communities.”

Christian woman freed from death row for blasphemy begs Trump for asylum. Pakistan Muslims want her dead. https://t.co/WtmbBWHSVd

— William (@bwtanker) November 4, 2018

Bibi is a Christian Pakistani woman who spent years in prison awaiting a death sentence for committing blasphemy, up until a court overturned her conviction last year. The problem is that, while the Pakistani government doesn’t want her dead anymore, its constituents do.

In a bid to save her own life, last year she began appealing to world leaders to provide her with asylum. The U.K. reportedly denied her plea at the time out of fear that allowing her into the nation would spur unrest among its growing Muslim population.

“Once you have Islam in political power, your culture starts to change rapidly,” Hopkins continued. “You started this by allowing head coverings to be worn inside your positions of power. You’ve seen Ilhan Omar change from having this kind of modern-looking, exotic-looking, oh so fabulous [hijab] … in to now this darker and blacker head covering.”

“Now we’re coming out and speaking out against Israel. Now we’re saying that the president needs to be impeached. Now we’re standing by the socialist Maduro in Venezuela.”

“America needs to wake up to Ilhan Omar!” she concluded.

On the same day that Hopkins uploaded this rant, The New York Times reported that Omar is again in trouble for antisemitism as per remarks she’d made earlier in the week.

The video below shows her touting a conspiracy theory about her “Jewish colleagues”:

The video below shows her touting a trope about Jewish Americans possessing dual loyalty:

Such glaringly antisemitic rhetoric didn’t emerge until after Omar was elected into office by a predominantly Muslim community affiliated with high rates of Islamic terrorism.

While liberals would argue that Hopkins’ rhetoric is equally bigoted, the evidence does suggest that an influx of pious Muslim immigrants does often trigger an abundance of problems, including but not limited to more rapesmore robberies and even more murders.

And of course the Islamification of politics, as noted by social media users.

The islamification of politics. Listen to this woman, we don’t want to end up the UK! #WalkAwayFromDemocrats #llhanOmar #antiAmerican https://t.co/FEWPJNLFgE

— Angelina (@AngelinaT18) March 2, 2019

#IlhadOmar is #antiSemitic
offensive and irresponsible.#intolerance in #Congress& in #American society from #Islamists accepted by#supporters& #apologists 4 #Islam#Islamification of #Politics by#PoliticalIslam #Muslims in #govt.#Hypocrisy by #Democrats in #USA
# pic.twitter.com/CYywFeTUzb

— Mars Dog (@MarsDogBarks) February 17, 2019

Again I have to say Katie is spot on here, How on earth did USA citizens let this individual get voted into political office. She needs to be removed from the country not just political arena.

— Tony Murray (@XbossTony) March 1, 2019

You are fabulous Katie. Really appreciate everything you do and thank you for highlighting what is wrong in this country and the big wide world. Carry on, educate us all.

— Nolly67 (@Nolly672) March 2, 2019

We are woken up. We just have a corrupt @FBI who protects criminals when they are politicians but also protect terrorist in our congress. It’s safe to say we may all be wearing yellow jackets soon like the French.

— USA4TRUMP (@USA4TRUMP) March 1, 2019

Americans are good people generally but are being infiltrated from within due to this very amicable characteristic.

— David Goliath (@DavidGoliath48) March 2, 2019

Source: ‘America needs to wake up’ to Islamification of US: UK activist warns what comes after elections are won, citing Omar as example

‘Survival of the fittest’: RT explores distressed black neighborhoods doomed to crime and decay

'Survival of the fittest': RT explores distressed black neighborhoods doomed to crime and decay

While segregation is an illegal thing of the past, in many US urban areas communities where black people live are reminiscent of a “jungle” where residents survive surrounded by murder, drugs and overwhelming poverty.

RT documentary ‘Black Lives’ went to Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia to talk to the locals who share their stories of living in a deprived area.

“You’ve got to survive. It is a jungle. You gonna act like a lion amongst other lions, like a beast amongst other beasts. It is survival of the fittest at its rawest form,” says David Manigault, director, filmmaker and east Baltimore native. He says people in the area can’t get a job and thus end up selling drugs while no one can feel safe on the streets. “A lot of my friends lost their lives in this neighborhood,” Manigault says.

Such communities may be just a couple miles away from more wealthy areas where children get anything they want – school programs, computer labs, football teams. A kid living in a poorer district may go to sleep without heat. For children growing up in these areas becoming a drug dealer may be as appealing as becoming an NBA star.

“That’s not a two miles difference, that’s a two million miles difference,” Maj Toure, founder of the ‘Black guns matter’ movement says speaking about the disparities between the urban communities in Pennsylvania.

Watch the episode ‘Truth’ of  the ‘Black Lives’ documentary.

Source: ‘Survival of the fittest’: RT explores distressed black neighborhoods doomed to crime and decay

March 3 The Deepest Form of Intimacy

Scripture reading: Luke 11:1–4

Key verses: Matthew 6:14–15

If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

In Luke 11, Jesus provided a rich pattern for prayer. Yet we know He never prayed this prayer because He was sinless and, therefore, did not have to ask forgiveness. However, He used these words to teach us how to pray.

Jesus was specific about the need for forgiveness. Even though God has provided a way through His Son for your eternal forgiveness, there is still a need for you to acknowledge your sinfulness whenever you yield to temptation.

Forgiveness is crucial to your spiritual growth. Remember the words of Jesus on the cross, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do” (Luke 23:34).

Prayer that comes from the heart involves responsibility: “Father, I love You, and I choose to do Your will even when it seems difficult and unbearable.” It always honors God for who He is. Jesus taught us to pray: “Hallowed be Your name.” He went on to show us how to present our requests to the Father by praying, “Give us day by day our daily bread” (Luke 11:2–3).

Recognize that God is your sovereign Provider. He loves you unconditionally and wants you to experience His goodness, no matter what comes your way. His daily bread for you is His Word, and He gives it as a source of encouragement and hope.

Prayer changes you and leads you into the deepest form of intimacy, time spent with your loving heavenly Father.

Father, give me a heart to do Your will even when it seems difficult and unbearable. Change me as I wait before You today.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 66). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

New recession in 2020?

Rick Sanchez discusses foreclosures in New York and a concurrent slowdown of mortgage applications in California. Are these isolated developments or do they spell doom for the US economy? Then investigative journalist Ben Swann weighs in, pointing at similar issues affecting regions throughout the country.

Ocasio-Cortez Warns Nation She’s Making An Extensive List Of Failed Socialist Policies She Plans To Implement — The Babylon Bee

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Addressing the nation, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned her fellow Americans that she has an extensive list of failed socialist policies she’ll implement one at a time.

She waved the list around menacingly, frightening the nation in a video posted to her various social media accounts. The list reportedly contained hundreds of economic and social policies that would absolutely destroy the nation. From government takeovers of key industries to centralized planning of the economy, the list was absolutely packed with horrible ideas. Ocasio-Cortez warned the country that she would implement them if her demands are not met.

“I have here in my hand a list of 205 socioeconomic policies that failed every time they were implemented,” she said threateningly, “and I swear to Karl, I will implement them if I have to.”

“Listen, I already lost 25,000 jobs for my constituents—just imagine what I could do to the whole country,” she concluded ominously.

via Ocasio-Cortez Warns Nation She’s Making An Extensive List Of Failed Socialist Policies She Plans To Implement — The Babylon Bee

Rep. Devin Nunes: AG Barr Has Until March 15th to Report Out on Crooked Deep State Hacks Weissmann and Ahmad (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures this morning.

Nunes discussed the recent letter Freedom Caucus members Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent to Attorney General Bill Barr.

According to Rep. Nunes Attorney General Bill Barr has until March 15th to respond to their requests.

AG Barr Has Until March 15 to Disclose Information on Weissmann and Ahmad’s Conflicts on Special Counsel.

Rep. Devin Nunes: So Weissmann is the number two, he’s Mueller’s deputy. He was involved in the custody of the dossiers. In early 20016 he was given the dossier. He is someone, along with the other one mentioned there, both DOJ people, both on the Mueller team. They shouldn’t be involved in this investigation… There’s clear regulations the DOJ has. You can’t be conflicted. Look did they disclose before Mueller picked them that they were involved in the custody of the dossier?… We know these two individuals were involved in the custody of important evidence, dirt from the Clinton campaign that is the basis for the entire hoax…

Nunes: These are not independent investigators. These are people who were in on it from the beginning… We also have information that Weissman was meeting with reporters. And this is part of this whole disinformation campaign… You also had people with the Department of Justice and the FBI who were briefing reporters. What was Weissman doing talking to AP reporters? We asked those questions and never got those answers.

Maria Bartiromo: Jordan and Meadows want this information from the Attorney General by March 15th at 5 PM.

This is amazing.
Without Devin Nunes we NEVER would have known about this Deep State coup against this president.
Devin Nunes deserves a presidential medal for exposing this coup.
Nunes is an American hero.

Via Sunday Morning Futures:

via Rep. Devin Nunes: AG Barr Has Until March 15th to Report Out on Crooked Deep State Hacks Weissmann and Ahmad (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

Mental-Health Problems and Suicides Up Among Teens

“Pew released a starting report last week, finding: Anxiety and depression are on the rise among America’s youth and, whether they personally suffer from these conditions or not, seven-in-ten teens today see them as major problems among their peers.” – National Review

Source: Mental-Health Problems and Suicides Up Among Teens

Keep Digging! Clinton Wants Congress To Pursue Russia Collusion, Even If Mueller Comes Up Empty

This takes some kind of gall, from the woman who basically paid for the hoax, and spread it to media and to the FBI. But yes, we should continue to investigate collusion – what foreign individuals received money from the Clinton campaign for the info through Steele and Fusion GPS.

Via Daily Wire:

Failed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton doesn’t want Congress to give up on pursuing evidence of President Donald Trump colluding with Russian officials to impact the 2016 elections, even if Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report comes up empty.

In a podcast with former Daily Beast chief Tina Brown recorded earlier this week, Clinton was clear in delivering her marching orders to the Democratic Congress: keep digging.

“There is enough grounds in what has already been made public for the government, for Congress in particular, to be doing more with it,” Clinton said. “And I’m pleased that under Speaker Pelosi, the Democrats are beginning to hold hearings and try to connect some of these dots.”

She doubled down on her dismay at the Democrats’ annual Selma Unity Breakfast Sunday morning, telling a rapt audience that, “We are living through a full-fledged crisis in our democracy,” and that we are living through a time when “racist and white supremacist views are lifted up in the media and the White House.”

Other attendees of the breakfast repeated Clinton’s claims of having the election “stolen” from her by overzealous FBI agents and Russian hackers.

Keep reading…

Source: Keep Digging! Clinton Wants Congress To Pursue Russia Collusion, Even If Mueller Comes Up Empty

Rush Limbaugh Exposed A Shocking Secret Michael Cohen Doesn’t Want You to Know | The Trumpet Online

Rush Limbaugh revealed one of the biggest scandals in America.

And it involved the person who put Michael Cohen up to testifying against Donald Trump.

Limbaugh went on the air and exposed the shocking secret Michael Cohen doesn’t want you to know.

Michael Cohen’s hearing was a farce.

Donald Trump described it as “fake.”

But Rush Limbaugh described it as something else – revenge by Hillary Clinton and her minions.

Limbaugh noted that Clinton’s top hatchet man – Lanny Davis – represented Cohen and sat right behind him at the hearing.

The top-rated conservative talk show host explained that Lanny Davis spoon fed Cohen a bunch of nonsense under the false impression that it would help him earn a lighter jail sentence.

“I mean, I just have explosions of observations going on in my mind as I watch this. I see Lanny Davis sitting right behind Michael Cohen…This is his ticket out. This is his ticket to a reduced time in jail. Lanny Davis, it may as well be Hillary Clinton sitting behind Michael Cohen,” Limbaugh stated.

Limbaugh continued explaining that the only reason this farce took place was because Hillary Clinton could not get over losing the election.

“And all of this is about ongoing retribution for Donald Trump, getting even with Donald Trump for having dared to beat Hillary Clinton. But never forget this, folks. If anybody, including Cohen, had evidence that would send Donald Trump away, I guarantee you he would get a plea deal that does not include jail time. The fact that Michael Cohen is going to jail is proof positive to me that he doesn’t have diddly-squat in terms of legality or illegality on Trump,” Limbaugh added.

The entire Russian collusion narrative was concocted by Hillary Clinton and her campaign to explain away her losing the 2016 election.

And the left wants to impeach Donald Trump by any means necessary.

So Hillary Clinton’s inner circle hatched a plot to have a convicted felon – who’s going to jail for lying to Congress – spend hours on national television smearing the President of the United States.

Limbaugh pointed out that Cohen didn’t accuse the President of anything illegal.

Democrats only wanted to use Cohen to soften President Trump up.

Cohen recited all the familiar attacks on Trump: racist, conman, fraud, tax cheat, bully.

The point wasn’t to prove any of these charges.

Cohen offered no proof to back up the personal attacks on Trump.

The goal was to drive a wedge between Trump and his supporters.

If the Democrats can pry the President’s base loose and turn a portion against Trump, then they can deploy a media pressure campaign to force the Republicans to vote to impeach Trump and remove him from office.

It’s a transparent ploy.

But it’s one the fake news media wants to hide from the American people.

However, Rush Limbaugh is not going to let them get away with it.

We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

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Source: Rush Limbaugh Exposed A Shocking Secret Michael Cohen Doesn’t Want You to Know

Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Venezuela and Ukraine | Stephen Lendman

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Syria remains infested with US-supported ISIS, al-Nusra and other terrorists – mainly in Idlib province and on Pentagon bases, training them for use as imperial foot soldiers against Damascus.

Endless war continues, approaching its 9th year, with no prospect for resolution because US hardliners reject it.

That’s the hard reality of all US wars of aggression, why I call them forever wars, serving the nation’s military, industrial, security, media complex – mocking Dwight Eisenhower’s 1960 farewell address warning.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (MZ below) called (US-supported) terrorist-infested Idlib province “(o)ne of the biggest threats to security and stability in Syria.”

Their “goal is to expand the sphere of their influence until they control the whole of Idlib. The number of ceasefire violations has not decreased, but, on the contrary, has grown considerably. Some 40 such violations in which people were killed and wounded were reported over the past four days.”

MZ failed to explain why this deplorable situation festers. It’s because Turkey’s Erdogan conned Putin into believing he’d cooperate with Russia in disarming Al-Nusra and other terrorists in the agreed on demilitarized zone.

Instead he supports them, allied with Washington’s regime change agenda, wanting Assad toppled, northern Syrian territory bordering Turkey annexed.

Why Putin still trusts him is disturbing, a self-serving tinpot despot, illegally occupying parts of northern Syria, giving ISIS, al-Nusra, and other terrorists safe haven on Turkish territory, letting them move freely back and forth cross border, pretending he supports conflict resolution while conspiring against it.

Based on UN and Syrian Arab Red Crescent information, 95% of refugees held captive at the US-controlled Rukban camp want resettlement elsewhere, the vast majority seeking it in Damascus-controlled areas.

They’re unable to leave or get vitally needed humanitarian aid in amounts enough to matter because the Trump regime blocks them, holding them captive, recruiting fighters from their numbers for use as proxies against Assad.

At the same time, US-supported ISIS jihadists terrorize them into submission. It’s a deplorable unresolved situation the world community is largely ignoring.

Western media ignore it entirely, supporting US aggression, blaming Damascus for Washington’s high crimes. Around 40,000 refugees remain trapped at Rujban with no access to medical care when needed.

“There are no doctors…in the camp,” MZ explained. Because of its US-supported terrorist infestation, “the ever-present fear for one’s health and life” haunts the camp’s residents.

Since Russia opened humanitarian corridors for them to leave, only about 200 managed to escape, risking their lives trying.

MZ explained that a Russian Defense Ministry statement said the US “is preventing Syrian citizens from leaving the Rukban camp and calls on the international community to promote the implementation of the Syrian government initiative for returning Syrians to their native parts, closing down the camp and liquidating the al-Tanf security zone.”

“Buses will be provided starting on March 1 for the voluntary movement of people from Rukban. We are alarmed by the reports saying that the US side is” blocking their exit.

Commenting on the Trump regime’s coup plot in Venezuela, MZ said nations supporting it are silent in response to DLT, Pompeo, Bolton, and Abrams belligerently saying “all options are on the table” – a virtual US declaration of war on a sovereign state by whatever means these warmongers intend waging it.

Russian officials strongly spoke out against interfering in Venezuela’s internal affairs “by force.”

US hardliners ignore diplomatic outreach and other efforts to resolve things peacefully – toughness the only language they understand, what’s lacking from Russia and other countries supporting the Bolivarian Republic and its democratically elected government, what’s essential to save Venezuela from US imperial dominance.

MZ: “The US sticks to a policy of taking down ‘objectionable governments’ in Latin America and elsewhere. We urge all our Latin American friends to give serious thought to this, regardless of what position they now hold towards the Nicolas Maduro government.”

The above remarks aren’t good enough. Nor were Russian UN envoy Vassily Nebenzia’s comments during a special Security Council special session on Venezuela, supporting its democratically elected government.

Challenging Washington with tough actions, not tough talk, is the only effective strategy. Mr. nice guy actions show weakness. They’re defeatist, sure to fail.

Commenting on Donbass, Ukraine, MZ said “(t)he intensity and number of fire attacks launched by Ukraine(’s military) have increased considerably over the past seven days.”

“According to members of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission, 11 communities in the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics came under fire. The fire attacks killed two and wounded one civilian, also damaging ten residential buildings.”

Things could escalate to all-out war again, depending on what the Trump regime has in mind, perhaps a scheme to suspend the March 31 presidential election.

US-anointed/overwhelmingly reviled Poroshenko is sure to lose without rampant electoral rigging. It’s virtually certain if things proceed as scheduled, though uncertain if good enough for him to retain power as Washington’s man in Kiev.

Source: Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Venezuela and Ukraine

When Bubbles Burst – Tesla, The Everything Cycle, & The End Of Global Warming | ZeroHedge News

Authored by Tom Luongo,

As the center of the U.S. freezes this weekend, Elon Musk is trying to figure out how to save Tesla from going the way of Enron.

Religions die hard. It takes an orgy of evidence to change a person’s mind on a subject that is integral to their moral and ethical structure.

In the case of Tesla, the mania surrounding it over the past decade has been inextricably bound up with the hysteria of global warming.

For years investors ignored the obvious warning signs that Tesla would never be able to graduate from a boutique, hand-built car manufacturer and technology skunk works to a mass producer.

I’ve been very hard on Musk in the past, with good reason. But, as a guy with vision I applaud him getting Tesla off the ground and legitimizing the idea of the upscale electric car.

But it was never going to work as a mass production scheme because Musk isn’t that guy. He’s a dreamer and a schemer, not a builder. And, as I’ve said multiple times, he should have stepped down as CEO of Tesla ages ago.

A man has got to know his limitations as The Man once said.

Musk doesn’t.

People Need Religion

And this goes for the Global Warming crowd as well. There’s is a religion based around basic human hubris — that we are far more impactful on the world than we actually are and our activities need to be reined in.

This comes from worshiping the environment as a substitute for traditional religions. Marx preached organized religion is the ‘opiate of the masses’ but people need religion of some form or another to bring meaning to their lives and guide their behavior.

So if they reject Christianity, for example, they will seek out a new thing to elevate and substitute for it. I would argue that Star Wars provided that for me as a teenager and later Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle.

We all need a religion.

The environment is definitely one of these substitute religions. In fact, modern environmentalism has all the trappings of a classic human religion.

We have our Satan, consumerism. It is the bastard child of capitalism since this version of environment-worship is rooted in Marxism.

We have the apocalypse story, Global Warming. We will literally destroy all life on the planet turning it into Venus. It’s the rapture for Gaia worshipers.

And we have the High Priest of Technocracy who will save us from ourselves, Elon Musk. He will put a solar panel on every roof, take us to Mars while we drive around, guilt-free in our luxury Teslas.

The problem with all of it, of course, is that it was all bought with debt and government largesse, itself a consumerist fantasy created out of the opulence that capitalism provided.

And while there are plenty of reasons why electric cars can make sense, less carbon dioxide isn’t one of them. But, that’s where the billions in grants and Wall Street funny money came from.

Tesla is witches’ brew consisting of equal parts the Fed’s insane zero-bound interest rates, the elevation of global warming to religious significance by the left and cynical Wall Street profiteering.

The Fed provided the money, the government gave out the subsidies to entice the Wall Streeters and global warming provided the upscaling demand as Generation Prius gave way to the siren’s call of Musk’s consumerism.

In essence, we live in a period of history so wealthy relative to our basic survival needs we can indulge the ravings of mad Marxists at levels of taxation and wealth redistribution which are far greater than any previous economic cycle.

Why this occurred, in my view, is confluence of three things:

  1. Rising sun output lowering the cost of food production.
  2. Enshrining private property rights and the subservience of government to the people in law in some places, like the U.S.
  3. Accessing the deep, high-density energy reserves of the planet (Oil).

Those three things created real wealth for humanity at a rate easily double previous periods of recorded history.

There’s no doubt that this period has been messy and our institutions and cultural identities are having a hard time adjusting.

The environmentalists certainly have a point about pollution and consumerism.

But only up to a point.

And if they would confine their activities to getting polluters to pay their ‘externalities,’ limiting governments’ protection of them and educating people about being less wasteful then I would have zero problems with them.

In fact, I applaud their efforts. What they fail to understand, willfully I believe, is that the efficiency enforced by the laws of economics on producers drives waste and pollution down over time.

But their religious fervor cannot allow them to see that and allow nature, as it were, to take its course. And there’s is a religion based on the unquenchable envy of Marxism.

My substitute religion however, doesn’t tell me to expropriate 10% of world GDP to ensure I get another Star Wars movie to add to my gospel either.

But you do see that from the Global Warming extremists. And the sad part is that the same Wall St. profiteers who sold them Tesla are also selling them carbon credits, solar panels and electric luxury cars.

The very people who they rail against, Wall St. are the ones handing them the money to indulge their power fantasies about saving the world.

You can can your environmentalist cake and eat it too, Greenies.

And it would all be great if it weren’t all a complete lie. Global warming is a bubble bursting just like Tesla is because both are stories built on a foundation of debt and consumption, not privation and thrift.

Like capitalism is.

The climate cycle is changing in front of our eyes. The sun is shutting down and will likely remain so for at lest another ten years, possibly far longer.

The climate is only just now catching up to this fact. And we are woefully unprepared for this fact as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez goes full Marxist retard touting a Green New Deal.

We are in a transition state from warming to cooling. Weather is getting violent. The upper atmosphere is cooling off so quickly even the religious nuts at NASA have had to admit it publicly.

And yet, people cling to their religions because they have to. Just like they cling to Marxism that forms its foundations despite its truly horrific record of human abuse.

As Musk and Tesla fall from grace we’ll see the scales lift from many true believers’ eyes. Because nothing wakes people up faster than seeing their future gutted as their brokerage account plunges towards zero.

At that point even this cycle will turn. Expectations will be tempered and people will finally become open to truly sustainable solutions we all actually want.

Source: When Bubbles Burst – Tesla, The Everything Cycle, & The End Of Global Warming

Ocasio-Cortez Has Temper Tantrum After New York Post Exposes Her As A Fraud | The Federalist Papers

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a temper tantrum after The New York Post outed her as a hypocrite.

In a scathing story this weekend The Post showed how the 29-year-old goes against everything she preaches.

“We’re like, ‘The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change,’” Cortez said in January, The Post reported.

“And, like, this is the war; this is our World War II,” she said, talking more like a teenager than a Congresswoman.

“It is basically a scientific consensus that the lives of our children are going to be very difficult” she said last week.

“And it does lead young people to have a legitimate question: is it OK to still have children?” she said.

She wants to have a “a full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases” in the next decade.

And her Green New Deal insists that we need to “totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out high-speed rail … create affordable public transit available to all, with goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle,” The Post reported.

Is Ocasio Cortez a hypocrite?

But the woman who boasts of a “razor-sharp BS detector” seems to have trouble sniffing out her own.

Since declaring her candidacy in May 2017, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign heavily relied on those combustible-engine cars — even though a subway station was just 138 feet from her Elmhurst campaign office.

She listed 1,049 transactions for Uber, Lyft, Juno and other car services, federal filings show. The campaign had 505 Uber expenses alone.

In all, Ocasio-Cortez spent $29,365.70 on those emissions-spewing vehicles, along with car and van rentals — even though her Queens HQ was a one-minute walk to the 7 train.

The campaign shelled out only $8,335.41 on 52 MetroCard transactions…

… Her campaign embraced the friendly skies, logging 66 airline transactions costing $25,174.54 during campaign season.

The Democratic firebrand or her staff took Amtrak far less — only 18 times — despite high-speed rail being the cornerstone of her save-the-world strategy.

Most of the flights came after her primary win gave her superstar status and Ocasio-Cortez spent weeks jetting around the country, burning fuel to support her fellow Dems.

That despite her ultimate goal of building “high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary” — part of her Green New Deal mentioned in a FAQ she posted to her official website. She later called the air travel reference a mistake. The resolution now before Congress doesn’t mention air travel.

She did not like the expose, which delved deeper into her hypocrisy and is a good read, and she did what she does best.

She lashed out on Twitter at The Post and its story exposing her as the fraud that she is.

“I also fly ✈️ & use A/C

“Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future.

“The Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy,” she said.

I also fly ✈️ & use A/C

Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future.

The Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy. https://t.co/DZGE1WwLbn

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 3, 2019

Living in the world as it is? The world as it is has the trains you speak of and you can use them.

In the world as it is you could ride a bike or walk but you choose to not practice what you preach.

The socialist representative is a charlatan and a hypocrite and she does not like when she is exposed.

Source: Ocasio-Cortez Has Temper Tantrum After New York Post Exposes Her As A Fraud

Report: “11 Christians Killed Every Day for Their Faith” | Gatestone Institute

Last year, Christians were persecuted more than ever before in the modern era — and this year is expected to be worse: “4,136 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons,” according to Open Doors USA. Additionally, “2,625 Christians were detained without trial, arrested, sentenced and imprisoned” in 2018. (Image source: iStock)

Read more: Report: “11 Christians Killed Every Day for Their Faith”

VIDEO – Venezuela in Crisis: Iran’s Poisonous Role

Nicolás Maduro’s regime in Venezuela is fortified by Russian mercenaries, Cuban paramilitary elements, Hezbollah, and Iranian Basij and Quds Force operatives. Even if the Venezuelan military defects to support interim President Juan Guaidó, they would still have to face up to the foreign irregular forces supporting Maduro. What is behind Iranian and Hezbollah penetration into Venezuela and other parts of South America? WATCH NOW…

NYT Magazine profiles Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State & an Evangelical Christian. Reports he reads my novels. But then goes on odd eschatology tangent. — Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

(Washington, D.C.) — Aside from the Vice President, no member of the Cabinet has a closer working relationship with President Trump than Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

That’s a good thing, especially given the high stakes of American diplomacy right now. Mr. Trump came to office with no military or foreign policy experience, and having said a number of unsettling things during the 2016 campaign.

Pompeo is a strong conservative and a devout Evangelical Christian. He graduated from West Point. Served as an officer in the U.S. Army. Was deployed in Europe during the end of the Cold War. Came back to Kansas. Built a company. Ran for Congress. Served on the House Intelligence Committee. Was tapped to be Trump’s first Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Served there with distinction before becoming Trump’s second — and far more effective — Secretary of State.

This morning, the New York Times Magazine has published an extensive profile of Pompeo, looking both at his relationship with Trump and his Evangelical faith. I’ll let you be the judge of whether the reporter is genuinely curious about and respectful of Pompeo’s religious beliefs, or trying to paint him as a nut.

When he explores Pompeo’s faith, the reporter — Mattathias Schwartz — weaves me into the story. He notes that Pompeo and I met when he was in Congress. That we’ve stayed in touch over the years. That we’ve met together from time to time, most recently in Egypt. And that he has read my novels over the years.

All of that is true. Indeed, I was more than happy to give the Secretary an advance copy of my forthcoming political thriller, The Persian Gamble, during one of our last meetings.

Pompeo-Joel

But the implication in the article is that the basis of our friendship is End Times theology. That stunned me when I read the final version of the story because it’s not true.

Pompeo and I have talked about a lot of interesting and important subjects over the years, including our shared Evangelical faith. But not once have we ever talked about eschatology. I would never shy away from discussing my views with him, or anyone else for that matter. But he’s never raised the topic. Nor have I. We’ve had plenty of other things to focus on.

When I met Schwartz in Egypt, we sat near each other at the American University in Cairo where Pompeo was delivering a major policy address. Then we rode together in Pompeo’s motorcade to the massive new “Nativity of the Christ Cathedral,” and then to the brand new mosque. Schwartz asked me a number of questions about my views of Pompeo and some questions about myself and my background. Yet he never asked me about whether Pompeo and I had ever discussed eschatology or shared the same views.

Here’s what has actually impressed my about Pompeo over the years:

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  1. Pompeo understands the nature and threat of evil. Too many in Washington do not. Yet as I have often said, “to misunderstand the nature and threat of evil is to risk being blindsided by it.” Pompeo is unlikely to be blindsided. He came of age when the Soviet Union — the Evil Empire — was at its zenith. He thus understands the  serious threat posed by tyrants like Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un. He also sees Radical Islamism — not Islam as a religion, but Radical Islamism as a terrorist ideology — as a force for evil that absolutely must be pro-actively confronted, contained, and dismantled.
  2. Pompeo is a man of action — not content with simply analyzing a problem, he wants to figure out how to solve that problem and then pursue his strategy relentlessly. That’s why it was so important that he leave the CIA, whose director is not supposed to be involved in making policy. He’s much better suited to being Secretary of State, where he can help the President and VP shape bold, decisive American answers to the world’s most dangerous and intractable problems.
  3. Trump, Pence and Pompeo have forged an impressive alliance in completely reversing the direction of the disastrous Obama-Biden-Clinton-Kerry foreign policy. Together, they have scrapped the fatally flawed Iran nuclear deal and are building a global alliance to neutralize the Iran threat. They are pressing North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program and sign a peace treaty with South Korea. They are working to strengthen NATO and contain the aggressiveness of Czar Putin. And they’re trying to forge a new era of peace and strategic alliances between Israel and her Sunni Arab neighbors. I pray they are successful on every front. This not easy work. The threats are real and the stakes are high. But they’re moving in the right direction, and I can’t think of anyone better to be running the State Department at a time like this than Mike Pompeo.

I’d recommend you read the magazine profile in full.

I’d also encourage you to take 29 minutes and listen to an interview Mattathias Schwartz did with National Public Radio in which he discusses how he approached researching and writing the profile, what his views of Pompeo are, and how he views Pompeo’s faith.

You likely won’t agree with it all. I didn’t. But Pompeo is a power player. There haven’t been many serious, detailed profiles about him. And it’s worth understanding him better, and keeping him (and his lovely wife, Susan) in your prayers.

(Photos: 1) New York Times Magazine website; 2) First time I met with Pompeo, back when he was a Member of Congress; 3) our most recent meeting in Cairo.)

via NYT Magazine profiles Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State & an Evangelical Christian. Reports he reads my novels. But then goes on odd eschatology tangent. — Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

BOOM! Former ICE Director EXPLODES! — Blasts Ocasio-Cortez for RANK LIES and IGNORANCE on ICE — “I’m Sick of This” (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

Democrat Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez felt a bit feisty on Saturday.

The Socialist Democrat accused ICE of injecting children with unknown substances and raping women.

And AOC blamed ICE for children dying in custody after the kids were dragged through a blistering desert by the parents before the entered the US.

On Sunday morning former ICE Director Tom Homan went on FOX and Friends to discuss AOC’s accusations.
Tom Homan WAS OUTRAGED! And he ripped apart EVERY SINGLE BOGUS ACCUSATION by the Democrat Socialist.

Tom Homan: She says we’re dangerous? What’s dangerous is a congresswoman who doesn’t know fact from fiction! You have a congresswoman who doesn’t know how to tell the truth. I forgot more on this subject than she will ever know in her two whole months of being a congresswoman.

She said three things. She said ICE was holding children down and injecting them with anti-psychotic drugs. Are you kidding me? That allegation was made against HHS. A different agency in a different department and she failed to mention those accusations were unsubstantiated. That was not ICE.

As far as raping women, sexually abusing women? ICE rescued 310 women from traffickers last year… We save women, we don’t rape them… I’m sick and tired of ICE agents being accused of stuff.

As far as she said children dying in ICE custody. A child has NEVER DIED in ICE custody EVER! Give me one name of a child that died in ICE custody! Two children died in custody of the Border Patrol and it wasn’t their fault. They did everything they could… So this lady, this congresswoman needs to get her facts straight!.. I’m sick of this!”

This was an AMAZING factcheck of one of the Democrats’ most vocal and ignorant members!

Via FOX and Friends Weekend:

via BOOM! Former ICE Director EXPLODES! — Blasts Ocasio-Cortez for RANK LIES and IGNORANCE on ICE — “I’m Sick of This” (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

Major Russian TV Documentary Film Exposes LGBT Lobby, Moral Decay of West (Video)

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News Link https://russia-insider.com, Stephen Engel

YouTube keeps censoring this film. That tells you everything you need to know about the anti-Christian moral rot in America. We originally published this article in December of 2016. YouTube eventually blocked the video, but we recently found it again on another channel, so are republishing it again. We also published this article on the blockchain-protected site, Steemit, so theoretically, it can never be taken down from there. Follow Russia Insider on Steemit to help fight back against corporate censorship.

We’ve watched the entire film and highly recommend it. It is an eye-opener.

This blockbuster, 1 hour documentary, entitled ‘Sodom’, originally aired on Russian prime-time TV in May of 2015, causing a sensation in Russia at the time.

It has never appeared anywhere in English, until now, subtitled or dubbed. This translation is dubbed. It is available exclusively on the Russia Insider Youtube channel.

It had a substantial 6 figure budget, allowing Russian journalists to travel widely – to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Italy, Australia, Germany, and elsewhere, to do ground-breaking, original investigation into the LGBT movement.

YouTube keeps taking this down because apparently it hurts some homosexuals ‘feewings’. If they do, here is a non-YouTube link, and here is another one.

The film is interesting on a number of levels.  It was made by Arkady Mamontov, a popular TV host and investigative journalist famous for his ground-breaking documentaries.

Mamontov is a  conservative Christian.  His best known recent film is about the Greek orthodox monastic island of Athos (in Russian only).  He has also done a lot of work on Russian social issues, and on the Ukraine conflict.

The film relects popular attitudes towards LGBT in Russia, and is interesting in that it shows what Russians are told about LGBT and Americans in their mainstream media.

The dub is by Russians who speak good English, and is not bad at all.

After a somewhat dull intro section recalling the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, the film gets interesting.

It leads with a comical interview with an unsuspecting German Lutheran priest in Berlin with a taste for sodomy who explains how Christianity does not actually proscribe this peculiar predilection.

It then profiles Scott Lively – an anti-LGBT activist who takes the Russian journos on a guided tour of lavishly funded Washington DC lobbying organizations pushing LGBT issues deep into the bowels of the the US government (no pun intended).

Next comes a spooky parade of homosexual weirdos – gays being married in Germany, an artificial insemination clinic in LA, grotesque sex freaks at a parade in San Francisco, at which a skeptical mailman tells an Adam and Steve joke, a truly disturbing video of a gay man fake-suckling newborn infants, taken from their surrogate mother minutes earlier, and a painfully awkward scene of a sodomite male couple showing how they raise their children.

We then go to Italy, to talk to a reformed homosexual who realized he had been sucked into a giant hoax and went straight while embracing Christianity, and see a profile of the massive anti-gay movement there, which brings millions into the streets to protest the advance of LGBT, as well as a smaller similar movement in Germany.

Next is Moldova, a small eastern European country sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania, and a battle-ground state in the US-Russia power struggle, where we hear about how US diplomats put heavy pressure on the local government to allow gay parades and the advancement of LGBT issues to a skeptical populace.

Next is the country of Georgia, where there is also a very strong anti-LGBT movement due to the extremely conservative attitudes towards sexual roles in society.  The film exposes how, while he was in power, the former president Mikheil Saakashvili, institutionalized sodomy as a method of torture in Georgian prisons against political opponents, showing a man being sodomized.  Unsurprisingly, Saakashvili’s popularity in Georgia didn’t last, and now he has been installed as the mayor of Odessa, Ukraine, by American neocons, much to the chagrin of certain members of the government in Kiev.

The film argues that the sodomy technique is an American export, used in Iraq, Georgia, and Ukraine by Americans and their clients deliberately in countries with conservative social mores, where such an event is the ultimate humiliation for a man, worse even than death.

The film closes with a brief profile of how Russian society rejects LGBT, quoting Christian teaching on marriage:

“A union, between a man and a woman, granted by God, gives humanity a chance to continue life.  There is a deep sense to the biblical passage ‘Be fruitful and muliply, and fill the earth'”