Daily Archives: May 15, 2020

May 15 Life-Changing Moments With God

God will wipe away every tear …; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow,… for the former things have passed away.

Almighty God, You will swallow up death forever, and wipe away tears from my face; the rebuke of Your people You will take away from all the earth; for You, Lord God, have spoken. The sun shall no longer go down, nor shall the moon withdraw itself; for You, Lord, will be my everlasting light, and the days of my mourning shall be ended. Then I will not say, “I am sick”; I will dwell in it and be forgiven my iniquity. The voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her, nor the voice of crying. Sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

You will ransom me from the power of the grave; You will redeem me from death. Death, God will be your plagues! Grave, He will be your destruction! The last enemy will be destroyed—death. Then it shall be brought to pass as written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”

The things which I cannot see are eternal.

No more death, weeping, tears, sorrow, or mourning. Come quickly, almighty and victorious Lord!

Revelation 21:4; Isaiah 25:8; Isaiah 60:20; Isaiah 33:24; Isaiah 65:19; Isaiah 35:10; Hosea 13:14; 1 Corinthians 15:26, 54; 2 Corinthians 4:18[1]


[1] Jeremiah, D. (2007). Life-Changing Moments With God (p. 150). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

May—15 The Poor Man’s Evening Portion

An Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile.—John 1:47.

And what are we to understand by our Lord’s account, in this short but sweet history of Nathanael, of an “Israelite, indeed, in whom is no guile?” If, my soul, thou wilt do as thou art directed, (1 Cor. 2:13,) attend “to the things which the Holy Ghost teacheth, comparing spiritual things with spiritual,” thou wilt soon arrive at a proper apprehension of the Lord’s account, of “an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile.” It is our mercy, that, on a point of so much consequence, we are not left to mere conjecture: for the Holy Ghost hath himself pointed out what it is to be without guile, in one of the psalms of David. (See Psalm 32) And in his comment upon it, by the apostle, (Romans 4:6–12,) he hath followed up the same doctrine more fully. “Blessed (saith he) is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.” Now here observe, that the blessedness here spoken of is not said to be a man that “hath no sin,” neither “had” sin, but to whom the Lord “imputeth it not.” And wherefore is this blessedness? It is explained, because “his transgression is forgiven, and his sin covered.” And the Holy Ghost is pleased, by his servant the apostle, to give a farther explanation, by tracing it to its source, in the forgiveness of sins “by Jesus Christ.” And in the case of Abraham, the great father of the faithful, he most clearly and fully proves the truth of this momentous doctrine: “Cometh this blessedness then (saith he) upon circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? For we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham. How was it then reckoned? When he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had, yet being uncircumcised,” Now hence, my soul, thou mayest learn what it is to have “no guile,” and, by consequence thereof, to be an “Israelite indeed.” If thou wilt consult Abraham’s history, thou wilt discover that he was justified by faith: “he believed in the Lord, and it was counted to him for righteousness;” and this was many a year before he was circumcised. (See Gen. 15:6.) Some have reckoned it full twenty years; very certain it is that it could not be less than ten years. (See Gen. 17) And from the moment of his justification by faith, Abraham might truly be said to be one “in whom was no guile.” Apply what is here said by the Holy Ghost of Abraham, to the instance of Nathanael, and of all the spiritual seed of Christ, and the conclusion will be the same; this it is to be “an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile.” My soul! what sayest thou of thyself? Art thou “an Israelite indeed?” Is thy guilt taken away in the blood of Christ? Pause, and recollect what the scripture saith: “For he is not a Jew which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh. But he is a Jew which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter, whose praise is not of men but of God.” (Romans 2:28, 29.) “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:29.)[1]


[1] Hawker, R. (1845). The Poor Man’s Evening Portion (A New Edition, pp. 150–151). Philadelphia: Thomas Wardle.

May 15 Streams in the Desert

Men see not the bright light which is in the clouds.”

(Job 37:21)

THE world owes much of its beauty to cloudland. The unchanging blue of the Italian sky hardly compensates for the changefulness and glory of the clouds. Earth would become a wilderness apart from their ministry. There are clouds in human, life, shadowing, refreshing, and sometimes draping it in blackness of night; but there is never a cloud without its bright light. “I do set my bow in the cloud!”

If we could see the clouds from the other side where they lie in billowy glory, bathed in the light they intercept, like heaped ranges of Alps, we should be amazed at their splendid magnificence.

We look at their under side; but who shall describe the bright light that bathes their summits and searches their valleys and is reflected from every pinnacle of their expanse? Is not every drop drinking in health-giving qualities, which it will carry to the earth?

O child of God! If you could see your sorrows and troubles from the other side; if instead of looking up at them from earth, you would look down on them from the heavenly places where you sit with Christ; if you knew how they are reflecting in prismatic beauty before the gaze of Heaven, the bright light of Christ’s face, you would be content that they should cast their deep shadows over the mountain slopes of existence. Only remember that clouds are always moving and passing before God’s cleansing wind.” Selected.

“I cannot know why suddenly the storm

Should rage so fiercely round me in its wrath;

But this I know—God watches all my path,

And I can trust.

“I may not draw aside the mystic veil

That hides the unknown future from my sight,

Nor know if for me waits the dark or light;

But I can trust.

“I have no power to look across the tide,

To see while here the land beyond the river;

But this I know—shall be God’s forever;

So I can trust.”[1]


[1] Cowman, L. B. (1925). Streams in the Desert (pp. 147–148). Los Angeles, CA: The Oriental Missionary Society.

How Ancient Flood Stories Support the Biblical Account (Video) — Cold Case Christianity


Are there any extra-biblical reasons to believe a devastating flood occurred as Moses described in the Old Testament? In this clip from a message given at Pacific Coast Church, J. Warner examines the Old Testament flood account to see if the ancient record of events is reliable.

To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist.

via How Ancient Flood Stories Support the Biblical Account (Video) — Cold Case Christianity

May 15 The Interpreter: Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible

May 15.—Morning. [Or September 26.]
“Cleanse me from my sin.”

HOW bitterly David lamented his great sin may be seen by the penitential psalms which he composed. Among the most memorable of these is

Psalm 51

It has been often called The Sinner’s Guide.

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. (He appealed to the sweeter attributes. Penitence has a quick eye for the loving and merciful qualities in the divine character. Let us appeal to them.)

Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. (He could not bear to be defiled, he longed for complete pardon.)

For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. (The essence of sin lies in its opposition to God, and its impudent defiance of his holy presence. David had wronged Bathsheba and Uriah, but his greatest misery was that he had offended his God. Graceless men care nothing about this.)

Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. (His outward act of evil led him to look within, and there he found his inmost nature and his first original to be impure. When our falls lead us to discover and mourn over our inbred sins, we are on the sure way to recovery from them.)

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. (This is a glorious utterance of faith. The humbled soul, while mourning in the dust, yet confides in the blood of sprinkling, and believes that it can remove all stain. Foul as I am yet I am not too filthy for the precious blood of atonement! All manner of sin and of blasphemy the blood of Jesus can remove.)

Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. (Sin destroys, and therefore grace must re-create. Sincere penitents are not content with pardon, they desire to be made holy for the future.)

11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

None teach so well as those who know the power of forgiving love by personal experience. Pardoned sinners are the best preachers to their rebellious fellow-men.

14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. (Deep experience led David away from mere forms into the spirit of the gospel. A real sense of sin will never allow men to be content with ordinances, they want the Lord himself to be revealed to them in spiritual worship, as accepting their contrite cries.)

18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar. (Thus he would fain undo the mischief he had wrought and build up the church whose walls he had pulled down by his ill example. The Lord grant that his cause and people may never suffer through our fault. Amen.)

My soul lies humbled in the dust,

And owns thy dreadful sentence just;

Look down, O Lord, with pitying eye

And save the soul condemn’d to die.

Then will I teach the world thy ways;

Sinners shall learn thy sovereign grace,

I’ll lead them to my Saviour’s blood,

And they shall praise a pardoning God.

May 15.—Evening. [Or September 27.]
“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven.”

AFTER David had obtained a sense of pardon, he sang that sweet gospel Psalm, the thirty-second.

Psalm 32

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Yes, even a great sinner may be blessed. When his sin is effectually covered by the great propitiation, he is as blessed as if he had never sinned. Have all the members of this family tasted of this blessedness? Sin has cursed us all, has pardon blessed us all?

Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. (He who is freed from guilt is also cleansed from guile or deceit. David had been very crafty in his endeavours to hide his crime, and he felt it a great relief to escape from the tortuous way of living which arises out of deceit.)

When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

While sin is unconfessed it ferments within the heart, and causes inward anguish; and when God’s hand presses from without, the awakened sinner is in a wretched plight indeed. Such are the feelings of all who seek the Lord, in a greater or less degree.

I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

Forgiveness followed on the heels of confession, for atonement was already made. Who among us will refuse to confess? Let us all acknowledge our sin before the Lord, and the blood of Jesus will put it all away, at once and for ever.

For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.

Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

He who before he sought the Lord was compassed with sighs is now compassed with songs. If we would be happy we must be pardoned; if we would be pardoned, we must confess our iniquities, and look to Jesus who covers all our sin.

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

Forgiven men should be tender in heart, and fear to transgress again. We ought not to need rough means to keep us out of mischief, we ought to be sensitive to the faintest touch of the Lord’s hand.

10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.

11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

Those who begin with holy weeping shall end with holy rejoicing. If there be one unforgiven one in this family, let him or her go to the heavenly Father and cry for that gracious forgiveness which is given to all who believe in Jesus. It is not given as a reward of good works, or as the fruit of any efforts of our own; but as the free gift of God in Christ Jesus. Paul says that David here describes the blessedness of the man unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, and he declares most plainly that it is not a matter of merit but of grace. The very worst and vilest sins will be freely and at once forgiven if we will confess them to the Lord, and trust in the infinite merits of his dear Son. Do not linger then, but fly at once to the open fountain.

In Christ I have believed,

And through the spotless Lamb

Grace and salvation have received:

In him complete I am.

My sins, my crimson stains,

Are blotted out each one;

No condemnation now remains!

God views me in his Son.[1]


[1] Spurgeon, C. H. (1964). The Interpreter: Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible (pp. 284–285). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.

Dr. Ron Paul’s Urgent Coronavirus Message for Every American (Video)

“Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason toward my country.”



Trey Gowdy: Leaking Flynn’s name to media is a ’10-year felony,’ how’s the investigation going?

Former Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said Friday that it’s been almost four years since details of Gen. Michael Flynn’s phone call with the Russian ambassador were leaked to the media, but the question of who leaked the information remains unknown.

Source: Trey Gowdy: Leaking Flynn’s name to media is a ’10-year felony,’ how’s the investigation going?

Dershowitz: Judge in Flynn case a ‘prosecutor in robes’ | WND

Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz

Longtime liberal Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz contends the judge in the Michael Flynn case has become a “prosecutor in robes,” exceeding his authority by appointing a retired federal judge to argue against the Justice Department’s decision to drop the case.

In a column published by the Gatestone Institute, Dershowitz said Judge Emmet Sullivan’s refusal to sign off on the Justice Department’s motion to drop the case circumvents the constitutional limitation on the jurisdiction of federal judges.

“The Constitution limits this jurisdiction to actual cases and controversies. There must be disagreement between the parties that requires resolution by a judge. If the parties agree, there is nothing for the judge to decide,” Dershowitz argues.

The DOJ filed the motion last Thursday after the unsealing of evidence confirming Flynn’s claim that he was coerced into pleading guilty to lying. Investigators already had a transcript of the telephone conversation with the Russian ambassador that was at the center of the case. That means there was no justification for the “ambush” interview at the White House that led to the charges.

Dershowitz pointed out that according to precedent, there is no case when prosecutors drop charges, meaning Sullivan is clearly exceeding his authority.

“There is a joke lawyers who practice in federal court like to tell. Angel Gabriel summons Sigmund Freud in heaven and tells him God is having delusions of grandeur,” Dershowitz wrote. “Freud asks how God can have delusions of grandeur: There is no one grander than Him. To which the Angel Gabriel responded, ‘he thinks he’s a federal judge.’

“But what Judge Sullivan is doing is no joke. He is endangering our system of separation of powers and he should be stopped by a writ of mandamus or a motion to recuse. Judges, too, are not above the law or the Constitution.”

He explained that the Flynn case, the prosecution and defense both agree that the case should be dropped.

“Because there is no longer any controversy between the parties to be resolved, there is no longer any case properly before the judge,” he wrote. “His only job is to enter an order vacating the guilty plea and dismissing the case with prejudice.”

He noted Sullivan has his own preferences.

“He apparently thinks Flynn belongs in prison. He has as much as said that. So, he has manufactured a fake controversy by appointing a new prosecutor because evidently he does not like what the constitutionally authorized prosecutor — the attorney general — has decided.”

Dershowitz said the new prosecutor “has been tasked to argue for the result that Judge Sullivan prefers.”

“But under our constitutional system of separation of powers, the new prosecutor has no standing to make such an argument,” he said. “He is not a member of the executive branch, which is the only branch authorized to make prosecutorial decisions. He was appointed by a member of the judicial branch to perform an executive function — a clear violation of the separation of powers, which allocates the power to prosecute to the executive, not judicial, branch.”

He warned the rule of law is threatened.

“Judge Sullivan is exceeding his authority by turning his courtroom into a three-ring partisan circus, designed to allow him to get his way despite the agreement of the actual parties before him. He is taking judicial activism to a new and grossly improper level, to the disadvantage of a defendant he does not like.”

Source: Dershowitz: Judge in Flynn case a ‘prosecutor in robes’

Dershowitz Blasts Flynn Judge’s “Endangering Our System Of Separation Of Powers” | ZeroHedge News

Authored by Alan Dershowitz via The Gatestone Institute,

Judge Emmet Sullivan’s decision to appoint a retired federal judge to argue against the Justice Department’s entirely proper decision to end the criminal prosecution of General Michael Flynn is designed to circumvent the constitutional limitation on the jurisdiction of federal judges. The Constitution limits this jurisdiction to actual cases and controversies. There must be disagreement between the parties that requires resolution by a judge. If the parties agree, there is nothing for the judge to decide.

In the Flynn case, the prosecution and defense both agree that the case should be dropped. Because there is no longer any controversy between the parties to be resolved, there is no longer any case properly before the judge. His only job is to enter an order vacating the guilty plea and dismissing the case with prejudice.

But Judge Sullivan does not want to do that.

He apparently thinks Flynn belongs in prison. He has as much as said that. So, he has manufactured a fake controversy by appointing a new prosecutor because evidently he does not like what the constitutionally authorized prosecutor — the Attorney General — has decided. The new prosecutor has been tasked to argue for the result that Judge Sullivan prefers. But under our constitutional system of separation of powers, the new prosecutor has no standing to make such an argument. He is not a member of the executive branch, which is the only branch authorized to make prosecutorial decisions. He was appointed by a member of the judicial branch to perform an executive function — a clear violation of the separation of powers, which allocates the power to prosecute to the executive, not judicial, branch.

It makes no constitutional difference that Flynn pleaded guilty — even if his plea was voluntary, which is questionable in light of the threats against his son.

The Justice Department has the constitutional authority to dismiss a prosecution that it has brought at any time and for any reason, without being second-guessed by the judicial branch.

Judge Sullivan is basing his unconstitutional actions on Rule 48(a) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure which provides that: “The government may, with leave of court, dismiss an indictment, information, or complaint. The government may not dismiss the prosecution during trial without the defendant’s consent.” This judge-written rule was designed to protect the defendant against manipulation by the government to circumvent the protection against double jeopardy. It is not properly employed to hurt the defendant by empowering the judge to act as both prosecutor and decision-maker. It rarely if ever results in a judge denying leave to the government to drop a prosecution that it believes is unjustified.

Judge Sullivan is exceeding his authority by turning his courtroom into a three-ring partisan circus, designed to allow him to get his way despite the agreement of the actual parties before him. He is taking judicial activism to a new and grossly improper level, to the disadvantage of a defendant he does not like.

As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg recently wrote for a unanimous Court:

“Courts are essentially passive instruments…”

It is not within their legitimate authority to “sally forth each day looking for wrongs to right.”

Their role is to “decide only questions presented by the parties.”

Judge Sullivan is improperly exceeding that role in the Flynn case and should be chastised for it, whether one agrees or disagrees with the Justice Department’s decision on its merits.

There is a joke lawyers who practice in Federal Court like to tell.

Angel Gabriel summons Sigmund Freud in heaven and tells him God is having delusions of grandeur.

Freud asks how God can have delusions of grandeur: There is no one grander than Him.

To which the Angel Gabriel responded, “he thinks he’s a federal judge.”

But what Judge Sullivan is doing is no joke.

He is endangering our system of separation of powers and he should be stopped by a writ of mandamus or a motion to recuse. Judges, too, are not above the law or the Constitution.

Source: Dershowitz Blasts Flynn Judge’s “Endangering Our System Of Separation Of Powers”

100,000 Businesses Have Permanently Collapsed Under Pandemic Lockdowns — The Federalist

100,000 Businesses Have Permanently Collapsed Under Pandemic Lockdowns

More than 100,000 small businesses have permanently shuttered within just two months as pandemic lockdowns devastated the nation’s economy landing 36 million Americans out of work, according to a new survey this week.

A team of researchers at the University of Illinois, Harvard University, Harvard Business School and University of Chicago discovered at least 2 percent of the nation’s small businesses are now gone after conducting a representative survey of more than 5,800 enterprises between May 9-11.

“The broad conclusion of our research is that a lot of small businesses which make up a big share of U.S. employment have daily limited resources and are under a fair amount of financial distress,” said Illinois economist Alexander Bartik who co-authored the study.

Limited cash and limited time for conditions to change, Bartik told The Federalist, could drive up that number significantly in the days to come. The team of economists found that the median small business with expenses exceeding $10,000 a month had only enough resources to stay afloat for two weeks. About 75 percent of those surveyed, said they didn’t have the resources to last more than two months.

The researchers’ findings line largely consistent with a March poll by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with MetLife showing one in four small businesses were preparing for permanent closure within about eight weeks absent of reopenings or new federal relief. Even after Congress replenished the depleted small business forgivable loan fund in the Payment Protection Program (PPP), complicated and cumbersome requirements to qualify for loan forgiveness made securing federal relief impractical.

On top of a wide array of tedious conditions to avoid having to pay back the low-interest loans, businesses became forced to compete with beefed up federal unemployment insurance with a flat $600 a week on top of state benefits that offer furloughed workers more money than full-time employment. Businesses under the PPP are required to rehire laid off staff resistant to remain eligible for loan forgiveness putting employers in a tough spot that need to bring back workers but don’t want to cut their pay.

“On what planet am I competing with unemployment?” Washington salon owner Jamie Black-Lewis told CNBC upon facing outraged employees upset at her securing the government loan.

A team of economists at the Heritage Foundation estimate that the ramped up benefits with radically expanded eligibility rules making it easier to qualify have pushed unemployment up by nearly 14 million as they incentivize staff to remain directly dependent on the government handout.

Tom Sullivan, the vice president of small business policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, told The Federalist he believes the increased emergency benefits have instead saved many who have applied for relief from overwhelmed state unemployment offices.

Sullivan estimates that the outlook for small businesses is likely to get worse before it gets better without a dramatic change in circumstances of new aid from the government.

“There is a recognition that more funding is necessary,” Sullivan said as limited reopenings have dramatically altered the landscape for how businesses are operating. Those in the hospitality industry in particular will be open with limited capacity, unable to cater to the same number of guests who had previously flocked to their services. “It’s better to be reopened, but it’s not just reopening with the same expenses you had in 2019. There’s going to be more expenses.”

Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said Thursday there is a “high likelihood” that congressional lawmakers will be passing a fourth round of pandemic stimulus on top of the nearly $3 trillion already spent, but rejected the House Democrats’ $3 trillion bill proposed Wednesday more as a “liberal wish list.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a four-page guide to help small businesses navigate reopening.

via 100,000 Businesses Have Permanently Collapsed Under Pandemic Lockdowns — The Federalist

Kayleigh McEnany White House Press Briefing – 2:30pm ET Livestream… — The Last Refuge



White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is holding a press briefing today at approximately 2:30pm ET (revised from 2pm).  Livestream Links Below

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via Kayleigh McEnany White House Press Briefing – 2:30pm ET Livestream… — The Last Refuge

Biden Campaign Hires Interpreter To Translate His Speeches Into English — The Babylon Bee

U.S.—The Biden campaign is facing a real communication problem as Joe Biden’s speeches are growing more and more nonsensical. In order to overcome this challenge, aides have hired an interpreter to translate everything he says into normal, human-style English.

“My fellow Americans, pickle hamster meatloaf. The thing. Potato!” Biden began.

“My fellow Americans, thank you for being here this evening,” the interpreter translated.

Biden continued: “This pandemic has cost us more than 85,000 jobs as of today. Lives of millions of people. Millions of people. Millions of jobs.” He then nodded at the translator to interpret that into something resembling plain English.

“Uh… the, uh, pandemic has cost us tens of millions of jobs, and 85,000 have tragically lost their lives,” she interpreted frantically.

But she struggled to keep up as his speech got less and less coherent.

“Peanut butter M&Ms and my fellow U.S. Americans in the Iraq. Platypus!” was translated as “We must make sure Donald Trump does not continue to rob America of its future,” while “Farley farley farley farley farley hufaaaaaaaar!” was translated as “I am the best choice to beat Donald Trump.”

As Biden’s speech concluded, he said farewell: “Ekki-Ekki-Ekki-Ekki-PTANG. Zoom-Boing. Z’ nourrwringmm!”

“God bless you, and God bless America.”

via Biden Campaign Hires Interpreter To Translate His Speeches Into English — The Babylon Bee

May 15, 2020 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

 Mid-Day Snapshot · May 15, 2020


“I think all the world would gain by setting commerce at perfect liberty.” —Thomas Jefferson (1785)

Evaluating the Reopening

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp was vilified by the media, but the early results are promising.

Sore Loser Clinton Kept Campaigning Against Trump

Her campaign team continued to fund the Russia-collusion hoax well after Trump took office.

What to Do With ‘Faithless Electors’

SCOTUS weighs arguments in a case that could decide a presidential election.

Judge Reveals His Own Bias in ‘Transgender’ Case

A Clinton judge insists that plaintiffs call a boy a girl as he considers arguments.

Bigger Budget Didn’t Make CDC Better

The CDC’s massive spending increase has done little other than grow its own bureaucracy.

Why the Price of Groceries Is Increasing

Major disruptions in both supply and demand are the primary culprit.

Armed Forces Day Tribute

Reflections on the sacrifices made by those who serve our great nation.

Video: Ben Shapiro Breaks Down Obamagate

“When you spent your entire political career being immune to slings and arrows, it’s pretty easy to throw stones.”

Video: Some Good News With John Krasinski

His friends from “The Office” join in to surprise a newly married couple.

Humor Video: Out of Touch (Kevin James Short Film)

Watch out for snitches who will out you to the Social Distance Police.


Obamagate Is Not a Conspiracy Theory
High Time for Barr to Appoint a Special Counsel
Army Off Base With Chaplain Crackdown
What Is Truth?
Opening Up America
For more of today’s columns, visit Right Opinion.

Friday News Executive Summary

Richard Burr search warrant, Pelosi debt-bomb vote, task force expanding, and more.

Friday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Jon Caldara, WSJ, Rahm Emanuel, and more.


For more of today’s memes, visit the Memesters Union.


For more of today’s cartoons, visit the Cartoons archive.

News 15 May 2020

Lutherans Now Promoting Praying To ‘Mother God’ After Wiping Israel From NT
In 2018, Robert O. Smith, a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and a stalwart in the World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation, addressed a conference at St. Olaf Institute for Freedom and Community. “The ancient Israelites are not linked in any substantive or material way to the contemporary, modern state of Israel. . . . The biblical narrative of Israel has almost nothing to do with contemporary Israel other than the intentional manipulation of sacred texts to justify a political project.”

Tebow, Strobel and Other Christians Pay Powerful Tribute to Beloved Evangelist Ravi Zacharias
Ravi Zacharias, a renowned evangelist and Christian apologist, has devoted his life to spreading the word of God. Following the announcement of his terminal cancer diagnosis, the world is on the brink of losing one of its most powerful Christian voices. Now people are coming out in droves to share their gratitude toward a man who has touched their lives in profound ways.

Rand Paul Holds Fauci’s Feet to the Fire in Senate Hearing
“We’re opening a lot of economies around the U.S., and I hope that people who are predicting doom and gloom and saying ‘Oh we can’t do this, there’s going to be this surge’ will admit that they were wrong if there isn’t a surge because I think that’s what’s going to happen.”

Growing Florida Wildfires Force More Evacuations; Interstate 75 Reopens
At least 13 square miles have burned on either side of Interstate 75 in southwestern Florida. The interstate reopened about 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Residents of about 600 nearby homes were told to evacuate.

#Vongfong becomes a powerful Category 3 typhoon after going through rapid intensification today
Vongfong has rapidly intensified over the past 24 hours and is now supporting a violent strength. It has been upgraded into a typhoon, packing 105 knots of sustained winds and near 957 mbar central pressure. Vongfong has intensified for 55 knots over the last 24 hours! It is now approaching its first landfall in the eastern Philippines, expected in the next 12 hours. The impact will be severe, likely with near 115 knots winds, devastating storm surge, floods and wind damage.

Trump says ‘we could cut off whole relationship’ with China; among options
President Trump suggested on Thursday that the U.S. could cut off ties entirely with China as a consequence for their poor coronavirus response. Trump made the remarks during an interview with FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo, saying, “There are many things we could do. We could cut off the whole relationship.”

UA professor, NASA researcher charged with hiding China ties
The complaint charges that Ang had close ties with the Chinese government and Chinese companies, and failed to disclose those ties when required to do so in order to receive grant money from NASA. These materially false representations to NASA and the University of Arkansas resulted in numerous wires to be sent and received that facilitated Ang’s scheme to defraud.

Report: NYC Health chief to NYPD on masks: ‘I don’t give two rats’ XXXes about your cops’
NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan asked Barbot for 500,000 surgical masks, but she would only provide 50,000 and a disparaging remark, according to unnamed sources who were party to the discussion. “I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops,” Barbot is said to have told Monahan. “

New CRISPR method edits crops without technically making them GMOs
The team tested the method by introducing fluorescent proteins into tobacco plants. And sure enough, after 48 hours the edited plants were glowing, indicating it had worked.

Trump calls for Obama testimony amid unmasking controversy; Graham cool to idea
President Trump on Thursday pressed Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham to call former President Barack Obama to testify amid new developments surrounding the origins of the Russia investigation and efforts at the time to “unmask” Michael Flynn’s name in intelligence reports. “If I were a Senator or Congressman, the first person I would call to testify about the biggest political crime and scandal in the history of the USA, by FAR, is former President Obama,” Trump tweeted Thursday. “He knew EVERYTHING.”

Netanyahu Refuses to Divulge Secret Agreement with Jordan over Temple Mount
The Israeli government does not deny that there is a secret agreement with Jordan over the Temple Mount reports Galatz journalist Yuval Segev. Although the government didn’t outright admit that there was an agreement, they didn’t deny it either.

River in Israel Turns Red from Blood “Like the Plague in Egypt” [Watch]
Every once in a while, a story about a river turning red from algae or from a rare sediment is reported. It’s a phenomenon reminiscent of the first plague of blood in Egypt. But in Israel, the land of the Bible, a river has recently turned red from actual blood.

With worries about COVID-19 fading, attacks against IDF on the rise
After months of relative quiet in the West Bank, tensions have once again risen with three attacks against IDF troops which have taken place over the span of 48 hours. On Thursday afternoon, an IDF soldier was seriously injured after a Palestinian drove into him at high speed near the West Bank settlement of Negohot near Hebron.

Likud rebellion delays Knesset swearing-in
The swearing in of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz’s new government will be delayed until Sunday… The delay came due to the logjam of ministerial hopefuls in Likud…Likud ministers complained about the portfolios they were offered…They also complained that the head of the Likud’s negotiating team…did not leave the party enough portfolios after coalition deals with other factions in the Knesset.

In Pennsylvania, Dem governor aims to contain GOP revolt
By many accounts, Gov. Tom Wolf has helped contain Pennsylvania’s coronavirus outbreak and avoided the full-blown disasters seen elsewhere. His success containing the growing resistance to his efforts is to be determined. In one of the premier battlegrounds in November’s presidential election, Wolf is struggling to fight a Republican-driven revolt over his stay-at-home orders and business shutdowns.

Burning EU flag can now bring German jail term
Germany has made public burning of the EU flag or that of another country punishable by up to three years in jail, classing it as a hate crime. The vote in the Bundestag (parliament) on Thursday makes defiling foreign flags equal to the crime of defiling the German flag. The same applies for the EU anthem, Beethoven’s Ode to Joy theme.

U.S. says Islamic State conducted attack on Kabul hospital
The United States…blamed Islamic State militants — not the Taliban — for a gruesome hospital attack in Afghanistan…that killed two newborn babies, and it renewed calls for Afghans to embrace a troubled peace push with the Taliban insurgency. But it was unclear if the U.S. declaration would be enough to bolster the peace effort and reverse a decision by the Kabul government to resume offensive operations against the Taliban.

Trump says doesn’t want to talk to Xi, could even cut China ties
U.S. President Donald Trump signaled a further deterioration of his relationship with China over the coronavirus outbreak, saying he has no interest in speaking to President Xi Jinping right now and going so far as to suggest he could even cut ties with the world’s second largest economy.

AIPAC: ‘Mistake’ if U.S. changes relationship with Israel over annexation
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) said that it would be a “mistake” for the United States to change its relationship with Israel if the Jewish state goes through with plans to annex territory in the West Bank, according to a letter the lobbying group recently sent to its supporters.

EU weighs stance amid concern over Israeli annexation plans
European Union foreign ministers will weigh later Friday what action the bloc could take should Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu push ahead with plans to annex the West Bank in coming months…The 27-nation bloc has routinely condemned Israeli settlement expansion and warned against the annexation plans, but the member countries appear too divided to seriously weigh any actions, such as sanctions…

Very dangerous Typhoon “Vongfong” (Ambo) makes landfall over Eastern Samar, Philippines
Typhoon “Vongfong” — known as Ambo in the Philippines — made landfall over San Policarpo, Eastern Samar at 04:15 UTC (12:15 LT) on May 14, bringing violent winds and heavy to intense rains over the northern portion of Eastern Samar. The northern portion of Samar and the southern portion of Northern Samar will be affected by the eyewall in the coming hours, PAGASA warned at 06:00 UTC.

Governor Inslee Is Creating a Brave New World In the State of Washington
Washington Governor Inslee’s Firing Brave Cops and Keeping a Database On You! Why? Any refusal to comply with database policies will result in criminal penalties

Lacking Resolve, Most Americans Have Already Accepted Their FEMA Camp Fate
America has many brave and intelligent people. However, we don’t have enough brave and intelligent people. There is a core of Americans capable of resisting the tyrannical takeover of our country

Nearly 200 Nevada pastors ask governor to allow in-person church services
Nearly 200 pastors are calling on Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) to lift restrictions on in-person church services as the state begins allowing some businesses to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Democrats Sneak Anti-Voter ID Rule Into New Stimulus Bill
House Democrats are proposing an additional $3 trillion in stimulus spending on top of the $2.2 trillion already approved by the CARES Act.

Coronavirus cases, deaths in Georgia continue to decline, three weeks after re-opening
Three weeks into the Georgia’s coronavirus reopening process, the state continues to post declining new cases and new deaths from the contagion, says GOP Gov. Brian Kemp.

Uh-Oh, President Trump Now Says He Is Mobilizing The United States Military To Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine When Ready, Will It Also Be Mandatory?
We live in a time of crisis the likes of which the world has never seen before, and with each passing day comes further confusion and disorientation about what happens next. As we previously reported, President Trump has gone from being a staunch anti-vaxxer to being a COVID-19 vaccination cheerleader.

Maxine Waters Blasts Protesters: We Don’t Want Businesses ‘Opened Back Up’
As Democrat governors across the United States continue to impose ‘tyrannical’ lockdown orders, forcing citizens into bankruptcy and small businesses to cease trading, Rep. Maxine Waters championed the measures saying anyone who protests against it should be “ashamed of themselves.”

FAUCI’S FOLLIES: 36.5 Million Americans Unemployed Since March for Virus that Kills Less than 0.1% of Children and Working Age Adults
Nearly 3 million Americans filed initial jobless claims this week bringing the total to 36.5 million lost jobs since Dr. Fauci’s lockdown was implemented in March.

WHO officials warn coronavirus isn’t going anywhere soon
Global public health officials are warning that the coronavirus circulating around the world right now will take years to completely contain and that the virus might never totally go away.

Nolte: The New Stupid Standard Is Testing Everyone Every Single Day
Just when you think the corrupt media cannot possibly move the coronavirus goalposts any further, ABC’s Jonathan Karl launches those posts into the outer reaches of space with the stupidest, most anti-science goal ever conceived. Get this…

Bill Gates Caught Giggling Gleefully When CNN Host Tells Him American Economy May Be Destroyed
Bill Gates, the Microsoft Founder, was caught on camera giggling and smirking gleefully during an interview when a CNN anchor said people will be surprised at how badly the US economy will crash and burn in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Pope Francis Opens May 14th Chrislam World Day of Prayer for Humanity By Commanding His One World Religion Followers To Pray To Their Gods
This article will be mostly videos, so if you are reading this via our subscription service you will need to click and come to the site so you can see and hear what I am talking about for yourselves. Pope Francis has launched his World Day Of Prayer For Humanity, organized by the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity which he also created back in 2019. This is absolutely the beginnings of the One World Religion foretold of in scripture.

Facebook Deletes Account of 380,000 Michigan Pro-Constitutionalists
Facebook Deletes Account of 380,000 Michigan Pro-Constitutionalists

Fed Warns of Possible Long-Term Recession, 3 Million More File Jobless Claims
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says the United States may face a prolonged economic downturn, and new unemployment numbers out Thursday morning seem to reinforce his prediction. The latest stats reveal nearly 3 million more Americans filed for jobless aid –coronavirus-related layoffs now reaching 36 million.

Donald Trump fuels coronavirus with climate-change stance, Obama-era figures allege
A cadre of Obama-era heavy hitters led by John Podesta fired up another effort Wednesday to put global warming at the forefront of the presidential campaign, this time by linking President Trump’s skepticism of a climate doomsday to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Contact Tracing Group Funded By Soros and Gates, Has Chelsea Clinton on Board – National File
Partners in Health was recently selected by Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker to conduct Coronavirus “contact tracing,” a process that involves teams of investigators finding out who infected people have come into contact with. The group is already “training and deploying hundreds of contact tracers.”

Outrageous! Muslim Brotherhood Figure Awarded Slot on Facebook Oversight Board to Police Content
There are no conservatives or Trump supporters on the Facebook Oversight Board. But there are numerous Trump haters and even a Muslim Brotherhood figure on the board.

Headlines – 5/15/2020

Coalition swearing-in pushed to Sunday as spurned Likud MKs turn on Netanyahu

Distrust, discord, delay: Israel’s 35th Government is off to a bad (non-)start

Bennett: Netanyahu ‘surrendered and erased sovereignty’ from coalition platform

Netanyahu, Gantz will ‘take a while’ to decide on annexation – State Dept.

Is the State Attorney hiding a secret agreement with Jordan about the Temple Mount?

Palestinian Shot Dead After Suspected Car-ramming Attack in the West Bank

EU parliament passes resolution condemning hate speech in Palestinian textbooks

Lebanese environmental group helping Hezbollah’s military wing – US think tank

Iraq’s New Prime Minister Is Washington’s Latest Test in the Middle East

Israel Defense Minister: I Will Never Allow Iran Reach Our Borders

U.S. Envoy Threatens to Trigger Return of UN Sanctions on Iran

Saudi Arabia’s worst financial crisis in decades threatens prince’s ambitions

US says Islamic State conducted attack on Kabul hospital

Meet Spot, the Robot Dog that Enforces Social Distancing in Singapore

Duterte’s Bodyguard to Philippines: Please Stop Offering Rewards for Killing President

North Korea ousts spy chief, head of Kim Jong Un’s security

U.N. gathering of world leaders unlikely to be ‘business as usual’

US Navy warship transits Taiwan Strait as PLA starts live-fire drills

US increases military pressure on China as tensions rise over pandemic

Trump threatens China ties, says he’s in no mood for talks with Xi

Trump Threatens to ‘Cut Off the Whole Relationship’ With China, Says U.S. Would Save $500 Billion

The US and China are on the brink of a new Cold War that could devastate the global economy

Virus whistleblower tells lawmakers US lacks vaccine plan

Trump Says Military Will Be Mobilized to Deliver Coronavirus Vaccine by End of Year

Trump names ex-pharmaceutical executive, general to lead vaccine push

The Worst Is Yet To Come: Contact-Tracing, Immunity-Cards, & Mass-Testing

Top health officials vanish from national TV interviews as White House refocuses messaging

Dow climbs 377 points as bank-stock rally outweighs historic unemployment filings

Sen. Bill Cassidy trashes Pelosi’s new $3T spending proposal: It ‘doesn’t pass the laugh test’

Sean Hannity torches Pelosi and Democrats stimulus proposal: ‘She’s playing politics, exploiting a crisis’

Tom Homan on plan to give stimulus money to some illegal immigrants: Pelosi has ‘lost her mind’

Pelosi calls $3T coronavirus relief bill Democrats’ starting offer as White House issues veto threat

White House would likely support a new round of stimulus checks, sources say

Weekly jobless claims total 2.981 million, bringing coronavirus tally to 36.5 million

Nearly 40% of low-income workers lost their jobs in March

Wave of COVID-19 bankruptcies poses next threat to US economy

From opera to bread line: Italy’s surge in the ‘new poor’

‘It’s been devastating’: Over half of Ontario tourism businesses shut down, and some may never reopen

Resentment Builds When COVID-19 Reopening Rules Apply To Some Businesses, But Not Others

Michigan Cancels Legislative Session to Avoid Armed Protesters

Florida Gov. DeSantis calls out other governors for ‘draconian’ lockdowns: ‘You’re not a dictator’

Qatar makes wearing masks outside mandatory with violators fined up to $50,000

Mom Arrested After Confrontation With NYPD Officers Over Face Mask

As people use COVID-19 as weapon, U.S. states mull criminal crackdowns

Hungarian PM Orban Uses Crisis Powers for Detentions Under ‘Fake News’ Law

With School Buildings Closed, Children’s Mental Health Is Suffering

Joe Buck: If NFL games don’t have spectators, Fox might add CGI fans, crowd noise to broadcasts

Face masks and gloves mark plastic comeback amid Covid-19, raising fears of pollution

Pope joins interreligious prayer, begging God to end pandemic

The Democratic Socialists of America have an estimated 10,000 new members – growth that organizers attribute, in part, to the coronavirus pandemic

Mitch McConnell is pushing the Senate to pass a measure that would let the FBI collect Americans’ web-browsing history without a warrant

Facebook Removed 9.6M Posts For Hate Speech In Q1, Warns Of Coronavirus Impact On Content Moderation

Trump weighs in on unmasking: ‘Greatest political crime in the history of our country’

‘No more talk!’: Trump presses Lindsey Graham to call Obama in for testimony on ‘Obamagate’

William Barr may be subpoenaed to testify on handling of Flynn case

Scientists warn about risk of massive tsunami in Prince William Sound, potentially within the next year

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Southeast of Easter Island

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 24,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 21,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 21,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 20,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 20,000ft

Ebeko volcano in the Kuril Islands erupts to 10,000ft

Tens of thousands under lockdown evacuate as Typhoon Vongfong strikes Philippines

Arthur would be yet another early tropical storm: Does hurricane season officially start too late?

Evacuations Ordered as Florida Wildfires Rage, Shut Down Interstate 75

The sun has entered a ‘lockdown’ period, which could cause freezing weather, famine

Apostasy Watch

Mike Ratliff – Christ is God and Man

We Were Created to Work and Worship, Not Isolate

Promoting Fear, Not a Virus, is the Real Threat

MI Governor Says 1st Amendment “Not Appropriate in a Global Pandemic” “Racist,” “Misogynistic”

Former pastor sentenced to 12 years in prison for repeated rape of adopted daughter

Pagan Idols set Up in English Martyrs Church

Massachusetts Church Fights Back After Town Orders Congregants to Stop Meeting

Judge rules Christian agency must allow non-Christians families to adopt

National Poll: 40% of Families More Likely to Homeschool After Lockdowns End

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“A simple layman armed with Scripture is to be believed above a pope or a council without it…” – Martin Luther

Pelosi tries to rally support for $3T coronavirus relief bill in face of veto threat, GOP ridicule

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday pushed to rally support for Democrats’ latest $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill, even as the White House has threatened to veto the legislation and Republican lawmakers have blasted it as a “parade of absurdities.”

Source: Pelosi tries to rally support for $3T coronavirus relief bill in face of veto threat, GOP ridicule

Coronavirus tests are a LIE… false positives vastly outnumber real positives

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We now have enough knowledge of the “false positives” testing fiasco to be able to say, with confidence, that the official coronavirus infection numbers are wildly over-stated. Nowhere near that number of people have actually been infected.

DEEP STATE’S WEAPON: FAUCI Warned Trump of SURPRISE OUTBREAK During His Admininistration

Absolute Truth from the Word of God

Make sure that you see this video before it is yanked off the internet. If there is a way for you to download this for safe keeping – please do.

One America News broke the story of how DEEP STATE TONY   warned the Trump administration that there was no doubt that they would be facing a ‘SURPRISE OUTBREAK” of a massive infectious disease.

When did DEEP STATE TONY bring his dire warning?

In 2017.

I will call this monster “DST” gong forward in my articles.

The Left are acting outraged at this revelation of DST predicting a “Surprise Outbreak” during the Trump Administration.

The Fake News team have huddled together to form a narrative about this.  They are asking why President Trump did not prepare for this…….why medical supplies were not purchased.

Well, I’ll tell you why:  From 1974 until 2019, DST sent $7.4 million to ‘Bat…

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May 15 When God Seems Unfair

Ezekiel 18:25

You say, “The way of the Lord is not fair.” Hear now … is it not My way which is fair, and your ways which are not fair?

That’s not fair! Did you ever say that to your parents? Most of us have, and in some cases we have spoken the truth. But usually children feel that way because they’re unable to see things from a more mature perspective.

In Isaiah 55:8–9, our heavenly Father says:My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways.… For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Abraham might have wondered if God were being too harsh with the population of Sodom, but he contented himself with this assurance: “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (Genesis 18:25).

He shall! God is righteous—that is, He is morally right, and He is right in His decisions and in all His ways. But God tempers His justice with mercy. If you sometimes feel God has treated you unfairly, tell Him so. Then ask Him to give you a higher understanding of His ways and a deeper dependence on His grace. You can trust the Judge of all the earth to do right.[1]


[1] Jeremiah, D. (2002). Sanctuary: finding moments of refuge in the presence of God (p. 142). Nashville, TN: Integrity Publishers.

Neurosurgeon Says Face Masks Pose Serious Risk to Healthy People — Christian Research Network

“Now that we have established that there is no scientific evidence necessitating the wearing of a face mask for prevention, are there dangers to wearing a face mask, especially for long periods? Several studies have indeed found significant problems with wearing such a mask. This can vary from headaches, to increased airway resistance, carbon dioxide accumulation, to hypoxia, all the way to serious life-threatening complications.”

(Megan Fox – PJ Media) Every Karen on Facebook is shaming her neighbors for not wearing a face mask. We are being told by governors that if we don’t wear them we are selfish, horrible human beings with no souls who want Grandma to die a horrible death….

Police are tackling people who don’t wear them properly in the subway. Grocery stores are throwing maskless people out and denying them service. But now, there’s another doctor weighing in—besides Dr. Fauci, bonafide sex god and ruler of us all, who also said face masks are largely security theater and of no use to the healthy. Dr. Russell Blaylock, a neurosurgeon, has written an editorial addressing healthy people wearing masks to protect themselves from COVID-19 and his advice is: don’t.

First, Blaylock says, there is no scientific evidence that it is effective against COVID-19 transmission. Pro-science people should care about this. View article →

via Neurosurgeon Says Face Masks Pose Serious Risk to Healthy People — Christian Research Network

Nunes: Criminal referrals against Mueller team being considered | WND

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.

A key congressman in the investigation into all the antics of the Obama administration, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., says there likely will be criminal referrals that target members of FBI special counsel Robert Mueller’s team.

“We’re looking at doing criminal referrals on the Mueller team, the Mueller dossier team, the Mueller witch hunt, whatever you want to call it. That’s where we are now in our investigation,” Nunes told “Witch Hunt” hosted by Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett.

Mueller and his team investigated for more than two years Democrat claims of Trump 2016 campaign collusion with Russia. He concluded the evidence just wasn’t there. And recently transcripts of testimony taken by the U.S. House during its own investigation revealed that key Obama administration leaders knew all along there was no evidence of collusion – even as they were talking on nightly network programs about how there was evidence.

Nunes is the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee and vowed to pursue multiple new criminal referrals amid the ongoing fallout of bombshell revelations in the Justice Department’s handling of the Russia probe.

A year ago, he sent eight criminal referrals to U.S. Attorney General William Barr alleging several ‘potential violations’ of the law in the course the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling and contacts with Trump advisers during the 2016 campaign, Fox reported.

“Now in the wake of the Justice Department’s decision to drop charges against former Trump National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn, Nunes is turning his attention to the conduct of the special counsel, who was appointed after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey,” the report said.

Nunes revealed on the program, “We’re doing a large criminal referral on the Mueller dossier team that put together a fraudulent report – that knew there was no collusion the day that Mueller walked in the door. They set an obstruction of justice trap. There’s no doubt in my mind that we will make a conspiracy referral there.”

In addition, the report said, Nunes wants to find out if top Obama team players at the FBI and Department of Justice were involved in the Mueller team’s actions.

The lawyer on the case against Flynn, for example, “Had to know those documents existed, had to know they were working with a falsified 302 – that’s a very simple criminal referral.”

And there could be obstruction of Congress counts.

“We know that the House of Representatives … had multiple requests, multiple subpoenas that were out there that effectively were never answered, even though they claim they answered them. Well, now what we learned is that they lied and misled Congress by omission,” Nunes said on the interview.

“They thought it was cute to just not give us things, not tell us things and say that they met the requirements,” he continued. “Well, now that these documents are turning up, you know, who was guiding the redactions that were done? Who was instructing things to remain classified?

“Was that the leadership of DOJ and the FBI communicating with Mueller? And was that Mueller making that call or was that the senior leadership? Look, that’s not for us to determine. That’s for a U.S. attorney to determine who was lying.

“I want to see all of them held accountable for this.”

The Washington Examiner noted, “Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz determined late last year the FBI made “at least 17 significant errors or omissions” in the applications for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants spanning from October 2016 to the summer of 2017 “that targeted former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.”

Source: Nunes: Criminal referrals against Mueller team being considered