Daily Archives: July 15, 2020

Reading Solzhenitsyn’s ‘Gulag’ Made Me Realize – We’re Creating a Similar Situation in the US

The author’s popular YouTube channel, with 80,000 subscribers, was banned yesterday without warning – an eery confirmation of what he describes in this article.

After reading Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, I decided to tackle all three volumes of The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, which clocks in at about 2,000 pages. It’s a tremendous work that allowed me to understand the full extent of evil that mankind is capable of and how we are in the early stages of duplicating a similar course of events in the United States.

— Read on russia-insider.com/en/reading-solzhenitsyns-gulag-made-me-realize-were-creating-similar-situation-us/ri30887

Mask mandates are a public health menace | WND / by Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin opines about forcing people to breathe ‘through moist bacteria traps’

Jared Polis, the Democratic governor of Colorado, thinks those of us who oppose scientifically dubious, constitutionally suspect and dangerously overbroad face mask mandates are “selfish bastards.”

I think Polis is a pandering pandemic control freak endangering public health, safety and sanity.

There. Now that the name-calling is out of the way, let’s talk facts.

Contracting COVID can be fatal or debilitating for the elderly, immune-compromised and physically challenged. But there is no catastrophic public health emergency justifying sweeping government orders and ordinances that would force healthy citizens to wear masks in an increasingly oppressive climate of manufactured fear – completely untethered from pragmatic realities and risk assessments.

According to the federal government’s own COVID-19 data, 120,675 deaths in America have been tied to the virus. Tracked weekly by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, fatalities peaked on April 18, 2020, with 16,897 succumbing to the disease. (Keep in mind that many medical whistleblowers have reported that these statistics are inflated by including “COVID”-related deaths uncorroborated by lab results and also by including patients who died with COVID infections, but not necessarily from the virus itself.) In the 12 weeks since April 18, as states have reopened and protests (or riots) of all kinds have brought tens of thousands of people in close contact, deaths have fallen precipitously.

For the week of July 11, 2020, guess how many deaths were attributed to the virus? 181.

The total number of deaths for school-age children between February and July 2020 are 9 (under 1 year of age); 7 (ages 1-4); 14 (age 5-14); and 149 (ages 15-24).

All deaths are tragic, of course. But we haven’t banned cars, bikes, swimming pools, aspirin, plastic bags or matches to prevent the tens of thousands of school-age deaths that occur each year due to unintentional accidents involving these items. We don’t mandate that all kids wear life vests at bath time because nearly 100 children die in a tub yearly. We don’t mandate that all pet owners muzzle their dogs at all times because someone, somewhere, might be attacked upon exposure to Fido.

In a CNN interview this week, infection disease bureaucrat Dr. Anthony Fauci asserted that “I think you can trust me” and other “experts” as nationwide mask mania escalates.

Does he think we all have amnesia? This is the same joker who just four months ago told CBS News, “There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask.” His fellow experts in the federal public health-industrial complex dismissed surgical masks as inadequate protection from small airborne particles and warned that they did not form adequate seals around the face. And remember this?

“Seriously people- STOP BUYING MASKS! They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus…”

That was our surgeon general, Dr. Jerome Adams, in February.

Or how about this: “There’s not much we can do, so we’re all walking around feeling rather victimized by this virus. By using a mask, even if it doesn’t do a lot, it moves the locus of control to you, away from the virus.”

That was Dr. William Schaffner, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University, quoted in Time magazine in March.

Or how about this from the same article: “‘Even if experts are saying it’s really not going to make a difference, a little (part of) people’s brains is thinking, well, it’s not going to hurt. Maybe it’ll cut my risk just a little bit, so it’s worth it to wear a mask,’ she says. In that sense, wearing a mask is a ‘superstitious behavior.’ …”

That was Lynn Bufka, a clinical psychologist and senior director for practice, research and policy at the American Psychological Association.

Reviewing the scientific literature in her upcoming book, “The Case Against Masks” with Kent Heckenlively, former federal research scientist Dr. Judy Mikovits summarizes: “The more effective a mask is at blocking normal air flow, the greater the problem with decreased oxygen and increased carbon dioxide a person is likely to have. The less effective a mask is at blocking normal airflow, the less of a case can be made for using it. And we haven’t really dealt with what seems to be the main way that the virus spreads, through coughing and sneezing, which spreads respiratory droplets.”

Watching young, healthy people jogging or hiking on isolated trails in mid-July around Colorado Springs in cloth and surgical masks drives me nuts. They’re not protecting anyone else and are likely making themselves sick. In what sane world is breathing through moist bacteria traps and cutting yourself off from vitally needed oxygen a public health virtue? Vulnerable kids especially are being lied to by panic-mongers and exploited as human shields. Meanwhile, a recent journal article in the New England Journal of Medicine acknowledges: “The chance of catching COVID-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is … minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”

The evidence does not support broad mask mandates. Yet, now we free-thinkers and free-breathers face jail time and witch hunts for dissenting. It’s all about politics, power and control. “Selfish bastards” who promote superstitious costumery as science threaten us all.

— Read on www.wnd.com/2020/07/mask-mandates-public-health-menace/

Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos And Others Hacked In Unprecedented Twitter Attack And Bitcoin Scam; Over $100,000 Stolen In Minutes | Zero Hedge

“You send 0.1 BTC, I send 0.2 BTC back!”

The twitter accounts of two of the world’s richest men, Bill Gates and Elon Musk (and perhaps others) were hacked late on Wednesday, in what appears to be a version of a “Nigerian” bitcoin scam.

At 440pm ET, Musk tweeted the following:

Microsoft founder Bill Gates had a similar tweet.

As did Jeff Bezos:

Kanye was not spared either:

And for a few minutes, Apple was hacked too..

… before all of its tweets were promptly deleted.

Other, less prominent accounts also seemed to be hacked at around that time, including this one:

Amazingly, in just the few minutes that the hack was active, it appears that over 10 bitcoin, or over $100,000 was sent to the hacker’s address.

Naturally, it wasn’t clear who was behind the shocking password breach, but according to the Malware Tech blog, a Twitter employee with access to the user management panel was hacked.

Of course, this being twitter, it didn’t take long for humorous hot takes:

Twitter stock is down over 2% after hours as question swirl over just how easy it is to hack some of the world’s most important accounts.

Needless to say, everyone is eagerly awaiting to see what Trump tweets next…

— Read on www.zerohedge.com/markets/bill-gates-elon-musk-twitter-accounts-hacked-nigerian-bitcoin-scam-over-53000-stolen

The COVID-19 Panic Shows Us Why Science Needs Skeptics | Mises Wire

The dumpster fire of COVID predictions has shown exactly why it’s important to sustain and nurture skeptics, lest we blunder into scientific monoculture and groupthink. And yet the explosion of “cancel culture” intolerance of any opinion that doesn’t fit a shrinking “3 x 5 card” of right-think risks destroying the very tolerance and science that sustains our civilization.

Since World War II, America has suffered two respiratory pandemics comparable to COVID-19: the 1958 “Asian flu,” then the 1969 “Hong Kong flu.” In neither case did we shut down the economy—people were simply more careful. Not all that careful, of course—Jimi Hendrix was playing at Woodstock in the middle of the 1969 pandemic, and social distancing wasn’t really a thing in the “Summer of Love.”

And yet COVID-19 was very different thanks to a single “buggy mess” of a computer prediction from one Neil Ferguson, a British epidemiologist given to hysterical overestimates of deaths, from mad cow to bird flu to H1N1.

For COVID-19, Ferguson predicted 3 million deaths in America unless we basically shut down the economy. Panicked policymakers took his prediction as gospel, dressed as it was in the cloak of science.

Now, long after governments plunged half the world into a Great Depression, those panicked revisions are being quietly revised down by an order of magnitude, now suggesting a final tally comparable to 1958 and 1969.

COVID-19 would have been a deadly pandemic with or without Ferguson’s fantasies, but had we known the true scale and parameters of the threat we might have chosen better tailored means to both safeguard the elderly and at-risk, while sustaining the wider economy. After all, economists have long known that mass unemployment and widespread bankruptcies carry enormous health consequences that are very real to the victims suffering drained life savings, ruined businesses, broken families, widespread mental and physical health deterioration, even suicide. Decisions involve tradeoffs.

COVID-19 has illustrated the importance of free and robust inquiry. After all, panicked politicians facing media accusations of “killing grandma” aren’t in a very good position to evaluate these tradeoffs, and they need intellectual ammunition. Not only to show them which path is best, but to bolster them when a left-wing media establishment attacks.

Moreover, voters need this ammunition so they can actually tell the politicians what to do. This means two things: debate that is transparent, and debate that is tolerant of skeptics.

Transparency means data and computer code open to public scrutiny as the minimum requirement for any study that is used to justify policy, from lockdowns to carbon taxes to whatever comes next. These studies must be based on verifiable facts, code that does what it says it does, and the ensuing decision-making process must be transparent and open to the public.

One former Indian bureaucrat put it well: “Emergency situations like this pandemic should require a far higher—and not lower—level of scrutiny,” since policy choices have such tremendous impact. “This suggests a need for democracies to strengthen their critical thinking capacity by creating an independent ‘Black Hat’ institution whose purpose would be to question any technical foundations of government decisions.”

Even more important than transparency, debate must be tolerant of alternative opinions. This means ideas that are wrong, offensive, even dangerous, have to be tolerated, even celebrated. By all means, refute them—most alternative hypotheses are completely wrong, so it shouldn’t be hard to simply refute them without censorship. This, after all, is the essence of science—to generate hypotheses testable by anybody, not just licensed “experts.”

Whether we are faced with a new crisis, a new policy innovation, or simply designing a better mousetrap, groupthink and censorship are recipes for disaster and stagnation, while transparency and tolerance of new ideas are the very essence of progress. Indeed, it is largely this scientific tolerance that allowed us to rise up from the long, brutal darkness of poverty.

As Francis Bacon observed three hundred years ago, innovation and new knowledge do not come from prestigious “learned” insiders, rather progress comes from the questioner, the tinkerer, the skeptic.

The industry of artificers maketh some small improvement of things invented; and chance sometimes in experimenting maketh us to stumble upon somewhat which is new; but all the disputation of the learned never brought to light one effect of nature before unknown. (In Praise of Knowledge, vol. 1, [1740] 1850)

Indeed, every major scientific advance challenged the “settled science” of its day, and was often denounced as pernicious and false, even dangerous. The modern blood transfusion, for example, was developed in the late 1600s, then banned for nearly a century by a hostile medical establishment, “canceling” tens of millions of lives at the altar of groupthink and hostility to skeptics.

It’s comforting to know that our problems are old ones, and also encouraging that our solution is both time-tested and simple: transparency and tolerance. After all, the very reason our culture elevates science is because it is built on a millennia-long evolutionary “battle of ideas” in which theories are constantly tested and retested in a delightfully endless search for ever better understanding.

This implies there is no such thing as “settled science”—the phrase itself is contrary to the scientific method. In reality, science is not some billion-dollar gleaming palace in Bethesda, rather it’s a gnarled mutant sewer rat that takes all comers because it’s been burned, cut, run over, crushed, run through the wood chipper, and survived. That ugly beast is our salvation, not the gleaming palace where we bow down to whichever random guy has the biggest degree in the room.

Only with free inquiry for the most unpopular, offensive, dangerous, and, yes, wrong ideas imaginable does that power sustain. And if we break that, we can expect a series of rapid catastrophes that, like failed golden ages of the past, return us to the nasty, brutish, and very short lives that have been humanity’s norm.

Whether pandemic, climate change, “institutional racism,” or whatever new crisis they conjure next, we have a fundamental right to tenaciously defend the transparency and tolerance that constitutes science itself so that it remains among humanity’s crowning achievements, and so that we preserve this golden age that would astound our ancestors.

— Read on mises.org/wire/covid-19-panic-shows-us-why-science-needs-skeptics

Soon, You Will Need To Wear A Mask To Enter Virtually Every Major Retail Store In America — The Economic Collapse

If you are adamant about not wearing a mask, you are not going to like this news one bit.  Coming into this week, Costco, Starbucks, Best Buy and Panera Bread were requiring customers to wear masks to come into their stores, but most other major retailers were still giving people the freedom to choose whether they wanted to wear a mask or not.  I know that a lot of people appreciated this freedom to choose, but it is about to come to an abrupt end.  On Wednesday, Walmart and Kroger announced that they will be starting to require consumers to wear masks in all of their stores, and the National Retail Federation is pushing all of the rest of their members to do the same thing.  In the days ahead it is expected that most of them will follow suit, and that means that soon there will be very few major retail stores that you are able to enter without wearing a mask.

Walmart says that they decided to make this change in order to “bring consistency” across all of their stores.  The following comes from the official Walmart website

As the number of confirmed cases has spiked in communities across the country recently, so too have the number and types of face covering mandates being implemented. Currently about 65 percent of our more than 5,000 stores and clubs are located in areas where there is some form of government mandate on face coverings. To help bring consistency across stores and clubs, we will require all shoppers to wear a face covering starting Monday, July 20. This will give us time to inform customers and members of the changes, post signage and train associates on the new protocols.

In the region of the country where I live, there are a ton of people that feel very strongly about not wearing masks, and this announcement is going to hit them really hard.

There is only one Walmart within a 90 minute drive of where I live, and virtually everyone in the region pops in there at some point.  But now those that do not want to wear masks will be excluded, and there will be some very hard feelings over this.

If you try to enter a Walmart without a mask next week, you will be greeted at the door by a “Health Ambassador” wearing a black shirt.  I find it very interesting that they specifically chose the color black, and I think that it would have been helpful if they had chosen a more friendly color.  In any event, these new positions are being created in order to ensure that only people wearing masks are able to get into the stores.  Of course Walmart is trying to make this sound as non-threatening as possible

In addition to posting clear signage at the front of our stores, Walmart has created the role of Health Ambassador and will station them near the entrance to remind those without a mask of our new requirements. Our ambassadors will receive special training to help make the process as smooth as possible for customers. The ambassadors, identifiable by their black polo shirts, will work with customers who show up at a store without a face covering to try and find a solution. We are currently considering different solutions for customers when this requirement takes effect on July 20.

Needless to say, this announcement by Walmart is likely to spark an avalanche of other announcements by major retailers.

In fact, Kroger made an announcement just hours after Walmart did

Within hours, Kroger — the largest U.S. supermarket chain — said it will also require shoppers to wear masks starting July 22.

And as I mentioned above, the National Retail Federation is already pushing all of their members to fall in line

The president of the  National Retail Federation trade group wants retailers to adopt a nationwide policy that requires customers to wear masks, and hopes Walmart’s decision to do so would galvanize other companies to take similar action, reports Reuters.

“Shopping in a store is a privilege, not a right. If a customer refuses to adhere to store policies, they are putting employees and other customers at undue risk,” the NRF says.

We will be told that this is just a “temporary” thing, but at what point will we be able to start shopping without masks again?

It certainly won’t be any time in 2020.  This week, CDC director Robert Redfield said that he anticipated that this fall and winter “are probably going to be one of the most difficult times that we’ve experienced in American public health”…

I am worried. I do think the fall and the winter of 2020 and 2021 are probably going to be one of the most difficult times that we’ve experienced in American public health because of what you said — the co-occurrence of Covid and influenza, and this is where I’d like to continue to work with you to get the American public to embrace the influenza vaccine so we can try to minimize the impact of inluenza, because I think those two respiratory pathogens hitting us at the same time do have the potential to stress our health system.

Ultimately, we will probably be forced to wear masks until the pandemic ends.

But what if this pandemic lasts for years?

A couple days ago, I authored an article in which I discussed three separate scientific studies which all showed that COVID-19 antibodies disappear very, very rapidly.  In fact, some patients no longer had detectable antibodies just weeks after originally testing positive for antibodies.

What this means is that it appears that COVID-19 is very similar to many other less dangerous coronaviruses that are floating around out there.  Just like there is no lasting immunity to “the common cold”, there also appears to be no lasting immunity to COVID-19.

That means that no “vaccine” is going to save us, we will never get to the point of “herd immunity”, and this virus will circulate all over the globe year after year.

So does this mean that wearing masks will now become a permanent requirement in our society?

We should certainly hope that won’t be the case, but unfortunately we aren’t the ones making the decisions.

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A Letter to ‘Cancel-Culture’ — The Aquila Report

A number of high-profile thinkers (153 to be exact), many of whom would sit on the left of the spectrum, expressed their collective concern over cancel-culture. In a letter published by Harper’s Magazine, this group of authors, journalists, academics, and artists warn of cancel-culture’s “intolerant climate” and reaffirm the value of open and civil debate.

 

To do or to say something insufficiently progressive these days risks the wrath of what’s being called “cancel-culture.” A mostly young and mostly online gaggle of so-called “social justice warriors” will attempt to silence anyone they deem to hold views sufficiently problematic or insufficiently “woke.”

So far, the list of cancel-culture’s casualties includes editors who publish controversial op-eds, campus speakers whose views were labeled “unsafe,” professors who quote from egregious classical literature, and researchers who published their politically incorrect findings.   

Though those behind cancel-culture would be on the far-left side of the ideological and political spectrum, the effect of what they are doing is the very opposite of liberal. Free speech and open debate, long-claimed values of classic liberalism, are stifled, not by a political oppression that so many feared, but by mob-like tactics.

On Tuesday, a number of high-profile thinkers (153 to be exact), many of whom would sit on the left of the spectrum, expressed their collective concern over cancel-culture. In a letter published by Harper’s Magazine, this group of authors, journalists, academics, and artists warn of cancel-culture’s “intolerant climate” and reaffirm the value of open and civil debate.

The group includes some of the brightest stars in the progressive firmament: Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, left-wing linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky, author of The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood, feminist Gloria Steinem, Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie, New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg, Malcolm Gladwell, and even John MacArthur (not that John MacArthur, thisone).

The letter condemns “intolerance of opposing views,” the far left’s “vogue for public shaming and ostracism,” and its “tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty.”

Of all of the signatories, J.K. Rowling, knows this tendency firsthand. This longtime progressive superstar has faced an avalanche of accusations and criticisms, and a campaign to cancel her work. The reason? She fears that radical transgender ideology threatens the existence and protection of women, and she’s been willing to express these very feminist views out loud.

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COVID-19 Has Been Weaponized To Demoralize And Destroy The Global Population As The Elites Are Now Bringing In The New World Order — Now The End Begins

Friends, you should feel privileged to be living in such a time as this, a time that the bible calls the last days. It is coming to pass right before your very eyes.

California is a funny place, I used to live there and it is certainly the land of ‘fruits and nuts’ as the old saying goes. But in 2020, it’s a whole lot nuttier than it used to be, and not only that, the nuts are killing people at an ever-increasing rate. Just days ago, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti rubber-stamped nearly ten thousand unmasked rioters to protest on the streets of Los Angeles, beaming with pride at the ‘long overdue social justice’ demonstrations. Those people were allowed to do anything they wanted to do, but churches had to close and small businesses of every kind were shuttered. What was his message? That social justice is good, and church and a free market economy are bad.

“…Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.”Genesis 49:1a (KJB)

Bill Gates had it exactly correct when he predicted that the weapon of the future was not going to be missiles, but microbes, and that is just what COVID-19 truly is. It is a weaponized virus that’s really killing people, and at the same time is being used to control the people and destroy the economy.

Remember what Dr. Birx said that anyone who died of any condition but also had COVID-19, their death would be attributed to COVID-19?. That’s Lie #1. Here in Florida, as in many states across the country, the infection rates are being deliberately misreported.  That’s Lie #2. They want you to be afraid, and they do not want you to know that COVID-19 has a less than 1% death rate. Here in Saint Johns County, we have had a ten-fold increases in COVID cases, sounds scary, right? What they don’t want you to know is that only 12 people have died from it, roughly 0.6% of all cases.

COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon, if ever, because it has proven itself to be exactly what the New World Order needed to roll out The Great Reset. But just remember, Henry Ford tipped us off over 100 years ago, Nelson Rockefeller tipped us off a little over 60 years ago, and Bill Gates is tipping us off every time he opens his mouth.

We have been warned this day was coming, just take a look and see:

  • “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”Henry Ford, 1922
  • “We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto determination practiced in past centuries.”David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission, in an address to a meeting of The Trilateral Commission, in June, 1991
  • “The world can therefore seize the opportunity to fulfill the long-held promise of a New World Order where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind.”President George Herbert Walker Bush
  • “We shall have world government whether or not you like it, by conquest or consent.”Statement by Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member James Warburg to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 17th, 1950
  • “We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money.” Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in Foreign Affairs (July/August 1995)
  • “For more than a century ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure–one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” ― David Rockefeller, Memoirs

Friends, you should feel privileged to be living in such a time as this, a time that the bible calls the last days. It is coming to pass right before your very eyes. Did you ever wonder exactly how the whole world would transition to a New World Order? Look out your window, it’s happening as you read this. Tick, tock goes the clock of human history, if you’re planning on getting something done for the Lord, right now would be a great time. Later might not be on the calendar.

L.A. County sets record for COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations as conditions worsen

FROM THE LA TIMES: The worsening conditions come as California closes many businesses that had been allowed to reopen in May as officials try to slow the outbreaks. But Los Angeles said that if the trends don’t change soon, even more restrictive measures will be necessary.

Los Angeles County confirmed 4,244 new cases and 2,103 hospitalizations Tuesday. Of those hospitalized, 27% are in intensive care. The county also reported 73 additional deaths — one of the highest single-day counts reported. It’s possible that number may reflect a lag in reported deaths over the weekend, officials said in a statement.

Mayor Eric Garcetti has warned that the city of Los Angeles is inching closer to the highest threat level and an imminent shutdown as dangers posed by the coronavirus continue to loom.

“While the city of Los Angeles’ COVID-19 threat level remains at orange, we are on the border of going to red,” Garcetti said Monday night. “It is up to all of us that we don’t.”

The county is not facing a ventilator or intensive care bed shortage, but the number of hospitalizations is rising. And while the mortality rate has not skyrocketed, as younger people now account for the majority of new cases, the number of infections continues to rise. Garcetti says the city is not in red-level territory yet, but that could change if the situation worsens. READ MORE

Dr. Deborah Birx | Recording Covid-19 as Cause of Death No Matter What

Liar, liar, pants on fire Dr. Birx. 

In 2015 Bill Gates Said New Weapon Will Be ‘Microbes Not Missiles’

Bill Gates indulged in a little predictive programming as you will see in this now-infamous video of him predicting the future. A future that he and his New World Order cronies created. When I was a kid, I had a poster of Linda Ronstadt on my bedroom wall, I bet Bill had a poster of George Orwell on his. 

Dr. Tenpenny: This is The Biggest Scam Ever Perpetrated on The Human Race

In this explosive interview, Spiro Skouras is joined by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny. The two discuss the latest developments regarding the coronavirus situation which was declared a global health pandemic, by the Gates funded World Health Organization, as more information comes to light questioning the need for a global lockdown.

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July 15 What Have You Done?

 

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow.
(Matthew 6:34, TM)

Here’s a poem I think you’ll want to ponder carefully:

You say you’ll do much in the years to come, but what have you done today?

You plan to give wealth in a princely sum, but how much have you given away?

You’ll heal broken hearts and dry every tear, bring to them hope and take away fear;

Carry His Word to those far and near; but what have you done today?

You say you’ll be kind after a while, but what have you done today?

The lonely and hurting wait for your smile, you promised to light up their way;

Your aim is to give truth a grander birth and to steadfast faith a deeper worth,

To carry His love to the ends of the earth, but what have you done today?

You plan to reap much in the by and by, but what have you sown today?

You plan to build mansions up in the sky, but what have you built today?

It’s nice to dream and in visions bask, but here and now have you done your task?

 

The only real question that matters, I ask, is what have you done today?[1]

 

[1] Gass, B. (1998). A Fresh Word For Today : 365 Insights For Daily Living (p. 196). Alachua, FL: Bridge-Logos Publishers.

Reset to Usher in New World Order — VCY America

Date:  July 15, 2020
Host:  Jim Schneider
​Guest: Alex Newman
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Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary General, indicated that the coronavirus pandemic has laid bare severe and systemic inequalities around the world.  He’s also mentioned a climate crisis, the threat of nuclear war, lawlessness in cyberspace, etc.  It should then come as no surprise to find that he’s also called for a multi-lateral level of global governance with ‘teeth’ to function where it’s needed.

Alex Newman believes that ‘deep state’ globalists are stepping in to offer their proposed solutions to crises that they themselves unleashed.  It’s called, ‘A Great Reset’ and it’s designed to transform the world and everything in it.

Alex is an international freelance journalist, author, educator and consultant.  His articles appear in The New American.  He also writes for Freedom Project Media.  Alex is co-author of the book, ‘Crimes of the Educators.’

Much of the early discussion centered around the group known as the World Economic Forum.  According to Alex this is an elite, out-in-the-open group of globalists from business, media and government.  This organization is closely linked with the U.N.  Whenever they meet, they always have high-level U.N. people involved.  Alex noted that a lot of the people openly pushing for the ‘Great Reset’ are in the upper levels of the U.N. bureaucracy.  In fact, just last year, a ‘Strategic Partnership Framework’ was formed where the WEF promised to bring the private sector on board with the U.N. Agenda 2030.

The WEF openly promotes social justice which Alex finds interesting because if there was a single organization that best represents the billionaire class, the WEF is it.

What exactly is the WEF trying to do?  Alex described it as a, ‘…total restructuring of everything’ including the global economy.  Under this new environment, new goals will be pursued that are being established by technocrats, goals that are mostly antithetical to the basic idea of meeting the needs of consumers while also earning a profit.

How is COVID-19 tied to this?  What is the role of China in this reset?  What’s Al Gore’s opinion on this matter?  What is meant by the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’?  These questions and more were looked at while listeners brought their questions and concerns to the discussion as well.

More Information

thenewamerican.com

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More People Voluntarily Committing Themselves To Asylums To Escape Insanity Of Real World — The Babylon Bee

U.S.—More people are voluntarily committing themselves to mental institutions in an attempt to escape the ever-increasing insanity of the real world.

Thousands of people have checked themselves in at psychiatric wards across the country, claiming to be insane, in order to get away from the absolute insanity of everything that’s happening outside.

“Oh yeah, I’m totally crazy, 100%,” said Frank Zwygart as he checked himself in to an asylum in Arkham. “I think I’m Napoleon Bonaparte or whatever. Yep, totally insane.”

“That guy over there swinging the golf club at the orderly thinks we’re living in a simulation, while Bob over in the corner thinks he’s God,” said recently committed man Frank Zwygart. “So yeah, it’s a little less crazy than things out there. We don’t worry about stuff like Kanye running for president, murder hornets, nunchuck bears, bubonic squirrels, World War 3, or getting doxxed for old tweets. And they’ve got lots of great board games in here.”

“Plus, Bob’s actually a pretty cool guy once you get to know him,” he added as he adjusted his straitjacket. “Actually, he’s totally sane — his beliefs make perfect sense to him. There’s an internal logic to everything he believes, unlike some of the crazies you try to talk to out there in the crazy world.”

via More People Voluntarily Committing Themselves To Asylums To Escape Insanity Of Real World — The Babylon Bee

Kanye West Drops Out Of Race After Elon Musk Offers Him Position As President Of Mars — The Babylon Bee

LOS ANGELES, CA—Kanye West has dropped out of the presidential race, several sources confirmed today, after Elon Musk offered to instead make him president of Mars.

“America is great and all, but being president of Mars would be the greatest of all time,” West said. “Of all time.”

Musk said he had a great conversation with West where he convinced him not to aim too low but instead to “shoot for the stars.”

“Kanye has way more potential than just being president of America,” Musk said. “Frankly, being president of the U.S. is beneath him. Mars is where it’s at. It will be way better than any government on this planet.”

West then showed Musk his crude drawings for a rocket ship to Mars he’d designed in his spare time, called the Yeezymobile. The Yeezymobile is made of “space metal” and runs on Chick-fil-A peanut oil: a “100% environmentally friendly” design, according to West.

“And that big fin on the back adds at least 1,000 horsepower,” West said.

“I love this guy’s enthusiasm,” said Musk as he looked over the drawing. “We’ll have to make a few changes so the craft will obey the laws of physics, but this is a great start. Hey, who are those two stick figures in the front?”

“That’s me and you, Musk. Me and you,” West said, looking up at the stars and putting his arm around his entrepreneurial friend. “We are gonna be the kings of the universe, my friend. The kings of the universe.”

via Kanye West Drops Out Of Race After Elon Musk Offers Him Position As President Of Mars — The Babylon Bee

CDC Reports that the China Coronavirus Mortality “Is Currently Below Pandemic Threshold” — The Gateway Pundit

The CDC now is reporting that the China coronavirus mortality is below a pandemic threshold.  Will Democrats be celebrating this?  Will the MSM report it?

The CDC is currently reporting on their website that the China coronavirus is no longer a pandemic – the mortality rate has fallen below the pandemic threshold:

Of course the Deep State CDC adds a caveat that this “will likely change as more death certificates are processed, particularly for recent weeks”.

However, recent weeks show a declining number of deaths per the Worldometers coronavirus website:

It’s long past time to put this whole pandemic panic in check. 

via CDC Reports that the China Coronavirus Mortality “Is Currently Below Pandemic Threshold” — The Gateway Pundit

Changing Our Strategy — Wretched

Episode 2605-

Segment 1 (00:49) Todd asks if we need to change our strategy when witnessing. Todd witnesses to A.C. on a college campus. A.C. says he grew up in a Baptist church but is not able to share the basics of the faith. Todd walks A.C. through the law and A.C. says that based on that standard he would be guilty and would be sent to Hell.

Segment 2 (07:35) Todd says that the law must precede the gospel when witnessing to people. Todd wonders if when we witness we should do less explaining and more interrogating to see if they truly understand their faith or if they are just agreeing with you. A.C. struggles to define the gospel. Todd shares the gospel with A.C. Todd says to the audience that we are called to be judging and seeing if people are living in sin. We need to judge rightly.

Segment 3 (18:13) When witnessing, if someone struggles to articulate the faith, then maybe we should test them to see if they truly believe it. Todd tries to see if A.C. is sure in his faith and truly understands it.

Wretched Surprise! (25:02) Bible League in-show on persecution.

via Changing Our Strategy — Wretched

Over 1,200 Nigerian Christians Killed in the First Six Months of 2020, According to NGO Report — BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

Terrorist attacks have long beleaguered Christians in northern Nigeria, including this Catholic church in Kano (photographed in 2019) back in 2014.
Image: Ben Curtis / Associated Press

A Nigerian civil society group estimates that 1,202 Christians have been killed in Nigeria in the first six months of 2020 by jihadists, radicalized herdsmen and others as 22 more Christians were reportedly killed in the Kaduna state last weekend. 

As rights groups continue to voice concern about “genocidal” crimes being committed in Nigeria, the Anambra-based International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law has released a new report stating that no fewer than 1,202 Christians were killed between January and June 2020.

Intersociety, an organization headed by Christian criminologist Emeka Umeagbalasi, relies on what it deems to be credible local and foreign media reports, government accounts, reports from international rights groups and eyewitness accounts to compile statistical data. Due to the lack of adequate government record-keeping, death tolls reported by media outlets should be construed as estimates.

According to the report, the majority of Intersociety’s estimated 1,202 Christian death toll through the first six months of 2020 comes mostly from the 812 killings committed by members of the predominantly Muslim Fulani herding community who have been radicalized to carry out attacks against predominantly Christian farming communities in the farming-rich Middle Belt States.

Additionally, 390 Christian deaths were attributed to killings committed by radical Islamic groups in the northeast, like Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province, in addition to other perpetrators such as armed bandits.

“Thousands of defenseless Christians who survived being hacked to death have also been injured and left in mutilated conditions with several of them crippled for life,” the Intersociety report states. “Hundreds of Christian worship and learning centers have been destroyed or burnt; likewise thousands of dwelling houses, farmlands and other properties belonging to Christians.”

Intersociety reports that between January and the end of June, Boko Haram killed over 600 people of different religions, 260 of which were killed between May 15 and June 30.

According to Intersociety, 100 of those people killed by Boko Haram and ISWAP between mid-May and the end of June “were strongly believed to be Christians.”

Additionally, the organization notes that at least 258 killings were committed by radicalized herdsmen between May 15 and June 30.

As Fulani radicals have increasingly attacked Christian farming communities in recent years, the killings have been labeled by the Nigerian government and some human rights groups as part of the decades-long conflicts between herders and farmers in Africa. However, advocates for Nigerian Christian communities contend that the “herder-farmer conflict” label is misleading because it doesn’t take into account other factors at play, such as religious elements.

Click here to read more.

SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith

via Over 1,200 Nigerian Christians Killed in the First Six Months of 2020, According to NGO Report — BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

GO BLUE: National Association Of Police Organizations Endorse Trump For President, Ditching Joe Biden And The Democrats In Stunning Fashion — Now The End Begins

The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) endorsed President Donald Trump for president on Wednesday, abandoning their previous support of former Vice President Joe Biden.

All you will hear from the Liberal fake media is how Joe Biden is skyrocketing in the polls, and how far behind Donald Trump is falling behind him. You need to take all that with a grain a salt from the same shaker you used back in 2016 when they told you that Hillary Clinton had a 99.5% chance to beat Trump. It wasn’t true then and it is not true now.

Right now in America, the Democrats are driving an anti-police narrative that has already produced dead cops, cop cars set on fire, and a massive disrespect for law enforcement officers. Not one Democrat in Congress spoke up against the ‘Defund The Police’ movement, and many of them actually endorsed it. That is a no-win position that is already paying big dividends for Donald Trump and his campaign.

The closer we get to November, the weaker the Democrats will get, and that is why you can expect the race riots to continue.

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National Association of Police Organizations Ditches Joe Biden, Endorses Trump for President

FROM BREITBART NEWS: “Our endorsement recognizes your steadfast and very public support for our men and woman on the front lines, especially during this time of unfair and inaccurate opprobrium being directed at our members by so many,” the letter from NAPO President Michael McHale read.

NAPO previously endorsed the Obama-Biden presidential ticket in both 2008 and 2012 and did not endorse a candidate in 2016. The organization represents more than 1,000 police associations and 241,000 sworn officers.

The letter cited the Justice Department under Trump for prosecuting individuals attacking police officers, signing the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act, and support for the 9/11 first responders fund as more reasons for their support.

The Trump campaign welcomed the news in a statement:

“Joe Biden has done nothing to stop his party’s ‘defund the police’ movement and remains silent as police officers across the country are being attacked by violent rioters and protesters,” Trump 2020 Senior Advisor for Law Enforcement and Labor Unions Bob Paduchik said in a statement. “This endorsement for President Trump highlights that as the Law and Order President, he is defending the hardworking people who risk their own lives every day to keep our communities safe.” READ MORE

You Won’t Be Safe In Joe Biden’s America

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via GO BLUE: National Association Of Police Organizations Endorse Trump For President, Ditching Joe Biden And The Democrats In Stunning Fashion — Now The End Begins

Keep Hammering – Devin Nunes Keeps Mueller Fraud in Tight Focus… — The Last Refuge

The resistance effort run from inside Main Justice from May 2017 through April 2019 used the image of Robert Mueller as a Potemkin face. Mueller’s pretense as head of the special counsel was a key component to the strategy.

HPSCI Ranking Member Devin Nunes targets the pretense that Mueller represented. This is an effective strategy to get people slowly comfortable with a reality that everything from the DOJ was controlled by the resistance unit for two years.

Every action taken by the special counsel team was done with a strategy to advance the resistance. Everything released was approved by them; everything withheld was purposefully hidden by them. The 17 resistance lawyers were in full control.

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via Keep Hammering – Devin Nunes Keeps Mueller Fraud in Tight Focus… — The Last Refuge

July 15 A Sure Hope

 

Colossians 1:27

Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Though World War II did not officially end until 1945, it can be safely said that it was over on June 6, 1944. That was D-Day, when 176,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy in France. Eventually, three-quarters of a million troops assembled in France to liberate Europe from the Axis powers led by Adolf Hitler. Many fierce battles followed D-Day before the Axis armies were defeated. But the die was cast on D-Day when hope came once again to the free world.

The same may be said of our Christian experience. Though the day is yet in the future when evil will be eradicated from earth completely, we know it will happen because of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. By His death, Christ freed believers from the debt of sin. And by His resurrection, death, the last great enemy, was conquered so we might live again and forever. Are you in a battle or skirmish today with the world, the flesh, or the devil? Don’t wish things were different. Instead, put your hope in the fact that with the invasion of Christ into this world, victory was won. True hope is available to all allies of the conquering Christ. True hope is not wishful thinking; it is faith in fact.[1]

 

[1] Jeremiah, D. (2002). Sanctuary: finding moments of refuge in the presence of God (p. 206). Nashville, TN: Integrity Publishers.

July 15, 2020 Evening Verse Of The Day

39. On the other hand, if the Christian movement has its origin in God, it will overcome human opposition. Worse still, the Sanhedrin may find itself in the position of opposing God and thus standing under his judgment. It has been noted that the Greek constructions in the two parallel clauses in verses 38b and 39a are slightly different, and this raises the question whether there is a subtle difference in force between the two conditional sentences. According to Bruce, the first ‘if’ clause has the force ‘if it turn out to be’, but the second ‘if’ clause expresses what Luke considers more likely and therefore puts more directly: however, ‘we cannot argue that Gamaliel regarded the second alternative as the more probable; the interplay of conditional constructions belongs to Luke’s Gk., not to Gamaliel’s Aram.’ (Acts, p. 149).[1]


5:39 “if” This is a FIRST CLASS CONDITIONAL sentence, which usually denotes an affirmation of truth, but here it cannot be true. This shows the literary use of this grammatical form.

“or else you may even be found fighting against God” It must be remembered that these religious leaders think they are acting on God’s behalf. The very fact that Gamaliel speaks the possibility of their being sincerely wrong is a shocking statement (cf. 11:17).[2]


39. But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it—rather, ‘ye shall not be able to overthrow it,’ [the future, δυνήσεσθε, being better supported than δύνασθε], lest haply ye be found even [καὶ]—rather, ‘also,’ to fight against God—as well as against these disciples of Jesus. This neutral policy, in the exasperated and murderous temper of the council at that time, was true wisdom; although personal neutrality is hostility to Christ, as Himself teaches (Luke 11:23).[3]


38. “So in this case I suggest to you: Stay away from these men and let them go! For if this plan or movement is of human origin, it will fail. 39. But if it is of God, you will be unable to overthrow them; you will even find yourselves fighting against God.” And they were persuaded by him.

Gamaliel applies his examples to the case before the court and advises the Sanhedrin to leave the apostles alone and to set them free. He counsels the members of the court not to get involved and implies that their involvement in the death of Jesus now rests as a burden of guilt on their consciences. He tells the Sanhedrists to release the apostles, just as they let Peter and John go free at an earlier trial.

By using two conditional sentences, Gamaliel convinces his audience that if the new movement is of human origin, it will fail. But if its origin is divine, the Sanhedrin will fail because the court will be fighting God. In the Greek, these two sentences reveal a difference in emphasis. That is, the first conditional sentence expresses Gamaliel’s uncertainty: “For if this plan or movement is of human origin, it will fail.” The examples from their own history are proof that manmade movements are fruitless and cause more harm than good.

From what Gamaliel has seen and heard in Jerusalem, he is not at all convinced that this new religion is of human origin in purpose and activity. He knows that the apostles themselves repeatedly teach first that their religion is the fulfillment of the Scriptures and second that they must be obedient to God (vv. 29, 32). Hence, in the second conditional sentence, Gamaliel expresses reality or simple fact: “But if it is of God, you will be unable to overthrow them; you will even find yourselves fighting against God.” Gamaliel implies that Christianity originates with God. He therefore persuades the members of the court to release the apostles.

The Western text of Greek manuscripts expands verses 38 and 39 by adding words and phrases and by providing an interesting commentary on Gamaliel’s advice. Here is the translation with the additions in italics:

So in the present case, brethren, I tell you, keep away from these men and let them go, without defiling your hands; for if this plan or this undertaking is of men, it will fail but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them—neither you nor kings nor tyrants. Therefore keep away from these men, lest you be found opposing God.

The last clause, “you will even find yourselves fighting against God,” is a complete sentence that is separate from the preceding. Gamaliel resorts to uttering a warning when he calls his fellow Jews to recognize a truth they know from the Scriptures: “Do not fight against the Lord God of your fathers, for you will not succeed” (2 Chron. 13:12; see also Prov. 21:30).[4]


5:38–39. Here is the conclusion and main thrust of Gamaliel’s speech. Seeing what would come of this movement would tell them if it were of human origin or from God. Interestingly this speech was, in one sense, an apologetic for the church of Jesus Christ given by a representative of the church’s enemies: to try to stop God’s work would be like fighting against God![5]


5:38, 39 If this Christian religion were not of God, the best thing would be to leave it alone, and it would soon fade out. To combat it would only make it more determined to survive. (This argument is not altogether true. Many godless institutions have flourished for centuries. In fact, they have gained more adherents than the truth. But the argument is true in God’s time, if not in man’s.)

On the other hand, Gamaliel continued, if the movement were of God, they would not be able to overthrow it, and they would be found in the awkward position of fighting against God.[6]


5:39. Gamaliel presented a prudent alternative. His words show the council’s blindness and again ironically display the fact that so far their treatment both of Jesus and of His followers amounted to fighting “against God.” Interestingly Gamaliel also unwittingly set the standard of measurement for the ministry of his star pupil, Paul, whose ministry would thrive even under house arrest in Rome; cf. 28:30–31.[7]


[1] Marshall, I. H. (1980). Acts: an introduction and commentary (Vol. 5, p. 130). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

[2] Utley, R. J. (2003). Luke the Historian: The Book of Acts (Vol. Volume 3B, p. 88). Marshall, TX: Bible Lessons International.

[3] Brown, D., Fausset, A. R., & Jamieson, R. (n.d.). A Commentary, Critical, Experimental, and Practical, on the Old and New Testaments: Acts–Revelation (Vol. VI, p. 33). London; Glasgow: William Collins, Sons, & Company, Limited.

[4] Kistemaker, S. J., & Hendriksen, W. (1953–2001). Exposition of the Acts of the Apostles (Vol. 17, pp. 211–212). Grand Rapids: Baker Book House.

[5] Toussaint, S. D. (1985). Acts. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 2, pp. 366–367). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

[6] MacDonald, W. (1995). Believer’s Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments. (A. Farstad, Ed.) (p. 1600). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

[7] Valdés, A. S. (2010). The Acts of the Apostles. In R. N. Wilkin (Ed.), The Grace New Testament Commentary (p. 509). Denton, TX: Grace Evangelical Society.

July—15 The Poor Man’s Evening Portion

 

And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh; as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.—Genesis 22:14.

My soul! how many Jehovah-jirehs hast thou erected? At least, how many occasions hath thy bountiful Lord afforded thee for erecting them? Oh! what cause have I to blush in the recollection! Had I done by my God as Abraham did by his, what blessed helps would they have afforded me, in the same moment that they became monuments to the Lord’s praise! Surely I know all this, in theory, very plainly and fully; but how do I fall short in the practice of it! To set up the Jehovah-jireh for all that is past, is the best help to a soul in exercises for all that is to come. When I can, and do put down, after any sharp trial, my Jehovah-jireh, and say, here it was “the Lord did provide,” will it not, in any future exercise, enable me to say, “If the Lord helped me then, may I not hope that he will help me now?” It would be a very sad requital for past mercies, in the moment of receiving them, to say, “Alas! the Lord did once help: but he will not, I fear, do it again.” This would be to read the inscription of the Jehovah-jireh backward. Whereas the very sight of our Jehovah-jirehs would be to say, “Here the Lord helped me—here he manifested his free unmerited grace to me; and will he not again? Is he less Jehovah than he was? Is he not God all-sufficient, all-gracious still?” Oh! it is blessed to have such stones set up as Abraham’s Jehovah-jireh. There was nothing in the patriarch’s of his own providing. His was simply an act of faith; and neither the result of his asking by prayer, or providing by his wisdom. And, my soul, do not overlook a most interesting mark which the Holy Ghost hath put upon Abraham’s Jehovah-jireh, in adding, “As it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.” As if he had said, “All the ages and generations yet to come shall profit by the great father of the faithful’s testimony to this place; and they shall see it to the latest day of Jesus’s Church upon earth! Oh! how blessed, when our personal experience bears an exact correspondence to that of the faithful gone before, when we can and do set up the same. All blessings, all provisions are in Jesus. He is the Lamb which, from everlasting, Jehovah hath provided, and whom his people shall see in all their wants, temporal, spiritual, and eternal. And let their extremities be what they may, yea, though the exercises of their faith abound, yet let them wait but the Lord’s time, which is always the best time, and they shall most assuredly, like Abraham, find cause to call the name of every place of trial Jehovah-jireh; concerning which, in proof and in reality, it shall be said every day, and to the last day, “In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen!”[1]

 

[1] Hawker, R. (1845). The Poor Man’s Evening Portion (A New Edition, pp. 213–214). Philadelphia: Thomas Wardle.