Daily Archives: August 14, 2021

August 14 Evening Quotes of The Day

Proof That We Are Forgiven
Mark 11:25; Matthew 6:14–15; Ephesians 4:32

Our forgiving of others will not procure forgiveness for ourselves, but our not forgiving of others proves that we ourselves are not forgiven.


Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

The Devil Easily Defeats Those Who Go It Alone
John 5:30; 6:38; 1 Corinthians 7:5; Hebrews 10:24–25

The devil prevails with ease over those who are alone, and who in the things of God order themselves according to their own will.


Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Unity in Diversity (Part 1 of 4) | Truth For Life

 Each of us comes from a unique background—and sometimes that causes conflict. But our differences shouldn’t create division within the church. Join us on Truth For Life as Alistair Begg explores the basis of unity within the body of Christ.


Source: Unity in Diversity (Part 1 of 4)

August 14 – Enjoy your Giver! — Reformed Perspective

For who can eat, or who can have enjoyment, more than I? – Ecclesiastes 2:25

Scripture reading: Ecclesiastes 2:17-26

In the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon presents two contrasting paths of life. As Jay Adams puts it, one path is “life under the sun”; the other is “life under the Son,” the Lord Jesus Christ. For the one who lives merely under the sun, without God, life is toilsome and empty. Sadly, this world and this life, then, is all there is. Nothing lasts. It’s a toiling under the sun (Ecccl. 2:18-20,22).

Are you sickened by the thought that your dearest treasures will be lost at death or that your present efforts are in vain? Is it annoying that you have to leave it all to the man who comes after you? Come to God, humbly submitting to His Son Jesus, in faith. He frees us from the slavery to these toilsome idols to enjoy Him and others. Then you can enjoy His gifts. This is life under the Son! Then the things of this life no longer have a hold on us, for He holds us. Your labor is not in vain. You may enjoy your food. The blessings extend beyond this life to eternal glory!

God calls us to put our hope in Him, “who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment” (1 Timothy 6:17). Enjoy your Giver. This is the secret to enjoying His gifts. Whether you have little or much, you are rich in Him. Trusting Him, you may confess with contentment, “For who can eat, or who can have enjoyment, more than I?”

Suggestions for prayer

Pray that God may give courage to tear down our idols, what is most dear to us and serve Him alone. Ask Him to help you to enjoy Him by serving Him generously with the gifts He gives you.

Rev. Tony Zekveld currently serves as missionary-pastor in the Hope Congregation in East Brampton, Ontario, sent by Covenant Christian Church (URCNA) of Wyoming, Ontario. Rev. Zekveld and his wife, Arley-Ann, have five children and, so far, eight grandchildren. This daily devotional is also available in a print edition you can buy at Nearer to God Devotional.

August 14 – Enjoy your Giver! — Reformed Perspective

Choice Men — VCY America

I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. (Isaiah 48:10)

This has long been the motto fixed before our eye upon the wall of our bedroom, and in many ways it has also been written on our heart. It is no mean thing to be chosen of God. God’s choice makes chosen men choice men. Better to be the elect of God than the elect of a whole nation. So eminent is this privilege, that whatever drawback may be joined to it we very joyfully accept it, even as the Jew ate the bitter herbs for the sake of the Paschal Lamb. We choose the furnace, since God chooses us in it.

We are chosen as an afflicted people and not as a prosperous people, chosen not in the palace but in the furnace. In the furnace beauty is marred, fashion is destroyed, strength is melted, glory is consumed, and yet here eternal love reveals its secrets and declares its choice. So has it been in our case. In times of severest trial God has made to us our calling and election plain, and we have made it sure: then have we chosen the Lord to be our God, and He has shown that we are assuredly His chosen. Therefore, if today the furnace be heated seven times hotter, we will not dread it, for the glorious Son of God will walk with us amid the glowing coals.

Choice Men — VCY America

The Kingdom of Heaven — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Happy are those who are persecuted because they are good, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs” Matthew 5:10

Have you ever been persecuted because of your faith in Christ? If so, how did you respond?

While Francis Xavier was preaching one day in one of the cities of Japan, a man walked up to him as if he had something to say to him privately. As the missionary leaned closer to hear what he had to say, the man spat on his face.

Without a word or the least sign of annoyance, Xavier pulled out a handkerchief and wiped his face. Then he went on with his important message as if nothing had happened. The scorn of the audience was turned to admiration.

The most learned doctor of the city happened to be present.

A law which teaches men such virtue, inspires them with such courage, and gives them such complete mastery over themselves,” he said, “could not but be from God.

Supernatural power and enablement by God’s Holy Spirit make that kind of behavior possible for every believer. Furthermore, that kind of behavior probably will do more to attract and influence an unbelieving world than words ever can.

With Christ as our example, love as our motive, and humility as our covering, let us depend on God’s Holy Spirit for the wisdom and strength required to respond to mistreatment in a Christ-like way. Then, and only then, are we in a position to reflect honor and glory to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Bible ReadingMatthew 5:7-12 (scroll down)

Today’s Insight: Mindful that millions of Christians have died as martyrs getting the message of God’s good news through to men, and remembering that all who live godly lives in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution, I will not shrink from whatever the Lord may have in store for me today as His witness. Drawing upon the supernatural resources of God, I will demonstrate by my words and witness that I belong to Christ. “Happy are those who are persecuted because they are good, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs” Matthew 5:10.

By Dr. Bill Bright
Used by Permission

Matthew 5:7-12 NIV

Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Further Reading

•  What Should Be Included in Prayer?
•   Hearing God’s Voice
•  Salvation Explained

The Kingdom of Heaven — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Who Are You Looking For? — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“I have seen the Lord!” John 20:18

She was confused, grief-stricken and unutterably weary. Perhaps going to the garden tomb where Jesus’ body had been taken would ease some of the turmoil in her mind and heart, but finding it empty on that dark morning only increased her roiling emotions. She had run to her sorrowing faith community to relate the shattering news, but they didn’t believe her story – “her words seemed like nonsense.

She returns to the only place she knows, the place where she last saw Jesus if only his bleeding, broken body. With tears flowing she stoops to look inside the tomb. Maybe her first impression had been wrong. Maybe his body was still there and she could express her devotion with costly burial spices.

In the bleak, dim light of dawn, she glimpses two men dressed in white who ask what seems the most simplistic of questions: “Why are you crying?” Her answer reveals a heart broken beyond repair: “They have taken my Lord away.”

Surely words pronounced by seraphic figures should be enough to assuage her sorrow, but she needed more. Turning around, perhaps ready to leave this place of despair, she sees a man. He repeats the angels’ question but asks one more of his own, one that pierces to her soul: ”Who is it you are looking for?”

Down through the ages the same question is whispered to every human at one time or another. While we often try to silence its sound with the pursuit of self-fulfillment, activity or relationships, God relentlessly repeats the gentle words,

Who is it you are looking for?

The Bible says that it was when Mary turned to the man whose voice she heard that she recognized him as her loved and loving Savior. She now had no problem convincing her friends of her experience. Her testimony, “I have seen the Lord” activated their own response and rings down through the centuries.

Are you looking for something, for someone?

The simple act of turning finally to the one who loves you enough to understand your broken heart and see your flowing tears can be the beginning of new life. His words are the most profound ever spoken: “I am the good shepherd.  I have come to give you life. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

By Marilyn Ehle
Used by Permission

Further Reading

•  Once In My Lifetime
•  The Confession
•  Salvation Explained

Who Are You Looking For? — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

August 14 Afternoon Quotes of The Day

Not Saved by Right Doctrine
Romans 3:24

You can be no more saved by believing right doctrine than you can by doing right actions.


Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Suffer with Christ and Reign with Christ
Matthew 26:31, 56; Mark 14:27; Romans 8:17; Philippians 3:10; 2 Timothy 1:8; 3:12

When Christ was in the world, He was despised by men; in the hour of need He was forsaken by acquaintances and left by friends to the depths of scorn. He was willing to suffer and to be despised; do you dare to complain of anything? He had enemies and defamers; do you want everyone to be your friend, your benefactor? How can your patience be rewarded if no adversity tests it? How can you be a friend of Christ if you are not willing to suffer any hardship? Suffer with Christ and for Christ if you wish to reign with Him.


Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

New Resource Page: On The Assurance Of Salvation — The Heidelblog

One of the animating forces that drove the Reformation was problem and doctrine of assurance. In the medieval church (as in the Roman communion and in some Protestant quarters today) it was ordinarily impossible for a Christian to have confidence that he had been saved and was accepted by God. In medieval theology Christians were said to have been initially justified in baptism but that justification is lost upon the first actual sin. Thence the Christian life is the accumulation of personal, inherent righteousness by grace and cooperation with grace. Ordinarily a Christian hoped to die in a state of grace but then to enter into the intermediate state of purgation (Council of Florence, 1431–49 and Trent, session 6, 1547). There was no certainty, however, that a Christian would die in a state of grace. Like a dark cloud, the possibility of a mortal sin always hovered over the faithful. Anyone who died in mortal sin would be eternally condemned. Christians lived in a state of perpetual uncertainty. The practical goal of this agitation was to prompt Christians to greater sanctity. As a matter of history, however, this program was an utter failure. The late medieval church was a moral wreck, a fact recognized by the church herself. Nevertheless, the ordinary impossibility of assurance of salvation remains Roman dogma to this day. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says, “This cannot mean a personal certainty of one’s own salvation or of one’s own state of grace, since the fragility and sinfulness of the human person can always be an obstacle to God’s love.”

Tragically, there are ostensibly evangelical and even allegedly “Reformed” Protestants who have taken similar positions such that assurance becomes a second blessing available only to a very few or not at all. They condition assurance on a particular degree of personal sanctification or upon the performance of certain “spiritual disciplines,” or upon a so-called “final salvation through works.” In the latter case, ones initial justification is said to be by grace alone, through faith alone, on the basis of Christ’s righteousness imputed by “final salvation” is said to be “through good works.” In such a case one can never be certain in this life that one shall cooperate sufficiently with grace so as to produce good works of sufficient quality and and quantity to meet the test.

The doctrine of the magisterial Reformation churches and of the Reformed churches in particular has always been that there is but one stage of justification and that, at the judgment, the reprobate are condemned on the basis of their unbelief manifested in their disobedience but the elect are vindicated on the basis of Christ’s righteousness forthem, given to them by grace alone (sola gratia) and received through faith alone (sola fide). Our good works are said to be the fruit and evidence of our new life and true faith. In the Reformation theology, piety, and practice, assurance is said to be of the essence of true faith. It is grounded in righteousness and merit of Christ for us and in the divine promise to us. Our good works in this life service to encourage and confirm in us that God the Spirit, through the gospel, has granted us new life and true faith and that we really are being conformed graciously and gradually to Christ.

It is true that, in the ordinary experience of the Christian, one does undergo periods of uncertainty but the remedy for such periods of doubt is not to turn inward to examine ones sins but to look outward to Christ, to his gospel, and to his righteousness for us. Faith is powerful not because because of its inherent qualities but because it is the gift of the Spirit and because it unites us to Christ and he is for us and has promised to keep us to the end: “No one shall snatch them from my hand” (John 10:28).

Dear Christian, you are a believer because God loved you from all eternity, in Christ. The Father gave you to the Son, who, in turn, promised to come to be your righteousness, your Savior, and your Mediator. The Spirit gave you new life and true faith because God loved you, in Christ, from eternity and because Christ obeyed and died for you, was raised for you, ascended for you, and intercedes for you now. Christ is for you now and he has been for you from eternity. He has not changed his mind toward and he shall never do.

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Rom 8:28–39; ESV).

Rest in Christ, in his gospel, and in his promises. Live your life freely, in the covenant of grace, seeking to obey him, love God and your neighbor, in union with Christ, out of gratitude for his grace. Make use of those means, those instruments that Christ has instituted for your encouragement: public worship, especially the preaching of the gospel, the Lord’s Supper, and prayer. An isolated Christian is a discouraged Christian but a Christian enjoying the communion of the saints, hearing the gospel regularly, in regular communion with his Savior, resting on Christ and his gospel, is a robust Christian able to weather the storms that sometimes batter the soul.

Resources On The Assurance of Salvation»

New Resource Page: On The Assurance Of Salvation — The Heidelblog

Does It Matter Whether God Exists?


lost my ability to give a damn funny quotes
After talking to hundreds of college students for several years about spiritual beliefs, one thing that comes up from time to time, is whether the existence of God is even relevant. In other words, the discussion kind of goes like this: “I don’t see what difference God would make in my life!

The comment “I don’t see what difference God would make in my life!” displays a very pragmatic view of truth. I have discussed the problem with this elsewhere. But when a student says God’s existence isn’t really relevant, my first response is to try to get them back to the issue of truth. After all, if there is a God and He does exist and it turns out Jesus is His Son, that is an objective reality. It has zero to do with how I feel about it. And the truthfulness of it isn’t determined whether the person…

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14 Aug 2021 News Briefing


Unpredictable consequences from the Afghan crisis
The US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the rapid advance of the Taliban are not necessarily a simple cause and effect. The US had very few troops in Afghanistan, and they weren’t doing much fighting for years. The Taliban appear to have planned a massive offensive, unlike anything seen in the past, likely with foreign intelligence and other support, after having sent delegations to Russia, China, Iran, Qatar and Pakistan.

Mediators in bid to avert Hamas-Israel face-off
Egypt, Qatar, the United Nations are other international parties are making big efforts to prevent another military confrontation between Israel and the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip. Hamas sources said that the efforts were being made in wake of Israel’s insistence on linking the issue of the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip to a prisoner exchange.

As Lebanon crumbles, Hezbollah becomes even more emboldened
It’s been a week since rocket-warning sirens alerted Israelis to the dangers of the collapse of Lebanon: a salvo of 20 rockets fired by an emboldened Hezbollah toward northern Israel. Rocket-warning sirens were activated in northern Israeli communities along the Lebanese and Syrian borders, including Ein Kuniya, Neveh Ativ, and Snir, near the northern border with Lebanon and Syria.

Japan rain: More than a million residents told to seek shelter
More than one million people have been told to evacuate their homes amid heavy rainfall in parts of Japan. Highest-level rain warnings have been issued in a number of prefectures, including Fukuoka and Hiroshima. One woman is dead and her husband and daughter are missing after a landslide destroyed two homes in Nagasaki prefecture amid the bad weather.

Turkey floods: Death toll near Black Sea rises to 31
A huge search and rescue operation is under way in northern Turkey after flash floods along the Black Sea coast killed at least 31 people. Kastamonu province is the worst-hit area, accounting for 29 of the deaths. Two others died in Sinop on the coast. Floods, triggered by torrential rain, caused some buildings to collapse, smashed bridges, clogged streets with wrecked cars and cut power supplies.

Algerians decry lack of government support as wildfires rage
With bloodshot eyes and hoarse voices, young volunteers buzz around a line of shops along Krim Belkacem Boulevard in their fluorescent vests. Most of them have not slept in days. The commercial street in Tizi Ouzou, in the northeastern Kabylie region of Algeria, is the main drop-off point for the hundreds of trucks delivering humanitarian aid to wildfire victims from all four corners of the country…

Deadly floods hit Hubei, 774 reservoirs exceed flood warnings, China
At least 21 people have been killed and 4 others remain missing after heavy rains hit the central Chinese province of Hubei on August 11 and 12, 2021. In addition, at least 774 reservoirs in the province have exceeded flood warning levels, as of late August 12. At least 5 cities declared ‘red alerts’ over the past couple of days after heavy rains, in parts record-breaking, hit the province.

Italy battles hundreds of wildfires, death toll rises to 5
More than 500 wildfires are burning across Italy on Thursday, August 13, 2021, prompting large-scale firefighting operations. Three more fatalities were confirmed on August 12 — two in Calabria and one in Sicily, bringing the death toll since last week to 5. According to ANSA, blazes helped by heatwave (dubbed Lucifer) are ‘devouring many hectares of forest in various parts of Italy on Thursday…

Severe thunderstorms cause historic power outage across Michigan, U.S. – more than 900 000 homes without power
Two rounds of severe thunderstorms hit Michigan from Tuesday to Thursday, August 10 to 12, 2021. Strong winds and heavy rains brought by the storm decimated the power supply network, leaving more than 900 000 homes and businesses without power.

Medistorm Falchion forms in the Black Sea, bringing heavy rains and floods
A low pressure area that formed over the north-central Black Sea on August 11 has been classified as Medistorm Falchion on August 12, 2021, by the Mediterranean Cyclone Centre. Falchion was moving slowly to the NE on August 12 and was expected to strengthen and make landfall near Gelendzhik, Krasnodar Krai, Russia by the evening of August 13.

Concentration Camps For The UnVaccinated
Concentration Camps may be coming for the unvaccinated in order to “protect you” from the “virus.” The government has not only been looking for volunteers to round up the unvaccinated, but they are training them for the job.

UN Ignores Israeli Demand for Condemnation of Hezbollah Rocket Attacks
The Islamist terrorist group Hezbollah is running Lebanon on behalf of its patron, the Iranian regime. The Deputy Attorney General of the puppet Lebanese Government released four Hezbollah terrorists who were responsible for recently shooting rockets into Israel. On August 6th, Hezbollah had fired from within civilian areas a barrage of 19 rockets into northern Israel. This attack came only two days after the terrorist organization had fired 3 rockets at Israel.

CDC caught fabricating Florida covid numbers to push mass hysteria 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is lying once again about the alleged number of new Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “cases” in the state of Florida.

Dr. Richard Fleming warns that Fauci, NIH have already developed the NEXT bioweapon to be released with HIV-like capabilities that suppress human immunity
In a new Brighteon Conversation, Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, got the chance to sit down and talk with Dr. Richard Fleming about the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). And what Fleming had to say about this whole thing is truly eye-opening, including what may be coming next in the plandemic saga.

University of Pittsburgh’s aborted baby body parts racket including racial quotas for “minority” babies
The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt)has been exposed as a baby butcher mill, complete with racial quotas that require a certain number of “minority” babies to be executed for their lucrative vital organs and other body parts.

BREAKING: CDC creating secret national database of households with unvaccinated children… hear the recording… plan to medically KIDNAP all unvaxxed kids?
The corrupt CDC, which has outlined a plan to set up covid internment camps in every US city, is secretly building a database of US households that have unvaccinated children present. Disguised as a national immunization “survey,” the CDC is collaborating with NORC at the University of Chicago to place phone calls to households across America, asking whether any children aged six months to 17 years old are in the home, and querying about their vaccination status.

Children Born During COVID Pandemic Appear to Have Lower IQs, Stunted Neurodevelopment 
A study has found that children born during the COVID pandemic have “significantly reduced verbal, motor, and overall cognitive performance compared to children born pre-pandemic.”

How Many Have Died From COVID Vaccines? 
..In just four months, the COVID-19 vaccines have killed more people than all available vaccines combined from mid-1997 until the end of 2013 — a period of 15.5 years

California Gov. Newsom orders teacher vaccinations
California school employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to a weekly test proving they are not infected with the coronavirus under an order announced Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom that positions the state as among the most aggressive in the nation with mandates aimed at keeping campuses safe.

BOMBSHELL: CDC Director Rochelle Walensky’s husband took millions in “grant” money for pharmaceutical endeavors
Rochelle Walensky, Joe Biden’s pick for head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is a criminal. So is her husband, who we now know has been taking taxpayer money in the form of government “grants” for his pharmaceutical company.

The Globalists Have Rehearsed, for Years, Using Your Children As Bait to Lure You to Your Final Disposition
I have uncovered government documents that clearly demonstrate the government’s planned complicity to create concentration camps in order to send elderly and people with health issues to these concentration camps for final distribution. The CSS fully plans to distribute the uncontestable proof that the worst days of Nazi Germany are upon us. The planned assault upon Americans will begin with our children and the globalists have been rehearsing for almost a decade for the time period we have now entered.

Source: https://www.raptureready.com/2021/08/14/14-aug-2021/

Elementary school teacher left hospitalized after being attacked by parent over school’s mask mandatesPosted: 14 Aug 2021 06:13 AM PDT(ETH) – An elementary school teacher in California has been left hospitalized after being attacked by a Sutter Creek parent over the school’s mask mandates.According to a report from CBS Sacramento, District leaders say they’re disappointed this is how the school year started. “This has never happened in our community,” said Amador County Unified District Superintendent Dr. Torie Gibson. Violence erupted Wednesday at Sutter Creek Elementary School.“Emotions are really high right now,” Dr.Continue reading Elementary school teacher left hospitalized after being attacked by parent over school’s mask mandates at End Time Headlines.
Back-to-Back 7.0 earthquakes strike Alaska Peninsula and HaitiPosted: 14 Aug 2021 05:47 AM PDT(ETH) – Back to back 7.0 earthquakes have rattled both Alaska and Haiti on this Saturday morning.According to Reuters, A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Alaska Penninsula SE of Perryville but did not generate a tsunami warning and was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).According to the Sun, this tremor comes just weeks after a massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake sparked tsunami fears in Alaska and Hawaii on July 29th. Continue reading Back-to-Back 7.0 earthquakes strike Alaska Peninsula and Haiti at End Time Headlines.
A wearable proof of vaccination may be soon required for filming and TV productionsPosted: 13 Aug 2021 05:31 PM PDT(ETH) – Some cast and crew members on films and TV shows soon might be required to wear identification that “clearly and visibly” verifies their Covid vaccination status while working on set.According to DEADLINE, “Various things have been discussed, from wristbands to credential badges,” “I have not seen what this is to look like yet,” another union source said. “My understanding is this would be either a sticker affixed to your current ID or a separate identification card that would have to be on the same lanyard as your working ID.”Another union source noted that while this doesn’t appear to have gone into effect yet, it will be up to employers to on a production-by-production basis.Continue reading A wearable proof of vaccination may be soon required for filming and TV productions at End Time Headlines.
U.S. Homeland Security is warning that new COVID-19 restrictions could spark violent attacksPosted: 13 Aug 2021 05:09 PM PDT(ETH) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in a new terrorism warning bulletin, said violent extremists could view the reimposition of COVID-19-related restrictions following the spread of coronavirus variants as a rationale to conduct attacks.According to Reuters, The new DHS bulletin also warned of the risk of “targeted violence” around the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington and around religious holidays.Continue reading U.S. Homeland Security is warning that new COVID-19 restrictions could spark violent attacks at End Time Headlines.
Scotland just decided that 4-year-olds can now choose their own gender at school without the consent of their parentsPosted: 13 Aug 2021 04:45 PM PDT(ETH) – The Scottish government has just issued new guidelines to primary schools allowing four and five-year-olds to change genders and decide, without parental consent, what name they want to be called according to a new report by CBN News.The guidance tells teachers they are not to question children who say they want to transition to live as a boy or a girl. Instead, they should just ask for their new name and pronouns, the UK’s Daily Mail reports.Continue reading Scotland just decided that 4-year-olds can now choose their own gender at school without the consent of their parents at End Time Headlines.
July was officially the world’s hottest month ever recordedPosted: 13 Aug 2021 02:09 PM PDT(ETH) – July was the world’s hottest month ever recorded, US government scientists have confirmed, a further indication of the unfolding climate crisis that is now affecting almost every part of the planet.According to a report from The Guardian, The global land and ocean surface temperature last month was one degree Celsius, 0.9C (1.6F), hotter than the 20th-century average of 15.8C (60.4F), making it the hottest month since modern record-keeping began 142 years ago.Continue reading July was officially the world’s hottest month ever recorded at End Time Headlines.
Virginia school district passes controversial policy forcing teachers to use trans pronouns and allow students to choose preferred restroomsPosted: 13 Aug 2021 02:00 PM PDT(ETH) – A Virginia school district has passed a new policy that, among other things, allows trans-identified students to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity and requires teachers to refer to students by their preferred names and pronouns.According to a report from the Christian Post, The Loudoun County School Board voted 7-2 on Wednesday to approve Policy 8040: Rights of Transgender and Gender-Expansive Students despite considerable opposition to the proposal.Continue reading Virginia school district passes controversial policy forcing teachers to use trans pronouns and allow students to choose preferred restrooms at End Time Headlines.

Weekend Snapshot · Aug. 14, 2021

“From The Patriot Post (patriotpost.us)”

Inflation Nation

Higher prices are less “transitory” than “sticky,” and one party largely bears the blame.

Hypocritical Biden Turns to OPEC

He’s waging war on American energy while begging the Saudis to drill for more oil.

Trump’s Biggest Blunder — Anthony Fauci

The fatal error that cost Trump a second term — and cost our nation irreparable damage.

Biden Mandates Trump Vaccine for All Troops

All of a sudden, the Left has become remarkably fond of Donald Trump’s vaccines.

Masking the Truth

Biden, Fauci, and the CDC have created a colossal trust deficit.

Even Healthcare Falls to Politics

As a result of increased politicization, fewer Americans trust our healthcare system.

Washington Squeezes Middle America

Beltway policies are driving the household budget troubles millions of us face.

Biden Abandons Afghanistan to Taliban

The lightning-fast offensive by our enemies is an outrageous and disgraceful catastrophe.

Biden’s Cloward-Piven Immigration Agenda

The strategy seems to be overwhelming the system on the way to fundamental transformation.

2020 Census Reveals a Different Looking Nation

America became more racially diverse, but population growth slowed to second-lowest in U.S. history.

Finally: It’s Curtains for Cuomo

In two weeks, the disgrace of New York will become its disgraced former governor.

Murder Capital Cops in Crisis

Officer Ella French is the first female police officer to be killed in Chicago since 1988.

UN Climate Report Not as Alarming as Alarmists Claim

The IPCC’s latest report suggests the climate is estimated to warm 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2040.

Woke Olympians Are the Exception, Not the Rule

Here are a few athletes who deserve the attention the agitators stole from them.

Apple to Police User Photos

The Big Tech company announced a new update to its iPhones that will scan for child pornography and alert authorities.

We’re Mostly Socialists Now

A new poll shows that Democrats have grown alarmingly fond of a failed ideology.


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“Joe Biden likes to talk about this pandemic. Well, I’ll tell you what: The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris was a super-spreader event because their open border is endangering not just the people of Texas but people all across the country.” —Senator Ted Cruz

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Protesters pour into Paris as resistance to Macron’s ‘health pass’ spawns array of unauthorized street cafes (VIDEOS) | RT – Daily news

Protesters pour into Paris as resistance to Macron’s ‘health pass’ spawns array of unauthorized street cafes (VIDEOS)

Opposition to France’s compulsory vaccine regime and its so-called health pass has sparked another weekend of protests across the country. In Paris, residents are marching – but also eating and drinking – in defiance of the rules.

Thousands of demonstrators marched through the French capital on Saturday as riot police clad in helmets and body armor tagged along. The vast majority of protesters appear to have been peaceful, although several isolated incidents were observed in which police deployed pepper spray.

A Ruptly livestream showed protesters chanting slogans and singing songs as they snaked their way through Paris. Many were sporting the iconic garb worn by supporters of the anti-austerity Yellow Vest movement, which over the past several years has caused considerable trouble for President Emmanuel Macron. Others waved flags and carried custom-made signs and banners calling for a return to “liberty.”

The march marked the fifth straight week of demonstrations held in Paris and other French cities. According to one popular Twitter account that has documented the weeks of demonstrations, dozens of events took place across France and its territories.

France recently introduced a compulsory vaccination regime for healthcare workers and other groups, as well as a digital vaccination ID required from all citizens for entrance to museums, movie theaters, swimming pools and other centers. The pass is also required for indoor and outdoor dining, a policy that has been visibly contested by Parisians. In an act of growing defiance, unauthorized ‘pop-up’ street venues have attracted huge crowds – as well as attention from the police.

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Source: Protesters pour into Paris as resistance to Macron’s ‘health pass’ spawns array of unauthorized street cafes (VIDEOS)

Most Injuries and Deaths from Flu/Covid Jabs, Not the Viral Illness | Stephen Lendman

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Seasonal flu-renamed covid is safely and effectively treatable and curable with one of a number of non-jabbing protocols.

For children, adolescents and young adults, recovery is virtually certain — most often with no meds needed.

For virtually everyone under age-70, it’s 99.5% — 95% for people over age-70.

What should be headline news throughout the West and many other countries is suppressed.

Even if hazardous to health jabs were safe and effective — what they’re not designed to be — they’re not remotely needed by anyone to treat flu/covid.

Their use should be banned, not promoted — for flagrantly breaching medical ethics and the rule of law.

Longtime physician Vladimir Zelenko —  pioneer user of safe, effective, low-cost hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), azithromycin and zinc sulfate for treating flu/covid — called heavily promoted jabs “poison death shots.”

US/Western societies are carpet-bombed daily with an endless stream of fear-mongering Big Lies and mass deception.

Establishment media are the main culprits — along with fraudster US/Western public health officials and Pharma profiteers.

Orwell’s 1984 arrived unannounced, his warnings ignored, saying:

“Almost certainly we are moving into an age of totalitarian dictatorships – an age in which freedom of thought will be at first a deadly sin and later on a meaningless abstraction.” 

“The autonomous individual is going to be stamped out of existence.” 

“The moral to be drawn from this dangerous nightmare situation is a simple one.” 

“Don’t let it happen. It depends on you.” 

In his Gulag Archipelago, Alexander Solzhenitsyn wrote:

“The permanent lie becomes the only safe form of existence.”

“Every wag of the tongue can be overheard by someone, every facial expression observed by someone.” 

“Therefore every word, if it does not have to be a direct lie, is nonetheless obliged not to contradict the general, common lie.” 

“There exists a collection of ready-made phrases, of labels, a selection of ready-made lies.” 

“Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

Orwell explained that “lie(s) bec(ome) truth” — by the power of endless repetition by ruling regimes and their media press agents.

Explaining state-sponsored dystopia, he said they’ll be “no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life.” 

“All competing pleasures will be destroyed.” 

“But always…there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler.” 

“Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an (invented) enemy who is helpless.”

His 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World are no longer fiction.

The worst of what they described is unfolding in plain sight.

Virologist Vanden Bossche warned about “the catastrophic impact” of flu/covid mass-jabbing.

It “increas(es) infectiousness and resistance to spike protein-directed antibodies…diminishing protection…and threatening the” unjabbed.

Mass-jabbing “is not only unable to generate herd immunity, but even leads to substantial erosion of the population’s immune protective capacity…(causing) an additional toll…on health and…lives.”

He called for “an immediate halt to” health destroying mass-jabbing.

Instead it’s increasing in the US, West and Israel, other nations likely to follow

The way to defeat the mother of all scams is by ignoring fraudster Fauci, Walensky, and likeminded anti-public health angels of death.

It’s by tuning out propaganda TV and similarly corrupted print misinformation and disinformation.

It’s by following reliable sources alternative media feature — ones unconnected to US/Western regimes and Pharma.

It’s by shunning hazardous to health jabs designed with depopulation in mind. 

Protecting and preserving health depends on the above.

Going along with what US/Western regimes, their media mouthpieces and Pharma urge assures destruction of health, not the other way around.

A Final Comment

On Friday, Pharma-connected Walensky signed a CDC endorsement for a third toxic flu/covid jab.

It followed the Pharma-controlled FDA going the same way.

The emergency authorization use add-on — when no emergency exists, an invented one alone — is all about hastening the demise of millions of America’s most vulnerable.

It’s also all about letting Pharma profiteers cash in bigger than already.

Producers of DNA altering mRNA drugs Pfizer and Moderna are poised to make billions more dollars annually.

Triple-jabbing for America’s so-called immunocompromised is prelude for annual or semi-annual jabs for virtually everyone — the more gotten, the greater the harm to health, the sooner it’s destroyed.

Pre-2020, annual flu shots had a market potential of $6 billion.

According to the Epoch Times, Pfizer and Moderna are already assured “over $60 billion in sales of their” health destroying mRNA drugs, citing a Reuters estimate.

It’s just the beginning if mass resistance doesn’t challenge and halt the scam.

If continues for years ahead, potentially hundreds of billions of dollars will be up for grabs by flu/covid jab producers — at the expense of destroying health while pretending to protect it.

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Source: Most Injuries and Deaths from Flu/Covid Jabs, Not the Viral Illness

‘An American Apocalypse’ — ‘Elite Woke Nonsense’ Gives Way to Rage: Victor Davis Hanson | Red State

Are you woke? Consider the following assertion.

Americans are growing angrier by the day in a way different from prior sagebrush revolts such as the 1960s Silent Majority or Tea Party furor of over a decade ago.

The rage at the current status quo this time is not just fueled by conservatives.

For the first time in their lives, all Americans of all classes and races are starting to fear a self-created apocalypse that threatens their families’ safety and the American way of life.

Agree? Me, too. So does Victor Davis Hanson, who wrote it.

In an op-ed titled “An American apocalypse – why people of all classes, races are filled with fear,” the conservative commentator, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and frequent Fox News contributor writes “what started out as elite woke nonsense now warps everyone’s daily life.”

Hanson begins with the obvious: The Biden Border Crisis™. (Emphasis, mine.)

The border is not just porous as in the pre-Trump past. It is nonexistent. Some 2 million people may cross illegally in the current fiscal year—with complete impunity. There is zero effort to stop them.

Officials daily hector Americans to get vaccinated and tested for COVID. But they are mute about illegal entrants, some of them infected with the virus.

Have we ever had a president who made no pretense about destroying federal immigration law and asking of Americans what he does not of illegal aliens? 

The answer to the question is NO. Not even close. But, you already knew that.

Next up, VDH tackled Biden’s insane hold on housing evictions — insane because Biden himself has conceded that his edict deliberately defied a Supreme Court ruling. “He added that he probably did not have the legal authority to ignore the court,” notes VDH, “but did not really care.”

Biden’s insane edict was also a quintessential example of nonsensical left-wing groupthink.

This is a real-life example of the Left’s disdain for the evils of capitalism and love for the utopia of socialism. They fail to understand (in reality, they don’t give a damn), that preventing the eviction of tenants who can’t — orefuse to — make their rent payments does not exempt property owners from paying their obligations —including on rental properties. So, what are they supposed to do? “Tough it out,” of course. Yes, insane.

And the U.S. Constitution?

“As is the case with demolishing immigration law,” VDH writes, Biden “seems either unaware or proud that he is insidiously dismantling the Constitution.” Far be it from me to differ with Victor Davis Hanson, if only a bit, but it’s neither. He doesn’t give a damn — one way or the other. Neither does the entire Democrat Party.

The Democrats have a singular goal: after four years of Donald Trump, they vowed to ram as much far-left legislation, as many executive orders, and many examples of “the Constitution and the law be damned, we’re going to do whatever the hell we want to,” down the throat of America for four years as they can get away with. The reason being, they’re terrified of losing power in 2024.

They’ll worry about that when the time comes.

Free-market capitalism

“America has also never quite seen such overt and multifaceted efforts to undermine the foundations of free-market capitalism,” VDH observes.

At a time of resurging GDP, low unemployment, and record worker shortages, Biden has announced that renters can continue to avoid paying what they owe their landlords—even after a prior year of such free housing.

In a rebounding economy amid record debt, the government is still sending workers unemployment benefits that are more remunerative than the paychecks they would earn if employed.

Such insanity means not only that labor-short employers cannot provide goods and services to American consumers.

The new ethos also institutionalizes the pernicious idea that it is smarter to stay home and idle than to get a job and be productive.

And inflation?

Inflation is roaring back as the administration is printing trillions of new dollars that do not reflect commensurate gains in productivity or population.

Soaring prices are a direct result of incentivizing the unemployed not to work, while discouraging manufacturers and producers of food, gas, oil, timber, mineral, and metals.

It makes so much sense, doesn’t it? Then again, Victor Davis Hanson is Victor Davis Hanson.

But Joe Biden is only Joe Biden — the organ grinder monkey of the radical wing of the Democrat Party who dances the dance he’s told to dance.

And of course, rampant crime

“The crime wave likewise is not accidental,” asserts VDH.

It is the logical result of deliberate nihilistic policies of releasing thousands of criminals from jails and prisons, defunding and defaming the police, and empowering woke mayors and prosecutors to contextualize crime as the fault of society, not of the criminal. In response, millions of Americans now simply avoid the mayhem and chaos of blue-state big cities.

And race relations? They have regressed over the last 50 years, observes VDB.

That’s an understatement. In a Friday article titled MLK’s Niece Shames ‘Woke White Folks’ Who Push CRT in Powerful Op-Ed, I asked an obvious question:

What would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. think of today’s America? I then suggested, you know exactly what he’d think, as does his niece, Dr. Alveda King, whose recent op-ed I covered in the article.

“Under the fad of critical race theory, notes VDH, “the color of our skins is now deemed essential to who we are,” which has led to nothing but division, distrust, and anger among people of all colors. Why?

Most Americans still integrate, assimilate, and intermarry. But the current woke revolution is an elite, top-down effort to smear a self-critical and always improving nation, as some sort of contemporary racist hellhole.

And finally, the loss of faith in American institutions that everyday Americans hadn’t had a reason to question, not all that long ago.

Scared Americans have lost faith in the FBI, the CIA, the Pentagon, the CDC, and most of the federal bureaucracies that are as politicized as they are increasingly incompetent.

What started out as elite woke nonsense now warps everyone’s daily lifeIf we don’t wake up from wokeness, we will continue on our sure trajectory to self-inflicted, systemic paralysis — followed by civilizational collapse.

So what’s the endgame, as Victor Davis Hanson sees it?

“George Orwell would say of these cultural Marxists that they grab power in the present to reinvent the past in order to control our futures.”

Scary, indeed. Because it’s true. Therein lies the fear — and rage.

Oh — I almost forgot. In addition to fear, we also have some of the Democrats sharing their “pretend fear”:

Source: ‘An American Apocalypse’ — ‘Elite Woke Nonsense’ Gives Way to Rage: Victor Davis Hanson

Live from Pakistani-Afghan border as Taliban advances in the country

Live from Chaman border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan, as the Taliban continues to advance in the country following the withdrawal of US troops last month. Follow us on Telegram https://t.me/rtintl From: RT

Source: Live from Pakistani-Afghan border as Taliban advances in the country

Kayleigh McEnany: Biden’s fault for Taliban preparing to march on Kabul

Former White House press secretary and ‘Outnumbered’ co-host Kayleigh McEnany joins ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ to discuss the Taliban gaining more ground in Afghanistan as they close in on Kabul. #FoxNews

Source: Kayleigh McEnany: Biden’s fault for Taliban preparing to march on Kabul

“The System Is Broken” | Chad Wolf Blasts the Biden Border Crisis

Heritage Visiting Fellow Chad Wolf joined Newsmax TV, Friday, August 13, to talk about the Biden border crisis, the record-breaking number of apprehensions by CBP at the border in July, and why the Biden administration has broken the system.

Source: “The System Is Broken” | Chad Wolf Blasts the Biden Border Crisis