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A shot rushed by the FDA for a virus not deadly to children isn’t worth it? Color me shocked!
Thursday Robert W. Malone, a scientist well known for inventing mRNA vaccines and RNA as a drug shared a peer-reviewed scientific study that concluded that a COVID-19 inoculation in children is more dangerous for them than the virus itself.
The report begins by discussing various stats in the pandemic, including how many people in the United States reportedly died from the disease, how many have been inoculated, and how many people have been concluded dead by the CDC’s VARES (Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System) following the shot.
It was also pointed out that VARES is very flawed, with many estimates indicating that they only report only 1% of actual vaccine/inoculation deaths.
“In the USA, nearly 600,000 deaths have been officially attributed to COVID-19. Almost 5,000 deaths following inoculation have been reported to VAERS by late May 2021; specifically, “Over 285 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the United States from December 14, 2020, through May 24, 2021. During this time, VAERS received 4,863 reports of death (0.0017 %) among people who received a COVID-19 vaccine.”  (the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) is a passive surveillance system managed jointly by the CDC and FDA . Historically, VAERS has been shown to report about 1% of actual vaccine/inoculation adverse events . See Appendix 1 for a first-principles confirmation of that result). By mid-June, deaths following COVID-19 inoculations had reached the ̃6000 levels.”
Scientists conducting the study rejected the use of the word ‘vaccine’ when discussing COVID-19 shots, claiming that the substance is not effective enough to meet the criteria. They define a vaccine as “any substance designed to be administered to a human being for the prevention of one or more diseases.”
According to the authors, this is not the case with the COVID-19 inoculation.
“In the remainder of this article, we use the term ‘inoculated’ rather than vaccinated,” the study writes.
“The injected material in the present COVID-19 inoculations prevents neither viral infection nor transmission. Since its main function in practice appears to be symptom suppression, it is operationally a ‘treatment.’”
Results from the peer-reviewed work were stunning, boldly claiming that”the results show conservatively that there are five times the number of deaths truly attributable to each inoculation vs those truly attributable to COVID-19 in the 65+demographic.”
It is then concluded that given the predictions levied for those 65+, the best case scenario on kids receiving the shot appears to be “very poor”, saying that “the chances of death from COVID-19 [for children] are negligible, but the chances of serious damage over their lifetime from the toxic inoculations are not negligible.”
The authors of the study also pointed out that the deaths from the inoculations shown in VAERS are short-term, and that potential intermediate and long-term deaths as a result of the COVID-19 shots have yet to be identified simply because there has not been enough time to observe such complications.
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Alex Newman is an award-winning international freelance journalist, author, researcher, educator and consultant. He is senior editor for The New American and contributes to other publications as well. Alex has authored or co-authored several books such as Crimes of the Educatorsand Deep State: The Invisible Government Behind the Scenes. He is founder of Liberty Sentinel.
According to Alex, the term “New World Order” has a long history. In the current context, the first time it was brought to the attention of the American people was by George H.W. Bush in the early 1990’s in a speech on national television. He gave a vision where the rule of law would govern the conduct of nations. He also pointed to the U.N.’s peace-keeping role, all to implement the vision of the U.N.’s founders.
Alex noted that those involved believe they will be successful in this endeavor because right now they are preparing the overwhelming majority of our children to accept this. He indicated that the U.N. is open about how they will prepare humanity to live under this new world order through the public school system as put forth in Agenda 21 which was signed in 1992.
In addition to an audio clip of President H.W. Bush, you’ll also hear from President Clinton, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and current President Joe Biden as they too reference a new world order.
That brings us to today as the broadcast switched its focus to Australia. Citizens there are under COVID restrictions that are so severe, Jim described them as “draconian,” while Alex described the situation as a “ totalitarian, biomedical police state.”
Find out more, and hear what listeners had to say, on this edition of Crosstalk.
Did you ever buy something that you thought was pretty special – and better yet, that you got for a bargain? You may have been so proud of your purchase until someone with a bit more nous than you regarding the particular item comes along and gives you the bad news: ‘You have been scammed. It is a fake.’
That can be devastating, especially if you dished out plenty of cash for the object. It happens quite often. The truth is, anything that is of value, anything that is important, anything that is popular, will be counterfeited and will be faked. That has always been the case. Do we have fancy and expensive Rolex watches? Yes we do, which is why we have so many counterfeit Rolex watches out there.
Do we have famous paintings by Rembrandt? Yes we do, so that means we have various counterfeit paintings, pretending to be done by the great Dutch master. Do we have cash being counterfeited? Do we have jewels being counterfeited? Do we have Nike Air Jordan shoes being faked and counterfeited? Do we have Louis Vuitton apparel and accessories being faked? Yes to all.
If all this is true in the everyday realm, how much more so in the spiritual realm? Anything that is true, that is good, and that is important will be counterfeited. We have the One True God, and we have Satan who hates him and his people. Satan is known as the great deceiver. He wants us all deceived, tricked and hoodwinked concerning the truth of God. So of course we will find spiritual counterfeits, heresies, and cults – all trying to lead people astray from the truth of God.
I have written about such matters before. As to how cults operate, and how they distort basic biblical doctrines, see this piece: billmuehlenberg.com/2016/01/06/dealing-with-cults/
And I have often written on essential Christian doctrine and teaching. As to the basics of Christian orthodoxy, one simply can start by consulting the early church creeds, such as the Apostle’s Creed or the Nicene Creed. Here are three of them for example: http://www.gci.org/articles/three-historic-christian-creeds/
The lure of heresy and the cults is always with us. That is why it is essential that all Christians have a sound grasp of basic biblical teaching, of the major Christian doctrines, and a grasp of sound theology. Those who know little or nothing of such matters are prime candidates of the cults and of falling into theological error – even damnable heresy.
When it comes to recognising theological error and cultic teaching, the analogy of the banker is often rightly appealed to. The properly trained banker does not need to know all about the numerous fake bank notes out there. He does not need to be an authority of the host of counterfeits that are circulating.
Instead, he needs to only know one thing, and know it well. He needs to know what the real thing is – what it is like. He is so familiar with genuine currency that when a counterfeit bill comes his way he can spot it in an instant. The same is true in the theological realm.
If we have a good, solid grasp of basic Christian doctrine, and know a bit about the history of theology, we can readily spot heresy or error or cultic beliefs a mile away. It becomes much easier to see theological error the more we know the real thing.
That is why the study of Christian doctrine is so vital. In order to not so easily be snared by the cults and false doctrine we really must know what we believe. Otherwise we will simply be tossed about by every wind of doctrine as the Apostle Paul warns about (Ephesians 4:14).
There are of course countless good books on sound doctrine and orthodox Christian teaching, as well as many hundreds of books on the various cults and heresies that are out there. But let me finish by citing just one book that deals with these issues.
Some years ago Trevin Wax released Counterfeit Gospels(Moody, 2011). In it he reminds us of the spiritual war we are all in. This is inevitable since God is a God of truth, while Satan is all about lies, falsehoods and deception. No wonder there are so many counterfeits out there.
Says Wax: “All Christians everywhere must realize that we are at war. Our battle is not ‘against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers . . . of this [present] age,’ Ephesians 6;12 (NKJV). Awareness of the battle can help alert us to counterfeit gospels that the Enemy wishes to spread into our churches, counterfeits that will destabilize us, confuse us, and cause us to lose confidence in the biblical gospel.”
The bulk of the book examines a number of contemporary counterfeit gospels that are snaring believers and unbelievers alike. Let me briefly mention two of them. The therapeutic gospel “confuses our spiritual symptoms (a troubled marriage, anxiety, anger, addictions) with our spiritual disease (sin). Because the diagnosis is superficial, the treatment is also superficial.”
He likens it to the Happy Meal at McDonald’s where there is the “promise not only of the toy, but of happiness.” He continues, “Sometimes we package the gospel in a way that makes God out to be a kind of Ronald McDonald who wants to give kids a Happy meal. We make ‘pursuing happiness’ the central goal of life.”
All the slick promises of ‘having your best life now’ certainly appeal to the flesh, but they are hardly biblical: “Of course, there is truth in saying that life gets better when one trusts in Jesus. But what is ‘better’? Without defining what ‘better’ looks like, we leave the door open for Jesus to become just an accessory, an addition to an old way of life. The church begins to sound like an infomercial. Name your problem, and Jesus is the answer.”
Another counterfeit gospel that Wax looks at is the judgmentless gospel. Wax reminds us that the Apostle’s Creed speaks of Christ coming again to judge the living and the dead. He goes on to say this:
The temptation in our day and age is to let the last part of the Apostle’s Creed slip by unnoticed. Many evangelicals talk a lot about justice and very little about judgment. Justice here and now is a popular subject. Judgment there and then? Not so much.
But justice and judgment are two sides to the same coin. You cannot have perfect justice without judgment. God cannot make things right without declaring certain things wrong. It’s the judgment of God that leads to a perfectly just world. Try to take one without the other and you lose the good news.
The judgmentless gospel distorts a major part of the gospel story – the end. And if you’ve ever heard a good story, you know that once you change the ending, you alter everything….
Neglecting or denying the idea of God as Judge changes the story. Without judgment, sin becomes less serious. The implications of human rebellion are downplayed. No longer is human sin considered cosmic treason against our Creator, and the offer of forgiveness loses its power. If there is no eternal judgment, just what do we need to be saved from?
So the judgmentless gospel alters the gospel story, diminishes the need for the gospel announcement, and eventually changes the make-up of the gospel community as well. When we fail to see God in His role as Judge, we lose our distinctiveness…
No one likes being conned. No one likes being scammed. If you head out to buy a nice work of art, only to later discover that you have been had, and you bought a fake, that can be quite demoralising. How much more so when it comes to the issue of truth, including spiritual truth.
Deception is rife in this world, and there are all sorts of fake spiritualities out there. Make sure you have the real deal. Do not settle for dodgy alternatives or cheap imitations that will send leanness to your soul, or worse yet, send you to an eternity without the One True God.
IN FEBRUARY 2021 THE BIDEN ADMINISTRAITON RENEWED THE FAITH BASED PARTNERSHIPS FUNNELING FEDERAL DOLLARS TO CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES AND DENOMINATIONS. BY MAY 2021 LEADING EVANGELICALS WERE WORKING WITH FBP DIRECTOR AND THE GLOBALIST COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS ON “RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES ROLE IN” COVID MANAGMENT
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Revelations of continued collaboration by key evangelical leaders like Ed Stetzer with the Council on Foreign Relations has been unsettling confirmation on what some have been warning about for decades. The once biblically conservative evangelical church cannot blindly follow their leaders unless they wish to be delivered into the hands of anti-Christ global forces, groomed into “useful idiots” and trafficked as the volunteer workforce of the future.
Holiness Comes Before Happiness
Psalm 34:12–16; 1 Peter 3:10–12
Those that look to be happy must first look to be holy.
Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
When Passions Are Masters, They Poison the Soul
Proverbs 5:3–4; Titus 3:3; James 4:2
When the passions become masters, they are vices; and they give their nutriment to the soul, and the soul nourishes itself upon it, and is poisoned.
Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it. (Revelation 3:8)
Saints who remain faithful to the truth of God have an open door before them. My soul, thou hast resolved to live and die by that which the Lord has revealed in His Word, and therefore before thee stands this open door.
I will enter in by the open door of communion with God. Who shall say me nay? Jesus has removed my sin and given me His righteousness; therefore I may freely enter. Lord, I do so by Thy grace.
I have also before me an open door into the mysteries of the Word. I may enter into the deep things of God. Election, union to Christ, the Second advent-all these are before me, and I may enjoy them. No promise and no doctrine are now locked up against me.
An open door of access is before me in private and an open door of usefulness in public. God will hear me; God will use me. A door is opened for my onward march to the church above, and for my daily fellowship with saints below. Some may try to shut me up or shut me out, but all in vain.
Soon shall I see an open door into heaven: the pearl gate will be my way of entrance, and then I shall go in unto my Lord and King and be with God eternally shut in.
3:5 There is no sufficiency for true Christian ministry except from God. This verse answers the question at the end of 2:16.
3:5 sufficient. Paul answers the question of 2:16 (“Who is sufficient for these things?”). Earlier he had disavowed any dependence on merely human ability (1 Cor. 2:1–5). Unfortunately, Paul’s opponents valued worldly ability more than the sufficiency that comes from God alone.
our sufficiency is from God. A major theme of 2 Corinthians. All ability and power in ministry comes from God, not from ourselves.
3:5 our adequacy is from God Paul answers a question he asked in 2:16. He points to God as the source of his qualifications; his confidence (v. 4) does not come from his own abilities, but from the power of God (1 Cor 2:1–5).
3:5 Paul’s sufficiency is from God, not from himself, just as it was for Moses (see note on 2:16b–17; also Ex. 3:1–4:17; see chart). Paul’s sufficiency as an apostle recalls the pattern exhibited in the call of the OT prophets: the prophet is not sufficient in himself but is made sufficient by God’s grace (see Judg. 6:11–24; Isa. 6:1–8; Jer. 1:4–10; Ezek. 1:1–3:11).
3:5 adequate. See note on 2:16. to consider anything. Paul disdained his own ability to reason, judge, or assess truth. Left to his own abilities, he was useless. He was dependent on divine revelation and the Holy Spirit’s power. our adequacy is from God. Only God can make a person adequate to do His work, and Paul realized that truth (see note on 2:16; cf. 9:8, 10; 2Th 2:13).
3:5 — Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God .…
No one is so talented or capable that he or she can succeed in life or ministry without depending on God every step of the way. Jesus said, “without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).
3:5. God alone gives Paul and his companions confidence in ministry. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves means that the apostle and the ones he worked with do not think their accomplishments resulted from their skill or wisdom. They do not think of anything as being from themselves. Rather their sufficiency (competency) is from God. These words of rebuke are aimed at his opponents who were known for their self-reliance and ostentatious displays. They viewed their accomplishments in ministry as a result of their own skills and insights. But Paul reveals that success in ministry comes from God alone. This is one of the main points of the letter (4:7–15; 5:18; 6:4; 12:7–10).
3:5 Here, again, Paul disclaims any adequacy in or of himself that would enable him to reckon himself to be an apostle of Jesus Christ. The power for his ministry did not come from within, but from above. The apostle was not anxious to take credit for himself. He realized that if God had not made him sufficient for the ministry, then nothing would have been accomplished.
3:5. To make his viewpoint clear, he qualified his confidence. He was not … competent in himself, and could not claim anything for himself. His competence was from God. Paul’s apostolic task was too great for him to perform on his own. Yet, Paul was confident in his leadership because God confirmed his efforts.
3:5 “Not that we are adequate in ourselves” The Greek term hikanos is common in the NT and is used in two senses: (1) as a large number of something (cf. 11:30) and (2) fit, appropriate (cf. 2:6), competent, qualified, able, or adequate.
The second sense is used here. Paul expresses his sense of unworthiness using this term in 1 Cor. 15:9. He also asserts that gospel ministers are not worthy in themselves in 2 Cor. 2:16 and 3:5.
Yet, even as we are inadequate in ourselves, God has called us and empowered us as His representatives (cf. 2 Cor. 3:6; 2 Tim. 2:2). We are qualified in Him (cf. Col. 1:12).
© “to consider” This is the term logizomai, which is used thirty-four times by Paul, but fewer than seven times in the rest of the NT (cf. 3:5; 5:19; 10:2, 7; 11:5; 12:6). It reflects Paul’s logical presentation of truths and followed by encouragement to think through the issues clearly.
The term is a major theological word because of:
1. its use in the Septuagint for personalized truth (cf. the New International Dictionary of NT Theology, vol. 3, p. 823)
2. its use in Gen. 15:6, which Paul uses to justify OT righteousness based on a free gift of God through faith (cf. Rom. 4:3)
3. it may have been a technical term used by Sophists in their rhetorical presentations
Modern believers should also carefully consider what they believe about the faith and why. Our mental and verbal abilities are part of the image of God in mankind. We must worship God with our minds (cf. LXX Deut. 6:5; Matt. 22:37). We need to be able to give an account of the hope that is in us (cf. 1 Pet. 3:15). We must think through our faith beliefs for our own stability and for evangelism.
5. Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us. Paul’s confidence in the matter of ministerial competence is not self-confidence, rather he insists our competence is from God. This does not reflect an exaggerated humility on the part of the apostle, but rather a sober recognition of the facts of the matter. Spiritual work can be accomplished only by the power of God released through the preaching of the gospel (cf. Rom. 15:17–19; 1 Cor. 1:18–2:5).
5. Not that we are competent. When he thus disclaims all merit, it is not as if he abased himself in merely pretended modesty, but instead of this, he speaks what he truly thinks. Now we see, that he leaves man nothing. For the smallest part, in a manner, of a good work is thought. In other words, it has neither the first part of the praise, nor the second; and yet he does not allow us even this. As it is less to think than to will, how foolish a part do those act, who arrogate to themselves a right will, when Paul does not leave them so much as the power of thinking aught! Papists have been misled by the term sufficiency, that is made use of by the Old Interpreter. For they think to get off by acknowledging that man is not qualified to form good purposes, while in the mean time they ascribe to him a right apprehension of the mind, which, with some assistance from God, may effect something of itself. Paul, on the other hand, declares that man is in want, not merely of sufficiency of himself, (αὐτάρκειαν,) but also of competency (ἱκανότητα,) a which would be equivalent to idoneitas (fitness), if such a term were in use among the Latins. He could not, therefore, more effectually strip man bare of every thing good.
5 Paul immediately qualifies his assertion of “confidence” from the previous verse. He must immediately allay any concern that he is, after all, “self-commended” (see on v. 1). This he does by a verse structured in two parts and hinging on a simple “not … but.” He declares that from himself he is not sufficient to reckon anything as of himself; he rejects even the capacity to discern that anything could emanate from him. But, he affirms, our sufficiency is from God.
Since he does not regard himself as self-sufficient, he cannot be self-commended. “Confidence”—which he has (v. 4)—is different from “sufficiency,” which “of [himself]” he does not possess enough even to “reckon”14 whether he has it! No. Such “sufficiency” as he has for apostolic ministry is “from God.” It is “toward God” that he has his “confidence,” but it is only “from God”16 that he has his “sufficiency.”
This verse qualifies its predecessor. It also serves to give the answer to the question asked in 2:16, “Who is sufficient for these things?”—by which he means that awesome ministry by which the hearers of the word of God are either confirmed in eternal “death” or “saved” from it (2:15). His delayed reply to that question is: “Our sufficiency is from God.”
Of course it could not be otherwise. Everything is “from God” (5:18)—the “new creation” (5:17), reconciliation to God through Christ (5:18), and the ministry and the message of that reconciliation (2:17; 5:18–19). All this is “from God,” and none of it is “from [Paul]” (v. 5; cf. 12:11) or any other human source (cf. Gal 1:11–12, 15–16).
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Your shepherds are asleep, O king of Assyria; your nobles slumber. – Nahum 3:18
Scripture reading: Ezekiel 34:1-16
Nahum’s prophecy is eloquently layered for New Testament Christian readers. The first layer is the warning that the people of Assyria ought to be the primary concern of the King and nobles. Ezekiel prophesied the duties of the king and nobles. Most important is that such shepherd leaders keep in view their accountability to the LORD of Heaven and Earth, to Whom all men must give an account for their actions.
The second layer of this prophecy reminds the people of the LORD of the high calling they have to honor the LORD their God. In calling out the wickedness of the Assyrians, the people of Judah are not to gloat over an enemy’s fall into ruin; instead, they are to examine their own conduct. By the time of Ezekiel, the Assyrians had already been defeated. What a stark warning this should have been for the leadership in the household of faith to stay true to the LORD as shepherd-leaders.
As New Testament Christians we read these words and are reminded that Jesus is our Good Shepherd (John 10). He has sought out the people of the LORD and He has bound up the wounded. He has fed and refreshed the lost sheep. We read these words and are reminded, wherever the Spirit of the LORD has placed us, we serve as under-shepherds of Jesus Christ. We raise our families to know and obey Him. If we are single, in whatever capacity God has given us charge of, we make His Name known in acts of service.
Suggestions for prayer
Pray to be faithful in your role as an under-shepherd in the kingdom of Jesus, the Good Shepherd and for the leadership of your city, your region and nation, to live in view of their calling before God.
Rev. Richard T. Vander Vaart serves as a visiting prison chaplain in Moncton, New Brunswick for Redemption Prison Ministry. A few years ago he and his wife Carolyn became members of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. They both enjoy hosting friends for dinner and games nights. This daily devotional is also available in a print edition you can buy at Nearer to God Devotional.
What burdens are you carrying? Many of us have accepted God’s offer of salvation, but we won’t part with our burdens.
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28 (NLT).
A man was walking down a dusty road on a hot, humid day. He was loaded down with a heavy backpack and carried a duffel bag in each hand. A pick-up truck came along. The driver stopped and called to the man, “Hop on. I’ll give you a ride.” The man got into the back of the truck.
Several miles down the road, the driver looked into his rear-view mirror and saw, to his surprise, that his passenger was still standing up holding onto both duffel bags. The heavy backpack was still strapped to his back. The man had accepted the ride but, for whatever reason, he hadn’t put down his burdens.
Aren’t we like that too? We’ve accepted God’s offer of salvation, but we won’t part with our burdens. We’re standing in the truck of faith letting God take us a distance but we won’t surrender our burdens. Perhaps the fault is with wrong teaching: We’ve been told that grownups must be tough. Or, it’s a matter of pride: I ought to be able to handle this on my own.
What burdens are you carrying? Jesus invites you,
“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give you is light” (Matthew 11:28-30 NLT).
Why does it become easy? Because Jesus gets under the burden with us and He carries the heaviest end.
Father, take this heavy burden from me. I don’t want to become bitter or full of self-pity. I trust You to work this out. If there’s something I need to do, show me. I want to be quick to listen and ready to obey. I want to bring joy to your heart.
by Helen Lescheid
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Cannot Know Ourselves without Knowing God
Jeremiah 17:9; Galatians 4:9
We shall never be able to know ourselves, except we endeavour to know God. By considering His greatness, we discover our own baseness; by contemplating His purity, we discover our own filthiness, and beholding His humility, we shall discover how far we are from being truly humble.
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Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Loving God Is Greater Than Knowing God
Deuteronomy 6:5; Matthew 22:37; Mark 12:30; Luke 10:27
To love God is something greater than to know Him.
Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Why do we have to believe in Jesus to gain access to God? Don’t all religions basically teach the same thing? Don’t all religions lead to God? J. Warner Wallace answers these questions in a Q and A with Craig Etheredge at First Colleyville Church in Colleyville, Texas.
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Biden endorses bill that allows abortions “without limitations or requirements”
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced on Monday that the Biden administration had endorsed the Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R. 3755). An OMB statement noted that the endorsement comes in response to the recent legislation in Texas, which the OMB claimed: “blatantly violates existing Supreme Court precedent established under Roe v. Wade.” In its statement, the OMB claimed that abortion was a “constitutional right.”
Liberal Soros-Backed Group Submitted Letter To Government That Advocated Shooting Republicans
This story indicates that some people on the left are genuinely evil. A left wing group recently sent a letter to the FCC which advocated the murder of Republicans.
Treasures associated with the legend of El Dorado found in Colombia
Archaeologists, while excavating the ruins of the ancient city of Muisca in Colombia, discovered several clay vessels, about 600 years old, which were filled with emeralds and iconic figurines. Live Science tells about the find. It was performed in the city of Muisca, located near Bogota, the modern capital of Colombia. This city was once the capital of the state of the same name. The Muisca civilization became famous for the fact that it was she, as the conquistadors believed, that the legendary mythical Eldorado, a city built of gold, belonged.
Russia Raids Kill 11 Pro-Turkish Fighters in Syria
At least 11 fighters from a pro-Turkish rebel group were killed Sunday in Russian air raids in northern Syria, a war monitor said Sunday. The strikes hit a school used as a “military base” by the Al-Hamza Division outside the north Syria town of Afrin which has been under the control of Turkey and its Syrian rebel proxies since 2018
Cyclone Gulab spurs thousands to evacuate in eastern India
Two fishermen were reported dead after a cyclone packing strong winds and rains barreled into India’s east coast late Sunday. The storm forced the evacuation of more than 200,000 people in three states. Cyclone Gulab made landfall between the coastal states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh just after 6:00 pm local time, bearing gusts of up to 59 miles per hour, the state-run India Meteorological Department said.
Hedge Fund CIO On China’s Crypto Crackdown: Beijing Is Desperate To Ensure Successful Rollout Of Their Digital Yuan
“When you and I grew up, half the world was covered in communism,” said the CIO. “Global markets and international business provided the keys to liberate the human potential stifled by that system,” he continued. “When we started in the business, there weren’t vast pools of human capital moving piles of paper. But those days are done.” Too much of society has become financialized, optimized. Such a structure leads to corrupt incumbents, fragility, instability. “Markets and economics are no longer the answer to the world’s problems. And that’s not to say communism is the solution. It’s not. But it appears clear we’re entering the type of decade you see a couple times a century where politics dominate.”
Bennett Dismisses ‘The Squad’ as Anti-Israel Failures
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett departed for the US on Saturday night. But before taking off, he publicly dismissed “The Squad,” a small but vocal group of progressive Democratic lawmakers, as failures in their anti-Israel efforts.
CNN’s Cuomo Accused of Sexual Harassment
In a New York Times op-ed on Friday, Shelley Ross, who was Cuomo’s executive producer at ABC News, said he inappropriately touched her at a going-away party for an ABC colleague. Cuomo “walked toward me and greeted me with a strong bear hug while lowering one hand to firmly grab and squeeze the cheek of my buttock,” Ross wrote. “‘I can do this now that you’re no longer my boss,’ he said to me with a kind of cocky arrogance. ‘No you can’t,’ I said, pushing him off me at the chest while stepping back, revealing my husband, who had seen the entire episode at close range. We quickly left.”
EU army plans ‘accelerated’ by UK security pact with US and AUS – Brexit Britain warned
Britain has shifted further away from the European Union after signing up to a historic alliance with the US and Australia to increase intelligence sharing in a bid to counter the growing threats in the Indo-Pacific. The pact triggered a furious response from France after Australia abandoned a £45 billion contract for French submarines in favour of the new AUKUS partnership and eight nuclear-powered underwater vessels.
German Social Democrats beat conservatives in vote to decide Merkel successor
Germany’s Social Democrats narrowly won Sunday’s national election, projected results showed, and claimed a “clear mandate” to lead a government for the first time since 2005 and to end 16 years of conservative-led rule under Angela Merkel.
PA: Hamas terrorists who were eliminated by Israel were ‘executed’
The statement referred to the gunfire that broke out between Hamas terrorists and Israeli security forces early Sunday morning, during which four terrorists were eliminated and two soldiers, including one officer, were seriously wounded.
Christians from Egypt, Turkey, 26 other nations bless Israel in new video
Christians from nearly 30 countries sent a prayer for peace and divine blessing to Israel through a special Sukkot video that has thus far garnered around 100,000 views. The video of “Btfilah Amen” was created by Christian Zionist recording artists, musicians, and choirs and debuted on the eve of the Sukkot holiday as part of the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem’s Feast of Tabernacles kick-off event.
Israeli professor elected president of Europe’s nuclear research organization CERN
A leading Israeli astrophysics theorist has made a remarkable achievement – being elected as the 24th president of the council of CERN, Organisation européenne pour la recherche nucléaire (the European Organization for Nuclear Research is the translation from the French.) Rabinovici is a professor at the Racah Institute of Physics of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who has served on the council for many years.
NYC Fast Resembling San Fran & Vancouver ‘Cities Of The Walking Dead’ As Junkies, Dealers Take Over Midtown Streets With Impunity
Police “effectively ordered” to let junkies roam free, shooting up in broad daylight…
Mindulle rapidly strengthens into third super typhoon of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season
Tropical Storm “Mindulle” formed at 09:00 UTC on September 23, 2021, as the 15th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. The cyclone rapidly intensified into a Category 5 super typhoon by 00:00 UTC on September 26, making it the third super typhoon of the season.
Tropical Cyclone “Gulab” to make landfall over Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coast, India
Tropical Cyclone “Gulab” formed in the Bay of Bengal at 15:00 UTC on September 24, 2021, as the third named storm of the 2021 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. The cyclone is moving W toward India with landfall expected on Sunday, September 26, 2021, over Andra Pradesh – Odisha border region.
Covid’s Willing Executioners
A few weeks ago, three friends on Facebook told me that they wished for my death. One of them I didn’t really know. He freaked out when I calmly suggested there were viable treatment options for those with Covid. He responded: “Stay out of my life!! I hope you get Covid and die!”
WTH Is This? Tucker Carlson Reveals ‘Satanism’ Powerpoint Slide Presented To Army To Promote VaccinationHost Tucker Carlson revealed a bizarre powerpoint slide Monday that was presented to U.S. Army service members in an effort to get them on board with mandatory COVID vaccinations. The slide sardonically asks “how many children have been sacrificed to Satan for the vaccine?” before claiming only three people have died from side effects, and then listing the ‘tenets of Satanism’ taken straight from the ‘temple of Satanism’ website.
The Covid Lie Grows Like Pinocchio’s Nose
She says that what are called “breakthrough cases” and Delta variant cases are affecting mainly the vaccinated and are in fact adverse reactions to the vaccinations. She says hospitals and hospital doctors will not acknowledge the fact of adverse reactions and report adverse reactions to the vaccine as new Covid cases.
Texas Sues Biden Administration Over Federal Transgender Guidance
Texas is suing the Biden administration to invalidate a federal civil rights directive on pronoun usage and bathroom access in the workplace.
Survey Finds More Than HALF Of U.S. Companies To Impose Vaccine mandates
A survey conducted by risk management and advisory company Willis Towers Watson has found that more than half of U.S. companies expect to impose COVID vaccine mandates on their employees by the end of the year.
California Schools Prepare for Influx of Afghan Refugee Students, Offer ‘Culturally Appropriate’ Meals, Set Aside Rooms For Prayer During Muslim Holidays
Christian children in California aren’t allowed to pray in schools, but Muslim refugees are given halal food and provided prayer rooms. California schools in Sacramento are preparing for a huge influx of Afghan refugee students.
Dem. Governor Suggests She’ll ‘Replace’ Healthcare Workers Who Refuse Vaccine, May Call in National Guard
New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) visited Rochester last week and spoke to the press about the upcoming vaccine mandate deadline for healthcare workers, indicating that the state would be “replacing” healthcare staff who do not get vaccinated.
Ex-Washington Democrat Party Organizer Convicted of Terrorist Train Derailment Plot
..28-year old Ellen Reiche was arrested with 24-year old Samantha Brooks in November, after federal and local law enforcement began an investigation into a series of ‘shunts’ placed on train tracks in Whatcom County. The crude devices had the ability to power down a train, potentially endangering the lives of crew on board and those around the train.
‘Transaction denied’: Get ready for credit card that cuts off spending once you hit your CO2 max
The company that created a credit card to track your purchases’ CO2 emissions is set to launch a “premium” version of the card that cuts off your spending as soon as you hit your “carbon max.”
As Biden Releases 12K Haitians Into US, Thousands More Arrive In Panama For Northbound Trek
Striking a defensive tone, Mayorkas said, “What we do is we follow the law as Congress has passed it…”
Jordan Valley Authority reveals cause of water near Dead Sea turning red
After a body of water near the Dead Sea in Jordan recently turned red, the Jordan Valley Authority tested the water and offered a reason behind the change of its color.
|India creates first “DNA vaccine” capable of being distributed to those above 12 years of agePosted: 27 Sep 2021 06:39 AM PDTIndia has developed the world’s first DNA vaccine that can be given to everyone above 12 years of age, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today while addressing the United Nations as he gave an open invite to manufacturers across the world: “Come, make vaccine in India.”According to NDTV, “Despite limited resources, India – which believes in the philosophy of “Seva Param Dharam” (service is the highest religion) – is completely invested in the development and manufacture of the vaccines,” PM Modi stressed as he gave details about Zydus Cadila’s three-dose COVID-19 DNA vaccine that was cleared by the drug regulator DCGA last month.Continue reading India creates first “DNA vaccine” capable of being distributed to those above 12 years of age at End Time Headlines.|
|Now they are telling us that we are facing a rubber ‘apocalypse’Posted: 27 Sep 2021 06:29 AM PDTRubber is a critical raw material needed for car tires, personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves, and many more everyday products. Anytime you’re going anywhere, you’re using rubber. Now, supply chain disruptions have thrown the rubber industry into a tailspin.“We could be on the cusp of a rubber apocalypse,” Ohio State University professor Katrina Cornish told CNBC. Rubber producers are facing climate change, the Covid-19 pandemic, a destructive fungus, and the fight for shipping containers.Continue reading Now they are telling us that we are facing a rubber ‘apocalypse’ at End Time Headlines.|
|Industry insider reveals the truth about what is really behind the shortages at our local supermarketsPosted: 27 Sep 2021 06:17 AM PDT(OPINION) The supply chain crisis that our supermarkets are facing is far worse than the mainstream media has been telling us. The mainstream media keeps trying to put a happy face on the “temporary” shortages, but an industry insider has let me know what is really going on behind the scenes.This particular insider runs a grocery store in Maine, and he says that things are as bad as he has ever seen. Continue reading Industry insider reveals the truth about what is really behind the shortages at our local supermarkets at End Time Headlines.|
|Powerful 5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Greek island of Crete leaving buildings damaged and at least one person deadPosted: 27 Sep 2021 06:08 AM PDTOne man has died and nine people have been injured following a strong earthquake that shook the Greek island of Crete on Monday, Greece’s General Secretariat for Civil Protection confirmed to CNN.The earthquake, which hit at 9.17 a.m. local time, had a magnitude of 5.8, according to the Athens Geodynamic Institute. It said the quake’s epicenter was 14 miles northwest of the seaside village of Arvi in southeastern Crete, at a depth of six miles.Continue reading Powerful 5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Greek island of Crete leaving buildings damaged and at least one person dead at End Time Headlines.|
|New scientific discovery reveals possible cause and evidence of the destruction of biblical Sodom and GomorrahPosted: 27 Sep 2021 05:54 AM PDT(OPINION) A new scientific discovery in modern-day Tall el-Hammam is being touted as potential evidence of God’s destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah as described in the Bible.TheBlaze stated that in a research paper published in Nature magazine this week, titled, “A Tunguska sized airburst destroyed Tall el-Hammam a Middle Bronze Age city in the Jordan Valley near the Dead Sea,” scientists concluded after 15 years of intensive study that a gigantic asteroid destroyed an ancient Middle Eastern city roughly 3,600 years ago.Continue reading New scientific discovery reveals possible cause and evidence of the destruction of biblical Sodom and Gomorrah at End Time Headlines.|
|New York may use National Guard to replace unvaccinated healthcare workersPosted: 27 Sep 2021 05:47 AM PDTNew York Governor Kathy Hochul is considering employing the National Guard and out-of-state medical workers to fill hospital staffing shortages with tens of thousands of workers possibly losing their jobs for not meeting a Monday deadline for mandated COVID-19 vaccination.According to a report from Reuters, The plan, outlined in a statement from Hochul on Saturday, would allow her to declare a state of emergency to increase the supply of healthcare workers to include licensed professionals from other states and countries as well as retired nurses.Continue reading New York may use National Guard to replace unvaccinated healthcare workers at End Time Headlines.|
|(VIDEO) Top Australian official warns that “It’s never going to go back to normal”Posted: 26 Sep 2021 01:26 PM PDT(OPINION) According to a recent press conference in Australia, A top health official warns citizens that things will not be going back to “pre-covid” levels. “It’s never going to go back to normal” Check out the video below for more:According to our health officials over here in Australia, we are never going back to normal. pic.twitter.com/9mxNJc5t73— Evelyn Rae (@_evelynrae) September 25, 2021Continue reading (VIDEO) Top Australian official warns that “It’s never going to go back to normal” at End Time Headlines.|
|Team exploring 400 foot pit to ‘underworld’ dubbed ‘Well of Hell’ make horrifying discoveryPosted: 26 Sep 2021 01:18 PM PDTBrave adventurers who journeyed into a notorious well, known as the “Well of Hell”, were horrified to find a labyrinth of snakes living 400 feet below the surface of the Earth.The sinister circular well is reportedly given a wide berth by locals who claim it’s a place of eternal bad luck. But some scarier local theories claim that the souls of the dead are taken there for eternal torture. A brave cave diving team made the decision that would be going down there and were surprised to find some quite appealing things in the “hell pit”.Continue reading Team exploring 400 foot pit to ‘underworld’ dubbed ‘Well of Hell’ make horrifying discovery at End Time Headlines.|
“From The Patriot Post (patriotpost.us)”
“He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual. … This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition.” —Thomas Jefferson (1785)
He and his “border czar,” Kamala Harris, disgracefully slander Americans enforcing the law.
More than 1.3 million migrants have crossed the border illegally since Joe Biden took office — and that’s just the ones the Border Patrol counted. This border crisis has been by his design. That is the strategic context in which to place recent news about what was thought to be 15,000 Haitian migrants in Del Rio, Texas. Some estimates are that 30,000 Haitians illegally crossed the border in September.
First, it’s worth noting that the Biden administration took heat from numerous Democrats for having the gall to deport some Haitians back to Haiti. The truth, however, is that while a few hundred were indeed sent back, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says that at least 12,000 were simply released into the U.S. And the number could be even higher, because Mayorkas says DHS is still processing around 5,000 more.
“If you come to the United States illegally, you will be returned,” Mayorkas warned last week. So much for that.
Why not finish the wall to deter such caravans? “We do not agree with the building of the wall,” Mayorkas opined. “The law provides that individuals can make a claim for humanitarian relief. That is actually one of our proudest traditions.” What Biden’s policies created was a humanitarian crisis.
So what did Biden and his “border czar” Kamala Harris do about this crisis? Grossly slander the Border Patrol.
After images from the border were utterly and falsely distorted to make it seem as if Border Patrol agents were cruelly mistreating migrants, Biden and Harris joined other Democrats in condemning American law enforcement.
Having already called it horrible last week, she later declared, “As we all know it also evoked images of some of the worst moments of our history where that kind of behavior has been used against the indigenous people of our country, has been used against African Americans during times of slavery.” In fact, she demanded, “There needs to be consequence and accountability. Human beings should not be treated that way.”
Many Border Patrol agents, by the way, are minorities. All of them were simply doing their jobs: enforcing the law.
Biden promised there will be punishment. “It’s horrible what you saw,” he said. “To see people like they did, with horses, running them over, people being strapped, it’s outrageous. I promise you, those people will pay. There is an investigation underway right now and there will be consequences.”
Indeed, several agents have been suspended, and the administration ordered the Border Patrol to stop using horses. The idea that any investigation will be fair after the president of the United States declared himself judge, jury, and executioner is preposterous. But that’s exactly what his mouthpiece, Jen Psaki, insisted. “The president was not prejudging the outcome of an investigation,” she claimed. He was “responding from his heart and responding to seeing horrific photos that we have seen over the last several days.”
Again, the narrative is entirely fabricated and false, and yet here are Biden and Harris, outrageously slandering and punishing Border Patrol agents. Instead of committing actual journalism, the Democrats’ mainstream media propagandists peddled those false stories, giving cover to the Biden/Harris lies.
Remember when the Left heartily condemned Donald Trump for fabrications and falsehoods? Good times. Now, Psaki says Biden is the victim. “We’re a little tired” of condemnation from Republicans, she complained. Well, most Americans are more than a little tired of Biden’s repeated dereliction of duty.
Those migrants wouldn’t have been here in the first place if Biden hadn’t put out a giant welcome mat, telling all would-be refugees that they’re free to come in. And Border Patrol agents wouldn’t have had to even speak forcefully if migrants weren’t trying to evade them and sneak into the U.S. illegally.
If Biden, Harris, and their ilk had even a tenth of the condemnation for the illegal behavior of such migrants as they do contempt for Americans who enforce American law, there wouldn’t be a crisis on the border. But again, this disgraceful and manufactured crisis is exactly what Democrats want.
Don’t take our word for it. “Of course I take responsibility,” Biden said. “I’m president.”
Biden’s green economy would make America energy dependent on China.
America’s biggest geopolitical rival and threat is also our largest international trade partner. And that partnership exists with a massive trade imbalance, as the U.S. imports nearly three times the dollar amount in goods versus what is exported to China. Seemingly 90% of manufactured goods sold in America have been made in China.
China’s communist leader, Xi Jinping, has made it clear that his objective is to make China the world’s number one economy, a position from which the ChiComs can dominate the rest of the world, including the U.S. It was this reality that motivated Donald Trump to step up and face off against Beijing and counter Xi’s attempts to control world trade.
A global pandemic that originated in Wuhan, China — almost certainly having leaked from a BSL-4 lab that was specifically engaged in studying bat coronaviruses, followed by Beijing’s subsequent and continued attempt to cover up the facts and deflect any and all responsibility — demonstrates just how dangerous is the prospect of communist China dominating world markets. If China’s market malfeasance wasn’t bad enough, it pales in comparison to Beijing’s abysmal record on human rights.
As the U.S. economy struggles to rebound from the COVID pandemic amidst rising inflation and supply chain blockages (thanks in part to China), the big questions are these: Has China already won? Has the U.S. already outsourced too much of its manufacturing to China so as to preclude any realistic reversal? Is it inevitable that China will rise to economic world dominance and the U.S. continues its fade?
To name just one massive warning sign, Joe Biden and the Democrat agenda of a Green Energy Economy would only serve to speed up the process of U.S. dependence on China, not just with trade in the manufacturing secretor but even more devastatingly with energy. Biden’s climate agenda would ironically make the U.S. energy dependent upon the world’s leading carbon emitter, as the vast majority of both raw materials and components for the manufacture of wind turbines and solar technology happens to come from China.
In the name of confronting “climate change,” Biden is actively hamstringing U.S. energy independence — shutting down the Keystone XL pipeline, for example — while at the same time ignoring the biggest environmental polluter on the planet.
It’s as if Biden’s agenda is to make America second to China. Biden speaks out more forcefully against America’s own Border Patrol officers struggling to address the border crisis that he created than he has ever aimed toward Red China, a country whose communist government is currently holding hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs in concentration camps. It’s enough to make one wonder if Biden’s true puppet master is Xi.
The judge-ordered release of video from the January 6 Capitol riot shows an event far less violent than Dems claimed.
The final chapter has yet to be written about The Great Armed Insurrection Unarmed Non-Insurrection of January 6, 2021, but the more we learn, the more it appears that your government, its media enablers, and the Left in general are lying to you about what exactly happened.
Take, for example, the words of presidential “historian” Michael Beschloss, who ridiculously said, “If those terrorists who committed that attack on our Capitol had been a little bit faster, they could have and probably would have executed the vice president, executed the speaker of the house, executed other members and leaders of Congress.” No wonder Beschloss is NBC News’s house hysterian.
Then there was President Joe Biden himself, who called it “the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”
Whoa, Joe, what about Pearl Harbor? What about 9/11? Heck, what about January 20, 2017? You remember: As analyst Jon Dougherty pointed out, “Video footage that was taken the morning of [Donald] Trump’s inaugural shows black-clad mobs occupying streets, smashing storefront windows, attacking police officers, overturning trash cans, and generally causing mayhem in protest of what they perceived as a stolen election.”
Wait. A stolen election? Where have we heard that before?
Or take the efforts of federal prosecutors, who desperately tried to keep video footage of the non-insurrection from being released to the public, but whose efforts were trumped by U.S. District Chief Judge Beryl Howell, who last week ordered those prosecutors to release it to various media organizations. Why were they so intent on covering up this footage? Apparently, they were worried that it could be used “to track individual rioters moving through the building thereby creating a visual pathway which other bad-actors could use in planning their breach point and pathway for future attacks.” In short, they said that releasing the footage would be a threat to national security.
That’s some pretty weak sauce. And Judge Howell wasn’t buying it. Citing a DC Circuit case, she wrote, “There is a ‘strong presumption in favor of public access to judicial proceedings,’ including judicial records.”
She continued: “The public has an interest in understanding the conduct underlying the charges in these cases, as well as the government’s prosecutorial decision-making both in bringing criminal charges and resolving these charges by entering into plea agreements with defendants.”
Were the DOJ’s prosecutors telling the truth, they would’ve admitted that their footage didn’t provide evidence of anything even remotely resembling “the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.” Instead, what it showed was a bunch of folks milling around inside the Capitol building and behaving a lot like tourists. See for yourself.
And yet nearly nine months later, many of these people are still behind bars, still awaiting their sentencing for having protested an election they believed to have been deeply flawed and improperly investigated. Some have been kept in solitary confinement for as many as 23 hours per day. So much for our Constitution’s Sixth Amendment guarantee of “the right to a speedy and public trial,” or that document’s Eighth Amendment protection against “cruel and unusual punishments.”
Yes, the events of January 6 were unruly and at times violent. But there is still plenty of mystery surrounding them due to the federal government’s unwillingness to allow a full airing of those events. For example, what did FBI investigators know, and when did they know it?
The Trump-deranged New York Times revealed Saturday that the FBI had an informant inside the far-right Proud Boys organization, an informant who was with the group on January 6 at the Capitol. That informant had told the FBI that the Proud Boys had no plans to commit violence and certainly no plans for an “insurrection.”
So why did it take the Times nine months to report this? And why are we not getting a full and fair accounting of the events of that day? Could it be that such an accounting would destroy the Left’s Trump-deranged narrative of a violent insurrection?
Biden’s plan is to greatly expand the healthcare entitlement state.
Socialized medicine has been growing, and the winners are big healthcare systems, big health insurance companies, and those who are willing to live their lives as wards of the government. Democrats are working to expand Medicaid dramatically, increasing dependency on the government and its redistribution of wealth.
Best summarized by, of all places, a recent NPR article, “Biden’s Broader Vision for Medicaid Could Include Inmates, Immigrants and New Mothers,” Biden’s proposal redefines benefits to include added food and housing for the poor, postpartum care of new mothers for one year, and removing barriers for benefits for individuals in the U.S. illegally.
In March, Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to spend $1.9 trillion ostensibly on COVID-related programs and the economy. But according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 8.4 million Americans unemployed in August and 10.9 million job openings. That’s largely because the U.S. has essentially created a universal wage that incentivizes being idle. That includes ARPA, which increases the matching payments for Medicaid, worrying all who care about the value and quality of healthcare.
In the $3.5 trillion behemoth Democrat spending package, there is a provision aimed “to close the Medicaid coverage gap” in the 12 states that did not expand Medicaid for able-bodied adults under ObamaCare. This human “infrastructure” proposal is to create a new Medicaid program permitting the secretary of Health and Human Services to send subsidies directly to health insurance companies, circumventing the states completely.
Biden’s “Build Back Better Act” will mean a massive transfer of wealth from working taxpayers to the U.S. Treasury, where payments will be made directly to private insurance companies for citizens who would not otherwise be eligible for a state’s Medicaid program. No wonder big insurance companies love and support any sort of Medicaid expansion. Remember that government assistance via Medicaid was “designed to provide health coverage for low-income people” with enrollment at four million in 1966, the first year patients received health insurance coverage. Today, there are 80.5 million people receiving Medicaid, or an astounding one-fourth of all Americans.
The Democrats’ argument for expanding Medicaid even further is to give patients access to healthcare that they could not otherwise afford. Medicaid enrollment has increased each year, so if this approach to healthcare was effective, the cost of healthcare should be coming down and health outcomes should be improving, right? Instead, the average cost per person for healthcare was $147 in 1960 and is projected to be $15,500 in 2021. The costs of healthcare have continued to rise dramatically despite the government having over 43% of the population on one of its government health insurance programs.
Increased government involvement leads to escalating costs in healthcare, translating directly into limited access to patients. This is not the solution. So what is? We must have price and billing transparency to create competition and allow patients to shop for value and savings. We must give patients choices by breaking up the consolidation of the healthcare delivery system and removing barriers to entry. Finally, we must have healthcare delivery innovation that keeps insurance and government in their bounds to ensure against financial ruin and offer a safety net, rather than overseeing each transaction and practice. This will reduce costs, increase patient access, and improve outcomes and technologies.
Forty years ago, President Ronald Reagan was right in his Inaugural Address when he declared, “Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.” Biden and the Democrats want each American, even illegal immigrants, more and more beholden to taxpayer money for the purpose of elections. The people of America must fight for their freedoms by reforming the healthcare system.
And the devil said, “Let us erase women from the earth.” With help from the House of Representatives.
There is an overt war on women in this country. For starters, people pushing the “transgender” ideology want to make women obsolete and invade their private spaces. Next, the “pro-choice” camp is not only killing millions of preborn girls but is actively lying to and preying on vulnerable women. And now, the government wants our young adult women to sign up for the draft, a proposition that made headway last week via the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed the House with bipartisan support.
What was the justification for this action? Florida Republican Representative Michael Waltz reasoned that even though we would hope that the military is made up of volunteers, if there was a draft, the U.S. would need every able-bodied person. Ohio Republican Representative Brad Wenstrup, an ex-Army surgeon, said: “There are still physical requirements for certain jobs that you have to be able to perform and fulfill. It doesn’t mean that, you know, if there is a draft, a woman necessarily has to go be in the infantry.”
Is this supposed to comfort and reassure the countless parents and young girls who would be affected by this policy? As political commentator Tony Perkins put it: “What parent, watching the Taliban machete and rape its way through Afghanistan, would sentence our girls — especially unwilling ones — to killing fields like that one?”
This whole debacle can be traced back to the poisonous roots of feminist ideology. Women, they say, are equal to and interchangeable with men, and ever since that mantra was declared, the definition of what it means to be equal to a man began to change. Feminist ideology misses a crucial point: Woman and men have an equal amount of value, but their functions are different. Women do many things far better than men can in terms of creating, communicating, and nurturing. Men are gifted with superior size and strength to be used in the protection of those weaker than themselves.
If we ignore the fact that women are generally weaker physically than men — and this is a biological fact — then drafting our girls is akin to a death sentence. Their chances of survival on the battlefield are much lower as a result.
Furthermore, the military is hardly a reputable place right now. Leadership like that of General Mark Milley, who is actively indoctrinating his troops with woke ideology, knows what our poor girls would be subjected to. These are still impressionable girls. Women 18 to 25 years old do not have a fully developed prefrontal cortex, which controls decision-making.
Drafts are supposed to be used as a means to quickly replenish lost troops in a war zone where hand-to-hand combat is necessary. If, as Congressman Wenstrup points out, most women won’t pass the physical requirements of the job, then isn’t drafting women a waste of time?
Forcing women into the draft is repugnant and serves no purpose other than to endanger their lives. It would concede crucial ground in the culture wars. While we hope this bill doesn’t pass the Senate, sadly, the likelihood that it does is high.
There were 5,000 more murders committed in 2020 than in 2019, the highest rise since records have been kept.
The annual murder rate in the U.S. jumped by the highest percentage since the FBI first began tracking numbers in 1960. Nearly 5,000 more murders (a 29% increase) were committed in 2020 than in 2019, according to the FBI’s recently released Uniform Crime Report. The previous largest one-year increase was in 1968, which saw a 12.7% rise in homicides. What made 2020 so deadly?
There are likely a myriad of factors to explain this sudden spike, but leading the pack is the growing anti-police protests and sentiments that rocked the nation following the death of George Floyd. This caused a reduction in policing. Secondarily, politicians responded to the coronavirus pandemic by shutting down much of the country for months. Putting millions of people out of work and locking them down may have saved lives from illness, but it caused or contributed to a lot of other deaths, including drug overdoses and homicides.
Interestingly, “The change in murder was widespread — a national phenomenon and not a regional one,” The New York Times reports. “Murder rose over 35 percent in cities with populations over 250,000 that reported full data. It also rose over 40 percent in cities 100,000 to 250,000, and around 25 percent in cities under 25,000.”
Meanwhile, the overall 2020 crime rate actually fell by roughly 5%, though this can be attributed to the fact that so many businesses were closed down for months last year. Theft was down, likely because it’s more difficult to shoplift when stores aren’t open.
Lack of policing still remains the single biggest factor for the spike in violent crime. Not only have police departments pulled back on more proactive policing, but many departments have been experiencing high officer departure numbers due to both retirement and poor officer morale.
When signifiant segments of society are taught to hate police and told they are victims of a system that is intentionally designed to keep them down, and when leftist politicians call for defunding the police and blame the enforcement of law rather than criminals committing crimes, the negative effect such messaging and politically motivated actions have upon society should come as a surprise to no one.
New emails show the then-vice president’s son was hard at work trying to sell his influence in foreign countries.
What on earth is the FBI waiting for? Perhaps its leadership is still too busy looking for evidence that Donald Trump Jr. jaywalked at some point in his life.
In any case, we can now add Libya to the list of countries in which Hunter Biden tried to peddle his influence, and to the list of potential crimes that the FBI seems unwilling to investigate. According to two emails uncovered by Business Insider, the crooked “first son” requested a $2 million annual retainer and additional “success fees” to help unfreeze some $15 billion in Libyan assets that were frozen by the Obama administration when dictator Moammar Gadhafi was in charge there and Hunter’s dad, Joe, was vice president.
In an email dated January 28, 2015, a Democrat donor named Sam Jauhari tries to sell another Democrat donor, Sheikh Mohammed al-Rahbani, on the idea that the drug-addled son of a veep can help recover the Libyan assets. Jauhari asks for a “close circle of people” to be involved in the offer “for confidentiality,” since Joe Biden was at the time still mulling a run for president.
In the email, Jauhari at least had the good sense to warn his fellow Demo donor about the risks of working with the younger Biden: “His negatives are that he is alcoholic, drug addict — kicked [out] of U.S. Army [sic] for cocaine, chasing low class hookers, constantly needs money-liquidity problems and many more headaches.” (Biden was kicked out of the Navy Reserve, not the Army.)
The crooked deal never came to fruition, but that’s of little consequence.
Interestingly — and infuriatingly — this was happening around the same time that the bureau was failing to protect McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, and perhaps as many as 120 other young female gymnasts from serial sexual predator Larry Nassar. It was also around the same time that the bureau was slow-walking the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s “private” email server so as not to disrupt her 2016 run for the presidency.
The emails lend further proof that the mainstream media was lying to the American public about the Biden family’s corrupt business dealings in the days prior to the 2020 presidential election. Instead of doing their jobs, the media colluded to circle the wagons around the Bidens.
“The evidence was overwhelming from the beginning,” said investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald. “And yet they lied and lied as you just showed trying to convince people to not even pay attention to them on the grounds that they were disinformation, that the emails were fake.”
And today, rather than being behind bars or at least under a cloud of investigation, Hunter is still free to hustle his mediocre “artwork” for between $75,000 and $500,000 per piece.
Is this a great country or what?
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Insight: “The ruling class has the schools and press under its thumb. This enables it to sway the emotions of the masses.” —Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
“Liberals all over the country denounce people they disagree with as racists. Yet, they promote a curriculum that tells students there is something wrong with them based on their race. Many are even segregating people based on the color of their skin. In the past, that was called racism. Today, it has fancy names like ‘Critical Race Theory.’ Many in the sports and entertainment industry encouraged boycotts of South Africa years ago because of Apartheid. Today, many in these same industries excuse the actions of the Chinese Communist Party that imprison and abuse religious and ethnic minorities. All of this goes back to the simple statement that if not for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.” —former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
“Biden fomented this and now he’s alienated us. … As a border town county judge … I will tell you right now that [the crisis] is true, it’s happening … and it’s a sad situation [of which] President Biden needs to take ownership. … Today, he has an opportunity to show the world what he is and who he is. And unfortunately, he hasn’t done that.” —Webb County, Texas, Democrat Judge Tano Tijerina
“I consider Joe Biden a friend. But he’s absolutely wrong and he needs to apologize to the American people for saying what he said. And here’s why. He’s somebody who’s been very outspoken about being against autocrats and dictators. But what he essentially did was act as judge, jury, and executioner for these [immigration] agents on horseback.” —Tulsi Gabbard
The BIG Lie I: “It was horrible what you saw — to see people treated like they did, horses really running over people being strapped. It’s outrageous. I promise you, those people will pay. There will be an investigation underway now, and there will be consequences. There will be consequences. It’s an embarrassment. It’s beyond an embarrassment. It’s dangerous. It’s wrong. It sends the wrong message around the world. It sends the wrong message at home. It’s simply not who we are.” —Joe Biden
The BIG Lie II: “Human beings should not be treated that way and as we all know it also evoked images of some of the worst moments of our history where that kind of behavior has been used against the indigenous people of our country, has been used against African Americans during times of slavery.” —Kamala Harris
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil: “I don’t think it’s an issue of wanting to go; I think it’s an issue of what’s most constructive to address what we see as a challenging situation at the border and a broken immigration system.” —White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki when asked, “Why doesn’t [Biden] want to go [to the border]?”
Gaslighting: “There are a lot of Republicans out there giving speeches about how outraged they are about the situation at the border, not many who are putting forward solutions or steps that we could take. So, we’re a little tired of the speeches. We’d like to partner on solutions and working together to address this problem that has not been partisan in the past.” —Jen Psaki
Braying jenny: “We cannot only be talking about Israel’s need for safety at a time when Palestinians are living under a violent apartheid system and are dying from what Human Rights Watch has said are war crimes.” —anti-Semitic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (Friendly fire: “I cannot allow one of my colleagues to stand on the floor of the House of Representatives and label the Jewish democratic state of Israel an apartheid state. I reject it.” —Democrat Congressman Ted Deutch)
D’oh! “I’m tired of trickle down. Trillionaires and billionaires are doing very, very well.” —Joe Biden
Spendapalooza I: “This is about … what’s in the bill. For children, what’s in the bill: universal pre‑K, child care, Child Tax Credit, family and medical leave for their families, protecting the planet for them. It’s about specific legislation. … It’s about values, not dollars.” —House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Spendapalooza II: “Let’s not talk about numbers and dollars.” —Nancy Pelosi
Non compos mentis: “It’s none of our business how other people choose the size and timing of their families. [San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone] and I have a disagreement about who should decide this. I believe that God has given us a free will to honor our responsibilities.” —Nancy Pelosi
And last… “We should have left our guns for the Australians, not the Taliban.” —Kevin Sorbo
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“Stories of Soros’s meddling in elections around the world are legion. When he’s not tanking markets or creating fake revolutions, he and his minions are opening borders, destroying reputations, and making the world safer for assisted suicide, hard drugs, and released inmates to prey upon the law abiding.”
(Victoria Taft – PJ Media) How much more frightening will this conspiracy get? Now, according to court documents reported by JusttheNews.com, we learn that The Dark Lord himself, George Soros, paid for his own investigator to work for the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee to plant the fake Trump-Russia story–and that then-Senator John McCain let him do it.
Fight the urge to roll up in a ball and watch fairy tales on Netflix. Get your fingers out of your ears. Stop with your “John McCain hated Trump” pap. We all know that. We know McCain shopped the fake pee tape dossier too.
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