Daily Archives: October 9, 2021

REPORT: Art Gallery Representing Hunter Biden Received $500K In COVID Relief Loan Funds — The Gateway Pundit

The art gallery representing Hunter Biden has apparently received hundreds of thousands in COVID relief loan funds.

Are we supposed to believe this is a coincidence?

After everything we know about Hunter and all the times he has used his father’s influence to grift for massive amounts of cash, he does not deserve the benefit of the doubt.

Will our media ask any questions about this?

The New York Post reports:

Art gallery repping Hunter Biden received $500K federal COVID loan, records show

A federal COVID loan to the art gallery repping Hunter Biden more than doubled after his father took office, records show.

The Georges Berges Gallery initially received a $150,000 COVID “disaster assistance loan” from the Small Business Administration last year, according to public records.

But the loan was recently “revised,” with the SBA approving a further $350,000 to the SoHo gallery this summer, records show.

The approval came on July 26, in the lead-up to Berges’ exclusive marketing of 15 paintings by the president’s scandal-scarred son, public records show.

In addition to the COVID disaster assistance loans, the SoHo gallery received nearly $80,000 in two payments in April 2020 and February 2021 under the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, funds meant to help businesses keep up with paychecks to employees during the pandemic.

All tolled, $580,000 in taxpayer-funded COVID relief aid was doled out to a gallery with only two employees, according to SBA records.

Seems a little suspicious, doesn’t it?

Do you get the sense that the Biden family might not be completely honest and trustworthy?

Cross posted from American Lookout.

REPORT: Art Gallery Representing Hunter Biden Received $500K In COVID Relief Loan Funds — The Gateway Pundit

WATCH: Rand Paul Forecasts Consequences Of Massive Debt And Government Spending: “Inflation” And Possible “Black Swan” Event — The Gateway Pundit

The U.S. Government has hit and raised the debt limit year after year ever since I can remember and we are now feeling the consequences.

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) in a back forth with Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) forecasted some of the dangers of this massive government spending.

“It is alarming. It is foolish and unwise for us to say, oh, it’s there are no consequences. I think there will be consequences. And the number one that we’re seeing now is inflation,” Paul Stated.

Senator Mike Lee went on to ask about the United States’ position as the world reserve currency, “As the United States is having the world’s reserve currency, the US dollar has given us some flexibility in that area, flexibility that other countries like Greece haven’t had. You think there’s some risk of becoming overly confident in that world reserve currency status, in other words, could be could we be jeopardizing the very thing that we fought so hard to achieve and that so few nations ever achieve?”

Paul responded, “having the world’s currency allows us, you know, many countries trade in dollars. You’ll go into marketplaces all around the world. And what they’re actually exchanging is dollars. Paul then went on to state “Some have described that as being able to export our inflation. People have also said, well, the dollar is it perfect, it’s a fiat currency, it’s being inflated, but everybody else is so bad that we’re sort of the cleanest shirt and a closet full of dirty shirts. So, yes, I think being the reserve currency has allowed us to last longer. But there are immutable rules of economics that eventually catch up to a country. And I think we approach those.”

Paul then forecasted what could happen if we keep going down this path, “I don’t think anybody can predict exactly when we get there. But I think we are approaching a time and it may not be a gradual unraveling. You know, if you look back at the history of our marketplace, we’ve had these black swan events.”

As congress continues to care less and less about the debt, with Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen suggesting we remove a debt limit completely, the question of if there is going to be a market Black Swan event or rapid inflation is not the best question to be asking, the question is when will all this government spending truly catch up to us.

WATCH: Rand Paul Forecasts Consequences Of Massive Debt And Government Spending: “Inflation” And Possible “Black Swan” Event — The Gateway Pundit

Saving Your Child From The Village — The Aquila Report

This is what totalitarianism means: the infiltration of politics (cultural and otherwise) into every aspect of life. In Huxley’s Brave New World, the Savage was the only sane person there because as an exile, he had been raised ignorant of the corrupt totalitarian culture and its values. I heard the other day about a family — a conservative Christian family — that has been devastated by gender ideology wreaking havoc in the lives of their children. It sneaked up on them. Catastrophe. I mean, honest-to-God destruction of young people’s bodies and souls, and of family relationships.

A reader comments on the “Gender Identity And Your Kids” thread:

There’s a certain kind of conservative who looks at this trend [the corruption of fandom by gender ideology obsessives — RD] and says, “Good riddance. Unplug it all. Now your lazy nerd kids can spend all day at the gym lifting weights, or learn to play a musical instrument, and won’t be wasting time on the fandom of some media-marketed TV show or book series.”

I totally understand this impulse as a utopian ideal, but I also think there’s a horrible lack of appreciation for how difficult it is to raise kids in a world where they are uncomfortable with participating (or forbidden to participate) in popular franchise fan culture. My children are homeschooled and constantly desperate for more peer interaction. When they meet other kids at the park, or the roller skating rink, or on vacation, they are bombarded with aspects of pop culture from which they are being excluded — and they know it. Last month my brother passed along a collection of books and comics that my nephew was reading, and within a few weeks my 9-year-old came to us to confess that one of the books had “the f-word” in it. It ended up featuring a protagonist who was a pre-op transgender boy. At at this point I’m not even sure if her uncle gave it to her out of ignorance, or if he knew but did it anyway as a way to subvert our overly protective parenting style. I don’t have the heart to start a confrontation over it, given the cultural and ideological stress I have with my siblings already. Do you have any idea how wretched I feel that I can no longer trust my own brother as a screen for children’s literature content?

Right now my girls are super-enthusiastic about a book series… and I know they are just a few books away from the one that introduces a lesbian character. We started watching a TV show… and I already know which season has the gay wedding. Every new property (whether it’s original or the rebooting of a Gen X classic) is simply obligated to pay out a wokeness tax now. I’ll let my children watch this stuff with my supervision sometimes, when we can talk about it along the way. But I can’t let them enjoy unsupervised spaces with peers, certainly not in virtual spaces, since those peers are not going to exercise similar discretion. I essentially have to ban my kids from having friends unless those friends are very carefully vetted and supervised, and now I feel trapped in a helicopter-parenting Defcon-alert holding pattern.

It’s hard to exaggerate how besieged the current culture makes me feel as a parent of two daughters leaving elementary school age. I have unceasing dread of a giant industry devoted to prying my children away from my world, my culture, and my values, and to convince them that I’m the sociological equivalent of the stock villains being defeated weekly in their prepackaged media products. I want to give my children the freedom to explore and discover friends without oppressive surveillance, but all of the friends they meet want to create secretive phone-driven modes of contact with them for private conversations. Am I doomed to become a CIA operative, using spyware to catch my preteen daughter having illicit chats about testosterone and top surgery? Will I be the stereotypical killjoy parent, demanding that my girls stop seeing any friends I regard as “a bad influence”? I’m staring into an abyss that has swallowed so much of my world and the things in it that I once loved already, and has designs on my girls as well.

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Saving Your Child From The Village — The Aquila Report

COVID-19 vaccine efficacy and effectiveness—the elephant (not) in the room | The Lancet

Lancet: Vaccine efficacy reported Relative Risk Reduction (RRR)

 95% Pfizer

 94% Modern

 67% J&J and Astra

 Absolute Risk Reduction (ARR) is ignored because it is less impressive

 0.9% Pfizer

 1.4% Modern

 1.8% J&J

 1.9% Astra

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https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanmic/article/PIIS2666-5247(21)00069-0/fulltext

Columnist: Biden’s ‘Vaccine Mandate’ Doesn’t Actually Exist — The Gateway Pundit

Employers all across the US have begun issuing vaccine mandates in preparation for Biden’s ‘vaccine mandate’ he announced on September 9th.

The mandate was going to impact all private companies employing over 100 employees.

Except: The mandate doesn’t actually exist.

No mandate has been sent out for approval.

No guidelines have been issued by OSHA.

The Department of Labor hasn’t issued rules, either.

The Federalist reported:

Yes, we’ve heard all about Joe Biden’s alleged vaccine mandate for private companies employing 100 or more people. It was all over the news even before he announced it on September 9. His announcement has jeopardized the employment of millions of Americans and increased worker shortages in critical domains such as health care.

There’s only one problem. It’s all a mirage. Biden’s so-called vaccine mandate doesn’t exist — at least, not yet. So far, all we have is his press conference and other such made-for-media huff-puffing. No such rule even claiming to be legally binding has been issued yet.

According to several sources, so far it appears no such mandate has been sent to the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs yet for approval. The White House, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Department of Labor haven’t released any official guidance for the alleged mandate. There is no executive order. There’s nothing but press statements.

Despite what you may have been falsely led to believe by the media fantasy projection machine, press statements have exactly zero legal authority.

“There is nothing there yet that gives employers any mandate,” Stephanie McFarland, spokeswoman for the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration, told me Oct. 6. “The president made an announcement on this asking OSHA to do it, but we’ve not yet seen anything come from it yet,” she also said. When the state agency gets any further information, she said, they’ll review it.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) warned companies firing employees over this that there is no law in place:

Columnist: Biden’s ‘Vaccine Mandate’ Doesn’t Actually Exist — The Gateway Pundit

The Vital Necessity of Informed Medical Consent — CultureWatch

Numerous human rights declarations speak out against coercive medicine:

Since the horrors of WWII, and the diabolical things done by the Nazis – including the German medical and scientific communities – there have been a slew of various human rights declarations, health acts, and ethics codes written around the world. Many of them seek to counter and offset the sorts of things that were done in Nazi Germany.

A common theme found in almost all of them is that there should be no coercion or compulsion in medical treatment, and full informed consent should be insisted upon. Before any medical treatment or intervention is undertaken, a person must first give consent – without any coercion or manipulation.

This vitally important principle seems to have been thrown out the window by far too many politicians, leaders, government and businesses during the covid crisis, especially in regard to mandatory vaccinations. Many states are simply demanding that people get the jab – end of story. And numerous businesses and companies are doing the same.

Not only is this creating a new medical apartheid, a two-tiered society with a health underclass, but it goes against these vital human rights charters and ethics declarations. Places like Australia – where much of this medical coercion and health segregation is taking place – happen to be signatories to many of these covenants and declarations. Indeed, at both federal and state levels Australia also has its own acts and declarations on these things.

Here I offer the relevant portions of ten of these important charters and acts: six international and four Australian:

TheNuremberg Code, 1947

The first of its ten points says this:

The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon his health or person which may possibly come from his participation in the experiment. The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests upon each individual who initiates, directs, or engages in the experiment. It is a personal duty and responsibility which may not be delegated to another with impunity. media.tghn.org/medialibrary/2011/04/BMJ_No_7070_Volume_313_The_Nuremberg_Code.pdf

The Declaration of Geneva, 1948

This very brief declaration has been updated at various times, and the current 2017 version list 13 points, the first three being:

AS A MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION:

  • I SOLEMNLY PLEDGE to dedicate my life to the service of humanity;
  • THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF MY PATIENT will be my first consideration;
  • I WILL RESPECT the autonomy and dignity of my patient;

http://www.ama.com.au/position-statement/wma-declaration-geneva-2017

TheDeclaration of Helsinki, 1964

The World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki – “Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects” – has also been revised many times since it first appeared. In sections 25-32 it speaks about “informed consent”. Here are the first several of these:

25. Participation by individuals capable of giving informed consent as subjects in medical research must be voluntary. Although it may be appropriate to consult family members or community leaders, no individual capable of giving informed consent may be enrolled in a research study unless he or she freely agrees.

 

26. In medical research involving human subjects capable of giving informed consent, each potential subject must be adequately informed of the aims, methods, sources of funding, any possible conflicts of interest, institutional affiliations of the researcher, the anticipated benefits and potential risks of the study and the discomfort it may entail, post-study provisions and any other relevant aspects of the study. The potential subject must be informed of the right to refuse to participate in the study or to withdraw consent to participate at any time without reprisal. Special attention should be given to the specific information needs of individual potential subjects as well as to the methods used to deliver the information.

 

After ensuring that the potential subject has understood the information, the physician or another appropriately qualified individual must then seek the potential subject’s freely-given informed consent, preferably in writing. If the consent cannot be expressed in writing, the non-written consent must be formally documented and witnessed.

 

All medical research subjects should be given the option of being informed about the general outcome and results of the study.

 

27. When seeking informed consent for participation in a research study the physician must be particularly cautious if the potential subject is in a dependent relationship with the physician or may consent under duress. In such situations the informed consent must be sought by an appropriately qualified individual who is completely independent of this relationship. http://www.wma.net/what-we-do/medical-ethics/declaration-of-helsinki/

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966, 1976

Here is Article 7 of this covenant:

“No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. In particular, no one shall be subjected without his free consent to medical or scientific experimentation.” http://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/ccpr.aspx

TheUniversal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights2005

Here are parts of this document:

Article 6 Any preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medical intervention is only to be carried out with the prior, free and informed consent of the person concerned, based on adequate information. The consent should, where appropriate, be express and may be withdrawn by the person concerned at any time and for any reason without disadvantage or prejudice.

 

Article 9 The privacy of the persons concerned and the confidentiality of their personal information should be respected. To the greatest extent possible, such information should not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected or consented to, consistent with international law, in particular international human rights law.

 

Article 11 No individual or group should be discriminated against or stigmatized on any grounds, in violation of human dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms. portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=31058&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration

This is what the FDA has to say about “What is an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)?”:

An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) is a mechanism to facilitate the availability and use of medical countermeasures, including vaccines, during public health emergencies, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. …

 

How will vaccine recipients be informed about the benefits and risks of any vaccine that receives an EUA?

 

FDA must ensure that recipients of the vaccine under an EUA are informed, to the extent practicable given the applicable circumstances, that FDA has authorized the emergency use of the vaccine, of the known and potential benefits and risks, the extent to which such benefits and risks are unknown, that they have the option to accept or refuse the vaccine, and of any available alternatives to the product. Typically, this information is communicated in a patient “fact sheet.” The FDA posts these fact sheets on our website. http://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/vaccines/emergency-use-authorization-vaccines-explained

The Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

Section 10 of the Act says this:

Protection from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment

A person must not be—

(a) subjected to torture; or

(b) treated or punished in a cruel, inhuman or degrading way; or

(c) subjected to medical or scientific experimentation or treatment without his or her full, free and informed consent. http://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/vaccines/emergency-use-authorization-vaccines-explained

The NSW Anti Discrimination Act

It says this about “Infectious diseases discrimination”:

What is infectious diseases discrimination?

Infectious diseases discrimination is against the law. 

It is when you have been treated unfairly because:

-you have an infectious disease

-people think you have an infectious disease

-you used to have an infectious disease

-you may acquire an infectious disease in the future

-you are the friend, relative or colleague of a person with an infectious disease.

Indirect discrimination is also against the law. This is when there is a rule or requirement that is the same for everyone but unfairly affects people with infectious diseases, and is not reasonable in the circumstances. antidiscrimination.nsw.gov.au/anti-discrimination-nsw/discrimination/types-of-discrimination/infectious-diseases-discrimination.html

Australian Regulatory Guidelines for Advertising Therapeutic Goods, 2018

Here is what is says about “Guidance for advertisers”:

This guidance for advertisers applies to the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (No.2) 2018. To assist advertisers with implementation, we have also published guidance material: Complying with the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (No. 2) 2018. Version 2.8, October 2020

 

Advertising vaccination services
We do not regulate the advertising of health services but if your advertisement for a vaccination
service also promotes the use of a therapeutic good it is considered an advertisement for a
therapeutic good which, outside of the context described above, would be likely to contravene
the Act.

 

What to avoid when advertising vaccination services
When advertising vaccination services, avoid using:
– information that might enable consumers to identify the particular vaccine or the manufacturer of the vaccine provided with the service
– statements or representations that harmful effects will occur from not receiving the vaccine
– references to any misleading therapeutic benefit of a vaccine (for example, a use that is not a TGA-approved indication for the vaccine)
– an indication that the vaccine administered as part of the service is superior to other vaccines
-portrayals of the vaccine or service in a way that trivialises or conflicts with public health policies, or misleads consumers in any other way
-price comparisons
– incentives to encourage the consumer to obtain the service or vaccine, or
– any other claim that promotes the use or supply of the vaccine Use of any of the above makes advertising of your service to be more likely considered advertising of the vaccine itself and subject to therapeutic goods legislation. http://www.tga.gov.au/sites/default/files/australian-regulatory-guidelines-advertising-therapeutic-goods-argatg.pdf

The Australian Immunisation Handbook (from the Australian Government Department of Health)

Relevant portions of the Handbook are these:

Valid consent is the voluntary agreement by an individual to a proposed procedure, which is given after sufficient, appropriate and reliable information about the procedure, including the potential risks and benefits, has been conveyed to that individual.

As part of the consent procedure, people receiving vaccines and/or their parents or carers should be given sufficient information (preferably written) about the risks and benefits of each vaccine. This includes:

-what adverse events are possible

-how common they are

-what they should do about them

 

Criteria for valid consent

For consent to be legally valid, the following elements must be present:

-It must be given by a person with legal capacity, and of sufficient intellectual capacity to understand the implications of receiving a vaccine.

-It must be given voluntarily in the absence of undue pressure, coercion or manipulation.

-It must cover the specific procedure that is to be performed.

-It can only be given after the potential risks and benefits of the relevant vaccine, the risks of not having it, and any alternative options have been explained to the person.

-The person must have the opportunity to seek more details or explanations about the vaccine or its administration.

-The information must be provided in a language or by other means that the person can understand. Where appropriate, involve an interpreter or cultural support person.

-Obtain consent before each vaccination, after establishing that there are no medical condition(s) that contraindicate vaccination. Consent can be verbal or written. immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/vaccination-procedures/preparing-for-vaccination

As these and other documents make clear, the sorts of things we are seeing in Australia and the West concerning mandatory medicine, coercive health care, forced injections, vaccine passports and the like are for the most part condemned as unethical and gross infringements on our basic human rights and fundamental civil liberties.

The Vital Necessity of Informed Medical Consent — CultureWatch

White House Whistleblower Claims Strangers Drag Him From Place To Place And Make Him Sign Papers And Read Words On Monitors And He Hardly Gets Any Ice Cream — The Babylon Bee

WASHINGTON, D.C.—CNN has just released a bombshell interview with an anonymous White House whistleblower, who gave a harrowing account that could spell trouble for the Biden administration.

Speaking with Jake Tapper, the whistleblower—who identifies as a “White House aide who is young, with no hair plugs or dentures and definitely not Joe Biden”—gave an account of brutal working conditions in the White House.

“Listen, folks, here’s the deal,” said the unidentified whistleblower through a distortion filter to protect his identity. “It stinks here, Jack! Strangers drag me from place to place and make me sign papers and read words on monitors and I hardly get any ice cream!”

“With so much to lose, why are you coming forward now?” asked Jake Tapper solemnly.

“Because it’s the right thing to do, you lying dog-faced pony soldier!” said the mystery man whose face was shrouded in darkness. “No ice cream? Are you kidding me? It’s inhumane! And I haven’t sniffed hair in a week!” 

We reached out to President Biden for a response but were unsuccessful.  

White House Whistleblower Claims Strangers Drag Him From Place To Place And Make Him Sign Papers And Read Words On Monitors And He Hardly Gets Any Ice Cream — The Babylon Bee

Should My Church Participate in Operation Christmas Child’s Shoebox Ministry? — Christian Research Network

“Since I originally published this article in 2019, I’ve become aware of another issue with OCC that needs to be a weighty consideration when deciding whether or not to have anything to do with OCC, Samaritan’s Purse, or Franklin Graham, and that is the fact that Franklin Graham yokes in ministry with some of the worst false teachers out there.”

(Michelle Lesley)  Question for Michelle: “I lead the children’s ministry in our small rural church, and for years our children have participated in the Operation Christmas Child shoebox “ministry.” It has come to my attention that this program may be quite ineffective in spreading the gospel….

In fact, I have read that many missionaries refuse the boxes because it causes such chaos and confusion. I would like recommendations of legitimate world mission organizations [we could donate to instead] that would allow our children to look past our sheltered life here to what God is doing in other parts of His creation.”

Wait…what? Christmas? It’s only September!

Yep. Christmas will be here sooner than you think, and your church staff and committees are probably already planning for it. And if your church usually participates in Operation Christmas Child (OCC) but might decide to do something different this year because of the information in this article, they’re going to need some time to get their ducks in a row. View article →

Research

Discernment

Watch Out–Apostasy Alert! – many egregious false teachers

Should My Church Participate in Operation Christmas Child’s Shoebox Ministry? — Christian Research Network

Did Jesus Come to Bring Peace or a Sword? — Christian Research Network

“If family members turn against God or have never turned to him, and we side with them to please them, we are siding against Jesus. The Lord gives grace, for there is nothing sweeter and more delightful than knowing Jesus. We are not to make our families an object of idolatry. Families are wonderful, but we are prepared to meet Jesus only if he is first in our hearts.”

(Thomas R. Schreiner – Equip) “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law (Luke 12:49-53).”

The need for faithfulness and obedience as disciples (12:35–48) is followed by the purpose of Jesus’ mission. In saying that he has come to cast fire on the earth that he wishes were kindled now, Jesus certainly refers to judgment. In the OT fire often designates judgment. For instance, Jeremiah’s words are as fire that consumes the people (Jer. 5:14; 23:29; cf. Sir. 48:1).

Amos warns Israel to seek the Lord, lest he “break out like fire” (Amos 5:6). On the other hand, in Luke fire also refers to the transforming work of the Spirit (Acts 2:3), and in Isaiah 4:4 the Spirit as fire both cleanses and purifies. Thus both ideas are likely present here. Jesus, as in the next verse, anticipates his death and resurrection, the consummation of his work. The final day of judgment will not come immediately, but judgment and salvation are inaugurated when Jesus’ work on earth is completed. View article →

Did Jesus Come to Bring Peace or a Sword? — Christian Research Network

October 9 Evening Quotes of The Day

We Shall Apprehend but Not Comprehend God
Exodus 33:11; Isaiah 55:9; 1 Corinthians 13:12; 1 John 3:2

We must pass through death to see God face to face as he is; then, not as he is, but more familiarly than we can now. Then God will represent himself so as shall be for our happiness, though not simply as he is; for he is infinite, and how should finite comprehend infinite? We shall apprehend him, but not comprehend him.

RICHARD SIBBES

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

Be Obedient to What You Sense During Prayer
Psalm 119:145; Acts 13:2–3; 16:6; 26:14–20

Be mindful of the sentiments with which our Lord inspires you during prayer, and act upon the desires He then gives you.

TERESA OF ÁVILA

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

12 Reasons People Leave a Local Church — ChurchLeaders

Even if you’re not in the middle of the battle, constant conflict wears out even the best church members.

Over the years of my ministry, I’ve talked to many people who chose to leave a church even though they still lived in the same area. Here are some of the primary reasons given for leaving (without commentary on the validity of each one):

  1. Relationship conflict. Somebody got mad at somebody else, and one (or both) of them decided to find another church.
  2. Weak preaching. A congregation will put up with a lot of poor leadership, but many—especially young people—will not long sit under poor preaching.
  3. Authoritarian leadership. Some leaders do not permit opposing views, and they expect everyone to follow in line. In turn, some members simply don’t stay under that leadership style.
  4. Poor children’s or students’ programming. Even though it’s not good, it’s one thing for adults to have little opportunities for growth; it’s another matter completely when our church provides little for our children and young people.
  5. Neglected pastoral care. Right or wrong, some church members give their pastors only one shot at pastoral care. If the pastor somehow neglects a need, members start looking elsewhere.
  6. Personal sin. Sometimes it’s easier to leave a church than to sit under preaching that convicts week after week after week…which also means it’s apparently easier to leave than it is to repent.
  7. Burnout. Members who are really faithful to a local church at times overcommit themselves based on the needs of the church. Few people are willing to admit they’re just worn out, so some will simply leave instead.
  8. No connectedness. Lonely church members—regardless of whether they’re lonely because the church is unfriendly or because they choose not to get involved—don’t usually commit for the long haul in a church.
  9. Congregational strife. Even if you’re not in the middle of the battle, constant conflict wears out even the best church members.
  10. Theological disagreement. Sometimes this difference is over actual theological beliefs, and sometimes it’s over moral right and wrong.
  11. Political positions. Granted, this reason is often more apparent during campaign seasons, but it happens.
  12. Perceived irrelevance. Members who think the preaching and teaching do not speak to the reality of their day-to-day lives will often seek that kind of teaching elsewhere.

I’ve written elsewhere about “Weak Reasons to Leave a Church” and “Better Reasons to Leave a Church.” Let me know your thoughts about all these discussions.

This article originally appeared here.

12 Reasons People Leave a Local Church — ChurchLeaders

October 9 Evening Verse of The Day

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97:10 Those who love God should share his hatred of evil (15:4; 139:21; Pr 8:13; Am 5:15; Zch 8:17; Rm 12:9).[1]

97:10 preserves the souls of His godly ones. Here the doctrine of eternal security is stated. Gratitude for such grace should motivate believers to holiness.[2]

97:10 — You who love the Lord, hate evil!

As our taste for the Lord and His loving, holy nature grows, our distaste for anything that dishonors and displeases Him should also grow. Our love for God should prompt us to help others love Him, too.[3]

97:10 You who love the Lord, hate evil. The two are moral correlatives—love for Jehovah and hatred of all that is contrary to Him. Those who pass this test are special objects of His preserving care.[4]

97:10. On the basis of this prospect, the psalmist instructed those who love the Lord to despise evil (cf. Prov. 8:13), that is, to live in faithful obedience to His righteous standards. By being faithful they will be delivered from the wicked.[5]

10. “Ye that love the Lord, hate evil.” For he hates it, his fire consumes it, his lightnings blast it, his presence shakes it out of its place, and his glory confounds all the lovers of it. We cannot love God without hating that which he hates. We are not only to avoid evil, and to refuse to countenance it, but we must be in arms against it, and bear towards it a hearty indignation. “He preserveth the souls of his saints.” Therefore they need not be afraid of proclaiming war with the party which favours sin. The saints are the safe ones: they have been saved and shall be saved. God keeps those who keep his law. Those who love the Lord shall see his love manifested to them in their preservation from their enemies, and as they keep far from evil so shall evil be kept far from them. “He delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.” It is not consistent with the glory of his name to give over to the power of his foes those whom his grace has made his friends. He may leave the bodies of his persecuted saints in the hand of the wicked, but not their souls, these are very dear to him, and he preserves them safe in his bosom. This foretells for the church a season of battling with the powers of darkness, but the Lord will preserve it and bring it forth to the light.[6]

10. Ye that love Jehovah, hate evil. Those that fear God are here enjoined to practise righteousness, as Paul says, “Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity,” (2 Tim. 2:19.) He shows from the very nature of God, that we cannot be judged and acknowledged to be his servants unless we depart from sin, and practise holiness. God is in himself the fountain of righteousness, and he must necessarily hate all iniquity, unless we could suppose that he should deny himself; and we have fellowship with him only on the terms of separation from unrighteousness. As the persecution of the wicked is apt to provoke us to seek revenge, and unwarrantable methods of escape, the Psalmist guards us against this temptation, by asserting that God is the keeper and protector of his people. If persuaded of being under the Divine guardianship, we will not strive with the wicked, nor retaliate injury upon those who have wronged us, but commit our safety to him who will faithfully defend it. This gracious act of condescension, by which God takes us under his care, should serve as a check to any impatience we might feel in abstaining from what is evil, and preserving the course of integrity under provocation.[7]

Ver. 10.—Ye that love the Lord, hate evil. The psalmist ends his strain with an exhortation to the faithful—an exhortation, first of all, to “hate evil.” God hates evil (Ps. 45:7); evil will separate them from God, evil will be their destruction. Therefore let them hate and abhor it. It is indifference to evil, that, more than anything else, lays men open to the assaults of Satan. He preserveth the souls of his saints. He (i.e. Jehovah) watches tenderly over the souls of his saints—his holy loving ones, and preserves them in being, keeps them from destruction, and delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.[8]

10. A rule is here given to judge of real love. If I love Jesus, I shall love his people. If I love him, I love what he loves, and hate what he hates. See an appeal of this kind to the Lord, much in point, Psalm 34:21, 22.[9]

97:10 Let those who love the Lord hate evil. Now the suppliant addresses the congregation and admonishes them to “hate evil,” which is a call for a radical change in their personal behavior (cf. Prov. 8:13). Since Zion and Judah’s villages recognize God’s “judgments” (or “laws”), they should hate evil as those laws require. Tate insists, and quite credibly, that the universal aspect of the psalms of the heavenly King “is secondary to their purpose of encouraging and empowering the people of Yahweh.” In the absence of a Davidic king, this community needed to be reassured that a greater King was on the throne.

for he guards the lives of his faithful ones. These are synonymous with “those who love the Lord,” at whose disposal God puts his protective resources and “delivers them from the hand of the wicked” (see 2 Tim. 2:19). The verb “delivers” is a Hebrew imperfect verb and implies that God has done this many times.[10]

Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked (v. 10). God’s people are called on to show both love and hatred—love for God himself, but hatred towards evil. The description of those who are in a close relationship with God as those who love him is also found concerning Abraham (Isa. 41:8, ‘friend’, Heb. ‘the one who loves me’). Protective care surrounds God’s ‘friends’, and he vindicates and delivers them from those who conspire against himself as well as against them.[11]

10 The practical outworking of the confession (v. 9) evidences itself in a profound realization of the kingdom of God on earth. The godly are “those who love the Lord.” They are wise in that they hate anything tainted by evil (cf. 1:1–2). They need not fear the day of the Lord’s appearance, because he will protect from the wicked “his faithful ones” (asîdāyw; see 4:3; cf. 30:4; 86:2), who have shown their “loyalty” to him.[12]


[1] Warstler, K. R. (2017). Psalms. In E. A. Blum & T. Wax (Eds.), CSB Study Bible: Notes (p. 903). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.

[2] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (2006). The MacArthur study Bible: New American Standard Bible. (Ps 97:10). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

[3] Stanley, C. F. (2005). The Charles F. Stanley life principles Bible: New King James Version (Ps 97:10). Nashville, TN: Nelson Bibles.

[4] MacDonald, W. (1995). Believer’s Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments. (A. Farstad, Ed.) (p. 697). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

[5] Ross, A. P. (1985). Psalms. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 1, p. 864). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

[6] Spurgeon, C. H. (n.d.). The treasury of David: Psalms 88-110 (Vol. 4, p. 197). London; Edinburgh; New York: Marshall Brothers.

[7] Calvin, J., & Anderson, J. (2010). Commentary on the Book of Psalms (Vol. 4, p. 67). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

[8] Spence-Jones, H. D. M. (Ed.). (1909). Psalms (Vol. 2, p. 330). London; New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.

[9] Hawker, R. (2013). Poor Man’s Old Testament Commentary: Job–Psalms (Vol. 4, p. 478). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

[10] Bullock, C. H. (2017). Psalms 73–150. (M. L. Strauss & J. H. Walton, Eds.) (Vol. 2, p. 187). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books: A Division of Baker Publishing Group.

[11] Harman, A. (2011). Psalms: A Mentor Commentary (Vol. 1–2, p. 710). Ross-shire, Great Britain: Mentor.

[12] VanGemeren, W. A. (2008). Psalms. In T. Longman III & D. E. Garland (Eds.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Psalms (Revised Edition) (Vol. 5, p. 729). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

Engrafted — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Have you experienced the futility of trying to produce spiritual fruit by your own efforts?


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

The state where I live is known for producing citrus fruit. There are thousands upon thousands of acres of all kinds and varieties. While there’s incredible crop diversity, most have one thing in common: they grow on sour lemon stock.

The best way to produce good quality fruit is to grow seedlings from sour lemon stock and then attach, by budding or grafting, material from trees that are known to be good producers.

While sour lemon stock may produce hearty trees, the fruit it produces is not edible. But when a graft or bud from sweet fruit is grafted just above the surface, sweet fruit begins to blossom. The old is gone and the new has come.,

In the same way, Jesus does this when we accept Him. We become a new creation. Life takes on new meaning and we begin to blossom into the people God created us to be. The more we engraft God’s Word into our hearts, the more we grow in Christ.

Have you experienced the futility of trying to produce spiritual fruit by your own efforts? If you redirect your energies to “engraft” Scripture into your life and meditate on it day and night, God’s Word will successfully bear good fruit in your life.

Lord, I am not what I used to be, but I’m still not what You created me to be. Help me to be engrafted to You through Your Holy Spirit so I may be more like You. Amen.

By John Grant
Used by Permission
John Grant is a former Florida State Senator and is a practicing attorney


Further Reading

 Understanding more about the Holy Spirit
•  Spiritual Oxygen: Are You Getting Enough?
•  Salvation Explained

Engrafted — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Trading Flaws for Grace — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

I don’t like myself when I mess up but I am reminded God’s grace is there for me and I can do better with His help. I want to do better.


I am flawed. Every day I miss the mark. Every day I lose patience and say things the wrong way which means I should not have said them at all.

I keep messing up. Last week I forgot to pray for someone I assured I would remember their prayer request. I saw her at church and the stress of her situation was written across her face and I was reminded that I need to pray. I was also reminded of my negligence.

I stand in the line at the grocery store and chit chat with the cashier or another person in line with me and forget to share the Lord in some way when God opens the door and gives me a moment to open my mouth and be a light in a dark world. When I get in my car and pull out of the parking lot I shake my head disappointed in myself because I let that moment slip out of my hands.

I have negative and critical thoughts about someone and then I am filled with guilt. I should know better. I do know better, and yet…there were those negative and critical thoughts exploding in my mind.

The list is endless.

There is bad news and there is good news.

Bad news: I have flaws and I mess up—consistently. I am not perfect. Not even close. Sometimes I am just a big mess.         

Good news: I am a sinner saved by grace. Then the good news gets even better. There is someone who is perfect. Jesus is the perfect one. He perfectly loves me every day. He loves me although I am flawed and when I miss the mark. I am desperate for this kind of love and He offers it to me freely every day.

I don’t like myself when I mess up but I am reminded God’s grace is there for me and I can do better with His help. I want to do better. God is patient with me and He continues to work in me to make me more like Him. This gives me hope. I am deeply thankful there is hope and grace for this flawed heart of mine.

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

By Kathy Cheek
Used by Permission


Further Reading

•  Fast Of Words: A Different Kind of Fast
•  How to Fall in Love with Jesus by Sylvia Gunter
•  Salvation Explained

Trading Flaws for Grace — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

October 9 Afternoon Quotes of The Day

Give Me 100 Preachers
Matthew 16:18

Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin, and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen, such alone will shake the gates of hell, and set up the kingdom of heaven upon earth.

JOHN WESLEY*

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

Three Things Needed for Peace
Job 22:21–22; Matthew 5:9; Luke 2:14; Romans 8:6

Three things are needful if a man would have peace with himself—(1) That he should submit himself wholly to God … (2) That he should ever guard his goodwill … (3) That he should regulate every motion of the mind and body according to wisdom.

THOMAS AQUINAS*

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

Physicist Victor Stenger debates William Lane Craig: Does God Exist?

WINTERY KNIGHT

This debate took place on March 1, 2010 at Oregon State University.

In this debate, Victor Stenger does affirm his belief that the universe could be eternal in his second rebuttal (1:02:30), thus denying the standard Big Bang cosmology. He also denies the law of conservation of energy and asserts that something can come from nothing in his concluding speech (1:33:50). He also caused the audience to start laughing when he said that Jesus was not moral and supported slavery. There is almost no snark in this summary. Instead, I quoted Dr. Stengerverbatim in many places. I still think that it is very entertaining even without the snarky paraphrasing.

The debate includes 30 minutes of Q&A with the students.

Here’s the video of the debate:

Dr. Craig’s opening speech:

  • The ontological argument
  • The contingency argument
  • The cosmological argument
  • The moral argument
  • The resurrection of Jesus (3-fact version)
  • Religious experience

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9 Oct 2021 News Briefing

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Israeli judge upholds ban on Jewish prayer at Al-Aqsa compound
An Israeli court has upheld a ban on Jewish prayer at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, overturning a lower court’s decision that had sparked fury among Palestinians and the Muslim world. Aryeh Lippo, an Israeli rabbi, was slapped with a two-week ban from the compound last month after praying there, but a Jerusalem court on Tuesday struck down the move, saying Lippo’s whispered prayer did “not violate police instructions”.

China-Taiwan tensions: Xi Jinping says ‘reunification’ must be fulfilled
China’s President Xi Jinping has said that “reunification” with Taiwan “must be fulfilled”, as heightened tensions over the island continue. Mr Xi said unification should be achieved peacefully, but warned that the Chinese people had a “glorious tradition” of opposing separatism. In response, Taiwan said its future lay in the hands of its people.

Two killed as Israeli airstrikes target T4 airbase near Homs, Syria – report
Syrian air defenses responded to alleged Israeli airstrikes targeting Syria’s T4 airbase near Homs, western Syria on Friday night, Lebanese news site Al-Mayadeen reported. Hezbollah and Iran hold a notable military presence at the airbase, according to Army Radio. Two members of pro-Iranian militias were killed in the attack…

‘China will lead the world and is on the Palestinians’ side,’ Fatah says
Fatah Central Committee member says Chinese “have said that they will accept whatever the Palestinians accept.” Calling Palestinians “messengers of peace,” he says, “We want to make Israel swallow the poison one drop at a time.” The Israelis, he said, are “sons of bitches,” “murderers,” and agents of instability, while the Palestinians are “messengers of peace.” China is going to lead the world, and it proclaims: ‘There can be no stability and progress without the liberation of Palestine,

ISIS claims Afghanistan suicide attack
The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization on Friday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a mosque in Afghanistan’s northeastern Kunduz province, Reuters reported, citing a statement from the group’s Telegram channels. Dost Mohammad Obaida, deputy police chief for Kunduz province, told The Associated Press that the “majority of them have been killed,” in reference to the victims.

Buchanan: Are China’s Threats To Taiwan A Bluff?
The U.S. State Department countered by issuing a stern statement warning Beijing about the adverse effect on regional “stability” of such “provocative military activity.” Yet even as the waves of Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense zone, President Joe Biden was reassuring Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida that the U.S. would defend the Senkakus from any Chinese attack. Controlled by Japan but claimed by China, the Senkakus are uninhabited rocks in the East China Sea. This is an unmistakable message to America that, about Taiwan, Beijing is serious. China is warning the U.S. and its allied and associated powers — Australia, Japan, India — that it will, in the last analysis, fight to prevent an independent Taiwan.

“Proceed With Caution At Your Own Peril” – Merck’s COVID ‘Super Drug’ Poses Serious Health Risks, Scientists Warn
according to a report published Thursday by Barron’s, some scientists are worried that the drug – which purportedly cut hospitalizations in half during a study that was cut short – could cause cancer or birth defects. So much for having a “strong safety profile,” as Dr. Scott Gottlieb claimed in an interview on the day Merck first publicized the research.

NASA launches a ‘planetary defense’ test aimed at redirecting an asteroid hazardous to Earth
NASA announced on Monday the upcoming launch of its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), which will evaluate technologies “for preventing a hazardous asteroid from striking Earth.” According to a report by The Washington Post, NASA is set to target and change the direction of the asteroid Didymos and its moonlet, which are close to the Earth. The “planetary defense” test will begin next month.

CNN sounds alarm on Biden’s poor poll numbers: ‘A very bad sign’
CNN sounded the alarm on President Joe Biden’s tanking poll numbers Friday, describing them as “not good” and a “very bad sign” as they continue to trend in the wrong direction. During a “New Day” segment focused on Biden’s polling troubles, CNN senior data reporter Harry Enten detailed Biden’s hemorrhaging support amongst all political affiliations, but specifically pointed to his massive loss of independents as the main reason his numbers are underwater.

Iran strikes sour note at interfaith conference
With leading Islamic scholars calling for an end to fanaticism and embracing dialogue, Iran’s representative at Kazakhstan event opts to focus on US sanctions.

Turkey, Egypt bristle at Israeli decision to allow Jewish prayer on Temple Mount
Turkey and Egypt issued statements Thursday condemning an Israeli court that a day earlier had ruled that Jews were allowed to pray silently on the Temple Mount.

Explosion in North Afghanistan mosque, 100 reportedly killed
Reportedly nearly 100 people were killed and dozens of others were wounded when a blast ripped through a Shia mosque in Afghanistan’s northeastern Kunduz province. According to reports, a suicide bomber was responsible for the blast. The attack occurred in Kunduz, north of Kabul. No group has claimed responsibility so far.

Strong M6.1 earthquake hits near Tokyo, Japan
A strong earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.1 hit near Tokyo, Japan at 13:41 UTC (22:41 LT) on October 7, 2021, at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). The USGS is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 62 km (38 miles), EMSC M5.9 at 80 km (50 miles).

Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Pakistan, killing at least 20 and injuring over 300
A shallow earthquake registered by Pakistan’s National Seismic Monitoring Centre (NSMC) as M5.9 hit near Harnai, Balochistan Province at 22:01 UTC on October 6, 2021 (03:01 LT, October 7). The agency is reporting a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles). The USGS registered it as M5.9 at a depth of 9 km (5.6 miles); EMSC M5.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

 Large planet wide movement — Earthquake activity increase across whole regions 
The large spread from the deep M7.3 this past week is now taking place. M5.9 to M6.0+ spreading out and away in all directions from the M7.3 deep location .

US State With Highest Vaccination Rate Hit by Virus Surge
Vermont, the state with the highest vaccination rate in the United States, is experiencing a CCP virus surge at levels not seen since the pandemic’s peak last winter.

Coal’s Resurgence: Futures Rally to Fresh Record Highs
This year, U.S. coal prices have staged a fierce comeback amid renewed global demand and supply cuts. As parts of Europe and Asia face a growing energy crisis, industry observers project that the fossil fuel’s gains could be extended into 2022, prompting more countries to increase production and shipments.

Dominos Fall As Germany’s Largest Ammonia Producer Slashes Output Amid Energy Crisis 
A natural gas shortage across Europe has created supply-chain shocks, as seen in the food industry, where problems continue to worsen. European natgas prices are at insane levels, triggering a domino effect of output reduction or closures of fertilizer plants on the continent.

Largest Human Trafficking Sting in Ohio History Nets 161, Including Democratic City Councilman
An Elyria City Council member was arrested Thursday as part of a statewide prostitution sting overseen by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

As A Bible Believing Christian, I Reject The COVID-19 Vaccine With its Aborted Fetal Tissue And The Vaccination Passport Mark Of The Beast Prototype 
Yesterday, pretend president Joe Biden falsely claimed yet again that vaccinated people cannot spread the COVID-19 coronavirus touting his administration’s implementation of vaccine mandates for federal workers and active-duty military and push to mandate large businesses when he made the questionable remarks.

WHO database reports over 2 million potential COVID jab injuries in 2021, vast majority in women 
The World Health Organization’s publicly accessible database recording reported potential side effects of medicinal products shows over 2 million cases of possible COVID vaccine injuries in 2021 alone, with 69 percent of the cases occurring in female patients.

Joy Behar Says Black People Should Trust the Vaccines Because ‘…the Experiment Has Been Done on White People’
The View cohost Joy Behar raised more than a few eyebrows while urging black people to get the vaccine. Behar said that black people shouldn’t have vaccine hesitancy because “…the experiment has been done on white people.”

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Clayton Missouri School District Is Using US AG Garland’s Son-In-Law’s Panorama Books Pushing CRT – Is Your District Too?
We have uncovered that the Clayton Missouri Board of Education is using the conterversial Panorama literature in the school district’s educational curriculum.  How many school districts around the country are paying for this racist garbage?

In Stunning Rebuke, Poland’s Top Court Rules Polish Law Takes Presedence Over The EU
In a stinging rebuke to Europe’s unelected bureaucrats, and a major escalation in the rule of law crisis between Warsaw and Brussels, Poland’s constitutional court ruled on Thursday that Polish law can take precedence over EU law amid an ongoing dispute between the European bloc and the eastern European member state

BBC: “Nearly 13% of hospital patients with confirmed Covid were unvaccinated.” You Mean, 87% Were Vaccinated?
To the BBC, this headline was best. “Covid-19 in Wales: A third of positive cases are unvaccinated.” Correctly translated, this means that at least 66% were vaccinated, but wait, there’s more! In the second paragraph, we learn that “Nearly 13% of hospital patients with confirmed Covid were unvaccinated.” So, 87% were vaccinated. But wait, there’s more!

China warns World War Three could be triggered ‘at any time
China has warned that World War Three could be triggered ‘at any time’ after it sent dozens of warplanes into Taiwan’s airspace. An article in the state-backed Global Times newspaper on Tuesday said that ‘collusion’ between the US and Taiwan was so ‘audacious’ that the situation ‘has almost lost any room for manoeuvre, teetering on the edge of a face-off.’ It claimed that the people of China were ready to back all-out war with the US, warning the island nation against ‘playing with fire’.

It Was A Con – White House Has No Idea When, or Even If, OSHA Will Ever Provide Rules to Support Legally Enforceable Worker Vaccine Mandate
On September 9th, Joe Biden made the announcement that all employers with more than 100 workers would be required to enforce a national worker vaccine mandate. The White House stated that OSHA would, “develop a rule that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated.”

Vietnam Veteran Reportedly Died From COVID-19 After Hospital Rejected Court Order to Treat Him With Ivermectin
An upstate New York hospital was so dead set against administering Ivermectin that they ended up with a dead patient.

The Whole World Is Watching Bill Gates Dream Of Forcing A Vaccine And Digital ID On Every Human Being Come True
Bill Gates actually announced the coming biometric digital identification we now know as the COVID-19 Vaccine Passport back in a talk given in March of 2020, that segment was edited out by the producers. That turned out to be a very wise move, because that gave the massive fear campaign they’ve been runnin non-stop time to do its work in convincing people that ‘normalcy’ cannot be achieved with receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, the various booster shots as well as the mandatory Vaccine Passport. We have that edited audio to play for you today, and so much more.

Workers who maintain supply chains issue bone-chilling warning every American needs to hear
Global experts in trade logistics, who know more about getting things from point A to point B than President Joe Biden does about ice cream, are asking authorities to simply let them do their jobs unrestrained after almost two years of coronavirus red tape.

Will 2021 Boast The Reddest October Ever?
..Recently the dragon has arisen–Red China, the communist world leader and belligerent nuclear superpower, openly bidding for world domination and a the destruction of all good people of every color, this time over the whole globe.

CLOWN SHOW: Pretend President Joe Biden Now Broadcasts From A Fake White House Stage Set Where He Faked Getting COVID-19 Booster Shot
How bad is pretend president Joe Biden’s mental decline and cognitive ability? It’s so bad that the White House was forced to created an entire fake White House stage set where Biden can easily be told what to say through ear buds, and utilize a covert series of hidden monitors for his daily script. Biden is basically a husk on digital life support and being used to make you think he is in charge when he clearly is not. Welcome to the real-life ‘Truman Show’, and there’s nothing funny about this one.

US Government Devolving Into Templar-Like Cult Seeking Pure Power 
In recent days, Joe Biden’s desultory performance as leader of the free world led to widespread repudiation, precipitated by abandonment of Afghanistan. Strangely, as his own influence wanes, a disreputable cadre appears, aka his mentally challenged cabinet. They descend like a pack of mad, foam-lipped dogs tearing into the Constitution and our Rights, aided by various Democrat lackeys.

Feds secretly order Google to track people who search for specific names, addresses and keywords
The federal government has covertly issued warrants requiring Google to give up user information on people searching for specific terms and information, generating concerns among privacy advocates that users may inadvertently be caught up in criminal probes at a higher frequency than once believed.

BREAKING: Sweden And Denmark Ban Use Of Moderna SpikeVax In Young People, Citing Myocarditis

The Swedish Public Health Agency revealed on Wednesday that it is recommending use of the Moderna SpikeVax be discontinued in young people born after 1991, citing serious cardiac issues incuding myocarditis and pericarditis. Denmark implemented a ban for people aged 12-17 the same week.

HORROR: Exclusive VIDEO Captures “Organism” From Vaxxed Soldier’s Body
Amanda is a military wife. Thanks to President Biden’s dictatorial vaccine order, her husband was forced to submit to the jab. Now, she claims they’ve seen all kinds of bizarre medical developments on him..they think they’ve found tiny metallic strings coming out of his body. They have a video which they believe shows one of those strings trying to wriggle out of tweezers back into his body. They also sent us photos of his blood cells, which allegedly show substantial damage.

Father Savvas Agioritis: What is to come for those who are vaccinated
The spiritual testimonies of several Priest-monks after taking the Covid-19 vaccine.

EXPLOSIVE VIDEO Emerges of Fauci and HHS Officials Plotting for ‘A New Avian Flu Virus’ to Enforce Universal Flu Vaccination (VIDEO)
Alex Jones of Infowars made a special broadcast on Monday night regarding an explosive video of Fauci with HHS officials and other health experts discussing how to enforce Universal Flu Vaccination in a summit organized by Milken Institute in Washington, DC last October 2019.

Prominent Doctor Misled Catholics on Aborted Baby Body Parts in the Pfizer COVID Vaccine
Project Veritas released video on Wednesday of a whistleblower at Pfizer who accused the pharmaceutical company of trying to hide the connection between its new COVID-19 vaccine and aborted babies.

Source: https://www.raptureready.com/2021/10/09/9-oct-2021/

Dawn Of “Global Tax” 136 Countries On BoardPosted: 08 Oct 2021 07:20 PM PDTA group of 136 countries has agreed to a global treaty that would tax large multinationals at a minimum rate of 15% and require companies to pay taxes in the countries where they do business.According to CNN, Estonia, Hungary, and — most notably — Ireland joined the agreement Thursday. It is now supported by all nations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the G20. The countries that signed on to the international treaty represent more than 90% of global GDP.Continue reading Dawn Of “Global Tax” 136 Countries On Board at End Time Headlines.
(NEW PODCAST) Supply Chain meltdown continues and new threats emerge from ChinaPosted: 08 Oct 2021 12:36 PM PDT(OPINION) In today’s segment, We discuss the increasingly global supply chain meltdown and shortages that are only continuing to get worse. We also discuss the recent conflict mounting between China and Taiwan with America caught in the middle with new threats coming from Beijing regarding the interference of the US. To watch or listen to the entire message click the link below:To watch the message click HERE
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Seattle braces for mass firing of police officers as hundreds have yet to show proof of being vaccinated.Posted: 08 Oct 2021 11:50 AM PDTAlready facing a staffing crisis, the Seattle Police Department is bracing for the possibility that hundreds of officers will fail to meet an Oct. 18 vaccination deadline.As of Oct. 6, 292 sworn personnel had yet to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination. That number is down from 354 on Tuesday. To add another layer of concern, Seattle PD Spokesperson Sgt. Randy Huserik confirmed to FOX 13 News that there are an additional 111 officers awaiting results of exemption requests.Continue reading Seattle braces for mass firing of police officers as hundreds have yet to show proof of being vaccinated. at End Time Headlines.

Weekend Snapshot · Oct. 9, 2021

“From The Patriot Post (patriotpost.us)”

Biden DOJ Goes to War Against Parents

THOMAS GALLATIN
Merrick Garland creates a task force to assist school boards facing parents objecting to CRT and masks.

Where Are All the Workers?

NATE JACKSON
Another disappointing jobs report is a big marker in a struggling economy.

Facebook ‘Whistleblower’ Frances Haugen: What Is Her Motive?

MICHAEL SWARTZ
“The version of Facebook that exists today is tearing our societies apart.”

Beware the Left’s ‘Regulation’ of Big Tech

DOUGLAS ANDREWS
When “whistleblowers” and Big Tech firms start begging for regulation, free-speech advocates had better ask “Why?”

The Virus of Biden’s Authoritarianism

NATE JACKSON
More Americans died of COVID in 2021 than 2020. Is that Joe Biden’s fault?

Fauci Moves the Goalposts Again

THOMAS GALLATIN
His job has devolved into little more than continuously feeding COVID panic.

Fake Hate Crime Spree

EMMY GRIFFIN
Real racism is cheapened by hoaxes and a biased media that has an ax to grind.

Behind Biden’s DOJ Threat Against Parents

THOMAS GALLATIN
Are AG Garland’s actions designed to bait some unstable parent into violent actions against school board members?

Did McConnell Get Rolled by Schumer?

DOUGLAS ANDREWS
Unless the Senate minority leader has a grand strategy that no one else is aware of, he inexplicably caved on the debt limit.

Would the U.S. Really Default?

LEWIS MORRIS
Debate over the debt ceiling inevitably contains dire warnings about consequences.

Has CRT Worn Out Its Corporate Welcome?

DOUGLAS ANDREWS
American companies are finally beginning to realize that a polarized workforce is bad for business.

Weaponizing the IRS to Invade Americans’ Privacy

THOMAS GALLATIN
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellin defends Joe Biden’s plan for expansive reporting requirements.

About That ‘Hostile’ Joe Biden Chant

MARK ALEXANDER
However offensive, this viral expression of discontent has significant implications.

The Left Unleashes Its Bathroom Bullies

DOUGLAS ANDREWS
In its desperation to pass Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion “free” spending bill, the Left has stooped to new lows.

Principled Policies, Not Big Government Socialism

ROBIN SMITH
That should be the GOP prescription for 2022, says the architect of the 1994 victory.

When Enemies Are Serious and America Is Not

HAROLD HUTCHISON
That’s when we can be certain that nothing but trouble is coming.

The Great National Divorce?

BRIAN MARK WEBER
Americans are seemingly more polarized than ever, leading to more talk of secession.

‘Transgender’ Experts Silenced by Rainbow Mafia

THOMAS GALLATIN
The New York Times refused an op-ed from experts who don’t toe the line on gender dysphoric children.

‘Can Men Get Pregnant?’

MARK ALEXANDER
Seriously, that’s a question some niche health publication considers legitimate.

Is Hollywood a Good Influence? Hardly

EMMY GRIFFIN
The rulers of the silver screen hold too much power and wealth to be redeemed anytime soon.

Ex-Border Security Chief Blasts Biden

THOMAS GALLATIN
Rodney Scott says the president knew exactly what would happen when he reversed Trump’s border policies.

Codifying the Collapse of the Demos’ Russian Collusion Conspiracy

MARK ALEXANDER
It was an ENTIRELY fabricated political lie scripted by Clinton, Obama, and their Leftmedia sycophants.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK“

DOJ wants you to think that Antifa is ‘just an idea’ and BLM riots are about ‘racial justice’ but parents who don’t want their kids taught CRT trash in school or to be abused with worthless mask mandates are insurrection soccer moms who pose a threat to democracy.” —Buck Sexton

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Florida Mom Gets Standing Ovation for Condemning ‘Anti-Biblical’ CRT, Calling for ‘Mass Exodus’ from Public Schools — Faithwire

A Florida mother received a standing ovation this week after she called for a “mass exodus” from the public school system, which she condemned for propping up “unbiblical” critical race theory.

The raucous applause happened Thursday, when Moms for Liberty spokeswoman Quisha King took part in a panel discussion, “Fighting Indoctrination on a National Scale,” during the Family Research Council’s annual Pray, Vote, Stand Summit.https://www.youtube.com/embed/igB51HtdiTM?start=7761&feature=oembed

“This is not going away,” she said at Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, Virginia. “The enemy has no chill. … These people are serious. They want to silence us and shut us down. I really think, at this point, the only thing to do is have a mass exodus from the public school system. That’s it.”

King’s comments come on the heels of parents questioning U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s instruction to the FBI and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to investigate alleged threats made against school board officials by parents who have taken issue with the use of critical race theory and other racially charged curricula in the classroom.

One prominent critic of Garland’s action is Asra Nomani, the vice president of investigations and strategy for Parents Defending Education. She argued the attorney general, whose son-in-law co-founded an education company that utilizes critical race theory, has “declared a war on parents.”

Nomani argued Panorama Education stands to benefit from Garland’s “outrageous silencing of parents who are challenging its data mining of K-12 students.” The education company, it should be noted, compiles social and emotional data from grade-school students. The surveys it conducts — known as social and emotional learning (SEL) monitoring — include race-based questionnaires and trainings on systemic oppression, white supremacy, unconscious bias, and intersectionality, according to the Washington Examiner.

She went on to call for hearings and an ethics investigation into the company and the potential conflict of interest it poses, noting that Fairfax County Public Schools in northern Virginia recently increased its contract with Panorama to $2.4 million.

King, for her part, argued Thursday critical race theory promotes the idea that the U.S. is an “intrinsically racist” country. She also asserted such teachings are counter-biblical.

“Everything about it is anti-biblical,” she said. “It is un-American, and it’s just a flat-out lie. It’s just not true. You cannot have a country that has been moving towards racial reconciliation literally from its beginnings — if you really, really dig into the history — and say that America is intrinsically racist. Those two things just don’t go together.”

Many parents, she added, don’t realize how woven into education critical race theory has become.

“I don’t think parents realize just how pervasive it is,” she said. “I know in Duval County [in Florida], I found critical race theory workshops and events as far back as 2011. So I think understanding that they are not kidding, this is not going away.”

This comes as more parents are opting to continue their children’s homeschooling education even as most public classrooms across the U.S. have reopened in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2019, roughly 2.5 million American students learned from home. Today, that number has doubled to nearly 5 million children. And in California alone, homeschooling applications tripled from last year to this year.

Florida Mom Gets Standing Ovation for Condemning ‘Anti-Biblical’ CRT, Calling for ‘Mass Exodus’ from Public Schools — Faithwire

DIABOLICAL: Fauci, HHS Officials Discuss Using New Virus From China To Enforce Universal Vaccines

Fauci, HHS officials discuss using new virus from China to enforce universal vaccines in footage. WATCH – from the horse’s mouth. Listen to the high prophet of pharma was discussing Fauci and HHS officials discuss viruses. In October 2019 , Fauci complains that releasing a vaccine the proper way takes way too long, at least 10 years.

Source: DIABOLICAL: Fauci, HHS Officials Discuss Using New Virus From China To Enforce Universal Vaccines