Daily Archives: May 10, 2022

Looking for Help | Today in the Word Devotional

When my youngest daughter was two, she received a cut on her cheek and needed stitches. As the doctor started to administer the medical care she needed, she looked at her mother and me with a pleading look. She wanted us to get her out of this rather strange and uncomfortable situation. When we are scared or in distress, we naturally look for someone who can help us. In Psalm 120, the poet is in a difficult situation. He is being attacked by “lying lips” and “deceitful tongues” (v. 2). Words are powerful. They can create hope and express joy. They can also cut and wound, creating strife and conflict. That is the scene here. While the Psalmist desires peace, his enemies lie to provoke war (v. 7). Lies and deception are difficult to combat. It is easy to feel helpless when we face opposition. What can be done? Psalm 121 serves as a kind of response to the plight described in Psalm 120. The Psalmist declares, “I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth” (vv. 1–2). Psalms 120 and 121 are part of the “Psalms of Ascent” (120–134). This group of psalms was written for pilgrims making their way to one of the annual festivals at the Temple in Jerusalem. So, when the Psalmist says that he lifts his eyes to the mountains, he is thinking of Jerusalem. He is looking to the Lord. The psalm ends with a promise of protection. God cares deeply for His people, and He will protect them (vv. 5–8). >> When we are in a tough situation, the Psalmist’s advice is powerful: “Lift up your eyes!” Look to God who created the universe and is able to meet our needs. There may be times when it is difficult for us to see how God is caring for us. But we can look to Him for help.

True Worship, Part 1 (#2) – Listen to Grace to You with John MacArthur, May 10, 2022

Where, and when, do you worship God? Does it happen primarily at church . . . and only when the music is playing? Is it an emotional experience . . . a rush of spiritual thoughts . . . a sense of closeness to God that’s hard to predict and sustain?

The Bible and its Story: “Praise Him With Organs”

‎In the last chant of all, joy is uplifted to a solemn, fervent, religious note, a fitting close to this most marvellous collection of inspired song. “Praise God,” it cries, “in his sanctuary,” that is, in the church of God. “Praise him in the firmament of his power.” Then it summons all the musical instruments to aid the chorus. “Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

‎“Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

‎“Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.”

‎These verses formed a favorite theme for the paintings of the great ancient masters. Many religious pictures represent this chorus of musical instruments. But the psalm itself rises beyond this; its last verse of all, closes the book with expanding, all-welcoming call, “Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.”

by Julius A. Bewer; Charles F. Horne

The Meaning of Covenant | Renewing Your Mind with R.C. Sproul

The history of redemption is shaped by the covenants that God has made. But what is a covenant? Today, R.C. Sproul delves into the biblical meaning of this important term and what it reveals about the Lord’s faithfulness to His promises.

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Moving from Guilt to Repentance, Part 1 – Listen to Pathway to Victory with Dr. Robert Jeffress, May 10, 2022

The Bible says that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. And as a result, our default status before God is guilty. So how can we redeem ourselves? Today onPathway to Victory, Dr. Robert Jeffress looks at one of the guiltiest characters in the Bible, King David, and follows his path to forgiveness.

May 10 Evening Verse of The Day

108:6 This verse quotes 60:5 verbatim.  

Save by The verb yasha’ (“to deliver” or “to save”) generally refers to deliverance from real hazards and problems.

answer me The word anah (“to answer” or “to reply”) is a common request in the psalms. It implicitly contains a request for God to react positively and willingly to the psalmist’s plea.[1]

Prayer (108:6)

Now he turns to petition. The country was under attack by enemy forces; the outlook was ominous. The supernatural strokes of success that Israel had so often experienced were strangely absent, therefore he implores the Lord to deliver His beloved ones by sending help to turn back the invaders.[2]

6. “That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.” Let my prayer avail for all the beloved ones. Sometimes a nation seems to hang upon the petitions of one man. With what ardour should such an one pour out his soul! David does so here. It is easy praying for the Lord’s beloved, for we feel sure of a favourable answer, since the Lord’s heart is already set upon doing them good: yet it is solemn work to plead when we feel that the condition of a whole beloved nation depends upon what the Lord means to do with us whom he has placed in a representative position. “Answer me, that thy many beloved ones may be delivered”: it is an urgent prayer. David felt that the case demanded the right hand of God,—his wisest, speediest, and most efficient interposition, and he feels sure of obtaining it for himself, since his cause involved the safety of the chosen people. Will the Lord fail to use his right hand of power on behalf of those whom he has set at his right hand of favour? Shall not the beloved be delivered by him who loves them? When our suit is not a selfish one, but is bound up with the cause of God, we may be very bold about it.[3]

Ver. 6.—That thy beloved (or, thy beloved ones) may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me. Absolutely identical with Ps. 60:5; but with a change in the connection which give the words a somewhat different bearing.[4]

108:6 help us. The Hebrew vowels give the reading “help me” (lit., “answer me”), which the Masoretes confirm in the margin of the text, and the first-person singular of the verbs in 108:1–5 is supportive of this reading. Other versions, however, have the first-person plural, “help us,” which agrees with the plural (“us/our”) of 108:11–13. A decision on the textual variants could go either way, and either makes sense. Yet our decision ought to be based on the literary nature of the second strophe. Note that the beginning and final verse (108:6 and 13) speak of the victory this community seeks, and that is the key: the second strophe is basically a community lament, thus the plural seems appropriate in 108:6, and the “I” of 108:1–5 is the corporate “I.”

those you love. These are the Israelites (Deut. 33:12; Jer. 11:15), and this petition, which opens the second strophe, suggests a bit of desperation in the community as the restoration is taking place.[5]


[1] Barry, J. D., Mangum, D., Brown, D. R., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Ritzema, E., Whitehead, M. M., Grigoni, M. R., & Bomar, D. (2012, 2016). Faithlife Study Bible (Ps 108:6). Lexham Press.

[2] MacDonald, W. (1995). Believer’s Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments (A. Farstad, Ed.; p. 719). Thomas Nelson.

[3] Spurgeon, C. H. (n.d.). The treasury of David: Psalms 88-110 (Vol. 4, p. 428). Marshall Brothers.

[4] Spence-Jones, H. D. M., ed. (1909). Psalms (Vol. 3, p. 15). Funk & Wagnalls Company.

[5] Bullock, C. H. (2017). Psalms 73–150 (M. L. Strauss & J. H. Walton, Eds.; Vol. 2, p. 277). Baker Books: A Division of Baker Publishing Group.

“Be of Good Cheer” — VCY America

In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)

My Lord’s words are true as to the tribulation. I have my share of it beyond all doubt. The flail is not hung up out of the way, nor can I hope that it will be laid aside so long as I lie upon the threshing floor, How can I look to be at home in the enemy’s country, joyful while in exile, or comfortable in a wilderness? This is not my rest. This is the place of the furnace, and the forge, and the hammer. My experience tallies with my Lord’s words.

I note how He bids me “be of good cheer.” Alas! I am far too apt to be downcast. My spirit soon sinks when I am sorely tried. But I must not give way to this feeling. When my Lord bids me cheer up I must not dare to be cast down.

What is the argument which He uses to encourage me? Why, it is His own victory. He says, “I have overcome the world.” His battle was much more severe than mine. I have not yet resisted unto blood. Why do I despair of overcoming? See, my soul, the enemy has been once overcome. I fight with a beaten foe. O world, Jesus has already vanquished thee; and in me, by His grace, He will overcome thee again. Therefore am I of good cheer and sing unto my conquering Lord.

“Be of Good Cheer” — VCY America

Give Thanks in All Circumstances? — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18


Life is full of challenges and some of you are in the midst of one right now. Maybe like the Israelites in Psalm 107 you’ve gone from one difficult period to another. They were hungry and thirsty wanderers in the desert, prisoners in chains, sailors reeling in terror at the furious storm…each time they cried out to the Lord and He saved them. Remembering this, they are encouraged to “give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.”

We are encouraged to give thanks in everythingnot for everything. Some things are plain evil and It wouldn’t be realistic to give thanks for them. But we can give thanks “in” them. How?

Thank you, Jesus, that you know all about this.

Thank you, that  you are with me in this.

Thank you that you are holding my hand as we   walk through it together.

Thank you that you are acting in love even now “for your love endures forever”

I’ve found that as I look back on that difficult time, I marvel how God has lovingly brought me through it. And he will do the same for you.

Father, I can thank you in everything for your plans for me are plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11)

By Helen Lescheid
Used by Permission


Further Reading

 I am Thankful for…

•  I am Thanking You right NOW

•  Salvation Explained

Give Thanks in All Circumstances? — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

The Bible and its Story: The Universal Song

The last five psalms each open with the cry Hallelujah, that is “Praise ye the Lord.” The hundred and forty-eighth is specially happy in the universality with which it summons all creation to join the chant.

‎“Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.

‎“Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.”

‎Later it calls, “Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:

‎“Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

‎“Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:

‎“Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl;

‎“Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:

‎“Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:”

‎“Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.”

by Julius A. Bewer; Charles F. Horne

Heidelminicast: Heidelberg Catechism 81—Who Are To Come To The Lord’s Table? — The Heidelblog

The Heidelberg Catechism is one of the most beloved and well used catechisms to emerge from the sixteenth and seventeenth century Reformation. Published in its final form in 1563, the catechism has been used by millions of Christians to teach the faith to children and adults alike. Arranged in 52 Lord’s Days (Sundays) the catechism takes the Christian through the basics of the Christian faith (our creation, fall, redemption, new life in Christ, and glorification). It explains the Apostles’ Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer. It is a treasure. To encourage listeners and readers, we expect to post one question and answer a day on the HB. If you are subscribed to the Heidelcast or the Heidelblog (see below) you will receive these episodes automatically.

Heidelminicast: Heidelberg Catechism 81—Who Are To Come To The Lord’s Table? — The Heidelblog

10 May 2022 News Briefing

China: Sky mysteriously turns red, just like Joel’s End-days prophecy
Fear of Apocalypse Spreads in Chinese City. Footage from the port city of Zhoushan near Shanghai shows the sky turned blood-red under thick layers of fog. Local residents panicked that the end of days had arrived and called the red sky a bad omen for China.

Surgeon Aims to Perform the First Successful Womb Transplant on a Transgender Patient
The New Delhi-based Indian surgeon intends to attempt the world’s first womb transplant for a male-to-female transgender patient. Proponents of the procedure view Kaushik as a seminal figure promoting the scientific initiative toward gender affirming medical treatments. Opponents, however, herald the forthcoming procedure as another advancement of transhumanism by the hands of the technocatic elite.

From Court-Packing To Leaking To Doxxing: White House Yields To National Rage Addiction
It is a defining moment for his presidency that, even in the face of such a disgraceful and unethical act, the President cannot muster the courage to condemn it.

Biden to meet Jordanian King, discuss Middle East
Biden is set to meet with Jordan’s King Abdullah II later this week, a source familiar with the meeting said on Monday,
Middle East regional issues are expected to dominate the meeting, the report said.

IDF opens largest training drill in Israeli history
As tensions boil over in the West Bank amid a string of deadly terrorist attacks in Israel, the IDF launched the largest exercise in its history on Sunday. Thousands of soldiers and reservists will take part in the drill, dubbed “Chariots of Fire,” including the air force, navy and regular and reserve forces.

Lapid: Israel doesn’t need permission from the US to build in settlements
srael doesn’t need permission from the United States to build in West Bank settlements, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid told reporters in the Knesset. “Israel is a sovereign state and does not ask for permission to operate in its territory,” Lapid said.

Somali whistleblower speaks out on Feeding Our Future case
“During COVID, it was a bad time because people in the Somali community lost their jobs,” Abdi explained. “Most of them were just home and struggling. It was a very tight economic situation.” During a time of need,… he noticed something unusual taking place in the year 2020. He said members of the Somali community were flaunting cash and luxury items on social media. Abdi’s suspicions climaxed when he saw a bride receiving a tray of gold during a wedding in the Twin Cities. “All of a sudden, there was like a boom and people were buying very expensive homes. “Then people started showing off expensive cars, money, equipment and other things. He said those showing off expensive purchases were connected to Twin Cities nonprofit Feeding Our Future.

Russia parades nuclear missiles through Moscow
Nuclear missiles, along with their remaining tanks, were paraded in Moscow’s Red Square. The parade, which marked Russia’s 77th annual Victory Day, also featured a giant thermonuclear missile and smaller Iskander-M missile launchers.

Knesset Committee greenlights police usage of facial recognition software
The Knesset Law committee approved a bill entitled “Law to correct the police authority” designed to enable facial recognition cameras against civilians and “identifying vehicles on the streets,”

Russia’s space chief threatens Russian nukes would destroy NATO in half-hour
“In the nuclear war, NATO countries will be destroyed by us in half an hour,” Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin said in a post on the Telegram app on Sunday. “But we must not allow it, because the consequences of the exchange of nuclear strikes will affect the state of our Earth.”

Firebomb Crashes Through Window of Pro-Life Headquarters, Threatening Message Left on Building
The headquarters of a Wisconsin pro-life group was vandalized early Sunday in an attack that appears to be linked to the possibility that the Supreme Court could overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion “Somebody vandalized and … threw Molotov cocktails into Wisconsin Family Action’s … Madison office

Roe Leak Explodes in Dems’ Faces – 1st Poll After SCOTUS Report Shows GOP Lead Soars, Tied for 25-Year High
According to a poll from CNN/SSRS taken between May 3-5, Republicans hold a 7 percent lead over the Democrats in the generic ballot, 49 percent to 42 percent.

State AG Drops Bad News for Pro-Abortion Mobs Looking to Storm Churches
Amid threats to Catholic churches by pro-abortion forces that have been enraged that the Supreme Court could overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion, Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares has issued a warning.
“I deeply respect the First Amendment rights of speech and assembly. But no one has the right to interfere with the fundamental and natural right of all Virginians to practice their religion in peace,” he said in a statement.

Elon Musk Tweets Mysterious ‘If I Die’ Message, Leaves People Speculating Clintons or Russians Out to Get Him
Elon Musk exercised his ability to set Twitter aflame Sunday night by posting a cryptic tweet about his own death. “If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowin ya,” Musk tweeted. The subject of unexpected deaths immediately focused Twitter on the theory that Hillary and former President Bill Clinton were … out to get Musk.

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits near the coast of Taiwan
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit near the northeastern coast of Taiwan at 06:23 UTC on May 9, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 27 km (16.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles).

Very rare tornado hits Assam, India 
A low-intensity tornado hit the district of Barpeta, Assam, India on May 7, 2022, damaging 7 huts.
The tornado started from the banks of the Brahmaputra river, which flows close to Rowmari village, and remained restricted to a small area. While northern India is prone to tornadoes, this event was described by meteorologists as very rare.

West Virginia declares a state of emergency due to significant flooding 
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice declared the State of Emergency for Cabell, Putnam, and Roane counties on May 7, 2022, due to heavy rainfall that caused significant local flooding. On May 8, the declaration was expanded to include the counties of Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Marion, Monongalia, Harrison, Taylor and Tucker.

Glacial lake outburst flood destroys Hassanabad bridge linking Pakistan and China 
A glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) from the Shishaper Glacier in Pakistan swept away the Hassanabad Bridge in Hunza on the Karakoram Highway linking Pakistan and China. The event took place on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

URGENT: Prudential Financial – the largest US insurer – is ending its Covid vaccine requirement
Whether you are an employee, contractor, or visitor, you will no longer need a Covid vaccine to walk into a Prudential Financial building as of June 6. Hmm. Sounds like Prudential doesn’t see much benefit in mRNA vaccines for Covid.

German Interior Minister: Citizens should start hoarding emergency supplies
Against the background of the Ukraine war, Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser advised citizens to take survivalist precautions in the event of a crisis. In 2019, mainstream Christian Democratic Union members who supported survivalist networks, were however denounced as “neo-Nazis”.

Shock Video: Biden-Endorsed Plan Literally Has Girls Across US Removing Their Breasts 
Grossman detailed the exchange in City-Journal magazine, explaining that a growing number of girls as young as 13 are having “top surgery” in order to appear more masculine.

Millions of Tons of Grain Stuck in Ukraine amid Fears of Global Food Crisis

A United Nations director has warned there are millions of tons of grain stuck in Ukraine as Russia’s war disrupts food production.

UNKNOWN hepatitis strain found in 169 vaccinated children from 11 countries 
The World Health Organization has put out a global health emergency alert, indicating that it received reports of 169 cases of acute hepatitis in children that are not related to previously known types of the disease.

REVEALED: Zelensky Was Offered a Peace Deal to Prevent War, But Rejected It | The Truthseeker
This may end up being one of the most extraordinary revelations of this entire conflict so far: One of the main grievances Russia had with Ukraine was the fact that it was being groomed for NATO membership-a national security risk which Moscow deemed as completely unacceptable.

Israeli data shows 25% spike in emergency heart problems among “fully vaccinated” young adults
The latest data out of Israel shows that the COVID-19 vaccination was “significantly associated” with a 25 percent spike in emergency medical services for heart problems in young adults (16-39 years old). The 2021 EMS data was compared to years 2020 and 2019 and was peer-reviewed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Walgreens starts RATIONING baby formula as supply chain crunch hits new parents | Daily Mail Online
A national shortage of baby formula brought on by pandemic-related supply-chain issues has forced US retailers such as Walgreens to ration the all-important product.

Carlson: ‘This Is the Point Where We’re Just Going to Have to Draw the Line — No, Joe Biden, You Can’t Have a Federally Funded Ministry of Truth’
Thursday, FNC host Tucker Carlson decried recently unveiled efforts from the Biden administration to crack down on so-called disinformation through the use of the federal government’s power.

Biden administration tells us a man is a woman: should it be running a ‘disinformation board’?
To get an idea of how badly truth will fare in the hands of our elites, consider these two recent media stories.

On Europe Day 2022, Emmanuel Macron Stuns By Calling For Creation Of A New European Political Body To Rival The European Union And With More Power

…Emmanuel Macron used today to call for the creation of a new European political group with real power, with him ostensibly as its leader.

France Announces Digital Identity App Days After Macron Re-Election
The French government has announced the creation of a new digital identity app for citizens to access private and public services, in line with a broader push for digital identity systems in Europe.

Dr Vernon Coleman: The truth about Children, Hepatitis & the Covid-19 Vaccine
The World Health Organization has issued a ‘global alert’ about a new form of severe hepatitis affecting children. The alert came after the UK Government announced it was launching an urgent investigation after detecting higher than usual rates of liver inflammation (hepatitis) among children, after having ruled out the common viruses that cause the condition.

Former Canadian General Captured By Russians Was In Charge Of Biolab In Ukraine 
Russian armed forces arrested disgraced Canadian General Trevor Cadieu in Mariupol. Russian sources often refer to Trevor Cadieu as Trevor Kadier or Trevor Cadier.  At the beginning of this month, Russians said they captured Cadieu at the Azovstal iron and steel factory during the Siege of Mariupol.  He is currently in Moscow awaiting trial.

U.S. Pushes Fake Stories To Goad Russia Into Escalation
The geniuses (not) at the National Security Council want to goad Russia into direct attacks on U.S. forces or interests. That would give the U.S. an excuse to further escalate the war in Ukraine into an open confrontation. It would also diverts the attention away from domestic problems.

SIX REASONS WHY THERE WILL NOT BE A 2022 MIDTERM ELECTION
Don’t look over here, look over there. Don’t worry about stolen elections that will give the Democratic Party Bolsheviks unlimited power over the country, look instead at Roe v Wade, transgender athletes, fake charges of racism, Ukraine, celebrities slapping celebrities…etc. Don’t look at what is truly being used to control you, fake elections, look at all the distractions.

New Bill Threatens Jail Time for Supplement Companies – Alliance for Natural Health USA
Sen. Dick Durbin has launched his supplement attack by introducing his “Dietary Supplement Listing Act of 2022” with Senator Mike Braun (R-IN). This bill threatens your ability to access the supplements you rely on to stay healthy. We need to send a strong message to Congress that this is bad for consumers, bad for health, and bad for the economy.

HUGE UPDATE: Tech Giants Are Censoring, Blacklisting and Banning Posts on the “2000 Mules” Ballot Trafficking Documentary Across Social Media Platforms
..It should not be a surprise that the Tech Giants are censoring this movie. After all, it exposes once again that EVERYTHING the Tech Giants have been promoting about the 2020 election has been a complete lie.

Source: https://www.raptureready.com/2022/05/10/10-may-2022/

Headlines – 5/10/2022

Jordanian king expected to meet Biden at White House over Temple Mount tensions

Israel denies agreement with Jordan to expand Waqf staff on Temple Mount

Lapid: Israel doesn’t need permission from the US to build in settlements

Over 3,000 new homes approved for Jerusalem

PA: Sovereignty over Jerusalem, holy sites belongs to ‘State of Palestine’

Biden considering visit to Palestinian hospital in east Jerusalem – report

World Bank: Despite growth, ‘precarious’ Palestinian economy needs more aid

IDF opens largest training drill in Israeli history – “Chariots of Fire” is taking place one year after it was postponed and is set to last the entire month

Israel considering military op in Jenin or Gaza in response to terror wave – reports

Israeli security forces arrest 15 in Judea and Samaria counter-terror operations

IDF believes Hamas not driving terror spate, but ‘riding the wave’

Israel said prepping teams to carry out targeted killings of Hamas leaders abroad

Police round up hundreds of Palestinians in Israel illegally after Elad attack

Haredi lawmaker says his dream is to ‘blow up’ the Supreme Court

As Knesset reopens, bloodied coalition insists unity can keep it alive

Knesset reopens with government teetering, opposition seeking to bring it down

Meeting with coalition chiefs amid crisis, Bennett vows government won’t fall

Khaled Kabub sworn in as Israeli Supreme Court’s first Muslim justice

A rival sits out Lebanon’s election. Now Hezbollah could fill the void

Saudis Say Former Lebanese PM ‘Surrendered to Hezbollah’ in Election Withdrawal

Army nabs three gun-smuggling suspects on Lebanon border

World Bank approves $150 mln food security loan for Lebanon: Minister

Pope Francis postpones Lebanon visit over knee ailment

Queen Elizabeth pulls out parliament opening because of ‘episodic mobility problems’

Sri Lanka’s unions begin ‘Week of Protests’ as economic crisis deepens

Sri Lankan prime minister resigns after weeks of protests

Iran says EU nuclear negotiator to visit this week

China says it conducted exercises near Taiwan

Saudi Arabia’s King and Crown Prince congratulate Putin on ‘Victory Day’ anniversary

Ukrainian president Zelensky says ‘evil is reborn’ as Europe marks VE Day

Zelenskyy on Victory Day: Russia adopting Nazi philosophy, Putin imitating Hitler

White House: Putin celebrates Nazi defeat while committing ‘war crimes’ in Ukraine

‘No place for hangmen, executioners or Nazis’: Putin ties Ukraine invasion to WWII

Putin says Russia fighting for motherland in Ukraine in Victory Day speech

‘West was preparing to invade our land,’ Putin says at Victory Day parade

Putin accuses the West of backing threats of ‘nuclear war,’ provoking Ukraine conflict

Putin’s ‘Victory Day’ Parade Appearance Renews Speculation About His Health

Macron: Putin’s stance ‘warlike’, no peace through ‘humiliation’ of Russia or Ukraine

US official slams Putin, fears ‘long-term conflict’ between Russia and Ukraine

Biden Signs Ukraine ‘Lend-Lease’ Bill to Speed Military Aid in Sharp Rejoinder to Putin

US Congress Plans Nearly $40 Billion More for Ukraine, COVID Aid to Wait

Biden tells top national security officials leaks about intelligence sharing with Ukrainians must stop

Leaks raise concern Ukraine will spill into US-Russia proxy war

Ukraine school bombing just the latest alleged atrocity as Russia pummels towns and cities across eastern Donbas region

Fears of False Flag Operation Grow as Russia Claims Ukraine Poised for Chemical Weapons Attack

Pentagon: Some Russian Troops ‘Refusing to Obey Orders’ in War With Ukraine

Ukraine mocked Russia’s ‘Victory Day’ by holding a ‘parade’ of captured Russian tanks

Russia’s military-industrial complex in panic over low salaries, mass layoffs

Rebel Editors at Pro-Putin Newspaper Mock ‘Paranoid Dictator’

Russian Ambassador Sergei Andreev doused with red paint by protesters in Poland

Russian oil boss dies ‘from toad poisoning’

Germany prepares crisis plan for abrupt end to Russian gas

US gas prices back near record highs, hammering motorists

Gas prices hit new all-time high as EU considers blocking Russian oil, Biden keeps restrictions

25 Million Ton Backlog of Grains Blocked From Being Exported out of Ukraine: UN Food Agency

Dow falls more than 600 points, S&P 500 tumbles below 4,000 to the lowest level in a year

Bitcoin’s price is now 50% down from its peak as the crypto plunge continues

40% of bitcoin investors are now underwater, new data shows

Tech giants lost more than $1 trillion in value in the last three trading days

Hunter Biden working with Hollywood lawyer to investigate laptop leak: Report

Hollywood lawyer paid off over $2M of Hunter Biden’s delinquent taxes

GOP Sens Seek DOJ Official’s Recusal in Hunter Biden Tax Probe

In Georgia Governor’s Race, Perdue Hits Kemp for $1.5 Billion to Soros-Linked Company

Mike Lindell Calls Kemp, Raffensperger, and Carr the ‘Triple Crown of Crime’

Biden’s new WH press secretary claimed Trump, Ga. Gov. Kemp ‘stole’ elections

Missouri Senate Passes Election Integrity Bill – Bans Drop Boxes, Ballot Harvesting and Zuckerbucks – Requires Photo ID for Voting

Wisconsin Election Commission Takes Down Voter Roll List and Voting History of 7.2 Million Voters After Release of “2000 Mules” Documentary

FOX News Would Not Allow Catherine Engelbrecht to Mention Her Movie “2000 Mules” When She Went on With Tucker Carlson

New WH Press Secretary Called Previous Elections With GOP Wins ‘Stolen’

Former AG Eric Holder Says Trump Should Be Indicted, in Reversal of Previous Stance: ‘He Has To Be Held Accountable’

Colorado Election Officials Resorting to Bulletproof Vests Amid Fears of Midterm Violence

Philippines Asserting ‘poll fraud’, protesters reject Marcos victory at Comelec HQ in Manila

An MEP has accused EU Bureaucrats of trying to “denationalise” politics with a globalist leaning rewrite of the bloc’s election system

DOJ notes show FBI panic after Trump tweet accusing Obama of spying on campaign

President of Ireland Says Musk Relaxing Twitter Censorship Would Be ‘Dangerous Narcissism’

Attorneys General sue Biden over suppression of free speech

Anthony Fauci Rails Against the ‘Normalization of Untruths’ in Commencement Speech

Biden FDA Chief Insists “Misinformation” is Impacting Life Expectancy in the US

Rand Paul: The ‘Government Is Largely Disseminating Disinformation’

FCC commissioner says Biden’s ‘disinformation board’ is ‘unconstitutional’ – 20 Republican-led states threaten legal action against DHS

Commentary: The Biden Administration’s ‘Disinformation’ Board Is A Tool Straight From Soviet Russia’s KGB

US-Israeli cyber firm uncovers ‘massive’ Chinese-backed industrial espionage ring

Israel’s Government to Submit Law Permitting Facial Recognition Cameras in Public Spaces

Sky over Chinese city turns blood red and triggers panic among locals – China explained that the strange colouration was not man-made but the result of natural light refraction

NASA reveals 1,600-foot asteroid will make ‘close approach’ to Earth in six days

NASA’s InSight lander records ‘monster earthquake’ on Mars

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits near the coast of Taiwan

6.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Lorengau, Papua New Guinea

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near El Hoyo, Argentina

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Madang, Papua New Guinea

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near south of the Kermadec Islands

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits the Scotia Sea

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Toba, Japan

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands region

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Ambon, Indonesia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Yonakuni, Japan

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island

Preliminary 3.3 magnitude quake jolts South Carolina

Ruiz volcano in Colombia erupts to 27,000ft

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 24,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 24,000ft

Feugo volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 14,000ft

Semeru volcano in Indonesia erupts to 14,000ft

Alaska landslide cuts off road access to residents, tourists

Disaster emergency declared amid ice jam flooding in Alaska

Glacial lake outburst flood destroys Hassanabad bridge linking Pakistan and China

Pakistan Dramatic footage shows enormous bridge crumbling amid raging floodwaters

West Virginia declares a state of emergency due to significant flooding

Very rare tornado hits Assam, India

Homes evacuated after wildfire breaks out near Ness Ziona amid high winds in Israel

It’s not even summer, and California’s two largest reservoirs are at ‘critically low’ levels

Bodies surfacing in Lake Mead recall mob’s time in Las Vegas

Record-challenging heat to expand across 2,000-mile stretch from Texas to Maine

‘It’s just not good.’ Experts describe the dire situation in Texas as they battle record-breaking temperatures and raging fires

Thousands of Austin residents experience power outage during spring heat wave

Severe heat wave kills dozens in India and Pakistan in a “snapshot” of what’s to come from climate change, expert says

Poll: Voters More Concerned About Gas Prices than Climate Change

Energean Discovers Gas off Israel’s Shore near Karish and Tanin Fields

Ecuador prison riot leaves 43 dead in latest bloody episode – Sixth deadly prison massacre in country fueled by rival drug gangs since the beginning of 2021, bringing death toll to nearly 400

Los Angeles woman admits to killing her three children on Mother’s Day with assistance of teen son: report

Keith Olbermann spends Mother’s Day attacking mom for choosing to homeschool her children

Tucker: Modern liberals hate Christianity, not because it’s repressive, but because they are

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro Tries a New PR Campaign: Going Woke

Ghislaine Maxwell’s Sentence Reduced, Judge Points to ‘Repetitive’ Nature of Guilty Counts

Target Launches ‘Gender Affirming’ Products Including Chest Binders And ‘Packing Underwear’

Alabama law criminalizing gender transition surgery, drugs for minors takes effect

Disney Star Tom Hiddleston: Making Loki Bisexual a ‘Small Step,’ Still ‘Further to Go’

Disney-Marvel ‘Doctor Strange’ Star Benedict Cumberbatch Leads Shrill Pro-Abortion Sketch as SNL Host

Satanic Temple to argue abortion is ritual in legal challenges to states that put up hurdles to procedure

Actress Rosanna Arquette: ‘Satanic’ SCOTUS Seeking to ‘Traffic Babies’

Pelosi fires back at Newsom’s criticism of Dem Party, says abortion rights a ‘constant fight’

Pelosi lauds protesters using ‘righteous anger’ to ‘march and mobilize,’ as Supreme Court set to overturn Roe

After Justifying Harassment, White House Finally Condemns Threats Against Supreme Court Justices

White House: Vandalism of Catholic Churches and Pro-Life Centers ‘Unacceptable’ but ‘We Understand the Passion’

Barr on SCOTUS Home Protests: ‘Federal Crime’ to Go to Judge’s Residence to Influence Decisions

DOJ silent on abortion protests at justices’ homes despite federal law prohibiting ‘pickets’ to influence case

Senators quickly pass bill to expand security for families of Supreme Court justices

Reports: Justice Samuel Alito Moved to Undisclosed Location

Protests at Justice Kavanaugh’s home ‘one of the scariest things I’ve ever witnessed,’ says reporter – demonstrations an ‘attempt at intimidation’

Nolte: Protests of Roe’s End Were Pitiful Compared to Backlash over Trump’s Election, George Floyd

Arson of Pro-Life Group’s Office Not Being Investigated as Terrorism: Police

MSNBC Guest Says She Wants to ‘Make Sweet Love’ to SCOTUS Leaker, and ‘Joyfully Abort Our Fetus’

MSNBC guest jokes Justice Alito would ‘sell babies’ if he could

Democrats’ Bill to Codify ‘Roe’ and Abortion Omits the Word ‘Woman’

Ted Cruz Admits ‘More Than A Few Republican Senators’ Are Nervous About Electoral Implications of Overturning Roe

Law enforcement may fully unleash its data collection tools on abortion

Lightfoot: $500,000 in Funding for Abortions for Non-Chicagoans Is ‘a Down Payment’

Actress Jameela Jamil encourages abortion so men can avoid ‘lifelong fatherhood and child support payments’

Bette Midler Says ‘Every Woman and Girl’ Should Take a Knee During National Anthem

Writers Guild Suggests Hollywood Abandon Productions in Pro-Life States

Michigan’s abortion ban is draconian and should be vacated, attorney general says

Idaho Lt. Gov. McGeachin calls for special session to remove all exceptions from abortion ‘trigger law’

The Supreme Court Leak Was an Unplanned Complication for Pregnancy Centers

New drug could ‘switch off’ genes that trigger deadly brain tumors

Connecticut man suffers from deadly brain infection caused by Powassan virus after he was bit by a tick

Editor of the British Medical Journal tells the FDA about Serious Concerns over Pfizer Trial Data Integrity And the lack of FDA oversight

Rare cases of COVID returning pose questions for Pfizer pill

Ron Johnson opens probe into CDC tracking Americans through phone data – Johnson said the tracking “really raises some very serious constitutional issues”

Videos of People Dragged Into Quarantine Censored in China

Gregory Copley: China’s ‘Civil War’ Fought Through Lockdowns

South Africa Covid positivity rate nears record amid Omicron spread

COVID Positivity Tops 20% in Hot NYC Neighborhood as 5th Wave Intensifies

Susan Rice is the latest member of Biden’s inner circle to test positive for COVID-19

Netizens Slam Justin Trudeau for Not Wearing Mask in Ukraine with 35% Jab Rate But Wears Mask in Canada with Almost 90% Jab Rate Because “Science”

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Mid-Day Snapshot · May 10, 2022

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THE FOUNDATION

“The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.” —Alexander Hamilton (1775)

IN TODAY’S DIGEST

FEATURED ANALYSIS

Democrats Push Radical Abortion Law

The Senate is poised to vote on a bill meant to codify the “right” about to be lost with overturning Roe.

Nate Jackson

We suppose the good news is that Democrats have discovered that laws should not be written by a majority of nine robed jurists but by the people’s elected representatives. The bad news is, now that Democrats seem to have lost Roe v. Wade, they’re looking to pass constitutionally dubious federal legislation to codify the “right” to an abortion, usurping state authority (again) and putting millions of babies’ right to life back on the chopping block.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer promised a Wednesday vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act, which already passed the House in September. “We are focused like a laser on getting this vote shortly and on the 2022 elections,” Schumer said last week. He added: “Every American is going to see which side every senator stands. A vote on this legislation is not an abstract exercise. This is as urgent and real as it gets.”

Indeed it is. It was bad enough that seven judicial despots wiped out the state laws of 50 states in discovering a “right” to abortion — followed by the deaths of more than 60 million babies since 1973. Now Schumer wants 50 senators to do the same, and he and most other Democrats are even willing to eliminate the filibuster to make it happen. (It was filibustered in February already, and at most 49 current senators support it.)

“Just how radical is the WHPA?” asks National Review’s John McCormack. “Let us count the ways.” Here’s his list: “The WHPA creates a right to abortion through all nine months of pregnancy; The WHPA would strike down almost all state laws on abortion, including parental-consent and parental-notification laws; The WHPA would gut conscience protections; The WHPA creates a right for non-doctors to perform abortions, even after viability.”

So why vote on this radical bill if it’s doomed? Schumer thinks laying down such a marker will help Democrat prospects in November.

Democrats are also counting on a friendly media to cover for them. Senator Richard Blumenthal crafted the bill last year, but according to veteran political analyst Byron York, “the 2022 version of the Blumenthal bill is not the 2021 version of the bill.” Democrats watered it down, York says, to make it “more palatable to more people.”

One huge example of language cut from the bill is its justification: “Reproductive Justice requires every individual to have the right to make their own decisions about having children regardless of their circumstances and without interference and discrimination.” As we’ve argued elsewhere, putting a modifier in front of the word “justice,” even if both words are capitalized, means we’re no longer getting justice. But just because Democrats cut that wording doesn’t mean it doesn’t remain the rationale for the bill.

Another cut dealt with what York called “its tortured use of the words ‘women’ and ‘woman.’” You guessed it — the bill originally included language explaining that women simply make up the “majority of people targeted” by various restrictions on abortion, though using the word doesn’t take away from the Democrats’ alternate reality in which abortion access “is critical to the health of every person capable of becoming pregnant.” Even still, the title of the 2022 version marks the only appearance of the word “women.”

The only reason offending language is gone is because it doesn’t poll well, and Democrats facing an uphill election battle in 2022 really need to poll well.

The vast majority of Americans today know that life begins at conception, even if many are unwilling to admit it. The vast majority of the rest of the world is governed by laws outlawing or severely restricting abortion after the first trimester. Yet Democrats want to join the likes of China and North Korea by federally legalizing abortion for nine months, all the way up until birth. They want to wipe out the laws of dozens of states and, in fact, unconstitutionally regulate the way states regulate abortion.

Above all else, they seem hell-bent on sacrificing children to Molech.

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Biden’s ‘Reagan Lite’ Putin Solution

Apparently, the feckless leader of the free world has finally picked a winner.

Mark Alexander

In his somber “Victory Day” comments commemorating Russia’s 1945 Eastern front victory over Germany’s National Socialist Party leader Adolf Hitler, Russia’s “progressive” socialist, Vladimir Putin, was careful not to suggest any escalation of hostilities in Ukraine. There was no declaration of victory or announcement of additional military mobilizations.

Putin would like to make Ukraine Russia’s territorial Western front with NATO. That would also give him control of Ukraine’s agricultural production and secure his fuel lines to the European nations now dependent on Russian oil and gas. Moreover, this would fulfill Putin’s legacy — but Ukrainian resistance has proven far more formidable than he anticipated.

For months, Joe Biden, the titular head of the “progressive” socialist Democrat Party in America, offered little more than feckless support for Ukraine. Until the last week, Biden’s strategy has been predicated on “wait and see” — determine who looks like the victor, Putin or Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and then join the parade.

Biden aptly demonstrated his policy ineptitude when addressing NATO six weeks ago. When asked about the efficacy of sanctions, Biden responded: “Let’s get something straight. I did not say that in fact the sanctions would deter him. Sanctions never deter. … Sanctions never deter.” But, in addition to ferocious Ukrainian resistance, Western sanctions most certainly have deterred Putin from advancing. In fact, he looks like a winded boxer on the ropes.

Military losses and sanctions have cost Putin and the Russian people much more than he anticipated. That is what happens when a national leader lives in a policy bubble and his key military leaders fear telling him anything other than what he wants to hear.

Thus, Biden has finally picked a winner — as a prop for his Party’s midterm election prospects.

Apparently, Biden now believes Putin can be stopped in Ukraine’s Eastern Donbas border region with Russia and, thus, has signed onto a massive $34 billion assistance package, including more than $20 billion in military assistance. (We presume the balance is to keep Ukraine quiet about the Joe/Hunter crime syndicate.) The total of our previous aid to date has been $3.8 billion.

So convinced is Biden that he even forced his congressional leftists to detach their demand for $10 billion more “COVID relief funding” from the Ukraine assistance legislation.

Biden’s strategy invokes shades of Ronald Reagan’s 1980s strategy to choke the Soviets into submission by strangling their collapsing economy with military expenditures they could no longer afford. Biden is banking on Ukrainian success and hoping it will overshadow his disastrous surrender and retreat from Afghanistan.

In the meantime, Biden might want to keep an eye on Red China.

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‘2000 Mules’: The Film They Don’t Want You to See

A new film makes a compelling case that the 2020 election wasn’t “the most secure election in history.”

Douglas Andrews

Judging by its initial success, conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s new film, “2000 Mules,” is getting folks’ attention despite the Left’s near-total news blackout of it. And frankly, we can’t blame leftists for the blackout — because it makes them look like they stole a presidential election.

The film, which documents and corroborates claims of significant voter fraud in tightly contested swing states during the 2020 election, grossed more than $1 million in its first 12 hours of streaming on Rumble and subscription-based platform Locals.

This is the film Joe “81 Million Votes” Biden and his “most secure election in history” apologists and censors don’t want to talk about. And they definitely don’t want you to see it. But folks are seeing it anyway. According to Rumble, “The movie’s gross sales on Rumble and Locals, which began on Saturday at noon, are good enough to put ‘2000 Mules’ in the estimated box office top ten for the weekend of May 6th to May 8th.”

To anyone willing to think openly and honestly about it, the 2020 election was deeply suspect. COVID-inspired, Democrat-supported bulk-mail balloting made this an election unlike any other, and it opened the floodgates to potential ballot fraud — especially via the largely illegal practice of ballot harvesting, which is the collection, transportation, and delivering of any ballots other than one’s own.

To recap: The incumbent, Donald Trump, earned 12 million more votes than any Republican candidate in history and handily carried an astounding 18 of 19 “bellwether” counties across the nation, and yet still got seven million fewer votes than gaffe-prone, basement-bound, cognitively challenged Joe Biden — a guy whose candidacy was so awful, so utterly uninspiring, that in the primaries he finished a dismal fourth in Iowa and fifth in New Hampshire before getting clobbered by 26 points in Nevada by Bernie Sanders. But somehow, Biden managed to haul in 81 million votes in the general. That’s more population-adjusted votes than a far younger, far more compelling, infinitely more charismatic Barack Obama got in 2008.

Something didn’t add up, but the mainstream media wasn’t about to go digging for it. Instead, that would be up to a private citizen, one Catherine Engelbrecht, who years ago founded True the Vote, a nonprofit election integrity organization. (For her efforts, she was repeatedly targeted and harassed by the Obama administration in the run-up to his 2012 reelection.)

The result of Engelbrecht’s digging is a film that puts the lie to the New York Times’s ridiculous front-page headline, published just after the 2020 vote: “Election Officials Nationwide Find No Fraud.” How on earth could the Times have known? How much time did its staff devote to a comprehensive nationwide forensic analysis of the 2020 vote? (That’s a rhetorical question.) As Newsweek reports:

Engelbrecht said her group [True the Vote] spent $1 million to obtain geospatial information from several marketing services that she agreed not to name and $20,000 to obtain video via open-records requests to counties and cities in five states where it appeared Trump was winning, until mail-in and drop-box ballots were counted: Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. From there, she says she and her staff cross-referenced the times and locations of the cell phones whose users visited multiple drop boxes with the 4 million minutes of video obtained from city and county governments.

All of this is chronicled in “2000 Mules,” in which D’Souza shows how True the Vote painstakingly used three trillion cellphone geotracking signals and surveillance video to reveal “a network of ‘mules’ in battleground states busily collecting ballots from get-out-the-vote NGOs and stuffing them, a few at a time, into multiple drop boxes in the dead of night.” The geotracking signals obtained were those near drop boxes and also near election nonprofits from October 1, 2020, through to the election on November 3, and through the Georgia runoff date of January 6, 2021.

Remember: Only 43,000 votes decided the election in the three battleground states of Arizona, Georgia, and Wisconsin. And this process of “ballot trafficking” is how the Democrats carried it off.

Their best defense? A defensive, dismissive, and deeply denialist statement from their water carriers at PolitiFact, which complains about “dramatic horror movie music with grainy video footage.”

We’re happy to let you decide whose account is more plausible.

In the meantime, though, let’s keep an eye on the Democrats — specifically, whether they’ll try to run the same bulk-mail ballot scheme during November’s midterm elections. All it’ll take is another good COVID scare.

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Executive News Summary

Biden’s DOJ refuses to enforce law, Allen West to challenge Wayne LaPierre, medical breakthrough on SIDS, and more.

Thomas Gallatin & Jordan Candler

Top of the Fold

  • Biden’s DOJ refuses to enforce law: 18 U.S. Code § 1507 explicitly prohibits people from picketing or parading with the “intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer … near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer.” Those found in violation of the law can be subject to a fine and/or imprisoned for up to one year. This federal statue is being violated by pro-abortion activists in picketing parades outside the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices. The rabble-rousers make no bones about the rationale for their activities, which are intended to intimidate the justices following the leak of the Supreme Court’s apparent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. That’s why Joe Biden’s Department of Justice has refused to enforce the law. Attorney General Merrick Garland has remained mum over the violations because he sees the intimidation tactics as beneficial to the Left’s political cause. Ian Prior, senior adviser of America First Legal, observes, “This administration has shown nothing but contempt for anyone that doesn’t fall in line with its radical policies and appears to be completely fine with extremist, mob-like tactics to back those policies.” Cal Thomas insightfully notes, “The refusal to enforce laws equally has contributed to a decline in the public’s trust in our institutions.”
  • NRA: West to challenge LaPierre: On Monday, former Republican Congressman Allen West announced his bid to replace Wayne LaPierre as the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association. West, who recently lost the Texas Republican gubernatorial primary, has set his sights on ousting the embattled LaPierre. “It is with sincere humility that I have consented to my nomination to be executive vice president of the National Rifle Association,” West stated. The announcement quickly sparked a response from former NRA President David Keene, who made it clear that he is not keen on West. The challenger, said Keene, is “trying to generate publicity for himself” after serving on the NRA board and dropping off “because, basically, [he] had no friends because he’s all about Allen and not about anything else.” West shot back that, as head of the “American Constitutional Rights Union and national spokesperson/senior advisor for the Patriot Academy,” he “hardly need[s] publicity.” West then noted the recent NRA financial scandals that have occurred under LaPierre’s leadership: “I think as long as we continue down this leadership path, it’s going to affect the NRA. So I’m not looking at elevating myself, I’m looking to try to restore reform and reclaim the NRA for what it was intended to be.”
  • Medical breakthrough on SIDS: The cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has long been a mystery to medical experts. Well, that mystery may have been solved by a doctor in sleep medicine from Australia. Dr. Carmel Harrington has been studying SIDS since the death of her own two-year-old son to the syndrome over 30 years ago. What Harrington’s research team has discovered is the presence of a biochemical marker that may have a direct impact on SIDS. The biochemical marker researchers have identified is Butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), which plays an important role in the brain’s arousal pathways. Researchers found that infants who died of SIDS had significantly reduced levels of BChE. “Babies have a very powerful mechanism to let us know when they are not happy,” Harrington explained. “Usually, if a baby is confronted with a life-threatening situation, such as difficulty breathing during sleep because they are on their tummies, they will arouse and cry out. What this research shows is that some babies don’t have this same robust arousal response. … Now that we know that BChE is involved we can begin to change the outcome for these babies and make SIDS a thing of the past.”

Headlines

  • After justifying harassment, White House finally condemns threats against Supreme Court justices (Townhall)
  • Gas prices hit new all-time high as EU considers blocking Russian oil, Biden keeps restrictions (Fox Business)
  • Biden’s planned speech on inflation has already been debunked (Townhall)
  • Biden signs Ukraine lend-lease act into law, expediting military aid (Washington Post) | Hill leaders strike deal on nearly $40 billion in Ukraine aid (Politico)
  • Judge blocks purported evidence of Clinton ties to plot linking Trump and Russia (Washington Times)
  • COVID relief fraud led to billions in taxpayer-funded PPP loans lost (Fox Business)
  • U.S. diplomats return to embassy in Kyiv (CBS News)
  • Poll finds overturning Roe v. Wade won’t have big midterm election impact (Washington Examiner)
  • Policy: In defense of norms and institutions (The Dispatch)
  • Humor: Female James Bond ruins car chase scenes by stopping and asking for directions (Babylon Bee)

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Remote Learning Was Worse for Kids Than We Thought

A new study explores digital learning and its predictable devastating outcomes for academics.

Emmy Griffin

Harvard study was recently published demonstrating the academic losses that students underwent as a result of the remote learning phenomenon.

Sadly, this writer has been vindicated. As a former teacher, what I observed in the classroom after children were permitted to come back to in-person learning has been studied. The results are even more pernicious than what I saw considering that the school in which I worked facilitated in-person learning a full year before the teacher unions loosened their grip and the CDC “deemed” it safe.

“In districts that went remote, achievement growth was lower for all subgroups, but especially for students attending high-poverty schools,” the study found. “In areas that remained in person, there were still modest losses in achievement, but there was no widening of gaps between high and low-poverty schools in math (and less widening in reading).” Translation: Remote learning hurt all students regardless of race, poverty level, or previous academic ability.

This was a predictable outcome because of the nature of remote learning. One educational theory many teachers use developed by Howard Gardner posits that people have “multiple intelligences” or specific ways that they learn. According to this theory, there are at least nine different types of intelligence ranging from audible intelligence (learning by hearing) to interpersonal intelligence (learning through interactions with other people). Remote learning only caters to auditory/visual learners, who represent only a very small percentage of the classroom. Incorporating movement, discussion, music, nature, building, and other practices help cater to the needs of all learners in the classroom. For obvious reasons, remote learning severely limits the effectiveness and engagement of this sort of education.

If this was such a foreseeable outcome to any teacher with two eyes and half a brain, why weren’t more COVID relief resources devoted to post-COVID academic recovery? The Biden administration allotted $122 billion to schools through the American Rescue Plan. The writers of the Harvard study “estimate that high-poverty districts that went remote in 2020-21 will need to spend nearly all of their federal aid on academic recovery to help students recover from pandemic-related achievement losses.” And yet some 13 states decided to use that COVID relief money on critical race theory training for their teachers. The students may not be educated or literate, but, by golly, they are anti-racist! Ignorant, foolish mismanagement of funds fits perfectly into the bigoted worldview of low expectations that CRT upholds.

Truly, the only benefit that remote learning afforded these children was to open their parents’ eyes to what sort of teaching was going on in the classrooms. The purpose of school — education — was consistently benched in lieu of those seeking power. This will have tremendous negative effects on this generation unless steps are taken to catch them up and not waste their precious time with garbage.

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Get Ready for Biden’s Next Department of Woke

Attorney General Merrick Garland announces the creation of a new Office of Environmental Justice within the DOJ.

Thomas Gallatin

Attorney General Merrick Garland has announced the creation of yet another leftist governmental “social justice” department, this one focused on doing “environmental justice.” The trouble is that anytime an adjective is attached to the term “justice,” what results is the exact opposite.

The new division within Joe Biden’s Justice Department will be dubbed the Office of Environmental Justice, but its role will not be limited to dealing with instances of illegal activity that result in pollution or some other environmentally damaging consequence. Instead, its role will be much broader. Garland notes the OEJ will “oversee and help guide the Justice Department’s wide-ranging environmental justice efforts.”

In other words, think of anything that can be packaged as related to the environment combined with “social justice.”

“Although violations of our environmental laws can happen anywhere,” Garland explained, “communities of color, indigenous communities, and low-income communities often bear the brunt of the harm caused by environmental crime, pollution, and climate change. And for far too long, these communities have faced barriers to accessing the justice they deserve.” In short, pollution is racist.

He continued: “In partnership with EPA, our new OEJ will serve as the central hub for our efforts to advance our comprehensive environmental justice enforcement strategy. In our environmental efforts, we will prioritize the cases that will have the greatest impact on the communities most overburdened by environmental harm. And together with our Civil Rights Division, Office for Access to Justice, Office of Tribal Justice, and United States Attorneys’ Offices, OEJ will prioritize meaningful and constructive engagement with the communities most affected by environmental crime and injustice.”

The most worrisome aspect of this new department is its enforcement mechanism being a part of the DOJ. The Associated Press reports, “On enforcement, the strategy unveiled Thursday is intended to guide the work of employees throughout the Justice Department, including U.S. attorneys across the country who will begin a renewed focus on environmental justice issues, Garland and Gupta said.”

This will also serve as yet another excuse for the creation of new and various income redistribution based upon the Left’s equity ideology. Leftists can’t have “justice” unless someone gets paid.

Granta Nakayama, former head of Environmental Protection Agency enforcement under George W. Bush, welcomed the announcement by stating: “This moves environmental justice from a slogan to a program, with metrics to measure progress. It brings the full legal stature and muscle of the Justice Department” to bear for environmental justice.

Once again, the Biden administration is engaged in further politicizing the executive branch expressly for the furtherance and enforcement of leftist ideology.

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SHORT CUTS

Insight

“It is our attitude toward free thought and free expression that will determine our fate. There must be no limit on the range of temperate discussion, no limits on thought. No subject must be taboo. No censor must preside at our assemblies.” —Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980)

“Activism is a way for useless people to feel important, even if the consequences of their activism are counterproductive for those they claim to be helping and damaging to the fabric of society as a whole.” —Thomas Sowell

For the Record

“The formula shortage is a national crisis, hitting poor moms and kids the hardest. The FDA needs to immediately step up, be transparent, explain how it will get production restarted, and give parents a timeline. And the Biden Administration needs to take this seriously.” —Senator Tom Cotton

“A healthy society would be more worried about a shortage of baby formula than the ability to kill the babies.” —Erielle Davidson

“How much longer before the left uses the baby formula shortage as a justification for abortion?” —Erick Erickson

“REALITY CHECK: Women’s fear of being unable to get baby formula will affect the vote this fall far more than women’s fear of being unable to get an abortion.” —Allie Beth Stuckey

Political Futures

“National Democrats have become so used to their one-two punch of welfare and abortion to win seats in Congress, that they are beside themselves at the prospect of losing the issue on a federal level. Washington politics is never more than arm’s length from the abortion issue. For Democrats, it’s like that warm hug after a rough day. When the economy is in the tank, crime is high and socialist fiscal policies are depressing wages, the left has always been able to turn to abortion to scare its base and enough moderate women to make a difference. It has helped ensure a gender gap with those misogynist Republicans and crazy pro-lifers for decades. For Democrats, it’s been quite simple, really: Manipulate women into thinking you stand with them while telling Black and Hispanic Americans that more government programs will help them climb the economic ladder. Upending that formula will be a political earthquake.” —Tom Basile

Credit Where It’s Due

“I learned things [last] week … that are pretty basic things that I did not know about abortion. Like in Europe — the modern countries of Europe are way more restrictive than we are or what they’re even proposing. If you are pro-choice, you would like it a lot less in Germany, and Italy, and France, and Spain, and Switzerland. Did you know that? I didn’t know that. I learned most people who are pro-life are women. I did not know that. … So, you know, for the people who say we’re going back to 1973, we’re not. That’s just factually inaccurate.” —Bill Maher

“This whole … argument about, ‘Well, it’s settled law.’ So was segregation…. So that’s a bulls*** argument.” —Bill Maher

Moving the Goalposts

“We should … expand the size of the [Supreme] Court, given the way [Mitch] McConnell has gamed the system to add two socially conservative justices who are willing to threaten reproductive health in this country.” —Congressman Adam Schiff

“I think we should get rid of the filibuster. I think we should vote for our values. I believe we should fight for everything we believe in at this moment. This is about basic equality.” —Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Leftist Babble

“To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community — the Supreme Court is coming for us next. This moment has to be a call to arms. We will not surrender our rights without a fight — a fight to victory!” —Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Non Compos Mentis Award

“I got elected … to the United States Senate from a very modest background. And I was there for 36 years before becoming vice president. We always used to fight like hell even back in the old days when we had real segregationists … but we ended up eating lunch together. Things have changed. We got to bring it back.” —Joe Biden (“Joe Biden be like ‘ultra MAGA is so extreme and I just long for the days of when I could eat lunch with segregationists.’” —Abigail Marone)

And Last…

“We are rapidly approaching the stock market turning negative for the 18 months Joe Biden has been in office. It’s truly remarkable how Biden is failing on every possible issue simultaneously. I’ve never seen anything like it.” —Clay Travis

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Biden’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ ought to be the final straw for freedom-loving Americans

With the creation of the Ministry of Truth, there surely will be financial punishment and prison time given to citizens who are convicted of misinformation and disinformation.

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THESE 20 STATES Threaten Legal Action Over the Ministry of Truth

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The attorneys general of 20 states have threatened legal action against the US government unless they disband the newly formed Disinformation Governance Board.

We shared with you recently an article about the people behind the DGB, who have a history of trying to curb dissenting speech by calling it “disinformation.” We here at the OP have been the targets of censorship before and would not be surprised to see more of the same. (Here’s how we’re meeting the possibility of further oppression head-on.)

It turns out that we’re not the only ones concerned about this.

What’s being done?

In a letter addressed to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the Attorney General of Virginia, Jason Miyares, spoke for the AGs of 19 other states and shared his concerns about the overreach.

The letter was acquired by ReclaimtheNet.org.

As the chief legal officers of our respective States, we, the undersigned Attorneys General, are tasked not just with enforcing the laws but with protecting the constitutional rights of all our citizens. Today we write you to insist that you immediately cease taking action that appears designed exclusively for the purpose of suppressing the exercise of constitutional rights.

Franklin Graham Encourages Churches to ‘Celebrate Life’ amid Pro-Abortion Protests following Leaked SCOTUS Draft Opinion

On Saturday, evangelist Franklin Graham shared a special Mother’s Day message during which he encouraged churches to “celebrate life” despite pro-choice protests against the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion on overturning Roe v. Wade.

Source: Franklin Graham Encourages Churches to ‘Celebrate Life’ amid Pro-Abortion Protests following Leaked SCOTUS Draft Opinion

Tucker Carlson: Pro-abortion violence motivated by ‘displacing God’ and ‘undermining Christianity’

Pro-abortionists’ violence against Christians aims at ‘attacking Christianity because Christianity stands in their way,’ said Carlson.

Source: Tucker Carlson: Pro-abortion violence motivated by ‘displacing God’ and ‘undermining Christianity’

Janet Yellen: Legal Abortion Is Important For The Economy, Labor Force Participation — Conservative Review

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen argued abortion is good for the economy and labor force participation

Janet Yellen: Legal Abortion Is Important For The Economy, Labor Force Participation — Conservative Review

BOMBSHELL: Nonprofit Watchdog Uncovers $350 Million in Secret Payments to Fauci, Collins, Others at NIH | The Epoch Times

An estimated $350 million in undisclosed royalties were paid to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and hundreds of its scientists, including the agency’s recently departed director, Dr. Francis Collins, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, according to a nonprofit government watchdog.

“We estimate that up to $350 million in royalties from third parties were paid to NIH scientists during the fiscal years between 2010 and 2020,” Open the Books CEO Adam Andrzejewski told reporters in a telephone news conference on May 9.

“We draw that conclusion because, in the first five years, there has been $134 million that we have been able to quantify of top-line numbers that flowed from third-party payers, meaning pharmaceutical companies or other payers, to NIH scientists.”

The first five years, from 2010 to 2014, constitute 40 percent of the total, he said.

“We now know that there are 1,675 scientists that received payments during that period, at least one payment. In fiscal year 2014, for instance, $36 million was paid out and that is on average $21,100 per scientist,” Andrzejewski said.

“We also find that during this period, leadership at NIH was involved in receiving third-party payments. For instance, Francis Collins, the immediate past director of NIH, received 14 payments. Dr. Anthony Fauci received 23 payments and his deputy, Clifford Lane, received eight payments.”

Collins resigned as NIH director in December 2021 after 12 years of leading the world’s largest public health agency. Fauci is the longtime head of NIH’s National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), as well as chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden. Lane is the deputy director of NIAID, under Fauci.

The top five NIH employees measured in terms of the number of royalty payments that they received while on the government payroll, according to a fact sheet published by Open the Books, include Robert Gallo, National Cancer Institute, 271 payments; Ira Pastan, National Cancer Institute, 250 payments; Mikulas Popovic, National Cancer Institute, 191 payments; Flossie Wong-Staal, National Cancer Institute, 190 payments; and Mangalasseril Sarngadharan, National Cancer Institute, 188 payments.

Only Pastan continues to be employed by NIH, according to Open the Books.

“When an NIH employee makes a discovery in their official capacity, the NIH owns the rights to any resulting patent. These patents are then licensed for commercial use to companies that could use them to bring products to market,” the fact sheet reads.

“Employees are listed as inventors on the patents and receive a share of the royalties obtained through any licensing, or ‘technology transfer,’ of their inventions. Essentially, taxpayer money funding NIH research benefits researchers employed by NIH because they are listed as patent inventors and therefore receive royalty payments from licensees.”

An NIH spokesman didn’t respond by press time to a request for comment.

Andrzejewski told reporters that the Associated Press reported extensively on the NIH royalty payments in 2005, including specific details about who got how much from which payers for what work, that the agency is denying to Open the Books in 2022.

“At that time, we knew there were 918 scientists, and each year, they were receiving approximately $9 million, on average with each scientist receiving $9,700. But today, the numbers are a lot larger with the United States still in a declared national health emergency. It’s quite obvious the stakes in health care are a lot larger,” Andrzejewski said.

He said the files Open the Books is receiving—300 pages of line-by-line data—are “heavily redacted.”

“These are not the files the AP received in 2005 where everything was disclosed—the scientist’s name, the name of the third-party payer, the amount of the royalty paid by the payer to the scientist,” Andrzejewski said. “Today, NIH is producing a heavily redacted database; we don’t know the payment amount to the scientist, and we don’t know the name of the third-party payer, all of that is being redacted.”

Federal officials are allowed to redact information from responses to FOIA requests if the release of the data would harm a firm’s commercial privilege.

The undisclosed royalty payments are inherent conflicts of interest, Andrzejewski said.

“We believe there is an unholy conflict of interest inherent at NIH,” he said. “Consider the fact that each year, NIH doles out $32 billion in grants to approximately 56,000 grantees. Now we know that over an 11-year period, there is going to be approximately $350 million flowing the other way from third-party payers, many of which receive NIH grants, and those payments are flowing back to NIH scientists and leadership.”

Fauci and Lane told AP that they agreed there was an appearance of a conflict of interest in getting the royalties, with Fauci saying that he contributed his royalties to charity. Lane didn’t do that, according to Andrzejewski.

The governing ethics financial disclosure form in the past defined the royalty payments as income recipients received from NIH, which meant the recipients weren’t required to list their payments on the form.

But Andrzejewski said NIH has refused to respond to his request for clarification on the disclosure issue.

“If they are not, none of these payments are receiving any scrutiny whatsoever and to the extent that a company making payments to either leadership or scientists, while also receiving grants … then that just on its face is a conflict of interest,” he said.

Open the Books is a Chicago-based nonprofit government watchdog that uses the federal and state freedom of information laws to obtain and then post on the internet trillions of dollars in spending at all levels of government.

The nonprofit filed a federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit seeking documentation of all payments by outside firms to NIH and/or current and former NIH employees.

NIH declined to respond to the FOIA, so Open the Books is taking the agency to court, suing it for noncompliance with the FOIA. Open the Books is represented in federal court in the case by another nonprofit government watchdog, Judicial Watch.

Source: BOMBSHELL: Nonprofit Watchdog Uncovers $350 Million in Secret Payments to Fauci, Collins, Others at NIH

Sweden Pandemic Deaths Among Lowest In Europe — All While Avoiding Strict Lockdowns

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Sweden, which was criticised in the early stages of the pandemic for resisting a mandatory lockdown, had fewer deaths per capita than much of Europe.

In 2020 and 2021, the country had an average excess death rate of 56 per 100,000 – compared to 109 in the UK, 111 in Spain, 116 in Germany and 133 in Italy. -Telegraph

As the Telegraph delicately notes – “Experts said the difference demonstrated stringent lockdowns alone did not determine success when battling Covid-19.”

So what’s Sweden’s secret?

The Telegraph suggests that things such as lower obesity and better general health played a factor – which is certainly true.

“The lesson from Sweden is to invest in your population’s health and have less inequality,” said Prof Devi Sridhar, the chairman of global public health at the University of Edinburgh.

Meanwhile in the strictly locked-down UK, “there have been too many preventable deaths,” according to Dr Michael Head, a senior research fellow in global health at the University of Southampton. “By the end of the pandemic, it’s likely that the UK will probably end up mid-table on various metrics that measure pandemic performance, such as excess mortality,” he added.

In fact, some 68% of deaths during the pandemic came from just 10 countries, including the United States, Russia and India.