Daily Archives: May 16, 2022

Life in the Kingdom | Renewing Your Mind with R.C. Sproul 

Jesus did not come to top up our inadequate lives and make us happy. Christ came to break down our old lives and recreate us in His likeness. Today, Sinclair Ferguson begins his explanation of the Sermon on the Mount.

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The Bible and its Story: Knowledge is Sorrow

“Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.” This is the first outcry and the last sad conclusion of that saddest of the books of the Bible, Ecclesiastes. The book announces itself as “the words of the preacher, the son of David”; apparently, however, it was not written by King Solomon himself but by some later writer who, studying the career of the wise king, felt that such must have been Solomon’s attitude toward life.

‎The “Preacher” announces himself as one who has tried all experiences, all the sensations of earthly joy, and finds no one of them worth while; both because they are now all tasteless to his outworn senses, and because, however sweet they seemed, they were all but temporary. A brief moment and they passed, and were as if they had not been. Drearily does the world-worn man reject the spirits of youth and hope that once inspired him. Knowledge floats by him as an empty bubble, from which he receives naught but the serpent sting of despair.

‎“What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?”

by Julius A. Bewer; Charles F. Horne

True Worship, Part 4 (#1) – Listen to Grace to You with John MacArthur, May 16, 2022

You know what it’s like when a dozen different tasks need your attention . . . and need it now. Think about how that relates to your worship. How disciplined are you in keeping the jumble of daily lifeyour career, family activities, a favorite pastimefrom hindering deep, ongoing communion with the Lord?

What on Earth is the Millennium? Part 1 – Listen to Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah, May 16, 2022

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Before you spend eternity with Christ in heaven, you’ll see Him reign for a thousand years here on earth. Do you know all you should about the Millennium? Dr. David Jeremiah wants to make sure you do. He’ll reveal what the Bible says about this thousand years of peace and prosperity, so you know what to expect. 

— Read on www.oneplace.com/ministries/turning-point/listen/what-on-earth-is-the-millennium-part-1-963030.html

May 16 Evening Verse of The Day

119:103 to my palate The word chekh refers to the palate—the location of the sense of taste. The psalmist may be describing the pleasure he finds in speaking God’s directions; alternatively, he may portray the spiritual transformation of his perceptions—God has changed what tastes good to him.[1]

119:103 And then, of course, the Bible is a source of sheer enjoyment. No other book in the world is as pleasurable. Honey is sweet but God’s Word is sweeter.[2]

103. “How sweet are thy words unto my taste!” He had not only heard the words of God, but fed upon them: they affected his palate as well as his ear. God’s words are many and varied, and the whole of them make up what we call “the word”: David loved them each one, individually, and the whole of them as a whole; he tasted an indescribable sweetness in them. He expresses the fact of their sweetness, but as he cannot express the degree of their sweetness he cries, “How sweet!” Being God’s words they were divinely sweet to God’s servant; he who put the sweetness into them had prepared the taste of his servant to discern and enjoy it. David makes no distinction between promises and precepts, doctrines and threatenings; they are all included in God’s words, and all are precious in his esteem. Oh for a deep love to all that the Lord has revealed, whatever form it may take.

Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth.” When he did not only eat but also speak the word, by instructing others, he felt an increased delight in it. The sweetest of all temporal things fall short of the infinite deliciousness of the eternal word: honey itself is outstripped in sweetness by the word of the Lord. When the Psalmist fed on it he found it sweet; but when he bore witness of it it became sweeter still. How wise it will be on our part to keep the word on our palate by meditation and on our tongue by confession. It must be sweet to our taste when we think of it, or it will not be sweet to our mouth when we talk of it.[3]

Ver. 103. How sweet are Thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! The best Christmas fare:

I like this way of describing the reception of God’s Word as a matter of eating, for a man cannot eat God’s Word without living. There is a reality about the faith which eats; there is a something there most sure, which contains the elements of salvation, for tasting is a spiritual sense which implies nearness. This idea of tasting God’s Word contains the thought of receptiveness. A man may hear a thing and, as we say, it goes in at one ear and out at the other; but that which a man gets into his mouth till he tastes it, and it is sweet to his palate, well, he has received that. Tasting is also a personal matter. There is no possibility of my eating for you.

I. I call your attention to an exclamation. The text contains two notes of exclamation or admiration. It is evidently the utterance of one who is somewhat surprised, one who has a thought which he cannot adequately express. The thought is also one which gives much delight to the writer, for he exclaims, “How sweet,” etc.

1. It is a matter of wonder to many to find the Gospel so sweet when the soul first tastes it.

2. This may also be the exclamation of a soul cheered by still tasting the Gospel.

3. I reckon that this language of exclamation and admiration will also come from the most advanced saint, increasing in knowledge of the Gospel, the believer who has studied the Word of God most earnestly, and who has had the deepest experience in it. Other books are soon done with, but the Bible is never fully understood.

II. Take the text as a statement, a cool statement of matters of fact. He never speaks more than the truth even when he is most emphatic, so that I am sure that David means to tell us here that God’s words were sweet to him.

1. They were unutterably sweet: “How sweet!” but he does not tell us how sweet they were. There is no describing the flavours of a royal banquet, there is no picturing to a man who has not the sense of smell the fragrance of a delicious perfume; and you must personally know the sweetness of the Word of God, for to us it is positively unutterable.

2. This much, however, the psalmist does utter: he tells us that God’s words are surpassingly sweet, for, says he, “They are sweeter than honey.”

3. He also says that all God’s words are thus unutterably sweet to him.

4. And at all times.

III. A repetition. “How sweet are Thy words unto my taste!” Well, that is all right, David; we understand you. “Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Is not that saying the same thing twice over? Yes, and intentionally so, because God’s Word is sweet to His people in many ways, and many times over.

1. As I have already said to you, it is very sweet in its reception. When we first take it into our heart, and feed upon it, it is very precious; but, spiritually, men are something like ruminating animals, they have the power of feeding again, and again, and again, on that which they have once received.

2. But do you not think that the repetition in the text means something else, namely, that while, first of all, Christ’s Word is very sweet to our taste, there is another sweetness when we get it into our mouth, not so much for our own eating, as speaking of it to others? There is great sweetness about the declaration of God’s words.

3. There is a very special sweetness about preaching Christ, in the public proclamation of His Word. (C. H. Spurgeon.)

The Scripture as honey:

I. Honey is exceedingly sweet to the taste (Judg. 14:18).

II. Honey, if it be added or put into other things that are bitter, will take away in a great measure their bitterness. So when the soul is under affliction, temptation, persecution, for Christ’s sake, if God be pleased to add some of the sweet promises of the Word—how wonderfully is the bitter abated.

III. But notwithstanding that honey is so sweet and pleasant, yet there are some men who do not care for it. Sinners are so glutted with the filthy trash of this world that they loathe the honeycomb.

IV. Naturalists affirm that honey is of a healing nature, and serves for a great number of uses.

V. Honey is also of a purifying efficacy. (Anon.)[4]

103. O how sweet have been thy words to my palate! He again repeats what he had previously stated in different words, that he was so powerfully attracted by the sweetness of the Divine Law, as to have no desire after any other delight. It is possible that a man may be affected with reverence towards the Law of God; but no one will cheerfully follow it, save he who has tasted this sweetness. God requires from us no slavish service: he will have us to come to him cheerfully, and this is the very reason why the prophet commends the sweetness of God’s word so often in this psalm. If it is demanded in what sense he declares that he took such sweet delight in God’s Law, which, according to the testimony of Paul, (1 Cor. 3:9,) does nothing else but strike fear into men, the solution is easy: The prophet does not speak of the dead letter which kills those who read it, but he comprehends the whole doctrine of the Law, the chief part of which is the free covenant of salvation. When Paul contrasts the Law with the Gospel, he speaks only of the commandments and threatenings. Now if God were only to command, and to denounce the curse, the whole of his communication would, undoubtedly, be deadly. But the prophet is not here opposing the Law to the Gospel; and, therefore, he could affirm that the grace of adoption, which is offered in the Law, was sweeter to him than honey; that is to say, that no delight was to him equal to this. What I have previously said must be remembered, that the Law of God will be unsavoury to us, or, at least, that it will never be so sweet to us, as to withdraw us from the pleasures of the flesh, until we have struggled manfully against our own nature, in order to subdue the carnal affections which prevail within us.[5]

Ver. 103.—How sweet are thy words unto my taste! (comp. vers. 14, 16, 40, 47, etc.). The metaphor is new, but the sentiment one which pervades the psalm. Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth. So David, in the nineteenth psalm, speaking of the judgments of God, says that they are “sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.”

Ver. 104.—Through thy precepts I get understanding (see the comment on vers. 98 and 100). Therefore I hate every false way. A “false way” is one that leads to error and sin (comp. vers. 29 and 128).[6]

119:103 How sweet are your words to my taste. The translation of this phrase depends on a verb (nimletsu) that occurs only here in the Hebrew Bible. Some interpreters relate it to the Hebrew noun melitsah (“pleasant speech”). However, the last half of the sentence clearly refers to “honey,” implying the idea of “sweet.”[7]


[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 119:103). Lexham Press.

[2] MacDonald, W. (1995). Believer’s Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments (A. Farstad, Ed.; p. 743). Thomas Nelson.

[3] Spurgeon, C. H. (n.d.). The treasury of David: Psalms 111-119 (Vol. 5, p. 332). Marshall Brothers.

[4] Exell, J. S. (1909). The Biblical Illustrator: The Psalms (Vol. 5, pp. 97–98). Fleming H. Revell Company; Francis Griffiths.

[5] Calvin, J., & Anderson, J. (2010). Commentary on the Book of Psalms (Vol. 4, pp. 477–478). Logos Bible Software.

[6] Spence-Jones, H. D. M., ed. (1909). Psalms (Vol. 3, p. 109). Funk & Wagnalls Company.

[7] Bullock, C. H. (2017). Psalms 73–150 (M. L. Strauss & J. H. Walton, Eds.; Vol. 2, pp. 364–365). Baker Books: A Division of Baker Publishing Group.

God Our Refuge — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.” Psalm 46:1-2


Thought

God is not only our protector; he is also our helper. Even when our world seems to be crashing around us, he is there. He will deliver us from death or deliver us through death. He will deliver us from evil or he will deliver us to overcome evil. Our task is to trust that in the midst of our earthquakes and tidal waves we are not alone or abandoned.

Prayer

Holy God, I pray for those today who are in the middle of life’s earthquakes. You know those for whom I am concerned. You know I care about their struggles which are too big for me to mitigate and too painful for me to truly bring comfort. I ask you now, to bless them, be with them, and please deliver them quickly. You are our only true hope and Jesus is our only sure redeemer. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

By Phil Ware
Used by Permission
From: from http://www.heartlight.org


Further Reading

•  Pressing the RESET button on our lives 

•   Keeping Yourself in God’s Love – even during painful times in your life

•  Salvation Explained

God Our Refuge — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

The Bible and its Story: The Mother of the Household

The closing chapter of Proverbs contains “The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.” She must have been a very noble and thoughtful mother, training her young son nobly for the governance of other men.

‎When her brief advice is finished, the chapter closes with a song in praise of a wise and virtuous mother, whose “price is far above rubies.” “The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

‎“She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

‎“She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

‎“She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

‎“She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

‎“She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.”

‎Thus the final thought of the wise Book of Proverbs is not of man with his energy and strife, but of woman’s thrift, her patience and her love. “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.”

by Julius A. Bewer; Charles F. Horne

Heidelminicast: Heidelberg Catechism 86—Why Should Believers Do Good Works? — 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 86—Why Should Believers Do Good Works? — The Heidelblog

16 May 2022 News Briefing

Putin on alert as UK nuclear defence chiefs poised to crush ‘extreme threat’ from Russia
PUTIN is on alert as UK nuclear defence chiefs at the Atomic Weapons Agency are poised to “deter the most extreme threats” to British national security.

Russia CUTS OFF Finland: Putin to stop electricity supply at midnight in NATO revenge
RUSSIA will suspend electricity supplies to Finland this weekend as tensions surge over the Scandinavian country’s bid to join NATO amid Moscow’s war in Ukraine.

Sea of Galilee produces mysteriously massive waves
The Sea of Galilee in Israel’s north produced enormous waves not seen in years on Saturday evening. Professional teams at the Kinneret Cities Association are currently on a tour of the union’s shores to assess last night’s storm damage to buildings and equipment. The beaches will remain closed at this stage for public safety.

LISTEN: ‘Cosmic horror.’ NASA pinpoints terrifying ‘sounds’ echoing from distant black hole
The unsettling “sounds” of a black hole can finally be heard thanks to new NASA technology, and listeners are calling the result hypnotic and downright “terrifying.” NASA posted a 34-second recording on YouTube May 4, explaining the source of the sinister recording comes from deep within the Perseus Galaxy Cluster, some 250 million light years from Earth. The sound could be likened to ghostly howls … or the collective moan of a billion lifeforms. Listen …

Republicans say they have proof FBI targeted concerned parents
Whistleblowers allegedly provided evidence to House Republicans showing the FBI targeted parents who raised concerns about local education issues through its counterterrorism unit, according to a letter from Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee.

State prohibits inspection of data underlying MPD human rights report
The state of Minnesota will not allow the public to view the materials that underlay a recent report accusing the Minneapolis Police Department of routinely violating human rights. The report, compiled by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR), concluded that “there is probable cause that the City and MPD engage in a pattern or practice of race discrimination in violation of the Minnesota Human Rights Act.” However, when Power Line’s Scott Johnson asked the MDHR to let him see the 480,000 pages of material that purportedly support its scathing conclusion, he was told this is impossible. “There is no public data available beyond what’s available in the 72-page findings and posted on our website,” communications director Taylor Putz confirmed. This means residents and the media cannot factcheck the report’s conclusions. In light of this, Johnson dismissed the entire MDHR document as “questionable at best and in certain respects laughable on its face.”

Plants grown in moon soil from Apollo missions
By day 16, there were clear physical differences between plants grown in the lunar simulant, left, compared with those grown in the lunar soil,

Clarence Thomas Has New Message Over “Tremendously Bad” Roe V. Wade Leak
“I do think that what happened at the court is tremendously bad,” he said, referring to the May 2 leak of the opinion to Politico, adding that some time ago it would have been unthinkable for even “one line of one opinion” to have been disclosed without authorization. “We can’t be an institution that can be bullied into giving you just the outcomes you want.”

White House Admits It Lied About Vaccines
And while the admin can count on Twitter not to label their tweet ‘false or misleading’ – as they so frequently did during the last administration, the lie was so blatant that CNN even called them out on it – and they issued a correction the next day (it wasn’t a lie, they simply ‘misstated’ a fact). We previously misstated that vaccines were unavailable in January 2021. We should have said that they were not widely available. The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 13, 2022. The people aren’t buying it…

Delusions of Grandeur: Failing New York City Mayor Thinks He Should Already Be President
New York City mayor Eric Adams (D.) on Thursday implied he should already be the president of the United States. At a press conference for a dyslexia-screening program for schoolchildren, Adams said if his dyslexia were caught earlier, “We would not be saying just ‘Mr. Mayor,’ you’d probably be saying ‘Mr. President.’” Adams made the statement as New York City faces skyrocketing crime, record-high rents, and swarms of rats.

Good Riddance, Jen Psaki
Press Secretary Jen Psaki leaves the Biden White House today after more than a year overseeing a dishonest operation that helped a partisan and malleable press keep the American public in the dark. Dishonesty was a calling card at Psaki’s briefings.

Muslim sheikh and Catholic priest join forces for São Paulo’s homeless
Lancellotti and Jalloul first met a couple of years ago, during a TV show featuring different religious leaders. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Jalloul was already visiting Lancellotti’s parish every Monday to help him offer breakfast for the homeless, something that the priest has been doing for several years.

‘Biden’s Mistake Is … ‘: Musk Boils Down The White House, In One Tweet
“Biden’s mistake is that he thinks he was elected to transform the country,” Musk tweeted. “But actually everyone just wanted less drama.”

Britain says Russia has lost a third of its forces in Ukraine
“Despite small-scale initial advances, Russia has failed to achieve substantial territorial gains over the past month whilst sustaining consistently high levels of attrition,” the British defence ministry said on Twitter. “Russia has now likely suffered losses of one third of the ground combat force it committed in February.”

The Global Threat of Putin’s Deterioration
This year things have grown much worse. It’s not just that the war in Ukraine involves a nation loaded to the teeth with hydrogen bombs. During the nuclear era, both the United States and Russia fought various wars. The difference this time is the deterioration of the man with his finger on the nuclear button.

Russian-made weapons reached Hezbollah with likely consent from Moscow
Russia has likely turned a blind eye to Syrian and Iranian transfers of Russian-made weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon, a new report by an Israeli defense research center has assessed. The Alma Center said in its findings that when Russia wishes to transmit messages of displeasure to Jerusalem over Israel’s “gray zone” campaign against Iranian targets, which Russia fears can destabilize the Syrian arena … .

First Super Blood Moon of 2022 to cover America; Immediately following ‘2nd Passover’
The total lunar eclipse will be visible from portions of the Americas, Antarctica, Europe, Africa, and the East Pacific.
This will be the first of two lunar eclipses in 2022. The next one will take place on Nov. 8. The timing of the lunar event is quite auspicious, coming directly after Pesach Sheni, the second Passover.

Finland clears out bomb shelters in preparation for nuclear war with Russia
Helsinki is ready for a potential nuclear strike. With fully equipped underground bomb shelters that are safe and offer a level of normalcy for Finnish people forced to seek refuge. Since 1945, Finland has constructed enough bunkers to provide shelter for 4.4 million citizens, just a million short of the country’s total population.

Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15: Here’s what that means for the US
The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15, two weeks earlier than the Atlantic hurricane season which gains most of the attention, but storms from that ocean basin can also have significant impacts on the U.S.

Surprisingly rapid upward movement of earth’s crust on the island of Taiwan
A new study published in the journal Communications Earth and Environment found evidence of surprisingly rapid upward movement of the earth’s crust on the island of Taiwan.

Staggering declines in bird populations taking place around the world 
Staggering declines in bird populations are taking place around the world, mainly due to the loss and degradation of natural habitats and direct overexploitation of many species.

Decoding the cryptic “manifesto” of the alleged Buffalo shooter Payton Gendron, which also spells Pentagon Drony 
This is a work in progress… Something didn’t look right in the “manifesto” message of the supposed Buffalo food store shooter who reportedly shot 13 people on Saturday, killing at least 10, according to media reports.

Russian Ruble is Year’s Best-Performing Currency
The Russian ruble, which Biden said two months ago had been “reduced to rubble,” is the world’s top performing currency of 2022.

Firebombing, threats, intimidation: The vile face of pro-abortion America
We are now facing Schrodinger’s Roe: we do not yet know if Roe v. Wade is alive or dead. But what we do know, courtesy of the Politico leak, is how supporters of the Sexual Revolution’s bloody sacrament will respond. Abortion activists are going to war for the right to kill, and the mask has slipped.

Fauci, Collins Shared In ‘Secret’ NIH ‘Royalties’ Totaling $350M: Watchdog Report 
Anthony Fauci, Francis Collins and other bigwigs at the National Institutes of Health reaped more than $350 million in secretive “royalty” payments from drug companies and other third parties over a 10-year period, according to an explosive new report from a watchdog organization.

California Goes Full Jonestown 
The California Senate passed SB 866 today. The bill would allow children, down to the age of 12, to get a Covid-19 vaccine without parental knowledge or consent. The author of the bill says it’s not that big a deal:

White House Embraces Piracy – Unveils Plan to Sell Seized Russian Assets And Give Proceeds to Ukraine
The White House unveiled a proposed legislative package on Thursday that would allow the federal government to sell assets seized from Russian oligarchs over the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine and to use the proceeds for military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

Your Government quietly confirmed the Fully Vaccinated are developing Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome while they had you worried about Russia-Ukraine & the Cost of Living
Something is very wrong, and it is because of the Covid-19 injections. All around the world, Governments are publishing official data that all show the same thing. Those same Governments however are not willing to explain why.

UK Government Does Not Deny Chemtrails Exist 
Despite undeniable and abundant photographic and video evidence of chemtrails shared online, Wikipedia portrays it as a “conspiracy theory.” If Wikipedia is to be believed, then the UK government are “conspiracy theorists” who are propagating the “theory” and may be among its originators.

A Simple Survey Provides Convincing Evidence That the Covid Injections Have Killed Over 500,000 Americans 
Everyone I know has reported more deaths after vaccination than the number of deaths right before they were going to be vaccinated. That’s impossible if the vaccines are safe, wrote Steve Kirsch.

Vaccinated People Emitting MAC Addresses; What’s Causing This Phenomenon? 
The phenomenon of MAC emissions from people “vaccinated” against Covid is an alarming fact that demonstrates a cause-and-effect relationship, Corona2Inspect wrote. Corona2Inspect has made a short video to explain how it is happening and what the possible effects could be.  But before you get to the video at the end of this article, a bit of background to the contents of Covid injections as they relate to the MAC phenomenon.

Electricity Shortage Warnings Grow Across U.S.
From California to Texas to Indiana, electric-grid operators are warning that power-generating capacity is struggling to keep up with demand, a gap that could lead to rolling blackouts during heat waves or other peak periods as soon as this year.

PURE EVIL: Colorado Governor Confirms State Will Allow Late Term Abortions – Defends Third-Trimester Abortions
Next to Communist China and North Korea, the Democrat Party has the most barbaric policies on abortion in the world today.

Three Wisconsin Middle School Boys Hit with Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint for Calling Non-Binary Classmate by Wrong Pronouns
Three Wisconsin middle school boys were hit with a Title IX sexual harassment complaint for refusing to refer to a non-binary classmate by ‘they/them’ pronouns.

1 Million COVID Deaths: Here’s The Real Reason Why More People Died From COVID In The United States Than Every Other Country
… “They basically hold the patient hostage,” Marble explained. “They won’t let the patient have any visitors. If they complain incessantly, then they sedate the patient. Once you’re sedated, you get intubated. Intubated patients end up dying overnight.”

As We Expected, Emmanuel Macron Is The First Stop On The Schedule For Crown Prince And Newly Appointed UAE President Mohamed Bin Zayed
If you still can’t see it by now, then you’re willfully ignorant, because to me, Emmanuel Macron as the biblical ‘man of sin’ who is on year number 5 of trying to take over Europe, fills the bill in just about every way possible. So when Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed, creator of the Abraham Accords and the right hand man of Pope Francis in Chrislam, makes his first stop after becoming supreme ruler of the United Arab Emirates, where does he go? Directly to a meeting with Emmanuel Macron.

Worldwide food security at RISK! India, the world’s second largest producer of WHEAT, bans all wheat exports! 
India, the world’s second largest producer of wheat, has banned all exports with immediate effect after a heatwave affected the crop.

Source: https://www.raptureready.com/2022/05/16/16-may-2022/

Headlines – 5/16/2022

Gantz heading to US this week for meeting with Pentagon chief – The upcoming meeting comes as tensions between Israel and the US are high

1 injured in brawl at Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market between Jews and Arabs

Nakba Day commemorations pass largely peacefully; 3 arrested at Tel Aviv rally

On ‘Nakba,’ Palestinian President Abbas Vows to Continue Paying Convicted Terrorists in Pay-for-Slay

US set to remove Kahane’s ‘Kach’ group from foreign terrorism blacklist

US Set to Remove 5 Groups From Foreign Terrorism Blacklist

UN rights chief criticizes Israeli attack on mourners during Abu Akleh’s funeral

Dark week for journalism as four reporters killed around the world

Satellite images show Syria site ‘completely destroyed’ in raid attributed to Israel

Lebanon holds first parliament election since financial collapse, blast

Lebanon votes in first election since crisis, with little hope for change

Lebanon vote brings blow for Hezbollah allies in preliminary results

New Group Threatens Lebanese Elections… and Potentially Middle East Peace

Thousands in Tunisia protest against president, demand democratic return

Somalia’s new president to be elected by parliament behind barricades

Algerian ex-army chief’s ally sentenced to death for ‘treason’

Three children, three soldiers killed in Pakistan suicide blast

Bizarre Scenes as Malian Demonstrators Protest Against France, for Russia

Finland will seek to join NATO, leaders say, ditching decades of neutrality despite Russia’s threats of retaliation

Sweden Declares NATO Membership Bid Hours After Neighboring Finland

Putin was ‘calm, cool’ when Finland informed him of application for NATO membership

Turkey outlines demands as Sweden, Finland seek NATO membership

Germany says ready for quick ratification of Finland, Sweden NATO membership

NATO assures Ukraine open-ended military support against Russia

Putin ‘Making Empty Threats’ Amid Russia’s ‘Failure’ in Ukraine War: Kvien

Putin Must Learn Soviet Empire Isn’t Coming Back: Latvia Minister

Ukraine ‘can win’ war against Russia, says NATO chief

British military intelligence: Russia has lost ‘a third of ground forces’ in Ukraine attack

Ukrainian Archbishop: ‘The Lord God Blesses Our Struggle, Which Is Just’

Ukrainians embrace tattoos amid patriotic outpouring

Zelensky bans Ukrainian opposition parties

Ukraine’s top diplomat meets US Secretary of State and touts more weapon supplies

Katie Britt: Congress Should ‘Finish Building the Wall’ Before Sending Ukraine $40 Billion

Iran considers exporting gas to Europe: Official

Record-high gas prices slash US spending by $9 billion a month

Saudi Arabia posts $15.3 billion budget surplus in Q1 as oil prices surge

Saudi Aramco announces $39.5 billion net profit for Q1 2022

Saudi Aramco eclipses Apple to once again become the world’s most valuable company

Michael Flynn files $50 million claim against feds in prelude to lawsuit over Russia probe

Trial Opens for Ex-Clinton Lawyer Being Investigated by John Durham

Nevada’s vote-by-mail primary stirs fraud concerns, as unclaimed ballots pile up: ‘Something stinks here’

Biden’s midterm hopes bedeviled by signs of economy in distress

Nancy Pelosi Has a Broken Clock Moment on Inflation, Calls For Less Dependence on ‘Product Coming From Overseas’

Et Tu, Bezos: Amazon Founder Blasts Biden on Inflation, ‘Misdirection’

Saying the quiet part out loud. Joe Biden’s Economic Advisor Said There’s “Nothing Better Than” The Chinese Communist Party’s Economic System.

Venezuela plans stock sale in break from socialist model

Texas has declared open season on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube with censorship law

Musk Tells Users to Switch Off Manipulative Twitter Algorithm

Musk says Twitter has accused him of violating NDA after he tweeted their bot review process

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits south of the Mariana Islands

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 26,000ft

Ruiz volcano in Colombia erupts to 24,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 15,000ft

Tonga eruption was ‘record atmospheric explosion’

Significant seismic activity on Reykjanes peninsula, slight expansion at Svartsengi, Iceland

Surprisingly rapid upward movement of earth’s crust on the island of Taiwan

Strong Winds Leave a Trail of Destruction at Tiberias Lakeside Promenade

Building heat to set records in southwestern, south-central US

18 Signs That Food Shortages Will Get A Lot Worse As We Head Into The Second Half Of 2022

Staggering declines in bird populations taking place around the world

Buddhist chaplains on the rise in US, offering broad appeal

Biden: Time to ‘Fund the Police’

Biden urges unity to address ‘hate that remains a stain on the soul of America’ – President will travel to Buffalo after deadly mass shooting

Gunman Payton Gendron once wore hazmat suit to school, was hospitalized after threatening classmates

Gunman Kills 10 People in Buffalo, N.Y. Shooting While Livestreaming on Twitch

Buffalo shooting spurs Gov. Hochul to call for crackdown of social media: ‘instruments of evil’

Pelosi: Social Media Has ‘Some Responsibility’ for Buffalo Hate-Fueled Mass Shooting

Officials say Buffalo shooter researched, targeted black neighborhood

Buffalo suspect allegedly inspired by racist theory fueling global carnage

Manifesto attributed to Buffalo shooting suspect pushes antisemitic conspiracies

‘Copycat’ mass shootings becoming deadlier, experts warn after New York attack

Factbox – Grim chronology of mass shootings in the United States

1 killed, 4 critically hurt in shooting at California church, suspect in custody

Report: California Church Shooter Hog-Tied with Extension Cord When Police Arrived

NY Gov. Hochul: We Need National Laws to Deal with Guns, Social Media

Buffalo Mayor Brown: We Need ‘Sensible Gun Control’

Poll: Americans Increasingly Believe Trans Identity Acceptance Has Gone Too Far

Trans Craziness Has Ruined the Credibility of Gay Activism, Says Stonewall Founder

This Woman Is in a Sexual Relationship With Herself – And She’s Not the Only One

Teacher Invited 12-Year-Old Girl to Afterschool Art Club that Was Really a Gender Identity Meeting

Child porn investigation reveals Arby’s worker peeing in milkshakes, Washington cops say

‘God Killed his Son, Why Can’t I?’: Pro-choice Protesters Rally in New York

Pelosi on SCOTUS Overturning Roe v Wade: “Who Would Have Ever Suspected a Creature Like Donald Trump Would Become President of the United States?”

Pro-abortion protesters swarm American Freedom Tour as Donald Trump speaks

Priest calls out NPR’s abortion coverage for leaving out pro-life voices

Colorado Governor Confirms State Will Allow Late Term Abortions

Colorado Gov. Polis says abortion requires ‘gut-wrenching decisions,’ defends late-term procedures

Nebraska GOP governor says he will call a special session to pass total abortion ban if Roe is overturned

Oklahoma governor warns Native American tribes against creating abortion havens

Buttigieg on Nationwide Formula Shortage: ‘Government Does Not Make Baby Formula’

Commentary: The FDA Was Making It Difficult For Moms To Get Baby Formula Long Before The Supply Chain Imploded

How Government Created the Baby Formula Shortage and a Black Market for ‘Unapproved’ European Imports

Thai high: Thailand to give away 1 million free marijuana plants

Illegal immigration surge helped fuel U.S. drug overdose spike

Border enforcement expert: Biden sees ‘future political benefit’ to an open border

The end of Title 42 will create ‘chaos all across the border,’ former ICE director warns

Dem TX State Rep.: There Are ‘Over 100,000 Migrants’ Waiting for Title 42 to End

Chris Van Hollen hospitalized following stroke

PA Dem candidate for Senate John Fetterman suffers blood clot and stroke, remains hospitalized, vows to stay in race

Top Australian Doctor Who Pushes Covid-19 Vaccine Loses Only Daughter While in Her Sleep

Bill Gates Says Adults Over 50 Will Probably Have to Get Covid Boosters Every 6 Months Until We Get Better Vaccines

People Who Pushed Idea of Universal Vaccination Are ‘Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity’: Former Pfizer VP

Fauci says he’ll leave White House if Trump wins 2024 election

NIH Hides $350M in Royalty Payments, Including Ones Made to Fauci

Report: $163B of Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Lost in Fraud, Waste

Life-threatening inflammation is turning COVID-19 into a chronic disease

North Korea said it is suffering an explosive outbreak of ‘fever’ with 350,000 cases – just one day after announcing its first ever COVID case

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Mid-Day Snapshot · May 16, 2022

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“The propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.” —George Washington (1789)

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Biden Finally Got His ‘White Supremacist’

A sociopathic killer infused with hate killed 10 innocents in New York.

Mark Alexander

In June of last year, Joe Biden launched his crusade against the most dangerous domestic threat to America. No, not the gangs who are responsible for the daily carnage in urban centers across our nation, like the thugs who committed the “mass assault” in downtown Sacramento a month ago, killing six. Or the thugs who murdered three people and injured 24 others in Milwaukee after an NBA game last weekend.

Those assailants did not fit the Left’s racial narrative, so those stories quickly faded from the mainstream media — as did coverage of the more than 19,000 other murders in the latest year of record, 2020.

No, according to Biden and his cadre, the most dangerous threats to America are white supremacists, which he uses as thinly veiled code for “Trump supporters.” As I wrote right after Biden entered office, he was baiting and begging for more violence, and as a result of constantly framing everything in the context of race, a rare case of white supremacy finally and tragically emerged.

Recall that last year, Biden had his Department of Justice investigate parental rights advocates who were attending Virginia school board meetings in an effort to undermine support for now-Governor Glenn Youngkin.

At the same time the FBI was on that case, a Susquehanna Valley High School student in New York, Payton Gendron, was threatening to shoot classmates. According to the Buffalo News, “A school official reported that this very troubled young man had made statements indicating that he wanted to do a shooting, either at a graduation ceremony, or sometime after.” He demonstrated all the red flags of a sociopathic killer and was referred for mental health counseling.

“Sometime after” came Saturday, when Gendron, now 18 years old, walked into a food market in Buffalo and murdered 10 people, including a retired Buffalo police officer working as a security guard at the store who attempted to stop the assailant. Eleven of the victims were black and two were white. Three others were injured.

Based on his 180-page manifesto, Gendron detailed his motives and his plan, in what actually is a thorough case study in mental illness and how it can manifest in hatred. He declared his rationale for the assault was based on “replacement theory,” most recently promoted by French racist Renaud Camus a decade ago. It was also cited by the racist who killed 11 people at Pittsburg’s Tree of Life synagogue.

According to the manifesto, Gendron declared his purpose for the attack in language that reads more like it was plagiarized from a neo-NAZI propagandist: “To show to the replacers that as long as the White man lives, our land will never be theirs and they will never be safe from us. To directly reduce immigration rates to European lands by intimidating and physically removing the replacers themselves. To intimidate the replacers already living on our lands to emigrate back to their home countries. To agitate the political enemies of my people into action, to cause them to overextend their own hand and experience the eventual and inevitable backlash as a result. To incite violence, retaliation and further divide between the European people and the replacers currently occupying European soil… To add momentum to the pendulum swings of history, further destabilizing and polarizing Western society in order to eventually destroy the current nihilistic, hedonistic, individualistic insanity that has taken control of Western thought.”

Regarding his political views, Gendron notes, “When I was 12 I was deep into communist ideology, talk to anyone from my old high school and ask about me and you will hear that.” However, he states that now, “On the political compass I fall in the mild-moderate authoritarian left category, and I would prefer to be called a populist.”

Despite assertions to the contrary, “authoritarian left” places him squarely in the mindset of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, a.k.a. the “NAZI Party.”

The Left was quick to assert that anyone who believes that Biden’s open-border policy is in part his administration’s strategy to influence Democrat voter demographics is now guilty of being a “replacement theory” racist. At least 30% of Americans believe illegal immigration will influence elections.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul made the Sunday talk show rounds using the attack to demand that social media companies do more to remove hate speech on their platforms: “This spreads like a virus and that’s why I’m calling on the CEOs of all the social media platforms to examine their policies and to be able to look me in the eye and tell me that everything is being done that they can do to make sure this information is not spread.” Perhaps Biden’s new DHS “Czar of Disinformation” will take care of that.

For the record, all murders are “hate crimes,” but I do make a distinction between the premeditated murder of innocents and the reckless murders of innocent bystanders who are victims of drug and gang warfare — which account for the majority of murders in the United States. In this case, indicative of the assailant’s brutal cowardice is that he murdered innocent people but didn’t have the decency to end his own life.

Biden will be headed for Buffalo on Tuesday to ensure he can divert the nation’s attention from budget-crushing inflation and baby formula shortages under his watch to the white supremacy threat.

He will also use the tragedy to promote his effort to undermine the Second Amendment, for reasons I outlined last week. But as a friend and career federal law enforcement officer observed: “Sadly, strict ‘gun control’ laws in New York meant that none of the law-abiding citizens at the crime scene were armed, so the assailant was able to continue shooting until the police arrived. When crimes like this are attempted in the free states, where law-abiding citizens can carry concealed firearms in self-defense, would-be mass shooters are often stopped dead, before they can complete their heinous acts.”

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Yes, the FBI Targeted Concerned Parents

A whistleblower gave evidence to the GOP proving the DOJ’s abuse of power.

Emmy Griffin

“I can’t imagine any circumstance in which the Patriot Act would be used in the circumstances of parents complaining about their children, nor can I imagine a circumstance where they would be labeled as domestic terrorism.” —Attorney General Merrick Garland

Those were the words the AG spoke to a House Judiciary Committee hearing after a National School Boards Association (NSBA) letter and Garland’s subsequent memo that served as a directive to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

As you may recall, concerned parents were classified as “domestic terrorists” by the NSBA, the Biden administration, and the Department of Justice. These parents made their grievances known in school board meetings (often loudly and angrily) and started to push back against some of the insanity in the education system. Frankly, they had much to complain about: critical race theory, LGBTQ+ indoctrination, masking, child vaccinations, and other grievances associated with leftists and poor COVID policy.

Both the letter and the memo received tremendous pushback. Garland’s memo directing the FBI to launch investigations on these angry parents was particularly bad because it is unconstitutional, thus Garland assuring the House Judiciary Committee that he would not be investigating any parents, only violent actions.

Well, an FBI whistleblower brought evidence exposing this gross government overreach. In a letter written and signed by Congressmen Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Mike Johnson (R- LA), they have documented instances of the DOJ using the FBI to launch investigations based on hearsay and a tip line into moms and dads and even elected Republican officials on the grounds of Garland’s directive. These parents have been tagged as terror threats on the basis of allegations submitted to the FBI through the tip line, not because of any violence or illegal activity. This clearly violates these parents’ First Amendment rights and is a blatant attempt to intimidate these individuals into silent submission.

This information coming to light after denials and distractions is just another instance of Team Biden’s constant gaslighting on issues that it knows are unpopular and wrong. In this case, the refrain is, We’re not labeling parents terrorists … but if we are that’s a really good thing because words are violence.

According to Jordan and Johnson, Garland’s memo has wasted the FBI’s time and resources. This is an understatement considering the mob’s actions in the wake of the SCOTUS leak and before that with the BLM riots. Garland specifies in his memo those who are actually committing crimes: “Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation’s core values.” One need look no further than those protesting outside the conservative Supreme Court justices’ homes to see this attorney general’s flagrant disregard for law and order.

Article after article have cited how dystopian and un-American the actions of the DOJ and the Biden administration have been in this matter. Nichole Neily, president of Parents Defending Education, succinctly captures the feelings of many conservative parents now that there is evidence that the DOJ has indeed targeted them as potential “domestic terrorists.” She said: “For months, the Biden Administration has mocked parents’ concerns about their children’s education, gaslighting them over what was truly taking place in America’s schools. Now we know that the FBI has, indeed, been investigating citizens for exercising their constitutional right to petition their government for a redress of grievances. It is past time for the government to be transparent about how — and why — federal law enforcement was weaponized against America’s families, and for those bureaucrats to be held accountable.”

Biden and his radical leftist influencers have foolishly made parents into a voting coalition — all for another proven injustice inflicted upon families by these woke leftist policies.

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Executive News Summary

Durham prosecution of Sussmann begins, middle schoolers charged for “misgendering,” House gets “free” Peloton memberships, and more.

Thomas Gallatin & Jordan Candler

Top of the Fold

  • Durham prosecution of Sussmann begins: Former Hillary Clinton lawyer Michael Sussmann’s trail begins today. Special Counsel John Durham has charged Sussmann with lying to the FBI when, back in September 2016, he told then-FBI general counsel James Baker that he was not representing any client when he offered bogus information alleging a back channel between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. The case Durham has put together goes well beyond Sussmann, showing that the Clinton campaign concocted a disinformation plot in order to promote a hoax of its own creation — that Trump was conspiring with Russia to win the election. Sussmann’s “tip” to the FBI was an effort to get the agency to open an investigation into the Trump campaign to give the collusion claim an appearance of legitimacy, which the Clinton campaign and the media could then tout as “evidence” against Trump. At least 10 FBI officials will likely take the stand during the trial, as the FBI’s reputation is also at stake. The question is whether this is the last of the Clinton conspirators Durham will go after or just the first. This is especially pertinent given that what Durham has uncovered makes it the biggest political scandal in modern American history.
  • Middle schoolers charged with sexual harassment for “misgendering” a classmate: A Title IX sexual harassment claim and subsequent investigation have been raised against three eighth-grade boys in Kiel, Wisconsin. For what “crime”? Well, in the parlance of the woke moralists, they are guilt of “misgendering” for their refusal to adhere to the demand that they use the pronouns “they/them” for a female classmate who claims a “transgender” identity. Never mind that these boys are adhering to scientific reality and the long-established rules of the English language; their failure to embrace the Left’s gender-bending ideology is now grounds for claims of “sexual harassment.” One boy’s mother explained the “shock” of the principal’s warning. “I’m thinking, sexual harassment?” she said. “That’s rape, that’s inappropriate touching, that’s incest. What has my son done?” When she learned that the charge was failing to use a classmate’s “preferred” pronoun, she thought it had to be a joke. Unfortunately, it wasn’t. Compelled speech is not free speech. This is yet another instance of the First Amendment being violated.
  • House gets “free” Peloton memberships: The U.S. House is planning to give representatives and their staff “free” Peloton memberships. Of course, that means taxpayers will be footing the bill. It’s somewhat small potatoes, but it’s yet another example demonstrating just how disconnected Washington is from the rest of America. Peloton’s contract with the House consists of an upfront $10,000 payment plus $10 a month per staffer. If 12,000 staffers sign up, that’s $120,000 a month, and all on the taxpayer dime. Meanwhile, for regular Joe American, a Peloton All-Access Membership costs $39 per month. As the nation is in the midst of record-high inflation, a baby formula shortage crisis, and an economy teetering on the brink of recession, those privileged elites in Washington not only see no impact to their paychecks, they get free stuff to boot. Underscoring this reality, recall how former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki last October dismissed the supply chain crisis as “the tragedy of the treadmill that’s delayed.” In Washington, there’s evidently no such concern of delayed treadmills — or Pelotons. And they wonder why so many Americans have such a negative view of Washington.

Headlines

  • Clarence Thomas compares Supreme Court abortion leak to infidelity (Washington Examiner)
  • Crocodile tears: Five hundred richest people have collectively lost $1 trillion this year (Insider)
  • Child sex abuse center hires professor who faced backlash over pedophile comments (NY Post)
  • The “experts” at PolitiFact are here to explain why talking to kids about sex isn’t really grooming (Not the Bee)
  • CNN accidentally sends welcome packages to laid-off employees (Daily Caller)
  • Previously neutral Finland announces it wants to join NATO (Fox News)
  • Policy: Operation Climate-Change Choke Point (AIER)
  • Humor: White House press corps beginning to suspect Psaki isn’t ever going to circle back to their questions (Babylon Bee)

For more of today’s editors’ choice headlines, visit Headline Report.

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Lyin’ Joe Lies Again

Why does this president keep falsely claiming credit for Donald Trump’s work?

Douglas Andrews

These days, the lies that come from the corrupt regime at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue are nothing new. But certain falsehoods, due to their audacity and outright preposterousness, simply have to be called out — like the one the White House published at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, just before quitting time and no doubt long after Joe Biden had called it a day. It read:

When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available.

Huh? This claim is at odds with reality. Indeed, it’s even at odds with Biden himself. Here’s what he tweeted on December 21, 2020, a full month before taking office: “Today, I received the COVID-19 vaccine. To the scientists and researchers who worked tirelessly to make this possible — thank you. We owe you an awful lot.”

Wow. Where’s Scary Poppins when we need her? Where’s the Diva of Disinformation when the lies are really quite atrocious?

This bald-faced bit of mendacity, though, wasn’t some careless utterance from Kamala Harris or Jen Psaki. It came from the official Twitter account of the Biden White House. Even CNN’s Jake Tapper noticed it, and he said as much to the nation’s leading COVID-19 obfuscator, Anthony Fauci.

“More than three million Americans had been fully vaccinated, more than 18 million had at least one shot by inauguration day,” Tapper began. “You’re the president’s chief medical advisor. Why is the White House politicizing the pandemic by tweeting out that there was no vaccine available until Joe Biden became president? It’s not true.”

To which Fauci could only laugh sheepishly and say, “Y’know, Jake, I’m sorry, I can’t explain every tweet that comes out. Um, so you’re talking to the wrong person. I wasn’t involved in the tweet. I, I just can’t explain it. Sorry.”

Not even the Trump-deranged jonahgoldbergs at The Dispatch are backing Biden. As they note: “On December 21, 2020, Biden received his first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and then received his second dose of the vaccine on January 11, 2021.”

When a Democrat administration has lost The Dispatch…

To recap: More than three million Americans had been fully vaccinated by Inauguration Day, but the Biden White House claims “there was no vaccine available.” Lying liars don’t get much more liarly than that, even if they are forced to eventually correct the record.

Sadly, though, this isn’t the first time Biden has foisted this sort of falsehood on the American people. For example, as our Nate Jackson noted in March 2021, Biden lied through his pearly whites during his very first speech since his “unity” inaugural address: “Two months ago,” he asserted, “this country didn’t have nearly enough vaccine supply to vaccinate all or near all of the American public. But soon we will. … Now, because of all the work we’ve done, we’ll have enough vaccine supply for all adults in America by the end of May.”

Because of all the hard work WE’VE done?

One wonders: Did Biden ever hear about Operation Warp Speed?

The man has no shame.

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The Awful Symbolism of a Baby Formula Shortage

Few things are going right in Joe Biden’s America, and voters should remember come November.

Nate Jackson

Under President Let’s Go Brandon, our nation is ill-prepared to care for its most precious and helpless people. That’s the clear reality brought home by the increasingly problematic nationwide 40% shortage of baby formula. Such a thing should be unthinkable in the United States of America, yet here we are.

Now, don’t get us wrong. This is not a call for bolstering the cradle-to-grave welfare state built by Democrats from FDR to LBJ to LGB. But it is a sad commentary on a nation that was firing on all cylinders as recently as February 2020 under the far more able leadership of Donald Trump.

The man claiming to be here to fix all the things, Joe Biden, has done nothing but muck things up. The administration was well aware of the baby formula shortage at least by February — when the Food and Drug Administration made it worse. “The administration has been on this from the get-go,” insists Brian Deese, director of the National Economic Council. “A lot of this emanated from a plant in Michigan that was producing formula that didn’t meet safety standards.”

In February, after two infants had died and two others became severely ill after consuming formula produced by Abbott Laboratories, the company issued a recall and shut down its Sturgis, Michigan, facility. The plant has still not reopened due to an FDA investigation, though Abbott announced that “after a thorough review of all available data, there is no evidence to link our formulas to these infant illnesses.”

What Deese didn’t tell you is that moms have known about supply issues since last fall. The price of formula is up 18% over last year, and retailers are now limiting quantities for customers.

How long will the shortage continue? Biden promises “there’s nothing more urgent we’re working on,” but he says the shortage is just transitory and shelves will be full again in a few weeks. Yet according to Perrigo Company PLC CEO Murray Kessler, the supply issues will remain for the “balance of the year.” That sure is inconvenient for Democrats because it means voters will be thinking about it — and a slew of other economic malaise — when they cast their ballots in November.

Women backed Biden over Trump 57-42 in 2020, but that huge margin likely won’t hold for the midterms. According to a Washington Times report on an April Marist poll, “Among parents with children younger than 18, registered voters said they would pick a Republican over a Democrat in November’s congressional elections by a nearly 30-point margin, 60% to 32%.”

Don’t mess with momma bears.

It’s interesting that this story is really gaining prominence so soon after the Supreme Court leak about overturning Roe v. Wade. Leftists, after all, routinely deride pro-lifers for not caring about babies after they’re born. That’s never been true, of course. Conservative pro-lifers have long been champions of whole families, pregnancy resource centers, sound education practices, and a slew of societal helps and benefits for children, including basic supply chain competence.

Democrats, by contrast, are the party of shutting down schools and only reopening them in order to indoctrinate and groom children. Democrats are the party sending pallets of baby formula to the border for migrants.

Democrats are the party running the protection racket that is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) for low-income mothers. Long story short, food stamp regulations dictate a lot of what formula ends up on store shelves — or, in this case, doesn’t end up on shelves. That’s why Nancy Pelosi, of all people, is promising deregulation on this soon.

Perhaps most grotesquely, Democrats are the party that says, if inflation’s bad, just abort the kid. “The fact that things like inflation can happen and it can become more expensive to feed your kids and to fuel your car,” said Democrat Representative Katie Porter, “is exactly why people need to be able to be in charge of how many mouths they’re gonna have to feed.”

Boy, there’s a campaign slogan for you: “Life’s expensive in Joe Biden’s America, so just cut back on the number of mouths you have to feed.”

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Did Fauci and Collins Collect Big Pharma Royalties?

Records show that NIH researchers received over $350 million in royalty payments from 2010 to 2020.

Thomas Gallatin

A newly acquired Freedom of Information Act request report reveals that from 2010 to 2020, individuals at the National Institutes of Health received an awful lot of money in royalty payments from third-party payers, likely pharmaceutical companies. How much money? The FIOA report, obtained by the nonprofit government watchdog group Open the Books, found that “between fiscal years 2010 and 2020, more than $350 million in royalties were paid by third-parties to the agency and NIH scientists — who are credited as co-inventors.”

The report further observes, “Because those payments enrich the agency and its scientists, each and every royalty payment could be a potential conflict of interest and needs disclosure.”

Exactly who at NIH received royalties and who paid those royalties remains a mystery, given that the documents received from NIH were heavily redacted. The information that was available notes the total number of NIH scientists and the total aggregate royalty payments NIH received.

The report noted that the agency’s top officials did indeed receive royalty payments, but the total amount and the source of those royalty payments remains hidden. What is known is that former NIH Director Francis Collins as well as Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), received royalty payments.

The revelation brings up an obvious conflict of interest question. Without knowing exactly what drug company was paying the royalties, it’s difficult to answer that question, but at the very least there is certainly the appearance of impropriety. Making matters worse is the fact that both Fauci and Collins went out of their way during the pandemic to promote certain narratives, like support of vaccine and masking mandates, while at the same time stifling legitimate inquires, such as the lab leak theory.

If it is learned that any of the pharmaceutical companies that produced COVID vaccines — companies like Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson — were making royalty payments to Fauci or Collins or both, that would present a significant breach of trust.

But it could go even deeper. Should any company with roots in China be discovered to have been making payments to NIH leadership, that might also go a long way to explaining the reason why Collins in particular was so adamant in his downplaying of the lab-leak theory.

More light needs to be shined on this, and NIH needs to disclose who was paid and by whom. The officials need to be held to account and not be allowed to hide behind a mountain of bureaucratic obfuscation.

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“Everybody is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people’s idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage.” —Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Political Futures

“The midterm election is less than six months away. To preserve their narrow majorities in Congress, Democrats need to change the trajectory of this campaign. Right now. Their solution? Pretend that the election isn’t a referendum on Biden’s job performance but a choice between Biden and Donald Trump. Scare voters with references to the extremism of the right. Invoking Trump alone is not enough, however. Terry McAuliffe tried that approach during last year’s Virginia gubernatorial campaign and it flopped. McAuliffe lost. Running against Trump and the Make America Great Again (MAGA) movement doesn’t work when Trump is neither president nor on the ballot. Democrats have convinced themselves that victory in the fall requires something scarier than MAGA. It requires Ultra-MAGA. … Expect the alarm bells to ring louder as autumn approaches. By Election Day, Biden will have moved from ‘Ultra-MAGA’ to ‘Mega-MAGA,’ ‘Super-Duper MAGA,’ ‘MAGA Deluxe XXL,’ and, in homage to his love of ice cream, ‘All-Out Triple Scoop Chunky Monkey MAGA with Extra Deplorables.’ Voters will respond as they usually do when Biden speaks. They will ignore him.” —Matthew Continetti

For the Record

“The institution that I’m a part of, if someone said that one line of one opinion would be leaked by anyone, you would say that, ‘Oh, that’s impossible. No one would ever do that.’ There was such a belief in the rule of law, belief in the court, a belief in what we were doing, that that was verboten. It was beyond anyone’s understanding, or at least anyone’s imagination, that someone would do that. And look where we are, where now that trust or that belief is gone forever. When you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I’m in, it changes the institution fundamentally. You begin to look over your shoulder. It’s like kind of an infidelity that you can explain it, but you can’t undo it.” —Justice Clarence Thomas

Non Compos Mentis Award

“The fact is this is a dangerous court to families, to freedom, in our country.” —House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Dezinformatsiya

“When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available. In the last 15 months, the economy has created 8.3M jobs and the unemployment rate stands at 3.6% — the fastest decline in unemployment to start a President’s term ever recorded.” —The White House

Dumb and Dumber

“I think Americans are in denial exactly about what this Republican Party is planning to do. They would like to overturn voting rights. They would like to overturn gay rights. They’re in the process of overturning women’s rights.” —”The View” co-host Joy Behar

“Listen, it doesn’t matter what you think. When you think [the preborn have rights]. … It’s your decision, what you do with your body and how your family works. And for me, I don’t care what your religious beliefs are.” —”The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg

And Last…

“Sending baby formula to illegal immigrants while your own infant citizens starve is not compassionate. It is cruel. It is what you do when you hate your country.” —Allie Beth Stuckey

“Biden’s mistake is that he thinks he was elected to transform the country, but actually everyone just wanted less drama.” —Elon Musk

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The billionaire Tesla founder, who is currently in the process of purchasing Twitter, points out the social media giant currently offers users two versions of their feed, known as “Latest Tweets” and “Home.” The latter are generated by Twitter’s algorithm, while the former shows tweets from followed accounts in the order they are sent.

Musk advised users to switch to “Latest Tweet” immediately.

MUSK SAYS TWITTER HAS ACCUSED HIM OF VIOLATING NDA AFTER HE TWEETED THEIR BOT REVIEW PROCESS

Musk announced his intentions to purchase Twitter last month after criticizing the company’s lack of commitment to free speech. He says he will take the company private after the purchase.

Something isn’t working with Kamala Harris: She repeats same phrase 4 times in 30 seconds | WND

Kamala Harris has made a second career of making a fool of herself with repetitive, meandering statements in recent months, but last week, she might have just have topped them all.

At a Friday summit of the Association of Southeast Nations at the State Department in Washington, the vice president repeated the phrase “work together” so many times in the space of 30 seconds that it made observers suspect that something wasn’t working upstairs.

It wasn’t the first time Harris has been an embarrassment, but it might have been the worst.

Check out the video here:

“I often note and I’ve talked with many of you about our shared belief that our world is increasingly more interconnected and interdependent,” Harris said, according to a White House transcript that had to be shameful to publish.

“That is especially true when it comes to the climate crisis, which is why we will work together and continue to work together to address these issues, to tackle these challenges and to work together as we continue to work, operating from the new norms, rules and agreements that we will convene to work together on to galvanize global action.

“With that, I thank you all. This is a matter of urgent priority for all of us. And I know we will work on this together.”

The mockery didn’t take long to start.

Did you get the impression that Harris thinks it’s important to work together? Repeating the same formulation four times in less than half a minute indicates how important she thinks it is. Or how little her brain is actually connected to her lips.

It’s a moment on a par with “the passage of time,” Harris made famous during an appearance in Louisiana in March.

It dwarfs her “folks order what they want” comment from the end of February.

And it makes her ruminations on space from mid-April in California — the legendary, “Space, it affects us all – and it connects us all”  — sound like William Jennings Bryan’s “cross of gold.”

The big problem here is that Harris was posing as an international leader when she made these remarks. It’s one thing when she embarrasses herself with nonsense about “the passage of time” in the American heartland. It’s another thing entirely when she’s on an international stage and mouths off like this.

It’s what she did back in March when she laughed awkwardly while fielding a very serious question during a news conference with the president of Poland about refugees from Ukraine while on an ill-advised trip to Europe.

A former spokeswoman for Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy summed up the foreign view with a Twitter post she eventually deleted (no doubt in the interest of keeping the Biden administration happy):

“It would be a tragedy if this woman won the presidency,” Iuliia Mendel wrote.

Deleting that tweet due to liberal pressure doesn’t mean the worry it reflects has disappeared, too.

Kamala Harris is literally a heartbeat from the presidency and was chosen for the position not for any innate talent, ability or even love of country, but simply as black woman to appeal to black voters (and white liberals) — a piece in the crassest of calculations involving race and sex and the outsized role both play in American politics, especially the politics of the modern Democratic Party.

Harris has embarrassed herself and her country in Europe; she’s embarrassed herself and her country with the ongoing invasion of illegal aliens that’s been directly fostered by the administration she serves (and that she’s supposed to be in charge of).

Now, she’s embarrassed herself and her country again on another international stage.

Harris wants the world to “work together” when it comes to climate change. Conservatives and Republicans and patriotic Americans of every stripe need to work together in two ways.

First, as painful as it may be, pray that President Joe Biden provides no opening for Harris to assume the presidency before 2024. He’s a doddering, spiteful liar who’s almost certainly made a career of selling out his office, but he’s better than a younger, spiteful Harris would be.

(With her recent run of public embarrassments, she’s actually building a rivalry to Biden’s own considerable record of gaffes. She’s got a long way to go, of course, but she’s off to a strong start.)

And second, make certain in the 2024 presidential election that Harris never gets anywhere near executive power again.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Source: Something isn’t working with Kamala Harris: She repeats same phrase 4 times in 30 seconds

75% Of Americans Think The Country Under Biden Is Headed In The Wrong Direction — Conservative Review

A majority of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction, and much of their blame rests on Biden and his economic crises.

75% Of Americans Think The Country Under Biden Is Headed In The Wrong Direction — Conservative Review

Putin: US Biolabs in Post-Soviet States Gather Biological Material, Study Virus Spread Patterns

The Russian military discovered evidence of the US conducting experiments with viruses in biological laboratories on the territory of Ukraine. The documents were discovered in laboratories seized as a part of the Russian special military operation.

Source: Putin: US Biolabs in Post-Soviet States Gather Biological Material, Study Virus Spread Patterns

Russia Plans to Launch UN Investigation Into Violation of Biological Weapons Convention in Ukraine

Russia noted that the US is deliberately concealing information regarding Pentagon-sponsored bio-warfare research in Ukraine.

Source: Russia Plans to Launch UN Investigation Into Violation of Biological Weapons Convention in Ukraine

Saudi Oil Profits Skyrocket as Biden Admin Cuts US Oil Production

A Saudi Arabian oil giant on Sunday reported an 82 percent increase in net income for the first quarter of 2022 as the Biden administration continues to curb U.S. oil production. The post appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .

Source: Saudi Oil Profits Skyrocket as Biden Admin Cuts US Oil Production