Daily Archives: May 17, 2022

The Bible and its Story: The End of the Earth

Many wise counsels fill the hulk of the Book of Ecclesiastes, maxims similar to those of the Book of Proverbs. But all the words are heavy with the sense of earth’s little importance, of the swift fleeting of time, which casts all things into the past, the sure coming of death, which breaks all plans, cuts short all worldly rewards or punishments. Thus, only one thing is worth while, the service of God. “Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.”

‎“Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.”

‎The final chapter of the book draws, in an intensely beautiful and pathetic figure, the picture of death’s coming. Then it sums up all: “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter; Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duly of man.

‎“For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”

by Julius A. Bewer; Charles F. Horne

The Safest Place — VCY America

And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. (John 10:28)

We believe in the eternal security of the saints. First, because they are Christ’s, and He will never lose the sheep which He has bought with His blood and received of His Father.

Next, because He gives them eternal life, and if it be eternal, well then, it is eternal, and there can be no end to hell, and heaven, and God. If spiritual life can die out, it is manifestly not eternal life, and that effectually shuts out the possibility of an end.

Observe, further, that the Lord expressly says, “They shall never perish.” As long as words have a meaning, this secures believers from perishing. The most obstinate unbelief cannot force this meaning out of this sentence.

Then, to make the matter complete, He declares that His people are in His hand, and He defies all their enemies to pluck them out of it. Surely it is a thing impossible even for the fiend of hell. We must be safe in the grasp of an almighty Savior. Be it ours to dismiss carnal fear as well as carnal confidence and rest peacefully in the hollow of the Redeemer’s hand.

The Safest Place — VCY America

True Worship, Part 4 (#2) – Listen to Grace to You with John MacArthur, May 17, 2022

It’s natural to think of worship only in terms of religion . . . worshiping God. But fact is, people canand often dodevote enormous time, money, physical effort, and mental energy to people and things . . . in effect, worshiping them as a way of life . . . instead of God God alone.

What on Earth is the Millennium? Part 2 – Listen to Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah, May 17, 2022

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Considering man’s track record of violence, greed and corruption, it’s impossible to think we’ll ever experience peace on earth. But God’s Word says that one day we will! David Jeremiah continues his look at the thousand-year reign of Christ on earth – a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity. 

— Read on www.oneplace.com/ministries/turning-point/listen/what-on-earth-is-the-millennium-part-2-963031.html

Fear or Faith? — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)


Worry is really just another word for fear. When we worry about our kids, our relationships, our finances, or any number of things, we are actually living in fear. And it can be paralyzing.

Fear displaces faith in our hearts. Faith is the assurance of God’s ability to give us help and strength and wisdom. When fear displaces our faith, we find it hard to believe that our God is able.

Faith displaces fear. When we take each and every fear to God and give it into His hands, trusting Him to be our help and our strength, our faith displaces that fear. His peace comes in. It doesn’t mean our problems all fade into the distance. It does mean however, that we will have the strength we need to face every challenge.

It also means we can expect our almighty God to work within our circumstances in unexpected ways. It means we can be more than just survivors — we can be overcomers.

To feel fear in the face of the unknown is a normal reaction. Yet God tells us we can live beyond that and let our faith extinguish our fear.

Take whatever worry is plaguing your mind and heart today and identify the fear that it truly is. Then invite God to help you lift the shield of faith to extinguish that fear. He is able and He will do it!

Father God, I thank You that You are more powerful than any of my circumstances. Today I ask You to increase my faith and to extinguish the fear that threatens to sap strength from my soul. Please help me to keep focused on You and not my fear. I lift up my shield of faith. In the name of Jesus, amen.

By Gail Rodgers
Used by Permission


Further Reading

•  Pressing the RESET button on our lives 

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

•  Salvation Explained

Fear or Faith? — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

The Bible and its Story: The Circle of Life

Having narrated his personal experience, the Preacher points to the life of others all around him, to draw thence the same conclusions. There is much change, but no progress; the lives of men swing in an endless circle, even as the artist, Crane, has pictured them. “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

‎“A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

‎“A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

‎“A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

‎“A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.”

‎From this endless whirl, the Preacher draws the conclusion that only the present hour should concern us. We should do what seems right at this moment and take joy in it.

‎“Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?”

by Julius A. Bewer; Charles F. Horne

Heidelminicast: Heidelberg Catechism 87—Will The Impenitent Be Saved? — 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 87—Will The Impenitent Be Saved? — The Heidelblog

17 May 2022 News Briefing

After recent terror attacks, Members of Knesset call for Israel to create new policies and spirit to defeat its enemies
Yesterday, Members of Knesset from both the Coalition and Opposition called for the State of Israel to develop new policies to defeat its enemies, or its future might be challenging. The Members of Knesset, with senior military and security leaders, heads of NGOs and academics, came together for the opening of the Knesset Israel Victory Caucus (KIVC), in coordination with the Israel Victory Project of the Middle East Forum.

Bold and historic conference in Saudi Arabia brings together leaders of several faiths for first time in the kingdom
Last week, the Muslim World League hosted a historic event both for its content and its location: The Forum on Common Values among Religious Followers drew some 100 leaders from several faiths together in Saudi Arabia, making it the first multi-faith event hosted in the kingdom. Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist religious leaders gathered to “explore shared values and a common global vision for interfaith cooperation,” according to a press release from the event.

Where’s the grace, Totino-Grace?
Do you remember your high school yearbook — the headshots, the team photos, the random candid shots? Well, apparently, yearbooks, like much of life today, are not what they used to be. Totino-Grace High School’s 2021-2022 yearbook includes a full page of photos of four black individuals it claims were “murdered” — George Floyd, Amir Locke, and Daunte Wright in Minnesota, and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. “Say their names” appears at the bottom of the page in large capital letters. It’s true that all four died after encounters with law enforcement. But only George Floyd was murdered.

Michael Flynn files $50 million claim against feds in prelude to lawsuit over Russia probe
In a prelude to a formal lawsuit, former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has quietly filed a $50 million claim against the FBI and Justice Department for “malicious prosecution” related to the now-discredited Russia collusion investigation.

Nunes to Newsmax: Hillary Lawyer Part of Bigger Conspiracy to Get Trump
Michael Sussmann, the Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer on trial this week for lying to the FBI over claims the 2016 Trump campaign was involved in collusion with Russia, was only part of a larger effort to target the GOP nominee, Devin Nunes, the CEO of Trump’s social media platform, tells Newsmax. Nunes said, … that he’s looking for “the two witnesses that were given immunity: one that worked for Fusion GPS, one that worked for the tech firm that did the spying on the Trump Tower and the Trump apartments and, ultimately, the White House.

Captured Russians: Kremlin Commanders ‘Shooting Their Own Wounded’
The soldiers claimed that a Russian lieutenant colonel has killed multiple injured troops. Recalling one account, the prisoners said the lieutenant colonel asked one soldier if he could walk, shooting him dead after he replied that he could not. “It was a young man; he was wounded,” a soldier explained to Ukrainian journalist Volodymyr Zolkin. “He was on the ground. He was asked if he could walk, so he was shot dead with a gun.” Another prisoner jumped in: “The most important thing — this wasn’t a single case. “He shot four or five like this,”

Monkeypox ‘spreading in community’ in UK
Four more cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the UK, bringing the number of people in the country known to have the disease to seven. Three of the cases have been detected in London, and one in the north-east of England, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said on Monday. All four of the latest cases appear to have been infected in London and the health agency is investigating how they caught the virus.

Volcanic Alert Level Raised by USGS; Cleveland Could Erupt
A large, potentially dangerous volcano isn’t erupting yet, but scientists say odds have increased of eruptive activity at the Cleveland Volcano. USGS scientists monitoring it have raised the Volcano Alert Level and Aviation Color Code to ADVISORY /YELLOW due to elevated surface temperatures and an increase in sulfur dioxide emissions.

Putin Says Finland, Sweden Entering NATO Doesn’t Threaten Russia, But Will Likely ‘Trigger’ Response
Continuing his ‘calm’ response, Putin explained his thinking on Sweden and Finland’s moves toward NATO before a summit of Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) heads in Moscow on Monday. Putin told the group of former Soviet allied nations that the Scandinavian countries’ membership bid “doesn’t pose a threat” but it may still “trigger a response”.

The New Rift Between WHO And China
From the beginning of the pandemic, the World Health Organization and China’s CCP have worked and spoken hand-in-glove, culminating in the Potemkin Village junket of mid-February 2020. The WHO-sponsored travel report—how wonderfully China had performed!—was written and signed by American public health officials … Sensing this problem, the head of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, offered a mild criticism: “Considering the behavior of the virus, I think a shift will be very important,” adding that he had discussed this point with Chinese scientists. Implausibly, merely by stating the incredibly obvious point, Tedros has made himself an enemy of the state.

Did Fauci Just Convince Swing-Voters To Pull For Trump?
Fauci says if Trump is reelected, he would not continue to serve as White House Chief Medical Advisor. Fauci, who as the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease funded dangerous “gain-of-function” research on coronaviruses and then lied about it while under oath, is the US government’s top official in charge of the pandemic response.

Lott: Guess How Many Violent Crimes Actually Involve Guns?
To President Biden, public health researchers, and the media, violent crime is all about guns. But a new survey finds that people are badly misinformed about how much violent crime involves guns. The average likely American voter is way off, thinking that over 46% of violent crimes involve guns. In fact, the true figure is less than 8%. over 92% of violent crimes in America do not involve firearms.

Supreme Court Rebuffs Biden Admin, Sides With Ted Cruz Over Campaign-Finance Caps
The Supreme Court struck down a federal campaign-finance regulation limiting politicians from repaying loans above $250,000 from supporters more than three weeks after Election Day.

Senior officer: Thousands of bullets were fired at us, I’ve never seen anything like it
“More than three hours that felt like a pressure cooker, the amount of gunfire aimed at us was indescribable, thousands of bullets. We replaced four punctured tires, two protected vehicles were shut down, protected windshields were shattered,” the officer said. “I have been in the army for more than 20 years and I have never seen anything like it.”

Report: Russians fire on IAF craft in Syria for the 1st time
S-300 battery, which can only be operated by Russian officers, reportedly launches missile at IAF planes operating in Syria. The Syrians activated their air defense systems, which missed the Israeli planes. As the planes turned back towards Israel, the Russian S-300 systems were activated and launched.

National Council of Jewish Women creates outlet for Jews to donate to abortion funds
As the Supreme Court appears likely to soon overturn Roe v. Wade, NCJW’s Jewish Fund for Abortion Access will help pay for the NAF’s abortion hotline, the largest in the country. In the 1920s, the National Council of Jewish Women helped establish the first 10 birth control clinics in the United States, which later became Planned Parenthood clinics.

Defense Minister warns: Arab takeover could shrink Israel to half its size
Defense Minister Benny Gantz read out a WhatsApp message that had gone viral across the country, containing threats by anonymous, ostensibly Arab elements to take control of the country. The message reads: “Keep cursing; you have no chance against allah…….

The left thinks that ‘men can get pregnant’ and it was prophesied by Jeremiah
This is just the latest case of lunacy promoted by the left, who claim that men can get pregnant. But this phenomenon of ‘men getting pregnant’ seems to have been prophesied in the Bible by Jeremiah. Rabbi Yosef Berger, the rabbi of King David’s Tomb on Mount Zion, described the transgender movement as the “last stage of idolatry that precedes the Messiah.” Jeremiah 30:6-7 Surely males do not bear young! Why then do I see every man With his hands on his loins Like a woman in labor? Why have all faces turned pale? Ah, that day is awesome; There is none like it! It is a time of trouble for Yaakov, …

Biden’s solution for Arab violence in Jerusalem: Give Temple Mount to Jordan
“The President affirmed his strong support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and cited the need to preserve the historic status quo at the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount,” the statement read.

Earth escapes massive Sun blast, but NASA says more solar flares coming
A major blast of energy from the Sun barely missed hitting Earth, but NASA predicts that more solar flares are coming.

Worst drought in 40 years affecting Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia
The Horn of Africa is experiencing its fourth consecutive failed rainy season and the worst drought since 1981. At least 15 million people across Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia are already affected and there are fears this number could jump to 20 million.

Destructive floods and landslides hit Assam, India
Southwest monsoon seems to have arrived early this year as very heavy rains hit Assam, producing destructive floods and landslides. As of May 16, at least 5 people have been killed, including three in a landslide in Dima Hasao.

Prepare for arrival: Tech pioneer warns of alien invasion 
…No, this alien will not come from a distant planet – it will be born right here on Earth, hatched in a research lab at a major university or large corporation. I am referring to the first artificial general intelligence (AGI) that reaches (or exceeds) human-level cognition.

A Mind-Blowing Lie by the World’s Most Influential Muslim
On April 24, 2022, the grand imam of Islam’s most prestigious university, Al Azhar, delivered an address before the heads of state, with Egyptian President al-Sisi sitting in the front row, during state-level celebrations of Laylat al-Qadr (the “Night of Power”), which, in Islamic teaching, is the night when Allah first revealed the Koran to Muhammad.

Scandalous documents disclosed: “Putin was right” 
The director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Israel denounced Canadian troops for training neo-Nazi fighters in Ukraine, saying Ottawa has a responsibility to prevent such things from happening. “The Canadian government has not paid due attention,” Zuroff told Citizen of Ottawa. However, the Canadian military has denied any obligation to screen participants in the training.

WARNING: Elementary School Teachers Are Using The ‘Gender Unicorn’ To Groom And Recruit Your Young Child Into The LGBTQIA Lifestyle
If this article today on groomer teachers doesn’t sicken you, anger you, and motivate you to action, then there is something seriously wrong with you on a soul level. What am I talking about? I am talking about how, all across America, in the vast majority of public schools, a massive campaign is underway to groom and recruit your child into the LGBTQIA+ lifestyle. It works with the aid of tools like The Gender Unicorn, which takes their demonic nonsense and makes it palatable to young minds.

Wisconsin school district charges students with ‘sexual harassment’ for not using trans pronouns 
I’ve been saying for some time that the “pronoun wars” have nothing to do with courtesy and everything to do with affirming or rejecting a view of the world that proponents of gender theory are trying to promote. Many trans activists and their allies are eager to present their demands as a mere matter of courtesy.

Investigation Launched After ‘Mystery’ Surge in Deaths of Newborn Babies
Health authorities in Scotland have launched an investigation after a mystery surge in deaths of newborn babies, the second time the phenomenon has been recorded in the space of six months.

Musa Yamak dead aged 38: German boxer collapses in ring and suffers heart attack in ninth pro fight
BOXER Musa Yamak has tragically died at 38 after collapsing in the ring and suffering a heart attack.

EMERGENCY: The Biden Administration Is Prepared to Sign Off on a Trap “To Make Health of Americans Dependent on Whims of China”
…The World Health Organization (WHO), the organization that has unhesitatingly been doing China’s bidding during the COVID pandemic, is reportedly now planning to orchestrate a massive new power grab to internationally control the response to any future global pandemic. The plan is apparently to make the health of Americans dependent on the whims of China — which is both actively seeking to displace the US as the world’s leading superpower and has for years been working on new means of bio-warfare.

 In An Amazing Coincidence, The Leaders Of The World’s Three Most Powerful Nations Are Battling Serious Health Issues
In Russia, Vladimir Putin has  declared war on Ukraine, but it’s the weirdest war you ever saw and Putin is suffering with major health issues and complications. In Communist China, Xi Jinping has suffered a cerebral aneurysm, and is currently incapacitated.

Democrats laying out the devil’s footprints
If this were still Joe Biden’s ominous, oft-repeated “dark winter” of death, we’d be able to see the devil’s hoof prints left behind in the snow, a telltale reminder of his evil unrelenting presence in our daily lives. But it’s a spring that already feels like summer with budding green buds on trees making winter seem so far behind. No one thinks of Satan, or what his Democrat minions have in mind when they’re firing up the barbecue or watching happy kids jumping joyously into the backyard pool.

Navy Remains Silent About Secret Boat’s Sinking
The sinking occurred on Dec. 7, 2021. Information about the vessel’s name and what type of technology was outfitted on the boat has been shielded from the public. The service noted that the incident occurred while the boat was moored at an undisclosed area. It gave no reason why the vessel sunk, though it said damages amounted to $2.5 million.

The Beginning of the End: Why Volodymyr Zelensky’s Upcoming Virtual Appearance at Davos Is a Bigger Deal Than Most Realize
To those who aren’t prepared to fight the globalist elites or who believe we still have years or decades to get ready, we may be seeing the first public round of the next step of The Great Reset.

Source: https://www.raptureready.com/2022/05/17/17-may-2022/

Headlines – 5/17/2022

In first, Russian military said to fire S-300 missiles at Israeli jets over Syria

After Syria strike, Gantz vows to stem Iranian transfer of ‘advanced capabilities’

Clashes erupt at Jerusalem funeral of Palestinian mortally wounded on Temple Mount

Temple Mount funeral ignites clashes, Palestinians attempt car ramming

Is PA leader ‘diplomatic terrorist’ or ‘peace partner’? Discord in coalition grows

Netanyahu accuses Bennett of ‘gambling with lives’ as PM defends Ra’am partnership

Ra’am touts housing wins for unrecognized Negev villages in new deal with government

US welcomes Lebanon elections, calls on politicians to ‘rescue’ the economy

Hezbollah MP threatens rivals before election results

Pompeo visits Iranian opposition to show support for growing anti-government protests

Bold and historic conference in Saudi Arabia brings together leaders of several faiths for first time in the kingdom

Biden approves return of troops for Somalia counterterrorism fight, reversing Trump

Taliban Dissolve Afghanistan’s Human Rights Commission, Other Key Bodies

Taliban Claims 130,000-Strong Army as Afghans Face Starvation

Vladimir Putin is ‘quite seriously ill’, says former spy who wrote Trump Russia dossier

Erdogan Says Swedish, Finnish Delegations Should Not Bother Coming to Turkey

Russian State TV: Putin Must Deploy Nukes If Finland, Sweden Join NATO

Sweden Expects Russian Cyberattack After NATO Move

How intentional flooding saved Ukrainian village from Russian occupation

Senate to Advance $40 Billion Ukraine Aid Package Despite Objections by Sen. Rand Paul

McDonald’s to sell Russia business, exit country over Ukraine war

Orban Blocking EU Ban on Russian Oil: Like Dropping ‘Nuclear Bomb’ on Hungarian Economy

Audio Leaked of Chinese Military Meeting Discussing the Invasion of Taiwan and Defeat of Regional US Forces

Mexican President Praises Soldiers for ‘Protecting’ Cartel Gunmen by Running From Them

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Begins Bussing Illegal Aliens To Washington DC

Migrant Mom in Texas Expects Feds to Deliver Abandoned Child to Her

First Durham Trial: Former Clinton Campaign Lawyer Sussmann’s Case Starts

Devin Nunes: Durham case revealed criminal elusion of Congress

Former partner, FBI agent to testify against ex-Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann

Durham, Sussmann legal teams agree on 38 possible jurors, trial could start by Tuesday

Obama Judge Allows Hillary and AOC Donors Into Jury Pool in Durham Case Against Hillary Attorney Sussmann

Clarence Thomas rips media: I’ll leave my job when I do it as poorly as you do yours

On eve of primary, Dr. Oz non-committal on 2020 election irregularities

VoterGA Exposes Local TV Station that Posted Premature Primary Results Before the Upcoming Election

True the Vote Announces They Now Have Footage of the 2020 Green Bay Drop Boxes – Are Working with Law Enforcement in Wisconsin

2000 Mules Just “Tip of the Voter Fraud Iceberg” – Michigan Investigators Reveal Mountain of New Evidence of 2020 Election Fraud

Project Veritas: Senior Engineer Lashes Out at Elon Musk, Admits “Twitter Does Not Believe in Free Speech”

Twitter stock has lost all of its gains since Elon Musk disclosed his stake

Ex-Goldman Sachs CEO Warns Americans to Prepare for Economic Recession

Global Food Crisis: India Export Ban Sees European Wheat Prices Hit Record High

Food shortages could force ‘a third’ of fish and chips shops to close

‘A Skull and Bones-type vibe’: Spy agencies grapple with how much to share at UFO hearing

Astronaut snaps Super Flower Blood Moon eclipse photos from space station

Super Flower Blood Moon of 2022, longest total lunar eclipse in 33 years

5.8 magnitude earthquake hits near Bengkulu, Indonesia

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits south of New Zealand

Earthquake swarm in the Reykjanes/Svartsengi volcanic system, Aviation Color Code raised to Yellow, Iceland

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 23,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 22,000ft

Ruiz volcano in Colombia erupts to 21,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 15,000ft

Nevados De Chillan volcano in Chile erupts to 13,000ft

Semeru volcano in Indonesia erupts to 13,000ft

Ibu volcano in Indonesia erupts to 13,000ft

Karymsky volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 12,000ft

Manam volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts to 10,000ft

Destructive floods and landslides hit Assam, India

Worst drought in 40 years affecting Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia

Iraq sandstorm: Red skies as Iraq hit by eighth sandstorm in weeks

Scorching heat roasts India as New Delhi soars to 116 F

New Mexico wildfire scorches nearly 300,000 acres, becomes largest wildfire in state history

Arrest of ‘Stubborn About Justice’ Cardinal Zen Divides Hong Kong’s Catholics

33 Shot During Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

Church shooting suspect from China, targeted Taiwanese group over political tensions: police

Authorities: Hate against Taiwanese led to church attack

Facebook Struggles to Keep Buffalo Shooting Video Offline

A new generation of white supremacist killer: shedding blood with internet winks, memes and livestreams

Peter Doocy Grills White House Spox: How Come Biden is Visiting Buffalo, But He Couldn’t Visit Waukesha?

39 of America’s 50 most prestigious medical schools, including USC and Brown, exposed for having mandatory Critical Race Theory training in their curriculums

Virginia mom suing biracial son’s school over CRT curriculum says it ‘totally changed his perspective’ on race

BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors says group flooded with ‘White guilt money’

Poll: Voters Say They Will Stop Using Companies That Push Political Agendas They Disagree With

Nolte: Pro-Grooming Disney’s Favorability Rating Plummets 53 Points In One Year

Eighth graders using the wrong pronouns is now considered sexual harassment

JK Rowling blasts masked trans activists for attacking feminist protester

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Star Freaks Out over Florida’s Anti-Grooming Law

Florida church hosting event for kids featuring drag show and ‘forbidden queer literature’

Nearly a Dozen Arrested in Indiana Child Sex Crimes Sting Operation

Michelle Obama worries overturning Roe v. Wade will strip ‘womxn’ of their right to healthcare

Pelosi Calls on Private Companies to Provide Travel for Abortions

Starbucks Is Latest ‘Woke’ Company Planning to Cover Employees’ Abortion Expenses

Pro-Abortion Protesters Shout as Catholic Priest Prays over Them

FDA Commissioner Claims There is no Baby Formula Shortage, It’s Just a “Distribution Problem”

Baby Formula Maker Abbott Reaches Deal with FDA to Reopen Michigan Plant – Could Take Two Months Before Product is Available on Shelves

Forget Burning Man – Psychedelic Shamans Now Heading to Davos

Scientists Use Gene Editing to Create Mutant Cockroaches In Breakthrough

Sen. Chris Van Hollen Becomes Third Prominent Democrat to Suffer a Stroke This Year

Pandemic’s Pressures Widen Embrace of Long-Lasting Drugs for Addiction, Mental Illness

Brit Hume: COVID alarmists had the wrong prescription, pandemic protocols did ‘incalculable damage’

NYC Nears High Covid-Alert Level, May Consider Requiring Masks

COVID Testing Company Missed 96 Percent of Cases in Nevada

New Peer-Reviewed Study Finds Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine Protection Against Omicron Wanes Just a Week After Receiving Second and Third Dose

Source: http://trackingbibleprophecy.org/birthpangs.php

Mid-Day Snapshot · May 17, 2022

“From The Patriot Post (patriotpost.us)”

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“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” —Alexander Hamilton (1775)

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Dr. John Cheng: The Hero of Laguna Woods

When confronted with the ultimate fight-or-flight moment, a brave American man chose the former.

Douglas Andrews

If you’re like this author, an American man somewhere within the wide parameters of fighting age, you’ve replayed in your head more than once a scenario like the one that visited Dr. John Cheng this weekend.

You’ve replayed it at the store, and at the restaurant, and at the theater, and in church, and you’ve planned a course of action, and you’ve prayed that you never have to execute that plan.

On Sunday, at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California, an armed 68-year-old man named David Chou chained the doors and put super glue in the keyholes. In addition to two handguns, Chou had three bags that held four Molotov cocktails and extra ammo. He didn’t know anyone at the church, but he spent about an hour there before his rampage, mixing with some 40 other congregants at an after-service meal before opening fire on them.

Amid the chaos, one man, John Cheng, 52, a husband and father of two, made a selfless, split-second decision that cost him his life but without question saved countless others. Rather than flee or seek cover, Cheng charged Chou, hitting him on the head with a chair and tackling him, thereby buying the precious seconds needed for other parishioners, most of them elderly and Taiwanese, to join in and subdue the assailant, ultimately tying him up with extension cords until police arrived.

Cheng died and five others were wounded: four men ages 66, 92, 82, and 75, and an 86-year-old woman, none of whom have been identified. As the AP reports, Sheriff Don Barnes called Cheng’s heroism “a meeting of good versus evil” that probably saved the lives “of upwards of dozens of people.”

Those who knew the good doctor probably weren’t surprised at all. As the Los Angeles Times reports:

Dr. John Cheng was known for always putting others first. The Orange County sports medicine physician answered text messages from patients on the weekends. He was a good listener who spent time during appointments learning about patients’ lives and families. And he gave his time and money to high school athletic programs, serving as a team doctor for teenage athletes. … Cheng was raised in rural east Texas and said he was inspired by his father, a small-town physician who embraced his community and whose community embraced him.“

This, of course, was a hate crime, just like every other intentional shooting. In this case, Chou was motivated by political hatred against Taiwan and its people, which was documented in handwritten notes found by authorities. Apparently, Chou’s family was forcibly moved from mainland China to Taiwan sometime around or after the Chinese Communist takeover of mainland China in 1949. There, tensions grew between native Taiwanese and mainland immigrants who were often relegated to slums and military communities.

There was no hatred in Dr. Cheng, though. On Monday, Johnna Gherardini, executive director of the South Coast Medical Group where Cheng worked, greeted tearful patients in his office. “Many people will say he was at the wrong place at the wrong time, but I don’t believe so,” Gherardini said. “He was at the right place. He has always been giving. … He was a protector.”

Indeed, John Cheng was challenged on Sunday, and he answered by demonstrating that greatest form of Christian love: the willingness to lay down one’s life for one’s brothers and sisters.

Today, President Joe Biden is visiting Buffalo, New York, the site of another hate-filled and deadly assault over the weekend. But in skipping a visit to Laguna Woods, Biden will be missing out on an opportunity to celebrate the life of Dr. John Cheng, and an opportunity to reflect on the abundant goodness and greatness of America, rather than its isolated wickedness.

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The ‘Groomer’ ‘Fact-Checkers’ Are Onto Us

PolitiFact and its censorship minions are fact-checking the word “groomer.”

Emmy Griffin

When Disney opened up the floodgates with its ill-advised and horrid stance on Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, it brought the term “groomer” under fire. “Grooming” is what child predators do to make their victims more vulnerable to sexual exploitation, and leftists insist that ideological, political, or sexual identity conditioning isn’t grooming.

On May 11, PolitiFact weighed in on this debate. PolitiFact is a biased fact-checker and has been a reliable tool for the radical Left in censoring information or key words that are later tagged in social media posts. The word “groomer” has become the latest target in this linguistic power struggle. After the PolitiFact article was posted, the response was swift and scathing.

There are many issues with the reasoning in the article, but they fall under three main points:

  1. Not all LGBTQ+ people are groomers.
  2. Teaching children about sex and sexuality is done “without intent to sexually abuse a child.”
  3. “Experts in psychology and child development said they are not aware of any evidence showing that increased exposure to LGBTQ people or topics makes children more likely to join the LGBTQ community.”

The first claim that not all people who identify as LGBTQ+ are groomers is literally true, but the broader implication is absurd on its face. Activists, teachers, and politicians who implement the rainbow agenda as a means of influencing impressionable children and making them more vulnerable to sexual and political manipulation is, in fact, grooming. Harris Rigby sums up this sentiment perfectly, writing, “Opening children to the world of sexuality is grooming them into a lifestyle that values sex and sexuality as an identity.” James Lindsay added, “Most gays and lesbians are adamantly against grooming, so the inability to call out grooming in their name is what actually harms them.” In other words, PolitiFact trying to micromanage and dictate the meaning and usage of “groomer” harms the group it wants to protect.

As to the second claim that there is no intent to sexually abuse children, there’s a saying that goes, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Intention is irrelevant if those “good intentions” exacerbate the issues that kids are dealing with.

Example: A teen struggling with depression is told that maybe he is depressed because he’s “transgender.” He takes on that identity but his depression is untreated and worsens. He commits suicide. The “intent” is to make children more tolerant. The outcome is that children are more confused, angry, and vulnerable to manipulation by groomers of both the sexual and political type. Sometimes they end up taking their own lives.

Another example is the advent of “transition closets.” This enables children to hide their transition from their parents in a deliberate act of deception. Helping children to lie to their parents about sexual identity and sexual issues isn’t grooming? Again, the supposed intention of the Rainbow Mafia is to make school a safe place for LGBTQ+ children, but it’s grooming because it indoctrinates children in that ideology and then helps them lie to their parents about choosing to follow that lifestyle.

The third claim that so-called experts “are not aware of any evidence showing that increased exposure to LGBTQ people or topics makes children more likely to join the LGBTQ community” is just silly. I may not be aware that my child is awake from her nap, but that does not change the fact that she’s ready to get out of her crib and play — and I am an expert in my child’s needs. Just as I will eventually figure out that my child is awake, true experts will examine the evidence and find that talking about sex and sexuality to children is indoctrination. The very chart that is cited shows that the number of people identifying as LGBTQ+ is growing exponentially. Twenty-one percent of Gen Z now identify as LGBTQ+. To quote political pundit Ben Shapiro: “Yes, say the experts, probably 21% of people were always LGBTQ+, it’s just people were mean. Or, alternatively, there has never been a society in human history in which this was the case, and people are changing their behavior and ID radically based on cultural influences.”

Some ending thoughts from James Lindsay on this whole linguistic battle: “[Politifact’s] whole argument depends entirely on controlling the linguistic range of ‘groomer’ to a very narrow definition (which will still out in the end, I’d bet). Motte and bailey tactics, as always, and Americans see straight through them now. They might as well confess.”

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Democrats abandon “choice” as euphemism for abortion, Hillary supporters hamper Durham’s jury selection, California’s women’s board law ruled unconstitutional, and more.

Thomas Gallatin & Jordan Candler

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  • Democrats abandon “choice” as euphemism for abortion: The House Democrats’ pro-abortion group that has long gone by the moniker “Pro-Choice Caucus” has decided to abandon the term “choice” in reference to abortion. It now calls it “harmful language” and advocates instead for the word “decision” to be the new euphemism for abortion. The change in terminology is already underway, as pro-abortion Democrats chanted “my body, my decision” following the Senate’s failed vote to codify and expand abortion as a constitutional right. Democrats are old pros at the terminology game, which obfuscates their genuine political agenda. But Democrat strategist Lis Smith recently warned, “If this debate devolves into policing of terms like ‘pro choice’ ‘pro life’ and ‘safe legal and rare’ — we will absolutely lose it.” The great irony here is that the etymology of the word “decide” literally means “to cut off,” as in eliminating. So, in one sense, the Democrats are finally being more honest about what abortion is — the cutting off or elimination of a preborn human life. More likely, the change is because “choice” inherently presents alternatives to abortion, as well as raises the issue of choice regarding whether or not to engage in sexual activity that could lead to a pregnancy in the first place.
  • Hillary supporters hamper Durham’s jury selection: The jury selection for John Durham’s prosecution of Hillary Clinton’s former lawyer, Michael Sussmann, got underway on Monday, and it became clear that Durham will have a tough time convincing a jury that may be heavily biased toward Clinton. Many of the jurors expressed both distain for Donald Trump as well as admiration and support for Clinton, which isn’t surprising given that Hillary received over 90% of DC residents’ votes in 2016. Several of the jurors indicated that they had donated to Clinton’s campaign. Judge Christopher Cooper noted that the “case certainly has political overtones,” but he emphasized that “we’re not here to relitigate the 2016 election.” He added, “Donald Trump is not on trial. Hillary Clinton is not on trial.” The question is, in a city that is overwhelmingly political and Democrat, can Durham get a fair shake, let alone win a conviction? Furthermore, the judge has limited what testimony Durham is allowed to present, specifically testimony that debunks the Russian collusion hoax. The trial will certainly be an uphill battle for Durham.
  • California’s women’s board law ruled unconstitutional: Favoritism is anathema to the Constitution, as equality under the law is the standard espoused by the Founding Fathers. Unfortunately, Democrats and the Left have all too often rejected the equality principle in favor of grievance politics, which is a form of favoritism. They pit one group against another and design policies that favor “marginalized” groups. California has repeatedly provided examples of this leftist favoritism at work, but one such law has been unsurprisingly declared unconstitutional by a Los Angeles judge. The Golden State’s law requiring corporate boards to meet a gender-based quota was struck down by Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis. This judgement follows an earlier similar ruling that also declared unconstitutional a state law that had required corporate boards to include racially/ethnically diverse or sexually deviant individuals. Companies that failed to adhere to the law could be subject to hefty fines. That this law was overturned should come as little surprise. Prior to the law being signed by then-Governor Jerry Brown in January 2019, then-Secretary of State Alex Padilla warned, “Any attempt by the secretary of state to collect or enforce the fine would likely exceed its authority.”

Headlines

  • Three Trump candidates are in trouble in today’s primaries (Washington Examiner)
  • Court-drawn House map could devastate Democrat chances in midterms (Washington Examiner)
  • Federal court halts mandates forcing religious employers to pay for/perform irreversible trans surgeries (Daily Wire)
  • Abortion advocates officially start “Summer of Rage” (Townhall)
  • April migrant encounters hit record high as Biden looks to end Title 42 next week (Daily Wire)
  • Biden reverses Trump policy, sends troops to Somalia (PM)
  • Saudi oil profits skyrocket as Biden cuts U.S. oil production (Free Beacon)
  • Florida outlaws protests in front of private homes (Washington Examiner)
  • Abbott reaches deal with FDA to reopen baby formula plant linked to shortage (Axios)
  • Half of infants in the U.S. are on federal food assistance (PJ Media)
  • Woke Disney in “full-blown public relations fiasco” (PJ Media)
  • Policy: Canceling federal oil and gas leases isn’t about climate change (AEI)
  • Satire: AOC says we can’t let Republicans rule with their 51-49 minority (Babylon Bee)

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Netflix Memo to Employees: Get Tolerant or Get Lost

Big Business might just be seeing that going woke is bad for the bottom line.

Thomas Gallatin

There’s a reason members of the Millennial generation are often referred to as snowflakes — they struggle to deal with anyone or any idea that dares to cross their emotionally laden sensitivities. Some Millennials are as bad as two-year-olds who throw a temper tantrum over being told “no.” Generation Z is perhaps even more of a problem in this regard.

However, in many ways it’s worse than that. Even the concept that something which offends their sensibilities is allowed to exist is a bridge too far, an “evil” that must be removed. It’s not enough simply to avoid people, ideas, or views that may offend them; no, the snowflake generations demand that the offending idea or party must be expunged from society, or canceled, as is the current parlance of the day.

The great irony behind such authoritarian instincts is that they run directly counter to the liberal ideology out of which the progressive Left came. If there was anything liberals of the past held as a foundational principle, it was freedom of speech and tolerance. Today’s Left has completely rejected such free speech absolutism. Now, speech must be controlled because speech is “dangerous.”

Thankfully, that is not the majority opinion of Americans, who still value the First Amendment. That may be why Netflix, which has been bleeding subscribers over the last couple months, recently issued a memo to employees that free speech would be prioritized over censorship.

The memo lays out a rather sensible suggestion, which to the average American sounds like basic common sense: “If you’d find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you.” That statement would have most of us saying, Of course. But once again, consider the generations being addressed. In some ways, this statement must have come across like a slap across the face.

The memo further and ever-so-gently explains the above rationale: “Entertaining the world is an amazing opportunity and also a challenge because viewers have very different tastes and points of view. So we offer a wide variety of TV shows and movies, some of which can be provocative. … We support the artistic expression of the creators we choose to work with … [and] we let viewers decide what’s appropriate for them, versus having Netflix censor specific artists or voices.”

What a novel idea — let the customers decide what they would like to watch. In a free society, the market makes the call. If Netflix wants to provide content that only expresses a woke leftist ideology, then so be it. As a private company, it has every right to make that call, though as company execs know, Netflix is a business and the goal is to make money. And if the product or service being provided is rejected by the customer, well, that company may not be long for this world. “Get woke, go broke.”

It appears that Netflix is seeking to avoid that fate. Disney made a big mistake in getting too political and going after the state of Florida for daring to stand up for parental rights. The good news about this memo from Netflix, which does a lot of business in neighboring Georgia, is that it indicates that Governor Ron DeSantis’s decision to not be bullied by Disney and instead to hit back is paying dividends for Americans’ constitutional rights.

Conservatives might just be winning the cultural argument in favor of free speech.

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Ted Cruz: ‘I’ll Take Free Speech for $10,000’

The Supreme Court ruled in the Texas senator’s favor regarding campaign finance restrictions.

Nate Jackson

Money in politics is tantamount to speech, and, if anything, the Founders crafted the First Amendment most specifically to protect political speech. That’s why the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (a.k.a. McCain-Feingold) was such an egregious and unconstitutional law. Fortunately, Monday’s 6-3 Supreme Court ruling struck another blow to that law.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) brought the suit against the Federal Election Commission, taking aim at the law’s restriction on post-election campaign financing. National Review explains:

The case, FEC v. Cruz, was brought by Cruz after he attempted to repay his campaign’s considerable debt with political contributions raised in his name. Cruz, whose wife Heidi was a banker with Goldman Sachs, had lent $260,000 of his personal money to his campaign. Section 304 of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 limited the use of contributions in excess of $250,000 to repay debt 20 days after an election, which left Cruz $10,000 due.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion, concluding that the law’s financial limit “abridges [the] First Amendment rights” of candidates. “Debt is a ubiquitous tool for financing electoral campaigns, especially for new candidates and challengers,” Roberts explained. “By inhibiting a candidate from using this critical source of campaign funding, Section 304 raises a barrier to entry — thus abridging political speech.”

Though Cruz the incumbent prevailed, Roberts’s explanation is one reason why the law is often called the Incumbent Protection Act. This provision, among many others, creates a barrier to success for challengers.

Roberts also noted that a strange phenomenon has begun to occur now that dollars are worth far less than in 2002: “The percentage of loans by Senate candidates for exactly $250,000 has increased tenfold.” Why, it’s almost as if an arbitrary threshold set 20 years ago was never a good idea.

Justice Elena Kagan frets that a candidate’s increased personal interest in loan repayment could bring about more political favors. “Political contributions that will line a candidate’s own pockets, given after his election to office, pose a special danger of corruption,” she wrote. But Roberts countered that the government “is unable to identify a single case of quid pro quo corruption in this context.”

Joe Biden’s administration argued against Cruz that “these contributions carry a heightened risk of at least the appearance of corruption.”

Paging Joe and Hunter Biden, please.

The younger Biden was hauling in all sorts of cash while his dad, “the Big Guy,” was vice president, and it wasn’t because crack-addict Hunter was an expert in Ukrainian energy or Chinese business. We can only wonder what Justice Kagan might think of that political cash, which far outstripped the $10,000 Cruz was still owed.

As Roberts put it, the First Amendment “has its fullest and most urgent application precisely to the conduct of campaigns for political office.” Democrats prefer the exact opposite — silencing or defunding political speech while then using political office to enrich themselves and their families.

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Finland and Sweden Add to Putin’s Woes

By defying Russia’s warnings not to join NATO, the two Scandinavian countries are sending a strong and perhaps pivotal message.

Douglas Andrews

If you think you’ve had a rough go of it lately, consider the case of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Less than three months ago, he seemed at the top of his game, flexing his muscles as an energy hyperpower, building up troop strength at the Ukrainian border, and menacing the Western world with impunity. Then, on Thursday, February 24, the day he launched his ill-conceived invasion of Ukraine, everything began to come apart.

In an instant, nearly the entire world turned on him. The Ukrainian fighters defended their land ferociously, their as-yet unheralded president outshone Putin with his mettle and charisma, and the only “victories” Putin’s troops seemed to score were via long-range artillery or air strikes — many of them appearing to be war crimes. Since that time, Russian forces have had precious little to celebrate as their leader continues to wage a brutal war of Nazi-like aggression.

And this weekend came the remarkable news that first Finland and then Sweden would defy Putin’s repeated warnings and apply to join NATO. As Fox News reports:

Last November, 20 percent of all Finns wanted to join NATO, now nearly 80 percent want to join, according to recent polls, a dramatic shift in public sentiment after decades of neutrality after World War II. “I think the major change of course, was the Russian attack, because the popular mood started to change rapidly after that,” [Finland’s Ambassador to the U.S. Mikko] Hautela said. “The attack on Ukraine, which was totally illegal. It was unprovoked. I think it shocked the Finns in a profound way because they saw that their neighbor is really capable of such an action.”

That’s a stunning turnaround in Finnish public opinion, and Putin has no one to blame but himself — and perhaps the Ukrainian people, who’ve shown that it’s possible to stare down and battle back against the Russia bear.

And Finland, which shares a nearly 1,300-mile border with Russia, would bring much to the NATO table. Unlike many current members of the alliance, the Nordic country is already spending more than 2% of its GDP on defense. “We have a large army,” said Hautela. “We have a modern Air Force. I think one of the best in Europe. We have a huge artillery. I think it can be even the biggest one after Russia. It’s really, it’s really strong. 76% of our population is ready to defend our country militarily, regardless of the outcome.”

Upon hearing the news, Putin’s response to the Finnish president, Sauil Niinisto, was rather subdued. No threats of invasion or nuclear strike. Perhaps Putin feels NATO member Turkey is his ace in the hole. The only Islamic country in the alliance could scuttle Finnish and Swedish plans, since all 30 NATO members must approve any new entries into the alliance. As The Wall Street Journal reports, “Turkey is pressing Sweden and Finland to clamp down on what it calls Kurdish terrorist activity in the two Nordic states and drop their restrictions on arms sales to [Turkey].”

“We are not closing the door,” said a Turkish spokesman. “But we are basically raising this issue as a matter of national security for Turkey.”

Finally, there was the matter of Putin’s health, and we’re in a bit of a quandary here. We believe that something — perhaps more than one thing — may be wrong with the Russian Not-So-Strongman. We’ve heard the reports from apparently well-connected Russian oligarchs about his poor health, about “blood cancer” and perhaps Parkinson’s disease or some other neurological disorder, and we’ve seen the videos of him seeming to tremble. But of course the Kremlin is being tight-lipped. After all, it’s got a war to lose.

Our reluctance, though, is due to one of the sources reporting on Putin’s ill health. That would be a former British spook, an MI6 guy who ran the agency’s Russia desk from 2006 to 2009, who’s now saying things like: “Certainly, from what we’re hearing from sources in Russia and elsewhere, is that Putin is, in fact, quite seriously ill. … It’s not clear exactly what this illness is — whether it’s incurable or terminal, or whatever. But certainly, I think it’s part of the equation.”

Normally, we’d think a man with those credentials would be serious, credible, believable. But this man? Not so much. His name is Christopher Steele — yes, that Christopher Steele, that rotten scumbag and author of the so-called Steele dossier. All of this just reminds us that speculation on Putin’s health is just that: pure speculation.

Still, if you’re having a bad day, try putting yourself in the Russian president’s shoes.

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Insight

“A people are free in proportion as they form their own opinions.” —Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

For the Record

“When a black supremacist committed a massacre at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, the President of the United States refused to visit the victims. Nearly a month after the attack, he sent his wife for a photo op. Biden will be in Buffalo personally on Tuesday.” —Matt Walsh

“‘Everyone who says things I don’t like is responsible for mass shootings’ is the predicate for ‘everyone who says things I don’t like must be stopped from talking.’ That’s the game. And the media are playing it to the hilt.” —Ben Shapiro

“Bernie Sanders is not responsible for the Congressional baseball shooting. Barack Obama is not responsible for the mass shooting of Dallas police officers. And Tucker Carlson is not responsible for the Buffalo massacre.” —Ben Shapiro

“You compare and contrast [Queen Elizabeth] at the age of 96 with Joe Biden at the age of 78, and, frankly, it is embarrassing. She looks to have far more energy and life about her than the president does.” —Piers Morgan

Credit Where It’s Due

“The newly created Disinformation Board should review this tweet, or maybe they need to form a new Non Sequitur Board instead. Raising corp taxes is fine to discuss. Taming inflation is critical to discuss. Mushing them together is just misdirection.” —Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to Joe Biden, who remarked: “You want to bring down inflation? Let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share.”

“In fact, the administration tried hard to inject even more stimulus into an already over-heated, inflationary economy and only [Joe] Manchin saved them from themselves. Inflation is a regressive tax that most hurts the least affluent. Misdirection doesn’t help the country.” —Jeff Bezos

“They understandably want to muddy the topic. They know inflation hurts the neediest the most. But unions aren’t causing inflation and neither are wealthy people. Remember the Administration tried their best to add another $3.5 TRILLION to federal spending. They failed, but if they had succeeded, inflation would be even higher than it is today, and inflation today is at a 40 year high.” —Jeff Bezos

With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies?

“The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism. … GOP leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them.” —Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney, apparently confusing the history of the Republican Party with that of the racist Democrat Party

Spin Doctor

“Would a Medicare-for-all health care system be expensive? Yes. But, while providing comprehensive health care for all, it would be significantly LESS costly than our current dysfunctional system because it would eliminate an enormous amount of the bureaucracy, profiteering, administrative costs and misplaced priorities inherent in our current for-profit system. … In fact, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that Medicare for All would save Americans $650 billion a year.” —Senator Bernie Sanders

Verbal Gymnastics

“When it comes to the climate crisis … 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. … I know we will work on this together.” —VP Kamala Harris

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“I will absolutely leave the Court when I do my job as poorly as you [the media] do yours.” —Justice Clarence Thomas

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Study finds 37% of pastors have biblical worldview: Spiritual awakening ‘needed in our pulpits’ — Christian Research Network

(Anugrah Kumar – (Christian Post) A new study from the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University has found that just 37% of Christian pastors in the United States have a biblical worldview, demonstrating that spiritual awakening is “needed just as desperately in our pulpits as in the pews,” according to the pollster.

The nationwide study of about 1,000 Christian pastors found that just slightly more than a third (37%) of the U.S. pastors hold a biblical worldview. The majority (62%) possess a hybrid worldview known as Syncretism.

The study, released Thursday, showed that 41% of senior pastors — as compared to 28% of associate pastors — have a biblical worldview. Further, only 13% of teaching pastors and 12% of children’s and youth pastors have a biblical worldview. View article →

Purpose Driven Dismantling of Christianity By Marsha West

CRN’s homepage contains a list of professing Christians to mark and avoid (Rom 16:17-18). Scroll down to WARNING

Study finds 37% of pastors have biblical worldview: Spiritual awakening ‘needed in our pulpits’ — Christian Research Network

Your Government quietly confirmed the Fully Vaccinated developing Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

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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.

Instead, they are quietly publishing data in the hope that it will get swept under the carpet whilst they have you distracted by war in Ukraine and worrying about the cost of living; a crisis created by Government policy.

But with the publication of confidential Pfizer documents, Governments around the world are running out of places to hide, and if these worrying trends continue, they will be forced to admit the Covid-19 injections are either causing Antibody-Dependent Enhancement or something much worse.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.

Sussmann-Durham trial: Prosecution says Clinton lawyer used FBI to create an ‘October surprise’ against Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Special Counsel John Durham’s team in its opening argument Tuesday alleged that former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann used the FBI as “a political tool” to “manipulate” the bureau.

Source: Sussmann-Durham trial: Prosecution says Clinton lawyer used FBI to create an ‘October surprise’ against Trump

Musk raises concerns over US economy | RT Business News

The country is probably in a recession that could last up to 18 months, he said

Billionaire Elon Musk said on Monday that the US economy is probably in a recession that could last anywhere from a year to 18 months. He suggested, however, that recessions aren’t necessarily a bad thing, adding that he’s been through a few of them in his time in public companies.

“These things pass and then there will be boom times again,” he told the All-In Summit in Miami Beach. “It will probably be some tough going for, I don’t know, a year, maybe 12-18 months.”

Musk went on to say, “What tends to happen is, if you have a boom that goes on for too long, you get misallocation of capital – it starts raining money on fools, basically.”

The billionaire also slammed the government for printing “a zillion” more dollars than it has.

“This administration, it doesn’t seem to get a lot done,” Musk said. “The Trump administration, leaving Trump aside, there were a lot of people in the administration who were effective at getting things done.”

“The obvious reason for inflation is the government printed a zillion amount of more money than it had. The government can’t just issue checks for an excessive revenue without there being inflation. Velocity of money held constant,” he said, adding: “This is not, like, super complicated.”

READ MORE: US economy hit by unexpected slowdown

Recession fears have been growing recently as the Federal Reserve is tightening monetary policy to help cool down inflation, which is running almost at its hottest pace since the early 1980s. According to the latest Bloomberg monthly survey of economists, the chances of a downturn in the coming year currently stand at 30%.

The US economy shrank an annualized 1.4% in the first quarter, and the weakness was primarily due to the record trade deficit.

For more stories on economy & finance visit RT’s business section

Source: Musk raises concerns over US economy

West conducting war against Russia – Kremlin | RT – Daily news

Opponents of the country have “stolen” our money and use Ukrainian proxies to hurt us, the Kremlin spokesman says

Western powers opposing Russia in Ukraine could be considered enemies waging a war against the state, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. He pointed out that economic sanctions, the arming of Ukrainian nationalists, and giving them intel to attack Russian troops all amounted to acts of war.

“Sure, we are still using the mild term ‘unfriendly states’ when referring to them,” Peskov told an educational forum.

But I would say they are hostile states, because what they do is war.

He cited the decision to freeze Russian foreign reserves that the country kept in Western financial institutions and discussions about giving the money to Ukraine as an obvious attack on property rights, the cornerstone of Western civilization. “That was money that you and I own,” Peskov told the audience. “It was stolen from us, it is being stolen from us.”

Russia’s opponents are playing a more direct role in their attempts to hurt Russia in their “hybrid war,” the official said.“Not only American but also British military advisers are telling armed Ukrainian nationalists what they should do and provide intelligence to them,” he explained.

Foreigners are also helping Ukrainians smear Russia’s reputation amid the hostilities, Peskov added. “They stage provocations that are on occasion so bloodthirsty that a human conscience cannot imagine them,” he insisted. He explained that he was referring to the town of Bucha and Kiev’s claims that Russian troops had committed war crimes while they controlled it. Moscow has accused Kiev of fabricating the evidence. “It’s clear that Ukrainian ‘specialists’ would not be able to do it with such professionalism. An army of PR companies, TV crews, and information warfare advisers are working for them,” he said.

The conflict didn’t come out of the blue, Peskov noted, citing that as early as 2005, when Russia created an English-language news outlet meant to air alternative viewpoints to Western audiences, it was met with resistance. “If you compare RT to the Anglo-Saxon media empire, you’ll see how small it is. But its effectiveness grew because of the alternative viewpoint,” he said. Western dissidents “were not given a platform” in Western media, because “if you go outside the margins there and voice a different opinion, the inquisition comes, just like in medieval times,” according to Peskov.

It seems sometimes that the very existence of Russia is a significant irritant to the West and they would do anything not to let us develop in the way we want and live the way we want.

The time the world is experiencing now is “a perfect storm and a moment of truth,” he said.

The event that Peskov was attending was organized for teachers and their students. The official’s speech was named “Information warfare: a game without rules” and was addressed to a younger audience.

Source: West conducting war against Russia – Kremlin

Elon Musk slams Biden for causing inflation, says government ‘can’t just issue checks’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is sharply criticizing President Biden’s stewardship of the economy and warning that if prices skyrocket any higher, the U.S. could end up like Venezuela.

Source: Elon Musk slams Biden for causing inflation, says government ‘can’t just issue checks’

Faith Nation: May 16, 2022

TONIGHT: AFTERMATH; MULTIPLE MASS SHOOTINGS OVER A BLOODY WEEKEND LEAVE 10 DEAD IN BUFFALO ALONE.

PLUS, ALL EYES ON PA: AN ALL OUT PRIMARY RACE OVER A SENATE SEAT THAT COULD DECIDE CONTROL OF THE SENATE.

AND LOOMING FAMINE: THE GLOBAL WHEAT SHORTAGE AS THE WAR IN UKRAINE RAGES ON.

ALL THIS, AND MORE, ON FAITH NATION.

Source: Faith Nation: May 16, 2022

CBN NewsWatch AM: May 17, 2022

The gunman in the racially-motivated mass shooting in Buffalo Saturday intended to attack more locations; how one man, John Cheng, saved the lives of possibly dozens of people in the church shooting Sunday in Laguna Woods, California; Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter can’t move forward until the company offers public proof that less than five percent of its accounts are fake or spam; Russia running into failures in Ukraine; CBN’s Operation Blessing is helping refugees who have fled to Poland; how you can help Operation Blessing’s refugee relief efforts; media executive Steve Forbes, author of the new book “Inflation,” talks to CBN News about the role of heavy government spending in causing the current inflation; Hollywood producer and bestselling author Devon Franklin talks to CBN’s “The Prayer Link” about his new audible book, “It Takes A Woman,” about the women who helped raise him after his father died; and actress Candace Cameron Bure posted a social media video on how she used spiritual weapons to fight back against a spiritual attack on her family.

Source: CBN NewsWatch AM: May 17, 2022