Daily Archives: November 29, 2022

The Bible’s First Promise — VCY America

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.Genesis 3:15

This is the first promise to fallen man. It contains the whole gospel and the essence of the covenant of grace. It has been in great measure fulfilled. The seed of the woman, even our Lord Jesus, was bruised in His heel, and a terrible bruising it was. How terrible will be the final bruising of the serpent’s head! This was virtually done when Jesus took away sin, vanquished death, and broke the power of Satan; but it awaits a still fuller accomplishment at our Lord’s second advent and in the Day of Judgment. To us the promise stands as a prophecy that we shall be afflicted by the powers of evil in our lower nature, and thus bruised in our heel; but we shall triumph in Christ, who sets His foot on the old serpent’s head. Throughout this year we may have to learn the first part of this promise by experience, through the temptations of the devil and the unkindness of the ungodly, who are his seed. They may so bruise us that we may limp with our sore heel; but let us grasp the second part of the text, and we shall not be dismayed. By faith let us rejoice that we shall still reign in Christ Jesus, the woman’s seed.

The Bible’s First Promise — VCY America

No Stranger in Heaven — VCY America

Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.Psalm 73:24

From day to day and from year to year my faith believes in the wisdom and love of God, and I know that I shall not believe in vain. No good word of His has ever failed, and I am sure that none shall ever fall to the ground.

I put myself into His hand for guidance. I know not the way that I should choose: the Lord shall choose mine inheritance for me. I need counsel and advice; for my duties are intricate, and my condition is involved… The counsel of the infallible God I seek in preference to my own judgment or the advice of friends…

Soon the end will come: a few more years and I must depart out of this world unto the Father. My Lord will be near my bed. He will meet me at heaven’s gate: He will welcome me to the gloryland. I shall not be a stranger in heaven: my own God and Father will receive me to its endless bliss.

Glory be to Him who
Will guide me here,
And receive me hereafter. Amen.

No Stranger in Heaven — VCY America

Knowing Jesus’ Voice — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27


Before the invention of call display, you could identify some voices on the telephone by a single word. Familiarity allows us to recognize certain people instantly.

In the same way, using a story about sheep, Jesus says we can know His voice. Those who know Jesus’ voice, listen to Him and follow Him.

In John chapter 10,Jesus describes Himself as a shepherd and people as sheep:

• His sheep listen to His voice (10:3)

• He calls His own sheep by name (10:3)

• His sheep follow Him because they know His voice (10:4)

• He knows His sheep (10:14) • His sheep know Him (10:14)

• His sheep listen to His voice (10:16)

We can know God’s voice.

God reveals Himself through His Word. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, laid down His life for us — the sheep (John 10:14-15). When we surrender to Jesus and trust Him as our Savior, we know Him and we know His voice.

Followers of Jesus listen to God’s voice.

Just like sheep listen to their shepherd, believers listen to what God says. And hearing is implied in listening. Not only can we know God’s voice, we can hear Him speak! God speaks to our hearts through His Word, with the quiet whisper of His Spirit to our spirits, through our consciences, through wise advice, and even circumstances.

Listening to Jesus means doing what He says and going where He goes.

Followers listen and listeners follow. The two actions go hand in hand.

Heavenly Father, thank you for this incredible truth: that I can know your voice. I want to follow you, so help me to listen and respond to everything you say. Amen.

By Suzanne Benner
Used by Permission


Further Reading

•  How to Pray

•  Going Deeper with God

•  Salvation Explained

Knowing Jesus’ Voice — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Listening — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness.”  Psalm 95:7-8 (ESV)


I hope to reach the terminus of my Bible journey as I read from the book of Genesis towards Revelation. It has been a familiar task in the past, though, if I am honest, perhaps not so familiar to me now as it once was. Sporadically, I have shed some of the enthusiasm I once had when I first discovered that the prayerful reading of the pages of scripture revealed glimpses of God’s nature.

Last night was one of those occasions. My problem was that I was not truly focused on the task: reading the Bible. My lack of prayerful preparation had prevented me from going deeper into the Word.

I can imagine the order ringing out from below: “Christian without prayer or preparation reading the Bible – send out the befuddlers!” They were to build on my folly by speaking a disparaging word or two to tell me that it was all a waste of my time.

In a reaction, a word from God rose up to the surface of my being. Found in Revelation 3:15, it was originally spoken to the Church of Laodicea, stored in my mind from an earlier reading. I was like them in danger, too cool in my attitude towards my God. Like them possibly no longer worthy of his Loving embrace. They had tolerated compromise and indifference in their relationship with God. Quickly, I went back into God’s presence to offer a more focused heart and mind. There I found Him waiting.

I would like to think that He smiled approvingly, as a father, who sees in the action of his child, evidence they have heard and understood His call to Wisdom.

Psalm 95:7-8 (ESV) – Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts..

If unwittingly, like me, you find yourself with some apathy, hear the call to wisdom.

PRAYER: Lord, we rejoice that You are not the distant and indifferent God some would tempt us to believe in. Guide us, as we travel through today, encourage us to be whole-hearted for Your Kingdom trusting in Your Love. May Your Fragrance fill our being. Please promote in us a pleasing desire for Your Word today. Amen.

By Roderick Marshall
Used by Permission


Further Reading

• When I say… “I am a Christian” 

•  Freedom of Forgiveness  

•  Salvation Explained

Listening — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

29 Nov 2022 News Briefing

San Fran to vote on police robots using deadly force
San Francisco police have come up with a new policy allowing them to kill suspects using robots – a first for the city and a potential milestone in law enforcement’s deepening relationship with machines. The policy, part of a broader set of rules around use of law enforcement equipment, is set to go before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Nov. 29, Mission Local reported.

Dozens of flights cancelled as Bali volcano continues to spew smoke
A volcano on the Indonesian tourist hub of Bali sent plumes of grey smoke and steam thousands of metres into the air for the second time this week, triggering flight cancellations which have left thousands of tourists stranded … Mount Agung spewed smoke as high as 4,000 metres (13,123 feet) above its summit Sunday morning, disrupting at least 28 flights departing and arriving at the resort island, a spokesman of Bali’s airport said.

Klaus Schwab Says ‘God Is Dead’ And The WEF Is ‘Acquiring Divine Powers’
BLASPHEMY!: God is dead, according to the World Economic Forum, who have also declared that “Jesus is fake news,” and that WEF leaders have “acquired divine powers” to rule over humanity. According to the WEF, a new one world religion has arrived and it unites all of humanity in worshipping at the altar of climate science, techno-communism and eugenics. If you find it hard to believe Klaus Schwab’s WEF would go this far, you clearly haven’t been paying attention to developments in recent times. Klaus Schwab’s right hand man Yuval Noah Harari has announced that the WEF has been so successful in its plans that it is “acquiring divine powers” of “creation and destruction.” The blasphemy doesn’t stop there. Harari also promises the WEF will turn humans into gods.

Leader of anti-LGBTQ party rejects critics of his policies after coalition deal
Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party announced Sunday that the agreement names Noam faction leader Avi Maoz as a deputy minister whose portfolio includes an office bolstering Jewish identity among Israelis.

U.S., Russia have used their military hotline once so far during Ukraine war
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the United States initiated a call through the “deconfliction” line to communicate its concerns about Russian military operations near critical infrastructure in Ukraine. Few details are known surrounding the specific incident that led to the call on the line, which connects the U.S. military’s European Command and Russia’s National Defense Management Center.

Gantz leaving Defense Ministry: I approved 10,000 housing units in Judea and Samaria
Gantz is satisfied with his two years as Defense Minister and promises again that he will not sit with Netanyahu: “If the Iranians attack Israel – we will talk again.”

Islamic Jihad threatens to assassinate Ben-Gvir
The Islamic Jihad terrorist organization on Monday threatened to assassinate Israel’s National Security Minister-designate MK Itamar Ben-Gvir. The terrorist organization’s spokesman in Judea and Samaria warned that Ben-Gvir’s fate “would be the same as Rehavam Ze’evi.”

Israel, US to hold air drill simulating striking Iran nuclear program
The drill, one of the largest Israel Air Force drills in years, will include long-range flights such as those that Israeli pilots might need to make in order to reach Iran. The exercise will include refuelers as well as fighter jets from both forces.

55% of Israelis want IDF to kill terrorists who are no longer a threat
In addition, just under half (45.5%) of Israelis support targeting civilian populations in Gaza to deter rockets being fired into Israel, which marks a jump from 27.5% in 2018. A wide majority (71%) of Israelis support giving terrorists the death penalty if they have been convicted of murder, up from 63% in 2018.

Iran reveals ‘ideal targets’ to bomb in Israel
A Jerusalem Post report on Monday summarized the list of “sensitive sites” that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), an internationally designated terror group, believes would be ideal targets for bombing by the Islamic regime. The Post report noted that the publication list is unusual, as it appears to be one of the only times that Iran has directly threatened specific sites within the Jewish State and may signal that Iran’s regional proxies may be preparing to ramp up their activity against Israel.

The COVID/crypto connection: The grim saga of FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried
It’s bad enough that lockdowns wrecked life and liberty. To discover that vast support for them was funded by fraud and fakery is a deeper level of corruption that not even the most cynical among us could have imagined.
the once high-flying but now belly-up crypto exchange, had the following to say about his image as a do-gooder: it is a “dumb game we woke westerners play where we say all the right shibboleths and so everyone likes us.” Very interesting. He had the whole game going: a vegan worried about climate change, supports every manner of justice (racial, social, environmental) except that which is coming for him,

Cambridge Dean Goes Full Woke, Claims Jesus Could Have Been Transgender
To claim Jesus was transgender based on a side wound in a fourteenth century painting, and to take that claim seriously shows how far gone these people are…

Severe storms predicted Tuesday could affect 25 million people in South
A new robust storm system moving into the Pacific Northwest Sunday is expected to spawn severe storms in the South this week.

Three Runners Suffer Heart Attacks and 125 Others Require Medical Attention Following Spanish Half-Marathon
Three participants suffered heart attacks and 125 others required medical assistance following the Behobia-San Sebastián half-marathon last week. According to America’s Frontline News, 33 runners reportedly required hospitalization.

US to spend $50k to seed India with ‘Pride/Rainbow’ groups
Program to foster work environments in select Indan corporations that are “safe, nurturing, accepting, and inclusive for members of the TG community” follows $20,000 grant for drag shows in Ecuador.

Cambridge sermon claims Jesus’ wound is a vagina; Savior is trans 
Worshipers in a chapel at the University of Cambridge said they were left “in tears” after a research student claimed that Jesus’ side wound in Renaissance and Medieval paintings of the crucifixion can be likened to a vagina, suggesting Jesus could have been transgender.

Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules
…The Netherlands is attempting to cut down its nitrogen pollution and will push ahead with compulsory purchases if not enough farms take up the offer voluntarily.

Abp. Viganò: The COVID pandemic farce served as a trial balloon for the New World Order
‘There can be no neutrality, because when there is a clash between two armies, those who choose not to fight are also making a choice that affects the outcome of the battle.’

Oncologist Sends Urgent Letter: Stable Cancers and other Diseases Are Rapidly Progressing in ‘Boosted’ People 
…Now there is another reason to halt all vaccination programs, says Professor Dalgleish. As a practicing oncologist, he sees people with stable diseases rapidly progress after being forced to have a booster, which many take so they can travel or work.

The Israel Air Force This Week Will Conduct Massive Drill With United States Military Simulating A Strike On Iran’s Russian-Built Nuclear Program

This is the mission that no one really wants to have to carry out, an actual long-range strike on Iran’s nuclear program and facilities built for them by Russia over the last decade and an half. But at some point, either Israel and perhaps America are going to go after Iran, or Iran is actually going to build a nuclear weapon or weapons with which to fire against Israel. Either way, and according to my King James Bible, it’s going to happen.

Cold and dark: Kyiv readies for ‘worst winter of our lives’ | AP News
When the power is out, as it so often is, the high-rise apartment overlooking Ukraine’s war-torn capital feels like a deathtrap. No lights, no water, no way to cook food. And the risk of not being able to escape from the 21st floor in time should a Russian missile strike. Even when electricity comes back, it’s never on for long.

The Atlas of Surveillance: Revealing the Shocking Scope of Gov’t Spying
Do you want to know how many cameras are watching you right now? When you go to work? When you go to church? When you run errands around town? For decades, the government of the United States has been unconstitutionally and surreptitiously surveilling American citizens. Perhaps it’s time the watched become the watchers.

The Consumer Economy Has Completely Collapsed – “It’s a Ghost Town” for Holiday Shopping Everywhere
“Crowds? I see nothing. I’m surprised,” retail worker Jeremy Pritchett told FOX 2. “Normally, it’s wrapped all the way around the building. Today: no one.” That’s the typical ground report from areas all over the country.  No one, literally almost no one, is doing any holiday shopping and the traditional Black Friday rush to get deals and discounts just didn’t happen.  Financial media are scratching their puzzlers, perplexed with furrowed brows.

Mother Hires Deprogrammer to Help Daughter ‘Unlearn’ Woke College IndoctrinationAnnabella Rockwell spent her college years at Mount Holyoke College, a prestigious women’s college located in South Hadley, Massachusetts. In a recent interview, she shared the kind of woke indoctrination so many college students are subjected to today.

WaPo Tells Americans To Eat Bugs As They Can No Longer Afford Traditional Seasonal Dinners
The Washington Post advised Americans Sunday that instead of a traditional season dinner, which now is unaffordable for a quarter of families, they should instead look to eating bugs.

Shoulder reduction surgery latest trend in ‘gender affirming care’
In the world of “gender-affirming” medicine, there appears to be nothing that is off-limits. Gender surgeons will happily chop the healthy breasts off teenage girls, fashion cavities out of amputated penises, and sew vaginas shut while adding appendages constructed with the skin and flesh of a patient’s forearm. But the list doesn’t end there. Along with facial feminization surgery and trachea shaving, surgeons also offer shoulder width reduction.

Renowned Oncologist Sends Urgent Letter Calling to End COVID Vaccine Program Immediately as Cancers and other Diseases Are Rapidly Progressing in ‘Boosted’ People
Dr. Angus Dalgleish, a renowned oncologist practicing in the UK, recently wrote an open letter to the editor-in-chief of the medical journal The BMJ, urging the journal to “make valid informed consent for COVID vaccination a priority topic” because cancers and other diseases are rapidly progressing among “boosted” people.

Irish Government to Criminalize Hate Speech, Effectively Silencing Those who Hold Different Opinions- Penalty is up to 5 Years Imprisonment
The Irish government is now planning to criminalize hate speech and hate crimes, which is expected to become law before the end of the year. So, who is going to make the decision on what ‘hate’ speech is?

Canadian Government Literally Proposes State Execution of Living Babies
Social engineers euphemistically rebrand state-facilitated suicide as “medical assistance in dying” (MAID). The Canadian government even produces educational “activity books” to indoctrinate children into the new paradigm early, like this one by Canadian Virtual Hospice:

Biden Covid Czar: “We’re Probably Gonna Need to Update Our Vaccine Again Next Year and Have Americans Get Vaccinated Again Next Year”
Biden’s Covid czar Dr. Ashish Jha joined Fauci on Tuesday and delivered a Covid briefing from the White House. Dr. Jha said Americans will need to get another Covid vaccine next year.

The European Union’s Misguided Energy Price Cap Proposal
A European “cap” on Russian gas and oil would be a subsidy to China at the expense of European taxpayers…

Source: https://www.raptureready.com/2022/11/29/29-nov-2022/

Headlines – 11/29/2022

Dozens of Judea and Samaria communities to get official recognition

US Muslim leaders explore Israel: ‘The Abraham Accords give hope’

Qatar shows that Abraham Accords did not change Arab-Israeli relations – analysis

Trump’s dinner with a Holocaust denier draws rare criticism from some Jewish allies

ZOA’s Morton Klein: ‘Trump Is Not an Antisemite. But He Legitimizes Jew Hatred’

Trump’s former ambassador to Israel chides him for hosting anti-Semites: ‘You are better than this’

Pence calls on Trump to apologize for dinner with antisemite

White House on Trump dinner with white supremacist: No place for these ‘vile forces’

Kanye West walks out of interview when host pushes back on Jewish claims

Kanye West Claims 300 Zionists Have Taken Over The U.S.

Elon Musk calls Jewish US Army officer ‘puppet & puppeteer’ – Musk’s tweet – deliberately or not – evoked an antisemitic trope that Jews control positions of power

Jewish draftee in Australian Football League faces torrent of online antisemitism

Studies reveal there are now 1 million followers of Jesus worldwide of Jewish descent

Religious Zionism wants to change the Law of Return. Here’s why it matters

Newly appointed deputy minister of Jewish identity wants to limit definition of who is a Jew, segregate public events by gender

LGBTQ Israelis Cry Foul Over Coalition Deal With Far-right MP

Lapid: Netanyahu and allies intend to dismantle the democratic foundations of Israel

‘A crisis of trust’: Deri said to rage at Netanyahu over broken coalition promises

Islamic Jihad threatens to assassinate Ben-Gvir

Michaeli asserts direct link between far right’s rise and recent violence in Israel

IDF says West Bank raids foiled some 500 terror attacks over past year

UN Mideast envoy warns West Bank is ‘reaching a boiling point’

3 Palestinians, 2 of them brothers, said shot dead in clashes with IDF

Druze IDF troops held for allegedly throwing IED at West Bank home in revenge attack

Amid troop violence toward civilians, army warns of repercussions for ‘immoral’ acts

Israeli troops come under attack after vehicle breaks down near Hebron; no injuries

Iran publishes list of ‘sensitive’ sites in Israel to strike in future war

Israel, US to hold air drill simulating striking Iran nuclear program

Over 300 dead since protests erupted in Iran, IRGC general says

Toomaj Salehi: Dissident Iranian rapper could face death penalty

Protester runs onto World Cup pitch with rainbow flag, call to respect Iranian women

Biden admin approves prospective $323 million arms sale to Finland

Secret Ukrainian military delegation visits Israel – visit related to warning systems Israel has promised to give

Russia ‘unilaterally’ postpones nuclear arms meeting with U.S. – Kommersant

Biden Special Counsel Smith’s Wife and Mother-in-law Connected to George Soros – Unheard of Conflicts of Interest

GOP Rep. Comer: Oversight Committee Will Investigate ’40 or 50 Different Things’

Conservatives Warn of ‘Doomsday Scenario’ if McCarthy Fails in Speaker Race Where Democrats Neuter GOP Power

Maricopa County election certified as residents express grievances over 2022 results

“If You Certify Today, The Only Thing You’ll Be Certifying Is Your Corruption” – RAV’s Ben Bergquam to Maricopa Board of Supervisors

Republicans in one Arizona county refuse to certify election results

Katie Hobbs Threatens Legal Action Against Arizona County for Refusing to Certify State Election

“I Will Not Quit” – Kari Lake Speaks Out On Certification Of Corrupt Election By Corrupt Election Officials

Trump Calls for Kari Lake to ‘Be Installed Governor of Arizona’

‘We Have No Confidence at All in Our Election Process’: Maricopa County Board Gets Lit Up by Arizona Election Worker

“This Is Ground Zero. If We Can’t Win in Arizona, What Expectation Do We Have that We’re Going to Win Anywhere Else?” – Attorney David Clements

“I Went After Drug Traffickers. You are Vote Traffickers” – Attorney David Clements to Corrupt Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

Pennsylvania county that ran out of paper ballots doesn’t certify election

Pillow Fight: Mike Lindell announces challenge for RNC chair

Pentagon Admits It Can’t Account for $2 Trillion – Again

Sam Bankman-Fried Aimed to Outpace George Soros as Largest Democrat Donor

FTX Contagion: Cryptocurrency Lender BlockFi Files for Bankruptcy

400 groups urge U.S. lawmakers to take ‘immediate steps’ to block potential rail strike

Joe Biden Calls on Congress to Avert Nationwide Rail Strike After Union Rejects Labor Deal

House will vote on bill to avoid railroad strike

Stock market not factoring in potential recession, Goldman Sachs warns

‘I believe the economy is the biggest bubble in world history,’ says ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ author Robert Kiyosaki: ‘God have mercy on us all’

Globalized Supply Chain Brings More-Turbulent Food Prices

“Collapse” in home prices is coming, experts say

US and NATO allies to discuss how to limit economic reliance on China

U.S. Bans Chinese Tech That Allegedly Lets China Spy on Military Sites

Israel’s Foreign Ministry jabs Twitter for new lax attitude toward hate speech

Elon Musk posts meme mocking CNN – violating his own Twitter rules

Musk says Apple stopped advertising on Twitter, is threatening to drop it from app store

Twitter owner Musk signals new ‘war’ against Apple

Elon Musk says he’s about to publish files of Twitter’s free speech suppression

5.9 magnitude earthquake hits near Lajes das Flores, Portugal

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Ohonua, Tonga

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits south of the Kermadec Islands

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Amahai, Indonesia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Nea Stira, Greece

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

World’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa, erupts in Hawaii

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa is erupting for the first time since 1984 prompting an ashfall advisory for Hawaii’s Big Island

Mauna Loa volcano on Hawaii erupts to 45,000ft

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 25,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 24,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 21,000ft

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 18,000ft

Pavlof volcano in Alaska erupts to 18,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 17,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,000ft

Semeru volcano in Indonesia erupts to 15,000ft

Increased eruptive activity at Cotopaxi – one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes, Ecuador

New eruptive fissure vent opens at Etna, Italy

Mount Edgecumbe volcano in Southeast Alaska: Magma Beneath a Long-Dormant Volcano Has Been Observed Moving Upwards

Mystic, Connecticut seaport marina sees massive wind-driven fire destroy buildings, force residents from homes

Dutch Government to Shut Down 3,000 Farms to Comply with Global Warming Goals – As Food Prices See Highest Increase in Decades

Labor Department Approves Investing Pensions in ‘Woke’ ESG-Only Funds

EPA to Spend $13 Billion on ‘Environmental Justice’ and Climate

US Oil and Gas Association president says Biden’s energy policy is ‘inconsistent’ and ‘illiterate’

UK Govt Prosecutors Argue Parts of Bible ‘No Longer Appropriate in Modern Society’

New Disney Christmas Series Shows Children Holding Signs “We Love You Satan”

It’s Getting Worse: Balenciaga Designer Exposed for Posting Disturbing Photos Linked to ‘Satanic Ritual, Cannibalism, Child Mutilation’

Top Sinaloa Cartel Hitman Murdered in Mexican Prison Riot

‘The dead keep coming’: violence overwhelms Mexico’s morgues

Chuck Schumer Suggests DACA Amnesty Needed to Spike U.S. Population as Nation Hits Record 331.9M Residents

160 Migrants from 10 Countries Apprehended near Border in Arizona over Thanksgiving Weekend

65-year-old Vietnamese ‘drug queen’ arrested after years on the run as international fugitive

European ‘super cartel’ busted in six countries; 49 arrests, 30 tons of cocaine seized

World Cup 2022: Iran soccer manager evokes US school shootings to deflect criticism ahead of crucial game

World Cup 2022: ‘Being a gay fan in Doha is so taboo we’re invisible’

New GOP Report Slams Effort to Create ‘Woke’ Troops: Military ‘Cannot Be Turned into a Left-wing Social Experiment’

Over Half of America’s Top Medical Schools Now Teach Critical Race Theory

Respect for Marriage Act pending in Senate is raising constitutional concerns

Dick Morris: Defense of Marriage Act Is the Defense of Cowards Act

Non-binary Biden nuclear official charged with stealing woman’s luggage at airport

‘Woke’ Irish Parliament Installs Tampon Machine in Men’s Bathroom

Boston Children’s Hospital Admits 14-Year-Olds Are ‘Pursuing’ Transgender Surgery

Wisconsin Children’s Hospital Hiring Trans Activists as Chaplains

Thousands of Pedophiles Being Released From California Prisons Thanks to Democrat Policies

Father of Child Who Posed in BDSM-Themed Balenciaga Ad Defends Photoshoot: ‘The Children Had a Fantastic Time’

Washington Post scolded for ‘normalizing pedophiles’ in glowing review of a play about sexual predators

HBO show The White Lotus features graphic incest scene between uncle and nephew

Lawsuit alleges billionaire investor Leon Black raped a woman inside Jeffrey Epstein’s home

A new use for dating apps: Chasing STIs

French Priest Sanctioned for Saying Abortion Has More Victims than World War I

More Canadians Being Driven to Euthanasia to Escape Crippling Poverty

Canadian retailer Simons releases commercial celebrating euthanasia

Nationwide Problem: Serious Lung Infections Caused by Soil Fungi

Bird flu prompts slaughter of 1.8M chickens in Nebraska

Bird flu detected in Israel in 2nd case within days

Scientists warn long-frozen ‘zombie virus’ is ‘public health threat’ amid thaw

Life-Insurance Payouts Hit Record $100 Billion in 2021

Executive Ed Dowd: Actuaries Continue to See Elevated Millennial Deaths this Year Since Introduction of Forced Vaccines – Up 36% in August

CDC knew COVID vax associated with myocarditis but left off post-vax surveys

Renowned Oncologist Sends Urgent Letter Calling to End COVID Vaccine Program Immediately as Cancers and other Diseases Are Rapidly Progressing in ‘Boosted’ People

Study Blames ‘Misinformation’ and ‘Fear Mongering’ For Adverse Covid-19 Vaccine Side Effects

National Science Foundation Gives Tens of Millions to Fight COVID ‘Disinformation,’ Populism

Pants on Fire: The Many Lies of COVID Tyrant Fauci Revealed in Deposition Leaks

Fauci on COVID Origin: Lab Leak ‘Possible’ – But It’s Not with the Viruses that the NIH Was Funding

Fauci: “We need to keep politics out” of investigating origin of COVID

Anthony Fauci’s Daughter Works for Leftist Organization Helping Groups Push Vaccines

Clay Travis: Fauci Will Be Remembered for the ‘Destruction of All Trust in Public Health Bureaucrats’

Flashback: Fauci praised China for renewed lockdowns – this week the CCP left people to burn alive in an apartment building after welding it shut

“If the Purpose is ‘Let’s Get All the People Vaccinated, Particularly the Elderly,’ Then Okay” – Dr. Fauci on China’s Lockdown

Biden admin refuses to denounce brutal CCP crackdowns, issues vague statement about vaccine boosters

Bayraq: Biden Has Become The Captain Of Xi Jinping’s Global Cheer Squad

China’s Xi faces threat from public anger over ‘zero COVID’

‘No Turning Back’ President Xi will be ousted in coup as he faces ‘Covid revolution’ bigger than Tiananmen uprising, warns ex-diplomat

Chinese Covid protests: Police crack down on backlash as crowds gather in cities

WaPo’s Taylor Lorenz cheers on China’s lockdowns as CCP violently cracks down on citizens

BBC reporter Edward Lawrence arrested and dragged to the ground by CCP officers in Shanghai

Beijing protesters spooked by phone calls from police

Warning from US embassy in China signals lockdowns are likely to intensify amid protests

US Asks Its Citizens in China to Stock 14-day Supply of Medications, Water, Food Due to Strict Covid Curbs

Apple hobbled a crucial tool of dissent in China weeks before widespread protests broke out

Chinese Bots Flooding Twitter With Porn and Escorts to Bury News of Massive Protests Against COVID Lockdowns

World Cup 2022: Chinese state TV accused of censoring maskless fans as they grapple with ‘zero-COVID’ protests

China Is Building The World’s Largest Quarantine Camp In Guangzhou with 90,000 Isolation Pods – This Is The World Economic Forum’s ‘Role Model’ For The Global Community

If China’s authoritarian COVID regime can’t stop the virus, the Australian governments still practising pandemic overreach have no hope

Merriam-Webster’s 2022 word of the year: ‘Gaslighting’

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

Mid-Day Snapshot · Nov. 29, 2022

“From The Patriot Post (patriotpost.us)”.

THE FOUNDATION

“The prosperity of commerce is now perceived and acknowledged by all enlightened statesmen to be the most useful as well as the most productive source of national wealth, and has accordingly become a primary object of its political cares.” —Alexander Hamilton (1787)

IN TODAY’S DIGEST

FEATURED ANALYSIS

Biden Railroads Union Workers

The president is pushing for Congress to override four unions that rejected a deal his administration helped craft.

Nate Jackson

If railroad workers strike over failing to reach an agreement on a new contract, the already-taxed American supply chain will suffer, and you will pay more and/or wait longer for certain things. Who wants to sign up for more of that after the last two years?

Roughly 40% of long-distance freight volume is carried by rail, so a looming strike at the December 9 deadline — just in time for Christmas — is a big deal.

There are 12 railroad unions that must vote on the contract, and four of the biggest ones have rejected the latest deal. If they strike, the rest could join them in solidarity. The haggling involves paid sick days and work schedules, though over two years of negotiations workers have already won an additional paid day off and a 24% pay raise from 2020 through 2024.

The deal will raise prices on goods across the economy because the cost of rail transport will rise by, oh, at least 24%, but a strike would be much worse, especially if it lasts significant time.

Joe Biden and his crack team of economic neophytes like Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg have been working on this for months with little success but a lot of boasting. Biden certainly hopes to avoid a strike that will “devastate our economy,” and yesterday he called for Congress to intervene.

“I am calling on Congress to pass legislation immediately to adopt the Tentative Agreement between railroad workers and operators — without any modifications or delay — to avert a potentially crippling national rail shutdown,” he said. “This agreement was approved by labor and management negotiators in September,” he added. “On the day that it was announced, labor leaders, business leaders, and elected officials all hailed it as a fair resolution of the dispute between the hard-working men and women of the rail freight unions and the companies in that industry.”

He claims to be “reluctant to override the ratification procedures and the views of those who voted against the agreement,” but he’s never been shy about using that pen of his or, in this case, the weight of Congress.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she’s happy to oblige, promising that the House “will consider legislation” on the matter “this week.”

Now, to the irony of the whole mess. Biden insisted in his statement Monday that he remains a “a proud pro-labor president,” but his policies have done virtually nothing but harm union members. Let’s just list a few things he and his party do or support that hurt the interests of workers:

  • They shut down much of the economy over a virus and then injected far too much “stimulus” via government spending to fix what they broke. That created a horrific tag team of disrupted or constricted supply chains to go along with drastically increased and subsidized demand. The result: Rampant inflation not seen since Jimmy Carter’s malaise brought on the same thing.
  • Biden and his administration have opened the southern border to millions of illegals who compete for jobs with American workers.
  • Democrats’ agenda of addressing climate change with government controls hampers union workers in all sorts of industries. Biden killed thousands of union jobs with the stroke of a pen shutting down the Keystone pipeline.
  • Biden and other Democrats enacted vaccine mandates that negatively affected millions of workers, costing a lot of them their jobs. The AFL-CIO did dutifully jump on board Biden’s vax mandate, but let’s just say other unions weren’t quite so thrilled.
  • Pushing for a $15 minimum wage for some kid making lattes at Starbucks tells a skilled laborer at a railroad company that his hours are far more valuable (and they are), meaning big pay raises are necessary even if not fully economically justified and therefore hard to get. Putting upward pressure on wages is inflationary.
  • Union workers tend to be far more interested in favorable working conditions and compensation than all the woke garbage being forced upon all of us by the Left.

Now Biden wants to override their votes and tell them to get back to work. It’s no wonder blue-collar folks are moving Republican.

On a final note, Biden wants action now because the buck stops at his desk no matter how often he tries to shove it somewhere else. That makes it even more fascinating to remember that the last time Congress intervened to prevent a railroad strike was 1992. Six U.S. senators voted against forcing that deal. Joe Biden was one of them.

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Biden’s Dirty Deal for Venezuelan Oil

Only this president could prop up an illegitimate dictator and stiff a good friend all at once.

Douglas Andrews

We don’t have a lot of friends in South America these days. And with Joe Biden’s sneaky scheme to buy oil from Venezuela’s scummy socialists while stifling the production of light sweet crude from little Guyana, an erstwhile ally in the region, we now have one fewer.

“Washington policy makers occasionally make miscalculations that help American enemies, undermine development in a poor country, or harm U.S. economic interests,” writes The Wall Street Journal’s Latin American expert Mary Anastasia O’Grady. “But to nail the trifecta requires a special blend of ideological blindness and incompetence that is mercifully rare. Still, as the administration’s treatment of Guyana demonstrates, it does happen.”

It’s not just that the Venezuelan regime has a history of anti-Americanism, which former dictator Hugo Chavez bequeathed to the nation’s current strongman, Nicolás Maduro. And it’s not just that the Biden administration, by allowing Chevron to resume drilling in Venezuela, has reversed restrictions that the Trump administration had put in place in an effort to oust the illegitimately elected Maduro. No, Venezuela is also cozy with the “Death to America” mullahs of Iran.

We’ll say this about Joe Biden: He sure knows how to pick ‘em. And he sure knows how to put one over on the American people. As O’Grady explains:

The U.S. government thinks you’re a fool, dear reader. And not only because it waited until Americans were en route to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving to let news slip of a deal to increase heavy-crude output from joint ventures controlled by a dictatorship allied with Iran. Or that it expects you to believe that Venezuela is considering a return to free elections in exchange.

What does the U.S. get out of all this? Precious little, according to former Trump economist Stephen Moore: “This is the same administration … that won’t allow us to do drilling here in the United States, not in Texas, not in Oklahoma, not in Alaska, not in West Virginia. But we can pump oil from Venezuela. It makes absolutely no sense. It’s put America last energy policy they got. And by the way … when Trump left office and I helped Trump on energy policy, our whole policy was to make America totally energy independent, so we wouldn’t have to rely on countries like Venezuela and Iran and Russia.”

And yet here we are. Helping to prop up a dictatorship whose citizens were recently reduced to scavenging for morsels in the back of a garbage truck, and chasing and stoning to death a cow in a field.

Fox New’s Peter Doocy put the question to Biden talkinghead John Kirby yesterday: “Does the President think there’s some benefit to the climate to drill oil in Venezuela and not here?”

As for little Guyana, what a missed opportunity. Exxon Mobil discovered an abundance of oil in its offshore waters in 2015, and Guyana’s estimated reserves are now more than 11 billion oil-equivalent barrels. To put this in perspective, only Kuwait has more oil per capita.

“The story gets even better,” as O’Grady writes, “because the crude under Guyanese waters has low sulfur content, the opposite of the tar that comes out of Venezuela. It would be hard to dream up a more exciting narrative for a country mired in poverty.”

But, no, let’s instead do business with a guy we’ve been trying to oust for years.

None of this would’ve happened, of course, had the U.S. simply tapped into its own abundant energy reserves rather than getting ourselves over a barrel with South American socialists. Instead, Joe Biden has stiffed a friend and thereby invited the Communist Chinese into the picture. As O’Grady reports, China “is aggressively signing contracts to build infrastructure in Guyana and getting in on the oil boom.”

All while the U.S. is buying dirty crude from people who hate us.

Good to go, Joe.

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Executive News Summary

Thomas Gallatin & Nate Jackson

Cross-Examination

  • UN renames monkeypox: Evidently, the World Health Organization has so little to do that the United Nations’ primary health agency can waste time wringing its hands over a decades-old name worrying that it might offend leftist wokescolds. On Monday, the WHO released a statement noting that it is officially changing the name of “monkeypox” to “mpox” out of concern that the original name might be perceived as being “discriminatory and racist.” Talk about a classic case of projection. Why do leftists associate monkeys with race? As monkeypox spread across the globe — primarily the western world, where it had been essentially nonexistent — an uncomfortable reality was effectively avoided by much of the mainstream media and the WHO. Monkeypox generally spreads among homosexuals, who are known to be highly sexually promiscuous. This proved an embarrassing fact for the WHO, which like the rest of the woke Left deemed the homosexual community as a special victim class that deserves preferential treatment. While dubiously claiming the renaming of monkeypox was to disassociate it from “racism” and “discrimination,” a more likely motive is to disassociate the name “monkey” from a disease that is primarily impacting homosexual men.
  • The food supply is dry: California’s ongoing drought and water shortages have farmers in the Golden State warning of the negative impacts to America’s food supply chain. 2022 has been an especially bad year for crops in California’s San Joaquin Valley, often referred to as “America’s Fruit Basket.” The primary culprit for the bad growing season has been lack of water. Farmers in the region depend upon water from the Colorado River, which supplies upwards of two-thirds of the area’s water needs. J.B. Hamby of the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors observes: “We need to ensure that Americans are fed by food produced in America. And the more we continue to offshore and outsource our food supply puts us in an increasingly vulnerable and weak position if we want to maintain full reliability of food in our grocery stores.” If farmers are unable to meet production demands, then grocer companies will be forced to seek produce elsewhere from more reliable sources, such as Mexico or China. One possible solution is for California to build more water storage facilities, something the state has not done since the 1960s, before the state’s population and water demands ballooned — and also before it became a one-party failed state.
  • Schools are giving better grades to girls: The Left’s embrace and promotion of the Marxist-derived ethic of “equity” has infected institutions across the board, but none more so than America’s schools. A recently released study found that when it comes to academic grades, females are doing better than their male counterparts. But baked into these superior grades is the woke equity dynamic at play, where boys and girls are not being judged simply by their academic merit but also by their gender. To put the results of the study in a nutshell, teachers are giving higher grades to girls than boys because of a growing climate of anti-male prejudice. The study was conducted on 40,000 students age 15 to 16 who took standardized tests that were then blindly scored; the gender of the student was not known by the grader. The scores show that while girls on average scored better in language than male students, the boys scored on average better in math. However, when teachers graded the tests knowing the gender of the students, in both cases the female students were awarded better scores than the males. As schools have become more feminized, elevating feminism while degrading masculinity as “toxic,” it’s not surprising that girls would find greater preferential treatment.

Headlines

  • Senate advances radical Respect for Marriage Act (Daily Signal)
  • Trump takes sharp GOP criticism over meeting with white nationalist (The Hill)
  • Democrat Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin dies at 61 (UPI)
  • WHO renames monkeypox as mpox, citing racist stigma (NPR)
  • Disney film featuring gay main character bombs at box office (National Review)
  • Buffalo supermarket killer pleads guilty to terrorism, murder (Reuters)
  • Biden boosts U.S. effort to stem sexual violence in war zones (Associated Press)
  • Maricopa County responds to AG’s letter on election problems (Daily Wire)
  • Biden family Christmas stockings exclude Hunter’s out-of-wedlock daughter (Washington Times)
  • Stranger than fiction: Woman sues after her microwavable macaroni takes more than three and a half minutes (Red State)
  • Humor: Pentagon hires Sam Bankman-Fried after proving he can lose money as fast as anyone (Genesius Times)

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Cronyism Drives the EV Market

The heavy hand of the federal government is unduly influencing the fate of electric vehicles.

Michael Swartz

Thank goodness for gubmint subsidies. Otherwise, only the virtue-signaling elite could afford an electric vehicle.

Beginning in 2010, those who bought EVs were eligible for a $7,500 tax credit — an amount that still can’t overcome the vast price difference between an electric and a conventional gasoline-powered car. But for some, that “free” money is just too good to pass up.

Changes in the law created by the so-called Inflation Reduction Act, though, have made the full amount more difficult to come by. For one thing, the IRA made the credit non-refundable — meaning that someone whose tax liability is less than $7,500 won’t get the full amount. Even so, automakers such as GM are expecting EV sales to increase. Accordingly, they’re also trying to bring their battery supply chains onshore to improve the profitability and reliability of supply.

EVs have been considered something of a status symbol ever since Elon Musk and Tesla revolutionized the industry, but there was a time when General Motors tried to be an EV trendsetter. Alas, the GM EV1 never really took off in its 1996-99 run, leading the company to abandon the program to such a degree that even former lessees (the car was never actually sold) were forced to turn in their cars. All but a handful of EV1s were scrapped, with a few being placed in various automotive museums and the Smithsonian.

A decade later, at a time when gas prices were climbing sharply, the federal government decided it had to goose the EV market with the tax credit that’s been modified to what it is today. But the dirty little secret is that much of the market has been created by state regulations, particularly California’s, which demand that a certain percentage of the cars sold there be “zero emission vehicles.” California’s large market share has pushed Detroit and led the way to other states adopting similar regulations.

Not surprisingly, GM is expected to be a prime beneficiary of the new Inflation Reduction Act scheme. While its capital expenditures are expected to increase significantly over the next few years, according to The Wall Street Journal, “GM expects the Inflation Reduction Act to add between $3,500 to $5,500 per vehicle in profit — a transformative 5 to 7 percentage points in margin. Suddenly, EVs could be as profitable as conventional equivalents.” The Journal adds that the tax incentives are now sweeter for business purchase of EVs and that still more “huge tax credits” for the automakers will be available for participating in battery production. It’s a classic wealth redistribution scheme.

Given that the first move by several automakers with the impending passage of the IRA was to increase the prices of their EVs — even though they swore up and down that the additional subsidies had nothing to do with it — you’ll pardon us for being just a bit cynical about how government regulations and subsidies affect EV pricing.

“This whole sordid business is hopelessly corrupt, and it is antithetical to America’s economic and strategic interests,” writes Power Line’s John Hinderaker. “Nevertheless, it appears that EV mania will march on until it becomes obvious that the entire project is impossible.”

In the meantime, though, it’s certainly not impossible for the government to dream up new ways to pick winners and exercise power — especially when it comes to subsidizing something the market never really wanted in the first place.

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China Locks Down U.S. Supply Chain

Every time Beijing tightens its “zero COVID” policy, the American economy suffers.

Thomas Gallatin

We all know China is the nation responsible for unleashing the COVID-19 pandemic onto the globe, all while laying about its origins and pretty much everything else. We also know the Chinese Communists continue to enforce one of the most draconian responses to the virus well after much of the rest of the world has effectively recovered and moved on.

Protests broke out in several Chinese cities following Beijing’s latest implementation of its tyrannical “zero COVID” policy, which effectively amounts to locking people in their homes until party enforcers decide the threat has passed. The irony is that rather than dealing with the problem and ensuring that these outbreaks of COVID don’t suddenly hit Chinese cities, the zero COVID policy does the opposite — it ensures that healthy young people are prevented from contracting the virus and developing immunity, thereby ensuring that COVID remains a constant deadly threat to China’s older population in a country that continues to lack the hospital capacity to care for mass numbers of sickened individuals.

Of course, this goes a long way to explain China’s bogus COVID mortality number. In a nation with a population of 1.4 billion, the party apparatchiks insist the death toll remains an absurdly low 5,233 — and American media outlets largely play along with that ridiculous fiction. Furthermore, Beijing has repeatedly peddled the myth of its zero COVID policy being superior to that of the Western democracies.

Since zero COVID is and was a flawed policy from the start, what’s stopping Xi Jinping from ending it and adopting a more successful approach that includes accepting the offer of mRNA vaccines? The answer ultimately lies in China’s communist authoritarian government ideology, which, to sum it up, demands that the people exist to serve the state, rather than in a democratic form of government where the state existing to serve the populace.

To reject the zero COVID policy would be to admit defeat to the West, something that Xi is not about to concede. Furthermore, the ChiComs know that the massive zero COVID lockdowns do damage at home, but they also disrupt the global economic supply chain, damaging western economies and specifically the U.S.

“Big American companies in general earn a lot of profits in China,” said Brookings Institution fellow David Dollar. “Definitely, profits are not growing given the stagnation in the economy. There are key products, like certain types of smartphones, that are seeing clear supply chain bottlenecks. These bottlenecks jump around from sector to sector, city to city, and impact production in complex ways.”

So, while a lockdown in one of China’s large cities may not appear to directly impact the U.S., it does negatively impact the prices Americans see at retail stores like Walmart. Furthermore, Xi may see the zero COVID policy as a means of useful leverage against Joe Biden when it comes to Taiwan. Beijing can significantly affect global supplies by locking down major cities and blaming the pandemic. It’s a means of pushing what amounts to temporary economic sanctions while avoiding all the inconvenient international political blowback.

Playing such games is also one reason behind Dr. Anthony Fauci’s continued, albeit admittedly less vociferously pushed, rejection of the lab leak theory being the most likely explanation for the origin of COVID. The Biden administration would rather bow to the ChiComs than stand up to them.

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Non-Binary Biden Nuke Staffer Nabbed for Felony Theft

Sam Brinton shows the lengths to which this administration will go to promote its DEI agenda.

Douglas Andrews

Somewhere, someone told someone else within the Biden administration that Sam Brinton would be a good fit as our nation’s deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition.

That someone should be fired. So should every person along the way who failed to flag Brinton as a national security risk.

Brinton, who was placed on leave a month ago but apparently still serves in Joe Biden’s Department of Energy, was recently charged with felony theft.

Your tax dollars at work.

Yes, it seems Brinton, an MIT grad and one of the poster boys for Joe Biden’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion agenda, was caught on videotape stealing a $2,325 Vera Bradley suitcase from the luggage carousel at the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport. As the New York Post reports:

Brinton, who uses they/them pronouns, was captured on surveillance video grabbing the luggage and removing its ID tag identifying the owner, the filings state. They [sic] were later seen using the Vera Bradley suitcase on at least two occasions, while traveling to Washington, DC, on Sept. 18 and Oct. 9, investigators said.

Brinton initially denied stealing the suitcase to police officers, but later claimed they [sic] took it by mistake and still had it in their [sic] possession. “If I had taken the wrong bag, I am happy to return it, but I don’t have any clothes for another individual,” Brinton first told the officer. “That was my clothes when I opened the bag.”

However, Brinton called the officer back two hours after their first conversation and confessed to not being “completely honest.” They [sic] said they [sic sic sic] accidentally grabbed the wrong bag at the luggage carousel due to exhaustion.

Uh-huh. So it seems that not only is Brinton a thief; he’s also a liar. But, hey, at least he has great taste in ladies’ luggage.

He also has a flair for the dramatic, having been known to perform as “Sister Ray Dee O’Active” while participating in a group called the Order of Perpetual Indulgence — a group of drag queens who exercise their religious bigotry by dressing up as nuns to “raise awareness of sexual intolerance and transphobia.”

But the thing is, Sam Brinton should never have been hired. And here we should note that he wasn’t hired by the Biden administration but by the Trump administration, in which he served as a nuclear waste adviser. (Among the millions of employees in our federal government, we suspect that this one slipped through the cracks. Or perhaps Brinton hadn’t been as, er, demonstrative as he is now, and probably hadn’t worn that garish green evening gown during the Trump administration’s interview process.

A number of years ago, a young man named Bradley Manning, who now goes by the name “Chelsea,” was inducted into the U.S. Army and entrusted with access to some of our nation’s most sensitive national security secrets. Manning, like Brinton, was deeply and profoundly disturbed, and no one had the good sense to wonder whether our nation might be better off with him in a less sensitive role somewhere else within the Army.

We see where that got us, and it should’ve served as a lasting lesson.

But it’s to Joe Biden’s credit, we suppose, that he didn’t put Brinton in charge of our nation’s nuclear football.

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SHORT CUTS

Endorsements: “My preference for the 2024 presidency is someone sensible and centrist. I had hoped that would [be] the case for the Biden administration, but have been disappointed so far.” —Elon Musk

“I’m all in. Count me in.” —California Governor Gavin Newsom on Joe Biden running in 2024

“I’m hopeful that President Biden will seek reelection, and I look forward to strongly supporting him.” —Hakeem Jeffries, likely the new House Democrat leader

Gun grabbers: “I’m glad that President Biden is gonna be pushing us to take a vote on an assault weapons ban. The House has already passed it. It’s sitting in front of the Senate. Does it have 60 votes in the Senate right now? Probably not, but let’s see if we can try to get that number is close to 60 as possible.” —Senator Chris Murphy

Lab leak? “I have a completely open mind about that, despite people saying that I don’t.” —Anthony Fauci on COVID originating in a lab in Wuhan

However, he still peddles a myth: “If you look at the preponderance of evidence that has been accumulated by international group of highly respected evolutionary virologists, they feel, and they’ve written peer reviewed papers on that, that the evidence strongly points to this being a natural occurrence of a jumping of a virus from a bat to an animal species to human, hasn’t been definitively proven. But the evidence on that is pretty strong.” —Anthony Fauci

Democrat statism: “If democrats had the power to implement China’s ‘Zero Covid’ tyranny on this country, they would have gleefully done so. There would’ve been drones in the sky with Fauci’s voice over loudspeakers proclaiming ‘the constitution is suspended for your own health and safety.’” —Buck Sexton

Estimates: “The learning loss associated with the pandemic, if not remedied, could lead to approximately $900 billion in lower earnings for public school students.” —Christopher Jacobs

“There’s discrimination everywhere you go. … In the U.S., we’re continuing to make progress every single day. … As long as you see progress that’s the most important thing.” —U.S. Men’s Soccer Captain Tyler Adams after being asked by an Iranian state journalist whether he’s “okay to be representing a country that has so much discrimination against black people”

Uh, yeah, that’s the point: “Tucker Carlson, Libs of TikTok, etc create a stream of content blaming trans and queer people for child grooming, but rarely or never feature actual victims of child grooming. If they did, they’d have to reckon with the face that many survivors are queer and trans themselves.” —NBC reporter Kat Tenbarge, who unwittingly just described a lot of the pathology behind gender confusion

Hypocrisy: “While the Iranian and Chinese people rise up in the streets to claim their civil rights, American progressives take to their keyboards and fight alongside their Fortune 500 corporate partners to restore censorship on social media!” —Walter Kirn

And last… “My kids wanted to do Mad Libs in the car, and I was like, ‘Mad Libs? Are there any other kind of libs?’ But when I put up my hand for a high-five, all the kids just stared at me, confused.” —Frank J. Fleming

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Fauci ripped after he ‘can’t recall’ COVID decisions in deposition

Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce joined ‘The Faulkner Focus’ to discuss protests in China over COVID lockdowns and Dr. Fauci’s closed-door deposition. #FoxNews

Source: Fauci ripped after he ‘can’t recall’ COVID decisions in deposition

Julian Assange prosecution is threat to press freedom, New York Times and other papers say in letter

The editors of The New York Times, The Guardian and other major international news outlets that worked alongside WikiLeaks are calling on the U.S. government to end its prosecution of founder Julian Assange.

Source: Julian Assange prosecution is threat to press freedom, New York Times and other papers say in letter

Trudeau urges Canadian public to start ‘accepting and learning from’ drag queens in TV appearance

The host of the show ‘Drag Queen Race’ noted that Justin Trudeau is the ‘first-ever world leader to visit a drag queen set.’

Source: Trudeau urges Canadian public to start ‘accepting and learning from’ drag queens in TV appearance

Consumer Confidence Hits Four-Month Low Amid Persistent Inflation, Rising Interest Rates — Conservative Review

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—U.S. consumer confidence slipped to a four-month low in November, with households less keen to spend on big-ticket items over the next six months amid high inflation and rising borrowing costs, heightening the risks of a recession next year.

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Consumer Confidence Hits Four-Month Low Amid Persistent Inflation, Rising Interest Rates — Conservative Review

After 3 Years And Deaths By Despots, Chinese Protesters Have Zero Tolerance For Xi’s ‘Zero Covid’ — Conservative Review

‘These people have been languishing under Covid Zero policies … for almost three years now and they’re tired of it.’

After 3 Years And Deaths By Despots, Chinese Protesters Have Zero Tolerance For Xi’s ‘Zero Covid’ — Conservative Review

The Vaccine Cult Wants to Rid the Earth of Anti-Vaxxers by Labeling Them Insane and Dangerous

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First, they are one of the only medical products that are not prescribed to treat a disease. They are medical products that are designed after the very profitable insurance industry, by selling a product based on fear of what might happen to you in the future. As such, they can be prescribed to EVERYONE, unlike other medical products that require sick people to sell a drug to for curing their illness.

But unlike the insurance industry which must pay out claims to their clients when the condition that is being insured against happens, the pharmaceutical industry pays NO CLAIMS if their product does not prevent the disease that the vaccine was promised to prevent, and the pharmaceutical vaccine industry is the only industry in the United States that cannot be held legally liable if their product harms or kills their customer.

Universal repeat vaccinations for everyone has always been the goal for the vaccine pushers. Their first attempt at repeat universal vaccine products was the annual flu shot, but when people stopped becoming afraid of the flu and vaccination rates dropped, they needed something that created more fear, and that something became COVID-19. See:

BOMBSHELL: Video Emerges Where Fauci and Others Planned for a “Universal mRNA Flu Vaccine” Which Became the “COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine” Because People were not Afraid Enough of the Flu Virus

Starting in China at the end of 2019, the great COVID-19 scam worked probably better than the Globalists had even anticipated, and most of the world’s population ran out to get the COVID vaccines about a year later. Then the vaccine was mandated in most places as a condition to continue with employment, to further increase distribution of the universal COVID vaccine.

New Disney CEO pledges to double down on LGBT ‘storytelling’ in kids’ movies | WND

Rueby Wood stars in ‘Better Nate Than Never’ (Courtesy Disney)

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Bob Iger, the newly appointed CEO of Disney, pledged to double down on LGBT “storytelling” in the company’s animated kids’ movies during a Monday town hall with employees, according to the New York Times.

Iger served as CEO for 15 years before retiring in late 2020; he was brought back in about a year later after his successor, Bob Chapek, was fired, according to the NYT. Tumbling stock prices marked Chapek’s tenure as CEO, as did public outrage over the company’s political engagement in Florida and its alleged efforts to inject sexual content into children’s shows, particularly through gay and transgender characters.

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An employee at the town hall asked Iger about the company’s commitment to LGBT storytelling in the future, and he responded affirmatively.

“One of the core values of our storytelling is inclusion and acceptance and tolerance, and we can’t lose that,” Iger said, according to the NYT. “We’re not going to make everyone happy all the time, and we’re not going to try to … We’re certainly not going to lessen our core values in order to make everyone happy all the time.”

The company initially found itself in hot water after coming out against Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill following a media pressure campaign urging Disney to do so; the legislation bans classroom instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation in kindergarten through third grade. Soon after, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law eliminating Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District, ending special administrative and tax privileges the company had enjoyed since 1967.

Disney then stepped away from politics and quietly removed itself from the fight with DeSantis in an effort to preserve its special tax district.

The company also came under fire after videos leaked by Manhattan Institute senior fellow Christopher Rufo appeared to reveal internal meetings with executives in which employees boasted about their plans to inject sexual content into children’s shows, with an executive producer allegedly thanking the company’s leadership for being very welcoming of her “not-at-all-secret gay agenda.”

Disney recently released its first movie with a gay lead character, “Strange World,” which had a budget of $180 million and only brought in $18.6 million by Thanksgiving weekend.

Disney did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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Get Woke, Go Broke: Disney’s LGBT Kid’s Film ‘Strange World’ Projected To Lose $147 Million | ZeroHedge News

It’s not just your typical forced diversity pie chart film, it’s Strange World, now considered by many to be Disney’s “wokest children’s movie ever” because of its prominent gay teen protagonist.  Overt woke propaganda is not a big seller these days, though to be fair Disney started production on the film in 2021 when it might have assumed that progressive ideology could still be imposed on the American public.

2022 appears to be the year of the death of woke entertainment, at least at the box office and in streaming numbers with the majority of overtly leftist productions taking an epic nose dive in profits.  Streaming shows like The Rings Of Power on Amazon and films like the gay comedy romance Bros are facing some of the worst audience numbers relative to their budgets in the history of popular media, and Strange World may be the most dismal performer of all.

The movie is set to suffer the poorest opening week on company record relative to budget, and is one of the worst overall theatrical performers in years.  Strange World had a production budget of over $180 million not counting marketing, and pulled in only $28 million in the first five days of its release.  The movie is projected to lose around $147 million and is not expected to bring a spike in subscriptions once it is transferred over to Disney+.

Pro-woke producers and writers have admitted in the past that their agenda has to be implanted into popular legacy franchise products like Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Star Trek, and Marvel in order to trick people into the theaters.  Whenever they create original stories rooted in diversity politics they fail miserably.  It is a rare moment of self awareness for leftists; the problem is that they never seem to ask themselves why this is the case?  Or, perhaps they just don’t care that the vast majority of audiences find these movies repellent.

Maybe it’s because the productions are all the same, with the same shallow messaging, the same methodical and political casting choices and the same ideological preaching.  When your singular focus is propaganda it is nearly impossible to tell a good story with characters that people can relate to.

The messaging of Strange World is yet another climate change allegory from Hollywood packed with just about every woke trope one can think of, including the final lesson of the film, which is a futurist lecture on not letting the past, tradition, history, heritage hold us back from the inevitable Utopia of “progress”.  Abandoning the old world and long held principles always leads to happiness in the new Disney fairy tale dynamic.

This narrative takes center stage more so than Strange World’s LGBT characters, but the mainstream media’s obsession with gay representation, especially in kids films, cannot be understated.  Most of the press for Strange World revolved around the gay teen romance embedded in the movie.

There are many successful films with gay characters in the US and globally; it is not necessarily an indicator of box office poison.  However, American audiences and foreign audiences alike are not welcoming of LGBT content for children.  In the past decade the LGBT issue transformed from a predominantly social issue into something else entirely. The gay movement (and trans movement) is now a political movement – They have made the sexual into the political with an agenda far beyond “equality” which they have already achieved.

Audiences are aware of this and do not want their children propagandized, with many parents wanting to wait until their kids are older before having to explain obscure sexual habits.  It is a line that audiences will not allow Hollywood to cross, as the Strange World box office calamity proves.

Source: Get Woke, Go Broke: Disney’s LGBT Kid’s Film ‘Strange World’ Projected To Lose $147 Million

Poll: Majority of Americans no longer trust elections to be ‘fair’

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That there have been undue influences on America’s elections in recent years is apparent.

When Mark Zuckerberg turned over $400 million plus to a couple of leftist foundations to give to local election officials in 2020, it’s more than likely it influenced the outcome.

After all, those local officials often used the money to recruit voters – from Democrat districts.

Then there was the FBI’s decision in interfere in the election. It warned social media to suppress what it called “Russian disinformation.”

Only it wasn’t disinformation, it was accurate reporting about the suspicions international business operations of the Biden family, including million dollar payments from inside enemies like China and Russia.

Now comes the not-unexpected result: A majority of Americans no longer trust elections to be fair.

According to a new polling, 56.8% of American voters don’t fully trust the elections to be “fair and accurate.”

Seventeen percent say they “somewhat trust,” 17.9% say they somewhat distrust and 21.9% say they strongly distrust.

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A minority of 43.2% say that strongly trust.

The poll is from Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group.

It surveyed more than 1,000 likely general election voters Nov. 16-20.

“Free and fair elections have been the bedrock of stability in our nation, and an example around the world. We are now at a very precipitous place in our history. The majority of Americans are now skeptical about the outcomes of elections, which creates a fundamental problem that—if left unchecked—could undermine our entire democracy,” said Mark Meckler, president of the Convention of States.

“The answer does not lie in Washington, D.C., this problem can and must be fixed close to home. State legislatures need to make strengthening election integrity priority number one, and governors need to focus on vigorous enforcement. Until we get the problem under control, this needs to be treated as the state-by-state emergency that it is.”

Independent voters aligned with Republicans on the issue. Some 57.5% of them said they don’t fully trust the election system. Among GOP members, it was 89.7%.

Even one out of four Democrats, 24.9%, agreed.

Further, the scheme that has developed in recent elections to have weeks of voting, and to continue to count “found” ballots for weeks after election day, is problematic, the survey showed.

A total of 54.8% of American voters say they are less likely to trust election results that take days or weeks to tabulate.

Once again, independents aligned with the GOP on the question. A total of 51.6% of independents agreed with the 80.4% of Republicans that they were less likely to trust those results that are announced days or weeks late.

Even nearly one-third, 31.9%, of Democrats agreed.

Source: Poll: Majority of Americans no longer trust elections to be ‘fair’

Tuesday Briefing, November 29, 2022 | AlbertMohler.com

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This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.

PART I (14:4 – 14:4) A Direct Assault Upon Christianity and Conservatives in the Public Square: Justice Amy Coney Barrett Called to Recuse Herself from Case Due to Biblical Views on Sexuality

PART II (19:39 – 19:39) Horrific Tragedy and Heinous Sin Against Image Bearers: Fatal Shooting in LBGTQ Club in Colorado Springs Was Evil, and Much About the Shooter Remains Unclear

PART III (24:39 – 24:39) ‘Extremism Experts Saw This Coming’: Some Claim Biblical Doctrine of Sexuality Led to Colorado Springs Hate Crime — Watch Out for This Argument

Source: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

‘Society Has Decided Not To Be Silent’: Chinese Protesters Defy Regime’s Crackdown — Conservative Review

Chinese citizens persevered with mass protests even as their government cracked down on demonstrators, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

The post ‘Society Has Decided Not To Be Silent’: Chinese Protesters Defy Regime’s Crackdown appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

‘Society Has Decided Not To Be Silent’: Chinese Protesters Defy Regime’s Crackdown — Conservative Review

Anti-Science Right-Wingers Protest Common Sense COVID Restrictions — Babylon Bee

SHANGHAI — According to sources, thousands of right-wing, anti-science extremists have converged in Shanghai to protest Chinese President Xi’s common sense COVID restrictions.

“These science deniers are extremely dangerous,” said CCP Propaganda Minister Yin-Yon Yangalong. “Our benevolent President Xi has locked thousands of people in their homes for several weeks for their own safety. This is a very compassionate and pro-science policy and anyone who questions it is a right-wing bigot.”

The minister went on to explain that thousands have already been saved from COVID as they have starved to death or burned to death locked in their own apartments. “After extensive scientific research, we found that dead people are completely safe from being infected with COVID,” he said, smiling.

Biden has offered his support to protestors in a public statement, saying: “Come on, man! Flarpjack mibbymufflins! Lardledoo!” The administration, however, quietly pledged support for President Xi, promising they would work with tech companies to silence dissent whenever possible.

At publishing time, Canadian PM Trudeau had also offered to help President Xi, citing his experience with trucker protests.


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Anti-Science Right-Wingers Protest Common Sense COVID Restrictions — Babylon Bee