There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. —Soren Kierkegaard. "…truth is true even if nobody believes it, and falsehood is false even if everybody believes it. That is why truth does not yield to opinion, fashion, numbers, office, or sincerity–it is simply true and that is the end of it" – Os Guinness, Time for Truth, pg.39. “He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God’s providence to lead him aright.” – Blaise Pascal. "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily" – George Washington letter to Edmund Randolph — 1795. We live in a “post-truth” world. According to the dictionary, “post-truth” means, “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” Simply put, we now live in a culture that seems to value experience and emotion more than truth. Truth will never go away no matter how hard one might wish. Going beyond the MSM idealogical opinion/bias and their low information tabloid reality show news with a distractional superficial focus on entertainment, sensationalism, emotionalism and activist reporting – this blogs goal is to, in some small way, put a plug in the broken dam of truth and save as many as possible from the consequences—temporal and eternal. "The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." – George Orwell “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ― Soren Kierkegaard
Unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. (Hebrews 9:28)
This is our hope. He to whom we have already looked as coming once to bear the sins of many will have another manifestation to the sons of men; this is a happy prospect in itself. But that second appearing has certain peculiar marks which glorify it exceedingly.
Our Lord will have ended the business of sin. He has so taken it away from His people and so effectually borne its penalty that He will have nothing to do with it at His second coming. He will present no sin offering, for He will have utterly put sin away.
Our Lord will then complete the salvation of His people. They will be finally and perfectly saved and will in every respect enjoy the fullness of that salvation. He comes not to bear the result of our transgressions but to bring the result of His obedience; not to remove our condemnation but to perfect our salvation.
Our Lord thus appears only to those who look for Him. He will not be seen in this character by men whose eyes are blinded with self and sin. To them He will be a terrible Judge and nothing more. We must first look to Him and then look for Him; and in both cases our look shall be life.
Next came what seems to have been the first official churchly recognition and acknowledgment of Jesus’ miraculous powers. Having finished the “Sermon on the Mount,” He returned to Capernaum, and there was met by a body of the “elders” of the Jewish church. They came at the request of one of their Roman rulers, a “centurion,” or captain of the army, who had sent to them desiring that they would have Jesus cure a well-loved servant of his. The elders were very anxious that Jesus should do this; for the centurion had been very kind and generous in his government of the Jews.
As Jesus advanced with the elders toward the centurion’s house they were met by that officer himself with his famous speech. He declared that even as he commanded his servants and they obeyed at a distance, so Jesus, being Lord of health, need only will the command from where He stood, and the sickness would leave the servant. “When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.” So Jesus declared the servant cured, and pointed out that many of these Romans, ay, and men from every region upon earth should come to believe and to sit by the Father in heaven, while many of the Jews themselves should be rejected.
Every Moody Bible Institute student is required to take a class called Apologetics. In this class, students learn reasoned arguments for Christianity and how to defend the gospel against false religions. One of the strongest arguments for the validity of the gospel and Jesus’ resurrection is the evidence of changed lives. Today’s text documents the testimony of a transformed life. A Pharisee named Saul was a persecutor of Christians. By his own admission he opposed Jesus, put believers in prison, and sentenced some to death (vv. 9–10). In his obsession to stop them, he forced them to blaspheme and oppressed them (v. 11). But everything changed when he met Jesus on the road to Damascus (vv. 12–18). After his encounter with the Lord, he was transformed from Saul the persecutor to Paul the preacher. When Paul would share his testimony, he often began by clearly describing his resistance to Jesus and followers of Christ. He then moved to a very specific encounter with Jesus. As seen in our text today, he would explain in detail where he was and what he was thinking. Finally, he described what his life had been like ever since. Clearly, his priorities had changed, and his life was transformed. Paul’s testimony gives us a model of the way to share with others how knowing Jesus changed our lives and gave us another chance. It is important to articulate what our “Saul” days were like, the time before following Christ. What preoccupied our lives and what sin entangled us? Then, like Paul, we should detail a special time, event, or conversation we had that began to change everything. Finally, describe how your life has changed since you met Jesus and how your priorities are different. >> Now that you have a simple outline of how to share your con- version story, pray for an opportunity to share it with someone. Then, when the timing is right, be bold and tell that person how God transformed your life.
In the last decade we’ve witnessed some of the most devastating hurricanes, tornadoes, and wild fires in recorded history. Yet as terrifying as these events have been, they did come with some warning . . . at least a little. Well, there’s an event coming that, for many, will be the ultimate disasteran event with not so much as a minute of warning. The question for you is, what have you done to prepare . . . are you ready for the imminent return of Jesus Christ?
3:22, 23 See “God Is Love: Divine Goodness and Faithfulness” at Ps. 136:1.
3:22 steadfast love. On the Hebrew word (ḥesed) see Ps. 36:5 note. The plural form, used here, recalls many acts or perhaps the riches of divine love.
mercies. God’s covenant devotion is always joined with His compassion, a term of profound emotion. We are not consumed because God’s compassion is not consumed. God’s wrath toward His people will end because His compassion cannot end (4:22; Hos. 11:8).
3:23 every morning. God’s love will bring the morning of salvation (Ps. 90:14; Mal. 4:2; Luke 1:78).
faithfulness. The unqualified reliability of God makes Him worthy of faith (Hab. 2:4).
3:22 God’s steadfast love (his “covenant mercy” or beneficial action on his people’s behalf) never ceases, even in the face of Judah’s unfaithfulness and the resulting “day of the Lord” (cf. Joel 2:1–2; Amos 5:18; Zeph. 1:14–16). mercies. Or “compassion.” This type of mercy goes the second mile, replacing judgment with restoration. never come to an end. God is willing to begin anew with those who repent.
3:23new every morning. Each day presents another opportunity to experience God’s grace. faithfulness. God’s covenantal fidelity and personal integrity remain intact no matter what happens.
3:22 lovingkindnesses. This Heb. word, used about 250 times in the OT, refers to God’s gracious love. It is a comprehensive term that encompasses love, grace, mercy, goodness, forgiveness, truth, compassion, and faithfulness.
3:22–24 His compassions never fail. As bleak as the situation of judgment had become, God’s covenant lovingkindness was always present (cf. vv. 31, 32), and His incredible faithfulness always endured so that Judah would not be destroyed forever (cf. Mal 3:6).
3:23 Great is Your faithfulness. The bedrock of faith is the reality that God keeps all His promises according to His truthful, faithful character.
3:22 — Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.
Do you know the Lord as trustworthy, reliable, and consistent? Or do you question whether God will be there for you in your hour of need? From cover to cover, the Bible proclaims, “God is there, and He cares!” He never abandons us.
What the Bible Says About
Finding Confidence in God
Lam. 3:23, 24
God’s people have only one way to face life: confidently. After all, He loves us, has saved us from eternal death, and is committed to guiding us through every moment of life. God wants us to live confidently—but too often we allow feelings of personal inadequacy and unworthiness to derail our confidence.
The apostle Paul lived through horrendous circumstances—rejected by his Jewish peers, stoned, abandoned for dead, ridiculed, ignored, and often beaten and imprisoned for his devotion to Christ. But Paul continued to maintain a confident hope, right up to the very end. How did he manage this?
When the apostle did not think he could face another day, he recalled one simple truth: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil. 4:13). He focused on his Lord, just as Jeremiah had: “Great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I hope in Him!” ’ (Lam. 3:23, 24).
The classic hymn Great Is Thy Faithfulness expands on this important idea. Next time you sing it, don’t miss the wonder of it: God is faithful and does not change (Heb. 13:8). In this one truth we find our reason for hope and unwavering confidence. God’s unchanging nature teaches us that even when we feel unlovely, we remain beautiful to Him. We can do nothing to change His love for us—it is unconditional and flows freely from His throne of grace.
If God decided to change who He is, then every promise He has made would be in jeopardy. He would become untrustworthy. But the legacy of God is this: He loved us unconditionally yesterday, and He loves us with the same love today and tomorrow.
Do you trust Him? Have you experienced a strong assurance that comes from placing your faith in His unfailing love? Roll the burden of your heart onto Him and you will discover that you too can sing, “great is Thy faithfulness.”
3:22 This verse seems to contradict all that had been written up to this point (2:1–5). Yet the fact that there was a prophet left to write these words and a remnant left to read them show that not every person in Jerusalem had been consumed. The fact that there was a remnant at all was due to the mercies and compassions of God. Even in His wrath (2:1–4), God remembers to be merciful.
3:23new every morning: Every day presents us with a new opportunity to discover and experience more of God’s love. Even in the midst of terrible sorrow, Jeremiah looked for signs of mercy. Great is Your faithfulness: Here is the heart of the Book of Lamentations. The comforting, compassionate character of God dominates the wreckage of every other institution and office. God remains “full of grace and truth” in every situation (Ex. 34:6, 7; John 1:14).
22–24. Hope because of God’s faithfulness! Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed … The well-known Hebrew word ḥesed (great love) is used in the plural here. It refers to God’s covenantal love, his deeds of kindness towards his people. This verse declares that God has not made a complete end to his people (the plural we is used), despite their terrible plight, because he is still a God of compassion and ‘loving kindness’ (echoing Exod. 34:6–7). God’s great and loyal love and his compassion enfold Israel’s existence just as these words literally enfold the words in between in verse 22, thus forming a chiasm, with the second part reading ‘not to an end come his compassions’ (for ‘compassion’ see also Jer. 31:20).
Verse 23 states that God’s compassions are new every morning. Every day presents a new opportunity to experience a fresh outpouring of God’s great love and compassion, as well as his faithfulness, his steadfast consistent loyalty (cf. Ps. 92:2 where the first word is ḥesed and the second faithfulness, as in Lam. 3:23). The poet speaks of God as his portion (v. 24), a term used in the context of receiving a part of the Promised Land. The Hebrew word is translated as share in Deuteronomy 10:9 and Joshua 19:9, and is used in conjunction with the word inheritance. In several of the psalms, it is used as a metaphor for God as the psalmist’s highest treasure (see Pss 73:25–26; 142:5, where he is clinging to God in the midst of distress). The speaker resolves to wait for God; the verb also appears in verses 18 and 21, translated as hope.
22 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
22 Clementiæ Jehovæ, quòd non sumus consumpti (vel, certè non sunt consumptæ,) certè non defecerunt miserationes ejus.
The first clause may be explained in two ways: The view commonly taken is, that it ought to be ascribed to God’s mercy that the faithful have not been often consumed. Hence a very useful doctrine is elicited—that God succours his own people, lest they should wholly perish. But if we attend to the context, we shall see that another sense is more suitable, even that the mercies of God were not consumed, and that his compassions had not failed. The particle כי, ki, is inserted, but ought to be taken as an affirmative only, surely the mercies of God are not consumed; and then,—surely his compassions have not failed. And he afterwards adds,—
23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
23 Novæ ad singula mane; magna veritas tua.
This verse confirms what I have said, that the same truth is here repeated by the Prophet, that God’s mercies were not consumed, nor had his compassions failed. How so? Because they were new, or renewed, every day; but he puts morning, and that in the plural number. I am surprised at the hour striking so soon; I hardly think that I have lectured a whole hour.
3:22Because of the Lord’s great love. The word hesed, stressing God’s faithful and loyal covenant/relational love, stands at the front of the verse and is plural. The NIV’s “great” is implied. This plural construction of hesed is fairly rare, occurring only five times in the Old Testament. In some of these texts it refers to actions or deeds resulting from this covenant love: “I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord, the deeds for which he is to be praised” (Isa. 63:7); “do not blot out what I have so faithfully done” (Neh. 13:14). If this is the nuance, then it is God’s faithful loving actions (plural) and his compassions (plural) that are new (plural) every morning (3:23).
we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. The words translated as “consumed” (tamam) and “fail” (kalah) are practically synonyms, both meaning “to come to an end” or “to be completely finished.” The NIV translation correctly understands the subject of tamam as “we,” although several other translations understand the subject to be God’s hesed. The nuance is “We have not come to an end because his compassions have not come to an end.” The word translated as “compassions” conveys warm, emotional, tender care like that of a mother for her newborn. The term probably refers to what God does (“acts of compassion”) and not just what he feels. The stressed aspect of God’s tender, compassionate acts is their continuity; they never cease or stop. This is what gives hope in the midst of an otherwise hopeless situation. The term “new” refers to a fresh renewal of God’s acts of faithful love and compassion.
3:23great is your faithfulness. The word translated as “faithfulness” connotes firmness, reliability, steadfastness, or fidelity. This line is a summary of the three lines above. God is incredibly trustworthy, as is seen through his repeated and renewed acts of faithful love and compassion.
3:22–24 /Het. The eighth stanza is the most optimistic of the entire poem. Indeed, it is the most optimistic of the entire book. The fact that it is found in the middle indicates that while hope is present, it is neither the beginning nor the final thought. The pain is still too fresh and the end is not yet in sight. Even so, this stanza, though brief, indicates that the poet is has not completely abandoned himself to hopelessness.
The first line (v. 22) initially strikes one as odd. After all, the poet has repeatedly expressed the sentiment that his/their suffering is deep and pervasive. The destruction is nearly total. But here the poet acknowledges that though he and those he speaks of are deeply afflicted, they are still there. They are not completely consumed, and he attributes this to God’s grace as expressed in his khesed (covenantal love) and his rekhem (compassion). Psalm 77 is the poem of a desperate person who attributes his suffering to God. He accuses God of betraying his khesed and rekhem in verses 8–9. The poet in Lamentations sees the fact that anyone survived the debacle as evidence of God’s love and compassion.
Not only do God’s love and compassion not wear out, grow weak, or vanish over time, they are new every morning. That is, they are renewed as vital as ever before. In addition, verse 23 introduces yet a third quality of God’s covenantal love toward his people, his faithfulness (ʾemuna). This word refers to God’s persistence in his relationship with his people. God is often praised as displaying faithfulness in the Psalms (33:4; 92:2 ; 143:1).
Because of God’s love, compassion, and faithfulness, the poet, on behalf of the community, expresses his willingness to wait for him. Now things are bad, but God will make them good again. The metaphor of portion comes from land distribution. Joshua 19:9 refers to the land allotted to the tribes as their portion and associates the word with the word “inheritance” (nahala). The Levites had God as their special portion (Deut. 10:9), since they did not receive land, and now the man of affliction on behalf of the community lays claim to the same type of relationship.
Marriage is a deliberate commitment to stick together. It is not based on emotional, physical or psychic attraction.
“Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Genesis 2:24
Cleave – You’ve probably heard this verse at least one hundred times. Every wedding, every sermon about marriage, every book and video from a Christian perspective ends up with this verse somewhere in the subject matter. But what no one told you is that the Hebrew verb here is not the one we would have expected, especially if we thought that becoming one flesh had anything to do with sex. If you really want to see what God has in mind, you’ll have to do some deeper investigation.
The verb here is davaq. It means cleave or cling. It’s about stickiness. But it probably isn’t the verb we would have used. You see, davaq is a middle of the road, passive response verb, best suited for gluing things together. It isn’t the passionate, relationship-oriented verb that characterizes the love action we want in erotic intimacy in marriage. In fact, it’s more about sticky wet clods of dirt (Job 38:38) or fastening crocodile scales (Job 41:9) than it is about passionate, sexual embrace. You won’t find davaq in the Song of Solomon. So, why does it show up here, in the quintessential verse about marriage? And why has every pastor who has ever given a wedding sermon using this verse avoiding talking about dirt clods?
If we look at the way davaq is used when it describes relationships between people, we see that it can describe both friendly and hostile circumstances (Laban and Jacob). It describes relationships between members of the same sex (Ruth and Naomi). In Wisdom literature, it parallels ahav (to love – Proverbs 18:24). We see it used to describe Israel’s relationship with YHWH (Jeremiah 13:11). This wide range of applications tells us something important. Davaq does not carry the emotional, erotic, passionate nuances we expect. Davaq is about deliberate commitment. Even when it is used in hostile circumstances, it is about willful, considered attachment. Ruth, Laban and the men of Proverbs are not making choices based on emotional overload. Neither does YHWH. God’s choice of Israel is deliberate, calculated and permanent. It is the ultimate example of stickiness.
This helps us understand why Genesis 2:24 uses davaq, not hashaq (the verb for adhering to someone in love). Marriage is a deliberate commitment to stick together. It is not based on emotional, physical or psychic attraction. It has very little to do with how I feel. That’s why marriage in the Torah can be arranged by the families without any interaction between bride and groom. Marriage is covenant activity. All the other expressions of love that we so commonly associate with our view of marriage really don’t matter. What matters is the glue.
Next time you hear about the twenty-nine areas of compatibility, smile! Glue comes in only one flavor. Oh, by the way, did you notice that it is the man who does the sticking?
“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes,” 1 Corinthians 13:6-7
Bill Rieser didn’t know what to think. His wife Carolyn was almost unrecognizable! Days earlier she learned of his affair and they planned to divorce. But after much prayer, she was smiling and reflected God’s peace and confidence.
Carolyn looked him in the eye and said, “God would never give up on you. And I’m not going to give up on you. God can forgive you for anything you’ve ever done. And so can I”
She was willing to give their marriage another chance if he was willing to give his life to Christ. Yes, Bill prayed to receive Christ. And they’ve just celebrated their 25th anniversary! Bill admitted, “We’re more in love with each other now than at any other point in our lives.”
Dear one, give your marriage to God and don’t give up. He’s the Great Physician who can heal marriages, too!
By Vonette Bright Used by Permission They Called Me ‘’White Jesus by Bill Rieser
Most celebrated of all Christ’s sermons, the most beautiful of all teachings, is the so-called Sermon on the Mount. Luke gives it in part; but it is only the Gospel of Matthew that has preserved the words for us complete. The sermon seems to have been delivered, as Luke tells us, immediately after the choosing of the twelve apostles. It was meant for their instruction even more than that of the multitude; and it apparently contains a summary of all the chief doctrines which Jesus had been proclaiming with such effect throughout Galilee.
It opens with the “beatitudes,” the list of those who are blessed by God. “Blessed are the poor,” the humble, the mourners, the meek, those who seek righteousness, the merciful, the pure, the peacemakers, and the persecuted. Jesus then asserts that He comes, not to destroy the ancient faith, but to fulfill it and build upon it His doctrine of Love. All men, said He, learn to love their friends. He bids His followers to love also their enemies.
“And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:
“For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”
Crimson worm-dye, a key element for red heifer sacrifice developed in preparation for 3rd Temple On Monday, the Temple Institute completed its study of the Biblical crimson dye with a practical demonstration. The study is part of the institute’s ongoing Red Heifer project led by Rabbi Yisrael Ariel and his son, Rabbi Azariah Ariel, as the crimson wool is a necessary element in the preparation of the ashes of the red heifer: The study was concluded at an auspicious time as Jews worldwide are currently reading this section of the Torah concerning the Red Heifer. The ceremony of the Red Heifer is one of the most mysterious and inexplicable of all the ceremonies.
For First Time in Century, Russia Defaults on Debt he problem isn’t a lack of money but sanctions put in place over the Ukraine war. Last month, for example, the US Treasury Department ended Russia’s ability to pay its billions in debt back to international investors through American banks. The default isn’t a surprise and wasn’t expected to affect world markets.
Miner unexpectedly unearths ‘most important’ paleontology discovery in North America A young miner called for backup when his front-end loader unexpectedly struck something in the Canadian permafrost last week on the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Roughly 67 miles east of the Alaskan border, in Yukon’s Eureka Creek, the miner, who was originally searching for gold, uncovered a whole mummified baby woolly mammoth,
US troops surpass 100,000 in Europe The U.S. military has steadily built up its presence in Europe in the four months since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began. More than 100,000 U.S. troops are in Europe today, compared to around 70,000 around the start of the Russian invasion.
NY Supreme Court Tosses Law Allowing Noncitizens To Vote The New York Supreme Court on Monday struck down a NYC law allowing noncitizens to vote, handing a victory to the Republican National Committee (RNC) which filed a lawsuit against the law in January. The Court said in its decision that the city has no legal authority to allow illegal immigrants to vote, according to the Daily Caller.
Far-Left Groups Use Map Created By University Professors To Target Pregnancy Centers Radical pro-abortion activists are reportedly using an interactive map developed by two University of Georgia professors to plan their violent attacks on pregnancy resource centers. While these centers’ locations are public knowledge, perpetrators have been using online tools that collect and organize this information in a way that makes it easier for them to find the next target. One of such tools is the Crisis Pregnancy Center Map, a project led by Andrea Swartzendruber and Danielle Lambert, both professors at the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department at the University of Georgia.
Report: Blinken Promised PA He’ll Declare Israel’s Lahava As A Terror Org. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas last month that he’ll be designating two Israeli groups as foreign terrorist organizations, according to a Channel 14 News report on Sunday based on Palestinian sources. The two organizations are the anti-assimilation organization Lahava led by Bentzi Gopstein and La Familia, a group of fans of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer group who are known for their violent acts and racism. Blinken also told Abbas that the Israeli government is also working to declare the two organizations as terrorist entities.
AMTRAK DISASTER: Train Collides With Dump Truck, Derails In Missouri, “Large Casualty Incident” A passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed in Missouri on Monday afternoon, and multiple fatalities are being reported. The Southwest Chief was carrying about 243 passengers when it collided with a dump truck near Mendon at 1:42 p.m., Amtrak spokeswoman Kimberly Woods said. Social media posts from the scene show several rail cars on their sides. The Missouri Highway Patrol said eight cars derailed.
Prayer Wins: Supreme Court Upholds High School Coach’s Right to Pray on Football Field The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday that a Washington school district violated former Bremerton High School football coach Joe Kennedy’s First Amendment rights by firing him for kneeling at the 50-yard line to pray silently after football games. “Respect for religious expressions is indispensable to life in a free and diverse Republic—whether those expressions take place in a sanctuary or on a field, and whether they manifest through the spoken word or a bowed head,” Gorsuch stated.
US strike in Syria targets ‘senior’ militant – US military The United States carried out a strike in Syria’s Idlib province on Monday that targeted a senior leader of an al-Qaeda-aligned militant group, the US military said. The strikes targeted Abu Hamzah al Yemeni, a “senior leader” of al Qaeda-aligned Hurras al-Din, while he was traveling alone on a motorcycle, the US military statement said.
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Arkansas Anti-BDS Law In the June 22 ruling, the court ruled 9-1 that the law simply bars “purely commercial, nonexpressive conduct.” “It does not ban Arkansas Times from publicly criticizing Israel, or even protesting the statute itself,” the court stated. “It only prohibits economic decisions that discriminate against Israel. Because those commercial decisions are invisible to observers unless explained, they are not inherently expressive and do not implicate the First Amendment.”
Israeli firm commits to shipping 200,000 cans of baby formula to US to help solve crisis Three weeks ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued emergency guidance enabling the import of infant formulas produced abroad. Tel Aviv-based MyOr—an Israeli health-tech company—is among companies seeking FDA approval as its Mexican subsidiary, AlphaCare, produces and markets MyOr formulas from a plant in north-central Mexico. “We have 200,000 cans of formula ready to be shipped right now, with a capacity to produce another 250,000 a month,” said MyOr co-founder and chief technology officer Michael Brandwein.
Earliest end of the rainy season in Tokyo on record The Japan Meteorological Agency said Monday, June 27, 2022, that the rainy season in Tokyo and neighboring areas in eastern and central Japan appears to have ended, marking the earliest finish to the period since data became available in 1951.
Globalists Want to Replace Children with Virtual Computer Fakes Artificial intelligence expert Catriona Campbell predicts virtual children will be commonplace within the next 50 years, which can help combat overpopulation. The virtual children would only exist within the metaverse, and parents would interact with them using high-tech wearables like gloves that can deliver tactile feedback to replicate physical sensations.
Mass Exodus of NHS GPs is Looming General practice could be on the verge of a mass exodus of general practitioners (“GPs”), threatening Government plans to boost numbers through recruitment and retention, according to doctors’ leaders.
The Devil and the Death Shots I am energized. I’m angry. I’m more determined than ever to stand against this evil. What got to me was a photo of Joe Biden holding an innocent baby reaching up to touch his masked face.
Abortion activists in Arizona attempt to breach Capitol building after Roe reversal Pro-abortion activists tried to break into the Arizona Capitol building on Friday night as part of nationwide protests against the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade Friday. The unruly protest Friday night forced the Arizona Senate to go into recess due to the threats. On Saturday night, the protests continued with some demonstrators tearing down security fencing.
“If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last. … A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government.” —Alexander Hamilton (1794)
It’s no coincidence that the deadliest border incident in our nation’s history happened on Joe Biden’s watch.
It was 102 degrees in San Antonio yesterday — and probably more than 130 degrees inside that oven of an abandoned truck there on the outskirts of the city. Inside it, at least 46 illegal immigrants spent their final terrifying moments before succumbing.
What might their final thoughts have been in that dark, stifling, unrefrigerated trailer? Did they think about their home? Their native land? Their family and friends? Did they wonder how on earth they could’ve fallen prey to these traffickers who abandoned them? How on earth such an awful thing could be happening here in America?
Sixteen people somehow survived that ghoulish scene; somehow managed to keep breathing and keep from cooking. Four of those 16 were children. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. As the Associated Press reports:
A city worker heard a cry for help from the truck on a lonely San Antonio back road shortly before 6 p.m. Monday and discovered the gruesome scene, Police Chief William McManus said. Hours later, body bags lay spread on the ground near the trailer and bodies remained inside as authorities responded to the calamity.
It’s among the deadliest of the tragedies that have claimed thousands of lives in recent decades as people attempt to cross the U.S. border from Mexico. Ten migrants died in 2017 after being trapped inside a truck parked at a Walmart in San Antonio. In 2003, the bodies of 19 migrants were found in a sweltering truck southeast of San Antonio.
Yes, “thousands of lives in recent decades.”
According to The Wall Street Journal, this single incident accounts for the highest number of fatalities ever recorded in the annals of human smuggling across our southern border.
“These deaths are on Biden,” tweeted Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who’s been fighting a noble but losing battle against our corrupt American president and his willfully complicit secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas. “They are a result of his deadly open border policies. They show the deadly consequences of his refusal to enforce the law.”
He’s right, of course. Were our southern border genuinely secure instead of porous, this never would’ve happened. This didn’t happen on Donald Trump’s watch, either, and it’s not a coincidence that it didn’t. Failure has become habitual with the Biden administration, just as success in securing our southern border had become habitual with the Trump administration.
Elections have consequences, even for non-Americans. And secure borders save lives.
Aboard Air Force One, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters that Joe Biden was “closely monitoring the absolutely horrific and heartbreaking reports.” Jean-Pierre pushed back against some Republican lawmakers who blamed the administration for the deaths.
She also said, “Our prayers are with those who tragically lost their lives, their loved ones, as well as those still fighting for their lives.” And this we find ironic because whenever we offer our thoughts and prayers to the victims and families of mass shootings or other calamities, Democrats tell us to go to hell.
The identities of all the deceased are not yet known, but, as Roberto Velasco Álvarez, head of the North America department in Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department, said on Twitter, “22 are from Mexico, seven are from Guatemala and two are from Honduras.”
“Our condolences,” he tweeted. “All responsible will be brought to justice.”
That’s not true, of course. All responsible will not be brought to justice — not unless Joe Biden and Alejandro Mayorkas are impeached next year by a Republican Congress.
Democrats falsely claim they lied about Roe, but Dems are the ones distorting justice.
No judge worth his or her salt should prejudge a case — especially not for the benefit of the choreographed circus known as Senate confirmation hearings. Senators are political animals who calculate that they have votes and campaign cash to gain from making a big scene over how a jurist will rule on certain hot-button cases. But no judge should declare his or her position until the arguments in a case have been heard.
Naturally, ever since the leak of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, wild accusations have been made over what Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, and all the way back to Samuel Alito said or didn’t say during their confirmation process.
“Several conservative Justices, who are in no way accountable to the people, have lied to the Senate, ripped up the Constitution, and defiled precedent and the Court’s reputation,” thundered Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, “all at the expense of women who could soon be stripped of bodily autonomy and constitutional rights.”
Sometimes-Republican Susan Collins complained, “This decision is inconsistent with what Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh said in their testimony and their meetings with me, where they both were insistent on the importance of supporting long-standing precedents that the country has relied upon.”
She and Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, by the way, already submitted a bill to codify Roe earlier this year. With Republicans like these…
The truth is that Collins is more likely the one lying. “In fact,” Rich Lowry notes, “she praised Neil Gorsuch during his 2017 confirmation for saying he would have left the room if someone asked him for a commitment to overturn Roe.”
Joe Manchin of West Virginia (Donald Trump by 39 points) was likewise “deeply disappointed” in the justices he voted to confirm. “I trusted Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh when they testified under oath that they also believed Roe v. Wade was settled legal precedent and I am alarmed they chose to reject the stability the ruling has provided for two generations of Americans.”
It strikes us that Southern Democrats probably said the same thing about precedent and stability after Dred Scott and Plessy were overturned.
These senators are not alone, of course. “How about those justices coming before the senators and saying that they respected stare decisis, the precedent of the court?” asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “That they respected the right of privacy in the Constitution of the United States. Did you hear that? Were they not telling the truth then?”
Yes, they were, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks “they lied.” She insists, “There must be consequences for such a deeply destabilizing action and hostile takeover of our democratic institutions.” What are those consequences? “Lying under oath is an impeachable offense.”
Who are you going to believe? The justices, or the Democrats trying to raise campaign cash to stave off that shellacking this November?
As our Lewis Morris noted earlier this month, what Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett actually said was nothing but the truth, with no promises one way or another. Constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley likewise defends their statements during confirmation.
“For a judge to start tipping his or her hand about whether they like or dislike this or that precedent would send the wrong signal,” said Gorsuch.
Roe v. Wade, said Kavanaugh, is “settled as a precedent of the Supreme Court, entitled the respect under principles of stare decisis” and one that “has been reaffirmed many times over the past 45 years.”
Barrett took a different tack, arguing, “I’m answering a lot of questions about Roe, which I think indicates that Roe doesn’t fall in that category” of so-called “super-precedents.”
Back in 2005, Alito similarly simply restated facts about Roe’s age and “important precedent” and the “value” of stare decisis.
What Democrats want is predetermined political outcomes in the courts — especially when their preferred policies are defeated legislatively. They care nothing for Rule of Law because it almost always stands in the way of their agenda. Here it’s killing babies. Elsewhere it’s confiscating firearms or utterly redefining the millennia-old term “marriage” or umpteen other examples.
Maybe instead of politicizing the courts, Democrats should try democracy — by which, of course, we mean republican government.
J6 Committee to hold sudden hearing, NY Supreme Court rebukes noncitizen vote, our woke speech-suppressing Navy, and more.
Thomas Gallatin & Jordan Candler
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January 6 Committee to hold unscheduled hearing claiming “new evidence”: The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade effectively knocked Nancy Pelosi’s J6 sham investigation and show trail off the mainstream media front pages. Ergo, in an effort to regain her place on the stage, the J6 Committee announced on Monday a sudden “unplanned” hearing for today citing “new evidence” related to the Capitol riot. The announcement came as a surprise, as the committee had previously signaled it didn’t plan to hold additional hearings until July, and the previous hearings had been scheduled well in advance. The new witness is Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows. She had already provided video-recorded testimony to the committee, and it’s unknown what “new” information she’s expected to present. But the likely target is Justice Clarence Thomas via his wife, Ginni, who had expressed to Meadows her concerns regarding the 2020 electoral process prior to the January 6 riot. There is absolutely no evidence Ginni was involved in any organized protest; rather, she was communicating her opinion regarding the election. It appears that Pelosi and company are trying to leverage Ginni’s “involvement” with Meadows to gin up a conspiracy that implicates Justice Thomas in order to justify calls for his impeachment.
NY Supreme Court rebukes NYC over noncitizen vote: Last December, the New York City Council passed a resolution granting legal noncitizens the right to vote in local elections. “Our City, Our Vote” became law in January, effectively adding 800,000 new noncitizen voters to the city. State Republicans objected to the enfranchisement of noncitizens by pointing to the Empire State’s constitution, which expressly notes that only qualified citizens have the right to vote. The New York Supreme Court agreed with Republicans, issuing its ruling that the city’s noncitizen voting law is unconstitutional. “The New York State Constitution expressly states that citizens meeting the age and residency requirements are entitled to register and vote in elections,” Justice Ralph J. Porzio observed. “Though voting is a right so many citizens take for granted, the City of New York cannot ‘obviate’ the restrictions imposed by the Constitution.” City Council minority leader Joseph Borelli praised the ruling: “Today’s decision validates those of us who can read the plain English words of our state constitution and state statutes: Noncitizen voting in New York is illegal, and shame on those who thought they could skirt the law for political gain. Opposition to this measure was bipartisan and cut across countless neighborhood and ethnic lines, yet progressives chose to ignore both our constitution and public sentiment in order to suit their aims. I commend the court in recognizing reality and reminding New York’s professional protestor class that the rule of law matters.”
Our woke speech-suppressing Navy: Having apparently fully embraced the radical gender ideology of the Left, the U.S. Navy recently updated its harassment policy to include the “crime” of “misgendering,” otherwise known as using accurate pronouns to describe an individual’s biological sex rather than his or her expressed “gender identity.” Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, sailors who intentionally “misgender” sailors will be subject to discipline. “Intentional misuse of transgender service member pronouns is inappropriate and inconsistent with the Navy zero tolerance policy on harassment,” says Navy Capt. Dave Hecht, a public affairs officer. “The UCMJ prohibits provoking speeches or gestures, conduct that is of a nature to bring discredit upon the Armed Forces or is prejudicial to good order and discipline, maltreatment, and failure to obey lawful orders and regulations.” Hecht further noted that the Navy “appreciates that pronouns are a part of individual identity” and that “an individual’s pronouns [are] consistent with their gender marker.” Senator Marsha Blackburn ripped the Navy’s bow to the Rainbow Mafia, contending, “Our adversaries … don’t give a ripping flip about classes on choosing pronouns, or how woke the U.S. military is.” She added: “The U.S. military is there to protect this country. It is there to learn how to fight, to fight wars and to win. That is their job.” Cleary, fighting for free speech is not in the Navy’s purview, either.
Voicemail indicates Joe Biden knew of Hunter deals with “spy chief of China” (NY Post) | Joe unwittingly helped finance Hunter’s trysts with Russia-linked escorts (Washington Examiner)
Biden’s grand energy plan just got blown up by the French president (Townhall)
The pointed instruction in “Ethnic Studies” leads to self-hatred in young people.
Within the social biome of a school, children are taught to understand how the world supposedly works. In the ‘90s, children were encouraged to be colorblind and to treat everyone with respect regardless of skin color. Today’s children are instead taught the tenets of critical race theory through rebranded classes like “Ethnic Studies.”
Young girls are the main victims of this psychological torture. Women, both young and old, are inherently social creatures. They care particularly keenly about what other people think — especially as teens. School classes which teach them that being white and straight means they are evil upholders of the institutions that keep their black and brown friends from success are horrifying to them. This teaching goes beyond making “white kids uncomfortable.” These children don’t wish to be seen as evil just because their skin is white. To alleviate that stigma, many are convinced that the only way to escape their racism is to declare that they are LGBTQ+ as a form of self-hatred.
City Journal writer Leor Sapir explains the dilemma perfectly:
Lacking maturity and self-confidence, they [teens] fail to put “anti-racist” indoctrination in its proper context. They do not appreciate its ahistorical, anti-intellectual, and anti-humanist foundations, nor are they aware of the incentives leading teachers and administrators to foist it on them. Being white is not something these teenagers can escape, but they can mitigate its social costs by declaring themselves part of an oppressed group.
Once they’ve fallen into the LGBTQ+ rabbit hole, the anxiety and depression these teens may have been internalizing from being discriminated against are now going to metastasize. The Rainbow Mafia happily pushes these kids from being sad and confused to declaring a gender identity secretly at school. In some cases, it culminates in family separation for “protection.” And it happens so quickly: Horrified parents can find that their teen is being taken away from them simply because they questioned their child’s sexual identity.
Other teens choose the “poor mental health” route to establish their membership in an oppressed class. In other words, they claim to have serious mental disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or multiple personality disorder. This is not a perfect solution to their problem, but if they are seen as mentally damaged, they could construe that as being part of an oppressed group. They play at suffering a mental disorder to mask what they cannot actually help — being white.
These two terrible “solutions” — identifying as LGBTQ+ or exploiting poor mental health as a mitigator for being seen as the oppressive class — seem to have one major thing in common: Teens denying what they are because of what they can’t control doesn’t make them feel better. Instead, it separates them from their core support group: their families. This state of affairs generally sends these teens into rapid mental and physical decline.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a report in 2021 that documents the rise in teen depression and anxiety. According to the data, there has been an uptick in both depression (25%) and anxiety (20%). Suicide attempts in girls have gone up by 51%, and by 4% in boys. This coincided with the COVID lockdowns and the death of George Floyd (which subsequently ramped up the critical race theory indoctrination in schools).
The tree of CRT continues to yield poisonous fruit. Among those bad apples are the ones creating mentally damaged children.
It keeps ignoring Freedom of Information Act requests because it doesn’t want its agenda exposed.
“His objective and his commitment is to bring transparency and truth back to government,” then-White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki declared on the day Joe Biden took office. The statement was an obvious dig at the departing Donald Trump and an underhanded effort to further the Democrats’ dubious talking point that the former president was an unprecedented liar. In a town that makes its living practicing the art of deceit, the claim was an eye-rolling doozy.
Of course, Biden’s base, which had so willingly bought the lies about Trump being a bigoted racist and a fascist to boot, ate it up like it was the gospel truth. However, like Biden’s call for unity during his inaugural speech, it was all talk and no action — a virtue signal designed to be mistaken as an actual act of virtue.
So, just how transparent has the “most transparent” administration in U.S. history been? The answer, unsurprisingly, is not very. Indeed, a more fitting adjective would be “opaque,” as the more Team Biden has been pushed for information into its agenda and inner workings, the more opaque the administration has become.
Just a few examples serve to underscore this reality. Following a trip taken by several members of Biden’s Cabinet last year to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) requested information as to “how much funding and how many resources were devoted to send staff overseas” in light of the pandemic, as well as “the telework agreement of the people who had gone overseas.” The question was, “Were they teleworking at home, but then flew to Scotland [to attend] an in-person conference?” Biden’s Department of Energy never responded, even after the PPT filed Freedom of Information Act (FIOA) requests.
The Biden administration does try to put on a good front, though. Attorney General Merrick Garland sent out a memo this past March directing agencies to “work constructively” with “the FIOA requester community to improve processing capacities, reduce backlogs, and make government more transparent, responsive, and accountable.” Garland even claimed that “transparency in government operations is a priority of this Administration and this Department.” Is it, though?
Another serious matter in which the Biden administration has been resistant to transparency has to do with his executive order from March 2021 wherein he directed agencies to “expand citizens’ opportunities to register to vote and to obtain information about, and participate in, the electoral process.” This order, as our own Douglas Andrews recently noted, was a “scheme to rig the 2022 midterms.”
What this “Get Out the Vote” actually looks like is hard to tell; the details have been effectively hidden by the Biden administration from public view. As The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway noted, “Dozens of members of Congress have repeatedly asked for details, to no avail.” Several FIOA requests have been filed, and still the administration is resistant, clearly seeking to hide how exactly it is going about seeking to influence/rig the midterm elections to favor Democrats. This type of partisan politics is supposed to be illegal, which likely explains why the Biden administration has been so opaque about what its members are doing.
The Biden administration likes to talk about being transparent while engaging in just the opposite, because standing on truth and sticking to principles that are designed to hold both political parties accountable do not help it further its political agenda.
In another resounding ruling, the Supreme Court affirmed a coach’s right to take a knee and pray in public.
There were moments during the 2016 presidential campaign when Donald Trump fired up his crowd by talking about winning. And winning. And winning. It usually went something like this:
We’re going to win so much. We’re gonna win at every level. … We’re gonna win with every single facet. We’re gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning. And you’ll say, “Please, please, it’s too much winning. We can’t take it anymore. Mr. President, it’s too much.” And I’ll say, “No, it isn’t. We have to keep winning. We have to win more. We’re gonna win more. We’re gonna win so much!”
It seems like a long time ago. Because lately, under Joe Biden, we’ve been losing. A lot. We’ve been losing fiscally and economically, militarily and geopolitically, culturally and criminally.
Until the last week or so. That was when the Supreme Court’s 6-3 (okay, 5-3-1) majority began imposing its constitutional will. On Wednesday, it did so with a ruling in favor of religious liberty and school choice in Maine. On Thursday, it was a forceful smackdown of New York’s ancient and onerous concealed-carry law. On Friday, it brought the reaffirmation of life as well as an acknowledgment of the High Court’s rightful place with the long-overdue overturning of Roe v. Wade. And yesterday, we saw religious liberty upheld once again on behalf of a praying football coach.
Don’t look now, but we’re winning again — at least at the Supreme Court.
At issue was the case involving Joe Kennedy, an assistant football coach at Bremerton High School in Washington, across Puget Sound from woebegone Seattle. Kennedy would take a knee in prayer at the 50-yard line after each game — a not-uncommon practice at football games. He was disciplined and ultimately lost his job, which seemed to us a clear case of phony First Amendment Wall-of-Separationism. Yesterday, the Supreme Court agreed, ruling 6–3 in Kennedy’s favor and finding that his constitutional rights to free speech and free exercise of religion had been violated. In doing so, the Court rejected the school district’s over-the-top view that allowing a single public employee to pray by himself without coercing another soul to join him was tantamount to establishing a state religion under the First Amendment’s establishment clause. Writing for the majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch declared:
Both the Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment protect expressions like Mr. Kennedy’s. Nor does a proper understanding of the Amendment’s Establishment Clause require the government to single out private religious speech for special disfavor. The Constitution and the best of our traditions counsel mutual respect and tolerance, not censorship and suppression, for religious and nonreligious views alike.
Coach Kennedy’s employer, though, wasn’t interested in mutual respect or tolerance. “Kennedy prayed during a period when school employees were free to speak with a friend, call for a reservation at a restaurant, check email, or attend to other personal matters,” wrote Justice Gorsuch. “He offered his prayers quietly while his students were otherwise occupied. Still, the Bremerton School District disciplined him anyway.”
Remarkably, and perhaps tellingly, the coach and his legal team lost five consecutive times before being vindicated by the nation’s ultimate legal authority. “This is just so awesome,” said Coach Kennedy. “All I’ve ever wanted was to be back on the field with my guys. I am incredibly grateful to the Supreme Court, my fantastic legal team, and everyone who has supported us. I thank God for answering our prayers and sustaining my family through this long battle.”
Kennedy was represented by First Liberty Institute, which Sports Illustrated’s bigoted (or is he just ignorant?) Greg Bishop called a “powerful Christian conservative law firm.” Bishop also wrote that Kennedy was “a sledgehammer aimed at a bedrock of democracy: the separation of church and state.” Dude needs to stick to sports. Either that, or learn a lot more about our Constitution’s First Amendment guarantee of free exercise.
Kelly Shackelford, president, CEO, and chief counsel of First Liberty, called the decision “a tremendous victory for Coach Kennedy and religious liberty for all Americans.” He continued: “Our Constitution protects the right of every American to engage in private religious expression, including praying in public, without fear of getting fired. We are grateful that the Supreme Court recognized what the Constitution and law have always said — Americans are free to live out their faith in public.”
It was another great win for religious liberty, but history could’ve turned out much differently. Reflecting on the aforementioned string of decisions in favor of life and liberty, columnist Gary Bauer writes, “Once again, I shudder to think how differently this case would have turned out if Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, had replaced Justices Scalia, Kennedy and Ginsburg.”
As the Supreme Court nears the end of its term, let’s see if that conservative majority can keep notching wins on behalf of life and liberty.
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“Self-defense is a part of the law of nature; nor can it be denied the community, even against the king himself.” —William Barclay (1546-1608)
Credit Where It’s Due
“I think that reports of the death of democracy in the United States are grossly, grossly exaggerated. America is a shining city on a hill. … I don’t believe that American democracy is under serious threat. Far from it. I continue to believe that America is the greatest global guarantor of democracy and freedom.” —British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
For the Record
“America is no longer a pariah among nations when it comes to abortion law. Pre-Dobbs we were one of SEVEN countries allowing nationwide elective abortion after 20 weeks It is no longer North Korea, the People’s Republic of China & the United States of America.” —former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
“Roe v. Wade was overturned under the most pro-abortion administration in United States history. Remarkable.” —Mary Margaret Olohan
Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste
“Given the … far-right extremism and the imbalance and the compromised integrity of the Supreme Court, we need to expand the courts to restore balance and integrity.” —Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley
“This Court has lost legitimacy. They have burned whatever legitimacy they may still have had. … I believe we need to get some confidence back in our Court, and that means we need more justices on the United States Supreme Court.” —Senator Elizabeth Warren
“We have never left individual rights to the states. … So what we believe is that access to abortion, like other medical procedures, should be available across the board to all people in this country. … First of all, we need to help the women who are pregnant right now and need help. … It … means asking the president of the United States to make abortion as available as possible with the tools he has, including medication abortion, including using federal lands as a place where abortions can occur.” —Elizabeth Warren
“Not every Democrat is pro-choice, okay? So, the ones that aren’t, we really need to reassess if it’s appropriate for them to continue to serve in 2022.” —Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
“F*** Clarence Thomas.” —Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot
“You better hope that they don’t come for you, Clarence, and say, ‘You should not be married to your wife who happens to be white.’ … And you better hope that nobody says, you know, ‘Well, you’re not in the Constitution. You’re back to being a quarter of a person.’” —”The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg
Non Compos Mentis Award
“Gender-affirming care is lifesaving, medically necessary, age appropriate, and a critical tool for healthcare providers. As a pediatrician, when it comes to making sure kids are healthy and happy, I know how important care that affirmed someone’s true identity can be.” —Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine
“Odd that all these Planned Parenthood clinics are closing simply because of one Supreme Court decision, when we’ve been told for decades that abortion is ‘only a small part’ of what Planned Parenthood does.” —Darrell B. Harrison
A top food processing plant will be closing down one of its facilities in Campbell County, Tennessee, adding to the long list of closures over the last year.
George’s Prepared Foods announced its chicken processing plant in the small town of Caryville would be shuttering operations by the end of the summer.
The reason for the closure was not disclosed and has caught local officials by surprise. Campbell County Mayor E.L. Morton told local news WVLT that he’s trying to keep the plant open to save hundreds of jobs.
“I have contacted the Tennessee Economic and Community Development staff to request assistance in keeping the plant open or facilitating a sale to another operator
“I have requested Governor Lee’s assistance as well. My primary concern is for the welfare of the dedicated workers who have been the backbone of this operation. Our prayers go out to them as well as our very best efforts to keep them employed in Campbell County,” Morton said.
Senior Vice President of George’s Food, Robert George, released a statement about the closure, citing it’s “a challenging time to be in the prepared foods business, and we have been carefully evaluating how we navigate the volatility in beef and pork markets.”
George didn’t explain what “challenging time” meant and if that was due to rampant inflation pressuring operating margins.
The announcement of the closure pushed up the number of closed US food processing plants over the last year to 100. The list below are plants destroyed, damaged, or impacted by “accidental fires,” disease, or other causes (courtesy of The Gateway Pundit):
6/23/22 George’s Inc.: Poultry and Prepared Foods announced it will close one of its food processing plants in Campbell County, Tennessee
Meanwhile, in London, Ontario, Aspire Food Group recently announced that its new insect production facility would produce 9,000 metric tons of crickets yearly for human and pet consumption across North America, according to Canadian Manufacturing.
As a reminder, the World Economic Forum (WEF) technocrats urged people weeks ago to ditch meat for “climate beneficial foods” such as seaweed, algae, and cacti.
Part of the new world order is to reset the global economy and reengineer what people eat. This is being accomplished by influential billionaires, politicians, celebrities, biased academics, wealthy philanthropists, and the bureaucrats of international organizations and institutions.
ANOTHER LANDMARK RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES RULING TODAY FROM THE HIGH COURT THIS TIME PROTECTING A HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH’S RIGHT TO PRAY. IN TEXAS, AT LEAST 46 PEOPLE WERE FOUND DEAD NEAR OR INSIDE A TRACTOR-TRAILER IN A CASE SUSPECTED TO BE HUMAN SMUGGLING. AN AMTRAK TRAIN IN MISSOURI DERAILED AFTER HITTING A TRUCK KILLING THREE PEOPLE AND INJURING DOZENS MORE. NOW DEVELOPMENTS WITH THE SUPREME COURTS DECISION TO OVERTURN ROE V. WAD NEW LEGAL BATTLES ARE NOW BEING FOUGHT IN SEVERAL STATES. MORE THAN A DOZEN STATES ALREADY HAD “TRIGGER LAWS” IN PLACE WHICH IMMEDIATELY BANNED OR LIMITED ABORTION ONCE ROE V. WADE WAS OVERTURNED. VOLUNTEERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ARE COMING TO THE AID OF UKRAINIANS WHO’VE FLED THE FIGHTING.
IN POLAND, A TEAM FROM C-B-N’S OPERATION BLESSING HELPED PROVIDE SUPPLIES TO A WOMAN WHO OPENED HER HOME TO MORE THAN 50-REFUGEES. SOUTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR KRISTI NOEM HAD A GOAL TO BE THE MOST PRO-LIFE GOVERNOR OF ANY STATE EVEN BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT DECISION SHE WAS WORKING TO MAKE SOUTH DAKOTA A PLACE WHERE LIFE IS CELEBRATED. MASS SHOOTINGS IN AMERICA ARE SPARKING DISCUSSION ABOUT THE NEED FOR BETTER MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. HOWEVER, SOME PEOPLE ARE RELUCTANT TO ADMIT THEY’RE DEALING WITH THOSE ISSUES.
After two days in a luxurious German castle, President Biden and the rest of the G7 leaders pledged to continue shipping an endless pipeline of dollars to Ukraine, even as the war continues to be lost. With western enthusiasm waning, however, is this just hot air? Also today at G7: Don’t say Covid! Finally today – US military recruiters find little interest among young Americans. Why? Watch today’s Liberty Report:
For the fourth time this term, the Supreme Court issued a landmark religious liberties ruling on Monday, this time protecting a high school football coach’s right to pray.
The court’s conservative majority has been ruling in favor of religious rights a lot lately, correcting decades of confusion regarding the role of Church and state.
Both sides of the Kennedy vs. Bremerton School District case argued it all came down to the First Amendment. In the end, the majority sided with individual religious freedoms over government censorship.
It’s how US/Western MSM operate over journalism as it should be — what was long ago banned in their daily misinformation and disinformation reports.
On the world stage, fake news about Russia’s liberating SMO in Ukraine and Donbass is featured daily.
Commenting on NATO’s three-day summit in Madrid beginning Tuesday, NYT fake news called the killing machine alliance for perpetual war on invented enemies a “defensive (one) aimed at deterring (nonthreatening) Russia (it falsely called) bellicose (sic).”
The Times further defied reality by falsely calling Russia’s liberating SMO against the scourge of made-in-the-USA Nazi-infested Ukraine “one of the greatest challenges in decades (sic).”
Ignoring its democracy as it should be — in sharp contrast to fantasy versions throughout the West — the Times compounded its perversion of reality by falsely accusing Russia of “subjugation,” how hegemon USA and its subservient vassal states operate, not Moscow.
No Russian power-grabbing “aggression” is ongoing in Ukraine or anywhere else — a longstanding US-dominated NATO specialty against one invented enemy after another, nations threatening no one.
A same-day article discussed NYT fake news about a nonexistent Russian strike on a Kremenchuk, Ukraine shopping center.
Like other MSM, the Times reinvents reality in serving the hegemonic aims of the empire of lies and forever wars.
No Russian strikes “target(ed) civilians” or nonmilitary sites in Kremenchuk or anywhere else in Ukraine — how hegemon USA-dominated NATO operates in all its preemptive wars on invented enemies threatening no one.
The Times and other MSM consistently turn truth on its head by falsely claiming otherwise.
It quoted puppet Zelensky’s perversion of reality, humiliating himself more than already by falsely accusing Russia of “one of the most defiant terrorist attacks in European history (sic).”
Commenting on the above fake news, Russia’s Deputy UN envoy, Dmitry Polansky, tweeted the following:
“Looks like we are dealing with a new #Bucha-style #Ukrainian provocation.”
“One should wait for what our Ministry of Defense will say, but there are too many striking discrepancies already.”
“Exactly what Kiev regime needs to keep focus of attention on #Ukraine before #NATOSummit.”
According to WaPo fake news:
The nonexistent Russian strike on Kremenchuk was a “terrorist attack (sic).”
Commenting on what happened in the city, Russia’s Defense Ministry said the following on Tuesday:
“On June 27, in the city of Kremenchug, Poltava region (of Ukraine), Russian Aerospace Forces struck hangars with weapons and ammunition received from (hegemon USA and its Western vassals) with high-precision air-based weapons, in the area of the Kremenchug road machinery plant.”
“As a result of a high-precision strike, Western-made weapons and ammunition concentrated in the warehouse area for further dispatch to the Ukrainian group of troops in the Donbass were hit.”
“The detonation of stored ammunition for Western weapons caused a fire in a non-operational shopping center located next to the territory of the plant.”
Claims by Kiev and its MSM press agents of large numbers of civilian casualties were greatly exaggerated — part of daily Biden regime-sponsored Russia bashing.
Separately, a G7 statement said their ruling regimes will continue supporting Nazified Ukraine “for as long as it takes” — no matter how many more billions of dollars are wasted on a lost cause at the expense of vital homeland needs gone begging.
On Monday, a Biden regime statement said it intends to impose “significant new sanctions…to further intensify…economic measures against Russia…to further isolate Russia from the world economy (sic).”
US/Western regimes aside, the vast majority of world community nations maintain normalized relations with Russia.
They’re not part of hegemon USA’s sanctions war for invented reasons.
No legitimate ones exist.
A Final Comment
Commenting on the Biden regime’s harebrained attempt to prevent Russia from servicing its debt in rubles — what it’s done and will continue doing — David Stockman slammed US “officialdom (for) tak(ing) total leave of its senses.”
Last Thursday and Friday, Russia’s Finance Ministry made $400 million in debt service payments, fulfilling its obligations to creditors.
No default occurred as falsely claimed by US/Western regimes and their MSM press agents.
If US/Western holders of Russian bonds refuse to accept rubles because their banks are illegally barred from processing Russian debt payments, it’s their problem, not Moscow’s.
Stockman called the Biden regime’s scheme “outright theft of (Russian) property.”
“The US Treasury has effectively stolen $400 million of private property” to create the illusion of a Russian default.
As for hegemon USA’s sanctions war on Russia, it “knee-capped western economies and (their) consumers,” not Moscow.
Dominant Biden regime hardliners are pushing things toward direct confrontation with Russia— the madness of possible global war with nukes.
Is US proxy war on Russia with expendable Ukrainian cannon fodder a trial run for what they have in mind?
According to AP News on Monday, the Biden regime intends to supply Nazified Ukraine with “advanced surface-to-air missile systems” — so-called medium-to-long-range NASAMS.
Weeks earlier, the Biden and BoJo regimes said they’ll supply Kiev with Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) with an effective firing range of from 32 to 70 km — along with High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) with a similar range capability.
In mid-June, the Biden regime said it’ll supply Ukraine with more howitzers, Javelins, long-range munitions, and Harpoon anti-ship systems, along with more Mi-17 helicopters, UAVs, Stingers, other munitions, small arms and military equipment.
Moscow made clear that US/Western supplied weapons, munitions and equipment entering Ukraine will be targeted for elimination.
On Monday, Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov said Moscow was not informed about the Biden regime’s intention to supply Kiev with intermediate and long-range surface-to-air missiles.
When any of the above enters its territory, Moscow should prioritize its elimination, along with going all-out to target and destroy Ukrainian decision-making center wherever located.
Separately, a NYT report about US special operations forces and CIA elements operating in Ukraine secretly failed to explain that US officials, Pentagon and spy agency elements have been controlling all things Ukraine internally and from abroad since the 2014 Maidan coup in Kiev.
There’s nothing secret about it to Russia, including that other NATO regimes are involved in similar fashion to their US master.
Reality on the ground in Ukraine and occupied parts of Donbass has US-installed puppet Zelensky begging for more US/Western weapons almost daily — because Russia eliminated most of what’s been sent, destroying more every day.
The US-installed regime lost most of its battle-hardened, cutthroat Nazi thugs, attrition taking more of them daily by elimination or surrender to Russian forces.
As Moscow’s demilitarization and and deNazification of Ukraine continues toward entirely achieving its aims, the US-controlled regime will have little more left than skeleton amounts of poorly trained conscripts with no will to combat anyone.
And whatever elements are foolish enough to wage guerrilla tactics against Russian forces will be ferreted out and eliminated in similar fashion to how they destroyed the scourge of Nazism in Ukraine.
While fighting could go on for some time, Russia won the battle of Ukraine.
Sooner or later US/Western regimes and their MSM press agents will have to admit reality on the ground or shift attention from hegemon USA’s humiliating defeat by changing the subject.
The scourge of US/Western supported Nazified Ukraine in the east, south and occupied parts of Donbass is increasingly being liberated day by day.
According to Lugansk official, Vitaly Kiselev, on Monday:
Russian and LPR forces surrounded Lisichansk, the partially liberated city to be entirely free from Nazified occupation in the coming days — perhaps by this weekend.
And when achieved, Lugansk will be entirely free again — except for US/Western support for cross-border shelling of residential neighborhoods by Kiev troops with killing, maiming or otherwise wounding maximum numbers of civilians in mind.
What’s happening with US/Western supplied weapons and encouragement has been ongoing since April 2014.
Yet their ruling regimes and MSM press agents falsely blame Russia and Donbass victims for Kiev’s aggression.
On Monday, the Lugansk Media Center reported the following:
“Kiev (Nazis) fired a Tochka-U tactical missile at Zimogorye.
Over the past 24 hours, (they) shelled…LPR (controlled residential areas) three times.”
“A 40-year-old woman was killed and another three civilians were wounded in Kremennaya.”
“In Stakhanov, ten houses and 23 garages were damaged.”
Since Minsk I and II conflict resolution principles were agreed on in 2014 and 2015 respectively, Kiev (Nazis and conscript troops) regularly violated (what was agreed on by) fir(ing) large caliber artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn from the contact line under the accords.”
A state of US-orchestrated and directed war has existed by Kiev on Donbass for over eight years.
On Monday alone in Donetsk, cross-border shelling by Kiev troops killed three civilians, 13 others wounded in the People’s Republic.
Separately according to a front line Ukrainian commander, around 80% of the (US-installed) regime’s best trained, battle-hardened troops were killed or wounded since Russia’s SMO began on Feb. 24.
Heavy losses continue mounting in manpower, weapons, munitions and related equipment.
On Monday, Russia’s Defense Ministry said its forces eliminated foreign mercenaries near Lisichansk, including infamous “Georgian Legion” members involved in torturing and murdering Russian POWs.
“We found and punished them,” the Ministry explained.
According to DPR official, Daniil Bessonov, on Monday:
Ukrainian units are being eliminated or greatly weakened by numbers captured or fleeing front line positions.
Based on Russian and Donbass intelligence, an estimated 50,000 Ukrainian combatants were killed, another 150,000 wounded and out of action since Feb.
Commenting on phony claims by US/Western regimes, vassal Ukraine and their MSM press agents about alleged Russian strikes on Kiev residential areas, Russia’s Defense Ministry set the record straight as follows, saying:
“On June 26, Russian Aerospace Forces (fired) four high-precision air-launched missiles at workshops of the Artyom Rocket Construction Corporation in the Shevchenko district of Kiev.”
“This enterprise produced ammunition for Ukrainian multiple rocket launchers.”
“According to objective control, all four missiles reached the target. The object was hit.”
“The civilian infrastructure of the city of Kiev was not affected as a result of the use of precision weapons.”
“The Kiev regime attempted to intercept Russian high-precision missiles with anti-aircraft weapons stationed in the city.”
“Ukrainian calculations of the S-300 and Buk-M1 anti-aircraft missile systems used more than 10 anti-aircraft missiles.”
“Due to the lack of coupling of air defense systems and radio equipment launchers located in urban areas, two S-300 anti-aircraft missiles were shot down in the air by Ukrainian Buks.”
“Presumably one of the downed anti-aircraft missiles fell on a residential building.”
False reports of Russian responsibility for what happened failed to lay blame where it belongs.
One or more Ukrainian anti-aircraft missiles damaged a Kiev residential building.
If struck by a powerful, high-precision Russian missile, the building would have been entirely destroyed.
It was partially damaged alone.
And this fake news about an alleged Russian attack on a Kremenchuk, Ukraine shopping center:
According to perversion of reality by the self-styled newspaper of record NYT:
“Hundreds of people were out shopping, chatting and meeting with friends in a shopping mall in central Ukraine on Monday, a rare moment of normalcy amid the horror of war (sic).”
“Then a Russian missile struck (sic).”
The nonexistent “attack left at least 16 dead and at least 10 missing at the shopping mall (sic).”
Once again, reading lines scripted by his US master for him to recite, puppet Zelensky urged the empire of lies to designate Russia a state sponsor of terrorism — for what its forces had nothing to do with.
Images of the shopping mall in question showed no signs of panic.
Its undamaged parking area was largely empty.
Ukrainian military personnel in the area weren’t involved in aiding victims because apparently there were none to rescue.
Images of firefighters involved in extinguishing a blaze showed nothing unusual, nothing suggesting a fire from a Russian attack.
Once again, its forces were falsely blamed for whatever happened at the mall, what they had nothing to do with.
Whatever caused the mall’s fire and individuals it harmed was unrelated to Russia’s SMO.
According to Southfront, the blaze was at an “Amstor shop located meters away from the workshop of the Kremenchug Kredmash Road Machinery Plant.”
“Since 2014, the plant has been used for repairing (Ukrainian) military equipment.”
A regime “propagandist…came to the (area) to shoot provocative videos and share them on…social networks.”
“(H)is video only aroused even more suspicion of Kiev’s statements.”
He “showed the destroyed store from the inside.”
“A large number of bottles can be seen (intact) on shelters.”
If the fire was (from a Russian) missile strike,” they’d have been shattered.
“(T)he video confirms…that there was no strike, and the building caught fire for another reason.”
“It was probably burned after military facilities exploded nearby.
It’s well known throughout the US/West that precision-guided Russian strikes on Ukrainian targets hit military ones alone.
Yet phony claims otherwise persist, knowing that Russian forces don’t attack civilian area or wherever noncombatants are located.
A Final Comment
Following the Russian-bashing — much ado about nothing — G7 summit of imperial stooges in Bavaria, a NATO killing machine summit convened in Madrid to continue plotting perpetual sanctions and proxy hot war on Russia with expendable Ukrainian cannon fodder troops.
According to US-installed alliance puppet Stoltenberg, its 30-member force strength will be increased from 40,000 to “well over” 300,000 troops — to confront nonthreatening Russia.
Falsely calling the Russian Federation “the most significant and direct threat to our security” ignored the unparalleled menace posed by NATO’s killing machine to everyone everywhere — polar opposite how Moscow operates.