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How do you sleep at night? With all the trouble and turmoil in the world; with the threat of violence and financial collapse always looming; with corruption permeating governments at every level; and with strife, anger, and conflict along every social and political dividing line, how can any of us get a good night’s rest?READ MORE

Featured Sermon: “God’s Sovereignty, the Gospel, and Sleeping Well” — Grace to You Blog

January 22 – God is just — Reformed Perspective

For I proclaim the name of the Lord: Ascribe greatness to our God. He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He. – Deuteronomy 32:3-4

Scripture reading: Deuteronomy 32:1-18

God’s justice means God gives us only and always strictly what we deserve. Justice is a glorious attribute which, on the one hand, can be very comforting, but, on the other hand, can make us tremble.

  • It can be very comforting when we (have) experienced abuse, injustice and are hurt by the sins of others, or when we groan about the results of our fall into sin. At Sodom’s destruction, Abraham was comforted by this thought, “Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
  • Meanwhile, it can make us tremble to think what would happen if God would give us sinners perfect justice. It would mean that you and I would be enduring the destructive fires of God’s wrath in hell; none of us are exempt.

We know everything God does is perfect; His judgments are perfect! He is truth-filled and without any injustice. Yet, perhaps you wonder, how can we rejoice in and celebrate God’s glorious justice? We can when, like Lot, we flee out of sinful Sodom to Zoar, or to echo our text, when we flee to the Rock of our salvation, Jesus Christ! On Golgotha, He received the just punishment we deserve for our sin. Now He can be both just and the Justifier of those who believe in Him. That’s perfectly satisfying justice!

Suggestions for prayer

Thank God for His satisfied justice in Christ. Pray that we would not forget this, especially in times when we feel entitled, discontent, and are tempted to grumble, or slow to leave our sins. Christ paid dearly to earn justice exalting God’s mercy.

Rev. Pieter van der Hoek has been serving the Heritage Reformed Church of Burgessville since 2017. This daily devotional is also available in a print edition you can buy at Nearer to God Devotional.

January 22 – God is just — Reformed Perspective

January 24 Afternoon Quotes of the Day

All Glory to God in the Sky
Luke 2:14; Philippians 2:9; Revelation 22:20

All glory to God in the sky,
and peace upon earth be restored!
O Jesus, exalted on high,
appear, our omnipotent Lord!
Who, meanly in Bethlehem born,
did stoop to redeem a lost race,
Once more to your creatures return,
and reign in your kingdom of grace.

CHARLES WESLEY (1707–1788)

Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2013). 300 Quotations and Prayers for Christmas. Lexham Press.

Remembering Joy in Misery
Psalm 137:1–7

No greater grief than to remember days
Of joy, when misery is at hand.

DANTE ALIGHIERI

Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Life’s Uncertainty — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.” John 6:69 (NIV)

Because the well runs dry, we know Jesus is the river of living water (John 4).

Because the storm rages, we know Jesus is the Lord of the storms (Matthew 14).

Because the floods overwhelm, we know Jesus is the rock on which to build (Matthew 7).

Because the foundation shivers, we know Jesus is the cornerstone that will not move (Matthew 21).

Because sickness comes, we know Jesus is the healer (Matthew 4).

Because we’re bankrupt through the debt of sin, we know Jesus is our redeemer (Galatians 3).

Because we grieve, we know Jesus is the voice calling from the shore, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” (John 21).

Because we’re full of doubt, we know Jesus is the nail-scarred palm inviting our touch (John 20).

Jesus taught in the “nasty now-and-now” because he knew disciples with focused faith are never made in the classroom; we’re made in the uncertainty of life as we come face-to-face with “I can’t, but God can.”

If we will allow it, our circumstances drive us deeper into the heart of God, and we change because we have believed and come to know the Holy One of God (John 6:69).

by Jon Walker
Used by Permission


FURTHER READING

•  What a Friend we Have in Jesus
• Alone But Not Lonely

Learn more about knowing Jesus at: https://thoughts-about-god.com/four-laws/

Life’s Uncertainty — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

January 22 Afternoon Quotes of the Day

Exhibiting Right Doctrine by Works
Hebrews 10:24; James 2:14–26

Among us you will find uneducated persons, and artisans, and old women, who, if they are unable in words to prove the benefit of our doctrine, yet by their deeds exhibit the benefit arising from their persuasion of its truth: They do not rehearse speeches, but exhibit good works; when struck, they do not strike again; when robbed, they do not go to law; they give to those that ask of them, and love their neighbors as themselves.

ATHENAGORAS OF ATHENS

Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Early Church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Not Created to Live Like Brutes
Proverbs 4:7; 23:23; Daniel 4:25, 32; 5:21

Call to mind from whence you sprang:
You were not form’d to live the life of brutes,
But virtue to pursue and knowledge high.

DANTE ALIGHIERI

Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Hardened Hearts Broken by Striking
2 Corinthians 7:10–11

If a hardened heart be to be broken, it is not stroking, but striking that must do it.… The heart is not melted into godly sorrow, nor raised to the life of faith and love, by the bubbles of a frothy wit, or by a game at words, or useless notions, but by the illuminating beams of sacred truth, and the attraction of divine displayed goodness, communicated from a mind that by faith has seen the glory of God, and by experience found that he is good, and that lives in the love of God: such a one is fitted to assist you first in the knowledge of yourselves, and then in the knowledge of God in Christ.

RICHARD BAXTER

Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Continuing in Fear — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”  1 Corinthians 15:58

The Bible talks about fear and conquering it. But sometimes, I think we believe we have to have conquered our fears before going out and doing what God has called us to do. That’s an untrue assumption.

Elisabeth Elliot once said,

“Sometimes when we are called to obey, the fear does not subside and we are expected to move against the fear. One must choose to do it afraid.”

Fear is something we should tackle and conquer as the Bible clearly points out, but if we use fear as our excuse for not obeying God, then we’re going about things the wrong way. Sometimes we don’t quite have fear conquered, yet we still need to take a leap of faith, trust God, and push forward in whatever it is that God has commanded us to do.

Maybe you were asked to speak somewhere, share your faith, lead a Bible study, or use your talents in a public setting. Maybe you accepted the opportunity, believing God wanted you to accept, but you still haven’t conquered your fear. This is the perfect time to remember not to let fear get the best of you. Fear shouldn’t keep you from leading that Bible study or honoring God through your gifts. Sometimes you just have to move on in faith and do what God wants you to, even in the midst of fear.

Your reward will be greater confidence and joy and seeing God use you to bless others. Fear will have less of a hold on you because you chose to walk in faith.

Dear Lord, as I obey your will, please give me courage to do what you want me to do. Take away the fear as I walk out your plans for me. Amen.

By Ashlea Massie
used be permission
From: http://www.gospelmag.com/authors/ashlea-massie


FURTHER READING

• How did Jesus Pray?
• Attributes of God

Learn more about knowing Jesus at: https://thoughts-about-god.com/four-laws/

Continuing in Fear — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Mid-Day Snapshot · Jan. 22, 2021

THE FOUNDATION

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” —Thomas Paine (1777)

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IN TODAY’S DIGEST

FEATURED ANALYSIS

Beltway Elites Kick National Guard to the Curb

Douglas Andrews

“Yesterday,” said the anonymous Guardsman, “dozens of senators and congressmen walked down our lines taking photos, shaking our hands, and thanking us for our service. Within 24 hours, they had no further use for us and banished us to the corner of a parking garage. We feel incredibly betrayed.”

As well they should.

Our National Guardsmen, summoned to DC from across the nation to protect Joe Biden and his fellow Chicken Little Democrats from the Trump-supporting hordes who never showed, had been staying within the Capitol confines, including the Dirksen Senate Office building, while they rotated through their 12-hour security shifts. Then the Capitol Police summarily told them to grab their gear and get the hell out. No explanation. From there, as Politico reports, “The group was forced to rest in a nearby parking garage without internet reception, with just one electrical outlet, and one bathroom with two stalls for 5,000 troops, the person said. Temperatures in Washington were in the low 40s by nightfall.”

Our National Guardsmen are tough enough, and they’ve no doubt gone to ground under worse conditions. But still, why would the Capitol Police treat them so shabbily?

Apparently, a single Guardsman was found to be without a mask somewhere in a federal building — and that was just too much for one Massachusetts Democrat.

As Breitbart reports, “According to a source, Rep. Will Keating (D-MA) reported to the Capitol building authorities earlier in the day that a National Guardsman was seen in a Dunkin’ Donuts without a mask on. After Keating commented out loud that masks were required to be worn at all times in a federal building, the National Guard member responded, ‘I appreciate my freedom,’ according to the source.”

It’s unclear where, exactly, the Dunkin’ Donuts is located, but suffice it to say that National Guard commanders are now looking for the Guardsman who dared fire back at some smart-mouthed Mask Nazi in a donut shop.

It’s also unclear why Keating hasn’t made so much as a peep about Joe Biden and his family having very publicly flouted that very same mask mandate. Did it ever occur to Keating that maybe this Guardsman, having just finished protecting the Biden inaugural from the mortal threat of a legion of Trump supporters, was simply “celebrating,” like the Biden family was?

Why, it’s almost as if these Democrats are guilty of hypocrisy.

A day earlier, Keating had staged a little photo op with some Guardsmen from his home state. “Grateful for the opportunity today to thank some of the members of @TheNationsFirst deployed to DC from MA,” Keating tweeted for the folks back home. “Thank you to all the guardsmen and guardswomen (from all 54 guards) who have stepped away from family and work to protect the seat of our democracy [sic]. A job well done!”

Oooh, but if I catch just one of you 26,000 without a mask

We’ll say this: Those Beltway folks sure do have some mighty clean parking garages. If only someone could’ve sprung for another couple of Porta-Johns for our troops.

Word of this travesty spread quickly, and Republicans took to Twitter to take the Democrats to task. “Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer,” demanded House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, “why are American troops who are tasked with keeping security at the Capitol being forced to sleep in a parking lot? They deserve to be treated with respect, and we deserve answers.”

The Guardsmen were allowed back into the Capitol Thursday night, but the message from our Beltway elite had already been sent and received.

“If this is true, it’s outrageous,” harrumphed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. “I will get to the bottom of this.”

It is true, Chuck. And it was outrageous. And our troops deserved better.

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Biden’s COVID Reset

Thomas Gallatin

Following his inauguration before a near-empty National Mall Wednesday — thanks to the political theatrics of 26,000 National Guard troops present to “prevent violence” and “protect the Capitol” — Joe Biden got busy signing 17 executive orders and acts.

One executive order in particular, Biden’s “100 days to mask” mandate on all federal property, proved to be little other than a publicity stunt designed to promulgate a narrative that Biden is serious about “following the science” in his efforts to end the COVID pandemic. Never mind the fact that the wearing of masks has become nearly ubiquitous in all federal buildings, as well as in airports and most businesses across the country. Furthermore, almost all the states have followed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 guidelines.

However, when it came to actually following his own EO, Biden couldn’t be bothered. He and his family were caught Wednesday evening touring the Lincoln Memorial not wearing masks. When White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was questioned about it the next day, she dismissively responded, “I think we have bigger issues to worry [about].” Well, so much for all that talk about mask-wearing being a “patriotic duty.”

Speaking of COVID and Biden administration narratives, the effort to paint the Trump administration’s response to combat the pandemic as an abysmal failure went into full swing yesterday, as CNN headlined, “Biden inheriting nonexistent coronavirus vaccine distribution plan and must start ‘from scratch,’ sources say.” Of course, those sources were unnamed Biden administration officials, and they were clearly speaking fiction.

This fake news is reminiscent of Barack Obama’s repeated claim upon entering office in 2009 that he was actually inheriting an economy in worse shape than originally reported. America was then subject to a steady stream of excuses in the following years. Obama always blamed the Bush administration for his failure to get the economy out of the great recession. Now the Biden administration is setting up to play that same “blame the other guy” game.

On Thursday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, whom Biden chose to keep in his role leading the government’s effort in combating the pandemic, responded to a question from the press regarding this newly seeded narrative.

“Is the Biden administration starting from scratch with the vaccine distribution effort, or are you picking up where the Trump administration left off?” a reporter asked. Fauci answered, “No. I mean, we’re certainly not starting from scratch, because there is activity going on in the distribution. … So, [Biden’s plan] is taking what’s gone on and amplifying it in a big way.” The reporter then pressed, “President Biden said that what was left was abysmal. … Is there anything actionable that you’re taking from the previous administration?” Fauci responded, “We’re coming in with fresh ideas, but also some ideas that were not bad ideas with the previous administration. You can’t say it was not usable at all. So, we are continuing, but you’re going to see a real ramping up of it.”

If the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic was so “abysmal,” then why did Biden retain the same guy who led Trump’s COVID team? The simple answer is that it wasn’t an abysmal failure; in fact, it was by almost any objective measure an amazing success given the circumstances.

And what is Biden’s “ramped up” vaccination plan? He wants 100 million Americans vaccinated by the end of his first 100 days. What was the vaccination rate over the last two weeks of the Trump administration? Over 900,000 per day. And let’s not forget that it was under the Trump administration that not one, but two COVID-19 vaccinations were developed in record time.

By seeding this false claim that Biden inherited no vaccine distribution plan, he and his administration, along with their Leftmedia cheerleaders, are attempting to create a faux narrative of gross incompetence on the part of the Trump administration in order that any and all successes can be attributed only to the Biden administration. Even better, Biden can always blame any setbacks on the “abysmal” situation he inherited from Trump. It’s all a fiction, of course, but when did that ever stop the Left?

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Alas, the Paris Accord Is Restored

Jordan Candler

Just over a month ago, we discussed a strategy that President Donald Trump unfortunately never utilized before vacating the White House: Sending the Paris Climate Accord to the Senate for rejection. After all, Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution stipulates, “[The president] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur.”

Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, the man responsible for this reckless pipe dream, slyly abrogated his constitutional responsibility by not sending the accord to the Senate for ratification — with the help of a few Republicans, we might add. In fact, Matt Margolis of PJ Media points out, “Obama, who fancied himself a constitutional scholar, never even attempted to go to the Senate for ratification. Instead, he avoided referring to the agreement as a treaty publicly, in order to argue that Senate ratification wasn’t constitutionally mandated.”

Hmph.

Regrettably, President Trump stuck to his guns by exiting the accord via executive order. Thanks to some finagling established in the accord framework, this EO route auspiciously paved the way for Joe Biden to quickly rejoin it, which he hastily did — again by executive order — shortly after being sworn into office.

As NBC News notes, “On the updated White House website, climate change is second on a list of the administration’s priorities.” But it’s hardly second on voters’ priorities. As Gallup’s Frank Newport writes, “The top five problems facing the country today, from Americans’ viewpoint, are: COVID-19, poor government/poor government leadership, race relations/racism, the economy in general and the need to unify the country.” Furthermore, “The public does not mention climate change with any significant frequency as the nation’s top problem. … Less than half of Americans say they worry a great deal about climate change, and less than half say global warming will pose a serious threat in their lifetime.”

Populism in the U.S. is on the rise for this very reason. While jet-setting globalists obsess over the unfounded notion that the Paris accord is capable of staving off 1.5°C of global warming, the grassroots Americans worry about their families and paychecks and cultural depravity invading their schools. It’s a chasm that worsens every time Democrats engage in a monolithic, tone-deaf policy that taxes and regulates the citizens of their own country while letting the real polluters, China and India, off with a wrist slap and a promise.

Matt Margolis encouragingly predicts, “With any luck, the moment Biden illegally gets us back into the Paris climate treaty, Republicans will mount a legal challenge to it, and the Supreme Court will rightfully strike it down.” A Supreme Court, we might add, that includes three new stalwart constitutionalists, thanks to President Trump. While we wish it never needed to face the High Court, perhaps Trump, for whatever reason, envisioned a final act in which SCOTUS ultimately nullifies this congressional end run.

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The Prospects for Religious Liberty Under Biden

Michael Swartz

In one of his final acts as president, Donald Trump declared today, January 22, Sanctity of Human Life Day. Trump’s declaration — already archived by the federal government — stated today was a day to “celebrate the wonder of human existence and renew our resolve to build a culture of life where every person of every age is protected, valued, and cherished.”

We don’t know if this Trump proclamation can be rescinded by Joe Biden, but it led us in our humble shop to wonder how this date will be observed: as a commemoration of the sanctity of life on a date that’s otherwise a grim reminder of Roe v. Wade? Or as a glorious celebration of legalized abortion? (If the latter, brace yourself for Roe’s golden anniversary two years hence.)

While Biden is a professed Catholic — only the second such president in our nation’s history — his track record on abortion is troubling indeed. As NBC News put it, “[Biden’s] position on abortion has evolved throughout his career. Most recently, in 2019, he dropped his long-standing support of the Hyde Amendment, a decades-old policy restricting federal funding for abortions, after having faced mounting criticism. He has also vowed to codify Roe v. Wade and to fight state-level policies limiting access to abortion.” Get that? “Evolved.”

It doesn’t get a whole lot better in other realms of religious liberty. However, James Freeman of The Wall Street Journal strikes a hopeful tone, noting that the Biden administration has had a court case involving religious freedom and gender “transition” procedures dropped into its lap by a North Dakota appeals court. “[Biden] should immediately call off this federal campaign against religious liberty,” declared Freeman, “rather than forcing Tuesday’s winners to continue to slog their way through the court system against a vengeful Washington bureaucracy.”

The reality, however, is that Biden campaigned against religious rights. On the eve of the election, our Thomas Gallatin warned voters, “A vote for Biden is a vote against religious liberty and freedom of speech. It’s a vote against tolerance. It’s a vote against the core ideal of religious liberty upon which America was built.” In this case, Gallatin was decrying the Biden pledge of passing the Equal Rights Amendment in his first 100 days, creating a “right” of sexual “identity” regardless of biological sex (a.k.a. the science).

Biden has since doubled down on this threat, selecting a person born biologically male but living as a woman as the new assistant secretary for health. Dr. Rachel Levine (born Richard) is a pediatrician who was appointed to a Pennsylvania state post by a Democrat governor in 2017, six years after he “transitioned” and four years after divorcing his female wife. Once again quoting Gallatin, “This perfectly underscores the Democrats’ radical agenda, which seeks to undercut the very fabric of truth. Levine may be a skilled pediatrician, but he clearly is suffering from serious mental delusions. In the recent past, placing an individual with such a serious mental issue in such a position of authority would have been unthinkable. Yet today it is not only celebrated, but anyone who dares to object is vilified as a bigot.”

Followers of Christ believe it’s perfectly reasonable to question the mental wellbeing of those who defile their bodies while ignoring the Scriptural reference that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. That, of course, doesn’t give us license to demean or mistreat them. Corollary to that, those who believe in that manner may feel they can’t participate in the charade of allowing someone to change their gender. That’s the stance taken in the North Dakota court case alluded to above, Religious Sisters of Mercy v. Azar.

And the answer may have to be found in the courts, at least for the next two to four years. (That timeframe assumes that a potential Republican-controlled Congress would have the guts to dare President Biden to live up to his proclaimed religious beliefs.) Given that a new coalition of legal groups has made it its mission to “wage relentless legal warfare” against the racism of Critical Race Theory, perhaps we can use that model to strengthen existing groups that advocate for religious freedom as well.

Whereas the Trump administration fought for religious liberty, the Biden administration will likely fight against it. Indeed, in the upcoming months we’ll have to render unto Caesar what is his. But that doesn’t mean we have to willingly give an inch for what isn’t.

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The Preferential Treatment of Left-Wing Violence

Brian Mark Weber

If you’ve been glued to CNN or MSNBC, you’d think the U.S. Capitol melee earlier this month was the most violent uprising in American history.

After the dust settled, one of the cries from the Left was the alleged kid-glove treatment of the protesters and the suggestion that police would have been more aggressive had Black Lives Matter or antifa forced their way into the Capitol.

Some data seem to support such claims. As Clyde Hughes, citing the U.S. Crisis Monitor project, writes, “Between May and December of last year, for example, police forcibly attempted to break up and disperse liberal protests at a rate more than two times greater than they did for conservative events.”

On the surface, this is worth exploring. Then again, there’s probably a reason why the actions of some groups are met with a tougher response than others.

No one excuses the violence at the Capitol on January 6 — we’ve pretty thoroughly condemned it — but the vast majority of protesters were about as tame as could be. After all, how many “insurrectionists” walk between rope lines and keep their hands off the artwork? The violent few were arrested and face long-term prison sentences. Others are being aggressively pursued by the FBI.

Compare this to nearly a year of antifa and BLM protesters setting fires, damaging scores of buildings, attacking and injuring police officers, destroying public property, looting stores, and setting up autonomous zones. Where was the outrage from the Left or our own government?

In most cases, police made few arrests and the FBI pretended the riots never happened. The media often called them “peaceful protests,” and some even justified the violence as necessary to bring about social justice.

Last November, as The Heritage Foundation’s Mike Gonzalez wrote, “When it comes to these organizations, including Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the newer splinter groups that mimic their tactics, the media often seems to take their social-justice posturing at face value. In the current media environment, left-of-center actors who claim to represent the cause of the oppressed are granted more moral license to use violence as a political tool.”

And if you think the election of Joe Biden would bring about peace and unity, think again.

A Black Lives Matter march in New York City on Martin Luther King Jr. Day left 11 police officers injured, as “protesters” threw projectiles and vandalized property. Apparently, police warned the protesters to leave before they made arrests. New York state Attorney General Letitia James didn’t approve of the police response, however; she said they acted too aggressively.

If anything, the response to left-wing violence in the past year hasn’t been aggressive enough.

In response to the serious investigations currently underway at the FBI to find and prosecute the Capitol rioters, Miranda Devine of the New York Post wonders, “Where was that kind of gravitas when BLM-Antifa rioters locked Seattle police in a building and tried to burn them alive? Or when police were attacked with bricks and Molotov cocktails, whole blocks were looted and set ablaze at a cost of billions of dollars, and parts of some US cities were turned into lawless autonomous inside which people were murdered? For months.”

Good question. Of course, we all know the answer. Political violence is now acceptable for some groups, but not for others.

In the end, we as Americans need to agree that all political violence is unacceptable. And until Biden and his sidekick Kamala Harris bring themselves to denounce left-wing violence, their calls for unity will fall on deaf ears.

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The Media Earned Americans’ Distrust

Nate Jackson

This just in: Americans don’t trust the mainstream media.

What is news is that what little trust still exists has been declining, and for good reason. “For the first time ever, fewer than half of all Americans have trust in traditional media, according to data from [the 21st annual Edelman Trust Barometer],” Axios reports. “Trust in social media has hit an all-time low of 27%.”

Some of the questions in the survey are especially revealing. “Journalists and reporters are purposely trying to mislead people by saying things they know are false or gross exaggerations.” Fifty-six percent said yes. “Most news organizations are more concerned with supporting an ideology or political position than with informing the public.” Fifty-eight percent agreed. Frankly, it’s shocking that 100% of Americans don’t see through the media’s facade.

To be sure, most conservative news sources have a clear bias. The big difference between these sources and Leftmedia outlets is that conservatives acknowledge this bias.

The mainstream media has nearly always favored more liberal causes and candidates. What’s new in the last few years, however, is the extent of the sheer advocacy and activism in so-called journalism.

Leftmedia and social media behemoths not only continue to insist they are objective but established “fact-checkers” to “discredit,” suppress, and silence anyone who disagrees. As we have so often argued, the “fact-checkers” are not, in fact, checking facts, but expressing and/or rebutting opinions. That they don’t own up to this glaringly obvious reality is why people don’t trust them.

Media columnist Margaret Sullivan opines, “Our goal should go beyond merely putting truthful information in front of the public. We should also do our best to make sure it’s widely accepted.” Yet Sullivan works for The Washington Post, which we certainly would never accuse of putting truthful information in front of the public. Quite the contrary. Since 2015, the Post’s mission has been to attack Donald Trump no matter what. One month after Trump’s inauguration, the paper even went so far as to adopt, for the first time in its history, a motto — the ridiculously pompous “Democracy Dies in Darkness.”

In August 2016, before Trump was even elected, The New York Times’s Jim Rutenberg explained why the media shouldn’t be objective. “If you view a Trump presidency as something that is potentially dangerous,” he wrote, “then your reporting is going to reflect that.”

Memo to Sullivan, Rutenberg, and your cohorts: In order to make sure your reporting is widely accepted, you might try setting aside the agenda and actually putting truthful information in front of the public. Frankly, there are some outlets on the Right that should heed this advice too, though they have but a fraction of the influence of major media and only have an audience because of the aforementioned distrust.

The objective of the press should be to report the who, what, when, and where. If reporters could stick to this simple plan, they might be surprised to find that more Americans begin to trust what they’re reading and hearing again. Until then, Donald Trump was and will continue to be right to call the Leftmedia “the true enemy of the people.”

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Trump’s Parting Shot: Declaring China Guilty of Genocide

Thomas Gallatin

With one of his final acts as president, Donald Trump hit both the ChiComs and the incoming administration with a parting shot that will force Joe Biden into a corner.

On Tuesday, outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. had officially designated the Chinese Communist Party’s actions against the Uyghur minority group as genocide. Pompeo explained in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, “After careful deliberation, I have determined that the People’s Republic of China, under the direction and control of the Chinese Communist Party, has committed genocide and crimes against humanity against the predominantly Muslim Uighurs and other ethnic and religious minority groups, including ethnic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz. This announcement is the result of an exhaustive yearslong investigation that has spanned the globe and benefited from the efforts of government and nongovernment partners to document this nightmare, as well as the bipartisan support of Congress.”

The Journal elsewhere reports, “The genocide designation, which also applies to other minority groups in Xinjiang, doesn’t carry any automatic legal consequences, but it puts pressure on other nations, and U.S. allies in particular, to consider sanctions and take other steps to condemn Beijing’s policies.”

Beijing of course has long denied the reality that it runs concentration or reeducation camps, and the CCP blasted Pompeo’s assertion as “simply a lie” and a “farce used to discredit China.” With widespread video evidence and testimonials from victims, China’s claim that “Xinjiang-related issues are not about ethnicity, religion or human rights, but about anti-violence, anti-terrorism, anti-separatism and de-radicalization” rings hollow. Even Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of state, Antony Blinken, agreed with Pompeo, telling the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that “forcing men, women, and children into concentration camps” equates to genocide, and he committed to find ways to hold China accountable.

The trouble for Biden is that by officially designating the CCP’s actions as genocide, Trump is essentially forcing Biden’s hand. With the U.S. in recent months placing sanctions on several Chinese officials and agencies over their actions against Uyghurs, Biden will be hard-pressed to reverse course. And yet he’s also hard-pressed by his family’s corrupt dealings with the ChiComs. Rock, meet hard place.

As Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX) explained, “[Tuesday’s] designation will motivate the nations, businesses, and people of the world to reconsider the ways they entangle themselves with a brutal, communist dictatorship that is guilty of committing genocide against its own people.”

Paging Disney and the NBA. Oh, and Hunter Biden.

The CCP will certainly be demanding and expecting a change of policy from the Biden administration, especially given the Biden family’s business ties with Beijing. By connecting sanctions and the banning of some goods to the CCP’s genocidal abuse of Uyghurs, Trump’s move expands the U.S. fight against China out from the somewhat murky territory of a trade war to that of a clear moral issue. Now any move by Biden to ease up on the ChiComs will be viewed through more than just the lens of a trade dispute.

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The Left Is Still Angry

Douglas Andrews

“We don’t want Biden,” said the sign, “we want revenge!”

A bunch of pro-Trump protesters on Capitol Hill, perhaps? Nope. An unprecedented lockdown and 26,000 National Guardsmen kept the First Amendment firmly under wraps Wednesday in our nation’s capital.

Maybe some of the tens of millions of Americans who still think the election was stolen, or some of those white supremacists in flyover country that Joe Biden warned us about? Nope and nope.

As CBS News reports, “A group of protesters carrying signs against President Joe Biden and police marched in Portland on Inauguration Day and damaged the headquarters of the Democratic Party of Oregon, police said. Some in the group of about 150 people smashed windows and spray-painted anarchist symbols at the political party building.”

Anyone else notice the “against Joe Biden” language used by CBS News? It’s almost as if the editors wanted their readers to think these were Trump supporters. Indeed, the story doesn’t once mention the real culprits: antifa.

Yep, this “mostly peaceful” dissent was brought to us by the boys in black, who pretty much run the disgracefully hard-left enclave of Portland. Another banner helpfully declared, “We are ungovernable.” True that. At least not by the people that Portlanders keep electing.

Footage from intrepid antifa chronicler Andy Ngo shows just how brazen these future Democrats are. What’s most striking is how calmly they go about shattering windows and flipping over occupied vehicles in downtown Portland in broad daylight. Why, it’s as if they figured they didn’t have to worry about local law enforcement at all. But whatever could’ve given them that idea?

Well, maybe harshly worded memos like this:

“To those gathered near the Democratic Party of Oregon Portland Headquarters,” the Portland Police tweeted out: “Members of this group have been observed damaging the building. Anyone who is involved in criminal behavior including: vandalism and graffittiing is subject to arrest or citation.”

Well. And just to make sure they’d struck fear into the hearts of these little rascals, the Portland PD keyboardist followed up with an even sterner warning: “Criminal conduct may subject you to the use of force, including, but not limited to, crowd control agents and impact weapons. Stop damaging the Democratic Party of Oregon Portland Headquarters.”

Got that, antifa? They may use force.

The anger on the Left, though, isn’t limited to antifa. They’re angry everywhere, and the continued existence of one person seems to be the source of it. As Stacey Lennox of PJ Media writes, “One of President Trump’s most amazing skills was building a high-end condo where he lives rent-free in the left’s heads. Whether they are in the corporate media or other cultural institutions, these people are making it clear that the lease is not up. Their team just won an election and now controls Congress and the White House. Yet they are still miserable and seeing President Trump in their fever dreams.”

This feverish state seems to be most pronounced among Hollywood types. Someone named Debra Messing, for example, can’t figure out whether to be angry or frightened. “WOW. #TrumpsNewArmy. The Truth is Chilling,” she tweeted. “We must work together to smoke out the domestic terrorists who want to kill the Democratic Leadership, people of color, jews, muslims, LGBTQ, essential everyone who isn’t white. America is a melting pot. Its what makes us great.”

Whoa, there, Debra. Did you just say, “America is a melting pot”? According to your fellow wokesters, that timeless American expression is now an unacceptable microaggression — and it’s grounds for cancelation.

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Honoring the Sanctity of Life

Today marks the anniversary of the two most tragic Supreme Court decisions in American history, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Read more about Norma McCorvey and Sandra Cano, the plaintiffs who later recanted their testimonies.

EXECUTIVE NEWS SUMMARY

Jordan Candler

C’mon, Man!

Government & Politics

  • House to send Trump impeachment article on Monday (AP) | Trump hires attorney Butch Bowers to represent him at trial (Forbes)
  • Biden to keep Christopher Wray on as FBI director (NBC News)
  • Hunter inquiry looms large as Biden pledge prevents “improper interference” with DOJ investigations (Examiner)
  • Democrats slap Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley with ethics complaint over Capitol mob (Examiner)
  • Unity! Bernie Sanders dismisses meeting in “the middle” with Republicans (Newsweek)
  • House approves waiver for Lloyd Austin to serve as defense secretary (U.S. News & World Report)

Big Tech

  • “Not a close call”: Parler loses bid to require Amazon to restore service (Reuters)

And it’s no wonder: Based on the terms of service not just of Amazon but of many other Internet-based service providers, these companies can literally cancel you for any reason whatsoever.

  • Here’s why Parler is still struggling to come back online (Fast Company)
  • Policing free speech but not actual crimes? Twitter faces lawsuit for refusal to remove child porn (Disrn)
  • Google threatens to pull out of Australia over plan to make it pay for news (Time)

Odds & Ends

  • U.S. sees five-fold increase in methamphetamine overdose deaths from 2011 to 2018 (UPI)
  • Missouri diversity session tells teachers “colorblindness,” “all lives matter” are forms of white supremacy (Fox News)

Stranger Than Fiction

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Raising the minimum wage won’t stimulate the economy, but it will stimulate Democrat interest groups (City Journal)
  • Policy: Don’t rush to failure on Iran nuclear negotiations (Daily Signal)
  • Humor: Biden wins Nobel Prize in all six categories for his incredible first day as president (Babylon Bee)

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Media Fawns Over Incoming Biden Presidency — “Journalists” and Leftmedia pundits gush over Biden like a cadre of sycophants.

Biden Quickly Breaks His Mask Order — Joe signed an executive order about wearing masks on federal property Wednesday and was then seen later in the day not wearing a mask on federal property.

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Insight: “It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.” —Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

For the record: “China, the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide, recently ‘pledged’ that it would aim to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. The Beijing regime has also claimed that China’s greenhouse-gas emissions will peak ‘around’ 2030. Perhaps it is unkind to mention that by the middle of last year, China was approving new coal plants at the fastest rate since 2015. It might be no less charitable to observe that, if the oil price falls as a result of reductions in Western demand driven by climate-change regulation, China, the world’s largest importer of crude oil, will have no complaints. Candidate Biden promised that combating climate change would be central to his administration’s policies. The decision to rejoin the Paris agreement is yet another sign that those policies will owe more to ideological orthodoxy than to intelligence.” —National Review

Upright: “Certainly, there are times when it is appropriate to disagree with one another and it is healthy to engage in debate, whether it be on solutions to health care or how to fix the immigration system. These are examples of times when debate should be welcome and encouraged. There are also times when, regardless of political philosophy, a behavior is so inherently un-American and uncivilized that it should be condemned regardless of whether the political philosophy of those behaving in such a way aligns with yours. For the good of the American public, and, more importantly, for the future of this nation, politicians from both sides of the aisle should be able to vehemently agree that rioting, looting and inciting violence for the sake of ANY political cause is absolutely unacceptable. If our leaders cannot unite behind something so obvious, I worry about the future of this country.” —Armstrong Williams

Braying jenny: “The president of the United States committed an act of incitement of insurrection. I don’t think it’s very unifying to say, ‘Oh, let’s just forget it and move on.’” —Nancy Pelosi

And last… “The prospect of a human tide coming to America now becomes very real. And the promise of U.S. citizenship for the 11 million undocumented already here can only serve as an additional enhancement for even more to come. … The left claims Donald Trump is responsible for the January 6 rioting at the U.S. Capitol because he ‘incited’ the crowd to insurrection with his rhetoric about a ‘stolen’ election. Why, then, can’t Biden’s language about easing the path to America and gaining citizenship equally be a cause and effect? Throughout history, uncontrolled immigration without assimilation has contributed to the collapse of other superpowers. The United States does not enjoy special protection from a similar fate.” —Cal Thomas

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Headlines – 1/22/2021

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Yadlin: Iranian nuclear program crossed ‘red line’

Congratulating Biden, Netanyahu urges him to build on peace deals, confront Iran

Joe Biden wants to erase the last four years. In the Mideast, that won’t be easy

‘Maybe we should bomb Damascus?’: Yom Kippur War deliberations declassified

Syrian media reports Israeli airstrikes near western city of Hama

ISIS claims responsibility for twin suicide bombings in Baghdad, at least 32 dead

US Saves Ecuador From China’s Debt Trap

Beijing Building Military Drones to Rival US in War, Leaked File Shows

US Counterintelligence Chief Who Warned of CCP Election Threat Steps Down

Biden Administration: China’s Sanctions of Trump Officials ‘Unproductive and Cynical’

Republican Lawmakers Call for Tough Biden Response After Red China Sanctions Trump Officials

Biden orders investigation into Russian misdeeds as admin seeks nuclear arms treaty extension

Venezuela’s Maduro Cheers Trump Departure: ‘We Beat Him!’

House Poised to Send Trump Impeachment Article to Senate, Durbin Says

McConnell seeks two-week delay for impeachment trial so Trump can form legal team

South Carolina-based attorney Butch Bowers will represent Trump at his 2nd impeachment trial, Sen. Lindsey Graham says

Legal scholars, including at Federalist Society, say Trump can be convicted

Sen. Rand Paul: For America to Begin to Heal and Unite, Senate Must Halt Impeachment

Navarro: If Trump Impeachment Moves Forward, Biden Can ‘Forget About Unity’

Michael Moore predicts Donald Trump’s ‘imprisonment’ during farewell address

Georgia Congresswoman Files Resolution to Prohibit Donald Trump from U.S. Capitol

Rep. Marjorie Greene files articles of impeachment against Biden

Democrats frustrated as fight over filibuster stalls power-sharing agreement in Senate

Growing Number of Dems Pushing Schumer to Reject GOP Leader’s Appeal to Keep Senate Filibuster

Report: Biden killed 52K American jobs on day 1 in office

“By revoking the Keystone pipeline permit, Biden is destroying 11,000 jobs.”

American Workers, Business Leaders on Biden Axing Keystone Pipeline: ‘Slap in Face’ to Union Members

Canadian PM Trudeau ‘disappointed’ in Biden plan to revoke Keystone XL permit

DHS pauses some deportations for 100 days

NPR axes ‘inflammatory’ picture of migrant caravan after complaint from liberal immigration activist

Progressive group riots resume in major cities despite Biden inauguration

Biden Administration Tear-Gassed ‘Peaceful Protesters’ Just Hours After Inauguration

Grassley calls on Biden to condemn rioting in Oregon, Washington

Top Biden DOJ Nominee Called For ‘Strategic’ Defunding of Police

National Guard Forced to Evacuate Capitol Grounds After Alleged Mask Complaint by Democrat Congressman

National Guard soldiers booted out of Capitol, forced to sleep in parking garage

‘We feel incredibly betrayed’: Thousands of Guardsmen forced to vacate Capitol

Biden removes military flags from Oval Office on first day as president

Media Trust at an All-Time Low, Nearly 60% Think Press ‘More Concerned With Supporting an Ideology’ Than Informing Public

Charlie Kirk calls on Elon Musk to build ‘a better internet’ in fight against censorship

YouTube Deletes Portion of ‘Dislikes’ From Biden Videos, Says It’s Spam

Facebook to let oversight board decide on future of Trump ban

Facebook Gives FBI Private Messages of Capitol Hill Protesters

Judge Rejects Parler’s Request for Order Forcing Amazon to Keep Hosting Service

House Democrat Carolyn Maloney Requests FBI Probe of Parler, Claiming Role in Capitol Riot

Justice Department Asks Supreme Court to Reverse Trump Twitter Decision

China says it is a ‘victim’ after Twitter locks embassy account

Twitter sued by survivor of child sexual exploitation

Malwarebytes Hacked by Group Behind SolarWinds Breach, Company Says

Hong Kong Tightens Control of Internet After National Security Law

The Race for Mars Takes China-U.S. Tensions Into Outer Space

7.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Pondaguitan, Philippines

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the southern East Pacific Rise

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 26,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 22,000ft

Sangay volano in Ecuador erupts to 22,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 20,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 15,000ft

Raung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 13,000ft

Semeru volcano in Indonesia erupts to 12,000ft

Experts Warn of ‘Devastating’ Economic Impact of Rejoining Paris Climate Accord

Tesla’s Elon Musk Wants To Dig Tunnels To Alleviate Miami Traffic Jams

‘Cocaine bananas’ shipped to grocery stores in botched operation

New China swine fever strains point to unlicensed vaccines

ACLU Wants to Erase Male, Female Sexes from ID Documents, Add ‘X’

Biden calls for LGBTQ protections in day-one executive order, angering conservatives

Biden’s Executive Order on Transgender Rights ‘Unilaterally Eviscerates Women’s Sports’

Biden Administration Prepares To Overturn Trump Abortion Rule

Fauci Confirms Joe Biden Will Make Americans Fund Planned Parenthood’s Global Abortion Agenda

White House says Biden is a ‘devout Catholic’ when asked about abortion policies

Chicago Cardinal Slams Bishops’ Critical Statement on Joe Biden as ‘Ill-Considered’

Biden accuser Tara Reade says it was ‘unspeakably hard to watch the man who assaulted me’ take the oath of office

Biden signs ‘wartime’ COVID-19 executive orders, imposing national mask mandate on public transportation

Biden has ‘bigger issues’ to worry about than following own mask mandate: Psaki

Jen Psaki justifies Biden violating his own mask mandate by saying the president was ‘celebrating’

Biden Snipes at Reporter Questioning His Vaccine Plan: ‘C’mon, Give Me a Break Man’

Brought back in by Biden, Fauci says ‘liberating’ to be free to speak on science

Fauci debunks CNN reporting, says Biden’s vaccine rollout not ‘starting from scratch’

Fauci said second COVID-19 vaccine shot knocked him out for 24 hours

Amazon Offers to Help Biden Administration With CCP Virus Vaccine Distribution

Unions wade into debate over requiring COVID-19 vaccine

5 killed in blaze at Indian producer of COVID-19 vaccine

Eli Lilly’s antibody therapy helps prevent Covid-19 in nursing homes, drugmaker says

Netanyahu vows action after ultra-Orthodox mob protesting lockdown injures cop

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Apostasy Watch Friday 1-22-21

Evangelical Leaders Rejoice in Communist Takeover of America

‘In the Strong Name of Our Collective Faith’? Closing of Inauguration Benediction Refuted by Pastor

Katt Kerr Claims Nowhere Does Bible Say Prophets Must Apologize for False Prophecies

Beth Moore Says God is Judging His People Because They “Sinned Grievously” By Supporting Trump

Thousands Call for Franklin Graham to Be Fired Over His Support of Trump

President Joe Biden moves to reinstate U.S. funding for abortion worldwide

Tammy Faye Biopic Set For September Release

Ancient ‘Christ, born of Mary’ inscription unearthed in northern Israel

Source: Daily News and Commentary (apostasywatch.com)

22 Jan 2021 – Rapture Ready News

The quake measured magnitude 7.0 and was located 95.8 kilometers (60 miles) below the sea and about 210 kilometers (130 miles) southeast of Pondaguitan in Davao Occidental province, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

If you’re converting, we need 60 days’ notice … or else
Under a so-called “freedom of religion” ordinance, individuals leaving the Hindu faith in yet another state in India will lead to persecution of Christians.

Right On Cue For Biden, WHO Admits High-Cycle PCR Tests Produce COVID False Positives
Were the ‘conspiracy theorists’ just proven right about the “fake rescue plan” for COVID? Did the ‘science-deniers’ just get confirmation that it was political after all? The short answer to both of these questions regarding the COVID-19 ‘casedemic’ and the fallacy of asymptomatic PCR testing is YES and YES! In fact, as far back as October, we brought the world’s attention to the COVID-19 “casedemic” and the disturbing reality of high-cycle threshold PCR tests being worse than useless as indicators of COVID-19 “sickness”. PJMedia’s Stacey Lennox said at the time:

Suddenly Optimistic Fauci Sees Pandemic “Plateauing,” Feels “Liberated” Under Biden Admin
Fauci said Thursday that it looks like new cases in the USA might actually be plateauing, despite the holiday surge we were promised by him a few months ago. But where is this more optimistic frame of mind based on? Well, the diminutive doctor admitted that he feels “liberated” by Biden.

Turkey experiencing severe drought, NASA maps show
Turkey began 2021 experiencing intense drought in a majority of its provinces, two maps published on Jan. 19 by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) showed. More than 80 percent of Turkey’s soil is facing “severe drought,” NASA’s maps showed.

NUKES OF HAZARD Russia set to test 15,000mph nuke missile that can ‘beat any defence and destroy Texas’
RUSSIA is poised to test an “unstoppable” 15,000mph nuclear missile it boasts can beat any defense and wipe out Texas. The RS-28 Sarmat doomsday rocket is now primed to replace the much-feared R-36 – once dubbed the “Satan” nuke by Nato. The Kremlin brags it has a range of around 6,200 miles, can carry 16 warheads and is able to dodge any missile defense system.

LET THERE BE BLOOD: Biden And Fauci Team Up To Revoke Trump Policy Protecting The Unborn To Create Massive International US Taxpayer-Funded Abortion Scheme
Biden, who says his ‘strong Catholic faith’ is what drives him, has just consulted with Anthony Fauci, with the takeaway being it’s time to radically and rapidly expand the US taxpayer-funded killing machine that is legalized abortion. Evidentially, the murderous holocaust of 3,200 babies per day, most of the them black, here in America is not nearly enough, so they are taking their show on the road, and bringing the blessing of abortion overseas. This is the ‘new America’.

Biden removes military flags from Oval Office on first day as president
President Joe Biden removed the U.S. military branch flags from the Oval Office on Wednesday … However, Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon all kept military battle flags in the office during their terms. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who fought as a five-star general in World War II, displayed the Army flag alone across from his desk.

32 killed, 100+ wounded in double suicide bomb attacks in Baghdad – ISIS suspected
Dozens of people were injured and killed by a pair of suicide bomb blasts in Baghdad, Iraq on Thursday, in what an Iraqi official described as an attack by the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group. TRT World, a Turkish state-media site, tweeted a video purporting to show the attack. “This video shows the moment the second bomb went off in a local market in Iraq’s Baghdad. The death toll has risen to at least 28,” the post said.

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Greene Files Articles Of Impeachment Against Biden
Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene filed Articles of Impeachment against President Joe Biden just two days into his presidency. “I just filed Articles of Impeachment on President Joe Biden,” Greene announced Thursday. “We’ll see how this goes

China calls for courage and wisdom to put Sino-US relations back on the right track
“I believe that with joint efforts of both sides, the ‘better angels’ in China-U.S. relations will be able to overcome forces for evil,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a routine press briefing. “I noticed that President Biden has repeatedly stressed the term ‘unity’ in his inaugural address, which is precisely what’s needed in current China-U.S. relations,” Hua said.

Earthquake rattles Cyprus, felt in Israel
An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 5.3 rattled Cyprus on Thursday, with the shock being felt in Israel.

Palestinian Authority: We are waiting to hear from Biden administration
“We are waiting to hear about the new US administration’s policy to resolve the conflict, especially its position on settlements that increased during the term of the Trump administration, as well as the Judaization of Jerusalem,” Shaath told the PA’s official newspaper, Al-Ayyam.

Fearing America’s Future, These US Jews are Moving to Israel on Aliyah
With all of the political instability and rapid cultural change occuring in the US, thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of American Jews are reconsidering where their future ought to be.

Smith: Will Biden’s Presidency Be A Catalyst For Secession… Or Worse?
…need to address how Biden and the globalists are going to create chaos so that they can then demand their own brand of “order”…

Powerful M7.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines
A powerful earthquake registered by PHIVOLCS as M7.1 hit off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 12:23 UTC (20:23 LT) on January 21, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 116 km (72 miles). The USGS is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 96 km (60 miles), EMSC M7.1 at a depth of 114 km (71 miles).

Thousands evacuated as Storm Christoph hits UK with disruptive snow and historic flooding
Around 2 300 homes have been evacuated overnight Thursday, January 21, 2021, amid widespread flooding and dangerous snow across parts of the United Kingdom brought by Storm Christoph. The storm prompted more than 200 flood warnings, with five of them severe, and has pushed River Dee to its highest level since a water gauge was installed in 1996.

Biden’s Appointment of Climate Change Czar, John Kerry, Will Usher In the True Agenda of the Globalists
Everyone is busy and very nervously trying to decipher the true agenda of the Biden administration. Much of his agenda is still shrouded in mystery, however, we can clearly state that most important issue of Biden’s first day was the announcement of John Kerry being in charge of climate change.

Lawsuit: Twitter States that Child Porn Video ‘Didn’t Violate Policies’
Twitter repeatedly told the victim of child sexual abuse that a video of his ordeal circulating on the platform didn’t violate the platform’s policies, according to a lawsuit filed on the victim’s behalf by the  National Center on Sexual Exploitation.

Incitement Or Free Speech? Comey Calls For The Republican Party To Be “Burned Down” 
There is an interesting interview this week with former FBI Director James Comey.  He states that he now believes that the infamous alleged “pee tape” may be real and makes other surprising statements while pitching his new book.

New “detention camp” bill gives NY Governor power to detain people suspected of carrying a contagious disease
Lawmakers in New York cried foul over a new piece of legislation that would allow state leaders to detain those identified as a “case, contact or carrier” of a contagious disease in the interest of protecting public health.

New “detention camp” bill gives NY Governor power to detain people suspected of carrying a contagious disease
Lawmakers in New York cried foul over a new piece of legislation that would allow state leaders to detain those identified as a “case, contact or carrier” of a contagious disease in the interest of protecting public health.

Pompeo says China’s treatment of Muslims and ethnic minorities is “genocide”
Beating the war drums, Sec. of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement on Tuesday declaring communist China’s policies against Muslims and ethnic minorities an act of “genocide” and “crimes against humanity.”

Israel National News – How does one mistakenly pass out textbooks calling for Jihad?
On today’s Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten, the UN agency responsible for helping so-called “Palestinian refugees,” known as UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) says it “mistakenly included” children’s school textbooks for PA kids, which praised jihad and called for Israel’s destruction.

The astonishing case for optimism and faith
After the staged, theatrical Biden inauguration yesterday that carries no legitimate legal standing whatsoever, people lost their minds as they fell for the spell of the fake news media that broadcast the Big Lie, in Hunger Games style.

Sensors detect rare ‘musical note’ from magnetosphere over Norway
A rhythmic pattern sounding like a low-frequency musical note was detected from the magnetosphere over Lofoten, Norway, on Monday, January 18, 2021. The rare event, which is also called a pulsation continuous, is a strictly regional phenomenon, according to INTERMAGNET– a global network of observatories monitoring the Earth’s magnetic field.

Not an ‘administration’. A regime.
At noon today the scenes on Capitol Hill were arguably no different to those we saw on January 6th: a desecration of the Republic. This time, by a humiliating scene of an empty National Mall, and a handful of people who stole an election in the dead of night.

LET THERE BE BLOOD: Biden And Fauci Team Up To Revoke Trump Policy Protecting The Unborn To Create Massive International US Taxpayer-Funded Abortion Scheme
President Joe Biden, who says his ‘strong Catholic faith’ is what drives him, has just consulted with Anthony Fauci, with the takeaway being it’s time to radically and rapidly expand the US taxpayer-funded killing machine that is legalized abortion.

25K National Guards Troops Remains In DC
More than 25,000 National Guard troops called to provide inauguration security remained on duty Thursday in Washington — and will stay until federal agencies release them, the Washington Examiner reported.

Migrant Caravan Heads to U.S. Border Hoping Biden Will Let Them in and Give Them Amnesty
With Joe Biden now sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, massive changes are being enacted in US immigration policy. Anticipating these changes, tens of thousands of migrants from around the world see this as their chance to finally make it to America’s shores.

After Two Weeks Of Sleeping On Cold Marble, Congress Boots National Guard To Local Parking Garages
“They had no further use for us and banished us…”

Mike Huckabee: It’s Day 2 and Biden Is Already Becoming a Disaster for Democrats

Immediately upon taking office, President Biden started issuing a flurry of executive orders to undo President Trump’s legacy (of success).

They include halting the financing of the border wall (walls provide security at inaugurals, but apparently not at borders), rejoining the World Health Organization (which has really distinguished itself during the pandemic), including non-citizens in the Census count and other things I tried to warn you about before the election.

But some of these reversals might not be so easy.

Remember, I predicted that his biggest enemy won’t be Republicans; it will be reality.

Source: Mike Huckabee: It’s Day 2 and Biden Is Already Becoming a Disaster for Democrats

Tucker Carlson Claims Democrats Are Planning War on Half of America

Democrats have declared war on half of America, Fox News host Tucker Carlson is warning. On Tuesday, Carlson devoted his opening comments to his belief that Democrats do not plan to celebrate victory while the half of America that supported former President Donald Trump is still politically standing.

Source: Tucker Carlson Claims Democrats Are Planning War on Half of America

Politics over people | Amazon offers Biden help with COVID vaccine distribution

Amazon offered on Joe Biden’s first day as president to help speed the US rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations, leading observers to wonder why the world’s largest retailer didn’t step forward before Donald Trump left the White House.

WHO Finally Admits COVID-19 PCR Test Has a ‘Problem’ | Global Research by Dr. Joseph Mercola

 

The WHO’s new guidance, which includes lower PCR thresholds, almost guarantees COVID “case” numbers will automatically drop dramatically around the world.

In an “inauguration” of its own while Joe Biden was being sworn into office, the World Health Organization (WHO) initiated new rules regarding the PCR assays used for testing for COVID-19.

Even though they’ve been widely used across the U.S. and around the world to determine who has a positive case of COVID, PCR assays are not designed to be used as diagnostic tools, as they can’t distinguish between inactive viruses and “live” or reproductive ones.

Besides that, previously, the WHO had recommended 45 “amplification” cycles of the test to determine whether someone was positive for COVID or not.

The thing is, the more cycles that a test goes through, the more likely that a false positive will come up — anything over 30 cycles actually magnifies the samples so much that even insignificant sequences of viral DNA end up being magnified to the point that the test reads positive even if your viral load is extremely low or the virus is inactive and poses no threat to you or anyone else.

What that means in plain language is that the more cycles a test goes through, the more false positives that are reported.

Now, with the WHO’s lower PCR thresholds, it’s practically guaranteed that COVID “case” numbers will automatically drop dramatically around the world.

Here’s in-part what the WHO notice says:

Users of IVDs must read and follow the IFU carefully to determine if manual adjustment of the PCR positivity threshold is recommended by the manufacturer.

WHO guidance Diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2 states that careful interpretation of weak positive results is needed (1). The cycle threshold (Ct) needed to detect virus is inversely proportional to the patient’s viral load. Where test results do not correspond with the clinical presentation, a new specimen should be taken and retested using the same or different NAT technology.

WHO reminds IVD users that disease prevalence alters the predictive value of test results; as disease prevalence decreases, the risk of false positive increases (2). This means that the probability that a person who has a positive result (SARS-CoV-2 detected) is truly infected with SARS-CoV-2 decreases as prevalence decreases, irrespective of the claimed specificity.

Most PCR assays are indicated as an aid for diagnosis, therefore, health care providers must consider any result in combination with timing of sampling, specimen type, assay specifics, clinical observations, patient history, confirmed status of any contacts, and epidemiological information.

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Source: WHO Finally Admits COVID-19 PCR Test Has a ‘Problem’

Senate to receive article of impeachment against Trump on Monday, trial could begin next week

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Friday that the Senate will receive the article of impeachment from the House against former President Donald Trump this Monday.

Source: Senate to receive article of impeachment against Trump on Monday, trial could begin next week

DC Elite Used National Guard As Props, Questioned Their Loyalty, Then Made Them Sleep In Parking Garage

After 25,000 National Guardsman provide security in DC, politicians banished them from the Capitol, forcing them to sleep in parking garages.

Source: DC Elite Used National Guard As Props, Questioned Their Loyalty, Then Made Them Sleep In Parking Garage

Rep. Marjorie Greene officially files articles of impeachment against Joe Biden

Following through on a promise she made the day Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi pushed through the second impeachment of then-President Donald Trump, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) officially filed articles of impeachment against President Biden on Thursday.

Source: Rep. Marjorie Greene officially files articles of impeachment against Joe Biden

Biden to rescind Mexico City Policy, Trump’s pro-life actions

The Biden administration dodged questions about the president’s policy priorities regarding abortion funding on his first day in office, but on Thursday Dr. Anthony Fauci confirmed that the president will be rescinding his predecessor’s pro-life policies.

Source: Biden to rescind Mexico City Policy, Trump’s pro-life actions