The World’s War on Christendom – Latest Dispatch from the Front

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Oh good. Maybe now the superficial western media and their drone-like followers can finally get some closure ~ Cecil the Lion did not die in vain … his remains will be used for an anti-poaching memorial in Zimbabwe. Wonderful.
 
Meanwhile, on another part of the African continent, human beings are still being murdered by savages. Do these #BlackLivesMatter ? ~ Boko Haram attacks intensify in Nigeria & Cameroon ~

On Friday (31 July) a massive bomb exploded in the market in Maiduguri, north-eastern Nigeria – the traditional heartland of Boko Haram violence. At least six died, and 11 were injured.  
 
The previous Saturday (25 July), 20 people were killed when a 12-year-old girl blew herself up in a crowded bar in Maroua, northern Cameroon. Seventy-nine others were injured.

 
Further, as Breitbart reported Sunday ~

Boko Haram militants slit the throats of sixteen Christian fishermen on the shores of Lake Chad in the Nigerian state of Borno.

 
Tragic as these atrocities are, they have served to mobilize the countries of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad to coordinate efforts against these vermin.
 
Even better, the Holy Spirit is still clearly at work in Africa ~ Broadcast of gospel throughout Horn of Africa brings listeners into relationship with Jesus ~

Even in the midst of the persecution of Christians by terrorist organizations such as Islamic State (IS), Boko Haram and al-Shabaab, miracles are happening as the Lord continues to change hearts [...]

 
“I am really very sorry about the Ethiopian Christians killed in Libya. I pray that God may comfort the families they left behind. From now on, I don’t want to be a Muslim any longer. Now I declare my faith in Christ, but you must keep this as a secret.” [...]
 

The Lord is giving us a small glimpse into the way He uses evil in such places as Libya, Iraq, Syria and Nigeria to bring people to Himself. Keep praying that the Good News will boldly go out – through radio, satellite television, social media and delivery of Bibles – throughout the world.

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Whack-a-Drone #26

Here is another cogent, concise and convincing
example of the rightness of Conservatism.
Whack your favorite drone(s) with the TRUTH:

[There's a high probability it won't penetrate their thick
armor of denial - but hey, it's worth a shot.]

 

Oh look! :arrow: U.S. Murder Rate Plunges as Guns in Public Proliferate
 
According to a report released a couple weeks ago by the Crime Prevention Research Center ~

… the number of concealed handgun permits skyrocketed from about 4.5 million in 2007 to almost 13 million in 2014 — and that does not include millions of people carrying concealed firearms in the growing number of states where no permit is required. During that same time period, U.S. murder rates plunged some 25 percent, from 5.6 killings per 100,000 to a mere 4.2, even further below the global average of about 7 (and America has far more guns in private hands than any other nation). Overall violent crime also plunged by about 25 percent during the period.[…]
 
Ironically, one of the major causes behind the unprecedented surge in the carrying of concealed firearms across America has been Obama — and especially his attempts, sometimes with complicity from Congress, to attack the Second Amendment. The administration’s war on gun rights has backfired perhaps more spectacularly than any other scheming advanced by the White House, according to analysts.

 
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Related:
‘Armed citizens can have a deterring effect on violent crime’ ~ After several decades of on-the-job experience, Detroit Chief of Police, James Craig, understands the true value of responsible gun ownership.

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Saturday Shorts – 8-1-15

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Random links of interest, concern or curiosity from the past week or so, that deserve at least a SHORT mention:

 
Let’s begin with latest on the Planned Parenthood horror-fest – which the media is doing its darnedest to spin or ignore completely:
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#BlackLivesMatter but not at Planned Parenthood ~ Hard to believe but as a 2014 study found – in New York City alone – 20% more black babies were aborted than were born. (Margaret Sanger would be thrilled!)
 
Refreshingly, here’s a black Ohio state representative who’s courageously standing up to his Democrat party to get the truth out ~ Democratic Lawmaker: ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protesters Should Be in Front of Planned Parenthoods

“Five thousand, four hundred and ninety-nine abortions are in Cuyahoga County, which I happen to represent,” (Bill) Patmon said in a speech Tuesday. “And 63 percent of them are black women, 63 percent of them are of a certain hue of their skin.”
 
“You hear a lot of demonstrations across the country now, about black lives matter,” Patmon added. “Well, they skipped one place. They should be in front of Planned Parenthood.”

 
Planned Parenthood President Made 39 Visits To Obama’s White House Since 2009 Can you say “collusion?”
 
The newest outrage – just yesterday afternoon – appears to be a violation of the 1st Amendment and is further evidence of the totalitarian nature of the Obama regime ~

Obama Appointee And Bundler Blocks More Video Releases By Group Behind Planned Parenthood Sting ~ Apparently the next video that the cleverly-named Center for Medical Progress was set to release may include proof that the agency is actually selling fully intact babies to Stem Express ~

David Daleiden, the journalist behind the Center for Medical Progress videos, told CNN earlier today that the reason why Stem Express filed suit against release of a video of their meeting with him is because they admitted to receiving fully intact fetuses from abortion clinics. Daleiden said those conversations may have shown “prima facie evidence of born-alive infants.”

But now, the federal judge, William H. Orrick, III – coincidentally appointed by partial-birth-abortion advocate Barack Hussein Obama – granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers, which are included in this next video.
 
Which brings us to this excellent article by Ben Shapiro ~
Evil In America ~ Confronting evil first demands that you recognize it for what it is. Americans need to wake up to that reality again ~

For Planned Parenthood, as for leftists and their head-in-the-sand allies throughout America, babies are less than the sum of their parts. For the Obama administration, as for its allies, threats to Jews can be dismissed as irrational byproducts of religious fanaticism, rather than as core goals of an immensely barbaric regime. All of these accessories to evil convince themselves that euphemistic thinking will bring harmony.
 
Turning a blind eye to evil, however, doesn’t make it disappear. It allows it to grow. And those who allow evil to grow in order to protect their own convenience will be held accountable for the end results of the evil they facilitate.

 
Prince Charles extends climate doomsday deadline by 33 years ~ Whew! I was really getting worried, but thanks to eminent climate scientist Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor, there’s no need to panic just yet ~

Prince Charles is warning that there are only 35 years left to save the planet from climate disaster, which represents a 33-year extension of his previous deadline.

Never mind the fact that AGW is The Biggest Fraud In History.
 
Kenya Rejects Obama’s Gay Rights Lecture ~ Well, they did warn him ~

“The fact of the matter is that Kenya, the United States, we share so many values, but there are some things that we must admit we don’t share — our culture, our society don’t accept,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said.
 
“This is why I repeatedly say that for Kenyans today, the issue of gay rights is really a non-issue,” he continued. “We want to focus on other areas that are day-to-day living for our people.” [...]
 
“Of course, the way President Obama talked about gays and what have you, lesbianism or transgender, whatever, according to him, you know, we took him as an American. He was answering like an American,” Nairobi resident Ibrahim Lincoln said. “But according to our African cultures, the Christian beliefs — we say no.”

Amen.

 
Still Blind to the Costs of Illegal Immigration ~ Establishment pols just don’t get it, but the populism of Donald Trump is giving voice to millions of regular legal Americans ~

Trump’s rapid climb to the top of the polls, at least for now, reflects a widespread anger with establishment Republicans who refuse to tell the truth about the costs of illegal immigration. Trump’s fans are sick of their reasonable complaints being dismissed as the bigotry or stupidity of “crazies,” as John McCain called them, or as the bitter tantrums of the narrow-minded fearful of change. They are very much like the New Yorkers of the 70s, who finally had enough of bums, punks, criminals, hookers, welfare freeloaders, and all the other detritus that made New York the dystopia of Taxi Driver and Death Wish.

 
With Apologies to Donald Trump for the Crazy ‘Nativist’ Rant of Cardinal Dolan ~ Fr. Marcel Guarnizo gives the cardinal a brief refresher on Catholic doctrine ~

If Dolan were to say something sensible about politics to Catholics he should perhaps state the obvious: no Catholic in good conscience can vote for the Democratic party, a party that supports funding Planned Parenthood, opposes marriage, and is seen to be devastating the social fabric of this nation while bringing economic ruin to a once prosperous country.

 
If nothing else – especially with Trump in the mix – this presidential campaign season is going to be very entertaining :mrgreen:

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Upside-down priorities & selective outrage

Is it the president’s newly embraced affinity for his home continent? Or the fact that we recently learned the evil lion hunter donated to the Mitt Romney campaign? Who knows? The fact is, the O’Ministration has once again inserted itself into a controversy it has no business being involved with ~ U.S. Government Is Investigating Killing of Cecil the Lion.

 
The USFWS (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) made it official on Thursday ~

“We’re investigating the killing of #CecilTheLion. Will go where facts lead. We ask Dr. Palmer or his rep to contact USFWS (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) immediately,” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tweeted. “We share your concern about the issue surrounding #CeciltheLion and we’re working to gather the facts.”

 
In the meantime…
 
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Network news outlets have dedicated more time to covering Cecil the lion than they have to the videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted baby body parts, according to a report Wednesday from conservative media watchdog group Media Research Center.

 
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Related:
Cecile Versus Cecil: One is the World’s Top Predator, The Other is a Lion ~ from Ryan Bomberger at LifeNews.com ~

Society has a funny way of deciding when to express outrage. Millions of innocent humans (aka pregnancy tissue) are slaughtered and their fully intact body parts are sold. Crickets.
 
A single lion, which most have never heard of, gets hunted for sport. International drama.

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Healing our patriots – in His name

While our federal government has been doing next-to-nothing to assist our military veterans adjust to life after combat, one Christian group has been quietly helping them heal ~

Since 2012, Operation Heal Our Patriots, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, has been providing Bible-based marriage enrichment training in Alaska to military couples dealing with post-9/11 combat injuries. One hundred and sixty couples—10 each week for 16 weeks—are scheduled to travel to our wilderness lodge between May 31 and September 18 this year. By the end of the summer season, the program will have served a total of well more than 500 couples in the past four years.

 
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Here’s just one of the inspiring individual stories ~
 

 
Big government is not only frustratingly impersonal, its attempts at “helping” are typically inefficient and ineffective. Faith-based organizations like Samaritan’s Purse are not only better able to provide for physical needs but, more importantly, they help heal wounded spirits and restore broken relationships; in Jesus’ name.

 
You can support their efforts HERE.
 
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Related:
The Spirit Moves through the Camp ~

Last week was an amazing week in Port Alsworth, Alaska, as eight military couples rededicated their marriages to God and each other, and 16 of the 20 participants were baptized in Lake Clark. Of the 16 baptized, about half were saved earlier in the week and the other half rededicated their lives to Christ.
 
“The Spirit of the Lord moved in hearts this week in a mighty way!” Chaplain Steven Keith said.

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Pursuing justice in the IRS Scandal

As recently as last week, President Obama was brushing off the IRS scandal as something that may not have even occurred 8O — but if it did, it was due to… insufficient funding (Because to progressives of course, more taxpayer money is always the answer to every question.) ~ Obama Lies To Jon Stewart’s Face About The IRS.
 
Jay Sekulow of ACLJ (American Center for Law and Justice) spent today testifying to the truth (something the president clearly avoids as much as possible!) ~

 

Video via ACLJ

 
As Sekulow explains, the reality – Obama’s prevarication notwithstanding – is that the IRS persecuted conservative Americans by deliberately targeting them for audits. It’s demonstrably true that ~

 

• a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed that Americans are still vulnerable to IRS audits based on their political beliefs
 
• the DOJ and FBI colluded with the IRS
 
• The GAO says that IRS procedures and protocol are still susceptible to bias and corruption
 
• Donor lists collected by the IRS were used to target conservatives for audits
 
• the IRS continues to deceive the public about the extent of its misconduct and maintains that deception to this day
 

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Thank-you Jay. I applaud ACLJ, and support them financially when I can. They’re doing yeoman’s work.
But it’s been over four years. And with this corrupt regime in charge, a complicit media, and so few Republicans with the stomach to fight on the side of righteousness, I’m not holding out much hope…

 
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Related:
Obama defends IRS, says tea party targeting didn’t happen
The Obama IRS Scandal ~ Not sure who assembled all this information (Judicial Watch?), but it’s a really helpful compilation of all the evidence
The dog ate Lois Lerner’s emails

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We-the-People vs. the Washington Cartel

Ted Cruz has recently taken to referring to our elite ruling class as the Washington Cartel. How perfectly appropriate.
 
Obviously he’s not the first person to notice that our governing class seems to have evolved into a one-party system, but he’s certainly one of the few with the cojones, within the system, to point out the obvious – the federal government has totally usurped the power that rightly belongs to we-the-people.
 
From a July 26th statement ~

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“Senate leadership consists of the McConnell-Reid leadership team. They operate as a team. They support the same priorities. If you look at what has occurred in the United States Senate since the Republicans took a majority, we immediately returned after winning a historic majority to pass a trillion dollar ‘cromnibus’ bill filled with corporate welfare and pork. Then, the so-called Republican majority voted to fund Obamacare. Then, the so-called Republican majority voted to fund President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty. Then, the so-called Republican majority voted to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general. Then, just moments ago, the so-called Republican majority voted to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, an egregious example of cronyism and corporate welfare.
 
“Every one of those is the priority of the Democratic leader Harry Reid. Every one of those is the priority of the Republican leader, Mitch McConnell. They operate as a team, expanding Washington and undermining the liberty of the people.”

 

Many in the RINO chattering class are accusing Cruz of grandstanding for campaign purposes. They’re obviously part of the problem, invested in the status quo.
 
Senator Cruz just happens to be one of the very few in D.C. unafraid to speak the truth. And he’s far from the “radical” that the leftist media paints him as. Here he was last Sunday, calmly explaining just how devious the Senate establishment is ~
 

 

On the House side, we heard today from another courageous voice speaking out against the congressional corruptacracy. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) filed a motion aimed at dumping John Boehner immediately as Speaker of the House ~ It’s On: Rep. Mark Meadows Makes Move To Unseat John Boehner As Speaker Immediately ~

“Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) has filed a motion to try to force Speaker John Boehner from his leadership post,” Politico wrote in a breaking news alert. “The move, called a motion to vacate the chair, represents a new level of opposition to GOP leadership from the conservative wing of the House Republican Conference. The motion can be postponed for several days before consideration.”

 
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Meadows spoke with Mark Levin earlier tonight (You can listen to their conversation HERE). While he’s clearly aware of the risk he’s taking this action, Rep. Meadows feels he has no choice, that his constituents elected him to stand up to this arrogant oligarchy.
 
Exactly. That’s how our representative government, out Constitutional Republic, is supposed to work!

 

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Both Meadows and Cruz deserve our gratitude and support for taking on the Washington Cartel. Let’s let them know, via calls, emails, etc., as well as telling our individual representatives to stand with them. Let’s take back the government the founders bequeathed to us!
 

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founders-quote-JAdams“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.”
 
~ John Adams

 
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Related:

“The governed” no longer consent; the oligarchy couldn’t care less
~ Funding Obama’s executive amnesty

It’s official: the GOP is really just a bunch of shameless self-serving poltroons

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Lying is simply intrinsic to Progressivism

It’s just painfully obvious by now; lying is simply the ONLY way the progressive left can advance its nefarious agenda. Truth be damned. Ruined lives and lost reputations are just necessary casualties in the war on the right.
 
Bill Whittle explains further ~

 

Video via Truth Revolt

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Tish B’Av (the 9th of AV)

Tish B’Av (or the 9th of the Hebrew month “AV”) is a hugely fateful day in Jewish history. This year it falls on July 25th to July 26th; from sundown to sundown.
 
TishBav2According to My Jewish Learning website, Tish B’Av is commemorated by mourning and fasting ~

… according Jewish tradition, because it is the day the both the first and second Temples were destroyed. Observant Jews around the world will gather to read the Book of Lamentations The Book of Eicha (Lamentations) is Jeremiah’s poetic lament over the destruction of Jerusalem and the First Temple, is read both at night and during the day.

 
“AV,” the 5th month on the Jewish calendar, occurs in July/August of our Gregorian calendar. I have no clue how it all works; the 9th of Av corresponds to a different day every year. But over the millennia the date has come to be associated with one tragedy after another for the Jewish people.
 
The following chronology of events is from Olive Tree Ministries via the Jewish Report ~

Tish B’Av is an amazing day. Here is one timeline of events that happened on the 9th of AV. The Hebrew year is listed first and the common year in parentheses:

2448 (1312BCE) Spies return from 40 days in Israel with evil reports of the Land of Israel. Jewish people cry in despair, give up hope of entering the Land of Israel.
 
3340 (421BCE) Destruction of First Temple by the Babylonians, under Nebuchadnezar. About 100,000 Jews killed during invasion. Exile of remaining tribes in southern kingdom to Babylon and Persia.

 
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3830 (70) Destruction of Second Temple by Romans, under Titus. Over 2,500,000 Jews die as a result of war, famine and disease. Over 1,000,000 Jews exiled to all parts of the Roman Empire. Over 100,000 Jews sold as slaves by Romans. Jews killed and tortured in gladiatorial “games” and pagan celebrations.
 
3892 (132) Bar Kochba revolt crushed. Betar destroyed – over 100,00 killed.
 
3893 (133) Turnus Rufus ploughs site of Temple. Romans build pagan city of Aelia Capitolina on site of Jerusalem.
 
4855 (1095) First Crusade declared by Pope Urban II. 10,000 Jews killed in first month of Crusade. Crusades bring death and destruction to thousands of Jews, totally obliterate many communities in Rhineland and France.
 
5050 (1290) Expulsion of Jews from England, accompanied by pogroms and confiscation of books and property.
 
5252 (1492) Inquisition in Spain and Portugal culminates in the expulsion of the Jews from the Iberian Peninsula. Families separated, many die by drowning, massive loss of property.
 
5674 (1914) Britain and Russia declare war on Germany. First World War begins. First World War issues unresolved, ultimately causing Second World War and Holocaust. 75% of all Jews in war zones. Jews in armies of all sides – 120,000 Jewish casualties in armies. Over 400 pogroms immediately following war in Hungary, Ukraine, Poland and Russia.
 
5702 (1942) Deportations from Warsaw Ghetto to the Treblinka concentration camp begin.
 
5749 (1989) Iraq walks out of talks with Kuwait.
 
5754 (1994) The deadly bombing the building of the AMIA (the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina) which killed 86 people and wounded some 300 others.

 
Many other calamities through the years are also associated with Tisha B’Av ~

Indeed, the rabbis of the Talmudic age made the claim that God ordained this day as a day of disaster as punishment for the lack of faith evidenced by the Israelites during their desert wanderings after the exodus from Egypt.
 
During the course of the centuries, a number of tragedies have clustered around this day, from the expulsions of the Jews from England and Spain to more localized disasters. Tisha B’Av is therefore observed as a day of communal mourning, which is expressed through fasting and the abstention from pleasurable activities and extraneous diversions.

Source: MyJewishLearning.com

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Considering the way events are spinning out of control across the globe these days, particularly the absurd nuclear negotiations with Iran – a country sworn to the destruction of Israel(!) – let’s hope and pray that yet another tragedy doesn’t befall the Jewish people this year.
 
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Related:
Tish Ba’Av; Israel’s day of sorrows
Obama’s Legacy and Tisha B’Av
Heaven’s Timing and the Nuclear Deal with Iran
Tisha B’Av poll: Israelis believe Iran biggest threat to security of State of Israel

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Saturday Shorts – 7-25-15

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Random links of interest, concern or curiosity from the past week or so, that deserve at least a SHORT mention:

 
Europe Is Partying Like It’s 1939 ~ Interesting observations from Kurt Schlichter at the Federalist. Vast majority of Europeans seem oblivious to the gathering storm (but then again – so do most Americans); eat, drink and be merry…
 
A Tearful Sabbath as Jews Contemplate Iran Deal ~ Orthodox Jews understandably view the nuclear agreement with Tehran as a disaster – and a betrayal.

 
Iran’s Prison Archipelago ~ This is the 14th century barbarian regime that our government is happy to “negotiate” with ~

The regime runs such a vast network of prisons and detention centers, many of them still secret, that it has taken on the dimension of a state within a state. This “Prison Archipelago,” similar in relative size and brutality as the network once run by the Soviet KGB, is the primary instrument of terror that keeps the Iranian ruling class in power [...]
 
Tehran’s abysmal record on human rights should reveal to the world what to expect by way of compliance on any nuclear deal.

 
Seriously, what alternative universe do POTUS & Co. inhabit? ~ Ali Khamenei Just Tweeted A Picture Of President Obama Committing Suicide

 
Planned Parenthood Makes as Much as $23 Million Annually From Selling Aborted Baby Body Parts ~ This story just gets more horrific by the day ~

… for Planned Parenthood selling the aborted babies for parts (even if it doesn’t seem like it’s a lot of money) “can make it even better to their bottom line.”
 
In other words, instead of having to pay very expensive fees to dispose of these murdered babies’ bodies, Planned Parenthood can get paid for the babies’ body parts.

 
Medical monsters vs. life-saving angels ~ Michelle Malkin contrasts the little Menegles at Planned Parenthood with neonatal miracle workers.

 
U.S. Murder Rate Plunges as Guns in Public Proliferate ~ A new report from the Crime Prevention Research Center that the leftie gun grabbers will conveniently ignore ~

According to the study, the number of concealed handgun permits skyrocketed from about 4.5 million in 2007 to almost 13 million in 2014 — and that does not include millions of people carrying concealed firearms in the growing number of states where no permit is required. During that same time period, U.S. murder rates plunged some 25 percent, from 5.6 killings per 100,000 to a mere 4.2, even further below the global average of about 7 (and America has far more guns in private hands than any other nation). Overall violent crime also plunged by about 25 percent during the period.

 
Liberal Study Unintentionally Reveals Nationwide Illegal Alien Crime Spree ~ More inconvenient facts. The report estimates that…

… there are 820,000 illegal aliens in the United States with criminal convictions, including 690,000 illegal aliens currently residing on U.S. soil who have been convicted of a felony or “serious” misdemeanor.

 
Left Confuses Left: (Glasgow) Drag Queens Banned From Pride Event Because They May Offend Trans People ~ Ha! Seems the “tolerant” are growing awfully “judgemental.”

 
We’ve fallen down the rabbit hole…
Five Consequences of America’s Moral Collapse ~ Look around. Ultimately, the reason the civil society is rapidly disintegrating is…

Americans have become so “non-judgmental” that many people can no longer tell the difference between good and evil.

 
“I am a parish priest in Aleppo, a place where God never ceases to amaze us” ~ Father Ibrahim Alsabagh’s faith enables him to provide hope and encouragement in the midst of war-torn Syria ~

Are you afraid now?

“Every day. But my fears are overcome by the grace of the Lord, who acts and so often leads us to do things we never imagined we could do. Even now I am here, I feel like a father, a gentleness inside and I say to myself: “I am not usually this kind, this loving! I don’t have the strength to love this much!”

Please remember Fr. Ibrahim and the rest of the persecuted Christians in the Middle East in your prayers.

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While Trump rants – Cruz ACTS

donald-trumpIn the past few weeks Donald Trump has been winning enthusiastic supporters with his populist rhetoric and his ability to stand up to the establishment media (even though his comb-over can’t stand up to the wind :D ).
 
But in the crowded field of GOP candidates, it’s Ted Cruz who’s really been doing the heavy lifting lately.
 
Not nearly as flashy as the Donald, the senator from Texas been consistently and resolutely standing up for all the right issues. Here’s a brief re-cap:
 
• Defending the First Amendment and sponsoring a Rally for Religious Liberty on Friday, August 21st, in Des Moines, Iowa
 
• Demanding the truth on criminal illegals ~ (7-21-15) Relentlessly pressed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director Sarah Saldana for the real numbers on the convicted criminal illegal aliens released by the feds
 
• Strongly opposed re-establishing diplomatic relations with communist Cuba
 
Spoke Wednesday at the Times Square rally against the egregious treaty with the tyrannical government of Iran
 
Called out the judicial activism of the Supreme Court ~

“The Court today is not a body of jurists. It is not a body of judges following the law, but rather it has declared itself, in effect, a super-legislature,” Sen. Cruz said […]
 
“Justice Kennedy’s pop psychology has no basis in the text or history of the Constitution, and yet sadly, it has become the foundation for far too many of the Court’s opinions. And I should note, we are now witnessing the shameful results of the Court forcing its own unlimited right of abortion on to the Constitution.

 
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Capping off an excellent week, today Cruz stood up to the RINO coalition in the Senate and asserted that we have a government of, by, and for the lobbyists. Even better – Cruz calls McConnell a liar on Senate floor!
 
Here’s he is discussing the smack-down with Mark Levin tonight ~

Awesome!

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Donald Trump’s followers may love his brash, unapologetic style. His outspoken opposition to illegal immigration is refreshing and he’s unafraid to tell talking heads like Anderson Cooper that no one trusts the mainstream media. He’s audacious, his boldness is contagious.
 
But Ted Cruz is the real deal. He’s a solid conservative; a true leader. And his fearless actions speak much louder than Trump’s words.

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10,000 voices of sanity in the Big Apple

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New Yorkers may have elected a nutjob for a mayor but several thousand of them at least are astute enough to know that the pending nuclear deal with Iran is insanity. Yesterday there was a rally in Times Square that the mainstream media -aka- the propaganda arm of the Obama administration – didn’t cover. So if you aren’t tuned in to talk radio, and don’t get most of your news from the internet -you probably didn’t even know about it. But there they were: Thousands protest against Iran nuclear agreement in Times Square rally ~

 

Video via UK Telegraph

 

There is significant bi-partisan opposition to this nightmare treaty. (Yes, there really are some sane Dems! Notably, Alan Dershowitz.) Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran (CNFI) – all Democrats from what I can tell – are sponsoring an online pledge: Tell Congress to vote to reject a bad Iran nuclear deal.
 
CUFI (Christians United For Israel) has a petition HERE.
 

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You really have to be living in an alternative reality to believe we should go forward with this deal. Joel B. Pollak at Breitbart summarized today’s Senate hearings and the described the most outrageous features of the agreement ~
 

Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew are making the rounds on Capitol Hill in an effort to sell the Iran deal. Their appearance at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday did not go well, as the three men struggled to answer basic questions and objections to the substance of the deal, as well as the process through which it had been rushed to the UN Security Council before coming to Congress. There were several new revelations at the hearing. Here are the 5 most important:

 

1. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will likely rely on Iran to test its own military sites. According to one of the two secret “side deals” between Iran and the IAEA, tests at military sites will be conducted by Iran itself. Kerry said that he could not confirm that, as it was classified, but he said that the IAEA was satisfied that it could obtain the information it needed. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) suggested that was like setting a fox to guard the henhouse. A better analogy might be: it is like asking O.J. Simpson to find the killer.
 
2. The Iran deal does not retain ballistic missile sanctions for eight years–it relieves them immediately. Menendez pointed out to Kerry that this week’s UN Security Council Resolution 2231 merely provides that Iran is “called upon” to refrain from “any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons” for eight years, while Resolution 1929, which it replaced, said that Iran “shall not” do such activity. Kerry had no answer, but claimed the U.S. fought hard for the (meaningless) eight-year extension.
 
3. The Obama administration contrived the deal’s 90-day delay as a propaganda trick. Kerry claimed that the Iran deal, as codified by the UN Security Council, would only be implemented after a 90-day delay so that Congress would be able to complete its 60-day review under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (the “Corker bill”). However, Resolution 2231 is not contingent on Congress’s approval and the administration will not ask for a Security Council re-vote if Congress rejects the deal–nor could it, because others wield a veto.
 
4. The administration does not plan to re-authorize existing U.S. sanctions on Iran when they expire in 2016. This was a sticking point for Menendez, who noted that the Iran deal prevents the U.S. from re-applying existing nuclear sanctions once Iran complied with the deal. Surely, then, we would want to extend the existing sanctions until Iran complied? If the snap-back provisions of the Iran deal are to be effective, surely they must snap back to…something? The administration is evidently prepared to concede yet more ground to Iran.
 
5. John Kerry does not think Israel’s government (or opposition) knows what it is talking about. Kerry cited–and the State Department’s Marie Harf tweeted–a blog post about a former Israeli intelligence official who likes the Iran deal, adding that Israelis “who know what they are talking about” support it. Kerry was questioned about his source, as well as the claim itself. Did he not think Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu knows what he is talking about? Kerry deflected, saying only that Netanyahu knows his own fears.

 

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Yesterday’s rally in NYC was just thousands of Americans, peacefully assembling, calling on their elected leaders to reject this foolhardy nuclear deal with Iran. It wasn’t Baltimore, it wasn’t Ferguson, and it didn’t fit the Leftist agenda, so the msm ignored it.

If this treaty with tyrants is approved by Congress, one day in the near future Iran will be launching its first nuclear missile. I daresay that’s a story that will be impossible for them to ignore.

 
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Related:
Breitbart live-blogged the event and has videos posted of speeches by Allen West, Caroline Glick (Jerusalem Post editor) and Ted Cruz.
 
Cotton: Kerry ‘Acted Like Pontius Pilate,’ Washed His Hands on Iran ‘Secret’ Side Deals ~ Congress is supposed to agree to this disaster of a treaty without even knowing all the details. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) alleges that Kerry ok’d the agreemeent while ignoring side deals between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency regarding Iran’s testing of detonators and their nuclear program’s past military work.
 
Iran deal a catastrophe of historic proportions ~ and, as Thomas Sowell laments, “we are too preoccupied with our electronic devices, the antics of celebrities and politics as usual.”
 
He points out as well that it’s the irresponsible media who share a good portion of the blame for this looming crisis ~

The Obama administration’s leaking of Israel’s secret agreement with Azerbaijan to allow Israeli warplanes to refuel there, during attacks on Iran’s nuclear facilities, was a painfully clear sabotage of any Israeli attempt to destroy those Iranian facilities.
 
But the media’s usual practice to hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil in the Obama administration buried this news, and allowed Obama to continue to pose as Israel’s friend, just as he continued to assure Americans that, if they liked their doctor they could keep their doctor.

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