NYC welcomes the anti-God god “Baal” to Times Square

So last week the Big Apple quietly unveiled a replica of the gateway arch leading to the Temple of Baal ~

Under the auspices of the UAE and in collaboration with UNESCO, the University of Oxford and Harvard University, a restored, three-dimensional version of Palmyra’s monumental Arch of Triumph – destroyed at the hands of the terrorist organisation, Daesh, was revealed on Tuesday (Sept. 20th).
 
In the presence of Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Managing Director of Dubai Future Foundation, as well as a number of specialists and subject-matter experts, interested parties and tourists, the historic arch gate of Palmyra’s Temple of Baal was reconstructed in New York City’s Times Square, facing the municipal building.

Source: Emirates 24/7 News

 
Weird that it didn’t get much coverage in the mainstream media isn’t it? When this project was initially announced earlier this year there was a lot of blow-back – mostly from those intolerant Christians I presume – and it was reported that the plans were subsequently cancelled. Perhaps that was just a ruse, because the temple gate is definitely up now.
 
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Jonathan Cahn, author of the bestselling book “The Harbinger,” was among the sparse crowd at the unveiling. Note any parallels between the Old Testament story of Baal and present-day America? ~

 

 

But no worries eh? After all, peace and harmony are breaking out all around the country lately. Every day it’s seems there’s another “lone wolf” terrorist attack, another mall shooting or stabbing, another trumped-up race riot breaking out. In fact, Michael Snyder, writing at Charisma News, has noticed a marked increase in evil ~ A Spirit of Violence Rises in America Following the Unveiling of the ‘Harbinger of Baal’ in New York ~

Perhaps it is just a coincidence, but I find it very, very strange that there has been a dramatic outbreak of violence in this country in the week since this arch was put up.
 
The most recent incident happened over the weekend. A 20-year-old Turkish immigrant named Arcan Cetin walked into a Macy’s department store in the Seattle area and started firing. Five innocent people were killed, and this incident immediately made headlines all over America […]
 
Police say that Cetin was in a “zombie-like state” when he was later caught and arrested, and authorities say that his motivation for the attack is “unclear” at this moment. […]
 
what should be exceedingly clear to all of us is that a spirit of violence is rising in America. The tensions that are causing riots like we just witnessed in Charlotte continue to intensify, and the growth of radical Islam around the world will continue to motivate jihadists in this country and elsewhere to conduct more terror attacks.

 

This isn’t going to help ➡ Satanic Temple brings ‘Satan Club’ to elementary school.

 
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Eenie, meenie…

trumphillary-smlrIn the wake of last evening’s debate/clown show, aren’t many of us wondering whatever happened to presidential candidates who at least pretended to a shred of class, decency and integrity? David Harsanyi, writing at The Federalist described the sorry spectacle quite well ~

On Monday night, America witnessed one of the most worthless, and certainly one of the most infantile, presidential debates in its history.
After listening to Donald Trump’s meta-fictions and Hillary Clinton’s manicured obfuscations, the voter is left with one question: do you prefer an idiocracy or a kleptocracy?

 

If you’re a Christian too, and were were as discouraged by the circus as I was, here’s another great question: “What would the Apostle Paul say about the 2016 election?” Steve Deace has some instructive thoughts on the matter, here are some excerpts ~

Paul was the most prolific and authoritative writer in the New Testament. Many of his teachings are still the basic framework for how much of the church is structured and behaves to this day. As a Roman citizen in a quasi-republic, he probably comes the closest to having to navigate the cultural waters we’re in today. Hence, he wrote these words: “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh (to sin), but to serve one another.” […]
 
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… Paul — like most of the New Testament writers — was Jewish. But unlike his fellow Jewish New Testament authors such as Peter, Paul was highly educated as the protégé of a legendary rabbi at the time. Therefore, Paul would be well-acquainted with the words of Exodus 18:21, when Moses becomes the first person in the Scriptures granted the authority to select representatives to govern on his behalf:
 

“Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.”

 
I believe Paul would ask any believer compel a candidate to meet this minimum threshold before voting for him. To fear God means to understand who one is ultimately accountable for his decisions once elected, which is why we require an oath, “So help me God” before assuming office. Candidates must also be persons of integrity in both their personal and private lives, as well as able to avoid the temptation to use their authority to promote their self-interest above the public interest […]
 

Given the fact both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fail to meet the minimum biblical requirements for public office, I don’t think there’s any biblical argument Paul would spend an iota of time on lobbying or shaming Christians into voting for either one. Instead, I believe he would use the platform of this election to bring focus and attention upon the gospel.
 
That the reason we’re facing such a Kobayashi Maru (Star Trek reference) scenario as a culture is because we’ve turned away from our first love and turned our backs on God — the source of our rights. I think Paul’s primary concern with both Trump and Clinton would be the condition of their souls, more so than the merits of their platforms.

 

Read the whole piece HERE; comforting words, and a big helping of food-for-thought about the upcoming election.
 
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Wake Up Church: Disappointing Debate Demands the Response of Christians

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It’s not a good time to be born in Venezuela

maylaniA close family member recently gave birth a month prematurely. After a couple days of struggling with breathing issues the baby was airlifted to a nearby critical-care neo-natal unit where her condition almost immediately began to improve. Thankfully, she was home a week later and is doing well :)
 
We’re all the more grateful that she was born in the country that still (despite the damage done by Obamacare) provides the best medical care in the world. Tragically, babies in the socialist paradise of Venezuela aren’t so fortunate ~ Images of newborn babies in cardboard boxes in Venezuela hospital shock the world ~

The photos were taken at the Domingo Guzman Lander hospital in Barcelona, in the northeastern state of Anzoategui, and leaked by a doctor who asked to remained anonymous to avoid possible retributions. The doctor reached out to an opposition lawmaker, Manuel Ferreira, who posted them on his Twitter account for the world to see.
 
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“The babies spent all night in the cardboard boxes until the pictures were made public,” Congressman Manuel Ferreira told Fox News Latino on Thursday morning. “After that they discharged the babies to avoid further exposure.”
 
Ferreira added that the babies sleeping in cardboard boxes is just one instance of the demise of health care within Venezuela’s hospitals.
 
“This week we had 15 cases of newborn deaths here in Anzoategui’s Razetti hospital,” he told FNL. “Mothers are not fed properly and babies are born really weak. On top of that, the shortage of medicines and vaccines creates a mortal situation that is like a death cocktail.”
 
Everything from common painkillers to cancer and HIV drugs have become almost impossible to find across the country and some doctors have resorted to using veterinary medications in lieu of human ones — according to the Pharmaceutical Federation, the shortage of medicines is more than 80 percent.

 
The article goes on to incorrectly attribute Venezuela’s desperate situation to the drop in oil prices over the last few years. I’ve blogged about the beleaguered country several times; it’s not the oil – it’s the socialism ~

Before Chavez, Venezuela was a successful petro-state with a significant middle class and stable economics. Then Chavez created a command economy, expropriated private property, and ruled by whim for most of his term as president/dictator. He managed that through brute force and a cult of personality, but his successor (Nicolas Maduro) only has brute force to use.

Source: Hot Air

 

When even an average U.S. hospital isn’t able to provide the specialized care that preemies require, the precious little things don’t stand a chance in Venezuela. Socialism kills.
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No drugs? We’ll try BLACK MAGIC: Desperate Venezuelans turn to ritual slaughter to save sick relatives as failing economy leaves hospitals with empty shelves and no medicine ~ Story from the UK Daily Mail two weeks ago ~

• Venezuelans are turning to black magic in an attempt to treat sick relatives
• Comes as growing shortages intensify in the failing Left-wing country
• Hospitals have run out of drugs to treat patients as well as other supplies
• Rituals include sacrificing birds and making desperate offerings to Gods
• Shamans, herbalist, witches and priests cash in on people’s fears

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It’s gonna be OKAY

Smile! It’s Sunday, and “This Is Exactly What You Need to Hear Today!”
The latest from The Piano Guys ~
 

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Saturday Shorts – 9-24-16

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

 
The Justice Department’s Hillary Investigation Reeks Of Corruption ~ The sad truth: Clinton and her cohorts are above the law ~

She was never going to be indicted. And now we know none of her friends had to worry, either.

Laws are for we-the-peasants.
 
Universities offer segregated back-to-school events ~ Go figure. Fifty years ago they were rioting against this sort of thing. Why do leftists want to separate us based on skin color again?!

 
Religion Boosts US Economy More Than Apple, Amazon, and Google Combined ~ Might be worth reconsidering before we push God out the public sphere altogether.
 
#BlackLivesMatter seems more bent on destroying the economy – and the country ~ Violence on Charlotte’s Streets Began with Chaos in Hearts, Homes — and, Yes, Bathrooms ~ John Zmirak at The Stream with a thoughtful reflection on the meltdown in North Carolina ~

In his classic “The Roots of American Order,” Russell Kirk observes that harmony, order and freedom in society are not something imposed from outside by police or the national guard. Armed guards are the backstops, the last resort, which we call in for emergencies, when chaos is breaking out.
 
Those great good things make up the social peace that St. Paul, and all Christians since him, have prayed for in their time. They emerge from a much more intimate source than government agents with guns. They flow from the human heart and well-ordered minds, then play out in everyday life, especially in the home. That same order radiates organically through society, as honest people interact with each other, compete fairly, cooperate for mutual benefit, and when need be sacrifice their personal interests for the sake of the greater good.

 
You Can Be Jason Falconer ~ … by developing the mindset of a sheepdog.
Falconer was a guy you probably didn’t hear about because he disrupted the anti-gun crowd’s narrative; he was the one who took down the knife-wielding terrorist in the St. Cloud, Minn mall last weekend. But it sure was a good thing for shoppers in that gun-free zone that the part-time, off-duty police officer (former police chief), happened to be there with his weapon on Saturday.

 
Fake News Site National Report Admits to Setting Traps to Damage Conservatives ~ I’ve posted about this before, but conservative Christians really need to be careful of these phony sites if they want to maintain their credibility on social media and elsewhere ~

Sites like National Report and Christwire are successfully fooling conservatives into spreading their articles […]
 
This is becoming a serious problem as these sites multiply, and 30 percent of adults now get news from Facebook. While Snopes is the best known myth-debunking site on the internet, it leans to the left. Fortunately, Fake News Watch has compiled a list of fake news sites.

 
Global Cigarette Smuggling Is So Profitable – The UN Is Getting In On It ~ It’s a vicious cycle; the more government tries to control us the more corrupt they get ~

So after decades of the War on Tobacco, we’ve arrived at some really high tax rates – and some really restrictive, ridiculous regulations. And the results – the unintended consequences – are pretty predictable.
 
Born is a global cigarette black market. An international underground used to not only duck the governments regs and taxes – but to profit from them. And it ain’t…the best people on the planet running and using it.

 
Funny what happens when the free market is left alone ~ UK government cuts electric car subsidies by half, sales mysteriously fall 75% ~
 
The Garbage Philosophy Behind The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Myth ~ The entire global warming scare is essentially built on a bunch of B.S. ~

(I)t’s okay to lie and exaggerate about the garbage patch, and it’s okay to oversimplify and exaggerate about the ozone hole. Because, hey, people are stupid and you have to come up with an image that will play on their imagination in the press. Naturally, it follows that we need to come up with a similar way to lie and exaggerate about global warming: “it could only help to have a better metaphor for climate change—something more evocative than the threat of shrinking ice caps, and longer-lasting than a violent storm.”

 
Dems hijack IRS hearing to ask about Trump’s taxes ~ Why should we be surprised though? This whole sorry episode is a travesty. Justice will never be done.

 
What this 89-year-old Chicago popsicle vendor can teach us about American values ~ Inspiring, on several levels :) ~

Woven into Fidencio Sanchez’s story are two key lessons from which every American could benefit. The first is that communities are invaluable in caring for the general wellbeing of their residents, and that flourishing begins on the ground level. Who understands the poor paleta vendor’s story better: Mr. Macias driving by on the street, or Washington policymakers attempting to draft comprehensive aid packages to cover poor communities?
 
This story is also a testament to the incredible power of a strong work ethic. Sanchez was going to provide for his family, regardless of any support he received, because, like he said, “We have to pay the bills.”

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We might want to rethink going God-less

For the skeptics among us, I believe that a particularly effective method for confirming God’s existence is to try and imagine a world without Him (- leaving out for the sake of argument the very existence of creation itself). In other words, how healthy would any society be without a majority of people at least attempting to live by a moral code – at the very least the “Golden Rule?” ~
 

“In everything, then, do to others as you would have them do to you.
For this is the essence of the Law and the prophets.”

~ Matt. 7:12

 
As morality crumbles around us it’s becoming easier every day to envision a world without Him – and it’s not a pretty place. In a recent article at The Stream Denis Prager takes at look at how things are working out in the “Godless West”. He begins by listing some recent disturbing trends in social mores ~

 
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These are all inevitable consequences of the death of belief in God and Judeo-Christian values, and of the Bible as society’s primary moral reference work.

 
The West has been in moral decline since World War I, the calamity that led to World War II and the death of national identity and Christianity in most of Europe. There has always been one exception: the United States. But now that is ending. The seeds of America’s decline have been sown since the beginning of the 20th century, and they came to fruition with the post-World War II generation, the baby boomers […]
 
We have gone from President Abraham Lincoln reading the Bible every day to Alaska Airlines feeling forced to stop passing out prayer cards with meals. In a hundred years, we’ve gone from near-total biblical literacy to near-total biblical illiteracy. One wonders whether half of America’s college seniors could correctly identify Cain and Abel, or whether more than 1 in 10 Americans could cite the Ten Commandments.

 
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Contrary to what many may believe, God’s rules for his creation aren’t meant to be punitive. Think of them as guardrails on a mountain switchback. Without them we’ll eventually slip, and tumble into the abyss.

The prices that we Americans and Europeans are paying for creating the first godless societies in recorded history amount to civilizational suicide. Boys and girls are not to be referred to as boys and girls; Western elites dismiss national identity as protofascism; the belief that moral truth exists has been destroyed and replaced by feelings and opinions; fewer people are marrying; and more people live alone than at any time in American history.

 

Prager ends with this ~

There is no way to prove that God exists. But what is provable is what happens when societies stop believing in God: They commit suicide.

 
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How Dutch legalizing of prostitution, drugs, & euthanasia is working out ~

The Netherlands, that once-Calvinist land, has gone farther than just about any other country in legalizing “victimless crimes,” such as prostitution, drug use, and euthanasia. Now that country is facing the unintended consequences, including an upsurge in organized crime, social squalor, and a deluge of sex tourists, drug tourists, and death tourists (who only buy a one-way ticket).

 
Religion Boosts US Economy More Than Apple, Amazon, and Google Combined ~ The value of faith. Not just good for us – God is good for the economy as well.

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A Tale of Two Protests

Can somebody please explain to me why THIS –

 

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is legitimized by progressives?

 
 

And THIS –

 

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was demonized?

 
Who ya gonna believe, President Obama and the mainstream media?
Or your own lyin eyes?

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Nothing changes – Feds have been willfully blind to Islamic terrorism since Oklahoma City

In what’s still referred to as the largest act of homegrown domestic terrorism in U.S. history, the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was blown up April 19, 1995, killing 168 Americans and wounding 680 others. But the “homegrown” and “domestic” labels are intentionally misleading. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were the fall guys for the horrific crime, but their collaborators got off scot-free.
 
Jayna Davis, a journalist who was working at KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City at the time of the attack, carefully covered the story from day one. She documented her findings in “The Third Terrorist,” published in 2004.
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During the course of her extensive investigation, Davis discovered that a larger, more sinister story than the bombing itself was developing; strangely enough, the federal government seemed to have very little interest in learning who was actually behind it.
 
She found that no one in DOJ and other federal investigative agencies wanted to hear anything about suspicious Middle Eastern men who were spotted with McVeigh several times in the days leading up to the bombing. No one wanted to investigate numerous leads that clearly pointed to a much larger terrorist organization – with resources that neither of the two men convicted of the bombing would have had access to on their own. No one wanted to know about a strategy that Islamists sometimes employed to recruit “Lily Whites” for the cause. (The term refers to operatives with no criminal record and no known ties to Middle East terror networks. It just so happened that McVeigh and Nichols were perfect “Lily Whites.”)
 
This isn’t just another far-fetched conspiracy theory. According to an article in World Net Daily (Dec. 2015) by Leo Hohmann ~

In 2005 Nichols admitted in a jailhouse interview with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., that the theory put forth by Davis in her book, “The Third Terrorist: The Middle Eastern Connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing,” was accurate and that other people were involved in the attack. But Nichols refused to provide names, citing fears that it could endanger his family.

 
But the truth was apparently not a priority. The feds had their “homegrown domestic” terrorism story and they were sticking to it. Anyone who tried to suggest otherwise was ignored or marginalized. Never mind how many American lives might have been saved in the next 20 years or so…

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Oklahoma City – as well as the first World Trade Center bombing – happened on Bill Clinton’s watch. But in defense of Slick Willy, the feds’ concerted efforts to ignore signs of Islamic involvement have been pretty much apolitical. For example, the Ft. Hood shooting occurred during Barack Obama’s first year in office (11-5-09), but was clearly a consequence of years of lax, politically-correct policies regarding Muslim service personnel ~

“The FBI was too concerned about political correctness and did not launch an investigation into a man who was later charged with killing 13 people in the 2009 attack in Fort Hood, Texas, despite significant warning signs that he was an Islamic extremist bent on killing civilians,” the Associated Press reported in 2012.

Source: The Federalist

 

Obama has taken this deliberate intelligence obfuscation to a whole new level of course, admonishing Americans not to get all islamaphobic every time more of us are murdered by another Muslim terrorist. And, as we’ve recently learned when it comes to the jihadist threat in the Middle East ➡ Scrubbing of ISIS Intelligence Reports For Political Reasons Done at Senior Levels ~

“After months of investigation, this much is very clear: from the middle of 2014 to the middle of 2015, U.S. Central Command’s most senior intelligence leaders manipulated the command’s intelligence products to downplay the threat from ISIS in Iraq. The result: consumers of those intelligence products were provided a consistently ‘rosy’ view of U.S. operational success against ISIS. That may well have resulted in putting American troops at risk as policymakers relied on this intelligence when formulating policy and allocating resources for the fight.” ~

Congressman Mike Pompeo (joint congressional task force)

 
Their aversion to the truth about this threat has gotten so extreme that the FBI is now blatantly censoring facts. Shortly after the Orlando nightclub shooting…

… the FBI released a heavily redacted transcript of Mateen’s 911 call, in which he pledged his allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The FBI had scrubbed references to ISIS and changed his use of “Allah” to “God,” as though it were a translation rather than a transcript. Most damning of all, however, was the revelation that the FBI was aware of Mateen’s presence, had interviewed him three times in the past few years, and knew he belonged to the same mosque as Moner Mohammad Abusalha, the first American suicide bomber in Syria.

 

evil-seeno-hearno-speakno_sOf course the media is complicit in the disinformation effort as well. Three months ago M.G. Oprea at the Federalist reported on a senate investigative hearing led by Ted Cruz, details of which received very little attention in the mainstream media. They don’t want the sheeple to find out ~

… how the federal government has not only refused to appropriately identify the specific threat of radical Islam, but has sought to undermine the people and information who have sought to highlight the threat.

 
Last month Secretary of State Kerry was unabashedly honest about the administration’s intentions to deceive the public ~

Kerry to Media: Ignore Terrorism ~
“Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much. People wouldn’t know what’s going on.”

😯 Words fail.

 

It’s gotten so absurd that even the bad guys are frustrated by the sham! ~

During the Senate hearing, Turkey’s Ataturk airport was attacked by suicide bombers, killing dozens, and al-Qaeda released a special edition of their English-language publication Inspire Guide urging lone-wolf attackers to target the “Anglo-Saxon community” so their acts won’t be misinterpreted as “hate crimes” but rather what they really are: religiously motivated terrorist attacks. How painfully ironic that Islamist terrorists are so flummoxed by the liberal West’s insistence on ignoring their motivations that they had to make an official statement to clarify things.

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Last weekend the rotten fruits of the federal government’s negligence were once again evident. (Bombs in NYC, Seaside Park and Elizabeth, NJ and stabbings in St. Cloud, MN) According to the Heritage Foundation ~

Not including these recent events, the U.S. homeland has faced 89 Islamist terror plots and attacks since 9/11 and 25 since the start of 2015.

 
You sure wouldn’t know the numbers were that high if you only got your news from the mainstream media would you? But let’s not go getting all islamaphobic.
 
Nothing’s changed with these latest incidents either; yet another known-wolf. Rahami’s father tried to warn authorities that his son was a terrorist two years ago ~

Two years before the bombings that Ahmad Khan Rahami is suspected of carrying out in New York and New Jersey, his father told the police that his son was a terrorist, prompting a review by federal agents, according to two law enforcement officials.
 
The father, Mohammad Rahami, in a brief interview on Tuesday, said that at the time he told agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his concern, his son had just had a fight with another of his sons and stabbed the man, leading to a criminal investigation.
 
“Two years ago I go to the F.B.I. because my son was doing really bad, O.K.?” he said. “But they check almost two months, they say, ‘He’s O.K., he’s clean, he’s not a terrorist.’ I say O.K.”
 
He added: “Now they say he is a terrorist. I say O.K.”

[Sounds like an SNL skit!]

 
It is not clear if officers ever interviewed Ahmad Rahami, but as investigators turn their focus to what might have motivated, inspired or led him to plant bombs in Chelsea in Manhattan and on the Jersey Shore, new clues are emerging indicating that he may have been increasingly receptive to extremist ideology.

Ya think? This story is from the New York Times. Wonder if they’re getting a clue yet?

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This willful ignorance on the part of people who are supposed to be protecting us is so depressing I wanted to end with a chuckle – albeit an ironic one. Check out this hysterical tweet from DHS ~

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Related:
The Willful Ignorance of the Democrat Party

No Lurch – we’re not going to pretend it’s not happening!
NY, NJ Bomber Rahami The Latest Terrorist To Pass FBI Investigation
DHS whistleblower: Why did Obama form ‘alliance’ with Muslim Brotherhood?
20 years later: All eyes awaken to U.S. blueprint for terror

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Founding Wisdom [Flouted by the Foolish]

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“This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.”
 
~ Benjamin Franklin
 
Too bad we didn’t listen…

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20th Century Islam – Before the Burkini

Sixty years ago the world was a much safer place. After the Allies beat back the Nazis and Imperial Japan in World War II, the western worldview was gradually spreading to previously troubled spots across the globe. Relative peace and prosperity were breaking out. Once again humans were actually being fruitful and multiplying.
 
Satan wasn’t happy. Peaceful, productive nations do not serve his purposes. And although he was still quite active in the Soviet Union and other communist hellholes at the time, much more chaos was clearly called for.
 
Surveying the Arab world, he realized there was still much untapped potential for murder, mayhem and wanton destruction. But speed was of the essence, they were rapidly becoming much too westernized…
 
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Time to once again incite the followers of Mohammed to jihad. Characteristically, with a brilliantly demonic twist, he inspired them to denounce Western nations as “Satan.” The Religion-of-Peace responded with unbridled enthusiasm; terrorist attacks are now a weekly occurrence in the West, and the Middle East and north Africa are awash in a sea of blood and violence.
 
It’s worth a quick trip down memory lane to the 60s and 70s to recall what life in Muslim-majority countries looked like before they began the totalitarian march back to the 14th century, before the darkness descended again, before the burkini ~

 

 
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Related:
Families attacked in southern France as ‘women were wearing shorts’ ~ Islamists are trying to drag Europeans back to the dark ages with them.
Pamela Geller documents the ongoing Cultural Jihad

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Standing up to the sanctimony of collegiate athletic associations

In the latest episode of the ongoing misadventure I’m calling The Emperor’s New Genders (yes – we now have more varieties to chose from than Heinz 57) the Atlantic Coast collegiate athletic conference (ACC) has become the latest organization to decree that 21st century males and females are suddenly so indistinguishable from one another that society should simply do away with separate bathroom facilities.
 
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Headquartered in North Carolina, the ACC had scheduled 14 of its 21 championship events in their home state for this academic year. But because the Tar Heel state legislature has decided to go with the wisdom of millennia, and their own common sense, opting to protect the privacy and safety of their citizens (from perverts like this), the conference is following the NCAA’s lead and pulling those tournaments – “to protest the state’s controversial bathroom law.” 😯
 

Because according to the leftist media – in the above case NBC – ever since five minutes ago it’s “controversial” to expect human beings to use the restroom that corresponds to their chromosomes, i.e., sex. The truth is, the NC bathroom law (HB2) was only passed to reinstate the traditional choice of separate bathrooms that the radically controversial ordinance passed by LGBTQ-whatever activists had sought to revoke for all businesses in the city of Charlotte.

 
It’s good to see there’s some serious push-back against this latest sanctimonious nonsense. Last Thursday Franklin Graham (President and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association) sent an open letter to John Swofford, commissioner of the ACC, in response to the conference’s ludicrous action and profound hypocrisy. Here’s an excerpt ~
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(T)he ACC’s member schools compete in 25 sports divided by gender—12 men’s sports and 13 women’s. Though gender issues may be becoming more complicated in higher education and other parts of society, the athletic conference you serve as commissioner doesn’t seem to have any problem distinguishing between the two genders—male and female. Yet, when a state like the one I live in seeks to make the same distinction with regard to use of public bathrooms in an effort to protect its citizens from those who would use the men’s room today and the women’s room tomorrow, the academic elites who comprise your conference fake a moral outrage that is frankly shameful.
 

Ironically, the NCAA is more discriminatory towards transgender people than the public policy they apparently wish to see as law in America. For example, opponents to legislation like NC House Bill 2 support permitting people to use the bathroom which corresponds to the sex they identify with on a given day—meaning someone might feel like a man today and a woman tomorrow, switching bathrooms at will.
 
Yet even the NCAA doesn’t allow such casual gender identity for participation in collegiate athletics. The NCAA Policy on Transgender Student-Athlete Participation states, “Any transgender student-athlete who is not taking hormone treatment related to gender transition may participate in sex-separated sports activities in accordance with his or her assigned birth gender.” This is precisely what supporters of HB2 have been requesting—that people use public restrooms in accordance with their assigned birth gender.
 
I think I represent the views of millions who would rather preserve gender-specific public bathrooms—a mainstay for generations—than to attend a football game in my state to determine the champion of a conference governed by politically-correct, morally hypocritical academics.

Read the whole letter HERE – it’s excellent.

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More of us must join forces with courageous men like Franklin Graham and Dr. Michael Brown in refusing to roll over to this gender anarchy that seeks to make a mockery of God’s creation. As Jennifer Hartline recently wrote at The Stream ~

Shame on us if we abandon our children to face this tyrannical bully for themselves while we cave in to try and save ourselves some grief. Shame on us if we don’t fight for their bodily, intellectual and spiritual integrity. Woe to us if we leave them to be deformed by a demonic ideology.
 
Who would choose to settle for this barren, bizarre and hopeless version of life, when the truth is beautiful, rich, and brings with it the vibrant life God desires for His children? Right reason brings order and prosperity. Right reason is freedom.
 
Find your courage!

 
If you live in Michigan, one way you can help find your courage is by joining Franklin Graham for his Decision America 2016 visit, in Lansing at the capitol building, on October 4th.

 
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Related:
Sex Offender Led Charlotte LGBT Bathroom Ordinance Efforts
 
The Hypocritical NCAA Bullies the People of North Carolina ~ Dr. Michael Brown stands up to the reactionary cowards in college athletics.
 
The NBA is the National Bullying Association
 
How much longer must we go on enabling the delusional?

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Saturday Shorts – 9-17-16

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

 

Libertarian economics professor: ‘Ten Things Millennials Should Know About Socialism’ ~ Hey kids – ignorance is not bliss!

And even if they refuse to study history, there’s a tragic example in Venezuela happening in real-time that they can learn from right now.

This might even make them sick ➡ Socialist medicine on parade in Venezuela: Here’s what happens when government runs health care ~

(A new documentary exposes) rampant filth, lack of resources and medicine, grossly underpaid doctors, and all-around chaos at public health clinics and hospitals throughout this South American oil-exporting nation.

 

Established using some of the massive wealth accumulated from its $1.9 trillion in oil exports, Venezuela’s public health system is a product of the late Hugo Chavez’ visionary goals for ending poverty. Since his death, though, the system has deteriorated into Third World squalor, where even basic sanitation practices are no longer followed, putting everyone at risk.

Yikes.
 

Not that Venezuela’s bleak reality will “trump” our latest fantasy of “hope & change” ~ The triumph of old-school socialism: Trump’s massive new welfare plan ~ Sorry folks. We’re not going to Make America Great Again with socialism… Trump’s GOP: Make the New Deal great again ~

What team Trump doesn’t understand is that so called Keynesian “demand side” economics has failed spectacularly. It doesn’t need to be tried again, especially in some effort to “make America great again.” This is something that American’s know, and it is why by overwhelming numbers they consider “big government” to be one of the greatest threats to the US, according to a Gallup poll taken in December of 2015.

 

“I Carry A Gun” ~ Excellent source for pro-Second Amendment facts and stats. Very useful in countering anti-gun propaganda!

[Hat-tip: Turning Point]

 

Professors tell students: Drop class if you dispute man-made climate change ~ Indoctrination U. Believe or leave? Hmmm… almost sounds like a religion ~

Some students who hunger for knowledge,
Trust Professors to guide them through college,
Must from courses opt out,
If they climate-change doubt,
Or not dogma of warming acknowledge.
– Ruairi
[Limerick via JoNova]

 
ACLU Loses Attempt to Force Catholic Hospital to Refer Patients for Abortions ~ Great to see the good guys win one of these atheist battles ~

A Catholic hospital in Michigan will not be forced to recommend abortions to patients after a federal court rejected a woman’s lawsuit on Thursday.

 
In May, the ACLU published an advocacy report titled “Health Care Denied,” attacking Catholic hospitals that refuse to do abortions and other medical procedures that violate their faith. The publication highlighted how many hospitals in the U.S. are Catholic (one in six), and then accused them of jeopardizing women’s lives because they do not do abortions, sterilizations and other “reproductive health” procedures.
 

Grazie Pozo Christie, a Miami-area radiologist and a Catholic, told the Baptist Press that the ACLU’s claims are false.

 
Families attacked in southern France as ‘women were wearing shorts’ ~ Isn’t cultural enrichment swell?

 
Let’s see… we’ve got this ➡ Pay for Play: Where did DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Get Five Hundred Grand to Donate to the DNC? ~

A career civil servant with that kind of money ought to be surprising, especially in lieu of his subsequent outreach efforts to proven Muslim Brotherhood outfits.

And this ➡ Why Did the Obama Administration Funnel Millions to Secretary of State John Kerry’s Daughter’s Nonprofit? ~

As reported in the Daily Caller, millions of dollars have been funneled through the Peace Corps to a nonprofit foundation created and directed by Secretary of State John Kerry’s daughter. In a scheme that demands an honest and detailed explanation, the Department of State funded a Peace Corps program and then the Peace Corps awarded the money without competitive bids to a nonprofit established by Dr. Vanessa Kerry, who created the program.

Any wonder we call D.C. the District of Corruption? But oh well, business as usual.
 

Covering up bird mortality at wind farms ~ This is how progressives advance every one of their leftist causes: If the mainstream media ignores it it’s not happening ~

Throughout the world, ever since shocking mortality statistics at wind farms made the news 15-20 years ago, efforts have been made by the wind industry and complicit governments to hide the numbers.

 

“Once Upon a Time in America We Lost Our Courage, and Madness Reigned” ~ If we want to avoid this catastrophe, Jennifer Hartline says we need to stop being cowards and return to sanity ~

Shame on us if we abandon our children to face this tyrannical bully for themselves while we cave in to try and save ourselves some grief. Shame on us if we don’t fight for their bodily, intellectual and spiritual integrity. Woe to us if we leave them to be deformed by a demonic ideology.

 
Why God Has Blessed the United States ~ (Note the past tense though)

There is one abiding and overarching principle God uses in deciding whether to release his favor over a nation or withhold it. That one principle is whether that nation is a friend or a foe to the sons of Abraham […]

 
God made a profound promise to the father of the Jewish people, a promise which he has never revoked and which is still in effect today. “I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse” (Genesis 12:3).

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