“Socialism? I mean it’s like definitely, um…”

That moment you realize your youth has been spent absorbing vast amounts of propaganda which you’re able to parrot back perfectly, but you have absolutely no idea how to make sense of any of it because they failed to teach you critical thinking skills… (and the truth about socialism) ~
 

Video from Campus Reform

 
Folks, this is the tragedy of mis-education; confidently ignorant young people.
 

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“Give me four years to teach the children
and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”

~ Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
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Here are some helpful links which illustrate the miserable realities of socialism:
Putting a happy face on communism
Redistributing Christmas
Another socialism fail
Socialism ALWAYS fails…
Socialism: The World’s Greatest Generator of Poverty
Socialism ~ How to ruin a perfectly good country

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Every little thing

Please take a few minutes to experience Crescendo, a short but powerful film from Movie to Movement founder, Jason Jones.
 
Choose life. Because you never know what God has planned…
 

Video via The Stream

 

“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have
set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life,
that both thou and thy seed may live;”
~ Deuteronomy 30:19

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Saturday Shorts – 7-22-17

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

 
Big government butting in: British man ordered to remove butt-baring gnome ornaments ~ 😯 Authoritarian bureaucrats have nothing better to do? (Bear in mind, the gnome butt in question looks to be smaller than a baseball)

Lauren Perry, 77, was ordered to remove two cheeky ornaments from outside his Wistaston home because they were deemed a possible distraction to motorists, the Telegraph reported.

 
Unemployed dad with face tattoo rejects 45 job offers since going viral with desperate work plea ~ “Slacker generation.” Because apparently life should be consequence-free.

 
How to Keep Your Soul Intact While Investigating Planned Parenthood: An Interview With David Daleiden ~ John Zmirak spoke with the dauntless pro-life advocate this week ~

The question I most wanted to ask Daleiden was this: What was it like to put on a different identity, to burrow into the dark world of organ trafficking and abortion? How could he manage it, day in and day out, for more than a year? We’ve all seen TV movies about the harsh impact that undercover work can have on police. What sustained him in his journey through the darkness?
 
The answer almost staggered me. It told me why someone like him, not someone like me, was the person whom God called to do this crucial work. He said that he kept in the front of his mind that his work was an act of love. Not just for unborn children. But also for the people who worked at Planned Parenthood. They had found themselves in a horrible and diabolical place.

 
Unapologetic Mass Murderer Motivated by Darwin Lives in Comfort in Prison, While Victim Trauma Continues ~ You may remember Anders Behring Breivik as the man who murdered 77 young people in Norway exactly six years ago today. The media continues to refer to him as a ‘right-wing’ extremist despite the fact that he considers himself a “traditional neo-Nazi.” Oh, and he just loves Darwin ~

Breivik detailed in his document why he was an unapologetic champion of the Darwinian worldview. Breivik’s vision of “a perfect Europe” involved the strict application of Social Darwinism, opining that the application of “national Darwinism” should be at the core of our society. He does not believe that science should be left in private hands, but instead should be lavishly supported by the government.
 
Breivik also stressed that science trumps religion: “As for the Church and science, it is essential that science takes an undisputed precedence over Biblical teachings.” Breivik listed Darwin’s Origin of Species as one of the most “important” books that he has ever read.

 
Union boss: Hundreds of EPA employees’ jobs at risk ~ On the rare occasion that someone tries to shrink the federal leviathan, entitled leftists throw a fit ~

“EPA wants over 1,200 of us to leave, purportedly to save money going forward and claiming that they no longer need the positions occupied by staff that in some cases worked at EPA for over 30 years,” (American Federation of Government Employees Local 704 Michael Mikulka) said.

Gasp! “You mean we have to deal with reality?!”
 
Here’s another self-righteous federal employee who thinks he’s invaluable ~ Government Climate Scientist: Native Alaskans Are In Danger Because I Was Reassigned ~

(Joel Clement) claims that leaving his former position empty will “exacerbate the already significant threat to the health and the safety of certain Alaska Native communities,” and filed his complaint “because the Trump administration clearly retaliated against me for raising awareness of this danger.”

Boo-hoo. Maybe you could try the private sector for a while. You know, become a productive member of society?

 
“Queer Arabs” feel marginalized because Halifax gays voted to allow Zionists to march ~ This story’s from Nova Scotia – just had to include it on the basis of the headline alone 😀 Don’t they realize they’ve all marginalized themselves, simply by engaging in the game of identity politics?

 

The Predator in the Fashion Magazine: Teen Vogue Coaches Teenagers in Sodomy ~ Just when you think our culture can’t sink much lower. Teen readers should follow up this article with a visit to Joseph Sciambra’s site to discover the tragic physical and emotional consequences of anal sex.

 
Bill Nye Says Old People Must Die For Climate Science To Progress ~ For once, Nye is actually telling the truth; we “older” folks haven’t been brain-washed by today’s public indoctrination centers. We grew up when science was still based in reality. We have to go ~

Comedian Bill Nye “The Science Guy” said Wednesday that the climate change movement can only move forward once the older generation begins to die off [..]
 
“We’re just going to have to wait for those people to ‘age out,’ as they say,” Nye said, adding that “age out” is a euphemism for dying. “But it’ll happen, I guarantee you — that’ll happen.”

 
The Latest Absurd Manifestations of Transgenderism ~ All a 15 year-old high school boy has to do to win a track meet these days is say he’s a “she” ~

(L)iberals, if your daughters lose their track meets, or swim meets, or tennis tournaments, or golf tournaments, or whatever other sporting events to inherently stronger biological boys declaring themselves girls—and perhaps lose D-1 scholarships in the process—then suck it up and take one for the liberal team.
 
You’ve created this monster. And now you can live with it.

 
What’s going on in Jerusalem? Elder of Zion has regular up-dates on the ongoing Temple Mount violence ~ 07/21 Links Pt1: Temple Mount Crisis: It’s Not About the Metal Detectors; The Palestinian Mountain of HateArab Countries Condemn Israel for Closing Temple Mount, Failing to Mention Terrorist Attack that Prompted Closure ~

Two Israeli Border Police Officers were murdered and a third was wounded on Friday when three Palestinian terrorists opened fire at security forces near an entrance to the Temple Mount at the Lions Gate and then fled into the Mount complex. The Palestinian assailants, reportedly carrying two rifles and a pistol, were pursued by Israeli forces and were shot and killed as they tried to escape toward the mosques on the Mount.

(The rest of the media can’t seem to find anything newsworthy beyond “Russian collusion”)

 
Shroud of Turin bears blood of torture victim according to latest research ~ My May 7th edition of Saturday Shorts made mention of the burial coins used on the corpse in “The Shroud” being dated to the first couple of decades A.D.. Now blood analysis has shown that the man covered with the cloth was a victim of multiple acts of trauma and torture ~

New atomic resolution research indicates that the mysterious Shroud of Turin does in fact contain the blood of a torture victim, thus undermining theories that the shroud was painted, reports Catholic News Agency.
 
“On the basis of the experimental evidences of our atomic resolution TEM studies, the man wrapped in the [Shroud of Turin] suffered a strong polytrauma.”

There’s an excellent chance that this burial cloth is the real deal :)

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Scopes’ godless legacy

The famous “Scopes Monkey Trial” concluded 92 years ago today. The ACLU-instigated spectacle marked a defining moment in Western culture; unfortunately, not in a good way. By planting the idea that the Genesis version of creation can’t be trusted, it touched off the slow erosion of American Christianity, a process that’s rapidly picking up speed a century later.
 
From the beginning, “Scopes” didn’t develop spontaneously from a legitimate legal grievance. It was actually an early form of leftist propaganda, orchestrated by budding 20th century progressives. Answers In Genesis features a good summary of the proceedings ~

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The Scopes trial took place during a hot July in 1925 in the little town of Dayton, nestled in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee. In a time when modern court trials can drag on for months or even years, it is amazing to consider that the Scopes trial lasted only 12 days (July 10–21)—including the selection of the jury!
 
The leadership of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in New York City initiated the Scopes trial. The ACLU became alarmed over “antievolution” bills that were being introduced in the legislatures of 20 states in the early 1920s. These bills were all very similar and forbade public schools to teach the evolution of man but generally ignored the evolution of anything else.
 
The ACLU hoped that a test case might overthrow these bills or at least make them unenforceable. They chose to pursue their case in Tennessee, where the state legislature had unanimously passed the Butler Act. This act declared that it shall be “unlawful for any teacher in any of the Universities, Normals, and all other public schools of the state which are supported in whole or in part by the public school funds of the State, to teach any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals.”

 
There hadn’t actually been anyone accused of, or prosecuted under, the Butler Act, so the ACLU had to “discover” one. Even though their token victim never mentioned the word “evolution” in the classroom – and wasn’t even a biology teacher ~

(John Scopes) taught math and coached the football team for one year at the local Rhea County high school (Dayton TN). He had no background in science and had little interest or understanding of evolution. Indeed, the only qualification Scopes had as a science teacher was that he filled in for an ill biology teacher the last two weeks of the school year.

 
Nonetheless, a reluctant Scopes was talked into participating in the ACLU’s test case. And the circus was off and running.
 
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Clarence Darrow, an immensely successful criminal lawyer who specialized in defending unpopular people and radical causes, was an agnostic (more probably an atheist) who detested the traditional views of Christians and believed that concepts of good and evil were essentially meaningless ~

Much of Darrow’s effort at the trial amounted to a caustic diatribe against the Bible and Christianity. His anti-Christian hostility was so intense that there was fear on the part of liberal theologians and organizations that supported his evolutionary views that he might turn popular opinion against them. Darrow even turned his anger and hostility against Judge John T. Raulston by repeatedly interrupting and insulting him, for which he was cited for contempt of court.

 
In effect, Darrow was trying to put Scripture itself on trial. He didn’t win in that regard. But in the end he managed to twist God’s word sufficiently to sow poisonous seeds of doubt about the true creation account into the hearts of believers (Sounds rather like another snake, who made an appearance in Genesis…); undermining biblical authority, and paving the way for secular philosophy to pervade the culture and education system. Deceit and subterfuge are perennially progressives’ means of advancing their soulless agenda.
 

Dayton, TN is still proud of their hostile “hero,”
This statue was just unveiled last Friday

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Ken Ham and Dr. David Menton explain the corrosive effect that the Scopes verdict – and the subsequent effect that allowing evolution to be taught as settled science in public schools – had on the Church ~

Sadly, most Christians today have, like Bryan, accepted the world’s teaching and rejected the plain words of the Bible regarding history. Thus, they have helped the world teach generations of children that the Bible cannot be trusted in Genesis. After years of such indoctrination, a generation has now arisen that is also (logically) rejecting the morality based on the Bible. Today, with, for example, the removal of the Ten Commandments from public places, we are seeing the increasing elimination of the Christian foundational structure in the nation.
 
This is a major reason why the influence of Christianity has been so weakened in our Western world—the Church is giving the message that we need to trust in man’s theories—not the Word of God.

 

We need to get back to the Truth of Creation – before Clarence Darrow and the ACLU attacked it 92 years ago. Darwin’s theory has been debunked; learn how HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

 
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Related:
Statue of ‘Scopes monkey trial’ evolution backer unveiled in East Tennessee town (July 14, 2017)
Darrow’s Statue: Another Win for Evolution?
Distorted Scopes Narrative Perpetuated ~ Inherit the Spin
The Darwin Effect ~ “Every American and human being that walks the earth needs to know that Evolution is not science but is by its very nature a dangerous idea that has brought death to millions.”
Book Review: How Darwinism Corrodes Morality ~

Its 294 pages leave you breathless with a withering display of well-documented accounts of people who took Darwin’s “dangerous idea” and ran with it. It leaves you with an overwhelming sense that this evil ideology must be stopped.

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God doesn’t need millions of years

The other day I heard a local radio host discussing a recent poll which claimed fewer and fewer Christians hold to a seven-day creation view of our beginnings. This of course is a disheartening development for the church, and not just because it parallels secular-humanism’s hope-less faith in the increasingly implausible theory of evolution. What’s really disconcerting is that this position is oddly out of sync with the actual evidence.

 
After years of public school indoctrination, I too once automatically accepted evolution as fact (they teach it like it’s “gospel”). Without much serious thought about the matter I was able to loosely reconcile it with my Christian faith by assuming that a biblical “day” meant millions of years. That pretty much left God in place as the initial catalyst for creation, but it severely restricted His influence on the spectacular design and amazing variety of life that surrounds us on this beautiful planet.
 
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Also – and most insidiously – it planted a seed of doubt in the reliability of scripture. One of the most frequently stated reasons young people give for leaving the church is that they’ve come to believe that faith and science are incompatible. Yet nothing could be further from the truth.

 
When I started homeschooling our son I realized that I owed it to him to teach God’s Truth in all things, a commitment which led me to discover some incredible resources on intelligent design and creationism (I’ve referred to many of these in my posts over the last few years and list several of them HERE; more at the end of this post.) The very process of finding and studying the vast amounts of evidence for creation, including young earth creation, also strengthened my own faith immensely.

 
Below is a short video from Creation.com that seriously challenges the millions of years paradigm. It describes how a small island off Iceland literally formed in just a couple decades, yet looks like it’s been there for eons ~

 

 
Maybe you too should rethink those old, unproven theories…
If you spend some time, and look a bit closer, you’ll see the hand of God everywhere in this awesome universe.

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Related:

The earth is how old?
What the bones tell us…
DNA, the language of our Creator
Answers in Genesis

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So much for “ripping up” the Iran Deal

Anybody else remember Donald Trump’s campaign position last year with regard to Obama’s shady 2015 Iranian nuclear deal ?

March – 2016 ~ ‘Dismantle the disastrous deal’: Trump tells AIPAC Iran deal is ‘number one priority’ ~ “My number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran,” Trump said, speaking before AIPAC in Washington, DC on Monday evening. “I have been in business a long time…this deal is catastrophic for Israel – for America, for the whole of the Middle East… We have rewarded the world’s leading state sponsor of terror with $ 150 billion and we received absolutely nothing in return.”

 
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His running mate was even more emphatic: Pence goes farther than Trump on Iran deal, says US will “rip up” ~

March – 2016 ~ The Indiana governor and foreign policy hawk declared to loud audience cheers, “when Donald Trump becomes president of the United States of America, we’re going to rip up the Iran deal!” He promised, “we’re going to marshal our allies, and we will not allow the leading state-sponsor of terrorism to ever obtain a usable nuclear weapon.”

 
Pretty unequivocal wouldn’t you say?
 
But that was then. And this is now ➡ Trump Administration Recertifies Iran Nuclear Deal ~

The agreement, also known as known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), went into effect in October 2015 and is between China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the U.S., the European Union, and Iran […]
 
U.S. law states the administration must notify Congress of Iran’s compliance to the 2015 agreement, every 90 days. […]
 
Senior administration officials, told reporters that Iran has followed the conditions laid out in the nuclear deal and thus it will be recertified. A senior official said that Iran is not following the “spirit” of the agreement, therefore new sanctions will be levied against Iran. A senior administration official pointed to Iran’s missile development, hostility to Israel, cyberattacks against foreign nations, and human rights abuses as causes for concern.

Not to mention hostility to Trump and the U.S. in general.
 

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Or this unfortunate Chinese-American graduate student (who the mainstream media has apparently never heard of) ~

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Chinese-American graduate student at Princeton sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for allegedly “infiltrating” the country and sending confidential material abroad is innocent of all charges against him, his professor said Monday.
 
Xiyue Wang’s arrest, which happened nearly a year ago, only came to light Sunday (Aug. 16th) when Iran’s judiciary announced his sentence and the detention of President Hassan Rouhani’s brother in an unrelated case.

Totally bogus ~

The U.S. State Department has not provided details on the case but called on Tehran to immediately release “all U.S. citizens unjustly detained in Iran.” The U.S. does not maintain formal diplomatic relations with Tehran and warns its citizens traveling there that they risk arrest or being barred from leaving.
 
“The Iranian regime continues to detain U.S. citizens and other foreigners on fabricated national-security related changes,” it said.

(But hey, let’s reward them by continuing the lopsided nuclear deal.)

 

And then there’s Iran’s cozy relationship with that lunatic in Pyongyang ~

“We must also urgently reassess the available intelligence on issues like joint Iranian-North Korea nuclear and ballistic-missile programs, free from the Obama administration’s political biases. Cooperation between Tehran and Pyongyang is deep and long-standing. North Korea’s July 4 ICBM launch should cause greater interest in the implications for Iran.” – John Bolton

 
The guy who should have Nikki Haley’s job says Iran hasn’t been complying with the deal, so we shouldn’t be re-certifying. Writing in The Hill, former UN Ambassador Bolton had some advice for President Trump last Sunday ~

“The administration should stop reviewing and start deciding,” he said. “Even assuming, contrary to fact, that Iran is complying with the (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) JCPOA, it remains palpably harmful to American national interests,” (John Bolton) said […]
 
“It should not have taken six months to reach this conclusion. Well before Jan. 20, we saw 18 months of Iranian noncompliance and other hostile behavior as evidence. The Trump transition team should have identified abrogating the deal as one of the incoming administration’s highest policy priorities.” […]

 
Over the past two years, considerable information detailing Tehran’s violations of the deal have become public, including: exceeding limits on uranium enrichment and production of heavy water; illicit efforts at international procurement of dual-use nuclear and missile technology; and obstructing international inspection efforts (which were insufficient to begin with).

 
They said they would. But they aren’t. Duped again.
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Related:
Obama’s Iranian Legacy

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Lying GOP folds again

Here they go again! One minute they’re negotiating yet another unworkable revision of Obamacare :( – the next they’re going to completely repeal it first :) – the next, they’re back to “Well, we can’t repeal it…” 😡 When are these clowns ever going to follow through on what they promised while they were campaigning?!

 
Unplug this unaffordable, liberty-stealing debacle NOW!
 
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This recent video from PragerU shows exactly why these shameless, self-serving poltroons refuse to do what we-the-people demanded; it’s not their money ~
 

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

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Christians in Coastal Kenya Fearful after Slaughter of 13 Non-Muslims ~

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Al Shabaab militia over the weekend (July 8-9) killed 13 non-Muslims, mostly Christians, in coastal Kenya, sources said.
 
Village Muslims in the Pandanguo settlement of Lamu County helped Islamic extremists from the Somalia-based Al Shabaab identify locations where the Christians resided, a survivor of the attack told Morning Star News from a hospital in Mpeketoni. Several of the victims were beheaded […]
 
“The Christians were asked to recite the Islamic dogmas, which they could not, hence they were killed,” a source said. “We urged the government to investigate and bring to book these local Muslims who are harboring these Al Shabaab terrorists, because the Christians who were decapitated were farmers.”

 
World Watch Monitor further reported ~

“They were targeting only male residents,” Kitsao told the Washington Post. “They went from house to house, dragging out men. They managed to take with them 10 men. One of the men managed to escape, but the other nine were beheaded mercilessly.” Many of the locals have flocked to a local church compound in search of safety and relief aid, coordinated by the Red Cross.
 
The attack came two days after Al-Shabaab killed three policemen near the border with Somalia, where the group was founded.

 
Unfortunately, despite the fact that Kenya is a Christian-majority country (82%), the Religion-of-Peace seems determined to kill or convert them all ~

Over the past three years, the level of persecution in Kenya has been increasing, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing anytime soon. The main source of persecution for Christians in Kenya is Islamic oppression – as perpetrated by al-Shabaab and other militant groups. Violent attacks on Christians by Islamic militants in northeastern and coastal Kenya have had a ripple effect on Christian communities throughout the country.
 
(T)he corruption of public institutions is rampant, which limits protections for persecuted believers.
[To support persecuted Christians in Kenya, Open Doors works through local partners to provide evangelism and discipleship training, economic assistance, leadership and management training for churches, trauma care training and more.]

 

Meanwhile, in Egypt ~

Stabbing at Coptic Church in Alexandria As Attacks on Christians in Egypt Escalate ~
 
A 24-year-old Muslim man is being questioned by Egyptian security authorities after he slashed a church doorman with a razor at the Two Saints Church in Alexandria earlier today (July 15, 2017), Egyptian media are reporting.
 
When the doorman tried to stop the suspect from entering the church, he pulled a razor out of his bag and slashed the doorman.
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Churches In Egypt Halt All Activities For Remainder Of July Amid Terror Threat ~

Egyptian churches announced Thursday they will suspend all church activities for the remainder of July per warnings of looming terrorist attacks.

The Evangelical, Coptic Orthodox, and Catholic churches agreed to halt services, conferences, and any church trips to protect their congregations after Egyptian security forces warned them of impending Islamic terrorist attacks, according to a Friday report from Egyptian Streets.

 

Isn’t “Coexistence” wonderful?

 
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Related:

Kenyan Christians Murdered By Radical Islamic Terrorists ~ A group with links to al-Qaeda led the assault.

Why are attacks on Egypt’s Coptic Christians getting worse? ~

Attacks on Christians in Egypt have intensified in brutality because of an influx of arms and foreign jihadis, lax border security and increased local hostility to non-Muslims, according to a leading UK academic.

Meanwhile, in another part of the world… Islamists on the march across Africa

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Clinton body count – add another victim to the list?

CNN (and the rest of the mainstream media) won’t report on actual NEWS, so the alternative media has to pick up the slack ➡ Haiti Official Who Exposed The Clinton Foundation Is Found Dead (This is from SHTFplan.com) ~

The mainstream media’s silence over Klaus Eberwein’s death is deafening. Eberwein was a former Haitian government official who was expected to expose the extent of Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week. He has been found dead in Miami at the age of 50.
 
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The circumstances surrounding Eberwein’s death are also nothing less than unpalatable. According to Miami-Dade’s medical examiner records supervisor, the official cause of death is “gunshot to the head.“ Eberwein’s death has been registered as “suicide” by the government. But not long before his death, he acknowledged that his life was in danger because he was outspoken on the criminal activities of the Clinton Foundation.

 

I mean seriously, did this guy sound like a suicide risk?

Eberwein was only 50-years-old and reportedly told acquaintances he feared for his life because of his fierce criticism of the Clinton Foundation. His close friends and business partners were taken aback by the idea he may have committed suicide. “It’s really shocking,” said friend Gilbert Bailly. “We grew up together; he was like family.”
 
During and after his government tenure, Eberwein faced allegations of fraud and corruption on how the agency he headed administered funds. Among the issues was FAES’ oversight of the shoddy construction of several schools built after Haiti’s devastating Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake. But, according to Eberwein, it was the Clinton Foundation who was deeply in the wrong – and he intended to testify and prove it on Tuesday.

 
This dude better watch his back too ➡ Former Haitian Senate President Calls Clintons ‘Common Thieves Who Should be in Jail’

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Saturday Shorts – 7-15-17

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

 
You’re the Next Charlie Gard if Government Gets to Decide Whether Your Quality of Life is Good Enough ~ When we forget that we’re all made in God’s image, every life is expendable ~

Being created in the Imago Dei endows every person with dignity—a dignity that is not derived from the majority’s opinion (or a government definition) about the quality of their life or their contribution to society.
 
In the absence of this belief, every decision about the allocation of healthcare—and indeed about any area of life—becomes an occasion for the young and strong to impose their will on the old and weak.

 
My Hometown is Gone – the Islamization of a Small American Town ~ The Hijrah (jihad by emigration) is progressing nicely in Utica, NY. Scary stuff.
 
Europe is doomed ~ The great exodus: As tens of thousands of migrants make their way across the Mediterranean while the EU tears itself apart over the issue ~

Before Britain helped to overthrow Colonel Gaddafi, he said that without a prosperous Libya, the migration of Africans to Europe would be uncontrollable. Today, he seems to have been proved right.
 
After his killing in 2011, Libya’s oil-rich economy collapsed, to be replaced by a lucrative people-smuggling trade which sends fleets of boats across the Mediterranean carrying illegal migrants who have paid sky-high fares for the ‘privilege’.
 
So far this year, 85,000 have sailed from Libyan ports to Italy, with 12,000 arriving in the past week.

 

The Drug-Fueled Homosexual Scandal Allegations at the Holy Office ~ Shocking? Only if you haven’t been paying attention ~

Whatever the exact truth behind the lurid and disturbing story, it has further exposed such gravely sinful behavior taking place in the Vatican that one senior member of the curia says has “never been worse.”

 
Joe Donnelly Increased Investment in Family Business After Shift to Mexican Labor ~ Indiana Democrat, an outsourcing critic, has seen greater earnings in recent years ~ Another shameless, fork-tongued progressive ~

Indiana senator Joe Donnelly (D.) didn’t make substantial investments in his family’s ink business until after it moved part of its manufacturing into Mexico, and his profits have steadily increased in the years since, according to financial disclosure forms.
 
Donnelly’s investment in the family company, Stewart Superior Corp., was highlighted on Thursday by the Associated Press, which pointed out the senator’s past criticism of companies that outsource manufacturing to Mexico. Donnelly has said that outsourcing is “a fancy term for ‘someone in Indiana has just lost their job,'” and is currently sponsoring the “End Outsourcing Act.”

 
THE $Trillion Windmill Industry Is The Greatest Scam Of Our Age ~ Thanks to global warming madness, Australia is learning a very painful economic lesson. The rest of the world should be paying attention ~

In South Australia, the wind farms have failed causing huge blackouts.
 
In Victoria, electricity prices have shot up by around 20 per cent from January, thanks to the closure of the “dirty” coal-fired Hazelwood plant.
 
Business is panicking with jobs decimated, business confidence shattered, investment stifled.

 
Churches In Egypt Halt All Activities For Remainder Of July Amid Terror Threat ~ Seems there’s simply no coexisting with the Religion-of-Peace in Egypt ~

Egyptian churches announced Thursday they will suspend all church activities for the remainder of July per warnings of looming terrorist attacks.
The Evangelical, Coptic Orthodox, and Catholic churches agreed to halt services, conferences, and any church trips to protect their congregations after Egyptian security forces warned them of impending Islamic terrorist attacks, according to a Friday report from Egyptian Streets.

 
Liberals freak out at Twitter photo of pastors praying for Trump at White House ~ Angry atheists becoming unglued. Why the virulent intolerance? ~

“The anti-religion crowd has now cleared the bar from not wanting prayer in schools all the way down to, “’we don’t want public officials praying or being prayed for at all,’” observed Andrea Ruth at RedState.

 

Drifter boat, a Maine high school project, washes up in Scotland ~ Impressive! Kennebunk High School students launched the 4 ft. “Little Boat That Could” last December ~

The boat landed on an island in Scotland last week, exactly 168 days and 12 hours after it was launched by students at Kennebunk High School’s Alternative Education program.

 
Union files grievance over ‘goat crews’ clearing brush on university campus ~ You can’t make this stuff up!

Last year Western Michigan University contracted with a company called Munchers on Hooves to bring a group of goats on campus to clear half an acre of brush. The trial was such a success that this year the goats are back, this time to clear 15 acres filled with poison ivy. But the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has filed a grievance against the school, claiming the “goat crews” are unauthorized workers.

 
Trump’s 1st Qtr. Salary to Go to Fix Antietam Battlefield ~ Pretty sure CNN missed this story ~

The Interior Department announced that it will be using the $78,333 given to them by President Trump to revitalize an important Civil War landmark, according to the Washington Times […]
 
(Interior Secretary Ryan) Zinke said he would be using the funds to renovate Maryland’s Antietam National Battlefield, a few miles outside Harper’s Ferry, W.V.
 
Antietam, known in the South as the Battle of Sharpsburg, took place in September 1862 and was the bloodiest single day in the entire war.

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Speaking of Russian collusion…

I’ve been completely distracted from current events by REAL LIFE for the past two weeks :( But now that I’ve finally started paying attention again, I find nothing’s new at all – the MSM is still stuck on stupid! ➡ “Russian collusion!” They’ve written the end of the story (Trump’s impeachment) and they’re prepared to fabricate as many facts out of thin air as needed to achieve their desired conclusion.
 
It doesn’t seem to matter that every one of the latest-breaking-scandals are sooner or later exposed as wishful fantasy, these intrepid newshounds are nothing if not tenacious. The latest much ado about nothing surrounds Donald Trump, Jr.’s meeting with lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya ~
 
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Not yet fully pivoting to trumped up “obstruction” fake news, the Demo/MSM propaganda machine is back on the trail of the Trump/Putin collusion fake news this week, trickling out new evidence daily to keep Trump on the ropes and media advertising rates up. They seem hell-bent on destroying any shred of credibility they have left in an effort to take down President Donald Trump.

 
Here’s a far more credible – and disturbing – case of Russian collusion: Russian oligarchs may have funneled money to environmentalists to oppose energy development, especially hydraulic fracturing, or fracking ~

House lawmakers want the Trump administration to investigate reports that a wealthy foundation used an offshore shell company to give millions of dollars to environmental activists opposed to U.S. energy development.
 
“If you connect the dots, it is clear that Russia is funding U.S. environmental groups in an effort to suppress our domestic oil and gas industry, specifically hydraulic fracking,” Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Tx., said Friday.
 
Smith and Rep. Randy Weber, R-Tx., asked Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to investigate whether or not environmentalists were funneling money to U.S. environmental groups through a Bermuda-based shell company.

 

Back in 2014, fracking unleashed a domestic energy boom, contributing to the collapse in oil prices. So it’s completely plausible that Putin would attempt to undermine our energy independence by supporting anti-fracking environmentalist organizations.

 
Michael Bastasch at The Stream details the money trail between the Russians and the anti-fracking groups; the “Sea Change Foundation” of leftist investor Nat Simons received millions from a “philanthropic” shell company named Klein Ltd. set up by Wakefield Quin, with ties to Russian firms with Kremlin links.
 
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Bastasch’s account is based on a 2015 report from the Washington Free Beacon ~ Foreign Firm Funding U.S. Green Groups Tied to State-Owned Russian Oil Company

A shadowy Bermudan company that has funneled tens of millions of dollars to anti-fracking environmentalist groups in the United States is run by executives with deep ties to Russian oil interests and offshore money laundering schemes involving members of President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.
 
One of those executives, Nicholas Hoskins, is a director at a hedge fund management firm that has invested heavily in Russian oil and gas. He is also senior counsel at the Bermudan law firm Wakefield Quin and the vice president of a London-based investment firm whose president until recently chaired the board of the state-owned Russian oil company Rosneft.
 
In addition to those roles, Hoskins is a director at a company called Klein Ltd. No one knows where that firm’s money comes from. Its only publicly documented activities have been transfers of $23 million to U.S. environmentalist groups that push policies that would hamstring surging American oil and gas production, which has hurt Russia’s energy-reliant economy.

 
It’s convoluted, but that’s the devious nature of money laundering. And it all makes sense; motive on the part of both parties, and millions exchanged in pursuit of a common goal. In fact it makes a helluva lot more sense than Trump acolytes colluding with the Russians (on… what?). Which is why you won’t hear a peep about it on the alphabet news networks.

 
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Related:
The Trump Jr. Meeting — More Demo/MSM Collusion Delusions ~ The most dangerous collusion remains that between leftist Democrats and the mainstream media.
 
Mystery solved? Timeline shows how Russian lawyer got into US for Trump Jr. meeting ~

A brief timeline released overnight helps to resolve questions over how Natalia Veselnitskaya even had legal permission to be in the U.S. And it also shows multiple Obama agencies were involved on multiple occasions in granting access to the lawyer after she was initially denied a visa.

 
Trump Jr.’s Email: Want to Talk about Treason? Okay… ~

The obsession with Donald Trump Jr.’s “Russian” email chain is just the latest example of what the Media/Democrat Party/Establishment Axis does best: engage in misdirection to confuse people about who America’s real enemies are.

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