Founding Wisdom [Flouted by the Foolish]

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The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty.
 
~ Benjamin Rush

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Why I’m attending a #NoNukesforIran rally tonight

Video via SeraphicPress

 

Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. Not to speak is to speak.
Not to act is to act.
~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Great web resource for conservatives

ConservativeReviewLogoConservative Review is an excellent website that I’ve been meaning to mention for a while. It’s refreshingly uncluttered, not a resource hog with blinking ads (which counts for a lot with me!) and offers just the right amount of interesting and informative articles. Best of all, using the handy scorecard you can quickly learn just how conservative your elected officials really are – based not on their campaign rhetoric – but on their actual voting record.

 

We support and vote for these folks. Don’t we deserve to have them keep their campaign commitments? This site can help us see to it that they honor those promises.
 
Find out how your House Rep and Senators stack up – and hold them accountable ~
 

 
 
[BTW: No surprise – because they’re all Dems – every one of my Michigan reps (senate and house) earned an “F”]

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The “Trump Effect?” – Standing up to illegal bullies

He’s not my guy, but you have to admit that Donald Trump, with his brash anti-establishment rhetoric, is having a wonderfully refreshing impact on American politics. It’s too soon to call it a a trend yet, his outspoken frankness seems to be encouraging others to stand up to the PC bullies, especially to those promoting illegal immigration.
 

The city council of Huntington Park, CA, in an astonishing display of despotism, recently appointed two illegal aliens to positions on the City Commission. Here’s a local resident telling them exactly what she thinks of this outrageous action.
Listen up ~
 

Published on Aug 19, 2015 ~

A black woman originally from Huntington Park, delivered a strident, politically incorrect speech against illegal immigration on Monday evening at the local city council meeting.

 

I love this woman’s righteous indignation! Sure hope it goes viral.

 
If the “Trump effect” lasts long enough we may just be able to restore America to a semblance of what it used to be; a country that stood for personal responsibility, with liberty and justice for all.

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Yesterday on the Boulevard

Some friends and I joined tens of thousands of other pro-lifers across the country yesterday morning for the nationwide rally against Planned Parenthood and their sale of baby parts. It was a beautiful day for a protest – and prayers ~
 
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We were on Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, MI, which is a main thoroughfare just north of Detroit city limits. Right across the street was the local PP clinic.
 
There were about 250 of us in the pro-life crowd. The opposition, although quite vocal at times, never included more than a dozen or two ~
 
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The pro-aborts did have some unique signs ~

 
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Charming eh? [We prayed for them]

 

There was scant local coverage of the protest. CBS news was fairly objective in its brief report ~ Protests Against Planned Parenthood Held Nationwide To ‘Educate Americans About What Abortion Actually Does’. But this Oakland Press story is pretty lop-sided ~ Activists face off with signs for, against Planned Parenthood in Ferndale ~

The protest was originally organized by people angry at Planned Parenthood in light of the recent online videos alleging the organization is involved in selling fetal tissues.
 
Planned Parenthood has rejected the allegations in a statement calling them false.

 
Hey @AftabBorka ~ They HAVE been selling “fetal tissue.” The videos prove the truth. In calling the “allegations” false, Planned Parenthood is lying.
(Just further evidence that progressive media and pro-aborts are occupying the same reality-free zone.)
 

The Oakland Press coverage featured no photos of the pro-life crowd, even though we out-numbered the other side 10 to 1 ~

 
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Huge thanks goes to Stewart Haas, from St. Joan of Arc parish, for organizing this particular event.
 
 
 
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Ferndale’s Planned Parenthoood apparently has the support of the local coven ~
 
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But at least the group we witnessed on Woodward wasn’t as openly demonic as the downtown Detroit crowd ~ Protesters witness satanic ritual at Detroit Planned Parenthood . [Warning: disturbing video]
 
Is there any question where the real “inspiration” for killing unborn babies is coming from?
 
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Related:
Witches, Lesbians and Liberal Pro-Aborts; ChurchMilitant.com was on the scene at a local protest of Planned Parenthood

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Saturday Shorts – 8-22-15

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

 

Reality TV watching lowers IQ, increase rudeness ~ Wow – there’s a shocking revelation.

 
Planned Parenthood Recognizes 16 Media Journalists with Awards Amid Aborted Baby Organ Trafficking Videos ~

In the midst of the #PPsellsBabyParts scandal the organization rewards their most loyal propagandists ~

Planned Parenthood celebrated Tuesday night as the nation’s largest abortion provider recognized 16 journalists by bestowing upon them the coveted “Maggie Awards for Media Excellence,” named after the organization’s founder and eugenicist Margaret Sanger.

Willful blindness ~ MSM Ignores P.Parenthood Videos, Accepts Awards

 
Are Lawyers Getting Dumber? Empty Theory or Troubling Trend ~ I’m going with option B. They’re traveling the same path of lower standards that everyone else is following.

 
Head of EPA: Obama’s Clean Power Plan will hit low-income minorities hardest, but they’ll get ‘incredible savings’ by 2030 ~ Gee, isn’t that swell?
And while they’re at it ~ The Agency That Contaminated the Animas River is About to Start Regulating Water That May be in Your Backyard

 
In this week’s disturbing cultural trends category ~
Britain’s most popular baby boy’s name? Muhammad, survey claims ~ Well Britain is part of Eurabia after all…
Wonder if ½ of these little Muhammads will grow up to be gender-confused also ~
Half of young Brits say they are ‘not exclusively heterosexual’ with a quarter of all UK adults saying they are gay or bisexual ~ Born that way? Hardly. Socially inculcated that way.

 
Cruz Laughs at Reporter on Iran Deal ~ Ted Cruz had a great response to the question of why he opposed the Iran deal ~

“The single greatest national security threat facing America is the threat of a nuclear Iran. If this deal goes through, three things will happen. Number one, the Obama Administration will be world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism. Billions of dollars will flow to jihadists who will use that money to try and murder Americans. Number two, this deal leaves four American hostages languishing in Iran including Pastor Saeed Abedini an American citizen sentenced to 8 years in prison for preaching the Gospel. But number three, most dangerously, this deal only accelerates Iran’s acquiring a nuclear weapon.”

 
The Army is broken ~ from a retired Army major general, writing in the Washington Post ~

To be sure, the nation always reduces its military as wars wind down. Other services suffer reductions and shortages. But only the Army breaks. Someone please tell those of us who served why the service that does virtually all the dying and killing in war is the one least rewarded.

And female Rangers aren’t going to help ~ Co-Ed Combat Tests Hazardous to Women’s Health

 
How US Sugar Policies Just Helped America Lose 600 Jobs ~ Oreo cookie manufacturing moves to Mexico thanks to high U.S. tariffs on imported sugar.
 
New Report: Massive Immigration Surge from Mexico ~

Over the past year alone (second quarter of 2014 through second quarter of 2015), the immigration population has grown by 1.7 million. Seventy-one percent of this growth has come from Latin America (1.2 million) and 44% (740,000) from Mexico alone.

Donald Trump is right about deportation; we can’t afford to keep them here! ~ STONEWALLED: Feds Hide Fiscal Details About Vast Operation To Resettle Illegal Alien Minors
 
5 Lessons From the Hacking of an Adultery Website ~ Dr. Michael Brown explains what the release of millions Ashley Madison subscribers’ names can teach us ~

Proverbs 6:27-29 & 32-33 ~

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Can one walk upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? So he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; whoever touches her will not be innocent. … But whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; he who does it destroys his own soul. A wound and dishonor will he get, and his reproach will not be wiped away.

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Join the national Protest Planned Parenthood movement tomorrow – Saturday, Aug. 22nd

In light of the recent revelations about the inhuman harvesting of fetal body parts at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country (including THIS most recent one) several pro-life groups have come together to organize a nation-wide protest tomorrow (8-22-15) morning from 9:00am to 11:00am ~
 

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The National Day of Protest will strengthen local efforts by raising their profile with the local press, the community and other pro-life activists. Together, the protests held on August 22 will put pressure on the media, both local and national, to report the truth about Planned Parenthood, and on government officials to stop funding this discredited organization.

 
BE THERE.

 
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Wretched reality of fetal organ procurement

Planned Parenthood Peddling Fetal Body Parts?!

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Leaving Islam… for the Truth of Christianity

For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. ~ Mark 8:35

 
World Watch Monitor recently featured the truly moving story of an East African man who had actually been a Muslim imam before giving his life to Jesus Christ ~ A convert’s story. In a series of short videos, Tofik (not his real name) talks about growing up in Islamic schools and becoming an imam ~

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“In school I only learned about Islam,” he said. “Parts of our teaching were about destroying Christianity. So we did what we learned, by attacking Christians once we finished our training.”
 
He said he was taught that Christians are bad people, and that he and the other students were encouraged to steal from and kill non-Muslims.
 
‘We beat them, attacked the church and burnt their Bibles’
 
“Our teachers would tell us every time there was a new church in town and we were told to go and attack the people and destroy the church. So that’s what we did,” Tofik said.

 
In other words, he was just being a faithful Muslim leader. Then in 2002, Tofik had a vision of Jesus in a dream ~

“My wife asked me what happened in my dream, because I woke up very startled, and when I explained it to her she was scared and said, ‘We are going to be infidels, so we need to pray.’ “
 
He told her which Quranic verses Jesus told him to read in his dream, and said they all specifically instruct the reader to follow and believe in Jesus.
 
Going back to sleep, Tofik said he immediately he had another vision of Jesus.
 
“Jesus appeared saying ‘It’s Me, follow Me. When you follow me you will pay a price, there will be persecution in your life, but in the end you will be victorious. I am with you.’ ”

 
After his conversion, Tofik definitely was persecuted. Once, beaten so badly, his attackers left him for dead ~

“The voice of Jesus himself spoke to me in my dreams about persecution, so I knew it was going to come and was ready,” Tofik said. “For those who destroyed my household, I was initially involved in prosecuting them at court but later I said ‘no’ and chose to forgive them, and leave it in the hands of the Lord, so the people were released.”

 

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Africa-smallcrossTofik’s isn’t an isolated case. A couple years ago I posted an amazing story about an Iranian woman and her mother coming to faith in Jesus – almost against their will. And there have been numerous reports of these conversions becoming a phenomenon – The rising tide of Muslim converts to Christianitydespite the growing persecution in the Middle East and North Africa.
 
Are these people crazy? Or is the gospel really true; the Christian converts so convinced of that Truth that they’re willing to die for it?
 
Have you ever heard Muslims speak with such conviction about their faith? ~

“We need to start by loving people. We need to love them and show them love. In an Islamic context we cannot just see each other when we have needs to support. We need to always socialize with them,” Tofik said. “We need to be patient and slowly they will come to faith in Christ.”

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IKEA capitulates; pulls knives off shelves after crazed Muslim beheads a shopper

In Sweden again, another adherent of the Religion-of-Peace has inexplicably gone beserk ~ Muslim Asylum Seeker Beheads IKEA Shopper in Sweden ~

It was a horrific scene in IKEA’s largest superstore in Sweden (Monday, August 10th) as a mother and son were both stabbed and killed in the kitchenwares section of the store by an Eritrean asylum seeker who was soon to be deported.
 
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Authorities aren’t revealing too many details about the crime, but they have responded by beefing up security at all of the government-provided asylum housing […]
 
What is known is that a 36-year-old Northeast African man entered the IKEA in Sweden, grabbed a kitchen knife from a store shelf and killed a 55-year-old woman and her 28-year-old son. The man is described as an asylum seeker and had met the day before with immigration officials who issued him a deportation order. After the killings, the suspect stabbed himself in the stomach but survived.

Source: Truth Revolt

 
Ikea swiftly reacted to the tragedy by removing knives from their shelves; apparently hoping to reduce the temptation the “asylum seekers” in their midst have to commit spontaneous jihad.

 
The response of the Swedish authorities is equally puzzling, as Breitbart reports ~
 

Immediately after the attack by the newly arrived migrants, who shared a room in a government asylum shelter and had only arrived in the country less than four weeks before, Swedish police rushed to protect migrant communities from “dark forces in society” 😯 […]
 

IKEA itself has now joined in with Västerås store manager telling local media that knives will be removed from shelves, a “temporary” move the chain presumably hopes will neuter the desire some in society feel to murder strangers.

 
Good luck with that.
 
Gee, isn’t unrestricted immigration without assimilation fun?
 
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Wretched reality of fetal organ procurement

Of all the shocking Planned Parenthood videos recently released by Center for Medical Progress I personally found this eyewitness narrative from a former Stem Express procurement technician to be one of the most unsettling.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD SOLD BABY PARTS WITHOUT PATIENT CONSENT, SAYS FORMER TISSUE TECH ~

The series follows the personal narrative of Holly O’Donnell, a former Blood and TIssue Procurement Technician for StemExpress, a start-up biotech company from northern California that partners with Planned Parenthood clinics to purchase their aborted fetus parts and resell them for scientific experimentation. As a procurement tech, O’Donnell’s job was to identify pregnant patients matching the specifications of StemExpress customers and to harvest the fetal body parts from their abortions.

 

 
As O’Donnell describes it, the atmosphere inside these clinics is almost surreal. There seems to be a callous disregard for the sanctity of life, and a cold indifference to human suffering.
 
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The really disturbing comments come just after the 4 minute mark, when she’s describing Dr. Ron Berman ~

He had a reputation for going viciously fast.
 
If there wasn’t a girl in the room he would get mad. He would pace the hallways.
 
It’s almost like he wanted to do it. And that made me really concerned.

 

Creepy. Sounds almost demonic. (And don’t think there’s not a connection.) Reminds me of that horrible Kermit Gosnell.

 
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Related:
Former Planned Parenthood Clinic Director Explains the Tissue Donation Process ~ Abby Johnson, who spent eight years in a southeast Texas clinic, provides more details on how the whole cruel operation works.

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Iran deal: a giant step closer to WWIII

Two weeks ago I posted a video from Andrew Klavan in which he pointed out the lunacy behind the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, using his unique brand of satire and sarcasm. Funny? Yes, in a whistling-past-the-graveyard sort of way. But, considering the gravity of the situation, perhaps rather too cavalier.
 
Last Saturday I listened to a radio broadcast from Olive Tree Ministries featuring former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann which took a much different tone. Bachman, and show hostesss Jan Markell, are totally serious about condemning this agreement as madness ~
 

“No sane person can get behind this agreement.”
~ Michele Bachmann

 

Jan Markell’s guest for the hour is Michele Bachmann. Only in the end of days could life and world events have turned so bizarre. That particularly shows in U.S. foreign policy which the two focus on. America has become Iran’s defender and protector. It would appear that America has abandoned Israel, a foreshadowing of Zechariah 12:3. Barack Obama does not understand that he has led America and the world to a colossal time of predicted chaos.

 
Their discussion is well worth a listen ~
 

[Or download for later listening HERE.]
 

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What’s most critical to understand about this deal with the Iranian devils is that anyone who supports it is either misinformed or deliberately lying. The facts are being ignored or inverted.
 
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The truth, is Kerry/Obama negotiated this deal on behalf of Iran – not America. As Bachmann states correctly, the agreement ensures that Iran will have nuclear bomb capability within a decade.
 
Consider the following ludicrous concessions (in return for which, we get absolutely NOTHING):

 
• sanctions will be lifted immediately
 
• the $150 billion the regime is getting is the equivalent of the US being handed $8 trillion!
Susan Rice insists that “for the most part” the money will be spent on “the Iranian people and their economy,” an insight the national security adviser must have from the same people who briefed her on Benghazi and Bowe Bergdahl. But she also admits that some of the money might be spent on Iran’s “bad behavior in the region”—but that’s OK because the nuclear deal “was not designed to prevent them from engaging in bad behavior.”

Source: Bret Stevens @ WJS via Seraphic Secret

 
• the US is now obligated to protect Iran (?!)
 
• we’ve agreed to teach/train Iranians to defend against sabotage (from Israel!) of their nuclear program
 
• the Russians are selling anti-aircraft systems to Iran – and Iran is paying for them with the money they’re getting from us!
On Thursday, Moscow confirmed that it will proceed with the sale to Iran of its state-of-the-art S-300 surface-to-air missile system, notwithstanding the deal’s supposed five-year arms embargo on Iran and over no objections from the White House. The sale means that a future president ordering airstrikes against Iran would do so against an adversary that can shoot American planes out of the skies.

Source: Bret Stevens @ WJS via Seraphic Secret

 

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Now, keep in mind that Iran remains the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. And ask yourself who in their right mind could possibly support this outrageous agreement?

 
Sure as hell not this guy ~
 

 

The Iranian regime murdered and maimed thousands of Americans. The Iran deal gives the Ayatollahs billions of dollars for more terror and violence. Congress must reject this dangerous deal.

 

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Related:
Western Christendom bows to Shia Islam ~ Michele Bachmann lays out the case against the deal in writing

 
Obama Apparently Lied to U.S. Public: Accepted Iran’s “Right” To Enrich While Demanding It Cease Enrichment ~ Obama lie? Nah.

 
Energy Secretary Moniz Concedes Iran Deal Means More Terror ~

(Physicist Ernest Moniz) may have really stepped in it yesterday when he told a webcast audience that the administration anticipates an increase in terrorism as a result of the agreement with Iran.

 
Khamenei to students: ‘Get yourselves ready’, nuclear deal won’t stop the ‘revolution’ ~

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the imminent nuclear deal with P5+1 powers won’t stop Teheran’s campaign against the United States

 
AIPAC (America’s Pro-Israel Lobby) has much more information on this critical issue.
 
IRAN DEAL- Guide to Effective Strategy Advocacy ~ Engage others, contact your congressman, take a stand.
 

Something else to ponder ~Obama’s Iranian-born adviser ‘architect’ of deal? ~

“There are many who are now saying that [White House adviser Valerie Jarrett] is really the architect of this non-treaty with the Iranians,” he said, “which ultimately will result in the Iranians having a nuclear program, and America having to accept a nuclear-armed Iran.” ~ Retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin

Is the Iranian Nuclear Deal the Result of White House Treachery?

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Saturday Shorts – 8-15-15

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

 
Well, here it is mid-August – and Scotland’s winter snow STILL hasn’t melted ~ Incredible network of tunnels and caves clings to mountains after the cold summer (awesome pix). Beginning of a new ice age?
 
Should You Be Able to Shoot Down a Drone Spying on Your Backyard? One Dad Was Arrested ~ How do we as a society deal with this new phenomenon? Drones interfering with air traffic, preventing fire-fighting helicopters from extinguishing wildfires, spying on backyard sunbathers, dropping drugs into a crowded prison yard – yikes!
But no worries – government bureaucrats are diligently drafting miles of new regulations.

 
Yes, Target, I Do Want My Daughter To Conform To Her Gender ~ Ah yes, “Target:” today’s shopping destination for the gender-confused 6 year-old. How deep into this new reality-free zone are we going to let progressives drag our society?

You can’t blame Target. They’re simply progressing with the times. The only problem is that, in this progressive age, you don’t progress by moving forward from one place to a better one, but in a more clinical sense, like dementia.

 
Carson Doubles Down: Abortions Are the Number One Cause of Death For Black People ~

Dr. Ben Carson spoke with Eric Bolling on The O’Reilly Factor about his recent controversial statements about how Planned Parenthood clinics are strategically placed in order to control the African American population. Carson began the discussion by reiterating his position that Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was a eugenist who was “was not enamored of black people.”

For years, many have been trying to get the truth out about Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger and eugenics. Now that a respected pediatric neurosurgeon has the national spotlight on this critical issue – not to mention a compelling way with words – let’s pray that people will finally listen.

 
Clown Genius ~ A worthwhile read from the creator of the Dilbert comic strip who has an interesting take on “The Donald” and his methods.
(My two cents: considering how easily the electorate has been manipulated by Trump’s demagoguery, we probably deserve him.)

 
Apple left racist, sexist ringtones unchecked for years ~ Good grief, when will the speech police stop? The examples mentioned in this article may be in really poor taste (stereotyping and mimicking various ethnic groups; though some of it’s actually self-mocking), but so is much of what passes for today’s “culture.” I personally find myself visually assaulted during, say, an average visit to the grocery store.
This is just relentless thought-policing. Everyone must think/believe/act the way the Left ordains. Do you doubt that they want to control every single aspect of our lives?
 
Not unlike Kim Jong Un in North Korea? ~

North Korea executes vice premier for discontent with leader: Yonhap ~

SEOUL (Reuters) Yonhap News Agency – The Yonhap report said Choe had expressed disagreement with Kim’s forestry policies in May and had shown poor work performance. It provided no further details.

 
Louis Farrakhan, “We Must Rise Up & Kill Those Who Kill Us”(w/video) ~ Great article from Terresa Monroe-Hamilton at Trevor Loudon’s New Zeal blog ~

Louis Farrakhan is at it again… calling for civil unrest and the murder of all whites. No matter how many times he screams for violence from the pulpit, the media just yawns and he is mostly ignored. Except for the 50,000 or so who follow the Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan. They are listening very closely and preparing – for war. Late last month, Farrakhan called for blacks to “rise up” and “kill those who kill us” if the federal government fails to “intercede in our affairs.” In other words, if Obama doesn’t step up moving forward towards a race war, the Nation of Islam will do it for him. Farrakhan delivered his calls for an uprising on July 30th in a speech given at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Miami. Shame on the Baptists for letting this vile race monger preach evil from their church.

How is it that this man isn’t arrested for inciting insurrection? Instead, he’s one of Barack Hussein Obama’s BFFs.
 
Our ‘imperial’ judges are out of control. Activism run amok ~

Emboldened by Tony Blair’s disastrous Human Rights Act, the judiciary is claiming for itself the power to rewrite Parliament’s laws.

Looks like the UK judicial system has gone rogue too. What’s the point of having laws at all if courts can capriciously ignore them?

 
Euthanasia Groups Practice “Doctor Shopping:” If Your Doctor Won’t Kill You, Here’s One Who Will ~ When the sanctity of life no longer matters much ~

… when one’s own doctor won’t do the deed, contact a pro-suicide/euthanasia organization for a referral to a death doctor who probably will.
 
In the Netherlands, that organization is called End-of-Life Clinic, where suicidal people can go to be made dead if their own doctor refuses.

 
#Hillary Lied About Her E-Mails, Broke The Law And What It Really Means ~ JoshuaPundit unpacks the twisted mass of deception surrounding Clinton, her illegal server and her”lost” emails. Enlightening. And I definitely agree with his conclusions; no matter what, she’ll get off.

 
Despite the often overwhemingly bad news these days, we mustn’t forget who wins in the end ~ The Bird Still Sings: Why Christianity Cannot Be Silenced ~

In America now it is fashionable to mock the bird of evangelicalism and try to silence it. But the song is being sung on other boughs and historic movements are taking place. In China, Korea, and the Middle East, places where once the gospel’s saving message seemed to be extinguished, churches are packed with hungry hearts, the youth listening to the gospel message with rapt attention. In countries where there was once hostility, crowds fill the auditoriums.[…]
 
They have witnessed what Christ-less lives can birth, shattering their countries and their hopes. They can now see that the only possible hope for transforming a heart is Jesus Christ.

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