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Trump admin tosses in the towel on voter fraud investigation

Well this is disheartening ➡ Truth denied: Investigation into voter fraud thwarted.
 
votingmachineDespite the fact that there is overwhelming evidence of voter fraud in the 2016 election – from all across the country – President Trump just dissolved the very commission he created in May to investigate “vulnerabilities in voting systems and practices used for Federal elections that could lead to improper voter registrations and improper voting.”
 
I don’t get it. As recently as last September it was discovered that Out-of-State Voters Changed the Outcome of the New Hampshire U.S. Senate Race. According to Kansas Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach ~

(F)acts have come to light that indicate that a pivotal, close election was likely changed through voter fraud on November 8, 2016: New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate Seat, and perhaps also New Hampshire’s four electoral college votes in the presidential election.

 
New Hampshire is one of fifteen states that allow same-day voter registration (which is really just begging for abuse of the election process) ~

According to statistics released by the Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, on the date of the general election in November 2016, there were 6,540 same-day registrants who registered to vote in New Hampshire using an out-of-state driver’s license to prove their identity.

 

Now if those 6,540 folks were really new Granite State residents they would have 60 days to obtain new driver’s licenses. However, as Kobach reported ~

It turns out that, as of August 30, 2017 – nearly ten months after the election – only 1,014 of the 6,540 same-day registrants who registered with an out-of-state license had obtained a New Hampshire driver’s license. The other 5,526 individuals never obtained a New Hampshire driver’s license. And, of those 5,526, only 213 registered a vehicle in New Hampshire.

 

Certainly suspicious enough to warrant a thorough investigation – and just for starters repeal same-day registration. As it was, the election was unquestionably affected by these “new” voters ~

If the presidential contest had been closer and had come down to a margin of three or four electoral college votes, then this voter fraud might have had extraordinary consequences. Regardless, in the Senate contest, it is highly likely that voting by nonresidents changed the result.

 

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It was a report on duplicate voting from the Government Accounting Institute which led President Trump to establish his Advisory Commission on Election Integrity eight months ago. The commission was chaired by Vice President Pence, and the above-mentioned Kris Kobach was one of the group’s leaders.
 
Unfortunately, their requests for data, voting records, etc. from various states where fraud was suspected, were answered with a favorite leftist strategy: lawfare.

 

Von Spakovsky, senior fellow with the Heritage Foundation, along with J. Christian Adams, another member of the commission, discussed these underhanded tactics in a recent article at the Washington Examiner ~

Right off the bat, a third of the states flatly refused to give the commission the voter registration and voter history data we requested—even though it is supposed to be publicly available information. States routinely provide that same data to political parties, candidates, and other third parties.
 
There are only two possible explanations for their refusal: either they were part of the partisan “resist-Trump-at-any-costs movement,” or they were afraid of what we might find.
 
Additionally, a swarm of meritless lawsuits, filed by progressive groups, hobbled our ability to make progress on our assignment.

 
Yeah, when you have to cheat to win elections, of course you have to lie and obfuscate to cover it up ~

The litigation strategy was to force our staff to devote all their time to responding to frivolous lawsuits, thereby sabotaging the commission’s ability to function.

 
And sadly, it worked. But let’s hope this is just a temporary setback. Von Spakovsky Adams conclude their article on a positive note ~

It’s a shame that the commission’s efforts to study and accurately define the problem were thwarted. Well-funded advocacy groups, activist academics, and other individuals who are not credible worked to undermine and sabotage the commission’s work. Those who opposed this civic effort have now forfeited their seat at the table.
 
The good news is that, although the commission has been disbanded, we and others dedicated to protecting our democratic system will continue our work to fix the vulnerabilities in our election process. Those who opposed the commission may delight in its dissolution, but before long they’ll see that advocates of election integrity have more stamina, perseverance, and the support of the people.

 

Preventing, deterring, and prosecuting such fraud is essential to protecting
the integrity of our voting process.
~ The Heritage Foundation

 
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Related:
About that voter fraud…
Voter Fraud Cases from Across the United States ~ Database compiled by the Heritage Foundation includes nearly 1100 occurrences since 2000 (many involve only individuals). They’re not just allegations; most resulted in criminal convictions.

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Another rogue California judge makes stuff up


 

In this week’s episode of “Disorder in the Court,”
we discover yet another rogue federal judge who likes
to make up immigration law as he goes along ~

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Last Tuesday, another extra-constitutional judge in California handed down another ludicrous ruling with regard to immigration law ~

Once again, the judiciary has attempted to shackle President Trump from making his own judgments about how to exercise his own power. The Supreme Court has reversed Judge Alsup’s outlandish rulings on DACA before. And it will do so again.

 

Briefly, Northern California district judge William Alsup declared that the Trump administration must keep Barack Obama’s executive-issued DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program in place; “continue renewing work permits, visas, and Social Security cards for people who, pursuant to law, must be deported.”
 
wmAlsupWriting at National Review Online, law professor Josh Blackman does an excellent job of sorting out this debacle. Here’s some background ~

In 2012, the Obama administration announced an executive action known as DACA. This policy deferred the deportation of the so-called Dreamers — aliens who had entered the United States as minors but were not lawfully present — and granted them work authorization and other federal benefits. Two years later, the president once again turned to the pen and phone to create a similar deferred-action policy for the parents of U.S. citizens. DAPA, as this second program became known, was successfully challenged in court and never went into effect.
 
The Obama administration, by its best lights, determined that DAPA and DACA were lawful. (They weren’t. Because immigration law is the purview of Congress – not of the executive branch) The Trump administration reached the opposite conclusion, and moved to rescind both polices. In a normal world, that decision would have been the end of the matter. But in the Bizarro World we find ourselves in, a federal judge has now informed the Trump administration that it must keep DACA in effect.

 

Alsup’s ruling is in direct conflict with other judges on similar immigration cases. (A district judge in Texas – as well as the Fifth Circuit Court – not only said that Trump had the authority to eliminate DACA, they actually ruled that the executive branch is barred from implementing it.) Furthermore, to reach his outrageous decision, Judge Alsup had to blatantly ignore existing statues and case law. Specifically, as Daniel Horowitz points out ~

 

• Let’s put aside the fact that it is a settled, uninterrupted stream of case law that illegal aliens are considered as if they are outside the country and do not have standing to sue in court. This is why we have administrative immigration judges, given that aliens have no access to Article III courts.
 
• Let’s put aside the fact that 225(b)(2)(A) of the INA requires ICE agents to place all illegal aliens into removal proceedings, so how can a judge say a president must not only allow them to stay but offer them Social Security cards and steal the birthright of Americans?
 
• Let’s put aside the fact that a judge can’t use a president’s political comments on Twitter to decide law, as Judge Alsup did yesterday.
 
• Let’s put aside the fact that 8 U.S. Code §1201(h)(i) stipulates that even a legally issued visa does not “entitle any alien” to be “admitted [into] the United States” and that “T]he consular officer or the Secretary of State may at any time, in his discretion, revoke such visa or other documentation,” even issued pursuant to law, not just a phantom executive order.

 
The good news is, Blackman is confident that Judge Alsup’s decision will ultimately be overturned ~

The Trump administration is well within its power to uproot DACA.
 
The government has already announced it will appeal this ruling. While the Ninth Circuit is unlikely to provide any relief, the Supreme Court has already signaled its dissatisfaction with Judge Alsup’s rulings.

 

Still, it’s a very destructive game these leftists are playing. They deliberately disregard the law, basing their decisions on a desired outcome, on their own political preferences, not on the letter of the law. Even when they know without question that they’ll be overruled by a higher court. Why? Because they’re playing the long game. With each absurd ruling, progressives are working to push the goal markers further to the left. They’re abusing our court system, intentionally wasting time and money, deviously hoping to shift public opinion from right to left wrong, and undermining the Constitution itself.

 
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Related:
San Fran’s lawless sanctuary
Rogue judge: “It’s illegal to ban illegal sanctuary cities”
What do you do when the JUDGE is the one breaking the law? ~ Oregon judge helped a DUI illegal alien escape!
Judge prevents Trump from reversing Obama DACA policy (Updated)
 
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Let’s commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. by working to eradicate slavery

Did you know that on December 29, 2017 President Trump declared January 2018 National Slavery and Human Traffic Prevention Month? No of course you didn’t. That’s just the sort of positive news that the mainstreams suppress. Or simply ignore. Anyway, now that the month is half over it’s nice to know…

During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we recommit ourselves to eradicating the evil of enslavement. Human trafficking is a modern form of the oldest and most barbaric type of exploitation. It has no place in our world. This month we do not simply reflect on this appalling reality. We also pledge to do all in our power to end the horrific practice of human trafficking that plagues innocent victims around the world.

 

It rarely grabs the attention of the mainstreams, but the vile practice of human enslavement has never gone away; it’s just gone underground. In fact according to this WND article, in Jan. 18, 2010 Time magazine reported: “Despite more than a dozen international conventions banning slavery in the past 150 years, there are more slaves today than at any point in human history.”
 
This video from the UK Guardian illustrates the prevalence of this horrid crime ~
 

 
And the United States is far from immune. As the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported in November, police in California are calling human trafficking “the new crack cocaine” ~

The FBI has identified the San Francisco Bay Area, including Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, as one of the three highest-intensity child sex trafficking regions in the country […]

 
Deborah Pembrook, who teaches others about the problem through the Coalition to End Human Trafficking in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties, said trafficking is happening in Santa Cruz County. About 30 percent of the traffickers are women, Pembrook said. Traffickers can be anyone, a trusted family friend to gang members immersed in organized crime. The trafficked may appear to be the criminal, such as a drug dealer. And many trafficking victims are so traumatized by the abnormal lifestyle, they struggle to find a way out and relapse, Pembrook said.
 
Pembrook said, of the 25 forms of human trafficking observed by the Polaris Project, an initiative that defines human trafficking as a form of slavery and a “multibillion dollar criminal industry,” most have been observed in Santa Cruz County. Those include escort services, illicit massage, strip clubs and cantinas, pornography and covert crimes disguised by traveling sales, commercial cleaning services and restaurant work. She said human trafficking has not been observed locally in manufacturing industries or people trafficked from recreational areas.
 
Many victims of human trafficking are branded like animals. Their tattoos, which Pembrook showed on a projector screen, may be phrases stating they belong to someone. Detective Laurel Schonfield, who works human trafficking and other cases, said one of the photos depicting a cheetah tattoo was taken in a case that has linked tips of trafficking from Santa Cruz County to Florida. She said the crimes have no boundaries.

 

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I don’t know what the Left is doing to commemorate MLK Day (greivance-mongering? re-opening old wounds?) but the Trump administration is calling attention to the tragedy of human trafficking and implementing pro-active measures to help put an end to evil practice ~
 

• Pres. Trump signed an Executive Order (February 2017) to dismantle transnational criminal organizations, including those that perpetuate the crime of human trafficking.
• An Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons has enhanced collaboration with other nations, businesses, civil society organizations, and survivors of human trafficking.
• The Department of Health and Human Services has established a new national training and technical assistance center to strengthen our healthcare industry’s anti-trafficking response.
• The Department of State has contributed $25 million to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, because of the critical need for cross-nation collaborative action to counter human trafficking.
• The Department of Labor has released an innovative, business-focused mobile app that supports private-sector efforts to eradicate forced labor from global supply chains.
• Earlier this month Trump signed into law S. 1536, the Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act and S. 1532, the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act which will ~

… keep those who commit trafficking offenses from operating commercial vehicles, improve anti-human trafficking coordination within Federal agencies and across State and local governments, and improve efforts to recognize, prevent, and report human trafficking.

 
Wouldn’t it be nice if the network news would get around to sharing positive news like this on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and encourage others to fight this sourge? Don’t hold your breath.

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As an aside, here’s how some on the Left would rather recognize MLK Day ~

Student Newspaper Mocks White People for MLK Day ~ Rice University’s ‘Thresher’ publishes crude ‘satire,’ justifies racism against caucasians…

Guilt-free MLK Day Pass Hey there, white people! We know you have the day off to celebrate someone who managed to beat your system.
 
Don’t despair – for the low price of eternal shame you can spend these 24 hours doing something productive like beating off in a sock and wondering whatever happened to your 8th-grade girlfriend. You’re disgusting.

Never mind though. It’s supposed to be satire. LOL. :roll:

 
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Related:
Just a thought; maybe these fragile college snowflakes could help provide “safe spaces” for victims of human trafficking? ~ Surreal as is sounds, most college students actually think America invented slavery!

Trafficking in Persons Report 2017 ~ From the State Department

The Fight to End Global Slavery – by E. Benjamin Skinner (fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School)

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Iranians aren’t just protesting… many are converting to Christianity

As evidence that the Left doesn’t really think everyone is endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights (in particular life and liberty), witness their obvious indifference to the Iranian protests. Hundreds of thousands are standing up to a theocratic regime, risking their lives for freedom from tyranny ~
 
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People initially took to the streets to voice economic grievances and protest government corruption, harsh economic conditions for ordinary people, and a high youth unemployment rate.
 
However, as more Iranians joined the protest since December 28, protestors focused less on economic issues and more on demanding fundamental political reform in Iran. They reject their government’s policy of supporting terrorists in countries like Syria while ignoring economic hardship at home. They call for the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to step down and for “death to the Revolutionary Guards,” a powerful military force loyal to him.

 
… Yet here in the West, the folks who claim that Trump is a fascist seem to be siding with a fascist government – against its own people. Just like Obama did in 2009 as Helen Raleigh, writing at The Federalist, reminds us ~

While protesters were shedding blood on Iranian streets, President Obama ordered the Central Intelligence Agency to sever contact with and material support to the Iranian opposition. He also ended U.S. programs to document Iranian human rights abuses. He even wrote letters to Khamenei assuring him the United States was not trying to overthrow him.

 
In case anyone has forgotten, Iran hasn’t lost its position as the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism ~

The current Iranian regime represents an existential threat to not only the United States but all of western civilization. Had we supported the opposition in 2009 and they succeeded, a real fundamental political reform could have taken place in Iran, and a truly free and democratic Iran could one day have become an ally in peace, rather than a continued threat.

 

There’s another compelling reason we should be supporting the effort to oust this Islamist regime. It’s sort of a story behind the protest story, that no one is really covering ➡ Iranian Muslims are converting to Christianity at an unprecedented pace; a remarkable development that just might be a factor in this rising protest movement ~

It remains one of the best kept secrets in the world. Iranian Muslims are converting to Christianity at an unprecedented pace, perhaps by the thousands every day.

 
In a country of some 75 million people, Iran is reported to have 3 million Christians, which may not sound like a huge number until you realize that the penalty for conversion from Islam is often death. According to Mohabat News, Muslim clerics find these numbers quite disturbing – which is excellent news :) ~

Christianity has been growing at an exponential rate in the last couple of decades in Iran, causing the Islamic government a great deal of concern. In a most recent expression of their distress, one of the high profile Islamic seminary officials, Ayatollah Alavi Boroujerdi, stated “accurate reports indicate that the youth are becoming Christians in Qom and attending house churches”.
 
This high rate of conversion of Iranian youth to Christianity is in spite of rigorous Islamic indoctrination of the youth in their families and educational system. The Islamic government of Iran dedicates massive budgets to the support of Islamic organizations that promote Islam among the youth within and without Iran’s borders. Such efforts to attract Iranian youth is much more noticeable in Islamic cities such as Mashhad and Qom. Regardless of such efforts, Iranian youth seem to become increasingly distant from Islam, which is a cause of great concern for the Iranian Islamic government.

 
Despite the fact that Iran currently ranks #10 on Open Doors’ World Watch list of countries where persecution is harshest, Iranians have become the Muslim people most open to the gospel in the Middle East ~
 

 

The faith of these Muslim-background believers is truly inspiring; they’re “happy” to be beaten for being a Christian, it’s a “pleasure” to be persecuted for the Lord – Amazing!
 

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By all reliable accounts, Iranians want back the country they had before the regressive 1979 Iranian Revolution – not the iron-fisted theocracy they’re suffering under today. An it’s undeniable that many of them yearn for the freedom to worship as they choose – even Jesus Christ. As Helen Raleigh says, “America has the moral obligation to stand up for and stand by people who are thirsty for freedom and want to take charge of their own destiny.”

 

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Please pray for the people and nation of Iran. Ask the Lord for ~
 
• Many more people in Iran to give their lives to Christ.
• Endurance and joy for Christians in Iran suffering in prison for their ministry—many have testified to sensing the prayers of the global church while imprisoned.
• More trained leaders to serve as evangelists, church planters, and pastors to disciple the many new Iranian believers.
 
Persecution threatened to wipe out Iran’s tiny church. Instead, by God’s mighty hand, His church is growing rapidly. Praise him!
 
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Related:
The Iranian rebellion the world wants to ignore ~ from the UK Spectator ~ Six hundred people have already been arrested and dozens killed. Civilians don’t stand a chance.

5 things Trump can do to spark regime change in Iran ~ Strike while the iron is hot. ~ Excellent analysis and advice

Iran’s Bluster Is Just Fear of Trump — and Revolution ~ (2-10-17) ~

The regime is intensely worried that the Trump team is preparing serious action. The mullahs know that if America moves, most Iranians will try to bring down the regime.

The Middle East’s Courageous Christians ~ “More Muslims have come to faith in Christ in the Middle East in just the last 10-15 years than in all of the last 14 centuries!”
Muslims Are Converting to Christianity in Record Numbers
Five Things You Need to Know About the Protests in Iran ~ Some background and details about the protests from the ACLJ (American Center for Law and Justice) ~

The Trump Administration is doing the right thing by publicly expressing support for the protestors. People who long for freedom and who are willing to risk everything to gain it notice what the United States government says. The support of our government, and that of the American people, can do much to encourage the Iranian people and increase their morale and their courage. Other Western nations must also publicly and practically offer support to the protestors.

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Distracted by sh**holes, mainstreams ignore Trump’s masterful immigration meeting

Pretending to be aghast at Trump’s alleged use of the term – pardon my French – “sh**hole” (in reference to third-world, poverty-ridden countries run by corrupt tyrants) the mainstreams, like a bunch of unsupervised kids on the playground, have been giddily repeating the expletive for days now. [Remember when they reacted the same way to Obama’s use of the word “sh**show,” with regard to Libya, two years ago? Me neither.]
 
But as with most of their pearl-clutching drama, the MSM’s overreaction is probably calculated to distract from much more significant events – like the president’s immigration meeting last Tuesday ~

Journalists were surprised by President Donald Trump’s transparency after he opened the doors to reporters during a bipartisan meeting with congressional leaders on Tuesday.

 

In the following video Michael Knowles points out just how masterfully the president managed the discussion. In particular, contrasting Trump’s leadership skills in a meeting like this, with Obama’s typically petty and contentious behavior in a similar situation. It’s difficult to imagine BHO even hosting such an open forum, much less presiding in such an evenhanded way ~
 
The Art Of The Deal: A Play-By-Play ~ Michael Knowles analyzes Trump’s Jan. 9th live White House meeting on immigration

The King of Reality TV just gave us one of his best episodes yet. We’ll break down the DACA meeting scene by scene, line by line:

 

Relevant portion of video ends around the 25 min. mark

 
Donald Trump comes across as a knowledgeable, skilled negotiator in this video; presidential even. So of course we can understand why the partisan mainstreams prefer to be faux-outraged over some too-coarse verbiage – parroting the word endlessly – rather than engage in some actual honest reporting.
 
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Updated: 1-14-18 ~
After another look at the video, I’m pretty sure that by indignantly accusing the president of throwing around the sh**hole word, Dick Durbin and his fellow Democrats were not only yellling “squirrel!” but also vindictively reacting to the way Trump, with his skillful boardroom tactics, was able to make them look like the miserable poltroons they are. 😀
 
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Related:
President Trump’s Remark on [Expletive] Countries: Another Chance for Insufferable Virtue-Signaling

April Ryan Relays Plan for People to Call Airlines and Book Flights to ‘S-Hole’ Countries

Of Crudeness and Truth ~ Thoughts on President Trump’s latest verbal tempest

West African: Trump is Right, Africa is a Continent of Sh*t ~

“President Donald Trump is absolutely right. Africa is a continent of sh*t,” says Mamady Traore, a 30-year-old sociologist in the West African nation of Guinea. “When you have heads of state who mess with the constitutions to perpetuate their power. When you have rebel factions that kill children, disembowel women as saints, who mutilate innocent civilians. Frankly, it must be said that it’s crap.”

TRUTH: If Certain Nations Weren’t ‘Sh*tholes,’ Their People Wouldn’t Be Flooding HERE ~ Reality Check video from Brittany Hughes at MRCTV

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Saturday Shorts – 1-13-18

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

 
These pictures of Iraq 60 years ago will make you wish you lived thereBasra was known as the ‘Venice of the Middle East’ ~ Before the Islamists took over, Iraq was living in the 20th century with the rest of us.
 
Canadians Shocked When Minimum Wage Hike Negatively Impacts Workers ~ Wait – what? Interfering with the free market is actually a bad thing? :roll: When will progressives ever get it? ~

(A)s soon as the new mandatory minimum went into effect on January 1st, big employers of largely unskilled, lower wage workers responded in the only way available to them. They began cutting costs, starting with perks and benefits, but also reducing hours and even laying off workers. This left many “living wage” advocates in Canada shocked and dismayed. (MSN)

 
Treehouse appeal goes to Supreme Court ~ An interesting case (The Supremes haven’t yet agreed to review it.). Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen who run a rental property called Angelinos Sea Lodge on Anna Maria Island on Florida’s west coast were initially told by the city that their treehouse wouldn’t require a building permit. Apparently it did. Now the city says it has to go. ~

If the treehouse ultimately has to go, there’s a lurking irony for the couple. To take down the structure, they’ll need the one thing they didn’t have before they began putting it up: a city permit.

 
Email from a Muslim: “Anyone who doesn’t understand that living conditions under Islam are intolerable is simply blind to reality” ~ From a young woman whose family was able to escape the ****hole of Pakistan ~

In an Islamic Society, no one, not even children are safe. In schools, they resorted to violence to get students to behave […]
 
When I visited in 2003 at the age of 5, I saw some very disturbing things. In an Islamic society, I felt very unsafe. There were gangs around to assault people. No industrialization. Streets were dirty. Thugs everywhere. In homes, there were not any toilets. Using the bathroom was gross. All of this was a result of lack of freedom.

 
‘How is This Legal?’ Victims Urge Congress to Take a Stand Against Internet Sex Trafficking ~ Introduced by Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, or SESTA, would prevent those who use the web to traffic adults and minors from escaping liability ~

Lauren Hersh, a former New York City prosecutor, left her job to become an advocate for victims when she saw the shift to online trafficking and a shortage of laws regulating the new marketplace. Hersh now works as the director of World Without Exploitation.
 
“I guess for the last six, maybe six and a half years I’ve been yelling at the computer screen saying, ‘How is this possible? How is this legal watching young people being sold day in and day out? And websites making huge amounts of money from it?'” questioned Hersh.

Libertarians (who automatically oppose most legislation) claim that SESTA is unnecessary, but proponents assert ~

The act won’t limit civil liberties. It will strike a blow to the illegal sex trade and stop tech companies from profiting from human pain […]
 
The language in the bill was narrowly crafted to apply only to those who have knowingly engaged in online sex trafficking. It does not limit the controversial or critical online speech protected by the first amendment.

 
WV pastor: Let’s have debate, Facebook, over ‘hate’ ~ This craziness needs to stop! Mis-characterizing truth about homosexuality as hate speech results in angry death treats for the offenders ~

(Pastor) Penkoski’s ongoing dispute with homosexual activists grew so dangerous to his safety over the summer that law enforcement authorities advised him to move his family.
 
Penkoski says he personally knows what constitutes “hate speech,” because he receives it constantly. “Telling somebody that they should go kill themselves, that they don’t deserve to live,” he complains. […]
 
“We don’t call them any names. We don’t use any derogatory terms to describe people,” Penkoski insists, referring to his preaching against homosexuality. “We don’t wish harm on anyone, ever.”

 
YouTube continues to restrict many PragerU videos ~ Please sign this petition to help fight back against monopolistic media censorship ~

There is no excuse for Google and YouTube censoring and restricting any PragerU videos, which are produced with the sole intent of educating people of all ages about America’s founding values. We need your help to tell YouTube that their restriction of our videos is wrong. Join the thousands of Americans who value the free exchange of ideas.

 

BACKFIRE: Why the Sexual Harassment Revolution FAILED ~ Kevin Jackson (TheBlackSphere.net), political commentator, talk radio host, points out the hypocrisy behind the harasser witch hunt ~

What we’ve learned about the Women’s Movement is women were complicit in hurting other women. They ALL knew what was happening […]
 
Hollywood, a system run by Leftists. Women created these male bullies, and were all too happy to get ahead in the system, then run interference for these bullies.

 
Women Are Not Powerless; They’re Misguided ~ Another truth bomb from another black man. Mychal Massie is rightly offended by the lack of respect the liberal women have for themselves ~

Those like (April) Ryan (White House correspondent), Don Lemon (CNN host), and every liberal woman and in no few instances conservative women, must be held accountable for the zeitgeist of whoredom perpetuated with Hollywood, the music industry, and as has now been shown within Congress, political circles, and the mainstream media both print and cable. And I submit that they must be held accountable because they value their so-called careers more than they do their dignity and self-esteem.

 
Teaching Children Not to Come in From the Cold ~ Dealing with adversity. How winter weather can remind us that life isn’t supposed to be all warm and fuzzy ~

Cruel are those who desire that children be shielded from all suffering and misfortune. Such children will enter the world unprepared for the trials that inevitably await them. They will experience resentment and rage because they believe misfortunes to be unfair (and they often are unfair).
 
They will feel entitled to all benefits without the effort of meriting them. These poor children will suffer much more than those who embrace misfortune. They will melt like snowflakes before adversity. They will resort to drugs and addictions as a means to escape the reality of life’s misfortunes. They will come in from the least cold.

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Media kicks God out of sports coverage

Watching last Monday night’s National College Football Championship I’ll admit I was rooting for the underdog, Georgia. And for most of the game everything was going their way. But never count the Crimson Tide out.
 
After starting quarterback Jalen Hurts turned in a lackluster first half, head coach Nick Saban replaced him with back-up QB Tua [Tuanigamanuolepola :) ] Tagovailoa. (Imagine learning to spell that name in kindergarten!) A true freshman from Hawaii, Tagovailoa turned in an inspired performance! Playing with amazing poise under pressure he helped Alabama reverse a 0-13 halftime score and led them to a final, overtime victory of 26-23 with a stunning 41-yard touchdown pass ~
 
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Saban’s quarterback switch to Tagovailoa proved genius in the end, though, with the freshman phenom throwing the walk-off touchdown in overtime to beat Georgia 26-23. Tagovailoa finished with 166 yards passing and three touchdowns to one interception.

Source: Ben Kercheval/CBS Sports

 
But what impressed me more than Tua’s feats on the field were his remarks immediately following the game when his first reaction was to thank God for his acomplishments ~

“Excuse me,” Tua Tagovailoa said as he was interviewed by ESPN. “First and foremost, I’d just like to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. With him, all things are possible. That’s what happened tonight.”
 
“All glory goes to God,” Tagovailoa said later in the interview. “I can’t describe what He’s done for me and my family. Who would have ever thought I would have been here, right now in this moment. So, you know, thank God for that, and I’d just like to thank my teammates and coach Saban for giving me the opportunity.”

 
If you weren’t watching the championship live, this may be the first time you’re aware of his acknowledgement. That’s thanks to a sports media that is every bit as anti-God as the mainstreams. Tagovailoa’s praise for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is notably missing from most reportage on the game.
 

What makes this omission more of a trend, than simply an isolated oversight, is the fact that it happens all the time. Here was another example just the other day ~ Steelers Linebacker Gives God Credit for Healing After Injury: Mainstream Media Deletes It.
 
RShazierDuring a December 4th game against Cincinnati, Pittsburg Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier sustained what looked to be a very scary spinal injury. Just over a month later he’s made significant progress and – as Nancy Flory at The Stream reports – he is praising God for the improvement. This was Shazier’s Jan. 10th Instagram post ~

I want to thank the Lord for the first downs that he has been allowing me to achieve. The touchdown is going to come in his timing, but today was a first down. I was finally able to make it to practice with my teammates. It’s great to be back for practices and meetings. Just to be able to feel a part of it means the world. So I’m working harder than I ever have to get back. Ive been making strides over the past month and continue to make progress. Taking it day-by-day, but I’m far from done. The Lord has not finished his work yet. I want to say thank you to the fans and Steelers Nation for the prayers. If it wasn’t for my family, friends and your prayers I wouldn’t be were (sic) I am now. They have lifted me and my family through this journey and I ask for you to continue praying for me, as I continue to work daily on improving my health. #Shalieve#Steelers#prayfor50

 
But once again the mainstream media accounts deliberately ignored any references to the Lord in their reports ~

The Washington Post mutilated Shazier’s quote and reported that Shazier “promised that the ‘touchdown is going to come.’” […]
 
WaPo also deleted Shazier’s sentence, “The Lord has not finished His work yet.” They further chose not to print Shazier’s references to the Lord in the beginning of the tweet.
 
According to CBN, The Associated Press also deleted references to God or the Lord in its reporting.

 

Weird eh? You’d almost think these secularists thought the Constitution guaranteed freedom from religion instead of freedom of religion.
 
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Related:
Clemson’s divine victory ~ The media overlooked Clemson’s faith in God and the fact that they gave all glory to Him for their victory over Alabama last year.

Why is YouTube censoring God?

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Bernie supporters love the new Republican tax plan

These groupthink victims have all the progressive soundbites memorized. Too bad they’re so woefully misinformed ~

 

 
But at least when they’re hit with the facts – these folks at least -were not unwilling to reconsider their opinions. Maybe there’s hope…

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Saturday Shorts – 1-6-17

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

 
Conservative Lawmaker Demands Answers to These 18 Questions About Russia, FBI ~ Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is valiantly trying to get to the bottom of the Christopher Steele/Fusion GPS/Trump Dossier debacle, the Clintons’ collusion and any illegal FBI/DOJ involvement. Americans deserve to know the truth – these charlatans answer to us.

 
5 things Trump can do to spark regime change in Iran ~ Unlike the Obama administration, Trump’s seems inclined to help promote real freedom and democracy in Iran ~

For the past 15 years, we have expended trillions of dollars and lost thousands of lives fighting the wrong battles, refereeing Islamic civil wars that did not benefit our national interests. In some cases, such as our involvement in Iraq, we actually helped our mortal enemy, Iran. But by using effective tools of statecraft, we can help orchestrate regime change in the one place that actually needs it.

 
Cotton Statement on Iranian Protests ~ Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) ~ is on the right side of history ~

“Even after the billions in sanctions relief they secured through the nuclear deal, the ayatollahs still can’t provide for the basic needs of their own people-perhaps because they’ve funneled so much of that money into their campaign of regional aggression in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen. The protests in Mashhad show that a regime driven by such a hateful ideology cannot maintain broad popular support forever, and we should support the Iranian people who are willing to risk their lives to speak out against it.”

 
SCIENCE : Earth To Become A Desert – Again ~ The climate-change circus never ends ~

Climate scientists need their funding, and no lie is too big for them any more.

 
Attorney General Sessions to end Obama-era policy that let legal pot flourish ~ Just like sanctuary cities and states, individual states that legalize marijuana are in violation of the Constitution, so the AG is simply doing his job ~

“I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store. And I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin crisis by legalizing marijuana – so people can trade one life-wrecking dependency for another that’s only slightly less awful,” Sessions told law enforcement officials in March. “Our nation needs to say clearly once again that using drugs will destroy your life.”

 
So Libertarians of course are suddenly all whining for their pot. But it turns out it’s not all fun and games – especially when it comes to young people ~

“The Other Side of Cannabis” ~ This is a documentary trying to get the truth out ~

(It was) created by ordinary citizens with no political or economic affiliations or interests, other than bringing attention to the negative effects of marijuana on our youth–adolescents, teenagers and young adults whose brains are still forming.

 
The top 10 undercovered news stories of 2017 ~ Mostly good news about Trumps’s achievements, stock market soaring, economy up, ISIS down, etc.. Plenty of fake news stories though — to distract from the really important stuff?
 
More positive news the mainstreams missed ~ Food Stamp Enrollment Drops by 2 Million Under Trump ~

Participation in the program is at its lowest level since 2010, when 40,302,000 people enrolled in the program.

 
SJW Assault Boosts Sales of Donald J Thump Bunny Picture ~ Book ~ Too funny! Gotta get a copy or two of this little gem 😀

At first we thought ‘That’s libelous.’ But then we realized ‘This is great.’ So many people saw the attack and came to our defense. It’s what gave our sales their velocity.
 
You could say we learned our lesson from Donald Trump himself. He takes all that negativity and crap and spins it into gold. – Brett Smith, creative director of “Thump”

 
Productive Skills, Not College Degrees, Key to Economic Prosperity ~ Jarrett Skorup at Michigan Capitol Confidential explains that wealth creation is not dependent on a more people with college degrees, but more people with productivity, ingenuity and creativity.
 
New Study Proves Gender Is Not a Social Construct ~ You mean research actually confirms reality? ~

Social constructs do exist. Things like driving on the right side of the road instead of the left, saying “please” and “thank you,” the length of a work day, and the names we call our family members. But the fact that innate gender differences exist is not one of them.

 
Fascism And Communism ~ Walter Williams explains why leftists are inevitably attracted to totalitarianism

 
Snowstorm Reality: What Churches Do When it’s Too Cold To Go to Church ~ Taking advantage of the latest technology ~

(A) number of pastors are turning to Facebook Live to share messages during periods of extreme weather when most can’t physically make it to the church. Others will tape a message and put it on their website.

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For the 12th day of Christmas…

threewiseguysThe 12th Day of Christmas, January 6th, is known as the Feast of the Epiphany; the date when Christians celebrate the visit of the Three Kings to the Christ child. James M. Kushiner (Executive Director, The Fellowship of St. James) describes the profound significance of this event – for all of mankind ~

The magi, representing the nations, who have been in the error of darkness and idolatry, are shown a star, a light in the heavens from God, to lead them to Christ, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary. They see “the light of Christ’s face.” St. Paul writes that the light of the knowledge of the glory of God shines in the face of Christ. (2 Cor. 4:6)

 
The vision of space without any starlight is a grim and bitterly cold emptiness, a black void. Man seeks light and warmth. Each point of light, each star, is seen from billions of miles away, so powerful and penetrating is the power and reach of light into the vast regions of what would otherwise remain darkness. The Milky Way shimmers in the night sky while we sleep in the earth’s shadow.

 
The light of Christ is the Light by which we have been able to fathom so much of this universe, that is, through the Logos and power of reason and language of which he is the Source.

 
But his Light is not only rational; it is moral. Surely, is there anyone who can honestly say and rightly assert that the Person of Jesus, as revealed to us from conception to death and resurrection, does anything other than shed light on the true condition of man and point the way to healing–to repentance, forgiveness, mercy, kindness, gentleness, humility, self-control, peace, joy, and love?

 
Men’s resistance to this Christ is sometimes from ignorance, lack of witness, or false witness by those who say they represent him. Make no mistake: the world cries in darkness without Christ, regardless of how it may appear from space at night, regardless of how much electricity flows illuminating our streets, buildings, offices, sports arenas, cinema screens, laptops, smartphones and interior spaces. There is much darkness when men seek first their own “star power” through mammon, power, sex, comfort, and seek not first the Kingdom of Heaven.

 

Christ is God’s gift to the world; upon those who sat in darkness, a light has dawned! We shall become, through Christ, shining like the stars of heaven.

 
And behold–see! Magi from the east come to worship him and offer him gifts. Wise men, indeed.

 
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Global warming suspended by reality

Isn’t it weird that the global warming alarmists seem to have all gone into hibernation now that more than half the country is experiencing icy, snowy, sub-zero, record-setting conditions? I think when the facts hit them in the face with a literal blast of arctic air, their brains freeze over. Never fear, they’ll be back with the warmist hysteria as soon as they thaw out – all actual evidence to the contrary.
 
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James Delingpole, climate realist and author of Watermelons: How Environmentalists are Killing the Planet, Destroying the Economy and Stealing Your Children’s Future and The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism: The Left’s Plan to Frighten Your Kids, Drive Up Energy Costs, and Hike Your Taxes! believes that – especially with Donald Trump in the White House now – it’s high time to kill this whole climate change hoax once and for all ~ 30 Trillion Reasons Why the Green Blob Must Die in 2018 ~

Over the last year, I’ve written quite a bit about how the entire global warming industry is basically a junk-science-fuelled scam and the biggest financial and scientific scandal in the history of the world.

 
Delingpole discusses the coercive actions that a self-righteous group of financial institutions (Climate Action 100+) have planned for climate offenders, as if they’re self-appointed Green enforcers ~

225 financial institutions — among them names like Rockefeller Asset Management, Schroders, Skandia and Deutsche Asset Management — vow to police the companies in which they invest for environmental correctness […]
 
If this sounds like so much harmless corporate and social responsibility guff let me tell you the scary part: these people currently have $26.3 trillion in assets under management. That is equivalent in value to just over one-third of the entire current global economy.

 
The standards these pompous environmental police have established for offenders are based on the same pseudo-science that’s behind the whole global warming movement ~

What are these companies emitting, exactly? Toxic waste? Poisonous fumes? Distilled essence of industrial effluvia and metastasizing cancer? Nope. The regulations on pollution — in the West, at least — are rightly stringent. But what these “worst-emitting” companies are emitting is nothing more deadly than the harmless trace gas which helps plants to grow: carbon dioxide […]
 
There is no credible evidence whatsoever of catastrophic or unprecedented climate change caused by human carbon dioxide emissions. The only threat so far is a fantastical one which exists only in activist scientists’ discredited computer models, which are increasingly divergent from observed real-world temperatures.

 

It’s pretty darn scary to realize that these banksters have the extralegal ability to force private businesses to comply with a scientific hoax. That used to be called extortion didn’t it?

(T)he people most benefiting from the climate scam are the embodiment of (the) liberal elite. Just like those banks that were too big to fail, just like those clever Collateralized Debt Obligation packages which they used to bury toxic debt ever deeper into the financial system knowing that in the end it would be ordinary Joes who would have to pay, the climate industrial complex is just another manifestation of the liberal elite’s Enron-style shakedown of the “little people” like you and me.

 
We should be ever grateful that President Trump got the U.S. out of that bogus, illegal Paris Climate Treaty. But the battle with the alarmists goes on, until they’re all exposed for the charlatans they are.

 
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Related:
The Frozen U.S. Is Paying a Terrible Price for Green Lies
Failed Amstrup polar bear predictions have climate change community in a panic
Global Warming: Fake News from the Start ~

(A)n increasing number of climate scientists now conclude that there is no empirical evidence of human-caused global warming; there are only computer model speculations that humans are causing it and every forecast made using these models since 1990 has been wrong.

The Left has turned “science” into lunacy, discrediting all science with the eventual goal of dominating the planet and enslaving the people ~ The future looks bleak if this anti-science fraud isn’t exposed soon ~

By 2010, U.S. government agencies like the EPA and others began to churn out politically motivated anti-science data that refuted the fact-based research being done by champions of evidence-based science. And because they were government agencies, most believed them instead of the evidence-based scientists who were trying to sound the alarm bell and expose the charlatans for what they were: Anti-science quacks who were using their positions of power to manufacture environmental data that supported their policies of population control, deindustrialization and the destruction of the world’s only successful economic model, capitalism, upon which the United States was built.

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