Saturday Shorts – 2-25-17

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

 
Yes, Childhood Sexual Abuse Often Does Contribute to Homosexuality ~ Michael Brown’s response to the Milo Yiannopoulos controversyc over pedophilia; stuff the LGBTQ community doesn’t really want to hear ~

(W)hen it comes to homosexuality, it is taboo to connect childhood sexual abuse with subsequent gay identity since: 1) this would contradict the “born gay” myth; and 2) it would underscore the fact that homosexual attractions are not natural and positive.
 
As explained candidly by the lesbian feminist and academic Camille Paglia, “Every single gay person I know has some sort of drama going on, back in childhood. Something was happening that we’re not allowed to ask about anymore.” (She was speaking of bad relationships with parents as well as sexual abuse or other factors.)

 
How to Get Away With Murder ~ Joseph Bottum at the Washington Free Beacon discusses the doctors of death Kermit Gosnell and Jack Kevorkian and why it took so long to stop the killings.
 
MSU to Ban Whiteboards from Dorm Doors to Reduce Bullying ~ Michigan State Spartans losing the battle with reality? How unfortunate; they’ve never been taught self-control, so they can’t be expected to control themselves now ~

Make no mistake: Racism and sexism are disgusting, and it is important to take steps to eradicate them. But at the same time, it’s also important to know when you’re doing something completely useless based on an idiotic line of logic — and it seems like MSU could use some help in that area.

 
Solar Homes use more grid electricity than non-solar homes ~ Escpecially when the GOVERNMENT is in charge – at least that what Aussies are discovering ~

In other words, subsidized solar panels could mean that the people who pay the subsidies use less electricity than the people who get the subsidy and the panels. It also means the poor, who can’t pay for panels, have to go without more often.
 
Playing God with markets doesn’t have to be this hard. If the price of electricity is the largest influence on behaviour, the government could have just slapped on a bigger electricity tax, and that would have cut electricity use across the board. Thousands of people wouldn’t have wasted millions of dollars installing solar panels. The money would have helped the state government provide a service that was more useful than weather-unchanging-electronic-panels. Queensland could have had more healthcare, more holidays or less debt, instead they changed the color of their electrons.

 
Disgusting Prime Time Television Show Has Children Playing Into the Hands of Jezebel ~ From Charisma News’ description of “The Mick” – “disgusting” is putting it mildly. Just say “no” to Fox’s newest comedy series.

 
No one will hire girl with Down syndrome. So she starts her own cookie baking business! ~ Inspiring :)

According to her website, colletteys.com, Collette’s vision is to expand her business significantly and to employ other people who, just like her, have had a difficult time finding a job.

 
The fruits of Obama’s nuclear diplomacy with Iran; that really worked out well ~ Iran Warns Trump Against Disclosing Secret Iran Deal Documents ~

Senior Iranian officials are warning the Trump administration about disclosing secret deals related to the nuclear deal that have long been hidden from the public by the Obama administration, according to recent comments that prompted pushback from senior sources on Capitol Hill.

And of course they still want to kill the Jews ~ Iran’s Khamenei Calls for “Holy Intifada” to Destroy Israeli “Cancer”

 
The Dire Cost of Europe’s Multiculturalism ~ The ongoing battle between the elite ruling class – and regular citizens ~

The extent to which the multiculturalist European Union (EU) elites will go to suppress free speech in the interest of promoting non-European immigration is astonishing and alarming. It means that Middle Eastern Arabs and South Asian Muslims are immune from prosecution and deportations, despite committing rapes on native European children and adult women. When a sane voice is raised, as in the case of Netherlands Geert Wilders, it is penalized […]
The elitist of the EU have seen a rise in nativist protest movements throughout the European continent. The voiceless people of the states of the European Union have been forced to adopt multiculturalism and political correctness as their new civil religion, and their dissenting voices are now being squashed by a series of measures that amount to the curtailment of free speech […]
 
While Germany is on its way to committing demographic and cultural suicide with the admission of millions of Middle Eastern and African migrants, Sweden is already there. The people of Sweden are allowing its radical leftist governing parties and its equally pandering press to expedite their national demise.

 
This ingenious slave literally mailed himself to freedom ~ I know Black History Month is almost over but just stumbled across this gem – what a great true story!
 

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An Ephesians 6:12 moment

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness
of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places.

~ Ephesians 6:12 ~
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Up-date: 2-25-17 ~

Witches Seek Curse On President Trump; Christians Respond With Spiritual Warfare Prayer ~

If the early Christians could pray even for Roman rulers who persecuted them, how much more should we pray for political leaders whom we have a hand in choosing. But the call to prayer is even more urgent now, when some occultists who oppose President Trump have started to gather to do him harm — calling for people to perform a ritual to curse President Trump, “bind” him and eventually remove him from office […]
 

As Rolling Stone reports, one group of Christians is performing spiritual warfare of its own to combat the spells — and calling all Christians to do the same. The Christian Nationalist Alliance, on their website, has declared a Day of Prayer for each of the spell-casting days.
 

This is a declaration of spiritual war and it requires a response. … We beseech all Christian soldiers to answer this call to action by reading from Psalm 23. We ask you to join us in praying for the strength of our nation, our elected representatives and for the souls of the lost who would take up Satanic arms against us.

 
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If you have any doubt as to which side the anti-Trump “Resisters” are on check this out ➡ Witches target Trump with mass occult ritual ~

Exorcists, witches and occultists “in a number of magical groups” are announcing plans for a ritual designed to “bind Donald Trump and all who abet him.”
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It’s to happen Friday (tonight) at midnight at a variety of locations across the nation, and again every month until Donald Trump is no longer in office.
 
The rite, requiring a stub of a candle, a pin, salt, matches, a tarot card, a feather and other odds and ends, calls on spirits to ensure President Trump will “fail utterly.” It also includes burning a picture of the commander in chief, visualizing him “blowing apart into dust or ash.” […]
 
Among the various spirits invoked are the “demons of the infernal realms.”

 

In the past when we’ve been in the midst of war, strife, a national tragedy or calamity, Americans relexively reached out to God Almighty for strength and deliverance ~
 
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And now? Now we actually have witches attempting to hinder a president of the United States from governing the country?!
 

Think it’s just for chuckles? They don’t. Here are some recent headlines as evidence that the dark side is growing bolder all the time ~

 
Satanic Temple brings ‘Satan Club’ to elementary school
They Weren’t Kidding: After-School Satan Clubs Are Now Organizing Across the Country
The Satanic In High Places
Satanism, Child Torture, Mind Control — What is on Hollywood’s Mind?
Satanists Fight Ohio Bill to Ban Abortions Because Unborn Children “Have No Soul”
Satanic Temple vows to defy new Texas law on respectful handling of aborted babies ~

Some Satanists also have been protesting a new Texas rule that requires aborted babies’ bodies to be cremated or buried. Last week, Satanist leader Jex Blackmore urged people to send semen-soaked socks and rags, a potentially illegal activity, to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s office to protest the new rule.

 

Could they get much more irreverent or disgusting? Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries is exactly correct in stating that…

“The left is mesmerized by issues that tear down and that grieve the heart of God. Donald Trump doesn’t have the power to neutralize these people and their agenda, but he is trying to make significant inroads to stop the tremendous slide to the dark side in America. He has some solid Bible-believing Christians at his side. Together they can make a huge difference and repair some of the damage done by evildoers.”

 

Donald J. Trump may or may not be a believer – only God know his heart. And only God’s grace can protect him from evil, raise him up as a force for good. Please join the spiritual fight against wickedness ~
 

Almighty God, You are sovereign. You are Ordainer, Creator and Sustainer – all of life is upheld by Your right hand. Today I pray for our nation’s leaders – especially President Trump – trusting that You are in charge of all the happenings of this world. Grant our leaders to fear You, to earnestly seek Your face, and to walk in the knowledge of Jesus’ saving work. Change hard hearts and bless our nation with trusting faith. Deliver us from evil. Amen

 
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Related:
There is going to be a witch spell vs. Christian prayer showdown over Trump’s mortal fate ~ @ Midnight Feb. 24th

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DAPL protest camp dismantled

Last month, in a move applauded by consumers like myself who like their fuel to be affordable, President Trump signed executive actions to advance construction on both Keystone XL and the Dakota Access oil pipelines ~

The order directed “the acting secretary of the Army to expeditiously review requests for approvals to construct and operate the Dakota Access Pipeline in compliance with the law.”
 
Soon after, the US Army Corps granted a final easement. The move was enthusiastically greeted two weeks ago by Energy Transfer Partners, the pipeline’s developer. The company has said it’s ready to proceed.

 

Government officials then notified the anti-DAPL activists who have been protesting at the Standing Rock site since late summer of last year that it was time to move on. Unfortunately for the protestors, Mr. Obama is no longer around to ignore the fact that they’ve been trespassing on federal land all this time.
 
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The encampment, once occupied by hundreds of protestors was finally emptied today ~

CANNON BALL, North Dakota (CNN) – The main Standing Rock protest camp near the Dakota Access Pipeline was cleared Thursday, a day after a deadline to leave the area expired, authorities said.
 
Early Thursday, officials entered the closed Oceti Sakowin camp after the arrest of 10 people following Wednesday’s deadline. At least 23 people holding out in the camp were arrested Thursday morning after they refused to leave, according to the North Dakota Joint Information Center.

 

At one point on Wednesday, a handful of tents were set ablaze by the activists.
 
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Tribe member Kaooplus Enimkla Thunder and Lightning said some of the tents were frozen into the ground and had to be burned to be removed. Other tribe members said the fires are part of a tribal tradition.

 
Hmmm… From a bunch of folks who call themselves “water protectors,” one might expect a bit more respect for the environment ~
 
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Last week, (North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum) signed the emergency evacuation order of the property to allow private contractors to remove waste from the Oceti Sakowin camp area, which officials say is in a flood plain […]
 
More than 230 truckloads of debris have been hauled out as of Monday, according to the governor’s office.

 

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As my December post explained, this DAPL issue has been politicized all out of proportion, Energy Transfer and U.S. Corps of Engineers went out of their way to get input from the Standing Rock Sioux ahead of time and oil and gas pipelines are actually safer than ‘safe sex’ ~

Whether transported by pipeline or by rail, a barrel of crude oil or petroleum products reaches its destination safely over 99.999 percent of the time. By contrast, the effectiveness of condoms is 98 percent, meaning transporting oil through pipelines is safer than having safe sex.

 
Let’s hope this is the final chapter in the DAPL protest drama, and the pipeline can finally be completed.

 
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Related:
Progressives impede progress; DAPL blocked again
Deadline Looms for Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

The Daily Caller is reporting ~ North Dakota Taxpayers Footing The Bill For DAPL Protesters’ Bus Tickets, Hotel Rooms ~

North Dakota officials plan on using taxpayer dollars to house and feed Dakota Access Pipeline opponents while their makeshift campsites are cleaned to avoid an ecological disaster.
 
State agencies in charge of cleaning up anti-DAPL campsites are offering transportation services, food vouchers, and paid hotel stays to the pipeline’s opponents while officials clean up the makeshift sites.

[As usual, the law-abiding have to clean-up and pay for the scofflaws.]
 
A Lesson in Self-Deceit from a DAPL Protester ~ Exposing the clueless naiveté of most water protectors.
 
Pipeline 101 ~ I suppose you can write this site off as industry propaganda but it’s worth a visit just to see the maps of the millions of miles of pipelines that are already in place. You’ll realize that comparatively speaking, given the low incidence of spills, this method of transportation is actually pretty darn safe. And it’s obviously in the oil and gas industries best interest to keep them that way.

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Common Core = “Communist Core”

I’m working on a much longer piece about the educational disaster that is Common Core in the next few days, but I just ran across and wanted to post the following video from a Chinese immigrant. Lily Tang Williams who ran for congress as a Libertarian in 2016, presents an impassioned appeal to dump the Core ~

 

 
Common Core is dumbing-down our kids, indoctrinating them, and stealing their freedom of thought and their joy of learning. Just like… Communism.
 
 
Autobiographical details from Lily Tang Williams’ campaign site ~

As a child, we were brainwashed in public school every day. We were taught that two-thirds of the world’s population were suffering and living in hunger and our Communist country was the best. We didn’t think that maybe China should be counted as part of the two-thirds of suffering humanity! We believed whatever the government told us because we did not know anything better. I thought the other countries must be hellish places if they were worse off than we were. Anyway, we chanted daily: “Long Live Chairman Mao, Long Live the Communist Party. I love Chairman Mao.” I was so brainwashed as a small child that I could even see Chairman Mao in the clouds or in coal embers of our cooking fire. He was like a god to me. We were required to read all of Mao’s Red books, wear Mao’s buttons, and confess bad thoughts to him in our journals.
 
We were required to conform and not stand out as individuals. I was held back from joining the Young Pioneers because I was not humble enough (I told my classmates I should be in the first batch to join due to my 100% grade on every subject, and they reported on me). The powerful state from top to bottom was always watching us very closely: from Beijing’s central government to our neighborhood block committees and police stations. We had no rights, even though our Constitution said we did. It was very scary. The local police could stop by our home to open our doors at night for any reason. The government told us how to dress (Mao’s suit), what to buy and eat (coupons), where to live (household registration system), and what to read (government newspapers). All land belonged to the people (the government) and citizens were not allowed to have any weapons for self-defense or off to prison they would go. Things have changed a lot in China since the open door policy of Deng Xiaoping really got things going in the early 1980s; people have more economic freedom than ever before to start businesses, get jobs in another city, travel overseas, buy a home etc., but the political system is still fundamentally the same one-party rule.

 
Is this the future that Core proponents have planned for America?

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#AllLivesMatter to this little lady – thank God!

What an inspiring story from Louisiana! ~ ‘She is a true hero’: Good Samaritan bravely comes to the rescue of a police officer being beaten with his own baton and JUMPS on the suspect’s back until back-up arrives
 
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Listening to gospel tunes on her radio, Vickie Williams-Tillman was on her way to the store last Sunday morning (Feb. 19th) when she saw someone assaulting a police officer. (Rather than cheering as some of the misguided #BlackLivesMatter folks may have done) Vickie leapt into action ~

A Louisiana woman is being hailed as a hero after police say she saw an officer struggling with a suspect and jumped on the man’s back to help the officer subdue him […]
 

Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says the suspect grabbed the officer’s baton and repeatedly bashed him on the head with it, and also tried to grab the officer’s gun.

 
As Williams-Tillman describes her reaction ~

‘I could see in [the officer’s] eyes he needed help,’ said Williams-Tillman.
 
‘You don’t have time to think about it … I did what God needed me to do.’
 
‘It was something that went through my soul,’ she said. ‘You don’t think about the risk.’

 
What a hero! God bless Vickie Williams-Tillman. Hers is the kind of courageous, selflessness that made America great.

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LOTS of “Swedish Incidents”

This piece is one I started several weeks ago but hadn’t gotten around to finishing. In view of the leftist media’s willful ignorance of “Swedish incidents,” I believe now is an excellent time to post it.
 

Several Swedish cities have in fact experienced “incidents” ~

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I’ve already written about Sweden’s Muslim immigrant woes several times – here, here and here – but last month there was yet another disturbing incident (which of course never made the mainstream news) ~

Muslim migrants turn shopping center into no-go zone, intimidating police and harassing girls ~
 
Gothenburg police have been forced implement extraordinary measures to cope with the increased number of incidents, which have left shoppers and business owners terrified of their workplace. Nordstan is Sweden’s largest shopping centre in terms of sales and number of visitors, however once the shops close at 8pm, criminal youth gangs take over despite officers turning out in force.
 
Jonas Bergqvist, one of the team managers of the city police, told Expressen: “We have seen an increase since last autumn, with mostly unaccompanied minors who are staying here in North Town.
 
“In the evening they deal drugs and violence between fractions sometimes occur. If there are conflicts from their home countries, they bring them here.”
 
While his colleague Rikard Sorensen added the thugs was experiencing increasing levels of increasingly more aggressive toward police. He said: “There is a lot of drugs circulating. I wouldn’t even let my son go down to North Town […]
 
The shopping centre has become a central hub for youngsters to meet and despite Swedish teenagers also engaging in some of the incidents, the officials argued lone migrants from Afghanistan and Syria, in addition to Moroccan street children, were behind the drastic increase.
 
Just days after the busy centre was forced to close early on New Year’s Eve as thugs threatened to set off fireworks inside the building, around 150 teenagers also surrounded and threatened police officers, Mr Bergqvist said. “There was an incident at Nordstadstorget and some policemen were surrounded by a large number of young people and they experienced the situation as threatening and called for reinforcements,” he revealed. […]
 
The admission that Nordstan has become a lawless hotspot comes as Swedish police last year issued a report where it detailed incidents from more than 55 areas which it branded as “no-go zones”….

 

Had the network news folks been paying unbiased attention to international affairs, Donald Trump wouldn’t have to point out that Sweden has been experiencing a migrant crime wave for the last couple of years. Here is what Police investigator Peter Springare says he sees in a typical week in Orebro, Sweden ~

Five rapes, three assaults, a pair of extortions, blackmail, an attempted murder, violence against police and a robbery made up Springare’s caseload for a five-day period earlier this month, according to a Feb. 3 Facebook post he wrote. The suspects were all from Muslim-majority countries – Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia and Turkey – save for one Swedish man nabbed in a drug-related case.
 
“Mohammed, Mahmod, Ali, again and again,” Springare wrote of those arrested.

 

Because Sweden’s ruling class (like those in nearly all Western nations) doesn’t want to face the ugly truth about the fractious and intolerant nature of Muslim immigrants, Springare was actually briefly investigated for possible hate crime incitement after posting his comments. Surreal isn’t it?
The country turning into “Absurdistan” – as Swedish journalist Ingrid Carlqvist now refers to her homeland ~
 


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As Fox News reports today, Sweden – with a total population of just 10 million – is simply overwhelmed ~

Sweden has taken in 650,000 asylum-seekers during the past 15 years – including 163,000 in 2015 alone, The Spectator reported. Of those refugees, 35,000 were unaccompanied children – or at least claimed to be. The children – mostly males from Afghanistan and Somalia – are only identified as minors by the age the applicant gives. The only time an applicant-provided age is rejected is if it’s “obviously” untrue, though there’s no clear definition of “obviously.” The Spectator interviewed asylum-seekers who admitted to lying about their age to improve their chances of avoiding deportation.

 
Here’s more from the above-referenced Spectator article (Sept. 2016) ~

Last month, the police chief for the southern Swedish city of Malmo issued a desperate plea for help curtailing a plague of attempted murders, beatings and rapes. About 32 percent of Malmo’s occupants are migrants, although it is not clear what role migrants play in the crime wave.
 
“We cannot do it on our own,” Chief Stefan Sinteus wrote in an open letter about the “upward spiral of violence.”

 

Special note for gun control types, when firearms aren’t available, grenades will do nicely ~

Malmo had 52 hand grenade attacks in 2016 alone, a jump from 48 attacks in 2015, according to figures provided by the Swedish Police Authority.

 

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Sweden has not yet been the victim of large-scale terrorist attacks that have plagued France. But considering the Swedes’ humanitarian, egalitarian and pacifist nature, perhaps that particular strategy of intimidation isn’t necessary. They will simply capitulate to Islam without much of a struggle at all.

 

Sadly, most Swedes probably don’t realize it, but it appears that their country has already reached Stage Two Jihad ~
 

 
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Related:

Cotton, Pompeo Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal “What We Learned in Scandinavia About Migrants” ~ Very interesting article from Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Rep. Pompeo (R-KS) comparing the differences in the ways Norway and Sweden have approached the refugee situation. One country is in pretty good shape, the other is, well… not.
 
Updated: 2-12-17 ~
Was Trump right about Sweden after all? Riot breaks out in the Stockholm suburb the President was ridiculed for referring to in speech about immigration dangers

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You keep using that “f” word…

Here’s more evidence that the phenomenon of elites vs. we-the-rubes spans the Atlantic and has spread throughout most Western nations. Writing at Breitbart, James Delingpole shares the latest proclamation from the Archbishop of Canterbury in his native Britian ~ The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has suggested that the people who voted for Donald Trump and Brexit are a bunch of fascists.
 
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Leftists often resort to hyperbole – especially when they sense they’re losing ground – but “fascist?” Seriously?

How good does it feel to know that the Archbishop of Canterbury thinks I’m a fascist and that the people who voted for Donald Trump are fascists and that the ones who are going to vote for Geert Wilders are fascists?
 

It feels absolutely brilliant, actually, because what it does is help put these most extraordinary times we’re living through in their proper context […]

 
(C)learly, the “f” word could scarcely be further off-beam to describe the movements which led to Brexit and the Donald Trump. These weren’t endorsements of the kind of arbitrary authority and abuse of state power we saw in the 1930s but rather very explicit rejections of them.
 
(C)learly, the “f” word could scarcely be further off-beam to describe the movements which led to Brexit and the Donald Trump. These weren’t endorsements of the kind of arbitrary authority and abuse of state power we saw in the 1930s but rather very explicit rejections of them.
 
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If you really want to use the word “fascistic” in a modern context, you could more aptly apply it to, say, the remoteness and democratic unaccountability of the European Commission, to the corruption and profligacy of the D.C. Establishment, to the businesses ruined and the lives broken by overregulation and Big Government meddling which have led to mass unemployment and poverty in what were once thriving first world nation states, to the ordinary citizens all over Europe being told by their governments, “Here is some cultural enrichment for you from some new friends from the Middle East – and if you don’t like it, tough, because that’s the future we’ve decided to impose on you”…
 
The fact that an intelligent, well-educated, God-fearing man like the Archbishop of Canterbury cannot see the good in Trump and Brexit and the fundamental evil in the systems they have overthrown speaks more eloquently than a thousand clever articles by people like me as to why the revolutions we experienced in 2016 and the ones we’re going to go on experiencing in 2017 are so very, very necessary.
 
The Archbishop of Canterbury is a decent, well-meaning man with a very lofty position in the global hierarchy: but then, so are large numbers of many of the other Establishment types who fought so hard for Remain and so hard against Donald Trump.

 

Read Delingpole’s entire piece HERE – it’s a hoot.

(Crude language alert: There’s been a noticeable decline in Breitbart’s vocabulary quality since the went full “Trumpbart” last summer in the lead-up to the election. But then Trump does seem to appeal to our baser instincts doesn’t he?)

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Saturday Shorts – 2-18-17

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

 
Bill, Melinda Gates decry Trump’s order banning abortion funding: worried about contraception funding ~ Why is this not surprising? Oh, yeah. And is it just me, or does she sound like a sugar-coated version of Margaret Sanger?

“Contraceptives are also one of the greatest anti-poverty innovations in history,” Melinda Gates stated in the letter. “When women are able to time and space their pregnancies, they are more likely to advance their education and earn an income, and they’re more likely to have healthy children.”

 
The Media Bulls Have Met Their Matador in Trump ~ And you must admit, it’s yugely entertaining 😀

 

Australia’s Refugees Are Not America’s Problem ~

Whether we like it or not, we are the world’s policeman. But we are not the world’s concierge […]
 
Australia’s refugee crisis is unpleasant for them (and even more unpleasant for the refugees) and solving it requires making hard choices, but it is a problem the Turnbull government is eminently capable of solving themselves.

Here’s some background on Obama’s shady deal ~ Australia’s Unwanted Asylum Seekers (Mostly Iranians) to Be Resettled in the US

 
No grounds for $104 million suit against ‘gay zombies’ at Pride Parade: lawyers ask for case to be dropped ~ Even in Canada, LGBTQ craziness can only go so far ~

An Ontario judge reserved judgment after a motions hearing last week on the $104 million lawsuit against Bill Whatcott and others who marched in the 2016 Toronto Pride Parade disguised as “gay zombies” to distribute fliers on the spiritual and physical dangers of homosexuality [..]
 
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(Whatcott) and six unidentified companions donned skintight green bodysuits and masks and distributed 3,000 copies of a candid leaflet that carried the headline: “Gay zombies want you to have safe sex.” Included were images of anal and oral warts and AIDS, and diseases associated with homosexual practices […]
 
In his 2014 autobiography, “Born in a Graveyard,” Whatcott narrated that he was the victim of a prison homosexual rape, and had on one occasion prostituted himself to pay for drugs. He is now motivated by his concern for others caught up in homosexuality.

 
Chelsea Clinton Calls Arrest of Undocumented Immigrant With 6 Prior Deportations ‘Horrifying’ ~ Those of us who don’t live in gated communities with 24/7 security call it “long overdue.”

 
Dutch Woman With Alzheimers Euthanized — Even After She Changed Her Mind ~ Tragically, this is what happens in post-Christian societies where some lives no longer matter ~

A doctor went through with euthanizing a patient even while the patient fought her, because the doctor didn’t want the patient to get “cold feet.”

 
WARNING: Trump’s EPA Secretary Will Have ‘16,000 Employees Working Against Him’ ~ The federal government is so unbelievably politicized (85-90% vote Democrat!), newly-confirmed Scott Pruitt will have his work cut out for him. I say pass out the pink slips and start over. This agency is in desperate need of an overhaul.

 
C.A.I.R. is HAMAS: How the Federal Government Proved that the Council on American Islamic Relations is a Front for Terrorism ~ A piece from last December but well-worth revisiting now that Trump’s temporary terrorist filter is meeting such resistance ~

CAIR actually is an entity founded by the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestinian franchise: Hamas, a group officially designated since 1994 as a terrorist organization.
 
Evidence of CAIR’s true character as a U.S.-based instrument for political warfare and fundraising for Hamas – and the federal government’s certain knowledge of the truth – did not come to light until the largest terrorism financing trial in the nation’s history: the 2007-2008 Holy Land Foundation prosecution.

 
Haley slams Russian actions in Ukraine in first UN Security Council speech ~ This is encouraging. Maybe Trump and Putin aren’t quite the best buds the media portrays them as ~

“The dire situation in eastern Ukraine is one that demands clear and strong condemnation of Russian actions,” Haley said in her maiden remarks to the U.N. Security Council. “Until Russia and the separatists it supports respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, this crisis will continue.”

Bravo!

Here’s another positive development on the international front ~ White House Puts Palestinians, United Nations in Crosshairs ~Trump admin no longer willing to swallow anti-Israel agenda

 
Hawaii Bill Would Legalize Prostitution Industry ~ “You can’t legislate morality!” they tell us. So let’s legalize amorality (Because it always works out so well) ~

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are considering decriminalizing prostitution in the Aloha State after the speaker of the House introduced a bill that would also legalize buying sex and acting as a pimp.
 
The proposal also would end a state law that says police officers can’t have sex with prostitutes in the course of investigations.
 
Transgender activist Tracy Ryan is pushing the bill, saying transgender women are overrepresented in the sex trade and therefore disproportionately affected by criminalization laws.

 

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A sad day for religious freedom in America


 

In this week’s episode of “Disorder in the Court,” we discover that laws in
the state of Washington don’t really mean what you think they mean ~

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Attention Christians: Yesterday the Washington Supreme Court ruled that you can no longer actually be a Christian in their state. Instead all Washingtonians must bow before the religion of Progressivism.
 
In an egregious 9-0 decision, the court essentially said that you may NOT live your life according to God’s word; instead you must submit to the State. Dr. Michael Brown summed up the ruling very well ~

(Barronelle Stutzman, a) 72-year-old grandmother who had employed gay workers and served gay customers for years, was required by law to participate in a gay wedding, even though this constituted a direct violation of her religious beliefs — beliefs which have been consistent and almost universally held among Christians for the last 2,000 years.

 

It’s obvious from their ruling that the court acted arbitrarily – applying their subjective beliefs rather than objectively analyzing the legal considerations of the case – because their decision actually contradicts the law as David French (National Review Online) explains ~

The pretext for overriding the florist’s rights to free speech and religious liberty was Washington’s so-called “public accommodations law,” which required the owner, Barronelle Stutzman, to provide goods and services to customers “regardless” of their sexual orientation.
 
Let’s be clear, according to the plain language of the law and the undisputed facts of the case, Stutzman did nothing illegal. She had always consistently and joyfully served gay clients, including the man who ultimately decided to bring potentially ruinous legal claims against her. On each of those prior occasions, however, she was not using her artistic talents to help her clients celebrate an occasion she considered immoral.
 
In other words, she was not discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. She was making a decision not to help celebrate an action, a form of expression. She would no more celebrate a gay wedding than she would any form of immorality, gay or straight. To dispense with her argument, the court did what numerous progressive courts have done: It rewrote the law. It rejected what it called the “status/conduct” distinction, and essentially interpreted the word “orientation” to also mean “action.”

 
So, nine jurists in Washington State have now determined that the government has the iron-fisted authority to compel citizens to condone what they consider immoral.

 

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“When any office commands that which is contrary to the Word of God,
those who hold that office abrogate their authority and they are not to
be obeyed. And that includes the state.”

 
~ Francis A. Schaeffer, “A Christian Manifesto” ~
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BarronelleStutzmanThank you Barronelle Stutzman for exposing the true agenda behind judicial activism; the intention to replace God with the State (just like Lenin and Marx by the way). Thank you for reminding us that we are all accountable to a Higher Authority.
 
Thank you mostly for living what it means to be a true follower of Christ; kind and compassionate, without compromising with today’s ever-evolving social mores that are contrary to God’s law. May your courage inspire the rest of us to remain faithful to Him in every facet of our lives.

 
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Ask Pres. Trump to stand for religious liberty ~ An urgent plea from AFA (American Family Association). Please sign their petition.
• The non-profit legal firm, Alliance Defending Freedom, is now appealing Barronelle’s case to the Supreme Court. You can support their efforts HERE.
 

 
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Related:

Don’t let the Leftists destroy our freedom of religion
Memo to atheists: It’s “freedom OF religion”
‘Stupid Bible-Thumping…B**ch’: Bakery That Refused to Make Gay Couple’s Wedding Cake Speaks Out Amid Threats, Economic Woes Remember “Sweet Cakes by Melissa” – ultimately driven out of business by the radical LGBT movement?
Christians Better Wake Up Before It’s Too Late ~ I posted this nearly four years ago. Is it already too late?
Shame on the Silent Christian Leaders Who Refuse to Stand Against Government Tyranny
Court Puts Objecting Florist’s House, Personal Property at Risk for Seizure

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We need more courage in our pulpits

Here’s another good one from Dr. Michael Brown that gets at the heart of what’s troubling so many American churches.
 
The Johnson Amendment (named for then Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson) passed by progressives in 1954, made it illegal for religious groups and charitable groups to engage in political campaigning if they want to keep their tax-exempt status. At the National Prayer Breakfast last week Donald Trump promised to repeal the legislation.
Whether the president follows through or not is beside the point because – as Dr. Brown explains – what’s really needed in our houses of worship is the courage to tell the truth ~

 

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Filling that hole in our hearts

What is your heart’s desire… A hot new car? Your dream home? The perfect job? Finding your “soul mate?” Winning the lottery?
 
Well, imagine if ** POOF ** all your fondest wishes were suddenly realized. Then you would be absolutely content? Perfectly happy, no more longings? Maybe so, for a while anyway. But somehow we never are quite satisfied are we? The feeling of contentment may last for days, months, or even years – but in the end it’s only temporary. There always seems to be something missing.
 
I really like Archbishop Sheen’s explanation for that persistent empty feeling that we all feel to one extent or the other, a small void deep within, that never quite gets filled ~
 

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Trying to satisfy our longing for complete peace and happiness by looking to others for fulfillment, or by chasing after material things, very often leads us to ever-darker places, from which escape becomes almost impossible. Perfect contentment is to be found only in reunion with our perfect Creator.

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Founding Wisdom [Flouted by the Foolish]

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The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.
 
George Washington

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