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A lot of important people are working hard to turn this into an age of moral chaos. I used to think it was because they wished to be absolute rulers over the rubble that used to be our civilization. Now I don’t know what to think. Anyway, the news has been full of this lately.
Reacting to a massive pedophile priest sex scandal in Chile, Pope Francis met with a victim of a pedophile and tried to comfort him. Well and good. But then the theology got rather slippery. According to the victim, and neither confirmed nor denied by the Vatican, the Pope told him, “God made you like this” [the victim grew up to be a homosexual] “and God loves you like this.” He was right to tell the man God loves him, but everything else he said was not only dead wrong, but also anti-Biblical and opposed to Catholic teaching.
God offers us forgiveness and redemption (I Corinthians 6:11-12)—but if something that you do isn’t a sin, after all, then why would you need forgiveness?
Meanwhile, all 34 of Chile’s bishops offered to resign. Why didn’t the Pope say to the pedophile priests, “God made you like this and God loves you like this”? How can he deny that he’s heading in precisely that direction?
Moving along, Harvard University (LOL) has announced that it plans to award its Radcliffe Medal to Hillary Clinton for her “transformative impact on society” –sort of like honoring a wrecking ball for its transformative impact on a building. Trying to undo a presidential election, looting Haiti, corrupting the government, setting a bad example that will go down in history: I guess you could call that impactful. As if to squeeze more laughs out of the gag, Harvard calls her “a champion for human rights” and a “skilled legislator.”
Honoring bad people by saying they’re good is no way to foster moral clarity.
Then there’s the “Scouts of America,” formerly the Boy Scouts, announcing that at their upcoming 24th World Jamboree, all scouting organizations must make condoms “readily and easily accessible to all participants”. Do they mean to turn it into an orgy? I wonder if any of those rogue priests from Chile plan to attend.
You can’t dole out condoms without granting tacit approval to their use. That any parents actually intend to send their children to the Jamboree is incredible. I can’t imagine why anyone would allow their kids to remain in “Scouts of America.”
Tucker Carlson recently discovered a bunch of tweets and videos by a “transgender activist” weirdo denouncing normal men for not wanting to date “trans women”—who, of course, are men, lost souls who insist they’re women. Actually there are several of these characters out there, and they seem really mad that regular men aren’t attracted to them. Something ought to be done about it. Carlson fears that this will inevitably lead to some kind of coercive process. Before you cry “Impossible! Absurd!” think how anybody would have reacted, only 25 or 30 years ago, to any demand that the government not only recognize and authorize “marriage” between persons of the same sex, but then go on to punish any opposition to it.
Why does our society always cave in to moral chaos? Is that truly any way for human beings to live?
God told Jeremiah not to pray for his country anymore, because its people were too committed to their wickedness and refused to turn aside from it: “for I will not hear them in the time they cry unto me in their trouble” (Jeremiah 11:14). He has not yet told us not to pray for ours.
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As Huma makes the rounds at frou-frou social gatherings, her estranged, jailed husband Anthony Weiner is back in the news.
Michael Horowitz, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice has spent months looking into misconduct by the CIA and FBI. His report on their participation in the election was supposed to be out now, but he wrote to Congress to let them know that he has a draft but not the final copy. It is believed that the major hold-up on its release is due to findings in the chain of events that led Anthony Weiner’s sexting laptop to end up playing an integral role in the destruction of Hillary Clinton by harboring missing emails that were accidentally downloaded by Huma Abedin during the campaign.
Anthony Weiner is currently in the pound paying dues to society for being a gross, gross man.
The troubles started for Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner in 2011. With an online alias of Carlos Danger, Weiner took to sending sexualized material to women who were not his wife, Huma Abedin… and to women who were not yet women.
In May of this year, he pleaded guilty to sending obscene material to an underaged girl, who was 15 years old at the time of the transmission. Weiner claimed to have a “sickness, but not an excuse” for the material.
“The disgraced ex-congressman was sentenced to 21 months in prison Monday for convincing a high school student to undress and touch herself via Skype in 2016.”
In court, Weiner said that he suffered from a sick obsession for sexting strangers, not from a sick obsession with underaged girls. The government asked for two years.
Meanwhile, Huma Abedin is hopping around to galas held by New York social society including the Met Gala and a party hosted by Vogue bosslady Anna Wintour.
And here we get to the amazing stroke of good luck.
During the course of investigating Weiner, his laptop was confiscated. The same laptop had also been casually used by Huma Abedin, and the same laptop — in the hands of the authorities — was found to be containing the 33,000 “missing emails” claimed to be forever lost by Hillary Clinton.
Hillary, of course, had “bleached” her hard drive clean of the emails, which were kept on an illegal private server while she was Secretary of State.
Even the fact that she had bleached, or wiped clean her server was through a genius bit of stupidity on her IT guy’s part. Her tech expert, responsible for maintaining and then wiping the servers, asked the enormously popular website Reddit for helping removing a “very VIP” email address from a “bunch of archived emails” then we wouldn’t have found what had really happened.
It turned out that Hillary’s IT guy, Paul Combetta, posted the question using his favorite online handle Stonetear. By looking through the nickname’s online history, internet sleuths pinned Paul Combetta down as the one asking for help in bleaching a server.
So while Stonetear made 33,000 emails disappear, they had all been downloaded to Weiner’s sticky laptop, which was then picked up by authorities investigating the icky Anthony Weiner.
If Hillary has anyone to blame — and she’s blamed a lot of people for her loss — then she may as well finger Weiner as the most prominent reason she isn’t Madam President, and the most likely reason she’ll end up in Cell Block C.
At the time, the FBI was held up by Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who took a solid month before obtaining a warrant to get their own copy of the contents of the laptop from the Weiner case agents.
FBI and the Emails
The Inspector General Michael Horowitz is working on a wide-ranging report that is due out any time now.
Horowitz also believes that McCabe was making the DOJ’s job difficult but not being upfront with his participation in the media interviews and with the Clintons.
The DOJ investigation led by Horowitz had previously found information on Peter Strzok, leading to his demotion
And reportedly it’s the Human emails on Weiner’s laptop that represent the current snag that’s holding back the report.
Horowitz announced to Congress last week that he has a draft report finished, but has not provided any further update on when it will be released for review.
Source: Fox News
Where are the parents? Kids are being suckerpunched and suffering broken bones, and others are being burned with aerosol cans in the name of fun
In Las Vegas, a group of teens were filmed attacking a woman and then moving to attack property and hurting others in the process.
According to neighbors who wanted the drama unfold, the woman suffered a broken finger and a sprained ankle, but they say that it’s the “new normal” where they live.
A middle school teacher in the neighborhood said:
“I want people to know that video where my neighbor is getting beat, this isn’t a one time thing.”
Others joined in to say that it’s been making living in the community a nightmare.
Jon Harris, whose wife was attacked, say that the adults know the names of the kids, and have photos and videos and have approached the parents of the teens causing the attacks.
“…two to three times a day, [the kids] are an issue and two to three times a day police come. Police handcuff them, then ten minutes later you see them back walking around.”
Middle School Kids Caught On Camera Jumping Mom
Here’s a short, two-and-a-half minute video from Fox News in Las Vegas showing a victim of a recent bout of the knockout game.
According to Jon Harris, the husband of the woman jumped,
“Sixty kids came out of no where and just rushed everyone. I don’t know how it started but we turned around and my wife was getting jumped by a bunch of kids.”
Further in the video, you can see that several teens were picking up rocks the size of baseballs and throwing them, many of them making contact with homes and cars. The husband quoted above said:
“[The group of teens] hit my neighbors’ wife with those rocks. He was also trying to protect his wife…You can’t drive down the street. They stop cars, they try to get in the cars. They start banging on cars.”
The teens are all known to attend the local Edmundo Escobedo Sr. Middle School. So, the teacher quoted above — Mr. Eric Phillips — said:
“…when I talked to my neighbor and she said her eight-year-old was not going to school because she was afraid, I said [that] the school needs to do something.”
But when Phillips had written statements brought in from the community, the school said that they would not be investigating further.
According to parents, tensions are high, with Harris adding:
“This is a situation someone is not going to come back from if it doesn’t stop.”
The school refuses to comment on the situation.
Aerosol Can Burns Mean Kids Need Skin Grafts
Meanwhile in jolly old England, multiple schools have students that engage in a trend of the “deodorant challenge,” where students hold each other down and spray aerosol deodorant on each others’ skin for as long as possible.
Since this is a very wrong way of working with aerosols, at least one student’s mother is using social media to reach out to others to warn moms and dads to check their kids for burns. One girl named Elle is being considered for a skin graft after suffering second degree burns from the other students.
Elle’s mother described the “game” as such, and posted photos of her daughter’s arm:
“…[it] involved spraying deodorant on to someone else for as long as possible… It’s that simple and results in severe secondary burns. [These pictures] or are my [15-year-old] daughter’s are THREE WEEKS ON which may still as yet require a skin graft.”
And it’s not an isolated incident. Once posted on social media, other students chimed in to say that they too have been victims and that the trend is going around their own educational facilities.
Kids Need Parents, Not Pre-Kindergarten Psychologists
Through all this, there’s a push for the health and well being of children to be stripped from parents and handed over to high priced doctors slinging medication. For example, the Child Mind Institute, which has deep connections to both Hillary Clinton and federal charges, says that millions of kids will develop a mental health disorder and that doctors should be screening very young kids for depression.
Sources: Gateway Pundit, Fox News
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While interviewing Republican Congressional Candidate Lea Marquez Peterson on Sunday’s edition of KasieDC, MSNBC host Kasie Hunt tried to bait her into calling the President a racist by bringing up his comments referring to MS-13 gang members as “animals”: “The President earlier this week referred to some immigrants and drug dealers as well as animals, not as people. Do you think that rhetoric is racist?” Peterson, who hopes to succeed retiring Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally in an Arizona congressional district that Hillary Clinton won by five points, did not take the bait.
By Chris Knox and Jeff Knox
Buckeye, AZ –-(Ammoland.com)- Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton, turned ubiquitous talking head on left-leaning cable news and radio, recently published five talking points that he claims shoot holes in the NRA’s (here meaning all gun-rights supporters’) arguments. The points are not at all unique to Mr. Reich, so we thought it would be worthwhile to take a closer look.
Reich’s Point Number 1: Gun laws save lives.
“Consider the federal assault weapons ban. After it became law in 1994, gun massacres – defined as instances of gun violence in which six or more people were shot and killed – fell by 37 percent. The number of people dying from mass shootings fell by 43 percent. But when Republicans in Congress let the ban lapse in 2004, gun massacres more than doubled.”
Nonsense. Reich doesn’t cite a source for his claims because there is no credible source drawing that conclusion. Start with his definition of “gun massacres” being shootings resulting in 6 or more deaths. Despite a rash of those horrible events, massacres, by any definition, remain rare. But because of their horrific nature, they draw media, following the ancient newspaper adage, “If it bleeds, it leads.” As a result the nation fixes its gaze on a single-digit percentage of all crime involving guns, and a fraction of a percent of overall deaths.
With such a small sample size, a difference of one or two incidents has a dramatic impact when presented as a percentage. Thirty-seven percent of 10,000 would be a significant result, but 37% of 3 would be one more or less – a meaningless statistical anomaly. There’s no way of knowing exactly what Reich’s percentages are based on though, because he provides no source, and most tellingly, no real numbers. In short, Reich’s first point is just short of a total fabrication.
Reich’s Point Number 2: The Second Amendment was never intended to permit mass slaughter.
When the Constitution was written more than 200 years ago, the framers’ goal was [to] permit a “well-regulated militia,” not to enable Americans to terrorize their communities.
The First Amendment was written more than 200 years ago and the founders’ goal was to protect people’s right to assemble in person, and protect the press – newspapers printed on paper, not to enable the mass propagation of fake news by internet trolls. But few today would argue that the First Amendment does not apply to online communications. The rights recognized by the Bill of Rights are not dependent on technology.
It is also worth noting that during the framers’ time, it was common for private citizens who could afford them to own canons, and even fully-armed warships. The right to arms does not “permit mass slaughter,” and restricting that right does not prevent mass slaughter. Every day over 100 million lawful gunowners don’t kill anyone or terrorize their communities. Restricting their rights will not prevent evil people from doing evil things.
Reich’s Point Number 3: More guns have not, and will not, make us safer.
“More than 30 studies show that guns are linked to an increased risk for violence and homicide. In 1996, Australia initiated a mandatory buyback program to reduce `the number of guns in private ownership. Their firearm homicide rate fell 42 percent in the seven years that followed.”
Once again, Mr. Reich throws around “studies” but fails to mention which ones. We can easily present more than 30 studies that show that gun control laws don’t reduce risks of violence. In fact, in the late 1970s Wright and Rossi produced a study funded by the Carter Justice Department, with the objective of determining which “gun control” programs were most effective. They found none. In the mid-2000s, both the Centers for Disease Control and the National Science Foundation did independent reviews with the same objective. Both reviews reached the same conclusion as Wright and Rossi: that there is no clear evidence that any gun control laws have effectively reduced crime.
Not surprisingly, Mr. Reich also fails to mention that murder rates in Australia were declining prior to the massacre that triggered their gun ban and confiscation. The rates went up slightly in the year right after the ban, then resumed their downward trend at a slower pace than previously, and slower than the rate enjoyed in the U.S., where gun laws were being liberalized, and gun ownership was skyrocketing.
Reich’s Point Number 4: The vast majority of Americans want stronger gun safety laws.
“According to Gallup, 96 percent of Americans support universal background checks, 75 percent support a 30-day waiting period for all gun sales, and 70 percent favor requiring all privately owned guns to be registered with the police. Even the vast majority of gun owners are in favor of common-sense gun safety laws.”
Gallup polls also concluded that Hillary Clinton was supposed to be our president.
Poll results depend on how questions are phrased and asked. A good many Americans support some of the general ideas around gun control, but absolutely reject specific proposals. Rephrase the question about “universal” (sic) background checks to ask whether it should be a felony for you to lend your gun to a friend for target practice, and different answers come back, as they did in Nevada and Maine when such proposals were put to voters.
Reich’s Point Number 5: The National Rifle Association is a special interest group with a stranglehold on the Republican Party.
“In 2016, the group spent a record [for them] $55 million on elections. Their real goal is to protect a few big gun manufacturers who want to enlarge their profits.
America is better than the NRA. America is the young people from Parkland, Florida, who are telling legislators to act like adults. It’s time all of us listen.”
Gun prohibitionists routinely target the NRA instead of ordinary American gun owners. It’s certainly easier to stir fear and uncertainty about some large organization funded by a faceless industry than to risk humanizing the opposition. Even so, the NRA’s power does not arise from industry money, it comes from millions of individuals who freely choose to defend their rights with their voices, their votes, and their dollars.
Something else worth mentioning is that while Reich and other media accuse NRA of buying politicians with their $55 million in election spending in 2016, labor unions reportedly spent $1.7 billion on those elections.
If those talking points are the strongest assault an Ivy League lawyer can launch against the unfettered right to arms for defense of self, family, home, and homeland, then the Second Amendment should be safe for a while longer. Unfortunately, these and similar points rarely get any sort of honest scrutiny in the media shouting matches, so it’s up to you to call them out every time they pop up again.
About Jeff Knox:
Jeff Knox is a second-generation political activist and director of The Firearms Coalition. His father Neal Knox led many of the early gun rights battles for your right to keep and bear arms. Read Neal Knox – The Gun Rights War.
The Firearms Coalition is a loose-knit coalition of individual Second Amendment activists, clubs and civil rights organizations. Founded by Neal Knox in 1984, the organization provides support to grassroots activists in the form of education, analysis of current issues, and with a historical perspective of the gun rights movement. The Firearms Coalition has offices in Buckeye, Arizona and Manassas, VA. Visit: www.FirearmsCoalition.
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