Insurance Discrimination against Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is any form of abuse done by a perpetrator against another person in a household setting. They often manifest as verbal, physical, emotional, and sexual forms of violence. These acts of violence are usually committed by an intimate partner against the other person. In other cases, they can also be abuse towards children, parents, and the elderly.

Domestic Violence Victims Statistics in the USA

Domestic violence victims statistics in United States is more common than you think. In a minute, 24 individuals experience physical abuse, rape, or stalking by an intimate partner. That accounts for more than 12 million domestic violence victims in a single year. Reportedly, 4 out of 5 of these domestic violence victims are women.

In terms of physical violence, nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been severely abused by an intimate partner. Also, almost half of both women and men have been psychologically abused by their intimate partner in their lifetime.

In terms of sexual violence, about 1 in 10 women have been raped by their partners. 81% of these women have reported significant impacts on their physical and mental health. Besides, about 1 in 71 men have been raped in their lifetime; and 35% of them reported similarly damaging impacts from the experience.

In terms of stalking and emotional distress, 1 in 6 women has been stalked in their lifetime. Of these women, two-thirds were stalked by a current or former partner. In contrast, 1 in 19 men have been stalked in their lifetime, and two-fifths of them were stalked by a partner or acquaintance. Many of them repeatedly receive unwanted calls and messages from their perpetrators.

Children likewise witness and experience domestic violence themselves. There is a child witness in 22% of domestic violence cases. 30-60% of abusive partners also abuse the children in the household.

Why is there Insurance Discrimination against Domestic Violence Victims?

These domestic violence victims’ statistics are relatively common. Many insurers of Medicaid plans have reported domestic violence as a reason for their insurance coverage. However, many insurance companies and employers deny, underwrite, exclude, or cancel the coverage for these domestic violence victims.

But why do insurance companies purposely deny claims to these victims of domestic violence? Let us delve in the different reasons insurers of Medicaid plans give as to why they invalidate the victims’ claims.

  1. Some insurers of Medicaid plans state that the victim makes a voluntary lifestyle choice. They argue that the victim has the choice to leave the perpetrator. However, a domestic violence attorney would rebut that domestic violence remains to be a crime. It is definitely not a lifestyle choice, as no one would choose to be abused.
  2. Some insurers of Medicaid plans argue that domestic violence is a risk factor that needs to be further assessed. They need to make sure that they give out affordable insurance. They would deny coverage to worthy claimants on the basis that this is the standard practice in the industry. However, a domestic violence attorney would argue that a person’s likelihood of being a victim should not be used to underwrite their insurance claims purposely.
  3. Some insurers of Medicaid plans may state that providing insurance to a victim grants the perpetrator to an incentive to kill and collect the policy for himself. They would argue that they could be sued for issuing a policy given the information from the domestic violence. However, they fail to realize that most perpetrators are after their assertion of dominance, and not for the money itself.

From the reasons provided above, it is clear that some insurers will do what they can to circumvent the insurance policies. Aside from knowing why they undermine the victims of domestic violence, we also need to understand how they can discriminate them.

Discriminatory practices against domestic violence victims

When applying for insurance, an individual needs a medical record, where the details of the domestic violence exist. These records are then documented in databases. The insurers can request to gain access to these databases as support for the domestic victim’s claims.

In effect, these insurance companies have the authority to penalize and harm the victims of domestic violence. For instance, they may underwrite the basis of the domestic victim’s past claims. In doing so, they would associate these prior claims as an underlying risk associated with the person and could purposely deny coverage based on abuse.

Another way that these insurance companies discriminate the domestic violence victims is through denial of the abuse-related claims. It may happen if the insurers find exclusions in the insurance policy for intentional acts, such as when a domestic perpetrator intentionally sets their house on fire to hurt the victim.

How to fight against discrimination

The government has undergone different actions to make insurance discrimination against domestic violence victims illegal. For instance, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) developed comprehensive four-model legislation to prohibit this discrimination. These four lines of insurance include acts against discrimination in health benefit plans, in disability insurance, in life insurance, and in property and causality insurance, all in favor of abused subjects.

Also, many states have adopted their own legislation that prevents discrimination against victims of domestic violence. Some of these policies vary among states. Likewise, the federal government took actions to encompass all lines of insurance, thus further cementing the model into actual policies that prohibit discrimination.

However, state and federal laws are not enough. Monitoring and implementing them with the help of domestic violence attorneys are a must. If the local state laws do not cover all forms of insurance, the domestic violence attorneys can advocate for legal reform. If there are violations with the insurance law, the domestic violence attorneys can report them and seek remedies.

The victims of domestic violence have suffered enough. In these ways, we can help them get their well-deserved insurance, and effectively fight the insurance discrimination against them.

The Future Of Media Is Reversion To The Past, And That’s Good

For most of the country’s history, we did not have a professional, fair and objective media just reporting the news straight. It was an alien thought to most, and not the purpose.

The media (newspapers for most of that time) was always partisan, from Adams and Jefferson newspapers in the early years of the infant Republic up to the mid-20th century, newspapers were Democrat, Republican, pro-slavery, anti-slavery and overt about it. In fact, some newspapers today still bear that legacy — most Southern states have numerous newspapers named Democrat, such as the Tallahassee Democrat in Florida. There are dozens that retain this heritage, although many dropped the Democrat name in mergers.

Only for a short period after WWII, when there were a lot of anomalies that would not last, we tried this new idea of a professional class, college-trained media that would objectively report the truth in the news. I peg the ending of it to very roughly Watergate, but you could argue before that time. Certainly by the time of the Reagan presidency, the pretense was wearing thin, but you almost had to be in newsrooms (as I was) to realize the depth of the bias. By the 90s, it became much clearer in attempts to smear Republicans and whitewash Democrats and Bill Clinton’s ugly proclivities.

Since that time, the media has been reverting to form as a fully partisan industry. This is acceptable under the First Amendment, and historical, but we for a short time tried the other approach. Now, it never really was unbiased. It turns out Walter Cronkite, that most trusted of all trusted names was a doctrinaire leftist and wielded far, far too much power in influencing the American public against the Vietnam War.

The problem, however, was that all of the media — now known as the mainstream media — was uniformly left-wing. We see it more clearly in hindsight, but it was quite clear then. It’s why the deregulation of the airwaves and dumping of the Fairness Doctrine that opened up the airwaves allowed Rush Limbaugh and then a wave of other conservative voices to thrive where liberal voices could not. Liberals had all the rest of the media. It was conservatives who were hungry for balance. This also explains the launch of Fox News as “Fair and Balanced” and “We Report, You Decide” was and continues to be hugely successful. There was pent-up demand that was not being met by the unbalanced supply of the mainstream media.

Then we had the rise of the internet and another outlet for conservative voices and worldview takes on the news to further balance out the increasing reversion to the norm of the mainstream media. Andrew Breitbart was a pioneer here, but now the space is full of alternatives. We are continuing to transition back to our country’s historic pattern.

But herein lies the problem with this transition. Most Americans have no context for understanding a bias media (thank you again, public schools.) European media has all along been party organs. Everyone in London knows that with the Guardian they are getting the leftwing view and with the Telegraph they are getting the rightwing view. It benefits by being honest about the bias, something desperately lacking in the American media and driving the basement-level trust numbers.

This almost assuredly is the future for America. We can no longer accept the idea that we have a professional, above-the-fray media, and just give over to the more realistic model of party organs and worldview platforms. It’s not clear we ever strayed all that far from it in the first place.

Pretty much everyone to the right of center (including many moderate Republicans) now realize the mainstream, oldstream media is hopelessly biased and partisan. One good thing that has come from President Trump driving the left off the mental stability cliff is that it has finally and fully unmasked the media partisanship that has existed for decades. Judging by the response I get when talking on this subject, they will not regain our trust. That era has ended. It’s on to the past!

For many, it is hysterically funny that outfits such as the New York Times (building its newsroom around the bogus Trump-Russia narrative, now shifting to bogus Trump racist narrative, according to its executive editor) and the Washington Post (Democracy Dies in Darkness, actually surpassing the Trump’s narcissism) to CNN (once known as the Clinton News Network and now the Democratic Party’s video proselytising arm) all still try to declare they are straight news sources. The evidence to the contrary is so overwhelming it would crash The Revolutionary Act’s servers.

So what will happen is we will increasingly have on one side of the media the Daily Caller, Daily Wire, Breitbart News, the Blaze and other internet outfits as the conservative media, along with Fox News, the New York Post, Washington Examiner, and a few more old mainstream media outlets that are pretty honest in the bias, and then talk radio.

On the other side of the media we will have the Huffington Post, Slate, Salon, Daily Kos, Buzzfeed, Yahoo News, MSNBC (honest about their bias) Media Matters, and weirdly the Daily Show and Colbert (because inconceivably, people on the left claim to get their news there) and a raft of others.

And finally, for an extended period, probably, there will be the New York Times, WaPo, CNN, Bloomberg, NPR and the rest of the entrenched mainstream media around the country, which will also be leftist partisan — but will lie about it.

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Roll Back The Curtain And Know The Truth

Are we living in an ideological era? Yes!  And knowledge of Russia, its ideology and Intelligence Services’ Apparatus is a must to maintain the peace in America and the world. The failure of America’s Intel and decades of erroneous foreign policy have given Russia the opportunity to subvert half of the world and establish an Axis of Evil under Russia’s supervision. This Axis of Evil is now fighting Western civilization in Hong Kong, Syria, Israel, Iran, and Afghanistan. Andropov was right: “information is the most valuable commodity in politics.” The American public is lacking knowledge and information about The Axis of Evil and is giving Russia again the opportunity to destabilize the world further, using high technology stolen from us. And we are losing again, especially in Afghanistan, where the Taliban becomes the Arafat of that nation. The Truth in your hands is the crux of the world’s security, as long as we are a free people!

Last week, I was terrified by the pictures of the devastation in the Bahamas, resembling Hiroshima after the bomb. We all closely watched hurricane Dorian—it was a real threat of nature to several states, especially to Florida. Tracking of Dorian by professionals, and gathering the information had been superb, as they were using the high technology of 21st century–satellites. These professionals reminded us of the history of hurricanes in the past. That knowledge helped them determine the level of danger and the economic impact of Dorian. Though meteorology is not an exact science, yet I saw a maximum attempt by scientists to prevent a possible catastrophic damage to all alive. Living in Florida and watching those high professional experts, I felt more secure. In the end Dorian changed its direction and shifted more to the North. Well, I’d like to tell you another real story of war, a bigger challenge and more dangerous man-made force that never changed its direction and fights within our borders today—it is Russia, and its Intelligence Service’s Apparatus…

Soviets Declare War in 1955

Actually, most of the trouble in America and the world derives from and is caused by Russia and Putin’s KGB: from brainwashing and defrauding to killing. I am emphasizing the significance of the KGB, because it represents Russia today and am using the term KGB meaning the entirety of Russian Intelligence Services. To begin with: It happened sixty-four years ago, in 1955, when a document by the Soviet Defense Council, was enacted, giving the KGB and military the direct order to wage war. It was the first formal Soviet decision declaring war on Western civilization, and with it a global strategy to launch narcotics trafficking against the Bourgeoisie and especially against American capitalists. Please read attentively a part of this document:

“Soviet strategy for revolutionary war is a global strategy… narcotics strategy is a sub-component of this global strategy. …First was the increased training of leaders for the revolutionary movements—the civilian, military, and intelligence cadres. The founding of Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow is an example of one of the early actions taken to modernize the Soviet revolutionary leadership training. The second step was the actual training of terrorists. Training for international terrorism actually began as ‘fighters for liberation’…The third step was international drug and narcotics trafficking. Drugs were incorporated into the revolutionary war strategy as a political and intelligence weapon to use against the bourgeois society and as a mechanism for recruiting agents of influence around the world.”

This paragraph doesn’t need any explanations for those who can read English. It was decided THEN in 1955 to wage the war on many fronts—an asymmetric war against Western civilization. Don’t be surprised by the Opioid epidemic in America. Recently, a judge in Oklahoma ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the crisis. This will have a domino effect for other States, suffering from the epidemic of Opioids. The epidemic of drugs is only a part of the war against Western civilization. Don’t be surprised that it was not Russia, but China that provided the drugs—we are dealing today with the countries of the Axis of Evil—trained by the same KGB and adhered to the same ideology and using terror along the Communist line. If you are wondering what any of this has to do with mass shootings in America, political mistrust of the government, and the other ills at this moment in time, simply imagine the decades of the KGB’s infiltration to do just that–fighting the American Republic from within….

Socialism Infects the American Culture

Yet I don’t want to be involved in the current debate about the FBI, DOJ, and CIA corruption and abuses in America. Those are the symptoms of corrupt Soviet Socialism, the source of the disease itself is the ideology of Soviet Fascism, inculcating and propagandizing both young and old, and spread by the KGB during last several decades. Trump is an existential    threat to the ideology and to the Socialist mafia of the world. A devoted disciple of Stalin and Andropov, Putin, continues spreading the design left by both to impact the 21st century. Two American Manchurian Presidents have implemented this ideology in America. Today, the Dems have prepared for you the third American Manchurian President, due to the FBI inability to vet them seriously. As a result: all Trumps’ achievements could be nullified…

Stalin’s devoted disciples have developed and widened the tools, devices, methods, and tricks of the war crimes committed since 1955. And the leading role in that development belongs to Yuri Andropov, the KGB Chairman 1967-1982. It was Andropov, who had designed the plan to infiltrate the American social media, and the entire American Security apparatus to crush the free enterprise economic system and create a Socialist economy in America. This issue is key to understanding the contemporary predicament of America and especially events in Washington D.C. The knowledge of Andropov’s Operation Barbarossa is a must. Just look at our media— censorship and attempts at thought control are prevailing everywhere. Stalinist Political Correctness abounds in all forms of media—the legacy of Andropov’s Operation Barbarossa.

Google, Twitter, and Facebook are banning conservatives for their ideological positions, as it was in the Soviet Union, where all media and print were under censorship of the communist government. The scandal of fraud, abuse, and corruption in the FBI, DOJ, and CIA is in front of your face and tells you that Andropov’s Operation Barbarossa has “achieved” a lot by infiltrating and paralyzing both our media and Intel Security apparatus. The crux of the matter is that: everything mentioned above was done by the KGB in collaboration with the Democrat Party for decades and missed by American Intel. They missed it like they missed a fake Trump/Dossier, produced by the KGB: I have no doubts in that, the KGB handwriting is well known to me.

This exact handwriting of the KGB’s operatives, I found in American Socialism described by me in the segment California: The First Socialist State in America, in my column Socialism Infects the Globe, It Must be Defeated, August 26, 2019 in this e-magazine. Discussing Soviet Socialism for many years and learning more and more about the KGB’s nefarious activities and agenda, I’ve renamed Soviet Socialism to Soviet Fascism. The collapse of the USSR has manifested a collapse of Socialist Economy, yet the Soviet System, its dictatorial nature of one-party rule, run by the KGB survived under Putin’s leadership. You can find a philosophical and ideological explanation of the event in my books and columns. Hence, I want to show you why it is definitely Soviet Fascism, indeed by giving you another excurse to the Soviet history…

Soviet Medicine: Ruthless Example of Soviet Fascism

Have you ever heard the name Raoul Wallenberg? He was a real hero during WWII—he had saved thousands of Jews and people of other religions from the Nazis in Hungary. A famous Swede, he had been working under the noses of Nazis in the Swedish Embassy in Budapest and other cities helping Jewish people to escape. His activities cannot be called anything other than heroic. The entire world was grateful to him for his courage and bravery. However, as soon as the Soviet Army entered Budapest in 1944, Raoul Wallenberg disappeared from the face of the earth! He was kidnapped by Soviet Intelligence. For many years nobody knew his fate.

Immigrating to the U.S. in 1981, by chance I came upon material in Russian newspaper Isvestia, explaining at last where and how Raoul Wallenberg died. And this is another story connecting us again with the Soviet Intelligence. In 1946, the man named Victor Abakumov was appointed head of the Ministry for State Security—the MGB, a precursor of the KGB. “Abakumov was a notoriously brutal Chekist who tortured people with his own hands.” PWHCE. He had worked under the supervision of Beria. After Stalin’s death in March 1953, Beria was overthrown; Abakumov was charged and tried for his role in the case known as the Leningrad Affair and secretly executed in December 1954.

I have read a protocol of his interrogation in Isvestia and there he mentioned Raoul Wallenberg. Abakumov alleged that Raoul Wallenberg died of a heart attack after an injection. Abakumov pointed: The NKVD, MGB, and KGB had perfected the injections, which were provoking heart attacks. I had known about KGB’s secret laboratory before. What I did not know was that the secret laboratory had the ability to develop different substances, which when injected were bringing desirable results for the KGB. In the case of Raoul Wallenberg it was a heart attack—the KGB had murdered Raoul Wallenberg by their usual criminal way…

This story illustrates the ugly face of Russia today, run by the heirs of the KGB, the contemporary FSB. The constant debate on gun-control is a part of the Dems’ narratives, yet no one Republican has connected the horrifying issue of attacking our children to the “Axis of Evil,” run by the Russian KGB Government. I would. The injection that murdered Raoul Wallenberg can be repeated with different substances desired by the KGB, shooting the ampule by a soundless gun. In this case it is the substance to worsen, aggravate, and exacerbate the psychological state of the killers in Columbine, Sandy Hooks, Florida and many other places… Shooting in EL Paso, Dayton, and Texas are not the last crime on our land—Fascism never sleeps—we must know Soviet Medicine!

 Soviet Fascism, Fighting America From Within

Russian Intel, especially the KGB is a syndicate of professional snipers, killers, and murderers. Why are the Democrats pushing for gun-control? Because the  Socialist mafia is aimed at disarming Americans, like Stalin, Andropov, and Putin did in Russia and Hitler in Germany—this is the reason I am writing about Soviet fascism today…Our Government didn’t act on 45 tips, Red Flag warnings to prevent the tragedy of Valentine Day in Florida. You now know that the KGB works much better in our space of Facebook, Twitter, and using any opportunities to kill, harm, undermine, and destroy the system of the American Republic left to us by our Founding Fathers.

The Democrats are leaning on recent testimony from FBI Director Christopher Wray, who told a Senate Committee the following: “a majority of the domestic terrorism cases that we’ve investigated are motivated by some version of what you might call white supremacist violence.” I was stunned by his suggestion and narrative of “white supremacist violence” coming from the FBI Director Wray—he is within the babble of Dems’ in a war against Republicans to disarm decent American citizens by all costs. The FBI Director doesn’t know that all racist slurs-smears are initiated and inflamed by the KGB’s operatives. He hadn’t read any of my books or columns. He doesn’t know about McCabe/McAuliffe collaboration in inflaming and shaping the events in Charlottesville, Virginia 2017. He doesn’t understand a destructive work of Clinton’s mafia. What a shame!

I am not alone talking about Russia and its KGB meddling the flames in Charlottesville. Republican Congressman Tom Garrett told of Russian meddling on CNN. Garrett claimed that the Russians had meddled to stir the racial tensions that sparked a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017. GOP REP. DROPS BOMB ON CNN: RUSSIANS MEDDLED IN CHARLOTTESVILLE TO STIR RACIAL TENSIONS, the Daily CallerVirginia Kruta, Associate Editor, 08/11/2018. An infiltrated and paralyzed FBI is losing defense of our national security to the KGB. Knowledge of Russia is a MUST! Don’t forget a mechanism for recruiting agents of influence in America. It works.

A brilliant piece on the subject by Diana West will help you to digest the significance of the enemy’s history fighting from within: “There is a sinister war underway, a war of mental conditioning, as a new united front of communists, socialists, and liberals in media and politics attacks the American mind and soul as something immoral and hateful—something to be reviled as “racist” in every tweet and every news story, and demonized as “white nationalist” over every airwave, all to a point of reflexive consensus in the public square.

The ravages of history bear witness to the heinous results of eerily similar campaigns of public revilement in the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and other totalitarian echo chambers. Should the tens of millions of Americans today and every day lashed as “racists” and “white nationalists”—that is, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents who support Donald Trump—be worried? “The Brain-Washing War on America’s Mind and Soul, The Epoch Times, by Diana West, August 19, 2019

Diana West is right “the primary source of the invective is not “the street” or “radical fringe,” but the top leaders and most influential figures in the Democratic Party.” Yet, I will go further than that in identifying the ideology of Soviet Fascism and writing about the leadership of the Dems and how they are collaborating with the KGB for the last thirty years. For the last three years, I was writing about an International Watergate No.2.  Look at current DNC Chairman Tom Lopez, his statements speak for him and you will see how a Communist is leading the Dems against the American Republic… Hence, the primary task of DOJ in investigating the investigators, which means the Dems’ leadership and the core of the matter is the Dems’ collaboration with the KGB.

There has been a deep infiltration and meddling with the 2016 election by Russia, when the White House was turned into the ‘KGB’s Headquarters’, working against the opposite party—the Republican Party and its leader Donald J. Trump. The DOJ is investigating the investigators now, which means a case against the Deep State. Though my latest columns illustrated the way the Deep State was acting, there is a short way to investigate the crime committed—a thorough investigation of the Clinton Foundation. Bill Clinton is the man in the center of the entire criminal midst against the American Republic. In my books I have followed Clinton’s mafia and reported its actions since 1991. Obama merely continued the Clinton’s business within the Democrat Party.

Trump was alleging that the Clintons were behind Jeffrey Epstein’s sudden death. I am leaving the Epstein’s death to the professionals dealing with the case. Yet, there is a direct connection between womanizer Bill Clinton and Epstein’s repulsive crime spread globally: a pedophile, who also sponsored the Clinton Foundation, which I called “the eyes and ears of the KGB.”  This is the case to investigate the real Russian connection, which is the core, revealing the Dems collaboration with Russia for years. Epstein also had connection with Russians: to my knowledge two of Epstein’s closed persons were Russians: his bodyguard and a woman-provider of the young girls. My hopes for AG Barr’s awareness of those facts to execute a successful investigation of the International Watergate No.2 in America.

My fellow Americans!

On the tragic eve of the attack of 9/11 God is giving us this last chance to save our county—President Donald J. Trump! Don’t allow Soviet Fascism to take over the American Republic. Now you can recognize Socialist mafia: “the squad,” the Trojan Horse Bernie, AOC, Beto, Pete, and their leader Tom Perez. They are lying, fooling and deceiving you for decades. Be vigilant! Some of them are sponsored by the KGB. Fight the ideology of Soviet Fascism and save the legacy of our Founding Fathers and the American Republic!

Knowledge is Power! Good Luck my beloved America the Beautiful!

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Their Obsession with Death

It was a lovely, warm August afternoon in Jerusalem, 2001, a time when people strolled about, greeted neighbors, enjoyed a beverage or ice cream at an outdoor café, or lunch in the numerous restaurants.  It was a day when an Arab man, carrying a guitar case, entered the crowded Sbarro’s pizzeria, an eatery specifically selected for the large number of Jewish children it attracted.  He bought a slice of pizza and sat down among the Jews at one of the tables, contrary to the constant myth that Israel is apartheid.  Upon finishing his snack, he opened the case and ignited the “nail bomb” that the female terrorist and mastermind, Ahlam Tamimi, had smuggled into Israel.  The suicide terrorist, Izz Al-Din Shuheil Al-Masri, blew himself up along with 15 other people, including seven children (two Americans), and wounding about 130, some hideously, and one who remains in a coma.

Although Tamimi, the architect of the Sbarro massacre, had been apprehended, tried, convicted, and condemned to 16 life sentences in an Israeli court of law, she was released in an Israeli prisoner exchange.  Gilad Shalit, a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), who had been kidnapped by Hamas militants in a cross-border raid via underground tunnels near the Israeli border, had been held captive for more than five years as a bargaining chip.  The Israelis were finally able to secure his release on October 18, 2011, but only as part of a complete prisoner exchange in accordance with the PA 2004 Law of Prisoners and Released Prisoners, by turning over 1,027 Palestinians, including Ahlam Tamimi, who were collectively responsible for killing 569 Israeli citizens.

The terrorist’s mother was subsequently honored by Mahmoud Abbas with $910,823 (3.2 million shekels) for her glorious sacrifice – except that the sacrifice is suddenly no longer sacrificial, but a means to an end, the commercial enterprise required for fame and fortune in the Arab world.

  • Tamimi, then age 21 and Hamas’s first female terror operative, had been awarded $51,836, until her release from prison.  Now, a free and unrepentant terrorist, she is “exiled” to Amman, Jordan, home to her parents and most of her siblings, married and raising a family.  In opposition to the extradition treaty signed by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan with Israel on March 28, 1995, followed by the exchange of instruments of ratification by Jordan and US President Clinton on July 29, 1995, Tamimi is free to travel under Jordanian protection throughout the Arab world. She speaks about her terrorist career and incites to murder Jews.  The US Department of Justice and the FBI recently revealed the serious terrorism charges against her, maintaining the still valid and binding “Treaties in Force” (page 252), but after two years, Jordan still blocks extradition of only Tamimi.
  • Her cousin/husband, another impenitent convicted terrorist-murderer who was also released in the Shalit trade deal, receives monthly payments from the PA.
  • The bombmaker, Abdullah Barghouti, earned $213,848 for several now-infamous bombings, and is currently serving 67 life terms in an Israeli prison.
  • The Sbarro terrorists and their families receive $7,321 monthly, generous stipends doled out by Mahmoud Abbas from the coffers of the world’s “humanitarian aid” given only to “Palestinians.”

Ilhan Omar’s infamous words, “It’s all about the Benjamins, Baby,” were another Arab tradition – the projection of their own blameworthy deeds on others.  

For an overall scope of the pay-to-slay business, remuneration to terrorists came to $134 million in  2018 alone, with individuals receiving from NIS 1,400 to NIS 12,000 per month, depending upon the length of their imprisonment in Israel.

How does the society produce these inhuman weapons of mass destruction?  Where should we place responsibility for the damaging construct of Islamic family life – the hierarchy, interaction, communication, commitment, the hopes and fears, the warped moral code, social relatedness, stress and crisis management?  The Koran defines them all.

In Islam, children are produced and raised for exploitation – objectified for the sake of fulfilling the demands of Allah and Mohammed and controlled in the shame/blame society. The children are restrained by shaming – taught they are defective, guilty of feeling they have done something wrong, and unworthy enough to be driven to suicide – to achieve honor for group acceptance. The young, prepubescent boy may be humiliated by the emotional and sexual abuse he is forced to endure by older men.  He is obedient and in a perpetual state of anger also at his mother for her subservience and for not protecting him.  His perpetual shame prevents him from becoming an autonomous adult and getting his needs met appropriately.  In order to cleanse himself, he projects that shame onto others, with an eagerness for revenge.  Addicted to rage and drilled in a variety of weapons, he is eager to do battle with Jews and Christians, to achieve martyrdom and glorification, his only release from the oppressive culture.

The girl feels the brunt of the shame/blame culture, as she is subject to the embarrassment, pain and possible lasting infection from the Female Genital Mutilation, and the constant reminder that she may be veiled, stoned and killed, and blamed for sowing disorder in the “ideal society.”  Consider the clothing restrictions to live almost completely covered; the ban against certain hairstyles and smoking; bans on socialization, travel, schooling, celebrations and music.  This society exists on domination and submission, on a lack of empathy and sexual misery, where rape plays a particularly unique role.  The girl may become one of four wives in a resentful, competitive household, a concubine or sex slave.  The male’s psychological fusion with his immature and frightened mother keeps him terrified of women and sex, programmed to “kill off his mother” by murdering other women in cold blood as well as their own mothers and non-Muslims.  The female cannot extricate herself from the confines of an  Islamic life of degradation, of marriage, neglect and violence, unless she emulates the boy’s role.  If she becomes a female jihada, she will earn praise, admiration, and be paid handsomely for her acts of terrorism, even for the final act of martyrdom.  Here are profiles of some infamous female terrorists:

  • Wafa Idrees was the first female suicide bomber, in 2002. Forced into marriage with a first cousin, delivered of a stillborn and divorced, she detonated herself with a 22-lb. bomb in Jerusalem, injuring more than 100 others.
  • Ayat al-Akhras was the third and youngest Palestinian suicide bomber, age 16 or 18, to detonate herself.  Losing family members to violence, and being left single and pregnant by a Farah operative, may have been the stimuli for her action.
  • Dalal Al Mughrabi, recognized as a martyred “Palestinian” fighter who contributed to the Coastal Road Massacre of 1978, her bus hijacking resulted in the death of 38 Israeli civilians, including 13 children, and 72 wounded.

And what happened to other murderers who were released along with Tamimi?  A select few are shown here:

  • Hasam Badran, a former leader and current international spokesman for Hamas, had been sentenced to 17 years for multiple lethal bombings, including the Sbarro, the Dolphinarian discotheque in Tel Aviv that killed 21, the Passover Seder at Park Hotel that killed 30 and injured 140, 20 seriously, was released and believed living in Qatar.
  • Bassel Himouni, who planned multiple shooting and roadside bomb attacks, was released, deported, and now lives in the Gaza strip.
  • Amir Dukan was involved in financing terrorism for Hamas. He was released to Gaza and remains in contact with Hamas and other terrorist groups.
  • Hisham Abd al-Qader Ibrahim Hijaz raised funds for terrorist activities, planned abductions and shooting attacks, and was responsible for the deaths of ten Israeli civilians and soldiers.  He was released and lives in Qatar. Saudi’s contribution of funds supporting Palestinians (terrorism) exceeded US $15 billion by July 2003,
  • Ayman IsmailSalalmeh Sharawneh was imprisoned for 38 years for multiple terrorist attacks, including injuring 19 in Beersheba.  Upon his release, he immediately returned to terrorist activity.  Re-arrested in 2012, and again released, he returned to terrorism

International aid to the Palestinians is a contentious issue.  Australia ended direct aid to the PA amid fears that money is going to terrorists (July 2018), America cut $200 million of its aid to Palestinians (August, 2018), and New Zealand suspended UNRWA funding (August, 2019), while Norway and Ireland (June 2019) increased theirs, as have a shocking number and variety of organizations.  In keeping with Mohammed’s mandates, the “free male Muslim is entitled to the spoils of battle when he has participated in a battle to the end of it.” (Reliance of the Traveller, o10.0) The dubious generosity of the European Union enables the Palestinian Authority to pay the rewards for terror to Palestinians, with no oversight on corruption of subsidies to convicted terrorists. A Times of London journalist wrote (October, 2013), “Billions of euros in European aid to the Palestinians may have been misspent, squandered or lost to corruption,” yet the euros continue to flow in.

Mahmoud Abbas never reveals that donors’ funds go to the PLO, and he assures the jihadis and their families that there will always be money for those “heroic” Palestinian Arabs who will slaughter the children and Holocaust survivors.  He also knows he can count on the Europeans to turn a blind eye to the misuse of funds as they continue their own eternal war against the Jews.

Acknowledgment: Frimet and Arnold Roth – http://thisongoingwar.blogspot.com
In loving memory of Malki Roth HY”D and Michal Raziel HY”D and all who suffered and died at the hands of Islamic murderers.

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AG William Barr, CIA Asset and Deep State Impresario

“So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.” –  Voltaire

“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” – Baron de Montesquieu

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent, we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” – George Washington


The Rule of Law, (no person or government is above the law) apparently doesn’t apply to members of the Deep State.  Attorneys Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing repeatedly tell Fox News that AG William Barr is cleaning up the intelligence community.  Barr has been at the job for seven months, and as of yet, no one has been charged.

While the many patriots who supported the election of Donald Trump have suffered immeasurably, those who colluded to destroy Trump’s chances of winning and then to frame him with the false Russia narrative, are still running free, writing books and being promoted on mainstream media.  And many of them are still in the AG’s office influencing his actions.

Diana West, author of American Betrayal and The Red Thread stated that when President Trump chose William Barr for his AG, her heart sank, and for good reason.

William Barr and Robert Mueller

Who suggested William Barr?  Why was Barr chosen, given his shocking and deeply criminal/cover-up kingpin background?  My guess would be the President’s closest advisors including the Vice President who was in charge of the Trump transition team.

The new head of the Justice Department has known and admired the president’s adversary, Robert Mueller, for 30 years, and President Trump seems fine with that.  Their relationship, which Barr described in public during his Senate confirmation hearing, is a reminder of the small size of Washington’s legal and law enforcement worlds.

Barr and Mueller first crossed paths at the Justice Department during the George H. W. Bush administration. When Barr served as attorney general under President George H. W. Bush in 1991 and 1992, Mueller was the assistant attorney general heading up the criminal division.  But the relationship goes further. Their wives are close friends who attend Bible study together, and Mueller attended the weddings of two of Barr’s daughters.

During his Senate confirmation hearing, Barr praised Mueller’s “distinguished record of public service” and said the special counsel’s probe is proper and should be allowed to proceed without interference. That’s a sharp contrast to the acting attorney general Barr replaced, Matthew Whitaker, who called Mueller’s appointment by his and Barr’s close friend, Rod Rosenstein, “ridiculous” and “a little fishy,” among other things.  Barr’s high praise for Mueller is the nucleus of my unease with the new AG.

Conservatives have long cited the bond between Mueller and Comey, whose firing by Trump prompted the special counsel’s appointment by Rod Rosenstein, as evidence that Mueller was hopelessly conflicted. And now Barr has failed to charge Comey who deliberately leaked government information to someone outside the Department of Justice (DOJ) in order to prompt a Special Counsel.

Robert Mueller’s modus operandi for the last 30 years hasn’t changed. Sidney Powell’s brilliant expose of the Deep State in her book, Licensed to Lie, exposed the core group of federal prosecutors who broke all the rules, made up crimes, hid evidence, and sent innocent people to prison.

Robert Mueller and his pit bull, Andrew Weissmann, a true villain, ran the cabal of narcissistic federal prosecutors who broke all the rules and rose to great power. This ilk of lying human debris was in charge of the efforts to destroy our duly elected President.  Both Congressman Louie Gohmert’s expose and Louisiana State Senator John Milkovich’s book, Robert Mueller Errand Boy for the New World Order, expose years of corruption and unconscionable conduct…conduct which should have resulted in their disbarment.

William Barr’s Father

William Barr’s father is Donald Barr, who was the headmaster at Dalton School in Manhattan which was founded by progressive educator, Helen Parkhurst who took her cues from developmental psychologist Jean Piaget and education reformers such as John Dewey and Horace Mann.  Jeffrey Epstein became a professor at the Dalton School.

Donald Barr also had a stint in the precursor to the CIA, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during WWII.  Prior to that, he described himself as having a Marxist upbringing in terms of his own memoirs and ruminations on education.  He had a footnote on the dialectic and stated that as a child he enjoyed being a Marxist and reading Marx and Engels.

Barr wrote a book entitled, Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty? wherein he claimed to have three very strange radical leftist mentors in his life who migrated toward establishment mainstream status basically infiltrating old right conservatism just as did William F. Buckley and Irving Kristol.  Gordon Myrick, Ralph Lynton and Carlton Hayes were the mentors and Diana West is researching all three.

William Barr, CIA Operative

A strong case can be made that William Barr was as powerful and important a figure in the George H. W. Bush apparatus as any other, including Poppy Bush.  As the Attorney General (AG) from 1991 to 1993, Barr wreaked havoc, flaunted the rule of law, and proved himself to be one of the CIA/Deep State’s greatest and most ruthless champions and protectors.  Like father, like son.

  • Barr stonewalled and destroyed the Church Committee that investigated abuses by the CIA, National Security Agency (NSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
  • Barr joined George H. W. Bush’s legal/intelligence team during Bush’s vice presidency (under President Ronald Reagan).  He rose from assistant attorney general to chief legal counsel to attorney general (1991) during the Bush 41 presidency.
  • Barr was a key player in the Iran-Contra operation, if not the most important member of the apparatus, simultaneously managing the operation while also “fixing” the legal end, ensuring that all of the operatives could do their jobs without fear of exposure or arrest.
  • In his attorney general confirmation, Barr vowed to “attack criminal organizations,” drug smugglers and money launderers. Sounds like hot air!  AG Barr would preserve, protect, cover up, and nurture the apparatus that he helped create, and use Justice Department power to escape punishment.
  • Barr stonewalled and stopped investigations into all Bush/Clinton and CIA crimes, including BCCI banks scandal and BNL CIA drug banking, the theft of Inslaw/PROMIS software, and all crimes of state committed by Bush.  More on this in the next article.
  • Barr left Washington, and went through the “rotating door” to the corporate world, where he took on numerous directorships and counsel positions for major companies. In 2007 and again from 2017, Barr was counsel for politically-connected international Chicago law firm Kirkland & Ellis. Among its other notable attorneys and alumni are Kenneth Starr, John Bolton, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and numerous Trump administration attorneys.  Kirkland and Ellis’s clients including sex trafficker/pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, and Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital.
  • Barr successfully advocated the pardon of six former White House aides, including those convicted of lying to Congress or withholding information during the investigation. The six-year probe centered around allegations that the Reagan administration had secretly sold weapons to Iran despite an arms embargo, then clandestinely funneled the proceeds to anti-Communist rebels in Nicaragua.

Those pardoned were Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger; Elliott Abrams, former assistant secretary of state; Robert C. McFarlane, former national security adviser, and former CIA officials Clair E. George, Alan D. Fiers and Duane Clarridge. All were in President Ronald Reagan’s Administration.

Arkansas, Iran-Contra and Drugs

Compromised by Terry Reed is the true story of Bill Clinton’s sellout to the CIA.  The expose is Reed’s own eyewitness account.  He was a former CIA asset whose patriotism transformed him into a liability when he refused to turn a blind eye to the Agency’s drug trafficking. While helping the CIA set up its secret operations, he unwittingly compromised his family’s safety, ultimately forcing them to become fugitives.  Realizing that he witnessed the making of a counterfeit President and knew too much about its drug operations, the CIA set out to destroy Reed and his family.

Clinton’s political ambitions and his campaign pledge to create jobs for Arkansans led him to choose CIA support to help in his bid for the Presidency.  He permitted the CIA to use Arkansas factories to make untraceable weapons and he allowed CIA contract agents to train Contra pilots on rural airstrips in support of the war in Nicaragua, effectively evading the Congressional ban on military aid to the Contras.

Clinton split with many other state governments in sending a contingency of the Arkansas National Guard to Honduras to train the Nicaraguan Contras on how to overthrow their Sandinista government. Clinton would also discuss his first-hand knowledge of the operation with now-Trump administration Attorney General William Barr.  As a CIA operative, Barr became the Attorney General of the United States, not once, but twice.

In the 1980s, Terry Reed knew William Barr under a different alias as a CIA liaison to Reagan’s CIA Director William Casey in Arkansas.   Barr was supposed to be running a CIA cutout called Southern Air Transport.  Reed later saw William Barr become AG under Bush 41, and connected him to the man he knew as Robert Johnson.

Clinton’s secret was shared by then Vice President Bush who was also compromised by his involvement.  The Justice Departments of Reagan, Bush and Clinton orchestrated an ongoing cover-up in the Iran-Contra scandal.

The issue of notification of Congress about imminent clandestine activities was at the heart of the Iran-Contra scandal when President Ronald Reagan and CIA Director William Casey specifically ordered that lawmakers be kept in the dark about the infamous, covert arms-for-hostages deals with Iran.

Barr chastised Clinton for his sloppy handling of the delicate operation and his half-brother, Roger Clinton’s, very public fall from grace for cocaine use and then his pardon by Bill. He would later tell Clinton, according to ReedBill, you are Mr. Casey’s fair-haired boy … You and your state have been our greatest asset. Mr. Casey wanted me to pass on to you that unless you f*** up and do something stupid, you’re No. 1 on the short list for a shot at the job that you’ve always wanted. You and guys like you are the fathers of the new government. We are the new covenant.

Clinton was ultimately rewarded with the Presidency.

Attempts to investigate Clinton’s role in the Mena operations and the Iran-Contra affair were allegedly axed by Clinton’s own confidantes, who consistently denied he played a role in the scandal. According to the Wall Street Journal, former IRS investigator William Duncan teamed with Arkansas State Police Investigator Russell Welch in what became a decade-long battle to bring the matter to light. All of the nine separate state and federal probes into the affair failed.

Duncan would later say of the investigations, “[They] were interfered with and covered up, and the justice system was subverted,” and a 1992 memo from Duncan to high-ranking members of the attorney general’s staff notes that Duncan was instructed “to remove all files concerning the Mena investigation from the attorney general’s office.” The attorney general, serving under George H. W. Bush, at that time was William Barr.

Conclusion

In a previous article I asked who vets the nominees for President Trump’s administration?  Apparently, no one vets the administration candidates thoroughly. They use social media to see what the candidate has said about Trump.  Of course, the FBI should investigate every candidate, but the FBI is not trustworthy.

Stay tuned, there’s much more to come on AG Barr.

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The Cure for Confused Male/Female Relationships

At our annual Labor Day family reunion, I surprisingly found myself in conversations in which male/female relations was a reoccurring theme.

A happily married female relative told me about five of her middle-aged girlfriends who are looking for husbands. She said they probably will not be successful because they are domineering women who refuse to respect a man.

A gentleman said he asked his wife to prepare him a plate of food from the buffet which she did happily. A radical feminist scolded his wife, “Why did you do that? There is nothing wrong with his feet and hands!” The gentleman told the bitter woman to stay out of their relationship.

A young female relative cornered me at the dessert table. She ranted about how her dating pool is filled with boys rather than real men like her dad. “I am so tired of wearing the pants in every relationship. I would gladly take off the pants and hand them over to a real man. I’ll even cut the pants off, turning them into shorts if it will make him feel better. I just want a responsible adult male that I can respect and depend on”.

At poolside watching the kids have a ball in the pool, a frustrated young father told me his vindictive ex-wife selfishly uses their 12 year old son as a pawn. Over the years, he has spent thousands in attorney fees for visitation rights. I praised him for fighting to stay a part of his son’s life whom he brought to the reunion.

Male/female relations are a mess folks. America is suffering the dire consequences of allowing radical feminists and progressives’ anti-biblical ideology to dominate our culture.

Progressive schools, radical feminists and Hollywood have absurdly taught young women that gender equality means they must reject their femininity and physically compete with men. Several ridiculous movies feature 100 pound women beating the crap out of 300 pound men. The absurd message is men and women are the same.

Consequently, far too many young women are clueless regarding the tremendous power of their God given femininity. Remember that song in the musical, “Flower Drum Song” titled, “I Enjoy Being a Girl”? Celebrating femininity is deemed offensive and oppressive today.

As a child, our choir was on a bus trip. The bus was ready to leave and some of the kids had not returned to the bus. Our choir director, Miss Robena said, “Lloyd you can run fast. Run back and tell the kids to hurry.” I ran as fast as I could because I wanted to please Miss Robena. That’s the power of femininity.

Progressives claim to be our superiors regarding advocating for people of color. And yet, progressives promote anti-biblical and irresponsible behaviors which produce problems that plague urban blacks. For example: The Oxygen channel produced a reality TV show titled, “All My Babies’ Mammas”. The show irresponsibly celebrated a black rapper who has 11 kids by 10 black women.

Fatherless households negatively impact urban blacks, causing a cycle of generational poverty, addiction to government dependency, black on black crime, gang membership, high incarceration and epidemic school dropout rates. The dirty little secret is Democrats’ insidiously evil game-plan is to keep their constituents on the government dependency plantation.

This is why every 2020 Democrat presidential candidate is promising free everything, including a monthly check to able-bodied Americans who simply refuse to work. Trump’s economy has created more jobs than there are people to fill them. Trump has reduced black unemployment to a historic low.

Black Entertainment Television (BET) is extremely hypocritical. While claiming to be super advocates for blacks, BET has partnered with progressives promoting debauchery which contributes greatly to the moral and cultural decay of urban blacks.

Due to politically correct mixed messaging, men and women are confused about how to relate to each other; rejecting their biological instincts. Feminist women magazines say it is insulting for the man to automatically pick up the check at dinner. They say the woman should have an opportunity to pay for the meal. However, if he allows her to pay, the woman should run from him.

Dad taught my three younger brothers and me that when we took a girl on a date, as men, it was our responsibility to return her home safely. Even at our peril.

Adding to the confusion about how males and females should relate to each other is the implementation of the LGBTQ curriculum in schools which teach kids to reject nature’s definition of male and female. Thank God hundreds of parents in California pulled their kids out of school in protest of the LGBTQ curriculum.

In progressives’ relentless war against nature, we are bombarded 24/7 with the glorification of same sex attraction. The TV cooking show “Chopped” would have us believe a third of America’s chefs are involved in same sex relationships which is an absurd lie. Only 2-3% of the population is homosexual.

Progressives’ latest attack on normal male/female relationships is a NBC News report, “Heterosexuality is just not working.” The report claims that men are so horrible that women are opting out of heterosexuality and choosing to become lesbians. Wait a minute. Haven’t LGBTQ activists insisted that people are born homosexual and it is not a choice?

While claiming they only want tolerance, the real agenda of LGBTQ activists is to demonize heterosexuality and throw people in jail who publicly disapprove of the LGBTQ lifestyle.

Our Creator has provided the perfect instructional manual to achieve happy and fulfilling male/female relationships. The Bible. Progressives despise God’s instructions and seek to implement their hideously evil and destructive perversion.

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Levels and Layers They Are All Going Down

What we must come to understand is that this peaceful overthrow of the deep state and he shadow government has begun. Quite frankly, it began about three years ago but as of recent, with the Mueller witch hunt exposed for what it was, an illegal treasonous failed coup d’etat attempt against a duly elected and most popular President I might add, the hunters have now become the hunted. Many of us are beyond frustrated and ask why don’t we just arrest them. Some are more jaded and apathetic having been programmed over our lifetime to believe “they”, those in power, will never be held accountable. I am here to say, have faith, trust the plan. It is indeed unfolding as it should. They are all going down. It’s either us or them. We have reached steps 6, 7 and 8 on the scale of discovery and action. Wake up. Get others to wake up. Get with the program. This is for all the marbles!

Layers and Levels

IG report did not indict Comey. “No worries”, FISA will bring down the house. Stay tuned. For starters, just know that very thorough investigations are underway on many, many fronts. This goes far beyond investigating the investigators from the Mueller witch hunt. There is also the Epstein case. This too is well underway and this alone will bring down the house. Then there are scores and scores of other issues being addressed like re-opening the 911 investigation as bits of data are now coming out as I will write about soon. Meanwhile you can check out Military Alert as well as this article and this video. Not too mention that the state department has the 33,000 e-mails that Clinton bleached. Trump told us this at the Orlando rally in 2019 as well as other sources including Joe Degenova. We must also come to realize that the Global Financial Reset is also in motion and Trump has begun to reverse globalism. Learn more here in this weekly report. We will see the Federal Reserve and the IRS  in broad daylight after the Trump landslide election as Trump restores power to the power with perhaps a gold backed currency as the global economic and monetary systems are realigned. I can go on and on and on. Then there is eight years of President Don Jr. We do have a chance to resurrect America. But there are no guarantees.

Conclusion

This is America’s second revolution. It is an intel battle. Evil is being exposed. Truths are being revealed in the age of Trump transparency. We haven’t seen anything seen yet. Just know this. Bit by bit. Hour by hour, day by day, we are drawing in on them. They are panicking. They are desperate. They have NOTHING on Trump. Timing and optics. If you cannot see this yet, if you cannot see that we are hunting them down with the hammer of justice about to begin to fall, layer by layer and level by level, then you must seek new sources for content in the age of fake news. Get with the program. Oh and yes, in due time, we shall take down the Clinton’s and the Obama’s and so many in between. The Bush’s are already under control.

Brace yourself for your stable data to be shaken to the core, for your world to be rocked, as the disruptive uncomfortable truths are revealed and people are hauled away. Day by day, layer by layer, level by level. This swamp runs far deeper than you can fathom. Stay safe. Be prepared as this is a dangerous fight for our nations survival that will go on for some years to come. But know this. With God, Trump and we the people, we are winning. And so I ask you, when your children ask you “What were you doing when the global governance was being trust down the throat of America and the world, what will your answer be?” Freedom, it’s up to us. Get busy fighting the fight. Get busy living or get busty dying. WWG1WGA

TWO MUST SEE MOVIES: ‘Overcomer’ and ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’

We normally review one movie at a time. However, we highly recommend that you see these two great films about friendship, compassion, redemption, humility and humanity.

The first is “Overcomer.”

Overcomer is directed by Alex Kendrick, who also plays the role of coach John Harrison, and produced by Stephen Kendrick

Overcomer is a very special and emotional journey of a troubled young black girl named Hannah Scott played by Aryn Wright-Thompson. Hannah must overcome the travails that life has given her. She must deal with her father abandoning her and the death of her mother from a drug overdose. The only thing she is good at is running, but she suffers from asthma, probably caused by her mother’s drug use during pregnancy.

Hannah’s life journey changes when her Christian high school principle Olivia Brooks played by Priscilla C. Shirer asks her to read Ephesians, the Tenth book in the Holy Bible. This causes Hannah to be born again. Hannah goes from being a victim to becoming a child of God.

It is hard to hold back the tears of joy as Hannah not only find herself, but so do many others.

The second is “The Peanut Butter Falcon.”

Much like “Overcomer” the film “The Peanut Butter Falcon” is about overcoming one’s disabilities and living one’s dream. The star is Zak played by Zack Gottsagen. Zak has down syndrome and has been institutionalized by his family. He is a ward of the state and the state doesn’t really care about Zak and his ambitions.

Zak escapes and here in begins his adventure to achieve his dream, to become a wrestler.

This film, despite its use of some harsh language and some violence, is about friendship, God and deliverance.

Both films left me asking myself who am I?

I highly recommend seeing both films. They will inspire you to be grateful for what you have.

Republican Famela Ramos Announces Candidacy for California’s 53rd Congressional District

SAN DIEGO, Ca. /PRNewswire/ — The Famela Ramos Campaign announced today Candidacy of Republican Famela Ramos in the 53rd Congressional District as a result of requests from supporters encouraging her participation in her home District.

Famela announced her candidacy versus Nancy Casady and Scott Peters in July with endorsements from business leaders such as Peter Farrell, Chairman of ResMed a $20 Billion market cap medical device company, and Wes Chandler, an NFL Hall of Fame Football Player. The recent announcement of Susan Davis’ retirement has resulted in an extensive outpouring of requests asking Famela Ramos to run in her home district.

“It has always been my dream to represent the community that I grew up in, and that my children are now part of.  When my colleagues, neighbors and family asked me to run in my home District, I was humbled but highly enthusiastic,” said Famela Ramos.

Famela resides in the 53rd District and previously attained a strong voter base in her School Board run in 2018.  Famela is a nurse, researcher, mother of 4 children, and Founder of a healthcare non-profit.

As President of the Right to Try Foundation, Famela collaborated with Dr. James Veltmeyer and local biotech companies in providing access to experimental medication to dying cancer patients.  Famela has published 7 peer reviewed scientific papers with major universities and companies.

Testimony to Famela’s corporate and scientific leadership is the fact that she has co-authored 7 peer reviewed scientific publications.

The first paper was a collaboration with the Moores Cancer Center and several biotechnology companies, describing the state of the art in cancer immunotherapy, and proposing future directions.

The second paper discussed the possibility of stimulating regeneration of injured lung stem cells using specific types of laser and light based interventions, this was a collaboration between the University of Utah and the University of California, San Diego.

The third paper, a collaboration between a nutraceutical company and Indiana University, demonstrated the beneficial effects of a nutritional supplement on circulating stem cells in healthy volunteers.

The fourth publication was the first successful use of two different types of stem cells in a patient with heart failure, which resulted in a profound improvement.

The fifth publication is a report of 114 patients that were treated with umbilical cord blood stem cells and demonstrated safety and signals of efficacy in collaboration with a Chinese Biotech company.

The sixth publication was successful treatment of a spinal cord injury patient with stem cells.

The seventh publication was the basis for an investigational new drug (IND) application to the FDA, describing use of fat stem cells to treat aplastic anemia.

“I am very pleased that my daughter is following my advice to change Districts in which she is running.  Areas such as Paradise Hills, where we raised our family, will significantly benefit from having one of our own representing us in Washington,” said Pepito Ramos, Father of Famela and a US Navy Veteran.

To learn more about Famela Ramos go to here campaign website by clicking here.

Why an Arab-Israeli Peace may be Impossible

According to an article on www.aljazeera.net (Arabic version) of 28 July 2019, the Jordanian “artists union” demanded that all Jordanian actors and technicians working on a certain film set in the Petra region should withdraw from the project–even though the producer of the film is himself, an Arab.

The reason given for pulling all the Jordanian actors and technicians out of the film project was the claim by the union that “it falsified the history of the Levant region, especially Petra and southern Jordan, and was a security threat to Petra and southern Jordan.”

The producer, himself an Arab, argued that the film is based on historical facts and it will be filmed as the script is written because it will not be shown in the Arab world, but in America.  Yet, the Jordanian actors, and the union, have all stuck to their guns in rejecting this film because of the belief that it “gives the Jews rights in the Petra region.”

So, what is the storyline of this script that so offends Jordanian sensibilities?

According to the producer, the script, though based on historical facts, was drawn from a “fictional story” published by the “Arab Institute for Studies” in Beirut, and was well-known in Jordan’s capital ‘Amman a while back.  The story is about a young Jordanian boy who discovered a slab of stone with ancient Hebrew writing on it.  He then turns the stone over to the Jordanian department of antiquities.  The plot then revolves around the Department of Antiquities trying to confront the criminal gangs that trade in stolen antiquities, while also trying to fend off the Israeli Mossad trying to intervene in the matter.

Looks like a good patriotic script for Jordan, but what the naysayers are all objecting to is the very idea of an ancient Hebrew inscription even existing in Jordan.

In actual fact, such an inscription on a stone slab stele was found in that region in the 1860s.  It is known as the Mesha stone.  The Moabite king Mesha (Moabite for “Moses”) had this stele inscribed and erected (as a sort of ancient “Facebook page”) complaining about their god Khamosh deserting them and allowing “Omri,” the king of Israel (northern ten tribes) and his son to achieve hegemony over them for forty years, and then Khamosh giving king Mesha the strength to win back lost territories and then some.  This stele was written sometime in the 9th century B.C., and the basic facts are confirmed in 2nd Kings 3:4-8.

Most scholars of North West Semitic languages (Hebrew, Amorite, Ugaritic, Aramaic, Phoenician, Moabite, and Edomite) believe that the Moabites were illiterate and that the Moabite king had to hire an Israelite or Jewish scribe to inscribe the stele.  So, in other words, the famous Mesha Stele is an historical example of an ancient Hebrew inscription, written by a Jew, or an Israelite (not the same thing), discovered in southern Jordan and which the Jordanian government itself is demanding its return to Jordan from France (where it is currently on display in the Louvre in Paris).

And, yet, we now see Jordanians protecting a film that depicts exactly that sort of thing and in a fictional story no less!

In a possibly related story, on 03 August, the Saudi-owned al-arabiyya TV channel reported that Jordan has issued a prohibition against all Israelis from praying at the tomb of Aaron which is located in that same general area of southern Jordan.

ANALYSIS:

What these stories tell us is that there is so much hatred in Jordan towards Israel in particular and Jews in general that the Jordanians (most of whom are actually Palestinians) deny the existence of the historical fact of Jews and Israelites having ever passed through Jordan during all the centuries that they lived in the region.  In other words, their current belief system demands the erasure of all history that predates Islam in the region.

And this goes to the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian issue.  Arab propagandists have long been trying to rewrite the history of the Levant to erase any evidence of Jewish and/or Israelite presence in the region–ever.  This is in spite of the fact that their own Qur’an, as well as early Arabic histories, make countless references to the bani Israel and repeat many of the Old Testament stories almost verbatim.

This hatred-generated denial of history makes it impossible for Jordanian Palestinians, and Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza to ever accept the state of Modern Israel as an entity that deserves to continue to exist.

The only possible solution to this impasse would be a Western supported and managed program (using radio, TV, and the internet) to “force feed” the history of the region to the region’s Arab and Palestinian citizens until they come to accept the reality of the historicity of the Jewish and Israelite presence in what is now Israel and the West Bank, and the influences these ancient Jewish and Israelite communities had on their neighboring cultures.

The “D” in Democrat stands for “Delusional”

A friend sent me the following in an email:

When one tries to “reason” with a lefty democrat, remember you are dealing with a person that believes that a man can be a woman and a woman can be a man and that such a delusion should be encouraged, not discouraged.  Discouragement of the delusion is considered immoral and bigoted. Thus our society has unnecessary dilemmas concerning bathrooms,  athletic competition at all levels, and “pronoun” controversies subjecting ourselves to all manner of laws, rules, regulation and more needless government control.

Here is a suggestion to break the left’s ridiculous gender ideology and denial of biological reality.  President Trump should make a declaration that he is identifying as a woman.  The left will have to admit the absurdity of their gender ideology or accept and celebrate “Donna Trump” as the first woman President, thus beating Hillary, Liz Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand to the glorious goal of one of their “female firsts”.  Furthermore, if he remains married to Melania he will also be the first gay president and the first lesbian president. He will also be the first lesbian president married to an immigrant! What a most glorious event for the democrats to celebrate.

This, in a nut shell, explains just one of the many delusions that have become part of the Democratic Party’s platform. Ask any Democrat, and even some Republicans, about “gender identity” and you will get as many different answers as their are gender pronoun choices on Facebook.

Why there’s even going to be the second annual International Gender Pronoun Day on October 16, 2019. International Gender Pronoun Day, seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace.”

One can lose their job, be arrested and even be fined up to $250,000 for addressing someone by the wrong gender pronoun.

Science is clear, there are two sexes XX (female) and XY (male). There is no gay gene.

But science only counts when Democrats want it to count, like in climate change.

The Delusion of Gender Politics

I recently wrote about identity politics. Identity politics began with Black feminists in 1977 as a socialist movement to further the “destruction of the political-economic systems of capitalism and imperialism as well as patriarchy.”

Gender politics has the same goals but adds to it the destruction of scriptural beliefs of the three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Here are quotes from the Old Testament, New Testament and Qur’an on homosexuality:

  • Genesis 19:4-7 Before they could lie down, all the men of Sodom and its outskirts, both young and old, surrounded the house. They called out to Lot and asked, “Where are the men who came to visit you tonight? Bring them out to us so we can have sex with them!” Lot went outside to them, shut the door behind him, and said, “I urge you, my brothers, don’t do such a wicked thing.”
  • Leviticus 18:22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.
  • Amir ul-Mu’minīn ‘Ali (a.s.) has said: “Sodomy is a Greater Sin and carries punishment when a man mounts upon another man but does not penetrate. If he penetrates, it is kufr”.

Destroy God and replace Him with government is the ultimate goal. One of the minority groups (less than 4%) that want to destroy every culture and its religious foundation are gays. They do it in the name of “equal rights.” They use words such as “pride.”

Equal rights, pride and gender pronouns are oxymoronic.

The LGBTQ community wants equal rights for them but not for you. The LGBTQ and their allies (i.e. Antifa) protest against straight pride parades being held in cities like Boston. The LGBTQ community wants you to guess what is their preferred pronoun and if you get it wrong they want to punish you.

Each of these oxymorons violates the U.S. Constitution.

Destroy the U.S. Constitution bit-by-bit and you will eventually destroy America. Once this is done you can then fundamentally transform the culture as you wish.

Making personal pronouns commonplace requires that the idea of heterosexuality be erased.

Just as identity politics has destroyed the nuclear family (especially in the black community) so to does gender politics destroy the traditional family, defined as marriage between one man and one woman.

Destruction of the traditional family means that the new patriarchy is government.

Conclusion

The primary outcome of this socialist/LGBTQ identity politics is the destruction of the nuclear family.

Delusional right? But happening.

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Why do so many Muslims murder in the name of Allah?

A neighbor of mine was listening to the day’s headline news. It was about an Afghani immigrant in Paris who went on a knife wielding rampage against numerous people waiting at a bus stop. He had been shouting the Muslim war cry, Allahu Akbar (Allah is Greater) as he plunged the knife into one victim after another. The horror prompted my neighbor to ask, “Why do so many Muslims murder in the name of Allah?” Why indeed!

Mahatma Gandhi is quoted in the book, Gandhi: The Power of Pacifism, by Catherine Clement, as follows:

“While Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Parsees and Jews, along with several million adherents of an animistic religion, all coexisted in relative harmony, one religion that would not accept compromise stood out from the rest: Islam.”

Gandhi was referring to the experience during his lifetime in the Indian sub-continent, but the growth of Wahhabism and the current resurgence in Islamic triumphalism since Gandhi’s death in January 1948 now poses an increasingly existential threat to the West, to Judeo-Christian civilization, as well as to Hindus, Buddhists, and members of other faiths or no faith.

The question repeatedly asked is how and why so many Muslims, young and old, living in the West and enjoying all the material and educational benefits bestowed upon them — are committing hideous acts of terror and perpetrating atrocities upon non-Muslim innocent civilians, even against their very own neighbors. Those Muslim Arabs, who call themselves Palestinians, frequently murder Jewish civilians. Thousands have died and been maimed as victims of the blood soaked hands of Palestinian terrorists including just this week when a young Israeli girl, who had just celebrated her 17th birthday, was brutally murdered while hiking with her father and brother.

The Times Square bombing attempt on May 1, 2010 by Pakistani-born, Faisal Shahzad, and the 2009 Fort Hood massacre of unarmed members of the military by Major Nidal Hasan are well-known. So was the attempt at terrorism by a Somali immigrant, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, who had come to America at the age of five with his family as a refugee from the hell that is Somalia, yet who attempted to kill thousands during a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon. Mohamud arrived about the same time that the fiendishly anti-Semitic Somali ingrate, Ilhan Omar, arrived and who now pollutes Congress as a Democrat member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Since the 9/11 destruction of the Twin Towers and part of the Pentagon by the 19 Saudi Arabian Muslim hijackers, in which 3,000 people were murdered, a long and depressing list of atrocities have been perpetrated by other Muslim ingrates.

It was the baleful President Carter who undercut the shah of Iran, an autocrat who jailed and restricted the jihadists and Islamic groups, but who was nevertheless a supporter and ally of America. Just like President Obama, who equally undercut Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the subsequent void was quickly and gleefully filled by Islamic fundamentalists and the Muslim Brotherhood who imposed barbaric sharia law and raised the banner of Islamic supremacy. This is the same Obama who gave $150 billion to the mad mullahs in Iran and horrifically provided them with a roadmap to obtain a nuclear arsenal.

With the shah’s fall came the Ayatollah Khomeini from his exile in France, and almost immediately Carter’s catastrophic act resulted in a seemingly endless and humiliating imprisonment of American Embassy staff in Tehran. Since then Iran has fed the flames of Islamic terror around the globe, arming, and funding terror organizations such as Hamas and Hezb’allah.

Ayatollah Khomeini preached violence to ultimately conquer “the land of the infidel.” By that he meant not only Israel, but Christian European states and Britain, the United States, and the entire non-Muslim world. His fanatical followers throughout the Muslim and Arab world have all endorsed the legitimacy of jihad against what they call the “enemies of Islam.” Islamic martyrdom operations – specifically blowing up soft targets like the spectators at sporting events – are guarantees to paradise for the jihadists, even if their victims are women and children.

So the answer to my neighbor, and to those talking heads in the media who endlessly ask why so many Muslims commit such atrocities, can be seen both in Koranic passages and in, for instance, the sickening hate indoctrination found in the regime-controlled Palestinian schools and TV and radio broadcasts.

Here are some of the grisly passages from the Koran:

“Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them.” Koran 2:191

“Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood.” Koran 9:123

“When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them.” Koran 9:5

“Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.” Koran 3:85

“The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them.”… Koran 9:30

“Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam” Koran 5:33

“Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies.” Koran 22:19

“The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them.” Koran 8:65

“Muslims must not take the infidels as friends.” Koran 3:28

“Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.” Koran 8:12

“Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels.” Koran 8:60

And here are some examples of the Palestinian broadcasts that sow hate among children as young as three years of age, spawning yet another generation of terrorists and destroying hope of any true and lasting peace with the embattled State of Israel.

For example, the children’s show, The Best Home, included a scene in which a young girl recited a poem filled with messages of hate and other libels demonizing Jews. The poem made the vile and fantastic assertion that Jews, “Allah’s enemies, the sons of pigs,” defiled the Quran and Jerusalem, “murdered children,” “cut off their limbs,” and “raped the women in the city squares.” Here is the twisted example of the very horrors carried out by the Islamists and jihadists being falsely ascribed to their victims.

In our politically correct world, members of the fake media and commentators often seek to distance Islam from so many acts of horrific violence, using terms of alleged distinction such as “radical Islam” or “moderate Islam” and so on. But let us reflect on the words of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the close friend of both Iran’s genocidal Ayatollah and its president.

In reply to the term “moderate Islam,” which was apparently quoted to him by a Western journalist, Erdoğan erupted and said: “These descriptions are very ugly; it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam, and that’s it.”

Certainly, attempting to constantly give, as liberals and the Left do, a free pass to Islamic abuses; to play down its violent ambitions of world conquest; to ignore the evident threat to Judeo-Christian civilization from sharia law and imposed dhimmitude merely encourages the violent tendencies of the followers of what was so presciently called by Winston Churchill, “an ideology wrapped in a religion.”

The two Chechen brothers, as with so many other Muslims, thus almost certainly succumbed to the hatred towards non-Muslims which proliferate in Islamic texts, on Islamic websites, and in Islamic social media. And they are not alone as that knife wielding Afghani proved so horribly in Paris.

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How 50 Years of No-Fault Divorce Gave Us a Throwaway Culture

Fifty years ago this week, Ronald Reagan made what he later admitted was one of the worst mistakes of his political life: As governor of California, he signed a bill bringing no-fault divorce to his state.

California was the first state to take the plunge, but by no means the last. Reagan’s signature unleashed what became a national divorce revolution.

Within five years, 44 states would follow suit and pass some form of no-fault divorce.

Many lawmakers who pushed for it had fine intentions. At the time, the divorce regime had become a sham that made a mockery of the legal system. Because a judge had to find “fault” in one spouse to grant a divorce, spouses would often make phony allegations against each other, sometimes even working in tandem to fool a judge into granting them a divorce.

Obviously, this was a problem. Some lawyers called the trend “institutionalized perjury.” They thought it would be much better to lower the barriers to divorce and thus remove the incentive to make phony allegations.

Yet 50 years later, the perverse incentive to commit perjury seems utterly miniscule when compared with the wreckage that came from the divorce revolution.

The consequences of no-fault divorce are almost impossible to overstate. It was like dropping a nuclear bomb into our nation’s social ecosystem—the blast wave has hit millions of families, and the fallout is worse than we could have imagined.

The Blast Effect

As one might expect, the nation saw a spike in divorce rates following the enactment of no-fault divorce laws. Between 1960 and 1980, the divorce rate more than doubled and remained relatively steady into the 1990s.

Generation X was the first of the collateral damage. Roughly half of all children born to married parents in the 1970s saw their parents divorce, a massive increase from just 11% of kids born in the 1950s.

Two of those Gen Xers were named Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus. They later would become the lead singers and the guitarist and bassist, respectively, for the popular punk band Blink-182.

DeLonge and Hoppus were both born in the 1970s in Reagan’s California. By the early ‘90s, they had both felt the sting of their parents’ divorces.

Their song “Stay Together for the Kids” captured the cry of a generation reeling from divorce. The song’s original music video pictured a wrecking ball destroying a house—a visual metaphor for the chaos divorce brought to their homes.

DeLonge later explained: “You look at statistics that 50% of parents get divorced, and you’re going to get a pretty large group of kids who are pissed off and who don’t agree with what their parents have done.”

He added: “Is this a damaged generation? Yeah, I’d say so.”

And the damage continues. Each year, 1 million U.S. kids see their parents get divorced. Half of all children at some point will see their parents split. And the most common reason now given for divorce? Lack of commitment, at 75%.

In a positive sign, Gen Xers and millennials seem to have taken lessons from their parents and are getting divorced at lower rates. Between 2008 and 2016, the divorce rate actually dropped by 18%.

But this comes as fewer people are choosing to get married in the first place. Many millennials are choosing to cohabitate rather than get married—a path that leaves divorce off the table from the outset.

But ironically, cohabitation offers them less security than marriage. It may keep one’s options open and eliminate the legal hassle of a divorce, but it makes bailing on a committed relationship that much easier.

Defining Marriage Away

One hallmark of a healthy and stable country is that contracts are enforceable. If two people sign a contract, one person can’t just bail without paying the consequences.

A contract has to be binding on all parties. Otherwise, it’s worth nothing, and people will stop making contracts altogether.

No-fault divorce essentially made void the contract of marriage. It told either party that they could break their vows and get divorced on the basis of “irreconcilable differences.”

Those vows derive from what our society once understood marriage to be: a permanent reality that, once joined, takes on a transcendent quality that places it beyond the reach of any human whim. This transcendent vision of marriage was the basis of its legal recognition, and the children that resulted from the union made its stability all the more important.

But no-fault divorce cut ties with this vision. Marriage vows were reduced to mere poetry for a romantic ceremony and evacuated of any legal substance.

For all legal purposes, “as long as we both shall live” became “as long as one of us doesn’t change our minds on a dime.” Spouses could no longer depend on courts to enforce their marriage vows because, legally, marriage was now severed from those vows.

People often think of same-sex marriage as the great Rubicon moment that changed America’s view of marriage forever. That’s not true.

No-fault divorce is the original rupture in our view of marriage. Same-sex marriage was just the latest mutation to an institution long robbed of its original meaning.

Millennials are onto something when they reject marriage as it’s widely understood and practiced. They see it for the contradiction that it has become. Better to shack up and take no vows, they say, than to take vows that won’t be kept.

Reckoning With the Throwaway Culture

Easy divorce is part of what Pope Francis calls the “throwaway culture.” We throw away unwanted trash, unwanted babies, and unwanted spouses. Such is life in a culture that rejects the transcendent, the idea that we owe duties to each other by virtue of being human—and by virtue of our word.

This throwaway culture is the great cost of our contemporary religion, which is self-actualization. The creed of our day is that each person’s private happiness and self-actualization is the ultimate good. Kids, the unborn, and spouses we no longer love must bow the knee to our own personal quests for happiness.

But this contemporary vision shows signs of weakness.

For all our secular disenchantment, we still crave the transcendence and permanence offered by marriage as it was once understood. We long for bonds that don’t break.

Being spiritual creatures, we ache for solidarity, and we seek it, even if from 77-year-old politicians promising to “bring people together.”

No-fault divorce sent us looking for permanence and transcendence in all the wrong places. The irony is that while many of us decry the wreckage of divorce, it’s not clear we are willing to realign our values to rebuild what’s fallen apart.

For those who are willing, the solution is available: We must begin to prize fidelity in relationships over our ever-evolving desires for self-actualization.

Legal changes to reverse no-fault divorce should come as well, but above all, we need a culture that prizes fidelity—and shames infidelity. Spouses who seek a divorce for weak reasons need an obstacle in their path, one that isn’t just legal, but cultural. It should be socially costly to break our vows.

Fidelity is the only thing strong enough to rebuild the basic blocks of our society. It’s what the Bible calls “covenant faithfulness,” and in the long run, it’s the most beautiful life available to us.

It’s also the most rewarding, because self-centered happiness is a fool’s errand. We don’t ultimately find joy in creating our own reality, but in finding our rightful place within it.

Relational bonds are much more easily torn apart than melded from scratch and maintained. We live in the aftermath of 50 years of bond-fraying, and it now falls to us to rebuild.

It may be that in the 21st century, the most heroic act for a young American will be to play a small but faithful part in this rebuilding effort—to get married and cleave to one’s spouse, till death do they part.

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Are American Voters Helpless?

There is not a day that goes by that I read comments from all over the social media on major issues that threaten this land of the free. Many Americans know what the problems are, but they are helpless in solving them alone. Why? Because we are a Representative Republic and expect our elected Representatives to know the problems and solve them. Americans love courageous leaders like President Trump and Senator Ted Cruz and despise weak politicians whose only art is playing with nonsocial words.

When was the last time you witnessed a courageous and knowledgeable representative stand up in the US Congress to address the vital issue of Islam’s stealth jihad or Islamic subversion currently exploiting all aspects of American life? I do not remember.

Well, let’s ask a few questions. Aren’t these people elected to keep America safe? Don’t these elected officials work for their constituents? Haven’t they sworn that they “will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic” and that they “will bear true faith and allegiance to the same?”

They did, they promised and they lied. So, now what? We, the People, elect our leaders, and must hold them accountable. So, what happens when they refuse to stand by their oath of office and defend the Constitution they swore to? Fire them you might say!! That’s one way. How can we be sure the next guy isn’t any better or different than the former? Hard answer.

The reality is, We the People live in a fantasy world and are under the assumption that everything will be all right. But it won’t be. Who is right? We, individual Americans, often, are outmanned and outgunned against the powerful globalists who are in charge. Lone rangers win only in make-believe movies. In real life, governments, institutions and organizations are the ones who prevail. They have the funds to buy the services of the media; employ lawyers, politicians, and mercenaries of all stripes.

Let us keep in mind that there are not many differences among the D.C. Beltway elitist class politicians of either party. The elitists have crafted their own version of the universe and want you to see our world through their lenses, a political deception and tactic that they have prescribed for you to see. Political elitists despise patriotic Americans as they did the Tea Party Activists. They have carefully manufactured smoke and mirrors for their subjects where citizens think and act as though they have political choices, thus perpetuating the myth of democratic participation. Commentator Walter Lippmann on numerous occasions spoke of this type of control over the masses.

You may ask yourself, how do we know that? Well, it is obvious. Just ask yourself, why is the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliate like the Council on Islamic American Relations (CAIR) have not been placed on the list of terrorist organizations? Most of us know that Islamic law is practiced in some parts of the US and we know that Sharia law is incompatible with our laws and the U.S. Constitution. Again, nothing has been done to stop it in its tracks! Islam, like Communism, Nazism and other isms, is ideological to its core. It still retains its poisonous ideological connection with Nazism and the Arabic version of Hitler’s Mein Kampf and its fictitious propaganda.

We also know that the American educational system has been invaded by Saudi Arabia as well as other rich-oil Arab nations of the Persian Gulf region. Well, we know that Islam is a religion of war, not peace. Again, no elected official has made a single attempt to stop this. In many US States, schoolchildren are indoctrinated and taught propaganda that praises Islam, while Christianity, Judaism and other true religions are squelched. Once again, those who we elected into office are silent. Perhaps they do not like to rock the boat for fear of losing their chances of being reelected.

We are living in a “Soft Jihad” period and you do not even notice it because it is not “hard jihad.” Islam, with the help of leftist media and the Democrat Party are using our Constitution against us. America is in a state of Islamic subversion and it is far much more dangerous for us to defend America here than to go overseas and fight the enemy there. We are about to lose America’s identity and freedom without even noticing it and our own elected officials are either ignorant or play the political correctness game. We aren’t even allowed to name the enemy that is Islam.

The time will come when your children and grandchildren will ask: how did all this happen and nothing was done to stop it! Our representatives must represent the people of America rather than catering to Muslims and Muslim organizations.

In short, America the land of the free, is under assault by the deadly ideology of Islamic subversion and most of us are comatose.

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Saving Sex for Marriage is Good for Marriage

A few weeks ago, there was a professing Christian lady on the television reality program, “Bachelorette,” who has been fooling around.

One headline, for example, stated: “Christian ‘Bachelorette’ Star Hannah Brown Eliminates Man She Had Sex With Four Times On The Show.” When I see that, I think “Ouch.”

The Bible says we should save our sexuality for marriage—of course, heterosexual marriage.

Writing recently for thedailywire.com, John Fleenor quotes the “Bachelorette” contestant, who said, “Guess what? Sex might be a sin out of marriage, [but] pride is a sin, too, and I feel like this is like a pride thing.” She was reacting to someone who wanted to save intimacy for marriage.

She added, “I have had sex, and, honestly, Jesus still loves me.” The Lord’s love for us is not up for debate. He loves us so much He went to the cross on behalf of sinners and took upon Himself our guilt and shame to bring salvation to those who believe. But those who place their faith in Him are to live lives of holiness. We’re not perfect, but we strive to please Him in how we live.

God’s rules are not optional and a way to go from better to best. Those who persist in sexual immorality (and a plethora of other sins, described in 1 Corinthians 6 and Ephesians 5) “will not inherit the Kingdom of God.” But the good news is we can be forgiven and be set free from these things.

If someone is sexually promiscuous before marriage, what is to keep them from being promiscuous after marriage? Studies have shown that couples who live together before they get married are not so much preparing for marriage as they are preparing for divorce.

For example, the spruce.com reports: “In the United States and in the UK, couples who live together are at a greater risk for divorce than non-cohabiting couples.”

Stable marriages are a part of God’s plan. Divorce and remarriage are not His best. Divorce is often the wellspring of much misery. His rules don’t come about because He’s trying to withhold good things from us.

How pleasing it is to be happily married—year after year, growing old with your best friend. Enjoying children and later grandchildren. In this culture, we struggle with loneliness big time. But the Bible says, God has put the lonely in families.

I belong to a men’s Bible study where most of us are now in our 60s. A couple of months ago, it was noted that we collectively represented “centuries of marriage.” For example, by the grace of God, I have been married to my wife for 39 years. The Bible study leader has been married even longer.

In the culture at large, this kind of record stands out. Even in the church, it is not always the norm these days. But stable marriages have led to a lot of happiness for us.

The Bible is very practical on the matter of purity: “Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers. May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.”

But our television programs, movies, songs—the whole culture—promotes sexual anarchy and promiscuity.

There’s a great need for purity in our time. Purity is not the same thing as innocence. Sexual sin can leave us feeling as unclean as lepers. Understanding the difference between innocence and purity can give us courage to live God’s way, no matter what we have done in the past.

Billy Graham once said, “you can’t unscramble scrambled eggs.” That is to say, you can’t undo the sin in your life prior to the time you came to Christ. Or even if we’ve blown it as a Christian, we can’t undo our unholiness of the past. We cannot become innocent again. But we can, with God’s help, work toward being holy in the present and future, which is purity.

Ironically, casting off God’s rules leads to less sexual and relational happiness. A massive study on intimacy in America was conducted many years ago under the auspices of the University of Chicago, and it even made the cover of TIME magazine. It was written up in the book, Sex in America.

The researchers discovered that women with no religious affiliation reported far less satisfaction than “conservative Protestant women”—cutting against the typical media portrayal of religious women as repressed and uptight.

In short, committed Christians, following God’s rules, generally have the best sex lives. That’s a message I wish young (and old) promiscuous “believers” would grasp. Amazingly, holiness and happiness are corollaries.

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