Politics and U.S. Current Events
Posted 7/25/15 at 1:42 PM | Michael Bresciani
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” (Luke 21: 25-26)
This verse, taken from the gospel of Luke, has nothing to do with a last day’s wave of heart attacks, but rather it is a prophetic picture of the collective fainting of the hearts of men at the sudden, deep and wholly unexpected changes that are rolling into human history.
This week America is reeling from the videos in which officials from Planned Parenthood are negotiating the going price for the organs of unborn babies. We are witnessing something far more sinister than the ancient pagan world’s excursion into the offering of children to be burned in the fires of the idol known as Molech.
Today’s version of the “fires of Molech” is more sadistic and wicked than the ancients could have imagined, because it is now done under the cover of “law.” One man out of a band of nine cast the deciding vote for Roe v. Wade in 1973 and since then the waves of unborn children have met their doom to the grand figure of 55 million and counting. This is the “law”? If Molech were actually a real and living deity – he would be delighted. FULL POST
Posted 7/23/15 at 5:12 PM | Larry Fell
As Christians we have fallen into a trap, set by Satan and sprung by five black robed lawyers (aka SCOTUS). Call it what you will, same sex marriage, gay marriage or homosexual marriage; the point is we have weakened our position by the use of the word "marriage" because, quite simply it is not.
Marriage is a covenant between God and a man and a woman who become a single entity.
Genesis 2:23-24 New King James Version (NKJV)
23 And Adam said:
“This is now bone of my bones
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman,
Because she was taken out of Man.”
24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
God clearly designed the relationship called marriage to be a sacred partnership between a man and a woman. Eve was created by God for Adam from Adam's very body, his own rib. Why? God could have easily created Eve in the same manner He created Adam, from the dust of the Earth. God decided to create Eve from a part of Adam so that they literally are of one flesh and one spirit, a melding of two people into one stronger creation. FULL POST
Posted 7/22/15 at 7:46 PM | Mark Ellis
By Mark Ellis
A moderate imam who warned more than 10 years ago about a radical change at two controversial Boston mosques says he was forced out of leadership because of his concerns. His replacement is a man with links to the Pakistani terror group that planned the 2008 Mumbai bombings, according to a report by Fox News.
Imam Talal Eid said growing extremism put him at odds with the board of the Islamic Center of New England in the late ‘90s. He served there from 1982 until 2005.
But when Eid resisted the shift toward extremism, he began to fear for his safety and eventually was driven from his position by Dr. Abdul-badi Abousamra, at the time a prominent endocrinologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, according to Fox News.
“At times, I was fearful for my safety,” Eid told Fox. Eid now runs a mosque in Toledo, Ohio. “When I would stand up for what I believed in, and there was a clash, you see how I could be scared.” FULL POST
Posted 7/18/15 at 2:54 PM | Michael Bresciani
While Snopes says “undetermined” when queried about the recent video that caught Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Senior Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood nonchalantly describing how they crush babies carefully on top and bottom so as to preserve the harvestable organs for sale; the same so called fact checking website was quick to determine that Isis terrorists were not crushing babies.
Isis 1 – America 0
Fact Check, Snopes and Right Wing Watch are vigilant to keep watch over every jot and tittle of the internet and media while they seem to stumble over the obvious. We can only wonder if while flying like ravening vultures over the carcasses’ of America’s worst behaviors they have not discovered some way to determine if journalists have two different colored socks on as the muse over their keyboards.
It is not hard to see that if we check the facts on FactCheck, watch Right Wing Watch for extreme left wing hype and spend a little time snooping around Snopes we will see heaps of bias copiously embellished and garnished with conclusions that need to be taken with a grain of salt and in some instances dismissed completely. FULL POST
Posted 7/17/15 at 8:22 AM | Karen Kramer
Donald Trump is running as a Republican, but a list of his past political donations indicate he could be a closet Democrat.
But regardless of the confusion, the polls show Trump on top among Republican contenders.
One commentator called him a circus act. Others say The Donald is an equal opportunity offender. For some Americans, his brand of honesty works—hence the poll numbers. As a nation, we’ve weary of political speak—doubletalk telling us what we want to hear. Trump has no need for that.
Trump built an empire on American ingenuity and incredibly wise investments. You can hate the man but you can’t argue he’s been successful. Trump’s the richest person to ever run for president. No need to make promises to garner financial support.
The media doesn’t scare him. And with zero political correctness, he lambasts poor political performances and tells our nation’s enemies what he’ll do once elected.
National security is a huge concern—as it should be. His words about Mexican illegal aliens should have been more statesmanlike, but his point about a border fence is well taken. It’s overdue. FULL POST
Posted 7/16/15 at 1:41 PM | Carrie Stoelting
Donald Trump. His name alone elicits a wide range of reactions. But one thing is true: Trump has drawn attention to criminal immigration and securing the border. Along with countless non-rapists, there are drug lords, terrorists, and rapists crossing the border. Arrest records prove it. Furthermore, the mainstream media latched onto and misquoted Trump's recent statements.
Fact: Mr. Trump has boldly and publically shared these views for years (including in his 2011 book “Time to Get Tough”). NBC, Univision, Macy’s, etc. have been aware of his views for years but act as though it is all “new”.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that “agitators” put pressure on those companies to sever ties with Donald Trump. Just who are the “agitators” anyway? Mr. Trump continues to rise in the polls (much to the dismay of the Bush and Clinton campaigns). Why? Because he told the truth.
While we at UnitetheUSA.org have not issued our official endorsement of any 2016 candidate yet, we are pointing out the double standard and the curious mistreatment he has received. And now, the violent drug lord “El Chapo” has viciously threatened Trump's life and the FBI is involved. One thing is for sure, Mr. Trump has brought the massive illegal immigration issue to the forefront of the 2016 election. We appreciate his tenacity and integrity about telling the truth (that there are murderers and rapists along with the non-violent families crossing the border). Fascinating courage.
Posted 7/15/15 at 8:50 PM | Karen Kramer
I never knew I was living in a sanctuary county until I checked out this map.
How did this happen?
In the 1980’s church-based sanctuary retreats popped up in California to help cope with the exodus of Central Americans fleeing corrupt governments.
Since then, it has morphed into 200 cities sprinkled across America. What happens in a sanctuary city?
If arrested, an individual cannot be asked about his/her immigration status. State and local municipalities do not have to comply with federal immigration law and work with enforcement authorities. As many know, in San Francisco, a young woman was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant released by authorities.
Thousands and thousands of illegal immigrants have also been released and live within these safe enclaves. The Senate will soon be considering the Davis-Oliver Act, which could require state and local municipalities to comply with federal laws and work with immigration authorities. While the argument over civil rights versus the safety of local communities can become heated, it needs to be debated as our nation deals with illegal immigration. FULL POST
Posted 7/13/15 at 4:42 PM | Mark Ellis
By Mark Ellis
The son of an esteemed Boston police captain was arrested July 4th as he planned ISIS-inspired terror attacks against a college campus, according to ABC News.
Alexander Ciccolo, 23, of Adams, Mass., was taken into custody on gun charges after he purchased two rifles and two pistols from an undercover FBI confidential informant, federal officials told ABC News.
In a search of his apartment, officials said it was filled with bomb-making equipment including a pressure cooker, a variety of chemicals, an alarm clock, “attack planning papers” and “jihad” paperwork.
FBI agents said he adopted the name Abu Ali al-Amriki and neighbors said he had been a recent convert to Islam. Ciccolo was estranged from his father and the two had minimal contact in the last few years. FULL POST
Posted 7/12/15 at 11:31 PM | Karen Kramer
Remember the elementary-aged three-word lesson, Stop Drop Roll, teaching us how to extinguish our burning clothes? Now Homeland Security is instructing us to add three more words—Run Hide Fight to avoid being a casualty in a shooting spree.
Work place violence, terrorism, and school shootings, while thankfully infrequent, can have different outcomes with preparation. Like earthquake and fire drills, a little training can help quell panic in a real-life scenario.
Watch this five-minute video and consider your own work/school surroundings and plan what you would do. Terrorism can be random or methodical; but with heightened awareness we can be ready to Run Hide Fight.
Sadly, in our broken world mental preparation to Run Hide Fight might not work. Shooters often select soft targets with less security. In many shootings, if there had been an armed citizen many lives could have been saved. But gun control is another issue.
Americans are facing increasing threats—both domestic and foreign, but we don’t have to ever face them alone. One other way to prepare is to spend time with God and his Word and then everywhere we go Christ will be with us.
Posted 7/10/15 at 8:48 AM | Karen Kramer
Whether or not you’re following the Greek economic mess, one glaring warning light is blinking—we have a similar bloated government.
While Greece argues about the right solution to its bankrupt system, their biggest issue is unemployment. Not enough people are working to pay the bills.
Our lower unemployment numbers look good on paper, but the reality is that 100 million Americans are NOT working. The largest reduction in our workforce isn’t the retiring Baby Boomers; it’s the unemployed millennials. In the late 1990’s 66% of that age group worked. Now it’s down to 55%. In Greece, half of their young people don’t work either.
Experts disagree on why this is happening, but higher labor costs and welfare policies that incentivize unemployment aren’t helping. FULL POST