Saturday, December 14, 2019

Virginia National Guard Statement Regarding Potential Gun Confiscation

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) and several other politicians have openly suggested using the Virginia National Guard to implement gun confiscation plans in those jurisdictions that have declared themselves "Second Amendment Sanctuaries."  No formal request to do so has yet been made, although speculation is swirling. In response, Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, has released the following statement via the Facebook account of the Virginia National Guard.

Official Statement from Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams

"We have received multiple questions regarding proposed legislation for the 2020 General Assembly session and the authority of the Governor of Virginia to employ the Virginia National Guard in a law enforcement role. Please make sure you share this message with your all of your personnel.

We understand and respect the passion people feel for the U.S. Constitution and 2nd Amendment rights. We will not speculate about the possible use of the Virginia National Guard. I encourage everyone to be patient while we allow our elected officials to work through the legislative process.

We have not received any requests from the Governor, or anyone on his staff, about serving in a law enforcement role related to any proposed legislation.

I expect our Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force to be professional and respectful in their discussions about this subject. As private citizens, our personnel are free to express their opinions to their elected officials, but they should not engage in any political activity while in a uniformed status.

We will provide regular updates when appropriate during the General Assembly session. Please utilize your chain of command to direct any questions or concerns to my office, and we will do our best to address them." 

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Updates from the Impeachment/Coup

By Timothy Gamble

On Friday, the House Judiciary Committee voted on and passed two Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump, charging the President with Obstruction of Congress and Abuse of Power. The Articles of Impeachment passed on a strictly party line vote of 23 to 17. This sets up a full House vote on each article individually, which is expected to occur on Wednesday, Dec. 18, although some have suggested pushing the vote back one day to Dec. 19, which was the date of President Bill Clinton's Impeachment in 1998.

It is considered highly likely that the Articles of Impeachment will be passed by the full House, although it is expected that between 6 and 12 democrats, all from Districts that Trump carried in 2016, will vote against the Articles. Impeachment by the House of Representatives carries no enforcement or punishment. The Articles of Impeachment will then be sent to the Senate for consideration. 

The Senate does have the power to issue punishment up to and including removal from office. Should Trump be removed from office, Vice-President Mike Pence will be sworn in as President. However, it is considered highly unlikely the Senate would approve the Articles of Impeachment or issue any punitive measures. Other then making news for another week or two, impeachment is dead at this point.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton has issued the following statement: "[Yesterday's] vote on the articles of impeachment was both a tragedy and a farce. Truly, it is a sad day for America because a grave injustice was committed. There is no abuse of power by President Trump, however, it is clear that abuses were committed against him by the DOJ, the State Department, the FISA court, and certainly by Democrats in the House.

This impeachment scam was corruptly formed and is being corruptly pursued. A coup cabal has hijacked the House to violate the rights of President Trump and undermine our constitutional republic. It is not too late to “stop the coup.” Americans should call their members of Congress to share their views on this wild attack on self-government."

People wishing to contact their members of Congress can find contact information at https://www.contactingcongress.org/.
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Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Evening News for 12-12-2019

Today's handpicked headlines, with analysis and commentary.

Conservatives, Boris, and Brexit Win in a Blowout!  Although the votes are still being tallied as I type this, it appears almost certain that Boris Johnson and the Conservatives have won the UK election by a HUGE margin. It appears to be an absolute blowout of historic proportions, with Conservatives likely to win an 86 seat majority. This is their best showing since the Margaret Thatcher days, and Labor's worst election since the 1940s. Results will likely mean a rather quick Brexit is assured, and a quick trade deal with the US is coming.  Too many quickly changing headlines to post at the moment, so I'll post some tomorrow night.

14-Year-Old Child Hospitalized After Being Brutally Attacked By Multiple Students on School Bus Over Trump Hat (Gateway Pundit) - More violence from the political LEFT. Despite the claims of the talking heads in the mainstream media, most political violence historically (and currently) comes from the LEFT.  

Finnish parents lose custody of child for refusing sex change treatment (Voice of Europe) - Again, we see that parental rights are denied when it conflicts with the LGBT agenda. This is happening more and more often.

Denmark: Twenty Muslims arrested as jihad massacre plot is foiled (Jihad Watch) - Another result of uncontrolled migration as the Islamic stealth invasion of Europe continues.

AD:  Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest Through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad, by  veteran investigative journalist Leo Hohmann, documents  a well-defined strategy for conquering America, not necessarily with violent jihadist attacks, although we should expect those to increase, but through more subtle means collectively called "civilization jihad." 

Headlines from the Impeachment/Coup

FBI Lawyer Doctored Email to Cover Up Errors in FISA Applications on Carter Page (Breitbart) 

The GOP’s Four-Point Defense Of Trump Is Devastating (The Federalist) 

Jim Jordan Blasts Another Hole Through Democrats' Impeachment Narrative (PJ Media)
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Evening News for 12-11-2019

Today's handpicked headlines, with analysis and commentary.

With Rise of Far-Right Extremists, N.Y.P.D. Creates Special Unit (New York Times) - Sounds good. Violent extremists need to be stopped, regardless of their political or social ideology. The problem will be who defines "far-right," and how. At first, groups advocating violence will be so labeled, but these things have a way of being abused by politicians. How long before pro-life protesters, for example, are investigated for extremism because demonstrating against abortion is considered a form of intimidation and bullying, and thus "violent?" Or a ministry for being "anti-gay marriage." Or a hunting club because they have firearms? A slippery-slope which bears close watching.

"This Is The End Of The World For The Average Person..." (ZeroHedge) - This line from the article explains it all: "technology will continue to advance, and therefore, so will automation.  As this happens, the gap between the wealthy and the poor will increase as the middle class fades into nonexistence." Yep. We are on the cusp of an emerging dystopia, and technology will play a major role. Its part of the reason for my new Dystopian Survival website.

Liz Wheeler, host of Tipping Point on OANN, reports via her Twitter account:  "Btw the Black Israelites who shot up the Kosher deli yesterday in a targeted anti-Semitic massacre... are the same group name as the folks who harassed the Covington Catholic kids.  Just thought you should know since the MSM will never report that."

Record number of migrants arriving at U.S. border from terrorist-prone nations (OAN video via Whatfinger News) - This is why we need secure borders. We have a right and a duty to protect our people by knowing who is coming into our country, and stopping undesirables such as terrorists, human taffickers, drug cartels, and gang members from entering. 

Germany: Left-wing extremists set fire to Leipzig tax office (Voice of Europe) - Despite what the tlking heads in the mainstream media say, it is the political LEFT which is much more prone to violence than the Right, both historically and in today's current climate.  

Norwegian government awards Islamist group 100,000 euros to convert 100-year-old church into a mosque (Voice of Europe) - Europe is not only losing its Christian culture, it is in fact slowly becoming Islamic. 

‘Hitler-worshipping Islamist’ migrant nearly kills Swedish teen during hours of brutal torture (Voice of Europe) - Its not much noted today due to political correctness, but there was a great deal of admiration for Nazi Germany and Adolph Hitler among muslims during and after World War II. Those ties exist today, as the ideology and hate spewed by both neo-Nazis and Islamic extremists are quite similar. Two peas in a pod.

New York: (Another) Muslim Immigrant Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to Terrorists (Creeping Sharia) - It will be largely ignored by the mainstream media, but yet another Muslim immigrant in the US is actively supporting terrorists.

As experts analyze North Korean missile engine test, some say Kim is done talking (American Militry News) - As the US continues to dance with North Korea over their nuclear and missle programs, its worth remembering that Kim and North Korea dance to the tune of China.

Headlines from the Impeachment/Coup


10 Times FBI Officials Conveniently Could ‘Not Remember’ Key Details Of Trump-Russia Probe (Federalist) 

FBI deliberately hid Carter Page's patriotic role as CIA asset, IG report shows (Washington Times)

MSNBC Panel Dismisses Clinton Impeachment: Unlike Trump, He Didn’t Hurt America! (Newsbusters)

Pavlich: Impeachment does Russia's bidding (Thde Hill)

Two Polls Show Majority of Registered Voters Oppose Impeachment (Breitbart)

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

At Least Nine Christians Murdered in Kenya Attack...

...for failing to recite the Islamic Shahada

The following is from a press release from International Christian Concern (ICC). My commentary follows the press release. Please check out the ICC website at www.persecution.org for more on the persecution and genocide of Christians around the world.

At Least Nine Christians Murdered in Kenya Attack

12/09/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern)International Christian Concern has learned that on December 6, 2019, 11 non-local Christian passengers were attacked while travelling to Mandera from Nairobi and killed at Kotulo in northeastern Kenya. They were reportedly separated from their Muslim counterparts and killed for failing to recite the Islamic Shahada. 

Confirming the incident, a Kenyan police officer told ICC, “A passenger bus belonging to Medina Bus Company, traveling between Wajir and Mandera was attacked by a criminal gang at around 1730 hours this evening. The attack happened at Maadathe area, five kilometers to Kotulo. Lives are believed to have been lost.”

According to a reliable source, the militants separated passengers into groups, targeting the non-locals. Nine of the passengers on the Mandera-bound bus who could not recite the Shahada were paraded out of the bus and shot dead at close range by those believed to be al-Shabaab militants. There are two passengers still missing who are believed to also be dead. The names of those confirmed as killed are Athanus Kiti, Enos Odhiambo, Kelvin Mandela, Wisely Meli, Tikane Kasale, Leonard Mukanda, Francis Mbuvi, Rodgers Machuka, and Anchari Okerosi. The two still missing are Emmanuel Barasa and Nathan Bett.

Commenting on the terror attack, the governor of Mandera said, “I am deeply saddened to learn of the heinous bus attack near Kotulo, Wajir today around 5:00 p.m. where 10 passengers were killed [or are missing]. I am informed that the suspected al-Shabaab fighters cowardly segregated non-locals heading to Mandera from Nairobi. It is extremely sad and humanly disturbing to learn that, yet again, they segregated locals from non-locals before killing those they believed to be non-locals.

The attack comes only a month after eight construction workers in Mandera escaped unharmed when the Somali-based militant group al-Shabaab ambushed the workers’ van along the Elwak-Kotulo road. It is common in northeastern Kenya for terrorists to target buses, separate passengers by religious identity, and kill the Christians.

In 2018, Fredrick Ngui Ngonde and Joshua Ooko Obila were killed in a similar manner for declining to recite the Islamic creed along the Garissa Masalani road.

In 2015, 148 students at Garissa University were killed by gunmen after the Muslim students were freed. In the same year, a Muslim teacher, Salah Farah, was shot for defending Christian passengers who were being separated for execution by al-Shabaab.

In 2014, 28 teachers traveling to Nairobi for the Christmas holiday were killed after being forced to recite the Islamic statement of faith.

Nathan Johnson, ICC’s Regional Manager for Africa, commented, “We pray for the families of the deceased and for peace to come to a region that has seen increased violence toward Christians who are just trying to survive. We hope that the government will take effective action to stop the senseless killing of so many Christians in Kenya at the hands of Islamic extremists like al-Shabaab. We praise God as the refuge and strong tower that He is for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ who continue to endure so much.”
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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Chinese Church Leader Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

The following is from a press release from International Christian Concern (ICC). My commentary follows the press release. Please check out the ICC website at www.persecution.org for more on the persecution and genocide of Christians around the world.

Chinese Church Leader Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

   Sentence Defies Previous Legal Promises by the Police

International Christian Concern (ICC) is reporting that Qin Derfu, an elder from Sichuan’s Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) who has been detained since last December, was sentenced to four years in prison for “illegal business” on November 29. The sentencing took place four days after his trial at the Qingyang People’s Court.

The police promised Qin’s family that if they allowed the government to employ two assigned lawyers to replace Qin’s own assigned lawyer, Qin “would only need to appear at the court before he can be released.” However, the judge then slapped him with the four-year sentence for illegally printing and publishing publications without authorization from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.

According to Radio Free Asia, Qin’s wife received two passes to attend the trial. Qin’s own assigned lawyer was, however, unable to sit in, and Qin was left to be defended by the two state assigned lawyers. The court asked Qin to plead guilty to the aforementioned accusations, to which he refused.

The judge stated that “Qin’s criminal act was especially grave,” for he printed tens of thousands of Gospel pamphlets. An ERCC member told RFA that during the trial, the prosecutor never mentioned Qin’s church, or that he is a Christian and an elder, in a clear attempt to mark this case as non-religious and purely about running an illegal business.

After Qin was sentenced, he asked the police to tell his wife, Xiao Hongliu, that he cannot plead guilty simply to meet the police’s needs, because his consciousness does not allow him to do so. In his last statement, he said, “I am a Christian, and I serve at my church, according to my congregation’s needs. With the understanding of an ordinary citizen, I have done nothing illegal or contrary to law, I believe having [Christian] faith is not a crime.”

Zhang Peihong, the assigned lawyer of imprisoned pastor Wang Yi, commented on Facebook, “According to Pastor Wang Yi’s testimony, he actively took the main responsibilities for printing these evangelism materials. So based on this (Qin’s sentence), I sense that Wang will receive at least 10 years of imprisonment.”

While most of the victims of last year’s 1209 ERCC crackdown have been released, Pastor Wang Yi and elder Qin Derfu are the last two who remain behind bars.

Gina Goh, ICC’s Regional Manager for Southeast Asia, said, “We strongly condemn the Chinese government for the injustice that has been applied to a devout Christian, who has done nothing illegal and was solely punished for his faith and ministry. We also ask for prayers for the Early Rain Covenant Church, as they continue to face persecution from the government, exploited of their right to freely worship in China.”

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Tim's Commentary: Why does this matter to Americans? Besides the compassion we should feel for Qin Derfu, this situation holds an important lesson:  With collectivist / communist / socialist governments, the State has to be God, and the State doesn't like competition, whether from religion, the family, or anything else.. If the USA really does down the path the Progressives want to take us down, we will lose our freedoms, including Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech.  
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Sunday, December 1, 2019

New Dystopian Survival is LIVE

The new home for my Prepper and Survivalist articles is www.DystopianSurvival.com, where there are already over 30 articles posted, including eight new ones:
  1.  Reclaiming Masculinity - Skills Every Real Man Should Have (Posted today 12-1)
  2. Dystopian Survival Skills - A New List for a Dangerous Future (Introductory article - Please read)
  3. Dystopian Gardening - Sheet Mulching (new, heavily rewritten version of previous article)   
  4. Survivalist Myth? The Trigger Event (New article)  
  5. Dystopian Survival - City Farming (Heavily revised and expanded article)  
  6. Conversion Table for White Flour to Almond and Coconut Flour  (New article)
  7. Survival Gear Fails + Alternatives (new, heavily rewritten version of previous article)
  8. Sociopolitical Situational Awareness - Protecting your Family From the State and Society (NEW article)  
  9. Six Hacks to Supercharge Your Health and Healing (New Article)
In addition to these eight new articles, I've also already moved 24 old prepper articles and reviews from this site to Dystopian Survival. I will be moving many others in the coming weeks.

This website will resume news and politics articles in the next few days.  Thank you for your patience during these changes.   

--Timothy Gamble