Wednesday, December 29, 2021

India: Mother Teresa's Charity Blocked from Receiving Funds

Christianity in India is coming under increasing attacks by the Hindu-controlled government. Here is the latest...

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

Charity in India Started by Mother Teresa Blocked from Receiving Foreign Funds

12/28/2021 India (International Christian Concern) – According to Christianity Today, India has blocked the Missionaries of Charity, a charity founded by Mother Teresa, from receiving foreign funds to operate in India. This development comes more than a week after the charity was falsely accused of engaging in forced religious conversions.

On Monday, India’s Home Ministry announced that the Missionaries of Charity’s application for renewing it license to receive foreign funds was rejected. This rejection reportedly was made on Christmas.

The only explanation provided by the Home Ministry for the decision was that it came across “adverse inputs” while considering the charity’s application. According to Christianity Today, the Home Ministry did not elaborate further.

Earlier this month, the Missionaries of Charity was put under investigation in Gujarat after several false complaints were made against its shelters. Specifically, the shelters were accused of forcing girls to read the Bible and recite Christian prayers. Missionaries of Charity has denied these allegations as false and an attempt to besmirch the legacy of Mother Teresa.

Missionaries of Charity was founded by Mother Teresa in Kolkata in 1950. The charity now runs hundreds of shelters across India where “the poorest of the poor” receive care.

In recent years, the legacy of Mother Teresa and her works in India have come under assault by radical Hindu nationalists. Nationalists falsely claim Mother Teresa was involved in the fraudulent conversion of India’s poor and desperate to Christianity. These statements and accusations are meant to cast a negative light on Mother Teresa and India’s Christian community.

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Friday, December 24, 2021

“Zuckerbucks” and the 2020 Election

Credit Line: "Reprinted by permission from Imprimis, a publication of Hillsdale College."

This article is from the October 2021 issue of Imprimis. Get your FREE print subscription to Imprimis now! (click link to go to the Imprimis subscription webpage). 

“Zuckerbucks” and the 2020 Election

Mollie Hemingway
Author, Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections


Mollie Hemingway is a senior editor at The Federalist, a senior journalism fellow at Hillsdale College, and a FOX News contributor. She received her B.A. from the University of Colorado at Denver. She has written for numerous publications, including The Wall Street JournalThe Washington Post, and Christianity Today. She is the co-author of Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court and the author of Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections.
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The following is adapted from Chapter 7 of Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections.

In the 2020 presidential election, for the first time ever, partisan groups were allowed—on a widespread basis—to cross the bright red line separating government officials who administer elections from political operatives who work to win them. It is important to understand how this happened in order to prevent it in the future.

Months after the election, Time magazine published a triumphant story of how the election was won by “a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information.”  Written by Molly Ball, a journalist with close ties to Democratic leaders, it told a cheerful story of a “conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes,” the “result of an informal alliance between left-wing activists and business titans.” 

A major part of this “conspiracy” to “save the 2020 election” was to use COVID as a pretext to maximize absentee and early voting. This effort was enormously successful. Nearly half of voters ended up voting by mail, and another quarter voted early. It was, Ball wrote, “practically a revolution in how people vote.” Another major part was to raise an army of progressive activists to administer the election at the ground level. Here, one billionaire in particular took a leading role: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. 

Zuckerberg’s help to Democrats is well known when it comes to censoring their political opponents in the name of preventing “misinformation.” Less well known is the fact that he directly funded liberal groups running partisan get-out-the-vote operations. In fact, he helped those groups infiltrate election offices in key swing states by doling out large grants to crucial districts.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, an organization led by Zuckerberg’s wife Priscilla, gave more than $400 million to nonprofit groups involved in “securing” the 2020 election. Most of those funds—colloquially called “Zuckerbucks”—were funneled through the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), a voter outreach organization founded by Tiana Epps-Johnson, Whitney May, and Donny Bridges. All three had previously worked on activism relating to election rules for the New Organizing Institute, once described by The Washington Post as “the Democratic Party’s Hogwarts for digital wizardry.” 

Flush with $350 million in Zuckerbucks, the CTCL proceeded to disburse large grants to election officials and local governments across the country. These disbursements were billed publicly as “COVID-19 response grants,” ostensibly to help municipalities acquire protective gear for poll workers or otherwise help protect election officials and volunteers against the virus. In practice, relatively little money was spent for this. Here, as in other cases, COVID simply provided cover. 

According to the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA), Georgia received more than $31 million in Zuckerbucks, one of the highest amounts in the country. The three Georgia counties that received the most money spent only 1.3 percent of it on personal protective equipment. The rest was spent on salaries, laptops, vehicle rentals, attorney fees for public records requests, mail-in balloting, and other measures that allowed elections offices to hire activists to work the election. Not all Georgia counties received CTCL funding. And of those that did, Trump-voting counties received an average of $1.91 per registered voter, compared to $7.13 per registered voter in Biden-voting counties.

The FGA looked at this funding another way, too. Trump won Georgia by more than five points in 2016. He lost it by three-tenths of a point in 2020. On average, as a share of the two-party vote, most counties moved Democratic by less than one percentage point in that time. Counties that didn’t receive Zuckerbucks showed hardly any movement, but counties that did moved an average of 2.3 percentage points Democratic. In counties that did not receive Zuckerbucks, “roughly half saw an increase in Democrat votes that offset the increase in Republican votes, while roughly half saw the opposite trend.” In counties that did receive Zuckerbucks, by contrast, three quarters “saw a significant uptick in Democrat votes that offset any upward change in Republican votes,” including highly populated Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, and DeKalb counties.

Of all the 2020 battleground states, it is probably in Wisconsin where the most has been brought to light about how Zuckerbucks worked. 

CTCL distributed $6.3 million to the Wisconsin cities of Racine, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, and Kenosha—purportedly to ensure that voting could take place “in accordance with prevailing [anti-COVID] public health requirements.” 

Wisconsin law says voting is a right, but that “voting by absentee ballot must be carefully regulated to prevent the potential for fraud or abuse; to prevent overzealous solicitation of absent electors who may prefer not to participate in an election.” Wisconsin law also says that elections are to be run by clerks or other government officials. But the five cities that received Zuckerbucks outsourced much of their election operation to private liberal groups, in one case so extensively that a sidelined government official quit in frustration. 

This was by design. Cities that received grants were not allowed to use the money to fund outside help unless CTCL specifically approved their plans in writing. CTCL kept tight control of how money was spent, and it had an abundance of “partners” to help with anything the cities needed. 

Some government officials were willing to do whatever CTCL recommended. “As far as I’m concerned I am taking all of my cues from CTCL and work with those you recommend,” Celestine Jeffreys, the chief of staff to Democratic Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich, wrote in an email. CTCL not only had plenty of recommendations, but made available a “network of current and former election administrators and election experts” to scale up “your vote by mail processes” and “ensure forms, envelopes, and other materials are understood and completed correctly by voters.”

Power the Polls, a liberal group recruiting poll workers, promised to help with ballot curing. The liberal Mikva Challenge worked to recruit high school-age poll workers. And the left-wing Brennan Center offered help with “election integrity,” including “post-election audits” and “cybersecurity.”

The Center for Civic Design, an election administration policy organization that frequently partners with groups such as liberal billionaire Pierre Omidyar’s Democracy Fund, designed absentee ballots and voting instructions, often working directly with an election commission to design envelopes and create advertising and targeting campaigns. The Elections Group, also linked to the Democracy Fund, provided technical assistance in handling drop boxes and conducted voter outreach. The communications director for the Center for Secure and Modern Elections, an organization that advocates sweeping changes to the elections process, ran a conference call to help Green Bay develop Spanish-language radio ads and geofencing to target voters in a predefined area. 

Digital Response, a nonprofit launched in 2020, offered to “bring voters an updated elections website,” “run a website health check,” “set up communications channels,” “bring poll worker application and management online,” “track and respond to polling location wait times,” “set up voter support and email response tools,” “bring vote-by-mail applications online,” “process incoming [vote-by-mail] applications,” and help with “ballot curing process tooling and voter notification.”

The National Vote at Home Institute was presented as a “technical assistance partner” that could “support outreach around absentee voting,” provide and oversee voting machines, consult on methods to cure absentee ballots, and even assume the duty of curing ballots. 

A few weeks after the five Wisconsin cities received their grants, CTCL emailed Claire Woodall-Vogg, the executive director of the Milwaukee Election Commission, to offer “an experienced elections staffer that could potentially embed with your staff in Milwaukee in a matter of days.” The staffer leading Wisconsin’s portion of the National Vote at Home Institute was an out-of-state Democratic activist named Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein. As soon as he met with Woodall-Vogg, he asked for contacts in other cities and at the Wisconsin Elections Commission. 

Spitzer-Rubenstein would eventually take over much of Green Bay’s election planning from the official charged with running the election, Green Bay Clerk Kris Teske. This made Teske so unhappy that she took Family and Medical Leave prior to the election and quit shortly thereafter. 

Emails from Spitzer-Rubenstein show the extent to which he was managing the election process. To one government official he wrote, “By Monday, I’ll have our edits on the absentee voting instructions. We’re pushing Quickbase to get their system up and running and I’ll keep you updated. I’ll revise the planning tool to accurately reflect the process. I’ll create a flowchart for the vote-by-mail processing that we will be able to share with both inspectors and also observers.”

Once early voting started, Woodall-Vogg would provide Spitzer-Rubenstein with daily updates on the numbers of absentee ballots returned and still outstanding in each ward­­—prized information for a political operative. 

Amazingly, Spitzer-Rubenstein even asked for direct access to the Milwaukee Election Commission’s voter database: “Would you or someone else on your team be able to do a screen-share so we can see the process for an export?” he wrote. “Do you know if WisVote has an [application programming interface] or anything similar so that it can connect with other software apps? That would be the holy grail.” Even for Woodall-Vogg, that was too much. “While I completely understand and appreciate the assistance that is trying to be provided,” she replied, “I am definitely not comfortable having a non-staff member involved in the function of our voter database, much less recording it.”

When these emails were released in 2021, they stunned Wisconsin observers. “What exactly was the National Vote at Home Institute doing with its daily reports? Was it making sure that people were actually voting from home by going door-to-door to collect ballots from voters who had not yet turned theirs in? Was this data sharing a condition of the CTCL grant? And who was really running Milwaukee’s election?” asked Dan O’Donnell, whose election analysis appeared at Wisconsin’s conservative MacIver Institute.

Kris Teske, the sidelined Green Bay city clerk—in whose office Wisconsin law actually places the responsibility to conduct elections—had of course seen what was happening early on. “I just don’t know where the Clerk’s Office fits in anymore,” she wrote in early July. By August, she was worried about legal exposure: “I don’t understand how people who don’t have the knowledge of the process can tell us how to manage the election,” she wrote on August 28. 

Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich simply handed over Teske’s authority to agents from outside groups and gave them leadership roles in collecting absentee ballots, fixing ballots that would otherwise be voided for failure to follow the law, and even supervising the counting of ballots. “The grant mentors would like to meet with you to discuss, further, the ballot curing process. Please let them know when you’re available,” Genrich’s chief of staff told Teske. 

Spitzer-Rubenstein explained that the National Vote at Home Institute had done the same for other cities in Wisconsin. “We have a process map that we’ve worked out with Milwaukee for their process. We can also adapt the letter we’re sending out with rejected absentee ballots along with a call script alerting voters. (We can also get people to make the calls, too, so you don’t need to worry about it.)”

Other emails show that Spitzer-Rubenstein had keys to the central counting facility and access to all the machines before election night. His name was on contracts with the hotel hosting the ballot counting. 

Sandy Juno, who was clerk of Brown County, where Green Bay is located, later testified about the problems in a legislative hearing. “He was advising them on things. He was touching the ballots. He had access to see how the votes were counted,” Juno said of Spitzer-Rubenstein. Others testified that he was giving orders to poll workers and seemed to be the person running the election night count operation.

“I would really like to think that when we talk about security of elections, we’re talking about more than just the security of the internet,” Juno said. “You know, it has to be security of the physical location, where you’re not giving a third party keys to where you have your election equipment.” 

Juno noted that there were irregularities in the counting, too, with no consistency between the various tables. Some had absentee ballots face-up, so anyone could see how they were marked. Poll workers were seen reviewing ballots not just to see that they’d been appropriately checked by the clerk, but “reviewing how they were marked.” And poll workers fixing ballots used the same color pens as the ones ballots had been filled out in, contrary to established procedures designed to make sure observers could differentiate between voters’ marks and poll workers’ marks.

The plan by Democratic strategists to bring activist groups into election offices worked in part because no legislature had ever imagined that a nonprofit could take over so many election offices so easily. “If it can happen to Green Bay, Wisconsin, sweet little old Green Bay, Wisconsin, these people can coordinate any place,” said Janel Brandtjen, a state representative in Wisconsin. 

She was right. What happened in Green Bay happened in Democrat-run cities and counties across the country. Four hundred million Zuckerbucks were distributed with strings attached. Officials were required to work with “partner organizations” to massively expand mail-in voting and staff their election operations with partisan activists. The plan was genius. And because no one ever imagined that the election system could be privatized in this way, there were no laws to prevent it. 

Such laws should now be a priority.
Credit Line: "Reprinted by permission from Imprimis, a publication of Hillsdale College."


Wednesday, December 22, 2021

China: Christian Schools in Coastal Provinces Raided by Authorities

China continues its crackdown on Christianity... 

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

Christian Schools in Coastal Provinces Raided by Chinese Authorities

12/21/2021 China (International Christian Concern) – Two Christian schools were raided by the Chinese authorities last week, as Beijing increasingly clamps down on Christian education.

According to China Aid, on December 19, a Christian school in Fuzhou city, Fujian province, sent out an urgent prayer request as the school in a fishing village was reported to the government as a “cult” and raided in the afternoon of December 18.

The county government sent more than 50 police officers and 20 armed police force to the school. There were dozens of students and faculty at the scene. The school was asked to send the students home, while all the teachers on stand-by to face investigation.

The books, equipment, and property of the school were removed and confiscated. The 6458 sqft campus will soon be demolished.

On December 15, a Christian school in Guangdong province’s Shunde also was raided in a joint operation by the local Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau, Public Security Bureau, and surrounding community. From kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, to high school, all the grades were affected. This was the third time the school was raided.

The teachers and leadership in school are still discussing how to best handle the situation.

Many Christians in China, especially those who attend house churches, are wary of the public education provided by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), as their children are taught atheism and to uphold socialism. As a result, many concerning parents would rather send their children to private Christian schools or homeschool to avoid the brainwashing of the CCP.

Longing after people’s loyalty to the CCP, Beijing considers these Christian institutions dangerous given their Biblical teaching and refusal to adhere to CCP’s ideology. More and more Christian schools across China have been raided and forced to shut down in the latest crackdown.

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Mozambique: Muslim Jihadists Decapitate Pastor, Force Wife to Carry His Severed Head

International Christian Concern (ICC) is reporting that a Christian pastor in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, was decapitated in a field on December 8 by Islamic extremists. They then forced the pastor's wife to carry his severed head to the police station. 

According to a press release by ICC: "The monstrous act took place amidst a four-year long insurgency ravaging the country, leaving over 3,000 people dead and almost 100,000 displaced.

The violence is driven by a terrorist group calling itself Al-Shabab (though not linked to the Somali terror group). They seem to be loosely affiliated with Islamic State, though the connection is somewhat tenuous.

In March of this year, Al-Shabab killed dozens in a coordinated attack on Cabo Delgado’s capital of Palma, an area where believers are often kidnapped, forced to flee, or killed at the hands of Islamic extremists."

After the attack, Islamic State released a statement praising the Mozambique Al-Shabab for killing "dozens" of Christians, including Westerners, this year. 

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Monday, December 20, 2021

The Epidemic of the Vaccinated Grows

By Tim Gamble

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Congressman Jason Crow (D-CO) all announced over the weekend that they tested positive for Covid. All three are experiencing only mild symptoms according to their statements. All three are vaccinated and boosted. 

All three politicians claim that the vaccine and booster shots are safe and effective, pointing to their mild symptoms, and stating that their Covid cases could be much worse without the vaccine. Of course, these statements are unprovable since there is no way to determine for certain how severe or mild their cases may have been had they not had the vaccine, or in fact if they would have even contracted the virus. 

The Covid infections of the two senators deals a major blow to attempts in the Senate to pass Biden's Build Back Better plan, since the senators will be unavailable to vote on the plan before the Senate goes on Christmas break.  This forces any vote on the plan to take place after the new year. 

In other Covid news, 48 people on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship tested positive for Covid, despite all passengers 12 years of age and older being required to be fully vaccinated before being allowed to board the ship.  All 48 cases appear to be mild or even asymptomatic. Once again, there is no way to determine for certain how severe or mild their cases may have been had they not had the vaccine. 

We have an epidemic of the vaccinated, who are now contracting and spreading Covid at a higher rate than the unvaccinated. Possible reasons for this epidemic of the vaccinated include 1) the vaccines may actually damage the human immune system, hampering the body's ability to produce white blood cells and T-cells, and 2) the vaccines are preventing people from acquiring natural immunity, which is far superior to any immunity acquired from vaccines. Of course, both these reasons are disputed by Big Pharma, the CDC and Dr. Anthony Fauci. However, they cannot give a reason for the epidemic among the vaccinated, and merely try to shift the blame to the unvaccinated. 

Speaking of Dr. Fauci, during his Sunday interview on ABC's This Week, he said that the vaccinated need to continue wearing facemasks since they compliment the shots. 

So, if you get the vaccine, you may still get Covid, though it may be a milder case (technically unprovable). You may still spread Covid. And you still need to social distance and wear a facemask. Which begs the question, why get the vaccine in the first place? 

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Friday, December 17, 2021

Do you get it now?

Today's headline on Technocracy News & Trends: Technocrats Send Message: You Will Never Be ‘Fully Vaccinated’ . It is worth reading.

Comply with the vaccine mandates, and you will eventually have to get booster shots quarterly for the rest of your life. Notice the ever changing definition of "fully vaccinated" and the ongoing push around the world for "vaccine passports." 

1) Vaccine

2) Vaccine + Booster

3) Vaccine + 2 Boosters

4) Vaccine + 3 or 4 Boosters

5)Vaccine + 3 or 4 Boosters + Yearly Booster

6) Vaccine + Quarterly Boosters for life!

This vaccine insanity means massive revenue for Big Pharma. 

Massive revenue for Big Pharma means massive campaign contributions from Big Pharma to the politicians who are pushing the vaccine insanity. Not to mention the massive boost to the power of politicians and bureaucrats derived from the constant state-of-emergency they have us in. 

Do you get it now? 

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Comments Section on Website

Hi Folks,

Now is a good time to explain the Comments section for this website.  The purpose of this website is for me to publish my writings on various topics, as well as other information that I feel may be of interest. This website is not intended to be a forum or discussion group. There is a comments section at the bottom of each article for folks to leave their thoughts, comments, and questions related to the article. 

Due to past abuses of the Comments section (links to pornography, SPAM, personal attacks, etc.), the Comments section is moderated. That means all comments must be approved before they appear on the website. Comments that include any links are automatically deleted. Comments that are way off-topic, or that contain vulgar or obscene language will not be approved (this is a family-friendly website). Disagreements and criticisms are allowed, but personal attacks and name-calling are not, and will be deleted. 

These steps are needed to maintain common decency and provide a good experience for the website's audience. Additionally, there is a matter of potential legal liability for links to pronography, or links to other websites infested with viruses, malware, and/or scams. 

Comment approval takes time (this website is literally a one-man operation), so please don't make multiple posts of the same comment because it wasn't immediately approved. And making increasingly angry comments and resorting to name-calling won't get your original comment approved any faster. 

Again, this website is not intended to be a forum or discussion group. That requires different software than I have, as well as more time, bandwidth, and technical expertise. And, of course, all that costs more money, which I certainly don't have.

Thank you for your understanding. I hope you enjoy my website and find it useful! 

Tim Gamble  

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Food Prices Rise as Farmers Face Dire Situation

The Epoch Times is reporting on what they call a "triple storm" facing farmers. This triple storm is the sharply rising costs and simultaneous shortages for fertilizer, pesticides, and machinery. The article examines the many reasons for these problems, most of which are not temporary or transitory in nature. The news article goes on to explain that 2022 may be the last year for many farming families after generations in the farming business. 

What This Means To You:  The high inflation at the grocery store over the last year is NOT going away anytime soon. Prices will NOT be going back down to previous levels. In fact, 2022 may see even higher food inflation than 2021. Food inflation is NOT temporary or transitory, but rather seems to be here to stay for at least the next few years. And serious shortages caused by decreasing production, rather than supply chain problems, may hit in 2023 and beyond. 

What You Can do:  Stockpiling food may help you avoid inflation and shortages over the short-term, but not over the long-term. And our agricultural problems are long-term. The real long-term solution is self-reliance and local economies built around agrarian communities (see my recent article). Providing at least a small portion of our own food and becoming part of an agricultural-based community and developing real relationships within that community  (when is the last time you shook hands with an actual farmer?) is the best path to long-term survival.  

This can be done in the cities and suburbs (see my articles on City Farming and on Small Plot Gardening), but obviously it would be easier in small town and rural areas of the country. 

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Secret Service Documents Reveal Bill Clinton’s Trip with Ghislaine Maxwell to India

Dec. 1, 2021 (Washington, DC) – As the super-secret trail of Ghislaine Maxwell continues, new information has come to light which may help explain the highly unusual level of  secrecy surrounding the trail.

Judicial Watch announced yesterday that it received 4 pages of records from the Secret Service that reveal that Bill Clinton took a trip with Ghislaine Maxwell to India. Maxwell, a longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, is now on trial for sex trafficking and other charges.

The documents were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Secret Service asking for information about any trips Bill Clinton took with Ghislaine Maxwell.

The records include exchanges between Secret Service officers about a trip that Maxwell went on with President Clinton. In a November 20, 2003, email exchange titled ‘requested info’, a Secret Service official advises a colleague, “The LA lead is [redacted]. Manifest to Osaka and LA (has not been confirmed but this should not deviate too much). FPOTUS Clinton [redacted] Ghislaine Maxwell [redacted]. Crew [redacted].” 

The colleague replied, “Thanks [redacted] info helps. I’ll have the prelim sent to my office by this evening so the twx [teletype] can go out tomorrow [redacted].”

On November 22, 2003, a Secret Service agent responded to the same chain, writing, “[Redacted] I have just received an updated manifest for the trip to LA. The additional names are [redacted]. Hope this doesn’t create too many issues for you. I’ve attached the passport list. Thanks [redacted]; Agra, India to Los Angeles, CA (via Japan for fuel stop)”. 

An official replies, “Thanks [redacted] I met with the [redacted] today and they had given me that info along with [redacted] (another addition), so we have 4 crew members and 12 staff and [redacted] USSS [redacted] total. Not sure if they are feeding our [redacted] USSS, so I’ll have food and drinks waiting for them. Cheers”. 

Another agent responded, “as far as crew and usss are concerned then that is correct – staff/guest list could change – as you see [redacted] but I don’t think drastically. I just heard about [redacted] from my saic [Special Agent-in-Charge]. If you are able to get my guys food then it is greatly appreciated – evn [sic] an attempt. All you guys in Honolulu have made my job much less difficult. Thank you for all your help.” 

Finally, an agent wrote “[Redacted] no problem. We’re here to help and happy to do so. I know your guys have been run through the ringer and I think everyone wants to see this trip get over, so if I can help make their trip a little nicer, that’s the least we can do. I heard that when they flew from Oslo to Hong Kong via Russia fuel stop, they had nothing to eat that entire trip, so I don’t want that to happen again.”

“This new information raises more questions about the extent and nature of the relationship between Bill Clinton, Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

Judicial Watch previously sued the Secret Service for records about any Bill Clinton trips to Epstein’s private island.

Note: This article is based primarily upon a Nov. 30, 2021 press release from Judicial Watch, a legal watchdog group based in Washington, DC. 

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Nigeria: Muslim Militants Kill 10 Christians, Burn Over 100 Homes in Overnight Attack

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

Militant Fulani Herdsmen Kill 10 Christians, Burn Over 100 Homes in Overnight Attack

International Christian Concern (ICC) — At one o’clock in the morning on Friday, Nov. 26, jihadist Fulani herdsmen killed ten Christians and set fire to 100 homes in an attack on Ta’agbe village, Plateau state, Nigeria.

According to witnesses, the attackers entered Ta’agbe dressed in black, holding sophisticated weapons, and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ (Allah is the greatest).

The National President of the Irigwe Youth Movement confirmed the incident to an ICC correspondent in Plateau. He said that the attack was aimed to wipe Christians from the area.

“I lost my grandchildren for the sake of Christ,” survivor Sibi Gara told ICC with tears, laying in a hospital bed in Miango District. “I slept outside on the street,” said another survivor who narrowly escape the attack, but lost six family members. An additional 690 people were displaced from their homes.

Nuhu Ngah, the National Spokesman of the Miango Youth Development Association, said in a press statement that the attack lasted for over two hours. He identified the victims, six of whom are from the same family: Gara Ku (80), Wiye Gara (67), Tala Gara (68), Rikwe BalaYoh (65), Tabitha Danlami (8), Sibi Danlami (4), Friday Musa (35), Daniel Mandi (45), Mweri Chogo (86), Ayo Balai (6).

Ngah also identified three injured survivors as Musa Kwa (60), Sibi Gara (65), and Nma Weyi (40).

“This calculated attack was carried out by the Fulani militants who intruded from the boundaries of Kaduna-Plateau,” reported a reliable source located in Plateau. “Eyewitnesses have it that the attackers came en mass to carry out these devilish acts.”

Dr. Ibrahim Amur, the sole doctor in the only hospital within both Miango and Kwall districts, spoke to an ICC representative.

“I’ve stayed in Miango District for more than five months, but treated 40-50 victims of gunshot attacks by Fulani militants in the county, mostly Irigwe Christians,” he told ICC. “It is always difficult for the victims to pay hospital bills. The community and NGOs normally help to pay.”

ICC has recently paid hospital bills to 10 victims within the district, as well as some from other communities.

Dr. Amur pleaded with NGOs to supply more drugs to his hospital, as well as for volunteers to come and help the victims who are plagued with violence and poverty.

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Burkina Faso (West Africa): 53 Killed in Islamist Attack on Security Post

Islamic extremism has been growing in recent years in Burkina Faso, a land-locked country in West Africa, with over 1,000 civilians killed in Islamic attacks each year. Approximately 60% of the Burkina Faso population is Muslim, with about 23% being Christian, according to official government statistics.

The following is an unedited press release from International Christian Concern (ICC) regarding the most recent Islamic attack. Please check out their website at www.persecution.org for more on the persecution and genocide of Christians around the world.

53 Killed in Attack on Security Post in Burkina Faso

11/20/2021 Burkina Faso (International Christian Concern) – At least Fifty-three people were killed last weekend in an attack on gendarmerie post in Burkina Faso, prompting protests over the government’s failure to restrain a four-year Islamist insurgency.

According to a government spokesman, the attack occurred near a gold mine in Inata, a territory in the northern Soum region, and killed 49 military police officers and four civilians.

“On Tuesday, hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Burkina Faso’s capital, demanding Kabore resign for failing to rein in militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State who regularly target Burkinabe forces and civilians,” wrote Reuters.

While Burkina Faso was once seen as a harmonious nation of religious tolerance, a jihadist uprising has plagued the country as well as the rest of Africa’s Sahel region since 2015. Civilians are subject to grave acts of violence and human rights violations at the hands of extremist groups, who often target Christians, their leaders, and places of worship.

Please continue to pray for Burkina Faso and for the end of Islamic extremism. Pray for those who engage in horrendous crimes against humanity, that they will experience the love of Jesus and be guided from darkness to light. Please also pray for the Lord to protect and strengthen the persecuted church, and to provide healing to all of those affected by violence.

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

9 Things Patriots Should NEVER Do!

By Tim Gamble

1) NEVER give up your personal sovereignty. You are responsible for yourself and your family. Never look to the government to protect you or save you, even in a major crisis. Especially in a major crisis. Remember the political saying "Never let a good crisis go to waste." Don't be na├»ve about politicians and bureaucrats. Don't trade your freedoms for the promise of security or safety.  

2) NEVER get on the bus. Figure out now how to survive future chaos without going to the FEMA camp or other facilities meant to "help" you. Anywhere with fencing, razor wire, and armed guards is a prison, no matter what excuses they use or what they actually call it. 

3) NEVER blindly follow the "authorities." Remember the old slogan "Question Authority"? It is time to bring that slogan back. Politicians, bureaucrats, scientists, educators, business leaders, and even religious leaders, should never be considered automatically right just because they have some mantle of "authority." Authorities can be biased, make mistakes, have ulterior motives, and otherwise be just-plain-wrong. Learn to think for yourself, and weigh the dictates of authorities for yourself before deciding to follow them or not. 

4) NEVER let government raise your kids.  YOU must be your kids' parent, not the school system, not TV or pop culture. You are responsible for their upbringing and their education. Homeschool if possible. Or consider a good private or parochial school. Send them to public school only as a last resort. But whatever you do, you must be the ultimate overseer of your kids' education. Pay attention to what they are being taught, look over their homework, read their textbooks. talk to their teachers, be active in the PTA, be vocal at the school board meetings. Run for the School Board yourself, or support like-minded patriots when they run. 

5)  NEVER think of yourself as a victim. Don't look to government to "make life fair" or to "get even" with people who may be richer or more successful than you. One of the most successful tactics of the collectivists is to convince people that they are victims, and need government to protect them and make things right. Victimhood is in a strange way empowering, in that it means you are not responsible for your own crappy life. It is always someone else's fault. And if you vote for the right people they will protect you. But, of course, they won't. 

6) NEVER think you are entitled to anything without having to earn it first. We are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and that is it. All else must be earned through our time, talent, and effort (hard work). 

7) NEVER give up your ability to defend yourself. Self-defense is a God-given right that neither government nor society has the right to take away from you. This includes the right to the tools of self-defense, such as guns and knives. Strongly support the Second Amendment, and resist all attempts to curtail it. Avoid situations in which you are required to disarm (such as flying or entering a government building). Learn to defend yourself with your hands and improvised weapons in case you are ever forced to disarm.

8) NEVER stop improving yourself and your situation.  Never stop learning new skills. Never stop practicing old skills. Never stop adjusting your plans. Never stop developing your homestead or bug-out retreat. Never stop building your supplies. Even highly-experienced experts need to keep learning, keep practicing, keep planning. and keep preparing.  The more prepared we are, the more self-reliant we are, the less control government will have over us. 

9) NEVER worry about "fitting in" or what others think of you. Ultimately, you answer to God ONLY. He is who will judge you. And it is His judgment you should fear, not your friends', not your boss', not your children's, not your mother-in law's, and not even your spouse's. Do what is right in His eyes, and the rest will eventually sort itself out. If that means you lose that relationship (your boss fires you, your friend denounces you, your parents uninvite you to Thanksgiving dinner, whatever), then I suggest you are better off without those people in your life. Find new people. 
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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Understanding Christian Persecution

By Tim Gamble

I often highlight stories of Christian persecution around the world. There are several reasons emphasize these stories:

1) Persecution against Christians around the world is largely ignored by the mainstream corporate media, because two of the main culprits - Muslims & Communists - are protected classes within Leftist ideology, whereas Christians are generally considered the bad guys for promoting traditional values. A third major culprit - Authoritarian Elites - actually control much of Western media. Do you think they are actually going to report news that makes their follow Authoritarian Elites look bad?

2) It is important to understand just how dangerous it actually is to be a Christian in this world. Christians in America generally have a false impression that Christianity is safe, and many believe that by being Christian we will be spared any real suffering. Nothing is further from the truth. In fact, various New Testament passages show Jesus warning His followers of future persecution, which we must endure. 

Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved." -- Matthew 10:21,22 (NKJV)

And, yes, that includes His followers here in America. We will not be spared difficulties, hard times, or even active persecutions. In fact, it is un-Biblical to think we will be spared. 

"Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted." -- 2 Timothy 3:12 (ESV)

3) Persecution against Christians is increasing sharply in America, and throughout Western Civilization. It fact, it is already happening. Just look at the eagerness with which certain governors in the US used the Covid 19 pandemic to shut down Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, while allowing Mosques and businesses like abortion clinics and liquor stores to remain open. Just look to Canada to find pastors imprisoned for challenging these anti-religion mandates. 

And persecution in the West doesn't require Covid to hide behind. It is being done openly more and more often. In England, a long-time nurse was just fired for wearing a cross necklace, despite the fact that nurses of other religions (Muslim, Hindu) are being allowed to wear their religious paraphernalia, including loose-fitting jewelry (read the full story). 

Authoritarian and collectivist regimes demand that the citizen's top loyalty be to the State, not to God, the Church, or even the family. The State essentially sets itself up as God, and hates competition for that slot. As America slides towards Authoritarianism, persecution will continue to increase. 

4) Islam and Sharia Law are utterly incompatible with Christianity and Western civilization, and represent a clear and present danger to our way of life. It may be politically incorrect to say so, but there is a clash of civilizations ongoing between traditional Western civilization and Islamic civilization. The two civilizations are very different - with different beliefs, values, and worldviews. 

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Spencer briskly traces the 1,400-year war of Islamic jihadis against the rest of the world, detailing the jihad against Europe, including the 700-year struggle to conquer Constantinople; the jihad in Spain, where non-Muslims fought for another 700 years to get the jihadi invaders out of the country; and the jihad against India, where Muslim warriors and conquerors wrought unparalleled and unfathomable devastation in the name of their religion.

England: Christian Nurse Fired for Refusing to Remove Cross Necklace

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

British Nurse Fired for Refusing to Remove Cross Necklace

10/13/2021 England (International Christian Concern) – Mary Onuoha, a nurse formerly employed at Croydon University Hospital in Thorton Heath, England, has been “bullied” out of her position after years of pressure from hospital management.

“This has always been an attack on my faith,” Mrs. Onuoha said, “My cross has been with me for 40 years. It is part of me, and my faith, and it has never caused anyone any harm.”

Mrs. Onuoha, who became a nurse after her brother died from lack of medical care, moved from Nigeria to England in 1988 and began working at Croydon University Hospital in 2002. She wore her plain gold cross around her neck for years without complaints by either staff or patients.

In fact, when patients did remark on her necklace, they often expressed appreciation. “Patients often say to me ‘I really like your cross.’ They always respond to it in a positive way and that gives me joy and makes me feel happy. I am proud to wear it as I know God loves me so much and went through this pain for me.”

However, starting in 2015, hospital managers began to tell Mrs. Onuoha to remove or cover up her cross, which she refused to do. While the hospital cited safety concerns for the request, Mrs. Onuoha said other women who wore necklaces, bracelets, and other loose clothing were never asked to change.

“At this hospital there are members of staff who go to a mosque four times a day and no one says anything to them. Hindus wear red bracelets on their wrists and female Muslims wear hijabs in theatre. Yet my small cross around my neck was deemed so dangerous that I was no longer allowed to do my job.”

The matter came to a head when, in 2018 in the middle of a surgery Mrs. Onuoha was helping oversee, a hospital manager came into the surgery room and told her to conceal or take off her cross necklace. As a surgery was currently going on, Mrs. Onuoha refused both to hide her cross or leave her patient to store it. Mrs. Onuoha also noted how, in the very same surgery, the anesthetist wore a blue pendant and earrings but was never told to cover her jewelry or change.

“I was astonished that senior staff were prepared to potentially endanger a patient’s life in order to intimidate me to remove it,” Mrs. Onuoha said.

Later that year, Mrs. Onuoha was demoted from her position as a nurse to a receptionist and told that if she did not comply by hiding or removing her cross, there would be an internal investigation. Despite feeling humiliated and losing the job she loved, she still refused to remove her cross. Given further pressure by hospital management and the internal investigation, she was forced to take “stress leave” in June 2020.

“From a young age I naturally always wanted to care for people – it was in my blood. All I have ever wanted is to be a nurse and to be true to my faith. I am a strong woman, but I have been treated like a criminal. I love my job, but I am not prepared to compromise my faith for it, and neither should other Christian [National Health Service] staff in this country.”

Mrs. Onuoha, represented by the UK religious liberty group, Christian Concern, appeared on October 5 before the Croydon Employment Tribunal to begin her suit against the hospital.

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