The Uses and Abuses of Hate

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Oct 28, 2017

 

 

Given its prominence in current public discourse, one would think that hate, not love, is a many-splendored thing.

The perfectly good word, which oozes out of every media pore, is now so overused that it means next to nothing. Every time you turn around, someone is accused of “hate” merely for expressing disagreement.

This is not just a matter of semantics. It’s serious. When you cheapen a word, it discourages honest discussion and leads to more confusion and conflict, which is how the devil likes it. We have it on good authority that the underworld thrives on mayhem.

One large organization, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), has made hundreds of millions of dollars trafficking in hate. That is, they hatefully and falsely accuse others of hatred, even those whose only crime is to advocate traditional moral values.

The SPLC once performed a valuable service identifying genuine hate groups, such as neo-Nazis, and alerting the authorities to them. Now, it boasts a kitty of more than $300 million, stashes millions in cash in overseas accounts, and smears anyone opposing its increasingly radical sexual agenda.

In a full-page ad in The Washington Post this past week, the SPLC explained why it continues to label the Family Research Council (FRC) a “hate group” on its online “hate map.” The organization quoted from FRC statements that warn that homosexuality is “unnatural,” has “negative physical and psychological health effects,” and is being peddled to children. It doesn’t bother trying to refute any of this, because it can’t. And the group doesn’t mention that a would-be assassin, inspired by SPLC’s hate map, tried to commit mass murder at FRC’s headquarters in 2012, thwarted only by heroic building manager Leo Johnson, who took a bullet.

While the SPLC spins out of control in its hateful obsession to criminalize Christian morality, it has plenty of ideological company that also plays the “hate” card. Name the cause, and if you’re not on the progressive side, you’re —- what else? —- a “hater.”

If you oppose extreme environmentalism and think Al Gore’s a bit overcooked, you “hate” the planet. And Bambi.

If you think that NFL players should stand out of respect for the flag when the national anthem is played, you “hate” black people and want police to abuse them.

If you believe marriage is as God ordained it —- the union of one man and one woman —- you “hate” homosexuals, transgenders, bisexuals and polyamorists.

If you believe that America should defend its borders and have orderly, lawful immigration, you “hate” immigrants.

If you believe that militant Islam poses a serious threat, you “hate” all Muslims.

If you oppose the government takeover of the nation’s health care system, you “hate” poor, sick people.

If you support voter ID laws and other common-sense reforms that discourage vote fraud, you “hate” minorities.

If you oppose more government spending, deeper federal debt and higher taxes, you “hate” poor people.

Conversely, if you don’t hate President Trump, you are a monster. And a bigot. And a hater.

As with any emotion, hate in and of itself is not wrong. In Psalm 119, for example, we’re told to “hate every false way.” There are plenty of other verses where that came from by which we are exhorted to hate evil and favor what is good.

Personally, I hate the evil scheme to geld the Boy Scouts of America. This past week, the Scout leadership, if you can call it that, created the Unisex Scouts of America by eliminating the requirement that Boy Scouts be boys. Actually, they did that earlier when they welcomed girls who think they are boys, right after opening up to boys and even leaders who are sexually attracted to males. It’s hard to believe that the Scout headquarters is in Texas, where most people know cowboys from cowgirls and bulls from heifers.

The whole point of Scouting from its origin in 1910 was to help boys become masculine, virtuous, God-fearing men. The camping, knot-tying, merit badges and civic engagement are important, but they should not be confused with the organization’s raison d’etre —- raising boys to be men.

In recent years, radical groups have charged the Scouts with “hate” for maintaining their policies even as the culture slid into decadence. Despite consistent court rulings favoring the Scouts, the pounding obviously took its toll on the weaker sisters at the top of the Scout food chain. So they caved. And caved. And caved.

All this to say, if you hate America, you must love the moral chaos swirling around us.

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published October 15, 2017 by The Washington Times.

http://www.theacru.org/the-uses-and-abuses-of-hate/

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VIDEO Dubya Disturbed! Bush Dynasty’s Firstborn Emerges to Bash Trump, ‘Nativism’ ‘We Cannot Wish Globalism Away’

George W. Bush Emerges to Bash Trump, ‘Nativism’: ‘We Cannot Wish Globalism Away’

19 Oct 2017 by Charlie Spiering

Former President George W. Bush delivered a public repudiation of President Donald Trump’s political identity, suggesting many aspects of the current administration are fueling division in the United States and around the world.

The former president defended the ideas of globalism, free trade, and free markets as well as foreign interventionism around the world in a speech at the George W. Bush Institute.

“We cannot wish globalism away,” Bush said, noting that the United States must sustain “wise and sustained global engagement” for the future of the country.

Bush indirectly accused Trump of fueling dangerous ideologies that threatened the unity of the United States and global stability, spending a large portion of his speech complaining about social ills in the country.

“We’ve seen a return of isolationist sentiments forgetting that American security is directly threatened by the chaos and despair of distant places,” he warned.

Bush urged Americans to “recover our own identity,” citing a commitment to global engagement, free and international trade, and immigration.

“We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism, and forgotten the dynamism that immigration has always brought to America,” he lamented.

“Bigotry seems emboldened, our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication,” he said. “There are some signs that support for democracy itself has waned especially for the young.”

But Bush’s criticism wasn’t merely on Trump’s “America First” political ideology. He also criticized the tone of the American political system led by Trump.

“We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty,” he lamented, noting that “argument turns too easily into animosity” and “disagreement escalates into dehumanization.”

He criticized the rise of “bullying and prejudice” in national politics, suggesting that the country lacked positive role models.

The former president looped in a condemnation of white supremacy as part of his speech, suggesting that it was a growing threat in Trump’s America.

“Bigotry or white supremacy in any form is blasphemy against the American creed,” he said.

He called for a restoration of American norms in society.

“Our identity as a nation, unlike many other nations, is not determined by geography or ethnicity, by soil or blood,” he said. “Being American involves the embrace of high ideals and civic responsibility.”

Bush’s decision to publicly criticize Trump’s presidency is unusual after he made a point of rarely challenging President Barack Obama while he was in office.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/19/george-w-bush-emerges-bash-trump-nativism-cannot-wish-globalism-away/



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VIDEO The Light Of William Wilberforce, Get To Know Him Again For The First Time

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Aug 26, 2017 By Eric Metaxas

 

 

In dark times like this, it’s great to celebrate the birthday of a man who brought the light of Christ into his world. I want to re-acquaint you with him.

Back when I was a lad, a certain breakfast cereal company attempted to stir up enthusiasm for its corn flakes by stating, “Taste them again for the first time.” Well, in this time of cultural darkness and tumult, I’d like for you to reacquaint yourself with my personal hero—a man whose faith and persistence are sorely needed today, whose 258th birthday we celebrate today.

Can you guess? I wrote a book about him called “Amazing Grace”. Yes, you got it, it’s the English parliamentarian William Wilberforce, a true giant of the faith, who lived from 1759 to 1833. After his dramatic conversion to Jesus in 1785, Wilberforce made two consequential decisions that changed the world—actually, make that three: first, stay in politics, at a time when the conventional wisdom held that politics was too dirty a business for Christians; and second and third, work for the abolition of the slave trade in Britain and for what he called “the reformation of manners” in a society that was scraping bottom morally.

So, how bad was it? Well, besides the dehumanizing brutality of the slave trade, British society in the late 1700s and early 1800s was reeling from rampant alcoholism, horrible child labor abuses, prostitution, and even mistreatment of animals through “pastimes” such as bear-baiting. So if you think today’s American degradation sets some kind of record, look at the pre-Victorian era in England again for the first time.

Wilberforce had his work cut out for him—and, work he did. Tirelessly. As another one of my heroes, Chuck Colson, said, “He could not stand idly by and see the imago Dei of each personthe image of God, abused. His fiercely unpopular crusade against the slave trade ravaged his health and cost him politically. He endured verbal assaults and was even challenged to a duel by an angry slave-ship captain.”

But Wilberforce didn’t stop there. He fought for prison reform and founded or supported over 60 charities. Did you know, by the way, that he founded the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals? And he championed the British and Foreign Bible Society.

I think it’s patently obvious that Western culture needs men and women like William Wilberforce, whose faith was translated into persistent action. Certainly we need to be reminded that all of us, no matter our race or religion, are equal in dignity, and that racism and other forms of bigotry are an obscenity in God’s world. Wilberforce never wavered on this point and was a brave and sometimes lonely voice that fought against the spiral of silence in a corrupted culture.

Yes, Wilberforce was a fighter, but he had the faith to fight differently. He even treated his enemies with decency and respect. And he often worked with those who disagreed with him on other issues. For him, politics wasn’t simply about “winning.” It was about seeing what others could not see and standing up for the glory of God and the good of his neighbors—even those who were bound in chains and carried away from home in the dank bowels of a slave ship.

William Wilberforce, though born 258 years ago today, remains a man for our time: a time when racism slithers back into our national discourse, political polarization takes over, and when the culture seems headed for the abyss. While we can’t bring Wilberforce back, we can celebrate and emulate him.

To help you look at this model Christian statesman again for the first time, may I suggest you read my book “Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery.” You can get more information at our online book store at BreakPoint.org.

First Published at BreakPoint.org

http://barbwire.com/2017/08/26/breakpoint-light-william-wilberforce/


William Wilberforce: True VS Lukewarm Christianity

Aug 22, 2014

“A Practical View of Christianity”

William Wilberforce helped end the slave trade in England with his deep knowledge of GOD’s Word. In his book, “A Practical View of Christianity,” he explains the difference between the true believer in Jesus in comparison to the lukewarm “believer.”


 

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VIDEO AG Sessions Investigating Hillary – Sen Grassley probes Hillary – Trump says Comey ‘totally protected’ – Wikileaks

Grassley probes Clinton ‘conflicts of interest’ amid new questions in Russia uranium deal

Republican senator from Iowa questions the attorney general about whether the Justice Department has investigated whether Russia compromised Obama administration decisions.

Oct 18, 2017 By Brooke Singman

 

A top Senate Republican is probing potential “conflicts of interest” for Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration regarding the 2010 approval of a controversial uranium deal with a Russian company, amid new details about donations from “interested parties” and an FBI corruption probe involving employees of the same Russian firm.

“This committee has an obligation to get to the bottom of this issue,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Wednesday, at the start of a hearing with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The Hill reported a day earlier that the FBI had evidence as early as 2009 that Russian operatives used bribes, kickbacks and other dirty tactics to expand Moscow’s atomic energy footprint in the U.S. — but the Obama administration approved the uranium deal benefiting Moscow anyway.

Grassley on Wednesday released a series of letters he fired off last week to 10 federal agencies, addressing those issues in detail and raising the question of whether the committee that approved the transaction was aware of the FBI probe. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) included then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

REPORT: RUSSIANS USED BRIBES, SOUGHT TO PAD CLINTON CHARITY AMID OBAMA-ERA PUSH TO EXPAND US NUCLEAR FOOTPRINT

Asked about the concerns at Wednesday’s hearing, Sessions told Grassley the Justice Department will take “appropriate” actions.

“I hear your concerns and they will be reviewed,” Sessions said, without responding directly to a question from Grassley on whether the Justice Department has also probed whether the Russians “compromised” the Obama administration to “smooth the way” for the deal.

“It wouldn’t be appropriate for me to comment on any ongoing investigation,” Sessions said.

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Hillary Clinton departs a Manhattan hotel with her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, on Nov. 9, 2016.  (Reuters)

The deal in question, which was previously reported, involved the 2010 approval of a partial sale of Canadian mining company Uranium One to Russia’s Rosatom nuclear company. The U.S. was involved because the sale gave the Russians control of part of the uranium supply in the U.S.

Grassley wrote in his letters that he’s not “convinced” by previous “assurances” that there were no unresolved national security concerns. Grassley, in his hearing remarks and letters, raised two key issues.

It had been previously reported that figures tied to the transaction gave donations to Bill Clinton and his family foundation, but Grassley wrote that he has learned additional details about a $500,000 fee the former president got from a Russian investment bank for a June 2010 speech. He wrote that the bank’s senior officers include former Russian intelligence personnel, and sources had described the company as an “extension” of the Russian government.

“Notably, in the same month as the Clinton speech, Uranium One and Rosatom notified CFIUS of the Russian government’s intent to acquire twenty percent of the United States’ uranium assets. The next month, in July 2010, Renaissance Bank reportedly assigned Uranium One a ‘buy’ rating, a move that would principally benefit its Russian investors,” Grassley wrote. “The donations raise concerns about potential conflicts of interest for Secretary Clinton and the Obama administration.”

Further, Grassley raised concerns about the FBI probe into “corruption and extortion” involving employees of a Rosatom subsidiary dating back to 2009 – before the 2010 approval.

As noted in The Hill, the feds did eventually go after Vadim Mikerin, a Russian nuclear industry official, in connection with the investigation. He was later sentenced, in 2015, to 48 months in prison in connection with money laundering allegations.

But Grassley wants to know whether the committee that approved the transaction was aware of the ongoing criminal probe at the time.

“The fact that Rosatom subsidiaries in the United States were under criminal investigation as a result of a U.S. intelligence operation apparently around the time CFIUS approved the Uranium One/Rosatom transaction raises questions about whether that information factored into CFIUS’ decision to approve the transaction,” Grassley wrote.

He said given that the deal resulted in a “Russian government takeover” of a chunk of U.S. uranium mining capacity, “very serious questions remain about the basis for the finding that this transaction did not threaten to impair U.S. national security.”

When details of the Uranium One deal first emerged in 2015, Clinton’s campaign downplayed the allegations.

“No one has produced a shred of evidence that Hillary Clinton ever took action as Secretary of State in order to support the interests of donors to the Clinton Foundation,” a spokesman said at the time. “To suggest the State Department, under then-Secretary Clinton, exerted undue influence in the U.S. government’s review of the sale of Uranium One is utterly baseless.”

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/18/grassley-probes-clinton-conflicts-interest-amid-new-questions-in-russia-uranium-deal.html


Trump says Comey ‘totally protected’ Clinton, swipes at DOJ as new documents confirm claims

President revives criticism of handling of Clinton email case on Twitter; takes swipe at Justice Department.

Oct 18, 2017 By Brooke Singman

 

President Trump declared on Twitter Wednesday that James Comey “totally protected Hillary Clinton,” after the FBI confirmed the former bureau boss drafted a statement on the private email case two months before it was over. 

In a series of tweets, Trump also swiped at the Justice Department, seeming to suggest they review what he called an apparent “fix.”

“Wow, FBI confirms report that James Comey drafted letter exonerating Crooked Hillary Clinton long before investigation was complete,” Trump tweeted. “Many people not interviewed, including Hillary Clinton herself. Comey stated under oath that he didn’t do this –obviously a fix? Where is Justice Dept?”

He followed up: “As it has turned out, James Comey lied and leaked and totally protected Hillary Clinton. He was the best thing that ever happened to her!”

GOWDY WANTS COMEY TO TESTIFY AGAIN

The flurry of tweets was in reference to the FBI releasing documents this week that prove Comey began drafting a statement regarding the Clinton email investigation months before he interviewed her and other key witnesses. The document release was titled “Drafts of Director Comeys July 5, 2016 Statement Regarding Email Server Investigation Part 01 of 01.”

The release bolstered critics’ claims that Comey was drafting an “exoneration statement” well before ending the case and recommending against criminal charges.

The contents of the newly released emails, however, were largely unclear as the majority of the document was redacted. The records, that are now public, show the email titled “Midyear Exam—UNCLASSIFIED” was sent by Comey on May 2, 2016 to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, General Counsel James Baker and James Rybicki, chief of staff and senior counselor.

Trump’s Wednesday challenge to the Justice Department regarding the matter was a throwback to his summer criticism of the nation’s top law enforcement official, Attorney General Jeff Sessions. While Trump had been at odds with one of his earliest supporters over the decision to recuse in the Russia probe, Trump in recent weeks has dialed down that criticism.

The existence of the Comey documents was first brought to light by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., after they reviewed transcripts with top Comey aides who alluded to the email’s existence.

The Judiciary Committee penned a letter on Aug. 30 to newly appointed FBI Director Christopher Wray noting their findings, saying that “it appears that in April or early May of 2016, Mr. Comey had already decided he would issue a statement exonerating Secretary Clinton. That was long before FBI agents finished their work.”

“The outcome of an investigation should not be prejudged while FBI agents are still hard at work trying to gather the facts,” the letter stated.

The existence of these documents raised questions over Comey’s June 2017 Senate testimony regarding his decision to go public with findings in the Clinton email investigation. Comey noted former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s involvement in the probe, including her controversial meeting with former President Bill Clinton days before his wife was interviewed.

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Last week, the FBI said it uncovered 30 pages of documents related to that controversial 2016 tarmac meeting.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/18/trump-says-comey-totally-protected-clinton-swipes-at-doj-as-new-documents-confirm-claims.html


WIKILEAKS TO EXPOSE HILLARY CLINTON’S TIES TO RUSSIA & SETH RICH, 4CHAN PREDICTS

Predicted data dump to derail Mueller’s probe while implicating Hillary

Oct 18, 2017

Julian Assange may release evidence showing Hillary Clinton colluded with Russia during the presidential election as well as the real extent of her crimes, says an anonymous source on 4Chan who has so proved to be far more credible than the mainstream media.

The evidence apparently stems from a file dump taken by the NYPD from Huma Abedin’s laptop that convicted sexual predator Anthony Weiner had access to.

“This dump will be broad,” says the source. “It will probably be the biggest file dump Wikileaks has ever published in size and when it’s out there, it’s going to leave NO DOUBT on things like, WHO colluded with Russia, WHY it was done, WHAT crimes Hillary (as Secretary of State AND as a presidential candidate) and the elite DNC/GOP/Obama administration, like Lynch, Comey, etc. actually committed.”

“Again, when it’s done you will have zero doubt as to who is actually guilty of crimes and election rigging.”

Assange is reportedly waiting until Oct. 21st to give special prosecutor Robert Mueller – and Deep State elements within the FBI – the opportunity to back off the probe against President Trump because, so far, the known evidence actually implicates Hillary Clinton, and the data dump will only implicate her even more.

“Trump knows it’s better for the people if Mueller does what’s right,” he continued. “It will restore people’s faith in justice and our departments.”

“If Assange gets it done himself as I expect, then like I said, Trump will have no choice but to address the downfall of TWO of the three letter agencies/departments I mentioned last week… FBI and CIA.”

“Mueller and team have until the 21st, assuming Assange keeps his promise and/or no one gets to him first. Assange dropped his hash yesterday. They all know what’s coming, regardless of who makes it public first,” he added.

As Infowars reported on Oct. 17, Fox News’ Sean Hannity hinted that Wikileaks may drop something that relates to Hillary Clinton and the Russian collusion narrative.

Two days before, Assange released a hash key on Twitter that Hannity responded to in a series of tweets which were later deleted.

The Wikileaks founder is known to release the hash keys to his media publishers around a week before the data dump goes public.

“It bodes better for Trump and the administration, if the ‘special prosecutor’ America demanded, costing taxpayers more than $1 million/day investigating what Trump and Mueller both know is factual bullshit, looks better if Mueller breaks [the revelations] himself,” the source added. “Assange and Hannity are playing this like a f*cking pressure cooker against Mueller and everyone else guilty and involved, right now.”

“There are VERY FEW options left for them and in this environment with so many people paying such CLOSE attention to EVERY F*CKING DETAIL released about everything and anything (like the Vegas ‘investigation’ sh*t show of ‘evidence’ and ‘reporting’), they all know their old, standard, bag of once successful tricks, won’t work.”

And as Infowars reported on July 25, Mueller’s staff is stacked with experts in organized crime rings and terrorism – not foreign relations and election fraud – which suggests that the probe could easily pivot toward investigating Hillary.

The predicted data dump may prove, once and for all, that last summer’s DNC email leak wasn’t a hack job by Russia, but rather an internal breach somehow involving murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich – who was apparently a Bernie Sanders supporter – and former congressional IT staffer Imran Awan, who quickly fled the country after leading police to a laptop linked to former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

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BREAKING: AG SESSIONS INVESTIGATING HILLARY CLINTON

Sessions said he couldn’t comment on the ongoing investigation

Oct 18, 2017

Alex Jones breaks down how Trump’s A.G. Jeff Sessions admitted his department was investigating Hillary Clinton during a testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

https://www.infowars.com/breaking-ag-sessions-investigating-hillary-clinton/


RUSSIAN BRIBERY COVER-UP: ROSENSTEIN TO INVESTIGATE HIMSELF?

Jeff Sessions’ bizarre comments stoke concern

Oct 18, 2017

Former U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, who allegedly helped cover-up a bribery scandal involving the sale of U.S. uranium reserves to Russia, could end up investigating himself.

Rosenstein was on the CFIUS committee that approved the sale despite knowing that, as The Hill reported, “Russian nuclear officials were engaged in a racketeering scheme involving bribes, kickbacks and money laundering,” that also ensnared the Clinton Foundation.

After the Senate Judiciary Committee announced its intention to launch a full scale investigation, Senator Charles Grassley asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions today if Rosenstein, as Deputy Attorney General, would be allowed to investigate himself.

“I don’t think it would be proper for him to supervise a review of his own conduct, do you?” asked Grassley.

“It would be his decision,” responded Sessions.

Sessions’ bizarre comments prompted some to ask if the Attorney General had been compromised.

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions is compromised. He has to be,” wrote Jim Hoft.

“Deep State has something on him and the Attorney General is acting irrationally.”

Meanwhile, The Hill has dropped another bombshell development on the story with the revelation that an American businessman who worked undercover as an FBI confidential witness was blocked by Obama’s DOJ from telling Congress about potential bribery he observed during the uranium deal.

As we reported earlier, some are calling on both Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein to resign from the investigation into Russian collusion with the Trump administration given their alleged role in overseeing actual collusion between the Russians, the Obama administration and the Clinton Foundation.

https://www.infowars.com/russian-bribery-cover-up-rosenstein-to-investigate-himself/


 

 

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VIDEO Another ‘Evil Trump’ CNN Smear

John Stossel finds gaping holes in network’s story about Alaska mining effort

 

Oct 18, 2017

 

Did you happen to catch CNN’s latest smear?

Anderson Cooper’s show recently featured a “two-part exclusive” that claims Donald Trump’s EPA director had conspired with the CEO of a mining company to “withdraw environmental restrictions” so the company could dig “the largest open pit mine in the world in an extremely sensitive watershed in wild Alaska.”

The report was enough to horrify any caring person. CNN showed beautiful pictures of colorful salmon swimming in Bristol Bay, and the reporter intoned dramatically, “EPA staffers were shocked to receive this email obtained exclusively by CNN which says ‘we have been directed by the administrator to withdraw restrictions.’ … (P)rotection of that pristine area was being removed.”

No! A “pristine” area and gorgeous salmon were about to be obliterated by a mine!

I would have believed it, except I happened to report on that mine a couple years ago.

I knew that the real scandal was not EPA Director Scott Pruitt’s decision to “withdraw the restrictions”; it was what President Obama’s EPA did to the company’s mining proposal in the first place.

Zealots at the EPA had conspired with rich environmental activists to kill the mine before its environmental impact statement could even be submitted. This was unprecedented.

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform later concluded: “EPA employees had inappropriate contact with outside groups and failed to conduct an impartial, fact-based review.”

Now, appropriately, Pruitt undid that censorship of science.

But CNN, implying devious secrecy said, “according to multiple sources, he made that decision without a briefing from any of EPA’s scientists.”

Shocking!

But Pruitt didn’t require opinions from scientists. He didn’t approve the mine. He didn’t make a science decision. He simply followed the law and allowed a company to submit a proposal.

Also, despite CNN’s repeated depictions of salmon on Bristol Bay, it turns out that the proposed mine would not even be on the Bay. It would not even be 10 miles away, or 20 miles away, or even 50 miles. The proposed mine would be about 100 miles away.

Did CNN mention that? No. Never. We asked CNN why. And why not point out that the mining company is just being allowed to start the EPA’s long and arduous environmental review? They didn’t get back to us.

Of course, explaining that wouldn’t fit CNN’s theme: Evil Trump appointee ravages environment.

Their reporter did at least speak with the mine’s CEO, Tom Collier, who tried to explain.

“It’s not a science – it’s a process decision.”

But the reporter, Drew Griffin, wouldn’t budge. He called Collier “a guy who wants to mine gold in an area that many scientists believe will destroy one of the most pristine sockeye salmon sporting grounds in the whole world.”

By the way, Collier isn’t an evil Republican-businessman-nature-destroyer. He’s a Democrat who once ran environment policy for President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore. CNN never mentioned that either.

Instead the reporter implied evil collusion: “This looks like the head of a gold mine went to a new administrator and got him to reverse what an entire department had worked on for years.”

Here at least the report was accurate. Obama’s environmental department did try to kill that mine for years. They colluded with groups like the Natural Resources Defense Council, one of America’s wealthiest environment groups.

The NRDC is mostly made up of anti-progress lawyers who want no mines built anywhere. Don’t believe me? I asked NRDC spokesman Bob Deans:

STOSSEL: There are some mines where NRDC says, great, go ahead?

DEANS: It’s not up to us.

STOSSEL: Are there any?

DEANS: It’s not up to us to green light mines …

STOSSEL: Are there any you don’t complain about?

DEANS: Yeah, sure.

So I asked him for some names. He and the NRDC still haven’t provided any.

If these zealots and their sycophants in the media get their way, America will become a place with no mining, no pipelines, no oil drilling, no new … anything.

The acronym used to make fun of anti-development attitudes used to be NIMBY – Not In My Back Yard. Now it’s BANANA: Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anybody.

http://www.wnd.com/2017/10/another-evil-trump-cnn-smear/


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VIDEO Admitted: Hollywood Has No Moral Authority: ‘We’re Very Quick to Point the Finger at Others’

Jessica Chastain Admits Hollywood Has No Moral Authority: ‘We’re Very Quick to Point the Finger at Others’

18 Oct 2017 by John Nolte

Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain went directly after a key issue that, in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal, will affect Tinseltown for at least a generation — the fact that the decades-long, industry-wide cover-up of sexual misconduct has destroyed whatever residual moral authority Hollywood had left.

Speaking at an Elle magazine event Monday, Chastain said, “Oh we’re very quick to point the finger at others and address the issue with social action and fundraising. Yet there is a clear disconnect between how we practice what we preach in our industry.”

She added, “We rally against the presidential candidate who slants a narrative of his sexual assault as mere locker room talk, but at the same time we ignore the stories and warnings of sexual predators in our offices.”

While the knock against President Trump is a myth perpetrated by a dishonest national media that continues to lie about Trump “admitting” to sexual harassment in the infamous Access Hollywood tape (he did not), Chastain’s overall point is dead on.

There is nothing leftwing Hollywood enjoys more than to spend $50 million on a movie no one will see as a means to scold and look down upon normal Americans, most especially conservatives and Christians, who live in the suburbs, the south or anywhere not on a coast.

After Hollywood’s defense of admitted child rapist Roman Polanski ten years ago, this was already laughable.

The Weinstein scandal, however, is something altogether different.

The public now knows that the very same Hollywood that jumped on the War on Women bandwagon, that slashed and burned every Republican in sight over the issue, that backed Hillary Clinton… That his industry has the dirtiest and most disgusting backyard in corporate history.

While Hollywood donned their shrill pussyhats and stridently lectured the rest of us, Tinseltown was aggressively shielding, enabling, and protecting countless predators and harassers.

And these harassers and predators are still being shielded.

 

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http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/10/18/jessica-chastain-admits-hollywood-no-moral-authority-quick-point-finger-others/


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The Ugly History Behind The 5th Amendment

Bill Federer remembers hideous abuses Founding Fathers didn’t want repeated

Star Chamber

Star Chamber

Britain’s William Laud had spies listen to pastors’ sermon to see if they said anything against the king’s ordinances. If they did, the pastors were arrested.

Decisions to punish political enemies of the king were made in the secret “Star Chamber.” No witnesses were allowed in these arbitrary and oppressive inquisitions. Though started with the intention to cut through the red tape of bureaucracy, Britain’s Court of Star Chamber usurped power and became a political weapon for auditing, intimidating and punishing opponents to the King’s policies.

Individuals were subject to hostile questioning, and if they gave unsatisfactory answers, they were charged with perjury. If they did not answer for fear of self-incrimination, they were held in contempt of court.

The abuses of England’s Star Chamber led America’s founders to include the Fifth Amendment in the U.S. Constitution. Notoriously biased in favor of the king, the Star Chamber was used in 1637 by William Laud to punish religious dissenter William Prynne who objected to the state’s control over religious matters.

William Prynne was tied to a pillory – a public pillar – where he had his ears cut off and was branded on the cheeks with the letters “S.L.” for seditious libel, which Prynne called the “Sign of Laud.”

William Laud approved of the Star Chamber’s sentence of dissenting Pastor Henry Burton for his “seditious” sermons, resulting in his ears cut off and imprisonment.

When John Bastwick published religious opinions which opposed government ordinances, he was brought before the Star Chamber and had his ears cut off then thrown in prison.

Dr. Marshall Foster of the World History Institute and co-producer of Kirk Cameron’s 2012 film “Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure,” wrote in “A Shining City on a Hill” (Feb. 27, 2013): “When King James died in 1625, his son Charles I ascended to the throne with the arrogance of a Roman emperor. He was the quintessential ‘divine right’ monarch. He declared martial law and suspended the rights of the individual. … The king’s inquisitors at his ‘Star Chamber’ in the tower of London used torture techniques to ‘discover the taxpayer’s assets.’ …”

Dr. Foster continued: “A turning point in public opinion took place on January 30, 1637. Three prisoners were locked down in the pillory in London before a huge crowd. … These men included a Puritan minister, a Christian writer and Dr. John Bastwick, a physician. What was their crime? They had written pamphlets disagreeing with the king’s religious views. The sheriff began by branding the men with red hot irons on the forehead with an SL for seditious libel. …”

The Star Chamber forced similar fates on religious dissenter Alexander Leighton, and John Lilburn, who had coined the term “freeborn rights,” a term often cited by Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black.

American biographer Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950) wrote: “In the Star Chamber the council could inflict any punishment short of death, and frequently sentenced objects of its wrath to the pillory, to whipping and to the cutting off of ears. … With each embarrassment to arbitrary power the Star Chamber became emboldened to undertake further usurpation. … The Star Chamber finally summoned juries before it for verdicts disagreeable to the government, and fined and imprisoned them. It spread terrorism among those who were called to do constitutional acts. It imposed ruinous fines.”

Dr. Marshal Foster concluded: “The tyranny of the king … finally aroused the Christian sensibilities of the people. They would no longer tolerate burnings or mutilations for matters of conscience on religious views. … The persecutions drove tens of thousands of liberty loving believers to follow the Pilgrims to New England where they laid the foundation for the world’s most biblically based nation.”

One of those thrown in prison by William Laud during this time was Edward Winslow, one of the Pilgrim settlers. Edward Winslow was the agent for the Pilgrim colony in America and would sail back and forth bringing supplies. Edward Winslow’s wife had died in the first winter of the Plymouth Colony and he remarried widow Susanna White, whose husband had died that same winter. On one of his trips back to England, Edward Winslow was thrown in jail for 17 weeks because he had performed marriages in the Plymouth colony without being ordained.

The Pilgrims had sought to return to the simplicity of the early church. Pilgrims believed that marriage was only between a man and a woman, being created by God for the benefit of their natural and spiritual life: procreation of children to increase Christ’s flock; and to avoid the sin of adultery.

The Pilgrims used the Geneva Bible, as portrayed in the painting “Embarkation of the Pilgrims” displayed in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The Geneva Bible gives the words of Jesus in the Book of Matthew 19:4-6: “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning, made them male and female, And said, For this cause, shall a man leave father and mother, and cleave unto his wife, and they twain, shall be one flesh. Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. Let not man therefore put asunder that, which God hath coupled together.”

Edward Winslow, born Oct. 18, 1595, was the only Pilgrim to have his portrait painted. A printer, Edward Winslow had joined a group of Christian Separatists who had fled to Holland in 1608 to escape religious persecution. During this period, known as the Dutch Golden Age, Holland was the center of the world’s foremost economic maritime power. Dutch Reformed was Holland’s predominant faith, but the country led the world in extending religious toleration to other Christian denominations.

Settling in 1609 in Leiden, Holland, Edward Winslow helped the Pilgrim Separatist leader William Brewster print illegal religious pamphlets which were smuggled back into England. William Brewster taught University of Leiden students. The University of Holland also taught Hebrew, as did England’s Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, since 1549 and 1575, respectively. The king of England sent spies and police to Holland, where they raided and confiscated the printing press used by Edward Winslow and William Brewster.

After years of hardship, Edward Winslow, at the age of 25,departed with 102 Pilgrims to the New World. In 1622, Edward Winslow cured Indian Chief Massasoit of an illness, resulting in the Indians and Pilgrims making a peace treaty which lasted over 50 years. If the chief had not recovered, the Indians would have killed Winslow.

Edward Winslow served three times as the Plymouth Colony’s governor. He kept the finances and often sailed back to England for business with the Colony’s adventurers (investors), bringing back the colony’s first cattle.

On one trip to England in 1625, as described in Governor William Bradford’s History of the Plymouth Settlement, Edward Winslow encountered Turkish Muslim Pirates expanding the Islamic State on the sea: “The adventurers … sent over two fishing ships. … The pinnace was ordered to load with corfish … to bring home to England … and besides she had some 800 lbs. of beaver, as well as other furs, to a good value from the plantation. The captain seeing so much lading wished to put aboard the bigger ship for greater safety, but Mr. Edward Winslow, their agent in the business, was bound in a bond to send it to London in the small ship. …

“The captain of the big ship … towed the small ship at his stern all the way over. So they went joyfully home together and had such fine weather that he never cast her off till they were well within the England channel, almost in sight of Plymouth. But even there she was unhapply taken by a Turkish man-of-war and carried off to Saller (Morocco) where the captain and crew were made slaves. Thus all their hopes were dashed and the joyful news they meant to carry home was turned to heavy tidings. …”

William Bradford added: “In the big ship Captain Myles Standish … arrived … in London. … The friendly adventurers were so reduced by their losses … and now by the ship taken by the Turks … that all trade was dead.”

Edward Winslow sailed back to England after the English Civil War. He published pamphlets defending the New England colonies, such as:

  • “Hypocrisy Unmasked” (1646)
  • “New England’s Salamander Discovered” (1647)
  • “Introduction to Glorious Progress of the Gospel Amongst the Indians in New England” (1649)

Edward Winslow served in briefly in Oliver Cromwell’s army during England’s Civil War, 1642-51. He sailed with Admiral Sir William Penn, father of Pennsylvania’s founder, in an attempt to capture Santo Domingo, Hispaniola, from Spain. They were unsuccessful.

Admiral Sir William Penn then sailed to the island of Jamaica and captured it in 1655. On the way, Edward Winslow contracted the deadly disease of yellow fever and died.

In Andrew Young’s “Chronicles of the Pilgrim,” Edward Winslow wrote of the Pilgrims response during a time of crisis: “Drought and the like … moved not only every good man privately to enter into examination with his own estate between God … but also to humble ourselves together before the Lord by fasting.”

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