Hat Tip: BB
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Hat Tip: BB
By: Arlen Williams
Sen. Rand Paul called out the politicos of D.C. again today, for funding hostile nations abroad, “I say not one penny more to countries that are burning our flag.”
Here is a look back, at some of the evils that our money is confiscated by taxes to fund:
“What is the Cost to American Families, of Aid to Islamist Nations?”
– September 29, 2012, GulagBound.com
And below is Senator Paul’s speech at the oddly and controversially pro-Islamist CPAC 2013, today.
And while this is a follow-up from his historic filibuster last week, it’s a relatively brief one, as he cautions:
Video: “Rand Paul’s CPAC 2013 Speech – 3/14/2013“
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Today, I caught Glenn Beck on The Blaze and his excellent showcasing of Obama’s Common Core Standards that are now in 45 states, including my state of Idaho. Common Core is Marxism for children. It is state run propaganda and is meant to dumb down and control our little ones. It is evil and it has been a long time coming. Obama pushed it through slyly and quickly after coming into office, but I can tell you, this has been brewing since at least the 1990s.
A little background… When my children were in school in the 1990s, my husband and I requested to see the school curriculum for their school in Las Vegas, Nevada. We were refused and basically told we were too dumb to understand what the teachers were instructing our son and daughter in. The last straw came when they wanted to put my daughter in the second grade on Ritalin instead of disciplining her. I was pulled in front of four teachers and accused of not raising my daughter correctly, as well as basically being an abusive and stupid parent. I promptly told these teachers that they could pound sand and pulled our children (our son was in third grade at the time) out of school that very same day. I left the Fortune 500 and home schooled both of them till high school and in retrospect, should have kept them out even then. My children could not do the simplest of math or read when we pulled them out. I tested them and started them all over again with the ABEKA home schooling system, which at the time, cost a great deal of money. The children were tested by the state within a week of being pulled out and because they could not read or do math, the state threatened to remove our children, even though it was their damn lack of teaching that had produced this. Well, we knuckled down and by the end of the following year, both kids were excellent readers and were caught up in math. I never heard from the state again. My son went on to be a gifted software developer and although my daughter is still trying to find her way in the world, she is a talented artist and a survivor. Now on to the present matter at hand.
My friend and fellow blogger Michelle Malkin has done a set of four in-depth articles on reporting on the Common Core Standards as well as additional pieces providing more information. Her work is very well done. Before her write-ups, I would wager most parents had never heard of Common Core. There are now many teachers who are quitting and/or standing up against this Progressive travesty that is intent on corrupting our schools and students. Here are some videos explaining the Common Core Standards:
I will tell you that George Soros and the Tides Foundation along with other major Progressive organizations and the Obama Administration are behind all of this monstrosity. Gee, I’m sooo surprised. Educational policies are supposed to lie with the states, so the government coercing the states to carry the Common Core Standards violates the Constitution. The tracking database violates privacy at every turn as well. I strongly recommend you click on the links below and read what Michelle has written and fight to drive out the Common Core Standards from your state. While Obama took us from one emergency to the next, he was slipping in the back door to destroy our children who are the building blocks of the country. Get your children out of the public schools now and fight this at the state level. It is almost too late.
- Rotten to the Core: Obama’s War on Academic Standards (Part 1)
- Rotten to the Core (Part 2): Readin’, Writin’ and Deconstructionism
- Rotten to the Core, Part III: Lessons from Texas and the Growing Grassroots Revolt
- Rotten to the Core: The Feds’ Invasive Student Tracking Database
- Time To Opt Out of Creepy Fed Ed Data-Mining Racket
Hat Tip: Judy W.
By: Aeneas Lavinium
Our friends at World Vision In Progress have passed us some photographs that show the aftermath of the pogrom against the Christian residents of Joseph Colony, Lahore, Pakistan. There might be some Joseph Colony deniers out there who said this attack on the Christian community did not take place. We say that it did happen and the pictures below illustrate broken lives and shattered dreams of this Pakistani Christian community near Lahore.
By: Nelson Abdullah
Conscience of a Conservative
The Blue Marble
Imagine the Earth, which has sometimes been described as a Blue Marble floating in space, as being a real marble laying on a playing field where other marbles are being smacked around. In reality that is a fairly accurate description of the cosmic game being played above our heads right now. Astronomers have detected several small asteroids passing by our little world in the last few days. Some of them large enough to obliterate a city if they hit us. Scientists have proven that an End of Life event took place 60-million years or so that wiped out the dinosaurs. That End of Life event happened when a larger asteroid, about a mile in diameter, collided with our planet near the Yucatan Penninsula. Within the last hundred years smaller asteroids or meteors have impacted our planet with the most recent being in Russia a few weeks ago and then there was an asteroid or comet that exploded 5-10 miles in the air over Russia in 1908 called The Tunguska event. It had the explosive force of a thermonuclear bomb and destroyed 830 square miles of forest in Siberia.
It makes no difference whether the Laws of Physics are controlling this cosmic game of marbles or whether it is the Hand of God that is shooting them. Those same scientists have stated we are well past the time for a larger asteroid impact.
Then there is more bad news to think about.
Pope Francis history’s ‘final’ pontiff?
An author who predicted Pope Benedict XVI would be the first pontiff in nearly 600 years to resign believes the election today of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the 266th Roman Catholic pontiff lines up with a medieval prophecy that would make him the “final pope” before the End Times.
Tom Horn, co-author with Cris Putman of the book “Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here,” told WND today Bergoglio’s selection was a “fantastic fulfillment of prophecy.”
His book examines St. Malachy’s “Prophecy of the Popes,” said to be based on a prophetic vision of the 112 popes following Pope Celestine II, who died in 1144.
Malachy’s prophecies, first published in 1595, culminate with the “final pope,” “Petrus Romanus,” or “Peter the Roman,” whose reign ends with the destruction of Rome and the judgment of Christ.
WND.com has been following this story for a year or so about an ancient prediction made by St. Malachy over 800 years ago that foretold the time period some called the End of Days. One thing is for certain and that is the world is really messed up today with so much bloodshed on every continent that our Creator must be very angry. We have Muslims invading Europe with millions of immigrants who are changing the culture of every country they occupy. We have Christians hunted and slaughtered by Muslims throughout Africa and India and Indonesia. We have wars in more countries that I can count, both fought by hostile governments, radical Islamists and profiteering drug lords but the one significant event of the last few decades has been the influx of sex scandals in the Catholic Church. Before the sex scandals involving pedophile priests came to light there were years and years of cover-ups by high ranking Bishops, some of whom have undoubtedly now become Cardinals. Quoting one more paragraph from the WND.com story is the actual prediction that St. Malachy made.
St. Malachy, an Irish saint and the archbishop of Armagh, who lived from 1094 to 1148, described the “final pope” this way: “In the extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit Peter the Roman, who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the City of Seven Hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people.”
It is quite possible that St. Malachy’s prediction does not foretell the End of the World but just the end of Rome and the end of the Catholic Church. What fitting conclusion could there be to forever wipe out the corruption in the church founded by St. Peter that brought so much harm to innocent children than the destruction of the Vatican itself? And possibly by one of those as yet undiscovered asteroids.
Traditional Mass before the 2nd Vatican Council
The demise of the Catholic Church began with the liberalization that resulted from the Second Vatican Council in the early 1960s that rewrote the liturgy and substituted Latin for English or the local language. Wikipedia mentions: “From the 1960s onwards, Western countries have experienced a drop in Mass attendance (in the United States, from 75% of Catholics attending in 1958 to 25% attending by 2002). These same countries saw a decline in seminary enrollments and in the number of priests (in the United States, from 1,575 ordinations in 1954 to 450 in 2002), and a general erosion of belief in the doctrines of the Catholic faith. Opponents of the revision of the Mass liturgy argue, citing opinion poll evidence in their support, that the revision contributed to this decline.” Some say when they turned the altar around to face the people it made the celebration of the Mass too much like the Protestant religion. That diminished image of the priests who had previously had led their congregation in the Celebration of the Mass, now celebrated the people instead. This, as Wikipedia points out, led to a drastic decline in the number of men entering the priesthood. This decline subsequently caused the lowering of the acceptance standards that allowed homosexuals into the seminaries. I was told of this first hand back in the 1970s by someone I knew who was in a seminary studying to become a priest. And years later at the outset of the pedophile scandal one court case in Virgina revealed one pedophile priest was an active member in NAMBLA, the North American Man-Boy Love Association. A group with such a disgusting name that it should be banned from existence.
Over the years lawsuits resulting from the scandal bankrupted parish after parish and that fact, combined with the decline in faithful Catholics attending Mass who had objected to the changes, closed hundreds if not thousands of churches. And the coverup continued with virtually no church officials ever reporting the crimes to law enforcement. And those who aided the coverup advanced up the ladder to higher positions within the church.
Maybe God feels the same way as we do that the coverup was worse than the crime.
My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides and I am a Catholic.