Monthly Archives: February 2016

Defining Purge

“A veteran official with the Department of Homeland Security claims he and other staff were ordered to destroy records on a federal database that showed links between possible Jihadists and Islamic terrorist groups.” Sandy Fitzgerald

A veteran official with the Department of Homeland Security claims he and other staff were ordered to destroy records on a federal database that showed links between possible jihadists and Islamic terrorist groups.

“After leaving my 15-year career at DHS, I can no longer be silent about the dangerous state of America’s counter-terror strategy, our leaders’ willingness to compromise the security of citizens for the ideological rigidity of political correctness—and, consequently, our vulnerability to devastating, mass-casualty attack,” the former employee, Patrick Haney, wrote in an explosive column that was published late Friday on The Hill website.

Haney alleges that the Obama administration has been “engaged in a bureaucratic effort” to destroy the raw material and intelligence the Department of Homeland Security has been collecting for years, leaving the United States open to mass-casualty attacks. Continue reading

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Fatal Attraction

635773394288048502-1020733044_politics-protest-black-lives-matter2.png“Some may find evidence of police bias in the fact that blacks make up 26% of the police-shooting victims, compared with their 13% representation in the national population. But as residents of poor black neighborhoods know too well, violent crimes are disproportionately committed by blacks. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, blacks were charged with 62% of all robberies, 57% of murders and 45% of assaults in the 75 largest U.S.counties in 2009, though they made up roughly 15% of the population there.” Heather MacDonald

If the Black Lives Matter movement is serious it would be picketing abortion clinics. David Clark, Milwaukee, WI sheriff

The Myths of Black Lives Matter

Heather MacDonald, The Wall Street Journal, February 12, 2016, p. A13

The movement has won over Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. But what if its claims are fiction?

A television ad for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign now airing in South Carolina shows the candidate declaring that “too many encounters with law enforcement end tragically.” She later adds: “We have to face up to the hard truth of injustice and systemic racism.”

Her Democratic presidential rival, Bernie Sanders, met with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday. Mr. Sanders then tweeted that “As President, let me be very clear that no one will fight harder to end racism and reform our broken criminal justice system than I will.” And he appeared on the TV talk show “The View” saying, “It is not acceptable to see unarmed people being shot by police officers.” Continue reading

Mice or Angels

“Your Word is truth.” John 17:17

“Discovery after discovery has established the accuracy of…the Bible as a source of history.” William F. Albright

Lies of the kings

FAITH & INSPIRATION | Time exposes ancient falsehoods and vindicates truth

By WORLD Magazine, Feb. 20, 2016
seupeterson_84It may surprise you that there was no extrabiblical corroboration for the existence of King David until 1993. That year fragments were discovered containing the boast of 9th-century-B.C. Aramaean King Hazael that he had whupped his enemy northern Israel—and its ally to the south, “the house of David.” David’s name was never seen outside the Bible until the finding of the Tel Dan Stele.

There are many people who do not like that the existence of the Davidic dynasty is no longer debatable, and who have insisted on debating it anyway. If your Aramaic is up to it, you may judge for yourself by going to see the broken bit of basalt at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

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