Author Archives: Dr. Eowyn

Monday Funny: We need more politics in spectator sports!

This spoof video makes clear how ridiculous it is to politicize spectator sports like the NFL.

~Eowyn

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If you think Facebook is bad, here’s Nextdoor!

FOTM‘s DCG once had a Facebook account.

Some years ago, DCG deleted the account after receiving death threats from a reader.

Yesterday, DCG wrote this comment on the “Florida Valentine’s Day school shooting” thread:

“I deleted my FB and twitter accounts years ago yet today received notices from ‘friends’ wishing me happy birthday based upon my false birthday. It’s not my BD.

Profiles are only erased when they, whomever ‘they’ are, deem so. And it’s happened every year since I closed my accounts.

Data privacy no longer exists.”

If you think Facebook is bad, there’s a new social-networking service called Nextdoor, which is Facebook on steroids.

Nextdoor

As described in Wikipedia, Nextdoor is a supposedly private, social networking service for neighborhoods, which allows users to connect with people who live in their and nearby neighborhoods.

Nextdoor was founded in 2011 in San Francisco by Sarah Leary, Nirav Tolia, Prakash Janakiraman and David Wiesen. In 2012, Nextdoor raised $18.6M in venture capital funding. Beginning in 2016, Nextdoor expanded to the Netherlands, and is now available also in the UK and Germany.

This is how Nextdoor works:

  1. To acquire an account, you must register with Nextdoor by giving your real name and home address.
  2. Nextdoor requires you to verify your identity with a credit card or by confirming a code mailed or phoned to you.
  3. After you’re registered, Nextdoor provides you with a list of your neighbors who have also registered.
  4. Nextdoor also enables you to (a) see which nearby residents are registered on the site, including their names and other information; and (b) send postcards advertising Nextdoor to non-registered neighbors.

Nirav Tolia

In June 2014, Nextdoor co-founder Nirav Tolia pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor, after being charged with felony hit-and-run for fleeing a crash that left a woman injured on Highway 101 in Brisbane, California. Tolia was sentenced to 30 days in county jail and a fine of $239.

Joseph Brent, the victim’s attorney, observed that “It’s ironic that the CEO of a company that is holding itself out as trying to promote neighborliness, crime watch and things like that flees the scene of an accident that he caused and doesn’t bother to call 911 or stay around to exchange information or see if he caused any injuries.”

H/t FOTM‘s chemtrailssuck

UPDATE:

Two hours after this post was published, a reader posted this comment on FOTM‘s Facebook page:

Nextdoor is worse – I had to quit as it was too scary. The liberal mindset was triggering ptsd – amazing what is in your neighborhood. Now I lock my doors 24/7.

~Eowyn

Obama portrait has two right hands?

That portrait of Barack Obama by “gay” artist Kehinde Wiley is a most curious thing:

  1. Wiley slyly painted a sperm on the left side of Obama’s forehead.
  2. There appears to be a demon face in Obama’s hair.
  3. Obama’s left hand seems to have six digits instead of five.

In the video below, Bill Smith proffers an intriguing idea that the sixth finger is actually a thumb.

But how can the thumb on Obama’s left hand be on the outside?

Only if the left hand is actually a right hand, which means Obama has TWO right hands.

Who has two right hands?

Allah.

The video below says in Sahih Muslim 1827, one of the books that make up the Hadith, a collection of Muhammad’s words and deeds, it is written:

It was narrated from ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr that the Messenger of Allah said: “Those who are fair and just will be near to Allah on thrones of light, at the Right Hand of the Most Merciful, Glorified and Exalted is He, and both of his hands are right hands, those who are fair and just in their rulings and towards their families and those who are under their authority.”

I tried to verify the quote from Sahih Muslim 1827. Below is a screenshot of Sahih Muslim Book 004, Hadith Number 1827, from the website Hadith Collection:

As you can see, the alleged “both of his hands are right hands” quote is not in the screenshot above.

Whatever the case, Wiley’s portrait of Obama is strange indeed.

Alexander R., a viewer of the “Allah has two right hands” video, said it best:

“Allah also has two horns, hooves for feet, pointed tail and a long forked tongue.”

H/t FOTM reader docepac

See also “Obama’s gay portrait artist distorts biblical Judith as a black woman decapitating white people”.

~Eowyn

Danbury Hospital sent message about Sandy Hook 48 min. before police received first 911 call

According to the Newtown police’s timeline of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES) on the morning of December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut:

  • 9:35:39 – First 911 call to Newtown Police Department is received.
  • 9:36:06 – Newtown Police Department dispatcher broadcasts that there is a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
  • 9:37:38 – Connecticut State Police are dispatched to Sandy Hook Elementary School for active shooter.
  • 9:38:50 – Connecticut State Police are informed that Sandy Hook Elementary School is in lockdown.
  • 9:39:00 – First Newtown police officer arrives behind Sandy Hook Elementary School on Crestwood Road.
  • 9:40:03 – Last gunshot is heard. This is believed to be the final suicide shot from the shooter in classroom 10.
  • 9:42:39 – Newtown officer calls out the license plate of the shooter’s car.
  • 9:44:47 – Newtown officers enter Sandy Hook Elementary School.
  • 9:46:23 – Connecticut State Police arrive at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
  • 9:46:48 – Connecticut State Police enter Sandy Hook Elementary School

Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT, is the nearest hospital to Newtown, just 12 miles down the road from Sandy Hook Elementary School.

On December 14, 2012, at 8:47 ammore than 48 minutes before police, at 9:35 am, received the first 911 call from SHES  — Danbury Hospital posted this message on Facebook:

We are here to care for any victims and their families in any way they need us. Our hearts and prayers are extended to anyone involved in this terrible tragedy. To date, three patients have been transported to Danbury Hospital from the scene.

Out of abundance of caution and not because of any direct threat Danbury Hospital is under lockdown. This allows us simply to focus on the important work at hand.

We will keep you apprised of any additional information as details are confirmed.

Below is a screenshot of Danbury Hospital’s Facebook page (source: Wolfgang Halbig):

Danbury Hospital message

Here’s a screenshot of Halbig’s email that he bcc’d FOTM yesterday (I redacted his email address):

Wolfgang Halbig email

See also:

~Eowyn

Sunday Devotional: A contrite, humbled heart

Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7

The LORD God formed man out of the clay of the ground
and blew into his nostrils the breath of life,
and so man became a living being.

Then the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east,
and placed there the man whom he had formed.
Out of the ground the LORD God made various trees grow
that were delightful to look at and good for food,
with the tree of life in the middle of the garden
and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the animals
that the LORD God had made.
The serpent asked the woman,
“Did God really tell you not to eat
from any of the trees in the garden?”
The woman answered the serpent:
“We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden;
it is only about the fruit of the tree
in the middle of the garden that God said,
‘You shall not eat it or even touch it, lest you die.'”
But the serpent said to the woman:
“You certainly will not die!
No, God knows well that the moment you eat of it
your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods
who know what is good and what is evil.”
The woman saw that the tree was good for food,
pleasing to the eyes, and desirable for gaining wisdom.
So she took some of its fruit and ate it;
and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her,
and he ate it.
Then the eyes of both of them were opened,
and they realized that they were naked;
so they sewed fig leaves together
and made loincloths for themselves.

Michelangelo's Temptation and Fall

The Fall of Adam and Eve is a mystery wrapped in a conundrum.

Although they had everything in that bucolic first garden, including and especially the unimaginably sublime gift of seeing and conversing with the Creator (Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day” –Genesis 3:8), they still chose disobedience and betrayal.

All because of the sin of grandiose narcissism — of wanting to be “like gods,” who would determine for themselves “what is good and what is evil” although they already knew right from wrong. As the Book of Jeremiah 31:33 says, when God created humans, He’d embedded the knowledge of what is right and wrong within each of us:

“I will put my law within them
and write it on their hearts and minds.
I will be their God
and they will be my people.”

In wanting to be their own gods, that is, with their own conception of right and wrong, our first parents contravened the First Commandment (“You shall have no other gods before me.” –Exodus 20:3). Another way to say “wanting to be their own gods” is “Do as thou wilt” — the motto of satanist Aleister Crowley and the church of Satan, and the zeitgeist of our time.

That first sin by our first parents was so cataclysmic that it fundamentally changed the natural order of the world. Henceforth, God would no longer be theirs, and they would no longer be His people.

A door was opened to chaos, and a price must be paid for being human. Where once was joy and ease, there would be banishment, toil, pain, hardship, sickness, disease, and eventual death (“with painful labor you will give birth to children“; “by the sweat of your brow”; “for dust you are and to dust you will return”). Humankind’s relation with other creatures and the physical environment turned askew as “visible creation has become alien and hostile to man.”

So catastrophic was the breach that human nature itself became perverted. Henceforth, all of Adam’s progeny would be born with the stain of Original Sin — “tinder for sin” (fomes peccati) and inclined to evil. As St. Anselm lamented¹:

“I fell before my mother conceived me. Truly, in darkness I was conceived, and in the cover of darkness I was born. Truly, in him we all fell, in whom we all sinned. In him we all lost.”

¹St. Anselm: Basic Writings, translated by S. N. Deane (La Salle, Illinois: Open Court, 1961), p. 24.

So immense was our first parents’ fall that only God Himself, in the person of the Son, could make amends — by becoming incarnate, to be tortured and die on a cross.

Jesus loves us this much

And so we come to Lent.

Since Jesus prepared Himself for His public ministry in 40 days, Christians imitate Him with prayer and fasting during this time of Lent to prepare for Holy Week. In remembrance of how Christ our Lord willingly suffered and died for our sins, we are asked to pray, fast, and make a sacrifice during Lent by surrendering something that gives us pleasure, and/or by doing something good that we don’t ordinarily do.

Psalm 51:3-6, 12-14, 19

Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.
Thoroughly wash me from my guilt
and of my sin cleanse me.
For I acknowledge my offense,
and my sin is before me always:
“Against you only have I sinned,
and done what is evil in your sight.”
A clean heart create for me, O God,
and a steadfast spirit renew within me.
Cast me not out from your presence,
and your Holy Spirit take not from me.
Give me back the joy of your salvation,
and a willing spirit sustain in me.
My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit;
a contrite, humbled heart….

May the love and peace of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,

~Éowyn

Shoplifters thwart convenience store robber

This video has gone viral on Twitter.

Watch how two shoplifters overcome an armed hold-up of a convenience store.

I search on the net to find out where the incident took place, and discovered, to my disappointment, that this is not real.

It’s a production by Facebook Watch’s “Five Points Show“.

Here’s a link.

~Eowyn

Radical Left’s murderous minds on full display after Florida Valentine’s Day school shooting

The Left like to flatter their narcissistic selves as tolerant and open-minded. But history shows them to be anything but that.

The 20th century is the bloodiest century in human history, thanks to the killing fields of Marxist-Leninist regimes like the USSR, the People’s Republic of China, and the short-lived Khmer Rouge reign in Cambodia. Altogether, the radical left exacted a doleful human toll of 85 to 100 million people who perished from misguided economic experiments and the deliberate abuse and murder by the state. [Source]

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The killing fields of the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia

More recently, former FBI agent Larry Grathwohl revealed the murderous mind of the Weather Underground (WU) — a radical left group that originated in 1969 as a faction of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).

Obama’s Chicago pals, Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn, were founders of the Weather Underground, the goal of which was a violent overthrow of the U.S. government and the instauration of a “dictatorship of the proletariat.” WU instigated a series of terrorist bombings in the 1970s. Ayers and Dohrn were complicit in the conspiracy to bomb the office of California State Senator John Briggs. The two turned themselves in December 1980. Charges were dropped for Ayers; Dohrn received three years probation and a $15,000 fine. Both dispute their being labeled “terrorists” and remain unrepentant to this day.

Grathwohl went undercover and infiltrated the Weather Underground. In the video below, Grathwohl described how members of the Weather Underground calmly spoke of their plans to kill 25 million (their estimate) Americans who they expected would resist reeducation after the WU seized political power.

In the aftermath of the Valentine’s Day school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the American Left once again reveal their murderous intentions:

(1) Israeli newspaper columnist Becky Griffin @dorothyofisrael made Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz a poster child for abortion. Griffin wrote in a tweet (LifeNews):

Becky Griffin tweet

(2) A far-left group on Facebook, who call themselves Milkshakes Against the Republican Party (MARP), call on people to murder Republican lawmakers who support the NRA as revenge for the Florida school shooting. (InfoWars)

One of the posts, referring to the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) at a Congressional baseball practice game on June 14, 2017, says:

“Dear Crazed Shooters, The GOP has frequent baseball practice. You really wanna be remembered, that’s how you do it. Signed, Americans tired of our politicians bathing in the blood of the innocent for a few million dollars from the terrorist organization NRA.”

 

Milkshakes Against the Republican Party threat

Another MARP Facebook post reads:

“You remember the shooting at the Republican baseball game? One of those should happen EVERY WEEK until those NRA-funded sons of bitches do something about this.”

Other Leftists on Twitter heaped vitriol on a dad, Andrew Pollack, who had lost his daughter in the Parkland school shooting simply because Pollack wore a “Trump 2020” t-shirt:

“He’s Pro-Trump which means he supports the guy who is responsible for the death of his child!”

“I don’t feel sorry for him and fuck trump.”

“Maybe should have thought twice before voting for #TerroristTrump”

hate at Andrew Pollack

H/t Big Lug

See also “Florida Valentine’s Day school shooting: anomalies and confessed shooter“.

~Eowyn